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‘You Don’t Give Power To An Angry Left-Wing Mob… That’s What They Have Become’: Gloating Trump Lays Into Democrats For Failing To Derail Kavanaugh Nomination
October 6, 2018

President Donald Trump has praised the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and blasted the ‘angry left wing mob’ that opposed him.

Trump’s remarks came on Saturday night at a rally in Topeka, Kansas, just hours after Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 Senate vote and sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice. 

He attacked Democrats over their fierce opposition to Kavanaugh and urged citizens to vote Republican in November, saying: ‘You don’t hand matches to an arsonist and you don’t hand power to an angry left-wing mob, and that’s what they’ve become.’

The crowd packing the Kansas Expocentre cheered as Trump called the confirmation a ‘historic victory for our nation, our people and our historic constitution.’

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Courtesy of Dave.

Jim

US Switching To Ukraine As Location To Start World War III Against Russia
October 2, 2018

The United States Government is now treating Ukraine as if it were a NATO member, and on September 27th donated to Ukraine two warships for use against Russia. This is the latest indication that the US is switching to Ukraine as the locale to start World War III, and from which the nuclear war is to be sparked against Russia, which borders Ukraine.

Here is why Syria is no longer the US alliance’s preferred choice as a place to start WW III:

On September 4th, US President Donald Trump publicly threatened Syria, Iran and Russia that if they exterminated the jihadists in Syria’s only remaining jihadist-controlled province, Idlib, then the US might launch a full-scale invasion against Syria, Iran and Russia in Syria. Either the US or Russia would then quickly escalate to nuclear war so as not to lose in Syria — that would be the conventional-war start to World War III.

The leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey, and Syria (Putin, Rouhani, Erdogan, and Assad), agreed in two meetings, one on September 7th and the other on September 17th, to (as I had recommended on September 10th) transfer control of Syria’s only remaining jihadist-controlled province, Idlib, to NATO-member Turkey. This action effectively prevents the US alliance from going to war against Russia if Russia’s alliance (which includes Syria) obliterates all the jihadist groups in the Al-Qaeda-led Syrian province Idlib. For the US to war against Russia there would also be war against fellow-NATO-member Turkey — out of the question.

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Jim/Bill,

We have discussed previously about how trade wars lead to hot wars…

Dave

Former Fed Governor Warns Of “Several Decade Cold War” With China
October 10, 2018

Former Fed governor Kevin Warsh warned on Thursday that the US-China relationship is “probably as poor as” it has ever been since former President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger developed strategic relations between both countries in the early 1970s.

“We’re at the risk of a real cold war” between the world’s two largest economies, said Warsh who had been on President Trump’s list for Fed chairman before Jerome Powell was chosen. “The last 30 years we’ve been living and breathing globalization as if it’s an inevitable force,” but now, it seems the six-decade-long bubble has finally popped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim/Bill,

Another point we covered on Saturday.

Dave

Crypto Volumes Tumble To 17-Month Low As “Bitcoin Becomes Boring”
October 6, 2018

All of those new crypto-focused hedge funds hoping to extract profits from volatile cryptocurrencies are about to be very disappointed.

In what some hope will be a sign of maturity (and a harbinger of positive returns) for the struggling market,  volatility in the world’s oldest cryptocurrency has fallen to their lowest levels in 17 months, since before last year’s spectacular bubble. Meanwhile, trading volume has also tapered off, which has prompted Bloomberg to question: Are we at an inflection point in the market, and if we are, is this the start of a new phase for Bitcoin? Or is it the beginning of the end?

Lower volume might disappoint exchanges that handle trading in bitcoin futures.

But technicals suggest the price could be on the verge of a breakout. As Bloomberg explains, neither a strong positive or negative divergence has occurred over the past month. The last time bitcoin traded in this pattern back in June, its price jumped from around $5,900 to around $8,200.

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Jim/Bill,

We have talked a lot about how fast things could spiral out of control and the US end up in a war.

Dave

IRGC Commander Says Netanyahu Will “Flee Into Sea,” Should “Practice Swimming”
October 6, 2018

In a fiery message aimed at Tel Aviv, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps deputy commander Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami issued a warning to Israel, Middle East-based source Al Masdar News reports.

“I tell the prime minister of the Zionist regime to practice swimming in the Mediterranean because soon you will have no choice but [to] flee into the sea,” Salami said, speaking at a rally in Isfahan, central Iran on Friday, according to Fars News.

“They are not at the level of being a threat for us; Hezbollah is enough for destroying them,” the commander added, speaking before IRGC volunteers. Accusing Tel Aviv of deceiving the world about Iran, the senior officer accused Israel of acting as a “political mannequin” in the US shop window.

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