If Iran Blocks the Straits, Worldwide Recession Is Sure

Written by Gary North on January 4, 2012

Iran’s leaders are talking tough about shutting down the straits of Hormuz. This may be a way for them to get the West to negotiate from a weaker position regarding Iran’s nuclear fuel program. Or it may be that Iran thinks there is an attack coming. The question is this: Will oil prices skyrocket if […]

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The Aden Sisters Issue Caution

Written by Gary North on January 4, 2012

I have known the Aden sisters for 30 years. They don’t seem to age much. They are famous for their research on all things related to gold. Here, they issue a yellow light. The past year was frustrating for many investors and with good reason. Nearly all of the markets were volatile and erratic, reflecting […]

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Santa Brought Guns in 2011. Merry Christmas!

Written by Gary North on January 3, 2012

Americans bought guns for Christmas. Lots of guns. According to the FBI, over 1.5 million background checks on customers were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December. Nearly 500,000 of those were in the six days before Christmas. It was the highest number ever in a single month, […]

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The Smart Phone App That Tracks You, and Cannot Be Disabled

Written by Gary North on January 3, 2012

So, you think you have privacy. You don’t if you use any of these 8 apps. This report begins with a corker: CIQ. In a recent hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Al Franken reminded his fellow Americans, “People have a fundamental right to control their private information.” At the hearing, Franken raised an […]

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New Year’s Resolutions That Uncle Sam Didn’t Make

Written by Gary North on January 3, 2012

Al Lewis has come up with a great list of New Year’s resolutions for the U.S. government. Fat chance. I list just a few of them. • Stop runaway deficit spending. Start paying down the $15 trillion national debt before it’s $20 trillion and counting. • Fix Social Security and Medicare before the Baby Boomers […]

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Are You a Food-Storing Terrorist? A Gun Owner?

Written by Gary North on January 3, 2012

This article goes into the details of the NDAA law that Obama just signed. Storing food could get you labeled as a terror suspect So then, you might be wondering, “What kinds of activities could get me accused of being involved in supporting terrorism?” And here’s the kicker, because all the following activities could cause […]

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How to Stick It to Your Cable Company in 2012

Written by Gary North on January 2, 2012

Cable fees are expensive. Our entertainment isn’t free. It turns out that cable companies are willing to negotiate. This is the thesis of an article in the Wall Street Journal. We read this: Every three to six months, when his most recent promotional deal expires, Carey Anthony blocks out an hour of his day to […]

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Obama Signs the NDAA. Goodbye 4th Amendment.

Written by Gary North on January 2, 2012

President Obama signed the National Defense Appropriation Act, a law that ends the 4th Amendment in the United States unless the Supreme Court overturns it. He offered this explanation. The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it. In particular, I have signed this bill […]

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Your $2 Million Tax Obligation

Written by Gary North on January 2, 2012

Each year, David Collum produces a review. It covers a lot. Let me begin with the overall assessment. We have a massive global debt problem that will take years to unwind. Some think it is a zero-sum game, but I disagree. The World is blanketed with people fully aware of what has been promised to […]

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