Thursday, July 18, 2019

INTERVIEW WITH PASTOR DAN – Jim Willie

by Pastor Dan, Golden Jackass:

January 7th:  a first show with the good pastor, which included a long introduction of the Jackass with background, then a free rein to hit on a great many diverse topics related to the unsound monetary system and its inevitable decay decline and demise, which will yield in favor of the Gold Standard, first to be seen in trade payment and finally seen in the banking system

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Russia’s Amazing New Anti-Nuke Rockets Are Far Better Than America’s – Russian TV News

by Nicholas Sokolov, Russia Insider:

Russia says its cutting edge anti-ballistic missile systems completely protect it against a first strike from everybody’s favorite war-mongering superpower.

“We, along with many experts, believe that this weapon is best-in-class in the whole world.” – Valery Kashin, Missile Designer

With tensions at an all-time high around the world, talks of states acquiring nuclear weapons, and the possibility that someone might be stupid enough to start a nuclear war, all states, including Russia, are interested in missile defense. This video report by on the Russian evening news hosted by the country’s top anchor, Dmitry Kiselyov, goes into detail about this aspect of the modern Russian arsenal, as well as other advanced Russian military gear. (Full Transcript Below).

The truth is missile defence is a crapshoot, it’s a bit like trying to bat away golf balls flying towards you armed only with a tennis racket. You can stop a few, but if hundreds come…you’re screwed. Eventually one of them will hit. If any country is likely to develop this technology, it will be the United States with its massive military budget dwarfing the other top ten countries put together, or Russia, legendary for its rocketry.

But the truth is…Russian rocketry is not equal to American…it is far superior.

It all began when Russia put the first satellite, and then the first man in space. Russia has an endless legacy of excellence in the field of rocketry. 

This is perhaps one of the reasons why it is so infuriating how Russia can still be called a backwards country, and even Americans who respect Russia are still under the impression it lags behind significantly not only the US, but most of Europe. 

Earth to America…Russia currently operates the flights to International Space Station which YOUR astronauts use! Due to setbacks at NASA and with SpaceX, American astronauts are looking at still remaining reliant on Russian rockets to fly them to space until at least 2019, provided there are no setbacks.

Russia is a rocketry colossus, and she’s lending her considerable might not only to the world, in providing humanity transport to space, but to defend her borders from any nuclear threats foolish enough to attack the country which detonated the largest nuclear explosion known to man…at half yield.

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South Africa City To Begin Confiscating Land From Whites In National “Test Case”

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from ZeroHedge:

The debate about land redistribution in South Africa has been a passionate one, as many South African cities face a housing crunch that has left hundreds of thousands of people living in informal settlements. Just as this debate is starting to reach a fever pitch, one South African city, Ekurhuleni, is about to embark on what mayor Mzwandile Masina calls “a test case” for the nation: the government is going to seize hundreds of acres of land, from white citizens without paying for it, to build low-cost housing.

Last month, the city voted in favor of pushing forward with “expropriation without compensation”. According to ABC News, this was  cited by the African National Congress as a legal rule that is necessary in order to distribute land equitably and correct “historic injustices” that took place in the country.

Venezuela to Launch “Petro” Cryptocurrency

by Mish Shedlock, Mish Talk:

With Venezuela in default as well as hyperinflation, president Maduro vows to fight a US “blockade” with the “Petro”.

Reuters reports Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to fight ‘blockade’: Maduro.

President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that Venezuela will launch a cryptocurrency to combat what the leftist leader says is a financial “blockade” against the crisis-hit nation spurred by U.S. sanctions.

Maduro said the OPEC member’s new currency, “petro,” will be backed by natural resources reserves although he did not provide details on the logistics of its roll-out.

The number 1 problem in Venezuela is Maduro, not lack of food or money. Maduro’s socialist program is what created hyperinflation.

Venezuela Hyperinflation

Venezuela Hyperinflation Hits 4,000%

Venezuela Bitcoin

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The Arctic Silk Road: A Huge Leap Forward for China and Russia

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by Federico Pieraccini, Strategic Culture:

The Silk Road, renamed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is developing infrastructure along land and sea trade routes. However, little is known about China’s initiative in the Arctic Circle, which represents a new route that Beijing is now able to develop thanks to technology together with the strategic partnership with Russia.

Involving about 65 countries and affecting 4.4 billion people, constituting thirty percent of the world’s GDP, together with a total investment from Beijing that could surpass a trillion dollars, the is an immense project that requires a lot of imagination to grasp the intentions of the Chinese leadership. With a host of projects already in progress, and some almost completed (the Sino-Pakistan Corridor known as CPEC is archetypical), the overland and maritime routes are developing side by side. Plenty of ink has been used detailing Beijing’s intentions regarding the East-West connections of the super Eurasian continent. Pipelines, railway lines, fiber-optic cables, telecommunications infrastructure and highways dominate discussions, together with talks about costs, feasibility studies, the question of security, and the return on investment. The land Silk Road is certainly an imposing challenge that is not just commercial in nature but sets the foundation for greater cultural and social integration between neighbouring countries. It is a project that in the long term aims to blend together the Eurasian continent and overcome the contradictions contained therein through win-win cooperation and economic development.

The maritime route is a more structured project, tied mainly to two intrinsic needs of the People’s Republic of China. The first is commercial and concerns the need for Beijing to ship its goods along established routes, creating ports and supply facilities along the way. The objective is to increase profits from cargo ships, especially when they return to China filled with goods, as well as to create new global sorting centers at ports set up along the maritime silk road. Important examples can be found in Pakistan with the development of the Gwadar port. The first phase was completed in 2006, and the second has been in progress since 2007, though the port was inaugurated in November 2016 and has been operational since. The project should be completed in the coming decades, with potentially 45 anchorage points, drainage of the approaching canal to about 20 meters, and a total trade turnover of over 400 million tonnes. The major benefit of this arrangement is to divide goods according to necessity, value and supply, choosing between an overland or maritime route. The port of Gwadar is connected principally through pipelines to the Chinese city of Kashi. This is a great example of how diversification can be achieved with the maritime route, used mainly for transportable goods, while the Gwadar port becomes an important hub in the oil and gas trade, especially thanks to progress in methane and regasification technology.

Other major maritime silk-route destinations include Venice and Athens, with the port of Piraeus already owned by COSCO of China for many years, a company that specializes in port activities and the integration of harbours along the maritime silk road based on the model of the Gwadar port. Venice is currently only a reminder of the ancient Silk Road, but if its past role is to be reprised, where in its modern garb it would today be the final landing point of the South Sea BRI, it would certainly require large investments to feed a network of dense exchanges. China would then have a maritime route in Southern Europe that is linked mainly overland to its northern corridor.

The other reason (that are less well known) pushing the People’s Republic of China to invest in such extensive maritime routes concerns the naval doctrine adopted by the Chinese navy. The United States maintains a remarkable ability to project power across all five continents thanks to the size of its navy, which has grown quite steadily over the last century. Beijing realized that possessing such power projection would undergird the viability of its maritime routes, guarding against pirates as well as as obviating the possibility of a naval blockade in time of war, something always on the back of the minds of Chinese strategists.

A parallel in terms of security is easily observed when analysing the overland route of the Silk Road and the security that necessarily accompanies such an extensive infrastructure network. In this sense, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the accession of both Pakistan and India into the Organization, aims to create the conditions for peaceful development while avoiding tensions between neighbouring countries and different ethnic groups. Beijing is well aware that there is no prosperity without security, especially in the context of underdevelopment and in such a diverse continent with respect to human geography.

In military and naval terms, Beijing’s budget has reached significant levels, rising from about 10 billion dollars in 1989 to about 110 billion in 2017. With such investment, Beijing has been able to launch three new submarine models (Type 93, Type 94, and Type 95) as well as a refurbished aircraft carrier (Type 001) together with the construction of China’s first fully equipped homemade aircraft carrier (Type 001A). The main focus for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is a strategic investment in amphibious and small vessels that provide the means to project power in order to influence the power dynamics of the South China Sea, this in the context of American harassment to dominate the Sea. In this sense, the strategy of denying America a presence in the South China sea is also accompanied by the construction of artificial islands and the development of new anti-ship missiles with supersonic capabilities.

Security and investment seem to be the engine of the Chinese BRI project, and connectivity appears to be the transmission chain. Maximum attention is also being given to the creation of seaports for the PLAN, as seen with China’s first foreign base in Djibouti, a particularly strategic location due to the strait of Bab-el-Mandeb.

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USA MARKETS AFTER BEING UP OVER 400 POINTS RETREAT AGAIN AS THE DOW ENDS AT ONLY UP 159 POINTS

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

GOLD UP $3.05 TO $1245.00 BUT THE BIG WINNER WAS SILVER : UP 22 CENTS/GLD ADDS ANOTHER 3.24 TONNES OF GOLD INTO ITS INVENTORY/GOLDMAN SACHS DEALER AND A CUSTOMER OF JPMORGAN CONTINUE TO RECEIVE (STOP) MOST OF THE DEC GOLD CONTRACTS/QUEUE JUMPING RETURNS TO BOTH THE GOLD COMEX AND THE SILVER COMEX/BAIL SET FOR HUAWEI CFO AT 10 MILLION DOLLARS BUT SHE MUST STAY IN CANADA WAITING FOR EXTRADITION/MICHAEL COHEN SENTENCED TO 3 YRS IN PRISON/NATIONAL ENQUIRER NOW ADMITS CATCH AND KILL SCHEME WITH TRUMP/COHEN AND MCDOUGAL/FRANCE IN A MESS AS RIOTS CONTINUE PLUS A SHOOTER ON THE LOOSE/ITALY’S TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DENIES STORY THAT THEY WILL SETTLE WITH A SUB 2% DEFICIT TO GDP

PEPE ESCOBAR: War on Iran & Calling America’s Bluff

by Pepe Escobar, Consortium News:

The Trump administration once again has graphically demonstrated that in the young, turbulent 21st century, “international law” and “national sovereignty” already belong to the Realm of the Walking Dead.

As if a deluge of sanctions against a great deal of the planet was not enough, the latest “offer you can’t refuse” conveyed by a gangster posing as diplomat, Consul Minimus Mike Pompeo, now essentially orders the whole planet to submit to the one and only arbiter of world trade: Washington.

First the Trump administration unilaterally smashed a multinational, UN-endorsed agreement, the JCPOA, or Iran nuclear deal. Now the waivers that magnanimously allowed eight nations to import oil from Iran without incurring imperial wrath in the form of sanctions will expire on May 2 and won’t be renewed.

Irreparable Damage: Soros NGOs Helped Develop the Curricula of Former Soviet States

from Russia Insider:

The following film, “Lessons of Standardization”, was created by Alexey Komov, Ambassador of the World Congress of Families to the U.N., and his colleagues, who together have been pioneering homeschooling in Russia, making use of tested home schooling methods in the U.S. A transcript of the video is included below.

Education is key to everything, it shapes every human being. This is fundamentally important for the future of any nation. People who after the collapse of the Soviet Union had a great influence on the educational system of the former republics have understood it rather well. For example, in the Ukraine during the last twenty-five years, many school textbooks have been written by George Soros’ NGOs and published by them in Canada. The result is quite serious and irreversible.1

Have You Heard Of The CIA’s Iran Mission Center?

from Russia Insider:

In 2017, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) created a special unit — the Iran Mission Center — to focus attention on the U.S. plans against Iran. The initiative for this unit came from CIA director John Brennan, who left his post as the Trump administration came into office. Brennan believed that the CIA needed to focus attention on what the United States sees as problem areas — North Korea and Iran, for instance. This predated the Trump administration.

Trump Sends To-Do List to China on Trade

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by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:

Hot and heavy breathing can be heard behind the scenes.

Negotiations – led on the US side by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and on the Chinese side by Liu He, the new premier and President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser – about how to address the gigantic China-US trade imbalance have quietly begun, the infamous “people with knowledge of the matter” told the Wall Street Journal.

On Saturday, Mnuchin called Liu, which was confirmed by the Treasury Department. A spokesman said that they “also discussed the trade deficit between our two countries and committed to continuing the dialogue to find a mutually agreeable way to reduce it.”

The Intelligence Hour with Kevin Shipp – 05.07.18

by Kevin Shipp, The Intelligence Hour:

On this edition of The Intelligence Hour, Kevin Shipp introduces the new guest host of the show, renown money laundering expert retired RCMP Inspector Bill Majcher. Inspector Majcher has extensive operational experience, including covert operations, in the largest money laundering and securities fraud investigations in North America. Mr. Shipp and Inspector Majcher discuss the illegal activities of the Clinton Foundation charity fraud, its global criminal connections and its reach into high levels of the US government.

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Military Intervention and Mercenaries, Inc. (MIAMI)

by Wayne Madsen, Ron Paul Institute:

The city of Miami, Florida may have started out as a retirement mecca for winter-worn pensioners from northern climes. However, after the beginning of the Cold War and US military and Central Intelligence Agency intervention in Guatemala, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Guyana, the Bahamas, and other Western Hemisphere nations, Miami became a refuge for exiled wealthy businessmen escaping populist revolutions and elections in South and Central America and spies. The retirement and vacation capital of the United States quickly became the “Tropical Casablanca.”