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Mike Krieger: “We Can Do A Lot Better Than This”

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

 

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The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear.

Politics is absolutely hopeless. That’s why everything has gone wrong. You have ninety-nine percent of the people thinking “politics,” and hollering and yelling. And that won’t get you anywhere. Hollering and yelling won’t get you across the English Channel. It won’t reach from continent to continent; you need electronics for that, and you have to know what you’re doing. Evolution has been at work doing all these things so it is now possible. Nobody has consciously been doing it. The universe is a lot bigger than you and me. We didn’t invent it. If you take all the machinery in the world and dump it in the ocean, within months more than half of all humanity will die and within another six months they’d almost all be gone; if you took all the politicians in the world, put them in a rocket, and sent them to the moon, everyone would get along fine.

– Quotes by Buckminster Fuller

When thinking about the financial crisis of nearly a decade ago, many people wrongly focus on the event itself as opposed to the response. I’m of the view that the most destructive aspect of that grotesque period of American history wasn’t the collapse itself, but the government and central bank response to it. (more…)

Man Threatens Mass Murder At CNN Headquarters Over “Fake News”

The FBI arrested a Michigan man late Monday after he threatened to travel to CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta and commit mass murder, CBS  reported.

According to federal court documents, Brandon Griesemer made 22 calls to CNN earlier this month. Griesemer, 19, lives just outside Detroit, the Post  reported. “Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down,” the man told an operator at the network, among various other unpleasant things.

He then called again, saying, “I’m smarter than you. More powerful than you. I have more guns than you. More manpower. Your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours.”

He wasn’t that much smarter, however, and investigators were able to quickly trace the caller and stop him before he was able to carry out the attack. He’s been released on $10,000 unsecured bond.

After news about the arrest broke, a number of CNN anchors and reporters raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s rallying cry of “Fake News,” which they blame for stoking animosity against media organizations.

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North Korea Mocks The US: ‘Americans Are Trembling With Fear’

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North Korea has pushed tensions to a new high in their recent mocking of the United States over the false missile alert accidentally issued by Hawaii. The tyrannical regime claims that Americans are “trembling with fear” in the wake of Hawaii’s mistake.

In case you haven’t heard by now, the state of Hawaii accidentally sent out an emergency alert which stated there was an incoming missile. Hawaiians were seen shoving their children in storm drains and in a state of panic until they were assured that the warning was a mistake. And now, North Korea is mocking the state of fear experienced by those living in the island state.

According to Fox News, in one of its typically bombastic statements, the state-run Korean Central News Agency scoffed at the U.S. for the January 13 alert Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency accidentally sent out to residents stating a ballistic missile was heading to the island.

The U.S.…is now on jitters, being seized by ‘fear of the north’s missiles.’ A ballistic missile threat warning was released throughout Hawaii, U.S. by a mistake recently,” Tuesday’s statement said. “It is none other than the U.S. which is trembling with fear, stricken by extreme horror and pressure even by a single message and by a flash in the sky.” 

The mindset of the panic-stricken Americans is that the higher the level of confrontation with the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], the world-level nuclear power and a rocket power, the higher the level of disaster to be inflicted upon them,” the statement said.

The statement from North Korea also warned about a “higher level of disaster” that would be inflicted on Americans if officials within the United States engaged in any further confrontation with Kim Jong Un’s dictatorial regime.

North Korea is known for their outlandish statements.  They have once said that Donald Trump is sentenced to death for hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK. 

 

Iran Threatened US Navy Ships During Massive War Drills

In the latest indication that a full-blown conflict between Iran and the US is just one false-flagged provocation away, on Monday Iranian military leaders claimed that they threatened two US Navy ship in international waters amid a series of new war drills being carried out by the Islamic Republic, according to regional reports and the Washington Free Beacon.

According to Fars news agency, as Iran was carrying out a several day-long series of war drills in the Sea of Oman off the country’s southern border, the local military claimed it had threatened and chased away two US coalition ships.

U.S. military officials confirmed they were in contact with Iranian forces: “One U.S. warship operating in the Gulf of Oman received a transmission from Iranian maritime forces announcing an Iranian exercise,” Cmdr. William Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, told the Free Beacon Monday evening. The US ship then continued to carry out its mission, despite the Iranian contact and did not alter its course.

Meanwhile, the Iranian version of events was slightly different, with military leaders claiming that two U.S.-led warships were instructed to leave the waters where the drills were being held after they were detected by drone surveillance.

 

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Is Michael Snyder The Most Pro-Trump Candidate For Congress In The Entire Country?

The 2018 mid-term elections are going to be all about Donald Trump, and Republican candidates all over the nation need to make it clear where they stand.  Either you are with Trump and want to support his agenda, or you are running for Congress for some other reason.  Personally, I am making it exceedingly clear where I stand.  My new campaign signs have “Vote Pro-Trump” emblazoned right across the top, and the first thing that visitors to my campaign website see is a pro-Trump slogan.  Trump supporters all over Idaho are pouring into our campaign, and many of them are extremely enthusiastic.  In fact, one of our supporters made some incredibly funny modifications to our new campaign sign, and you can see his work right here.  When Meranda saw that, she literally couldn’t stop laughing.  And without a doubt that meme is quite over the top, but it just illustrates how people are feeling about our campaign.

I believe that any Republican that is running for Congress should be unashamedly pro-Trump, and I don’t understand those that are trying to distance themselves from the president.  Here in Idaho, a number of my opponents have absolutely no intention of helping Donald Trump once they get into office, and that is why it is so imperative that we win this race.  With less than four months to go, the numbers tell us that it is an extremely close race and up to two-thirds of the voters are still completely undecided.  We need your financial support to help reach those undecided voters, and if you would like to help, you can donate online right here.

There are some that are now calling me “the most pro-Trump candidate for Congress in America”, and it is a title that I am fully embracing.  I certainly don’t mean any disrespect to any of the other pro-Trump candidates that are running around the nation, and I hope that I end up having a lot of competition for that title.  We need to get President Trump as much help in Congress as possible, and I have been very open about the fact that I want to be Donald Trump’s best friend in Congress once I get there.

In just a few hours I will be getting on a plane.  I will be heading back down to south Idaho for yet another campaign trip, and we have a major campaign announcement tomorrow morning.

I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but let me just say that this is going to be huge.  We will be holding a press conference on the steps of the state capitol building in Boise at 9 AM on Wednesday morning.  If it is raining, we will move things inside, but at this point the forecast looks good.  Supporters from all over south Idaho will be there, and if you are free I would love for you to join us.

In addition, the first major candidate debate will be held on January 28th. It will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library from 1 PM to 3 PM, but we are encouraging our supporters to get there early because the good seating will go fast.  You can find more details about the event right here.

At this point, we pretty much know who is going to win about 90 percent of the races for the House and the Senate around the country.  We need to focus on the races that are still up for grabs, and my race is one of those.

Raul Labrador is moving on to run for governor, and so there is no incumbent in my race.  There are six people running to fill that seat, and the numbers tell us that name recognition for all of the candidates is extremely low with less than four months to go until May 15th.

If we can even get up to 30 percent cold name recognition, we win.  Right now the numbers tell us that we are about to pass several of the more established candidates in name recognition, and we have won the two most recent KIDO online polls by a very wide margin.  We need to get our message to more than 400,000 registered voters over the next four months if we want to win this thing, and we desperately need more resources.

We need to print up more signs, more brochures, more mailers and more bumper stickers.  Demand for campaign materials continues to grow, and that is a great problem to have.  On our official campaign website, you can donate via credit card, Paypal or by mailing us a check.  This is a practical way that you can contribute to the effort to take our government back.

If you live in Idaho, this is crunch time.  We need more volunteers, because the big push is right ahead of us.  If you would like to volunteer, you can find our online form right here.  I have been absolutely amazed at the incredible people that God has brought into this campaign, and it is a privilege just to get to spend time with this very special group.  If you want to get to know some of the most remarkable people that you have ever come across in your entire life, come and join us.

If you would like to keep up with the latest news from the campaign, the best way to do that is by regularly visiting our official Facebook campaign page.  We literally update it several times per day, and the latest updates will be posted there first.

When you stop by the page, please like, share and comment on the material that we post.  When people start engaging with our material, it sends a signal to Facebook that they should start showing it to more people.  And so when you like, share and comment, it helps get our message out to more potential voters.

And one thing that we want Trump voters all over the nation to understand is that the best way that they can support Trump right now is to support pro-Trump candidates for Congress.  Because our district is so heavily Republican, whoever wins the primary on May 15th is going to be the next member of Congress from this district.  And once someone gets in, it is nearly impossible to vote a Republican incumbent out in Idaho.

So the destiny of this seat in Congress for the next 20 years could be decided less than four months from now, and if we want a pro-Trump candidate to fill that seat we have got to win this campaign.

If you stand with President Trump, please prayerfully consider supporting us financially.  We desperately need more fuel in the tank, and even though we are winning the online polls, a couple of my opponents have built a little bit of a lead in fundraising.

You can help us close that gap by donating today.  The 2018 mid-term elections are the most important mid-term elections in modern American history, and the fate of the Trump movement hangs in the balance.

The future of our country is worth fighting for, and the decisions that we make now will determine what kind of a nation this will be for our children and our grandchildren.

In Liberty,

Michael Snyder

Peter Schiff: “We’re Near The Endgame… And Trump’s Gonna Be The Fall Guy”

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

Peter Schiff isn’t known for mincing words or sugarcoating the evidence.  The financial broker and economist said in an interview “the economy is going to blow up like a bomb,” and when that happens, Donald Trump will take all of the blame.

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Not even a full minute into an interview with Alex Jones of Info Wars, Schiff says “it’s not a good thing” that the economy is going to crash and burn. “Unfortunately, that’s what Trump has inherited from Obama. But it’s not even really just Obama, it’s the federal reserve. It’s the monetary policy that has been passed like a baton from Clinton to Bush to Obama and now to Trump. And we’re near the end of the game and unfortunately, Trump’s gonna be the fall guy.  This thing is all gonna collapse while he’s president.

The tax cuts will give Democrats a reason to blame the collapse all on the Republicans, says Schiff.And we are getting close to this collapse.

“The important thing, is if you look at what’s happening in the dollar, for example, last year was the first year in five years that the dollar went down and it was the biggest decline in 14 years. We has the biggest drop against the Chinese Yuan in nine years, and in fact, I think this year we’re gonna fall to an all time record low against the Yuan. I think we’re gonna hit record lows against other major currencies like Euro and the Yen maybe by 2019 or 2020. (more…)

WTI/RBOB Slide After Surprise Crude Inventory Build

Oil closed at a 3-year high heading into tonight’s inventory data, but WTI/RBOB faded after API reported a surprise crude build (after 9 straight weekly draws). Gasoline inventories rose for the 11th week as Cushing stores fell again.

Underpinning the price rally were also assurances from Russian and Saudi Arabian oil chiefs that a historic production accord by the world’s largest producers will endure.

The comments from Saudi Arabia and Russia quell investors’ “concerns about OPEC discipline deteriorating. That should be welcome news,” Paul Crovo, a Philadelphia-based oil and equity analyst at PNC Capital Advisors LLC, said by telephone. “Inventories continue to go down. That’s all good news.”

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  • Crude +4.755mm (-2mm exp) – biggest build since September
  • Cushing -3.572mm(-2.2mm exp)
  • Gasoline +4.117mm (+2.2mm exp) – 11th weekly draw in a row
  • Distillates -1. (more…)

Mueller Wants To Question Trump On Comey, Flynn Firings

Following the news earlier this month that special counsel Mueller is seeking to question President Trump – and following today’s NYT report that Mueller had interviewed AG Jeff Sessions – moments ago the Washington Post reported that Mueller wants to question Trump over his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey and the departure of former national security adviser Michael Flynn from the White House.

According to two WaPo sources, Trump’s legal team could present conditions for Trump to interview with Mueller’s investigators as soon as next week.

The Post also adds that Trump’s lawyers hope to have Trump answer some of Mueller’s questions in an in-person interview and some in writing.

Within the past two weeks, the special counsel’s office has indicated to the White House that the two central subjects that investigators wish to discuss with the president are the departures of Flynn and Comey and the events surrounding their firings.

Mueller has also reportedly expressed interest in Trump’s efforts to remove Jeff Sessions as attorney general or pressure him into quitting, “according to a person familiar with the probe who said the special counsel was seeking to determine whether there was a “pattern” of behavior by the president.”

Earlier this month, Trump declined to say whether he would grant an interview to Mueller and his team, deflecting questions on the topic by saying there had been “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

“We’ll see what happens,” Trump said when asked directly about meeting with the special counsel.

While Trump has told has allegedly told his lawyers that he is not worried about a face to face meeting with the special counsel, some of Trump’s close advisers and friends fear a face-to-face interview with Mueller could put the president in legal jeopardy.

A central worry, they say, is Trump’s lack of precision in his speech and his penchant for hyperbole.

Roger Stone, a longtime informal adviser to Trump, said he should try to avoid an interview at all costs, saying agreeing to such a session would be a “suicide mission.” “I find it to be a death wish. (more…)

“That Was Easy” Stocks Up, Bonds Up, Gold Up, Crypto Up… Dollar Down Again

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Nasdaq was the day’s big winner, Dow flatlined…

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Nasdaq was all about NFLX…

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Futures show the chaos best from the shutdown shrug and un-shutdown buying-panic…

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AAPL took another hit this afternoon on a JPM report and FANGs soared… again (after NFLX huge gains)

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Peak Hubris? Ray Dalio Mocks “Stupidity Of Holding Cash”

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,

Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio says investors in cash are going to feel pretty stupid.

Speaking at Davos, the head of world’s largest hedge fund says ‘If You’re Holding Cash, You’re Going to Feel Pretty Stupid’.

“We are in this Goldilocks period right now. Inflation isn’t a problem. Growth is good, everything is pretty good with a big jolt of stimulation coming from changes in tax laws,” Dalio said, referring to the health of the U.S. market as well as what he sees as an improving global economic climate.

The prominent investor, who runs the largest hedge fund in the world with about $150 billion in assets, says a “blowoff rally”, or melt-up as some refer to it, in which investors begin to rush into equities for fear of missing out on gains, will take the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, the S&P 500 index SPX, and the Nasdaq Composite Index to ever-new height.

Apparently, the blow-off top has not even started.

Worried about rising interest rates? The Fed will need to figure it out says Dalio.

Trigger Not Needed

Meanwhile, economist Robert Shiller says Stock Markets Don’t Need a ‘Trigger’ to Correct.

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