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Three “Cartel” FX Traders Criminally Charged With Currency Rigging


  • Three “Cartel” FX Traders Criminally Charged With Currency Rigging
    by Tyler Durden,
    Moments ago, U.S. prosecutors charged three traders who made up the infamous “Cartel” currency rigging chat room, and who were at the heart of a criminal investigation that has ensnared the world’s biggest banks over the rigging of currency rates. Richard Usher, formerly head of G10 spot trading at JPMorgan, Rohan Ramchandani, formerly of Citigroup and Chris Ashton, formerly of Barclays, were indicted Tuesday for conspiring to fix prices. They’re all outside the U.S. and will have to be extradited unless they surrender voluntarily.

    As first reported back in 2013 when the FX rigging scandal broke out, the three used an online chatroom they dubbed ‘The Cartel’ to coordinate the rigging of foreign-exchange benchmarks by sharing confidential customer information, according to the U.S. charge. Another member, Matt Gardiner, formerly of UBS Group AG, has been helping prosecutors build cases against the traders, Bloomberg reported earlier.

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The Elite’s Next Phase Is Coming In A Few Days To Stop The Inauguration

  • Published on Jan 10, 2017
    Initially it was thought that Trump agreed with Rand Paul to have a replacement for Obamacare before voting on it, now Trump says no, get rid of it. Obama puts his presidential records off limits for 12 years. Sessions says he will recuse himself in regards to Clinton emails. CIA director confirmation delayed a day. Russia hacking report shows absolutely nothing. US Government says presenting the real evidence in the Russian hacking would be responsible. Thousands of assets and US troops arrive in Germany. YouGov takes poll and many people in different countries are worried about war breaking out. Libya warns that if oil smuggling continues there could be a blackout in the country. US officials say that the US might not be able to stop a missile coming in from NK. Turkey might shut base off to US. Protests are being prepared for inauguration day, there could be agent provocateurs put into place by the elite to start riots to disrupt the inauguration.


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Trump ‘Golden Showers’ with Prostitutes Caught on Video – The Latest Hoax Spread by Liberal Media

  • Published on Jan 10, 2017
    The liberal media are spreading a 4 Chan hoax about Donald Trump, claiming that Russia has video of him getting golden showers from prostitutes, and have blackmailed him with the tape, as if were a real story. The Fake News story was started by Buzzfeed, who fell for the fake “document” and the claims have been shamefully repeated on countless other media outlets around the world. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.



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Science Is Endangered, Not Polar Bears. Global Warming HOAX!

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Dems Plot To Stop Inauguration

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Dr Norman Finkelstein Telling The Truth About Israel !

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.


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Professor Norman Finkelstein(Jew): The Holocaust Industry! Exploitation for Political & Financial Gain! Extortion Racket !

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Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

“ … it turns out the creation of Israel had not, after all, been a haphazard fight in which the Arabs fled their homes at the directives of their own leaders, but it had been an unprovoked, systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Jewish militia involving massacres, terrorism and the wholesale looting of an entire nation.” from 4:22 onwards


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Medical Experts Say Mercury in Makeup is BAD for Children But Mercury in Vaccines is GOOD for Children



  • Medical Experts Say Mercury in Makeup is BAD for Children But Mercury in Vaccines is GOOD for Children 
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    (NaturalNews) Health officials are attempting to crack down on a so-called “backyard” cosmetics industry in parts of the Global South, because there are few safeguards in place and they believe their youth are in danger.

    In Kuala Lumpur, for instance, the New Straits Times reports, health experts are calling for tighter regulations while noting that many of the cosmetics are packed with deadly chemicals which will have adverse effects on “involuntary” users, including children and unborn babies.

    One of those deadly compounds is mercury, a heavy metal that can be found in many cosmetics products in the third world. These experts are warning that parents who use them—mothers in particular—are inadvertently harming their unborn children, as well as themselves.

    Too bad these same experts are not warning parents to avoid mercury-containing vaccines.

    Dr. Mohd Hasni Ja’afar, an environmental health physician and toxicologist at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, says children are most at risk because they have a far greater absorption rate—nearly 100 percent—of all chemicals to which they have been exposed, especially mercury.

    Many cosmetic products in the third world are tainted with heavy metals
    “Children have a 10 to 20 percent higher absorption rate compared to adults due to their high metabolism,” he said. “Unfortunately, their bodies cannot differentiate between good and bad chemicals.”

    He added that all they do is absorb what is put in and on their bodies, which will create worrying ill-effects in the future. Hasni also said he has real issues with parents who put lipstick and other cosmetics on them, because they are so vulnerable to the toxic heavy metals found in them.

    “Your children may look adorable and beautiful with lipstick on, but the lips are considered mucous membranes and will absorb whatever chemicals put on [them] at an accelerated rate,” he said, noting further that there should be tighter regulations and stricter monitoring of the cosmetics industry, in part for that reason.

    The toxicologist said that high levels of mercury are also very common in skin-whitening products, which is culturally accepted in many parts of the world, and as such highly absorbed, even in topical applications. Traces of the heavy metal will not only accumulate in the body’s primary organs, but the mercury is also transferred to an unborn baby, where it is especially damaging to the brain.

    Among its neurological effects are mental retardation, seizures, vision and hearing loss, speech disorder, memory loss and delayed physical development. Hasni said that with a nearly 80 percent absorption rate, mercury is deposited in the kidneys, in bone matter and in the brain.

    “The level of absorption also depends on other factors, including age and amount of make-up applied,” he said. “Mercury has a significant effect on babies as their blood-brain barrier — the dynamic interface that separates the brain from the circulatory system and protects the central nervous system from harmful chemicals — is not fully developed,” he said.

    What about mercury-laden vaccines?
    But again, why aren’t experts concerned about the amount of mercury being injected into babies and small children, in the form of vaccines?

    The establishment medical industry says that’s not a concern anymore—vaccines are not laden with mercury. But Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, knows better. In June 2014, he published exclusively the results of independent lab testing he conducted himself indicating a “shockingly high level of toxic mercury” in an influenza vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.

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Chilean Navy Declassifies Inexplicable UFO Footage After 2yr Investigation

  • Here is your clue about where/what these UFOs are from/about:
    Ephesians 2:2

    in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,
  • Chilean Navy Declassifies Inexplicable UFO Footage After 2yr Investigation
    The report from an alleged UFO sighting by the Chilean military over two years ago has just been declassified and the internet is abuzz with speculation – this is one mystery that has experts completely stumped.

    The Chilean government agency which investigates UFOs, the CEFAA, reports that a naval helicopter was carrying out a routine daylight coastal patrol in November 2014 when the camera operator noticed an unidentified flying object ahead. It was flying horizontally and at a steady speed similar to that of the helicopter.

    The crew contacted local airports and land-based military installations to confirm whether the object had appeared on their radar screens. It did not. They then attempted to contact the craft using standard civilian radio frequencies, but to no avail.

    Twice during the 10-minute recording, the UFO ejects an unknown material into the air, which is only visible on the infrared (IR) spectrum. To the naked eye, the object itself is barely visible and the substance it expels disappears straight into the clouds.

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World War 3? US Military Build Up in Eastern Europe ‘Could Trigger CONFLICT WITH RUSSIA’

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NATO is provoking the Russian Bear into WW3! Click on image for article.

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Thousands Of US Troops Arrive In Europe In “One Of Largest Deployments Since The Cold War”

WW3 is near?

WW3 is near?

  • Thousands Of US Troops Arrive In Europe In “One Of Largest Deployments Since The Cold War”
    by Tyler Durden,
    Just days after we reported that the US had begun deploying some 2,800 tanks, trucks and other military equipment to Germany, from where they would be transported by rail and road to Eastern Europe as part of a buildup of NATO reinforcements against “Russian expansion”, the next US deployment has made its way to Europe over the weekend, when some 4,000 US troops arrived in the German port of Bremerheven, on their way to Wroclaw, Poland under a planned NATO operation to “reassure the alliance’s Eastern European allies” in the face of what NATO has dubbed mounting Russian aggression.

    The American soldiers landed in Wroclaw, home to a key Nato and Polish air base in south-west Poland. The troops will be followed by the roughly 2,800 tanks and other pieces of military equipment which are currently en route from Germany. 

    The delivery of US Abrams tanks, Paladin artillery, and Bradley fighting vehicles, as well as supporting troops, marks a new phase of America’s continuous presence in Europe, which will now be based on a nine-month rotation.

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‘Clinton Email Leak Done by Insider, Not Russia’ – Former UK Diplomat & Whistleblower

  • Published on Jan 7, 2017
    The US Intelligence Community has accused Russia and Vladimir Putin personally of meddling in last year’s US presidential election, through hacking and propaganda. Craig Murray, a former UK diplomat and whistleblower joins RT to discuss this issue.

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‘Insider Leaks, Not Russian Hacking’: CIA & MI5 Veterans Discuss ODNI Report

  • ‘Insider Leaks, Not Russian Hacking’: CIA & MI5 Veterans Discuss ODNI Report
    Former CIA chief James Woolsey, former CIA analyst Larry Johnson, and former MI5 officer Annie Machon spoke to RT about what the ODNI report on alleged Russian hacking reveals about the nature of their claims and the current state of the US intelligence.

    In live debates hosted by RT on Monday night, Woolsey, Johnson, and Machon took turns providing their expert opinions on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) reported entitled “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections,” which was released on January 6.

    Missing evidence?
    The unclassified ODNI report was expected to shed light on the scope of Russian involvement in the DNC leaks and provide evidence supporting the claims made by the US intelligence community. Instead, the report has proven to be quite a disappointment, with WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange slamming it as having “zero evidentiary weight.”

    Former CIA agent Larry Johnson told RT that what had struck him about the report the most is that it contained “not one shred of evidence” to back up the sprawling accusations against the Russian government.

    “At some point in that process, we should have seen either an electronic or human source that said Vladimir Putin or someone in his government had directed the cyber command in Russia to start a program or a plan… There is not one source of information in that report,”
    he said, arguing that such negligence in failing to provide a single source indicates that the so-called “hacks” were instead the result of internal leaks.

    “The fact that WikiLeaks puts out emails, I think there is a plausible case to be made that they were in fact leaked to WikiLeaks,”
    Johnson pointed out, adding that
    “what we found out was not disinformation but actual truthful information.”

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Glenn Greenwald Blasts “Fake News” Peddling Washington Post For Lack Of “Basic Journalistic Skepticism”


  • Glenn Greenwald Blasts “Fake News” Peddling Washington Post For Lack Of “Basic Journalistic Skepticism”
    by Tyler Durden,
    Appearing on the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News recently, Glenn Greenwald, co-founding editor of The Intercept, took direct aim at the “intelligence community” and the Washington Post for recklessly spreading the “Russian Hacking” narrative without providing a single piece of tangible evidence to support their claims. 

    The ever skeptical Greenwald started by lambasting the Washington Post for their admittedly “fake news” story on Russian efforts to hack the Vermont electricity grid.  Of course, as we previously pointed out, the entire story turned out to be completely fabricated by an overzealous Washington Post looking to perpetuate the “Russian Hacking” narrative at all costs, including whatever is left of their own credibility.  Greenwald described the epic collapse of the story as the “grandest humiliation possible” for the Washington Post.

    “Essentially the entire article from start to finish. They have the this big blockbuster announcement on Friday which was obviously sensationalistic and it would have a huge impact if it were true that Russia and Vladimir Putin had invaded the U.S. electric grid by placing malware within the utility system in Vermont.”

    “They induced the governor of Vermont and Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) to make these really bombastic statements about how this thug Vladimir Putin was trying to steal the heat to make Vermonters suffer during the winter. It turned out that the malware found was actually on a single laptop totally unconnected to the grid. Then it turned out that the Russians had actually nothing to do with this malware. Then it turned out that what was on the laptop probably wasn’t malware at all. So the story just collapsed one step after the next in the grandest humiliation possible.”

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US B-52 Bombed Idlib, Syria, Killing Over 20 Civilians – Russian MoD

  • US B-52 Bombed Idlib, Syria, Killing Over 20 Civilians – Russian MoD
    More than 20 civilians were killed in a B-52 strike carried out by the US on the Idlib province in Syria on January 3, according to Russian Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov.

    Gerasimov slammed the Western coalition in Syria for failing to achieve “any meaningful results,” adding that “at the same time, significant numbers of victims among the civilian population and government forces were reported.

    As we remember, in September last year, the US aviation carried out an attack in the Deir-ez-Zor targeting government forces. After this attack, Islamic State started its advance,” Gerasimov said as cited by RIA Novosti news agency.

    The latest example of this is the January 3 airstrike, when a B-52 bomber – without warning the Russian side – hit a target in the town of Sarmada, Idlib Province, which is covered by the cessation of hostilities agreement. Over 20 civilians died as a result of the airstrike.

    He did not provide any further details.
    The US Defense Department announced on January 6 that a strike had killed 20 people in Sarmada, Idlib; those killed were described as Al-Qaeda militants, AFP reported. The September airstrikes by the US-led coalition killed 62 and injured 100 Syrian soldiers near the Deir ez-Zor airport, a vital supply conduit for the enclave besieged by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) forces.

    In November, US Central Command described the incident as an “unintentional, regrettable error,” which was “primarily based on human factors.

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