Monday, August 19, 2019

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What if nobody cares about market rigging? Do you?

by Chris Powell, Gold Seek:

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

When GATA got started in January 1999 we figured that the rigging we saw in the gold and silver markets was the work of the big investment banks that heavily traded the monetary metals on the futures exchanges. Our idea was to gather evidence of their collusion and then sue them for triple damages under the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, and the anti-trust laws of the 50 states.

Top 10 FAKE NEWS liberal media stories of 2018 designed to keep the “sheeple” brainwashed and voting for more Democratic-Socialistic-Communistic abuse

by S.D. Wells, Natural News:

Mainstream news is fake news, through and through. Nearly every story is twisted or straight up made up and fabricated out of thin air, all to support diabolical narratives that keep their clones highly emotional, frustrated, and distracted from anything and everything that really matters in this world.

Even when the major networks, newspapers and websites get caught red-handed fabricating stories, embellishing, and horribly exaggerating, they never admit it, apologize, or outright walk-it-back. All they do is publish some tiny blurb in some obscure spot about a “misprint,” or they simply just claim their source may have misinterpreted something somehow somewhere (imagine that). The total tell-tale sign of fake news rears its ugly head anytime they claim that the source or sources are “anonymous.”

Long-Term “Buy & Hold” Crushed Stockholders in Largest Markets Except US & India. But for the US, Luck’s Running Out

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by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:

Ugly long-term charts that Wall Street doesn’t want us to see. And now US stocks are infected too.

How well does a buy-and-hold strategy work in the stock market over the long term – as measured in years and decades? In the largest markets around the world, it has crushed investors. There are two exceptions: the US and India. And the US is infected too.

‘Best Wishes to the World’ for 2019!

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:

As of New Year’s Eve, national leaders and others were continuing to exchange greetings, and also to issue statements to the public at large on the occasion of the old year passing, and prospects for 2019. President Donald Trump gave his message in an exclusive interview on the Fox TV New Year’s Eve special last night, and released two short videos on twitter.

Early yesterday, Chinese President Xi Jinping gave his annual New Year’s address, which he concluded by sending, “Best wishes to the world!” He reviewed leading projects within China (e.g., the Hong Kong-Macao-Zhuhai Bridge and others,) which he said were accomplished by people who are, “trailblazers of the new era,” and he spoke about lifting 10 million people out of poverty in 2018. He also addressed working for new foreign relations based on justice and peace, so that, “As we ring in the New Year, let’s embrace 2019 with confidence and anticipation.”

Chinese Admiral Wants To “Sink Two US Aircraft Carriers” Over South China Sea

from ZeroHedge:

Mere days after Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to “resolutely” defend China’s security interest – a veiled reference to maintaining its domination of the South China Sea – News.au has published details from a speech delivered two weeks ago by one of China’s leading military commanders where he outlined a strategy to rebuff the US Navy should it take an even more interventionist posture within the nine-dash line.

Donald Trump: Get the United States Out of ‘NEVER ENDING WARS’

by Charlie Spierling, Breitbart:

President Donald Trump responded on Monday to criticism of his decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

“If anybody but Donald Trump did what I did in Syria, which was an ISIS loaded mess when I became President, they would be a national hero,” the president wrote on Twitter.

Trump reminded critics of his foreign policy that he campaigned on: getting the United States out of prolonged conflicts in the Middle East.

Rate Cuts More Likely Than Hikes in 2019

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by Mish Shedlock, The Maven:

The market has now totally priced out rate hikes for the December 11, 2019 FOMC meeting.

The rate probability curve for December 11, 2019 now slightly favors rate cuts over hikes according to CME Fedwatch Odds.

There is a 13.4% chance of at least one cut vs. a 4.6% chance of at least one hike as of this snapshot taken today

CONSERVATIVE WOMAN CAN’T GET HOUSING DUE TO POLITICS

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from WND:

A conservative in Washington is facing discrimination – she’s being denied permission to rent a living unit – because of her politics.

The story is outlined by Townhall columnist Zachary Petrizzo who explains the problem facing Pardes Seleh, who is “a conservative who has worked at Fox News and is now a graduate student.”

She shared an email she got in response to her inquiry about a rental.

Forecast 2019: Ding Ding ! Margin Call USA

by James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler:

Welcome to the American hall of mirrors… and mind the broken glass all over the floor. That’s Nature’s way of saying the country has run out room to punk itself. 2018 was the consolidation of bad faith in everything we do: politics, the news media, economics & finance, show biz, regular biz, jurisprudence, medicine, education, and relations between men and women — the year of peak dishonesty and self-deception. Of course, the trouble with dishonesty is that it doesn’t comport with Reality, and Reality being Mother Nature’s husband, bats in the cleanup position. Entering 2019, the bases are loaded with delusions, misdirections, and turpitudes. I shall get right to it without further throat-clearing.

LIBERAL LOGIC: BARACK OBAMA BUILDS A 10-FOOT HIGH SECURITY WALL AROUND HIS PROPERTY WHILE CALLING FOR OPEN BORDERS FOR AMERICA

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by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:

The Obama home in the posh D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama had a wall built around it before they moved in as part of security upgrades put in by the Secret Service. It’s unclear how tall the wall is around the Obama home and it’s not all brick – it’s a combination of brick columns and steel pillars. The 8,200-square-foot home is blocked off to the public by concrete barriers, which are manned 24-7 by Secret Service officers.

Donald Trump on Sunday argued former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have a wall around their Washington D.C. home and the U.S. ‘needs a slightly larger version’.

Will 2019 Usher In Civil War 2.0? Leftists Better Hope Not – The Democratic Party’s Terrorist Wing ‘Antifa’ Is Composed Of Shrieking Witches, Girly Men, BETA Males And Soy Boys

by William B Stoecker, All News Pipeline:

Long before there was an Antifa active in America there were other groups of violent, radical leftists. One of these was the Weather Underground of the nineteen sixties, and one of its leaders was Hussein Obama’s old comrade, William Ayers. There is a picture of Ayers, who was involved in planning bombings designed to kill and maim ordinary people, following his arrest. The young punk in the picture, his head cocked arrogantly to one side, is sneering at the camera, for what has he to fear from the law? Like so many of his kind, then and now, he was a pampered child of privilege; his father was Thomas Ayers, the fabulously wealthy CEO of Commonwealth Edison.