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EU SUPERSTATE NEAR: Schulz Vows to Create Brussels Finance Minister in MASSIVE Power Grab

  • EU SUPERSTATE NEAR: Schulz Vows to Create Brussels Finance Minister in MASSIVE Power Grab
    SPD leader Martin Schulz has said the European Union will have its own finance minister to oversee the Euro, as a series of controversial reforms is set to extend the bloc’s powers.

    In an  with Angela Merkel’s CDU, Mr Schulz’s SPD has backed an “investment budget” for the euro, as well as turning the ESM bailout mechanism into a European Monetary Fund under parliamentary control.

    Speaking to broadcaster ZDF, Mr Schulz declared: “The paper is a turnaround for European politics. There will be a European finance minister.” Leading CDU figures including Angela Merkel had initially expressed doubts about whether such a figure would have too much power, but she appears to have backed down in a significant concession to europhile Mr Schulz.

    The announcement is a huge success for French president Emmanuel Macron, who proposed the sweeping EU reforms, including the creation of a Euro finance minister.

    And the agreement between Germany’s two largest parties sees them commit to developing “common positions with France on all important questions of European and international politics”.

    Mr Macron has  about the CDU-SPD propositions for EU reform, as he personally does not back the creation of a European Monetary Fund, believing it is enough to make some minor changes to the ESM.

    However the plans bring Germany much closer to his views on the Eurozone – meaning Angela Merkel is highly likely to throw her weight behind his vision, which also includes an EU army and shared defence budget in a bold vision for Europe.

    After the 28-page document was unveiled on Friday morning, Mr Schulz said: “Together, we are determined to use Germany’s strength, both economically and politically, to make Europe a grand project again. This is our common goal.”

    EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker is . He said: “In terms of the substance I’m very happy with what the CDU/CSU and the SPD have agreed. It is a significant, positive, forward-looking contribution to European policy debate in Europe.” The creation of a European finance minister could be the first step in former European parliament president Mr Schulz’s dream for a federal Europe.

    At the SPD conference in December 2017, he laid out his desire to create a United States of Europe within eight years, telling party delegates: “I want there to be a constitutional treaty to create a federal Europe.”

    In the same speech, he vowed the SPD would take an active role in shaping European policy, refusing to give a say to more conservative figures such as former finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. The SPD membership will vote on the deal at a party congress set for January 21.

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China & Russia Are Just a Small Step Toward a New Gold-Backed Digital Currency that Completely Bypasses the U.S. Dollar Payments System

  • China & Russia Are Just a Small Step Toward a New Gold-Backed Digital Currency that Completely Bypasses the U.S. Dollar Payments System
    by Jim Rickards,
    …. Today, I want to talk a little more about how gold and blockchain technology could lead the world away from the dollar-based system… Despite everything you may hear in the mainstream media, gold is as relevant as ever.

    Russia and China, for example, have been accumulating thousands of tons of physical gold bullion for the last 10 years. That’s not news, of course. What is news is that both countries are starting to make moves toward the end game of a gold-backed currency that completely bypasses the U.S. dollar payments system. These moves are both geopolitical and monetary.

    In fact, they track the gold-based attack on the U.S. dollar that I devised for the Pentagon in their first-ever financial war game in 2009. That financial war game is described in detail in my 2011 book, Currency Wars. It looks like the Russians and Chinese read my book!

    According to Russian government officials attending a recent monetary conference in Moscow, Russia, China and their BRICS allies are moving toward their own gold trading system (bypassing London and New York).

    From there it’s a small step toward a new gold-backed digital currency using distributed ledger technology and military-grade encryption. Distributed ledger technology is another term for the blockchain technology I discussed above. But unlike cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, this digital system is backed by gold.

    Once that system is up and running, the BRICS can trade and settle oil, commodities, weapons, manufactured goods and the overall balance of payments without using dollars or Western financial intermediaries at all. And from there, a global loss of confidence in the dollar is not far behind. Do you think bitcoin will win the most in this scenario?

    It won’t. The big winner in all of this will be gold.


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Days of Rage: 2 Palestinian Teens Killed in Clashes with Israeli Soldiers Over Jerusalem Move

  • RT Published on Jan 12, 2018
    It’s now the 6th consecutive Friday that Palestinians have come out in force to protest Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. At least 3 protesters have been injured in clashes in Gaza.

Israeli Army T-Shirts Mock Gaza Killings! Targeting pregnant woman and children!

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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.


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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.

  • “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from Israel’s land since 1948—had more Israelite blood than did the Jews. In sum, the vast majority of the Jews were not Jews; some of the Palestinians were. Some of the Palestinians even had a DNA chromosome which established that they were “Cohens”—workers at the ancient Temple and synagogues of the Jews.” – Quote

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Ashkenazi Khazar Jews are not semitic people and not the real Jews of the Bible! Not the descendents of the 12 sons of Jacob/Israel !Click on image for article!


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The Clintons Stole $2 Billion From Haiti But Trump Is Bad Because MSM Put Out A Fake Quote

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Jan 12, 2018
    Alex Jones points out how the corruption surrounding the Clintons’ connections to Haiti are far more scandalous and criminal than the fake quote attributed to Trump, put out by the mainstream media.


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Trump Shithole-Gate Designed To Take Twitter’s Shadow Ban Story Out Of The News

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Jan 12, 2018
    Alex Jones breaks down how the masterminds behind the mainstream media are using the phony Trump “shithole countries” quote to distract from the bombshell Twitter shadow ban story.

NSA / GCHQ: Gambits for Deception Psyops


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Butterfly Fossils Baffle Researchers

  • The usual Darwinian evolution mumbo-jumbo.
  • RT America Published on Jan 12, 2018
    Paleontologists have discovered new species of prehistoric moths and butterflies with groundbreaking scientific implications. The fossils date to around 70 million years before the emergence of flowers — so what were these ancient butterflies pollinating? RT America’s David Miller reports.


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Another Step Toward Armageddon

WW3 is near?

  • Another Step Toward Armageddon
    by Paul Craig Roberts,
    The US military/security complex has taken another step toward Armageddon. The Pentagon has prepared a nuclear posture review (NPR) that gives the OK to development of smaller “usable” nuclear weapons and permits their use in response to a non-nuclear attack.

    As Reagan and Gorbachev understood, but the warmongers who have taken over America do not, there are far too many nuclear weapons already. Some scientists have concluded that even the use of 10 percent of either the US or Russian arsenal would suffice to destroy life on earth.

    It is reckless and irresponsible for Washington to make such a decision in the wake of years of aggressive actions taken against Russia. The Clinton criminal regime broke Washington’s promise that NATO would not move one inch to the East. The George W. Bush criminal regime pulled out of the ABM Treaty and changed US war doctrine to elevate the use of nuclear weapons from retaliation to first strike. The Obama criminal regime launched a frontal propaganda attack on Russia with crazed Hillary’s denunciation of President Putin as “the new Hitler.” In an effort to evict Russia from its naval base in Crimea, the criminal Obama regime overthrew the Ukrainian government during the Sochi Olympics and installed a Washington puppet. US missile bases have been established on Russia’s border, and NATO conducts war games against Russia on Russian borders.

    This is insanity. These and other gratuitous provocations have convinced the Russian military’s Operation Command that Washington is planning a surprise nuclear attack on Russia. The Russian government has replied to these provocations with the statement that Russia will never again fight a war on its own territory.

    Those such as myself and Stephen Cohen, who point out that Washington’s reckless and irresponsible behavior has created an enemy out of a country that very much wanted to be friends, do not get much attention from the presstitute media. The US military/security complex needs an enemy sufficient to justify its vast budget and power, and the Western media has accommodated that selfish and dangerous need.

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A Fact-Checker’s Guide to Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’

  • A Fact-Checker’s Guide to Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’
    by Angie Drobnic Holan,
    Even books about Donald Trump seem to break norms: Trump hasn’t been in office a year, and already there’s a gossipy insider account that claims to show the real goings-on of the Trump White House. Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House portrays an infighting senior team at each other’s throats, and a president too narcissistic and distracted to be capable of governing.

    Is it accurate? Many details are simply wrong. Whether the larger narrative is true is a different question. Here’s a list of the factual inaccuracies PolitiFact noted:

    • Wolff said then-Speaker of the House John Boehner resigned in 2011; it was actually 2015.
    • Wolff said Trump didn’t know who Boehner was in 2016 (“Who’s that?”), even though Trump tweeted about Boehner’s reputation for crying in 2015.
    • Wolff said Wilbur Ross was Trump’s choice for labor secretary; it was actually commerce secretary.
    • Wolff misspelled the name of Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen (not “Hillary Rosen”).
    • There are many typos, as well as wrong word choices (“pubic” instead of public; a dream “differed” instead of deferred).
    • Wolff reported that Washington Post reporter Mark Berman was at a Four Seasons breakfast when it was likely another person named Mike Berman.
    • Wolff writes that the infamous Steele dossier, a private compendium of Trump’s history with Russia, suggested that Trump was being blackmailed by Russia. A more restrained interpretation of the dossier suggests Trump could be subject to blackmail, but not that he was the actual victim of it.

    A bigger problem with Fire and Fury, however, is that by any standard of sound journalism it has big problems with transparency and sourcing.

    The fly-on-the-wall, you-are-here atmosphere that pervades Fire and Fury will undoubtedly sell books. But like other books before it — the 2010 political book Game Change comes to mind — Fire and Fury hardly seems a move in the right direction for well-sourced, evidence-based journalism. Instead it’s a stew of mysteriously sourced dramatic scenes.

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China’s Official Military Newspaper Warns: “War Is Not Far”

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  • China’s Official Military Newspaper Warns: “War Is Not Far”
    by Tyler Durden,
    War is not far from us. Regional situations around China are complex and unstable, and dangers are hiding under the peace. China cannot afford a military failure, so we must be fully aware of potential crisis and be prepared for battle at all times. When the country is on the brink of becoming a great military power, it’s also stepping into a period with high risks to national security,” the official People’s Liberation Army (PLA) newspaper wrote according to China’s Global Times.

    The article first headlined on Tuesday in the PLA daily: “A soldier without desire for war-preparedness is not a good soldier.” The newspaper warned that Chinese soldiers are not ready for combat because many refuse to believe war is imminent.

    Military experts agree that the threat of a conflict around China has increased in recent years. “In regions like the Korea Peninsula, China-India border area and the Taiwan Straits, the PLA needs to be prepared for all possibilities. Our overseas interests in regions like Africa and the Middle East are also under threat due to local instability,” said Xu Guangyu, a retired major general and senior adviser of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association according to the Global Times.

    Last week, President Xi Jinping kicked off the new year with a rare speech to the military urging soldiers to be ready for war and “don’t fear death.”

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Russia Knows Who Attacked Their Bases In Syria And It’s Not Turkey

  • X22Report Published on Jan 11, 2018
    Confirmed, there is no Russian collusion. The dossier was used to get a FISA warrant to spy on the incoming President. The corporate media puts out fake news about the crypto market, was this on purpose to make it more volatile. The US government passed the law that spies on the American public. Trump puts into place new conditions on unmasking. The US sends B-2 bombers to Guam. Trump is expected to ease sanctions on Iran. Russia knows who bombed their base and it’s not Turkey.


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Trump Denies “Shithole” Comment: “Never Said Anything Derogatory About Haitians”

  • Trump Denies “Shithole” Comment: “Never Said Anything Derogatory About Haitians”
    by Tyler Durden,
    After reports that Trump referred to “shithole” African nations in a meeting (that was not denied by The White House), the president has tweeted this morning that “this was not the language used.”

    He then following up by claiming he “never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”

    His tweet, denying the “shithole” comment follows an earlier series of tweets that slammed the proposed DACA proposal, and sought to explain his thinking about a bipartisan immigration plan that was presented on Thursday which would allow too many people in from “high crime” countries. He said that’s one of the key reasons why a bipartisan plan presented on Thursday is a nonstarter.

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CNN Goes Over the Edge

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Pew: US Media Bias Ranks Worst in the World

  • Pew: US Media Bias Ranks Worst in the World
    by Paul Bedard,
    Americans on both sides of the political aisle believe the media does a poor job covering political issues fairly, according to a blockbuster new survey of media consumption in 38 nations.

    What’s more, the Pew Research Center’s study found that supporters of President Trump believe the media is doing a worse job covering politics than the supporters of any of the other international political leaders in countries surveyed.

    “Large gaps in ratings of the media emerge between governing party supporters and non-supporters. On the question of whether their news media cover political issues fairly, for example, partisan differences appear in 20 of the 38 countries surveyed. In five countries, the gap is at least 20 percentage points, with the largest by far in the U.S. at 34 percentage points,” said Pew.

    The survey found that just 21 percent of Americans supportive of Trump and Republicans believe the media is fair. Some 55 percent of those who don’t back Trump also believe the media is fairly covering politics in the U.S. In every other case, those numbers are flipped, said Pew.

    “The U.S. is also one of only a few countries where governing party supporters are less satisfied with their news media than are non-supporters. In most countries, people who support the political party currently in power are more satisfied with the performance of their news media than those who do not support the governing party,” said the study.

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‘Shadow Bans’: Twitter Conceals Undesirable Posts, But User Doesn’t Know About It – Project Veritas

  • RT Published on Jan 11, 2018
    If you don’t receive many re-tweets on Twitter, that could be because the social network’s censoring you, by imposing a so-called shadow ban. The move has come to light in the latest undercover investigation by Project Veritas. READ MORE:


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‘US are Occupiers’: Washington to Stay in Syria Indefinitely to Counter Iran

  • RT Published on Jan 12, 2018
    The U.S. has revealed that countering Iran is part of its ongoing operations in Syria after the fall of Islamic State and among the key reasons a military presence will remain there. The announcement was made during a Senate hearing on Thursday. READ MORE:


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