Skousen: Vote Fraud Again a Deciding Factor in 2022

World Affairs Brief, November 11, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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Blaming Trump for the Failure of a “Red Wave” Midterm Election

The mainstream media talking heads and Democrat partisans were jubilant that the predicted “red wave” of anti-Biden backlash didn’t seem to materialize in Tuesday’s midterm elections, except in Florida. By Wednesday the political analysis had changed from “Democrats doing better than expected” to “Conservatives are starting to blame Donald Trump after the Republican “red wave” failure.” Following that there was positive talk by mainstream and establishment pundits for Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida being the only Republican politician they eagerly view as capable of denying Trump the GOP nomination in 2024. Leave it to the mainstream media to spin what should have been a political disaster into an anti-Trump victory. But Trump was hardly responsible for the surprisingly poor results for key Republicans. Completely missing in the mainstream news analysis is any hint that election computer and ballot fraud is still with us, and although the outward results paint the same picture, the evidence of vote tampering is more carefully hidden than last time. The 2020 election was indeed stolen from Donald Trump, but his attorneys failed to use the best evidence of both computer vote flipping, disappearing Trump votes, and massive illegal ballot drops that I presented in my election coverage in the WAB. This legal failure by the Trump team to document the crime provided the mainstream media the easy excuse to label anyone believing in election fraud as an “election denier.” This week I will cover the various factors, including vote fraud, that led to this second election fiasco in a row. Continue reading “Skousen: Vote Fraud Again a Deciding Factor in 2022”

Skousen: The Wrong People are Promoting DeSantis

World Affairs Brief, November 11, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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THE WRONG PEOPLE ARE PROMOTING DESANTIS

Along with blaming of Donald Trump for the lack of a powerful red wave, the establishment is clearly trying to promote Ron Desantis to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination for president in 2024. Continue reading “Skousen: The Wrong People are Promoting DeSantis”

Skousen: Rise of Chinese Military Nationalism — “World-Class Status” by 2027

World Affairs Brief, October 21, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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RISE OF CHINESE MILITARY NATIONALISM

News Wars citing RT.com reports that China’s dictator for life, Xi Jingping vows to elevate the Chinese military to “World-Class Status” by 2027—right in the middle of my WWIII prediction window when I believe China will be ready to join Russia in a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the West. Continue reading “Skousen: Rise of Chinese Military Nationalism — “World-Class Status” by 2027”

Skousen: Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $965 Million — “The Plaintiffs distorted defamation law and the judge refused to allow Jones his First Amendment defense”

World Affairs Brief, October 14, 2022 — Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $965 Million to People who Claim they were Defamed:

Juries can really be stupid, especially when the judge is so biased she rigged the trial against defendant Alex Jones. The jury in Waterbury, Connecticut decided that Infowars host Alex Jones and his company, Free Speech Systems, should pay nearly a billion dollars for spreading a conspiracy theory that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School never happened. It was a mistake I warned Alex about, and he later changed sides and admitted it was real (though instigated by government for gun control purposes).

Mainstream and alternative media often make mistakes but they are never sued with defamation, especially when they don’t name names. But the Plaintiffs distorted defamation law and the judge refused to allow Jones his first amendment defense. Continue reading “Skousen: Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $965 Million — “The Plaintiffs distorted defamation law and the judge refused to allow Jones his First Amendment defense””

Skousen: Two Possible Reasons Nord Stream Pipeline was Destroyed – 1) West stopped Russia from using gas to leverage Europe from removing sanctions 2) To force the ‘green’ energy Reset (Europe could restart the nuclear plants though)

World Affairs Brief, October 4, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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UKRAINE WAR UPDATE

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Elsewhere in his speech Friday, Putin characterized the Nord Stream pipeline explosion as “sabotage” which I believe is true. But that doesn’t mean that Putin was innocent either. He was using Russian gas to leverage concessions out of Europe. Putin said, Continue reading “Skousen: Two Possible Reasons Nord Stream Pipeline was Destroyed – 1) West stopped Russia from using gas to leverage Europe from removing sanctions 2) To force the ‘green’ energy Reset (Europe could restart the nuclear plants though)”

The Real Story of the Jan 6th Protest and the Treatment of Jan 6 Prisoners

World Affairs Brief, September 16, 2022  Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

The Real Story of the Jan 6th Protest and the Treatment of Jan 6 Prisoners

Here are two in-depth research pieces that are must-see or reads. The first is the new Epoch Times documentary, free during the month of September: The Real Story of Jan 6. Watch it as soon as possible.

It concentrates on the police provocations and deliberate tactics used to anger the crowd and induce them to fight with police, which if proven, would be grounds for an entrapment defense. They also explain the specific scenes where protestors are seen attacking police at the entrance to a tunnel. The media describe the scene as protestor criminal violence, but the Epoch Times found out that police inside the tunnel had turned on an innocent woman inside named Rozanne, and were beating her mercilessly. Protestors where battling police to get inside and rescue her. It makes a big difference to know the context of the film clips.

They carefully cover the issue of “suspicious actors” like Ray Epps, fomenting violence and being given deference by police. There is extensive filming of other masked agents provoking people to break through capitol windows that had been cracked. They were encouraging people to pull the glass out and go inside. Victoria White tells how there was a small team of masked men who brought hammers to the protest to break out impact resistant glass and how Trump supporters tried to stop them. “Who brings hammers to a peaceful protest?” she asks. The bad guys worked as a team to pull the Trump people off their teammates doing the damage, to allow it to continue.

None of them have been identified by the DOJ (they didn’t even try) and none have been prosecuted. The presence of agent provocateurs changes everything about the justice of selective prosecution. The video also tells how OathKeepers worked to de-escalate violence between the few violent protestors and police, contrary to negative news reports painting Oathkeepers as the problem. Continue reading “The Real Story of the Jan 6th Protest and the Treatment of Jan 6 Prisoners”

Skousen: “Pastor Chuck Baldwin, a long time friend, has fallen into this camp of naively taking Russia’s side in this war”

World Affairs Brief, September 16, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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Ukraine Takes the Offensive, but Can it Win the War?

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Even conservatives who should know better are making the mistake of seeing Russia as the victim of Western aggression. They are sincere in being anti-globalists, but they make the mistake of thinking that as in the phony war on terror, anyone the globalists and neocons attack must be good guys. No one is a good guy in world affairs anymore, especially Russia and China. Continue reading “Skousen: “Pastor Chuck Baldwin, a long time friend, has fallen into this camp of naively taking Russia’s side in this war””

Joel Skousen w/ David Knight: Nuclear War – How It Starts, How to Protect from EMP

Joel Skousen, WorldAffairsBrief.com, on the coming nuclear war.  Joel sees it as a separate plan from GreatReset.  Why & how it starts and how to protect from things like EMP.

Continue reading “Joel Skousen w/ David Knight: Nuclear War – How It Starts, How to Protect from EMP”

Skousen: What Trump Did and Did Not Do While President

World Affairs Brief, September 2, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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WHAT TRUMP DID AND DID NOT DO WHILE PRESIDENT

I think it’s time for a solid review of what Trump did and did not accomplish while president. Ollie Williams presents this overview: “Looking back at the presidency of Donald Trump.” I’ll add my comments where I disagree. Continue reading “Skousen: What Trump Did and Did Not Do While President”

Dr. Meryl Nass Debunks SARS-CoV-2 ‘Virus Isn’t Real’, ‘Never Been Isolated’ Myths

Related: Dr. Mercola: Yes, SARS-CoV-2 Is a Real Virus — has been isolated, photographed, genetically sequenced, and exists as a pathogenic entity

Joel Skousen (World Affairs Brief, 9/2/22) summarizes:

Debunking the Claim that the SARS-Cov-2 Virus does not Exist.

Dr. Meryl Nass Debunks the idea that the SARS-CoV-2 ‘Virus Isn’t Real’ and has ‘Never Been Isolated.’ Researchers have isolated the virus even if there are technical questions about how they did it, and how accurate the analysis of it is. I have always been skeptical of the claim that viruses don’t exist, and that all viral disease can be blamed on environmental toxins. But toxins are even easier to identify than a virus, being chemical compounds, and no toxins have been identified as the cause of, say, measles, mumps and chicken pox. The toxin theory also doesn’t adequately explain contagion with identical symptoms year after year. And finally Dr. Nass documents what Dr. Kaufman has always complained about—has any virus ever been truly isolated and genetically documented? She documents where and how.

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Dr. Meryl Nass Debunks SARS-CoV-2 ‘Virus Isn’t Real’, ‘Never Been Isolated’ Myths

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab. Image captured and colorized at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana. Credit: NIAID

Continue reading “Dr. Meryl Nass Debunks SARS-CoV-2 ‘Virus Isn’t Real’, ‘Never Been Isolated’ Myths”

Real Reason Behind FBI Raid? – Seizing Trump’s RICO Lawsuit Documents Against Hillary Clinton, the DNC & Former FBI Officials

World Affairs Brief, August 26, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World. Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

Joel Skousen writes:

The Epoch Times has done a great work in ferreting out the hidden motives behind the raid on Mar-a-Lago. They found they are a direct result of Trump’s RICO lawsuit against the Clintons and the FBI agents involved in the Russia Hoax—operation Crossfire Hurricane. It confirms what I had previously speculated, that the FBI was trying to retrieve the documents exposing the FBI’s illegal acts that they already knew were in Trump’s possession—the same ones he declassified and which the DOJ refused to formalize.

…the FBI already knew Trump had these documents at Mar-a-Lago. They went to get them to deny Trump their use. Everything else said about the case is just a cover. Continue reading “Real Reason Behind FBI Raid? – Seizing Trump’s RICO Lawsuit Documents Against Hillary Clinton, the DNC & Former FBI Officials”

Exhaustive Study Debunks Link Between “Chemical Imbalance” and Depression — The serotonin hypothesis

[In] a major new review of the research University College London Psychiatry Professor Joanna Moncrieff and a team of five other top European researchers found “there is no evidence of a connection between reduced serotonin levels or activity and depression.” The primary research indicates there is “no support for the hypothesis that depression is caused by lowered serotonin activity or concentrations.”

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World Affairs Brief, July 29, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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DEBUNKING LINK BETWEEN DEPRESSION AND CHEMICAL IMBALANCE Continue reading “Exhaustive Study Debunks Link Between “Chemical Imbalance” and Depression — The serotonin hypothesis”

Skousen: Trump Claims He Can Still Drain the Swamp — Supporters love to believe this, but it’s not possible

I still remember the big Trump sign in Anchorage on Northern Lights and Old Seward: “DRAIN THE SWAMP” — hoping it would happen.

Instead, Trump filled his cabinet with swamp creatures, This sounds like Trump is trying to learn, but Joel thinks not enough, and explains why.

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World Affairs Brief, July 29, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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TRUMP CLAIMS HE CAN STILL DRAIN THE SWAMP

Chris Menahan of Information Liberation says that Trump is planning on purging the Deep State if re-elected. Trump supporters love to believe this, but it’s not possible because even an ardent student of true conspiracies—the only record of who is Deep State and who isn’t (incomplete as it is)—couldn’t root out all the conspirators, except a few who participated in Deep State cover-ups like the assassination of JFK, or Vince Foster, or 9/11. But hope dies hard with Trump supporters so here is the story and the claims: Continue reading “Skousen: Trump Claims He Can Still Drain the Swamp — Supporters love to believe this, but it’s not possible”

“Maybe They Got Her,” Says Trump Who Suspects Foul Play in Death of Ivana

From Joel Skousen, World Affairs Brief, 7/22/22

“They Got Her,” Says Trump Who Suspects Foul Play in Death of Ivana: The official story is that Trump’s former wife had heart problem and fell down the stairs, but Ivanka saw the body and says, Ivana was black and blue all over her torso, but no bruises on head or legs—falling down the stairs always ends up hitting legs and head. She had just had a physical and an EKG, with no signs of heart problems. The Medical Examiner first called it a coronary embolism and then changed to blunt force trauma, but that would have to be a blow to the head to be fatal.

STORY

Federal gay marriage law could end churches’ tax exempt status unless they marry gays

World Affairs Brief, July 22, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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OUR WOKE LEADERS’ ASSAULT ON WESTERN CULTURAL VALUES

In the name of diversity and tolerance, American social, governmental, corporate, and even religious leaders are pushing or buckling under as the woke agenda sweeps the Western world in promoting homosexuality, abortion, transgenderism, and the dismantling of all traditional conservative and Christian values. But there’s an even more sinister hidden agenda behind all these claims of protecting the “freedom to choose” and tolerance. By giving gay marriage, abortion, contraception, and transgender alterations legal status, and protection under federal law, those that oppose these issues can then be legally prosecuted under hate and anti-discrimination laws. In other words, they are not content with your toleration or even the ability of private woke corporations to censor you and all that you oppose—they want you legally silenced, if not removed from society entirely. Continue reading “Federal gay marriage law could end churches’ tax exempt status unless they marry gays”

Manufacturers of mRNA Vaccines Request No Future Clinical Trials

World Affairs Brief, July 1, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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MRNA VACCINE MANUFACTURERS REQUEST NO FUTURE CLINICAL TRIALS

Technically, only Pfizer has made the request to the FDA to forego future trials of mRNA gene therapy “vaccines” but I’m sure Moderna and the others would jump on the bandwagon if approved. Dr. Rogers explains this scam in this Rumble video.

He explains that Big Pharma wants to skip future clinical trials because mRNA technology allows them to “reformulate” the RNA for any shot without changing the basic jab. The court-ordered release of the Pfizer documents were so damaging, that it’s no wonder Pfizer wants the FDA to make sure they don’t have to show or perform trials ever again for their latest vaccines. Continue reading “Manufacturers of mRNA Vaccines Request No Future Clinical Trials”

Dr. Ryan Cole: The Long-term Damage of Covid Vaccines

From Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief, 6/24/22

Dr RYAN COLE ON THE LONG TERM DAMAGE OF COVID VACCINES

Over the recent past, I’ve covered a lot of information about the dangers of the Covid mRNA gene therapy “vaccines.” Sometimes the volume of information becomes overwhelming and overly technical. So, this week, I was excited to view a recent interview with Dr. Ryan Cole, a renowned pathologist from Idaho.

I myself don’t like most video interviews which take forever to get to the point. But this video is different. It’s only 20 minutes and is succinct, definitive and presented in Dr. Cole’s fine rational demeanor. I know all of you have friends or loved ones that succumbed to the propaganda and took the jab, and perhaps even boosters. If there’s one video I can recommend you give to people to watch it is this one. Most honest people would think twice about taking another mRNA vaccine after seeing it, and will never take another booster shot.

[INTERVIEW] A Lipid Nanoparticle + A Gene Is a Nuclear Bomb -Dr Ryan Cole, MD

As a pathologist analyzing diseased body tissues, Dr. Ryan Cole, MD, (Twitter @drcole12) has seen an alarming and wide-ranging increase in injuries from Covid-19 injections…what he calls a “nuclear bomb.” Miscarriages, heart conditions, cancers and compromised immune function are just some of the harms that Dr. Cole (rcolemd.com) is fighting to make the public aware of.

Here are a few highlights: Continue reading “Dr. Ryan Cole: The Long-term Damage of Covid Vaccines”

Police Report Proves Plainclothes Electronic Surveillance Unit Embedded in Jan. 6 Protest:

From World Affairs Brief, 6/24/22

Police Report Proves Plainclothes Electronic Surveillance Unit Embedded in Jan. 6 Protest:

Embedded ESU members wore a specific ‘bracelet on their left wrist identifying them as MPD personnel.” Reports the Epoch Times. The article reviews the evidence of other plain clothes agent provocateurs as well. It’s obvious that the Deep State planned all along to commandeer Trump’s protest against the stolen election and lure supporters into the Capitol.

Bogus ‘Civics’ Bill Will Push CRT on States

From World Affairs Brief, 6/24/22

CRT Built Into Civic Bill: According to National Review the Biden administration is pushing the Civics Secures Democracy Act (CSDA) so they can push Critical Race Theory (CRT) on every public school in the country. Over a six-year period, this $6 billion pot of competitive grant money will create a de facto national curriculum — just like Common Core. States desperate to tap into the federal gravy train will have to tailor their civics and history grant proposals to the Biden administration’s liking. West Point is already pushing CRT down the throats of cadets.

Skousen: BRICS Developing Global Reserve Currency — Don’t believe the hype about this putting the dollar into jeopardy

From World Affairs Brief, 6/24/22

BRICS Developing Global Reserve Currency: Don’t believe the hype about this putting the dollar into jeopardy. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) was originally formed because these nations were all run by anti-American socialists or Communists. None of these countries have the financial power to create a world reserve currency, anymore than China has the power to complete their Belt and Road initiative. They can do so among themselves but anytime they deal with the West, they have to deal in dollars. Besides, Brazil is now outside of the communist clique, so I doubt they are going to going along with this. It’s more talk than reality. [Russia Today.com]

Skousen: The Bogus Claim of *Imminent* War with China and Russia

In summary, this latest iteration from Adams is a considerable expansion on what he and Nyquist originally claimed, which was limited to the container ship invasion—supposedly coming this November (which won’t happen). Adams seems to be downplaying the imminent timing, for fear he will lose face when he’s wrong, but the specifics of these growing and more bizarre claims are so off-base in terms of military strategy, you need to disregard the entire package. The war with Russia and China is coming, as I’ve long predicted, but learn to detect what is real from the “sky is falling” disinformation to comes from Adam’s “insider sources.”

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World Affairs Brief, June 10, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World. Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

THE BOGUS CLAIM OF IMMINENT WAR WITH CHINA AND RUSSIA

Even though I covered most of this bogus claim recently, I still keep getting frantic emails from people wondering if it’s true what Mike Adams and Jeff Nyquist continue to talk about. As I’ve said before Mike Adams continues to rely on “insider sources” for the hype he puts out, and this follows that pattern. Jeff Nyquist, except for being a conspiracy denier relative to our own government, has heretofore been pretty level-headed about the Russian and Chinese threat. But he too has been deceived by this latest “leak” from inside China. About the only thing that is true is the headline—that “Russia and China are planning a simultaneous attack on the US” But, it’s not imminent as the leak claims. Here are excerpts from the claims at Natural News [in italics]. Continue reading “Skousen: The Bogus Claim of *Imminent* War with China and Russia”

School shooter had police record — Existing laws weren’t followed

Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief, May 27, 2022 (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com)

The Uvalde School Shooting and Why the World Can’t Help

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Senator Tony Gonzales of Texas has confirmed that Ramos did have a juvenile police record and that he even admitted in police interviews in 2018 that he and another boy were intending to shoot up a school, so he should have been put on the list of people banned from purchasing a weapon. The Daily Mail reported it: Continue reading “School shooter had police record — Existing laws weren’t followed”

Officials Are Preparing For Nuclear Conflict | Joel Skousen

Minute-42 TIMING: Russia needs China to help with the ground invasion of the US that will follow the EMP and nuclear strikes from both nations. China won’t be ready to help Russia take over the USA until the “latter part of this decade.”

10 miles from a military base will be a nuclear blast zone.

23: strong turn to the left in South American countries

Joel says piracy will increase, so boats won’t be a safe option.

Joel recommends people read his World Affairs Brief to keep up on the latest details of what’s really going on.

Fox News Censoring Election Fraud Documentary ‘2000 Mules’

World Affairs Brief, May 13, 2022 (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

Fox News Censoring Election Fraud Documentary:

Fox News was complicit in covering for the election fraud taking place on election night in November 2020. Now, they are complicit in covering up for the proof that there was fraud, as the Gateway Pundit reveals: Continue reading “Fox News Censoring Election Fraud Documentary ‘2000 Mules’”

Woke’s New Words to the Song ‘The Impossible Dream’ — to remove all semblance of morality and religion from this world

World Affairs Brief, May 13, 2022 (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

New Words to the song The Impossible Dream:

The woke crowd has demanded new words to one of the most powerful songs ever written: The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha.

Two of its most memorable lines were changed:

1) “To love pure and chaste from afar” is now “To be better far than you are.”

2) “To march into Hell for a Heavenly cause” is now “to die so that honor and justice will live.”

As my sister said, “they have to remove all semblance of morality and religion from this world.”

Skousen: Dr. Oz Fools Trump into Endorsing Him | Trump Still Pro-Vaccine

World Affairs Brief, May 13, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
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Dr. Oz Fools Trump into Endorsing Him

Trump has never been able to detect a Deep State deception until he is openly betrayed. Here the WarRoom.org reveals that Dr. Oz is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Jack Posobiec, senior editor at Human Events, talks about Dr. Mehmet Oz as a fake Republican candidate for the Senate in Pennsylvania. Continue reading “Skousen: Dr. Oz Fools Trump into Endorsing Him | Trump Still Pro-Vaccine”

Skousen: Ukraine war may never end or Russia may quit — using 2nd rate armor & foreign troops treated badly

World Affairs Brief, May 20, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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RUSSIA’S SECOND OFFENSIVE IN UKRAINE ALSO STALLED

Due primarily to Ukraine’s acquisition of long-range US artillery systems, Russia’s attempt to retreat from Kyiv and concentrate their forces in the Donbass (eastern Ukraine) have been stymied. The Russians have even lost ground in Kharkiv, on its eastern border with Russia, and the second largest city in Ukraine. Russian forces there have been driven back across the border into Russia. …

This brings up a core problem with the Russian military—poor treatment of its troops and conscripts, said “Foreign Affairs” this week. Echoing what I have said in prior briefs, Russia is not putting in its best troops or armor into Ukraine, but foreign troops and conscripts, led by Russian trained officers. Continue reading “Skousen: Ukraine war may never end or Russia may quit — using 2nd rate armor & foreign troops treated badly”

Skousen: Inflation has eroded 40% of Social Security’s purchasing power since 2000 | Inflation now 15%, FED says 5-6%

World Affairs Brief, May 20, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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PROSPECTS FOR AN INFLATIONARY RECESSION

The US economy is at an unlikely tipping point where the common person feels the hurt of stagflation with rising prices, but no more increased income to keep buying at the same pace, while the burgeoning upper middle class and wealthy are still feeling flush with the false perception of increased wealth that higher prices brings initially—only to find out later how little it can really buy. For decades now, low interest rates have driven new business growth including in speculative startups, digital currency and stocks with only marginal value. The easy money has created dramatic levels of perceived new wealth, but only some of it is real—created or spent in the real economy where it contributes to actual growth and helps small business. Most has gone into highly speculative stocks and investments or crypto currencies, since there’s been no incentive to put it in savings at less than 1% interest rates. Thus the economy is booming in some sectors and hurting in others. 15% real inflation has ravaged ordinary people’s budgets but the well-heeled are further up the supply chain where the real effects of inflation are delayed. They still feel like they have huge amounts of money to spare and can afford the bid up prices to get what they want—except where manmade supply problems are slowing down most company’s ability to fulfill sales. Continue reading “Skousen: Inflation has eroded 40% of Social Security’s purchasing power since 2000 | Inflation now 15%, FED says 5-6%”