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“You Need Two Years Of Food” – Martin Armstrong Warns “There Will Be Shortages” As ‘Perfect Storm’ Looms

“You Need Two Years Of Food” – Martin Armstrong Warns “There Will Be Shortages” As ‘Perfect Storm’ Looms

Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com, Legendary financial and geopolitical cycle analyst Martin Armstrong has new data on how well the Biden economy is doing.  Spoiler alert:  It’s not doing well, and the financial system is about to tank.   I asked Armstrong if the US government could default on its debt if countries around the world continue to stop buying it?  Armstrong explained: “I think the US could default on its debt as early as 2025, but probably in 2027.  We have kicked the can down the road as far as we can go.   It’s not just in the United States.  Europe is in the same boat.  So is Japan.  This is why they need war.  They think by going into war, that’s the excuse to default on the debt.  They simply will not pay China.  If they try to sell their debt–good luck.  We are not redeeming it.  The same thing is happening in Europe.  So, once that happens, you go into war, and that is their excuse on this whole debt thing to collapse, which …

Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong Jones’ marriage – a look back at their relationship timeline

Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong Jones’ marriage – a look back at their relationship timeline

Although Princess Margaret fell in love with Peter Townsend, their relationship was never to be and despite a proposal, their engagement was forbidden by the late Queen. However, Margaret was still able to find love, with the royal eventually settling down with photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones after successfully keeping their relationship out of the public eye for many years. The duo wed in 1960 and would go on to welcome children David Armstrong-Jones and Lady Sarah Chatto. However, the couple’s relationship ultimately did not go the distance with the pair eventually separating in 1976 before officially divorcing in 1978. Although Margaret did not find another long-term partner, Antony would go on to remarry. Chart the couple’s relationship from the highs to the lows below… 1958 – The couple’s first meeting © Getty ImagesMargaret and Antony met at a private party Romance was not in the air when Margaret and Antony first crossed paths, with the duo meeting at a private party that had been thrown by Lady Elizabeth Cavendish, who was one of Margaret’s ladies-in-waiting. The couple …

Pointless host Alexander Armstrong makes rare comments on family life with wife Hannah Bronwen Snow and 4 sons – exclusive

Pointless host Alexander Armstrong makes rare comments on family life with wife Hannah Bronwen Snow and 4 sons – exclusive

Alexander Armstrong is best known for lighting up our screens on TV quiz show Pointless and bringing music to people’s ears on Classic FM. But when it came to charting new territory by writing his first novel, the presenter and comedian turned to his four sons for help. “I’ve been reading my book aloud to them and they’ve been amazing,” he tells HELLO! “I can spot instantly when they’re gripped, or when I’ve got too carried away. It’s lovely having them as a sounding board.”  “Having four boys, I wanted to write a real page-turner for children their age,” adds Alexander.  © PA ImagesAlexander shares sons Henry, Rex, Patrick and Edward with wife Hannah Advice from former Pointless co-host Richard Osman Alexander’s debut thriller The Golden Linnet comes out in September and not one to rest on his laurels, he has already started writing his second work of fiction. He credits his former Pointless co-host Richard Osman – himself, a seasoned thriller writer – with being another great support. “I can check in and say: …

Ant McPartlin’s ex Lisa Armstrong ‘heartbroken’ to hear Ant and Dec star is expecting child with new wife

Ant McPartlin’s ex Lisa Armstrong ‘heartbroken’ to hear Ant and Dec star is expecting child with new wife

Ant McPartlin’s first wife Lisa Armstrong is said to be heartbroken to hear the presenter is expecting a child with new wife Anne-Marie Corbett. The make-up artist got divorced from McPartlin in 2018 after a 12 year marriage in which the pair wanted children but were unable to. McPartlin, one half of Ant and Dec, announced last week that he is set to be a dad for the first time aged 48 with Ms Corbett, who he married in 2021. A friend of Ms Armstrong told the Mail: “Ant didn’t even have the decency to let Lisa know. “Like the rest of the world, she had to read about it in the news and you can only imagine what a shock that must have been for her. “For someone you’d shared so much with not to tell you something that they knew full well was going to become a huge, huge story in the press is pretty hard to get your head around. “It is a horrible shame that Lisa had to find out like …

Kaitlin Armstrong, killer of elite cyclist, was lured to her arrest by U.S. marshals’ ad for a yoga instructor

Kaitlin Armstrong, killer of elite cyclist, was lured to her arrest by U.S. marshals’ ad for a yoga instructor

Federal authorities planted a phony advertisement, seeking a yoga instructor, to capture the Texas woman later convicted of murdering an elite bicyclist and perceived romantic rival, officials said. When detectives suspected that Kaitlin Armstrong, 36, was the person who murdered 25-year-old Moriah “Mo” Wilson, their most daunting task was simply finding the suspect who had vanished from Austin, where the slaying happened on May 11, 2022. Tips eventually led authorities to Costa Rica where Deputy U.S. Marshals Damien Fernandez and Emir Perez still had a needle-in-haystack challenge of finding their suspect in the tropical paradise filled with Americans living relaxed expat lives. “We had other intelligence indicating that … she was staying in hostels in Costa Rica,” Perez told CBS news magazine “48 Hours.” “And I don’t know if you know anything about Costa Rica, but Costa Rica has a lot of hostels, a lot, an unbelievable amount of hostels.” They found a businessman with connections with Armstrong who was now going by the name “Beth” and, according to pictures provided by that contact, she …

No ‘Succession’ spinoffs, says HBO show’s creator Jesse Armstrong

No ‘Succession’ spinoffs, says HBO show’s creator Jesse Armstrong

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save LONDON — The creator of the hit HBO show “Succession,” Jesse Armstrong, has ruled out any spinoffs about the media dynasty drama, seemingly closing the door on the award-winning series for good. Armstrong, who is British, told the BBC in an interview on Saturday that spinning off the show to focus on one particular character or event “doesn’t feel like the most interesting thing to do to me.” He added that, while it was “nice” to hear fans may want spinoff shows, “sadly, I feel like me and the writers’ room have written them enough now,” he said of the characters. The suspenseful show centers on a powerful and dysfunctional family led by mogul Logan Roy, played by actor Brian Cox, and the intrigue, scheming and rivalry within his family and company as people fight to inherit his sprawling media empire. The show, which ended in May, became a global hit and cultural phenomenon, sparking debate about the “quiet luxury” fashion trend and think pieces …

Ecuador: British businessman and former consul Colin Armstrong kidnapped from home | Ecuador

A British businessman and the former UK honorary consul in Guayaquil, Colin Armstrong, has been kidnapped by hooded men at his home in Ecuador’s Los Rios province, according to police reports. Armstrong, 78, was snatched in the early hours of Saturday alongside a Colombian woman identified as his partner Katherine Paola Santos from his home in the town of Baba, according to a police report seen by the Guardian. He was driven away in his own black BMW, which was later found dumped, the report said. Kidnappings for ransom have become increasingly common in Ecuador as surging violent crime – largely fuelled by drug trafficking gangs – has transformed the country from among the safest in Latin America to the most dangerous in just five years, according to a 2022 Gallup poll. In just a few years, Ecuador has gone from being an island of peace compared to its cocaine-producing neighbours, Colombia and Peru, to a nerve centre for foreign cartels and domestic drug gangs, which control the prisons – often with deadly results – …

‘Megayachts’ are environmentally indefensible. The world must ban them | Chris Armstrong

The rich gazed at their superyachts, and decided they were not enough. The new breed of megayachts, which are at least 70 metres (230ft) in length, may be the most expensive moveable assets ever created. Roman Abramovich’s custom-designed Eclipse is estimated to be worth upwards of $800m. When he tires of its swimming pool, submarine and armoured plating, he can use one of its helipads to fly to the $475m Solaris, which he also owns. On the way he might, perhaps, glimpse the $600m Azzam, commissioned by the former president of the United Arab Emirates. The luxury boat industry also provides off-the-rack options: Kismet, for instance, can be bought for $184m. Either way, deep pockets are still required: the running costs can exceed 10% of a vessel’s purchase price, every single year. There is much more at stake in this burgeoning market than these yachts’ purchase prices. Megayachts are an increasing blight on our societies, and the world would be better off without them. First and foremost, owning a megayacht is the most polluting activity …

Why Republicans Can’t Keep the Government Open

Why Republicans Can’t Keep the Government Open

Yesterday was not a good day for House Republicans or for their struggling leader, Speaker Kevin McCarthy. In the morning, McCarthy was forced to scrap a procedural vote on a GOP proposal to avert a government shutdown that will commence at the end of this month if Congress doesn’t act. In the afternoon, a handful of conservatives tanked McCarthy’s bid to advance legislation funding the Pentagon. The failure of the proposal to prevent a shutdown was the more ominous defeat, both for Republicans and for the country. Yet even if McCarthy manages to pass a version of this, it will almost certainly be an exercise in futility. For starters, it would fund the government for a mere 30 additional days. And its basic provisions—cutting spending by 8 percent for all but the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments, restarting construction of the southern border wall, cutting off pathways for asylum seekers—will likely be stripped out by Senate Democrats. Despite the GOP’s evident dysfunction, Representative Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota was in a chipper mood when he …

Brian Armstrong thinks Coinbase could become a ‘superapp’

Brian Armstrong thinks Coinbase could become a ‘superapp’

‘It should work in a more global way’ for institutions and retail players Jacquelyn Melinek 7 hours As the crypto markets continue to face uncertainty, Coinbase’s CEO Brian Armstrong sees greater potential for the digital asset ecosystem to grow. Most people still think of crypto as an asset class that is traded and speculated on, but there are many more use cases for crypto than meets the eye, Armstrong noted during a fireside chat at Coinbase’s State of Crypto Summit on Thursday. For example, the industry is being supported by traditional financial service players like BlackRock, which filed for a spot bitcoin ETF last week, and Fidelity, which backed another crypto exchange. In the next five to seven years, Armstrong’s vision for Coinbase includes turning it into a “superapp,” referring to apps like WeChat and Alipay, which are used for messaging, commerce, banking, loans, payments, and even for ordering food. “In Coinbase’s case, we want to be that superapp, but it’ll be based on decentralized protocols, not just money but decentralized social, messaging, merchants accepting …