With the Austrian 100Y bond doubling in price in recent months, some were asking how long before the Trump administration against float the idea of ultra-long dated paper. We didn't have long to wait...
Bitcoin Back Above $10k As Fear/Greed Index Back To "Extreme Fear" Dec 2018 Lows
Today: “fear” Yesterday: “extreme fear”
Global bond yields have fallen to 120-year low; The last time global bond yields were this low, Winston Churchill was being captured, and then escaping, during the Anglo-Boer War.
It’s been 120 years since bond yields around the world were this low. That’s according to a calculation by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which uses average yields from a host of countries — the U.K, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, France and the U.S. — to arrive at the data... https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/global-bond-yields-have-fallen-to-120-year-low-the-last-time-global-bond-yields-were-this-low-winston-churchill-was-being-captured-and-then-escaping-during-the-anglo-boer-war/
Why I Thank God I am Not 25 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: Mr Armstrong, In this morning’s blog you stated that the Dems are trying to take control of the power in Chicago, which I assume is the plan for everywhere eventually. My question is; In your opinion is the fact they are being so blatant in their attack on our freedoms indicate that they are desperate or just arrogant and confident? JN
ANSWER: Unfortunately, the answer is yes they are desperate, but arrogant and have convinced themselves the rest of the world is evil. This is socialism collapsing because they have promised everything but funded nothing. Instead of looking at the problem, they think all they have to do is solve next month’s rent and worry about what comes later, later.
I know there are people who are extremely left and read this blog simply because they hate me and need something to rant about to others. But if we look just at the unfunded liabilities for pensions on a global scale, it will reach $400 trillion by the end of this cycle. There is certainly NO WAY this can be achieved if you confiscate absolutely every dime anyone has who earns more than $100,000 annually. We are in a total meltdown. They can rant all they want, but the math will catch up and their future will not exist. Their hatred of anyone who has more than them blinds them to their own demise.
I know they do not want to hear it and they just want their benefits at all costs. But this is how Empires, Nations, and City-States crumble to dust. I am sorry, but we cannot live in a financially fictional world. If we do not wake up soon, well, all I can say is thank God I am not 25. I feel like saying: “Please, Scotty beam me up!” https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/economics/why-i-thank-god-i-am-not-25/
Hezbollah Releases Rare Footage Showing Direct Hit On Israeli Warship
Video published after Hezbollah's Nasrallah claimed "all of Israeli is within range" of its missiles.
ALARM AS TRUMP REQUESTS PERMANENT REAUTHORIZATION OF NSA MASS SPYING PROGRAM EXPOSED BY SNOWDEN
Civil liberties groups and privacy advocates raised alarm Thursday after the Trump administration called on Congress to reauthorize an NSA mass surveillance program that was exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The New York Times, which obtained the Trump administration's request to Congress, reported that "the administration urged lawmakers to make permanent the legal authority for the National Security Agency to gain access to logs of Americans' domestic communications, the USA Freedom Act."
Leaked Documents Show White House is Planning Executive Order to Censor the Internet
...leaked documents show that the Trump administration is drafting an executive order that, if upheld by the courts, could essentially end free speech on the Internet. The draft order would put the FTC and the FCC, headed by its notoriously corrupt chairman Ajit Pai, in charge of monitoring and policing online speech on social media platforms, online forums, and more. It would give these bureaucratic government agencies unprecedented control over how Internet platforms moderate speech by allowing them to revoke the essential protections Congress laid out in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). CDA 230 is the basic law that makes it possible for online platforms to let users post our own content, and to make basic decisions about what types of content they as private entities want to host. Every meme, every social media post, every blog and user-created video on the Internet has been made possible by this crucial free speech protection.
In practice, this executive order would mean that whichever political party is in power could dictate what speech is allowed on the Internet. If the government doesn’t like the way a private company is moderating content, they can shut their entire website down. The administration claims it’s trying to stop private companies from silencing speech—but this plan would create terrifying new censorship powers for the government to do just that. And the White House isn’t alone in promoting this misguided idea, some top Democrats have also called for weakening CDA 230. The draft order has already been resoundingly condemned by First Amendment and free speech experts from across the political spectrum. Regardless of your politics, regardless of how you feel about the president, this is a terrible idea that will have the exact opposite impact of its stated purpose of protecting free speech... https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/leaked-documents-show-white-house-is-planning-executive-order-to-censor-the-internet/
Rand Paul: "Left Wing Mob Wishes I Was Dead"
“Who are these people?” (Some are named - this is very sick)
Corrupt FBI was running a treasonous espionage operation against Trump… and it’s all about to come out
By now it should be obvious to fair-minded, thinking Americans concerned about the loss of trust in our country’s governing institutions that elements of the Obama administration and careerists in the Deep State conspired to keep Donald Trump out of the White House — and when that didn’t work, to undermine him and his administration with the goal of ousting him from office. That’s the essence of the “Spygate” scandal, and the evidence that it accrued is, by now, irrefutable. But just when you think you’ve seen all the damning evidence, something new bubbles up to the surface, compliments of continued dogged pursuit of all the facts by journalists and groups committed to the defense of our republic... https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/corrupt-fbi-was-running-a-treasonous-espionage-operation-against-trump-and-its-all-about-to-come-out/
New York medical examiner: Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide
(50 yars ago we had the MAGIC BULLET - now it's the MAGIC PAPER BED SHEET) Jeffrey Epstein's death was officially ruled a suicide Friday evening, as the New York City medical examiner's office said the jet-setting financier and accused child sex trafficker hanged himself in his jail cell. The autopsy was completed on Sunday. Dr. Barbara Sampson said that "after careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings, the determination on the death of Jeffrey Epstein" was that its "cause" was "hanging" and its "manner" was "suicide," according to a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner. The medical examiner's office said Epstein appeared to have tied a bedsheet to the top of a bunk bed and then moved toward the floor with enough force to break bones in his neck, according to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal...https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/new-york-medical-examiner-jeffrey-epstein-died-by-suicide
SILICON VALLEY WANTS TO READ YOUR MIND – HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED
Not content with monitoring almost everything you do online, Facebook now wants to read your mind as well. The social media giant recently announced a breakthrough in its plan to create a device that reads people’s brainwaves to allow them to type just by thinking. And Elon Musk wants to go even further. One of the Tesla boss’s other companies, Neuralink, is developing a brain implant to connect people’s minds directly to a computer.
PRESCRIPTION INFANT FORMULAS FOUND TO BE CONTAMINATED WITH ALUMINUM
You may not think aluminum is a big deal, but it is. For anybody who has looked into aluminum toxicology, it’s quite clear and apparent that it has no place inside of any living biological organism. Putting it simply, it wreaks havoc on our biology. High amounts of aluminum have been found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, with experts in the field believing that aluminum brain accumulation may be one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease.
Asians in San Francisco Stocking up on Guns to combat Gang Violence
“If the police [are] not able to enforce the law, if the victims are not protected and we have been victimized, again and again, and again, it’s about time for us to unify and see how we can protect themselves,” Sunset District resident Wendy Wong told the San Francisco Examiner. Wong, 32, is part of the Coalition for Good Neighborhoods, which have been organizing gun education meetings for the Chinese community in the city. Wong, who has already hosted one such meeting, claimed that at least 200 people on her WeChat group have expressed interest in gun ownership. She pointed out that is not a “pro-gun” person at all, but the recent attacks “paralyzed” the Chinese community with fear... https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/asians-in-san-francisco-stocking-up-on-guns-to-combat-gang-violence/