Goldman: Avoiding A Recession Will Require “Something The Fed Has Never Achieved Before”

In our broad discussion about the inevitable turning of the credit cycle yesterday, we noted that the current expansion is now the second longest in US history and will become the longest if it survives another year, even as investor concerns grow that 2020 is the year when the next recession finally hits, with some starting to take proactive measures.

Still, according to some the recession risk remains somewhat overstated. Take for example, Goldman, whose recession model, which uses economic and financial data from 20 advanced economies to estimate recession odds, puts the probability of recession at under 10% over the next year and just over 20% over the next two years, below the historical average, while the bank’s recession risk dashboard — a collection of the most valuable leading indicators drawn from our research and academic studies—also continues to send a comforting message. read more

After The Strzok Stonewall: WSJ Says Trump Should Declassify This To Expose The Truth

While the left and the liberal media desperately defended ‘FBI lovebird’ Peter Strzok this week as he came under attack from a rightly angry ‘right’ over the level of cognitive dissonance required to ignore his text expletions and ‘assume’ no bias, The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel was carefully observing and asking ‘awkward’ questions…

On the question of Strzok’s bias and whether we should believe he didn’t act on it. The question every American should ask is this: How would you feel if he’d expressed such disgust toward you, and was also investigating you? read more

Iraq Protesters Storm Airport, Oil Offices Amidst Energy Crisis; Foreign Companies Begin Evacuations

Widespread protests have gripped multiple Iraqi cities for a week in response to government corruption, rising unemployment, and an electricity shortage which has left residents suffocating in soaring summer temperatures. 

What began as anger over a continued failing infrastructure, however, has increasingly turned into political protests and clashes with police after May 12th parliamentary elections tainted by broad allegations of fraud failed to produce a new government.

And now Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has weighed in publicly on the side of the protesters, stating they are facing an “extreme lack of public services”. read more

Majority Of Clinton Emails Funneled To “Foreign Entity”; When IG Told Strzok – He Completely Ignored

As we sift through the ashes of Thursday’s dumpster-fire Congressional hearing with still employed FBI agent Peter Strzok, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller plucked out a key exchange between Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) and Strzok which revealed a yet-unknown bombshell about the Clinton email case.

Nearly all of Hillary Clinton’s emails on her homebrew server went to a foreign entity that isn’t Russia. When this was discovered by the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), IG Chuck McCullough sent his investigator Frank Ruckner and an attorney to notify Strzok along with three other people about the “anomaly.” read more

Surprise!? Two Big “Russia! Russia! Russia!” Stories Released Days Before Trump-Putin Summit

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

I have said it before, and I will say it again, and I will keep saying it and saying it until it becomes mainstream conventional wisdom: it is the US intelligence community’s job to lie to you.

In an article for The Nation dated July 11, the internationally renowned US-Russia relations expert Stephen F. Cohen warned of possible attempts by peace-hating beltway stalwarts to sabotage the Helsinki peace talks between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin that is scheduled for this coming Monday. read more

Trump Security Scare As Paraglider Swoops In Within Yards Of Elite Snipers

President Trump had to rush inside of his Turnberry golf course as a Greenpeace activist in a paraglider swooped in with a sign that read “Trump well below par #RESIST”.

The man began his three mile flight across the Ayrshire countryside at 9:30 p.m. just after Trump arrived at the course, flying under the noses of Trump’s elite snipers before circling the lawn in front of the Turnberry hotel where President Trump will be staying this weekend.  

Donald Trump’s arrival with the First Lady at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland has been met with a protest from the air. A Greenpeace paraglider propelled past him with a banner saying ‘Trump well below par’ – it was in protest at his stance on green issues. Watch video here pic.twitter.com/xvhLByfnYo read more

Ilargi Meijer Blasts Britain’s Baby-Trump-Blimp Distraction

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth,

Britain launches a Baby Trump Blimp as the US President visits the country, and all the media and the public cheer and celebrate it, almost as enthusiastically as they cheered on their not-so-very-good football (soccer) team until a few days ago.

And you know, what’s so bad about a blimp? Innocent enough, right? Here’s the thing: their own government loves for them to protest Trump and feel good about the ‘courage’ evidenced by allowing the blimp up in the sky, surely a sign of an open democracy and all. read more

Gaza Escalation: 40 Israeli Airstrikes Overnight, Hamas Mortars, Fires In Southern Israel

Tensions along the Israel-Gaza Strip border escalated dramatically on Saturday with an intense exchange of fire between Palestinian militants and Israeli security forces, including Israeli air force strikes inside Gaza, which reportedly targeted underground tunnels which Israel says are designed to launch attacks.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) cited 31 rockets fired from the Strip overnight to which Israel responded with airstrikes on 40 targets including Hamas’ battalion headquarters, in a flare-up of hostilities officials are calling the biggest attack since Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Amazingly, however, no serious casualties were reported on either side, according to Bloomberg. read more

LEADER TECHNOLOGIES FILES TRILLION DOLLAR BOND LIEN ON THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ASKED TO COMPENSATE LEADER FOR THE THEFT OF THEIR INVENTIONS BY THE DEEP STATE SHADOW GOVERNMENT

LEADER’S SOCIAL NETWORKING INVENTION WAS STOLEN BY CLINTON’S SPY MASTER JAMES P. CHANDLER IN 2000 IN ORDER TO HIJACK THE INTERNET

DEEP STATE LAWYER NOTES ACTUALLY CALLED IT A “COUP”

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS | OPINION | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION  | JUL. 24, 2016, UPDATED MAY 27, 2018 | PDF | https://tinyurl.com/yas4dxqe

The Deep State shadow government has perfected the crony capitalist art of 'public-private' partnership

FIG. 1 – LEADER TECHNOLOGIES FILED A MILLER ACT NOTICE. The real inventor of social networking, Leader Technologies and Michael McKibben, asked President Trump to force technology companies who provide services to the U.S. Deep State intelligence services running rogue operations out of the National Security Staff (NSS), National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) and the IBM Eclipse Foundation, to pay inventor Leader for the confiscation of their social networking invention since 2000. Bill Clinton’s intelligence advisor, James P. Chandler, first learned about Leader invention in Feb. 2002, according to the Miller Act Notice. See Figs. 2, 3 below. Graphic: Deep State News.

(JUL. 24, 2017)—Citing bombshell lawyer notes of a private conversation, U.S. intelligence insiders called their plan to use stolen social networking technology to take over the Internet a “coup.” Leader Technologies and its founder and inventor, Michael McKibben, served the federal equivalent of a lien on the US government today. read more

Mueller indictment ‘aims to spoil’ Trump-Putin summit – Russian Foreign Ministry

A copy of the grand jury indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officers © Jim Bourg / Reuters

RT.com

The indictment of 12 Russians for allegedly hacking the Democratic Party in 2016 appear to be politically motivated, with the goal of spoiling the upcoming Helsinki summit, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

“It is regrettable that spreading false information has become the norm in Washington, and [the] indictments are based on openly political motives,” the ministry said on Friday, responding to the announcement by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “The question is for how long will they continue to flog this shameful comedy that disgraces the US.” read more