by Prof. Edward Curtin, Global Research:
Christianity gave Eros poison to drink; he did not die of it, certainly, but degenerated to Vice.” – Frederick Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
“Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.” – D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover
by The Federalist, via Intellihub:
The press continues to feed the dying Russia collusion conspiracy theory, spending Friday’s news cycle regurgitating Democrat talking points from the just-filed Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit against the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks, and Russia.
Yet the mainstream media took no notice of last week’s federal court filing that exposes an $84 million money-laundering conspiracy the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign executed during the 2016 presidential election in violation of federal campaign-finance law.
from X22Report Spotlight:
by Turd Ferguson, TF Metals Report:
For your holiday weekend listening pleasure, here’s 75 minutes of fresh Jackass, recorded yesterday in our A2A webinar format.
Among the items discussed over the course of the event:
the long-term significance of yuan-denominated crude oil futures
Fed policy and long-term interest rates
the US trade deficit and its impact
the possibility/likelihood of a Russian “silver ruble”
what impact de-dollarization may have upon US expats living abroad
the definition of the term “global reset”
and much, much more!
Thanks again to The Jackass for volunteering his time and sharing his wisdom.
Click HERE to listen
from Blunt Force Truth:
Today, the star of a popular television show was arrested on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy.
According to a criminal complaint, Allison Mack, who starred as Chloe Sullivan in the hit superhero series “Smallville,” procured sex slaves for the NXIVM (pronounced “Nexium”) cult.
Founded by Keith Raniere in upstate New York, the cult was marketed as a women’s professional development organization.
by James Turk, Gold Seek:
In 1992 a book entitled “Bankruptcy 1995: The Coming Collapse of America and How to Stop It” hit the nation by storm. Written by Harry Figgie, a prominent businessman who had built a Fortune 500 company, and Gerald Swanson, an economics professor with expertise in public finance, it forecast that the US federal government would go bankrupt in 1995 and default.
The default would arise from a currency[i] collapse. Each lender to the federal government might receive back the same number of dollars they had loaned, but those dollars would have considerably less purchasing power[ii], and possibly none at all, making them worthless. So US Treasury debt instruments would have little or no value because they are denominated in dollars, the purchasing power of which would be decimated by hyperinflation.
Obviously it hasn’t happened. Even though the dollar subsequently experienced some horrific swoons and its purchasing power continues to erode, it has endured, but we should not ignore this book’s conclusions.
from The Saker:
Frankly, I am awed, amazed and even embarrassed. I was born in Switzerland, lived most of my life there, I also visited most of Europe, and I lived in the USA for over 20 years. Yet in my worst nightmares I could not have imagined the West sinking as low as it does now. I mean, yes, I know about the false flags, the corruption, the colonial wars, the NATO lies, the abject subservience of East Europeans, etc. I wrote about all that many times. But imperfect as they were, and that is putting it mildly, I remember Helmut Schmidt, Maggie Thatcher, Reagan, Mitterrand, even Chirac! And I remember what the Canard Enchaîné used to be, or even the BBC. During the Cold War the West was hardly a knight in white shining armor, but still – rule of law did matter, as did at least some degree of critical thinking.
I am now deeply embarrassed for the West. And very, very afraid.
by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
Facebook is A Surveillance Company Rebranded As Social Media – Edward Snowden, March 17, 2018
Quick Background: Facebook has lost over $60 billion in market value over the last couple of days after it was revealed that an app developed in 2014 which invited users to find out their personality type, specifically designed to “harvest” data of not only the 270,000 people that took the quiz, but of all their Facebook friends as well. When all was said and done, approximately 50 million users had their data harvested.
That data was passed on to Cambridge Analytica in 2014, a privately held company that combines data mining, data brokerage, and data analysis with strategic communication for the electoral process.
The Trump campaign hired Cambridge Analytica in June 2016, who used the information to tailor content to garner support for his candidacy.
by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:
Pushed globally as a beneficial to dieters since its approval in 1981, accumulating research indicates that aspartame may actually damage the brain and cause cancer, to name but a few of a wide range of adverse health effects consumers risk by using this ‘no-calorie’ sugar alternative.
Google “aspartame” and you will find http://www.aspartame.org/ on the first page search results. Billing itself as an ‘Aspartame Information Center,’ this website opens with “The Benefits of Aspartame,” discussing how as a ‘low-calorie’ sweetener aspartame helps consumers with weight control, diabetes and the prevention of tooth decay.
by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:
If you’re getting the sense that stocks always go up, that’s because they’ve been doing so for a really, really long time. From CNBC today:
On the bull market’s ninth birthday, here’s how it stacks up against history
• The Dow has quadrupled during the bull market, which turned 9 on Friday.
• This is the biggest and longest bull market for the Dow post-WWII, according to Leuthold Group.
The bullish run in the Dow Jones industrial average — which celebrates its ninth birthday Friday — is the longest ever and the greatest percentage gain since World War II, according to Leuthold Group.