Monday, June 14, 2021

Why Every Government in the World Is Nervous About Bitcoin

by Justin Splitter, Casey Research:

The White House is watching bitcoin.

Germany’s central bank recently called it a “speculative plaything.”

The European Central Bank (ECB) thinks bitcoin is “a sort of tulip.”

The Royal Bank of India is telling people to avoid it like the plague.

I could go on and on.

My point is that every government in the world is nervous about bitcoin.

And they should be…

• Bitcoin is a direct threat to their monopoly on money…

That’s because, as regular readers know, bitcoin is unlike every paper currency on the planet.

It’s decentralized. This means it’s not controlled by any government or central bank.

That’s why many people, especially its early adopters, bought bitcoin. But that’s not the only thing that makes it special.

• The supply of bitcoin is predetermined…

It’s set to grow at a fixed rate over the next 123 years.

Not only that, the supply of new bitcoins that enter the economy is set to decrease by 50% every four years.

This will continue until the very last bitcoin is mined in 2140.

This practically ensures that bitcoin will become more valuable over time.

• Paper currencies are a much different story…

Governments can create them at will. They’ve been doing this since the dawn of time.

Of course, “money printing” comes at a steep price. Eventually, it destroys the value of paper money.

If unchecked, it can even render a currency completely worthless.

That’s why hundreds of paper currencies have failed throughout history.

• Unfortunately, central bankers have yet to learn their lesson…

They continue to print money by the boatload.

They do this to fund wars, entitlement programs, and a host of other bad ideas.

Because of this, practically every paper currency in the world is approaching its intrinsic value of zero. It’s one big race to the bottom.

I’m not just talking about the currencies of places like Zimbabwe and Venezuela, either.

• Major currencies are also in serious trouble…

That’s because the Federal Reserve, the ECB, and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) have been printing money with reckless abandon for nearly a decade.

In fact, they’ve created more than $12 trillion since the 2008 financial crisis.

Unfortunately, this money printing has done almost nothing for the “real economy.”

The U.S. economy, for one, is recovering at the slowest rate on record. Japan’s economy, on the other hand, has grown just 1% over the last 20 years.

About all these “stimulus” measures have done is rob everyday people of purchasing power.

Just look at the U.S. dollar.

It’s lost 97% of its value since 1913.

As if that weren’t bad enough, there’s nothing to stop the Fed from printing more money during the next financial crisis.

• Because of this, many people are losing faith in paper currencies…

…and turning to bitcoin.

It’s a big reason why bitcoin is up 1,937% over the last three years.

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UK Gov’t Exposed For Funding Terrorist “Councils,” “Police,” And “White Helmets”

by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post:

The BBC has recently surprised everyone with a rare act of journalism, exposing the UK government for funding terrorists in Syria through a foreign aid programme that has dished out millions of pounds of taxpayer money over the years. The money has been awarded to groups like Adam Smith International which is then funneled to the extremists. At the focus of the BBC article is the fact that taxpayer money has been provided to the Free Syrian Police, a police force operated by “rebel” councils.

While ASI argues that the FSP is an unarmed security force, an abundance of evidence demonstrates to the contrary as anyone who pays even a shred of attention to the Syrian crisis would already know. FSP is heavily armed, heavily sectarian, units of terror employed by units of terrorists. They are, in reality, simply more terrorists employed to control and oppress the people of Syria. Of this there is no doubt.

As BBC reports,

The government has suspended a foreign aid project after a BBC Panorama investigation found taxpayers’ cash was being diverted to extremists in Syria.

Officers from a UK-backed police force in Syria have also been working with courts carrying out brutal sentences.

A UK government spokesman said it takes allegations of co-operation with terrorist groups “extremely seriously”.

Adam Smith International, the British company running the project, said it strongly denies the allegations.

The Free Syrian Police (FSP) was set up following the uprising in Syria, to bring law and order to parts of the country that were controlled by opposition forces.

Adam Smith International (ASI) has been running the project since October 2014.

Britain was one of six donor countries paying for the project, which provides community policing to the rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Idlib and Daraa provinces.

It is intended to be an unarmed civilian police force, and not co-operate with extremist groups, but Panorama has found examples where that was not the case. Some of Panorama’s allegations against the project include:

  • Police cooperating with courts that carry out summary executions – including a case where two women were stoned to death
  • Police being paid in cash and then being forced to hand over funds to an extremist group controlling the area
  • Police officers being handpicked by an extremist group
  • Dead and fictitious people are on the police payroll

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced in April that the UK would commit a further £4 million to the UK-funded Access to Justice and Community Security (AJACS) scheme that supports the FSP.

BBC continues by pointing out the connections between the money provided to FSP as well as the connections between FSP and other terrorist groups like Nour al-Din al-Zinki. The report states,

Panorama has obtained ASI documents that show dead and fictitious people were on the police payroll.

One police station in Koknaya in Idlib province was supposed to be the base for 57 police officers. But the documents show that when ASI’s staff visited in September 2016, they couldn’t find a single officer.

ASI said officers were accounted for on subsequent visits. The company has now suspended the payment of all salaries at the Koknaya police station.

It said it had identified very few examples across Syria where deceased officers had remained on the salary list.

The documents also show how some police officers in Aleppo province were forced to hand over cash to the extremist group – Nour al-Din al-Zinki – in control of the area.

The Nour al-Din al-Zinki Movement has been linked to atrocities including the beheading of a young prisoner in 2016.

An ASI report from July 2016 warned that 20% of all police salaries were being handed over “to pay for the military and security support that Zinki provides to the five FSP stations located areas under its control”.

As well as handing over a cut of British aid money to Zinki, the police had also worked with a Zinki court “by writing up warrants, delivering notices, and turning criminals over to the court”.
. . . . .

The police cooperation has continued despite allegations of torture and summary executions involving the court at al-Qasimiyeh.

Tory MP Crispin Blunt, former chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said the FSP should not be supporting extremist courts.

He said: “You’ve got people being sentenced to death for homosexuality.

“Clearly that is completely and utterly unacceptable by any standard and the idea that British taxpayers’ money was associated with that would of course be wholly abhorrent.”
. . . . .

Panorama also discovered that the Free Syrian Police provided support for courts run by the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda – Jabhat al-Nusra – which handed out extreme punishments.

Police officers were present when two women were stoned to death near Sarmin in December 2014. Sources have told Panorama the officers closed the road so that the execution could take place.

ASI says the police officers who attended the stoning were not formally under FSP control and have since been removed.

Panorama has also seen evidence that al-Nusra handpicked police officers in two stations in Idlib province.

ASI says that the officers imposed by al-Nusra were detected in under two months and that payments to the station were then stopped.

BBC’S “Journalism” Was Done Nearly A Year Ago By Independent Media

To be clear, the report of the UK funding of the terrorist Free Syrian Police was work that was already done in January of 2017 by Vanessa Beeley of 21st Century Wire. Her article, “The ‘Free Syrian Police’ Made In The UK – Vanessa Beeley Exposes West’s Shadow State Project,” contained an interview with Mike Robinson and Brian Gerrish of UK Column regarding the FSP founders and the media moves to highlight the role of the FSP in the Nusra Front, ISIS, and other terrorist-occupied, region of Idlib. Still, better late than never, BBC.

However, there is much more to the story than what is being covered by the BBC. Nowhere in the BBC Panorama report is there anything incriminating the White Helmets and their own connections to the Free Syrian Police, the blatant connections of these groups to terrorists (i.e. terrorist leaders of White Helmets, FSP, etc.), recent or current atrocities committed by FSP and White Helmets, or the muddied waters of terrorist groups’ name changes so that it is more difficult to pinpoint in general terms Western support for terrorism in Syria. Thus, what BBC is doing cannot be called investigative journalism (since the investigation and the journalism was already done nearly a year ago), it is a whitewash designed to conceal the nature of the UK’s true involvement in the war on Syria, it’s funding and support of terrorism, and the reality that the White Helmets themselves are nothing more than terrorists.

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The BRI and the Dialogue of Cultures: The Highest Expression of Each Culture

by Harley Schlanger, Rogue Money:

For all the centuries up to now, from the earliest manifestations of human civilization, tribes, ethnic groups, nations or alliances of nations have pursued their self-perceived interests by various means—by negotiations, by diplomacy, and if this did not work out, by armed conflict and war. Geopolitics—the idea that a nation or group of nations has the right to pursue their interest against another group of nations—has led to two World Wars in the Twentieth Century.

It should be obvious to anyone, that in the age of thermonuclear weapons, war can no longer be a method of settling conflicts, if we as a human species are not to bring about our own annihilation. Humanity is distinct from all other species known in the universe so far, in that we are capable of creative reason. This means that we, unlike the animal species, can consciously change our mode of our existence, continuously discover new universal principles in science and culture, and develop a deeper and more profound knowledge about the physical universe, of which we are the most important part. So in a certain sense it is lawful that mankind would come up with the idea of how to overcome geopolitics, and establish a system of self-governance, which would guarantee the long-term survivability of humanity.

The concept of a “community of a shared future of mankind” presented by President Xi Jinping, is exactly that idea. By placing the notion of the one single mankind, defined from the standpoint of our common future, as the reference point for how to think about political, economic, social and cultural issues, President Xi has established a higher level of reason, a conceptual basis for a peace order throughout the planet. It is no coincidence that the concept for an entirely new paradigm in human history would come from China, as it is coherent with the 2,500 year-old Confucian tradition.

The economic dimension of this idea is expressed in the Belt and Road Initiative, the New Silk Road proposal which Xi presented in September 2013 in Kazakhstan. In the very short period of four years, this initiative for “win-win” cooperation has become the largest infrastructure program in history, developing six large economic corridors, numerous rail lines in Eurasia and Africa, ports, airports, industrial parks, power projects, water management, etc., with more than 70 countries participating. It is now twelve times bigger than the Marshall Plan in Europe in the reconstruction period after World War II, and it is open-ended. In Africa the “New Silk Road Spirit” has completely changed the outlook of the participating countries. For the first time after centuries of suffering from colonial oppression and a lack of financing, now, because of Chinese investments there is the perspective of overcoming poverty and underdevelopment in the near future. This has created an unprecedented sense of optimism.

At the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xi defined the goal for China to become by the year 2050 “a strong, democratic, civilized, harmonious and beautiful country;” he defined the goal of politics to be creating a better and happier life for the people; he called on the people of all countries to work together to build a community of shared future for mankind—to build an open, inclusive, clean, and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity. Shortly after this remarkable event, the extremely successful state visit of U.S. President Trump to China signified a historic step in the effort to reach this goal.

With this global perspective for the next 33 years, President Xi Jinping put a vision on the agenda, which has inspired many people in many countries, especially in the developing sector, with an unprecedented spark of optimism. The response by some politicians in some Western countries, and by the mainstream media, has ranged from complete censorship of what President Xi actually said, to the wildest falsehoods concerning the real motives behind China’s BRI policy. Some went so far as to say that China’s policy represents a threat to the liberal order of the West. Does that mean that the idea of building a harmonious world, in which all nations can work together for the common aims of humanity, is a utopia, a dream, that can never become a reality?

I believe that the universal history of mankind can provide the answer to that question, because it shows that there are some profound characteristics, involving the ideal of the highest humanity, which are shared by the most noble expressions of different cultures. There is an amazing similarity among some of the most outstanding thinkers, who, coming from completely different cultural backgrounds, nevertheless come to the same insights into the nature of man and the purpose of mankind’s existence. These philosophers, poets, and scientists have in common a fundamental optimism about the role of human beings in the universe, realizing that human creativity is itself a power in the further development of the physical universe, and that there is a cohesion between the harmonic development of all human mental and spiritual capacities, with the harmonious development of the state, as well as of states with each other, and also with the laws of the Cosmos.

In China, this image of man and harmony in the state and among states is associated foremost with Confucius and his 2,500 year-old tradition in Chinese culture, which accounts, in my view, for the gist of what is generally called “socialism with Chinese characteristics.” Confucius has an image of man that perceives man as fundamentally good, with the obligation to tirelessly improve himself intellectually and morally, which he can do by exerting his inner will-power, and in aesthetical education through poetry, classical music and certain other arts. If the individuals develop themselves to become ”junzi,” there can be harmonious development in the family. If the government is run by junzi, the common good prospers.

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News anchor on night of Vegas massacre: I have confirmed through a police source that there were two suspects with high-powered weapons

by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:

‘Police source’ confirms there was more than one shooter with a ‘high-powered’ weapon who acted on the night of the Las Vegas Massacre

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — KSNV 3 News anchor Gerald Ramalho told viewers on the night of the massacre that he confirmed through a police source that there were, in fact, two shooters who fired their high-powered weapons into a crowd of thousands of people who were attending the Jason Aldean concert across the street from the Mandalay Bay.

The news confirming two shooters was reported at 11 p.m. local time and was buried shortly after with no apparent explanation or retraction.

“I have confirmed through a police source that there are two suspects with high-powered weapons,” the anchor reported. “They had some sort of high-ground position and they were firing on the crowd which was attending that Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.”

Additionally, the Ramalho reported that Mandalay Bay had active shooter SWAT teams in the property who were clearing floors of the hotel and casino at the time and said that many the guests and employees of the Mandalay Bay were spotted on the roof.

Ramalho’s report is like a scene out of the 1988 film “Die Hard” starring Bruce Willis! Remember? I will provide a clip to refresh your memory.

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Coverup? Alabama Supreme Court Blocks Lower Court Order To Preserve Senate Election Voting Records


by Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost:

Is there a coverup going on in the Alabama Senate election that took place on Tuesday?

On Monday, it was reported that Montgomery County Circuit Judge Roman Ashley Shaul issued an injunction in response to a lawsuit in which four Alabama voters argued that the state must save the records under state and federal law.

“All counties employing digital ballot scanners in the Dec. 12, 2017 election are hereby ordered to set their voting machines to save all processed images in order to preserve all digital ballot images,” Judge Shaul wrote in the order.

“After hearing arguments and reviewing the filings, it appears that Plaintiffs and similarly situated voters would suffer irreparable and immediate harm if digital ballot images are not preserved,” the order stated.

Temporary Restraining Order by Connor Sheets on Scribd

“[The images] need to be preserved at least six months under the statute,” Priscilla Duncan, attorney for the plaintiffs, told Monday afternoon. “They are being told at this point to preserve all digital ballot records.”

Duncan went on to expound on why the digital records were so important to preserve.

“People think that when they mark the ballots and they go into the machine that that’s what counted,” she said. “But it’s not, the paper ballot is not what’s counted. That ballot is scanned and they destroy [the ballots] after the election … If there’s ever an election challenge you need to have what was actually counted.”

Duncan claims that once the hard copy paper ballots are scanned, that is what is counted and that after the digital records are destroyed, there is no way to go back and recount.

She also told, “The Department of Homeland Security notified our Secretary of State here that Alabama is one of the 21 states that had been targeting for hacking of election systems.”

However, late Monday evening, updated the story to reflect that the Alabama Supreme Court was blocking Judge Shaul’s order.

Late Monday night, the Alabama Supreme Court stayed the Montgomery County Circuit Court’s order earlier that day directing Alabama election officials to preserve digital ballot images during Tuesday’s Senate election.

And who was behind challenging the order to preserve those records?  None other than Alabama’s chief election official, the secretary of state, John Merrill.

The Guardian reported:

Voting rights experts denounced the ruling as a blow to transparency in a state that already has a flawed vote recount procedure and a somewhat checkered history of questionable election outcomes that the state’s senior officials and courts have allowed to go unchallenged. “There’s no legitimate reason not to preserve ballot images,” said Christopher Sautter, a veteran Washington election lawyer who helped the plaintiffs in the case. “It’s neither expensive nor inconvenient. It amounts to flipping a switch.”

Priscilla Duncan, the lead plaintiff in the case, noted with some amazement that the secretary of state’s protest was lodged with the supreme court at 4.38pm and the justices came back with their ruling at 5.18pm. “It’s just unbelievable that they examined the pleadings and got eight judges to concur in half an hour on a Monday afternoon,” she said.

“We have reason to believe those machines can be compromised. Whether intentionally or through error, there can be some false results, and there have been some tests around the country where there have been some rather sizeable discrepancies.” Theoretically, election officials could go back to the paper ballots as cast by the voters and recount them by hand – a method that many voting rights advocates believe to be the most reliable.

But Alabama law does not provide for such manual recounts, only a machine recount of the digital images that are taken at the time each ballot is cast. If those images are then destroyed, there is no easy way to verify that they were read and counted correctly.

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FBI Texts Reveal “Insurance Policy” To Prevent Trump Presidency

from ZeroHedge:

The lead FBI official at the heart of the rapidly unraveling Trump-Russia probe sent a text message to his FBI mistress last year which discusses some sort of ‘insurance policy’ against Donald Trump becoming president.

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.” writes FBI counterintelligence officer Peter Strzok to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an extramarital affair while spearheading both the Clinton email inquiry and the early Trump-Russia probe, adding “It’s like a life insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.” 

  Peter Strzok and Lisa Page
Peter Strzok and Lisa Page

Clearly Lisa Page thought there was no way Trump would win during a conversation in then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s office, yet Strzok clearly states to Page that he “can’t take that risk” in the “unlikely event” Trump was elected, and that an insurance policy of some type existed to presumably undermine Trump. If this is the case, it would constitute an active measure taken by the FBI against one candidate for US President, while aiding the other. 

The text message which references an “insurance policy” is all the more controversial when you consider another exchange in which Peter Strzok says “I am riled up. Trump is a f*cking idiot, is unable to provide a coherrent answer,” and “I CAN’T PULL AWAY, WHAY THE F*CK HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY (redacted)??!?!”

Page responds “I don’t know, But we’ll get it back. …”

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by Jerome Corsi, Infowars:

Government computers illegally hacked Hawaii Dept. of Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. – has learned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigators had discovered bombshell evidence that the CIA and or other government entities illegally hacked into Hawaii Department of Health records searching for birth records on Barack Obama.

According to information received by the investigators, the government breaches began on Nov. 14, 2008, just after Obama won his first presidential election, and continued until Jan. 12, 2011, three months before the White House released a computer version of what President Obama claimed was his authentic “Long-Form Birth Certificate” from 1961.

Michael Zullo, formerly the commander and chief investigator of the Cold Case Posse (CCP), a special investigative group created in 2006 in the office of Joseph M. Arpaio, formerly the sheriff in Maricopa County, an Arizona State Certified Law Enforcement Agency, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, provided sections of an electronic surveillance database created by whistleblower, Dennis Montgomery, in 2013.


The electronic surveillance database, provided to Zullo in late 2013  by a then-confidential informant, Dennis Montgomery, working with the sheriff’s office  was apparently created by the NSA as part of the NSA’s illegal and unconstitutional Project Dragnet electronic surveillance of U.S. citizens, first revealed by news reports published in 2005, as further documented by the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013.

As reported in June, the decision of a federal court to take the case of former contractor Dennis Montgomery advances the story reported in March that the National Security Agency illegally conducted surveillance of potentially millions of citizens for years, with a database that suggests both Donald J. Trump and Alex Jones were under unauthorized government monitoring.

Represented by well-known conservative attorney Larry Klayman, Montgomery ultimately turned over to the FBI 47 hard drives including information he supplied to Zullo concerning Obama’s fraudulent birth certificate and highly classified information he had removed from the NSA.

 As reported by Circa on June 6, 2017, Montgomery divulged to the FBI “a pattern and practice of conducting illegal, unconstitutional surveillance against millions of Americans, including prominent Americans such as the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen, and others such as Donald J. Trump, as well as Plaintiffs themselves.”

Montgomery and Klayman are now involved in a federal lawsuit that Circa reported is being heard in U.S. District Court “by the same federal judge who has already ruled that some of the NSA’s collection of data on Americans violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, setting up an intriguing legal proceeding in the nation’s capital this summer.”

On Dec. 15, 2016, Arpaio and Zullo held a press conference releasing the results of a multiple-year forensic investigation concluding the computer image that Barack Obama released on April 27, 2011, of his alleged Long-Form Birth Certificate (LFBC) was a forgery.

The evidence Arpaio and Zullo have now released to strongly suggests the CIA played a role in the forgery.

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Could Central Banks Dump Gold in Favor of Bitcoin?

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

All of which brings us to the “crazy” idea of backing fiat currencies with cryptocurrencies, an idea I first floated back in 2013, long before the current crypto-craze emerged.

Exhibit One: here’s your typical central bank, creating trillions of units of currency every year, backed by nothing but trust in the authority of the government, created at the whim of a handful of people in a room and distributed to their cronies, or at the behest of their cronies.

And this is a “trustworthy” currency?

Exhibit Two: central banks can’t become insolvent, we’re told, because they can create as much currency as they want, whenever they want. And this is a “trustworthy” currency?

Exhibit three: and here’s what happens when trust in the currency is lost due to excessive currency issuance: the currency goes from 10 to the US dollar to 5,000 to $1 and then to 95,000 to $1, on its way to 2,000,000 to $1:

Yes, this was once a “trustworthy” currency.

While many people expect China to issue a gold-backed currency some day, they overlook the inconvenient reality that China is creating far more fiat currency than it is adding in gold reserves. They also overlook that gold-backed means nothing if the currency isn’t convertible into gold.

If it isn’t convertible, it isn’t gold-backed. Claiming there’s gold somewhere in a vault doesn’t make a currency gold-backed, as the central bank can devalue the currency it issues at will. Gold-backed means the currency is pegged at X units of currency to 1 unit of gold, and X units of currency can be exchanged for 1 unit of gold.

All of which brings us to the “crazy” idea of backing fiat currencies with cryptocurrencies, an idea I first floated back in 2013, long before the current crypto-craze emerged: Could Bitcoin (or equivalent) Become a Global Reserve Currency?(November 7, 2013)

Since there is no real-world commodity backing the digital currency, its value must be based on scarcity and its ubiquity as money. The two ideas are self-reinforcing: there must be demand for the digital money to create scarcity, and the source of demand is the digital currency’s acceptance as money that can be used to buy commodities, goods, services and (the ultimate test) gold.

Speaking of gold, correspondent Liberty Philosopher recently posed a scenario that was new to me: if gold continues losing value, could central banks dump their gold in favor of cryptocurrencies?

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The Deep State Would ‘Nuke A US City’ To Murder Trump And Blame North Korea


by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:

There isn’t anything the deep state wouldn’t do to eliminate Donald Trump should he get in their way too much.  It’s now becoming clear to some that they would even nuke a city in the United States and blame it on North Korea if the opportunity presents itself.

According to Mike Adams from Natural News, the deep state has been trying to get Trump out of office since the moment he was elected. They have tried everything, and are now becoming desperate in their quest to eliminate the most immediate threat to their agenda.  But just how far would the deep state go? According to Adams, they aren’t afraid to nuke a city and blame it on North Korea.

“The deep state will do anything and everything to get Trump out of office,” Adams said. If they have to shoot Air Force One out of the sky, they will.  If they have to kill tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Americans, the deep state will do it because they don’t care, they only need Trump gone. “Would they drop a nuke on Seattle to kill Trump? You bet they would,” Adams says. “The deep state is desperately trying to cling to power.”

 Adams continues saying that what the deep state has planned now is “orders of magnitude” larger than what took place on September 11, 2001. He also made a prediction in the event that the deep state succeeds in ridding the White House of Donald Trump:

Now, I predict…and this is not condoning such actions, I’m analyzing it…I’m predicting that any elimination of Trump, either just eliminating him from office or killing him will set off a civil war. An armed revolt across America, probably converging on Washington D.C. where the know, the second amendment activated people who elected Trump into office will finally say to themselves ‘they’ve had enough.’ They’re gonna take their country back.  Mike Adams

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The Globalist Plan To Blame Bitcoin For Biblical Level Collapse In 2018

by Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante:

They won’t teach you in your government schools, but every major economic and financial collapse is planned. It doesn’t happen by accident.

I covered this in my book, Shemitah Trends (available for free to TDV subscribers or here on Amazon), and we began to uncover their occult timeline for financial collapses with the Shemitah and Jubilee this decade.

By any measure, we are now at the most extreme time in history in money, finance, banking, equities, bonds, real estate and other sectors.

We’ve never seen money printing across the board like we’ve seen in the last decade.

Interest rates are at record lows and even at ludicrous negative rates in some countries. They have never been lower in 5,000 years.

By almost any measure, the US stock market is at or past extremes. Like the price/sales ratio which has never been higher.

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by Alex Thomas, The Daily Sheeple:

Democrat Doug Jones has won the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in a stunning upset that was aided by accusations of sexual assault levied against his opponent Roy Moore and establishment Republicans abandoning their own parties candidate in favor of the pro gun control former prosecutor.

The upset gave a previously “unimagined” victory for Democrats while moving the Republicans Senate majority to a single seat which will directly hurt the populist Trump agenda while helping the establishment on both sides of the aisle.

The New York Times reported:

Mr. Jones’s victory could have significant consequences on the national level, snarling Republicans’ legislative agenda in Washington and opening, for the first time, a realistic but still difficult path for Democrats to capture the Senate next year. It amounted to a stinging snub of President Trump, who broke with much of his party and fully embraced Mr. Moore’s candidacy, seeking to rally support for him in the closing days of the campaign.

Amid thunderous applause from his supporters at a downtown hotel, Mr. Jones held up his victory as a message to Washington from voters fed up with political warfare. For once, he said, Alabama had declined to take “the wrong fork” at a political crossroads.

“We have shown the country the way that we can be unified,” Mr. Jones declared, draping his election in the language of reconciliation and consensus. “This entire race has been about dignity and respect. This campaign has been about the rule of law.”


Propelled by a backlash against Mr. Moore, an intensely polarizing former judge who was accused of sexually assaulting young girls, Mr. Jones overcame the state’s daunting demographics and deep cultural conservatism. His campaign targeted African-American voters with a sprawling, muscular turnout operation, and appealed to educated whites to turn their backs on the Republican Party.

McClatchy also noted how important this win was for the anti-Trump agenda:

Yet Jones’ victory over Republican Roy Moore also comes as a relief to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. McConnell championed Moore’s primary opponent and called on the nominee to leave the race after several women came forward to complain that Moore had pursued them as teenagers.

The GOP struggled throughout 2017 when it controlled 52 of the 100 seats in the Senate. Tuesday’s loss is sure to boost the influence of maverick Republican senators such as Susan Collins of Maine, who was one of three Republicans to oppose the Senate’s latest effort to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Collins has played a critical role in the current tax debate as well, insisting that she has an agreement with leadership that legislation to reinstate cost-sharing payments to insurance companies passes before the tax bill is complete. House conservatives have opposed the measure, but Collins says she’s talked to President Donald Trump about getting it done.

House and Senate Republicans are trying to hammer out the details on a sweeping tax plan with the goal of delivering it to the White House for Trump’s signature by Christmas. McConnell insisted Tuesday that the unusual speed of the negotiations is unrelated to the prospect of losing a critical vote.

That vote, though, could matter in 2018 as programs that have traditionally attracted some Republican support will be on the schedule. Immigration reform is expected to be on the Senate’s agenda. Conservatives will push for more spending restraint. Environmental programs will be debated.

Predictably, the same forces who have fought Donald Trump since the beginning are all cheering Jones stunning upset – From Hollywood to the deep state, all the way to Rhino Republicans, the establishment is clearly happy.

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Keeping Victory In Our Sights as the British/Deep State Dossier Plot Against Trump Unravels

by Harley Schlanger, Rogue Money:

After House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was cleared of ridiculous charges regarding classified information, Nunes and his Senate ally Charles Grassley (R-IA) have issued subpoenas to then director James Comey’s number two Andrew McCabe regarding his conflicts of interest pertaining to his role in Clinton and Trump investigations, while his wife received hundreds of thousands in campaign contributions from the Clintons’ fundraiser Terry McAuliffe. The demotion of former FBI counterintelligence officer Peter Strzok (more on him below from Harley Schlanger) from Mueller’s team, reportedly for sending derogatory messages about Trump to his mistress, Andrew McCabe’s secretary, is just the tip of an iceberg. What’s emerging is a long hidden iceberg of politicized agencies and an intelligence community corrupted under President Obama to the ‘get Trump’ agenda.

We know from The New York Times, Fox News (and former AP spied upon by the Obama White House) reporter(s) James Rosen, Sinclair’s Sara A. Carter, and the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York that the ‘counterintelligence/Russian expert’ Strzok and his allies were at the center of promoting the Steele Dossier as a legitimate piece of raw intelligence. ‘Ex’ CIA officers like John Sipher and fired FBI director Jim Comey’s pals at the Democrat deep state cheerleader site Lawfarecontinue to insist no FISA warrants were obtained to spy on Trump or his campaign associates like Carter Page using the sexed up partisan document as a pretext. But from the other side of the Atlantic, Steele’s former British intelligence colleague Sir Andrew Wood, in a recent interview with Fox News, has sought to distance himself from the dossier which has now resulted in libel suits in U.S./UK courts against Buzzfeed which published it, and against the ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele who wrote it. In his interview Wood noticeably deflects responsibility for promoting the Steele Dossier to neocon Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his contacts at the FBI.

In a sign of how nervous he and his boss former CIA director John Brennan must be about their support for terrorists in Syria getting exposed, ex-deputy director Mike Morrell admitted that his support for Hillary Clinton upon leaving the Agency may have given Trump the impression that many spooks were out to get him. Gee, ya think Mike?

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