Thursday, August 22, 2019

Russia Sold 85% of US Treasury Securities Last Year –– They Own Over $100 Billion in Gold

from Humans Are Free:

Russia’s gold reserves rose to more than $100 billion thanks to rising gold prices and the country’s efforts to boost its bullion holdings. In June alone, Russia added more than 18 tons of the precious metal.

June’s gold purchases brought Russia’s gold reserves to a total of 2,208 tons, according to the latest data released by the Central Bank of Russia (CBR). This meant Russia was sitting on a mountain of gold valued at $100,277.6 million as of July 1, the CBR report shows.

Chinese Banks Activate Contingency Plans to Prepare For Hong Kong Bank Run

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

Chinese banks have activated contingency plans to prepare for a possible bank run by protesters in Hong Kong but say they are confident they can deal with any problems.

As we reported yesterday, activist leader Chen Haotian called on fellow protesters to target Chinese banks by simultaneously withdrawing all their money.

A viral post also appeared on the Hong Kong version of Reddit encouraging demonstrators to withdraw their money and convert it to U.S. dollars in order to sabotage Beijing’s financial autonomy.

FOUR MAJOR ENTITIES IN TROUBLE THIS WEEK I) HSBC II) ARGENTINA III) DEUTSCHE BANK IV) GENERAL ELECTRIC

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

OUR USUAL AND CUSTOMARY GOLD AND SILVER RAID ON A FRIDAY/GOLD DOWN $7.35 TO $1513.20//SILVER DOWN 9 CENTS TO $17.15//OPEN INTEREST IN SILVER FALLS AT THE COMEX BY TIME DESPITE NO REAL APPRECIABLE CHANGE IN PRICE: WE HAD SOME BANKER SHORT COVERING IN SILVER //QUEUE JUMPING CONTINUES FOR BOTH GOLD AND SILVER AT THE COMEX//IN A NON DELIVERY MONTH A MASSIVE 10 MILLION OZ OF SILVER IS STANDING FOR DELIVERY/GERMANY MAY GO INTO DEFICIT SPENDING TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY//FOUR MAJOR ENTITIES IN TROUBLE THIS WEEK I) HSBC II) ARGENTINA III) DEUTSCHE BANK IV) GENERAL ELECTRIC// LOTS OFSWAMP STORIES FOR YOU TONIGHT

Why Liberal Internationalism Has Already Lost the Global Struggle for the Future

by Martin Sieff, Strategic Culture:

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s June 27 interview with the Financial Times newspaper in London stating that liberal internationalism is now toxic and dying unleashed a totally predictable wave of outrage across the West. But Putin knew what he was doing and saying and of course he was absolutely right.

The Russian president has been unique among 21st global leaders not just for taking a long view of events – most politicians in power for more than a few months imagine they are doing that. But Putin has always known very clearly where he is in the great continuum of Russian history.

Violent Protests In Hong Kong Reach Their Last Stage

by moon of alabama, via Ron Paul Institute:

The riots in Hong Kong are about to end.

The protests, as originally started in June, were against a law that would have allowed criminal extraditions to Taiwan, Macao and mainland China. The law was retracted and the large protests have since died down. What is left are a few thousand students who, as advertised in a New York Times op-ed, intentionally seek to provoke the police with “marginal violence”:

Russia Continues to Dump US Treasury Bonds

from Sputnik News:

Russia began to significantly reduce its investments in US national debt in the spring of 2018, in efforts that came amid Moscow’s drive to increase its gold reserves.

In June 2019, Russia slashed investments in the US government debt to $10.848 billion, according to data released by the US Treasury Department.

The reduction comes as Russia continues to dump US bonds for the fourth consecutive month.

Hundreds of Hong Kong Civil Servants Threaten Strike over Police ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

by John Hayward, Breitbart:

A group of over 350 Hong Kong civil servants wrote a petition to the government on Thursday that said they are “absolutely disgusted” by the excessive use of police force against demonstrators, and warning they might call a strike if the abuse continues.

“We have lost count of the number of ‘crimes against humanity’ Hong Kong police committed and we feel ashamed to call them colleagues,” the petition said, citing the concerns expressed by the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

INSIDER RAISES ALARM ON GOOGLE’S AI PROJECT IN CHINA

from Infowars:

Calls Google a national security threat

Whistleblower Zach Vorhies is raising the alarm on Google’s AI project in China that he’s calling this century’s ‘Manhattan Project’ for artificial intelligence.

Vorhies slammed Google as a national security threat for hosting its massive AI project in China while simultaneously canceling contracts with America’s military.

Globalization Is Good. For The Rapists.

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

Globalization is good.

We shouldn’t force all these jobs back here if you want to sell in the US.

It’s “fabulous” that Levis, and others, can get work done for pennies an hour, instead of dollars.  The sexual assault is free, you see, and it’s part of your “wage”.

Oh, and if the abused are slant-eyed, brown or black?  That’s ok too.  It’s raciss to point out that those who have and continue to exploit such bullcrap are inherently abusive, the firms doing so are inherently involved in the slave trade, that such was allegedly made illegal by the 13th Amendment but it’s all ok as long as it’s done for money.

Hong Kong in US’ crosshairs? No matter where there’s revolution, we’re there, Ron Paul says

from RT:

The United States has a habit of involving itself in political unrest all over the world, Ron Paul said, noting that Washington lacks the moral authority to lecture China about the unrest in Hong Kong.

The former Texas congressman and presidential candidate said that he wasn’t surprised by reports of US involvement in demonstrations that have rocked Kong Hong since March.

“No matter where there’s a revolution starting or stirring, we’re there, because we have a lot at stake,” he told Politicking host Larry King.

What Are The Hong Kong Protests All About?

by Richard Enos, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:Protests in Hong Kong against an ‘Extradition Bill’ that threatens the freedom of residents have ramped up, to the point where the Hong Kong Airport had to be shut down and the Chinese army is closer to intervening upon this semi-autonomous nation.
  • Reflect On:Is Hong Kong now the central theatre playing out the struggle between Eastern and Western sociopolitical ideologies?

I decided to take on this article, first to inform myself better about the motivations behind the Hong Kong protests, which have been ratcheting up in recent days, and then to pass on a basic understanding to you, the reader, so that together we can follow the events going on in this allegedly ‘autonomous’ Chinese territory with some degree of context.

ECB PLANNING A MAJOR STIMULUS IN SEPTEMBER AND THAT FRIGHTENED THE EUROPEAN BANKS AND THE EURO

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

RAID ON GOLD AND SILVER FAIL AGAIN EVEN THOUGH THE DOW REGAINS 100 POINTS OF ITS LOSS YESTERDAY: GOLD UP $3.55 TO $1520.75//SILVER LOSES 2 CENTS TO $15.24//GLD GETS BACK A HUGE 7.63 TONNES OF PAPER GOLD LOST YESTERDAY..WHAT CROOKS!!//VOLUMES AT THE SILVER COMEX ARE BECOMING SURREAL AT 100,00 PLUS EVERY SINGLE TRADING DAY//CHINA’S MOUTHPIECE IS HOPING THAT TRUMP WILL MEET CHINA HALF WAY: TRUMP STATES IT IS EITHER HIS WAY OR NO WAY//ECB PLANNING A MAJOR STIMULUS IN SEPTEMBER AND THAT FRIGHTENED THE EUROPEAN BANKS AND THE EURO:THIS WOULD PUT EUROPE DEEPLY INTO NEGATIVE RATES AND THUS GOOD FOR GOLD AND SILVER//ARGENTINA TOTALLY COLLAPSES WITH THE PESO OVER 60 TO ONE AND THE BOND PRICES FALTER TERRIBLY//JEFFEREY EPSTEIN MOST LIKELY WAS STRANGLED AND THUS NOT A SUICIDE..MORE TESTS NEED TO BE DONE