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  • Massive sunspot faces Earth: Are we staring down the barrel of a solar gun?
    Massive sunspot faces Earth: Are we staring down the barrel of a solar gun?
    The largest sunspot seen in over two decades is being monitored by astronomers and other scientists as it rolls across the surface of the Sun, especially now that it is positioned facing the Earth. Doomsday preppers awaiting that civilization...
  • China forming plans to take away gold market and price discovery power from U.S.
    China forming plans to take away gold market and price discovery power from U.S.
    Since the beginning of the year, and perhaps even going back to the end of the 2008 credit crisis, gold and silver markets in both London and the U.S. have seen a massive amount of manipulation by the bullion banks in an effort to protect the...
  • Video: Central Minnesota Auroras Borealis "Northern Lights"
    Video: Central Minnesota Auroras Borealis "Northern Lights"
    A coronal mass ejection (CME) blew off the sun this past weekend and created a geomagnetic storm that is currently in progress as this morning as the Earth passes through the wake of a CME that arrived on yesterday, October 8th.This time-lapse...
  • Northern Lights in Finland
    Solar Eruption Heads for Alaska
    A huge explosion on the sun has flung a wave of solar particles toward Earth, an eruption that may amp up northern lights displays on our planet Monday night (Oct. 8).The solar eruption occurred late Thursday (Oct. 4) when the sun unleashed what...
  • Aug 31, 2012 Coronal Mass Ejection
    Solar fireworks dazzle scientists at nearby NASA site
    The closest star to earth is, of course, our sun. With current technology and missions, we're seeing amazing events and learning a tremendous amount about solar activity. Old Sol has been particularly cooperative lately, by putting on some...
  • Oil
    Regulating oil speculators
    Running for office? Worried about high gas prices? Need a scapegoat, someone to blame? Yes, it must be those greedy commodity traders in Chicago and New York who are running up the price of oil and making a fortune at the public’s expense....
  • 4/24/2012 Aurora Borealis
    Video: Northern Lights fill the sky over Minnesota
    The Aurora Borealis, aka "Northern Lights" filled the sky over northern Minnesota this morning. A moderate geomagnetic storm occurred with the arrival of the Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that erupted off the sun on April 18th and 19th...
  • Historical Price - Corn
    New hot commodity: Grains and the "free" markets in Chicago
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture surprised the futures markets this morning with a report showing that stockpiles of corn fell 8 percent from a year ago – more than analysts were expecting. As a result, corn futures for May and July...
  • Jon Corzine
    The CME and MF Global Holdings: Who can we trust?
    Chicago’s CME Group has been making headlines on multiple fronts during the past couple of months – pushing the State of Illinois for a sizable tax break package to keep them from moving to a different state with more business-friendly...
  • Major drop in silver due to another rise in margin rates at Shanghai Exchange
    Major drop in silver due to another rise in margin rates at Shanghai Exchange
    On November 17th, nearly all commodities took a hit from the liquidity squeeze taking place in Europe, and the growing loss of confidence in the futures and options markets tied to the MF Global Scandal. However, it appears now that the more than ...
  • Liquidity crisis in system leads CME to end of margin commodity trading
    Liquidity crisis in system leads CME to enact margin equal to cash
    Late after the market closed on November 4th, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) dropped a bomb on the markets by instituting a massive change to margin trading in commodity contracts that extends far beyond just gold and silver. The CME issued...
  • Solar explosion captured by NASA
    Solar explosion captured by NASA
    NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a spectacular event this morning. The sun emitted a combination of a solar flare, a coronal mass ejection (CME) and a minor radiation storm. In a prepared statement, NASA described a part of the...
  • Double Eruption, Jan 28, 2011
    Two massive explosions occurred simultaneously on the Sun
    The Sun put on a show today (Jan 28, 2011) with two major eruptions occurring on opposite sides of our star. Here is a high resolution photo, and here is a must see video of this CME from the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). It’s...
  • Coronal mass ejection (CME) Jan 4, 2002
    You and the new science of space weather
    The Laboratory of Astronomy and Space Physics (LASP), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado and many others, have been quietly researching the Sun, and how it affects the Earth. The Sun is far more dynamic than most...
  • The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) raises margins on commodities again
    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) raises margins on commodities again
    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is continuing its assault to stem the speculation on commodities that threaten to go parabolic due to the Fed's QE2 and subsequent inflation.Last week, silver took a plunge immediately after the CME raised...