from Judicial Watch:
from Russia Insider:
When the Donald promised to “drain the swamp” during the 2016 election campaign—- it did sound vaguely like an attack on Big Government, and at least a directional desire to shrink the state and let free market capitalism breathe.
After 22 months in office, however, the truth is patently obvious: The only Swamp that Donald Trump wants to drain is one filled with his political enemies and policy adversaries at any given moment in time. Even then, you have to consult his tweetstorm ledger to know exactly who the swamp creatures de jure actually are.
by Chris Martenson, Peak Prosperity:
The ‘Everything Bubble’ has popped
Now that the world’s central banking cartel is taking a long-overdue pause from printing money and handing it to the wealthy elite, the collection of asset price bubbles nested within the Everything Bubble are starting to burst.
The cartel (especially the ECB and the Fed) is hoping it can gently deflate these bubbles it created, but that’s a fantasy. Bubbles always burst badly; it’s their nature to do so. Economic suffering and misery always accompany their termination.
It’s said that “every bubble is in search of a pin”. History certainly shows they always manage to find one.
95 per cent of speed cameras in one area of France have been completely destroyed as part of the ‘yellow vest’ anti-government protest movement.
According to Le Point, almost all speed cameras in Puy-de-Dôme, a region in central France, have been taped over, broken or burned.
“In the Puy-de-Dôme, 21 of the 22 speed cameras are out of service at the moment,” states the report, adding that some were shot out while others were “covered with a symbolic yellow vest.”
Flynn Drops the Hammer on Washington Post Reporter: “You Are an Accomplice to a Crime” Against Trump
from True Pundit:
Sentencing for Gen. Mike Flynn is less than two weeks away but tempers have been brewing for a year by the Flynn family who has largely remained silent, waiting for sentencing.
Do not expect that silence to continue.
And on Friday, Joseph Flynn took Washington Post ‘columnist’ and Deep-State robot David Ignatius to the woodshed.
by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:
So-cited the Daily Beast (which demands I let it run crazy-scam ads to view, so no linkey will be provided.)
The reference is to the debt at the federal level; Trump has been led to believe and has bought into the idea that “growth” can fix the problem.
He’s not only wrong those telling him this are lying. You need only look at the last fiscal year — he got his “growth” but federal debt expanded at 6.2% of the economy, far beyond any rational target for GDP and also roughly double the actual realized GDP expansion.
Two exponentially-growing (that is, “x% per year” growth) things, where one exponent is larger than the other, will always blow up with the larger running away in a hockey-stick fashion. This is trivially provable if you don’t believe it in seconds using Excel or Google’s Sheets.
by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
As a researcher, I have come to appreciate the importance of timing. There are times when I have uncovered something that poses a threat to America, but the context of the threat does not yet exist, so the event is in limbo. Often, hears later, events crystallize and the outlying fact becomes obvious to all that have eyes to see. i have come across such an event and it involves the weaponization of water.
Before walking the reader down the path of contrived water shortages for political gain, there is something that has to be said about the California State Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown. California is a state that is complete rebellion from the United States. The CALEXIT movement is move designed to not only exit California from the Union under the control of the United Nations, they are a state that can be accurately classified as a sanctuary state. They harbor murderers, rapists and drug dealers. The exit of California from the United States would destroy retail and agriculture on a national basis. Most California legislators need to be arrested for sedition.
BOMBSHELL: Google covering up Big Pharma opioid deaths by altering search autocomplete… more proof that Google protects Pharma
by Vicki Batts, Natural News:
Google may be the most frequented search engine on the market, but that doesn’t make it the most honest. A shocking new report has revealed that Google’s autocomplete function is censoring searches for opioid-related statistics, such as “deaths from opioids” and the like. Google has come under fire for censoring conservatives, but now it looks like the company is using its power to suppress all kinds of information. Big Tech has grown too big for its britches, and we are seeing the result of that now, as behemoth companies try to obtain absolute rule over their domains.
by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:
FANGMAN down 10.4% for the week, down $1.12 trillion from peak. Apple plunges.
This week was ugly for stocks in its own right, but it was particularly ugly because there was a major – and briefly very successful – effort by the Wall Street Journal to manipulate share prices higher. Tuesday was a bad day. Wednesday the stock market was closed. And Thursday just before noon, the Dow was already down over 700 points. It was time to pull out the big guns, namely the WSJ citing unnamed Fed “officials.”