Tuesday, September 29, 2020

What Happened to the American Conservative?

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by Doug Casey, International Man:

As the quality of government declines – from Jefferson and Adams… to Dubya and The Donald – the observer needs a broader sense of humor.

Where he used to titter over a bon mot… or smile wryly at a double entendre, now he can only give a hoarse laugh, like a half-wit watching The Three Stooges.

For now, there’s not even a single entendre. It’s just mud wrestling and pie throwing.

Blood Money: Meet the Top 20 Companies Profiting From Endless War

by Elias Marat, Activist Post:

Military spending is growing around the world and in 2017 it increased by 1.1 percent, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

U.S. arms expenditures rose by $9.6 billion, driving the global rise and further consolidating the status of the United States as the world’s top spender on the military–by far.

The U.S. spending on war is rooted in post-World War II “new Pentagon capitalism” that eventually became known as the military-industrial complex.

Adams & North: The Reserve Bank Of Australia’s Crumbling Claims About Australia’s Gold

from Silver Doctors:

The recent chapter in the quest to bring Australia’s gold home proves something fishy is happening with Australia’s gold and with the Bank of England… 

by John Adams and Martin North from Adams Economics

John Adams from Adams Economics and Martin North discuss the recent testimony from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to the House of Representatives Economics Committee.

John Adams has been working behind the scenes with Australian federal law makers on the gold question and was able to encourage the Committee Chair to ask particular questions of the RBA about Australia’s so-called 80 tonnes of gold.

NSA kills phone spying program exposed by Snowden… to replace it with something better?

from RT:

The National Security Agency has reportedly ended the intrusive spying program that combs through Americans’ calls and texts and won’t be seeking to renew it, begging the question – what are they doing now that’s more effective?

The secretive agency hasn’t used the controversial system – the descendant of the ‘Stellar Wind’ metadata collection program exposed by NSA contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 – in months, according to Luke Murry, national security adviser to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who told the Lawfare podcast that the administration wouldn’t even bother renewing its congressional authority for the program when it expires at the end of the year.

The Artificial Intelligence “Game Plan”

by Catherine J. Frompovich, Intellihub:

There’s a palpable dramatic shift in human consciousness DOWNWARD construct, definitely not aspiring to a higher consciousness ascendency of living within the dynamics of Natural Law, Light and Love, which probably have dominated Planet Earth for ‘jellinnia’, but much to the chagrin of certain negative entity controllers, who now are brazen enough to pull out most of the stops after ruining essential life-sustaining forces of Nature and Nature’s living intelligence by implementing technologies both on Earth and off-Planet venues to control humans, our free will and destroy individual sovereignty!

The Domino Effect – Romania joins Gold Repatriation exodus

by Ronan Manly, BullionStar:

Hot on the heals of Hungary repatriating all of its gold reserves from London last October, moves are now afoot in neighboring Romania to do likewise, via a parliamentary bill submitted by Romanian politicians Liviu Dragnea and Serban Nicolae which specifies that only 5% of gold reserves can be kept abroad.

Romania’s strategic gold reserves amount to 103.7 tonnes and are managed by the country’s central bank, the National Bank of Romania (NBR), with over 60 tonnes of the Romanian gold (or about 60%) claimed to be stored at the controversial gold vaults of the Bank of England in London.

Given that Dragnea and Nicolae are not just anonymous back-bencher politicians submitting a Bill for attention seeking purposes, this gold repatriation initiative out of Romania is one to watch.

Forced Blood Draws & Implied Consent Laws Make a Mockery of the Fourth Amendment

by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:

“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation

You think you’ve got rights? Think again.

All of those freedoms we cherish—the ones enshrined in the Constitution, the ones that affirm our right to free speech and assembly, due process, privacy, bodily integrity, the right to not have police seize our property without a warrant, or search and detain us without probable cause—amount to nothing when the government and its agents are allowed to disregard those prohibitions on government overreach at will.

The Deep State Has Begun Their Final Approach-“The Purge” Has Arrived

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

The CSS has dedicated much in the way to coverage of predictive programming. Predictive programming is where the elite, for whatever reason, tells the public what is coming. The warnings are often cryptic, yet, the predictive programming events usually come to pass. One such predictive warning came from the recent TV and movie series, The Purge, which was all the rage last summer and fall.

The Purge and Predictive Programming

In the movie series, The Purge, the undesirable people that were targeted for state-sponsored murder in a night of jubilee and freedom from law and order. The intended victims were undesirables (ie the poor and non-contributors to society) that were financially devastating the economy. With the purge (ie the murder of the innocents), crime rates went down and prosperity went up. Generally, the implied targets to purge were poor people in the inner city. When the inventor of the Purge found out what was happening, she was murdered. However, there is one connection we might have missed, the genocide of late term abortions. This is the latest purge. This dynamic fits perfectly within the schema of the Purge series, both TV and movies. Although the movie and the TV series of “The Purge” did not deal specifically with late term abortion, all the trappings and innuendos are there for the public to see.

WE ARE AT WAR — Bix Weir

from SGTreport:

The enemy has declared war on us, and they don’t fight fair. Bix Weir joins me to discuss.

COMEX Silver “Market” Dynamics – Craig Hemke (05/03/2019)

by Craig Hemke, Sprott Money:

Surely, by now, you know the drill. The price of COMEX Digital Silver rallies. Price breaks key technical level. Banks then increase the float of available contracts. Price stalls. Price crashes. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

On the chart, it looks like this:

So The Banks increased the total float by 45,000 contracts on the way up and have decreased it by 35,000 contracts on the way down. So where did these 45,000 contracts, representing 225,000,000 ounces of digital silver, come from? That’s easy. FantasyLand! The Banks, with no intention to ever deliver any actual physical silver, create digital silver from nothing. They then sell the contracts to Spec hedge and trading funds, which purchase these derivatives on margin and with no intention of ever demanding physical delivery of actual silver. These funds only seek “silver exposure”.