Wednesday, October 16, 2019

George Soros’ Open Society foundation ends operations in Hungary

from RT:

George Soros’ Open Society Foundations is ending its operations in Hungary, accusing Budapest of repressing civil society. PM Viktor Orban has repeatedly slammed the tycoon for meddling in the nation’s internal affairs.

“Faced with an increasingly repressive political and legal environment in Hungary, the Open Society Foundations are moving their Budapest-based international operations and staff to the German capital, Berlin,” the group confirmed on Tuesday.

Patrick Gaspard, the president of the Open Society Foundations, lashed out at Budapest, saying it has “denigrated and misrepresented our work,” while repressing civil society “for the sake of political gain.”

More Shoes ‘to Drop’ Because the DOJ’s Hiding ‘Embarrassing Information’ (VIDEO)

from True Pundit:

There will be “a fourth or a third or a fifth shoe to drop” as the Department of Justice (DOJ) keeps slow-walking the turnover of requested documents to Congress because “there’s embarrassing information at issue here,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton predicted Thursday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

The nonprofit government watchdog released new DOJ emails Thursday showing that high-ranking FBI officials advised former FBI Director James Comey, shortly after his firing, to coordinate with special counsel Robert Mueller ahead of Comey’s congressional testimony.

Judicial Watch only obtained the emails after filing two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, beginning in August 2017.

After asking for the FBI officials’ advice, Comey met with Mueller before his June 2017 testimony about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. During the email exchange with the FBI officials, Comey asked to review the memos he wrote, which contained classified information detailing his private conversations with President Donald Trump. Comey asked a friend of his to leak these memos to the press after Trump fired him.

The Monster They Created Is Now Out Of Control – Trump-Bashers Now Begging Others To Stop Bashing President Trump, It Is Helping Him

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

Question: What do journalists, comedians, democratic politicians, the MSM, liberals, and NeverTrumpers have in common….aside from all being Trump-bashers and haters?

Answer: Over the course of the last three days, certain segments of each of those same groups are now criticizing all the Trump-bashing and the Russia obsession.

As regular readers are aware, whenever we see a convergence of a narrative being pushed in a very short time-frame, it generally indicates the propaganda arm of the Democratic party, aka the MSM, has been given its marching orders, the preferred tone of coverage, in an attempt to “control what people think,” as was so succinctly phrased by a member of the media.

“Real Socialism” Has Been Tried – It’s Been a Total Disaster

by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:

Last week, we ran an article highlighting the fact that Venezuelans are better off holding video game money than bolivars.

Whenever we publish an article like that criticizing socialism, we always get some people insisting, “That’s not real socialism.” In fact, they emphatically claim that socialism has never really been tried.

But as Ryan McMaken points out in an article published on the Mises Wire, “real socialism” has been tried – more than once. And it’s failed every single time.

The War on Cash: Crucial Step Toward Totalitarianism

by Jeremiah Johnson, SHTF Plan:

We have been witnessing the “marginalization” of cash purchases over the years: the “shrinking” of what is allowed…permissible…to be purchased with cash. This is deliberate on the parts of corporations and their oligarch-directors, banks, and governments. All three of these are in league with one another…with the solemn “blessings” of the religious puppet-masters, regardless of creed or denomination.

The abolition of cash is necessary for several reasons:

The Weekly Perspective with David Morgan for May 13th, 2018

by Kerry Lutz, Financial Survival Network:

David Morgan‘s weekly perspective for May 13th, 2018…

Today’s monetary system is based upon a lie. The lie is that you can get something for nothing, or perhaps more simply stated, wealth can be printed. History has shown throughout 5000 years that whenever a country has tried to maintain this illusion (lie), failure has been the result. You Can Continue To Grow Your Wealth Regardless Of The Changing Winds Of Politics, The Economy And The Financial Markets. Let me show you how…

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EMP: An Elaborate Hoax or a Legitimate Threat?

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

As a prepper and avid reader of post-apocalyptic fiction like One Second After, Alas Babylon, and Going Home, an EMP has long been on my mind as one of the most catastrophic threats we could face.

After reading numerous reports from the Congressional EMP Commission, I figured that the reality of such a threat was a given. So when I recently wrote about making Faraday cages, imagine my surprise when I saw this comment:

Turkish Gold Imports Triple As The Central Bank Diversifies Out Of Dollars

by Steve St. Angelo, SRSRocco Report:

Turkish gold imports surged due to a sharp increase in investment demand as well as renewed Central bank purchases. While the Chinese and Russian governments have been adding gold to their official reserves over the past several years, Turkey added 86 metric tons to its official holdings in the last seven months of 2017.

According to the 2018 World Gold Survey, Turkish official gold holdings reached a new record high of 565 metric tons (mt) last year as the government decided to replace a significant amount of its Dollar reserves with gold. And, this continued even in the first quarter of 2018. Information from the World Gold Council’s Demand Trend reported that Turkey added another 30 mt of gold to its official reserves in Q1 2018.

If we look at the chart below, we can see just how much gold Turkey imported in 2017 versus 2016:

House Leaders Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy Accuse Deep State DOJ of Anonymous Media Attacks on Top GOP Staffers

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Senior House Republicans Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) blasted the Department of Justice on Monday for their anonymous attacks on top House GOP staffers

The Sessions DOJ allegedly leaked the name of House GOP staffer Kash Patel for a hit piece in The New York Times this past weekend.

FOX News reported:

Two senior House Republicans are accusing the Justice Department of being behind “anonymous attacks” in the press targeting a House Intelligence Committee GOP staffer who helped author the committee’s well-publicized memo alleging surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ during the 2016 election.

Lousy Deals and Turning Wheels

by James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler:

In that long ago yesteryear of 1979, before blogging, tweeting, twerking, hacking, posting, ghosting, doxing, and all the other Internet-enabled compulsions of the present day, a gang of inflamed young men, said to be students, invaded the US embassy compound in Teheran and took fifty-two American embassy personnel hostage — crossing an age-old line of geopolitical conduct that kicked off the epic conflict between global Islam and a USA-led West, still on-going as you read.

I followed the Iran Hostage Crisis avidly… the gibbering mullahs, the blindfolded captives, the rotating cast of double-taking prime ministers who lectured Jimmy Carter on the Nightly News, the rescue attempt fiasco that killed eight American soldiers out in the Persian desert. Oddly, what I remember most after all these years was the fact that the hostages ran out of dental floss and had to swap around between them the same recycled last strand for weeks on end — a ticket to periodontal hell, if ever there was one.

The Age of Petty Tyrannies

by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:

Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier of the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers’ enemy, but the one that calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this apparatus and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”—Simone Weil, French philosopher and political activist

We labor today under the weight of countless tyrannies, large and small, carried out in the name of the national good by an elite class of government officials who are largely insulated from the ill effects of their actions.