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Q-2 Economic & Political Update

In less than two years the US has gone from a respected world superpower to a failing banana republic.  The supply chain, which has efficiently operated for 200 years, is purposely being dismantled, inflation is 9%, the price of gas has doubled, we’ve gone from an oil export nation to an oil-dependent nation, our military leadership has gone woke and, along with our president and vice-president, are no longer respected.  The US Stock market had the worst six-month performance since 1872, and after two consecutive quarters of a sinking economy (which is the definition of a Recession), US market analysts, economists, and even the media are voicing concerns.  The Biden Administration’s answer to the problem is to redefine the definition of recession and raise federal income taxes on its citizens. 

The WSJ wrote, “The U.S. economy shrank for a second quarter in a row—a common definition of recession—as businesses trimmed their inventories, the housing market buckled under rising interest rates, and high inflation took steam out of consumer spending.”  Simon Black wrote, “The Board of Trustees for Social Security released its annual report. And, once again, it was a scathing indictment of the program’s solvency.  Primarily, the report points out that, since 2008, the cost of Social Security has been “increasing much more rapidly than [its income] and is projected to continue to do so through about 2040.”  And at that rate, the trustees (who are the US Secretary of State, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services explain, “Trust Fund reserves become fully depleted in 2034”. 

The expectation for the second half of 2022 is bleak; the US stock market, housing market and economy will continue to falter and the USD will continue to devalue, while interest rates, inflation, unemployment and national debt will continue to rise.

Recession Fears Loom as U.S. GDP Falls for Second Quarter in a Row (7.28.22) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/us-q2-gdp-growth-economy-11658981184?mod=hp_lead_pos2

Democrats Massive Bill Will Affect Your Wallet (8.1.22) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kul3R38-tq4&t=3s

Democrat Proposals Increase Taxes on Millions of Americans (7.30.22) https://www.finance.senate.gov/ranking-members-news/jct-democrats-proposals-increase-taxes-on-millions-of-americans-

Uncharted Territory U.S. debt will nearly double GDP within 30 years, Feds say (7.28.22) WSJ https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/uncharted-territory-us-debt-will-nearly-double-gdp-within-30-years-feds

JPMorgan CEO Dimon Sums Up U.S. Economy In One Paragraph And It Sounds Bad  (7.14.22) https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/14/jpmorgan-ceo-dimon-sums-up-us-economy-in-one-paragraph-and-it-sounds-bad.html

Inflation and a Probable Recession Are Eroding Americans’ Freedom (7.9.22)

June Inflation Hits 9.1 Percent, New 40-Year High (7.13.22)

Social Security is Still Insolvent, But You Can Do Something About It (7.18.22) SMC https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/reminder-social-security-is-still-insolvent-but-you-can-do-something-about-it-35957/

Houses for Sale Are Staying on the Market Longer as Bidding Wars Fizzle, Demand Sinks (7.25.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/houses-for-sale-are-staying-on-the-market-longer-as-bidding-wars-fizzle-demand-sinks_4620131.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2022-07-26&utm_medium=email&est=1UW%2FlnvzoIyWUpeY1EHvNIDewrwIpV4mG98%2FLKDKG33jOX%2FtDdqYRpBY0j4%3D

Oil Billionaire Blasts Biden’s Gas Price Blame Game, Says Only One Thing Will Fix Inflation (6.27.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/oil-billionaire-blasts-bidens-gas-price-blame-game-says-only-one-thing-will-fix-inflation_4560993.html?utm_source=goodeveningnoe&utm_campaign=gv-2022-07-02&utm_medium=email&est=ZAdRuvgzPHcvdabY%2BYE%2FF39RHTWlZoNRZWDxFcCt5inoDyMqc0wvxLIq3YY%3D

Biden Economic Adviser on High Gas Prices: “This Is About The Future Of The Liberal World Order” (6.30.22) https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2022/06/30/biden_economic_adviser_on_high_gas_prices_this_is_about_the_future_of_the_liberal_world_order.html

Ship of Fools 62% of Biden Officials Who Handle Economic Policy Have Zero Years Business Experience Per Report (7.13.22) https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/13/exclusive-ship-of-fools-62-percent-of-biden-officials-who-handle-economic-policy-have-zero-years-business-experience/

Banking & Central Banking

The Fed raised interest rates another .75% in an attempt to slow inflation, but Chairman Powell has repeatedly said rates will need to go much higher for these efforts to be successful.  Fed Vice-Chair Lael Brainerd is urging the US to move swiftly towards digitizing the US dollar.  Reuters wrote:

The development of an official digital version of the U.S. dollar could help safeguard its global dominance as other countries issue their own, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said on Friday, weighing in with generally positive remarks on a hot-button topic at the central bank that has left policymakers divided.  “A U.S. CBDC (central bank digital currency) could… potentially help maintain the dollar’s international standing,” Powell said in introductory remarks to a research conference held by the central bank on the international roles of the dollar.  The Fed has just finished a four-month public consultation period soliciting opinions on the idea of a digital dollar.  Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard has emerged as a key supporter while Fed Governor Chris Waller has made the case against.  Ten countries have already launched central bank digital currencies and another 105 countries are exploring the option, according to the Atlantic Council, leading to fears the dollar could lose some of its dominance to China.”

Interest Rates Increased 0.75 Percentage Points (7.27.22) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/federal-reserve-meeting-interest-rates-july-2022?mod=markets_lead_pos1

Fed’s Powell a U.S. Digital Dollar Could Help Maintain International Primacy (6.17.22) https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/feds-powell-us-digital-dollar-could-help-maintain-international-primacy-2022-06-17/

Currency & Digital Currency

Both the hard currency markets and the cryptocurrency markets had a very volatile Q-2 and that volatility has continued into Q-3.  The Euro fell to a 20-year low, then slipped below parity with the USD, a trend that will likely continue.  The one currency that’s rising against the USD as well as all the other global currencies, is the Russian Ruble, a trend that is also expected to continue (refer to my Q-1 update for the reasoning behind the Ruble’s success).  The cryptocurrency markets were very volatile and some of them crashed and burned, especially those platforms which relied upon algorithms rather than reality.  Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s reputation is now tarnished because his crypto brokerage venture failed.  Despite the volatility referenced above, the US as well as 105 other countries, are preparing to eliminate hard currency and create national digital currencies like China did last January.

From Brazil to Nigeria, Global Crypto Adoption is on the Rise Despite Market Uncertainty (8.3.22) https://links.coinbase.com/e/evib?_t=3aca56371967418192255878e9689713&_m=fab6ae1cfc574baeb4f916961576bcb0&_e=T91lJSD2MVQDO5bAJIQOpxPIt-jtAjOEr6ZmJVHaJ1ehpnQrz1n7FG5SMFPlQiJ2Y8TJvm5YEIJFUIGC4XW1NMX5jth4AGTR9YFSS6d15YtXHP564SPTcRz1qzQo8AKQDLDpEn8Rm6n6eG5ruQdPpA%3D%3D

A 1,000 Year Old Idea is the Latest Cryptocurrency Trend (7.27.22) SMC  

Fed’s Powell a U.S. Digital Dollar Could Help Maintain International Primacy (6.17.22) https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/feds-powell-us-digital-dollar-could-help-maintain-international-primacy-2022-06-17/

Euro Drops to 20-Year Low, Approaches Parity With Dollar (7.11.22)

https://nypost.com/2022/07/11/euro-drops-to-20-year-low-approaches-parity-with-dollar/

Euro Slips Below Dollar as Europe’s Economic Fortunes Slump (7.14.22) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/euros-slide-below-dollar-reflects-europes-sinking-economic-fortunes-11657805525?mod=hp_lead_pos7

Bankrupt Crypto Entrepreneurs Nowhere To Be Found After Investors Come Knocking (7.12.22) https://www.dailywire.com/news/bankrupt-crypto-entrepreneurs-nowhere-to-be-found-after-investors-come-knocking

Dallas Mavericks fans fume at Mark Cuban over Voyager crypto bankruptcy (7.6.22) https://nypost.com/2022/07/06/dallas-mavericks-fans-fume-at-mark-cuban-over-voyager-crypto-bankruptcy/

World Markets & Economies

 The WSJ summed up Q-2 pretty well: “Global markets closed out their most bruising first half of a year in decades, leaving investors bracing for the prospect of further losses.  Accelerating inflation and rising interest rates fueled a months-long rout that left few markets unscathed. The S&P 500 fell 21% through Thursday, suffering its worst first half of a year since 1970, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Investment-grade bonds, as measured by the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond exchange-traded fund, lost 11%—posting their worst start to a year in history. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 15%.Growth at U.S. manufacturing companies was its weakest in two years in July, but inflationary pressures showed signs of cooling as commodity prices eased, according to surveys of purchasing managers released Monday.

There are many reasons for the deteriorating US economy, and they almost all stem from the Biden Administration’s agenda-driven policies including purposeful attacks against US manufacturers, coal and oil producers, closures of pipelines, foreign policy and trade blunders, and misguided use of sanctions, which has backfired against the US and most of the world.  America is not the only country where agenda-driven policies are destroying the economy, international trade, and leaving citizens to suffer the consequences and pay the bill.  Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the European Union, the Netherlands, and UK all seem to be following the same script, which is discussed and formed at such gatherings as the World Economic Forum in Davos.  Even BlackRock suffered huge losses as reported by the WSJ and Epoch Times, “BlackRock, the world’s largest investment management firm with about $8.49 trillion in assets, recorded a $1.7 trillion loss in the first half of 2022, according to the company.  This was the biggest sum of money ever lost by a single company in a 6-month span, according to Marc Rubenstein, a Bloomberg analyst.  In the company’s second-quarter earnings report, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink attributed the immense decline to the collapse in the financial markets, blaming an environment of rampant price inflation, rising interest rates, and market carnage.”

Some bright spots in the US are many of the Red states whose economies are not heading south like many Blue states.  The Epoch Times reported, “Amidst predictions of a political “red wave” in the upcoming mid-term elections, an economic wave has been building for years with no end in sight as companies flood out of blue states and into red states. And as a result of its political divisions, America appears to now be dividing itself into prosperous, high-growth states and states that are suffering a chronic decline. But Democrat-run states believe their abortion policies could be a key factor in attracting companies back.  Caterpillar and Citadel, which in June announced their exit out of Illinois, are only the latest firms to leave high-tax, high-regulation states. Tesla, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, and Remington are also among the hundreds of companies flocking out of California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey to business-friendly places like Texas, Florida, Arizona, and Tennessee. Relocating companies have spanned industries including tech, finance, media, heavy manufacturing, autos, and firearms.

More Companies Join the ‘Great Migration’ to Red States (7.2.22)

Stock Markets Post Worst First Half of a Year in Over Five Decades (7.11.22) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/markets-head-toward-worst-start-to-a-year-in-decades-11656551051

U.S. Factory Growth Slowed in July on Decline in Orders (8.1.22) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-factory-growth-slowed-in-july-on-decline-in-orders-11659373710

Big Cities Can’t Get Workers Back to the Office (7.27.22) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/office-remote-work-new-york-11657130765?mod=WSJ_ENG_US_MT_BIGCITIES_ADHC_NAH

BlackRock, World’s Largest Asset Manager, Lost $1.7 Trillion in Clients’ Money This Year (7.22.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/blackrock-worlds-largest-asset-manager-lost-1-7-trillion-in-first-half-of-2022_4614546.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-07-22-3&utm_medium=email&est=Jy4kS311B%2Bd06cJ5QOezkB1DiJzbIiC%2FC%2FR6hKKx0EPCmOmMIaHjp8jGcDY%3D

BlackRock Profit Falls 22% (7.15.22) https://www.wsj.com/articles/blackrock-profit-falls-22-11657881915

Australia Spent $2 Billion on Covid Camps That Will Likely Never Be Used (7.18.22) https://thepostmillennial.com/australia-spent-2-billion-on-covid-camps-that-will-likely-never-be-used

Manufacturers Brace for Nord Stream Repairs, Fearing Pipeline Won’t Reopen (7.9.22) https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-brace-for-nord-stream-repairs-fearing-pipeline-wont-reopen-11657450800

China Set to Post the Slowest Growth in Two Years on Zero-Covid Policy (7.14.22) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-set-to-post-the-slowest-growth-in-two-years-on-zero-covid-policy-11657808309?mod=hp_listc_pos3

Green Energy’s Dirty Secret Its Hunger for African Resources (6.30.22) https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/06/30/africa-congo-drc-ev-electric-vehicles-batteries-green-energy-minerals-metals-mining-resources-colonialism-human-rights-development-china/

Political Unrest

The Biden Administration’s failed handling of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, combined with Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, have created the greatest chance for a WWIII, since WWII.  The RT News reported, “The Ukrainian leader said that helping his country should be more important for Americans than domestic concerns. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has told British broadcaster Piers Morgan that inflation and coronavirus are “nothing” compared to Ukraine’s struggle, and Americans should support aid for Kiev “until we win.””  Zelensky has already received over $50 Billion in American tax dollars along with weapons and other aid, which is far more than a country in which the US has no strategic interest should ever have received, especially in such a controversial and historically complex conflict. 

The Biden Administration has been forced to finish parts of the border wall Trump had built, as illegal immigrants continue to pour into the US at record levels.  The administration is also losing ground in their battle to perpetuate Covid hysteria and restrictions, but with mid-term elections only 3 months away and a lack of facts and science to support their position, Monkeypox is now being declared the new world health emergency, New York, Los Angeles and Illinois have also proclaimed Monkeypox health emergencies.

The Epoch Times wrote: “The WHO now views the outbreak as a significant enough threat to global health that a coordinated international response is needed to prevent the virus from spreading further and potentially escalating into a pandemic,” Vallely said. Monkeypox is a disease primarily transmitted through the sexual activity of gay and bisexual men.  “I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a July 23 statement.  Beware of this politically driven global organization that is funded by the global elite,” warned the article.

EU nations like Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands have also made some very poor choices in alignment with the aforementioned script these nations all seem to be following, which is causing double-digit inflation, as well as natural gas, oil, and food shortages.  Many of Europe’s leaders, including Boris Johnson (UK) and Mario Draghi (Italy), have been forced to resign, and long-time Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, is stepping down as well.  The Blaze reported:

 “Some of Germany’s biggest cities are preparing for an energy crunch this winter by shutting off warm water, limiting heat, and switching off lighting.  The German city of Hanover is attempting to reduce its energy consumption by 15%.  Between Oct. 1 and March 31, Hanover’s municipal buildings will not be allowed to be heated to a temperature over 68F. The city has banned the use of mobile air conditioning units and fan heaters.  The citizens of Hanover will be forced to take cold showers at city-run facilities. The German city will cut off hot water in public buildings, swimming pools, and gyms.”   

China’s economy has many issues, their largest bank is insolvent, they have overspent and printed too much money and are selling US treasuries, not only to hurt the US, but also to keep themselves afloat.  The WSJ reported that China posted its slowest growth rate in two years, which means it’s probably much worse.  Couple that with internal problems including Chinese leaders becoming disenchanted with and challenging Xi, and China appears to have some volatile times ahead.

UN, World Economic Forum Behind Global War on Farmers (7.27.22)

https://www.theepochtimes.com/un-and-world-economic-forum-behind-global-war-on-farmers-experts_4622598.html

World Economic Forum Gas Prices Must Go Even Higher to Save Democracy (7.11.22) https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2022/07/11/world-economic-forum-says-democracy-is-dying-ditch-fossil-fuels-and-save-it/

5 War Possibilities for China, Taiwan, & U.S. Involvement (8.2.22) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr-kFllKyOo

They Are Right on Our Predicted Schedule Retired US Generals Issue Warning About New Pandemic Declaration (7.28.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/they-are-right-on-our-predicted-schedule-retired-us-generals-issue-warning-about-new-pandemic-declaration_4622634.html?utm_source=Goodevening&utm_campaign=gv-2022-07-28&utm_medium=email&est=Vj4D5oE05e%2FaQO6k%2Bm%2B7sFcutacPcT%2FnQd1hynzHfyDHipOFAgrxH%2FLyU0I%3D

SF, NY Declare Health Emergencies Over Monkeypox Outbreak (7.29.22) https://www.axios.com/2022/07/28/sf-ny-declare-health-emergencies-monkeypox-outbreak

Zelensky Tells Americans to Make Sacrifices for Ukraine (7.27.22) https://www.rt.com/news/559736-zelensky-piers-morgan-inflation/

Germany’s Biggest Cities Prepare For Looming Energy Crisis By Shutting Off Warm Water, Limiting Heat, And Switching Off Lighting (7.30.22) https://www.theblaze.com/news/germany-cities-energy-crisis-russia-gas?utm_source=theblaze-7DayTrendingTest&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Blaze%20PM%20Trending%202022-07-31&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%207%20Day%20Engagement

Wheat Prices Surge Indicate Worse Food Crisis Ahead (7.25.22)

Netherlands Partnered with WEF to Subvert Global Food Ahead of Farm Bans; Bill Gates Involved (7.11.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/netherlands-partnered-with-wef-to-subvert-global-food-ahead-of-farm-bans-gates-involved_4589507.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-07-12-2&utm_medium=email&est=eP9%2Ffeh20MaHq6leQM1NLrFOng590LqWVzQOocF6CxmQhvyS%2F%2FIwp9Sl8wk%3D

On the Ground With the Farmers Blockade; True Reason Why Elites Plan to Confiscate Land | Facts Matter (7.11.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/exclusive-on-the-ground-with-the-farmers-blockade-true-reason-why-elites-plan-to-confiscate-land-facts-matter_4591194.html?utm_source=Enews&utm_campaign=etv-2022-07-12&utm_medium=email&est=%2FgjB9OLC%2ByDqwgAupLRYtWuUR4FcD%2BEDaSqPSVk5pvYkpSAlHgADJamS84k%3D

Dutch Farmers and the Globalist Agenda (7.12.22) https://ifapray.org/blog/freedom-to-farm-threatened/

Dutch PM Slams ‘Life-Threatening’ Farmer Protests (7.28.22)

https://www.expatica.com/nl/general/dutch-pm-slams-life-threatening-farmer-protests-262597/

Alex Newman Explains UN Agenda 2030 Behind Farming Restrictions (7.20.22)

China holdings of U.S. debt fall below $1 trillion for the first time since 2010 (7.18.22) https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/18/china-holdings-of-us-debt-fall-below-1-trillion-for-the-first-time-since-2010.html

China Set to Post the Slowest Growth in Two Years on Zero-Covid Policy (7.14.22) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-set-to-post-the-slowest-growth-in-two-years-on-zero-covid-policy-11657808309?mod=hp_listc_pos3

Argentina’s Government Collapsing, People Refuse to Work Amid Major Subsidy Cuts (7.27.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/argentinas-government-collapsing-people-refuse-to-work-amid-major-subsidy-cuts_4625861.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-07-28-3&utm_medium=email&est=iSSnDmXZITKdRgXHtDBQk8U73kVhcttLVsuO%2FtJ90gYCNVi44Je36CPN6io%3D

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi Says He Will Resign (7.14.22) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/italian-political-turmoil-adds-to-investor-fears-around-europe-11657799964?mod=hp_lead_pos6

Boris Johnson Announces Resignation as UK Prime Minister (7.7.22)

The Planned Gas Collapse; Panama Shutdown Signals Beginning of International Unrest (7.19.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-planned-gas-collapse-panama-shutdown-signals-beginning-of-international-unrest_4606570.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-07-19-2&utm_medium=email&est=T5gbUkf6W4Og2uJHkKisj9e02PVpwHSDhmFmqa0jP8sQq8Hpb9BovLHX5NA%3D

Time Is Not on Kyiv’s Side Training, Weapons, and Attrition in Ukraine (6.28.22)

https://mwi.usma.edu/time-is-not-on-kyivs-side-training-weapons-and-attrition-in-ukraine/

Russia’s Jan-April Current Account Surplus More Than Triples to $96 Billion (5.16.22) Reuters https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/russias-jan-april-current-account-surplus-more-than-triples-96-bln-2022-05-16/

Here’s How Team Biden is Fueling Food Inflation (5.10.22) NYP

https://nypost.com/2022/05/10/heres-how-team-biden-is-fueling-food-inflation/

India Bans Wheat Exports as Food Security Comes Under Threat (5.13.22) Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-14/india-says-wheat-exports-prohibited-with-immediate-effect

Q-1 2022 Economic & Political Update

A lot happened in Q-1 and the first month of Q-2: Ukraine v Russia Conflict; Elon bought Twitter and turned a public company into a private company; Disney & Netflix stock took a freefall; Fauci said he is stepping down; the CDC, NIH, FDA, CIA, FBI and a number of other agencies have all admitted withholding information; Hillary Clinton & the DNC paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to the FEC without complaint; Durham’s subpoenas have revealed massive amounts of information; the mainstream media discovered that Hunter Biden’s computer and all the information on it – exists; Joe Biden is shaking hands with the air and frequently has to be led off stage with white house staff clarifying what he said; inflation is eroding the buying power of the USD and the Feds raised interest rates for the first time since the 2008 crisis, with an additional half-percent hike planned in May. 

For the first time in over a century, there is a nation with a gold-backed currency and, for the first time ever, a major nation has replaced its paper currency with a national digital cryptocurrency.  US states have been banding together to deal with the southern border crisis and other areas of concern due to Federal inaction and\or mismanagement.  That’s a lot – if I were to fully address all of these issues this update would be over 100 pages, so I’ll attempt to be as succinct as possible and provide you with article and video links so you can dig deeper.

Twitter Accepts Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Takeover Bid (4.25.22)

Twitter Shares Rally as Reports Say Elon Musk’s Takeover Deal Close (4.25.22)

26 Governors Create Border Strike Force In the Absence of Federal Leadership (4.20.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/26-governors-create-border-strike-force-in-the-absence-of-federal-leadership_4416239.html

Kash Patel: Durham Hits Clinton Campaign with Joint Venture Conspiracy; Sussmann Defense in Shambles (4.8.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/kash-patel-durham-hits-clinton-campaign-with-joint-venture-conspiracy-sussmann-defense-in-shambles_4392240.html?utm_source=Enews&utm_campaign=etv-2022-04-09&utm_medium=email&est=MmWlEzxv9odN8Kokig7WESHjTCFLoACNC1J2H9EtLpdbOJnzlRc41rjmo34%3D

Disney Stock Tumbles Amid Fallout From Florida Controversy (4.22.22)

Ukraine Russian Conflict

All wars are full of lies, in wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.”Winston Churchill

This conflict has affected every area normally covered by this update – central banks, currency, world markets and political unrest – so I will address this issue first.  Very little of what the mainstream media and political establishment have reported is true; there are many hidden agendas and unadvertised reasons everything has unfolded the way it has, and much history most people are unaware of.   John Pierpont Morgan said, “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.”  Let’s attempt to examine the real reasons for this conflict.

In the speech links below, Putin explains exactly why he’s in Ukraine.  He documents the mistruths, broken agreements and blatant encroachments on its borders and sovereignty by the US and NATO since 2014 and before.  Through a clear presentation of verifiable facts, Putin reveals how the US has been maliciously meddling in the sovereignty of Russia and other nations for their own benefit, as powerful nations have done through real or fabricated conflicts throughout history.  He details the massive corruption and failing economy in Ukraine, along with the outcry from its citizens for help, citizens in regions that used to be a part of Russia and who legally voted to be annexed back to Russia in 2014, due to the poor state of affairs in Ukraine.  But, as usual, corporate mainstream media and the current Administration aren’t interested in the truth, but only narratives that conceal their complicity and serve their own interests.  Watch Putin’s speeches in his own words and consider all the facts involved, as opposed to media claims of what is happening.  I’m not saying he’s right or good, but I am saying, much like Trump, the world leaders either respect him or hate him because he won’t fall in line with what the dominant interests want.  No one is in support of harming innocent people, but after the number of misleading, misappropriated, debunked, and/or staged pictures and video clips the media has dispersed in regard to this and countless other conflicts and socio-political issues, we should all use caution in discerning what really may or may not be going on.   

What they are not telling you:

  • Crimea and portions of Ukraine were taken from Russia after WWII and are comprised of 80% Russian people who, a decade ago, voted 80 % to be annexed by Russia – after the vote the people who wanted to be annexed began standing against the Ukrainian government and have been at civil war/unrest ever since
  • The Russian people in these areas claim severe persecution by Ukraine and were pleading for help, resulting in Putin’s decision to send in peacekeeping forces, as the US has done all over the world
  • After the breakup of the USSR, Russia kept its end of the bargain to withdraw from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet satellite nations on the condition that those nations did NOT become a part of NATO, however, 9 of the 13 nations were granted membership into NATO, clearly violating the agreement
  • George Soros wrote an op-ed that appeared in most of the major newspapers in support of Ukraine and against Russia… this alone should give us pause
  •  Hollywood and the media have been trying to demonize Russia for years, despite a lack of evidence or reasoning to do so; they worked hard to push the since debunked “Russia Collusion” conspiracy and to trash Trump and Putin and any relations with Russian whatsoever
  • No  nation and its  citizens in similar situations have been sanctioned and rejected like the Russian people have
  • Putin captured biological weapons labs that Ukraine and the US claimed did not exist
  • Under The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction Treaty the US, Europe and most of the  nations of the world agreed not to develop biological or chemical weapons; the US broke that international treaty by funding the Ukraine bio-weapon lab facilities, and then tried to cover it up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_Weapons_Convention
  • The US & EU overthrew the duly elected leader of Ukraine twice and inserted their own choice, current President Zelensky
  • Zelensky combined all of Ukraine’s TV stations into one channel under his control
  • Zelensky  banned 11 Political Parties and has used dictatorial executive power to crush descent and demonize and outlaw groups/parties that oppose him
  • The Russian Central Bank is the only independent central bank in the world; it is not owned by the banking cartel operated by the Rothschilds and other elite corporate  interests intent on maintaining their control of the world’s banking system and financial markets
  • Putin has made the Russian Ruble the world’s only gold-backed currency; all other leaders in the US and the world who have tried to stand against this cartel and separate from the federal reserve or world banking system, and back their currency by gold/precious assets, are no longer alive

There have been so many fabricated, mislabeled or staged pictures, videos, stories and false claims of Russian acts that the Epoch Times had to apologize for using some of other mainstream news sources, after discovering they were false. Pictures and stories like the Russian tank crushing a car when it was actually a Ukrainian tank, Zelensky with war gear which was a picture from years earlier, the ghost of Ukraine fighter pilot story, pictures of bombings from other wars/conflicts, and the list goes on.

The Biden Administration first denied the existence of any bio-weapons labs, then, less than a week later, the administration testified in a Senate hearing that they were concerned about Putin capturing the bio-labs that weren’t supposed to exist.  The US and Europe were flooding Ukraine with financial resources and military weaponry until Putin said any further military weaponry sent to Ukraine would be considered an act of war and he would attack and destroy further shipments. 

The facts coming to light are even causing military experts and analysts from the Department of National Intelligence (DNI) to question the narrative being presented.  Consortium News reported:

I know it’s hard … to swallow that the carnage and destruction could be much worse than it is,’ says the DIA analyst. ‘But that’s what the facts show. This suggests to me, at least, that Putin is not intentionally attacking civilians, that perhaps he is mindful that he needs to limit damage in order to leave an out for negotiations.’”  A second retired U.S. Air Force officer says:  “I’m frustrated by the current narrative—that Russia is intentionally targeting civilians, that it is demolishing cities, and that Putin doesn’t care.  Such a distorted view stands in the way of finding an end before true disaster hits or the war spreads to the rest of Europe. I know that the news keeps repeating that Putin is targeting civilians, but there is no evidence that Russia is intentionally doing so. In fact, I’d say that Russian could be killing thousands more civilians if it wanted to.”  These Pentagon sources confirm what Putin and the Russian Ministry of Defense have been saying all along: that instead of being “stalled,” Russia is executing a methodical war plan to encircle cities, opening humanitarian corridors for civilians, leaving civilian infrastructure like water, electricity, telephony and internet intact, and trying to avoid as many civilian casualties as possible. Until these Pentagon leaks it was difficult to confirm that Russia was entirely telling the truth and that corporate media were publishing fables cooked up by Ukraine’s publicity machine.” 

The US and Europe have applied the most extreme economic sanctions ever applied to a nation and its citizens, with woke companies, corporations, entertainment venues and nonprofit organizations penalizing any Russian company or individual operating inside or outside Russia.  These sanctions, however, have become a two-edged sword that will have some cutting repercussions for the US and EU.  The Epoch Times wrote:

The recent financial sanctions imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine are threatening to weaken the dominance of the U.S. petrodollar as the world currency, said First Deputy Managing Director Gita Gopinath of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to The Financial Times. The sanctions may result in a more fragmented international monetary system, warned Gopinath.  She had previously said that the sanctions against Russia would not foreshadow the demise of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency and that the Ukraine crisis would slow growth, but not cause a global recession. 

These sanctions have positioned Putin to do two things that the US & EU did not expect but fundamentally changed the international monetary system as we know it.  On March 28, Putin said all Russian exports will be paid in Rubles and on March 29, he backed the Ruble by gold.  Because the value of the Ruble had been artificially lowered by the sanctions, he now had enough gold to back the Ruble which has continued to rise ever since.   The result of Putin’s actions is that the Ruble, unlike any other world currency has a tangible backing and floor.  Every time the value of gold increases so does the Ruble and we all know what happens to gold in an economic crisis.  If that’s not enough, the only way that Europe, which desperately needs Russian goods (especially oil), can avoid the sanctions put on the Ruble is to purchase them with gold enlarging Russia’s gold holdings, double checkmate.  The day after Putin took these actions, India immediately aligned with Russia as did other countries around the world.

Vladimir Putin’s Speech on Ukraine, US Foreign Policy & NATO (2.24.22)  https://youtu.be/1qS6J-WbTD8  

Vladimir Putin’s Speech on Ukraine, and Recognition of Donbass (2.21.22)  https://youtu.be/X5-ZdTGLmZo

Ukraine Demands Everyone Else Boycott Russia While Making Billions From Russian Gas (4.4.22) https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/04/ukraine-demands-everyone-else-boycott-russia-while-daniel-greenfield/

US Officials Jeopardized US National Security by Helping to Destabilize Ukraine, Damage Relations With Russia (3.8.22) Truth Over News https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-officials-jeopardized-us-national-security-by-helping-to-destabilize-ukraine-damage-relations-with-russia-truth-over-news_4324711.html?utm_source=Enews&utm_campaign=etv-2022-03-09&utm_medium=email&est=LooBHiU0Cy1lPNiNg0GZEotSeB%2B4HGeGlZDRqavdxZ1%2BM3hAn3N9sGOQyk8%3D

India ready to bypass dollar in trade with Russia (3.28.22) https://www.rt.com/business/552531-india-russia-ruble-trade-deal/

NATO’s Mission Was to Prevent War in Europe, and Now It May Have Played a Role in Starting One (4.5.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/natos-mission-was-to-prevent-war-in-europe-and-now-it-may-have-played-a-role-in-starting-one_4385087.html?utm_source=Enews&utm_campaign=etv-2022-04-06&utm_medium=email&est=CezEG6wXr5DxzkjeXKaOMa9yqdc%2Fyy5GEhEgKVZzctU%2Br8Uv8P91Rf9jbVg%3D

US Dollar Under Attack (4.5.22)

Gold-Backed Ruble is a Game-Changer (4.5.22) https://www.rt.com/business/553099-gold-backed-ruble-gamechanger-west/

Russian Ruble Relaunched Linked to Gold & Commodities Q & A (4.1.22)

https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/ronan-manly/russian-ruble-relaunched-linked-to-gold-and-commodities-rt-com-q-and-a/

Got Gold or Rubles Russia Just Broke the Back of the West (3.28.22)

It’s Official Russia Central Bank Announces Ruble Bound to Gold, 5000 Rubles per Gram (3.27.22) https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/it-s-official-russia-central-bank-announced-ruble-bond-to-gold-5000-rubles-per-gram

The Disinformation Most Harmful to the US Public Isn’t Russian, its 100% Homegrown (3.23.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-disinformation-most-harmful-to-the-us-public-isnt-russian-its-100-percent-homegrown_4357318.html?utm_source=Enews&utm_campaign=etv-2022-03-24&utm_medium=email&est=P4Oyn06%2B9HBqlQcUfLRwB472jX9332jqQYwE8PfNIE4J4o1nCoi9sVGq0bQ%3D

India ready to bypass dollar in trade with Russia (3.28.22) https://www.rt.com/business/552531-india-russia-ruble-trade-deal/

Pentagon Drops Truth Bombs to Stave off War with Russia (3.23.22) https://consortiumnews.com/2022/03/23/pentagon-drops-truth-bombs-to-stave-off-war-with-russia/

IMF Warns That Sanctions Against Russia Threaten to Weaken the Dominance of the Dollar (3.31.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/imf-warns-that-sanctions-against-russia-threaten-to-weaken-the-dominance-of-the-dollar_4374650.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-04-01-1&utm_medium=email&est=vELwgdpAXApKjH6RgHt1hqlGYYLmhyHBuflRjLt5QvYMgPfSXK8Y2DS6uGE%3D

Russia Says First Phase of War Over, Military Will Now Focus on Eastern Donbas (3.25.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/russia-first-phase-of-war-over-military-will-now-focus-on-eastern-donbas_4362570.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-03-25-4&utm_medium=email&est=3mkPPzxKuaAdCqvzPCW9iz9wofRiGmA0pbQb8P9EObY0huHWS%2FxuoY11ZmM%3D

Zelensky Combines Ukraine TV Stations Into One Channel Over Misinformation (3.21.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/zelensky-combines-ukraine-tv-stations-into-one-channel-over-misinformation_4351910.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-03-21-4&utm_medium=email&est=axv9W13BdN6o3RvB%2BwoPdgWm%2Bz1u%2Fc1gVmDcEQNv6XDtEtLT0p3FPMi26Zc%3D

Zelensky Announces Ban on 11 Political Parties (3.20.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/zelensky-announces-ban-on-11-political-parties_4349682.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-03-20-4&utm_medium=email&est=SIy%2B1Qhx6oVUoEPzOFuaU8vfSkTbgg78RZB%2BSTW8LWst%2FXWROWGM8AO%2BTOI%3D

Putin Holds Massive Rally, Says Russia Will Prevail in Ukraine (3.18.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/putin-praises-troops-at-huge-rally-in-moscow_4346863.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-03-18-4&utm_medium=email&est=KSg5drRtb2ZN84Sdvwb5GVMl8D2hwHN6THdID9mIGM6bo8DJGxdB%2FvpwIHmyvw%3D%3D

We Are at War With Russia (3.7.22) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PC7DzTRS7A

Latin American Countries Divided Over Russian Invasion of Ukraine (3.12.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/latin-american-countries-divided-over-russian-invasion-of-ukraine_4329516.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-03-11-1&utm_medium=email&est=wEf77LmwkVi9kv2HKkquYYcMs7k1xY1YcBruVhK6Tqvp1Hi80cspDrBjOIY%3D

Banks & Central Banks

Russia’s backing of the Ruble by gold dwarfs any other news, as most other central banks of the world continue to print money and devalue their nation’s currencies,  making it more difficult for their citizens to make ends meet.  The Epoch Times wrote, “For the first time since 2018, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, increasing the target range for the rate to 0.25–0.5 percent.  The Fed completed its two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting on March 16, described by analysts as an important turning point for monetary policy.  Fed officials project six more rate increases for this year. The dot-plot, the main interest rate outlook by governors, shows a median short-term rate of 1.9 percent by the end of the year. It also estimates a median short-term rate of 2.8 percent in 2023 and 2024.”

CNBC reported, “Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell affirmed the central bank’s determination to bring down inflation and said Thursday that aggressive rate hikes are possible as soon as next month.  Powell said, 50 basis points will be on the table for the May meeting.  Hikes in interest rates will cause economic growth to slow and the economy to contract.”

“The European Central Bank will continue to lag behind the Federal Reserve in tightening monetary policy despite rising inflation,” said ECB President Christine Lagarde.  The WSJ went on to say, “That complicates the ECB’s task of removing pandemic-era stimulus measures to regain control over inflation without damaging the postpandemic recovery. Other major central banks, including the Fed, are moving ahead with plans for the most aggressive cycle of interest-rate increases in decades, with sweeping implications for global asset prices.”

Powell says taming inflation absolutely essential a 50 basis point hike possible for May (4.21.22) https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/21/powell-says-taming-inflation-absolutely-essential-and-50-basis-point-hike-on-the-table-for-may.html

Fed Paying Banks Not to Lend Has Cost $1.5 Billion in 4 Weeks (4.19.22)

ECB to Trail Fed in Tightening Monetary Policy Despite Rising Inflation (4.14.22) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/ecb-confirms-plan-to-end-bond-buys-as-ukraine-war-boosts-inflation-11649937944?mod=Searchresults_pos1&page=1

Fed Raises Interest Rates for First Time Since 2018 to Fight Inflation (3.16.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/fed-raises-interest-rates-for-the-first-time-since-2018-to-fight-inflation_4341612.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-03-16-3&utm_medium=email&est=gh%2BDsj2MqK5RqUr4RBAVjisUjxvldR1IyK1Kr4KDPvW0KBtRUEM0MEj4z9E%3D

Hard Currency & Cryptocurrency

Digital currency is coming soon to a country near you.  China went full digital Jan 1, 2022,   Australia and Canada both said they will go full digital between now and the end of 2024.  The UK introduced the digital pound which can now be used alongside the paper pound for the time being.  Reuters reported, “Biden signed an executive order requiring the government to assess the risks and benefits of creating a central bank digital dollar, as well as other cryptocurrency issues.

Many are looking forward to a digital currency while others have great concerns about a cashless society.  It’s important to understand there are currently over 7,800 different cryptocurrencies but they are dived into two main groups, government and non-government digital currencies.  Non-government cryptos, as long as they are peer-to-peer transactions and not exchanged on a platform or exchange, are not regulated; they are private and linked to no ledger or record of the transaction.  Government currencies are regulated and there will be a ledger and record of everything you buy or sell. Countries that replace their paper currency with a digital currency will eliminate banks as we know them because the Treasury or Finance Department of that country will now be your banker.  You will have no anonymity and little freedom with such a currency because the government would have the power to decide what you can buy and sell or if you’re allowed to buy and sell at the click of a button; this is the great concern in a cashless society.  In the absence of paper currency, it would be wise to have alternative assets with which to buy, sell or trade (i.e. gold, silver, commodities, non-governmental digital currency).

Digital & Cryptocurrency Basics (4.7.22) https://rumble.com/vh29bx-digital-currency-basics.html

Biden to Tax & Regulate Cryptocurrency (4.14.22) https://ifapray.org/blog/biden-moves-to-tax-and-regulate-cryptocurrency/

Biden Orders Government to Study Digital Dollar, Other Cryptocurrency Risks (3.9.22) https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/biden-orders-government-study-digital-dollar-other-cryptocurrency-risks-2022-03-09/

Trudeau Budget Says Market Risks Require Gov’t to Study Possible Central Bank Digital Currency (4.12.22) https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadas-2022-budget-to-look-into-a-type-of-central-bank-digital-currency-for-nation/

Cashless societies will almost certainly encourage gov’t abuses of power (4.7.22) https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/is-apocalyptic-prophesy-being-fulfilled-in-the-modern-financial-system/

Great Britain Announces a Plan to Mint NFTs Through the Royal Mint in a Bid to Lead The Way In The Increasingly Digital Economy (4.4.22)

Biden’s Crypto EO Weighs Climate Change, Ponders Digital Dollar (3.10.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/bidens-crypto-eo-weighs-climate-change-ponders-digital-dollar_4329379.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-03-10-4&utm_medium=email&est=QS6kUhBiwjEM65LwME%2ByKhiIwNvqweL3mOT8eDNZop2Ma6WiPbrf1h4XiOk%3D

Australia is Eliminating Physical Currency, Expects To Become A Cashless Society by 2031 (3.8.22) https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/australia-abandoning-physical-currency-expected-to-become-cashless-society-by-2031/

AMC to Accept Dodgecoin as Currency (4.20.22) https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/technology/amc-to-accept-dogecoin-as-currency

Bitcoin May Plummet to $30K as Tech Stocks Tank, Analysts Claim (4.12.22)https://nypost.com/2022/04/11/bitcoin-may-plummet-to-30k-as-tech-stocks-tank-analysts/

World Markets

Most stock markets dropped steadily in April due to a myriad of concerns including, supply chain issues, Ukraine Russia conflict, rising interest rates, inflation, increased regulation (which drives up the cost of doing business), lack of workers and shutting off of pipelines.  The WSJ wrote, “U.S. stocks fell, extending their April losses, as investors digested earnings reports from leading companies and weighed concerns about inflation and the spread of Covid-19 in China.” 

The Epoch Times reported, “Food shortages and skyrocketing food prices now appear inevitable. The global food price index hit its highest recorded level in March 2022, rising 12.6% in a single month. On average, food prices were one-third higher than in March 2021. In the U.S., food prices rose 9% in 2021, and are predicted to rise another 4.5% to 5% in the next 12 months.” 

Home prices continue to rise, but home sales are starting to drop.  The Washington Examiner wrote, The average price of existing U.S. homes hit a record $375,300 in March even as rising mortgage rates caused home sales to fall for the second month in a row.  Median housing prices are up a whopping 15% from last March, marking 121 consecutive months of year-over-year increases in the red-hot housing market, according to data released on Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors. While housing prices are at the highest they have been since the NAR began tracking the metric more than two decades ago, housing purchases declined 2.7% from February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million in March, and year-over-year sales fell 4.5%.”

Stocks Fall as Dow Drops More Than 800 Points (4.26.22) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-stocks-markets-dow-update-04-26-2022-11650958530?mod=hp_lead_pos2

Why Food Prices Are Expected to Skyrocket (4.18.22) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc4ZWf96FBQ

Housing Prices Hit Record As Sales Slow (4.20.22)

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/economy/housing-prices-hit-record-as-sales-slow

Biden Admin Renews Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump (4.18.22)

US Resumes Oil, Gas Drilling on Federal Lands, With Increased Oil Royalty Rate (4.16.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-resumes-oil-gas-drilling-on-federal-lands-with-increased-oil-royalty-rate_4408052.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-04-16-3&utm_medium=email&est=YZcf7vrthufzi3JE%2B4S%2BEPksPPnkFeyEQUfX4GqLBtpFeeeUNqcvK1ta6iQ%3D

VAERS Data Analysis Shows Numerous Health Problems Due to Vaccines & The Blatant Problems with Our Education Structure (4.8.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/facts-matter-april-8-vaers-data-analysis-shows-numerous-health-problems-more-likely-due-to-vaccines-than-coincidence_4392709.html?utm_source=Enews&utm_campaign=etv-2022-04-09&utm_medium=email&est=OQlwOwODL8WzRxIRaqqeRJnA13TqHzKKTsb6FZlEsYRCwWQueXIJg6quCyk%3D

India to Buy Russian Oil at Discount Amid Ukraine War (3.16.22)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/india-to-buy-russian-oil-at-discount-amid-ukraine-war-11647446532?mod=world_minor_pos1

New York Set to Ban Natural Gas in New Buildings (4.4.22)

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/new-york-set-ban-natural-gas-new-buildings-environmental-groups-2022-04-04/

Shutting Canadian Pipeline Would Cost US Consumers $23.7 Billion More in Fuel Costs (3.26.22) 

Former Blackrock Portfolio Manager on Pfizer & FDA Fraud, Financial Collapse Imminent (2.16.22) https://rumble.com/vv28ai-edward-dowd-former-blackrock-portfolio-manager-pfizer-and-fda-fraud-financi.html

US Gas Prices Hit $4 per Gallon for First Time Since 2008 (3.6.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-gas-prices-hit-4-per-gallon-for-first-time-since-2008_4319903.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2022-03-07&utm_medium=email&est=HapCz68rm7%2B0LkKZSrtQGazkRrs7a7PtHr3jV26Tc4rc5kx1iTNlHtIGJmk%3D

Shutting Canadian Pipeline Would Cost US Consumers $23.7 Billion More in Fuel Costs (3.26.22)  https://www.theepochtimes.com/shutting-down-canadian-pipeline-would-cost-us-consumers-23-7-billion-more-in-fuel-costs-report_4362864.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2022-03-28&utm_medium=email&est=F6X%2Femv7Q7ZzpUcakxE67MV%2FPACTpJM1CO%2BcQnOM75cIdFaBVMyV%2BhcI4eM%3D

Political Unrest

This will be short and sweet as the greatest area of political unrest was already discussed; however, the Russia Ukraine situation is not the only political unrest in the world.  China is still the greatest problem internationally; in addition to China’s severe treatment of its citizens, and its draconian lockdowns and policies, they are bullying and coercing other nations as well.  The UN and current US Administration continue their attempts to impose radical, baseless climate agendas on the world, increasing regulations and taxes on individuals, driving up the cost of business and destroying jobs. 

Inside China’s Draconian Lockdowns & Tuidang, the Underground Movement That’s Disintegrating China’s Communist Party From Within (4.19.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/sen-nieh-inside-chinas-draconian-lockdowns-and-tuidang-the-underground-movement-thats-disintegrating-chinas-communist-party-from-within_4413298.html?utm_source=ATLNewsletter&utm_campaign=2022-04-24&utm_medium=email&est=NJGrRAiedHgGsZjUh1ztJLcmZRp4q4lz93wwqYvVOc0RmYfK%2Fr8LuQBNP6g%3D

Wuhan Lab Allowed to Destroy Secret Files Under Its Partnership with US National Lab, Agreement Shows (4.20.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/wuhan-lab-allowed-to-destroy-secret-files-under-its-partnership-with-us-national-lab-agreement-shows_4417444.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2022-04-22&utm_medium=email&est=P9t%2BFBV42TCHVP1FdjnhOcAC4CYOSsmyj2o7QVap15lwGJMiyF1qS5HbbqQ%3D

US Ends Normal Trade Relations with Russia, Bans Russian Oil Imports (4.8.22)

UN Calls for Substantial Reduction in Fossil Fuels to Limit Climate Change (4.4.22)

CCP is Terminally Ill China’s Domestic Troubles Could Trigger Leadership Coup (2.9.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/ccp-is-terminally-ill-author-says-chinas-domestic-troubles-could-trigger-leadership-coup_4266908.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-02-09-3&utm_medium=email&est=%2BfYQ6MQl4MSdJjcVwsDDsr5xyQtPwjcgQ5flLNJ5bfY8oAcGWOBNRqv8u9k%3D

Biden admin invents Securities and Environment Commission out of thin air to force climate agenda on US businesses (3.28.22) https://www.theblaze.com/news/sec-proposes-new-climate-disclosure-rules?utm_source=theblaze-7DayTrendingTest&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Afternoon%20Auto%20Trending%207%20Day%20Engaged%202022-03-28&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%207%20Day%20Engagement

China’s Economic Coercion of Australia a ‘Wake-Up Call’ to World (1.21.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinas-economic-coercion-of-australia-a-wake-up-call-to-world-uk-minister_4227362.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-01-21-2&utm_medium=email&est=7aJQuvz04wJf1JuGwkrU5kLsDlsF%2BwTZJwJcfYEXNjlLHCQN0rRNu2dbyPI%3D

Q-4 2021 World Economic & Political Update (1.21.21)

The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”  – Winston Churchill

2021 was a year of fear-mongering, confusion, extreme polarization, international conflicts, threats, misinformation, lies from government officials, CEOs, and corporations, and mass censorship by Big Tech and mainstream media.  It was filled with corporate activism; attempts to increase government control and limit freedoms, massive world demonstrations against C-19 restrictions, supply chain interruptions, rapid inflation, radical market swings, and market manipulation.  The first three weeks of January have continued in this vein with the Dow losing 2,093 points (-6%), the NASDAQ losing 2,876 (17%), and other world markets experiencing similar volatility.  Cryptocurrencies, which had a great 2021, have also taken a dive in the last week.   

The propaganda and agendas of 2021 have left many asking what’s real and what’s not. Supposedly there is a worldwide supply chain problem – but is there?  Most red states don’t seem to be having that problem and their economies have returned to pre-pandemic levels, while New York & California are a mess.  Corporate insiders sold stock at record levels – why?   International Banking Officials gathered to partake in a global economic collapse simulation similar to the Agenda 21 Covid pandemic simulations in fall of 2019 – why?  We keep hearing about a “Great Reset.” Klaus Shwab, unelected head of the World Economic Forum, wrote a book about this Great Reset, explaining that by 2030, no one will own anything and they will be happy about it.  People should think very carefully about what that means and how it could become a reality.  We enter 2022 with far more questions than answers, but one thing seems clear, the volatility and uncertainty are increasing not diminishing.

Nasdaq, S&P 500 Suffer Worst Week Since Pandemic Onset (1.21.22) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-stocks-markets-dow-update-01-21-2022-11642751388?mod=hp_lead_pos1

International Banking Officials Simulate Global Economic Collapse (1.10.22) https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/international-banking-officials-simulate-global-economic-collapse/

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $37,000 in Tandem With Tech Selloff (1.21.22) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/bitcoin-price-falls-below-40-000-in-tandem-with-tech-selloff-11642765835?mod=markets_lead_pos3

There’s One Way to Stop The Great Reset & These States Have Already Begun (1.19.22) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiFai_2_Dhg&t=505s

The Great Reset Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism (1.19.22) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbNcx4rsAfk

The Great Reset is Placing the World Under Control of Invisible Bureaucrats (1.14.22) https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-great-reset-is-placing-the-world-under-control-of-invisible-bureaucrats/

Stocks End 2021 on a Down Note, But Close Within View of Record Highs (12.31.21) Yahoo Finance

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stock-market-news-live-updates-december-31-2021-234034836.html

Corporate Insiders Sold Record Level of Stock in 2021 (12.6.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/corporate-insiders-sold-record-level-of-stock-in-2021_4140989.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-12-07&mktids=7848607be2817e7dc4651f382014d100&est=iSH4vkN17%2F0CffkWdkwPYCyu7Wyeh3NeDLfZWzkJf4atGxzjo1EK%2FEJA7m4%3D

Texas, Arizona Have Recovered All the Jobs Lost When Covid-19 Hit (1.18.22) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/texas-arizona-have-recovered-all-the-jobs-lost-when-covid-19-hit-11642501805?mod=hp_lista_pos2

Red States Dominate Index of Fiscal, Regulatory & Personal Freedoms, While Blue States Are the Least Free (12.4.21) https://www.theblaze.com/news/states-most-freedom-cato-index?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202021-12-05&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM

Samsung Picks Texas City for $17 Billion Semiconductor Factory, to Create 2,000+ Jobs (11.25.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/samsung-picks-texas-city-for-17-billion-semiconductor-factory-to-create-2000-jobs_4123597.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-11-25-1&mktids=4f9923296d1ab4b9fc9eeeda661eedba&est=QVOSR9hsQtPKlxXmimg8CjskDLN61oCUzi7wDrdbH81cOe22ysCFA%2BAdUKU%3D

15 Republican Governors Launch ‘Operation Open Road’ to Fix Supply Chain Snarl (11.23.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/15-republican-governors-launch-operation-open-road-to-fix-supply-chain-snarl_4119556.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-11-23&mktids=94d9f01e7efad584b6b355365ca5677d&est=2Se6Mt2mkTJ5CpUnFdcFFrwEEpC%2FXX4CyCGPmY2r%2FBAHUmBrU4Q3JHYjzb4%3D

All the Ways You’re Being Surveilled Due to C-19 (11.13.21)

Go Woke, Go Broke Americans Don’t Care For Corporate Activism (12.20.21) NYP https://nypost.com/2021/12/02/americans-dont-care-for-corporate-activism/

No Country for White Men as State Street Pushes Diversity (11.7.21) NYT

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-country-for-white-men-as-state-street-push-diversity-hlgttnw5h

Central Banking & Banks

Central banks printed more money in 2020 and 2021 than any other two-year time period in history, causing inflation to rise to 20-30 year highs, with no end in sight.  The Federal Reserve expects to raise interest rates at least 3 times in 2022 and other nations are planning hikes as well.  2021 saw China’s largest bank, Evergrande, tottering on the brink of failure, which would not only create problems for China, but send ripple effects across the banking world.  The Blaze reported, “investors are warning that the possible collapse of a major Chinese real estate development company named Evergrande could trigger a liquidity crisis similar to the one that occurred in late 2008, leading to a multi-year global recession.”  Some major banks are also adding new social-political requirements to loan criteria related to climate control, racism, gender, etc.  Bloomberg reported, “Banks and asset managers representing 40% of the world’s financial assets have now pledged to meet the goals set out in the Paris climate agreement, as an alliance championed by former central banker Mark Carney swells under the gaze of a world increasingly alarmed by planetary warming.  More than 450 firms representing $130 trillion of assets now belong to the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero.” This is another example of corporate activism pushing their social-political worldview and agenda on their customers through economic corrosion.

Canada Inflation Reaches 30-Year High, Placing Spotlight on Central Bank (1.19.22) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/canada-inflation-reaches-30-year-high-placing-spotlight-on-central-bank-11642606193?mod=hp_listb_pos4

Fed Speeds Up Tapering, Projecting 3 Rate Hikes in 2022 (12.15.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/fed-speeds-up-tapering-projecting-three-rate-hikes-in-2022_4159339.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-12-15-3&mktids=4a9bab10e2e5d0a237ff278ff77f5fd6&est=jaOrvK9FMluN%2B7TQPx10t1jd25J9aFg4cI8ngebtRcmgD%2FWK1OFOHvDziDA%3D

All-Knowing, All-Powerful Central Bank Throws in the Towel (11.2.21) SMC https://www.sovereignman.com/international-diversification-strategies/all-knowing-all-powerful-central-bank-throws-in-the-towel-33930/

Major Chinese real estate developer Evergrande totters on the brink; investors fear collapse, which could trigger another major financial liquidity crisis (12.23.21) The Blaze https://www.theblaze.com/news/major-chinese-real-estate-developer-evergrande-totters-on-the-brink-investors-fear-collapse-which-could-trigger-another-major-financial-liquidity-crisis?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20211223AutoTrending-Single&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

Carney Unveils $130 Trillion in Climate Finance Commitments (11.2.21) Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/search?query=Carney%20Unveils%20$130%20Trillion%20in%20Climate%20Finance%20Commitments

Cryptocurrency

Coinbase reported, In 2021, crypto officially entered the mainstream as Bitcoin and Ethereum (and many more) hit new all-time highs. Along the way, the acronym “NFT” rocketed from obscurity to Collins Dictionary’s Word of the Year, El Salvador became the first country to recognize Bitcoin as legal tender, and Elon Musk took his Dogecoin cheerleading from Twitter to Saturday Night Live — just months after Tesla added $1.5 billion worth of BTC to its balance sheet. This week, we’re taking a look back at the numbers that tell the story of crypto’s biggest, busiest year ever.  $3 trillion is the total value of the cryptocurrency market during November’s all-time high. At the time, Bitcoin’s price approached $69,000 and Ethereum came close to $4,900. This week, the market hovers closer to $2.2 trillion, but crypto remains one of the best-performing asset classes of 2021.  

Microsoft (Bill Gates being the major shareholder) is working on making cryptocurrency an internal cognitive bodily function by the insertion of various enhancements directly into the user’s body.  Bitcoin News reported, “Microsoft has patented a cryptocurrency mining system that leverages human activities, including brain waves and body heat, when performing online tasks such as using search engines, chatbots, and reading ads. “A user can solve the computationally difficult problem unconsciously,” the patent reads.” 

The Blockbuster Numbers Behind Crypto’s Record-Breaking Year (12.23.21) CoinBase

Microsoft Patents New Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity Data (10. .21)

https://news.bitcoin.com/microsoft-cryptocurrency-system/

Debt

Globally, nations are taking on debt, printing money, and acting like there is a limitless supply and no repercussions for their actions. The IMF has great concerns about the debt positions of many nations.  Yahoo News reported, “The IMF urged advanced economies in the G20 to extend and improve their debt relief initiative, warning that many countries face a dire crisis without the help.  “We may see economic collapse in some countries unless G20 creditors agree to accelerate debt restructurings and suspend debt service while the restructurings are being negotiated,” IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said in a blog, adding that it is critical private creditors also offer relief. 

CBO estimates the “Build Back Better” bill would add $3 Trillion to the deficit, fortunately, it’s going nowhere in the Senate.  The Biden Administration raised Social Security payments 5.9% but raised Medicare premiums to help pay for it.  Inflation is increasing at alarming rates and making it harder for people to make ends meet.  Another great concern is that the Federal Reserve’s raising of interest rates will also raise the interest rate on the US $28 Trillion national debt.   

Glen Beck interviewed Carol Roth, a former investment banker and author of ‘The War on Small Businesses.  She told Glenn “the current driver of today’s skyrocketing inflation is monetary and fiscal policies from the last two years. Those in the power seat are treating the economy as if it has an on/off switch, and they failed to prepare for massive disruptions to the labor force and supply chain systems from the C-19 pandemic, she says. And, to make matters worse, the Federal Reserve printed and pumped trillions of dollars into our economy. So, what’s next? Roth predicts how inflation will continue to affect Americans, and she urges listeners to do the opposite of what far-left politicians hope you’ll do: ‘You need to take that playbook and flip it on its head — whatever they don’t want you to do, you need to do it…’”  

Simon Black laid out a great explanation of what’s going on with inflation and its effect on economies, currencies, and markets.   “In last week’s podcast — the first podcast episode we’ve published in a few years — Viktorija and I discussed how central banks engineer inflation… and why inflation is probably here to stay.  In this week’s episode, we dove even deeper into the topic to discuss a different type of inflation: ASSET price inflation.  Remember that inflation rises whenever the amount of money in an economy increases relative to the amount of services and products available to purchase.  And that even includes assets.  There are only 500 companies in the S&P 500, which essentially means there’s a fixed number of assets available for investors to purchase.  So whenever the central bank prints trillions of dollars, much of that money finds its way into the stock market, bidding up the stock prices of S&P 500 companies.  The bizarre part is that this increase in stock prices doesn’t mean that a company has become more successful.”

Economy Expert on What’s Coming Next & how to Prevent a Collapse (1.14.22) The Blaze

CBO Estimates Build Back Better Bill With No Sunsets Would Add $3 Trillion to Deficit (12.14.21)  https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/cbo-estimates-build-back-better-bill-with-no-sunsets-would-add-3-trillion-to-deficit_4156274.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-12-14-1&mktids=f0064d3f4b25b041637da837bc6fcbb2&est=6MlT3g%2FChKdWdBypiO5%2BR0uvhBATRO2pPY%2FTkVXzL7pJWdYcTPbazYzRWHI%3D

IMF Warns of Economic Collapse Unless G20 Extends Debt Relief (12.2.21) Yahoo News

https://news.yahoo.com/imf-warns-economic-collapse-unless-161920058.html

Why the Make America Worse Bill Will Lead to Higher Inflation (11.23.21) SMC https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/why-the-make-america-worse-bill-will-lead-to-higher-inflation-34011/

Biden Administration Hikes Medicare Premiums, Blames Drug Costs & Pandemic (11.13. 21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/biden-administration-hikes-medicare-premiums-blames-drug-costs-and-pandemic_4102350.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-11-14&mktids=d874052fcf8a4555e8c2a72c4e51f3c9&est=Z0QHrRDGaL%2Bh3bXi7PWJc8OSGioOEI%2Fn2npFspaaim%2ByuYNz%2FqQiQZa6MdM%3D

4,000+ Years Later And They Still Haven’t Figured It Out (11.8.21) SMC

https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/4000-years-later-and-they-still-havent-figured-it-out-33955/

A Deep Dive Into What’s Really Driving Inflation (2021) Ep-1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scOzavr3kYM

Asset Price Inflation (2021) Episode 2 https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/sovereign-mans-freedom-podcast-episode-2-asset-price-inflation-32737/?inf_contact_key=419497b90bc46ebe0b4203f57be956a2cc0558ed5d4c28cbfab114022b1ec50d

World Markets

 WSJ reported, “U.S. stocks gave up early gains and turned lower, extending a recent stretch of losses that have pulled major indexes down to start the year.  The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite shed 166.64 points, or 1.1%, to 14340.26. It finished the day 10.7% below its all-time closing high, set in November. A decline of greater than 10% is considered a correction for a stock index.  The S&P 500 fell 44.35 points, or 1%, to 4532.76. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 339.82 points, or 1%, to 35028.65.”  

The UK’s inflation rate has risen to 7.1%; Germany is experiencing rapid inflation, trading issues with China, and supply chain issues.  The WSJ wrote, “The softness in Germany, which represents close to one-third of the eurozone’s output, is weighing on the continent’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. It contrasts with muscular growth in the U.S. at the end of last year, according to estimates by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.” 

Labor challenges were one of the greatest impediments to employers in 2021 for a myriad of reasons including C-19 restrictions, increased government assistance and, largely, mandatory vaccination or mask and testing requirements. Glen Beck interviewed Andrew Crapuchettes who left the tech world to help people find jobs who have been fired due to refusing the jab.  He now helps freedom-loving Americans find employers that won’t discriminate based on social-political beliefs or vaccination status through www.RedBalloon.com, which is a job board website that connects employers who value freedom with employees who value it too.  “Conservatives no longer must fear losing a job based on their political beliefs,” he says, “it’s an opportunity to just be unapologetic about who you are and what you believe.” 

Another problem retail stores have had to deal with, especially in CA, is stealing and looting, which has caused many retailers to close stores.  This is partially a result of Soros-funded prosecuting attorneys who refuse to prosecute shoplifters, so now organized gangs are entering stores and taking everything they can carry.  The Epoch Times reported, “A growing number of U.S. retailers are ringing alarm bells on organized looting that is gripping many major urban markets across the country.  Best Buy reported decent third-quarter earnings (pdf), topping market estimates. The consumer electronics retail giant found more Americans upgraded their home technologies and kitchen appliances. But the company warned some of the challenges it faces moving forward, including “organized retail crime.” 

Nasdaq Falls More Than 1%, Entering Correction Territory (1.19.22) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-stock-markets-dow-update-01-19-2022-11642581538?mod=hp_lead_pos1

Stocks Fall as Bond Yields Hit Two-Year High (1.18.22) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-stock-markets-dow-update-01-18-2022-11642494893?mod=hp_lead_pos2

German Slowdown Sends Global Warning Signs on Supply Chains, China (1.14.22) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/german-slowdown-sends-global-warning-signs-on-supply-chains-china-11642163036?mod=hp_major_pos3#cxrecs_s

US Inflation at Nearly Four-Decade High: Here’s What is Getting Most Expensive (12.12.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/us-inflation-at-nearly-four-decade-high-heres-what-is-getting-most-expensive_4208087.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2022-01-13&mktids=6dbd30d5c229ad1c6030db6cd1346018&est=XXN3EBNft%2Bwa1qCxkq0mAXyf5QUpS2aIUgxZmgiLWeDOGEynSQ%2FlCee%2F6yM%3D

UK Inflation Soars to 30-Year High as Food Prices Surge (1.19.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/uk-inflation-soars-to-30-year-high-as-food-prices-surge_4222268.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-01-19-1&utm_medium=email&est=YqKaxFLJJvSKO3lLQk5%2FjIdbw0DXg3ur3VXuroOYEPRMdcyZMwocxKaRBrI%3D

Historic Number of Workers Quit Jobs to Become Their Own Bosses Amid C-19 Pandemic (12.1.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/historic-number-of-workers-quit-jobs-to-become-their-own-bosses-amid-covid-19-pandemic_4132796.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-12-1-1&mktids=56832b1167b3facc57795640b17eab27&est=%2FWmXpkSsRL7uEKFKnA1m3qO17MqpHfbk%2F5mZcFUEw08MAqrE08%2F8tZc0T%2BM%3D

Some Common Sense Advice From Two Billionaires (12.13.21) SMC

https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/some-common-sense-advice-from-two-billionaires-34097/

This CEO Left the Tech World to Help Conservatives Find Jobs (11.26.21) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hgfxs5sE5g

https://www.glennbeck.com/radio/this-ceo-left-the-tech-world-to-help-conservatives-find-jobs

Retailers Under Pressure as ‘Organized Looting’ Eats Into Profits (11.25.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/retailers-under-pressure-as-organized-looting-eats-into-profits_4124274.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-11-25-3&mktids=67dc0078d29656f7bb8bcc06904fc4e2&est=U59N2mMqD90AbjGeciQD2CGfsUl7rO38fDF7n%2BiiUruC4khiE01C3ImMFcM%3D

The Mother of All Supply Shocks Lurks in China’s Covid Crackdowns (1.12.22) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2022-01-12/supply-chain-latest-china-s-covid-fight-risks-more-supply-turmoil

Empty Grocery Shelves Return as Sick Employees, Supply Chain Delays Collide (1.9.22) https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/11/empty-grocery-shelves-return-as-sick-employees-supply-chain-delays-collide.html

G20 Leaders Endorse Global Minimum Corporate Tax (10.30.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/g20-leaders-endorse-global-minimum-corporate-tax_4077272.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-30-2&mktids=197bd0f40b606ed83674b637f3e6b8c2&est=x2%2BQGriGHxE3do4c0NLzvJst0IZVwrw9%2FlzbSfGQCFFnyAs%2BTGRfnflndZ0%3D

Political Unrest

Political unrest, both within nations, as well as in between them was rampant in 2021.  People all over the world demonstrated in groups of thousands and hundreds of thousands against C-19 restrictions and mandatory jabs of experimental drugs.  China wants to take over Taiwan, Russia will likely take over Ukraine, Korea continues to test guided missiles, Iran has just sent its first Satellite up in space, it is unclear whether Sudan and Ethiopian governments will survive, and Cuba just signed agreements with China.

Russia, China& Iran Hold Joint Naval Exercises (1.21.22) https://www.ifapray.org/blog/russia-china-and-iran-hold-joint-naval-exercises/

Russian Military Buildup Triggers European Defense Anxieties (1.19.22) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-military-buildup-triggers-european-defense-anxieties-11642623623

Sudan Protesters Begin Strike as Conflict With Generals Worsens (1.18.22) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/sudan-protesters-begin-strike-as-conflict-with-generals-worsens-11642510196?mod=hp_listb_pos5

Ethiopian Government Repels Rebels, Pledges Peace Talks (1.12.22) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/ethiopian-government-repels-rebels-pledges-peace-talks-11642005374?mod=world_major_2_pos8

Cuba Signs Belt & Road Agreement With China (12.31.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/cuba-signs-belt-and-road-agreement-with-china_4178970.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-12-30-4&utm_medium=email&est=2PHjDRU3DkvSvxV%2BXmjGdncK5yq5OIH%2BmFgUf7NKl2J4FByQfnDJQxQB2XA%3D

Iran Launches Rocket Into Space, Claims it was Carrying Research Devices  (12.31.21) https://www.theblaze.com/news/iran-launches-rocket-into-space-claims-it-was-carrying-research-devices?utm_source=theblaze-dailyPM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__PM%202021-12-31&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Daily%20PM

China Warns US Will Face Unbearable Price on Taiwan 12.30.21) https://news.yahoo.com/china-warns-us-face-unbearable-105844330.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ2xlbm5iZWNrLmNvbS9zaG93LXByZXAvZ2xlbm5zLXNob3ctcHJlcC0yMDIxLTEyLTMxP3JlYmVsbHRpdGVtPTE&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAD9MNX-_skzMpJ9JrwoaT2AjHca7lJ9NNKS6WqWeoi5yf42r2lV6KcEqFczs7d-PRVzIJZVM0diNDtW5LJCB7Tp7DjU7W44SP5_PY4lAZQSsmrIyBGEDwXNbMw53RSMK-j6iczN-F2P-I28NQ5yka0NywFjcmC7G4U3fo7Ude0p5

China, Russia Condemn U.S. Military Moves Near Borders, Deepen ‘Unbreakable’ Cooperation (11.23.21) https://www.newsweek.com/china-russia-condemn-us-military-moves-border-deepen-cooperation-1652473

Chinese Lies Deception & Criminal Actions

China has many agendas and is actively intimidating the rest of the world with no one to challenge them.  The US total failure in Afghanistan and inept handling of international affairs have emboldened China.  China continues to be mistrusted by the world and even their allies don’t trust them.  They have been fighting with India along the Himalayan border for all of 2021.  They are clearly attempting to take over major ports of the world and are expanding their military bases.  Everything that China does, especially the spying and information gathering of their technology companies, is used militarily.  AI is a perfect example of this. 

The Epoch Times reported, “The U.S. government recently accused China of developing “brain-control weaponry,” a type of technology that raises major ethical issues when adopted by a totalitarian, genocidal, and territorially aggressive regime.  The U.S. accusation, reported by the Financial Times, was part of the export blacklisting of China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences, along with 11 affiliated biotechnology research institutes, for allegedly assisting the Chinese military in development of the weapons.  The Academy has reportedly researched “brain-machine interface” or “brain-computer interface” technologies, known as BCI, including through implantation of electrodes into the brains of live monkeys like macaques.” 

Although China attempts to hide any internal strife, it has major internal social-political and economic problems with the likely impending failure of their largest bank, which it is uncertain if they can bail out.  Their constant financial handouts, which operate as economic corrosion to whoever receives them, are draining their resources.  Politically, there are many in the CCP that do not agree with Xi or his dictatorial rule.  Epoch times reported, “China’s ruling party head Xi Jinping recently stressed the importance of “internal Party regulations” to maintain the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) absolute control over the country. Analysts believe that this indicates that the internal struggle in the CCP has intensified after the 19th plenary session of the 6th Central Committee.  Lu Tianming, a political commentator based outside of China, told The Epoch Times that these words are Xi Jinping’s attempt to sound the alarm to his political opponents.  “These gang rules will be imposed to punish opponents,” said Lu, adding that the Party’s internal struggle has become more intense after the sixth plenum, the CCP is seriously divided, and the regime is in chaos.  According to Lu, many public comments call the internal Party regulations “gang rule” since the CCP is regarded as “a gangster” since it always deems itself as being greater than the country and it places its internal discipline ahead of state law.

China’s Economic Coercion of Australia a ‘Wake-Up Call’ to World (1.21.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinas-economic-coercion-of-australia-a-wake-up-call-to-world-uk-minister_4227362.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-01-21-2&utm_medium=email&est=7aJQuvz04wJf1JuGwkrU5kLsDlsF%2BwTZJwJcfYEXNjlLHCQN0rRNu2dbyPI%3D

China Unveils AI News Anchor That’s Almost Indistinguishable From a Real Human (1.13.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/china-reveals-ai-news-anchor-almost-indistinguishable-from-a-real-human_4207963.html?utm_source=appan2028330&fbclid=IwAR0vBSTEQnxCn366_x8yF1PU9xnfsEUZ0DFFAMKfM1oA7vuIfp6aGpaVPqE?v=ul

China Expands Port & Military Base Network to Boost Commerce, Clout

https://www.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/image/ye_reporters_notebook_china_31535jpg/

China Weaponizing Americans Personal Data (1.12.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/china-weaponizing-americans-personal-data-expert_4202763.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-01-12-1&utm_medium=email&est=9HNAFMResZU%2BFyHmWzIx7CAyGk76jX14NheT0PMlPztbJvE4zmtHvgmpcF8%3D

Nimble Chinese Satellite Grabs Hi-Res Images Of US City In Seconds (12.28.21) https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3161178/nimble-chinese-satellite-grabs-hi-res-images-us-city-seconds?module=perpetual_scroll_0&pgtype=article&campaign=3161178

Xi Jinping’s Emphasis on the Party’s Gang Rules Underscored CCP Escalated Infighting (12.25.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/xi-jinpings-emphasis-on-the-partys-gang-rules-underscored-ccp-escalated-infighting_4177524.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-12-25-4&utm_medium=email&est=FpOz9c4zFVb80CwtuGra3stQVG9jPoqlnse8uos2kzHtGd8VpiOmo%2F7YvOo%3D

Microsoft Seizes 42 Websites Used by China-Based Hacking Group to Carry out Cyberattacks on US Organizations (12.7.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/microsoft-seizes-42-websites-used-by-china-based-hacking-group-to-carry-out-cyberattacks-on-us-organizations_4142997.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-12-07-1&mktids=5e18d11a97a02ac8e8ae67c60eaaf46e&est=YxjATtXvpG8Fv2Axx95W6kwap6qaYf7C7ND7NEzQONYCswzD5sRSUHPIy4U%3D

China Uses Mockups of US Ships as Target Practice (11.8.21) Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-builds-mockups-us-navy-ships-area-used-missile-target-practice-2021-11-08/

China’s 200 ‘Well-Off Society Villages’ on Its Disputed Border With India Mean Border Domination (11.28.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/chinas-200-well-off-society-villages-on-its-disputed-border-with-india-mean-border-domination_4121664.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-11-28-4&mktids=e9456ec2dced0d915f09cc3be3f4b2f1&est=%2FhflPQ80uL0%2FP%2FSbwo%2BCr6SPDKiknsoyyk63Qd1qEwlRUsjz0G2WN7W89zk%3D

Other Articles of Interest

Corporations seek to rebuild bridges with GOP objectors ahead of midterms (1.5.22) https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/588248-corporations-seek-to-rebuild-bridges-with-gop

Buttigieg Asks AT&T, Verizon to Delay 5G Over Aviation Concerns (12.31.21) Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-01/buttigieg-asks-at-t-verizon-to-delay-5g-over-aviation-concerns

CEOs From Major US Airlines Warn 5G Technology Could Ground Planes (1.18.22) https://www.theepochtimes.com/ceos-from-major-us-airlines-warn-5g-technology-could-ground-planes_4219897.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-01-18-1&utm_medium=email&est=2j6MOWcyewI3NAwx8wfFXjMSHilu6xgoBgHauGmXp74g5KoXCpPkHQIA9ps%3D

This is a Leading Indicator of a Civilization in Decline (11.30.21) SMC

https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/this-is-a-leading-indicator-of-a-civilization-in-decline-34035/

Can Building a Second Internet For Free Speech Be Done (11.26.21) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8qwgMZ_1Us

Plot of Digital Land in the Metaverse Sells For Record $2.43 Million (11.25.21)

https://nypost.com/2021/11/25/digital-land-in-the-metaverse-sells-for-record-2-43m/

Q-3 World Economic & Political Update 

To quote a Steppenwolf song from the 1960s and the Matrix movie, in keeping with the rest of 2021, the third quarter has been a magic carpet ride into the blue-pill dimension.  Decisions are not being made based on national or international economies, markets or historical trends; everything is being played out according to political agendas.  Discerning what’s real and what’s not is extremely difficult because everything is based on perception, not reality.  The son of JP Morgan, Pierpont Morgan, said over a hundred years ago, “A man has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.”  That sums up what’s going on today. If only Paul Harvey was alive to give us “the rest of the story.”  In the last week of October Southwest Airlines CEO expressed some of this frustration when he told Fox News, it “makes no sense” to fire employees for not being vaccinated and he’s not going to do it. 

The current blue-pill administration in DC has managed in less than 10 months, to spend more money than any other administration in the history of our nation, which has created the sharpest rise in inflation in 40 years.  They have increased regulations and are proposing additional regulatory increases making it more costly to do business and making America less competitive internationally.  They have taken us from energy independence to being dependent on other nations for our power.  They have made extremely poor military decisions in Afghanistan, casting doubt on American resolve and credibility internationally.  They have passed, and are attempting to pass, a $3.5 Trillion budget and spending proposals which economically and mathematically have no connection to reality.  And they have completely ignored rule of law and the US Constitution all along the way.  Fortunately, their programs and legislation have been so radical that, in the 50 to 50 divided US Senate, they can’t even get their own members to pass them.

Makes No Sense Southwest Airlines Says It Won’t Fire Workers Who Don’t Get C-19  Vaccine (10.24.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/makes-no-sense-southwest-airlines-says-it-wont-fire-workers-who-dont-get-covid-vaccine_4063579.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-23&mktids=e583a94a1d6b08faf26ad49157baae5e&est=yRyg2stMkbjzbW5KNO9raigSXkzkEFa4NKoK1AAkkSbPIH50nYoflayqleo%3D

Yellen Backs Down on IRS Snooping on Americans Bank Accounts (10.19.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/yellen-backs-down-on-irs-snooping-on-americans-bank-accounts_4056977.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-19-2&mktids=15d2c04cacbc9749d21d01b3cd9eb179&est=qqP%2FLF38ECcOmOhhZjbN7N30r64J70YSvp3Pnaorp3tCK1cSYj2QKdyhTbY%3D

Democrats Reach Agreement to Raise $600 Cap for Biden’s Proposal on IRS Reporting, Surveillance (9.28.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/democrats-reach-agreement-to-raise-600-cap-on-bidens-proposal-on-irs-reporting-and-surveillance_4018190.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-09-28&mktids=6415acc423fe3e90703bd737e3f30ffa&est=07aByW1X%2FgSdaJjYx%2FP8uq5ZAxgOprIUiEF5ZlZqjEnWufvDTXfdJNoPmrk%3D

Biden’s $600 IRS Taxpayer Reporting Proposal ‘Massive Invasion of Financial Privacy’ Bank Association Exec (10.9.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/bidens-600-irs-taxpayer-reporting-proposal-massive-invasion-of-financial-privacy-bank-association-exec_4040433.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-10&mktids=cfaf30c6f7b49860552d1a5dfa8b2cd0&est=g2soV2yP5XKi2Hr153LKJF4ZmAZhF5tGmyOWfKEy160IMGIk2fYStZho3IE%3D

Social Security Announces Largest Benefits Increase Since 1982 (10.13.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/social-security-announces-largest-benefits-increase-since-1982_4047229.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-14&mktids=c35430ff36249f654334bfa2723ba99b&est=hl12GDPaPKQDqhNhDcEg1nPZqq82oGP9wK4uyrGa1ExmdpBP5kxkW5BW0Gw%3D

Budget bill would fine companies up to $700,000 for not complying with Biden’s vaccine mandate (10.1.21) https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/budget-bill-would-fine-companies-up-to-700000-for-not-complying-with-bidens-vaccine-mandate/

Dems Hide Draconian Vaccine Fines In Massive Spending Package (9.30.21) https://ifapray.org/blog/urgent-dems-try-to-hide-draconian-vaccine-enforcement-fines-in-massive-spending-package/

Central Banks & Banks

 As in the previous two quarters, central banks are continuing to keep interest rates artificially low and printing money to keep their nation’s economies afloat.  “[The] U.S. dollar’s status as global reserve currency at risk, amid CCP-backed IMF plan to boost global liquidity by funneling $650 billion to governments and pharmaceutical interests.  A controversial plan to boost global liquidity means the days of the U.S. dollar being the undisputed king of the international monetary system may be coming to a close,” experts told The Epoch Times.

They went on to say, “The Biden administration-backed International Monetary Fund (IMF) proposal to issue an unprecedented $650 billion U.S. dollars’ worth of new “Special Drawing Rights” (SDRs) this year alone will also help re-shape the international financial system.  That is more than twice the total amount of SDRs created by the IMF throughout its entire history.  The SDR is a sort of proto-global currency, based on a basket of leading currencies, dubbed an “international reserve asset” by the IMF. Each government receives an amount of SDRs proportional to its stake in the international organization. 

Central Banks and the world banking system are facing some other serious challenges, such as fraud and illegal manipulation by their managing directors, resulting in resignations and investigations as well as the likely default of Evergrande, one of China’s largest banks.  The Federal Reserve came up with its own blue-pill initiatives when they announced changes to their $500B loan program, added climate change as a factor in issuing bank loans, and said they would stop publishing GDP forecasts, most likely to hide the economic downturn they see coming.  Yahoo News reported, “A new White House report released Friday morning says climate change poses “systemic risks” to the U.S. financial system, and presents a “roadmap” to building a “climate-resilient” economy.  Top aides emphasized that framing to promote wide-ranging moves that will weave climate risk into many agencies’ new policies and regulations.

In other words, climate change will now be a factor in loaning money to businesses, so even if a business has a great history of business performance and loan repayment, they could be denied a loan if they don’t comply with certain climate change standards or initiatives.  

Evergrande’s $2.6 bln unit stake sale fails as Chinese officials seek to calm nerves (10.20.21) Reuters https://www.reuters.com/business/china-protect-legal-rights-evergrande-creditors-cbank-head-2021-10-20/

Evergrande Risks Are Controllable, China’s Central Bank Says Amid Growing Fears (10.15.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/evergrande-risks-are-controllable-chinas-central-bank-says_4051530.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-16&mktids=3aedb95a56f6a6ffb17bd3f0a58bff9b&est=Tb2Bs7KRuMg5f8FwGVs%2BT%2Fc2TaGbSXsWRCkQ7wP70UyFHCs5AjSn%2F9mK9hM%3D

White House Vows to Treat Climate Change as Systemic Financial Risk (10.15.21) Yahoo News

https://news.yahoo.com/white-house-vows-treat-climate-090120396.html

Economic Tailspin This May be Why The Fed Stopped Publishing GDP Reports (9.14.21) Glenn Beck https://www.glennbeck.com/radio/economic-tailspin-this-may-be-why-the-fed-stopped-publishing-gdp-reports

Federal Reserve Changes its $500 Billion Loan Program for Banks Explained (9.7.21) Glenn Beck https://www.glennbeck.com/radio/federal-reserve-changes-its-500-billion-loan-program-for-banks-explained  

Concerns Surround IMF Plan to Flood World With Liquidity (7.13.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/concerns-surround-imf-plan-to-flood-world-with-liquidity_3899453.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-07-14&mktids=cc79aec2861489433eb494358963bf99&est=Co6rEvSWP6vuca9px7UHuSVvWxz1zP2eL6d6PwU8hecmPTPoNWDY%2BQOHgbw%3D

World Bank Leaders, Including Now-IMF Chief, Pressured Staff to Boost China’s Ranking in Report, Investigation Finds (9.17.21) ,https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/world-bank-leaders-including-now-imf-chief-pressured-staff-to-boost-chinas-ranking-in-report-investigation-finds_4001726.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-09-17&mktids=4f4cfbfab92fa72f65cbe94b145b00dc&est=4SojshIxvfbOsbvNoKB%2BcGlI5YAkk4Z1NWE1kJ7%2BD9ckaJ8ZJh86ORSmtQc%3D

2 Top Fed Officials Step Down After Backlash Over Trades (9.27 21) 

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/27/boston-fed-chief-retires-514348

Get Ready for the Left’s Climate-Change Emergency Lockdowns (9.12.21)

https://nypost.com/2021/09/12/get-ready-for-climate-change-emergency-lockdowns/

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is growing in global appeal and use, as it officially became legal tender in El Salvador, Bhutan and Nigeria, but was outlawed in China, even though they have no ability to halt peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange.  WSJ reported that Janet Yellen had concerns about stablecoins being a source of liquidity the Fed can’t control. “Stablecoins, digital currencies pegged to national currencies like the U.S. dollar, are increasingly seen as a potential risk not just to crypto markets, but to the capital markets as well.  Stablecoins are a key source of liquidity for cryptocurrency exchanges, their largest users, which need to process trades 24 hours a day. In the derivatives and decentralized finance markets, stablecoins are used by traders and speculators as collateral, and many contracts pay out in stablecoins.”

Bitcoin Climbs Back Above $63,000 (10.25.21) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2021-10-25/12c-bitcoin

Nigeria to Launch Digital Currency Monday to Enhance Payments (10.23.21) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-23/nigeria-to-launch-digital-currency-monday-to-enhance-payments

Bitcoin Launch Sparks Wave of Crypto Speculation in El Salvador (10.4.21) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-02/bitcoin-launch-sparks-wave-of-crypto-speculation-in-el-salvador

Bhutan’s Crypto Ngultrum Launch Gets the Blockchain Right (9.28.21) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-30/bitcoin-rises-as-technicians-probe-whether-rally-is-sustainable

China Declares Cryptocurrency Transactions Illegal; Bitcoin Price Falls (9.24.21)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-declares-bitcoin-and-other-cryptocurrency-transactions-illegal-11632479288

Risks of Crypto Stablecoins Attract Attention of Yellen, Fed and SEC  (7.17.21) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/risks-of-crypto-stablecoins-attract-attention-of-yellen-fed-and-sec-11626537601?mod=hp_lead_pos1

Debt

As the world sinks deeper and deeper into debt, the question is: how much deeper can we go before we hit bottom and the world revisits the global liquidity crisis of 2008, or worse?  The US House and Senate’s perennial answer to not enough revenue is to raise the US debt ceiling.  Raising the debt ceiling, like increasing the credit limit on your credit card, doesn’t solve the problem; it makes it worse and could cause them to default on their debt.  Signs of an impending crisis are beginning to show as we are experiencing inflation, a 67% surge in foreclosures on Covid bailouts, and reports of Social Security & Medicare insolvency.  The Blaze reported, “JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon revealed Tuesday the multinational investment bank is preparing for the “potentially catastrophic” event that the United States defaults on its debt.  The eyebrow-raising comments were made as Democrats seek to pass a $3.5 trillion spending bill, which they claim “costs zero dollars.” Unfortunately, the Congressional Budget Office has not yet scored the bill, but some analyses indicate the bill, if it becomes law, could add more than $4 trillion to the national debt.  Dimon told Reuters that JPMorgan Chase is preparing for how to conduct business if the U.S. defaults on its credit, a possibility that would cripple the U.S. economy.”

Senate Leaders Announce Short-Term Deal to Raise Debt Ceiling (10.7.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/senate-leaders-announce-short-term-deal-to-raise-debt-ceiling_4037048.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-07-2&mktids=2c36f809ad6985f552b4f3fc73eacb13&est=5wYK9V%2F7ZnV1oFHu2e9WFepQzIlzroQHQD37B5M%2BcD0qNiu9iqEazxWOaOE%3D

Foreclosures are Surging now that Covid Mortgage Bailouts are Ending, but They’re Still at Low Levels (10.14.21) https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/14/foreclosures-surge-67percent-as-covid-mortgage-bailouts-expire.html

JPMorgan Chase CEO warns his bank is preparing for ‘potentially catastrophic’ US credit default (9.28.21) The Blaze https://www.theblaze.com/news/jpmorgan-chase-jamie-dimon-potentially-catastrophic-us-credit-default?utm_source=theblaze-dailyPM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__PM%202021-09-29&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Daily%20PM

Officials Agree Social Security, Medicare Are in Deep Trouble, but Solutions Mean Tough Choices (9.2.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/officials-agree-social-security-medicare-are-in-deep-trouble-but-solutions-mean-tough-choices_3977140.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-09-02&mktids=103e4a8a3568d4bc6067c7183d607118&est=UfjWqwunYkWVFqBwBye72dJsjnaeoFUZWJCuFRZ3QE4mj%2BJY0hcNhoEl1j4%3D

Accounting Critic Says Biggest Problem Facing Social Security, Medicare Is Trillions in Unfunded Debts (9.2.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/accounting-critic-says-biggest-problem-facing-social-security-medicare-are-trillions-in-unfunded-debts_3978593.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-09-03&mktids=db7aa8c66db27a1bf486d42994d37292&est=QK9HN4o46kmTBWkEbupChXPcquf%2F5iIwFn%2FKarDKtzQdxGfgR%2F%2BNMDArUe0%3D

World Economy

The Epoch Times reported: “The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its growth forecast for the United States by one full percentage point, blaming supply chain disruptions and weaker consumption, while warning of growing economic risks to the world economy.  In its most recent World Economic Outlook, released on Oct. 12, the IMF cut the growth forecast for the United States from 7.0 percent in July—a level that would have been the strongest pace since 1984—down to 6.0 percent. At the same time, the IMF raised the U.S. growth forecast for 2022 by 0.3 of a percentage point to 5.2 percent.  The sharp downgrade was blamed on large inventory drawdowns in the second quarter, partly driven by supply chain chaos, as well as softening consumption in the third quarter.  U.S. growth could shrink further, the IMF said, because its forecasts assume that a deeply divided Congress will approve President Joe Biden’s proposed infrastructure and social spending package worth around $4 trillion over a decade.”

In other world news, the NY Times reported that “More than 130 countries agreed to set a minimum tax rate of 15% as governments look to end a race to the bottom on corporate taxation.  The low tax countries were threatened that if they did not join the new accord, their access to dollar and euro payments systems could be cut off.”  That said, each of those countries will have to get their legislatures and parliaments to ratify the agreement, which will be quite the feat. 

The world is experiencing supply chain problems, supposedly because it lacks containers, workers to unload them, and products to be shipped.  In a free economy, these should not be insurmountable problems, somebody starts making more containers, increasing the wages for people to load and unload them, and manufacturing what is in short supply.  This is what America has done for over 200 years, until the last election.  The answer to the clogged ports was offered by Gov. DeSantis, who invited the ships to come to Florida, “We’ve got capacity, and all of our ports can offer these businesses good incentives if they reroute their ships,” he said during an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “We’ve already had some ships rerouted. We expect to have more, but if you’re going to sit off the coast for days on end, you might as well just bring it to Florida. We’ve got great logistics on the ground that can get it to market.

The Epoch Times reported, “Consumer prices rose by more than expected in September as food and energy costs surged, new government data show.  According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, the annual inflation rate climbed to a 13-year high of 5.4 percent in September, coming in higher than the median estimate of 5.3 percent.”  Food, gas, utility rates and other products are increasing in price, as many currencies are decreasing in value, due to the massive quantitative easing  C-19 handouts, restrictions and mandatory vaccination requirements, are also needlessly driving up the cost of living and creating employee shortages, which in turn create production shortages.  You would think the most pro-abortion administration in history, would be able to connect the “my body, my choice” mantra to something else other than abortions.

DeSantis Offers Florida Ports to Alleviate Supply Chain Pinch (10.23.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/desantis-offers-florida-ports-to-alleviate-supply-chain-pinch_4065055.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-23-2&mktids=82e6dfe2faad5aa5b9d73f7e5855ce75&est=2ukgMcUQvpODnlKAF8pBNowMFE75fjSPZ6uUYH0b8RaoDwDhoeL9shYPccY%3D

One of World’s Largest Port Operators Warns Global Supply Chain ‘Crisis’ Will Last Longer Than

Expected(10.4.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/one-of-worlds-largest-port-operators-warns-global-supply-chain-crisis-will-last-longer-than-expected_4030709.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-04-1&mktids=19011bbacadedcfed0a147ca7d8f6c7a&est=N5KzuEwqmD%2BHfN8lieG%2FlJgSm0rRjxZG%2FTOVo4TNlflR7dTfgCFBFzFAk0Q%3D

Record Number of Container Ships Waiting Off Ports of Long Beach (10.19.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/record-number-of-container-ships-waiting-off-ports-of-long-beach-los-angeles-executive_4057313.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-20&mktids=b903d54d906d6f525130667153f1cea6&est=Yov8ncS6pI6zXIXFvwEoDutvqji1SlTe6UeyiXXt8a5FSAbCHu%2Bw1lTGI18%3D

Vaccine Mandate Threatens Major Trucking Disruption, Industry Insiders Say (10.25.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/biden-plays-chicken-with-semitruck-drivers_4063261.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-25&mktids=10916355ef0b82e1dc909cfed775fd5b&est=Pj1sBR%2FsgIN3QUXzBHkpl1XJ8O6M3sPfutV6WHHB335MDcHCAwywal1PoSY%3D

IMF Cuts US Growth Forecast Due to Supply Chain Chaos, Weaker Spending (10.12.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/imf-cuts-us-growth-forecast-due-to-supply-chain-chaos-weaker-spending_4044880.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-12-2&mktids=e1403fce15b7c54de4e417e3dc60671b&est=ORkb%2FT798RujnqU3rIBXJnkoLKxTvWFXcYiyIzQe0bCu1V1YS8QON5Spyf8%3D

Global Deal to End Tax Havens Moves Ahead as Nations Back 15% Rate (10.8.21) NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/08/business/oecd-global-minimum-tax.html

American Household Heating Bills Are Expected to Spike This Winter Says Federal Agency (10.14.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/us-household-energy-bill-projected-to-soar-in-winter-eia_4048543.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-14-1&mktids=e39f58d6cffb66bfe47d191dc470b0eb&est=aa1wznbcW0P9RqKiaQtJG3KLKc9qfhTxV2KTuW%2BxLrSnLI6vlzpQ4xp2Y2Q%3D

US Consumer Prices Surge Higher Than Expected, Hit 13-Year High (10.13.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/us-consumer-prices-surge-higher-than-expected-hit-13-year-high_4046976.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-14&mktids=c35430ff36249f654334bfa2723ba99b&est=vCj6rnwmNRIXnUNUNYtyhRxdCpkesYhJgrVyVtL2THi%2B1YuqlOA%2FZByhI7U%3D

Food Prices Hit Highest Level in a Decade (10.12.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/food-prices-hit-highest-level-in-a-decade_4040361.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-11&mktids=f0856272e47cafb38ce64e1cd0b6fc8e&est=xBKM%2B12V0kBjf4oH%2F8ngj0zuTBzWjcz9udBDnM5knVVar8i2lOzP7tchOyA%3D

US Gas Prices Rise to New 7-Year-High With No Drop in Sight (10.11.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/us-gas-prices-rise-to-new-7-year-high-with-no-drop-in-sight_4043445.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-11-3&mktids=3588dd14084d57bade13b34752b20901&est=lvSGyohIkF2uaXSAjAIuAHLvmszAlgFURyZTnXLlLBo%2Faz3kvI0s10R2AcY%3D

Three Bizarre Reasons Why Inflation Is Here To Stay (10.11.21) SMC

NYC Restaurateurs Business Down 40 to 60 Percent Due to Vaccine Mandate (10.1.21)

World Bank Warns of Tragic Reversals in Developing Countries Due to C-19 (10.11.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/world-bank-warns-of-tragic-reversals-in-developing-countries-due-to-covid-19_4043443.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-12&mktids=651f3475548f8989f507e025f83b639c&est=81CncGYsn52mW0GW2NqiLrg0cQPUVGGb1VsfKqA5YdQMtyuawBGJ83DRDng%3D

World Economic Forum Publishes Shocking Great Reset Strategy (9.15.21) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAgytRLrt4E&feature=emb_imp_woyt

https://www.theblaze.com/shows/the-glenn-beck-program/wef-great-reset-plan?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

Great Reset Leaders Admit Your Way of Life Doesn’t Matter (9.15.21) GB

The Unholy Alliance of Big Government, Big Business & Woke Dogma (9.14.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/vivek-ramaswamy-the-unholy-alliance-of-big-government-big-business-and-woke-dogma_3992941.html?utm_source=ATLNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-02-19

China

China is the biggest problem-nation in the world today.  Not a day goes by that China isn’t being chastised by another nation or people inside their nation.  China rejects every accusation and never takes responsibility for anything it says or does, normally shifting the blame to the group or nation accusing them.  No one trusts them and most fear them, but since Trump left the White House in January, few dare to openly challenge them.  China bullies and threatens the world while trying to appear invincible, but they are not.  China has massive internal problems.  They have widespread shortages of everything, their largest bank is about to default and their economy is faltering.  The Epoch Times reported, ‘The Chinese economy is on the path of a sharp slowdown in the coming years as Beijing wrestles with the Evergrande debt crisis, an economic analyst warned, adding that the coming slump should serve as an awakening to the other parts of the globe.”  In spite of brutal tactics and human rights violations against their people, Chinese citizens are starting to push back against this dictatorial, totalitarian regime.  You can only push people so hard before living under such a regime becomes worse than death.  At which point they have nothing to lose and that regime begins to lose control.  More and more Chinese people are moving in this direction, and there are far more of them than there are soldiers. 

Evergrande: The End of China’s Economic Growth (10.25.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/evergrande-the-end-of-chinas-economic-growth_4064157.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-23&est=qUxmYaXlCvSAV396Lfl4J2cB%2BZob1jcvsEKGZ71kwQPUwuWVsuVGQ%2BRtu2w%3D

Inside China’s Evergrande Crisis, the Buildup Against Taiwan, and the Inner Workings of China’s Financial System (10.24.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/christopher-balding-inside-chinas-evergrande-crisis-the-buildup-against-taiwan-and-the-inner-workings-of-chinas-financial-system_4064946.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-24&est=aKMfHwZWL%2FxmGJXpNas2pbeg08RVG3UTfsLIUy8vxDUrZS7kPUd%2BSgynbBo%3D

China’s Top Planner May Intervene in Market to Tackle Irrational Coal Price Increases (10.20.21) https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-10-20/chinas-top-planner-may-intervene-in-market-to-tackle-irrational-coal-price-increases-101789261.html

Evergrande Crisis Portends a ‘Dramatically’ Slowing Chinese Economy, Economist Says (10.19.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/evergrande-crisis-portends-a-dramatically-slowing-chinese-economy-economist-says_4057633.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-20&mktids=b903d54d906d6f525130667153f1cea6&est=LELSBPLPzqjrfG9%2FHSNMfzuPX%2F9%2B8Kq%2FcK04YrsjoEH8NGl%2BDoaBUQBKogU%3D

China to US Freight Cost Soared Tenfold Due to Container Shortage (10.4.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/china-to-us-freight-cost-soared-tenfold-due-to-container-shortage_4025811.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-01&mktids=e6b092ac984bb68800444fc52ddf3a39&est=GQcnDyRk%2F2FoDEEkLkNvdD7SCC7G3s82r4h84NLyTIad5kIA6Jm5L9ERXlE%3D

Evergrande Risks Are Controllable, China’s Central Bank Says Amid Growing Fears (10.15.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/evergrande-risks-are-controllable-chinas-central-bank-says_4051530.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-16&mktids=3aedb95a56f6a6ffb17bd3f0a58bff9b&est=Tb2Bs7KRuMg5f8FwGVs%2BT%2Fc2TaGbSXsWRCkQ7wP70UyFHCs5AjSn%2F9mK9hM%3D

Workers Who Maintain Supply Chains Warn of Worldwide System Collapse (9.29.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/workers-who-maintain-supply-chains-warn-of-worldwide-system-collapse_4023717.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-09-29-3&mktids=f525732bd8b53a3c6d830e7f73155587&est=6k20eIkNB1QuW5Je3jHw3jd150%2F84B2zhwkxsaN7GsuxIA%2Bog7AA5b3g5%2FE%3D

Evergrande Crisis Escalates as Protests Break Out in China (9.13.21) Bloomberg News https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-13/evergrande-crisis-escalates-as-protests-break-out-across-china

What is Behind China’s Power Crunch (9.2.21)  https://www.reuters.com/world/china/what-is-behind-chinas-power-crunch-2021-09-27/

Is China Heading Towards Economic Collapse (9.17.21) The Blaze https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtcg–gD4K4&t=802s

Political Unrest

In light of China’s actions, central bank decisions, covid-19 related mandates and restrictions, political and social unrest is rampant throughout the world.  The WSJ reported, “European Union leaders urged Brussels to act cautiously in an escalating fight with Poland’s nationalist government over its judiciary as the bloc’s heads of government gathered Thursday for a summit.  The latest fight centers on a ruling by Poland’s constitutional tribunal two weeks ago that EU treaty law has become incompatible with Polish law—an unprecedented ruling from a national court. The ruling was delivered in response to a legal question posed by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.”

The EU continues to pressure all the sovereign nations of Europe to conform to its mold, hence its warning to Brussels to tread carefully.  Like many nations in Europe, US and Australia are extremely divided within their federal governments and among their states.  International relations and agreements are also causing divisions and shifting alliances.  France recalled their ambassadors from the U.S. because they were left out of an agreement between the US, Australia, Canada and the UK.  The one unifying factor seems to be standing together against China because no one wants to stand alone.  China’s open aggression, spying and infiltration are happening everywhere and many nations realize that if they don’t stand together against China, they are vulnerable.  China is demanding that Taiwan become part of China under its rule, and made many provocative moves in that direction, so much so that the US, Canada, the UK and Australia have sent military assistance to Taiwan for the first since the 1970s.

European Leaders Urge Caution in EU Clash With Poland (10.20.21) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/european-leaders-urge-caution-in-eu-clash-with-poland-11634831250?mod=hp_listb_pos1

Warfares Doctrine Underpins CCP’s Sprawling Campaign to Infiltrate the West (9.28.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/three-warfares-doctrine-underpins-ccps-sprawling-campaign-to-infiltrate-the-west-report_4021847.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-09-29-1&mktids=d73fcc73cdfa015b400af2e2916862e2&est=5%2BHWYgKQKYA2eY8JFemsAqftnquoMg4xq2ezrqX7eJHxCfZbfyuf7OrugSg%3D

China’s Escalating Military Pressure on Taiwan Poses Challenge to Democracies Everywhere Say Experts (10.2.16.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/chinas-escalating-military-pressure-on-taiwan-poses-challenge-to-democracies-everywhere-experts_4046883.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-14-1&mktids=e39f58d6cffb66bfe47d191dc470b0eb&est=RoPLkXtGtJVAh2WptLLamj8pAytXAf9bjRMc3oNOxWyiJlL%2F6Go1B3E3yM8%3D

Taiwan Calls on Beijing to Abandon Its Provocations After Xi Vows ‘Reunification (10.9.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/xi-jinping-vows-peaceful-reunification-with-taiwan-after-record-show-of-force_4040891.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-10-10&mktids=cfaf30c6f7b49860552d1a5dfa8b2cd0&est=Nsmbqim8BLCTlugQICEujPbLgzlNmfNJDOGUtj70f5XIqVFl1d4E%2BbEFypw%3D

China’s Xi Inspects Secret Space Base, Asks the Military to Prepare for War (9.24.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/chinas-xi-inspects-secret-space-base-asks-the-military-to-prepare-for-war_4008731.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-09-24-2&mktids=8fc83c23dd1ce50489adb7c2a2570119&est=CYbg7dyKQo1QXmKCOCq1L68%2FYEMdlk2Od%2BCgOVI2UtSqLBKB%2FkyRAMz5KoQ%3D

Beijing Responsible for Largest Transnational Crackdown in the World to Muzzle Diaspora, Report Finds (9.26.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/beijing-responsible-for-largest-transnational-crackdown-in-the-world-to-muzzle-diaspora-report-finds_4017106.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-09-26-2&mktids=13e2d8bfff86c7ff282cf8902e8680e7&est=8C12eRzL6RpN%2BcIEMCHKg84kls0FkWYc5C2enRhW1pTOPrSt1edvYF9zXWY%3D

Africa Crisis Update

In less than a week the South African Food & Supplies Outreach has collected so much food it could fill up half the stadium that has been offered as storage space for distribution.  The volunteer distribution staff has had to quadruple and they currently have enough food to feed a million people. Below is a testimony I was sent by one those who live in SA and is administering this effort by Boulder Foundation: 

Anyone Who Wants to be Part of the Most Awesome Time Ever

The last 18 months in worldly terms was terrible but I want to tell you of the Greatness of our God.  Yes these reports are true but why do some trusting with fullness in God experience this totally different.

We have a property in the Heart of Durban (we call it God’s flowerbed in the heart of Durban City) where we support a pastor and his family from DRC for the past 8 years. We know God has a plan for Durban City and not a week goes past that we don’t pray for that city and Oscar (The Pastor). When this unrest started I called Oscar not concerned but with a heart how can we help.  Obviously with a bottle store and a supermarket TENANTS in the building we should have been looted and part of this destruction story. BUT God protected us and not only protected us but enabled us as group to use this building as a distribution place for food to these poor people.

A week ago on a prayer call we prayed for three of the group’s friends we knew in this area. We did not get into this due to despair and hopelessness but because God gave the body a means to THE SOLUTION in every place where the physical human nature says different. Within less than a day God made it possible to fly in food to help. This small act of help was the beginning of many testimonies that is still unfolding.

Yesterday after ness than a week I received a cash Offer for my Small farm less that 10 km from one of the major areas of destruction in Johannesburg. The world says no, no, no GOD says this my child is another opportunity to proof my love to people, and another opportunity for ME  to love people. What the world deemed as disruptive, destructive and harmful God ordained to be another opportunity.
Be encouraged Family

Please continue to pray for this effort
To contribute go to: https://donate.boulderfoundation.org/

Aid for South Africa

Certain areas of South Africa are in anarchy and citizens are under strict stay at home lockdown and many are threatening to be shot by both government and the anarchists, if they leave their homes. People can’t go out and buy food or any other provisions. Zuma the former president who was very corrupt and stole from everyone while in office was put into jail and that ignited the demonstrations and its escalating. The crisis in South Africa is very severe, even if people could manage to get to a store, there no food or provisions on the shelves.

Currently an effort is being put together to assist South African citizens to get them food and supplies. They are putting together a plan that is mobilizing private planes, private pilots, trucks, businesses, ministries, and people in a matter of hours. They have secured 18,000 meals that are in the process of being delivered and they would likely increase that amount as much as possible.
This literally is happening now as we speak, and we can be a part of it in both in prayer and donations. I have forwarded this information to Rick, both by text and email and he can put it on the sight tomorrow. The donation can be made to the Boulder Foundation and it will be the first option listed as Emergency Relief for South Africa link on their website.

Boulder Foundation: https://donate.boulderfoundation.org/

South Africa Deploys Army to Contain Unrest Over Former President’s Arrest (7.12.21) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/south-africa-deploys-army-to-contain-unrest-over-former-presidents-arrest-11626100885

Q-2 Economic Update

Lines are being drawn in the sand across every facet of our society, our schools, the church, social media, mainstream media, sports, small business, big business, Wall Street, federal, state and local government, and international relations.  Division, accusation and animosity between opposing forces are constantly increasing.  China vs. the US, Texas; Florida & North Dakota vs. the federal government; Fox vs. CNN; Conservatives vs. Progressives; Republicans vs. Democrats; BLM – Antifa vs. Police – all authority and the foundational principles of society; and Big Tech vs. everyone. 

Controversy and volatility are the rule of the day and have always been perpetuated by those who stand to benefit from them. The instant mass communication technology of our day, however, is threatening the ability of the wealthy powerful few to manipulate the masses, and as these elite try to push back and maintain control through distraction and division, things will likely continue to escalate.  One of the few things people seem to agree on is that Big Tech is too big and too controlling.  US Markets, although volatile, are still at record highs, but market watchers and economists warn of bubbles and inflation.  C-19 policies are also creating havoc, especially in CA where many of their large cities are not enforcing shoplifting laws for under $950.00.  This has resulted in many retail stores closing; Target has closed six of their outlets there.  C-19 policies have also cause employment shortages, as a greater number of people choose not to work due to increased and extended unemployment benefits.        

Republicans, Democrats Unified Against Big Tech Says Rep. Buck (7.12.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/republicans-democrats-unified-against-big-tech-rep-buck_3897519.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-07-12-2&mktids=97bb3e37cc267d96be478ab306127f35&est=GS75ibzeLo4AocmsfKGaagccw8M6GFlqey4sjiwprbl2rY7vHYPmjpiNdvw%3D

Higher Inflation Is Here to Stay for Years, Economists Forecast (7.11.21) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/higher-inflation-is-here-to-stay-for-years-economists-forecast-11626008400?mod=hp_lead_pos11

Wild West Mentality is Gripping Housing, Stocks & Crypto (5.28.21) CNBC

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/23/robert-shiller-sees-wild-west-in-housing-stock-and-crypto-markets.html

What Happens When The Law Says Stealing $950 Isn’t Stealing (7.6.21) IFA & ABC7

Banks & Central Banks

Most Central banks continue to print money and keep interest rates artificially low to keep their nation’s economy afloat.  They are also venturing into unchartered territory with their avocation of cryptocurrency.  Reuters reported, “The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has given its full backing to the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), saying they are needed to modernise finance and ensure ‘Big Tech’ does not take control of money.  Dubbed the central bank to the world’s central banks, the BIS, which is coordinating many of their discussions on digital currencies, set out recommendations on Wednesday on how a CBDC such as a digital dollar, euro, yen or yuan should look.”   

Wells Fargo has closed down all personal lines of credit, they gave all kinds of reasons, but nothing substantial.  If you wanted to limit your risk exposure to a coming financial crisis, however, that would certainly do it.  Another sign banks are preparing for a crisis is their uptick in the purchase of gold.  Russia is planning a $4.4 billion purchase this month and is also moving out of US dollars. Bloomberg reported, “Russia said it will eliminate the dollar from its oil fund to reduce vulnerability to Western sanctions.” CNBC reported that “Deutsche issued a dire warning that focusing on stimulus while dismissing inflation fears will prove to be a mistake, if not in the near term, then in 2023 and beyond.”  

Wells Fargo Confirms Its Shutting Down All Personal Lines of Credit (7.8.21)

Central Bank Digital Currencies Get Full BIS Backing (6.23.21)

https://www.reuters.com/business/central-bank-digital-currencies-get-full-bis-backing-2021-06-23/

Fed’s Reverse Repo Volume Hits All-Time High (6.7.21) https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN2DJ2AQ

Russian Finance Ministry to Buy $4 Billion Worth Of Gold, FX in July (7.5.21)

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/russian-finance-ministry-to-buy-%244-bln-worth-of-gold-fx-in-july-2021-07-05

Thai Central Bank Leads Pack, Buying 90 Tonnes of Gold Over April & May (6.27.21) https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/ronan-manly/thai-central-bank-leads-pack-buying-90-tonnes-of-gold-over-april-and-may/

Russia Cuts Dollar Holdings From $119 Billion Wealth Fund Amid Sanctions (6.3.21) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-03/russia-cuts-dollar-from-119-billion-wealth-fund-amid-sanctions

Deutsche Bank Warns Of Global Time Bomb Coming Due to Rising Inflation (6.8.21) CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/06/07/deutsche-bank-warns-of-global-time-bomb-coming-due-to-rising-inflation.html

Currency & Digital Currency

With every passing quarter, more and more things fall into place which lay the groundwork for paper currencies to change to digital currencies.  The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) gave its full backing for the move.  Some countries will handle it well, while others like China will use it to control and manipulate their citizens and businesses, as well as international businesses or anyone that uses their digital currency.  In an Epic Times interview, Kyle Bass (founder of Hayman Capital Management) said, “Imagine a currency that almost has a mind of its own… It knows your account data, knows your birthday, your social security number, where you live and exactly what you like to buy. And all of this knowledge would be sitting in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.”  Bass explains the threat and potential dangers of China’s new digital currency in the link below.  

Glenn Beck said, “There’s a race happening now between the U.S. and China to see which power will develop a national, digital currency first. The U.S. wants to develop a sovereign cryptocurrency that could give the government complete control — and most Americans don’t realize how close that plan is to fruition.”  CoinTelegraph.com also reported the following quote from DOE governor Andrew Baily:

“… stable coins have created a whole host of issues that central banks, governments and society as a whole need to carefully consider.  It is essential that we ask the difficult and pertinent questions when it comes to the future of these new forms of digital money.”  The banks and central banks are concerned because they have control over stable coins digital currencies which offer greater rates of interest than the banks can, as it is an industry disrupting new innovation.”

The IMF has plans to issue massive amounts of SDRs which is a world currency.  If they do this it would diminish the power of the US dollar (USD) internationally and would devalue the USD increasing inflation in the US.  The greatest beneficiary of this will be China, which begs the question why would the Biden administration agree to this, if it benefits China and hurts American citizens?

Concerns Surround IMF Plan to Flood World With Liquidity (7.13.21)

The Cancer of China’s New Digital CurrencyBy Kyle Base (7.10.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/kyle-bass-the-cancer-of-chinas-new-digital-currency_3895862.html?utm_source=ATLNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-02-19

Central Bank Digital Currencies Get Full BIS Backing (6.23.21)

https://www.reuters.com/business/central-bank-digital-currencies-get-full-bis-backing-2021-06-23/

How the Fed Could Force You Into a New Digital Currency (6.23.21) GB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvEvIPkg67A&t=693s

BOE Tackles Difficult & Pertinent Questions About Digital Money (6.7.21)

https://cointelegraph.com/news/boe-tackles-difficult-and-pertinent-questions-about-digital-money/amp

World Markets

US Stock Market numbers are high and it’s predicted that trend will continue in the near term, however, the last few weeks have seen radical shifts up & down.  For example, the Dow lost almost 300 points on Thursday, only to gain over 400 on Friday.  Needless to say, we have a volatile market with positive leanings; however, concerns are being voiced with these leanings, such as valuations that are trading much higher than their expected earnings.  The WSJ reported, “Wall Street is heading into earnings season this week with high expectations after strong profits fueled a stock market rally in the first half of the year.  The S&P 500 traded Thursday at nearly 22 times expected earnings over the next 12 months, above a five-year average of a little more than 18.  “Valuations on their own don’t kill a market, but valuations make you vulnerable if there’s an unpleasant surprise,” said Tom Hancock, lead portfolio manager of the GMO Quality Fund.”

One positive is that the Biden Administration is ending the moratorium on foreclosures and evictions which has caused tremendous hardship for landlords, especially everyday citizens who own one or two rental units.  One negative is that the G-7 & G-20 plan to create a worldwide corporate tax; this would greatly hurt corporate bottom line, discriminate against smaller countries and result in massive unemployment.  The chances of this passing the Senate at the moment is very unlikely, but it’s one of the only ways the Biden administration believes it can raise taxes to support its exponential spending plans.  The Epoch News reported that 9 countries have refused to sign the agreement, many of which are EU nations which can’t raise taxes without unanimous approval of its members.

Employers in the US, Italy and other nations, are struggling to find help because these governments cannot politically wean themselves from their C-19 emergency provisions.  In the US employers are having a hard time finding workers, and they also have one of the highest amounts of underemployed.  Reuters reported, “5.8% [unemployment] is still a high rate and leaves over 9 million unemployed.  This shows up in a statistic called the “labor force participation rate” which is currently about 61.4%, close to the lowest rate since the 1970s.” 

A new force with a new agenda is asserting itself into Wall Street; climate control and the Green Agenda are taking over corporate boards like Exon, and hiring big name corporate lobbyists.  NYP wrote, “Nobel prize-winning economist Robert Shiller is worried a bubble is forming in some of the market’s hottest trades.  He’s notably concerned about housing, stocks and cryptocurrencies, where he sees a “Wild West” mentality among investors, the Yale University professor told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Friday.  Big name Lobbyists being hired in Washington to push both the Biden Administration and Leftist corporations’ policy agendas.”

In another part of the world, Bloomberg reported that China is busy destroying what’s left of free markets in Hong Kong. If short-term gains are your only consideration, then you may stay with Chinese stocks. But, if you’re looking for long-term profit and wealth preservation, Chinese capital markets are toxic and best avoided.

US Consumer Prices Surge in June, Inflation Climbs to 13-year High (7.13.21) Reuters

Earnings Kick Off With Sky-High Forecasts, Record Stock Market (7.10.21) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/earnings-kick-off-with-sky-high-forecasts-record-stock-market-11625995802?mod=hp_lead_pos1

Major Indexes Close at Record Highs (7.9.21) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-stock-markets-dow-update-07-09-2021-11625822968?mod=hp_lead_pos4

Stocks Close Lower on Economic Worries (7.8.21) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-stock-markets-dow-update-07-08-2021-11625734953?mod=hp_lead_pos1

Big Tech Crackdown Seen Hurting China’s Pipeline for IPOs (7.6.21)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-06/big-tech-crackdown-seen-hurting-china-s-pipeline-for-u-s-ipos

Biden to End Foreclosure And Eviction Moratorium on July 31 (6.24.21)

https://nypost.com/2021/06/24/biden-to-end-foreclosure-and-eviction-moratorium-on-july-31/

Nine Countries Reject Global Minimum Tax Deal, Sending It Down Rocky Road to Completion (7.7.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/nine-countries-reject-global-minimum-tax-deal-sending-it-down-rocky-road-to-completion_3889586.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-07-07&mktids=9cbc8689a452f3f5c88f56fc1da9d330&est=ALX1aVrlFfvd%2Fcw%2FCKc7NM8kErCYQoSAxG737gQ%2BgByiAGSL32ujPC%2BCvl8%3D

Tech Giants & Tax Havens Targeted by Historic G7 Deal (6.5.21) Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/business/g7-nations-near-historic-deal-taxing-multinationals-2021-06-05/

Foreign Companies Must Act at Beijing’s Behest Under New Law in China (6.11.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/foreign-companies-must-act-at-beijings-behest-under-new-china-law_3852927.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-06-12&mktids=c2f58828da565223a8f16bdaa14f50f3&est=WmSDWbMfCTLW3iUi8X77%2BWSbxLx6%2BnScDogFowWL9uVoU6i%2FJK3v0JYVm7M%3D

Italy Is Struggling to Thaw Out Its Frozen Labor Market (6.30.21) Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-30/italy-is-struggling-to-thaw-out-its-frozen-labor-market?srnd=premium

From Jersey Shore to Great Barrier Reef, Businesses Ask Where’s the Help (5.28.21)

https://www.reuters.com/business/jersey-shore-great-barrier-reef-businesses-ask-wheres-help-2021-05-28/

BlackRock’s No. 1 Goal in Woke Investing Huge ESG-Funds Haul (6.5.21) NYP

https://nypost.com/2021/06/05/blackrocks-no-1-goal-in-woke-investing-huge-esg-funds-haul/

Wild West Mentality is Gripping Housing, Stocks & Crypto (5.28.21) CNBC

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/23/robert-shiller-sees-wild-west-in-housing-stock-and-crypto-markets.html

Wall Street Taps Political A-Listers for $30 Trillion Green Boom (5.28.21) Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-26/green-finance-hires-political-stars-to-protect-30-trillion-boom

Political Unrest  

The Netanyahu government fell and a new Israeli coalition led by Naftali Bennett has taken over, but it is unclear if it will hold together.  Egypt and Ethiopia are at odds over a new hydroelectric dam and water rights, as water rights have become a point of contention in many regions around the world.  The Hattian President and his entire family were killed.  Thousands demonstrated in Havana and other cities demanding an end to the country’s 62-year dictatorship amid a hard-currency shortage and rising coronavirus infections.  

WSJ REPORTED, “A dispute over the Nile, the world’s longest river, is coming to a head. At stake are the lives and livelihoods of millions of people who depend on its water.  Egypt is objecting to efforts by Ethiopia to start operating a $4.8 billion dam on a major tributary of the Nile, a hydroelectric project that it hopes will power a social and economic transformation of the country, without a binding agreement that preserves Cairo’s rights to the waters.” 

South Africa is in anarchy and citizens are under strict stay at home lockdown with the threat of being shot if they leave their homes.  People can’t go out and buy food or any other provisions.  The escalating demonstrations ignited when former president Zuma, who was very corrupt,, was jailed for his crimes. 

Cubans Are Rising Up Against Oppression & Communism (7.13.21) IFA

Cuban Protests Demand Freedom, Food, Covid-19 Vaccines (7.12.21) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/cuban-protests-demand-freedom-food-covid-19-vaccines-11626045095

South Africa Deploys Army to Contain Unrest Over Former President’s Arrest (7.12.21) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/south-africa-deploys-army-to-contain-unrest-over-former-presidents-arrest-11626100885

Egypt and Ethiopia Clash Over Nile River Dam as Water Scarcity Looms World-Wide (7.10.21) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/egypt-and-ethiopia-clash-over-nile-river-dam-as-water-scarcity-looms-world-wide-11625925602?mod=hp_featst_pos3

New Israeli Government Wins Majority Vote, Ending Netanyahu Tenure (6.13.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/israels-knesset-convenes-to-vote-on-new-government-that-will-end-netanyahus-rule_3856424.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-06-13-2&mktids=1b229a02fb5a9dd39455938e02f93782&est=2tiAwI7UsueLh4y4zbsD0NUijflbtfU%2FkWGXDX72V5iR7k4JifB8zp4QZwU%3D

The greatest threat to the freedom and security of the world is China, who is pushing its agenda and threatening the world community on many fronts socially, economically and militarily. They have dropped all pretenses of diplomacy and cooperation and are simply issuing edicts, threats and warnings.  Currently, there is no one keeping them in check since Trump exited the presidency. The international community is showing meager resistance and issuing verbally weak, ambiguous statements and threats to counter the Chinese threat.  Internationally, the threat of China taking over Taiwan is becoming a great concern, which would likely draw the US and other nations, who by treaty are committed to defending Taiwan, into a war.  If this were to happen it would also put Japan in great danger as being next on China’s list. 

Currently, no one trusts China; many are limiting their trade with China, especially in the areas of critical infrastructure.  Unfortunately, China will probably continue its push and this tendency is likely to increase.  NATO discussed the Chinese threat at their June 28th meeting.  China is not only pressuring and attempting to increase their control over the international community, but they are also greatly increasing their control over their own citizens.  This is creating resistance and strife internally; the resistance is growing against the dictatorial control of Xi over the CCP and the people.  In an Epoch Times interview, Roger Garside said, “The Chinese regime is “outwardly strong, but inwardly weak,” says China expert Roger Garside, and it’s plagued by a brewing financial crisis, a moral vacuum in society, and the malaise of rampant corruption.”  Garside predicts a coming coup will ultimately end China’s communist dictatorship. 

Britain’s MI5 Spy Chief Says Beware of Russian and Chinese Agents (7.14.21) Reuters https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/britains-mi5-spy-chief-says-beware-of-russian-and-chinese-agents_3901098.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-07-14-1&mktids=968ae5cf69d6254a4dbe3ac09987f5dc&est=QhzUsTrgIPze8ccHXd%2B8ftquC9ydTg7w7JZh2ezATcb%2BLY%2Fq6Z6oDDAR1q0%3D

Japan Deputy PM Says Need to Defend Taiwan with US If Invaded (7.6.21) https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14388724

Former Chinese Party Insider Calls U.S. Hopes of Engagement Naïve (6.29.21) WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/former-chinese-party-insider-calls-u-s-hopes-of-engagement-naive-11624969800

Victor Hanson on the Assault on Meritocracy, Politicization of the Virus & the Platonic Noble Lie (6.28.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/exclusive-victor-davis-hanson-on-the-assault-on-meritocracy-politicization-of-the-virus-and-the-platonic-noble-lie_3875843.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email

Chinese Defector’s Identity Confirmed, Was Top Counterintelligence Official (6.17.21) https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2021/06/17/breaking-chinese-defector-confirmed-as-top-counterintelligence-official-n398374

Foreign Companies Must Act at Beijing’s Behest Under New Law in China (6.11.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/foreign-companies-must-act-at-beijings-behest-under-new-china-law_3852927.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-06-12&mktids=c2f58828da565223a8f16bdaa14f50f3&est=WmSDWbMfCTLW3iUi8X77%2BWSbxLx6%2BnScDogFowWL9uVoU6i%2FJK3v0JYVm7M%3D

Bible Warns Us About These Days Here’s How to Prepare & Move Forward (6.14.21) – GB

G-7 Rebukes Chinese Regime Over Human Rights, Demands COVID-19 Origins Investigation (6.13.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/g7-rebukes-chinese-regime-over-human-rights-demands-covid-19-origins-investigation_3856408.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-06-14&mktids=e063caf59b8dc80d7268558695d2ce76&est=xz%2F5Ood07zdwgCwQAlRGq6exh05ub2TTwKeDui6Vh%2FfAt9FGpU90vKPnEX8%3D

A Coming Coup Will End China’s Communist Dictatorship (6.17.21) Roger Garside

Foreign Companies Must Act at Beijing’s Behest Under New Law in China (6.11.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/foreign-companies-must-act-at-beijings-behest-under-new-china-law_3852927.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-06-12&mktids=c2f58828da565223a8f16bdaa14f50f3&est=WmSDWbMfCTLW3iUi8X77%2BWSbxLx6%2BnScDogFowWL9uVoU6i%2FJK3v0JYVm7M%3D

MISC Articles

US Ranks Last in Global Media Trust (6.28.21)

The New Climate Narrative (6.4.21)

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/green-transition-is-growth-opportunity-not-economic-burden-by-kemal-dervis-2021-06

Biden Admin Announces Door-to-Door Outreach Teams to Get Americans Vaccinated (7.7.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/biden-admin-announces-door-to-door-outreach-teams-to-get-americans-vaccinated_3889283.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-07-07&mktids=9cbc8689a452f3f5c88f56fc1da9d330&est=EVWqo%2Fys7SkVstI2RZfzoaPzs%2B0sd%2BxM9VnaSc5PmlRxMfbpWhnGNxUGzpc%3D

Preschool and Kindergarten Enrollment Drops 13 Percent Nationally (7.6.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/preschool-and-kindergarten-enrollment-drops-13-percent-nationally_3888714.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-07-06-1&mktids=fb383fbb95ddb951e95797218a9d2599&est=hBNRngeLR%2B%2BQi%2BQufujgN8Y%2B8x26hgwtdnmQZtlSjgaPC3cwCzvd02dVuxM%3D

Tensions Run High on Border as Crisis Worsens (7.7.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/tensions-run-high-on-border-as-crisis-worsens_3889616.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-07-11&mktids=0d803ce3fa3449682e0313ad80c0f14e&est=YBm6nlPwcg%2Fq%2FAcnbSMiWrluR8D5a9Qa40gv8wlvutNcNPC4OjFZwzvQVlE%3D

States v Federal Government is Another Civil War Brewing (6.4.21) Fulton Sheen

In the 1860s the US became divided based on race, slavery and white supremacy. France and England were actively influencing the narrative, hoping that what they couldn’t accomplish by a war could be accomplished by America destroying itself from within, after which they were posed to easily take over what remained. In the 2020s the same narrative and game plan is again attempting to divide America and just like 160 years ago the real goals and objectives are only being whispered. A growing number of states are resisting the narrative and a new civil war is brewing which may not evolve into a shooting war, but refusal to follow federal mandates and secession could happen just like it did before.

REFERENCES (States v Federal Govt)

Big Tech

Location Off Should Mean Location Off Google Hit With Lawsuit Over Data Collection Schemes (5.31.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/location-off-should-mean-location-off-google-hit-with-lawsuit-over-data-collection-schemes_3838022.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-31-1&mktids=5326c58d8166155211a4e998433a0e2b&est=kwKQDm1ur1QEDZ2nyniXwxq249N7D36nHDouRM4diu9tlEUYrWcVbj%2FKvoY%3D

DeSantis Signs Bill to Stop Big Tech Censorship of Floridians (5.24.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/desantis-signs-bill-to-stop-big-tech-censorship-of-floridians_3827083.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-24-2&mktids=510810c3c0eeb99a9778e53c98c27521&est=h3zRcmtvH7paDmyAmZaNrUQs16YRlNJntMLYacfDDLyqM4MRnYrW%2FeJLT%2F8%3D

Six announcements from Google I/O (5.18.21) https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57166202

Texas Senate Passes Bill That Would Block Social Media Companies From Banning Users for Their Political Views (4.1.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/texas-senate-passes-bill-that-would-block-social-media-companies-from-banning-users-for-their-political-views_3758952.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-02&mktids=1f427e2459d3cb32c0793c1634d1c407

Texas Senate Passes Bill That Would Block Social Media Companies From Banning Users for Their Political Views (4.1.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/texas-senate-passes-bill-that-would-block-social-media-companies-from-banning-users-for-their-political-views_3758952.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-02&mktids=1f427e2459d3cb32c0793c1634d1c407

Poland Stands Up To Big Tech With Huge Fines–We Could Too (2.27.21) https://ifapray.org/blog/poland-stands-up-to-big-tech-with-huge-fines-we-could-too/

Twitter to Use Strike System to Take Down What They Consider Covid-19 Vaccine Misinformation (3.3.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/twitter-to-use-strike-system-to-take-down-what-they-consider-covid-19-vaccine-misinformation_3716273.html

Governor Big Fines Coming Against Big Tech Censorship (2.4.21) Facts Matter (Excellent) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYd9eYERoEs  

Antifa, BLM & Anarchy

Texas Gov. Abbott Signs Bills to Prevent Defunding the Police and Increase Penalties for Interfering With Police  (6.2.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/texas-gov-abbott-signs-bills-to-prevent-defunding-the-police-and-increase-penalties-for-interfering-with-police_3841203.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-06-02-3&mktids=2515f56ad6cad6993cacd10fc99983c0&est=EomF2VtJX5hzvXwQ2i3Wlw3zoqcixGHKUfhzeHSIOLroYGF%2BlHwrBhhhGxE%3D

Black Lives Matter St. Paul Founder Says He Resigned After Learning the Ugly Truth (5.31.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/black-lives-matter-st-paul-founder-says-he-resigned-after-learning-the-ugly-truth_3836825.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-31&mktids=2207899d9549e56979c0b425833f85c0&est=TmIzk%2Fcl9Dg1UsxuiAvqBNLUtt1Z3h8VRFpQ2iVGa9enc%2BwL%2F2BbsgOqfhQ%3D

Refunding the Police Major Cities Backtrack on Police Budget Cuts After Crime Surges (5.25.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/refunding-the-police-major-cities-backtrack-on-police-budget-cuts-after-crime-surges_3830090.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-25-2&mktids=34bc11e9f806b5751d66f38d6a897143&est=0O6FlmX%2BQVwz%2F8%2BChkKzVyx9YHiC%2FUmK2ya76%2BUoKyno7MQ1S8ajKLtfU44%3D

BLM Founder’s Video From 10 Years Ago Reveals Her Fondness of Mao’s Red Book (5.1.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/blm-founders-video-from-10-years-ago-reveals-her-love-of-maos-red-book_3815297.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-18&mktids=0210996d2a7d6bb8a701ecee934f9dd1&est=kioTdPFg786%2BUFj49%2BXS1qfn70RFODWBLgh%2FnW8e1b2qQaVRueH8hSS%2F%2BbA%3D

Albuquerque police take defiant stand after leadership disciplines officer There is no morale (4.19.21) https://www.theblaze.com/news/albuquerque-police-defiant-stand-leadership-disciplines-officer?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210419Trending-TeslaFire&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

LA County Sheriff Blames Defund the Police, Progressive Policies for Murder, Violent Crime Wave (4.18.21) https://www.theblaze.com/news/alex-villanueva-murder-spike-defund-the-police?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New-Trending-Story_WEEKEND%202021-04-18&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News#toggle-gdpr

Florida Lawmakers Approve Anti-Riot Combating Public Disorder Bill (4.16.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/florida-lawmakers-approve-anti-riot-combating-public-disorder-bill_3779042.html?&utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-16-2&mktids=3c7ee24f392eb3b1d8180372e169a192&est=WQ1C10S%2FdUnx2rU9Q3BPiTcAJvxjYwva5%2Bjv72W3hqp1Uszl2AueIQK3ido%3D

Maryland Becomes 1st State to Repeal Police Bill of Rights (4.11.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/maryland-becomes-first-state-to-repeal-police-bill-of-rights_3770833.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-12&mktids=2f40035469c85954779811da687374cc&est=7mGSFByY5OFghAmnzjGJnA3x2XROuEN9TJL3yvLE4cuGXCknfrC1h1wieZU%3D

Climate Control

Biden Sued by 12 States Over Climate Executive Order (3.8.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-sued-by-12-states-over-climate-executive-order_3725146.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-03-09

Louisiana Leads 10-State Lawsuit Against Biden’s Climate Order (4.23.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/louisiana-leads-10-state-lawsuit-against-bidens-climate-order_3788617.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-23-2&mktids=678ba993858548fdbd58186448bd8ecc&est=Wj3UwcmXKe9ewWc1RK0abh8Dlj8tNOAwMLmq%2BZ5i6k5XnBzZ0K4Z0s6CabY%3D

Covid-19

1,000 Lawyers & 10,000 Doctors File Lawsuit For Violations of Nuremberg Code (5.24.21) https://www.shiftfrequency.com/1000-lawyers-and-10000-doctors-file-lawsuit-for-violations-of-nuremberg-code/

Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Banning Mask Mandate, COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements in Schools (5.27.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/oklahoma-legislature-passes-bill-banning-mask-mandate-and-covid-19-vaccine-requirements-in-schools_3833272.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-27-3&mktids=43ff85493ff403bb674405d9b1100513&est=ExbLYx%2BGYhTh5AWTs%2Fu3TxwA3IRwPTn2Mhyo0CTvj22EFlSqCQVPVjNqPwQ%3D

Texas Records Zero COVID-19 Deaths for 1st Time Since March 2020 (5.1.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/texas-records-zero-covid-19-deaths-for-1st-time-since-march-2020_3818321.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-18&mktids=0210996d2a7d6bb8a701ecee934f9dd1&est=665V%2Bvr1j8iJi%2ByVA1sDTkckdI2rxd40IgS5v3Vs%2BKvWkXOic7g%2FYPLrkcI%3D

DeSantis Said Florida Won’t Cave to Pressure to Remove Ban on Vaccine Passports (5.17.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/texas-ag-sues-biden-administration-over-power-grab-to-rescind-healthcare-funding_3816198.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-14-3&mktids=83093839046cd24a9c1d09d1d76ee87d&est=Q3902aak558%2BisFSeFZ5uJFYGnuqf8eWo7i7Q0C1rYaB3G38bn4iOQwzweQ%3D

Missouri Governor Ends Federal Pandemic Unemployment Boost (5.12.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/missouri-governor-ends-federal-pandemic-unemployment-boost_3812982.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-12-2&mktids=bf2713edae47b5223ffb0c988da90807&est=o7lgc%2BpyhIsR0uOmTAUesC56B66Ebg6bFYc2m3qX%2FaXRZZta133zAOwF7rg%3D

South Dakota’s Noem Bans Vaccine Passports (4.21.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/south-dakotas-noem-bans-vaccine-passports_3785776.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-21-3&mktids=2a8edbbf84c1c2af32f11e84167b7025&est=gZ2Wd8OK4XiE52RswspyVYIqn6aQlexIu%2Fi0WBOOHuTA%2Fbe9E3ofRLAGoXI%3D

Gov. DeSantis Says CCP Should Be Held Accountable for Abetting Pandemic (4.21.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/desantis-ccp-should-be-held-accountable-for-abetting-pandemic_3780641.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-21-1&mktids=d610ce2d16709eb0071eaa083cb70b41&est=0ZOGMGRgt1lFrCCwWt2H1gXTlasmk45Arf5ApN%2Fg91zmskWAxu87W0LkIUs%3D

House Lawmakers Call on South Carolina Governor to Ban Vaccine Passports (4.5.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/supreme-court-justice-thomas-suggests-facebook-twitter-could-be-regulated-like-utilities_3763003.html?&utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-05-3&mktids=bb47af38b6573deb9e718ec9496c708a&est=D0f01ViL0XKj9hRXctTUN6H%2F3AhiKbE2WwDTVAa3LFx0ozeKE0V9jMjpEl8%3D

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Bans Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Don’t Tread on Our Personal Freedoms (4.6.21) https://www.theblaze.com/news/texas-bans-vaccine-passports?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210406Trending-BritishStudy&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

Republican Lawmakers in Kansas Revoke Mask Mandate (4.2.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/republican-lawmakers-in-kansas-repeal-mask-mandate_3761115.html?&utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-04-1&mktids=a02816fd0ef3a425def78b5e15d56225

Virus Tolls Similar Despite Governors’ Contrasting Actions (3.13.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/virus-tolls-similar-despite-governors-contrasting-actions_3732095.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&email=fsheen@gmail.com&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-03-14-1

Multiple Governors Announce Significant Rollbacks of CCP Virus Restrictions (3.7.21)    https://www.theepochtimes.com/multiple-governors-announce-significant-rollbacks-of-ccp-virus-restrictions_3723783.html

Texas Governor Ends Statewide Mask Mandate, Allows All Businesses to Fully Reopen (3.2.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-governor-ends-statewide-mask-mandate-allows-all-businesses-to-fully-reopen_3717796.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-03-02-3

The New Covid Resistance (12.9.20) WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-covid-resistance-11607555711

2nd Amendment

Biden on the Second Amendment, No Amendment is Absolute (4.7.21) Fox News https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-second-amendment-no-amendment-is-absolute

Biden Targets Guns, States Push Back  (4.10.21) IFA https://ifapray.org/blog/biden-targets-guns-states-push-back/

States Lead on Life, Race & Guns This Week (5.1.21) IFA https://ifapray.org/blog/states-lead/

22 States Join Lawsuit Urging Federal Court to Rule Against California’s Large-Capacity Gun Magazine Ban (4.4.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/22-states-join-lawsuit-urging-federal-court-to-rule-against-californias-large-capacity-gun-magazine-ban_3761630.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-05&mktids=ea9b720da6eb42031697bddb282cac09

Arizona Governor Signs Bill to Defy Any New Federal Gun Control Laws (4.7.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/arizona-governor-signs-bill-to-defy-any-new-federal-gun-control-laws_3766323.html?&utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-07-3&mktids=c454881760320bf150698487c6406567&est=WECBqGO7EUXGLLUOq%2FmxC%2B0aMKH97sC%2BeUqxQEHv%2BYaD9owt5XKPYKDrR%2Bc%3D

AZ Ducey Signs Second Amendment Sanctuary Bill (4.7.21) https://www.azmirror.com/blog/gun-control-advocates-urge-ducey-to-veto-gun-sanctuary-bill/

Iowa Governor Signs Bill Into Law Letting Residents Buy, Carry Guns Without Permits (4.3.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/gov-reynolds-signs-bill-into-law-letting-residents-buy-carry-guns-without-permits_3760934.html?&utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-03-1&mktids=e5155ca7abee400dbf49d7932619d002

South Dakota Governor Signs Bills to Protect Gun Rights (3.26.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/south-dakota-governor-signs-bills-to-protect-gun-rights_3750840.html?&utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-03-26-3&mktids=0140208b2afc12b4ee7bf1699ef17185

Arkansas State Senate Passes Bill Banning Enforcement of Federal Gun Control Laws (3.2.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/arkansas-state-senate-passes-bill-banning-enforcement-federal-gun-control-laws_3759960.html?&utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-02-1&mktids=def7a7768260df0cf20d734cbec804a0

Iowa House Passes Bill to Let Residents Buy, Carry Guns Without Permits (3.18.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/iowa-house-passes-bill-letting-residents-carry-buy-guns-without-permits_3739796.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&email=fsheen@gmail.com&utm_campaign=mb-2021-03-19

Election Reform

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Hopeful for Audit After Touring Arizona Election Review (6.3.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/pennsylvania-lawmakers-hopeful-for-audit-after-touring-arizona-election-review_3842692.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-06-03-2&mktids=96608b6debf569f08c7098c8f40a7214&est=JPv9Ns7wYtVySdhR%2B5emR9cSmAxoea5DTwTQTXzkCJXF9RUa2CWknheQ%2BaQ%3D

Wisconsin Lawmakers Advance Bill to Stop Election Workers From Fixing Mistakes on Ballots (6.2.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/wisconsin-lawmakers-advance-bill-to-stop-election-workers-from-fixing-mistakes-on-ballots_3841128.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-06-02-2&mktids=170ca1456df58f78630054cadb95ee32&est=hmwgG3qDXoel6T%2BZrLts6MDiCi03Ms0AJLiTBCnKPL9kG%2Bd5hTtTeE7xuxQ%3D

Democrats Label Voter ID Laws Evil & Racist But Ignore The Fact That 46 of 47 European Democracies Have Them (6.2.21) https://www.theblaze.com/news/voter-photo-id-laws-europe?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202021-06-02&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM

Texas Senate Passes Major GOP-Backed Election Reform Bill (5.30.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/texas-senate-passes-major-gop-backed-election-reform-bill_3836748.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-31&mktids=2207899d9549e56979c0b425833f85c0&est=2MZeSwg%2FYaev9ucZv5oPAHoHtC816buXhHXiQh9filhcOu8%2Fq%2Fwy578cLZI%3D

Arizona Senate Considering Expansion of Maricopa County 2020 Election Audit (5.30.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/arizona-senate-considering-expansion-of-maricopa-county-2020-election-audit_3836472.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-30-1&mktids=9fe558999e9844be0cdd566827c12589&est=klthp5p%2BQWw646uCE01WaOWj4U7BrPdx%2Blm1C5z6KN5v0q4DUhxzIBNom%2FQ%3D

Pennsylvania County Votes to Investigate Voting Machines Over Errors (5.28.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/pennsylvania-county-appoints-prosecutor-to-investigate-voting-machine-errors_3834770.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-28-1&mktids=e1a9d855d4bc1bd79602b8e3c966de13&est=KFVyuejRFuP%2FH1liYgzl5bsf2IG0NXtznlO%2FVepGI3mTu0gnhzU3%2FRGzWgI%3D

Wisconsin Nov. 3 Election Will Be Investigated by Retired Officers (5.27.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/wisconsin-nov-3-election-now-being-investigated-by-retired-officers-assembly-speaker_3833297.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-27-2&mktids=b173df2294527991949d1e0ae5ed698c&est=%2BtDGnGRn4vQivdi%2BL8fOf30baQHD3PKKJOOBlD1n5HdVPH%2BDHWq8b6aSuZc%3D

Arizona’s Top Elections Official Tells Maricopa County to Get New Election Machines (5.21.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/arizonas-top-elections-official-tells-maricopa-county-to-get-new-election-machines_3825031.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-21-1&mktids=d2e7a9141a7ed9610d52f51f3e02d4fd&est=sU%2FZYcFXfyox2oTiAU2NYYP0w6FiBW3%2FCJzVJSU0CsbMo9P49b8C3EJpBQc%3D

Georgia Judge Decides to Unseal Absentee Ballots in Fulton County for Review (5.21.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/georgia-judge-decides-to-unseal-absentee-ballots-in-fulton-county-for-review_3825366.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-21-2&mktids=9102242f3f53c14976657096793f54ef&est=mhtCRJmQVPjN%2BiylHDxuimAFe%2BouQL04haDF5RIXSOLvauER%2BG4l0M%2Bqp3Y%3D

New Hampshire Auditors Find Problem Scan Counted 28 Percent of Test Ballots for GOP Candidates (5.24.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/new-hampshire-auditors-new-scan-counted-only-28-percent-of-test-ballots-for-gop-candidates_3828337.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-24-2&mktids=510810c3c0eeb99a9778e53c98c27521&est=62G6Y8bPgVnj2JSPkOwSYl5ztQqheqEEGHrbOUjZp9CUr3iwJtqHGTlKCjs%3D

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Signs Law Banning Curbside Voting (5.27.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/alabama-gov-kay-ivey-signs-law-banning-curbside-voting_3832421.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-27-1&mktids=ab1b12d218a1497256de2beec1afda44&est=WB79ewKey50IS6tnno7Mctb8RvAP5p1mKfFjP7TQzestpRShFySt5LoqD9g%3D

Michigan Judge Dismisses Antrim County Election Case (5.18.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/michigan-judge-dismisses-antrim-county-election-case_3820603.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-18-2&mktids=6efef5e52670675b2c58daaadd14ae06&est=xTd96VViECSpO%2FIPRzy9CSX49NNS1F55zjH9ocyoVYoZq0sMplyswDsAHto%3D

Thank God H.R.1 is Dying in the Senate (5.20.21) https://ifapray.org/blog/thank-god-h-r-1-is-dying-in-the-senate/

Wisconsin Authorizes Audit of 2020 Election (5.12.21) https://resistthemainstream.org/wisconsin-launches-audit-of-2020-election/

Texas House Passes GOP-Backed Election Integrity Bill (5.7.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/texas-house-passes-gop-backed-voting-restrictions-bill_3807171.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-07-3&mktids=2965b78d2c42fa93966c0e4f4a8d44d5&est=pjZ8M9PDbnokfCXU25jtI8JCTlB4QD%2Fghjfwv9X93RboRkMdmJcnF8kJ11Y%3D

Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Watermarks on Absentee Ballots (4.30.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/tennessee-legislature-passes-bill-requiring-watermarks-on-absentee-ballots_3797851.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-30-3&mktids=e57cc587e8e3ac304af8f59da3f10181&est=GOpCPdStXG%2F%2FxhUxqjJTYRY1%2ByrFH%2B7XckHarYMYFSH6mbzqWYz%2B%2FkDdRvs%3D

Florida Passes New Elections Bill Adding Restrictions to Vote-by-Mail and Ballot Drop Boxes (4.30.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/florida-passes-new-elections-bill-adding-restrictions-to-vote-by-mail-and-ballot-drop-boxes_3797235.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-01&mktids=d6e6ccdda5eb5530d7676a51f5e2341d&est=TinFz6%2BGiQwXRENHtzNtRq9HMNcKRkp4MH52Wfe4MZo1n%2BlOSz1C%2B6bKWUQ%3D

Montana Governor Signs 2 Election Integrity Bills; Democrats Sue, Claiming ‘Voter Suppression (4.22.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/montana-governor-signs-2-election-integrity-bills-democrats-sue-claiming-voter-suppression_3785112.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-22&mktids=48ad5dec22287a9b1b09a5a820da4d34&est=KLF4QA5Lvy7oVbKEqFSDwduUq2dlzhL0oB0GZE3WS3cOMFwAX7iYAvuyd%2Bk%3D

Major Corporations Coordinate to Fight GA-Type Election Laws–You Won’t Believe Why (4.13.21) https://ifapray.org/blog/major-corporations-coordinate-to-fight-georgia-type-election-laws-you-wont-believe-why/

Raffensperger Refers 3 Counties for Investigation Over Ballot Drop Box Forms (4.9.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/raffensperger-refers-3-counties-for-investigation-over-ballot-drop-box-forms_3769025.html?&utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-09-1&mktids=ce33c46cd49fc4ea2cb941059401f869&est=CndybiF%2BGTh1MDTpiCX306TGDGUsLBrd5BykBxzftvc14Y5GL188awmmW54%3D

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules State Shouldn’t Purge Thousands of Voters Who May Have Moved From Rolls (4.9.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/wisconsin-supreme-court-rules-state-shouldnt-purge-thousands-of-voters-who-may-have-moved-from-rolls_3769625.html?&utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-09-3&mktids=20feb947611ee148da4430dedff58070&est=1AAA4Klo4ryUgdXLdLEHrwmBxKEU2E2ACC0IoFRZcI5BJj1toBNsH%2BGKY1U%3D

Pennsylvania Forced to Remove 21,000 Dead People Off Its Voter Rolls (4.8.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/pennsylvania-forced-to-remove-21000-dead-people-off-its-voter-rolls-settlement_3767667.html?&utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-08-1&mktids=111adef23f8a888ab9c8855a503b806c&est=kwAJJ9YF0YaV%2FOecqsKwgdj5PYCwlyJyYcRCaUhj7ltIQfOFvib1N2PBLxM%3D

Forensic Results in 9 Michigan Counties Found 66,104 Unregistered Ballots Secretary of State Stalls (4.11.21) https://www.worldtribune.com/forensic-results-in-9-michigan-counties-found-66104-unregistered-ballots-secretary-of-state-stalls/?fbclid=IwAR24MaQ3QU2gFZgY_4lHwnU0aRLAL2R2u4ojClYyhbSIQdOo7c4lNHIcCsI

Executives From More Than 30 MI Companies Come Out Against Republicans Proposed Voting Changes (4.13.21) https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/michigan-state-legislature-election-bills-companies-against

CEO meeting Proves the Great Reset is Upon Us (4.14.21) The Blaze https://www.glennbeck.com/radio/ive-never-seen-something-like-this-ceo-meeting-proves-the-great-reset-is-upon-us

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Banning Private Donations for Election Processes (4.12.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/arizona-governor-signs-bill-banning-private-donations-for-election-processes_3771846.html?&utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-12-1&mktids=845fd7defdf26c70eae6d4c730580a8c&est=mj8aorGJ3uKMXmZrqDEz3iUYT5%2FjB7W2LzVXkhq1aRet%2BLWtDPN8nXGPHI4%3D

Antrim County the Thread That Unravels 2020 Election Theft (4.9.21) By Patrick Colbeck https://letsfixstuff.org/2021/04/antrim-county-the-thread-that-unravels-2020-election-theft/

It’s Long Past Time For Conservatives To Boycott Corporations That Hate Them (4.6.21) https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/06/its-long-past-time-for-conservatives-to-boycott-corporations-that-hate-them/

Arizona Senate Hires 4 Firms to Audit 2.1 Million Ballots From 2020 Election (4.1.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/arizona-senate-hires-4-firms-to-audit-2-1-million-ballots-from-2020-election_3758396.html?&utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-01-1&mktids=4a808c743d760358e8f8f4661c055692

Texas State Senate Passes Election Integrity Bill Targeting Mail-in Ballots (4.1.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/texas-state-senate-passes-new-election-integrity-bill_3758548.html?&utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-01-1&mktids=4a808c743d760358e8f8f4661c055692

Georgia Governor Signs Into Law Sweeping Election Reform Bill, Including Voter ID for Absentee Ballots (3.26.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/georgia-governor-signs-into-law-sweeping-election-reform-measures-including-voter-id-for-absentee-ballots_3750125.html?&utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-03-26-1&mktids=14d29a0d12a59d225752c3e0b6d81a61

State Election Integrity Bills Rapidly Developing Across The Nation (3.19.21) IFA https://ifapray.org/blog/state-election-integrity-bills-rapidly-developing-across-the-nation/

Twenty-Eight States Changed Voting Rules to Boost Mail-In Ballots (3.10.21) https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/28-states-changed-voting-rules-to-boost-mail-in-ballots

Indiana AG Says HR 1 Makes Opportunities for Voter Fraud the Law of the Land (3.6.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/indiana-ag-says-hr-1-makes-opportunities-for-voter-fraud-the-law-of-the-land_3723250.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-03-06-3

20 State AGs Denounce Democrats’ HR 1 as Unconstitutional (3.2.21) https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hr-1-for-the-people-act-attorneys-general-say-unconstitutional

Family/Transgender

Ron DeSantis Tells NCAA, Woke Corporations Where They Can Shove Their Threats Over Transgender Sports Law (6.2.21) https://www.theblaze.com/news/desantis-ncaa-threats-transgender-sports-law?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210602Trending-CriticalRaceTheory&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

Record Number Of State Bills Protecting Children From Transgender Laws (5.22.21) https://ifapray.org/blog/record-number-of-state-bills-protecting-children-from-transgender-laws/

Tennessee Governor Signs Bathroom Bill Protecting Access to Biological Sex (5.17.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/tennessee-governor-signs-bathroom-bill-protecting-access-to-biological-sex_3818638.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-17-3&mktids=babaa36ecbdb3dfc7bb49e3a6cf6a34e&est=LuUGzR9qQqjCNOYn5hEfZ4n2VurSAEtohg9m%2BQXQOHUjStsj%2FwwxIIxVV%2B0%3D

States Lead on Life, Race & Guns This Week (5.1.21) IFA https://ifapray.org/blog/states-lead/

Mandatory Masks and Vaccines Break the Nuremberg Code (4.28.21) https://hnewswire.com/do-mandatory-masks-and-vaccines-break-the/

Leigh Dundas Moving Speech at the Tulsa Conference https://www.bitchute.com/video/DzLbPZktteJ1/

Alabama Enacts Law Banning Transgender Athletes From Public School Sports (4.25.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/alabama-enacts-law-banning-transgender-athletes-from-public-school-sports-teams_3790240.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-25-3&mktids=24cb288d544b2e68fa6a529762722e14&est=49y7GqG6BveWO6oOjAdciyuHjNVYfv74TxuMfP1k1oKjM%2FZO%2FCYVldJqvOs%3D

Arkansas Becomes First State to Ban Gender Reassignment Surgeries in Children (4.6.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/arkansas-becomes-first-state-to-ban-gender-reassignment-surgeries-in-children_3764840.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-07&mktids=8b4b18521d07eb6d1552a9aa59c9d862&est=fRX9kh8BvHteUNIlDujKatlXIv6TEf0Qlg0o8HhYxLtUR%2BYcZ8uNFv%2Ff3Ls%3D

GOP States Expand School Choice as Lockdowns Boost Alternatives (4.5.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/gop-states-expand-school-choice-as-lockdowns-boost-alternatives_3762698.html?&utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-05-2&mktids=27cf257daac17e7e0d754fe8761651bb&est=Ro89kuyePr3p05I6qbohjXTVkyePTZnJBRKNrsYaPig%2FVwB1YO83iyaF8NM%3D

Tennessee Gov Signs Bill Banning Transgender Biological Males From Women’s Sports (3.27.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/tennessee-governor-signs-bill-banning-transgender-biological-males-from-womens-sports_3751603.html

Judge Sides With Biden, Rules That Christian College Must Open Women’s Bedrooms And Showers To Biological Males​ (5.21.21) https://www.theblaze.com/news/christian-college-men-in-womens-showers?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210521Trending-DeputySaved&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

Immigration

Greg Abbott Toughens Texas Border Crossing Penalties They Came to the Wrong State (6.4.21) https://www.glennbeck.com/radio/greg-abbott-toughens-texas-border-crossing-penalties-they-came-to-the-wrong-state

Texas Counties Start Charging Illegal Aliens With Child Endangerment, Trespass (6.1.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-counties-start-charging-illegal-aliens-with-child-endangerment-trespass_3838725.html

SC Governor Blocks Biden Administration From Bringing Unaccompanied Children From Border (4.12.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/sc-governor-blocks-biden-administration-from-bringing-unaccompanied-children-from-border_3772723.html?&utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-12-3&mktids=8deabf3bef6e5c4315b0de73e477820d&est=xU94pevG98Ed2TlAbBIJ%2BySRBYDe45C6Ty%2BVoCXoHkl95mP0OBPT7lCRalU%3D

Texas AG More Lawsuits Coming to Biden Administration Over Border Crisis (4.28.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-ag-more-lawsuits-coming-to-biden-administration-over-border-crisis_3796327.html

Texas Counties Declare Disaster Over Border Crisis (4.27.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/texas-counties-declare-disaster-over-border-crisis_3793402.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-28&mktids=de3c2ceb70718dcbdf132cf2c1f08347&est=th5oCceYDzrSVQvhTn4taZHzLe4aM5%2Fm2rAhYWV4U9fMkbwk0u76I7MwQlo%3D

Texas Ranchers Dealing With Armed Smugglers on Land (4.15.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/texas-ranchers-dealing-with-armed-smugglers-on-land_3776011.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-16&mktids=a9d130b4af19889144796b8abf1af982&est=1djuKbBV6drVRICfkH11gk1b%2B7U7c%2FfFHFMSucZS1wjbPBjBnO6PsSgHTKM%3D

Texas State Representative Introduces Bill to Finish Border Wall Construction (3.7.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-state-representative-introduces-bill-to-finish-border-wall-construction_3722592.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-03-07

Racism

Black Lives Matter St. Paul Founder Says He Resigned After Learning the Ugly Truth (5.31.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/black-lives-matter-st-paul-founder-says-he-resigned-after-learning-the-ugly-truth_3836825.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-31&mktids=2207899d9549e56979c0b425833f85c0&est=TmIzk%2Fcl9Dg1UsxuiAvqBNLUtt1Z3h8VRFpQ2iVGa9enc%2BwL%2F2BbsgOqfhQ%3D

States Banning Critical Race Theory in Government Add Up (5.27.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/states-banning-critical-race-theory-in-government-add-up_3833931.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-28&mktids=bdf8e5444edb1bfd1620fb67cb76ff3f&est=l81OjBKkH3po7xr5SkRjAdqqWfiL%2FVVClB2Ifg7Rjx8LdKaN5Tu7%2FjoGFTI%3D

Tennessee Governor Signs Law Banning Critical Race Theory in Public Schools (5.26.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/tennessee-governor-signs-law-banning-critical-race-theory-in-public-schools_3830701.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-26-1&mktids=a7c426572c53457edec386b386955c79&est=501fK5G82vWKfpKDsERTIUw0IWNJu3wpvdhqavOyFqbVGGnP1fX7qaV%2B3SU%3D

Texas Senate Passes Bill That Bans Critical Race Theory From Classrooms (5.22.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/texas-senate-passes-bill-that-bans-critical-race-theory-from-classrooms_3826711.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-22-3&mktids=43a765315132ffce72f28472476413cf&est=fWvDNwIujdJArEeNoiYz4B%2Bpjd9yyQ8MVnpj0YbcO49Xg%2FprjvhHirg2PPs%3D

Judge Blocks Biden Administration From Doling Out Grants Based on Race, Gender (5.19.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/judge-blocks-biden-administration-from-doling-out-grants-based-on-race-gender_3822305.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-19-2&mktids=6f88c1b5feb8c798f210e9b725f2b871&est=pn4h%2BFGZReq11%2BQauId0hfc2nIVXax5Z2P4vyURElUHRe4JE92axnhycxuY%3D

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning Critical Race Theory in Public Schools (5.8.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/oklahoma-governor-signs-bill-banning-critical-race-theory-in-public-schools_3807402.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-09&mktids=f53a36a446593c5eadb49d69306faba3&est=n01OXEQSESrzvyAEuNRoWbsZGVYeaPsREd4iUEtEPh5%2Fo9iJ7cUkLZ0x13s%3D

Candid Conversations On Racism And Justice–Don’t Miss This (5.6.21) https://ifapray.org/blog/candid-conversations-on-racism-and-justice-dont-miss-this/

Farmers Sue Biden Administration Over Racist Covid Relief Plan (5.7.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/farmers-sue-biden-administration-over-racist-covid-relief-plan_3806360.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-07-1&mktids=4979bb25360beab669ed07bdc32203e0&est=ZKCG2yrjsjytx6pvPul8hn%2B4Ir9QUsLihfBudjSqrQHcioVNDLnJ5rSpa5I%3D

Tennessee Legislature Bans Critical Race Theory in Public Schools (5.6.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/tennessee-bans-critical-race-theory-in-public-schools_3805489.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-06-2&mktids=ff9084f80388842de1146c03fa1e6d75&est=qWgveQqCJBVnIG02DGdCSgZaR%2F60TCeN6LpYclgtRuo9m%2F8PyUk%2B%2BswbPm0%3D

BLM Founder’s Video From 10 Years Ago Reveals Her Fondness of Mao’s Red Book (5.1.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/blm-founders-video-from-10-years-ago-reveals-her-love-of-maos-red-book_3815297.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-18&mktids=0210996d2a7d6bb8a701ecee934f9dd1&est=kioTdPFg786%2BUFj49%2BXS1qfn70RFODWBLgh%2FnW8e1b2qQaVRueH8hSS%2F%2BbA%3D

Segregation Survivor How to Counter BLM’s Race Lies  Bob Woodson Ep 106 (5.1.21) https://www.glennbeck.com/glenn-beck-podcast/coming-saturday-segregation-survivor-how-to-counter-blms-race-lies-bob-woodson-ep-106

Oklahoma House Votes to Ban Teaching of Critical Race Theory in Public Schools (4.30.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/oklahoma-house-votes-to-ban-teaching-of-critical-race-theory-in-public-schools_3797277.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-30-1&mktids=47f02c932c189ae0c999627493c0575f&est=3Ngl5n8oPrHrTr8PgsuFsMPbtcqQEaptRUWQhO9FTT3AxxrLKr%2FmqR06Em498w%3D%3D

States Lead on Life, Race & Guns This Week (5.1.21) IFA https://ifapray.org/blog/states-lead/

Idaho Stands Up To Radical Ideologies (4.10.21)  Idaho Freedom Foundation https://ifapray.org/blog/good-news-idaho-stands-up-to-radical-ideologies/

South Carolina Considers Bill to Require Colleges and Universities to Teach America’s Founding Documents (4.6.21) https://www.theblaze.com/news/reach-act?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202021-04-07&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM

Republican States Push Back Against Critical Race Theory (3.31.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/republican-states-push-back-against-critical-race-theory-2_3755770.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-01&mktids=5a0cbacbfdfd5f30b223f1959d5b23b1

States Are Standing Up To Critical Race Theory (3.27.21) IFA https://ifapray.org/blog/states-are-standing-up-to-critical-race-theory/

Critical Race Theory What It Is and How to Fight It (March 2021) https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/critical-race-theory-fight/?fbclid=IwAR2EOWIsRgLo5VH_WJ-X8uhysqJc–vX50nlUKZTjnIWDYTGCVCW16oyI40

Red v Blue State Economies

Taxpayers Fleeing California Take $8.8 Billion In Gross Income to Other States (6.4.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/taxpayers-fleeing-california-take-8-8-billion-in-gross-income-to-other-states_3844818.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-06-04-3&mktids=77310ceea8eaa4ed9987724ef5e51fdc&est=WCpju28cOCEcsAkwVcRviimbSVFUiZcZxOqgJiGZitEgPCARN2pHtEKWCzI%3D

Red States Lead the Charge In Lowest Unemployment Rates (5.22.21)https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/red-states-lead-the-charge-in-lowest-unemployment-rates_3826315.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-23&mktids=0aa8eab7b89f5da692b2bf4146606004&est=pIhGa4oNP1JmPRgWpeaSVOi61YsLmks2Uq%2Fpp62yLTHB7RElfDTQ4amPQQc%3D

Number of States Dropping Federal Jobless Boost Rises to 22 (5.20.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/number-of-states-dropping-federal-jobless-boost-rises-to-22_3823638.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-20-1&mktids=0d032aee5ca88f5b1728998ec60e5130&est=nXM13n2hl5ahSFpmXWqmvhj6xh2Q%2BwNu%2B5SYR5TZaSm%2F0QzlalkKy7hd6SQ%3D

GOP Governors Slash Unemployment Benefits as Businesses Plead for Workers (5.9.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/gop-governors-slash-unemployment-benefits-as-businesses-plead-for-workers_3809059.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-10-1&est=JBe%2BTh2gF2Hhy7bzpStE4QALrZFXPVL8jfLu%2Fm5ovI1JDgzwUj1nq8ro5uE%3D

Red State Governors Speak Out (5.4.21)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aMIgPQolTU

US Census Hands More House Seats to Republican Strongholds Texas, Florida (4.26.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/us-census-hands-more-house-seats-to-republican-strongholds-texas-florida_3792180.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-27&mktids=15fc1028a397f53538a69ab8a80856d9&est=iGb74tqf9VIwZzjMYIrhP1tc4rsbUAcgjF2Ar2jKHPND8Ywlv4Ru5OH3Bak%3D

Red States Lead the Way in Economic Recovery and Employment (3.27.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/red-states-lead-the-way-in-economic-recovery-and-employment_3750864.html?&utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-03-26-3&mktids=0140208b2afc12b4ee7bf1699ef17185

Session

Oregon Counties Vote to Secede Into Idaho (5.19.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/oregon-counties-vote-to-secede-into-idaho_3822536.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-19-3&mktids=1d7ba7175570ae10ccb60c407b2fae01&est=%2F%2FV%2BAA%2FgnS9DRA8Bo%2BsUosPW8juOzVI5Mmnlq5w1%2BjudvpRkKGp6vJ3Xkvo%3D

Why Texans Want to Leave the Union (2.5.21) Interview with Daniel Miller – Crossroads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-QmNzFHTUk

Texas Republicans Endorse Legislation to Allow Vote on Secession From US (2.5.21)  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/05/texas-republicans-endorse-legislation-vote-secession

MISC

It’s Long Past Time For Conservatives To Boycott Corporations That Hate Them (4.6.21) https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/06/its-long-past-time-for-conservatives-to-boycott-corporations-that-hate-them/

Biden Admin Halts Houston Highway Expansion, Citing Racial Injustice (4.6.21) https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-admin-halts-houston-highway-project-racist?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202021-04-07&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM

Biden Moves to Revive Obama Plan to Federalize Suburban Zoning Regulations (4.12.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/biden-moving-to-revive-obama-plan-to-federalize-suburban-zoning-regulations_3772816.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-13&mktids=a49ffc0a09754ce0e74c6279aed0120d&est=vhY1sUIiZ2Gs9ShDgs8p38%2Fu6pWZMymhUL2a%2Fr3EXMxcv%2FeALi%2B46xx1o4A%3D

DeSantis People Moving to Florida ‘Overwhelmingly’ Registering as Republicans, Including Democrats (5.27.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/desantis-people-moving-to-florida-overwhelmingly-registering-as-republicans-including-democrats_3833240.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-27-1&mktids=ab1b12d218a1497256de2beec1afda44&est=zJtae%2FCI7CruEW4HCKn%2FBZ3tZXLHmrK%2B8yyspdOxoCWw3cvTGBiJzYkBBQs%3D

Losing Texas Candidate Issues Warning 2022 Could Be Major Setback for Democrats (5.4.21) https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/losing-texas-candidate-issues-warning-2022-could-be-major-setback-for-democrats_3801911.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-04-1&mktids=710bd7e231d2037d15e6c9295ece0481&est=8QtSDcRQxQGpjCsSkr9SMqtP91Y44T6d7IXhwGRAMjRQGogGkMBiaTtlFzQ%3D