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    The Central Bank System = The Deep State

    Economy | The Central Bank System is The Deep State
    The Establishment Defends The Federal Reserver
    As An "Institution Of Government" - Episode 1707a

    (Nov 4, 2018)

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mxvuMmnO9M

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    • Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen repeats what the Fed has said about Bitcoin, it’s useless and will not be around for long, which means that are afraid of it and if people start to use it their system is done.
    • Obama tries to convince the American people that he is responsible for the economy not Trump.
    • Bolton pushes the narrative that the debt is national threat.
    • The establishment pushes back and says the Fed is important it is an institution of government.

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    Bitcoin Is ‘Anything but Useful’ Says Ex-Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen



    • Bitcoin is “anything but” a useful store of value, former U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen stated in a speech
      she went on to say:

      “It has long been thought that for something to be a useful currency, it needs to be a stable source of value, and bitcoin is anything but,” she claimed, continuing...

      “It’s not used for a lot of transactions, it’s not a stable source of value, and it’s not an efficient means of processing payments. It’s very slow in handling payments. It has difficulty because of its very decentralized nature.”

    • Yellen’s speech Monday echos not only her own previous comments on crypto, but also those made earlier this month by economist Nouriel Roubini, an outspoken cryptocurrency naysayer who foresees the entire ecosystem failing.

    • Commentators have taken Roubini to task over his comments, arguing his lack of understanding of decentralized cryptocurrency has led him, like Yellen, to draw false conclusions about its resilience.

    • “I can see a bubble when there is one – and to me, this entire space has been the mother and the father of all financial bubbles and now it’s [going to] burst,” he told.


    Source: cointelegraph.com

    Obama: When you hear economy is improving, ‘remember who started it

    • Former President Obama on Monday urged a crowd in Las Vegas to “remember who started” the current economic boom, reminding them that the country recovered from the Great Recession during his presidency.

    • “By the time I left office, wages were rising, uninsurance rate was falling, poverty was falling, and that’s what I handed off to the next guy,” he said.




    Source: thehill.com

    John Bolton: National Debt Is An ‘Economic Threat’ To The US

    • In an incredibly obvious statement, National Security Advisor John Bolton has declared the high level of national debt an “economic threat” to the United States.

    • “In the near term, the budget deficit problem is in the discretionary spending,” Bolton said. “The entitlements come in a few years and that problem’s going to have to be addressed.

    Source: shtfplan.com

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    Quote Originally posted by turiya View Post
    Yes, and now we're getting to the core of things, which is that the financial-economical system as a whole is a global control system based upon an artificially induced and legally enforced scarcity. And it all started with the invention of fiat money.

    Ironically, when Benjamin Fulford — and I'm not exactly a fan of his — confronted David Rockefeller with his own above-quoted words, Rockefeller denied ever having spoken them. And yet, if I'm not mistaken, they are in his very own autobiography. Maybe he was going senile in his old age.

    Anyway, there isn't all that much difference between the activities of the major crime syndicates and the schemes of the banks. The only real difference is that the latter have been incorporated into the law in all countries. It's a bit like the difference between what the law considers murder and what it considers extrajudicial killing.


    "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."

    (George Orwell, "Animal Farm")
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Yes, and now we're getting to the core of things, which is that the financial-economical system as a whole is a global control system based upon an artificially induced and legally enforced scarcity. And it all started with the invention of fiat money.

    Ironically, when Benjamin Fulford — and I'm not exactly a fan of his — confronted David Rockefeller with his own above-quoted words, Rockefeller denied ever having spoken them. And yet, if I'm not mistaken, they are in his very own autobiography. Maybe he was going senile in his old age.

    Anyway, there isn't all that much difference between the activities of the major crime syndicates and the schemes of the banks. The only real difference is that the latter have been incorporated into the law in all countries. It's a bit like the difference between what the law considers murder and what it considers extrajudicial killing.


    "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."

    (George Orwell, "Animal Farm")
    As much as I enjoy making fun of bankers and their warped thinking, modern industrial economies would be impossible without some sort of banking system. Even agriculture is reliant on credit and international trade would be impossible without the letters of credit that banks provide for each shipment. The current monetary system creates a lot of wealth, the problem is its uneven distribution globally. However, it must be said that the average Westerner lives a better life than even kings and princes did only a few centuries ago. Even in countries like China, hundreds of millions are being lifted out of abject poverty and that's nothing to be scoffed at.

    Also, if we are to become a Type 1 planetary civilisation, some sort of global governance is inevitable, though on balance I'd prefer that the Rockefellers and Rotschilds of this world didn't run it.

    You could make an argument of course that even governments are basically just organised crime syndicates and in general that is probably true, though not perhaps in European-style social democracies which are a lot more egalitarian and use a minimum amount of violence to keep the social order. A lot of authoritarian states are essentially crime syndicates in the true sense of the word and they might even be in the majority, globally.


    When it comes to the truly sinister banking syndicates that genuinely fund organised crime, terrorism, war, etc..., British banks seem to be taking the lead, with Barclays and HSBC top dogs in this sense, though American and Swiss banks aren't far behind.

    Also, the real scandal in banking is offshore finance. Trillions are hidden away in Crown dependencies, such as the Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, etc... without any oversight and enabling the richest people on the planet (George Soros and his Quantum Fund being a particular fan), enabling them to evade taxes. That nobody takes Queen Lizzy to account on this is astonishing in itself, not to mention the fact that the Westminster Government has essentially no authority on these feudal statelets still personally owned and controlled by the Queen.

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    Enjoying the Economic Show...
    Report begins @ 1:30....

    Enjoying The Economic Show, We Are About
    To Enter The Finale - Episode 1711a
    (Nov 8, 2018)

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhZn8-T4k6c

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    • The debt level for American’s is completely unsustainable. Most of the people need to use credit or they wouldn’t be able to survive. The amount of personal debt has increased dramatically. American’s have been resorting to payday loans to make ends meet. DR Horton reports that housing sales are declining because of the rising rates and skyrocketing housing prices. Peter Schiff says this economy has never recovered, the jobs numbers has been inflated by using debt and when everything falls apart it will be a disaster. The Fed is continuing its course, and will continue to raise rates, we are getting closer to the finale.

    Economy
    The State of the American Debt Slaves, Q3 2018
    • Consumers are being lackadaisical again with their plastic.

    • Consumer debt – or euphemistically, consumer “credit” – jumped 4.9% in the third quarter compared to the third quarter last year, or by $182 billion, to almost, $4 trillion

    • Consumer debt includes credit-card debt, auto loans, and student loans, but does not include mortgage-related debt:



    • The nearly $4 trillion in consumer debt is up 49% from the prior peak at the cusp of the Financial Crisis in Q2 2008

    • Auto loans and leases for new and used vehicles in Q3 jumped by $41 billion from a year ago, or by 3.7%, to a record of $1.11 trillion. These loan balances are impacted mainly by these factors: prices of vehicles, mix of new and used, number of vehicles financed, the average loan-to-value ratio, and duration of loans originated in prior years.



    • The student-loan GDP scam

    • Student loans in Q3 jumped by 5.6% year-over-year, or by $83 billion, to $1.56 trillion (not seasonally adjusted), another sad record:


    Source: wolfstreet.com

    BROKE: Americans take out $50 billion in payday loans a year…

    • Americans take out roughly $50 billion in payday loans a year, each racking up hundreds of dollars in fees and interest.

    • The entire industry of financial institutions are taking advantage of Americans struggling to live paycheck to paycheck, and payday lenders are really the most predatory and they are cashing in on this

    • Payday lenders say they provide a necessary service, with many Americans unable to come up with cash to cover an unexpected financial emergency. They also say they lend to the country’s most desperate, who are often the highest risk for not paying back the loan.

    Source: gotslaves.info

    D.R. Horton says rising prices weighing on housing demand

    • D.R. Horton Inc (DHI.N), the largest U.S. homebuilder, said on Thursday rising home prices and higher mortgage rates were weighing on demand, particularly for expensive homes.

    • Mortgage rates are hovering over 5 percent for the first time in several years, raising concerns about a slowdown in the housing industry, even as the broader U.S. economy expands at a robust pace.

    Source: reuters.com

    Peter Schiff: “The Truth Is We Don’t Have A Booming Economy”


    • Schiff says “the truth is we don’t have a booming economy,” and he’s not the only one who has noticed.


    • Schiff says that jobs are just one more bubble that’s about to burst.

    Two hundred thousand jobs a month in an economy the size of ours, especially given how few people, or what a large percentage of the workforce is not working, we should be creating a lot more than 200,000 jobs per month. But we’re not.”

    Even though wages are rising for people that have jobs, the cost of living is rising faster. But the cost of servicing their debt is rising even faster than that.”


    • As far as the job growth goes, the mainstream keeps pointing to it as a sign of a booming economy. But as Peter pointed out, we’re borrowing a tremendous amount of money to get this jobs growth.

    Clearly, if we’re running record budget deficits, and record trade deficits, and everybody is levered up, you know, spending all of that borrowed money creates some jobs. But those jobs are not sustainable because the debt is not sustainable. The consumption based on debt is not sustainable.”

    Source: zerohedge.com

    Fed is set to keep rates on hold before a hike later in year


    • The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates once more this year but will likely hold off on any action when its latest policy meeting ends Thursday.

    • While Trump has called the Fed’s rate hikes his “biggest threat,” Powell, who was Trump’s hand-picked choice to lead the Fed, has avoided responding directly to the criticism.

    Source: beloitdailynews.com/

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    Assembling & Delivering a New Banking System
    Peter Navarro Warns Wall Street Globalists: “Stand Down” Or Else…
    Posted on November 10, 2018
    by sundance

    The words from Peter Navarro will come as no surprise to any CTH reader who is fully engaged and reviewing the multi-trillion stakes, within the Globalist (Wall St.) -vs- Nationalist (Main Street) confrontation.

    For several decades Wall Street, through lobbying arms such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Tom Donohue), has structurally opposed Main Street economic policy in order to inflate profits and hold power – “The Big Club”. This manipulative intent is really the epicenter of the corruption within the DC swamp.

    U.S. National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro discusses how Wall Street bankers and hedge-fund managers are attempting to influence U.S.-China trade talks. He speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7SkF6bbSkE

    Originally outlined a year ago. At the heart of the professional/political opposition the issue is money; there are trillions at stake.

    President Trump’s MAGAnomic trade and foreign policy agenda is jaw-dropping in scale, scope and consequence. There are multiple simultaneous aspects to each policy objective; however, many have been visible for a long time – some even before the election victory in November ’16.


    If we get too far in the weeds the larger picture is lost. CTH objective is to continue pointing focus toward the larger horizon, and then at specific inflection points to dive into the topic and explain how each moment is connected to the larger strategy.

    If you understand the basic elements behind the new dimension in American economics, you already understand how three decades of DC legislative and regulatory policy was structured to benefit Wall Street and not Main Street. The intentional shift in fiscal policy is what created the distance between two entirely divergent economic engines.


    REMEMBER […] there had to be a point where the value of the second economy (Wall Street) surpassed the value of the first economy (Main Street).

    Investments, and the bets therein, needed to expand outside of the USA. hence, globalist investing.

    However, a second more consequential aspect happened simultaneously. The politicians became more valuable to the Wall Street team than the Main Street team; and Wall Street had deeper pockets because their economy was now larger.

    As a consequence Wall Street started funding political candidates and asking for legislation that benefited their interests.

    When Main Street was purchasing the legislative influence the outcomes were -generally speaking- beneficial to Main Street, and by direct attachment those outcomes also benefited the average American inside the real economy.

    When Wall Street began purchasing the legislative influence, the outcomes therein became beneficial to Wall Street. Those benefits are detached from improving the livelihoods of main street Americans because the benefits are “global”. Global financial interests, multinational investment interests -and corporations therein- became the primary filter through which the DC legislative outcomes were considered.

    There is a natural disconnect. (more)

    As an outcome of national financial policy blending commercial banking with institutional investment banking something happened on Wall Street that few understand. If we take the time to understand what happened we can understand why the Stock Market grew and what risks exist today as the monetary policy is reversed to benefit Main Street.


    President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin have already begun assembling and delivering a new banking system (See below post).

    Instead of attempting to put Glass-Stegal regulations back into massive banking systems, the Trump administration is creating a parallel financial system of less-regulated small commercial banks, credit unions and traditional lenders who can operate to the benefit of Main Street without the burdensome regulation of the mega-banks and multinationals. This really is one of the more brilliant solutions to work around a uniquely American economic problem.

    ♦ When U.S. banks were allowed to merge their investment divisions with their commercial banking operations (the removal of Glass Stegal) something changed on Wall Street.

    Companies who are evaluated based on their financial results, profits and losses, remained in their traditional role as traded stocks on the U.S. Stock Market and were evaluated accordingly. However, over time investment instruments -which are secondary to actual company results- created a sub-set within Wall Street that detached from actual bottom line company results.

    The resulting secondary financial market system was essentially ‘investment markets’. Both ordinary company stocks and the investment market stocks operate on the same stock exchanges. But the underlying valuation is tied to entirely different metrics.

    Financial products were developed (as investment instruments) that are essentially wagers or bets on the outcomes of actual companies traded on Wall Street. Those bets/wagers form the hedge markets and are [essentially] people trading on expectations of performance. The “derivatives market” is the ‘betting system’.

    ♦Ford Motor Company (only chosen as a commonly known entity) has a stock valuation based on their actual company performance in the market of manufacturing and consumer purchasing of their product. However, there can be thousands of financial instruments wagering on the actual outcome of their performance.

    There are two initial bets on these outcomes that form the basis for Hedge-fund activity. Bet ‘A’ that Ford hits a profit number, or bet ‘B’ that they don’t. There are financial instruments created to place each wager. [The wagers form the derivatives] But it doesn’t stop there.

    Additionally, more financial products are created that bet on the outcomes of the A/B bets. A secondary financial product might find two sides betting on both A outcome and B outcome.

    Party C bets the “A” bet is accurate, and party D bets against the A bet. Party E bets the “B” bet is accurate, and party F bets against the B. If it stopped there we would only have six total participants. But it doesn’t stop there, it goes on and on and on…

    The outcome of the bets forms the basis for the tenuous investment markets. The important part to understand is that the investment funds are not necessarily attached to the original company stock, they are now attached to the outcome of bet(s). Hence an inherent disconnect is created.

    Subsequently, if the actual stock doesn’t meet it’s expected P-n-L outcome (if the company actually doesn’t do well), and if the financial investment was betting against the outcome, the value of the investment actually goes up. The company performance and the investment bets on the outcome of that performance are two entirely different aspects of the stock market. [Hence two metrics.]

    ♦Understanding the disconnect between an actual company on the stock market, and the bets for and against that company stock, helps to understand what can happen when fiscal policy is geared toward the underlying company (Main Street MAGAnomics), and not toward the bets therein (Investment Class).

    The U.S. stock markets’ overall value can increase with Main Street policy, and yet the investment class can simultaneously decrease in value even though the company(ies) in the stock market is/are doing better. This detachment is critical to understand because the ‘real economy’ is based on the company, the ‘paper economy’ is based on the financial investment instruments betting on the company.

    Trillions can be lost in investment instruments, and yet the overall stock market -as valued by company operations/profits- can increase.

    Conversely, there are now classes of companies on the U.S. stock exchange that never make a dime in profit, yet the value of the company increases. This dynamic is possible because the financial investment bets are not connected to the bottom line profit. (Examples include Tesla Motors, Amazon and a host of internet stocks like Facebook and Twitter.) It is this investment group of companies that stands to lose the most if/when the underlying system of betting on them stops or slows.

    Specifically due to most recent U.S. fiscal policy, modern multinational banks, including all of the investment products therein, are more closely attached to this investment system on Wall Street. It stands to reason they are at greater risk of financial losses overall with a shift in fiscal policy.

    That financial and economic risk is the basic reason behind Trump and Mnuchin putting a protective, secondary and parallel, banking system in place for Main Street.

    Big multinational banks can suffer big losses from their investments, and yet the Main Street economy can continue growing, and have access to capital, uninterrupted.

    Bottom Line: U.S. companies who have actual connection to a growing U.S. economy can succeed; based on the advantages of the new economic environment and MAGA policy, specifically in the areas of manufacturing, trade and the ancillary benefactors.

    Meanwhile U.S. investment assets (multinational investment portfolios) that are disconnected from the actual results of those benefiting U.S. companies, and as a consequence also disconnected from the U.S. economic expansion, can simultaneously drop in value even though the U.S. economy is thriving.

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    ...Working to Create a Parallel Banking System...
    Banking Testimony – Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Discusses “Too Big” and 21st Century “Glass Steagall”…
    Posted on May 18, 2017
    by sundance

    Sip slowly, this explainer was hard to write.

    There is a considerable amount of perplexed frustration following on the heels of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifying to the Senate Banking Committee earlier today and specifically saying:


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AybHwCJ0BHk

    02:20 Glass-Steagall? “we do not support a separation of banks from investment banks, we think that would have a very significant problem on the financial markets, on the economy, on liquidity; and we think that there is proper things that potentially we could look at around regulation, but we do not support a separation of banks and investment banks.”
    That statement runs counter to the Trump administration’s prior policy statements outlining a preference for a reinstatement of some form of “Glass-Steagall” regulatory separation between commercial banking and investment banking.

    In essence when combined with the totality of Mnuchin’s testimony before the committee, Mnuchin is saying the current “too big to fail” (‘too big to succeed’) issue has created a problem for lending liquidity. Specifically, if divisional separation is required – the banks best interests would naturally put the investment division ahead of commercial lending and the liquid capital within the overall economy would shrink.

    I think we have a handle on what the administration is doing based on the executive orders signed and explained earlier. Bear with me…


    Back in July 2010 when Dodd-Frank banking regulation was passed into law, there were approximately 12 to 17 banks who fell under the definition of “too big to fail”.

    Meaning 12 to 17 financial institutions could individually negatively impact the economy, and were going to force another TARP-type bailout if they failed in the future. Dodd-Frank regulations were supposed to ensure financial security, and the elimination of risk via taxpayer bailouts, by placing mandatory minimums on how much secure capital was required to be held in order to operate “a bank”.

    One large downside to Dodd-Frank was that in order to hold the required capital, all banks decreased lending to shore-up their liquid holdings and meet the regulatory minimums. Without the ability to borrow funds, small businesses have a hard time raising money to create business. Growth in the larger economy is hampered by the absence of capital.

    Another downstream effect of banks needing to increase their liquid holdings was exponentially worse. Less liquid large banks needed to purchase and absorb the financial assets of more liquid large banks in order to meet the regulatory requirements.


    In 2010 there were approximately twelve “too big to fail banks”, and that was seen as a risk within the economy, and more broad-based banking competition was needed to be more secure.

    Unfortunately, because of Dodd-Frank by 2016 those twelve banks had merged into only four even bigger banks that were now even bigger risks; albeit supposedly more financially secure in their liquid holdings. This ‘less banks’ reality was opposite of the desired effect.

    The four to six big banks (JP Morgan-Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, US BanCorp and Mellon) now control $9+ trillion (that’s “TRILLION). Their size is so enormous that small group now controls most of the U.S. financial market.

    Because they control so much of the financial market, instituting a Glass-Steagall firewall between commercial and investment divisions (in addition to the Dodd-Frank liquid holding requirements), would mean the capability of small and mid-size businesses to get the loans needed to expand or even keep their operations running would stop.

    2010’s “Too few, too big to fail” became 2016’s “EVEN FEWER, EVEN BIGGER to fail”.

    That’s the underlying problem for a Glass-Steagall type of regulation now. The Democrats created Dodd-Frank which:

    #1 generated constraints on the economy (less lending),
    #2 made fewer banking options available (banks merged),
    #3 made top banks even bigger.

    This problem is why President Trump and Secretary Mnuchin are working to create a parallel banking system of community and credit union banks that are external to Dodd Frank regulations and can act as the primary commercial banks for small to mid-sized businesses.

    The goal of “Glass Steagall”, ie. Commercial division -vs- Investment division, is created by generating an entirely new system of banks under different regulation. The currently remaining ten U.S. “big banks” operate as “investment division banks” per se’, and the lesser regulated community banks/credit unions operate as would be the “Commercial Side”.

    Instead of firewalling an individual bank internally within its organization, the Trump/Mnuchin plan looks to be firewalling the banking ‘system’ within the U.S. internally. Hope that makes sense.

    Therein lies the fundamental breakdown in communication between Secretary Mnuchin and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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    All Fingers Pointing Towards The Fed
    It’s Official The Economy Is Imploding, Expect All
    Fingers Pointing Towards The Fed - Episode 1720a

    (Nov 19, 2018)

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    Plan Working Perfectly, Look What The Establishment
    Just Did To Try To Save The Fed - Episode 1721a

    (Nov 20, 2018)
    Description:

    • Mall retailers are being hammered, after this holiday season many retailers might not be in business.
    • Retail sales is not that hot, online sales are continuing to increase but have not reached the one to one ratio with brick and mortar sales.
    • Housing activity decreases as rates increase.
    • The establishment are producting polls that are showing economist telling the Fed to slow down the rate hike, so now we have financial pundits, the WSJ and economist telling the Fed the same thing, if the rates continue at this pace the economy will collapse.

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    Housing activity in West bigly slowdown: Permits: -7.9% Starts: -4.6% -- Zerohedge

    As US recession chances increase, the Fed may deliver fewer rate hikes: Reuters poll

    • The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates again next month and three times next year.
    • A strong majority of economists polled by Reuters over the past week say the risk is it will slow that pace down, however.
    • The probability of a U.S. recession in the next two years, while still low, also nudged up to a median 35 percent from 30 percent in the latest monthly Reuters survey of economists taken Nov 13-19.

    • The Federal Reserve is still expected to raise interest rates again next month and three times next year, but a strong majority of economists polled by Reuters over the past week say the risk is it will slow that pace down.

    Source: cnbc.com
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    Kashoggi murder, the Deep State / Banking cabal & Saudi Arabian Oil
    They Know It’s Coming, Swamp Fighting Back,
    The Call Is Getting Louder, Tick Tock - Episode 1721b

    (Nov 20, 2018)


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    Geopolitical/Police State
    “Traitor! You Will Be Brought To Account”: Quotes From Khashoggi Murder Tape Leaked -- Zerohedge

    • The grisly recording of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s final moments (before his body was butchered and remains dissolved in acid) that was purportedly captured by Turkish intelligence has reportedly been shared with international intelligence agencies including the US, and we imagine it’s only a matter of time before it leaks.


    • a Turkish news website has published quotes allegedly excerpted from the tape that delineate Khashoggi’s final struggle with members of the 15-man hit squad that Turkey believes was sent to the consulate with specific instructions to murder Khashoggi.

    • Haaretz gathered the quotes and translated them into English. According to the website, Khashoggi was immediately confronted by four Saudis after entering the consulate, one of whom grabbed his arm.

    “Release my arm! What do you think you are doing?” website Haberturk quotes Khashoggi as saying at the consulate’s “A unit,” where the visa department is located, and where seven minutes of the tape are recorded.

    • Khashoggi was then brought to the embassy’s “B Room”, where the purported leader of the hit squad, Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, started threatening the journalist.

    “Traitor! You will be brought to account,” Mutreb is heard shouting, according to Haberturk.

    Source: zerohedge.com

    Saudi foreign minister says CIA assessment on Khashoggi murder is false


    • Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that claims, including by the CIA, that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi were false
    • “We in the kingdom know that such allegations about the crown prince have no basis in truth and we categorically reject them, whether through leaks or not,” Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was quoted as saying in Saudi-owned Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper in the first Saudi official comment on the CIA report.
    • “They are leaks that have not been officially announced, and I have noticed that they are based on an assessment, not conclusive evidence,” he added.

    Source: reuters.com
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    POTUS issues a statement: We are ‘standing with Saudi Arabia’ after Khashoggi’s murder. The President says there is uncertainty as to Muhammad Bin Salman’s involvement in or knowledge of the murder.

    Trump Affirms Support For MbS, Warns “World Is A Dangerous Place” -- Zerohedge


    • The crime against Jamal Khashoggi was a terrible one, and one that our country does not condone. Indeed, we have taken strong action against those already known to have participated in the murder. After great independent research, we now know many details of this horrible crime. We have already sanctioned 17 Saudis known to have been involved in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi, and the disposal of his body.Representatives of Saudi Arabia say that Jamal Khashoggi was an “enemy of the state” and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but my decision is in no way based on that – this is an unacceptable and horrible crime.King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder of Mr. Khashoggi.

    • Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe he didn’t! That being said, we may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They have been a great ally in our very important fight against Iran. The United States intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners in the region. It is our paramount goal to fully eliminate the threat of terrorism throughout the world! I understand there are members of Congress who, for political or other reasons, would like to go in a different direction – and they are free to do so. I will consider whatever ideas are presented to me, but only if they are consistent with the absolute security and safety of America. After the United States, Saudi Arabia is the largest oil producing nation in the world. They have worked closely with us and have been very responsive to my requests to keeping oil prices at reasonable levels – so important for the world.

    • As President of the United States I intend to ensure that, in a very dangerous world, America is pursuing its national interests and vigorously contesting countries that wish to do us harm. Very simply it is called America First!

    Source: zerohedge.com

    War
    Saudis Agree To Yemen Peace Talks – Ceasefire In Effect For First Time Since War’s Start

    • the prospect for peace – or at least a lasting ceasefire – is advancing rapidly following a surprise weekend proposal by Yemen’s Houghis to halt all attacks on Saudi coalition forces. On Sunday the head of Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, said “We are willing to freeze and stop military toperations” — something which now appears to have taken effect,

    Houthi rebels in Yemen said on Monday they were halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations.

    • “We announce our initiative…to halt missile and drone strikes on the countries of aggression,” an official Houthi statement reads. Crucially, it appears this halt in fighting was precipitated by a Saudi agreement to the Houthi extension of an olive branch as according to the AFP Yemen’s internationally recognized Saudi-backed government says it has informed UN envoy Martin Griffiths it is ready to take part in proposed peace talks with Houthi rebels to be held in Sweden.

    • “The [Saudi-backed Yemen] government has informed the UN envoy to Yemen … that it will send a government delegation to the talks with the aim of reaching a political solution,”

    Source: zerohedge.com

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    It’s Not About Fixing The Fed Economy, It’s Much
    Bigger Than Anyone Thinks - Episode 1722a

    (Nov 21, 2018)

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN7Kp7quDio

    Description:

    • UMich confidence drops as the rate hikes take effect.
    • The people are starting to feel the rate hikes, businesses are starting to feel it, the Fed will be blamed.
    • Credit card delinquencies shoot up.
    • Realtors urge the Fed to slow the rate of interest rate increases.
    • Mortgage financing down to an 18 month low.
    • Trump wants the Fed to lower rates.
    • Q drops a post letting everyone know that this is not about saving the Fed economy its about putting the people back in power.


    House GOP to hold hearing into DOJ’s probe of Clinton Foundation
    -- The Hill


    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said Tuesday that House Republicans plan to hear testimony on Dec. 5 from the prosecutor appointed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to probe alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation.

    Meadows, who is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, told Hill.TV’s “Rising” that it’s time to “circle back” to U.S. Attorney John Huber’s investigation with the Justice Department into whether the Clinton Foundation engaged any improper activities.

    “Mr. Huber with the Department of Justice and FBI has been having an investigation — at least part of his task was to look at the Clinton Foundation and what may or may not have happened as it relates to improper activity with that charitable foundation, so we’ve set a hearing date for December the 5th,” he told Hill.TV during an interview on Wednesday.

    Meadows, who is also the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said the committee plans to delve into a number of Republicans concerns surrounding the foundation, including whether any tax-exempt proceeds were used for personal gain and whether the foundation complied with IRS laws.

    Sessions appointed Huber last year to work in tandem with the Justice Department to look into conservative claims of misconduct at the FBI and review several issues surrounding the Clintons. This includes former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s ties to a Russian nuclear agency and concerns about the Clinton Foundation.

    Huber’s work has remained shrouded in mystery. The White House has released little information about Huber’s assignment other than Sessions’s address to Congress saying his appointed successor should address concerns raised by Republicans.

    But Meadows said the committee thinks it’s time Huber gives an update to Congress about his findings and expects him to be one of the witnesses at the hearing.

    Meadows also added that his committee is also trying to secure testimonies from whistleblowers who could have more information about potential improprieties surrounding the Clinton Foundation.

    “We’re just now starting to work with a couple of whistleblowers that would indicate that there is a great probability of significant improper activity that’s happening in and around the Clinton Foundation,” he said.

    The foundation meanwhile has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

    This move marks House Republicans’ last-ditch effort to pursue their concerns surrounding the Clinton Foundation before Democrats take back the House in January.

    — Tess Bonn / The Hill
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    The Plan to Divide the Fed...
    Note: The report begins @ 1:25

    Fed Panic Begins, Division & Chaos,
    Next Phase Coming - Episode 1723a

    (Nov 23, 2018)

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERkPVxm55Ko

    Description:

    • The next housing crisis has arrived, new construction, existing home sales are continually declining.
    • There is only 13 percent of all Americans planning to purchase a home.
    • It starting to feel like 2008 all over again.
    • Trump and Xi are planning to agree on trade, all of this is part of the big picture to rid the world of the central bankers and reestablish the global economy.
    • BoA reports that the Fed is in a panic.
    • The different Fed chief and the chairman of the Fed are not agreeing on they should proceed with interest rate hikes.

    Economy
    The Next U.S. Housing Crisis Has Arrived: Existing Home Sales Post Their Biggest Decline In 4 Years

    • Things just continue to get even worse for the U.S. housing industry. New homes sales have been absolutely plummeting, homebuilder stocks have lost over a third of their value, and existing home sales just posted their biggest decline since 2014. For years, we had been witnessing a real estate boom in the United States, but now that has officially ended. It is starting to feel like 2008 all over again, and many of those that work in the industry are really starting to freak out.

    • Unfortunately, buyers are rapidly disappearing from the landscape. One recent survey discovered that just 13 percent of all Americans plan to purchase a home during the next year. That number has declined for three consecutive quarters, and it has now fallen by nearly half over the past 12 months.

    Source: endofamericandream.com

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    Trump, Xi signal readiness for trade talks ahead of G-20 meeting



    • U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have indicated they’re both ready for a highly anticipated meeting at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina next week.The world’s biggest economies have been engaged in an escalating trade war that is starting to have a greater impact on financial markets and global growth. On Thursday, Trump told reporters that China wants to make a deal “very badly” after his administration placed tariffs on on about $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.China “wants to make a deal and we’re very happy with that,” Trump said. “I’m very prepared, I’ve been preparing for it all my life.”
    • China hopes to meet the U.S. halfway in addressing trade issues,
    • China says reforms on the World Trade Organization should be addressed within the global trade body. Trump has repeatedly said the U.S. hasn’t been treated fairly by the organization.

    • China and Spain will chart a new road map for bilateral relations. China and Portugal will sign unspecified deals.
    • China and Argentina will sign a five-year plan for future cooperation, and Beijing will support the country’s efforts to stabilize its finances.
    • China and Panama will sign agreements in the e-commerce sectors and the service trade, and a pact for infrastructure and energy cooperation.

    • As Trump scales back America’s involvement in international trade agreements, Xi is using his signature Belt and Road trade and infrastructure program to position himself as a champion of global free trade. The initiative has extended into South America and the Caribbean, as Xi looks to expand China’s influence in the region.

    Source: sott.net
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    BofA: The Triggers For A “Big Fed Panic” Are Forming

    • BofA’s Michael Hartnett reminds his readers that Fed tightening cycles always end with financial “event” observing that much as peak liquidity in Q1 coincided with peak returns & trough volatility, “peak volatility & trough returns will coincide with Fed capitulation driven by “event” and recession fear.”



    Source: zerohedge.com
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    The Fed cannot agree on what they’re doing about interest rates -- NYPost

    • Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said recently that interest rates are a “long way from neutral” and that rates might even have to go beyond neutral. Neutral is the point where borrowing costs are neither helping nor hurting the economy.
    • But Richard Clarida, the Fed’s vice chairman, claims that rates are already close to neutral.
    • Then there is Charles Evans, who is in charge of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. He said this week that the Fed needs to raise interest rates. Other Fed officials have also spoken up in various degrees of specificity on both sides of the issue.
    • Fed heads are starting to take sides, they cannot agree, there is a battle forming inside the fed now between the good guys and the bad guys

    Source: nypost.com

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    "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump"
    A new book delves into the president’s mental health.

    This post is in response to Shrinks Battle Over Diagnosing Donald Trump by Psychology Today Editorial Staff

    On February 28, we published a post, "The Elephant in the Room: It’s time we talked openly about Donald Trump’s mental health," which went viral with close to a million reads. People on both sides of the political spectrum—as well as some mental health professionals—weighed in with hundreds of comments.

    One comment was from Hal Brown, MSW, a colleague of John Gartner, Ph.D., whom we mentioned in the post. John is the founder of Duty to Warn, an organization intent on warning our country that we are in dire trouble due to our president’s mental instability. More than 60,000 mental health professionals have signed John’s petition, which states:

    “We, the undersigned mental health professionals, believe in our professional judgment that Donald Trump manifests a serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of President of the United States. And we respectfully request he be removed from office, according to article 4 of the 25th amendment to the Constitution, which states that the president will be replaced if he is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.’”

    John requested an interview with Phil for a podcast and then asked him to participate in a short documentary film that was recently released. So far, nearly 2 million people have viewed the documentary.

    Bandy Lee

    In mid-March, we received an email from Bandy X. Lee of Yale University. To give you a little of her amazing background, she is an M.D.; M.Div. (Master of Divinity); assistant clinical professor, Yale Law and Psychiatry Division; co-founder and director of the Violence and Health Study Group for the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies; as well as co-leader of Academic Collaborators for the World Health Organization’s Violence Prevention Alliance. We were honored, and a little scared, when she asked us to contribute to a new book she was putting together, with the working title, Duty to Warn. The book was time-sensitive in that she, other contributors, and interested publishers felt an urgency to get the book into the hands of the public and governmental powers-that-be as soon possible. We had less than a month to send our essay to her.

    All other projects were sidelined as we devoted the next two weeks to researching and writing. Fortunately, we had "The Elephant" as an outline and our time perspective expertise in observing Trump’s extreme present hedonistic behavior to help us determine our findings. As we dug deeper into the fallout of Trump as president, we became increasingly alarmed by how one person can affect an entire nation. We used this newfound knowledge for our book chapter, as well as two subsequent PsychogyToday.com post: "The Trump Effect, Part I," about the increase in bullying in schools and a small adult population across the U.S. since the 2016 presidential campaign; and "Part II," about the increase in sexual harassment incidents.

    A Question of Ethics

    Whether or not mental health professionals should discuss, much less diagnose, a person they have not personally interviewed was the conundrum faced by Bandy and other contributors to her book. In the post, "Shrinks Battle Over Diagnosing Donald Trump: Chaos in the White House fuels discord amongst the experts," on January 31, Psychology Today editor-at-large Hara Estroff Marano brought to light “...three significant and intertwined issues. Can Donald Trump or any public figure be deemed to have mental illness, even based on specific, well-publicized criteria reflecting observable behavior? Is it ethical or appropriate for mental health professionals to venture into public acts of diagnosis? Is psychology a suitable instrument for addressing issues of governance?”

    In that post, Gartner responds that the current DSM: Version 5 places pathology (the study of the nature of diseases; something abnormal) in the realm of the observable (to watch carefully especially with attention to details or behavior for the purpose of arriving at a judgment).

    As Estroff Marano pointed out, “It is widely regarded as unethical—a violation of the so-called Goldwater Rule—for mental health experts to offer a professional diagnosis of any person they have not personally examined. The rule was established in 1973 by the American Psychiatric Association and is still in force today. Although psychologists are not expressly forbidden from making public pronouncements about the mental health of public figures, the American Psychological Association has affirmed the rule and psychologists generally abide by it.”

    Gartner speaks for the book contributors as well as the 60,000-plus mental health professionals who signed his petition when he contends that the mental health community has an obligation to protect the public that overrides the Goldwater Rule —we’ve advanced quite a lot in 44 years—and that Trump has proved himself a clear and present danger. Also, the Goldwater Rule is not relevant because it was established before the DSM made diagnosis behaviorally based.

    A Dangerous Case

    Since Gartner’s organization is Duty to Warn, Bandy’s book was retitled The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. The book is slated for release on October 3 and can be preordered through Amazon; it’s already #1 in Amazon’s Popular Psychology Pathologies category.

    Bandy’s introduction explains in detail the risks, legal as well as professional, of writing a book like The Dangerous Case. But those of us who took the leap are in very good company: Gail Sheehy; Lance Dodes, M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and retired Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Gartner (of course!); and Noam Chomsky, to name a few.

    So why are so many mental health professionals—the contributors to The Dangerous Case and the rest of the 60,000+—willing to put their careers on the line? We’ll defer to Bandy:

    “We are asking our fellow mental health professionals to get involved in politics not only as citizens, but also, specifically, as professionals and as guardians of special knowledge with which they have been entrusted. How can we be sure that this is permissible? It is all too easy to claim, just as we have done, that an emergency situation requires a departure from our usual practices in the private sphere. How can we judge whether in fact our political involvement is justified?

    “We would argue that the key question is whether professionals are engaging in political collusion with state abuses of power, or in resistance to them. If we are asked to cooperate with state programs that violate human rights, then regardless of the purported justification, any involvement can only corrupt, and the only appropriate ethical stance is to refuse participation of any sort. If, on the other hand, we perceive that state power is being abused by an executive who seems to be mentally unstable, then we may certainly speak out, not only as citizens, but also, we would argue, as professionals who are privy to special information and a responsibility to educate the public. For whatever our wisdom and expertise may be worth, surely we are obligated to share it.”
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    Walls Closing in on Central Bankers
    Recent Tweet from ICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency...



    ICE
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    Venezuelan billionaire charged; former Venezuelan national treasurer and former owner of Dominican Republic bank both plead guilty in money laundering conspiracy involving $1 billion in bribes ice.gov/news/releases …



    12:44 PM - 23 Nov 2018


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    Cayman Islands: Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
    Central African Republic: Bank of Central African States
    Chad: Bank of Central African States
    Chile: Central Bank of Chile
    China: The People’s Bank of China
    Colombia: Bank of the Republic
    Comoros: Central Bank of Comoros
    Congo: Bank of Central African States
    Costa Rica: Central Bank of Costa Rica
    Côte d’Ivoire: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
    Croatia: Croatian National Bank
    Cuba: Central Bank of Cuba
    Cyprus: Central Bank of Cyprus
    Czech Republic: Czech National Bank
    Denmark: National Bank of Denmark
    Dominican Republic: [Central Bank of the Dominican Republic]
    East Caribbean area: Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
    Ecuador: Central Bank of Ecuador
    Egypt: Central Bank of Egypt
    El Salvador: Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador
    Equatorial Guinea: Bank of Central African States
    Estonia: Bank of Estonia
    Ethiopia: National Bank of Ethiopia
    European Union: European Central Bank
    Fiji: Reserve Bank of Fiji
    Finland: Bank of Finland
    France: Bank of France
    Gabon: Bank of Central African States
    The Gambia: Central Bank of The Gambia
    Georgia: National Bank of Georgia
    Germany: Deutsche Bundesbank
    Ghana: Bank of Ghana
    Greece: Bank of Greece
    Guatemala: Bank of Guatemala
    Guinea Bissau: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
    Guyana: Bank of Guyana
    Haiti: Central Bank of Haiti
    Honduras: Central Bank of Honduras
    Hong Kong: Hong Kong Monetary Authority
    Hungary: Magyar Nemzeti Bank
    Iceland: Central Bank of Iceland
    India: Reserve Bank of India
    Indonesia: Bank Indonesia
    Iran: The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran
    Q

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    I think the source of your story is confused between ICE and FBI...In the U.S. they serve separate functions. Though I must admit if one is going for effect, ICE serves much better.


    ICE is looking for Julian Assange. ICE is going to the middle east to take action against that invasion. ICE is going to be appointed as the U.S. death penalty executioners. ICE is bad in beer but excellent in kool-aid, ICE is found in abundance on Pluto. ICE used to be a white rapper. ICE is also TWO black rappers. ICE is such a fun word!
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