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Opinion: Another Crypto Currency Company going bust…

There is clearly huge losses in investing in crypto-currencies these days. The markets aren’t steaming or beaming up high. It is maybe a downturn and a natural progression after a rising bear market over the years. However, in the recent months there been some red flags.

This being the fall of Celsius, Terra, Voyager and Three Arrows. Only today the well known FTX is seeking bankruptcy as well. That means that several of crypto-currency exchanges or “banks” has fallen.

For me that is a sign of a negative spiral. When the entities that trade, store crypto-currencies and are the middle-men are ones going bust. They are going in the wind and the consumer buying from these entities are losing their investments. Their savings and risks have outweighed the supposed massive gains.

These entities was supposed to sell, trade and be the wallet of the crypto-currencies. These entities was initially ensuring the blockchains or the trade of crypto. So, when these businesses goes bust. You know the business model isn’t working or have enough liquidity to work. They cannot even find a sustainable method or means of running the trade. The businesses has leveraged tokens and these internal coins has been deemed worthless. That’s why they fell after the value of these tokens crashed into the ground.

It is like these businesses has gone in circle. They have promised huge returns and being secure places to invest in crypto. The owners and CEOs has pledge vast funds and equity. It seems that these companies has sold dreams and it has turned into nightmares.

They have sold the clouds, but never taken anyone up into the air. These things didn’t have a foundation or a roots to begin with. The companies was just selling dreams and visions, but not substantial or valuable products. That’s why these are falling apart so rapidly. Either when their own tokens are devalued or cease to exist. If not when either Bitcoin or Ethereum is losing steam. It’s like everything evaporates and goes into thin-air.

That’s why the following of these companies only shows how this bear-market has worked. When the times are good and people are investing. Everything seems on the “up and up”. However, when people are pulling their funds and the big investors loses interests. It is like a crash is happening and it’s erupting in a total cluster-fuck. Where the only last resort is going bankrupt and stop operating.

This unregulated market surely knows how to make itself look irredeemable. Because, the companies that trades crypto and seems like the major players are all falling out. They are just losing it and will cease to exist. That is a tragic result, as all the ones investing and spending money through these entities are losing their money. Unless, they were able to pull out their funds or empty their wallets in time. Because that is off essence here.

We can surely see there is no good news. Only another company who traded crypto going bust. Another place where people invested and trusted to do their “banking” has been lost.

The ones that believes the crypt currencies are the future. Is making it much harder for themselves. When their banks, stock-exchanges or whatnot are going under this rapidly. They are just proving why there is a need for legislation and for more oversight. Since so much values are lost and people are hurting just for trusting in these entities. It is just not sustainable and it will deplete small time investors who did risk their funds into it. Peace.

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Opinion: Sunak lied about “Brexit” opportunities…

One of the great opportunities of Brexit is our ability to trade more with countries around the world. I know that the right hon. Lady will want to speak to many of the Welsh farmers who are enjoying selling their lamb to the new markets that we have opened up for them. That is what we will get on and deliver” – Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (09.11.2022).

The new Prime Minister in the PMQs answered a question about international trading from Liz Saville Roberts MP. Who asked a serious question in concerns with the forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility, which states the trade will be lowered by 15%. In response to that, the PM answered this and went on about selling welsh lambs.

This isn’t a case of only mutton. No, this is a case of botched opportunities and losing the European Single Market. The realities of Brexit is setting in and as a Third Country, the losses are piling up. That’s why the export industries has been hit and other industries have even flagged out of the United Kingdom. Because, they are safer to be within the European Union and the Single Market… than risking their bets from the UK.

That’s why it’s interesting not only the mention of a bad forecasts from the OBR. There are other reports coming with shattering numbers, which the former Chancellor should be worried about.

Just read this:

David Jinks, head of consumer research at logistics firm ParcelHero, commented: “Britain’s exporters of goods, from food to cars, have all suffered from the impact of the poorly negotiated Brexit trade agreement and increased red tape and duties. The same applies to services, from finance to computing, which now fall outside the regulated EU services market. “Perhaps most disappointingly, these latest results reveal Britain failed to successfully transition away from the EU to other overseas markets – one of the positive outcomes promised by Brexiteers. Looking at two vital export markets beyond the EU, the numbers also tumbled. “Perhaps the situation is summed up best by looking at the UK’s exports to the whole of the EU. In 2019, they stood at a healthy £298bn. By 2021, they had slumped by £30bn to £268bn, but even that was a huge lift from the £259bn they had tumbled to in 2020, in the immediate aftermath of Brexit.”” (Chris Sparks – ‘UK Exports Slump In The Aftermath Of Brexit’ 31.10.2022, Businessplus.ie).

A conclusion from one paper:

Across EU member states, we find that Brexit has led to a significant decline in trade with the UK in almost all cases although by varying magnitudes. Looking at the different margins of trade, we find a substantial reduction in the number of products traded from the UK to the EU. However, for EU to UKtrade, three quarters of the estimated fall in trade can be attributed to the intensive margin. This is consistent with a pattern of smaller trade flows more impacted by changes in trade costs in the UK to EU direction and hence ceasing to trade” (Janez Kren & Martina Lawless – ‘How has Brexit changed EU-UK trade flows?’, October 2022, Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI) – ESRI Working Paper No. 735).

When a man like David Jinks is stating this. We have already seen how the Seafood industry and Animal industry has reacted to the effects of Brexit. There has been businesses and such who has lost out a lot, because of it. Brexit has brought a lot of ramifications and no deal or the free trade agreement (FTA) has the ability to cover the losses of trading within the EU.

Brexit promised a fantasy land, which haven’t appeared. The dreams of leaving the EU and getting full sovereignty haven’t cut it for the businesses. The exporters has been hit and the logistical firms has also been devastated by it. This is the true costs of operating from the outside and also locking itself from the European continent by default.

The losses of the trade agreements which the UK had through the membership of EU hasn’t been replicated either. Neither is it getting the same sort of treatment or abilities to export to the EU. That’s the consequence of the Withdrawal Agreement and successive negotiations ever since. The UK has failed here and they are continuing the agony.

The Prime Minister can make lofty promises and say the Brexit will create a new day tomorrow. However, the realities are the same and the UK haven’t established or been able to generate deals, which are as beneficial as being part of the single market. That is just an issue that will linger on. Because, that’s what gave the UK a huge boost and simplistic trading partner with the EU Member States, which it doesn’t have today.

So, when Sunak says there is lots of opportunities, as a result of Brexit. I don’t see it and I only see a lie. All things are showing that the downturn and the affects of Brexit is a decline. The Brexit itself has only cost and it isn’t changing for the better. Peace.

Opinion: Don. Jr. thinks he can run away from accountability…

A person is guilty of perjury in the first degree when he swears falsely and when his false statement (a) consists of testimony, and (b) is material to the action, proceeding or matter in which it is made” (New York Penal Law § 210.15: Perjury in the first degree)

In the order and motion of Supreme Court of New York, Judge Arthur F. Engoron on the 3rd November 2022. What this motion and order did was initially to have an independent monitor to oversee and have oversight of the Trump Organizations; and their plans of creating a new Trump Organization 2, which would be there to takeover the assets and liabilities of the original Trump Org.

In that motion, there was one passage that was very interesting and compelling. Not that people has the best view or image of Donald Trump Junior. The erratic behaviour and online speeches haven’t made things looking any better.

However, there is some parts of the passage on “Donald Trump Jr.’s Disclaimer of Responsibility for SFCs’ Accuracy” which is really unique and telling. That part of the motion alone is saying something about the arrogance and thinking there is no consequences of own actions. This coming from a supposed senior executive and in-charge of a company. An ordinary employee would be fired for the neglect and lack of due diligence.

Just read this:

Defendant Donald Trump Jr. is a senior executive at the Trump Organization and a trustee of the

Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust, which was responsible for certifying the SFCs accuracy to

banks and other institutions. He personally signed representation letters to Mazars on each

Statement Engagement while serving as a trustee, and those letters included the representation

that “{w]e acknowledge our responsibility and have fulfilled our responsibilities for the

preparation and fair presentation of the personal financial statement in accordance with

accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.” NYSCEF Doc. No. 48. The statement further said that “(w]e have not knowingly withheld from you any financial records or related data that in our judgment would be relevant to your compilation.” Id. Notwithstanding such representations, Donald Trump Jr. testified at his deposition that he had no knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) outside of “Accounting 101 at Wharton,” and that he “had no knowledge as [GAAP] relates to what it was for, for the Statement of Financial Condition or not.” NYSCEF Doc. No. 43, pg. 10-11. He further testified that despite personally vouching for their accuracy, he “had no real involvement in the preparation of the Statement of Financial Conditions] and don’t really remember ever working on it with anyone.” Id. Accordingly, at a minimum, Donald Trump Jr. signed off on representations to Mazars without performing the due diligence necessary to ensure their accuracy or compliance with GAAP, raising serious doubt as to the reliability of future SFCs for which Donald Trump Jr. may be responsible. Furthermore, the record is replete with evidence that Donald Trump Jr’s statement that “we” have not knowingly withheld pertinent information is blatantly false” (Engoron, 03.11.2022).

It is compelling to read this… that a grown man and a senior executive thinks this sort of statement or reasoning is really bonkers. Just think if an employee or a hired consultant did this for the Trump Organization. That would have been a reason to fire or sack someone. However, we know that the family members of the Trump Organization can’t be touched from within. They are the ones carrying the name and because of that.

Donald Trump Jr. can possibly be charged with perjury over this. Who believes that he didn’t know or had no idea what went on? When it happened year after year and with the same arguments to ensure better loan terms or pay less in tax. That’s why you know these sorts of things are haunting the Trump Organization. Which just happens to be where Don. Jr. was an Executive. Meaning he had power and he followed protocol on this. He knew it was money in these practices and he earned on it too.

That’s why it’s hard to believe that his this sort of stupid. When he had the motivation and the motives to earn on it. There is money to be made by making these statements of financial conditions. Don. Jr. have to answer for it, because he signed off on them. It is only now that it’s investigated and such… his suddenly not aware and had nothing to do with it. Which is weird… when he and others profited on it. That’s why I have a hard time believing his statement on this matter.

Hopefully the jury and the judge does too. It seems insincere and totally bonkers to begin with. Peace.

Opinion: Sunak’s mixed cabinet…

I will unite our country, not with words, but with action. I will work day in and day out to deliver for you. This government will have integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level” – Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (25.10.2022).

The Prime Minister with his announced cabinet reshuffle is really re-issuing some known faces from Boris Johnson and giving way to some of the appointees of Liz Truss. This isn’t a sign of a new era or a change towards reform. No, this is a continuation of the latter years and not much significant changes either.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak isn’t doing anyone any real favours here. Appoint the likes of Dominic Raab and Michael Gove. Neither is the likes of Therese Coffey or Suella Braverman choices of reason. The pick of Penny Mourdaunt seems just to buy peace, as she was his competition for the office in the first place. Others are re-appointments or re-shuffling into new positions. The one who has been everywhere this it seems, Nadhim Zahawi. That just shows it all and the public should understand the game now.

PM Sunak is just trying to find the sweet spot between the ERG, the Boris clique and the alliance around Truss. Just so he has everyone covered and within his reach. That will be tricky position and it won’t be easy to pull off. No, he has to be on the proximity of all these groups and still able to play ball. If he has shortcomings or isn’t finding the right path. There will be resignation and claims that he differs from the “mandate” and what the Tories was “elected to do”. That will be the end-game here.

Heck, what is striking that Sunak has even appointed people who was in the cabinet of Theresa May. He is re-appointing and using old heads who haven’t made things better. That’s the likes of Jeremy Hunt, who also was appointed in the last minute of Truss cabinet too. Therefore, Sunak is really just trying to play with everyone.

While his only appointing a few loyalists of himself too. Nevertheless, it doesn’t seem to be many of these. That means that the ones around him are people who can turn on him quickly. The moment the buck stops and the knives are out… they will turn on him and bury him like they did the predecessors.

Prime Minister Sunak promised a government of integrity, professionalism and accountability… while he has chosen similar characters and MPs into cabinet, which has shown the opposite. The PM has taken in people who has broke the ministerial code and haven’t valued the Nolan principals either.

The PM has to prove his words, but the appointed ministers proves these words was all fluff. It was for publicity, but he appointed the opposite to unite the party. He didn’t appoint these ones to be more professional or show integrity.

Who appoints Braverman and Gove for integrity? Who appoints Raab for professionalism?

Well, this cabinet is just the Tories best-of-hits… and it’s not looking good. It is just the first day, but it’s not looking good for Sunak. Who isn’t changing tune, but is just another one. Peace.

Opinion: Kanye’s “Empire” is fading quickly

Aftermath of Kanye West’s antisemitic comments:

Adidas cut ties

Balenciaga cut ties

Vogue and Anna Wintour cut ties

Dropped by talent agency, CAA

Dropped by lawyer

Streams, sales & airplay plummeted

Restricted from Instagram & Twitter

Stadium shows cancelled

Documentary shelved” (Pop Crave, 25.10.2022).

Kanye Omari West aka Kanye West aka Ye has created a storm surrounding himself. No one should feel sorry for him. In addition to the mentioned companies ceasing operations or agreements with Ye. There is the end of GOOD Music imprint under the Island Def Jam umbrella. Also, that JP Morgan also stopped having him as a customer and banking services. Meaning the statements and the words of Ye matter. Because, it wouldn’t have this effect, if the words was substantiated.

The hip hop mogul and fashion(ista) has now fallen short. His “empire” is now in the wind. He has gone from beloved and entrusted with collaboration with famous brands. Being tied to companies oozing of prestige and elegance. Now his just another bloke who has fallen short.

When Charlamagne The God (CTG) starts calling you “K-K-Kanye” you know the gig is up. This is just proving that Anti-Semitism isn’t a selling factor or a train-of-thought that is valuable. Maybe in the 4Chan and the sphere of Parler, which Kanye is soon entering. Though, it will haemorrhaging money, if he gets the transaction and get to takeover the social media site now.

This is the fall of grace, the Clayton Bigsby of the Dave Chappelle Universe or Uncle Ruckus of the Boondocks. Both characters could be played by Kanye in the recent time. That is not satire or even a joke, but a reality we live in.

It all started with a white-supremacist talking point, the “White Lives Matters” shirts at a fashion show. This continued with more outrageous talk on Tucker Carlson, Drink Champs podcast and beyond that. The ones entertaining this now… is just falling in a trap and the click-baiting is doing no good.

K-K-Kanye” is tainted goods now. That’s why everything he has touched is falling out of grace. This is the opposite Midas Touch. The things he touches isn’t becoming gold, but going in the garbage. He haven’t only fallen off, but getting seriously “cancelled”.

There is a point of no return. There is an ending of all of this. His becoming a villain of his own story. That’s not for the betterment of society or even spread enlightenment. No, this isn’t done shine a light or be a beacon of hope. His just falling into a trap of failure and doing it deliberately. This cannot sell shoes, T-Shirts or CDs for that matter. People are even boycotting and stopping playing his songs on streaming services.

Right here his showing not to be a genius, but high on his own supply. A man lost in the bargain of validation and need for acceptance in a new political sphere. His not caring about the suffering or the plights of others. He just want to be the golden boy and the greatness of the MAGA crowds and the 4Chan community. That’s where his heading and Donald J. Trump is writing similar messages on his Truth Social. They are aligned in their bigotry, white-supremacist talking points and their rhetoric. Which is striking, but the sad reality in 2022.

A man that spoke of the plights of others and even blamed George W. Bush after Hurricane Katrina and the destruction of New Orleans. Now, his the Clayton Bigsby and the Uncle Ruckus in the flesh. He is the living and breathing example of these now. That’s who “K-K-Kanye” has become. That’s what he has become, it is not smart, not wise or beautiful. It isn’t even a dark twisted fantasy, it is a tragic ending to a man who could have continued to inspire and used his platform for good. Instead he chose a path, which is only more self-destruction and being a voice of infringed white-supremacists. That’s the verdict today. Tomorrow it might be different, but there is nothing good coming out of this.

K-K-Kanye” will act like a victim and a martyr. He will continue to spew the hatred and the rhetoric which brought him here. However, it will do him no good. Neither will it help his cause. His just showing us his character and what he has become. A man who has fallen and who don’t mind undermining his legacy…. Peace.

Opinion: Sunak have no wiggle-room to fail

The ones that is rising up in hopes and grabbing their chair of joy. I would say your turning the tables a bit to fast. People should remember the time that Rishi Sunak, one of the wealthiest men in the United Kingdom was the Chancellor. He held that role for some time and had the ability to shift economic policies. That’s why this period has to be considered now that his officially the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

I don’t want any ill for the man. This is his moment of prestige and prominence. He is taking over from a hectic turmoil of Truss and the falling pendulum of Boris Johnson. All the things that the Tories has done for 12 years and the shifts of policies are now rearing it’s ugly head. That’s not Sunak’s fault, but he was a part of it. He had plenty of time to make a difference, but he chose to align and work within those perimeters.

That’s why as his becoming the Leader of the Conservative Party and the Prime Minister. This is happening with the blessing of the Tories MPs and not the electorate. His the third PM of the 2022. Previously in the year he lost the campaign to Truss and now he succeeded the second time. Meaning his resilience and will to get there pushed him over the finish-line.

Because of that backdrop, I dropping a few breadcrumbs from the outlook on his term. The people he picks or appoints in cabinet will be detrimental and show his real alliances. Just like Truss chose to be aligned with ERG group of MPs. The same will be important to follow with Rishi.

That’s why these texts are important!

When it comes to tax and spend, Rishi Sunak is proposing nothing beyond current government policy in the short term – unsurprisingly, given that he set these policies as Chancellor. We therefore know a lot about what we would get under his premiership, at least initially, without his having to say much. We would have tax heading towards its highest sustained level in 70 years as a share of national income, though with an intention to bring taxes down once he has ‘gripped inflation’” (…) “There would be some headroom against the government’s fiscal targets – including the target of taxes covering all day-to-day spending by 2024-25 – though not enough to allow the Chancellor to rest easy, given the degree of economic turbulence and uncertainty. In the longer term, Mr Sunak has been clear that he does wish to cut taxes, but not until inflation has fallen back” (Stuart Adam Robert Joyce Isabel Stockton Tom Waters and Ben Zaranko – ‘ Tax and spending policies of Conservative leadership contenders’ 21.07.2022, The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)).

The hike and the controversial loan-not-loan to deal with rising energy prices is “Treasury’s revenge for profligacy,” said another senior MP. But for many, it also highlights the line between good politics and good economics. If you hurt people in their pocket, it’s unlikely they are going to reward you at the polls. “The economic problems are starting to stick to him,” says another senior backbencher. “I think we are past peak Rishi.”” (Catherine Neilan – ‘’Past peak Rishi’: Why Conservative support is ebbing from Sunak as favourite to replace Boris Johnson’ 14.02.2022, Business Insider).

Whether Sunak has penned a note for his successor quipping that the money is all gone remains to be seen. He undoubtedly should. The Chancellor leaves a worse legacy than perhaps any predecessor of modern times. Inflation is running at nine per cent. The trade deficit has blown out to a mind-boggling eight per cent of GDP. The pound is tanking on the currency markets, real wages are collapsing, strikes are rampant, and the economy is heading for a recession. It is possible that Tony Barber, Edward Heath’s Chancellor of the early 1970s, left the nation’s finances in a worse state. But even that is debatable” (Matthew Lynn – ‘Rishi Sunak won’t be missed as Chancellor’ 05.07.2022, The Spectator).

There are certain aspects here that will key for the future. It is not like Sunak isn’t in favour of tax-cuts as well. That was the downfall of Truss and Kwateng. Certainly and hopefully he doesn’t usher in another “biscotti”. Who knows if his naive enough to do so?

What is striking is that his time as a Chancellor bought him enough peace in Westminster, but not across the Kingdom. Neither does he have the confidence or the grand support as other Prime Ministers. There is already calling for a snap election or a General Election. Since, the coronation of Sunak will be questioned. He don’t have a mandate or a popular vote behind him. His just a MP crowned because the two previous PM’s failed miserably.

Now as PM Rishi Sunak has not only to prove himself and his worth. Truss has broken the economy and the financial market. The Truss cabinet created worse for pensioners, gilt-markets and the mortgages, as the energy crisis is growing ahead of winter. Therefore, the Prime Minister has to stand tall and isn’t having it easy. That with the costs and burdens of Brexit will be put on him. The ramifications of that in combination of the downturn after the lockdowns and the biscotti “mini-budget” will linger over his head. There is no soft landing or time for a waiting period. He has to carry the weight and pick the right aides to find a way out of this.

As PM Sunak will not have the time or the ability to fail. We see how that cost Truss. He cannot do the same and risk it on the altar of financial speculations. That would again create prolonged agony and further the downfall of the financial market. The Tories has already shown how arrogant or ignorant of the plights of the general public. Now, one of the wealthiest men of the Kingdom has to prove that he cares and have the answers.

Time will tell if he does. It won’t be easy and he has to chose wisely. In the beginning he cannot risk or take gamble. If he does… he can easily follow Truss and be a short-term PM without a legacy worth clinging on too. Peace.

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