Smith: Why The Public Should Rebel Against Forced Vaccinations

Smith: Why The Public Should Rebel Against Forced Vaccinations Tyler Durden Mon, 06/01/2020 – 00:00 Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, The debate over the morality and practicality of forced vaccinations has been raging for many years, long before the coronavirus ever hit the US population. With the advent of the pandemic the narrative has shifted to one of “necessity”. The media and the majority of governments around the world now act as if mass vaccinations are a given; the “debate is over”, as collectivists like to say when they are tired of having to deal with any logical or[…]

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Plastic’s Back! COVID Contamination Concerns Crush California’s “Green” New Deal

Plastic’s Back! COVID Contamination Concerns Crush California’s “Green” New Deal Tyler Durden Sun, 05/31/2020 – 23:30 Disposable plates, silverware, and straws are making a comeback in California. New guidelines issued by the CDC recommend restaurants use plasticware by default as a way to limit the spread of the virus upon reopening.  Environmental groups have become infuriated with the new recommendation, as it now means all their hard work to ban plastic straws and push a “Green” New Deal could come to an abrupt end (maybe temporarily) because according to the CDC, throwaway dishes, utensils, napkins, and tablecloths could reduce virus spread. California recycling and clean water groups recently delivered a letter to Gov.[…]

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The Question Of Evidence When Governments Push Political Narratives

The Question Of Evidence When Governments Push Political Narratives Tyler Durden Sun, 05/31/2020 – 23:00 Authored by Kevin Smith via Off-Guardian.org, In the last 30 years, there have been many big events which have been questioned. Iraq is the classic example of where a relative few questioning the pretext of that invasion (Weapons of Mass Destruction – WMDs) were insulted and smeared but later vindicated. Today, in the background of the risk of world conflict and threat to health and our way of life arising from Covid-19, it’s never been more important to be sceptical and understand evidence. Earlier in my career,[…]

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As China Fumes Over Trump’s “Gross Interference” In Hong Kong, Here Are 6 Things It Can Do In Retaliation

As China Fumes Over Trump’s “Gross Interference” In Hong Kong, Here Are 6 Things It Can Do In Retaliation Tyler Durden Sun, 05/31/2020 – 22:30 Following Trump’s Friday announcement of watered-down measures against China and Hong Kong, which included stripping Hong Kong of some of its privileged trade status as a result of Beijing’s crackdown on the island and threatening to kick out select Chinese students but falling well short of a “nuclear option” including sanctions on individuals and institutions and the expulsion of Chinese banks from SWIFT, Hong Kong’s government said actions threatened by President Donald Trump are “unjustified”[…]

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Stocks Dancing On Deck For Titanic U.S.-China Clash

Stocks Dancing On Deck For Titanic U.S.-China Clash Tyler Durden Sun, 05/31/2020 – 22:00 Authored by Bloomberg macro commentator Garfield Reynolds Complexity is causing global investors to underprice the danger from U.S.-China confrontations over Hong Kong. Far from being just a regional issue, the world’s two largest economies are sliding toward a more markets-negative showdown than anything we saw in the first three years of Donald Trump’s presidency. Global stocks are trading as though this round of tensions will be resolved in a similar fashion to the 2018-19 trade conflict. Even though that caused plenty of damage to the world[…]

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“We’re All Suspects Now”: A Look Inside The NSA’s New “Contact Chaining” Tool

“We’re All Suspects Now”: A Look Inside The NSA’s New “Contact Chaining” Tool Tyler Durden Sun, 05/31/2020 – 22:00 Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man New book explores NSA’s “contact chaining” tool What happened: We all know Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA collects and stores massive databases of information on Americans’ phone call and text metadata. But then what? Most people think it sits on ice until and unless an alphabet agency like the FBI, CIA, or DHS wants to dig through it. In reality, it is processed into a detailed map of your social contacts, constantly updating[…]

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The FAAMGs Are Up 15% In 2020; The Remaining 495 S&P Stocks Are Down 8%

The FAAMGs Are Up 15% In 2020; The Remaining 495 S&P Stocks Are Down 8% Tyler Durden Sun, 05/31/2020 – 21:33 One month ago, Goldman triggered a selloff in growth and momentum stocks, when it pointed out that  the five largest S&P 500 stocks, the FAAMGS (or MSFT, AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, FB) have risen to account for 20% of index market cap, representing the highest concentration on record… … resulting in the lowest market breadth since the tech bubble…   … and warning that “narrow market breadth is always resolved the same way” as “narrow rallies lead to large drawdowns[…]

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As China PMI Disappoints, Another Major Problem Emerges

As China PMI Disappoints, Another Major Problem Emerges Tyler Durden Sun, 05/31/2020 – 21:30 Overnight, China’s NBS reported that in May, manufacturing PMI signaled a continued recovery in factory activity, albeit at a slower pace than in April and below expectations (50.6, exp.51.0, down from 50.8). Sub-indexes in the manufacturing surveys suggest export order sub-index remained weak and employment deteriorated further. Of note, the manufacturing employment sub-index weakened to 49.4 from 50.2, implying continued deterioration in the labor market. On the other hand, inventory indicators suggested a destocking trend, with raw material inventories declining to 47.3 from 48.2, and the[…]

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Where Is Ghislane Maxwell Now?

Where Is Ghislane Maxwell Now? Tyler Durden Sun, 05/31/2020 – 21:00 Authored by Gabrielle Bruney via Esquire.com, Jeffrey Epstein is dead, but the accused pedophile financier is still surrounded by multiple mysteries. The source of his vast wealth still isn’t entirely known, nor have rumors that he may have trafficked women and girls to some of the world’s most powerful men been resolved. But one of the biggest lingering unknowns in the story is the status of Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s longtime companion, who’s been alleged by Epstein survivors to have recruited young women and girls into the multimillionaire’s circle and participated in their[…]

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Here Is The Stunning Chart That Blows Up All Of Modern Central Banking

Here Is The Stunning Chart That Blows Up All Of Modern Central Banking Tyler Durden Sun, 05/31/2020 – 18:54 Several years ago, when conventional wisdom dictated that to push inflation higher and jump start lethargic economies central banks have to push rates so low as to make saving punitive and force consumers to go out and spend their hard earned savings, several central banks including the ECB, SNB and BOJ crossed into the monetary twilight zone by lowering overnight rates negative. Then, year after year, we would hear from the likes of Kuroda how the BOJ will continue and even[…]

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