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Coming to a theatre near you? Or all theatres?

No Long-Distance Travel Till 2022 For Australians – And That’s IF POPULATION-WIDE Vaccine Is Rolled Out Next Year, Budget Predicts
October 6, 2020

Australians weary of restrictions are out of luck, as the country’s new budget predicts social distancing will continue for two years and long-distance travel is to remain off-limits until everyone is able to get a Covid-19 jab.

Widespread adoption of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus will be a prerequisite for Australians being able to travel long distances again, according to the country’s new budget that was unveiled on Tuesday. Until that vaccine is rolled out, they can expect social distancing, intermittent lockdowns and a stagnant economy.

“It is assumed that over the forecast period material localised outbreaks of COVID19 occur but are largely contained. A populationwide Australian COVID19 vaccination program is assumed to be fully in place by late 2021. General social distancing restrictions are assumed to continue until a vaccine is fully available,” reads the part of the document titled “Key assumptions.”

The budget papers’ attempt to put a positive spin on travel-loving Australians being confined to the continent is to pour $250 million into encouraging anyone feeling wanderlust to explore “their own backyard” – i.e. the rest of Australia. State borders are expected to be open by Christmas, except for Western Australia, which is projected to remain closed until its election in March.

PM Scott Morrison hinted that while long-distance international travel will remain off-limits for the foreseeable future, “our borders will open up at some point to safe locations whether it be New Zealand or parts of the Pacific or places like South Korea or Japan or countries that have had a much higher rate of success” in containing the virus, speaking to reporters on Tuesday.


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These are handwritten notes? And they all knew? ALL as including Obama and wingman Joe? If there is anything I’ve come to believe, if Twitter is blocking then it must be true in my mind? October so far seems to be full of surprises!

BREAKING: DNI Declassifies Handwritten Notes From John Brennan, 2016 CIA Referral On Clinton Campaign’s Collusion Operation
October 6, 2020

Top U.S. intelligence officials were so concerned heading into the 2016 election that the Russians were aware of and potentially manipulating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s plans to smear Donald Trump as a Russian agent that they personally briefed President Barack Obama on the matter, newly declassified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents show. CIA officials also requested that the FBI investigate Russian knowledge of the Clinton campaign’s collusion smear operation.

Newly declassified handwritten notes from former CIA Director John Brennan show that the U.S. intelligence community knew in 2016 that Russian intelligence was actively monitoring, and potentially injecting disinformation into, Clinton’s anti-Trump collusion narrative. The intelligence concerning Russia’s knowledge of Clinton’s campaign plans was so concerning to Brennan and other national security officials that they personally informed Obama of the matter in the Oval Office in the summer of 2016. The handwritten notes from Brennan were declassified by Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe and provided to Congress on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the declassified notes, Brennan and the U.S. intelligence community knew months prior to the 2016 election that the collusion smear was the result of a campaign operation hatched by the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“We’re getting additional insight into Russian activites from [REDACTED],” Brennan’s handwritten notes state. “Cite alleged approval by Hillary Clinton–on 26 July–of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to villify [sic] Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security services.”


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GG sends us an Ingraham Angle heads up.1,700 medical professionals sign for focused protections to end the lockdowns. With all we know now, for what “real” purpose(s) are the lockdowns being used?


HUGE! Top International Epidemiologists Launch Petition for Focused Protections and an End to Lockdowns — Signed by Over 1,700 Medical Professionals
October 5, 2020

On Monday top international epidemiologists Dr. Martin Kulldorff from Harvard, Dr. Sunetra Gupta from Oxford and Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya from Stanford joined Laura Ingraham on The Ingraham Angle to announce their latest initiative to reopen society and resume life in the West for those who are not vulnerable to the coronavirus.

Said Kulldorff told Laura, “Most of my colleagues in infectious disease are in favor of risk-based strategy or an age-based strategy where we protect the elderly or other high risk groups while the younger resume life more or less normally.”

Dr. Kulldorff then announced that his group put out a declaration this morning and there are now over 500 medical health and public health scientists who have co-signed the declaration as well as over 500 practicing medical professionals.


I would love to see these. Could be a total nothingburger…or, we could find out we were scammed? Either way, remember this, without fair judges who actually follow the law, we would never see anything suspect with our own eyes. I personally voted for Trump in 2016 because I wanted him to be the one to nominate a Supreme Court Justice to fill Scalia’s vacancy (not to mention the numerous felonies by his opponent). Looks like I got a 3fer for my vote! While I do not enjoy his style, I will again vote Trump in the hopes of the rule of law making a huge comeback in the next four years. This ship is mathematically sinking, it does so either under the rule of law as per The Constitution…or as per the “law of our rulers”. Not a tough decision in my book.

Courtesy of JB.


Judge Rejects HHS Effort To Stall Release Of Fauci Emails Until After Election – Orders Initial Production This Month
October 01, 2020

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a federal judge ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to begin producing communications and other records of National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and Deputy Director H. Clifford Lane about the World Health Organization (WHO), China, and the coronavirus.

U.S. District Court Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on September 22 ordered HHS to begin producing 300 pages of potentially responsive records per month beginning on October 21. In a September 21 court filing, HHS said the agency could begin producing 300 pages of responsive records to the Daily Caller News Foundation beginning on November 30, eight months after receiving the Daily Caller’s request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The total number of responsive records is approximately 4200, which would push off the full release of the records until at least 2022. HHS also alleged that Fauci must personally review each one of his emails before they are released.

The judge’s order came in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by Judicial Watch on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation (Daily Caller News Foundation v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:20-cv-01149)).

The lawsuit was filed after HHS failed to respond to an April 1, 2020, FOIA request seeking:

Communications between Dr. Fauci and Deputy Director Lane and World Health Organization officials concerning the novel coronavirus.

Communications of Dr. Fauci and Deputy Director Lane concerning WHO, WHO official Bruce Aylward, WHO Director General Tedros Anhanom, and China.



I have brought this up on many of our Saturday talks. I would recommend this for all listeners.

I’ve tried to explain, we are going through a process and there are no random events. I hope this helps connect the dots.


How & Why Big Oil Conquered The World
October 6, 2020


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By Greg Hunter’s

Financial and precious metals expert Egon von Greyerz (EvG) stores gold for clients at the biggest gold vault in the world buried deep in the Swiss Alps.  This year, EvG’s company, Matterhorn Asset Management, has seen “a major inflow, a massive inflow of big amounts of gold” being vaulted by his wealthy clients.  Why the big spike in people wanting physical gold?  EvG says, “You have seen this year incredible money creation around the world by central banks along with the massive debt increases.  You are looking at . . . the money supply, which has been going up for 50 years, but now . . . it’s going up in a straight line.  So, we are now entering into the exponential phase of this financial system.  We are seeing unlimited money printing, helicopter money like Ben Bernanke (former Fed Head) called it.  Then we are going to see accelerated debasement of the currency.  The real moves in gold and silver haven’t started yet.”

This next move, according to EvG, is going to be a global phenomenon.  EvG explains, “The bond market is going to collapse, and interest rates are going to go a lot higher.  Inflation is going to go a lot higher, and, eventually, the currency collapses, and it is a collapsing currency that leads to hyperinflation.  When the currency falls, we will see hyperinflation. . . .  The next group of people that are going to come into this are the institutional investors.  We’ve already seen signs of that. . . . The risk I would say is the highest ever in history.  You have never had a situation in history where basically every country in the world is in the same position.  In the past, you have had individual countries that have had problems, economic collapse and hyperinflation.  You have never had a situation where the whole world has had an insoluble debt problem.  That is now about to collapse.  That’s never happened in history, and that’s why it’s going to be on a much bigger scale than before.  I am not a prophet of doom and gloom.  I am just someone who analyzes risk, and I say it is inevitable.  This has to happen.  It’s not a question of when, it’s just a question of how long will it take.”


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Erik walks the fine line between politics, economics and finance.

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Crashing bonds = exploding interest rates. A good guess is what comes will be more than just a “scare”. A world more indebted than ever before in history cannot handle even a 100 basis point rise in rates. When we see 100+ basis point rise, you will then know the central banks have lost control…

The End Of The Dollar’s Exorbitant Privilege
October 4, 2020

The writer, a faculty member at Yale University and former Morgan Stanley Asia chair, is the author of ‘Unbalanced’

The riddle once posed in the 1960s by former French finance minister (eventually president) Valéry Giscard d’Estaing is about to be solved. Giscard bemoaned a US that took advantage of its privileged position as the world’s dominant reserve currency and drew freely on the rest of the world to support its over-extended standard of living. That privilege is about to be withdrawn. A crash in the dollar is likely and it could fall by as much as 35 per cent by the end of 2021.

The reason: a lethal interplay between a collapse in domestic saving and a gaping current account deficit. In the second quarter of 2020, net domestic saving — depreciation-adjusted saving of households, businesses and the government sector — plunged back into negative territory for the first time since the global financial crisis. At -1.2 per cent in the second quarter, net domestic saving as a share of national income was fully 4.1 percentage points below the first quarter, the steepest quarterly plunge in records that go back to 1947.

Unsurprisingly, the current account deficit followed suit. Lacking in saving and wanting to grow, the US levered its exorbitant privilege to borrow surplus saving from abroad. That pushed the current account deficit to -3.5 per cent of gross domestic product in the second quarter — 1.4 percentage points below that in the first period and also the sharpest quarterly erosion on record.


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Great and Wonderful Monday Morning Folks,

      We start our week off in a mish mash, with Gold trading at $1,904.80, down $2.80 with its low at $1,891.20 and its high at $1,910.90. Silver is trading higher with its price at $24.055, up 2.6 cents after reaching a low at $23.805 with the high at $24.16. The US Dollar’s value is pegged at 93.72, down 18.9 points, recovering from the low of 93.64 with the high at 93.955. Of course, all this happened before 5 am pst, the Comex open, the London close, and after Rudy Giuliani states “I hold China responsible for what happened to Trump” as well as other Americans that lost their lives or were affected by this bio weapon, along with 183 other nations, who lost lives and are most likely following suit.

      Gold in Venezuela is now priced at 19,024.19 Bolivar, down 91.89 from Friday’s quote with Silver trading down 0.15 of a Bolivar with the last price at 240.249. Argentina’s Peso price for Gold is now trading at 146,471.60, proving a gain of 659.24 A-Peso’s, with Silver’s price at 1,849.67 A-Peso’s, it too gaining 16.41 since Friday morning. Turkey’s Lira now has Gold’s last trade set at 14,800.76, showing an 11.44 T-Lira pullback yet Silver’s last trade shows a gain of 0.539 of a T-Lira with the last trade at 186.882.

      October Silver’s Delivery Demands now has a post of 648 fully paid for 5,000-ounce contracts up on the board with a Volume of 23 and a trading range between $24.12 and $23.785 with the last trade at the high, a gain of 14.9 cents. Friday’s delivery activity concluded with a total Volume of 101 that traded between $24.15 and $23.58 with the calculated Comex close at $23.971, a loss of 22.2 cents and dropping the demand count by 87 contracts that might have gotten receipts somewhere. Silver’s Overall Open Interest is now at 155,300 Overnighters proving a loss of 214 shorts against the physicals.

      October Gold’s Delivery Demands now has a post of 14,306 fully paid for contracts waiting for receipts, with a Volume of 16, and a trading range for these agreements between $1,898.90 and $1,884.70 with the last trade at $1,898.80, down $1.40 so far today. Friday’s full day of deliveries happened in between $1,913 and $1,893.90 with the cCc figured at $1,900.20, a loss of $8.20 which reduced the demands by 3,957 contracts that still leaves $2,716,423,280 worth of physical demand waiting to get real. Gold’s Overall Open Interest is now at 552,527 overnighters willing to short against the physicals, proving a drop of 4,897 contracts as we get closer and closer to the day we know will occur, with the now added – colored caveat.

      The Mathematics Association, which has now completely stepped outside their league of understanding, has declared math racist. Not sure what happened here, were they required to actually believe the crap called critical race theory? Maybe this is the backlash of a career being replaced by an app. If one doesn’t like math, they simply shouldn’t take it in school or use it at work. I remember when the major banks were hiring mathematicians at much higher salaries, in order to bring us right here and now, with the created Weapons of Math Destruction. Maybe this has caused the best of the best away from the classroom. So sad!

      In other news, the SEC is making Deutsche Bank’s CEO personally responsible for the bank’s crimes, which brings us right back to last week’s DOJ filings, which did not have the CFO and CEO’s signatures in the DPA (Deferred Prosecution Agreement) against JPMorgan. Treasuries and precious metals are the subjects of the DOJ, and the bank was caught red handed, manipulating both, and under the watchful eyes of both the SEC and CFTC.

       Enjoy your day, keep that smile on your face and a prayer for all, regardless whether one participates in the markets or not, all currencies are at risk, which means everyone will be affected by the outcome. This is the mish mash of it all. Keep it real and keep it close, and as always … 

Stay Strong!

Jeremiah Johnson

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By Greg Hunter’s (Saturday Night Post)

In early August on, Biblical cycle expert and financial analyst Bo Polny predicted, “Do expect immense changes, and I do feel September 18th of this year is going to be pretty epic.”  September 18th was the day Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RBG) died.  Polny did not know what was going to happen on September18th, only that his cycle analysis was pointing to this being a key date for change.  It’s safe to say that RBG’s death has intensified the 2020 Presidential Election.  President Trump’s pick to replace a pro-abortion judge with a pro-life judge, Amy Coney Barrett, marks a huge directional change for America.  Polny goes further on the death of RBG and says, “This has everything to do with life. . . . Yes, the 18th of September, as I said in the interview, I had no idea what was going to go down on September 18th, but, wow, talk about a big event. . . . That time point delineates what is going to proceed and move into the future because that Supreme Court Justice is going to change dramatically the events of the future.  You are going to see that the things that have been an abomination to God are going to soon be changed.  That directly relates to Roe v. Wade and abortion.”

Polny’s application of Biblical analysis and timing leads him to think, “Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion is going to be dismantled starting around 2022.”