Friday, April 19, 2019

What To Expect From The Fed This Wednesday

by Chris Marcus, Miles Franklin:

Much of the attention in the financial markets this week will be focused on the Federal Reserve’s upcoming meeting on Wednesday. Where it’s widely assumed that the Fed will raise its short-term interest rate target by 25 basis points.

So why is this particular meeting so interesting?

Primarily because the market’s reaction will likely offer valuable insight into how the next stage of the current bubble cycle unfolds.

Interest rates on the benchmark 10-year U.S. treasury have risen from approximately 2% in September of 2017 to the current level of 2.85%. Largely in response to the Fed’s gradual increase in short-term interest rates and their unwinding of the balance sheet (which at least according to data on the Fed’s website does appear to actually be occurring).

DHS Emergency Protocols in Place After a Bomb Exploded at a Texas FedEx Facility

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Last night, a bomb meant for Austin, Texas exploded at a FedEx facility in Schertz, Texas. This is the fifth in a series of deadly bombs that have targeted Austin, the capital of the state.

The first three bombs were in packages delivered to people’s homes, resulting in two deaths and injuries to two more people. The fourth bomb was detonated by a tripwire and seriously injured two men.

The first package exploded March 2, killing Anthony Stephan House, 39, when he picked up a package on the front porch of his northeast Austin home. The second bomb went off March 12 inside a home in east Austin. Draylen Mason, 17, was killed and his mother was hospitalized. The third blast came a short time later in a neighborhood south of downtown. A 75-year-old woman picked up a package on her front porch when it exploded, seriously injuring her. The last Austin blast occurred late Sunday, when a blast, possibly set off by a tripwire, injured two men in southwest Austin.

Sanders Feels The Bern After Surrounding Himself With Armed Police At National Walkout Rally

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

Senator Bernie Sanders joined students participating in a national walkout to protest gun violence outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C surrounded by armed police as he delivered a hypocritical speech calling for the “courage to take out the NRA” and common sense gun control in response to the Parkland high school attack, Newsweek reported.

Sanders live streamed his speech on his Facebook page, which towards the middle featured him moving through the crowd of cheering students and shaking their hands. As Sanders traveled through the protesters chanting for gun control, he was accompanied by three heavily armed Capitol police officers there to escort him through the students.

TRUMP DROPS BOMB ON SEX TRAFFICKERS

from SGTReport.com:

If you think Trump is a joke and #Q is a LARP, you’re simply not paying attention. President Donald J. Trump just dropped the bomb on pedophiles and sex traffickers with this official statement on Whitehouse.gov: “President Donald J. Trump is Working to End Human Trafficking – My Administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking. And I am prepared to bring the full force and weight of our government, whatever we can do, in order to solve this horrific problem. President Donald J. Trump”

WAKE UP. The storm is coming.

74% Of Americans Believe The “Deep State” Is Running The Country

from ZeroHedge:

For the past two years, the long-running narrative, at least that promulgated by the mainstream media which continues to “explain away” Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, is that Americans had fallen for a massive, long-running fake news scam (in part aided and abetted by the likes of Facebook), which boosted Trump’s popularity at the expense of Hillary’s as part of some giant “Russian collusion” conspiracy theory between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin (which Mueller was supposed to uncover, but has instead shifted to investigating obstruction, seemingly unable to find anything).

But what if that entire narrative is dead wrong: what if Americans have become so skeptical in the government process and structure, they never needed a “fake news” boost to vote for an establishment outsider?

Mark Levin: “Obama Administration Did More to Interfere with Our Election Than the Russians” (VIDEO)

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Conservative radio host and best-selling author Mark Levin joined Sean Hannity on Monday night to discuss Andrew McCabe’s firing on Friday.

Levin blasted Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio for crying about the McCabe losing his pension. “He’s not losing his pension!”

The Great One then went on a tirade against Comey, McCabe, Samantha Power, Clapper, Brennan and Susan Rice.

Former CIA Chief Brennan Running Scared

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by Ray McGovern, Consortium News:

What prompted former CIA Director John Brennan on Saturday to accuse President Donald Trump of “moral turpitude” and to predict, with an alliterative flourish, that Trump will end up “as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history”? The answer shines through the next sentence in Brennan’s threatening tweet: “You may scapegoat Andy McCabe [former FBI Deputy Director fired Friday night] but you will not destroy America…America will triumph over you.”

It is easy to see why Brennan lost it. The Attorney General fired McCabe, denying him full retirement benefits, because McCabe “had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.” There but for the grace of God go I, Brennan must have thought, whose stock in trade has been unauthorized disclosures.

GOLD REBOUNDS ON EU NEWS OF RAISING RATES AND ENDING QE/GOLD RISES $5.25 TO $1317.90 BUT SILVER IS UP ONLY A NICKEL TO $16.33

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

EU-BREXIT DEAL ANNOUNCED WHICH CAUSES THE BRITISH POUND TO RISE/MORE LOSSES FOR DEUTSCHE BANK/BOTH RUSSIA AND THE UK REMOVE DIPLOMATS FROM THE POISONING SCANDAL/USA SET TO INTRODUCE A MONSTROUS 1.3 TRILLION DOLLAR SPENDING BILL/MCCABE FIRED WHICH SETS OF A PLETHORA OF SWAMP STORIES FOR YOU TONIGHT

Trump’s Rise to the White House: Cambridge Analytica Targeted “Inner Demons”

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

According to news reports last Friday and over the weekend, Facebook has landed squarely in the middle of the next explosive leg of the Trump-Russia scandal. According to the Guardian’s Observer newspaper in the U.K., a digital data mining company known as Cambridge Analytica collected private information from approximately 50 million Facebook users in order to support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.

Trump’s campaign hired Cambridge Analytica in the spring of 2016 and “paid it more than $6.2 million,” according to a Reuters report.

A Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, Christopher Wylie, told the Observer that “We exploited Facebook to harvest millions of people’s profiles. And built models to exploit what we knew about them and target their inner demons. That was the basis that the entire company was built on.” In the YouTube video above from the Guardian explaining how the process worked, Wylie calls it a “Full service propaganda machine.”

REPORT: MCCABE SAYS ‘IF I GO DOWN I’M TAKING EVERYBODY ELSE WITH ME’

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from InfoWars:

May explain why Clinton and Obama cronies leveled blistering attacks on Trump over firing

Recently fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said if he faces criminal prosecution, he’s going to take down everyone else involved in FBI and DoJ wrongdoing related to the Hillary Clinton email probe with him, according to reporter Sarah Carter.

“McCabe is worried. And one thing that I did hear is that McCabe has said over and over again, ‘If I go down, I’m taking everybody else with me,’” Carter said on “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday.