Thursday, November 26, 2020

Tag: 2017

BREAKING – DOJ Finally Releases Less Redacted 2nd Scope Memo (Aug 2, 2017) – Still Missing 3rd Scope Memo (Oct 20, 2017)…

from The Conservative Treehouse:

The DOJ has finally released a less redacted version of the second special counsel scope memo, written August 2, 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The second scope memo (full pdf here) authorized Robert Mueller to target Carter Page, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn, and an unknown entity (Richard Gates, Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn Jr. likely possibilities).

“A turn to real things” — Eric Sprott’s predictions for 2018 (Weekly Wrap-Up, December 29, 2017)

by Craig Hemke, Sprott Money:

In the final weekly wrap-up for 2017, Eric Sprott talks the top stories of the year and makes his predictions for the New Year ahead.

The good news? Gold is up almost 13%—the best since 2010. “It’s been a pretty steady, consistent kind of rise here, it’s like something has changed in the market,” Eric says.

Comparatively, “you saw what happened with cryptocurrencies—the degree to which they’ve exploded. We’ve seen nothing in gold and silver… There’s lot of reasons to think more and more people are going to come into this market.” Eric adds, “these are usable items that will always have value.”

Get Eric’s full thoughts on:

• How the new U.S. Tax Bill will affect the dollar and bond markets

• Political uncertainty and how it will affect the precious metals markets

• The big stories of 2018

Read More @ SprottMoney.com

2017, The Year of the Truth Bomb! (Part 1)

by Bill Holter, Miles Franklin:

Here we are at the end of 2017 with more “truth bombs” released than I could have imagined!  In fact, I believe we probably received more “truth” in just one year than collectively in all of human history.  This is a sad statement because it also means we have lived behind more lies than at any time prior.  Also surprising is none individually have cracked the dam called “confidence”.  But do not be fooled as it looks as if the entire dam is moving, particularly in the last few weeks!

As we have stressed all year long and prior, our entire lifestyle relies on credit …and credit relies on confidence.  The “truth bomb” thesis from the very beginning came from our belief that confidence will break once enough lies are fully and obviously exposed showing our entire lives (standard of living) as a fallacy.  The global standard of living has evolved hand in hand with the credit bubble, it will also deflate hand in hand as the bubble pops.  “Truth” will be the catalyst!

The topic is so broad it had to be broken down into 3 (possibly 4?)parts.  Our goal is to build categories from individual stories shedding light for you the reader to connect dots.  During the year, we heard from readers asking “why” we discuss, politics, the rule of law, geopolitics/international tensions rather than sticking to economics, finance, and ultimately silver/gold?  The answer is simple, as the various lies are exposed and the dominoes begin to fall, each truth will create a drop in confidence and push more and more capital out of the rigged casinos toward “safety”.  It is human nature to pull in your horns and go back to basics when trust becomes and issue.  Another way to say this is for “scared” money, all roads will lead toward gold and silver because they ARE “trust” on their own.  The road to silver and gold are paved with many broken promises …which truth bombs are in the process of fully exposing!

Yes I fully expect to hear from trolls and even the well meaning, “gold and silver are rigged and suppressed, why will capital gravitate there”?  This is also simple, and in reality the “core” to all of the rigging.  Gold and silver are money themselves and thus direct competition to government “issued” currency.  Metals have no “promise” or liability attached to them to be “trusted”.  When confidence breaks, even more unimaginable truths of all sorts will come forth as they always do when the tide goes out.  Capital will move away from investments that require “trusting” someone else to perform.  Physical gold and silver supplies will be overwhelmed exposing the ultimate truth …there is nowhere near the amounts of physical gold and silver available as depicted by the paper markets!  THIS fraud is the ultimate truth bomb they must desperately prevent from coming forth!

Before we get started, this link http://educateinspirechange.org/alternative-news/dont-believe-conspiracies-58-admitted-false-flag-attacks/ is interesting because many “conspiracy theories” in the past and going back many years have already been outed to ho hum response.  No one has cared because their lives were not impacted and the revelations were made many many years after the fact.  The current truth bombs are different, because they expose the current or recent day events.  They are basically real time and will be met with real time anger.  These truths cover nearly all facets of everyday life and in many cases are 180 degrees from what is present belief and “proper protocol”.

To start, let’s look at “government” and I believe there is no better place to start than where the rock started rolling downhill to begin with …911 (yes I know, JFK’s assassination was the real starting line).  This is not a new topic and has been covered by many over the years.  The thing is this, 911 will become a lightning rod once other “conspiracies” and “out there thought” is exposed as hard fact.  To many, 911 is a bridge too far mentally to arrive at even if the hard evidence points 100% to controlled demolitions.  Once the masses begin to see hard proof and extent of the evil that exists and has existed in so many other areas, the “leap” in thought of 911 will be like stepping out of bed in the morning.  Building #7 is the most obvious.  This two year study was released in Sept.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRkgIV8U9f0  Please watch, the information cannot be argued with.

Government

The following links are only briefly commented on due to the huge volume:

It has been this way for years but is only realized now …you are not supposed to think for yourself?…https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-google-facebook-duopoly-threatens-diversity-of-thought-1513642519  The gates of hell will open if we think for ourselves!

Is there any “level” the Japanese government (or any other govt. for that matter) will spill true beans?

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/08/unimaginable-levels-radiation-fukushima-pacific-ocean-leaks

Or Russia?  http://thedailycoin.org/2017/11/21/fears-major-nuclear-accident-reuters-radioactivity-levels-surged-1000-times-normal-russia/

This is still speculation at this point and not widely dispersed but if true, is a biggie!  http://phibetaiota.net/2017/11/worth-a-look-proof-positive-of-blue-lasers-starting-fires/

Would the IRS or any other alphabet agency target citizens for their political views?  You bet they would!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-02/tea-party-lawsuits-over-irs-targeting-settled-peanuts

Now we know, a “theory” no more!

http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=NH5ZY&m=3kGoYeLmCwnjM89&b=g00u4E37vUnJN3xuMmqfUA

How about our Navy and the “mishaps”, do we get a glimpse of truth?

 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-04/us-navy-being-truthful-its-report-recent-crash-incident

…and yet another?  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-18/another-us-navy-warship-crashes

Political suppression is not just a U.S. thing… http://thedailycoin.org/2017/11/03/eight-catalonia-ministers-jailed-madrid-seeks-european-arrest-warrant-catalan-leader/

Tax evasion?  Elites and even the Queen herself?  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-05/paradise-papers-massive-new-leak-exposes-tax-haven-secrets-links-wilbur-ross-russi
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We HAVE been told you know?  https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/09/trumps-truth-bomb-you-think-were-so-innocent/

The Middle East too… http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-07/leaked-secret-israeli-cable-confirms-israeli-saudi-coordination-lebanon

Syria … http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2017/07/huge-truth-bombs-on-syria.html  Mr. Putin and the Chinese had this figured out early on!

And sandwiched in between …http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-27/putin-mediating-secret-deal-between-assad-and-netanyahu-bombshell-report-reveals

We would be remiss if we left out “war” itself …

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-20/real-cost-war-three-times-more-government-admits  How much???

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-15/us-war-terror-has-cost-5-trillion-and-increased-terrorism-6500  How much???

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-21/ron-paul-asks-why-are-we-helping-saudi-arabia-destroy-yemen

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-21/us-airstrike-somalia-kills-more-100-al-shabab-militants  These are just a taste, two entire pages would not suffice!

Finance

We need to start finance off with these two links:

http://www.usdebtclock.org/index.html

http://www.usdebtclock.org/world-debt-clock.html

And always remember this, one man’s asset is another man’s debt!

Catherine Austin Fitts uncovered $21 trillion of “missing” funds!  Her find is documented and supported by two separate University professors doing two separate studies.  The money is gone …and it is nearly 10 times the size of what Donald Rumsfeld told us Sept. 10, 2001 …and we know what happened the next day to shove that truth bomb under the rug…!

https://missingmoney.solari.com/

(Her supporting documentation)

https://solari.com/blog/dod-and-hud-missing-money-supporting-documentation/

This one is huge as we now know how COMEX has avoided delivery default.  Just the month of December alone has seen the equivalent of 25%+ of global gold and silver production “steered” away from COMEX delivery and toward London.  We cannot know how much metal is left for London to deliver but we now know that HUGE quantities over the past several years have left their vaults.  The CFTC has still not as far as I know, responded to Harvey Organ’s letter calling this a fraud!

Read More @ MilesFranklin.com

Christmas Column, 2017

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

Dear Donors, thank you for your support in 2017. Although you have kept me working yet another year, I find it encouraging that there are some Americans who can think independently and who want to know. As Margaret Mead said, it only takes a few determined people to change the world. Perhaps some of you will be those people.

My traditional Christmas column goes back to sometime in the 1990s when I was a newspaper columnist. It has been widely reprinted at home and abroad. Every year two or three readers write to educate me that religion is the source of wars and persecutions. These readers confuse religion with mankind’s abuse of institutions, religious or otherwise. The United States has democratic institutions and legal institutions to protect civil liberties. Nevertheless, we now have a police state. Shall I argue that democracy and civil liberty are the causes of police states?

Some readers also are confused about hypocrisy. There is a vast difference between proclaiming moral principles that one might fail to live up to and proclaiming immoral principles that are all too easy to keep.

Liberty is a human achievement. We have it, or had it, because those who believed in it fought to achieve it. As I explain in my Christmas column, people were able to fight for liberty because Christianity empowered the individual.

The other cornerstone of our culture is the Constitution. Indeed, the United States is the Constitution. Without the Constitution, the United States is a different country, and Americans a different people. This is why assaults on the Constitution by the regimes in Washington are assaults on America that are far worse than any assaults by terrorists. There is not much that we can do about these assaults, but we should not through ignorance enable the assaults or believe the government’s claim that safety requires the curtailment of civil liberty.

In a spirit of goodwill, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a successful New Year.

Paul Craig Roberts

The Greatest Gift For All

Christmas is a time of traditions. If you have found time in the rush before Christmas to decorate a tree, you are sharing in a relatively new tradition. Although the Christmas tree has ancient roots, at the beginning of the 20th century only 1 in 5 American families put up a tree. It was 1920 before the Christmas tree became the hallmark of the season. Calvin Coolidge was the first President to light a national Christmas tree on the White House lawn.

Gifts are another shared custom. This tradition comes from the wise men or three kings who brought gifts to baby Jesus. When I was a kid, gifts were more modest than they are now, but even then people were complaining about the commercialization of Christmas. We have grown accustomed to the commercialization. Christmas sales are the backbone of many businesses. Gift giving causes us to remember others and to take time from our harried lives to give them thought.

The decorations and gifts of Christmas are one of our connections to a Christian culture that has held Western civilization together for 2,000 years.

In our culture the individual counts. This permits an individual person to put his or her foot down, to take a stand on principle, to become a reformer and to take on injustice.

This empowerment of the individual is unique to Western civilization. It has made the individual a citizen equal in rights to all other citizens, protected from tyrannical government by the rule of law and free speech. These achievements are the products of centuries of struggle, but they all flow from the teaching that God so values the individual’s soul that he sent his son to die so we might live. By so elevating the individual, Christianity gave him a voice.

Formerly only those with power had a voice. But in Western civilization people with integrity have a voice. So do people with a sense of justice, of honor, of duty, of fair play. Reformers can reform, investors can invest, and entrepreneurs can create commercial enterprises, new products and new occupations.

The result was a land of opportunity. The United States attracted immigrants who shared our values and reflected them in their own lives. Our culture was absorbed by a diverse people who became one.

In recent decades we have lost sight of the historic achievement that empowered the individual. The religious, legal and political roots of this great achievement are no longer reverently taught in high schools, colleges and universities or respected by our government. The voices that reach us through the millennia and connect us to our culture are being silenced by “Identity Politics,” “political correctness” and “the war on terror.” Prayer has been driven from schools and Christian religious symbols from public life. Constitutional protections have been diminished by hegemonic political ambitions. Indefinite detention, torture, and murder are now acknowledged practices of the United States government. The historic achievement of due process has been rolled back. Tyranny has re-emerged.

Diversity at home and hegemony abroad are consuming values and are dismantling the culture and the rule of law. There is plenty of room for cultural diversity in the world, but not within a single country. A Tower of Babel has no culture. A person cannot be a Christian one day, a pagan the next and a Muslim the day after. A hodgepodge of cultural and religious values provides no basis for law – except the raw power of the pre-Christian past.

All Americans have a huge stake in Christianity. Whether or not we are individually believers in Christ, we are beneficiaries of the moral doctrine that has curbed power and protected the weak.

Power is the horse ridden by evil. In the 20th century the horse was ridden hard, and the 21st century shows an increase in pace. Millions of people were exterminated in the 20th century by National Socialists in Germany and by Soviet and Chinese communists simply because they were members of a race or class that had been demonized by intellectuals and political authority. In the beginning years of the 21st century, hundreds of thousands of Muslims in seven countries have been murdered and millions displaced in order to extend Washington’s hegemony.

Read More @ PaulCraigRoberts.org