Monday, January 17, 2022

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SYSTEMATICALLY DISMANTLING ALL THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF OBAMA’S ‘LEAD FROM BEHIND’ LEGACY

by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS COMMONSENSICALLY UNDOING, PIECE BY PIECE, THE MAIN COMPONENTS OF OBAMA’S LEGACY.

EDITOR’S NOTE: President Trump was elected to disrupt the status quo, restore American military power, boost the economy, stop ISIS, get rid of the forced Socialism of Obamacare, and to move the American embassy to Jerusalem. One year later the Stock Market has broken 5 previous record highs including hitting 26,000 today, Jerusalem has been declared the capital of Israel, ISIS has been reduced to less than 1,000 members and the US military is experiencing a much-needed resurgence. The Left hates Trump because he is dismantling their entire vision of a Socialist America run by Dear Leader, from which they continue to enslave and plunder the American people. The Swamp is indeed being drained, and the Swamp is not happy. Too bad. Make America Great Again. 

Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by its supposedly odious author. Or surely it soon will be discredited by the next Trumpian outrage. Or his successes belong to congressional and Cabinet members, while his failures are all his own.

Rarely do they seriously reflect on what otherwise over the last year might have been the trajectory of a Clinton administration.

Contrary to popular supposition, the Left loathes Trump not just for what he has done. (It is often too consumed with fury to calibrate carefully the particulars of the Trump agenda.) Rather, it despises him mostly for what he superficially represents. To many progressives and indeed elites of all persuasions, Trump is also the Prince of Anti-culture: mindlessly naïve American boosterism; conspicuous, 1950s-style unapologetic consumption; repetitive and limited vocabulary; fast-food culinary tastes; Queens accent; herky-jerky mannerisms; ostentatious dress; bulging appearance; poorly disguised facial expressions; embracing rather than sneering at middle-class appetites; a lack of subtlety, nuance, and ambiguity.

In short Trump’s very essence wars with everything that long ago was proven to be noble, just, and correct by Vanity Fair, NPR, The New Yorker, Google, the Upper West Side, and The Daily Show. There is not even a smidgen of a concession that some of Trump’s policies might offer tens of thousands of forgotten inner-city youth good jobs or revitalize a dead and written-off town in the Midwest, or make the petroleum of the war-torn Persian Gulf strategically irrelevant to an oil-rich United States.

Yet one way of understanding Trump — particularly the momentum of his first year — is through recollection of the last eight years of the Obama administration. In reductionist terms, Trump is the un-Obama. Surprisingly, that is saying quite a lot more than simple reductive negativism. Republicans have not seriously attempted to roll back the administrative state since Reagan. On key issues of climate change, entitlements, illegal immigration, government spending, and globalization, it was sometimes hard to distinguish a Bush initiative from a Clinton policy or a McCain bill from a Biden proposal. There was often a reluctant acceptance of the seemingly inevitable march to the European-style socialist administrative state.

Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com

Beyond Imagination: Uranium One

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by Anne Williamson, Lew Rockwell:

The multilayered story surrounding Uranium One—the former South African, then Canadian, and now Russian company, of which both Bill and Hillary Clinton and their family foundation are the enriched beneficiaries—has all the usual elements of a typical Clinton scandal.

A talented con man, Bill Clinton perfected his game in Arkansas. Through his control over state contracts, regulatory agencies, and judicial appointments, the creation of public credit and of agencies like the Arkansas Development and Finance Authority and their misuse, then-Governor Clinton was able to reward his allies, punish his enemies, and insert his political machine into nearly every endeavor, public and private, statewide. Clinton nailed down the couple’s franchise by continually getting himself re- elected governor of Arkansas, while his spouse handled the paperwork at the Rose Law Firm.

When Bill and Hillary made the move from Little Rock to Washington, the territory under their influence was enlarged, and the public cash pots at their disposal grew significantly, but their modus operandi remained the same. The only thing that changed when Hillary began her adventures in the U.S. Senate, and then at the State Department, was that she was now the one with political power, and Bill became the ornamental figure.

Uranium One’s predecessor is a Canadian company, UrAsia Energy Ltd., founded in 2005 by Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra. By mysterious means Giustra was able to fill what was no more than a shell company with the rights to three uranium mines located in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic that is fantastically rich in just about everything, including uranium. Bill Clinton appears to have played a significant role in smoothing the rough edges of Giustra’s good fortune by supporting Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s appointment to a U.N. agency dedicated to validating elections, a p.r. coup for Nazarbayev.

Thereafter, Bill got the use of Giustra’s luxurious private jet, and the two began jetting about the globe together to Third World countries that enjoy attractive endowments of natural resources.  Bill made his speeches, and Frank made his deals.

In 2007, UrAsia purchased a South African uranium firm, Uranium One, and moved the company to Canada while retaining the firm’s South African name. Bill and Frank then set up their own philanthropic entity, the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, to promote “progressive environmental and labor practices in the natural resources industry.” Giustra pledged $100 million and dragged in $16 million more in pledges at a 2008 star-studded gala in Toronto.

In 2008, things got more interesting. The Russian atomic-energy agency Rosatom, short of uranium for its own needs, entered into negotiations for a 17-percent stake in Uranium One. But in 2009, Kazakhstan questioned Uranium One’s claim of having obtained government approvals for UrAsia’s first mine purchases. The Kazakh government’s public doubts coincided with the arrest of Mukhtar Dzhakishev, the head of Kazatomprom (the country’s national importer and exporter of nuclear-fuel components), on charges of illegally selling uranium deposits to foreign companies.

Uranium One’s shareholders and principals were beside themselves. Would the company lose the Kazakh mines? Already, Uranium One’s stock value had collapsed by 40 percent. The Moscow investment bank Renaissance Capital was similarly alarmed since it had been heavily promoting Uranium One shares to its investors. Could some dastardly Russian scheme for control of Kazakh uranium assets be afoot?  And was it possible that Vladimir Putin, who enjoys excellent relations with his Kazakh neighbor, and with President Nazarbayev personally, was the kingpin of the operation?

Now why would anyone think that?

The office of the presidency of the Russian Federation is relatively new, having come into existence a mere quarter century ago. Vladimir Putin’s interpretation of the office is shaping and defining it.  He is the nation’s khozyain, a unique figure whose origins are in Russia’s misty past when the Slavic tribes roaming the great Eurasian steppe were among the freest people on earth. Unlike Western Europe, the tribal lord wasn’t an hereditary office, but one elected by the veche (popular assembly) in which each mature male householder of the votchina (estate) had a vote.  When one khozyain’s leadership delivered poor results, the votchina’s electorate did not hesitate to replace him.  And since each householder considered himself a rightful claimant to some part of the votchina’s earnings, the criterion for political support was the shared prosperity and security of all claimants.

Vladimir Putin’s principal aim has been the restoration of the Russian state and economy, and for that the state must be protected from both invaders and usurpers. This requires an army, which, in turn, requires the state to have income—preferably income that is not derived from crushing both healthy competition and the population generally, as was true under the tsars and the commissars.

Read More @ LewRockwell.com

Trump Must Be Allowed To Control U.S. Policy Towards Russia — We Must Crush Mueller’s Russiagate Scam

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by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:

President Trump has consistently, and repeatedly, declared Robert Mueller’s Russiagate to be a total fraud, an attempt to overturn the will of the nation in the presidential election, and in several aspects outright treasonous. He has also repeated over and over, throughout his campaign and as President, that having friendly relations with Russia is a “good thing,” and critical for a successful U.S. policy in the world.

Yet, Russia policy continues to be run by others. President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov, in protesting various U.S. policies detrimental to Russia and to U.S.-Russian relations, almost always say that President Trump is committed to improving relations, but that the effort to remove him is holding him back. This is true, and must be quickly reversed.

A review of Lavrov’s comments at his year-end press conference today demonstrates the urgency for the success of the LaRouchePAC campaign to expose and destroy Robert Mueller’s British-directed coup attempt against Trump and against Russia.

Pointing at the U.S. illegal seizure of Russian diplomatic property in the U.S.; at the threat that the successful collaboration in Syria to defeat ISIS is now being turned into a partition of Syria or full scale regime change; at the expansion of NATO military forces to Russia’s border; at unilateral sanctions and unilateral use of military force — Lavrov sounded a stern warning:

“We are witnessing a devaluation of international law, and the diminishing role of multilateral institutions.” The U.S. and its allies “still want to handle matters solely on the basis of dictating and putting forward ultimatums. [they] do not want to hear the viewpoints of other global policy centers and, actually, do not want to recognize the reality of the emerging multipolar world. The methods they resort to, to contain their rivals, are for the most part, rather dubious and unscrupulous. Their range is wide — from deploying a global missile defense system to unilateral sanctions, extraterritorial use of their legislation and threats to tackle any international issues in accordance with their own scenario exclusively, stopping at nothing, including the use of brute military force.”

These things are true — but, it is most important to emphasize that we are at a point in history that this world crisis can be rectified, that the U.S. can be pulled out from under the domination of British political influence and British ideology. Geopolitics can and must be destroyed — the Darwinian dog-eat-dog mentality of zero-sum conflict and confrontation — in favor of the win-win concept underlying the New Silk Road. This is what Trump embraced on his visit to China in November. This is what French President Macron equally embraced on his visit to China earlier this month. And this is what Lyndon LaRouche set in motion fifty years ago, by creating the new ideas required to lift mankind’s thinking to a higher level: to the level of the laws of the physical universe, to see fifty or a thousand years ahead in order to discover what must be done today.

The coup-plotters against Trump are in deep trouble. The U.S. Congress now has in its hands the documentary proof that the entire campaign to demonize Russia and to remove Trump from office has been based on lies, on fabrications by MI6 agent Chrisopher Steele and his accomplices. Much of it is classified and cannot be released to the public as yet, but key members of Congress have shown the courage to make it known that serious crimes have been committed by the FBI, DOJ, and CIA leaders from the Bush/Obama era, operating today as a criminal cabal outside of government.

Read More @ LaRouchePAC.com

CRYPTOCURRENCIES CRUSHED WITH BITCOIN FALLING TO $10,480

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

GOLD WITHSTANDS BANKER ATTACK AND RISES $2.30 TO $1336.75/SILVER RISES 5 CENTS TO $17.20/ EFP ISSUANCE FOR GOLD”:7163 CONTRACTS AS THESE MORPH INTO LONDON BASED FORWARDS/SILVER ISSUANCE; 483 CONTRACTS/INTERESTING SWAMP STORIES FOR TODAY

GOLD: $1336.75 UP $2.30

Silver: $17.20 UP 5 cents

Closing access prices:

Gold $1338.50

silver: $17.20

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: $1348.63 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME: $1341.00

PREMIUM FIRST FIX: $7.63

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1346.42

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1339.32

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$7.16

SHANGHAI REJECTS NY /LONDON PRICING OF GOLD

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX: 5:30 am est $1334.95

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1334.65

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX 10 AM: $1333.85

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. $1333.10

For comex gold:

JANUARY/

NUMBER OF NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR JANUARY CONTRACT: 12 NOTICE(S) FOR 1200 OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 449 FOR 44900 OZ (1.3965 TONNES),

For silver:

jANUARY

31 NOTICE(S) FILED TODAY FOR

155,000 OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 573 for 2,865,000 oz

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Bitcoin: BID $12,319/OFFER $12,429 DOWN $1225 (morning)

 Bitcoin: BID   10,480/OFFER  $10,586 DOWN  $3086(CLOSING)

 

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Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest ROSE BY A HUGE 3979 contracts from 196,444 RISING TO 200,423 WITH FRIDAY’S 20 CENT RISE IN SILVER PRICING.  WE HAD NO COMEX LIQUIDATION BUT WITHOUT A DOUBT WE WITNESSED ANOTHER FAILED MAJOR BANK SHORT- COVERING OPERATION ON FRIDAY. NOT ONLY THAT , WE WERE AGAIN NOTIFIED THAT WE HAD ANOTHER SMALL SIZED NUMBER OF COMEX LONGS TRANSFERRING THEIR CONTRACTS TO LONDON THROUGH THE EFP ROUTE:  483 EFP’S FOR MARCH AND ZERO FOR OTHER MONTHS  AND THUS TOTAL ISSUANCE OF 483 CONTRACTS. HOWEVER THE MOVEMENT ACROSS TO LONDON IS NOT AS SEVERE AS IN GOLD AS THERE SEEMS TO BE  MAJOR PLAYERS WILLING TO TAKE ON THE BANKS AT THE COMEX. STILL, WITH THE TRANSFER OF 483 CONTRACTS, WHAT THE CME IS STATING IS THAT THERE IS NO SILVER (OR GOLD) TO BE DELIVERED UPON AT THE COMEX AS THEY MUST EXPORT THEIR OBLIGATION TO LONDON. ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE CAN BE A DELAY OF 24 HRS IN THE ISSUING OF EFP’S.

ACCUMULATION FOR EFP’S/SILVER/ STARTING FROM FIRST DAY NOTICE/FOR MONTH OF JANUARY:

24,244 CONTRACTS (FOR 11 TRADING DAYS TOTAL 24,244 CONTRACTS OR 121.220 MILLION OZ: AVERAGE PER DAY: 2204 CONTRACTS OR 11.020 MILLION OZ/DAY)

TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA AS TO THE HUGE SUPPLY THIS MONTH IN SILVER:  SO FAR THIS MONTH:  121.220 MILLION PAPER OZ HAVE MORPHED OVER TO LONDON. THIS REPRESENTS AROUND 19.04% OF ANNUAL GLOBAL PRODUCTION

RESULT: A HUGE SIZED GAIN IN OI COMEX WITH THE GOOD 20 CENT RISE IN SILVER PRICE WHICH USUALLY INDICATES ANOTHER FAILED BANKER SHORT-COVERING. WE ALSO HAD A SMALL SIZED EFP ISSUANCE OF 483 CONTRACTS WHICH EXITED OUT OF THE SILVER COMEX AND TRANSFERRED THEIR OI TO LONDON AS FORWARDS. SPECULATORS WERE MORE INTERESTED IN ATTACKING THE SILVER COMEX INSTEAD OF MOVING THEIR LONGS TO LONDON. FROM THE CME DATA 484 EFP’SWERE ISSUED FOR TODAY  FOR A DELIVERABLE FORWARD CONTRACT OVER IN LONDON WITH A FIAT BONUS. WE REALLY GAINED 4462 OI CONTRACTS i.e. 483 open interest contracts headed for London (EFP’s) TOGETHER WITH A INCREASE OF 3979  OI COMEX CONTRACTS. AND ALL OF THIS HAPPENED WITH THE RISE IN PRICE OF SILVER OF 20 CENTS AND A CLOSING PRICE OF $17.15 WITH RESPECT TO FRIDAY’S TRADING. YET WE STILL HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF SILVER STANDING AT THE COMEX.

In ounces AT THE COMEX, the OI is still represented by just OVER 1 BILLION oz i.e. 1.0020 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 140% of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT JANUARY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 31 NOTICE(S) FOR 155000 OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest ROSE BY A CONSIDERABLE 10,992 CONTRACTS UP TO 574,992 WITH THE SOLID  RISE IN PRICE OF GOLD WITH FRIDAY’S TRADING ($11.65). IT LOOKS LIKE OUR BANKERS STARTED TO COVER THEIR GOLD SHORTS IN A SIMILAR FASHION TO WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING IN SILVER. IN ANOTHER HUGE DEVELOPMENT, WE RECEIVED THE TOTAL NUMBER OF GOLD EFP’S ISSUED FRIDAY FOR MONDAY AND IT TOTALED A GOOD SIZED  7163 CONTRACTS OF WHICH THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY SAW 7163 CONTRACTS AND APRIL SAW THE ISSUANCE OF 0 CONTRACTS   The new OI for the gold complex rests at 574,992. DEMAND FOR GOLD INTENSIFIES GREATLY AS WE CONTINUE TO WITNESS A HUGE NUMBER OF EFP TRANSFERS TOGETHER WITH THE MASSIVE INCREASE IN GOLD COMEX OI  TOGETHER WITH  THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF GOLD OUNCES STANDING FOR JANUARY COMEX. EVEN THOUGH THE BANKERS ISSUED THESE MONSTROUS EFPS, THE OBLIGATION STILL RESTS WITH THE BANKERS TO SUPPLY METAL BUT IT TRANSFERS THE RISK TO A LONDON BANKER OBLIGATION AND NOT A NEW YORK COMEX OBLIGATION. LONGS RECEIVE A FIAT BONUS TOGETHER WITH A LONG LONDON FORWARD. THUS, BY THESE ACTIONS, THE BANKERS AT THE COMEX HAVE JUST STATED THAT THEY HAVE NO APPRECIABLE METAL!! THIS IS A MASSIVE FRAUD: THEY CANNOT SUPPLY ANY METAL TO OUR COMEX LONGS BUT THEY ARE QUITE WILLING TO SUPPLY MASSIVE NON BACKED GOLD (AND SILVER) PAPER KNOWING THAT THEY HAVE NO METAL TO SATISFY OUR LONGS. LONDON IS NOW SEVERELY BACKWARD IN BOTH GOLD AND SILVER (BIG RISE IN BOTH GOFO AND SIFO) AND WE ARE WITNESSING DELAYS IN ACTUAL DELIVERIES. IN ESSENCE WE HAVE ANOTHER GOOD GAIN OF 18,155 OI CONTRACTS: 10,992 OI CONTRACTS INCREASED AT THE COMEX AND A GOOD SIZED 7163 OI CONTRACTS WHICH NAVIGATED OVER TO LONDON.

FRIDAY, WE HAD 11170 EFP’S ISSUED.

ACCUMULATION OF EFP’S/ GOLD(EXCHANGE FOR PHYSICAL) FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY STARTING WITH FIRST DAY NOTICE: 98,765 CONTRACTS OR 9.8765 MILLION OZ OR 307.20 TONNES (11 TRADING DAYS AND THUS AVERAGING: 8,978 EFP CONTRACTS PER TRADING DAY OR 8,978 OZ/DAY)

TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA AS TO THE HUGE SIZE OF THESE EFP TRANSFERS :   SO FAR THIS MONTH IN 11 TRADING DAYS: IN  TONNES: 307 TONNES

TOTAL ANNUAL GOLD PRODUCTION, 2017, THROUGHOUT THE WORLD EX CHINA EX RUSSIA: 2200 TONNES

THUS EFP TRANSFERS REPRESENTS 307/2200 TONNES =  13.95% OF GLOBAL ANNUAL PRODUCTION SO FAR IN JANUARY ALONE.

Result: A CONSIDERABLE SIZED INCREASE IN OI AT THE COMEX DESPITE THE SOLID  RISE IN PRICE IN GOLD TRADING ON YESTERDAY ($11.65). WE HAD ANOTHER FAIR SIZED NUMBER OF COMEX LONG TRANSFERRING TO LONDON THROUGH THE EFP ROUTE: 7163. THERE OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT SEEM TO BE MUCH PHYSICAL GOLD AT THE COMEX AND YET WE ALSO OBSERVED A HUGE DELIVERY MONTH FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. I GUESS IT EXPLAINS THE HUGE ISSUANCE OF EFP’S…THERE IS HARDLY ANY GOLD PRESENT AT THE GOLD COMEX FOR DELIVERY PURPOSES. IF YOU TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE 7163 EFP CONTRACTS ISSUED, WE HAD A NET GAIN IN OPEN INTEREST OF 18,155 contracts ON THE TWO EXCHANGES:

7163 CONTRACTS MOVE TO LONDON AND  10,992 CONTRACTS INCREASED AT THE COMEX. (in tonnes, the gain in total oi equates to 56.47 TONNES)

we had: 12 notice(s) filed upon for 1200 oz of gold.

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With respect to our two criminal funds, the GLD and the SLV:

GLD

With gold up again today, we had no changes in inventory from the GLD:

Inventory rests tonight: 828.96 tonnes.

SLV/ 

NO CHANGES IN SILVER INVENTORY AT THE SLV/

INVENTORY RESTS AT 316.348 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 CONSIDERABLE 3979 contracts from 196,444 UP TO 200,423 (AND now A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) WITH  THE GOOD RISE IN PRICE OF SILVER TO THE TUNE OF 20 CENTS WITH RESPECT TO  FRIDAY’S TRADING.  WE HAD WITHOUT A DOUBT ANOTHER FAILED  SHORT COVERING FROM OUR BANKERS AS THEY HAVE CAPITULATED.HOWEVER THIS TIME THEY WERE JOINED BY GOLD. NOT ONLY THAT BUT OUR BANKERS USED THEIR EMERGENCY PROCEDURE TO ISSUE ANOTHER SMALL 483 PRIVATE EFP’S FOR MARCH (WE DO NOT GET A LOOK AT THESE CONTRACTS AS IT IS PRIVATE BUT THE CFTC DOES AUDIT THEM) AND 0 EFP’S FOR ALL OTHER MONTHS .  EFP’S GIVE OUR COMEX LONGS A FIAT BONUS PLUS A DELIVERABLE PRODUCT OVER IN LONDON. WE HAD NO COMEX SILVER COMEX LIQUIDATION. IF WE TAKE THE  OI GAIN AT THE COMEX OF 43979 CONTRACTS TO THE 483 OITRANSFERRED TO LONDON THROUGH EFP’S WE OBTAIN A GAIN OF 4462 OPEN INTEREST CONTRACTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANOTHER FAILED  BANKER SHORT COVERING. WE STILL HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF SILVER OUNCES THAT ARE STANDING FOR METAL IN JANUARY (SEE BELOW). THE NET GAIN TODAY IN OZ ON THE TWO EXCHANGES: 22.31 MILLION OZ!!!

RESULT: A STRONG SIZED INCREASE IN SILVER OI AT THE COMEX WITH THE SOLID RISE OF 20 CENTS IN PRICE (WITH RESPECT TO FRIDAY’S TRADING). BUT WE ALSO HAD ANOTHER 483 EFP’S ISSUEDTRANSFERRING COMEX LONGS OVER TO LONDON. TOGETHER WITH THE GOOD  SIZED AMOUNT OF SILVER OUNCES STANDING FOR JANUARY, DEMAND FOR PHYSICAL SILVER INTENSIFIES AS WE WITNESS MAJOR BANK SHORT COVERING ACCOMPANIED BY INCREASES IN GOFO AND SIFO RATES INDICATING SCARCITY.

(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 26.11 points or 0.77% /Hang Sang CLOSED UP 565.88 pts or 1.87% / The Nikkei closed UP 236.93 POINTS OR 1.00%/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED DOWN 0.35%/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed WELL UP at 6.4422/Oil UP to 63.95 dollars per barrel for WTI and 69.38 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED GREEN EXCEPT LONDON.   ONSHORE YUAN CLOSED UP AGAINST THE DOLLAR AT 6.4422. OFFSHORE YUAN CLOSED UP AGAINST  THE ONSHORE YUAN AT 6.4388 //ONSHORE YUAN MUCH STRONGER AGAINST THE DOLLAR/OFF SHORE STRONGER TO THE DOLLAR/. THE DOLLAR (INDEX) IS  MUCH WEAKER AGAINST ALL MAJOR CURRENCIES. CHINA IS STILL  HAPPY TODAY.(GOOD MARKETS )

Read More @ HarveyOrganBlog.com

DHS Is Planning To Arrest Sanctuary City Leaders

from ZeroHedge:

Having been grilled by Democratic lawmakers over her recollections of a White House meeting in which President Trump described some poor nations sending immigrants to the United States as “shithole countries,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen dropped a potentially even bigger tape-bomb.

The Hill reports that Nielsen testified she did not recall Trump saying “shithole countries” while she spoke under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She described the meeting as heated and said many people in the room used coarse language.

“I don’t remember the specific words [Trump used],” Nielsen said under questioning from Durbin. “What I was struck with, frankly as I’m sure you were as well, was the general profanity that was used in the room by almost everyone.”

But then Nielsen shocked more than a few Democratic leaders across the nation, who appear to have grown accustomed to living beyond the law.

According to The Washington Times, Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

Media Completely Ignores New FBI Info Suggesting Paddock Was a Vegas Arms Dealer

by Rachel Blevins, The Free Thought Project:

Stephen Paddock sent a series of emails suggesting that he was part of a group selling “a huge selection” of weapons in the Las Vegas area.

New details have been released from the FBI’s investigation into the Las Vegas Shooting, and the information from suspect Stephen Paddock’s email account in the months leading up to the shooting is giving new insight into why he may have been hoarding two dozen guns in his hotel room.

The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was blamed on one man within hours, and the FBI has consistently claimed that Paddock was a “lone wolf” shooter who intentionally transported an arsenal of guns, ammunition, and supplies to his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, and then unleashed barrage of gunfire from the bedroom window that killed 58 people and injured more than 500.

While the surveillance footage from Paddock’s stay at the hotel has yet to be released, the newly unsealed court documents are finally giving some insight into his conduct in the months leading up to the shooting on Oct. 1.

An email exchange from centralpark1@live.com, a Microsoft account FBI agents claimed was used by Paddock, was included in an affidavit reported by NPR. The date was July 6, 2017—about three months before the shooting—and while the FBI noted that it is unclear who is behind centralpark4804@gmail.com, the email account Paddock was contacting, the information included is significant.

“…[centralpark1@live.com] sent an email to centralpark4804@gmail.com which read, ‘try an ar before u buy. we have huge selection. located in the las vegas area,’ Later the day, an email was received back from centralpark4804@gmail.com to [centralpark1@live.com] that read, ‘we have a wide variety of optics and ammunition to try.’ And lastly, [centralpark1@live.com sent an email to centralpark4804@gmail.comthat read, ‘for a thrill try out bumpfire ar’s with a 100 round magazine.’ Investigators believe these communications may have been related to the eventual attack that occurred at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.”

In the first message, Paddock claimed that the recipient would have the opportunity to try out the weapons before they purchased them. He then wrote “We have huge selection,” indicating that he was not working alone, and he said he was located “in the Las Vegas area.”

While Paddock did live in Mesquite, Nevada, and reports claimed that he was a retired man living with his girlfriend, he made trips to Las Vegas often to gamble, and those who knew him described him as “low key and relaxed, a good guy.” His past included jobs with the IRS and the Department of Defense.

However, the email exchanges released by the FBI indicate that Paddock was presenting himself as some sort of arms dealer, sending an email that said, “for a thrill try out bumpfire ar’s with a 100 round magazine.”

The email address Paddock was contacting responded and said, “we have a wide variety of optics and ammunition to try,” which as the report noted, left investigators wondering if Paddock was sending test emails to another account he owned, or if he was contacting another dealer or a customer.

Federal agents were granted warrants to search Paddock’s Facebook, Instagram and Amazon accounts, along with a locked phone that was found in the hotel room. These details are the first that have been released from Paddock’s online communications, and the documents also include significant details about what the FBI has learned about Paddock’s girlfriend.

Within hours of the time police named Stephen Paddock as the suspect in the shooting, his girlfriend Marilou Danley was also named publicly. Authorities claimed she was visiting family in the Philippines, and they ultimately determined that she was not complicit in the massacre.

In addition to reports claiming that Danley told investigators that her fingerprints may be on some of the bullets stored in Paddock’s home—and they were—the report from NPR also noted that the timeline of Danley’s Facebook account suggests that she knew Paddock was involved in something.

Read More @ TheFreeThoughtProject.com

Our Leaders Have Sold America to the United Nations

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

The head of UN immigration, boldy and inappropriately stated that the United States should be celebrating mass immigration. The UN is championing the fact that Europe has been overrun by millions of immigrants from Africa and the Middle East from cultures that do not assimilate with the West. The leaders of Western governments are ignoring the rapes, the murders and the massive accomodations that the locals are being subjected to.

In Germany, people cannot cannot criticize the government’s immigration policies, in social media, or risk going to prison. German citizens have been incarcerated for Facebook posts about immigration which are not flattering or supportive of the insanity.  Many German citizens have been forced, as previously reported on The Common Sense Show, to vacate their rented homes in favor of the new immigrants. In Sweden, the number one crime is the rape of Swedish women by immigrants. Please spare me the argument that not all the immigrant participate in these heinous crimes. The fact is that these crimes present a clear and present danger to the locals that did not exist prior to the massive wave of disorganized and unscreened immigration.

In Britain, their National Health Service is on the verge of collapse. Why? It has been crushed under the weight of immigrants that take from the system and do not put anything back (eg pay taxes).

Despite all of these problems, the United Nations champions massive, disorganized immigration. Why? Because it serves to dilute the culture. Oh, I know this is a conspiracy theory and as some would have you believe there is no such thing as a conspiracy. But before you can install a new world order, you must destroy the existing cultures and the spirit of nationalism.

Thing are so bad in France, that the French Jews are saynig in ever-increasing numbers that they are going to have to relocate for their own safety and some are even saying that by 2030, France will be empty of Jews. And through all of this, the United Nations thinks that this is a good idea.

Russian Immigration

Why is it that the Russians are responsive to the needs and safety of their people? Their women are not being raped by immigrants. Their Jewish population does not feel that their entire ethnicity is under threat. Their healthcare is not near collapse because of immigrant related expense.

The Russians are fiercely nationalistic. I deplore their system of government, but I praise their sensitivty to their people. If one wants to enter Russa as an immigrant, they must have permission of the government. They are jailed if they do not. They must also prove they are worthy of being admitted to the country. The Russians have a merit based system of immigration. Unless one can prove that they have something to contribute to Russia, they do not get in. And they damn sure don’t have people marching in the streets demanding special priviliages that the citizens of that country do not get. The Russians make it clear to immigrants that they must have skills that contribute to the country or they do not get in.

As an aside, the Russians drill the population on how to survive a nuclear attack and actually rehearse it. In America, as evidenced by the Hawaii fake attack, we scare the hell out of the people by mistaken announcements of war in which our total lack of citizen preparation shows up.  Out government, in this instance could give a damn about the people. In this spirit, the government does not feel the need for merit based immigration. To hell with the citizens. And people wonder why I advocate for unelecting most incumbents at the Congressional level.

Meanwhile Back In the US

Illegal immigration is producing a financial burden to this country that is unsustainable.

Unauthorized immigrants make up 5.1% of the U.S. labor force. In the U.S. labor force, there were 8.1 million unauthorized immigrants either working or looking for work in 2015. Among the states, Nevada (10%), California (9%), Texas (9%) and New Jersey (8%) had the highest shares of unauthorized immigrants in their labor forces. In most cases, taxes are not being collected. Off-the-books workers are being abused because who are they going to complain to?

About 7% of K-12 students had at least one unauthorized immigrant parent in 2014. Among these students, about eight-in-ten (79%) were born in the U.S. In Nevada, almost one-in-five students (18%) have at least one unauthorized immigrant parent, the largest share in the nation. Other top states on this measure are California (13%), Texas (13%) and Arizona (11%). This is a financial burden that our schools cannot bear. One could argue that if these people were citizens, they would be paying taxes and supporting  their education. One could also argue that if we had proper border enforcement, this would be a moot point.

The Death of America Will Come Through the Refuge/Resettlement

At the heart of the resettlement of well-meaning and deserved refugees are radicalized Muslims who mean us harm. What percent would make up that make up this population who would mean us harm? The FBI has repeatedly stated that about 10% of all Muslims are radicalized to various degrees. But yes, I am talking about these Middle East immigrants who have the very same same mindset that have invaded Europe and we see act after act of terrorism and criminal behavior in Europe.

At the heart of the resettlement are private, for-profit organizations who are masquerading as churches involved in a humanitarian cause. When in fact, these churches who are actually for-profit ventures that have taken over the “Christian function” and are selling America out under the guise of Christian humanitarian causes. Catholic Charities leads the way, followed by the Lutherans and the Episcopalians. And of course, a strong case can be made that the Pope has sold out American Catholics with his indefensible plan on Muslim immigration and his notion of how the middle class is expected to accept and fund this invasion with their own money.

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The Latest Google Scheme

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by Karl Denninger, Market-Ticker:

Oh rotten (or, more-likely, mythical) heart of Jesus for not striking the Googleplex with an asteroid…

Google’s Arts & Culture app was first launched in 2016, offering “virtual access” to some of the most famous art collections in the world, and many stories about arts and culture from around the world. The latest update of the app, however, makes use of Google’s extensive knowledge of machine-learning-based facial recognition, and the front camera of your smartphone, to find your fine art doppelganger… just ’cause.

The new feature lets you record a selfie and receive a list of portrait artworks your self-portrait resembles. While the user interface is extremely simple, Google is using highly sophisticated facial recognition algorithms to compare your facial characteristics to the portraits among the 70,000+ works of art in its Google Art Project database.

Uh huh.  Note that this is not available in many other nations.

Why not in, for example, the EU?

Because the EU now has a data protection law that prohibits retention and abuse of personal information and thus such an “app” unless it protects your private data such as your face, while it has it, and then deletes it, is illegal.

So do you really think this is about the virally-taken up “purpose” allegedly put forward — to be the “fun source” of comparing your mug to that of portrait artworks?  Google is really going to expend the storage, transmission and compute resources to do this “for you” for no revenue-generating purpose for them whatsoever?

BULL****!

The most-likely and obvious actual purpose to build a facial recognition database of everyone in the country both for Google’s and the government’s use for whatever the hell they want so that they can sell that to anyone with a camera pointing anywhere, instantly identifying you no matter where you go anywhere in public or, for that matter, in private homes and businesses.

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