Turkish NBA player has passport revoked by ‘the Hitler of our century’

Enes Kanter is a Turkish citizen who plays center for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.

Like many professional athletes, Kanter has a couple of charities in his name.

His education fund provides first-year college scholarships to support selected US students – including a family’s first female child and[...]
  • Simon Black
  • May 23, 2017
  • Santiago

The Final Show of the Greatest Country on Earth

On May 31, 1866, John C. Ringling was born in Iowa to German immigrants in what felt like an extremely bleak year.

The chaos and devastation from the Civil War that had ended in 1865 were still keenly felt, and the US economy was in the midst of a[...]
  • Simon Black
  • May 22, 2017
  • Santiago

The worst guy on the planet

Jose Rafael Torrealba wins the award for biggest scumbag on the planet today.

Torrealba is a Venezuelan army general who was featured in a leaked audio recording that was just published yesterday.

The recording is of a meeting that took place a few weeks ago in Venezuela in[...]
  • Simon Black
  • May 19, 2017
  • Los Angeles

“If you can keep it…”

On September 17, 1787 on the final day of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was approached by a woman as he walked out of Independence Hall.

“Well Doctor, what have we got-- a republic, or a monarchy?” she asked.

It was a burning question on everyone’s[...]
  • Simon Black
  • May 18, 2017
  • Los Angeles

Stocks hit record high on sagging performance, higher debt.

There’s something completely ridiculous happening around the world right now.

We can start in the United Kingdom, where the FTSE-100 stock market index hit an all-time high yesterday of 7454.

Simultaneously the British government released statistics yesterday showing that debt judgments and bankruptcy filings across the UK soared[...]
  • Simon Black
  • May 16, 2017
  • Reno

We got robbed this weekend.

It’s true.

Over the weekend at an amazing, closed-door event that we held here in Las Vegas exclusively for our Total Access members, a number of us got robbed.

It happened on Saturday, which was an intense day packed with a dozen Q&A sessions with the CEOs of[...]
  • Simon Black
  • May 15, 2017
  • Las Vegas