From Zero Hedge

  • ECB Exec Calls Bitcoin The "The Evil Spawn Of The Financial Crisis"

    Authored by Marie Huillet via CoinTelegraph,

    Executive Board member of the European Central Bank (ECB) Benoit Coeure considers Bitcoin (BTC) to be the “evil spawn of the [2008] financial crisis,” Bloomberg reports Nov. 15.

    image courtesy of CoinTelegraph

    Coeure reportedly made his acid remarks at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel. The BIS’ general manager Augustín Carstens has likewise previously made a spate of crypto-skeptical remarks, notably characterizing Bitcoin as...

  • National Defense Strategy Commission: US Could Lose Wars With Russia, China

    “The security and well-being of the United States are at greater risk today than at any time in decades. America’s military superiority… has eroded to a dangerous degree. Rivals and adversaries are challenging the United States on many fronts and in many domains. America’s ability to defend its allies, its partners, and its own vital interests is increasingly in doubt. If the nation does not act promptly to remedy these circumstances, the consequences will be grave.”

    The warning above is the...

  • The UK's "Knife Crime Epidemic" Is Proof Bans Don't Ever Work

    Authored by Mac Slavo via,

    As if more evidence is needed that bans don’t work, the United Kingdom’s knife crime 'epidemic' is soaring.  Even though there are incredibly strict knife control laws in the UK, public officials are declaring the knife violence a public health crisis.

    On Wednesday, London police responded to separate stabbings within hours of each other, the victims, a young boy believed to be in his teens and a man, were sent to the hospital with life-threatening or...

  • Global Auto Industry Collapse Continues As October EU Data Shows No Relief

    The outlook for the global automobile market has been increasingly dire lately, especially after a third quarter that saw sales drop in many major markets across the globe, including China. Now, the latest data from Europe suggests that the difficulties may be nowhere close to over despite optimistic fourth quarter guidance by companies like Volkswagen and Daimler AG. 

    Deliveries of new passenger cars were down 7.4% in the EU and the European Free Trade Association in October from the year...

  • Have European Leaders Lost The Will To Defend Western Civilization?

    Authored by Robert Bridge via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

    The Western world would have succumbed over 1,000 years ago had its leaders and citizens not made a brave stand in the face of foreign invasion.

    Today, no less dangerous invaders than those from the past have succeeded where their forebears could not, and without the force of arms.

    The history of Western civilization has been interspersed with episodes of military conflict on such a monumental scale that any defeat would have...

  • China Reveals Fifth-Generation Stealth Jet's Missile Payload At Zhuhai Air Show

    Last week, Beijing’s fifth-generation stealth jets displayed a dazzling fifteen-minute performance at Airshow China 2018. The jets wowed more than 20,000 spectators by performing combat maneuvers in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province.

    Two of the four J-20 stealth jets opened their missile bay doors during the presentation, according to new images in a South China Morning Post report. Each plane showed four medium- and long-range missiles in its central bays and a short-range missile on...

  • The Meaning Of A Multipolar World

    Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Saker Blog,

    Right now, we live in a monopolar world.

    Here is how U.S. President Barack Obama proudly, even imperially, described it when delivering the Commencement address to America’s future generals, at West Point Military Academy, on 28 May 2014:

    The United States is and remains the one indispensable nation. [Every other nation is therefore ‘dispensable’; we therefore now have “Amerika, Amerika über alles, über alles in der Welt”.] That has been true for...

  • CIA Considered Truth Serum For Terror Suspects, Says New Unclassified Report

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has just released a new 90-page CIA report, which was provided in advance to the Associated Press (AP), shows how the government's top spy agency considered using a drug it believed might work as a truth serum and force terror suspects to spill the beans about future attacks.

    The spy agency determined that a drug called Versed, a sedative frequently prescribed to reduce anxiety, was “possibly worth a try.” But according to AP, the CIA did not ask...

  • Maryland Man Killed By Cops Trying To Take His Guns Under "Red Flag" Confiscation Law

    Authored by Mac Slavo via,

    On October 1, 2018, Maryland’s new “red flag” gun law went into effect.

    On November 5, 2018, the law claimed its first victim.

    Officially called Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO), “red flag” laws permit police, healthcare providers, or family members (or pretty much anyone, really – let’s be honest here) to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves. A judge...

  • Ebola Outbreak "Worst In Congo's History" As Hundreds Dead; Risk Of Spread To Uganda "Very High"

    The most recent Ebola outbreak spreading through the Democratic Republic of Congo is now the worst in the country's history, with 209 dead and 333 confirmed or probable cases, according to the DRC's health ministry. 

    According to The Express, efforts to contain the disease have been hampered by localized armed conflict and community resistance to health officials. 

    The outbreak, the second this year, began in North Kivu before spreading east to Ituri. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the DRC’s...

  • What Genghis Khan Can Teach Us About American Politics

    Authored by Casey Chalk via The American Conservative,

    The brutal warlord understood how to govern shrewdly and even humanely.

    Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Winston Churchill, even Barack Obama: there are many historical figures who Americans have turned to for inspiration in this political distemper. That’s especially true with the midterm elections only a week in the books. But I’ve recently found an even more surprising leader who offers a number of political lessons worth...

  • 654 Central American Migrants Detained After Crossing Arizona Border

    654 Central American migrants were apprehended over a two-day period this week after they crossed into the United States near the Lukeville, Arizona port of entry, according to Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials. 

    Notably, however, they are not part of the Central American migrant caravans which have begun to arrive in Tijuana. 

    As Breitbart's Bob Price reports, the mostly Guatemalan migrants exploited weaknesses in the older border wall infrastructure, while also crossing over the Colorado...