11.27.20- Technologies Of Freedom,
Substack Edition

John Rubino

Imagine that you’re trying to do actual investigative journalism at, say, the New York Times or Fox, and you propose a story that threatens the interests of your outlet’s audience or advertisers. Chances are you’ll be shut down by your editors, if not fired and blacklisted for going beyond the boundaries of permissible reporting.

Your response to this might depend on your place in the journalistic ecosystem. If you’re just building your career or trying to hold on to a mid-level niche, you’ll probably go along to get along, since it’s not clear where else you can go and still make a living. Read More

11.26.20- Former Pfizer Chief Science Officer Says "Second Wave" Faked On False-Positive Tests
Weaver

I decided for a change to actually turn on the '6 o'clock news' just to see what garbage that propaganda bullshit 'news media' service had to say today here in Manitoba, especially in light of their screaming about these '546' new cases of INFLUENZA over the last 24 hours that does indeed inflate their fraud 'numbers' to generate fear in Manitobans, and I was not disappointed... They were harping again and again the false notion that this 'scam-demic' is somehow 'out of control' and using the lying 'numbers' as their excuse for that fraud.... It has been so remarkable to watch these fuckers make their statements with such straight faces, and it shows definitely that the 'media' can never be trusted and that they are fully in bed with the criminals running this entire scam.. Read More

11.25.20- Sidney Powell’s strategic independence allows her to operate independently from Trump’s legal team
Ethan Huff

Many conservatives are bemoaning that Sidney Powell allegedly tapped out of the fight against election fraud. This is, after all, what the media is now claiming Powell did ever since it was reported that she is no longer part of President Trump’s legal team. What this same media is failing to accurately report, however, is the fact that Powell is now working independentlytowards the same goal, which will allow her far more freedom to say and do what needs to be said and done, without impediment, in order to right the wrongs of the fraudulent 2020 election. Read More

11.24.20- The Great Relocation: Americans Are Relocating By The Millions Because They Can Feel What Is Coming
Michael Snyder

This is a really odd time to be having a “housing boom”.  We are in the middle of the worst public health crisis in 100 years, endless civil unrest has been ravaging many of our largest cities, and we are experiencing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.  But even though more than 70 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits this year, home sales are absolutely rocking.  How in the world is this possible? Read More

11.23.20- Doug Casey on the Inevitable Breakup of the U.S.
Doug Casey

Rachel’s note: Last week, I caught up with Casey Research founder Doug Casey on his new page-turner, Assassin. It’s the third installment of his High Ground series.

It’s got a few parallels to today’s wild political events. So for our next Conversations With Casey, I asked Doug about his predictions for the future of the U.S… the impending civil war he sees coming… and what a Joe Biden/Kamala Harris presidency means. Read More

11.21.20- America's Elites - Not Trump -
Are Responsible For Undermining American Democracy

Tho Bishop

It is an overplayed cliché to refer to the insanity of the current year. Still, 2020 manages to surprise. It is increasingly looking like 2020 has created the greatest challenge to democratic legitimacy in the past century.

Yesterday was a truly remarkable day in American history. Read More

11.20.20- America’s Two Largest Republican States Announce They Will Have No More Lockdowns
Ryan Saavedra

America’s two largest Republican states — Texas and Florida — have announced that they will not be going into any more lockdowns as coronavirus cases surge across the country. The news comes as 45 out of 50 states have seen at least a 10% increase in coronavirus cases from the previous week. Read More

11.19.20- Top Pathologist Claims Coronavirus is “The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated on an Unsuspecting Public”
Paul Joseph Watson

Top pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson told government officials in Alberta that the current coronavirus crisis is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.” Read More

11.18.20- BOMBSHELL: The 2020 election took place under a Trump-declared "National Emergency" that set an Election Day trap for the "unauthorized accessing of election and campaign infrastructure"
Mike Adams

We have another major bombshell for you here, regarding the 2020 election. Despite the intense, malicious censorship of Big Tech, we're really becoming known for in-depth analysis and research of current events, so thank you for your support as we continue to fight for the very survival of America, our constitutional republic. This story begins with the little-known executive order signed into existence on September 12, 2018, by President Donald J. Trump. Read More

11.17.20- Has Our Luck Finally Run Out?
Charles Hugh Smith

Long-term cycles escape our notice because they play out over many years or even decades; few noticed the decreasing rainfall in the Mediterranean region in 150 A.D.

But, this gradual decline in rainfall slowly but surely reduced the grain harvests of the Roman Empire, which, coupled with rising populations, resulted in reduced caloric intake for many people.

This weakened their immune systems in subtle ways, leaving them more vulnerable to the great Antonine Plague of 165 AD. Read More

 

11.16.20- Election Distraction Has Taken Eyes Off Our Economic Ills
Bruce Wilds

Lately it has been difficult to write about the economy because of all the noise flowing from the election and covid-19 hype. There is a growing reluctance to opine by many economic skeptics because it appears we have been wrong on recent predictions. Only time will tell if this is true due to the huge distortions now evident in the markets. Still, all this tends to diminish confidence in the ability to see what is ahead. This has forced not only me, but other economic watchers to go back and question all we hold true. Read More

 

11.14.20- “The Great Reset” Already Happened
Charles Hugh Smith

Put another way: the elites have cannibalized the system so thoroughly that there’s nothing left to steal, exploit or cannibalize...

Put another way: the elites have cannibalized the system so thoroughly that there’s nothing left to steal, exploit or cannibalize. Read More

11.12.20- Hundreds of thousands of fraudulent ballots to be discarded, declares Sidney Powell
Ethan Huff

Sidney Powell, the attorney for Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn who now works for the Trump campaign, is sounding the alarmabout how the election outcome may not go the way that Democrats are being told it is by the mainstream media.

Speaking to Fox Business‘ Maria Bartiromo during a recent interview, Powell revealed that the Trump camp is sitting on substantial statistical evidence yet to be unveiled that shows the ballot counts in numerous states are likely fraudulent. Read More

 

11.12.20- Make America Great Again – the Other Version
Gary Christenson

Make America Great Again. It is a good idea, but there is more to the story. The U.S. has traveled far down the “fake money and government control” path. Any return trip will be traumatic.

But onward, to the MAGA story.

From Bill Bonner:

“If Americans wanted to Make America Great Again, they could simply go back to the things that made it great in the first place – honest money, smallish government, and a free-ish economy.” Read More

11.11.20- A COVID-19 Vaccine Is on the Horizon
Bill Bonner

Hooray! A vaccine! The relief column is finally in sight.

And soon, it will run off the fiendish COVID-19… releasing the entire world from months of fear, loathing, death, and siege.

Americans have not been reduced to the misery of the French, besieged by the Huns in 1870. We are not yet eating our household pets or the animals from the public zoos. Read More

11.10.20- "It's Perfectly Clear..."
Robert Gore

Making the vote irrelevant makes secession relevant.

If he gets anything approaching an honest vote count Trump will win in a landslide.

The Corruptocracy,” Robert Gore, October 25, 2020

I stand by my statement. It’s obvious that Trump didn’t get “anything approaching an honest vote count.” One of the better crime scene investigations I’ve seen is “The 2020 Election: Fuckery Is Afoot,” by blogger Correia45, and I’ve posted others as well. As the litigation-filled days go by, we’re sure to find out more about the Democrats’ electoral fraud. Read More

11.09.20- Boo hoo. The Moonbats Stole Our Election. Now What?
Doug “Uncola” Lynn

I had lunch with two friends the week before the November 3, 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.  One of the men is an unconfessed Socialist and the other is a Republican in Name Only (RINO).  During our discussion, the RINO told the Socialist he was voting for Trump.  Honestly, I was very surprised because I’m quite sure he voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. So, afterward, I privately asked the RINO if he had seen Tucker Carlson’s interview of Tony Bobulinski. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the RINO replied he did not watch “pulp journalism” and that he only deals with the “facts and hard reporting” as found on the digital pages of The NY Times and The Wall Street Journal. Read More

11.07.20- How the Elite Trap You in Their Unfree World
Joe Jarvis

The government is a big trap designed to keep people in its orbit.

You are supposed to work within the context the government provides to live your life, make money, and affect social change.

Or you’re at least supposed to be too afraid of the government to step out of line.

But even rebelling against the government directly is part of the trap. It means you have accepted the importance of the government– that it is capable of controlling you. Read More

11.06.20- BREAKING: Intelligence expert Steve Pieczenik claims 2020 election was a “sophisticated sting operation” that has trapped the Democrats in the most massive criminal election fraud in history… details
Mike Adams

As a guest on InfoWars’ War Room with Owen Shroyer today, intelligence expert Steve Pieczenik declared that the 2020 election was set up by Trump’s people as a “sophisticated sting operation” to trap the Democrats and the Biden crime family in irrefutable criminal fraud. The original video is found at this Banned.video link. It has also been re-posted to Brighteon.com (see below). Read More

11.05.20- Trump WINS election; Democrats Working Overtime To STEAL It By Fabricating Votes In Michigan & Wisconsin
Mike Adams

Meanwhile, Biden has announced his plan to declare victory at 5pm today, after rigging by Michigan and Wisconsin, plus

Trump won the election last night, taking Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and North Carolina, among anchor states like Florida and Texas. Read More

11.04.20- The Benefits of Secession Are Becoming Increasingly Obvious
Ryan McMaken

If it seems like the topic of secession is increasingly in the media in recent years, it’s not just your imagination. From “Calexit,” to Brexit, to Catalonia, and to Scottish independence, the topic of breaking up nation-states into smaller pieces has increasingly forced itself into the foreground.

In the United States, the discussion has become muted in the past two years—but has not disappeared—as activists on both left and right have decided to wait and see how the next election turns out. But expect a resurgence of secession talk from the side that loses the presidency once the race is over. Read More

11.03.20- Covid Collectivism
Donald J. Boudreaux

Liberal individualism is often interpreted as an ideology based on the belief that individuals are atomistic egoists, each of whom single-mindedly pursues only maximum material gain and sensual satisfaction for himself or herself. Each person, in this interpretation, engages with people outside of his or her immediate family exclusively for reasons shallow and prudential – most notably, to trade in impersonal ways that materially enrich the person. Liberal individualists are accused of being blind to higher human desires, such as for community and a sense of purpose more elevated than the gratification of one’s narrow material desires. Read More

11.02.20- A Dem Presidency Means The Return Of The Blob 
Pepe Escobar 

A Biden-Harris White House would restore many known and some new ghouls to the corridors of foreign policy-making power...

What happens on November 3rd ? It’s like a larger than life replay of the famous Hollywood adage: “No one knows anything.”

The Dem strategy is crystal clear, spawned by the gaming of election scenarios embedded in the Transition Integrity Project and made even more explicit by one of TIP’s co-founders, a law professor at Georgetown University. Read More

10.31.20- David Stockman on Why A Fiscal Demise is Certain No Matter Who Wins the Election
Doug Casey

International Man: During his time as president, Trump has proven that he can push the Fed to keep interest rates at near-zero and print money at astronomical levels.

Have Trump and the Republicans set a new precedent, in which the Fed will bend to the will of Washington DC?

David Stockman: A few weeks back, one of the greatest anomalies of financial history quietly passed into the history books. I’m are referring to the fact that the yield on the 10-year US Treasury (UST) fell to an all-time low of 0.52%, prompting Deutsche Bank’s chief credit strategist to marvel out loud. Read More

10.31.20- David Stockman on Why A Fiscal Demise is Certain No Matter Who Wins the Election
Doug Casey

International Man: During his time as president, Trump has proven that he can push the Fed to keep interest rates at near-zero and print money at astronomical levels.

Have Trump and the Republicans set a new precedent, in which the Fed will bend to the will of Washington DC?

David Stockman: A few weeks back, one of the greatest anomalies of financial history quietly passed into the history books. I’m are referring to the fact that the yield on the 10-year US Treasury (UST) fell to an all-time low of 0.52%, prompting Deutsche Bank’s chief credit strategist to marvel out loud. Read More

10.30.20- America Has
the Government It Deserves
 
Brian Maher

“Every nation gets the government it deserves,” said 18th-century French philosopher Joseph de Maistre.

If true — we suspect it is — the United States is a nation of scoundrels, cads, wastrels and spongers.

For the nation has a spendthrift government perpetually on the borrow, perpetually holding out an empty hat.

By some metrics, the United States presently takes on more debt in one year than it did in its first 200 years of existence. Read More

10.29.20- Whether Your Vote
Can Prevent a Civil War?

Doug Casey

Democracy is vastly overrated.

It’s not like the consensus of a bunch of friends agreeing to see the same movie. Most often, it boils down to a kinder and gentler variety of mob rule, dressed in a coat and tie. The essence of positive values like personal liberty, wealth, opportunity, fraternity, and equality lies not in democracy, but in free minds and free markets where government becomes trivial. Democracy focuses people’s thoughts on politics, not production; on the collective, not on their own lives. Read More

10.28.20- Are we going to witness the worst national emotional meltdown in U.S. history once this election is over?
Michael Snyder

Right now we are experiencing the calm before the storm.  Many Biden supporters believe that a Trump victory would literally be the worst thing that could possibly happen to our country, but at the moment most of them are quite confident that Biden will win.  Likewise, many Trump supporters are absolutely convinced that we will plunge into a horrifying socialist abyss if Biden wins, but for now most of them are convinced that the polls are wrong and that Trump will pull out another victory in November. Read More

10.27.20- Creditors Wake Up To An Apocalyptic Reality: Bond Losses As High As 99%
Tyler Durden

Back in March 2016, we published an article explaining how the coming default cycle - when it finally hits - would be different: it would be marked by record low recovery rates. While there were many reasons for that, three stood out: i) the disconnect between fundamentals and asset prices thanks to the Fed's constant manipulation of markets, ii) the record layering of debt upon debt, much of it secured, and iii) the years of covenant-lite deals that stripped most if not all creditor protections over the past decade (something which as we noted recently has resulted in bitter creditor fights and a "civil war" involving some of the most prominent names in investing). Read More

10.26.20- Will Changes to American Life Become Permanent?
Victor Davis Hanson

The coronavirus, widespread quarantines, an unprecedented self-induced recession, and unchecked rioting, looting, and protesting -- all in a presidential election year -- are radically disrupting American habits and behavior.

Rents, home prices, and office occupancy rates in major cities, especially on the two coasts, are dropping fast. Techies and young professionals have discovered that they can work from home without paying sky-high housing costs in order to be close to the office. Read More

10.24.20- COVID-19 Is a Catalyst
for Tech Industry Growth

Jeff Brown

Over the next decade, advances in technology will bring fundamental changes to our lives. In fact, they’ll dwarf all the progress we’ve seen since the great tech revolution of the late 1990s.

Everything will change. The ways in which we work, shop, sleep… eat, travel, bank, communicate, entertain ourselves, conduct warfare, manufacture, design, distribute, create, transact, and maintain our own health, will all be different. Read More

10.23.20- There Are Decades When Nothing Happens, And Weeks Where Decades Happen
Tad Rivelle

In real estate there is a saying that time kills all deals. Hopeful forecasts for a V-shaped recovery following in the wake of 45- or 60-day “lockdowns” have ceded to a different reality: notwithstanding monstrous QE, titanic Federal deficits, stimulus checks, CARES Act, tightening credit spreads, and a booming stock market, unemployment and business conditions for many remain sobering. Bizarrely, this has been the one, the only recession where, at least initially, disposable incomes rose, and net worths have grown. This has encouraged many to gain comfort with the possibility that a sustainable recovery has taken, or shortly will take hold, relegating the pain and suffering of 2020 to the history books. Read More

10.22.20- Why the 2020s Will Likely Be the Most Turbulent Decade in 250 Years
Doug Casey

International Man: Due to COVID-19, almost every country in the world closed its borders. Over seven months later, most governments still restrict travel, economic activity, and social gatherings.

You recently traveled internationally. How did it go?  Read More

10.21.20- Don’t Vote for a Psychopath: Tyranny at the Hands of a Psychopathic Government
John W. Whitehead

Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy, psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this… That a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience was and is a bitter pill for our society to swallow — but it does explain a great many things, shamelessly deceitful political behavior being one.”—Dr. Martha Stout, clinical psychologist and former instructor at Harvard Medical School  Read More

10.20.20- The Illusion Is Failing
Chris Martenson

Trust in the system is vanishing fast

Sometimes the magic fails.

The secret to the trick is accidentally revealed. The woman was always in the box.  The eye is no longer deceived. And there’s no getting the audience’s sense of awe back.

Just like a bungled illusion, once trust is broken, it’s gone.  Read More

10.19.20- Will Things Ever Go Back To Normal?
Joakim Book

Early in the pandemic I advised readers to zone out, take a break, and read fiction and other works of art that have stood the test of time. There’s only so much crazy we can deal with and there’s only so much mental benefits to be had from intensively monitoring a pile of political trash.

Over a long enough time frame, the madness of 2020 will fade. However awful the damage is now and however many people’s lives are ruined by asinine government policies, the world will recover. Poverty will resume its downward stroll; Capitalism will provide.  Read More

10.17.20- Weekend Rant: Why We're Doomed- Our Delusional Faith in Incremental Change
Charles Hugh Smith

Better not to risk any radical evolution that might fail, and so failure is thus assured.

When times are good, modest reforms are all that's needed to maintain the ship's course. By "good times," I mean eras of rising prosperity which generate bigger budgets, profits, tax revenues, paychecks, etc., eras characterized by high levels of stability and predictability. 

Since stability has been the norm for 75 years, institutions and conventional thinking have both been optimized for change. This is an analog of natural selection in Nature: when the organism's environment is stable, there's little pressure to favor random mutations, as these can be risky. 
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10.17.20- Weekend Rant: Why We're Doomed- Our Delusional Faith in Incremental Change
Charles Hugh Smith

Better not to risk any radical evolution that might fail, and so failure is thus assured.

When times are good, modest reforms are all that's needed to maintain the ship's course. By "good times," I mean eras of rising prosperity which generate bigger budgets, profits, tax revenues, paychecks, etc., eras characterized by high levels of stability and predictability. 

Since stability has been the norm for 75 years, institutions and conventional thinking have both been optimized for change. This is an analog of natural selection in Nature: when the organism's environment is stable, there's little pressure to favor random mutations, as these can be risky. 
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10.16.20- Your Marxist Revolutionary
Sons and Daughters

Thomas DiLorenzo

The violent riots, looting, arson, and even public execution of Trump supporters over the past six months has been primarily the work of the self-described communist revolutionaries associated with “Antifa” and Black Lives Matter (BLM).  Mug shots of some of the Antifa/BLM criminals that have appeared in the news and online show that some of them are seriously mentally deranged; some are hardened criminals with long criminal records; there seems to be a preponderance of convicted sex offenders and pedophiles among them; and what seems to be hundreds of pyromaniacs. Read More

10.15.20- Why Are the Social Engineers Obsessed With Transgenderism?
Ben Bartee

“Transgenderism” as an advanced, enlightened lifestyle didn’t exist a generation ago. Now, through a steady diet of corporate media glorification and hen-pecking, it’s become the hottest new trend in Western culture.

The current deification of transgenderism activists as some sort of heroes thwarting of the patriarchy has been a long time coming. From 2005-2010, I attended Valdosta State University, a mid-size regional college of the University System of Georgia. While an undergraduate, I decided to enroll in a few sociology classes out of genuine interest in the subject. Read More

10.14.20- Employment’s Recovery Road
Comes to an End

David Haggith

Jobs didn’t get much worse in September, but they stopped getting better. 

This is a tale of where the recovery road for the US economy ended. Unemployment is the crux of the Covidcrisis economic story. While jobs showed a little improvement in September, a little digging through the numbers reveals the return to full employment has started a turn toward the worse. (Not as bad as “worst,” but “worse” than May-July.)  Read More

10.13.20- Three Simple Habits to Create Lasting Wealth
Teeka Tiwari

I owe my success to America…

If you’ve heard my accent, you know it’s a mishmash of a New York City accent and an English accent. My friends describe it as “Brooklish” (as in Brooklyn and English).

I wasn’t born here. I grew up in Britain’s foster care system…

I lived in a cramped, unheated room on top of a garage. At night, I watched my breath coil into a frigid mist. Read More

10.12.20- Ignorance is Not Bliss
It’s Just Ignorance!

Neal Ross

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” Isaac Asimov  Read More

10.10.20- Jim Bianco Warns The Coming Surge In Inflation "Will Be A Game-Changer"
Christoph Gisiger

The financial markets seem disoriented. The mood on Wall Street changes daily, the S&P 500 keeps trading sideways. Rising counts of Covid-infections in Europe and in the US as well as political uncertainty keep investors on their toes.

Jim Bianco advises caution. When we last spoke to the internationally renowned macro strategist from Chicago in mid-March, panic was in the air. There were even fears that markets would have to close. Read More

10.09.20- Literally Thousands of Doctors and Scientists Have Come Out Against Fauci’s Lockdowns Including a Nobel Prize-Winning Biophysicist. The Media Just Doesn’t Want You to Know
Michael Thau

As RedState’s very own Sister Toldjah reported earlier today, the doubts President Trump recently expressed about the wisdom of Dr. Fauci’s advice on COVID-19 have elicited a chorus of smug accusation from the usual suspects that he’s “ignoring the experts.”

Sister Toldjah pointed out that it’s hard to know what their complaint even means given how often Fauci and other media-anointed authorities have done total 180s. Read More

10.08.20- The One Assured Outcome of the Election
Brandon Smith

Ever since the crash of 2008, a trend has developed in U.S. election debate: the near complete avoidance of serious discussion about the economy. Ron Paul was the last candidate to attack the subject with any energy, and that was quite a while ago now. The economic decline of our nation is being aggressively ignored, even though it is the most important issue of the past century. Read More

10.07.20- Things Change
Charles Hugh Smith

“Doing more of what’s hollowed out our economy and society” is a slippery path to ruin.

Things change, supposedly immutable systems crumble and delusions die. That’s the lay of the land in the The Empire of Uncertainty I described yesterday.

It’s difficult not to be reminded of the Antonine Plague of 165 AD that crippled the Western Roman Empire. The exact nature of the virus that struck down as many as one-third of the Empire’s residents is unknown; it’s thought to be an early variant of measles or smallpox. Read More

10.06.20- The Undeniable Challenges of Post-Election America
Peter Reagan

Each of the presidential candidates obviously has very different economic focuses.

A recent article from Barron's gives some insight into this, starting with the president: "If Trump is re-elected, he seems likely to continue with the policies pursued during his first term. At root, these were designed to let the private sector, the supply side of the economy, expand as rapidly as possible." Read More

10.05.20- The Decline of American Culture
Kush Freeman

We are in uncertain times indeed. Anyone with half a brain who researches their own information knows there are very dangerous paradigms in play that have historically had disastrous consequences and were catalysts to future chaos from their respective points in history. But there are many things going on that have NOT happened before. These are the things that I wish to talk about. Read More

10.03.20- What’s Behind the Fed’s Project to Send Free Money to People Directly?
Wolf Richter

A lump-sum payment in digital dollars for all Americans during a recession or to raise inflation, as an alternative to QE and negative interest rates, which have failed.

By Wolf Richter. This is the transcript of my podcast last Sunday. You can listen to it on YouTube or download it wherever you get your podcasts. Read More

10.02.20- America is
on The Road to Revolution

Rod Dreher

In 1951, six years after the end of World War II, the political philosopher Hannah Arendt published The Origins of Totalitarianism, in an attempt to understand how such radical ideologies of both left and right had seized the minds of so many in the 20th century. Arendt’s book used to be a staple in college history and political theory courses. With the end of the Cold War 30 years behind us, who today talks about totalitarianism? Almost no one—and if they do, it’s about Nazism, not communism.  Read More

10.01.20- Former Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, "Pandemic is Over"
Ralph Lopez

In a stunning development, a former Chief Science Officer for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says "there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen." The "Big Pharma" insider asserts that false positive results from inherently unreliable COVID tests are being used to manufacture a "second wave" based on "new cases." Read More

09.30.20- The Only Thing Systematic Is The Destruction of America
Jim Quinn

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” – Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair was describing willful ignorance based upon who butters your bread. The rampant corruption of our society, as power has been consolidated into fewer and fewer hands, has resulted in our political, financial, cultural and economic systems being captured by a billionaire class who use their wealth to dictate the path we are forced to follow – or lose everything. Read More

09.29.20- 1971: The Year That Changed Everything
Adam Taggart

The trajectory of nearly every facet of our way of life shifted massively

The year 1971 saw the trajectories of nearly every major trend relative to our way of life shift massively.

That year is such a noticeable inflection point in so many data sets, that an intriguing website WTFHappenedIn1971.com has been created to drive the point home.

The website is a parade of data series visually showing how the world changed that year. Read More

09.28.20- Deutsche Bank Money Laundering Scandal Could Create Greatest
Economic Crisis in History

Raul Diego

The leak of the FinCEN Files over the weekend has rocked global markets and augurs a financial crisis of epic proportions as Deutsche Bank hovers over the precipice.

Deutsche Bank, along with several of the world’s biggest commercial banks, are embroiled in a global money laundering scandal that spans over two decades, as documents leaked to BuzzFeed show the movement of $2 Trillion in illicit cash through the Western banking establishment. Read More

09.26.20- Revolution 2020: How Did We Get Here... And How Will It End?
Angelo Codevilla

Understanding what drives the revolution that is destroying the American republic gives insight into how the 2020 election’s results may impact its course. Its practical question - who rules? - is historically familiar. But any revolution’s quarrels and stakes obscure the question: to what end? Our revolution is by the ruling class - a revolution from above. Crushing obstacles to its growing oligarchic rule is the proximate purpose. Read More

09.25.20- The Silent Exodus Nobody Sees: Leaving Work Forever
Charles Hugh Smith

The “take this job and shove it” exodus is silently gathering momentum...

The exodus out of cities is getting a lot of attention, but the exodus that will unravel our economic and social orders is getting zero attention: the exodus from work. Like the exodus from troubled urban cores, the exodus from work has long-term, complex causes that the pandemic has accelerated. Read More

09.24.20- The Culture War
Doug Casey

“Culture” is composed of the customs, traditions, and beliefs of a group of people. It’s a way of seeing the world and interpreting reality. It determines what’s right and wrong and good and evil. Culture is what ties people together or divides them. It’s a composite of religion, politics, economics, philosophy, and language—but the composite is more important than any one component.

Culture is what ties groups and countries together. When a cultural split develops—such as the one we now have in the US—a country cannot, and, more importantly, should not stay together. Read More

09.23.20- The Stage Has Been Set For The Most Chaotic Election In U.S. History
Michael Snyder

If you are deeply concerned about what is going to happen in November, you are definitely not alone.  Experts on both sides of the political spectrum have been warning that it is very likely that we will not know the winner of the presidential election until well after November 3rd, and everyone pretty much agrees that the period of uncertainly that we will be forced to endure will not be good for our nation.  Those of us that are old enough clearly remember the pain that the election of 2000 caused.  The outcome hinged on the results from the state of Florida, and the endless recounts were finally brought to a conclusion after 36 very stressful days with George W. Bush up by just 537 votes. Read More

09.22.20- Swamp Thang
James Howard Kunstler

There’s the Swamp teeming with scaley, slithery, sharp-toothed, many-footed predators, but then there’s the miasma hanging over the Swamp, a toxic mist of lies, misdirection, dis-info, propaganda, bad faith, and sedition, illuminated by pulsing blue gaslight that affords a toxic blanket of protection to the denizens of the Swamp. Now a storm is brewing. The critters are evacuating their mud-holes and moiling about desperately among the cypress knobs as a mighty wind rises — the election hurricane — threatening to sweep it (and them) all away! Read More

09.21.20- The Millennials Are Coming For The Boomers' Money: One Bank Sees Generational Conflict Breaking Out This Decade
Tyler Durden

Late last week, we published the executive summary from Jim Ried's latest must read long-term asset return study titled "Age of Disorder" in which the author makes the case that Economic cycles come and go, "but sitting above them are the wider structural super-cycles that shape everything from economies to asset prices, politics, and our general way of life" Having identified five such cycles over the last 160 years... Read More

09.19.20- Collapse Is A Process, Not An Event
Chris Martenson

How does one ‘get ahead’ during hard times?

Look, I’m a systems guy.  I think in systems terms.  You should as well.

Why?

Because we’re entering a period of time when the major systems that have supported humanity are going to fail.

Or, put more accurately: they are already failing. Read More

09.18.20- Believe It Or Not, 2021 Is Looking Worse Than 2020
John Rubino

This year is, by any measure, brutal.

First came a pandemic so baffling that virtually no one other than Sweden made it through without a near-depression. (Reminiscent of the previous decade’s financial crisis, when only Iceland got it right.)

Then came civil unrest on a scale not seen since the 1960s, about which more than enough has already been written. Read More

09.17.20- Yes, 2021 Could Be Worse
Robert Wright

I notice lots of folks on social media pining for 2021. Don’t kill the messenger, but 2021 could be much worse than 2020.

Coronavirus restrictions could get worse.

But how? Covid-19 came close to causing a legitimate crisis only in the New York City area and there only with “help” from Governor Cuomo’s kill people in nursing homes policy. Not that they needed much help as the virus has killed mostly the frail and elderly and according to one study people who normally would have died of the flu a year or two ago had not the last two flu seasons been relatively light. Moreover, death counts have been confusing, with documented instances of people dying in motorcycle accidents and from terminal cancer being counted as Covid-19 fatalities. Read More

09.16.20- America’s Wealth Gap Grows in the Post-COVID-19, K-Shaped Economic Recovery
Bill Bonner

“It feels like the world has changed so much. Just in the last six months. We’ll get home; but it won’t feel like home anymore.”

Thus spake the distaff half of the household, looking ahead to November. We’ve been holed up here in the Calchaquí Valley in Argentina for the last six months. We’re now hoping to get home to Baltimore for Thanksgiving. Read More

09.15.20- America Lives or Dies on the Moral Character of Her People
Justin O Smith

Don’t Let America Fade Into the Sunset!

America abandoned a pretty good system rather quickly with the onset of our first Civil,War, that led to a gradual dismantling of our federal system, under the idea of “liberal democracy”. But, the abandonment went to light-speed after 1913. and the rise of economic fascism, something that will be written about for years to come, assuming America doesn’t descend into those “thousand years of darkness” Reagan once spoke of regarding if America should ever lose Her way.  Read More

09.14.20- The US & Its Constitution Have
Two Months Left

Paul Craig Roberts

Bob Woodward writes that Trump’s Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, and Trump’s Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, spoke together about taking “collective action” to remove President Trump from office. General Mattis said Trump is “dangerous. He’s unfit.”

This is the same thing that the Generals and the CIA said about President John F. Kennedy. Read More

09.12.20- Weekend Rant: The Plot Against Libya: An Obama-Biden-Clinton Criminal Conspiracy
Eric Draitser

The scorching desert sun streams through narrow slats in the tiny window. A mouse scurries across the cracked concrete floor, the scuttling of its tiny feet drowned out by the sound of distant voices speaking in Arabic. Their chatter is in a western Libyan dialect distinctive from the eastern dialect favored in Benghazi. Somewhere off in the distance, beyond the shimmering desert horizon, is Tripoli, the jewel of Africa now reduced to perpetual war. Read More

09.11.20- If You Feel Like Something Really, Really Bad Is About To Happen,
You Are Definitely Not Alone

Michael Snyder

If this is “the recovery”, what are things going to look like once economicconditions start to deteriorate again?  As you will see below, more than half of all households in some of our largest cities “are facing serious financial problems”, and Americans continue to file for unemployment benefits at a rate that the United States had never seen before prior to 2020.  When 695,000 workers filed for unemployment benefits during a single week in 1982, it established a record which stood for nearly 38 years.  But now we have been way above that old record for 25 weeks in a row.  On Thursday, we learned that another 884,000 Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week… Read More

09.10.20- Economic War with China is the Final Step Before the “Great Reset”
Brandon Smith

With the pandemic dominating the news cycle, the general public has been completely distracted from a much more important crisis; namely, the economic crisis. To be sure, economic decay is not as swift or exciting, but I doubt that’s why the mainstream media mostly ignores the issue. From my experience, the media tends to omit coverage of the things they don’t want the population to notice or think about. Read More

09.09.20- This US Stock Bubble Could Rank Among The Biggest In History
Jason Junior

I am experiencing déjà vu. 

In 1988, as a young and inexperienced investor, I met a transportation analyst from Nomura. He explained how a midsized and heavily indebted railroad company owned land in Tokyo Bay. It had the potential to build a giant condominium complex on this land, thereby diversifying into the highly profitable real estate market. Read More

09.08.20- In the Footsteps of Rome: Maybe It No Longer Matters Who's Emperor
Charles Hugh Smith

Pretense and PR are not reality, and believing the Old Normal will magically be restored with sacrifice-free Federal Reserve printing is not an actual strategy.

Quick history quiz: who was the second-to-the-last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire? Read More

09.07.20- Do Any Lives Actually Matter?
Tim Kirby

If there is one expression that has defined the political arguments of 2020 it is Black Lives Matter and its many derivatives like All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter and so on. But why is this the case? There is something in these statements that is very powerful, political and deeply ideological. Something about this reasoning is very effective. So, let’s take a look at its internal mechanics. Read More

09.05.20- Why We Are Facing The Biggest Election Nightmare In Modern American History No Matter Who Ends Up Winning
Michael Snyder

It looks like we are headed for the most chaotic presidential election in modern U.S. history.  According to some estimates, somewhere around 40 percent of all U.S. voters will vote by mail this year.  That means that tens of millions of votes will be going through the postal system, and that has the potential to create all sorts of problems.  For one thing, it is going to take a lot of extra time to open those ballots and count them.  For states that allow mail-in votes to be counted in advance, that shouldn’t delay final results by too much, but in other states we are facing the possibility of a nightmare scenario.  Read More

09.04.20- Big Government Is the Problem
Bill Bonner

SAN MARTIN, ARGENTINA – The funeral cortège headed straight across the field. The big, green tractor, too old and unreliable for much of the farm work, led the way.

It was dragging the body of one of the dead cows. Behind it, their heads low, followed a group of about 20 bovine mourners. Read More

09.03.20- Trump Orders Feds To Begin Process Of Defunding New York, Portland And Other "Lawless" Cities
Tyler Durden

The feud between Trump and liberal cities which encourage protests which seeking to defund the police escalated sharply on Wednesday, when the President ordered the federal government to begin the process of defunding New York City, Portland, Seattle and Washington, cities where officials allowed "lawless" protests and cut police budgets amid rising violent crime. Read More

09.02.20- Why Economics Cannot Be Understood through Experimentation
Frank Shostak

In the natural sciences, a laboratory experiment can isolate various elements and their movements. There is no equivalent in the discipline of economics…

In the natural sciences, a laboratory experiment can isolate various elements and their movements. There is no equivalent in the discipline of economics. The employment of econometrics and econometric model building is an attempt to create a laboratory where controlled experiments can be conducted. Read More

09.01.20- Deflation of the Citizenry's Hard Assets Will Be a Huge Buying Opportunity
for Insider Power Elites

Zeus Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D

The gravy train will have to stop at some point, but right now the global elites have pushed their chips on to the U.S. dollar and stocks... Read More

08.31.20- Why Affirmative Action Must Go
Michael S. Rozeff

A rather small number of black organizers and activists used the death of a black man, George Floyd, to accuse the country of systemic racism. Understood, there are always factions forming that promote their causes, but they do not win goodies for themselves unless certain factors are operating on their side. In this case, a whole bunch of American institutions rapidly knuckled under. Even if there is only feigned acceptance of what the BLM activists are selling, nonetheless, all sorts of people and organizations have been kissing ass. Suddenly, businesses and universities are promoting workshops and diversity training. All sorts of ridiculous social behavior are being promoted, and if you do not accept it as an employee or a student, you are asking for trouble. Read More

08.29.20-A Surprising Segment of Retirement Savers Just Turned Pessimistic
Peter Reagan

When you've worked all your life to save for retirement, the idea is you get to enjoy that retirement stress-free.

But that idea could soon get tossed out the window.

We've already covered how retirement for some savers may not last longer than five years. We've also covered how the Fed's response may eat away at the retirement savings of many Americans. Read More

08.28.20- Face masks make you stupid
Patrick Fagan

Why face masks are a form of dehumanisation

In Joost Meerloo’s analysis of false confessions and totalitarian regimes, The Rape of the Mind, he coins a phrase for the ‘dumbing down’ of critical resistance – menticide. “In the totalitarian regime,” he wrote, “the doubting, inquisitive, and imaginative mind has to be suppressed. The totalitarian slave is only allowed to memorise, to salivate when the bell rings. Read More

08.27.20- The Futility of Politics
Donald Jeffries

I’ve been a political junkie since at least the age of eleven, when I rooted with all my heart for Bobby Kennedy to win the Democratic Party presidential nomination. When RFK was assassinated, it absolutely crushed my young spirit. I think I realized even then that the good guys simply aren’t allowed to win.

Still, I remained keenly interested in the political world. During Watergate, as a high school student, I’m sure I exasperated most of my classmates with my nonstop anti- Nixon, burgeoning radical leftism. I also converted a few of them. In this regard, I guess I’m still doing the same thing; offending or persuading others. Read More

08.26.20- A Silver Mystery in Full View
Ted Butler

For those who have come to be convinced of the silver price manipulation, as well as those who remain unconvinced, I ask you to put aside all thoughts about derivatives trading, concentrated short positions and epic double crosses and think about something completely different. Please accept this as an open invitation in which no prior experience in matters related to sophisticated financial transactions is required and in which all that is needed is common sense and logical thinking. Read More

08.25.20- Older Americans Should Be Anti-Lockdown Activists
Jeffrey A. Tucker

It’s happened to quite a number of us. We write against the lockdowns for all the incredible economic, psychological, and institutional carnage they have caused, and how they have shattered our expectations of our rights and freedoms, and our presumptions about what government has the power to do to us. 

We can make a convincing case; we see no basis for disrupting social functioning in the event of a pandemic, no matter how terrible it is, as I’ve been writing since January 27, 2020. Indeed that original article assumed as a matter of argument that C-19 was going to be as bad as Ebola, which it very obviously is not. Read More

08.24.20- One Step Removed
Chris Martenson

Avoid the trap the system is setting to imprison you

Millions of people are about to enter a financial purgatory, becoming little more than modern-day slaves.

While they’ll be reported by the media as those “evicted” or “foreclosed on”, if we define a slave as someone forced to work for another by existing legal circumstances or approved cultural norms, then that’s exactly what these people should actually be called: slaves. Read More

08.22.20- The Economic Insanity of This Coronavirus Pandemic Plot and the Coming Global Reset
Gary D. Barnett

“Economic globalization creates wealth, but only for the elite who benefit from the surge of consolidations, mergers, global scale technology, and financial activity.”

Anita Roddick (2001). “Take It Personally: How to Make Conscious Choices to Change the World”, Harper Thorsons Read More

08.21.20- Our Systemic Drift to Collapse
Charles Hugh Smith

Thus do the lazy complacent passengers drift inexorably toward the cataracts of collapse just ahead.

The boat ride down to the waterfall of systemic collapse is not dramatic, it's lazy drifting: a lazy complacency that doing more of what worked in the past will work again, and an equally lazy disregard for how far the system has drifted from the point when things actually worked. Read More

08.20.20- 2021 Could Establish this “New Normal” for Social Security
Birch Gold Group

Thanks to a combination of economic factors that have been years (and decades) in the making, there isn’t much doubt that the Social Security program has been put in serious jeopardy.

To add fuel to the fire, some potential changes coming to SSA in 2021 might create a somewhat “new normal”.

Here’s what we mean… Read More

08.19.20- A Week of Wonders and Marvels
James Howard Kunstler

Don’t the Democrats know that we can do better than mail-in voting? How about a national show of hands? Say, around four p.m. on Tuesday, November 3 — just after lunch for west coasters and after nappy-time back east? Ready, set… hands up (don’t shoot!). Or maybe just a voice vote: all in favor of blank, say aye…. Wouldn’t that be the most heartwarming moment since Michael Jackson led the all-star chorus of We Are the World? Read More

08.18.20- Why the Death of Original Thought is Ushering in the New World Order
J.S. Kim

If there is a true pandemic afflicting the world today, it certainly is not the coronavirus. The true pandemic afflicting the world is the death of critical thought. In discussing the pandemic lockdown measures with friends, I’ve had one friend state an opinion that differs from the medical narrative being propelled by nearly every nation in the world to rationalize extreme economic lockdowns. Read More

08.17.20- Is Covid Coming For Your Job?
Adam Taggart

Laid off or fear you could be? Then read this.

How safe is your job?

Because despite the “Everything is Awesome!” mirage the financial markets are desperate to project, the real economy — you know, where people actually live their lives — is telling us a far darker story.

Tens of millions of US workers have lost their jobs since covid-19 arrived on America’s shores. Over 28 million people right now are currently filing to receive state & federal benefits: Read More

08.15.20- Weekend Rant: Tony Fauci and the Swine Flu disaster; betrayal of trust
 Jon Rappoport

I take you back to the summer of 2009, when the CDC and the World Health Organization were hyping the “deadly H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic.”

They were, of course, also urging people to take the new Swine Flu vaccine. On that subject, here is an excerpt from Robert Kennedy Jr.’s Children’s Health Defense (3/27/20):

“For example, [Dr. Anthony] Fauci once shilled for the fast-tracked H1N1 influenza (‘swine flu’) vaccine on YouTube, reassuring viewers in 2009 that serious adverse events were ‘very, very, very rare.’ Read More

08.14.20- Democide: Understanding the State’s Monopoly on Violence and the Second Amendment
Sam Jacobs

Gun control is predicated on the belief that private citizens cannot be trusted with firearms. That the state should have a “monopoly on violence” because it is less violent than individuals. And that firearms should be taken away from private citizens because only the state is responsible enough to handle them.

There is a major problem with this: States are statistically far more violent than individuals. In the 20th century alone, 262 MILLION people died at the hands of their own governments. Read More

08.13.20- Don’t Live Your Life In a Bubble
Roger W. Koops

Dear Younger Generations;

I am writing to the younger generation. When you become an old-timer like me, anyone younger is of the younger generation. My focus is on the slightly more than half of the population of the U.S. who are younger than the age of 40, but this message is for those older as well. I write this because I, as a scientist, am very worried about what has become of the human species. In just a few short months, we have seen the species devolve into a panic-driven, irrational, hysterical species. Read More

08.12.20- Jim Rickards’ Blockbuster
Election Prediction

Jim Rickards

The presidential election is now less than three months away. A lot can happen in three months. But today I’m issuing a blockbuster election prediction that might shock you.

I’m not doing it to attract attention or to be controversial. I’m doing it because I believe the data point in that direction.

I’ll reveal my prediction in a moment. First let’s step back and look at the bigger picture. Read More

08.11.20- The State of the American Debt-Slaves Q2 2020: The Credit Card Phenomenon
Wolf Richter

Consumer debt to GDP spikes, but why did credit card balances plunge and new delinquencies decline?

OK, as I mentioned on Friday, things are a little crazy in the consumer-debt arena at the moment: No Payment, No Problem: Bizarre New World of Consumer Debt. But there is another aspect to it – that of the American debt-slaves themselves. And there are all kinds of things happening. Read More

08.10.20- EXPOSED: The Great Money Fiction
Brian Maher

Men spin myths as spiders spin webs…

Eve and Adam munched the apple, Zeus kinged Earth, Washington axed the cherry tree.

To these fantastic fictions we must add another:

Money and wealth are synonyms. Money is wealth and wealth is money. Read More

08.08.20- Things Going By
James Howard Kunstler

If this (first?) summer of Covid-19 has revealed anything about the current version of civilization, it’s the profound exhaustion of a culture reduced to going through the motions of its once-vital activities. A lot of things that we hope will come back are probably gone forever in the form we knew them, though they will eventually return in another configuration, reduced in scale, but perhaps finer in quality. Read More

08.07.20- The American History You’re Not Supposed to Know
Thomas DiLorenzo

Brion McClanahan’s new book, Southern Scribblings, contains sixty scholarly and eloquently-written essays about the American history you are not supposed to know.  The reason you are not supposed to know about it is America’s first cultural war that long preceded the current one and is still ongoing. Read More

08.06.20- Food Prices Rise To Dangerous Levels As “A Second Wave Of Layoffs”
Hits The U.S. Economy

Michael Snyder

You may have noticed that food prices have started to go up very aggressively.  I repeatedly warned my readers that this is precisely what would happen, and more price increases are on the way.  Fear of COVID-19 has sparked a tremendous amount of extra demand as Americans have feverishly stocked up their pantries, and at the same time the virus has made it very difficult for the major food companies to keep up.  Over the past several months we have seen a large number of food production facilities close down temporarily, food supply chains have been thrown into a state of chaos, and grocery stores have found it increasingly difficult to keep their shelves full. Read More

08.05.20- The Voluntary End of America
Due to a Coronavirus Hoax

Gary Barnett

Unemployment has surged to levels never before seen in this country, but not one politician has lost his job due to any lockdown. There were over 40 million job losses by the end of May due to government mandates, and this deliberately structured second phase plot will see that number continue to increase dramatically. Not only will many more lose their jobs, but also millions of those jobs will be lost permanently. How is it that those that created and implemented this fake pandemic, from the banking and corporate heads, the tax exempt foundations, the ‘health’ organizations and pharmaceutical companies, and the politicians that serve their interests, have been unaffected by this insanity? Read More

08.04.20- Are You Loving Your Servitude?
(Part 2)

Jim Quinn

In Part One of this article I laid out the argument Huxley’s dystopian vision of the future had played out over many decades, but now I observe Orwell’s darker vision in motion since the start of this century.

All the “solutions” being imposed by those in power don’t solve anything, because they aren’t designed to solve anything. These are nothing but short-term emergency sustaining maneuvers to keep the dying patient alive, while the criminals ransack his house, extracting whatever wealth he has saved. Read More

08.03.20- Are You Loving Your Servitude?
Jim Quinn

“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.” ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” ― George Orwell, 1984  Read More

08.01.20- Make America Constitutional Again?
James Bovard

The American political system may be on the eve of its worst legitimacy crisis since the Civil War. Early warning signals indicate that many states could suffer catastrophic failures in counting votes in November. The election will occur amidst the vast economic devastation inflicted by a political class that responded to COVID by seizing almost unlimited power. And Deep State federal agencies have already proven that they will trample the law to sabotage election results. Read More

07.31.20- Keep Those Federal Troops out of American Cities
Ryan McMaken

The violence and the utter disregard for basic human rights displayed by the Left in recent years—combined with its support for war crimes when a Democrat is president—have made me inclined to play nice with conservatives these days. At least conservatives aren't planning to torch my neighborhood any time soon, and at the moment they're no worse than the Left on foreign policy.

On the other hand, sometimes even the relatively less bad guys (for now) come to some very dangerous conclusions. Read More

07.30.20- Culturally Appropriating the Word “Liberal”
Donald Jeffries

I became politically aware as a teenager in the mid-1970s. It was a different country, and a different world. America 1.0, as I like to call it. I gravitated naturally to the far Left side of the political spectrum. I was against all war. I thought the poor were getting a raw deal. I didn’t think blue-collar workers were being paid enough. I felt sympathy for the unjustly convicted and opposed the death penalty. I thought marijuana should be legalized. I believed our leaders should be focusing on the many domestic problems, instead of senseless foreign intervention. Read More

07.29.20- Big Tech commits MEDICAL TREASON by censoring doctors’ video revealing covid-19 CURE being suppressed by Big Pharma / Big Science fraudsters
Mike Adams

Big Tech, a massive criminal enterprise that colludes with Big Pharma to see Americans enslaved under a system of medical tyranny, has now committed an act of medical treason against all Americans.

They’ve blacklisted a powerful video of doctors presenting the solution to covid-19 that can save lives, end the pandemic and get America back to work right now. Read More

07.28.20- Four Months of Unprecedented Government Malfeasance
Heather Mac Donald

The following is adapted from a lecture delivered on June 18, 2020, for a Hillsdale College online symposium, “The Coronavirus and Public Policy.”

Over the last four months, Americans have lived through what is arguably the most consequential period of government malfeasance in U.S. history. Public officials’ overreaction to the novel coronavirus put American cities into a coma; those same officials’ passivity in the face of widespread rioting threatens to deliver the coup de grâce. Together, these back-to-back governmental failures will transform the American polity and cripple urban life for decades. Read More

07.27.20- When It Comes To Economic Suffering, Some Parts Of The U.S. Are Feeling It Far More Than Others
Michael Snyder

2020 has been a very tough year for the U.S. as a whole, but some portions of the country have been hit much harder than others.  For example, if you live in a rural area that hasn’t seen any civil unrest and that hasn’t been hit very hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the way that you are living your life now may seem nearly unchanged from the way you were living your life in 2019.  But if you live in an urban area that has experienced endless protests and rioting and that has seen COVID-19 sweep through local neighborhoods like wildfire, your life in 2020 may look radically different from the way it looked in 2019. Read More

07.25.20- Eviction Moratorium Expires Today, Putting Millions Of Renters At Risk
Tyler Durden

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) was able to stop evictions of renters during the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) also made it unlawful for landlords to evict tenants in federally subsidized or federally backed housing. However, those protections are set to expire today (Friday, July 24). 

Washington D.C.-based think tank Urban Institute estimates the eviction moratorium, expiring today, could put more than 12.3 million renters at risk of losing their home. Read More

07.24.20- What if a Riot Comes Down
My Street?

T.S. in Ohio

A few weeks ago, I jumped on SurvivalBlog hoping to see discussions about the riots and good ideas being shared but I was very surprised with such a major disaster unfolding to see that there was barely a mention about the riots. (Sorry, I meant “mostly peaceful protests”!) But I was glad to see the discussion pick up a few days ago with the article titled: Is It Time to Worry? by Jim S. because I believe these riots and the groups behind them are the most “clear and present danger” that the citizens of America currently face. I believe that we preppers should be shifting our efforts in this direction. If you’re lucky enough to live on a 50-acre ranch in rural Idaho, then you may not be as concerned about a riot moving down your street, however the violent attempt to take away our freedom by these anarchists should be of serious concern to everyone. Read More

07.23.20- The Evils of Government Statistics
Brian Maher

The official unemployment rate is 11%. Yet we remind you:

The unemployment rate is but a statistic. And statistics are the damndest of all damnable lies.

Thus we wonder… What is the truthful unemployment rate?

Today we peer within official numbers, behind official numbers, beneath official numbers… in pursuit of a square answer. Read More

07.22.20- Hydroxychloroquine Should Be Available Over the Counter
John and Andy Schlafly

It is time to take the bull by the horns to conquer the Wuhan virus. Drastic action is necessary, like on December 8, 1941 after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.

President Trump should order immediate public access to hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) by making the medication available over-the-counter (OTC). Liberals have interfered with public access to this medication for COVID-19 through the old-fashioned route of requiring a prescription and then having a pharmacist fill or reject the prescription. Read More

07.21.20- Now We Have Proof Dr. Fauci Is Full of Crap and Can't Be Trusted
Matt Margolis

According to a recent poll, two-thirds of voters trust Dr. Anthony Fauci, not President Trump, when it comes to information on the coronavirus.

Well, if you think you can trust Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, you now have every reason to question his judgment. In an interview with PBS NewsHour, Dr. Fauci, the trusted expert, actually lauded New York’s response to the coronavirus. Read More

07.20.20- Dispatches from the War: Mr. Trump, deliver a knockout blow to the traitorous CDC
Jon Rappoport

“…against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”

Let’s get domestic.

I promise you, Mr. President, if you send a hundred FBI agents into the CDC and remove millions of their files as evidence, you’ll discover this federal agency is entirely corrupt, and has been for decades.

While the Department of Justice prepares indictments, make a public declaration that your administration will ignore all their COVID case numbers and recommendations. They’re criminal liars. That’s their whole game. Read More

07.19.20- In America 2020, Truth is Being “Canceled
Steven Yates

Truth itself, not just history, is being “canceled” in America. It’s become a cliché that we live in a post-truth world. The situation is actually worse. We now live in a world in which truth and lies are almost perfectly inverted, so that lies pass for truth, while truth is denounced or mocked in a fashion that would have shocked even Orwell. Read More

07.17.20- The Social Justice Cult Really Hates Parler - Here's Why...
Brandon Smith

I have never been a fan of social media platforms, primarily because I realize most of them are operated by leftists and globalists with an antagonistic agenda. The idea of spending all the time and resources needed to build a following on these websites only to then have that work used against you as leverage to silence your viewpoints is not appealing. The more effort you put into sites like Twitter, the more dependent you become on it to get your message out, and the more dependent you become the more power the people at at these companies hold over you. Read More

07.16.20- Why The Civil War Wasn’t About Slavery
Dr. Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr.

From the 1870s to the late 1950s, there was an unofficial truce between the North and South. Each side recognized and saluted the courage of the other; it was conceded that the North fought to preserve the Union and because Old Glory had been fired on, and the Southerner fought for liberty and to defend his home; the two great heroes of the war were Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee; and the South admitted that slavery was wrong but never conceded that it was cruel. Read More

07.15.20- What is the real purpose
of the Lockdowns?

Renée Parsons

From masks to lockdowns to “social distancing”, do these anti-Covid measures serve another purpose?

If given the choice between maintaining a toxic world of fear, pollution and violence controlled by the State or a society of prosperity and compassion based on individual rights, there is little doubt that the majority of Americans would want the old paradigm of synthetic events to take a hike; except that choice has been distorted under the guise of what the World Health Organization has mislabeled the most deadly virus in history. Read More

07.14.20- Pandemic Compresses Brick & Mortar Meltdown: Brooks Brothers Files for Bankruptcy, Ascena (Ann Taylor, etc.) Prepares to File, Tailored Brands (Men’s Wearhouse, etc.) Not Far Behind
Wolf Richter

A dozen major brands, thousands of stores, after years of struggling. Work-from-home is annihilating casual and formal office attire. Read More

07.13.20- How You Can Prepare
for America’s Decline

Dan Denning

Last weekend was the 244th anniversary of the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. At this point, you have to wonder if America’s 244th birthday might be its last.

As Bill pointed out recently in his Diary, the good times in America probably peaked in the middle of the 20th century. How fast will the decline be? (More on how to prepare for that shortly.) Read More

07.11.20- Economic Cannibalism: What Millennials Don’t Know Will Hurt Everyone
Judith Acosta

As a conservative social worker, I stand out like a tar pit in a snowstorm. My family leans to the left like a genetic tower of Pisa and I live in a state that is heavily dependent on federal jobs. How this has happened is beyond me, but there it is. I’m surrounded. And baffled by what I hear. Read More

07.10.20- Armed Militias: Severe Madness - Markets Aren't Ready!
Lior Gantz

We believe that most market participants have just not realized HOW PROBLEMATIC the current situation really is. The global economy will prevail and resume growing and creating wealth, but that’s like saying that a climber will reach the summit of Mount Everest since he’s capable of doing so, even though he PRESENTLY has a BROKEN LEG and a cast on it. Read More

07.09.20- My Investigation of COVID-19
Jon Rappoport

This is one of those investigations in which you ask yourself, IS THE PHENOMENON, AS DESCRIBED, REAL? That’s where I started. At this point, I’ve written well over 150 articles about COVID-19.

And of course, the phenomenon is not real. Read More

07.08.20- "Pragmatism Is Out The Window, The Days Of Madness Are Upon Us"
Bill Blain

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get..”

I used to think the “believe 6 impossible things before breakfast” line from Alice Through the Looking Glass was one of the funniest things ever written. Until this year.. I’ve come to understand it’s a statement of simple fact for this corona-addled age. I really can’t believe just how confused, conflicted, unfocused and distracted the various threads of society are becoming. Read More

07.07.20- Bye Bye American Pie
James Howard Kunstler

Way back in the 1950s, the popular euphemism to describe black children struggling in poverty was “underprivileged.” The elegant trope guided the nascent social services industry that reached full flower a few years later in Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty — a cause as lost, it turns out, as the War in Vietnam. The wonder is that it took seventy years for the race-and-gender faculty to come up with the corollary notion that white folks must be excessively privileged, and must be punished for their broken promise to bestow more privilege upon those lacking it. Read More

07.06.20- Hyperinflation: Absolutely EVERYTHING You Need To Know!
Lorimer Wilson

To wind up with true hyperinflation, some very bad things have to happen. The government has to completely lose control and the populace has to completely lose faith in the system – or both at the same time. Will the U.S. go down that path? Let’s review the situation. @A Financial Site For Sore Eyes & Inquisitive Minds. Read More

07.04.20- Trading and Investing America’s second Civil War
Global Intel Hub

A second civil war is brewing in America and by some accounts has already started.  Regardless of your opinion and proclivities you can't deny that things are going to get more chaotic before they become more stable.  War is always a volatile situation but we have extensive experience trading through wars.  This is an intelligence brief for traders and investors it is not meant to be a comprehensive guide or a particular recommendation. Read More

07.03.20- Investors Feel Bulletproof Again
Dan Amoss

Investors are ignoring the worst economic and earnings data since 2008. They’ve piled into risky assets in the hope that conditions will soon be back to normal.

But as much as we all hope for restoration to pre-coronavirus economic conditions, there are many reasons why the environment for stocks won’t be back to normal for much of 2020. Read More

07.02.20- Storm Warning
James Howard Kunstler

The USA has gone so crazy in these months of the coronavirus freak-out that an orgy of looting, arson, and murder, on top of epic job loss and business failure, propelled the stock markets up-up-and-away back to near-record highs.

Makes sense, right?

The market came down a bit towards the end of the week, but don’t worry. The Fed will make another announcement that it’s going to do something or other and presto, the market will be off to the races again. Read More

07.01.20- Trump's Next Move Could Mean EVERYTHING!
Robert David Steele

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06.30.20- Surrounded by Government Failure, Why Do People Still Believe?
Veronique de Rugy

I am always amazed by the faith that people have in government. Scour the newspaper any day of the week and you will read stories detailing the many failures of the federal, state, and local governments or agencies, and of their stupendous ability to commit the same mistakes over and over again. Yet these agencies are the one that people turn to in times of troubles or needs.

Astonishing. Read More

06.29.20- The Four Steps to an Unstable and Corrupt America
Bill Bonner

Week 15 of the Quarantine

SALTA, ARGENTINA – We drove up to the capital city to take care of business. Argentina has the toughest lockdown in the world. Regular airline travel to Europe or America, for example, is not expected to resume until September.

But there are no cases of the virus in Salta. So it has been allowed to return to normal… almost. Read More

06.27.20- How Surging Bank Deposits May Collapse US Dollar
Peter Reagan

In another episode of “Strange 2020,” banks have become flush with deposits. But not in the way you might expect.

According to CNBC, “A record $2 trillion surge in cash has hit the deposit accounts of U.S. banks since the coronavirus first struck the U.S. in January.”

In one month, deposits grew by $865 billion, which beat the record for an entire year.  Read More

06.26.20- 2020 Economic Predictions: This Series of Unfortunate Events Guarantees the Epocalypse
David Haggith

Look at the plethora of problems in my list of 2020 economic predictions, which are so severe and so likely to get even worse that it’s more difficult to imagine they won’t get worse than to believe they will. Some are so bad that just a few of them would plunge us into an abyss of social and financial catastrophes.

Here are my economic predictions for the remainder of 2020

This list of economic predictions is not hard to come up with. It is, however, the fact that it is so easy to predict these things this year that makes this year’s list so important. Read More

06.25.20- Five places that should boom from the coming Covid migration
Simon Black

Today’s the day.

Across the Land of the Free, and much of the world, local governments are finally starting to allow businesses to re-open and employees to come back to the office.

Offices in New York City opened this morning for the first time in months, after Comrade Mayor Bill de Blasio’s politburo finally approved the policy. Read More

06.24.20- Life is getting harder for debt collectors, and that is bad news for borrowers
Walter E. Block

According to Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, help for beleaguered debtors is in the offing. The new rules would limit the number of calls that can be made to debtors by collectors.

The collectors would be required to furnish the debtors with their options, ability to dispute claims made against them, provide more information to them, etc. Read More

06.23.20- I, Who Hates Shorting, Just Shorted the Entire Stock Market. Here’s Why
Wolf Richter

I’m sharing this trade for your future entertainment so you can hail me as the obliterating moron that infamously shorted the greatest rally floating weightlessly ever higher above the worst economic and corporate crisis imaginable.

I hate shorting. The risk-reward relationship is out of whack. It feels crappy. I lost a ton of money shorting the worst highfliers a little too early in late 1999. It’s just nuts to short this market that is even crazier than in late 1999. But this morning, I shared in a comment in our illustrious comment section that I’d just shorted the SPDR S&P 500 ETF [SPY]. My time frame is several months. Read More

06.22.20- Crimes Against Common Sense
Diane Dimond

What the hell is going on in this country? When did we, the majority, stop speaking up for ourselves? Crimes against common sense seem to happen every week, yet most of us stay silent.

Or is it that the media only highlights those who scream the loudest, leaving the impression that what they demand must be implemented? Read More

06.20.20- Fake News Is Manipulating the Markets
Teeka Tiwari

Fake news… It’s everywhere. But it’s not a new story…

As a young stockbroker, I read how the great speculators of the early 1900s would float negative stories. They’d crash shares so they could cash in on short positions.

Others would whisper bullish stories into the ears of clueless newsmen so they could dump overpriced shares onto the public.

From Jay Gould to Jesse Livermore, Wall Street’s history is littered with moneymen playing the media for personal profit. Given there were no rules governing stock trading back then, it was easy for them to move stock prices. Read More

06.19.20- Black Lives Matter is a Modern Totalitarian Revolution
Douglas V. Gibbs

If we allow the Black Lives Matter movement to become America’s Bolshevik Revolution, we will lose our liberty, and many of us will likely lose our lives, as well, for daring to question them. This was never about racism. It has been about power…

Classic totalitarian regimes share a number of common characteristics. The rise of these regimes began with a cultural revolution, aimed at angering the citizens against the current system.  Read More

06.18.20- Meanwhile, Back In The Real World...
Bill Blain

Yet, the bottom line is the virus will pass. The global economy, led by the US, has bounced off the bottom of the COVID shock, and is now posting gains off the lows. The numbers will probably confirm the economic nadir was sometime in April. Is it now Recovery? Not yet. Normalisation? No. 

Recovery is the wrong word. After 3 months of lockdown, consumers are out in force, industrial production is rising, activity is increasing. It feels like the first glimmers of spring have arrived. Problem is… we’re nearly half-way through the year! A lot has been missed and lost forever. Consumption and production are rising – but are nowhere near where they would be if things were normal. Growth remains fettered by the ongoing virus hurdles.  Read More

06.17.20- Wall Street Greed Will Make This Asset Skyrocket
Teeka Tiwari

For years, I’ve been telling my readers there’s a new narrative emerging on Wall Street.

This story is still being written… and it won’t be finished overnight. But it’s unfolding in front of your very eyes.

Back in January 2019, I said it would be the year of Wall Street greed. This was right on the heels of the brutal 2018 Crypto Winter.

Here’s what I wrote back then…Read More

06.16.20- NPR: “Mounting Evidence” Suggests COVID Not As Deadly as Thought. Did the Experts Fail Again?
Stephanie Landsman

The 'experts' may have subjected us to a blunder greater than any since the Iraq War.

In April 2005, Charles Duelfer, the CIA’s top weapons inspector in Iraq, admitted in the CIA’s final report that after an extensive search, no weapons of mass destruction could be found. Read More

06.15.20- Second Amendment now ACTIVATED: Defend your history, your cities and your nation… Patriot groups plan July 4th “retake” of downtown Seattle
Mike Adams

The Second Amendment, America’s natural immune system against tyranny and terrorism, is now activated.

The rise of Black Lives Matter terrorism and their seizing of downtown Seattle through the use of violence, demands a law-and-order response. But the feckless Mayor of Seattle kowtows to the terrorists, and the Governor of Washington is a Soros-controlled left-wing puppet who relishes in the idea of America being destroyed. Read More

06.13.20- We Don't Need No Stinking Vaccine For COVID-19
Tyler Durden

A Glaring Omission

With the 24/7 media circus coverage of Covid-19 I find it particularly interesting that there is an obvious glaring omission of some extremely important facts relative to dealing with a virus, especially one that is allegedly so virulent like this one. Yes, I read all about the critical need to shelter in place, stay inside away from other people, wash your hands constantly, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, wear your face mask and by all means observe social distancing if you MUST venture outside for food! Read More

06.12.20- Unstoppable: The Greatest Depression and the Reverse Wealth Effect
Charles Hugh Smith

We are entering The Greatest Depression because there is no exit.

I'll try to summarize all this as simply as possible:

1. The global economy's cost structure has been fatally distorted by central bank policies of inflating asset bubbles and reducing interest rates to near-zero.

2. Earnings from labor have stagnated or eroded since the era of globalization / financialization took off around 2000. Read More

06.11.20- Rent Strikes, the Erosion of Property Rights, and What Comes Next
Doug Casey

International Man: In recent months, “rent strikes” have emerged in many cities. There has also been an increasing number of politicians suggesting they’ll pass laws to force landlords to “cancel rent.”

What is your take on this?

Doug Casey: Property rights are basic to human rights. In fact, it doesn’t make any sense to talk about human rights unless you talk about property rights. Read More

06.10.20- May 2020 Jobs Report Highlights Disconnect Between Wall Street, Main Street
Bill Bonner

Week 13 of the Quarantine

SAN MARTIN, ARGENTINA – It was like waking up from a bad dream. As if the last 90 days had never happened…

…No COVID-19… no lockdown… no 20 million job losses… no market crash… no $3 trillion in new money-printing… no $4 trillion budget deficit… Read More

06.09.20- Just Like That, Gun Control Support and COVID-19 Died This Week
Clarice Feldman

After watching hundreds (including Michigan Governor Whitmer and other political figures who placed the rest of us in lockdowns) marching, screaming shouting -- without social distancing and often without masks -- it’s going to be hard to persuade us that even normal social contact will infect us and those around us with COVID-19. After watching the police hamstrung by these same politicians as their cities were looted and burned and they and civilians were severely injured and killed, gun sales are soaring. Read More

06.08.20- The Systemic Collapse Of The US Society Has Begun
The Saker

I have lived in the United States for a total of 24 years and I have witnessed many crises over this long period, butwhat is taking place today is truly unique and much more serious than any previous crisis I can recall.

And to explain my point, I would like to begin by saying what I believe the riots we are seeing taking place in hundreds of US cities are not about. They are not about: Read More

06.06.20- Crime Is Crime
Robert Gore

You can fool most of the people most of the time, but you can’t fool reality any of the time.

The reigning chaos reflects perfectly what passes for thought in millions of minds. Minds that have been taught that reality is whatever one believes it to be. That reason is a superstition and is inferior to random feelings and emotions. That observation, hypotheses, experimentation, discovery, and science itself are akin to voodoo rituals. That consumption precedes production and is morally superior to it. That anyone’s work, income and wealth are subject to anyone else’s proclaimed need. That actions have no consequences. Read More

06.05.20- My Stream of Consciousness Thoughts About What’s Going On
Ray Dalio

With racial prejudice, protests and riots arising from the murder of George Floyd, and attempts to maintain law and order grabbing headlines, I was asked, and feel a compelling need, to share my thoughts about what’s going on. So I will do that. However, at this time there are too many thoughts running through my mind for me to express adequately, so I beg your indulgence as I share them with you in a stream of consciousness way. Read More

06.04.20- Fiddling While America Burns
Donald Jeffries

Thus far, 2020 has been a sci-fi dystopian nightmare. Six months ago, how many people would have believed the images of human beings wearing masks everywhere, while carefully keeping six feet apart from each other? Who could have imagined something like “social distancing?”

But within the last week, the COVID-19 production has been replaced by nationwide riots, ignited by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin grinding his knee into the neck of an alleged forger, George Floyd, long enough to kill him. Read More

06.03.20- That Change You Requested…?
James Howard Kunstler

All the previous incidents of white cops killing blacks were just too ambiguous to seal the deal. Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (a murky business); Tamir Rice in Cleveland (waving the BB gun that looked like a .45 automatic); Trayvon Martin (his killer George Zimmerman was not a cop and was not “white”); Eric Garner, Staten Island (black policewoman sergeant on the scene didn’t stop it); Philandro Castile, Minneapolis, (the cop was Hispanic and the vic had a gun). Even the recent February killing of jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, had some sketchy elements (did Arbery try to seize the shotgun?) — YouTube has scrubbed the video (?) — and then it took months for the two white suspects (not cops) to be arrested. Read More

06.02.20- Do Conservatives Really Believe that an Unconstitutional Law Is No Law?
Laurence M. Vance

I see that all manner of conservatives are saying in response to the draconian lockdowns across the country that an unconstitutional law is no law. They are praising district attorneys, sheriffs, and local police for saying that they won’t enforce the decrees of state governors. Some conservatives are advocating rebellion and civil disobedience. Their focus, of course, is mainly on states with Democratic governors. But it is typical of conservatives not to criticize Republicans too much. Read More

06.01.20- Ecuadorian President: World Leaders Asvised to Take Hydroxychloroquine
Joseph P. Farrell

I know, I know, we’re all tired of hearing about the story no one wants to talk about. We’re tired of the social engineering of the manipulated memes of “wear a mask” and “social distancing,” and of dirty doctors connected to the Baal and Malicious Gates Foundation trying to set policy for how, when, and under what circumstances churches may open and worship. I have a couple of words for said people: anathema fiat (and I mean that). Read More

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