Saturday, April 17, 2021

Is China Preparing A Gold-Backed Yuan: Beijing Greenlights Purchases Of Billions In Bullion

from ZeroHedge:

In 2018, the Chinese launched a gold-backed, yuan-denominated oil futures contract.  These contracts were priced in yuan, but convertible to gold, raising the prospect that “the rise of the petroyuan could be the death blow for the dollar.

Two weeks ago, The IMF reported that the global share of US-dollar-denominated exchange reserves dropped to 59.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the IMF’s COFER data released today. This matched the 25-year low of 1995.

BREAKING: James O’Keefe to Sue Twitter Over Suspension Following CNN Sting Videos

by Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media:

On Thursday, after Project Veritas released the third in a series of CNN sting videos, Twitter suspended the account of Project Veritas’ founder, James O’Keefe III. In a statement to PJ Media, O’Keefe announced he would sue Twitter over the suspension.

“I am suing Twitter for defamation because they said I, James O’Keefe, ‘operated fake accounts.’ This is false, this is defamatory, and they will pay,” O’Keefe told PJ Media. “Section 230 may have protected them before, but it will not protect them from me. The complaint will be filed Monday. Please follow me on Telegram https://t.me/JamesOKeefeIII.”

Facebook Censors Link to NY Post Story Exposing BLM Founder’s Home Buying Spree

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

Facebook is blocking links to a New York Post story that exposes Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ controversial recent home buying spree, preventing users from sharing the link publicly or via private message.

The Post article from April 10 is headlined ‘Inside BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ million-dollar real estate buying binge’ and reveals how Khan-Cullors, a self-described Marxist, recently purchased four high-end homes for a total of $3.2 million.

China’s Digital E-yuan Seeks to Undermine U.S. Dollar Dominance

from Birch Gold Group:

It’s been a little while since we examined China’s aim to weaken the dollar through forming its own state-controlled digital currency (also called cryptocurrency).

But now it appears that China is moving forward with its own central bank digital currency (CBDC), per the Wall Street Journal. That move could have global implications:

A thousand years ago, when money meant coins, China invented paper currency. Now the Chinese government is minting cash digitally, in a re-imagination of money that could shake a pillar of American power.

Politicians Concerned about Violence Should Start by Ending Their Wars and Their Police State

by David R. Iglesias, Mises Institute:

On April 8, 2020, President Biden addressed the public concerning new executive orders he is planning on putting through. This will be on top of the forty-eight other executive orders that have already come from the man who just last October was saying, “I have this strange notion—we are a democracy … [there are] things you can’t do by executive order unless you are a dictator. We’re a democracy, we need consensus.” He’s already surpassed both Trump and Obama in executive orders issued during the first four months of their respective presidencies.

It looks like the next EOs Biden aims at mandating are related to the topic of gun control: “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic. Let me say it again. Gun violence in this country is an epidemic.” This is ironic coming from the former vice president of the Obama administration, which started regime change wars in countries like Yemen, Libya, and Syria which in large part included supplying certain “moderate” rebel groups like al-Nusra and ISIS with weapons, cash, and intelligence support that was ultimately used to slaughter innocent men, women, and children.

“Health” Passports Are Here. Oppose Them Now

by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:

Imagine being denied access to the community where you live or not being able to frequent the businesses there because you don’t have proper documentation showing that you’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine. This is precisely what’s happening in various parts of the world and our nation right now.

Governments worldwide are rolling out vaccine passports, certificates showing proof of vaccination for COVID. The models differ from country to country, but the aim is the same — to afford certain basic privileges and living necessities to vaccinated individuals only; for example, the ability to work and travel, receive government benefits like food or rent assistance, or attend concerts and sporting events.

‘Incalculable Consequences’ Await America As Zero Hour Closes In – FLASHBACK To This 2014 Story Reporting The USS Donald Cook Was Completely Disabled By Russia’s Electronic Weapons

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

In the latest sign of big war troubles ahead, the Daily Mail reports in this Wednesday story that Russia is participating in ‘live fire drills’ in the Black Sea, with Kremlin insiders now warning ‘war is inevitable’ over rising political tensions in the Ukraine that threaten to bring what the top voted comment on that story warned: “All the peace enjoyed under Trump is about to be undone”.

With the globalists long pushing for war with Russia dating back to Barack Obama and with Hillary Clinton herself stoking major tensions with Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election, it’s concerning that these drills are happening at the same time as two US warships arriving in the Black Sea, the entrance of the USS Donald Cook and USS Roosevelt into that region.

Biden to Stack the Supreme Court to make it WOKE

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

As expected, the Democrats will introduce a bill to change the Supreme Court turning into the first WOKE institution to permanently change the face of the United States once and for all. Biden pretended to create a commission to study changing the Supreme Court and within a matter of days, they proposed stacking the Supreme Court adding four Justices to ensure the Court will be WOKE.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION REMAINS SILENT AS IRAN PREPARES TO TAKE URANIUM ENRICHMENT TO 60% AFTER ISRAEL ATTACKED THEIR NATANZ NUCLEAR FACILITY

by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:

The Jerusalem Post has learned that the attack was carried out through an explosive device that was smuggled into the facility and detonated remotely. An intelligence official told The New York Times on Tuesday that the attack took out both the primary and backup electrical systems. Iran is almost ready to start enriching uranium to 60% purity at an above-ground plant at Natanz and plans to add 1,024 first-generation IR-1 centrifuges to an underground plant Tehran says was hit by sabotage, the UN atomic watchdog said on Wednesday. Iran has said it will enrich uranium to 60% – a big step closer to the 90% that is weapons-grade from the 20% maximum it has reached so far – in response to what it says was an act of sabotage by Israel against the underground plant.