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Friday the 13th….. Anniversary of the betrayal of The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and a Full Harvest Moon

By Patrick Van Roy On September 13th, 2019 at 1:57 pm

A great song if you’ve never heard it….

ahhh the truth hurts…..

By Patrick Van Roy On September 13th, 2019 at 2:59 am

The best part….. she’s a candidate for President….

Todays Funny

By Patrick Van Roy On September 12th, 2019 at 11:14 pm

The First in the Block

By Patrick Van Roy On September 12th, 2019 at 10:04 pm

U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against CNN contributor Andrew McCabe, Fox News has learned, as the Justice Department rejects a last-ditch appeal from the former top FBI official.

McCabe — the former deputy and acting director of the FBI — appealed the decision of the U.S. attorney for Washington all the way up to Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general, but he rejected that request, according to a person familiar with the situation.  The potential charges relate to DOJ inspector general findings against him regarding misleading statements concerning a Hillary Clinton-related investigation.

Piece by piece the general public will now see the unraveling of the conspiracy to cover up Hillary’s crimes while they framed Trump.

The only question is how fast will all these corrupt officials will turn on each other when they are facing years in prison….

This was McCabes attitude about the new Administration….

Mar 14, 2017 · McCabe, the second highest ranking FBI official, emphatically declared at the invite-only gathering with raised voice: Fuck Flynn and then we Fuck Trump,” according to direct sources. Many of his top lieutenants applauded and cheered such rhetoric.

ONE HONEST JUDGE

By Pete Moore On September 12th, 2019 at 7:36 pm

The high court in Belfast has dismissed claims that a no-deal Brexit and the imposition of a hard border would damage the Northern Ireland peace process.

Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey said the applications were a matter of politics and that was not an area in which courts should intervene.

No surprise the BBC doesn’t mention this on its broadcasts. It played down the High Court dismissing a Remoaner attempt to litigate against normal parliamentary procedure too. But it’s wall to wall coverage when a Jocko judge pulls an absurd ruling from his hat.

Of course the truth is that a NI backstop would crush the Belfast Agreement, which recognises the UK’s sovereignty over Northern Ireland, and that its indivisible status can only be changed by the will of the people.

THE EUROZONE IS TANKING

By Pete Moore On September 12th, 2019 at 7:01 pm

The European Central Bank is using up its last bullets in an attempt to bolster its ailing economies. The deposit rate on reserves at the ECB has been cut further, from minus 0.4% to minus 0.5%. That’s a record low even for the ECB.  It’s also opening up the liquidity tap again to the tune of 20 billion euros a month.

Outgoing ECB president, Mario Draghi, has also urged governments to cut taxes in order to help their economies. Like that’ll ever happen.

The last things that the Eurozone needs are a Germany heading for recession and a WTO Brexit …

 

A LITTLE BIT OF BREAD AND NO CHEESE?

By Pete Moore On September 12th, 2019 at 6:37 pm

This increasingly authoritarian parliament voted through a so-called law forcing the government to release the Civil Service’s contingency plan for a WTO Brexit, what is called Operation Yellowhammer. It’s remarkably similar to the Operation Yellowhammer which was leaked by a fanatically pro-EU Civil Service to The Times last month. The propagandists have, of course, jumped on the absurd claims contained therein.

“Riots on the streets, food price rises and reduced medical supplies are real risks of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, a government document has said.” So leads the controversial British state broadcaster, which is paid millions by the EU.

Of course these are not “real risks”. That’s a lie. These are unmitigated, worst case scenarios. What could happen to you tomorrow? You could jump in front of a truck and be splattered, but that’s not a “real risk”. That’s an unmitigated worst case scenario. We are told that trucks could be delayed for a couple of days at Calais, spoiling food and just-in-time deliveries. What does Jean Marc Puissesseau, the boss of the French ports says? “C’est la bullshit.”

He’s been calling out these Remain lies time and time again. There will be no delays at Calais. And neither will there be any delays at Dover. Who says so? Dover’s ex-boss, who explains that nothing will change. In fact, shippers will have to work hard to experience delays –

And where’s the “best case scenario” in all this? The bureaucrats who produced this bullshit haven’t produced a best case scenario because they’ve never traded a thing and have no idea what they’re talking about. This is yet another propaganda document, a stack of lies, just the bullshit we’ve heard time and time again. Yet again, Project Fear fails first contact with facts.

The other War

By Patrick Van Roy On September 12th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. briefly became the world’s No. 1 oil exporter as record shale production found its way to global customers, and there are prospects for more.

Surging output from shale helped America ship almost 9 million barrels a day of crude and oil products in June, surpassing Saudi Arabia, the International Energy Agency said in a report, citing gross export figures. There’s room to send even more supply overseas as companies add infrastructure to transport the burgeoning production from fields in Texas and New Mexico to the coast.

Gains in U.S. supply are undermining efforts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, whose production cuts are in their third year in a bid to drain stockpiles. The swelling American output, as well as deepening concerns over global demand fueled by a prolonged U.S.-China trade war, have prompted a drop of almost 20% in benchmark Brent crude from an April high.

The expansion in America’s exports in June was helped by a surge in crude-oil shipments to more than 3 million barrels a day, the IEA said. At the time, Saudi Arabia was cutting its exports as part of the OPEC+ agreement, while Russian flows were constrained by the Druzhba pipeline crisis.

The Saudis reclaimed the top exporter’s spot in July and August as hurricanes disrupted U.S. production and the trade dispute “made it more difficult for shale shipments to find markets,” the IEA said.

The tussle for the No. 1 slot could remain tight in the months ahead. As Saudi Arabia continues to curb production, the IEA said America’s crude exports could rise by a further 33% from June levels to as much as 4 million barrels a day as new export infrastructure gets built in the fourth quarter of this year.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rakteem Katakey in London at rkatakey@bloomberg.net

Oil, LNG, and Coal are the real weapons in modern war. Our wars have evolved more and more into the realm where War belongs… the economic battlefield.

As my cousins across the pond have Elections over the next decade one of the main questions that should be asked of each and every person running is this. “Are you going to push for our Energy needs to be met by the US, or are you going to allow us to be held hostage by two hostile regimes, the Soviets, and the Saudi’s ?”

Helicopters, Submarines and Robots…….

By Patrick Van Roy On September 12th, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Paris (AFP) – Leonardo da Vinci’s famous mechanical lion on Wednesday went on display in Paris for a month, in a tribute to the Renaissance master 500 years after his death.

The lion, which is two metres (six feet, seven inches) high and three metres long and made of wood with a metal mechanism, is a reconstruction based on a rudimentary sketch left by da Vinci.

The original automaton, long since lost, was designed by da Vinci on a commission from Pope Leo X to amuse French king Francois I.

Da Vinci, who died in May 1519, had a legendary obsession with the flight of birds and how understanding the mechanism could lead to the creation of a human flying machine.

The lion is on display at the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris.

Leonardo was a Time Traveler that got stuck in an age where they considered his knowledge a threat and the whimsy of a mad genius….. His art is some of the most beautiful man has created , and his genius unmatched.

A Good Decision

By Patrick Van Roy On September 12th, 2019 at 1:26 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States.

The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there.

Most people crossing the southern border are Central Americans fleeing violence and poverty. They are largely ineligible under the new rule, as are asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and South America who arrive regularly at the southern border.

Regretfully violence and poverty are NOT legitimate reasons to seek Asylum.  Violence and poverty are conditions in a lot of countries. Asylum is for the Persecuted. An example being a Catholic in a Muslim Country where they are killing Christians just because they are Christians.