Sunday, June 24, 2018

Bill Holter – The System is Going to Go Down

Greg Hunter | Jun 23, 2018


Financial writer and precious metals expert Bill Holter thinks a debt reset is coming soon, and the powers that be are planning it. Holter explains, “I think the discussion is about timing and how the system is going to come down. There are also discussions of what is going to be the next reserve currency. I think that’s the discussion that is going on behind the scenes for two or three years, or longer. The problem is too much debt, and we know from the past when debt bubbles grow and grow and get too big, they pop. This is the biggest debt bubble by many multiples of any bubble anytime in history. When the debt bubble blows up, everything runs on credit, and that means things are not going to run. It’s going to be somewhat dysfunctional. We are right on the cusp of the yield curve inverting, and history shows when that happens, we have a 100% chance of going into a recession. . . . I think this year the truth that we lived above our living standards is coming out, and we are going to have to pay the piper. I don’t know when . . . but the system is going to go down.”

Holter also says gold and especially silver are “the most undervalued assets on the planet.”

Russia Dumping US Treasuries. Is China Next? | Rob Kirby (Jun 21, 2018)

Reluctant Preppers | Jun 23, 2018


From ReluctantPreppers: Recent official reports reveal Russia has sold off 50% of their US Treasury holdings​, which normally should push interest rates higher. But the world's attention is now shifting to the escalating tariff and trade war between Trump & China: Will the Chinese retaliate with massive dumping of US Treasuries? The sheer scale and volume of China's potential glut of US Treasuries could makes Russia's recent action pale in comparison. Is China poised to trigger a major credit and derivative crisis?

Proprietary financial analyst Rob Kirby joins Reluctant Preppers to offer his experienced views on what scenario we will most likely see unfold. Kirby also fields a number of questions submitted by viewers just for this interview! Don't miss it!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ridiculous U.S. Warning Syrian Sovereignty to Stop Fighting U.S. ISIS Mercenaries

RT | Jun 23, 2018

Concerns have been raised by the State Department this week that the Syrian government is increasing its presence in southwest Syria. Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Daniel McAdams joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to take a more in-depth look.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monsanto attacks Global Glyphosate Study that expose dangers even at ‘safe doses’

Natural Health 365 | Jun 18, 2018 | Lori Alton

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Glyphosate – the most widely used weed killer in the world – is the active ingredient in Roundup, an herbicide made by the biotech giant Monsanto. Sadly, glyphosate use has soared since the introduction of GMO crops in 1996 – with levels found in the human bloodstream skyrocketing by more than 1,000 percent over the last 20 years.

And, while Monsanto insists its product is ‘harmless,’ integrative healthcare experts maintain that glyphosate is associated with a variety of health problems like, heart disease and cancer.

Now, an international team of experts has released the results of an animal study showing that glyphosate disrupts sexual development, damages genes and disturbs the microbiome – the community of beneficial gut bacteria – even when given at “safe” doses.

Naturally, Monsanto, “the world’s most hated corporation,” lost no time in trying to discredit both the study – known as the Global Glyphosate Study (GGS) – and the researchers.

Problem for Monsanto: Glyphosate found to be harmful even at very low levels


To conduct the pilot study, researchers gave laboratory rats glyphosate in drinking water – at the EPA’s “safe limit” of 1.75 mcg per kilo per day. The study was particularly well designed because it focused on rodents that were studied from prenatal life to natural death – meaning that the team could evaluate adverse effects ranging from those caused by early exposure to those surfacing in old age.

The researchers found that glyphosate caused “significant and distinctive” changes in the overall bacterial composition of rats exposed in the womb – meaning it disrupted the balance of indispensable “friendly” bacteria. The population of Lactobacillus – a particularly beneficial species – was reduced, while levels of harmful bacteria were increased.

And there was a disturbing sidelight: although the glyphosate harmed the microbiomes of the young rats that had been exposed in the womb, the mothers appeared unaffected.

Study co-author Daniele Mandrioli, M.D., a researcher at the Ramazzini Institute in Bologna, Italy, called this finding “quite remarkable,” and stated it “shouldn’t be happening.”

Disruption of the gut microbiome is associated with obesity, diabetes, immune system problems and even depression.

More problems: Reproductive abnormalities were discovered due to glyphosate exposure


Other changes in the rats included irregularities in the genital area (specifically, a significant and measurable reduction in the distance between the anus and the genitals). The team noted this could have significant impact on reproductive health, and could also indicate a disruption of sex hormones.

The researchers also determined that the glyphosate was genotoxic, or capable of damaging the genetic information within cells.

The study, which was crowdsourced by 30,000 Italian citizens, yielded three separate peer-reviewed papers published in the noted scientific journal Environmental Health. And, as you might expect, the team called for further investigation in a comprehensive long-term study.

Keep in mind: In 2015, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen.” But U.S. and European regulators continue to deem it acceptable for use – in the midst of a pattern of secret industry papers, suppressing research, using experts with alleged ties to Monsanto, “corporate malfeasance” and “scientific fraud.”

No surprise: Monsanto defends its flagship product, Roundup, and smears the science


Scott Partridge, a Monsanto spokesman, was quoted in a Guardian article as labeling the Ramazzini Institute an “activist organization with an undisclosed agenda that exists as part of their crowdfunding efforts.” The Ramazzini Institute, Partridge alleged, has a “long history of rendering opinions not supported by regulatory testing agencies.”

Of course, Monsanto has a long history itself of corporate corruption – which is all outlined in the “Poison Papers.”

Monsanto’s characterization of the Ramazzini Institute could not have been farther from the truth. Far from being an “activist organization,” the Ramazzini Institute is devoted to evaluating and identifying carcinogenic risks and appraises the efficacy and safety of drug therapies and treatments to prevent the development of cancer.

Their groundbreaking studies on formaldehyde, vinyl chloride and benzene have led to regulatory changes on a global level.

Another reason for the public relations failure of Monsanto is the sheer number of expert scientists and entities associated with this study. The Global Glyphosate Study was conducted by an impressive team that included Bologna University, the Italian National Health Institute, George Washington State University, the Ramazzini Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai in New York.

Monsanto’s ordinary strategy has been to try to discredit and disparage any institution that comes up with unflattering research – but this time, it wasn’t so easy.

Obviously, these well-respected entities present a much more difficult target than any single institute.
Scientists have defended the study, praising it as providing “solid, independent results obtained by a shared research project on which (policymakers) can confidently base risk assessments and evaluations.” The findings were called “of great importance.”

The study was also praised as a “valuable approach for trying to understand the potential negative health effects of glyphosate” also praised because it used doses comparable to what humans are exposed to in everyday environments.

18.9 billion pounds of glyphosate-based herbicides have been sprayed around the planet since 1974.

Is it really worth it?

Sources for this article include:

Sustainablepluse.com
Glyphosatestudy.org
TheGuardian.com
BioMedCentral.com
NaturalHealth365.com

Monday, June 18, 2018

Boy with Obvious Psychological Issues Wins First Place in Female Sporting Event

SOTT | Jun 17, 2018 | Timothy C. Trepanier

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On your Mark... Get set... Transition.
The war on reality continues.

A story from a Connecticut high school earlier this month reports how a male to female transgender track and field athlete broke two state records.
On Monday, when Connecticut had its State Open track and field championships at Willow Brook Park, one person broke the State Open records for girls in both the 100 and 200-meter runs.

That person was a biological boy.
In the videos accompanying this story, one can clearly see how being born a biological male gives this athlete a significant physical advantage. The races are hardly even close. In the 100m race, the second place finisher was also a male to female transgender, and as a result of these two boys occupying the first two positions on the podium, two hard-working, talented, legitimately female athletes were denied an opportunity to compete in an upcoming bigger New England area competition.

As late as the winter of 2017, this newly female, now double record-breaking runner, Terry Miller, was competing on the high school boys team. While allowing for a genuine desire to change gender, we can't avoid the possibility that another factor in the decision was that this student wasn't as successful as he would have liked, and perhaps got tired of losing to runners in his own proper physical category. In that scenario, the cause célèbre of transgender activism was used to essentially cheat his way into the winners circle.

One cannot help but feel sorry for those unfortunate girls who are forced by insane and delusional state laws to compete against biological boys in their chosen sport. Understandably, several concerned parents of the girls affected have started petitions to reasonably limit gender segregated sports to a person's biological sex at birth, in order to ensure a fair and level playing field for all participants. That didn't stop the mainstream media tabloid, USA Today, from reporting on the parents' concerns as an attempted "ban against transgender athletes".

When Ideology Trumps Reality

Many on the progressive side of the political spectrum would claim that a person can identify as whatever gender they feel like, regardless of the their biological sex at birth, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else.

But the truth is that these so-called trans-female athletes are hurting people. The young girls who have trained and worked hard to earn a place in further competitions will be denied this special opportunity because some dude with mediocre athletic ability and a rather tentative grasp on reality decides one day that he wants to be a girl.

Popular Youtube vlogger Matt Christiansen does an excellent summary of the situation here.



 What is perhaps most surprising about this push towards transgender acceptance, is how the movement has been embraced by radical feminists under the guise of tolerance, diversity and inclusivity. Those left-leaning activists who are supposedly working towards empowerment and equality for women have completely undermined their movement by adopting the pernicious "anyone who feels like it can be a real woman" narrative. If any man can be a woman at any time, what does it mean to be a woman at all? Post-modern influenced subjectivism collapses under the weight of its own absurdity.

However, like many factions on the left competing for ultimate victim status, ideological subgroups are now turning against each other in a cannibalistic frenzy. There is a group of radical feminists who vociferously oppose the inclusion of men in dresses into their definition of what it means to be female. These ladies are known as TERF's (or Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists) and they made the news earlier this year in Vancouver.

The Sport of Politics

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And the World's Least Believable Drag Queen Award goes to...
One such TERF activist found herself in hot water at a local #MeToo women's march when she sparked the ire of transgender politician Morgane Oger, by carrying a sign which read...
"Transwomen are men. Truth is not hate. Don't believe the hype — trans ideology is misogyny and homophobic. Woman is not a 'feeling,' a costume, or a performance of a stereotype. Woman is a biological reality. There is no ethical or moral reason to lie to soothe the male ego."
Oger, the BC candidate for the province's NDP party, sent out a series of hysterical tweets asking her supporters to expose this woman's personal information online and threatening her with discrimination and human rights lawsuits.

Ms. Oger, an obvious attention whore with deep seated psychologically-distorted identity issues, made news again last week when an activist judge ruled against a Christian protestor who distributed leaflets during the last provincial election questioning her imaginary transgender status...
"Ms. [sic] Oger was a candidate in the 2017 provincial election. During her [sic] candidacy, Mr. Whatcott distributed hundreds of flyers in her [sic] riding. The flyers were titled 'Transgenderism vs. Truth in Vancouver‐False Creek.' They described Ms. [sic] Oger as a 'biological male who has renamed himself... after he embraced a transvestite lifestyle.'

"Ronan is running for the NDP in the Vancouver-False Creek riding and BC's media and the NDP are promoting a false narrative that Ronan is a woman born into a male body," the flyer explained.

"But the truth is Ronan's DNA will always be male, he will never have a uterus, and no amount of cosmetic surgery, fake hormones, or media propaganda is going to be able to change those facts," the flyer continued.

Whatcott stated in his flyer his concern "about the promotion and growth of homosexuality and transvestitism in British Columbia and how it is obscuring the immutable truth about our God given gender." He called switching gender an "impossibility," adding that it exposes people to harm.

Oger, who lost the election, filed a complaint with the B.C. Tribunal in May, 2017, alleging that Whatcott's flyer was "discriminatory" and exposed transgender people to "hatred and contempt."

When Whatcott and his lawyer attempted to defend the truth of the flyer, namely that Oger was, in fact, a biological male, Tribunal member Devyn Cousineau would have none of it.

Cousineau ruled that "the 'truth' of the statements in the flyer is not a defence."
It is a sad day for democracy and society as a whole when the 'Truth' can no longer be used as a legitimate defence in a public court.

Trans-Degeneracy Abounds

And since today is Father's Day, there's this heartwarming story coming from CNN...

CNN lauds courageous self-multilating parent as a symbol of ideal fatherhood
He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man. [...]

Sabastion, 24, is a transgender man who lives with his wife Angel in suburban Atlanta. Assigned the female gender at birth, he began transitioning five years ago . It's a process that felt more complete last month when he had surgery to remove his breasts.
That poor child. What fresh hell awaits him in this life?

Make no mistake, with all this gender-bending, fluid-identity subjective progressive nonsense creeping its way into our society and being lawfully forced upon the public by ideological possessed liberal elites, the left is playing a very dangerous game. It is a game whose disastrous repercussions are not only likely but as history shows, deadly and inevitable.

A game with no winners at all.

A longtime contributor to Sott.net, Timothy C. Trepanier received his degree in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta and is a former owner of the Rabbit Hole bookstore in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. He's retired and living on an acreage with his beautiful wife, Miss Pearls the cat, Banjo the dog, and three suspicious chickens.