Monday, August 10, 2020

CONFIRMED: Organizer Vinay Krishnan Who Was Caught Paying Off Kavanaugh Protesters — Works for Soros-Linked Organization

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Nick Monroe

On Tuesday several Texas doctors attended the Kavanaugh hearing in Washington DC. After the hearing the doctors told reporter Adam Schindler that they witnessed organized activists with a bag of cash paying the rent-a-mob protesters.

Via Liberty Unyielding:

Tony Blair Confirms Receiving $12 Million Dollars From Saudi Arabia

from Middle East Monitor, The Anti Media:

Tony Blair’s relationship with Saudi Arabia has come under scrutiny following the revelation that the non-government organisation set up under his name has received millions of pounds from Riyadh.

Accounts published yesterday by the Tony Blair Institute confirmed earlier reports that Blair had received donations of up to $12 million from the Kingdom.


by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

Oh Good Ghod....

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis wants concrete action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans.

Francis made the appeal in a message Saturday to galvanize Christians and others to work to save what he hails as the “marvelous,” God-given gift of the “great waters and all they contain.”

He said efforts to fight plastics litter must be waged “as if everything depended on us.”


ALERT: US Mint Silver GONE!! (Bix Weir)


from RoadtoRoota:

Even Mortgage Lenders Are Repeating Their 2006 Mistakes

by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:

You’d think the previous decade’s housing bust would still be fresh in the minds of mortgage lenders, if no one else. But apparently not.

One of the drivers of that bubble was the emergence of private label mortgage “originators” who, as the name implies, simply created mortgages and then sold them off to securitizes, who bundled them into the toxic bonds that nearly brought down the global financial system.

Zuckerberg Admits Social Media is a Weapon, Says Facebook in ‘Arms Race’ Against ‘Bad Actors’

by Danielle Ryan, Ron Paul Institute:

If you had any lingering doubt that Facebook has become little more than a vehicle for US government censorship and Western propaganda, a recent Washington Post op-ed by Mark Zuckerberg should remove any ambiguity.

In his short and snappy op-ed, Mark Zuckerberg admits that “protecting democracy” is an “arms race” and reaffirms Facebook’s commitment to winning. Put another way, Zuckerberg is telling us that social media is a weapon — and that he has picked a side.

Because, let’s not labor under the false illusion that Facebook cares about democracy everywhere. In Zuckerberg’s world, there are bad guys and good guys — and he’s relying on the good guys to tell him what’s what.

Criminalizing Childhood: School Safety Measures Aren’t Making the Schools Any Safer


by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:

“Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug tests, from increased policing to all-seeing electronic surveillance, the public schools of the twenty-first century reflect a society that has become fixated on crime, security and violence.”—Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes

It used to be that if you talked back to a teacher, or played a prank on a classmate, or just failed to do your homework, you might find yourself in detention or doing an extra writing assignment after school.

Gold Is Surging To Record Highs In Many Emerging Market Currencies


by Mark O’byrne, via Silver Doctors:

Sometimes we need to step outside of a US dollar-centric view to get a true picture with what is happening to gold around the globe. Here are the details…

– As emerging market currencies internationally collapse in value, there is a real risk of contagion in bond and currency markets

– Turkish lira falls 43.6% and Argentine peso falls 51% and are the 2nd worst and worst internationally traded and non pegged performing currencies in 2018

– Venezuelan bolivar has completely collapsed

United States Facebook Users Change Their ‘Relationship’ With Social Media


by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

A large part of the population has taken the initiative to revamp their relationship with Facebook and other social media platforms. Whether they are concerned about privacy simply seeking a more peaceful life, Americans are becoming less interested in the dynamics of the social media scene.

Just over half of Facebook users ages 18 and older (54%) say they have adjusted their privacy settings in the past 12 months, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.Around four-in-ten (42%) say they have taken a break from checking the platform for a period of several weeks or more, while around a quarter (26%) say they have deleted the Facebook app from their cellphone. All told, some 74% of Facebook users say they have taken at least one of these three actions in the past year.

Look out for Emerging-Market Contagion Effects

by Jim Rickards, Daily Reckoning:

Look out for Emerging-Market Contagion Effects

Even though summer technically lasts until Sept. 21, the reality is that after Labor Day, markets often snap into a hectic fall mode.

A recent Reuters article notes that, “President Donald Trump’s relentless “America First” trade push is hurting confidence in many countries, rising U.S. interest rates are putting strains on emerging economies and currency problems have hit crisis levels in Argentina and Turkey.”