Saturday, December 14, 2019

Disturbing New Video Shows Real Life Slave Trade, Humans Being Bought & Sold in the Open

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by John Vibes, The Free Thought Project:

Footage from hidden cameras shows young refugees being auctioned off for as little as $400, after they were kidnapped from Libya and Niger.

Refugees are being kidnapped from Libya and Niger, and sold in auctions for as little as $400, according to an investigative report that documented the abuse in war-torn Libya through hidden cameras that showed young men being lined up to be inspected for buyers, with auctioneers referring to them as “merchandise” and “big strong boys for farm work.”

It is highly likely that there are even more barbaric auctions held for females, and there have been widespread reports of this happening, but so far no footage has been collected of these crimes.

While this is the first footage of this nature that the public has seen, there have been reports of slave auctions in Libya for at least the past year. “The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for many migrants. Some reports are truly horrifying and the latest reports of ‘slave markets’ for migrants can be added to a long list of outrages,” Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s Director of Operation and Emergencies said in a report last year.

Despite the frequent reports of forced labor, sex-trafficking and torture inside Libyan refugee camps, there has been little to no response from local authorities—but now that the news has gone international, the region’s puppet politicians are promising change.

Anes Alazabi, Libya’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency told CNN that a full-scale investigation will be launched as a result of their report. However, the agency provided no solutions to the problem aside from taking refugees right back to the violence that they are fleeing in the first place.

“A high-level committee has been convened encompassing representatives from all the security apparatus to oversee this investigation. Priorities of the investigation are not only to convict those responsible for these inhumane acts, but also to identify the location of those who have been sold in order to bring them to safety and return them to their countries of origin,” Alazabi said.

More than 8,800 stranded refugees have been returned home this year, according to the International Organization for Migration.

The mainstream media has framed this as a “migrant crisis.” However, it is important to point out that these people are obviously refugees from war-torn countries that have suffered military destabilization and occupation by US and NATO forces.

Read More @ TheFreeThoughtProject.com

LOL: JPMorgan Capitulates, May Help Clients Trade Bitcoin Futures (For A Fee)

from Zero Hedge:

On September 12, Jamie Dimon caused a stir (and selloff) within the cryptocurrency community when he lashed out at bitcoin, calling it a “fraud” which is “worse than tulip bulbs, predicting “it won’t end well”, will “blow up” and “someone is going to get killed.” Oh, and just to make it clear, “any JPM trader caught trading bitcoin” would be “fired for being stupid.”

After briefly plunging, since then the price of Bitcoin has doubled, and earlier today, Bloomberg quoted money manager David Kotok who said that “clients bring up bitcoin all the time. They think it’s cool. It has the newness, which is attractive to some people, though others would say newness is a risk they don’t want to take.” For banks, as Lloyd Blankfein learned over the past month, this means they have a choice: either get with it, and make money on the latest investing craze, or stand aside and make nothing.

And now, none other than JPMorgan is “getting with it”, because as the WSJ reports, despite Dimon’s guarantee of a pink slip for any trader caught transaction in bitcoin, the bank is now looking at business opportunities in the planned bitcoin-futures market, which the CME has said it will launch by the end of the year. Specifically, J.P. Morgan is considering whether to provide its clients access to CME’s new bitcoin product through its futures-brokerage unit. That, the WSJ reports, means the bank’s customers could use it to trade bitcoin futures while J.P. Morgan collects fees for such services, seemingly in violation of its fiduciary duty considering its CEO just two months ago called the product a “fraud.”

The reversal is not definitive yet, and the process has involved assessing whether there is demand among J.P. Morgan’s customers for the proposed CME bitcoin contract, according to the WSJ source, although judging by the reverse inquiry, there clearly is.

And where JPM goes, others are sure to follow: 

Other banks must also make the call about whether to support CME’s bitcoin futures. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley are among the dozens of firms that offer their customers access to CME’s markets through their futures-brokerage arms.

But, as everyone knows courtesy of repeat media appearances by the outspoken CEO, none of those banks has chief executive who has been as critical of bitcoin as Dimon, who has blasted it as a “fraud” and compared it with past financial bubbles. “If you’re stupid enough to buy it, you will pay the price for it one day,” he told a conference last month.

 

And now, in delightful irony, JPM is preparing to make money by offering this “fraud” to clients. This, also, just days after JPM was busted for assisting money laundering in Switzerland after accusing bitcoin of being used as a tool for money laundering.

Here, we naturally commisserate with the JPM chief: In a world in which as Mike Novogratz said earlier, retail interest in equities has been waning over the past decade as “investors no longer trust financial institutions”, the only alternative to grip the public’s trading and investing interest has been the very bitcoin (and other digital currencies) so loathed by establishment commercial and central banks, especially since the “money” is printed not by some central bank, but the universe of users themselves: a lack of control central banks would never willingly cede.

JPM’s looming decision about whether to let customers trade bitcoin futures underscores the challenges that Wall Street firms face as the cryptocurrency emerges from the shadowy margins of the financial markets and draws growing investor interest. Meanwhile, CME CEO Terrence Duffy said in a CNBC interview this month he expects trading in bitcoin futures to begin the second week of December. Launching futures would bring the virtual currency a big step closer to the financial mainstream, making it easier for both large financial firms and retail investors to trade it.

Furthermore, as we showed in September, J.P. Morgan already gladly collects commcision for handling client trades of Bitcoin XBT, an ETN trading in Europe and tracking bitcoin. While the bank has said it doesn’t take positions in the note and simply routes customers’ buy and sell orders electronically to exchanges, it wouldn’t be the first time JPM has lied about it considers prop trades (see the London Whale). 

In any case, brokering trades in bitcoin futures would be similar, as JPM would be happy to collect a spread every time a client buys or sell the “fraud.” And once in, JPM will have no choice but – as a matter of ego – to be the biggest. J.P. Morgan is the second-biggest futures broker in the U.S., second only to Goldman, CFTC data show.

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

Media Silent as Fed Committee Quietly Passes Act Allowing Warrantless Searches

by Rachel Blevins, Activist Post:

It has been over one month since the latest dangerous piece of legislation meant to infringe on Americans’ constitutional rights was introduced, and Congress is now moving forward with the bill that will have serious ramifications for all Americans by blatantly violating the freedoms guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment if it becomes law.

The USA Liberty Act has passed the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 27-8, and as Congressman Justin Amash noted, all privacy advocates should be concerned about the overwhelming support the bill is receiving from Congress.

“The Liberty Act passed committee 27-8. It allows the government to search our private data without a warrant—in violation of the 4th Amendment,” Amash wrote on Twitter. “It’s another bill, like the Freedom Act, that furthers violations of our rights under the guise of protecting our rights.”

As Amash implied, the USA Liberty Act provides the opposite of “Liberty” for Americans. Instead, the purpose of the bill is to reauthorize and create additional loopholes for Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2017.

Amash also noted that the USA Liberty Act is yet another piece of legislation that “furthers violations of our rights under the guise of protecting our rights.” He compared it to the USA Freedom Act, which was passed under similar circumstances in June 2015.

The House Judiciary has also tried to use the USA Freedom Act as a reference to its success, claimingthat the bill “ended the bulk collection of data, protected civil liberties and national security, and provided robust oversight and transparency of our vital national security tools.”

However, as The Free Thought Project reported in May 2015, the USA Freedom Act “doesn’t actually end or suspend the phone records program, but simply requires phone companies to hold onto these records rather than the NSA.” It also authorized, for the first time, “the NSA, FBI, and other government agencies to unconstitutionally collect data in bulk on potentially millions of law-abiding Americans,” and it let the NSA collect “cell phone records in addition to the landline call records.”

Now, as Congress prepares to pass the USA Liberty Act, it claims the bill will “better protect Americans’ privacy” by requiring the government to have “a legitimate national security purpose” before searching an individual’s database. But what the bill does not advertise is the fact that it does not actually address the legitimate problems that exist with Section 702. The FBI’s “legitimate national security purpose” could be justified by just about any reason the agency chooses to give, and agents will only need supervisory authority in order to search Americans’ metadata.

Weeks before the latest vote, more than 40 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, joined together in a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, condemning the USA Liberty Act.

Read More @ ActivistPost.com

The Left’s inescapable HATE problem: Their hate doesn’t count but YOUR hate should get you banned from everything

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by Mike Adams, Natural News:

The Left has found a whole new weapon to silence conservative voices: “Hate.” The problem is, their hate doesn’t count. Only the hate they selectively designate to be “hate” is punished.

Here’s how the contortion works: Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other internet gatekeepers are increasingly banning and censoring users and content by rolling out terms of service that give them justification to silence anyone peddling “hate.” But what is hate, exactly?

According to the Left, “hate” is any criticism of gays, lesbians, transgenders, black people, abortion clinics, Muslims and so on. No thoughtful criticism of such “protected” subjects is allowed, since it’s all deemed to be “hate.”

Yet at the same time, the Left openly encourages and practices its own hatred against a wide range of targets which are automatically deemed to be “okay to hate.” These targets include:

  • White people (“white privilege”)
  • Men (“toxic masculinity”)
  • Christians
  • Soldiers and veterans
  • Police officers
  • President Trump, Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter and other conservatives
  • Heterosexuals
  • America’s founders

Thus, the Left isn’t actually opposed to hate. They fully support hate as long as it’s directed to specific political enemies. To further pull off this contortion, of course, they make sure their own hatred is never labeled “hate.” Instead, the Left’s HATE is called “diversity.” And diversity, by definition of the Left, excludes people of white skin color. To further the delusion, this exclusion of Whites is labeled “inclusiveness,” while attacks on Christians are labeled “tolerance.”

Left-wing truthism: White people are “dangerous” to everyone

This targeted hatred of the Left is openly repeated across the left-wing news media, Hollywood movies, universities and other outlets. As just one example, an MSNBC panelist recently declared that white men “pose the biggest threat to Americans,” insisting that merely being white makes a person a danger to society. (She apparently has no familiarity with the work of MLK Jr. who correctly declared that judging people by the color of their skin is shallow and stupid.)

This openly racist hatred from the Left is widely encouraged and reinforced by late-night comedy shows, Saturday Night Live, stand-up comedy and other sources of “humor” that are really little more than hatred disguised as comedy. Remember when Johnny Carson ran late-night variety TV? A true classic, Carson was genuinely funny. But today, we get Jimmy Kimmel, a twisted, deranged Leftist who uses his late night TV platform to spew hatred and vitriol against his political enemies… all in the name of being “funny,” of course.

But it isn’t funny at all. It’s just another form of hatred disguised as political correctness. Worse, it’s turning into actual violence in the streets of America. That’s why anti-white hate crimes are the fastest-growing category of hate crimes in America, according to the FBI’s own statistics.

The Left is hopelessly blind to its own hatred

What’s so remarkable about all this is how the Left remains utterly blind to its own hatred. When UC Berkeley students penned articles in the student newspaper calling for conservative speakers to be murdered in order to halt their speech, this was widely accepted on the Left as a seemingly reasonable practice. It wasn’t deemed “hatred” at all. In fact, the Left tells itself that hating conservatives is a form of anti-hate (or “anti fascism” as the narrative goes).

According to the Left, then, if you are full of hatred for all the correct targets (Christians, solders, police, white men, etc.), that isn’t hate at all. It’s love.

This is the kind of twisted, deranged logic summarized by the Left’s mantra, “LOVE TRUMPS HATE,” which really means that if you express sufficient hatred toward Donald Trump, you will be loved by the Left, which is full of haters. Achieving acceptance and love, in other words, only requires that you hate all the same people they hate. Yet the Left lives in denial about its own hate problem, refusing to acknowledge that the entire left-wing movement in America is now steeped in hatred and fantasies of murder against political enemies. Case in point? Kathy Griffin.

The Left isn’t about love, you see. It’s about bullying people with hatred, then using selective enforcement of anti-hate rules to censor and suppress all conservative voices. See this article on The Daily Sheeple: VIDEO: Angry mob of Hillary Clinton supporters attack female reporter, attempt to silence free speech.

Why isn’t Twitter banning users who express hatred toward white people, Christians or the President?

Although Twitter aggressively bans users who express anything resembling hatred toward gays or transgenders, Twitter almost never bans users for expressing the same degree of hatred toward Christians, whites or President Trump.

Ever wonder why? It’s because to the Left, hatred toward Christians, whites and President Trump isn’t recognized as hate. It’s actually a form of virtue signaling to other leftists, which is necessary to be accepted and loved by the Left. Hatred, you see, is the prerequisite to left-wing love.

This is why the liberal mob has become so dangerous to society. Far from promoting love and unity, the Left has actually transformed into a dangerous cult of totalitarian thought control and demanded obedience, all powered by intense emotional hatred coupled with a total abandonment of reason.

If you do not agree with the Left on a given topic — no matter how absurd the Left’s stance — you are immediately branded as being engaged in “hate.” Once branded, you can then be censored, insulted and blacklisted from society in the name of the Left “stopping hate.” This is how Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter plan to make sure Democrats win the next presidential election in 2020: The Democrat candidate will be selected from one or more victim groups of the Left — transgenders, women, minorities, gays, etc. — and then any rational criticism of that candidate’s policies will be stifled via accusations of “hate speech.”

Even rational, science-based questioning of the Left’s deranged narratives earns any thinking person this same label of “hate.” For example, the Left now believes that biological sex is no longer determined by genetics. Instead, according to the Left, a person’s biological sex is now determined by a wish or a hope… and it can be changed at any moment by merely declaring such a change. Remember, this is the same Left that has, for decades, insisted that gay people are born gay, reminding us that being gay “isn’t a choice.” A rational person might point out the glaring contradiction in these two beliefs — that gay people are “born gay” but biological sex is a “choice” — but that person would be immediately branded a purveyor of HATE for the simple reason that when it comes to left-wing narrative myths, no questions are allowed.

Raising intelligent questions, you see, is now considered an act of hate according to the Left. In fact, any challenge to the false narratives of the Left is branded HATE as a crude control mechanism to stifle speech and punish intelligent thinking. The Owellian overtones in all this are, of course, too obscene to ignore: The Left has become the Ministry of Trutheven when nearly everything the Left espouses is based on lies.

Remember, according to the Left, if you HATE all the correct people, you will be LOVED. In other words, “Hate = Love” to the deranged, lunatic Left.

Read More @ NaturalNews.com

OPERATION FREEDOM Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Craig Hemke and Craig Sawyer

by Dave Janda, Operation Freedom:

Topics Discussed: Nutritional support, Counter-terrorism,  Manipulation of financial markets, New World Order Syndicate, Obama Care, Free Market Health Reform, Putin, The Ukraine, ISIS, Syria, The Constitution, Natural resources, Reserve currency, Corruption, gold, silver, Global Elite, International Banking Cabal, debt, Federal Reserve, Too Big To Fail Banks, Crony Capitalism, Debt Ceiling, Financial implosion, Recession, Economic Depression, Freedom, Liberty

Click HERE to listen to Craig Hemke

Click HERE to listen to Craig Sawyer

Read More @ DaveJanda.com

GEORGE SOROS IS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT SECRET MEETING OF THE DEMOCRACY ALLIANCE ‘RESISTANCE’ MOVEMENT

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by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:

The agenda for the meeting, titled “Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future,” lays out three full days of events culminating in a Friday night dinner headlined by Pelosi.  A few hours earlier guests can attend “A Talk with George Soros,” who will be introduced with a “special videotaped message” by Democratic senator Kamala Harris (Calif.).

A SECRETIVE THREE-DAY CONFERENCE WHERE BIG MONEY LIBERAL DONORS ARE PLOTTING THE NEXT STEPS OF THE “RESISTANCE” WILL BE HEADLINED BY FRIDAY SPEECHES BY BILLIONAIRE GEORGE SOROS AND DEMOCRATIC HOUSE MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI, ACCORDING TO INTERNAL DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following the Democrats stunning loss to Donald Trump in 2016, George Soros with his endless billions has stepped up to assume control of the Democratic Party. He has a long and inglorious history of stirring up dissent within foreign governments, manipulating currencies, and fomenting and funding race riots here in America. Click here to sign a petition calling on the Trump administration to revoke Soros’ citizenship and shut down his anti-government agitator groups. 

The Democracy Alliance, a donor club of deep-pocketed liberal donors that each pledge to direct hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to approved left-wing groups, descended on California’s posh La Costa Resort on Wednesday morning for its fall donor summit. The group continued its tradition of secrecy, promising all members and guests of the summit their participation would “remain confidential.”

The first page of the conference agenda, which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and can be viewed in its entirety here, lays out “participation guidelines,” explaining that the Democracy Alliance is a “safe place” for donors and activists to meet. Guests are instructed not to share members’ names with the press and not to post to any social media sites, to contact Democracy Alliance if “the media or a blogger” contacts them, and to “refrain from leaving sensitive materials out where others may find them.”

This latter directive was ignored.

THE AGENDA FOR THE MEETING, TITLED “BEYOND #RESISTANCE: RECLAIMING OUR PROGRESSIVE FUTURE,” LAYS OUT THREE FULL DAYS OF EVENTS CULMINATING IN A FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER HEADLINED BY PELOSI.

A few hours earlier guests can attend “A Talk with George Soros,” who will be introduced with a “special videotaped message” by Democratic senator Kamala Harris (Calif.).

All of the events are scheduled to take place at the La Costa Resort, which features 17 tennis courtsof both clay and hard surfaces including one with 1,000 seats for spectators, 36 holes of golf on the Legends Course and the Champions Course, an array of pools including three hot tubs that overlooksaid golf courses, a spa building, and the Deepak Chopra Center, where guests can do yoga or receive mind-body medical consultations.

Pelosi and Harris are not the only two politicians to have a presence at the swanky conference—Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf (D.) held a Thursday event on his reelection efforts, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) will speak on Friday about “Russian interference in the 2016 election,” and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D., Minn.), who chairs the DCCC, will attend a “festive brunch” on Saturday morning. Also making a “special appearance” on Friday will be Virginia’s governor-elect Ralph Northam.

The agenda also lists “special guests” at the conference, some more famous than others. Attendees showcased in the agenda range from failed California politician Sandra Fluke to liberal CNN contributor Van Jones to Center for American Progress CEO Neera Tanden.

JONES WAS HEADLINING A THURSDAY DINNER ON “GOING OUTSIDE THE BUBBLE” AND LEARNING FROM TRUMP VOTERS.

Not all events and prominent guests are listed in the conference agenda. Not listed, for example, was a Thursday night happy hour hosted by Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, who was spotted in attendance.

Also not listed as a special guest at the conference was David Brock, who checked in early Wednesday afternoon and has made himself highly visible at La Costa—slowly strolling around the sprawling property and staying up at the hotel bar till past midnight.

Brock is not a “partner” of Democracy Alliance—in fact, he has worked to create his own liberal donor network—but groups he controls, such as Media Matters for America, are among the many groups Democracy Alliance directs funding to.

Not listed in the agenda or spotted at the resort has been billionaire Tom Steyer, one of Democracy Alliance’s most prominent members in the past. Pelosi publicly reprimanded Steyer earlier this month for running a $10 million ad calling for President Trump’s impeachment.

Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com

Why People Will Happily Line Up to be Microchipped Like Dogs

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

So…some people actually want to be microchipped like a dog. They’re lining up for it. They’re having parties to get it done. It if isn’t available to them, they’re totally bummed out.

I’m not even going to venture into the religious aspect of having a microchip inserted into a human being. Let’s just talk about the secular ramifications.

Certain folks won’t be happy until everyone has a computer chip implanted in them. Here’s how this could go.

  • Initially, it would be the sheep who blindly desire to be chipped for their own “convenience” leading the way.
  • Then, it would become remarkably inconvenient not to be chipped – sort of like it’s nearly impossible to not have a bank account these days.
  • Then, the last holdouts could be forcibly chipped by law.

Read on, because I could not make this stuff up.

 

Some employers are chipping workers.

Last summer, the internet was abuzz about a company in Wisconsin that wanted to microchip their employees. Workers at the technology company, Three Market Square, were given the option of having a chip implanted in their hands and 50 out of 80 eagerly lined up for the privilege.

Why? So they could buy food or swipe their way through building security with a wave of their hand. Software engineer Sam Bengtson explained why he was on board.

“It was pretty much 100 percent yes right from the get-go for me. In the next five to 10 years, this is going to be something that isn’t scoffed at so much, or is more normal. So I like to jump on the bandwagon with these kind of things early, just to say that I have it.” (source)

He wasn’t alone. In fact, they had a microchipping party and some people got chipped live on TV so the rest of us reluctant humans could all see how cool it was to get microchipped. Watch what fun they had!

 

It isn’t just this American company chipping workers. Here’s an example in Sweden.

What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish start-up hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its workers and start-up members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand.

“The biggest benefit, I think, is convenience,” said Patrick Mesterton, co-founder and chief executive of Epicenter. As a demonstration, he unlocks a door merely by waving near it. “It basically replaces a lot of things you have, other communication devices, whether it be credit cards or keys.” (source)

Read More @ TheOrganicPrepper.ca

GOLD HAS A HUGE DAY UP $16.60 AND SILVER SURPASSES THE KEY $17.25 MARK/FBI INFORMANT CAMPBELL WILL BE TESTIFYING BEFORE CONGRESS NEXT WEEK

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

GOLD: $1295.10  UP $16.60

Silver: $17.33 UP 24 cents

Closing access prices:

Gold $1294.10

silver: $17.31`

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: $1290.19 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME: $1282.60

PREMIUM FIRST FIX: $7.59

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1288.82

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1282.40

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$6.42

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX: 5:30 am est $1283.75

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1283.60

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX 10 AM: $1284.35

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. 1285.50

For comex gold:

NOVEMBER/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR OCT CONTRACT MONTH:31 NOTICE(S) FOR 3100 OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 1051 FOR 105,100 OZ (3.326TONNES)

For silver:

NOVEMBER

5 NOTICE(S) FILED TODAY FOR

25,000 OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 881 for 4,405,000 oz

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Bitcoin: BID $7846 OFFER /$7871 up $18.00 (MORNING)

BITCOIN : BID $7688 OFFER: $7713 // DOWN $140.00 (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 FELL BY A CONSIDERABLE  1745 contracts from 201,456 DOWN TO 199,711 EVEN THOUGH YESTERDAY’S TRADING SAW SILVER RISE  BY 11 CENTS.   WE DID HAVE MINIMAL LONG COMEX LIQUIDATION AND FURTHER  WE WERE NOTIFIED THAT WE HAD QUITE A FEW MORE COMEX LONGS TRANSFERRING THEIR CONTRACTS TO LONDON THROUGH THE EFP ROUTE AS WE HAD A HUGE 865 DECEMBER EFP’S ISSUED ALONG WITH 62 EFP’S FOR MARCH FOR A TOTAL ISSUANCE OF 927 CONTRACTS. THE ISSUANCE FOR MARCH BOTHERS ME A LOT AS THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE FOR EMERGENCY IN THE UPCOMING DELIVERY MONTH.  I GUESS WHAT THE CME IS STATING IS THAT THERE IS NO SILVER TO BE DELIVERED UPON AT THE COMEX AND THEY MUST EXPORT THEIR OBLIGATION TO LONDON. WE HAD 1312 EFP’S ISSUED YESTERDAY

RESULT: A SMALL SIZED FALL IN OI COMEX DESPITE THE 11 CENT PRICE RISE.  A SMALL NUMBER OF COMEX LONGS  EXITED OUT OF THE COMEX AND FROM THE CME DATA 927 EFP’S  WERE ISSUED FOR A DELIVERABLE CONTRACT OVER IN LONDON WITH A FIAT BONUS. IN ESSENCE THE  DEMAND FOR SILVER PHYSICAL INTENSIFIES

In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e. 0.998 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 144{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT OCT MONTH/ THEY FILED: 5 NOTICE(S) FOR 25,000 OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest SURPRISINGLY FELL BY A HUGE 5,167 CONTRACTS DESPITE THE SMALL RISE IN PRICE OF GOLD ($0.90) WITH RESPECT TO YESTERDAY’S TRADING. WE HAD A SMALL AMOUNT OF COMEX LONGS EXIT THE ARENA.  HOWEVER  THE TOTAL NUMBER OF GOLD EFP’S ISSUED TODAY  TOTALED A CONSIDERABLE: 4,394 CONTRACTS OF WHICH THE MONTH OF DECEMBER SAW 4,394 CONTRACTS AND FEB SAW THE ISSUANCE OF 0 CONTRACTS. The new OI for the gold complex rests at 531,000. DEMAND FOR GOLD INTENSIFIES DESPITE THE RAIDS.

Result: A HUGE SIZED DECREASE IN OI DESPITE THE SMALL RISE IN PRICE IN GOLD ON YESTERDAY ($0.90). WE  HAD A HUGE NUMBER OF COMEX LONG TRANSFERS TO LONDON THROUGH THE EFP ROUTE AS (4,394 EFP’S). THERE OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT SEEM TO BE MUCH PHYSICAL AT THE COMEX AS WE ARE APPROACHING THE HUGE DELIVERY MONTH OF DECEMBER. WE   HAD A TINY AMOUNT OF GOLD COMEX OI LEAVE THE COMEX GOLD ARENA.

we had:  31  notice(s) filed upon for 3100 oz of gold.

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

GLD:

No change in gold inventory at the GLD/

Inventory rests tonight: 843.39 tonnes.

SLV

TODAY WE HAD NO CHANGE IN SILVER INVENTORY AT THE SLV

INVENTORY RESTS AT 318.074 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 UNEXPECTEDLY FELL BY 1745 contracts from 201,456 DOWN  TO 199,711 (AND now A LITTLE FURTHER FROM THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) DESPITE THE RISE IN SILVER PRICE (A GAIN OF 11 CENTS). OUR BANKERS  USED THEIR EMERGENCY PROCEDURE TO ISSUE 865  PRIVATE EFP’S FOR DECEMBER(WE DO NOT GET A LOOK AT THESE CONTRACTS)  AND 62 EFP’S FOR MARCH FOR A TOTAL OF 927 EFP CONTRACTS.  EFP’S GIVE OUR COMEX LONGS A FIAT BONUS PLUS A DELIVERABLE PRODUCT OVER IN LONDON. THIS IS QUITE EARLY FOR THESE EFP ISSUANCE..USUALLY WE WITNESS THIS ONE WEEK PRIOR TO FIRST DAY NOTICE AND THIS CONTINUES RIGHT UP UNTIL FDN.  WE ALSO HAD NO  A SMALL AMOUNT OF SILVER COMEX LIQUIDATION.

RESULT: A SMALL SIZED DECREASE IN SILVER OI AT THE COMEX DESPITE THE 11 CENT GAIN IN PRICE (WITH RESPECT TO YESTERDAY’S TRADING). WE  HAD ANOTHER 927 EFP’S ISSUED TRANSFERRING OUR COMEX LONGS OVER TO LONDON TOGETHER WITH A TINY AMOUNT OF  SILVER COMEX LIQUIDATION.

(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 DOWN 16.34 points or .48{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} /Hang Sang CLOSED UP 180.28 pts or 0.28{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} / The Nikkei closed UP 45.68 POINTS OR 0.20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.24{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed DOWN at 6.6330/Oil UP to 56.12 dollars per barrel for WTI and 62.10 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED GREEN EXCEPT SPAIN  . ONSHORE YUAN CLOSED DOWN AGAINST THE DOLLAR AT 6.6330. OFFSHORE YUAN CLOSED WEAKER TO THE ONSHORE YUAN AT 6.6405 //ONSHORE YUAN WEAKER AGAINST THE DOLLAR/OFF SHORE WEAKER TO THE DOLLAR/. THE DOLLAR (INDEX) IS WEAKER AGAINST ALL MAJOR CURRENCIES. CHINA IS  VERY HAPPY TODAY.

Read More @ HarveyOrganBlog.com

GOLD UP 90 CENTS ON THE DAY BUT SILVER, IS THE REAL STAR UP 11 CENTS TO $17.09

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

IN ZIMBABWE ROBERT MUGABE REFUSES TO RESIGN/THE HOUSE PASSES THE TAX REFORM BILL AND NOW IT GOES TO THE SENATE

GOLD: $1278.50  up $0.90

Silver: $17.09 UP 11 cents

Closing access prices:

Gold $1278.60

silver: $17.08`

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: $1286.38 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME: $1278.35

PREMIUM FIRST FIX: $8.03

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1287.39

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1276.15

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$11.19

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX: 5:30 am est $1277.70

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1277.70

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX 10 AM: $1280.00

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. 1280.00

For comex gold:

NOVEMBER/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR OCT CONTRACT MONTH:11 NOTICE(S) FOR 1100 OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 1020 FOR 10,200 OZ (3.172TONNES)

For silver:

NOVEMBER

1 NOTICE(S) FILED TODAY FOR

5,000 OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 876 for 4,380,000 oz

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Bitcoin: BID $7452 OFFER /$7479 up $186.00 (MORNING)

BITCOIN : BID $7756 OFFER: $7781 // UP $490.00(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 CONSIDERABLE  1557 contracts from 199,122 UP TO 201,456 EVEN THOUGH YESTERDAY’S TRADING SAW SILVER FALL  BY 10 CENTS.   WE DID HAVE ZERO LONG LIQUIDATION AND FURTHER  WE WERE NOTIFIED THAT WE HAD QUITE A FEW MORE COMEX LONGS TRANSFERRING THEIR CONTRACTS TO LONDON THROUGH THE EFP ROUTE AS WE HAD A HUGE 1312 DECEMBER EFP’S ISSUED ALONG WITH 0 EFP’S FOR MARCH FOR A TOTAL ISSUANCE OF 1312 CONTRACTS. THE ISSUANCE FOR MARCH BOTHERS ME A LOT AS THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE FOR EMERGENCY IN THE UPCOMING DELIVERY MONTH.  I GUESS WHAT THE CME IS STATING IS THAT THERE IS NO SILVER TO BE DELIVERED UPON AT THE COMEX AND THEY MUST EXPORT THEIR OBLIGATION TO LONDON. YESTERDAY WE HAD 1050 TOTAL EFP’S ISSUED.

RESULT: A GOOD SIZED RISE IN OI COMEX DESPITE THE 10 CENT PRICE FALL. COMEX LONGS REFUSED TO EXIT OUT OF THE COMEX AND FROM THE CME DATA 1312 EFP’S  WERE ISSUED FOR A DELIVERABLE CONTRACT OVER IN LONDON WITH A FIAT BONUS. IN ESSENCE THE  DEMAND FOR SILVER INTENSIFIES

In ounces, the OI is still represented by just OVER 1 BILLION oz i.e. 1.007 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 144{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT OCT MONTH/ THEY FILED: 1 NOTICE(S) FOR 5,000 OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest ROSE BY A LARGER THAN EXPECTED 3244 CONTRACTS DESPITE THE FALL IN PRICE OF GOLD ($5.15) WITH RESPECT TO YESTERDAY’S TRADING IN WHICH WE SAW NO GOLD LEAVES FALL FROM THE COMEX GOLD TREE.  THE TOTAL NUMBER OF GOLD EFP’S ISSUED TODAY  TOTALED A MONSTROUS: 12,392 CONTRACTS OF WHICH THE MONTH OF DECEMBER SAW 12,352 CONTRACTS AND FEB SAW THE ISSUANCE OF 40 CONTRACTS. The new OI for the gold complex rests at 536,298. DEMAND FOR GOLD INTENSIFIES DESPITE THE RAIDS.

Result: A HUGE SIZED INCREASE IN OI DESPITE THE FALL IN PRICE IN GOLD ON YESTERDAY ($5.15). WE  HAD A HUGE NUMBER OF COMEX LONG TRANSFERS TO LONDON THROUGH THE EFP ROUTE AS (12,392 EFP’S). THERE OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT SEEM TO BE MUCH PHYSICAL AT THE COMEX AS WE ARE APPROACHING THE HUGE DELIVERY MONTH OF DECEMBER. WE OBVIOUSLY  HAD NO GOLD COMEX OI LEAVE THE COMEX GOLD ARENA.

we had:  11  notice(s) filed upon for 1100 oz of gold.

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

GLD:

A small  change in gold inventory at the GLD/ a deposit of .300 tonnes

Inventory rests tonight: 843.39 tonnes.

SLV

TODAY WE HAD NO CHANGE IN SILVER INVENTORY AT THE SLV

INVENTORY RESTS AT 318.074 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 UNEXPECTEDLY ROSE BY 1557 contracts from 199,899 UP TO 201,456 (AND now A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) DESPITE THE FALL IN SILVER PRICE (A LOSS OF 10 CENTS). OUR BANKERS  USED THEIR EMERGENCY PROCEDURE TO ISSUE 1312  PRIVATE EFP’S FOR DECEMBER(WE DO NOT GET A LOOK AT THESE CONTRACTS)  AND 0 EFP’S FOR MARCH FOR A TOTAL OF 1050 EFP CONTRACTS  EFP’S GIVE OUR COMEX LONGS A FIAT BONUS PLUS A DELIVERABLE PRODUCT OVER IN LONDON. THIS IS QUITE EARLY FOR THESE EFP ISSUANCE..USUALLY WE WITNESS THIS ONE WEEK PRIOR TO FIRST DAY NOTICE AND THIS CONTINUES RIGHT UP UNTIL FDN.  WE ALSO HAD NO SILVER COMEX LIQUIDATION. TOTAL EFP’S ISSUED YESTERDAY BY THE CME IN SILVER TOTAL 1050 CONTRACTS. SO THIS FRAUD IS CONTINUING ON A DAILY BASIS

RESULT: A HUGE SIZED INCREASE IN SILVER OI AT THE COMEX DESPITE THE 10 CENT FALL IN PRICE (WITH RESPECT TO YESTERDAY’S TRADING). WE  HAD ANOTHER 1312 EFP’S ISSUED TRANSFERRING OUR COMEX LONGS OVER TO LONDON TOGETHER WITH NO  SILVER COMEX LIQUIDATION.

(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 WEDNESDAY night/THURSDAY morning: Shanghai closed DOWN 3.27 points or .10{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} /Hang Sang CLOSED UP 167.07 pts or 0.58{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} / The Nikkei closed UP 322.80 POINTS OR 1.47{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.19{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed DOWN at 6.6320/Oil DOWN to 55.27 dollars per barrel for WTI and 61.62 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED GREEN  . ONSHORE YUAN CLOSED DOWN AGAINST THE DOLLAR AT 6.6320. OFFSHORE YUAN CLOSED WEAKER TO THE ONSHORE YUAN AT 6.638 //ONSHORE YUAN WEAKER AGAINST THE DOLLAR/OFF SHORE WEAKER TO THE DOLLAR/. THE DOLLAR (INDEX) IS STRONGER AGAINST ALL MAJOR CURRENCIES. CHINA IS OT  VERY HAPPY TODAY

Read More @ HarveyOrganBlog:

First they came for RT, now the US seeks to force China’s Xinhua to register as a foreign agent

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by Adam Garrie, The Duran:

The US is no longer a safe space for free speech. Free speech in the USA has been reduced to the freedom to agree with pre-approved narratives and agendas.

Since the year 2000 the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission of the US Congress has produced reports on the nature of China-US relations, including on matters related to trade and security.

This year, the Commission has named Chinese news agency and broadcaster Xinhua as an “intelligence gathering organisation” in spite of producing no evidence to suggest that Xinhua is anything other than a news media outlet.

According to the report,

“Xinhua serves some of the functions of an intelligence agency by gathering information and producing classified reports for the Chineseleadership on both domestic and international events”.

This could likely be the first step in laying down a modern-day witch trial against Xinhua in the same way that wild accusations against RT have led the US forcing RT America to register as a “foreign agent”.

The United States is turning into a country where freedom of speech is now a privilege reserved only for classes of people who agree with the line of the deep state governmental consensus. It goes even beyond racism, as many US born citizens who have no ethnic connections to the peoples of Russia, work for RT America and will have to be included on the list of “foreign agents” even though they are US citizens with diverse ethno-racial backgrounds.

Things are becoming truly frightening in the United States where the First Amendment is becoming little more than a way leverage the use of state power against the individual’s right to say and even hear that which he or she wants to say and here.

A bill in the US Congress looks to criminalise support of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement, a group which campaigns for a material and cultural boycott of Israel.

Taking things to an even more sinister level, the Texas city of Dickinson has stated that public relief funds will only be issued to citizens who agree “not to boycott Israel”. Not only is this sadistic, but because it does not draw the distinction between an active or passive boycott, it is unclear how such a requirement would be enforced.

If someone in Dickinson whose property was damaged in a hurricane has never bought an Israeli product in his or her life because the product was itself unattractive or too expensive, will this be proscribed? If someone in Dickinson went to the BDS website out of curiosity and just happened never to have bought Israeli products, is this person now guilty?

Read More  @ TheDuran.com

Special’ Clinton Email Probe Was Controlled by ‘Small Team’ at FBI HQ – Report

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from Sputnik News:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) gave “special” status to the Hillary Clinton email investigation, a recently released document by the FBI Deputy Director revealed.

On October 23, 2016, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe wrote an email to press officials in the FBI, saying that the probe into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information was under the control of a small group of high-ranking officials at the FBI headquarters in Washington, The Hill reported.

“As I now know the decision was made to investigate it at HQ with a small team,” McCabe wrote in the email. “[The Washington office] provided some personnel for the effort but it was referred to as  ‘special’ and I was not given any details about it.”

The document was one of over 70 pages of emails the FBI released Wednesday on its public records site.

The Hill reached for comment to FBI officials on Wednesday, but they refused to explain what McCabe could have meant by  “special status” and why the probe was directed by a small team.

According to the report, the released email is likely to be used by Republican lawmakers against former FBI Director James Comey. Republicans have criticized Comey’s decision not to level criminal charges against the former secretary of state  for using a private email server to transmit classified information. In July 2016, it was announced that the investigation would be closed without criminal charges, but on October 28, 2016, days before the election, Comey said the probe would be reopened.

READ MORE: Initial Comey Memo Accused Hillary Clinton of ‘Gross Negligence’ — Report

Pressure has been recently mounting on Attorney General Jeff Sessions by several Republican lawmakers, calling him to appoint a special prosecutor to examine how the Hillary Clinton email case was handled by the FBI. Earlier this week, Sessions, however, said that there is not enough evidence for a special investigation into the case.

Read More @ SputnikNews.com

Keiser Report: Business of #Russiagate (E1150)

from RT:

In the second half, Max interviews Max Blumenthal about the business of #Russiagate.