The looming government shutdown boosts the odds that the Federal Reserve calls time on its war against inflation, according to Morgan Stanley's chief US economist.
Ellen Zentner said Friday that the likelihood of the central bank raising interest rates again in November will fall if a political deadlock in Washington means that government agencies can't provide it with key economic data like the monthly Non-Farm Payrolls report.
"In monetary policy making, uncertainty tends to lead to policy paralysis," she told Bloomberg's "What Goes Up" podcast.
My estimation of global official gold reserves hit 38,764 tonnes in Q2 2023, breaking its previous record from 1965. The new high confirms the world has entered a new era of gold. Central banks will continue to accumulate gold and the metal’s role in the international monetary system will increase to the detriment of the US dollar.
Analysts widely use the International Monetary Fund (IMF) calculation for total official gold holdings, though what is usually overlooked is that this number is an estimate by the Fund. As mentioned in my previous article on the official gold reserves of China, not every central bank is transparent about its gold holdings. The Chinese central bank (PBoC) reports to have 2,113 tonnes, while it’s an open secret in the gold industry the PBoC owns much more than that—about 5,000 tonnes, according to my analysis. Another example, the central bank of Syria stopped reporting its gold holdings in 2011. For its computation of world holdings, the IMF carries forward the last known data point, assuming Syria still holds 26 tonnes.
Republican lawmakers recently predicted their investigation into the Biden family could prove the Biden business raked in more than $50 million, about $30 million more than bank records show thus far.
“Based on the evidence I’ve seen so far, I think the number is going to be north of $50 million that we’re talking about here,” Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) said on Fox News.
Throughout the investigation, the House Oversight Committee unveiled several tranches of Biden business bank records. Those showed the Biden business receivedat least $20 million from business schemes in Romania, China, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. In total, nine Biden family members received payments from the family foreign business ventures, including two of Joe Biden’s grandchildren.
“This will go down as one of the most politically corrupt presidents and families in U.S. history,” Mace added. “And we’ve got to show and prove it to the American people. We’ve got to show them everything that we have.”
Armenia on Monday prepared to receive more ethnic Armenians fleeing from neighboring Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Armenian government said on Sunday that more than 1,000 refugees from the enclave had arrived, following Azerbaijan's military operation to take control of the disputed region populated mainly by ethnic Armenians.
Media outlets in Russia, Armenia's long-standing ally, reported early Monday that nearly 3,000 people crossed from Nagorno-Karabakh into Armenia as of 5 a.m. local time (0100 GMT).
After decades of conflict, local Armenians fear expulsion or revenge from authoritarian Azerbaijan.
A NASA capsule has returned to Earth after seven years in space, carrying rocks and dust from an asteroid named Bennu. Scientists hope the material can provide vital clues about the origin of the solar system billions of years ago.
The Phoenix PD responded to a 9-1-1 call in the evening of September 8, according to Fox 10 Phoenix, reporting a home intruder. Arriving at the scene around 10 p.m., they found the intruder, one Juan Saavedra.
Saavedra's criminal record was redacted from documents made available to the press but included multiple priors and convictions. Saavedra is also a known transient.
The home is occupied by a family, including both parents and five children. The mother stated that she had exited the home and told Saavedra – a stranger to them – to leave her front yard or else and that they would defend their home with gunfire, if necessary, in an effort to scare him off.
It didn't work. Saavedra pursued her, and she ran back into the house, locking the carport door and calling authorities while retrieving a gun and calling 9-1-1. She advised her children to hide, but her 13-year-old son remained by her.
Saavedra shattered the glass of the carport door and was reaching through to unlock the doorknob. The boy recognized that his mother wasn't doing anything, took her gun and opened fire.
The United States Senate Banking Committee will meet this week to discuss the “SAFER Banking Act,” a bill by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) that stops the Biden administration from pressuring banks to close the accounts of law-abiding Americans engaged in businesses that offend liberals.
Daines pointed to “Operation Chokepoint,” an Obama-era Treasury Department program to close the bank accounts of legal gun sellers, current Biden administration efforts to cut off access to banks by legal cannabis retailers, and proposed plans to shut off bank accounts of so-called “climate offenders” or otherwise do not comply with so-called “environmental and social guidance” rules written by liberal activists.
“The ‘SAFER Banking Act' is about keeping our Montana communities safe and reducing the risk of crime but it's also an important opportunity to ensure all legal businesses, including firearm manufacturers and energy producers, are protected from the Left's woke agenda. No legal Montana business should be shut out of banks or credit unions. I'm glad to work with my colleagues to strengthen this bill and ensure Montana businesses are able to access financial institutions,” said Daines.
Not only has illegal immigration exploded under the Biden administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fails to track migrants it is supposed to monitor after releasing them in the U.S. Incredibly, the agency created after 9/11 to prevent another terrorist attack is not making much of an effort to find the missing foreigners who in thousands of cases were freed despite not providing the agency with a valid domestic address or after furnishing a bogus location including car dealerships, bus stations, restaurants or churches.
Between March 2021 and August 2022, DHS lost track of more than 177,000 migrants inside the country, according to a scathing report issued recently by the DHS Office of Inspector General. The watchdog found that 80% of addresses provided to the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) by migrants were recorded at least two times and 54,000 were simply left blank. More than 780 addresses were used over 20 times and seven were recorded by federal officials over 500 times, apparently without raising any red flags. Some of the addresses were charities or federal government agencies. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) also got trashed in the report for failing to always validate migrant addresses prior to releasing them into communities throughout the United States.
Biden's disapproval rating ticked up to 56 percent, with 41 percent saying they approve. The survey also shows support for Biden slipping with voters aged 18-24, who reported a 46 percent approval rating; Latinos, who reported 43 percent; and independents — who will be key to deciding the general election — at 36 percent.
In recent months, Americans have woken up to the increased danger of foreign espionage. Communist China was caught flying a balloon over the entire country. Later, we discovered that Chinese police were in the country, monitoring Chinese nationals. Coupled with millions of migrants flooding the border, Americans have good reason to worry about national security.
A new story is revealing just how serious the situation is becoming. The Department of Justice just arrested a man. He is being accused of endangering the United States. This man was connected with two federal agencies, with top secret clearance. And this was going on under Joe Biden’s nose.
From Fox News:
The Justice Department announced Thursday that Abraham Lemma, a 50-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen of Ethiopian descent living in Silver Spring, has been charged stemming from his alleged actions while working as a State Department IT administrator and management analyst for the Justice Department.
Judicial Watch announced today it received 90 pages of records from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, a component of the Department of Justice, in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that detail the extensive apparatus the Biden Justice Department set up to investigate and prosecute January 6 protestors.’’
A January 25, 2021, confidential draft chart indicates staff assignments. Several “Lead AUSAs” (assistant U.S. attorneys) are listed. One is assigned to “White Nationalist Militias.” Two others are assigned to “Proud Boys.” Another is assigned to “Oath Keepers.”
Prominent pollster Rasmussen announced recently that it cannot produce accurate polls on elections because of the massive amounts of voter fraud occurring in this country.
Rasmussen will now provide evidence for why they cannot produce their results.
“Election fraud renders scientific election forecasting worthless. So we will continue to cover all official investigations into it. The question is, why don’t others? And, yes, Arizona and Georgia are mostly Republican controlled,” Rasmussen reported.
The use of A.I. was the final sticking point. The writers didn’t want studios to use their work to teach chatbots how to write, feeding A.I. old scripts so the chatbots could generate writing in a similar style.
The writers also worried that studios would ask chatbots to rewrite or refine the first drafts of their work — for scenes or whole shows. “That’s the nightmare scenario,” said John August, who is on the Writers Guild negotiating committee.
The studios had initially said that too much was unknown about the technology, and that the guild would need to wait to discuss it in future contract negotiations.
But over the weekend, the studios proposed a few paragraphs to be inserted into the new contract that addressed a writers’ concern about A.I. and old scripts. The two sides spent several hours negotiating the language on the final night of talks.
The family of a woman who died of a septic abortion are now suing Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas as part of a wrongful death lawsuit.
Alyona Dixon, 24, died on September 28, 2022, less than a week after she sought help from a Planned Parenthood clinic for a medically induced abortion, according to KLAS-TV. Just four days after the visit, she went to St. Rose Dominican's Blue Diamond campus in Las Vegas with what was characterized as a "sharp" lower abdominal pain that had started the day prior.
After a few tests were run, Dixon was discharged on September 26, according to the lawsuit. She was subsequently told to follow up with a gynecologist, and to go to the emergency room if her symptoms worsened.
She ultimately paid the emergency room a visit around 11:00 p.m. on September 27, with reported vaginal bleeding. The physician there described her condition as the following: "abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, severe dehydration, acute renal failure, leukocytosis, sepsis, lactic acidosis, hypokalemia, sinus tachycardia, metabolic acidoses, pulseless electrical activity, respiratory failure.”
A pimp in New York has reportedly admitted to murdering his prostitute girlfriend and sex trafficking eight other women.
Somorie Moses, also known as "Sugar Bear," apparently known for his "extreme violence," reportedly beat Leondra Foster, 32, to death on January 13, 2017. And then he allegedly used a knife and saw to dismember her body, according to Fox News.
Four days after the horrific event, Moses allegedly disposed of the woman's torso and limbs at a sanitation site in Bronx, New York. However, the head, hands, and feet of Foster were discovered by the authorities in a deep freezer at Moses' Brooklyn home.
A former teacher and youth hockey coach in Carlsbad, California was sentenced to almost 16 years in prison after he was found guilty on Tuesday for playing a role in baiting children into sending sexually explicit images and circulated them online.
Daniel Zachary Dasko, 32, reportedly pleaded guilty to one count relating to the distribution of images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct back in April, per KSWB-TV. However, he is currently out on bond and was ordered to report to prison on October 3.
Dasko apparently lured the minors into sharing explicit material by posing as adolescent girls on social media. It was only then that he would prompt them to send the illegal images.
“This defendant is a sexual predator who used his position as a teacher and coach to inform his sexual interests and to target kids for online abuse,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Andrew Haden.
In a story that will have a big impact on the budget debate this week, the CBS News program 60 Minutes broadcast a report Sunday night on U.S. government aid to Ukraine that revealed that in addition to the billions in military aid to help the country defend against Russia’s invasion, the U.S. has spent nearly $25 billion in non-military aid including paying the salaries of Ukraine’s 57,000 first responders and subsidizing small businesses to keep Ukraine’s economy functioning.
60 Minutes correspondent Holly Williams traveled to Ukraine this summer to report on what the U.S. is funding and how it is being accounted for. The report will give ammunition to both sides of the arguments on the U.S. funding Ukraine, however it is pretty clear the report is intended to buttress those supporting funding Ukraine’s war effort.
Hundreds of Illegal aliens in El Paso, the majority from Venezuela, will be sleeping in the streets since the shelters are at capacity. Among the illegals sleeping on the streets are innocent children. The shelters are so full that they have literally run out of room.
The Biden Regime doesn’t care. Millions of illegals have poured in since January 2021 when he was installed in the White House. It’s deliberate.
Judicial Watch announced today that it received 29 pages of records through the California Public Records Act that confirm illicit labs owned by Chinese nationals housed biologicals in hazardous and non-compliant conditions, multiple infectious agents, and starving and dead mice. Judicial Watch investigators also uncovered court documents which detail the deplorable conditions at the lab (which conducted “COVID” research), including photos of dead mice.
The documents were produced by the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) in response to a request for:
Records and / or communications maintained by the Fresno County Public Health Department, including emails, email chains, email attachments, text messages, meeting minutes, interviews, voice recordings, video recordings, photographs, correspondence, statements, letters, memoranda, reports, briefings, affidavits, inspections, presentations, notes, or other form of record, regarding Prestige BioTech and Universal Meditech Inc.
Prestige Biotech reportedly runs Universal Meditech, Inc.
The records show that, on May 31, 2023, Dr. Rais Vohra, then-interim health officer for the Fresno County Department of Public Health, had issued an order to Prestige to close its operations in Reedley, CA, and clean up dangerous materials at the site:
This Order is issued as a result of the City of Reedley’s attempts at gathering authorized representative contact information, repeated requests of complete lists of biologicals present, and an inspection pursuant to Health Officer Order dated April 21, 2023, which revealed biologicals in hazardous and non-compliant conditions, the presence of multiple infectious agents and pursuant to Title 17 California Code of Regulations Section 2500, and multiple City of Reedley building and fire code violations, including but not limited to, failing refrigeration, and documented out of compliance electrical additions.
A Nigerian scientist has lashed out at projects backed by the likes of Bill Gates and George Soros, who are using Africa to secretly test unproven vaccines and experiment with dangerous technology, killing and maiming millions of people in the process.
Gates has a long history of disastrous medical trials in Africa, most recently involving children who were paralyzed by vaccine-derived polio linked to the new nOPV2 polio vaccine developed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, according to health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi, who announced the news in March this year.
Gates has also supported technology in which particles would be spread in the atmosphere to block sunlight from reaching the surface of the planet, as noted by Forbes. In February, Soros lent his support to a project using solar geoengineering to reflect more sunlight back into space, according to Fortune.
However, Chukwumerije Okereke, director of the Center for Climate Change and Development at Alex Ekwueme Federal University in Nigeria, said these concepts should not be tried out using Africa as a giant petri dish.
Representative Clardy of the Texas House of Representatives, is the living definition of a hypocrite. He voted against school choice in Texas and claimed there was no wokeness in his district. Turns out he sends his kids to private school, is funded by teacher’s unions, and his district’s schools are filled with wokeness.
We decided to do a deep dive into the schools in his district and we found very disturbing content so we reached out to Rep. Clardy for comment and his thoughts on forcing children to attend failing public schools where they are subjected to this material. His response was bizarre on many levels. We will detail it all below so get ready for a wild ride!
IRS agent has claimed that prosecutors in Washington D.C. and California intervened to block U.S. Attorney David Weiss — who has since been appointed as a special counsel overseeing the Hunter Biden investigation — from charging the First Son with more serious crimes. Waldon’s claims echo testimony given by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley.
Waldon — who previously served as the head of the IRS’ Washington field office — testified before the House Ways and Means Committee in a closed-door interview earlier this month. A transcript of the interview was obtained by the Washington Examiner.
“Mr. Weiss went to the U.S. Attorney’s Office — I can’t recall the dates — and they did not agree to prosecute the case in D.C.,” Waldon told the committee.
Waldon was one of several officials from the IRS, FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware who attended an October 7, 2022 meeting that Shapley described as a “turning point” in the investigation. While Waldon did not dispute Shapley’s notes on the meeting, he did share his belief that the meeting was not quite as contentious as his former colleague described it.
Russia’s food safety regulator Rosselkhoznadzor just announced a complete ban starting February 15 on all US corn and soy imports. This is a huge blow to organic and GM farmers alike, though the ban will be instated due to genetically modified crop and microbial contamination.
Assistant Director of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Alexey Alekseenko said:
“Restrictions will be imposed on imports starting from February 15. They (the US) have to establish a system to ensure safety of products imported to Russia.”
China has issued similar bans in the past due to GM contamination, and only recently did an “about face” on the issue. US corn exports to the country recently dropped by 85% after a report detailing GM contamination was released.
Bill Clinton and Pope Francis have joined forces to urge world leaders to pursue human depopulation as a strategy for saving the planet from so-called “global boiling.“
The pope held talks with the former President this week to lay out their plans for meeting the WEF’s “Net Zero” goals.
The two unelected public officials said it was the “moral duty” of all governments worldwide to ramp up their efforts in fighting the “climate change catastrophe.”
The public admission that the elite want to depopulate the planet comes after UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres recently declared that globalists are now tackling “global boiling” as a matter or urgency.
Slaynews.com reports: During a doom-loaded speech in July, Guterres claimed that the Earth has now become “unbreathable” and “the heat is unbearable.”
Six people were have been hospitalized in an outbreak of E. coli linked to ground beef sold by the popular meal kit service HelloFresh, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.
The public health agency put out a notice Wednesday reporting the illnesses that erupted from June 8 to August 17 of this year. Those affected were between the ages of 17 and 69 years old. No deaths were reported as part of the outbreak and none have suffered a severe condition often associated with E. coli that causes kidney failure.
The CDC reports that the number of actual illnesses is likely much higher than reported, as many people who suffer the bacterial infection will not suffer severe enough symptoms to seek out medical attention, and never get tested for it as a result.
Two Americans are alleging the FBI lost or stole their property after seizing it through a “shady” process.
“All we know is that their property was in a box and safe before the FBI broke into the box,” Joe Gay, an attorney with the nonprofit law firm Institute for Justice, told Fox News. “Once the FBI broke into the box, we honestly don’t know exactly what happened.”
“We don’t know if they lost it. We don’t know if somebody pocketed it and walked away,” he continued. “We have no way to know.”
The Institute for Justice filed two lawsuits Friday on behalf of clients who had property seized from their safety deposit boxes in a March 2021 FBI raid on U.S. Private Vaults, a Beverly Hills–based company.
After prevailing in court, and the FBI agreeing to return their property, both Don Mellein and Jeni Pearsons discovered some of their property was missing and suspect the FBI’s haphazard raid or sticky fingers are to blame.
When Tucker Carlson departed the Fox News Channel in April, his enemies cheered. But if they thought the happy warrior had finally been defeated, their judgment was as dismal as their approval ratings. With an assist from Elon Musk, Carlson is reaching an even larger, global audience with his new show, “Tucker Carlson on Twitter (now known as ‘X’).”
The veteran newscaster has expanded his mission: to defeat the mainstream media’s suffocating bias and incuriosity not just about critical events at home but in capitals around the world.
When we reach him, Carlson has just returned from the United Arab Emirates where he met with its president, Mohamed bin Zayed. Carlson pronounces the sheikh “the most interesting, wisest leader I've ever spoken to” — a provocative assessment given that the talk show host sat across from Donald J. Trump last month. Of the Arab leader, Carlson enthuses, “I've never met a more humble leader, ever — and I believe humility is a prerequisite for wisdom.”
Carlson is far less kind about his colleagues in the press. “They're all fearful people,” the 54-year-old scoffs. Instead of holding the powerful to account, “they do exactly the opposite.” Indeed, “they do their bidding.”