Armstrong Economics Blog/War Re-Posted Jan 30, 2023 by Martin Armstrong
We have been getting an onslaught of emails asking in the military is now using Socrates for their forecasts after the claims of a war with China are coming in 2025 since that is when Socrates has been targeting the start of a major international war. In the memo obtained by NBC News, Gen. Mike Minihan, head of Air Mobility Command, said, “I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me will fight in 2025.” Minihan said in the memo that because both Taiwan and the U.S. will have presidential elections in 2024, the U.S. will be “distracted,” and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have an opportunity to move on Taiwan.
I cannot comment on this yes or no. All I can say is that just about EVERY intelligence agency monitors what Socrates forecasts. I do not know it the General was making that memo based on Socrates’ forecast that 2025 is a Panic Cycle Target in their currency.
The Republic of China (Taiwan) (ROC) government relocated to Taiwan, followed by 1.2 million people from China. It was October 25th, 1949 when the Battle of Kuningtou on Kinmen took place, in which the ROC armed forces defeat the CCP on the northwestern coast of the island. The ROC then declared Martial law in Taiwan which continued to be in force until 1987. The tensions have turned up in 2021. When we look at 2025, that will be also the Pi target since this market has arrived on everyone’s screen.
Armstrong Economics Blog/China Re-P osted Dec 12, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
The Tiananmen Square protests culminated on June 4th, 1989 (1989.424). While the COVID Protests have been rising in China and the lockdowns have been deployed more so for the control of civil unrest which may start to come to a head by October 2023, the Pi Target was October 27th, 2020 and the day before, the 26th, was when US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken reneged on all previous agreements with China since Nixon. He issued a statement regarding Taiwan and launched a new Cold War with China. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on the precise target of the 27th made it clear that the Biden Administration violated all previous agreements including the one-China principle. The whole Biden statements and Pelosi’s trip suddenly supporting Taiwan appears to have been to actually instigate a war. It now appears with rising civil unrest, governments typically need an external diversion and that may now become Taiwan.
Published originally on the CTH on December 10, 2022 | Sundance
Xiaotong (Tom) Zhu joined Tesla in 2014. Before that Zhu was Vice President for Kaibo Engineering Group, a China-based project management firm that focuses on overseas projects (One Belt – One Road) invested by the Chinese government.
One would think a project manager tied to the key initiatives of Chairman Xi, would have deep CCP ties. There is also speculation that Mr. Musk may be assigning Mr. Zhu to be the lead of Tesla internationally.
(Via Bloomberg) Elon Musk has tapped a longtime Tesla Inc. executive in China who oversaw construction of the Shanghai gigfactory to help run the electric carmaker’s newest plant in Austin, Texas, people familiar with the matter said.
Tom Zhu, who joined Tesla in 2014 to help build its Supercharger network and most recently has been heading the carmaker’s Asia Pacific operations, is in Austin this week and has brought some of his engineering team from China with him to assist in overseeing the ramp up of Giga Texas — a US hub for the Model Y and future production of the Cybertruck — the people said, asking not to be identified because they’re not authorized to speak publicly.
It’s not clear how long Zhu will be in Austin for, or whether he will retain his Asia responsibilities, the people said.
Representatives at Tesla in the US and China didn’t respond to requests for comment. Zhu wasn’t immediately able to be contacted. Musk also didn’t respond to messages seeking comment.
The shift of Zhu to Austin comes as Tesla has been trying to increase output at its new Texas factory. The US electric vehicle pioneer originally planned to make Model Y SUVs using its new, larger 4680 lithium-ion cells at the plant, which Musk referred to as a “money furnace” earlier this year. But instead, Tesla has pivoted to using older 2170 cells considering the new batteries weren’t ready for volume production. (read more)
Armstrong Economics Blog/Armstrong Economics 101
Posted Dec 1, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT: Hello Marty !!
It looks like the ” China as a parking lot for cash has already begun. FXI going to the moon of late in spite of Xi & Co. cutting off their own economic foot to hide behind their troubles and blame it on the darn protestors to the folly, by golly. One thing I’ve learned over the years from you is that when one (You) declares things are gonna get nuts (from a guy who has seen way more then his share), don’t blink when human events exceed the retardation level of insanity (NOW!)
Thank You for your take on reality and truth, it is setting many free, and these are those who will pick up the pieces once the warring factions beat each other silly and dead.
Very Best Martin, much respect!
REPLY: I know a lot of people do not like our forecast that post-2032 China will emerge as the Financial Capitol of the World replacing the United States. Some argue against me citing the protests and the form of government. Let me state as clearly as I possibly can. DO NOT assume that the current government in China will survive any more than the United States or Europe.
The last major political collapse was the birth of the United States, the French Revolution, and the surrender of the supreme power of the monarch in Britain and elsewhere. It was the fall of the monarchy and the world turned to a Republic.
I would like to see the world turn to reach democracy where We the People actually decide to go to war rather than these corrupt politicians who take bribes.
The fall of the United States is underway. The nation has become polarized and next will come separatist movements just as in the American Civil War which took place 86 years into the cycle (10 * 8.6) from 1775/6.
All of this talk of a One World Government will end war is absurd. The former President of France stood before the EU Parliament and stated that was the same idea that led to the creation of the EU. One European government would prevent European war. Now they are trying to accomplish this using the United Nations.
Obviously, these people lack any understanding of history. Yes, Rome was one government and it lasted overall for 1,000 years. However, it had many civil wars and it even split into three empires during the 3rd Century.
Perhaps you will recall after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC, Mark Antony and Octavian (Augustus) were together and waged civil war against Brutus and others. Then they too split and waged yet another civil war with Mark Antony and Cleopatra v Octavian and his general Agrippa.
Augustus became the first emperor in 27BC and then the Julio Claudian Dynasty lasted until the death of Nero in 68AD. Then another civil war unfolded. The empire then survived until the assassination of Commodus in 192AD launching yet another civil war that lasted 4.4 years until the rise of Septimius Severus. The death of his son Caracalla in 217AD sparked another battle for the throne for 2 years.
Obviously, one government doe NOT guarantees peace. The utopian nonsense these people are talking about is all a thirst for raw power and even the end of a Republican form of government where we the people will have no right to vote at all. Schwab and his WEF make it sound this is all for your benefit rather than those like Schwab who just want to control everything and everyone.
So when I say China will become the next Financial Capital of the World, make no assumptions. What we think is the solid world of politics as it is today will be no more on a global scale.
Steven Crowder Published originally on November 28, 2022
The CCP implemented one COVID-zero policy too many, and the Chinese people are revolting. We’ll cover the latest on the protests and say goodbye to Anthony Fauci. Also, Disney learned once again when you go woke, you go broke. And Alyssa Milano is an idiot. #China #Disney #Fauci
Armstrong Economics Blog/China Re-Posted Nov 29, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
The Chinese are no longer willing to comply with the harsh Zero Covid policy implemented by their government. Protests exploded across Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, Nanjing, and many other cities as people called for President Xi Jinping’s resignation and the downfall of the entire Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This is perhaps the largest public display of civil unrest since the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre.
A fire consumed a building in the Xinjiang region, but people were trapped inside after being on lockdown for over 100 days. Ten people died. There was a delay in controlling the fire due to pandemic restrictions, and this seems to have been the final straw.
Small demonstrations and protests occur from time to time, but the Chinese Communist Party has quickly decimated any large-scale protest in the past. Such defiance comes with a huge penalty, largely preventing such acts from occurring. Yet, you can only push the people too far. Machiavelli wrote in “The Prince,” “It is better to be feared than to be loved, if one cannot be both.” The people first believed that their government was keeping them safe from the pandemic, but now see that is simply not the case. People may fear the wrath of the CCP, but they fear months on end of lockdowns even more.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Disease Re-Posted Nov 29, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
There is a shortage of commonly prescribed flu and viral medications in America. Flu season hasn’t even peaked for the year and there is simply not enough medicine to treat everyone who falls ill. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that respiratory viruses are increasing across most the nation. In fact, one in five tests for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) came back positive last week.
I wonder how many RSV patients will be diagnosed with COVID. People may reconsider not getting the vaccine when they’re sick with any virus, desperate to believe any lie that will make the illness run its course. Perhaps I would not be so sick right now had I took the vaccine despite all the research that it does more harm than good. The pharmaceutical companies have access to data, A LOT of data, and any shortages are suspicious.
This is a supply shortage, even though they’re claiming otherwise. Manufacturers need time for mass production, and pharmaceutical companies place orders well in advance. Remember how everyone seemed to avoid the flu amid COVID? How our immune systems were suppressed with masks, disinfectants, no sunlight, and mRNA vaccines? It makes sense why the general public would assume this flu season would be less eventful since every flu case was deemed the coronavirus. We never achieved herd immunity from the coronavirus, according to the “experts,” but we as a general public certainly lowered our own immune systems these past few years.
Tamiflu is in very short supply, especially for children. Albuterol inhalers are also commonly out of stock. Amoxicillin and other common antibiotics are not available. Most of these medications require a doctor’s prescription, so hoarding is not an issue. The FDA is guiding pharmacists on how to make a child’s dosage of antibiotics from an adult’s pill. Canada is experiencing a children’s Tylenol shortage, and this issue will not be limited to the US.
Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 27, 2022 | Sundance
On November 23rd a fire broke out in Urumqi’s Jixiang Yuan district in an apartment complex. Because of the Chinese COVID lockdown, it is claimed the doors to the building were locked from the outside; people could not escape. Jennifer Zeng has been documenting the story on Twitter.
Fire trucks were not permitted to get close enough to the building and the people locked inside could not escape.
Chinese media initially said 10 people were killed; however, it was widely believed the death toll exceeds that number with a 3-year-old included. The current death toll stands at 44 victims.
This horrific event seems to have become the inflection point for a large uprising against the Chinese Communist Party and the continual COVID lockdown rules.
(MSM) “Now the episode in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region, has unleashed the most defiant eruption of public anger against the ruling Communist Party in years. In cities across China this weekend, thousands gathered with candles and flowers to mourn the fire’s victims. On campuses, students staged vigils, many holding up pieces of blank white paper in mute protest. In Shanghai, some residents even called for the Communist Party and its leader, Xi Jinping, to step down, a rare and bold challenge.”
For the past several days mass protests have been spreading throughout the populous region. Things are getting very spicy as the communist government does not accept civil disturbances as a right of protest.
SHANGHAI (AP) — Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China’s powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday that represent a rare direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party.
Police using pepper spray drove away demonstrators in Shanghai who called for Xi Jinping to step down and an end to one-party rule, but hours later people rallied again in the same spot. Police again broke up the demonstration, and a reporter saw protesters under arrest being driven away in a bus.
The protests — which began Friday and have spread to cities including the capital, Beijing, and dozens of university campuses — are the most widespread show of opposition to the ruling party in decades.
In a video of the protest in Shanghai verified by The Associated Press, chants against Xi, the most powerful leader since at least the 1980s, and the Chinese Communist Party sounded loud and clear: “Xi Jinping! Step down! CCP! Step down!” (read more)
The CCP is also cracking down on western journalists who are reporting on the protests.
Posted originally on the conservative house on November 21, 2022 | Sundance
Good grief, talk about being late to the story, after pretending for two years….
According to CBS, “House Republicans say one of their top investigative priorities is the Biden family businesses, and Hunter Biden’s purported laptop could be crucial to those investigations. CBS News commissioned an independent forensic review of what is believed to be Hunter Biden’s laptop data.”
And with the midterm election in the rearview mirror, the Elf on The Shelf, Catherine Herridge, reports. WATCH: