Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Man The CIA Wants You To Forget

by James McDougall, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:Former LAPD Narcotics Detective and whistleblower Michael Ruppert spent years speaking out against the CIA for allegedly running drugs throughout the USA. He was found dead in 2014 by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.
  • Reflect On:Why do we continue to give credibility to agencies like the CIA who have been caught abusing their power time and time again? Who’s watching the watchers? What can we do to better protect whistleblowers when they come forward?

Security Robots Invade NYC, and An Education Droid Speaks At UK Parliament

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

Security robots have invaded NYC and are now patrolling the streets, while diplomatic robots are roaming around UK parliament floors.

Robots are becoming more prevalent and relevant in society and, like it or not, the androids are here to stay. This  technology will only exponentially increase as time passes, as Boston Dynamics has showcased over the years.

Now thanks to that little idea of creating robotic cretins there are security cyborgs patrolling in the tri-state area.

What the Heck is Fair Value?

by Bob Rinear, The International Forecaster:

Fair value is not a fail safe, doesn’t always tell you where things are going to open, and becomes useless just minutes into the day.

Every morning, if you flip on a financial TV station, or sometimes just listen to the morning radio, you’ll often hear them talk about the DOW or the S&P futures. Then they wiggle in another little tid-bit, they mention “fair value”. What is it? What’s it do? Why is it there? Does it matter?

If you already know, then this little tutorial is worthless, and you should go mow the lawn or something. But if you don’t, then read on and maybe you’ll find a little nugget that helps you out.

JUST IN: U.S. Official Arrested, Criminally Charged For Leaking Confidential Documents in Russia Probe

by Cristina Laila, The Gateway Pundit:

On Tuesday, a U.S. official was arrested and criminally charged for leaking confidential financial documents relating to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and accused Russian spy Maria Butina.

40-year-old Natalie May Edwards, the senior advisor in the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network who was arrested Tuesday, leaked the documents to Jason Leopold, a reporter for BuzzFeed according to a Wednesday announcement by Manhattan federal prosecutors.

Is the Greatest Bull Market Ever Finally Ending? (Hint: Follow the Money)

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

The key here is the gains generated by owning US-denominated assets as the USD appreciates.

Is the Greatest Bull Market Ever finally ending? One straightforward approach to is to follow the money, i.e. global capital flows: assets that attract positive global capital flows will continue rising if demand for the assets exceeds supply, and assets that are being liquidated as capital flees the asset class (i.e. negative capital flows) will decline in price.

Global capital flows are difficult to track for a number of reasons. A significant percentage of global mobile capital is held in secretive offshore tax havens and “shadow banking,” and tracking global corporate capital flows is not easy. Capital held in precious metals may not be reported, and assets such as enterprises and collectible art may be grossly undervalued for tax purposes.

Rules Based International Order: the Rhetoric and the Reality

by James ONeill, New Eastern Outlook:

One of the most commonly used phrases by western politicians is theiprofessed beliein the “International rules based order.” It is meant to convey their respect for international law and is invariably used in the context of criticising their enemies du jour, currently China, Iran and Russia who are supposed to epitomise the opposite of a rules based order.

Even the most casual observer of the geopolitics of the post world War two period knows that the gap between the rhetoric and the reality is immense. Countries not within the privileged clique of Anglo American European imperialism know this full well andhave made the appropriate adjustments to their own policies.

“Crooked” Hillary Slams Into Concrete Pillar As More Documents Exposing Her Crimes Are Released

by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

Video captured the moment that Hillary Clinton’s driver was in such a hurry that he didn’t even see the concrete pillar in a parking garage and slammed into it. as more incriminating evidence is release documenting her crimes.

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is on the campaign trail attempting to get re-elected, and apparently, he thinks Hillary Clinton would be good for his campaign. As such, video captured the moment that Hillary Clinton’s driver was in such a hurry that he didn’t even see the concrete pillar in a parking garage and slammed into it. A dazed Clinton exited the vehicle bobbing around as she walked. All of this took place as more documents were released that continue to expose her crimes, crimes for which President Donald Trump has said she is “guilty as Hell,” and promised a special prosecutor just for her, but doesn’t want to “hurt” her because after all, she is “good people.”

HR 1111-The Democrats and the UN Plan to Seize Control of the Government

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

There are 22 days before the second most important election in American history. At the end of this trail, lies extreme danger for every conservative, Constitutional-loving citizen and Christian. I feel compelled to say that I feel I am watching the roll out of 1930’s Nazi control of the German government. The German people though Hitler was just a fad and he would fade away. The only thing that faded away were the Communists who were diametrically opposed to the Nazis. The communists became the first guests at Hitler’s “Final Solution” camps. There is clear evidence that the Democrats plan to hand this country off to the United Nations and the predictions of Bill Ayers, Obama’s mentor, of putting 50 million Americans into re-education camps and needing to kill 25 million will come to fruition if the Democrats take over the government. To some, they will this is hyperbole. To some others they will say this is delusional paranoia. Please allow me to remind the readers that it Hillary Clinton, when asked about the deplorables, who said they needed to be put away in “fun camps” (ie FEMA camps).

This Week With Batchelor and Cohen

by Turd Ferguson, TF Metals Report:

After taking last week off, John and Steve returned last evening with an interesting history lesson of Cold War espionage mixed in with a discussion of current events.

As always, please be sure to carve out some time to give this a listen.

TF

Boycott Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Here’s Why:

by Eric Zuesse, Washington’s Blog:

NATO — the neoconservatives, the marketeers for firms such as Lockheed Martin and BAE — has taken over the social-media giants and much of online international ‘news’-reporting, including that of virtually all independent news-sites and blogs.

Facebook, Twitter, and Google, in recent days, delivered what might be the death-blows.

NATO’s main PR agency, think-tank, and lobbying organization, is ‘non-profit’ — a legal tax-dodge that’s financed by donations from those weapons-making firms and their supporting firms and their ‘non-profits’, so that the taxes that it doesn’t pay will need to be paid instead by the general public.