France MASSIVE general strikes December 5, will it resemble the Purge? December 2, 2019 09:46 Posted in: Economy, News, Politics - The Local FR - Major disruption that could last until the New Year - that's the view of one French political analyst on what will happen once "unlimited" strikes begin in France on December 5th, 2019. In the picturesque country of France, a country of fine wine and exquisite cuisine, the quaint cobblestone streets of many of its cities may turn into a horror scene of social unrest we haven't seen since the Yellow Vest protest started in 2018. It… Continue Reading
UK debate 2019.19 UK election debates stirs the pot, but tastes the same – and Brexit? November 23, 2019 11:56 Posted in: News, Politics - The UK is inching ever closer to the Thursday, December 12 general election (650 members) - where we hope we can get a UK Parliament elected that can finally deliver on the Brexit issue. Brexit was hot on the agenda as Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson locked horns with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on TV this weekend debate. The Labour leader dismissed the Prime Minister's pledge to "get Brexit done" by the end of January as "nonsense" while Johnson suggested… Continue Reading
Iran Protests Will Iranian protests lead to a new free secular Iran? November 21, 2019 01:33 Posted in: News, Politics - AP - Days of Iranian protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across Iran, Amnesty International reported, adding that the real figure may be much higher. Iran’s government has not released a toll of those arrested, injured, or killed in the protests that have occurred and spread quickly across at least 100 cities and towns. But it disputed Amnesty’s report through its mission to the United Nations, calling it "baseless allegations and… Continue Reading
Bloomberg Bloomberg is in the 2020 presidential race, or is he? November 10, 2019 17:36 Posted in: News, Politics - Bloomberg announced last March 2019 that he would not run for president, but now he has filed paperwork to become a candidate in the Democratic primary in Alabama - on the last possible day. This move doesn’t mean Bloomberg is definitely running. He says he is keeping his options open, although Bloomberg advisers told The New York Times that he would decide for sure whether to run within a matter of days, not weeks. News Forecasters has said previously not… Continue Reading
Trump Economy Trump Economy charge stocks to new highs, what next? November 9, 2019 07:09 Posted in: Economy, News - The media world continues to struggle with the Trump economy - and yes, we can now say it is a Trump economy that are fully into the Trump era. President Trump often says the US economy is on a historic high, perhaps the greatest it's ever been - stock markets seem to hit new highs every month. However, many media outlets continue to downplay the success. One quote admits from the BBC, "It's true the economy has been doing well… Continue Reading
Climate Emergency 11,000 scientists declare climate emergency, want population control November 7, 2019 04:33 Posted in: News, Science & Technology - The world’s people face "untold suffering due to the climate crisis" unless there are major transformations to global society, according to a stark warning from more than 11,000 scientists. The statement is published in the journal BioScience on the 40th anniversary of the first world climate conference, which was held in Geneva in 1979. The statement was a collaboration of dozens of scientists and endorsed by further 11,000 from 153 nations. The scientists say the urgent changes needed include ending population… Continue Reading
California Fires California wildfires, testing human conditioning? November 4, 2019 04:23 Posted in: Culture, News - California is burning - literally. By now, you have heard about the devastating wildfires in California. In the past two years, California has experienced the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history. The fire season across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year, exacerbated by drought and deadly winds. Though a natural part of the state's landscape, the veracity of the wildfires has caught many by surprise. The blame game has changed from specific incidents to… Continue Reading
Jack Twitter Twitter blocks political ads, free speech under attack? November 1, 2019 08:30 Posted in: Culture, News, Politics - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a series of tweets that the tech giant would no longer accept political or advocacy advertising of any kind on its platform. The policy will be published by Twitter on November 15. The policy will go into effect on November 22. Many took to Twitter to cheer Jack's decision to take money out of politics. The Trump campaign says that the Twitter ad-block is yet another way big tech is trying to "silence conservatives."… Continue Reading
Baghdadi Is al-Baghdadi really dead? October 31, 2019 04:47 Posted in: News, Politics - Is al-Baghdadi really dead? Trump announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIS, has been killed, giving blow against the terrorist organization. Trump also said the person likely to be first in line to replace the slain leader has also been "terminated." Here’s how U.S. forces tracked down Baghdadi. The recent U.S. withdrawal from Syria had a significant impact on the planning of Baghdadi operation. A senior SDF commander claimed their source also played a vital role in… Continue Reading
Brexit Quick Sand Brexit quicksand, are you sick of it yet? October 29, 2019 06:56 Posted in: News, Politics - Are you sick of Brexit yet? Thresa May couldn't do it. Can Boris Johnson do it? Well, right now it sure doesn't look like. Brexit seems as elusive as ever, mired in quicksand. News Forecasters ask where do we stand with Brexit and where do we go from here? In a quick recap of events, Boris could not get his Brexit deal passed last week, which was not much different than May's. After some no-deal antics from Boris, Brexit is… Continue Reading
Global Chaos 2019 Global chaos – what will the banking elite do now? October 21, 2019 10:56 Posted in: Economy, News - Protests have broken out in many countries across the globe, with citizens unhappy for a variety of different reasons. Some are protesting over economic conditions, others are protesting over tax hikes. Elsewhere protests are breaking out over controversial laws or prison sentences imposed by governments. Governments are also busy resolving a variety of governance issues as well. Brexit, Trump impeachment, Canadian elections, U.S 2020 elections, and Middle East wars, just to name a few. At this time in October 2019… Continue Reading
Money Supply IMF and money supply flashing alarm bells – October 2019? October 16, 2019 07:59 Posted in: Economy, News - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is predicting global economic growth will slow to its weakest level since the 2008 financial crisis in its third revision of its 2019 forecast. The U.S. GDP growth rate forecast was cut from 2.6% to 2.4%. The Eurozone area is expected to see 1.2% growth, down from 1.3%. China's forecast saw a downward revision from 6.2% to 6.1%. Cumulatively this reduces the global GDP by 0.8% by 2020. This is not a crash but certainly… Continue Reading
Syria Turkey Forget impeachment, could Syria be the Trump demise? October 15, 2019 06:01 Posted in: News, Politics - President Donald Trump shocked Washington with an abrupt decision to unilaterally withdraw from Syria after a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Though initially only 50 troops, it has now grown to 1,000, as it appears the U.S. is in full retreat from Syria. Some would say that 50 troops could not have been doing much, but it was backed up with naval and air power if needed in the region. Besides, if one would attack the… Continue Reading
Kiss Ass Obama Joe kisses Obama’s ass, is Trump enabling radical politics? October 14, 2019 06:51 Posted in: News, Politics - The now-famous Trump rallies are quite the show. Tens of thousands vie to get tickets to attend, with thousands more waiting to get inside the show. They often are trigger points for violent political protests. Trump didn't disappoint when he called out former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, at a campaign rally in Minneapolis. "Your father was never considered smart," Trump said of Biden. "He was never considered a good senator. He was only a good vice… Continue Reading
AOC eat babies OMG, Soylent Green is coming, dumbing down America? October 5, 2019 14:04 Posted in: News, Politics - Here we go again. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC ) was slammed over a bizarre town hall speaker who suggested eating babies to solve the climate change crisis. OMG, Soylent Green is coming! But the LaRouche PAC, which believes climate change is a hoax, said it planted the troll. LaRouche PAC - which is affiliated with people with a long history of peddling unfounded conspiracy theories that have now turned pro-Trump, took credit for planting the woman. Of course, political… Continue Reading
Economy Economy October 2019, tipping further down? October 2, 2019 07:05 Posted in: Economy, News - "It's the economy, stupid," a slogan James Carville coined as a campaign strategist of Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president George H. W. Bush. So where are we at in terms of the U.S. economy heading into the U.S. 2020 presidential elections? As a backdrop to the recent data dump of PMI reports (click here), the trade war rages on, though there is some movement on more talks. However, the odds are that this trade war progress… Continue Reading
Joe Biden Impeach Trump! Ukraine quid-pro-quo or nothing-burger? September 26, 2019 07:12 Posted in: News, Politics - The 5 pages of a rough transcript of Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is now released - it rocked the U.S. political world. This was the culmination of the recent impeachment calls from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats when they opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. A "so-called" whistleblower and this Trump telephone call are the source evidence provided for the impeachment inquiry. The Democrats' case is that Trump asked a favor of the… Continue Reading
Trump At UN Trump launches war on the globalists, can he win? September 25, 2019 09:41 Posted in: News, Politics - President Trump addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, touching on topics including Iran, the trade war with China, border security, and an attack on globalism. The key takeaways of Trump's U.N. speech were when he said, "Nations should put their own citizens first. The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots." Trump goes on to say, "If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to… Continue Reading
Republicans fleeing Congress, are they running scared? September 24, 2019 10:01 Posted in: News, Politics - Republicans are fleeing Congress with mass retirement announcements, are they running scared? A media narrative has formed that many Congressional Republicans are retiring to avoid the coming bloodbath in the U.S. 2020 elections. There is a divisive nature of politics in America today, brought on by current President Donald Trump - says the narrative. This divisive nature will no doubt affect the Congressional down-ballot - whether it be positive or negative. This presents a problem for Republican Party leaders. Incumbents… Continue Reading
Trudeau Blackface Mr. Blackface Trudeau to win the Canadian election? September 23, 2019 10:22 Posted in: News, Politics - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (47) is in the spotlight after being mocked for images showing him in blackface, which have threatened to derail his re-election campaign. Pictures first emerged showing him in brown makeup at a 2001 Arabian Nights party when he was a 29-year-old teacher - then there were two other occurrences of his love for this behavior - he implied there could be more. Trudeau held a hasty press conference on his plane and apologized for the… Continue Reading