Monday, March 30, 2020

CoronaWar Battlegrounds: New York Leads in Growth, Minnesota Bends it Best. California Hot Spots v. Italy & South Korea. Pain in Spain

by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:

Madrid area hospitals were forced into wartime-triage, denying care to the elderly in order to give the young a better chance.

This post takes a fresh look at key battlegrounds in the CoronaWar which we discussed last week. For local readers, I’ll take a unique and fresh look at the Bay Area, LA and California. Around the US and globally, Spain joins Italy’s misery, but New York continues to hold out! I share and discuss fresh graphs from a new website, by Professor Wade and his crew at U of Illinois.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Admits Using Cell Phone Tracking to Monitor Coronavirus Compliance…

from The Conservative Treehouse:

Many people suspected this would eventually happen, including us.  Follow the sequencing here; watch the natural progression of the authoritarian state. This is important.

First LA Mayor Eric Garcetti released 1,700 inmates.  Then the LA Sheriff tried to shut down all gun stores. Next, Garcetti appointed neighborhood monitors and threatened to shut down electricity and water services to non-compliant citizens.  In his most recent action, the mayor admits to using Big Tech to monitor the location of residents and track their coronavirus compliance.

COVID-19 Forces the World to Re-Think the Idea of ‘Monetary Value’

by Matthew Ehret, Strategic Culture:

Western society has long been gripped by a deep seeded belief in money. Trillions of dollars of bank notes tied to ever-growing mountains of un-payable national debts has taken on a life of its own over the years. As the post-1971 years rolled by, society increasingly lost a sense that this human invention called “money” was created to serve humanity rather than rule it, and with that lost sense, money became an idol of worship.

Proposal for a One World Government Being Floated

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

The former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has urged world leaders to create a temporary form of global government to tackle the twin medical and economic crises caused by the Coronavirus. He is no fool. He knows once there is the formation of anything pretended to be “temporary” it exists forever. Why are these people so intent upon trashing our freedoms and converting the world into an authoritarian paradise for them?

Real-World Problems: The Current State of The Gold Market In Plain Language

by Sam Laakso, Voima Gold:

There have been recent rumors in the gold market about the availability of physical gold. Some social media personalities and news agencies have claimed that there is a shortage of physical gold on the market. However, it is not so much about a shortage of gold, but rather a sudden demand for gold in places where it cannot be quickly supplied in the desired form.


from The Waking Times:

Residents of Hubei province in China teamed up with their local police force to battle the police from neighboring Jiangxi province – who set up a roadblock on the Yangtze River Bridge to prevent the people of Hubei from crossing and returning to work.

Footage of Hubei residents overturning Jingxi police vehicles was captured and uploaded to Chinese social media – where Chinese authorities have reportedly already scrubbed it.

Did Hillary Clinton Just Celebrate the Spread of Coronavirus to ‘Own’ Trump? Sure Looks That Way

by Tyler O’Neill, PJ Media:

It seems Hillary Clinton not only believes the misleading media narrative that America “leads the world” in terms of coronavirus cases but she also appeared to celebrate that “fact” — just in order to mock President Donald Trump.

Madame Sour Grapes seized on the New York Times headline “The U.S. Now Leads the World in Confirmed Coronavirus Cases.”

“He did promise ‘America First,'” Hillary quipped.

Minister in one of Germany’s wealthiest states commits suicide ‘over coronavirus worries’


from RT:

The finance minister in the German state of Hesse, Thomas Schaefer, has taken his own life. His colleagues said he was pushed over the edge by an inability to cope with the harsh economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Schaefer’s body was discovered near the speed railway track line in the town of Hochheim am Main on Saturday. Prosecutors said that the cause of his death was most likely suicide.

“We are in shock; we are in disbelief and above all we are immensely sad,” Volker Bouffier, head of the Hesse regional government, said of the passing of his close associate and fellow member of Angela Merkel’s CDU party.