by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:
It was just announced that former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have signed a deal with online streaming giant Netflix.
The deal is said to include BOTH scripted programming and unscripted content. To aid in their new journey of brainwashing American minds and force-feeding liberal propaganda, the Obama’s have launched a new production company they named “Higher Ground Productions” (just in case you thought they couldn’t come up with a smug company name).
by James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler:
Is it possible that we Americans only pretend not to notice the conditions that produce an epidemic of school shootings, or is the public just too dumbed-down to connect the dots?
Look at the schools themselves. We called them “facilities” because they hardly qualify as buildings: sprawling, one-story, tilt-up, flat-roofed boxes isolated among the parking lagoons out on the six-lane highway strip, disconnected from anything civic, isolated archipelagoes where inchoate teenage emotion festers and rules while the few adults on the scene are regarded as impotent clowns representing a bewildering clown culture wrapped in a Potemkin economy that has nothing to offer young people except a lifetime of debt and “bullshit jobs” — to borrow a phrase from David Graeber.
by Kristina Wong, Breitbart:
China’s navy is on track to be double the size of the United States’ by 2030, which puts U.S. interests at risk in the Asia Pacific and around the world, a U.S. military expert testified at a recent congressional hearing.
“The future size of the [People’s Liberation Army] Navy will be about 550 warships and submarines by 2030. That is twice the size of today’s U.S. Navy,” said Retired U.S. Navy Capt. James Fanell at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday.
by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:
You know all those reports about how lots of Americans can’t afford a $1000 surprise expense like a medical bill or a car repair? Well, forget additional expenses. It turns out that nearly half of the families in America are struggling to pay for food and rent. And that means that the economic collapse isn’t just “coming.” It’s HERE.
United Way has done a study on a group of Americans they call ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The study found that this group does not make the money needed “to survive in the modern economy.”
by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
An experimental Ebola vaccine is being rolled out in Congo as the death toll from the infectious disease continues to climb. The vaccination campaign will begin today.
“The vaccination campaign begins tomorrow, Monday, in Mbandaka, capital of the province,” Minister of Health Oly Ilunga told The Associated Press as reported by 9 News Australia. “It will target, first, the health staff, the contacts of the sick and the contacts of the contacts.” The World Health Organization has been warning about the “Ebola situation” in Congo, and it appears their only solution is an experimental vaccine.
by Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project:
A police officer has been charged with sexual assault after he was accused of raping his fellow officer’s 13-year-old daughter.
Yet another sex crime involving police officers has rocked the Los Angeles Police Department, and this time an officer was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a fellow officer’s 13-year-old daughter.
The assault took place on April 4 following a night out of drinking, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. Kenneth Louis Collard, 51, was encouraged by his co-worker and fellow police officer to stay the night at said officer’s home rather than drive home drunk. Collard obliged, but some time during the night made his way into the daughter’s bedroom and reportedly assaulted the young child.
by Michael Pento, Market Oracle:
An inverted yield curve occurs when the yield on shorter-dated securities is above that on longer-term bonds; and it has predicted all nine U.S. recessions since 1955, according to Bloomberg. Of course, now that the yield curve is the flattest since 2007—with the 2-10 spread falling to just 45 basis points, from 260bps in 2014–right on cue the carnival barkers on Wall Street have been deployed in full force claiming this key financial barometer is now broken.
The crux of their claim is that the long end of the yield curve is falling and the spread is narrowing solely due to central bank purchases; and it has absolutely nothing to do with the impaired condition of the global economy due to the massive debt overhang. However, their rational of blaming central bank intervention as the primary culprit falls apart because the yield spread continues to decline despite the fact that QE has been in the process ending for over a year. Global QE has been steadily declining from $180 billion per month worth at its apex in early 2017 and will most likely fall to zero by the end of this year. And yet, the yield curve continues to decline.
Is Oil About To Become Front-Page News? “A Glut That Held Prices Down For Years Is Essentially Gone”
by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:
Here’s a new indicator for you: It seems that the difference between the price of oil here and abroad is a measure of tightness in the market, with a rising spread indicating higher prices in the future, with all the inflationary pressures that that implies. From today’s Wall Street Journal:
Trans-Atlantic Oil-Price Spread Soars as Supply Glut Disappears
U.S. oil prices are lagging behind global oil prices climbing toward $80 a barrel, the latest sign of a market that has gone from glutted to exceptionally tight in the past year.
by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:
Google has removed the phrase “Don’t be evil” from its Code of Conduct; this comes as at least 4,000 employees have expressed outrage over the company’s decision to work with the Pentagon’s Project Maven and amid a leaked video called the “Selfish Ledger” exposing internal Google dialogue to create a dystopia run by the big social giant.
Google has removed multiple instances of its infamous “Don’t be evil” motto from its Code of Conduct, Gizmodo reported.
Wayback Machine’s April 21st, 2018 archive shows the three-word phrase still present in the opening paragrahps of an earlier Code of Conduct: