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Trump Reaches Out To Jamie Dimon To Head Treasury

Donald Trump has reached out to Jamie Dimon, head of JP Morgan Chase, for top job at the Treasury. Per Reuters:

A senior person on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team contacted JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon to see if he would be interested in being U.S. Treasury secretary, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

It is unclear how Dimon responded, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly. Dimon has said multiple times in the past that he is not interested in the job – most recently in September.

If you need to brush up on Jamie Dimon, here’s the milk and toast. Seems like a cool master of the universe for a libor rigging London Whaling kinda guy who sailed through the fallout of the Financial Crisis relatively unscathed. After finding out that Citigroup picked Obama’s 2008 cabinet, we have to scrutinize every single one of Trump’s picks. To that end, the Secretary of the Treasury is a very important job. Not only is this cabinet member the key economic advisor to the President, they automatically get a seat on the National Security Council, as well as 5th position in the line of succession. Assuming that tapping Dimon is in the vein of letting one of the guys involved in the credit crisis help clean up the mess, we need to consider the wisdom of Trump’s decision in the context of the unique and still vulnerable position we (the world) are currently working our way through. I can imagine several scenarios that would shatter the thin veneer of confidence in our banking system, requiring another round of extreme measures and stock broker suicides. If it all goes to hell, who do we want at the battlestation, on top of that situation?

Alliances are being formed right in front of us which will be crucial to pay attention to. We need to monitor and scrutinize every single Trump appointment – not only for market signals, but to see how the future is likely to unfold. People need to know what interests are being represented, historical statements and ideologies of key appointees, and as time goes on, how Trump appears to be managing his team (to the extent we can know). This movement, after all, was all about rejecting the Status Quo. That said, the “who better qualified” argument is absolutely legitimate when it comes to economic brain surgery. You generally want the guy who’s cracked a few skulls.

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Wikileaks Staff Doing Reddit AMA Right Now: Tough Questions, Some Answers

The good folks over at Wikileaks are doing a Reddit AMA right now, and they are getting grilled. Highlights below, and full AMA here. Of note, people have been asking why no releases on Trump. Wikileaks repeated that they don’t have any, which was met with skepticism based on some of Assange’s previous comments. Perhaps they don’t have any relevant information, but they should release it anyway. They are also claiming to be non-partisan, which is verifiably false. The microwave just indicated that my popped corn is ready for consumption, so consume I shall.

Assange’s Situation At Embassy


Timing Of Releases






DDOS Attacks


Info on Trump? 


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ART OF THE DEAL: Canada Wants To Renegotiate NAFTA

Well what do we have here? Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has come out with comments to the effect of dismantling or renegotiating NAFTA.

“I think it’s important that we be open to talking about trade deals,” Trudeau — a fierce defender of free trade, which helps bolster the Canadian economy — told reporters.

“If the Americans want to talk about NAFTA, I’m more than happy to talk about it,” he said, adding that it was important to periodically reassess trade deals to ensure that they continue to be of benefit to Canadians. Yahoo News

So we’ve got Russia talking Peace, the Philippines reversing course with recent comments from President Duterte, and dopey prince Alwaleed trying to kiss the ring.


“May you live in interesting times” -some Chinese guy

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Market View From 10,000 Ft – A Mixed Bag

You might as well take the Dow 30 off your screen as there is a sea of red and green soup in the broader indices.  As Fly and Raul have reported, FANG stocks are getting kicked in the teeth, along with much of the tech sector in general. Who knew that anti-Trump Jeff Bezos and liberal tech titans would fall out of favor? Bet against Trump, get your dick chopped off. Sorry NFLX, guilt by association.

Take a quick look at a heatmap of the market to see today’s mixed bag:


Long bonds are holding relatively steady after yesterday’s selloff, though pressure is downward and is dragging yield names with it.


I’m also keeping an eye on this 10 year chart of TNX:




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VIOLENCE: 5 Shot In Downtown Seattle, 1 In Critical Condition, Gunman At Large

Violence has broken out in Seattle a short distance from an anti-Trump demonstration after a heated argument allegedly turned deadly. Not much known about the still at-large suspect at this point, however police are saying it is not related to the nearby protest.

The Seattle Fire Department said five people were shot in the area of 3rd Ave. and Pine Street. One man is said to be in critical condition and the other four, all females, have non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses say shots rang out around 6:45 p.m. Police say the suspect fled on foot and has not yet been located.

The area where the shooting happened has a history of violence and crime in Seattle.

Police believe the shooting started after a heated argument between a group of people. Witnesses say the suspect walked away from the argument and began shooting, possibly hitting bystanders at a bus stop nearby.

A protest over Donald Trump’s recent presidential victory was also underway at the time of the shooting a few kilometres away.

It is not immediately clear whether the shooting was related to the protests at this time. (GlobalNews.ca)

While police are not linking the shooting to the protest, the incident occurred after a Seattle councilwoman called on protesters to “shut down” inauguration day, stoking tensions in the area.

Also, it’s floating around the web that these were pre-planned demonstrations. If so, it fits right into the DNC playbook of bankrolled birddogging and protests.

Someone found this in the New York craiglist. Could be a troll, or not.

Meanwhile, tolerant protesters in Los Angeles are calling for death:




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BACKING DOWN: Vladimir Putin Is Cool Now

Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin does not fuck around. He’s a stone cold KGB relic of the Iron Curtain, and I guarantee he can kill you with his bare hands and feel nothing. The man is an actual apex predator, not a #spiritcooking charlatan or a limp wristed puppet.

(limp wristed puppet)

Some of you are living in Rocky IV and think Russia is still your enemy, about to Red Dawn us. Get over it Grandpa. Putin simply wants to control the entire supply of energy into Europe while enriching his friends. I really couldn’t give less of a shit. plus, isn’t Europe all high and mighty about all their alternative energy programmes? Anyway, if you’re stuck on Russia = enemy, just play pretend and go along with me:

First, watch this if you haven’t already. I’ll wait.

Putin makes excellent points. Also, did your animal brain notice how he’s a stone cold apex predator who appears to be quite serious? Good. So when Putin sends 40 million Russians into Nuclear War training, floats their boats down the English channel, and unveils the Satan 2 super-nuke, you pay attention and maybe hear the man out when he says he will defend Assad at all costs. In response, the underpaying dicks at NATO put 300,000 troops on high alert for direct conflict with Russia, mind you, over a pipeline that the Saudis REALLY want to send oil through.

On the topic of Syria, the Saudis, and last night’s losing candidate; thanks to Wikileaks, it looks more and more like the Syria’s Arab Spring was in fact a Hillary Clinton production. She was behind Egypt’s Arab Spring, and she sat on the board of a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) partner under investigation for funding the Islamic State. Furthermore, Hillary’s close friends in the house of Saud financed the Jihadist troops fighting Assad right now. This is straight out of the West’s playbook to wrangle out of pocket despots who want to abandon the US Dollar or allow a critical new pipeline through their country. We can go into the ethics of the Assad regime another time, but you better be able to tell me why Saudi Arabia is one of a few countries allowed to brutalize their population at a whim. Donating to the Clinton Foundation seems to be a common theme among those who get a pass.

Anyway, as predicted by anyone not confined to the United States MSM echo chamber, Putin is monumentally happy about Trump’s victory last night, and looks forward to NOT going to WWIII over Syria.

Per the RT:

We heard [Trump’s] campaign rhetoric while still a candidate for the US presidency, which was focused on restoring the relations between Russia and the United States,” President Putin said, speaking at the presentation ceremony of foreign ambassadors’ letters of credentials in Moscow. We understand and are aware that it will be a difficult path in the light of the degradation in which, unfortunately, the relationship between Russia and the US are at the moment,” he added.

In closing, sleep tight – for Donald J. “Spirit of Harambe” Trump is a man of peace, though I’m sure he also took note of the size of Putin’s Satan 2 rocket – a threat we may have to neutralize one day. Until then, let’s see what happens in the next few weeks and hope that our Nobel Peace Prize winning leader doesn’t decide to make WWIII his last act as president.



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Safe Spaces Shattered, Yale Cancels Midterms, Salty Tears Flowing, Solid Gold Despair

Holy shattered safe spaces Batman, there are a lot of sensitive people out there today. Scroll down to the bottom for salty tears.

Look, before any of the Wikileaks came out, you liberals had the fucking internet. You could have done your research into the Clintons and seen how shady they are, adjusted your moral compass, and chosen not to vote for a woman who caused the FUCKING MIGRANT CRISIS as Secretary of State by destabilizing Northern Africa. Who has been working on behalf of the Saudis to get their fucking pipeline built. Who hasn’t done shit for her base as she’s slid through Washington doing her “woman of the people” act. She is a faker, and everybody who worked with her knew it. You failed to absorb or believe ANY of the DKIM verified Wikileaks.  You still think a pizza party is just a pizza party.

There are no stories about Hillary helping people in need unless it was for some scripted political capital. It’s all been theater. Go ahead, hit me with all of the charitable things she’s done that haven’t been linked to earning votes, Clinton Foundation pay for play, or destroying Haiti. She is evil, and you liberals with full access to the internet believed that her brand of globalist neo-conservatism masquerading as progressivism was a good deal, just like you thought twice with Barry Hussin O’Bama (who I voted for exactly once believing he might actually end these imperialist oil wars). I can only conclude that your fucking monkey brains were too afraid to pop out of your USA Today groundhog day of a life and think for yourselves. THEY HAVE ALL BEEN SELLING US UP THE RIVER, well before Hank Paulson, Robert Rubin, Al Gore, and the Clintons began parading around China in the 90’s, helping them lay the groundwork for their enormous financial and manufacturing infrastructure that would proceed to utterly fuck our middle class.

Back to liberals. In addition to being fucking morons, you’ve raised your children to be weak and without coping skills. If it all falls apart, no joke, they will not do well. They can’t hear negative things, and YOU let that happen with your empty shell of a personality and sociopathic inability to impart substance to your offspring. Instead, you lemming into work every day and collapse at home every night hoping our world class educational system did a good job raising your children. How many movies about utopian futures crumbling does it take before you understand that you don’t want to be caught in the inflection point? Can you even chop wood with that beard of yours and those suspenders you wear to the wine bar for your $60 wine flights, and your stupid Macklemore haircuts? No. You and your kids are fucked and you’ll all die in your X5 trying to flee the city. Even if you make it out, your batteries will die and you don’t know how to read a map. At best, your children will witness their dumb and cunty show parents slinging childhood-devastating insults at each other before dying a horrible death of intestinal pain after all the pine needles you tried eating for sustenance.

Lastly, I wonder what would have happened if the DNC and the Clinton campaign hadn’t colluded to destroy Bernie Sanders and cheat against him at the primary debates? It would have been two outsiders going head to head instead of establishment vs. outsider. Karma is a bitch.  

And now, strap on your headphones and witness the:



Literally Shaking

Pundits and politicians who swore Trump couldn’t win the election

Get the rest of your chicken tendie fix HERE.

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