from Stefan Molyneux:
by Arkadiusz Sieroń, Survival Blog:
The Fed kept the interest rates unchanged in December. The statement was rather hawkish, while the dot-plot rather dovish. What does such a mix imply for the yellow metal?
FED KEEPS INTEREST RATES UNCHANGED
Yesterday, the FOMC published the monetary policy statement from its latest meeting that took place on December 10-11th. In line with expectations, the U.S. central bank left the federal funds rate unchanged at 1.50 to 1.75 percent:
by Robert Wheeler, The Organic Prepper:
Over the past few months, there has been a steady uptick in the number of countries dumping significant portions of their dollar holdings. This is causing many people to worry whether or not the US economy is in for a massive shock sooner, later, or somewhere in between.
While American corporate media outlets either ignore the developments entirely or claim that there is nothing to worry about, the reality is that the dumping of the dollar is a process that is clearly underway. More than that, it appears it is a process that is at least partially coordinated by a number of countries that have been targets of American sanctions and financial bullying in the “post 9/11 world.”
by Mish Shedlock, The Street:
Hospitals have been ordered to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all patient information to a central database in Washington, raising questions about transparency.
by Pavel Nastin, New Eastern Outlook:
In recent years, the discussion about the rapid spread of Islamic radicalism across Africa has been consistently making front pages of most of the local and international media sources.
Among the most active and most radical terrorist organizations operating in Africa one can single out Boko Haram that has been enjoying close ties with ISIS that has been outlawed by authorities of a handful states, including Russia. Boko Haram has been operating in the Lake Chad region and a number of gray zones that exist along Chad’, Niger’s and Nigeria’s borders. However, northern regions of Nigeria remain a veritable hotbed of radicalism, since local terrain allows small well-organized groups of terrorists to both lose a pursuing force or launch a surprise attack against local settlements.
by Edsel Cook, Natural News:
Researchers are taking another big step toward understanding the behavior of the sun and the effects of its solar weather on Earth. They recently released the most accurate animated depiction of a solar flare going through its entire life cycle.
The short movie covers a hypothetical flare’s existence from its formation to its conclusion. Its use of distinct colors show how the temperatures inside the flare shifted as time passed. It also makes the movement of the magnetic field lines very evident to the viewer, who gets to witness every single surge of electromagnetic energy until the last bright burst of the solar phenomenon dies away.
by James Corbett, The International Forecaster:
Last month, while everyone was distracted by other events, the Japanese government did something rather remarkable: They activated a marine unit. Specifically, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force activated a 1,500 man unit known as the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade. The occasion was marked by a ceremony at Sasebo military base on the island of Kyushu.
This may not seem particularly newsworthy. After all, the activation of a single marine brigade would not be a remarkable event in virtually any other nation on the planet. But in Japan, where there has not been such a marine activation since WWII, it is extraordinary.
by Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute:
I know, you may think I am deluded. How could life in an Embassy with a cat and a skateboard ever amount to torture? That’s exactly what I thought, too, when Assange first appealed to my office for protection. Like most of the public, I had been subconsciously poisoned by the relentless smear campaign, which had been disseminated over the years. So it took a second knock on my door to get my reluctant attention. But once I looked into the facts of this case, what I found filled me with repulsion and disbelief.
by James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler:
Of course, George Floyd didn’t deserve to die with a cop’s knee on his neck and his face mashed into the pavement, but after yesterday’s first of what will be several funerals for the now revered former armed robber and convict, you’d think he was the second coming (and going) of George Washington. Uh, check that… Washington was a slave-owner and, by definition, a racist. Make that Julius Caesar — based on the way that the Rev. Al Sharpton was bellowing at funeral No.1 Thursday in Minneapolis. Say, what? Julius Caesar owned slaves too? How about Abe Lincoln then? Naw, just another white man? And a secret racist (so they say).
from Thought Crime Radio:
STUNNING REVELATIONS PROVE MSM IS MUCH MORE DANGEROUS THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE
The global power of the Pilgrims Society started with a secret plot in 1909 that created MI5, MI6 & GC&CS, now GCHQ, and staffed it with newspapermen
The Pilgrims Society has nothing to do with the Mayflower Pilgrims; its a globalist secret society with maybe one thousand living members and many feeder groups