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Jeremiah 14:14-16 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

14 Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I have not sent them, neither did I command them, neither spake I unto them, but they prophesy unto you a false vision, and divination, and vanity, and deceitfulness of their own heart.

15 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Concerning the prophets that prophesy in my Name, whom I have not sent, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land, by sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.

16 And the people to whom these prophets do prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, because of the famine, and the sword, and there shall be none to bury them: both they and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on
a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of
it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people
don't want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in
Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the
country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to
drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist
dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no
voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked,
and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the
country to danger. It works the same in any country."

by: Hermann Goering

(1893-1946) Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, President of the Reichstag, Prime Minister of Prussia and, as Hitler's designated successor, the second man in the Third Reich. [Göring]

Date: April 18, 1946

Source: Nuremberg Diary (Farrar, Straus & Co 1947), by Gustave Gilbert (an Allied appointed psychologist), who visited daily with Goering and his cronies in their cells, afterwards making notes and ultimately writing the book about these conversations.

"To give truth to him who loves it not is to only give him more multiplied reasons for misinterpretation."

George MacDonald

CANADA'S GUN OWNERS LABELED ENEMIES OF THE NWO STATE

The NWO desires a disarmed and ignorant populace. You are grist for their coming mill. Heed the warnings while you can. This is the rise of the anti-Christ system. First they come for the guns. Then they come for your rights. After they convince you they are privileges allowed by the oligarchy, they will take them away. Then the terror of the system will commence to take away the former citizens reduced to slave status. You will most likely be brutalized at the end of the process. For being naive enough to let it happen, you deserve that much. You learn the forest or become its fertilizer. Some call it evolution. Some call it survival of the fittest. The signs are clear. 

Marshall McLuhan: Is Satan the prince of the airwaves?

"Electric information environments, being utterly ethereal, foster the illusion of the world as a spiritual substance. It is now a reasonable facsimile of the mystical body, a blatant manifestation of the Anti-Christ. After all, the Prince of this World is a very great electric engineer."

McLuhan letters 1969

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MOCKINGBIRD PATRIOT MEDIA

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on January 20, 2020 at 8:50 AM


A massive alternative media campaign was sprung on us this weekend. Don't go to Virginia. It's a trap.


Could there be anyone who would even for a moment think the enemies of the republic would close up shop and abandon their traitorous agendas without a fight? I guess they think there are.




Whether Second Amendment supporters attend Virginia or not, the state has hired actors for a propaganda operation to rival the Charlottesville event. The media will perpetuate the lies and the patriots and Second Amendment will be vilified. The only way to defeat their plan is more loyal Americans to show up en masse. That will allow the actors to be forced off the street. Imagine if there were tens of thousands of patriots in Charlottesville. The trap couldn't have been sprung. The fraudulent aspects would have been filmed and exposed. The streets would have been filled preventing the escape of the guilty.


Imagine thousands of patriots in Newtown on a certain day of infamy. The charades would be proven beyond doubt. The only way to perpetuate them is to be absent from the playing field. That leaves us with no doubt that the so called alternative media that is telling Second Amendment supporters to stay home are Mockingbird Patriot Media pursuing the goals of the masters with the art of war removing enemy forces from the field of action without firing a shot.




Imagine the same opinion pieces speaking of Concord at a crucial time. Don't go. Stay home. It's a trap. The British army is waiting for you. The London Times will make you look bad. King George is rolling in his grave wishing he had tried that.


Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Imagine if his supporters stayed home. Don't go. It's a trap. They're waiting for you. He knew it. His supporters knew it. They marched into the breech and took their lumps and won the ground. In the British SAS the motto is who dares wins. Sitting it out is the recipe for failure and path to capitulation.



What would the founding fathers have done? They'd have marched. They'd have conquered the ground. The mockingbird media and the actors would have received special treatment for treason that could well have ended on a rope. They would most definitely have silenced the propaganda media had it existed as it does today as a primary objective.


There were great Americans in the past. Their words are just memories not divine inspiration. Admiral Farragut comes to mind. Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead. Have we forgotten the legendary John Paul Jones? I have not yet begun to fight. Our 'patriot' leaders coined the Monty Python vernacular run away, run away. They never began to fight in a wholly unexpected way. They were absent from the fight.



The right to bear arms from its earlier roots in the English Bill of Rights was bestowed upon the victors not the vanquished. The Americans enshrined the right in their Constitution. The British walked away from their heritage and resumed a lifestyle where groveling before the lord and master is the mark of a man. That right was bestowed upon Protestants after The Inquisition. There's nothing like medieval torture to make one determined to establish life, liberty and estate as a way of life backed up by the right to bear arms. I am aghast that the freedom lovers would heed such garbage so blithely, but propaganda works well, very well. We shall see how the day unfolds if the numbers were reduced or the heart of freedom was gutted from the republic without a shot heard around the world. It is a sad epitaph to a great nation.



I'd have like to think that it would be the Americans that held the line against the enemies of freedom. If you're warming your backsides at home, then the republic is lost. You should consider turning in your guns, burning your bibles, shredding your Constitution, tearing down old glory from the mast head and rising the one world blue wonder to which you've willing submitted, or you can say the one word reply of General Anthony McAuliffe of Bastogne facing insurmountable odds in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. When given the option to surrender he said, NUTS! The right to bear arms are for the victors not the vanquished. Choose your lot well. Your freedom was only free because someone else paid for it.


'georgism' on the Constitution:

 

A Constitution not backed up by the people's right to bear arms is no more valuable than a fiat currency not backed by gold or silver. It is a piece of paper that diminishes with value over time as the original terms and conditions are forgotten by the succeeding generations through manipulation or neglect until it is completely worthless.

 

The tyrant can be no more expected to see the needs and desires of the people as the predator his feed. It is the law of the jungle that supersedes all laws over time since it is the lowest common denominator. Without physical means to hold the tyrant at bay, all semblance of honor or justice or peace or liberty is nothing more than an illusion.




The Mockingbird Patriot Media has played their hand. We know them for what they are now a Benedict Arnold press. In days past our fathers marched. Our mothers prepared ammunition and bandages. Nothing of import comes without sacrifice. As you decide, you inherit UN blue or old glory. God Bless America the last bulwark against tyranny. She will stand or fall in the days to come.


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Alissa Skelton

‏Verified account @AlissaSkelton


Trevor O’Connor, 21, traveled from Nashville to show solidarity. Armed with an AR-15 and 170 rounds of ammo. He carried a mask to protect him from tear gas if things turn ugly. He said he fears gun regulations could come to Tennessee next. He said police asked for his address. – at Virginia State Capitol




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Alissa Skelton

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Grayson County Virginia Sheriff Richard Vaughan is here with his deputies. He said he won’t enforce stricter gun laws. We are here to stand up for the Second Amendment, he said. Many people are shaking his hand and thanking him.





8:29 AM - 20 Jan 2020 from Virginia State Capitol


Support your local Sheriff.

Jack Mullen, West Virginia Asserts Its Statehood: Virginia is Divided Again

Posted by George Freund on January 18, 2020 at 2:10 PM


January 18, 2020 James Fetzerblog


Jack Mullen

 

With a match one has no need of a lever; one does not lift up the world, one burns it.

 

—Fire in the Minds of Men

 

In the State of Virginia we can find the essence of the American Revolution and from its distinguished men came the words necessary to craft the documents declaring Americans as a free people and defining their standing as sovereign; the governments below them bound by Law as their servants.

 

Over the course of the many years after the Declaration of Independence until the deliberately created “Civil War” of 1861, Virginia maintained its prominence as the center of the United States; an intellectual and moral citadel protecting the Union, clarifying Law, defending the ideas and structures of power which served to self police the components of governments against abuses and departure from its role as a servant of the people.

 

As a result of the Civil War, a divisive conflict manufactured for purposes of subduing the effect of the liberating “Philadelphia Freedom,” and breaking up a nation more powerful than the banking interests of that day; more powerful than the nascent budding of Communism (1848) – a hammer to destroy nation-states.

 

It was then in history that Virginia began it’s fateful stray from the essence of the Constitution toward the deception that would become known as the Confederacy, an idea based in States rights, but in reality, like today, a deceptive dialectic that would in the end see the United States whole again, but leaving Virginia divided in two.

 

And here again today Virginia is the center of a great conflict of Constitutional proportion whose origins are the same as those resulting in the catastrophe called the Civil War of 1861. As before Virginia is being torn in pieces by the forces of deception which trick the mind with an irresistible dialectic – the left versus right: Communism versus the Constitution.

 

Today the social engineers have inserted their operatives in positions of power, much like Judah P. Benjamin became the chief advisor of Jefferson Davis and Secretary of State for the Confederate States of America. Jefferson Davis, named after legendary Virginian Thomas Jefferson, became the political pawn of European Banking interests while believing he was serving the ideas of the Revolutionary War in which he once served.

 

Modern revolutionaries are believers, no less committed and intense than were the Christians or Muslims of an earlier era. What is new is the belief that a perfect secular order will emerge from the forcible overthrow of traditional authority. [IBID]

 

The great conflicts of history have been shown to be engineered. The great revolutions are calling cards of secret societies creating “order out of chaos” and eliminating any competitive power structures. America now is being positioned for its “Bolshevik” revolution as deceivers push their pawns into impossible positions, which can only be stabilized after the release of explosive chaos and exhaustion of the induced emotional rage – then, finally, the orderly end bringing a demoralizing reinstatement of normalcy – slavery.

 

… there had arisen in St. Petersburg a new type of revolutionary who was to convulse the largest land empire in the world with terror in the late nineteenth century and insurrection in the early twentieth. Three Russian revolutions-in 1905, March 1917, and November 1917-brought the revolutionary tradition out of the wilderness and into power. The Fire in the Minds of Men [IBID]

 

The Russian revolution revealed that the revolution had been organized as a permanent thing: a permanently destructive force, permanently organized with a permanent headquarters and staff, and worldwide aims.

 

Thus, it had nothing to do with conditions here or there, or now and then, or local oppression. It stood for destruction as an aim in itself, or as a means of removing all legitimate government from the world and putting in its place some other government, other governors. The Controversy of Zion

 

Where there’s “Fire in the Minds of Men”, there will be change, even if the controlling minds are not well represented in the graveyard post destruction.

 

Violence was part of what revolutionaries sought-and was in many ways their ultimate form of radical simplification. A thousand hopes and hatreds could be compressed into a single act of blood ritual, transforming philosophes into revolutionnaires. As the darkest mystery of the revolutionary faith, violence was at first mainly discussed by reactionary opponents, who saw the revolutionaries preempting the promise of ancient religions to provide salut par le sang. Revolutionary violence has been best described metaphorically as a volcanic eruption or the birth pain of a new order. Because revolutionaries always believe their violence will end all violence, it might also be described as the sonic boom at which controls must be reversed, the vortex of a whirlpool in which a helplessly descending object may suddenly be hurled up to freedom. Fire in the Hearts of Men [IBID] [emphasis the author]

 

Virginia’s current dialectic conflict has exposed the usurpers in control as not committed to a Republican form of government and as having no intention of enforcing the Constitution. These political pawns are the tool of destructionists; an ancient malignancy out of remission.

 

When these revolutions began they were supposed to be aimed at “kings and priests”, as the symbolic figures of oppression. Now that the power of kings and priests is gone, but the revolution is established in permanence, it may be seen that these were false words, chosen to delude “the multitude”. Revolutions are but attacks on nationhood – Controversy of Zion [IBID] [emphasis by author]

 

Virginia Government Rotten from the Top Down



 

The current Virginia governor is the center piece of the state’s political disgrace. Governor Ralph Northam is the picture perfect example of a destroyer perched in a position of power for the purposes of revolutionary agitation. Consistent with the history of the party of the KKK, Democrat Northam’s behavior exposes the practice of maintaining contradictory positions of political promises when compared to the reality of outcomes. Democrats claim to be the party of equality, anti-racism, concern for the poor, children and the common man. In reality, however they are frequently outed as racists, responsible for the mass murder of children via abortion, and notoriously responsible for rising taxation the endless document slavery (regulation) that keeps the “common man” in poverty. The democratic party is closely aligned with the tenets and goals of the Communist manifesto.

 

Northam was recently an embarrassment to his constituency when he callously described what would happen if a child was born after a failed attempt at late term abortion. Northam, also a physician (do no harm) said “the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother. ” This response is typical of the democratic party’s indifference to life and its history of support for abortion and the continuation of support and funding for child killing organizations like Planned Parenthood. Recently former Communist and now democratic candidate for President, Bernie Sanders had this to say about Planned Parent and his support of abortion.

 

I think right now, given the attacks that we’re seeing in recent years, on Planned Parenthood in particular, and on abortion rights in general, I think what we can do and must do is find candidates in every state in this country and every congressional district in this country who do support absolutely a woman’s right to control her own body,” said Sanders, who said he would “substantially” increase funding for Planned Parenthood. Bernie Sanders

 

It is under the leadership of Northam that Virginia has taken the next required step for revolution – disarming the citizens.

 

Historically Virginia was a state that staunchly supported the Constitution and the protections of the Second Amendment and was home to four founding father Presidents. It is no coincidence the battle for the Constitution would start in the State most responsible for the Constitution and, in this environment, destroyers like Northam can easily agitate for violence and civil war. A facebook post summarizes the situation in Virginia, while exposing the psychopathic aggressiveness of state’s elected “representatives.” These are not servants of the people, but rather servants of an agenda to burn down the Constitutional Republic, exacerbate division between people and, if possible, fire the shots that will begin the next revolution giving excuse to a new red terror.



 

Note Governor Northam, said earlier this month that “the statues of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in both the state Capitol and on this city’s Monument Avenue are offensive, and said he supports creating a commission to recommend a replacement for the statue of Lee that currently represents Virginia in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.” Northam continues to explain “These monuments tell a particular version of history that doesn’t include everyone,” and “In Virginia, that version of history has been given prominence and authority for far too long.” Statements like this are clear examples of Communist political claptrap – does Northam think that history has versions? The history of the Civil War is not about inclusion or some other leftist crafted rhetoric manufactured to control thought and censor and rewrite history. Northam is among those who now claim the Constitution is not the Supreme Law of the United States, but rather some historical document that is no longer relevant.

 

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!” George W. Bush

 

Is Northam organizing a Charlottesville like False Flag Event in Richmond?

 

The Charlottesville Virginia Unite the Right Rally Event of 2017 saw the opening volley of an attack on Constitutional supporting citizens of Virginia. This traumatic event was later found to have been staged and involved the support of the City of Charlottesville, the office of the Governor, and exposed ties to former US State Department employees and George Soros.

 

One of the first commentators and State actors on the scene in Charlottesville was Brennan Gilmore, a former State Department Employee with history of entanglements in psychological operations and hoaxes to achieve agenda. Gilmore was assigned to the Central African Republic (CAR), as part of the US Embassy Staff. While in CAR, Gilmore was involved with a psy-op that became known as the Kony 2012 campaign. This deception involved trying to create the need to involve US troops in a deteriorating political situation (for the US Government) in CAR, which threatened the US Embassy and the political regime of the current puppet US Dictator.

 

They weren’t fighting KONY. He [Gilmore] was there in support of the brutal military dictatorship of General François Bozizé who took over in coup from the elected president of the country, Ange-Félix Patassé. Our puppet dictator Bozize was trying to hold onto power in the face of a 2012 uprising from Séléka CPSK-CPJP-UFDR not “KONY”. But of course, that would have been a harder sell to the fans of President Peace Prize so “KONY” the boogieman. In the end, Special Operations and all the propaganda we could muster did little to stem the tide of CHANGE in CAR and the start of 2013 saw folks like Brennan Gilmore and Bozize flee the country. (reference above)

 

After fleeing Africa, Gilmore eventually landed in Virginia as manager of the campaign of Tom Perriello (Democrat) for Virginia governor earlier this year. Perriello himself has an interesting history of support for pro socialist programs like Obama-Care, TARP, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, and was appointed by John Kerry to a strategic planning committed tied to CIA operation USAID. Perriello has also been involved with subversive government activities in Kosovo, Darfur and Afghanistan, all sites of American destabilization and attempted political regime changes. Most interestingly, while Gilmore was working as manager of the Perriello campaign, the campaign received a $250,000 donation from leftist superstar, (((George Soros))). source

 

Northam in response to yet another planned rally in Virginia, this time in Richmond on Monday January 20th – Martin Luther King Day – has declared a state of emergency beginning Friday January 17th and continuing through Monday. According to an article in “Guns in the News:”

 

Citing violence that erupted in Charlottesville during a Unite the Right rally in 2017, Northam said that there are credible threats that “armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol” during Monday’s rally. In an executive order, he announced he is banning all weapons from Capitol Square for the day.

 

Credible intelligence gathered by Virginia’s law enforcement agencies indicates that tens of thousands of advocates plan to converge on Capitol Square for events culminating on January 20, 2020. Available information suggests that a substantial number of these demonstrators are expected to come from outside the Commonwealth, may be armed, and have as their purpose not peaceful assembly but violence, rioting, and insurrection. Assuring that Virginia’s Capitol Square and surrounding public areas are sheltered safe places for those who come to participate in the democratic process, as well as those who work on or near Capitol Square, is my greatest priority.

 

The anticipated effects of the potential convergence of tens of thousands of demonstrators on Capitol Square, some of whom may not come to assemble peacefully, constitutes an emergency as described in § 44-146.16 of the Code of Virginia (Code).

 

Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution of Virginia, by §§ 2.2-103 and 44-146.13 et seq. of the Code, as Governor and Director of Emergency Management and Commander-in-Chief of the Commonwealth’s armed forces, I proclaim that a state of emergency will exist starting on January 17, 2020 through January 21, 2020. Accordingly, I direct state and local governments to render appropriate assistance to prepare for this event, to alleviate any conditions resulting from the situation, and to implement recovery and mitigation operations and activities so as to return impacted areas to pre-event conditions as much as possible. Emergency services shall be conducted in accordance with § 44-146.13 et seq. of the Code. (source)

 

The Executive Order doesn’t only ban guns, but also includes helmets, shields, and more.

 

“No weapons will be allowed on Capitol grounds,” said Northam, a Democrat. “Everything from sticks and bats to chains and projectiles…. The list also includes firearms. It makes no sense to ban every other weapon but allow firearms when intelligence shows that armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol.” (source)

 

It remains a high probability that something similar to the media complicit psychological operation carried out in Charlottesville in 2017 will be staged on January 20, 2020 to demonize and discredit groups supporting the Constitution, American history, Nationalism and white people.

 

Warning: If you are going to Richmond please do not harm the Constitution, do not harm the Second Amendment.

 

West Virginia Publicly Supporting the Second Amendment and Sending a Message to Virginians

 

West Virginia made a name for itself in January by introducing a bill into the House identified as House Concurrent Resolution 8, the bill revisits West Virginia’s succession from Virginia in 1863, an action enabled and then stamped Constitutional by Abraham Lincoln. The resolution specifically enumerates the historic claims that certain counties in Virginia have suffered because an inequitable measure of taxation exists by which they bear a disproportionate share of the present tax burden of the Commonwealth; but also addresses the issues of Virginia’s overt and flagrant disregard for the Constitution, specifically with respect to the Second Amendment.

 

Whereas, In the latest, and most evident, in this string of grievances, the government at Richmond now seeks to place intolerable restraints upon the rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution to the citizens of that Commonwealth; and

 

Whereas, The Legislative body of West Virginia believes that this latest action defies the wise counsel which has come down to us in the august words of our common Virginia Founders: as the government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of that tribune of liberty, Patrick Henry-who stated to the Virginia Ratifying Convention in 1788 that “The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun”; and

 

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of a Signer of the Declaration and premier advocate of American independence, Richard Henry Lee-who stated in The Federal Farmer that “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms”; and

 

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of that zealous guardian of our inherent rights, George Mason-who stated that “To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them”; and

 

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of the declaimer of our independence and theoretician of our freedoms, Thomas Jefferson-who stated in his first draft of the Virginia Constitution, that “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms”; and

 

Whereas, The Boards of Supervisors of many Virginia counties and the Councils of many Virginia cities have recognized this dangerous departure from the doctrine of the Founders on the part of the government at Richmond; and

 

Whereas, These Boards of Supervisors and Councils have passed resolutions refusing to countenance what they affirm are unwarranted and unconstitutional measures by that government to infringe the firearm rights of Virginians; and

 

Whereas, The actions of the government at Richmond undertaken since the recent general election have, regrettably, resulted in unproductive contention and escalating a lamentable state of civic tension; and

 

Whereas, That, as has been proven in numerous instances, such as have been observed internationally in more recent times with the peaceful dissolutions of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, and the creation of South Sudan, or, earlier in Virginia’s own history, with the formation of Kentucky, the peaceful partition of neighboring peoples can occur, and, is often very beneficial to both sides in reducing tensions and improving the tenor of discourse over ongoing political and societal differences; and

 

Whereas, Article VI, Section 11 of The Constitution of the State of West Virginia explicitly permits additional territory to be admitted into, and become part of this state, with the consent of the Legislature and of a majority of the qualified voters of the state; and

 

Whereas, In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, to join us in our noble experiment of 156 years of separation from the government at Richmond; and, we extend an invitation to any constituent county or city of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia, under the conditions set forth in our state Constitution, specifically, with the consent of a majority of the voters of such county or city voting upon such proposition; and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitutions; and

 

Whereas, Providing that the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall give its assent to any county or independent city presently part of the Commonwealth of Virginia having the opportunity and ability to do so, therefore, be it

 

Offering municipalities the opportunity to Join West Virginia and further promising “their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitutions;” is a supremely unusual and bold move in what is becoming a battle of ideas now reaching the point of a call to action.

 

In a yet another stunning announcement West Virginia has introduced HB4168 a bill that would set the foundation to create a gun sanctuary state by prohibiting enforcement of past, present and future federal gun control. Passage into law would represent a major step toward ending federal acts that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms within the state in practice and effect.

 

This amazing bill goes much farther :

 

The legislation would ban any person, including any public officer or employee of the state and its political subdivisions, from enforcing any past, present or future federal “acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, or regulations” that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms.

 

The bills include a detailed definition of actions that qualify as “infringement,” including but not limited to:

 

taxes and fees on firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition that would have a chilling effect on firearms ownership;

registration and tracking schemes applied to firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition that would have a chilling effect;

any act forbidding the possession, ownership, or use or transfer of a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition by law-abiding citizens;

any act ordering the confiscation of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition from law-abiding citizens.

The proposed law defines “law-abiding citizen” as “a person who is not otherwise precluded under state law from possessing a firearm.”

 

Under the proposed law, infringement on the right to keep and bear arms would include the National Firearms Act of 1934, the Gun Control Act of 1968. Pres. Trump’s bump-stock ban, proposed federal “red-flag laws,” and any future gun control schemes implemented by the federal government.

 

The legislation includes a provision that would allow anybody who violates the law and knowingly deprives somebody of their right to keep and bear arms as defined by the law to be sued for damages in civil court. [emphasis by author]

 

Even going so far as to build in teeth, creating language of law to sue for damages anyone depriving somebody of their right to keep and bear arms.

 

Battle lines are Being Drawn

 

History has shown that good men are often forced into a situation of fight or die. Studying Western Civilization over the past 500 years one can identify a pattern of instigated conflict for purposes of nation and cultural destruction of certain peoples, and power structures to the benefit of others. The destruction is a part of a long term plan of weakening and then conquering dominant European civilization.

 

Most people know something is wrong but have no way to understand who and what is happening and who is to blame. The mainstream media, historically a trusted source, has been captured and is now pure propaganda shielding those who should be blamed. The media works each day spinning narratives and leading people to the wrong conclusion, aiding the destruction of Western Civilization by reinforcing the energies of destruction; division is seeded, diversity is eulogized, values are fragmented, identities are politicized and emotions are traumatized.

 

Americans cannot learn about the enemy watching or listening to any mainstream, omnipresent, media except by expecting lies, inversion, scapegoating and the absolute lack of inclusion of the specific people who are behind the operation to destroy America.

 

I was the CIA Director; we lied, we cheated we stole. We had entire training courses.”-@SecPompeo pic.twitter.com/tehirq1cyX

 

“We’ll Know Our Disinformation Program Is Complete When Everything the American Public Believes Is False.” Willam Casey former director of the CIA

 

Christian Zionists, consciously or not are directly funding, endorsing, and enabling the enemies of America. Judaism is political weapon disguised as religion now controlling the Federal government and more than 28 States. There must come a time when the gloves come off and Americans wake up and struggle for the life of their country and children and those who have died for America. Americans must repudiate those who would support the goals of Israel, over those of America, and fund the aspirations of a mentally ill cult working to do to America what was done to Russia after 1917.

 

The third case, that of the Russian revolution, is entirely different. It culminated in the greatest Judaic triumph and Judaic vengeance on record, either in Old Testamentary history or in later history, and was organized, directed and controlled by Jews who had grown up in the Talmud-controlled areas.

 

This is a fact of our present day, demonstrable and undeniable, and it is the most significant fact in the whole story of Zion, illuminating all the past and giving the key to all the future.

 

For our century, which produced that event has also seen the word “revolution” given a new meaning, or more accurately, given its true meaning: destruction without end until The Law is fulfilled. Controversy of Zion [IBID]

 

Dear West Virginia, My State and My Home

 

Standing up for the second Amendment of the Constitution for United States is a noble and a great ambition, however it is not something to be taken lightly. The forces of evil are not just politicians with unconstitutional ideas, it is an evil that has survived thousands of years, persisting against insurmountable odds and murdering and killing anyone or destroying anything that got in its way. To take on this noble ambition and write these stirring words must mean that you have considered the consequences and are making the necessary plans to defend and resist the forces you have confronted.

 

These same forces controlled World War 1 and 2, in both cases devastating Germany and near the end of WW2 murdering General Patton. It was these same forces that murdered the Czar of Russia and his family and still today are responsible for the mainstream media narrated “shootings” that have been created (scripted, orchestrated) for purposes of disarming the American people.

 

It was representatives of this evil that attacked and attempted to sink the USS Liberty in 1967, killing 34 American soldiers and wounding 171 – and this same force is responsible for the attack on the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001.

 

From the spark comes the flame!

 

It is my hope that a State such as West “By God” Virginia might emerge as defender against the destruction of Constitutional America – a State that might inspire other states and cause a rebirth of Americanism – a return to the Constitution and the destruction of the corporation masquerading as the United States – torching contract fiction, which now enslaves every American citizen. I hope that West Virginia can lead the way toward the liberty and freedom once enjoyed by the citizen, even if they did not understand what they had, and further that West Virginia will not buckle when their loans are called in and those in positions of power are seduced, compromised and controlled by blackmail or financial extortion.

 

It is easy to offer hope and make a stand, but it’s enormously hard to hold up under the pressure our mutual enemy can apply.

 

It’s my heart’s hope that more Americans force themselves to become educated and come to understand, soon, what is happening to their world. The world as it is now compared to the 1980s is significantly different but this nothing – our world can change in a matter of hours to something out of a nightmare. It happened to the whites and Christians in Russia and it will happen here if we cannot wake up and fight back.



 

“But in reality, the main emphasis of the KGB is not in the area of intelligence at all… only about fifteen percent of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other eighty-five percent is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, or active measures, (~Activitia perionachia, in the language of the KGB), or psychological warfare. What it basically means is to change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country. It’s a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages. The first one being demoralization

 

It takes from fifteen to twenty years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years which requires to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of the enemy. In other words Marxist-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students without being challenged or counter-balanced by the basic values of Americanism, American patriotism. …

 

The demoralization process in the United States is basically completed already. For the last thirty-five years. Actually, it is over-fulfilled because demoralization reaches such areas where previously, not even Comrade Andropov [1911-1984] and all his experts would even dream of such a tremendous success. Most of it is done by Americans to Americans, thanks to lack of moral standards. As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter any more. A person who is demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures. Even if I take him, by force, to the Soviet Union and show him concentration camp, he will refuse to believe it until he is going to receive a kick in his fat bottom. When the military boot crashes his, then he will understand. But not before that. That is the tragedy of this situation of demoralization.

 

However ridiculous it may sound, the world Communist system, the world Communist conspiracy. Whether I scare some people or not, I don’t give a hoot. If you are not scared by now, nothing can scare you. But you don’t have to be paranoid about it. What actually happens now, that unlike myself you have literally several years to live on unless the United States wake up. The time bomb is ticking. Every second the disaster is coming closer and closer. Unlike myself, you will have nowhere to defect to, unless you want to live in Antarctica with penguins. This is the last country of freedom and possibility.

 

– Yuri Bezmonov Russian KGB Defector 1985 [emphasis by Author]

 

In your face – killing American boys and girls and destroying American wealth as a matter of business for Israel.


Watch and learn how wars for Israel, especially the coming war with Iran, are being scapegoated on white American men.

 

The flame of faith had begun its migrations a century earlier, when 6 Introduction some European aristocrats transferred their lighted candles from Christian altars to Masonic lodges. The flame of occult alchemists, which had promised to turn dross into gold, reappeared at the center of new “circles” seeking to recreate a golden age : Bavarian Illuminists conspiring against the Jesuits, French Philadelphians against Napoleon, Italian charcoal burners against the Hapsburgs * [Emphasis by Author]


https://jamesfetzer.org/2020/01/jack-mullen-west-virginia-asserts-its-statehood-virginia-is-divided-again/

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED VA. Governor in for a surprise

Posted by George Freund on January 17, 2020 at 2:15 AM



The State of Emergency just declared by Democrat Party Governor Ralph Northam of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States, as his socialist forces push forward to strip this State’s citizens of their gun rights,African-American populations, especially in the Southern States like Virginia—and as one would expect coming from a Governor Northam while trying to strip the guns away from Virginias black citizens, sees Governor Northam forgetting what happened in 2017—which was when President Donald Trump pushed and aided West Virginia Governor Jim Justice to switch his allegiance to the Republican Party from the Democrats—a political party switch critical to the nearly 90% of the counties in Virginia who have declared themselves to be sanctuary cities in response to the socialist Democrats anti-freedom agenda to strip their gun rights away—all of whom the West Virginia legislature has just invited by a resolution to join their State—the critical importance of which lies in the fact that although the United States Constitution says a new State must gain approval from the original State, this never occurred in the case of West Virginia—thus making it the only State in America created by a Presidential Proclamation—a proclamation signed in 1863 by Republican Party President Abraham Lincoln—and upheld in 1871 as being valid by the United States Supreme Court in their 6-to-3 ruling in the landmark case Virginia v. West Virginia— one of the first cases to “establish the principle that Congress may give implied consent, and that such consent may be inferred from the context in which action was taken”—the context in this instance being President Lincoln’s own West Virginia statehood proclamation words “there is still difference enough between secession against the constitution, and secession in favor of the constitution”—which simply means that if President Trump determines Virginia is violating its citizens’ constitutional rights, and these under socialist siege citizens seek redress of same, by proclamation he can move any of its counties and/or cities into West Virginia to end this threat.


The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Going To Take Over Millions Of Jobs

Posted by George Freund on January 16, 2020 at 12:35 PM



January 13, 2020 by Michael Snyder


When we get to a point where literally just about everything can be done more cheaply and more efficiently by robots, the elite won’t have any use for the rest of us at all. For most of human history, the wealthy have needed the poor to do the work that is necessary to run their businesses and make them even wealthier. In this day and age we like to call ourselves “employees”, but in reality we are their servants. Some of us may be more well paid than others, but the vast majority of us are expending our best years serving their enterprises so that we can pay the bills. Unfortunately, that paradigm is rapidly changing, and many of the jobs that humans are doing today will be done by robots in the not too distant future. In fact, millions of human workers have already been displaced, and as you will see below experts are warning that the job losses are likely to greatly accelerate in the years to come.

 

Competition with technology is one of the reasons why wage growth has been so stagnant over the past couple of decades. The only way it makes sense for an employer to hire you is if you can do a job less expensively than some form of technology can do it.

 

As a result, close to two-thirds of the jobs that have been created in the United States over the past couple of decades have been low wage jobs, and the middle class is being steadily hollowed out.

 

But as robots continue to become cheaper and more efficient, even our lowest paying jobs will be vanishing in enormous numbers.

 

For example, it is being reported that executives at Walmart plan to greatly increase the size of their “robot army”…

 

Walmart Inc.’s robot army is growing. The world’s largest retailer will add shelf-scanning robots to 650 more U.S. stores by the end of the summer, bringing its fleet to 1,000. The six-foot-tall Bossa Nova devices, equipped with 15 cameras each, roam aisles and send alerts to store employees’ handheld devices when items are out of stock, helping to solve a vexing problem that costs retailers nearly a trillion dollars annually, according to researcher IHL Group.

 

In addition to scanning shelves, Walmart already has a whole host of robots doing such things as scrubbing floors, unloading trucks and gathering grocery orders…

 

The new robots, designed by San Francisco-based Bossa Nova Robotics Inc., join the ranks of Walmart’s increasingly automated workforce which also includes devices to scrub floors, unload trucks and gather online-grocery orders.



 

Meanwhile, Walmart has been testing “a new employee structure” which is intended to “cut down the size of its store management staff”…

 

Walmart is testing out a new employee structure within its stores in an attempt to cut down the size of its store management staff.

 

The nation’s biggest employer is looking to see if it can have fewer midlevel store managers overseeing workers, with these managers seeing both their responsibilities and their pay increase.

 

So the employees that survive will get a “pay increase” to go with a huge increase in responsibility, but what about all the others that are having their jobs eliminated?

 

Don’t worry, because in an interview about this new initiative one Walmart executive assured us that their employees “like smaller teams”…

 

“Associates like smaller teams, and they like having a connection with a leader. They want something they can own and to know if they are winning or losing every day. And today that does not always happen,” Drew Holler, U.S. senior vice president of associate experience, said in an interview.

 

Today, Wal-Mart is the largest employer in the United States by a wide margin.

 

But these coming changes will ultimately mean a lot more robot workers and a lot less human workers.



 

Of course countless other heartless corporations are implementing similar measures. And considering the fact that one recent survey found that 97 percent of U.S. CFOs believe that a recession is coming in 2020, we are likely to see a “thinning of the ranks” in company after company as this year rolls along.

 

Sadly, even if there was no economic downturn coming we would continue to lose jobs to robots. According to one study, a whopping 45 percent of our current jobs “can be automated”…

 

Here’s the truth: Robots are already starting to take jobs from hourly human workers, and it’s going to continue. Research from McKinsey found that 45% of current jobs can be automated. We need to stop avoiding the situation and create real solutions to help displaced workers.

 

In this day and age, no worker is safe.

 

I know someone that gave his heart and soul to a big corporation for many years, and then one day he was called into the office when he arrived for work and he was out of a job by lunch.

 

He hadn’t done anything wrong at all. It is just that his heartless corporate bosses had decided to eliminate his position throughout the entire company.

 

If you think that they actually care about you, then you are just fooling yourself.

 

Unfortunately, the job losses are just going to keep accelerating. In fact, it is being projected that approximately 20 million manufacturing jobs around the globe could be taken over by robots by the year 2030…

 

Robots could take over 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world by 2030, economists claimed Wednesday.

 

According to a new study from Oxford Economics, within the next 11 years there could be 14 million robots put to work in China alone.

 

And as wealthy executives lay off low wage workers in staggering numbers, that will make the growing gap between the rich and the poor even worse…

 

“As a result of robotization, tens of millions of jobs will be lost, especially in poorer local economies that rely on lower-skilled workers. This will therefore translate to an increase in income inequality,” the study’s authors said.

 

The good news is that the full extent of this ominous scenario is not likely to completely play out. The bad news is that this is because our society is rapidly moving toward complete and utter collapse.

 

I wish that there was an easy solution to this growing problem.

 

In a free market system, should anyone be trying to mandate that employers must hire human workers?

 

But if millions upon millions of men and women can’t feed their families because they don’t have jobs, that will create the sort of social nightmare that we cannot even imagine right now.

 

This is something that all of the 2020 presidential candidates should be talking about, because this is a crisis that is spinning out of control, and it is getting worse with each passing day.



Photos That Show The Terrifying Power Of The Taal Volcano Which Just Erupted In The Philippines

Posted by George Freund on January 16, 2020 at 12:15 PM



As Australia is being devastated by uncontrollable bushfires, the Philippines was just hit by another natural disaster. Taal Volcano located on the big island of Luzon erupted January 12, 2020, reportedly sending ash and steam up to 6-9 miles into the sky. With the alert level of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) escalating from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 4, it is now believed that "a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days."

 

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology ordered an evacuation in the towns of Balete, San Nicolas and Talisay in Batangas and other towns within the shores of Taal Lake. As people watched in awe and terror, some managed to snap pictures of the erupting volcano. The images show the smoke and ash rising from the mouth of Taal, reaching high up in the sky. Due to this, the Manila International Airport Authority was forced to suspend all flights to and from all terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

 

Unfortunately, numbers aren't stacked in the residents' favor as a more severe explosive eruption seems to be just moments away and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs issued a situation report stating that an estimated number of 459,300 people are within the 14 km danger zone.




The demon from hell is summoned.



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7 Major Earth Changes That Are Happening Right Now That Everyone Needs To Know About

Posted by George Freund on January 16, 2020 at 9:50 AM



January 14, 2020 by Michael Snyder

 

There has never been a time in modern human history when our planet has been changing as rapidly as it is changing right now. The sun is behaving very strangely, freakishly cold weather is breaking out all over the world, ocean temperatures continue to rise, volcanoes all over the globe are shooting ash miles into the air, Australia is experiencing the worst wildfires that they have ever seen, and the north magnetic pole has been moving at a pace that is deeply alarming scientists. Could it be possible that all of this bizarre activity is leading up to some sort of a crescendo?

 

Sadly, most people don’t even realize what is happening, and that is because the mainstream media only emphasizes stories that fit with the particular narratives that they are currently pushing.

 

But it has gotten to the point where nobody can deny that really weird things are happening. The following are 7 major earth changes that are happening right now that everyone needs to know about…

 

#1 According to NASA, solar activity has dropped to the lowest level in 200 years. The following comes from the official NASA website…

 

The forecast for the next solar cycle says it will be the weakest of the last 200 years. The maximum of this next cycle – measured in terms of sunspot number, a standard measure of solar activity level – could be 30 to 50% lower than the most recent one. The results show that the next cycle will start in 2020 and reach its maximum in 2025.

 

Of course NASA insists that everything will be just fine, but others are wondering if this lack of solar activity could potentially spawn another “Little Ice Age”…

 

When solar activity gets really low, it can have the effect of a “mini ice age.” The period between 1645 and 1715 was marked by a prolonged sunspot minimum, and this corresponded to a downturn in temperatures in Europe and North America. Named after astronomers Edward Maunder and his wife Annie Russell Maunder, this period became known as the Maunder Minimum. It is also known as “The Little Ice Age.”

 

#2 When solar activity gets very low, it has traditionally meant very cold and very snowy winters, and right now we are seeing snow in places that are extremely unusual…

 

The Egyptian capital, Cairo, was also turned white at the start of the month, despite the city not having snow in 112 years, and experiencing less than an inch of rain each year.

 

Many parts of Greece were covered in snow in early January, with low temperatures and strong frost.

 

The cold front named ‘Hephaestion’, after an Ancient Greek army general, thrashed the Greek landscape, bringing rain, sleet and ice in the east.

 

#3 Meanwhile, the oceans of the world just keep getting hotter and hotter. In fact, ocean temperatures off the California coast have been setting new all-time record highs. It is odd that this is taking place at a time of such low solar activity, but according to NBC News this is definitely happening…

 

The world’s oceans hit their warmest level in recorded history in 2019, according to a study published Monday that provides more evidence that Earth is warming at an accelerated pace.

 

The analysis, which also found that ocean temperatures in the last decade have been the warmest on record, shows the impact of human-caused warming on the planet’s oceans and suggests that sea-level rise, ocean acidification and extreme weather events could worsen as the oceans continue to absorb so much heat.

 

#4 There have always been wildfires, but we have never seen anything like this. During the summer, countless catastrophic fires burned millions upon millions of acres in the Amazon rainforest, and this winter Australia’s fires have actually been a total of 46 percent larger than the fires that we witnessed in the Amazon. Australia has never seen anything like this before, and according to NASA the smoke from these fires will completely circle the Earth…

 

Once was bad enough, but smoke from Australia’s devastating bushfires is set to return to the country to complete a round-the-world trip that has seen it impact on air quality as far away as South America.

 

By Jan. 8, the smoke had made its way halfway around the world and will make at least one full circuit, according to scientists at NASA, citing satellite tracking data. New Zealand experienced severe air quality issues, while hazy skies and colorful sunsets and sunrises were seen in parts of Chile and Argentina.



 

#5 During the first half of 2020, volcanoes all over the world have been roaring to life and have been shooting giant clouds of hot ash miles into the sky. For example, in the Philippines the Taal volcano shot ash nine miles into the air on Sunday, it has also been shooting scorching hot lava half a mile into the air, and the ground around the volcano is starting to crack wide open.

 

But even after all the devastation that we have already seen, authorities are warning that it could “re-explode at any moment”…

 

The gray ash is knee-deep. It covers the homes, the bloated cadavers of cows and horses, their limbs protruding at unnatural angles in the shadow of a sulking volcano that could re-explode at any moment.

 

“My home is now gone,” said Melvin Mendoza, 39, a boatman who returned on Tuesday to Taal, the volcanic island in the middle of a freshwater lake just 40 miles south of Manila, which erupted on Sunday like an atomic bomb mushroom cloud.

 

Let us hope that this volcanic activity does not spread throughout that general area, because the largest super volcano caldera in the entire world has been discovered not too far from the Philippines…

 

A team including members from GNS Science have identified an ancient mega-volcano that could have the largest known caldera on Earth.

 

The 150km (93.2 miles) wide feature is on the crest of Benham Rise, an oceanic plateau off the Philippines coast. In comparison, the caldera at Taupō is about 35km (21.8 miles) wide, and that at Yellowstone about 60km (37.3 miles).

 

#6 All of this is taking place while the north magnetic pole is moving toward Russia at a very rapid pace. The following comes from CNN…

 

The north magnetic pole has been slowly moving across the Canadian Arctic toward Russia since 1831, but its swift pace toward Siberia in recent years at a rate of around 34 miles per year has forced scientists to update the World Magnetic Model — used by civilian navigation systems, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and US and British militaries — a year ahead of schedule.

 

#7 On top of everything else, the Earth’s magnetic field has been steadily weakening over time, and this has some experts extremely concerned…

 

In a forum on Quora, science fiction writer and journalist C Stuart Hardwick revealed that satellite data, such as those collected by the European Space Agency’s SWARM mission, revealed that the magnetic field has been weakening for about 5 percent each century. He noted that currently, the strength of the magnetic field is at 29.5 microteslas, which is 14 percent weaker than its previous state three centuries ago. According to Hardwick, the SWARM satellites detected increased deterioration within regions of the magnetic field over North America. He said these regions weakened by about 3.5 percent over the span of just three years.

 

Without our magnetic field, life on Earth could not exist for long.

 

And it doesn’t have to disappear completely to be a massive problem. If it simply gets weak enough, dwelling on the surface is going to become exceedingly difficult.

 

As I keep warning, our planet is becoming increasing unstable, and what we have experienced so far is just the beginning.

 

The demands of life can often cause us to focus on things that don’t really matter. Hopefully we can get more people to wake up while there is still time, because the clock is ticking for humanity and for our planet as a whole.


http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/7-major-earth-changes-that-are-happening-right-now-that-everyone-needs-to-know-about

"We Are Being Overrun": German Government Escalates Its War On Gold

Posted by George Freund on January 16, 2020 at 8:35 AM





Submitted by Ronan Manly, BullionStar.com

 

In the run up to the end of the year during December, a remarkable sight emerged across Germany - long lines of customers queuing up outside the country’s precious metals shops and gold dealer showrooms.

 

Was it seasonal gift buying by Germany’s citizens, a population well-known for its love of physical precious metals? Or perhaps the onset of panic about negative interest rates in Europe’s largest economy?

 

As it turns out, panic it was, but of a different type, with the long lines triggered by the realization that from 1 January 2020, new national legislation was to take effect that would dramatically reduce the threshold on anonymous buying of precious metals from the existing €10,000 limit (US$ 11,150) to a far lower limit of €2000 (US$ 2,230), all under the guise of money laundering prevention.

 

With a staggering 9,000 tonnes of gold held by the German population, 55% of which is in the form of physical gold bars and gold coins and the rest in gold jewelry, Germany's citizens are savvy about gold and are active savers and investors in the yellow precious metal. Add to this the fact that the German bullion market is one of the most sophisticated and developed in the world, supporting an extensive set of industry participants from banks and gold refineries, to nationwide gold dealers and distributors, to smaller regional and local bullion retailers.

 

Panic buying - "We are being overrun"

 

So when the German government throws up restrictions on such a fundamental right as anonymous buying of gold and other precious metals, Germany’s citizens were going to sit up and take notice and do what any rationale economic actor would do in the circumstances - buy as much gold as they can get their hands on before the 1 January deadline. Hence the queues and long lines outside the gold shops including some of Germany's biggest gold dealers such as Degussa and Pro Aurum.

 

Börse Online, Germany's leading investor magazine, summed up the situation in its 13 December article "Supply shortages at gold traders: 'We are overrun, the queues go up into the street'":

 

"Large gold traders such as Pro Aurum and Degussa are currently experiencing massive bottlenecks in gold products, and customers are literally buying their shelves empty. "We are currently being overrun," says Raphael Scherer, managing director at Degussa Edelmetalle. "The queues go up into the street."

 

It is similar with Pro Aurum. Like Degussa, the company is one of the largest gold traders in Europe. "We are currently seeing a tripling of the normal order volume - both online and in the branches," says Robert Hartmann from Pro Aurum".

 

Kerstin Botschek, Branch Manager at Degussa in Cologne, explained the situation to German newspaper Die Welt in its 23 December "Legislative change creates queues in front of gold trading houses":

 

"These long lines are based on the lowering of the cash limit. 98.5 percent of customers want to buy gold for less than 10,000 euros without registering. Few are buying jewelry any other gift.”

 

The situation was similar at Pro Aurum in Munich which it documented on its website:

 

"Many Pro Aurum employees in Munich cannot believe their eyes…the line of waiting customers extends to the on the sidewalk in front of the building. In the freezing cold, people persevere to buy physical precious metals. You take everything that is still available with you - but the product range is shrinking day by day, because the demand is simply overwhelming."




 

Line of customers queuing up outside Degussa's gold shop in Frankfurt, 24 December

 

Germany goes beyond the EU Directives

 

To understand why this is truly part of a war on gold by the German government, we must understand the background to this legislation. The European Union (EU), of which Germany is a member, regularly issues legal Directives on all manner of subjects. These directives, although they are required to be reflected in the national law of member states, don't dictate how they should be reflected in national law, and so member states have flexibility in how they implement the directives within their national legislations. One such body of Directives are the EU Anti Money Laundering Directives, which the EU claims are to protect the financial system from being used for money laundering and terrorist financing.

 

In mid-November 2019, Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, enacted a German federal government bill which implemented a European Union (EU) amendment to the fourth EU Money Laundering Directive. This amendment, known as the fifth EU Money Laundering Directive, was introduced by the EU in 2018, and then EU member states had until 10 January 2020 to reflect the changes in their national law via domestic legislation. The German Federal Council then passed the Bundestag's act on 29 November and the law came into force on 1 January 2020.

 

But on this occasion, the German government in its legislation, went much further than the requirements of the latest EU Money Laundering Directive. Specifically, as regards transactions in precious metals, the new German law passed in November (a draft of which is here in pdf) lowered the threshold on where precious metals can be bought without identity checks (anonymous transactions) from €10,000 to €2,000 per transaction.

 

In Germany, anonymous transactions such as these are known as “Tafelgeschäfte”. Generally speaking, the German concept of “Tafelgeschäfte” can refers to any over-the-counter transaction for an investment or security that a customer can receive in physical form. This could include bearer bonds or an equity security with attached dividend coupons, as well as physical precious metals bars and coins. In these literally “over the counter” or across the counter transactions, customers do not need an account to perform the transaction, and customer identity remains anonymous, e.g. in the case of gold, the customer pays cash, and the dealer or bank hands over gold bars or coins.

 

But while the 2018 EU Directive said nothing whatsoever about precious metals, this did not stop the German federal government from dramatically lowering the anonymous threshold for precious metals transactions in its 2019 version of its domestic bill, a bill that it claims reflects the fifth EU Money Laundering Directive.




Long lines outside a gold shop in Stuttgart, Germany, on 30 December. Source

 

Its also important to note that the existing €10,000 threshold limit on anonymous precious metals transactions in Germany (Tafelgeschäfte) had only been in existence since 2017. Prior to that, the reporting threshold was €15,000. This threshold reduction from €15,000 to €10,000 was also rail-roaded through in German legislation which supposedly reflected the 2015 EU-Directive against Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (a.k.a. the fourth EU AML-Directive). But again in that instance, while the 2015 EU Directive said nothing about precious metals, the 2017 German legislation defined a list of 'high value goods' including “precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum”, “gemstones” and “jewelry and watches”, deeming that:

 

“All goods dealers who make or receive cash payments of 10,000 euros and more (previously 15,000) will have to fulfill the obligations of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive”.

 

When it becomes serious, you have to lie

 

Fast forward to the 2019 German bill and out of nowhere it states that:

 

“The findings of the national risk analysis have shown that, especially in the area of gold trading, heavy cash transactions are taking place just below the current threshold for identification obligations of 10,000 euros, ... The threshold of EUR 2,000 envisaged in the draft law aims to prevent or significantly limit this bypass trade.”

 

And also that:

 

"In the area of precious metals trading, strong cash transactions can be observed below the threshold amount of 10,000 euros that was applicable under the previous legal situation. At the same time, there is an increased risk of money laundering in the area of precious metals trading. The regulation is necessary to prevent possible evasion and smurfing.”

 

Strong cash flows observed by who, you might ask? Certainly not the bullion industry. According to, Raphael Scherer, managing director at Degussa Edelmetalle in a December interview with Borse Online:

 

"gold traders must already report suspected cases of money laundering. 'We also reject customers who think they can buy Eur 9999 multiple times from us to get around the threshold' said Scherer. 'There are such cases, but these are isolated cases.'"

 

The lack of concrete evidence put forward by the Federal government for lowering the transaction threshold was also not lost on German parliamentary deputies, some of whom submitted questions government asking for details. The following selection of questions are from Frank Schäffler, Christian Dürr, and Dr. Florian Toncar of the FDP, and the answers from the government are shocking to say the least:

 

Q 1. To the best of the knowledge of the Federal Government, what is the value of the precious metals held by private individuals in Germany?

 

Answer: The Federal Government has no knowledge of this.

 

 

Q2. What was the annual volume of trade in precious metals in Germany during the last five years, according to the Federal Government (please break down the answer according to the individual years and precious metals)? How much of this is accounted for by private individuals?

 

Answer: The federal government has no information on this.

 

 

Q3. To the knowledge of the Federal government cabinet, what was the annual volume of cash transactions for precious metals in Germany in the last five years (please break down according to the individual years)?

 

Answer: Money laundering supervision of the trading of precious metals in the non-financial sector is the responsibility of the Länder. Therefore, the government cabinet has no information on the annual volume of cash transactions in precious metals.

 

 

Q3 a) How many people living in Germany have bought precious metals using anonymous cash transactions in the past five years?

 

Q3 b) How many individual transactions of this type (cash for precious metals below Eur 10,000) have been carried out in the past five years?

 

Answer: The federal government has no information on this.

 

 

Q3 c) What proportion of these cash transaction business for precious metals is accounted for by trading in gold, silver or platinum?

 

Answer: The exact share of gold, silver and platinum Tafelgeschäfte (anonymous over the counter transactions) is not known to the federal government. The findings available to the federal government from the competent supervisory authorities of the Lander suggest that the vast majority of them in the non-financial sector involve trading in gold. In contrast, the trade in silver and platinum is considerably lower.

 

 

Q4. To the knowledge of the federal government, how many precious metal dealers are there currently in Germany?

 

Q 4 a) How many of them do transactions of cash for precious metals below the Eur 10,000 limit?

 

Answer: The money laundering supervision of trading in precious metals in the non-financial sector is the responsibility of the Länder... The federal government therefore has no findings.

 

 

Q4 b) According to the federal government, how many precious metal traders have been involved in money laundering or terrorist financing over the past ten years?

 

Answer: Reference is made to the answer to question 6b

 

War on Gold - War on Truth

 

The answer to question 6b makes incredible reading and really torpedos any claim that the German government need to target precious metals transactions for money laundering.

 

Q6 b) In how many reporting or criminal cases was there a reference to precious metals?

 

Answer:

 

In 2017, of 59,845 suspicious transaction reports that were recorded by the Central Office for Financial Transaction Investigations (FIU), 64 related to precious metals.

 

In 2018, of a total of 77,252 suspicious transaction reported to the FIU, 175 related to precious metals.

 

So over the most recent two year period, of 137,097 suspicious transactions reported to the Central Office for Financial Transaction Investigations, only 239 cases related to precious metals. That's just 0.17%. But wait! It gets more ridiculous. Of these 239 cases reported to the FIU in which precious metals were involved, only 4 of these involved amounts below the already applicable € 10,000 threshold. Just 4 cases.

 

According to Bundestag deputy, Frank Schäffler:

 

"If the government lowers the threshold forTafelgeschäfte [over the counter transactions] only because of four specific cases, it shows the absurdity of the tightening."

 

The questions continue:

 

Q6 c) To the best of the knowledge of the Federal Government, how often and to what extent over the past ten years have anonymous cash transactions for precious metals been used for money laundering

 

Answer: No statistical data are available about the frequency of the use of so-called "Tafelgeschäfte" for the purpose of money laundering

 

 

Q7. What information does the Federal Government have “that especially in the area of gold trading, a strong cash flow just below the current threshold for identification requirements of 10,000 euros takes place”?

 

Answer: The reduction in the threshold amount is based on the findings of the national risk analysis of the federal government, in which the supervisory authorities of the federal states as well as the police and law enforcement and security authorities contributed findings.

 

In the area of precious metals trading, a strong cash traffic below the current legal situation threshold amount of 10.000 euro was observed. At the same time, in the area of precious metals trading there is an assumed increased risk of money laundering.

 

As a product - comparable to cash - precious metals offer a high degree of anonymity and are suitable for the investment of large amounts with above-average value stability, easy transportation and global acceptance.

 

In other words, these statists detest all the positive characteristics of gold and their true colors are being shown in the above statement.

 

The questions continue:

 

Q8. What benefits does the federal government expect from lowering the threshold on anonymous over the counter transactions?

 

To what extent does the federal government estimate that money laundering transactions would be prevented by the new upper limit [lower threshold]?

 

Answer:...The regulation is particularly necessary in order to avoid possible circumvention and to prevent the artificial splitting of transactions ("Smurfing").

 

Due to its arbitrary denomination of transactions without loss of value and its high acceptance as a means of payment, trading in gold is particularly vulnerable to money laundering.

 

With this reduction, a threshold amount is being chosen at which it can be assumed that it will be economically unattractive for refineries and traders to reduce the delivery weight [of metal] with the aim of falling below the threshold [economically unattractive in smaller bars or coins]

 

 

Q11. What is the upper limit for panel laws is provided to the knowledge of the Federal government, at least?

 

Q 11a) Why does the federal government go beyond the minimum ceiling of EUR 10,000 in the fourth EU money laundering Directive (2017)


 

Answer: The new 2019 Germany act reduces the threshold because it’s a risk-oriented extension of the due diligence obligations of precious metal traders. The reduction of the threshold amount is based on findings from the National Risk Analysis of the federal government. These national findings provide no basis for an EU-wide scheme.

 

In other words, the German government has gone far beyond any EU Directive and is explicitly targeting gold transactions and gold ownership with no mandate from any EU Directive.

 

Q 12. What is the federal government's assessment of the last amendment to the Money Laundering Act of 26 June 2017, in which the upper limit for anonymous precious metal transactions was lowered from Eur 14 999.99 euros to EUR 9 999.99 ?

 

Q12 a) How did the last change affect the over the counter cash transactions business in Germany impact?

 

Q12 b) to what extent could money laundering via precious metal be prevented by this, according to estimates by the federal government?

 

Answer: The money laundering supervision of the trade in precious metals lies in the responsibility of the Länder (German states). The Federal government has no regulatory insights into questions a) and b) on the development of over the counter cash transactions and the prevention of money-laundering cases. Otherwise, refer to the answer to question 7.

 

So in less than three years, the German government has reduced the threshold on anonymous cash transactions for physical precious metals from €15,000 to €10,000 and now to €2000. That's 7.5 times less. But where did such a view come from? Certainly not from Germany’s gold dealers, nor from any studies by the federal government. And they have now lowered the limit from €10,000 to €2,000 on the basis of 4 possibly suspicious FIU cases i.e. on no evidence at all.

 

The entire confidence trick of the Federal government on justifying the lowering of the precious metals threshold refers to the “national risk analysis". This risk analysis, however, is just a bunch of management consultant-speak claims lacking in any evidence that directly target cash and gold transactions, and where the only thing it says about gold is the following:

 

"Anonymity: It goes without saying that those involved in money laundering and terrorist financing wish to remain anonymous. The assessment has shown that criminals prefer to use cash over other payment methods, since cash payments leave fewer traces.

 

Cash is not only popular among criminals; it is also favoured among law-abiding citizens. Coins and banknotes are the most commonly used means of payment in Germany. Nonetheless, accepting cash payments remains risky because the cash could have been obtained by criminal means...

 

Because criminals also use gold and other precious metals in their illegal dealings, such cash-like assets are also associated with an increased risk of money laundering and terrorist financing."

 

And there you have it. This direct attack on both cash and gold from the 'national risk analysis', without a shred of evidence, but implemented into the new German law, has now taken Germany one more step closer towards the lose of freedom that gold provides.

 

Next Stop €1000

 

And there is more. The reduced threshold of €2000 now means that even the purchase of a 50 gram gold bar in Germany cannot be done anonymously and is now above the reporting threshold, not to mention the 100 gram and 200 gram gold bars that are very popular among German gold buyers.

 

Last September, the German Federal Council (government cabinet), when commenting on the draft law, even wanted the reportable limit for precious metals to be lowered to €1000, not €2000, saying that:

 

"although the reduction in the threshold from EUR 10,000 to EUR 2,000 is a step in the right direction, in practice it would be just as ineffective against money laundering as the previous threshold of 10,000 euros, since the cash payments for the usual trade size of one ounce (a little over 1 000 euros) can still be divided into anonymous invoices.

 

Incredibly, these statists admit that lowering the limit to €2000 will not combat any money laundering, but they now want total control, with all gold transactions identified, including the purchase of the popular 1 oz gold coin:

 

"The lowering of the threshold value to 1,000 euros would mean that dividing the cash payment into gold coins below the threshold value of 1,000 euros would be economically uninteresting because disproportionate stamping costs are incurred." (by this they mean higher premiums on smaller coins)

 

This time around, the Federal government (who were bringing the legislation) replied to the Federal Council (Cabinet), that they want to first wait and, in due course, check to see how reducing the threshold from EUR 10,000 to EUR 2,000 turns out. But with the Federal Council beating the drum for an even lower limit of EUR 1,000, it appears that Germans will soon not even be able to buy an ounce of gold without providing identification.

 

Conclusion

 

For thousands of years, gold and silver have been a real form of money and savings, and a trusted store of value. Unlike fiat cash, which time and again erodes in value as historical experience has demonstrated. But how the gold crazy German citizenship has allowed this situation to happen remains unclear. Apart from panic buying in December in the run up to the new lower threshold, there does not seem as if there has been any popular political backlash against the new law.

 

With this latest attack against saving in gold and other precious metals, the disinformation of the German government has been laid bare, and as you can see, there is no evidence that over the counter cash purchases of precious metals have anything to do with money laundering in Germany.

 

If a proper national risk analysis wanted to uncover possible money laundering in Europe, there is plenty of potential evidence closer to home, at for example the giant Deutsche Bank or neighboring Danske Bank in Denmark. Likewise, the European Commission in a recent study has already stated that “restrictions on payments in cash would not significantly prevent terrorism financing”. So this new German law against paying cash for gold has nothing to do with terrorist financing.

 

But just as governments and their intelligence agencies are often the biggest sources of terrorist financing and use the trumped-up War on Terror as an excuse to erode civil liberties, governments are also constantly implementing new ways to restrict the use of cash and invade citizen privacy, as this latest example from Germany shows.

 

The true colors of the Germany government in its war on gold and war on citizen privacy are now obvious for all to see. Precious metals dealers in Germany will now have to keep details of all transactions above €2,000 for a statutory retention period of 5 years, and dealers must grant access to these records should supervisory authorities request them. Like all statists, with the data now being recorded, the authorities will in future have a temptation to ask for it. And expect that as soon as next year, Germany will outlaw anonymous gold purchases above EUR 1,000.

 

This article was originally published on the BullionStar.com website under the same title "German Government Escalates its War on Gold".


https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/we-are-being-overrun-german-government-escalates-its-war-gold


All you need is guns and beans. Beans to eat and guns to protect your beans.

 

Lev Parnas's handwritten notes about Giuliani's Ukraine push, annotated

Posted by George Freund on January 15, 2020 at 12:30 PM

 

By Philip Bump


Jan. 15, 2020 at 10:44 a.m. EST

 

Lev Parnas had something of a circular business relationship with former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. Parnas, a native of Ukraine, worked for Giuliani doing translations and, at other times, carrying out various tasks. Giuliani, in his capacity as an attorney, represented Parnas’s separate business.

 

Giuliani has also for the past several years represented President Trump. That representation was “as a private citizen, not as President of the United States” — as Giuliani himself articulated the relationship in a letter he sent last May to then-Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, seeking a meeting. Giuliani took a lead role in the effort to pressure Zelensky to announce new investigations that would benefit Trump politically (and, as he stated, personally).




 

Parnas assisted that effort. Documents provided to the State Department by Giuliani last year include interview summaries indicating that Parnas was present when Giuliani spoke with a former Ukrainian prosecutor who is driving unproven allegations against former vice president Joe Biden. Parnas and Giuliani worked together closely — until last fall, when Parnas was arrested for alleged campaign finance allegations. He’s since decided to cooperate with authorities.


 

One facet of his new embrace of cooperation includes turning over material sought by House impeachment investigators. On Tuesday afternoon, the House Intelligence Committee publicly released some of the documents Parnas had provided it, including four pages of handwritten notes taken on stationery from the Vienna Ritz-Carlton. Across those four pages are a number of oblique or direct references to issues at the heart of the impeachment inquiry — if you know how to translate them.


The notes

 

The notes appear to be a summary of a call between Parnas and Giuliani in which Parnas is jotting down what Giuliani is telling him. We can’t say that with certainty; no concrete proof has emerged that this was the genesis of what’s written. We can only say that the notes are consistent with that scenario, including top-line goals and a list of action items.

 

The first includes two apparent desired outcomes.


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There is joy in Bugville. My retired demoncrat acquaintance who loves to foil with me spewed this as fact yet in the article the elements of doubt are clearly expressed. I replied facetiously just like the magic bullet. He replied yes without thinking. It was planted evidence. To be at least worthy of some semblance of court evidence expert hand writing analysis would be the minimum. DNA or fingerprint evidence more so. What we have here is the classic entrapment scenario not justice verifying the president's comments about witch hunt. At this point the evidence is no better than a rumor on a bathroom wall.

Emergency alert issued after 'incident' at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

Posted by George Freund on January 12, 2020 at 7:50 AM



The Province of Ontario has issued an emergency bulletin after an “incident” at the Pickering Nuclear Generation Station


The emergency bulletin, which was sent out shortly after 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, said it applies to people within 10 kilometres of the facility.


“An incident was reported at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station,” the alert said.


“There has been no abnormal release of radioactivity from the station and emergency staff are responding to the situation.”


The facility is located on Montgomery Park Road beside Lake Ontario, west of Brock Road.


The bulletin said people “do not need to take protective actions at this time.”


More to come.






More to come? How much more? Since there are no details, we can only speculate. Governments, as usual, are tight lipped. After we start dropping in the street, they may start evacuating. It might be wise to stay indoors.


How do you make an error like this? I guess the employee wasn't told to never inform the public of anything sensitive regarding threats to them. I imagine they woke up the premier and he gave them merry hell for the indiscretion.




Alles in Ordnung

Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (PNERP)



Potassium Iodide (KI)


They are now saying they were conducting a drill. My sources are saying the plant was hacked by Iran. We can only expect things to get worse if that is the case.


Emergency alert about incident at Pickering Nuclear Plant "sent in error": OPG


It's a warning that would give anyone chills and put you into panic mode.

 

Fortunately, an emergency alert sent out across Ontario this morning, advising of some sort of unspecified accident at Pickering Nuclear Plant, was a false alarm.

 

While there are still more questions than answers, about the mishap, NEWSTALK1010 has learned that it was reportedly meant to be an internal "test" message during a training drill, but that somehow, it went live across the province just before 7:30 this morning.

 

Speaking to our media partner CP24, James Kilgour with Durham Emergency Management says,"This is something that we do test quite a bit. This is something we do actually work on."

 

Kilgour says that authorities scrambled to retract the warning once they verified it was a false alarm, adding "I cannot confirm how the province issued it."

 

Ontario Power Generation tweeted out a correction some time after the initial alert went out, saying in part, that it was "sent in error" and that "there is no danger to the public and environment" but they've offered no further explanation.




Iranian hackers hit Bahrain oil company, target US power utilities


Iranian hackers have hit Bahrain’s national oil company as a new report finds that Iranian state-sponsored hackers have also been targeting U.S. power utilities.


The attack in Bahrain targeted oil company Bapco Dec. 29 and is said to have involved the use of the new strain of data-wiping malware. Dubbed “Dustman” by the Saudi Arabia National Cybersecurity Authority, the malware, designed to delete data on an infected computer, was quickly detected with only minor disruptions on Bapco’s network.


“This attack could have been much worse, and while we don’t know all the details, I’m willing to bet that Bapco had planned out their response before this incident occurred,” Roger A. Grimes, data-driven defense evangelist at security training company KnowBe4 Inc., told SiliconANGLE. “The lack of utter devastation this time around should be counted as a major computer defense success. ”


Grimes noted that the 2012 Disttrack attack against Saudi Aramco, which devastated that company and put all of Saudi Arabia on its heels for half a year, led to the better successful defense of Bahrain.


“The Saudi Aramco attack changed everything for that part of the world,” he said. “Before the Saudi Aramco attack, Middle East computer security was worse than poor. It was almost nonexistent. But losing 32,000 computers, servers and workstations, in one of the world’s first nation-state attacks and the shutting down of the number one wealth producer for the country has a way of creating focus.”


A separate report from cybersecurity report Dragos Inc. details the activities of an Iranian hacking group it calls Magnallium, also known as APT33 in targeting U.S. power companies.


The report says that the group has been undertaking a broad campaign of password-spraying attacks against U.S. firms since the beginning of 2019. Those are attacks that attempt to access accounts with a few commonly used passwords. Wired reported that another Iranian group called Parasite has also been working with Magnallium by attempting to exploit vulnerabilities in virtual private networking software.


Dragos did not say whether any of the attacks were successful.


Jason Kent, hacker in residence at application security firm Cequence Security Inc., noted that these groups are looking for ways to cause the greatest amount of disruption with the least amount of effort possible.


“Because our electrical grid and gas systems are largely run by regional monopolies, the attackers cannot focus on one target,” he said. “This can be a protective measure so long as each of these organizations has tightened security to the NERC-CIP standards that govern the security of the grid.”


The problem, Kent said, is that security standards often have certain holes and can allow for an attacker to gain access. “These holes are what they are counting on,” he said. “Once in, deleting files or causing damage to networks, has been their goal. Hopefully, they won’t move on to more sophisticated attacks targeting the destruction of sensitive systems like our nuclear power generation systems.”


Why a Shadowy Tech Firm With Ties to Israeli Intelligence Is Running Doomsday Election Simulations

Posted by George Freund on January 9, 2020 at 2:05 PM

 


A shadowy tech firm with deep ties to Israeli intelligence and newly inked contracts to protect Pentagon computers is partnering with Lockheed Martin to gain unprecedented access to the heart of America’s democracy.


 

by Whitney Webb


 

Election Day 2020: 32 Americans dead, over 200 injured, martial law declared and the election itself is canceled. While this horrific scenario seems more like the plot of a Hollywood film, such was the end result of a recent simulation examining the preparedness of U.S. officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Secret Service against “bad actors” seeking to undermine the upcoming presidential election.


 

Yet, this simulation was not a government-organized exercise but was instead orchestrated by a private company with deep ties to foreign and domestic intelligence services, a company that is also funded by investors with clear connections to individuals who would stand to benefit if such a catastrophic election outcome were to become reality.


 

Much of the rhetoric since the last presidential election in 2016 has focused on the issue of foreign meddling by U.S. rival states like Russia, while China has emerged as the new “meddler” of choice in American corporate media as the 2020 election approaches. Though time has revealed that many of the post-2016 election meddling claims were not as significant as initially claimed, the constant media discussion of foreign threats to U.S. democracy and electoral processes – whether real or imagined – has undeniably created a climate of fear.


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