Maria is a feisty tropical storm raging in the Atlantic, and she’s expected to become a hurricane today just like her brother Jose who is off the East Coast, not to mention the fact that TS Lee is in hot pursuit…

Charles Hugh Smith brings a sobering analysis of the difficulty with repairing all the flood-damaged homes in Houston. As one can imagine, the list is long and the complications are many…

People often wonder what the economic implications will be when a hurricane makes landfall. While individual people, families and neighborhoods may find out soon enough that the SHTF, collectively, Irma is just getting started. Here’s the latest…

President Trump’s favorite Fake News Network just motor-boats around wherever they want in this evacuated, flooded Texas neighborhood. CNN is “zig-zaging” with Coast Guard boats as the CNN reporter states. Some people wonder if they are reporting the news, providing surveillance to FEDS, or just following orders…

In the 2nd part of a stunning 2 part interview, Hat Trick Letter Editor Jim Willie discusses the financial sector consequences of the collapse in oil: We’re seeing a rampant, violent hurricane hitting the sub-prime energy bonds...we’re only a couple months away before we start seeing a string of bond defaults related to the sub-prime sector- it’s going to be the BIG OIL COMPANIES!
We’re going to see DOZENS of bankruptcies soon…”It’s going to become a HURRICANE!” 

Jim Willie’s full MUST LISTEN interview on the BIG OIL bond/derivatives defaults is below: 

flying blindOur “leaders” are flying completely blind through a financial hurricane of their own making!  There are no blueprints, no maps, not even an “owners manual” to refer to.
We collectively are living through a period of time that has no precedent…globally…but……there is precedent and plenty of it!
Let me explain (and by the way, it ALWAYS ended badly):