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Sheldon Filger
Sheldon Filger, an American-Canadian writer, is the author WALL STREET KILLS: A NOVEL ABOUT FINANCIAL POWER, VIOLENT SEX AND THE ULTIMATE SNUFF MOVIE. He has also written GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORECAST 2010-2015: RECESSION INTO DEPRESSION. Sheldon Filger's other books and articles involve subjects as diverse as politics, economics, nuclear terrorism and female sensuality. His chilling book, KING OF BOMBS, is a novel about nuclear terrorism. His blistering critique of American politics, HILLARY CLINTON NUDE, warned back in 2006 that a terrible global economic crisis would strike, crippling the American economy.

Mr. Filger is the founder of, one of the most visible websites on the Internet focused on the global economic crisis.

Entries by Sheldon Filger

Hillary Clinton Seeks U.S. Presidency -- Three Reasons to Say 'No'

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 3:35 PM

No better illustration exists of the dysfunctional nature of American politics than the phenomenon of Hillary Clinton. Devoid of any measurable accomplishments that have unambiguously advanced the interests of the United States and her people, Mrs. Clinton's stature as the frontrunner in the upcoming 2016 presidential contest and virtual shoo-in...

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Why Does Iran Want Nuclear Weapons? An Alarming Possibility

(21) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 11:12 AM

A heavy cloak of surrealism encapsulates the negotiations the Obama administration is conducting with Iran over the latter's nuclear enrichment program. Though the premise of the diplomatic negotiations being spearheaded by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to permit Iran to retain a substantial uranium enrichment program so long...

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Obama, Iran and the Late William Buckley

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 3:31 PM

There are growing indications that the Obama administration will sign a nuclear agreement with Iran that will allow Tehran to become a nuclear-threshold state. It seems the only issue being contested at present is the extent of the cosmetic and temporary concessions the Iranians will grant so that Iran does...

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Islamic State's Message to the World: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Takes No Prisoners

(32) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 3:41 PM

"The medium is the message."
--Marshall McLuhan

In declaring himself caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is following in the footsteps of an ancient role model, Abu al-Abbas, founder of the Abbasid Caliphate. Historians regard the Abbasid dynasty as the most successful Arab Caliphate. Under their...

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China's Economic Growth Slows to Lowest Level Since 1990

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 8:05 AM

China's National Bureau of Statistics released GDP growth figures for 2014, indicating that the world's second-largest economy grew that year by 7.4 percent, below the planned rate of 7.5 percent but exceeding expectations of 7.2 percent. Even if the figures released by Beijing's NBS are accurate, they reflect...

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Barack Obama, Missing in Action

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 4:24 PM

"Showing up is 80 percent of life." -- Woody Allen

It was the non-presence that reverberated around the world. The largest demonstration to be held in the history of Paris, drawing 1.5 million participants in response to the Jihadist attacks in the French capital, was led by a phalanx of...

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Oil Prices Continue to Contract as OPEC Maintains Production Levels

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 7:56 AM

Since mid-June the price per barrel of petroleum has collapsed by a staggering 37 percent. This almost perfectly mirrors -- in reverse -- the steep rise in oil prices in mid-2008, which was followed by an equally sharp contraction when the Great Recession -- the onset of the global economic...

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Barack Obama and the Audacity of Failure

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 4:09 PM

It is often remarked that the Ship of State is the one ship which leaks from the top. Thus even before the blatantly theatrical political funeral dirge conducted at the White House in which President Obama announced that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the sole remaining Republican in his cabinet,...

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24 European Banks Fail EBA Stress Test: Is a Major Banking Crisis Looming?

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2014 | 3:36 PM

The European Banking Authority, in conjunction with the European Central Bank, conducted a stress test of 123 leading banks within the European Union. A total of 24 banks failed the stress tests, which gauges the ability of a bank located within the EU to withstand macroeconomic pressures, which are rapidly...

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Global Economy Shows Increasing Signs of Fragility: From Wall Street to Berlin, the Warning Lights Are Flashing

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 6:08 PM

In the past few days the equity markets, in particular the Dow Jones index, have displayed wild gyrations. One day stocks fall sharply, followed by a near equal climb the following day, only to shortly afterwards swing down sharply again. The sentiment-driven swings on the world's bourses display extreme nervousness...

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President Obama Wages War on the Islamic State, aka ISIS and ISIL: Anatomy of a Disaster in the Making

(82) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 12:07 AM

A full-blooded war in its early stages is now underway, involving two antagonists, the Islamic State led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, known to his followers as Caliph Ibrahim, and the United States of America, led by President Barack Obama. The former, creator of the world's first Islamic caliphate in nearly...

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Does the Islamic State (aka ISIS and ISIL) Pose a Threat to America?

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 4:36 PM

As the Obama administrations engages in an awkward and uncertain recalibration of its policy towards the Middle East since of the emergence of the caliphate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- the Islamic State -- the internal debate amongst the President's inner circle is being mirrored by pundits on both the...

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Can the Islamic State, ISIS, and the Global Jihad Defeat the U.S.? The Answer Is Yes

(102) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 3:21 PM

In remarks made before White House journalists on August 28, President Barack Obama, officially the commander-in-chief of the world's most powerful military, offered his nation the following status of his leadership in the emerging global struggle with the Islamic State. "We don't have a strategy yet," so stated President Obama,...

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The Final Solution Of The Christian Arab Question In The Middle East

(2) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 8:40 PM

In 2003, as President George W. Bush unleashed his invasion of Iraq-based on the false premise of WMDs- for the overarching goal of reengineering the Arab world to conform to Western notions of governance and economics, the Christian community of that ancient Mesopotamian land numbered 1.5 million, representing some 5...

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Malaysian Airlines Massacre: Vladimir Putin and Katyn Forest Version 2.0

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 6:14 PM

The horrific destruction of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 is one of those rare events that shocks the conscience of the entire world. While an objective investigation has been rightly called for to uncover the full truth behind this horrific crime, is it unlikely that such truth will be easily discoverable....

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Does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and His Islamic Caliphate Mark the Beginning of the Third World War?

(33) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 3:47 PM

As the world mark's the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the self-proclaimed Caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, made his first public appearance at the Great Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, Iraq. In a fiery sermon, the man who claims to be the leader of the first...

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Iraq Crisis Threatens Global Economy

(1) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 2:59 AM

The latest news from Iraq clearly has geopolitical implications. No less important are the economic ramifications. The Iraq war, which began with the U.S. invasion in 2003, is entering a new phase, and perhaps far more dangerous territory.

A Salafist-Islamist insurgent group which goes by the acronym in English of...

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The U.S. National Debt: Can The Federal Reserve Perform Fiscal Alchemy Forever?

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 4:58 AM

In the year 2000, as George W. Bush assumed the role of 43rd president of the United States, America's national debt stood at $ 5.7 trillion, while the annual GDP was $10.7 trillion. Now, 14 years later, with the U.S. GDP standing at $16.2...

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Vladimir Putin Can Learn A Lesson From History Taught By Joseph Stalin

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 3:25 PM

For the past fourteen years, Vladimir Putin has been at the center of Russian power politics, either as president or prime minister. When he succeeded his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, Russia was economically in freefall, and on the verge of permanent anarchy in the wake of the chaotic dissolution of the...

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New Fed Chair Janet Yellen Faces Global Financial Woes From Tapering

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 5:20 PM

With Ben Bernanke now gone (but not forgotten), Janet Yellen replaces him in the role of being the most important central banker on the planet. However, Ms. Yellen does not begin her role as the first woman to serve as chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve at the most auspicious...

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