Thursday, September 19, 2019

SYRIANGIRL’s Facebook Ban Linked to Russia-gate Twitter Purge? – an Exclusive Interview

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from Sputnik News:

“I’m quite devastated. I put 5 years into that platform.”

She thinks her account got caught up in the recent Twitter / Facebook purge of Russian-linked accounts.

On Thursday evening, we reported this:  Facebook Blocks SYRIANGIRL’s Account After Criticism of Kurds

SYRIANGIRL, the Australian activist Youtuber and social media powerhouse tweeted on Thursday evening (EST) that her Facebook account has been blocked for her exposure of fraud during the Kurdistan referendum. She had 75,000 followers.

She also has 70,000 followers on Twitter, and 75,000 subscribers to her excellent Youtube channel.

She gave RI an exclusive interview on Friday, explaining that Facebook acted without warning, (which is unusual – usually they give people a chance to correct whatever is upsetting the censors), and so far have not responded to emails.

She speculated that perhaps her page had been caught up in the anti-Russian Twitter / Facebook purge currently unfolding. (Twitter removed 200 Russian accounts that targeted Facebook during election – USA Today)

 

Deep-staters are claiming that Russian troll farms were using Twitter to promote things on Facebook. Possibly they were also pushing her Facebook page, and it is possible that her page was caught up in the purge for this reason.

She pointed out that if Russian trolls were pushing her stories to American viewers, they were in fact doing America a favor, because her work corrects media lies about Syria pushed in the American media by intelligence agency trolls.

She also explained that she is censored in other ways – for example, Youtube stripped her of the ability to monetize her videos 4 years ago – without explanation. Take a look at the videos on her channel – hardly something that warrants censorship in a free society.

She is clearly upset:

I’m quiet devastated. I put 5 years into that platform. Hopefully it will come back.

I should have made my own website. I planned to – even bought a  domain name but I was a one person army. I didn’t have the resources in time, money or know-how.

In an effort to fight back against the censorship, she has started a Patreon account. If you want to take a stand against creeping US censorship, a great way to do it would be to join her supporters there.

On Friday night she put up a video punching back at Facebook, where she talks about the ban, and explains what she had been saying about the Kurds in Syria that must have so offended the censors:

Read More @ SputnikNews.com

CHINA IS ON GOLDEN WEEK HOLIDAY AND THUS THE CROOKS WILL RAID ALL WEEK

by Harvey Organ Blog, Harvey Organ Blog:

SURPRISINGLY NO GOLD OR SILVER LEFT THE GLD OR SLV: I WONDER WHY?/BILL HOLTER’S IMPORTANT PAPER..A MUST READ…

GOLD: $1274.25 down $8.25

Silver: $16.60  down 8 CENT(S)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1271.10

silver: $16.60

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: $n/a DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $n/a

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $8.24 (premiums getting larger)

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $n/a

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $/na

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

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $not important

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $not important

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: 28 NOTICE(S) FOR2800OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 439 FOR 43900 OZ  (1.3654 TONNES)

For silver:

OCTOBER

 

 19 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

95,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 304 for 1,520,000 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 CONSIDERABLY BY  1464 contracts from  184,424DOWN TO 182,960  CORRESPONDING TO ANOTHER RAID THAT SILVER UNDERTOOK IN FRIDAY’S TRADING (DOWN 14 CENTS ). WITH GOLDEN WEEK IN CHINA STARTING FRIDAY SEPT 29, OUR CROOKS BECOME EMBOLDENED TO CONTINUE THEIR WHACKING KNOWING FULL WELL THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PHYSICAL DELIVERIES FOR AT LEAST A WEEK.

RESULT: A FAIR SIZED FALL IN OI COMEX  WITH THE14 CENT PRICE RISE. IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAD A SMALL AMOUNT OF BANKER SHORTS COVERING AND THUS THEY HAD MILD SUCCESS.  

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.152 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 131{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT OCT MONTH/ THEY FILED: 19 NOTICE(S) FOR 95,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest FELL BY A SMALLER THAN EXPECTED 1800 CONTRACTS WITH THE FALLin price of gold ($3.75 ) WITH YESTERDAY’S COMEX TRADING.  The new OI for the gold complex rests at 530,883. WEHAVE NOW ENTERED GOLDEN WEEK (ONE WEEK OF CHINESE HOLIDAY)..SO EXPECT TORMENT FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK AS THE CROOKS DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PHYSICAL DELIVERIES FOR A WEEK.

 

Result: A SMALL SIZED DECREASE IN OI WITH THEFALL IN PRICE IN GOLD ($3.75) 

we had: 28 notice(s) filed upon for 2800 oz of gold.

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

GLD:   WOW

Tonight , NO CHANGESin gold inventory at the GLD AGAIN DESPITE THE CONTINUAL DRUBBING GOLD HAS TAKEN THESE PAST FEW WEEKS

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 BY1464 contracts from 184,424DOWN TO 182,960 (AND now A LITTLE FURTHER FROM THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) . IT  SEEMS THAT A TINY FRACTION OF OUR BANKERS WERE SUCCESSFUL IN COVERING THEIR SHORTS.  WITH GOLDEN WEEK IN CHINA, EXPECT THE BANKERS TO HAVE CONSTANT TORMENT THROUGH THIS COMING WEEK AS THEY TRY AND COVER AS MANY AS POSSIBLE OF THEIR SILVER/GOLD SHORTS.

RESULT:  A GOOD SIZED DROP IN SILVER OI  AT THE COMEX WITH THE FALL IN PRICE OF 19 CENTS IN FRIDAY’S TRADING. EXPECT CONSTANT TORMENT FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK.

(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 SUNDAY night/MONDAY morning: Shanghai closed /Hang Sang CLOSED / The Nikkei closed UP 44.50 POINTS OR 0.22{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.81{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed/Oil DOWN to 50.30 dollars per barrel for WTI and 55.60 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED GREEN .  ALL YUAN FIXINGS CLOSED

Read More @ HarveyOrganBlog.com

Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet?

by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept:

LAST FRIDAY, most major media outlets touted a major story about Russian attempts to hack into U.S. voting systems, based exclusively on claims made by the Department of Homeland Security. “Russians attempted to hack elections systems in 21 states in the run-up to last year’s presidential election, officials said Friday,” began the USA Today story, similar to how most other outlets presented this extraordinary claim.

This official story was explosive for obvious reasons, and predictably triggered instant decrees – that of course went viral – declaring that the legitimacy of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election is now in doubt.

Virginia’s Democratic Congressman Don Beyer, referring to the 21 targeted states, announced that this shows “Russia tried to hack their election”:

MSNBC’s Paul Revere for all matters relating to the Kremlin take-over, Rachel Maddow, was indignant that this wasn’t told to us earlier and that we still aren’t getting all the details. “What we have now figured out,” Maddow gravely intoned as she showed the multi-colored maps she made, is that “Homeland Security knew at least by June that 21 states had been targeted by Russian hackers during the election. . .targeting their election infrastructure.”

They were one small step away from demanding that the election results be nullified, indulging the sentiment expressed by #Resistance icon Carl Reiner the other day: “Is there anything more exciting that [sic] the possibility of Trump’s election being invalidated & Hillary rightfully installed as our President?”

Read More @ TheIntercept.com

The Fed Stares Reality in the Face

by Jim Rickards, Daily Reckoning:

Janet Yellen maintains a persistent belief in the Phillips curve, which assumes an inverse relationship between unemployment and inflation.

As unemployment goes down, labor scarcity leads to wage increases above growth potential, which leads to inflation.

The only problem with the Phillips curve is that it has no empirical support. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, we had high unemployment and high inflation. Today, we have low unemployment and low inflation. Both results are the exact opposite of what the Phillips curve would predict.

In a recent speech, Fed governor Lael Brainard, an ally of Yellen, said the Phillips curve today is “flat.” That’s a polite way of saying there is no curve.

Yellen is also confused about what causes inflation other than the Phillips curve. She believes that monetary ease, acting with a lag, feeds inflation. Therefore, it is necessary to tighten policy before inflation appears to avoid getting behind the curve.

But money supply does not cause inflation. It may add fuel to a fire, but it’s not the spark. The Fed has created $3.5 trillion of new money since 2008 and there’s no inflation in sight.

What causes inflation is not money supply but psychology, expressed as velocity. Velocity is the speed at which money turns over through lending and spending. It depends on behavioral psychology, what Keynes called “animal spirits,” regardless of the amount of money around.

Assume GDP is $20 trillion and maximum real growth is 3{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. That means nominal GDP growth above $600 billion (3{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of $20 trillion) will be inflationary. Now consider two cases. In the first case, money supply is $300 billion and velocity is 2. In the second case, money supply is $250 billion and velocity is 3.

The first case yields $600 billion in nominal growth ($300 billion times 2), which is noninflationary because it matches potential growth. In the second case, nominal growth is $750 billion ($250 billion times 3), which is inflationary because it exceeds potential real growth.

In other words, the example with the larger money supply has lower inflation. Sorry, Janet.

In recent remarks, both at the FOMC press conference on Sept. 20 and a speech last Monday, Yellen left markets with the impression that the Fed would raise rates in December based on the arguments noted above (low unemployment and monetary policy acting with a lag).

At the same time, she noted that inflation has been going down sharply and that the Fed really doesn’t understand why (a refreshing note of humility).

Yellen dismisses the weak inflation data as “transitory” and clings to her forward-looking Phillips curve fears as a reason to raise rates in December. Markets seem to agree.

Yet as with all false belief systems, reality intrudes sooner or later. In this case, reality intruded at exactly 8:30 a.m. EDT last Friday, Sept. 29.

That was when the August core PCE year-over-year (YoY) inflation figure was released.

Core PCE YoY is the one inflation metric the Fed focuses on. The Fed’s target for that measure is 2{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. Here are the data so far this year:

  • January: 1.9{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}
  • February: 1.9{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}
  • March: 1.6{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}
  • April: 1.6{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}
  • May: 1.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}
  • June: 1.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}
  • July: 1.4{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}.

You get the picture.

The real data have moved in the opposite direction from the Fed’s 2{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} target by a full 0.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} in seven months. That’s a big move, and that’s a long period of time to cling to the “transitory” explanation.

I told Rickards’ Intelligence Triggers subscribers on Thursday that if core PCE came in at 1.4{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} or lower Friday morning, it would drive a stake into the heart of Wall Street research departments and kill any chance of a December rate hike.

If it was 1.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, I said it wouldn’t move the needle much one way or the other. Yellen would take a “wait and see” approach. If it was 1.6{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} or higher, I said that would have increased the odds of a December rate hike and given encouragement to Yellen and her “transitory” theory.

So what did August core PCE come in at Friday?

Read More @ DailyReckoning.com

A Culture of Authoritarianism = A Society of Totalitarianism

from BATR

The impact of the 21st Century in its short phylogenesis has produced a pseudonymous willingness to accept the most threatening viewpoints and behavior yet seen on the planet. Implied within this overview is the precept that free will is the natural basis of our collective makeup. Nevertheless, the flight from personal liberty and constructive communal cultural values has been in an unimpeded free fall as the coercion of the mob intensifies. According to this groupthink, no competing ontology is acceptable in this brave new world of multicultural purity. This snake pit of toxic venom has been poisoning the popular culture for dozens of decades. So far the battle for sanity has fought off the scourge. However, the recent escalation of pernicious assaults on the decency of human freedom has become indisputable.

Listing a litany of aggressive examples of our cultural demise is not necessary. You know the horror stories from your own life. If you are of an age that has accumulated meaningful worldly experience, be honest and admit the factual reality of our cultural downfall. The forces committed to the demise of Western Civilization are implanted within every aspect of society.

Sure there are millions of conscientious citizens that want to lead a normal life. Still, when compared to their own life cycle, the current crop of indoctrinated and educated government school guinea pigs exist in a foreign haze of cultural secular humanism. So when Henry Giroux, writes during the pre Trump era in Counterpunch, Culture of Cruelty: the Age of Neoliberal Authoritarianism, a liberal thought mindset comes through loud and clear.

“Relegated to an object of disdain by right-wing extremists, the legacy of democratic principles now withers under a social order marked by a hardening of the culture and the emergence of an unprecedented survival-of-the-fittest ethos. This is a mean-spirited ethos that rails against any notion of solidarity and compassion that embraces a respect for others. The consequences of this emerging authoritarianism speak to a different experience of total terror in the 21st century.

The basic elements of this new neoliberal authoritarianism can be seen clearly in the ongoing and ruthless assault on the social state, unions, higher education, workers, students, poor minority youth, and any vestige of the social contract. Free market policies, values, and practices with their emphasis on the privatization of public wealth, the elimination of social protections, and the deregulation of economic activity now shape practically every commanding political and economic institution in both countries. Markets now use their economic and ideological resources to weaponize and militarize all aspects of everyday life, increasingly held in place by a culture of fear, a pedagogy of repression, a banal celebrity culture, game show aesthetics, and a politics of precarity, control, and mass surveillance. A world of shadows, secrecy, and lawlessness now characterizes a deep state that is ruthless in its pursuit of wealth and power and indifferent to its plundering of both humanity and the planet.”

Giroux blame game analysis ignores in his Orwellian comparison the actual perverts who abandon the timeless tenants of civility and replace our traditional heritage with a 20th Century advocacy of socialized collectivism.

The substantive architects of the cultural authoritarianism that has gripped America in an epidemic of delusion and carnage are complicit, who turned their backs on basic Christian values and accept the relativism of a malformed society. Over sixteen years ago the essay, What is the Responsibility of a Citizen?, defined the purpose of a citizen.

“Human Nature, being what it is, not all will, or are able to, become members in good standing. For those who are the exceptions, their place will be discussed another time. But for those who willingly choose to become part of the Civilized Community, the prospects for a meaningful future can be earned. Therefore, the responsibility of the citizen to his society starts with the respect he needs to accept for himself. This should not be confused with being self-centered. Quite to the contrary, this idea of self-worth requires that no one will, willingly accept being reduced to slavery, even when it is created by your own hands. This is a radical departure from the common activities of most people. For the chains of serfdom, are forged upon the anvils of your own making. Intimidation is more harmful than the bullet. And bowing to the tyrant is easy when the alternative is to choose to defend your dignity. But we live in a time of soft bodies and minds that have accepted the substitute of comfort, for honor and purpose. My responsibility is the same as yours. I am willing to accept that obligation, but can you say the same? Are you willing to choose! Will you become responsible to me, as much as I am willing to defend your rights? This is the essence of citizenship. But can this standard be resurrected, or have we all passed the point of no return? The answer lies within your own reply.”

Authoritarianism is no longer seen as a scourge to the irresponsible. Having second thoughts about accepting the dictates of the “so called” authorities bother fewer and fewer people with every passing year. The degree of silent acceptance grows into a tolerance of greater levels of tyranny. The ensembled rage on social media and the message from the gatekeepers for the establishment enlightenment is clear. Go against the grain of acceptable “PC”, and all hell will come down upon you.

Reputations and lives are routinely destroyed whenever the authoritarian mantra is challenged. Those among the public who remains in their daze of conformity and submission are the true protectors of the despotic system. As long as the fear of being labeled a racist, a bigot, an anti-Semitic or a hard right conservative persists; the courage of the nation can be fit into a closed lid bottle for storage.

This attitude underpins why the society has transformed into a totalitarian gulag. LIBERTY is now the dirtiest word in the vocabulary and taking a knee no longer means you are praying to God. By swallowing the autocratic structure of oppression, the gradual morphing into a society of totalitarianism becomes complete. Those who argue over degrees of despotism and what scale of autarchy is acceptable are cowards.

Government is the vehicle that dispenses this dictatorship. Even when the track record for corruption, unlawful behavior, and predatory enforcement are revealed, most will still defend the system as a flawed work in process.  Well, this posture is a joke. Some form of organizing society will entail a government social system because the very purpose of such an administration is to tax and force citizens to conform their conduct into obedience. Accepting a Society of Government Tyrannyis a recent essay that expands upon this theme.

Read More @ BATR.org

CNN Reporter: “These Country Music Supporters Were Likely Trump Supporters”

from Zero Hedge:

On the same day CBS fired one of its network executives, Hayley Geftman-Gold, after she took to social media to explain why she was “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” CNN had its own “zen moment” of victim-blaming and stereotyping of innocent concertgoers caught up in the horrific carnage at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, when during a live broadcast Monday morning, CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny suggested that most of the victims were Trump supporters for the mere fact that they were attending a country music event.

While describing President Trump’s morning press conference on the tragedy which resulted in more than 59 killed and 527 injured, Zeleny said, “Something else I think to keep in mind, a lot of these country music supporters were likely Trump supporters.”

Watch 1:20 into the clip…

Standing in front of the White House, CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent claimed (starting at 1:10): “Something else I think to keep in mind, a lot of these country music supporters were likely Trump supporters.”

 

Zeleny had described Trump’s words as “pitch perfect” and seemed to imply that the concert goers were part of Trump’s political base – ironic given that the CNN reporter prefaced his comments by saying it wasn’t appropriate to discuss politics so close in time to the tragedy. Zeleny said just before the brazen “Trump supporters” comment – without a hint of irony – that, “after today and tomorrow it will become a discussion of politics, of guns. It’s not appropriate for that moment today.” He also noted that Trump has a hotel in Las Vegas near the site of the massacre before saying of the president: “So, this is something I’m not surprised at all to see him go there visiting early.” 

Though it’s unclear exactly what Zeleny was trying to say precisely about Trump’s speech – perhaps insinuating that Trump was really just playing politics while only appearing to be a unifier – what is clear is that the CNN correspondent likened listeners of country music or anyone merely attending a country music concert as automatic Trump supporters. Worse is that the comments came just hours after the deadliest shooting in American history where common people of all backgrounds had their lives cut short while they incidentally happened to be enjoying country music. Further ironic is that Zeleny said of Trump’s words, “particularly for a speech like this you want to get every word right…”.

CNN has a recent history of making such shockingly offensive and sweeping generalizations of average Americans soon after mass tragedies. Immediately after the racial violence and death at Charlottesville, for example, CNN ran a headline prominently on its homepage which said, White supremacists by default’: How ordinary people made Charlottesville possible and argued, “But the tragedy that took place in Charlottesville this month could not have occurred without the tacit acceptance of millions of ordinary, law-abiding Americans who helped create such a racially explosive climate, some activists, historians and victims of extremism say.”

It’s no wonder that so many Americans are increasingly choosing to turn off the major networks, especially CNN, which seems to insult them at every turn, even mere hours after the most tragic mass shooting in US history.

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

SMOKING GUN=> San Juan Teamsters Didn’t Show Up for Work to Distribute Relief Supplies – US Aid Rotting at Ports

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by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

The liberal media is pounding President Trump over the suffering in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

The San Juan Mayor slammed President Trump for ignoring the suffering people of Puerto Rico.

She said this while standing in front of pallets of US aid from the mainland.

Now we know why the people have no aid.
The Teamsters Union drivers did not show up to work.
Only 20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of drivers arrived at the ports to distribute the relief supplies.

Conservative Treehouse reported:

Puerto Rican born and raised, Colonel Michael A. Valle (”Torch”), Commander, 101st Air and Space Operations Group, and Director of the Joint Air Component Coordination Element, 1st Air Force, responsible for Hurricane Maria relief efforts, has the following comment:

…They have the generators, water, food, medicine, and fuel on the ground, yet the supplies are not moving across the island as quickly as they’re needed.

“It’s a lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers. Supplies we have. Trucks we have. There are ships full of supplies, backed up in the ports, waiting to have a vehicle to unload into. However, only 20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the truck drivers show up to work. These are private citizens in Puerto Rico, paid by companies that are contracted by the government”.. (link)

More… here.

The union is reportedly not allowing drivers to remove goods from the Port of San Juan.

Read More @ TheGatewayPundit.com

Five things that just don’t add up about the Las Vegas mass shooting

by Mike Adams, Natural News:

Our hearts and prayers go out to all those killed or injured in the Las Vegas shooting, and in a nation where so many anti-Americans are kneeling in pampered protest, this mass shooting saw veterans and police officers standing up, helping the victims and heading straight for the shooter to take him out. Real Americans don’t kneel, they stand and get to work to save lives. Today I offer tremendous gratitude to all the first responders who helped save lives and stop the violence.

Although the news reporting on this shooting is still in its early stages, there are five strange things that just don’t add up about this massacre (so far). I run through them below.

#1) Dozens of concert-goers reported the presence of multiple shooters

Although law enforcement says there was only one shooter, multiple witnesses are openly reporting the presence of multiple shooters. This could reasonably be the result of confusion and chaos, but it’s also highly suspicious that the shooter had “full auto” weapon which is usually limited to law enforcement or military personnel.

This question about multiple shooters was also raised after the Aurora, Colorado “Batman movie theater” shooting, in which numerous witnesses reported the presence of multiple shooters.

If this shooting was carried out by multiple shooters, it would obviously indicate planning and coordination among a group of people who sought to carry out the shooting for a political purpose of some kind.

#2) Who warned concert-goers they were “all going to die” a full 45 minutes before the shooting started?

Via the UK Express:

One woman, who was at the Route 91 music event, claimed an unidentified woman had told other concert-goers they were “all going to die” after pushing her way to the front of the venue.

The witness, 21, told local news: “She had been messing with a lady in front of her and telling her she was going to die, that we were all going to die.

“They escorted her out to make her stop messing around with all the other people, but none of us knew it was going to be serious.”

She described the lady as Hispanic. The lady was escorted from the venue along with a man.

The unnamed witness, who was attending the event on her 21st birthday, described the pair as short, both around 5 ft 5ins to 5ft 6ins tall, and looked like “everyday people”.

It’s clear that neither of these two people were the shooter, as the shooter is a much taller Caucasian man. Thus, this is not a “lone gunman” massacre. There was coordination. At least three people were aware this shooting was about to take place.

#3) The weapon you hear on videos was FULL AUTO, which is almost impossible to acquire through legal means

The multitude of videos that captured the event clearly indicate that at least one shooter was running a full auto weapons system. Such weapons are almost impossible for “civilians” to acquire. Although some pre-1986 full auto weapons are available for sale, they require extensive ATF documentation, background checks and extremely long wait periods approaching one year. Plus, they tend to cost $25,000 or more, and they’re extremely rare.

Full auto weapons, however, are widely owned by police officers, federal officials and military organizations. It will be very interesting to find out where this weapon came from and how it was acquired.

#4) Why were the exits blocked, trapping victims like rats in a maze?

Numerous reports from witnesses who were on the scene reveal that nearly all the exits were blocked. One witness described the situation as “being caught like a rate in a maze” with numerous “dead ends.”

Why were nearly all the exits blocked? In essence, the concert created a kill zone that amplified the casualties. So far, according to the Clark County Sheriff in Vegas, 515 people have been injured and 59 people have so far died. These are unthinkable numbers, approaching war-time casualty counts. It’s clear from the coverage that this shockingly high body count would not have been possible if people had been free to flee the concert venue.

In essence, the concert trapped the people, preventing them from escaping, and denying them the ability to seek cover. From there, sustained, full-auto gunfire is almost impossible to survive.

In addition, once the shooting started, the stage lights were turned to the crowd, lighting up the crowd and making them an easier target for the shooter(s). Was this deliberate?

#5) Why did the shooter have as many as 10 firearms in his room?

According to news reports, the shooter — identified as Stephen Paddock — had as many as 10 firearms in his room, including several rifles. If he was the only shooter, what’s the point of having so many rifles? One man can obviously only shoot one rifle, and since he had a full auto rifle, he could obviously achieve his evil aims by focusing on his one rifle. There was no need for him to have multiple rifles.

So were the other rifles brought to the room to “stage” the crime scene with an abundance of guns? Why would one elderly man bother to carry 8 – 10 weapons to a hotel room in the first place? That’s a lot of work. Rifles aren’t lightweight devices.

I find the idea that a lone, elderly man would carry so many rifles to a hotel room for no practical reason to be highly suspicious. It makes no sense at all.

Read More @ NaturalNews.com

“Deadliest Mass Shooting In US History”: At Least 58 Killed, 515 Injured After Shooter Opens Fire At Las Vegas Concert

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from Zero Hedge:

Update 16 (12:25pm): A new photograph of shooter Stephen Paddock has emerged, via the Telegraph, although it is unclear when or where it was taken.

Separately, as some have noted, Paddock’s father – Benjamin Paddock – was a convicted bank robber and on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list after escpaing from prison in 1968 and on the run for 10 years.

Update 15 (11:40am): According to the latest update from Las Vegas police, the number of dead has risen to 58, while at least 515 have been injured.

“The number of people who have died associated with this event has increased. Right now we’re using the number of 58,” Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters. “The number of injured – we are using the number of 515.”

Lombardo also said that the police has completed its investigation of the shooter’s room on the 32nd floor, and that people may return to Mandalay Bay, and the hotel is back open for guests expect the 32nd floor. 

Separately, an FBI spokesman at the press conference said that “we have determined no connection with an international terrorist group” eyeing the earlier claim by ISIS that the attack was by one of its “soldiers.” 

Update 13 (10:55am):   Condemning the shooting, in his address to the nation from Washington, President Trump said thanked the first responders for their quick reaction, saying the attack “was an act of pure evil” and that “our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence” even as “hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the loss of a loved one.”

The president ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff: “We pray for the entire nation to find unity and peace. To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.”

“Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We seek comfort in those words for we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve.”

Trump also said that he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday after his Tuesday Puerto Rico trip.

Update 12 (10:33am):  With the sun out, photos and videos have emerged of the broken windows on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Photos reveal two broken windows on the floor from which gunman Stephen Paddock reportedly sprayed bullets at concert-goers below

 

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from Ron Paul Liberty Report:

You know it’s coming. US and global debt skyrockets. The financial system on life support. Investment advisor Michael Pento has seen it coming for years and he joins today’s Liberty Report to tell us what to expect and what we can do about it…