Monday, July 23, 2018

Bix Weir – Cat 10 Financial Hurricane Coming

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by Kerry Lutz, Financial Survival Network:

Our good friend Bix Weir joined us today… Stanley Fischer is gone. Does this mark the triumph of the Good Guys? Let’s see. Treasury Secretary visited the gold supposedly being stored at Fort Knox in Kentucky. Bix believes there’s way more gold out there than anyone can imagine. The Marcos’s gold haul will come to the market soon. And who knows what else is out there. Will we actually return to a gold standard? Listen to Bix and see.

Click HERE to listen.

Read More @ FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com

100% PROOF THAT THE FBI IS WORKING AGAINST THE PRESIDENT: HIGH-LEVEL FBI AGENTS PLANNED “INSURANCE POLICY” AGAINST THE POSSIBILITY THAT DONALD TRUMP WOULD WIN THE ELECTION

by Alex Thomas, The Daily Sheeple:

In yet another bombshell revelation that once again proves that the upper echelon of the FBI has actively worked against the elected president, noted anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, have been caught sending thousands of text messages to each other including one in which they speak about an “insurance policy” against Donald Trump should he win the election.

The bizarre exchange between the two has many believing that they were either speaking about starting the sham Russian investigation or, even more sinister, discussing a deep state plan to assassinate Donald Trump.

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office, that there’s no way he [Trump] gets elected but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok shockingly told Page in a text from August 15, 2016.

“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

Amazingly, the text message not only confirms that high-level FBI agents were working against Donald Trump the entire time, it also points to Deputy FBI Director Andy McCabe as yet another culprit in the long line of deep state operatives attempting to subvert American democracy.

Consider this. The entire mainstream media, with the help of Democratic operatives and deep state shills, has told the American people over and over again that the Russian investigation is a real and important development. Yet now we know that the man who literally started that investigation was doing so as an insurance policy against a man that he openly hated.

Of course Strzok was also the agent who cornered former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the White House, under false pretenses, to conduct an interview that would eventually lead to Flynn being charged with one count of lying to the FBI.

As I recently reported, “Two un-elected FBI agents, including the now infamous Clinton supporter and supervisory special agent Peter Strzok, tricked their way into the White House to grill the national security adviser who had just been put into power by the man ELECTED by the American people.”

“I cannot stress this enough. Clinton operatives infiltrated the White House and specifically sought out Michael Flynn to take him out over his political opinions! This is flat out, hardcore, banana republic type corruption that if continued would almost certainly lead to the end of American democracy as we know it.”

Not only did Strzok conduct the interview against Flynn, he also helped his preferred candidate get off the hook while ignoring direct lies by her top aides.

As Infowars also noted, “Strzok played a significant role not only in Mueller’s Russian probe, but also in Hillary Clinton’s email investigation when he changed the wording of Clinton’s crime from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.”

“He also conducted the interview with Clinton and her top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, who it was later revealed lied to the FBI about when they learned about Clinton’s secret server.”

Read More @ TheDailySheeple.com

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Launches Massive Facial Recognition Program

by Derrick Broze, Activist Post:

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recently announced they have adopted a massive biometric system in an effort to fight crime.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has made public a partnership with NEC Corporation of America (NEC) which will allow the department to utilize NEC’s award-winning facial recognition program. According to a press release, the Sheriff’s Department originally made the switch on January 7, but the announcement has only now been made public. The arrangement grants the Sheriff’s Department access to NEC’s Integra ID 5 Multimodal Identification Biometric Solution (MBIS). The MBIS will be managed by the Los Angeles County Regional Identification System (LACRIS) Unit.

The new system will handle criminal identification needs for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, the County of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department, and 45 additional police departments in L.A. County.

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)

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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 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

Read More @ HarveyOrganBlog.com

OPCW to Rubber-Stamp Official Falsified Douma Narrative?

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by Stephen Lendman, Stephen Lendman:

The alleged Douma CW incident never happened. The official narrative was fabricated.

Residents, medical personnel and Russian technical experts were unanimous in their judgment.

No attack occurred, no one ill or hospitalized from toxic CW exposure, no one dead, no one harmed in any way.

US, UK, French April 14 terror-bombing of Syrian sites was based on a Big Lie.

The OPCW’s fact-finding mission delayed its arrival in Douma for 11 days, falsely saying it was too unsafe to come sooner.

BREAKING: COMEY LEAKED CLASSIFIED MEMOS TO FBI SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE

from H. A. Goodman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaU56h0Xqyc

Do The Hungarians Understand Something That Ben Bernanke Doesn’t?

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by Chris Marcus, Miles Franklin:

One of the seminal moments during my precious metals education over the past decade was hearing former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke once explain to Ron Paul that “nobody really understands gold prices, and I don’t pretend to really understand them either.”

Certainly it was stunning to hear the former leader of the group most responsible for the monetary conditions of the world say that he just has no clue about gold or anything that goes on in that market. But the other part of his statement was simply untrue.

The Washington Post Says That Fedcoin Will Be ‘Bigger’ Than Bitcoin

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Fedcoin doesn’t even exist yet, and yet the Washington Post is already hyping it as the primary cryptocurrency that we will be using in the future.  Do they know something that they rest of us do not?  Just a few days ago I warned that global central banks could eventually try to take control of the cryptocurrency phenomenon, and so I was deeply alarmed to see the Post publish this sort of an article.  We want cryptocurrencies to stay completely independent, and we definitely do not want the Federal Reserve and other global central banks to start creating their own versions.  Because of course once they create their own versions they will want to start restricting the use of any competitors.

The one thing that could derail the cryptocurrency revolution faster than anything else would be interference by national governments or global central banks.  Unfortunately, now that Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are getting so much attention, it is inevitable that the powers that be will make a move.

On Monday, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by Professor Campbell R. Harvey of Duke University that was entitled “Bitcoin is big. But fedcoin is bigger.”  These days, there is an agenda behind virtually everything that the Washington Post publishes, and so it is not just a coincidence that they have published an article with “fedcoin” in the title.  Here is how that article begins

Over the past few weeks, investors have been flocking to bitcoin, the digital currency whose value has soared by about 2,000 percent in the past year alone. And while many economists are cautioning against excitement about bitcoin — which is caught up in what may be one of the biggest speculative bubbles in history — it’s important to note just how revolutionary the technology may be.

Indeed, the technology underlying bitcoin could fundamentally change the way we think of money.

Professor Harvey goes on to explain that it is “only a matter of time before paper money is phased out”, and that some version of “fedcoin” is inevitable.

But it doesn’t have to be.

The Federal Reserve and other global central banks could just leave us alone and allow us to create our own currencies.  The cryptocurrency revolution is moving along just fine, and there is no need for any sort of interference.

But I have a feeling that the powers that be will eventually manufacture some sort of a “cryptocurrency crisis” if one does not happen naturally.  In the aftermath, they will attempt to introduce some version of “fedcoin”, and many in the general public will be very thankful for the “solution” that the government has provided.

And that day may be closer than we think.  In fact, the U.S. government has already invested millions into cryptocurrency research

To add fuel to the fire, the U.S. government has been rigorously studying Bitcoin for about two years now… and instead of fighting Bitcoin, the Feds seem poised to wipe out the U.S. dollar by creating their own digital currency.

The National Science Foundation, a U.S. government agency that supports and funds research… has awarded $3 million to three U.S. universities for wide-ranging cryptocurrency research.

Cornell, the University of Maryland and the University of California Berkeley will focus on developing new cryptocurrency systems that, according to principal investigator Elaine Shi, will address “pain points” attributed to Bitcoin and other existing networks.

The Federal Reserve is far from alone.  Other global central banks are doing their own research, and the Bank for International Settlements says that “all central banks” may eventually need their own cryptocurrencies.  The following comes from CNBC

Central banks may one day need to issue their own cryptocurrencies, the Bank for International Settlements said in its latest quarterly review.

“Whether or not a central bank should provide a digital alternative to cash is most pressing in countries, such as Sweden, where cash usage is rapidly declining,” the Sunday report said. “But all central banks may eventually have to decide whether issuing retail or wholesale [central bank cryptocurrencies] makes sense in their own context.”

This is going to be a critical phase for the cryptocurrency revolution, because the people of the world are going to have to make it exceedingly clear that they do not want central bank cryptocurrencies.

Central bank cryptocurrencies would simply be an extension of the current debt-based system that is systematically enslaving humanity.  The thing that makes cryptocurrencies so great is the fact that they are not debt-based and they are allowing humanity to express independence from the current system.

As existing fiat currencies fail, we want there to be independent cryptocurrencies that people can use as an alternative.  And we don’t have to just imagine what that would look like.  In fact, it is already happening in Venezuela

But in Venezuela, the collapse of the bolivar has forced locals to turn to alternatives like bitcoin and local community-issued currencies with fixed exchange rates. The rapid erosion of the bolivar’s value made everyday transactions like buying groceries and paying cabbies untenable – customers had to pay with large, cumbersome stacks of bolivars that were difficult to transport.

Patricia Laya, a Venezuela-based reporter, tweeted a photo of the 5,000 bolivars – the maximum amount – she was able to withdraw from an ATM in Caracas. They’re worth around $0.05. Laya stated that she had waited 20 minutes in line to obtain $0.05 in hyperinflated currency worth little to no value,according to CCN.

Even though bitcoin transactions can take hours – even days – to settle
local merchants have readily embraced the digital currency.

Read More @ TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com

AUSTRIA TO DEPLOY MILITARY IF ITALY UNLEASHES 200,000 MIGRANTS ON EU

from InfoWars:
Migrant crisis pushing EU to brink of civil war

Austria is prepared to militarily secure its southern border if Italy follows through on a ‘nuclear option’ to grant 200,000 temporary visas to migrants currently being held in the Mediterranean nation, enabling them to legally move deeper into the besieged continent.

“Italy granting humanitarian visas to migrants is unacceptable,” said Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka during a visit to the border. “In that case, we would immediately introduce controls in Brenner.”

James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives

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by Connie Loizos, Tech Crunch:

James Damore, a former Google engineer who was fired in August after posting a memo to an internal Google message board arguing that women may not be equally represented in tech because they are biologically less capable of engineering, has filed a class action lawsuit against the company in Santa Clara Superior Court in Northern California.

His claims: that Google unfairly discriminates against white men whose political views are unpopular with its executives.

Damore is joined in the 161-page suit by another former Google engineer named David Gudeman, who spent three years with Google working on a query engine. According to Gudeman’s LinkedIn profile, he left the company in December 2016 and has been self-employed since.

The lawsuit, filed by Dhillon Law Group, says it aims to represent all employees of Google who’ve been discriminated against due to their “perceived conservative political views by Google,” due to “their male gender by Google” and “due to their Caucasian race by Google.”

More specifically, it accuses Google of singling out, mistreating and systematically punishing and terminating employees who “expressed views deviating from the majority view at Google on political subjects raised in the workplace and relevant to Google’s employment policies and its business, such as ‘diversity’ hiring policies, ‘bias sensitivity’ or ‘social justice’…”

Damore isn’t holding back any punches here. According to his filing, Google employs “illegal hiring quotas to fill its desired percentages of women and favored minority candidates, and openly shames managers of business units who fail to meet their  quotas—in the process, openly denigrating male and Caucasian employees as less favored than others.”

The suit also claims that “numerical presence of women celebrated at Google” was based “solely due to their gender” while the “presence of Caucasians and males was mocked with ‘boos’ during companywide weekly meetings.”

Somewhat redundantly, it adds that Damore, Gudeman and “other class members” were “ostracized, belittled, and punished for their heterodox political views, and for the added sin of their birth circumstances of being Caucasians and/or males.”

The lawsuit is seeking monetary, non-monetary and punitive remedies.

Damore’s firing last summer became the talk of the nation, with many in Silicon Valley outraged that Google didn’t act even more swiftly to terminate him. Elsewhere, many wondered whether the firing would have a chilling effect on employees’ ability to openly discuss their viewpoints.

Google said it fired Damore for violating its code of conduct and advancing “harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.” Damore meanwhile began a kind of press tour, denouncing the company for being close-minded and worse. In an interview with CNBC, for example, he compared being a conservative at Google to “being gay in the 1950s.”

In a press conference this afternoon, Damore’s attorney, Harmeet Dhillon, a California representative for the Republican National Committee, elaborated more on the very lengthy complaint and argued that her current clients are far from alone.

In fact, she said she spoke with “dozens” of employees at Google to formulate the lawsuit and that she expects there will be “future lawsuits” to explore, as well.

To underscore her point that Google’s policies need to be amended, she cited so-called TGIF meetings at Google, telling reporters that during Damore’s tenure, “managers were called out and shamed and mocked if they didn’t have 50/50 gender parity in [their respective] units.” She called the goal “fair” but asked, rhetorically: “How do you get there? Job fairs. Making yourself more attractive. Not by saying, ‘White guy, you can’t have that job because that’s reserved for a woman or [other] minority.’”

The new suit isn’t the only one Google is having to defend itself against. In September, three female former Google employees filed a lawsuit against the company, saying it discriminates against women. To wit, says the suit, Google pays women at all levels of the company less than men, as well as assigns them lower job tiers with less opportunity for upward mobility. Last month, a fourth complainant joined their suit.

The Labor Department is separately investigating systemic pay discrimination at the company.

Google says it hasn’t found a pay gap in its own analysis.

Read More @ TechCrunch.com

Focus on Fundamentals: Revival in the Chinese Jewelry Market

by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:

The Chinese gold jewelry market reversed three years of declines in 2017, marking its first gain since a 2013 boom. According to a report released by the World Gold Council, the modest increase in gold jewelry demand last year could mark a return to sustained growth thanks to continued efforts to reinvigorate the industry through innovation, along with growing Chinese incomes.

The Chinese jewelry market is an important component in the overall global demand for gold. Jewelry accounts for more than half the yearly gold demand, and the Chinese make up about 30% of the gold jewelry market.

They Figured It Out!

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from Mark Dice: