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Arizona Wants To Declare Porn A Public Health Crisis 

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A Republican state lawmaker in Arizona is disturbed about the proliferation of erotic images and videos online and their "toxic" effect on human behavior, has introduced a bill that would declare pornography a public health crisis.

The bill, first introduced by state Rep. Michelle Udall, R, passed through the Arizona House Committee of Health & Human Services on Thursday, the first major obstacle in its path to a possible full vote, AZ Central reported.

The bill has no legal ramifications but states that porn "perpetuates a sexually toxic environment that damages all areas of our society."

Like the tobacco industry, the pornography industry has created a public health crisis," Udall told lawmakers last week. "Pornography is used pervasively, even by minors."

Udall's bill states the minors exposed to pornographic websites can develop “low self-esteem, eating disorders and an increase in problematic sexual activity at ever-younger ages.”

The bill indicates that scientific research has shown pornography to be biologically addictive.

"Potential detrimental effects on pornography users include toxic sexual behaviors, emotional, mental and medical illnesses and difficulty forming or maintaining intimate relationships," the measure states.

The bill also says excessive porn watching can alter human behavior, which may lead to extreme or violent sexual acts.

It "normalizes violence and the abuse of women and children by treating them as objects, increasing the demand for sex trafficking, prostitution and child porn,” the bill reads.

Udall's opponents agree that too much porn is bad for humans; however, they point out the bill misses the underlying problem.

"If we really want to look at this, we should start with education. It's embarrassing that we are one of the states that does not have medically accurate sex education. In testimony, they were trying to blame everything on pornography. That is a stretch," said Democrat Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley, who is sponsoring a different bill, HB2577, that focuses on medically accurate sex education.

"I don't disagree that the bill needs more teeth," said Rep. Jay Lawrence, R-Scottsdale, who voted for the bill, according to the Arizona Republic. "That is our goal."

The bill is being prepared for a vote in the GOP-majority Arizona House of Representatives. Similar bills are being introduced in eleven states declaring porn a public health crisis.

Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For February 11, 2019

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Top Upgrades

  • Goldman Sachs upgraded Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) from Sell to Buy. Avis Budget shares gained 6 percent to $27.20 in pre-market trading.
  • Canaccord Genuity upgraded Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) from Hold to Buy. Tesla shares rose 2.2 percent to $312.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Morgan Stanley upgraded Lloyds Banking Group PLC ADR (NYSE: LYG) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Lloyds Banking shares fell 0.34 percent to close at $2.94 on Friday.
  • UBS upgraded Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) from Sell to Neutral. Canadian Solar shares rose 3.9 percent to $21.37 in pre-market trading.
  • JMP Securities upgraded Proteon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PRTO) from Market Perform to Market Outperform. Proteon Therapeutics shares gained 3.3 percent to $2.87 in pre-market trading.
  • Bank of America upgraded Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) from Neutral to Buy. Electronic Arts shares gained 2.8 percent to $100.32 in pre-market trading.

Top Downgrades

  • Bernstein downgraded NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) from Outperform to Market Perform. NVIDIA shares fell 1.6 percent to $145.85 in pre-market trading.
  • Wedbush downgraded Alteryx Inc (NYSE: AYX) from Outperform to Neutral. Alteryx shares fell 1.6 percent to $68.75 in pre-market trading.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded Edison International (NYSE: EIX) from Outperform to Market Perform. Edison Intl shares rose 0.68 percent to close at $58.08 on Thursday.
  • Atlantic Equities downgraded CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) from Overweight to Neutral. CBS shares gained 0.3 percent to $49.69 in pre-market trading.
  • Cowen & Co. downgraded Triumph Group Inc (NYSE: TGI) from Outperform to Market Perform. Triumph shares rose 2 percent to $22.15 in pre-market trading.
  • Mizuho downgraded ALLETE Inc (NYSE: ALE) from Neutral to Underperform. ALLETE shares rose 2.76 percent to close at $79.30 on Thursday.
  • Gordon Haskett downgraded Floor & Decor Holdings Inc (NYSE: FND) from Buy to Hold. Floor & Decor shares fell 0.8 percent to $32.06 in pre-
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  • JP Morgan downgraded New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (NYSE: EDU) from Overweight to Neutral. New Oriental Education shares fell 1.2 percent to $76.64 in pre-market trading.
  • Loop Capital downgraded Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) from Hold to Sell. Bed Bath & Beyond shares closed at $15.42

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Rape, Murder, & A Suspicious Suicide: Jailed “Psychic Surgeon” To Stars Ran Gruesome Sex Slave Farms

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A 76-year-old Brazilian faith healer who turned himself in to authorities following more than 600 sexual abuse claims has been accused of running sex slave farms used for child trafficking, then killing the mothers after 10 years of birthing


Joao Teixeira de Faria a.k.a. "John of God"

Known as the "John of God" and the "psychic surgeon," Joao Teixeira de Faria started his "spiritual hospital" in 1978, the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola – named after Saint Ignatius, one of the 37 spirits Faria claimed would inhibit his body during psychic healing sessions, according to The Sun. In 1979, a benefactor secured land for him in a small town of Abadiânia, Brazil, where he has been receiving over 10,000 visitors a month. 

Faria rose to international fame after Oprah Winfrey sat down with him in a 2010 interview. His high profile clients are rumored to include supermodel Naomi Campbell, former President Bill Clinton and singer Paul Simon. 

John of God's "spiritual surgeries" would often involve scraping people's eyeballs without anesthetics, or inserting scissors of forceps inside people's noses to cure various conditions. His accusers say he took it much further – instructing them to face away from them before performing sexual acts to "cure" them, allegations Faria denies. 


Joao Teixeira de Faria performing "psychic surgery" with "spirit cook" Marina Abramovi?

In December, four women came forward on Brazilian television to accuse Faria of abusing them during sessions, including Dutch choreographer Zahira Lienke Mous, who says she learned of Faria from Oprah Winfrey's interview.

Speaking on TV Globo, three of the women described their encounters with Faria to host Pedro Bial on condition of anonymity. Dutch choreographer Zahira Lieneke Mous decided to be named, and said that during one of her trips to see the healer to be cured of the trauma of previous sexual assault, he took her into a back room and had her masturbate him. He then had her pick out a gemstone from a set and granted special treatment. She has also accused him of

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How A Fake Eyelash Boom Is Propping Up Kim Jong-Un

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Authored by Jan Bauer via,

Russia and China may be the first to come to mind in reference to violating sanctions against North Korea, but the list is actually a bit longer, and fairly more complicated – and the end of the day, our out-of-control vanity has led to a boom in fake eyelashes that have been helping to prop up the North Korean government.

In late January, California-based cosmetics company ELF agreed to pay a nearly US$1m fine to settle civil liabilities for importing fake eyelashes containing materials from North Korea in breach of sanctions.

The U.S. Treasury Department said that between 2012 and 2017, the company imported 156 shipments of false eyelash kits, valued at $4.43 million from two suppliers located in the People’s Republic of China that contained materials sourced by North Korean suppliers.

ELF (eyes, lips, face), with annual revenues of $295 million, faced more than $40 million in penalties, but the treasury took mitigating circumstances into account; namely, the small amount involved and the fact that the company itself reported the sanctions violation after a self-audit of third-party suppliers.

“This enforcement action highlights the risks for companies that do not conduct full-spectrum supply chain due diligence when sourcing products from overseas, particularly in a region in which North Korea as well as other comprehensively sanctioned countries or regions, is known to export goods,” the Treasury said.

“Until January 2017, ELF’s compliance program and its supplier audits failed to discover that approximately 80 percent of the false eyelash kits supplied by two of ELF’s China-based suppliers contained materials from the DPRK,” it added.

On top of that, the company’s stock has lost 51 percent of its value since it was first floated in September 2016. Based on its latest results, sales are down 11 percent compared to the same period last year.

Beyond eyelashes, North Korea has proven quite resources at evading sanctions, with indications that it’s mastered smuggling.

A recent UN report notes that sanctions against North Korea were “ineffective,” with authorities there still able to acquire illegal shipments of oil products, sell banned coal and violate the arms embargo.

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Is There A New Working Theory Of Inflation

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Submitted by Joseph Carson, former director of global economic research, Alliance Bernstein

It has long been observed that inflation is a monetary phenomenon. The foundation for this observation was developed decades ago when accelerating and decelerating rates of consumer price inflation were associated with similar patterns of growth in money. Nowadays, the concept of money itself is under constant refinement, and money growth is no longer part of the Federal Reserve objectives, which raises an important question, is there a new working theory of inflation?

I raise this question for the simple reason that structural changes in the financial markets coupled with regime changes in the conduct of monetary policy have altered the transmission process of monetary policy in a way that inflation is no longer predictable based solely on money growth nor limited to the standard price measures.

In the past several decades, the US has experienced two fundamentally different types of inflation (or price) cycles, with one associated with fast growth in money while the other form was not, and yet each cycle proved to be a monetary-driven event with similar outcomes.

For example, from the early 1960s to the early 1980s the US economy experienced successive periods of relatively fast gains in consumer prices and all were associated (fueled) with fast gains in money. And, from the mid-1990s to today, the US economy has experienced consecutive cycles of unprecedented gains in asset inflation, fueled by relatively low interest rates, easy credit conditions assisted in part by growth of non-bank banks, and more recently with additional monetary accommodation via the expansion of the Fed’s balance sheet.

Although of a different form, the inflation (or price) cycles had a number of common characteristics. For example, all cycles proved to be persistent as each one had a self sustaining feature as the more and more prices rose it led to the expectations of more price gains, creating an inflationary (or speculation) mindset that was hard to break in the real economy or in the minds of investors.

Also, inflation cycles created market distortions, such as allocating too much capital towards inflation-benefiting industries (i.e. commodities) or conversely…
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It’s Not The “Idle Rich”; Study Reveals “Working Rich” Driving Top US Incomes

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America's richest people aren't the "idle rich" – jumping off diving boards into giant vaults full of coins and taking off for adventures with their nephews.

According to a new working paper co-authored by members of Princeton University, US Berkeley, Chicago's Booth School of Business, and the US Treasury Department, the top 0.1 percent, or those earning more than $1.6 million per year, are the working rich. 

Using tax data linking 11 million firms to their owners, the paper found that entrepreneurs – such as doctors, lawyers, financial professionals, car dealers and beverage distributors (?) are driving income inequality. 

Business owners in the top 1 to 0.1 percent making between $390,000 and $1.6 million annually included physicians, professional and technical workers, dentists, specialty trade professionals, and those in legal services. Owners in the top 0.1 making over $1.6 million included physicians, dentists and other skilled professionals as well as financial investors, automobile dealers and oil and gas extractors.

"We set out to understand what has been driving top incomes in recent years, and that upended some previous findings about the rich," says co-author Owen Zidar, assistant professor of economics at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. "People are earning a lot of dollars through private businesses, and that’s important evidence that should influence the debate around taxing millionaires." 

In an effort to analyze the effect of the 2017 tax reforms on small businesses and other pass-through entities, the paper studies the effect of similar tax reforms under President Reagan – which raised corporate taxes and lowered them on individuals, making pass-through entities far more attractive. 

They found the median number of owners of a pass-through company was two, and they hit their peak income in their 50s. Around 93 percent of these owners were actively engaged in the business. Most top earners are not getting their income from labor; 75 percent comes from human capital income. For example, most top income is derived from active service provision as well as the personal network, reputation, and recruiting prowess of entrepreneurs, not from idle ownership of financial assets.

 "It’s common to wonder whether business owners grew the…
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NJ Voters Furious As Governor Murphy Prepares To Sign ‘Rain Tax’ Into Law

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Just when frustrated residents of New Jersey, one of the most heavily taxed states in the US, thought Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had already brought the state into the ninth circle of taxation hell with new taxes to save the state's ailing pension system, middle class voters in one of the least affordable states in the country have now been given one more thing to complain about: A tax on the rain.

After a bill authorizing the new local taxes was passed by the state late last month, Murphy is preparing to sign it into law, over the objections of the state's Republicans, according to the New York Post.


Gov. Phil Murphy

As one state lawmaker told the post, just when NJ residents thought the state had already laid claim to every revenue stream imaginable, Democrats have found one more thing to tax.

"Every time you think there’s nothing left to tax, we come up with something else," Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Morris-Sussex) exploded during a debate on the measure.

“It’s just never-ending down here.”

And voters are understandably furious.

The 'rain tax', which is largely supported by Democrats and largely opposed by Republicans, would allow towns, counties and local authorities to set up their own storm water utilities. These newly created arms of local bureaucracy would be empowered to
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California’s Two Remaining Utilities Are One Fire Away From Bankruptcy

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Two weeks after California's largest utility PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection (marking its second bankruptcy in 20 years), Bloomberg is sounding the alarm that California's two other large electric utilities are just one wildfire away from bankruptcy filings of their own – a fact that was underscored last month when S&P slashed their credit ratings to near-junk status.

And to the chagrin of California residents, Gov. Gavin Newsom has done nothing to ease these anxieties, leaving large swaths of the largest state in the union without solvent utility companies (a situation that would likely lead to massive rate hikes on California's already heavily taxed consumers).

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The two utilities in question are Edison International’s Southern California Edison Co. and Sempra Energy’s San Diego Gas & Electric Co. Both utilities have begged California lawmakers to reconsider the state's view on the legal concept of inverse condemnation. Put simply, this legal principle allows utilities to be held liable for any wildfires caused by their equipment – even if the utilities have followed every safety rule. But so far, their pleas have fallen on deaf ears (for the record, the changes being requested wouldn't affect the distribution of liability if the utilities are found to be negligent).

"This is a really serious issue that could absolutely impair the health of utilities in this state," Pedro Pizarro, Edison’s chief executive officer, said in an interview. "I don’t want to speculate about bankruptcy, but this is serious. And the current approach is just not sustainable."

But as Bloomberg points out, there are several easy solutions that wouldn't be difficult for the legislature and governor's mansion to pursue. The legislature has the power to change the standard. But so far, they have opted to do nothing.

Here's a rundown of the options (text courtesy of Bloomberg):


California lawmakers spent much of last year hunting for a solution. In August, they passed a bill designed to help utilities cover liabilities from a wave of fires in 2017. But it doesn’t offer aid for 2018 fires, a critical issue after November’s Camp Fire, the deadliest in state history. With PG&E’s equipment seen as a possible ignition

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What’s Behind Last Week’s Libor Plunge: Blame The Inverted Yield Curve

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On Thursday morning, traders were stumped by a violent drop in 3m USD Libor, which after weeks of barely budging, saw its fixing plunge by more than 4bps, its biggest one day move since the financial crisis, prompting questions what was behind the sudden drop.

The move followed a declining trend in commercial paper yields, which banks use as one of the primary inputs in their Libor submissions.

According to Deutsche Bank's Steven Zeng, a significant factor for the decline of commercial paper yields is the recent inflows into prime money market funds. Since December, prime money market funds have grown their assets by about 11%, with this week’s ICI data showing that total prime fund assets rose above $600bn for the first time since 2016. And as prime fund assets grow, cash is being deployed in the unsecured borrowing markets, pushing their rates lower.

So was Libor just catching up to CP?

According to Zeng there's more to the sudden jerk lower in the world's most important fixed income benchmark; in a Friday note, the Deutsche Banker writes that while the Fed hikes have attracted more cash into the short end, the yield-curve inversion has likely also played an important contributing role. At the moment, the Treasury curve is inverted between the 1yr and 5yr points. Furthermore, yields out to the 10yr point are at levels below the 3m Libor.

And while curve inversions are rare, inversions while the economy looks healthy and the Fed maintains that it could still possibly hike rates are even rarer. In other words, with the 3m Libor currently 21bp above the 2yr Treasury yield and 23bp above the 5yr yield, some investors are finding money market investments a much more appealing option than front-end and intermediate Treasuries.

Indeed, fund flows data corroborate this story. Over the last week, short-term government funds and intermediate government funds both experienced heavy redemptions, while bond funds that invest in higher-yielding assets, as well as money market funds, have seen larger-than-normal inflows.

Yet even after Thursday’s decline, Libor remains elevated to commercial paper yields. The gap between the 3m Libor and 90-day AA financial CP yield currently stands at 19bp, which compares to last year’s average of 13bp. This suggests to Zeng that Libor may have modest additional downside risk in the near term.

Progressive Battle Cry: Tax The Rich! Tax The Rich! How’s It Working Out?

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Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,

New York's projected income tax is $2.3 billion short of estimates. Governor Cuomo cited a need for more taxes.

Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. We did that. God forbid the rich leave,” said New York Governor Cuomo. Well they did leave and his solution, of course, is to raise taxes.

Please consider Andrew Cuomo’s Tax Epiphany

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on the road to Albany when a light flashed before him. Lo, said a voice from the light, progressive taxes are driving out high earners and damaging the state budget.

Some miracle like that must have happened because on Monday Mr. Cuomo awakened from his first eight years as Governor and according to the Buffalo News declared, “Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. We did that. God forbid the rich leave.”

Mr. Cuomo delivered this testimony from the Book of Tax Revelation while announcing Monday that New York state’s income tax revenue over the last two months was $2.3 billion below projections. “That’s as serious as a heart attack,” he said.

The top 1% of New York taxpayers pay 46% of state income taxes. Revenues vacillate with capital gains—a problem that is compounded in New York because bonuses in the finance industry are often tied to trading revenue. Markets were especially volatile during the last quarter amid uncertainty about trade and interest rates.

The bigger problem seems to be geographic tax arbitrage. Mr. Cuomo notes in a PowerPoint presentation that “anecdotal evidence suggests that high income taxpayers are considering changing their residence and that financial industry firms are looking at real estate outside of New York.” While the Governor blames the GOP tax reform, high earners have been decamping for years, as E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center has chronicled.

During his 2010 campaign, Mr. Cuomo promised to let New York’s tax surcharge on millionaires expire. But he has extended it again and again and now wants to renew it through 2024 because he says the state needs the money. Meantime, he warns that a wealth exodus could force spending

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Trash Wars: Duterte Orders Tons Of Garbage Shipped Back To Canada Or Dumped In Territorial Waters

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Outspoken Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered that containers carrying trash from Canada should be shipped back to the country. It is the latest chapter in a disagreement over more than 100 containers of trash that were shipped to the Philippines between 2013 and 2014, illegally, by a Canadian company. 

Canada had previously agreed to take the trash back, but has been slow in making arrangements for its return. Duterte threatened to leave the trash in Canadian waters if Ottawa refuses to take it back, according to Salvador Panelo...

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Is the DAX index from Germany about to send a bearish message to stocks in Europe and the States? Sure could!

This chart looks at the DAX over the past 9-years. It’s spent the majority of the past 8-years inside of rising channel (1), creating a series of higher lows and higher highs.

It looks to have created a “Double Top” as it was kissing the underside of the rising channel last year at (2).

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Brexit Joke - Cant be serious all the time

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Alistair Williams comedian nails it, thank god for good humour! Prime Minister May the negotiator. Not!

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Cryptocurrencies are finally going mainstream - the battle is on to bring them under global control


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The 21st-century revolutionaries who have dominated cryptocurrencies are having to move over. Mainstream financial institutions are adopting these assets and the blockchain technology that enables them, in what ...

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Stanphyl Capital’s letter to investors for the month of March 2019.

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Friends and Fellow Investors:

For March 2019 the fund was up approximately 5.5% net of all fees and expenses. By way of comparison, the S&P 500 was up approximately 1.9% while the Russell 2000 was down approximately 2.1%. Year-to-date 2019 the fund is up approximately 12.8% while the S&P 500 is up approximately 13.6% and the ...

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Unfortunately, as the last decade has shown us, we can't count on bonds to pay us more than 3% and the average return from the stock market over the past 20 years has been erratic - to say the least - with 4 negative years (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008) and 14 positives, though mostly in the 10% range on the positives.  A string of losses like we had from 2000-02 could easily wipe out a decades worth of gains.

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