14 Aug 2019

Enjoy The Calm While It Lasts
From the Xi end of things we see a US that can’t stick to a tough policy; is afraid of its own consumers; is terrified of the stock market; and which won’t take a stand over Hong Kong.

Main yield curve inverts as 2-year yield tops 10-year rate, triggering recession warning
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note broke below the 2-year rate early Wednesday, an odd bond market phenomenon that has been a reliable, albeit early, indicator for economic recessions.

Guards Were Sleeping During Epstein’s Alleged Suicide, Then Falsified Records To Cover It Up
When the guards awakened after not checking on Epstein for three hours to discover, to their horror, that Epstein had apparently committed suicide, they decided to falsify records to cover their tracks, something that could draw criminal charges, per the NYT. Ladies and gentlemen, have we found our patsies? Ghislaine Maxwell, is nowhere to be found.

US and Britain discuss trade deal that could take effect on November 1
Britain and the United States are discussing a partial trade accord that could take effect on November 1, the day after Britain is due to leave the European Union, a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday. During a visit to London, US national security adviser John Bolton discussed with British trade minister Liz Truss the possibility of the two countries` leaders signing a road map declaration towards a trade deal. That could take place at this month`s G7 summit meeting in France, the official said.

Japan temple puts faith in robot priest, faces criticism
A 400-year-old temple in Japan is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion — despite critics comparing the android to “Frankenstein’s monster.” The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, and its human colleagues predict that with artificial intelligence it could one day acquire unlimited wisdom. “This robot will never die, it will just keep updating itself and evolving,” priest Tensho Goto told AFP.

Erdogan May Buy Russian Fighter Jets After Trump Refused him F-35s
Turkey doubled-down on its controversial decision to acquire Russian S-400 air-defense systems by setting out to acquire Russian Sukhoi SU-35 fighter jets. Last month, Turkey finalized a $2.5 billion deal with Russia and acquired the first S-400 systems. The purchase was in response to the U.S. delaying an acceptable alternative. Turkey is a member of the Northern Alliance Treaty Organization (NATO) and acquiring Russian weaponry is problematic, making their systems operationally incompatible with those of the other NATO nations. The acquisition of Russian hardware has raised doubts about the future of Turkey as a NATO member.

Recent Wave of Anti-Semitism in U.S. Hinted by Prophet Jeremiah
Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, a well-known mystic rabbi in Israel, noted in his weekly sermon that this rise in anti-Semitism will only get worse as the Messiah approaches. “Anti-Semitism in the world is terrifying,” Rabbi Ben Artzi said on Friday. “The non-Jews in the world feel that the Messiah needs to come out and they are going crazy. The anti-Semitism will continue to increase. Even when the non-Jews attack other non-Jews it is a warning to the Jews. This will not cease until the last Jew comes to Israel.”

Richard Gere, Italy’s Salvini clash over migrant ship
Hollywood star Richard Gere on Saturday urged the Italian government to stop “demonising people” and instead help migrants who have been stranded on a Spanish charity boat … Salvini, who this week pushed through parliament tougher sanctions on charity ships that seek to bring migrants rescued at sea to Italy, was quick to reply.“Given this generous millionaire is voicing concern for the fate of the Open Arms migrants, we thank him: he can take back to Hollywood, on his private plane, all the people aboard and support them in his villas. Thank you Richard!” he said in a statement.

Video shows Chinese military building up outside Hong Kong’s border
China may be preparing to take military action against Hong Kong as Chinese paramilitary forces have assembled only 18 miles from Hong Kong in the city of Shenzhen on Tuesday. Video on Chinese state media showed troop carrier vehicles traveling to the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center near the Hong Kong border in preparation for military exercises amid Hong Kong’s public crisis of ongoing large scale protests, the Independent reported Tuesday.

Monsters, men and magic: why feminists turned to witchcraft to oppose Trump
Whether it’s hexing the president, chatting in WhatsApp covens or featuring in TV reboots, radicalised women have been finding strength in the ancient pagan arts. the idea that, by gathering together and hatching plots, women might obtain heretofore unthinkable power – has also fuelled much feminist organising throughout history. The San Francisco Bay area… saw an explosion of neo-pagan traditions, including the witches’ coven that initiated Miriam Simos, ….

US Border Patrol Comes Under Cartel Gunfire On Rio Grande
United States Border Patrol agents came under fire from members of Mexican cartels Friday in Texas while making rounds on the Rio Grande. The agents were conducting a morning patrol by boat near Fronton, Texas, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, when they reported shots fired from the Mexican riverbank. CBP reported multiple shooters, armed with automatic rifles, fired more than 50 rounds at the watercraft, making contact several times.

Report: ‘Shrieking’ Heard from Epstein’s Cell the Morning He Died
A new report is adding to the questions surrounding Saturday’s jail cell death of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. CBS has reported that on the morning Epstein died, there was “shouting and shrieking from his jail cell.” It was further revealed in an account by The New York Times that one of the guards watching Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on the night he died was not a regular corrections officer.

Is Biden The Manchurian Candidate?
Like a cross between Mr. Magoo and Homer Simpson, Biden’s verbal stumbles make many Dems cringe…

Hong Kong’s Date With Martial Law (Pt 1)- America You Are Next!
The specter of martial law is going to rear its head all across the planet as the spirit of populism and popular uprisings is upon us. What is happening across the planet is also happening in America. What’s going on in foreign lands is also going to happen here is the extreme Left gets there way.

FBI investigating shooting into two ICE offices in San Antonio as a ‘targeted attack’
FBI officials said on Tuesday they have opened an investigation into shots fired into Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in San Antonio. Authorities described it as a “targeted attack” against federal employees.

Meanwhile, This Is What LGBTQ Organizations Are Doing to Society
LGBTQ organizations are quietly going about their work dismantling ethical norms, making a mockery of education, ruining innocent people’s lives and destroying children’s innocence. If you think this is overstated, here are some examples:

OUTRAGEOUS! Pope Francis Compares Matteo Salvini’s “Italians First” Language to Nazis
In May Italian media reported Pope Francis would not meet with Lega (League) Party leader and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini.

Pro-life movie ‘Unplanned’ takes No. 1 spot on Amazon’s Best Sellers Drama DVDs
On Monday afternoon, “Unplanned” became the #1 Best Seller overall for DVD’s on Amazon. The DVD release of the pro-life “Unplanned” movie has topped the Amazon Best Selling Drama charts.

1m evacuated, at least 184 dead as monsoon floods sweep India, South Asia News & Top Stories
The Indian authorities have moved about a million people into emergency camps in recent days, as the death toll from monsoon floods jumped yesterday to at least 184.

IL Governor Signs Bill Mandating LGBT History Curriculum in All Public Schools
Illinois has passed a law requiring “LGBT history” to be taught in all public schools.Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D – IL) signed House Bill 246 on August 9 with the objective of encouraging a more diverse history curriculum.

All Across The Planet, Humanity Is Fighting For The Right To Exist
Populism is sweeping the planet. Overnight in Jerusalem, riots took the life of an Israeli soldier. Thousands of Russians are protesting voting irregularities in Moscow. Venezuela remains in a chronic state of societal meltdown. Honduras has entered the early stages of revolution, where boys are being conscripted from their homes.

USPS Reports First Drop In Package Volume In Nearly A Decade 
“We anticipate that given our ongoing liquidity concerns, and without legislative action and regulatory reform, we may not be able to pay all legally required obligations…”

Greenspan says no barrier to treasuries falling below 0%…
There is some $15 trillion in government debt that now yields less than zero, and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan believes there’s no reason why U.S. government bond yields couldn’t join much of the developed world in the subzero world.