Wednesday, October 16, 2019

FED REPOS SIGNAL END Of Fiat Federal Reserve Notes

by Wayne Jett, Classial Capital:

For weeks, financial observers have been agitated by astonishingly high sums of Federal Reserve Notes (“hundreds of billions of dollars”) moving from the Federal Reserve to borrowers under lending instruments known as repurchase agreements, or “repos.” On September 17, e.g., the Fed created and loaned $53 billion to unnamed parties and, on September 18, an additional $75 billion. Those two days are the mere tip of the iceberg. Who are the borrowers and why is the Fed providing them so much money?

Venezuelan Assemblyman: I Suggest Bernie Sanders ‘Go to Venezuela Without Bodyguards’ for a Week

by Nicholas Ballasy, PJ Media:

Jose Guerra, a member of the National Assembly legislature in Venezuela, told PJM that Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) should live in Venezuela for an extended period of time without bodyguards to see how bad the humanitarian crisis is in the country under Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship.

Guerra was asked for his opinion of politicians such as Sanders not referring to Maduro as a dictator.

“Maybe they misunderstand what is going on in Venezuela. It’s a dictatorship. There’s no power separation and more than 400 political prisoners that have been prosecuted like me. It’s a new dictatorship,” Guerra said during a recent video interview. “Those people should go to Venezuela and live in Venezuela for a couple of weeks in order to have a very good picture of what is going on in Venezuela. I suggest that they go to Venezuela.”

Fake News, Fake Polls, and Now, Fake History

by Wayne Madsen, Strategic Culture:

Donald Trump, who believes everything that is real is fake and everything that is fake is real, has delved into another academic discipline for which he believes he is an eminent expert. After promulgating his own fake weather forecasts, political opinion polls, and news, Trump has now proclaimed his own fake history. After abandoning to invading Turkish forces the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces, who have been allied with US Special Forces battling the Islamic State caliphate jihadists in Syria, Trump stated, “They [the Kurds] didn’t help us in the World War II, they didn’t help us with Normandy, as an example.”

DC’s Atlantic Council Raked in Funding from Hunter Biden’s Corruption-Stained Ukrainian Employer While Courting His VP Father

by Max Blumenthal, Consortium News:

Max Blumenthal reports on the think tank’s shady arrangement with Burisma, the gas company at the center of  “Ukrainegate.” 

With its relentless focus on corruption in Russia and Ukraine, the Atlantic Council has distinguished itself from other top-flight think tanks in Washington. Over the past several years, it has held innumerable conferences and panel discussions, issued a string of reports, and published literally hundreds of essays on Russia’s “kleptocracy” and the scourge of Kremlin disinformation.

In Depth Analysis Of The Failed Attempt To Overthrow The Results Of The 2016 Election: Impeachment Already Backfiring On Democrats As Trump & RNC Donations Spike & Swing Voters Accuse Dems Of Ignoring Important Issues

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

Within 36 hours of Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announcing an “impeachment inquiry,” President Trump and the RNC hauled in $13 million in donations. $5 million from online donors in all 50 states, $5 million from a fundraiser, and another $3 million from a breakfast event.

After the announcement, Democrats also returned to their home states and were faced with anti-impeachment protests from their own constituents, especially “red state Democrats,” who won elections in conservatives districts.

Fed Set to Launch “Massive” Bond-Buying Program — In Other Words QE

by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:

The Federal Reserve is set to begin what MarketWatch article called a “massive” bond-buying program.

Jerome Powell announced the program last Tuesday and the central bank released more details about the plan on Friday. The Federal Reserve will buy $60 billion in short-term Treasury bills each month. According to a statement, the purchases will continue, “at least into the second quarter of next year.” That would amount to around $400 billion worth of Treasurys added to the Fed’s balance sheet.

Voters Shun Elites: New Iowa Poll Shows Rep. Steve King Holds Sizable Lead on Primary Opponents – 74% of Voters Stand with King over Hacks at NY Times

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Good news for our friend Steve King!

A new poll finds Rep. Steve King (R-IA) leading bigly in the Republican primary in Western Iowa.

And, better yet, Iowa voters trust Rep. King over the horrid smear merchants at The New York Times.

Wall Lake, I.A. – A new poll was released from Congressman Steve King’s campaign on Monday, October 7, which demonstrates the congressman’s strong support from primary voters. This poll was conducted by G1 Survey Research and asks voters who they support in the 2020 primary. The poll also surveyed voters on their reaction to the New York Times hit piece that attempted to paint Congressman King as a racist and a white nationalist.

Clinton’s 2016 Campaign Accepted Help From Harvey Weinstein to Get Rid of Sanders, US Author Claims

from Sputnik News:

A representative for the film mogul, who has been charged with numerous sex offences, has dismissed the report, while admitting that Harvey Weinstein did indeed support Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, including financially.

The office of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign accepted help from accused sex offender Harvey Weinstein, who tried to assist the Democratic frontrunner in getting rid of her main competition in the primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, US journalist Ronan Farrow claims in his new book “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators”.

Taibbi: Impeaching Trump Would Establish ‘Intelligence Community Veto over Elections’

by Joshua Caplan, Breitbart:

Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi reframes the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry — and its latest development in the arrest of two associates of Rudy Giuliani — as a “permanent coup” against President Trump playing out more slowly than coups he has experienced firsthand in other nations.

Taibbi’s article comes after he criticized corporate media’s framing of the Deep Stater as a non-partisan “whistleblower,” despite being a registered Democrat who worked with former Vice President Joe Biden in the White House.

Cops seize elderly crossing guard’s guns under ‘Red Flag’ law after he criticized school resource officer

by Victor Skinner, The American Mirror:

Police in Martha’s Vineyard used red flag laws to seize the guns of an 84-year-old Korean War veteran over a comment the man made to a friend at a local diner.

Stephen Nichols was meeting with Edgartown resident Andy Marcus at Linda Jean’s diner in Oak Bluffs a couple of weeks ago when he mentioned that Tisbury School resource officer Scott Ogden often leaves his post as kids arrive to drink coffee at Xtra Mart, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times.

Nichols, who works as the school’s crossing guard, told his friend someone could “shoot up the school” in Ogden’s absence and criticized the officer for “leaving his post.” Those comments apparently unnerved a waitress at Linda Jean’s, who contacted the police to tattle on the elderly U.S. Army veteran.