Monday, September 16, 2019

The Sky is Falling

by Jeff Thomas, International Man:

Governments are in the flimflam business.

Pared down to the bare essentials, governments can be very useful in passing and enforcing a small number of very basic laws. These laws should be limited to policing those who would seek to aggress against others, or their property. Governments may also have a value in providing protection from invasion – organizing an army of able-bodied people to address this collective problem, if and when it occurs.

What Do Draghi’s Interest Rate Cut And Planned Restart Of QE Mean For The Euro And Gold?

from Silver Doctors:

The sub-zero and money printing madness has deepened in the Eurozone. Here’s what it means for gold…

by Arkadiusz Sieron of Sunshine Profits

It was a hot monetary policy meeting last Thursday.

Faced with slow inflation and bleak growth, the ECB eased again, delivering a fresh stimulus package. What does it mean for the gold market?

The Black Swan Is a Drone

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

What was “possible” yesterday is now a low-cost proven capability, and the consequences are far from predictable.

Predictably, the mainstream media is serving up heaping portions of reassurances that the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities are no big deal and full production will resume shortly. The obvious goal is to placate global markets fearful of an energy disruption that could tip a precarious global economy into recession.

The real impact isn’t on short-term oil prices, it’s on asymmetric warfare: the coordinated drone attack on Saudi oil facilities is a Black Swan event that is reverberating around the world, awakening copycats and exposing the impossibility of defending against low-cost drones of the sort anyone can buy.

REPORTS: Russia Has Blocked Three Israeli Strikes on Syria This Month

from 21st Century Wire:

Unbeknownst to many, a potential geopolitical shift may have occurred this month – in Israel’s relations with its neighbor Syria, and ardent Damascus ally Russia. 

Ever since the Syrian conflict began in earnest in 2012, Israel has enjoyed near impunity in its ability to launch all manner of military strikes against neighboring Syria. Israel has always claimed it was doing so to ‘defend itself’ against alleged threats from Iranian forces and Hezbollah stationed inside Syria and fighting alongside Syria and Russia against the various brigades of al Qaeda ‘rebels’ and ISIS militants who have besieged the country over the last 7 years. When Russia entered the fray in 2015, Israel continued its provocations, and Russia found itself caught between an extremely volatile situation trying to balance the interests of its partners in Damascus against the very real possibility that Israel and US were attempting to escalate tensions in order to trigger a wider war in the region, and beyond.

“Drone Attack” on Saudi Oil – Who Benefits?

by Tony Cartalucci, New Eastern Outlook:

Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen’s Houthis or Iran were responsible.

The BBC in its article, “Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone strikes,” would inject toward the top of its article:

Iran-aligned Houthi fighters in Yemen have been blamed for previous attacks.

Following an ambiguous and evidence-free description of the supposed attacks, the BBC even included an entire section titled, “Who could be behind the attacks?” dedicated to politically expedient speculation aimed ultimately at Tehran.

Is Google Plotting To Stop Trump Re-Election In 2020?

by Alicia Luke, Freedom OutPost:

A Google insider turned over 950 pages of documents and a laptop to the Department of Justice.

I’m sure they are currently plotting because censorship is their forte.

Nicholas Kristof: ‘Epstein is the tip of a very large iceberg’

from True Pundit:

Jeffrey Epstein got away for years with raping underage girls, and the public is properly outraged that powerful people seemed to shrug and let him off easy.

But the problem isn’t one tycoon but many tens of thousands of men who pay for sex with underage girls across the country. And society as a whole reacts with the same indifference that authorities showed in the Epstein scandal.

EMFs Linked to Massive Decline in Global Health

from Humans Are Free:

The topic of electromagnetic field (EMF) dangers has been the subject of great debate over the years, but never has it seemed more pressing than now, as we face the transition into high-tech 5G technology.

With smart home devices and utility meters becoming part and parcel of our daily lives, the potential for harm is significant – and EMFs have already been linked to a massive decline in global health.

Ohio College Normalizes Pedophilia as a “Sexual Orientation”

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by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

Says it could be part of the “acceptance of diverse sexual identities.”

A college in Ohio is teaching students that pedophilia could merely be considered to be an alternative “sexual orientation.”

“An actual topic we discussed in class today at a State University after watching an 8 minute Vice News video showcasing self identified pedophiles. This is going to be mainstreamed,” tweeted Alex Mazzara.