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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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New Zealand police introduce new armed units

Posted by George Freund on November 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM


By Tom Peters


16 November 2019


Late last month, the New Zealand Police launched Armed Response Teams (ARTs) in three districts: the Canterbury region including Christchurch; the Waikato; and Counties Manukau in working class South Auckland. Following a six-month trial, the ARTs will be “evaluated” before most likely being rolled out across the entire country—a major step towards arming all police officers.

 

The ARTs are the latest in a series of moves by the Labour Party-NZ First-Greens government to exploit the far-right terrorist attack in Christchurch in March to strengthen the state’s anti-democratic powers.


So-called “anti-terrorism” legislation introduced last month will allow courts to drastically restrict the freedom of individuals suspected, but not convicted, of involvement in overseas terrorist or “extremist” groups. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has also played a leading role advocating internet censorship in the name of combating “extremism.”

 

Now, the Ardern government is joining others internationally in militarising the police to defend ever-widening levels of social inequality against working class opposition. New Zealand’s ruling elite is undoubtedly watching the mass protests in Puerto Rico, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Lebanon, Hong Kong and elsewhere with growing anxiety. The country has been shaken by nationwide strikes by teachers, nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers, opposing austerity and the decay of public services.


New Zealand is one of a small handful of countries where frontline police do not routinely carry guns, although patrol vehicles are equipped with them. In 2008, the previous Labour Party government armed police with tasers. An elite Armed Offenders Squad (AOS), with 352 members, was called out 1,058 times in 2017 to deal with allegedly armed suspects.

 

In response to widespread opposition to the ARTs, Ardern told TVNZ she was “totally opposed to the routine arming of the police.” She claimed the ARTs were “specialised” units that would be “called out” in cases where suspects were known to be armed.

 

This is thoroughly misleading. The ARTs, unlike the AOS, are deployed seven days a week to carry out standard tasks including so-called “preventive patrolling” in “high-risk areas.” Police Association president Chris Cahill told Radio NZ the ARTs would also be involved in “lower risk” activities, saying: “I don’t think anyone would expect that they should just sit around and do nothing all day.”

 

To justify the armed units, Police Commissioner Mike Bush said “our operating environment has changed” since fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant killed 51 people and injured 50 more in Christchurch using a military-style semi-automatic rifle. Ardern claimed that there was “a prevalence of guns in New Zealand” and police had to be better prepared for incidents involving firearms.

 

In fact, gun ownership has fallen considerably since the March 15 attack. The government banned possession of weapons like Tarrant’s and more than 36,000 guns have been turned in during a buyback.

 

There are many unanswered questions about why police did not prevent the Christchurch atrocity. Police issued Tarrant a firearms license, which required officers to visit his flat and take statements from referees. This was after Tarrant had made numerous threats against “communists” and immigrants on social media, including a death threat that was dismissed by Australian police. New Zealand police ignored a warning from a member of the Bruce Rifle Club, where Tarrant was a member, about violent and racist talk among club members.

 

Tarrant’s fascist manifesto, which expressed sympathy for the police and military, was banned in an anti-democratic decision by New Zealand’s censor. A royal commission of inquiry into how Tarrant’s attack was planned and carried out is being held in secret.

 

The Christchurch attack is being used to make changes that have been planned for years. The Labour Party and its coalition partner NZ First ran a law-and-order campaign in the 2017 election, promising to increase police numbers by 1,800, or about 20 percent. Labour recruited former police union leader Greg O’Connor as a member of parliament. O’Connor had long advocated for police to be armed and has defended every shooting by police.

 

Shootings have already increased dramatically. In 2017, Stuff reported that 35 people were shot by police, 16 of them fatally, in the previous 10 years. This compared to 42 people shot in the 100 years prior to 2007. No officers have been charged, including in recent cases in 2015 and 2016 where witnesses described the shootings as unnecessary.

 

A petition against armed patrols on the ActionStation website gained more than 8,000 signatures in three weeks. One signatory, Tama’a, commented: “I don’t want NZ to turn into America, where there’s going to be higher chance of Maori/Pacific Islanders getting killed.”

 

Sol Marco wrote: “Increased militarisation of the police and these patrols will only increase violence. The police are already biased against Maori, against poor people and against those who may have problems with mental illness… This is frightening.”

 

About 60 people protested in Manukau Square on November 2 against the ARTs. Counties Manukau is one of the poorest areas of the country, with a large proportion of Maori and Pacific Islanders, who are disproportionately affected by police violence. From 2009 to 2019, 66 percent of those shot by police were Maori or Pacific, who make up just 22 percent of the population.

 

Mental Health Foundation chief executive Shaun Robinson told Radio NZ “more armed officers will result in more deaths and injuries for people experiencing mental health crises.” He noted that the similar warnings when tasers were introduced were ignored and that weapons are used disproportionately against mentally ill people.

 

The ARTs will not be the last move to strengthen police powers. The Ardern government has proposed new “Firearms Prohibition Orders,” which Police Minister Stuart Nash admitted would infringe on human rights. Anyone with a criminal conviction deemed “high risk” could be barred from “being around others who have firearms, using them under supervision, or being at a location that enables access to guns.” To enforce the orders, police would get much greater powers to carry out warrantless searches.

 

The author also recommends:

 

New Zealand government expands police training in schools

[14 February 2019]

 

Why was the New Zealand terrorist attack not prevented?

[27 March 2019]

 

Australian police dismissed death threat by Christchurch terrorist

[12 April 2019]


https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/16/poli-n16.html


It's all love and peace today. It's Blade Runner tomorrow after you're helpless.


CANADIAN CALIGULA?

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on November 15, 2019 at 6:20 PM


A private information has been laid against the Emperor of Canada Justinian I. It was laid by former fire fighter Norman Traversy with the assistance of Gary McHale who has been a specialist in these matters prosecuting the Commissioner of the OPP and an attorney general.


Like all battles against the elite power structure, resistance is to be expected. In Norman's case, the doors to the courts were secured against his entry; or the police were used to evict him from the premises.


Norman was injured in his career as a fire fighter and placed on benefits. These benefits were restricted at some point and Norman made it his mission to uncover the details of these plans like pensions and compensations. He found what he estimated $1 billion was siphoned from Ontario and diverted to the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. They manage in excess of $152 billion.





bcIMC is a crown corporation which is a corporation owned by the Queen. These various pension corporations have a valuation of $1.2 trillion. It is Norman's case that large sums of money are siphoned off to the Prime Minister and his cronies. The crux of the matter might be that since the companies are the Queen's, it is not a crime to divert wealth with her acquiescence. If that is the case, there would be no crime. That could be the rationale behind the case not being advanced. However, that cannot be announced in open court because the people would be released from their collective sleep. We are still slaves of the crown as well managed as a herd of cattle.




However, there are deep, demonic aspects of the case and the people. In their quest for power, male political leaders are compromised by sexual liaisons of an illicit nature. At first homosexual relations could and would be a means to maintain control of them. Another prime way would be to entice married leaders into affairs with other women. Worse still would be seeking out pedophiles to add serious revulsion against their activities to obtain blind obedience. Then the last and most effective mechanism involved ritual sexual degradation up to and including murder and cannibalism. The worse the crime, the better able to master the leaders, and the more evil they could be made to act on events under their tenure.

In Canada one of the worst examples known was the infamous pig farm of the Picton brothers in British Columbia. The farm was turned into a party palace where the up and coming leaders and polical politburo could be trapped in the above traps. They could be photographed and blackmailed. Since their overall disposition was the love of evil and sordid violence and degradation of the human soul, they could be expected to rather enjoy the escapades. The pig farm was rezoned and turned into a registered charity to exploit those ends.




It is Norman's evidence that Robert Pickton's notorious pig farm was a CIA, Hell's Angels operation. The farm ran an entertainment venue of drugs, sex and violence. It is known that the Pickton's were serial killers responsible in the deaths of 49 women. The sad saga of the missing First Nations' women ended here in some cases. In a sense everybody knew, but nothing ever happened. Police of all stripes attended. The mayor attended. VIP's in politics and business attended. They were blackmailed and placed under the control of powerful, evil forces. That end of the line was named Piggy's Palace.


Abel Danger's Field McConnell recently arrested in Wisconsin went to great links to expose this sordid level of corruption. He further applied himself to the notorious fiend Brian Epstein. He has the status of noble information warrior in my books. He has written about the material Norman Traversy revealed in our Power Hour Nation interview. It couldn't be any worse. The farm was under the protection of the police and government. Norman states, a former Toronto reporter by the name of Carol Taylor married the mayor of Vancouver Art Phillips. She was instrumental in the rezoning. She became B.C.'s minister of finance and turned the Queen's bcIMC loan of $10 million to Pickton's farm into a government one with no interest or repayment provision. Those are awesome revelations for a woman who was also the head of the CBC and Chancellor of Simon Fraser University.

Back in those glory days a young associate of the West Point Grey Academy Justin Trudeau was just 17 miles from the farm. He was being groomed for the life of the Satanic master it would appear. He was involved with underage girls, but that may be the least of his crimes. During the election one was paid $2.5million for a non disclosure agreement. Norman alleges parents of four others died in the Arkansas manner.



It is this reporter's opinion that there are deeper, darker aspects to these enterprises beyond mere control mechanisms. They are operations run for the mysterious race that really controls humanity. They have been termed nephalim in the Bible. They seem to have mastery of the hidden recesses of the military industrial complex. They seem to garner power from the fear generated by the sacrificed. That is why they extol abortion, war, violence and punishment. They appear well protected by the vassal states as well. They groom our leaders in the fine arts of sacred rituals and torment of victims in the most horrific of manners.

Our question must be was Mr. Trudeau part of the Palace as a budding emperor of the Canadian nation? Was there a reason he was positioned with a cover at a school so close to the debauchery? I would suggest there is. Jody Wilson Raybould, a former liberal cabinet minister, refused to submit to Justin Trudeau's abuses of justice. She's the daughter of a chief in the area. In the time of Pickton's arrest and Trudeau's departure from school, she was with the Crown Prosecution Service. If she would only talk. The monster on 24 Sussex might be disgraced to oblivion. The Canadian government pays hundreds of millions of dollars of tribute to mass media so that is highly unlikely to be revealed.


Band plays the venue in 2002

It was the hottest ticket in Vancouver area to be sure. A further connection was Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra. He was in league with the Clinton Foundation and the selling of Uranium One. He was connected to James Comey of FBI and HSBC fame to supply fake ISIS videos. He controlled Lionsgate Films for a time.




What are our leaders save and expect modern day versions of Caligula? There were ancient cults of ritual abuse like this since the dawn of time I would submit. Norman mentioned the Biltmore and even an Anderson CNN Cooper. There were 72 boxes of evidence from the Pickton file lost and perhaps destroyed. The whole concept of the residential school system may well have been ritual abuse of children. There are allegations the royals made trips as well. In fact, Prime Harper's pilot Russell Williams was a convicted serial killer and rapist. He was an Air Force colonel and base commander of CFB Trenton. He was friends with noted murderer Paul Bernardo who was making snuff films for our elites before he was caught. He flew the royals out west in his tenure. Was that Pricess Diana's revelation to be?



The Trudeau Foundation's symbol is a variation of the pedophile symbol. So what is the foundation and the master of the sacred lodge? Norman revealed one of the lead investigators in the Pickton case garnered a role in TV. Perhaps another got a cabinet post. Oh to be the fly on the wall. Trudeau did pay a $250 fine for ethics violations. However, there is a body of opinion his violations reach the top of savagery. Many of the Pickton cases were stayed. Perhaps those were the ones that lead to the emperor of Canada the new Caligula. There were rumors this would surface during the election. It was something so dark he would have to resign. If I had a vote on the matter, this would be my choice.



Global Debt Is Up To $188,000,000,000,000 - This Is Officially The Biggest Debt Bubble The World Has Ever Seen

Posted by George Freund on November 12, 2019 at 9:55 AM


November 7, 2019 by Michael Snyder


The world is now 188 trillion dollars in debt, and that number continues to grow rapidly each year. It is a form of enslavement that is deeply insidious, because most of those living on the planet do not even understand how the system works, and even if they did most of them would have absolutely no hope of ever getting free from it. The borrower is the servant of the lender, and the global financial system is designed to funnel as much wealth to the top 0.1% as possible. Of course throughout human history there has always been slavery, and the primary motivation for having slaves is to extract an economic benefit from those that are enslaved. And even though most of us don’t like to think of ourselves as “slaves” today, the truth is that the global elite are extracting more wealth from all of us than ever before. So much of our labor is going to make them wealthy, and yet most people don’t even realize what is happening.


Let’s start with a very simple example to help illustrate this.


When you go into credit card debt and you only make small payments each month, you can easily end up paying back more than double the amount of money that you originally borrowed.


So where does all that money go?


Well, of course it goes to the financial institution that you got your credit card from, and in turn that financial institution is owned by the global elite.


In essence, you willingly became a debt slave when you chose to go into credit card debt, and the hard work that it took to earn enough money to pay back that debt with interest ended up enriching others.


On a much larger scale, the same thing is happening to entire nations.


Today, the United States government is nearly 23 trillion dollars in debt. In essence, we have been collectively enslaved, and we have been obligated to pay back all of that money with interest. Of course at this point it is literally impossible for us to ever pay back all that debt, and every year we add another trillion dollars or so to the balance. The global elite are now extracting more than 500 billion dollars in interest from this debt on an annual basis, and it is expected that number will greatly escalate in the years ahead.


It is not an accident that the Federal Reserve and the federal income tax were both instituted in 1913. The Federal Reserve system was designed to create an endless debt spiral that would get the federal government in as much debt as possible, and since that time the size of our national debt has gotten more than 7000 times larger. And the federal income tax was needed as the mechanism through which our wealth is transferred to the government to service all of this debt.


It is truly a deeply, deeply insidious system, and the American people should refuse to back any politician that does not favor shutting it down, but at this point this isn’t even a major political issue in our nation.


And of course the United States is far from alone. Even though we can’t get the whole world to agree on much of anything, somehow virtually the entire planet has been convinced that debt-based central banking is the way to go.


In fact, at this point 99.9 percent of the population of the world lives in a country that has a central bank.


According to Wikipedia, there are only 9 very small nations that do not have a central bank at this point…


-Andorra

-Isle of Man

-Monaco

-Nauru

-Kiribati

-Tuvalu

-Palau

-Marshall Islands

-Federated States of Micronesia


If you combine the populations of all of those 9 nations together, it comes to much less than 0.1% of the total global population.


Do you think that this is just a coincidence?


The global elite do not want humanity to be free. They want us to be in as much debt as possible so that we can make them richer.


When you realize how badly the game has been rigged, then a lot of things start to make a whole lot more sense.


For example, for those that understand how the system works it is certainly not surprising that the total amount of debt in the world has hit a new all-time record high of 188 trillion dollars…


The global debt load has surged to a new all-time record equivalent to more than double the world’s economic output, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva warned Thursday.


While private sector borrowing accounts for the vast majority of the total, the rise puts governments and individuals at risk if the economy slows, she said.


“Global debt — both public and private — has reached an all-time high of $188 trillion. This amounts to about 230 percent of world output,” Georgieva said in a speech to open a two-day conference on debt.


That number has risen by 24 trillion dollars since 2016, and it is the biggest debt bubble that the world has ever seen by a very wide margin.


Of course at some point this debt bubble is going to burst in a global disaster of epic proportions, but meanwhile the global elite are going to continue to milk all of us for as long as they possibly can.


Here in the United States, we have been on the greatest debt binge in the history of our nation since the last financial crisis. U.S. government debt has more than doubled, state and local government debt has ballooned to ridiculous proportions in much of the nation, corporate debt has doubled, student loan debt has more than doubled, auto loan debt just keeps hitting new record highs, and U.S. consumers are now 14 trillion dollars in debt.


Our mountain of debt has become so colossal that the only way to keep the game going is to borrow even more money, but by borrowing more money we make our enslavement even worse.


Meanwhile, those that are holding our debt just continue to live the high life as they laugh all the way to the bank.


http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/global-debt-is-up-to-188000000000000-this-is-officially-the-biggest-debt-bubble-the-world-has-ever-seen



COACH'S CORNER FAUX PAS

Posted by George Freund on November 11, 2019 at 9:45 AM


The thought police are circling the wagons this Remembrance Day in a shameful example of their organized bullying tactics.


“You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said. “These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price.”


There are several issues here. First and foremost many new Canadians have no idea why we wear poppies. Secondly there is massive disconnect from the younger generations about the history of war and Canada's role in them. I got a good taste of that over 20 years ago. I was working Remembrance Day and was hoping to attend the memorial at City Hall. I was working with a younger man who was a university graduate and was employed with the federal government with Canada Customs as it was known. As we pulled out of the parking lot, he asked me a question. Was Germany on our side in the war? I tried not to choke and told him no. I realized virtually all hope was lost for Canada at that point.



The next great lie perpetrated upon us is we fought for our freedom. Nothing could be further from the truth. I remember a British veteran interviewed about a pause at the front in World War I. He asked a German what he was fighting for? He replied, his freedom. He replied, that's what they told us. Logic would dictate if we were free, we wouldn't be threatened and coerced to kill our brothers. What we were fighting for was king and empire. The Germans and the Russians were fighting for kaiser and csar and empire respectively. No one was fighting for their freedom save the invaded countries.



We see that today because if we were victorious and had freedom, Don Cherry would have the right to free speech to make a fool of himself should he so desire. That is his God given right. If we had freedom, his Coach's Corner would not be threatened with cancellation. You would have the right to turn it off yourself. A reduction in viewership would result in cancellation. So none of us has freedom of choice in that regard. Big Brother and the thought police will decide for us. The damn shame of it all is those who sacrificed their sacred lives did so in vain because they  had no freedom to say that wars are shams, and we their progeny have no right to say anything or decide anything on our own behalf. It reminds me of the lines of the song Know Your Rights by The Clash. You have the right to free speech As long as You're not dumb enough to actually try it.




If Don Cherry was dumb, it was he actually tried it and on TV. He was wrong to think others weren't drawn into the various wars. They were. The empires never let any of us off of the hook. If they openly told us why we were called to war, it wouldn't do much for recruiting. There has to a good versus evil context to juice our hatreds. The subcontinent, India, paid dearly. The Anzacs as well. They came from everywhere Don, but at least you knew what side Germany was on.



Hitler gazing upon the crown, orb and sceptre of the Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna


In the next world war we fought for order or mastery of the Earth. Winston Churchill said, Japan and Germany were resisting the order that was sweeping Europe. Everybody wants to rule the world it seems, and they get us to fight for the privilege. The Vatican, Italian, German nexus was the NCO New Christian Order. They leave that out of the history books. Japan was fighting for Emperor and empire too. They were trying to force the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere upon the world. Hitler was fighting for the European free trade zone as well. So no one was fighting for freedom on an official basis.



Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere


In the modern era, we say we're fighting for other nations and people to have freedom unless they use what used to be their freedom of assembly and bomb them into oblivion with an air strike.



"Sarah, if the American people had ever known the truth about what we Bushes have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." George Bush Senior speaking in an interview with Sarah McClendon in December 1992


But as Hitler coined, what luck for rulers that men (and women too) do not think. If they did, there would be no more wars maybe just lynch mobs. So Don Cherry has much to learn. Foremost is we have no freedom. It's a lie based on a foundation of falsehoods. There is nothing noble or grand about the wholesale murder of our fellows. No leader or general has the authority over God and the commandment thou shalt not murder.


Wars are about money, power and control the basest of human desires. We are all slaves to their whims until we emancipate ourselves. I guess that's why the truth is obscured so vehemently because it would set us free.


I don't listen to Don Cherry, but now I can't. Someone took my freedom of choice in that matter, and there will be no war to restore it. Perhaps it never existed in the first place. YouTube pulls untold numbers of videos. Australia arrests reporters. Canada pulls Coach's Corner. Perhaps some day we'll truly know freedom. 



In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.


We are the dead, short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.


Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.


–John McCrae



We Haven't Seen A Manufacturing Slowdown Like This Since The Last Financial Crisis

Posted by George Freund on November 10, 2019 at 2:25 PM



November 5, 2019 by Michael Snyder


This isn’t what was supposed to happen. According to the economic optimists, there was going to be a great “manufacturing renaissance” as America entered a wonderful new golden age of boundless prosperity. But of course that is not what has happened. Manufacturing activity has been declining for the past three months, and all across the country we are seeing economic conditions rapidly deteriorate. Over and over, we are seeing economic numbers that are worse than anything we have seen since the last recession, but the economic optimists keep assuring us that these are just temporary blips on the way to America’s glorious economic renewal. Well, they can keep believing in a mirage of future prosperity if they want, but the hard numbers keep telling us another story. For example, the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index has now fallen to a level that was “last sustained during the financial crisis”…


Manufacturing activity across the country has contracted for three months, according to closely watched ISM data. In the Midwest, the slowdown has been more severe. The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index shows backlogs dropping to a level touched briefly four years ago but last sustained during the financial crisis.


In the middle of the country, it already feels like a manufacturing recession for many business owners. Manufacturing facilities are being closed down, machines are being idled and thousands of workers are being let go. The following comes from a CNBC article about our current manufacturing slowdown…


At Ameri-Source Metals’ machine shop outside Pittsburgh, stacks of graphite stubs have begun to pile up in a quiet corner.


Founder Ajay Goel said the customer who typically buys the stubs – a multinational chemicals company – now only needs one-fourth of the amount he used to produce. As a result, the machines have been idled and the workers who serviced them, laid off.


That sure doesn’t sound like a “booming economy” to me.


So far this year, thousands upon thousands of manufacturing workers have been laid off in the Upper Midwest. By now, we were supposed to be adding large numbers of these good paying jobs, but instead we are losing them at a frightening pace.


In fact, it is being reported that more than 8,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in the key state of Pennsylvania alone…


From January to September, the states bordering the Great Lakes have lost more than 25,000 manufacturing jobs: Pennsylvania lost 8,100; Ohio lost 6,000; Michigan lost 6,500; and Wisconsin lost 4,700.


Of course it isn’t just the manufacturing industry where employment is cooling off. At this point, the number of job openings in the U.S. has fallen to an 18 month low, and it is expected to fall ever further in the months ahead.


Things have already gotten so bad that the mainstream media is running articles about how ordinary Americans can prepare for the coming recession. For instance, the following comes from a CNN article entitled “What can you do now to financially prepare for a layoff later?”…


Sometimes, there are warning signs that you are in danger of being laid off — a buyout of your company, a merger or a strategic change in direction. Other times, the cuts come without warning. But while being laid off is not in your control, being financially prepared for such an event is.


“Companies evolve, change and fail and employees, and even business owners, need to be prepared for the unexpected,” said Mike Silane, a chartered financial analyst with 21 West Wealth Management.


And remember, all of this is happening even though the federal government is running trillion dollar deficits and the Federal Reserve is using up all the ammunition that they should be saving for the depths of the next recession.


In essence, the authorities are already implementing emergency measures in a desperate attempt to support the faltering U.S. economy, but it isn’t working.


This week, we learned that orders for Class-8 trucks in the month of October were down 51 percent from a year ago.


Can anyone explain to me how that is consistent with the “booming economy” narrative that the economic optimists are endlessly pushing?


Unfortunately, the truth is that we can see signs of a major slowdown all around us. U.S. business hiring has fallen to a 7 year low, the Cass Freight Index has declined for 10 months in a row, and manufacturing is now the smallest share of the United States economy that it has been in 72 years.


But despite all of the evidence that is staring them right in the face, the economic optimists continue to insist that everything is probably going to be okay. In fact, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon is telling us that “the chance of a U.S. recession between now and the election is small”…


“I’ve said that I still think the chance of a U.S. recession between now and the election is small — in the distributions of outcomes, it’s a smaller outcome — I said roughly 25%,” Solomon told Bloomberg Television in Berlin on Tuesday. “Nine months ago I probably would have told you it was very small, kind of 15%,” he said. “So I do think the uncertainty has increased a little bit some of the risk,” but economic data and earnings momentum have held up well and American consumers are “still very healthy,” he said.


Of course the truth is that American consumers are actually not “very healthy” at this moment. Consumer confidence has fallen for 3 months in a row, and 44 percent of all Americans currently do not make enough money to cover their monthly expenses.


That is one of the reasons why consumers are piling up staggering amounts of debt, and that consumer debt bubble is starting to burst.


Unfortunately, the economic optimists will continue to push their false narrative up until the very end, and lots of people will believe them.


You can believe them too if you want, but it won’t change what is about to happen.


The crisis that so many have been anticipating is starting to play out, and our problems are likely to greatly accelerate in the months ahead.


http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/we-havent-seen-a-manufacturing-slowdown-like-this-since-the-last-financial-crisis


The Deutsche Bank Death Watch Has Taken A Very Interesting Turn

Posted by George Freund on November 10, 2019 at 2:20 PM


November 5, 2019 by Michael Snyder

The biggest bank in Europe is in the process of imploding, and there are persistent rumors that the final collapse could happen sooner rather than later. Those that follow my work on a regular basis already know that this is a story that I have been following for years. Deutsche Bank is rapidly bleeding cash, they have been laying off thousands of workers, and the vultures have been circling as company executives desperately try to implement a turnaround plan. Unfortunately for Deutsche Bank, it may already be too late. And if Deutsche Bank goes down, it will be even more catastrophic for the global financial system than the collapse of Lehman Brothers was in 2008. Germany is the glue that is holding the EU together, and so if the bank that is right at the heart of Germany’s financial system collapses, the dominoes will likely start falling very rapidly.


There has been a tremendous amount of speculation about Deutsche Bank over the past several days, and so let’s start with what we know.


We know that Deutsche Bank has been losing money at a pace that is absolutely staggering…


Deutsche Bank reported a net loss that missed market expectations on Wednesday as a major restructuring plan continues to weigh on the German lender.


It reported a net loss of 832 million euros ($924 million) for the third quarter of 2019. Analysts were expecting a loss of 778 million euros, according to data from Refinitiv. It had reported a net profit of 229 million euros in the third quarter of 2018, but a loss of 3.15 billion euros in the second quarter of this year.


If you add the losses for the second and third quarter of 2019 together, you get a grand total of nearly 4 billion euros.


How in the world is it possible to lose that much money in just 6 months?


If all they had their employees doing was flushing dollar bills down the toilet for 6 months, it still shouldn’t be possible to lose that kind of money.


When investors learned of Deutsche Bank’s third quarter results last week, shares of the bank went down about 8 percent in a single day.


Overall, the stock price has lost over a quarter of its value over the past year.


Unless you enjoy financial pain, I have no idea why anyone would want to be holding Deutsche Bank stock at this point. As I have previously warned, it is eventually going to zero, and the only question remaining is how quickly it will get there.


We also know that Deutsche Bank has been laying off thousands of workers all over the world…


On July 8, 2019, thousands of Deutsche Bank employees across the globe arrived at their offices, unaware that they would be leaving again, jobless, just a few hours later. In Tokyo, entire teams of equity traders were dismissed on the spot, while some London staff were reportedly told they had until 11am to leave the bank’s Great Winchester Street offices before their access cards stopped working.


The job cuts, which totalled 18,000, or around 20 percent of Deutsche Bank’s workforce, were the flagship element of a restructuring plan designed to save the ailing German lender.


The day before those layoffs happened, most of those employees would have probably told you that Deutsche Bank is in good shape and has a very bright future ahead.


Just like we witnessed with Lehman Brothers, there is always an effort to maintain the charade until the very last minute.


But the truth is that anyone with half a brain can see that Deutsche Bank is dying. There have been so many bad decisions, so many aggressive bets have gone bad, and there has been one scandal after another…


In April 2015, the bank paid a combined $2.5bn in fines to US and UK regulators for its role in the LIBOR-fixing scandal. Just six months later, it was forced to pay an additional $258m to regulators in New York after it was caught trading with Myanmar, Libya, Sudan, Iran and Syria, all of which were subject to US sanctions at the time. These two fines, combined with challenging market conditions, led the bank to post a €6.7bn ($7.39bn) net loss for 2015. Two years later, it paid a further $425m to the New York regulator to settle claims that it had laundered $10bn in Russian funds.


At this point, it is just a zombie bank that is stumbling along until someone finally puts it out of its misery.


Money is so tight at Deutsche Bank that they have even cancelled the Christmas reception for retired employees…


Times change. Once upon a time (2001, in fact), Deutsche Bank was able to book stars like Robbie Williams for its staff Christmas party, with a Spice Girl turning up too just because it was such a great party. Now, according to the FT, Christian Sewing has even cancelled the daytime coffee-and-cake Christmas reception for retired employees.


Of course saving a few bucks on coffee and cake is not going to make a difference for a bank with tens of trillions of dollars of exposure to derivatives.


Deutsche Bank is the largest domino in Europe’s very shaky financial system. When it fully collapses, it will set off a chain reaction that nobody is going to be able to stop. David Wilkerson once warned that the financial collapse of Europe would begin in Germany, and Jim Rogers has warned that the implosion of Deutsche Bank would cause the entire EU to “disintegrate”…


Then the EU would disintegrate, because Germany would no longer be able to support it, would not want to support it. A lot of other people would start bailing out; many banks in Europe have problems. And if Deutsche Bank has to fail – that is the end of it. In 1931, when one of the largest banks in Europe failed, it led to the Great Depression and eventually the WWII. Be worried!


Sadly, most Americans can’t even spell “Deutsche Bank”, and they certainly don’t know that it is the most important bank in all of Europe.


But those that understand the times we are living in are watching Deutsche Bank very carefully, because if it implodes global financial chaos will certainly follow.



Eco-GENOCIDE: 11,000 scientists sign order demanding globalists ELIMINATE billions of humans from planet Earth

Posted by George Freund on November 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM



Komm Greta wir marschieren


Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by: Mike Adams


(Natural News) For the last five years, we’ve been warning that scientists are using the climate change hoax to pursue a planetary depopulation agenda that aims to eliminate billions of humans from planet Earth. The assertion has been predictably mocked by the CIA-run fake news media as a “conspiracy theory,” even as those same media outlets fabricate their own baseless conspiracies about Russia, Trump and the 2016 election.


Today, the media is once again eating crow as a new science paper, reportedly signed by 11,000 scientists, demands the world’s governments take action to eliminate billions of humans from our planet. (“Democide” is the term describing mass genocide carried out by governments, by the way. In the last century or so, governments of the world have already mass murdered 262 million people. Apparently, that’s not nearly enough, according to genocidal climate scientists.)


The paper, published in BioScience, is entitled, “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency.” (DOI link: https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz088)


Authored by William J. Ripple, Christopher Wolf and other colleagues, the paper declares that “planet Earth is facing a climate emergency” which must be addressed by making sure human populations to plummet.


Humans are bad, the paper argues, because they eat meat and engage in transportation. Seriously. This is part of their argument.


As one of the vocal skeptics of the climate change agenda, I have recorded a lecture series, now published at OblivionAgenda.com, which explains exactly why globalists are using the climate change hoax to decimate humanity and “cleanse” the planet from all humans. Now we finally have a clear, unequivocal admission from the scientific community that mass genocide against human beings is, indeed, their final solution.


All the science is faked, and even the charts are faked (but journalists don’t understand them anyway)


The science paper published in BioScience is, of course, entirely based on wildly false quack science conclusions such as claiming, “greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are still rapidly rising, with increasingly damaging effects on the Earth’s climate.” In truth, carbon dioxide is actually re-greening the Earth, even according to a NASA paper based on comprehensive satellite imagery. Rising CO2 levels, in other words, are healing planet Earth, not damaging it.


Yet somehow, the simple chemistry of carbon dioxide and photosynthesis now escapes 11,000 scientists who have declared that CO2 — the single most important nutrient for plant life on our planet — is somehow a pollutant or poison.


The paper also rolls out a series of incomprehensible graphs, each of which is carefully selected to narrow the lines and dots to a specific time window that exaggerates observed reality and tries to convince people to be very afraid of lines and dots:



And yet, the paper readily admits all the charts are completely bogus, consisting of pure scientific fraud. For example, one explanation below the charts says, “Forest gain is not involved in the calculation of tree cover loss.”

 

Huh? Tree cover loss calculations don’t consider trees growing back?


What that sort of logic, you could make any scenario look catastrophic. And that’s exactly what these researchers did.


If you want to see some truly, really, really scary climate charts, check these out:




The problem is too many humans (and livestock), claim researchers


The root of all these scary graphs, warn the quack scientists, stems from, “sustained increases in both human and ruminant livestock populations.” They go on to explain that people are eating too much meat, taking too many airplane flights (Al Gore, anyone?) and releasing too much CO2 per person. But remember, since CO2 is actually a nutrient that re-greens the planet and boosts food crop production, these scientists are arguing that sustainable food production is bad for the planet.


By the way, nobody has a larger CO2 footprint than the jet-setting globalists and demented Hollywood celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, who demands everyone else lower their CO2 consumption while he flies a private jet everywhere.


In pointing out what they see as GOOD things for planet Earth, the scientists cite the success of “decreases in global fertility rates,” which is of course the entire agenda behind vaccines, transgenderism, 5G EMF exposure and pesticide contamination of the food supply. It’s all about causing spontaneous abortions and infertility as a means to eliminate humans from planet Earth. (Yes, the globalists truly hate any human who is living, and they are trying their best to carry out mass death and genocide.)


The paper goes on to claim that ocean sea levels are “trending upward” but fails to point out that the increases are so tiny, there isn’t a single city that has been inundated under 20 meters of ocean as has been repeatedly (and absurdly) predicted by climate lunatics like Al Gore. Despite all the failed warnings that a “tipping point” would be reached many years ago, these scientists now argue about “irreversible climate tipping points” that will spell disaster, causing a “catastrophic ‘hothouse Earth’ beyond the control of humans.”


But wait, aren’t these authors claiming it’s humans who controlled the entire climate to ruin it in the first place? Somehow, humans are said to be in control of the climate, yet the climate is out of control of humans. This self-contradictory junk science smacks of the very kind of irrational lunacy we repeatedly hear from climate change alarmists, none of whom can honestly be called “scientists” in the first place, since they have abandoned the very process of scientific thinking.


Their solution? Collapse all plant life on planet Earth by eliminating CO2 from the atmosphere


The solution to all these “climate emergency” fears centers around annihilating life as we know it on the planet. It’s all based on demonizing — and the eliminating — CO2 from the atmosphere, which would collapse food crop production and plant life across the entire planet (including rainforests).


The paper quite literally demands the removal of the CO2 nutrient from the air — “carbon extraction from the source and capture from the air” — as a way to starve plants to death and collapse the global food supply, killing off humans. This process of altering the atmosphere to prepare a planet for occupation by a completely different species is, of course, called terraforming. And that’s exactly what’s being done to Earth.


It makes you wonder how crops are going to grow at all, and since these 11,000 scientists also demand an end to livestock, claiming “reducing the global consumption of animal products” is absolutely necessary to save the planet, they never answer the question of how will all their genetically modified soybeans grow at all when CO2 is removed from the atmosphere, since soybeans require photosynthesis.

 

Similarly, the stratospheric pollution initiatives now being pushed by Bill Gates and others — under the “Project SCoPEx” moniker — will dim the sun, shutting down photosynthesis and robbing food crops of the cellular energy they need to produce food in the first place.

 

If anything, this science paper reads like a suicide wish list for the complete extermination of humankind… all run by mad scientists who seem to despise the very idea of humans surviving on this planet much longer.


The climate change Final Solution? Kill billions of people: GEO-GENOCIDE


As we’ve known all along, this entire climate change hoax has always been about justifying depopulation schemes that are nothing short of genocide.

 

And while the Holocaust of World War II killed a reported six million people, today’s mad climate scientists say they want to eliminate six BILLION people (or more), making the geo-genocide literally one thousand times larger than the Holocaust.

 

Notably, just as the Holocaust participants threw Jews into concentration camps and starved them to death, today’s proposed eco/geo-genocide would collapse the global food supply and lead to mass starvation, famine, pestilence and basically every nightmare occurrence mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

 

“The world population must be stabilized — and, ideally, gradually reduced,” claim the 11,000 scientists. Then they talk about ways to “strengthen human rights while lowering fertility rates,” obviously with mandatory (gunpoint) vaccines, a deliberately contaminated food supply, the ongoing exposure to hormone-disrupting food supply chemicals and the mass cancer wave caused by 5G exposure that increases free radicals in the bloodstream, leading to mass death via inflammation that causes heart attacks, cancer and neurological malfunctions.

 

This mass genocide of human beings will, claim the scientists, “honor the diversity of humans” … “within a framework that ensures social integrity.” Whatever that means. It’s all just doublespeak for an authoritarian, Orwellian society where no one is allowed to question the climate lunacy without being censored, de-platformed, fired from your job and blackballed from science altogether.

 

To these lunatic scientists, “diversity” means that people of all color will be bulldozed into mass graves in the name of saving the planet. Genetically engineered, weaponized viral strains will be released to murder people of every nationality, too, in the name of “tolerance.” Mass starvation will not discriminate, since the collapse of global food crops will impact every human being. This is how “diversity” is achieved by the very same lunatic scientists who are now poised to turn the entire planet into a deadly gas chamber. But instead of gassing everyone with Zyklon B — the Holocaust gas created by Big Pharma scientists, by the way — they will deplete the atmosphere of the entire planet, starving plants for food and leading to the deliberate collapse of human civilization.

 

If you thought the Nazis were mass murderers, just wait until you see what Bill Gates and Harvard scientists have in mind.

 

Indeed, they have found a way to eliminate six billion people from planet Earth: It’s called geo-genocide, and it means billions of humans starving, suffering and dying so that a small number of delusional nut jobs who falsely claim to be “scientists” can inherit the (dead) planet.

 

Or at least that’s what they think they’re doing. In reality, they are inadvertently working under non-human influence to annihilate the planet, exterminate humankind and prepare Earth for a post-human future. I cover this in an extensive video lecture series at OblivionAgenda.com. (More videos are coming, the lecture series is not complete yet.)


Here’s how this will all be achieved: Abortions, forced vaccinations, denial of health care services, forced euthanasia, mass poisonings and mass executions of “climate deniers”


You might be wondering, then, how exactly the tyrannical governments of the world are planning on achieving the extermination of six billion people.


First, there’s the planned collapse of the global food supply caused by the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But that’s going to take decades to achieve. In the short term, they have far more vicious, violent plans to carry out. Those include:


Ramping up abortion propaganda and legalizing the murder of children that have already been born, up to any age. (Infanticide)


Mandatory (gunpoint) vaccinations for everyone, using vaccines that are intentionally laced with infertility chemicals to help collapse the population.


The denial of health care services to those who are labeled “climate deniers.” A version of this has already begun in the UK, where people who are accused of “hate speech” are denied all health care and removed from hospitals.


The ramping up of forced euthanasia. “The case for killing granny.” Anyone who isn’t working and actively paying taxes will be targeted for termination.


The mass poisoning of the population with an accelerated 5G rollout that, according to research published last year in Environmental Research, causes all the following effects to kill off humans:


– Cellular DNA damage

– Lowered sperm count / infertility

– Neuropsychiatric effects (driving people insane)

– Apoptosis / cell death

– Calcium overload at the cellular level

– Endocrime system disruption

– Oxidative stress and free radical damage to all cells



 

Learn about “voltage-gated ion channels” in the paper linked above to understand why 5G and Wi-Fi exposure causes calcium overload of the body’s cells.


In essence, you are going to be targeted for termination via multiple vectors of toxicity, infertility, neurological damage, etc., and it will all be delivered via food, medications and EMF exposure.


As all of this is happening, the globalists will be blocking the sun and shutting down photosynthesis planet-wide through chemtrails / geoengineering which also, by the way, will sharply reduce the energy production capacity of solar panels across the globe. (So much for the “green energy” myth.)


In all, it’s a geo-genocide plan to kill human civilization and “reboot” the entire planet without humans surviving at all.


By the way, all these very same scientists proposing this geo-genocide are utterly ignorant of the existence of geoengineering schemes, 5G health risks, the spiking of vaccines with infertility chemicals, the deliberate mass poisoning of the food supply with pesticides and heavy metals, the ongoing development of engineered bioweapon viral strains, the censorship of natural cures that promote longevity, the chemtrailing of food crops and more. Many of today’s scientists are, laughably, the most un-informed people on the planet when it comes to real events that are threatening human civilization.


Imagine their shock when they find themselves being terminated by the same mass death they are demanding being unleashed upon the world. No one is safe — not even the scientists themselves — when fake climate science is allowed to dictate global government policy.


Read the real science about climate and carbon dioxide at Climate.news.


Watch videos on climate and pollution at the climate video page on Brighteon.com.


https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-11-06-eco-genocide-scientists-demand-globalists-eliminate-billions-of-humans.html



It starts in the classrom.



The youth are conditioned and indoctrinated.



Onward they march like lemmings incapable of reason.

TRUE WRITS

Posted by George Freund on November 6, 2019 at 9:55 AM


King John signs Magna Carta after the events at Runnymede


A brave, determined individual has taked Prime Minister Trudeau to court by right of private information. He is presenting the case that the officials of government won't. He is facing a stoney wall if obstacles as the system proves it it truly a facade.


At first they locked him out of the court. On Monday they told Norman Traversy that his case has little chance at success. I think we know that already. It is not that it lacks merit. It is because the courts are rigged and controlled by the political class named in the case as brigands.


Norman states when the courts are not available to the commoner, then we exist in a pre-Magna Carta existance.  Somehow I wonder if we've ever been under the precepts of Magna Carta. The universal law is the law of the jungle might makes right. For a short period of time the barons held sway over the king and he was forced to sign the Magna Carta. However, after a period of time, the power structure resumed and usurped control over the commoners and the barons. 

There was a short conflict called The Baron's War whereby King John refused the instruments of Magna Carta. There was a revolt with the support of the King of France. The French lost the war. The rebels returned to the side of England. King John died during the war. The peace treaties are lost to history. We could infer that Magna Carta went down to defeat with the French. Pope Innocent III was not giving credence to the charter by the way. He annulled it. 

Henry III was a child king at the time. in 1225 he conceded to Magna Carta for the ability to raise more tax revenue. In 1227 he declared future charters would be only instituted under his seal. That happened in 1253. In 1258 the baron's seized power. A second baron's war occured. His son Edward defeated the baron's. They claimed exceeding the provisions of the charter violated the charter. To keep peace Henry committed to Magna Carta in 1267. 

So we see the Magna Carta was never worth the paper it was written on. It only had merit when various sides held sway. That sway was maintained by force of arms or through financial negotiations. In the 20th century When Belgium was formed out of The Treaty of London in 1839 Germany referred to the treaty as a mere scrap of paper when they invaded Belgium in 1914. So only brute force or the threat of it gives and treaty or charter any value. Without coercion the law of the jungle, our sacred words are mean nothing. Therefore, we can never say we're ruled by a system of laws, charters or treaties. It is the rule of the mob - the law of the jungle that decides destinies. To pretend otherwise gives it license. So appearing in court and playing by the rules is an exercise in frivolity to the ruling cliques then and today. It is the threat of the sword that deigned civility. Without feality to the documents, anarchy is the only tool to seek redress. As always, it has come with great cost. 



Norman will play a remaining trump card in the crooked game. He will file a Writ of Mandamus before the courts. A superior court is requested to order a lesser court or government official to do what is required of them. Since the baron's profit from the corruption in the system, I doubt there will ever be a further revolt. However, just in case Emperor Justinian I will move on the arms of the proletariat as a precaution. 

CANADA'S LARGEST EVER DRILL A PRETEXT FOR MASTERY OF THE MASSES

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on November 2, 2019 at 10:50 AM


Canada is commencing its largest drill ever tonight at Union Station. It starts at 11 p.m. tonoght and runs until 3 a.m. Emperor Justinian I has become the laughing stock of the free thinking world. A false flag attack on the homeland is just the ticket for getting the heathen to cower in fear and come groveling for protection. All his faux pas can rise in the atmosphere like the evil carbon gases. It wouldn't surprise me that anti-terror laws are already drafted and ready to be proclaimed in record time. The financial wizards have staked out the appropriate stocks to short sell. Justin Trudeau will rival George Bush as the savior of civilization. Unable to mount a military action abroad or raise a coalition, Justinian will wage Jihad on social media and clamp down on the free speech of the proletariat so that his heinous crimes will be sequestered by the firewall of the police state. It is the basis for Machiavellian government.



Of course today's Google Doodle is a tribute to the Day of the Dead. So it should come as no surprise that we are being served up on a platter like the flowers. The red roses signify the Rosicrucians the old order the Trudeau's were associated with.


The blue roses symbolize mystery or an unattainable desire. Wishes will be granted. The neck of the platter reveals teeth implying a poestic innocence to the attack that really conceals great evil.




These affairs are age old. To the informed they play like a broken record. The uninformed scatter reason to the four winds. Their ignorance is fertilizer to the grist mill operated by the elites. Will this drill go live? Perhaps. There has been years of construction projects around and within the station. It would stand to reason to be the primary location of the event even if this is just a dress rehearsal. Canada's national anthem includes the words we stand on guard for thee. Seldom do I ever run into someone even remotely standing on guard. And so the story goes perhaps one time the broken record will be played again, and we will march into servitude blissfully unaware we were caught in trap set by the very people we trusted to save us.



All hail Google's Sidewalk Labs the digital concentration camp of the future coming to a city near you.

Microsoft Shares Surge After Controversial Pentagon Contract Win

Posted by George Freund on October 29, 2019 at 12:00 AM



Dina Bass Bloomberg October 28, 2019


(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. shares surged after the company scored a major victory in securing a milestone, $10 billion Pentagon contract for cloud computing services. But the contract -- unthinkable for Microsoft even a year ago -- will likely come at a cost, legal and internal.


Amazon.com Inc., the market leader in cloud services, is considering a challenge to the award of the contract to Microsoft’s much smaller Azure business, citing President Donald Trump’s interference in the bidding process, according to a person familiar with the matter. Amazon had been widely considered the front-runner because of its superior size and previous cloud contract with the Central Intelligence Agency.


Meantime, Microsoft employees have protested involvement in the contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, intended to bring U.S. military technology into the modern era.


“We are disheartened that Microsoft accepted the JEDI contract,” a group of employees wrote on Twitter. “As Microsoft workers, we are now complicit of ‘increasing the lethality’ of the U.S. Department of Defense.”


The group, calling itself Microsoft Workers 4 Good, was quoting a Defense Department official’s description of the contract’s goal.


Microsoft shares jumped as much as 4.1% in before-market trading on Monday from a close of $140.73 on Friday in New York. If it maintains the gain, the stock will trade at a record level.


Microsoft has said it will continue to pursue government and military work, despite objections from some employees. The company will also be involved in bids for a second large Defense contract that involves cloud-based email and collaboration software.


Microsoft says workers can request to be moved to other projects. But that is no simple matter in huge cloud efforts: Sales, marketing, engineering and data center operations can involve tens of thousands of workers.


No matter the potential problems, the contract remains a major win for one of the world’s most valuable companies -- showing investors and potential customers that it is a strong alternative to Amazon Web Services, which has been for years considered the default choice.


“This is a paradigm changer for Microsoft,” said Daniel Ives, an analyst at Wedbush Securities who has a “buy” rating on Microsoft. “It’s a landmark win that will change the cloud computing battle over the next decade. It’s a shocker to Amazon and Bezos to lose it.


“But for Microsoft it signals a new era of growth in cloud,” he said. “This adds $10 to the stock in my opinion.”


In the past year, Azure has racked up some large deals from Kroger Co. to AT&T Inc., but a customer as big, demanding and secretive as the Pentagon will go a long way toward cementing Azure’s reputation as a serious contender.


Amazon, which won a lucrative cloud contract with the Central Intelligence Agency in 2013, was seen to have the upper hand in the competition. But politics entered the picture. Trump has long been at odds with Amazon’s Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos. The world’s richest man also owns the Washington Post, which Trump claims has treated him unfairly in its coverage.


“We’re surprised about this conclusion,” said Douglas Stone, an Amazon spokesman.


He added that the company was “the clear leader in cloud computing, and a detailed assessment purely on the comparative offerings clearly lead to a different conclusion. We remain deeply committed to continuing to innovate for the new digital battlefield.”


Amazon Web Services, the retail giant’s cloud computing arm, has a wide lead in the business of selling cloud services to businesses and governments, with $32.5 billion in sales during the most recently reported 12 months.


Microsoft, which doesn’t break out comparable sales for its Azure unit, likely pulled in a fraction of that, analysts say. Based on both companies’ earnings reports last week, Synergy Research Group expects Amazon to boost its share of the market to about 33.5% and Microsoft to rise to around 16.5%.


Trump surprised the industry earlier this year when he openly questioned whether the contract was being competitively bid.


A new book by Guy Snodgrass, a speechwriter to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, alleges that Trump, in the summer of 2018, told Mattis to “screw Amazon” and lock it out of the bid. Mattis didn’t do what Trump asked, Snodgrass wrote. Mattis has criticized the book.Amazon was believed to be the front-runner until Friday evening.


https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-shares-surge-controversial-pentagon-093555176.html


In light of the Sentient World Simulation project by the military creating a digital you in the mainframe of an artificial reality this could be truly frightening as the next step or President Trump putting the brakes on Amazon's march to the mark of the beast.


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