March 2020: The Richardson Studies Gazette: Current Events & Analysis

School In Brooklyn Hands Out “Drag Queen In Training” Stickers To 4-Year-Old

You can’t stop progress! — Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News


WARNING: This Video Shows How Far Those in Power Will Go to Maintain Control of a Quarantine

.. Under severe circumstances, those in control will take extreme measures to keep it. This is, has been, and very likely will continue being a norm. Losing control is the worst nightmare for politicians. They know, that once public law enforcement organizations have been overrun, they will be targeted. Should they have their conscience clean, that wouldn´t happen. But in every society of the world, with the extremely few exceptions, the norm seems to be these politicians don´t have it so clean. Therefore, they will do whatever they have to do, to avoid losing their grip. — The Organic Prepper


“No Child Should Feel Stigmatized”: California Bill Would Punish Retailers With Separate Boys And Gi

A bill introduced by a California Democratic lawmaker would punish stores that separate toys, clothing and other children’s items into separate boys and girls sections – forcing them to pay a $1000 fine, according to The Federalist Papers. — ZeroHedge


America’s ‘Hollowed Out’ Nuclear Arsenal Has Left Us Vulnerable

…But the U.S. nuclear scientific-industrial base is so “hollowed-out” that America may never be able to catch-up with Russia and China in modern, new-generation, offensive nuclear weapons that deter Moscow and Beijing and enforce peace. U.S. nuclear weapons are Cold War relics, now long past their original service lives, being refurbished to serve as re-sharpened teeth of America’s nuclear deterrent: — All News Pipeline


Does China Outspend US on Defense?

In 2015 RAND reported, “China can now hold the US Navy’s surface fleet at risk at significant ranges from the mainland”. Two years later the Pentagon calculated, “The PLAN is the largest navy in Asia, with more than 300 surface ships, submarines, amphibious and patrol craft.” — The Unz Review


How to Prevent Corona Virus? Avoid the Flu Shot

….I wonder if the flu vaccine was mandated in China before the coronavirus epidemic began. That could explain why so many Chinese were infected with coronavirus. It is important to keep in mind that the flu vaccine regularly fails most (usually over 90%) who receive it. Not only does it NOT protect you against the flu, it gives the immune system problems identifying other strains of the flu as well as different non-flu like viruses such as…coronavirus. — Dr Brownstein


Confused Biden Calls Himself “Obiden Bama” & Says “We Can Only Re-Elect Donald Trump”

Democrats might prefer that their presidential hopeful front-runner be hidden away somewhere until the general election, given that the more he talks the more it’s impossible to ignore what’s clearly not just the usual gaffes and Bidenisms, but which actually raise questions of cognitive capacities and potential senility. While campaigning Saturday in Missouri, he continued to slur and at moments was barely intelligible — at one point mispronouncing his own name. — ZeroHedge


Can We Trust the COVID-19 Test? What You Need to Know About ELISA and RNA Tests

A glaringly obvious question will inevitably be asked by many: how do we know a test for the virus will be accurate? What if the test is wrong, and somebody is quarantined or forcibly treated when they don’t even have COVID-19? What if the test is wrong and somebody with the virus unknowingly goes out into the world, travels, goes to work, and infects others? Many would be surprised to learn that flaws exist in virus detection. Some say these are massive flaws, in multiple techniques from ELISA tests to RNA detection. — The Organic Prepper


This Is a Test: How Will the Constitution Fare During a Nationwide Lockdown?

… No, what is about to unfold over the next few weeks is a test to see how well we have assimilated the government’s lessons in compliance, fear and police state tactics; a test to see how quickly we’ll march in lockstep with the government’s dictates, no questions asked; and a test to see how little resistance we offer up to the government’s power grabs when made in the name of national security. — John Whitehead


Wikipedia Slashes Spanish Flu Death Rate

From 20% to 2% is a quite a drop. What’s going on?…Clearly there is something wrong with that newly revised figure of 2-3%. The only way to make it work is to also dramatically revise downward the number of deaths. And indeed there’s evidence of editors trying to do that on Wiki with someone citing a December 2018 study which used a controversial “new methodology” to establish a mortality figure of just 17 million. Given that this number has previously been estimated for India alone, this is remarkable revisionism. — Off-Guardian


Wikipedia: A Disinformation Operation?

…Indeed, already in 2007, researchers found that CIA and FBI employees were editing Wikipedia articles on controversial topics including the Iraq war and the Guantanamo military prison. Also in 2007, researchers found that one of the most active and influential English Wikipedia administrators, called “Slim Virgin”, was in fact a former British intelligence informer. More recently, another highly prolific Wikipedia editor going by the false name of “Philip Cross” turned out to be linked to UK intelligence as well as several mainstream media journalists. In Germany, one of the most aggressive Wikipedia editors was exposed, after a two-year legal battle, as a political operative formerly serving in the Israeli army as a foreign volunteer. Even in Switzerland, unidentified government employees were caught whitewashing Wikipedia entries about the Swiss secret service just prior to a public referendum about the agency. — Swiss Propaganda Research


Biden Melts Down In ‘AR-14’ Tirade After Voter Confronts Over Plan To Take Guns

… “I’m not taking your gun away, at all,” Biden continued – to which the man interjects “You were on video saying you were going to take our guns away,” to which Biden replies “I did not say that.” “You did! It’s in a viral video!” the man claps back. Then Biden says “Wait, wait, wait, wait, I’ll take your AR-14s” – a gun which doesn’t exist. — ZeroHedge


EU Chaos: Watch As Turkish Armored Vehicle Pulls Down Border Fence For Migrants

On Friday a video was shared on social media showing that Turkish security forces used an armored vehicle with a rope to pull down the fence at the Greek border and allow migrants to pass. The vehicle, according to Greek media is one of the “HIZIR/ATES” type vehicles with daytime and nighttime border surveillance vehicles, which Turkey received from May to August 2019, financed by a program – ironically enough – mostly paid for by the EU. — ZeroHedge


Your 12-Point Great Depression II Survival Guide

…But, alas, Powell’s bazooka was loaded with blanks. After a brief paring back of losses, the DJIA resumed its downward trajectory, closing the day down 2,353 – or nearly 10 percent. The stock market, you see, knows something that Powell doesn’t know. That is, the damage being done to businesses, in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus, is destroying the economy. Layoffs. Shuttered doors. Empty ports. Quiet railroads. Suspended sports and entertainment venues. No Disneyland. Oil price collapse. No March Madness. More layoffs. Tom Hanks. Bankruptcies. Empty shelves. Panic. — MN Gordon


Doug Casey: The “Greater Depression” Is Coming

Regular readers know Casey Research founder Doug Casey sees the next depression around the corner [and has for a long time]. But as he explains below, “government coercion” planted the seeds for a downturn long before the coronavirus appeared. And Doug’s predicting this “Greater Depression” will break records… — ZeroHedge


Governments Fall Back on Wartime Tactics for Coronavirus

Emergency measures are mostly in the form of travel control, banning flights to and from certain places. There has been talks of mobilizing militaries, in practice efforts are centered on enforcing quarantines that were already declared. Deeper measures as yet don’t seem to be happening. — Anti-War


The State Of Freedom Worldwide

for the 14th year in a row, global freedom has been found to have declined. 64 countries experienced a decline in freedom with only 37 making a move in the right direction. In a particularly worrying development, Freedom House found that 25 out of 41 “established democracies” have also experienced net losses in democracy since 2006. — ZeroHedge


Psychologist: Big Tech Will Use “Subliminal Methods” to Shift 15 Million Votes on Election Day

After the 2016 presidential election, Epstein surmised that search engine bias shifted 2-3 million votes in Hillary Clinton’s favor, and he warns that the number in 2020 could be five times that amount. — Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News


Joe Biden Would Ban All Online Gun and Ammunition Sales as President

This would prove hugely destructive to America’s Second Amendment community. — Big League Politics


Stop Calling It A “Stutter”?: ?Here Are Dozens Of Examples Of Biden Dementia Symptoms

…Clearly, the symptoms of the speech impediment are very distinct from the symptoms of a degenerative neurological disorder. What follows are dozens of examples suggesting the latter, most of which were compiled by the Twitter user @KoenSwinkels. You may be absolutely certain that Trump will not hesitate to highlight this growing mountain of evidence should Democratic Party leadership successfully install Biden as the nominee; in fact both Trump and his Fox News cheerleaders are doing so already. — The Freedom Articles


Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Democrats Cite Wuhan Virus to Push Longstanding Policy Priorities

… But the bill’s sick-leave section creates new obligations for employers to allow employees to accrue sick leave regardless of whether or not there is a national crisis, and which will persist after the pandemic is over. In effect, the bill would impose a paid-leave mandate on employers nationwide, independent of current emergency conditions—a longstanding legislative priority of Democrats, which Republicans have consistently opposed for fear of costs. — Washington Free Beacon


Court Rules That Google Can Legally Manipulate Searches to Influence Political Results

Big Brother can reign as long as it is nominally private, a court rules. — Big League Politics


U.S. government, tech industry discussing ways to harness location data to combat coronavirus

Analyzing trends in smartphone owners’ whereabouts could prove to be a powerful tool for health authorities looking to track coronavirus, which has infected more than 180,000 people globally. But it’s also an approach that could leave some Americans uncomfortable, depending on how it’s implemented, given the sensitivity when it comes to details about their daily whereabouts. — Washington Post


Denmark Passes Law Enabling Forced Coronavirus Vaccinations

The emergency law gives authorities sweeping powers to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain in force until March 2021. Citizens who refuse to be tested for the coronavirus will face fines and potential prison time, and will be prevented from entering shops, grocery stores, public institutions and hospitals while also being restricted from using public transport. — ZeroHedge


Netanyahu Gives Himself Broad Phone Tapping Powers To Fight “Invisible Enemy” Coronavirus

Over the weekend we noted with alarm that the Israeli government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now tapping counter-terror forces and technology to fight the “invisible enemy” of the coronavorus – as Netanyahu put it in a Saturday address. — ZeroHedge


Coronavirus and the Sun: a Lesson from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Fresh air, sunlight and improvised face masks seemed to work a century ago; and they might help us now. —


Amazon Hiring 100,000 Warehouse And Delivery Workers As Coronavirus-Driven Purchases Explode Inc. plans to hire an additional 100,000 employees in the U.S. as millions of people turn to online deliveries at an unprecedented pace and Americans continue to reorient their lives to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. — WSJ


$1.4 Billion In Sporting Event Tickets May Have Just Went “Poof!”

… The Los Angeles Lakers alone, for example, have $82.1 million in tickets tied to finishing the rest of the regular season. The Toronto Maple Leafs have $42.2 million. Over the last week, almost all major sporting leagues have suspended events, led by the NBA who abruptly cancelled a Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma Thunder game last week, before shortly announcing that the rest of the league would be suspended. The Utah’s Jazz’s Rudy Gobert tested positive for the novel coronavirus, it was revealed the next day. — ZeroHedge


February China Economic Data Collapses Massively More Than Expected

… Chinese Retail Sales crashed 20.5% YTD YoY – the first annual drop on record and four times worse than the -4.0% expectation Chinese Industrial Production collapsed 13.5% YTD YOY – the first annual drop on record and more than four times worse than the -3.0% expectation Fixed Asset Investment plunged 24.5% YTD YoY – the first annual drop and more than twelve times worse than the expected 2.% contraction. — ZeroHedge


With All Eyes On Outbreak, Putin Signs Law That Could See Him In Power To 2036

…The proposed change to the Russian constitution is still subject to a national vote, however. — ZeroHedge


Not Just Seniors: French Doctors Report 50% Of ICU Patients Under 60 Years Old, Netherlands Under 50

It’s beginning to look like someone’s lying, as both French and Dutch medical professionals are reporting that half of coronavirus ICU patients are under the age of 60 and 50-years-old respectively. — ZeroHedge


New York Times Deletes Word ‘Wuhan’ From Its Coronavirus Tracking Map

While Wikipedia editors desperately attempt to change the name of ‘Spanish flu’. — Summit News


The Federal Reserve Admits to $9 Trillion in Bailouts

On December 1, the Fed was forced to release details of 21,000 funding transactions it made during the financial crisis, naming names and dollar amounts. Disclosure was due to a provision sparked by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The voluminous data dump from the notoriously secret Fed shows just how deeply the Federal Reserve stepped into the shoes of Wall Street and, as the crisis grew and the normal channels of lending froze, the Fed effectively replaced Wall Street and money centers banks in terms of financing. The Fed has thus far reported, without even disclosing specifics of its lending from its discount window, which it continues to draw a dark curtain around, that it supplied, in total, more than $9 trillion to Wall Street firms, commercial banks, foreign banks, corporations and some highly questionable off balance sheet entities. (Much smaller amounts were outstanding at any one time.) — Wall Street on Parade


Biden Wins!?: Illinois News Station Airs Election Results Day Before Primary

An Illinois news station accidentally aired election day results on Monday showing former Vice President Joe Biden winning Tuesday’s primary election. — ZeroHedge


Visualizing The Secret History Of A Coronavirus Bioweapon

The below visualization The Secret History of Coronavirus Bioweapon is based on GreatGameIndia‘s exclusive report Coronavirus Bioweapon – How China Stole Coronavirus From Canada And Weaponized It — ZeroHedge


Americans Rush To Buy Firearms As COVID-19 Stokes Fear Of Unrest

First it was food, now it’s guns. Americans worried about the impact of coronavirus have been lining up at gun stores across the country, arming themselves as fear of social unrest and food shortages have sparked a surge in preparedness. — ZeroHedge


Must We Kill the Economy to Kill the Virus?

… However, during this shutdown, all “nonessential businesses” are being closed and their workers sent home to shelter in place and to keep “social distance” from friends and neighbors to minimize the risk of spreading this easily transmissible virus. Unfortunately, what is “nonessential” to some — bars, restaurants, hotels, stores, cruise ships, tourist sites, shops, malls — are places of employment and indispensable sources of income for millions of other Americans. — Patrick Buchanan


Coronavirus reveals financial irresponsibility of Americans

How long could you sustain your household if you were to stop earning income? If you are like most Americans, the answer is not for long. Only 40 percent of Americans can afford an unexpected $1,000 expense with their savings. In fact, nearly 80 percent of workers are living paycheck to paycheck. It is no surprise that the probability of an economic recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic caused many to worry. — The Hill


Germany Closes Border to Europeans, But Migrants Still Allowed In

Refugee red carpet will continue, despite global pandemic. — Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News


Twitter Sells Out – Will Allow Chinese Government Propaganda About Virus Origin

it appears Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has once again sold out to the Chinese government (among others). — ZeroHedge


Garrison: Beware The Deep State In A Crisis

If government cared about is, it wouldn’t have allowed the creation of the Federal Reserve and the IRS to steal the fruits of our labor. They wouldn’t allow poisonous GMOs into our food supply. It wouldn’t send young people to fight and die in pointless, endless wars based on lies. It wouldn’t allow babies and toddlers to be brutalized with an ever-growing and already long list of poisonous vaccinations that cause autism. It wouldn’t eagerly strip away our freedoms with each and every crisis. —


Unprecedented Intervention: The Fed Will Purchase $125 Billion In Securities Every Day

… In short, every single day, the Fed will purchase $75BN in Treasurys and an additional $50BN in BMS, for a total of $125BN every day, or an unprecedented $625BN for the week, or more than the Fed’s entire QE2 which was just over $500BN in purchases over 7 months. — ZeroHedge


Kashkari Says Fed Has “Infinite” Amount Of Cash: “We Create It Electronically”

…When asked if the Fed will just “literally print money,” Kashkari admits: “That’s literally what congress has told us to do. That’s the authority they have given us, to print money and provide liquidity into the financial system. We create it electronically and we can also print it, with the Treasury Department, so you can get money out of your ATMs.” — ZeroHedge


Congressman Warns: “I’m Seeing No Discussions About Limits Of State & Federal Power”

…Yet, Massie says in the interview that he is more worried about “the reckless trampling of constitutional rights” than he is about the reckless spending taking place in the name of reacting to a coronavirus threat. Massie explains that the entire population is being conditioned “to embrace a paternalistic government that can give or take any right away from you depending on if there is a crisis or not.” “Once you are conditioned to that,” concludes Massie, “you’ll let the government do anything.” Watch Massie’s interview here: — Ron Paul Institute


“Stop The Coronavirus Corporate Coup”: Here Is A List Of Everyone Demanding A Bail Out

…9. Beer industry wants $5B. Candy industry wants $500M. And on. And on. And on. There will be more — ZeroHedge


One Third Of All Coronavirus Cases Show No Symptoms, Classified China Data Reveals

…According to the South China Morning Post, which cited classified data from the Chinese government, as many as a third of the people who test positive for the coronavirus – also known as “silent carriers” – may show delayed symptoms or none at all. The data show that 43,000 people in China tested positive by the end of February, but had no actual symptoms, the newspaper reported. They were quarantined and monitored, though as we noted last month, in a radical change in how China is underreporting the severity of the disease, asymptomatic cases aren’t included in China’s tally of those infected with the virus. — ZeroHedge


“Critical Medical Supply Shortage”: The Moment US Woke Up To Disaster Of Always Outsourcing To China

No doubt Americans will look back on this current crisis as the moment the country collectively learned its lesson ‘the hard way’ about the dangers of over-reliance on Chinese manufacturing, or sending the vast majority of our manufacturing abroad anywhere for that matter. “The critical shortage of medical supplies across the U.S., including testing swabs, protective masks, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer, can be tied to a sudden drop in imports, mostly from China,” Associated Press reports after a new investigation. — ZeroHedge


Italian Virologist Says Concerns Over “Racism” Crippled Italy’s Coronavirus Response

… “There was a proposal to isolate people coming from the epicenter, coming from China,” Palù told CNN. “Then it became seen as racist, but they were people coming from the outbreak.” Italy is now the hardest hit country in the world in terms of coronavirus deaths, with 3,405 people losing their lives. The need to minimize potential “racism” and “stigmatization” in response to the coronavirus was a policy endorsed by the World Health Organization itself on numerous occasions and adopted by the left-wing Italian government. — Summit News


“10% Of GDP”: US Coronavirus Stimulus Package To Total $2 Trillion

First it was $850 billion. Then $1 trillion. Then $1.2 trillion. Then $1.3 trillion and the market still didn’t care, even as Round 3 of the proposed fiscal stimulus package grew faster than the number or coronavirus cases. — ZeroHedge


How Propaganda Gets Transmitted from China to Leftist Influencers.

Coronavirus is not the only thing that comes from China—social justice talking points do too…. Chinese state media and media officials have waged a deliberate and malicious campaign to deflect blame for the pandemic, going as far as to spread lies about its origins. Even CNN couldn’t help but notice: “Parts of Chinese social media, and even the country’s government, appear to have launched a concerted campaign to question the origin of the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 125,000 people globally.” — Human Events


Senate Releases Full Text Of $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill: Here’s What’s In It

Cash for citizens, gig workers Airlines to get loans, cash-for-equity bailouts Small businesses get cash injections Money for hospitals in healthcare ‘Marshall Plan’ Mortgage relief for wide swath of borrowers Emergency aid for farmers: State and local governments get relief …No aid for Trump properties: Democrats won language that bars any business owned by President Donald Trump or his family from getting loans from Treasury. Businesses owned by members of Congress, heads of executive departments and Vice President Mike Pence also would be blocked from receiving aid under the stimulus program. Oil Industry: A $3 billion provision in the original GOP bill to buy oil for the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve was cut by negotiators. The funding for the emergency stockpiles had been requested by the Trump administration for the purchase of up to 77 million barrels of crude oil to support the domestic industry and boost reserves at cheap prices. Democrats sought to add billions in funding for clean energy in exchange and in the end both were scuttled. — ZeroHedge


47,000 Stores Shutter Across The US As Virtually All Retailers Stop Paying Rent

Even before the coronavirus pandemic ground the US economy to a halt, the US brick and mortar retail sector was facing an apocalypse of epic proportions with dozens of retailers filing for bankruptcy in recent years as Amazon stole everyone’s market share… — ZeroHedge


Why Did Hundreds Of CEOs Resign Just Before The World Started Going Absolutely Crazy?

In the months prior to the most ferocious stock market crash in history and the eruption of the biggest public health crisis of our generation, we witnessed the biggest exodus of corporate CEOs that we have ever seen. And as you will see below, corporate insiders also sold off billions of dollars worth of shares in their own companies just before the stock market imploded. In life, timing can be everything, and sometimes people simply get lucky. But it does seem odd that so many among the corporate elite would be so exceedingly “lucky” all at the same time. In this article I am not claiming to know the motivations of any of these individuals, but I am pointing out certain patterns that I believe are worth investigating. — End of the American Dream


Environmentalist Group: “Corona is the Cure – Humans are the Disease”

The mask slips. … While Extinction Rebellion East Midlands may represent little more than the ravings of one idiot, the notion that humanity somehow deserved coronavirus and that it’s good for the planet has been widely shared by environmentalists and celebrities. — Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News


Like Freedom? Then You Won’t Like the FREEDOM Act

Last Monday, a bipartisan group of Senators and a coalition including libertarian and progressive activists thwarted a scheme to ram through the Senate legislation renewing three provisions of the USA FREEDOM Act (previously known as the USA PATRIOT Act). The bill had already been rushed through the House of Representatives, and most expected it to sail through the Senate. But, instead, Senate leadership had to settle for a 77-day extension. — Ron Paul


For Moscow’s quarantined, 100,000 cameras are watching

A vast and contentious network of facial recognition cameras keeping watch over Moscow is now playing a key role in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus in Russia. The city rolled out the technology just before the epidemic reached Russia, ignoring protests and legal complaints over sophisticated state surveillance. — AFP


The New Federal Reserve as Garbage Can for All Capitalist Debt

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve crossed its latest liquidity free money Rubicon. It announced it will provide unlimited credit–and assume the bad debts, not just of banks, shadow banks, and wealthy investors but for what it called ‘Main St.’ But by ‘Main St.’ it doesn’t mean consumers or households. It means that virtually any capitalist financial enterprise that has bad debt it can now dump it on the Fed. — Counter Punch


How Governments Are Deploying Big Data To Enforce COVID-19 Quarantines

This week a technology startup called Unacast launched a new app called “Social Distancing Scoreboard,” which tracks the GPS location of smartphones and grades geographical regions, such as a town, county, and or even a state, on how well residents in those areas are abiding by the government-enforced social distancing rules. The app creates an index, ranked from A to F, for whether people are staying home or not. — ZeroHedge


The COVID World Order Is Coming

…* Travel Will Never Be The Same Again: Domestic and international travel will never be the same again, with internal restrictions on movement likely becoming commonplace and most foreign guests being required to self-quarantine for a period of time except in special circumstances, thus all but killing the global tourism industry. * Border Control Will Become More Robust: — One World


Snowden warns government surveillance amid COVID-19 could be long lasting

Governments could look for reasons to continue tracking people’s activity, he says. — CNet


Why Washington’s COVID-19 Relief Package Must Be Stopped!

The Senate’s $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package is not fiscal stimulus and it’s not a lifeline for the tens of millions of working people who have suddenly lost their jobs. It’s a fundamental restructuring of the US economy designed to strengthen the grip of the corrupt corporate-banking oligarchy while creating a permanent underclass that will be forced to work for slave wages. This isn’t stimulus, it’s shock therapy. — ZeroHedge


Coronavirus Bill Includes $350 Million For “Migration and Refugee Assistance”

The $2 trillion coronavirus crisis bill that passed the Senate includes a $350 million dollar injection of cash for “Migration and Refugee Assistance,” despite the fact that open borders contributed to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first place. — ZeroHedge


Chicago Mayor Warns, Those Who Go Outside To Exercise Risk Arrest

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot threatened to shut down public areas on Wednesday after becoming increasingly frustrated with people disobeying the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. The mayor’s warning also made clear that anyone breaking the new measure would be fined or even possibly arrested, reported CBS Chicago. — ZeroHedge


How much damage? The true cost of the Senate’s coronavirus relief bill

…Will the cure be worse than the disease? I’m not talking about the Wuhan virus. The American people need to understand that the economic crisis was not caused by COVID-19. Rather, the panic ensued once China stopped lying about COVID-19 and the panic led to state-ordered economic and social shutdowns. In other words, the near-nationwide shutdown – not the virus – is why the U.S. economy now needs rescuing. Metaphorically, governors turned off the ignition, so we should be skeptical that pumping the gas pedal will fix anything. — Tim Kane/The Hill


Stimulus Bill: The Fed and Treasury’s Slush Fund Is Actually $4 Trillion

Americans got their first whiff that this was going to be another massive giveaway to Wall Street banks, just as happened from 2007 to 2010, when White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow appeared at the White House briefing yesterday evening. Kudlow revealed that the stimulus plan is actually a $6 trillion package — $2 trillion to struggling Americans and $4 trillion to dispense as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the Federal Reserve see fit. Since the Federal Reserve has seen fit since September 17 of last year to flood the trading houses of Wall Street with $9 trillion cumulatively in revolving loans, one can reasonably expect that this is where the new $4 trillion will be going. — Wall Street on Parade


These Are the Banks that Own the New York Fed and Its Money Button

The New York Fed has now pumped out upwards of $3 trillion in a period of 63 days to unnamed trading houses on Wall Street to ease a liquidity crisis that has yet to be credibly explained. In addition, it has launched a new asset purchase program, buying up $60 billion each month in U.S. Treasury bills. Based on the continuing escalation of its plans, it appears to be testing the limits of what the public will tolerate. We thought it was time to answer the question: who exactly owns the New York Fed and its magical money spigot that can pump trillions of dollars into Wall Street at the press of a button. — Wall Street on Parade


DOJ Wants Emergency Indefinite Detention Powers to Hold Americans Without Due Process

The Justice Department has sneakily requested Congress to grant it the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies like the China virus pandemic. Politico reports that this is part of a push for new government powers as the novel China virus spreads across the country. — Big League Politics


12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic

… [The government’s anti-COVID19 measures] are grotesque, absurd and very dangerous […] The life expectancy of millions is being shortened. The horrifying impact on the world economy threatens the existence of countless people. The consequences on medical care are profound. Already services to patients in need are reduced, operations cancelled, practices empty, hospital personnel dwindling. All this will impact profoundly on our whole society. — Off-Guardian


Plan to Abolish the Informed Consent Ethical Principle and Vaccinate Everybody

It looks like the coronavirus vaccine will be the first genetically engineered messenger RNA vaccine to be fast tracked to licensure, just like Gardasil was the first genetically engineered virus-like particle vaccine to be fast tracked to licensure. — Lew


Rep. Thomas Massie Versus the Coronavirus Power-Grabbers in Government

Fear of coronavirus, or the use of such fear being present among the people to justify expanding control, is driving decisions in much of American local, state, and national governments. Limiting international travel, prohibiting people from eating or drinking in restaurants and bars, imposing curfews, ordering “nonessential” businesses shut, and banning gatherings of more than a certain number of individuals are among the mandates governments have put in place in the name of fighting coronavirus. — Ron Paul Institute


“Travel Papers” and the Pandemic Patriot Act 2.0

Did you ever think we’d reach the point in the United States where you had to have papers to freely travel from one place to another? It appears we’re at the point. The MTA issued “travel papers” to their workers — The Organic Prepper


Mobile Phones to Track and Trace Coronavirus

The threat of Big Brother watching you is always a danger, particularly so in unprecedented times. So perhaps we should not be surprised that in the literary home of Big Brother here in the UK, the government has started discussions with mobile phone operators about gaining access to subscribers’ location data in an attempt to ensure, and if necessary enforce, social-distancing guidelines and thus limit the spread of the coronavirus. — EE Times


“The Situation Is Unthinkable” – Restaurant Suppliers Give Away Unsold Produce As Industry Freezes

restaurants that order 100s of tons of produce per year. “Our revenue in Paris has gone to zero, our New York revenue has gone pretty much to zero,” said Fubini. Restaurant sales account for about two-thirds of Natoora’s revenue. — ZeroHedge


Bezos And Other Corporate Execs Sold Billions In Stock Before COVID-19 Rocked Market

Jeff Bezos and other corporate executives across the country sold approximately $9.2 billion in shares of their own companies between early February and the end of last week, salvaging potential losses of up to $1.9 billion, according to an analysis of more than 4,000 regulatory filings by the Wall Street Journal. — ZeroHedge


In Stunning Show Of Hypocrisy, China Shuts All Borders To Foreigners Over Virus Fears

Specifically, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing “does not agree with the approach adopted by individual countries to create tension or even panic” by closing borders, trade, and flights to and from China. WHO boss Tedros also piled on – saying these flight bans and border closures were racist. And of course, AOC and the extreme left also chimed in on the ‘racist’ OrangeManBad in The White House and his (now clearly life-saving) Chinese flight bans. — ZeroHedge


A Record 3.3 Million Americans Just Filed For Unemployment Benefits

the largest number of new claims for unemployment benefits ever recorded in a single week prior to this year was 695,000 during the week that ended October 2nd, 1982. So that means that what we are now witnessing is completely unprecedented, as The US Department of Labor reports a stunning increase of 3.283 million people sought initial jobless claims last week amid the virus lockdowns (almost double the expectation of a 1.7million increase). — ZeroHedge


China Just Sent 150,000 Test Kits To Prague And 80% Of Them Didn’t Work

China has claimed to have made donations of ventilators and testing kits to countries like Iran and Italy over the last week, seemingly trying to now play “good cop” with the neighboring countries it is likely at fault for infecting. Meanwhile, we have been pointing out obvious inconsistencies with the information coming out of Beijing as it has been happening. And in terms of faking the notion of helping the rest of the world, China can’t even do that right. — ZeroHedge


IV Vitamin C “Widely Used” To Treat COVID-19 In NY Hospitals

…Despite an observable urge for the regulatory agencies to crush the culture of vitamins and erase their history, it’s leaking out into the mainstream that intravenous (IV) vitamin C in high doses is effective against COVID-19. — The Organic Prepper


Coronavirus job losses could total 47 million, unemployment rate may hit 32%, Fed estimates

The coronavirus economic freeze could cost 47 million jobs and send the unemployment rate past 32%, according to St. Louis Fed projections. There are nearly 67 million Americans working in jobs that are at a high risk of layoffs, according to the analysis. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said last week that the initial estimates are grim but the plunge should be short-lived. — CNBC


Alabama and Massachusetts Are Handing the Addresses of People With Coronavirus Over to Police

Privacy advocates say it won’t protect first responders and it exposes the sick to privacy violations. —


Supplies…Tight Nationwide As Food Distribution Systems Break Down

All across America, store shelves are emptying and people are becoming increasingly frustrated because they can’t get their hands on needed supplies. Most Americans are blaming “hoarders” for the current mess, but it is actually much more complicated than that. Normally, Americans get a lot of their food from restaurants. In fact, during normal times 36 percent of all Americans eat at a fast food restaurant on any given day. But now that approximately 75 percent of the U.S. is under some sort of a “shelter-in-place” order and most of our restaurants have shut down, things have completely changed. — End of the American Dream


Idaho becomes first U.S. state to ban trans athletes

Two bills limit trans women and girls from competing in female sport and bar trans people from changing their birth certificates — Reuters

British Scientific Advisors: China Covering Up Full Extent Of Coronavirus; Could Be 40 Times Worse T

Government believes that the communist state is “seeking to build its economic power during the pandemic with predatory offers of help” — Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News


After Receiving $25 Million Coronavirus Bailout, JFK Center Stops Paying Musicians

After receiving a controversial $25 million bailout (which would pay for a lot of respirators), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts notified nearly 100 musicians with the National Symphony Orchestra that they won’t receive paychecks after April 3rd, according to the orchestra’s COVID-19 Advisory Committee obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. — ZeroHedge


Joe Biden: “Believe All Women” (Except The One Accusing Me Of Sexual Assault)

Reade says that after she revealed some of Biden’s inappropriate behavior, she was accused of doing the bidding of Vladimir Putin, according to The Intercept. — ZeroHedge


Mayor Grants NYPD Power To Issue Fines Up To $500 For Failing To ‘Social Distance’: Live Updates

…New York City is a hot spot, and soon New Orleans is going to be just as bad, but we’re still a long way from all-out chaos. * * * Update (1735ET): As the US confirms new cases at a rapid clip, with 911 calls in NYC at their highest level since 911, and ambulances dropping off comatose patient after comatose patient all of whom are have trouble breathing, the number of confirmed cases in the US is nearing 150,000, with 2,414 deaths. — ZeroHedge


“If Getting Us Into $6 Trillion More Debt Doesn’t Matter, Then Why Not $350 Trillion?”

…Massie also pointed out that among the bill’s key provisions was the even greater entrenchment of Fed secrecy, a Fed which in theory is there to serve the people yet which has successfully defended against an open audit for over a decade: This bill creates even more secrecy around a Federal Reserve that still refuses to be audited. It allows the Federal Reserve to make decisions about who gets what, how much money we’ll print. With no transparency. Massie was referring to the fact that the bill repeals the sunshine law for the Fed’s meetings until the end of the year, or until the President says the coronavirus threat is over, which may very well be never. That, as Wall Street on Parade notes, “could make any FOIA lawsuits to unleash details of what’s going on next to impossible since it has been codified in a federal law.” The bill states the following: — ZeroHedge


Coronavirus Is Not Even Close to America’s Biggest Problem

The COVID-19 pandemic can be used to illustrate two problems that are both more destructive than the virus. The problems relate to how Americans view the role of government in their lives and to the belief that government money can always fix problems. Let’s look at the money issue first. The immediate reaction of our government to the virus threat was to spend massive amounts of money. The latest news is that politicians plan to “boost” the economy with nearly two trillion dollars in spending and loans. “The package is coming in at about 10% of GDP. It’s very large,” says Larry Kudlow. For a plan of this size to sound like a good idea, you need to ignore some important economic facts. — American Thinker


Why France is hiding a cheap and tested virus cure

The French government is arguably helping Big Pharma profit from the Covid-19 pandemic — Asia Times


Suspending the Constitution: Police State Uses Crises to Expand Its Lockdown Powers

“That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn’t even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn’t even an enemy you could put your finger on.”? Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale You can always count on the government to take advantage of a crisis, legitimate or manufactured. This coronavirus pandemic is no exception. — John Whitehead

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