Approximate spot prices
Gold: $1,250 per paper ounce
Silver: $16.70 per paper ounce
Bitcoin: $2,500 per coin
Another eventful week is in the books. In the last update I said that it was time to buckle up for the summer, and this week we had an even further escalation of tensions when a Bernie Sanders volunteer leftist opened fire on Congressional Republicans, critically wounding Steve Scalise. That American legislators were attacked while practicing baseball – the historical American pastime – has a noteworthiness about it that won’t soon go away. I’d expect this to linger in the consciousness of the nation for longer than other incidents primarily because of the higher profile of the targets. We’ll see if can last through the end of the month and still be toward the front page.
As always, we’re simultaneously seeing the media meltdown trend continue unabated. It’s on overdrive now with these Manchurians. Press on comrade! Down with Trump! No to fascism! Death to capitalism! Refugees welcome here! Racism! Sexism! Privilege! It’s all so laughably boring at this point that if it weren’t literally so dangerous a brainwashed ideology it could be eliminated from public discourse by laughter and rational conversation. However, that’s not what 2017 has for us.