Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Case Closed – Craig Hemke (17/09/2019)

by Craig Hemke, Sprott Money:

With the indictments released Monday, we can officially close the case on the question of gold and silver price manipulation. This “conspiracy theory” has now proven again to be historical and current fact.

Let’s start by asking you to review this post from back in May. At the time, the technical analysts and subscription newsletter writers were still clinging to the notion that this conspiracy was just a one-off perpetrated by a few rogue traders. It was not. https://www.sprottmoney.com/Blog/the-question-of-g…

If you’ve not had a chance to read the official indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice, you can do so here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/current-and-former-…

Twitter now says that resisting gun confiscation is “hate speech” – does anyone still doubt this social media platform is anti-American?

by JD Heyes, The Common Sense Show:

As the 2020 elections approach, we have been warned by several insiders and researchers that the social media behemoths are going to do whatever they can to tank President Donald Trump’s reelection bid and take down as many Republicans with him as they can.

As NewsTarget reported earlier this month, research conducted by psychologist Robert Epstein discovered that search giant Google managed to manipulate votes ahead of the 2018 election to change at least three congressional seats from GOP to Democrat.

As The National Sentinel reported in March:

The scientists and AIBRT analyzed Google searches that were linked to a trio of highly competitive congressional races in southern California that were won by Democrats. In doing so, the team discovered that Google’s “clear democrat bias” likely flipped those seats away from GOP candidates.

Russia refuses to play musical chairs with America’s debt, continues to dump US Treasuries

from RT:

Moscow has continued to sell off US Treasury securities, cutting its stockpile by $2.35 billion in July, according to the latest US Department of the Treasury data released on Tuesday.

Russia’s holdings of US state debt amounted to $8.5 billion in July, with long-term US Treasury securities standing at $6.2 billion and short-term at $2.2 billion. In June, Russian investment in Treasury bills was around $10.8 billion.

Japan remains the biggest holder of US Treasury securities for the second month in a row. In June, Tokyo held Treasury bills worth of $1.13 trillion, around 8 billion more than it had a month earlier. Japan is followed by China with $1.11 trillion.

Abject Corruption

by Turd Ferguson, TF Metals Report:

Please be sure to read this free, public post

By now, you’ve heard of the indictment of three, key JP Morgan employees and the charges of precious metals market manipulation. Well, I’ve just unearthed a nugget that will leave you speechless.

If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ll recall my secondary role in 2012 of assisting Andrew Maguire in his quest to end the Banks’ ongoing gold and silver price manipulation. Though Andy had direct evidence from two whistleblowers inside JPM…and though this evidence was officially and legally summarized and submitted to the CFTC in August of 2012…the CFTC sat on the case. Their official “silver manipulation investigation” had dragged on to its fourth year and no end was in sight.

Liquidity Shortage Getting Worse: Fed’s Repo Oversubscribed As Funding Demand Soars 50% Overnight

from ZeroHedge:

20 minutes after today’s repo operation began, it concluded and there was some bad news in it: as we feared, yesterday’s take up of the Fed’s repo operation which peaked at $53.2 billion has expanded substantially, and according to the Fed, today there was a whopping $80.05BN in bids submitted, an increase of $27 billion, or 50% more than yesterday.

It also meant that since the operation – which is capped at $75BN – was oversubscribed by over $5BN, that there was one or more participants who did not get up to €5 billion in the critical liquidity they needed, and that the Fed will see a chorus of demands by everyone (because like with the discount window, nobody will dare to be singled out) to either expand the size of its operations, implement a fixed operation and/or – most likely as per the ICAP note yesterday –  transition to permanent open market operations, i.e. QE

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s The Document The White House, Barr Are Using To Push Gun Control On Republicans

by Amber Athey, The Daily Caller:

The White House and Department of Justice (DOJ) have met with multiple Republican senators and congressmen to shop legislation on expanding background checks consistent with the Manchin-Toomey bill, sources familiar with the effort told the Daily Caller.

The Daily Caller obtained a copy of an idea sheet circulating among Republican members, which indicates that the legislation in question would expand background checks to include all commercially advertised unlicensed sales.

Ilhan Omar Deletes Tweet Indicating She Shared Surname with Former Husband Believed to Be Her Brother

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by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:

It has been rumored that Somali-born socialist Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) married her brother in order to commit immigration fraud and unlawfully obtain American citizenship before the refugee made her way to the U.S. Congress.

Omar is fueling the speculation after she deleted an old tweet where she wished a happy father’s day to her “abbo” named Nur Said. She would later marry her first husband Ahmed Nur Said, a man widely believed to be her brother.

Imam Mohamad Tawhidi discovered the deleted tweet and posted about it earlier today:

How Bill and Hillary Clinton Made $240 Million in Just 15 Years

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from Humans Are Free:

Since Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White House in 2001, they have turned political fame into a personal fortune, raking in more than $240 million, according to a FORBES analysis of 15 years of their tax returns.

Bill made most of the money, earning $189 million by writing books, giving speeches, consulting private companies and advising billionaire Ron Burkle.

Days after his presidency ended, he earned $125,000 for a speech at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. in New York, according to a financial disclosure form Hillary filed as a senator in 2002. It was the first of hundreds of paid speeches that collectively made him an estimated $106 million over 15 years.

Spike in robberies and mob beatings in demorat Ilhan Omar’s district

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from Fellowship Of The Minds:

From Fox News: Fox News has obtained a series of disturbing videos showing mob-style attacks in downtown Minneapolis in which police say “vulnerable” victims were targeted and brutally beaten for valuables such as cellphones.

Police told Fox News that an “incredible” law enforcement investigation led to the arrest of 16 people in connection to the videos. They face assault and robbery charges, among others.

In one daytime video, a mob can be seen pummeling a man just outside of the Minneapolis Twins’ stadium.

Report: Christine Blasey Ford’s Friend Leland Keyser ‘Doesn’t Believe’ Assault Happened, Was Threatened

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by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

“I was told behind the scenes that certain things could spread about me if I didn’t comply.”

“Leland Keyser — Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s friend and alleged attendee at the party where the alleged assault occurred — now says she doesn’t believe it happened,” The Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy reported Monday.