Odds and Ends — 18 April 2021

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Bond Market Troubles Will Take Away The Fed’s Printing Press: And it will happen this year, predicts money manager Bill Fleckenstein

The Battery-Powered Future Depends on a Few Crucial Metals

Politics:

A New Litmus Test for Republicans

Congress’s pursuit of an independent investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection is facing long odds, as bipartisan resolve to hold the perpetrators and instigators accountable erodes, and Republicans face sustained pressure to disavow that it was supporters of former president Donald Trump who attacked the U.S. Capitol.

The GOP-Big Business Divorce Goes Deeper Than You Think

White House Walks Back Order On Refugee Limits After Backlash

”Two Russian men suspected of carrying out the Salisbury poisoning of Sergei Skripal in 2018 are being linked to an explosion at an arms depot in the Czech Republic four years earlier.”

Biden's blinking red lights: Taiwan, Ukraine and Iran

DOJ Sues Roger Stone Alleging Millions In Unpaid Taxes And Fees

Serendipity:

Edible Landscaping: Food production and beautiful landscaping don't have to be at odds

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OH MY GODS that clip of the lamb. 😮😂 Poor thing. But true metaphor. LOL

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