To hear Sean Hannity tell it, you would think that Donald Trump single-handedly revived America’s oil patch and energy sector and made the US energy independent after decades of heavy import dependency. Alas, he did no such thing. Mr. Market did—with considerable help from the money-printers at the Fed (see below). The fact is, the […]Read More »
Articles by David Stockman
However, there are transgenic mice that express human ACE2.
The first of these transgenic mice, known as K18-hACE2, was developed in 2007. Other transgenic mice with human ACE2 have been created since then. At least two recent studies have shown that transgenic mice with human ACE2 are easily infected and killed by SARS-CoV-2:
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/01/23/peter-daszak-coronavirus-origin.aspx?ui=0c8e03cd7e4b49aa73f60287e44402019fabaefbd269b7bb91f335f97c8de7a4&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20210123&mid=DM783152&rid=1066374477Read More »
….while the thousands of massed national guard troops signaled the paranoia crackling under the surface as Ol’ White Joe Biden stepped forward to commence his party’s punishments against the unWoke (disguised as a call for “unity”). He was surrounded by a virtual wax museum of Deep Staters salivating for the upcoming blood-feast: The Obamas, Hillary and Bill (nodding off), Nancy, Chuck, Mitch… but just who was the Asian chap sitting behind the man-of-the-hour? Secret Service? Or his new minder (courtesy of Uncle Xi)?
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/01/james-howard-kunstler/rough-ridin-with-biden/Read More »
Bitter-enders like Sean Hannity have taken to recounting the Orange Man’s lost glory, Among these are the Greatest Economy Ever, National Energy Independence and the purported remarkable success of Operation Warp Speed in swiftly producing a vaccine against the “Wuhan Virus”. Alas, would that it were. Unfortunately, as in the case of the Donald’s claim […]Read More »
Wall Street, Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley are swimming in cash and prosperity. 2020 could not have gone better for the country’s elites. The vast majority of Americans, on the other hand, have been forced into financial, physical, and emotional ruin. 2020 served as the year that government dictates — purposed with fighting a disease with a 99.8% recovery rate — manifested unprecedented wealth inequality, and created health issues far more dangerous than COVID-19. The unintended consequences of “fighting a virus” with the power of government are now on display for the world to see.
https://www.aier.org/article/zoom-privilege-how-lockdowns-made-the-rich-richer/Read More »
The everlasting irony of Donald J. Trump’s presidency is this: He had all the right enemies, but virtually without exception made all the wrong decisions during his hapless four-year sojourn in the Oval Office. The list of his enemies is enough to make any right-thinking supporter of peace, prosperity and liberty proud. That starts with […]Read More »
“they have also kindled two dangerous ideas: that fiscal deficits don’t matter, and that no matter how much debt is outstanding, we can effortlessly, safely, and reliably pile on more.”
Crucially, Klarman warns that:
“The market’s usual role in price discovery has effectively been suspended.”
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/price-discovery-has-simply-vanished-bauposts-klarman-blasts-800lb-gorilla-fed-dangerouslyRead More »
Underlying all of this are immediate insinuations that anyone questioning any of this must, by virtue of these doubts, harbor sympathy for the Terrorists and their neo-Nazi, white supremacist ideology. Liberals have spent so many years now in a tight alliance with neocons and the CIA that they are making the 2002 version of John Ashcroft look like the President of the (old-school) ACLU.
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/01/no_author/the-new-domestic-war-on-terror-is-coming/Read More »
Tests with thresholds so high may detect not just live virus but also genetic fragments, leftovers from infection that pose no particular risk — akin to finding a hair in a room long after a person has left, Dr. Mina said.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/health/coronavirus-testing.htmlRead More »
There is a dangerous pathogen at loose in America, and Covid-19 can’t really hold a candle to it. We are referring to the most maniacal outburst of stock market speculation to ever come down the pike, culminating it today’s riotous 2% upward rip of the NASDAQ from its already lunatic level in the nose-bleed section […]Read More »
Just call it the-pot-calling-the-kettle black day and be done with it. Janet Yellen is baaaack, and here’s the preposterous hypocrisy she delivered at her Senate confirmation hearing today: Well before Covid-19 infected a single American, we were living in a K-shaped economy, one where wealth built on wealth while working families fell further and further […]Read More »
The Big Tech Five have become a clear and present threat to free expression and democratic governance not because they are monopolies. Rather, it’s because they are so vastly overvalued by the central-bank-enabled casino on Wall Street that their managers and executives have been unshackled from the job of profit maximization to indulge in political […]Read More »
Apparently jolted by the fact Newsmax has skyrocketed to become the 4th highest-rated cable news channel in the country, the liberal CNN is decrying what it calls Newsmax’s “election denialism” and is seeking to have it “deplatformed” from cable and satellite systems across the nation.
https://www.newsmax.com/us/cnn-cancel-culture-big-tech-censorship/2021/01/17/id/1006021/Read More »
It’s a difficult thing to fathom, what with the economic collapse and the surge in the ranks of the jobless, the homeless and the hungry. But there’s a whole class of people — at least the top 20% or so of earners — who’ve had to worry little about such matters.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-17/the-rich-are-minting-money-in-the-pandemic-like-never-before?utm_source=pocket-newtab&sref=PnLZeVWMRead More »
Hey Goldman Not Geniuses: Do You Suppose $3 Trillion Of US Treasury Borrowing Might Have Something To Do With It?8 days ago
To help readers to understand why QE will fail, this article describes how its objectives have changed from stimulating the economy by raising asset prices, to financing rapidly increasing government budget deficits. It walks the reader through the inflationary differences between QE subscribed to by banks and by non-bank financial institutions, such as pension funds and insurance companies.
https://www.goldmoney.com/research/goldmoney-insights/the-destructive-force-and-failure-of-qeRead More »
After digging deeper into these claims, I found that they are not only incredibly exaggerated and don’t hold up to much scrutiny, but even more disturbingly, seem to be part of an information operation similar to what has embroiled the FBI in many controversies over the past several years.
The Boogaloo movement has been the subject of intense interest for the FBI, which appears to have thoroughly infiltrated the organization with undercover operatives and confidential informants. Over the past year, Boogaloo members have been arrested in countless sting operations. They’ve been charged with a variety of actions resulting from sting operations, from select members allegedly attempting to join the Hamas terrorist organization, to others seeking to “kidnap” Michigan Gov. Gretchen
Whatever the exact number, the exodus — which began when COVID-19 hit the city in early spring — is much greater than in prior years. From just March through July, there were 244,895 change of address requests to destinations outside the city, more than double the 101,342 during the same period in 2019.
https://nypost.com/2020/11/14/new-stats-reveal-massive-nyc-exodus-amid-coronavirus-crime/Read More »
With age-wide lockdown measures—including restrictions on school, business and worship activities—we are protecting low-risk university students and young professionals such as bankers, lawyers, journalists and scientists who can work from home. Meanwhile, older and high-risk members of the working class are being exposed to the virus and risking their lives while generating the population immunity that will eventually protect us all.
https://www.newsweek.com/we-should-focus-protecting-vulnerable-covid-infection-opinion-1543225Read More »
The dysfunctional budgeting process was on full display during the last week of 2020 when lawmakers crammed through a $740 billion defense funding deal as part of a massive $2.3 trillion spending bonanza. This included $696 billion for the Pentagon, and the rest for non-DoD spending like the nation’s nuclear weapons program under the Department of Energy. Members of Congress didn’t have all that much time to speed read through the bill’s more than 5,500 pages, allowing special interests to insert massive giveaways to the military-industrial complex. One government watchdog called the overstuffed stimulus package “a sweetheart deal for defense contractors.”Read More »
The striking red line in the chart below is the ultimate manifestation of our boiling frogs metaphor. It is flat as a board and depicts the net income of the Almighty Apple Inc since September 2012. The embedded annualized growth rates (CAGRs) compute to, well, snoozers: Eight-year: +4.1%; Three-year: +5.9%; Two-year: -1.7%; One-year: +3.9% So […]Read More »
The political hysteria unleashed by last week’s clash at the Capitol between police and Trump protestors poses a growing danger to Americans’ constitutional rights. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer ludicrously compared the ruckus to Pearl Harbor – a “day of infamy.” Schumer complained that the “temple to democracy was desecrated… our offices vandalized” and that rioters were able to “stalk these hallowed halls.” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) compared an incursion that broke some windows and furniture with the 1814 British invasion that torched the Capitol.
https://www.aier.org/article/congressional-hypocrisy-and-the-crackdown/Read More »
The Mayor of the capital was joined by London Councils to urge Boris Johnson to immediately implement stricter coronavirus measures – including closing places of worship – or risk putting an “unsustainable strain” on the NHS and public services.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says lockdown needs to be tougher (Image: Getty Images)
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/sadiq-khan-calls-immediate-new-23308900Read More »
In 2020, beliefs about how to handle a new virus shifted massively. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, mainstream epidemiology and public health entities doubted – or even rejected – the efficacy of lockdowns and mass quarantines because they were considered ineffective. This all changed in March 2020, when sentiment flipped in support of lockdown measures.
https://www.aier.org/article/what-they-said-about-lockdowns-before-2020/Read More »
The COVID pandemic has caused the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us to grow larger than it ever has been before. Thanks to the hyperinflationary policies of the Federal Reserve and our politicians in Washington, stock prices have soared to unprecedented heights in recent months. This pushed the wealth of the uber-rich to dizzying heights, but for the rest of the country 2020 was an unmitigated nightmare.
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/655-people-have-4-trillion-in-wealth-200-million-cant-cover-a-1000-expense/Read More »