(29.May.2020) Today is Friday and it’s very nice out there.
But today let’s take a quick look at a few recent headlines.
(As usual an *asterix indicates the quote, while an >arrow indicates my comment)
*1. Retail Store Closures Have Huge Impact On Communities.
Retail closures come with a hidden cost to society that the average person fails to internalize…
> But certainly – it’s an ongoing dying process; only hugely aggravated by the two or three months of covid-craze.
The playing field is hardly level, as the physical stores have huge overheads and complicated regulations that the internet-stores elegantly evade to a large degree.
*2. Pending Home Sales Plummet 35% YoY – Biggest Drop Ever As Buyers Forfeit Deposits.
“…this huge drop would indicate buyers forfeiting the deposit and walking away as they think the loss on the purchase would be higher than the deposit itself!!!
> Real-estate deflation is now also beginning to show its ‘ugly face’ here in Denmark. Ofcourse there’s a long way to go to the doomsday scenario I initially outlined on March.19 (link 1).
On the other hand the 8% drop in prices now expected here in Copenhagen probably won’t do by a rather wide margin.
*3. China Proposes A Law Allowing Citizens To Sue US For Starting Coronavirus Pandemic.
“Many believe that U.S. soldiers brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Others believe that the U.S. has hidden key information, which led to the global health crisis. Why can’t Chinese citizens and companies sue the U.S. government?”
> Obviously China have now resolved that after all they don’t want to just be slaves toiling for the US – or perhaps rather the US-IL? It’s not more than roughly one year ago there was cosiness all around the three of them?
So what happened? Hard to tell if you’re not an insider, but you might start by looking here (link 2).
*4. 98.1% Of ‘COVID-19 Deaths’ In Massachusetts Had An Underlying Health Condition.
New data continues to paint the picture that liberal groupthink and media panic about the virus prompted a massive overreaction…
> Sounds good; but you might alternatively try if your eyesight is keen enough to discern a globalist cabal? Not for the short-sighted and the feint-hearted, ofcourse.
*5. Even bank accounts that are left dormant for some period of time – usually a few years – can be confiscated by the government.
* In many jurisdictions, for example, simply having some savings stashed away in a bank account that doesn’t have any other activity can put your funds at risk of being seized.
* This is a practice that literally dates back to the feudal system. And it reinforces a simple truth: you don’t really own anything if the government has the authority to take it.
> Governments just want to take care of their children. Remember “We’re from the Government, and we’re here to help you!”.
*6. EU Extends ‘Harsh’ Sanctions On Syria Amid Pandemic, Citing ‘Chemical Weapons Use’.
Extreme food insecurity, crashing Syrian currency & pandemic fears has made life worse than at height of the war in some places…
> If this is not evil-incarnate – what is?
*7. Von Greyerz: US Gold Confiscation Would Be Folly.
…it is possible that some governments attempt to confiscate gold. But in my view, it is an extremely difficult exercise both legally and logistically… Also, the gold market is today global..
> Personally I think gold confiscation is more likely than not bound to happen most everywhere. Why? Like my old friend Goldschmidt, the tailor, used to say: They can never get enough – I know them!
> Only it would be main-street that have their gold confiscated; certainly not Wall-Street!
> Ofcourse it would eventually make me perhaps feel sorry for my favourite ‘economy-coach’, mr. Peter Schiff. This gentleman, as intelligent as he’s likeable, is a gold investor and appears to generally be a very smart and completely honest man. In short he appears to be a very rare specimen of a super-intelligent and likewise very honest person that you cannot help but enjoy on Youtube (even if most of us certainly won’t agree to many of his plans?).
*8. Departementschef bad Brostrøm om at tilsidesætte faglighed
Det skriver flere medier, der er i besiddelse af mailen, herunder Politiken.
> But it’s more than one month ago that the danish Minister of Health conceded, that the close down of Denmark’s borders was a political decision that had not been recommended by experts at the Directorate of Health.
*9. »Folk skal ikke have udbetalt over 100.000 kroner for så at forsvinde op i den blå luft, uden at vi ved, hvor personen er blevet af,« siger Mattias Tesfaye frustreret.
> That certainly is a pity; because I myself would like to have an extra 100.000 handed out, and I would gladly assure the giver to make the money disappear up in thin air?
*10. Fyrer 210 medarbejdere efter værste uge nogensinde.
Billund Lufthavn nedlægger de mange stillinger efter en rædsels-uge, oplyser administrerende direktør
> I wonder what that means for real-estate prices over there?
*11. Antallet af coronadødsfald i Skåne er 167, og det svarer til 121 døde pr. million indbyggere i regionen. Til sammenligning har Stockholm og omegn 828 døde pr. million indbyggere, mens Danmark har 97 døde pr. million indbyggere
> Interesting puzzle. Are the doctors in rural Skaane (Scania) perhaps more honest than those in the big city? Or is it a larger component of black/brown people with less D-vitamin in Stockholm; or something else entirely?
*12. NSA’s Social Network Mapping is More Vast, Omnipresent, & Horrifying Than Snowden Revealed.
What he found shocked him and, he says, represents an ongoing existential threat to American citizens.
* The main thoroughfare of data collection, Stellarwind, was a domestic surveillance program launched by Vice President Dick Cheney only weeks after 9/11. https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/nsas-social-network-mapping-more-vast-omnipresent-horrifying-snowden-revealed
* He mandated that all operatives and subordinates conceal the program from FISA Court judges and Congress, stamping it with the most covert of government classifications, ECI, “exceptionally controlled information.”
* …identify, track, store, manipulate and update relationships”
to create a global graph, an integrated graphical map, representing the “movements and communications” of virtually everyone on Earth.
* He maintains that only 22 top officials had the authority to order a so-called contact chain. However, the dangers of such power abound.
* Gellman observes that “nearly anyone in the developed world can be linked to at least one fact in a computer database that an adversary could use for blackmail, discrimination, harassment, or financial or identity theft.”
> If Constitution-abiding people were at the wheel, they wouldn’t want all those data on the citizens. Conversely if would-be tyrants are at the rudder, then these wast collections of data certainly represent an ongoing existential threat to all citizens.
I occasionally tease friends by telling them that everything they say in their smartphone is tapped and stored somewhere. Ofcourse they don’t believe me.
But have you ever considered how much computer-power it takes for Google to be able to answer even the most intricate search question at the very moment you lift your finger from the ‘enter’ key?
*13. “Remaining in a state of lockdown is extremely dangerous from the point of view of the vulnerability of the entire population to new pathogens,”
Leading UK Epidemiologist: “Pubs, Nightclubs, Restaurants Could Reopen Without Serious Risk”
> Exactly. You have to constantly update your antivirus program!
*14. MRNA Moderna using unethical and untested animal and human genes in vaccine – social media bans info.
Any information that doesn’t follow the Gates narrative is being banned from social media.
> The vaccine horror-story. This is just a tidbit, I’ill be back with more info soon. Keep posted. Just this: What some of the more shady big players want to put into these ‘vaccines’ is pure evil! (link 3)
*15. Pentagon Releases Photos Of Russian Jets In Libya, Slams ‘Syria-Style’ Interference.
“Russia is clearly trying to tip the scales in its favor in Libya. Just like I saw them doing in Syria…” — US AFRICOM Commander
> The the two-faced hypocrisy is so thick you can literally cut it like an appale-pie – ain’t it?