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Bill Holter’s Commentary

While perusing headlines I came across these China related article.  Isn’t China supposed to be the global engine of growth?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-04/deflationary-red-alert-chinese-car-dealers-are-slashing-prices-and-its-not-helping

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-04/thousands-fired-chinese-tech-companies-amid-sudden-breakout-austerity

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-04/china-cuts-taxes-gdp-target-6-65-key-highlights-peoples-congress

…and then there was this one, I guess the best one can say is BOOM!

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-04/it-begins-chinas-largest-properties-developer-will-sell-all-homes-10-discount

Bill Holter’s Commentary

This one is filed under the category, pure unadulterated bullshit…!

Aide: US Hasn’t Used Phone Data Collection Program In Months
March 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret U.S. global surveillance program that was revealed to the public by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been at least temporarily halted, according to a senior congressional aide.

The NSA program, which involved the mass collection of information about phone calls, has not been used over the past six months, the aide, Luke Murry, said in a podcast interview.

Murry, a specialist in national security who works for California GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy, did not go into detail about why the program was halted but mentioned “problems” with the way information was collected.

McCarthy’s office would not comment Tuesday beyond a written statement that noted Murry was not speaking on behalf of the Trump administration when he gave the interview to the Lawfare podcast.

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