Friday, July 10, 2020

Belgrade Erupts in Protest After New COVID-19 Lockdown Announced, Parliament Stormed

from Russia Insider:

Government declares curfew, the people pour into the streets instead

Mounted police used teargas and truncheons to disperse a crowd of several thousand protesters gathered outside the Serbian parliament in Belgrade, opposed to the government’s announcement of a new coronavirus lockdown.

President Aleksandar Vucic announced on Tuesday that a new curfew would go into effect on Friday and last over the weekend, after 300 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths – the most since the pandemic began, local media reported.

Pizza Hut’s Largest American Franchisee Files For Bankruptcy Due To Coronavirus

from Silver Doctors:

Pizza chains still face challenges from the pandemic. Even if their lead in the delivery business helped slow the economic effects of shutdown orders…

by Franz Walker via Natural News

(Natural News) NPC International Inc., the largest franchisee of Pizza Hut stores in the U.S., has filed for bankruptcy in the aftermath of shutdowns due to the Wuhan coronavirus.

According to court papers, the company, which operates 1,227 Pizza Hut and 393 Wendy’s stores across the U.S., sought Chapter 11 protection in the Southern District of Texas court on July 2.

Manhattan Rental Market Implodes: Median Rent Plunges Most Ever As Vacancies Hit Record High

from ZeroHedge:

It’s nost just Manhattan’s housing market that is getting crushed in recent weeks: the city’s rental market is also starting to show the damage from a pandemic-fueled exodus. According to Douglas Elliman Real Estate and appraiser Miller Samuel, the borough’s apartment-vacancy rate in June rose to the highest on record. Available listings surged 85% from a year earlier to 10,789,  an all-time high for a single month.

Bill Gates: From Entrepreneur to Supervillain

by Barry Brownstein, The Burning Platform:

Bill Gates is regretting things left undone. Gates is sorry he hasn’t done “more to call attention to the danger” of a pandemic.” In an interview, Gates said, “I feel terrible. The whole point of talking about it was that we could take action and minimize the damage.”

For his critics, rather than minimizing the damage, Gates has done too much to set a course of action having disastrous unanticipated consequences. Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, has become a supervillain.

Since April, over 500,000 people have signed a petition at calling for an investigation of the Gates Foundation for “medical malpractice and crimes against humanity.”

The American Economy in Four Words: Neofeudal Extortion, Decline, Collapse

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

Our society has a legal structure of self-rule and ownership of capital, but in reality it is a Neofeudal Oligarchy.

Now that the pandemic is over and the economy is roaring again–so the stock market says–we’re heading straight back up into the good old days of 2019. Nothing to worry about, we’ve recovered the trajectory of higher and higher, better every day in every way.

Everything’s great except the fatal rot at the heart of the U.S. economy hasn’t even been acknowledged, much less addressed: every sector of the economy is nothing but one form of neofeudal extortion or another.

Hong Kong Forced to Delete Movies, TV Shows, Books That ‘Threaten’ China

by John Hayward, Breitbart:

China’s state-run Global Times reported approvingly on Thursday that Hong Kong has been forced to suppress countless movies, television shows, books, and online posts that could violate the new security law imposed by Beijing because the material could be judged to “threaten” Communist China, and those who display or sell the “threatening” material could be held legally liable.

The Global Times quoted Hong Kong secretary for security John Lee Ka-Chiu stating that the Chinese security law fixed a number of “loopholes” in law enforcement, such as by giving the police new powers to “remove information that incites others to commit crimes or engage in crimes that endanger national security.”

Medical worker whistleblower: The system is taking control of how we operate our patient records

by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:

“My jaw just dropped to the floor… there was never any notification to us this was just done over the weekend.”

A medical worker in Pennsylvania called-in to The Shepard Ambellas Show on Tuesday and explained to Shep and the listeners that her patients’ records have been taken over by the Electronic Medical Records system which she says now red flags and tracks COVID-positive status individuals.

Portland Police Put Out Video Detailing Damage From A Month’s Worth Of Antifa Attacks

by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

Imagine a police department having to put this out while Democrats deny the very existence of Antifa.

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by Egon Von Greyerz, Gold Switzerland:

As the world economy desperately tries to navigate to a safe harbour, is it going be pulled down by the six-headed monster Scylla or the Charybdis whirlpool (Homer’s Odyssey). It seems likely that Scylla is now starting to swallow parts the world before Charybdis will finish it off. A world severely weakened by debt and mismanagement is unlikely to have the strength of Odysseus to pass both obstacles without disastrous consequences.

The Gangsterization of the Democrat Party

by Gary Gindler, American Thinker:

Let’s start with a series of rhetorical questions related to the upcoming presidential elections:

– Does a broken storefront add votes to the Democrats?

– Does a burning car add votes to the Democrats?

– Does a killed or wounded policeman add votes to the Democrats?

– Does a toppled statue add votes to the Democrats?

– Does an “autonomous zone” add votes to the Democrats?

The new deal is a bad old deal

by Alasdair Macleod, GoldMoney:

So far, the current economic situation, together with the response by major governments, compares with the run-in to the depression of the 1930s. Yet to come in the repetitious credit cycle is the collapse in financial asset values and a banking crisis.

When the scale of the banking crisis is known the scale of monetary inflation involved will become more obvious. But in the politics of it, Trump is being set up as the equivalent of Herbert Hoover, and presumably Joe Biden, if he is well advised, will soon campaign as a latter-day Roosevelt. In Britain, Boris Johnson has already called for a modern “new deal”, and in his “Hundred Days” his Chancellor is delivering it.