from The Crowhouse:
by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook:
China’s priority infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), faces enormous problems just seven years after it was proclaimed in 2013. Serious problems and charges of China luring poorer nations into what a leading Indian analyst termed a “debt trap diplomacy,” began to appear already in 2018 when Malaysia and Pakistan, under new governments demanded a renegotiation of terms with Beijing. Now the global economic impact of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, with the simultaneous collapse of economies from China to the USA, to the EU and across the developing world, are creating staggering new challenges for the China prized project.
Despite almost blanket coverage amid the liberal mainstream media claiming that Trump’s so-called “photo-op” was led by police clearing streets with tear gas and flash-bangs – and universally decried by every talking head on TV and social media – the ‘real news’ is that nothing of the sort happened at all and the media made it all up… again!!!
by Claudio Grass, Claudio Grass:
The corona effect
Although the German court ruling had nothing to do with this latest wave of easing and money printing triggered by the coronavirus crisis, the timing of it puts the present situation in a different perspective.
This crisis has served as a “judgment day” of sorts. It revealed the countless failures, the incompetence and the disarray at the very core of most institutions, not just in Europe, but globally. The more decentralized nations did fare relatively better than those with a high degree of centralization, the latter unfortunately being the majority. There, the lack of consistency and of clear leadership, the contradictory messages, the failures of public healthcare that cost countless lives, the political decisions that cost millions their jobs and livelihoods, all exposed the defects of centralization and the unreliability of both national governments and international organizations. And that’s just the first wave of disasters, the ones immediately seen and felt.
from True Pundit:
The coronavirus has become much less lethal and the virus is losing its “potency,” a top Italian doctor has said, Reuters reported.
Dr. Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan — one of the areas in Italy hardest hit by COVID-19 — explained the evolution of the virus is extremely positive.
“In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy,” Zangrillo told RAI television, Reuters reported.
“The swabs that were performed over the last 10 days showed a viral load in quantitative terms that was absolutely infinitesimal compared to the ones carried out a month or two months ago,” he explained.
Some Protesters Call For De Blasio To Resign, Justin Fairfax Breaks Curfew During Eighth Night Of Unrest
by Mary Margaret Olohan, The Daily Caller:
As unrest continued throughout the U.S. on Tuesday night, protesters filling the streets of Manhattan called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to resign from office.
President Donald Trump vowed Monday evening to mobilize all federal resources against those engaged in destructive behavior. The president’s promise resulted in increased law enforcement and quieter protests both Monday and Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.
from Birch Gold Group:
This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Is the latest QE program finally going to spike prices, gold cannot be printed by central banks, and virus intensifies the flow of gold to U.S. vaults.
Can the Federal Reserve avoid inflation once again?
As the dust around the 2008 financial crisis settled, some may have been surprised that the eagerness of the Federal Reserve to print money did not cause inflation, or even hyperinflation. Yet those who are expecting the same turnout this time around should look at the underlying nature of both crises.
by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:
Twitter is a social media platform that harbors terrorism.
The social media platform Twitter censored Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Monday because he called out the domestic terrorists in ANTIFA in a post.
The offending Tweet can be seen here:
from Humans Are Free:
When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you — pull your beard, flick your face — to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you.” — John Lennon
There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn’t bode well for the future of this country.