from Reluctant Preppers:
by Aaron Klein, Breitbart:
In testimony, former FBI Director James Comey says that prior to signing a FISA application to obtain a warrant to conduct surveillance on Carter Page, a former adviser to President Trump’s 2016 campaign, Comey was aware that the dossier authored by former British spy Christopher Steele was financed by Democrats who opposed President Donald Trump.
Yet according to Democratic and Republican House Intelligence memos, that information was not specifically included in the FISA application, which in part relied on Steele’s work to obtain warrants to monitor Page.
from The Free Thought Project:
Truth about CIA’s illegal MK Ultra mind-control experiments – using drugs, hypnosis and electronic devices- have been revealed in bone chilling declassified documents.
A renowned government secret hunter has published new documents detailing the CIA’s Cold War “behavioral modification” experiments (ranging from the bizarre to the stomach-churning), released under the Freedom of Information Act.
by Robert Wheeler, The Organic Prepper:
The recent protests in France seem to have caught everyone by surprise, particularly the French government. Macron’s government seems to have underestimated the demonstrations and the determination of the protesters.
The Western media seems confounded in their attempts to understand or explain them and the rest of the world appears surprised that, in a “rich” Western nation, people could be so discontented over something that doesn’t involve race, gender, or whatever other flashpoint of social justice is being fed to them by MSM and academia, that they would take to the streets for weeks on end.
by Michael Pento, Market Oracle:
First let’s explain exactly what a “Fed Put” is. A Fed put is defined as: The confidence of Wall Street that the Fed will lower interest rates and print money to support the market until economic strength will be strong enough to carry stocks higher. The term “Put” is ascribed to this because a put option is basically a contract that offers a buyer protection from falling asset prices. It was first coined under the Chairmanship of Alan Greenspan when he lowered interest rates and printed money to rescue Wall Street from its 22% Black Monday crash back in 1987. The practice of bailing out stocks was institutionalized by Ben Bernanke; and then became a bonafide tradition perpetuated by Janet Yellen.
by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:
A few years ago the Swiss National Bank (SNB) – which traditionally held “monetary assets” like government bonds, cash and gold to back up the Swiss franc — decided to branch out into common stocks.
This was a departure, but for a while a brilliant one. The SNB loaded up on Big Tech like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, and rode them to massive profits, which enriched both the Swiss people and the SNB’s stockholders (in another departure, it’s a publicly traded company as well as a central bank).
by Steven Maxwell, Activist Post:
Cash is a problem for banks and governments. And, as we know, banks and governments are joined at the hip – each creating policies that strengthen the power of the other. It is no mystery, then, why we continue to see an acceleration in the “War on Cash.” Cash creates a barrier to tracking and control and removes the ability to charge a wide range of processing fees and hidden charges. Cash impedes easy tax collection for governments, and creates the perception that governments are allowing crimes and corruption to occur without the ability to swiftly crack down on “evildoers.” Clearly, such an instrument would become the enemy to these institutions.