1-26-2021 Vol 1 Issue 5
Politics: In the first days of the Biden administration there was significant troop movements in Syria. Some speculated this means an increase in US presence in the region while others saw it as a fortification for the small number of troops already in the region.
Economics: Due to the international Covid-19 lockdowns there is a shortage in shipping containers. Products are coming out of China, the main supplier of the US, but supplies are not being sent back in the form of recycled goods and materials. Empty containers piled up until ships started to be sent back hauling empty containers.
Max Keiser, investor and host of the Keiser Report on RT, spent an entire episode comparing the spending of money, bailouts, Covid-19 relief checks, and deficit spending to Weimar Germany in the 1920s-1930s. When the government was in a state of constant debt, they tried to print themselves out of debt while inflation took over the economy.
Gold: $1,852.60 troy ounce
Silver: $25.62 troy ounce
Copper: $3.62 pound
US National Debt: $27,836,959,000,000
Debt per citizen: $84,088
Food: More news is being posted about a seed shortage from increased demand for the product. Farmers are receiving priority service above gardeners in some cases. News stories are starting to come out of Canada about a high demand for seeds however all news article so far emphasize there isn’t a seed shortage yet.
Self-defense: The son of a Capital Building rioter turned his father in to the FBI before the event took place. The father told his son what he was planning to do ahead of time and the son contacted the FBI to warn them. After the Protest at the Capital building the Father was picked up by agents and he was told he was turned in by family. The son was later interviewed by a major news outlet, framed as a hero, and asked for help saying he was threatened by his dad if he was turned in. on a YouTube video the son pushed a GoFundMe page for people to donate to help pay for him to go to college. At the time of writing this he raised over $100,000.
The head of the political group #walkaway, Brandon Straka, was arrested after the Capital protest when he was turned in by a family member. The FBI is using Tweets posted during the protest to charge him with inciting violence during the event and organizing some of the events that took place. While he never entered the building, he posted a Tweet instructing patriots to “hold the line.”
Dr. Fauci is now pushing for people to start wearing two masks at the same time only days after news articles started to pop up about the new fashion trend. This comes a few days after President Biden signed an executive order asking the nation to participate in a 100-day mask wearing challenge. There is already a mandate for people to wear mask on Federal property.
At the same time these new mask mandates are being pushed, the state of California lifted their stay-at-home order along with Washington DC and New Jersey.
Editorial: Covid-21 is here. The new strain of Covid that has been found in South Africa is now confirmed in the United States and has been detected in the state of Missouri. While many states are starting to relieve lock down orders after the inauguration, funny how that worked out, the new strain that I think will become Covid-21 is causing concern in the medical community unsure if the current vaccine will create an immunity to it. There is speculation that the new strain is more deadly but there are no numbers to confirm this. Most viral disease experts agree that as a virus mutates it becomes less deadly to the host to aid in its own reproduction.