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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