from Silver Report Uncut:
by Jayant Bhandari, Acting Man:
A Failure to Integrate Values
The only region in the world that has proactively tried to incorporate western culture in its societies is East Asia — Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan. China, which was a grotesquely oppressed, poor, Third World country not too far in the past, notwithstanding its many struggles today, has furiously tried to copy the West.
by Simon Black, Sovereign Man:
Today’s the day.
Across the Land of the Free, and much of the world, local governments are finally starting to allow businesses to re-open and employees to come back to the office.
Offices in New York City opened this morning for the first time in months, after Comrade Mayor Bill de Blasio’s politburo finally approved the policy.
The Republic of CHAZ, formerly known as Seattle, was approved for ‘Phase II reopening’ on Friday, both by state health authorities as well as local warlords.
by John Kiriakou, Consortium News:
You don’t have to like the former national security adviser to see why his book, after surviving top-security clearance, should be published.
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s new book, “The Room Where It Happened,” is due to be published on June 23, despite President Donald Trump’s protestations that publication would be a major national security crime. The White House went to court — and lost on Friday — to block the book’s release. And Trump mused publicly about charging Bolton with national security crimes. I doubt that will happen. But publication will likely happen for a host of reasons.
from 21st Century Wire:
Knowing what we know now – that the overwhelming majority of victims of COVID-19 have occurred with the elderly in palliative care with multiple long-term chronic health conditions – is it really practical or justified to quarantine the entire population? Should governments now reconsider their emergency health and economic responses to the epidemic and reopen the schools, businesses, and relax “COVID control” measures like social distancing?
by Doug Casey, International Man:
In 1933, Albert Einstein renounced his German citizenship soon after Adolf Hitler became Chancellor. Although that left him without a legal home, he was welcomed in England and later, the US, and eventually became a US citizen in 1935.
This was quite a risky move at the time, as he had no certainty of a better life outside of Germany, or even a prospective job. But he saw the writing on the wall. As a man of reason, he focused not on the present condition in Germany, but where events would ultimately lead. His focus was on the Germany of the future and he made a difficult call that those with less vision might not have made.
from Sputnik News:
What was a typical withdrawal request from a customer to a depository bank has turned into a political controversy, given that the government that owns the bank does not recognise the customer.
London’s High Court is scheduled to hear an unprecedented case on Monday regarding Venezuela’s attempts to extract its gold bullion from the Bank of England.
Venezuela’s central bank (BCV), controlled by the government of Nicolas Maduro, has around $1.8 billion worth of gold at the Bank of England. BCV has recently demanded that €930 million ($1.04bn) in gold be released to help Caracas fight the coronavirus outbreak.
from Humans Are Free:
A moon rock given to the Dutch prime minister by Apollo 11 astronauts in 1969 has turned out to be a fake.
Curators at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, where the rock has attracted tens of thousands of visitors each year, discovered that the “lunar rock”, valued at £308,000, was in fact petrified wood.
Xandra van Gelder, who oversaw the investigation, said the museum would continue to keep the stone as a curiosity.