That crazy, creepy glowing orb. 1000 years from now it could very well be that the only thing the historians of the future remember about our era is that some group of dignitaries touched a glowing orb in a darkened room and the internet lost its collective mind.
Unless you're living under a rock, you have no doubt heard something about Donald Trump's first pilgrimage as Commander-in-Chief. (Sidebar: If you are living under a rock that somehow shields you from the 24/7 news cycle, please let me know where that rock is located and how much the rent is, because I may just move in with you.)
For the past week, Trump has been jetting between the home bases of the world's four major religions. He spoke to the Muslims in Saudi Arabia. He spoke to the Jews in Israel. He spoke to the Catholics at the Vatican. And he spoke to the holiest of them all, the High Priests of Death (war be upon them) at NATO's shiny new billion-dollar headquarters in Brussels, complete with charred 9/11 wreckage at the entrance!
Although thousands of gallons of ink could, should and has been spilled on each leg of this remarkable trip, there are still many important stories that you aren't going to hear about if you're only reading the MSM headlines (surprise, surprise).
But don't fret! I'm here to help fill in some of the gaps for you! However since I haven't quite figured out how to clone myself several times over yet I'll have to limit myself to the stories you weren't told about the Saudi trip.
So, without further ado, here are three stories about the much-ballyhooed $110 billion Saudi arms deal you aren't going to be reading in the lamestream news.
1. The Arms Deal is Mostly Old News and Paper Promises
The Saudi arms deal is the stuff that headline writers dream about. $110 billion in "defense equipment and services" sales to Saudi Arabia, payable immediately. $350 billion in sales over the next 10 years. The largest single arms sale in US history. It's got a trademark Donald J. Trump "bigly" written all over it.
It's always good to read the fine print on anything, and massive arms deals like this are no exception. The White House has so far been a bit coy about the particulars of the deal and how exactly they added up the $110 billion total. The State Department press release on the deal is heavy on rhetoric and short on facts, to the surprise of no one. So exactly how much of this deal was...
The arguments will never end. Ever. All you can do is make up your own mind. For me it’s quite easy, I have the right gun, the right ammo, I train religiously, and I will indeed stop the threat. No need for cannons.
Think of Big Data as a malevolent technocratic Santa Claus: it sees you when you're sleeping, it knows when you're awake, it knows if you've been bad or good (even in advance!), so be good for goodness sake!
...we all think of war as bombs and tanks and fast planes that give Pentagon geeks all forms of war porn. But war doesn’t have to be waged with bombs. Cyber war can kill just as well as bombs, and doesn’t take out the infrastructure.
The principle of health freedom is really the underlying principle of freedom generally: that I own my body, and that no presumed governmental authority wearing whatever hat or badge can force me into ceding that ownership to them.
The greater fool theory states that the price of an object is determined not by its intrinsic value, but rather by irrational beliefs and expectations of market participants.
So cross the Trade Facilitation Agreement off your list of worries. It has already arrived, and it arrived not with a bang or even a whimper but a silent, self-congratulatory smile and a knowing nod among the globalist jet set.
In fact we selected you to be President, because the truth is our country is hanging by a thread. 50% of our people live paycheck to paycheck. We’re the strongest country on earth…that’s going belly up.
The only thing left to say is that the false choice between the Chinese-led world order and the American-led world order are not the only options on the table.
With so much counter party exposure, with trails no one could ever follow, now you can understand why Central banks keep this market up at any cost.
As it turns out, the armada was 3,500 miles away from Korea and heading in the exact opposite direction when the MSM started flipping its lid...
Given gold's role as a safe haven in times of economic and geopolitical stability, and given its inverse relation to the dollar, things are looking up for the yellow metal.
...no one of these stories is a silver bullet, but they're all related and point in the same direction: China and Russia are preparing for the split with US-dominated financial architecture.
Every single time the so-called would-be elite put themselves in a position to interact with the public, the public tears them apart. This is why the powers-that-shouldn't-be are scared to death of a fair fight on an even playing field. They lose every time.
But whatever damage the individual missiles may have inflicted in Syria, they have the potential to inflict even greater damage in the arena of global geopolitics. In this regard’s, Russia’s response has been of particular interest.