Web Research Links for the Week of 6/22/20

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My 3-Step Process for negotiating the difficult times ahead (as sent to a friend): 1) Help those who are willing to look at the truth to wake up to the agenda of control. 2) Take the needed actions to restore non-hierarchical organization to human systems. 3) Educate all of humanity to their own creativity and power, and prevent anyone from suppressing that again, as long as we can do this in peaceful and ethical ways. – Caveat: Non-hierarchical systems cannot be restored by asking the Hierarchs / Rulers to do this for us.

Resisting the New World Order and Disinformation – News You May Not Have Heard Yet – by Brian Shilhavy – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/resisting-the-new-world-order-and-disinformation-news-you-may-not-have-heard-yet/ – “The world is unraveling very fast before our very eyes. If you are someone who still believes that everything that has been happening has been unfortunate circumstances beyond our control, stop right here and read no further… Almost everything we are seeing today is being played out like a well-written script, with a master plan being put into place for a New World Order. I will provide some links at the end of this article for evidence of this, articles on the New World Order that we have published during the past couple of months… For those who are not being spoon-fed the propaganda being passed off as “news” in the corporate “mainstream” media, and instead are making great efforts to learn the truth by monitoring the alternative media, I want to present some news here that you may have missed during the past 7-10 days, as even I cannot report on this stuff fast enough to stay current.”

Minneapolis Council Members Who Voted To Dismantle Police Caught Hiring Private Security On Taxpayer Dime – by Erin Flockhart – https://newspushed.com/minneapolis-council-members-who-voted-to-dismantle-police-caught-hiring-private-security-on-taxpayer-dime/ – “The city has spent $63,000 over the last 3 weeks to provide security for Andrea Jenkins of Ward 8, Phillipe Cunningham of Ward 4, and Alondra Cano of Ward 9, FOX 9 reported on Friday… The security detail, which is being provided by two firms, Aegis and BelCom, cost $4,500 a day… The three city council members say they that have been receiving threats after George Floyd died on Memorial Day once a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes despite his pleas for air… “I don’t feel comfortable publicly discussing the death threats against me or the level of security I currently have protecting me from those threats,” Cunningham told local news outlets, also explaining that this is a temporary situation.”

How We Arrived At The Globalist Calls For A “Great Reset” – by Steven Guinness – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/how-we-arrived-globalist-calls-great-reset – “Looking back, 2015 was a highly significant year that saw global planners state quite openly their ambitions for a New World Order to be implemented over the next decade and a half… First came the unveiling of the  United Nation’s derived Agenda 2030 in September, and with it seventeen main objectives known as the Sustainable Development Goals. Agenda 2030 was adopted by the 193 members of the UN, with adoption coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the institution’s existence… Chief amongst the seventeen goals were to end poverty by 2030 and for there to be zero hunger. Action on climate change was also needed, as was the creation of sustainable cities and communities and good health and wellbeing (which the UN directly associate with vaccinating families)… Agenda 2030 replaced the Millennium Development Goals, which were introduced in 2000 and encompassed a series of targets to be completed by 2015. According to the UN, ‘enormous progress‘ had been made ‘but more needs to be done‘… ‘If they’re going to be met we’re going to have to see huge amounts of money. We’re going to have see governments behaving in a completely different way. We’re going to have to see companies totally changing their business practices. It can be done, but the real question is whether we want to do it enough.’ – Comment: “What you mean “we,” white man?” -Tonto to the Lone Ranger (apocryphal)

David Stockman On What Could Happen If The Fed Loses Control – interview by International Man – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/david-stockman-what-could-happen-if-fed-loses-control – “Here’s an eye-opener to put this madness in perspective. Annual federal outlays posted at $3.896 trillion in 2014 and were the product of 225 years of relentless expansion by the Leviathan on the Potomac… But it now appears quite certain that the annual deficit in FY 2020 will actually be larger than the total spending level that took more than two centuries to achieve… That’s right. Owing to the mushrooming coast-to-coast soup lines hastily erected by Washington in response to the collapse of jobs, incomes and business cash flows brought on by Lockdown Nation and the evaporation of tax revenues, Uncle Sam will borrow more this year than the total spending just six years ago… Stated differently, back in the day, we struggled to keep total federal spending during 1981 under $700 billion. By contrast, the Donald has borrowed nearly 4X that in the last 90 days!”

The unthinkable has happened: DCFS removes child from home because the parent had covid-19 – by Lance D Johnson – https://www.newstarget.com/2020-06-25-dcfs-removes-child-from-home-because-parent-had-covid-19.html – “The LA County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) successfully convinced a judge to remove a child from a home because his parent tested positive for covid-19. Is this the “new normal?”.. Los Angeles attorney Christopher Arash took to social media with the news: ‘Today in dependency court madness, LA County Dept. of Children and Family Services (DCFS) recommended that the court remove my client’s child from their physical custody after the parent tested positive for COVID-19. This is a non-offending parent. The judge ruled in favor of DCFS and detained.’.. ‘Let that sink in . . . DCFS is asking for children to [be] removed from their parents’ custody due to COVID-19 despite the parent making the appropriate arrangements for their child.’ The family is currently filing an appeal, a writ of habeas corpus to have their child returned. There are reports of other attorneys in the Los Angeles area facing similar challenges.”

Residents And Businesses Sue Seattle For Allowing Autonomous Zone – by Sandy Malone – https://bluelivesmatter.blue/residents-and-businesses-sue-seattle-for-allowing-autonomous-zone/ – “A group of 18 residents, businesses, and property owners fed up with the chaos in their neighborhood have filed a lawsuit against the city of Seattle for allowing the illegal occupation of the area around the police department’s East Precinct to continue without interference… The plaintiffs in the lawsuit complained that city officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their own properties by allowing the Capital Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP), formerly known as the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), to continue unabated, KING reported… In the suit, the plaintiffs’ attorneys made it clear their clients didn’t oppose the Black Lives Matter message or cause…”

Black Lives Matter Leader: If America ‘Doesn’t Give Us What We Want, We Will Burn Down this System’ – by Joshua Caplan – https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/06/24/black-lives-matter-leader-if-america-doesnt-give-us-what-we-want-we-will-burn-down-this-system/ – “Appearing Wednesday on the Fox News Channel’s The Story with  host Martha MacCallum, Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome warned that if the United States ‘doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it.’.. A partial transcript is as follows:…”

Can We Trust An FDA Approved, DARPA Funded, Under-the-Skin Biosensor to Detect Signs of Illness? – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/06/can-we-trust-an-fda-approved-darpa-funded-under-the-skin-biosensor-to-detect-illness.html – “The Defense Department is helping to fund a new study to determine whether an under-the-skin biosensor can help trackers keep up — by detecting flu-like infections even before their symptoms begin to show. Its maker, Profusa, says the sensor is on track to try for FDA approval by early next year… The sensor has two parts. One is a 3mm string of hydrogel, a material whose network of polymer chains is used in some contact lenses and other implants. Inserted under the skin with a syringe, the string includes a specially engineered molecule that sends a fluorescent signal outside of the body when the body begins to fight an infection. The other part is an electronic component attached to the skin. It sends light through the skin, detects the fluorescent signal and generates another signal that the wearer can send to a doctor, website, etc. It’s like a blood lab on the skin that can pick up the body’s response to illness before the presence of other symptoms, like coughing.”

FDA Criticized as COVID Tests Still not Accurate, But U.S. Starts Second Lockdown Anyway – by Brian Shilhavy – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/fda-criticized-as-covid-tests-still-not-accurate-but-u-s-starts-second-lockdown-anyway/ – “In reviewing the list of In Vitro Diagnostics products on the FDA website that have received Emergency Use Authorizations, the FDA is contradicting its own claim and is authorizing the use of diagnostics tests that produce false results… There is a very easy way to confirm this statement, if you know where to look… From the list of In Vitro Diagnostic products that have received a EUA, select any manufacturer. Go to that manufacturer’s website. Select the test from the products listing… Look for the “package insert”. The package insert explains everything you need to know about the test, including its intended use, performance and interpretation of results… Using the ROCHE cobas® SARS-CoV-2 test from the list, go to the  Roche website and read the emergency use statement: ‘Results are for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA that are detectable in nasal, nasopharyngeal, and oropharyngeal swab samples during infection… Positive results are indicative of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA; clinical correlation with patient history and other diagnostic information is necessary to determine patient infection status. Positive results do not rule out bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses.’

The ‘Can’ To Be Kicked-Down-The-Road Is Just Too Damn Big – by Egon von Greyerz – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/can-be-kicked-down-road-just-too-damn-big – “If you want to understand the future, don’t spend your life preparing and constantly revising an Excel sheet with masses of economic data. Collective human behaviour is extremely predictable. But not by spreadsheet analysis but by studying history… HISTORY IS A BETTER FORECASTER THAN ECONOMISTS – There just is nothing new under the sun. So why is there so much time and money wasted around the world to make economic forecasts that are no better than a random job by a few chimps?.. Instead, give some lateral thinkers a few history books and let them study the rise and decline of the major empires in history. That will tell them more about long term economic forecasts than any spreadsheet… After a 50 year decline of the US economy and the dollar, we still hear about the V-shaped recovery being imminent… On what planet do these people live who believe that a world on the cusp of an economic and social collapse is going to see a miraculous recovery out of the blue.”

Oregon County Exempts Non-White People From Mandatory Face Mask Order – by Katherine Fung –  https://www.newsweek.com/oregon-county-exempts-non-white-people-mandatory-face-mask-order-1512895 – “Lincoln County in Oregon has exempted non-white residents from a new order mandating mask-wearing in public in an attempt to counter racial profiling… Last week, health officials declared face coverings would be required in public settings where individuals may come within six feet of someone outside their household after the county saw a spike in coronavirus cases… On Tuesday, the county said “people of color who have heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment due to wearing face coverings in public” will be exempt from the order.”

Julian Assange Charged In Superseding Indictment By DOJ – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/julian-assange-charged-superseding-indictment-doj – “A federal grand jury returned a second superseding indictment today charging WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with offenses that relate to Assange’s alleged role in “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States”, according to a DOJ statement… The new indictment does not add additional counts to the prior 18-count superseding indictment returned against Assange in May 2019.  It does, however, broaden the scope of the conspiracy surrounding alleged computer intrusions with which Assange was previously charged… According to the charging document, Assange and others at WikiLeaks recruited and agreed with hackers to commit computer intrusions to benefit WikiLeaks.”

Defund The Thought Police – by Charles Lipson – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/defund-thought-police – “Due process is not the strong suit of mobs. Neither is nuance, open discussion, or disagreement. These inherent defects should be painfully obvious as mobs pull down statues, seize sections of cities, and demand the public approach them on bended knee, literally. Anyone who dares push back, perhaps with a mild tweet saying “All lives matter,” faces  immediate censure. If the mob is successful, any offenders will lose their jobs. Feckless employers are all too eager to appease the mob and hope it turns on another target… In this perilous environment, the most frenzied voices do more than dominate the public square. They monopolize it by silencing dissent. They have received full-throated support from the tech giants that control electronic discussion and the media giants determined to shape the narrative rather than report the news. Twitter and NBC are the poster children for this assault on free and open discussion. Their suppression in the name of “social justice” betrays the idea, best articulated in John Stuart Mill’s “On Liberty,” that competing, divergent views lead to greater understanding and better decisions.”

On V-Day, Russia Vows To Prevent US-Led ‘Regime Change’ In Venezuela – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/v-day-russia-vows-prevent-us-led-regime-change-venezuela – “On Wednesday Russian  Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov used the occasion of Moscow’s 75th anniversary V-Day parade commemorating the end of WWII to warn Washington against pushing regime change in Venezuela…Among other foreign dignitaries, Caracas’ top diplomat Jorge Arreaza was in Moscow for the events. Lavrov issued public statements of solidarity expressing support to the socialist country, calling it ‘a mainstay for countering the attempts to draw the region back into the 19th century and to impose the Monroe Doctrine.’.. ‘We strongly support your commitment to combating foreign diktat and any attempts at blatant interference in the domestic affairs of a sovereign state, opposing any attempts at a forced regime change,’ Lavrov said, as reported in Newsweek.”

Did Obama/Biden Lie? Strzok’s Newly Discovered FBI Notes Reignite “Obamagate” – by John Solomon – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/did-obamabiden-lie-strzoks-newly-discovered-fbi-notes-reignite-obamagate – “Investigators will need to secure testimony from Strzok, fired two years ago from the FBI, to be certain of the exact meaning and intent of his one paragraph of notes, which were made public in court on Wednesday… But they appear to illuminate an extraordinary high-level effort by outgoing Obama-era officials during the first weekend of January to find a way to sustain a counterintelligence investigation of Flynn in the absence of any evidence of wrongdoing… The Justice Department says the notes were written between Jan. 3-5, 2017, the very weekend the FBI agent who had investigated Flynn’s ties to Russia for five months recommended the case be closed because there was “no derogatory” evidence that he committed a crime or posed a counterintelligence threat. FBI supervisors overruled the agent’s recommendation… Strzok’s notes appear to quote then-FBI Director James Comey as suggesting that Flynn’s intercepted calls with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak “appear  legit,” bolstering other recently disclosed evidence showing the bureau saw nothing wrong with Flynn’s behavior.”

This Way Lies Madness: The Summer of Hate Meets the Age of Intolerance – by John W. Whitehead – https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/this_way_lies_madness_the_summer_of_hate_meets_the_age_of_intolerance – “Marches, protests, boycotts, sit-ins: these are nonviolent tactics that work… Looting, vandalism, the destruction of public property, intimidation tactics aimed at eliminating anything that might cause offense to the establishment: these tactics of mobs and bullies may work in the short term, but they will only give rise to greater injustices in the long term… What started as a movement to denounce police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of killer cops has become a free-for-all campaign to rid the country of any monument, literal or figurative, to anyone who may have at any time in history expressed a racist thought, exhibited racist behavior, or existed within a racist society… The police state has got us exactly where it wants us: distracted, distraught and divided… While protesters topple statues of men with racist pasts who are long dead, unarmed Americans continue to be killed by militarized police trained to shoot first and ask questions later… And while politically correct censorship is attempting to sanitize the public sphere of words and images that denigrate minorities, it is not doing anything to rid hearts and minds of racism… Muzzling speech, censoring discourse, erasing history: that’s the worst possible antidote.”

Bayer Pays $10BN To Settle Thousands Of Monsanto Glyphosate Lawsuits – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/bayer-pays-10bn-settle-thousands-monsanto-glyphosate-lawsuits – “After decades of widespread use as company scientists played down research showing a definitive link between the product and growing rates of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Monsanto parent company Bayer has agreed to pay up to $10 billion to settle claims that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, causes cancer… Citing people familiar with the matter, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported that the company has agreed to settle tens of thousands of glyphosate-related lawsuits in the US for between $8 billion to $10 billion… Of that number, $2 billion is considered a “reserve” which can be used to settle future claims… The rest will be used to settle all of the lawsuits pending in the United States from users of the controversial weed killer, the number of active lawsuits against the Roundup purveyor recently numbered more than 50k… Talks for an out of court settlement have been ongoing since last summer.”

Expectations vs. Reality of Globalization – Time to Reflect in Hard Times – by Henry Kamens – https://journal-neo.org/2020/06/24/expectations-vs-reality-of-globalization-time-to-reflect-in-hard-times/ – “Some in the East claim they still remember what it means to lose freedom. But in the communist era, people looked outward for freedom, to the so-called West. Where can they look now?.. Many in the East, and in developing countries also remember hunger and food shortages. As such, they can see more clearly than Americans what is happening there at this time. They are no longer seduced by the American Dream, of the stories of rags to riches and of capitalism being the cure for everything. They see Americans discovering an East European reality they never used to know… Countries must be able to at least feed and clothe their citizens and provide for their basic needs without having to depend on others. You can call this isolationism if you don’t like it, or self-sufficiency if you do. I prefer to call it both, as the semantic distinction does not matter. It is a matter of survival, and as the adage goes, ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket.’.. But none of this is what we were all promised when we thought capitalism was the best alternative. People brought up under other systems turned against those because they didn’t work either, even when they were as intellectually convincing as Marxism.”

Burundian President Nkurunziza Dies Suddenly after Expelling WHO for False Pandemic – by Joaquin Flores – https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/06/burundian-president-nkurunziza-dies-suddenly-after-expelling-who-for-false-pandemic/ – “President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza, 55, has died “following a cardiac arrest”. The sudden death comes as a surprise as he had been evaluated recently as being in good overall health… Less than a month ago, the Burundian government ordered the expulsion of experts from the World Organization of Health (WHO) responsible for ‘advising’ on the false pandemic COVID-19… The President and his Ministry of Foreign Affairs had declared that the WHO representatives would henceforth be ‘persona non grata’, that is not welcome on Burundian territory. For information, to date, and despite its courageous opposition to the WHO, Burundi officially declared only one COVID death.”

America’s Own Color Revolution – by F. William Engdahl – https://journal-neo.org/2020/06/16/america-s-own-color-revolution/ – “The protests since May 25 have often begun peacefully only to be taken over by well-trained violent actors. Two organizations have appeared regularly in connection with the violent protests—Black Lives Matter and Antifa (USA). Videos show well-equipped protesters dressed uniformly in black and masked (not for coronavirus to be sure), vandalizing police cars, burning police stations, smashing store windows with pipes or baseball bats. Use of Twitter and other social media to coordinate “hit-and-run” swarming strikes of protest mobs is evident… What has unfolded since the Minneapolis trigger event has been compared to the wave of primarily black ghetto protest riots in 1968. I lived through those events in 1968 and what is unfolding today is far different. It is better likened to the Yugoslav color revolution that toppled Milosevic in 2000… In the Serb Otpor! destabilization of 2000, the NED and US Ambassador Richard Miles in Belgrade selected and trained a group of several dozen students, led by Srđa Popović, using the handbook, From Dictatorship to Democracy, translated  to Serbian, of the late Gene Sharp and his Albert Einstein Institution. In a post mortem on the Serb events, the Washington Post wrote, ‘US-funded consultants played a crucial role behind the scenes in virtually every facet of the anti-drive, running tracking polls, training thousands of opposition activists and helping to organize a vitally important parallel vote count. US taxpayers paid for 5,000 cans of spray paint used by student activists to scrawl anti-Milošević graffiti on walls across Serbia.’ ”

EMPTY COFFINS – EMPTY HOSPITAL – Brazilian MPs Expose Biggest Covid-19 Hoax Known to Date (w/Video)- by Joaquin Flores – https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/06/empty-coffins-empty-hospital-brazilian-mps-expose-biggest-covid-19-hoax-known-to-date/ – “Members of the Brazilian parliament decided to confirm suspicions and break into a hospital that claimed to have 5,000 infected & 200 deaths from COVID-19, and found that the hospital had grossly over-represented the cases and its claims. There was in fact not a single person, they report, and the hospital was entirely empty and was obviously still under construction… Acting on a tip that something was going wrong at this hospital, five members of the Brazil parliament went to hospitals under encouragement by president Bolsonaro to break in & check to see the number of patients there… The governor is apparently defrauding the state and the nation along with the citizen taxpayers, and lying about the stats. This is possibly an embezzlement scheme to help bring down the country, and to push vaccines based upon inflated numbers of Covid related deaths.”

Rutherford Institute Warns Tech Giants: Attempts to Censor Unpopular Viewpoints Online Run Afoul of First Amendmenthttps://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/rutherford_institute_warns_tech_giants_attempts_to_censor_unpopular_viewpoints_online_run_afoul_of_first_amendment  – “Denouncing attempts by big tech companies and social media platforms to silence controversial, provocative and/or politically unpopular viewpoints, The Rutherford Institute has warned that any move to de-platform, shadowban, and demonetize users based on their viewpoints will subject private corporations working in conjunction with the U.S. government to the strictures of the First Amendment. In recent months, Google, Facebook, YouTube and other social media companies have taken steps to crack down on content that disputes accepted views on COVID-19; that could be considered “fake” news by establishment sources; or that could be perceived as promoting ‘hatred, intolerance, violence or discrimination.’ ”

US mulling phased annexation, starting with areas close to Jerusalem – reporthttps://www.timesofisrael.com/us-mulling-phased-annexation-starting-with-areas-close-to-jerusalem-report/ – Concerned about the collateral damage that could follow from allowing Israel to move ahead with its planned annexation of areas of the West Bank, Washington is reportedly considering backing the annexation of only of a handful of settlements close to Jerusalem… Officials in the Trump administration are set to hold a decisive meeting this week on whether to approve Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declared plan to start annexing the 132 West Bank settlements and the Jordan Valley — the 30 percent of the territory allocated to Israel under the administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan… Netanyahu has vowed to begin the process as early as July 1. However, US enthusiasm for such a move appeared to cool amid vociferous opposition from American allies in the Middle East.”

German officials threaten Naomi Seibt with prison for ‘denialism’https://clintel.org/german-officials-threaten-naomi-seibt-with-prison-for-denialism/ – “Though the two videos of which the Authority continues to complain would constitute a first offense – Naomi is only 19, after all, and cannot be expected to have known that free speech had been shut down in her part of Germany by an obscure and inspissate law – the Authority is trying to make her pay a fine of 1000 euros plus another 200 euros costs for each of the two videos: total 2400 euros. If she doesn’t pay, this is the threat these wretches have made: ‘If the enforcement of the penalty payment is unsuccessful, the competent administrative court may, upon application by the enforcement authorities, order first-time compulsory detention. The substitute compulsory detention is at least one day and at most two weeks.’.. You be the judges. Here’s the text of the first video the Authority wants to ban…”

The Governor’s Alarming Appellate Brief – by Kevin Kiley – https://blog.electkevinkiley.com/the-governors-alarming-appellate-brief/ – “If Gov. Newsom believes his Executive Order is lawful, he has a chance to make his case in the Superior Court on June 26. Yet instead, he’s filed a 39-page brief with a Court of Appeals making a meritless argument that he should get out of the restraining order on a procedural technicality… This sideshow, designed only for purposes of delay, is being conducted at untold public expense. Assemblyman Gallagher and I are representing ourselves at no cost to taxpayers, and we will soon be filling a formal Opposition Brief that identifies the legal problems with the Governor’s petition.”

US New Home Sales Plunge To 10 Year Low As Exodus From Cities Accelerates – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/us-new-home-sales-continue-plunge-exodus-cities-accelerates – “Despite record low mortgage rates, soaring mortgage applications, and a modest rebound in new home sales, existing home sales were expected to tumble further in May… April’s collapse was the largest since July 2010’s expiration of the first-time homebuyers credit, and May saw the plunge continue, falling 9.7% MoM (against expectations of a 5.6% MoM decline)… The median existing-home price for all housing types in May was $284,600, up 2.3% from May 2019 ($278,200), as prices increased in every region. May’s national price increase marks 99 straight months of year-over-year gains. But sales of $1mm-plus home crashed… ‘Although the real estate industry faced some very challenging circumstances over the last several months,  we’re seeing signs of improvement and growth, and I’m hopeful the worst is behind us,’ said NAR President Vince Malta, broker at Malta & Co., Inc., in San Francisco… ‘NAR, along with our partners and 1.4 million members, are already working to reignite America’s real estate industry, which will be a key driver in our nation’s economic recovery.’.. As Upton Sinclair is believed to have said – ‘It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!’ ”

Here Comes Yield Curve Control: The Fed Is About To Unleash A Mindblowing Stock Rally – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/here-comes-yield-curve-control-fed-about-unleash-staggering-stock-rally“It depends on the form and the price but broadly speaking it’s the green light to carry on with the QE trade — buy everything regardless of valuation,” Aberdeen’s James Athey told Bloomberg… Perhaps the only question is just how powerful the surge in stocks will be once YCC is unveiled: the answer may depend on how much of the curve ends up being “locked out.” Recall that two months ago Credit Suisse repo guru Zoltan Pozsar said that YCC would only be needed for maturities through 3 years. However, Societe Generale sees a case for focusing further out the curve, expecting that 5- and 7-year Treasuries may rally if the Fed looks to go beyond controlling just the front end… As if it wasn’t enough that the Fed is now buying corporate debt, the capping of interest rates would also help by ensuring corporate borrowers continue to benefit from attractive financing rates, further detaching their fundamentals from their securities. Lower yields in longer maturities would assist investment-grade companies, which tend to issue longer-dated debt than lower-rated borrowers. Meanwhile, junk borrowers would reap the rewards of the general boost to market sentiment… Regardless of the risks, the notion that central banks are approaching some sort of curve control is here to stay, as is yet another milestone in central banks’ takeover of the bond market, as YCC will further eliminate any information about future inflation the yield curve would otherwise convey, leaving precious metals such as gold the only true inflation hedge. Still, as Bloomberg concludes, the key lesson from the 2008 crisis was that policy makers need to intervene quickly, and investors now expect them to consider any weapon at their disposal.”

UPDATE: New Silver Supply Is Drying Up Faster Than Death Valley – by Jeff Clark – https://goldsilver.com/blog/update-new-silver-supply-is-drying-up-faster-than-death-valley/ – “The annual data for silver supply is in, and it shows that the structural decline in new supply for the silver market has strengthened. It is not temporary, and can’t be easily resolved or reversed… The main issue is the deterioration in mine production, although scrap sources are falling as well. This is important because much of the bullion you and I buy comes from newly-mined silver. Secondary sales (bullion products that have been previously bought and sold) will always have a place in the industry, but to be prepared for the kind of rush Mike Maloney  sees ahead, mine production will need to be healthy and rising. It is neither of those things, as you’ll see… According to CPM Group, global mine production fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2019. This was before Covid-19 struck and temporarily shuttered operations, so a further decline this year is already baked in the cake. Most estimates I’ve seen are for silver mine output to drop by at least 10% in 2020… Mine production from primary silver companies also fell last year, by 3.8%. It, too, is expected to drop by double digits this year… What’s going on? It’s largely the result of declining grades at existing projects, a lack of new discoveries, and very few new mines coming online… All this is occurring at a time when demand for physical investment products is growing. CPM says bullion demand will grow 16% this year. It was up 12% last year, and prices were mostly flat—imagine what happens to demand when silver flies past $20… then $30… then $40. And if silver hits a new all-time high above $50, something we fully expect to happen, it will make global headlines and draw investors in like the proverbial moth to a flame.”

Tucker: There are two versions of the law (10 min) – Important arguments from Carlson for standing firm in support of absolute equality under the law, and for working against current attempts to create a highly divisive and prejudiced revolutionary regime in America.

Covid-19 will accelerate march of the robots – Tech revolution threatens an unemployment crisis in China and developed world after gathering pace during pandemic – By Gordon Watts –  https://asiatimes.com/2020/06/covid-19-will-accelerate-march-of-the-robots/ – “Still, the pace of change will generate a different set of problems, including the specter of unemployment… ‘China has dealt with large-scale layoffs or economic downturns by creating a massive state-run construction force. But, now, the people that may lose their jobs to automation may be the educated, skilled class in cities like Shenzhen and Shanghai. What’s China’s plan for them?,’ Prakash, the author of The Age of Killer Robots, said… Yet this has generated a backlash from the Chinese public. A study released to the media by Spanish university IE showed a rise in “robophobia” during the coronavirus crisis…. Before the pandemic infected more than nine million people worldwide, only 27% supported limited automation in China. That number has more than doubled to 59%, with the Chinese just behind the French as the most hostile to automation… But concerns persist. In developed and developing economies, the fallout from the coronavirus catastrophe threatens to trigger economic pandemonium and ballooning unemployment across the globe… The urban jobless numbers in China have been on the rise since the start of the year. For the upper echelons of the ruling Communist Party, unemployment is a notoriously sensitive subject… ‘It’s no longer just about janitors or truck drivers or factory workers. Everyone could be on the chopping block because the pandemic has fundamentally changed how businesses operate. There are now huge geopolitical risks as automation takes off,’ he added… Possibly, a revolution against a revolution?”

United Nations sides with Antifa terrorists, setting stage for UN invasion of America when Antifa backlash begins – by Ethan Huff –  https://newstarget.com/2020-06-21-un-sides-antifa-invasion-america-backlash.html – “In a statement opposing President Trump’s recent designation of Antifa as a terrorist organization, the United Nations made a declaration that Antifa’s right to “peaceful assembly” is now under attack by the administration… A cohort of UN “experts” reportedly decided to post the flag of Antifa on the international body’s Twitter page along with a plea of ‘profound concern over a recent statement by the U.S. Attorney-General describing Antifa and other anti-fascist activists as domestic terrorists.’.. In the UN’s view, Antifa is just like any other protest group that gathers peacefully to air grievances. And President Trump is getting in the way of this peaceful expression of Antifa’s First Amendment rights by classifying violent and destructive behavior as terrorism… ‘International human rights law protects the right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly,’ says Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.”

Luongo: The US Is In Civil War (And Why Berman’s Firing Matters) – by Tom Luongo – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/black-new-black-color-revolutions – “The U.S. is in a Civil War. It began four years ago after Donald Trump’s election and has finally boiled over into open warfare here in 2020… From the moment the protests against the killing of George Floyd were hijacked into looting and rioting I worried about this turning into something far greater, something with a far higher purpose… Within a couple of days it was obvious the U.S. was now the subject of a color revolution of the same type and build up that occurred in places like Ukraine, Georgia, Egypt, Serbia and others… And it’s pretty clear the color for our revolution isn’t orange or brown or violet, it’s black… The questions I have are why this is happening now? The obvious answer is the full court press to deny Trump a second term. That’s a practically stated goal at this point… But I feel this is far deeper than that, and likely has to do with knowing that Trump has pieces in place post-Jeffrey Epstein raid/murder to upset the Deep State’s apple cart… And that brings me to why I’m interested in Hungary again.”

Nearly Half Of Americans Consider Selling Home As COVID Crushes Finances – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/nearly-half-americans-consider-selling-home-covid-crushes-finances – “New research  offers a glimpse into struggling households, discovers out of the 2,000 American homeowners polled, over half (52%) of respondents say they’re routinely worried about making future mortgage payments and nearly half (47%) considered selling their home because of the inability to service mortgage payments… The study, conducted by OnePoll and the National Association of Realtors, determined 81% of respondents had experienced unexpected financial stress due to the virus-induced recession. Over half (56%) reduced spending so they could service mortgage payments… In a separate report, more than 4 million homeowners are in mortgage forbearance plan – representing 7.54% of all mortgages, delinquencies are set to surpass the great recession, which peaked at 10%… Oxford Economics said 15% of homeowners would fall behind on their monthly mortgage payments in a ‘tidal wave’ of delinquencies, which was similar to the prediction by Moody’s chief economist, Mark Zandi, who said that as many as 30% of Americans with home loans – or around 15 million households, may stop paying if the US economy remains closed through the summer or beyond.”

It’s Official: 30% of Americans missed their housing payments in June – by Alicia Adamczyk – https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/16/30percent-of-americans-missed-their-housing-payments-in-june.html – “As the United States continues to face record unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic, 30% of Americans missed their housing payments in June, according to a survey by Apartment List, an online rental platform… That’s up from 24% who missed their payment just two months earlier in April and about on par with the 31% who missed payments in May.  Renters, younger and lower-income households and urban dwellers were the groups most likely to miss their housing payments, Apartment List found… At the same time that this “historically high” rate of Americans are missing their housing payments, eviction protections put in place at the beginning of Covid-19′s spread in the U.S. are beginning to expire. Additionally, the current 30 million unemployed Americans will lose the extra $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits at the end of July.”

Republican Voters In NJ Town Get Mailed Misprinted Ballots With Democratic Candidates Listed Instead – by Erin Flockhart – https://newspushed.com/republican-voters-in-nj-town-get-mailed-misprinted-ballots-with-democratic-candidates-listed-instead/ – “Many Republican voters in one New Jersey community got surprised after they opened their mail ballots for a July 7 primary… Their choices were all Democrats… Between 500 and 700 Republicans received the wrong ballots out of about 2,400 enrolled Republicans in Bernardsville, as reported by NJ.com… ‘The slate of candidates was all Democrat from Joe Biden down to dogcatcher, but on the upper right it clearly stated it was a Republican ballot and it had my name and correct information on the return envelope,’ said Karen Gardner, the chairwoman of the Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee… Usually, the Somerset County clerk’s office does the printing. But, after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered every voter to receive a ballot in the mail, the job was farmed out… ‘If we had had a greater lead time when we were sending out these ballots, we would have been able to do the ballot insertion in-house and this error would have been caught,’ Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter said.”

From the Official-Propaganda Desk: Venezuela’s rival presidents prepare to battle over gold in London vaults – by Angus Berwick and Mayela Armas, Reuters – https://www.kitco.com/news/2020-06-19/FEATURE-Venezuela-apos-s-rival-presidents-prepare-to-battle-over-gold-in-London-vaults.html – “In the vaults beneath the Bank of England, where foreign nations stash parts of their vast gold reserves, lie 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) of disputed gold bars. Two parties claim access to them… Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says they belong to his administration’s central bank. His rival, opposition leader Juan Guaido, who the British government recognizes as Venezuela’s rightful leader, say the bars are his to control. Next week, a British commercial court will begin deciding whose claim is just, after the Venezuelan central bank (BCV) sued the Bank of England to gain access… A decision is not expected until August or September, the judge wrote in a May 28 ruling. At stake is a sizeable chunk of the Maduro government’s dwindling overseas assets. Lawyers representing the BCV say much of the gold would be sold to fund Venezuela’s response to the coronavirus, which threatens to overwhelm a health system gutted by six years of economic crisis… The opposition, still led by Guaido almost a year and a half after he began a parallel presidency, hopes a favorable verdict could influence other countries to hand them control of more Venezuelan assets, including $5 billion of state funds frozen in foreign bank accounts. ‘Without a doubt recognition from the court would be a very important precedent,’ Guaido’s chief overseas legal representative, Jose Ignacio Hernandez, told Reuters. The Bank of England has declined to comment on the case.”

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