EU Elections | Armstrong Economics

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a snap election after disappointing results from his party in the European Elections. His Syriza party was estimated to have received just 23.94% of votes in the elections, trailing behind its main opposition party New Democracy, which received 33.28%. A far-right party in Italy’s of Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has come out on top in Italy’s European parliamentary elections based on the exit polls. It certainly appears that Nigel Farage will come out on top in the UK. So far, we are looking at truly a sea-change in Europe. Nevertheless, the European People’s Party in the European Parliament has influence in all the EU’s institutions and it will most likely remain with the greatest number of seats probably around 23%. It has been the largest political group in the European Parliament since 1999. In the European Council, 9 out of 28 Heads of State and Government belong to the EPP family and in the European Commission, 13 out of 27 Commissioners come from EPP parties. The EPP looks to be losing more than 40 seats. The parties who seem to want reform should combine about 200 seats against about 540 seats. The question that will rise is how will Brussels react? Ignore it and push on or reform? It appears that there will not be a reform movement and Brussels will most likely try to paint this as a temporary populace fluke as did Washington Republicans with Trump.
— Read on www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/europes-current-economy/eu-elections/

The winds are changing direction, away from globalism.

If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B? – Taki’s Magazine – Taki’s Magazine

Guiado’s constitutional claim to the presidency of Venezuela was a scheme cooked up in collusion with Washington, made in the USA, with Secretary of State Pompeo, John Bolton and Sen. Marco Rubio signing on, and President Trump signing off.
— Read on www.takimag.com/article/if-the-army-stands-with-maduro-what-is-plan-b/

Funny to here Putin whine about us in Ukraine with this going on.

4 Up-and-Coming Batteries That Could Overtake Lithium-Ion

Lithium-ion batteries — the power behind your phone, laptop, and basically any rechargeable device you own — may be on their last legs. A series of bad events, from high-profile battery fires to environmental concerns to the rising cost of its namesake material, has experts scrambling to find a safer, more efficient, less expensive substance to power our gadgets.

— Read on curiosity.com/topics/4-up-and-coming-batteries-that-could-overtake-lithium-ion-curiosity

Trump Revolution Spreads to Democrats & They Miss the Point of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | Armstrong Economics

The Trump Revolution has clearly now spread to the Democrats. People do not understand that the Trump Revolution is NOT about a particular philosophy. It is about just throwing those in power out. The year 1933 was the same thing. That year saw the extreme-right elect Hitler, the left elect Franklin Roosevelt, and the extreme-left put Mao and communism in power. It did not matter then and as we head into 2019, this will be 86 years from 1933 so expect more dramatic political changes as we have seen in Malaysia, Catalonia, Hungary, and Italy. We should also not forget BREXIT as it enters the critical year 2019. People are rising up against career politicians on both sides of the political spectrum. In New York City, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old who’s never held elected office and was a waitress/bartender, ousted New York City Congressman Joe Crowley in the primary. This has really shaken up the Democrats. Crowley had been considered to be a candidate to become House speaker if Democrats win the majority in November. Now the California Democratic Party issued a stunning rebuke of Senator Dianne Feinstein by decisively handing their official endorsement to State Senator Kevin de Leon, who has been the longshot Democratic challenger against Feinstein. Yet Alexandria has no experience in anything to contribute. She was a bartender and co-workers claim she was greedy, which seems to be a curious trait of socialists for they eye-up what other people have and want to take it with the rule of law. Of course, Feinstein will be THE oldest politician in Congress. She refuses to step down but the establishment Democrats are facing the Trump Revolution themselves. After the primary victory of 28-year-old Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democrats see this as a new lease on life. The fact that she is a socialist, this is what the Democrats have focused on. They think she won simply because of her political stand against capitalism instead of the fact that the people voted for her because they are sick and tired of career politicians regardless of their political philosophy. This is the danger I see directly in Washington. As I have said before, there are no mirrors. Consequently, they look at Bernie Sanders who they cheated out of the nomination to stuff Hillary in the White House and now Alexandria. They conclude they want more socialism rather than they do not want career politicians. This will result in the Democrats moving EXTREME-LEFT because they cannot understand what this Trump Revolution is really about – THEM!
— Read on www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/trump-revolution-spreads-to-democrats-they-miss-the-point-of-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/

Never thought of it this way