Wednesday, September 18, 2019

James O’Keefe Blasts Liberal Media: “We Broke the Biggest Censorship Story of Our Times. Why Aren’t You Covering This?” (VIDEO)

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by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

On Thursday James O’Keefe and Project Veritas released an investigative video on Twitter shadow banningthat is being compared to his culture changing ACORN undercover videos from 2009.

The 2009 O’Keefe video series resulted in ACORN losing its federal funding and its filing Chapter 7 liquidation a few months later.

On Thursday morning James O’Keefe released the a stunning video showing how Twitter engineers ban conservatives through “shadow banning.”

The video shows how Twitter engineers regularly censor conservative views on their platform. 
The video has over 138,000 views in about 8 hours.

On Thursday night James O’Keefe challenged the liberal media to cover the story.

The liberal mainstream media ignored the story today as they regularly do when the story does not fit their left-wing narrative.

Read More @ TheGatewayPundit.com

‘The Most Sinister Threat To Free Speech In History’ – Mention God, Guns, America Or Trump And Twitter Says You Are A Redneck Republican Russian Bot

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by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

– Remember The Nazis Censored Viewpoints That Threatened Their Beliefs Also

The headlined quote comes from Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell via a statement released on January 11, 2017in regards to a new Project Verita’s video and article, where multiple members of Twitter staff describe their practices, how human liberal bias controls the decisions on who gets shadow banned, what items get deleted, and more importantly how those same liberal programmers are teaching their algorithms to treat anyone talking about guns, god, America or President Trump as if they are “rednecks,” Republicans, Russians or bots, to be silenced.

MRC President Brent Bozell: “I have been a critic of some of James O’Keefe’s work in the past, so I have the credentials to say the following: What O’Keefe has produced is not just extraordinary but it demands national attention. If social media is the communicationsvehicle of the future — and it is — then this represents the most sinister threat to free speech in history. That is no exaggeration. The radical left is out to censor the voices of all with whom they disagree. O’Keefe has proven it. Every American needs to watch this — if, of course, Twitter will allow it. Read and watch it here.” 

O’Keefe has uncovered some amazing things in his American Pravda series, where we saw CNN employees admitting the whole Russia/Trump collusion story they constantly pumped out for the better part of the last year, was nothing more than “bullsh*t”  and “about ratings” with one calling it all a “nothingburger,” and their revelations on Washington Post  and New York Times, were just as devastating, but the direct quotes from Twitter engineers and other employees, completely contradicts  Twitter’s “mission statement”which claims “Our mission: To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information, instantly, without barriers.”

Being one of the largest social media platforms across the world, the chilling statements seen and heard in the Project Veritas videobelow, shows why it is of paramount importance to find an alternative to Twitter and to encourage other conservatives to start utilizing it.

While the majority of headlines being seen in regards to this latest Project Veritas video details the acknowledgment by Twitter employees at how they “shadow ban” conservative users because of Twitter employees political biases, what caught my attentions is how they are teaching their AI, their machine learning, how to flag Conservative opinions and keywords such as God, guns, America, as bots, Russian bots to be silenced.
 

Key Quote:

Parnay Singh, Twitter Direct Messaging Engineer: “Just go to a random [Trump] tweet, and just look at the followers. They’ll all be like guns, God, ‘Merica, with the American flag, the cross.” After some cross talk with those doing the undercover filming, he continues on to say “Like who does that? Who talks like that? It’s for sure, a bot.” When asked “can you get rid of them?” He says “Umm, Yeah. ” Asked how, he responds, “You just delete them, but, like, the problem is there are hundreds of thousands of them, so you got to like, write algorithms that do it for you.”

He goes on to talk about those algorithms, and when asked how do you know if it’s a bot and not a normal person, he answers ” You use machine learning.” He also admits that in writing the algorithms they target those with the Trump in their name, or phrases like “America first.” Singh states “You look for Trump or America, or any of, like, five thousand, like keywords to describe a redneck. And then you look and like, parse all the messages, all like the pictures, and then you look for, like, stuff that matches, like, that stuff. … you assign a value to each thing, so like Trump would be, like, .5, and a picture of a gun would be like 1.5, and like, if it comes up… the total comes up above, like, a certain value, then it’s a bot.”

In other words, they are targeting middle America, heartland voters, teaching their “machine,” to highlight talk of America, guns, god, the flag, and President Trump, and to automatically categorize them as bots, so they can delete them.

Asked straight up if the majority of algorithms were against Conservatives or Liberals, Singh responds “I would say the majority are for Republicans, because they are all from Russia and they wanted Trump to win.” The undercover journalist then asked “So, you mostly just get rid of Conservatives?” He said “Yeah.”

That part of the discussion is around the 10 minute mark, before that, they film others, Twitter engineers, a former Twitter content review agent, the Policy Manager for Twitter Trust and Safety,  talking about how shadow bans are applied and why, how they try to rank “sh*tty people to not show up,” how they ban accounts then hand the review to another liberal that simply dislikes Conservative views so they will just let it go.

While we have seen reports about Twitter’s shadow banning practices, and their purge of Conservative views and their liberal biases, the company has always deinied such reports, but here Project Veritas has their own employees not only admitting to those behaviors but informing those speaking with them that “Twitter was probably about 90% Anti-Trump, maybe 99% Anti-Trump.”

The entire video is a must-see, especially since O’Keefe assures us at the end “Stay tuned, Jack Dorsey, because we at Project Veritas are just getting started.” Dorsey is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter.
 

Read More @ AllNewsPipeline.com

No Conspiracy: US military seeks to control your Facebook

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by Seraphim Hanisch, The Duran:

US Army seeks new intel tool able to understand social media posts in languages including Russian, Arabic and French, and which can post answers on its own

For years the conspiracy theorists have claimed that Facebook is a CIA front operation, and that it serves as a way to track everyone in the USA.  In the most recent years, especially from the time of the 2016 Presidential elections to now, Facebook, Twitter, Google and other platforms which allow social media have been charged with being biased and “against” the posting and activities of people who dissent with the way the government and powers-that-be want you to think.

Today we find some rather clear evidence that the US Army wants to truly have access to private citizen accounts in social media, and they want to have the tools to observe AND post things in the same idiom and style, apparently, as though it were you making the posts.  We appear to be somewhere beyond the tinfoil hat stage now.

So, who is hacking whom now?

Here we show excerpts from the request made by INSCOM (The United States Army Intelligence and Security Command). The boldface type is mine for emphasis. First, we look at the purpose of INSCOM:

INSCOM has an Administrative Control (ADCON) relationship with 1st Information Operations Command. INSCOM G7 executes materiel and materiel-centric responsibilities as a Capability Developer and as the Army proponent for design and development of select operational level and expeditionary intelligence, cyber, and electronic warfare systems. 1st Information Operations Command (Land) provides IO and Cyberspace Operations support to the Army and other Military Forces through deployable support teams, reachback planning and analysis, specialized training, and a World Class Cyber OPFOR in order to support freedom of action in the Information Environment and to deny the same to our adversaries.

Then we look at what they are asking for.  Again, the bold typeface is my own addition for emphasis.

Additional Info: This RFI requests a vendor service and not hardware/firmware/software, and therefore should not require an Authority to Operate (ATO) or a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN). 1st IO Command has identified areas for which we are requesting White Papers from Industry on mature COTS solutions with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of at least 7, relevant to the following Focus Areas and requirements:

0001: Content Translation of PAI

A. Capability to translate foreign language content (message text, voice, images, etc.) from the social media environment into English. Required languages are Arabic, French, Pashtu, Farsi, Urdu, Russian, and Korean.

B. Identify specific audiences through reading and understanding of colloquial phrasing, spelling variations, social media brevity codes, and emojis.

1. Automated capability for machine learning of foreign language content with accuracy comparable to Google and Microsoft Bing Translate. Must be able to incrementally improve over time.

2. Recognize language dialect to ensure effectual communication.

0002: Automated Sentiment Analysis (SA)

A. Capability to derive sentiment from all social media content.

1. At minimum, distinguish negative, neutral, and positive sentiment based on collective, contextual understanding of the specific audience.

a) Capability to determine anger, pleasure, sadness, and excitement.

2. Capability to recognize local colloquial and/or slang terms and phrases, spelling variations, social media brevity codes, capitalization, and emojis will be included.

 

3. Automated machine learning of SA must be able to incrementally improve over time.

a) Software should allow for heuristic updates to improve overall capability; e.g., manually suggest updates based on personal knowledge and experience.

B. Capability to suggest whether specific audiences could be influenced based on derived sentiment.

0003: Content Generation Based off of PAI

A. Capability to translate English into Arabic, French, Pashtu, Farsi, Urdu, Russian, and Korean.

B. Automated capability to generate/create at least three, and up to 10, unique statements derived from one (1) original social media statement, while retaining the meaning and tone of the original.

1. Customize language in a dialect consistent with a specific audience including spelling variations, cultural variations, colloquial phrasing, and social media brevity codes and emojis.

0004: Assessment

1. Capability to continually inform MOE with/through sentiment analysis, content generation, and new target audience content.

2. Capability for end user to extract empirical data and visualize metrics of service, including number of content samples translated, number of content samples generated, number of content samples downloaded,number of conversations influenced by generated content, etc.

0005: Data Protection and Management

Data protection will meet all standing DoD regulatory and security protocols.

This is a formidable request for a quite powerful eavesdropping AND propaganda disseminating application. It is also not the first time the military has sought or deployed such an application.  The Guardian reported that the US Military had software in use six years ago that was able to create propaganda videos that used fake online personas.  Now it appears that the military wants to piggyback – or hijack – REAL people’s accounts to do a similar purpose.

Read More @ TheDuran.com

CNN CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT DIRECTLY CALLS THE PRESIDENT A RACIST IN MOVE THAT COULD EASILY INCITE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE WHITE HOUSE

by Alex Thomas, The Daily Sheeple:

The establishment media is up an arms over supposed comments made by President Trump in a closed door meeting about immigration reform during which he reportedly labeled multiple countries as “shitholes”.

According to anonymous sources quoted by both CNN and The Washington Post, Trump expressed frustration that people from certain countries were easily able to come into the country, using both legal and illegal means.

“Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” Trump reportedly said in reference to countries in both Africa and Latin America.

While the White House has so far not released a flat out denial about the comments, one can imagine that what Trump actually said is being hyped up by anonymous sources who are almost certainly anti-Trump in the first place. Add in the fact that the sources went to the likes of the Post and CNN, and you have all the hallmarks of yet another concerted effort by the mainstream media to hurt President Trump.

After news of Trump’s supposed comments began to make the rounds, CNN decided to go all out, making it unmistakably clear that the supposed journalists who work for the company are in fact Democrats masquerading as reporters who see their job as to specifically hurt the president.

No one was worst than the networks Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, who himself is supposed to be an honest, unbiased reporter whose work does not appear in the opinion section but rather is regularly featured as actual news reporting.

Responding to the supposed comments made by Trump, Acosta made transparently clear that he is an enemy of the White House and is willing to make claims against the president that could easily lead someone to actually attempt to kill him.

During a broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Acosta directly called the president a racist, a remark that if taken seriously by someone that is already a little deranged, could easily lead to said person planning an assassination attempt on the president.

“I almost have to think back to the day when we were at Trump Tower, when the president was commenting on Charlottesville, and he was saying that there were ‘very fine people on both sides,’ saying that there were ‘very fine people’ among the white supremacists and the Nazis, is that the president of the United States just seems to have a problem here, Wolf, in this area,” Acosta claimed, making sure to add in a direct lie that Trump was speaking about Nazis when he noted good people on both sides.

“And we can tiptoe around it, we can dance around it, and not really put our finger on it, but the president seems to harbor racist feelings about people of color, from other parts of the world. And it’s just a terrible thing to have come out of your mouth as a White House correspondent, or as a journalist,” Acosta continued while laughably pretending that he is an actual journalist when in reality he is spreading disinformation on TV that could get the president or members of his inner circle murdered.

Adding even more evidence that the likes of CNN are trying to incite violence against the president, their own editor published an “analysis” of Trump’s supposed remarks that again directly called him a racist and essentially pushed Americans to do something about it.

Read More @ TheDailySheeple.com

Jamie Dimon: ‘Cryptocurrencies Will Soon Be Under Government Control’

by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:

In the ‘not so shocking’ news of the day, governments want to regulate and control cryptocurrencies. Even Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase, is saying that very soon, governments will have complete control of all cryptocurrencies.

The cryptocurrency “won’t end well,” Dimon told an investor conference in New York last year, as Bloomberg noted, predicting it will eventually blow up. “It’s a fraud” and “worse than tulip bulbs.” Dimon became the laughing stock of the crypto world when he came out raging against bitcoin and the blockchain.

According to The Free Thought Project, Dimon’s dislike of cryptocurrencies is well known, but he seems to waver a bit here and there on how much he loathes digital currency. On Tuesday, however, he seemed to have changed his mind. During an interview with Fox Business, he left viewers with an ominously cryptic message (pun intended) on how the government will control bitcoin, and said he “regretted” calling bitcoin a “fraud.”

“The blockchain is real. You can have crypto yen and dollars and stuff like that. ICO’s you have to look at individually,” Dimon said in the exclusive interview with FOX Business. However, after he somewhat apologized for slamming bitcoin, Dimon not so subtly hinted that he knows something about the government and how they can grab control of bitcoin. “The bitcoin to me was always what the governments are gonna feel about bitcoin as it gets really big, and I just have a different opinion than other people. I’m not interested that much in the subject at all.”

When asked what he thought about the future of bitcoin during an interview withFortune, Dimon said, “It doesn’t matter, it’s just not gonna happen,” before claiming that the government will make it illegal and begin jailing people for it. “When the DoJ calls someone up and says that’s an illegal currency and it’s against the laws of the United States and if you do it again—we’re gonna throw you in jail.”

Dimon went on to predict that cryptocurrencies will all be government controlled and if someone uses a currency the government has banned, they will be punished.

“This is troubling. For many reasons,” says Joe Joseph of The Daily Sheeple. “But there’s one in particular that I’m keying in on. And it’s one that you may not have thought about.”

“I gotta tell you,” Joeseph continues. “Cryptocurrency scares me. Not so much the little guys, but the biggies. The Bitcoin. The Ethereum and whatnot. Because once they get too big, they become targets for the government. Not just because it undermines national currency, which thereby…by default, undermines national security, but because it is an untapped form of revenue, that I believe, the government is gonna come out and seize.”

Maybe that seems unlikely, but in the realm of government, nothing is impossible anymore and we have very few actual human rights left at this point.

The good news is that even if governments try to control one currency, others will rise in its place and as long as this widescale collaboration and coordination among blockchain users exist, decentralized money will win. The money changing bankers have had their go at the helm—and we’ve seen the massive death and destruction facilitated by it—now, it’s time for the rest of humanity to have their turn. –The Free Thought Project

Read More @ SHTFPlan.com

Banks are ordered to freeze accounts of illegal migrants after being given secret list of those ‘hiding in Britain’ in a bid to force them out of the country

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by Amanda Cashmore, Daily Mail:

  • Banks and building societies have been told to start checks on current accounts
  • The scheme hopes to create a ‘hostile environment’ for illegal immigrants
  • If an illegal immigrant is found to own an account, this could be shut down
  • There are fears that those living in the UK legally could be penalised if the Government makes mistakes

Banks are being handed the names of suspected illegal immigrants by the Home Office and could be told to close down their accounts.

Banks and building societies have started immigration checks on millions of current accounts under a Government scheme, and could shut accounts down in the hope of pushing those unlawfully staying in the UK out of the country.

Newly appointed Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said the UK has a transparent stance on immigration: ‘This Government is clear: we expect them to leave voluntarily,’ she said in The Telegraph.

 Newly appointed Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Nokes, said: 'We must be firm with those who break the rules as illegal immigration impacts the whole of society'
Newly appointed Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Nokes, said: ‘We must be firm with those who break the rules as illegal immigration impacts the whole of society’

She added that those remaining in the UK illegally were diminishing wages, adding strain to public services and permitting employers to ‘undercut’ honest businesses. 

The plan was introduced by ministers as part of attempts to create a ‘hostile environment’ for those in the UK unlawfully.

It requires banks and building societies to check the immigration status of all current account holders against details of known illegal migrants held by authorities.

If an illegal migrant is found to be operating an account, this will be flagged to the Home Office.

Read More @ DailyMail.co.uk

Video: Pathetic Antifa Protesters Can’t Even Explain What Fascism Actually Is

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by Alex Thomas, SHTFPlan:

A new video from the conservative website Campus Reform shows a series of Antifa thugs being questioned over what they believe fascism actually is and they predictably failed miserably.

The websites Cabot Phillips attempted to interview a variety of hard-left Antifa morons who were protesting the conservative campus group Turing Point USA for simply wanting to exist as a group on campus without being harassed or shut down.

“I certainly count myself as Antifa. We do not think that fascists and ultra right-wingers, the alt-right, deserve to have a platform,” one made claimed, making clear that this new leftist orthodoxy does indeed want to CENSOR all speech that goes against their political beliefs.

Another Antifia protesters, asked to define what fascism actually is, laughably claimed, “I don’t really want to get into all of that history and stuff,” before adding, “I don’t want to talk about it right now.”

Phillips then attempted to engage the man again, noting how serious an accusation of being a Nazi or fascist actually is.

“That’s a serious thing though, to call somebody a Nazi and a fascist, but you have to know what it is though if you’re going to call them that,” Phillips can be heard saying before the protester decided to call him a Nazi as well.

Eventually the protesters decided that they had had enough of legitimate questions and refused to continue the conversation.

Campus Reform reported:

Opposition to “fascism” is increasingly in-vogue on college campuses, but many students still aren’t sure exactly what it is that they’re protesting against.

In the past year, Campus Reform has reported extensively on the rise of the militant far-left protest group known as “Antifa.” Often using violence to convey their opposition to anyone they deem “fascist”, the group was recently labeled a “domestic terror” group by the Department of Defense.

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Last week, a number of these “anti-fascist” activists appeared at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit in Palm Beach, Florida.

Protesting the speech of Fox News’ Jesse Watters, the demonstrators held signs labeling the attendees as “racists”, “Nazis,” and most noticeably, “fascists.”

Make no mistake, this is hardcore leftist insanity at its finest folks!

Read More @ SHTFPlan.com

GOLD RISES $6.05 TO $1318.85/SILVER RISES 3 CENTS TO $17.01

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

GOLD EFP’S RISE BY ANOTHER 9600 CONTRACTS/SILVER EFP TRANSFERS TO LONDON: 1436 CONTRACTS/THE BIG NEWS OF THE DAY: CHINA SET TO ABANDON PURCHASE OF USA BONDS/ALSO USA IS SET TO ABANDON NAFTA WHICH SENT THE MEXICAN PESO AND THE CANADIAN DOLLAR FALLING

GOLD: $1318.85 UP $6.05

Silver: $17.01 UP 3 cents

Closing access prices:

Gold $1317.00

silver: $16.98

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: $1319.28 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME: $1311.80

PREMIUM FIRST FIX: $7.48

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1327.54

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1311.00

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$16.54

SHANGHAI REJECTS NY /LONDON PRICING OF GOLD

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX: 5:30 am est $1321.65

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1315.80

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX 10 AM: $1319.75

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. $1318.10

For comex gold:

JANUARY/

NUMBER OF NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR JANUARY CONTRACT: 1 NOTICE(S) FOR 100 OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 256 FOR 25600 OZ (0.7962 TONNES),

For silver:

jANUARY

30 NOTICE(S) FILED TODAY FOR

150,000 OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 537 for 2,685,000 oz

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Bitcoin: BID $14,030/OFFER $14,150 DOWN $345 (morning)

 Bitcoin: BID   14,547/OFFER  $14,667 up  $170(CLOSING)

 

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Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest ROSE BY A FAIR 795 contracts from 194,214 RISING TO 195,009 DESPITE YESTERDAY’S 14 CENT FALL IN SILVER PRICING.  WE HAD NO COMEX LIQUIDATION BUT WITHOUT A DOUBT WE WITNESSED ANOTHER FAILED MAJOR BANK SHORT- COVERING OPERATION. NOT ONLY THAT , WE WERE AGAIN NOTIFIED THAT WE HAD ANOTHER GOOD SIZED NUMBER OF COMEX LONGS TRANSFERRING THEIR CONTRACTS TO LONDON THROUGH THE EFP ROUTE: A CONSIDERABLE 1436 EFP’S FOR MARCH (AND ZERO FOR OTHER MONTHS) AND THUS TOTAL ISSUANCE OF 1436 CONTRACTS. HOWEVER THE MOVEMENT ACROSS TO LONDON IS NOT AS SEVERE AS IN GOLD AS THERE SEEMS TO BE A MAJOR PLAYER TAKING ON THE BANKS AT THE COMEX. STILL, WITH THE TRANSFER OF 1436 CONTRACTS, WHAT THE CME IS STATING IS THAT THERE IS NO SILVER (OR GOLD) TO BE DELIVERED UPON AT THE COMEX AS THEY MUST EXPORT THEIR OBLIGATION TO LONDON. YESTERDAY WITNESSED  EFP’S FOR SILVER ISSUED. ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE CAN BE A DELAY OF 24 HRS IN THE ISSUING OF EFP’S. I BELIEVE THAT WE MUST HAVE HAD SOME MAJOR BANKER SHORT COVERING AGAIN TODAY.

ACCUMULATION FOR EFP’S/SILVER/ STARTING FROM FIRST DAY NOTICE/FOR MONTH OF JANUARY:

20,707 CONTRACTS (FOR 8 TRADING DAYS TOTAL 20,707 CONTRACTS OR 103.500 MILLION OZ: AVERAGE PER DAY: 2588 CONTRACTS OR 12.940 MILLION OZ/DAY)

RESULT: A GOOD SIZED GAIN IN OI COMEX DESPITE THE 14 CENT FALL IN SILVER PRICE WHICH USUALLY INDICATES ANOTHER FAILED BANKER SHORT-COVERING. WE ALSO HAD A FAIR SIZED  EFP ISSUANCE OF 1436 CONTRACTS WHICH EXITED OUT OF THE SILVER COMEX AND TRANSFERRED THEIR OI TO LONDON AS FORWARDS.  FROM THE CME DATA 1436 EFP’S WERE ISSUED FOR TODAY (FOR MARCH EFP’S AND NONE FOR ALL OTHER MONTHS) FOR A DELIVERABLE FORWARD CONTRACT OVER IN LONDON WITH A FIAT BONUS. WE REALLY GAINED 2231 OI CONTRACTS i.e. 1436 open interest contracts headed for London (EFP’s) TOGETHER WITH A INCREASE OF 795  OI COMEX CONTRACTS. AND ALL OF THIS HAPPENED WITH THE FALL IN PRICE OF SILVER BY 14 CENTS AND A CLOSING PRICE OF $16.94 WITH RESPECT TO YESTERDAY’S TRADING. YET WE STILL HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF SILVER STANDING AT THE COMEX.

In ounces AT THE COMEX, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e. 0.9775 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 140% of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT JANUARY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 30 NOTICE(S) FOR 150,000 OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest ROSE BY A FAIR SIZED 3383 CONTRACTS UP TO 555,455 DESPITE THE  FALL IN PRICE OF GOLD WITH YESTERDAY’S TRADING ($6.30). IN ANOTHER HUGE DEVELOPMENT, WE RECEIVED THE TOTAL NUMBER OF GOLD EFP’S ISSUED YESTERDAY FOR TODAY AND IT TOTALED A GOOD SIZED  9593 CONTRACTS OF WHICH THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY SAW 9593 CONTRACTS AND APRIL SAW THE ISSUANCE OF 0 CONTRACTS.  The new OI for the gold complex rests at 555,455.DEMAND FOR GOLD INTENSIFIES GREATLY AS WE CONTINUE TO WITNESS A HUGE NUMBER OF EFP TRANSFERS TOGETHER WITH THE MASSIVE INCREASE IN GOLD COMEX OI  TOGETHER WITH  THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF GOLD OUNCES STANDING FOR JANUARY. EVEN THOUGH THE BANKERS ISSUED THESE MONSTROUS EFPS, THE OBLIGATION STILL RESTS WITH THE BANKERS TO SUPPLY METAL BUT IT TRANSFERS THE RISK TO A LONDON BANKER OBLIGATION AND NOT A NEW YORK COMEX OBLIGATION. LONGS RECEIVE A FIAT BONUS TOGETHER WITH A LONG LONDON FORWARD. THUS, BY THESE ACTIONS, THE BANKERS AT THE COMEX HAVE JUST STATED THAT THEY HAVE NO APPRECIABLE METAL!! THIS IS A MASSIVE FRAUD: THEY CANNOT SUPPLY ANY METAL TO OUR COMEX LONGS BUT THEY ARE QUITE WILLING TO SUPPLY MASSIVE NON BACKED GOLD (AND SILVER) PAPER KNOWING THAT THEY HAVE NO METAL TO SATISFY OUR LONGS. LONDON IS NOW SEVERELY BACKWARD IN BOTH GOLD AND SILVER (BIG RISE IN BOTH GOFO AND SIFO) AND WE ARE WITNESSING DELAYS IN ACTUAL DELIVERIES. IN ESSENCE WE HAVE ANOTHER GOOD GAIN OF 12,976 OI CONTRACTS: 3383 OI CONTRACTS INCREASED AT THE COMEX AND A GOOD SIZED9593 OI CONTRACTS WHICH NAVIGATED OVER TO LONDON.

YESTERDAY, WE HAD 5660 EFP’S ISSUED.

ACCUMULATION OF EFP’S/ GOLD(EXCHANGE FOR PHYSICAL) FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY STARTING WITH FIRST DAY NOTICE: 72,858 CONTRACTS OR 7.286 MILLION OZ OR 226.26 TONNES (8 TRADING DAYS AND THUS AVERAGING: 9,107 EFP CONTRACTS PER TRADING DAY OR 910,700 OZ/DAY)

Result: A FAIR SIZED INCREASE IN OI DESPITE THE  FALL IN PRICE IN GOLD TRADING ON YESTERDAY ($6.30). WE HAD ANOTHER FAIR SIZED NUMBER OF COMEX LONG TRANSFERRING TO LONDON THROUGH THE EFP ROUTE: 9593. THERE OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT SEEM TO BE MUCH PHYSICAL GOLD AT THE COMEX AND YET WE ALSO OBSERVED A HUGE DELIVERY MONTH FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. I GUESS IT EXPLAINS THE HUGE ISSUANCE OF EFP’S…THERE IS HARDLY ANY GOLD PRESENT AT THE GOLD COMEX FOR DELIVERY PURPOSES. IF YOU TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE 9593 EFPCONTRACTS ISSUED, WE HAD A NET GAIN IN OPEN INTEREST OF 12,976 contracts:

9593 CONTRACTS MOVE TO LONDON AND  3383 CONTRACTS INCREASED AT THE COMEX. (in tonnes, the gain in total oi equates to 40.36 TONNES)

we had: 1 notice(s) filed upon for 100 oz of gold.

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

With gold up again, we had another strange withdrawal today from the GLD: 2.95 tonnes

Inventory rests tonight: 831.91 tonnes.

SLV/ 

NO CHANGES IN SILVER INVENTORY AT THE SLV/

INVENTORY RESTS AT 318.423 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 ROSE BY A CONSIDERABLE 795 contracts from 194,214 UP TO 195,009 (AND now A LITTLE FURTHER FROM THE NEW COMEX RE
CORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) WITH THE FALL IN PRICE OF SILVER TO THE TUNE OF 14 CENTS   YESTERDAY.  WE HAD WITHOUT A DOUBT ANOTHER MAJOR SHORT COVERING FROM OUR BANKERS AS THEY HAVE CAPITULATED. NOT ONLY THAT BUT OUR BANKERS USED THEIR EMERGENCY PROCEDURE TO ISSUE ANOTHER 1436 PRIVATE EFP’S FOR MARCH (WE DO NOT GET A LOOK AT THESE CONTRACTS AS IT IS PRIVATE BUT THE CFTC DOES AUDIT THEM).  EFP’S GIVE OUR COMEX LONGS A FIAT BONUS PLUS A DELIVERABLE PRODUCT OVER IN LONDON. WE HAD NO COMEX SILVER COMEX LIQUIDATION. BUT, IF WE TAKE THE GOOD OI GAIN AT THE COMEX OF 795 CONTRACTS TO THE 1436 OITRANSFERRED TO LONDON THROUGH EFP’S WE OBTAIN A GAIN OF 2231 OPEN INTEREST CONTRACTS DESPITE THE MAJOR BANKER SHORT COVERING. WE STILL HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF SILVER OUNCES THAT ARE STANDING FOR METAL IN JANUARY (SEE BELOW). THE NET GAIN TODAY IN OZ: 11.15 MILLION OZ!!!

RESULT: A GOOD SIZED INCREASE IN SILVER OI AT THE COMEX WITH THE FALL OF 14 CENTS IN PRICE (WITH RESPECT TO YESTERDAY’S TRADING). BUT WE ALSO HAD ANOTHER 1436 EFP’S ISSUEDTRANSFERRING COMEX LONGS OVER TO LONDON. TOGETHER WITH THE GOOD  SIZED AMOUNT OF SILVER OUNCES STANDING FOR JANUARY, DEMAND FOR PHYSICAL SILVER INTENSIFIES AS WE WITNESS MAJOR BANK SHORT COVERING ACCOMPANIED BY INCREASES IN GOFO AND SIFO RATES INDICATING SCARCITY.

(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 TUESDAY night/WEDNESDAY morning: Shanghai closed UP 7.93 points or 0.23% /Hang Sang CLOSED UP 62.31 pts or 0.20% / The Nikkei closed DOWN 61.79 POINTS OR 0.26%/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED DOWN 0.57%/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed UP at 6.5040/Oil UP to 63.52 dollars per barrel for WTI and 69.16 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED MOSTLY RED.   ONSHORE YUAN CLOSED DOWN AGAINST THE DOLLAR AT 6.5040. OFFSHORE YUAN CLOSED DOWN AGAINST  THE ONSHORE YUAN AT 6.5140 //ONSHORE YUAN  STRONGER AGAINST THE DOLLAR/OFF SHORE STRONGER TO THE DOLLAR/. THE DOLLAR (INDEX) IS  WEAKER AGAINST ALL MAJOR CURRENCIES. CHINA IS STILL  HAPPY TODAY.(GOOD MARKETS AND STRONGER YUAN)

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Google’s New ‘Fact-Check Feature’ Targets Conservative Sites

by Pamela Geller, Freedom Outpost:

Further proof of what I have been documenting for the past year: the social media giants’ war on freedom and truth.

The election of President Trump was the casus belli for the left’s war on free speech. Stunned by his victory, they could not reconcile that he won.

The media, cultural and academic elites vigorously campaigned against Trump. Movies, music, media elites waged a daily war against him in the run-up to the election.

It shocked them.

They blamed websites like mine and the apparatus that transmits our news — social media.

Social media giants are run by uniformly left-wing corporate media managers — and so the purge began and it continues.

Google has scrubbed its search results of sites and posts critical of jihad and sharia.

Fifteen years of work, forty thousand plus posts of mine, just disappeared from Google search.

Social media giants are run by uniformly left-wing corporate managers.

And are waging a very real war against those with whom they disagree.

They are blowing up our First Amendment rights and government action is long overdue.

GOOGLE’S NEW FACT-CHECK FEATURE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY TARGETS CONSERVATIVE SITES

Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results.

No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.

By Daily Caller, January 9, 2018:

And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made “claims” they demonstrably never made.

When searching for a media outlet that leans right, like The Daily Caller (TheDC), Google gives users details on the sidebar, including what topics the site typically writes about, as well as a section titled “Reviewed Claims.”

Vox, and other left-wing outlets and blogs like Gizmodo, are not given the same fact-check treatment. When searching their names, a “Topics they write about” section appears, but there are no “Reviewed Claims.”
In fact, a review of mainstream outlets, as well as other outlets associated with liberal and conservative audiences, shows that only conservative sites feature the highly misleading, subjective analysis. Several conservative-leaning outlets like TheDC are “vetted,” while equally partisan sites like Vox, ThinkProgress, Slate, The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Salon, Vice and Mother Jones are spared.

Occupy Democrats is apparently the only popular content provider from that end of the political spectrum with a fact-checking section.

Big name publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times are even given a column showcasing all of the awards they have earned over the years.

Read More @ FreedomOutpost.com

Gov’t Forcing Couple to Tear Down Amazing Treehouse On Their Property—Or Else

by Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project:

A Florida couple has spent almost $200,000 trying to keep their $30,000 treehouse from being torn down, the state plans to crush them.

Holmes Beach, FL — Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen have spent over $150,000 building a beachfront treehouse Anna Maria Island on Florida’s west coast—in their own backyard. But it wasn’t the cost of the treehouse which was so expensive, it was the legal fees they spent trying to keep the city from tearing it down. After years of legal jousting, the couple has appealed their right to keep their treehouse all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). However, on Monday, the state won.

SCOTUS claimed a case of the state forcing a property owner to tear down an expensive building on their own property was simply not worth their time. Tran and Hazen built the two-level structure on their property as a getaway from their main home. The treehouse has windows which allow guests to enjoy a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. But city officials say the couple did not get the proper permit needed to legally construct the structure. Tran and Hazen disagree and explained that they did everything by the book.

They say they asked the City of Holmes Beach if they needed a permit and were told “No.” Construction began in 2011. Shortly thereafter, a so-called “anonymous complaint” led city officials to investigate. That investigation resulted in the city telling the couple they had to take it down because the treehouse was outside of the city’s set-back line and they did not have a proper permit for its construction.

They refused to tear it down and challenged the city in court. Unfortunately, the courts have sided with the city. Tran and Hazen then appealed all the way to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, the court was not concerned with property rights and therefore chose not make a ruling.

Tran and Hazen only spent $30,000 on the tree mounted structure. In an interview with CBS News, Tran said, “The Supreme Court is the last court of resort…if it doesn’t work out, we don’t even want to think about it yet…especially when we knew we didn’t do anything wrong.” And in a telephone interview with the Associated Press, she elaborated, “Part of me still believes there’s got to be justice out there and we didn’t do anything wrong.”

Sadly, her hope has run out. They are now going to be forced to continue to pay a $50 per day fine—which has been racking up for weeks—or tear it down. Make no mistake, if this couple refuses to pay the fine, armed agents of the state will come to their home and arrest them.

Tran and Hazen run Angelinos Sea Lodge, a rental property on the coast. They have no children and do not rent out the treehouse but say guests at their lodge enjoy spending time inside the structure, enjoying the views and the breeze. Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson apparently couldn’t care less what happens to the couple’s investment. He said their fight to keep their treehouse is “quite honestly a waste of time,” and added, “for some reason these people have this fixation on it.”

For free-thinking freedom lovers, the thought of the city telling property owners that they can’t enhance their own property is an absurdity. Even more ludicrous is the notion property owners ever really own their property. The minute a family stops paying government imposed property taxes, the city takes their property and sells it to someone else, all of which raises the question, “do we really own property or does the government just let us think we do.”

After all, as TFTP has reported on numerous occasions, conforming to city codes and permitting is required by law. Even the act of gardening has been ruled illegal in some parts of the country.

Currently, in almost every state in the union, people have to have a permit to go fishing, build a shed, get married, travel, have a business, work, drive a car, and the list goes on and on. So, who’s really free if every major life decision is left up to someone else?

Read More @ TheFreeThoughtProject.com

NSA SURVEILLANCE BILL WOULD LEGALIZE LOOPHOLE THAT LETS FBI SPY ON AMERICANS WITHOUT A WARRANT

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by Alex Emmons, The Intercept:

WITH MAJOR NSA surveillance authorities set to expire later this month, House Republicans are rushing to pass a bill that would not only reauthorize existing powers, but also codify into law some practices that critics have called unconstitutional.

The bill takes aim at reforming how federal law enforcement can use data collected by the National Security Agency, putting a modest constraint on when the FBI can conduct so-called backdoor searches of Americans’ communications. But because such searches make use of a legal loophole, critics say the current bill may do more harm than good by explicitly writing the practice into law.

The bill would reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which serves as the basis for some of the NSA’s largest surveillance programs, and keep it on the books through 2023. The law was first passed in 2008 after the George W. Bush administration’s secret warrantless wiretapping was made public, effectively to legalize what the administration was doing.

The law allows the intelligence community to spy on Americans’ transnational communications without a warrant so long as the “targets” are not Americans. In 2013, documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA vacuums up a tremendous amount of wholly domestic communications through the program as well.

Republicans tried to ram through a different incarnation of the bill last month, based on a more draconian version passed by the House Intelligence Committee. During a daylong push to drum up support, Republicans on the committee circulated fliers depicting enlarged photos of Islamic State fighters, trying to give the impression that failing to pass that bill would be a gift to foreign terrorists. But leadership backed off after determining they didn’t have enough votes to pass it, according to multiple congressional sources. Domestic surveillance is the rare issue on which hard-right Republicans and left-leaning privacy advocates often find common ground.

The new version of the bill, posted on the Rules Committee website late Friday, is designed to get the buy-in of Republicans on the Judiciary Committee. It includes compromise language taken from a separate bill passed out of that committee in November, which included some modest limitations on existing authorities, including the reform to backdoor searches.

The bill takes aim at one of the key problems with the original law: that Section 702 doesn’t limit how data can be used by federal law enforcement. That has given rise to the backdoor search loophole, in which the NSA shares certain kinds of information with the FBI, which the FBI then uses to search for Americans’ communications without a warrant.

Privacy advocates have called backdoor searches unconstitutional and urged Congress to close the loophole by requiring the FBI to get a court order to query Americans’ communications. The current bill takes a crack at doing so, requiring the FBI to get a warrant before searching the data in relation to an open criminal investigation.

But the bill carves out large exceptions. The FBI doesn’t have to apply for a warrant when national security is involved, or when it determines that there is a “threat to life or serious bodily harm.” And the bill would continue to allow the FBI to sift through the data even when those searches don’t involve a specific criminal investigation, which the FBI already does so often that they have compared it to searching Google.

The FBI doesn’t have to apply for a warrant when national security is involved, or when it determines a “threat to life or serious bodily harm.”

Daniel Schuman, policy director for digital rights organization Demand Progress, said the new bill essentially codifies illegal backdoor searches, while failing to effectively limit them.

“The Intelligence Committee’s bill disregards the Constitution and common sense by granting the government the authority to search Americans’ communications without first obtaining a warrant,” Schuman told The Intercept. “Not only does this turn the purpose of the foreign surveillance law on its head, transforming it into a domestic surveillance tool, but it places activists, minorities, and everyone else at the mercy of President Trump and Attorney General Sessions, who have made clear their disregard for legal constraints and democratic norms.”

Read More @ TheIntercept.com

Google managers kept blacklists of conservative employees — and one manager even considered holding ‘trials’, alleges a new lawsuit

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by Julie Bort, Business Insider:

  • Employees at Google who express “conservative viewpoints in politically-charged debates” may find themselves blacklisted by managers at the company, alleges an explosive new lawsuit.
  • And by blacklisted, that means their names may appear on actual lists, the suit contends.
  • Google employees who identify as conservative say they have complained to HR and senior management about the blacklists.
  • These allegations are part of a lawsuit filed on behalf of fired Google engineer James Damore that seeks to represent white males and conservatives who feel like they’ve been the target of discrimination.

A well-known Republican San Francisco lawyer has filed a lawsuit against Google seeking to represent white, male or conservative employees who believe the company has discriminated against them.

The lawyer is Harmeet Dhillon, a partner with the Dhillon Law Group in San Francisco and the former chairwoman of the Republican Party in San Francisco.  

She has been on the hunt for such victims since she took on fired Google engineer James Damore as a client in August. And on Monday she presented the first fruits of her research in a 161-page complaint that’s chock full of allegations and screenshots.

The most jaw-dropping allegation is that “Google publicly endorsed blacklists” of conservatives. The lawsuit claims that several hiring managers publicly vowed not to hire people categorized as “hostile voices” aka conservatives.

For instance, one manager wrote on one internal forum, “I will never, ever hire/transfer you onto my team. Ever.”

Another manager wrote in another, “I keep a written blacklist of people whom I will never allow on or near my team, based on how they view and treat their coworkers. That blacklist got a little longer today.”

The lawsuit cites another post from another hiring manager that said, “If you express a dunderheaded opinion about religion, about politics, or about ‘social justice’, it turns out I am allowed to think you’re a halfwit… I’m perfectly within my rights to mentally categorize you in my [d*ckhead] box… Yes, I maintain (mentally, and not (yet) publicly).”

Interestingly, the lawsuit doesn’t show the statements that provoked such strong reactions from these managers. It only characterizes them as “tactfully expressed conservative viewpoints in politically-charged debates.”

Whether expressing anti-diversity sentiments at a workplace is a protected “conservative viewpoint” or, rather, a form of bigotry that actually creates a hostile environment is at the heart of the case — and it reflects a broader debate gripping the country under the divisive presidency of Donald Trump.

“Something resembling a trial”

The lawsuit shows that in at least one case, a manager (a white woman), was contemplating keeping some kind of actual, public list of employee names.

The manager wrote on an internal post, “I am thinking of something like a google doc that accepts comments, and which calls out those googlers that are unsupportive of diversity,” she wrote.

She wondered, in the post, whether special “trials” should be held for employees nominated for the list, to determine whether they belonged on it or not. 

The lawsuit shows her post as evidence:

The lawsuit names other instances, too. It says that conservative employees reported such lists or other attempts to block them and their comments on Google’s internal social media sites to HR who told them that employees have the right to block others or make statements about the type of employees they liked to work with.

The lawsuit says that conservative employees on two occassions in the fall of 2017, also brought the matter of such lists up with Paul Manwell, Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s chief of staff, and to senior lawyer Kent Walker. 

This lawsuit was filed on behalf of Damore, the engineer who created a firestorm last summer with his memo about women in tech and his comments about how Google treats conservatives. It seeks class-action status to represent other white or male or conservatives employees who believe they faced discrimination at Google.

Read More @ BusinessInsider.com

The Left’s ATTACKS on white people resemble the same demonization of JEWS before the great GENOCIDE

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by JD Heyes, Natural News:

In case you haven’t noticed lately, the Leftist-dominated popular culture has a new boogeyman: White people.

This was plainly evident (again) recently after People magazine dared to name a white guy as the latest “sexiest man alive.”

As reported by Gregory Hood at The Unz Review:

For the mainstream media, it was a bona fide crisis. Blake Shelton, a European-American country singer and a host of The Voice, whom I had never heard of until yesterday morning, was named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man In The World.” The result was outrage.

Hood noted that Marlow Stern, writing at the Daily Beast, claimed that “people” are justifiably in an “uproar given Mr. Shelton’s history of homophobic and racist comments.”

“Many on social media are blasting the magazine’s decision, calling upon Mr. Shelton’s past tweets that have been labeled as racist, misogynistic and homophobic,” noted Fox News.

Okay, so the “mainstream media” being hyper-focused on this kind of tripe isn’t anything new; because Shelton has often jokingly made references to alternative lifestyles is problematic only for Left-wing kooks, none of whom will ever be accused of having a sense of humor.

But most of the additional criticism of Shelton was focused on his whiteness.

As Hood noted further, “Gabriel Bell at Salon called it a ‘problematic pick’ because it was a ‘reinforcement and celebration of sometimes-toxic cisgender male sexuality, the elevation of an underwhelming white man to a position of popular acclaim, the ignoring of people of color’ and various other perceived sins.”

Others made similar claims. Some tied in their criticism of Shelton’s race to “Trump’s America,” an insinuation that, of course, Trump is a bigoted racist as well, despite the very obvious lack of evidence that’s true.

Make no mistake, all of this “white-shaming” is as purposeful as it is problematic. Here’s why: By objectifying white people, which is what this is, it makes them less in the eyes of others. And when races of people are made to feel like they’re less than others, what follows next is usually horrifying.

Like slavery. Or worse, extermination.

No, that’s not hyperbole. (Related: Reverse racial bias: White people tend to think that black people are always telling the truth.)

Because some people have objectified others, slavery has existed (and it existed long before slavery was brought to the American continent). Because Adolph Hitler and his Nazi Party objectified Jews, six million of them were exterminated in the 1940s.

And now, the Left seeks to objectify whites.

Read More @ NaturalNews.com