Afghanistan is full of minerals we (and other countries) need. Lithium, vital to electronics is in abundant supply. As is copper, iron ore, gold, and a host of rare earth materials. The countries of the world are licking their chops, and we just happen to be sitting on top of all the wealth. Well good for us.
The problem (one of them) is there is no way to get all this wealth out of the backwater.
If this doesn’t make you mad there’s something wrong with you. And this sort of thing happens all the time across the country. Everyday citizens are often abused by the governments that in theory exist to serve THEM.
If they aren’t already, “blockchain” technologies will soon be part of your life.
The central banks fear gold and metals generally. They always have as precious metals restrict their power. But a new “villain” is emerging and has been emerging now for years – Bitcoin. (And blockchain transactions.)
I say “Bitcoin” but bitcoin has brothers, Litecoin, Ethereum, to name 2. Together with other alternative digital currencies they present a real challenge to the power of the Fed and company. This challenge will only grow in the future –
One of the reasons the developing world continues to be challenged economically (though it has made great strides, especially in Africa) is because rich countries fear opening their markets to the “south.”
Who’s scared’a Scaramucci? It looks like many folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Why does it feel like a pit bull is on the prowl?
“Improper”? Is that the correct word?
The prior administration still has much to account for, which may be why so many from the Obama years are freaking out in government and out.
(From The Hill)
The National Security Agency and FBI violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama administration by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules.
I suppose the non-loyalists can just use Venezuela’s national currency.
Acknowledging that this is a snapshot of a situation, I’m getting a real bullying vibe here.