from The Money GPS:
by Joe Martino, Collective Evolution:
- The Facts:A team on behalf of the UN has determined that Julian Assange has been subjected to psychological torture and has not received due process. Corporate media is ignoring the story completely.
- Reflect On:Why are we not hearing the truth about one of humanity’s most important and prolific whistleblowers? Is it because what he reveals hurts the global elite?
by Lee Edwards, DC Clothesline:
It’s one thing to read about the decline of San Francisco. It’s another to see it for yourself.
I could hardly recognize this once-captivating city of breathtaking views, delectable food, and cool jazz. Today it’s occupied by an army of homeless men and women who have turned Baghdad-by-the-bay into Bombay-by-the-bay with some of the dirtiest slums in America.
Yes, the deep state is real… and it’s watching you: FBI caught running 3.1 million covert searches of U.S. citizens in latest abuse of power
by JD Heyes, Natural News:
We were hoping that President Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” would involve the firing (or indictment and conviction) of rogue members of the deep state who couldn’t care less about the Constitution and run their agencies like their own unaccountable fiefdoms.
So far, the president has managed to cut back on a lot of regulations and reign in otherwise benign agencies from implementing willy-nilly all sorts of onerous new regulations that cost businesses and consumers lots of money but don’t really accomplish much other than to make government bigger.
Housing Bubble in Silicon Valley & San Francisco Bay Area Turns to Bust Despite Low Mortgage Rates & Startup Millionaires
by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:
Ironically, house prices dropped the most in Silicon Valley.
In the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, house prices – as measured by the median price where half of the houses sold for more and half sold for less – dropped 5.4% in September compared to September last year, to $880,000, according to the final data by the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) released today. It was the eighth month in a row of year-over-year declines. The median price in September was down 16.2% from the peak in May 2018 and has now fallen below April 2017.
by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:
The beleaguered nation of Syria—nearly wiped off the map by a decade of British geopolitical warfare executed by London and the Obama Administration; the cockpit of intended thermonuclear conflict between the United States and Russia; and ravaged by terrorism and bled white by millions of desperate refugees who fled for their lives—has in the last week become the centerpiece of an entirely new systemic world order based on sovereignty and development.
Most Americans don’t realize it, but the US is actually at war with Iran. It’s just that many don’t understand how war can be defined by five domains: air, land, sea, space, and cyber.
So when we read an exclusive Reuters report Wednesday morning about the US launching a secret cyberattack on Iran after the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, it makes us wonder — just how close is an actual shooting war, and in what domain will the battle spillover to next?
Reuters spoke with several US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the cyberattacks were launched in late Sept., several weeks after Iran attacked Saudi Aramco oil facilities.
by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:
Yesterday, the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA) Foundation released a research study showing that Wall Street’s banks and brokerage firms are back to their old tricks again in gaming the private justice system that its crony self-regulator, FINRA, has carved out for the benefit of Wall Street to the detriment of Main Street.
PIABA previously exposed how FINRA, when it was called NASD, rigged the selection process for picking arbitrators so that the croniest ones kept getting selected. PIABA released this statement on July 20, 2000:
by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
Do you believe that a recession is coming? If so, you certainly have a lot of company. It turns out that more than two-thirds of all U.S. households “are preparing for a possible recession” right now. There is a growing national consensus that that U.S. economy is heading for big trouble, and this is causing a lot of people to cut back on spending. In fact, we just witnessed the first drop in retail sales in seven months. If this slowdown in retail spending extends into the holiday season, that could potentially be absolutely disastrous for the entire retail industry. We are already in the midst of the worst “retail apocalypse” in U.S. history, and we are learning of more store closings with each passing day. But of course it isn’t just the retail industry that is in very serious trouble, and I have some brand new numbers from a couple of other sectors that I will share with you below.