Tuesday, May 18, 2021

This Really Is The Everything Bubble: Even Subprime Mortgage Bonds Are Back

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by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:

Record student loan balances? Check. Trillion dollar credit card debt? Check. Six tech stocks dominating the Nasdaq? Check. Subprime auto loans at record levels? Check.

All that’s missing is subprime mortgages and we’d have every bubble base covered. Oh wait, those are back too, just under a different name:

Subprime mortgages make a comeback—with a new name and soaring demand
They were blamed for the biggest financial disaster in a century. Subprime mortgages – home loans to borrowers with sketchy credit who put little to no skin in the game. Following the epic housing crash, they disappeared, due to strong, new regulation, and zero demand from investors who were badly burned. Barely a decade later, they’re coming back with a new name — nonprime — and, so far, some new standards.

WATCH Locals Recall Aftermath of US ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Strike in Afghanistan

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from Sputnik News:

The people of Afghanistan continue to deal with the physical and emotional aftermath of events that transpired one year ago when the US military dropped one of the biggest non-nuclear bombs ever made in their country.

On April 13, 2017, a US military aircraft dropped the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast on a tunnel network used by Daesh* terrorists in the Acin district of the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

However, Afghan political analyst Wahid Mozhdah told Sputnik Afghanistan that the United States does not really seek to battle terrorists in the country and pursued other goals when they deployed that weapon.

“A Higher Loyalty” – Comey Used Presidential Polls to Decide Whether or Not Hillary Was Innocent in Email Probe

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Principled Leadership.
Fired FBI Chief James Comey writes in his new book “A Higher Loyalty” that he let presidential polls determine how he decided that Crooked Hillary was innocent of crimes in the FBI criminal probe.

Vox reported:

In his new book A Higher Loyalty, former FBI Director James Comey admits what most observers had inferred: that the overwhelming conventional wisdom that Hillary Clinton was going to win on Election Day played a role in his fateful decision to refocus the campaign on the email matter in late October.

The Trump Regime Is Insane

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by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

Is it insane to push for war with Russia, a major nuclear power?
Is it insane to threaten Russia and bring false charges against her?
Is it insane to brag about killing “hundreds of Russians”? https://news.antiwar.com/2018/04/12/pompeo-russians-met-their-match-us-killed-hundreds-of-them/

A normal person would answer “yes” to the three questions. So what does this tell us about Trump’s government as these insane actions are the principle practice of Trump’s government?

Does anyone doubt that Nikki Haley is insane?

MUST READ: Disregard @BackChannel17. #Clown Disinfo Operation Queen. #PsyOps

from Neon Revolt:

Last night, a stylistically-persuasive twitter account popped up, right as the Syria attack started.

This account was named @BackChannel17.

This account IS NOT A REAL Q-RELATED ACCOUNT, NOR IS IT A HELPER.

It is actively spreading DISINFO, and is, at best, a LARP, or at worst, A CLOWN DISINFO OP.

I’m actually hopping mad at whoever is operating this account, because it’s pulling in the less-critically-and-technically minded at /r/GreatAwakening.

Trump’s Attempts to Get Us in a Thermonuclear Ditch Must be Stopped

by Martin Berger, New Eastern Outlook:

It’s curious that even The Guardian has recently summarized Trump’s one year in office by admitting that the overwhelming impression everybody shares is not of steady progress but chaos, adding that he has almost pushed the world into a major nuclear conflict.

However, Trump’s inching towards assured mutual distraction manifests itself vivdly in the open aggravation of relations with Russia, while he is being assisted by the ever-Russophobic Britain that was all too happy to unleash a propaganda war against Moscow together with Washington, that was quickly follow by a major cyber offensive.

On April 6, 2018, a massive hacker attack began against Cisco switches, which led to entire segments of the Internet going down. According to the conclusions of Kaspersky Lab, Russia was the primarily target of these attacks. It’s reported that an unknown group of hackers would use a bot to rewrite the image of Cisco IOS on the switches and change the configuration file, leaving a message that reads “Do not mess with our elections”. This can be regarded as a clear indication of who was behind the attack. This attack was made possible by a vulnerability in a piece of software called Cisco Smart Install Client, which allowed cybercriminals to run arbitrary code on vulnerable switches, which resulted in entire data centers in Russia going down, rendering highly popular media platforms for considerable period of time inaccessible almost overnight.

Comey Compares Trump to “Mob Boss” as RNC Launches “Lyin’ Comey” Website

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:

The Republican National Committee (RNC), the organization that provides leadership and funding for the official Republican Party of the United States, has put its reputation on the line along with every Republican that’s running for public office in November by setting up an official RNC website calling former FBI Director James Comey “Lyin’ Comey.”

It has been the longstanding position of President Donald Trump that Comey is a liar. Trump fired Comey in the midst of the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election and has disparaged him ever since. Comey is highly respected by the rank and file of the FBI, the most esteemed law enforcement agency in the United States.

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by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

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Facebook, Zuckerberg, His Handler Wife, and… Organ Donation? Who is Priscilla Chan?

from Neon Revolt:

Step back with me for a moment, and recall some older #QAnon posts, particularly regarding the repeated injunction to “follow the wives.”

A lot of these questions have now been answered. FB is a spying tool, not created in one kid’s dorm room (as #Cuckerberg repeatedly suggested during his Congressional testimony), but by the Pentagon and the CIA, as a spying tool; a way of sucking up all kinds of information and keeping tabs on the populace.

Founder & CEO of Sex-Trafficking Site BackPage.com Worked For FBI; Robert Mueller Honored Convicted Human Trafficker With FBI Award

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from True Pundit:

As FBI Director, Robert Mueller awarded BackPage.com CEO Carl Ferrer recognition from the Justice Department and FBI for working in an investigative capacity to assist the FBI.

That award was bestowed on Ferrer and specifically Backpage,com by the FBI in 2011. Mueller, director at the time, signed the award. The citation may have also included a cash reward, FBI sources said.

Ironic especially since Ferrer — previously charged criminally for pimping — was arrested by the FBI last week and plead out to sweeping criminal charges on Thursday.

Open Letter: We Demand That Julian Assange’s Rights Be Restored

from Disobedient Media:

With deep pride in the rights we hold so dear, we are calling on those who share our love of liberty to respectfully ask the Ecuadorian government to give Julian Assange back his voice. We are also asking that the United States end the Grand Jury investigation into WikiLeaks and drop any charges against the publisher and all other staff members

On March 25, Ecuador caved to pressure from the United States and Spanish governments to isolate Assange by revoking his right to have visitors, make phone calls or use the internet.

In targeting WikiLeaks, the corporate media and unelected powers that are challenged by their truthful publications are actively attempting to destroy the great vision of our Founding Fathers.