1………….> Thanks For Their Service: Navy
MAYPORT, Fla. (May 18, 2018)
Master Chief Ian Thompson, prospective command master chief of the guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert Black (DDG 119), presents a framed Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) pennant to Ima J. Black, widow of the ship’s namesake, at the Naval Station Mayport Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Club. Although the purpose of Black’s visit was to transfer the combination cover of her late husband, Delbert Black, to USS Delbert Black, the Mayport Area CPO Mess threw her a surprise party to celebrate her 97th birthday. Delbert Black was the first MCPON, and Ima, a member of the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service), is the First Lady of the Navy Chief Mess and an honorary master chief. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bobby Northnagle (Released) 180518-N-RR852-0062
2…………> Trump’s Ice Broom: Pennsylvania
DHS ICE officers arrested 49 foreign nationals, mostly criminal aliens, immigration fugitives, re-entrants, and other immigration violators, including
17 with criminal convictions, 14 with pending criminal charges, 6 previously removed and re-entered.
“This operation resulted in multiple arrests of criminal aliens, public safety threats, and individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws,” said ERO Philadelphia Acting Field Office Director Gregory Brawley.
“Some of these dangerous individuals had been released to the streets instead of being turned over to ICE on our detainers, which compromises the safety of the homeland that ICE officers strive to protect every day. ICE will continue conducting operations to execute its mission and bring to justice those subjects who jeopardize the sanctity of our immigration laws and the safety of our citizens.”
3…………> No Beautiful Friendship: Trump
North Korea canceled high-level talks with South Korea, labeling joint provocative military exercises with the US as a rehearsal for an invasion, with Pyongyang then accusing US national security adviser John Bolton of making “reckless statements” about North’s “Libya model” for the denuclearization of the peninsula.
President Trump has said there is a “very substantial chance” a historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un next month may not happen unless the North must meet conditions for the summit to go ahead though if it did not, it might happen “later”.
North Korea declared that it will start dismantling its nuclear test site in a ceremony to be attended by foreign journalists.
4………….> Ready For War: Sweden
Swedish Department of Defense has distributed leaflets to nearly 5 million of country’s citizens, advising what non-perishable items must be stockpiled to prepare for a Russian invasion, a terrorist attack and a major national disaster:
Bread with a long shelf-life (eg tortillas and crackers)
Precooked lentils, beans, tinned hummus
Sardines and ravioli
Quick-cook pasta, rice, instant mashed potatoes
Prepared blueberry, rosehip soup, energy bars
Candles and tea lights
A radio powered by batteries, solar cells or winding
A list of important telephone numbers
A mobile phone charger that works in the car
In 2016, Germany advised people to stockpile food and water for use in a national emergency, suggesting storing enough food to last for 10 days as well as five days’ worth of water.
Also in 2016, Lithuania told its citizens what to do in the event of a Russian invasion, distributing a booklet on spotting Russian tanks as well as surviving in the wild.
5…………> Market Report 05/22/2018, cover short 24900, CG(10042), 11/22/17
A cash dispersal to AAPL shareowners in the amount of $100 billion dollars sparked a rally, new position long at 24200, stop 24850 closed for a gain of 650 DIA points. New position short DIA 24850, cover shortstop 24850 for a gain of zero dollars.
Stock market old timers have said that “you buy the rumor, and sell the news”, and that is exactly what is happening right now, with the news that President Trump is about to start a metal tariff war, slapping 25% surcharge on steel and 10% on aluminum. DIA resistance is in the 27,000 area, with supports at 24135, 21354 and 18900 level, US dollar in a downtrend, resistance at 1.003319 CHF, support at .92 and 0.9: Gold in an uptrend, watch break resistance of 1377 to be taken soon. The massive Fed balance sheet contraction will result in a $600 billion dollars being dumped on the credit markets each quarter, a leftover of the horrendous $4.3 trillion money printing of Obama’s septic tank that will surely exert a severe pressure on stocks and financial assets.
We warned long ago that an organized attempt to remove President Trump from office is underway, and if this activity is not curtailed soon, the market will open on gap below 20,000 with next stop 17300 and 11800 support levels.
Stocks were down 179 to 24834, DJ futures +61, attempt to stage a covering short rally.
Gold down to 1291.5 and USD/CHF at 1.00 despite President Trump setting tariffs on Chinese products. Translation? As the dollar goes down, we have to wait and see if the new Fed Chair Jerome Powell will continue pressuring gold and the Eurasian block with it down below $1000/oz in an economic WW3. Watch cover short stop at 24,850.
We have to wait and see if new Fed chair Powell will attempt to destroy Eurasian block by sending gold prices below 1000, despite the fact both Russia and China have been buying their whole gold production in local gold backed currency instead of money printing machines. In other words, US has lost controls of the precious metals complex, and with Trump’s infrastructure and tax cut campaign the National debt will soon be at, or over 30 trillion dollars, since D.C. swamp alligators have no intention dropping their pet projects. Read “Ziban Must Die” for more details on the coming collision of Trump’s administration with “Deep State” operators funded by the billionaires’ supporters of the New World.