China Trade War – MSM Playing The Wizard Of Oz…

CNBC’s Emma Newberger has published an article claiming that Goldman Sachs the has stated; “cost of tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump last year against Chinese goods has fallen “entirely” on American businesses and households…”   Goldman says there are two very detailed, item level studies that prove that Chinese imports remain at the same price. In addition, the US GDP could be hit by a .4% decline.

I suppose to some this sounds devastating. But when analyzed just a bit, the entire article is misleading at best, an illusion, and a tactical study in propaganda at the very least.

The article does not provide any link to any studies. It cites no statistics.   There is no historical graph.   In fact, it is red Jello with absolutely no cherries. Hospital food.

Between 2016 and 2017, the Consumer Price Index, before the levy of ANY tariffs, rose 2.1%.   In 2018, the CPI increased 1.9%.   Between 1970 and 2018, the CPI rose 25% with a starting point of -10%.   This increase coincides with the increase in the ‘money supply’ which doubled into Nirvana land during the Obama administration.

As for the US GDP rate, in 2017 it was 2.3%. In 2018, GDP increased to 2.9%. And in the first quarter of 2019, it increased 3.2%.   A .4% decline from the previous year would amount to a total reduction of .0116 resulting in a new rate of 3.18%.

Just three months ago, the very liberal CNN authored a story in which they claim that “the Chinese economy has slowed severely.   It has hit its lowest level in three years.   And it is much, much weaker than government figures suggest.” Local businesses blame the trade wars.   Senior China economist at Capital Economics claims the economy of China shrank 3% last year making the Goldman Sachs argument smell like a dairy farm.

The problem with the media is they do not have the power to ‘delete’ history, and so instead they attempt to rewrite it.   But a five minute research by anyone can quite literally unfold the truth and reveal a plethora of lies. In politics, they call them ‘gaffes’.   In the media, they are fake news.

Goldman Sachs is thus guilty of – fake news.

Barron’s claims that the US economy is slowing down. They site different methodologies for measuring the growth and choose to eliminate certain ones so as to lower the actual numbers.   But a measurement is only so good as it’s comparable historical measure. To conveniently eliminate certain industries because they might ‘artificially inflate’ the number means one would have to eliminate those numbers for all history. It is a defeating argument, designed to manipulate and propagandize the economy.

In essence, when analyzing the manufacturing industry of the US, Barron’s has determined that the current outlook is ‘half as bad’ as the decline from 2014-2016 during the Obama reign.

All numbers are intertwined.   If economists are going to extrapolate specific numbers without looking at the whole, then there will always be fluctuations, but the whole is the ultimate grade of an economy, not the individual parts.

The Gestalt theory, expressed in psychological terms in the 1920’s, understood that the whole is a sum of the parts.   Thus extracting ‘a part’ denies the whole. My father named his sailboat, “Gestalt”.

If one reviews the news from farmer and agriculture sites, as opposed to political news sites, the concerns are not so much China as: weather, disease, techniques, herbicides, trends, organics, toxicity, soil – all the normal discussions among those inside the industry.

What they aren’t discussing is – China.

What this reveals is that the MSM is manufacturing a Farming crisis without a farmer, they are creating an Economic crisis without a study or statistic, and they are creating an illusion without – magic.

In fact, the MSM is no different than the Wizard of Oz, a slight, old man, standing behind a great curtain, using machines to create smoke and noise so as to scare Dorothy and her companions, when in fact, there is nothing wrong – at all – and they all can find what they want inside themselves without the idiotic, narcissist behind the curtain.

POOF….

Trump’s China Trade War – The Facts

The Federal Reserve and the World Bank at the behest of a handful of economists who are decidedly left leaning have published two scathing reports which claim that Trump’s trade war with China is costing US taxpayers upwards of $68 billion annually.

Of course the statements are biased. Of course they represent an agenda and potential fodder. If they are true.

Economists are an interesting breed. They sit in glass houses and create a conclusion without seeming to have a basic understanding of real world business and tend to adamantly disagree with each other on a broader scale while presenting a portion of the facts.

Somewhat like the climate change fiasco.

Trades are business contracts. They may be executed as a one-time transaction, transactions that occur over a series of months, and often are transactions that are locked years.   They take time to execute. Terms are pre-determined. Terms are re-negotiated.

These ‘Economists’ have made a determination based on data that is virtually impossible to track. In addition, their supposition ‘estimates’ an annual cost. But even that is wholly unreliable because the Tariffs were imposed over the course of several months in 2018, with intellectual property, aluminum and steel at the forefront.   They effectively began in July and phased in over a number of months.

China’s “implemented and ‘proposed’ tariffs” would affect $110 billion of imports. That does not mean the US exports stop. It means they will be levied a tariff which will effect the profit margin.

The economist’s reports both extrapolate the outcome as an annual loss. A year has not yet occurred.   In fact, there is only two months of trade numbers in 2019 to analyze. Certainly one can extrapolate based on previous data… right? Yes and no.

It is like a poll wherein a random sample of 1000 Democrats all residing in New York are sampled and the results will determine the US Presidential election…

Example:   During Obama’s reign trade data is available on a monthly basis.   At the end of 2008 when Obama came into office, the US trade deficit with China was roughly $268 billion.   By the end of 2016 when Obama left office, it was $347 billion. Before any tariffs had any measurable impact, by the end of 2017 the deficit had climbed to $375 billion.

This ‘non-important’ deficit has climbed every single year since it began in 1986. Since 2000, it has quadrupled. And not one sitting President did a damn thing.

Suddenly, with two measurable months of data available for 2019, the media is calling Trump’s trade war a calamity.

In actuality, the value of imports for January and February of 2019 were down 10% and 20% respectively compared to the previous year – before any tariffs were imposed.

Lets look at another trading partner – Germany.

When Obama came into power that deficit was roughly $28 billion. By the time Obama left office that deficit had spiked to nearly $65 billion. It torched at $68 billion by the end of 2018, well before Trump’s tariffs took effect. The first two months of 2019, the deficit had lowered nearly 10%.

Even in the world of an Economist, 2 months is clearly not enough of a data set to make any conclusion or opinion.   And yet they do. Why?

Obviously it is an attempt to discredit Trump and provide fodder for Democrats who are bent on finding fodder because they are frustrated with the incorrigible corruption, instead of truth.

What this also reveals is the larger picture in which both the US Federal Reserve and the World Bank are colluding in this massive demonization of all things Trump.     It also reveals that these institutions have provided absolutely no guidance or stipulations or concern for the annual increase in US trade deficit for the last 30 years.

Which technically is a reflection on their incompetence. Economic Policy is their mainstay. Their existence. So obviously they did not have the US in their sights for at least 30 years.

Why?
1) According to it’s own website, the World Bank’s field of study is on ‘Developing Countries’.   So why did they commission a report on Trump’s China trade – two well developed countries outside of the scope of their jurisdiction?

2) The second part of these reports claims that US agriculture farms have been hit hard by Trump’s tariffs.   But the agriculture business isn’t the mom and pop farm of a hundred years ago. Mainstream media have been sounding the alarm on the changing face of farms for a decade or two.

Statistics: Most small farms are ‘hobby farms’.   Tax incentives during the Bush and Obama years gave wealthy elites the ability to classify their compound acreage in the middle of such places as Long Island and the Hamptons as farmland, take a tax benefit, and produce enough to feed a cat.

Secondly, ‘large farms make up less than 4% of all farms and account for more than 66% of all sales. And that number continues to edge higher.   They are corporate farms.

And third, the Federal government continues to subsidize small farms up to $20 billion annually.

The value of agricultural exports to China is roughly $23 billion, which represents about 5% of all production in US.

It isn’t just the US Swamp that is fearful of Trump. It is The Swamps that exist globally.   He has turned their power off. He has broken the rules. He does not recognize their structure. And he wants to fix the chaos that they have so dedicatedly created for well over a hundred years.

Certainly there have been a few anomalies in the US; Kennedy, surely. But his fate and that of his brother reveal how determined the International Swamp is to maintain their brotherhood as is.

Lastly, the Federal Reserve Bank:   What is their job? Primarily – to address ‘banking panics’. Secondarily to manage money supply.   In 2012 when Obamanomics was considered an economic catastrophe the response of the Federal Reserve was not to commission economist papers, but to ‘do something’ to leverage that catastrophe. They have no business commissioning reports – outside of their Banking duties.

Trump recently threatened to take down the Federal Reserve; his animosity for that corrupt regime has been no secret.

The Enemy of my Enemy is My Friend.

Trump has been in office two+ years. He has fought for The People while being verbally attacked, legally attacked, his family in jeopardy, his life threated, and still he rose for us.  They are – running scared.

China and US Trade Alliance – Powerhouse!

The World Socialists are teetering precariously as their internal bastion of corruption leaks through Holland’s Dyke. 

France’s Macron is being splashed across European headlines as he touts a ‘European Renaissance’ amidst the crumbling infrastructure and political chaos that is devouring his own country.  The Deutsche Welle media outlet is spouting terminology such as ‘revival’ and ‘visionary’ to emphasize the greatness of what is essentially Macron’s EU Nationalism. The dirty word.   The core of Macron’s vision which isapparently ‘on everyone’s lips’ is …. drum roll… ‘Climate Change’.   The initiative?  A Climate investment bank.   Problem? There already is a Climate Investment Bank, it is called The Green Climate Fund which is administered by the UN.

Macron’s speech goes on to demand that the EU protect itself from US and Chinese competition through a Nationalized trade agreement, Aachen, between Germany and France.

Somehow the rest of the EU countries weren’t included in this EU vision.  Odd.

Canada’s Social darling Trudeau is embroiled in his own seascape of flooding waters as implications of bribery and corruption in a case between Trudeau, his government, and a company, SNC-Lavalin, unfolds.  Treasury cabinet Minister, Jane Philpott, has resigned her position stating the ‘current circumstances’ make her ability to defend the Cabinet ‘untenable’.

SNC-Lavalin paid bribes to the Canadian government in the form of illegal contributions in order to assure that the Canadian government wouldn’t prosecute them for paying bribes to obtain contracts in Canada and Libya.

This is how Socialism works in reality.

In the meantime, the US Socialist plant, Ocasio-Cortez, and her campaign manager, Chakrabarti, are being investigated for transferring $885,000 worth of campaign contributions to various self-controlled LLC’s through their PAC Justice Democrats.  Basically, it is a Ponzi scheme of moving money between various companies in order to evade FEC regulations concerning finance reporting requirements.  Oops.

Not only could this ‘arrangement’ result in significant fines, but jail time is also a possibility.

Socialism.  It is an art form.

Amidst the surge of socialist flooding, Trump continues to hold the helm toward Making America Great Again despite the media rhetoric and constant defamation.

Trump is doing what he does best – negotiating.  While the political purities who have no business acumen deride and find fault, they reveal their utter lack of understanding anything outside political bribery.

Trump is negotiating the deal of the century with China’s Xi Jinping.  This deal is revolutionary given China has never entered into a government modeled trade agreement with any nation ever.   It is considered one of the most legally complex negotiations in history and marks a true Champion of an alliance.  Aligning the world’s two largest powerhouses would in effect completely redefine the world.

The naysayers are squeezing through the thumbhole of the Dyke giving all sorts of explanations why the China-US trade deal is no big deal.   Shearing claims such a deal will not ‘jolt the global economy’.  And perhaps the key point is the term ‘global’.  True, it won’t benefit the EU.  It won’t benefit Canada.  But isn’t that the point?  Trump isn’t working to benefit the globalization globe, he’s working to benefit the US.  Period.

In addition, these naysayers are quick to point out that a deal hasn’t actually materialized yet.  Details are scarce.  And North Korea didn’t succumb to Trump’s demands.  Yet.

But if one reads inside the China landscape and the markets that have just now become significantly more positive, the wall would seem to have been razed.  It is a complicated lengthy process, but one that would see both sides working toward a new future.  And unlike the Iran deal, in which Obama gave Iran $150 billion without Congressional approval, China is a cutting edge economy rivaling the US for first place.    The Iran deal was basically a bidding war by European and US businesses to grow their economy while reaping profits.  It had no relative benefit to the US or the US citizens.  I wonder if Obama bought shares in some of those bidding companies?

China’s economy is worth $12,237.7 billion.  Iran’s economy is worth $430.7 billion, or 3.5% of China’s.

Figure it out.

World Economic Forum -A Soros Hollywood Affair

The Davos Summit or World Economic Forum, is nearly over and they are coming away with some major accomplishments as they prepare to board their Gulf Stream jets and jettison away into the swirl of yellow plume skies…

What have they accomplished so far?

Nothing.  They just talked the talk while ignoring the walk and readied to leave in a surge of CO2 pollution as their 1500 jets blazoned the skies.   It was no different than the G-20 Summit, the G-8 Summit, The Paris Accord Summit, the NATO Summit, the Healthcare for all Summit, The Inspire Summit, the BRICS Summit and the 100+ other annual Summits that are really about a bunch of back slapping politicians, Hollywood actors and self-proclaimed activists who want to hear themselves speak.  Yes – celebrities are invited to attend because the Summit awards artists (actors and musicians) the Crystal Award.  Actors describe their ‘vision of the world’ because of course theirs is pre-eminent.  It has devolved into a Summit of fantasyland narcissists and uber elite narcissists discussing what is best for their subjects, The People.  How droll.

In November 2018, there were no less than 25 separate ‘Summits’, in October there were 21, you get the drift…  These Summits have become a forum for self grandizing.  Do we really believe that the likes of Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett should decide world policies?

Merkel managed to slam Trump and the Deplorables while sending her Foreign Minister to plead with Trump to be like Obama, pretty please.   And Soros, who is an annual attendee, gave a scathing speech about China and XI Jinping while continuing his criticism of Facebook and Google – two major operatives of – Soros.  Soros is furious with Jinping because China continues to move away from his open society initiative toward a more sovereign nation and that is cause for a scurrilous spiel of expletive laced spew!

While the media in the UK and US was cryptic in their reference to President Trump’s nonattendance, Macron, Lavrov, Xi Jinping and Theresa May were all absent as well.  Each sited their own reasoning, which amounted to resolving issues at home.

What Soros offered was a new and improved United Nations that would rule the world under the tenants of his open society premise instead.  He emphasized repressive regimes with IT monopolies that his open society could not ‘destroy’ so as to initiate his plan to infiltrate his own monopolies (Facebook and Google) which espoused his ideals and rules of order and chaos.

But Soros anger may have a core point to his blistering, blustering anger.  According to Zero Hedge, of the 12 biggest Billionaires in attendance, Soros was the only one to have secured a net lost in the last ten years amounting to – 61%.  And he’s peeved!   Everyone else saw their wealth expand exponentially including the top tier Zuckerberg at 1853%, Marc Benioff at 829% and Steven Schwarzman at 486%.

The venue menu included a Caesar salad for a mere $48, a club sandwich for $42.50, and a hamburger for $41.  But hey, given that state taxpayers foot the bill… nyeh.

At the end of it all, everyone goes back to their respective country, yawns, and continues along the same path they were on the previous week, the previous month and previous years as though nothing has changed.  Those that desperately want globalization return home to push – globalization, and those that don’t, push sovereignty.   It is a waste of time, money and pollutants.

And yet they continue ad nauseum each and every year.

I applaud Trump for shrugging it off.

So what happened at the 2018 Summit – a Year in Reflection?

Soros stated that Trump wanted to create a mafia state.  Soros blasts Social Media giants because they didn’t garner him the US election as he demanded.   Dhragi hits out on Trump comments on the dollar.   Soros tells the EU they should prop up Africa’s economy.   Soros hits out on China and Russia totalitarianism.  Soros says Trump is a temporary phenomena who will disappear in 2020.  Soros says the survival of the world is at stake because of Jinping and Trump.

Do you see a pattern… help me please!  The entire summary of the summit was about what ‘Soros Said’.

And some pundit, Jennifer Jacobs, a White House spokesperson for Bloomberg, is aghast because Trump dared to schmooze upwards of 15 company executives while in attendance.   I mean, isn’t that what everyone – does?

The bottom line. Soros speeches indicate he is deathly afraid of Jinping and Trump – not even Putin was awarded the typical demonization reprimand. What is most telling is the fact that Soros unabated fear would seem to highlight the fact that he has lost his ju-ju (to borrow a word from a friend), and he is sliding into obscurity and failure.  I imagine for a man of Soros character, failure is far worse than Hell.

China Spygate: Arrest of Huawei CFO

Canadian officials arrested Huawei’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou, for allegedly violating sanctions against Iran. Canada claims they did so at the behest of the US and extradition will follow.  But no one in the US seems to have a clue who ordered the arrest, and given that arrests for sanctions violations have never been conducted by the US, the entire scheme seems more than a bit odd, if not a setup, if not falsely reported.

Typically, charges for violations are brought by the Justice Department and involve heavy fines – not arrests.  In this case, HSBC was the favored means of laundering according to reports.  HSBC has a history of laundering with the dubious honor of holding the largest sanctions fine as of 2012 at $1.3 billion as part of a prosecution agreement and $665 million in civil penalties.   At the time, the customers included Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma.  No individual was prosecuted.  In 2014, BNP beat the previous honor and agreed to fork over $8.9 billion in penalties after admitting to laundering transactions involving Iran, Sudan and Cuba.  NO prosecution of individuals ensued.

Bolton has claimed he was both aware in advance – and unaware of the arrest.  Trump was most emphatically unaware, which begs the questions who, why, and how?

The announcement was parlayed on the same day that Trump announced progress in trade talks with China’s Xi Jinping.  And thus alludes to the belief that the arrest was an attempt to defrock the positive and tank the stock market.   China has been relatively quiet, Xinhau News making no comment today, and yesterday relaying a press release that was the only press release available to all media outlets.

Canada has released partial information given a ban on media was requested and granted on Ms. Wanzhou’s request.   According to the Canadian government, they state that Wanzhou, who is ‘Chinese’ is suspected of working for the Chinese government and is a spy.  Which would make the Iran sanctions violation a distraction over the real reason for the arrest.

Ren Zhengfei, founder and President of Huawei Technology, is Wanzhou’s father.  Ren was a member of the Peoples Liberation Party where he worked in the military division as an IT Researcher.  He later joined the Communist Party of China.

Due to his military and Party affiliations, India felt Huawei presented a security concern and barred them from winning particular contracts.   Other countries have made similar security concern comments, but no one – did anything.   Huawei’s attempt to buyout US 3Com was forcibly collapsed due to spying concerns.   They have been on the radar and skated.

Hauwei manufactures telecommunications equipment, smartphones, and networking equipment.  Allegations have arisen that its equipment could contain ‘backdoors’ allowing unauthorized surveillance by the Chinese government and the PLA.  The company response was that their equipment posed no greater threat than any other company – which is legal speak for ‘everyone’s doing it’.  As such, miffed, August 2018, they stated that they would pull out of the US market.  Not quite so easily done.

Huawei is enmeshed in various partnerships with:  Motorola, T Mobile, Honeywell, GE, Deutsche Telekom, Groupe PSA, Symantec, Siemens and others.  Well ingrained in equipment throughout the world, it has overtaken Apple in sales of smartphones and is well on its way to being one of the top five cloud computing companies.

Obviously the Iran sanction violation is a media distraction.  The gag order is being contested.  But given the fact that China is actually being relatively silent regarding the entire situation would indicate that they know considerably more.

The arrest might also be a different backdoor – a bargaining chip…

For an arrest to have been made, evidence of the allegations would be necessary.  The Justice Department is currently head by Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, hardly a light weight.   He is an avid Trump supporter, and faithful to draining The Swamp.

The media has claimed that William Barr heads the list for Trump’s pick for Attorney General, however whether Barr wants the nomination is unclear and confirmation could easily take months, thereby giving Whitaker reign on the possibility of China spygate.

Tariffs anyone?

 

China Trade Deficit: A Work-In-Progress

The New York Times, CNN and Chris Wallace have all rallied behind a defeatist propaganda stream that the US-China deal is a failure…  The New York Times claims the China deal has been ‘rebuffed’.   Oddly, that would seem to be a quote from the New York Times and NOT China…  And Fox News host, Chris Wallace, who is a diehard Democrat, went head to toe with Mnuchin attempting to expound on his ignorance and ill-informed China diplomacy, only to find he was out-maneuvered.   Mnuchin was taut and to the exact point for each query, pointing out at the end that Wallace had somehow forgotten about – Iran.  Tch.

The annual trade deficit with China has been roughly $500 billion annually under Obama. During his entire administration he did absolutely nothing to change that negative strategy.   Obama’s cleverly devised China strategy was to build alliances with Japan, South Korea and The Philippines while putting more troops on Australia.  He and Kerry were sure that China wouldn’t notice this dramatic move, and if Jinping did surely he would completely acquiesce and give up.

Trump has indicated a ‘goal’ of a $200 billion reduction.   The EU is quite jittery given the economic consequences could simply mean China shifts trade with the EU to the US.  The EU already has its own significant trade deficit and this could derail them further.

What is becoming abundantly clear is the vast difference in having a politician run the country verses a businessman.   Politicians are being out-maneuvered at every curve in the horse race, their faces filled with the dust of the winning horses.  And ultimately, it would appear that the US, China and Russia will emerge the winners.  An odd shift in alliances.  But given the Swamp originates in the EU, an understandable game plan is clearly in the works.

China’s mainstream news source, Xinhau, is lauding the China-US negotiations as a means of meeting the needs of The People.  Yet the US MSM refuse to give credit where credit is due.  Why?  Because it isn’t about journalism, or truth, or business, it is about what the Liberal Mainstream have created – animosity and division.  They don’t even try to understand because understanding might make them actually realize they have Lost.

So while the Mainstream portray the staunch ‘agape’ political mindedness of Merkel trying to make amends with Putin and beg for Russia to fill the gaps of trade because of the big bad meany US who won’t pay for all their military any longer, Putin is negotiating his get of jail free card like a true businessman.  And Merkel has no choice.

Germany has succumbed to Communism – the war animal of government leading the wolves and attacking any wayward sheep that might want to graze freely:

Germany – a state wherein mom and dad will go to jail if they opt to homeschool. 

Germany – a state wherein the government is fining mom and dad if they take their children out of school a day or two early for vacation.  

Germany – a state wherein all media is subject to government censorship, including social media.

Germany – a state wherein mail belonging to private citizens may be opened by the government.

Germany – a state wherein laws are altered to accommodate the mass immigration of Muslims.

History has repeatedly found The People subjected to Communist rule – revolt.   Merkel grew up in a Communist household, and worked within the Communist Party of East Germany.  Her roots are embedded in an ideology that made her the perfect choice for the Cabal to succeed in strangling the life out of the people and ruling as the elite.

But their agenda is eroding – and taking with it much of old Europe while the eastern blocs emerge on the right as a new Europe in the making.  And as I said before – Macron is fidgeting, a Rothschild play going sour he wants to be on the winning team.

Africa Land Grabs and Agenda 2030 – A UN Ponzi Scheme

The UN is attempting to fund the African Land Grabs through the implementation of Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063 utilizing public, government and private money that they call ‘wealth redistribution’ or simply ‘sharing’.  

While Nero watched – The Roman Empire Burned…  And while we have been diverted by media silliness, Africa has been bought and sold to the highest bidders and is now the target of multi-national corporations as they seek to reap her rewards through a series of UN Agendas.

And the new micro-lending platform is – crypto currency!  Which explains why suddenly Soros has done a complete about face and started investing in this voodoo money.  But he isn’t alone by any means.  FinComEco, a British firm employing former Ministers and Bankers has been accumulating crypto loans.  American International Agriculture Group is busily setting up shop in Algeria.  GMEX Group, Blockchain Commodities, Chinese companies, all see the potential ravaging to be gained.

Within their chain of companies they provide genetically engineered seeds, and genetically enhanced animals which they sell to the impoverished farmers that have been displaced by the Land Grabs with money generated by the UN in its programs to end poverty and ‘share the wealth’ while creating lending bubbles and high interest rates of return – temporarily – until the swap bubble bursts.  WHEW!

The first Africa Agenda was introduced in 1992 under the surname, Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.  It generated a lot of attention, but failed to do anything despite its grandioso plugging. The UN simultaneously created the Kyoto Protocol after the Montreal Protocol was a valueless failure in 1987.

The Montreal Protocol was supposed to protect the ozone layer.  After a bunch of countries signed on, it was considered a huge success!  The Kyoto Protocol was created in 2005 to fight Global Warming through the reduction of greenhouse emissions.  The US never ratified this agreement and Canada, Russia, Japan and New Zealand withdrew in 2012.  The UN is busily making Agendas and Protocols, but the agenda would seem to be to further their agenda…more than anything else.

What these nice squeaky Protocols did create was a market derivative scheme called “Emissions Trading”.  Permit credits to pollute are sold and traded like a commodity.   The largest program is the European Union Emission Trading Scheme.  They even have a spot market where they can buy futures and options internationally.   California has it own such trading market, as does the US, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the UK.

Follow the Money.

Therefore, we can assume that these UN Agendas will create pockets of trading wealth as well for masses of large corporations.  With the land grabs effectively concluded in Africa, the next agenda was to get government money to fund the infrastructure for the corporate agriculture tracts. Climate Change, the Paris Agreement was supposed to fill that void of funding need, but seemed to fall on its face.  Hence the UN needed to create Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063 for the purpose of creating heartfelt needs to end ‘poverty’ in Africa through wealth ‘sharing’.

Who has signed on to these Agendas?  The UN and African Union leaders.   The African Union Leaders just recently unveiled their brand new headquarters in Ethiopia that cost $200 million and was built by and gifted by – China.  Although record keeping of land leases in Africa are scarce, it is estimated that China now holds as much as 100 million hectares of agriculture land.

Of course the African Leaders don’t mind China taking over their country at all because a good portion, if not all the money is pocketed and transferred to offshore accounts like the Panama Paper Caper.

Land Grabs have also been concluded in South America where Soros and Gates purchased large swathes for production purposes.

Owning the world’s food and water supply is a heady agenda.  Using the UN to grab money from governments, aka taxpayers, to fund their products that they will later sell at a premium to the taxpayers that funded them – is even headier.  I’m sure they are laughing all the way to the bank…

CHINA Trade War – Unraveled

Communist China – is telling the EU to come together and work against the US in the trade war that is rapidly escalating…   Germany now wants to be acting mediator to resolve the conflict on behalf of China and the US.   And while Germany appears to agree that China has had an unfair advantage for years – and everyone was afraid to do anything – they still negotiate from a position of fear, instead of rationale.  Which is why we are in this situation to begin with.

It’s like playing Chess without a Queen or King…  what’s the point?

The deficit trade with China has been ignored for decades and now we have a President willing to narrow that gap, but the EU is still curled up in a ball of fear and ‘what ifs’.

It is a bizarre mentality that is willing to continually erode trade out of fear of retaliation when the continued spiral will only grow steadily until China is the wealthiest country – and global control has been attained.  It is the race between the ‘tortoise and the hare’.   In the end, if the EU was a bit more observant they might see that a positive result could occur wherein trade between the US and the EU could heighten leaving China on the outside…   In other words, trade would simply ‘shift’.

The US is not alone in its trade deficit with China.  The EU deficit is also a significant number hitting over $175 billion in 2016 comprised mostly of ‘industrial products including machinery, transport and appliances.  Exports have tripled since 2006 rising from roughly 60 billion to 160 billion, while imports have risen from about 195 billion to 350 billion.   Trade with the US is considerably more with the US exporting valued at $501 billion and imports at $592 billion.  The EU thus has a surplus with the US of roughly $92 billion.

Seems a rather logical conclusion that trade with the US is much more valuable than China.  Trade with the US could grow to cover any deficiencies with China, and everyone would be happy… except China.

While the US and China trade with the EU are overall relatively neck-and-neck, the US provides a surplus.  The question remains, do you, the EU, support a Communist state or a Democratic state?

China is the largest export economy in the world generating a $736 billion surplus.   Its main exports include:  computers, broadcasting equipment, telephones, circuits and light fixtures.   Top imports are:  circuits, oil, gold and iron ore.   The US is its largest export partner and Hong Kong is its largest import partner.

From a purely business standpoint, the numbers put China on the defensive.

The argument is the fact that China holds the key in their ownership of US Treasuries which currently stands at roughly 7% of total US debt.   What is not so widely discussed is the fact that during the Obama administration, China quietly divested 97% of its US holdings.  Of the $14,34 trillion of US government debt, $4,64 trillion was intragovernmental, meaning that the government borrows from one pocket to give to another pocket. Sort of the classic Ponzi Scheme we put people in jail for.

A shell game of ‘guess where the money  is’ is how the government has routinely claimed that Social Security is funded – albeit by ‘debt’.  Debt for which there is no return because we continue to operate at a deficit in trade and spending!

Because that’s the game of how to destroy the US and gain global power.

So what Trump is doing is trying to unravel that absolute destructive mess decades of corrupt Presidents have created at the behest of the global elite.   And it won’t be fun, and it won’t be pretty, and sometimes it will hurt, but from an economic standpoint it is the ONLY solution.  

Middle East Implosion: Nero Watched While Rome Burned.

“Nero watched while Rome was burning…” 

While the media in the US, football players, Hollywooders, and a few ‘liberals’ are busily discussing ‘taking a knee’, the world is still turning, and Syria is no exception.

The government of Syria, which is still under the auspices of Assad, is making fervent ground in taking back their country from rebels, ISIS, al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia, and others who sought it’s destitution. Not one to miss an opportunity, China has been sending envoys and assistance in the efforts with their ambassador recently stating, “the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria must be respected and protected.” Sounds like Trump’s UN speech.

The Chinese Ambassador also reiterated China’s strong desire to participate in the reconstruction efforts… But they aren’t alone, Brazil has also made known their desire to help rebuild with construction of pre-fab units. Iran has offered to help, India wants a piece, and South Africa has stepped up to the plate. In fact 164 companies have clamored to the rebuild Syria money machine.

Ba-BING!

With an estimated price tag of well over $180 billion, it would not be a small contract to sign on the dotted line. While the actual cost of this war is roughly $1.5 trillion, and decades to come, instead of wasting bombs and artillery, China is thinking roads, infrastructure, steel, concrete, buildings, hospitals, schools, etc… and dollar signs.

The international forces that appear most prevalent in the ongoing war are the Iraqi’s and the Russian’s, but with a referendum being held today in Iraq that proposes to divide and partition the country into two states, the northern portion to the Kurds, the fight against ISIS could come to a grinding stop.

If the fight against ISIS is disrupted, the rebuild obviously would be too. Given the animosity the Syrian government has for the US, it is fair to say we would not be allowed into the bidding process to rebuild. Alliances will rein.

It will also require the return of millions of refugees needed to participate and reclaim their homeland. There are currently between 5 and 6.5 million Syrian refugees around the globe with the largest concentrations in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Lebanon is already calling for refugees to go home despite the fact that home is a destitute piece of ruble.

Although losing ground, ISIS and al Nusra, who are labeled Wahhabi or Salafi adherents of Islam, believe that anyone, including Muslims, that do not adhere to their Salafi faction are to be eliminated.

Several months ago, Qatar entered the equation when Saudi Arabia accused them of supporting ISIS and al Qaeda. As a result, Saudi Arabia severed economic ties and cut off specific shipping routes as a gesture of punishment. Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE banded with the Sauds. However, the mud gets a bit thicker…

Most of Qatari’s identify as Wahhabi, the most conservative and fundamentally strident faction of Islam. Qatar houses the largest US base in the Middle East. Built in 1996 by Qatar, the US set up operations at the base – September 2001, after 9-11.   Housing significant equipment and command presence for military maneuvers in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, the base then becomes the center of an interesting axiom; sleeping with the enemy.

Of course this all begs the question – who is the enemy?

Reading news from the early 2000’s one might find that the Saudi’s were considered the center of Wahhabism, and this particular faction was considered the most extreme, most violent, and most likely al Qaeda affiliated.   And yet, the US, the UK and France all have a largess presence in Qatar, a centrist country for Wahhabism.

ALL of the suicide pilots for 9-11 were Wahhabi. So what we have is the US using Wahhabi Qatar as a base to dismantle the Wahhabi al- Qaeda in Afghanistan. Except – Afghanistan is actually predominantly – Sunni, as is Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE, the same countries that are now in an economic embargo of – Qatar.

So why would the Saudi’s point a Wahhabi finger at Qatar, when they have been considered the root country of Wahhabi ideologies?

Two ideas:   1.   Someone has to take the blame, and if in fact al Qaeda and ISIS are on their last leg, the Sauds might be pretty determined not to go down with them.   Casting blame, creating a scapegoat, could be their only escape from potential sanctions and internal ‘restructuring’.   2.   The Muslim Brotherhood is a core organization in Qatar, and a terrorist organization according to the Sauds. The Saudi’s believe that the Muslim Brotherhood could threaten their monarchial rule and potentially topple the regime.  By Qatar embracing the Muslim Brotherhood, they align with an organization that could take out the Royal Saudi’s monarchial rule.

It also bears mention that Qatar was one of the recipients of $11 billion in weapons during Hillary’s tenure at the State Department, despite having only a $1.9 billion budget and a mere 32,000 total active military personnel. In addition, Obama sold Qatar another $4 billion in F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets in 2016, and Trump just pledged an additional $21 billion which is purportedly to be used to fight ‘extremism’.

That means that on a $1.9 billion annual budget, the most extremist violent Islamic faction, Wahhabi Qatari’s, in alliance with The Muslim Brotherhood, have purchased or budgeted to purchase $36 billion in weapons and fighter jets from the US since 2014.   So why would the US woo Qatar? Because, if they are pushed out of the Saudi block, their alliance could easily shift to Iran, which would put the US in somewhat of a ‘pickle’.

Or, is that the strategy? If the US weaponizes both sides in the Middle East, then instills ripples of factioning, could Muslims ultimately completely annihilate each other, each believing they are the one and only – true Muslim?

And is that internal divisiveness, the exact same division we are witnessing in the US citing racism, sexism, nationalism, and anarchy?

Imploding from within…  

CHINA – The Next Soros Bad Boy!

Soros has de-graced himself further by declaring a financial war on China. After heating up and then collapsing the economy in Brazil, over-throwing the government in Ukraine, prodding the Arab Spring, and instigating a personal vendetta against Russia, he has set his sights on China. A large task to be sure, however I would venture that President Xi Jinping is more than up to the task. Formidable opponents to be sure! And opponents have a tendency to gather strength in combining their efforts – a threat that could be even more worrisome as the lines of division are marked in red.

Having ‘ordered’ Merkel to take in 1 million refugees just months ago, he is now making media history stating the migrant crisis in Europe is the catalyst for the ultimate Fall of Europe – which he states is imminent. Having dumped most of his remaining oil and gas shares last December, I can’t imagine he made much gain on that slew of transactions – a bit too late? His biggest weights? Healthcare (that’s an easy one), Services and Technology. His biggest holding? Adecoagro SA, a farming company operating in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil… Since last August, it’s price has more than doubled. Coincidence? No. It is about perceived future food shortages and ethanol!

While Russia and Brazil have declared their desire to regain/remain allegiance with Europe and the US, Soros rumbles, roars and connives holding the puppets Obama, Hillary and Cameron on marionette strings. He lures war.

Having launched a media blitz attack on Putin and Russia, China is now the new bad boy and I imagine we will begin hearing frenzied reports of their actions, inactions, and potential escapades inciting war. Wiping his hands, he has declared Brazil dead, Russia nearly dead, and China, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore the next victims. Quite a haul!

And while headlines declare China is rattling the world, is that really the indicator, or is Soros rattling the world? Headlines, unfortunately lie pathologically, indiscriminately. Various media outlets claim that the Chinese yuan is over valued, so a 10% drop is recommended – by those in competition, ie, the US and Europe.

Interestingly, China accuses Soros of attempting to devalue its currency in a bid to create a classic Soros bubble – aka, as in breaking the bank of England. So while the press would presuppose that China is misleading, China claims that Soros is playing parcheesie with their currency, and warns Soros to keep his dirty hands out of their pocket…

A threat not without consequences.

So what the heck is really going on?

Well, Soros is a currency speculator, creator of chaos, with a known vendetta against – well – the world. When other’s find great joy in hiking, biking, triathlons, making bread, or drinking Marguerita’s, Soros finds joy in destruction. That’s his thing. In his journey he has accumulated thousands upon thousands of NGO’s to do his bidding, including – the media. As such, there is a ‘slight’ deviance between reality and Soros.

While the drop in the yuan is a mere 5% since August 2015, the news would have us believe it is catastrophic. Interestingly, the Euro has dropped over 25% in the same time period and no one mentions a thing.

Meanwhile, China is boosting it’s military presence in the South China Sea, Obama urges ‘restraint’. Simultaneously, Obama is boosting military missile defense systems in Korea, pressing NATO to boost it’s military presence throughout Eastern Europe and the Baltics…, and announcing increased presence of the US military in Europe. It is a game of boost. Chests are pounding in a match for match tit-for-tat that is very likely to implode.

And as the media focuses on the US presidential run, the economy is wavering dangerously close to a new recession as cited by The Federal Reserve, IMF, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and The Fosler Group, LLC. While Japan and the Euro Zone have fudged into negative interest rate territory, the US may need to do a bit of reconnoitering.