Rants & Ravings

  • Targeting the Financial Industry: Operation Python

Targeting the Financial Industry: Operation Python

As most of you saw last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren grilled Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, calling him to resign and face criminal charges for his ‘negligence.’ Over 5,300 employees of Wells Fargo were found [...]

  • Trillion

Crossing the $10 Trillion Mark

Now that the global tally of negative-interest debt issued has passed the $10 trillion mark, it might be worth taking a moment to reflect the yet unknown implications posed by the intrusion of...reality. Interest rates [...]

  • Hillary Clinton Election 2016

Election 2016: Alien Queen vs. Swamp Thing

Sludgefeast ’16 (otherwise known as the US presidential election) has finally shaken out all fellow-traveling parasites in favor of two alpha vermin—the Alien Queen and Swamp Thing. As the face of their respective political parties, [...]

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The Role of Fear Suspense Magazine

Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift. —Dante Alighieri, “The Inferno” A somewhat paradoxical title for an article. For how can “fear” (from the protoGermanic feraz [...]

  • SunsetOverTheCity

What Is The Subduction Zone?

Six years after the legislative abortion otherwise known as Dodd-Frank was excreted into being, its tentacles show no signs of tiring. The latest arm-twistings of the financial sector by regulators now infesting corporate boardrooms manifest [...]

  • Copyright 2015, Chuck Dorris, all rights reserved.

Living Room Debris

I am in the midst of fleeing the East Coast in hopes of finding philosophical solace at a wooden boat-building school. Not Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, but rather an honest appraisal of life and the fury that swirls above Washington DC.

  • Copyright 2015, Chuck Dorris, all rights reserved.


Consider two recent developments in the energy sector. In the first instance, shareholders in oil-producing giant Chevron (ticker: CVX) voted to give the largest amongst themselves (those lucky few owning 3% or more shares for three years minimum) the ability to nominate directors for up to 25% of the seats on the board.

  • Copyright 2015, Chuck Dorris, all rights reserved.


Copyright 2015, Chuck Dorris, all rights reserved. There’s an old adage that adaptation in the energy market occurs when sweet crude averages $70 a barrel.  At that cost point, the alternative-energy folks (tree-huggers) suddenly [...]

  • Lisa Scottoline and Adam Dunn


“No, I didn’t base it on a real case. I never base anything on real cases. I never do any ripped-from-the-headlines stuff.” So states bestselling, Edgar Award-winning crime novelist Lisa Scottoline during a breathless interview [...]

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Eric Anderson Interview

ERIC C. ANDERSON, formerly a senior analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency, is an Air Force reservist and national security consultant, as well as a teacher at the National Defense Intelligence College.