To most people, if they are familiar with it at all, BlackRock is an asset manager that helps pension funds and retirees manage their savings through “passive” investments that track the stock market. But working behind the scenes, it is much more than that. BlackRock has been called “the most powerful institution in the financial system,” “the most powerful company in the world” and the “secret power.” It is the world’s largest asset manager and “shadow bank,” larger than the world’s largest bank (which is in China), with over $7 trillion in assets under direct management and another $20 trillion managed through its Aladdin risk-monitoring software. BlackRock has also been called “the fourth branch of government” and “almost a shadow government”, but no part of it actually belongs to the government. Despite its size and global power, BlackRock is not even regulated as a “Systemically Important Financial Institution” under the Dodd-Frank Act, thanks to pressure from its CEO Larry Fink, who has long had “cozy” relationships with government officials.
BlackRock’s strategic importance and political weight were evident when four BlackRock executives, led by former Swiss National Bank head Philipp Hildebrand, presented a proposal at the annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in August 2019 for an economic reset that was actually put into effect in March 2020. Acknowledging that central bankers were running out of ammunition for controlling the money supply and the economy, the BlackRock group argued that it was time for the central bank to abandon its long-vaunted independence and join monetary policy (the usual province of the central bank) with fiscal policy (the usual province of the legislature). They proposed that the central bank maintain a “Standing Emergency Fiscal Facility” that would be activated when interest rate manipulation was no longer working to avoid deflation. The Facility would be deployed by an “independent expert” appointed by the central bank.
Perhaps the most alarming element of the communication is its
recommendation of the “Rights, Respect, Responsibility” (3Rs)
curriculum. Created by Advocates for Youth, a partner of tax-funded
abortion behemoth Planned Parenthood, the program received the most
harmful ranking possible from Family Watch International.
The content would be appalling even to the most “progressive”
parents. For instance, a 7th grade worksheet on the relative risks of
various behaviors informs students that “anal sex using a condom
correctly” is a “low risk” sexual activity, even claiming condoms offer
“very good protection” during sodomy.
Unfortunately for the child victims sodomized as a result of this
false propaganda, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned that
even perfect and consistent condom use is only between 60 and 70
percent effective in preventing venereal diseases such as HIV/AIDS
during anal intercourse. In short, these lies will literally cause
children subjected to this program to die prematurely.
Also under 3Rs, children are exposed to gender confusion and
homosexuality starting in kindergarten, learning that girls can
supposedly have male genitalia and vice-versa. By first grade or before,
indoctrination into gender theory and efforts to undermine traditional
“gender roles” are unleashed. Abortion is also heavily promoted as
children are groomed to be activists and sexual hedonists.
Throughout elementary school, the children will be exposed to images
that have been widely condemned as pornographic, including cartoons in
books such as It’s Perfectly Normal. By the time the children
are 11 years old, in sixth grade, if not before, they will learn about
how to search the Internet for information on sex to become a “sex ed
- You need to be an adult Australian citizen with a taxable income less than
$125,000 a year. If you live with your partner, your combined income has
to be less than $200,000 per year
- Before the end of the year, you need to enter a contract to renovate or build your main place of residence, with construction to begin within three months of the contract date (no investment properties)
- For renovations, you need to spend between $150,000 and $750,000 of your own money, and the house you’re renovating must be valued at less than $1.5 million prior to renovations
- Renovations need to improve the accessibility, safety or liveability of the home and don’t include external work like swimming pools, tennis courts and sheds
- For new builds, the total value of the completed home needs to be less than $750,000, including land
$150,000 seems like a lot…
It’s fair to say you’ll need to do more than a cosmetic bathroom renovation to qualify for the grant.
to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the average cost of a
bathroom renovation in 2018-19 was $19,553, while a new kitchen would
set the average household back $26,280.
Even combined, those projects wouldn’t cost half of what the Government is encouraging renovators to spend.
But the HIA’s Graham Wolfe said many renovations would be large enough to qualify.
“The thresholds provide for renovation works over $150,000 [and] our initial
estimates suggest there would be in the order of 7,000 to 10,000 over
the 6-month period of the package,” Mr Wolfe said.
The goal of the program is not so much to get Australians’ kitchens and
bathrooms looking schmick as it is to keep tradies busy through a projected “valley of death” period over the back half of the year.
Mr Wolfe said he believed the program would help.
But Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese suggested that to meet the criteria, a bathroom renovation would require a “gold bath and pearl taps”.
“There aren’t too many battlers out there who have a lazy $150,000, who will
see this announcement today and say, ‘I’m going to go between now and
December 31 and sign a contract for a project which is worth more than
$150,000’,” he said.
Housing Minister Michael
Sukkar said the minimum spend of $150,000 would make sure that renovators have “skin in the game” when it comes to works on their homes.
This bitch as lost it. I mean let’s recap how we got here: A cop, whose belongs to a Democrat supporting public union, with a Democrat boss as police chief, who was hired by a Democrat mayor, murders a black Democrat in a Democrat-run city. But it’s President Trump who’s the racist?
Damond was shot and killed while wearing her pajamas and speaking to another police officer. Damond called 911 that night to report a possible assault in an alley behind her home on July 15, reports The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
In May 2019 Mohamed Noor was found guilty of third degree murder of Justine Damond (Ruszczyk).
Justine Damond was from Australia.
Noor’s partner was described as “stunned” by the shooting.
Data on police shootings showmore whites are shot by policethan blacks but blacks but adjusted to racial breakdowns blacks are more likely to be shot by police than whites.
Following her death by cop there were no riots.
There was no looting.
There was not even a mass protest.
Evidently, some deaths by cop are more outrageous than others.
Fri, 05/29/2020 – 12:13
Update (1200ET): Minnesota Gov Tim Walz just apologized for the arrest of the CNN journalists who were arrested, then released, earlier. The governor said he was on the phone with CNN’s Jeff Zucker “two minutes” after hearing about the arrests.
Critics of the department noted that Walz’s apology was more heartfelt than the apology from the police who made the arrest.
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CIA Involvement in the Creation of the Russia Hack and Seth Rich Cover-up is now the focus of Group requesting the truth behind Trump-Russia collusion sham.
In June 2016, Ellen Nakashima, a Deep State favorite from the Washington Post, released a report that the Democrat National Committee (DNC) had been hacked by Russia. The firm that validated this was Crowdstrike and its President Shawn Henry confirmed the claims. In December 2016, Ms. Nakashima followed up her reporting with the outlandish claim that the CIA had determined that Russia hacked the DNC because Russia wanted Trump to win the election. Nakashima also reported that the the Intel Community had determined that Russia also sent the emails to WikiLeaks. This position was reinforced by the Mueller gang in their efforts to have President Trump removed from office.
Sun, 05/24/2020 – 20:00
“One rule for me, and another for thee” appears to be the politically-prone mantra rapidly spreading around the world.
Opposition parties take shots at one another with America‘s left decrying President Trump’s maskless-golfing escapades…
…and the right exposing Virginia Governor Northam’s recent non-socially-distanced, maskless-beach visit.
Japanese authorities are also under pressure with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approval rating fell 4 ppts to 29%, lowest since the start of his second administration in Dec. 2012, after a wave of condemnation involving a man that his administration took great pains to defend: Hiromu Kurokawa, head of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutor’s Office. On Thursday, Kurokawa stepped down after a tabloid expose said he had gambled on mahjong with journalists twice this month despite the state of emergency requesting that nonessential outings be avoided.
And the icing on the global anger cake is occurring in Britain after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson came out in support of top aide Dominic Cummings Sunday despite his his chief aide allegedly violating the national lockdown rules that he helped to create by driving the length of England to his parents’ house while he was infected with COVID-19.
Defying a growing clamor from public and politicians, AP reports that Johnson said Dominic Cummings had acted “responsibly, legally and with integrity” when he drove 250 miles from London to Durham, in northeast England, with his wife and son at the end of March.
Cummings said he traveled to be near extended family because his wife was showing COVID-19 symptoms, he correctly thought he was also infected and he wanted to ensure that his 4-year-old son was looked after.
However, as AP notes, critics of the government expressed outrage that Cummings had broken strict rules
When Republicans failed to deliver for the American people and lost their majority in the United States House of Representatives in 2018, a true poison was unleashed on the nation. For a second time, Nancy Pelosi became U.S. Speaker of the House and in her latest stint in this position she has been incredibly damaging to this country.
For months, she pursued a divisive and unnecessary impeachment of President Donald Trump. Instead of working to fight the coronavirus in January and February, congressional Democrats were only focused on impeaching and convicting President Trump. The Ukraine hoax which led to the flimsy impeachment charges was as ridiculous as the Russia hoax, but it did not matter to Democrats inflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Pelosi’s Partisan Agenda
As the impossible dream was nearing an end, Pelosi, in an act of partisan rage, tore up the President’s State of the Union speech, the most disrespectful behavior ever displayed by a U.S. Speaker of the House on national television.
Since that time, Pelosi and the Democrats have been working non-stop to blame the President for an “almost sinful” response to the coronavirus, while pushing dangerous legislation to financially ruin the country.
Instead of joining the President in affixing blame on Communist China for the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, Pelosi calls it “an interesting diversion.” She blames the President of the United States for acting too slowly in protecting Americans, even though he instituted the travel ban from China that saved the lives of countless Americans. Democrats did not support the travel ban but called it “racist” and “xenophobic.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Sunday said that reevaluating how the U.S. government and society function could be the “silver lining” to the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
“To tell you the truth, that if there is any silver lining in this midst of this terrible, terrible, and unprecedented moment in American history, in terms of the economy and in terms of the pandemic, it is that maybe we start rethinking some fundamental tenets about the way our government and society work,” Sanders said during an interview with ABC’s This Week.
Sanders, who championed Medicare for All during his 2016 and 2020 presidential runs, said Americans should ask themselves whether health care is a human right or a benefit that could be lost during unemployment.