Monday, October 21, 2019

Keiser Report: Is US really a 3{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} GDP economy? (E1119)

from RT:

In the second half, Max interviews Mish Shedlock of MishTalk.com about the latest in US financial markets and data: Is it really a 3{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} GDP economy?

Black Magic: Satanists Rule The World, Not Politicians, Bankers Or Military Heads

by Makia Freeman, The Sleuth Journal:

Black magic is the force that rules the world, so it is the Satanic black magicians which constitute the true controllers of the world – at least in the human earthly realm. The Satanic black magicians pull the strings, not politicians, corporate bosses, military heads, intelligence chiefs or even international bankers – although they also hold many of those roles. The NWO (New World Order) elite fulfill a hidden role and an outer, more respectable public role. While many Satanic black magicians are also businessmen and bankers, their true ruling power comes from Satanism and the twisted use of humanity’s creative power (black magic), which they then use in their secular roles in society.

Symbols Rule the World

Remember the saying of the Chinese sage Lao-Tzu, who said that “symbols rule the world, not rules or laws”? Symbols communicate at a deeper level than words, because they are decoded by the right, intuitive brain, whereas words are decoded by the left, logical brain. Symbols are able to penetrate more deeply into our subconscious, which is why the elite are so obsessed with their occult corporate and governmental logos of red crosses, rising suns, all-seeing eyes, pyramids, 666, the rings of Saturn and inverted pentagrams (check out the work of Freeman who has done a great job exposing this). Words attempt to rule the world, but they can never be as powerful as symbols.

  What do these occult Illuminati symbols really mean? Find out here. Deciphered from Freemasonry and Kabbalah, Freeman puts all the puzzle pieces together.
What do these occult Illuminati symbols really mean? Find out here. Deciphered from Freemasonry and Kabbalah, Freeman puts all the puzzle pieces together.

Likewise, black magic rules the world. Governments and corporations attempt to rule the world, but they can never be as powerful as black magic.

Before looking at the evidence of elite use of black magic, it is worthwhile remembering a defining aspect of Satanism: the inversion of everything. Black is white, bad is good, wrong is right. This is why the inverted pentagram is such a popular Satanic symbol. George Orwell touched on this in 1984 when he wrote of the ruling class’ propaganda: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” Even mind control, developed by the Nazis first in Germany and later at the CIA, uses Satanic principles to confuse its victims, by telling them that pain is pleasure and pleasure is pain, and eventually breaking down victims so they can no longer distinguish between the two.

Bohemian Grove, Skull ‘n’ Bones and Other Secret Societies

  Elite figures talking at Bohemian Grove, before the black magic rituals. Note Nixon on the right, and Reagan on the left – at a time when he was not yet president.
Elite figures talking at Bohemian Grove, before the black magic rituals. Note Nixon on the right, and Reagan on the left – at a time when he was not yet president.

There are some secret societies which are mostly political and economic in nature, such as groups like the Trilateral Commission or the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), who go around convincing the world about the great benefits of globalization (the elite buzzword for centralization of power), global governance and free trade agreements like the TPP. There are others, however, whose purpose is shrouded in more mystery, but seem to involve black magic and Satanic ritual, such as the worshipping of dark gods/entities, the acting out of sexual orgies/fetishes and sacrifice, whether mock or real.

The Bohemian Club, located in San Francisco, is one such group. Every summer in the USA, many key figures of the US elite gather in the tall redwoods of northern California at Bohemian Grove. People such as Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Bush and other US presidents have attended. Alex Jones successfully infiltrated the Grove once, and was able to videotape one of the rituals that took place there, known as Cremation of Care, which involved hooded figures performing a mock sacrifice black magic ritual beneath a 40 foot owl.

Read More @ TheSleuthJournal.com

CHINA TO START A PETRO-YUAN BACKED BY GOLD

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

NORTH KOREA FIRES A HYDROGEN BOMB TEST/GOLD RISES TO $1339.65 FOR A GAIN OF $13.45 AND SILVER GAINS 14 CENTS UP TO $17.87/HURRICANE IRMA WILL BE A CATEGORY 5 STORM AND IT IS HEADING STRAIGHT FOR MIAMI

”It is difficult to talk to people who confuse Austria and Australia. But there is nothing we can do about this; this is the level of political culture among part of the American establishment. As for the American people, America is truly a great nation if the Americans can put up with so many politically uncivilized people.”

Vladimir Putin

GOLD: $1339.05 UP   $13.45

Silver: $17.87  UP 14 CENT(S)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1339.90

silver: $17.90

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: $1339.89 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1336.42

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $3.47

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1336.64

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1335.50

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$1.14

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1331.15

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1331.50

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1335.55

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. 1334.30 ???

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

 

 373 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

1,865,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 2918 for 14,590,000 oz

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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 AN SMALL BUT STEADY 798 contracts from 178,897 UP TO 179,695 WITH THE GOOD SIZED GAIN IN PRICE THAT SILVER UNDERTOOK WITH  FRIDAY’S TRADING (UP 22 CENTS). WE NOW HAVE MORE NEWBIE LONGS ENTER THE SILVER CASINO WITH NO SILVER LONGS EXITING FOR EFP’S. THE BANKERS ARE STILL LOATHE TO SUPPLY THE SHORT PAPER IN TOTAL CONTRAST TO 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.  0.898 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 128{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT MAY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 373 NOTICE(S) FOR 1,865,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest ROSE BY A GOOD SIZED 5372 CONTRACTS WITH THE RISE  in price of gold ($8.65 GAIN YESTERDAY). The new OI for the gold complex rests at 555,543.

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.  AS SOON AS FRIDAY’S JOB REPORT WAS ANNOUNCED AS A DUD, THIS ENCOURAGED  MORE NEWBIE LONGS WHO BECAME 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 ($8.65). THE COMMERCIALS SUPPLIED THE NECESSARY SHORT PAPER. 

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 a huge  changes in gold inventory: a massive deposit of 14.78 tonnes

Inventory rests tonight: 831.21 tonnes

IN THE LAST 36 TRADING DAYS: GLD SHEDS 5.76 TONNES YET GOLD IS HIGHER BY $105.70 .

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 798 contracts from 178,897 UP TO 179,695 (AND now A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) WITH FRIDAY’S 22 CENT GAIN IN TRADING. SILVER RESPONDED LIKE GOLD TO THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE.  NEWBIE LONGS TOOK COMFORT IN THE POOR JOBS REPORT TO PILE INTO THE SILVER ARENA. THE BANKERS HOWEVER ARE STILL LOATHE TO SUPPLY THE NECESSARY SHORT PAPER. OLDER SPECS EXITED WITH A NICE PROFIT .

RESULT:  A  HIGHER OI AT THE COMEX WITH THE INCREASE IN PRICE OF 22 CENTS.  BANKERS REFUSE TO SUPPLY THE SHORT PAPER AND ARE TRYING TO GET OUT OF THEIR SHORTFALL 

(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 MONDAY night/TUESDAY morning: Shanghai closed UP 4.73 POINTS OR 0.14{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED UP 1.09 POINTS OR 0.01{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/ The Nikkei closed DOWN 122.44 POINTS OR 0.63{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.07{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed UP at 6.5490/Oil UP to 47.90 dollars per barrel for WTI and 52.59 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED MIXED/ TO GREEN. Offshore yuan trades  6.5540 yuan to the dollar vs 6.5490 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

Driverless Vehicles Powered by Artificial Intelligence

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from BATR:

The joy of driving was once an important part of the American Dream. Take to the open roads meant freedom and adventure. The utilitarian objective of moving from one place to another just does not seem to possess the same romance. As with all reminiscences of the past, the lingering memories like to keep the good times close and block out the troubles when possible. This same trait can be applied to the distinctly national love affair with the auto. But as with all things, times move on and many in the tech community believe that the next advancement in land travel will come from an AI revolution.

Motor vehicle manufacturers and the oil industry that fuels them became a large part of creating the Big Business model. Money was to be made. Names like Ford and Firestone rubbed shoulders with the likes of Rockefeller. Today, the stable of electric and hybrids appeal less to the muscle power consumers who value horsepower, than to the save the planet believers, who are less concerned about cost per mile.

Such a dilemma is being transformed by the programming of software that is being designed to take the thinking out of driving. Some may say that there is very little aptitude in the passing lane at this point anyways and that the promise of an autobahn with a Google hangouts plugin would enhance the gaming experience in transit.

Well, so much for controlling the direction where the rubber meets the road, the jumbo tech giants smell money all over this twenty-first century bonanza. When the Washington Post reported, in Google’s artificial intelligence breakthrough may have a huge impact on self-driving cars and much more; “Google researchers have created an algorithm that has a human-like ability to learn, marking a significant breakthrough in the field of artificial intelligence”, the part timers over at Uber were just given notice.

“A more appealing solution for Google would be for the car to develop a level of intelligence that’s so high, it wouldn’t need those preloaded maps. It could simply scan roads in front of it, and teach itself how to drive anywhere.”

In another account, this from Breitbart, Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs in 2015, the Singularity by 2030.,”Several companies are testing self-driving cars, and they’re expected to be available commercially by 2020.” That’s just around the corner and it looks you will not have to stop to make a “right” turn.

So what are the economics from this brave new world?

It’s No Myth: Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Erase Jobs in Nearly Every Industry, predicts that “Manufacturing will be returning to U.S. shores with robots doing the job of Chinese workers; American carmakers will be mass-producing self-driving electric vehicles”, but will also bring about “The first large wave of unemployment will be caused by self-driving cars. These will provide tremendous benefit by eliminating traffic accidents and congestion, making commuting time more productive, and reducing energy usage. But they will eliminate the jobs of millions of taxi and truck drivers and delivery people.”

Xconomy, from the San Francisco Bay area offers this analysis.

“So far most conversations around self-driving cars focus on personal vehicles. It’s unlikely we’ll take a fully autonomous car for our daily commute for quite a few years, but commercial trucking will see self-driving vehicles emerge far sooner. One company, Peloton, is already making this a reality. Long haul trucking is an easier technical challenge because interstates are generally straight lines, well-marked, digitally mapped in high definition, and generally free of pedestrians, bicycles, and other random obstacles; and the economic productivity of trucks can justify substantial investment in sophisticated cameras, sensors, and computers needed for autopilot systems. The economic need for autonomous trucks is huge due to the high cost and shortage of drivers, regulatory limits on driving time, and the fuel efficiency gained from convoys travelling close together in peloton formation.”

Lastly, from the respective McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm – Ten ways autonomous driving could redefine the automotive world. The entire descriptions can be read on their site.

1.    Industrial fleets lead the way

2.    Car OEMs face a decision

3.    New mobility models emerge

4.    The car-service landscape changes

5.    Car insurers might shift their business model

6.    Companies could reshape their supply chains

7.    Drivers have more time for everything

8.    Parking becomes easier

9.    Accident rates drop

10.  AVs accelerate robotics development for consumer applications

The economic dislocations can be earth shattering. However, the buggy makers in this round of the transpiration technology interchange just does not seem to promise the same employment uplifting that Henry Ford’s accomplished with his THE FIVE-DOLLAR DAY—JUMP-STARTING THE MIDDLE CLASS.

Well, when in doubt just go to a Starbucks and order an iced caramel macchiato. You might even get change. Is this the kind of benefit consumers could expect from having “more time for everything”?

Read More @ BATR.org

Message for Progressive Left: ‘If You Want to See Real Nazis, Come to Ukraine’

from 21st Century Wire:

Ever since last month, the US media and the left wing politicians have been up in arm about alleged “rise of Nazism in America.” By now, the coverage has been incessant and beyond hysterical, as pundits and ‘antifascist’ activists claim that a viable white supremacistmovement is threatening to take over the country – which is a media-driven alternative reality. 

What the America’s liberal mainstream media establishment will not mention is the US government’s own role, particularly that of the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton’s State Department (and funded by her campaign financier George Soros) in helping to fuel the scourge of Nazism in eastern Europe, in the Ukraine.

Likewise, Republicans and so-called ‘conservatives’ will not want to mention party luminary Senator John McCain’s own personal role in promoting Ukraine’s Far Right parties and helping shoe-horn them into power in 2014 after a successful US-backed coup d’etat and putsch, and the disastrous junta which has followed.

The following open letter was posted by Aleksandr Gontar from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, skillfully articulates the current farce in the United States and the feigned righteous indignation from the progressive left over the recent staged political altercation in Charlottesville, Virginia…

I always considered myself as a person with left-wing views, but looking at what is happening in the US I can’t escape the thought that the American left, in its majority, is the dumbest and most useless “comrade” on the planet. As a minimum, to profess liberal views and at the same time to call oneself “leftist” is a bit silly.

The desperate fight of American comrades against “Nazis” in general is comical. They are shocked by a torchlight procession in Charlottesville, while regular torch processions in the capital of Ukraine, which they so fervently support in its “fight for democracy”, don’t shock them. I speak as well about simple red-blue rainbow plankton, as well as about the famous “fighters” against oppression a la Tom Morello (whom I respect as a musician) and other celebrities, cosplaying Che Guevara with a red star on the cap. “A nightmare, Nazis are in America! They hoisted the colors of the confederates and shaved their heads! OH MY GOD”. American “Nazis” are the same clowns as American “anti- fascists”, by the way.

Kids, come into The Ukraine, we will show you Nazis. Real ones. Who kill people… kill massively, proceeding from the racial theory. They kill in savage ways like the SS did in the 40’s. We will show you a whole State that erects monuments to the ideologists and performers of the Holocaust, of Jewish riots, of the genocide of Poles. Who sweep away monuments to the liberators of mankind from Nazism. A State with a Nazi “Ministry of Truth,” repressions against dissent, promotion of racial hatred in schools, on TV, in children’s books. A State in which the Ministry of Internal Affairs supervises a website that incites the committing of murder of unreliable citizens, openly publishing all their personal information as well as members of their families.

So, when you will have such things in America, we will talk. When you have, instead of a car crashing into a crowd of anti-fascists, these anti-fascists like cattle are herded into the local House of Trade Unions and will be burned with Molotov cocktails (finishing off with steel poles those who try to escape), when the FBI creates a website on which it will publish the addresses of those who criticize Trump and the White Race, and the organized alt-right will start to go to these addresses, who, after your murder, will be called “patriots” and will be released, so then we will believe in your whining about Nazis.

And for now, suck on it, Mr American anti-fascists.

This letter was originally published at Stalker Zone, translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard.

Read the rest @ 21stCenturyWire.com

Google is the Master Spy of the Intelligence Community

from BATR:

Is there anyone on the planet that does not have their personal lives exposed to the data collection behemoth of the corporatist and government partnership? Google was developed with and under the intelligence funding of the deep state. The marvel of a premier digital search engine was welcomed as a tremendous achievement by everyone who longed for a definitive method to secure access to sites that reflected market or research results. Few companies names become synonymous with the product or service provided. Who does not refer to making a copy reproduction as Xerox the document? Likewise, as a pure commercial function, Google defined the designation for internet searches. Fast forward to the current state of draconian governance. What stands out is that the systematic rewriting of history and access to a free exchange of ideas and questioning, has been supplanted by an approved filter with limited options.

In order to appreciate just how information seekers have been corralled into the pens of sheeple dipping now produces a “PC” alternate identity in order to be part of society.  Optimally such changes should have made people’s lives much better than before but in fact people’s existence is really worse in many ways.  

Wikileaks Julian Assange argues in Google Is Not What It Seems that “long before company founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin hired Schmidt in 2001, their initial research upon which Google was based had been partly funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).”

“In 2003 the US National Security Agency (NSA) had already started systematically violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) under its director General Michael Hayden.These were the days of the “Total Information Awareness” program. Before PRISM was ever dreamed of, under orders from the Bush White House the NSA was already aiming to “collect it all, sniff it all, know it all, process it all, exploit it all.” During the same period, Google—whose publicly declared corporate mission is to collect and “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”—was accepting NSA money to the tune of $2 million to provide the agency with search tools for its rapidly accreting hoard of stolen knowledge.”

Nafeez Ahmed writes in Part I of the report, How the CIA made Google – Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet. He provides extensive documentation to substantiate his expose.

“In reality, Google is a smokescreen behind which lurks the US military-industrial complex.

The inside story of Google’s rise, revealed here for the first time, opens a can of worms that goes far beyond Google, unexpectedly shining a light on the existence of a parasitical network driving the evolution of the US national security apparatus, and profiting obscenely from its operation.”

Now this connection with the elements of the omnipotent surveillance state might appear to be a conclusion of a conspiracy theorist. However, for those who still adhere to factual analysis and truthful corroboration, the disintegration of neutrality towards free speech is so well established that Google can no longer maintain that they are a trusted custodian of the unrestricted flow and ongoing stream of the first edition version for history.  

Dave Hodges in GOOGLE WILL SOON BE THE PURVEYOR OF ALL INFORMATION, warns that even the Liberal Outlets are Under Attack. He lists a sample of what Google is doing to the traffic on these leftist sites.

* alternet.org fell by 63 percent

* globalresearch.ca fell by 62 percent

* consortiumnews.com fell by 47 percent

* mediamatters.org fell by 42 percent

* commondreams.org fell by 37 percent

* internationalviewpoint.org fell by 36 percent

* democracynow.org fell by 36 percent

* wikileaks.org fell by 30 percent

* truth-out.org fell by 25 percent

* counterpunch.org fell by 21 percent

* theintercept.com fell by 19 percent

Why would Google want to see the volume of such well established brands shrink in presence when their own ad revenues would suffer? Leave it the UK press to help provide an answer in DOWN THE ‘TUBEYouTube accused of CENSORSHIP over their controversial new bid to ‘limit’ access to videos. Ask yourself, what is censorship? Submit it is an attempt to strain out the critical and only maintain the party line of the spooks who are only concerned with perfecting their control over the social order.

For those who depend upon honest ranking of their internet sites within Google searches, the alarm bells are going off in every corner of the web. Even the most powerful publishers are in danger of Google extortion as cited in “Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like – I Know Because It Happened To Me”.

Read the rest @ BATR.org

WHY are banks Too Big to Fail & Too Big To Jail

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by Martin Armstron, Armstrong Economics:

There is something much more sinister going on behind the curtain. I have warned that you really are taking your life in your hands doing business in New York City with a bank because NOBODY ever wins against the bankers no matter what they do. This begs the question about why are banks paying huge fines, yet nobody goes to jail, and there is never a trial while class action suits are summarily dismissed? Something is seriously wrong here. To discover the answer, as always, just follow the money!

Back in 2003, Judge Milton Pollack dismissed two class action suits against Merrill Lynch for putting out bogus research during the DOT.COM Bubble after the investment bank plead guilty and paid huge fines. Judge Pollack wrote a 43 page decision protecting banks even when they produce intentional fake research. The judge said that investors were eager to take that risk and were to blame for their own losses. Pollack then dismissed another 25 lawsuits against the bankers. Similarly, another judge dismissed suits against Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. Why is it impossible to sue the bankers in America where justice is supposed to exist for all?

So why are the banks paying huge fines but then nobody can sue them? An inside source coming from a lawyer who worked internally at a bank, explained that the New York Attorney General simply walks into his office and informs them they will hand over $1.2 billion in fines and he does not care about defenses or the rule of law. It is plain criminal extortion.  The bankers pay these fines because they cannot afford to go to trial and lose for then class action lawsuits from depositors and shareholders will bury the institution. So the judges are in on the scam and class action lawsuits are dismissed with absurd reasoning and the government makes billions in the process. Hence this corruption (1) leads to too big to jail and (2) it merely encourages bankers to do whatever they desire knowing they will pay a small percentage of what they make.

Read More @ ArmstrongEconomics.com

United Nations Military Vehicles Hiding In Maryland; Stored or Ready For Action?

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from Stock Board Asset:

A disturbing United Nations Military Unit with armored vehicles and support vehicles is hiding in Hagerstown, Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C..

Smoke Pours from Russian Consulate as Secrets Burn – Firemen Rush to Scene

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from Russia Insider:

Russian diplomats began torching evidence shortly after the US announced it would search the San Francisco premises with almost no advance warning.

Scroll to the bottom of the article for more great spy vs. spy hijinks from the RI archives. You won’t believe it!

Welp, it’s spy vs. spy in San Francisco, as the US spy-catchers, – that would be the FBI, as anyone watching ‘The Americans‘ will know – close in on their Russian prey.

Events took a comical turn when the Russians created so much smoke from incinerating golly-knows-what in the fireplace, usually the scene of cozy vodka sing-alongs, that alarmed neighbors called the fire department – who rushed to the scene.

But the embassy employees told the brave first responders they couldn’t come in, that everything was under control, just a little evidence destruction, all in a day’s work for Russia’s finest.

This mad scramble to clear out is not just because the US suddenly announced they were going to do a flash search, but also because the diplomats are getting kicked out on short notice – they have to be out by tomorrow, and were only given a couple days notice.

That’s not very diplomatic – they could have given a couple weeks notice at least.

  Drats, they got away again! Stan Beeman, the FBI agent who never notices the Russian spies right under his nose in ' The Americans '
Drats, they got away again! Stan Beeman, the FBI agent who never notices the Russian spies right under his nose in ‘ The Americans ‘

No doubt there was a lot of stuff that had to be torched, hard drives to be smashed and acid-washed Hillary-style, that sort of thing.  Zerohedge has some insight into the situation:

It remains to be determined if the NYT or the WaPo will report some time around 7pm on Friday, citing unnamed NSA/CIA/Deep State sources, that among the items burned were Donald Trump’s official KGB recruiting papers, videotapes of the president enjoying golden showers from Russian hookers and, of course, a first lien on the US granted to Vladimir Putin.

Read More @ Russia-Insider.,com

Washington is Lagging Behind in the Struggle Against ISIS on the Net

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by Vladimir Platov, New Eastern Outlook:

The power of the terrorist group known as ISIS over the hearts and minds of young people that are running the risk of become its militants has been declining on the daily basis. The influx of foreign recruits who come to Syria and Iraq to join the group has dropped from the record two thousand people a month to as little as fifty people a month. Upon the liberation of the cities that played the role of so-called “capitals” of this self-proclaimed caliphate, ISIS found itself unable to transform its poisonous religious ideology into a real geopolitical force.

But, as the experience of other terrorist groups shows, especially when we’re talking about the likes Al-Qaeda, even without a quasi state resembling a state, radical ideology can survive. Its ideologists and sponsors will just adjust their tactics in order to recruit new terrorist, while routinely planning new terrorist terrorist attacks that can strike terror in the hearts of the people across the world. Such attacks can wreak havoc by destabilizing sovereign state both within the region and across.

As of now, ISIS militants are developing their own social media capabilities in order to bypass the severe security measures introduced against them on all of the existing social platforms to maintain the level of propaganda it has been known for. This was announced last May at a security conference in London by the current director of Europol, Rob Wainwright.

Terrorists are constantly looking for new providers to ensure that their messages reach potential supporters. There is also a growing interest among radical militants in such platforms that do not require user authentication. Additionally, during a special operation conducted by Interpol last April a new platform was discovered, which was created by the terrorist themselves in order to spread propaganda and find new sponsors to finance their activities.

Apps like Telegram and WhatsApp remain the key tools that allow ISIS recruiting new members. It starts with propaganda – for example, videotapes with mutilated Syrian children, placed in social media. Then, in chat rooms that can only be accessed by invitation, those supporting ISIS argue about the ideology of radical Islam, discuss their tactics along with latest terrorist attacks carried out by the group, thus drawing newcomers deeper. When the “followers” are ready to move into action, they are invited to talk one-on-one with recruiters through encrypted chats.

Therefore, the problem of combating the use of the Internet by terrorist groups is among the most pressing challenges of today.

And it seems that Washington recognizes this fact, at least verbally. In November 2015, the head of the Pentagon, Ashton Carter, suggested the use of such methods as monitoring of social networks to counter ISIS propaganda. The mission was clear: to undermine the ability of this terrorist group to disseminate its messages, attract new militants and broadcast orders.

Back then the NSA would record all phone calls across the United States, including the number of the caller, the duration of the call and the actual conversation, in order to then try to “single out” those Americans that are suspected of terrorism.

However, the Pentagon’s WebOps program to counteract ISIS propaganda on the web has proven itself to be utterly ineffective, as it was reported by the Associated Press last January.

According to those who worked with within this structure, the management of the WebOps program is incompetent, which is kept in secret by the routine forging of reports. Both active and former employees of the program have provided the news agency with a handful of good examples of the situation within the Pentagon, noting that its employees don’t speak fluent Arabic and have pretty vague concepts about the nature of Islam. Four employees of the above mentioned confined that they personally saw numbers being distorted in reports in order to create an impression of a major success, which this program has little in common with.

The New York Times would go on:

“In general, there was some sense of disappointment in the overall ability for cyberoperations to land a major blow against ISIS,” or the Islamic State, said Joshua Geltzer, who was the senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council until March. “This is just much harder in practice than people think. It’s almost never as cool as getting into a system and thinking you’ll see things disappear for good.”
https://journal-neo.org/2017/09/03/washington-is-lagging-behind-in-the-struggle-against-isis-on-the-net/

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Christopher Columbus and the Falsification of History

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from Antonius Aquinas:

The Los Angeles City Council’s recent, crazed decision* to replace Christopher Columbus Day with one celebrating “indigenous peoples” can be traced to the falsification of history and denigration of European man which began in earnest in the 1960s throughout the educational establishment (from grade school through the universities), book publishing, and the print and electronic media.  It is amazing that, as of yet, the federal holiday commemorating the Genoese explorer’s world- changing voyage has not come under attack.  It is doubtful that in the current radicalized leftist ideological atmosphere, the national government’s recognition of Columbus will survive much longer.

Most of what has been taught about Christopher Columbus and his holy and heroic patroness has been distorted, lied about, and politicized for the advancement of leftist causes, the most important of which is the smearing of the great European men of the past and to ridicule their descendants’ pride in their glorious heritage.  The historical untruths have not stopped with Columbus and Queen Isabella, but are being spread about conditions of the pre-Columbian societies.

Instead of an idyllic land where the inhabitants lived in peace and harmony with one another until the evil, conquering white man appeared, life in the pre-Columbian Americas’ was, to say the least, quite grisly.  A recent archeological discovery in Mexico City of the ancient Aztec Empire shows again what most knew, prior to the onslaught of leftist historical revisionism, that human sacrifice was practiced on a large scale.**

Archeologists have found more than 650 skulls where human sacrifices were conducted at the site of Templo Mayor, which was one of the primary temples of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan.  The new find substantiates the description of Andres de Tapia, a Spanish soldier who accompanied conquistador Hernan Cortes in 1521, and his account of the discovery of tens of thousands of skulls which were in the temple that became known as Huey Tzompantli.  The number of skulls must have been vast for they “struck fear” in the hearty and seasoned Spanish explorers.

A depiction of human sacrifice in Mesoamerica

That the Spanish immediately ended this hellish practice is not much spoken about by history professors in their lectures to their gullible students, nor did the Los Angeles City Council refer to the satanic ritual during their announcement.  Such inconvenient facts do not fit the liberal paradigm of the evil, marauding conquistadors subjugating the innocent Mesoamerican peoples to Spanish rule.  Nor will there be much mention that Columbus’ discovery brought civilization to the pagans and more importantly – and horrifically for the politically-correct – Christianity to the indigenous peoples and a chance for eternal salvation.

The takedown of Columbus is also a swipe at the figure who made his exploits altogether possible.  For Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand’s underwriting of the great Genoese Admiral’s voyage came only after they had completed their sacred mission of ridding the Iberian Peninsula of the dreaded Moors.  Once accomplished, the Queen fulfilled her promise to finance Columbus.  It has been contended by some scholars that the discovery of the New World under Spanish auspices was a reward by Divine Providence for the freeing of Spain of the Mohammedan menace.

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THE UNLIKELY JIHADI

by Trevor Aaronson, The Intercept:

The FBI Pressured a Lonely Young Man Into a Bomb Plot. He Tried to Back Out. Now He’s Serving Life in Prison.

HARLEM SUAREZ WAS an unlikely jihadi.

When he was born in Cuba, Suarez had blue skin. His fragile brain had been deprived of oxygen, a tragedy his family points to in explaining his lifelong social and intellectual challenges. As a child, Suarez also suffered several significant head injuries, including being struck by a brick and falling off motorcycles without a helmet on. His parents brought him to Key West, Florida, in 2004, when he was 12 years old. He struggled in the public education system and dropped out of high school. He then took odd jobs in Key West — stocking store shelves, cleaning up restaurants, working in kitchens. Even after more than a decade in the United States, he spoke English without confidence.

In 2015, seeing reports about the Islamic State on cable news, Suarez became intrigued by the terrorist group, he explained to an FBI informant. He was 23 years old at the time and still living in Key West. He was slender and fit, with tattoos covering his chest, stomach, and arms. He wore his brown hair cropped close to his scalp, and a goatee covered the bottom of his chin.

Suarez began to identify as Muslim and gave himself an Arabic name: Almlak Alaswd, which translates to “dark angel.” He said he wanted to be part of ISIS, but he knew little about the group or its rival organizations. He thought Osama bin Laden had founded ISIS, and he admitted to an FBI informant that he didn’t know what Hamas was or how the group was different from ISIS.

Suarez created a Facebook profile and began posting ISIS propaganda and videos. He seemed to be searching for ISIS members in his ignorant attempt to become one. Facebook had already taken down four of Suarez’s previous profiles for improper content; each time, Suarez just created a new one and continued to post ISIS material. His online activity attracted the FBI’s attention, and an agent in Miami asked a rookie informant named Mohammed Skaik to help determine if Suarez might be a threat.

 

A U.S. military officer in the inactive reserves, Skaik was born in the Middle East and moved to the U.S. at age 16. He was fluent in Arabic, his first language, and he spoke English with a flawless American accent. When the FBI recruited Skaik in late 2014, he was a research assistant at a Florida medical school, and he had ambitions to study to be a doctor. The FBI offered what was essentially a part-time gig posing online as a man sympathetic to and interested in ISIS.

Following FBI instructions, Skaik sent Suarez a Facebook friend request. “Hey, brother, can you add me, please?” Skaik wrote. “I have something extremely important to communicate to you.”

Suarez accepted the friend request. On his profile, Suarez said he lived in Miami. Skaik was just north in West Palm Beach, so not knowing that Suarez was actually in Key West, the informant assumed he and Suarez were practically neighbors.

“It’s good to see someone around here that lives nearby me,” Skaik wrote on Facebook. “A word of advice: I’ve been down your alley and got my accounts taken down numerous times. I would be very careful not to post things onto my account relating to my location. Just an advice from a brother to another. I hope to get to know you.”

Suarez replied by sending Skaik his cellphone number, and they began to exchange text messages. Suarez explained that he wasn’t in Miami but was instead “more down,” referring to the Florida Keys to the south.

“I have a car,” Skaik texted. “We can go to the mosque and train together.”

“I was trying to make timers bomb,” Suarez told him.

The message startled Skaik, he later told a jury. He didn’t anticipate that Suarez would so readily disclose his attempts to a build a bomb. Skaik sent a message to his FBI handler, and Suarez quickly became a priority. Within days, Skaik was making the four-hour drive to Key West. He and Suarez first met in the parking lot of Japanese steakhouse chain Benihana. Suarez drove up on a black and white Yamaha moped. He was wearing black sunglasses and a black, long-sleeve, button-down shirt. “How you doing?” Suarez said, greeting Skaik. Still seated on his moped, Suarez gave the informant a hug. “You really are driving a moped,” Skaik said with surprise.

He and Skaik walked to a wooded area near the Key West airport. Once they were in a secluded spot, Suarez opened his bag and showed off his equipment. He had two body armor vests. He had a handgun. “I show you one of these, brother,” he told Skaik, who secretly videotaped the encounter. “I’ve been getting ready, boy. This shit cost a lot of money.” He then pulled out an AR-15 assault rifle.

Suarez’s small arsenal seemed to confirm the FBI’s initial concerns. But there were also early indications that Suarez might have been more of an aimless big talker than a violent jihadi. He was not familiar with Dabiq, the ISIS magazine that had become essential reading for wannabe ISIS members, and he wasn’t watching ISIS propaganda videos on the dark web but instead on CNN. When the informant asked him how he communicated with people overseas, suggesting that encrypted methods would be most appropriate, Suarez was stumped and seemed to know nothing about encryption.

“Do you use, like, WhatsApp?” the FBI informant asked.

“Well, I use Facebook,” Suarez replied. “I was trying to use, um, how you call this thing — Tweeter?”

“Twitter,” Skaik corrected.

Suarez admitted that he didn’t have a plan of attack, and he also was under the impression that ISIS members had been flowing into the United States through the U.S.-Mexico border by the hundreds with the help of drug cartels. “We ain’t alone, you know?” he told Skaik with authority. “But it’s, it’s hard to find another of us, like — I don’t know why.”

Suarez’s research skills left a lot to be desired. He told the informant there wasn’t a mosque in Key West. (There was one, about 5 miles from his apartment.) And he seemed to know little about Islam. (“I heard that you cannot, you cannot, um, eat pork, right?” he asked Skaik.)

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