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  • Is The Yellen Fed Planning To Sabotage Trump’s Presidency?

    Authored by Stefan Gleason via Money Metals Exchange,
    The Federal Reserve can make or break a president.
    Monetary policy influences all financial markets as well as the cycles in the economy. No president wants to have to run for re-election when the stock market and economy are turning down.
    Recall that President George H. W. Bush was sitting on sky-high job approval numbers in 1991 and was expected to coast to victory in his 1992 re-election bid. But then the economy swooned toward recession, giving Bill Clinton the opening he needed.
    Bush later blamed Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan for his defeat. Greenspan had held interest rates too high for too long, Bush complained.
    On the campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump complained that Fed chair Janet Yellen was trying to help Hillary Clinton by keeping rates near zero and pumping up the stock market with liquidity.
    ‘They’re keeping the rates artificially low so that Obama can go out and play golf in January and say that he did a good job… It’s a very false economy,’ Trump told reporters in September 2016. Later that month in the second presidential debate, he declared, ‘We are in a big, fat, ugly bubble. . . The only thing that looks good is the stock market. But if you raise interest rates even a little bit, that’s going to come crashing down.’

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 12, 2017.


  • California Voter Fraud – 11 Countries Posted Votes in Excess of their Population

    Judicial Watch has filed a letter of intent that reflects a very serious problem in California voting. Eleven California posted more votes for Hillary than the population. We are looking at massive voter fraud in California that could serious rock the nation when we consider that if we eliminate California, Trump won the majority of the vote everywhere else. This is not about supporting Trump. That is long since done. This is about going forward. Can any election be trusted any more?

    This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Aug 8, 2017.


  • Only 37% Believe the Democrats Stand for Something – The Disintegration of Politics

    The Democrats are realizing that recent polls show that only 37% of people believe that the Democratic Party stands for something while the rest think they just oppose Trump. The Washington Post carried the comments of Chuck Schumer who effectively blasted Hillary for blaming everyone from Comey to Russians sending the country ever closer to not merely a paralyzing system, but increasing the risk of war.

    This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Jul 31, 2017.


  • The Value of Everything

    This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Kunstler. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission.
    We are looking more and more like France on the eve of its revolution in 1789. Our classes are distributed differently, but the inequity is just as sharp. America’s ‘aristocracy,’ once based strictly on bank accounts, acts increasingly hereditary as the vapid offspring and relations of ‘stars’ (in politics, showbiz, business, and the arts) assert their prerogatives to fame, power, and riches – think the voters didn’t grok the sinister import of Hillary’s ‘it’s my turn’ message?
    What’s especially striking in similarity to the court of the Bourbons is the utter cluelessness of America’s entitled power elite to the agony of the moiling masses below them and mainly away from the coastal cities. Just about everything meaningful has been taken away from them, even though many of the material trappings of existence remain: a roof, stuff that resembles food, cars, and screens of various sizes.
    But the places they are supposed to call home are either wrecked – the original small towns and cities of America – or replaced by new ‘developments’ so devoid of artistry, history, thought, care, and charm that they don’t add up to communities, and are so obviously unworthy of affection, that the very idea of ‘home’ becomes a cruel joke.

    This post was published at Wall Street Examiner on July 24, 2017.


  • Technical Scoop – Weekend Update July 16

    The stock market yawned, and then moved to new highs! We know that is probably not what most people would have expected from the latest revelations of the ongoing saga of President Trump and his family. But that is exactly what happened as the Dow Jones Industrials (DJI) moved to new all-time highs. The revelation was the botched attempt by Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump to get dirt on Hillary Clinton by meeting up with a woman described as ‘the Russian government attorney.’
    The meeting was apparently attended by Donald Trump Jr., the President’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, the former campaign advisor Paul Manafort who himself has been revealed as having deep financial ties to Russian interests, the Russian government lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, and most recently reported, a Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin. The meeting is being viewed by some as the most tangible evidence of a connection between the Trump campaign and Russia, a connection that had been denied previously by both the President and Donald Trump Jr. The investigation is the subject of an investigation by a federal special counsel.
    The President praised his son’s transparency for revealing the emails that said, ‘I love it’ to what he had been told was an attempt by the Russian government to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential election campaign. What all of this does, however, is give fuel to a fire that has been burning since Donald Trump officially became President in January 2017. The DJI is up 8.8% since the inauguration. Gold is up roughly 2%, but the US$ Index has fallen 5.4%.

    This post was published at GoldSeek on 16 July 2017.


  • How Hermitage Capital, Ziff Brothers And The Clinton Global Initiative Prompted The Trump Jr. Meeting

    When Trump Jr. took his now-infamous meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya he was promised “official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.” That said, Trump Jr. has since described Veselnitskaya’s ‘damaging information’ as nothing more than “inane nonsense.”
    So what “information” was Veselnitskaya peddling that could be used as a political weapon in the 2016 presidential election?
    According to a note from Bloomberg this morning, the answer to that question is a very sordid tale that involves Hermitage Capital, Ziff Brothers Investments, The Clinton Global Initiative, a decade-old story on an international tax evasion scandal and a new film Veselnitskaya had been eagerly promoting called ‘The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes’…all of which probably helps explain why a British publicist was involved in setting up the original meeting, why Trump Jr. was confused by Veselnitskaya’s “inane nonsense” and why Jared Kushner decided to leave the meeting after 5-10 minutes.
    Where do we start? Veselnitskaya’s story focuses on William Browder, a fund manager at Hermitage Capital, and his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
    On a side note, if that Magnitsky name sounds familiar it’s because he’s the person behind the “Magnitsky Act” which resulted in a U. S. law that branded 18 Russians as human-rights abusers. Magnitsky died in a Moscow prison after uncovering what he said was a tax fraud that diverted $230 million from Russian taxpayers into the pockets of a handful of civil servants. The 2012 law angered the Kremlin, which then prohibited most adoptions from Russia to the U. S., chilling relations between Washington and Moscow.

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 12, 2017.


  • The Fed’s Third Mandate Is Official

    There has been a whole lot of ink spilled on the reason for the Fed’s recent break from data dependence. Many pundits believe the Federal Reserve’s hawkish guidance, even in the face of low inflation readings, is a partisan attempt by Yellen & Co. to derail the weak recovery. I don’t buy that argument. To think the FOMC board would leave rates easy for Obama or Hillary, but raise them for Trump is just foolish. The Fed might be incompetent, but they aren’t so blatantly biased.
    I have speculated the Federal Reserve’s deviance from data dependence can better be explained by the adoption of a third mandate – financial conditions (Rejoining the Dark Side), but my theory involved a fair amount of reading in between the lines. Until now…
    This morning, at a speech at the BIS Annual General Meeting, Bill Dudley came right out and stated unequivocally that the Federal Reserve was targeting financial conditions.

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 26, 2017.


  • Assange Outlines The Six Reasons “Why The Democratic Party Is Doomed”

    Julian Assange, a man who has certainly taken his fair share of the blame for Hillary’s loss last November, has just taken to Twitter to list out the 6 reasons why the “the Democratic party is doomed.”
    Why the Democratic party is doomed: 1. The Democratic establishment has vortexed the party's narrative (cont) — Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) June 25, 2017

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 25, 2017.


  • Democrats, Stop With The Poll Rigging…It’s Getting Embarrassing

    Last fall, in the months/weeks leading up to the presidential election, we spent a fair amount time talking about how Democratic pollsters were setting themselves up for a massive embarrassment on election day with their obviously rigged polling data that consistently suggested Hillary had a commanding lead. In fact, just weeks before the election, the Washington Post published a poll showing that Hillary was well on her way to a ‘blowout’ 12-point victory (we wrote about it here: This Is How WaPo’s Latest Poll Gave Hillary A 12 Point Advantage Over Trump). Needless to say, that never happened and those pollsters suffered the humiliating consequences of their biased ‘math.’
    Unfortunately, as last night’s special election in Georgia makes all too clear, no one on the left seems to have learned any lessons from their presidential poll rigging debacle last November.
    In fact, one prominent pollster even declared just 6 days before the election that if Ossoff failed to win it would mean that “MATH IS DEAD AND DATA IS BROKEN.”
    It means there's a 70% chance Ossoff wins and a 30% chance that MATH IS DEAD AND DATA IS BROKEN.
    — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 14, 2017

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 21, 2017.


  • The Russians Do It Again: Democrats Get Crushed In Georgia Election Despite 7x Spending Advantage

    Summary:
    After months of Democrats boasting that Georgia’s special election in the 6th district would be a startling referendum on Trump’s agenda, they just got served up another stunning defeat, as most networks have now called the race for Republican Karen Handel. In fact, rather than losing ground since Trump moved into the White House, Republicans actually performed better.
    Of course, making Handel’s win even sweeter for Republicans is the fact that Democrats outspent them by a margin of 7-to-1, with Ossoff dropping a staggering ~$22 million versus only $3 million for Handel….which is kind of reminiscent of how things played our for Hillary…oops.

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 20, 2017.


  • Georgia Special Election – Handel Jumps To 5.2 Point Lead With 66% Of Votes Counted

    Update 8 (9:40 EST):
    Handel has now pulled away to a 5.2% lead with roughly 66% of the vote counted.
    Seems that, just like with Hillary, outspending your opponent by 7-to-1 doesn’t really help that much…oops.
    Meanwhile, the Georgia puppetmaster is calmly enjoying the rewards of his latest hacking conquest.

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 20, 2017.


  • CREEPY JOHN PODESTA IS CONVERTING $40 BILLION IN CLINTON FOUNDATION ASSETS

    The overly creepy chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, John Podesta, is trying to quickly convert $40 billion of her money into gold, diamonds, and artwork. Not long after the New York Times accidentally exposed Hillary’s connections to Russia, James Comey was fired. But now with the possibility of a new FBI director, the eerie Podesta begins conversions of the Clinton Foundation’s assets.
    Spirit cooking freak, John Podesta, is one of the most disturbing humans on earth and he is now helping Hillary Clinton convert her assets so they cannot be seized. It could be speculation of course, but not even a month ago, the New York Times detailed their ties with Russia and even went so far as to blame Putin for Hillary’s loss. Perhaps this all ties together.
    In March, Mr. Putin’s spokesman said that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak met with members of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign several times while she was running for president in 2016. Further, the campaign never disclosed the number or nature of these secret meetings. Mrs. Clinton and her associates can cry themselves hoarse that there is neither smoke nor fire here, and that Putin was behind her election loss. But all in all, the known facts suggest an unusually extensive network of relationships with a major foreign power. Anyone who cares about the credibility of the American electoral process should want a thorough investigation. -Investors.com

    This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JUNE 5, 2017.


  • Biden Bashes “Distracted” Democrats For Ignoring Working-Class Concerns

    After declaring to a bunch of SALT Conference attendees last month that Hillary ‘was never a great candidate,’ former Vice President Joe Biden criticized the Democratic Party’s campaign strategy for winning over working class voters, saying that too many were distracted by the Trump campaign’s negativity, the Hill reported.

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 29, 2017.


  • Trump the Perfect Scapegoat for When the Fed Bubbles Pop

    In his most recent Gold Videocast, Peter Schiff pointed out that Pres. Trump inherited an economic mess from Barack Obama. Even if he can manage to get his policies implemented in the midst of the political circus going on in D. C., it isn’t going to be enough to stop the downward economic spiral.
    Yes, having Donald Trump president is better than having Hillary Clinton as president. But he is not a get out of jail free card for the economy… The problem is the damage is going to hit on Donald Trump’s watch. Barack Obama got out of Dodge just in time.’
    Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com agrees that the economy is due to take a plunge. He takes things a step further, asserting that Trump is just the scapegoat the central bankers have been waiting for. Now they can nudge up interest rates and blame the chaos caused by popping bubbles on the president specifically and Republican policies in general.

    This post was published at Schiffgold on MAY 25, 2017.


  • 48% Of Americans Want To Impeach Trump

    Update: We can only imagine what the poll says after tonight’s debacle from The New York Times.
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    According to a new survey by the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP), 48% of Americans want Trump impeached. Of course, while it makes for a provocative headline, the poll does little more than prove that (i) pollsters are still using generous Democrat “oversamples” and (ii) Trump’s favorability is heavily dependent on ones party affiliation with 81% of Hillary voters supporting impeachment and 83% of Trump voters opposing it.

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 16, 2017.


  • Macron’s “Victory For The World” Sparks $300 Million Panic-Dump In Gold Futures

    Two words – “priced in.”
    Despite what Hillary Clinton proclaimed “a victory for the world”…
    Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world.
    Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can’t talk about that)
    – Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 7, 2017
    Macron’s win in the French presidential election has left capital markets with a whole lot of nothing…
    EURUSD managed to run a few stops above 1.10 but went nowhere…

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 7, 2017.


  • The Real Reasons Why Trump Has Flipped On His Campaign Promises

    Back in December of 2016 I wrote an article titled ‘Trump Is Exactly Where The Elites Want Him’, which I think was very difficult for a large part of the liberty movement to read and accept. In that article I outlined the future of the Trump presidency; a future dominated by Washington insiders, Goldman Sachs internationalists and Neo-Con warmongers. Trump, at the very onset of his administration, broke one of his most important campaign promises – to ‘drain the swamp.’ Instead, he filled his cabinet with all of the same swamp creatures he originally attacked; the same swamp creatures Hillary Clinton was notorious for serving.
    I also warned in numerous articles that because of this initial broken promise, conservatives should not expect that Trump would fulfill most if any of his original plans. In the BEST CASE SCENARIO, Trump is surrounded by enemies dictating policy from every corner and corridor of the White House.
    This article, of course, triggered quite a bit of wrath from hardcore Trump supporters. And, of course, time has so far proven I was right yet again.

    This post was published at Alt-Market on Thursday, 04 May 2017.


  • If US Election Were Held today – Trump Would Get More Votes Polls Show

    The latest polls show that most people who voted for Trump are satisfied. When the same questions have been asking about Hillary, the opposite response appears. The polls are actually showing that Trump would win a greater margin today than last year. This is interesting for it is confirming the collapse in government with Big Bang that began on October 1st, 2015.

    This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Apr 25, 2017.


  • Week in Review: April 15, 2017

    During the campaign, candidate Trump constantly railed against Janet Yellen and her Federal Reserve. The Fed was keeping interest rates low because they were “more political than Hillary Clinton,” Trump repeated while stumping for votes.

    This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on April 15, 2017.