Friday, December 14, 2018

China’s Empty Threat of Dumping its US Treasuries

by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:

“We are looking at all options.”

In an interview about the trade sanctions that President Trump is throwing at China and at Corporate America – whose supply chains go through China in search of cheap labor and other cost savings – Ambassador Cui Tiankai defended the perennial innocence of China, as is to be expected, and trotted out the standard Chinese fig leafs and state-scripted rhetoric that confirmed in essence that Trump’s decision is on the right track.

Speaking on Bloomberg TV, he also trotted out all kinds of more or less vague and veiled threats – such as, “We will take all measures necessary,” or “We’ll see what we’re doing next” – perhaps having forgotten that China and Hong Kong combined export three times as much to the US as the other way around, and the pain of a trade war would be magnified by three on the Chinese side.

Short term lemon honey juice fasting can be an effective way for healthy individuals to reduce BMI, fat levels in the blood

0

by Frances Bloomfield, Natural News:

Lemon, honey, and fasting: For some people, these words will look anything but connected, but these three, when combined, have been touted to be effective for weight loss, alcoholic liver disorders, and many other health conditions. Their short-term effects on lipid profile and body composition, however, are less known. Researchers from the SDM College of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences, Ujire and Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana have taken it upon themselves to uncover those effects — which they eventually discovered to be very promising.

For their study, published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, the team recruited 50 healthy individuals (32 females and 18 males) between 18 to 29 years of age. Before the participants went through the four-day fast, their body compositions and lipid profiles were assessed. Body composition is the ratio of body fat and fat-free mass, or lean tissue. The lipid profile is a medical screening tool for lipid (e.g., cholesterol and triglycerides) abnormalities.

Why Donald Why? President Trump Betrayal, Signs Disastrous Spending Bill!

0

from Stefan Molyneux:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opAdGt4gOi8

Trump: Conflict Between His Words And Deeds

0

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

President Trump (belatedly) congratulated Russian President Putin on his smashing reelection and said, again, that he favored getting along with Russia. Yet, how can Trump mean it when he follows up by appointing John Bolton, America’s most notorious warmonger, National Security Adviser? It makes no sense.

Bolton is the third national security adviser in 14 months. To Bolton, getting along with Russia requires Russia to be a US puppet state such as the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Japan, and all the rest. In other words, accept Washington’s hegemony or we will bomb you into the stone age.

Russia, desperate for a sign of hope, risks self-delusion by seizing on Trump’s gesture and ignoring Bolton’s appointment. No US president who wanted to get along with Russia would have appointed Bolton to be his National Security Adviser.

TREND CHANGE EVIDENT, STOCKS HAVE PEAKED | David Morgan

0

from SilverDoctors:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTLVC74B1-o

FBI Informant Speaks, Says Feds Asking New Questions About Clintons

0

from ZeroHedge:

The former FBI informant at the heart of the Russian Uranium scandal, William D. Campbell, has given an exclusive, on camera interview to The Hill – in which he reveals that he was interviewed in December by FBI agents from the Little Rock, Arkansas for five hours about the Clintons.

Of note – Campbell’s attorney is Victoria Toensing, a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General under Reagan who is now handling the Mueller investigation for President Trump along with her husband, former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova (also of note, newly minted National Security Advisor John Bolton was Reagan’s Assistant AG, presumably while Toensing was a Deputy Assistant AG in the criminal division).

STRONG DAY FOR GOLD AS IT RISES $23.30

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

SILVER IS UP 19 CENTS/CARNAGE IN GLOBAL MARKETS WITH THE DOW DOWN 424 POINTS AND THE NASDAQ DOWN 174 POINTS/CHINA RETALIATES WITH THEIR TARIFFS ON USA GOODS/LIBOR-OIS SPREAD BLOWS OUT TO 58 PTS INDICATING SCARCITY OF DOLLARS: HUGE PROBLEMS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD/TWO MORE REPLACEMENTS AT THE WHITE HOUSE/MORE SWAMP STORIES FOR YOU TONIGHT

McMaster Worked For Think Tank Funded by Russia, China & Soros, 2116

0

from The Still Report:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIsxAtPaGqw

The Budget-Busting $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill That Was Just Passed By Congress Is A Betrayal Of The American People

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

I don’t know if I even have the words to express how disgusted I am with the omnibus spending bill that was just rushed through Congress. Members of the House of Representatives were given less than 24 hours to read this 2,232 page monstrosity of a bill before they were expected to vote on it, and so obviously nobody was able to read the entire thing before the vote was held. This is the kind of thing that Democrats were greatly criticized for in the past, but now it is Republicans that are doing it. The Republican Party is supposed to stand for limited government, and this is yet another example that shows how badly broken the system in Washington has become.

I am running for Congress in Idaho’s first congressional district, and I want to make it exceedingly clear that I would have voted against this bill. In addition to fully funding Planned Parenthood, this bill also funds a whole host of other liberal priorities. But other than an increase in military spending, conservative priorities are almost entirely ignored by this bill.

Nobody Escapes, It’s All Being Setup To Close All The Exits

0

from X22Report:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xAdnCiPaag

Exposed: Court documents cast doubt on Boris Johnson’s claim nerve gas is in ‘no doubt’ Novichok

by Gustavo Valiente, RT:

Boris Johnson has insisted that British chemical lab Porton Down told him the nerve agent used to attack the Skripals was definitely Novichok. However, court documents suggest there is no such certainty.

In an interview with Deutsche Welle on Thursday, the UK foreign secretary claimed that a Porton Down scientist was “absolutely categorical” in confirming to him that the source of the nerve agent, identified by the UK as A-234 – also known as Novichok – was Russian. Johnson said: “Let me be clear with you… the people from Porton Down, the laboratory… they were absolutely categorical and I asked the guy myself, I said, ‘Are you sure?’ And he said there’s no doubt.”

THE REAL HIDDEN MEANING BEHIND THE STARBUCKS LOGO? WHY WOULD THEY PICK A TWO TAILED MERMAID?

0

by Jennifr Sodini, Collective Evolution:

A few years ago Starbucks’ decision to stay “holiday neutral” on their cups this year has been a point of contention and a heated conversation over the past few days, agitating many to believe that this decision marked an intentional “war on Christmas” (see: Red Cup Controversy).

According to Jeffrey Fields, VP of Starbucks, the concept was for the holiday cups to be a blank canvas, allowing customers to create their own stories, “inspired by the doodles and designs that customers have drawn on white cups for years.” “In the past, we have told stories with our holiday cups designs,” Jeffrey explained. “This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.”

Yet the whole “red cup” controversy starts to look pretty silly when you take into account that Starbucks’ logo (which emblazons every cup) has been actually highly esoteric in nature from the beginning.

SCOTTISH POLICE CELEBRATE DANKULA DISGRACE BY THREATENING MORE INTERNET USERS WITH JAIL

0

from InfoWars:

As bad as it was, guess how the Scottish Police celebrated that disgraceful verdict? By threatening more internet users, of course!

We all saw The Dankula Debacle on Monday There’s not really much I can add on that front, other than to once again state for the record that it’s absolutely bullshit.

As bad as it was, guess how the Scottish Police celebrated that disgraceful verdict? By threatening more internet users, of course! Stuff like this is a constant reminder of how lucky I am to live in America. Free speech doesn’t really exist in a place like the United Kingdom. I take zero pleasure in writing those words, by the way. In fact, it’s terribly saddening…but it’s 100% true.

5 Privacies You Didn’t Know You Lost

from CorbettReport:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtJw35Vmpxk

Message To Normal Women Across America: Feminism Is A Disease – Women Should Run As Fast And As Far As They Can From The ‘Feminist’ Label

0

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

According to Merriam-Webster, feminism is defined as – 1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes; 2: organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests. Cambridge Dictionary defines it as “the belief that women should be allowed the same rights, power, and opportunities as men and be treated in the same way, or the set of activities intended to achieve this state.”

After watching and documenting the antics of today’s so-called “feminists,” over the past few years, I have come to the conclusion that what used to be a fight for “equal rights,” has become a disease where “victimhood,” and “male bashing,” literally defines those that call themselves feminists.