Tuesday, May 18, 2021

My Mother Wasn’t White Trash

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from Jesse’s Café Américain:
“At first reading, the story of my mother’s life seems like little more than a tragedy. However, it is much more than that. Her story reveals the stark realities of growing up poor. All across Appalachia, there are thousands of women just like my mother working, striving, struggling, just to exist. So many people in Appalachia have broken minds and broken bodies and broken hearts, and they do nothing more than survive because that’s all they can do.

It is as popular now as ever to blame poor people for their station in life. Republican politicians love to talk about how poor people could stop being poor if only they made better choices or worked harder. If only they’d stop buying iPhones, they could afford insurance! These assholes – and I do not use that slur lightly – have no clue what it is like to grow up poor. They have no clue how hard it is in many places in the US just to keep the lights on and food on the table.

U.S. House Financial Services Committee Needs New Leadership

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall Street On Parade:
When members of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee question Fed Chair Janet Yellen this morning following her testimony on monetary policy, many Republicans on the panel will be posturing for their money masters who fund their political campaigns rather than asking questions that benefit the average American.

You can tell that there has been a Koch Network-corporate takeover of the House Financial Services Committee by the statement that its Chairman, Jeb Hensarling, plastered on the front page of the Committee’s web site following the heroic actions of the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, on Monday. Cordray reopened the nation’s courts to millions of Americans who have been the victims of predatory actions by the banks that fund Hensarling’s seat in Congress.

Police Body Cameras To Be Equipped With Facial Recognition

by Nicholas West, Activist Post:
Given the steady roll-out of biometrics in banking, personal computing, and travel as of late, it seemed to be just a matter of time before police were equipped the latest biometric ID technology.

Defense One reports that,

Device-maker Motorola will work with artificial intelligence software startup Neurala to build “real-time learning for a person of interest search” on products such as the Si500 body camera for police, the firm announced Monday.

How Governments Can Kill Cash

by Jim Rickards, DailyReckoning:
The global elites are using negative interest rates to do the same thing as inflation — make your money disappear. One way to avoid negative interest rates is to go to physical cash. In order to prevent that option, the elites have launched a war on cash.

The war on cash has two main thrusts. The first is to make it difficult to obtain cash in the first place. U.S. banks will report anyone taking more than $3,000 in cash as engaging in a “suspicious activity” using Treasury Form SAR (Suspicious Activity Report).

The second thrust is to eliminate large-denomination banknotes. The U.S. got rid of its $500 note in 1969, and the $100 note has lost 85{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of its purchasing power since then. With a little more inflation, the $100 bill will be reduced to chump change.

Citizens of Italy unleash mass protests against mandatory vaccination law

by Isabelle Z., Natural News:
Italy’s controversial new measure that requires young students to get vaccines against 12 common illnesses is not going over too well with the people, who have taken to the streets to protest the rule.

In May, officials ruled that kids will not be allowed to enroll in state-run schools until they’ve gotten the vaccines for measles, chicken pox, mumps, hepatitis B, tetanus and polio. Parents who send non-vaccinated kids to schools or even child care facilities will be given steep fines, and repeat offenders could even lose custody of their children. The parents will have to present proof of vaccinations each school year.

Tesla is Building the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery for Australia

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by Julie Fidler, Natural Society:

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced July 7, 2017 that his company will use its giant battery, the Powerpack, to build a 100 megawatt (MW) lithium-ion battery system in South Australia. When it is completed, it will be the largest battery storage product in the world. [1]

The batteries will store energy produced by a local wind farm in Jamestown, South Australia. The battery system will have the ability to power tens of thousands of homes.

Tesla wrote in a statement:

Bloomberg Silver Price Survey – Median 12 Month Forecast Of $20

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by Mark O’Byrne, Gold Core:
– Bloomberg silver price survey – Large majority bullish on silver
– Silver median “12 month-forecast” of $20
– Precious metal analysts see silver “24 percent rally from current levels”
– Investors are pouring money into silver ETFs
– Speculative funds bearish even as ETF assets rise to record
– Spec funds being bearish is bullish as frequently signals bottom
– Important to focus not just on silver price but on silver value
– “Important to note that all portfolios under all conditions actually perform better with exposure to gold and silver” – David Morgan (see video)

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – No One Sees, No One Knows

from Jesse’s Café Américain:
“It is no exaggeration to say that since the 1980s, much of the global financial sector has become criminalised, creating an industry culture that tolerates or even encourages systematic fraud. The behaviour that caused the mortgage bubble and financial crisis of 2008 was a natural outcome and continuation of this pattern, rather than some kind of economic accident…And yet none of this conduct has been punished in any significant way.”

Charles Ferguson, Inside Job

“The suspicions that the system is rigged in favor of the largest banks and their elites, so they play by their own set of rules to the disfavor of the taxpayers who funded their bailout, are true. It really happened.

Music Video Advocates Torturing “Racist” Trump Supporters

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by Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars:
Notice the seamless transition from Trump supporter to Hitler-loving Nazi.

Yes it’s that reductive, it’s that dumb.

Newsflash: Torturing people for having a different opinion isn’t “anti-establishment”.