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Libya Asks US To Establish Military Base To Combat Russian Presence

Libya Asks US To Establish Military Base To Combat Russian Presence This is all we need: another American base located smack dab in the middle of yet another civil war we had a big hand in causing in the first place.  “Libya’s security chief called on the U.S. to set up a base in the North African country to counter Russia’s expanding influence in Africa,” Bloomberg reports.  It appears a desperate effort on the part of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) to gain Washington’s attention after Trump last year seemed to switch his preference to Gen. Khalifa Haftar. File image, US Army/Air Force Magazine The US president famously said last Spring that Haftar, who holds dual citizenship after living outside D.C. for two decades and is said to be close to the CIA, is “securing the oil”.  Haftar is being politically supported by Moscow, and it should be noted has Russian mercenaries in the ranks of his Libyan National Army, or LNA.  That’s just what we need — another indefensible American military base in a dangerous, remote, unwinnable, conflict where no side can claim moral purity. https://t.co/9kVkIsXCrE — Max Abrahms (@MaxAbrahms) February 22, 2020 So naturally Tripoli is playing “Russian influence” in Libya card to lure the Trump administration back into the GNA camp. The GNA’s interior minister Fathi Bashagha told Bloomberg that “The Russians aren’t in Libya just for...

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The Cost Of Covid-19 Quarantine: Will You Be Financially Prepared?

The Cost Of Covid-19 Quarantine: Will You Be Financially Prepared? Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, As the world tries frantically to contain a rapidly spreading outbreak of Covid-19, schools, public venues, tourist attractions, and workplaces are being closed in an attempt to keep even more people from contracting the illness. Quarantines and self-isolation protocols are also being instituted across the globe for those who may have been exposed. Of course, everyone knows that millions of people in China have been in lockdown for more than a month. People are told to stay home, many businesses have ceased to operate, and Chinese New Year celebrations simply didn’t happen this year. China’s debts are all coming due now, at the worst possible time as the financial loss for the country has been astronomical. For example, car sales are down 92% and Lunar New Year celebrations and travel that usually earn a billion dollars were canceled. And that tourism hit affects far more than just China. In 2017, Chinese outbound tourists spent $258 billion around the world. The airline industry is bracing for a $29 billion dollar hit. All in all, this virus could end up costing the global economy more than 1.1 trillion dollars, a number that is practically unfathomable. While the numbers cited here are outrageously large, obviously, these losses aren’t only going to affect “the economy” and “the businesses.” They’re going to have devastating effects on normal...

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Girl Who Sued To Stop Biological Males From Running Girls’ Track Defeats Trans-Runner For Championship

Girl Who Sued To Stop Biological Males From Running Girls’ Track Defeats Trans-Runner For Championship Now this is a story about actual “girl power”… It was only two days after filing a lawsuit against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) that Chelsea Mitchell made a much bigger statement than one she could have made in the courtroom.  She had sued because the CIAC was permitting biological males to compete in women’s sports, leading one trans runner to win “numerous titles” in women’s events, according to The Daily Wire.  So Mitchell decided not just to make a statement in court – but also to make one on the track. She defeated trans runner Terry Miller in the Class S 55-meter dash with a time of 7.18 seconds in the state championships. “Mitchell also came first in the 300-meter dash, while Miller was 16th, and Mitchell won the long jump,” according to The Daily Mail.  The Class S girls 55 meter state championship goes to Canton senior Chelsea Mitchell, who edged out defending champ Terry Miller of Bloomfield. #cttrack pic.twitter.com/aDL7ieIEsx — Shawn McFarland (@McFarland_Shawn) February 14, 2020 And there didn’t appear to be any pleasantries exchanged between the two runners after the race, either. The Harford Courant stated: “There was no interaction between the two before or after the race.” Mitchell didn’t think her win could negatively affect her lawsuit: “I don’t think it could...

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Bizarro Market: Retail Investors Are Now Crushing Hedge Funds

Bizarro Market: Retail Investors Are Now Crushing Hedge Funds As if financial markets needed one more reason to boycott the “smart money” and stop paying 2 and 20 for the “privilege” of underperforming the free S&P500 for the 10th straight year – an S&P which is now actively managed by central banks who step in any time there is even a modest 5% drop in stock prices  – here it is: Retail investors are now crushing the smartest money on Wall Street. Yesterday we reported that 2020 has started off dismally for equity hedge funds, whose short books and unwillingness to chase the rally crippled their YTD performance, which is at the very bottom of asset classes tracked by Goldman… … yet it was the impressive outperformance of the most popular longs, also known as the Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund VIP basket of stocks… … that has saved the day for hedge funds, whose performance would have been far worse had it not been for the handful of stocks owned by most hedge funds. During the last few months, the most popular hedge fund positions have enjoyed one of their strongest rallies on record. Our Hedge Fund VIP basket, which tracks the most popular hedge fund long positions has returned 24% since the start of 4Q 2019, sharply outperforming both the S&P 500 (+14%) and our basket of the...

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Bernie Tells “Autocrat” & “Thug” Putin To “Stay Out” Of US Elections, But Also Slams WaPo For Hit Job

Bernie Tells “Autocrat” & “Thug” Putin To “Stay Out” Of US Elections, But Also Slams WaPo For Hit Job The newest evidence-free anonymously sourced claims of Russian interference ahead of the 2020 election is a return to and new twist on Trump and Putin’s supposed three-dimensional chess playing, this latest version which goes something like this: …the Kremlin wants Trump for four more years, so the best way to do this is elevate Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee — ensuring a Trump win.  Sanders said he’s been briefed on the matter, however, The Washington Post admitted revealingly, “It is not clear what form that Russian assistance has taken.” As we noted earlier this seemingly by design puts the Democratic front-runner in a difficult spot, given he runs the risk of being attacked for disbelieving (even disloyalty to) U.S. intelligence, and, by default, defending the Kremlin. Naturally, he had to go full anti-Putin to satisfy the Russia-obsessed Democratic base, warning the “autocrat” and “thug” to “stay out out US elections”.  “Mr. Putin is a thug. He is an autocrat. He may be a friend of Donald Trump —  he’s not a friend of mine,” Sanders said while in California. “Let me tell Mr. Putin: The American people, whether you’re Republicans, Democrats, independents, are sick and tired of seeing Russia and other countries interfering in our elections.” He also took the timing of The Washington Post’s reporting to...

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Orange County NIMBYs Win Injunction Against Plan To Open Coronavirus Quarantine “Under Cover Of Darkness”

Orange County NIMBYs Win Injunction Against Plan To Open Coronavirus Quarantine “Under Cover Of Darkness” Costa Mesa, a city in California’s suburban Orange County, convinced a federal judge to intervene in what’s quite possibly the first overt display of “NIMBYism” – “Not In My Back Yard – connected tot he coronavirus outbreak in the US. According to the Press Telegram, a local newspaper, city officials went berserk on Thursday when they caught wind of a plan to house coronavirus quarantine patients at the Fairview Development Center in Costa Mesa. On Friday, they asked US District Judge Josephine L. Staton to issue an injunction preventing the plan from moving forward. The city filed the injunction on Friday, and a few hours later, it had its desired result: Stanton issued a temporary restraining order and scheduled a hearing for 2 pm on Monday. We suspect the outcome of that hearing will be closely followed by many in the area.  According to the LA Times, city officials said they had heard of a plan to bring 30-50 evacuees from the Diamond Princess to Fairview in the near future. They asked the federal government to stop launching these schemes “under the cover of darkness”, leaving local officials and the community in the dark. Since the government started bringing evacuees from infected areas back to the US, the Pentagon has spearheaded the job of...

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Why The US Is Headed Into Its Fourth Turning

Why The US Is Headed Into Its Fourth Turning Via InternationalMan.com, International Man: The economic, political, social, and cultural situation seems to have become increasingly volatile in the United States and more broadly in the West. Is this a unique situation or part of a recurring historical cycle? Authors William Strauss and Neil Howe introduced a popular theory in their book, The Fourth Turning, outlining the recurring generational cycles that have occurred throughout American history. What are your thoughts? Doug Casey: I read Strauss and Howe’s first book, Generations, when it came out back in 1992. I thought it was brilliant. Let me start off by recommending both Generations and The Fourth Turning to everybody. Both books offer quite a scholarly, readable, and prescient view of the cyclicality of history. And offer a very plausible forecast for the 2020s. History’s best seen as cyclical, rather than a straight-line progress to some preordained end the way both the Marxists and the Abrahamic religions see it. But then, Ecclesiastes has its famous quote that there’s nothing new under the sun. Plato in the Republic talks about how the younger generation—and we’re talking fourth century BC—can’t stand up to the moral values of their forefathers. Older people have always thought that the younger generation wouldn’t quite measure up. In recent American history, you’ll recall, the younger generation were the beatniks in the ’50s, the hippies in the ’60s, and the...

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Most Patients In South Korean Psychiatric Ward Infected With Coronavirus

Most Patients In South Korean Psychiatric Ward Infected With Coronavirus As the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in South Korea goes parabolic, the latest development in the Pacific Rim nation is right out of Arkham Asylum. But first, the big picture: South Korea reported 229 new confirmed cases on Saturday, as the number of infections more than doubled in a day to 433, an eightfold jump in just four days. As the chart below shows, the number of new cases in South Korea has now doubled each day for the past 4 days, a true exponential increase. The country’s prime minister, Chung Sye-kyun, called the situation “grave,” according to The Korea Times, while the country’s Vice Health and Welfare Minister Kim Kang-lip told reporters that “The situation is entering a new phase.” But the high number of confirmed cases is also because the country’s medical industry has high diagnostic capability, according to experts; with the implication that the real number of Chinese cases is orders of magnitude higher than officially disclosed. While the current period is still “early stage” the government is cautiously confident that the spread of the novel coronavirus could be contained surrounding the Daegu area, Kim added, although that particular cruise ship has now officially sailed. Indeed Daegu, South Korea’s fourth-largest city, is where the initial cluster of cases of emerged; it has since been designated...

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Democrat Strategist Justin Horwitz: Democrat Candidates ‘Condoning the Theft of the Nomination from Bernie’

https://media.breitbart.com/media/2020/02/GettyImages-1207885955.jpgJustin Horwitz, a Democrat campaign strategist and key supporter of Democrat frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), appeared on Breitbart News Saturday and highlighted the “remarkable” stance of Sanders’ competitors, who he said are “condoning the theft of the nomination from...

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Michael Bloomberg: The Democrat’s Billionaire Strawman?

Michael Bloomberg: The Democrat’s Billionaire Strawman? Authored by Kit Knightly via Off-Guardian.org, The latest Democratic Primary debate was a cringe-worthy affair, even more than US political “debates” usually are, it left you with one burning question – Why is Michael Bloomberg in this race? As all the Democratic candidates rush to outdo each other in terms of identity politics, wokeness and – for want of a better word – “leftist” credentials… why has a billionaire, highly unpopular former mayor thrown his hat into the ring? He must have know he was going to be a massive target at this week’s debate. And, indeed, he was. They all took shots. Obviously Bernie Sanders was going to strike back after Bloomberg criticised him throughout the build-up to the debate. But Warren, Buttigieg and even Biden chimed in, too. Bloomberg was attacked on racism and sexism and his tax returns. It became a feeding frenzy, with both the liberal mainstream media and the alternate media celebrating the ritual slaughter as if Bloomberg’s blood was going to bring the sun back and guarantee a good harvest. The Guardian reported that Bloomberg was “roundly attacked by rivals in fiercest Democratic debate so far”. CNN compared him to Donald Trump (the worst rebuke in their lexicon). MSNBC declared him “unprepared and unequipped”. Even some from the alternate media were enthused by the Bloomberg free-for-all: We got ourselves a debate! —...

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