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Study Shows 2/3 of Americans Are Not as Polarized as the Media Wants You to Think

  • RT America Published on Oct 17, 2018
    A recent study called “Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape” shows that about 2/3 of Americans have views far outside what the media promotes as our “national conversation.” They polled 8,000 Americans about issues like immigration, white privilege, sexual harassment, and a bunch of other stuff that the media focuses on these days, and spent about a year on the research, and they found that about 2/3 of Americans are what they call, the ‘exhausted majority.’ As in, most people feel just like you when they see what the media is focusing on. Exhausted from the utter crap.

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October 18, 2018 Posted by | Social Trends, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump’s 4 Triggers That Are Imploding The Deep State

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Trump: Biggest Threat is the FedRes, Say Goodbye FedRes

  • X22Report Published on Oct 17, 2018
    Car sales around the world are plunging, especially the European market. Housing permits and starts have declined once again and this follows mortgages imploding on themselves. The debt level is skyrocketing and there is no way to stop it, this is part of the plan to get the central bank system to crash. Trump confirms that the Fed is the biggest threat to the American people.

http://www.wnd.com/2008/03/59405/

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October 18, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Rickards: We Are OVERDUE For A Global Monetary Reset

  • Jim Rickards: We Are OVERDUE For A Global Monetary Reset
    by Jim Rickards interviewed on The Great Reset Opportunity Report, via https://www.silverdoctors.com/
    Jim has spoken with international bankers, and they’re saying the monetary system is too incoherent, and something must be done about it. Here’s more…

    Economist, investment banker, and author James Rickards discusses interest rates, the stock market, the US economy, precious metals, the risk of financial calamity, the future of the Fed and much more.

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October 17, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Here Comes the ECB with a “Bubble” Warning, After it Caused the Most Absurd Bond Bubble Ever

  • Here Comes the ECB with a “Bubble” Warning, After it Caused the Most Absurd Bond Bubble Ever
    by , https://wolfstreet.com/
    “The ECB cannot and should not turn a blind eye to risks to financial stability.”

    “Maintaining financial stability is about two things: First, it is about preventing the build-up of bubbles; second, it is about making the system more resilient,” said ECB Executive Board Member and Vice-Chair of the ECB’s Supervisory Board, Sabine Lautenschläger, today in a speech. It’s not often that central bankers are allowed to use the B-word in public, except when denying that bubbles exist, or when denying that they can be identified if they do exist.

    “Prices of several asset classes are influenced by the central bank’s policies,” she said. And these policies of the ECB include:

    * A negative interest rate policy (NIRP), with the ECB’s deposit rate a negative -0.4%;
    * An asset purchase program (QE) where the ECB buys government bonds, corporate bonds, asset backed securities, and covered bonds.

    These policies have driven yields of many government bonds and some corporate bonds into the negative. The ECB’s balance sheet has swollen with assets. Borrowing for some countries and companies has become essentially free. Asset prices have surged, including the prices of homes, stocks, bonds, commercial real estate, etc.

    Even at the riskiest end, junk bond yields dropped to a ludicrously low 2.1% by October 30 last year (ICE BofAML Euro High Yield Index Effective Yield), though they have lost some steam since (when bond yields fall, bond prices rise). These policies have triggered the most dizzyingly absurd corporate bond bubble ever.

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October 17, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pages Purged by Facebook Were on Blacklist Promoted by Washington Post

  • Pages Purged by Facebook Were on Blacklist Promoted by Washington Post
    by Andre Damon, http://www.wsws.org/
    Media outlets removed by Facebook on Thursday, in a massive purge of 800 accounts and pages, had previously been targeted in a blacklist of oppositional sites promoted by the Washington Post in November 2016.

    The organizations censored by Facebook include The Anti-Media, with 2.1 million followers, The Free Thought Project, with 3.1 million followers, and Counter Current News, with 500,000 followers. All three of these groups had been on the blacklist.

    In November 2016, the Washington Post published a puff-piece on a shadowy and up to then largely unknown organization called PropOrNot, which had compiled a list of organizations it claimed were part of a “sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign.”

    The Post said the report “identifies more than 200 websites as routine peddlers of Russian propaganda during the election season, with combined audiences of at least 15 million Americans.”

    The publication of the blacklist drew widespread media condemnation, including from journalists Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald, forcing the Post to publish a partial retraction. The newspaper declared that it “does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings regarding any individual media outlet.”

    While the individuals behind PropOrNot have not identified themselves, the Washington Post said the group was a “collection of researchers with foreign policy, military and technology backgrounds.”

    PropOrNot, which remains active on Twitter, publicly gloated about Facebook’s removal of the pages on Thursday. “Russian propaganda is VERY VERY MAD about their various front outlets & fellow travellers getting suspended by @Facebook &/or @Twitter,” it wrote. The tweet tagged The Anti Media and The Free Thought Project, and included a Russian flag emoji next to an emoji depicting feces.

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http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php

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http://americanfreepress.net/?p=20355

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October 17, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dr. Mark Skidmore: $21 Trillion “Missing” Money Huge Implications for Dollar. Entire Federal Budget Now National Security Secret

  • Dr. Mark Skidmore: $21 Trillion “Missing” Money Huge Implications for Dollar. Entire Federal Budget Now National Security Secret
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)
    Michigan State Economics Professor Mark Skidmore made a stunning discovery late last year. Using publicly available government accounting reports, he revealed there was $21 trillion in what he calls “missing money” from the Department of Defense (DOD) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The data he used has been scrubbed, all accounting records are heavily redacted and now the federal government has declared its accounting falls under “national security.” Dr. Skidmore can no longer get the government to respond. Dr. Skidmore explains, “At this point, they are no longer responding to any of my inquiries. They are just not answering, and that is very astounding . . . and you can go on and look at the report yourself and see all of it blacked out. I actually lost sleep over that. That really bothered me. . . . Now, they are not even using standard accounting financial reporting rules. They are just moving things around and not telling anybody. So, first, all of this stuff is hidden because it is a national security issue, and now they are just changing the accounting standards. I would ask is that constitutional? I don’t think so. Does it match any of our financial reporting laws? I don’t think so. I am not sure what gives the government the authority to make that decision, and, yet, it’s happening.”

    The revelation that there is an additional $21 trillion dollars that cannot be accounted for on top of the more than $21 trillion officially in federal debt is an astounding number. It is probably the most important data point since the Federal Reserve was founded in 1913. Dr. Skidmore says, “It’s a huge amount of money to not be able to explain, and they are not explaining it.”

    Dr. Skidmore says there is a limit to money printing even when all the global central banks are doing it. Skidmore says, “What does it mean when a central bank is buying equities, or buying debt with printed money in order to suppress interest rates and keep this game going? I think, overall, the whole world is awash in debt, and it’s expanding at a rate that is unsustainable. The only way it has been sustained is that interest rates have been falling for 30 years. Now, interest rates are no longer falling, and we are running up against a constraint. Now, if this $21 trillion in ‘missing’ federal money really represents spending above and beyond what the official records indicate, then that has huge financial implications and huge implications for confidence in the dollar as the reserve currency. This is an enormous priority to address and not just cover up and say we are all good.”

    In closing, Dr. Skidmore says, “How can you have a democracy if you don’t have any transparency whatsoever? Having integrity and confidence is so essential to the whole system, and this just puts everything in question. . . . We should clean this up and show we are legitimate. If we don’t, we are just shooting ourselves in the foot.”

http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/6-5-trillion-missing-from-defense-department/

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http://crooksandliars.com/2015/06/report-reveals-85-trillion-missing

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October 16, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FBI Concealed Evidence That “Directly Refutes” Premise Of Trump-Russia Probe: GOP Lawmaker

  • FBI Concealed Evidence That “Directly Refutes” Premise Of Trump-Russia Probe: GOP Lawmaker
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    After hinting for months that the FBI was not forthcoming with federal surveillance court judges when they made their case to spy on the Trump campaign, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe (R) said on Sunday that the agency is holding evidence which “directly refutes” its premise for launching the probe, reports the Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross.

    Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe provided Sunday the clearest picture to date of what the FBI allegedly withheld from the surveillance court.

    Ratcliffe suggested that the FBI failed to include evidence regarding former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, in an interview with Fox News.

    Ratcliffe noted that the FBI opened its investigation on July 31, 2016, after receiving information from the Australian government about a conversation that Papadopoulos had on May 10, 2016, with Alexander Downer, the top Australian diplomat to the U.K. –Daily Caller 

    While Australia’s Alexander Downer claimed that Papadopoulos revealed Russia had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, Ratcliffe – who sits on the House Judiciary Committee – suggested on Sunday that the FBI and DOJ possess information which directly contradicts that account.

    “Hypothetically, if the Department of Justice and the FBI have another piece of evidence that directly refutes that, that directly contradicts that, what you would expect is for the Department of Justice to present both sides of the coin to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to evaluate the weight and sufficiency of that evidence,” Ratcliffe said, adding: “Instead, what happened here was Department of Justice and FBI officials in the Obama administration in October of 2016 only presented to the court the evidence that made the government’s case to get a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign associate.” 

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Netanyahu Hopes To Bring U.S. Attention Back On Iran, Threatens “Action” In Syria

  • Netanyahu Hopes To Bring U.S. Attention Back On Iran, Threatens “Action” In Syria
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    With the Jamal Khashoggi affair shaking up Saudi-Washington relations, and with multiple Gulf countries predictably coming out in support of Riyadh’s denials that it was behind the journalist’s disappearance and apparent murder, it will be interesting to see Israel’s stance on the issue.

    We fully expect Israel to do all that it can to lobby Washington toward keeping its bulls-eye ever steadfast on Iran. Indeed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears already cognizant of Iran receding into the background of priorities for the West as the alleged gruesome death and dismemberment of Khashoggi at the hands of a Saudi hit team ordered by MbS takes center stage.

    On Monday Netanyahu opened a parliamentary session at the Knesset by addressing his familiar theme of “Iranian expansion” in Syria, except that the timing is now more interesting given some of the public heat and attention has now been taken off Tehran for a time: “We must act against the Iranian regime in Syria,” Netanyahu said.

    But crucially, he added a new theme — important in light of the past two weeks: “Because of the Iranian threat, Israel and other Arab countries are closer than they ever were before,” the prime minister said. This acknowledgement comes after years of Saudi Arabia joining in a covert partnership to topple the Syrian government — a project which has clearly failed. 

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

http://www.jpost.com/Iranian-Threat/News/Netanyahu-is-not-bluffing-on-intention-to-strike-Iran-328611

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4517536,00.html

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/leaked-spy-cables-netanyahu-iran-bomb-mossad

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http://www.juancole.com/2012/09/netanyahu-2002-iraq-has-centrifuges-the-size-of-washing-machines-to-produce-a-bomb.html

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https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/03/02/brief-history-netanyahu-crying-wolf-iranian-nuclear-bomb/

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http://forward.com/articles/215562/benjamin-netanyahu-s-iran-exaggerations-now-clea/

Pathological liar NUTanyahu! Click on image for article.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/22/us-israel-iran-idUSKCN0QR0KR20150822

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October 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You Get ‘Harassed & Rushed Off’ If You Disagree with Liberal Elements – Ron Paul

  • RT Published on Oct 12, 2018
    The United States’ mid-term elections are less than a month away now with both the Democrats and Republicans appearing to grow increasingly animated and outspoken. And there’s a lot at stake – a YouGov poll this week shows only a 6% gap in support between the two parties, with the Democrats leading on 47%. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9gbr

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October 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stock Bubble Bigger Than 2008 & Coming Crash Far Larger, Warns Peter Schiff

Global economic, financial and currency collapse fast approaching!

  • Stock Bubble Bigger Than 2008 & Coming Crash Far Larger, Warns Peter Schiff
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Wall Street and the US economy are on the verge of recession, according to the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, Peter Schiff, who has raised alarms after this week’s market selloff.

    “This is a bubble not just in the stock market, but the entire economy,”
     he told Fox News. Schiff predicts a recession, accompanied by rising consumer prices, that will be “far more painful” than the 2007-2009 Great Recession.


    “I think as Americans lose their jobs, they are going to see the cost of living going up rather dramatically, and so this is going to make it particularly painful,” he said.

    Stock markets sank on Wednesday and Thursday, led by a steep decline in tech shares and worries of rapidly rising rates which made investors flee the risky stocks.

    Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 posted their biggest one-day drops since February. The Nasdaq notched its largest single day sell-off since June 2016. US President Donald Trump has blamed the central bank for the selloff, saying the Federal Reserve “has gone crazy.”

    According to Schiff, the Fed has been acting irrationally for a long time: “What is crazy is for the Fed to believe that they can raise interest rates without pricking their own bubble.”

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October 15, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Independent Audit Exposes the Fraud in Global Warming Data

  • Independent Audit Exposes the Fraud in Global Warming Data
    by Martin Armstrong, https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/
    An independent audit of the key temperature dataset that is being used by climate models has exposed more than 70 problems with the data which render it “unfit for global studies.” Problems include zero degree temperatures in the Caribbean, 82 degree C temperatures in Colombia and ship-based recordings taken 100km inland. The audit has concluded that the studies are deliberately exaggerating temperatures to support a theory of global warming utilizing global averages that are far less certain than what is being forecast.

    The audit has revealed “that climate models have been tuned to match incorrect data, which would render incorrect their predictions of future temperatures and estimates of the human influence of temperatures.” Furthermore, the Paris Climate Agreement adopted 1850-1899 averages as “indicative” of pre-industrial temperatures is “fatally flawed.” The entire Paris Climate Agreement has an agenda to eliminate effectively the advancement of society and attempt to reset the clock to the pre-Industrial Revolution. This entire theory that before the Industrial Revolution, our planet’s atmosphere was somehow pristine and uncontaminated by human-made pollutants has been also proven to be completely bogus.

    Bubbles trapped in Greenland’s ice has revealed that we began emitting greenhouse gases at least 2,000 years ago. The Romans even constructed the first aqueduct was built in 312 BC because there was a serious problem with water pollution. Seneca (c 4BC-65AD), the adviser to Nero, wrote in 61AD: “No sooner had I left behind the oppressive atmosphere of the city [Rome] and that reek of smoking cookers which pour out, along with clouds of ashes, all the poisonous fumes they’ve accumulated in their interiors whenever they’re started up, then I noticed the change in my condition.”

    This new audit argues even the most simple basic quality checks had not been done on the HadCRUT4 data which is managed by the UK Met Office Hadley Centre and the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. The audit exposed that estimates were made of the uncertainties arising from thermometer accuracy, homogenization, sampling grid boxes with a finite number of measurements available, large-scale biases such as urbanization and estimation of regional averages with non-complete global measurement coverage.


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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2425775/Climate-scientists-told-cover-fact-Earths-temperature-risen-15-years.html

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http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/16/global-warming-satellite-data-shows-arctic-sea-ice-coverage-up-50-percent/

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http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/29/top-mit-scientist-un-climate-report-is-hilariously-flawed/

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http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/17685-climate-scientist-global-warming-nazis-threaten-humanity

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http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/climate-scientist-ridicules-u-n-report-as-junk/

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October 15, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology, Social Trends | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Political Atmosphere Has Changed, Banks Will Distance Themselves From The FedRes: Lior Gantz

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Jim Willie: Fascism Perfect Antidote — The Gold Standard

Remember the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold Rules!”

  • Fascism Perfect Antidote: The Gold Standard
    by Jim Willie, GoldenJackass.com, via http://www.goldseek.com/
    Gold is the perfect antidote for the fascist state and its pervasive penetrating corruption laced with bellicose global actions. Gold eliminates (or rather vastly reduces) the potential for pilferage and theft in the financial management offices. Gold eliminates the potential (or vastly reduces) the potential for endless war with the vast slush funds for the military industrial complex. Gold eliminates (or vastly reduces) the corruption like a grand parasite with extensive tentacles across the several critical business sectors. The fascist state is not a well-known concept to the Western observers, even though they endured World War II. Most people have a poor comprehension of the fascist state by its basic nature, and prefer to hold onto examples of its form, its many manifestations. The majority refuse to observe and to identify the fascist state within their midst, before their eyes, in their home countries.

    The fascist state is defined as a tight collusion between the government and several key business sectors, within a self-designed and evolved crime syndicate of vast proportions, which has arranged privilege for profiteering like a parasite, and in almost all cases engages in hostile actions militarily against enemy and allied nations alike.

    The resulting effect of their destructive policy (not just bad policy), has been the organization of the community of nations, a coalescing of their policy movements, toward establishment of the Gold Standard, with the final retirement of the USDollar as global currency reserve, given an exclamation point by colossal international USTreasury Bond dumping. 

    TPX TRIUMVIRATE
    In the last few months, a phenomenon has become vividly apparent in a cooperative effort toward the implementation of the Gold Standard. The initiative has for its requirement numerous critically important preparatory events, toward facilitating the implementation of gold in trade payments as well as banking reserves, but also toward reducing sharply the risk of global war. In fact, it can be easily stated that global war is the stock & trade of the globalist fascists. They use war to gain power, to steal gold reserves, to force debt upon nations, to reduce the population, and to enjoy the fires like the devoted Satanists that they are.


    The phenomenon is that US President Trump, Chinese President Xi, and Russian President Putin are working together in a grand humanitarian project. Their endeavor is to install the Gold Standard, to ensure global economic transition, and to avoid global war. It is called the Global Financial RESET. It was all set back in January 2014 with over one hundred nations as signatories, but the globalist fascist banker thugs decided to launch a war in Ukraine instead. Their trump eliminated the RESET, but in reality only delayed it. The globalist banker cabal had more money to steal, more arms deals to complete, more QE monetay expansion to exploit, more nations to wage predatory war upon (see Syria & Yemen). The TPX trio has conducted meetings in secrecy. They form the allies of sound money and fair trade, as hard as that is to accept and to swallow. Follow their deeds, and not their words. The US-China trade war might seem violent in the commercial sense, but it has reduced the bilateral trade deficit and has created an environment for encouraging new US businesses with a profit potential.

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October 15, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Desperate Deep State, Military Tribunals & Market Crash

  • Sarah Westall Published on Oct 12, 2018
    Dr. Dave Janda rejoins the program to discuss how desperate the deep state has become. The Kavanaugh hearings exposed their desperation in full color display. We discuss the next steps which include disclosure, more judge placements, and military tribunals.

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October 15, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment