Saturday, July 2, 2022

Bishop Asks for Resignation of Catholic Priest Who Blasted “Godlessness of the Democrats” and Allowed Parishioners to Attend Mass Without Masks

by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:

A Catholic bishop has asked for the resignation of Father James Altman, a priest known for his outspoken views on the COVID-19 pandemic and the Democratic Party.

Fr. Altman serves as pastor of St. James the Less Catholic Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He announced in his Pentecost Sunday homily that Bishop William Callahan asked him to resign on Friday.

“As the bishop has stated to me: I am ineffective. So for the record, dear family, Bishop Callahan has asked me to resign as pastor as of this past Friday, two days ago, because I am divisive and ineffective,” he said.

“There Is No Such Thing As An Antidepressant” UCLA Professor Exposes Big Pharma & Big Politics

by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:UCLA Professor David Cohen explains how there is zero evidence that antidepressant medications work in the long term and calls out the relationship between big pharma and big politics as a cause for the lack of long term studies.
  • Reflect On:Why is there so much focus on medication as the only solution for depression when many studies show they are not only ineffective, but can also be harmful and dangerous. Why aren’t other holistic/natural alternatives explored?

Julian Assange Deserves a Medal of Freedom, Not a Secret Indictment

by James Bovard, Ron Paul Institute:

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been secretly indicted by the Trump administration’s Justice Department, “a drastic escalation” of the feds’ efforts against him, the New York Times reported. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has denounced Wikileaks as a “non-state hostile intelligence service” and labeled Assange a “fraud,” “coward,” and “enemy.” But rather than a federal indictment, Assange deserves a tweaked version of one of Washington’s hottest honorifics.

In China, ‘Social Credit’ System Forces Citizens Into Submission To The State

by Mark Hodge, The Common Sense Show:

When your personal data turns bad, whether real or imagined, China will basically ex-communicate you from the good life, and they have already done this to tens of millions of detractors. This is as effective as Tiananmen Square slaughter, but was implemented slowly so people never had a clue what was happening to them. Now, they are trapped, shunned, penalized and in some cases, destitute. ⁃ TN Editor
The terrifying initiative, which has been rolled out through pilot scheme, bans low-rated people from buying plane tickets and sending their kids to private s

China’s ‘social credit’ system blacklists “lazy” citizens who get into debt or spend their time playing video games in a creepy initiative that could have come straight out of Black Mirror.

Analysing users’ social media habits and online shopping purchases, the nightmarish system also grants real financial credit to citizens whose lifestyles are deemed to be more wholesome.

Texas Gov Issues New Ban On Vaccine Mandates As FDA Fully Approves Pfizer Jab

from ZeroHedge:

President Biden isn’t going to like this.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Wednesday barring any state or local mandates requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID, before calling on Texas legislators to vote it into law during the ongoing special legislative session.

Shoot Before This Happens, Or Never

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

Sadly history is littered with examples where people either issued a strong warning to some entity that was ignored, resulting in war (e.g. 1776) or worse, the people didn’t issue such a warning and really, really bad things happened (e.g. Auschwitz.)

This is one of those times at which such a warning must be issued, and the issue is not just what it appears folks.

LOS ANGELES — You will get chipped. It’s just a matter of time.

In the aftermath of a Wisconsin firm embedding microchips in employees last week to ditch company badges and corporate logons, the Internet has entered into full-throated debate.

Religious activists are so appalled, they’ve been penning nasty 1-star reviews of the company, Three Square Market, on Google, Glassdoor and social media.

On the flip side, seemingly everyone else wants to know: Is this what real life is going to be like soon at work? Will I be chipped?

“It will happen to everybody,” says Noelle Chesley, 49, associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “But not this year, and not in 2018. Maybe not my generation, but certainly that of my kids.”

Market Report: Who is sanctioning whom?

by Alasdair Macleod, GoldMoney:

Gold and silver drifted lower on balance this week, seemingly caught in limbo while traders tried to make sense of news developments. In Europe this morning, gold traded at $1935, down $22 from last Friday’s close, and silver was at $24.75, down 73 cents on the week. Comex volumes for gold were moderate to low, and for silver low all week. Gold deliveries yesterday were a staggering 12,491 contracts (1,249,100 ounces, 38.85 tonnes) and silver 647 contracts (3,235,000 ounces, 100.62 tonnes). With bullion scarcity, paper market liquidity continues to be tapped.

Exclusive: Man Believes Mom’s COVID Treatment In Hospital Responsible For Her Death

by Nicole Murphy, The Pulse:

  • The Facts:
    • A woman’s health dramatically declined after being given a Moderna vaccine in hospital while recovering from COVID.
    • She died a week later after being taken off a ventilator and given fentanyl.
    • Health Canada suggests not getting a vaccine for at least 3 months after previous infection, although it lets the provinces decide policy.
  • Reflect On:
    • If the science is settled, why is there such a dramatic discrepancy between health policy even within the same country?
    • Would introducing a vaccine that signals someone’s cells to produce the spike protein that they are still recovering from make sense for their health and well being?

No Matter How Much Money the Fed Prints, We Still Can’t Afford Nice Things

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

When will the American wage-earner finally tire of the skims, scams, fraud and lies that are now the foundations of everyday life?

You’d think that with the Federal Reserve printing trillions of dollars since 2008, we’d all be able to afford nice things. But you’d be wrong: after 11 years of Fed money-printing, nice things are even more out of reach for all but the favored few who’ve received the Fed’s bounty of freshly created currency.

G-7 Nations Agree to Biden’s 15% Minimum Corporate Tax Proposal

by Mish Shedlock, The Street:

With help from abroad, Biden’s goal of minimum corporate tax rate picked up steam.

The G-7 Nations Agree On New Tax Rules, but obstacles remain.

Under the deal, G-7 members will back a global minimum tax rate on company profits and a new way of sharing the revenues from taxing the world’s largest and most profitable companies.

The Fed’s Glue-Sniffing Announcement Yesterday Involving JPMorgan Chase

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:

Federal Reserve inspectors appear to be on some kind of mind-altering drug or their superiors are simply taking their marching orders from Wall Street cronies in the Trump Administration.

Yesterday the Fed released a terse 104-word statementindicating that the largest and serially charged bank in the U.S., JPMorgan Chase, had shown “evidence of substantial improvements” in its “risk-management program and internal audit functions” and the Fed was therefore removing the dog collar it had put on the bank in January 2013. (JPMorgan Chase had been required to provide written progress reports to the New York Fed in 2013 until further notice – which became six years.) The Fed’s actions in 2013 stemmed from JPMorgan Chase secretly gambling with depositors’ money in exotic derivatives in London and losing at least $6.2 billion of those funds. The incident became infamously known as the London Whale saga after reporters at Bloomberg News and the Wall Street Journal broke the story about the massive, market-distorting derivative trades.