Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Determined to Ruin the US yet $200K has Gone to her Husband’s “Consulting Firm” – Hmm???
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said Tuesday that she wants to dismantle economic and political systems that “prioritize profit without considering who is profiting” even as her re-election campaign has continued to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to her new husband’s consulting firm.
Omar made the remarks during a press conference in Minnesota, saying, “As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality. So we cannot stop at the criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.”
Omar’s remarks come as a new report was released Tuesday night that showed she has continued to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into her new husband’s consulting firm, including $189,000 in March.
Kanye West discussed his recent declaration that he will run for president in 2020, despite his close relationship and past support for President Donald Trump.
During an extensive interview with Forbes magazine released Wednesday, West offered praise for Trump, claimed our nation is veering away from God, bashed abortion giant Planned Parenthood, and talked about his skepticism of vaccines.
Taking off his “red hat” for the interview to discuss a potential 2020 platform, the musician applauded Trump for allowing God to be part of the national discourse.
“Trump is the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation,” he said.
West also staunchly supported the pro-life position, hammering Planned Parenthood as a part of a “white supremacist” agenda.
“I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the Bible,” West asserted, adding, “Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.”
Leading Market News
Gold prices have climbed to their highest levels in nearly nine years, with the precious metal seen as a ‘weapon of choice’ for gold investors dealing with pandemic-related uncertainty in the stock market, clearing the path to a fresh record in the second half of the year.
In Wednesday trading, the most-active August gold futures contract was up $13.20, or 0.7%, at $1,823.10 an ounce after tapping a high of $1,829.80. Futures prices haven’t traded or settled at levels this high since September 2011.
The settlement record for most-active gold futures stands at $1,891.90 from Aug. 22, 2011, based on records going back to November 1984, according to Dow Jones Market Data. The record intraday level was seen at $1,923.70 an ounce on Sept. 6, 2011.
Gold breezed through the $1,800 level and “seems to have recovered its mojo,” said Ross Norman, chief executive officer of precious metals news and information provider Metals Daily. Bulls will also be “much encouraged that silver is performing at last.”
September silver was up 44.1 cents, or 2.4%, at $19.14 an ounce in Wednesday dealings. It’s poised for the highest most-active contract settlement since September 2019.
Norman told MarketWatch that gold is “neither responding to either the U.S. dollar nor the virus, but the second quarter economic impact,” with massive M2 money [supply] growth leading to concerns about future inflation, debt and negative real yield on U.S. Treasurys. M2 is a key measure for U.S. money supply.
The Back Page
A highway in Virginia was backed up for nearly an hour Wednesday after motorists found themselves sharing the road with loose pigs wandering into traffic, video shows.
The hogs were spotted on the southbound Interstate 95 lanes in Spotsylvania and Carolina counties around 1 p.m., the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
Diana Madison, who was driving home when she came upon the scene, told the paper she saw four hogs in total. Some motorists and Animal Control officials were giving them aid. She estimated they weighed around 400 pounds each.
It wasn’t immediately clear how the pigs wound up on the interstate, nor were there any signs of damaged vehicles. At least two of the animals, however, appeared to have injuries.