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Mar 17 10:58

Trump Admin Wants Emergency UBI: 'We're Looking at Sending Checks to Americans Immediately'

The Trump administration is pushing an emergency (non)universal basic income for "American workers" in "the next two weeks" and are planning to release the details soon.

Mar 17 09:06

Is Washington’s Attack Against Chinese Media a Bad Joke?

If you have monopoly on disseminating information to all corners of the Planet, such cynical approach might actually work.

If only one person is allowed to talk, then what he says could become, inevitably, the truth.

Washington loves to snap at “undemocratic nations”. But the truth is, both the United States and the United Kingdom, in unison, have managed to create a thoroughly and truly undemocratic global system of governance, economic practices and “information” (in fact – disinformation).

What is really behind all this?

Russian, Chinese, Latin American and even Iranian media outlets are becoming extremely influential in the educated circles in the West. It is because many citizens in Europe and the United States do not trust their own media, anymore. They are turning for information to such media outlets as RT, China Daily, CGTN, PressTV, NEO and Telesur.

Mar 17 08:57

Geopolitical Genius Donald J. Has Backed Saudi Arabia’s MBS to the Hilt Only to Get a Price War on US Shale in Return

Donald Trump made one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency in the spring of 2017, when he offered an unconditional embrace to the then-emerging 31-year-old ruler of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, and adopted his agenda of aggressively confronting Iran. Three years later, as Trump grapples with the greatest crisis he has faced, that choice is costing him dearly.

Mar 17 08:54

As Coronvirus Grips the US, Americans Get a Taste of Life Under Sanctions

The crippling shortages, inability to move and the likely overwhelming of medical services will give Americans a taste of what it is like to live under sanctions that it imposes on a number of countries worldwide. U.S. sanctions on Venezuela, declared illegal and a “crime against humanity” by the United Nations, are conservatively estimated to have killed more than 40,000 people between 2017 and 2018 alone. Diabetics, for example, have been unable to get insulin because of the embargo, leading to mass deaths. The Cuban government estimates that the American embargo has cost it over $750 billion. Meanwhile, Iran, wracked by the virus that has caused more than 850 confirmed deaths, has been decimated by Trump’s increased sanctions.

Mar 17 08:51

Clusterfuck Nation – Blog March 16, 2020 Things Have Changed

At least in wartime, the bars stay open.

The mega financial bubble-of-bubbles is deflating with frightful velocity precisely because of the efforts since 2008 to artificially inflate it. The Federal Reserve gave it one final blast Sunday night — while everybody else was counting their rolls of toilet paper — and the effect was like blowing hot air into a shredded Zeppelin.

The stresses mounting on the national scene today reflect the extreme fragilities of the way-of-life we constructed since then, and an awful lot of bad choices we made in the process......

Mar 17 08:44

The Coronavirus Hoax

Governments love crises because when the people are fearful they are more willing to give up freedoms for promises that the government will take care of them. After 9/11, for example, Americans accepted the near-total destruction of their civil liberties in the PATRIOT Act’s hollow promises of security.

It is ironic to see the same Democrats who tried to impeach President Trump last month for abuse of power demanding that the Administration grab more power and authority in the name of fighting a virus that thus far has killed less than 100 Americans.

Mar 17 08:41

The Coronavirus Hobgoblin

The great H.L. Mencken, a classical liberal when such creatures still existed, once wrote, “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.” I find myself repeating this quote more and more these days.

America, and the rest of the world, is in the throes of a panic that has never been seen before, outside the fanciful scripts of Hollywood. A new “super” virus, the Coronavirus, is being hyped nonstop by our state-controlled media as the new bubonic plague. The fear porn emanating from our television sets is relentless.

Mar 17 07:43

How COVID-19 Leads to 2008-Style Bank Crisis

Mar 17 07:31

Dip buyers, beware of sensational headlines!

Mar 17 05:26

Fed may announce commercial paper facilities Sunday -BofA

The Federal Reserve may announce measures on Sunday night aimed at bolstering liquidity in the commercial paper market, used by companies for short-term loans, analysts at Bank of America wrote.

The bank’s analysts said they believe the Fed will announce a Commercial Paper Funding Facility, an operation previously used in 2008 in which the Fed buys commercial paper from issuers directly, and a Commercial Paper Dealer Purchase Facility in which the Fed would buy commercial paper from dealers directly.

Mar 17 04:20

Dow slides 3,000 points in grisly day on Wall Street, despite massive intervention from Fed

Wall Street had a grisly start to the week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average sliding by 3,000 points, or 13 percent, to end the day at 20,188, a few hundred points above where it was when President Donald Trump took office.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed the day with a decline of around 12 percent each.

The Dow closed at 19,732 on Jan. 19, 2017, the day before Trump was sworn in.

Mar 17 04:18

‘Fed is a Bystander’: COVID-19 Economic Woes Bigger Than Central Banks Can Handle

As one country after another shuts down public events and urges citizens to stay home amid the pandemic spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, federal banks have struggled to prop up the buckling world economy. However, one analyst says the central banks aren’t being successful because their available tools won’t address the core of the problem.

On Sunday, the US Federal Reserve, which functions as the country’s central bank, lowered its benchmark interest rate to an effective 0% after Washington declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency and states and cities across the country began shuttering shops, transportation and public arenas.

Mar 17 04:17

Coronavirus pandemic will bankrupt nearly ALL of the world's airlines in a matter of WEEKS, Australian aviation experts say

The coronavirus pandemic will bankrupt almost all of the world's airlines in a matter of weeks, Australian aviation experts say.

With passengers scrambling to cancel their flights and carriers grounding their services, airline analysis and consulting firm CAPA Centre for Aviation warned most airlines worldwide will be bankrupt by May unless urgent action is taken.

'As the impact of the coronavirus and multiple government travel reactions sweep through our world, many airlines have probably already been driven into technical bankruptcy, or are at least substantially in breach of debt covenants,' CAPA said in a statement on Monday.

Mar 17 04:13

Coronavirus calls US’ ‘world's richest country’ bluff: Will it cling to busted myths or evolve under pressure?

The coronavirus containment measures the US has (belatedly, reluctantly) taken are revealing enormous fissures in its first-world facade, from legions of hungry schoolchildren to their broke parents left to fend for themselves.

The US puts a lot of effort into maintaining its image as the world’s richest country, but while it may have the world’s highest GDP, near-record levels of income inequality mean that the “American dream” is out of reach for much of the population. Aside from an upper-crust of fantastically wealthy families and the professional class that supports them, much of the US population struggles to make ends meet even in the best of times. And clearly, the coronavirus epidemic does not represent the best of times.

Mar 17 04:08

The world can't forget the fight for the Saudi crown amid virus panic: The political landscape is changing as the Covid-19 outbreak undermines Donald Trump and his allies, such as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

by Patrick Cockburn, theindependent.uk.co

The political consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic are already vast because its advance, and the desperate measures taken to combat it, entirely dominate the news agenda and will go on doing so for the foreseeable future, although it is in the nature of this unprecedented event that nothing can be foreseen.

History has not come to a full stop because of the virus, however: crucial events go on happening, even if they are being ignored by people wholly absorbed by the struggle for survival in the face of a new disease. Many of these unrecognised but very real crises are taking place in the Middle East, the arena where great powers traditionally stage confrontations fought out by their local proxies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, Patrick; let's not forget one very critical factoid,which you painfully and awkwardly attempted to camouflage by omission, in that last bit regarding Iraq's invasion of Kuwait:

[Congressional Record: January 26, 2011 (House)]
[Page H503]
HOW THE 20-YEAR WAR STARTED

The article went on to state: " Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, how did the 20-year war get started? It had
been long assumed that the United States Government, shortly before
Iraq invaded Kuwait in August of 1990, gave Saddam Hussein a green
light to attack. A State Department cable recently published by
WikiLeaks confirmed that U.S. Ambassador April Glaspie did indeed have
a conversation with Saddam Hussein one week prior to Iraq's August 1,
1990, invasion of Kuwait. Amazingly, the released cable was entitled,
``Saddam's Message of Friendship to President Bush.'' In it, Ambassador
Glaspie affirmed to Saddam that ``the President had instructed her to
broaden and deepen our relations with Iraq.'' As Saddam Hussein
outlined Iraq's ongoing border dispute with Kuwait, Ambassador Glaspie
was quite clear that, ``we took no position on these Arab affairs.''
There would have been no reason for Saddam Hussein not to take this
assurance at face value. The U.S. was quite supportive of his invasion
and war of aggression against Iran in the 1980s. With this approval
from the U.S. Government, it wasn't surprising that the invasion
occurred. The shock and surprise was how quickly the tables were turned
and our friend, Saddam Hussein, all of a sudden became Hitler
personified.
The document was classified, supposedly to protect national security,
yet this information in no way jeopardized our security. Instead, it
served to keep the truth from the American people about an event
leading up to our initial military involvement in Iraq and the region
that continues to today.

{time} 1440

The secrecy of the memo was designed to hide the truth from the
American people and keep our government from being embarrassed.
This was the initial event that had led to so much death and
destruction--not to mention the financial costs--these past 20 years."

This is something which can no longer be ignored by either the American people, or the world, sir.

And to President Trump, sir, a word; your proclivity for liking the company of dictators who can "get away with" murder (literally, like Saudi Arabia's Mohammed Bin Salman, and never having to face the consequences), is something of which the American people are growing painfully tired.

Getting US troops out of Yemen, where they are enabling Saudi war crimes in that country, would be one of the most practically intelligent things you could do right now, but I am betting you won't, simply because of what could be characterized by "Imperial Hubris."

Please, have someone look up the words I have just typed, and break them down for you, simply.

Between the stock-market selloff, coupled with your lackluster Covid 19 scare response, your re-election, which seemed a safe bet several months ago, is now thrown open for question, and the challenge by your would-be Democratic contender, Joe Biden, whose mental faculties seem to be sorely, and publicly, tested by this campaign, is gaining pace.

And while there are moments when I worry about your desire to throw weapons at the bad guy (whoever the "bad guy du jure" is), I cringe to think that it might possibly be a President Biden with his hands around the nuclear football.

Mar 17 04:07

Oil Market to Be Affected Not By Coronavirus, But COVID 19-Linked Regulating Measures, Analyst Says

The oil market collapse has been on everyone’s lips since early this week, as crude prices slumped by over 30 percent on Monday in their biggest fall since the 1991 Gulf War. The crunch is largely being attributed to the failed OPEC summit and Russia’s firm position not to agree to proposed production cuts as well as to the raging coronavirus.

After the sharp decline in oil prices on Monday, 9 March, the oil market set about recovering the losses, with prices going slightly up (1.48 – 6.37 percent) for two consecutive days before another dip occurred on Wednesday.

Mar 17 03:55

Rabobank: "Markets Must Now Accept: This Is War"

How else does one react to the slew of international borders being closed; to the slew of school and businesses within said borders being closed; to reports that elderly people may to self-isolate for months in the UK; that the army may be needed to ensure we get food; that companies are being co-opted by governments to fight the virus as now required (“Build ventilators!” “Make virus tests free!”); that there is talk of supply-chains and virus experts attempting to be poached by the US to work solely for them; and, contra-wise, for key virus-related goods being on-shored or even nationalised, even in Germany?

Mar 17 03:54

How Much Further Can Markets Fall? Here Is One Bank's Answer

On Friday, March 6, Goldman's chief US equity strategist, David Kostin, who bizarrely still holds held the view that the S&P will close the year at 3,200, despite now expecting an earnings recession, and Gldman economists calling for an economic recession in Q2 and a -5% GDP crash in Q2, laid out a binomial "downside case" scenario (i.e., a coin toss because as he admitted, he has no idea if the S&P would go up or go down) that saw the S&P plunging from the mid-2,900 level (where it was trading then) to 2,450 in a "coronavirus recession" case.

Mar 17 03:54

The Energy Downgrade Avalanche Begins: Exxon Loses AA+ Rating

For the past 9 years ever since the downgrade of the US government by S&P from AAA to AA+, American energy giant Exxon, which back in 2007 had a market cap of over $500 billion only to see that cut by two thirds to $150BN today (half of where it was at the start of the year) , had the same Standard and Poor's credit rating as the US government. That period of perplexing parity ended just after 1pm on Monday, when S&P, confirming it would move quickly on rating downgrades this time following a near record plunge in the price of oil last week, downgraded Exxon from AA+ to AA as Exxon's "Lower Oil Price Assumption Weakens Cash Flow/Leverage Metrics"; and since the outlook is negative, it means more downgrades are coming.

Mar 17 03:51

Amazon Hiring 100,000 Warehouse And Delivery Workers As Coronavirus-Driven Purchases Explode

Amazon will hire 100,000 employees in the US to cope with the surge of Americans turning to online deliveries amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Mar 17 03:48

Foreign Central Banks Dump Treasuries For 17th Straight Month, Continue To Hoard More Gold

For the first time since June, China added to its US Treasury holdings in January (the latest month from TIC data).

The total for China -- the second-largest holder of U.S. government debt after Japan - rose $8.7 billion in January to $1.08 trillion.

Mar 17 03:47

Liquidity Panic Reaches Staples: Kraft Heinz To Fully Draw Down $4 Billion Revolver

Last week investors were shocked when a barrage of major US corporations - including Boeing, Hilton, Wynn and a handful of PE portfolio companies - announced their decision to fully draw down on their existing credit lines. That said, for all the ominous banking crisis undertones - many still remember that one of the early symptoms of the global financial crisis was countless companies whose revolvers were pulled by a panicking banking sector - there was a common theme linking all these companies: they were all in sectors (airlines, casinos, lodging, energy) that were directly impacted by either the coronavirus pandemic or the recent oil price war.

Mar 17 03:47

A.Gary Shilling: Globalists May Soon Become An Extinct Species

The disruptions caused by the spread of the coronavirus mean supply chains will be moved closer to home rather than in foreign lands...

Mar 17 03:46

Las Vegas Strip Shutting Down: "Hotel Occupancy Will Be In Low Teens" MGM Says

If anyone at this point could possibly still have any doubts the proverbial shit has hit the fan, mass closures and billions lost has come to a place which never shutters day or night:

GM Resorts International announced Sunday it is temporarily suspending operations at all Las Vegas properties “until further notice” effective Tuesday.

Casino operations are set to close Monday, followed by hotel operations. The company will not be taking reservations prior to May 1.

Mar 17 03:45

Boeing, Which Repurchased Over $100BN In Stock, Is Downgraded To BBB, Seeks "Short-Term" Bailout

Just hours after S&P took the machete to Exxon's long standing AA+ credit rating, moments ago the rating agency went after the company which until just a few weeks ago seems invincible, and whose stock price has crashed from $350 to $130 in a little over a month after it announced it was fully drawing down its revolver: Boeing.

S&P cut Boeing's credit rating by two notches late on Monday, to BBB from A-, as its "cash flows for the next two years are going to be much weaker than we had expected, due to the 737 MAX grounding, resulting in worse credit ratios than we had forecast." In addition, S&P notes, "the significant reduction in global air travel due to the coronavirus will likely result in an increase in aircraft order deferrals, further pressuring cash flows."

Mar 17 03:44

Empire State manufacturing index sees record decline to -21.5 in March

The numbers:The New York Fed’s Empire State business conditions index plunged a record 34.4 points to -21.5 in March, the regional Fed bank said Monday. Economists had expected a reading of 4.8, according to a survey by Econoday. This is the lowest level since the financial crisis in 2009.

Mar 17 03:43

Dow futures give back nearly all overnight gains after Street suffers worst day since ’87 crash

Stock futures were only marginally higher Tuesday morning, giving back more than 1,000 points in after-hours trading, after Wall Street suffered massive losses on Monday amid concerns over the economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak.

Around 5:40 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures indicated an implied open of less than 50 points. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures were also higher.

Mar 17 03:43

Coronavirus market rout threatens to wipe out Trump’s stock market gains since his election

The month’s historic plunge in the stocks — including’s Thursday’s eye-popping 8% drop — has eviscerated market gains under President Trump.
What was once a 61% Dow gain since the election on Feb. 12 has evaporated to far thinner 18.2% rally as the index fell from 29,568 to around 21,654.
The dramatic fall in Dow (and S&P 500) gains since the president’s election came after the single worst week on Wall Street since the financial crisis.

Mar 17 03:31

The Profits of Doom

Recently I did a Twitter poll asking, "How Depressing is the recent market crash?"

250 readers responded. 27.6% said they were "totally bummed" (12.6%)

or moderately depressed (15%.)

51% were indifferent, presumably not invested.

Surprisingly 21.3% were "elated" because they were "short" the market and made a killing.

This raises a classic moral dilemma. Is it immoral to profit from social and economic chaos?

Mar 17 03:27

Economic Effect of Coronavirus Could Be Revolutionary

Coronavirus and globalism will teach us vital lessons. The question is whether we can learn vital lessons that do not serve the ruling interest groups and ideologies.

Coronavirus will teach us that a country without free national health care is severely handicapped. Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. They cannot afford health care premiums, deductions, and copays. Millions have no insurance. This means millions of people infected with coronavirus who cannot get medical help. The morbidity from this is intolerable in any society.

Mar 17 03:25

When the Coronavirus Scare Is Over, Economic Armageddon Will Remain!

“Only a psychopath would ever think of doing these things, only a psychopath would dream of abusing other people in such a way, only a psychopath would treat people as less than human just for money. The shocking truth is, even though they now have most if not all of the money, they want still more, they want all of the money that you have left in your pockets, they want it all because they have no empathy with other people, with other creatures, they have no feeling for the world which they exploit, they have no love or sense of being or belonging for their souls are dead, dead to all things but greed and a desire to rule over others.” ~ Arun D. Ellis, Corpalism

Mar 16 22:24

Russia Strikes Back Where It Hurts: American Oil

March 17, 2020
12:01 am
Scott Ritter

Russia and Saudi Arabia are engaged in an oil price war that has sent shockwaves around the world, causing the price of oil to tumble and threatening the financial stability, and even viability, of major international oil companies.

Mar 16 21:30

Whoops! A holiday missed! Remembering Liberty and Patrick!

Ireland and her people have always and nearly constantly battled against others to win and keep their liberty. For all of recorded history, Irish patriots have been challenged by internal tyrants and bandits (often with little to tell the two apart). The Emerald Isle has been a constant attraction to invaders, including Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Danes and other Vikings, the Norman French and last (and longest), their English and Scots neighbors. Other, more subtle invasions have been a problem as well. In modern times, the submission of Ireland to the European Union is such a problem. But there are more forms of tyranny. These include organized religion: churches. Specifically the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland (part of the Church of England – Anglican).

Mar 16 21:21

Detect, Deter and Annihilate: How the Police State Will Deal with a Coronavirus Outbreak

By John W. Whitehead
March 16, 2020

“Fear is a primitive impulse, brainless as hunger, and because the aim of horror fiction is the production of the deepest kinds of fears, the genre tends to reinforce some remarkably uncivilized ideas about self-protection. In the current crop of zombie stories, the prevailing value for the beleaguered survivors is a sort of siege mentality, a vigilance so constant and unremitting that it’s indistinguishable from the purest paranoia.”— Terrence Rafferty, New York Times

What do zombies have to do with the U.S. government’s plans for dealing with a coronavirus outbreak?

Read on, and I’ll tell you.

Mar 16 20:58

Why Is Italy a Target?

In "The Conspirators' Hierarchy: the Committee of 300", (1992) John Coleman said the first two targets of the Illuminati are US and Italy: the first because US is the most powerful and richest nation in the World; the second for its long Catholic tradition and its central place in western civilization.

Until the 80's, Italy was the fourth economy in the World. Only US, Japan and Germany were more powerful. Then, Italy had 9 hospital beds per 100.000 people. The North of the country had really the best health care system in the World when I was a child. If this coronavirus epidemic had happened in the 80's, Italy could have the possibility to manage the situation without draconian measures. But now, after the budget limitations imposed by European Union, even if Italy is a net contributor for it (we give Europe Union more money than we receive), we were forced to cut the budget for our national health care system which now is close to collapse.

Mar 16 09:56

Chaos, Viruses & Cash is Not Trash but King

Mar 16 09:47

Ron Paul on the Slippery Slope of Mandated Vaccination

No matter your stance on vaccination, every American should be stopping to consider the ramifications of any forced medical procedure or medication in this nation. The fact the your government can hold your job, schooling or hard earned benefits hostage of lack of a commercial product with risk, questionable efficacy and zero corporate liability which combats a tiny percentage of infectious disease that pales when compared to the litany of medical ills that ravage our population is contrary to our nation's very DNA.

Mar 16 09:16

US military sends airborne assault forces to Iraq: report

The Screaming Eagles are going to Iraq.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The U.S. military has sent one of their primary ground assault forces to Iraq, following an attack on their troops at the Taji Base last week, an Iraqi military source told Sputnik Arabic on Saturday.

Mar 16 08:12

Economic Effect of Coronavirus Could Be Revolutionary

Paul Craig Roberts

Coronavirus and globalism will teach us vital lessons. The question is whether we can learn vital lessons that do not serve the ruling interest groups and ideologies.

Coronavirus will teach us that a country without free national health care is severely handicapped. Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. They cannot afford health care premiums, deductions, and copays. Millions have no insurance. This means millions of people infected with coronavirus who cannot get medical help. The morbidity from this is intolerable in any society.

Shutdowns associated with efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus will deny income to millions of Americans who live paycheck to paycheck. What do they do for food, shelter, transportation? You don’t have to think very long along these lines to see a very frightening scenario.

Mar 16 08:09

How Many People Have Coronavirus?

The majority of the people stripping items off store shelves know nothing about the virus, and if they did, they wouldn’t care. They’re acting like frothing marauders because other people are, too. “I’ve got to get paper towels and pet food because everyone else is hoarding them.”

Now there’s REAL contagion.Quarantines, lockdowns, the advice to maintain “social distancing,” and wall-to-wall propaganda about “transmission of the virus” have resulted in mass cancelation of public events and the shuttering of large venues. Untold numbers of small businesses are in serious trouble.

This is a direct attack on the economy. It is also a ripping of the right to “peaceably assemble,” one of the natural freedoms embodied in the 1st Amendment to the Constitution. As usual, “the threat to public safety and health” is invoked to override freedoms and rights.

Mar 16 08:05

1918 Spanish Flu historical documentary | Swine Flu Pandemic | Deadly plague of 1918

My great gramps died from this in 1918. The center of this epidemic was Camp Funston on the Fort Riley Reservation. Got my discharge at Riley many,many years ago.

Historical documentary about 1918 Swine Flu or Spanish Flu and the role of World War I in spreading the disease among troops making it into a worldwide plague of devastating proportions. The video covers where it began, how and where it spread, the symptoms, how it affected America and whether it could happen again. The music is “Blood and Ivory Keys” by 19between.

Mar 16 06:18

Dow futures plunge 1,000 points after Fed cuts interest rate to zero

Global stock markets plunged Monday as investors were unnerved by drastic action from the US Federal Reserve to cushion the blow from coronavirus and as data showed the outbreak has caused an unprecedented economic collapse in China.

Markets were battered across Asia, with Australia's benchmark index crashing nearly 10% in its worst day on record. In Europe, London's FTSE 100 (UKX) fell 7% in early trading, while France's CAC 40 (CAC40) and Germany's DAX (DAX) dropped roughly 9%.

US markets were poised to suffer heavy losses. Dow (INDU) futures were last down 1,041 points, or about 4.5%. S&P 500 (SPX) futures slumped 4.8%, while Nasdaq (COMP) futures shed 4.5%. There are now more than 3,000 cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States, according to government agencies and the CDC.

Mar 16 06:12

Putin Unleashes Strategic Hell on the U.S.

I am an avid board game player. I’m not much for the classics like chess or go, preferring the more modern ones. But, regardless, as a person who appreciates the delicate balance between strategy and tactics, I have to say I am impressed with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s sense of timing.

Because if there was ever a moment where Putin and Russia could inflict maximum pain on the United States via its Achilles’ heel, the financial markets and its unquenchable thirst for debt, it was this month just as the coronavirus was reaching its shores.

Like I said, I’m a huge game player and I especially love games where there is a delicate balance between player power that has to be maintained while it’s not one’s turn. Attacks have to be thwarted just enough to stop the person from advancing but not so much that they can’t help you defend on the next player’s turn.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have always seen Putin as a master chess player on the geopolitical stage, and no where did this become more apparent than his economic moves last week; unfortunately, the guy is generally 40 moves ahead of the entire US government, and that.... is a problem for the US government.

Mar 15 20:44

Just released implosion

Mar 15 13:53

Russian military expert on biological weapons asks investigation in US laboratories for the production of Covid 19

A former member of the United Nations Committee on Biological Weapons, the military expert Igor Nikulin, declared that the virus “COVID-19” in its current form cannot appear naturally, but is mostly manufactured in laboratory .

Mar 15 13:40

Event 201 Global Pandemic

Did you know that Bill & Melinda Gates, the CIA, the World Economic Forum, Bloomber / Johns Hopkins, the UN Foundation & more ran a scenario for a Cor-na Virus Pandemic in December 2019? I have clips from that event to share with you as well as other shocking material.

Mar 15 13:11

Unprecedented Decline: How Bad Will It Get?

Mar 15 13:05

Viral Marketing

Using video of their Event 201 Pandemic strategy session, I show you how Global Organizations planned to dominate the messaging in the event of a global outbreak. We are living through that strategy right now.

Mar 15 12:53

Oscar Launches First Testing Center Locator for COVID-19

The Kushner brothers own this company. I smell 3 big rats!

NEW YORK, March 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Oscar, a tech-driven health insurance company, launched the first testing center locator for COVID-19 in the U.S., featuring more than 100 centers today. It is accessible to the general public and more testing centers are being added every day.

The testing center locator is the latest update to the tools Oscar is developing in response to member needs as the outbreak evolves. The tool builds on the insurer's at-home risk assessment survey, also launched this week. Here's a step-by-step look at the consumer journey to coronavirus planning and care using Oscar's full-stack tech platform and advanced clinical capabilities:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/27/oscar-health-raises-165-million-at-3-p...

Mar 15 12:32

Iranian, Russian and Chinese Officials Claim COVID-19 Is A Biological Weapon

Regarding “peddling conspiracy theories”, Im not discussing suspicions raised by people on Reddit or 8 Chan, officials from world governments are saying it. Should I censor what these nation’s officials are claiming? When do I pick and choose which claim to cover and which to ignore? Just because you might not agree with the theory doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be heard. I’m firmly against censorship and think it’s best to be open minded enough to hear someone out no matter how crazy the theory may sound.

Mar 15 12:29

Coronavirus was produced in a laboratory: Former CIA intel officer

If the Chinese believe this whether true or not,we are heading for a war with China.

A former American counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the CIA has said that the “Coronavirus did not occur naturally through mutation but rather was produced in a laboratory, possibly as a biological warfare agent.”

Since the novel coronavirus outbreak began in China last December, it has infected more than 90,000 people globally and killed more than 3,000. The majority of cases and deaths remain in mainland China.

The death toll from the coronavirus in Iran, which has one of the highest numbers outside China, stood at 107, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said Thursday.

Mar 15 10:29

Bullshit is everywhere

You are being bullshitted,continuously and if you fall for it this time it is all over!

Bullshit is rampant. Parents are full of shit, teachers are full of shit, clergymen are full of shit, and law enforcement people are full of shit.

Mar 15 10:20

MIT Scientist Claims Coronavirus is a “Deep State Fraud”

Some people have this figured out and some don't and some are just NWO shills pushing the party line!

“As an MIT PhD in Biological Engineering who studies & does research nearly every day on the Immune System, the #coronavirus fear mongering by the Deep State will go down in history as one of the biggest fraud to manipulate economies, suppress dissent, & push MANDATED Medicine!” tweeted Ayyadurai.

Mar 15 10:14

UK to put all citizens over 70 into isolation for MONTHS as coronavirus spreads across the country

UK’s Health Secretary confirmed plans to isolate people aged over 70 for up to four months amid a coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to protect them, but critics say it may be a really bad idea.

Isolating the elderly is “clearly in the action plan” Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News, confirming earlier reports in the British media. “We will be setting it out with more detail when it's the right time to do,” he added, which may come within weeks.

Mar 15 10:13

Is This Like 2008?

Mar 15 09:43

Sports Ban is Blessing in Disguise

"They may have taken the first step to awakening the sleeping giant - the one great mass of people they've always been able to keep in a state of clueless distraction - the American sports fan."

For those in the truth movement, this is an unprecedented opportunity. A chance to reach millions of new readers and viewers. Without sports to distract them, people are going to have to go elsewhere to be entertained.

It was the Night Before Martial Law - A Poem by Mike Stone

Let's take an old virus, say for the common cold,
And rename it in a way that's shiny and bold.
We'll bend both the rules and the law willy-nilly,
We'll call it a pandemic and scare everyone silly.......

Mar 15 09:39

Your Papers Please — Italy Fights Coronavirus with Tyranny

Is it possible to stop the spread of SARS-CoV2 by erecting a police state? We are to believe that this worked in China, though truth is a flexible construct at best in communist nations. But now, Italy is implementing measures that would have made Il Duce blush.

Mar 15 09:32

FLASHBACK: Globalists Only Need One More Major Event To Finish Sabotaging The Economy

The goal of this war is NOT to balance the US trade deficit or pursue more fair circumstances for US exports and imports. The intention of the Trump Administration is NOT to fight back against Chinese “exploitation” of US markets, this kind of rhetoric is pure theater. Nor is it Trump’s intention to undermine globalist structures or agreements in order to bring back American manufacturing (a carrot that has been flaunted in front of American faces for a long time to lure them into supporting destructive policies such as dollar devaluation). On the contrary, the real purpose of Trump’s trade war is to provide a distraction massive enough to cover for the controlled demolition of the US economy and parts of the global economy by globalists and the central banks they control.

Mar 15 09:29

Woman who recovered from coronavirus says hysteria 'out of control': I don't get why the toilet paper is gone

Former coronavirus patient Jerri Jorgensen said Friday that the hysteria surrounding the coronavirus has “gotten out of control,” recalling when she was barred from a gym after undergoing quarantine.

“All the toilet paper being gone -- I don’t get the toilet paper,” Jorgensen told “Fox & Friends.”

Mar 15 08:14

White House Removes Public Health Experts from Coronavirus Discussions

The White House held dozens of meetings about coronavirus response that excluded government experts because the discussions were unnecessarily classified over the objections of HHS Secretary Alex Azar, reports Reuters. Experts were not just barred from speaking openly about what we knew about the emerging pandemic. Apparently, they weren’t even allowed in the room.

“It is not normal to classify discussions about a response to a public health crisis,” an unnamed official from the Republican George W. Bush administration told the wire service. Yet this is President Trump’s approach to nearly every public health and environmental threat: find some way to exclude the experts, stop them from speaking publicly, and make decisions in a vacuum. The deliberate sidelining of public health experts and science leads to bad policy, and ultimately, to more sickness and death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Will someone out there please tell me that this was a very bad, early April Fool's joke?!?

No, seriously, THIS WAS ACTUALLY ALLOWED TO HAPPEN?!?

When you don't have even adequate expertise at the table, and because this virus is so new, it's really hard to predict its trajectory, with any degree of confidence, the end-losers are the American people; so again, why did this happen, please?!?

Mar 15 05:30

The US Federal Reserve’s Baffling Response to the Coronavirus Explained

When the World Health Organization announced on February 24th that it was time to prepare for a global pandemic, the stock market plummeted. Over the following week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 3,500 points or over 10%. In an attempt to contain the damage, on March 3rd the Federal Reserve slashed the fed funds rate from 1.5% to 1.0%, in their first emergency rate move and biggest one-time cut since the 2008 financial crisis. But rather than reassuring investors, the move fueled another panic sell-off.

Exasperated commentators on CNBC wondered what the Fed was thinking. They said a half point rate cut would not stop the spread of the coronavirus or fix the broken Chinese supply chains that are driving US companies to the brink.

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