So, Trump has won the election. Of course anything can happen between now and his presumed inauguration on January 20.
Maybe the Swamp Creatures will succeed in causing a recount in so-called Purple States that could change the number of electors in Hillary’s favor. Maybe they’ll somehow influence Trump electors to vote for Hillary.
None of this would have been an issue if Baby Bush II, Jeb, had been the Republican nominee, as was supposed to have happened. It all just shows what a transparent (a word these people love to use) fraud “democracy” has become.
Despite legacy media claims that the two sides are flexing nuclear muscles in Cold War 2.0, with Putin vowing to continue the modernization of Russia’s missile force to defeat any ABM system while Trump tweeted this week that the American atomic arsenal must be upgraded, the two leaders appear off to a friendly start.
The Obama administration is moving quickly to dismantle a program to track visitors from countries with a high terrorist threat, so that Trump can’t use it as president.
The program, called the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), was created after the 9/11 attacks and halted in 2011. It worked by tracking arrivals from countries with active terrorist groups.
It attracted renewed attention in the past year when then-presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed reviving the program to serve as a form of “extreme vetting” for Muslims arriving in the United States from dangerous countries. Trump adviser Kris Kobach, who currently serves as Kansas’ secretary of state, was recently photographed carrying documents that explicitly called for reinstating NSEERS and using it to track all arrivals from terrorism-associated countries. (RELATED: Speaking Of Fake News, The ‘Muslim Registry’)
Exports get blamed, despite the crushed loonie.
Many countries, including the US, report GDP on a quarterly basis. Canada reports on a monthly basis. So today Statistics Canada reported GDP for October. What’s disconcerting isn’t so much that GDP fell 0.3% on a monthly basis – these things happen – though it disappointed economists along the way…
The “results were surprisingly bad,” wrote Krishen Rangasamy, senior economist at Economics and Strategy, National Bank of Canada.
“The GDP report is an ugly snowball of reality to the face of the economy to end the year after a nice run earlier in the fall,” said Douglas Porter, chief economist BMO .
Although it seems like the precious metals sector has experienced another down year, the
HUI index is still up 48.6% from its 12/31/15 close and it’s up 65% from its low on January
19th this year.
The technicals in the gold market never been set up better than they are now for a contrarian move higher. On the assumption that gold closes on Friday lower for the week than last week, it will mark seven straight weeks in which gold has closed lower on a weekly basis. This has never happened before.
Barack Obama actually did it. Despite enormous pressure from the government of Israel, President-elect Donald Trump and members of his own party in Congress, Barack Obama decided to stick a knife in Israel’s back at the United Nations. On Friday, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that calls for a “two-State solution based on the 1967 lines” and that shockingly states that “the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity”. This resolution was approved by a vote of 14 to 0, and the U.S. abstained from voting. But essentially the outcome of the vote was going to be determined by Barack Obama. For decades, the U.S. veto power on the UN Security Council has shielded Israel from these types of resolutions, but this time around Obama decided to betray Israel by allowing this vote to pass. Needless to say, this vote is going to have enormous implications for Israel, for the United States, and for the entire globe.