The Financial Survivalist

Is 5G Linked to Coronavirus?

Most readers will recognize the name “Wuhan, China” as ground zero from which the Coronavirus allegedly emerged. An interesting fact about Wuhan is that it is one of a number of Chinese cities in which 5G technology is installed. Wuhan became a fully functional 5G pilot city last fall, following the installation of 3000 macro base stations and 27,000 micro base stations.

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Market Mayhem

As if ongoing U.S. political turmoil wasn’t enough, chaos hit the markets.

Common stocks. In what appears to be a “pause in trend,” stock markets everywhere were hit hard last week. The U.S. Dow-Jones Industrial average dropped 14%—from a Feb.

Cost-saving Medical Care Alternatives for 2020

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled December 18 that Obamacare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, then kicked the case back to a lower court to determine which (if any) other parts of the Affordable Care Act (officially the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” or “PPACA”) can stand.

DEW Drops

Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) may have added a new target type to its register: “community obliteration” … recorded in November in Paradise, California. The complete burn down (as part of the “Camp Fire,” in which 88 deaths were confirmed) of the community there is officially being blamed on PG&E, which as a result now faces bankruptcy (as does the State of California, following the cut off of FEMA disaster funds to cover losses from the fires).

Signatures observed by firemen on the ground in Paradise tell a very interesting story:

Warped and mangled steel, with every car scorched and every tire burned to oblivion.

Hemp Goes Mainstream

In another breathtaking win for the American people, Congress passed and the president signed a 2018 Farm Bill which included nationwide legalization of the growing of hemp—effective January 1, 2019.

After nearly 50 years of prohibition, the 2018 Act amends the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, so that hemp plants containing no more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are no longer classified as a “Schedule 1” controlled substance.

Obamacare – Rest in Peace?

Responding to a lawsuit brought by attorney generals of 20 states, and led by Texas A/G Ken Paxton, Texas Judge Reed O’Connor ruled the Affordable Care act is Unconstitutional. The ruling cited Congress’ 2017 repeal of the individual mandate (a tax penalty for not buying insurance) as “inseverable from the ACA,” and hence grounds for nullifying the US Supreme Court’s rationale for deeming the ACA constitutional in 2012.

The case is certain to make its way back to the Supreme Court, whose vote in support of the government position (under heavy political pressure) in 2012 was excoriated by Justice Scalia (who later died under suspicious circumstances). The Justice Department has affirmed that it cannot defend the constitutionality of Obamacare.