Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Not Fair

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by Bob Rinear, The International Forecaster:

Today, I can’t think of one person I know that does NOT know someone suffering at some degree from this disease. Something’s changed folks…

I’m in a mood, and it’s not terribly pleasant. This morning I got a phone call, that I figured was coming one day, but I still didn’t want to hear it. A dear friend of mine lost his wife today to cancer. (Prayers to you buddy.

What If…? 5 Unlikely Disasters & What You Should Know About Them

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Statistically speaking, some events are rare or highly unlikely. (Thankfully!). But as any preppers worth their salt will tell you, there’s really no such thing as an impossible event. And science agrees – just check out David J. Hand’s The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day. It’s an article about how extremely improbable events actually happen all the time. Unfortunately, this also includes supposedly unlikely disasters.

These events shouldn’t be the focus of your preparedness. You should concentrate on things that have a greater chance of occuring.

Pope Lectured Trump On Family Separation, But Silent On Priest Child Molestation Report

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

Just last month, Pope Francis lectured President Donald Trump for separating children from their criminal parents (and random child-abusing drug smugglers posing as their “parents”) caught illegal entering America at the border.

From CNN on June 20, “Pope criticizes Trump administration over migrant family separations”:

Pope Francis has added his voice to those criticizing the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in the separation of families at the Mexican border.

HUGE=> Pentagon Analyst Demoted/Stripped of Security Clearance After Questioning “Exorbitant Contracts” to Trump Campaign Spy Stefan Halper

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

It has been widely reported that the Obama administration had a spy working inside the Trump campaign.

The informant, Stefan Halper, was paid a total of $411,575 in 2016 and 2017 for work with the US government that included spying on the Trump campaign.

‘Bill Browder Should Be in Jail’ Says Philip Giraldi, Widely Respected Pundit and Retired CIA Officer

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from Russia Insider:

The Browder story keeps getting more and more airplay, and it is not complimentary to him.

Giraldi, one of the most popular writers on the conservative Unz.com, is one of the superstars of the alt-media landscape. He has been outspoken about the pernicious effects of Israel and wealthy pro-Israeli American Jews on American politics. You can see many of his articles on RI here.

This was from a radio interview with Lee Stranahan, formerly of Breitbart, now with Sputnik, the Russian state-owned news agency.

What Could Go Wrong? – Venezuelan Cryptocurrency, el Petro, Pegged to Pension & Salary System

by Rory Hall, The Daily Coin:

As we have documented, for the past 4 years, Venezuela is an economic disaster. We discuss the reasons for this happening but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter to the people living through this nightmare. Venezuelan President, Nicholas Maduro, has enacted policies of desperation and he has enacted policies that are nothing more than a grab for more power.

The Petro (el Petro) cryptocurrency that was launched in 2017 has gone no where and done nothing for the economy, the nation or the people. If anything it has hurt the country. Now, this maniac wants to tie up even more of the country to a currency that very few other nations can transact – accept or disperse – but it is somehow a good idea to tie the people pensions to a failed currency. What could possibly go wrong?

I Will Tip A Glass

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

I have no interest in or desire to engage in “proactive” violence (as opposed to self-defense, which is always permissible.)  Even if you can get through whatever keyholes you may have in terms of ethics or morals on such an act I am left with the inescapable conclusion that those who remain when you’re done simply aren’t worth what you spent (your life.)

However, if called upon to defend the status quo, whether it be the local sheriff, county, state or federal government I would refuse.  Why?  Because that too is not worth spending my life on.

Would I spend my life to protect a federal government that has refused to enforce 100+ year old anti-trust law and has allowed the medical industry to screw the population out of trillions of dollars over the last 20+ years, never mind Beelzebezos and Zuckerpig screwing the entire population via their data sales, H1bs, destroyed firms and offshoring?  No.

Would I spend my life to protect a state or local government that has refused to enforce those very same laws, despite them being on the books here, and instead has incessantly raised taxes on the citizens to fund the rip-off practices of these “industries” that have as their best analog the (actual) mafia?  No.

Here’s How “External Dollar Debt” Produces An “Emerging Market Crisis”

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by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:

Emerging market currencies are collapsing pretty much everywhere these days. But it’s safe to assume that most people don’t understand exactly what’s causing this outbreak, why it’s happening now, or what “external dollar debt” has to do with it. So here’s a quick primer followed by the obligatory apocalyptic prediction:

Prelude: cheap dollar financing
Pretend for a second that you’re Brazil. Your economy is in pretty good shape and your currency – the real – is getting stronger. Because of this, people are willing to lend you money.

Your internal interest rates – that is, what you’d have to pay to borrow real – are around 6%.

Europe Is Undergoing a Conservative Christian Revival – and the Media Aren’t Telling You About It

by Dr. Stephen Turley, via Lew Rockwell:

It’s not just Russia – its the whole continent

Another interesting video from Dr. Stephen Turley.

We came across Turley recently and find him interesting because his basic argument is that there is a worldwide turn to conservative values, traditionalism, and nationalism, in the US, Eastern Europe, the EU, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, in fact, all continents, and that this change is being driven by the loosening of the liberal, globalist grip on information flow due to technology. You can see all his articles on RI here.