Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tanker Seizures and the Threat to the Global Economy from Resurgent Imperialism

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by Craig Murray, Craig Murray:

The British seizure of the Iranian tanker off Gibraltar was illegal. There is no doubt of that whatsoever. The Iranian response to the seizure of its tanker in the Strait of Gibraltar, by the seizure of a British Tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, was also illegal, though more understandable as a reaction. The implications for the global economy of the collapse of the crucial international law on passage through straits would be devastating.

Baltimore’s Former Democrat Mayor Caught On Camera Complaining About ‘Rats, Dead Animals’

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by Alicia Luke, Freedom OutPost:

Democrat Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh caught on camera complaining about ‘rats, dead animals’ last year.

Here’s the video below of Baltimore’s former Democrat Mayor Catherine Pugh doing a walk through a rundown neighborhood last year has resurfaced amid claims that President Trump’s concern over the city’s rat infestation is “racist.”

Way back in 2018, when Baltimore’s then-mayor Catherine Pugh was racist. As we learned from CNN the past two days is that people who complain about rats are a bunch of racists.

Is Digital Bling Propping up China’s Stock Market?

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by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:

Tencent is a giant. Its stock, after plunging 50% in 2018, was a big winner earlier this year. Now the uptrend is broken. Revenue is primarily from mobile video game microtransactions, and warning signs are emerging.

By Adam H. Williams, Senior Associate at E911-LBSLBSglobe.com, for WOLF STREET:

Tencent is one of the top ten companies by stock market valuation worldwide, at around $441 billion. Its finances are a complex web, and its products are the backbone of urban Chinese digital life. It does this by leveraging its mobile gaming revenue into an IT behemoth of infrastructure and tech. Tencent dominates the Chinese gaming market with NetEase a distant 2nd (market cap of $31 billion), with a few other majors, and countless startups picking up the crumbs.

SILVER BREAKOUT CONTINUES: Next Important Key Levels

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by Steve St. Angelo, SRSRocco Report:

While the silver price has broken above the symmetrical triangle formation, it still has a few key levels to surpass to continue its upward trend.  However, it was crucial for silver to first break above rather than below the symmetrical triangle to be able to remain in a bullish direction.

So, we have to take one positive silver price action at a time and look at the next technical levels.  First, we can clearly see that silver broke upward above the Symmetrical Triangle formation:

SKY POISONS RELIEF? First Signs of Hope

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by Wayne Jett, Classical Capital:

Since the specter of geoengineering first appeared in the consciousness of those who rose to fight it, news from the worldwide battlefront has been bad and worsening daily. To this day, most Americans remain unaware (or unmoved) that our own military and government agencies have deployed against us deadly technologies described at a 2001 NASA symposium as a “mechanical analog of biological weapons of mass destruction.” Now, seemingly at the brink of doom, reports are in that the U. S. Army has acted to curtail the geoengineering onslaught and to begin remedying widespread damage done by it.

FRANCE: ALGERIAN FOOTBALL FANS RIOT, WIELD CHAINSAWS, LOOT STORES

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from InfoWars:

Riot cops deployed across major cities

Algerian football fans in Paris, Marseille, Lyon and other cities celebrated their soccer team’s Africa Cup of Nations win by rioting, looting stores and wielding chainsaws in a night of chaos.

Algerians poured out onto the streets following their team’s victory over Ivory Coast last night.

Another nail in Russiagate coffin? Federal judge destroys key Mueller report claim

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from RT:

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s claim of “sweeping and systematic” Russian meddling in the 2016 US election just took another body blow, as a federal judge ruled that his indictment of a ‘troll farm’ is not actual proof of it.

Mueller’s charges against Concord Management & Consulting, the Russian company accused of running a “troll farm” and “sowing discord” on US social media in 2016, do not establish a link between that private company and the Russian government, US District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich pointed out.

With Three Felony Counts Already, Did JPMorgan Chase Really Need to Own a Ship Containing 20 Tons of Cocaine?

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

Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of the Wall Street mega bank, JPMorgan Chase, has weathered one scandal after another during his tenure, including the bank pleading guilty to an unprecedented three criminal felony counts in the past five years.

Now the bank is back in the news for owning a massive container ship which was seized last week in the Philadelphia seaport by U.S. Customs and Border Protection following the discovery of 20 tons of cocaine located in containers on the ship on June 17. The cocaine is estimated to have a street value of $1.3 billion.

Without Reform, Trump’s Embrace of MBS Will Haunt the United States

by Hossein Askari, 21st Century Wire:

President Trump has steadfastly refused to point the finger at Mohammad bin Salman, aka MBS, for ordering the murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and contributor to the Washington Post. Trump reiterated his skepticism about reports of MBS’ responsibility for that heinous crime at a news conference after meeting the Saudi prince in Osaka over the weekend. He also crowed about other reasons for his friendly relationship with the al-Sauds, the rulers of Saudi Arabia — they are great allies, they buy lots of things from the U.S., not just military hardware, and they invest in the United States, creating thousands of jobs. Trump threw around numbers for Saudi purchases that have little or no basis in fact. In the past, he has also said that he loves Saudis because they buy apartments from him and give him money – money that now also appears to be flowing through other channels such as the Trump hotels. It would appear that Trump and America are up for sale as never before.

Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released

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from The Anti Media:

(ZH— Iran has called for the “immediate release” of its oil tanker after British Royal Marines boarded and seized it off Gibraltar a day ago after it took a long 90-day trek around the tip of Africa, presumably to evade sanctions enforcement en route to Syria. Authorities had accused the Grace 1 supertanker of illegal smuggling as it had reportedly been transiting some 2 million barrels of Iranian oil.

Does Anyone Really Believe the Clown Show We’re Seeing?

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from Government Slaves:

Did you watch the Democratic debates last week? If so, you saw a white woman, who pretends to be Native American (Elizabeth Warren); a half-Jamaican and half-Indian woman, who pretends to be African American (Kamala Harris); and an American man of Irish descent, who pretends to be Mexican (Beto O’Rourke). His real name isn’t Beto, it’s Rob. He’s about as Latino as I am, which is zero percent. Yet there he was, standing on stage, answering questions in Spanish.