Thursday, July 18, 2019

Italian Police Strikes Against Elite Network That “Brainwashes and Sells Children”

from Vigilant Citizen:

Italian police uncovered an elite network that included a city mayor, renowned psychotherapists, lawyers and social workers. The group brainwashed children using techniques such as electroshock and sold them to wealthy people.

Italian police arrested 18 individuals for allegedly brainwashing children into thinking that their parents abused them in order to sell them to “foster parents” (abusers). The network included the mayor of Bibbiano, doctors, psychotherapists, and social workers. According to Italian media, the transactions involving children amounted to hundreds of thousands of Euros. Furthermore, it was discovered that some of the foster parents were sexually abusing the children they bought.

US Media Spreads False Claims About Purging of North Korean Official

by Ben Norton, Consortium News:

The episode exposes non-existent editorial standards on official enemies, writes Ben Norton.

The corporate media’s editorial standards for reporting on official enemies of the U.S., especially North Korea, are as low as ever. Blatantly false stories are regularly circulated by leading news outlets without any kind of accountability.

In the latest example, virtually every major media outlet reported that a senior North Korean official named Kim Yong-chol was supposedly forced into a “labor camp,” as part of a larger deadly “purge.”

Central banks are buying gold at the fastest pace in six years

by Simon Black, Sovereign Man:

Earlier this month the World Gold Council published its quarterly report– and it shows that central banks and foreign governments from around the world are buying up gold at their fastest pace in six years.

This is pretty big news, and it says a LOT about the future of the dollar.

Remember, central banks and foreign governments hold literally TRILLIONS of dollars of reserves… and traditionally they do this by buying US government debt.

It sounds strange, but to big institutions, banks, etc., US government debt is equivalent to cash. They use it as a form of money.

Mahatir Opens A Ukraine Political Pandora’s Box

by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook:

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad sent shock waves in a public speech where he dismissed a Dutch “official” report blaming Russia for the downing of Malaysia Air Flight 17 in July, 2014, weeks after a CIA-led coup toppled the elected President of Ukraine. Despite the downplaying in western mainstream media of the Malaysian leader’s comments, it is creating a major new potential embarrassment for ex-Vice President Joe Biden and his Ukraine collaborators such as Igor Kolomoisky, in their flimsy effort to blame Russia for their own misdeeds.

BANKERS REPEL GOLD AND SILVER’S ATTEMPT TO BREAK THROUGH HUGE RESISTANCE OF $1350 GOLD AND $15.00 SILVER

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

…FEAR NOT FOR DAY TWO’S ATTEMPT WILL COMMENCE MONDAY MORNING AND EVENTUALLY WE WILL PIERCE THEIR HUGE RESISTANCE AND IN SO DOING BLOW UP THEIR DERIVATIVE BOOK/GOLD ADVANCES BY ONLY $1,10 AFTER BEING UP BY ALMOST 16 DOLLARS IN THE MORNING//SILVER IS DOWN 9 CENTS//TRUMP BLAMES IRAN FOR THE 2 TANKER HITS IN THE GULF//LUONGO’S COMMENTARY ON SHALE OIL/GAS PRODUCTION//RIOTING IN MEMPHIS TENNESSEE/SWAMP STORIES FOR YOU TONIGHT

Countries Continue to Stockpile Gold

by Tom Lewis, Gold Telegraph:

China has increased its gold reserves by buying an additional 16 tons of the metal in May. With a trade war between the U.S. and China a real possibility, China is divesting itself of the U.S. dollar in favor of physical gold. China has been buying gold since the beginning of the year. According to Helen Lau of Argonaut Securities (Asia) Ltd., China is expected to purchase a total of 150 tons of gold by year-end.

This may explain why the London Bullion Market Association will be holding its annual meeting in Shenzhen, China this year.

Pope Francis Demands The World Implement Carbon Pricing

by Eric Worrall, Watts Up With That:

Pope Francis has demanded governments of the world punish the poor with regressive carbon pricing, to prevent an allegedly imminent anthropogenic climate catastrophe.

Pope to oil execs: We don’t ‘have the luxury’ to wait to fight climate change

Inés San MartínJun 14, 2019

ROME – Speaking to oil company executives, Pope Francis on Friday said that climate change “threatens the very future” of humanity, adding that the “doomsday predictions” can no longer be met with disdain.

Economic Doom: China Says That There Will NEVER Be A Trade Deal Until The U.S. Agrees To Their Demands

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Unless someone backs down in a major way, this trade war is going to last for a very long time, and the Chinese have made it exceedingly clear that they are never going to back down on the core issues.  So that means that the only way out is for President Trump to back down, and with an election looming in 2020, his advisers are telling him that now is the time to be very tough with China.  Bernie Sanders and other top Democrats have staked out positions that are just as tough on China as Trump is being, and so if Trump backs down now he will be absolutely hammered by the other side for being weak.  But if investors become fully convinced that a protracted trade war is in our future, that could be enough to set off a new financial crisis and throw the global economy into a tailspin.  It definitely looked like we were headed for a major economic downturn anyway, and so this trade crisis could certainly be more than enough to push us over the edge.