Thursday, January 26, 2023

Can You Hear Me Now? Ok. Maybe later.

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from Jesse’s Café Américain:
Ok. Maybe later.

“Rome and the whole pagan world was mad.

But those who had had enough of transgression and madness, those who were trampled upon, those whose lives were misery and oppression, all the weighed down, all the sad, all the unfortunate, came to hear the wonderful tidings of God, who out of love for men had given Himself to be crucified and redeem their sins.

When they found a God whom they could love, they had found that which the society of the time could not give any one—  happiness and love.”

Henryk Sienkiewicz, Quo Vadis, 1905

Waters at Risk? EPA Will Revoke the Clean Waters Act of 1972

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by Julie Fidler, Natural Society:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the direction of the Trump administration, will revoke a rule that gives the agency broad authority over regulating the pollution of tributaries and wetlands that flow into the country’s largest rivers. [1]

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told Congress on June 27, 2017, that the agency would “provide clarity” by “withdrawing” the rule, and follow standards set in 2008. Pruitt had previously said he would recuse himself from working on litigation to the rule.

Said Pruitt:

Gold Up 8{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} In First Half 2017; Builds On 8.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} Gain In 2016

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by Mark O’Byrne, Gold Core:
– Gold up 8{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} in first half 2017; builds on 8.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} gain in 2016
– U.S. dollar down 6.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} – worst quarter in seven years
– Gold higher in all currencies except Draghi’s euro
– Gold outperforms bonds; similar gains as stock indices
– S&P 500 and Dax outperform gold marginally
– World stocks (MSCI World) up 10{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}; gold outperforms Eurostoxx (+6{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}) & FTSE (+2.3{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528})
– Silver up 3.7{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} in first half ; builds on 15{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} gain in 2016
– Stocks, bonds, property buoyed by stimulus
– Resilience in gold as world struggles to hold confidence
– “If one hasn’t diversified this would be a good time to do that” – Shiller

New Jersey Homeland Security Officially Lists Antifa as a Terrorist Organization

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Feds slap extremist anti-Trump group with domestic terror label
by Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars:

The Department of Homeland Security in New Jersey has officially listed Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization after a rash of violent attacks by the group targeting supporters of Donald Trump.

Under the heading ‘Anarchist Extremists: Antifa’, the njhomelandsecurity.gov website characterizes Antifa under the designation of “domestic terrorism”.

“In the past year, Antifa groups have become active across the United States, employing a variety of methods to disrupt demonstrations,” states the advisory, before going on to list a number of violent disruptions, including Milo Yiannopoulos’ speaking event at the University of California Berkeley on February 1st, which was cancelled after members of Antifa violently attacked free speech advocates.

EBay And PayPal Have An ENORMOUS Fraud Enabling Problem

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by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:
I have recently become aware of an utterly enormous fraud vector problem with both of these related (used to be that PayPal was owned by Ebay) sites.

On every reputable site around the Internet, no matter what it is, when you sign up for an account you have to verify that you own the email address that you give them before they will let you do anything.

That’s true everywhere. It’s true for banks. It’s true for forums like mine, Garmin’s or anyone else’s. It’s true in every instance I’m aware of; you sign up, you get a link in your email, you click the link which is only known to you and then, and only then, can you do anything.

Except with eBAY and PayPal.

Blockchain Isn’t Just for Cryptos Any Longer as Delaware Close to Passing a Bill Allowing for Platform to Trade Stock

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by Kenneth Schortgen, The Daily Economist:
While many investors revel in the speculation that is Bitcoin and the cryptocurrencies, the fact of the matter is the financial system as a whole is salivating over the potential of blockchain technology. And on July 2 this platform just took a major step forward as the legislature for the state Delaware just passed an amendment allowing stocks and other equities to be traded in the future on the blockchain.

Facebook’s Solar Powered Drone has Successful Test Flight: Potential Internet Access to Billions

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by Mish Shedlock, Mish Talk:
Four billion people on the earth have no internet access. That will change if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s solar powered drone plan works.

A previous trial of his drone ended with a crash landing, but a May 2017 Test of the Aquila Drone was a huge success.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term plan for the drone, called Aquila, is to have it and others provide internet access to 4bn people around the world who are currently in the dark.

RON PAUL: NOT A ‘TOTAL SHOCK’ IF STOCKS PLUMMET 25{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} AND GOLD SOARS 50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} BY OCTOBER

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from InfoWars:
“If our markets are down 25 percent and gold is up 50 percent it wouldn’t be a total shock to me,” said Paul

A painful correction is coming and there’s little that can be done to prevent it, according to former Republican congressman and libertarian firebrand Ron Paul.

A painful correction is coming and there’s little that can be done to prevent it, according to former Republican congressman and libertarian firebrand Ron Paul.

Speaking to CNBC last week, the former GOP presidential contender argued the economy is not as strong as Wall Street consensus believes, and the situation could turn ugly as soon as October.

CNN’s Viewership Tanks in June After String of Fake News Stories, O’Keefe Videos and Assault by POTUS

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by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:
CNN’s (aka #FraudNewsNetwork) TV viewership numbers are tanking.

CNN incurred a significant decrease in TV viewers in June as the month progressed thanks in large part to President Trump pointing out their media bias and false reporting,

For the month of May, CNN averaged 821,000 viewers per hour throughout the entire day and 1.12 million total viewers during the prime time hours. Comparably, FOX News averaged 1.42 million viewers per hour throughout the entire day and 2.24 million viewers during prime time, or twice as many viewers during prime time hours as CNN.

By the end of June, due to CNN being caught in a number of ‘fake news’ stories, its numbers dropped significantly.