WWIII? A “Hybrid Geo-Financial War” Between NATO and Russia Is Dangerously Escalating, by Mac Slavo

One thing that can be said about a prospective WWIII: it will not be a just or necessary war. It may well be an accidental war, like WWI. From Mac Slavo at shtfplan.com: Russia is preparing for war…

Source: WWIII? A “Hybrid Geo-Financial War” Between NATO and Russia Is Dangerously Escalating, by Mac Slavo

Something Stunning Is Taking Place Off The Coast Of Singapore, by Tyler Durden

Folks this can’t be good! Between this and the Saudi’s pissed off; get ready to be pouring your money into the gas tank!

“… that a global glut that pulled down prices by over 70 percent between 2014 and early 2016 is nowhere near over, and that financial traders betting on higher crude oil futures may be in for a surprise from the physical market.

“I’ve been coming to Singapore once a year for the last 15 years, and flying in I have never seen the waters so full of idle tankers,” said a senior European oil trader a day after arriving in the city-state.”

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Ernest Hemingway had his moveable feast. World oil markets have a moveable glut. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

“I’ve been coming to Singapore once a year for the last 15 years, and flying in I have never seen the waters so full of idle tankers,”

– Senior European oil trader a day after arriving in the city-state.

Back in November, when the world-record crude inventory glut was still in its early innings, we showed what we then thought was a disturbing image of dozens of oil tankers on anchor near the US oil hub of Galveston, TX, unwilling to unload their cargo at what the owners of the oil thought was too low prices.

Little did we know that just a few months later this seemingly unprecedented sight of clustered VLCCs would be a daily occurrence as oil producers, concerned by Cushing hitting its operating capacity, would take advantage of…

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SitRep 5/22/2016

This is what I feel is going to happen – when #Trump2016 wins the election there is going to be turmoil in America. Yes, the liberal cities like #NorfolkVa will be one of those that turn into just another Chicago – riots and just all out carnage at not getting “their” way — MORE FREE STUFF!

“But, as a prepper that is a danger sign. You must look at civil disturbance and the potential for martial law as a “probable” risk. The severity of such an event could prove drastic in some areas. If it begins to spread beyond the immediately affected area (i.e. out of state, out of major metropolitan areas) you could see a domino effect. Plan and prepare for it.”
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It has been a while since I did a SitRep of any kind, today I just can’t help myself. I will cover a wide variety of topics, all of which are related to today’s world situation. I believe tha…

Source: SitRep 5/22/2016

Obscure History: The Supreme Court Justice Who Shot a Senator

“Terry could not countenance this affront to his honor, and subsequently challenged Broderick to a duel. On the cold, misty morning of September 13, 1859, the two men squared off in a verdant ravine just over the San Francisco city line, near the south side of Lake Merced. Broderick fired first, and missed. Terry did not. The senator hung on for a few feverish days, and then died (but not before he claimed, on his deathbed, that he was murdered for opposing “slavery and a corrupt administration”). Fairly or not, the duel was widely seen thereafter as a proxy battle for the pro- and anti-slavery constituencies in California, and across the entire country.”

The Tactical Hermit

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If, like me, you are dispirited by our national political climate, you may occasionally entertain the sense that you are witness to an era of unprecedented moral debasement. Creeping oligarchy, the re-emergence of an atavistic paleo-conservatism, the slow death-wheeze of the fourth estate, the rise of a relentlessly cheery techno-utopian Gatsby class—we’ve got a lot working against us. But if you think our era is defined by its high concentration of professional reprobates, or that the stakes for our republic are particularly high, you might find lukewarm comfort in the story of Judge David Smith Terry.

In the pantheon of salty, contemptuous bastards in American politics, not many can out-do Terry, a bowie-wielding, ardent-pro-slavery Texan with a volcanic temper, who rose to become Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court in the mid-nineteenth century. Like some shadow-character from Blood Meridian, Terry’s life mixed tragedy, vulgarity, absurdity, and spite in equal…

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