Thursday, May 23, 2019

Valerie Jarrett Must Explain Her Clinton Foundation Cover-Ups

by John Vibes, DC Clothesline:

Roseanne Barr’s been fired, her show cut and her fan-base excoriated for a despicable tweet she made about former Barack Obama insider, Valerie Jarrett. But what about Jarrett’s own scandals?

What about the fact this former White House whisperer helped cover up the corruption that dotted the Clinton Foundation — corruption and funding scandals that are still, to this day, coming to light?

Jarrett was certainly an enabler.

War Is On The Horizon

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

Have Washington and its British vassal set a stage for testing whether Russia has the stomach for war?

How else do we interpret the announcement by General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, that “we have reliable information at our disposal that US instructors have trained a number of militant groups in the vicinity of the town of At-Tanf, to stage provocations involving chemical warfare agents in southern Syria. They are preparing a series of chemical munitions explosions. This fact will be used to blame the government forces. The components to produce chemical munitions have been already delivered to the southern de-escalation zone under the guise of humanitarian convoys of a number of NGOs. The provocations will be used as a pretext by the United States and its allies to launch strikes on military and government infrastructure in Syria.” https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-17/russia-claims-us-training-syrian-militants-false-flag-chemical-attack-justify
Also: https://southfront.org/u-s-deploys-naval-strike-groups-for-attacks-on-syria-trains-militants-for-false-flag-chemical-attacks/
And: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/03/17/555774/US-training-Syria-militants-for-false-flag-chemical-attacks-Russian-cmdr

Optimist or Pessimist on Silver

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by Gary Christenson, Deviant Investor:

DEMAND: Silver demand increases every year and will push prices higher. Our modern world depends upon electronics, computers, missiles, fighter jets, cruise missiles, technology, communication devices and more. Each new application adds to silver demand. Medical applications, electric cars and photovoltaic solar panels need more silver and will boost demand.

DEVALUATION: Silver prices rise because the dollar is devalued by the Federal Reserve and U.S. government deficit spending. Dollars buy less each year so prices for silver, food, candy bars, political payoffs and military hardware (everything but computers and televisions) rise in price.

Is Honey A Cancer-Killing Agent?

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by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:

Most of us know honey as a sweet treat, but few are aware of its powerful cancer killing properties.

Honey is a superlative healing food.  We know it has over 69 health benefits, as confirmed by the biomedical literature itself. But did you know it could be of profound benefit in diseases as life threatening and seemingly incurable as cancer?

Indeed, a study published the journal Molecules looked at the role of honey in positively impacting the development and progression of tumors or cancers. The review identified the presence of flavonoids and phenolic acids in honey as the primary anti-cancer compounds involved in its beneficial properties.

According to the study, flavonoids are biologically active natural compounds with a 15-carbon (C6-C3-C6) structure, comprising two benzene rings joined by a heterocyclic pyrane ring, with honey containing the following:

Interestingly, many of these flavonoids are classified as phytoestrogens, which are phytochemicals structurally similar to mammalian estrogens and therefore can bind to estrogen receptors.  While many of these honey-derived flavonoids have been demonstrated to have both inhibitory and stimulatory effects, the vast majority of the cell (in vitro) and animal (in vivo) studies have demonstrated the anti-breast and estrogen sensitive cancer properties of these compounds, indicating that flavonoid rich honeys are likely to positively influence estrogenic activity in estrogen-receptor positive cancers.

Furthermore, some honeys – such as Tualang honey – exhibit the property of selective cytotoxicity, meaning they target cancer cells by inducing programmed cell deathwhile leaving non-cancerous cells unharmed. This is extremely different than the mechanism of action behind conventional chemotherapy agents and radiotherapywhich indiscriminately target both healthy and cancerous tissue, often conferring increased survival advantage to the most tumorigenic cells themselves: cancer stem cells.

Unlike chemotherapy and radiotherapy, natural compounds commonly exhibit this ‘do no harm’ property when it comes to healthy tissue, while at the same time being exceptionally effective at targeting the harmful cells.

Honey Better than Chemotherapy?

Another recent study compared the effect of Tualang honey with that of the pharmaceutical tamoxifen (an estrogen receptor antagonist) in two breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231). The study found that the anti-cancer effect of tualang honey on breast cancer cells was comparable to that of tamoxifen, a multi-billion dollar blockbuster drug. This is all the more remarkable, considering that Tamoxifen is classified by the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society to be a human carcinogen, and is technically a xenobiotic chemical – inherently toxic and biologically alien to human physiology.

Honey Kills Cancer in Animals

According to the study, animal research has established honey’s significant anti-cancer properties, specifically in regard to inhibiting metastasis (invasiveness):

“Several studies have also confirmed the antimetastic, antiproliferative and anticancer effects of honey on breast tumor or cancer in rodents. In a murine (mammary carcinoma) tumor model, the anti-metastatic effect of honey when applied before tumor-cell inoculation has been reported [40]. The antimetastatic effect of honey may be due to its flavonoids such chrysin which have been shown to inhibit the metastatic potential of human breast cancer cells [41]. Similarly, a study investigated the antitumor effect of two honey samples containing different phenolic contents against Ehrlich ascites and solid carcinoma. Both honeys were found to markedly inhibit the growth of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma, but the honey containing higher phenolic content exerted a greater antitumor effect [42]. Research carried out by Tomasin and Gomes-Marcondes investigated the effects of combined Aloe vera and honey on tumor growth and cell proliferation against Walker 256 carcinoma implant in Wistar rats. Both agents were found to suppress tumor growth and inhibit cell proliferation [43].”

 

Honey Kills A Wide Range of Cancers

The review focused on the potential of honey to affect a variety of cancers, including:

  • Liver Cancer: Gelam honey has been found to kill liver cancer cells, exhibiting selective cytotoxicity, anti-angiogenic, cytotoxic, and anti-proliferative properties, in both cell and animal research.
  • Colorectal Cancer: gelam and nenas monofloral honeys exhibit anti-cancer properites in colorectal cell lines.
  • Prostate Cancer: Greek honeys (thyme, pine and fir honey) have been found to exhibit anti-proliferative properties.
  • Other Forms of Cancer: There has been a battery of studies on the anti-cancer properties of honey, focusing on the following types: a) bladder b) endometrial c) renal cell carcinoma d) skin cancer cells e) cervical f) non-small cell lung cancer g) mouth cancer h) bone cancer (osteosarcoma).

What are the Mechanisms of Honey’s Anti-Cancer Properties?

There are a wide range of observed mechanisms of honey’s cancer-killing properties, which include:

  • Cell Cycle Arrest – The normal process of cancer cell replication is halted.
  • Activation of the Mitochondrial Pathway – compounds or agents such as honey rich in flavonoids that are capable of activating mitochondrial pathway and release of proteins such as cytochrome C are considered potential cytotoxic (cell killing) agents.
  • Induction of Mitochondrial Outer Membrane Permeabilization  – The induction of mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP) leads to leakage of intermembrane space proteins into the cytosol and consequently causing cell death
  • Induction of Programmed Cell Death (Apoptosis): The activation of a “cell death” program designed to protect against cancer.
  • Modulation of Oxidative Stress: It is believed that honey’s antioxidant properties may nip one of the fundamental processes in cancer’s progression – oxidative stress – in the bud.
  • Amelioration of Inflammation: Inflammation is at the root of many cancers, and since honey is able to suppress it, it is can significant impact carcinogenesis.
  • Modulation of Insulin Signaling: Because cancer is associated with increased insulin resistance and honey is capable of reducing insulin resistance, it is believed to mitigate a major driving factor in carcinogenesis.
  • Inhibition of Angiogenesis: Honey has been found to inhibit the fundamental process of cancer expansion (the production of a new blood supply) by inhibiting angiogenesis.

The study reviewed all possible avenues through which honey suppressed cancer, with 20 depicted in the image below:

Read More  @ GreenMedInfo.com

Mexico’s Next President Boldly Declares That Immigration To The United States Is A “Human Right”

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by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (otherwise known as “AMLO”) is about to become the next president of Mexico.  He has a seemingly insurmountable lead in the polls, and at this point it would be a complete and utter shock if anyone else were to win on July 1st.  So what he has to say is likely to become the official policy of the Mexican government in the very near future, and that is quite frightening because he is a crazed radical leftist and an extremely bold proponent of illegal immigration to the United States.  As I wrote about yesterday, Mexico has begun the process of a complete and total societal meltdown, and right now chaos reigns supreme along the U.S.-Mexico border.  It would be extremely helpful to have a Mexican president that would be committed to restoring order along the border, but instead AMLO has boldly declared that immigration to the United States is a “human right” and he is encouraging more immigrants to start pouring into the U.S. illegally…

“This Is Fascism”: Shocking Footage Of Spanish Police Firing Rubber Bullets, Brutally Beating Peaceful Voters

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from ZeroHedge:

Update (5:30 pm ET): Though the results of today’s referendum have yet to be announced, separatists in Catalonia are urging the government to declare independence from Spain, citing today’s violent crackdown as the reason. In a rousing speech following the close of voting, Carles Puigdemont, the leader of the Catalan government, said its citizens had earned the right to form an independent state and said the results of the referendum, which are not yet known, will be sent to the local parliament to be ratified.

Though the central government in Spain declared the refendum illegal, and send federal Civil Guard and National Police forces to try and suppress the vote, police only managed to shut down a small sliver of polling stations, allowing many in the region of more than 7 million people which has a larger economy than Portugal, to cast ballots.

In public remarks delivered following a speech from Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Puigdemont said that “with this day of hope and suffering, the citizens of Catalonia have won the right to an independent state in the form a republic.” He also said that the EU could no longer “continue to look the other way” from human rights violations around the referendum, according to a translation in the Guardian.

“The Spanish government has today written a shameful page in its relationship with Catalonia,” adding that there had been abuses of human rights committed by Spanish police.

Puigdemont added that he will keep his pledge to declare independence unilaterally if the “Yes” side wins. A law passed by the Catalan parliament says a win of more than 50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} for the “Yes” side will trigger a declaration of independence within 48 hours of the vote regardless of the turnout. He appealed to European leaders, saying the Catalan crisis was “no longer an internal Spanish matter”.

“The Catalan government will transmit to the Catalan Parliament, the seat and expression of the sovereignty of our people, the results of the referendum, so that it can act according to that laid out in the referendum law”, he said.

Spain’s Constitutional Court suspended the regional law governing the independence referendum, but Puigdemont’s government pushed ahead with the vote anyway, as the Associated Press noted.

So far, 844 people have been injured, including 33 police, in the day’s demonstrations.

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

Venezuela’s Great Bolivar Scam, Nothing but a Face Lift

by Steve H Hanke, Market Oracle:

In the days leading up to Venezuela’s currency reform, which is set for August 20th, the bolivar has taken yet another deep dive. The chart below shows the bolivar’s free fall and the massive gap between the official exchange rate of 248,521 VEF/USD and the black-market (read: free-market) exchange rate of 6,670,079 VEF/USD. That gap results in a whopping black market premium of 2,584%. It also produces huge profits for Maduro’s cronies who have access to the official rate. They can purchase greenbacks for peanuts and sell them on the black market for an instantaneous profit of 2,584%.

Clinging to Collusion: Why Evidence Will Probably Never Be Produced in the Indictments of ‘Russian Agents’

by Joe Lauria, The Duran:

The indictment of 12 Russian ‘agents,’ which included no collusion with Trump’s team, is essentially a political and not legal document because it is almost certain the U.S. government will never have to present any evidence in court, reports Joe Lauria. 

Charges against 12 Russian intelligence agents for allegedly hacking emails from the Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential election were announced by the U.S. Justice Department on Friday at the very moment President Donald Trump was meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and just days before a summit between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

The End of France as We Know It?

by Tom Luongo, Tom Luongo:

When an event grabs headlines like the protests in France have I temper my reactions to it.  I didn’t give the Yellow Vest protests much thought at first wanting to see where they would lead.

Protests like this and even bigger ones like Catalonian independence are invariably betrayed by the European political establishment.  They become an excuse to move towards tighter control — more cops, more surveillance, crackdowns on free speech, etc.

So, sometimes it’s hard to separate the manufactured reality show from the spontaneous uprising of human frustration.

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: