Saturday, June 6, 2020

Saudi Government Gave Obama Aides “Suitcases Full of Jewels”

from The Anti Media:

Saudi Arabia gave White House aides jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in large suitcases, according to Ben Rhodes, former speechwriter and deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration.

In his memoir The World As It Is, published on Tuesday, Rhodes recounts a trip to Saudi Arabia in June 2009 soon after Barack Obama became president.

He says on arrival he and other US officials were taken to housing units in a compound owned by the monarchy in the desert.

“When I opened the door to my unit, I found a large suitcase,” Rhodes recounts. “Inside were jewels.”

If You Think the Water Restrictions in California Are Tough, Check Out Cape Town

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Remember earlier in the year when the news was abuzz about Day Zero in Cape Town, South Africa? According to the press at the time, the day was looming when the city of 3.74 million people would run completely out of water. First, the date of Day Zero was heralded as April 16th, then May 11th, then June 4th.

Calculating Day Zero took into account maximum evaporation (based on temperature and wind) and existing patterns in agricultural and urban use—an equation that considered both natural and man-made conditions. (source)

Progressive Google Censorship

from BATR:

You remember? “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” also applies to a cosmos other than Star Wars. The degrading of free speech inevitably leads to censorship and a societal purge of ideas that conflict with the latest evolution of political correctness. The 21st Century version of book burning has gone digital and automated using Artificial Intelligence that applies algorithm filters to exclude the free exchange of different views and accounts of historic analysis. The most partisan progressive cannot maintain that the liberal bias which has now become the hallmark of Google’s search results and news is based upon any objective standards of empirical information or fair and balanced reporting.

Nobody knows where the next crisis will erupt… here’s how to prepare

by Simon Black, Sovereign Man:

Last week, Paolo Savona, an Italian man no one outside the country had ever heard of, was denied the position of finance minister.

Italy’s President denied his appointment because Savona is anti-euro. The President believes Italy should remain part of the euro.

I wrote a Notes about the entire situation last week.

But the point I discuss in today’s podcast is that this situation should not have been a major deal… but it wreaked havoc across global markets. Even some of the world’s safest assets sold off.

Click HERE to listen

2018 Bilderberg Participant List


by Lew Rockwell, Lew Rockwell:


Castries, Henri de (FRA), Chairman, Institut Montaigne


Achleitner, Paul M. (DEU), Chairman Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG; Treasurer, Foundation Bilderberg Meetings

Agius, Marcus (GBR), Chairman, PA Consulting Group

Alesina, Alberto (ITA), Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Economics, Harvard University

The New “Crisis Currency”

by Doug Casey, Casey Research:

Justin’s note: “There’s a new crisis currency.”

That’s what Nick Giambruno, editor of The Casey Report and Crisis Investing, told Doug Casey and the rest of Casey’s brain trust in April. He was speaking at a private gathering in Miami’s South Beach.

Nick went on to explain why he thinks people will turn to bitcoin during periods of great turmoil. In other words, he explained why bitcoin will soon become a safe-haven asset.

It was a fascinating speech. After all, most people only see bitcoin as a speculative vehicle. So I recently called Nick to learn more about this…

FOIA Request Reveals FEMA’s Egregious Million Dollar Spending On A Floating Hotel … As Hurricane Victims Suffered

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

A FOIA request tipped off to Activist Post revealed a $74.7 million contract with Carnival Corporation, a cruise liner to host aid workers and first responders in the U.S. Virgin Islands on a “floatable hotel” after hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. Meanwhile, reported in the same week, a Harvard study revealed the death toll after hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was almost 5,000 people.

The company failed to host less than half the workers it agreed to and was paid far more money during the contract than the victims of the storm were given to rebuild their houses.

US Healthcare Is Collapsing So Rapidly That Workers Are Now Committing Suicide In Record Numbers

from Silver Doctors:

Physician suicides are becoming increasingly common, outpacing suicide rates in nearly every other segment of society. Here’s the details…

Editor’s Note: There is a quiet tragedy taking place in America which shows that all is not well in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. In fact, last week, we covered an alarming, increasing trend of suicides among NYC Taxi Drivers, and today, we report on another trend in suicides, this time in healthcare, and this time on a national level.


by Micah Lee, Alice Speri, The Intercept:

SHORTLY AFTER Chelsea Manning posted what appeared to be two suicidal tweets on May 27, police broke into her home with their weapons drawn as if conducting a raid, in what is known as a “wellness” or “welfare check” on a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst turned whistleblower and U.S. Senate candidate, was not at home, but video obtained by The Intercept shows officers pointing their guns as they searched her empty apartment.