Web Research Links for the Week of 2/22/20

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Powell’s Plan Has A Blind Spot And It Means Market Violence – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/powells-plan-has-blind-spot-and-it-means-market-violence – “There is a logical blind spot in the Fed’s framework that will create forced selling of bonds even without changes to the Fed’s balance sheet or stated hiking plans. It stems from the notion that without a defined counteracting force to inflation, the risk/reward of holding bonds when growth is trending as it is now is so skewed towards selling that it’s likely to create severe spikes in yields until some equilibrium is reached, likely through yield-curve control… The central bank has told us they’re not going to fight inflation until it runs at their target for some undefined period of time. So policymakers have unprecedented free reign to throw everything they can at the economy to get it going. That means that if there is some theoretical way to generate upward price pressure greater than the deflationary forces of demographics and technology, we are going to find it. You don’t have to have some strong view on the economy to see this. It’s a Murphy’s Law-type principle that over a long enough time horizon, if it’s possible, it will happen.”

Von Greyerz: Sisyphean Printing Will Kill The Dollar & Bonds – by Egon von Greyerz – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/von-greyerz-sisyphean-printing-will-kill-dollar-bonds – “Understanding four critical but simple puzzle pieces is all investors will need to take the flood that leads to fortune… Why then will the majority of investors still take the wrong current and lose their ventures?.. Well because investors feel more comfortable staying with the trend than anticipating change… Understanding these four puzzle pieces will not just avoid total wealth destruction but also create an opportunity of a lifetime… So what are the four puzzle pieces that will lead to either fortune or misery? They are: 1. Stocks, 2. Currencies, 3. Interest rates, 4. Commodities… Just put these 4 pieces together and the conundrum of the direction of markets and the future of the world economy will be very clear… A 1 to 1 ratio in the Dow/Gold ratio would mean that the Dow will lose 94% from today against gold. That is a very realistic target. Remember that the Dow fell 90% on its own in 1929-32 and that it took 25 years to recover to the 1929 level. And on all accounts, the situation today is much more severe than in 1929… The secular bull market in stocks is very likely to finish in 2021. This turn could be at any time. Just like in 2000, it will all happen very quickly and this time it will be the start of a very long and vicious secular bear market… Real assets like gold, silver and platinum will be investors’ life insurance… To hang on to stocks and bonds will totally destroy your wealth and your health.”

Propaganda Crash: World Economic Forum Tweets “Lockdowns Improving Cities”, Then Deletes Admitting It Was Wrong – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/propaganda-crash-world-economic-forum-tweets-lockdowns-improving-cities-then-deletes – “If there was any doubt that economic lockdowns supposedly inspired by the Covid pandemic are the peak in globalist propaganda, it disappeared not so “quietly” once and for all at 5:48am ET on Saturday, when the globalist organization which recently unleashed such lunatics as Klaus Schwab, best known for revealing the endgame with his book COVID-19: The Great Reset, deleted a that “Lockdowns are quietly improving cities around the world.”.. Remarkably, the WEF’s propaganda tweet – which was was accompanied by a video showing deserted streets and silent factories, that noted a record drop in carbon emissions and linked to an article claiming that silent cities contributed to better detection of minor earthquakes (because millions of workers losing their jobs is clearly less important than being able to measure the next M2 quake to the 8th significant digit) – survived just a few hours following a barrage of mockery and outraged comments.”

28-Year-Old PhD Physical Therapist DEAD 2 Days After Being Injected with COVID Experimental mRNA Vaccine – by Brian Shilhavy – https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/28-year-old-phd-physical-therapist-dead-2-days-after-being-injected-with-covid-experimental-mrna-vaccine/ – “I don’t know if you readers of Health Impact News are getting tired of reading about all these sudden deaths of otherwise healthy people, many of them in the prime of their life, just after receiving one of the experimental COVID “vaccines,” but I know I am sure getting sick of constantly publishing these stories!!.. These are MURDERS!.. Mrs. Haley Link Brinkmeyer received her Ph.D from the University of Evansville in 2018. She married her high school sweetheart, Evan, right around the same time. Haley is now dead because mainstream and social media convinced her that experimental mRNA shots are safe and necessary for the common good… Mrs. Brinkmeyer received an mRNA shot on or around Tuesday, January 19. It is unclear whether it was the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna shot. She died two days later, according to her mother, Shauna O’Neill Link. Mrs. Brinkmeyer’s sudden death shocked everyone in her family, and left her young husband with a void that is unlikely to ever be filled. A heartbroken Shauna did not mince words about her daughter’s death.”

U.S. says Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi killing, imposes visa restrictions on 76 Saudis – by Kevin Breuninger, Natasha Turak & Spencer Kimball – https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/26/us-intelligence-concludes-saudi-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-approved-killing-of-journalist-jamal-khashoggi-.html – “Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to a U.S. intelligence report that could further strain U.S.-Saudi relations as the White House reassesses ties with Riyadh… The report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, released Friday, cited the crown prince’s control of decision-making in Saudi Arabia as well as the involvement of a key advisor and members of the prince’s protective detail in the operation that killed Khashoggi, a critic of the royal family… Also Friday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken imposed visa restrictions on 76 Saudi individuals whom are ‘believed to have been engaged in threatening dissidents overseas, including but not limited to the Khashoggi killing.’ ”

U.N. Chief Guterres Warns ‘White Supremacy’ Is a ‘Transnational Threat,’ – by Simon Kent – https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/22/u-n-chief-guterres-warns-white-supremacy-is-a-transnational-threat/ – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday the combination of “white supremacy” and neo-Nazi movements makes for a “transnational threat” through their manipulation of the responses to the global coronavirus pandemic… Reuters reports Guterres, a former Socialist Party prime minister in his native Portugal, used an address to the U.N. Human Rights Council to call for a global coordinated crackdown: ‘White supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are more than domestic terror threats,’ the veteran left-wing diplomat said. ‘They are becoming a transnational threat. Today, these extremist movements represent the number one internal security threat in several countries.’.. Without offering any examples of countries he believes are facing this exisential threat, Guterres called for international action to defeat the dangers as part of his long-standing commitment to ‘more robust global governance.’.. (from embedded Tweet): U.N. chief Antonio Guterres called for the world to ‘urgently redistribute power’ so as to end gender inequality which he said ‘should shame us all in the 21st century because it is not only unacceptable, it is stupid.’.. As Breitbart News reported, last year he said the world needs an overarching level of multilateral governance that can sideline problematic “national interests.”.. He claimed in the 21st century, governments are no longer the only political and power reality, adding ‘we need an effective multilateralism that can function as an instrument of global governance where it is needed.’ ”

Biden Admin Drops Support for Female High School Students Suing Over Transgender Athletes – by Alex Nester – https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/biden-admin-drops-support-for-female-high-school-students-suing-over-transgender-athletes/ – “The Biden administration withdrew federal support for a lawsuit filed last year by female high school athletes seeking to keep biological men who identify as women out of women’s sports… The Trump Department of Justice and Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights both supported the suit, which alleges the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference cost the plaintiffs titles and scholarship opportunities by allowing transgender women to compete against them… The Office for Civil Rights withdrew its support of the lawsuit pursuant to President Biden’s executive order banning discrimination based on gender identity, a spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon… ‘The Department is reviewing the case in light of President Biden’s Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation. The Department shares President Biden’s commitment to protecting the rights of all students and is committed to fulfilling our nation’s promise of equal educational opportunity.’ ”

Amazon Points to New ‘Hate Speech’ Policy to Justify Book Ban – E-commerce giant remains silent in the face of blowback – by Santi Ruiz – https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/amazon-created-new-hate-speech-policy-before-banning-bestselling-book-on-transgenderism/ – “Under fire for yanking a conservative book from its online store, Amazon is invoking a new policy banning books that promote “hate speech.”.. The existing content guidelines for books policy was updated in the last few months with the line, ‘We don’t sell certain content including content that we determine is hate speech.’.. The new policy, which was first reported by Just the News, marks a shift in Amazon’s approach. The company’s content guidelines previously contained no mention of hate speech. In an apparent contradiction, Amazon’s “Seller Central” page on “offensive and controversial materials” currently exempts books from bans on other products that “promote hatred.”.. The policy could seemingly be invoked to bar sales of a wide variety of books previously deemed permissible on the platform. Amazon sells between 50 and 80 percent of all physical books in the United States… Amazon removed Ryan T. Anderson’s When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment sometime before Monday, Feb. 22. Amazon’s removal of the book means that, in addition to not providing the ebook or audiobook, other booksellers on the platform are also banned from selling it… Amazon says it moderates book content using ‘a combination of machine learning, automation, and dedicated teams of human reviewers. We’ll remove content that does not adhere to these guidelines and promptly investigate any book when notified of potential noncompliance. If we remove a title, we let the author, publisher, or selling partner know and they can appeal our decision.’.. Anderson said he repeatedly defends the human dignity of people who think they are transgender in the book and pointed to passages such as, ‘First and foremost, as we advocate for the truth, we must be careful not to stigmatize those who are suffering.’.. Both the author and the publisher Encounter Books claimed they had not been contacted by Amazon, and that repeated requests for an explanation had gone unanswered. Anderson said he only found out the book had been removed when a prospective buyer alerted him.”

The First Biden’s Airstrike On Syriahttps://southfront.org/the-first-bidens-airstrike-on-syria/ – ” ‘I’m confident in the target that we went after, we know what we hit,’ Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters flying with him from California to Washington. Speaking shortly after the airstrikes, he added, ‘We’re confident that that target was being used by the same Shia militants that conducted the strikes,’ referring to a Feb. 15 rocket attack in northern Iraq that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition personnel… Austin said he recommended the action to Biden. Kirby said the U.S. airstrikes ‘destroyed multiple facilities at a border control point used by a number of Iranian- backed militant groups,’ including Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada. The U.S. has blamed Kataib Hezbollah for numerous attacks targeting U.S. personnel and interests in Iraq in the past… The reported airstrike, which was ordered by President Joe Biden, was an apparent response to rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.”

Must watch: We Will Not Be Silenced – Medical Professionals respond to “The Vaccines” and to BBC censorship issues (54 min) –  Possibly the best of all the expert compilation videos so far.

PSYOP The Steal – Official Documentary [Millennial Millie mirror] – (1hr 24min)

From the Danger-Jargon-Incoming Desk: What I Learned at the Aspen Ideas RE$ET Festival Sponsored by Mastercard, PayPal, and Prudential in Partnership with Bloomberg – by Andrew Stiles – https://freebeacon.com/politics/aspen-ideas-reset/– “Aspen Ideas: RE$ET, a virtual symposium of experts and thought leaders designed to “give voice to the bold ideas” for “building an equitable economy,” took place earlier this week. If you’re in the target demographic—people who enjoy giving and receiving PowerPoint presentations—the entire 10-hour program is available online for your enjoyment… On the other hand, don’t bother. Three hours is more than enough to make the average viewer wish they were rewatching the Democratic primary debates instead, which were interesting and informative by comparison. At least the candidates disagreed on some issues. The Aspen-approved experts rarely did, while deploying many of the same talking points… The COVID-19 pandemic is a “challenge” but also an “opportunity” for progress, just like World War II and the race to put a man on the moon. Those challenges-turned-opportunities epitomized the greatness that America should endeavor to achieve again by building back better using ‘mutualistic public-private partnerships.’.. As the economist Mariana Mazzucato explained during an afternoon breakout session, re-actualizing American greatness will require “a mission-oriented approach to stakeholder capitalism.’.. Mike Froman, a former Citigroup executive who served eight years in the Obama administration before becoming the head of strategic growth for Mastercard, weighed in first: ‘A sustainable, inclusive, digital economy that works for everyone, everywhere.’ To her credit, Flanders pointed out that Froman hadn’t answered the question at all; he’d simply regurgitated some corporate-speak gibberish… Adrienne Harris, a finance guru who also served in the Obama White House, stepped up to the plate. “It’s such a multifaceted problem,” she said, but ‘Mike is right, sort of, 100 percent, sort of, digital, sustainable, inclusion.’ Indeed, that was a good note on which to conclude, Flanders replied. Or rather, it would have to be. The panel had run out of time.”

Biden: It’s Okay to Finance China’s Military – by Gordon G. Chang – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/17099/finance-china-military – “Wall Street wants to finance the enemy, and the Biden administration is opening the door wide… How can this be?.. On January 26, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control issued General License No. 1A, which permits Americans to continue acquiring shares in certain companies associated with “Communist Chinese Military Companies,” known as CCMCs, until May 27. The previous deadline, set by the Trump administration, was January 28… The General License delayed a portion of the application of President Trump’s landmark Executive Order 13959, issued November 12, 2020… EO13959 stopped investors, subject to wind-down provisions, from purchasing or possessing shares in any company designated a CCMC. In short, Trump ordered Americans to stop financing China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army… There are now 44 companies designated as off-limits to investment, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., China’s leading chipmaker, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation.”

DOJ Watchdog Criticizes Trump’s Firing of IGs, but Omits Key Facts in Matter – by Jeff Carlson – https://www.theepochtimes.com/doj-watchdog-criticizes-trumps-firing-of-igs-but-omits-key-facts-in-matter_3709653.html – “Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general who wrote the Dec. 9, 2019, Review of Four FISA Applications, recently reaffirmed his earlier statements that Trump fired two inspectors general “for doing their jobs” and called Trump’s presidency “a challenging time … particularly in the last year” during a Feb. 10 online discussion hosted by Harvard Law School and moderated by Jack Goldsmith… The interview came just a few weeks after Horowitz’s office announced on Jan. 15 that it was “initiating a review to examine the role and activity of DOJ and its components in preparing for and responding to the events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.” The IG’s office also is investigating ‘whether any former or current DOJ official engaged in an improper attempt to have DOJ seek to alter the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election.’.. In a wide-ranging discussion that also included journalist Bob Woodward, Trump was repeatedly vilified, particularly by Woodward and Goldsmith, with Woodward stating that he believed that ‘you could argue’ Trump ‘should be impeached for the handling of the virus.’ Goldsmith stated that ‘Trump’s performance during COVID was an utter failure of leadership.’.. Neither man acknowledged Trump’s early actions in shutting down travel from China on Jan. 31, 2020, nor did Horowitz exhibit any signs of disagreement with Goldsmith and Woodward, although he was clearly more careful with his wording.”

THIS IS THE BIGGEST DECEPTION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD – by Greggory Mannarino (8 min) – Greg runs down the current, wildly distorted, situation in the markets.

Moralization of COVID-19 Clouds Human Judgment – GreenMedInfo Research Grouphttps://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/moralization-covid-19-clouds-human-judgment – “Preventing COVID-19 deaths has been elevated to a “sacred value” in society, such that those who question pandemic restrictions are morally condemned while deaths, abuses of power and public shaming that occur in the name of “preventing COVID” are deemed acceptable… The unprecedented restrictions placed upon Western civilizations in 2020 would likely have been met with protest a year earlier. But, when issued in the name of COVID-19 mitigation, people are more likely to accept what otherwise might be regarded as abuses of power, even when it leads to death, according to a team of researchers from the U.S. and New ZealandCOVID-19 has become a highly visible, politicized and publicized event, such that efforts to combat it have become moralized and even regarded as “sacred values.” Once something is elevated to the level of a sacred value, even questioning anything that goes against it can ‘elicit moral outrage, disapproval, and a desire to reaffirm one’s moral commitments.’.. This is certainly what’s been seen with COVID-19 policy, in which people have been shamed, threatened and physically assaulted over their choices to not wear a mask or refuse to shutter their business.”

22 Elderly with Dementia Dead in 1 Week After the Experimental mRNA COVID Injection in the Netherlands – by Brian Shilhavy – https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/22-elderly-with-dementia-dead-in-1-week-after-the-experimental-mrna-covid-injection-in-the-netherlands/ – “The deaths are then blamed on COVID, instead of the injections… With this report out of the Netherlands, it is also revealed that these residents suffered from dementia and had other underlying conditions, so it is difficult to blame COVID for causing the deaths… In the St Elisabeth Nursing and Guest House live elderly people with dementia. This is a very vulnerable group… ‘These residents need nursing and care. If they become infected with the coronavirus, that can be just too much.’.. Precisely because there is underlying suffering, it is not possible to determine with certainty in every case whether the death is a direct result of the virus. “These elderly people died with corona, but not necessarily because of corona.” (Source.) Did these seniors with dementia consent to be injected with an experimental shot? We know that in Germany and Spain, seniors with dementia are being vaccinated against their will.”

Michael Burry Warns Weimar Hyperinflation Is Coming – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/michael-burry-warns-weimar-hyperinflation-coming  – “…one day after the Weimar tweetstorm below, and shortly after our article came out, Burry tweeted the following: ‘People say I didn’t warn last time. I did, but no one listened. So I warn this time. And still, no one listens. But I will have proof I warned.’.. Indeed he will… BofA’s CIO Michael Hartnett reflected back on the post-WW1 Germany which he said was the ‘most epic, extreme analog of surging velocity and inflation following end of war psychology, pent-up savings, lost confidence in currency & authorities‘ and specifically the Reichsbank’s monetization of debt, and extrapolated that this is similar to what is going on now… There is, of course, another name for that period: Weimar Germany, and because we all know what happened then, it is understandable why BofA does not want to mention that particular name… Of course, others have been less shy – in 1974, Jens Parsson wrote a fascinating, in-depth historical analysis of the hyperinflationary collapse of Weimar Germany under the original money printer, Rudy von Havenstein, “Dying of Money: Lessons of the Great German and American Inflations” one which we periodically remind readers is absolutely critical reading in preparation for what comes next… Then overnight none other than the Big Short, Michael Burry, who has been rather busy making waves within the financial community with his hot takes (most recently, his slam of Robinhood and his bullish view on Uranium), picked up on the theme of Weimar Germany and specifically its hyperinflation, as the blueprint for what comes next in a lengthy tweetstorm cribbing generously from Parsson’s seminal work. And while the details are familiar to most monetary historians, the fact is that now none other than the man who was made famous in the Big Short is calling for Weimar-style hyperinflation in the US. Below is an easily digestible repost of Burry’s lengthy Saturday tweetstorm, which shows just how similar our world is to that prevalent in the years just before Weimar Germany saw the most explosive hyperinflation in history.”

Nigel Farage: ‘Communist Takeover’ Underway in UK, CCP-Linked Firms Buying Schools (4 min)

Over Half of Military Families do Not Want COVID Vaccines – Employers Cannot Legally Mandate Experimental Shots – by Brian Shilhavy – https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/over-half-of-military-families-do-not-want-covid-vaccines-employers-cannot-legally-mandate-experimental-shots/ – “A survey conducted in December 2020 by the Blue Star Families, a non-profit military advocacy organization, found that 53 percent of U.S. military families do not want to get the experimental COVID-19 vaccines being distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)… Of the of 53 percent of military families who responded to the survey indicating that they would not get the vaccine, nearly three-quarters cited a distrust of the development process or timeline… Pentagon officials said as long as the COVID-19 vaccines are classified as EUA by the FDA and not fully licensed, the DoD cannot mandate service members to take the vaccine… Air Force Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs said that even those personnel responsible for manning America’s nuclear weapons are refusing to get the vaccine… While the military acknowledges that they cannot legally require anyone to receive an experimental injection not yet approved by the FDA, some businesses in the U.S. are attempting to do just that… Last month we reported that a nursing home in Wisconsin was firing employees who refused to get an experimental mRNA COVID injection… ‘By implementing its vaccine mandate, your (facility) is attempting to coerce all of its employees into receiving one of the COVID-19 Vaccines,’ Elizabeth Brehm, attorney at New York-based Siri Glimstad law firm, wrote on behalf of Amber DeJaynes, a staff member at the Rock Haven skilled nursing facility in Janesville… The letter lays out why employers cannot make the COVID-19 vaccination compulsory.”

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