Sun, 29 April 2018
US SUPREME COURT MAKES LANDMARK DECISION THAT REVERSES 200 YEARS OF JUDICIAL PRECEDENT & CAVES IN TO BIG TECH.
Our FEATURE today is a BALL BUSTER! The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled this past week on Oil States vs Green's Energy Group that determined whether or not the Patent Trial & Appeal Board(PTAB) had the Constitutional right to cancel a patent that had previously been granted by the US Patent & Trade Office (USPTO). SCOTUS has ruled 7 to 2 that the PTAB has the Constitutional right to do so without a public trial.To date the PTAB has cancelled approximately 2000 patents over the past 6 years. Justice Clarence Thomas writing for the majority also ruled that a patent was a "public franchise" and could be cancelled at anytime by an action brought by anyone through the PTAB. Categorizing a patent as a "public franchise" is outrageous. The new USPTO Director Andrei Iancu has stated repeatedly that the PTAB must be reviewed, both the US Senate and the House have introduced similar bills titled "Stronger Patents Act" that limit the powers of the PTAB and a Federal Circuit Court has just reversed a case by the PTAB that cancelled a patent. The stage is set for a battle royale to determine who controls the patent system. The financial ramifications are ominous. Consider the pharmaceutical and biotech business that spends billions on R&D and requires 15 years patent protection to recoup its' costs. Ostensibly that has been lost. We have traced the evolution of Apple, Inc and Google's determination to control the IP market for the past 5 years. There's a showdown at OK corral coming and it will be nasty and quite revealing. We also have a complete report on Market Watch.
Direct download: TMB-18-04-29-Supreme-Court-Reverses-200-Years-in-decision.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:19am PST
Mon, 23 April 2018
Our FEATURE today focuses on the out of control fiscal deficits that exceed a TRILLION dollars per year for "as long as the eye can see". The numbers have been estimated by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). They project an annual deficit in the FY ending September 31st of 4% of GDP increasing to 6% by the year 2022. The total Federal debt is now $21 trillion and will certainly exceed $25 trillion by the year 2022. Experts say the CBO does not assume a recession in their estimates "which is highly implausible". A fiscal crisis is looming. One item of expense that impacts every state is the rising cost of Medicaid. 28% of all states spending is on this medical assistance program for the poor. It is the largest expense after elementary and secondary education and it too is out of control. Arizona teachers as well as other states quite possibly have not considered how negatively this will impact their salary and benefit demands. We offer our input. Other topics include: Yo Yo markets forecast a favorable equity market 83% of the time, Oil & gasoline prices surge, 10 year treasuries zero in on 3%, Inverted yields are a dangerous curve, The Mexican peso rallies-a sign of a new NAFTA? , The convoluted,confusing & conflicting market, Comey's bad week, Criminal referrals for the Deep State and Obama's investigation of the Trumpster.
Direct download: TMB-18-04-23-Ballooning-Trillion-Dollar-Deficit.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 9:42am PST
Sat, 14 April 2018
THE OATH TO "SAVE" AMERICA: WHO ARE THE INSIDERS WHO PLAN TO SIPHON OFF $95 TRILLION OF PRIVATE WEALTH ON MAY 1st, 2018?
Our FEATURE today focuses on a new book written by Dan Denning titled above in our introduction. Agora Financial has a prolific and profound background of publishing best sellers such as The Great Reckoning, Empire of Debt, The Death of Money and others that have been extremely accurate in their forecasts. For more information on their track record we suggest that you search the author and Agora Financial. Denning refers to the insiders as "oathkeepers" which should not be confused with a group of first responders by the same name. Denning claims that the present administration is now "infested" with 30 of these key insiders whose plan is to completely control the US money supply, the financial markets and the "soul of the US". Their common denominator is that they've all been associated with Goldman Sachs in a major capacity. The author states unequivocally that the Fed will announce on May 1st that the US will adopt a digital currency which is a first action to accomplish their goals and objectives. That date also signals that the insiders will "turn on the money tap" which will take the financial markets to incredible new highs and should bolster an inflationary boom. Other topics include: The startling deficit numbers, The PPI, The Fed minutes say the "economy will run hot for 2 years", Pres X's conciliatory speech, The killing of Bit Coin, A Fed Circuit Court reverses the PTAB, Wells Fargo's culture still stinks, The McCabe and Zuckerberg collusions and a neologism.
Direct download: TMB-18-04-14-insiders-who-plan-to-siphon-wealth.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:32pm PST
Sun, 8 April 2018
Our FEATURE today centers on foreign trade and tariffs that has morphed into a trade war principally with China. The imbalance of trade between the US and China is truly unfathomable. In 1986 our trade imbalance with China was zero. By 2017 it grew to $568 B! In 1994 Robert Rubin was appointed US Secretary of Treasury and he immediately mandated a strong dollar policy which propelled China's GDP at the expense of a loss of US jobs and created the large trade deficit. We explore both the pros and cons of the trade phenomenon that exposes a number of surprises. Other topics include: The role that the US dollar as the world's reserve currency has played in the deficit, The market's response to the "tit for tat" exchange, Will the market indices break support?, Dual Class IPOs, The in congruence in corn and soybeans, A painful lesson in short selling, The FBI stonewall, Judicial Watch attacks George Soros and I smelled a rat-a real one.