Economists expect inflation, interest rates to stay high: survey
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:58:51 by Charles_Byrd
A new survey of economists found that respondents expect the Federal Reserve to make little progress this year on curbing rising prices, saying they expect inflation and interest rates will remain stubbornly high. The National Association for Business Economicss (NABE) survey included responses from 45 economists. Click for Full Text!
The FBI just got caught in yet more massive, outrageous FISA abuses
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:57:13 by Charles_Byrd
Like the casino gambling scene in Casablanca, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court is shocked, shocked that the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to ravage the privacy of vast numbers of Americans. For each American the FISA court permitted the FBI to target, the bureau illicitly surveilled almost 1,000 additional Americans. Click for Full Text!
NATO to Draw Up Russia War Plans for First Time Since Cold War
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:54:40 by Charles_Byrd
NATO is drawing up plans on how to fight a war with Russia for the first time since the Cold War. According to Reuters, at the upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius this July, alliance leaders will approve thousands of pages of secret military plans that will detail how to respond to a Russian attack. Click for Full Text!
Ex-Trump Lawyers Signaling Bad News for Former President: Kirschner
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:52:53 by Charles_Byrd
Donald Trump's lawyers are sending a troubling signal to the former president, said former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner. Trump, who is again seeking the presidency in the 2024 election, has faced a number of legal woes in recent months. He is facing several investigations related to his actions surrounding the 2020 presidential election, a federal probe into classified documents found at his Mar-a- Lago residence and was recently indicted in a Manhattan case surrounding an alleged 2016 hush money payment. Click for Full Text!
The feds and their Big Tech copycats spy on unsuspecting Americans
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:50:53 by Charles_Byrd
The federal government recently revealed that at least 50 U.S. government personnel working in 10 foreign countries have had their mobile devices hacked by unknown parties employed software known as zero-click. The zero-click product, Pegasus, is manufactured by an Israeli high-tech company, NSO Group. Pegasus enables the user to download the contents of the targets mobile device or desktop without having to trick the target into clicking on a link. It also enables the user to follow the person in possession of the device, capturing all texts and emails and listening to conversations on the device or that take place near it. Click for Full Text!
US Announces New Russia Sanctions With G7 Nations
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:48:50 by Charles_Byrd
The US on Friday announced new sanctions on Russia that were imposed in coordination with the Group of Seven, but they fall far short of what the Biden administration was hoping to achieve. According to the Treasury Department, over 300 sanctions were implemented on individuals, entities, vessels, and aircraft. The measures are meant to combat the circumvention and evasion of Western sanctions on Russia. Click for Full Text!
Is NATO Crowding the Russian Bear Into a Nuclear Corner?
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:46:26 by Charles_Byrd
Western officials who salivate over the prospect of inflicting a decisive, humiliating defeat on Russia in its war with Ukraine remain oblivious to the dangers entailed in that scenario. As I pointed out early in the conflict, Russian leaders consider Ukraine to be the most vital of vital national security interests and they are likely to adopt whatever measures are necessary to prevent such a defeat. Not even the option of using tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine is off the table. So far, the danger of such a potentially catastrophic escalation has remained modest. Deficiencies in Moscows lumbering military, combined with recklessly expansive NATO military assistance to Kyiv, have ...
Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Scrap Last Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:44:54 by Charles_Byrd
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced a piece of legislation last week that would formally accuse Russia of violating New START and call on the US to withdraw from the treaty. New START is the last nuclear arms control treaty remaining between the US and Russia and places limits on the deployment of nuclear warheads and launchers. Russia suspended its participation in the treaty earlier this year but has said it will continue to abide by its limits. Click for Full Text!
Trump tears into ‘The View’ co-host, ex-aide Alyssa Farah Griffin in online tirade: A 'sleazebag' and 'loser'
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:42:47 by Charles_Byrd
Former President Trump unloaded on his former staffer and "The View" co- host Alyssa Farah Griffin in a social media post on Saturday, calling her a "sleazebag," and "loser" after she criticized his performance in CNN's town hall. "Backbencher in the Trump Administration, Alyssa Farah, like so many other sleazebags, had only glowing reviews of the Trump Administration until long after she left," Trump posted on Truth Social. " A loser then, and a loser now!" Click for Full Text!
Biden’s World: Navy Hires Active Duty Drag Queen; What’s Next?
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:28:21 by Charles_Byrd
Ill get to the drag queen in a few minutes, but first I have to plug in this new revelation about Google. Wow. Theyve got their own monster- muncher AI, called SGE (Search Generative Experience)
And its going to rip up the landscape. Click for Full Text!
How Many Dominoes Must Topple Before One Falls on Us?
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:26:41 by Charles_Byrd
Dominoes falling are abstractions until one falls on you. Lines of dominoes toppling are an apt analogy to highly centralized systems that are tightly bound, that is, all the transactions that flow through the centralized hubs are interconnected, so when one domino falls, it topples chains of dominoes that then topple other chains. Two concepts help illuminate this systemic vulnerability to cascading disruptions: dependency chains and path dependency. Dependency chains are set up when each critical component is dependent on a long line of other components working perfectly. One example is our dependence on our vehicle. If one component in our vehicle fails and it breaks down, our life ...
The Rise of the American Gestapo: Has It Already Happened?
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:24:35 by Charles_Byrd
Looking at the present, with each passing day, I see a very probable future: a new despotism creeping slowly across America. Faceless oligarchs sit at command posts of a corporate-government complex that has been slowly evolving over many decades. In efforts to enlarge their own powers and privileges, they are/were willing to have others suffer the intended or unintended consequences of their institutional or personal greed. For Americans, these consequences include chronic inflation, recurring recession, huge unemployment, the poisoning of air, water, soil, and bodies, and, more important, the subversion of our constitution. More broadly, consequences include widespread intervention in ...
If You Build it . . .
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:22:29 by Charles_Byrd
I have yet to see a single Rivian in my area which isnt surprising given Rivian has only delivered 20,332 of its electric truck/SUV appliances with the Edsel-esque face so far. And that ought not to be surprising, either, given that the least expensive of these battery- powered appliances stickers for $73,000 to start (no extra charge for the serial glitches being reported by the handful of people whove bought one so far). Rivian is not likely to ever sell more than a small handful of these devices because theres only a small handful of people who have the means to buy a $73,000 vehicle, battery-powered or not. Click for Full Text!
US Debt Default: A Positive Outcome
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:18:58 by Charles_Byrd
In fiscal year 2022 the feds spent $6.27 trillion on income of $4.9 trillion leaving a deficit of $1.37 trillion a hole that represents 28% of revenue. What has Biden done to mitigate spending and bring it in line with receipts? NOTHING. And thats the deadlock. Where did it go? During 2021 fiscal year during the height of the Pandemic, the government spent $6.8 trillion which included $1.1 trillion pandemic costs, paycheck protection CoVid = $290 billion, $733 billion in CoVid recovery payments and credits, and Unemployment due to CoVid of $392 billion. All of these disappeared in the 2022 budget. But the impact left Taxpayers holding 100% of federal debt compared to an ...
This War Is the Big One: “The Objective Is to Destroy Russia and the Russian Empire”
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:17:45 by Charles_Byrd
Every uncompromised world politician and citizen of the world, who against great odds, have kept themselves informed and abreast of the complicated historical geo-politics that exists in Ukraine, already know what can only be the ultimate outcome of the war in Ukraine. Especially if theyve kept themselves informed and abreast over the past nine years since the American Governments Neo-Con-led Coup of 2014, as well as, the failed attempts ever since by the worlds powers, with the Minsk II Accords Normandy Format and the Steinmeir Formula, to stop the slaughter of ethnic and Russian-speaking Russians in the Donbas by Nazi-led Ukrainians and other fascists in the Western ...
Students harassed for protesting drag show at Loyola University Chicago: ‘I hate Catholic people’
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:16:19 by Charles_Byrd
Three students at a Catholic university were harassed by 60 counter- protesters as they demonstrated against a drag queen show on campus. On April 14, Emily Torres, Matthew McKenna and a third student at the Jesuits Loyola University in Chicago witnessed against an on-campus Drag Race as counter-protesters screamed vulgarities at them, according to Campus Reform, a conservative watchdog exposing liberal bias on U.S. college campuses. Click for Full Text!
Catholic university exposed for allowing ‘transgender’ males to live in women’s dorms
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:14:44 by Charles_Byrd
The University of St. Thomas in Minnesota has in the past allowed gender- confused men to live in womens residence halls, according to comments made by the schools residence life director. Director of Residence Zoe Chang can be seen on a video released by James OKeefes new media group discussing a hypothetical situation with undercover journalists who asked about a trans sister living on campus. Click for Full Text!
Fed Up Yet?
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:12:19 by Charles_Byrd
You would think the Fed wanted housing to become as overpriced as possible, having supported the market with $2.575 trillion in purchases of mortgaged back securities on its balance sheet to keep those securities flowing through with very low yields. That translated downward, of course, to very low mortgage rates, which the Fed sustained throughout the post- Covid years when housing prices were skyrocketing at their fastest rate to toward their highest prices ever, making housing unaffordable for just about everyone. You would think they wanted to create and pop a housing bubble, having kept that acceleration up all the way to the second they pulled the plug on the market with interest ...
Hoot of the Day: The UAW Demands a "Just Transition" to Electric Vehicles
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:09:52 by Charles_Byrd
Massive subsidies and other goodies in the Inflation Reduction Act are not enough to satisfy the United Auto Workers union. The UAW now seeks a Just Transition to EVs. Their new concern is a race to the bottom started by Elon Musk. Click for Full Text!
Disastrous Proxy Wars by Great Powers Create Military, Monetary, Financial and Economic Chaos in the World
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:07:40 by Charles_Byrd
Sometimes politicians like to sprinkle their speeches and statements with words like "diplomacy" and "peace". This does not insure, in so doing, that they really mean what they say. In fact, such grandiloquent talk could be a cover-up for their real intentions, which may be the very opposite to diplomatic solutions and peaceful coexistence to solving world problems. In the realm of politics, actions count more than words. A good point in this case could be what U.S. President Joe Biden meant when he said, during a talk at the State Department on February 4, 2021: "diplomacy is back at the center of our Foreign Policy." Click for Full Text!
Why China Can’t Pull the World Out of a New Great Depression
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:05:29 by Charles_Byrd
Over the past two decades since China was admitted into the WTO, its national industrial base has made unprecedented strides to emerge as the worlds leading economic producer in many major areas. The academic debates over whether Chinas GDP is larger than that of the USA are misplaced. GDP is largely worthless as a measure of a real economy. When measured in real physical economic production, China has left the USA and everyone else in the dust. Therefore, the future course of industrial production in China is vital to the future of the world economy. Globalization of the world economy made it so. Steel production is still the single best indicator of a growing real economy. In ...
Illegal Migrants Disappear in the Crop Picking Agriculture Industry
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:03:36 by Charles_Byrd
There are roughly 445,000 National Guardsmen whose designation is also known as members of the US militia under the dual control of the states and feds. According to that statement, the National Guard could have been deployed by the DoD, Army, or Navy to defend the Capitol January 6th given it would be deemed a federal mission. The actual number of agents within the Federal Agencies is unknown because its a secret. Typical weapons carried by agents include a handgun, rifle, shotgun, pepper spry, baton and Taser. There are roughly 380,000 stolen guns in the US each year, the largest source from parked cars. Click for Full Text!
Theft Is Now Costing Retailers in the United States About 100 Billion Dollars a Year
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:00:21 by Charles_Byrd
If we dont fix this, will the retail industry be able to survive? There has always been shoplifting, but in the old days it was at a level that made it only a minor nuisance to the big box retailers. Unfortunately, now everything has changed. Highly organized gangs have developed extremely sophisticated plans for how to rapidly loot our major retailers, and the best ones can be in and out in just minutes. Those goods are then resold online or in the streets, and the amounts that we are talking about are absolutely staggering. In fact, as you will see below, theft is now costing retailers in this country about 100 billion dollars a year. This week, Target made headlines all over the ...
If You Live in a Major US City, It’s Probably Time To Move
Post Date: 2023-05-21 00:58:52 by Charles_Byrd
Although this may seem to be an article focusing on Chicago, please realize Chicago is only being used as an example of the moral decay and corruption in virtually every major city in the United States. It serves as a stark warning to relocate if you are in one of these areas. As noted by ReallyGraceful in the video above, Chicago, Illinois, ought to be a haven of the United States. The third largest city in the U.S., its filled with world-class architecture and technological advancements. Its a center for manufacturing and transportation industries and has become a tech sector mecca.1 Click for Full Text!
US Empire of Debt Headed for Collapse
Post Date: 2023-05-21 00:57:15 by Charles_Byrd
Prof. Michael Hudsons new book, The Collapse of Antiquity: Greece and Rome as Civilizations Oligarchic Turning Point is a seminal event in this Year of Living Dangerously when, to paraphrase Gramsci, the old geopolitical and geoeconomic order is dying and the new one is being born at breakneck speed. Prof. Hudsons main thesis is absolutely devastating: he sets out to prove that economic/financial practices in Ancient Greece and Rome the pillars of Western Civilization set the stage for what is happening today right in front of our eyes: an empire reduced to a rentier economy, collapsing from within. Click for Full Text!
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