Saturday, April 1, 2023

Digital Euro to have built-in limitations, as Central Bank President says it will never be as private as cash

by Didi Rankovic, Reclaim The Net:

Surveillance and control.

These Economic Numbers Are Staggering

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

If you are struggling to make it in this economy, you are not alone, because there are millions of other Americans in the exact same boat.  Needless to say, the cost of living has become extremely oppressive, and that has put a tremendous amount of financial stress on U.S. families.  Unfortunately, the Federal Reserve has chosen to fight inflation by aggressively hiking interest rates, and that is starting to cause massive problems.  The money supply is actually shrinking, the banking system has been thrown into a state of chaos, and we are witnessing a tsunami of layoffs that is unlike anything that we have seen since the Great Recession.

PAYING OFF THE COMMIES: Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX funneled $40 million in crypto bribes to CCP officials

by Ethan Huff, Natural News:

In an attempt to “influence and induce them” to unfreeze Alameda Research trading accounts holding more than $1 billion worth of cryptocurrency, shamed FTX founder and financial terrorist Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) funneled $40 million in crypto to “one or more” Chinese government officials as a bribe.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have hit SBF with a new 13-count indictment accusing him of conspiring to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act with the aforementioned actions, which are illegal under United States law.

De-Dollarization Just Got Real

by John Rubino, John Rubino:

Since the 1970s it’s been virtually impossible for a country to function without access to US dollars. And Washington maintained this highly-favorable status quo by putting various kinds of pressure — from sanctions to election theft to outright invasion — on anyone who stepped out of line.

This weaponization of the world’s reserve currency has, not surprisingly, created resentment in a lot of foreign capitals. And after a long gestation period, that resentment is now erupting into a rebellion against dollar hegemony. Among the big recent events:

The Great Food Reset has begun

by Thomas Fazi, Unherd:

France is in flames. Israel is erupting. America is facing a second January 6. In the Netherlands, however, the political establishment is reeling from an entirely different type of protest — one that, perhaps more than any other raging today, threatens to destabilise the global order. The victory of the Farmer-Citizen Movement (BBB) in the recent provincial elections represents an extraordinary result for an anti-establishment party that was formed just over three years ago. But then again, these are not ordinary times.

Banking crisis: The new bailout strategy

by Claudio Grass, Claudio Grass:

Part II of II

To be fair, it is true, this time is different. Indeed, this time the rescue plan for the bust banks is not comparable to what we saw in 2008. In the US, the guarantee for deposits up to $250.000 comes from funds that are maintained by participating banks and not from the taxpayer. The official answer to how they’re going to pay everyone back is also plausible and possible: Some, or even most, of the money can and will be recovered from winding down the failed bank’s operations and selling assets. And if all that is still not enough, then the Fed can basically just print some money to cover the difference. Obviously, that could be construed as ultimately costly to the taxpayer, due to the inflationary impact it would have. However, realistically, that impact would likely be negligible compared to what the more regular printing operations have unleashed or to what the “emergency” measures (“covid relief” monetary and fiscal policies) of the last three years have given rise to.

Major Acquisitions & Changes in Booming Dietary Supplement Industry: Do You Know Who is Behind Your Vitamins?

by Corey Lynn, Corey’s Digs:

The vitamin industry is booming, and major players in gene-editing, nanotech, and biotech are eyeing a piece of the action, while several key acquisitions of dietary supplement companies have taken place.  The global dietary supplements market is projected to increase from $71.81 billion in 2021 to $128.64 billion in 2028, with an expected compound annual growth rate of 8.68% within that timeframe.  The vitamin industry saw massive growth since the Covid bioweapon was unleashed on the world, with a 26.9% increase in 2020 alone.  Meanwhile, mega-corporations like Nestle have made major moves in the vitamin industry, such as the acquisitions of Atrium Innovations, The Bountiful Company and Puravida, just to name a few.

Ann Vandersteel and Mike Adams talk medical genocide, depopulation, bioweapons and the next plandemic

from Health Ranger Report:


China and Brazil have reached a deal to trade in their own currencies, ditching the US dollar as an intermediary.


by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:


ChinUssia Will Likely Become the World’s Dominant Nation

by Eric Zuesse, The Duran:

China is already the nation that leads the world in its human capital, and Russia is already the nation that leads the world in its physical capital. Unless The West in the future will be growing more in both human and physical capital than China and Russia — which is unlikely — a united ChinUssia (or RussChina — whatever it will be called) would incontestably lead the world in both respects. And the ceaseless aggressions by the U.S. and its ‘allies’ or vassal-nations (including NATO’s expansion to surround not merely Russia but increasingly China) is driving both of those world-leading countries, Russia and China (which border each other), together into one. Their shared border would then be just part of a bilingual country (or perhaps trilingual if English becomes taught as the second language for all of it — which likely will increasingly be the case throughout the world).

French Pension Reforms Trigger Strikes, Arson, and Riots. Prelude to the US?

by Mish Shedlock, Mish Talk:

Pension promises have been made that cannot possibly be met. A revolt is underway in France. What about the US?

Macron’s Pension Gambit Sparks Revolt, Pushing France to the Brink

Bloomberg reports Macron’s Pension Gambit Sparks Revolt, Pushing France to the Brink

The French President is facing increasingly violent protests that risk scaring off the investors he has spent the past six years courting.

China’s Gold Gambit: Outfoxing America on the World Stage?

by Jon Forrest Little, Activist Post:

Unless you live under a rock (and some days I wish I did), all eyes are on which bank will fail next.

We knew this was coming. Decades of Zero Interest Rate Policy, QE, and risky fractional-reserve practices have consequences.

Superpowers like Russia and China are eyeing America’s financial vulnerabilities while the Fed, Congress, Treasury, and Wall Street play musical chairs and trip over each other like Keystone Kops.

Recently the U.S. and NATO have discussed sanctioning China if it supplies arms to Russia. This would backfire.

Video: Leftist Professor Suspended After Calling For MURDER Of Conservative Speakers

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

“I think it is far more admirable to kill a racist, homophobic, or transphobic speaker than it is to shout them down.”

A professor at Wayne State University has been suspended pending a review after a Facebook post suggesting that instead of censoring conservative speakers on campus, they should be murdered.