Trade Wars

By Alasdair Macleod – Re-Blogged From

An overt trade war has commenced. President Trump has fired the starting gun, setting in motion an election promise, part of his Make America Great Again undertaking. It is a blow squarely aimed against China, costing China some trade perhaps, but basically a loser’s last roll of the dice.

The back story appears to be far deeper than some relatively minor tariffs on steel and aluminium would suggest. It comes after a prolonged period of shadow-boxing between America in the blue corner and Russia and China in the red. To pursue the boxing analogy, China and Russia have been soaking up America’s punches on the basis America would simply tire herself out. It has been a replay of Muhammed Ali’s dope-on-a-rope strategy in the rumble-in-the-jungle, with America cast as George Foreman.

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Amazing Amount Of Gold The US Exported Since 2000

By SRSrocco – Re-Blogged From

The U.S. exported a stunning amount of gold since the turn of the century.  As the price of gold surged along with the massive increase in U.S. debt, gold exports jumped to record highs.  In 2012 alone, the United States exported nearly 700 metric tons of gold.  The total amount of U.S. net gold exports over the past 17 years equaled the combined gold reserves of six high ranking countries.

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Global Trade: Looking at the Big Picture

Mark Fleming-Williams   By Mark Fleming-Williams – Re-Blogged From Stratfor


  • Global trade is in flux after the United States has made clear that it is no longer willing to take the lead.
  • While the United States wants to shake up international commerce, China wants to preserve the status quo, and Europe wants to continue on the post-war path.
  • The divergent interests of other countries and blocs, including China, Japan and the European Union, will make substantial alignment without the United States difficult.

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Open Letter to President Donald Trump

By Bob Tisdale – Re-Blogged From

Subject: Has the UN’s Human-Induced Global Warming/Climate Change Movement Always Been Based on International “anti-growth, anti-capitalist, anti-American” Agendas?

Dear Mr. President:

I am writing you this open letter to ask you for your insights into the “anti-growth, anti-capitalist, anti-American” agendas behind the international catastrophic human-induced global warming/climate change movement, as discussed by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in her 2002 memoir Statecraft.

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Trump May Push, but Pakistan Won’t Budge

 Re-Blogged From Stratfor

The new year has brought renewed troubles for the already faltering relationship between the United States and Pakistan. On New Year’s Day, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a tweet accusing Pakistan of “lies & deceit” despite receiving $33 billion in U.S. aid for its cooperation in the war in Afghanistan. The next day, the White House announced that it would continue to withhold the $255 million worth of aid that had been earmarked for Pakistan in 2016, citing insufficient action against anti-NATO militants. And on Jan. 4, the White House said it would suspend $900 million in security assistance promised in 2017 and place Pakistan on a list of countries violating religious freedom.

A map shows Afghanistan, Pakistan and the surrounding region.

Greatest Transfer Of Wealth

By Rory Hall – Re-Blogged From

The past few days I have been reminded of how important silver is to our world and how silver is the one asset the world needs in order to function to a high level. Actually, silver is necessary for our world to function at even the most basic level where power/energy/information is running through wires. Silver makes it possible.

With all these Western nations, basically, invading, destroying China were about silver. China was importing all the world’s silver even though they had no natural mines they owned 25% of the world’s silver. England had massive trade deficits with them. When England couldn’t balance it back because the Chinese didn’t want the British finished goods they (Britain) imported opium into there and destroyed China. Which led to the rise of Mao and communism and all this other stuff. ~Chris Duane, The Daily Coin

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These Are the High-Tech Weapons the US Might Use Against North Korea

By Greg Walters – Re-Blogged From

The Hermit Kingdom’s recent successes in missile testing are fueling the Pentagon’s search for high-tech measures that might knock out command-and-control structures or even missiles in mid-flight.