‘Time Of The Dawn Of Turkey’: Erdogan Announces Construction Of Antarctic Base
June 18, 2018
Turkish research teams have visited Antarctic three times in the last two years in an effort Ankara hopes will establish Turkey as a major scientific power.
Turkey will join close to 30 other countries when it officially opens its own Antarctic research station in 2019, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote in his official Twitter account.
“In 2019, we will create a research station in Antarctica. Through this station, we will join the victorious group of 30 countries who already have a presence there. This is a time of global vision. It is the time of the dawn of Turkey!” Erdogan wrote.
Turkey is a signatory to the 1959 Antarctic Treaty obliging nations to engage only in scientific activity in this southern polar zone. Over 50 countries are party to the treaty, including Russia, the US, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and many European countries. About two dozen states maintain about 90 permanent or seasonal research stations in the region.
Atrocity Porn and Hitler Memes Target Trump for Regime Change
June 23, 2018
American and global audiences have been bombarded with media images of wailing children in holding facilities, having been separated from adults (maybe their parents, maybe not) detained for illegal entry into the United States. The images have been accompanied by “gut-wrenching” audio of distraught toddlers screaming the Spanish equivalents of “Mommy!” and “Daddy!” – since, as any parent knows, small children never cry or call for their parents except in the most horrifying, life-threatening circumstances.
American and world media have provided helpful color commentary, condemning the caging of children as openly racist atrocities and state terrorism comparable to Nazi concentration camps and worse than FDR’s internment of Japanese and Japanese-Americans. Indeed, just having voted for Trump is now reason enough for Americans to be labeled as Nazis.
Finally, the presumptive Hitler himself, also known as President Donald Trump, citing the pleas of First Lady Melania and First Daughter Ivanka, signed an Executive Order to provide for adults and (their?) children to be detained together. However, the order is unlikely to hold up in court, with sanctuary-minded states aiming to obstruct border enforcement the way Trump’s earlier order on vetting arrivals from terrorism-prone countries has been crippled by the federal judiciary. His media and bipartisan political opposition will be happy only when all border violation detentions cease and America has gone full Merkel, starting with ending Trump’s declared zero tolerance for illegal crossings and restoration of Barack Obama’s catch-and-release policy.
Ralph Nader Asks Former First Ladies: Why No “Heartfelt Concern for Tens of Thousands of Children Killed or Seriously Maimed” by Their Husbands’ Wars?
June 23, 2018
By Andrea Germanos
“Information Clearing House” – Noted consumer advocate and author Ralph Nader on Friday offered a sharp retort to Laura Bush and Michelle Obama in response to the former first ladies levied criticism at the Trump administration’s cruel immigration policy that separated immigrant children from their families.
“Would be nice if Laura Bush and Michelle Obama had expressed similar heartfelt concern for the tens of thousands of children killed or seriously maimed by the wars of their husbands in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere,” he tweeted.
Bill Holter’s Commentary
If this was true, we would have heard about it during the campaign season.
Watch: Trump Melts Down As Man Holds Up Photo Of Him And Billionaire Pedophile Epstein At Rally
June 23, 2018
As the old adage goes, where there is smoke, there is fire. This week, a man attending a rally for President Trump in Minnesota held up a sign with a photo of Trump, and one of his close friends from the past, convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein—and Trump’s reaction is incredibly notable.
The image, which included the caption “Where is Jeffrey Epstein?” was apparently too offensive for Trump who told security to “Get him outta here. Go home to your mom darling, go home. Get him outta here. Out!”
If JPMorgan Gaps Below Its 200-Day Simple Moving Average Then A Bear Market For Stocks Will Follow
June 22, 2018
In my opinion, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is the most important stock if you are worried about all the crosscurrents facing the global economy.
JPMorgan is the biggest of the “too big to fail” U.S. money center banks and is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The banking giant has tentacles in so many markets and banking activities around the globe that negative technical warnings for its charts should be considered a warning that a global bear market for stocks is around the corner.
JPMorgan obviously passed the bank stress tests, which can lead to a dividend hike and share buybacks but will not help consumers on Main Street. A lower tax rate may offset the larger regulatory banking fees that are on the way. Dealings with foreign banks under stress could become a major headwind.
Traders had the opportunity to buy JPMorgan on weakness to its 200-day simple moving when it was at $105.24 on May 29 and again over the last five days with the average now at $106.73. If there is a price gap below the 200-day simple moving average beware that the downside is to my annual value level of $93.20.