by Cristina Laila, The Gateway Pundit:
The left wants to go to war with Russia over Twitter trolls. They are desperate to shield Hillary Clinton from the cold hard fact that she lost the election because she is a rotten politician.
A few weeks ago Eric Holder unleashed on President Trump, demanding he put sanctions on Russia because of online trolls posting memes.
Holder tweeted: Russian threat to our upcoming elections: do something! Do anything. Impose sanctions overwhelmingly approved by even this dysfunctional congress. Are you simply unfit, without the necessary nerve or do they have something on you? We were attacked!
Russian threat to our upcoming elections: do something! Do anything. Impose sanctions overwhelmingly approved by even this dysfunctional congress. Are you simply unfit, without the necessary nerve or do they have something on you? We were attacked!
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) 20 February 2018
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pounded Eric Holder into dirt.
Assange replied to Eric Holder: “Attacked? By what? The truth? It’s entirely your own fault, Eric. Thanks to your unconstitutional grand jury against WikiLeaks you left me with nothing to do but work 27/7, in harsh conditions, for years–and I’m good, very good, at my job”
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Italian ‘no-go’ zone exposed
To see the action, skip ahead to 2:10.
Former leader of the English Defence League and frequent Infowars guest Tommy Robinson released a video of himself punching a migrant in the face for threatening to kill him and attacking his camera crew.
Robinson was in Italy covering the country’s elections when he decided to visit the same “no-go zone” reporter Francesca Parisella was attacked in.
While filming, Robinson and his camera crew were spotted by a group of migrants.
One of them reached for Robinson’s cameraman, saying, “I’ll get him.”
Robinson shoved the migrant away, but the man kept coming back and making threats, shouting in broken English, “Keep your life!”
Next, the migrant came at Tommy from behind while yelling, “I can kill your,” but he never finished his sentence because Robinson struck him with a nasty right hook, sending the man plummeting to the ground.
Police arrived at the scene shortly after and allowed Robinson and his crew to leave the area without being arrested.
Explaining what happened, Robinson told Breitbart London, “While I was filming a report in a no go zone a group of migrants tried to attack my camera crew. They were screaming abuse, coming at the camera repeatedly and threatening to kill me. I was forced to act to defend my film crew. in this situation the mainstream media would have preferred I let him kill me”.
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by Jayson Veley , Natural News:
One of the very first decisions every prepper has to make is whether to pack up his or her supplies and bug out or stay put and turn their own homestead into a survival post. Some factors that may compel preppers to choose the latter include the ability to create an underground bunker, a self-contained garden, an animal food system, and whether or not you have elderly, younger, disabled or injured family members in your group.
Whatever the reason, if you choose to bug in rather than bug out, you had better make sure you are prepared and equipped to deal with the day to day sanitation issues that you will inevitably run into. To give just one example, the average person produces up to three pints of urine each day and a pound of poop on top of that, meaning human waste is going to build up at an extremely rapid rate. If you don’t know how to properly dispose of that waste, then you will literally be putting your own life and the lives of your fellow survivalists in jeopardy. (Related: Here are five ways you can protect your health when SHTF.)
Obviously, even if you bury human waste, it can still have a severe effect on water quality. In order to minimize the chances that this will happen, you should bury the human waste at least six to eight feet deep and a minimum of 200 feet away from water. It’s worth noting, however, that there are also quite a few uses for urine, so you may want to consider collecting it in some kind of a container and storing it away from any solid waste. Some of the things that urine can be used for are listed below:
Also, as noted by Fox News in an article back in 2013, urine can also be used to make gunpowder. “Charcoal and sulfur used in small quantities to make gunpowder are easily found. But the main ingredient, potassium nitrate was only made available on a large-scale in the early 1900’s. Until then, gunpowder manufacturers used the nitrogen found in urine to make their product,” the article explained. (Related: If you’ve decided to stop prepping, then it could be the biggest mistake of your life.)
Feces, like urine, can either be disposed of or used for a number of unique purposes. If you choose to get rid of the solid human waste, the best way to go about doing so is by burying it or by using a 5 gallon bucked lined with heavy duty plastic bags. In the hotter months, this fecal matter will begin to smell almost immediately, so you can add dry material to it such as shredded newspapers, mosses, dry grass or sawdust to make it a bit more tolerable.
Some uses for human excrement include:
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by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall st On Parade:
After seven decades, Toys ‘R’ Us may have run out of options and be forced to liquidate all of its U.S. stores according to media reports. (The company called the reports “speculation.”) Toys ‘R’ Us had filed for bankruptcy protection on September 19 of last year, listing assets of $6.57 billion and debts amounting to an astounding $7.89 billion.
If the news reports are accurate, more than 36,000 U.S. jobs could be at stake. According to the company’s 10K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 12, 2017, as of the beginning of last year, the company employed “64,000 full-time and part-time individuals worldwide, with 36,000 domestically and 28,000 internationally.” Those figures, the filing said, do not include the tens of thousands of part-time employees the company hires for the holiday season.
The liquidation would also put a vast quantity of empty commercial buildings on the market. According to the company’s website, it has 564 Toys ‘R’ Us store locations in the United States plus another 230 Babies ‘R’ Us stores.
Its international footprint is also sprawling. The Toys ‘R’ Us website reports that its has “765 international stores and more than 245 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions.” It is not known what the company plans to do with the bulk of those operations. In addition to troubles in the U.S., in an SEC filing on February 23 of this year, the company wrote that it would be shuttering operations in the U.K. The filing said:
“On February 27, 2018, as part of the overall restructuring plan of the Company, Toys ‘R’ Us Limited and certain of its U.K. affiliates constituting the U.K. business (the ‘U.K. Subsidiaries’), commenced an administration under the U.K. Insolvency Act 1986 (the ‘Administration’). Pursuant to the Administration, the U.K. Subsidiaries will begin winding down business operations in the United Kingdom.”
The problems besetting Toys ‘R’ Us are a combination of its private equity/leveraged buyout in 2005 and the fact that big box retailers like Walmart and Target are able to undercut its pricing in its most important holiday selling season, where it achieves approximately 40 percent of its total annual sales.
In the Toys ‘R’ Us annual report for its fiscal year ending January 28, 2017, the company had this to say about competitive forces putting the future of the company at risk:
“The retail industry is highly and increasingly competitive and our results of operations are sensitive to, and may be materially adversely affected by competitive pricing, promotional pressures, competitor credit programs, additional competitor store openings, growth of e-commerce competitors and other factors. As a specialty retailer that primarily focuses on toys and baby products, we compete with discount and mass merchandisers, such as Walmart and Target, as well as Internet and catalog businesses, such as Amazon.com, national and regional chains and department stores and local retailers in the markets we serve. We also compete with national and local discount stores, consumer electronics retailers, supermarkets and warehouse clubs.”
According to the website bizfluent.com, Walmart has been eating Toys ‘R’ Us’ lunch since 1999 and now commands 30 percent of the retail toy market, estimated to be a total market of $22 billion. The number of Walmart stores, at 9,000, dwarfs every other brick and mortar retailer. Toys ‘R’ Us ranks a distant second behind Walmart in toy sales, according to bizfluent, with just an 18 percent market share. Target ranks a close third with a 17 percent share of the market.
Unlike its top competitor, Toys ‘R’ Us is buried under crushing debt thanks to its leveraged buyout in 2005. That year, private equity firms KKR and Bain Capital and the real estate investment firm, Vornado, took the company private. The trio injected $1.4 billion in cash and borrowed a whopping $5 billion to complete the deal. Bain Capital is the firm that was founded by former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and it’s the business that made his quarter of a billion dollars in wealth possible by taking firms private and burying them under junk bond debt financing.
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by Alassdair Macleod, GoldMoney:
This week saw an initial rally, followed by a pull-back, leaving gold and silver broadly unchanged from last Friday’s close. Gold was trading at $1319 in early European trade this morning (Friday), down $1 on the week, and silver at $16.45, unchanged from last Friday’s close.
Silver has become heavily oversold. This is best illustrated in the following chart, of the net managed money position as at 20 February. We will get updated figures for last Tuesday after the market closes tonight, but it is unlikely to be materially different.
At net short 16,435 contracts, silver is now the most oversold it has been. This oversold condition has been taken up in its entirety by the swaps category, illustrated below.
No wonder silver has been badly crushed. Meanwhile, the gold/silver ratio at over 80 is close to record territory, illustrated next.
It appears that silver has been driven to these extremes by following the base metals, which have been generally weak over the last month. There has been an accumulation of copper stocks on both Comex and the London Metal Exchange, and other base metals show a similar pattern.
China’s state-owned enterprises, which are the major buyers of base metals, have put their accumulation plans on hold. This is due to the current National Peoples’ Congress, when all plans are suspended pending official confirmation. If so, we can expect China’s demand for base metals and therefore silver to resume very shortly.
Meanwhile, President Trump has announced the introduction of tariffs on steel and aluminium, aimed at China, but including imported steel sourced from everywhere. There is some talk of going easy on Canada and Mexico. There was an immediate tit-for-tat response from the EU, which increases the odds of a destabilising trade war between the world’s two largest economic blocs.
This was followed last night with the announcement that President Trump has agreed to a meeting with Kim Jong-un to resolve the nuclear and missile issues. However, the hope that this means the problem of North Korea is being resolved due to American pressure is too simplistic. It is almost certain that North Korea will instead look to China and Russia to protect them, and the US military and intelligence establishment will resist this move.
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