Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Trump Administration Urges Congress To Renew Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

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by Aaron Keel, Activist Post:

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is urging Congress to “promptly” reauthorize section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) scheduled to expire at the end of this year.

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats also signed the letter, addressed to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Section 702 of FISA “allows the Intelligence Community, under a robust regime of oversight by all three branches of government, to collect vital information about international terrorists, cyber actors, individuals and entities engaged in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and other important foreign intelligence targets located outside the United States,” Sessions and Coats wrote.

They added: “Reauthorizing this critical authority is the top legislative priority of the Department of Justice and the Intelligence Community. As publicly reported by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, information collected under one particular section of FAA, Section 702, produces significant foreign intelligence that is vital to protect the nation against international terrorism and other threats.”

FISA was enacted in 1978 as a response to illegal domestic surveillance operations revealed by two Senate committees in the 1970s, including President Richard Nixon’s use of federal intelligence agencies to monitor his political opponents. It was brought into law “to authorize electronic surveillance to obtain foreign intelligence information.”

The law requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court before setting up an electronic or physical wiretap targeted at foreigners and foreign agents.

Congress amended FISA in 2007 to let the government wiretap communications that either begin or end outside the United States jurisdiction without Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) approval; in a stronger  2008 overhaul, they further limited that power to non-U.S. persons. The last reauthorization of the act was in 2012, which set the current expiration date of Dec. 31, 2017.

The FISA law has long been criticized by privacy and civil liberties advocates like the EFF who say the order allows broad, intrusive spying without oversight. The section first gained renewed attention following the 2013 disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that the agency carried out widespread monitoring of emails and other electronic communications through Prism, XKeyScore, Upstream and other NSA surveillance programs. In fact, the first Snowden leak was a FISC order issued to Verizon under Section 702 that required the company to turn over all of its calling records to the NSA.

Read More @ ActivistPost.com

GOLD AND SILVER HOLD AFTER RELENTLESS ATTACKS BY THE BANKS: GOLD DOWN ONLY $2.95 AND SILVER IS DOWN ONLY 1 CENT

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

EU TRYING TO EXTRACT A HUGE PENALTY FROM THE UK FOR BREXIT/ENGLAND BALKS/HURRICANE IRMA NOW FLOODS SAVANNAH GEORGIA AFTER SURGE FLOODS ALSO HIT CHARLESTON SC AND JACKSONVILLE

GOLD: $1328.60 DOWN   $2.95

Silver: $17.83  DOWN 1 CENT(S)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1331.75

silver: $17.89

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: $1342.23 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1337.40

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $4.83

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1330.58

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1326.25

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$4.33

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1326.25

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1326.00

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1326.50

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. 1326.80

For comex gold:

SEPTEMBER/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR SEPT CONTRACT MONTH: 0 NOTICE(S) FOR  0  OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 51 FOR 5100 OZ  (0.1586 TONNES)

For silver:

SEPTEMBER

 

 158 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

790,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 4,634 for 23,170,000 oz

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Today was a good day as gold and silver withstood massive paper hits throughout the night and early this morning with the bankers going all out to lower the two prices of our precious metals.  Lately we have seen gold/silver withstand these fierce attacks.  You will recall that Andrew Maguire confirmed that perennial precious metal short Goldman Sachs has turned to the buy side.  They know the antics of the banks and it sure looks like it is these guys that are thwarting the paper selling efforts of our remaining banks.

Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest FELL BY A RATHER LOW 1165 contracts from  188,176 DOWN TO 187,176 DESPITE THE HEAVY SIZED DROP IN PRICE THAT SILVER UNDERTOOK IN YESTERDAY’S TRADING (DOWN 19 CENT(S). WE HAVE HAD TWO DAYS OF TORMENT AND YET THE SILVER OPEN INTEREST HARDLY BUDGES.  THE LONGS ARE REMAINING STOIC AND REFUSE TO GIVE IN TO THE ANTICS OF THE BANKERS.

RESULT: A SMALL FALL IN OI COMEX  DESPITE THE 19 CENT PRICE LOSS. 

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.935 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 133{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT MAY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 158 NOTICE(S) FOR 790,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest FELL BY A SMALLER THAN EXPECTED 3,325 CONTRACTS DESPITE THE BIG LOSS  in price of gold ($15.05 LOSS YESTERDAY). The new OI for the gold complex rests at 574,119. NO WONDER THAT WE ANOTHER DAY OF TORMENT FROM THE BANKERS. 

THE FLASH CRASHES ARE CERTAINLY HAVE AN EFFECT ON SOME OF OUR WEAKER LONGS AS THEY DEPART THE CROOKED CASINO. THE BANKERS WERE NOT AS SUCCESSFUL IN COVERING SOME OF THEIR SHORTFALL.

Result: A SMALL SIZED LOSS IN OI DESPITE THE HUGE FALL IN PRICE IN GOLD ($15.05). THE COMMERCIALS SUPPLIED THE NECESSARY SHORT PAPER.  SOME OF OUR NEWBIE LONGS GOT ANNIHILATED ON ANOTHER FLASH CRASH.  THE BANKERS WERE NOT AS SUCCESSFUL IN COVERING THEIR SHORTS AS THEY WOULD HAVE LIKED.

we had: 0 notice(s) filed upon for NIL oz of gold.

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

GLD:

Tonight , we had no  changes in gold inventory:.as of 5;40 pm est

Inventory rests tonight: 834.50 tonnes

SLV

Today: no change in inventory.

INVENTORY RESTS AT 327.088 MILLION OZ

 

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

1. Today, we had the open interest in silver FELL BY A SMALLER THAN EXPECTED 1165 contractsfrom 188,341  DOWN TO 187,176(AND now A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) DESPITE YESTERDAY’S 19 CENT LOSS IN TRADING. OUR LONGS ARE STRONG AND REFUSE TO BUDGE WITH THE ANTICS OF OUR BANKERS.

RESULT:  A  SMALLER OI  LOSS AT THE COMEX THAT WAS EXPECTED DESPITE THE LARGE  FALL IN PRICE OF 19 CENTS.

(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 SUNDAY night/MONDAY morning: Shanghai closed UP 3.06 POINTS OR 0.09{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED UP 17.11 POINTS OR 0.06{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/ The Nikkei closed UP 230.85 POINTS OR 1.18{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.54{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed DOWN at 6.5360/Oil DOWN to 47.83 dollars per barrel for WTI and 53.83 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED GREEN EXCEPT LONDON. Offshore yuan trades  6.5426 yuan to the dollar vs 6.5360 for onshore yuan. NOW THE OFFSHORE MOVED MUCH WEAKER  TO THE ONSHORE YUAN/ ONSHORE YUAN MUCH WEAKER (TO THE DOLLAR)  AND THE OFFSHORE YUAN IS A LOT WEAKER TO THE DOLLAR AND THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE SLIGHTLY  WEAKER DOLLAR. CHINA IS NOT VERY HAPPY TODAY

Read More @ HarveyOrganBlog.com

Rep. Franks Predicts Awans Will Get Immunity For “Significant, Disturbing Story” About Wasserman Schultz

from Zero Hedge:

Last week the Washington Examiner reported that Hina Alvi, the wife of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s now-infamous former IT staffer Imran Awan, had struck a deal with federal prosecutors to return to the U.S. where she currently faces charges of conspiracy and bank fraud.  The deal with prosecutors mandates a return to the U.S. during the “last week of September 2017” and is structured so that she will not be arrested in front of her children. 

Now, if you’re the cynical type, then it might have struck you as somewhat odd that Alvi would agree to return from Pakistan, the place to which she successfully fled specifically to avoid the charges she now seems to be embracing.

But, at least according to Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) who appeared on Fox News recently, there may be more to Alvi’s return than meets the eye as he predicts that the Awans could be working on a broader immunity deal with prosecutors in return for a “significant” and “pretty disturbing” story about Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

“I don’t want to talk out of school here but I think you’re going to see some revelations that are going to be pretty profound.  The fact that this wife is coming back from Pakistan and is willing to face charges, as it were, I think there is a good chance she is going to reach some type of immunity to tell a larger story here that is going to be pretty disturbing to the American people.”

“I would just predict that this is going to be a very significant story and people should fasten their seat belts on this one.”

Of course, this follows speculation that surfaced last week suggesting that even if the Awans were originally acting to protect/extort Debbie Wasserman Schultz, that may have all changed on April 6, 2017 when Imran seemingly led U.S. Capitol Police directly to her laptop.  Per The Daily Caller:

A laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has frantically fought to keep prosecutors from examining may have been planted for police to find by her since-indicted staffer, Imran Awan, along with a letter to the U.S. Attorney.

 

U.S. Capitol Police found the laptop after midnight April 6, 2017, in a tiny room that formerly served as a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building, according to a Capitol Police report reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Alongside the laptop were a Pakistani ID card, copies of Awan’s driver’s license and congressional ID badge, and letters to the U.S. attorney. Police also found notes in a composition notebook marked “attorney-client privilege.”

 

The laptop had the username “RepDWS,” even though the Florida Democrat and former Democratic National Committee chairman previously said it was Awan’s computer and that she had never even seen it.

 

The laptop was found on the second floor of the Rayburn building — a place Awan would have had no reason to go because Wasserman Schultz’s office is in the Longworth building and the other members who employed him had fired him.

DWS’s story on the now-infamous laptop has ‘evolved’ over the months…originally it was apparently her laptop back when she decided to threaten the U.S. Capitol Police Chief but later, after he stood his ground, DWS backtracked saying she had never seen the laptop and it never belonged to her.

Wasserman Schultz used a televised May 18, 2017 congressional hearing on the Capitol Police budget to threaten “consequences” if Chief Matthew Verderosa did not give her the laptop. “If a member loses equipment,” it should be given back, she said.

 

Verderosa told her the laptop couldn’t be returned because it was tied to a criminal suspect. Wasserman Schultz reiterated that, while Awan was a suspect, the computer should be returned because it is “a member’s … if the member is not under investigation.”

 

She changed her story two months later, claiming it was Awan’s laptop — bought with taxpayer funds from her office — and she had never seen it. She said she only sought to protect Awan’s rights. “This was not my laptop,” she said August 3. “I have never seen that laptop. I don’t know what’s on the laptop.”

For those who missed DWS threatening the cops for a laptop that apparently didn’t even belong to her…it’s good entertainment.

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

IRMA NOT AS DEADLY AS HARVEY BUT STILL HALF THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS NO POWER/ NOW CHARLESTON SC AND JACKSONVILLE UNDER WATER

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

SAUDI ARABIA’S CROWN PRINCE SUPPOSEDLY VISITED ISRAEL AS BOTH NATIONS TRY AND DIVIDE THE SHIITE CRESCENT/CHINA ORDERS ALL BANKS TO CEASE DEALING WITH NORTH KOREA

GOLD: $1331.55 DOWN   $15.05

Silver: $17.84  DOWN 19 CENT(S)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1327.50

silver: $17.80

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: $1342.23 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1337.40

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $4.83

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1339.31

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1336.40

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$2.91

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1338.75

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1338.60

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1334.20

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. 1334.50

For comex gold:

SEPTEMBER/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR SEPT CONTRACT MONTH: 0 NOTICE(S) FOR  0  OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 51 FOR 5100 OZ  (0.1586 TONNES)

For silver:

SEPTEMBER

 

 388 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

1,940,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 4,476 for 22,380,000 oz

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The hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been deadly to the housing sector in the Texas market and Florida and no doubt we will have problems in Charleston.  Hundred’s of thousands of homes have been destroyed and must be replaced.  The problem is that 85{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the home owners are not insured.  Loans from FEMA will not help as the consumer is already maxed out.

As for gold/silver, the bankers are seeing a huge OI in gold but it is silver that is bothering them.  In London, we now have backwardation Sept over December which should give you the comfort that physical silver is scarce over there.  On this side of the pond, we again have an increase in physical silver standing at the comex.

 

 

Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest ROSE BY STEADY 1189 contracts from  187,152 UP TO 188,341 WITH THE TINY SIZED DROP IN PRICE THAT SILVER UNDERTOOK IN YESTERDAY’S TRADING (DOWN 1 CENT(S). AFTER THURSDAY’S FAILED FLASH CRASH, MORE NEWBIE SILVER LONGS  BECAME EMBOLDENED ON FRIDAY TO TAKE ON THE BANKERS. THE BANKERS HOWEVER DID NOT WANT TO SEE SILVER’S PRICE BREAK AWAY FROM THEM SO AGAIN, ONCE LONDON WAS PUT TO BED, ORCHESTRATED FLASH CRASH AND THEY CONTINUED THE ASSAULT WITH ANOTHER FLASH CRASH AT 6:10 EST SUNDAY NIGHT

RESULT: A GOOD RISE IN OI COMEX  DESPITE THE 1 CENT PRICE LOSS. 

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.941 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 135{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT MAY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 388 NOTICE(S) FOR 1,940,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest FELL BY A MODEST 2137 CONTRACTS DESPITE THE SMALL GAIN  in price of gold ($1.10 GAIN ON FRIDAY). The new OI for the gold complex rests at 577,444.

AGAIN, THE NUMBER OF  NEWBIE SPECS  ENTERING THE GOLD ARENA INCREASES WITH EACH PASSING DAY, AND OUR  COMMERCIALS AGAIN SUPPLYING THE NECESSARY PAPER. ONCE LONDON (AND CHINA) WERE PUT TO BED, THE BANKERS FLASH CRASHED AGAIN ON FRIDAY WHICH HAD NO REAL EFFECT.  THAT IS WHY THEY ORCHESTRATED ANOTHER FLASH CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT/MONDAY MORNING.

Result: A MODEST SIZED LOSS IN OI DESPITE THE RISE IN PRICE IN GOLD ($1.15). THE COMMERCIALS SUPPLIED THE NECESSARY SHORT PAPER. MORE NEWBIE LONGS ENTERED THE COMEX CASINO WILLING TO TAKE ON THE BANKERS. ONCE THE PHYSICAL TIME ZONE WAS OVER, ANOTHER FLASH CRASH WAS INITIATED WITH LITTLE EFFECT.  THE BANKERS ORCHESTRATED ANOTHER FLASH CARASH ON MONDAY AS THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY INTENSIFIES. 

we had: 0 notice(s) filed upon for NIL oz of gold.

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

GLD:

Tonight , we had a huge  change in gold inventory: a withdrawal of 2.37 tonnes and no doubt that this paper gold was used in the raid today.

Inventory rests tonight: 834.50 tonnes

SLV

Today: no change in inventory.

INVENTORY RESTS AT 327.088 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 STEADY 1189 contracts from 187,152  UP TO 188,341(AND now A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) DESPITE YESTERDAY’S 1 CENT LOSS IN TRADING. SILVER ROSE IN PRICE NICELY ON FRIDAY ONLY TO BE FLASH CRASHED SOUTHBOUND AS SOON AS THE PHYSICAL ZONE TRADING FINISHED.  THE BANKERS CONTINUED WITH ANOTHER FLASH CRASH TODAY.

RESULT:  A  HIGHER OI AT THE COMEX DESPITE THE SLIGHT FALL IN PRICE OF 1 CENT. ANOTHER BANKER FLASH CRASH FAILED ON FRIDAY SO THEY INITIATED ANOTHER FLASH CRASH TODAY.. 

(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 SUNDAY night/MONDAY morning: Shanghai closed UP 11.18 POINTS OR 0.33{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED UP 286.66 POINTS OR 1.04{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/ The Nikkei closed UP 286.66 POINTS OR 1.04{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.62{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed DOWN at 6.5260/Oil DOWN to 47.82 dollars per barrel for WTI and 53.62 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED GREEN EXCEPT LONDON. Offshore yuan trades  6.5315 yuan to the dollar vs 6.5260 for onshore yuan. NOW THE OFFSHORE MOVED MUCH WEAKER  TO THE ONSHORE YUAN/ ONSHORE YUAN MUCH WEAKER (TO THE DOLLAR)  AND THE OFFSHORE YUAN IS A LOT WEAKER TO THE DOLLAR AND THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE  STRONGER DOLLAR. CHINA IS NOT VERY HAPPY TODAY

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Auntie Maxine is Off Her Meds Again: The Alt-Right ‘Wants to Kill Me’

 by Cristina Laila, The Gateway Pundit:

Mad Maxine Waters is off her meds again!

Maxine Waters (D-CA) has three main war cries. Russian collusion, Nazis/KKK and impeach 45. This time she’s claiming the alt-right wants to kill her and others. She even named Breitbart as part of the alt-right threat.

Here is Maxine Waters’ direct quote to a Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance on Wednesday via Pj Media:

“What can we do to deal with the KKK, the white nationalists, the extremists, the alt-right?” They’re on the internet, they’re Breitbart. If you look at the YouTube, you see how much they want to kill me and others. What can we do?”

The hearing was held to discuss domestic terrorists and ‘lone wolf’ attacks. Via PJ Media:

Waters reeled off a long list of domestic terror, including the Ruby Ridge standoff in 1992, the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting 2009, the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting in 2012, the Los Angeles International Airport shooting in 2013, the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting in 2015, the Portland train attack this year and Charlottesville.

“Extremists radicalized by foreign terror groups are not the only terrorists with the capacity to target and kill American citizens,” Waters said. “Indeed, domestic terror attacks have become more frequent in recent years.”

Read More @ TheGatewayPundit.com

35 False Matches And 1 Erroneous Arrest As Police Secretly Test Facial Recognition Technology

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by Nicholas West, Activist Post:

All things biometric are sweeping across the world at warp speed now, from security on planes and trains to check-ins at conferences and events, banking systems, etc. But the use of facial recognition tech in policing is being touted as the next big thing to keep the public safe. In fact, facial recognition technology is already working on the next level of development with researchers constructing new algorithms that supposedly can penetrate the most simple method of avoidance: wearing a mask.

However, a recent event in Britain should cause those who are high on this technology to rein in their enthusiasm. According to a Sky News report, a recent carnival in Notting Hill was treated as a testing ground for police facial recognition systems. The results were troubling.

The controversial trial of facial recognition equipment at Notting Hill Carnival resulted in roughly 35 false matches and an ‘erroneous arrest’ …

The system only produced a single accurate match during the course of Carnival, but the individual had already been processed by the justice system between the time police compiled the suspect database and deployed it.

Firstly, the fact that the general public were used as guinea pigs by the police state when they were there to enjoy a celebratory event shows the level of disdain for basic civil liberties. Secondly, the fact that a test should result in actual questioning and detentions only doubles down on the violations to personal freedom. Lastly, one might wonder how any matches were made to begin with. Sky Newsreveals what we in the U.S. also have come to learn – the government has built a secret database(including innocent people) that’s just been waiting for the implementation of the recognition systems.

In the days before Carnival, Sky News revealed that police have more than 20 million facial recognition images on the British public, including hundreds of thousands on innocent people.

There are a number of legal questions surrounding the police’s databases, especially following a High Court ruling in 2012 which said that the retention of those images was unlawful.

That ruling seems to matter little to the Metropolitan Police who clearly suggest that such trials will continue:

The Met said: “We have always maintained that it was a continued trial to test the technology and assess if it could assist police in identifying known offenders in large events, in order to protect the wider public.”

“A full analysis of its deployments and a wider consultation will take place at the conclusion of the trial,” the spokesperson added, although no date was given for this.

Read More @ ActivistPost.com

GOLD AND SILVER BOTH STYMIE EFFORTS BY THE BANKERS ON THEIR MINI RAID YESTERDAY: GOLD RISES BY $4.35 AND SILVER FINALLY BREAKS ABOVE $18.00 TO CLOSE AT $18.04 UP 18 CENTS

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

DRAGHI SENDS CONFLICTING SIGNALS AND THAT CAUSES THE EURO TO SKYROCKET (AND THE DOLLAR TO SINK)/HURRICANE IRMA HAMMERS BARBUDA WITH 90{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} OF THE ISLAND DESTROYED/IRMA HEADING STRAIGHT FOR MIAMI AND IT IS STILL A CAT 5/SENATE PASSES THE SUSPENSION OF THE DEBT CEILING FOR 6 MONTHS/NOW UP TO THE HOUSE/MANY REPUBLICANS FURIOUS/SUSPENSION OF DEBT CEILING IS GOOD FOR GOLD AS THEY ARE FREELY SPENDING/

GOLD: $1345.50 UP   $4.35

Silver: $18.04  UP 18 CENT(S)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1349.50

silver: $18.12

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: $1339.47 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1334.25

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $5.22

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1347.91

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1335.00

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$12.91

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1340.45

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1339.60

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1343.50

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. 1343.20

For comex gold:

SEPTEMBER/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR SEPT CONTRACT MONTH: 2 NOTICE(S) FOR  200  OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 51 FOR 5100 OZ  (0.1586 TONNES)

For silver:

SEPTEMBER

 

 440 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

2,200,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 3,518 for 17,590,000 oz

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 As I indicated to you yesterday, the mini flash crash would fail as gold/silver would rebound to positive territory as soon as the physical time zones for our precious metals would arrive  (2 15 am est  China and 4 am London). The demand for physical metals is intense and is overpowering the paper shorts.  Actually you can visualize that for yourself by witnessing how the amount of silver standing  (physical demand) is increasing every single day at the silver comex.

Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest ROSE BY STEADY 866 contracts from  183,276 UP TO 184,142 WITH THE SMALL SIZED LOSS IN PRICE THAT SILVER UNDERTOOK IN YESTERDAY’S TRADING (DOWN 1 CENT(S). WE NOW HAVE MORE NEWBIE LONGS ENTER THE SILVER CASINO WITH NO SILVER LONGS EXITING FOR EFP’S. THE BANKERS HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO SUPPLY THE PAPER SHORT.  SILVER TRIED TO PIERCE 18 DOLLARS AND WAS REBUFFED BUT NOT TODAY AS IT BLEW THROUGH THIS RESISTANCE IN FLYING COLOURS. 

RESULT: A FAIR RISE IN OI COMEX  WITH THE 1 CENT PRICE FALL. 

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.920 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 132{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT MAY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 440 NOTICE(S) FOR 2,200,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest FELL BY A TINY 499 CONTRACTS DESPITE THE FAIR SIZED FALL  in price of gold ($4.90 GAIN YESTERDAY). The new OI for the gold complex rests at 566,318.

AGAIN,THE NUMBER OF  NEWBIE SPECS  ENTERING THE GOLD ARENA INCREASES WITH THE COMMERCIALS AGAIN SUPPLYING THE NECESSARY PAPER. THE MINI FLASH CRASH NO DOUBT CAUSED SOME SPECS TO EXIT BUT THE NET CHANGE WAS SMALL. THE BANKERS DID NOT GET THEIR WISH OF A MUCH HIGHER OPEN INTEREST DROP IN GOLD.

Result: A SMALL SIZED LOSS IN OI WITH THE FALL IN PRICE IN GOLD ($4.90). THE COMMERCIALS SUPPLIED THE NECESSARY SHORT PAPER. MORE NEWBIE LONGS ENTERED THE COMEX CASINO WILLING TO TAKE ON THE BANKERS BUT WERE RELIEVED OF THEIR LONGS (THOSE THAT HAD STOP LOSSES) WITH THE MINI FLASH CRASH ORCHESTRATED BY THE BANKERS. GOLD SPECS POURED ON THE JUICE THIS MORNING ONCE THEY SAW SILVER BREAK LOOSE FROM THE 18.00 BARRIER)

we had: 2 notice(s) filed upon for 200 oz of gold.

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

GLD:

Tonight , we had no  changes in gold inventory:

Inventory rests tonight: 837.12 tonnes

 

SLV

Today: VERY STRANGE!! WE HAD A HUGE CHANGE IN SILVER INVENTORY TONIGHT: A WITHDRAWAL OF 945,000 OZ

WITH SILVER UP 18 CENTS TODAY AND OVER 50 CENTS THESE PAST FEW DAYS, THIS MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE!

WITHOUT A DOUBT, CRIMINAL ACTIVITY BY THE BANKERS BORROWING PAPER SILVER IN AN ATTEMPT TO CONTAIN SILVER.

INVENTORY RESTS AT 327.088 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 STEADY 866 contracts from 183,276UP TO 184,142(AND now A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) WITH YESTERDAY’S 1 CENT LOSS IN TRADING. SILVER RESPONDED LIKE GOLD TO THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE (E.G NORTH KOREA’S ATOMIC BLAST/HURRICANE HARVEY/HURRICANE IRMA.) AS NEWBIE LONGS PILED INTO THE SILVER ARENA. THE BANKERS HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO SUPPLY THE NECESSARY SHORT PAPER. THE MINI CRASH DID NOT CAUSE ANY OF OUR SILVER LONGS TO VACATE THE ARENA. SILVER BROKE THROUGH THE HUGE 18.00 RESISTANCE AND WILL NOW SET THEIR EYES ON THE BIGGY: $18.50 SILVER.

RESULT:  A  HIGHER OI AT THE COMEX WITH THE FALL IN PRICE OF 1 CENT.  BANKERS SUPPLIED THE NECESSARY  SHORT PAPER AND WERE NOT HAPPY CAMPERS WITH THE FAILED RAID. SILVER BROKE THROUGH THE TINY 18.00 DOLLAR RESISTANCE. 

(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 19.89 POINTS OR 0.59{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED DOWN 90.84 POINTS OR 0.33{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/ The Nikkei closed UP 38.55 POINTS OR 0.20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.02{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed UP at 6.4920/Oil UP to 49.05 dollars per barrel for WTI and 54.43 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED GREEN. Offshore yuan trades  6.4972 yuan to the dollar vs 6.4920 for onshore yuan. NOW THE OFFSHORE MOVED SLIGHTLY WEAKER  TO THE ONSHORE YUAN/ ONSHORE YUAN MUCH STRONGER (TO THE DOLLAR)  AND THE OFFSHORE YUAN IS MUCH STRONGER TO THE DOLLAR AND THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE  WEAKER DOLLAR. CHINA IS VERY HAPPY TODAY

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SMALL FLASH CRASH KNOCKS GOLD DOWN $4.90 TO $1334.14 AND SILVER DOWN ONE CENT TO $17.86

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

USA TELLS UN ITS 5 WISHES TO CURTAIL KIM OF WHICH BOTH RUSSIAN AND CHINA DISAGREE WITH THOSE SANCTIONS/IRMA FLATTENS ST MARTAAN AND NOW IS HEADING STRAIGHT FOR MIAMI/LOOKS LIKE THE DEBT CEILING DEBACLE HAS BEEN PUT OFF FOR ANOTHER 3 MONTHS SO AS TO FUND HARVEY

GOLD: $1334.15 DOWN   $4.90

Silver: $17.86  DOWN 1 CENT(S)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1334.20

silver: $17.88

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: $1342.93 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1339.90

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $3.03

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1344.02

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1338.00

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$6.02

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1340.15

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1339.90

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1337.85

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. 1338.85 ???

For comex gold:

SEPTEMBER/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR SEPT CONTRACT MONTH: 0 NOTICE(S) FOR  nil  OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 49 FOR 4900 OZ  (0.1524 TONNES)

For silver:

SEPTEMBER

 

 160 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

800,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 3,078 for 15,390,000 oz

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Today we had a mini flash crash that took gold down initially to $1331.00.  This happened as soon as London was put to bed and thus we were strictly in the paper markets.  Gold then rebounded a bit but in the end it was down almost $5.00.  Silver ended the session down only 1 cent.As soon as we hit the physical time zones, gold will rebound form where it left off yesterday. It looks like the USA will get a 3 month reprieve on its debt ceiling.  They needed funding for Harvey and did not wish to complicate things.

Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest ROSE BY A CONSIDERABLE  3581 contracts from 178,897 UP TO 183,276 WITH THE GOOD SIZED GAIN IN PRICE THAT SILVER UNDERTOOK YESTERDAY’S TRADING (UP 14 CENTS). WE NOW HAVE MORE NEWBIE LONGS ENTER THE SILVER CASINO WITH NO SILVER LONGS EXITING FOR EFP’S. THE BANKERS HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO SUPPLY THE SHORT PAPER IN TOTAL SYMPATHY WITH GOLD

RESULT: A SMALL RISE IN OI COMEX  WITH THE 22 CENT PRICE RISE. 

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.916 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 130{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT MAY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 160 NOTICE(S) FOR 800,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest ROSE BY A MONSTROUS 11,274 CONTRACTS WITH THE RISE  in price of gold ($13.45 GAIN YESTERDAY). The new OI for the gold complex rests at 566,817.

CONDITIONS ARE RIPE AND AMPLE FUEL FOR ANOTHER  HUGE RISE IN THE NUMBER OF  NEWBIE SPECS  ENTERING THE GOLD ARENA WITH THE COMMERCIALS AGAIN SUPPLYING THE NECESSARY PAPER. THE NORTH KOREAN SITUATION CERTAINLY  ENCOURAGED  MORE NEWBIE LONGS TO  BECOME EMBOLDENED IN THEIR CONTINUING QUEST OF TAKING ON THE BANKERS WHO RECIPROCATED IN KIND WITH  SHORT PAPER.

Result: A HUGE SIZED GAIN IN OI WITH THE RISE IN PRICE IN GOLD ($13.45). THE COMMERCIALS SUPPLIED THE NECESSARY SHORT PAPER. MORE NEWBIE LONGS ENTERED THE COMEX CASINO WILLING TO TAKE ON THE BANKERS

we had: 0 notice(s) filed upon for nil oz of gold.

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

GLD:

Tonight , we had another huge  changes in gold inventory: a huge deposit of 5.91 tonnes

Inventory rests tonight: 837.12 tonnes

it the last two days: 20.69 tonnes

IN THE LAST 37 TRADING DAYS: GLD ADDS 9.02 TONNES YET GOLD IS HIGHER BY $100.75 .

SLV

Today:  WE HAD NO CHANGES IN SILVER INVENTORY TONIGHT:

INVENTORY RESTS AT 331.178 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 STEADY 3,581 contracts from 178,897 UP TO 183,276 (AND now A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) WITH YESTERDAY’S 14 CENT GAIN IN TRADING. SILVER RESPONDED LIKE GOLD TO THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE (E.G NORTH KOREA’S ATOMIC BLAST.) AS  NEWBIE LONGS PILED INTO THE SILVER ARENA. THE BANKERS HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO SUPPLY THE NECESSARY SHORT PAPER.

RESULT:  A  HIGHER OI AT THE COMEX WITH THE INCREASE IN PRICE OF 14 CENTS.  BANKERS SUPPLIED THE NECESSARY  SHORT PAPER.  

(report Harvey)

.

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 1.07 POINTS OR 0.03{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED DOWN 127.59 POINTS OR 0.46{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/ The Nikkei closed DOWN 27.83 POINTS OR 0.14{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED DOWN 0.26{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed UP at 6.5250/Oil UP to 48.83 dollars per barrel for WTI and 53.81 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED RED. Offshore yuan trades  6.5374 yuan to the dollar vs 6.5250 for onshore yuan. NOW THE OFFSHORE MOVED SLIGHTLY WEAKER  TO THE ONSHORE YUAN/ ONSHORE YUAN MUCH STRONGER (TO THE DOLLAR)  AND THE OFFSHORE YUAN IS MUCH STRONGER TO THE DOLLAR AND THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE  WEAKER DOLLAR. CHINA IS HAPPY TODAY

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Report: Cornell Asks Students to Report Peers for ‘Negative Reactions’ over LGBT Safe Space

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by Tom Ciccotta, Breitbart:

Students at Cornell University are encouraged to report peers who have “negative reactions” to a proposed LGBT safe space project, according to a report from Campus Reform.

A flyer from the LGBT Resource Center at Cornell University reportedly encourages students to report students who have negative reactions to a new safe space project for LGBTQ students.

“Negative reactions tend to be rare. If they do occur, report it to the Office of Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Life Quality via a Bias Reporting Team Member, such as the Coordinator of the LGBT Resource Center,” the flyer reads.

According to the flyer, the Safe Place project is intended to “to affirm LGBTQ identities and lives and promote an affirmative and supportive environment” where participants “use inclusive language, avoid stereotyping, and not assume everyone is heterosexual.”

Cornell’s LGBT Resource Center, which is responsible for the safe place project, asks students to use the gender-neutral pronouns, “sie, zie, and they,” which the center lists as examples of inclusive language.

In response to a question on the center’s website on how often personal pronouns change, the center asks the Cornell community to make pronouns an optional part of introductions around campus during meetings and class sessions.

“Remember that people may change their pronouns without changing their name, appearance, or gender identity. Try making pronouns an optional part of introductions or check-ins at meetings or in class,” it reads.

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