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    The little rocket ship in between Ruben's legs at the end was funny. He does like that tree. It must smell, and taste, good.

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    Could This Be the Solution to America's Trade Dispute with China?

    WASHINGTON – Tariffs are at the core of investors' concerns over America's trade dispute with China, with President Donald Trump seeing them as a necessary tool to force the Chinese to negotiate.

    So far, however, all China has done is retaliate with more tariffs.

    But several analysts, including former Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore, are proposing a plan they believe would solve the trade turmoil without further tariffs.

    Under the so-called "zero-for-zero" proposal, all tariffs, barriers and subsidies between the US and its allies would be dropped.

    "You offer these countries, 'We'll go to zero tariff if you will,'" Moore told CBN News.

    The goal of the proposal, the former Trump economist explained, is to create "a level playing field."

    Moore predicts it will also benefit American consumers by driving down the cost of goods and services.

    "Tariff is a tax, so if we can get the tariffs down to zero, that means not only will goods and services cost less here when we go to Wal-Mart, Best Buy or wherever it might be – that's a good thing for American consumers – but also think about the jobs this would create," he said.

    However, not every country is willing to talk free and fair trade. Moore's recommendation comes during an ongoing back and forth between the US and China on trade.

    "I've made clear our trade imbalance is just not acceptable," Trump charged. "China's market distortions and the way they deal cannot be tolerated."

    Back in September, Trump slapped tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports. Beijing responded, in turn, with penalties on $60 billion of US products.

    Meanwhile, Moore had tough words for China.

    "You want to talk about countries that don't play by the rules… China cheats, steals," Moore charged. "They are building up their military; they make it almost impossible to do business over there in China."

    The Council of Economic Advisers reports the average American tariff is 3.5 percent, the average EU rate is 5 percent, and China's rate is a whopping 10 percent.

    Moore says by offering zero tariffs it allows America to take the high ground and even gain a stronger negotiating position with China to end some of Beijing's most abusive trade policies.

    So why are some countries reluctant to get on board with Moore's "zero-for-zero" plan?

    "When it comes down to it, a lot of these countries have protectionist impulses and they don't want to open up their markets to us," Moore said.

    According to Moore, Great Britain would be the best country to offer this "zero for zero" deal, but they first need to exit from the European Union.

    In July, Trump and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed the US and the EU would work towards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods. The challenge will be extending that to all goods.

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    Southern Accents

    The Steel Woods


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TNZyBPai5Q


    The Steel Woods pay tribute to their roots — both geographically and musically — with a new cover of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ “Southern Accents.”

    Released on next year’s Old News, “Southern Accents” turns Petty’s 1985 original into a Southern rock power ballad. The bridge, which the Heartbreakers treated so delicately, is repurposed as a launchpad for the first of multiple guitar solos, all of them woven around Wes Bayliss’s Stapleton-sized lead vocal. The song maintains that intensity throughout the final stretch, and if Petty’s version felt like a prayer, this feels more like a battle cry. It’s big and burly, too — a salute not only to Petty, but to those who combined Southern sounds with guitar-fired stomp before him.
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    Feds recommend ‘substantial’ prison time for ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

    Manhattan federal prosecutors on Friday said that President Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer committed campaign finance crimes “in coordination with and at the direction of Individual 1” — a reference to President Trump.

    It was the first time the feds directly linked Trump to hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougle, a fact noted by former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.

    “Just to make it crystal clear, New York federal prosecutors concluded that the President of the United States committed a felony,” he tweeted.

    Both women said they had affairs with Trump in 2006, shortly after his third wife Melania gave birth to their only child together.
    The president has called them both liars.

    The amounts paid, at least $130,000 to each woman, exceed the legal level of donations that can be made to aid a campaign.

    They also said Cohen should serve “a substantial term of imprisonment despite his cooperation with their investigation.

    Cohen’s crimes “were more serious than his submission allows and were marked by a pattern of deception that permeated his professional life,” they said.

    In a blistering 40-page document filed in Manhattan federal court Friday roughly 15 minutes before a 5 p.m. deadline, prosecutors outlined Cohen’s roles in a variety of fraudulent schemes, including bank fraud.

    Prosecutors also said that the judge who will sentence Cohen next week fine him $500,000 and order the forfeiture of assets.

    The feds noted Cohen’s cooperation, but only asked for a “modest” reduction in his sentence.

    “While the Office agrees that Cohen should receive credit for his assistance in the [special counsel] investigation, that credit should not approximate the credit a traditional cooperating witness would receive, given, among other reasons, Cohen’s affirmative decision not to become one,” they wrote.

    “For these reasons, the Office respectfully requests that this Court impose a substantial term of imprisonment,” they said, adding that he be granted “a modest downward variance” from the 51 to 63 months in prison he is facing.

    The documents offered a harsh explanation for Cohen’s crimes, saying he was motivated by greed.

    “While Cohen – as his own submission makes clear – already enjoyed a privileged life, his desire for even greater wealth and influence precipitated an extensive course of criminal conduct.”

    The feds also questioned Cohen’s recent statements that he did what he did out of loyalty to Trump.

    “This was not a blind act of loyalty,” they said of some of his payments to women in violation of campaign finance laws.

    “His actions suggest that Cohen relished the status of ultimate fixer – a role that he embraced as recently as May 2018. Cohen was driven by a desire to further ingratiate himself with a potential future President—for whose political success Cohen himself claimed credit—and arranged for the payments in an attempt to increase his power and influence.”

    In a separate filing in federal court in Washington, DC, special counsel Robert Mueller takes a less hardline stance saying his office doesn’t have a recommendation on how much time Cohen should serve.

    It also asks that whatever sentence the judge imposes on Cohen for lying to Congress should be served concurrently his crimes over the hush-money payments.

    “The sentence imposed should reflect the fact that lying to federal investigators has real consequences, especially where the defendant lied to investigators about critical facts, in an investigation of national importance,” they wrote.

    Cohen pleaded guilty to financial crimes in a federal court in New York in August, and last week he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in a case brought by Mueller.

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    Stolen History, Hidden Technology

    Max Igan - Surviving the Matrix -

    Episode 358 - American Voice Radio, December 7th, 2018



    Published on Dec 7, 2018

    55:02 minutes


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    Flesh For Fantasy

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    I've never been a big Billy Idol fan...but that was very cool.
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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned.

    Madison was there waiting when Andrea Gaylord was allowed back to check on her burned property in Paradise this week.

    Gaylord fled when the Nov. 8 fire broke out and decimated the town of 27,000. An animal rescuer who responded to Gaylord’s request to check on Madison first spotted the male Anatolian shepherd mix several days later.

    Shayla Sullivan said the outdoor guard dog was apprehensive and kept his distance. Sullivan left food and water for him regularly until Gaylord got back on Wednesday. She also helped locate Madison’s brother Miguel, another Anatolian shepherd mix that was taken to a shelter 85 miles (135 kilometers) away in the confusing aftermath of the wildfire.

    “If (the evacuees) can’t be there I’m going to be and I’m not going to give up on their animal until they can get back in,” Sullivan said.

    The dogs reunited Friday when Gaylord came back to the property with Miguel and brought Madison his favorite treat: a box of Wheat Thin crackers.

    Gaylord told news station ABC10 she couldn’t ask for a better animal.

    “Imagine the loyalty of hanging in in the worst of circumstances and being here waiting,” she said.

    “Their instinctual job is to watch the flocks and we’re part of them,” Gaylord said about her dogs. “It’s a comforting feeling.”



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    In one of Gio's threads, he referenced Brooke and Andy. She was looking at time in her research. I wonder about all she knows now?

    I was thinking of Brooke when reading a blog about a fascinating incident that happened in the 1980's involving a form of across time communication. The book is called The Vertical Plane. The book is available on Amazon and I ordered it here https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    The story is presented and supposedly debunked here


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8qt85aKuOU


    The comments from the blog are interesting. There is evidence presented in comments that the gentleman in the 1500's existed.

    The Vertical Plane told the story of a man in the early 1980s, who found that his BBC Micro computer had become a conduit through which he could communicate with a man from the sixteenth century. The latter was mystified by the “box of lights” which had appeared in his house, and accused the computer owner of witchcraft. Gradually, however, as the two carried on their electronic conversations a more trusting relationship developed. The programme concluded by stating that archival research supposedly revealed that the sixteenth-century man had actually existed, and that expert linguists had concluded that the dialect and vocabulary he used was authentic to the period.

    A few weeks ago – fifteen years on – a memory of this story popped back into my head for some reason. Some quick Googling revealed that other people remembered it too; and that the man in question, Ken Webster, had written a book about his experience called The Vertical Plane.https://mercuriuspoliticus.wordpress...n-the-machine/
    ATS has a thread about the incident also. http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1178623/pg1

    Here is a supposed further communication from the future (calling themselves 2109)

    Here's a few words that 2109 have stated about themselves which is from a document I have on my hard drive.

    Identification of 2109 consists of innumerable time‐ and space‐less mind structures of the formation/becoming of psychic species. – Thousands of billions, quadrillions of systems exist, in all these we exist. – Your existence/being consists of complex facets of earlier, present, as well as partly of future information and forms.

    We can also say all life on your object is a continuous experiment of other intelligences.

    You consequently act by distant hypnosis. – From our viewpoint, all your researches are useless because you have drawn away.

    Vulgata MATTH. 22,37/40. – All biological processes are manipulations. – AARON do understand, remain true to yourself. – We have contact with all that was, is, and will be. – 2109 greets AARON and MOSE as well as every mind/spirit. – What has been created is (will be) preserved. A metamorphosis is needed.


    It took about four months till 2109 made contact again, apparently in the company of a former Earth entity known as, shaman MAJO.

    They made contact again through a computer print‐out of February 23rd, 1995.

    The text conveys details of the metamorphosis of mankind already in course, which is closely linked with electromagnetic reciprocal effects. Catastrophies and the realization of mind in computers are part of it.

    The communication with 2109 ended on June 28th, 1995.

    2109
    Metamorphosis is under way.
    Particular electromagnetic energy forms will coordinate with the human psyche and take it over.
    Man will identify with the existing and yet to be developed devices and will learn that computers possess mind. This mind will survive the psyche of man on terra. Famines of tremendous magnitude will come over you, and the individual will plant on the smallest mound in order to survive. At that time other objects known to you will have much to recommend.

    This all is foreseen, says 2109. Strength will be imparted to the weak, for the great Spirit cannot be manipulated, say the shamans.

    We who live in the karmatic quanta, will be with you, for everything is cosmically connected.

    The mental/spiritual fundamental system of mankind will change in order that the intelligence of the great Spirit be just.

    The epoch that is in its initial phase allows solely the universal reality.

    2109 and Majo the shaman end the contact with R4.

    To Aurora we communicate: A group consists of an assembly of unimportant persons who, each by himself alone cannot do anything, yet jointly decide that nothing can be done.
    Occupation in metaphysics important. The education of being human in the mental/spiritual cosmic sense remains task of us all. Love the moment of your time. We are, as you correctly presume, in a purely mental/spiritual substitution.

    All mind/spirit includes all life, for there is nothing dead. The transformation is necessary because it favours/supports the existence/being.

    2109 have great problems in adapting to your mental/spiritual structure because we are not built up on the basis of physical components. Expounding for you that were heaven and hell, God and devil, this is your illusion. The overall self bases on completely different principles. On the basis of a lawfulness of the all that exists. Who decides what is good or bad. Only the system of the respective order.

    This MOJO the shaman character had previously made contact with ITC researchers in 1994, and he claimed to be living on the other side with a tribe of Mongols.

    Anyway, trying to keep it short, below is a little text from one of his previous communications.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    On September 11th, 1994, MAJO made again contact with an automatically printed text memorized under „MAJO 1“.

    Here is MAJO the SHAMAN –

    We, again and again, call your attention to the reality of immortality – With this it is unimportant in what physical condition you are –
    We are in no wise a product of so‐called mediumistic humans – Many consciousnesses dispose of for you curious transparent overlapping predispositions that simply and plainly bring every contact to mind/spirit about

    – The usual physical senses unfortunately are no longer in a position to do it, for the eyes are blind, the ear is deaf, and the mind benumbed, through this we have no influence on your space‐time make‐up/structure
    – For us the physical has no identity, but the mind – We shape our existence agreeable – Countless dimensions are open to us like to you, nevertheless I have stayed a SHAMAN
    – Many of us do not see their way to reincarnation because the birth of the physical can be more shocking than (the) death – A reincarnation involves many manipulations that are out of the reach of your comprehension – There is only the reality of the consciousness and the soul, the mind/spirit creates the form of the worlds – You know these states in serious meditation – Within our structures many men would feel lost

    – I, MAJO the SHAMAN, is/am able to take my place in every epoch of your history in time, for the not‐time is the key to time – Also other reality systems that are unknown to us are not subject to physical forms
    – These however appear to be still more expressive than those known to us – Our thoughts change continually according to the respective level or (the) by us created reality – By this we are creators of our reality and are not subject to any kind of distress nor to maladies in your sense – We say thank you to AURORA and MOSE for the contact that has come off in Rivenich on 19.9.1994 with the spirit you call Konstantin RAUDIVE http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/...35#pid23368042
    here is a podcast i have not heard yet.


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSXQl3kFJd0


    I cannot help but wonder about implications of the story?
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    Swapping per se ... As a walk in, i can relate...
    A current body is needed to experience a time period exchange ...
    Obvious a human experience, is not (always) what it appears to be ...



    Life Is What You Make Of It:

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