Monday, January 17, 2022

Privatize the Public Monuments

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by Ryan McMaken , lewrockwell.com:

When I was a student at the University of Colorado, I regularly walked by the Dalton Trumbo memorial fountain which was named after the communist Stalin-sympathizing novelist and screenwriter.

Once upon a time, the fountain had been simply known as “the fountain,” but around 25 years ago, it was unnecessarily renamed after a controversial person.

The reason for the renaming was the same as with any memorial or monument designed to honor a person or idea — to create an emotional connection and familiarity with the person or idea connected to the place; to communicate a certain view of history.

The renaming of the fountain followed an earlier renaming controversy. One of the University’s dorms, Nichols Hall, was named after a participant in the infamous Sand Creek Massacre. Even in its own time, the massacre had been denounced, earning condemnation from Indian fighters like Kit Carson. Not surprisingly, the dorm that bore Nichols’s name was eventually renamed “Cheyenne Arapahoe” in honor of the Indian tribes whose members Nichols had helped attack.

Time to buy old US gold coins

As with the Trumbo fountain, the dorm’s name was changed in order to send subtle messages — messages about what is valued, what is good, and what is bad.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, of course. The problem only arises when we begin to use taxpayer funded facilities and institutions to carry out these attempts at education.

Thus, in a sense, when approaching the problem of government monuments and memorials, we encounter the same problem we have with public schools. Whose values are going to be pushed, preserved, and exalted? And, who’s going to be forced to pay for it?

Ideology Changes Over Time

This problem is further complicated by the fact that these views change over time.

Over time, the “good guys” can change as majority views shift, as new groups take over the machinery of government institutions, and as ideologies change.

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A Domestic Destabilization Is Underway: “The Left Is Fueling And Funding Tensions In Order To Exacerbate Them And Cause A Revolution”

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byJeremiah Johnson , shtfplan:

Under the guise of “political correctness,” cities (such as Baltimore, MD) are removing their Confederate monuments one-by-one and under cover of darkness.  Here, as reported by CBS News:

“The Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument at Wyman Park Dell was removed with a crowd watching.  The Robert B. Taney monument in Mt. Vernon also came down.  Crews are on the site of the confederate Women’s monument at University Parkway to take that one down.  This comes just days after the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution Monday calling for the immediate deconstruction of these monuments.”

There it is!  Straight out of the movie “The Patriot” with Mel Gibson, as with the character he played, Benjamin Martin: “An elected legislature can trample a man’s rights as easily as a king.”

Where’s the vote by the people in the city?  Oh, just that the elected officials, mind you, can make such a decision…by their vote, a tyranny in itself.  At the bare minimum, it should have been put to a vote.

The important thing to keep in mind is that most of these cities, city councils, and their state legislatures are being run by a pack of liberals.  The “paradigm shift” is in full mode: “Democracy in America” did not mention the tyranny of the minority.  In this case, a minority viewpoint, fueled by Marxists and liberals is attempting to subvert First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution and begin a policy of redaction to support their revisionist history.

We are right around the corner from a Civil War.  The Left is fueling and funding tensions in order to exacerbate them and cause a revolution.  In the middle of this, the President is being blamed and threatened with impeachment.  The root of it is this: the attempt to destabilize the country and cause anarchy.  Black Americans are being used as the vehicle for the destabilization…a vehicle by the oligarchs, such as Soros.  Now with Charlottesville being trumpeted up and down the country, Obama weighs in “with the most popular Tweet ever.”

I wrote that Barack Hussein Obama II would be back: he will be a most useful catalyst for what is to come.  It was also reported that Hillary Clinton is weighing in on attacking the President, but not with words: with dollars.  Fellowship of the Minds ran a piece that cites the Washington Times.  Here’s an excerpt:

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Mainstream media finally starting to ask why TURMERIC isn’t being promoted as a safe, affordable treatment for CANCER

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by Amy Goodrich Natural News:

A common kitchen staple has saved the life of a 57-old woman who had been battling blood cancer for five years. After undergoing three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants to treat myeloma, Dieneke Ferguson thought she had exhausted all her options.

Myeloma develops when the white blood cells produced in the bone marrow start to multiply uncontrollably. When this happens, the body stops producing the normal antibodies needed to fight infection, resulting in bone damage, intense pain, fatigue, and nerve damage. Usually, people who develop the disease do not live beyond five years of diagnosis.

Speaking to the Daily Mail Online, Ferguson, who lives in North London and runs Hidden Art, a not-for-profit business helping artists market their work, explained that she had been on all sorts of toxic drugs with terrifying side-effects. At some point these toxic substances made her lose her memory for three days and two vertebrae in her spine collapsed so she couldn’t walk. Despite everything she tried, the cancer seemed unstoppable.

As conventional cancer treatments let her down, she thought she was losing the battle. As a last resort, Ferguson turned to a natural product called curcumin. Curcumin is the yellow pigment extracted from turmeric, the healing spice known used in Indian curries and golden milk.

Read more @

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-17-mainstream-media-finally-starting-to-ask-why-turmeric-isnt-being-promoted-as-a-safe-affordable-treatment-for-cancer.html

 

Europe’s Statue Wars

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from whowhatwhy.org

Saudi Arabia’s Missing Princes (Jimmy)

According to the BBC, “In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government – and there is evidence that all were abducted and flown back to Saudi Arabia… where nothing further has been heard from them.”

What’s Known About Spain Terror Attack (Dan)

A quick roundup of everything that is known so far.

 

Read more @ https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/08/18/europes-statue-wars/

Poor Diet Caused Nearly Half of All Deaths in the U.S. in 2012

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by Julie Fidler, Natural Society:

A study released earlier this year reveals that some 45{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of all deaths in the U.S. in 2012 were due to “cardiometabolic disease,” or CMD – all because of the average diet. CMD encompasses heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. [1]

Researchers say that the largest number of diet-related CMD deaths are due to high consumption of sodium, processed meats, and sugar-sweetened drinks, and low intake of nuts and seeds, seafood omega-3 fats, and fruits and vegetables.

Related: Drinking ANY Sugar Increases Your Risk of Diabetes

Says first author Renata Micha, R.D., Ph.D., assistant research professor, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy in Boston, Massachusetts:

“These results should help identify priorities, guide public health planning, and inform strategies to alter dietary habits and improve health.

Increased intakes of specific minimally processed foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish, vegetable oils, and decreased intakes of salt, processed meats and sugar-sweetened beverages appear to be key relevant priorities for dietary and policy recommendations. Future studies should evaluate the potential effects of specific interventions to address the diet-related cardiometabolic mortality and reduce disparities.” [2]

Published on 7 March 2017 in JAMAthe study found that more men than women die from diet-related causes. The researchers say that, generally speaking, the findings are consistent with the fact that men tend to have unhealthier eating habits. Additionally, there were a greater number of diet-related deaths among African-Americans and Hispanics compared with non-Hispanic whites. [1], [3]

According to Micha, the estimated number of deaths that were linked to not getting enough of the healthy foods listed was at least as substantial as the number of deaths associated with eating too much of the unhealthy foods listed.

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/poor-diet-caused-nearly-half-deaths-us-2012-1934/#ixzz4q7SGOWk1

 

Silver Cycles and War Cycles

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by Gary Christenson, Deviant Investor:

Why Silver Cycles and War Cycles?

Because silver prices and wars are connected, and because cycles have predictive value when viewed over the long term.  Look at silver prices since the year 1900.  Yes, silver has not freely traded for a long time, but there is value in the study.

 

Six important silver lows have been identified with green ovals.  Two other lows in 1931 and 1971 are ignored.  The six lows identified approximately match these wars:

Low            Date                                War

1                  1914                               World War I

2                  1939                               World War II

3                  1963                               Vietnam War

4                  1990                               Gulf War

5                  2001                               War on Terror

6                  2017                               Beginning of the XXX war

Wars are usually financed with debt – borrowed currency.  The extra currency in circulation creates price inflation.  Silver prices, along with most other commodities, rise due to currency devaluation.  Silver is used in war materials and war production, so demand rises, which also causes prices to rise.

Conclusion:  We expect silver prices to rise at the beginning of new wars or the escalation of major and costly wars.  There is little doubt that both World Wars and the Vietnam War were costly and important to the U.S. economy.

The Gulf War and the War on Terror were expensive.  National debt at the end of 1990 was $3.3 trillion.  Today it is $20 trillion.  Much of that debt resulted from the Gulf War, Iraq War 2.0, the war in Afghanistan, War on Terror, and other military actions.  The War on Terror caused a spike in silver prices and national debt.

 

Date                      Silver Appx. Price       National Debt

Sept. 2001                   $4.20                             $5.8 trillion

April 2011                    $48.00                         $14.3 trillion

August 2017                $17.00                          $20 trillion

Observe that following each green oval – the beginning or escalation of a war – the price of silver increased considerably.

Date                      SI Appx. Low          SI Appx. High               Date of High

1914                                $0.50                            $1.33                          1919

1939                                $0.35                            $0.86                         1946

1963                                $1.29                          $50.00                         1980

1990                                $4.12                            $7.40                          1998

2001                                $4.67                          $20.94                         2008

2017                              $16.70                              ?                                      ?

These approximate dates, skipping the War on Terror, are 25, 24, 27, and 27 years apart.  A major war occurred about every 26 years.  Based on this approximate cycle a costly war is due … about now.

North Korea, Syria, Iran, China, or Russia?  Many possibilities exist for expanded wars.  Although we do not want war, the supposed benefits of war are:

  • A major war distracts the populace from government and central banker mismanagement of the nation and economy.
  • A major war pumps huge profits into the military-industrial-media-security-banking complex and benefits many other corporations including Big Pharma, Big Ag, weapons manufacturers, and more.
  • Big Oil benefits when crude oil prices rise, as they will.
  • Congress and lobbyists get their cut of the swag. There is something for everyone in the political and financial elite.
  • A major war justifies a massive increase in debt and a “clean” debt ceiling law. Why bother with a ceiling if we know it isn’t real?
  • Central banks want inflation and a big war assures it.
  • The nation might unite against a common enemy instead of wasting resources on current nonsense.
  • The military tests their new weapons and expands their importance.
  • The NSA eavesdrops on everyone claiming national security priorities and the need to ferret out North Korean, Russian, and Chinese spies.
  • And the list goes on.

Many vested interests support escalation of existing wars and beginning new wars.  It is all about money and power.  The Deep State favors more war.

SILVER:

High tech weaponry, missiles, military hardware, fighter jets, helicopters, and computers need silver, lots of silver.  A new war will increase demand.  Silver prices will rise, as they have following WWI & WWII, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the War on Terror.

The inevitable massive increase in debt – say another $20 trillion in eight years – will devalue the dollar and create silver price rises.  Some individuals will protect their savings, investments, and pensions from devastating consumer price inflation with silver purchases, increasing demand.  We see the precursor of those silver purchases with the fantastic increases during 2017 in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

The Stock Market:

Dollar devaluations diminish the buying power of the dollar so the DOW rises.  War will increase corporate profitability so the DOW will also be pushed up by earnings, probably after a major correction.

 

Date                 Dow Appx Low     Dow Appx High    Date of High

1914                           59                                  390                        1929

1939                         140                                 680                        1959

1963                         700                              1000                        1966

1990                      2,500                           11,750                        2000

2001                      8,100                          14,000                        2007

 

The DOW and S&P 500 are trading at all-time highs in August 2017.  A new war might temporarily crash the stock markets, but they are likely to rise after a nasty correction.  Massive debt increases, dollar devaluations, and central bank levitation support stock prices.

 

Read More @ http://goldstockbull.com/articles/silver-cycles-and-war-cycles/

OUTRAGE! GOOGLE MUST NOW BE REGULATED: ‘Full net censorship is HERE’: Google moves to de-platform Gab for being a ‘hate site’

from Twitchy.com:

Google has removed the Gab app from Google Play because they claim it violates their speech policy:

Is anyone surprised the company that fired a man for pointing out that men and women are different would consider a free speech site like Gab hate speech?

People who think silencing those they disagree with is a good thing certainly aren’t capable of understanding this simple point.

Considering how subjective ‘hate’ is, how do they determine what should be banned? Most Conservatives believe abortion is hateful, but we don’t see Google banning or suspending Planned Parenthood.

Read More @ Twitchy.com

 

Gold, Silver Consolidate On Last Weeks Gains, Palladium Surges 36{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} YTD To 16 Year High

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by Mark O’Byrne, GoldCore:

– Gold and silver rise as stocks fall sharply after Barcelona attack
– Gold, silver 0.6{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} higher in week after last weeks 2{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, 5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} rise
– Palladium +36{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} ytd, breaks out & reaches 16 year high (chart)
– Gold to silver ratio falls to mid 75s after silver gains last week
– Perfect storm of financial and geopolitical tensions is driving safe haven demand and should see higher prices
– Weekly close over $1,300 could see gold quickly test $1,400
– Palladium at 16 year highs today; gold, silver in coming months?

2017 YTD Relative Performance (Finviz)

Editor Mark O’Byrne

This morning readers woke to the news that a second attack in 24 hours had taken place in Barcelona. So-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks in Spain.

Global stocks have fallen and precious metals have eked out gains this morning as investors seek out safe haven assets. Gold has risen to trade at its highest level since the beginning of June.

Gold’s reaction to the Barcelona events is likely to last and may continue today. The combination of heightened risk in the global geopolitical sphere is likely to support both gold and silver, pushing them through recent resistance. A weekly close above $1,300 per ounce will be very positive for gold and should see a rapid move to test the $1,400 level.

Gold and silver outperforming stocks

After losses earlier in the week, gold and silver have come right back and are now up 0.55{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} and 0.64{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} respectively. This is very positive as profit taking was to be expected after last weeks strong gains.

Gold and silver have consistently remained in the top-performing assets throughout the year and are beginning to outperform stocks.

In the year to date, gold is up nearly 13{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} whilst silver has climbed over 7.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. The benchmark S&P500 is up 8.6{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} after weakness last week and this.

Both precious metals have performed well thanks to safe haven demand, much of which has been driven by very strong demand in India, China and Asia and ETF-demand in Europe.

Palladium at 16 year highs today; gold and silver in coming months

Palladium is up over 36{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} in the year-to-date and is the best performing commodity and market this year.

 

Palladium in USD – 30 Years (Macrotrends.net)

Consumption of the rare industrial precious metal is expected to hit 10.8 million ounces this year, an all-time high. Demand from the automotive industry, the biggest buyer of the metal, is up 4{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} this year.