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Denying govt agencies facial recognition tech would be ‘cruel’, claims Microsoft president Microsoft's chief shot down calls to stop selling facial recognition tech to governments, saying it would be “cruel” to deprive state agencies of the ability to monitor the public’s every move – despite his own misgivings. Feb 3, 2019 14:30 www.rt.com/news/450500-microsoft-cruel-facial-recognition-gov/ (CRUEL? That’s a curious choice of word isn’t it)
Bodies are missing, you say? Plane Carrying Emiliano Sala Has Been Found On The English Channel, Bodies Yet to Be Recovered The plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot has been found following a sonar search - with both occupants missing and presumed dead. www.gistmania.com/talk/topic,376682.0.html?
Follow the Watch Tracking Santa and Nuclear Missiles – 5 Interesting Facts About NORAD The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is an organization run by the governments of Canada and the United States. Its function is to constantly monitor all activities within and around Northern America’s airspace, as well as provide effective reactions to any cases that may arise. Within the control of room of its headquarters, a simple banner hangs above the computers with an inscription: We Have the Watch. NORAD started out as the North American Air Defense Command. Following a recommendation from the Joint Canadian-American Military Group in 1956 and subsequent approval by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in early 1957, NORAD was declared on the 1st of August 1957. It was formally established on the 12th day of May 1958. www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/5-facts-about-norad.html
3,750 Troops to the border:
Chinese Accelerate Their Exodus From US Real Estate After years of torrid money-laundering buying of US properties by wealthy Chinese, purchases of US commercial real estate by the Chinese tumbled last year to the lowest level since 2012, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. The fall came as a result of Beijing continuing to pressure Chinese investors to bring cash home, instead of allowing it to leave the country. Recall, we reported back in early December that Chinese firms had dumped $1 billion of US real estate in the quarter prior. www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-01/chinese-accelerate-their-exodus-us-real-estate
Anon posts transcripts and CCTV for unclas mil comm sessions, comparisons to civil court rules of evidence
Best Takeaway - We will be able to read transcripts! - If we want to travel to Fort Meade, we could watch proceedings on CCTV.
>The Office of Military Commissions has set up a public viewing area and a victim/family member viewing area at the McGill >Training Center at Fort Meade, MD in separate rooms. During unclassified military commissions sessions, McGill will be open for >visitors unless Fort Meade has closed due to inclement weather or some other emergency condition.
This site is very comprehensive and describes all the Courts-Martail Rules. One thing I noticed while going through the calendar is that like regular courts, we can expect the upcoming proceedings to take a long time. In the open cases now, there are “Motion Hearings” scheduled several months out for each open case.
A couple huge differences I found when reading up - Military courts do not require Miranda warnings to have taken place for admissibility in court. Also, search warrants do not have to have been issued if evidence is collected outside the United States.
>Presenting Evidence in a Military Commission
>The rules of evidence for military commissions meet domestic and international legal standards while addressing battlefield >situations, and as such, differ in some ways from rules used in U.S. civilian courts. For example, evidence seized outside the >United States may not be excluded on the grounds it was not obtained pursuant to a search warrant. Similarly, statements of an >accused are not excludable merely because the accused was not read a Miranda warning. Instead, the rules of evidence for >military commissions focus on whether the evidence is reliable and probative, and if its admission is in the best interests of justice.
Here’s the page with a comparison to civilian courts:
Chaos at Orlando airport as TSA agent leaps to death in alleged ‘statement suicide’ A TSA agent has jumped off a hotel balcony inside Orlando International Airport in an apparent suicide. The incident saw panicked passengers rushing through checkpoints, causing nearly 100 flights to be cancelled. A man in his 40s, later confirmed as an off-duty Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent, jumped from the upper floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel located within the airport and landed near a security area. The Saturday morning freefall provoked mayhem, scaring many passengers into breaching security checkpoints in the ensuing chaos. www.rt.com/usa/450460-orlando-airport-tsa-suicide/ Roadside Bomb Targets Pilgrim Bus in Iraqi City of Balad A bus carrying pilgrims exploded after triggering a land mine south of the Iraqi city of Balad, resulting in several casualties, the Iraqi al-Sumaria broadcaster reported citing a source in the Security Service. "An explosive device placed close to the roadside south of the city of Balad blasted as a bus with pilgrims passed by. This led to the deaths of several passengers, and some were injured," the source stated. According to the broadcaster, the pilgrims were en route towards the Shiite shrine of Muhammad ibn Khadi. Security Service personnel have been dispatched and are making their way to the scene of the incident. The injured have been hospitalised at nearby medical facilities. sputniknews.com/middleeast/201902031072087857-bus-pilgrims-blast/
Wikileaks Emails Ties The Podesta Brothers To The Doctor Who Oversaw Seth Rich Before He Died Seth Rich died after he was shot multiple times on the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW which is three blocks east of Howard University Hospital and six minutes away from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The Washington D.C. police report says Seth Rich survived the initial shooting and died later at the hospital. heavy.com/news/2017/05/seth-rich-evidence-wikileaks-police-report-document-dnc-staffer-homicide-conspiracy-theory/ There have been no reports on which hospital he was taken to, but common sense indicates it would have had to been Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Howard University Hospital is closer and has an emergency room, but not for trauma surgery so Seth Rich had to have been taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The lead director of the Gold Surgery team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is Jack Sava, MD. Jack Sava is in a relationship with Lisa Kountoupes. Multiple Wikileaks emails show Kountoupes and Sava connections with the Podesta brothers. How or why exactly did Rich pass away at the hospital? Kountoupes and Sava are on the guest list in this Podesta email www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/14833#searchresult. Check out the Excel spreadsheet (download). The attachment of this email shows Lisa Koutoupes co-hosting at the fundraiser with the Podesta bros. wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26634. Lisa Kountoupes happens to be “Named to the Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2016: Hired Guns Source on Koutoupes named top lobbyist—http://kdindc.com Guess what?? She also lobbied for the Clintons!!! More info on Kountoupes work in DC. SHE WORKED FOR DEPT OF ENERGY www.zoominfo.com/p/Lisa-Kountoupes/1558739629 She has URANIUM ONE CONNECTIONS!!!! Here is their Uranium One L2-Disclosure form soprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=getFilingDetails&filingID=E1BF4232-5036-458A-9392-E6C7CD97E388&filingTypeID=51 nei.org/CorporateSite/media/filefolder/Conferences/NFSF/PartsList.pdf Here is lobbying record www.opensecrets.org/lobby/firmsum.php?id=D000035177&year=2012 “Kountoupes Consulting has been hired by Uranium One Inc. to lobby on “issues related to uranium mining and the uranium market.” thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/lobbying-contracts/197357-bottom-line-. ALSO SHE IS A CLINTON ADMIN VET!!!!! Source here!!!!!! thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/top-lobbyists/302777-top-lobbyists-2016-hired-guns. MASSIVE AMOUNT OF INFO ON THE LOBBYING FIRM lobbying-firms.insidegov.com/l/39300/Kountoupes-Denham-LLC. Lisa Kountoupes visited Obama White House 29 times. last visit is May 31st, for appointment with Jaime Kreager made on May 26th at 6:53PM archive.is/XpHaZ. John Podesta was there the 26th archive.is/FdtD7. *Last leaked email was May 25th** Is it just a coincidence that Seth Rich survived the shooting, but mysteriously died at the hospital where a Podesta/DNC ally is in charge of the trauma surgery unit? Changed Supreme Court weighing Louisiana abortion clinic law WASHINGTON (AP) — The outcome of a fight over a Louisiana law regulating abortion providers could signal whether a fortified conservative majority on the Supreme Court is willing to cut back on abortion rights. The high court is expected to decide in the next few days whether the state can begin enforcing a law requiring doctors who work at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. It was passed in 2014, but has never taken effect. The Supreme Court struck down a similar law in Texas three years ago. But the court's lineup has changed since then. Two appointees of President Donald Trump have joined the bench and Justice Anthony Kennedy has retired. Kennedy voted to strike down the Texas law. The law was to have taken effect on Monday, but Justice Samuel Alito issued a brief order last week that pushed back the effective date at least to Thursday because, Alito said, the justices needed more time to consider an emergency appeal from Louisiana abortion providers. Alito handles those appeals from Louisiana. The issue before the court is whether the law may be enforced even as appeals over its validity continue, so the impending vote may not be the justices' last word on the matter. But it is expected to be a window on the court's views of abortion rights. A vote to allow the law to take effect "will be a really good sign that the modified Court will not police states or lower courts' compliance with" the Texas decision or an earlier ruling in 1992 that reaffirmed a woman's right to an abortion that the court first announced in the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, University of California, Irvine law professor Leah Litman wrote on the progressive Take Care blog. Abortion opponents have been awaiting that signal since Trump's election, particularly after he promised during the 2016 campaign to appoint "pro-life justices." Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first appointee, took the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who opposed abortion rights. The president's second pick, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, replaced Kennedy. The current situation bears some resemblance to the court's shift on a particular abortion method that its opponents call partial-birth abortion. In 2000, the Supreme Court struck down Nebraska's ban on the procedure by a 5-4 vote. Seven years later, the court upheld a federal partial-birth abortion ban by an identical vote. The makeup of the court had changed, with John Roberts replacing William Rehnquist as chief justice and, crucially, Alito taking Sandra Day O'Connor's place on the bench. O'Connor voted to strike down the state law; Alito voted to uphold the federal ban. In the majority opinion that upheld the federal law, Kennedy wrote that the law did not impose an "undue burden" on a woman's right to an abortion, the standard laid out in the 1992 abortion-rights ruling, and that it was sufficiently different from the Nebraska law that had been struck down in 2000, even though neither law contained a provision allowing the method to be used if a doctor decided it was necessary to preserve the mother's health. Rachel Morrison, litigation counsel for the anti-abortion group Americans United for Life, said the court also could find differences between Texas and Louisiana in the situations confronting women seeking abortions in the two states. The court's ruling invalidating the Texas law "does not mean that all admitting privileges laws are per se unconstitutional or that there is sufficient evidence that Louisiana's law will lead to the closure of a large number of abortion clinics in Louisiana," Morrison wrote on her group's website. Differences in the two state laws were at the heart of last year's 2-1 ruling by the federal appeals court in New Orleans that upheld the Louisiana measure. The appeals court rejected a trial judge's conclusions at least one and possibly two of the state's three abortion clinics would have to close and, at most, two doctors would remain authorized to perform abortions in Louisiana. In January, the full appeals court voted 9-6 not to get involved in the case, setting up the Supreme Court appeal. The appellate ruling "brazenly ignored recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent squarely on point," said?Nancy Northup, head of the Center for Reproductive Rights. The group represents the clinics in court fight. More alarming to abortion rights supporters is that high court action allowing the law to take effect could provide a road map to lower courts that are considering, or may soon weigh, other state efforts to restrict abortion. local12.com/news/nation-world/changed-supreme-court-weighing-louisiana-abortion-clinic-law
Globalists say… GM to Lay Off 4,250 Salaried Workers in North America Starting Monday General Motors will begin laying off 4,250 North American salaried workers Monday morning as part of a sweeping restructuring announced in November that includes the closure of five plants and the elimination of 15,000 jobs. The plan includes the destruction of 15 percent of the company’s 54,000 North American salaried jobs. According to one press report, the jobs massacre will take the form of “rolling layoffs” that will continue until the end of the month. Three assembly plants—Lordstown, Ohio; Detroit-Hamtramck; and Oshawa, Ontario—along with Warren Transmission in Michigan and a propulsion plant in Maryland—are slated to close by the end of the year, devastating entire towns and cities. One report said that GM management was determined to begin the layoffs before the company releases its fourth quarter 2018 and full year 2018 earnings reports on Wednesday, which are expected to show a drop in profits. This underscores the fact that Wall Street is cracking the whip on GM and the rest of the auto giants to press ahead with cost-cutting and stepped up attacks on the workers in order to drive up stock prices and the speculative profits of the banks, hedge funds and big investors. GM has said the job cuts and plant closings will free up $6 billion in cash, but the automaker has spent $10.6 billion since 2015 buying back its own shares in order to fatten the portfolios of the financial oligarchs. The cuts have generated enormous anger and opposition among autoworkers in the US and Canada, who have never recovered from job cuts and concessions imposed with the collaboration of the auto unions as part of the Obama administration’s 2009 forced bankruptcy and restructuring of GM. The cuts will further impoverish regions in both the US and Canada that have been ravaged by decades of deindustrialization. Last month, workers at the Oshawa assembly plant staged a five-hour sit down protest after GM CEO Mary Barra announced that she would not reconsider the decision to close the factory. Workers took the action independently of Unifor, terrifying the union officials and sending them scrambling to quash the rebellion. www.globalresearch.ca/gm-to-lay-off-4250-salaried-workers-in-north-america-starting-monday/5667313
EMBEZZLEMENT, THEFT CHARGES AGAINST LABOR KINGPIN MAY CRIPPLE DEMS’ 2020 MACHINE 3:47 PM 02/01/2019 | US Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter Pennsylvania Democrats are worried about the short-term future of their political machine after authorities charged a Philadelphia labor leader with numerous counts of embezzlement, bribery and theft, Politico reports. John Dougherty, the business manager of Philadelphia’s branch of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and six other labor officials were indicted on 116 charges related to lavish misuse of union funds and buying influence with corrupt politicians, Philadelphia’s The Inquirer and CBS Philly report. (RELATED: Union Power: Police Clerk Literally Had To Go To Court To Leave Her Union) The 159-page indictment was released by the federal court in Pennsylvania Friday. It details more than two years of FBI and IRS operations and raids launched against IBEW Local 98 offices, union officials and their homes. Dougherty used union funds as his “personal bank account and as a means to obtain employment for himself, his family, and his friends,” the indictment says, according to The Inquirer. “I got a different world than most people ever exist in,” Dougherty says according to the transcript of a 2015 FBI wiretap put in the indictment. Dougherty has wielded significant influence across the battleground state, throwing the union’s power and purse behind politicians, largely democrats, running for local, state and national offices. “I would argue they’re the single-most effective political organization in the state,” former Republican Rep. Ryan Costello told Politico. “They’re thinking five, six, seven steps ahead.” For the One Great Idea project, John Dougherty, business manager of the IBEW Local 98, discusses a plan to feed the hungry in Philadelphia. Costello lost his seat after Pennsylvania’s electoral map was redrawn by the state’s Supreme Court. Dougherty’s union was instrumental in placing three justices, including Dougherty’s own brother, on the court, Politico reports. If Dougherty is convicted and taken out of the state’s political machine, the impact may ripple from Philadelphia’s local elections all the way up to the 2020 presidential race. Pennsylvania Democrats are worried that losing Dougherty will seriously cripple their ability to mobilize voters and funds against the GOP and President Donald Trump in the short-term, according to Politico. “When people run for president, John’s on the list of people they call in Pennsylvania,” longtime political observer Larry Ceisler told Politico.
This backfired bigly www.theblaze.com/news/ken-bellingham-cookies-border-wall Protesters in Venezuela flooded the streets in huge numbers Saturday to demand that socialist President Nicolas Maduro step down from power. The Washington Post reported that the day saw some of the largest anti-Maduro demonstrations since he succeeded Hugo Chavez in 2013. Demonstrations across the country attracted huge throngs of people — possily in the hundreds of thousands, according to the Washington Post. Here is the scene of one demonstration, posted to Twitter by a Caracas-based user. www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-massive-anti-maduro-protests-escalate-america-aoc-bernie-want-us/ REJECTED OFFER? February 3, 1865 In a personal meeting with Confederate representatives, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln offered liberal pardons in exchange for the South quitting the Civil War, with reunion as a precondition of peace—an offer that was rejected. The Latest: Germany: Brexit divorce deal is a compromise Germany’s foreign minister is calling for “clear proposals” from Britain as it seeks to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union and underlining the EU’s insistence that the Brexit divorce deal rejected by British lawmakers is “already a compromise,” particularly in regards to Northern Ireland. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, with or without a Brexit deal. U.K. lawmakers voted last week to seek changes to the agreement but the EU is adamant that it cannot be renegotiated. How to handle the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland is one of the Brexit dilemmas. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tells the Funke newspaper group published Sunday that “we need clear proposals from London” and rejected a suggestion that the EU’s position is increasing the risk of a no-deal Brexit. He says “if the British want to avoid an unregulated Brexit, our offer is on the table. We negotiated a fair Brexit agreement.” www.tribtown.com/2019/02/03/eu-brexit-the-latest-20/
Rep. Jim Jordan: Bruce Ohr Met with Chris Steele and Glenn Simpson 13 Times and Immediately Went to Debrief Comey FBI Rep. Jim Jordan, the ranking Republican member of the House Oversight Committee joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning. Jim Jordan told Maria Bartiromo that former Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr met with Fusion GPS and Rep. Jim Jordan: When we desposed Bruce Ohr he shared three key facts with the FBI that I think disprove Schiff’s memo: — He said first of all Fusion was connected to the Clinton Campaign, Fusion GPS that put together the dossier. — He said my wife Nellie Ohr worked for Fusion GPS. — And the person Fusion hired, Christopher Steele has deep bias against the president. Jim Jordan continued: Bruce Ohr met and talked with Chris Steele and Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS, multiple times. and after each and every encounter he had with Christopher Steele he went directly to the FBI and briefed them on what that conversation was about. At least 13 times he did that. Comey and his cabal are crooks. The fact that they hid this from the FISA court and Congress is criminal conduct. www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/boom-rep-jim-jordan-bruce-ohr-met-with-chris-steele-and-glenn-simpson-13-times-and-immediately-went-to-debrief-comey-fbi-video/
The Federal Reserve's 'breathtaking' $7.7 trillion bank bailout Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says that newly revealed details about the Fed's bank bailout were kept secret to prevent a stigma against banks that took part. Alex Wong/Getty Images A new report by Bloomberg Markets Magazine details trillions of dollars in secret federal loans made to the big banks during the 2008 financial crisis, a process that helped them rake in billions of dollars in undisclosed profits. Here, some key numbers that illuminate the Federal Reserve's "breathtaking" $7.7 trillion bank bailout: 29,000 Pages of federal documents, courtesy of the Freedom of Information Act, and central bank records that Bloomberg combed through to reveal a "fresh narrative of the financial crisis" More than 21,000 Number of transactions detailed in those pages $7.7 trillion Amount in undisclosed loans the Federal Reserve made to struggling financial institutions, according to the new Bloomberg report. That "dwarf the Treasury Department's better-known $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program [TARP]," say Bob Ivry, Bradley Keoun, and Phil Kuntz at Bloomberg $13 billion Estimated amount in previously undisclosed profits the six largest banks — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs Group, and Morgan Stanley — took in, thanks to those loans and the Fed's below-market rates. Unlike the TARP funds, "the loans came with virtually no strings attached for the banks," says Travis Waldron at Think Progress $160 billion Amount in TARP funds the big six received As much as $460 billion Amount the big six borrowed from the Fed, as calculated by Bloomberg and measured by peak daily debt $1.2 trillion Amount that banks referenced in the new report required on Dec. 5, 2008, "their single neediest day." The Federal Reserve didn't reveal to anyone which banks were in such dire need, say Ivry, Keoun, and Kuntz, and "bankers didn't mention that they took tens of billions of dollars in emergency loans at the same time they were assuring investors their firms were healthy." $86 billion Amount that Bank of America Corp. owed the central bank when then-CEO Kenneth D. Lewis wrote shareholders saying that he was at the helm of "one of the strongest and most stable banks in the world" on Nov. 26, 2008 $107 billion Amount in secret loans that Morgan Stanley took in a single month, in September 2008 1 out of 10 Share of the country's delinquent mortgages that amount could have paid off $6.8 trillion Total assets held by the big six on Sept. 30, 2006 $9.5 trillion Total held on Sept. 20, 2011. Rather than help curb the practice that caused the financial crisis, "the Fed and its secret financing helped America's biggest financial firms get bigger and go on to pay employees as much as they did at the height of the housing bubble," say Ivry, Keoun, and Kuntz theweek.com/articles/479867/federal-reserves-breathtaking-77-trillion-bank-bailout 2008 is when DTCC took over large scale operation. - 2008 The Clearing Corporation and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation announced CCorp members will benefit from CCorp's netting and risk management processes, and will leverage the asset servicing capabilities of DTCC's Trade Information Warehouse for credit default swaps -EuroCCP began operations in August 2008
I would like to know how in this all fit the big four: Vanguard BlackRock Street state Fidelity
all are members of DTCC with multiple holdings www.dtcc.com/client-center/dtc-directories (this is a PDF) pics are from 2014 FUND/SERV list from DTCC (pdf address in screenshot, as it disappeared from search results when i refreshed the screen…..)
Blackrock as well as Citadel had an open conduit from the FRB to do it's trading to facilitate the continued juicing of the markets upwards. State Street created the first ETF in the us markets. They grew like weeds staring in 2004-06 www.thebalance.com/the-history-of-etfs-1214784
Today five US banks according to data in the just-released Federal Office of Comptroller of the Currency’s Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activity, hold 96% of all US bank derivatives positions in terms of nominal values, and an eye-popping 81% of the total net credit risk exposure in event of default. The five are, in declining order of importance: JPMorgan Chase which holds a staggering $88 trillion in derivatives (€66 trillion!). Morgan Chase is followed by Bank of America with $38 trillion in derivatives, and Citibank with $32 trillion. Number four in the derivatives sweepstakes is Goldman Sachs with a ‘mere’ $30 trillion in derivatives. Number five, the merged Wells Fargo -Wachovia Bank, drops dramatically in size to $5 trillion. Number six, Britain’s HSBC Bank USA has $3.7 trillion. After that the size of US bank exposure to these explosive off-balance-sheet unregulated derivative obligations falls off dramatically. Just to underscore the magnitude, trillion is written 1,000,000,000,000. Continuing to pour taxpayer money into these five banks without changing their operating system, is tantamount to treating an alcoholic with unlimited free booze. www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/Financial_Tsunami/Geithner_Secret/geithner_secret.html Here's the referenced Federal Office of Comptroller of the Currency’s Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activity: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2009-34a.pdf
Gold repatriation From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gold repatriation refers to plans of various governments to bring home their gold stored outside the home country. Many nations use foreign vaults for safe-keeping of part of their gold reserves. In 2014, there was movement by some European nations to return gold stored abroad back to the owner country. The Dutch De Nederlandsche Bank reduced its proportion of gold held by the New York Federal Reserve from 51% to 31%, and Austria and Belgium reviewed the possibility of taking similar measures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_repatriation Venezuela Before 2012, the Central Bank of Venezuela held about 211 tons of its 365 tons of gold reserves in American, European, and Canadian banks. In January 2012, however, Venezuela completed the move of 160 tons of gold bars (valued at about $9 billion) back home. The operation was ordered by President Hugo Chávez in August 2011 and was overseen by Central Bank chair Nelson Merentes. The Netherlands In 2014, 122.5 tons of Dutch gold reserves were returned to the Amsterdam from New York, where they had been stored in a vault of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; the De Nederlandsche Bank (NRC), the Dutch central bank, said that it "felt that in times of financial crisis, it was better to have the gold near at hand." The Netherlands continues to store gold reserves in New York, Ottawa and London. Germany In January 2013, the German central bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) announced plans to repatriate 300 tonnes of its 1,500 tons of gold from the US and 374 tonnes from France by 2020, in order to have half (1,695.3 tonnes) of its official gold reserves stored in Frankfurt. The gold in the U.S. was earned by West Germany through trade surpluses in the 1950s and 1960s and was never moved out of the United States due to fear of invasion by the Soviet Union. In 2013, a mere 5 tonnes were shipped due to logistical difficulties. However, Germany repatriated 120 t in 2014 (35 tonnes from Paris, 85 t from New York), 210 t in 2015 (110.5 t from Paris and 99.5 t from New York) and 200 t in 2016. 
Belgium In an interview with Belgium broadcaster VTM Nieuws Sunday, Luc Coene, governor of Belgium’s central bank, confirmed that the bank is looking at how they can bring their gold reserves back into the country. According to IMF data compiled by the World Gold Council, Belgium holds 227.4 metric tons of gold, representing 34.2% of its official foreign reserves. According to reports, most of the gold is held outside of the country with the Bank of England, the Bank of Canada and the Bank for International Settlements. Switzerland Save our Swiss Gold motion was a citizen movement that called for the central bank to hold at least 20 percent of its assets in gold, prohibit selling any gold in future and bring all its reserve of gold back in the country. This referendum was held on November 30, 2014, but was lost. Austria Austria currently holds 80% of their 280 tons of gold in London, 17% in Austria, and 3% in Switzerland. Citing a need for risk diversification, Austria announced they will be repatriating gold from London during 2015. After the repatriation process has completed, 50% of Austria's gold will be held in Austria, 20% in Switzerland, and the remaining 30% in London. 2 HOURS INTERNET CUT-OFF FOR KIDS – For the first time, guidelines will state how long youngsters should be allowed to spend on video games, television, mobile phones and tablets. Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies’s formal guidelines come after content promoting suicide and self-harm was linked to death of Molly Russell, 14 CHILDREN should be limited to just two hours-a-time on social media – new official advice will declare next week. In the first formal guidelines ever, the Chief Medical Officer will pile huge pressure on web giants to introduce a cut-off for under-18s. Kids should then take “exercise breaks”. The move comes amid growing alarm at a generation hooked on social media. Campaigners are likely to demand the crackdown – to be unveiled by Dame Sally Davies next Thursday – goes even further. Research earlier this week found under-fives spend four hours and 16 minutes a day glued to screens – including online, ,gaming and TV. Seven in ten of those aged 12 to 15 took smartphones to bed. And a fifth of children aged 8-12 are on social media – despite supposed bans on under-13s. The new guidelines revealed by James Forsyth in today’s Sun follow an official request from Health Secretary Matt Hancock The Tory high-flyer last weekend demanded social media giants remove suicide and self-harm material from their sites after the father of a 14-year old teenager blamed Instagram for her death. PUSH FOR SCREEN LIMIT… EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, Chief Medical Officer lays down usage guidelines Sally Davies recommends a break every 2 hours, no social media at before bed It comes after Ian Russell blamed Instagram for the death of his daughter Molly But Dam Sally will report there is no definitive link between technology and growing mental health problems among children and young people. www.investmentwatchblog.com/2-hours-internet-cut-off-for-kids-for-the-first-time-guidelines-will-state-how-long-youngsters-should-be-allowed-to-spend-on-video-games-television-mobile-phones-and-tablets/ www.thesun.co.uk/news/8334713/official-guidelines-kids-social-media-use/ www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6659257/Screen-limit-children-New-official-guidelines-state-youngsters-need-break-phones.html
TIMELINE 1993 Clinton’s FBI encryption backdoor key endorsed by the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, John Podesta, James P. Chandler, III 1994 FEDERAL BRIDGE – ENTRUST PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) monopoly (see below) 1994 Clinton secures high tech rare earth mines in Congo and Rwanda using genocide pretext 1994 Clinton Chronicles documentary released proving Clinton’s racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering, Rose law firm 1995 Highlands Group created by DoD to coordinate illegal public-private spy partnerships off the record; decisions used as pretext 1997 FEDERAL BRIDGE – ENTRUST PMI Portal Access (Privileged Management Infrastructure) monopoly (see below) 1998 HP engineer Richard C. Walker starts filing a string of patent for “The Internet of Things”; lays out a global spy grid 1998 George Soros told CBS that he did not regret working with the Nazis against his fellow Jews in Hungary 1998-1999 Kosovo War used to clear out Christian Serbs from Kosovo to create unimpeded land route for planned coming Soros-funded Muslim migration; created genocide as pretext, like in Rwanda 1999 FEDERAL BRIDGE – ENTRUST PKI for Wireless monopoly (see below) 1999 Precursor to SERCO (SI International) formed by ex-Lockheed executives 1999 Clinton formed CIA In-Q-Tel as a public-private spy technology funding entity, abolished Glass-Steagall banking controls; formed National Infrastructure Assurance Council (NIAC) to run mass surveillance on all Americans from the White House 2000 NSA architect William Binney resigned; observed that NSA had “gone rogue” 2001 Clinton appointed James P. Chandler, III and Microsoft’s Bill Gates to National Infrastructure Assurance Council (NIAC) as he departs the White House 2001 In June, CIA whistleblower Susan Landauer warned of World Trade Center attack using airplanes; she was imprisoned without trial 2001 In July, operation “Stellar Wind” to spy on all Americans was approved by DOJ 2001 On Sep. 04, 2011, Robert S. Mueller, III was sworn in as Baby Bush FBI director 2001 9/11 used as pretext for Patriot Act takeover of American privacy and property Bill of Rights 2001 FEDERAL BRIDGE – ENTRUST Enhanced Internet Security PKI monopoly excuse following 9/11 (see below) Conclusion: The Federal Bridge, aka Federal Bridge Certificate Authority was the Deep State shadow government, aka Senior Executive Service (SES)’s actual technical platform for how computer systems across the Internet could allow the spy state to tap into any system in real time. Company Overview. (2003). Entrust – Securing Digital Identities & Information. The Federal Bridge: A Foundation of Trust. Entrust. www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/2003-Company-Overview-Entrust-Securing-Digital-Identities-and-Information-The-Federal-Bridge-A-Foundation-of-Trust-Entrust-2003.pdf
Netanyahu says Iran controls Lebanese government through Hezbollah TELL AVIV, February 3. /TASS/. Iran controls the Lebanese government via the Hezbollah movement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. "Iran has proxies. One of them is Hezbollah. Hezbollah just joined the government of Lebanon. That's a misnomer; they actually control the government of Lebanon. It means that Iran controls the government of Lebanon," Netanyahu’s office quoted him as saying at a meeting with a delegation of UN ambassadors who arrived in Israel to make a trip of the northern border. It was Netanyahu’s first commentary following the formation of a new Lebanese government next Thursday. "A great shift has taken place in the Middle East. That shift is the rise of the aggressive theocracy of Iran that seeks to conquer the Middle East, eliminate Israel and dominate many other parts of the world," the Israeli prime minister said and asked the UN ambassadors to convey the message that Israel will "stop all the aggression; from Lebanon or from Syria or from Iran itself." "We are committed to preventing this aggression, and in so doing we're not only protecting Israel itself, but also protecting our neighbors and world peace," he stressed. It took Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri more than eight months to form a new government of 30 ministers. Two of the thirty are women. Eleven ministerial portfolios went to the Strong Lebanon Bloc which supports the country’s President Michel Aoun. The government also includes representatives of the Al-Mustaqbal Sunni movement, the Lebanese Forces Christian party, the Hezbollah and Amal Shia movements, the Druze and Armenian communities. tass.com/world/1043047
Reminder of infiltration www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-02/british-intelligence-infiltrates-voice-europe-media-outlet-0 British Intelligence Infiltrates Voice of Europe Media Outlet by Tyler Durden Thu, 01/03/2019 - 14:40 In a startling revelation, an editor for major populist online publication Voice of Europe is accused of working for British police intelligence as part of a program targeting political organizations in the UK and broader Europe. The alleged breach comes several weeks after Disobedient Media highlighted the danger of the UK becoming involved with the Gilets Jaunes protests for geopolitical gain. Disappearance Leads To Scrutiny Of Voice Of Europe's Editor The operation was first exposed on January 1, 2019 by independent researcher Nicholas Monroe, who had grown concerned over the disappearance of Peter Imanuelson, a Norwegian-born UK national living in North Yorkshire and blogging under the alias Peter Sweden. Imanuelson, who was known for his affiliation with identitarian and populist movements in Europe such as Defend Europe, had caused alarm by ceasing his usually constant Twitter activity for the month of December 2018. Monroe's investigation revealed troubling indications that Imanuelson had become wrapped up in a British police intelligence operation that has been known to target right-wing and far-left political movements across Europe. Imanuelson had become engaged in November to an editor and "second in command" of the right-wing populist news website Voice of Europe. The editor, known by the moniker of "Laura Cat," claims to be a 25-year-old unmarried woman. However, "Laura Cat's" own social media posts established that she is in fact a married mother whose brother in law is an employee of the UK Metropolitan police. In 2009, the Guardian revealed that a British police officer had traveled to 22 different countries on a fake passport including Ireland, Iceland and Spain. Targeted movements included green, “anti-racist” and anarchist groups. Kennedy was a member of the National Public Order Intelligence Unit, a secretive organization run by a private limited company which allows it to remain exempt from freedom of information laws and other public accountability checks and balances. A database published by the Guardian on October 15th, 2018 revealed that British police had infiltrated 124 movements since the 1970’s and would even engage in sexual relationships with targets. According to a statement from Imanuelson, "Laura Cat" also works with an unnamed anti-trafficking charity that collaborates with MI5 and the US Department of Justice. Peter Imanuelson's father Emanuel revealed that since Peter had begun speaking to "Laura Cat," their family had been systematically targeted by hacking and phone tapping attempts. When Imanuelson confronted the woman about his concerns that she was a part of a government program to target his son, he was blocked on social media both by her personal account as well as by the Voice of Europe. Operation May Affect Britain's UKIP, Targeting Populist Leadership In Europe, US Further statements from Emanuel Imanuelson indicate that "Laura Cat" was allegedly part of a program targeting political organizations and figures in both the US and Europe. According to Imanuelson's father, targets include Wikileaks, the Voice of Europe's owners, Polish politician Dominik Tarczyński, unnamed Republican politicians, a "person close to Donald Trump," Tommy Robinson and UKIP politician Janice Atkinson. "Laura Cat" had also purportedly hoped to use her connections with Voice of Europe to develop ties to high profile figures such as Geert Wilders, Marie Le Pen, Matteo Salvini and Viktor Orban. The Voice of Europe editor has also done design work for independent journalists such as Laura Loomer. If the testimony of Imanuelson's family and research by Nick Monroe is confirmed, it will represent a major breach of security for anti-establishment movements in the US and Europe. In November 2018, a report from Mintpress News revealed that American white supremacists had received training from the Ukrainian Neo Nazi group the Azov Battalion, who are assisted by the Ukrainian, US and Israeli governments. Far-right groups in Ukraine such as Right Sector are also working with Islamic militants who have received training from ISIS in Syria. Infiltration of extremist groups on the left and right is a known tactic of security forces, but the UK's program appears to be seeking to broadly target more mainstream populist movements and public figures. It raises serious questions about the possibility that similar operations may exist in the US and Canada as well. Much like CIA infiltration of left wing protest groups during the Cold War, the British approach allows them to use their assets to control narratives fed to supporters, hamper the effectiveness of populist movements and direct policy in a way that will benefit them politically.
Fire in Iranian space center kills 3 scientists apnews.com/086b8e0c3864411d8180d5aaf756cf88 amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/3/iran-space-research-center-fire-kills-3-scientists/ Iran Space Research Center fire kills three scientists By - Associated Press - Sunday, February 3, 2019 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a fire in the country’s space research center has killed three scientists. The Sunday report quotes Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi as saying that three researchers have died “because of a fire in one of the buildings of the Space Research Center.” Jahromi did not elaborate in the report. Iran plans to launch a satellite into orbit despite U.S. criticism that such launches benefit its ballistic missile program. In January, the country launched a satellite, but authorities said it failed to reach the “necessary speed” in the third stage of its launch. Iran’s young space program has sent several short-lived satellites into orbit over the past decade, and in 2013 launched a monkey into space. Cruel discrepancy Thank you Merkel, you murderer of the German people www.journalistenwatch.com/2019/02/02/grausame-diskrepanz/ via @jouwatch While nothing is too expensive for asylum seekers, their well-equipped flats are being pounded out in record time, and a whole host of helpers are always circling around them, homeless people are dying lonely in the cold
Government to Facebook Pipeline Reveals a Corrupt Mix of Social Media and the State As the Free Thought Project has previously reported, the phrase “Facebook is a private company” is not accurate as they have formed a partnership with an insidious neoconservative “think tank” known as the Atlantic Council which is directly funded and made up of groups tied to the pharmaceutical industry, the military industrial complex, and even government itself. The Atlantic Council dictates to Facebook who is allowed on the platform and who is purged. Because the Atlantic Council is funded in part by the United States government—and they are making decisions for Facebook—this negates the claim that the company is private. Since our six million followers and years of hard work were wiped off the platform during the October purge, TFTP has consistently reported on the Atlantic Council and their ties to the social media giant. This week, however, we’ve discovered something just as ominous—the government to Facebook pipeline and revolving door. It is a telltale sign of a corrupt industry or company when they create a revolving door between themselves and the state. Just like Monsanto has former employees on the Supreme Court and Pharmaceutical industry insiders move back and forth from the FDA to their companies, we found that Facebook is doing the same thing. Below are just a few of corrupt connections we’ve discovered while digging through the list of current and former employees within Facebook. www.activistpost.com/2019/02/government-to-facebook-pipeline-reveals-a-corrupt-mix-of-social-media-and-the-state.html
Shutdown or national emergency? Trump plays coy in pre-Super Bowl interview President Donald Trump used his pre-Super Bowl interview to send mixed signals about his next move in his border wall standoff with Democratic leaders and to blast Speaker Nancy Pelosi as “very bad for our country.” In an interview set to air Sunday morning ahead of the NFL championship game as part of CBS’s pregame coverage, the president floated a second partial government shutdown and declaring a national emergency that would allow him to access Pentagon funds for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border structure — and inevitable court challenges from Democrats and pro-immigration groups. “I don't take anything off the table. I don't like to take things off the table,” he said when asked by “Face The Nation” host Margaret Brennan if he will trigger another partial shutdown of the federal government come Feb. 15, when funding for nine Cabinet agencies and smaller offices again will expire as a House-Senate conference committee tries to strike a deal Trump would support. The president also said he is not taking off the table declaring an emergency, which is opposed by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. “It's that alternative: It’s national emergency,” Trump said. “It’s other things and you know there have been plenty national emergencies called.” The latter comment shows anew how the president, have a few weeks ago backing away from the emergency option over fears of a legal challenge, appears to be trying to sell the idea to his conservative base and GOP members. “Well, I think that she was very rigid — which I would expect — but I think she is very bad for our country,” the president said. “She knows that you need a barrier. She knows that we need border security. For her part, Pelosi has called a border wall “immoral.” That label is part of a broader Democratic effort to link Trump's wall to his sharp rhetoric about undocumented migrants. Many Democrats have called these comments racist. Last week, Pelosi signaled she is prepared to engage Trump in a debate about his claim that “walls work.” On Friday, Drew Hammill, responded directly to Trump’s comments to CBS, which were taped at the White House before he left for his first weekend at his South Florida resort since Thanksgiving weekend. “President Trump’s recklessness didn’t make us safer, it undermined our security with 35 days of border patrol agents, DEA agents, FBI agents and Homeland Security personnel missing paychecks,” Hammill said. “Democrats have put forward strong, smart and effective border security solutions in the bipartisan conference committee, while the President still refuses to take a second shutdown off the table. Misepresentations? “The president’s wild and predictable misrepresentations about Democrats’ commitment to border security do nothing to make our country safer,” he added. Meantime, Trump also suggested more changes to his Cabinet are coming and said he wants to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to keep an eye on neighboring Iran. “We spent a fortune on building this incredible base. We might as well keep it,” he said, appearing to refer to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, where he visited troops in late December. “And one of the reasons I want to keep it is because I want to be looking a little bit at Iran because Iran is a real problem.” When Brennan asked if he was saying he intends to launch a military strike on Iran, which he says is developing a nuclear arsenal despite his intelligence chiefs telling a Senate panel the opposite last week, Trump shot back: “No, because I want to be able to watch Iran.” “All I want to do is be able to watch. We have an unbelievable and expensive military base built in Iraq. It's perfectly situated for looking at all over different parts of the troubled Middle East rather than pulling up,” the commander in chief said. “And this is what a lot of people don't understand. We're going to keep watching and we're going to keep seeing and if there's trouble, if somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things, we're going to know it before they do.” Trump also indicated he would remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan if a peace pact can be finalized with the Taliban. But he also said that could be reversed quickly if groups like al-Qaeda or the Islamic State set up shop there. “We'll come back if we have to,” he said. “We have very fast airplanes, we have very good cargo planes.” www.rollcall.com/news/whitehouse/shutdown-national-emergency-trump-pre-super-bowl
Donald Trump: ‘We’ve Got to Get Out of These Endless Wars’ President Donald Trump detailed his position Sunday on withdrawing troops United States from Afghanistan and Syria. “We’ve been there for 19 years, almost, we are fighting very well. We’re fighting harder than ever before. I think they’re tired and, I think everybody’s tired,” Trump said. “We got to get out of these endless wars and bring our folks back home.” The president discussed the issue with CBS anchor Margeret Brennan in an interview on Sunday. www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/03/donald-trump-weve-got-to-get-out-of-these-endless-wars/
Maroon 5 frontman hints Superbowl show will be hip-hop kneeling fest. Fox News offers alternative for halftime. Proud, flag-loving patriots who hate seeing the American flag be disrespected may have no other option but to tune out of the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show. The show has been mired in controversy because of a concerted effort by radical far-left activists to stop any artist from performing at the event. To them, any performance would be a slap in the face to unemployed former NFL quarterback and continued race-baiting agitator Colin Kaepernick. Thankfully, some artists resisted the pressure and signed up for the gig anyway, including the pop rock band Maroon 5 and rappers Big Boi and Travis Scott, among others. But judging by the rhetoric of Maroon 5’s lead singer, Adam Levine, trouble may still be expected. How so? During an interview this week with Entertainment Tonight, Levine said that the band plans to honor those who believe in the concept of so-called “social justice.” “They will be [heard] — that’s all I want to say because I don’t want to spoil anything,” he said, referring to those who’ve been complaining about the band’s participation in the show. “And once again, I like to think that people know where I stand as a human being after two decades doing this. I’m not a speaker. I’m not a public speaker. I do speak, but it’s through the music. My life’s work and what I put out into the universe has been positive and hopefully inspiring.” The singer also admitted that the decision to participate in the show hadn’t been made with ease “No one thought about it more than I did,” he said. “No one put more thought and love into this than I did. … I spoke to many people. Most importantly though, I silenced all the noise and listened to myself, and made my decision about how I felt.” It’s unclear why deciding to perform at one of the most-viewed events of the year caused him such consternation. While it’s true far-left activists have been complaining, who cares? Who are a bunch of radical nut jobs to decide who gets to perform at the Super Bowl!? And regarding the rap musicians Maroon 5 is slated to perform with, Levine enthusiastically said, “We love having there be a presence that this is the the show that’s gonna have the biggest hip hop presence that there has ever been on the show.” Given his soft stance toward the left-wing mob, chances are he and his band mates may kneel during their halftime performance. In fact, that’s exactly what Roger Waters, the co-founder of the rock band Pink Floyd, has asked all of the event’s performers to do. “My colleagues Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi are performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl this coming Sunday,” he said in a statement published to Facebook Wednesday. “I call upon them to ‘take a knee’ on stage in full sight. I call upon them to do it in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, to do it for every child shot to death on these mean streets, to do it for every bereaved mother and father and brother and sister.” The majority of suspects killed by the police are done so justifiably, but never mind the facts … What if there were another option, though? The good news is there is indeed a better option. According to insider sources, the top-rated news purveyor will be hosting a one-hour special during the halftime show Feb. 3 about Fox Nation, the network’s new streaming service. Hosted by Fox Nation’s newest host, “Abby Hornacek,” the special will “take viewers behind the scenes of FOX Nation, spotlighting the platform’s most popular shows, offering a sneak peek of upcoming new series and previewing exclusive content set to launch in the coming month.” It’ll also feature guest appearances by FNC host Brian Kilmeade, FNC reporter Eric Shawn, Fox News Radio host Tom Shillue and conservative commentators Katie Pavlich and Diamond & Silk. www.bizpacreview.com/2019/02/02/maroon-5-frontman-hints-superbowl-show-will-be-hip-hop-kneeling-fest-fox-news-offers-alternative-for-halftime-720139
Superbowl Sunday dig: Jerry Sandusky and his Deep State ties
Did you know? The Clintons have a history of close ties with Penn State's football program…& Hillary's brother played for Jerry Sandusky. President George H. W. Bush praised the group as a "shining example" of charity work in a 1990 letter, one of that president's much-promoted "Thousand points of light" encouragements to volunteer community organizations. https ://twitter.com/correctthemedia/status/831485741012307970 www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5u00s3did_you_know_the_clintons_have_a_history_of_close/
The Second Mile Main article: The Second Mile After retirement, Sandusky hosted many summer football camps and was active in The Second Mile, a children's charity he founded in State College, Pennsylvania, in 1977. President George H. W. Bush praised the group as a "shining example" of charity work in a 1990 letter, one of that president's much-promoted "Thousand points of light" encouragements to volunteer community organizations. Citing Sandusky's work with The Second Mile charity to provide care for foster children, then U.S. Senator Rick Santorum honored Sandusky with an Angels in Adoption award in 2002. On November 15, 2011, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, a non-profit adoption awareness organization, rescinded its 2002 Angels in Adoption award to Jerry and Dorothy Sandusky. Santorum, then running for the Republican nomination for President, said he was "devastated" by the scandal. Former Eagles head coaches Dick Vermeil and Andy Reid, former Phillies owner Ruly Carpenter, Matt Millen from ESPN, actor Mark Wahlberg, Arnold Palmer, and football player Franco Harris, among others, served on the Honorary Board of Second Mile. During the time period that Sandusky was being investigated by the Office of the Attorney General, investigators served subpoenas on the Second Mile to get records of boys who had been through the program as well as Sandusky's travel and expense records. As it turned out, the records from 2000 to 2003 were missing. Record keepers later found files for one year, but the records for the other three years were never found.[42 President Bush Praised Sandusky ? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Sandusky
Jerry Sandusky child sex traffickingMost Americans think that when former Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky, received a 30 to 60 prison term after being found guilty on 45 counts of the sexual exploitation of minors, that the case was closed. And that is what the global elite controlled sex trafficking industry with their allies in the corporate controlled media would have the public believe. In actuality, the Sandusky case was quickly concluded in order to prevent any investigation from going forth which would reveal the extent to which pedophilia, for fun and profit, have ensnared the rich and famous powerful elite, both in this country and abroad. Jerry Sandusky was first accused of sexual abuse of a minor in 1999. The case was investigated by local police, referred to Centre County’s District Attorney, Ray Gricar, who refused to press charges despite the fact that the mother of the alleged victim had voicemail tapes and tape recordings of Sandusky and her son and their sexually explicit conversations. However, at a later time, the formerly rejected case, as well as other Sandusky victims resurfaced in 2005 and Gricar reopened his investigation. Shortly thereafter, on his day off, Gricar went missing and has body has never been found. His laptop was found in a nearby creek, but none of the data could be retrieved according to the FBI investigative report. Missing DA Ray GricarMissing DA Ray Gricar FBI lost data again? on sandusky ? stateofthenation2012.com/?p=55941
What Does Jerry Sandusky Have to Do With Hillary Clinton, David Brock, @funder Dworkin and Trump-Stormy? May 2018 A lot more than people might think. Astroturfing isn’t a valid “communications” or “marketing” tactic. It’s a sign crimes have occurred. We’ve seen it with the Clinton campaign against Bernie Sanders and later, Trump, and the post-election dystopian hellscape of mainstream media and social media. So, here’s the deal. The disgraced convicted pedophile and former Penn State assistant coach is serving a long sentence for decades of sexual predation on vulnerable young boys, primarily foster children. Most people don’t know that fallout continues after five years. Penn State still faces lawsuits from victims and has paid out $109 million to settle 34 claims. Three living administrators who heard many valid claims of Sandusky’s sexual abuse on the campus under cover of the football progr medium.com/@asterling/what-does-jerry-sandusky-have-to-do-with-hillary-clinton-david-brock-funder-dworkin-and-431bad51d613
Boy Scouts Join Fallen Role Models Jerry Sandusky, Lance Armstrong, Marion Barry, Bill Clinton WASHINGTON, October 18, 2012 – The news of the extent of the monsters that lurked inside of the Boy Scouts of America is so gut-wrenching that all most of us can do is cry. Today, the Oregon Supreme Court authorized the release of previously held “confidential” lists, called by the Scout’s the “perversion files.” These lists were kept by the Scouts and were made up of leaders and volunteers who had been banned by the Scouts after being accused of sexual or inappropriate conduct with boys. Now we see that the lists, which have been kept since the Scouts were created in 1910, provide information on the incidence of molestation of young males entrusted to the Scouts. They also show that the “cover up” of these events is bigger and more widespread than could ever have been imagined. It literally boggles the mind. Police Chiefs, prosecutors, pastors, scoutmasters, and others are or have been involved, and protected, from geographically across the entire country, and to military bases overseas. thousand points of light pres bush inspired by sandusky who HRC brother played for www.samakowlaw.com/pauls-published-articles/boy-scouts-join-fallen-role-models-jerry-sandusky-lance-armstrong-marion-barry-bill-clinton/
Jerry Sandusky’s Son Charged With Sexually Assaulting Children A son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach convicted of sexually assaulting young boys, was arrested on Monday on child sexual abuse charges. The son, Jeffrey S. Sandusky, 41, faces 14 criminal counts in Centre County, Pa., including solicitation, sexual abuse, child pornography and corruption of minors for alleged crimes in 2013 and 2016, court records show. Prosecutors said that at least one of his victims — reportedly two teenage girls — was under 16 at the time of the abuse. https ://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/sports/ncaafootball/jerry-sandusky-son-jeffrey-sexual-offenses-children.html?_r=0
Why would they do that?? One of the most fantastical parts of this story involving the Stratfor and Syrian hacks, Wikileaks, the FBI, and Sabu is that it was the FBI, under the administration of Obama and while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, who not only allowed but supervised email leaks to WikiLeaks. Extraordinary. jimmysllama.com/2018/03/07/11005/
Millions in Japan affected as flu outbreak grips country Feb. 1 (UPI) – The worst flu outbreak on record in Japan has affected millions of people, with many patients hospitalized or in critical condition, according to reports. The total number of flu patients has surpassed 2.2 million across the country, and the infections have shown no signs of stopping, NHK reported Friday. According to Japan's ministry of health labor and welfare, more than 5,000 hospitals and clinics were on average reporting 57 flu patients per institution. The number is an increase from the previous winter, when hospitals were reporting an average of 54 patients per institution. www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/02/01/Millions-in-Japan-affected-as-flu-outbreak-grips-country/9191549043797/
On Invention and Intellectual Property www.history.com/topics/inventions/thomas-edison www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/05/18/nikola-tesla-wasnt-god-and-thomas-edison-wasnt-the-devil/#344644871a21 This anon is related to Edison, and also became a researcher and have worked with Intellectual Property re: scientific "invention." Lotta Edison-hate I've seen on here and on half, claiming he was a fraud who "stole" the inventions of others, so I thought I'd share the above links. I'll talk some about IP too, since it will become increasingly relevant as China's theft of it comes more and more to the fore of our work here. Didn't know Edison personally, obvs, and heard he was a bit of a tyrant as a boss, but it's unlikely he contributed nothing to the success of his company, it appears he was an actual inventor. Yes, he took investments from cabal bankers, but he appears to have bought the patents to initial inventions he didn't himself create, not to have stolen them. And if you want to do business in the area of R&D, you need loans from banks because it will be awhile before you have a product to fund your overhead; taking loans/investments from the cabal doesn't mean you're in the cabal. Two types of inventors, generally: the abstract kind than envisions entirely new ways natural laws can be understood or made to function, and the practical type that devises useful applications for our existing understanding of natural laws. Edison seems to have been more a practical inventor type than the abstract type like Tesla. Which is why Edison also became successful in business. POTUS's uncle was a chemist, and POTUS clearly has a practically innovative mind, which is why he, too, has been so successful in business. Invention also isn't typically a one-off type deal, but happens at many levels involving many contributors. From spitballing to proof-of-concept to production. Another reason POTUS is successful is understanding how to manage big-picture projects, which team-member is best for which job, how to get them to work together on an overarching, long-term goal. That kind of executive oversight in Q team's work with us is apparent to me also. For a given product, there will typically be a large portfolio of patents. Patents for proof-of-concept, and for specific applications, and for this or that tweak/adaptation, and for this or that production method, etc etc etc. My speculation is (based on the evidence we have) that the type of tech knowledge China steals from us is typically late-stage practical stuff, i.e. copying whatever final product we got into production phase. This short-sightedness will work to our advantage, bc they won't have banked the foundational knowledge to reinvent new stuff. Much easier to prove someone stole your ideas when it's literally the same product down to the detail. A little harder if they can claim, "hey, that foundational science you got there, that's just an idea anyone could come up with. We did too! But these new products we developed are totally our own, promise!"
Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money. A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president. More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations. At least two GOP lawmakers had placed holds on the Palestinian funds. Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding. The official and the aides weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity. www.businessinsider.de/report-obama-quietly-sent-221-million-to-the-palestinian-authority-hours-before-leaving-office-2017-1
Leaked Audio Reveals Italian PM Telling Merkel ‘Salvini is Against Everyone’ A leaked audio recording from the recent World Economic Forum conference in Davos between Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has revealed the Italian PM’s determination to take in migrants. The conversation between the two leaders took place on the sidelines of the conference and the leaked audio centres around the migrant policy of populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini Il Giornale reports. In the clip, Chancellor Merkel asked, “So Salvini is against France and Germany and Di Maio is against France?” to which Conte responded, “Salvini is against everyone.” Conte also mentioned his frustration with Salvini’s policy of not allowing migrant rescue vessels to dock in Italian ports, a move that has reduced new arrivals in January by 95 percent compared to January 2018. “He closes everything, there’s no space, it’s different for me,” Conte said, and added, “do you remember Malta, when I said, ‘Women and children, I’ll take them by plane.’ Because Juncker told me: ‘Salvini says all ports are closed.’ I said, ‘OK, it means I’ll catch them on the plane!’ We’ll take them, of course, of course, but Angela, do not worry, I’m very determined.” Conte also mentioned the recent downturn in the polls for the Five Star Movement, of which he is a member, telling Chancellor Merkel, “The Five Star Movement is suffering. They are very worried … they go down to 27-26 percent, so they ask themselves what are the themes that can help us in the electoral campaign.” Conte went on to add that many in his party see France as an opponent but Germany as an ally, to which Merkel said, “It’s a very simplistic approach.” The comments from Conte are just the latest crack in the Italian populist coalition after several Five Star senators outright opposed the migration and security decree drafted by Salvini. www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/02/03/leaked-audio-reveals-italian-pm-telling-merkel-salvini-is-against-everyone/ Remarks delivered at the World Economic Forum by George Soros Tonight I want to call attention to the mortal danger facing open societies from the instruments of control that machine learning and artificial intelligence can put in the hands of repressive regimes. I’ll focus on China, where Xi Jinping wants a one-party state to reign supreme. A lot of things have happened since last year and I’ve learned a lot about the shape that totalitarian control is going to take in China. All the rapidly expanding information available about a person is going to be consolidated in a centralized database to create a “social credit system.” Based on that data, people will be evaluated by algorithms that will determine whether they pose a threat to the one-party state. People will then be treated accordingly. The social credit system is not yet fully operational, but it’s clear where it’s heading. It will subordinate the fate of the individual to the interests of the one-party state in ways unprecedented in history. I find the social credit system frightening and abhorrent. Unfortunately, some Chinese find it rather attractive because it provides information and services that aren’t currently available and can also protect law-abiding citizens against enemies of the state. China isn’t the only authoritarian regime in the world, but it’s undoubtedly the wealthiest, strongest and most developed in machine learning and artificial intelligence. This makes Xi Jinping the most dangerous opponent of those who believe in the concept of open society. But Xi isn’t alone. Authoritarian regimes are proliferating all over the world and if they succeed, they will become totalitarian. So, I wasn’t surprised when Xi Jinping ran into serious opposition at home; but I was surprised by the form it took. At last summer’s leadership convocation at the seaside resort of Beidaihe, Xi Jinping was apparently taken down a peg or two. Although there was no official communique, rumor had it that the convocation disapproved of the abolition of term limits and the cult of personality that Xi had built around himself. It’s important to realize that such criticisms were only a warning to Xi about his excesses, but did not reverse the lifting of the two-term limit. Moreover, “The Thought of Xi Jinping,” which he promoted as his distillation of Communist theory was elevated to the same level as the “Thought of Chairman Mao.” So Xi remains the supreme leader, possibly for lifetime. The ultimate outcome of the current political infighting remains unresolved. The question poses itself, what can we do to stop them? The first step is to recognize the danger. That’s why I’m speaking out tonight. But now comes the difficult part. Those of us who want to preserve the open society must work together and form an effective alliance. We have a task that can’t be left to governments. History has shown that even governments that want to protect individual freedom have many other interests and they also give precedence to the freedom of their own citizens over the freedom of the individual as a general principle. My Open Society Foundations are dedicated to protecting human rights, especially for those who don’t have a government defending them. When we started four decades ago there were many governments which supported our efforts but their ranks have thinned out. The US and Europe were our strongest allies, but now they’re preoccupied with their own problems. Therefore, I want to focus on what I consider the most important question for open societies: what will happen in China? China is not the only authoritarian regime in the world but it is the wealthiest, strongest and technologically most advance. This makes Xi Jinping the most dangerous opponent of open societies. That’s why it’s so important to distinguish Xi Jinping’s policies from the aspirations of the Chinese people. The social credit system, if it became operational, would give Xi total control over the people. Since Xi is the most dangerous enemy of the open society, we must pin our hopes on the Chinese people, and especially on the business community and a political elite willing to uphold the Confucian tradition. www.georgesoros.com/2019/01/24/remarks-delivered-at-the-world-economic-forum-2/
Justin Trudeau’s 2015 Majority Government Win Looks Increasingly Illegitimate Due To Role Of Foreign Interference Considering how narrow the margin of victory was in many seats, and considering how groups funded by U.S. billionaires sought to interfere in the election and destroy Canada’s energy industry, there are growing doubts about whether Trudeau actually won in a legitimate way. For over 2 years, the United States has been gripped by the ‘collusion’ issue. The question of whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia has been obsessively covered by the establishment media – even here in Canada. The issue is still ongoing, though no clear evidence of collusion has yet been found. Yet, here at home, there is widespread evidence of interference in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election, from groups linked to U.S. billionaires. In fact, those groups have explicitly said that their goal was to defeat the Conservatives and get a government in place that would do what the U.S. billionaires want – cripple and ultimately destroy Canada’s energy industry. Groups like CorpEthics and Tides were actively involved in the campaign, with Tides in Canada campaigning explicitly for the defeat of the Conservatives. That is textbook, undeniable foreign interference in our election, a clear violation of our sovereignty and our democracy. Yet, it’s received almost no coverage, as I pointed out on Twitter: “It’s absurd that – while the U.S. has been consumed with ‘collusion’ for 2 years – here in Canada there’s clear evidence of foreign interference in our elections & against Canada’s oil industry, & the establishment media barely covers it. It’s the biggest scandal of the decade.” The potential implications of this foreign interference is immense and disturbing. For example, the difference between a majority government and a minority government is massive in the Canadian system. It is literally the difference between an elected dictatorship, and parties being forced to compromise and listen to others. In a majority government, the Opposition is almost entirely powerless. In a minority government, the opposition gets much of what they want put into legislation. Consider these facts: 170 seats are needed for a majority government. The Liberals won 184 seats. Out of those 184 seats won by the Liberals, the Conservatives finished second in 111 of them. In the country, 70 ridings were won by a margin of 5 percentage points or less. The Liberals won 34 of those. If 15 had gone a different way, the Liberals would have had a minority government, instead of a majority. With a margin of 5% or less, then a swing of 2.5% from the Liberals to the second place party (the Conservatives in most cases), would be all that is necessary for a different winner. Tides gave $1.5 MILLION USD to groups in Canada trying to defeat the Conservatives. In 2015, following the election, Leadnow (part of the same anti-Conservative effort as Tides), said this: “The Conservatives were defeated in 25 out of 29 ridings, and . . . in the seats the Conservatives lost, our recommended candidate was the winner 96 per cent of the time.”” And consider this: “NDP candidates and even CUPE complained about Leadnow’s activities being anti-democratic.” As I reported earlier, Researcher Vivian Krause uncovered that the U.S. based CorpEthics – which has Tides among their clients – openly admitted to participating in defeating the Conservatives: So, what we now have before us is clear, undeniable evidence that 1) foreign money interfered in our election, 2) that interference was directed towards defeating the Conservatives, and 3) considering that both the NDP and Conservatives were worried about it while the Liberals weren’t, the Liberals – who barely won a majority – were the main beneficiaries. This raises the serious question, not only of the legitimacy of the election results, but of every piece of legislation passed by the Liberals. After all, if a government was elected under fraudulent means, doesn’t that also mean that everything they do as a government is fraudulent and illegitimate? Perhaps that’s why the Liberals so-called election ‘safeguard,’ is focused on cracking down on free speech online, while leaving the same loopholes wide-open for foreign money to enter Canada and sway our upcoming election. This is a perilous moment for Canadian democracy, and we need to do everything we can to make all Canadians aware of it. www.spencerfernando.com/2019/01/31/justin-trudeaus-2015-majority-government-win-looks-increasingly-illegitimate-due-to-role-of-foreign-interference/?fbclid=IwAR3JubMYKIJrTHiolb_G5u-u2WPvTbRauGd_QMcSVmOelFx_wuCzC5nwyy4
South Dakota Passes Constitutional Carry, New Governor Noem Signs Bill On January 31, 2019, Governor Kristi Noem signed her first bill into law. The bill was SB47, South Dakota Constitutional Carry. From sd.gov: Governor Kristi Noem today signed her first bill into law. SB47, which Noem signed today, will further protect the Second Amendment rights of South Dakotans by allowing constitutional carry. The bill will go into effect July 1, 2019. “More than 230 years ago, the Founding Fathers of our country penned the Constitution that has since laid the framework for centuries of policies. They so firmly believed in the importance of the freedom to bear arms that they enshrined it into the Constitution’s Second Amendment,” said Noem. “This constitutional carry legislation will further protect the Second Amendment rights of South Dakotans.” The bill passed extremely rapidly. I was impressed. The South Dakota legislature kept their word. Governor Noem kept her word. Bill SB 47 passed on 22 January, 2019, in the Senate. From argusleader.com: PIERRE — A bill allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit has passed the South Dakota Senate. Senate Bill 47 will now go to the South Dakota House for consideration after the Senate passed the measure, sometimes called “constitutional carry,” in a 23-11 vote after an hour of debate on Tuesday afternoon. patriotrising.com/south-dakota-passes-constitutional-carry-new-governor-noem-signs-bill/ www.ammoland.com/2019/02/south-dakota-passes-constitutional-carry-new-governor-noem-signs-bill/#ixzz5eV5WoW61
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