Thursday, May 23, 2019

WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN KELLY IS WORKING AGAINST TRUMP, BLOCKING JULIAN ASSANGE FROM PROVIDING PROOF OF REAL DNC HACK CULPRIT

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by Alex Thomas, The Daily Sheeple:

New reports from multiple sources have revealed that White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly is actively working to stop President Trump from even learning about the possibility of a deal between the United States and Julian Assange which would then allow the Wikileaks founder to provide evidence that the DNC hacks did not come from Russia.

Republican California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher made a controversial trip in August to meet the infamous Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been forced to live for years due to literal fake charges in Sweden that were filed in an obvious attempt at hurting a man that was directly exposing some of the biggest intelligence secrets ever.

At the time Rohrabacher told The Daily Caller that, “Assange promised him information that reveals Russia is not behind the hacking and leaking of Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 election, as U.S. intelligence officials have claimed.”

The DC report continued:

Rohrabacher said that a pardon would likely have to occur for Assange to give up this information about the source of the DNC emails. Assange has long maintained that he would never reveal a source, but Rohrabacher said that Assange now “wants to get out of the Ecuadorian embassy.”

To recap, a Republican Congressman has set up the possibility that Assange could provide the specific information that the Trump White House needs to destroy the fake Russian narrative once and for all. One would assume that any Trump ally, especially those within his inner circl,e would jump at such an opportunity.

Unfortunately, according to reports, the presidents own chief of staff has worked to stop him from even finding out about the possibility of pardoning Assange in exchange for proof that Russia did not give Wikileaks the DNC emails.

The congressman spoke to chief of staff John Kelly two weeks ago about the potential deal with Assange. The Wall Street Journal reported that Kelly told Rohrabacher to bring the information to the intelligence community.

“This would have to be a cooperative effort between his own staff and the leadership in the intelligence communities to try to prevent the president from making the decision as to whether or not he wants to take the steps necessary to expose this horrendous lie that was shoved down the American people’s throats so incredibly earlier this year,” Rohrabacher said.

Keep in mind that Trump told reporters Sunday that he hadn’t even heard about the Assange possibility. In other words, Kelly has stopped that from even reaching the presidents desk while at the same time telling Rohrabacher to take this key information to the very intelligence community that is conducting the Russian narrative operation in the first place.

It is also important to note that we already know that Kelly has specifically worked to stop President Trump from reading any material from websites such as this one, Infowars, Breitbart, and even The Daily Caller.

As the New York Times happily reported in early September:

“Mr. Kelly cannot stop Mr. Trump from binge-watching Fox News, which aides describe as the president’s primary source of information gathering,” the Times report said. “But Mr. Trump does not have a web browser on his phone, and does not use a laptop, so he was dependent on aides like Stephen K. Bannon, his former chief strategist, to hand-deliver printouts of articles from conservative media outlets.”

“Now Mr. Kelly has thinned out his package of printouts so much that Mr. Trump plaintively asked a friend recently where The Daily Caller and Breitbart were.”

Read More @ TheDailySheeple.com

Government Erecting Mystery Metal Towers in NY, Won’t Say Why

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by Josie Wales, The Anti Media:

As bizarre metal towers mysteriously appear at entrances to bridges and tunnels all over New York, the project remains shrouded in secrecy. When pressed for details on the mystery structures by local news affiliate CBS2’s Dave Carlin, the MTA spokesman in charge of bridges and tunnels, Cedrick Fulton, simply replied, “I said no comment.”

The $100 million project includes 18 of these towers, which began to appear shortly after the Brooklyn Battery toll booths were taken down. The structures are being described as “decorative,” but a comment made by MTA chairman Joe Lhota suggests they are anything but.

From CBS2:

Carlin: “Some of your own board members say they don’t know the specifics.”

Lhota: “The base of these new pieces that are going up include whatever fiber optics are necessary for those Homeland Security items.”

In other words, it’s anti-terror technology. Could that one day include facial recognition? We don’t know, and Lhota won’t say.

I’m not at liberty to discuss that,” he told Carlin.

Read More @ TheAntiMedia.com

The US Economy Is Failing — Paul Craig Roberts

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by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

Do the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page editors read their own newspaper?

The frontpage headline story for the Labor Day weekend was “Low Wage Growth Challenges Fed.” Despite an alleged 4.4{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} unemployment rate, which is full employment, there is no real growth in wages. The front page story pointed out correctly that an economy alleged to be expanding at full employment, but absent any wage growth or inflation, is “a puzzle that complicates Federal Reserve policy decisions.”

On the editorial page itself, under “letters to the editor,” Professor Tony Lima of California State University points out what I have stressed for years: “The labor-force participation rate remains at historic lows. Much of the decrease is in the 18-34 age group, while participation rates have increased for those 55 and older.” Professor Lima points out that more evidence that the American worker is not in good shape comes from the rising number of Americans who can only find part-time work, which leaves them with truncated incomes and no fringe benefits, such as health care.

Positioned right next to this factual letter is the lead editorial written by someone who read neither the front page story or the professor’s letter. The lead editorial declares: “The biggest labor story this Labor Day is the trouble that employers are having finding workers across the country.” The Journal’s editorial page editors believe the solution to the alleged labor shortage is Senator Ron Johnson’s (R.Wis.) bill to permit the states to give 500,000 work visas to foreigners.

In my day as a Wall Street Journal editor and columnist, questions would have been asked that would have nixed the editorial. For example, how is there a labor shortage when there is no upward pressure on wages? In tight labor markets wages are bid up as employers compete for workers. For example, how is the labor market tight when the labor force participation rate is at historical lows. When jobs are available, the participation rate rises as people enter the work force to take the jobs.

I have reported on a number of occasions that according to Federal Reserve studies, more Americans in the 24-34 age group live at home with parents than independently, and that it is those 55 and older who are taking the part time jobs. Why is this? The answer is that part time jobs do not pay enough to support an independent existence, and the Federal Reserve’s decade long zero interest rate policy forces retirees to enter the work force as their retirement savings produce no income. It is not only the manufacturing jobs of the middle class blue collar workers that have been given to foreigners in order to cut labor costs and thus maximize payouts to executives and shareholders, but also tradable professional skill jobs such as software engineering, design, accounting, and IT—jobs that Americans expected to get in order to pay off their student loans.

The Wall Street Journal editorial asserts that the young are not in the work force because they are on drugs, or on disability, or because of their poor education. However, all over the country there are college graduates with good educations who cannot find jobs because the jobs have been offshored. To worsen the crisis, a Republican Senator from Wisconsin wants to bring in more foreigners on work permits to drive US wages down lower so that no American can survive on the wage, and the Wall Street Journal editorial page editors endorse this travesty!

The foreigners on work visas are paid one-third less than the going US wage. They live together in groups in cramped quarters. They have no employee rights. They are exploited in order to raise executive bonuses and shareholder capital gains. I have exposed this scheme at length in my book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism (Clarity Press, 2013).

When Trump said he was going to bring the jobs home, he resonated, but, of course, he will not be permitted to bring them home, any more than he has been permitted to normalize relations with Russia.

In America Government is not in the hands of its people. Government is in the hands of a ruling oligarchy. Oligarchic rule prevails regardless of electoral outcomes. The American people are entering a world of slavery more severe than anything that previously existed. Without jobs, dependent on their masters for trickle-down benefits that are always subject to being cut, and without voice or representation, Americans, except for the One Percent, are becoming the most enslaved people in history.

Americans carry on by accumulating debt and becoming debt slaves. Many can only make the minimum payment on their credit card and thus accumulate debt. The Federal Reserve’s policy has exploded the prices of financial assets. The result is that the bulk of the population lacks discretionary income, and those with financial assets are wealthy until values adjust to reality.

As an economist I cannot identify in history any economy whose affairs have been so badly managed and prospects so severely damaged as the economy of the United States of America. In the short/intermediate run policies that damage the prospects for the American work force benefit what is called the One Percent as jobs offshoring reduces corporate costs and financialization transfers remaining discretionary income in interest and fees to the financial sector. But as consumer discretionary incomes disappear and debt burdens rise, aggregate demand falters, and there is nothing left to drive the economy.

Read More @ PaulCraigRoberts.org

U.S. Second Largest Oil Field Production Falls As Decline Rates Rise

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by Steve St. Angelo, SRSrocco:

While Americans continue to believe that the U.S. will become energy independent, the county’s second largest shale oil field is seeing a drop in production due to a rising decline rate.  The Eagle Ford Region in Texas experienced an increase in production as the oil price, and drilling activity increased since the beginning of 2016.

At its peak in March of 2015, the Eagle Ford was producing more than 1.7 million barrels of oil per day (mbd) but fell 30{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} to 1.2 mbd in November 2016 as the oil price declined.  However, as the oil price recovered and drilling rig activity increased, oil production at the Eagle Ford rose to 1.4 mbd currently.

Unfortunately, oil production at the Eagle Ford is forecasted to decline in October.  According to the EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report, the Eagle Ford will add 89,000 new barrels of oil per day (bd) in October but will lose 98,000 bd due to legacy declines:

The top graph in the chart above shows the monthly decline rate in the Eagle Ford Region.  As oil production increased in the field, so did the decline rate.  When the Eagle Ford peaked in oil production at the beginning of 2015, so did its legacy decline… a whopping 140,000 bd.  Furthermore, as drilling rig activity decreased, the decline rate started to fall, shown as the line moving higher.  Eagle Ford’s monthly decline dropped to 80,000 bd at the beginning of 2017.  However, as drilling rig activity increased once again, from 36 at the end of 2016 to 91 in July, the decline rate started to increase as well.

Even though the Eagle Ford will add 89,000 bd of new production in October, it will lose 98,000 bd, for a net loss of 9,000 bd:

Now think about this for a minute.  The drilling rig activity in the Eagle Ford surged from 36 at the end of 2016 to 91 by June, but production only increased 200,000 bd.  Now, production is already falling as drilling rig activity moderately declines.  Also, most of the companies producing shale oil in the Eagle Ford didn’t make any money as production increased 200,000 bd.

Read More @ SRSrocco.com

GOLD DOWN $3.75 TO $1282.25 WITH SILVER BEING WHACKED 14 CENTS ON THIS LAST DAY OF LONDON BASED OPTIONS EXPIRY

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

CHAOS IN CATALONIA SPAIN AS RAJOY PULLS OUT ALL STOPS TRYING TO BLOCK REFERENDUM

GOLD: $1282.25 down $3.75

Silver: $16.68down 14 CENT(S)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1287.50

silver: $16.87

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: $1293.04 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1284.30

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $8.24 (premiums getting larger)

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1297.75

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1284.75

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$13.00 (PREMIUMS GETTING LARGER)  

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1286.95

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1288.20 ???

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1283.10

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. 1283.10

For comex gold:

OCTOBER/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR SEPT CONTRACT MONTH: 411 NOTICE(S) FOR41100OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 411 FOR 41100 OZ  (1.2783 TONNES)

For silver:

OCTOBER

 

 285 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

1,425,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 285 for 1,425,000 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 FELL SLIGHTLY BY  573 contracts from  184,997DOWN TO 184,424  DESPITE THE SMALL SIZED RISE IN PRICE THAT SILVER UNDERTOOK IN YESTERDAY’S TRADING (UP 3 CENTS ). IT SURE LOOKS LIKE WE HAD CONSIDERABLE BANKER SHORT COVERING YESTERDAY AND TODAY.  BOTH GOLD AND SILVER JUMPED EVEN THOUGH 99{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} OF THE TIME, THEY RAID ON THE DAY PRIOR TO FIRST DAY NOTICE. THIS IS A GREAT SIGN THAT THE PHYSICAL MARKET IS OVERWHELMING THE PAPER MARKET AND THEIR NAKED SHORTING.

RESULT: A SMALL FALL IN OI COMEX  WITH THE3 CENT PRICE RISE. IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAD A SMALL AMOUNT OF BANKER SHORTS COVERING.  THE BANKERS YESTERDAY TRIED TO ORCHESTRATE ANOTHER RAID AND FAILED MISERABLY IN THEIR ATTEMPT.  

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.922 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 132{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT OCT MONTH/ THEY FILED: 285 NOTICE(S) FOR 1,425,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest FELL BY A CONSIDERABLE 7,202 CONTRACTS DESPITE THE RISEin price of gold ($1.55 ) WITH YESTERDAY’S COMEX TRADING.  The new OI for the gold complex rests at 532,683. GENERALLY WHEN WE ENTER FIRST DAY NOTICE WEEK FOR AN ACTIVE GOLD MONTH, WE SEE THE OPEN INTEREST FALL APPRECIABLY.  THIS IS BECAUSE LONGS CAN ACCEPT PRIVATE EFP CONTRACTS WHICH ENTITLES THEM TO A FIAT BONUS AND A FUTURES CONTRACT ON ANOTHER BOURSEAND MOST LIKELY THAT WOULD BE A LONDON BASED FORWARD. WE HAVE NO DOUBT HAD AN EXCESS OF 5400 EFP’S ISSUED. IN OTHER WORDS THE DEMAND IS STILL PRESENT BUT MOVED TO ANOTHER EXCHANGE AND THE OBLIGATION TO DELIVER STILL RESTS WITH OUR CRIMINAL BANKERS.

 

Result: A LARGE SIZED DECREASE IN OI WITH THERISE IN PRICE IN GOLD ($1.55) AND CONSIDERABLE EFP’S ISSUED (IN EXCESS OF 7200 )

we had: 411 notice(s) filed upon for 41,100 oz of gold.

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

GLD: 

Tonight , NO CHANGESin gold inventory at the GLD:

Inventory rests tonight: 864.65 tonnes.

SLV

Today: a no changes in inventory:

INVENTORY RESTS AT 326.757 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 FELL BY ONLY573 contracts from 184,997DOWN TO 184,424 (AND now A LITTLE FURTHER FROM THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) . AGAIN TODAY, IT  SEEMS THAT A TINY FRACTION OF OUR BANKER SHORTS COVERED.  THEY NEED TO COVER A MUCH HIGHER NUMBER OF OPEN INTEREST CONTRACTS WHEN RAIDS ARE INITIATED.  SO THEY TRIED AGAINYESTERDAY AND AGAIN TODAY.

RESULT:  A SMALL SIZED DROP IN SILVER OI  AT THE COMEX WITH THE SMALL RISE IN PRICE OF 3 CENTS IN YESTERDAY’S TRADING. ANOTHER ATTEMPTED RAID ORCHESTRATED BY THE CROOKS .  IT FAILED YESTERDAY JUDGING BY THE SMALL DROP IN OI.  THE CROOKS SEEM BENT ON DRIVING GOLD BELOW $1285.00 AND SILVER AT $16.75 AS NO DOUBT WE HAD CONSIDERABLE UNDERWRITTEN OPTIONS AT THESE LEVELS.

(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 THURSDAY night/FRIDAY morning: Shanghai closed UP 9.30 POINTS OR 0.28{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED UP 132.70 POINTS OR 0.48{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/ The Nikkei closed DOWN 6.83 POINTS OR 0.03{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.23{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed WELL UP at 6.6535/Oil DOWN to 51.62 dollars per barrel for WTI and 57.01 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED GREEN/EXCEPT SPAIN. Offshore yuan trades  6.6467 yuan to the dollar vs 6.6535 for onshore yuan. NOW THE OFFSHORE MOVED A LITTLE STRONGER TO THE ONSHORE YUAN/ ONSHORE YUANSTRONGER (TO THE DOLLAR)  AND THE OFFSHORE YUAN IS STRONGER TO THE DOLLAR AND THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE WEAKER  DOLLAR. CHINA IS VERY HAPPY TODAY

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Trump’s 1,500-word Airball

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by David Stockman, Daily Reckoning:

The Donald’s strong point isn’t his grasp of policy detail.

The nine page bare-bones outline released yesterday is nothing more than an aspirational air ball that lacks virtually every policy detail needed to assess its impact and to price out its cost.

It promises to shrink the code to three rates (12{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, 25{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, 35{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}), for example. But it doesn’t say boo about where the brackets begin and end compared to current law.

Needless to say, a taxpayer with $50,000 of taxable income who is on the 15{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} marginal bracket today might wish to know whether he is in the new 12{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} or the new 25{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} bracket proposed by the White House. After all, it could change his tax bill by several thousand dollars.

Similarly, to help pay for upwards of $6 trillion of tax cuts over the next decade, it proposes to eliminate “most” itemized deductions. These “payfors” would in theory increase revenues by about $3 trillion.

Then again, the plan explicitly excludes the two biggest deductions — the charitable deduction and mortgage deduction — which together account for $1.3 trillion of that total.

And it doesn’t name a single item among the hundreds of deductions that account for another $1 trillion of current law revenue loss. They’re just mystery meat to be stealthily extracted during committee meetings after Congressman have run the gauntlet of lobbyists prowling the halls outside.

Stated differently, after nine months of work these geniuses have come up with $6 trillion of easy to propose tax rate cuts and virtually no plan whatsoever to pay for them.

In fact, this latest nine pages of puffery contains just 1,500 words — including obligatory quotes from the Donald and page titles.

I hate to get picky, but the Donald’s team has been on the job for 250 days now. And all they came up with amounts to just three words each per day in office.

Worse still, even as this “framework” opens the door to unrelenting demagoguery from the Dems about helping the rich, it does virtually nothing for Flyover America.

And it surely leaves the rust belt workers who voted for Trump in western Pennsylvania, industrial Ohio, the Michigan auto belt and the manufacturing centers of Wisconsin and Iowa with absolutely nothing to show for their efforts.

That’s right. There are 122 million tax filers in the U.S. (or 83{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the total) with AGI (adjusted gross income) under $100,000. And they would get essentially zero net cuts under the vague scheme presented Wednesday. Most pay virtually no Federal income tax anyway.

But you would never have guessed that the new nine-page plan is one big nothingburger for the bottom 83{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of taxpayers based on the Donald’s oratory at Indianapolis yesterday. He essentially preached a storm in favor of the “little guy.”

That is, the Donald’s narrative was the same old threadbare story which claims the average worker is being crushed by Federal income tax payments and gets unfairly tangled up in the complexity of the IRS code without the benefit of high-priced tax lawyers and loophole-savvy financial advisors.

Accordingly, the Donald promised to “unrig” the tax code for these little guys, thereby keeping faith with the millions of dispossessed citizens of Flyover America who voted for him last November.

Except, except… the whole Indianapolis narrative is essentially nonsense.

This isn’t 1981 and there is no raging inflation and bracket creep propelling the middle class into tax tyranny. In fact, owing to indexing and large increases in the standard deduction and personal exemption over the last 35 years, the income tax has essentially morphed into a Rich Man’s Tax.

Stated differently, the Donald’s new tax reform airball promises to make filing with the IRS more palatable to rank and file America. Yet 101 million taxpayers (69{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}) have no exposure to the complexity of the IRS code at all. They owe virtually nothing.

And I mean nothing. Among the 148 million income tax filers, the bottom 53 million owed zero taxes in the most recent year (2014), and the bottom half (74 million) paid an aggregate total of just $45 billion.

Read More @ DailyReckoning.com

PRINCE PHILIP’S UNCLE CLAIMS AN ALIEN SPACESHIP LANDED ON HIS ESTATE (DRAWINGS INCLUDED)

by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

You might be surprised to learn that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of the queen of England, is fascinated by the UFO phenomenon. It’s not surprising to me, however, because his family is most likely comprised of people involved with Deep State institutions and the Black Budget programs (Special Access Programs) that these oversee.

Although the group that maintains all oversight on the extraterrestrial phenomenon remains hidden, if we follow the money, the royal families of the world is where the line seems to go.

As I’ve furthered my research into the phenomenon over the years, what’s become even more evident is that, whoever these people are, they’re most likely the Bilderberg type or beyond, and they too are curious about what exactly is going — and that’s despite the fact that they probably know a whole lot more than we do.

Prince Philip documents his interest in UFOs, but as always, we must be wary of comments coming from the government, or those who puppet these governments, about UFOs, because those comments could perhaps be used to push forth a fear agenda. First the threat was the Russians, and now it’s the “Islamic State,” which itself seems to be the creation of the Western Military Alliance.

So why should UFOs be any different? Just look at this statement from the biography of Lord Mountbatten, Prince Philip’s uncle, as shared in the Huffington Post a couple of years ago:

[We were] both convinced that they come from another planet but we mutually and independently came to the conclusion that they were not ‘aeroplanes’ with silly little almost human pilots but are themselves the actual inhabitants: Martians, Venusians, Jupiterians or what have you. Why should life in another planet with entirely different conditions in any way resemble life on our planet? Their inhabitants might be ‘gaseous’ or circular or very large. They certainly don’t breathe, they may not have to eat and I doubt if they have babies—bits of their great discs may break away and grow into a new creature. The fact that they can hover and accelerate away from the earth’s gravity again and even revolve round a V2 in America (as reported by their head scientist) shows that they are far ahead of us. If they really come over in a big way that may settle the capitalist-communist war. If the human race wishes to survive they may have to band together.

In fact, fear propaganda was also alluded to in some of the John Podesta Wikileaks emails, when Dr. Edgar Mitchell and Carol Rosin expressed their concern for peace in outer space. Rosin herself has told the world a very interesting story with regards to what she heard from her mentor, Dr. Wernher Von Braun:

“The enemy as first he said, the enemy against whom we’re going to build a space based weapons system. . . . First the Russians are going to be considered the enemy . . . then terrorists would be identified and that was soon to follow. . . . Then we were going to identify third world crazy’s, we now call them nations of concern. . . . The next enemy was asteroids…and against asteroids we’re going to build space based weapons, and the funniest one of all, was against what he called aliens, extraterrestrials, that would be the final card. And over, and over during the four years that I knew him and was giving his speeches for him, he would bring up that last card.”

After all, the global financial elite have a long history of imposing their will on others, by any means necessary, and that includes a lot of mainstream media brainwashing.

You can read more about that agenda, perhaps one to further heighten the global national security state, one in which fear rules, in an article we published about it here.

So, again, this is why it’s always interesting to hear what these “elites” have to say about UFOs, because it always gets mainstream media attention, though that does not mean it represents any truth at all.

The UFO/extraterrestrial issue is engulfed in secrecy, and very compartmentalized, and anybody who claims to know what exactly is going, no matter who they are, is suspect. That shouldn’t detract from the fact that they may know a whole lot too, but as far as I am concerned, mainstream media, governments, and royal families are not your greatest source for truth.

That being said, there still remains the very clear fact that the UFO/extraterrestrial phenomenon is full of evidence and truth, and there are those, like the ones mentioned above, who want to manufacture their own truth about it, all while studying it for themselves and perhaps using it for their own advantage.

It’s noteworthy to mention here that Mountbatten was also Admiral of the Fleet, one of many military men with a heavy interest in the subject.

Take Lord Admiral Hill-Norton, for example, a former Chief of Defence Staff, 5 Star Admiral of the Navy, and Chairman of the NATO military committee, who said:

“There is a serious possibility that we are being visited and have been visited for many years by people from outer space, from other civilizations . . . and it behooves us, in case some of these people in the future or now should turn hostile, to find out who they are, where they come from, and what they want. This should be the subject of rigorous scientific investigation and not the subject of ‘rubishing’ by tabloid newspapers.

The UFO At Mountbatten’s Estate

According to an article written by the Sun, who placed within their article the document found by them within the Broadlands Archives:

Back in February, 1955, Mountbatten…made an official report about a strange encounter his bricklayer Fred Briggs allegedly had with a flying saucer and an alien creature. The report, which was uncovered after Mountbatten’s 1979 death at the hands of the IRA, describes how a silver spaceship landed in the grounds of his Broadlands estate in Romsey, Hampshire. The flying saucer hovered above the ground before a man dressed in overalls and a helmet descended from the bottom of the craft, according to the documents. Fred was then reportedly knocked off his bike and held on the ground by an “unseen force.” 

What further lends legitimacy to this story is the fact thatGordon Creighton, a veteran of the British Service, also describes a UFO landing that took place on the estate of Lord Mountbatten in the south of England, near Southampton.

Below is a picture of Mountbatten’s description.

 

Read More @ CollectiveEvolution.com

It Begins. Owner of Historic US Clothing Company Pulls Ads from NFL Games

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by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Allan Jones, CEO of Hardwick Clothing and Check Into Cash payday loan company, announced on Tuesday he is through with sponsoring the wardrobes and advertising on the NFL.

Hardwick Clothing is America’s oldest suit maker.

In his statement Jones said“Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!”
The Times Free Press reported:

Two years ago, Cleveland, Tenn., businessman Allan Jones was proudly showing off his newly acquired Hardwick Clothing-brand suits by providing the wardrobe for NBC’s on-air talent during the network’s broadcasts of NFL football games.

But after NFL players and coaches challenged President Donald Trump and many took a knee during the national anthem played before their games over the weekend, Jones said he is through sponsoring the wardrobes or advertising on stations that air the National Football League.

Jones, CEO of the payday lending chain Check Into Cash and owner of Hardwick Clothes — America’s oldest suit maker — tweeted his criticism and change of heart Tuesday.

Read More @ TheGatewayPundit.com

Leaked Descriptions Of Infamous “Russia Ads” Derail Collusion Narrative “They Showed Support For Clinton”

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from ZeroHedge:

That was quick.

Less than a week after Facebook agreed to turn over to Congressional investigators copies of the 3,000-odd political advertisements that the company said it had inadvertently sold to a Russia-linked group intent on meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the contents of the ads have – unsurprisingly – leaked, just as we had expected them to.

Congressional investigators shared the information with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, which has repeatedly allowed information about its investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign actively colluded with Russian operatives to leak to the press. Once this happened, we knew it was only a matter of time before the ads became part of the public record.  

And, shockingly, descriptions of the ads provided to the Washington Post hardly fit the narrative that Democratic lawmakers have spun in recent weeks, claiming the ads – which didn’t advocate on behalf of a specific candidate, but rather hewed to political issues like abortion rights – were instrumental in securing Trump’s victory.

After initially denying the story this spring, Facebook came clean earlier this month, saying its investigators had discovered that the company sold at least $100,000 worth of ads – and possibly as much as $150,000 – to Russia-linked group that bought the ads through 470 phony Facebook pages and accounts.

WaPo reports that the ads represented issues on both sides of the ideological spectrum, which would suggest that the buyers didn’t intend to support a specific candidate, but rather their own unique agenda.

The batch of more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads that Facebook is preparing to turn over to Congress shows a deep understanding of social divides in American society, with some ads promoting African-American rights groups including Black Lives Matter and others suggesting that these same groups pose a rising political threat, say people familiar with the covert influence campaign.

The Russian campaign — taking advantage of Facebook’s ability to simultaneously send contrary messages to different groups of users based on their political and demographic characteristics – also sought to sow discord among religious groups. Other ads highlighted support for Democrat Hillary Clinton among Muslim women.

Of course, support for Hillary Clinton among minority groups was less enthusiastic than it was for Barack Obama, suggesting that the ads perhaps weren’t as effective as some Democratic lawmakers would have voters believe. Despite the innocuous description, WaPo insisted on reporting that the ads were meant to “sow dischord” among different voting blocs that supported Clinton. The paper of record also reported that the targeted messages “highlight the sophistication of an influence campaign slickly crafted to mimic and infiltrate US political discourse”…again without explaining exactly how they accomplished this.

These targeted messages, along with others that have surfaced in recent days, highlight the sophistication of an influence campaign slickly crafted to mimic and infiltrate U.S. political discourse while also seeking to heighten tensions between groups already wary of one another.

Yet, WaPo reports that the “nature and detail” of the ads has bothered investigators at Facebook and the Justice Department, as well as those working on behalf of the Congressional committees that are conducting independent investigations. The House and Senate Intelligence committees plan to begin reviewing the Facebook ads in the coming weeks.

Furthermore, the paper ran quotes from Sen. Mark Warner and Rep. Adam Schiff, two of the most vocal proponents of the Russia election-hacking conspiracy theory (it is only a theory, after all), describing the ads as part of a sinister effort to undermine the democratic process.

“Their aim was to sow chaos,” said Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “In many cases, it was more about voter suppression rather than increasing turnout.”

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said he hoped the public would be able to review the ad campaign.

“I think the American people should see a representative sample of these ads to see how cynical the Russian were using these ads to sow division within our society,” he said, noting that he had not yet seen the ads but had been briefed on them, including the ones mentioning “things like Black Lives Matter.”

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Politicians Start to Run Away from Global Warming

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by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

Politicians have been confronted with the real cost of their support for global warming. France has suddenly come out in support of diesel because of the jobs that could be lost. The diesel crisis may have started in Germany, but there are more diesel car owners in Europe as a whole.

Suddenly, when confronted with the loss of jobs, the politicians are turning against global warming and revealing that the scientists have been WRONG! Indeed, the politicians were eager to jump on the global warming theory because they have been able to raise taxes without providing a corresponding cost. The estimated cost to the private sector for global warming has reached about $1 trillion globally. The price of everything from electricity to gasoline has risen due to global warming taxes. Not to mention, it is driving the cost of meat and dairy products higher with claims that cows, the second-leading culprit behind cars, produce damaging gas to the environment. Look at the taxes on air travel. On average, 50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the price goes toward taxes.

We are starting to now see more and more articles in the major press exposing that global warming is a fraud (see SunIndependentAustralianNational Geographic).

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PEAK PONZI: Teachers Demand $3,200 From Each Kentucky Household To Fund Pension Ponzi For 2 Years

from Zero Hedge:

We have written frequently over the past couple of weeks about the disastrous public pension funds in Kentucky that are anywhere from $42 – $84 billion underfunded, depending on which discount rate you feel inclined to use. As we’ve argued before, these pensions, like the ones in Illinois and other states, are so hopelessly underfunded that they haven’t a prayer of ever again being made whole.

That said, logic and math have never before stopped pissed off teachers and/or clueless legislators from throwing good money after bad in an effort to ‘kick the can down the road’ on their pension crises. As such, it should come as no surprise at all that the Lexington Herald Leader reported today that Kentucky’s 365,000 teachers and other public employees are now demanding that taxpayers contribute a staggering $5.4 billion to their insolvent ponzi schemes over the next two years alone. To put that number in perspective, $5.4 billion is roughly $3,200 for each household in the state of Kentucky and 25{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the state’s entire budget over a two-year period.

 

Kentucky’s General Assembly will need to find an estimated $5.4 billion to fund the pension systems for state workers and school teachers in the next two-year state budget, officials told the Public Pension Oversight Board on Monday.

That amount would be a hefty funding increase and a painful squeeze for a state General Fund that — at about $20 billion over two years — also is expected to pay for education, prisons, social services and other state programs.

“We realize this challenge is in front of us. That’s obviously part of the need for us to address pension reform,” said state Sen. Joe Bowen, R-Owensboro, co-chairman of the oversight board.

“In the short-term, yeah, we’re obligated to find this money,” Bowen said. “And everybody is committed to do that. We have revealed this great challenge. We have embraced this great challenge, as opposed to previous members of the legislature, perhaps.”

In presentations on Monday, the pension oversight board was told that total employer contributions for KRS in Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 would be an estimated $2.47 billion each year, up from $1.52 billion in the current fiscal year. Nearly $995 million of that would be owed by local governments. The remaining $1.48 billion is what the state would owe.

The Teachers’ Retirement System estimated that it would need a total of $1.22 billion in Fiscal Year 2019 and $1.22 billion in Fiscal Year 2020. That would include not only an additional $1 billion to pay down the system’s unfunded liabilities but also $139 million to continue paying the debt service on a pension bond that won’t be paid off until the year 2024.

Of course, the $5.4 billion will do absolutely nothing to avoid an inevitable failure of Kentucky’s pension system but what the hell…

As we’ve said before, the problem is that the aggregate underfunded liability of pensions in states like Kentucky have become so incredibly large that massive increases in annual contributions, courtesy of taxpayers, can’t possibly offset liability growth and annual payouts.  All the while, the funding for these ever increasing annual contributions comes out of budgets for things like public schools even though the incremental funding has no shot of fixing a system that is hopelessly “too big to bail.”

 

So what can Kentucky do to solve their pension crisis?  Well, as it turns out they hired a pension consultant, PFM Group, in May of last year to answer that exact question.  Unfortunately, we suspect that PFM’s conclusions, which include freezing current pension plans, slashing benefit payments for current retirees and converting future employees to a 401(k), are somewhat less than palatable for both pensioners and elected officials who depend upon votes from public employee unions in order to keep their jobs…it’s a nice little circular ref that ensures that taxpayers will always lose in the fight to fix America’s broken pension system.

Be that as it may, here is a recap of PFM’s suggestions to Kentucky’s Public Pension Oversight Board courtesy of the Lexington Herald Leader:

An independent consultant recommended sweeping changes Monday to the pension systems that cover most of Kentucky’s public workers, creating the possibility that lawmakers will cut payments to existing retirees and force most current and future hires into 401(k)-style retirement plans.

If the legislature accepts the recommendations, it would effectively end the promise of a pension check for most of Kentucky’s future state and local government workers and freeze the pension benefits of most current state and local workers. All of those workers would then be shifted to a 401(k)-style investment plan that offers defined employer contributions rather than a defined retirement benefit.

PFM also recommended increasing the retirement age to 65 for most workers.

The 401 (k)-style plans would require a mandatory employee contribution of 3 percent of their salary and a guaranteed employer contribution of 2 percent of their salary. The state also would provide a 50 percent match on the next 6 percent of income contributed by the employee, bringing the state’s maximum contribution to 5 percent. The maximum total contribution from the employer and the employee would be 14 percent.

For those already retired, the consultant recommended taking away all cost of living benefits that state and local government retirees received between 1996 and 2012, a move that could significantly reduce the monthly checks that many retirees receive. For example, a government worker who retired in 2001 or before could see their benefit rolled back by 25 percent or more, PFM calculated.

The consultant also recommended eliminating the use of unused sick days and compensatory leave to increase pension benefits.

Meanwhile, PFM warned that the typical “kick the can down the road approach” would not work in Kentucky and that current retiree benefits would have to be cut.

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Why Left Wing Nuts Get Away with Murder

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from BATR:

“Once Upon A Time, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away” the left wing of the political spectrum were the vanguard of opposing the globalist warfare matrix. The anti-war movement changed the world in the 1960’s and stopped the bloody carnage in Viet Nam. Judging by today’s standards, that world is forgotten and the replacement culture has an attitude that preserving the empire is necessary no matter how trumped up the rationale is to maintain perpetual conflict. Choose the newest enemy; Jihad Islam, Russian nationalism, Chinese supremacy or North Korean belligerence and any dedicated internationalist can spin an argument why fighting the next war is necessary.   

Now we all know just how half-crazed the foreign policy of mentally deranged “Bomber” McCain and his NeoCon warmonger comrades has been over the decades, but what is the excuse from the Looney Left for abandoning their moral argument that underpinned opposition to the establishment’s persistent drive to maintain a permanent war environment?

Remember the Democratic left is the party that purged the righteous and enlightened foreign policy opposition from the likes of Dennis Kucinich, Cynthia McKinney and Eric Massa; forcing each from office. Throwing them under the bus is much different from having them sitting in the back of the coach.  

While regrettable these expulsions from Congress are consistent with the radical purity litmus tests required to remain within the club of ecumenical warfare. The informative site with accompanied link resources, Neoliberalism as Trotskyism for the rich makes an important point.

“Like Trotskyism, neoliberalism consider wars to impose a liberal-democratic society on weaker countries (which in modern times are countries without nuclear weapons) which cannot give a fight to Western armies are inherently just (“regime change” mentality). So both ideologies are ready to bring revolution to new countries on the tips of (USA in case of neoliberalism) bayonets.”

Once the resistance to imperialism was seen as a desired objective for liberal wing exponents of the anti-war factions. Sadly, that is no longer the case. The persistent and expansive dominance within the deep state of the most notable NeoCon proponents has worked their way into the entire professional establishment. As the NeoLibs become indistinguishable with the fake conservatives, the liberal cause is relegated to the trash bin.

Doug Bandow writes in Forbes, Americans Should Reject Bipartisan Warmongering: Base Foreign Policy On Reluctance To Go To War and acknowledges the failure the post 911 era.

“After 9/11, President George W. Bush abandoned his campaign pledge of a “humble” foreign policy and instead unleashed America’s military throughout the Middle East, with disastrous results.

Fifteen years and another administration later, the U.S. is more entangled in violent conflicts throughout the world than ever before and there’s no end in sight. The American people understandably have rejected a foreign policy driven by regime change and nation building.”

Well, this last conclusion is debatable. Has the public truly scorned the interventionist involvement policy? The grassroots Trump supporters were certainly onboard, but the cold hard fact is that the will of the people has little to do with the design and implementation of foreign policy. Just as President Trump, has been held captive to the careerists from Foggy Bottom.

This brings up the discussion, why is it acceptable in the controlled and manufactured culture for liberals to jump on the train of the arms munitions machine and always get a pass on their bellicose advocacy?    

The short answer, they can get away with it in a culture that blames right wing conservatives for all wars. However, this is not based upon the real historic record. According to Willie Osterweil in the essay, Democrats Are the Real Party of Warpresents a compelling argument.

“Indeed, all of the major U.S. wars in the 20th century—World War I, II, Korea and Vietnam—were entered by Democratic administrations. Harry Truman, a Democrat, is still the only world leader to use a nuclear bomb on a population. And with the exception of World War II, where almost all anti-war sentiment collapsed after Pearl Harbor, these wars were entered over the objections of the left wing of the Democratic Party. But while the presence of that left wing has guaranteed that anti-war liberals rally to the Democratic side, it not yet stopped a Democratic administration from going to war.

It’s important to face this fact squarely: in the 20th century, it was the Democratic party that was the more aggressive pursuer of foreign wars. You can make whatever claim you like about historical contingency, necessity, or immediate context. None of them should convince anyone that the Democrats, as a party, are opposed to war. They’re not even more opposed to war than Republicans. They are a party of warmongers.

Many of those young anti-war Obama voters learned a hard lesson: when you put your faith, energy or activism into electing Democrats, no matter what domestic policy you support, you’re also putting your weight behind militarism, a crackdown on civil liberties, and foreign wars of aggression. Perhaps the most surprising thing about Obama’s wars, ultimately, is how, despite it all, many continue to hope for change from the Democratic Party.”

Folks, there are no successors to Eugene Joseph McCarthy a Man of Courage. The Democratic Party is every bit of a fraud as the Republican NeoCons. As for the ideological inept supporters of progressive nihilism, they are irrelevant and act as dreadful fools of the Pelosi contingent wing of the sham two party systems.

The fake news offered up by the corporatist media is so slanted to maintain the protection racket for their heroes and heroines on the left that the condemnation of that other famous McCarthy, “Tail Gunner Joe“, applies to anyone on the right; especially if they propose an American First, non-interventionism populist viewpoint.

Back to, Once Upon A Time, the populism on the left and that of the right shared most of the same basic distrust of the political and economic elites. Not that way anymore. Even the liberal site Vox asks, Why Democrats have no foreign policy ideas.

“Washington’s foreign policy debate tends to be mostly conducted between the center and the right. The issue is typically how much force America should use rather than whether it should use it at all, or how to tweak a free-trade agreement rather than whether it should be accepted at all. Debates over pressing policy issues — from fighting ISIS to the crisis in Venezuela to handling Chinese provocations in the South China Sea — lack a left-wing voice of any prominence.

Dan Drezner, a professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School admits:

“As progressives, we believe in government. And yet, the logic of a security state tends in directions that are antithetical to things we believe as progressives,” Hurlburt says. “As a security progressive, you’re constantly riding that contradiction, and you’ll never get away from it.”

His conclusions are void of the definite criticism that the Liberal Wing Nuts actually are in basic agreement with the prevailing war imposition objectives of the permanent foreign policy consortium.

So when the self-proclaimed indignation of the pseudo holier than thou libtards rationalize that their complicity in murder comes with the territory, just remember that infamous admission from war criminal, Madeleine Albright in her 60 Minutes interview.

Lesley Stahl, speaking of US sanctions against Iraq: “We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And – and you know, is the price worth it?”

Madeleine Albright: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price – we think the price is worth it.

Who can or has the will to bring justice to the establishment elites for waging war for their globalist masters? Liberals are virtually immune to the silence of condemning progressives. This “PC” distortion of reality seldom penetrates the bubble of cover-up. When the echo chamber for leftist exemption from responsibility forgoes accountability, the entire society is drained of an opportunity for social justice. 

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