Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Lead Fraudster Of Fraudulent JP Morgan Says Bitcoin Is A Fraud?

by Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante:

Bitcoin and virtually all of the cryptocurrencies have had a very sizeable, and much needed and expected pullback this week.

There have been two main focal points for the pullback.

Rumors and speculation of a Chinese government attack against the free market have caused most of the consternation.

But, secondly, and most laughably, were comments from Jamie Demon (they spell it Dimon so as to not be too obvious about his backing), the lead fraudster of the virulently fraudulent company, JP Morgan, who said that bitcoin is a “fraud!”

This, coming from a man whose entire industry, of banking, is based on the fraud of fractional reserve banking which is only made “legal” by the fraud of government which is based solely on extortion, which they call taxation.

And, based on a currency, which is created by the fraudulent Federal Reserve which is a central bank which is a tenet of communism and is an outright ponzi scheme whose sole purpose is to impoverish nearly everyone in society and to enrich the 0.00001{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}.

So, to have Jamie Demon say that bitcoin, which is just math, is a fraud, comes at the height of incredulity.

Not to mention, this is no different than the CEO of Barnes and Noble calling Amazon.com a fraud for the pure fact that it has technologically innovated Barnes and Noble into the dustbin of history… as bitcoin, or at least cryptocurrencies, as a whole, will soon relegate central banking and fiat currencies.

Just look at the US dollar from the cryptocurrencies point of view and you can see that it is the Federal Reserve Note, not bitcoin, which is the fraud.

If the US dollar were a cryptocurrency it would be the one called the fraud.

The US dollar has/is:

No max cap. In other words, it can be inflated to infinity… as opposed to bitcoin which has a hard limit of 21 million bitcoins that will ever be created.

Pre-mined. One of the death knells of a cryptocurrency is that it is pre-mined. In general, this means that the creators of the currency create the currency and give it to themselves before allowing others to purchase it. This is the height of fraud in the cryptocurrency space but this how all US dollars are created. They are pre-mined by the Federal Reserve before they are allowed to “trickle down” to the rest of us poor slaves.

No transparency. Unlike bitcoin, the US dollar has very little transparency as to where it came from and which potentially criminal organization, like the US federal government, IRS or any of the other three letter agencies it has flowed through.

Not backed by cryptography. While bitcoin and all cryptocurrencies have proof of ownership through very secure cryptography the owner of “dollars” can be anyone who is friends with the Federal Reserve.

Not open source. Unlike bitcoin, which anyone in the world can review their code, the dollar is not open source and therefore all manner of fraud can be perpetrated in the system.

You don’t control your private keys. With bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies you hold complete control of your currency by holding your private keys. With dollars, any criminal government agency or the central bank can take control of your dollars at any time.

Not voluntary. While using and owning bitcoin is completely voluntary, usage and acceptance of US dollars are backed by violence. If you do not accept dollars you can and will be kidnapped and thrown in a cage. Should you try to escape you most likely will be killed.

So, which currency is the “fraud” again?

Or is it more likely that Jamie sees bitcoin as a serious risk to his criminal business model?

After all, JP Morgan filed a patent – which is also a criminal act to use violence against others using your ideas – for a “bitcoin killer” competitor to bitcoin in 2013.

Things aren’t going all that well for the US dollar, after all. Year-to-date, this has been the worst performance for the US dollar from January to September since 1986.

Read More @ TheDollarVigilante.com

SWINDLING FUTURITY

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by Jim Quinn, The Burning Platform:

“The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” ― Thomas Jefferson

Yesterday the government reported a “modest” August budget deficit of $108 billion. That’s one month folks. This is another example of how the government and their mainstream media mouthpieces portray horrifically bad, extremely abnormal financial data as normal and expected. They pretend everything that has happened since 2008 is just standard operating procedure. They follow the Big Lie theory to the extreme. The masses have been so dumbed down, desensitized, and taught to believe delusions, they can’t distinguish the abnormal from the normal.

Those in power pretend near zero interest rates eight years after the recession was supposedly over is normal. They pretend $500 billion to $1.4 trillion annual deficits are normal. They pretend 20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} unemployment is really 4.4{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. They pretend the stock market is at all-time highs due to an improving economy rather than central bank easy money and corporate stock buybacks. They pretend $20 trillion of debt and $200 trillion of unfunded welfare promises is no problem. We are living in the grand delusion.

The $108 billion August deficit brought the year to date deficit to $674 billion. With one month left in the fiscal year, the deficit will end at approximately $750 billion. Does that strike you as normal? The propaganda media will spin this dreadful result as positive by saying it is down from $1.4 trillion in 2009. They won’t mention it is up 70{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} from the 2015 deficit and the highest since 2012. No one ever mentions the annual deficit in 2007 was “only” $161 billion. As a cherry on top of this mass deception, the total budget deficits reported since 2002 totaled $9.4 trillion, while the national debt rose by $13.8 trillion. Just a slight $4.4 trillion accounting discrepancy among friends.

The chart below reveals some fascinating insights into the depths of debt depravity we’ve descended. With interest rates near record low levels, interest on the debt of $275 billion exceeds the total receipts from corporate income taxes. The Fed will never willingly normalize interest rates because allowing rates to go back to 2007 levels would blow the budget deficit sky high. Even an Ivy League academic can figure that out.

The supposedly fiscally responsible Republicans hold both houses in Congress and the White House. But there is no fiscal constraint being practiced by anyone in Washington D.C. Social Security, Medicare, Interest, and Obamacare are on automatic pilot accelerating rapidly. Congress just increased the war budget by $100 billion, because war is our main racket. Tax cuts for corporations and an infrastructure boondoggle are on the way. And providing tens of billions in hurricane relief funds is a given. This pretty much guarantees a $1 trillion deficit next year.

Total government revenues (aka taxes) are only up 2{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} over last year. Something seems amiss. The relentless narrative spewed by Trump, government bureaucrats and the corporate mainstream media is we have added 1.5 million new jobs in the last year and corporate profits are at all time highs. If the economy was booming wouldn’t individual income taxes, Social Security taxes and corporate income taxes be booming? Shouldn’t they be pouring into the US Treasury’s coffers? Somebody must be lying. Can you guess?

We know they are lying. We know the $20 trillion debt will reach $24 trillion by the end of Trump’s first term. We know the $200 trillion of promises will not be honored. We know entitlement spending will skyrocket as Boomers retire en mass. We know the tremendously overvalued stock market, bond market and housing market will crash, ushering in part 2 of this financial crisis and triggering the worst phase of this Fourth Turning. We know war is in our future. We know our leaders are corrupt, self serving, sociopathic liars working on behalf of their Deep State masters. We know we’re screwed. But we pretend everything is normal, because doing something about it is too hard.

The fake narrative of a strong economy must be flogged by those in power as they continue to rape and pillage the wealth of the middle class through the extraction of taxes, fees, tolls, premiums, co-pays, deductibles, and rigged market gains. The chart below is a truth bomb obliterating the narrative. More than one in three households has $0 of savings, with 57{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} having less than $1,000. A major car repair can easily reach $1,000. A new hot water heater is $3,000. With insurance deductibles in the thousands, a medical issue exceeding $1,000 is common. This may explain why credit card debt has reached new all-time highs. Families are surviving on credit card debt. Sounds positive.

Read More @ TheBurningPlatform.com

Anti-Gold SHILL Now Hints Gold Will Soar

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by Dave Kranzler, Investment Research Dynamics:

Several representatives of the elitists have been warning about a major global financial crisis.  Recently the former Head of the Monetary and Economics Department at the Bank of International Settlements, the Central Bank of Central Banks, warned that there are “more dangers now than in 2007.”

Goldman Sachs commodities analyst, Jeff Currie, who is infamous for incorrectly predicting gold would drop to $800 about three years ago, recently advised anyone listening to own physical gold:  “don’t buy futures or ETFs…buy the real thing. . .the lesson learned was that if gold liquidity dries up along with the broader market, so does your hedge, unless it’s physical gold in a vault, the true hedge of last resort.”

Jeffrey Christian has spent most of his career operating as a shill for the western Central Banks and bullion banks who lead the effort to manipulate gold using fraudulent paper gold derivatives.  He scoffs at the idea that gold is manipulated.   It was curious, then, when he was interviewed by Kitco and was recommending that investors should hold at least 20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of their assets in gold.  He also forecast a $1700 price target.

SGT Report invited me to discuss the significance Christian’s comments, which of course included a denial of gold manipulation:

Major Disinformation Trend In 2017: Fascists Were The Good Guys?

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by Brandon Smith, Alt-Market:

Years ago in 2012, I published a thorough examination of disinformation tactics used by globalist institutions as well as government and political outfits to manipulate the public and undermine legitimate analysts working to expose particular truths of our social and economic conditions. If you have not read this article, titled Disinformation: How It Works, I highly recommend you do so now. It will act as a solid foundation for what I am about to discuss in this article. Without a basic understanding of how lies are utilized, you will be in no position to grasp the complexities of disinformation trends being implemented today.

Much of what I am about to discuss will probably not become apparent for much of the mainstream and portions of the liberty movement for many years to come. Sadly, the biggest lies are often the hardest to see until time and distance are achieved.

If you want to be able to predict geopolitical and economic trends with any accuracy, you must first accept a couple of hard realities. First and foremost, the majority of cultural shifts and fiscal developments within our system are a product of social engineering by an organized collective of power elites. Second, you must understand that this collective is driven by the ideology of globalism — the pursuit of total centralization of financial and political control into the hands of a select few deemed as “superior” concertmasters or “maestros.” As globalist insider, CFR member and mentor to Bill Clinton, Carroll Quigley, openly admitted in his book Tragedy And Hope:

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank … sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world.”

The philosophical basis for the globalist ideology is most clearly summarized in the principles of something called “Fabian Socialism,” a system founded in 1884 which promotes the subversive and deliberate manipulation of the masses towards total centralization, collectivism and population control through eugenics. Fabian Socialists prefer to carry out their strategies over a span of decades, turning a population against itself slowly, rather than trying to force changes to a system immediately and outright.  Their symbol is a coat of arms depicting a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or in some cases a turtle (slow and steady wins the race?) with the words “When I strike I strike hard.”

Again, it is important to acknowledge that these people are NOT unified by loyalty to any one nation, culture, political party, mainstream religion or ethnic background. In fact, they will happily sacrifice any country or any group of people if it will get them closer to their goal.

They are not defenders of the free market as the idiots on the extreme left like to claim. In fact, they abhor any business model that is not dominated by a government and a bureaucracy designed to give them an unfair advantage through legislation. Anyone who thinks free markets are the cause of our economic ailments in the past decade has lost sight of the fact that we have not had anything even remotely resembling free markets for more than a century. The corporations leftists and common socialists constantly wail about could not exist without government charter and the legal loopholes surrounding limited liability. So please, socialist warriors, shut up about free markets. You have no idea what you are talking about.

The globalists are also not loyal acolytes of any particular theological tradition (at least not any that are clearly identified). Meaning, they are NOT organized around Judaism or even loyalty to Israel as is the common claim of the clowns that make up what some are now calling the “Alt-Right.” Globalists do not care about Jewish people or Jewish beliefs even though some of them are genetically Jewish.

While a minority of globalists are associated with the political extremist faction known as “Zionism,” Zionists are just another exploitable group to them, and their greater objective has nothing to do with the elevation of Israel. They will gladly fund Islamic extremist groups, for example, that desire and will willingly carry out the obliteration of Israel or the murder of Jewish people. They also exploit elements of the Israeli government to trigger chaos on the other side of the chess board.

Those who argue that all our ills are engineered by “the jeeeewwws!” or “the tribe” are poorly informed and have chosen an overly simplistic broad-brush explanation for a much more complex enemy they have no ability to fathom. They tend to cite “evidence” that is highly unverified and poorly sourced.  They think the Rothschilds are the root of all globalism when the Rothschilds are just one element of a greater cabal.  Ask them which globalist institutions actually argue for Jewish or Zionist supremacy and they won’t be able to produce evidence of any, unlike the numerous globalist institutions and champions that OPENLY argue for GLOBALISM even at the expense of Jews and the nation of Israel (i.e. Barack Obama’s consistent support of Islamic extremist groups and the Arab Spring).  In fact, ask them for evidence that Jews or Zionists are the core of the globalist agenda and they will copy and paste the same list of perhaps two dozen Council on Foreign Relations members that are Jewish while ignoring the thousands of other members that are not.

They also tend to argue that the fascist movements of the past century were actually “doing battle with the globalist agenda” — i.e. they were the “good guys.”  Sorry to break it to the “Alt-Right” crowd, but almost everything they believe is wrong.

I have noticed a disturbing trend within liberty movement and conservative circles; a kind of invasion, if you will. A minority of disinformation agents and useful idiots are operating within liberty outlets to push an ideological revolution oddly similar in tactics to those used by Soros funded groups overtaking the political left. It is my belief that while some globalist created movements are meant to provoke the left to zealotry and cultural Marxism, other globalist created movements are meant to provoke the right to zealotry and a misplaced adoration for fascism.  Divide and conquer is the game here.

As I noted in my last article ‘Globalists Will Throw Antifa To The Wolves To Further Their Agenda’, the left is essentially a lost cause. Any semblance of the so called “classical liberal” that is so commonly linked back to certain American revolutionaries and founding fathers was snuffed out long ago. They don’t exist anymore. Conservatives (not necessarily Republicans) have taken up the mantle of individual liberty and small government. The labels may have changed, but the principles remain the same. Conservatives are the natural enemy of globalists. The ideals of conservative thought and the globalist agenda are mutually exclusive — both cannot exist within the same space at the same time. One of them has to go for the other to function.

So, what are elitists with aspirations of becoming god-kings to do? Well, they could try to attack conservatives directly, but this does not mean our ideals will disappear. The ideals might even spread and flourish in reaction to a crackdown, which is the opposite effect that social engineers desire. Instead, 4th generation warfare is in order. That is to say, conservatives must be bamboozled into embracing actions contrary to their principles.

They must be conned into applauding big government instead of fighting against it. They must be tricked into rationalizing violations of the Constitution instead of exposing said violations as a spreading cancer. They must be cajoled into cheering for even more expensive and ill conceived war efforts that do not serve the interests of Americans. They must be fooled into praising the relationship between corporations and government instead of working to dismantle the government framework that coddles corporations and protects them from free markets.

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BITCOIN STUMBLES AS CHINA SHUTS DOWN EXCHANGES

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by Dawn Luger, The Daily Sheeple:

Regulators in China say the Bitcoin exchanges are all but banned, and the news caused the crypto currency to drop noticeably.

Reports from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal on Monday first indicated that China had planned to ban the trading of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies on its exchanges. Now, China’s second-largest digital-currency exchange announced it was shutting down its domestic trading operations. This is the latest development in China’s attempts to impose control within its borders over the stateless currency.

Bobby Lee, CEO of the bitcoin exchange BTCChina, tweeted Thursday that the firm would stop all trading on September 30 following China’s ban on initial coin offerings, the cryptocurrency-based fundraising method.

According to Bloomberg, China Business News reported that the city of Shanghai had ordered the closure of bitcoin trading platforms. The website Crypto Coins News further cited a local newsletter that said banning bitcoin exchanges was “certain.”

Bitcoin has come under pressure in recent weeks following negative headlines out of the UK and China. –Business Insider

Rumors that China will inevitably ban cryptocurrency trading altogether have escalated. A Caixin report out Friday suggested that China would even shut down all of its domestic exchanges. In addition, the Financial Conduct Authority, a UK watchdog, warned investors about the “risk” associated with ICOs.

The cryptocurrency has fallen about 25{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} since its September 1 high but it’s still up nearly 300{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} this year leading many to speculate that the Chinese ban and UK rhetoric will have a pretty small effect overall on the currency.

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The Clinton Book Tour Is Largely Ignoring the Vital Role of Endless War in the 2016 Election Result

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by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept:

TO PITCH HER BOOK, Hillary Clinton is sitting down this week for a series of media interviews, mostly with supportive TV personalities, such as Rachel Maddow, to discuss her views of “What Happened,” the book’s title. Calls for Clinton to be quiet and disappear are misguided for all sorts of reasons, including the fact that she is a very smart, informed, and articulate politician, which means her interviews — especially when she’s liberated from programmed campaign mode — are illuminating about how she, and her fellow establishment Democrats who have driven the party into a ditch, really think.

An hourlong interview she sat for with Vox’s Ezra Klein is particularly worthwhile. Clinton, for good reason, harbors a great deal of affection for Klein, which she expressed on multiple occasions during their chat. But Klein nonetheless pressed her on a series of criticisms that have been voiced about her and the Democrats’ stunted political approach, banal policies, status-quo-perpetuating worldview, and cramped aspirations that seem far more plausible as authors of her defeat than the familiar array of villains — Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin, Jill Stein, Jim Comey, the New York Times — that she and her most ardent supporters are eager to blame.

Despite being illuminating, Klein’s discussion with Clinton contains a glaring though quite common omission: There is not a word about the role of foreign policy and endless war during the entire hour. While some of this may be attributable to Klein’s perfectly valid journalistic focus on domestic policies, such as health care, a huge factor in Clinton’s political career and how she is perceived — as a senator and especially as secretary of state — is her advocacy of multiple wars and other military actions, many, if not all, of which were rather disastrous, rendering it quite strange to spend an hour discussing why she lost without so much as mentioning any of that.

This is not so much a critique of Klein’s specific interview (which, again, is worthwhile) as it is reflective of the broader Democratic Party desire to pretend that the foreign wars it has repeatedly prosecuted, and the endless killing of innocent people for which it is responsible, do not exist. Part of that is the discomfort of cognitive dissonance: the Democratic branding and self-glorification as enemies of privilege, racism, and violence are directly in conflict with the party’s long-standing eagerness to ignore, or even actively support, policies which kill large numbersof innocent people from Pakistan, Libya, and Somalia to Yemen, Iraq, and Gaza, but which receive scant attention because of the nationality, ethnicity, poverty, distance, and general invisibility of their victims.

But a major part of this minimization is a misperception of the domestic political importance of these policies. From the beginning of his candidacy through the general election, Donald Trump rhetorically positioned himself as a vehement opponent of endless war, inveighing against both parties when doing so.

Though there is now a revisionist effort underway to falsely depict those who pointed this out as being gullible believers in Trump’s dovish and antiwar credentials, the reality is that most of us who warned of the efficacy of Trump’s antiwar campaign theme made explicitly clear that there was no reason to believe Trump would actually be dovish if he were elected. Indeed, from Trump’s history of endorsing the wars he was denouncing to his calls for greater and more savage bombing to his desire to nullify the Iran deal, there was ample reasons to doubt that he would usher in dovishness of any kind. But the point was that Trump’s antiwar posturing was a politically potent approach because of how unpopular endless war and militarism have become:

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High Ranking CIA Agent Blows Whistle On The Deep State And Shadow Government

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by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities.

“The shadow government controls the deep state and manipulates our elected government behind the scenes,” Shipp warned in a recent talk at a Geoengineeringwatch.org conference.

Shipp had a series of slides explaining how the deep state and shadow government functions as well as the horrific crimes they are committing against U.S. citizens.

Some of the revelations the former CIA anti-terrorism counter intelligence officer revealed included that “Google Earth was set up through the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and InQtel.” Indeed he is correct, the CIA and NGA owned the company Google acquired, Keyhole Inc., paying an undisclosed sum for the company to turn its tech into what we now know as Google Earth. Another curious investor in Keyhole Inc. was none other than the venture capital firm In-Q-Tel run by the CIA according to a press release at the time.

Shipp also disclosed that the agency known as the Joint Special Ops Command (JSOC) is the “president’s secret army” which he can use for secret assassinations, overturning governments and things the American people don’t know about.

FBI warrantless searches violate the Fourth Amendment with national security letters, which Shipp noted enables them to walk into your employer’s office and demand all your financial records and if he or she says anything about them being there they can put your supervisor in jail or drop a case against themselves using the “State’s Secret Privilege law.”

“The top of the shadow government is the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency,” Shipp said.

Shipp expressed that the CIA was created through the Council on Foreign relations with no congressional approval, and historically the CFR is also tied into the mainstream media (MSM.) He elaborated that the CIA was the “central node” of the shadow government and controlled all of other 16 intelligence agencies despite the existence of the DNI. The agency also controls defense and intelligence contractors, can manipulate the president and political decisions, has the power to start wars, torture, initiate coups, and commit false flag attacks he said.

As Shipp stated, the CIA was created through executive order by then President Harry Truman by the signing of the National Security Act of 1947.

According to Shipp, the deep state is comprised of the military industrial complex, intelligence contractors, defense contractors, MIC lobbyist, Wall St (offshore accounts), Federal Reserve, IMF/World Bank, Treasury, Foreign lobbyists, and Central Banks.

In the shocking, explosive presentation, Shipp went on to express that there are “over 10,000 secret sites in the U.S.” that formed after 9/11. There are “1,291 secret government agencies, 1,931 large private corporations and over 4,800,000 Americans that he knows of who have a secrecy clearance, and 854,000 who have Top Secret clearance, explaining they signed their lives away bound by an agreement.

He also detailed how Congress is owned by the Military Industrial Complex through the Congressional Armed Services Committee (48 senior members of Congress) giving those members money in return for a vote on the spending bill for the military and intelligence budget.

He even touched on what he called the “secret intelligence industrial complex,” which he called the center of the shadow government including the CIA, NSA, NRO, and NGA.

Shipp further stated that around the “secret intelligence industrial complex” you have the big five conglomerate of intelligence contractors – Leidos Holdings, CSRA, CACI, SAIC, and Booz Allen Hamilton. He noted that the work they do is “top secret and unreported.”

The whistleblower remarked that these intelligence contractors are accountable to no one including Congress, echoing the words of Senator Daniel Inouye when he himself blew the whistle on the shadow government during the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987.

At the time Inouye expressed that the “shadow government had its own funding mechanism, shadowy Navy, and Air Force freedom to pursue its own goals free from all checks and balances and free from the law itself.”

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Hidden Storage For Strategic Tools and Security Items- Part 1, by Old Bobbert

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from SurvivalBlog:

The following are some hints and instructions on making a storage space for locating your backup strategic tools and varied security items within your home. This space also makes them nearly impossible to find and confiscate. While reading, please note that my strong belief that we are usually far too serious about most everything even remotely classed as preparedness activity has strongly influenced how this article has been worded. Every word has been considered both for humor potential (very subtle and low key) and for serious value.

This article, as titled above, will be presented to the readers with as much innocent humor and smiles as may be possible. Remember as you read, laugh, and smile that this is actually a very serious topic. It could very easily save a life someday, perhaps your life or that of a loved one. So let’s us start at the starting point, and the humor may well go downhill from this point.

The Location

In your bedroom in a clothing closet with double doors, empty the closet completely. Step into the now empty closet and turn to look at a side wall. It will be easy to discern which wall is the side wall as it will be one of the two shorter walls. Do not look at a side wall that is actually a side wall that is also a part of the building’s exterior wall. Go for the other side wall. It will be the side wall that you can readily see a part of something else. However, if you actually did start in the closet with your wife’s clothes, stop everything right now. Put everything back exactly where it was and never admit to anyone what you nearly did to ruin a good marriage…yours.

Pick a Spot

In the correct closet, pick a spot on the correctly chosen side wall and then use the ice pick tool you were supposed to remember to have with you to an approximate depth of two inches. If you are successful, you will be aware that you did not push the pointed end of the ice pick into a hidden wall stud. If so, move the ice pick two inches in your choice of horizontal directions and repeat the “push pick process” in a continuing manner. Your short-term goal is to locate any two adjacent hidden studs (the 2” x 4” four-sided wooden poles) hidden inside the wall. These two hidden poles should be about 16 inches apart from one another.

Pencil Draw High Security Storage Enclosure Area

Use the 12-inch level you were supposed to have handy to draw in pencil a very perfectly straight level line between the two hidden poles. Continuing your pencil line creating process, pencil in a second horizontal pencil line (18 x 36) inches above the first pencil line. Be sure that the the two ends of the second pencil line are exactly and directly above the two ends of the first pencil line you penciled on the correct side wall.

Your next step is to free-hand pencil in a vertical pencil line connecting the two left side ends of the two horizontal lines. Repeat the vertical creation line process on the two right side ends of the two horizontal lines.

Congratulations, you have successfully created a pencil outline of the high security long term storage enclosure area.

Partial Cuts of Horizontal Sides

Position the pointed sharp end of the box cutter tool you were supposed to remember to have handy at your best choice of the four corners of the outlined enclosure area and then push gently. Very slowly and carefully, cut a line on top of and only part way through the two penciled-in horizontal sides of the proposed security enclosure area. At this time, do not cut completely or all of the way through the drywall material we called the side wall. If the closet floor is carpeted, place a protective cloth or whatever will work and is readily available on top of the carpet because you are making a real home wrecker mess.

Partial Cuts of Vertical Sides

Now slowly and carefully cut all of the way through the dry wall until you meet the inner resistance caused by the hidden vertical wall stud. Start at approximately the center of one of the two horizontal pencil lines. Then, complete the same procedure cutting from the center cut line through to the other end of the pencil line, again stopping when you reach the other vertical wall stud.

Progress with Screws

Smile, you are making real progress. Next, get one of the two long wood screws and your ***electric drill***amazon.com/DEWALT-DWD112-Pistol-Grip-Keyless-All-Metal/dp/B0011XSEW6/ref, which you were supposed to have handy, and insert the first long wood screw and then the other into the dry wall approximately in the center area of the drywall and about 10 inches apart from one another.

Single Vertical Full Cut

Next will be your first vertical, all-the-way-through cut, on one of the two vertical pencil lines. You may find a slight resistance from a drywall screw being in the way of the cutting. (If this is your situation, stop now and gently pencil a very small curved line around the dry wall screw.) Now proceed to cut through the dry wall to the vertical wall stud starting at the other end and working your way back to the dry wall screw holding the drywall to the wall stud. Smile. No one is watching to see if you are doing it the right way, I think.

Gently Release Drywall From Screw

Take the screw driver with the tiny straight end pointing away from you. It’s the one that you were supposed to have handy, and then as carefully as you can use the screwdriver sharp end to chip away the drywall enclosing the drywall screw until you have freed the screw from the drywall at that point. Try to keep the small hole around the drywall screw as small and as neat/clean as is possible. Do not try to be fast; just be careful and be gentle. Do not remove the drywall screw from the wall stud, at least not now and not until it is time for that removal. You will need it again and soon to put back in place securely at a later point in the creation of your secure enclosure area process. (You needed to know that stuff at this point.)

Cut Through Three Sides

Now you can start to fully cut the vertical pencil line. Be sure to cut all the way through the drywall and just very slightly into the hidden wall stud. Continue working as needed on this, your first vertical final cut, completely freeing the pencil lined area of the dry wall entirely free, but only on three sides. If you cut through all four sides at this point, you will be making a much larger storage cavity, like it or not, because the smaller hunk of drywall will most likely break up when it hits bottom. A still-connected side four will hold it stationary.

The Final Cutting

Next, will be the final cutting. The two protruding wood screws will be your handles for moving the piece away from the cavity. That’s away and not down the hole or out the window. I tried that once, while doing apartment building maintenance. Once was enough and very expensive. You will most likely find a dry wall screw as you complete this final cutting through the drywall and slightly into the wall stud. This is the time when you should be most careful. Do not get frustrated and nick your pointing finger. You may need it later.

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What’s So Scary About an Idea?

by Harley Schlanger, via Rogue Money:

“We want a new paradigm in politics—away from geopolitics, to the common aims of mankind,” Helga Zepp-LaRouche stated in an interview published by Germany’s Junge Welt in its Sept. 13 edition. “We believe that a continuation of geopolitics holds the danger of confrontation with Russia and China. That is one of the reasons we support the initiative of Xi Jinping to create a New Silk Road on the basis of win-win cooperation among all the nations of the world.”

Zepp-LaRouche added that “the vision of the New Silk Road was an idea of ours,” and its full implementation will finally put an end to “the consequences of colonialism and the IMF credit conditionalities that followed it. Only development of infrastructure creates the preconditions for a real development of the entire continent” of Africa, and of the world.

But within hours of having published Zepp-LaRouche’s interview, Junge Welt unpublished it—they removed all traces of it from their website!

What’s so scary about an idea, you might ask, that it would cause such a pathetic, ham-fisted display of censorship?

Start with the fact that the entire trans-Atlantic financial system is dangling by the thinnest of threads, and could plunge into chaos at any moment. In fact, even the ultra-liberal Adam Smith Institute of Great Britain had to admit in a report published today, that the global financial system is an “accident waiting to happen,” and that the so-called stress tests of the banks are a fraud which are covering up the fact that the banks today are leveraged far more than they were a decade ago, right before the 2007-2008 blowout.

The British Empire decidedly does not want the New Silk Road idea on the table as an alternative, as their financial system goes down in flames.

Then, if you are London, you definitely have to worry about what President Trump might do on his upcoming November trip to Asia, where he is scheduled to meet with China’s President Xi Jinping, and will come in personal contact with other world leaders—including Russia’s Vladimir Putin—at the ASEAN and APEC summit meetings. All of London’s efforts to tar and feather Trump have failed so far: as Politico noted in an article headlined “Teflon Donald Trump,” “Democrats have attacked the president every which way, but polling and focus groups show none of it’s working.” It seems normal Americans are not as stupid as the British would like, and still want skilled jobs, serious investment in infrastructure, and cooperation with other nations to achieve those results—policies which Trump promised voters, but has yet to deliver on.

As Helga Zepp-LaRouche emphasized in discussions with colleagues yesterday (see the German language video linked above), what the British, Wall Street, and the European Union are offering people on both sides of the Atlantic, is only to stick to the existing rules and standards of the financial system, but that is “all built on sand.” It amounts to nothing more than keeping the speculative bubble intact, and to ensure there is no cooperation with China’s Belt and Road Initiative. But with every day that passes, that New Silk Road and its win-win approach to global relations, and the prospect of real investment in great infrastructure projects, becomes more and more attractive.

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