Friday, February 15, 2019

Government Erecting Mystery Metal Towers in NY, Won’t Say Why

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by Josie Wales, The Anti Media:

As bizarre metal towers mysteriously appear at entrances to bridges and tunnels all over New York, the project remains shrouded in secrecy. When pressed for details on the mystery structures by local news affiliate CBS2’s Dave Carlin, the MTA spokesman in charge of bridges and tunnels, Cedrick Fulton, simply replied, “I said no comment.”

The $100 million project includes 18 of these towers, which began to appear shortly after the Brooklyn Battery toll booths were taken down. The structures are being described as “decorative,” but a comment made by MTA chairman Joe Lhota suggests they are anything but.

From CBS2:

Carlin: “Some of your own board members say they don’t know the specifics.”

Lhota: “The base of these new pieces that are going up include whatever fiber optics are necessary for those Homeland Security items.”

In other words, it’s anti-terror technology. Could that one day include facial recognition? We don’t know, and Lhota won’t say.

I’m not at liberty to discuss that,” he told Carlin.

Read More @ TheAntiMedia.com

It Begins: Feds Demand Facebook Hand Over Info On Anti-Trump Users

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by James Holbrooks, Activist Post:

Through a trio of search warrants, the Department of Justice (DoJ) is demanding Facebook hand over the personal information of potentially 6,000 of its users, it was revealed Thursday.

According to CNN, which obtained court documents pertaining to the case, the DoJ warrants target the accounts of three “anti-administration activists who have spoken out at organized events, and who are generally very critical of this administration’s policies.”

That description comes from the three users’ attorneys, CNN  reports. It all stems from arrests made in Washington, D.C. on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration back in January, following what the government claims were riots.

The warrants were served to Facebook in February, but a gag order prevented the social media giant from alerting the three users to the government’s intentions until the order was lifted in mid-September.

Once alerted, the users contacted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which now represents them.

“What is particularly chilling about these warrants is that anti-administration political activists are going to have their political associations and views scrutinized by the very administration they are protesting,” the ACLU’s Scott Michelman told CNN.

One of the warrants is for Emmelia Talarico, who ran the disruptj20 page where much of the anti-Trump protesting was organized. The other two are for Facebook users Lacy MacAuley and Legba Carrefour.

If Facebook complies with the DoJ’s request, it will mean the federal government will have access to the personal data — including private messages — of the nearly 6,000 users who simply “liked” the disruptj20 page.

In the ACLU’s motion to quash the warrants, filed with the D.C. Superior Court on Thursday, Michelman notes the type of data the government is seeking to obtain. From one of the warrants:

All profile information; News Feed information; status updates; links to videos, photographs, or other web content; Notes; Wall postings; Comments; Friend lists, including the friends’ Facebook user ID numbers; groups and networks joined by the Account, including the Facebook group ID numbers; event postings; and pending and rejected ‘Friend’ requests.

He sums it all up as such:

In short, the warrants sought a complete record of anything the three users communicated or received from a third party via Facebook, everyone with whom the users associated via Facebook, and everything the users searched for on Facebook, during the specified time period.

That time period is from November of 2016, just before the presidential election, and February 9 of this year, when the warrants were served to Facebook.

Read More @ ActivistPost.com

SEC Files First-Ever Civil Fraud Charges Against ICO Companies

from ZeroHedge:

That didn’t take long.

After issuing a ruling in July that officially declared that the tokens sold during initial coin offerings must be registered as securities – a ruling that many hoped would lend a badly needed veneer of legitimacy to the shady ICO market – the SEC is following through with what we imagine will be the first of many civil actions against ICOs and the individuals who launch them.

The agency on Friday announced civil actions against two companies and their founder, businessman Maksim Zaslavskiy, for violating anti-fraud and registration provisions of federal securities laws after misleading investors in a pair of so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) purportedly backed by investments in real estate and diamonds.

It’s important to remember that this is civil complaint – the SEC doesn’t have the power to make arrests; to do that, it must work in tandem with the FBI. Zaslavskiy is a free man. However, his assets – and those belonging to his companies – have been frozen. Instead, the agency is seeking to permanently ban Zaslavskiy from participating in any future digital-currency offerings, along with what we imagine will be hefty fines.

In its press release, the SEC accused Maksim Zaslavskiy and his companies of selling unregistered securities, while also alleging that the digital tokens or coins he was peddling didn’t really exist. According to the SEC’s complaint, investors in REcoin Group Foundation and DRC World (also known as Diamond Reserve Club) were told (presumably by Zaslavskiy) that they could expect sizeable returns from the companies’ operations, when neither had any real operations to speak of.

As we’ve previously reported, the ICO market has exploded since late last year. The total sum raised has already reached $1.3 billion, with more expected by year’s end. However, the ease with which unscrupulous people could fraudulently market their tokens (and earn big money) has attracted attention from regulators all over the world. China cited fears about abuses related to ICOs as the reason for shuttering all local digital-currency exchanges. Russia briefly flirted with the idea as well.

Earlier today, FINMA, the Swiss government body responsible for regulating markets, said it was investigating several ICOs for possible fraud. In its press release announcing the investigations, the regulator explained that because ICOs are structured in a similar way to traditional stock offerings, they fall under the agency’s purview. So every time it has received a complaint related to ICOS, its representatives have pursued that complaint.

To the best of our knowledge, these are the first indications that any official regulatory action is being taken against ICO purveyors in either the US or Switzerland.

In its civil complaint, the SEC alleges that “from July 2017 to the present, Zaslavskiy, the President and sole owner of the Companies, fraudulently raised at least $300,000 from hundreds of investors, through various material misrepresentations and deceptive acts relating to supposed investments in digital “tokens” or “coins” offered, first by REcoin, then by Diamond, during the ICOs.”

Zaslavskiy allegedly touted REcoin as “The First Ever Cryptocurrency Backed by Real Estate.”  Alleged misstatements to REcoin investors included that the company had a “team of lawyers, professionals, brokers, and accountants” that would invest REcoin’s ICO proceeds into real estate when in fact none had been hired or even consulted. Zaslavskiy and REcoin allegedly misrepresented they had raised between $2 million and $4 million from investors when the actual amount is approximately $300,000.

Zaslavskiy then carried his scheme over to Diamond Reserve Club. He marketed the organization as one that invests in diamonds and obtains discounts with product retailers for individuals who purchase “memberships” in the company. Despite their representations to investors, the SEC alleges that Zaslavskiy and Diamond have not purchased any diamonds nor engaged in any business operations. Yet they allegedly continue to solicit investors and raise funds as though they have.

Read the rest of the complaint below:

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

BREAKING: Catalonia independence vote IT systems ‘shut down’

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from Sky News:

Civil Guard agents raid a communications centre as people hold sit-ins at polling stations to try to stop police closing them.

Spain’s foreign minister has insisted “there is no referendum” in Catalonia, as authorities claimed to have pulled the plug on the vote’s IT systems.

Alfonso Dastis told Sky News there are “no voting premises, no ballot papers… no authorities to check the authenticity of the result”.

 Thousands gathered at a final pro-independence rally in Barcelona on Friday
Thousands gathered at a final pro-independence rally in Barcelona on Friday

However, he admitted there could be “sham voting” in the region, located in Spain’s northeast, where millions could turn out, according to some projections.

Mr Dastis said police would act proportionately on Sunday but that authorities were having to deal with “intimidation and harassment” from vote supporters.

He also hinted of further powers for the region after the attempted referendum: “We’ll certainly try to look at a possible of a better deal,” he told Sky.

Spain’s constitutional court has ruled that the vote is illegal and the government says the process makes a mockery of democracy.

Thousands of extra police have been drafted in from across Spain to try to stop it going ahead.

However, the regional police, the Mossos d’Esquadra, has warned of “disruption of public order” if people are prevented from having their say.

Read More @ SkyNews.com

GOLD DOWN $3.75 TO $1282.25 WITH SILVER BEING WHACKED 14 CENTS ON THIS LAST DAY OF LONDON BASED OPTIONS EXPIRY

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

CHAOS IN CATALONIA SPAIN AS RAJOY PULLS OUT ALL STOPS TRYING TO BLOCK REFERENDUM

GOLD: $1282.25 down $3.75

Silver: $16.68down 14 CENT(S)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1287.50

silver: $16.87

SHANGHAI GOLD FIX:  FIRST FIX  10 15 PM EST  (2:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SECOND FIX:  2:15 AM EST  (6:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SHANGHAI FIRST GOLD FIX: $1293.04 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1284.30

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $8.24 (premiums getting larger)

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1297.75

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1284.75

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$13.00 (PREMIUMS GETTING LARGER)  

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1286.95

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1288.20 ???

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1283.10

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. 1283.10

For comex gold:

OCTOBER/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR SEPT CONTRACT MONTH: 411 NOTICE(S) FOR41100OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 411 FOR 41100 OZ  (1.2783 TONNES)

For silver:

OCTOBER

 

 285 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

1,425,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 285 for 1,425,000 oz

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Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest FELL SLIGHTLY BY  573 contracts from  184,997DOWN TO 184,424  DESPITE THE SMALL SIZED RISE IN PRICE THAT SILVER UNDERTOOK IN YESTERDAY’S TRADING (UP 3 CENTS ). IT SURE LOOKS LIKE WE HAD CONSIDERABLE BANKER SHORT COVERING YESTERDAY AND TODAY.  BOTH GOLD AND SILVER JUMPED EVEN THOUGH 99{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} OF THE TIME, THEY RAID ON THE DAY PRIOR TO FIRST DAY NOTICE. THIS IS A GREAT SIGN THAT THE PHYSICAL MARKET IS OVERWHELMING THE PAPER MARKET AND THEIR NAKED SHORTING.

RESULT: A SMALL FALL IN OI COMEX  WITH THE3 CENT PRICE RISE. IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAD A SMALL AMOUNT OF BANKER SHORTS COVERING.  THE BANKERS YESTERDAY TRIED TO ORCHESTRATE ANOTHER RAID AND FAILED MISERABLY IN THEIR ATTEMPT.  

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.922 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 132{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT OCT MONTH/ THEY FILED: 285 NOTICE(S) FOR 1,425,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest FELL BY A CONSIDERABLE 7,202 CONTRACTS DESPITE THE RISEin price of gold ($1.55 ) WITH YESTERDAY’S COMEX TRADING.  The new OI for the gold complex rests at 532,683. GENERALLY WHEN WE ENTER FIRST DAY NOTICE WEEK FOR AN ACTIVE GOLD MONTH, WE SEE THE OPEN INTEREST FALL APPRECIABLY.  THIS IS BECAUSE LONGS CAN ACCEPT PRIVATE EFP CONTRACTS WHICH ENTITLES THEM TO A FIAT BONUS AND A FUTURES CONTRACT ON ANOTHER BOURSEAND MOST LIKELY THAT WOULD BE A LONDON BASED FORWARD. WE HAVE NO DOUBT HAD AN EXCESS OF 5400 EFP’S ISSUED. IN OTHER WORDS THE DEMAND IS STILL PRESENT BUT MOVED TO ANOTHER EXCHANGE AND THE OBLIGATION TO DELIVER STILL RESTS WITH OUR CRIMINAL BANKERS.

 

Result: A LARGE SIZED DECREASE IN OI WITH THERISE IN PRICE IN GOLD ($1.55) AND CONSIDERABLE EFP’S ISSUED (IN EXCESS OF 7200 )

we had: 411 notice(s) filed upon for 41,100 oz of gold.

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With respect to our two criminal funds, the GLD and the SLV:

GLD: 

Tonight , NO CHANGESin gold inventory at the GLD:

Inventory rests tonight: 864.65 tonnes.

SLV

Today: a no changes in inventory:

INVENTORY RESTS AT 326.757 MILLION OZ

 

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First, here is an outline of what will be discussed tonight:

1. Today, we had the open interest in silver FELL BY ONLY573 contracts from 184,997DOWN TO 184,424 (AND now A LITTLE FURTHER FROM THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) . AGAIN TODAY, IT  SEEMS THAT A TINY FRACTION OF OUR BANKER SHORTS COVERED.  THEY NEED TO COVER A MUCH HIGHER NUMBER OF OPEN INTEREST CONTRACTS WHEN RAIDS ARE INITIATED.  SO THEY TRIED AGAINYESTERDAY AND AGAIN TODAY.

RESULT:  A SMALL SIZED DROP IN SILVER OI  AT THE COMEX WITH THE SMALL RISE IN PRICE OF 3 CENTS IN YESTERDAY’S TRADING. ANOTHER ATTEMPTED RAID ORCHESTRATED BY THE CROOKS .  IT FAILED YESTERDAY JUDGING BY THE SMALL DROP IN OI.  THE CROOKS SEEM BENT ON DRIVING GOLD BELOW $1285.00 AND SILVER AT $16.75 AS NO DOUBT WE HAD CONSIDERABLE UNDERWRITTEN OPTIONS AT THESE LEVELS.

(report Harvey)

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2.a) The Shanghai and London gold fix report

(Harvey)

 

2 b) Gold/silver trading overnight Europe, Goldcore

(Mark O’Byrne/zerohedge

and in NY:  Bloomberg

3. ASIAN AFFAIRS

i)Late THURSDAY night/FRIDAY morning: Shanghai closed UP 9.30 POINTS OR 0.28{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED UP 132.70 POINTS OR 0.48{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/ The Nikkei closed DOWN 6.83 POINTS OR 0.03{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.23{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed WELL UP at 6.6535/Oil DOWN to 51.62 dollars per barrel for WTI and 57.01 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED GREEN/EXCEPT SPAIN. Offshore yuan trades  6.6467 yuan to the dollar vs 6.6535 for onshore yuan. NOW THE OFFSHORE MOVED A LITTLE STRONGER TO THE ONSHORE YUAN/ ONSHORE YUANSTRONGER (TO THE DOLLAR)  AND THE OFFSHORE YUAN IS STRONGER TO THE DOLLAR AND THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE WEAKER  DOLLAR. CHINA IS VERY HAPPY TODAY

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Jewish Netflix Children’s Series ‘Big Mouth’ Promotes Pedophilia, Homosexuality, Child Masturbation

from The Goldwater:

A new apparently Children’s Animated Series on Netflix called “Big Mouth” promotes multiple types of disgusting degeneracy.

The film, by Jewish creators Andrew Goldberg and Nick Kroll, will have some people coming to it’s defense saying that it’s not targeting children; or that it’s somehow meant for adults.

Let’s do a quick rundown to explain why that’s incorrect. The show is about prepubescent children who are coming of age, and eventually hit puberty.

There are ten episodes in the series, many of which have perverse titles such as, ”I survived Jessi’s Bat Mitzvah””Ejaculation””Everybody Bleeds””Am I Gay””Requiem For A Wet Dream””Girls Are Horny Too””Sleepover: A Harrowing Ordeal of Emotional Brutality””The Pornscape”; just to name a few.

In the first episode there’s a degenerate scene showing a 12 year old boy full-frontal naked. Yes, I’m serious.

Now, again I ask you how is this targeted to adults? What type of adult wants to watch puberty aged children in sexualized situations? They don’t, and unless you’re a pedophile this should disgust you.

It takes cultural marxist left wing Hollywood toilet humor to new lows, perhaps best belonging in the sewer to begin with.

This seems like a way to normalize pedophilia, if not another disgusting tactic to indoctrinate young children and their parents into accepting such a horrendous act.

Unsurprisingly, leftist media outlets alongside television and film review sites are giving this show phenomenal ratings and trying to amplify it towards the general public.

Any parent or civilized human being should be raising hell over this, and I assume most parents have already thrown Netflix into the trash a year ago with their Anti-White bigotry; but if you haven’t, now is the time.

Both Nick Kroll and his partner in crime Andrew Goldberg are vile human beings for this heinous series, and in a normal society someone who tried to subversively animate this type of normalization of pedophilia would face backlash.

Reject this attempt at indoctrination which normalizes pedophilia and degeneracy.

RELATED: Something strange [AND BAD] is happening with Netflix

Big Mouth is Degenerate! – Netflix Trailer Review

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Financial Times Columnist Skewers Wall Street Model in the New York Times

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by Pam Martens and Russ Martens , wallstreetonparade.com:

Rana Foroohar, an Associate Editor and Global Business Columnist for the Financial Times, penned an OpEd at the New York Times yesterday that was as audacious in its insults to the Times’ richest hometown industry, Wall Street, as it was brilliantly in touch with the abject dysfunction of the U.S. financial system.

Foroohar’s thesis is this: “…there’s a core truth about our financial system that we have yet to comprehend fully: It isn’t serving us, we’re serving it.”

Foroohar describes in specific detail what Wall Street On Parade has long described as Wall Street’s institutionalized wealth transfer system. (See our articles describing this system under the menu button above titled “Wealth Transfer Schemes.” You may find two particular articles of interest, here and here.)

Just how high up the chain of command this “service” to Wall Street goes was deftly captured in a Tweet by the President of the United States on Monday of this week. In the midst of a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, where upwards of 3 million fellow Americans are living with limited access to food and water and without any municipal electric power in the midst of a sweltering heat wave in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, President Trump Tweeted about the “billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks” by Puerto Rico, adding that this debt “sadly, must be dealt with.”

To those of us who instinctively know how Wall Street has its way with Presidents of every stripe, it sounded like Puerto Rico was either going to be extorted in the midst of a humanitarian crisis into sweetening the pot for its creditors on Wall Street or strong-armed into the kinds of privatization schemes that Wall Street has so cleverly inflicted on cash-strapped nations in the past.

Read More @ http://wallstreetonparade.com

SKYNET: US MILITARY BUILDING GIANT GLOBAL ARMED CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM CONNECTED THROUGH THE INTERNET

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by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:

Leaders of the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines are converging on a vision of the future military: connecting every asset on the global battlefield. That means everything from F-35 jets overhead to the destroyers on the sea to the armor of the tanks crawling over the land to the multiplying devices in every troops’ pockets. Every weapon, vehicle, and device connected, sharing data, constantly aware of the presence and state of every other node in a truly global network. The effect: an unimaginably large cephapoloidal nervous system armed with the world’s most sophisticated weaponry.

LEADERS OF THE AIR FORCE, NAVY, ARMY AND MARINES ARE CONVERGING ON A VISION OF THE FUTURE MILITARY: CONNECTING EVERY ASSET ON THE GLOBAL BATTLEFIELD.

EDITOR’S NOTE: There have been many movies that portrayed a world dominated by a hyper-connected computerized, militarized machine that connects to and controls every aspect of daily life. There was Skynet in the Terminator movies, there was the matrix in The Matrix, and the Pre-Crime system in Minority Report. Just fiction, you say? As it turns out, that’s exactlywhat’s coming down the pike. The US military is spending billions to create a giant, militarized nervous system where the tanks, the weapons, the planes, the boats and even the uniforms that the soldiers will wear are connected via AI. The One World System takes 2 giant steps closer. 

That means everything from F-35 jets overhead to the destroyers on the sea to the armor of the tanks crawling over the land to the multiplying devices in every troops’ pockets. Every weapon, vehicle, and device connected, sharing data, constantly aware of the presence and state of every other node in a truly global network.

The effect: an unimaginably large cephapoloidal nervous system armed with the world’s most sophisticated weaponry.

TOP 10 INSANE SCI-FI MILITARY TECH & MACHINES THAT ACTUALLY EXIST

In recent months, the Joint Chiefs of Staff put together the newest version of their National Military Strategy. Unlike previous ones, it is classified. But executing a strategy requiring buy-in and collaboration across the services. In recent months, at least two of the service chiefs talked openly about the strikingly similar direction that they are taking their forces. Standing before a sea of dark- blue uniforms at a September Air Force Association event in Maryland, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said he had “refined” his plans for the Air Force after discussions with the Joint Chiefs “as part of the creation of the classified military strategy.”

THE FUTURE FOR THE AIR FORCE? THE SERVICE NEEDED TO BE MORE LIKE A CERTAIN ELECTRIC-CAR MANUFACTURER.

“Every Tesla car is connected to every other Tesla car,” said Goldfein, referring to a presentation by Elon Musk about the ways his firm’s vehicles learn from their collective experience. “If a Tesla is headed down the road and hits a pothole, every Tesla that’s behind it that’s self-driving, it will avoid the pothole, immediately. If you’re driving the car, it automatically adjusts your shocks in case you hit it, too.”

Goldfein waxed enthusiastically about how Tesla was able to remotely increase the battery capacity of cars in the U.S.Southeast to facilitate evacuation before the recent hurricanes.

“What would the world look like if we connected what we have in that way? If we looked at the world through a lens of a network as opposed to individual platforms, electronic jamming shared immediately, avoided automatically? Every three minutes, a mobility aircraft takes off somewhere on the planet. Platforms are nodes in a network,” the Air Force chief said.

The idea borrows from the  “network centric warfare” concept that seized the military imagination more than a decade ago. But what leaders are today describing is larger by orders of magnitude. It’s less a strategy for integrating multiple networks into operations more efficiently than a plan to stitch everything, networks within networks, into a single web. The purpose: better coordinated, faster, and more lethal operations in air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace.

Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com

PIZZA HUT EMPLOYEE FIGHTS OFF ARMED ROBBER AND IS NOW FIGHTING TO KEEP HIS JOB

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by Dawn Luger, The Daily Sheeple:

A Pizza Hut employee who fought off an armed robber at work is now fighting to stay employed. The delivery driver is worried he may lose his job for fighting off the would-be burglar.

“It was a good old-fashioned gunfight,” he recalled afterward. “I protected [Pizza Hut] like it was my home. I can’t believe that after I protected the store, I’m basically losing my job,” he said.

William Hotop, 31, had just helped close a Missouri Pizza Hut location when the robber smashed through the store’s glass door. Hotop was aware there was a firearm he could use inside the restaurant, so he quickly grabbed it. When the intruder drew a gun out of his hoodie pocket and pointed it at Hotop, the delivery driver returned the threat in kind. “It was like, ‘Oh, s—,’” he told the News-Leader Tuesday. “I know you can’t put that in the news, but that’s the best way I can describe it.” Hotop said he took cover as the man fired more shots, then Hotop chased the man out of the Pizza Hut firing two shots.

Hotop amazingly and successfully chased the empty-pocketed robber away from the store without either of them getting injured, despite each of them firing multiple bullets.

However, it was the response from his employer that left many shaking their heads. Pizza Hut thanked him by suspending him without pay and firing the manager who was working that night. Although the gun he used wasn’t his, Hotop is also concerned he may face criminal charges due to a prior felony conviction that prevents him from carrying a firearm.

Read More @ TheDailySheeple.com

Who Cares? Headline Debates are Wasting Your Time

from Daily Bell:

NFL players are kneeling, standing, sitting maybe, and probably laying down at times. Perhaps they are protesting police killings, or maybe they hate America, and some of them are very patriotic and do or do not support Donald Trump. I don’t know. Who cares?

How many headlines has this stupid manufactured controversy taken up? How many arguments and fights have ensued? Do people even know what they are arguing over?

North Korea is shooting missiles, and Trump is calling Kim Jung Un Rocket Man. Okay, this one seems a little more relevant to my life. I don’t want to be blown up. But is there anything I can do to stop Kim Jung Un or Trump from doing what they are doing? Is my worry going to solve anything?

Those are the big ones in the news right now, but there is still the usual cocktail of crime, death, and fear. And don’t get me wrong, it is great to stay up to date with what is going on. Knowing what crazy actions the Federal Reserve is going to take can help you protect your finances. Being aware of government abuses can help you steer clear of becoming a victim. Understanding what laws and regulations coming down the pipe can allow you to make a decision about how to structure your life to avoid the brunt of it.

But the big headlines, the “news” that is shoved down our throats doesn’t actually have to do with real life. It is all distraction. The news is just full of memes meant to elicit an emotional response and corral our behavior into one of a few pre-determined pens.

If you want the best dissection of cultural memes, watch South Park. Last season, in one episode the NFL announcers told fans and players to stand for the national anthem–or sit, or kneel–in order to show their support. Problem solved.

read more @ dailybell.com