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Judge in Derek Chauvin Case Calls Maxine Waters’s Comments ‘Disrespectful to the Rule of Law … Abhorrent’

by Joel B. Pollak

Judge Peter Cahill blasted Rep.Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Monday for her remarks Saturday that there should be unrest if the jury fails to convict Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Cahill was responding to a motion by Chauvin’s defense lawyer, Eric Nelson, to declare a mistrial after closing arguments because of Waters’s comments. He denied the motion, but agreed that Waters’s remarks were so egregious that they created grounds for possible appeal if Chauvin is convicted of murder or manslaughter.

“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” he said, later adding:

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In America Faux Reality Can Be More Convincing Than Facts

by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

I was hopeful that Russian-based news sources such as RT and Sputnik would do a better job than the American presstitutes. To an extent, RT and Sputnik do a better job than the New York Times and CNN. RT and Sputnik report news that otherwise doesn’t see the light of day. But RT and Sputnik are often victims of fake news and become part of the problem by perpetuating lies.

For example, in a Sputnik article of April 19, Oleg Burunov reports incorrectly that Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd for more than eight minutes, “resulting in the man’s death.” Because of the prospective, it looked as if Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck in the cell phone video taken by the 17 year old black woman, but at the trial the close up police videos showed that Chauvin’s knee was on Floyd’s shoulder blade. As Burunov’s article was written after the facts had been established in court, my conclusion is that Burunov and Sputnik have left Sputnik’s audience mired in false news.

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YouTube Gives Itself “Free Expression” Award Then Brags About Censoring Dissent

by Mac Slavo

YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki won the Freedom Forum Institute’s “Free Expression Award” on Friday in a ceremony sponsored by her own company. So basically, YouTube awarded themselves a “free expression” award then their CEO bragged about how much they censor people on the platform.

You couldn’t make this up if you tried. We live in crazy times.

In the digital awards ceremony, YouTube video creator Molly Burke praised Wojcicki as a “free speech leader” before the YouTube CEO detailed in her acceptance speech how much the platform censors its users, according to a report by RT.

“The freedoms we have, we really can’t take for granted,” Wojcicki declared, adding that “we also need to make sure there are limits.” Literally, right after giving herself an award for being a free speech activist, she admits that she’s not a free speech activist and censors people, putting a limit on free speech.

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Self-Driving Psychos with John Rubino

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

John Rubino returns… Coinbase goes public and announces that its insiders are dumping most of their stock. Bitcoin tanks while dogecoin goes soars. One guy claims to have turned a stimmy check into a million dollars in dogecoin. In San Francisco, twice as many people died of drug overdoses as from covid. Michigan mandates that 2-year-olds be masked. Western states on the verge of their first-ever water shortage declaration, impairing hydropower. China expands its gold import quotas, prepping for a gold-backed digital yuan? Tesla passengers killed because no one was in driver’s seat. Self-driving cars are a long way off. But stupid people are definitely here. Two killed while not driving a Tesla. Self-driving is quite there yet. Also, Quantum computers, have you ever noticed that they are made of a particular shiny yellow metal? For shadowing maybe?

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Better to Be a Live Coward Than a Dead Hero with Chris Vermeulen

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

For Gold&Silver Miners, Chris Vermeulen wants to see gold rise to 1870 and then break the 1960 level. That will be the sign that the new gold bull market has begun. Right now the miners are outperforming the medal and the market in general. Chris isn’t trying to pick a bottom. The break-out will be a lot like July 2020. Then we’ll see an intense 1 to 2 month rally. China buying hasn’t taken off as best we can tell, despite the news to the contrary. Additionally, the general public is nowhere near wanting to buy metals yet. Largely due to no fear coming from the stock market. We could be years away from that, it’s a long journey to the upside. Copper has blasted to the upside. $4.50 is the next resistance point after which we could see it go much higher. Lumber has had a massive rally. It’s a feeding frenzy in the real estate market. No one cares about the price and everyone is fighting over it. But for how long? What will stop the housing market? As Chris describes it, there’s a huge lag in this market. There’s not going to much affect for 3-5 years. Increasing rates will put some pressure on the market. Bitcoin down 16% in the last 3-4 trading days. Over the past couple of years, the last 4 pullbacks have all been double digits, but they’re getting smaller and tighter. What sectors of the market are doing what? Stock market is getting a little over done on the S&P 500, starting see defensive plays outperform. Ripe for pullback.

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More Bad News to Follow with Nick Santiago (Ep #248)

from Daily Market Wisdom with Nick Santiago

For more than 20 years, Master Trader Nick Santiago has been beating the markets. He’s made some incredible calls along the way and now he’s looking to spread the word. There’s no reason that the average trader should be coming up short. So now we’ve started a daily show to bring you up to date on the latest market developments. Nick will be sharing trades and concepts and discussing current trends.

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YouTube Censors Panel of Medical Experts Over Covid-19 “Misinformation”

by Simon Black
Sovereign Man

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.

YouTube censors panel of medical experts over Covid-19 “misinformation”

The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis recently held a panel discussion to discuss recent research findings related to Covid-19.

The expert panel included four professors of medicine from Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford Universities, who are all PhDs and experts in a field of disease research. And that just scratches the surface of their credentials relevant to being considered Covid-19 experts.

The panel spoke against forcing children and vaccinated people to wear masks, and said there was no proof that lockdowns reduced the spread or death rates of Covid-19. They cited specific, peer reviewed scholarly research on which they based their opinions.

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If Lockdowns Are Needed, Why Did More People Die in States That Locked Down Than Those That Didn’t?

from Zero Hedge

Authored by Will Jones,

One of the great things about America is that it has 50 states that can set their own policy across a broad range of areas, including on public health and lockdowns. This has allowed some to resist the stampede to impose swingeing restrictions on normal life in the hope of limiting transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and this provides us with a valuable control group in the great lockdown experiment that can give us an idea what might have happened if we hadn’t made some intervention or other.

During the autumn and winter a new surge in Covid infections prompted most US states, like most Western countries, to reimpose restrictions. But a few resisted. Eleven states did not impose a stay-at-home order and left people at liberty to leave their homes whenever they wished. Of these, four – Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and South Dakota – did not impose any restrictions at all and treated it pretty much like any other winter.

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Wall Street’s Mega Bank CEOs to Be Hauled Before Congress in May; Nobody Will Say Why

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade

We’ve been closely monitoring the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees for the past 15 years. We can think of no other time when the Committees issued a joint statement to announce they were hauling the most powerful men on Wall Street to testify, without offering a scintilla of information on the topic of the hearing.

The press statement simply indicated that the Senate Banking Committee would hold its hearing on Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. and the House Financial Services Committee would hold its hearing the following day on Thursday, May 27 at 12 noon.

The announcement indicated that the following CEOs are scheduled to testify: Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase; David Solomon of Goldman Sachs; Jane Fraser of Citigroup; James Gorman of Morgan Stanley; Brian Moynihan of Bank of America; and Charles Scharf of Wells Fargo.

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To Michigan Residents: You Bought the Ticket, Enjoy the Ride

by Karl Denninger

Just cut the bull**** ok?

Masks do not work.

“Social distancing” does not work because the places where the virus spreads are not where you can employ it.

These are facts. Even the CDC admits it. The largest single source of Covid-19 infection is from symptomatic persons in households. The secondary attack rate is only 0.7%, that is, 7 in 1,000, among asymptomatic people, whether pre-symptomatic or truly asymptomatic. But among symptomatic people it is about 18%, or very close to 1 in 5.

If only 7 in 1,000 asymptomatic cases result in spread in a household where people are in the same confined space with the same breathing air for hours at a time then incidental exposure to asymptomatic people in a business has to result in much lower transmission.

In other words masking asymptomatic people in public is stupid and does nothing because those who don’t spread the disease unmasked in a house certainly won’t do so unmasked in a business or otherwise in public.

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Stock Market Leverage in La-La Land, Rises to Historic WTF High

by Wolf Richter
Wolf Street

Archegos shows how leverage is the great accelerator of stock prices on the way up, and on the way down. One of its bets, ViacomCBS, after skyrocketing, collapsed by 60%.

Vast, unreported, and at the time unknown amounts of leverage blew up Archegos Capital Management, dishing out enormous losses to its investors, the banks that brokered the swaps, and holders of the targeted stocks. The amount of leverage became known only after it blew up as banks started picking through the debris. ViacomCBS [VIAC] was one of the handful of stocks on which Archegos placed huge and highly leveraged bets, thereby pushing the shares into the stratosphere until March 22, after which they collapsed by 60%.

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Team Blue Should End Its Unhealthy Obsession with Covid-19 Panic Porn

Plus: Facebook bans a New York Post story, Derek Chauvin’s trial moves to closing arguments, and more…

by Robby Soave

A month and a half ago, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) lifted all statewide COVID-19 restrictions, prompting widespread panic from many Democrats—including President Joe Biden—as well as unofficial members of Team Blue within the mainstream media and public health establishment. Liberals confidently predicted that the masks were coming off way too soon, and COVID-19 would swiftly make a comeback in the Lone Star State.

Well, nope: COVID-19 deaths and cases continue to fall in Texas, even without a mask mandate or capacity restrictions on businesses. The same is broadly true of Florida, which relaxed its restrictions all the way back in September and has managed to weather the pandemic more successfully than super locked down states like New York and California.

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Signs That 2021 Rioters Will Be Attacking and Burning Wealthy Neighborhoods

by Thomas Lifson
American Thinker

Rioting is a frequent phenomenon, complete with a professional traveling cadre that moves into a city when a spark ignites anger — as most recently happened in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Take a look at the people arrested in Brooklyn Center:

Mugshots of #Antifa/#BLM #rioters in #BrooklynCenter (#Minneapolis) #Minnesota from 4/12 to 4/16

Overwhelming majority arrested for riot, some arrested for unlawful assembly and violating emergency orders pic.twitter.com/StjLCAFJbW

— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) April 17, 2021

With so many people and resources being expended, a bit of strategic thinking is being brought into play. Poor Blacks burning their own neighborhoods hurts the (nonprofessional) rioters and their families and is a burden that does not affect most people. It also doesn’t win a lot of friends among the supposedly oppressed people the itinerant professional rioters seek to lead.

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Globalists Will Need Another Crisis in America as Their Reset Agenda Fails

by Brandon Smith
Alt Market

It might sound like “US exceptionalism” to point this out (…and how very dare I), but even if the globalist Reset is successful in every other nation on Earth, the globalists are still failures if they can’t secure and subjugate the American people. As I’ve noted many times in the past, most of the world has been sufficiently disarmed, and even though we are seeing resistance in multiple European nations against forced vaccination legislation and medical tyranny, it is unlikely that they will have the ability to actually repel a full on march into totalitarianism. Most of Asia, India and Australia are already well under control. Africa is almost an afterthought , considering Africa is where many suspect vaccines are tested.

America represents the only significant obstacle to the agenda.

Conservative Americans in particular have been a thorn in the side of the globalists for generations, and it really comes down to a simple matter of mutual exclusion: You cannot have an openly globalist society and conservative ideals at the same time in the same place. It is impossible.

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Australia: Minister Refuses to Rule Out Electronic Ankle Bracelets to Enforce Home Quarantine

Even the fully vaccinated could be treated like criminals.

by Paul Joseph Watson
Info Wars

A senior government minister refused to rule out Australians being forced to wear electronic ankle bracelets, even if they are fully vaccinated, to make sure they are complying with home quarantine orders.

The astounding suggestion was made by journalist David Speers during an interview with Employment Minister Stuart Robert about how authorities would ensure returning travelers stayed at home.

“What sort of ideas would there be for this? Regular visits, inspections to make sure they’re home, ankle bracelets, some sort of monitoring, how do you do it?” Speers asked.

“Mr Robert did not rule out those prospects,” reports NCA NewsWire.

“All of that will need to be worked through before a policy prescription goes live,” said Robert.

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A Simple Explanation for Bitcoin’s Plunge

by Rick Ackerman

Bitcoin mania hit an air pocket on Sunday with a so-far $11,500 plunge from last week’s record-high $64,858. Groping for an explanation, Bloomberg and other mainstream sources attributed the drop to speculation that the U.S. Treasury might crack down on digital-money laundering. Yeah, sure. This tired story has been marking time for a decade, ever since the days when only a few hardcore gamers knew about blockchain money. Now it is being reheated and served up as a convenient explanation for bitcoin’s nuttiness, much as stories about “tariff fears” and “vaccine hopes”‘ were trotted out each and every time mass psychosis seized traders.

Crypto fans had better get used to the crackdown story. Recall that it took almost two years for the news media’s tariff-war allegory to die a natural death. This occurred when the “war” itself became too convoluted for the supposed experts to explain. Eventually, and mercifully, they came to realize that they were only embarrassing themselves when they tried. Now financial writers have trained their wellspring of ignorance on the latest tabloid story involving markets — the epic mania in cryptocurrency.

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Corruption of Its Leaders and the Insouciance of Its People

by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The United States military was sent into Afghanistan two decades ago on the basis of a lie. The warmonger neoconservative George W. Bush regime lied to the American people, to US soldiers, and to the world that Osama bin Laden was responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, that bin Laden was hiding in Afghanistan, that the Afghans would not turn him over to stand trial, and that the US military was going in to get him.

After 20 years of bombing weddings, funerals, kid’s soccer games, medical centers, farmers, schools, and murdering large numbers of Afghan women and children, President Trump said enough and announced he was bringing US soldiers home. All it took to block the president of the United States was one corrupt, scheming, neoconservative, who made up a story that Russia was paying Afghans to kill American soldiers. The neocon handed the lie to an obliging New York Times which never saw a lie unworthy to run with, and that was the end of the withdrawal.

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Digital Cash Envelopes for All with Shane Walker

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Shane Walker is Co-founder, Executive Vice President, and Chief Marketing Officer of Qube Money. He grew up on a farm in Weiser, Idaho, and is the 9th of 12 children. His dad was a teacher, and his mom ran their large household. Money was scarce. The only time the family went out to eat was to get a free hamburger and cutie ice cream cone at McDonald’s during report card time. Imagine a family of 14 bringing in 10 report cards for free hamburgers at McDonald’s… Shane began working at age 8, hoeing beets and changing sprinklers to help support the family. He remembers his dad making work fun by taking a dip in the river mid-afternoon. While they worked, his dad would often say, “Isn’t this fun?” Shane has learned to enjoy working and to do his very, very best in everything he does.

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Military Bases Housing Migrant Children Plagued by Serial Sexual Abuse Claims

The Biden administration is now housing unaccompanied migrant children on military bases in Texas and California. Some of these bases have been plagued for years by record sexual abuse claims, one with the highest in the nation. All of them suffer from dangerous environmental contamination.

by Whitney Webb
Unlimited Hangout

Over the first few months of 2021, the migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border has exploded. Due to the policies of the Obama, Trump and now Biden administrations, many of those migrants, particularly unaccompanied minors, remain housed in increasingly controversial “overflow facilities.”

Despite promises to reverse the policy, the Biden administration instead has taken the unprecedented step of now housing thousands of these unaccompanied minors on US military bases, a jolting move that hardly generated any attention from either the mainstream or independent media. This is true even for left-leaning outlets that spent much of the Trump era railing against and calling for the closure of these detention facilities as well as the increasing militarization of the US-Mexico border. The only exceptions have been those few outlets that covered the dangerous environmental contamination present at some of the bases now involved.

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“Stunning Divergence”: Latest Bank Data Reveals Something is Terminally Broken in the Financial System

from Zero Hedge

There was a remarkable disclosure in the latest JPMorgan earnings report: the largest US bank – an entity that historically has best been known for making loans to the broader population – reported that in Q1 its total deposits rose by a whopping 24% Y/Y and up 6% from Q4, to $2.278 trillion, while the total amount of loans issued by the bank was virtually flat sequentially at $1.011 trillion, and down 4% from a year ago.

In other words, for the first time in its history, JPM had 100% more deposits than loans, or inversely, the ratio of loans to deposits dropped below 50% for the third quarter in a row after plunging in the aftermath of the covid pandemic:

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Yet Another Ridiculous Stock Market Bubble, in Three Charts

by John Rubino
Dollar Collapse

The Fiat Currency Age is nothing if not repetitious.

There are dozens of charts that illustrate how closely today’s financial bubble resembles its predecessors. But simple is better when expressing a hard truth, so let’s go with that old standby, margin debt. This is debt created when over-stimulated investors borrow against their stocks to buy more stocks. At its high extremes, the result is always the same: A price decline that forces overleveraged investors to liquidate at any price, turning correction into bloodbath. Note that the steeper the rise in margin debt, the more severe the resulting plunge in share prices.

[…] The next chart illustrates more clearly the “steep” thing. The current spike is one for the record books.

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