The First Observed Juneteenth

Armstrong Economics Blog/USA Current Events Re-Posted Jun 20, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

Today marks the first official observance of Juneteenth. The holiday was declared in 2021, but this is the first year that US stock and bond markets will cease trading. The new national holiday is intended to celebrate the Union Army General Gordon Granger’s proclamation on June 19, 1865, ending slavery in Texas. Even after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, slavery persisted in some southern states. The last time the US adopted a national holiday was in 1983, when President Reagan signed a bill to observe Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. The markets will resume regular trading hours tomorrow.

I would Never Invest in Disney After LightYear

Armstrong economics Blog/Opinion Re-Posted Jun 19, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION: Happy Father’s Day. My question is simple. As a father, would you take your children to see Disney’s Lightyear?


ANSWER: Personally, no way. It is inappropriate for Disney to abandon the majority of people to try to indoctrinate children at such a young age. Disney’s Lightyear has been a major disaster. Besides being banned in many countries, their $70M-$85M projection for the opening of the film came in at $51M-$55M even behind Jurassic World Dominion which was $57.1M.

Disney has destroyed its image and its swing to promote political agendas to young children is disgusting. I grew up with a boy in the neighborhood who turned out to be gay. When we were under 10, we had no idea of such things and neither did he. He became gay after puberty.

I would not even take my children to Disney World now. I do not care what they are doing, but anything that is INTENDED to politically influence or alter their thinking at such a young age is no different than tyranny.  Personally, I would not even invest in Disney as long as CEO Bob Chapek remains in power. It is NOT his decision to try to indoctrinate children and at that young age, it is criminal in my mind.

We need to be neutral and respectful. This should not be about indoctrinating children for a political agenda.

Taxpayers Fund Drag Shows In Public Schools

Armstrong Economics Blog/Education Re-Posted Jun 17, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

Certain schools in New York City do not have the funds for basic supplies. There are children who take the subway to school as the bus will not pick them up if they live too far. Some schools cannot afford basic supplies, and children must share. Teachers frequently pay for supplies out of their own pockets. However, the city has chosen to prioritize drag shows for children. Sadly, this is not a parody. A group previously known as the Drag Queen Story Hour NYC has already received $207,000 in taxpayer funds.

New York State paid $50,000 through its Council on the Arts, while the city’s Departments of Education, Cultural Affairs, Youth and Community Development and the Department of Transportation handed over an additional $157,000. Why is there a necessity for children to learn about cross-dressers? There is clearly an agenda at work when kindergarteners are forced to be subjected to this alternative lifestyle that they cannot possibly comprehend.

The worst part is that many parents were not informed that their children would be attending a drag show during school hours. Some schools did tell parents about the show but did not permit them to opt their children out of the program. This is a complete waste of taxpayers’ dollars and borders on child abuse. Yet another example of what happens when the government takes on the role of the parent.

Ruth Sent Us

Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted Jun 16, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

The Roe v. Wade document was released to the public to stir up emotions prior to the midterm elections. An extremist group called “Ruth Sent Us,” named after the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, deliberately leaked the addresses of six conservative members of the Court. The group has not been condemned, and they are permitted to operate and invoke terror in Biden’s America. “Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights. We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics,” the group claims on their website.

Justices Amy Coney Barrett, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch have been targeted. The situation reached a peak when a man armed with a pistol was arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house. He was carrying zip ties, a knife, and extra ammunition for his gun when he arrived at Kavanaugh’s home via taxi before being apprehended.

The House responded by passing a bill to protect the families of Supreme Court justices. However, 27 Democrats voted against the bill. Who leaked the bill? There does not appear to be an active investigation. “Somebody, likely somebody inside the court itself, leaked a confidential brief to the press, to stir up a pressure campaign,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned. “Whoever committed this lawless act knew exactly what it could bring about.” McConnell further warned that the leak is a threat to the trust that justices share with colleagues.

Justice Thomas is wary of Justice Roberts and stated that prior to 2005: “We actually trusted each other. We may have been a dysfunctional family, but we were a family, and we loved it.”

This is a direct threat to American democracy as the highest court is being threatened and top politicians are instigating violence. Kamala Harris claimed the Supreme Court is waging a war against women, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the ruling is a “call to arms,” and the president has not condemned the group. So the question remains: who leaked the Roe v. Wade document?

Woke Backfire As Netflix LOSES 70% Of Their Value & Stock Continues To Crash!

The Quartering  Published originally on Rumble on June 13, 2022 

Pregnant Ken

Armstrong Economics Blog/Humor Re-Posted Jun 12, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

Dissident Football Coach Fined $100k for Wrong Thoughts

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 11, 2022 | Sundance 

Comrades, a dissident member of the National Football League named Jack Del Rio has been caught publicly expressing wrong thoughts.

The NFL Ministry of Social Justice and NFL Homeland Tolerance and Social Cohesion Agency launched an investigation and assigned a social demerit punishment equal to $100,000 that will be removed from his financial accounts as a warning to others.

(Reuters) – The Washington Commanders said on Friday they fined defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $100,000 after he minimized last year’s assault on the U.S. Capitol a “dust-up” compared to the 2020 racial justice protests that followed George Floyd’s death. (link)

Comrade Del Rio was made to apologize for his non-compliant thinking and brazen display of verbal violence toward society.  His reeducation began almost immediately.

Washington head coach Ron Rivera said in a statement that he met Del Rio earlier on Friday, “words have consequences and his words hurt a lot of people in our community,” Mr Rivera reiterated.

Good citizens are reminded to keep a lookout for subversive or rebellious activities that could harm the sensibilities of correct thinking citizens.

If you spot any suspicious whispering or unauthorized smiling that might indicate the presence of conversation against the interests of our new society, you are reminded to contact regional FBI authorities immediately.  You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for enhanced social credit deposits in your gasoline equity account.

Soros Installed Los Angeles District Attorney Gives Repeat Felon Teen a Summer Camp Sentence for Attempting to Murder Young Mother and Child

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 6, 2022 | Sundance

A 17-year-old repeat offender pleaded guilty to two felony charges of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and one felony count of hit-and-run.  However, in a stunning sentence, Los Angeles DA George Gascon make the unilateral decision to send the guy to 5 to 7 months in a diversionary probation camp. [Fox News LinkWATCH:

The young mom named as Rachel is furious at the wrist slap. Incredibly the young lady and her baby were not seriously injured.  “I thought those were the last moments of our lives; we were dead,” the mother, who asked to be identified only as Rachel, wrote in a victim’s impact statement. “That feeling, along with the memory of a car accelerating directly into us, will haunt me forever.”

[…] “As the car approached me and my child, I stopped walking and moved the stroller and myself up against a building on the right side of the road to ensure that we gave the reckless driver plenty of room to pass,” Rachel said. “As the car got dangerously close to us, [the juvenile suspect] turned the wheels in our direction and accelerated as he aimed to kill us.”

Rachel blasted Gascon for what she feels is an extremely light sentence.

“I was also told that his record would be wiped clean when he turns 18,” she continued. “How on earth can that be? He tried to murder two innocent pedestrians. Murder. And we have video evidence. My child would be dead if I hadn’t been there to protect him.” (read more)

The Rise in Violence – Who to Blame?

Armstrong Economics Blog/Civil Unrest Re-Posted Jun 2, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

While the Texas school shooting is a politician’s dream, for they suddenly can pretend to care and look authoritative, the real culprit here, I fear, has been the COVID-19 lockdowns. What government will not talk about is the statistics. Homicides increased by nearly 30 percent in 2020. Overall, violence and aggravated assaults have increased.

The homicide rates normally increase in the summer months. The real culprit may be the additional social interaction that happens when people spend more time outdoors during the summer months, NewsNation reports. There’s simply a greater number of interactions happening, which means there are also more opportunities for them to go awry.

Everywhere we look, homicides are up. In Chicago, 228 people have been killed this year alone. In Philadelphia, over 200 homicides have already taken place in 2022. Houston exceeded 100 homicides so far in 2022.

The National Library of Medicine reported a drastic increase in homicides post-lockdowns in Peru. Even CNN reported that a series of homicides took place during the first six months of  2021. In 22 cities, the number of murders increased by 16% or greater compared to the same period in 2020 and by 42% compared to the first six months of 2019.

So while the elites are listening to Klaus Schwab, who will probably become an evil villain for a future movie, there is ZERO understanding of human nature. The sharp rise in homicides is NOT because of guns; lockdowns have driven many to extreme behavior and stress. There was a man killed over an argument involving a parking spot. I have a friend who worked in an office in Philadelphia. The violence is so great and random that the staff no longer need to go into the office.

Monkeypox is less deadly than smallpox, with a mortality rate below 4 percentNevertheless, there are those in governments actually talking about lockdown 2.0. Johns Hopkins University reported, “Lockdowns in the U.S. and Europe had little or no impact in reducing deaths from COVID-19, according to a new analysis. The lockdowns during the early phase of the pandemic in 2020 reduced COVID-19 mortality by about 0.2%, said a broad review of multiple scientific studies. We find no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting gatherings have had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality,” the researchers wrote.

I can say that I was tested for COVID-19 five times, and all were negative. I was still thrown into a COVID wing in the hospital, and when I explained I knew nobody with COVID, I was told that it did not matter. The nurses said it could travel in the air or I could have contracted it from pumping gas into my car. So I asked, “Do masks do not work?” They said, “Pretty much.” I asked why I needed TWO negative tests to be released. “Does one test not work?” They admitted that the tests were invalid. So after FIVE negative tests, they said, “OK, but we still think you had it.”

Another friend said his son in his early 20s is lost. Since the lockdowns, he stayed in his room, glued to social media. He will no longer have a conversation with his father. These lockdowns not only FAILED to work, but they appear to have caused significant damage psychologically to many, and the stress appears to have manifested in violence. It is time we face the fact that guns do not kill — people do. We need to respect what is taking place and stop the experiments for political power. Our computer’s forecast of a rise in civil unrest is manifesting before our very eyes.

Horrific Elementary School Shooting in Ulvalde, Texas, 19 Students Killed and Two Teachers3

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 24, 2022 | Sundance 

According to officials and media reporting from Texas.  Fourteen eighteen nineteen children and a teacher two teachers have been killed at a Texas elementary school by an 18-year-old gunman who was then shot dead by police. The shooting happened in Ulvade, Texas.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference naming 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a student at Uvalde High School, as the gunman who shot and killed 14 Robb elementary school students and one teacher on Tuesday afternoon. WATCH:

The gunman was a resident of the community and entered the school with a handgun, and possibly a rifle, and opened fire, Abbott said. He said the shooter was likely killed by responding officers but that the events were still being investigated.