Smith: Martial Law Is Unacceptable Regardless Of The Circumstances

July 31, 2020@11:05 PM TFP Editor 0

Smith: Martial Law Is Unacceptable Regardless Of The Circumstances Tyler Durden Sat, 08/01/2020 – 00:05 Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, Back in 2014, hundreds if not thousands of conservatives and liberty movement activists converged on a farm in rural Clark County, Nevada. The purpose was to protest the incursion of federal government agents onto the property of the Bundy family, who had defied pressure from the Bureau of Land Management to stop allowing their cattle to feed on “federal land” in a form of [Read More]

Xi Hails Now “Fully Operational” China-Controlled Satellite Navigation System Which Rivals GPS

July 31, 2020@10:45 PM TFP Editor 0

Xi Hails Now “Fully Operational” China-Controlled Satellite Navigation System Which Rivals GPS Tyler Durden Fri, 07/31/2020 – 23:45 Multiple official statements have come out of China that reveal, predictably enough, that the US pressure and sanctions campaign are not at all curbing its global ambitions or efforts at rapid defense technology modernization. Actually Washington’s hawkish stance is perhaps doing the opposite, given that President Xi Jinping told the Politburo on Friday that “only a strong military can ensure national security” while urging the country to “push forward [Read More]

Susan Rice’s Testimony On Being Out Of Russiagate Loop Doesn’t Add Up

July 31, 2020@10:25 PM TFP Editor 0

Susan Rice’s Testimony On Being Out Of Russiagate Loop Doesn’t Add Up Tyler Durden Fri, 07/31/2020 – 23:25 Authored by Eric Felten via RealClearInvestigations.com, Susan Rice, the vice presidential contender with a high-profile history of questionable public statements, has another dubious claim in her past that until now has escaped scrutiny. Rice swore under oath that as President Obama’s national security adviser she was never told about the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. But former FBI Director James Comey testified that Rice was present when he informed [Read More]

In 3rd Intercept This Week, Russia Scrambles Fighter Jet Against US Spy Plane Over Black Sea

July 31, 2020@10:05 PM TFP Editor 0

In 3rd Intercept This Week, Russia Scrambles Fighter Jet Against US Spy Plane Over Black Sea Tyler Durden Fri, 07/31/2020 – 23:05 The tit-for-tat probing of borders and airspace between the US and Russia has continued, and now this week there’s been no less than three Russian intercepts of American spy planes over the Black Sea. Reuters reports of the latest on Friday: The Russian defense ministry said it had sent an Su-27 fighter plane on Friday to intercept a U.S. surveillance plane over the Black [Read More]

Coronavirus: More than half of furloughed staff ‘back at work’

July 31, 2020@10:00 PM TFP Editor 0

Image copyright EPA More than half of the people furloughed during the pandemic are now back at work, a think tank has suggested. The Resolution Foundation said fewer than 4.5 million workers were currently furloughed, as employers begin contributions toward the scheme. It comes as some businesses face putting workers back on furlough after lockdown easing was halted in England. The government said millions of jobs had been saved because of the furlough scheme. Latest furlough figures showed 9.5 million workers as being on the [Read More]

Escobar: The Heart Of The Matter In The South China Sea

July 31, 2020@9:45 PM TFP Editor 0

Escobar: The Heart Of The Matter In The South China Sea Tyler Durden Fri, 07/31/2020 – 22:45 Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, When the Ronald Reagan and Nimitz carrier strike groups recently engaged in “operations” in the South China Sea, it did not escape to many a cynic that the US Pacific Fleet was doing its best to turn the infantile Thucydides Trap theory into a self-fulfilling prophecy. The pro forma official spin, via Rear Adm. Jim Kirk, commander of the Nimitz, [Read More]

Ford Uses Robot Dogs To Map Plant, Human Surveyors No Longer Needed 

July 31, 2020@9:25 PM TFP Editor 0

Ford Uses Robot Dogs To Map Plant, Human Surveyors No Longer Needed  Tyler Durden Fri, 07/31/2020 – 22:25 Ford Motor Company is set to abandoned traditional human surveyors for robot dogs with sensors to laser map a production plant ahead of retooling. Ford partnered with Boston Dynamics to digitally map its Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Michigan. The data will enable engineers to retool the plant for future products. The ability to use robot dogs, outfitted with sensors, is a much timelier and cost-effective approach than using human surveyors.  “Equipped with five cameras, the [Read More]

Make America Constitutional Again?

July 31, 2020@9:05 PM TFP Editor 0

Make America Constitutional Again? Tyler Durden Fri, 07/31/2020 – 22:05 Authored by James Bovard via The American Institute for Economic Research, The American political system may be on the eve of its worst legitimacy crisis since the Civil War. Early warning signals indicate that many states could suffer catastrophic failures in counting votes in November. The election will occur amidst the vast economic devastation inflicted by a political class that responded to COVID by seizing almost unlimited power. And Deep State federal agencies have already [Read More]

US Takes Unprecedented Step Of Imposing Sanctions On Assad’s Teenage Son

July 31, 2020@8:45 PM TFP Editor 0

US Takes Unprecedented Step Of Imposing Sanctions On Assad's Teenage Son Tyler Durden Fri, 07/31/2020 – 21:45 This week the US imposed a new round of sanctions against the Syrian government, and while this is nothing new, what is gaining attention is the unprecedented step Washington has taken against Bashar al-Assad’s teenage son. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited that the continued sanctions under the ‘Caesar Act’ were geared toward ending Assad’s “brutal war against the Syrian people.”   U.S. Blacklists Hafez Al-Assad, Bashar’s 18 year [Read More]

Black Lives Matter: An Immodest Suggestion

July 31, 2020@8:25 PM TFP Editor 0

Black Lives Matter: An Immodest Suggestion Tyler Durden Fri, 07/31/2020 – 21:25 Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, We don’t like it.  But we won’t deny it.  America’s buried itself under an immense pile of public debt over the last 40 years. Time to grab a shovel and some gloves.  There’s plenty of digging out to do.  There’s also plenty of opportunity in doing it.  We’ll have more on this in a moment.  First, the grim facts… The national debt in 1980 was $908 billion.  [Read More]