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Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order
Ray Dalio



05.24.22- We’re in It Now for Sure
James Howard Kunstler

Now, we’re finding out the hard way how much daily life must change, and is changing, and how disorderly that process is in every way from the imperative daily life adjustments to our spiritual attitudes about them…

When I wrote The Long Emergency nearly twenty years ago, I never thought that, once it got going, our government would work so hard to make it worse. My theory then was just that government would become increasingly bloated, ineffectual, impotent, and uncomprehending of the forces converging to undermine our advanced techno-industrial societies. What I didn’t imagine was that government would bring such ostentatious stupidity to all that. Read More

05.23.22- Russia Rewrites the Art of Hybrid War
Pepe Escobar

Hybrid War is being fought predominantly in the economic/financial battleground – and the pain dial for the collective West will only go up.

The ironclad fictional “narrative” imposed all across NATOstan is that Ukraine is “winning”.

So why would weapons peddler retrofitted as Pentagon head Lloyd “Raytheon” Austin literally beg since late February to have his phone calls answered by Russian Defense Minister Shoigu, only to have his wish finally granted?

It’s now confirmed by one of my top intel sources. The call was a direct consequence of panic. The United States Government (USG) by all means wants to scotch the detailed Russian investigation – and accumulation of evidence – on the US bioweapon labs in Ukraine, as I outlined in a previous column. Read More

05.21.22- Here’s why Bitcoin, gold, and bonds might dominate
the rest of 2022

Dino Kurbegovic

So far 2022 hasn’t been kind to stocks and crypto with losses all across the boardBitcoinlost 37%, of its value despite hitting an all-time high six months ago. Similarly, the S&P 500 dropped about 17%, since the start of the year. 

However, some analysts would declare that not everything will continue falling for the rest of the year. Senior commodity strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence, Mike McGlone sharedhis latest insights on Twitter:  

“If Stocks Are Going Limp, Bitcoin, Gold and Bonds Could Rule 2H — The propensity for Bitcoin to outperform most risk assets and gold most commodities, may play out in 2H, particularly if the stock market keeps succumbing to FederalReserve jawboning.” Read More

05.20.22- Cracks in US Economy Start to Show
as Recession Warnings Mount

Rich Miller

The late Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Samuelson once quipped that Wall Street had predicted nine out of the last five recessions. This time, the stock market may be right.

The US economy is starting to show signs of strain under the weight of decades-high inflation and climbing interest rates -- raising the risk of a downturn.

Investors are taking note, with equities nosediving this week as earnings gloom at retailers like Walmart Inc. and Target Corp. fueled the growing fears. And the trend could spell trouble for President Joe Biden, whose Democrats must defend thin Congressional majorities in November’s midterm vote. Read More

05.19.22- Feeding the Narrative
James Howard Kunstler

There’s apparently no question that one Peyton Gendron, 18, went out hunting for black people in Buffalo, NY, carefully documenting his crime every step of the way, from penning a book-length manifesto, to running reconn on the Topps Supermarket scene-of-the-crime, to mounting a GoPro video cam on his forehead to record his wicked act, which resulted in 10 persons shot dead and three more wounded.

Gendron is a gift to the “Joe Biden” regime, which needed evidence for its claim that America is infested with “white supremacists,” who, “the president” has stated repeatedly, add up to the “greatest threat” the country faces. Will the dead of Buffalo serve as this year’s George Floyd, setting up a new summer of riots sanctioned tacitly by the party in charge? Who knows? For sure it will galvanize the likes of Alejandro Mayorkas (Dept. of Homeland Security) and Nina Jankowicz (Disinfo Governance Board chief) in their efforts to cancel anyone right-of-center on the political transect and normalize the suppression of speech. Read More

05.18.22- About that coming “food crisis”
Simon Black

On Wednesday July 3rd in the year 1315, King Louis X of France– also know as “Louis the Headstrong”– issued a groundbreaking edict.

“Whereas, according to natural right, everyone should be born free. . .” he began. “Many persons amongst our common people have fallen into the bonds of slavery, which much displeaseth us.”

“Our Kingdom is called and named the Kingdom of the Franks [which means ‘free’ in old French]. . . therefore I do decree that such serfdom be redeemed to freedom.”

And like that, with the stroke of a quill, Louis X abolished slavery and serfdom in France. Read More

05.17.22- Sell And Go To Cash Or Hang On By Your Fingernails?
Chris Vermeulen

Is holding onto this position worth the stress and worry about whether the market is going to rally?

As professional traders, we spend a lot of resources determining whether we are in a bull-up market or a bear-down market. The follow-up to this is our additional efforts in finding the right places to buy or sell in either of these scenarios.

As traders, we also have different styles or time frames that we trade. For instance, longer-term trend traders may utilize the daily, weekly, or even monthly charts. In comparison, shorter-term swing traders may utilize the 4-hour or 1-hour charts. Read More

05.16.22- Guaranteed Income Idiocy Easily Scales To Infinity,
Actual Free Money Doesn't

Mike Shedlock

A free money trial is underway in Chicago. Expect an obvious failure to be touted as a huge success...

Free Money Chicago Style

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot reports 90,000 Chicagoans Apply for Chicago’s Guaranteed Basic Income Program in 24 Hours

More than 90,000 Chicagoans applied to be part of the city’s study that will test whether a universal basic income could reduce poverty in the city in the first 24 hours after applications opened, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday.  Read More

05.14.22- What You Must Understand to Survive
the Changing New World Order

J. Kim

Since history has always provided us with a blueprint of exactly what is going to happen in the future, it is confounding to me why the majority of us ignore what is so easy to predict. 

Lessons from the Reddit AMC Short Squeeze

There is no doubt the MIB (Military Industrial Banking) complex has been using technology to much more easily transfer wealth from everyone to themselves. This is why dark pools, crypto money laundering, HFT algorithmic programs, illegal front running, and illegal quote stuffing not only exist, but have been allowed to flourish by “regulators” that have zero interest in shutting down such illegal activities that only benefit the MIB complex, enabled by technological advancements. Unfortunately when small communities form in an attempt to leverage technology to fight back, it will never last. When we fight back, it necessitates an awakening that simply has not happened yet. This is why the AMC short squeeze, though it possessed temporary success, eventually failed in the long-term, and why all attempts to short-squeeze the gold and silver manipulators have failed. Our success depends  on large scale participation that has not yet been achieved, simply because our power, and we do have power, lies in numbers, and requires huge numbers of participation for our short time battle victories to evolve into sustained victories in wars. Read More

05.13.22- Americans More Upset at Musk Spending His OWN Money on Twitter than $55 Billion of THEIR Money Stoking WW3
Matt Agorist

Since April, when Elon Musk first made the offer to buy Twitter, the establishment left has been in an uproar. Hit pieces have been rolling from the NY Times and Washington Post, essentially calling Musk a Nazi, white supremacist who wants to give his fellow far right Nazis a platform to spread hate. While none of that is actually true, it is a matter of public record that Musk is spending $44 billion to purchase the company.

As their attempts to paint Musk as a Nazi continue to fail, others in the establishment left have called out Musk for the money he’s spending. Musk could help the homeless, feed the hungry, or revitalize infrastructure, but instead, he bought Twitter — so he’s the devil. Read More

05.12.22- The Fed Is Taking The Punch Bowl Away – But The Inflation Crisis Will Continue To Grow
Brandon Smith

Four years ago the overall sentiment among most alternative and mainstream economists was that the Federal Reserve would NEVER hike interest rates, taper stimulus or reduce their balance sheet into economic weakness. In fact, this was one of the few viewpoints that the mainstream media and independent economists actually agreed on. A few of us had different ideas, though.

The argument is based on a dangerous assumption – That the Fed’s goal is purely to prop up and extend the lifespan of the US economy and stock markets. If you have been tracking equities in the Dow or the Nasdaq for the past decade, then that might seem like a safe bet. For several years the central bank has consistently added stimulus or cut rates whenever stocks started to drop more than 10%, and this is what launched that famous investor mantra “Buy The F’ing Dip.” It was a sure thing; all you had to do was buy stocks after a correction of around 10% and the Fed would come in to save the day with more inflationary QE. Read More

05.11.22- Leftists Hate Free Speech Because They Fear Dissent, Not “Disinformation”
Brandon Smith

I think one of the most bizarre social developments of the past 10 years in the US has been the slow but steady shift of the political left as supposed defenders of free speech to enemies of free speech. The level of mental gymnastics on display by leftists to justify their attacks on freedom and the 1st Amendment is bewildering. So much so that I begin to question if liberals and leftists ever actually had any respect for 1st Amendment rights to begin with? Or, maybe the only freedom they cared about all along was the freedom to watch pornography…

One can see the steady progression of this war on speech and ideas, and the end game is predictable: Is anyone really that surprised that the Biden Administration is implementing a Ministry of Truth in the form of the DHS Disinformation Governance Board? Can we just accept the reality at this point that leftists are evil and their efforts feed into an agenda of authoritarianism? Is there any evidence to the contrary? Read More

05.10.22- 18 Signs That Food Shortages Will Get A Lot Worse
As We Head Into The Second Half Of 2022

Michael Snyder

If you think that things are bad now, just wait until we get into the second half of this year.  Global food supplies have already gotten very tight, but it is the food that won’t be produced during this current growing season in the northern hemisphere that will be the real problem.  Worldwide fertilizer prices have doubled or tripled, the war in Ukraine has greatly reduced exports from one of the key breadbaskets of the world, a nightmarish bird flu pandemic is wiping out millions of chickens and turkeys, and bizarre weather patterns are absolutely hammering agricultural production all over the planet.  I have often used the phrase “a perfect storm” to describe what we are facing, but even that phrase really doesn’t seem to do justice to the crisis that we will be dealing with in the months ahead.  The following are 18 signs that food shortages will get a lot worse as we head into the second half of 2022… Read More

05.09.22- Monetary Reset Where the Rich Don't Own Everything
Ellen Brown

We Have A Serious Debt Problem, But Solutions Such As The World Economic Forum’s “Great Reset” Are Not The Future We Want.

It’s time to think outside the box for some new solutions.

In ancient Mesopotamia, it was called a Jubilee. When debts at interest grew too high to be repaid, the slate was wiped clean. Debts were forgiven, the debtors’ prisons were opened, and the serfs returned to work their plots of land. This could be done because the king was the representative of the gods who were said to own the land, and thus was the creditor to whom the debts were owed. The same policy was advocated in the Book of Leviticus, though it is unclear to what extent this biblical Jubilee was implemented. Read More

05.07.22- What Happens When Complexity Unravels?
Charles Hugh Smith

Those glancing at the appearances will be assured all is well and it will all sort itself out. Those who look behind the screen will move away as fast as they can.

When finances tighten, there are two choices: cut expenses or increase revenues.  Monopolies, cartels and governments can increase revenues by increasing taxes or the price of goods and services because users / customers / taxpayers have no alternative. The rest of us have to cut expenses.

Making lasting cuts in expenses generally requires reducing sources of expense , and within institutions and enterprises, complexity is one systemic source of expense. But reducing complexity is difficult, so it's rarely pursued unless the only remaining choice is bankruptcy / collapse. Read More

05.06.22- From Animal Farm to 1984
Mark McDonald, M.D.

The consequences of the mass delusional psychosis I write about in my book United States of Fear imperil our freedoms, our safety, and our existence as a nation. George Orwell wrote about the consequences of a totalitarian state in his two famous novels Animal Farm and 1984. They served as allegories for the evil visited on society by a communist takeover of government. In little over a year under the Biden regime, the US has largely achieved the dystopia Orwell envisioned.

In the third chapter of Animal Farm, the animals are encouraged by their new leader to confess to disagreeing with or not complying with the authoritarian policies recently enacted. They are promptly slaughtered, to the initial dismay of some of the animals. Rather quickly, though, nearly everyone comes around to accept that disagreement equates to disloyalty, and that death is not only a reasonable but necessary punishment. The mass execution does not lead to any meaningful questioning of the virtue of the newfound dictatorship; rather, it only results in a reinforcement of allegiance to the state. Read More

05.05.22- The Bill of Temporary Privileges
Andrew P. Napolitano

Last week, the Director of National Intelligence, the data-gathering and data-concealing arm of the American intelligence community masquerading as the head of it, revealed that in 2021, the FBI engaged in 3.4 million warrantless electronic searches of Americans. This is a direct and profound violation of the right to privacy in “persons, houses, papers, and effects” guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment.

For the past 60 years, the Supreme Court has characterized electronic surveillance as a search that can only be conducted pursuant to a warrant issued by a judge based on probable cause of crime, which itself must be presented under oath to the judge. The warrant must specifically describe the place to be searched and the person or thing to be seized. Read More

05.04.22- What Comes Next After Roe Is Overturned? Chaos On The Streets Of Washington Like We Have Never Seen Before…
Michael Snyder

I am sitting here absolutely stunned as I write this.  According to a draft decision obtained by Politico, the U.S. Supreme Court is going to overturn Roe v. Wade.  My initial reaction was that this is the best news that we have had in decades.  We all knew that the Dobbs case had the potential to be really big, but I was skeptical that Roe would actually be overturned.  I just didn’t think that the votes were there.  But if this draft opinion is the real deal, it appears that is precisely what is about to happen.  The draft opinion was apparently written by Samuel Alito, and Politico is calling it “a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision”Read More

05.03.22- Study finds Covid-19 Vaccination
increases risk of suffering a Stroke by 11,361%

Adam Hamilton

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.

But it looks as if the disease may be on the rise thanks to the experimental Covid-19 injections because a study of VAERS data has revealed that per number of doses administered, ‘stroke’ is 115x / 11,361% more likely to be suffered as an adverse reaction to the Covid-19 vaccines than the Flu vaccines.

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) hosted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) contains historical data on adverse reactions reported against every vaccine that has been administered in the United States of America.

A quick search of the CDC VAERS database on the number of strokes reported as adverse reactions to the Covid-19 injections since they were first rolled out in the USA, reveals that from December 2020 up to 11th Feb 2022, a total of 4,532 adverse event reports involving a stroke were made in just 1 year and 2 months. Read More

05.02.22- The International Treaty That Will End the Great American Dream – 
IF WE ALLOW IT

Kathleen Marquardt

For years, Tom DeWeese, Henry Lamb, Michael Coffman, I and many others have been beating the drums trying to wake up America and the World about Agenda 21/Sustainable Development. In the past several years, thanks to an unemployed bartender trying to shove the Green New Deal down our throats, people have begun to question.

Now, the powers-that-be, the Globalists and Deep State operators, believe they are about to wield a coup de grace. And, believe me, this will be the end of civilization on Earth. I’m not exaggerating. But I do admit that I never expected this. Read More

04.30.22- Savor the Great Musk Panic
Matt Taibbi

On drinking the delicious tears of blue-check hypocrites, who've suddenly discovered the perils of a privatized speech landscape

The New York Times earlier this week ran a guest essay by Gawker founding editor Elizabeth Spiers, fulminating about Elon Musk’s effort to purchase Twitter. She wrote:

What exactly does [Musk] believe can’t be said on the platform right now? It certainly doesn’t take long to find discredited race science, arguments that women are intellectually inferior, antisemitism… It is easy to assume that the banned speech that Mr. Musk is standing up for is worse even than that. As the comedian Michael Che put it on “Saturday Night Live,” the $44 billion deal shows “how badly white guys want to use the N-word.”

This is the elite argument against free speech in a nutshell: “If you favor ‘all legal speech,’ you really just want to slander, threaten, and harass. Now please let me tiptoe up to libel myself, as I tell millions of New York Times readers I ‘assume’ you’re a racist itching to use the N-word.” Read More

04.29.22- Not the 1970s or the 1920s: We're in Uncharted Territory
Charles Hugh Smith

All of these similarities and differences are setting up a sea-change revaluation of capital, resources and labor that will be on the same scale as the extraordinary transitions of the 1920s and 1970s.  

The awakening of inflation after decades of slumber has triggered a flurry of comparisons to the 1970s accompanied by a chorus of projections for 1970s-type stagflation, defined as inflation plus economic stagnation-- limited or negative growth and high unemployment. 

A less popular comparison is with the 1920s: a massive expansion of debt, an equally massive speculative bubble in assets and extreme wealth-income inequality, all against a backdrop of slowing growth and debt saturation. 

Each of these eras shares certain characteristics with the present, but beneath the surface there are consequential systemic differences. Let's start with the 1970s. Read More

04.28.22- The Threat to Liberty is Coming from Inside the House
Barry Brownstein

You might be, as I am, alarmed about the future of liberty. How deep are the roots of liberty when so many submit to authoritarian measures in response to COVID, and approve the use of coercion against those less eager to comply? Unable to visualize alternatives, public acceptance of top-down coercive solutions to COVID demonstrates a willingness to sacrifice liberty for the promise of safety

To restore liberty, our understanding of liberty needs to deepen.

The prolific author and educator Leonard Read is most famous for his timeless essay “I, Pencil.” In one of his earlier works, Students of Liberty, based on a 1950 talk he delivered to economics students at the University of Pittsburgh, Read clarifies in simple terms what liberty is and the mindset that must be restored. Read writes, “Liberty— the absence of coercion or violence— is not readily comprehended.” He explains that the absence of coercion and violence is not readily comprehended because “relatively few among those who have lived on this earth have been able to visualize any order in society, or any progress by those who compose it, except as the will of some has been imposed on the actions of others.” Read More

04.27.22- Wade in Water Children – all the way BACK to Mexico!
Justin O. Smith

It truly pains me that after 40 years of writing and speaking on the need to secure our borders properly and remove all illegal aliens America is still struggling with this issue and we are once more being sold down the river and betrayed in a manner that would be beyond comprehension, if we didn’t already recognize the evil behind our nation’s adversaries and the enemy-from-within, represented today by the Democratic Party. I never thought I’d live to see a day, when so many Americans were anything but American and all too willing to destroy the nation that had given them so much, regardless of Her many flaws and the freedoms and liberties awaiting to be restored and regained.  Read More

04.26.22- The Benefits of Economic Collapse
Doug Casey

I first began to predict a major economic collapse back in 1999. Although I understood that it was at least fifteen years off and possibly more, I believed that it would be wise to begin to prepare for it then, as the actual date of collapse could not be predicted. (Better to be a few years early than even one day too late.)

Not surprisingly, back then, this prediction appeared to most people to not only be unlikely, but laughable.

Today, we’re a good bit closer to the onset of an economic crisis and it now not only seems possible, but quite likely to an increasing number of those people who are paying attention.

And not surprisingly, as so many people are now realising the inevitability of such a crisis, they’re also realising that they should have been preparing for it. Preparation for a major event such as this requires a fair bit of time and many people are belatedly coming to realise that they may be caught with their pants down when the initial crashes begin. Read More

04.25.22- How Do You Manage America’s Decline?
Karen Schoen

Messaging has always been a favorite tool of the Globalists. The problem is they concentrate so much on the message, there is usually nothing behind the message. Most Globalist programs are thrown out for the public to use without testing, or control groups, sampling and feasibility studies. The modeling is done by computer using the Precautionary Principal aka Worst Case Scenario (WCS). The Worst Case Scenario /WCS creates the most fear and requires the most drastic measures to solve the problem. Obviously it is the preferred choice by the Globalists who like to create chaos. 

Their solution is to focus on the item or issue that has the least influence over the problem guaranteeing failure and longevity of the project. i.e.: Transgender Appreciation Day… Only 2million persons identify as Transgender. That is about .03% of the population. Yet 99.97% of the population must endure a new lifestyle. If we live in a democracy as they continue to say, how does the minority get do make rules for the majority. Does anyone really care what a person does behind closed doors? I am not interested. I am interested in whether or not you are qualified for the job. As a small business owner I was only interested if you could add value to my corporation with first rate products, quality workmanship, merit, values, morality. I had my candidates read to me, write paragraphs, follow directions and do math. These should be the qualifications not skin color. Choosing by color creates a mediocre atmosphere with mediocre products. Our government and media are perfect examples of this guaranteed failure. The SEC was just directed to lend money on the ESG (Environment, Social, Governance)score – not excellence, or worse yet, can they repay the loan aka exit plan. Read More

04.23.22- The Real Reset is Coming... But Not the One the Elites Expect
Ron Wright

The ‘Real Reset’ is Coming,” As Victor Davis Hanson writes on the upcoming midterm elections.

In truth, we are about to see a radical reset – of the current reset.  It will be a different sort of transformation than the elites are expecting and one that they should greatly fear. . .

In the November 2022 midterms, we are likely to see a historic “No!” to the orthodox left-wing agenda that has resulted in unsustainable inflation, unaffordable energy, war, and humiliation abroad, spiraling crime, racial hostility — as well as arrogant defiance from those who deliberately enacted these disastrous policies.

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04.22.22- Inflation May Take the Food out of Your Mouth
before it Goes Away

David Haggith

So much has happened with the rise of inflation and so much is continuing to crowd in behind the scenes on the production end that I believe we will see inflation burning hotter for longer in the months ahead. Those saying we are nearing peak inflation are as wrong as they were when they said it months ago and as wrong as they were when they said “inflation is transitory” a year or more ago. 

Stay with the person who has consistently been telling you that entire time that inflation would flame up hotter and brighter until it burned the Fed’s backside off, forcing the Fed forward into tightening sooner than it had first implied and then faster and shoving bond yields into the air as soon as the Fed relinquished its fierce grip on the bond market by ending its quantitative easing.   Read More

04.21.22- The Telephone
Paul Craig Roberts

I remember when the telephone was a useful and appreciated device.  The digital revolution, one of humanity’s most unfortunate developments, has turned the telephone into a nuisance and a threat.  

The telephone is such a nuisance that most people no longer answer when it rings or even bother to set up the feature to record phone messages.  The telephone is such a nuisance that many people do not even use it for calls.  Instead, they text, and they only answer texts.

Ninety-five percent of the calls I get are scams, tele-marketing and robo-marketing calls. The telephone is a constant disruption.  I don’t answer and rely on the answering machine.  

No one I call answers either.  Not even businesses.  Recently I telephoned the diagnostic center, where tests are done as part of my annual checkup, to confirm the appointment.  A long recording in two languages explained everything I had no need to know, but it was impossible to communicate with any live person at the diagnostic center.  I could go online, get an apt, create a portal and establish a communication connection.  In other words, what the telephone formerly dealt with in 30 seconds now took an hour or two just to set up a method of asking the question.  The robot on the other end didn’t say how long I would wait for a reply.  Read More

04.20.22- What you and your community need to do within the first 90 days of a catastrophic collapse
Arsenio Toledo

The past two years have proven that society is hanging on by a thread and one catastrophic disaster could cause an entire country to collapse at any moment. Here are things you can do to increase the odds of getting through this kind of survival scenario.

The first three days

The first 24 to 72 hours after society collapses can be considered a “calm before the storm,” as more and more people begin to realize that what has happened to their communities – or their entire nation – is not a temporary effect but a long-term situation.

This is your prime window of opportunity to act. Gather all of the resources you may need for your survival plan and purchase or barter for everything else you need immediately. Food and water will be your priority, but don’t forget to think about the supplies you need to take care of your health and your defense. Read More

04.19.22- Tyrants Always Want to Track and Take Your Guns
Michael Boldin

If we adopted the attitude of the founders, all guns would be undetectable to the government.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard plenty about the new ATF regulations on so-called ghost guns.

This is very similar to what the British did to the colonists in 1744 and 1775 – they banned the importation of firearms and ammo, they did warrantless searches to find them, they seized gunpowder – and marched Lexington and Concord to do the same. Read More

04.18.22- The Twitter Poison Pill Gets The Margin Call Treatment
Portfolio Armor

The Best Explanation of Twitter's Poison Pill Approach Yet

There's a line in J.C. Chandor's excellent 2011 film Margin Call where Jeremy Irons' CEO character tells a subordinate to explain the company's dilemma simply to him: 

Maybe you could tell me what is going on. And please, speak as you might to a young child. Or a golden retriever. It wasn't brains that brought me here; I assure you that.

Twitter user Perpetua Hughes did just that for Twitter's poison pill defense against Elon Musk's takeover bid. Her thread riffs on the scene below, so if you haven't seen the movie, watch this scene first before reading her thread for maximum enjoyment. Read More

04.16.22- A Free Person Is One Who Owns His Own Labor
Paul Craig Roberts


Calculate your slave status before boasting of “American freedom”

For decades on or about April 15, I published a tax day column pointing out that working Americans in our time are as enslaved as 19th century blacks on cotton plantations. I never in 30 or more years saw any response from any economist, historian, or anyone. I think my statement was regarded as too fanciful for comment. People think of slaves as beings of highly restricted mobility who are bought and sold like commodities. In that sense, we are not slaves. But in a wider historical sense we are. A slave is a person who does not own his own labor. He is purchased not to be abused and to have his mobility restricted. He is purchased for his labor. Slaves were brought to the New World not because of “racism,” but because resources were abundant and there was no work force. Read More

One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from writer and director Oliver Stone, who once said that “Hell is the impossibility of reason.” In other words, if truth and logic are eradicated within a society then any hope for redemption or peace is lost. The world becomes a perpetual nightmare.

I was reminded of this recently as I watched a documentary series called ‘Wild Wild Country’ about the bizarre events surrounding a cult that actually tried to hijack the state of Oregon in the 1980’s. I have had a long time fascination with religious cultism, mainly because these groups show us how easily and how far modern humanity can fall into the madness of collectivism given the right circumstances. Read More

04.14.22- Why the Vaccinated Are MUCH More Likely
To Support a No-Fly Zone in Ukraine…

Joe Jarvis

You might think the number of COVID vaccines a person has taken has nothing to do with their support for NATO military intervention in Ukraine…

UNLESS something else is going on.

Could it be the same people susceptible to media fear propaganda about COVID are just as taken in by the propaganda that says the US should be involved militarily in Ukraine?

Sparked by some info from his recent Daily Bell article called ‘Oceania Had Always Been at War With Eurasia’: Corporate Media Shifts Public Enemy #1 Overnight, Ben Bartee and I discuss this in today’s video. Read More

04.13.22- The Riptide
James Howard Kunstler

These dangerous currents amount to a huge riptide in global events that will carry many people and whole societies out to sea….

Have you stopped to ask yourself: what exactly are the USA’s interests in Ukraine? The answer: just about none whatsoever if you discount all the effort and capital expended there the past decade to make it a problem for our designated hobgoblin, Russia. During these eight years, since the Maidan “revolution,” Ukraine was an ATM for “Joe Biden’s” family, an inconvenient embarrassment for the US State Department, which has not been able to cover it up.

In fact, their first attempt to do so — the seditious maneuvers leading to Trump impeachment no. 1 — only shined a light onto the dishonest activities of US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and her State Department colleagues, in collusion with George Soros’s Atlantic Council, to conceal their involvement in Ukraine’s corrupt political affairs. . Read More

04.12.22- Out Of Control Inflation Is Absolutely Eviscerating
America’s Rapidly Shrinking Middle Class

Michael Snyder

I tried to warn you that the U.S. was going down the exact same path that Venezuela had already traveled.  Once upon a time, Venezuela actually had a thriving middle class, but then a horrific inflation spiral came along and destroyed it.  Thanks to hyperinflation, just about everyone in Venezuela became millionaires, but just about everyone was also pushed into poverty because the currency was essentially worthless.  In order for an economy to thrive, a stable currency is essential, and that is a lesson that our leaders have never learned.  Our politicians in Washington just kept borrowing and spending trillions upon trillions of dollars that we did not have, and the “experts” at the Federal Reserve just kept pumping trillions of fresh dollars into the financial system.  As a result, we now have way too much money chasing way too few goods and services, and this has caused rampant inflation and widespread shortages. Read More

04.11.22- Baseball - A Universe Parallel to Life
Dick Lepre

Baseball - A Universe Parallel to Life

I wrote this about 15 years ago.

I am a big baseball fan. I was born in The Bronx and was a kid at a time when the Yankees won 5 World Series in succession. They had excellent teams until I went off to college. (Not that I am suggesting any causal connection.)

When I was a kid, baseball was, essentially, the only sport that folks paid attention to. Baseball now shares a much larger stage with football, basketball, hockey and (despite it being well-disguised here in Northern California) NASCAR.

Why Baseball? Read More

04.09.22- The “Doomsday Preppers” Were Right
Michael Snyder

For years, there was a great debate about what the future of our society would look like.  The irrational optimists kept assuring us that we would never suffer any serious consequences for decades of incredibly foolish decisions, and they kept promising that a new golden age of peace and prosperity for humanity was just around the corner.  Meanwhile, others were warning that humanity would soon be plunging into an abyss filled with endless nightmares.  Instead of a utopian new chapter in our history, we were warned that war, hunger, pestilence and relentless economic problems were on the horizon.

Prior to 2020, to a lot of people it seemed like the irrational optimists might be right after all.

Yes, there were lots of serious problems simmering in the background, but overall life seemed to be rolling along pretty good for most of the population.

But then 2020 came along, and everything started to change. Read More

04.08.22- A "recession shock" is coming, BofA warns
Julien Ponthus

LONDON (Reuters) - The macro-economic picture is deteriorating fast and could push the U.S. economy into recession as the Federal Reserve tightens its monetary policy to tame surging inflation, BofA strategists warned in a weekly research note.

"'Inflation shock' worsening, 'rates shock' just beginning, 'recession shock' coming", BofA chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett wrote in a note to clients, adding that in this context, cash, volatility, commodities and crypto currencies could outperform bonds and stocks. Read More

04.07.22- The Ukraine Conflict Is Just a Sideshow, and We Are the Real Targets
Brandon Smith

Way back in 2014 I wrote an article titled False East/West Paradigm Hides the Rise of Global Currency. I was inspired to cover the issue due to three specific trends which at the time were concerning.

The first trend was the increased mention within globalist circles of something called the “Great Reset.” Christine Lagarde who, as the head of the IMF at the time, was suddenly throwing the phrase around in press interviews and in Q&A events at the World Economic Forum. This appeared to me to be a rebranding of the “New World Order” agenda which establishment elites had been known to mutter about in moments of rare honesty. It indicated a concerted push towards global centralization in the face of economic and social decline within nations. Read More

04.06.22- There Is Gonna Be a New World Disorder
Egon Von Greyerz

“There is gonna be a new world order out there and we’ve gotta lead it!
And we gotta unite the rest of the world in doing it!”

That is what Biden proclaimed in a recent speech.

But since Biden has a tendency to get his speeches wrong, what he meant to say was:

“There is gonna be a new world DIS-order out there and we’ve gotta lead it!

Sadly, as the world has heard in many speeches by the US president, he hasn’t got a clue that his “empire” is collapsing around him. Read More

04.05.22- The Death of a Nation Coming Soon…
Joe McCutchen

Unless...

Is it me or thee who whispers while running from the truth?

Those who view their surroundings and find them unsatisfactory, the fear and whispering begins.

In the well of the U.S. Senate recently claimed a bloodcurdling statement offered by a U.S. Senator. Surely there must be a response focusing on the Senator’s wild-eyed statement in his last address and condemning the Republican Senator.

Our Founding Fathers from the onset feared political parties. Time, as usual, found them soundly right. Read More

04.04.22- In Investing, as in War, One Must Adapt or Die
J. Kim

As a long-time martial arts practitioner that trained with many active duty military personnel, including Army Rangers, I learned of a saying that one must learn to be disciplined, yet flexible enough to adapt to changing situations in order to overcome unforeseen obstacles in your path. For some reason, many people today equate discipline with rigidity and inflexibility, especially in the investment world. In investing, this mindset will cause us to be slaughtered and easily picked off by the big whales in the game, as the best combination for investors is discipline with adaptability. This was a great lesson from my martial arts training that I learned to apply to my investing time and time again. Read More

04.02.22- Public Schools Are Cesspools of Debauchery. Get Your Kids Out Now, Before It's Too Late.
Paula Bolyard

If there’s one thing we’ve learned during the pandemic it’s that many parents had no idea what was going on in their kids’ schools. Oh, parents knew there was crazy stuff going on in other schools, but by and large, there was a sense of NIMBY — it’s not happening in my backyard. Sadly, we’ve become increasingly aware of the abuses and indoctrination children across the country are suffering at the hands of unhinged teachers — teachers pushing their left-wing political agendas, encouraging children to be sexual deviants, and treating parents like they are not qualified to raise their own children without the state intervening in their families. Read More

04.01.22- Stoopid is as Stoopid Does!
Charles R. Dickens

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”~ Albert Einstein

“Two things are infinite. The universe and human stupidity. … and I’m not sure about the universe.”

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without saying anything.”

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

How long will we make the same mistakes with our government before realizing that our approach is not working? That where we are right now, where we’re going is in the wrong direction.

America, what else do you need to see, to realize that we are being bamboozled

We live in a representative republic but obtusely welcome misrepresentation and do nothing about it? Read More

03.31.22- Whilst you were distracted by Russia, Will Smith
& “Party-Gate”, the UK Gov. released a report confirming the Fully Vaccinated now account for 92.4% of all Covid-19 Deaths in England

The Exposé

The latest official data from the UK Health Security Agency is extremely concerning. It now shows that the fully vaccinated account for 92% of all Covid-19 deaths in England, 4 in every 5 of which are among the triple vaccinated.

But a look back at historical data shows that just before Omicron struck the country, the vaccinated population were actually suffering less deaths, and only accounted for 82% of all Covid-19 deaths in England. Read More

03.30.22- Climate Engineering Real Cause of Coming Food Shortage
Dane Wigington

Climate engineering researcher Dane Wigington contends the coming food shortage that President Biden recently mentioned is not because of the Ukraine/Russia conflict.  Wigington explains, “The bottom line is we have crops collapsing all over the globe.  Although the causes are many . . . climate engineering must be considered a core causal factor at this point.  The assault against food producing regions has been relentless. . . . We can only consider it an assault against food production at this time.”

Wigington says time is short and predicts, “Based on the current rate of UV (ultraviolet) increase, it appears we may have a functional Ozone layer collapse in as little as 18 months.  Nothing grows then.  The heat in California is relentless, as well, because climate engineers are keeping a high pressure heat dome over the western U.S.   For photosynthesis, as we approach 104 degrees, photosynthesis tapers off, and at 104 degrees, it stops completely.  To blame the food shortages coming on the Russia/Ukraine scenario is to simply scapegoat it. . . . Climate engineering is the single biggest factor in the equation for the destruction of food production.” Read More

03.29.22- Fourth Turning 2022 – Bad Moon Rising
 Jim Quinn

“Try to unlearn the obsessive fear of death (and the anxious quest for death avoidance) that pervades linear thinking in nearly every modern society. The ancients knew that, without periodic decay and death, nature cannot complete its full round of biological and social change. Without plant death, weeds would strangle the forest. Without human death, memories would never die, and unbroken habits and customs would strangle civilization. Social institutions require no less. Just as floods replenish soil and fires rejuvenate forests, a Fourth Turning clears out society’s exhausted elements and creates an opportunity.” – Strauss & Howe – The Fourth Turning

“Institutions will be increasingly bossy, limiting personal freedoms, chastising bad manners, and cleansing the culture. Powerful new civic organizations will make judgments about which individual rights deserve respect and which do not. Criminal justice will become swift and rough, trampling on some innocents to protect an endangered and desperate society from those feared to be guilty. Expect a loss of personal privacy. Fourth Turnings can be dark times for the free spirit: Just as one kind of official may have new authority to do something for you, another kind—some hastily deputized magistrate—may have new authority to do something to you.”Strauss & Howe – The Fourth Turning Read More

03.28.22- Putin for Sainthood?
Brian Maher

We recently nominated Mr. Vladimir Putin for a Nobel Prize. Today we elevate him once again, to a roll of honor higher yet.

That is, we nominate him for membership in the canon catalog of saints…

He suffers the blackened reputation of a brutish and even homicidal fellow — a reputation hard earned, it is true.

Yet he has performed something of a miracle; hence our nomination. He has succeeded in uniting the clashing factions of American politics as none other. Read More

03.26.22- Communism In America Happened
Before You Were Told It Did

Al Benson Jr.

Many who have written histories of this country have never mentioned communism and/or socialism until some time in the 1930s. It’s interesting that this subject seldom comes up for them until that time period when research has shown that we had a problem with socialism and communism starting back as early as the 1850s. You have to wonder what happened to those historians that, somehow, missed over 80 years of communist and socialist activity in their historical scribblings. Somehow, when these historians do deign to write about the revolts in Europe in 1848-49 they seem to forget to make mention of the communist and socialist aspects of them. Somehow that part of those revolts seldom comes to the fore.  Read More

03.25.22- Russia Just Told You The Ruble is Implicitly
Backed by Gold and Bitcoin

Tyler Durden

Intro: We are not given to hyperbole. This is a path we’ve studied for years as students of history. This is not a fomo panic buy (or sell) statement. It is a geopolitical observation. There comes a point where no matter how good a captain is, after which, he cannot steer his ship to avoid an iceberg. The dollar is on a collision course with China and Russia on trade. If the iceberg does not melt, the choices are: crash, or scuttle with the affluent surviving in lifeboats.

The following was reported yesterday. The implications are geopolitically staggering. Governments are paying close attention. Read More

03.24.22- The Laptop from Hell
Martin Armstrong

Ihor Kolomoisky is the Oligarch who funded Zelensky and put him in a position to be president. However, this is the very same Kolomoisky who had a “controlling interest” in Burisma Holdings, that employed Hunter Biden as a board member for a widely reported salary of $50,000 per month. Russian media, quoted in State Department emails, referred to Burisma as “part of Kolomoisky’s financial empire.”

It was the same Kolomoisky who publicly said in 2019 that he REFUSED to cooperate with efforts by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to get his help in investigating Hunter Biden and Burisma. House Democrats’ impeachment report on Trump also cited the incident in late 2019 as grounds for impeachment.

Emails from 2015, published last year by the New York Post, show a Kolomoisky protege communicated with Hunter Biden about a meeting between the protege and Joe Biden, then vice president under President Barack Obama. Then court filings from 2019 by a private investigatory firm alleged that legally obtained bank records of Hunter Biden show payments to him from the Kolomoisky-owned PrivatBank. Read More

03.23.22- Nothing New under the Sum…
Justin O Smith

“… there’s going to be a new world order out there, and we’ve got to lead it.” - Joe Biden

No matter what Biden meant when he used the term on Monday, his regime is an advocate of the World Economic Forum, the globalist organization that calls for a “Great Reset” of capitalism and national sovereignty while boasting of regularly assembling “the world’s most powerful decision-makers.”

And when he says “we’ve got to lead it”, he’s not talking about All Americans. He’s speaking of himself, his handlers and whoever is set to replace him, along with the top leaders of the Democratic Party Communists. Conservatives and Independents need not apply. Read More

03.22.22- Is Eating People a Solution to World Hunger?
The Science Behind ‘SOYLENT GREEN‘

Cassidy Ward

IT'S PEOPLE! (But it's also a bad idea.)

Released in 1973, Soylent Green imagines a dystopian nightmare version of 2022 in which overpopulation and climate disaster have made the Earth nearly unlivable. Resource and housing shortages have exacerbated class stratification, with the wealthy living in lush, reinforced houses while the rest of the population is scrounging for scraps just to survive.

With not enough to eat, half of the world’s population is sustained only by a staple food source created and sold by the Soylent Corporation. It comes in various colors, the best of which is the titular Soylent Green. The company bills their new green variety as more nutritious, having been manufactured from oceanic plankton, but by the end we know the truth. Soylent Green is people! Read More

03.21.22- Are We Witnessing a Southern Invasion?
Paul Engel

* Does an influx of illegal aliens constitute an invasion?

* If this is an invasion, what does the Constitution require the federal government to do?

* What are the consequences of referring to the masses of illegal aliens as invaders?

A reader sent me an email about the influx of illegal aliens on our southern border. The question of whether or not this constituted an invasion and thereby requires a response by the federal government under Article IV, Section 4, is one which is worth our taking a closer look. Not only the question of does this constitute an invasion, but what are the consequences of such a point of view?  Read More

03.19.22- Saudi Arabia May Have Just Triggered Armageddon
for the U.S. Dollar

Peter Reagan

For years now, the U.S. dollar’s status as global reserve currency has been in a precarious position.

I wrote about this way back in 2017, when countries with no prior interest in an alliance with each other agreed on a common interest to dethrone the U.S. dollar from its place as the world’s reserve currency. At that time the list included China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, among others.

In 2017, they threatened to pay for oil with the yuan instead of the dollar. China even offered to sweeten the pot with a “yuan-denominated oil futures contract backed by gold.” Read More

03.18.22- 2022 - Countdown To Collapse
Darryl Robert Schoon

Beware the Ides of March    Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

On March 15th, the Fed decided on a series of rate hikes that will be as consequential to capital markets as the Ides of March was to Julius Caesar in 44BC. The demise of financial markets, however, will not be sudden and unexpected like the assassination of Caesar. The collapse of capitalism will be as protracted and volatile as it is inevitable. 

Fed sees March rate hike but no roadmap after that. Reuters, January 31, 2022 Read More

03.17.22- What Happens Next in the Conflict With Russia
Doug Casey

International Man: Prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we discussed the rising tensions between the US and Russia over Ukraine.

What is your take on what has transpired since then?

Doug Casey: I think it makes sense first to recount the genesis of this war.

It started when an American-backed coup overthrew the Ukrainian government in 2014. A US-backed thug replaced a Russian-backed thug— nothing unusual, except that Ukraine shares a long border with Russia. The Russians viewed that much as the Americans would if the Russians had put a puppet government in Ottawa. Read More

03.16.22- 'Ukraine on Fire' (2016) Documentary by Oliver Stone
Alexandra Bruce

A few days ago, YouTube removed the 2016 documentary, ‘Ukraine on Fire’, because it had suddenly violated their Terms of Service against “violent or graphic content”, despite being posted on the platform for over four years.

Executive Produced by Oliver Stone and directed by Igor Lopatonok, this important documentary tells the story that Westerners never got to see on the Mainstream Media, taking a deep dive into how the peaceful Kyiv protests in February 2014 mysteriously became violent and deadly, to become known as the “2014 Revolution of Dignity”. Read More

03.15.22- Land of the Ignorant, Home of the Cowards?
Lex Greene

The past two years have proven above all else, just how easily conned the average American is today, and how fast you can frighten them into total compliance with even the most insane tyrannical government dictates. No matter how little sense anything makes, Americans are most likely to go-along with excessive government orders believing that it will make it possible for them to get-along with their sworn enemies.

If you’re not yet sick and tired of being sick and tired, scared of the many frightening things thrust upon Citizens over the past few years…it’s because you’re either an idiot, or a coward. Watching the entire country as the people were totally controlled by a fraudulent government running our country into the toilet for the last 14-months, confirms…we are no longer the Land of the Free or Home of the Brave!  Read More

03.14.22- Orwell Was Right
Matt Taibbi

This weekend I re-read 1984, a book I tend to reach for when I get Defcon-1 depressed about the state of the world. Deep in the novel, Winston ponders the intricacies of doublethink:

To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them… To forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again… that was the ultimate subtlety.

In the last weeks, Russia took an already exacting speech environment to new extremes. A law was passed that would impose 15-year prison sentences for anyone spreading “fake news” about the Ukraine invasion; access was cut to Facebook and Twitter; stations like Echo Moskvi and TV Rain as well as BBC Russia, Radio Liberty, the New TimesDeutsche WelleDoxa, and Latvia-based Meduza were effectively shut down; Wikipedia was threatened with a block over its invasion page; and national authorities have appeared to step in to prevent coverage of soldiers killed in the war, requiring local outlets to use terms like “special operation” instead. The latter development is connected to the state media regulator, Roskomnadzor, issuing a remarkably desperate dictum requiring news outlets to “use information and data received by them only from official Russian sources.” Read More

03.12.22- Putin’s Options
James Rickards

There’s no doubt that the financial sanctions put on Russia by the U.S., the U.K., EU members and others are the most severe ever imposed. The U.S. Treasury has announced 15 separate sanctions programs in recent days and no doubt more are on the way.

The targets of these sanctions include Russian banks, Russian stocks and bonds and various payment channels. Most significantly, the U.S. froze the accounts of the Central Bank of Russia. That’s the first time a major central bank’s assets have been frozen since the Cold War, and possibly ever.

Yet the financial attacks on Russia go far beyond official sanctions. Read More

03.11.22- Western Response to Ukraine Conflict Exposes
Deep-Seated Anti-Russia Prejudice

Robert Bridge

The West wants to lecture Russia on the merits of peace, yet that is exactly what Moscow was attempting to achieve for many years.

For many decades, every American public institution – from the spook-infested studios of Hollywood to the dinosaur legacy media – presented a tired and repugnant image of the Russian people to its audiences. Now, with Moscow forced to contend with a neo-Nazi element smack on its border, the by-product of that sinister propaganda campaign is targeting Russians in the form of pure racism.

If the Western world’s contempt for Russia could somehow be converted into reusable fuel, the Western world would have enough oil and gas reserves to last the next 1,000 years and probably much longer. But alas, the world of science and technology has not yet found a way of tapping into human irrationality for any strictly practical purposes, thus we’re just left with crude displays of xenophobia in some of the most unexpected places. Read More

03.10.22- How Our School Boards Turned Against Us
Lee Duigon

When I was a newspaper reporter in the 1970s, I covered several local boards of education. Board members were ordinary people who wanted to make sure their communities provided a decent education for their children. By and large, it was a calm, peaceful, humdrum process.

There was the occasional controversy. Maybe an old school had to be closed, because it wasn’t worth the money to keep repairing it, and a new one built to replace it. This could lead to some pretty lively public meetings. Or maybe some “expert” down in Trenton would recommend the schools provide sex education curricula. Then the parents would show up to the next meeting and gently persuade the board not even to try doing this; and that would be the end of it. Two forces rose up to change this—a power-grabbing New Jersey Dept. of Education, founded in 1945 and now feeling its oats, and money-grabbing teacher unions, established in the 1960s. Read More

03.09.22- The American Empire self-destructs.
But nobody thought that it would happen this fast

Michael Hudson

Empires often follow the course of a Greek tragedy, bringing about precisely the fate that they sought to avoid. That certainly is the case with the American Empire as it dismantles itself in not-so-slow motion.

The basic assumption of economic and diplomatic forecasting is that every country will act in its own self-interest. Such reasoning is of no help in today’s world. Observers across the political spectrum are using phrases like “shooting themselves in their own foot” to describe U.S. diplomatic confrontation with Russia and allies alike. But nobody thought that The American Empire would self-destruct this fast.

For more than a generation the most prominent U.S. diplomats have warned about what they thought would represent the ultimate external threat: an alliance of Russia and China dominating Eurasia. America’s economic sanctions and military confrontation have driven these two countries together, and are driving other countries into their emerging Eurasian orbit. Read More

03.08.22- Addict, Degenerate and Bagman of a Corrupt Family Enterprise Exposed
John Dale Dunn, M.D.

It is hard to find words to describe the debauched and sleazy satyr that is Hunter Biden and how he used his family name and his father’s status as an important American politician to become an extraordinary international grifter involved in multi-million dollar -- sometimes billion dollar -- deals with international entities that included corrupt criminal enterprises such as Burisma Holdings of Ukraine and the government- and military-controlled companies of Russia and China, international enemies of the United States.

His business activities and lifestyle were revealed on the laptop he left in a Wilmington, Delaware Mac computer repair shop owned by a Mr. Isaac, who took possession after Hunter failed to pick it up after 90 days.  Mr. Isaac had already fixed the water damage and looked at the contents, found discussions about Burisma (the Ukrainian oil and gas company) so he arranged through his father, a retired Air Force Colonel, to turn the laptop over to the FBI in Arizona. Read More

03.07.22- This Island America
Charles R. Dickens

We have met the enemy, and it is us…

We are isolated from the world by a government that controls our information. We don’t know what’s happening at home or globally, we don’t see how this country really works, and we don’t understand how it all interrelates. It’s all filtered and groomed to present the appropriate messages. We don’t know, and we don’t seem to care if it’s real or if it’s Memorex as long as it sounds good.

Even a casual scan of the news will tell you everything they deem necessary, nothing superfluous. Headlines and stories are carefully filtered and craftily worded to send the right message – the message they want us to hear, delivered by their messenger of choice, the politically partisan press. 

If you’re going to see the truth, well, that will take some interest and effort to ferret it out. But as Abraham Lincoln warned, “You can’t trust everything you read on the internet.” Read More

03.05.22- The Silent Brainwash
Brian Wilson

While you may "feel" that something is wrong, you are subconsciously being programmed nonetheless. Think about TV Commercials and everyday television shows and movies with these facts in mind.

This is not racist, it is statistical data; verified demographic facts:

US population 334 million consisting of 57.8% white, 18.7% Latino, 12.1% Black and 11.4% Asian or other.

Then break that down to about 10% of all existing marriages that are interracial including those of all races, and only 5.6% of the population that identifies as LGBT. You would expect the same ratio's in TV commercials if they represented America but here's what you see instead, taken from a log of TV commercials over a 4 month period, which is quite different. Read More

03.04.22- The Economic Balloon That May Finally
End Progressive Leftism

Lewis Dovland

The Laws of Economics are as immutable as the Law of Gravity, but few leftists grasp this fact. When it comes to the Democrats’ energy policies, I believe this immutability will finally be the Democrats’ downfall. People are reaching a pain point that the progressives can no longer deflect onto others.

Based on the progressive left’s detrimental influence on President Biden’s energy policies, the resulting accelerated inflation and energy-cost rise are very visible to average Americans. The administration acts as if there is no causal connection between the two. But what can we expect from people who work from feelings and not facts? Just like they are amazed when we defund police and don’t jail criminals and then crime rates spike. No connection. Read More

03.03.22- The State of Our Nation:
Things Are Getting Worse, Not Better

John W. Whitehead

“Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries.”—Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

Let me tell you about the state of our nation: things are getting worse, not better.

Easily distracted by wall-to-wall news coverage of the latest crisis and conveniently diverted by news cycles that change every few days, Americans remain oblivious to the many governmental abuses that are still wreaking havoc on our freedoms: police shootings of unarmed individuals, invasive surveillance, roadside blood draws, roadside strip searches, SWAT team raids gone awry, the military industrial complex’s costly wars, pork barrel spending, pre-crime laws, civil asset forfeiture, fusion centers, militarization, armed drones, smart policing carried out by AI robots, courts that march in lockstep with the police state, schools that function as indoctrination centers, and bureaucrats that keep the Deep State in power. Read More

03.02.22- Everything is yesterday’s news, except War
Jon Rappoport

Old hat? The vaccine or freedom; lockdowns or freedom; state of emergency or freedom (yawn)

“Remember so long ago, when we cared about who could refuse the vaccine? A dim memory. The world is at WAR.”

Dear reader, I don’t want to bore you. Don’t nod off. I’ll get to the juicy parts in a minute. I promise. But for a few moments, try to stay with me, when I say:

Although some governments around the world are lifting COVID restrictions and mandates, we should remember they still hold the power to re-impose those measures at the drop of a hat—for any reason they cook up. Read More

03.01.22- Here's Why Our Monetary System Is A Giant Ponzi Scheme
Chris Macintosh

Ponzi schemes keep going until the perpetrator is stopped from the outside. They never stop by of their own volition. Bernie Madoff kept going until it all blew up.

In the year 2000 the Nasdaq composite exceeded a P/E of 200 before collapsing 78% by October 2002. The more successful a Ponzi the more egregious the bubble and resultant pain. The granddaddy of Ponzi — far greater than anything we’ve seen before — is our monetary system.

Let’s consider what money is. It is a technology that allows us to produce and consume not just in the present but across time.

It is, for this reason, that it needs to provide both a medium of exchange as well as a store of value. If for example a transaction needs to be made over a crop cycle then the value of the money needs to remain sufficiently stable over that time frame to allow the participants to make an exchange and not come out underwater. This benefits neither party to the transaction because, while in the short term party A may get an excellent deal from party B, if the deal is so “excellent” as to bankrupt party B, then no future commerce will be done and overall production declines causing less supply and a fall in the overall standard of living. Read More

02.28.22- The War on Cash Entering Bold New Phase
Jim Rickards

With so much news about Ukraine, inflation, massive government spending and exploding deficits, it’s easy to overlook the ongoing war on cash. That’s a mistake because it has serious implications not only for your money, but for your privacy and personal freedom, as you’ll see today.

The war on cash is a global effort being waged on many fronts. My view is that the war on cash is dangerous in terms of lost privacy and the risk of government confiscation of wealth. Read More

02.26.22- Revolution or Reset? – Here we go again!
Charles R. Dickens

It’s been too good for too long.

We’ve grown complacent, lazy, and fat – societally and physically.

It’s how we treat the remains of what we once had. 

Today’s definitions of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are vastly different from the original concept. The analogy here is that we are constantly losing, but not weight. We’re losing our culture – I’m not talking about that experimental stuff growing in a Petrie dish or your unattended refrigerator.

Where there was once unity and a sense of community, we have fierce individualists and clannish hyphenated nationalists. We’re fractured into hundreds of segregated identity groups, each with individual goals and politics, all vying for the spotlight and their rights. Read More

02.25.22- Perpetual Tyranny: Endless Wars Are
The Enemy Of Freedom

John W. Whitehead

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes… known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” - James Madison

War is the enemy of freedom.

As long as America’s politicians continue to involve us in wars that bankrupt the nation, jeopardize our servicemen and women, increase the chances of terrorism and blowback domestically, and push the nation that much closer to eventual collapse, “we the people” will find ourselves in a perpetual state of tyranny. Read More

02.24.22- Before We Go To War, Let’s Take A Look At The Current State Of The U.S. Military…
Michael Snyder

If we are going to have a war with Russia, perhaps we should determine if our military is actually prepared to fight such a war first.  Unfortunately, as I will detail below, the answer is very clear.  At one time, the U.S. possessed the greatest fighting machine ever assembled, but decades of neglect, incompetence and cultural deterioration have taken a devastating toll.  Just look at what happened in Afghanistan.  After nearly two decades of fighting, we couldn’t even defeat a ragged bunch of drug dealers and goat herders known as the Taliban.  In fact, the Taliban appears to be even stronger today than when we first invaded.  And now we think that we can take on the Russian military?

Sadly, the truth is that we aren’t ready for any sort of a major conflict at this stage.  Earlier this week, I came across an article that explained that only about 7 out of every 10 Air Force planes is even capable of flying right now…Read More

02.23.22- Dr. Strangelove In The Multiverse Of Madness
Michael Every

In recent weeks myself and my Rabo colleagues have leaned on the blackest of comedy in Dr. Strangelove (and its “Gentlemen! You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!") to describe Western-Russian tensions and their dangerous high stakes for us all. Well, now we enter ‘Dr. Strangelove in the Multiverse of Madness’. There are clashing, mind-bending parallel realities and possible futures all running alongside each other.

Yesterday saw Russian President Putin call a special session of his national security council at the Kremlin, which was televised live. Except it wasn’t: an observant journalist spotted Defence Minister Shoigu’s watch was set five hours earlier, so it was all recorded at a time when the market was still clinging to the forlorn hopes that President Macron’s latest “Peace in our time” proposal for another Biden-Putin summit might work. Imagine if PM BYO Johnson had recorded Prime Minister’s questions in the morning and was already back in No.10 drinking champagne with a group of friends while the nation was ostensibly watching him being grilled live over Partygate. What we saw broadcasted with a delay from Russia was Putin looking bored behind his desk in a vast white room that looked like the final ‘2001’ Kubrick set, while uniformed Kremlin creatures played the world’s worst ever game of musical chairs before reporting to him solemnly one by one. And we entered the multiverse of madness. Read More

02.22.22- Are Some AI's "Slightly Conscious"?
Joseph P. Farrell

Most regular readers of this site – and certainly our members because we talk about such things alot in our vidchats – are aware that one of my high octane speculation scenarios is that super-computers, or even artificial intelligences, may be gaming out complex scenarios for the “elites” with access to them, and that  the “elites,” being the technocratic twits that they are, are blindly following along whatever scripts the computers are writing for them.  I grant you, it’s not a very satisfactory way to rationalize the evil twittery of – oh I don’t know – someone like Justin Trudeau or Dr. Ernst Stavro Klaus von Blohschwab and his cronies at Spectre Davos and the World Economic Forum.  In Trudeau’s case we went directly from hiding out in fear to full tyranny, do not meet-with-the-truckers-do-not-attempt-to-negotiate-go-directly-to-tyranny.  It’s hard to rationalize how people can be both so evil and so nuts, and hence my entertaining of the computer-AI-gaming-out-scenarios hypothesis.

Well, I’m not the only one thinking this scenario apparently, according to this little article spotted and shared by G.B.: Read More

02.21.22- Existing Global Order Is
"One Serious Catalyst Away From A Megaquake"

Doug Noland

Bubbles are sustained only by ever increasing amounts of Credit.

The most pernicious Bubbles are those fueled by “money” – perceived safe and liquid Credit instruments.

Bubbles are mechanisms of wealth redistribution and destruction.

Structural impairment caused by Bubble excess escalates over the life of the boom.

The pain and dislocation unleashed during the bust is proportional to the excesses of the preceding boom.

Though we’re in uncharted waters when it comes to global Bubble Dynamics, I’ll suggest that geopolitical risks expand exponentially over time. Read More

02.19.22- In Answer to Jefferson’s Question
Neal Ross

I know it may be asking too much of folks, but just for a few minutes I’d like to ask that they put aside their partisan ideologies; long enough to answer a couple of quick questions. The first question is relatively simple; What function/s does government serve that you absolutely could not live without? That’s all I ask; for you to name something that government does that makes its existence absolutely necessary for your survival/well-being. Now that you’ve done that, the next question is; Does the thing that you need government to do for you come at the cost of something that is taken from others; such as their income, or the deprivation of certain rights?

Now, if you were able to answer those two questions (with any degree of honesty) you may have come to a simple conclusion; regardless of your party affiliation, there is no real fundamental difference between the two political parties. The only difference between them is how they spend the money government steals from others, and which rights government decides should be infringed upon. Therefore, if you support government (regardless of which party happens to be in control of it at any given moment) you believe it is acceptable to steal from others to fund things they may disagree with, while depriving others of certain inherent and unalienable rights. Read More

02.18.22- Do You Like Freedom? Mainstream Press Warns
This Likely Makes You Part of "Far-Right Groups"

Matt Agorist

According to Meriam-Webster, the word freedom is defined as the quality or state of being free: such as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action and the liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another. It is the antithesis of control, authoritarianism, and tyranny and its desired ends are paramount to the fostering a more peaceful and just society.

The desire to be free is the very fabric on which societies have constructed and fought for their independence for centuries. While it should seem obvious that the goal of freedom and justice for all is the epitome of what a free society should entail, the idea of freedom has long been a polarizing issue.

Many folks believe that safety is more important than freedom and therefore, they feel that society’s freedom should be limited in exchange for a promise of safety from a governing body. Oddly enough, despite governments failing to achieve this goal — ever — people still willfully relinquish their personal freedoms to the state only to watch that promise of security be broken, almost immediately, every, single, time. Read More

02.17.22- They all “died suddenly” just this past week
(February 8-14)

Mark Crispin Miller

Before we note all those whose “sudden deaths” made news just this past week—“unexpected deaths” with no reported cause, or due to heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, cardiac arrest or swift, aggressive cancers (all known to be “adverse events” post-“vaccination”)—let’s review how this unprecedented global spike in sudden death has been deliberately obscured by “our free press.” 

While honest doctors, nurses, cops, EMTs, nuns and undertakers have attested to this horror, which they have seen, with their own eyes, unfolding daily since the “vaccinations” started, and even though it’s been statistically confirmed, beyond a shadow of a doubt, by official figures from the life insurance industry and the Department of Defense, the media, both corporate and “alternative,” has not just blacked it out, but keeps on struggling to “explain” it all away, with claims that would be laughable, if they were not engaged in systematic Holocaust denial. Read More

02.16.22- The Official Story
Catlin Johnstone

The official story is that we live in a free democracy where our teachers tell us the truth about our nation, our government and our world when we are children, and then the free press continue telling us the truth about our nation, government and world when we are grown, and then every few years we have free and fair elections in which we use this truthful information to make decisions about which politicians and policies to vote for, and it is only by pure coincidence that what we vote for just so happens to benefit the most wealthy and powerful people on the planet. Read More

02.15.22- Scientism and the New Road to Serfdom
David Stockman

It’s long past time for conservative folks to wake up. Today’s great threat to capitalist prosperity, personal liberty and constitutional government as we have known it is not Marxism, socialism or any other variant of traditional left-wing ideology.

The real threat to liberty is more generic. Rather than a specific history-rooted ideology, such as the working class socialism of the early industrial era, the foundational threat has always been the aggrandizement of the state, and the empowerment of the political classes and nomenklatura that thrive upon it, whatever the ideology upon which they justified their will-to-power.

And today the vehicle for that impulse of statist expansion is Scientism — the false claims that economic science, public health science and climate change science, among others, require sweeping increases in state intervention and control. Read More

02.14.22- Separation Or Purge? Sharing A Society With The Political Left Is Impossible
Brandon Smith

Of all the social drivers in history the concept of freedom is the most powerful and fascinating. There are many observable objective truths in the world and it’s always important to recognize them, but the idea of freedom is more rare because it is a universal SUBJECTIVE truth. Meaning, it exists inherently in the majority of individuals; we don’t learn it, we just know it instinctively. Most of us share the experience but there is no microscope or telescope in existence that can observe that experience. We just have to trust it, or perhaps, have faith.

Freedom is not taught to us, we are born with the idea already hardwired. If anything, it has to be conditioned out of us. We can see the aftereffects of the human experience of freedom in the great upheavals that occur when our societies become too rigid, too controlled and too authoritarian. Some will argue that tyrants have no concept of freedom and this debunks the notion that it’s an inherent psychological quality, but this is a misconception. Many tyrants love freedom, but only for themselves. Like an obsessive compulsive, when the average authoritarian sees free movement within the rest of society all he sees is chaos that needs to be micro-managed. He is so mentally unhinged by the existence of independent activity that he is compelled to crush it and impose his brand of “order.” Read More

 

02.12.22- What Happens When Soaring Prices Collide With Tapped-Out Consumers?
John Rubino

Today’s inflation report was, by any measure, horrific. 7% in a country where 2% was, until recently, the upper end of the government’s target range, pretty much guarantees some kind of aggressive response from the Fed (or the bond or currency markets or all of the above).

Here’s the Wall Street Journal’s take on the situation. See if you can spot the flaw in its reasoning:

High inflation is the dark side of the unusually strong economy

Kathy Bostjancic, chief U.S. financial economist at Oxford Economics, said what started as pandemic-specific inflation has now “broadened out across many, many categories both on the goods side of the economy and on the services side.”

“It reflects supply constraints both in the goods market and the labor market but it also is a function of still strong demand, particularly from U.S. consumers,” she added. Read More

02.11.22- Truckers forever
Jon Rappoport

The Canadian convoy of many, many trucks, now in Ottawa, and the many, many people supporting it, can’t be written off as some strange breakout group.

This is a popular movement.

A wave.

A reader suggested it’s time for thousands of doctors and health workers, from all over the world, to step up to the plate and issue statements of strong support.

Absolutely.

BUILD the wave higher.

Show the world what this is: freedom from government tyranny; freedom from a phony medical dictatorship. Read More

02.10.22- 1979 vs 2022: Why interest rate hikes are different
Richard (Rick) Mills

Someone born in 1979 is 43 years old this year.

No doubt they will have lived a full life already, having seen huge political shifts like the fall of communism and the rise of China, witnessed the birth of the Internet and the explosion of e-commerce and social media, and lived through a series of public health crises including AIDS, SARS and COVID-19.

One rather bizarre trend these 43-year-olds will have missed out on, was the hyperinflationary 1970s. Never have they lined up for gasoline, taken on a five-year mortgage financed at 11.25%, or purchased a Canada Savings Bond that promised to pay a whopping 12%. Read More

02.09.22- The $64,000 Question
James Rickards

By now, you probably understand the situation on the Russia-Ukraine border. Close to 100,000 Russian troops have been deployed along Ukraine’s eastern border.

Will Putin invade? What would be the U.S. and NATO response? Those are the $64,000 questions. The answers have massive implications for the economy, markets and potentially civilization itself. That’s not hyperbole.

Russia is the largest nuclear war power on Earth, with about 4,500 warheads. Besides its intercontinental missiles, Russia has intercontinental nuclear bombers and ballistic missile submarines that it can park just off U.S. coasts. Read More

02.08.22- Wake-Up Call
James Howard Kunstler

I must say, I believe the truth of our predicament will grow a whole weirder as we stumble into springtime….

How many times have I reminded you that history is a prankster? Who would have guessed that Canada, demure, inoffensive, shrinking violet among nations, would rise to lead a world-wide revolt against the Satanic dominion of digital neo-Bolshevism? I mean, what else can you call it — this political Saint Vitus Dance sweeping Western Civ that seeks to destroy every constitutional liberty, deprive citizens of life, property, and even language, and reduce every individual to an internet-surveilled and controlled automaton… this global megalomaniacal mental illness posturing as “government?” Read More

02.07.22- Buckle Up: Virtual Signaling As Financial Implosion Looms
Matthew Piepenburg

Numerous animal metaphors (hawk, dove to goat) are employed below to make sense of an otherwise imploding financial “barnyard.” Among such squawking beasts, two financial elites from Goldman Sachs and Bridgewater are making the latest noise; but as we soon discover, it’s just that: Noise.

From Virtue Signaling to Elite Tough-Talk

In recent years, we’ve seen some admittedly questionable virtue signaling on everything from racial tensions to compliance.

I’m thinking of Hollywood’s finest singing John Lennon or Howard Stern and Arnold Schwarzenegger piously criminalizing the.

For many of us, watching the subject-matter clueless pretending at wisdom would be almost comical if it wasn’t otherwise so tragic. Read More

02.05.22- American Media Is a Laughing Stock just like Western “leaders”
Paul Craig Roberts

This morning the presstitute Bloomberg News published a headline: “Live: Russia invades Ukraine.” The dumbshits at Bloomberg, believed their own propaganda. Convinced it was going to happen, Bloomberg had the “invasion” pre-written and up it went on the newswire. The Kremlin spokesman said: “I guess, instead of ‘fake news’, we can now say ‘Bloomberg news.'”

The governments in the Western world, like the Western media, are ridiculously stupid, tyrannical, and opposed to free speech. And unlike their tyrannical forebears–Lenin, Hitler, Mao–they have zero public support–look, for example, at Canada: the capital taken over by truckers and the cowardly prime minister, rejected by the people, in hiding. Read More

02.04.22- Hedging The Decline And Fall Of A Currency
Michael Kosares

“Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.” – John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of Peace (1919)

Hedging the decline and fall of a currency
The baseline case for gold hasn’t changed much in 1700 years Read More

02.03.22- Unbelievable
Brian Maher

We encourage professional economists to embrace a more scientific forecasting regimen. For instance: the formulaic reading of tea leaves, tarot cards, bird entrails and the zodiac signs.

That is because their present instrumentalities of economic divination are botched beyond hope.

The occult sciences could only enhance their prognostications. They certainly would not injure them. Today furnishes additional evidence of economic malpractice…

A Bloomberg survey of economists had forecast that the United States economy would add some 180,000 private payrolls last month.

What did we learn today? Read More

02.02.22- How to Protest Successfully: The 2022 Freedom Convoy
Martin Armstrong

The 2022 Freedom Convoy is underway in Canada as countless truckers have gathered in Ottawa, forming a gridlock. They have a clear agenda and request — repeal all COVID mandates, now! Prime Minister Trudeau cowardly went into hiding before the truckers arrived and now conveniently claims he tested positive for the coronavirus yet again. He can quarantine, but the truckers will be waiting for him once he runs out of excuses to hide.

The truckers have clear demands and leadership. Citizens have warmly welcomed the truckers as they’ve passed through countless towns, with people and churches donating food, shelter, and money to the cause that will benefit everyone, even those outside of Canada. Numerous protestors have declared online that their hotels and nearby eateries no longer require masks and everyone is in the fight together. Read More

02.01.22- We Are All Canadian Truckers Now!
Dr. Ron Paul

We all remember where we were when the Berlin Wall came down. While it may have seemed that communist rule would go on forever, when the people decided that they had enough suddenly the wall fell. Just like that.

Thus it is after two years of Covid authoritarianism that in Canada the largest truck convoy in history has smashed through the Berlin Wall of tyranny. I have watched as the Canada I once respected as a haven for antiwar Americans in the 1960s turned into one of the most repressive countries on earth. I wondered how a freedom-loving people could allow themselves to be abused by these mini-Stalins without a peep.

But then Canada stood up and showed the rest of the world that freedom can triumph over tyranny if the people demand it. As I say, no army can stop an idea whose time has come. Read More

01.31.22- Wokeism Is A Cruel And Dangerous Cult
Victor Davis Hanson

Wokeism’s natural logic is to destroy the lives of people of both genders, of all races, and - if need be - of those of every age, all to leverage an otherwise unworkable ideological agenda...

Wokeism has been described by its critics as the omnipresent use of race—and to a lesser extent, gender—to replace meritocracy and thus ensure equality of result. What follows from implementing that ideology are reparatory actions to reward those of the present by atoning for the injustices done to others in the past. 

Some see it as an update of 1960s cultural Marxism fads. Others scoff that it is just a return to 1980s-style political correctness. 

Still more see it as the logical successor to 1990s-type race, class, and gender obsessions—albeit with a shriller and more dangerous Jacobin, Soviet, and Maoist twist. Wokeism’s hysteria also invites comparisons to the Salem witch trials and McCarthyism. 

But few have described wokeism as the cruel creed that it is. Read More

01.29.22- "YGBSM"
Charles R. Dickens

What luck for rules that men do not think.

“The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes.”

The introductory quotes are from Uncle Adolph, who most people despise, but I admire his ability to bend everyone to his way of thinking. I agree that he was a monster, but brilliant nonetheless. I chose these quotes for a reason I hope will become clear as you read.

I consider Hitler the progenitor of our modern politically partisan press – our lame-stream media. He also pioneered the most powerful mass-marketing process with his Landsmann Heir Goebbels. Together they crafted a diabolically professional and efficient propaganda machine that rationalized the murdered over eleven million Jews and ethnic misfits to further his ‘unification’ programs. Read More

01.28.22- Today’s Two Biggest Challenges to Your Retirement Savings
Peter Reagan

It looks as though the next few years will be a bumpy ride for retirement savers. Not welcome news, considering the fact that today’s “stubbornly, persistently high” inflation looks like it will stick around.

Even worse, some projections we’ve seen forecast a negative annual return on stocks for the next decade.

With news like that, it’s easy to just give up and change your retirement savings strategy to, “Die at my desk.” With the right knowledge, we’re confident Americans can successfully navigate their way through the mess. It’ll most certainly be more challenging. Not impossible.

First, we’ll start with an important update to retirement laws. Then, we’re going to cover two expected hurdles, and discuss the advantages of fine-tuning your retirement savings. Read More

01.27.22- “Nothing Is Rational Anymore”
Brian Maher

The stairs up… and the elevator down.

Here you have the stock market’s general rate of travel, depending upon its direction of travel.

The stock market has lately made tremendous speed — downward.

It has been imprisoned within a plunging elevator car, stark with terror, abandoned to the mercies of merciless gravity.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ascended the staircase to 36,952 by Jan. 5 — just prior to abandoning it for mechanical, accelerated transport.

The doors proceeded to slam closed… a fraying cable relented… and the index began careening earthward. Read More

01.26.22- The Collapse of the American Dream
Martin Armstrong

The American Dream, where once upon a time, was when a parent saved to raise their children to have a perpetual better life than they had. Parents would save for their college education and they pushed their children to achieve. My father began saving the day I was born for my college education and law school.

Americans, no matter the circumstances of their birth, all shared freedom, opportunity, the right to build private businesses and enterprises, and a republic – “Representative Democracy.” We raised our children believing that they had a legitimate opportunity to live a better life than we did predicated upon their own skills and intelligence. We tried to instill a good work ethic, and that would provide good fortune for the future ahead. Read More

01.25.22- Leadership or Lack Thereof…
Charles R. Dickens

China vs. America – A not-so social media post quoting Bill Maher made me consider our leadership style in America. I include a transcript of Mr. Maher’s program below – without permission – for context and clarity.

I find Mr. Bill Maher snarky and smarmy, but he makes perfect sense from time to time.

I believe the following transcript is one of his best monologues.

Why are Americans sleeping? We aren’t sleeping; we are spending our time enabling little boys to become little girls!!! We have the Sec of Defense, responding to an order from the ‘commander in chief,’ designing stylish new uniforms for pregnant ‘soldiers’ and developing racial and gender equity programs. Read More

01.24.22- “Henrietta, Fetch Me My [Metaphorical*] Pitchfork!”
Ben Bartee

Not an incitement to literal violence. Please don’t sue me. I’m not a domestic terrorist.

Wagner, South Dakota, New Year’s Eve 2021, 10:36 a.m.:

Nostalgic local corn farmer and amateur welder, Clarence Nightingale, recalls a simpler time — when old-fashioned justice meant a public execution in the town square.

Mr. Nightingale explained, speaking to ArmageddonProse minority reporter Indigo Watyoka that lately he’s been “feeling the itch”, having become enthusiastic over the [re-enacted] hanging of Wall Street bank executives who have robbed him of the opportunity to make a decent living on his generations-old family farm. Read More

01.22.22- The World Is Now the Opposite of Everything it Is ‘Supposed’ to Be
Gary D. Barnett

“Up was down, black was white, good was bad, day was night.”

George Costanza—Seinfeld “The Opposite”

Comedy is a true reflection of life, and in many ways, humor can be used to explain the unexplainable; to expose the ludicrous nature of constant seriousness, and the fallibility of man from the standpoint of critical reality in a not-so-severe manner.  In order to find the truth, it is sometimes necessary to laugh out loud and at one’s self, and others as well, and in the process, come to see things more clearly.

It has been said that with evil, comes inversion. If this is in fact true, and I believe that it is, we are now living in a time of extreme evil. This world has been turned upside down, as everything seems to be the opposite of what it should be. Where we once had more freedom, we now have more slavery. Where we once were excited about life, we now are depressed. Where we once were a family, we now are alone, and where we once were bold and unafraid, we now live in fear. If everything we are doing is wrong, then doing the opposite should be right. Read More

01.21.22- America Cannot Survive Her Fools and Traitors – Unless…
Justin O. Smith

It’s pretty hard to be positive about America’s chances, when we see so many anti-American people in all walks of life in every major region of the country, doing their dead level best to usher in full blown socialism, if not a totalitarian form of communism, regardless of what it will cost our freedom and liberty.

We’re in a whole heap of trouble, yessirree we are.

You and others may see a ray of hope, but I see the nation descending into a great civil upheaval, more than likely a full blown hot civil war, at any point between now and 2028, possibly 2035 when I suspect the economic situation will rapidly facilitate such a war. All that’s missing is the right spark, but America is sitting on the edge of the abyss peering into the darkness.

Can America pull back from certain disaster. I’m thinking we may already be past the point of no return, but perhaps a major event and some Dark Horse will emerge to change the tide. It’s anyone’s guess at this point.  Read More

01.20.22- Perilous Times
Andrew P. Napolitano

These are perilous times. They are made worse by the government’s political reaction to lawless behavior, which is a greater threat to personal liberty than the behavior it seeks to punish.

Last week, the feds obtained an indictment of 11 members of the Oath Keepers for their role in trashing the Capitol building and attempting to interfere with the functions of government on Jan. 6, 2021. The evidence of their guilt of trashing and obstruction is manifest. The hooligans who invaded the Capitol were lawless by any rational standard.

But did they really agree to overthrow the government by force?

Here is the backstory. Read More

01.19.22- Is the Fed About to Sink Us All?
Jason Bodner

When the Fed speaks, the world listens.

The chair of the Federal Reserve Bank holds the most powerful seat in the world. Sure, POTUS commands all the attention. But no one has a more immediate or long-term impact on asset prices than the Fed chair. Sometimes all it takes is two words.

On December 5, 1996, during the dot-com bubble, then-Fed chair Alan Greenspan made a speech on TV. When he uttered the words “irrational exuberance,” Tokyo markets slid sharply, closing down 3% from the high. The world markets followed suit and took his meaning that markets could be overvalued.

And last week, just the minutes (notes) from the December Fed meeting were released. The language in it was “hawkish,” meaning that money might become tighter soon. The phrase “sooner than anticipated” littered headlines on January 10. That was all it took to cause a big skid for stocks – particularly tech stocks. Read More

01.18.22- A Series Of Unpredictable Things
That May Or May Not Happen In 2022

Bill Blain

“If you don’t think about the future, you cannot have one”

Occasionally the Morning Porridge strikes a lucky insight on markets – this morning here are some thoughts on how 2022 markets and events may or may not develop. If they occur I shall hail myself an investment genius. If not, can we quietly forget them?

Suddenly everyone is talking about China’s escalating Covid Crisis – just how vulnerable the world’s second largest economy has made itself as a result of its draconian Covid Lockdown polices? Blocked ports, closed factories and crashing GDP. Of course, you could have read about that threat a month ago in the Morning Porridge: Where is China Going? Read More

01.17.22- Dog Gone
James Howard Kunstler

So much chatter in the news media these days about who will be “Joe Biden’s” running mate in 2024 — not that there’s anything wrong with his current sidekick — but I’ve got half a mind to throw my own hat in the ring. That’d make two of us with half a mind and a shot at the so-far elusive ideal to govern least… and therefore govern best!

Alas, I lack the connections and the ground-game of a seasoned pol such as Liz Cheney, the current favorite, who dragged her esteemed old daddy, Dick Cheney (“George W. Bush’s brain”) up to Capitol Hill this week, for to schmooze up the Progressive caucus and raise morale among the walking dead. Where Dick Cheney treads, you know war can’t be far behind. That must be what America really needs to pep her up in these days of sagging poll numbers and inflating dollars. War, the ivermectin of politics!

But shall it be a foreign war or a civil war? Isn’t that the question? From the looks of things around “Joe Biden’s” White House, where a weird concrete fortification is being hoisted up on the north lawn as I write, it looks like they’re planning for action on the home front, perhaps a full-out assault by the lurking forces of white supremacy — painted savages in horned head-dresses screaming MAGA-MAGA-MAGA as they loot Dr. Jill’s walk-in closet. Read More

01.15.22- Yet Another Retirement Risk You May Not Be Considering
John Rubino

The most common retirement plan involves making some reasonable investment-return assumptions and then structuring your annual spending to run your nest egg down to zero at age 90 or thereabouts. Ideally, you spend your last dollar on the day you take your last breath.

This works, at least in general terms, because relatively few people live into their 90s. But — in a world where everything else is changing — how solid is that lifespan assumption, and how would its extension affect the typical retirement plan? Consider the mixed feelings of an 85-year-old (and his or her family) if a pill comes along that adds an extra 20 years to life expectancy — without adding a commensurate amount to the recipient’s net worth. In return for those extra years, our hypothetical retiree has morphed from “sunset of a well-planned life” to “massive long-term burden on family and/or taxpayers”.

That’s not how most people want to go out, but it could indeed happen, according to last week’s Wall Street Journal:  Read More

01.14.22- What is a Parallel Economy? [A Road Map]
St. Diogenes

Participating in a society’s economy is essential to everyone’s livelihood. But what happens when the ire of Cancel Culture, or an increasingly oppressive government, sets its crosshairs on a large section of society? A Parallel Economy is born.

A Parallel Economy is an economic system which functions outside the purview of the sanctioned economy. Other names for this are: The black market, the shadow market, or the underground. Parallel economies not only emerge from the desire to profit from illicit activities, they also spring from necessity when a portion of society is shunned from participating in the mainstream economic system.

Considering the current socio-political climate, one in which “vaccine passports” are being implemented in countries around the world, people are “de-banked” for expressing heterodox ideas, and careers are terminated for refusing to acquiesce to medical fascism, the need- and demand- for a true parallel economy is becoming ever clearer. Read More

01.13.22- Bad News, Good News and More Bad News
Jim Rickards

It’s now 2022 and we’re still dealing with COVID-19 – the number 19 being short for 2019. Lockdowns didn’t stop it, masks didn’t stop it, vaccines didn’t stop it.

In fact, daily caseloads are now higher than they were in the spring of 2020. As always, the virus goes where it wants to go.

The latest variant, the Omicron variant, is a good news, bad news situation.

The bad news is in the headlines every day. Omicron is highly contagious. It’s racing through communities and major cities with amazing speed. That should come as no surprise. Read More

01.12.22- After the Storm
Raúl Ilargi Meijer

With Omicron taking over at lightning speed, and what we know about it from South Africa and Denmark, it would seem that we can relax. It’s reported to be 100x less deadly than Alpha/Delta, and perhaps less deadly than the common flu. If you’ve had Alpha/Delta, you can still get Omicron, but an Omicron infection appears to make you immune to Alpha/Delta.

As far as we can see, nobody’s dying from Omicron, intubations are rare at best, and positive tests, even if they do end up in hospital, are mostly released as fast as they came in. It’s simply over. It’ll take another few weeks for this to become impossible to ignore, but it’s already there. A number of voices have called for treating it like the flu; Spain appears to have made that its official policy.

It’s over. And media, politicians and “experts” will need to jockey for position. They will not apologize for all the fear induced, or the human rights broken, they will make you believe that their new position is perfectly in line with what they’ve done over the past two years, and all that has changed is “The Science”.Read More

01.11.22- NASA, ET and the Vatican
Joseph P. Farrell

I’m taking an odd chance today to blog about a story that caught my eye over the Christmas break, and that I had fully intended to blog about, and then the heart attack happened. But I still want to blog about it, and as I mentioned, I will do as many blogs/week as I am capable.  That may add up to zero, or seven, I do not know. Today at least I have a little residual energy. so here we go.

Many of you noticed this story and passed it along, so I’d like to thank all of you for doing so. What’s the story? NASA, it seems, is hiring “theologians” to help it determine what to do in case “we” encounter  “them” “out there” in the future. But there’s a catch, and it makes me very skeptical: Read More

01.10.22- Despotism Is The New Normal:
Looming Threats To Freedom In 2022

John W. Whitehead

“Looking at the present, I see a more probable future: a new despotism creeping slowly across America. Faceless oligarchs sit at command posts of a corporate-government complex that has been slowly evolving over many decades. In efforts to enlarge their own powers and privileges, they are willing to have others suffer the intended or unintended consequences of their institutional or personal greed. For Americans, these consequences include chronic inflation, recurring recession, open and hidden unemployment, the poisoning of air, water, soil and bodies, and, more important, the subversion of our constitution."

- Bertram Gross, Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America

Despotism has become our new normal.

Digital tyranny, surveillance. Intolerance, cancel culture, censorship. Lockdowns, mandates, government overreach. Supply chain shortages, inflation. Police brutality, home invasions, martial law. The loss of bodily integrity, privacy, autonomy.

These acts of tyranny by an authoritarian government have long since ceased to alarm or unnerve us. We have become desensitized to government brutality, accustomed to government corruption, and unfazed by the government’s assaults on our freedoms. Read More

01.08.22- What The Great Ammunition Shortage
Says About Inflation

Matt Stoller

Concentration is increasing prices and keeping them high. The ammunition duopoly and the "Great Ammunition Shortage" is just one example.

Covid has done a lot of things to our society. But talk to anyone who enjoys hunting, and they’ll tell you one of result is the ‘Great Ammunition Shortage of 2021.’ "5.56 ammunition for an AR-15 used to be about 33 cents a round," said Mark Oliva, director of public affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. "Now you're looking at closer to almost a dollar a round. So it is much more expensive and it is much more difficult to find ammunition."

One of the more interesting questions in the discussion over inflation is the relationship between concentration and pricing changes. Most economists believe that supply shocks are increasing profits, but that this increase will serve as an inducement to more productive capacity. "Capitalism is on our side,” said economist Alan Blinder in the Wall Street Journal. “Shortages raise prices, but high prices create opportunities for profit, which attract capitalists to alleviate the shortages." If Blinder were correct, then one would expect lots of new productive capacity and new entrants into this market. Read More

01.07.22- This Is What Happens When Millions Of Workers Disappear From The System…
Michael Snyder

We were warned that this would happen.  In 2021, millions of Americans either quit their jobs or were forced out of their positions because of various mandates that were implemented all over the country.  And as I discussed earlier this week, countless other workers either died or became incapacitated last year.  As a result, our society is descending into a state of utter chaos and basic services are breaking down all around us.

Let me give you a perfect illustration of what I am talking about.  On Sunday, a man in St. Louis called 911 because his brother needed to go to the hospital, and it took 10 hours for the ambulance to get there…

A St. Louis man said it took 10 hours for an ambulance to arrive to help his brother who fell ill Sunday afternoon.

Jesse Shaw said his older brother, Wilbert, is now in the hospital fighting for his life. Shaw said his brother woke up in so much pain, he couldn’t move. Read More

01.06.22- Hell to Pay — for Decades
Jeffrey Tucker

It’s been the most astonishing two weeks for American public life. The best way I can describe this is by observation.

In the Northeast of the U.S., and in many other parts of the country, everywhere you go right now, you see sick people milling around.

After two years of work to control the spread, after brutal shutdowns of the whole country — shutdowns that happened two years too early, as judged by actual case trends! — COVID is here.

Not just here. It is everywhere.

The case counts are beyond anything anyone on the planet could have imagined a year or two ago. The spikes make everything that came before look like child’s play. Read More

01.05.22- The Wuhan Crystal Ball
Charles R. Dickens

Once upon a time, in the 16th Century, a French apothecary called Nostradamus used a strange process to predict the future. He’d enter a trance-like state and transcribe his visions – prophecies – into a bazaar four-line prose. Most folks found it unintelligible, but what they could decipher was usually wrong.

His record – 11 hits for 942 predictions.

Forecasting the future is a brutal way to make a living because the fulfillment of your prophecies isn’t revealed for years, decades, and sometimes centuries. Fortunately, like another seer in this commentary, Nostradamus was a very wealthy man. 

Financial independence allows one the latitude to follow atypical or peculiar pursuits, like foretelling the future. Nostradamus’ prognostications concerned the distant future; our other clairvoyant has more profitable near-term interests. Being a chemist or a doctor is an honorable profession; being a paid prevaricator is not. Read More

01.04.22- What if the largest experiment on human beings in history is a failure?
Dr. Robert Malone

A report from an Indiana life insurance company raises serious concerns.

A seasoned stock analyst colleague texted me a link today, and when I clicked it open, I could hardly believe what I was reading.  What a headline.  “Indiana life insurance CEO says deaths are up 40% among people ages 18-64”. 

This headline is a nuclear truth bomb masquerading as an insurance agent’s dry manila envelope full of actuarial tables.

People frequently write to Jill and myself. People we have never met.  They call, they arrive at the farm by appointment or unannounced, they fill our email in boxes with their inquiries. They all want something; time, attention, an interview.  Many want to tell us about their fear, illness, nightmares, or (what often seems like) outright paranoid conspiracies.  And then, over time, these fears and “conspiracies” keep getting confirmed.  As Jan Jekielek (a senior editor with The Epoch Times) recently said to me, it is getting harder and harder to tell which ones are mere conspiracy theories and which are true reality. Read More

01.03.22- Reflections On Another Year Of Covidian Lies & How The Truth Will Ultimately Prevail
Rob Slane

As we come to the end of the second year in Covidia, I reflect on just how much the instigators of the entire scam have managed to reshape reality in an amazingly short timeframe, such that what was considered normal 12 months ago is now considered abnormal, and what was considered abnormal 12 months ago is now seen as normal.

For instance, had one predicted 12 months ago that after “vaccinating” the elderly and those considered vulnerable, which was the “route back to freedom”, the Johnson Regime and countless others around the world would:

    1. Proceed to push the injection onto all adults

    2. Move on to getting it into children

    3. Make thousands jobless who do not wish to partake in the experiment

    4. Begin the introduction of Vaccine Passports

    5. Announce that the allegedly 95% effective products wane so quickly they’ll need to be taken every few months

    6. Start talking about the possibility of mandatory jabs

    7. Reintroduce the restrictions that these injections were supposed to do away with

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01.01.22- The Prospect of World War III
David Stockman

Are these people so abysmally ignorant of history, geography, economics and the wherewithal of a true national security threat that they think the map below is worth WWIII?

Ukraine has never had stable borders, nor has it been a longstanding independent nation state. In fact, for hundreds of years under the czars and commissars alike, Ukraine was at best a vassal state and mostly a provincial satrapy of Moscow. Its current borders were actually drawn to precision by Communist apparatchiks during the Soviet era and thereafter embraced by the Kiev government that emerged in 1991 when the Soviet Union suddenly evaporated.

Ukraine’s history can be summarized as follows:

  • 700 or so years as a meandering set of borders in search of a country (1200 AD to 1922);
  • 69 years as an administrative appendage of totalitarian Soviet rulers in Moscow, who purged Tartars and replanted Russians in the eastern regions along the way;
  • 23 years as a happenstance nation-state that fell into existence when the biggest and most evil empire in history collapsed overnight (1991–2014); and
  • 7 years as a pretext for Washington interventionists, neocons and anti-Trump Dems to rekindle cold war fears, the better to keep hideously swollen national security budgets firmly in place. Read More

12.31.21- Thanks To Omicron, The Price Increases Of 2022 Will Be More Painful Than Anything We Have Experienced Before
Michael Snyder

Most people simply do not understand that we really are moving into a long-term economic emergency.  So much of the economic optimism that fueled rallies in the financial markets throughout 2022 was based on a belief that the COVID pandemic would soon be brought to an end.  Well, that obviously has not happened.  After everything that has been done, the COVID pandemic in the United States is now worse than ever.  In fact, on Wednesday there were 465,470 newly confirmed cases in the United States alone.  That shattered the old daily record by more than 100,000.  The Omicron variant is spreading like wildfire, and this is going to cause mass panic during the early stages of 2022.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what this is going to mean for the economy.  Fear of Omicron is going to weigh heavily on production all over the globe, and so there will be less stuff available for us to buy.  Meanwhile, fear of Omicron is also likely to make our supply chain crisis even worse.  It will be even more of a challenge to move goods around the globe in a timely manner, and that is going to mean even more empty shelves. Read More

12.30.21- Why Retiring In 2022 Could Be
the Worst Decision of Your Life

Birch Gold Group

If you were planning on retiring in 2022 or soon after that, thanks to several recent economic developments, now might be the worsttime to do that.

Ron Surz is an industry veteran with a niche focus on baby boomers (Americans born 1946-1964). Surz has managed target date funds for 401(k) plans since 2008. He recently issued a warning to prospective retirees:

This is a perilous time. There has never been a worse time to retire. We’d be really lucky if the baby boomers made it through the decade without suffering a big market loss.

According to one report from the Insured Retirement Institute that focused entirely on the baby boomer generation, Surz might be right:

Only 55 percent of boomers have any money saved for retirement, and almost one-half of the 45 percent who do not have retirement savings did have savings at one time. Read More

12.29.21- The Unvaccinated Are Idiots?
Brian J. Foley

Tony Blair recently graced us with his insight that anyone who still refuses to get vaccinated is an “idiot.”

“Frankly, if you’re not vaccinated at the moment and you’re eligible and you’ve got no health reason for not being vaccinated, you’re not just irresponsible, I mean you’re an idiot.”

Blair’s claim can be dismissed based on his dishonest character. He perpetrated fraud and murder two decades ago by lying that Iraq had WMD and was aiming to nuke us.

But let’s look at the merits: Is Tony lying again? Is it idiotic not to get vaccinated?

There’s no longer any debate: these “vaccines” don’t prevent transmission. COVID-19 and its “variants” are being spread by the vaccinated. So getting vaccinated won’t “protect others.” Read More

12.28.21- Stop and Assess
James Howard Kunstler

Reality is penetrating the fog and fury of propaganda spewed out over cable-TV news in what may be the last desperate full-out campaign to sell “vaccines” to the credulous. Omicron is a bust, despite the shrieking about overstuffed hospitals (they’re not) in The New York Times.

Just as there is a crack-up boom in the final stage of a financial crisis, there is a climactic surge of hysteria in the Covid-19 war against Western Civ. Now, Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing proof-of-vaxx for US air travel because, “[a] vaccine requirement for a person getting on the plane is just another level of getting people to have a mechanism that would spur them to get vaccinated…” he laid it out on ABC News’s This Week show Sunday with Jonathan Karl. Read More

12.27.21- Sleepwalking Into the Abyss in 2022
Charles Hugh Smith

What would be truly optimistic would be to surrender our dependence on asset bubbles and malinvested debt to prop up an unstable delusion of effortless "wealth." 

The most sacred liturgy of American culture is to always be positive and optimistic. The greatest taboo is breaking this sacred duty to say something upbeat and optimistic; it is acceptable (barely) to make awkwardly negative observations, but only if you immediately follow up the negative comments with a treacly, double-serving of sugary optimism: for example, inflation is transitory, the economy is growing strongly, wages are rising, etc. 

And so we sleepwalk into 2022, ill-prepared to deal with reality which most annoyingly continues responding to systemic dynamics no matter how much sugary optimism is spread around. Read More

12.25.21- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s Lesson on Individualism
Robert Jarvis

In 1964, NBC aired what would become one of the most beloved Christmas TV specials that has withstood the test of time with incredible stop-motion animation, sets, and colourful characters, all having been enjoyed by generations.

The story and one song in particular, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” teach us about how being an individualist and thinking differently from the crowd can often lead to a better outcome.

We follow the story about Donner, Santa’s most trusted sleigh leader, and his wife when they celebrate the arrival of a new fawn which they name Rudolph. When it is discovered that Rudolph’s nose glows red, Donner becomes scared of what others will say, and tries to hide his son’s deformity.

At the same time we meet one of Santa’s elves, Hermey, who is more interested in dentistry than in making toys. Read More

12.24.21- The Greatest Gift For All
Paul Craig Roberts

Christmas is a time of traditions. If you have found time in the rush before Christmas to decorate a tree, you are sharing in a relatively new tradition. Although the Christmas tree has ancient roots, at the beginning of the 20th century only 1 in 5 American families put up a tree. It was 1920 before the Christmas tree became the hallmark of the season. Calvin Coolidge was the first President to light a national Christmas tree on the White House lawn.

Gifts are another shared custom. This tradition comes from the wise men or three kings who brought gifts to baby Jesus. When I was a kid, gifts were more modest than they are now, but even then people were complaining about the commercialization of Christmas. We have grown accustomed to the commercialization. Christmas sales are the backbone of many businesses. Gift giving causes us to remember others and to take time from our harried lives to give them thought. The decorations and gifts of Christmas are one of our connections to a Christian culture that has held Western civilization together for 2,000 years. Read More

12.23.21- How to Use the Markets to Your Advantage
Nomi Prins

Maria’s Note: Maria Bonaventura here, Rogue Economics’ senior managing editor. I’m thrilled to welcome our new editor, Nomi Prins. Nomi is a best-selling author and financial journalist. But once, she was a Wall Street insider…

Nomi worked as a managing director at Goldman Sachs… ran the international analytics group as a senior managing director at Bear Stearns in London… and was a strategist at Lehman Brothers and an analyst at the Chase Manhattan Bank.

Over the next few weeks, Nomi will show you why she left her career as a global investment banker… and set out to demystify the world of money.

And, going forward, you’ll hear from Nomi and her team every day in these pages. They’ll shed light on the ways the elite few manipulate the financial system to serve their own interests, at the expense of everyone else. Read More

12.22.21- COVID Propaganda Roundup: The War on Christmas
Ben Bartee

The latest updates on the “new normal” – chronicling the lies, distortions, and abuses by the ruling class.

In high school circa ’04 while the other kids managed their Xanga pages and MySpace Top 8’s (back when social media was all fun and games, before the MetaVerse threatened to digitally conquer the world), I watched Big Daddy Patriarch Bill O’Reilly.

Bill drove hard to the paint, especially that one time when he decided to DO IT LIVE! Read More

12.21.21- Leading Cause of Death for Americans Aged 18-45 is NOT Covid—It’s Fentanyl
Matt Agorist

Because the state enforces a drug war which outlaws far safer alternatives, fentanyl has taken the illegal drug market by storm and these synthetic opioids that are extremely dangerous are flooding the streets and leaving piles of bodies in their wake. Make no mistake, fentanyl is dangerous and kills people by the thousands but the government’s response to it is causing far more harm than good.

Instead of realizing the dangers brought on by enforcing a war on drugs which has led to the thriving illicit fentanyl market, the state resorts to violence, fear tactics and propaganda to unsuccessfully scare people into compliance.

Well, the state need no longer use propaganda as new data from the federal government is shocking enough by itself. “Families Against Fentanyl,” an opioid awareness organization, analyzed the data from U.S. government sources and that found that suicide, car accidents, and gun violence — which used to be the top killers of folks aged 18-45 — have taken a back seat to the new number one killer: fentanyl. Read More

12.20.21- Condition Red Revisited:
White Male Erasure in Advertising

Edmund Connelly, Ph. D.

One year ago, I wrote a massive 7,000-word photo essay demonstrating the disappearance of White males in visual advertising and related areas. It really is a stunning development and simply can’t be missed. From The Occidental Observer, it was picked up by The Unz Review and became my most viewed and commented upon essay I’ve ever done, garnering 730 comments. And I think that’s fair because it was highly informative, visual, intense, and it explained who was deliberately airbrushing the White male out of the mediagenerated visual arena as part of a brutal War on Whites. That long photo essay is even more necessary now because over the last twelve months, there has emerged an unfortunate error in that far too many pro-White writers are now directly blaming blacks for their visual replacement of White males. Blacks, however, have zero agency in this war and are obviously being used as frontline shock troops against the White race, as they have been since the end of the Civil War. The real power, of course, belongs to world Jewry. Read More

12.18.21- Meet Ghislaine: Daddy’s Girl
Whitney Webb

Absent from mainstream discourse on Ghislaine Maxwell’s ongoing trial is any mention of the ties, not only of herself, but her family, to Israeli intelligence. Those ties, forged by Ghislaine’s father Robert Maxwell, are critical to understanding Ghislaine’s history and her role in Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual blackmail and trafficking network.

The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged madam of Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual blackmail and sex trafficking network, has attracted considerable mainstream and independent media attention, though not as much as one might expect given the level of media attention that surrounded Epstein’s 2019 arrest and death or given the public interest in the Epstein/Maxwell scandal and its broader implications. Read More

12.17.21- 7 Signs That War With Russia Just Got Even Closer
Michael Snyder

In this article I am going to write about something that the vast majority of the U.S. population couldn’t care less about.  Sadly, most Americans simply do not care about Ukraine, Russia’s military preparations for war, or pretty much anything else that is happening on the other side of the globe.  But over in Russia, things are completely different.  There is constant talk about the potential for war with the west, and there is a lot of pessimism that it will be able to be avoided.

To the Russians, this really is the biggest crisis with the west since the Cuban missile crisis of the 1960s.  The Russians have repeatedly warned that western missiles must not be stationed in Ukraine, and they have repeatedly warned that Ukraine must not become a member of NATO.

They are using the same rationale that we used during the Cuban missile crisis.  We didn’t want the Russians to have missiles in Cuba that could potentially hit our major cities within just a matter of a few minutes, and likewise the Russians don’t want missiles in Ukraine that could potentially hit their major cities within just a matter of a few minutes. Read More

12.16.21- Christmas Cookie Inflation Index, 2021 Update
Charles Marohn

“To keep growth going, we sacrificed in the present and we borrowed from our future. Both of those actions only made us more dependent on the realization of that future growth. This is one reason why our economy has become a series of recurring crises and panics whenever growth starts to slow.”

— Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity

Last year, I published the first Christmas Cookie Inflation Index, drawing on data I collected in 2019 and updated in 2020. It was a nice article where I shared the story of my dear grandmothers and their Christmas baking, a tradition I picked up and adapted after they passed away. I’ve been baking for a couple weeks now this year, and look forward to sharing the results of my labor with friends and family.

In last year’s article, I wrote that “Americans are being gaslit about inflation.” In my assessment, we were more than a decade past the “there won’t be inflation” phase and were well established in the “there is no inflation” part of the narrative. When you give rich people money, the stuff that rich people buy—stocks, real estate, yachts, art—goes up in price. Read More

12.15.21- The Great Supply Chain Collapse
Jim Rickards

What’s at the root of the supply chain breakdown? That’s a critical question but the answer is almost irrelevant. The supply chain is a complex dynamic system of immense scale. It is of a complexity comparable to the climate as a system.

This means that exact cause and effect cannot be computed because the processing power needed exceeds the combined processing power of every computer in the world.

Most people have some notion of how supply chains work, but few understand how extensive, complex and vulnerable they are. If you go to the store to buy a loaf of bread, you know that the bread did not mystically appear on the shelf.

It was delivered by a local bakery, put on the shelf by a clerk, you carried it home and served it with dinner. That’s a succinct description of a supply chain – from baker to store to home. Read More

12.14.21- Flood-tide of Darkness
James Howard Kunstler

The frenzy around the Christmas holiday conceals deeper currents running through advanced techno-industrial societies like froth on the surface of a raging river that surges with dangerous, hidden flotsam. We’re informed that the next James Bond might be a transsexual. But, you see, it’s not just that Hollywood is running out of gimmicks for its floundering “franchises,” but rather that there has been no place for men these days in the struggle to prevent civilization from drowning. The lifeguards are cancelled. All that’s left in the commotion of the flood is the shrieking of women.

Thus, the hysteria over Trumpism. America actually needed a rescue operation and, defective as he was personality-wise, Mr. Trump rose above the surge and called for exactly that, and was pulled under for the effrontery of saying so. It was a bad time to be a man standing out among men. The torrent is in charge now, not the people bobbing and flailing in it. Ride it out, if you can. By and by, the flood will subside and the survivors will be cast back on shore. The shrieking women will also subside, because the men will tell them to cut it out. And then the men and women will go forth reconstructing the human project here in North America. Read More

12.13.21- Renowned virologist warns of ‘collapse of our health system’ due to complications from COVID vaccines
Patrick Delaney

Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche warned of the damage being done to the immune systems of the vaccinated, and the inevitable grave consequences that would result.(LifeSiteNews) — A renowned virologist and former senior officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently warned against the dangers of the experimental COVID-19 gene-transfer vaccines, encouraged the un-jabbed to “stay unvaccinated,” and predicted an inevitable “collapse of our health system” due to health complications in the vaccinated.

Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche, who once worked as a senior program manager for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and has been considered one of the most talented vaccine creators in the world, issued a video “Message to Austria” on November 20 to coincide with a large rally in Vienna opposing new lockdown measures. Read More

12.11.21- The FBI Can Access Your Personal Data in 15 Minutes
Martin Armstrong

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) can legally access your “secure messaging app content,” according to a new report by The Epoch Times.  In fact, it would only take officers about 15 minutes to access the contents of iMessages to collect metadata from WhatsApp. Our phones and personal electronic devices can provide agents with our location, contacts, pictures, search history, and more. Numerous people believe that encryption is one-dimensional and their messages are secure.

There are different forms of encryption and ways to bypass poorly encrypted software. People believed iMessage was secure due to Apple’s encryption, but automatic cloud backups are not encrypted and can be accessed. WhatsApp only began offering encryption backup in September, and the feature is not the default setting. The FBI document noted that search warrants could provide them with backup encryption keys as well. Read More

12.10.21- Twelve Months: Rome Wasn’t Destroyed in a Day
Charles R. Dickens

…all for 30 pieces of Silver!

Since the end of the War of Northern Aggression, American’s have been conflicted. When this nation armed itself to proclaim that ‘might makes right,’ even at home, we entered a perpetual battle for our country. The actors change, but not the stakes. This civil war fractured this country irreparably. Just as then, the ultimate goal is control, and the DemoSocs are about to have it all. 

In that war, the opposing sides used crude weapons by today’s standards. Thank God we’ve evolved; now, we use technology to lay waste to our country and each other.

Any tool is only as good or moral as the person using it, and the DemoSocs are masters of most high-tech media forms and formats, especially those who control them. Technology is a massively powerful tool and will be the ruination of America. Actually, I can say the same for both major parties. They’re like sixteen-year-olds with a bottle of Bourbon and the keys to a Corvette.Read More

12.09.21- Why You Could Suffer from Social Security “Sticker Shock” in 2022
Birch Gold Group

Mainstream media has been making a big deal about Social Security’s cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) for next year. “Biggest jump since 1983,” according to at least one source.

While it’s a fact that the 5.9% COLA is substantial when compared to prior years, once inflation is factored in, beneficiaries will experience “sticker shock.”

Let’s take a brief look at a few reasons why that will be the case, starting with average payment amounts. Read More

12.08.21- Elon Musk: “Civilization Is Going To Crumble”
Michael Snyder

Even billionaires like Elon Musk can see that the current state of affairs is completely and utterly unsustainable.  If we stay on the path that we are on, and there are absolutely no indications that we plan to reverse course, societal collapse is inevitable.  In fact, as I detail on a regular basis, societal collapse has already begun all around us.  Unfortunately, most people still can’t bring themselves to admit that it is actually happening.

I don’t always agree with everything that Elon Musk does or says, but he is certainly a very interesting guy.

He is not afraid to anger the establishment, and he often expresses opinions which run counter to the dominant narratives of our day.

For example, he just told the Wall Street Journal that our declining birth rates are “one of the biggest risks to civilization”Read More

12.07.21- The Perfect Con Job
Charles Hugh Smith

One of the most famous examples of smart people being sucked into a bubble and losing a packet as a result is Isaac Newton’s forays in and out of the 1720 South Sea Bubble that is estimated to have sucked in 80–90% of the entire pool of investors in England.

Some have claimed that Newton did not buy early in 1711, sell in April 1720 for a nice profit and then sink the majority of his substantial fortune in the bubble as it peaked in summer, then suffering heavy losses as the bubble popped in September, but evidence supports this chain of events.

Newton “bought the dip” on the way up and then added to his position as the mania rolled over, making his final fatal purchase as a “buy the dip” just before the “last chance to exit” spike — which is precisely the point the current bubble has finally reached, when everyone is all in and “buying the dip” to increase the profits that everyone agrees are essentially guaranteed because the Fed. Read More

12.06.21- Sound Money Is A Prerequisite To Peace, Prosperity,
And Freedom

Patrick Barron

There are many good recommendations promoted by Austrian school economists for improving the economy. Although we enjoy successes periodically, most--such as deregulating trucking and airline pricing--involve eliminating previous government interventions. These successes are to be celebrated, of course. But no one can deny that government intervention into the economy has continued, despite these occasional success stories.

The reason Big Government has continued to grow is that it controls money production. Not only does government grow in terms of spending, regulations, and interventions everywhere (both internally and overseas), but it threatens our very freedoms. In other words, government's control of money is diametrically opposed to peace, prosperity, and freedom and eventually will destroy our republican democracy. For this reason, returning to sound money--i.e., money that is created by the private market, is part and parcel of the market, and is controlled by no one--should be goal number one for every lover of peace, prosperity, and freedom. Nothing less than the survival of our western-style way of life is at stake. Read More

12.04.21- Why Web3 Will Change Everything (In Plain English)
Deep Pulusani

Some notes before we start: the term web3 today is sometimes used synonymously to mean cryptocurrency, blockchain tech, virtual reality/augmented reality & the metaverse. I find that people already have a more intuitive understanding of how VR/AR may change the future. Therefore, I’ll only be writing about how crypto & blockchain tech in the context of web3 will transform the future, since it’s a bit more challenging to understand and abstract in its concepts.

Often this subject is explained with technical specifications or more commonly with political terms, ideas about liberty, decentralization, censorship, and power. These are all important; but what ultimately determines if web3 powered by crypto is the future lies in the economic and productive value it brings, the increases in quality of life it can achieve. These are the aspects I hope to make clear. Read More

12/03.21- The Next Stage: Financializing Nature
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell

You will want to pay attention to this article that was shared by K.M., because it represents the next step in crony crapitalism, and because it’s by one of my favorite researchers, F. William Engdahl:

Wall Street’s Diabolical Plan to Financialize all of Nature

Before diving into this article, I want to bring something to the reader’s attention, something that I hope he will bear in mind as he reads this article because it bears directly on it. That something is “weather manipulation,” including that weather manipulation that occurs via financial instruments such as weather derivatives.  With that in mind, let’s extract a few paragraphs seriatim from Engdahl’s article that explain what the next financial jackboot to drop will be: Read More

12.02.21- A Clearer Breakdown of What This Infrastructure Bill Is Really Funding
Corey Lynn

On November 5, 2021, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R.3684) which was signed by the President on November 15. Yet another $1.2 trillion in nefarious “investments” to keep the money presses rolling. Most media sources summarize the 2740-page bill by lumping everything into spending categories, while leaving out some of the most critical data that shows what they really intend to fund. This report breaks down several key data and funding points, while drawing attention to some of the more questionable allocations.

This Infrastructure Bill also reveals how the entire transportation system is going to have control over what everyone drives including vehicle-to-grid 5G technology with kill switches installed, when they drive, access to transportation, an integrated payment system including a per-mile driving fee, the evolution of autonomous vehicles, buses, truck lines, and Amtrak’s expansion to reduce vehicles on the road. This bill boasts 27 pilot programs they want to document and roll into legislation for additional future control, and their “Build Back Better Bill” would provide the added funding for some of them, if that bill manages to get passed through the Senate. Read More

12.01.21- Here Comes the “Omicron” Variant
Jim Rickards

Last Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 905 points, or 2.53%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes had similar falls, about 2.25% each.

It was the worst Black Friday performance in history.

Usually stocks rally on news of shoppers breaking down doors to buy bargains. The reason for the decline was reported to be new fears of the COVID pandemic in the form of the so-called omicron variant.

This omicron variant was first identified in South Africa, but it has spread widely already. The small number of actual cases is not a source of comfort. What matters is the exponential spread of the caseload, not the actual numbers.

With exponential spread, the total caseload will overwhelm public health systems in a matter of weeks. Read More

11.30.21- Millions Of Americans Are Scrambling To Become Independent Of The System As It Collapses All Around Them
Michael Snyder

Once upon a time, all of the major institutions in our society were running super smoothly, and most people could rely on the fact that they would always be there when they were needed.  But now things are going haywire everywhere that you turn.  We are in the midst of the worst supply chain crisis in our entire history, the crime and violence in our largest urban areas is starting to spiral out of control, millions upon millions of our fellow citizens are absolutely seething with hate, and this pandemic is causing officials to make extremely irrational decisions that would have been unthinkable during “normal times”.  Earlier today, I was horrified to hear that one of my readers had just been denied access to a local hospital.  He was taking his wife in for a very important reason, but there were people at the entrance that were checking the vaccination status of everyone that attempted to enter.  He and his wife had not been vaccinated, and so they were turned away. Read More

11.29.21- Decoding Omicron
Chris Martenson

Everything We Know (and Don't Know) About the Latest Variant of Concern

Part I of this exclusive report details what we know about the new SARS-CoV-2 ‘variant of concern’.

News of this new variant absolutely smashed across the world stage on Wednesday/Thursday of the US Thanksgiving holiday week.

The wall of coverage was intense and saturating. Every major print and news video outlet in every western nation covered this new variant in-depth and in urgent, if not overtly fearful tones.

Even ‘weather.com’ managed to sneak out an “everything you need to know” article in just a few hours. Read More

11.27.21- As America Goes Through World's Biggest Power Grab Since Attila The Hun, Doctors And Scientists Speak Words Of Truth About 'The Vax' That For Most Americans Will Be Too Hard To Handle
Don Boys, Ph.D.

Those Pushing For Tyranny Will Never Tell Us What 'The Vax' REALLY Does To The Human Body 

I have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 and will not do so, but not because I am anti-vaccine. I have had dear friends die of COVID who had not been vaccinated, and others died who got the jab, dying of COVID.

Others did not get COVID but were sick in bed for weeks because of the vaccine. Read More

11.26.21- The Profound Health Benefits of Being Grateful
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Gratitude is a simple practice that can have profound effects on your health and well-being. Its underpinnings are believed to be principles of cooperation that were pivotal in the development of human communication and social reciprocity, and the ability to experience gratitude to others is a fundamental feature of human cognition.

The positive effects linked to gratitude include social, psychological and physical benefits, which increase the more you make gratitude a regular part of your daily routine.

“The limits to gratitude’s health benefits are really in how much you pay attention to feeling and practicing gratitude,” noted neuroscientist Glenn Fox, Ph.D., a gratitude expert at the University of Southern California. “It’s very similar to working out, in that the more you practice, the better you get. The more you practice, the easier it is to feel grateful when you need it.” Read More

11.25.21- Slightly Up From Slavery
Doug Casey

To eliminate misunderstanding as to what taxes are, it is helpful to define the word “theft.” One good definition is “the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods of another.” The definition does not go on to say, “unless you’re the government.”

There is no difference, in principle, between the State taking property and a street gang doing so, except that the State’s theft is “legal” and its agents are immune from prosecution. Many people do not accept that analogy, because the government is widely viewed as being of, for, and by the people, even though it’s also acknowledged as acting badly from time to time.

Suppose a mugger demanded your wallet, perhaps because he needed money to buy a new car and threatened you with violence if you weren’t forthcoming. Everyone would call that a criminal act. Suppose, however, the mugger said he wanted the money to buy himself food. Would it still be theft? Suppose now that he said he wanted your wallet to feed another hungry person, not himself. Would it still be theft? Read More

11.24.21- Here’s one tiny example of how absurd
Build Back Better is

Simon Black

In early January 1964, barely six weeks after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, US President Lyndon Johnson delivered a speech to the American people in which he declared an “unconditional war.”

But he didn’t declare war on Vietnam. Or Cuba. Or the Soviet Union.

Johnson declared war on poverty.

And in his State of the Union address he told his fellow Americans that it would take more than “a single piece of legislation” to eradicate poverty.

So they got to work preparing a series of expensive programs to create jobs, build affordable housing, establish new entitlement programs, and invest in vocational training.

It goes without saying that this spending bonanza kicked off a steep increase in inflation. But more importantly it turns out that most of these programs were utter failures. Read More

11.23.21- Hapless Biden Administration Is Weimar Republic on Way to U.S. Fascism
Finian Cunningham

The soaring economic inflation and social woes under the Biden administration point to a disastrous outcome awaiting the United States.

The embrace of political extremism by the Republican Party in the United States has Constitutional historians worried about the drift towards fascism. If that’s the case then the hapless Biden administration may go down in history as the imitation of the Weimar Republic before the rise of American fascism.

This week saw two examples of how the Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln has descended into something of an extremist cult.

A Republican congressman, Paul Gosar (R-Arizona), was formally sanctioned for posting an edited cartoon video depicting him murdering another lawmaker, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York City). The video also showed Gosar wielding swords in a bloody attack on President Joe Biden. Read More

11.22.21- The Politics of Obedience
Brian Maher

“A people enslaves itself, cuts its own throat, when, having a choice between being vassals and being free men, it deserts its liberties and takes on the yoke, gives consent to its own misery, or, rather, apparently welcomes it.”

We believe the 16th-century French political theorist Étienne de La Boétie hooked onto a truth here.

We plucked this passage from his masterly work The Politics of Obedience by title.

We believe it enjoys high relevance in this, the 21st century. More from which:

It is incredible how as soon as a people becomes subject, it promptly falls into such complete forgetfulness of its freedom that it can hardly be roused to the point of regaining it, obeying so easily and so willingly that one is led to say, on beholding such a situation, that this people has not so much lost its liberty as won its enslavement.  Read More

11.20.21- A Brief History of West African Slavery for the Woke
Jim Quinn

Slave [sleyv] from Middle English, from Old French sclave, from Medieval Latin sclāvus (“slave”), from Late Latin Sclāvus(“Slavic Person”), from Byzantine Greek Σκλάβος (Sklábos), from Proto-Slavic slověninъ …

The seminal image many 50+ year old Americans have regarding the West African slave trade’s operating model can be traced back to the 1977 television miniseries Roots.  Some of you may recall sitting in front of your CRT television screen unknowingly watching the roots of a future social justice movement unfold before your eyes as a gang of European men magically appear deep within the Heart of Darkness wielding nets, superior numbers, and incredible brutality and snatch up a young and happy Kunta Kinte from his ancestral homeland.

Like me, I bet the knot in your gut got tighter at each stage as Kunta Kinte was first shipped off in chains to a slave depot, sold at auctioned, and finally sent to America where his foot got cut off and he was renamed Toby.  The miniseries was a monumental success at implanting those first seeds of suburban white guilt into what had previously been infertile terrain. Read More

11.19.21- America’s Elite Run the Country Into Destruction
Bill Bonner

There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.

– Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – The big showdown is coming. The moment of truth… when the Federal Reserve has to lay its cards on the table.

This moment, when it comes, will determine the success – or failure – of your investments for many years to come. Read More

11.18.21- 3 Reasons Why Being Reluctant to Retire Could Be the Right Call
Peter Reagan

It’s a strange time to be saving, investing, and planning for retirement.

In just the last few years the repo markets went crazy, we lived through a pandemic-induced market crash, and now we’re experiencing out-of-control inflation.

Strange times like these can create doubt. When it comes to choosing the right time to retire, that doubt can become reluctance.

But being reluctant to retire right now could actually be the right call, and here are three reasons why… Read More

11.17.21- It Has Begun – Get Ready To Pay Much Higher Prices For Meat From Now On
Michael Snyder

The era of cheap meat is over.  For those that are carnivores, that is really bad news.  For decades, Americans have been able to count on the fact that there would always be mountains of very inexpensive meat at the local grocery store, but now those days are gone and they aren’t coming back.  As I was writing this introductory paragraph, it struck me that what is happening to meat prices actually parallels what I wrote about yesterday.  Just as the left doesn’t want us to use traditional forms of energy because they believe that doing so is “bad” for the climate, so they also detest that a lot of us like to eat a lot of meat because the production of meat causes levels of certain greenhouse gases to rise.  Sometimes we joke about the methane that comes from “cow farts”, but radicals on the left take this stuff deadly seriously.  And at the same time that gasoline prices are soaring into the stratosphere, the exact same thing is happening to meat prices.  In fact, we just learned that the price of beef in the U.S. has risen more than 20 percent since last October… Read More

11.16.21- Who Will Answer?
James Howard Kunstler

Why on earth would any American with a functioning brain believe what he /she /they is being told by the public health officialdom, the politicians, or the news media? For two years, they have lied to you about everything relating to the Covid-19 virus, including where it came from, how it was developed, who sponsored its development, how the vaccines happened to come onstage thirty seconds after the disease entered the scene, how well the vaccines worked, how safe the vaccines were, and whether there were other cheap and effective treatments for the disease.

So, here we are with nearly 200-million Americans fully vaccinated (and 230-million with at least one dose), plus 47-million overall officially registered cases of Covid illness (conferring immunity among the survivors), plus X-number people infected with no symptoms, or people who didn’t get tested when sick, or didn’t bother going to see a doctor or report to a hospital, plus X-number of people with natural immunity to Covid for one reason or another (maybe a high number, based on the Diamond Princess cruise ship ratio of a Pareto-type 80 / 20 distribution) — and now, in the fall of 2021, here comes another surge of Covid-19 among both the vaxxed and un-vaxxed. Read More

11.15.21- America Facing "Potentially Fatal Overdose Of Government": Rep. Davidson
Tom Ozimek

As House Democrats continue trying to muster enough votes to pass President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, said that the massive social spending bill—along with other Democrat-led policies—represent a “potentially fatal overdose of government” that could stifle free enterprise and push inflation higher.

Davidson, who serves co-chairman of the Congressional Sound Money Caucus, told NTD News in an interview that the Biden administration’s big-ticket spending proposals risk exacerbating inflation, which is running at a near 31-year high.

“The only debate on Capitol Hill is how much more gas to throw on the fire,” Davidson said.

“It gets bigger, and that’s the Democrats’ agenda—they want to throw more on with Build Back Better,” he said, adding that “it’s going to dump a lot of extra spending into the economy and it has a big impact” on inflation. Read More

11.13.21- Deal With Logic and Common Sense - Time is Waning
Joe McCutchen

Today as I write — over 1 million illegal Central Americans are making their way from the gateway, Panama, entering Costa Rica and headed directly for the U.S. via Mexico. Not noted are the illegal Africans, Chinese, Europeans, Marshallese, Mexicans, Mideasterners, Phillipinos, and numerous others. What a disruptive mess, in all likelihood never to be overcome unless Americans get off their insouciant duffs. The illegal dissident throngs are waiting to coalesce and overthrow our military and Central Government when the time is right (observe their numbers – the illegals & malcontents) The stroke of 2 pens made much of this possible by a President and one U.S. Senator who provided the lone vote necessary for passage of the Panama Canal Treaty giving ownership to Panama. In my view the U.S.’s most valuable off shore asset. Read More

11.12.21- Baffling: American General Already Admits Defeat Against Russians and Chinese
Eric Zuesse

General Milley’s address at the Aspen Security Forum is a major piece of news and food for thought.

We live in times of media madness in which it is ever so easy to become cynical or desensitized to even the most heinous or theoretically shocking news. So it may be hard to even get excited about a quote that has nothing to do with gender issues on Twitter, but I implore you to consider the resonance of a recent statement made at the Aspen Security Forum by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of the United States of America…

We’re entering into a tri-polar world with the U.S., Russia and China being all great powers. Just by introducing three vs two you get increased complexity.” Read More

11.11.21- First Down Payment on a Boondoggle
James Rickards

Thirteen Republican congressmen crossed the aisle late Friday night to help pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The original proposal was $2.3 trillion, so some Republicans consider it a victory.

But it creates programs that will likely remain in place once the bill’s spending authorization expires in five years. Like Ronald Reagan said, “Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program.”

And at 2,700 pages, you can be sure there’s plenty of wasteful pork in it. Only about one-third of that money goes toward actual infrastructure such as bridges, tunnels, roads and airports.

The rest is for vague causes like “human infrastructure,” which includes training, oversight and other government intrusion favored by the Democrats. Read More

11.10.21- Medicine Wants to Kill You
James Howard Kunstler

Historians of the future, savoring ‘possum goulash around their campfires, will marvel that modern medicine squandered its authority, its credibility, and its sacred honor in the Covid Panic of the 2020s, when public health officials and doctors in clinical practice colluded to force mass vaccinations while suppressing news of the harms and injuries the vaccines caused — potentially sacrificing millions of citizens like so many experimental fruit flies.

Poster-boy for this epic debacle was Dr. Eric J Rubin, editor of the New England Journal of Medicine who, serving on the CDC’s advisory vaccine committee, actually said, “We’re never gonna learn how safe the vaccine is until we start giving it.” Giving it to children, that is, which the government authorized last week, even while that same CDC issued a safety advisory warning on vaccine-induced myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), especially in boys and young men.

Nota bene: myocarditis is not a condition you necessarily get over because affected heart muscle cannot replace itself; rather the inflammation leads to scarring of heart muscle and a shortened life-span. Read More

11.09.21- Excess Deaths from the “Vaccine” Point to a
Depopulation Agenda

Paul Craig Roberts

“I think it’s highly likely that the next phase will involve death [from Covid “vaccine”] on a scale which will dwarf the claims of ‘covid-19 deaths’ to date.”  - Dr. Mike Yeadon, former Pfizer Vice President and Chief Science Officer

There is no evidence that Big Pharma’s Covid “vaccines” are effective and no evidence that they are safe. Indeed, all the evidence is to the contrary. The “vaccines” were rushed into use before they were tested or approved on the basis of the falsehoods that there was a deadly pandemic afoot for which there were no cures.

These lies were soon exposed. Except for people with serious illnesses who were left untreated, Covid had a low fatality rate. Doctors soon discovered that HCQ and Ivermectin were both preventatives and cures, but the medical establishment and the presstitutes joined Big Pharma and Fauci in suppressing the information. The large number of alleged Covid cases was manufactured by the use of the PCR test intentionally run at high cycles known to produce mainly false positives. Read More

11.08.21- How Media And Tech Elites Seized Control Of Elections
David Gordon

Mollie Hemingway, an editor of the online magazine The Federalist, calls our attention in this well-researched book to a problem of vital significance. She is a supporter of Donald Trump, though not an uncritical one, and writes from this point of view, but whether you like the former president or not, you cannot ignore her message.

She begins the book with a paradox. Almost all the polls predicted a decisive win for Biden in the November 2020 presidential election, but in fact the result, setting aside altogether the allegations of rigged voting by the former president and his supporters, was very close:

“The political class, the corporate media, and their pollsters were all dramatically wrong, and yet Biden would eke out a presidential victory of just under 43,000 votes across three states, out of a total of nearly 160 million.” (p.36. All page references are to the Amazon Kindle Read More

11.06.21- Towards a Single World Currency
Jim Rickards

Is the move toward central bank digital currencies real? And, if so, is it the first step toward a global reserve currency that will replace the dollar and euro as currencies of choice in reserve positions of major economies?

Well, yes and no.

Before I expand on that answer and explain the impact central bank digital currencies will have on the more familiar world of foreign exchange, it’s helpful to say a bit more about what central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are.

CBDCs are not cryptocurrencies. The CBDCs are digital in form, are recorded on a ledger (maintained by a central bank or Finance Ministry), and the message traffic is encrypted. Still, the resemblance to cryptos ends there.

The CBDC ledgers do not use blockchain, and CBDCs definitely do not embrace the decentralized issuance model hailed by the crypto crowd. CBDCs will be highly centralized and tightly controlled by central banks. Read More

11.05.21- Money or Morality
Brian Maher

Here at The Daily Reckoning, we are under bonds…

We are under bonds — that is — to deliver you “the story that’s not being told.”

That is, we are under bonds to bring you the story untold in the mainstream media.

The untold story is often the untapped gold mine. And we would have our readers discover gold.

Have we unearthed the untold story? Have we handed you directions to a gold mine?

We have alerted you to a looming climate “tax.” This tax would sink its grasping fingers into the deepest crevices of your wallet.

We have also hinted at a scarcly known investment that exploits this levy. Read More

11.04.21- Something Really Strange Is Happening At Hospitals All Over America
Michael Snyder

In a year that has been filled with so many mysteries already, I have another very odd one to share with you.  Emergency rooms are filled to overflowing all over America, and nobody can seem to explain why this is happening.  Right now, the number of new COVID cases in the United States each day is less than half of what it was just a couple of months ago.  That is really good news, and many believe that this is a sign that the pandemic is fading.  Let us hope that is true.  With less people catching the virus, you would think that would mean that our emergency rooms should be emptying out, but the opposite is actually happening.  All across the country, emergency rooms are absolutely packed, and in many cases we are seeing seriously ill patients being cared for in the hallways because all of the ER rooms are already full.

Let me give you an example of what I am talking about.  The following comes from an article entitled “ERs Are Swamped With Seriously Ill Patients, Although Many Don’t Have Covid”

Inside the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, staff members are struggling to care for patients showing up much sicker than they’ve ever seen.

Tiffani Dusang, the ER’s nursing director, practically vibrates with pent-up anxiety, looking at patients lying on a long line of stretchers pushed up against the beige walls of the hospital hallways. “It’s hard to watch,” she said in a warm Texas twang.

But there’s nothing she can do. The ER’s 72 rooms are already filled.  Read More

11.03.21- When the Whole System Goes out of Whack
Bill Bonner

Modern society is hypnotized by socialism. It is prevented by socialism from seeing the mortal danger it is in. And one of the greatest dangers of all is that you have lost all sense of danger, you cannot even see where it’s coming from as it moves swiftly towards you.

– Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Little noticed in the Western media, last month, Russian president Vladimir Putin made an important speech in which he explained what was wrong with us:

We are surprised by the processes taking place in countries that used to see themselves as pioneers of progress. The social and cultural upheavals taking place in the United States and Western Europe are, of course, none of our business; we don’t interfere with them. Read More

11.02.21- Just In Time For The Holidays, The Biggest Mandate Of All Is About To Go Into Effect…
Michael Snyder

What a joyful time of the year this is going to be for the countless families that are about to experience a job loss.  You would think that Joe Biden’s rapidly plunging poll numbers would cause him to rethink his absurd mandates, but that hasn’t happened.  Instead, he is has chosen to stubbornly move forward, and the consequences are going to be absolutely disastrous.  Earlier today, I watched a heartbreaking video of a pandemic hero being marched out of a hospital in California because her religious exemption was denied.  She admits that she could soon lose her house as a result, but freedom is more important to her.  Sadly, similar scenes are about to be repeated over and over again all across the country, because the biggest mandate of them all is about to be implemented.  According to the senior White House correspondent for CBS News, it appears that the OSHA mandate will go into effect in just a few days

OSHA has finished developing a rule that compels companies with 100+ employees to require vaccines or regular testing. It also requires employers to provide paid time to workers to get vaccinated and to recover from any side effects. The rule will go into effect in days.  Read More

11.01.21- Waypoints on the Road to Currency Destruction — And How to Avoid It
Alasdair Macleod

The few economists who recognise classical human subjectivity see the dangers of a looming currency collapse. It can easily be avoided by halting currency expansion and cutting government spending so that their budgets balance. No democratic government nor any of its agencies have the required mandate or conviction to act, so fiat currencies face ruin.

These are some waypoints to look for on the road to their destruction:

  • Monetary policy will be challenged by rising prices and stalling economies. Central banks will almost certainly err towards accelerating inflationism in a bid to support economic growth.

  • The inevitability of rising bond yields and falling equity markets that follows can only be alleviated by increasing QE, not tapering it. Look for official support for financial markets by increased QE.

  • Central banks will then have to choose between crashing their economies and protecting their currencies or letting their currencies slide. The currency is likely to be deemed less important, until it is too late.

  • Realising that it is currency going down rather than prices rising, the public reject the currency entirely and it rapidly becomes valueless. Once the process starts there is no hope for the currency. Read More

10.30.21- Americans' Biggest Fear Is "Corrupt Government Officials"
Tyler Durden

Halloween is considered the spooky season, and while skeletons and haunted houses can be scary, Statista's Katharina Buchholz points out that it's different things that keep Americans up at night. A survey by Chapman University in Orange county, California, shows that while some of the fears most commonly cited by Americans changed in the coronavirus pandemic, other stayed the same.

The Survey of American Fears polled 1,035 U.S. adults on their levels of fear across 95 different options. For the fifth year in a row, "corruption of government officials" led the ranking with 79.6 percent of respondents saying the prospect made them "afraid" or "very afraid". Read More

10.29.21- Why Democrats' Scheme to Tax Unrealized Capital Gains Should Terrify You
David Ennocenti

Our current secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, is busy trying to find a way to tax wealth without calling it taxing wealth.  She has eyes on taxing unrealized capital gains.  What this means simply is taxing people for money they have not earned or received.  That's it in a nutshell.  That definition should leave even those who have never had a course in accounting or finance shaken.

Not only is Janet Yellen considering this, but the Democrat party is on board as well.  Democrats claim that it is needed in order to pay for their agenda.  You know — the one that President Biden says pays for itself.  The idea of taxing you for the income you have not made is also a policy speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi proposes.  Apparently, there is some confusion here. Read More

10.28.21- God's Role in the Failure of the U.S. Economy (Part 2)
Bill Bonner

When we left you on Friday, God Himself was on the witness stand. He is accused of setting up a world in which everything comes with a fuse attached.

Businesses fail. Empires decline. People die. It’s planned obsolescence on a cosmic scale.

God doesn’t deny it. But He claims… well… that there’s more to the story.

We’ll get to His testimony in a minute. In the meantime…

The Opposite of Politics

Overheard at Saturday’s family reunion: Read More

10.27.21- God's Role in the Failure of the U.S. Economy
Bill Bonner

Yesterday evening, traffic was snarled, almost gridlocked, all around our neighborhood in Baltimore. Fortunately, we walk to work. Headed home, we noticed dozens of unmarked police cars with red and blue lights flashing.

“What’s going on?” we asked when we came in the door.

“Oh… that’s the president. He’s doing a ‘Town Meeting’ down the hill. He’s promising people a lot of free stuff. I think that’s the gist of it.”

He calls it the “caring economy.” More medical care. More child care. More senior care. More homeless care. More care for the Taiwanese. More caring for minorities, women, and, of course, the non-binary members of the population.

And most important, though the president didn’t mention it, more care for the rich… who already get the most care of all. Read More

10.26.21- A Nation of Imposters
Charles Hugh Smith

That's how we've become a nation of imposters: our imposter stock market hits a new high and the imposters cheer because it proves the scam is still working. 

You've read the warnings about the proliferating imposter scams: scammers posing as "officials", representatives of utilities or "a close friend of a family member" all exploit the fast-draining reservoir of trust in America to extract financial information out of the unwary marks. 

I'm not sure what's more remarkable: the depths of scammer perversity or the fact that some people can still be conned by claims of authority or friendship.Most are seniors, of course, as the elderly still retain an easy-to-scam trust in institutions and officialdom as a holdover from an era before trust was unraveled by wholesale self-serving deception.   Read More

10.25.21- What is ‘Critical’ – is that America has bought into it!!
Justin O. Smith

The advocates of Cultural Marxism and Critical Race Theory seek to conquer America and impose a Marxist ideology, through their Looney ideas that are unfortunately finding acceptance in too large a segment of our population. Control the dominant ideas in a nation and a group can control that nation.

Cultural Marxism is a wide-ranging designation which refers to the promotion and employment of Critical Theory. Critical Race Theory is a subset that formed through the years as communists worked to find the most effective ways to subvert a nation and hold themselves up as its savior.

The term Cultural Marxism, though well-known, is not technically a valid concept. Marx’s form of communism was economic – the proletariat vs. the bourgeoisie. While Marx wrote of culture, his focus was primarily and overwhelmingly economic.  Read More

10.23.21- These Supply Chain Snarls Could Cancel Christmas
(and Worse)

Birch Gold Group

You might think after almost two years of endless mainstream media coverage blaming the coronavirus for everything, rounds of economic stimulus, and inflation that we might get to enjoy a somewhat peaceful Christmas in 2021.

But it appears that thanks to severe supply chain logistical snafus and other more complex issues, what you might expect to exist on store shelves simply won’t be there.

Want something delivered for Christmas? Good luck! Might not get there in time, if it arrives at all. The food you want to pick up for that good ole’ fashioned holiday dinner? Might not be on the shelf at the grocery stores when you go shopping. Read More

10.22.21- America Is Now a Kleptocrapocracy
Charles Hugh Smith

I hope everyone here is hungry because the banquet of consequences is being served.

I’ve coined a new portmanteau word to describe America’s descent: kleptocrapocracy, a union of kleptocracy (a nation ruled by kleptocrats) and crapocracy, a nation drowning in a moral sewer of rampant self-interest in which the focus is cloaking all the skims, scams, rackets and bezzles in some virtuous-sounding garb, a nation choking on low-quality junk ceaselessly hawked by robocalls, spam, phishing and Big Tech manipulation.

It’s little wonder trust has collapsed in America: the only thing we can trust is whatever’s being pitched is packaged to mask the self-interest and profiteering of the perps. Read More

10.21.21- Insider Trading… Why Politicians Can Do it and You Can’t
Doug Casey

International Man: What exactly is insider trading? Is it inherently unethical?

Doug Casey: The term insider trading is nebulous and as open to arbitrary interpretation as the Internal Revenue Code. A brief definition is to trade on material, non-public information. That sounds simple enough, but in its broadest sense, it means you are a potential criminal for attempting to profit from researching a company beyond its public statements.

Is the use of insider information ethical? The government says, “No!” I say, “Absolutely, whenever the data is honestly gained, and no confidence is betrayed by disclosing or using it.” The whole concept of inside information is a floating abstraction, a witch hunter’s dream, and a bonanza for government lawyers looking to take scalps. Read More

10.20.21- The Bifurcation of the Workplace:
The Balloon Has Gone Up

Joseph P. Farrell

There’s a phenomenon that is occurring as the planscamdemic narrative is beginning to break down, and that phenomenon is not only the bifurcation of the culture, but of the workplace as well, a phenomenon hastened by the ridiculous “one size fits all” mandate-and-medicine policy of the regime of President* Bidenenko. Consider: one result of the “narrative” has been that more and more parents were able to see exactly what their children were being subjected to in Amairikuhn edgykayshun; some have responded by pulling their children out of the schools completely, other by protesting local school boards and in some cases, getting those boards fired and overturned. One local mayor consulted a judge on the law, showed up to the school board meeting and demanded the board all resign – immediately – or face charges of child pornography and abuse. On the professional front of medicine, law enforcement, or fire control, medical professionals, policemen, and firemen are resigning their jobs, rather than take the questionable injections. And then, of course, there’s Southwest Airlines cancelling many of its flights, thousands of flights by some estimates. The narrative they coughed up is laughable: weather and “staffing difficulties.” Apparently the storm clouds were gathering only over Southwest and no other airlines serving the same cities Southwest serves. The real explanation, of course, is that Southwest pilots and flight crews called a mass “sick out” in protest of the company’s quackcine mandates. It’s an ironic development for an airline that started as an employee-owned and run airline. Read More

10.18.21- How Gates, Fauci, and Schwab manufactured the Covid-19 Crisis to usher in a New World Order that will “Build Back Better”
Patricia Harrity

The Covid-19 crisis is said to be “The Window of Opportunity ” in order to slide in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or as the leaders of many countries repeatedly regurgitate, it is the chance to “Build Back Better” in the Great Reset .

The Covid-19 crisis is said to be “The Window of Opportunity ” in order to slide in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or as the leaders of many countries repeatedly regurgitate, it is the chance to “Build Back Better” in the Great Reset .

Klaus Schwab an engineer/economist and also executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in his book The Great Reset, that because of their inherently disruptive nature, epidemics throughout history have proven to be a force for lasting and often radical change: sparking riots, causing population clashes and military defeats, but also triggering innovations, redrawing national boundaries and often paving the way for revolutions” Read More

10.18.21- The Feds’ All-Out War on Your Money
Dan Denning

The German military strategist Carl von Clausewitz famously said that “war is the continuation of politics by other means.”

But when it comes to money – public money issued by the government versus private money made by nature and issued by God (gold) or secured by cryptography and limited in supply (bitcoin) – politics has become the continuation of war by other means.

The United States has all but declared war on sound money… and your financial privacy. I say “all but declared” because as we know, Congress has shirked its Constitutional obligation to declare war for decades. It does so only rhetorically, and only against ideas or concepts, like “terror,” “poverty”, or “drugs.”

But the government has ended the war in Afghanistan (on terror) only so it can focus more fully on its war here in the United States… on you.

It’s an all-out war on your freedom of speech, your freedom of movement, your right to privacy, and on private money itself. Read More

10.16.21- We Are On The Verge Of Seeing Widespread Institutional Breakdowns Throughout Our Society On A Massive Scale
Michael Snyder

As a country, we have never been through anything like this before.  In the months ahead, millions upon millions of highly qualified people are going to be forced out of their jobs because of federal, state and local mandates that will soon be implemented.  If you think that this is a good idea, you are crazy.  How will you feel if there is a fire in your neighborhood and your home burns down because there weren’t enough firefighters?  Or how about if you have a heart attack but you have to wait three hours for an ambulance because there aren’t enough first responders?  Those are just two examples of the nightmares that communities all over America will soon be facing as we witness widespread institutional breakdowns on a massive scale.  Many had been hoping that politicians would start backing down once they realized the implications of what they were doing, but that hasn’t happened.  So in the middle of the most epic worker shortage in U.S. history we are about to see millions upon millions of dedicated American workers be ruthlessly terminated.  What our politicians are doing is morally wrong, and it is going to be absolutely disastrous.

Just consider what this is going to mean for air travel.  Approximately 40 percent of all TSA workers have not been vaccinated, and some genius decided that it would be perfect to put the deadline on the Monday before ThanksgivingRead More

10.15.21- Three bizarre reasons why inflation is here to stay
Simon Black

When I was about five years old in the early 1980s, my dad brought home our first computer.

I’ll never forget it– it was an clunky IBM with a tiny, orange, monochromatic monitor, and dual floppy disks. It had 640 kilobytes of RAM, and no hard disk.

I loved it. With that computer I learned how to program, how to navigate a command-line interface, how to design algorithms, and how to solve constant problems… because it was ridiculously buggy and would break down all the time. Read More

10.14.21- Retirement Security Month Missing
Its Most Important Ingredient

Peter Reagan

When you think about the idea of a secure retirement, one key ingredient would be security. If that’s missing, all you’re left with is a retirement full of anxiety.

And it doesn’t matter which politicians take office, both sides of the aisle often meddle with Social Security and other retirement safety nets, but neither seem to produce tangible results that actually make retirement more secure. (At least, not very often).

October is National Retirement Security Month

This means the government is devoting resources to promote the idea that retirement savers can enjoy their “golden years” without worrying about their expenses. Read More

10.13.21- Covid Injection Scheme to Commit Genocide and Depopulate Earth Exposes Itself
State of the Nation

It’s nothing less than systematic medical assault and premeditated mass murder!

Never in all of recorded history has there ever been a highly coordinated global conspiracy to inject every person on the planet with an exceedingly dangerous and deadly ‘vaccine’.

In point of fact, the overwhelming worldwide scheme to jab every human being with an untested and highly experimental shot is both unparalleled and shocking to the extreme (and that’s a gross understatement).

Obviously, something is VERY wrong with this picture…and it only gets uglier by the day. Read More

10.12.21- The Waiting Is The Hardest Part
James Howard Kunstler

Ol’ Tom Petty sure got that right: the waiting is the hardest part. The lines are drawn: vaxed on one side and unvaxed on the other. Can it be that the unvaxed know rather specifically what the dangers of the vax actually are? That they are making a rational decision, taking a stand, against a toxic hacking of their immune systems and systemic damage to their organs? It’s not that hard to understand, after all. Those spike proteins can kill you, if not right away, then steadily, steadily over the weeks and months. So, now we’re left to wait as the light wanes and we slide into fretful darkness.

And can it be that that the vaxed are so clue-deprived that they have not seen the news? Sure, information was suppressed pretty tightly for two years since this madness started, but the news media, turns out, is as leaky as the mRNA vaccines. If you were even moderately aware, you could discover that the vaxes create havoc in your bloodstream. It’s right ‘out there,’ documented and for real. But now, if you vaxed up, and you happened to snag a clue since then, you have a powerful incentive for denying that you might have made a mistake and acquired a serious problem. And you have a support group of about half the nation to reinforce that denial and even demonize those unvaxed who keep hectoring you with conspiracy theories. Hard to fathom how much you hate them for it. Read More

10.11.21- Globalists Warned Of A 'Hunger Pandemic' Ahead Of The 'Engineered Famine' And 'Reset Of The US Food System' Now Pushing Us Towards The Brink Of Starvation
Alan Barton

In May of 2019, there were a few stories that erupted about a coming food shortage, a Catastrophic Food Shortage.  What we were working ourselves into was obvious even two plus years ago.  Off The Grid News had one that was typical of the breed when their headline stated “Is A Catastrophic Food Shortage Coming To America And The World?” where they blamed that idea on worldwide destructive weather patterns.

catastrophic weather is destroying vast amounts of food in America’s heartland. For example, farmers lost thousands of tons of grain when floods destroyed just five grain bins in Iowa, Strange Sounds reports.

Meanwhile, Missouri farmers lost 850,000 bushels of corn in the collapse of one bin in March. Moreover, floods are destroying $400 million worth of livestock and $440 million worth of crops in Nebraska” they gave as examples, and warned that “Under these circumstances, people who want to eat will need to grow and stockpile their own food.” Read More

10.09.21- The Mark of the Beast
James Howard Kunstler

So, you’re feeling down and blue about the Woke Luciferian madness shading our American life under its baleful bat-wings? A lot of my friends and loved ones are down and blue. At this darkest of dark hours, I have some advice for you. Say ‘okay’ to whatever shade the universe is throwing on you. Rise! Go with it. Run with it and mount it. Ride it until you exhaust the beast that has made itself your enemy. Ride it until it goes to ground and whimpers. Because that is how it ends and you get your life back.

The frightful swans, black, white, and gray, are circling in the sky like those old air-traffic jams above the runways of O’Hare in bad weather. They are looking to land, and as they do, they will change everything. Enough people around the country will finally get their minds right. They will come back to themselves wondering… where have I been? This is what is coming at us (let’s count the ways): Read More

10.08.21- The Vaxx is Dead. Now What?
Raúl Ilargi Meijer

Pfizer Covid Jab ‘90% Effective Against Hospitalisation For At Least 6 Months’, says a recent Guardian headline. Do you remember 1 year ago or so, when these things were first reported on? We were told things like 95% effective against infection, nobody talked about hospitalization, and nobody ever mentioned a time limit.

I’m not sure if they are just moving goalposts or if maybe a whole new and different game has been started, but those changes in wording are stark. Effectively, we’ve been sold one narrative for a year and are now finding out that it was never true. It’s just that the propagandists, like the Guardian, are not yet ready to catch up with the changes. Here’s thinking that will change. Read More

10.07.21- Following the law is now “morally questionable”
Simon Black

What I’m about to tell you is going to come as a major shock. In fact you might want to sit down if you have a heart condition… because this is just going to absolutely blow your mind.

OK. Ready?

Shakira. The pop star. Wait for it… has an offshore company.

Still there? Pass out yet?

I know what you’re thinking– HOLY MOTHER OF CHRIST STOP THE PRESSES SHAKIRA HAS AN OFFSHORE COMPANY!!!!

Well, at least that’s what these ‘investigative journalists’ want you to think. Read More

10.06.21- This Is Such A Dangerous Time In Our History
Michael Snyder

If you feel like global events are about to hit a dramatic turning point, you are definitely not alone.  Lately, I have been hearing from so many people that are feeling such a sense of dread about the days that are ahead of us.  It kinds of reminds me of the waning days of 2019.  If you go back and review my articles and my interviews from that period, you will see that I repeatedly warned that I had such a bad feeling about 2020.  At the time, that didn’t make a lot of sense to some people, because life was still relatively normal.  But then the COVID pandemic came along and the world went completely nuts.  Well, now I am sensing another huge wave of trouble, and countless others are feeling the exact same way.

Normally, I tend to focus my articles on things that just happened in the news.  But today I want to talk about the bigger picture because we have reached such a dangerous time in our history.  The events of the past couple of years have put us on a very alarming trajectory, and I believe that we are rapidly approaching a point of no return. Read More

10.05.21- Slowly, Then All at Once
James Howard Kunstler

You can start to wonder what, if anything, will be left standing of the life we once called “modern” when Christmas 2021 rolls around. Shopping? Motoring? Working? Mingling? Eating? Sleeping? Waking…? Suddenly, everything is coming apart.

The supply lines are wobbling and many will go down. No stuff, no parts, before long, no food. Energy supplies are shaky everywhere. China’s electric grid is going dark from insufficient coal. Russia lacks the surplus NatGas to keep Western Europe warm. Global shortages drive up US oil and gas prices while people lose jobs and incomes over vaccine mandates — meaning families will freeze as the daylight dwindles. “Joe Biden’s” dark winter is coming on fast. Read More

10.04.21- The Debt Ceiling Drop-Dead Date Means Just That…
Peter Reagan

The “drop-dead date” for raising the debt ceiling is quickly approaching…

That’s a quote from a recent article:

The Treasury now estimates that the “drop dead date”, i.e. the date at which the Treasury will exhaust all of its extraordinary measures if Congress has not acted to raise or suspend the debt limit, will be October 18.

After that, Janet Yellen noted, “we expect Treasury would be left with very limited resources that would be depleted quickly. It is uncertain whether we could continue to meet all the nation’s commitments after that date.” Read More

10.02.21- In a Dark Wood
James Howard Kunstler

Behold the photo (above) showing President “Joe Biden” getting his booster shot of the Covid-19 “vaccine,” with the news media clustered to the left of what is apparently a stage-set built in a larger chamber. Do you possibly ask yourself: why bother to build a set for this event in or under the White House somewhere — including even fake daylit windows — when there are any number of actual rooms in the White House perfectly suited to holding this grand event in real daylight? What is going on here?

And, by the way, how do we know that “JB” is getting an actual mRNA booster?  Or is it just 10 CCs of saline solution? Is not the syringe, after all, just another prop in the show? The video of this event was broadcast on cable TV channels and corporate media websites everywhere. None of them commented on the strange artificiality of the staging. And so, the mystery abides…Read More

10.01.21- Congress Kicks the Can
Brian Maher

Congress was poised to prevent a government shutdown Thursday with hours to go before a midnight deadline.

The Senate and House both passed a short-term appropriations bill that would keep the government running through Dec. 3. The U.S. will avoid a lapse in funding once President Joe Biden signs it into law.

The Senate approved the legislation in a 65-35 vote, as 15 Republicans joined all 50 Democrats. The House passed the bill by a 254-175 margin as 34 GOP representatives and every Democrat supported it.

Barring delays, the House is expected to approve the plan and send it to President Joe Biden before funding lapses. Read More

09.30.21- Yellen Is Wrong: The US Government Doesn’t Always Pay Its Debts
Ryan McMaken

The regime is trying to whip up maximum hysteria or the chances that the US government could default on its debts if the debt ceiling is not raised.

So far, the financial markets don’t seem to care that much, as ten-year Treasurys over the past week have barely risen above 1.5 percent, and not even matched last March’s recent high. Investors seem pretty confident that the world will still exist even after default.

But the media and Democratic politicians assure us that any default will bring about a second Great Depression and financial collapse. Read More

09.29.21- COVID-19 Detention Camps: Are Government Round-Ups of Resistors in Our Future?
John W. Whitehead

It’s no longer a question of whether the government will lock up Americans for defying its mandates but when.

This is what we know: the government has the means, the muscle and the motivation to detain individuals who resist its orders and do not comply with its mandates in a vast array of prisons, detention centers, and FEMA concentration camps paid for with taxpayer dollars.

It’s just a matter of time.

It no longer matters what the hot-button issue might be (vaccine mandates, immigration, gun rights, abortion, same-sex marriage, healthcare, criticizing the government, protesting election results, etc.) or which party is wielding its power like a hammer.

The groundwork has already been laid. Read More

09.28.21- An Industry Insider Just Revealed The Truth About What Is Really Behind The Shortages At Our Local Supermarkets
Michael Snyder

The supply chain crisis that our supermarkets are facing is far worse than the mainstream media has been telling us.  The mainstream media keeps trying to put a happy face on the “temporary” shortages, but an industry insider has let me know what is really going on behind the scenes.  This particular insider runs a grocery store in Maine, and he says that things are as bad as he has ever seen.  In fact, he says that he has “never seen anything close to what is happening now”.  The email that he sent me the other day greatly alarmed me, and I asked him if I could share it with all of you.  He gave me permission to do so, as long as I didn’t use his name.  I haven’t received an email this startling in a long time.  As you read this email, I think that you will quickly understand why I am saying that… Read More

09.27.21- Biden Breaking Bad
Janes Howard Kunstler

Time, the saying goes, is nature’s way of making sure that everything doesn’t happen at once. So now, maybe, we’re at the event-horizon where nature is suspended, because everything seems to be happening at once. The weeks ahead will determine whether we are a coherent society that can function on the basis of a firm consensual reality, or just a convocation of battling narratives designed to conceal anything that quacks like truth, all veering toward failure.

Up this afternoon (Friday) for instance: the results of the Maricopa, AZ, election audit. The New York Times has declared a preliminary draft of the audit “a cap-gun ending to an inquiry whose backers hinted would turn up a cannonade of fraud.” Their conclusion: “Joe Biden” won the 2020 election fair-and-square. That would be momentous if it were true, but is it? Or is it just the juke of a player that typically runs zig-zags through the facts? The Times certainly has an interest in, shall we say, getting ahead of the story in its never-ending quest to control the narrative — as opposed to delivering actual news fit to print. I’m standing by to sort out the jokers from the face-cards. Read More

09.25.21- So, Are They TRYING to Kill You or Are They Just Corrupt, Avaricious and Stupid?
L. Reichard White

Governments [and their bureaucracies] lie. They lie all the time. If they told people the truth, they wouldn’t last very long. –Legendary historian Dr. Howard Zinn

We know from this meticulous independent analysis of Israeli Government health data that someone who gets the Pfizer mRNA jab is 14.6 times more likely to die in the next weeks than someone in a statistically matched group who doesn’t get jabbed. That’s 14.6 times more likely to die per day.

That means the mRNA jabs would have to protect you 100% from COVID death for nearly three years for them to be a break-even proposition. You know the jabs don’t protect you for three years because they’re already telling you you need to risk another jab. Read More

09.24.21- They Intend to Destroy America
Jeff M. Lewis

If you’re thinking that Biden’s policies are destroying America, you’re right. And the worst part is that this is exactly what Democrats want.

Richard Andrew Cloward and Francis Fox Piven were both Columbia University professors and long-time members of the Democrat Socialist Party. They were the authors of the Cloward-Piven strategy (paraphrased from Cloward–Piven strategy - Wikipedia):

Overload the American public welfare system and create a crisis that will bankrupt the nation, leaving no choice but to adopt a socialist/communist system of government.

In addition:

The ultimate objective of this strategy is to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income. Read More

09.23.21- The Next "Crisis" the Global Elite Have Planned
Peter Reagan

Uncle Sam may turn into a “retirement robber baron” if Congressional Democrats get their way.

In a piece titled The Tax Man Cometh, Mike Shedlock covers a partial outline of various tax reforms that the Democrats are putting together in their “Tax Hike” plan.

The most relevant part of that outline for retirement savers was particularly alarming because it aims to close a “backdoor” Roth strategy for high-income earners (at first):

In order to close these so-called “back-door” Roth IRA strategies, the bill eliminates Roth conversions for both IRAs and employer-sponsored plans for single taxpayers (or taxpayers married filing separately)with taxable income over $400,000, married taxpayers filing jointly with taxable income over $450,000, and heads of households with taxable income over $425,000 (all indexed for inflation). This provision applies to distributions, transfers, and contributions made in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2031. Read More

09.22.21- And Then Everything Happens at Once
James Howard Kunstler

This is a very nervous country, and for a good reason: the collective sense of reality has commenced a momentous shift, the compass is spinning wildly, things are shaking loose in the national brain-pan, the gaslight has lost its sheen, and the once-solid narrative is turning to vapor, starting with the unspooling riddles of Covid-19.

The numbers don’t add up, starting with the fact that when you combine the official registered Covid cases (people with acquired natural immunity) with the people who already had some kind of immunity from previous life-long coronavirus encounters, with the number of people vaccinated, you have a population supposedly way beyond herd immunity. Who’s getting sick now? Mostly people who are all vaxed up.

Contrary to the behavior and statements of public health officials and politicians, the news is out that the spike proteins produced by the vax’s mRNA genetic reprogramming are toxic agents that create disorder in the major organs and blood vessels. The news is also out, despite strenuous suppression, that early treatment of Covid-19 with a kit of cheap drugs defeats the disease. People must conclude that there is a malevolent purpose behind the suppression of early treatment. They may also conclude that the vaxes are poison. Read More

09.21.21- The illusion of getting rich while producing nothing
Charles Hugh Smith

By incentivizing speculation and corruption, reducing the rewards for productive work and sucking wages dry with inflation, America has greased the skids to collapse.

Of all the mass delusions running rampant in the culture, none is more spectacularly delusional than the conviction that we can all get fabulously rich from speculation while producing nothing. The key characteristic of speculation is that it produces nothing: it doesn’t generate any new goods or services, boost productivity or increase the functionality of real-world essentials.

Like all mass delusions, the greater the disconnect from reality, the greater the appeal. Mass delusions gain their escape velocity by leaving any ties to real-world limitations behind, and by igniting the most powerful booster to human euphoric confidence known, greed. Read More

09.20.21- Our New Normal: Inflation, Poverty, Starvation, Economic Collapse, Fascism, Marxism, Communism, and Murder
Gary D. Barnett

“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.” 

~ Voltaire

The gullibility of man it seems has no bounds, for if it did, how could so many be so blind? As I reflect on the past 18 months or so, it is quite alarming to understand the scope of this scam called a ‘pandemic,’ and how this entire country (and world) have embraced lies, deception, and tyranny of such magnitude. Mass murder at the hands of the state has already begun, but with the rollout of deadly and poisonous injections purposely mislabeled as ‘vaccines,’ the murder of large numbers that is democide, will be evident among this entire population for years to come. The perpetrators of this genocidal takeover of society are now coming after all children, and will attempt to poison as many as possible with their ‘vaccines’ over the course of this year and next. Read More

08.18.21- 7 Signs Your Friend Or Family Member Has Fallen Victim To The Woke Mind Virus
Brett Sinclair

COVID is not the only virus sweeping the West, obsessively woke politics is running rampant with the most virulent variants emerging in newsrooms and colleges.

As an acquaintance of mine slowly succumbed, here’s what I observed.

There are certain traits that appear to be extremely common among people who are ‘woke’. Woke being now a common term for those among us who become righteously incensed with progressive social justice issues (typical of mainstream Western media imbibers or recent university graduates). Often, we can see this obsession manifesting in the form of aggressive protest activism – not just as a hobby, but at every social, private, and professional level of their lives. That is a ‘woke’ personality.

While there are well-known physical markers indicating a woke person (blue or purple hair, obesity, androgyny, wispy beards in men, annoying spectacles) I have for some time been a curious student of their habits and psychological mannerisms, which I have also noted, along with the physical traits, to have universal qualities. Read More

09.17.21- Rabobank: We Live In A World Without Consequences Where Everyone Is Corrupt
Michael Every

Salo News Day

Regular readers will know I am a cynic. Try writing a Daily for over two decades and not be – and events over the last 24 hours underline that fact. Indeed, you could call it a “Salo News Day” in reference to the controversial Italian film “Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom”, a loose adaptation of the 1785 novel by the Marquis de Sade. As Wikipedia puts it: “The film explores themes of political corruption, consumerism, authoritarianism, nihilism, morality, capitalism, totalitarianism, sadism, sexuality, and fascism.” In other words, a typical day at work in the markets of 2021.

After all, the Wall Street Journal reports “World Bank Cancels Flagship ‘Doing Business’ Report After Investigation”, frustrating to economists who rely on it. The rub is: “Chinese officials in 2018 were eager to see their ranking improve, and so Mr. Kim and Ms. Georgieva and their staff held a series of meetings to discuss ways that the report’s methodology could be altered to improve China’s rankings.” So untrustworthy World Bank data – and no consequences; a World Bank boss with a stained reputation – and no consequences; and an IMF boss with a stained reputation – and no consequences. That makes it two in a row for the IMF, with the previous one now running the ECB. Read More

09.16.21- How States And Communities Can Fight Back
Against Biden's COVID Tyranny

Brandon Smith

A war is coming. I have heard it argued that this war must be avoided; that it is “exactly what the establishment wants.” I disagree. I think globalists like those at the World Economic Forum certainly want enough chaos to provide cover for the implementation of their global “Reset” agenda, but they don’t want a full blown rebellion. They only want events in which the outcome is controllable or predictable – They do not want a massive organized resistance that might surprise them.

Ultimately it doesn’t matter because the war is already at our doorstep. A person has two choices: Fight or be enslaved. There is no third option. There is no walking away. There is no hiding from it and there is no passive solution to it. Read More

09.15.21- The U.S. Economy In a Nutshell: When Critical Parts Are On "Indefinite Back Order," the Machine Grinds to a Halt
Charles Hugh Smith

A great many essential components in America are on ‘indefinite back order’, including the lifestyle of endless globally sourced goodies at low, low prices.

Setting aside the “transitory inflation” parlor game for a moment, let’s look at what happens when critical parts are unavailable for whatever reason, for example, they’re on back order or indefinite back order, i.e. the supplier has no visibility on when the parts will be available.

If the part that blew out is .01% of the entire machine, and the other 99.9% still works perfectly, the entire machine is still dead in the water without that critical component. That is a pretty good definition of systemic vulnerability and fragility, a fragility that becomes much, much worse if there are two or three components which are on indefinite back order. Read More

09.14.21- The Stock Market Is No Longer Enough
to Fund Your Retirement

Teeka Tiwari

For too long now, American workers havebeen getting a raw deal…

Not so long ago, retiring with a comfortable nest egg took some time, but it wasn’t impossible.

That’s because from the late 1960s to 2007, the average interest paid on a 10-year government bond was 7%.

If you worked hard, put money away in a bond portfolio, and reinvested your interest, $100,000 in bonds would grow to $750,000 in 30 years. By the 30th year, you’d have been earning a comfortable $52,500 per year. Read More

09.13.21- The Coming Genocide: Mass Extermination of Humanity, Part 1
Kelleigh Nelson

Justice for crimes against humanity must have no limitations. —Simon Wiesenthal,

The horror of the Holocaust is not that it deviated from human norms; the horror is that it didn’t. What happened may happen again, to others not necessarily Jews, perpetrated by others, not necessarily Germans. We are all possible victims, possible perpetrators, possible bystanders. —Yehuda Bauer, Israeli historian and Holocaust scholar

When history looks back, I want people to know the Nazis weren’t able to kill millions of people and get away with it. —Simon Wiesenthal

First it was two weeks to stop COVID, then it was the “vaccine.” In between was economic destruction. The COVID flu (Type A and B found in lungs) that has a 99.75% recovery, turned into a two-year ongoing nightmare. Thousands died unnecessarily deprived of safe and cheap medications. According to Dr. Peter McCullough, those medications would have saved 85% of patients with comorbidities. Remember those elderly died alone, an evil never before perpetrated in these United States. Read More

09.11.21- 9/11 After 20 Years
Paul Craig Roberts

Time goes by.  It has been 20 years since three World Trade Center skyscrapers designed to withstand airliner collision were destroyed. Building 7 was brought down by controlled demolition as its collapse at free fall acceleration proves conclusively.  The destruction of the twin towers was accompanied by a series of explosions, and these buildings also fell into their own footprints at essentially free fall acceleration.  The US government’s official coverup story has been totally demolished by authors such as David Ray Griffin, by scholarly conferences, university investigations, expert reports, and by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth.  

The great mass of evidence that has been accumulated proves that the official narrative is false, but it doesn’t say who was responsible for the attack.  Some, such as Ron Unz, Laurent Guyenot, and Chris Bollyn, have noted the Israeli Connection, but the focus has been on the total implausibility of the official narrative, not on the who and why of the attack. Read More

09.10.21- 20 Years Of Government-Sponsored Tyranny: The Rise Of The Security-Industrial Complex From 9/11 To COVID-19
John W. Whitehead

“I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in - and the West in general - into an unbearable hell and a choking life.”

- Osama bin Laden (October 2001), as reported by CNN

What a strange and harrowing road we’ve walked since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. 

We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade a freedom-loving people to march in lockstep with a police state.

Our losses are mounting with every passing day.

What began with the post-9/11 passage of the USA Patriot Act  has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse. Read More

09.09.21- The Real Reason Why the Mainstream Media
is Dialing Up the Fear

Doug Casey

International Man: The mainstream media can dial up the fear in society much like you can with the thermostat in your house. And right now, they seem to be cranking up the fear to hysterical levels.

Governments are able to enact radical policies when people are fearful.

What is your take on the situation and the media’s role in it?

Doug Casey: The great American journalist H.L. Menken once said, “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

He was right.

Fear is one of the most powerful and primal emotions, and government has always used fear to unite the people behind it. Government—which produces nothing—only exists because of fear. Fear of foreigners is allayed by its army. Fear of domestic chaos is allayed by its police. Read More

09.08.21- The battle for control over the future of money
Claudio Grass

It’s no secret that governments and central planners of all stripes have long detested the rise of private money and independent digital currencies. They have tried to stifle the burgeoning crypto industry from the moment it attracted mainstream attention. For years, they have continued to add regulatory hurdles and threaten crypto holders and investors, as well as companies in this space, with unreasonable tax burdens and unrealistic disclosure requirements that come with hefty fines.

An existential threat 

The reason behind this hostility is plain as day. If a government can no longer force its citizens to exclusively use its own money, and if they are allowed to freely choose alternatives for themselves, it’s only a matter of time before they realize all the shortcomings and practical disadvantages of fiat money. And once a state loses control over the currency, it won’t take long before it loses control over everything else. Read More

09.07.21- A Pyramid of Treason is Ushering In Marxist-Communist Control of the American People-Millions Will Not Survive the Transition
Dave Hodges

Obama attempted to enslave America through the TPP. Trump stopped him. Today, the draconian and deadly policies oftheTPP are back in several executive orders and pending legislation. It is not an exaggeration to say that America has a destiny with institutionalized genocide against certain members of society.

The Looming Economic Crisis Will Bring Americans to Their Knees and Make the Nation Vulnerable 

The backlog of ships both in China and the West Coast is a crisis being done on purpose because the private multinational corporations want to empty the shelves in supermarkets nationwide for three or four weeks is designed to force the American people to approve the blackmail contained in the new budget bills as well as to forcibly vaccinate 100% of Americans regardless of health concerns. No vaccine, no eat, will soon become the mantra. Read More

09.06.21- Why Do Journalists Hate 9-11 Truthers?
Philip Kraske

It seems that there are to be no dissenting voices on the twentieth anniversary of 9-11. Even film director Spike Lee was forced by media outcry to edit out of his documentary mini-series the half-hour dedicated to skeptics of the official version of the event. Thus the citizenry has been saved from “a bog of heinously dangerous ideas.”

This phrase comes from Slate.com columnist Jeremy Stahl, for whom the alternative theories of 9-11 are “arguments that have been debunked a thousand times.” This, of course, is nonsense. The debate rages to this day. But as with the issue of vaccination against coronavirus, the mainstream media will not brook the least opposition. Stahl puts great stock, for example, in the “three-year-long, $16 million investigation into the collapse of the World Trade Center for the National Institute of Standards and Technology,” as if these numbers and a solemn-sounding agency title could not possibly be challenged. It doesn’t seem to occur to him that the U.S. Government is itself the accused party here, and in similar circumstances has been caught fudging facts. The NIST report has actually taken heavy criticism from Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth, the most important group pushing alternative theories of the attack. Read More

09.04.21- 7 Examples That Show How Completely And Utterly Insane Our Society Has Become
Michael Snyder

Reading the news has become like going to a freak show.  You never know what you are going to see each day, but it is almost certainly going to be nutty.  Some of the things that I am going to share with you in this article are weird, others are infuriating, but they all point to the same conclusion.  From the very top to the very bottom, America is going crazy.  And I mean that in the worst way possible.  We truly have become an “idiocracy”, and it seems like those that are the most incompetent of all are often rewarded by being elevated to the top of the food chain.  Meanwhile, those of us that still try to approach things rationally are increasingly being pushed to the fringes of society.

If you don’t understand the point that I am trying to make, hopefully things will become clearer by the time you complete this article. Read More

09.03.21- Stock Market Addiction: Warning Signs
& How To Fix The Problem

Lance Roberts

Do you think you may have a stock market addiction? In this article, we’re going to talk about how to recognize the signs, why it’s potentially destructive, and what you can do if you believe you may be addicted to trading.

But before we begin, please subscribe to our weekly newsletter, where we discuss marketing commentary, sector analysis, the major macro trends you need to know, and more.

Why Is The Stock Market So Addictive?

A few years ago, I discussed the issue of a trading addiction as we saw early signs of speculative excess at the time. However, we had no idea the degree to which we would see those excesses grow. As Sentiment Trader noted: Read More

09.02.21- What Experts Don’t Understand About Cryptocurrency
Jeff Brown

“I would describe them as a limited supply of nothing.”

Those are the words of John Paulson, who is known for making $20 billion by taking a massive short position against subprime mortgage bonds. It was an awesome trade in an asset class that many knew was going to collapse… It was just a matter of when.

Paulson simply timed it right. He understood what was happening in the mortgage markets, and he saw the distortions caused by the government backstops of subprime mortgages. 

Paulson also had a massive amount of capital and thus the ability to put on the kind of short positions that were impossible for normal retail investors. Read More

09.01.21- Fools, Traitors and America
Brian Maher

A nation can survive its fools, it is said — but not its traitors.

Yet we have long suspected the opposite…

That is, a nation can survive its traitors. But it cannot survive its fools.

That is because a nation’s fools infinitely outnumber a nation’s traitors.

Please answer this question:

How many traitors occupy the District of Columbia?

Now answer this question:

How many fools occupy the District of Columbia?

The ratio must run 9,000:1 — against the traitors. Read More

08.31.21- The American Descent Into Fascism
Paul Craig Roberts

This morning I posted “The Aggressive Stupidity of America’s business, educational, government, and military leaders is astounding.”  

As it was astounding this morning, what do I call it this mid-afternoon when the stupidity of American leadership is already 10 times worse than it was this morning?

You are not going to believe this, but Chase Bank has canceled General Mike Flynn’s personal credit card, citing “possible reputational risk to our company.”  

General Flynn is a three-star general.  Few make it to this rank.  He was Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.  He played a key role in shaping American counterterrorism strategy and dismantling insurgent networks.  General Flynn recognized that Obama’s policy toward Syria was a failure as the terrorists that the Obama narrative said the US opposed were the same people as the alleged “moderate democrats fighting the dictator Assad” that the Obama regime was supporting as the proxy army for the US invasion that was blocked by Russia. Consequently, the corrupt Obama regime forced him into retirement.  In America top generals are not permitted to tell the truth any more than top scientists and top medical professionals.  Honest journalists have long been eliminated. Physicists living on government grants  and engineering firms working on government contracts can say nothing about 9/11.  They all know that the official narrative is a total lie, but they cannot say so. Read More

08.30.21- Food Suppy Chain is Destroyed: Prepare Now,
Stock up if you can.

Mac Slavo

The United States food supply chain is irrevocably destroyed. There are shortages in most grocery stores across the country, however, it hasn’t gotten to the point that the slumbering masses have noticed…yet.

Once people begin to panic at entering an empty grocery store, mass civil unrest will follow. Imagine how insane people get over a TV that’s 10% off on the day after Thanksgiving. Now imagine there is one can of beans left in your grocery store, and 100 people are hungry and want it.  Food can be used as a weapon, and infamous rulers have said so and put that into motion to control populations.

“Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.” –Henry Kissinger Read More

08.28.21- Inexplicable Times
Robert M. Hamburger

Relief from the pandemic was seemingly just a tease. Case numbers are rising again. So too are deaths. Masks are returning. Corporate media hyperbole makes it harder and harder to know what to believe.

CNN has become the leader of the worst. An online headline from earlier this month: “We’re fighting two diseases - the virus and stupidity.” There is news and there is opinion, judgmental headlines like these are neither. I used to consider CNN to be a reliable source to get an overview of the headlines being dispensed to the masses. Now I don’t go there.

I was done with MSNBC after catching a clip of Rachel shortly after getting her second jab. She was telling her viewers that it was their duty to humanity to get the spike-protein-inducing injections and that those who were not doing so were despicable human beings. My mother taught me that if I was at friend’s house and somebody spoke in such a manner that I was to run home as fast as I could. Read More

08.27.21- Bluff of the Year: Fed Threatens to “Get Aggressive” with Inflation
John Rubino

You can summarize the current mood in Washington DC as “Please don’t let this be a return to the 1970s.”

For younger readers, that was a decade in which excessive government spending and money printing combined with inept foreign policy to create the impression that the US was fading into global irrelevance. Everyone everywhere dumped their dollars, inflation spiked, interest rates soared and geopolitical chaos of various forms ensued.

And the people who presided over that mess were swept away in the 1980 elections.

This is clearly something to be avoided. And yet…our current leaders don’t have the slightest idea how to do that. Read More

08.26.21- Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray Reduces Covid-19 Viral Load By 95% Within 24 Hours: Study
Tyler Durden

A well known antimicrobial, Nitric Oxide, has been found to rapidly reduce SARS-CoV-2 viral load, knocking it down by 95% within 24 hours, and 99% within 72 hours, according to a recent study by researchers funded by England's NHS foundation trust and SaNOtize Research & Development Corporation - a Canadian biotech company currently conducting Phase II trials of a nitric oxide nasal spray.

A group of 80 adults (18-70 years) with confirmed (Alpha strain) Covid-19 infections were divided into two groups, with half receiving nitric oxide nasal spray (NONS) that were self-administered 5-6 times daily for 9 days.

The goal of the nasal spray is to kill the virus present in the upper airways - preventing it from incubating and making its way to the lungs. Read More

08.25.21- Doug Casey on Technology and Privacy
Doug Casey

Casey Daily Dispatch: Doug, I came across a pretty alarming article that says China is now using millions of Zimbabwean citizens to improve facial recognition accuracy.

What are your thoughts on this? Is this just China’s latest step in trying to gain world supremacy?

Doug Casey, founder, Casey Research: Well, I’ve said for years that China is in the process of taking over Africa. In fact, that was a subtheme in my first novel Speculator, about the gold mining industry and bush war in Africa. Some years ago, a Chinese high government official said that their plan was to move 300 million people from China to Africa. That’s an incredible number of people; the Chinese think big. But it wasn’t really picked up anywhere in the press. Over the years, every time I go back to Africa I see more Chinese, and when they’re working on an industrial or a mining project, they’re all dressed in the same color jumpsuits. Almost like the Chinese in Goldfinger, if you remember.

From a long-term point of view, China is taking over Africa. It’s a very intelligent plan – and an unspoken part of their “One Belt, One Road” program. They loan money to one African government to build a port, a railroad, and an airport, or what have you. The Africans can almost never pay those loans back, so the Chinese – as part of the deal – take over the facility and staff it with their own people. This is actually going on today. If the African leaders don’t like it – unlikely since they’ve pocketed millions under the table for facilitating the deal – they will likely find their lives are in danger. If that doesn’t work, the country may have a visit from the Red Army. Read More

08.24.21- Do the people who rushed to get the COVID shot
have buyer's remorse?

Peter Skurkiss

There are many troubling aspects to the COVID vaccines and the growing mandates for them. Here I'd like to focus on one that is rarely discussed.

To begin with, when these unapproved vaccines were first made available to the public on an emergency basis, many people rushed headlong to get one. They were in a near panic. I saw this myself. This was due, to a large extent, to the panic whipped up in the mainstream media. The COVID virus was reported to be deadly. Its death toll (which we now know was highly inflated) was used to induce fear. Then the early adapters relied completely on pronouncements from the vaccine manufacturers and health authorities like Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Trust the science, it was said. The vaccines were both effective and safe. Read More

08.23.21- Fear Porn Inc.
Terry Paulding

I took a step back from writing about the Wu Flu for a few weeks because there were so many people already writing what I was thinking.  But now the country and the world around us are spiraling downward into panic, and officials are feeding us fear porn recklessly.  It's time to sift the information, to try to find some clarity.  My all-time favorite word is "perspective," and that is what seems to be missing right now.  That, and honesty from the "top" levels of our government and our media.

I'm not a medical professional.  Just an observant senior citizen who cares about my own health and that of those around me.  I read and watch multiple sources of information daily because as a grandparent, I'm concerned for my kids and my little grandkids, as well as my own well-being. Read More

08.21.21- The Smart Money Has Already Sold
Charles Hugh Smith

Generations of punters have learned the hard way that their unwary greed is the tool the ‘Smart Money’ uses to separate them from their cash and capital.

The game is as old as the stock market: the Smart Money recognizes the top is in, and in order to sell all their shares, they need to recruit bagholders to buy their shares and hold them all the way down. Once the catastrophic losses have been taken by the bagholders, then the Smart Money slowly builds up positions amidst the wreckage.

It’s easy to become a bagholder; all you need is greed. Been there, done that, for the siren songs luring bagholders to their ruin are compelling and numerous. The Smart Money doesn’t have to mislead anyone; all they do is let the strident super-Bulls talk up the riches to be had by all those who buy today and hold indefinitely, and human greed does the rest. Read More

08.20.21- Are Vaccines Making COVID Worse?
Alastair Crooke

As we noted yesterday, Dr. Robert Malone is a pioneer in the mRNA technology upon which the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are based. As we also noted: Dr. Malone is not an “anti-vaxxer.” He has — in fact — consecrated his long career to vaccine development.

Yet, he harbors grave reservations about these particular vaccines. What is his central bogey, his primary hobgoblin? He believes the vaccines may be aiding, abetting and comforting the enemy virus. Vaccinating in the middle of a pandemic is “bad science,” Dr. Malone argues. It is creating an “arms race” with the virus.

From his recent Washington Times article, which we here quote, at a length very nearly obscene:

The Biden administration’s strategy to universally vaccinate in the middle of the pandemic is bad science and badly needs a reboot.

This strategy will likely prolong the most dangerous phase of the worst pandemic since 1918 and almost assuredly cause more harm than good – even as it undermines faith in the entire public health system. Read More

08.19.21- A Long, Hot, Angry Summer
Alastair Crooke

The exclusionary ideology is being turned-in upon itself. Turned-in, within western societies, and not just outwards, towards the West’s foreign adversaries. Now, it is key segments of domestic society that are being morally shamed and exiled from full participation in their societies.

Is something ‘big’ coming? It feels as if it might possibly be so. There are serious problems brewing in western societies and the élites are becoming distinctly antsy. We can observe this in the way that the Establishment both are trying to preserve narrative in respect to the virus (‘all must be vaccinated’), whilst – simultaneously – acting to change it, by blaming any narrative deficiency on the Delta variant. Sir Andrew Pollard, a professor of paediatric infection and immunity at the University of Oxford, says flatly that achieving herd immunity is “not a possibility” – now that the Delta variant is circulating. Effectively he is saying that the vaccine cannot do what was promised: i.e. bring about herd immunity; yet the professor continues to urge everyone to be vaccinated, anyway. And, too, a senior SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) adviser to the UK government, states baldly that Covid lockdowns can no longer be justified. Read More

08.18.21- The Propaganda War (Part II)
CJ Hopkons

The column you are about to read is propaganda. Yes, that’s right … propaganda. It isn’t political satire or commentary, or objective news or information, or unbiased, verified scientific fact. It is propaganda, pure and simple.

That isn’t a confession, a disclaimer, or a warning. I am not ashamed of writing propaganda. Most everything you see and read on the Internet, and in newspapers, and on television, and in textbooks, and novels, and on advertising billboards, and everywhere else, is propaganda. There is nothing wrong with propaganda. The question is who is doing it, and what they are doing it for. Here’s the definition in the Cambridge Dictionary:

“information, ideas, opinions, or images, often only giving one part of an argument, that are broadcast, published, or in some other way spread with the intention of influencing people’s opinions” Read More

08.17.21- Why The Global Economy Is Unraveling
Charles Hugh Smith

Global supply chain logjams and global credit/financial crises aren't bugs, they're intrinsic featuresof Neoliberalism's fully financialized global economy.

To understand why the global economy is unraveling, we have to look past the headlines to the primary dynamic of globalization: Neoliberalism, the ideological orthodoxy which holds that introducing market dynamics to sectors that were closed to global markets generates prosperity for all.

This is known as Neoliberalism, as liberalizing markets means opening up sectors that had previously been restricted. Neoliberalism holds that global market forces introduce efficiencies and opportunities that then pave the way for growth. Global market forces include not just new buyers and sellers of goods and services but the introduction of vast new markets for credit and risk that far exceed what was available in local marketplaces. Read More

08.16.21- All of the Evidence Is In:  The Covid Vaccine Is a Failure
Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Readers, 

In my efforts to provide good information in place of Big Pharma-serving propaganda about Covid and the vaccine, I have reported to you from the official databases the large number of deaths and health issues associated with the vaccine.  For some age groups the vaccine is more dangerous than the virus.

I have also reported to you from official reports that the largest percentage of new cases are associated with those who are fully vaccinated.  The question is: are these actually new cases or are they vaccine-associated illnesses?  

Following the conclusions of a Nobel prize-winner in medicine and other top level experts, I have attributed what the medical establishment calls new cases, breakthroughs, delta variant, to adverse responses to the vaccine itself, thus questioning the existence of the delta variant.  But after listening to Dr. Robert Malone, it appears that there are variants also, and will be more variants. Thus the new breakout of what are reported as Covid cases  consists of both adverse reactions to the vaccine and illnesses from the new variants. Read More

08.14.21- Woke Nonsense Is Warping Everyday Life
Victor Davis Hanson

Americans are growing angrier by the day, but in a way different from prior sagebrush revolts such as the 1960s Silent Majority or the Tea Party movement over a decade ago.

The rage this time is not just fueled by conservatives.

For the first time in their lives, Americans of all classes and races are starting to fear a self-created apocalypse that threatens their family's safety and the American way of life.

The border is not just porous as in the pre-Trump past. It is arguably nonexistent. Some 2 million people may cross illegally in the current fiscal year, according to reports -- with complete impunity. There is zero effort to stop them. Officials hector Americans daily to get vaccinated and tested for COVID-19. But they are mute about illegal entrants, some of them no doubt infected with the virus. Read More

08.13.21- Why Do Some People Support Tyranny
While Others Defy It?

Brandon Smith

There is a fundamental question that haunts the pages of history and it is one that has never been addressed in a satisfactory manner. There are many schools of thought on why and how tyranny rises in any given society and all of them miss the mark in terms of explanations, primarily because they all allow their biases to rule their conclusions and blind them to the deeper aspects of power and conspiracy. In other words, they are willing to go down the rabbit hole only so far, and then they deny that the rabbit hole even exists.

The common assumption when it comes to autocracy or oligarchy is that people are “stupid” and easily manipulated into following compelling personalities that make promises they never intend to keep. This is a foolish oversimplification. In truth, the level of manipulation needed to lure a majority of people into dictatorship is so complex that it requires an advanced understanding of human psychology. Read More

08.12.21- The Great Keynesian Coup Of August 1971:
Fifty Years Later

William Anderson

On August 15, 1971, the last remains of what had been a magnificent monetary system died a terrible death, and the American academic, political, business, and media elites led the cheers. The Dow Jones Average jumped by more than 32 points the next day. A de facto national default was spun as a great liberation from a tyrannical financial arrangement that had plagued humanity for generations.

A half century later the disinformation continues, as intellectual bankruptcy parallels the financial bankruptcy of that event.

I write, of course, of the decision by President Richard Nixon to officially close the “gold window,” through which the US government was obligated to sell its gold stores to foreign governments at $35 an ounce, which even then was a bargain. As Nixon’s regime encouraged the Federal Reserve System to inflate the dollar to pay for its bloated military and welfare spending, as had the Johnson and Kennedy regimes before him, it became apparent that the US dollar was quickly losing value. The United States was in rapid decline—and the dollar was falling with the nation’s prestige. Read More

08.11.21- This Is 1938, With the Nazis!
First, They Came for the Unvaccinated!

Wayne Allyn Root

This is the most important commentary I've ever written.

It's time for alarm bells. It's time for me to play the part of Paul Revere: "The communist tyrants and dictators are coming! The communist tyrants and dictators are coming!" They're coming first for unvaccinated Americans.

This is 1938. I'm a Jew. I now understand just a little of what it felt like to be a Jew in 1938. No, it's not the Holocaust. Nothing can be compared to the Holocaust. Ever.

But 1938 was not the Holocaust. It was the pre-Holocaust. It was the time before the nightmare, when the foundation was being laid to destroy the freedom, free speech, businesses and lives of millions of Jews.

Everything happening today to the American people ... to the U.S. Constitution ... to freedom ... and particularly to unvaccinated Americans reminds me of 1938. This is only the beginning. It gets much worse from here. Read More

08.10.21- 2021 Is 1984 – Our Liberties And Freedoms Are Being Ripped Away From Us And America Is Almost Gone
Michael Snyder

If only George Orwell could see what we have become.  Today I am writing this article in the midst of a deep state of sadness.  I have to admit, I haven’t been this sad in a very long time.  In fact, I don’t even know if I am going to be able to complete this article.  What they are doing to this country that I love is really starting to get to me emotionally.  America is supposed to be a beacon of liberty and freedom for the entire world, but now we are on the cutting edge of the global trend toward authoritarianism.  I know that a lot of people have been leaving the United States in recent years in an attempt to escape the madness, but at this point we see authoritarianism on the rise just about everywhere.  Just look at New Zealand.  Just look at Australia.  Just look at the Philippines.  At one time people were fleeing to those countries, but now they have become some of the most authoritarian regimes of all.

I feel so frustrated because I feel like I have been banging my head against a brick wall.  Over the past decade, I have written countless articles warning that we were losing our liberties and our freedoms, and very large numbers of people all over the globe read those articles. Read More

08.09.21- When Confidence In Our Institutions Collapses
Charles Lipson

Sometimes, stories that appear unrelated share common foundations and have cumulative effects, far more serious than any one does individually.

Highlighting these common features tells us something profound about our society and its troubles.

That’s the case with four stories over the past few days.

The first two involve police

One concerns a New York City gang member who attacked multiple officers and shot one of them. The suspect had more than 25 prior arrests for guns, drug offenses, and other crimes. He was known to be part of a gang affiliated with the “Bloods.” Yet Jerome Roman was roaming the streets, gun in hand, out on bail. It is a story repeated dozens of times each week across the country. Read More

08.07.21- The Great Reset: The Global Elite's Plan to Radically Remake Our Economic and Social Lives
Sam Jacobs

The Great Reset is upon us…or at least the powers that be are trying to bring it out. What was once a fringe “conspiracy theory” is now on display plain as day for everyone to see. The economic, political, academic, and media elites around the world are leveraging the chaos, confusion, and restrictions on liberty from the COVID-19 lockdowns and using them to radically alter society around the world.

What will this change look like? The global elites want to create a society of renters who own nothing, while also pushing a social agenda that would be unpopular with the unwashed masses and difficult to implement in a society with a broad, ownership-based middle class. What this means is that you would rent not just your home, but also your phone, computer, car (though you probably will “carshare,” the term for renting a car when you need one for an extended period and summoning one when you need it for a ride), and even the pots and pans you cook with. Read More

08.06.21- Why They’re Suppressing Vaccine Side Effects
Brian Maher

A question:

Why do the health authorities refuse to acknowledge the possibility of severe vaccination side effects? Here is the likely answer:

The “Noble Lie.” Details to follow.

As we maintained yesterday — in grim detail — the COVID-19 vaccines are likely not so safe as health authorities claim.

Jabbings have likely accounted for thousands of deaths — perhaps tens of thousands — and at least hundreds of thousands of other “adverse events.”

The numbers may trifle against the millions and millions of incident-free vaccinations. Most may be unaffected entirely. We do not claim otherwise. Read More

08.05.21- Farewell to Yet Another Failed Monetary System
Egon von Greyerz

The beginning of the end of the current monetary system and currency collapse started exactly 50 years ago. In the next few years the world will experience the end of the end of another failed experiment of unlimited debt creation and fake fiat money.

Economic history tells us that we need to focus on two areas to understand where the  economy is going – INFLATION AND THE CURRENCY.

These two areas are now indicating that the world is in for a major shock. Very few investors expect inflation to become a real problem but instead believe interest rates will be subdued. And no one expects the dollar to collapse or any major currency collapse at all. Read More

08.04.21- When Things Don’t Add Up
James Howard Kunstler

It was only a week ago that the American Medical Association (AMA) declared that the category formerly known as “sex” must be removed from US birth certificates — replaced, one supposes, by a tacit “to-be-determined” status in the great Progressive rush to extract the human race from the animal kingdom. Of course, that’s only one skirmish in the great Woke Jacobin war on the moiling masses who clutter up planet Earth, cramping the style of its transhuman-seeking ubermanagers, Bill Gates, Bezos, Daszak, Zuck, Jack, Elon, Klaus & Company, et. al.

But this was the old redoubtable, white-coated AMA, you understand, not some claque of screeching, size-16, “body-positive,” gender-cryptic freshman hopping up and down outside the Yale faculty lounge at the sherry-sipping toffs within. Amateur diagnosticians out there might recognize it as another symptom of the hebephrenic toxicosis infecting America’s elites, especially those who work in realms supposedly based on facts, figures, and the general effort to make sense of life in our mysterious universe. Read More

08.03.21- Is This What's Really Behind
The War On Home-Ownership?

Kit Knightly

Becoming a “Nation of Renters” is clearly a big part of the New Normal...

The incipient “Great Reset” is a multi-faceted beast. We talk a lot about vaccine passports and lockdowns and the Covid-realated aspects – and we should – but there’s more to it than that.

Remember, they want you to “own nothing and be happy”. And right at the top of the list of things you definitely shouldn’t own, is your own home.

The headlines about this have been steady for the last few years, but it has picked up pace in the wake of the “pandemic” (as has so much else). An agenda hidden on back pages, behind by Covid’s meaningless big red numbers, but perhaps no less sinister. Read More

08.02.21- Don’t Get Jabbed: Powerful Video on “Killer Vaccine”
that Needs to be Watched by Everyone

Gary G. Kohls, MD

In the words of Dr. Gary G Kohls:

Here is a must-watch, totally-truthful, science-based, vaccinology-literate video for anyone who is considering getting a booster (or even an initial) dose of any of the still-experimental, still unproven for long-term safety or efficacy, mRNA Covid-19 inoculations.  and then quickly forwarded on to loved ones before one of the many powers-that-be finds a way to shut it down. Read More

07.31.21- The Insecurity Industry
Edward Snowden

The greatest danger to national security has become the companies that claim to protect it

The first thing I do when I get a new phone is take it apart. I don’t do this to satisfy a tinkerer’s urge, or out of political principle, but simply because it is unsafe to operate. Fixing the hardware, which is to say surgically removing the two or three tiny microphones hidden inside, is only the first step of an arduous process, and yet even after days of these DIY security improvements, my smartphone will remain the most dangerous item I possess.

The microphones inside my actual phone, prepped for surgery: Read More

07.30.21- CDC confesses to COVID-19 “vaccines” being a medical HOAX… vaxxed individuals shown to have HIGHER viral loads and can be super-spreaders
Ethan Huff

Many people seem to have missed it, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made a powerful admission this week that completely upends everything we have been told for the past several months about Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines.”

In a shocking announcement, the CDC actually confessed to the fact that the Trump Vaccines it has been aggressively pushing as the final solution to the Chinese Virus were nothing but a medical hoax, providing no protection against infection or spread. Read More

07.29.21-The Battle of the Censors
Jim Rickards

Two sides are attacking free speech, but their arguments are so irrational they end up attacking each other. On one side are Facebook, Google, and the Google-owned YouTube channel. All three have engaged in censorship and suppression of free speech and open debate about the pandemic and vaccines.

Legitimate questions are squashed, and treatments, such as hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, cannot be mentioned without the risk of being banned from social media.

On the other side is the Biden administration, which also wants to ban discussion of alternate treatments and completely block any information that raises concerns about so-called COVID “vaccines.” Read More

07.28.21- When Private Property Isn’t
Bionic Mosquito


My comment, at the Mises site:

[From the author of the piece]: “This does not mean that someone cannot be prevented from accessing certain venues or activities when their rightful owners set preventive sanitary rules….”

BM: Libertarians must really get past this kind of thinking. Does anyone believe that airlines, social media companies, mainstream media companies, any large company of any type is a private company in any meaningful sense? How quickly and suddenly they bow to government dictates no matter how draconian, and what punishment will befall them if they don’t. Willingly or through coercion, they do the state’s bidding.

The piece was about forced vaccinations.

There is much about private property that isn’t private.  At one extreme – consider it the closest to a libertarian ideal: we have property, acquired via voluntary transaction; either produced from other materials, acquired in trade, developed in code, etc.  Yet, even at this extreme, try not paying property tax on the property, or income tax on the privately earned income, etc.  The property isn’t purely private in the sense of the owner have complete control over use and disposition. Read More

07.27.21- In a Hall of Mirrors You Have To Break Some Glass To See Clearly
James Howard Kunstler

I’ll tell you what’s really funny: the new Sam Harris “Making Sense” podcast with Dr. Eric Topol, veep of Scripps Research. These two just can’t make sense of why the folks outside their Southern California smuggery bubble have any reservations about getting vaxed-up against Covid-19. It’s like a mental illness to them — all these selfish, Trump-driven, flag-smooching ignoramuses beyond the pale of Wokery, who are putting at risk their science-loving betters in the PhD hives of the New Normal, while that King Kong of Covid variants (code-name Delta) rages through the hillsides and canyons beneath Mulholland Drive. The insolence! Can’t these morons just follow simple instructions (available 24/7 at CNN)?

Okay, here’s why, Sam and Eric: Because every institution in American life has squandered its credibility in the service of a political program that seeks to destroy whatever used to be worth caring about in Western Civ, including free thought, free speech, free inquiry, free movement, truth, beauty, and the right to resist official coercion. Half the country has no trust in the government’s public health apparatus, led by the — shall we say — slippery Dr. Anthony Fauci. Should they believe NPR? The New York Times? CBS-News? Should they follow every bob and judder of Rachel Maddow’s Adam’s apple? Should they swallow every globule of obvious horse-shit served up by Jen Psaki? Read More

07.26.21- America Is Only One Step Away From A South African-Style Social Implosion
Brandon Smith

On the global news front I have been watching one event with special attention, mainly because it seems like almost no one else is – I am speaking of course about the social and economic collapse in South Africa that has been escalating over the past couple weeks. What is strange to me is that certain parallels between South Africa and the US are being summarily ignored.

Basically, the South African situation is a more exaggerated version of what is happening in America, and we need to consider if it is merely a preview of future events as the extra financial protections in the US begin to fall away.

Cultural Marxism And Social Unrest (The Reparations Con)

South Africa’s government under the ANC (African National Congress) was already going full communist in 2018-2019 before the covid pandemic. Under proposed amendments to the constitution, they demanded that “reparations” be taken from white farmers in the form of land grabs, which would then be redistributed to black citizens. Read More

07.24.21- The Antifa/FBI Coalition
John Dietrich

Over two dozen people were killed during the Antifa and BLM protests in 2020.  It is routinely reported that “five people died as a result” of the Jan. 6 disturbance.  This is a totally accurate statement, however, it is still misleading.  Only one of the deceased died as a result of violence.  She was actually murdered by a government official. Relating these deaths allows the media to routinely describe Jan. 6 as a “deadly insurrection” as opposed to the “mostly peaceful” protests by Antifa and BLM.  Prior to Jan. 6, Trump supporters had held dozens of mass rallies without burning cities or murdering people.  This was a major embarrassment for the Deep State.  Media coverage of the Jan. 6 event has been largely successful in minimizing that embarrassment.  This was a major Deep State coup and the planning and execution of this “insurrection” reveal a disturbing relationship between the government and radical groups. The FBI did not only fail to adequately prevent the disturbance, they appear to have actively facilitated it. The FBI and radical leftists are branches of the Deep State.

FBI agents “taking a knee” in homage to BLM Read More

07.23.21- Transhumanism: Immortality, Anyone?
Aden Tate

You’ve likely heard a word tossed about in the narrative of late that has you somewhat dumbfounded: transhumanism.

What on earth does that mean?

What is Transhumanism? 

While the term has been around for decades, it’s always been a fringe aspect of the scientific community. And by fringe, I mean fringe of the fringe. Nobody knew what transhumanism was. However, now the movement is growing like never before, and the well-informed American needs to know what it encompasses. 

The end goal of transhumanism: defeat suffering, pain, disease, inequality, and death through biotechnological implants. Read More

07.22.21- 5 Retirement Saving Mistakes
That Could Derail Your Plans

Birch Gold Group

The younger generation of retirement savers is raising concerns abouttheir prospects for a comfortable retirement according to a recent Forbes article, and rightfully so.

After all: Social Security is behind the 8-ball, the pandemic’s economic ripple effects are affecting savers, and lawmakers can’t seem to stop meddling with saver’s futures.

Who wouldn’t be concerned?

Forbes highlighted the results of a poll with 3,000 respondents:

The average American began to stress about their retirement at 25. This varies by state, with South Carolinians and South Dakotans starting by 19 and Arkansans staying calm until their early 40s.  Read More

07.21.21- America: Down But Not Out – …or are we?
Justin O Smith

No one should really be surprised, not when Biden himself said he would be “the most progressive U.S. president in history” and knowing that AOC and Bernie would be pushing him even more Hard Left. But to hear them be so brazen about their violations of our rights is a bit astounding, and it certainly left a bad taste in my mouth and a bad feeling in my stomach to hear Psaki speak of the Biden regime’s push for censorship of “misinformation” through Big Tech.

That these fools are still able to navigate the country freely and keep their teeth is a testament to the goodness of most Americans and their tolerance for opposing worldviews, or their ignorance, apathy and sheer stupidity. Why anyone ever even began giving Marx and Mao a place at the table of ideas in America, when their worldview was diametrically opposed to our Founding Principles is beyond me, especially in the knowledge that they aimed to destroy our system as soon as they were able. Read More

07.20.21- Campbell's Soup Destroys The Fed's Myth Of 'Transitory' Inflation
Political Calculations Blog

Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup has long been our favorite way to visualize the effects of inflation over time in the U.S. economy. That's because the product is defined by its iconic packaging, a No. 1 size steel can that contains the same amount of condensed tomato soup as it did when the product was first introduced to the public in the late 1800s.

This relative stability in packaging however means Campbell Soup cannot hide the price increases is passes along to its customers through shrinkflation, which many other food producers exploit by keeping the same prices on their goods, but diminishing the amount of goods within them. When inflation drives up the costs of what they have to pay to make and transport their goods to consumers, Campbell's must increase their prices to compensate.

That's what's happening now. Campbell Soup has confirmed it is increasing prices across its product lines: Read More

07.19.21- The Ugly And Difficult Hunt For The True Economy
Bruce Wilds

Good luck with acquiring a clear view of our economic future. It is shrouded and cloaked under an ocean of often irrelevant facts and figures. Somewhere between what we are told is occurring in the economy and what we see happening on Main Streets across America is the real and true authentic economy. It is ironic that every sign the economy is not getting better only reinforces the idea that the Fed needs to goose things and pour even more fuel on the fire. This is exactly what many of us oppose and consider pure insanity.

A false economy of fraud is created by seizing on a few positive numbers that can be spun and hyped to convince people all is well.Even as I'm writing this, a MarketWatch article just came out saying the U.S. stock-index futures were trading higher after a report on June retail sales came in stronger than expected. To that, I say, what do you expect, people are busy spending what they see as "free money." Sadly, people buying goods made in China from Amazon does little to enrich our communities or the American economy. Read More

07.17.21- Enemies of the People
James Howard Kunstler

Edging now into high summer, the “Joe Biden” apparatus swerves toward the totalitarian seizure of all communications. A White House equerry name of Jeff Zients with the awesome title Covid Response Coordinator called on “Biden allied groups” (DNC? NSA? AFT? CCP?) to monitor Short Message Services (SMS, i.e., texts) on cell phones in search of “disinformation being spread about vaccinations”… Surgeon General Vivek Murthy asked social media to “step up” to address “false claims feeding vaccine resistance”… White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki let slip that “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation”….

America is oh so problematic! You people are working a little too hard to think for yourselves — you basket of deplorable, brain-damaged, flyover gorks — so pardon us while we remove your impure thoughts from the nation’s thought-spaces. We will do your thinking for you, because 1) we know better, and 2) we say so…. Can you see now how things are working perfectly toward an autumn explosion of, shall we say, unpleasant disagreeableness? Read More

07.16.21- The American Revolution vs. the French Revolution
Brian Maher

The setting: Beijing, 1971. The characters: United States National Security Advisor Hank Kissinger and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai.

They are discussing diplomacy.

At one point a pause broke their conversation. Mr. Kissinger then solicited his host’s estimate of the French Revolution’s impact upon the world.

“Too early to say,” came the response.

Premier Zhou was likely referring to the 1968 student agitations in Paris. But let us proceed under the cover of myth… and report on the progress of the 1789 revolution.

Is it too early yet to pronounce verdict upon the French Revolution? That is the question we take up today — and tomorrow. Read More

07.15.21- The Right To Be Let Alone: What To Do When COVID Strike Force Teams Come Knocking
John W. Whitehead

“Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent.”

- Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis

A federal COVID-19 vaccination strike force may soon be knocking on your door, especially if you live in a community with low vaccination rates. Will you let them in?

More to the point, are you required to open the door?

The Biden Administration has announced that it plans to send federal “surge response teams” on a “targeted community door-to-door outreach“ to communities with low vaccination rates in order to promote the safety and accessibility of the COVID-19 vaccines. Read More

07.14.21- Clif High: Hyperinflation Will Collapse Biden Administration
Greg Hunter

Clif High is an Internet data mining expert who uses something he calls “Predictive Linguistics,” which sorts through billions of bits of information on the Internet to predict future trends and events.  He has many well-documented correct predictions.  High predicted a month ago, “The Biden Administration would be in full collapse by this fall.”  The CV19 Vax door knocking campaign from the Biden camp, to harass people into getting the jab, is simply a prelude to the coming collapse.   High explains, “It’s a sign of desperation, and it’s a sign of weakness. . . . What they do not realize is the people doing this work are going to be assaulted by the people they are going to be talking to verbally and sometimes physically.  It won’t go well for the workers.  It’s going to cause lots and lots and lots of videos and audio recordings to come into existence that the Biden Administration will desperately not want to have happened.  At some point, I think it will be the PR aspect that will get them to cancel it. . . . People will take the opportunity to ‘red pill’ these workers and record it. . . . It will be like my enemy is sending his troops to me.  Let me see if I can convert them to my purpose.” Read More

07.13.21- Consumers Expect Red-Hot Inflation to Crush Their Earnings: Fed’s Survey
Wolf Richter

And the folks who experienced the high inflation of the 1970s and early 1980s as adults expect inflation to hit 5.7% in one year.

When the Fed discusses inflation, and the extent to which it would be allowed to exist, it always mentions “inflation expectations” and that they are and should be “well anchored” because persistent consumer price inflation is in part a psychological phenomenon, where consumers are willing to pay higher prices because they expect higher prices. Companies are getting away with charging higher prices, and because they expect to charge higher prices, they’re raising their wages, but not as much as they raise prices. These inflation expectations contribute to a cascade of higher prices leading to higher prices. And consumers’ inflation expectations are now blowing out.

The inflation expectations for one year from now jumped to 4.8% in June, the highest in the survey going back to June 2013, according to the New York Fed’s Survey of Consumer Expectations today. Read More

07.12.21- The Greatest Mistake in American History: Letting Government Educate Our Children
Harry Browne

This is a special evening for me. The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE’s) founder, Leonard E. Read, had a major influence on my life. He was the one person who actually made me understand how to think and approach others about liberty. To me FEE is hallowed ground, and I am so very happy to be here and to see such a large audience. To appreciate the miracle of the market it is important sometimes to stand back and glimpse all the wonders of it. Just go into an ordinary supermarket and look at all those meats and vegetables, fruits and milk, candies and snacks, and everything else. Low-calorie foods, kosher foods, ethnic foods, microwaveable foods—there is so much to choose from. But the choices don’t stop there. If you want ice cream, there’s Edy’s, Breyers, Häagen Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s, and a dozen others.

And it really doesn’t matter what the person next to you wants: he is free to get the Breyers ice cream, while you might prefer the Edy’s. You don’t have to vote on it, you don’t have to pressure anybody. You simply come in and choose from the cornucopia of all these things that are available at prices that are affordable to you. We often take this for granted because it has been with us all of our lives. Read More

07.10.21- What Would a World Without Personal Property
Look Like?

Aden Tate

Within the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset, the mantra has come out that by the year 2030, “you’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy.”

For those of us who haven’t been brainwashed by communism, this likely seems somewhat disturbing. But let us examine just how one can ensure “people don’t own anything.”

Let’s look at what a world without personal property looks like.

Medical Tyranny

“If it were up to me, anybody not wearing a mask when they are out in public would be arrested … That’s an act of domestic terrorism and should be treated like one,” Lancaster, California, Mayor Rex Parris Read More

07.09.21- What If the Next Major Cyberattack Targeted the Internet?
Brandon Smith

Over the past few months I have been writing analysis on a planned crisis war game organized by the World Economic Forum called “Cyberpolygon.” The event will be held this week on July 9th, and it’s allegedly designed to simulate a massive cyberattack that somehow disrupts the global supply chain, or at the very least disrupts the supply chain of multiple large economies.

Why am I so interested in this war game? Well, many of my readers will recall that the last major simulation the WEF and the Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation held was Event 201, a global pandemic exercise which portrayed a coronavirus outbreak spread by animal carriers to humans killing millions of people while forcing the shutdown of multiple first-world economies. Event 201 was scheduled for October 2019 – two months later the exact pandemic scenario they simulated happened in real life, save a few minor details. Klaus Schwab, the head of the WEF, was very quick to exploit the COVID-19 outbreak as a rationale for the “Great Reset” agenda: A socialist reconstruction of the world’s financial system and political structure that globalists have been clamoring for since at least 2014. Read More

07.08.21- Preparing For Hurricane Season
Samantha Biggers

Hurricane season is upon us. It is crucial to prepare ahead of time if you live in areas that are regularly affected. Remember that even if you live several hundred miles inland, you can still get some inclement weather or a surge in travelers that are seeking supplies or looking for a place to “ride out the storm.”

I think it is important to prepare immediately for several reasons.

COVID-19’s economic impacts, as well as other factors, have the supply chain in shambles.

Shortages are very common. A lot of us are just waiting on the next one. Now it is more important than ever to plan and keep extra supplies on hand of essential daily items such as food, water, medication, and don’t forget to plan for your pets and any elderly relatives that live independently on their own. Read More

07.07.21- 5 Specific Reasons Why You Should Stockpile
Food Right Now

Michael Snyder

For decades, Americans have not needed to be concerned about food prices.  Yes, prices would always go up by a little bit each year, but in general we have been extremely blessed for a very long time.  Our supermarkets have always been packed with food, and we could always count on the fact that prices would be about the same a month or two down the road.  Unfortunately, things are now changing, and not in a good way.  A massive wave of inflation has hit agricultural commodities, and food producers have felt forced to pass those cost increases along to consumers.  Unfortunately, many experts are anticipating that the price hikes that we are currently witnessing are just the beginning.

So even though food prices have already become quite painful, they are never going to be any lower than they are at this moment.

Looking forward, there are several factors that are likely to combine to cause food inflation to accelerate even more in the months ahead.  The following are 5 specific reasons why you should stockpile food right now… Read More

07.06.21- How to Protect Yourself From a Fragile Economy
Tom Dyson

Here’s an easy way to think about the big trends of the next decade or two…

We’re now at an inflection point in the markets that’s the inverse of the great inflection point of the early 1980s.

Back then, there was only one trade you needed to make – sell your gold and silver and buy stocks and bonds with the proceeds.

Today, it’s the inverse. The trade we need to make is sell our stocks and bonds and buy gold and silver. Read More

07.05.21- The Culture War Has A New Target: Independence Day
James Jay Carafano

Once upon a time in America, journalists wrote “holiday pieces” out of desperation. In a world where amusement parks and beaches beckoned, where businesses carpet-bombed consumers with holiday sales ads, recreation and crass commercialism overmatched the remembrance of important historical persons and events.

The “holiday pieces” were rearguard actions, waged to recall Americans to “the reason for the season.” Now, these holiday defenders are even more badly outnumbered. The Left’s culture warriors have supplanted commercials as the chief enemy of public memory. They don’t aim to hijack commemoration days to serve their commercial ends; they aim to erase the meaning of these holidays altogether. Read More

07.03.21- Enjoy July 4 This Sunday. It Might Be The Last One.
Paul Craig Roberts

Yes, really. The Fourth of July is no longer an event to be celebrated. It has become a day of shame and remorse. On that day a systemic racist country was created that brought slavery and oppression to blacks. The Founding Fathers created the Constitution in order to legitimize slavery. Don’t just take it from me. To confirm that July 4 is a day of infamy just consult the New York Times’ 1619 Project, CNN, NPR, the critical race theory taught in your local school system, and in your son or daughter’s university or ask Kamala or Biden.

Formerly, the solution was restitution. The US government was to turn over buckets full of white taxpayers’ money to blacks to compensate them for a labor system that ended 156 years ago. But today that doesn’t suffice. Restitution alone doesn’t fix the problem of systemic racism, that is, the fact that every white person is a racist by virtue of skin color. If you are white, you are racist by definition. This problem can only be solved by “eliminating whiteness.” Read More

07.02.21- As Americans Party, Our Enemies On The Other Side Of The Globe Are Preparing For Military Confrontation
Michael Snyder

Here in the middle of 2021, Americans are generally feeling pretty good about things.  The COVID pandemic appears to be subsiding, our sports stadiums are full of fans again, the stock market has been soaring, and all over the country people are in the mood to party.  In fact, July 4th celebrations across the nation are likely to be quite boisterous this year.  But in China the mood is quite different, and the same thing is true in Russia.  In both cases, politicians are talking tough about the United States, and in both cases the military is being prepared for a potential future conflict.  Right now, our relations with China are the worst that they have been in decades, and our relations with Russia have never been this bad in our entire history.  But the vast majority of Americans are completely and utterly clueless about all of this, because most Americans couldn’t care less about what happens on the other side of the globe.

This week, China commemorated the 100th anniversary of the CCP, and Xi Jinping used that as an opportunity to warn that any nation that tries to bully China “will have their heads bashed bloody”Read More

07.01.21- New research obliterates the entire justification behind vaccine passports, finding that public gatherings contribute NOTHING to the spread of covid
Ethan Huff

Many sports arenas, concert halls, theaters and other large event centers are pushing to require “vaccine passports” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), which they claim will keep everyone “safe.” The truth, however, at least according to science, is that public gatherings are zero risk when it comes to spreading the Chinese Virus.

New research out of the United Kingdom reveals that “no substantial outbreaks” occur when people come into close contact with one another, even in sizeable crowds. As it turns out, every person has a little thing called an immune system that, generally speaking, protects them against dying when out in public.

Other human beings are not walking disease vectors like Tony Fauci claims, and refusing to get injected or wear a mask is not going to kill grandma. It is what we have been saying all along, and science is only just now catching up with acceptance of the facts. Read More

06.30.21- "Panic Porn Dressed Up As Science" - Exposing The Truth About The Delta Variant
Tyler Durden

Equity futures are in the red Wednesday morning as Dr. Anthony Fauci's warnings about the supposedly "dire threat" posed by the Delta variant continue to be dramatically amplified by the American media.

Yesterday, we delved into the issue of the Delta variant as daily COVID cases reported in the USticked higher after touching their lowest levels since the start of the pandemic. The data set off another round of warnings about the relatively large swath of Americans who refuse to get the vaccine.

On Wednesday, Bloomberg published the latest in a series of stories effectively re-stating the same facts: the vaccination rate in a handful of deep-red states has substantially lagged the rate in the rest of the country. The lead-in for Wednesday's story was the fact that the gap between the most- and least-vaccinated states has continued to widen. Though even Bloomberg concedes that "on a national level, the news appears good...the country's vaccination campaign is among the most successful in the world..."  Read More

06.29.21- America's Social Order is Unraveling
Charles Hugh Smith

The unraveling of America's social order is accelerating, and denial will not save us from the consequences of the plundering of the social contract. 

What kind of nation boasts a record-high stock market and an unraveling social order? Answer: a failed nation, a nation that has substituted artifice for realism for far too long, a nation that now depends on illusory phantoms of capital, prosperity and democracy to prop up a crumbling facade of "wealth" that the populace now understands is largely in the hands of a few families and corporations, most of which pay little to support the citizenry they dominate politically and financially.  

The social order sounds abstract, but it is all too real. The social order has two primary components: social cohesion, the glue of common purpose and shared sacrifice binding the social order, and the social contract, the implicit contract between the ruling elite, the state (government) and commoners (the middle class, the working poor and state dependents) that their labor, taxes and sacrifices will nourish a society with a level playing field, broad-based opportunity and security.  Read More

06.28.21- They're Wrong About Inflation
James Rickards

Sometimes new data can shed light on an uncertain situation, especially in financial markets.

Other times it simply adds to the confusion. Such was the case with the most recent U.S. employment report released June 4 for the month of May.

The analyst world was glued to their news feeds, anxiously awaiting the latest report. The result was — bafflement.

The report showed job gains of 559,000. That’s a strong number, but it was below expectations. The market was looking for 670,000 jobs or higher. While strong April gains were revised up slightly, the stronger March gains had earlier been revised down by 131,000 jobs over the course of April and May. Read More

06.26.21- The Woke Business Complex
Robert E Wright

As he left office in early 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned Americans about the biggest domestic threats to their liberty, the military-industrial and scientific-technological complexes.

Ostensibly, those two aspects of what was later sometimes termed The Deep State or The Swamp defeated the Union of Soviet Social Republics (USSR) circa 1990 and then went in search of other threats, including Islamic extremism.

But those threats were never threatening enough to justify the billions sought by defense contractors, Big Pharma, Big Tech, and so forth, so reality often got stretched into outright lies. Remember Colin Powell’s yellow cake speech? Read More

06.25.21- Social Security Under Pressure Thanks to These 3 Economic Trends
Peter Reagan

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is in enough trouble on its own. But now, there are three big cultural and economic forces that appear to be taking their toll on the program.

It’s the same program you have plunked your hard-earned dollars into, in the form of mandatory payroll taxes, over decades of work. Maybe we shouldn’t call them your hard-earned dollars, though. Because once that money goes to Social Security, it’s not yours anymore. As the SSA states very clearly:

The money you pay in taxes isn’t held in a personal account for you to use when you get benefits. We use your taxes to pay people who are getting benefits right now. Any unused money goes to the Social Security trust funds, not a personal account with your name on it. Read More

06.24.21- Watch Live: Is This The Next Gamma Squeeze?
Tyler Durden

"Gamma Squeeze" has been the word of the year so far for many freshly-minted equity-trading gurus (as they watched their AMC, GME, and other meme stocks momentum ignited "to the moon" time and again in the first half of 2021).

To have a “gamma squeeze” there first needs to be a “delta squeeze”.

A sudden surge in call volumes can lead to options market makers (MM) having to purchase shares of stock, which can drive the stock price higher.

When new options positions are traded, MM may need to immediately hedge the risk generated by these new trades.

This initial hedge is called a “delta hedge” and can result in large amounts of stock being purchased. As the stock price moves around, MM may need to adjust their hedge positions, which is called a “gamma hedge”. Read More

06.23.21- Manufacturing (New Normal) “Reality”
CJ Hopkins

The ultimate goal of every totalitarian system is to establish complete control over society and every individual within it in order to achieveideological uniformity and eliminate any and all deviation from it.

This goal can never be achieved, of course, but it is the raison d’être of all totalitarian systems, regardless of what forms they take and ideologies they espouse.

You can dress totalitarianism up in Hugo Boss-designed Nazi uniforms, Mao suits, or medical-looking face masks, its core desire remains the same: to remake the world in its paranoid image … to replace reality with its own “reality.” Read More

06.22.21- Government Now “Greatest Threat” to U.S.,
Warns Pastor MacArthur

Alex Newman

Despite claims by Joe Biden that alleged man-made global-warming and supposed “systemic racism” are the greatest threats to America, one of America’s best-known evangelical pastors says neither of those even exist. Instead, Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church, who influences millions of Christians around the world, argued that “the government” itself is actually now the greatest threat to the nation.

The comments are especially noteworthy because MacArthur for decades has been known for vigorously urging Christians to submit to the government. In fact, his views on the subject were so strict that he has even accused America’s Founding Fathers of being in sin for declaring independence from their colonial rulers in London. He has also chastised Christians for being too attached to their constitutionally protected rights. Read More

06.21.21- Free At Last
James Howard Kunstler

For now, the public seems to want nothing more than to breathe a little easier — that is without masks on our faces after a year of Covid-19 paranoia — and attempt to return to something like normal life. It’s like an “all-clear” siren went off the past week and a consensus swept the land that can be summed up as we’re done with that. There were zero cases of Covid-19 in my upstate New York county the past week and now the few people going around still-masked begin to look a little like whack-jobs acting out a stupid morality play.

The official Covid-19 narrative took quite a beating last month, but the bottom line of it all is hardly reassuring. The main theme of the narrative was the insistence by public health authorities at the highest level, staunchly supported by the compliant news media, that the disease did not originate in the Wuhan, China, virology lab. They kept the story going all year. Then, just days ago, the narrative flipped and is suddenly accepted as self-evident: of course, the virus came out of the Wuhan lab! (Jon Stewart shouted this out right in Stephen Colbert’s contorted face on TV.) Dr. Fauci’s email trail says as much, along with videos of his colleague Peter Daszek bragging on it as far back as 2012, with plenty of supporting evidence from various Chinese scientists. Read More

06.19.21- The Long History Of Money
Tuomas Malinen

We are approaching a critical turning point in the history of financial systems.

Since the Great Financial Crisis, central banks have exerted control over the financial markets through their QE-programs and plan to extend their influence over the monetary system through the introduction of national digital currencies.  Opposing forces include, as usual, those of financial innovation, which include independent cryptocurrencies.

In the June issue of our Q-Review series, we will delve deep into the world of digital currencies and the future of monetary systems. To accompany our report, we intend to publish a series of blogs which examine the long history of monetary and financial systems.

Today we will start with a brief summary of the history of money. Read More

06.18.21- The FBI's Role in the Jan. 6 Capitol Fracas
Is Absolutely Disgusting

J.B. Shurk

Do you remember how conservatives went out of their way to separate rank-and-file FBI agents from the corrupt actions of Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe, Bill Priestap, James Baker, James Rybicki, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and others as more evidence came to light revealing that the top brass at the bureau had worked to create an “insurance policy” that could be used to overthrow President Trump from office?  Writers and television pundits would always couch any criticism of the bureau in some respectful language like “we’re only talking about high-ranking officials here, not the FBI, itself, which is filled with the best agents in the world who are always looking out for America.”

I think we can dispense with the overly protective pleasantries at this point.  The FBI is a goon squad of un-American thugs who have taken the worst elements of East Germany’s Stasi police state and Cosa Nostra‘s organized crime and turned them into a blueprint for exercising and keeping illegitimate power over their enemies.  They aren’t a law enforcement organization, and they certainly don’t give a rat’s rear end about justice. Read More

06.17.21- Arizona Lawmaker Responds to AG Garland: “You Will Not Touch Arizona Ballots or Machines Unless You Want to Spend Time in Arizona Prison”
FreeSpeechFan

Earlier on Friday, the Biden Department of Justice warned state lawmakers that if they proceeded to audit fraudulent elections they will be targeted by the Biden administration.

The US Constitution specifically gives the power to the states to regulate federal elections as they see fit.

You would think the Attorney General of the United States would know this.

Following the threats by the Biden regime, former fighter pilot and Arizona state Senator Wendy Rogers warned Merrick Garland to stay in his lane. Read More

06.16.21- 9 Signs That Some Of America’s Long-Term Trends Are Starting To Become Very Serious Short-Term Problems
Michael Snyder

Ignoring long-term problems can work for a while, but eventually they catch up with you.  Over the years, I have written many articles about alarming long-term trends in our society that desperately needed to be addressed.  Of course the vast majority of those long-term trends never got much attention, because our political system tends to reward politicians that focus on short-term issues.  As a result, many of the long-term trends that I have written about previously have now gotten to a point where they have started to become very serious short-term problems.  In this article, I would like to share 9 examples of this with you.

#1 I have been warning about exploding debt levels for as long as I have been writing about the economy.  Most people know that the U.S. national debt has now crossed the 28 trillion dollar threshold, but hardly anyone is talking about the explosion of corporate debt that we have been witnessing in recent months.  According to the Federal Reserve, total corporate debt in the United States is now up to a whopping 11.2 trillion dollars Read More

06.15.21- Cognitive Dissonance, Conditioning, and Reality Creation
Brendan D. Murphy 

In light of the evidence available to us today through various spheres of investigation, philosophical materialism can justifiably be looked upon as an unconscious ego defence mechanism (a shield against cognitive dissonance), a sort of superstition designed to preserve the individual’s limited conception of self at the expense of a vast array of fascinating and factual information. Denial is a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.

In The Holographic Universe (the book which triggered my awakening!), the late physicist Michael Talbot relays an amazing personal experience particularly relevant to the theme of belief and perception. We can see once more here how powerful subconscious conditioning is, given that hypnosis is all about altering the subconscious programs running our brain-minds: Talbot’s father had hired a hypnotist to entertain some friends in their home. Read More

06.14.21- Struggle Session
James Howard Kunstler

Syllogism: Dr. Tony Fauci says he is The Science… Dr. Tony Fauci lied to the nation early and often about his relationship with the Wuhan lab and his role in the development of the Covid-19 virus… thereforeThe Science is a liar! Say what…?  Yet another revered institution bites the dust! At this rate, will America ever be able to get its mind right?

Let’s face it: the government has done everything wrong around the Covid-19 episode from the start, and continues to this day. For a whole year since the outbreak, The Science (Dr. Fauci) managed to evade and bury the fact that he helped fund the gain-of-function (GOF) research of a bio-weapon for China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The Science (Dr. Fauci) hid the fact that Dr. Fauci knew as early as 2012 that an Asian bat virus was in GOF development. In October, 2014, the Obama regime declared an official pause on funding for GOF research on influenza, MERS, and SARS viruses (though the Pentagon secretly kept funneling money into it). The Science (Dr. Fauci) got the official pause lifted on January 7, 2017, eleven days before Mr. Trump’s inauguration, unbeknownst to Mr. Trump. Development of the enhanced SARS Covid-19 variant disease continued. Read More

06.12.21- Bitcoin Is De-dollarization.
Ethereum Is DeFi-nancialization

Mark Jeftovic

Lately I have been thinking a lot about the difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum while at the same time the world is witnessing the inexorable move to crypto in realtime. Some may question the latter half of that assertion, given that the latest FUD cycle against cryptos has been one of the most intense that I’ve witnessed since getting involved in the space in 2013.

Behind the FUD we see actions. We see Russia dumping dollar assets (can you blame them?).

We hear Munger making almost childishly uninformed remarks on crypto, yet BRK is investing in one of the world’s most crypto friendly banks.

We see El Salvador as the first country in the world to make Bitcoin legal tender. Read More

06.11.21- An Orchestrated Hoax
Dinesh D'Souza

It can now be said publicly: The massive public campaign to convince and even compel the world to accept the idea that SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, arose naturally from a meat market in Wuhan was a hoax.

The gory details are contained in a bombshell investigative report in the magazine Vanity Fair. This alone is surprising. Vanity Fair is a culture and trends magazine, not noted for this type of serious inquiry. Yet Katherine Eban’s in-depth article is thoroughly researched, with multiple named sources, and written in the style of a detective story.

The first question to ask is: How did we get a scientific and media consensus that SARS-CoV2 originally came from the Wuhan meat market?  The answer is a group letter signed by leading virologists that appeared in the reputable science publication The Lancet. This article dismissed theories that suggested SARS-CoV2 might have come from the Wuhan lab as “conspiracy theories” that had were flatly rejected by the scientific community. Read More

06.10.21- 2022 Social Security COLA Likely to Evaporate
Thanks to This

Peter Reagan

For this year, Social Security recipients received a 1.3% cost of living adjustment (COLA). Not much, once you consider the economic chaos that happened in 2020.

Of course, the COLA is not meant to account for a previous year’s chaos, it’s meant to account for inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI). This year’s COLA amounted to a $20 raise per month for all retired workers, on average.

Right away you can tell that $20 more per month doesn’t pay for much. Especially as gas prices went nuts in April, resulting in an increase of 49.6% at the pump.

Depending on where you live and what vehicle you drive, one tank of gas each month could eat your entire COLA. Read More

06.09.21- The Freedom Fairy
Jeff Thomas

For some time, it’s been apparent that the former “free world” countries (the US, EU, Canada, Australia, Japan, etc.) have been on a downward progression – socially, politically and economically.

But, in the last ten years, the awareness of this has become increasingly pronounced. With each successive year, more and more people recognise that all facets of life in these formerly great countries are heading in a decidedly negative direction.

At this point, even those who don’t understand the decline intellectually, feel in their gut that this is not going to end well. Further, they feel it all around them and sense that when the condition becomes critical, it won’t just affect others. When it reaches the crisis stage, they’ll find it right on their own doorstep. Read More

06.08.21- Inflation’s Heat Signature Is All Over the Economic Map
David Haggith

Let’s look at what has continued to develop with inflation in the short time since my May articles on the subject because inflation is going to cause the Fed’s “Great Recovery” but burn up in its own incendiary blast. A rapid spread of fiery inflationary data lit up the landscape last week:

The global food fight is on

The UN just reported that global food prices have returned to being their highest in a decade. This is the twelfth straight month of rises, and the cause of the price increases is what I have said will likely cause rampant inflation for twelve straight months now — shortages. Short supply is as essential to high inflation as money printing. Read More

06.07.21- The woke purge is coming for the military
Simon Black

Mikhail Tukhachevsky was only 42 years old when Joseph Stalin promoted him to the highest possible military rank in the Soviet Union.

As “Marshall of the Soviet Union”, Tukhachevsky had near supreme authority over all Soviet military forces. And he had been personally tasked by Stalin to modernize the military and prepare for war.

But Tukhachevsky’s new authority didn’t last very long. Shortly after assuming his duties as Marshall, he was quietly reassigned to an unimportant post… and subsequently arrested.

The year was 1936. And Tukhachevsky was suspected of plotting with the Germans to overthrow Stalin and implement a military dictatorship.

Tukhachevsky was brutally beaten while in captivity, and he confessed to being a Nazi spy after two days of relentless torture.

He was branded a traitor and executed. Read More

06.05.21- CCP planning major attack on USA this year: Bioweapons, cyber war, kamikazee drones and infrastructure sabotage
Mike Adams

Over the last 48 hours, I’ve received a flood of intel from sources, both private and public, indicating that communist China is moving up the timetable of a long-planned attack on the United States of America. In reality, the biological warfare phase of the attack is already under way, having begun in 2019 with the deliberate release of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, followed by direct interference in rigging the 2020 election and installing CCP puppet Joe Biden as a temporary occupant of the White House.

Now, due to the rapid emergence of evidence showing Fauci conspired with the CCP to fund gain-of-function development and build a biological weapon that attacks human ACE2 receptor sites, China is accelerating its own timetable to take down the USA before such investigations can conclusively place the blame for covid on China’s communist regime. Read More

06.04.21- It's Getting Creepily Nazi-Like in Here
J.B. Shurk

Seeing those giant “Black Lives Matter” flags being unfurled at embassies around the world last week was another “surely this can’t be happening” moment for Americans watching the federal government’s steady embrace of evil.  It was as if Heinrich Himmler had risen from the grave to lead the Democratic Party in ordering the draping of Schutzstaffel (SS) flags over the entrances to civic buildings of conquered territories.  Except all those embassies and consulates are on American soil, so the revolting reality was that the Marxist paramilitary “brownshirts” of BLM had succeeded in conquering the United States.  It sent a shiver down my spine.

Antifa and BLM engineered months of violence and property destruction last year that eclipsed anything in America’s history, but to this day, official state propaganda considers them “mostly peaceful” civil rights “protesters.”  Any organization that burns businesses to the ground, threatens homeowners, blocks traffic in order to instigate beat-downs on civilians, and routinely engages in violence and intimidation against fellow citizens is at war with civil society and stands opposed to civil liberties.  And any government that proudly displays those black flags for the world to see is promoting hate and promising enmity, not peace or amity.  The State Department might as well have run the Jolly Roger up its diplomatic flagpoles, because the skull and crossbones flown at sea conveys an identical message: no laws will be respected, no quarter will be given, and no lives or property will be spared.  When the U.S. government hangs a pirate flag as prominently as the Stars and Stripes, the symbolism is hard to miss. Read More

06.03.21- To Save The Republican Party, the GOP Must Die
Brian Parsons

The GOP must die. The Grand Old Party is over and unsalvageable. The name finds its origin in the post-Civil War era as the party that saved the Union, but whatever positive connotations may have come with the GOP moniker are dead and gone now.  Today, GOP conjures images of gray hairs at the country club and board meetings at Halliburton, and it seems the only thing it is interested in saving is the status quo. There was a time when these perceptions could be dismissed as partisan pejoratives, but at some point, Republican Party leadership chose to embrace and embody the characterization.  Fool me twice, shame on me.

As of late, GOP legacies like Paul Ryan and Liz Cheney have decided that they will draw a line in the sand and say "you're either with us or against us."  Denouncing the effective but unpolished populism of Donald Trump, they paint the future of the Republican Party as bleak should it continue down this path of uncouth but wildly successful policy. The answer, of course, is a resounding "bye Felicia!"  Believing themselves the arbiters of conservatism, they have determined that populism has no place in the Republican Party. By their standards, conservatism amounts to congeniality and infinite surrender.  Like a toothless dog that threatens to gum you to death, the GOP has no bite. And I'm left questioning whether it wants to? Read More

06.02.21- 33 Informative and Interesting Videos...
Clive Maund

During these extraordinary times it makes sense to find out as much as you can about what is really going on – your life may depend on it - and to do so as soon as possible, because there are already warning signs that they are going to take down the internet at some point. The taking down of the internet will be to prevent those who have figured out the plot from communicating and also to hasten economic collapse and may precede the launching of the “digital dollar”. Of course, you cannot reasonably expect to learn the truth via the mainstream media which is the mouthpiece of powerful vested interests – you must look elsewhere and dig around, and sites where you can learn the truth are expected to be outlawed and eliminated by any means possible in due course. I therefore think it is appropriate to share with you a range of worthwhile videos that I have watched in recent weeks, one reason being that they quickly get buried by new ones, and a characteristic of many of the videos linked below is that they have “shelf life”, that is to say, lasting value. Read More

06.01.21- A Culture of Fear
Jonathan M. Finegold Catalan

Upon the collapse of the Soviet Union, Soviet foreign spokesman Gennadi Gerasimov warned the United States, "We have done the most terrible thing to you that we could possibly have done. We have deprived you of an enemy."

For nearly half a century, the elusive threat posed by the Soviet Union formed the basis of American foreign and domestic policy. Much of the United States' political and economic development was in fact a product of the government's exploitation of a supposed Soviet menace. Gerasimov recognized that the fall of communist Russia denied the American government the ability to exploit the fear of Marxism to its own benefit. It was as if the American government had lost its reason for being.

The United States has a long history of exploiting fear for the purpose of legitimizing its growth. The current generations of American citizens are direct witnesses to over eight decades of such exploitation. In the Great Depression, the government used the fear of capitalism to legitimize previously unforeseen growth in the size of the federal bureaucracy. As the Depression wore on, the state's inability to spend its way into prosperity led to public skepticism. Thus, the government quickly shifted its focus to the threat posed by Japan, Germany, and their allies. Perhaps most relevant to current Americans was the fear of communism perpetuated through the Cold War. No less than two wars were justified by this anticommunism, as were political repression and a radical expansion of bureaucracy and the military-industrial complex. Read More

05.31.21- The Coming Global Wars
Chris Macintosh

Who will bow to this?

“You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time.” – Albert Einstein

“War is when the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other.” – Niko Bellic

A decade ago a global war seemed not only highly unlikely but almost unfathomable.

Sounds perhaps a bit bombastic but really this is not. The IEA forecasts mentioned in our latest Insider Weekly are not actually “forecasts” in the same way that I or anyone can run some numbers, plot some trends, and come up with our best guess scenario of how things may look in the future based on metrics such as supply and demand, capex spending, age of existing wells, infrastructure, demographic trends, and all that sort of fun stuff. Read More

05.29.21- National Horror Story Hour
James Howard Kunstler

Questions du jour: Can the US government make itself even more untrustworthy? Has it become an enemy of the people? Just wondering. What would be worse, actually, is if we learn that American culture is untrustworthy, since politics is downstream of culture. It would be the equivalent writ large of a human personality at war with itself, unable to trust its own thoughts and actions.

Which perhaps explains the seeming psychosis raging through our society at the moment. The hallucinatory delusions of the day are exactly what you’d expect in the kind of personality undergoing a psychotic stress fracture, like the character Norman Bates in Hitchcock’s classic horror movie, Psycho. Poor Norman (or “Mister Bates,” as Hitch playfully had the other characters call him), developed the unfortunate habit of dressing up like his deceased Mother and slashing to death any other female for whom Mister Bates had impure thoughts. That was the 1960s version of the Transsexual Story Hour. We’ve come a long way, baby, since those innocent days. Read More

 

05.29.21- Dr. Mark Skidmore: The Other Missing $94,000,000,000,000
Joseph P. Farrell

Well, Dr.Skidmore, who is familiar to readers here as the economics professor from Michigan State who verified the missing money claims of Catherine Austin Fitts, and who has been tracking missing federal money ever since, has now stated that the amounts of missing money are nearing the astronomical, according to this article spotted by S.D.:

According to Dr. Skidmore, between 2017-2019 the US Department of Defense is missing about $94 trillion dollars, that’s $94,000,000,000,000:

Now, even more unofficial and unaccounted for cash has been revealed from the DOD.  It’s an eye popping $94 trillion from the years 2017 to 2019.  So, add in the $30 trillion in official debt, and that means there is at least $145 trillion in overt and covert money floating around in the federal government, not counting Social Security and Medicare commitments.  This story sounds like a fantasy or a cartoon, but it’s totally backed up with facts you will never hear on the legacy media.  Dr. Skidmore, who is an expert in public budgets, explains, “In my mind, it does not follow the principles laid out in our Constitution in accounting for revenues coming in and expenditures going out.  It’s fraudulent in my mind.” Read More

05.27.21- The Greatest Casualty of Covid?
Jim Rickards

In Chapters One and Two of my new book, The New Great Depression, I explain how the pandemic originated from a bioweapons laboratory in Wuhan, China and how the virus spread around the world, regardless of policies such as lockdowns and masks, which proved to be useless.

But, in Chapter Five, I explore one of the least reported and potentially longest lasting legacies of the pandemic – mental health disorders.

Most experts and almost all everyday citizens are unaware of how the SARS-CoV-2 virus can penetrate the neural network and brain membrane, directly impacting cognition. Even more important are the long-term effects of adaptive behavior.

For the past 15 months, the U.S. population has been terrorized with demands for lockdowns, quarantines, social distancing, facemasks, skipping holidays, and now injections with experimental gene modification treatments, (which are not true vaccines in the traditional sense). Read More

05.26.21- The Gun to America’s Head
Marin Katusa

Last week, a video from Iran showed the U.S. Capitol in flames. But have you ever wondered how the United States will actually end?

Right now, the country faces a real, critical threat to its existence. The threat is growing – and fast.

A year ago, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was COVID. However, that’s now mostly under control.

(And the United States has a unique opportunity to engage in “vaccine diplomacy” with developing countries).

Perhaps you might think it’s the eventual financial fallout from COVID government spending. After all, relief for 2020–2021 is expected to total $8.9 trillion. Read More

05.25.21- Warnings Of A Dramatic Inflationary Collapse Just Keep Getting Louder
Michael Snyder

Signs of impending economic doom continue to grow all around us.  For years, highly respected experts have been warning about the steady destruction of our standard of living and the death of the U.S. dollar.  Perhaps you didn’t listen to those voices at first, and that is understandable.  Most Americans have their hands full making a living and taking care of their families.  But then housing prices started to go absolutely nuts, health costs continued to spiral out of control and a trip to the grocery store just kept getting more painful.  At this point, nobody can honestly deny that inflation has become a major problem.

But even though the chorus of voices that is warning of a dramatic inflationary collapse is growing by the day, the Federal Reserve just keeps pumping more giant piles of money into the financial system, and the federal government continues to engage in the most reckless spending binge in the entirety of U.S. history.

Despite the utterly insane policies of our “leaders”, the U.S. economy continues to languish in economic purgatory.  Trillions upon trillions of dollars have been poured into the economy, and yet the U.S. still has 8.2 million fewer jobs than it did last February. Read More

05.24.21- Are You Ready For The Everything Shortage?
Robert Wheeler

For several months, many of my articles covered the global shortages and coming shortages facing the worldwide economy. My articles warn of food, chip, fuel, and commodity shortages. I also wrote about inflation, crop failures, and scarcity of any goods that consumers may need or want. 

Some readers may feel it was a bit like paranoia and overkill at the time. 

Guess what?

MSM now reveals my writings on global shortages are, in fact, accurate

Many articles found on MSM corporate outlets report on global shortages. In fact, those articles seem like I could have written them. (Not the general hack stenographers masquerading as journalists today.) Read More

05.22.21- Surging Inflation Might Be the Rumblings of an Economic Tsunami
Birch Gold Group

Inflation in the U.S. is on the rise, may have started heating up last year, and is now on the cusp of spiraling out of control.

Gasoline prices pushing $5 per gallon are concerning bad, and will strain family budgets across the country following on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 400% increase in lumber prices isn’t helping either, and as Business Insider reports: “Certain food items, household products, appliances, cars, and homes are all seeing prices surge” thanks to supply chain issues.

So the economic situation is already pretty dicey. Read More

05.21.21- Time To Privatize Our Public Schools
Boyd D. Cathey

Recently, a good friend related to me some of the experiences his daughter was having in a high school not too far from him. You see, his daughter is a history teacher—or should we say “social studies” teacher, to be politically correct? It seems that the curriculum she must teach and the approved texts her students must use in the classroom are redolent thematically with the idea that from its beginning America was characterized by ingrained racism: indeed, a white racism which infected and colored practically everything, from the social structures in the colonies and later codified by a racist Constitution, to the dealings—both legal and familial—between inhabitants, to the very language they used to communicate their thoughts, beliefs, and ideas.

Like other teachers at her school my friend’s daughter is instructed to impart these insights as part of an overall educational template that suggests that from its earliest settling the America colonies, and then the American republic, were moored historically in a quasi-religious belief in “white supremacy” and the pervasive “racism” which defined it. Read More

05.20.21- Total Tyranny: We’ll All Be Targeted Under the Government’s New Precrime Program
John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead

“There is now the capacity to make tyranny total in America.”― James Bamford

It never fails.

Just as we get a glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, there might be a chance of crawling out of this totalitarian cesspool in which we’ve been mired, we get kicked down again.

In the same week that the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously declared that police cannot carry out warrantless home invasions in order to seize guns under the pretext of their “community caretaking” duties, the Biden Administration announced its plans for a “precrime” crime prevention agency.

Talk about taking one step forward and two steps back. Read More

05.19.21- Could the Fed Actually Be Right?
Jim Rickards

You can’t have it both ways, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try. That’s what Joe Biden is doing right now.

On the one hand, Biden policies are, at least, partly responsible for the recent rise in unemployment and might be largely responsible.

They’re also responsible for the inability of employers to hire employees so they can reopen their businesses and return to full capacity. If that sounds like a contradiction, it’s not.

The unemployment rate is rising, and job losses are still high. In addition to those actually counted as unemployed, there’s a huge group of Americans, perhaps ten million or more individuals, who don’t have jobs but are not technically counted as unemployed because they’re not looking for jobs.

There are always some people in this category who may be retired, homemakers, students or have other duties that keep them out of the workforce. But that does not account for the steep decline in labor force participation in recent years. Read More

05.18.21- The False God
Jame Howard Kunstler

Beneath all the psychotic babble that sore besets the collective national hive-mind over a pandemic that comes and goes in waves, and phantoms of contrived identity animus, looms an economy that would collapse without gigantic IV infusions of “money” from the false god that our government has become. The collapse is working its way out in strange ways as we create ever stranger work-arounds for avoiding it — such as the unanswered “help wanted” signs while legions of unemployed adults cash government support checks.

Of course, a lot of those unanswered signs are for what used to be called shit-jobs, flipping burgers, bagging groceries, and such. For a lot of Americans, those are the only jobs. We can argue about whether the government ushered better-paying low-skill factory jobs offshore or whether other nations would have developed industries in the natural course of things (or a combo of both). But the end result is a country full of people who can barely support themselves, let alone a family, and the consequent loss of all the psychological infrastructure for a society that can respect itself. Read More

05.17.21- Giving your freedom back as if it were theirs to take away to begin with…
Simon Black

You’ve almost certainly heard the news that the CDC in the Land of the Free has now decided that fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear a mask anymore.

The President of the United States subsequently sent out a demeaning ultimatum via Twitter—

The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do. The choice is yours.

Really? So freedom in the United States today is a choice between an unconstitutional mask mandate, and vaccine that has only been approved under emergency authority by the FDA.

What a joke. Read More

05.15.21- Circling the Wagons
James Howard Kunstler

Perhaps Arizona can adopt California’s new minority-friendly math curriculum before the election audit ordered by the Arizona State Senate is completed in a month or two. Under that new system of math, or maff, two plus two doesn’t equal four, it equals more, five plus five equals a lot more, and 1,672,143 minus X equals don’t-bother-me-with-your-racist-numbers.

It’ll take some kind of math or maff to unravel the mystery of Arizona’s 2020 election results, and the people who run Maricopa County — that is, Phoenix and its suburban asteroid belt, or about 60 percent of the AZ population — don’t want that mystery solved. So, they are not responding to a court-ordered subpoena to produce the evidence, namely, the vote tabulation files from their Dominion Systems voting machines, the county’s server routers, or the chain-of-custody records of the precinct batches of paper ballots. The county’s servers indicate that the folder containing the database of election results was deleted sometime after the election, so the county has no record of the vote. Hmmmm…. Read More

05.14.21- How Covid Lockdowns Will Become Climate Lockdowns
Doug Casey

International Man: It’s been over a year since the COVID lockdowns started, and they have established a terrible precedent.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has issued what they call a “dire warning.” They say there will be a 5% increase in carbon emissions as global economies reopen after the COVID shutdowns this year and that it will be “anything but sustainable” for the environment. This implies that the shutdowns have been good for the environment and that returning to normal is bad.

There has also been a flood of articles in the mainstream media advocating for the use of lockdowns to address so-called climate change.

Do you think that the COVID lockdowns could become climate change lockdowns?  Read More

05.13.21- Tiny, Tiny Ripples of Hope
Donald Jeffries

Please note that I am going to be writing more frequently at Substack. I will also still post here, but would like to make Substack the primary outlet for my articles.

I get weary of constantly posting pessimistic thoughts. I try to summon the Frank Capra-part of my personality, but it’s been overwhelmed by a deluge of Orwellian tyranny. It can’t break past the Plandemic. Or the never-ending lockdown. Or the increased censorship. Or all the unpunished fraud and corruption. Looking for a fairy tale ending, or a light at the end of this draconian tunnel, is like cold-calling as a telemarketing representative. Just as it takes a special soul to weather all the angry hang ups in telemarketing, it takes a special soul to withstand the nonstop negativity in our present troubled world. How many times can you keep bouncing up from the canvas, when the referee has tied your arms behind your back? The game is rigged, and most of the people not only can’t see that, but continue to actively cheer on those who are rigging it.  Read More

05.12.21- Over-Fed but Malnourished
David Haggith

Is the inflation I’ve been writing about really all just transitory as Papa Powell claims it is? The Fed Head assures us he has this under control. Would that be just like Father Fed and friends had bank reserves under control right before the repo crisis blew up in late 2019? Or just like they had their Great Rewind under control right before the stock market imploded in late 2018 due to Fed tightening that was promised to be as boring as watching paint dry?

Or just like Janet Yellen, the author of paint-by-numbers boredom, now has everything under control, except apparently her yellin’ mouth: Read More

05.11.21- Yikes! Corn Prices Are Up Roughly 50% In 2021 As Americans Brace For Years Of Horrific Food Inflation
Michael Snyder

It sure didn’t take long for the Joe Biden era to start resembling the Jimmy Carter era.  Prices are going up so fast that even the mainstream media can’t stop talking about it.  This has already become a major national crisis, and it should be exceedingly obvious to everyone that it is only going to get worse.  The Biden administration wants to borrow and spend trillions more dollars on top of all the absurd spending that has already happened, and the Federal Reserve is going to continue to pump gigantic piles of fresh cash into the financial system.  Collectively, our leaders are literally committing economic malpractice, and if most Americans truly understood what was going on they would be out in the streets protesting against it. Read More

05.10.21- Bitcoin: National Security Threat?
Jim Rickards

After Bitcoin crashed from $20,000 to $3,400 in 2018, many observers decided the craze was over, and Bitcoin would slowly decline in price and fade into obscurity. But reports of the death of Bitcoin were premature.

In 2021, a new mania took hold, and the price surged to $60,000 before backing off a bit. Today it’s trading at about $56,871 (Bitcoin is so volatile, it could change by the time you read this).

But the price of bitcoin has not simply gone up. Now, millions of first-time users, mostly millennials and Generation Z, have joined the bandwagon.

Very few observers really understand the technology behind Bitcoin (including millions of the new buyers), but this seems irrelevant to most. They are true believers, akin to a cult or tribe. Read More

05.08.21- Our Country Was Founded by Geniuses,
but It's Being Run by Idiots

J.B. Shurk

The eminently quotable Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana said sometime back: “Our country was founded by geniuses, but it’s being run by idiots.”  I heartily agree, and the problem is not self-correcting.

The principles behind the formation of America’s government were and are exquisite, but the American government, like all forms of government, is corrupt as hell.  This isn’t an extraordinary statement.  Exquisite things often break, and even the noblest of institutions become distorted over time until the original purposes for their creation are eclipsed (and often contradicted) by the personal motives of the men running those institutions into the ground.

This phenomenon is apparent anywhere there is power.

John O’Sullivan, a senior policy adviser for Prime Minister Thatcher, wrote a short essay thirty years ago that should have made freedom-minded conservatives rethink any lingering attachments to institutional authorities. Read More

05.07.21- Existential Economic Threats: How U.S. States Can Survive Without Federal Money
Brandon Smith

We all knew it was coming; the alternative economic media has been warning about it for years. Eventually, monetary intervention and bailout after bailout by central banks always leads to devaluation of the currency and inflation in prices. Helicopter money always ends in disaster and at no point in history has it ever produced positive long-term results for a society.

The federal reserve has created trillions in fiat dollars over the course of a single year (on top of the tens of trillions created in the past decade), all in the name of offsetting deflation. This deflation was not caused by the pandemic, it was caused by the government response to the pandemic. The shutdowns of “non-essential businesses” and the lockdowns in general ended up being useless in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

All the information, all the facts and all the science supports the anti-lockdown crowd. Conservative run states that removed lockdowns and mandates months ago are seeing falling infection and death numbers and local businesses are on the mend. The problem is, government authorities don’t seem to care about this. It appears that their intention is to double down and continue demanding restrictions stay in place for the long haul. Read More

05.06.21- Ethereum Revisited
Omid Malekan

Like most things, the undulations of the crypto markets are cyclical and meme-based. But thanks to the blockchain’s elimination of many of the frictions of the traditional financial system, the cycles happen faster. Take the simple fact that crypto markets trade 24/7, while most traditional markets do not. In any normal week, crypto trades for five times as many hours as stocks. That’s five times as much greed, fear and price discovery.

Every bull market has multiple cycles, and each cycle has its own tenor.

The first cycle of the current run was fairly simple, it was the ascent of Bitcoin. It could be seen in the rise of Bitcoin dominance over all other coins, a metric that rose from last summer to the start of this year and peaked at 70%, a 4 year high. Read More

05.05.21- The Great Reset: An Ancient Faith Continuously Renamed
Doug “Uncola” Lynn

The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.– Albert Camus

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. – Voltaire

The writings of antiquity claim Mankind’s desire to unite the world began six millennia ago on the plains of Shinar, starting with the Tower of Babel.  That may be true.  But, in any event, and whether or not history rhymes or repeats, be assured of this:  Nothing is new under the sun.

Grand events have cycled throughout history. In America, they seem to climax around every 80 years.  For example, eight decades ago the nation was soon to enter the Second World War.  Going back another 80 years, the country was on the brink of the U.S. Civil War, and a little more than 80 years before that was The Revolutionary War. Read More

05.04.21- Get Ready For The Most Painful Inflation Since
the Jimmy Carter Years Of The 1970s

Michael Snyder

If you are too young to have been alive during the 1970s, you might want to read up on that decade, because current economic conditions are starting to become eerily similar to what we experienced back then.  In the 1970s, an energy crisis caused tremendously long lines at gas stations all over the country.  In 2021, we don’t have a shortage of gasoline, but shortages of other key products are starting to cause very serious problems.  In fact, as you will see below, even the Biden administration is publicly admitting that there will be “supply chain disruptions” in the months ahead.  The 1970s also featured extremely painful inflation, and I certainly don’t need to tell you that prices have been rising very aggressively lately.  In fact, Bloomberg is using the term “skyrocketing” to describe the “upward trajectory” of commodity prices… Read More

05.03.21- How We’re Being Manipulated Out Of Our Money
Adam Taggart

Dr. Robert Cialdini, "The Godfather of Influence", explains how to defend ourselves

Every hour of every day, we’re bombarded by attempts to influence our behavior — what to buy, how to vote, what to click on next…

And most of the time, we are completely oblivious to them.

As humans, we have psychological triggers that, once activated, make us much more vulnerable to the schemes of marketers, politicians and anyone else looking to manipulate us — as well as to separate us from our freedoms and our money. Read More

05.01.21- The Fraying of the US Global Currency Reserve System

Since autumn of 2019, I’ve been bearish on the dollar, meaning I have a longish-term outlook towards a weaker dollar.

This view began forming when the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in summer 2019, and then the view solidified with a catalyst after an overnight repo rate spike in September 2019 forced the Fed to begin supplying repo liquidity.

In my October 2, 2019 article, “The Most Crowded Trade“, I said to look for a weaker dollar in 2020, and also stated that the Fed would likely start expanding its balance sheet by buying Treasuries in 2020 or perhaps as early as that quarter in 2019 due to oversupply.

Days later, the Fed indeed announced that they will begin buying Treasuries, and as of this writing well over a year later, they haven’t stopped.

Here’s the dollar index since my October article, having fallen from about 99 to 92: Read More

Biden's 'Go Big' Plan Will Leave America's Middle-Class "Addicted To Government... & The Democratic Party"
Tyler Durden

(Editor's Note: An odd, idealogical scum has risen to the surface in our country - JSB)

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board said it best: Biden's latest $1.8 trillion plan rejects the old social contract of work for benefits...

So much for the “safety net” to prevent poverty.

This is now about mainlining benefits to middle-class families so they become addicted to government - and to the Democratic Party that has become the promoting agent of government.

...

All of this adds up to healthy guaranteed annual income largely untied to the social contract that requires work, which is the real path to independence and self-respect.

The new taxes are destructive, but their impact will take time to be felt as the post-pandemic economy soars. The GOP shouldn’t ignore the taxes and spending.

But a more potent political target may be the bill’s tripling down on a welfare state that disdains the dignity of work and seeks to make Americans the wards of government. Read More

04.29.21- We Are Edging Closer To A Biblical
Commodity Price Increase Scenario

Michael Every

We Need Some Serious Remodelling

Yesterday’s Daily saw me float the model hypothesis that the Fed would like everyone to have all their money in stocks, so they would have a practical mechanism for inflating and deflating the economy above and beyond the need to mess around with interest rates or QE. Of course, this was a huge over-simplification. In particular, it overlooked housing: why bother only inflating stocks when not everyone holds them, when you can do the same to housing, which everyone needs? Lo and behold, yesterday’s S&P/CoreLogic 20-city prices were up 11.9% y/y. (A figure the RBA will look at with smug contempt: “That’s all you got?”)

Presumably the matching rise in US consumer confidence was driven more by stimulus checks in the mail than rent checks going out the door, or chats with realtors about affording a home in a country not exactly famous for its lack of available land. Yet surely the Fed is still missing a trick? Just switch to a digital currency, like China, and assets can be turned on and off at will, and there is no need to go through with the pretense of inflating asset markets in lieu of the general economy. Read More

04.28.21- When the “Lord Protector” turned out to be the worst tyrant of all
Simon Black

In early 1657, a young farmer from southeastern England named John Washington boarded a small merchant vessel bound for the English colonies in North America.

Officially he was supposed to be part of a minor trade voyage to transport tobacco to the colonies.

But secretly John had no intention of ever returning home. He wanted to sail as far away from England as he could.

Britain in the 1657 was a pretty miserable place. A series of civil wars throughout the 1640s had left the country impoverished and chaotic, leading to the dictatorship of Oliver Cromwell.

Cromwell, in theory, was supposed to be on the side of the commoners who wanted to limit the power of the monarchy. But after installing himself as “Lord Protector” in 1653, Cromwell turned out to be more dangerous and autocratic than even the most tyrannical of kings. Read More

04.27.21- Maturity Is Discovering How
Everything You Believe Is A Lie

Caitlin Johnstone

You get your first taste of it when you’re little. You find your Christmas presents in your parents’ closet in early December, or maybe some older kid just tells you that Santa Claus isn’t real.

What the hell? What the hell is this? Some freaky psyop run by your parents, just for kicks? And all the other parents are in on it too? And Hollywood? All those movies and TV specials about Santa were just lies? How far does this go?

What is this strange reality?

Ah well. We’ve all got to grow up sometime. From now on you only believe in real stuff, like the Tooth Fairy. Read More

04.26.21- Time to Separate Money and State
Brian Maher

Would a man trust a fox to mind his hens? Would he trust a dog to mind his dinner? Would he trust a thief to mind his store?

Then why would he trust the government to mind his money?

“Man needs more to be reminded than to be instructed,” argued Samuel Johnson.

A man knows his nose squats in the middle of his face. He looks right past it just the same.

Today we remind men of the reason they initially chose gold and silver money — that is, why they initially selected sound money.

Long-suffering readers are familiar with our… diminished regard for paper money.

Paper money — or digital money nowadays — is the great bogeyman of the boom/bust cycle. It inflates bubbles of every model and make.

But men did not choose sound money to block bubbles… Read More

04.24.21- The Rising Threat Of Nuclear War Is The Most Urgent Matter In The World
Caitlin Johnstone

US Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for America’s nuclear arsenal, tweeted the following on Tuesday:

“The spectrum of conflict today is neither linear nor predictable. We must account for the possibility of conflict leading to conditions which could very rapidly drive an adversary to consider nuclear use as their least bad option.”

The statement, which STRATCOM called a “preview” of the Posture Statement it submits to US Congress every year, was a bit intense for Twitter and sparked a lot of alarmed responses.

This alarm was due not to any inaccuracy in STRATCOM’s frank statement, but due to the bizarre fact that our world’s increasing risk of nuclear war barely features in mainstream discourse. Read More

04.23.21- Monopoly: An overview of the Great Reset –
Follow the Money

Alexandra Bruce

If you’ve been wondering how the world economy has been hijacked and humanity has been kidnapped by a completely bogus narrative, look no further than this video by Dutch creator, Covid Lie.

What she uncovers is that the stock of the world’s largest corporations are owned by the same institutional investors. They all own each other. This means that “competing” brands, like Coke and Pepsi aren’t really competitors, at all, since their stock is owned by exactly the same investment companies, investment funds, insurance companies, banks and in some cases, governments. This is the case, across all industries. As she says:

“The smaller investors are owned by larger investors. Those are owned by even bigger investors. The visible top of this pyramid shows only two companies whose names we have often seen…They are Vanguard and BlackRock. The power of these two companies is beyond your imagination. Not only do they own a large part of the stocks of nearly all big companies but also the stocks of the investors in those companies. This gives them a complete monopoly. Read More

04.22.21- How to Survive Riots and Civil Unrest
Daisy Luther

As the world seems to be on fire in countries across the planet, the threat of civil unrest and riots certainly feels like it’s increasing. People are responding with rage to perceived injustices, and whether that rage is warranted or not isn’t the point of this article.

Often when I write about surviving events like mass shootings or riots, people scoff and say, “That was a false flag perpetrated by government operatives” or “Those people got paid by [insert evil billionaire here.]” The simple fact you must understand is that it doesn’t matter who started it, who paid for it, who instigated it, or who is taking part in it. If you find your city or town under siege by irate protesters, none of those things matter at the moment. These are things to be sorted out later.

What matters is how to survive and how to keep your loved ones safe. What we witnessed via social media of the riots in Chile should be enough to make anyone want to be prepared. Read More

04.21.21- Why Is China Reversing On Crypto And Investing In Ethereum Development?
Tyler Durden

A curious development unfolded last week as news of ConsenSys’s latest fundraising round spread throughout crypto and corporate media alike. Although it wasn’t buried deep in the $65 million in capital raise announcement – which came from a consortium of multinational investors, including UBS, JPMorgan, and Mastercard – the participation of China’s Greater Bay Area Homeland Development Fund could’ve raised some more eyebrows.

ConsenSys, a blockchain infrastructure and software development firm run by Joseph Lubin, an Ethereum co-founder, has been at the forefront of many pioneering projects within this blockchain’s ecosystem. This latest funding announcement also heightens speculation about ConsenSys’s aims and ambitions, especially in the realm of mass adoption, which explains the participation from major legacy financial institutions.

According to Mastercard Head of Blockchain Raj Dhamodharan, the deal with ConsenSys will help Mastercard’s “work supporting central banks as they explore CBDCs,” or central bank digital currencies, an area of active research by world governments that notably includes China. Read More

04.20.21- The National Debt Clock: A Ticking Time Bomb
Mark Alexander

Does anyone actually care?

At the moment, our national debt exceeds $28 TRILLION — about 80% held as public debt and the rest as intragovernmental debt. That is $225,000 per taxpayer. Federal annual spending this year is almost $8 trillion, and more than half of that is deficit spending — piling on the national debt.

If that sounds like a big number, it isn’t the real number. Fact is, the total debt, including unfunded debt(Medicare, Medicaid, pensions, and the 600-pound Social Security gorilla), is estimated at more than $132 TRILLION, or about $850,000 per taxpayer.

Now do you feel better about the mere $28 trillion national debt? Read More

04.19.21- Let The Heads Start Exploding In 3……2……1….. – The Fight Against Radical Liberalism Begins As Two New “America First” Start-Ups Have The Liberal Media Freaking Out
Susan Duclos

Between a new pro-Trump “America First” Caucus, and the upcoming launch of MyPillow CEO, Mike Lindell’s, launch of a social media platform called “Frank” to counter the radical liberalism of other social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and even YouTube, liberal media is ‘freaking out.”

The bigger picture here is the utter hypocrisy of whining so loudly about these two things happening currently.

Those same voices have no issue with liberal congressional caucuses or liberal social media platforms, specifically Twitter, Facebook, and the video platform YouTube, banning, suspending and locking accounts for nothing more than wrong-think aka conservative opinion. Read More

04.17.21- The Covid Propaganda Continues Even in the Face of Vaccination Murder
Gary D. Barnett

″There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it.”

~ Aldous Huxley – “The Ultimate Revolution”. Aldous Huxley’s speech at Berkeley Language Center, www.informationclearinghouse.info. March 20, 1962.

Dystopian reality has now taken on a whole new meaning, as the people have become slaves, but they continue in a time of extreme misery, squalor, and oppression, to accept this state of tyranny voluntarily. Many are even excited about this turn of events because they have been given the illegal capability to become completely irresponsible, while collecting extortion money at the expense of their neighbors and countrymen. This of course is a government-designed outcome, as the masses have been fooled over time into believing that they deserve something for nothing. Now that they are ripe for takeover, the plot will thicken, and given the implications of what is possible, we are facing a time of terror. Read More

04.16.21- America: No Longer A Nation
Justin O. Smith

This country isn’t united on a damned thing any longer, and every like-minded Free Born American had better be staking off their claim now and preparing to defend it with their friends and family at their sides … all the while watching and waiting to see which side their neighbors fall on. The coming battle for the heart and soul of this nation will be fought one day, block by block and street by street and acre by acre…

America may enter this fire to emerge never the same, but a people intent on remaining free can most certainly see Her emerge renewed and cleansed of Her sickness, if only they come together to do what must be done.

Any nation that requires armed soldiers and police, fences and barriers surrounding its Capitol, in the manner the Biden regime has now placed around America’s Capitol in Washington, D.C., is no longer a nation. It is simply a geographical location controlled by men and women of a particular party, in this case, the Democratic Party, that are so immoral, corrupt and tyrannical in nature, that it does not trust the people, who supposedly elected its people by a landslide, and it is not trusted by the people. Read More

04.15.21- Rule by Fiat: When the Government Does Whatever It Wants
John W. Whitehead

Rule by brute force.

That’s about as good a description as you’ll find for the sorry state of our nation.

SWAT teams crashing through doors. Militarized police shooting unarmed citizens. Traffic cops tasering old men and pregnant women for not complying fast enough with an order. Resource officers shackling children for acting like children. Homeowners finding their homes under siege by police out to confiscate lawfully-owned guns. Drivers having their cash seized under the pretext that they might have done something wrong.

The list of abuses being perpetrated against the American people by their government is growing rapidly.

We are approaching critical mass. Read More

04.14.21- Discard First Principles, Live in a Turd-World CrapHole
Karl Denninger

One of the first principles of economics is that everything has a cost.

Everything.

So there’s a virus. It kills some people. We quickly learn that it almost-never harms children, but often harms older, sicker people. This should not surprise; it is easier to kill an old and infirm person than a healthy, vibrant young individual with virtually any disease. In other words things like the 1918 pandemic flu are the exception, not the rule.

Indeed Chicken Pox is the same way; it almost-never hurts a kid. About 3/100,000 times it kills a child. But if you’re older it kills you 25 times as often. Chicken pox was dealt with for most of our nation’s history by deliberately infecting young people. I was deliberately infected, as were most people born before 1990 or thereabouts. There was no vaccine so the only question was when you were going to get it, not were you going to get it, and getting it as a kid was wildly preferable. Read More

04.13.21- What’s In YOUR Jab?
Ben Garrison

If people really knew the ingredients in vaccines they’d reject the poisoned needles.

Of course, the ingredients listed in my cartoon are not concise – there are far more noxious substances I could have added – and I realize each vaccine has different variants. The mRNA jab can’t really be called a vaccine at all – it’s experimental gene therapy. 

Many Americans are health nuts who exercise regularly and watch what they eat. They’d never smoke or take drugs. Yet not only are they willing to take under-tested vaccines, they are actually eager to do it. Why? Because many are obedient statists who want to do what big government and the medical industrial complex tell them to do. The mainstream media completes the brainwashing. Read More

04.12.21- Will America Survive Joe Biden?
James Howard Kunstler

If you want to understand the complete failure of moral authority in America, seek no further than the gothic doings of the Biden family, especially now that the President’s degenerate son, Hunter, has been rewarded with a $2-million advance-against royalties (i.e., money up-front) from Simon & Schuster, and a gala publicity tour of the national news media designed to conceal his criminal culpability in evidence contained on the “laptop from hell” that he stupidly abandoned in a Delaware repair shop while lurching through his daily doings on one of countless drug jags he’s enjoyed between rehabs since his dad stepped back into national politics.

The failure is shared by a national news media that refuses to scrutinize the obvious financial crimes documented on the laptop, the FBI, which sat on the laptop through the months of Trump Impeachment No. One — while the computer contained evidence of Hunter’s grifting and money-laundering directly benefiting “the Big Guy,” Joe Biden, at issue in the impeachment — and the Department of Justice, which has been sitting on its hands pretending to conduct an investigation into all this. Read More

04.10.21- The Odds Are Never In Your Favor
Jeffrey Bennett

For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society saying to our citizens, “As long as you obey the law – we will leave you alone.”

How many years ago was the following written and posted? Does it really matter? One can change a few of the embedded names, but the story has remained the same – or has it all worsened? I believe that it has. During the week of April 5th, 2021 – I covered numerous stories from the past – two from October and early November of 2001 – just weeks after 9/11 – which dealt specifically with Anthrax, potential quarantine and the possibility of Masks – in other words – CONTROL of the minds and the bodies of the people. To me – it was the experimental game leading up to much of what we have dealt with in 2020 and continuing into this year – and Fauci was already involved with the games that many years ago. Read More

04.09.21- Infrastructure Bills Do Not Lead To Recovery, Only Increased Federal Control
Brandon Smith

The concept of infrastructure stimulus has been hyped for decades as a kind of cure-all for economic decline. The propaganda runs parallel to the narrative of the “savior” of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In fact, one cannot examine the presidency of FDR without being bombarded with one sided worship of infrastructure spending and the “New Deal.”

The New Deal is often credited in left-leaning literature as being the singular cure for the depression, and FDR by extension has been handed messiah status among leftists. The New Deal is supposedly proof that massive socialized federal and central bank interventions through public works programs is an economic ambrosia. So, it’s not surprising that nearly every president since the Great Depression has argued for an unprecedented infrastructure bill when faced with economic collapse. A large portion of the public on both sides of the aisle has been trained to think these programs will save us. Read More

04.08.21- War on Cash: The Next Phase
Jim Rickards

With so much news about an economic reopening, a border crisis, massive government spending and exploding deficits, it’s easy to overlook the ongoing war on cash.

That’s a mistake because it has serious implications not only for your money, but for your privacy and personal freedom, as you’ll see today.

Cash prevents central banks from imposing negative interest rates because if they did, people would withdraw their cash from the banking system.

If they stuff their cash in a mattress, they don’t earn anything on it; that’s true. But at least they’re not losing anything on it.

Once all money is digital, you won’t have the option of withdrawing your cash and avoiding negative rates. You will be trapped in a digital pen with no way out.

What about moving your money into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin? Read More

04.07.21- A Trillion Here, a Trillion There
Clifford F. Thies

The late Everett Dirksen, a long-serving Minority Leader of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate, is famously quoted as saying a billion here, a billion there, and soon we’re talking real money. That was back in 1969. At the time, a billion dollars was about one-tenth of 1 percent of GDP.

What about today? 

During 2020, the federal government provided a total of $3.2 trillion of Covid relief, starting with a mere $8.3 billion, then adding $104 billion, then adding $2.2 trillion, and finishing off the year with another $900 billion.

We’re now three months into 2021, and the federal government has provided yet another $1.9 trillion in Covid relief; and, the Biden administration has just asked for $2 trillion for infrastructure. 

To put these amounts into perspective: A trillion dollars is today about 4 percent of GDP. Read More

04.06.21- UBI and the Road to Serfdom
David Gordon

Many people think that a universal basic income (UBI) would be a good substitute for the welfare state. Under this proposal, each person resident in a country would receive a guaranteed income, sufficient to live at a modest level. People would get the money unconditionally. Unlike welfare payments, the UBI would not be lessened if people earned money in addition to the amount it provided, and, because it is not means tested—absolutely everyone gets it, even billionaires—it requires no complex bureaucracy to administer.

The UBI would cost a great deal of money, but its defenders claim that since it is a substitute for the welfare state, we would also save the vast amounts of money now required for financing welfare programs. Further, if our economy continues to grow, at some point the UBI will become affordable. Charles Murray, for example, in a short book published a number of years ago, says of his version of the UBI, “I began this thought experiment by asking you to ignore that the Plan was politically impossible today. I end proposing that something like the Plan is politically inevitable—not next year, but sometime…. Real per capita GNP has grown with remarkable fidelity to an exponential growth equation for more than a century". Read More

04.05.21- China Isn’t the Problem, Neoliberalism Is
Rob Urie

The ascendance of Wall Street, and of a managerial bureaucracy (PMC) more generally, largely explains the political realignments that have been playing out in the U.S. Beginning in the 1970s, the American political class made decisions at the behest of business interests and oligarchs to restructure the U.S. economy in ways intended to shift the balance of political and economic power towards capital. Finance was, and still is, the method of affecting this transfer of power. However, the current epoch of finance capitalism has run its course. Its logic has been lost. The threats to the neoliberal order are now internal to it.

Bi-partisan claims that China is a growing economic and military threat to the U.S. places economic competition within the national frame that American capitalists have spent the last five decades arguing is no longer relevant because of globalization. This posture of a unified national interest follows several decades of American industrialists cum financiers doing everything they can to concentrate wealth and power for themselves. Now, having done so, the frame of ‘nation’ is being opportunistically reasserted to claim a unified national interest to oppose ‘foreign’ competition. However, China didn’t pass NAFTA and China didn’t bail out Wall Street. Read More

04.03.21- Dreams
Neal Ross

Everybody dreams; some just don’t remember their dreams upon awakening. I fall into that category; most of the time I can’t remember what I dreamt the night before. However, I just awoke from a dream that was so vivid that it is fresh in my mind; so I decided to write it all out before the memory of it fades. That’s why I’m here right now, at 3:47 a.m.; all so you too can share in my dreams.

As the dream begins, I’m sitting at the patio table in my back yard listening to some music. In front of me on the table sits a pellet rifle and a tin of pellets. The rifle is empty and the safety is on, and I have not yet fired it; no targets yet you might say. Suddenly I hear a crash at the front door and four heavily armed police officers, all wearing body armor, rush into my house with their weapons leveled at me. One of the officers says something I can’t hear over the music and the other officers head down the hallway towards the bedrooms while he approaches me; his weapon leveled at my chest. Read More

04.02.21- Devil’s Deputy Talks With Klaus Schwab
Jon Rappoport

Hi, Klaus. Satan asked me to drop by and have a chat with you.

How’s he doing?

He really wants to get The Great Reset off the ground. World fascism. Universal Guaranteed Income tied to social credit score.

We’re working on it.

He knows you and your people at the World Economic Forum are pushing as hard as you can.

I was hoping you’d have an update on my suite of rooms in Hell. The construction has been underway for a year.

The workers are almost finished, Klaus. I’ll send you photos soon. We want to get the virtual landscape right. You look through any window and you see the Swiss Alps. Installing the weather changes…there was a minor problem with the transition from winter to spring, but I think we’ve fixed it.

Good. Read More

04.01.21- Cancel Culture Is Just the Beginning
Robert E. Wright

Imagine the jackboots kick in your door at midnight and haul you off to a reeducation camp because of that tweet. (Which one? Does it matter?) You think about resisting but then you realize that your assailants are not government employees but rather the hired henchmen of MegaX corporation, so you relent. The right of MegaX to forcibly reeducate you was probably in your user agreement, so it’s all good. Right?

Wrong! Especially if you understand what the members of the Founding generation had in mind when they used the term “phalanx.” The reference was as familiar to them as “flash mob” is to us, though a phalanx, a tight formation of ancient Greek infantry with overlapping shields, was much more disciplined than any flash mob. While individual infantry men were relatively easily dispatched, when arranged in a phalanx they became formidable, even to cavalry, and phalanxes won many battles, including at Marathon. Read More

03.31.21- Vaccine passports spell 'the end of human liberty'
Naomi Wolf

‘How does China keep a billion people under the thumb of a totalitarian regime?’

Liberal author and feminist icon Naomi Wolf is warning that the proposed “vaccine passports” would mean the end of liberty in the free world.

“I cannot say this forcefully enough: This is literally the end of human liberty in the West if this plan unfolds as planned,” she said in an interview Sunday with Fox News’ Steve Hilton. Read More

03.30.21- Billionaire hedge fund manager urges diversification out of the dollar
Simon Black

Ray Dalio is the founder of one of the largest investment firms in the world and has amassed a personal fortune nearing $20 billion from his business and investment acumen.

In short, he understands money and finance in a way that most people never will. And it’s for this reason that his latest insights are so noteworthy.

In a recent, self-published article entitled “Why in the World Would You Own Bonds When. . .”, Dalio makes some blunt assertions about the alarming US national debt, the decline of the dollar, and other negative trends in the Land of the Free.

Here’s a summary of the major points: Read More

03.29.21- Why Is Everyone in Texas Not Dying?
Jeffrey A. Tucker

I’m sitting at a bar in Texas, surrounded by maskless people, looking at folks on the streets walking around like life is normal, talking with nice and friendly faces, feeling like things in the world are more-or-less normal. Cases and deaths attributed to Covid are, like everywhere else, falling dramatically. 

If you pay attention only to the media fear campaigns, you would find this confusing. More than two weeks ago, the governor of Texas completely reversed his devastating lockdown policies and repealed all his emergency powers, along with the egregious attacks on rights and liberties.

There was something very un-Texan about those lockdowns. My hotel room is festooned with pictures of cowboys on horses waving guns in the air, along with other depictions of rugged individualism facing down the elements. It’s a caricature but Texans embrace it. Then a new virus came along – as if that had never happened before in Texas – and the new Zoom class took the opposite path, not freedom but imposition and control.  Read More

03.27.21- The Hole Is Already Too Deep
Brian Maher

A man shovels himself deep into a hole. He then wishes to climb out. What must he do first?

He must stop the digging.

Yet the United States government has shoveled itself into a $28 trillion hole. How does it plan to rise out of it?

By digging deeper… and deeper… and deeper.

Within one year… the United States government has shoveled up nearly $6 trillion of “pandemic relief.”

$6 trillion is plenty fantastic — nearly one-third 2019 GDP. And consider:

The inflation-adjusted cost of America’s overseas jousts — 1917 through 2021 — runs to $7.9 trillion… combined.

Thus we find: Read More

03.26.21- If Deficits Don't Matter, Why Bother with Taxes?
Peter St. Onge

On March 18, Joe Wiesenthal of Bloomberg Markets had MMT economist Stephanie Kelton on the show. If you’re not familiar with modern monetary theory, they think governments should print more money because deficits aren’t a big deal. At one point in the show, Wiesenthal asked, “If we don’t need to worry about deficits, why do we have taxes?” Kelton’s response was illuminating.

Now, the traditional excuse for taxes is, paraphrasing Oliver Wendell Holmes, that they are the “price of civilization.” Skeptics point out that, historically, societies with very low taxes were often far more civilized—think the Dutch Golden AgeIslamic Golden AgeVictorian England, the pejoratively named “Gilded Age” in American history—that thirty-year golden age when almost everything useful was invented. And, yet, throughout that period, federal receipts were one-fifth what they are today. Read More

03.25.21- There Is No Such Thing as a Public Health Expert
Jordan Schachtel

Since the beginning of COVID Mania, we’ve been told to “listen to the public health experts.” Governments and the corporate media has identified this category to us as individuals (Dr. Fauci, Rachel Levine, Tedros Adhanom, Bill Gates) and groups (CDC, WHO, Gates Foundation, Imperial College, etc) that are supposedly the best resources out there for dealing with pandemics and disease spread. Want to know about how to deal with COVID-19? Follow orders from the omniscient public health experts, we’re told.

Well, we’re now over a year into this thing, the free world is in shambles, and virtually everything recommended by these supposed world-class experts has resulted in complete chaos and devastation. Read More

03.24.21- Willful Blindness, Societal Rift, & The Death Of The Dollar 
Michael Lebowitz

“It was assumed, even only a decade ago, that the Fed could not just print money with abandon. It was assumed that the government could not rack up huge debt without spurring inflation and crippling debt payment costs. Both of these concerns have been thrown out the window by large numbers of thinkers. We’ve seen years of high debt and loose monetary policy, but inflation has not come.

So the restraints have been cast aside.”

– David Brooks- New York Times-  Joe Biden Is A Transformational President

Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with David’s politics, he makes an incredibly bold statement above. In no uncertain terms, he argues, massive amounts of monetary and fiscal stimulus can be employed with no consequences, no restraints. Read More

03.23.21- In the Shadows of Shadowland 
James Howard Kunstler

Is there some kind of game on in the USA? Have our public affairs ever looked so false and disordered? Is it ever more wondrous that Joe Biden somehow managed to win the Super Tuesday primary, let alone the national election?

The country has gotten exactly what it saw all through the autumn of 2020: the empty shell of a broken politician. Back in October, Ol’ Joe hiding in his basement was played as a bad joke in a nervous zeitgeist. Nothing to see, according to the captive news media. Wasn’t that exactly it, though? Nothing to see and nobody home, the essence of our now-president, Joe Biden. How on earth did this happen?

My own theory: it was the strange byproduct of the political establishment fumbling to cover up its crimes, an endeavor so transparently inept that the rest of the world goggles at us in nauseated incredulity, watching our leadership flounder, our institutions fail, our economy vaporize, and our power dissolve, like a some dying blob in an epic horror movie. Even our most devoted adversary, North Korea, marvels out loud at the spectacle of American collapse. They joke about it, but it must make them awfully uncomfortable to realize that the USA runs under a shadow government, and runs so ineptly! Read More

03.22.21- How To Fight Price Inflation At Home
Samantha Biggers

Helpful ways to save money while boosting quality of life

Inflation is a big topic right now.

The $trillions in fresh worldwide stimulus are causing the price of nearly everything we depend on to rise sharply in price, as this chart from February shows:

(Note how both Bitcoin and Ethereum have increased a further ~50% since this chart was made just a month ago.)

Adam has had a number of excellent interviews recently with highly experienced economists, analysts and investors — like Ed Butowsky, Grant Williams, Jim Rogers, Jim Bianco, Luke Gromen, Steen Jakobsen and others — who are extremely concerned of the secular era of rising inflation they see us headed into. And these interviews contain a lot of valuable guidance about how to position your portfolio accordingly. Read More

03.20.21- How a Small Rise in Bond Yields May Create a Financial Crisis
Daniel Lacalle

How can a small rise in bond yields scare policymakers so much?

Ned Davis Research estimates that a 2% yield in the US 10-year bond could lead the Nasdaq to fall 20%, and with it the entire stock market globally. A 2% yield can cause such disruption? How did we get to such a situation?

Central banks have artificially depressed sovereign bond yields for years. Now, a small rise in yields can cause a massive market slump that evolves into a financial crisis. Read More

03.19.21- Prices Are Soaring: What Happens Next
Tyler Durden

In Wednesday's press conference, Jay Powell confirmed that the Fed is setting off on a historic experiment: welcoming a conflagration of red-hot inflation for an indefinite period of time in an overheating economy, with the underlying assumption that it's all "transitory" and that inflation will return to normal in a few years, and certainly before 2023 when the Fed's rates will still be at zero.

There is a big problem with that assumption: while FOMC members, most of whom are independently wealthy and can just charge their Fed card for any day to day purchases of "non-core" CPI basket items, the vast majority of the population does not have the luxury of having someone else pay for their purchases or looking beyond the current period of runaway inflation, which will certainly crush the purchasing power of the American consumer, especially once producers of intermediate goods start hiking prices even more and passing through inflation. Read More

03.18.21- The Big Con: Stimulating the Economy
With Printed Dollars

Bill Bonner

Last Thursday must go down in history as one of America’s most important WTF days. That’s when the American Rescue Plan became law. It is so remarkable… so flat-out preposterous… so clearly a big step towards America’s rendezvous with disaster…

And yet… the president and all his minions are fanning out… explaining… justifying… excusing… taking credit… and claiming paternity…

…of a monster.

Bloomberg:

The White House wants to underscore to Americans that the legislation Biden championed – and was only supported by Democrats – is central to jump-starting an economy battered by a year of lockdowns and job losses set off by the coronavirus…

“What the president recognizes from his own experience is that when it’s a package of this size, you know, people don’t always know how they benefit and what it means for them,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Monday. “He believes the American people deserve every high-level person from our administration out there explaining, discussing, taking input.” Read More

03.17.21- Conspiracies ‘R Us
Donald Jeffries

All of us believe in some conspiracies. Many subscribe to the philosophy of the ultimate pessimist, that guy named Murphy, and his law, which observed that the other line moves faster. You know it’s going to rain after you wash your car, or painted something outside. The car’s going to need an emergency $500 repair, right after you get a $500 bonus. A gust of wind will come along and mess up your new hairdo. The list is endless.

Most people believe at least some things are rigged against them. They may not extend that to the system being rigged against average people everywhere, but in their own personal lives, they nod their heads knowingly when something goes awry. You play the same number all the time in the lottery, and the one day you don’t buy a ticket, are you surprised that it finally comes up? It’s only paranoid when you start talking about shadowy, powerful forces. Read More

03.16.21- It Is Time To Remove The Debt Barrier
To Economic Growth

Michael Hudson and Paul Craig Roberts

Out of habit, American economists worry about federal debt. But federal debt can be redeemed by the Federal Reserve printing the money with which to retire the bonds.  The debt problem rests with individuals, companies, and state and local governments.  They have no printing press. 

We have explained that the indebtedness of the population means there is little discretionary income with which to drive the economy.  The offshoring of middle class jobs lowered incomes, and after paying debt service—mortgage interest, car payments, credit card interest, student loan debt—Americans’ pockets are empty.  Read More

03.15.21- Exposed! The Hidden Inflation Eating Your Money
Adam Taggart

Chapwood Index calculates the true cost of living is 5x what the government reports

Do you feel like no matter how hard you work, it’s harder and harder to get ahead?

There’s a good explanation for that. And it’s maddening.

The government intentionally & dramatically underreports the true cost of living, and that fake low number is what most employers use when they set the wages they pay. Read More

03.13.21- Inflation Watch: Beware The Ides Of March
Alasdair Macleod

President Biden has now had his $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed into law, and it will not be the last in the current fiscal year. Covid is not over and is sure to resurge with new variants next winter.

But even assuming that is not the case, we still have to contend with the aftermath of the pre-covid conditions, whereby banks had run out of balance sheet capacity combined with trade tariffs predominantly aimed at China. These conditions were a doppelganger for late-1929, and between 8 February and 20 March the S&P500 index faithfully tracked a similar course to that of October 1929.

As far as possible, this article quantifies inflationary financing of government spending from March to September last year, and already sees evidence on the CBO’s own figures of that exceptional covid response being exceeded in the first half of the current fiscal year just ending. It points to something which no one has really foreseen, that the rate of monetary inflation has increased beyond the banking system’s capacity to accommodate it.

Even if the US manages to emerge from lockdowns in the coming months, the legacy of the turn in the credit cycle, trade tariffs and supply chain disruption threatens a full-scale depression. There can be no doubt monetary inflation will accelerate, and we are beginning to see the consequences in rising bond yields.  Read More

03.12.21- Is It Time to Go Galt?
Gen Z Conservative

Should Freedom-Loving Americans Go Galt?

For those that haven’t yet read Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand’s last and best novel, the term “go Galt” or, as popularized on bumper stickers, “going Galt,” comes from it. In the novel (and I’ll avoid giving too much away), a group of the protagonists found their own hidden community in the hills of Colorado. That community has no real government and is instead governed by the idea that each individual is there to pursue the profit motive, be productive, and live out their life as they see fit. The point of the community is to withdraw from a corrupt, socialist-leaning society and no longer artificially preserve that society with their talents, tax dollars, or innovations.

Why We Might Need to Go Galt

In the past, such an idea as a large segment of society choosing to “go Galt” would have been absurd. For one, things weren’t that bad. Up until Obama, the government’s policies went back and forth but America was still united behind a common creed, the American Creed, and individuals were relatively free to see as they saw fit. There was no need to go Galt because society itself, while imperfect and a far cry from Ayn Rand’s vision as articulated in The Virtue of Selfishness, was relatively capitalistic. Read More

The Dangers of the Growing “Snitch Culture” in the US
Doug Casey

International Man: Since the start of the Covid hysteria, Americans have snitched on people for not wearing a mask, called the police when their neighbors had guests over at their house, and reported businesses that were not compliant.

Has the US become a nation of snitches?

Doug Casey: Without doubt, the US is transforming from a nation of whipped dogs into something much worse, a nation of squealing rats. It’s because fear is being used by the powers that be to “unite” the country, much the way the inmates of a prison are united.

We’ve always had snitches, of course, starting with the silly little girls in Salem that turned in “witches” for keeping to themselves or gathering medicinal plants. More recently, the government has cultivated a class of snitches looking to profit from others they think aren’t paying their “fair share” of taxes. More recently, we’ve encouraged snitches to seek out suspected terrorists—which constituted a near-zero threat. And now, we have plague snitches. Read More

03.10.21- The Stimulus Package Won't Cut Poverty,
It Will Accelerate It

Anthony Pompliano

The United States Senate narrowly voted in favor of the American Rescue Package over the weekend. The $1.9 trillion stimulus package is being presented as a savior for the citizens still suffering from the COVID-induced economic crisis, but the actual impact of the package is likely to be a net negative.

Before we get started, here is a quick overview of where the $1.9 trillion is reportedly going:

  • Stimulus checks: Individuals making less than $75,000 and married couples making less than $150,000 will receive direct payments of $1,400 per person. The bill will also provide $1,400 per dependent.

  • Unemployment benefit boost: The bill extends unemployment programs through early September, including the $300-per-week federal supplement provided in the last stimulus plan passed in December.  Read More

03.09.21- The Inversion
Robert Gore

Getting along by going along with the patently absurd

A seamless web, they all believe because they all believe.

The Gordian Knot, Robert Gore, 2000

If it seems like the world has turned upside down it’s because it has. Right is wrong and wrong is right. Truth is lies and lies are truth. Knowledge is ignorance and ignorance is knowledge. Success is failure and failure is success. Reality is illusion and illusion is reality.

It would be comforting to say that this inversion is a plot by nefarious others. Comforting, but not true, in the pre-inversion meaning of the word true. Rather it stems from answers to questions that confront everyone. To think for yourself or believe with the group? To stand alone or cower with the crowd? It’s the conflict between the individual and the collective, and between what’s true and what’s believed. Read More

03.08.21- Ethereum Fixes Bitcoin
Vince Lanci

If you have a decent grasp of the Bitcoin story but are looking for some good explanation of it in context, this may be of interest. The following was written in 2018 about Bitcoin. It is instructive in possible valuation approaches, market structure concepts, and perhaps more relevant in what is now shaping up to be a competition of differing priorities between Bitcoin and Ethereum.

We went back and reread it last night after Jack Dorsey's bombshell to Bitcoin maximalists. As of last night, twitter users can now sell their tweets. This implies business growth for Ethereum, if not direct ownership by Jack himself.  It was then doubly interesting to us that Jack had tweeted this old story 2 days before his Ethereum announcement. Read More

03.06.21- The Emancipation of Texas
Jeffrey A. Tucker

My family moved to Texas from Massachusetts in 1830, six years before Texas became an independent nation. I should say one man made the migration; he met his wife on the journey, in Tennessee. They first stopped to see his uncle in New Orleans, who gave him some horses, a deed to some property in Texas, and a new covered wagon. He landed in East Texas, got bored of farming, and moved further West, landing in Marfa and Alpine. Remnants of that decision are all over the region today. 

He made this choice for one reason: freedom. He was the son of a Congregationalist minister, and tired of the overly compliant and restrictive culture of the Northeast. He wanted something new, something other than the stultifying strictures of his Yankee homeland. He craved adventure, even danger. He wanted choice. He wanted to find himself rather than forever live a defined and scripted life under a set doctrine of belief and practice. Read More

03.05.21- COVID Apocalypse omelet with Fauci sauce, Gates pickles, served in a roadside Censorship Diner by Joe Biden in his pajamas after escaping the White House
and hitching a ride to Kansas

Jon Rappoport

BIDEN: “Now that they’ve dragged me across the finish line and propped me up in the Oval, I can focus on my cognitive decline and wonder what the hell they’re having me sign. Row, row, row your boat, life is but a dream…”

ONE: IF I CLAIM TRUMP WON THE ELECTION

The media would have you believe I’m guilty of inciting the overthrow. Of. The. Federal. Government.

And, they’d say, perhaps I helped foment the Capitol break-in on January 6.

And certainly I’m a racist.

It’s a new day in the American republic.

Incitement is a wonderful tool in the hands of moronic predators. Read More

03.04.21- The Planscamdemic's Latest Twisted Twist

Whopper-doozie alert! This one is so over the top that I simply had to blog about it. It was shared by W.G., whom I thank for bringing to my attention. To be honest, this is such a whopper-doozie that I don’t even know where to start with respect to today’s high octane speculation, and I rather suspect – once readers dive into the article – that it will stimulate your own speculations. I’m presenting three different sources or versions of this story, because it is so unbelievably breathtaking in its implications: Read More

03.03.21- China Just Attacked the USD
Peter Reagan

China just took the next big step towards dethroning the dollar as #1 global currency. And the weird thing is – it could send gold soaring. Here's why...

For decades, countries have paid for oil with the petrodollar, which supports the U.S. dollar's value. The system has been critical to the USD's stability.

But now, China is upsetting everything. It began in June of 2017, when Beijing started to buy oil from Russia in yuan – thus establishing the "petroyuan".

Then China sought the same agreement with other nations. But they found that most weren't as receptive as Moscow to such a deal, because the yuan is still too unestablished. However, China has an ingenious solution: Back the petroyuan with gold. Read More

03.02.21- The Idea Of Secession Isn't Going Away
José Niño

Secession is a four-letter word for the millions of Americans who have gone through the conventional educational pipeline that teaches them that the American state is indivisible and sacrosanct.

However, intellectually honest historians whose minds haven’t been warped by educational institutions know better than to dismiss secessionism as some nefarious activity that only treasonous Southerners of the Confederacy are capable of engaging in.

For all intents and purposes, the founding generation was secessionist. When they signed on to the Declaration of Independence, those who fomented the American Revolution were committed to liberating themselves from the grasp of the British Empire. Quite arguably the most important act of secession in human history, the revolutionaries' successful efforts to secede from British rule had the whole world awestruck. Read More

03.01.21- Bonds and Stimulus are Driving Big Sector Trends and Shifting Capital
Chris Vermeulen

Falling Bonds and rising yields are creating a condition in the global markets where capital is shifting away from Technology, Communication Services and Discretionary stocks have suddenly fallen out of favor, and Financials, Energy, Real Estate, and Metals/Miners are gaining strength.  The rise in yields presents an opportunity for Banks and Lenders to profit from increased yield rates. In addition, historically low interest rates have pushed the Real Estate sector, including commodities towards new highs. 

We also note Miners and Metals have shown strong support recently as the US Dollar and Bonds continue to collapse.  The way the markets are shifting right now is suggesting that we may be close to a technology peak, similar to the DOT COM peak, where capital rushes away from recently high-flying technology firms into other sectors (such as Banks, Financials, Real Estate, and Energy). Read More

02.27.21- Questions to ask Amid the Insanity
Donald Jeffries

We are now entering the one year mark of this deadly COVID-19 virus, which refused to burn out in the summer heat, and appears to be blocking COVID-20 from doing its thing. It is becoming harder to keep one’s sanity amidst the double and triple-mask wearing, the inane “science” followed by the sheeple, and the realization that our economy, and social interaction itself, is being purposefully ruined. 

So exactly why are so many parents, who have been inconvenienced and hit financially by having to stay home with their children, supporting the incomprehensible refusal of teachers’ unions to order them back to work? Despite what my research while writing Bullyocracy revealed about all too many teachers, even I expected more from them. Maybe schools just will never open again. At least that would have the positive effect of dismantling the damaging social hierarchy. Read More

02.26.21- The Great Reset Is Here
Jim Rickards

The Bretton Woods conference of 1944 set the global financial system that still prevails today. The period 1969-1971 can be regarded as the First Reset, which involved the creation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR, ticker:XDR), the devaluation of the dollar and the end of the gold standard.

For years, commentators (myself included) have discussed the next global monetary realignment, which is sometimes called The Big Reset or The Great Reset.

Now, it looks like the long-expected Great Reset is finally here.

Details vary depending on the source, but the basic idea is that the current global monetary system centered around the dollar is inherently unstable and needs to be reformed. Read More

02.15.21- The US Ministry Of Woke Propaganda Wants To Cancel You, Me, Fox & Anyone Else Who Disagrees
Daisy Luther

There’s a saying that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

But I think that there are people who learned from history and want to repeat it.

Don’t get me wrong. If you walked up and asked someone like the little short guy from Facebook who sat on some books at his congressional hearing so he could see over the table or that dude with the dirty looking beard from Twitter or all those so-called journalists frothing at the mouth on CNN whether they wanted to turn our nation into a carbon copy of Hitler’s Germany, they’d be positively aghast at the very notion.

Yet every day on social media, people like me try to share innocuous things, like an article about taco seasoning, I kid you not, and we’re told we aren’t following “community standards.” Read More

02.13.21- Missouri County Sheriffs Will Arrest Feds Who Violate
Second Amendment Under Biden

Gabriel Keane

Unconstitutional gun control measures pushed by all three branches of federal government are ruled null and void in Newton County

The Commission of Newton County, Missouri passed legislation in February that will empower local law enforcement officials to arrest federal agents who attempt to violate the Second Amendment rights of citizens within the county.

The Newton County Second Amendment Preservation Act will nullify any unlawful federal restrictions on firearms that may be passed under the Joe Biden administration.

“All federal acts, laws, order, rules, and regulations passed by the Federal Government and specifically any Presidential Administration whether past, present, or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment … shall be invalid in the county, shall not be recognized by this county, and specifically rejected by this county, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this county,” the bill declares. Read More

02.12.21- Public Servants or Parasites?
John Greenville

I have a question.  When did politicians and federal employees start calling themselves “public servants”?  Even more importantly, why are we letting them?  It’s almost as if they’re trying to claim the mantle of nobility for making a sacrifice in the public interest.  But I don’t understand what that sacrifice is.  They’re paid better and have better benefits than most private-sector employees.  They’re rarely held accountable for their performance.  Why do we treat them as if they’re serving a higher calling than any other profession in the country?

Take Joe Biden, for example.  He claims to have been in public service for over 50 years.  But what has he done in that time?  He was the first senator to initiate a personal attack on a Supreme Court nominee.  His attack on Robert Bork was shameful, and helped create the current environment of Supreme Court politicization.  He also used the power of his office to enrich his family members.  Exactly how did lunch-bucket Joe become a multimillionaire on the salary of a politician?  I fail to see how that has been a service to the country. Read More

02.11.21- The Dystopian Bubble: George Orwell
Meets Charles Mackay

Kevin Duffy

“Threats to freedom of speech, writing, and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.”

~ George Orwell

In early December I asked Jim Grant how to reconcile exuberant financial markets with economic reality that reads like dystopian fiction. He responded,

I’m not sure there’s much distinction. To me, the current form of dystopia is the bubble form. So I think this is the year of the dystopian bubble. Read More

02.10.21- With Apologies to Drunken Sailors Everywhere. . .
Simon Black

The year was 1977.

Disco was in. Star Wars was the biggest movie of the year. The world’s first personal computer was announced– the Commodore PET, which came with 8 kilobytesof memory.

And the Gross Domestic Product of the United States reached $1.9 trillion– more than double what it had been just ten years prior.

As you probably know (or possibly remember), though, most of the GDP “growth” during the 1970s wasn’t because the US economy was strong. Quite the opposite, actually. Read More

02.09.21- Cancelling the Land of the Free
Donald Jeffries

Things are moving at a warp speed in post-Trump America. The Giant Orange Man served at least one important purpose, and that was to impede the progress of the rabid virtue signalers who have taken over every part of our society. Now he’s gone, banished to Mar-a-Lago land, and the bullies who wanted to take our lunch money no longer have to fear our imperfect but large older brother. 

The New York Times seriously suggests that Joe Biden name a “Reality Czar” to counter the rise of “disinformation” and “fake news.” You know, all that stuff dredged up by “conspiracy theorists” on the internet, which exposes their hopeless corruption and incompetence. This would have been an Onion headline, or going back a bit further, a Mad magazine piece, in the past. Now it’s reality.  Read More

02.08.21- The Last Time the D.C. Establishment Labeled its
Political Opposition as “Insurrectionists”
(And How It Taught Them About “National Unity”)

Thomas DiLorenzo

The Washington establishment, led by a senile 78-year-old man who can barely speak in complete sentences and seems permanently fighting mad, is hell- bent on labeling virtually all Americans who voted for President Trump –Republicans, Independents, and Democrats — as “insurrectionists.”  They have invoked the Insurrection Act of 1807 to justify placing thousands of heavily-armed National Guard (and other) troops in Washington, D.C., who appear to be stationed there indefinitely.  Comrade Pelosi, who turns 81 next month and also seems demented, always angry as hell, and extremely frustrated that she is not a dictator, has called for the placement of manned machine gun nests atop the Capitol building.  She is apparently worried that Trump voters might try to create their own version of one of those mass anti-Trump rallies in D.C. that she orchestrated in early 2017, way back when peaceful assembly and freedom of association were still legal and not acts of “insurrection.”  All of this is supposedly being done in the name of warm-and-fuzzy “national unity.” Read More

02.06.21- Living Off Grid As The Collapse Of Society Approaches:
“Why Aren’t More People Doing This?”

Michael Snyder

You don’t have to be a cog in the system.  For most of us, the only option that was presented while we were growing up was to get on the hamster wheel and run as fast as we could.  You know what I mean – go to school, get a job, pay a mortgage, prepare for retirement, etc.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  If you truly want to unplug from the system and live your life off the grid, you can.  Of course it isn’t easy, but nothing in life really worth doing ever is.

Sadly, the lives of most people are defined by the matrix that the vast majority of us are connected to on a daily basis.  In most cases, your income and status in society are defined by whatever “job” has been given to you by whichever corporation you are currently working for.  We like to call ourselves “employees”, but in essence we are basically corporate servants. Read More

02.05.21- The Aftermath of the GameStop Short Squeeze
Bill Bonner

Let us not, in the pride of our superior knowledge, turn with contempt from the follies of our predecessors. The study of the errors into which great minds have fallen in the pursuit of truth can never be uninstructive.

– 19th-century Scottish author Charles MacKay

WEST RIVER, MARYLAND – As you know, Dear Reader, we live in an Age of Miracles.

Jesus could turn water into wine. But the Federal Reserve can go one better… It can turn worthless pieces of paper into – money! Trillions of dollars’ worth of money. Enough to “stimulate” the world’s biggest economy into a state of transcendental ecstasy.

Or at least into a pleasurable, momentary delusion of normalcy. Read More

02.04.21- How to Protect Your Local Economy From the Great Reset
Brandon Smith

Over the years, I have written extensively about the concept of economic “decentralization” and localization, but I think these ideas are difficult for some people to visualize without proper motivation. By that I mean, it’s not enough that the current centralized model is destructive and corrupt; it has to start breaking down or show its true totalitarian colors before anyone will do anything to protect themselves.

Sadly, the majority of people tend to take action only when they have hit rock bottom.

In recent months the pandemic lockdown situation has provided a sufficient wake up call to many conservatives and moderates. We have seen the financial effects of pandemic restrictions in blue states, with hundreds of thousands of small businesses closing, tax revenues imploding and millions of people relocating to red states just to escape the oppressive environment. Read More

02.03.21- Do You Trust the Government, or Do You Have a Plan B?
Joe Jarvis

Things I trust more than the government: a Facebook ad promising me a free weekend in Lithuania.

The year was 2016 and I was a starving artist, writing and living in a travel trailer on my sister’s property in rural Florida.

One day an advertisement popped up on my social media feed encouraging me to apply to an entrepreneurship camp in Lithuania called Sovereign Academy. But what caught my eye was that it was free.

All you had to do was submit a video application about your entrepreneurial journey, and 50 people from around the world would be chosen to spend a weekend learning from a handful of top notch mentors– CEOs, successful businessmen, and advertising experts. Read More

02.02.21- These Are The Shadowy New York Financial Institutions That Forced Robinhood To Restrict Trading In Certain Stocks
Michael Snyder

Have you ever heard of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation?  What about Cede and Company?  If those names are foreign to you, then you don’t really understand how the core of our financial system really works.  A lot of people are blaming Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and the heads of other major trading platforms for the stock trading restrictions that we witnessed last week, but it was actually the DTCC that suddenly jacked up deposit requirements ten-fold.  Robinhood and other trading platforms were put in a vise-like grip, and they had no choice but to act.  Someone needs to investigate how these decisions were made at the DTCC, and if laws were broken those that were responsible for the decisions need to go to prison.

We are being told that retail traders needed to be brought under control “for their own good”, but it was the reckless short selling of the big hedge funds that actually set the stage of last week’s chaos. Read More

02.01.21- The Stock Market, Fatally Wounded by the Truth, Will Stumble and Crash
Charles Hugh Smith

It didn’t have to be this way, but this is the reality we must now face: truth is fatal to fraud, and our entire financial-political system is a fraud.

The stock market has just been punctured by the thin blades of truth. It is fatally wounded but nobody dares notice. The wounds are barely visible, but the internal damage is mortal. The stock market is already stumbling and will soon crash.

The banquet’s participants ignore the faltering market because the rules are we never reveal the truth, or acknowledge it, or discuss it, no matter how obvious, because truth is fatal to fraud. So the stock market’s vital signs are in freefall but the conversation remains upbeat and light: stimulus, rapid growth in the second half, etc., all the patter of a carefully constructed illusion that fraud is forever as long as the truth never comes out. Read More

01.30.21- This Potentially Catastrophic Inflation Surge Slipped Under the Radar (Until Now)
Birch Gold Group

You’ve read about housing market bubblesstock bubbles, and even credit bubbles. But the next bubble you’re about to discover could be even more dangerous, and may have even more far-reaching consequences.

It’s called a food price bubble, and it’s been inflating under our noses since March 2020. You can also see the dangerous trajectory it’s on compared to three previous years in the FAO chart.

The official January 7, 2021 release from the Food and Agriculture Organization explains the chart above in more detail.

And according to a Business Insider piece, grain has risen in price 50% over the last six months while other commodities like industrial metals are starting to drop in price. Read More

01.29.21- Dijjywan—Dijjydo or Dijjydon’t?
Fred Reed

Questions for My Betters

China is now vigorously testing a digital yuan and threatens to have it ready for prime time for the 2022 Winter Olympics. This seems, to me anyway, important. It will be a real, workaday yuan, not a speculative cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. It will use a digital wallet via a cellphone app, and will not require an internet connection. Beyond this, I know about it only what I read, which may be wrong. To avoid endless qualification, I will write the following as if it were fact, but really I mean it more as an extended question. Any correction, amplification, or thought will be welcome.

I assume, perhaps incorrectly, that all currencies of any worth will eventually become digital. Many countries, the EU, and Google are now pondering the idea. There are serious objections to digital money, which we will come to shortly but, if all countries have them, the question will become which is least bad.

I also assume, tentatively, that Beijing will want to make the dijjywan as nearly universal as possible. The Chinese will accept it with little concern since they are accustomed to making payments with mobile apps. To have people adopt it in countries still mired in the Paper Age, the dijjywan will have to be attractive. To whom will digital currency appeal, and why? What will be the appeal? Some ideas: Read More

01.28.21- Revenge: An Internet Mob Is Turning The Stock Market Into “A Video Game”, And The Establishment Is Freaking Out
Michael Snyder

Retail investors have banded together to turn over the tables on Wall Street, and it has created a wild frenzy that is making headlines all over the globe.  Unprecedented short squeezes have pushed the share prices of GameStop, AMC, Macy’s and BlackBerry to insane heights, and prominent voices in the financial world are complaining that trading in those stocks has become completely divorced from the fundamentals.  In fact, these young retail investors are actually being accused of turning the market into “a video game”.  Infamous investor Michael Burry, who made crazy amounts of money betting against the housing market during the last financial crisis, even had the gall to claim that recent trading in GameStop was “unnatural, insane, and dangerous”. Read More

01.27.21- Protecting My “Extremist” Content From Censorship
Joe Jarvis

I consider the author Neal Stephenson a visionary. For example in his 1999 novel Cryptonomicon, he essentially describes a Bitcoin type cryptocurrency, almost a decade before it existed.

In a past video, I described his idea in The Diamond Age of “distributed governments” which provide insurance-like services to customers, regardless of the geographic area they live in. Customers were free to choose their own government, or go without one.

Stephenson has another fascinating, newer book called Fall, or Dodge in Hellin which the internet splinters after a massive hoax convinced people online that an entire city had been wiped off the map.

So the way the internet functions in the book after that event is people start hiring “editors” who curate a content stream for the customers, to filter out the truth from the fake news online. Read More

01.26.21- For Conservatives, Our Republican “Allies” Are Far More Dangerous Than Our Leftist Enemies
Mike Ford

We have spent a lot of time going back and forth about what our enemies in the Democrat Party are attempting to do. Make no bones about it gang, they are in no way any sort of loyal opposition. They are the enemy of all things American. They continue not only to support the downright evil policy of murdering and dismembering unborn babies in the womb, disproportionately those of minorities (genocide anyone?) but they also support the admission of mentally/emotionally disturbed males into female locker rooms to sexually prey on under age children. 

That’s just two. With a signature on a piece of paper on his first full day, the usurper in the White House put tens of thousands of tax paying Americans out of work. Just. Like. That.

The Democrat platform not only supports and promotes these policies, but seeks to ram them down the throats of normal Americans, who by the way, constitute the vast majority here in these United States. The Democrat agenda puts everyone but Americans first. I wrote about these Democrat priorities in a previous piece entitled, Opinion: Biden Once Again Demonstrates That Black Lives Don’t Matter to Him and Neither do Those of Women or Other Minorities. Read More

01.25.21- If "Facebook Is Private", Why Are They Feeding Users' Private Messages Directly To The FBI?
Matt Agorist

Despite decrying censorship when it was happening to them last year, when Donald Trump was banned from Twitter and Facebook earlier this month, the left praised the move by big tech. “Facebook is a private company and can do what they want,” the pro-censorship hypocritical crowd chanted ad nauseum through the digital ether after bad orange man was silenced. But as we have said time and again, Facebook being private is simply not true.

Now, however, Facebook has made an unscrupulous Faustian bargain with the federal government which should eliminate all doubt once and for all. They are now willfully handing over private messages of Trump supporters who talked about the events at the capitol on January 6.

Google, Apple, and Amazon all moved to wipe the pro-Trump social media network Parler from the internet earlier this month because of what users on the platform discussed. It was alleged that the handful of dolts who stormed the capitol on January 6 had solely used Parler to plan their laughable, unarmed, silly, and pitiful attempt to keep Trump in the White House. Read More

01.23.21- Biden’s Presidency Will Be A Catalyst For Secession – And Perhaps Civil War
Brandon Smith

Over the past few months I have written a handful of articles which discussed what would probably happen if Joe Biden actually entered the White House and launched his administration. My initial belief was that Trump would refuse to concede and that this would be a trigger for national chaos blamed on conservatives, but I have also noted that Biden’s entry is almost just as disruptive, as it sends a signal to the political left that it is “open season” on anyone that disagrees with their ideology.

Of course, conservatives are not going to simply sit still and be purged and abused, they are going to strike back, and this sets the stage for a number of events and outcomes, some of which are completely unpredictable, even for establishment globalists.

First, though, we need to address how Biden and the globalists are going to create chaos so that they can then demand their own brand of “order” Read More

01.22.21- Growing Vegetables Is Back in Style: Here’s How to Start Planning Your Garden
Daisy Luther

Whether you celebrate St. Bridget’s Day, Candlemas, Imbolc, or Groundhog Day, February 2 is coming up. For those of us active in gardening and raising animals in the Northern hemisphere, this means it’s time to think about spring. And that means garden planning!

The pandemic has caused one very positive resurgence: growing food is back in style and no longer the purview of hippies or those crazy preppers.

Last year saw a record amount of people start gardens

Between the cost of foodgrocery shortages, and sheltering in place, it comes as no surprise that many Americans have turned to gardening. And they’re doing it not only to keep themselves busy, but also to keep themselves and their families fed during these turbulent times. More people than ever are learning that not only does gardening produce food, but it also soothes the soul. Read More

01.21.21- Low Rates and Limited Liability Mean Hot Markets
Doug French

The taxpayer is backstopping more credit risk than ever…

What clear-eyed mortgage underwriter would sign on to a thirty-year loan at less than 3 percent? After all, in Las Vegas, for instance, the unemployment rate in November was 11.5 percent, second highest in the country. The city’s main engine, tourism, has been stymied by covid. But, as if there were nothing wrong, nothing to see, or no risks to consider, new home sales are on the verge of being the highest in 2020 since the historic housing-boom year of 2007. 

“Heading into the final month of 2020, the housing market in Southern Nevada continues to impress and defy normal seasonal trends,” Smith wrote in the Home Builders Research monthly report cited by Eli Segall in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Despite the continuing uncertainty of the pandemic, low interest rates and low inventory have kept both new and resale homes moving at unprecedented levels for this time of year.” Read More

01.20.21- How soon will the Left eat their own?
Jon Rappoport

Hey. I’m always here to offer advice to the Left, to make their road smoother, to point them in the direction of fellow travelers they should cancel for deficiencies of “wokeness.”

Let’s start with the issue of GMOs, poisonous Roundup, and Monsanto (now swallowed up by Bayer).

Joe Biden is going to appoint Mr. Monsanto, Tom Vilsack, as his Secretary of Agriculture. Tommy boy held that post under Obama.

The Organic Consumers Association writes [1] (see also [2], [3], [4]): “If, like us, you dream of an organic, regenerative food system led by independent family farmers, then news that Joe Biden has asked Tom Vilsack to return to his Obama Era post as Secretary of Agriculture should be a real cause for concern.” Read More

01.19.21- Will Biden and Obama be executed for TREASON?
State of the Nation

While Italy did the dirty deed, Obama and Biden were the top-level operational criminal co-conspirators who cooked up and funded the election theft. Of course, they were directed by their Jesuit handlers in the Vatican, who were in turn commanded by their their well-hidden masters in the Italian Black Nobility. Which is precisely why this election theft essentially took place in Italy. But it was the Khazarian Mafia, as always, that issued the order.

The verdict is in.

But, first, here’s the highly organized criminal conspiratorial plot to outright steal the POTUS election of 2020:

Obama conspired with Italy’s former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to employ an Italian aerospace defense contractor — Leonardo S.p.A. — to perpetrate a massive vote-switching scheme via satellite on behalf of woefully failing POTUS candidate Joe Biden. Even the Vatican was a party to this complex international criminal conspiracy to steal the 2020 POTUS election as were rogue elements in the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel and other unnamed state actors.  The witness, who has submitted a signed affidavit, Arturo D’Elia, served as IT security consultant at NATO’s Communication and Information Agency in Rome and has stated military-grade cyber-warfare encryption capabilities were utilized to carry out vote switching from President Trump to Candidate Biden on Election night when vote tallies were mysteriously changed in the key battleground states. Read More

01.18.21- Here It Comes
Brian Maher

These were spending estimates for Mr. Biden’s proposed “vaccination and economic rescue legislative package.”

Our spies have spent days sleuthing for the correct figure. But they too heard conflicting whispers. They expressed the most confidence in CNN’s crystal gazing.

They were correct… evidently.

We are reliably informed that the proposal will enter the record at $1.9 trillion. Why it is not $1.8 trillion… or $2 trillion… we do not know.

But we are further informed the package will furnish wherewithal for state and local aid. Education grants. The child tax credit. Unemployment insurance. And “stimulus” checks.

We are finally informed these stimulus checks will run to $1,400 for each American adult — perhaps more. Read More

01.16.21- Signs and Wonders
James Howard Kunstler

In case you don’t know what condition our condition is in, the name for it is a crisis of legitimacy. Four years of seditious harassment by a “Resistance” within-and-without the US Government culminates in the janky election of a mentally incapable grifter… run by whom? Does anyone seek to know who, exactly, is pulling Joe Biden’s strings? My guess would be…duh… Barack Obama and his posse. When will he be outed? Maybe today… or next week at the latest. Heads will explode to see liberalism’s bowling trophy fall off the national mantelpiece. If you think Nancy Pelosi is running around in a hebephrenic fugue state now, just wait.

A crisis of legitimacy means that citizens have lost faith in their institutions, that is, in the armature of agreements and procedures for running this society. Do you have any idea how much damage RussiaGate did to the country? The three-year-long mind-fuck perpetrated by the highest officials of the FBI and the CIA ruined whatever was left of their reputations. Not only are citizens not safe from the powers of life-and-death vested in these agencies, but they know that officials who wield that power recklessly won’t be held responsible when acting outside the law. Are we any better now than the Russians under Leonid Brezhnev? Read More

01.15.21- The Destructive Force And Failure Of QE
Alasdair Mcleod

This article concludes that quantitative easing as a means of stimulating economies and financing government deficits will fail. The underlying assumption is that the transmission of additional money to non-banks in order to inflate financial assets, and to banks to cover government finances, will become too great in 2021 for it to succeed without undermining fiat currencies and financial markets. Admittedly, this opinion stands in stark contrast to the common Keynesian view, that once covid is over economies will start to grow again.

To help readers to understand why QE will fail, this article describes how its objectives have changed from stimulating the economy by raising asset prices, to financing rapidly increasing government budget deficits. It walks the reader through the inflationary differences between QE subscribed to by banks and by non-bank financial institutions, such as pension funds and insurance companies. Read More

01.14.21- One of the Greatest Economic Blunders in History
Jim Rickards

The U.S. economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. Only about 55% of the jobs lost in March and April have returned. That’s a significant number.

Americans and others around the world who make their living as bus drivers, bartenders, waiters, hair stylists and boutique store clerks, among thousands of other jobs, make up 50% of all jobs and 45% of U.S. gross domestic product.

This is the part of the economy affected by the lockdowns. They are being destroyed.

When the pandemic passes, and we are able to look back on the experience without fear or political bias, it will be clear that the lockdowns were one of the greatest economic blunders in history. Lockdowns do not stop the spread of the virus, but they do destroy the economy. This is not merely a matter of opinion or conjecture. Read More

01.13.21- Storming Into America 3.0
Donald Jeffries

I thought America 2.0- the authoritarian mess which evolved out of the 9/11 false flag- was bad. It made those of us old enough to have lived most of our lives in America 1.0 long for the days of a better looking, more competent corruption. 2020, with a deadly virus that had the beneficial effects of eliminating both the threat of terrorism and the common flu, and an unconstitutional lockdown accompanying it, was only the beginning. 

2021 is off to a roaring start. First, a laughably fraudulent election in Georgia, which gave the Senate to the Democrats, and featured overt evidence like the Republican Perdue losing 30,000 votes live on air. And now, the January 6 incident at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., which featured a terrifying unarmed mob of White riff-raff, “storming” the representative body their taxes pay for, while politely keeping between the purple ropes, taking lots of selfies, and to untrained eyes appearing to be a pretty innocuous bunch. Well, except for that dangerous fellow who dared to prop up his working class boots on Lady Nancy Pelosi’s desk. Read More

01.12.21- How To Lose Weight
Adam Taggart

Health is the best investment you can make in 2021

If you’re like most of the people around the world who had their lives rocked by the COVID pandemic, staying healthy in 2021 is likely one of your resolutions for the coming year.

And if so, ‘losing weight’ is probably on your list.

Most of us carry more inches around the middle than we’d ideally like and worry about the long-term health risks that can come with being overweight. And with COVID-19, excess weight is a co-morbidity that can dangerously worsen outcomes for those infected.

Yet most New Year’s weight loss attempts meet with failure, usually after only a few weeks. The truth is: dropping unwanted pounds and keeping them off is hard. Read More

01.11.21- The Capitol: So Much Susupicious Evidence
William L. Gensert

It’s our own fault.  We allowed Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to control the narrative while Google controlled the answers to any questions.

They now believe they can define what happened on January 6, 2021 with impunity and we will accept their lies as truth.

We the people, however, are all too aware of what they are trying to accomplish, having been witness to the Hunter Biden story dissolving into the ether from inaccessibility and the silencing of any dissent as they stole a presidency.

For the entire year, the left has tried to provoke the right into violence.  On Wednesday, they got what they wished for.  Or conversely, they infiltrated a peaceful demonstration with Antifa and carried out a successful false flag operation. Read More

01.09.21- Finding Light in the Face of Extreme Darkness
Gary D. Barnett

“Human nature is divided; it contains both darkness and light. You can choose to accept the darkness and lament it, or you can choose to expand the light until the darkness no longer dominates.”

~ Deepak Chopra (2012). “Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life’s Greatest Challenges”, p.145, Harmony

This world we live in has changed so much over the centuries, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Change brings many things, including progress that can be lifesaving for so many, but progress in the wrong hands of power can also bring misery and death. The twentieth century brought wonder in many ways, and so many advances, but it was a time of mass murder and world wars. It was a time of socialism and communism, and of a huge number of evil murderous rulers including those like Mao Zedong, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and all the American presidents, their enforcers, and their willing allies that murdered or caused the deaths of tens of millions of innocent people in the false name of  “exceptionalism” and “democracy.” Read More

01.08.21- Was the assault on the Capitol building a false flag?
Jon Rappoport

I’m writing this hours before posting it, so events may unfold that add more information.

The first thing you need to ask yourself: was the break-in at the Capitol, while Congress was in session holding a debate about election certification, an attempt to stop a transfer of power to Biden, or an attempt to stop the debate itself—during which legislators would have laid out evidence of fraud?

The assault did achieve a stoppage of the debate, which was being carried live on television.

The legislators were evacuated.

We do know that, going back months, Antifa was issuing memos to its members to appear at Trump rallies posing as supporters of the president, wearing appropriate gear, so that when Antifa caused trouble and committed violence, their actions would be blamed on Trumpers. Read More

01.07.21- Retirement Worries are Escalating
(and the “Solutions” Don’t Look that Good)

Birch Gold Group

If you want a stress-free and secure retirement, the odds are stacked against you. Especially when Congress tries to offer their “reheated” solutions to the problem.

And worries are continuing to mount among Generation X, according to one MarketWatch piece:

The Bank of America 2020 Workplace Benefits Report, which surveyed 996 full-time and part-time employees participating in 401(k) plans, found that just 23% of GenXers feel a sense of progress saving for retirement; only 22% feel progress about growing their savings to pay for unexpected expenses and a mere 14% feel progress paying for current and future health care expenses.

When less than one quarter of an entire generation of Americans has any semblance of hope about their retirement prospects, that isn’t good. Read More

01.06.21- America’s Epiphany Moment
Alastair Crooke

The blanketing canopy pressing down across the globe of TINA (there is no alternative) is rupturing. The fabric is tearing at the seams. Now, with the U.S. courts having abdicated their role in adjudicating suits in connection with the 3rd November election, it seems that President Trump will make a last effort to change the course of events between 6–20 January (inauguration day). At point of writing, some 140 Republican Representatives say they will challenge the outcome of certain elections on 6 January. Whether this challenge will succeed (in all its dimensions) is moot.

What then? Well, Red America – whether rightly or wrongly – sees that 20 January may prove to be ‘the end of the line’ for them. Eight out of ten Republicans believe the election stolen; that the crucial Georgia Senatorial race likely will be ‘stolen’ too; that the destruction of small and mid-sized businesses through lockdown was a premeditated strategy to further consolidate Big Business Oligarchs; and that ultimately Red Americans will face ‘cancellation’ by an incoming woke ‘soft-totalitarianism’, orchestrated by Big Tech. This is their perspective – their Epiphany revelation. It is, to say the least, bleak. Read More

01.05.21- The Frogs Will Boil Themselves
Jeff Thomas

There’s a well-known old fable that describes a frog being boiled alive. It states that if a frog is dropped in boiling water, it will hop out. But if it’s placed in lukewarm water, it will be comfortable. Then, if the heat is turned up slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be boiled to death.

In political terms, this translates into a slow increase, say, the slow rise of taxation or the gradual removal of freedoms.

But there’s another way to boil the electorate of a country: have them become willing participants in their own demise.

This method is a common practice in many countries, particularly the US. Americans have repeatedly been conned into begging for their second amendment rights to be diminished. Read More

01.04.21- This is a Recipe for Hot Inflation in 2021
Graham Summers

Get ready for a tsunami of liquidity to hit the financial system…

Get ready for a tsunami of liquidity to hit the financial system.

President Trump has already signed a COVID-19 stimulus bill that will give $600 to most Americans. The House of Representatives has since passed a bill to increase the amount to $2,000.

So that’s a massive wave of money flowing into the economy. Read More

01.02.21- Forecast 2021 — Chinese Fire Drills with a side of French Fries (Jacobin-style) and Russian Dressing
James Howard Kunstler

As I write, the presidential election is still not resolved, with dramatic events potentially unfolding in the first days of the New Year. I’m not convinced that Mr. Trump is in as weak a position as the news media has made him out to be in these post-election months of political fog and noise. The January 6 meet-up of the Senate and House to confirm the electoral college votes may yet propel matters into a constitutional Lost World of political monsterdom. The tension is building. This week’s public demonstration by one Jovan Hutton Pulitzer of the easy real-time hackability of Dominion Voting Systems sure threw the Georgia lawmakers for a loop, and that demo may send reverberations into next Wednesday’s DC showdown.

There may be some other eleventh-hour surprises coming from the Trump side of the playing field. As I averred Monday, we still haven’t heard anything from DNI Ratcliffe, and you can be sure he’s sitting on something, perhaps something explosive, say, evidence of CIA meddling in the election. There have been ominous hints of something screwy in Langley for weeks. The Defense Dept., under Secretary Miller, took over all the CIA’s field operational functions before Christmas — “No more black ops for you!” That was a big deal. There were rumors of CIA Director Gina Haspel being in some manner detained, deposed and…talking of dark deeds. She was, after all, the CIA’s London station-chief during the time that some of the worst RussiaGate shenanigans took place there involving the international men-of-mystery, Stefan Halper, Josepf Mifsud, and Christopher Steele. Mr. Ratcliffe seemed to be fighting with the CIA in the weeks following the election over their slow-walking documents he had demanded. Read More

01.01.21- Give Me Liberty Or Give Me a Face Diaper
Jim Quinn

One month ago I wrote an article – Silent Obedient Consent – about our day in Cape May Lighthouse State Park and my disappointment in seeing so many perfectly healthy young people obediently wearing their face muzzles, as dictated by government bureaucrats,  on a bright crisp autumn day in a 244 acre state wild preserve. I found it sad that so many could be controlled so easily by so few.

Since my state has been on lockdown since our escape to Cape May and the weather has been cold, wet and snowy, we’ve been mostly cooped up in our home prison. The fear propaganda campaign has worked wonders, as our traditional Christmas Eve bash with 50 or so relatives and neighbors, was limited to six relatives. Monday, when I saw the temperature was going to 48 with bright sunshine, I insisted we needed to go to the 3,500 acre Valley Forge National Park to take a long walk.

We have lived eleven miles from Valley Forge Park for the last twenty-five years. I’m a student of history, so living this close to a national treasure, where a ragtag army of farmers showed tremendous fortitude and courage during the brutal deathly Winter of 1777-78, has been an endless source of enjoyment and learning for me, my wife and sons. Read More