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Weekly Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits Jump to an Eleven-Week High

By Robert Hughes Initial claims for regular state unemployment insurance totaled 853,000 for the week ending December 5, up 137,000 from the previous week’s revised tally of 716,000 (see first chart). Claims are now at an eleven-week high, the highest level since September 19. The four-week average was 766,000, up 35,500 from the prior average…

Setting Up A Siege? Antifa Has Armed Guards, Stockpiled Weapons At Portland Autonomous Zone

Authored by Tyler O’Neil via PJ Media, The antifa occupiers at the autonomous zone that sprung up in Portland this week appear to be preparing for a siege. As PJ Media’s Victoria Taft reported, antifa squatters took over a house in Portland and when the government rightly evicted them, they set up an autonomous zone….

One of the First Executive Orders Biden Will Pass is Gun Control – Will You Comply?

By Matt Agorist On Tuesday, Stef Feldman, the national policy director of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, announced in a meeting put on by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, that gun control is at the top of Biden’s list. There will be no vote or democratic process, and like Trump and Obama before…

Bonds & Black Gold Bid As Negative Nabobs Battle New Issue Nirvanans

Another day, another astoundingly exuberant bid for an IPO as AirBnB opened with one of the biggest pops ($146 vs $68 IPO) since 2008 seemingly confirming JPMorgan’s “market nirvana” argument. But, “on the other hand” – as CNBC might say – stimulus doubts and vaccine take-up uncertainty (as well as extremes in sentiment and positioning)…

Dangerous Provocations Ahead for Iran

By Tony Cartalucci The recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been framed by an almost gleeful Western media as an attempt to ensure incoming US President Joe Biden does not return to the so-called “Iran Nuclear Deal” signed while he was Vice President in 2015. The story goes that Biden had hoped…

Chinese-Owned WeBull Is Siphoning Off Brokerage Clients From Robinhood

In a day and age where we’ve seen China crank out copies of all types of U.S. intellectual property, it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise to find out that online stock brokerage Robinhood is apparently leaking users to a new, Chinese-owned brokerage. That brokerage, WeBull, has been founded by former Alibaba executive Wang Anquan and has…

Banksters Flee New York City – New World Next Week

December 10, 2020 By The Corbett Report Welcome to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Story #1: Media Silence Deafening as Fmr. Clinton Aide Confirms Epstein Ties Story #2: Goldman Eyes Florida…

Fake “Gay Voices For Trump” Group Defrauded Donors Out Of Thousands 

A 21-year-old online fraudster and troll, but who says that he legitimately supports President Trump, raked in about $7,000 in donations after setting up a GoFundMe in the name of a fake group called “Gay Voices for Trump”.  The GoFundMe account has since been removed by the company and the multiple fake accounts that initially…

New Study Reveals The Most Heavily Surveilled Cities on Earth

2021 is a big moment for CCTV: the world’s one-billionth surveillance camera is likely to be installed by the end of the year. A single CCTV camera per every eight humans on Earth. But of course, it doesn’t quite work like that. Each camera doesn’t follow a set group of people around, creating a neatly…

US Household Wealth Hits All-Time High As “Top 1%” Have Never Been Richer While Poor Drown In Debt

The Fed’s latest Flow of Funds report released at noon today showed the latest snapshot of the US “household” sector as of Sept 30 2020. What it showed is that one quarter after the biggest surge in household net worth on record when US household net worth jumped by $7.6 trillion to $119.0 trillion (which…

The Disturbing Link Between Police Body Cams, Public Surveillance And Fusion Centers

By MassPrivateI I didn’t think too much about it when news broke about a police department creating another cam-share program. After all, I have written a half dozen stories about police cam-share programs over the years, including one about DHS’s exclusive “Platinum” cam-share program in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation’s SafeCam NOLA…

Less Electoral College? No, More Electoral College

Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, ‘n Guns blog, For the past 20 years we have been assaulted by the Marxist left in the U.S. about how terrible the electoral college is. In their quest for a purely egalitarian society – you know one without enforceable rules, culture, sexes and differences of any kind…

Michigan – Power Tripping at the Polls

By Maryam Henein Editor’s Note: Activist Post does not endorse any candidate for president or any other political office. This article is presented for informational purposes only and all opinions are the author’s alone. Safe Harbor, Texas Hold’em And Forensics Election security is not a partisan issue. December 8th marked the “Safe Harbor Day Deadline”…

US Suffers Record 3K+ COVID Deaths; Global Total Nears 70MM: Live Updates

Summary: US deaths top 3K/day for first time Global cases near 70MM FDA panel meets on Pfizer vaccine Saudi approves Pfizer vaccine for import/export India’s largest chain of hospitals ready to administer 1MM vaccinations/day Malaysia reports new daily case record Denmark expands partial lockdow * * * The US reported more than 3K COVID-19 deaths…

Brent Crude Surges Above $50 For First Time Since March

While stocks are creaking on the back of continued weakness in the tech sector, the energy complex is having a great day as Brent crude rises above $50 for the first time since March. While there is no immediately catalyst, Bloomberg cites strong demand from Asia as the major driver for today’s strong commodity market….

CPI Comes In Hotter Than Expected On Hotel, Airline Fares; Used Car Prices Drop

The latest inflation print for the month of November came in hotter than expected, with the BLS reporting that headline and core CPI rose by 0.2%, above expectations of a modest 0.1% increase. Both prints were 0.0% in October.  The food index decreased 0.1% in Nov. after rising 0.2% in Oct, while the Energy index…

ECB Boosts QE By €500BN, Euro Jumps On Lack Of Dovish Surprises

As previewed earlier, the ECB announced that in order to arrest Europe’s economic double dip, it will expand its PEPP (pandemic emergency purchase programme) QE by €500BN (as expected), will extend the duration of the PEPP through March 2022 (it was expected to end 2021); calibrates TLTRO further by adding three more operations in 2021…

Safe Harbor, Texas Hold’em And Forensics

By Maryam Henein Editor’s Note: Activist Post does not endorse any candidate for president or any other political office. This article is presented for informational purposes only and all opinions are the author’s alone. Election security is not a partisan issue. December 8th marked the “Safe Harbor Day Deadline” which is when states typically need…

Unmanned SpaceX Starship Test Flight Explodes While Landing Adding to Long List of SpaceX Explosions

By B.N. Frank Another SpaceX contraption bites the dust. From ABC News: SpaceX‘s Starship rocket, a test flight for a vehicle expected to eventually carry passengers to the moon and Mars, exploded after launch Wednesday, making impact with the ground while trying to land. The ship had no one aboard. The launch and ascent were…

Bracing For A Very Painful Year: 38% Of Americans Say That They Will Spend 2021 In “Survival Mode”

By Michael Snyder If nearly 40 percent of the entire nation anticipates spending the next 12 months in “survival mode”, that is not a good sign for what the coming year will bring.  Traditionally, Americans have looked forward to the turn of the year with tremendous optimism, but this time around things are very, very…