Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Social Engineering Via Media 101 – How To Normalize The Absurd

by Sigmund Fraud, Activist Post:

Ever pay attention to trends in the media? Some stories and narratives rise and fall in cycles, along with your awareness of them. It’s kind of like a shell game, where the street hustler directs your attention to one shell as a distraction while he shuffles aside the nut with the goods in it. A ‘now you see it, now you don’t,’ kind of thing.

When you see the same story arise frequently in the mainstream media, you can bet that it’s something you’re supposed to be looking at.

You see, the major corporate media operates from talking points and top-down directives. A mere 6 corporations owns some 90{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of all the major media outlets, and as corporations do, they rule by memos from up high.

The Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien knows this, and he rips on the media for the insane homogenization of local news. He does this bit where his team edits together actual footage of local newscasters from around the country saying the exact same thing, word for word, but, each anchor-person personalizes it with their own inflection, pausing, intonation and so on. It’s hilarious, but at the same time disturbing because it shockingly demonstrates how ideas are forced into the mainstream of today’s corporate culture.

Have a look. This always cracks me up. Not in a ‘ha ha’ sort of way, though, more like in a ‘ha ha, aren’t we gullible,’ kind of way. Big difference.

The point is, when you see a story being played over and again on various news outlets, you have good reason to believe that the information isn’t coming to you organically. It’s not something you really need to know or something that is genuinely relevant to day-to-day life in your community. It’s the execution of an agenda. The information is being deliberately disseminated to manufacture awareness and recalibrate the standard for normal. It’s something the corporate media wants you to focus on. Like in the shell game.

When you understand this fundamental of corporate media, the landscape of information today looks totally different. You’re able to see narratives unfold and evolve, and able to recognize when your attention is deliberately being drawn towards an issue. Or away from an issue.

Here are a few examples from the present that when taken as everyday happenstance may seem benign, but have serious implications for the future of society and for the human race at large. The fact that these issues are being presented with noticeable frequency these days is a red flag that there is some larger agenda in the works. The norms, values and standards in our culture are being tweaked, or twerked, and attacked by the repetition of such information.

Vaccines – This is perhaps one of the most common issues thrust on the public in order to fabricate widespread public support for a questionable and very profitable practice. The one-sidedness of the debate on this sensitive issued has successfully created a society where people now openly demand forced medical procedures on others to alleviate a perceived fear.

Gender Neutrality – This is the idea that a person’s biological gender is somehow fluid against their opinion of themselves. There is an apparent effort to make us believe that those with confusion over their gender are horribly oppressed and in danger, and that they need to be protected with censorship and speech laws. The aim here is to promote the virtues of censorship, and to develop a generation of people who don’t value procreation and the advancement of the human race, but rather shallow social issues and a perceived sense of justice.

Sex Robots – Robot sex toys are increasingly being put in front of the public and lauded as the future of companionship. News stories on the latest advancements in robot sex dolls are ubiquitous these days. We are being told they make great life partners and that they sufficiently synthesize the experience of being with a real woman (or man). The end game here is to further disconnect people from each other, and perhaps also to assist in a broader depopulation agenda by persuading us that sex with plastic and electronics is as good as or better than the real thing. Look for birth rates to decline further as these creepy sex toys become more popular.

Microchipping – Some call this the ‘mark of the beast,’ but the idea of microchipping people for their supposed convenience is being pushed out onto all the major media channels as a great way to take part in our technological future. Issues of privacy, tyranny, and the abuse of power are hardly examined. Feature stories on acquiescent corporate employees who willingly take the chip make it seem as though chipping is fashionable.

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Hacker ‘Guccifer’: ‘Hillary Clinton’s server was scanned by three countries in 2012-13, mirrored’

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by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub::

Infamous hacker ‘Guccifer’ claims that up to three other countries may have mirrored the contents of Hillary Clinton’s private email server

RAD, Romania (INTELLIHUB) — Speaking to Fox News from his prison cell, the hacker ‘Guccifer’ who exposed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct classified government business claims that he is positive that Hillary Clinton’s private email server was scanned by three countries in 2012 and 2013 and that the content was likely mirrored.

‘Guccifer,’ a.k.a. Marcel Lazar, is currently serving a 7-year prison sentence for hacking crimes but managed to spill the beans, the real truth, about the former Madam Secretary’s Chappaqua, New York, server location.

“Look — about the server in Chappaqua, in New York state — that server was scanned [in] 2012 from IP numbers in Serbia and Belgrade, it was scanned again in 2013 from IPs in Ukraine and Russia,” Lazar said. “The point is that somebody had copied, mirrored, the whole server of Hillary Clinton. The question is how many countries […] one, two, or three?”

Moreover, the infamous hacker said that ‘Guccifer 2.0’ is an “inside job” and was fabricated by “guys at the State Department, some guys at Cyber Command of the NSA, and some guys from the vault, Vault 7 of the CIA” to “point a finger at Russia.”

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Dave Janda, Sunday, August 13, 2017 – Eric Dubin and Dane Wigington

by Dave Janda, Dave Janda:

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Manager of World’s Largest Hedge Fund Says Buy Gold

by Peter Schiff, SchiffGold:

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio said investors should buy gold.

Bridgewater manages about $160 billion in assets according to its website, and ranks as the worlds largest hedge fund.

In a LinkedIn post, Dalio wrote, “prospective risks are now rising and do not appear appropriately priced in.” He specifically cited geopolitical tensions, especially the war of words between North Korea and the United states, and the looming deadline for Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

 

The emerging risks appear more political than economic, which makes them especially challenging to price in. Most immediately, during the calm of the August vacation season, we are seeing 1) two confrontational, nationalistic, and militaristic leaders playing chicken with each other, while the world is watching to see which one will be caught bluffing, or if there will be a hellacious war, and 2) the odds of Congress failing to raise the debt ceiling (leading to a technical default, a temporary government shutdown, and increased loss of faith in the effectiveness of our political system) rising. It’s hard to bet on such things, one way or another, so the best that one can do is be neutral to such possibilities.”

Dalio said he is “humble” when it comes to assessing political matters and didn’t make any predictions about particular events. But he emphasized the importance of staying liquid, diversified. and not becoming overly exposed to to any particular economic outcome.

We can also say that if the above things go badly, it would seem that gold (more than other safe haven assets like the dollar, yen, and treasuries) would benefit, so if you don’t have 5-10{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of your assets in gold as a hedge, we’d suggest that you relook at this. Don’t let traditional biases, rather than an excellent analysis, stand in the way of you doing this.”

The price of gold has surged as investors seek safe-haven amidst increasing geopolitical tensions. Gold was up about 1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} this week and hit a 2-month high. Pres. Trump promised “fire and fury” if North Korea continues its threatening posture. The next day, he doubled down saying his warning wasn’t strong enough.

Commodities expert Dennis Gartman echoed Dalio sentiments during an interview on CNBC saying, “gold is about to break out on the upside strongly.” He advised having 10 to 15{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of your portfolio in gold.

One never knows when geopolitical risks will arise. One never knows when something untoward will happen economically. So yes, you should have some part of your portfolio in [gold]. I think you should have a tad bit more than 5 or 10{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} at this point. The stock market looks a little vulnerable. The geopolitical circumstances are getting worse and worse. So, I think you probably need to bring that up to 10 to 15{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, rather than 5 to 10.”

Gartman not only expressed concern about the saber rattling between the US and North Korea, but also inflationary pressures, and the fact that monetary authorities have been expanding supply reserves.

In an interview on RT, Peter Schiff also emphasized that it’s important to look beyond the political crisis of the day, and that we need to keep our eye on the Federal Reserve.

At some point, I do expect people to embrace gold. Not necessarily because of the geopolitical aspect, but because of the inflationary aspects, because people realize these fiat currencies  are going to lose a lot of purchasing power, that a lot of central banks are stuck at the zero bound, and even if they raise interest rates slightly, they’re going to lower them back down, and they keep doing quantitative easing. So, I think people will be drawn back to gold for the monetary properties it has had for centuries.”

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CNN Is Reporting “the 1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} Are Bugging Out”-Something Evil This Way Comes

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by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the Silicone Valley billionaire elite are building underground bunkers and their numbers are growing exponentially. Why? What do they know that we don’t? Bankers are leaving the country. Many of our leaders have escape plans that have leaked out (i.e. Dick Cheney). CNN reported 3 days ago that the 1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} billionaires are bugging out.

Relevant Background to the Elite Bugging Out

A migration to underground hideouts began almost 5 years ago in earnest for members of the alphabet soup agency retirees. I knew one of these “refugees” personally and he pointed to 2015 as the time when he anticipated that all hell was going to break loose. I wrote an article about the defection of my FEMA contact, his family and like-minded individuals from FEMA and DHS,  almost five years ago.

Pastor Lindsay Williams sent me an email regarding a survival tip for the difficult times ahead. Pastor Williams has been a guest on my show several times and I sent him back an email asking when he would like to come back on my show. He responded that he has stopped doing interviews. His message indicated it is almost time to stop talking and to start preparing for some very dark days.

How do I know?  Some of my very best contacts have told me that it is time to stop warning the people, because it is now time to start hiding from the wrong people. My initial reaction is to not believe them, but there are too many well-placed sources to not take this advice seriously.

Jim Marrs Saw the Warning on the Wall Five Years Ago

I first became aware of the elite bugging out in an interview on The Common Sense Show, the late Jim Marrs discussed how approximately 400-500 top level bankers have left their positions and have gone into seclusion. Marrs reminded my listening audience of how the elite have developed seed vaults which only they have access to. Marrs was clearly alluding to the fact that some very bad events are coming and the global elite are aware of it and are moving to meet the threat.  I have firsthand knowledge of four ex-fed officials and their families who have relocated to safety enclaves when doing so was very disruptive to their respective family’s lives. Increasingly, it is looking like some major event(s) is/are coming and persons with insider information are attempting to remove themselves from harm’s way.

Another media friend of mine, Paul Martin, of Revolution Radio, has been repeatedly telling me that several key contacts of his from the various alphabet soup agencies as well as the military have, or are, leaving the country in anticipation of what is coming. In the past several months, I have had a number of phone calls from media people who are telling me that their sources are repeating the same mantra, or they are just dropping off of  the radar.

Silicone Valley

Two months ago, I raised the question on why Silicone Valley executives are going underground. The rate is increasing exponentially as 50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the Silicone Valley billionaire elite are building underground bunkers. Why? What do they know that we don’t?

Here is what they these people know, they cavort with the military industrial complex, therefore, they have inside track to this kind of information.  We should all be a little bit more than worried. Here’s a recap of what I previously reported in this ever-increasing trend.

Tomorrow, I will be publishing some globalist population projections with regard to the United States and the information is terrifying.

Even Fake News CNN Is Reporting That the 1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} Billionaires Are Preparing for the “Apocalypse”

As reported by CNN:

“…Many of the world’s elite, including hedge fund managers, sports stars and tech executives (Bill Gates is rumored to have bunkers at all his properties) have chosen to design their own secret shelters to house their families and staff.

Gary Lynch, general manager of Texas-based Rising S Company, says 2016 sales for their custom high-end underground bunkers grew 700{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} compared to 2015, while overall sales have grown 300{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} since the November US presidential election alone…”

When the mainstream is reporting what has previously been denied, we need to ask ourselves what is coming?

Read More @ TheCommonSenseShow.com

Bill Clinton Gets Savaged on Twitter For His Selective Outrage Over Political Violence

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by Chrisinia Laila, The Gateway Pundit:

Former President Bill Clinton crawled out of his hole on Saturday to condemn the Charlottesville violence.

Bill Clinton sent out a tweet condemning hatred, bigotry, violence and white supremacy. Far left Antifa and Black Lives Matter thugs have been attacking Trump supporters for over a year and not a peep from Bill Clinton, so his selective outrage Saturday drew a lot of criticism. 

Why don’t any of these liberal politicians condemn and disavow Islamic terrorism, Blacks Lives Matter terrorists or Antifa terrorists? They don’t want to alienate their voting base. As soon as a white man shoots people, or white supremacists protest, the liberals crawl out of their holes with their hand wringing and virtue signaling.

A real leader condemns ALL violence no matter where it’s coming from.

Bill Clinton got savaged by Trump supporters on Twitter who pointed out that not only is he silent on violence towards conservatives, but he, along with Hillary are HUGE supporters of the late Dem Senator Robert Byrd who was an Exalted Cyclops in the KKK.

Hillary Clinton called Senator Byrd her friend and mentor. Bill Clinton excused Byrd’s KKK membership claiming, “he was just a country boy from the hills and hollers of West Virginia trying to get elected”. The Clinton’s get a pass because, Democrat.

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‘CNN CAVED ON FIRST AMENDMENT’: PRO-TRUMP COMMENTATOR FIRED AFTER MOCKING MEDIA MATTERS ‘NAZIS’

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by Adan Salazar, Infowars:

Jeffrey Lord’s sarcastic ‘Sieg Heil’ tweet taken out of context

CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord accused the network of “caving on the First Amendment” following its abrupt decision to fire him Thursday.

The “fake news” outlet terminated the pro-Trump commentator after he directed a sarcastic tweet at Media Matters writer Angelo Carusone, who had criticized an error in one of Lord’s headlines over at The American Spectator.

Lord jokingly replied to Carusone with the infamous Nazi salute, “Sieg Heil!” – which also appeared in his original article.

Lord’s original piece defended Fox News host Sean Hannity and called out the progressive Media Matters as “fascists” attempting to re-write the First Amendment and funded by billionaire liberal George Soros.

“The objective of Media Matters (and let’s stop with the camouflage and from now on call them what they really are, MMF — Media Matters Fascists), clearly, is to re-write the First Amendment so it will now be modeled after Fascist Italy’s Ministero della Cultura Popolare — Mussolini’s Ministry of Popular Culture,” Lord wrote, labeling the contents of a Media Matters piece “fascist propaganda.”

The Trump advocate proceeded to defend his tweet, saying he would not apologize for mocking “Nazis.”

Lord later told Entertainment Weekly that giving into authoritarian bullies is “unacceptable.”

“Caving to bullies, caving to people who use fascist and Nazi-style tactics to try and remove people from the air is unacceptable,” Lord said.

“I mocked this guy. Mocking Nazis is OK. That’s a good thing, not a bad thing. A writer has only a handful of tools in his writer’s box, and mockery is one of them. To suggest that this is anything other than that, to my way of thinking, is caving in. And I’m not going to cave.”

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Horrifying Dash Cam Shows Cops Strip Woman Naked & Rape Her on the Roadside

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by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Disturbing images from dash cam footage shows cops strip a college student nude and publicly rape her on the roadside in search of a plant.

Houston, TX — On Friday, TFTP reported that the officers responsible for the public rape of an innocent woman on the side of the road would not be charged. After hearing the news, the attorney for Charnesia Corley announced that they had dash cam video of this sexual assault and they promised to release it.

“Once the community sees this video, they’re going to be outraged, disgusted with what they see and the District Attorney’s Office stuck themselves right in the middle of this case,” Sam Cammack, Corley’s attorney said. Cammack was correct — the video is horrifying and serves as a testament to the immoral and tyrannical devastation the war on drugs leaves in its path.

“A 21-year-old African-American, female, college student, had never had any criminal history never been in trouble,” said Cammack. However, these officers couldn’t have cared less about Corley’s innocence.

As TFTP reported at the time, Corley was on her way to the store to get medicine for her sick mother in June of 2015 when she was detained by police for allegedly running a stop sign. Within minutes, this routine traffic stop turned into a waking nightmare as cops publicly raped her in search of a plant.

The incident was so horrific that the cops involved in the public rape were actually charged with official oppression. However, like most cops who get charged with a crime, this month, those charges were dropped.

As ABC 13 reports, a Harris County grand jury cleared William Strong and Ronaldine Pierre of official oppression last week. It was the second time the case against them had been presented. The first time, under the previous DA administration, a grand jury indicted the officers and former Sheriff Ron Hickman was furious.

Last week, as ABC 13 notes, the District Attorney’s Office took the cases to a second grand jury, who dismissed the charges. Court documents note the reason as “grand jury action.”

“They were already indicted and set for trial under the old administration and the new administration no bills them, finds a grand jury that will no bill them and they claim it’s based on new evidence,” Cammack said.

However, that ‘new evidence’ is nothing more than medical records the state always had, according to Cammack.

Both of the rapist deputies have kept their jobs in spite of the now dropped charges. Since they publicly raped Corley on the side of the road 2015, they’ve been collecting their paychecks.

As TFTP reported at the time, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, Strong, the deputy who pulled Corley over asked her to step out of the vehicle after “smelling what he believed to be marijuana.”

“One of the officers on the tape, he was talking to a passenger who was already in custody in the officer’s car and you could hear him telling that individual ‘Oh we are going to find something, even if we have to put our hands on her’,” said Cammack.

“They then took Miss Corley and placed both ankles behind her ears spread eagle position and started to search for something in Miss Corley’s cavity in her vaginal area,” said Cammack.

The horrifying images show cops strip Corley nude on the side of the road and publicly rape her for over ten minutes — in search of a non-existent plant.

Because Corley didn’t immediately prostrate herself to be vaginally raped by a peace officer’s appendages in search of an illegal plant, the deputy charged her with resisting arrest.

Corley maintains that at no time did she ever consent to be raped by deputies.

“I felt like they sexually assaulted me. I really do. I felt disgusted, downgraded and humiliated,” Corley said.

According to Harris County Sheriff’s spokesperson, however, this stop was justified and the department did everything by the book. Also, the county prosecutor says nothing illegal happened either.

“No one in this office stands by the search the way it was conducted. No one condones that. No one thinks it’s appropriate. It should not have happened.

“However bad decisions, bad judgment may not rise the level of a criminal offense,”  Harris County prosecutor Natasha Sinclair.

When viewing the horrific images below, ask yourself what society would think about people — if they didn’t wear a uniform and a badge — who did this to a woman. Would anyone in their right mind claim that nothing criminal happened if the perpetrators weren’t cops?

Please share this article with your friends and family to help wake them up to this very real American Horror Story.

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Is America Marching Full Speed Ahead Into Civil War? Triggered Antifa SJW’s Attack As Leftist Insanity Rages

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by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

With the state of Virginia braced for an ‘alt-right’ rally and massive counter protests which has led the state to put the national guard on standby while a ‘state of emergency’ has already been declared just the latest signs that America is at the boiling point, and ready to boil over, we take a look within this story at some of the latest signs that our nation is intentionally being pushed towards chaos. 

With the ‘purple revolution’ of George Soros, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the rest of the America-hating deep state alive and well and in full swing according to this new story from the Investment Watch Blog, a story which warns of either the ‘deep state’ attempting to ‘JFK’ President Trump or push our country into a destructive civil war, the chaos in Virginia has even gotten a response from President Trump who has condemned the violence taking place there. 

And while standing strongly against ‘white supremacy’ here at ANP, we find it very interesting that the mainstream media is attempting to label those who hold that view as being ‘alt right’, as if they want Americans to believe that anyone who supports President Trump also holds the same views as those who stand for white supremacy. As William B. Stoecker recently reported in a story here on ANP, Americans need to pay attention to the ‘leftist newspeak’ we’re now witnessing that clearly is part of the globalists ‘orwellian agenda’. 

Further proving the msm’s and ‘deep states’ attempts to divide this country in any way that they possibly can, it’s long been warned that a house divided against itself cannot stand and it’s clear to us that the quickest way that the globalists can complete their ‘takedown’ of America is to get us fighting amongst ourselves. Age old wisdom divide and conquer. 

We also look at several new and recent videos which help to prove that America is moving ever closer to a ‘breaking point’, starting with this first video below called “When Triggered Antifa SJW’s ATTACK!” 

Beginning as if a comedic scene out of a Monty Python movie, triggered Antifa SJW’s launch a ‘blistering’ attack upon a group of free speech demonstrators, an attack that quickly devolves into antifa sucker punches being thrown and pepper spray throughout the air. Enjoy this bit of ‘comic relief’ at the start of the video before the insanity breaks out. ‘Charge!’ starts at 4 second mark. Ni! 

Showing how completely ill prepared most of them are for any kind of a real battle, should such an ‘attack’ have taken place during any kind of a real war, God forbid, those doing their very best Monty Python impression would have likely been mowed down within seconds, similar to the many victims of the famous ‘rabbit of Caerbannog’

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Jailed Hacker Guccifer Says U.S. Govt Fabricated Guccifer 2.0 As An “Inside Job”

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

During his plane ride extradition from Romania to the United States, Guccifer told Fox News’ Pamela Browne that one of his handlers mentioned: “what would your opinion be if another Guccifer showed up?” He then went on to say that “Guccifer 2.0 is an inside job” by U.S. government agencies.

Marcel Lehel Lazar, 45, known by his infamous online moniker “Guccifer,” is serving a 7-year sentence in Romania his home country for hacking local politicians.

Last year, Lazar was extradited to the U.S. during the 2016 election. He claims that his handler assigned to the State Department slyly mentioned creating another Guccifer.

“Ok, so now, now I think that it is maybe Guccifer two-zero, the State Department, or this guy from the State Department, who is handling my case,” he said. “I think it was more like they were planning this. I mean they, this guy from the State Department.”

“So I think Guccifer two-zero is an inside job,” Lazar added. “I think Guccifer two-zero is something made from some guys at the State Department. Some guys from the cyber command of the NSA, and some guys from the Vault, Vault 7 of the CIA. So there are these guys, you know Pam, I’m in this business for sort of 15 years now, this is my take on this whole. They were setting up something of Guccifer two-zero. Because the State Department guy was asking me, ‘What is your opinion,’ or something like this, ‘what do you say if another Guccifer is showing up?’

“And I said, ‘You know something, I expect that not one, but one hundred Guccifers will show up.’”

Interestingly enough, Guccifer 2.0 documents have been analyzed and its meta data has proven to show fakery from using the language of Russian locale inside a word processor just as Guccifer alluded.

Additionally, the malware sample given which suggests the DNC was hacked has been proven to be a public Ukrainian PHP Shell called Grizzly Steppe ;the malware was outdated and not even private malicious code according to Word Fence which analyzed the sample DHS/FBI provided.

“The IP addresses that DHS provided may have been used for an attack by a state actor like Russia. But they don’t appear to provide any association with Russia. They are probably used by a wide range of other malicious actors, especially the 15{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of IP addresses that are Tor exit nodes. The malware sample is old, widely used and appears to be Ukrainian. It has no apparent relationship with Russian intelligence and it would be an indicator of compromise for any website,” Word Fence wrote.

It has since been proved through meta-data that the files Guccifer 2.0 uploaded “NGP-VAN” were copied locally not hacked, Disobedient Media reported.

Guccifer also expanded on his breach of Clinton’s server stating “everyone was inside it.”

“Look, about the server in Chappaqua, in New York state,” he said. “That server was scanned well before me. It was scanned 2012, from IP numbers in Serbia, Belgrade, it was scanned again in 2013 from IPs in Ukraine and Russia. The point is, somebody had mirrored, had copied, mirrored the whole server of Hillary Clinton, the question is how many countries. One, two or three? At one point, it was the whole server. I just think, I’m sure some people, I can say some people, I’m sure some people have the server contents.”

“It’s not the case that it was or it was not mirrored, her server,” he said. “The case is how many people did this. How many countries?

FBI Director James Comey denies that Guccifer ever hacked Clinton’s server despite outdated software and that the server was open to RDP and VNC connections which wouldn’t have even required any actual hacking, according to the Register.

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Rickards: “War Is Almost Inevitable”

by Jim Rickards, Daily Reckoning:

All three major stock indexes were deep in the red yesterday, and volatility spiked for the first time in months as the war clouds gather over the Korean Peninsula.

Here’s the latest tweet from President Trump:

Here’s another from two days ago, equally as subtle:

Stocks bounced back this morning after yesterday’s swoon, but that’s what we’ve all come to expect at this point. “Buying the dip” has been a successful strategy — until it isn’t.

Markets still have not come to terms with the very real potential of a shooting war with North Korea over its nuclear program.

President Trump, Secretary of State Tillerson and Defense Secretary Mattis have all made it clear that a nuclear-armed North Korea with ICBMs that can hit the United States will not be allowed.

If North Korea persists, this means war with the U.S. There’s only one problem: North Korea thinks we’re bluffing.

North Korea believes that the U.S. is bluffing based in part on the prior failures of the U.S. to back up “red line” declarations in Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons. Their belief is also based on the horrendous damage that would be inflicted on South Korea.

China also believes the U.S. is bluffing.

A major Chinese think tank analyst with government connections named Liu Ming says, “The military option the Americans are threatening won’t likely happen because the stakes will be too high. It’s a pretext and an excuse to pile up pressure on China. It’s more like blackmail than a realistic option.”

This is how wars begin: not because anyone wants a war, but because two sides misread each other’s intentions and stumble into one.

Make no mistake — Trump is not bluffing. He’s deadly serious about ending the threat from North Korea. And he has support within the national security community.

Defense Secretary James Mattis added Wednesday that North Korea “should cease any consideration of actions that will lead to the end of the regime and destruction of its people.”

Four-star Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commander of all air forces in the Pacific, said the U.S. would use “rapid, lethal and overwhelming force” against North Korea if necessary.

This comes as North Korea has threatened to attack the American territory of Guam, which is home to several key U.S. naval and air installations.

Meanwhile, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said, “The time for talk is over. The danger the North Korean regime poses… is now clear to all.”

You can’t get much more explicit than that.

The American people and citizens around the world are being told in no uncertain terms that a war with North Korea is coming unless North Korea ends its nuclear program. Yet North Korea will not end its weapons program. They consider these weapons indispensable to the survival of the regime.

Therefore, war is almost inevitable.

This war is coming in mid-2018, if not sooner. Markets have not priced in this outcome. When markets do adjust to the reality of war, it could result in one of the worst market meltdowns of all time.

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Signs Of Distress

by Chris Martenson, Peak Prosperity:

The world is edging closer to the final moments after which everything will be forever changed. Grand delusions, perpetuated over decades, will finally hit the limits of reality and collapse in on themselves.

We’re over-budget and have eaten deeply into the principal balances of all of our main trust accounts. We are ecologically overdrawn, financially insolvent, monetarily out past the Twilight Zone, consuming fossil fuels (as in literally eating them), and adding 80,000,000 net souls to the planet’s surface — each year! — without regard to the consequences.

Someday there will be hell to pay financially, economically, and ecologically as there simply isn’t any way to maintain these overdrafts forever. Reality does not renegotiate. Its deal terms aren’t compromisable.

For those who have the neural plasticity to actually see what’s happening around us, the changes are already here, blatant and frightening. Younger folks, with their fresher eyes and fewer ties to the past, can see them a lot easier than their elders.

The prosperity enjoyed by the past few generations — especially the Baby Boomers — was stolen from future generations. All the while, they pretended as if their borrowing-heavy standards of living were the result of sheer genius and intelligence; like trust fund babies who mistake being born on third base for hitting a triple.

Young people have sussed this out; and are now pulling back from many of the principal occupations of their forebears — like marriage, babies and buying homes and cars. This perplexes older folks, who are beginning to find themselves increasingly at odds with the generations following after them.

Humans can be very very smart, but the flip-side of our ingenuity is our capacity for self-delusion. We’ve very consistently preferred to look past our faults. That can work for a while, but eventually an incomplete view will lead to a complete disaster. For example: depleting our topsoils today to grow more eventually leads to a collapse of our food system tomorrow. Similarly, increasing societal complexity ultimately drains the resources out of an empire, until it withers and fails. Such is what we can learn from history. Each of these examples is rooted in the self-delusion that today’s actions don’t have real consequences.

Monetary printing experiments like those currently being run by the world’s central banks are the ultimate form of self-delusion. Money is the most potent form of social communication, underlying all contracts and agreements. Violate those and literally everything falls apart, as we are seeing happen in real-time in Venezuela right now.

Money printing and its other historical debasement equivalents, serve to cover up (barely) critical signals. Derelict ideas that should die a quick death, instead, persist. Mis-priced money leads mal-investment (e.g., Italian junk debt selling with the same yield as ten year US Treasury debt!!). Extremely unfair redistributions of wealth from the bottom to the top result. Every. Single. Time. This time is no different.

If you cannot see this madness in the chart below, I strongly suggest you keep staring at it until you can. It shows the exploding balance sheet of the central bank of ‘the floating retirement colony’ known as Japan:

The Japanese money printers have gone hog-wild over the past decade. And they’ve had company. The other major central banks of the wold have been printing $trillions and $trillions, too, over the same time period. What will the repercussions be? The world is about to find out.

But it’s actually far worse than that. For those who can bear to look, the signs of illness are as startlingly obvious as gangrene on a necrotic limb. Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Glaciers are fast disappearing. Frogs and insect populations are mysteriously collapsing. Massive destruction of the landscape as we chase the last low-EROEI fuels remaining (tar sands, and shale wells). Miles-deep mining efforts. Enormous human migrations away from economically and ecologically ruined areas (see: the MENA region).

But the average citizen remains largely blind and/or numb to these. Again, much of this has to do with self-delusion that broken signals enable. People worry less as long as the stock markets are showing higher values, which is precisely why we don’t trust them anymore – they have become the most important signaling devices for The Powers That Be. They are far too important to leave to the vagaries of investors, and must be rescued/controlled/manipulated so that the “right” outcomes can be achieved.

If we’re lucky when these financial delusions finally break, we’ll hopefully avoid a global war. That’s the usual route by which the politicians and bankers seek to avoid having to be held accountable for the colossal mistakes they made in the past. They drag everyone to in a manufactured confrontation, whooping up the populace into a fever pitch by inventing hobgoblins — exactly as has recently happened in the US with the recent rash of Russia-phobia; a case study in how easily public perception can be manipulated (as well as proof-positive that critical thinking skills are no longer requirements for today’s journalists).

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