Taiwan Is Seething That Chinese Warplanes Came Within 40 Miles, but the US Regularly Flies Within 15 of Russia

Taipei reports that over the weekend Chinese warplanes crossed the mid-point of the Taiwan strait. CNN: Taiwan’s President has accused Beijing of purposefully inflaming tensions in East Asia, after Chinese warplanes crossed the sensitive median line across the narrow strait that separates the mainland and the self-governing island almost 40times on Friday and Saturday. Taken … Continue reading “Taiwan Is Seething That Chinese Warplanes Came Within 40 Miles, but the US Regularly Flies Within 15 of Russia”

Now for the Real Killer: Lockdown Hunger

Long before the pandemic swept into her village in the rugged southeast of Afghanistan, Halima Bibi knew the gnawing fear of hunger. It was an omnipresent force, an unrelenting source of anxiety as she struggled to nourish her four children. Her husband earned about $5 a day, hauling produce by wheelbarrow from a local market … Continue reading “Now for the Real Killer: Lockdown Hunger”

The Hard Truths About North Korea That Trump or Biden Will Have to Confront

Before President Obama departed the White House, he gave his successor, Donald Trump, some advice: pay attention to North Korea, because the reclusive nation will be your top national security priority. As one might expect, President Trump has tackled the North Korea file in his own distinct way. In a blink of an eye, the conventional … Continue reading “The Hard Truths About North Korea That Trump or Biden Will Have to Confront”

Can’t We Put These Power-Mad Clowns of the Johnson Junta in a Nice Rest Home?

Months ago, I predicted that we would all come to hate the narrow, bossed-about new life the Government wants to force us to live. I was wrong. Most people have far too readily accepted limits to their lives which the world’s tyrannies would once have hesitated to impose on their citizens. Well, have you had … Continue reading “Can’t We Put These Power-Mad Clowns of the Johnson Junta in a Nice Rest Home?”

China’s Worrisome Edge Toward a ‘Launch-on-Warning’ Nuclear Posture

The Pentagon’s latest annual report on Chinese military power serves a reminder that the world has embarked on a second nuclear age, following the first one that began at Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago. The good news is that arms-control accords slashed the number of weapons built for the Cold War. The bad news is that … Continue reading “China’s Worrisome Edge Toward a ‘Launch-on-Warning’ Nuclear Posture”

Africa’s Catastrophic Lockdowns Have Sentenced to Death Far More People Than COVID Ever Could

As Covid-19 began to sweep across the planet earlier this year, the warnings about the disease’s impact on Africa were terrifying. The World Health Organisation predicted ten million cases within six months, raising the horrifying prospect of fragile health systems becoming overwhelmed with corpses piled up in hospital corridors. Other UN experts said there could be 1.2bn … Continue reading “Africa’s Catastrophic Lockdowns Have Sentenced to Death Far More People Than COVID Ever Could”

Is Mike Pompeo Preparing an October Suprise?

With less than seven weeks left until the U.S. presidential elections, the faction within the Trump administration aligned with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seems to be preparing the ground for an October Surprise — a confrontation with Iran that will be cast as both defensive and lawful. The first direct clash may take place … Continue reading “Is Mike Pompeo Preparing an October Suprise?”

Are Lockdowns an Election-Year Ransom Note?

“We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving to either tier 2 or reopening K-12 schools at least until after the election, in early November.” Those are the words of a west coast health director. No in-person schooling until after the election? Hmmm. Please think about what was said. It reads as kind of a ransom note. Vote … Continue reading “Are Lockdowns an Election-Year Ransom Note?”

The Chinese Navy Tests Commercial Ships as Helicopter Carriers

In a creative—some might say desperate—bid to bolster its amphibious fleet, the U.S. Navy in recent years has been building so-called “expeditionary sea-base ships” that are little more than commercial heavy-load carrier ships with a gray coat of paint and some military radios. Now the Chinese fleet has demonstrated the same creativity—or desperation. A commercial heavy-load carrier … Continue reading “The Chinese Navy Tests Commercial Ships as Helicopter Carriers”

COVID Marshals and the Rise of the Busybody State

The government has announced that a new band of ‘Covid marshals’ will patrol Britain’s streets and ensure that no one is breaking social-distancing rules. They will remind people to keep a two-metre distance, enforce one-way pavements and break up groups of more than six. The Covid marshal is merely the latest incarnation of the yellow-jacketed … Continue reading “COVID Marshals and the Rise of the Busybody State”

Sultan Erdogan Has Ran the Turkish Lira Into the Ground

In recent months, Turks have been buying up gold — their traditional safe haven asset of choice — in even bigger quantities than usual. The average daily volume sold at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest still-operating markets, surged tenfold between the start of the lockdown, in March, and the end of the … Continue reading “Sultan Erdogan Has Ran the Turkish Lira Into the Ground”

Britain’s New Carrier Could Deploy With More US Marine Than British F-35s on Board

The Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier will set out on its first operational mission with more US than British warplanes on board, under plans being examined by defence chiefs. HMS Queen Elizabeth could deploy with as many as 20 US F-35 jets and just 16 UK F-35s under one scenario, defence sources told the Daily … Continue reading “Britain’s New Carrier Could Deploy With More US Marine Than British F-35s on Board”

Biden Forgets to Put on Clothes, Media Praises His Majestic Outfit

Joe Biden was taken out of the cooler in his campaign bus to give a speech at a campaign stop today, but oops! He forgot to put on clothes. No worries for the Biden campaign, though. The media quickly praised his “regal” and “elegant” outfit, calling it “majestic” and “presidential.” “Look at that perfect business … Continue reading “Biden Forgets to Put on Clothes, Media Praises His Majestic Outfit”

NOT SATIRE: German Soccer Team Thrashed 37-0 Because They Were ‘Socially Distancing’ From the Opponent

German lower-league side SG Ripdorf/Molzen II suffered a 37-0 defeat on Sunday after only fielding seven players in a bid to maintain social distancing against their opponents as they feared contracting the coronavirus. SG Ripdorf/Molzen, from the city of Uelzen in the state of Lower Saxony faced their city rivals SV Holdenstedt II in the … Continue reading “NOT SATIRE: German Soccer Team Thrashed 37-0 Because They Were ‘Socially Distancing’ From the Opponent”

Mind Virus Lockdowns Have Accelerated Macro Trends in China’s Favor

China and much of east Asia have had a good crisis, relatively speaking. The recent rally in the renminbi shows currency markets are starting to acknowledge this. But it is just the tip of the iceberg. A shift in the economic balance, away from the west and towards Asia, was well under way before Covid-19. The pandemic … Continue reading “Mind Virus Lockdowns Have Accelerated Macro Trends in China’s Favor”

Hysteria and Shutdowns Caused 50,000 Non-COVID Deaths in the US

Editor’s note: By another calculation the number is not 50,000, but twice that. Researchers are finding growing evidence that the Covid-19 pandemic’s deadly reach [the insane reaction to it] is stretching far beyond people who died from coronavirus infections. From Alzheimer’s disease deaths to fatal heart attacks, federal data show deaths in 2020 have exceeded those … Continue reading “Hysteria and Shutdowns Caused 50,000 Non-COVID Deaths in the US”

Here Is Just How Toxic the A-232 Battle Poison (“Novichok”) Really Is

Imagine an amount of poison the size of an ordinary pea: Now imagine that such a crumb eliminates a person within a few minutes. To be precise, a lethal dose is about 0.1 grams, i.e., a glass of such a substance can send 2000 people to their forefathers! If you think that I am talking … Continue reading “Here Is Just How Toxic the A-232 Battle Poison (“Novichok”) Really Is”

Common Colds ‘May Account for Some Reported COVID-19 Cases’

Editor’s note: Children and staff display symptoms and are then distanced from school and forced into a long isolation but in reality, a chunk of them only has a common cold. Rising cases of the common cold could be giving a false picture of the spread of coronavirus among children. Public Health England’s weekly coronavirus report shows … Continue reading “Common Colds ‘May Account for Some Reported COVID-19 Cases’”

Nurse Blows Whistle on New York ‘Epicenter’ Hospital Killing Huge Numbers of Virus-Free Blacks With Sedatives, Ventilation

Related: Tearful Nurse Blows Whistle on New York Hospitals “Murdering” COVID Patients With “Complete Medical Mismanagement” New York ICU Doctor Warns Overzealous COVID-19 Ventilator Protocols May Be Exploding Patients’ Lungs (VIDEO) There Is Now a Staggering Amount of Evidence That Ventilators Are Killing More COVID Patients Than They Save USA Today Fact Check: It’s True … Continue reading “Nurse Blows Whistle on New York ‘Epicenter’ Hospital Killing Huge Numbers of Virus-Free Blacks With Sedatives, Ventilation”

Conspiracy Theorist Bill Gates Is Undermining Trust in Public Health Officials

The nerve of this computer programmer! Here he is throwing shade on a medical doctor : The billionaire philanthropist [oligarch] and his wife aired their concerns with multiple news outlets, detailing what they see as a series of errors in confronting a virus in the U.S. “You know, this has been a mismanaged situation every … Continue reading “Conspiracy Theorist Bill Gates Is Undermining Trust in Public Health Officials”

Iranian Assassination Claim Likely Aimed at Stoking Tensions

On COI#9, Kyle is solo as the show was struck with tech issues. Kyle covers an allegation published in Politico that Iran was planning to assassinate the US ambassador. The report was quickly debunked by South African intelligence. However, Trump is not opposed to assassinations as he wanted to take out the leader of Syria … Continue reading “Iranian Assassination Claim Likely Aimed at Stoking Tensions”

New Zealand With a Record 12% GDP Drop. Borders to Stay Sealed Until at Least 2022.

New Zealand suffered its worst economic slump since the Great Depression in the second quarter as a strict nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus brought the country to a standstill. Gross domestic product plunged 12.2% from the first quarter, Statistics New Zealand said Thursday in Wellington. That’s the biggest three-month contraction since quarterly records began … Continue reading “New Zealand With a Record 12% GDP Drop. Borders to Stay Sealed Until at Least 2022.”

Yes, 2021 Lockdowns Could Be Worse

I notice lots of folks on social media pining for 2021. Don’t kill the messenger, but 2021 could be much worse than 2020. Coronavirus restrictions could get worse. But how? Covid-19 came close to causing a legitimate crisis only in the New York City area and there only with “help” from Governor Cuomo’s kill people … Continue reading “Yes, 2021 Lockdowns Could Be Worse”

Senate Democrats Roll Out Plan to “Counter China”: Print Up $350 Billion and Dump It on Big Business

Editor’s note: Money printing and debt is what is fueling the trade deficits in the first place, and the growth of government is what drove the manufacturers to Asia. By expanding both the Democrats offer to make the root of the problem worse. Sure $350bn can conjure up a welfare-dependent industry but that is not … Continue reading “Senate Democrats Roll Out Plan to “Counter China”: Print Up $350 Billion and Dump It on Big Business”

2020: The Year Governments Killed Hundreds of Thousands of Their Own People

In the run up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, all you could hear about was how Saddam had “gassed his own people” — a reference to up to 5,000 Iraqi Kurds killed in the 1988 Halabja chemical attack when Saddam was still being propped up by the Empire. I guess that was meant to evoke … Continue reading “2020: The Year Governments Killed Hundreds of Thousands of Their Own People”

Sweden Shows Lockdowns Were Unnecessary. No Wonder Public Health Officials Hate It

“…if Sweden’s strategy was viable, the rest of us ruined ourselves for nothing. That is a disquieting thought, almost an unbearable one. But Sweden forces us to confront it.” “Imagine a world where Stockholm had caved to international pressure and fallen into line with everyone else. In such a world, politicians and public health officials … Continue reading “Sweden Shows Lockdowns Were Unnecessary. No Wonder Public Health Officials Hate It”

Germany Offered the US to Spend $1.2bn on LPG Terminals for Dropping Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

Germany offered to spend up to €1bn to subsidise the construction of two liquid natural gas terminals capable of receiving US gas exports in exchange for Washington dropping its opposition to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The proposal — formulated last month by German finance minister Olaf Scholz in a letter to US Treasury secretary Steven … Continue reading “Germany Offered the US to Spend $1.2bn on LPG Terminals for Dropping Nord Stream 2 Sanctions”

No Decoupling for the EU. China and EU Concluding a Deal to Build MORE Economic Ties

The EU and China intend to reach an accord on a bilateral investment agreement before the end of the year. This is the main result of yesterday’s video conference between the European Union’s leaders and China’s President Xi Jinping. The bilateral negotiations, therefore, have been making significant progress and their conclusion before the end of … Continue reading “No Decoupling for the EU. China and EU Concluding a Deal to Build MORE Economic Ties”

Trump’s Assad Assassination Revelation Undermines His Campaign

I had him all set. Mattis didn’t want to do it,” President Donald Trump told Fox News this week. Back in the day, the president explained, he would have rather “taken him out,” but relented to the warnings of Secretary of Defense James Mattis.   I could “have lived either way with that,” Trump said of Syrian strongman … Continue reading “Trump’s Assad Assassination Revelation Undermines His Campaign”

Russia’s VE Parade This Week Proves Its Draconian, Costly, Repressive Lockdown Was Never Warranted

Related: MAD KING Putin to Hold a Parade 90 Days After Proclaiming Black Death Has Reached Russia Europe’s Freest Nation Holds the Continent’s Only Victory Day Parade (VIDEO) This Wednesday Russia is going to hold the VE Day parade that was supposed to be held on May 9th Victory Day but was pushed back as … Continue reading “Russia’s VE Parade This Week Proves Its Draconian, Costly, Repressive Lockdown Was Never Warranted”

Virtue Signaling Maryland Officials Ignore Brutal Killing by Their Own Cops

Perhaps the most outrageous police killing of the year continues to be almost completely ignored by the American media.  Montgomery County, Maryland politicians and government officials have loudly lamented police killings in Minneapolis and elsewhere while continuing to cover up a no-knock raid that is difficult to distinguish from an extrajudicial killing. Since banning so-called … Continue reading “Virtue Signaling Maryland Officials Ignore Brutal Killing by Their Own Cops”

Oil Is Back at $40, but US Production Is Down 20% From Peak

Oil Is Back to $40 What Does That Signal? After dipping into negative territory crude is back ato $40. What does that mean?Oil analyst Phil Flynn says Oil’s Road Back to $40 Signals Economic and Job Snap Back. The road back to $40-a-barrel oil was fraught with fear and uncertainty, but eclipsing that benchmark indicates the … Continue reading “Oil Is Back at $40, but US Production Is Down 20% From Peak”

I Was a Lockdown Fanatic and Now I Feel Like a Fool

Since the pandemic began, I’ve been described as a so-called “COVID warrior,” which makes some sense. After all, I’ve defended the shutdowns of large gatherings. I’ve insisted that it’s wise to temporarily close churches and postpone funerals and other ceremonies. I’ve argued that extreme caution is necessary—that to do anything else would be to blatantly … Continue reading “I Was a Lockdown Fanatic and Now I Feel Like a Fool”

John Bolton Is Lobbying Hard for Rand Paul to Be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

As John Bolton reportedly writes in his new book, President Donald Trump said he would have made Bolton his secretary of state if it wasn’t for that “son of a b**** Rand Paul” from Kentucky. Bolton, who later became Trump’s national security adviser, recalls the March 2018 conversation in which the president brought up Paul in his new book, “The … Continue reading “John Bolton Is Lobbying Hard for Rand Paul to Be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize”

Boeing Makes Simple Jets for the Military Needlessly Complex so It Can Rip Off the Taxpayer on Maintenence Contracts

When considering Air Force acquisition disasters, most people immediately picture flashy aircraft like the F-35. That’s only natural since a total program price tag of $1.5 trillion will be enough to garner headlines, and since these capital ships of the sky also serve at the pointy tip of the spear they instantly catch the eye of … Continue reading “Boeing Makes Simple Jets for the Military Needlessly Complex so It Can Rip Off the Taxpayer on Maintenence Contracts”

Egypt Warns Turkey Any More Advances Toward Eastern Libya Oil Fields Will Trigger Direct Intervention

The President of Egypt announced that Egypt has legitimate grounds to order the Egyptian army into Libya to fight mercenaries and terrorists. Egypt demands the withdrawal of foreign troops and mercenaries from Libya, as well as the destruction of terrorist groups. If this does not happen, Egypt is ready to ensure its national security by … Continue reading “Egypt Warns Turkey Any More Advances Toward Eastern Libya Oil Fields Will Trigger Direct Intervention”

Asian Century Began in May 2020

Economic historians may date the start of the Asian century to May 2020, when most Asian economies bounced back to full employment while the West languished in coronavirus lockdown. Asia has emerged as an economic zone as closely integrated as the European Union, increasingly insulated from economic shocks from the United States or Europe. Google’s … Continue reading “Asian Century Began in May 2020”

CLEVER: Turkey Bombs Iraq, Syria, Says Targeting Antifa Trainers

Turkey bombed Iraq and Syria, striking a Kurdish militia it has accused of training members of the left-wing, international antifa movement involved in protests across the United States. The Turkish Defense Ministry released footage Friday of an F-16 fighter jet taking off and conducting what it said was an operation in Iraq’s northern Great Zab … Continue reading “CLEVER: Turkey Bombs Iraq, Syria, Says Targeting Antifa Trainers”

Americans in Vietnam — Tax Collectors for the Landlord Class

Another big difference between My Lai and other atrocities is that it was perpetrated on the ground and not from the air.  The testimony at Chapel Hill and at Detroit came largely from conscience-stricken soldiers—mainly enlisted men—who saw their victims, often face to face.  The confession that Hugh Turley overheard at the S & J Tavern in … Continue reading “Americans in Vietnam — Tax Collectors for the Landlord Class”

US Navy Decides Against Reinstating the Crybaby Who Took a $6 Billion Carrier Out of Commission Over a Cold

Editor’s note: The ship has a crew of 5,680. Pretty much everyone was exposed, of whom 1,273 were susceptible and became infected. Of these, the vast majority developed only mild symptoms. 10 were hospitalized and 1 died. One death is a tragedy but you don’t succumb to a hysteria over a coronavirus with a 1 … Continue reading “US Navy Decides Against Reinstating the Crybaby Who Took a $6 Billion Carrier Out of Commission Over a Cold”

China’s Economic Rebound Continues, but Slower Than Expected. Might Hit 2% Growth for 2020

  China’s economy continued its gradual recovery from the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic in May, as major indicators released Monday showed investment, consumption and industrial output all improved from the previous month. But the recovery wasn’t as fast as economists expected, as the surveyed unemployment rate in big cities hit a record high. More … Continue reading “China’s Economic Rebound Continues, but Slower Than Expected. Might Hit 2% Growth for 2020”

Every Brand Under the Sun Supports Black Lives Matter. Why?

It can’t have escaped people’s notice that the Black Lives Matter protests which erupted in the wake of the brutal killing of George Floyd have had the overwhelming backing of the capitalist elites. Social media were awash with black squares as every brand under the sun took part in #BlackOutTuesday in favour of the protests. Apple – … Continue reading “Every Brand Under the Sun Supports Black Lives Matter. Why?”

The Fed’s Casino Is in Flames, but Please Continue Gambling

Those taking seats at the gaming tables in the Federal Reserve’s casino believe that they can’t lose. Or more precisely, any losses they suffer will quickly be made good by the house, i.e. the Fed, which can digitally print as much currency as needed to restore order to the gambling. The punters crowding around the tables have … Continue reading “The Fed’s Casino Is in Flames, but Please Continue Gambling”

It Will Take More Than One B-1 Bomber Run From South Dakota to Faze Russia’s Black Sea Fleet

Related: US Air Force Says Was Practicing a Naval Strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet With Turkey and Ukraine It has become clear that the U.S. Air Force now regards itself as an implement of sea power. Its metamorphosis is a beautiful thing to behold for any Western-leaning nautical enthusiast. In recent years, land-based warbirds … Continue reading “It Will Take More Than One B-1 Bomber Run From South Dakota to Faze Russia’s Black Sea Fleet”

Trump Says Should Have Fired Bolton for Botching NK Talks, but Bolton Had Already Sabotaged Talks Under Bush

Trump now says he was shocked to learn in 2018 — one month after he had already installed Bolton as the National Security Advisor — that the latter still thought the Iraq War had been a good idea all along. He also blames Bolton for setting him back on the North Korea process so much … Continue reading “Trump Says Should Have Fired Bolton for Botching NK Talks, but Bolton Had Already Sabotaged Talks Under Bush”

US Wants to Surround China With Missiles, but Its Asian Clients Don’t Want to Host Them

The governor of a Japanese territory where the Pentagon is thinking about basing missiles capable of threatening China has a message for the United States: Not on my island. “I firmly oppose the idea,” said Gov. Denny Tamaki, the governor of Okinawa, in an email to The Times. Officials in other Asian countries are also … Continue reading “US Wants to Surround China With Missiles, but Its Asian Clients Don’t Want to Host Them”

Economic Ministry Forecasts Russia Won’t Climb Back to Pre-Lockdown Levels Until Late 2022

Russia’s Ministry of Economy has released a fresh forecast for 2019-2022. The ministry said there will be no V-shaped recovery: after a 5% plunge in 2020, real GDP will only recover starting in mid-2022. The Ministry of Economy predicts GDP growth of 2.8% in 2021 and 3% in 2022. The Urals price stays below the … Continue reading “Economic Ministry Forecasts Russia Won’t Climb Back to Pre-Lockdown Levels Until Late 2022”

US Navy Lacks ‘Clear Theory of Victory’ Needed to Build New Fleet

The Navy and the Department of Defense haven’t finished their homework needed to inform how the Navy builds its future fleet, a panel of naval experts told a House panel on Thursday. The debate in Congress and in the Pentagon on naval power has been pegged on the last assessment of the number of hulls … Continue reading “US Navy Lacks ‘Clear Theory of Victory’ Needed to Build New Fleet”