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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.
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."
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.
"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
|Posted by George Freund on September 7, 2019 at 4:55 PM|
Anthony Stansfeld, police and crime commissioner for Thames Valley, claims the government is sitting on 'overwhelming evidence' of forged signatures
Anthony Stansfeld, Thames Valley police and crime commissioner, raised issues
He has slammed the likes of Serious Fraud Office and the National Crime Agency
Serious Fraud office said it is currently assessing whether it should investigate
By JAMES WOOD FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 06:22 EDT, 7 September 2019 | UPDATED: 06:22 EDT, 7 September 2019
A top police chief has claimed that banks are forging signatures on an industrial scale, as he accuses the government of sitting on 'overwhelming evidence'.
Anthony Stansfeld, police and crime commissioner for Thames Valley, has slammed the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority and the National Crime Agency for not taking appropriate action.
He says they've been aware of falsification of documents for eight months and have not yet taken any action - despite calls earlier this year for Parliament to intervene.
Mr Stansfeld told The Times: 'They sit on things and pass the buck so no one takes responsibility. The documents put in front of courts and claimed to be genuine are in many cases forgeries.
'Not only are the signatures of the bank officials forged but customers' signatures are forged. Bank statements and other documentation is altered to the bank's advantage. A mass of irrefutable evidence for this has been with the SFO for eight months, and as far as I am aware, [they have done] nothing about it.'
It comes amid claims in July that staff at a state-owned bank forged signatures on documents used to repossess homes and recover debts.
The signatures reportedly appear on legal papers such as witness statements that have been used in court hearings by UK Asset Resolution.
The documents were used to seize debts owed to Northern Rock, Bradford & Bingley and Mortgage Express, campaigners told the BBC – with Lloyds also accused of the practice.
|Posted by George Freund on September 6, 2019 at 8:30 AM|
The Bahamas are facing a humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian as at least 70,000 people are in need of 'life-saving assistance' and the death toll, which reached 30 on Thursday, is expected to climb. Aliana Alexis, of Haiti, stands in the wreckage of her home in a shantytown called The Mudd at Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco Island on Thursday
Government has deployed extra security to Bahamas northern islands amid reports of looting and violence
Corpses have piled up and officials have ordered in hundreds of body bags as death toll expected to climb
Officials are now evacuating people to capital in Nassau but efforts are hampered by flooded airport runways
A massive international relief effort ramped up on Thursday in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama
Dorian struck the Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm on Sunday unleashed 185mph winds and torrential rains on the island over the following two days
An unknown number of people were trapped in their homes for days waiting for help to arrive
Half of the homes in the Bahamas were destroyed or severely damaged, racking up a total of $7billion in insured and uninsured property losses, according to a Thursday estimate
A UN humanitarian chief said around 70,000 people 'are in immediate need of life-saving assistance'
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Dorian left 'generational devastation' across the Caribbean nation
'This is our Katrina moment,' Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands said Thursday
Hurricane Dorian's eye, timelapse captured by ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano during his mission to the International Space Station
By SOPHIE TANNO FOR MAILONLINE and MEGAN SHEETS and LAUREN FRUEN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and AP
PUBLISHED: 03:56 EDT, 6 September 2019 | UPDATED: 08:18 EDT, 6 September 2019
A number of bodies have been reported in Marsh Harbour as search and rescue crews work to find them as quickly as possible
Bahamian officials have warned the Hurricane Dorian death toll could be 'staggering' with hundreds and possibly thousands still be missing from the Abaco and Grand Bahama northern islands.
Militias have been formed to stop looting as the true impact of the hurricane begins to emerge. It became clear yesterday that the Bahamas is facing a humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian as up to 70,000 people are in need of 'life-saving assistance'.
Corpses have piled up and officials have ordered in hundreds of body bags as Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands warned the official death toll 'could be staggering'. The death count climbed to 30 on Thursday but is expected to rise today.
Half of the homes in the Bahamas were destroyed or severely damaged, racking up a total of $7billion in insured and uninsured property losses, according to a Thursday estimate from the catastrophe modelers Karen Clark & Co
A massive international relief effort was ramped up as the extent of the damage wrought by Dorian came into focus through satellite images and harrowing accounts from survivors, with volunteers from charities including World Central Kitchen transporting food relief for victims.
Officials are working to evacuate people to the capital in Nassau, but their efforts have been complicated by flooded runways at Grand Bahama International Airport.
Government officials have deployed extra security with witnesses seeing residents breaking into liquor stores and supermarkets, carrying off goods in bags or filling their vehicles.
It's difficult to appreciate going from the age of plenty to basic survival where even basics like food and water are not available. Even as a prepper, your stores may be lost to the elements. We retain this concept of properrty even in these circumstances. I believe overall everything is God's including us. To sustain life there cannot be looting. Virtually everything will be written off anyway so what is used to maintain life is a reality that must be faced. There is a karma whether we appreciate it or not. The Bahamas like many other lands are off shore haves for ill gotten gains. Few of us would have any idea of these things because we are not the type to exploit. However, the actions of people we never knew could affect us significantly. It always bites us in the end.
|Posted by George Freund on September 2, 2019 at 1:50 PM|
Bloomberg•August 31, 2019
(Bloomberg) -- Fake news and social media posts are such a threat to U.S. security that the Defense Department is launching a project to repel “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” as the top Republican in Congress blocks efforts to protect the integrity of elections.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants custom software that can unearth fakes hidden among more than 500,000 stories, photos, video and audio clips. If successful, the system after four years of trials may expand to detect malicious intent and prevent viral fake news from polarizing society.
“A decade ago, today’s state-of-the-art would have registered as sci-fi — that’s how fast the improvements have come,” said Andrew Grotto at the Center for International Security at Stanford University. “There is no reason to think the pace of innovation will slow any time soon.”
U.S. officials have been working on plans to prevent outside hackers from flooding social channels with false information ahead of the 2020 election. The drive has been hindered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to consider election-security legislation. Critics have labeled him #MoscowMitch, saying he left the U.S. vulnerable to meddling by Russia, prompting his retort of “modern-day McCarthyism.”
President Donald Trump has repeatedly rejected allegations that dubious content on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google aided his election win. Hillary Clinton supporters claimed a flood of fake items may have helped sway the results in 2016.
How Russia Meddling Became Social Media’s Problem: QuickTake Q&A
“The risk factor is social media being abused and used to influence the elections,” Syracuse University assistant professor of communications Jennifer Grygiel said in a telephone interview. “It’s really interesting that Darpa is trying to create these detection systems but good luck is what I say. It won’t be anywhere near perfect until there is legislative oversight. There’s a huge gap and that’s a concern.”
False news stories and so-called deepfakes are increasingly sophisticated and making it more difficult for data-driven software to spot. AI imagery has advanced in recent years and is now used by Hollywood, the fashion industry and facial recognition systems. Researchers have shown that these generative adversarial networks -- or GANs -- can be used to create fake videos.
Famously, Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele created a fake video of former President Barack Obama talking about the Black Panthers, Ben Carson, and making an alleged slur against Trump, to highlight the risk of trusting material online.
After the 2016 election, Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg played down fake news as a challenge for the world’s biggest social media platform. He later signaled that he took the problem seriously and would let users flag content and enable fact-checkers to label stories in dispute. These judgments subsequently prevented stories being turned into paid advertisements, which were one key avenue toward viral promotion.
In June, Zuckerberg said Facebook made an “execution mistake” when it didn’t act fast enough to identify a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in which her speech was slurred and distorted.
What of Posse Comitatous?
|Posted by George Freund on September 2, 2019 at 9:15 AM|
August 28, 2019 by Michael Snyder
Does Warren Buffett believe that a major financial crisis is coming? In life, what people do is far more important than what they say, and what Warren Buffett is doing with his money right now speaks volumes. During the second half of 2019, a lot of the “experts” are warning about the possibility of a market crash, and corporate insiders have been selling stocks at a rate that we haven’t seen since the last financial crisis. There appears to be a widespread belief that the market is about to take a really negative turn, and we haven’t seen this sort of a “race for the exits” in a very long time. But when there is a lot of fear on Wall Street, that can sometimes be an opportunity to make a lot of money. Warren Buffett certainly hasn’t been afraid to “zig” when others are “zagging” over the years, and if he believed that there were great opportunities in the marketplace right now he would not hesitate to strike. But as you will see below, he’s not doing that.
Warren Buffett is the most famous investor in America today, but if you are not familiar with him, the following is a pretty good introduction from Wikipedia…
Warren Edward Buffett (/ˈbʌfɪt/; born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$82 billion as of July 18, 2019, making him the third-wealthiest person in the world.
Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He developed an interest in business and investing in his youth, eventually entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1947 before transferring and graduating from the University of Nebraska at the age of 19. He went on to graduate from Columbia Business School, where he molded his investment philosophy around the concept of value investing that was pioneered by Benjamin Graham. He attended New York Institute of Finance to focus his economics background and soon after began various business partnerships, including one with Graham. He created Buffett Partnership, Ltd in 1956 and his firm eventually acquired a textile manufacturing firm called Berkshire Hathaway, assuming its name to create a diversified holding company. In 1978, Charlie Munger joined Buffett and became vice chairman of the company.
Buffett became one of the wealthiest people in the entire country by aggressively investing his money. His keen instincts have enabled him to make the right move far more often than not, and that is why what he is doing with his money right now has so many people concerned.
Instead of pumping his company’s cash into the stock market, Buffett has decided to hoard it. In fact, Berkshire Hathaway currently has 122 billion dollars that is just sitting there and doing nothing at all…
Warren Buffett, known for being one of the world’s most prescient investors, has kept quiet on whether U.S. equities are too expensive at a time when the global economy is slowing, Bloomberg reports. But he’s reportedly hoarding a record $122 billion in cash at Berkshire Hathaway Inc., leading to some speculation that he sees a recession on the horizon, or at least is sending some sort of warning. The cash pile is more than half the value of Berkshire’s $208 billion portfolio of public companies, and the only time that percentage has reportedly been higher since 1987 was in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.
Yet again, we are talking about something that hasn’t happened since the last financial crisis.
Red flags are popping up all around us, and yet most people are choosing not to pay attention.
If Buffett believed that an “economic boom” was coming and that stock prices were going to go higher, sitting on a giant mountain of cash wouldn’t make any sense at all.
But if he believed that the market was about to crash and that stock prices would soon be far cheaper than they are now, having a mammoth cash hoard would make all of the sense in the world.
Of course Buffett is not the only one that can see what is coming. Earlier today, a CNBC article lamented the fact that there has been a “sudden pullback” in spending among wealthy individuals all over America…
From real estate and retail stores to classic cars and art, the weakest segment of the American economy right now is the very top. While the middle class and broader consumer sections continue to spend, economists say the sudden pullback among the wealthy could cascade down to the rest of the economy and create a further drag on growth.
Luxury real estate is having its worst year since the financial crisis, with pricey markets like Manhattan seeing six straight quarters of sales declines. According to Redfin, sales of homes priced at $1.5 million or more fell 5% in the U.S. in the second quarter. Unsold mansions and penthouses are piling up across the country, especially in ritzy resort towns, with a nearly three-year supply of luxury listings in Aspen, Colorado, and the Hamptons in New York.
When an economic crisis is ahead, the correct thing to do is to reduce spending, and obviously that is precisely what many at the top of the economic pyramid have decided to do.
Meanwhile, millions of other Americans do not understand what is happening, and they just assume that everything is going to be just fine somehow.
A lot of people out there seem to believe that the problems that caused the last financial crisis were “fixed” and that the good times will just keep on rolling for many years to come.
Perhaps the blind optimists will be proven right and Warren Buffett will be proven wrong this time.
It is theoretically possible that this could happen, but I certainly wouldn’t bet on it.
|Posted by George Freund on September 2, 2019 at 9:05 AM|
This book fell off my shelf and got to the top of the pile. It was written by a Bush era press secretary Scott McClellan. As our matriarch Joyce Riley always said, it's by design. It is.
The author references another book The Permanent Campaign and its Future by Ornstein and Mann from American Enterprise Inst. and Brookings respectively. The permanent campaign is "a nonstop process seeking to manipulate sources of public approval to engage in the act of governing itself."
In this new system, governing is primarily focused, in Heclo's phrase, "on manipulating sources of public approval," using such tools as the news media, political blogs, popular web sites, paid advertising, talk radio, local organizations, and propaganda disseminated by interest groups to shape narratives to one's advantage. In the age of the permanent campaign, governing becomes an offshoot of campaigning rather than the other way around. Bills at times are written as much to create talking points for boosting one's own party and embarrassing the opposition as they are to improve the operations of government or to promote justice. Presidential initiatives from health care programs to foreign invasions are regularly devised, named, timed, and launched with one eye (or both eyes) on the electoral calendar. Budgets are drawn up not solely with the pressing needs of the public at the forefront but rather to reward loyalists, punish enemies, and win votes in contested districts and states when November rolls around.
Richard Nixon made good use of the concept employing the IRS to go after enemies and employing dirty tricks.
It is followed by the perpetual scandal culture as outlined in Bob Woodward's book Shadow.
Lanny Davis outlines the rise of the New Left and the New Right in the early 60's in his book Scandal.
The result was that, by the end of the 1960's and the 1972 presidential election, both parties were in danger of domination by ideological purists who had personalized their political differences into hatred and vitriol. A dangerous new symmetry had set into the American political culture. For both the New Left and New Right, it was not enough to defeat the political opposition and criticize their policies. It was necessary to destroy the opposition and describe their policies as evil.
I would look at this as the classic Roman tactic of divide and conquer for it matters not who wins one side or the other will destroy the nation under subjugation. It even garnered a name borking for the assault on Judge Bork in his day.
The founding fathers were not in favor of political parties and would be horrified at mob rule. The irony is they preferred learned elders appointed by the states and the electoral collage. It is ironic the global state preferred by many would be a world run by appointed elders while tearing apart the republic where the founders appreciated a similar non partisan approach. So we ask can any system survive as a moral absolute or must it denigrate into its more basic state mob rule? Ergo the system of checks and balances without a standing army or a monopoly on the use of force holding the precepts of we the people sacred as the best alternative to the absolutism of the Left or Right and the destructive mob rule that results. Not only is that what happened, it is happening before our eyes each and every day. Our only hope is to acknowledge the fact and call out the process so that we cease being its victims and return to being masters of our destiny in a free republic.
|Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on August 25, 2019 at 6:20 PM|
August 23, 2019 by Michael Snyder
Just when things seemed to be settling down a little bit, our conflict with China has suddenly escalated to a dangerous new phase. This is not simply just a “trade war” any longer, and our relationship with China will never be the same again. As you will see below, President Trump just referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as our “enemy”, and this is something that the Chinese are going to take extremely seriously. In China, the national leader is a representation of the government as a whole, and the government as a whole is a representation of the entire county. So to the Chinese people, what Trump just said will be interpreted as “the United States and China are now enemies”. Of course for Trump everything would be forgiven tomorrow if the Chinese totally caved in to his demands and started saying all sorts of nice things about him, but for the Chinese what has transpired in recent months will be remembered for generations. President Trump has insulted their national honor over and over again, and that sort of thing may not mean much to us here in the western world anymore, but over in China their sense of honor is central to who they are as a people. After everything that has already been said and done, there will be no going back, and we are now facing a future in which the United States and China will be very bitter enemies.
In response to previously announced U.S. tariffs, China stunned global markets when it announced a new wave of tariffs on U.S. goods early on Friday…
The trade war between the U.S. and China escalated further Friday as Beijing announced a new set of tariffs on American products, sending the stock market plunging.
The China State Council announced it would impose tariffs ranging from 5% to 10% on an additional $75 billion in U.S. goods, according to state media outlet Global Times.
After Trump learned of this, he hit the ceiling, and he immediately went on a Twitter rant in which he pledged to hit Chinese goods with even higher tariffs…
For many years China (and many other countries) has been taking advantage of the United States on Trade, Intellectual Property Theft, and much more.
Our Country has been losing HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year to China, with no end in sight.
Sadly, past Administrations have allowed China to get so far ahead of Fair and Balanced Trade that it has become a great burden to the American Taxpayer.
As President, I can no longer allow this to happen! In the spirit of achieving Fair Trade, we must Balance this very unfair Trading Relationship.
China should not have put new Tariffs on 75 BILLION DOLLARS of United States product (politically motivated!).
Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30%.
Additionally, the remaining 300 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, that was being taxed from September 1st at 10%, will now be taxed at 15%. Thank you for your attention to this matter!
In addition, Trump “hereby ordered” U.S. corporations “to immediately start looking for an alternative to China”…
Trump then tweeted that American companies “are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.” He did not immediately detail the authority he thought he could use to compel firms to leave China.
When I first saw that I could hardly believe what I was seeing, and you may have had the same reaction.
Can Trump actually do that?
Well, no, the truth is that he can’t.
He can certainly encourage U.S. businesses to leave China, but as CNN has pointed out, he doesn’t have the authority to unilaterally order all of our companies to leave an entire country…
Here’s the thing: Donald Trump can’t order American business to do anything. There’s a reason the business world is known as the “private sector” — because it’s not owned or controlled by the government (aka the “public sector.” We don’t have state-run industry (or media). The President of the United States can’t “order” privately held business to do, well, much of anything.
And on top of everything else, President Trump posted another tweet in which he called Chinese President Xi Jinping our “enemy”. The following comes directly from Trump’s Twitter account…
As usual, the Fed did NOTHING! It is incredible that they can “speak” without knowing or asking what I am doing, which will be announced shortly. We have a very strong dollar and a very weak Fed. I will work “brilliantly” with both, and the U.S. will do great…
….My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?
Any hopes for a trade deal with China during the Trump administration were already dead, but this has put even more nails in the coffin.
When the outlook for the U.S. economy was brighter, getting a trade deal with China done was not so critical for Trump, but now things have dramatically changed.
At this point, even the White House’s own internal forecasts are showing “that the economy could slow markedly over the next year”…
Top White House advisers notified President Trump earlier this month that some internal forecasts showed that the economy could slow markedly over the next year, stopping short of a recession but complicating his path to reelection in 2020.
The private forecast, one of several delivered to Trump and described by three people familiar with the briefing, contrasts sharply with the triumphant rhetoric the president and his surrogates have repeatedly used to describe the economy.
Things just continue to get even bleaker. U.S. manufacturing just contracted for the very first time since 2009, and the financial markets are starting to figure out that there aren’t any promising solutions on the horizon.
On Friday, the trade war turmoil greatly spooked investors and the Dow ended the day down more than 600 points…
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 623.34 points lower, or 2.4% at 25,628.90. The S&P 500 slid 2.6% to close at 2,847.11. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 3% to end the day at 7,751.77. The losses brought the Dow’s decline for August to more than 4%.
The major indexes also posted weekly losses for the fourth straight time. The Dow dropped about 1% this week while the S&P 500 pulled back 1.4%. The Nasdaq lost 1.8%.
As I noted at the end of last month, the stock market started to decline in July, and now it has fallen every single week here in August. Just like in “The Beginning Of The End”, we are potentially facing a scenario in which we experience great economic and financial turmoil during the second half of the year.
Over and over again, I have kept warning my readers that our relations with China were going to get progressively worse. We have been expecting this for a long time, but most Americans still do not grasp the implications of this crisis.
This conflict between the United States and China is going to change everything. An extraordinary amount of pain is heading our way, and our society is completely and utterly unprepared to handle it.
Politician's lies roll off of the tongue like the rain drops from a monsoon. We are so inured to them. President Trump speaks his mind. It takes getting used to. China is less than a fair weather friend. Enemy could be the correct term. The president gets his intelligence briefings. Knowing what they really say and do must cause him irritation. I remember they were planning war against the United States and openly spoke of it. With friends like that who needs enemies?
|Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on August 25, 2019 at 11:10 AM|
Hundreds of thousands of guns sold in the United States vanish because of loose American gun laws. Many reappear in Jamaica, turning its streets into battlefields.
CLARENDON, Jamaica — She came to Jamaica from the United States about four years ago, sneaking in illegally, stowed away to avoid detection. Within a few short years, she became one of the nation’s most-wanted assassins.
She preyed on the parish of Clarendon, carrying out nine confirmed kills, including a double homicide outside a bar, the killing of a father at a wake and the murder of a single mother of three. Her violence was indiscriminate: She shot and nearly killed a 14-year-old girl getting ready for church.
With few clues to identify her, the police named her Briana. They knew only her country of origin — the United States — where she had been virtually untraceable since 1991. She was a phantom, the eighth-most-wanted killer on an island with no shortage of murder, suffering one of the highest homicide rates in the world. And she was only one of thousands.
Briana, serial number 245PN70462, was a 9-millimeter Browning handgun.
An outbreak of violence is afflicting Jamaica, born of small-time gangs, warring criminals and neighborhood feuds that go back generations — hand-me-down hatred fueled by pride. This year, the government called a state of emergency to stop the bloodshed in national hot spots, sending the military into the streets.
Guns like Briana reside at the epicenter of the crisis. Worldwide, 32 percent of homicides are committed with firearms, according to the Igarapé Institute, a research group. In Jamaica, the figure is higher than 80 percent. And most of those guns come from the United States, amassed by exploiting loose American gun laws that facilitate the carnage.
While the gun control debate has flared in the United States for decades — most recently after the mass shootings this month in El Paso and Dayton — American firearms are pouring into neighboring countries and igniting record violence, in part because of federal and state restrictions that make it difficult, or sometimes nearly impossible, to track the weapons and interrupt smuggling networks.
In the United States, the dispute over guns focuses almost exclusively on the policies, consequences and constitutional rights of American citizens, often framed by the assertion “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” — that the reckless acts of a few should not dictate access for all.
But here in Jamaica, there is no such debate. Law enforcement officials, politicians and even gangsters on the street agree: It’s the abundance of guns, typically from the United States, that makes the country so deadly. And while the argument over gun control plays on a continual loop in the United States, Jamaicans say they are dying because of it — at a rate that is nine times the global average.
“Many people in the U.S. see gun control as a purely domestic issue,” said Anthony Clayton, the lead author of Jamaica’s 2014 National Security Policy. But America’s “long-suffering neighbors, whose citizens are being murdered by U.S. weapons, have a very different perspective.”
Firearms play such a central role in Jamaican murders that the authorities keep a list of the nation’s 30 deadliest guns, based on ballistic matches. To keep track of them, they are given names, like Ghost or Ambrogio.
A gang member holding a Kalashnikov rifle at a house in Kingston, Jamaica
(I guess he doesn't know that's against the law.)
Much of the fighting today stems from political conflicts that stretch back long before the shooters were born. In past decades, armed groups loyal to one of the two major parties — the Jamaica Labour Party and the People’s National Party — battled one another for dominance.
The patronage networks eventually transitioned to crime, stripped of their political focus. Local leaders, known as Dons, grew incredibly powerful, as deep connections to the United States, Canada and Britain enabled their criminal enterprises to become transnational.
But that, too, changed as the government cracked down on the Dons and targeted the drug trade in Jamaica. By 2010, the Dons were all but a thing of the past, with the last major player, Christopher Coke, known locally as Dudus, arrested and extradited to the United States after battles that resulted in the deaths of at least 73 people...
At around 11 p.m. on April 28, an off-duty policeman was having a drink at a local bar in Clarendon when two men showed up to rob it. One of them was Mr. Daley, who flashed the Browning at patrons and demanded money. The officer drew on the two men and announced himself, officials say.
Mr. Daley turned and fired, but the policeman had the drop on both men, killing Mr. Daley on the spot.
And like that, the gun was off the streets.
This is quite the tome. Jamaica banned guns in 1963 as I recall. So banning guns had little to no effect on the crisis requiring the army to be deployed. Mexico has done the same and is embroiled in a massive drug war and is awash in guns too. So as the law of supply and demand requires you cannot ban anything not even misery. We have misery because we have a drug war over another banned group of things narcotics. That is the disease. The guns and violence are the symptoms.
You should take note that the drug gangs rose from conflicts among the two main political parties which at some point of time must have formed governments. It would be logical to assume they allowed their various factions to arm themselves. So no law would interfere with the master of the law obfuscating it.
We also see that gun control creates an underground network supply of guns completely out of the control of authority save and except the authority of the gangs. That is the worst case scenario as we can see in the examples presented. It is anarchy at its best. The law of the jungle is the supreme law at that point. So if peace and order are the object of gun laws, the exercise is one of futility.
The other bit of math and science involved here is the path of least resistance. That appears to be the container ship and other conduits bringing in the drugs. Like other failed narco states, the people are trapped between a police state apparatus and a defacto state apparatus of criminal gangs. It sounds like heaven. Thank Satan they removed moral religious instruction from the public schools so there can't be the vaguest hope of redemption from the power of evil.
I take delight in the way the assassin was removed from circulation. An off duty policeman was carrying concealed, and Briana was removed from the cold dead hand of the drug soldier. As the Americans have learned by encoding in their sacred documents, it is the people who are and must remain the government. Had anyone along the sordid line had a concealed weapon perhaps the assassin would have been rendered mute long before as well as any other. However, the people must cower in fear of the gangs forever because they gave up their right to bear arms. It is only fitting the gangs and the political parties are in union. It is my surmise of the situation everywhere. The drug gangs are the tax collectors that ultimately support the political establishment through the organized crime nexus.
As long as we remain in this earthly matrix, there are two overriding forces. One is for good. One is for evil. Disarming any potential for good does not destroy evil. It exacerbates it as clearly observed in Jamaica and Mexico. I cannot wait for the days after gun control to mock our leaders after the situation gets worse and not better. Ban politicians for they have brought this carnage upon us.
|Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on August 23, 2019 at 8:45 AM|
Move over, Jesus, Donald Trump’s taking over.
The chronically boastful president went on a narcissistic rant of biblical proportions Wednesday, giving a nod to a right-wing conspiracy theorist who dubbed him “King of Israel” and declaring himself “the chosen one.”
Trump kicked off the self-aggrandizing spiel with a morning tweet giving a presidential bullhorn to comments made by fringe conservative radio host Wayne Allyn Root about the commander-in-chief’s escalating beef with Democrats over U.S. support for Israel.
“Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words,” Trump posted before quoting the Nevada-based commentator: “President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world...and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God...But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense!”
Root, who’s best known for pushing the false and racist theory that former President Barack Obama is gay and wasn’t born in the U.S., made those comments on the air while riffing on Trump’s remarks a day earlier that American Jews who vote Democratic are either dumb or “disloyal."
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In any event, I decided I need to look more closely at the picture and sure enough, if you look at the image of Melania, you will see that there are two hands coming out of her left arm. One hand appears to be in a prayer/protective position of Trump while the other is secretly sprinkling something into a drink or onto a plate. Look closely at this image. (Notes from source.)
The hidden hand has been a factor in plots and conspiracies through the ages.
Adam Weishaupt was taught and financed by pow-erful families who were under the hands of the Hidden Hand. Hidden hand were the ones who, through certain people, had Adam Weishaupt create the Illuminati for cer-tain reasons, some of which are obvious. The Hidden Hand traces its origins back to an-cient Egypt and possibly Sumeria, therefore you see Egyptian symbolism everywhere.
The subtext carries twilight language meaning as well. The Four aces are very significant in tarot card reading.
I suppose it is only befitting that for my first post I should talk about the four aces for they always represent that BEGINNING ENERGY. They are said to reside at the four corners of the North Pole and are literally the conduit that implements that particular element (wands, swords, cups, pentacles.) The energy for the element comes from the astral realm and zaps the ACE and it is manifested into our material world.
In a reading, the ace always represent that beginning force so for example, if one draws an Ace of Pentacles, it can be assured that a new financial or material opportunity (money, new career offer, cars, boats, etc) is being manifested. Very simply put, Ace of Cups is new emotions, Ace of Swords new mental thoughts or energy and Ace of Wands new action or adventure.
4 ACES – THIS WOULD INDICATE TREMENDOUS POWER AND FORCE, THE COSMOS ARE LITERALLY OPENING UP TO GRANT YOU THE SUBJECT OR ISSUE IN QUESTION
The 6-7 adds to 13 the number of death.
Death (XIII) is the 13th trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. It is used in Tarot, tarock and tarocchi games as well as in divination.
Angel number 22 is a powerful sign from your angels that you are on purpose in life and about to turn your dreams into reality.
Number 22 is called a Master Number in Numerology, which means that it has an extraordinarily powerful vibration.
The high vibration of angel number 22 comes from the fact that it is an expression of the highest intention of your angels, which is service to humanity.
Angel number 22 is a sign from your angels that you are on the verge of attaining spiritual wisdom of the highest order, and that you are called to share with the entire world.
It is known that numbers have special symbolism in the Bible. Number 22 is one of the numbers that are very important in this book. Since ancient times it has been believed that number 22 is the number of God, as well as the number of Revelation.
According to the Bible, number 22 is usually considered to be the symbol of disorganization. This number is made up of numbers 2 x 11 and it is known that number 11 is a symbol of chaos and disorder.
It is known that the first king of Israel, whose name was Jeroboam I, was on the throne 22 years. There was also another king of Israel called king Ahab, who also reigned for the period of 22 years.
The Bible says that God created 22 things in only 6 days of creation. Another biblical fact about number 22 is that the Hebrew alphabet is composed of 22 letters. These letters are used for the composition of the Word of God.
It is also known that the Aaronic Old Testament contains 22 books. The Bible says that there were 22 generations between Adam and Jacob. The 119th psalm has 22 parts, while the 25th psalm is made up of 22 verses.
The word “light“ is used 22 times in the Gospel of John. It is also important to say that the book of 3John was actually the 22nd book that is contained in the New Testament. It is interesting to say that the Judge of Israel, whose name was Jair, was in the service for the period of 22 years. Sometimes in the Bible number 22 is related to death.
The number 5 usually indicates someone who is full of energy (but unable to channel it responsibly).
This number brings adaptability, independence of thought and action, and an unwillingness to (completely) conform.
The Number 5 as a Person
If numbers were people they would share many qualities with the extreme personalities of the gods, like Hades or Hermes. (People tend to be a combination of many numbers, so it is rare to know someone who truly lives up to one number’s personality.)
If the number 5 were a person, she would be the freedom-loving and independent child of the creative number 3 and the motherly number 2.
The number 5 is commonly referred to as the number of humanity. Human beings have five fingers, five toes, five appendages (if the head is included), five senses, and five major systems of the body. She is noted for independence, versatility, rebellion, and a daring nature.
She tends to attract people who are eccentric and don’t blend in with the social demands of the world.
The number 5 is unpredictable, and it is in her nature to be in constant motion and to enjoy all the subtle (and extreme) changes of the world.
To keep pace with the changes of the world, the number 5 changes her mind often, which is perhaps why she rarely chooses sides in a debate (regardless of her opinionated nature). She usually has a much easier time adapting to quick changes than other numbers.
On the negative side, she can be a daredevil, though she won’t allow herself to be a part of any club or cult (or at least not allow herself to be consumed by one).
The Number 5 in History
The number 5 is prominent in Lutheranism and the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths (e.g. the Luther Rose, the Hamsa Hand, the story of David and Goliath).
There are five books in the Torah and five pillars of Islam, and David collected five smooth stones to defeat the giant.
The pentagram is a significant symbol in many religions including Taoism. The Pythagoreans believed the number 5 to be the number resembling a marriage between the earth and the heavens (i.e. “hieros gamos”;).
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Then, of course, there is the 1,500 (6) and 3,000 (6) for the other number of significance 666.
To trump is to outrank or defeat someone or something, often in a highly public way.
Numbers 10:8 The sons of Aaron, [the] priest(s), shall sound with [the] trumps, and this shall be a lawful thing everlasting in your generations (and this shall be an everlasting law in all your generations).
Numbers 10:4 If thou shalt trump with one trump, the princes and the chief men of the multitude of Israel shall come to thee;
Joshua 6:8 And when Joshua had ended these words, and the seven priests trumped with seven trumps before the ark of the bond of peace of the Lord, (And when Joshua had finished speaking, the seven priests blew the seven trumpets before the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord,)
Joshua 6:9 and all the people armed went before, and the tother common people of fighters followed the ark, and all things sounded with the trumps.
We assume our trump is an instrument. The could have no idea of today's office holder being a divinely inspired instrument. There is much encoded in this newspaper. The masonic learned to read behind the lines. So must we..
|Posted by George Freund on August 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM|
The Mainstream Media Is Suddenly Full Of Stories About The Coming Recession
August 15, 2019 by Michael Snyder
All of a sudden, it seems like the mainstream media just can’t stop talking about “the coming recession”. If you go to Google News and type in the word “recession”, you will literally get dozens of articles from the last couple of days with “recession” in the headline. And of course it is true that there are signs of global economic trouble all around us, and I have been documenting them on my website all throughout 2019. So we don’t want to criticize the mainstream media when they actually decide to tell the truth, because a recession is definitely coming, but could it be possible that there is also a hidden political agenda at work? The economy is generally regarded to be one of the bright spots for President Trump, and political operatives on the left clearly understand that a major economic downturn now would spell almost certain doom for Trump’s chances of winning the 2020 election. And when mainstream reporters talk about the possibility of a recession as we approach the next election, many of them almost seem gleeful as they describe how it could hurt Trump politically. Ultimately, when things start to really get bad it is inevitable that the mainstream media will place the blame directly at the feet of Trump. It is easy to imagine a narrative along the lines of “Trump’s handling of the economy has plunged the nation into a recession” being relentlessly pounded into the heads of American voters over the next year. And if the end result is Trump being voted out of office, more than 90 percent of those that work for the big news companies will be just fine with that.
This week, we have seen an absolute explosion in the number of stories about the possibility of an imminent recession. The following are just a few of the stories I came across while doing research earlier today…
–A global recession may be coming a lot sooner than anyone thought
–Recession watch: 6 financial moves to make when the economy slows down
–Trump 2020 can’t afford a recession
–The recession question we should be asking isn’t ‘when’ but ‘how bad?’
–Recession fears explained in one simple sentence
–Recession ahead? Dow, stocks tank on fears that bond market signals a downturn
–Recession indicator with perfect track record flashing red
–Recession signs are flashing, but Americans are still shopping at Walmart
–Worried about a recession? Don’t panic, but be prepared
Of course many of these stories were sparked by a major event that we just witnessed on Wall Street. The following comes from Fox Business…
The yield curve is blaring a recession warning.
The spread between the U.S. 2-year and 10-year yields on Wednesday turned negative for the first time since 2007. Such a development has occurred ahead of each and every U.S. recession of the last 50 years, sometimes leading by as much as 24 months.
Yes, it is possible that the yield curve could be wrong this time, but I wouldn’t bet on it.
And the economic news that is coming in from all over the world just continues to confirm that conditions are deteriorating. On Thursday, we learned that U.S. manufacturing has slumped back into contraction territory, and earlier this week we got some really troubling news from Germany and China…
Germany – Europe’s largest economy – reported that its gross domestic product, a measure of an economy’s health, went negative in the second quarter.
In China, the country’s industrial output in July hit a 17-year low, Detrick said. Retail sales and investment in real estate and other fixed assets weakened, an indication the world’s second-biggest economy is feeling pressure.
So it isn’t as if the mainstream media is being dishonest with us in this case. Global economic activity is most definitely slowing down, and many believe that things will get much worse during the second half of this year.
And a global economic slowdown would be terrible news for the Trump campaign, because their entire narrative depends on President Trump making the economy great again. A substantial percentage of American voters are convinced that since he is a billionaire, Trump must really understand the economy very well. And according to a CNN poll from earlier this year, the performance of the economy is one of the main reasons for his current level of support…
Right now, the main reason voters approve of Trump’s job performance is the economy. A CNN poll from late May found that 26% of those who approve of Trump’s job performance said it was mainly because of the economy. That was more than double the next most commonly given answer. Additionally, 8% said jobs/unemployment was the main reason for why they approved of Trump. Among those who disapproved, few said anything related to the economy was the main reason why they disapproved of Trump. For example, only 1% said the Trump tax cuts.
But if the U.S. economy plunges into a painful recession, the game completely changes.
For those on the left that would like to see Trump voted out in 2020, the timing of the next recession will be key. If the next recession doesn’t begin until the second half of 2020, there may not be enough economic pain before November to swing the election in the favor of the Democratic candidate. So what the left really needs is for a recession to begin during the second half of 2019 or the first half of 2020 so that Americans are really suffering by the time election day rolls around.
I know that is a very sick way to think, but these are the sorts of conversations that these people actually have. For example, on his own television show Bill Maher publicly stated that a recession would be“worth it” if Trump is voted out in 2020. As we approach the next election, many on the left will be so desperate to see Trump gone that they will be willing to pay just about any price to see that happen.
And to be honest, the U.S. economy is definitely way overdue for a major downturn, and so it is only prudent to get prepared for rough times ahead. At this point, even USA Today is providing us with “recession survival tips”…
Do you really need that bundle package from your cable provider, or to pay a gardener to mow your lawn every week? Now might be a good time to figure out what’s an essential expense, and what you can let go.
“Review the family budget to see what could be reduced or cut if there was a sudden drop in monthly income,” says Richard Fleming, a certified financial planner based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “Be prepared to make those reductions (or) cuts as soon as it becomes necessary.”
That is actually really good advice.
Now is a time to cut costs, get out of debt and build up your emergency fund.
The coming year promises to be quite chaotic, and those that hate President Trump are likely to pull out all the stops in an all-out attempt to get him voted out in 2020.
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|Posted by George Freund on August 19, 2019 at 5:20 PM|
August 18, 2019 by Michael Snyder
A transportation recession often precedes a recession for the entire economy, and while the debate about when the U.S. economy as a whole will plunge into a recession is quite vigorous right now, the truth is that the debate is over regarding when a transportation recession will begin. Throughout 2017 and most of 2018, U.S. freight shipment volume was booming, and that was a very strong sign that overall economic activity was rising. But when economic activity begins to decline, freight shipment volume often goes negative, and that is precisely what is happening right now. In fact, U.S. freight shipment volume has now declined on a year over year basis for eight months in a row.
Freight shipments within the US by all modes of transportation – truck, rail, air, and barge – fell 5.9% in July 2019, compared to July 2018, the eighth month in a row of year-over-year declines, according to the Cass Freight Index for Shipments, which tracks shipments of consumer and industrial goods but not of bulk commodities such as grains. This decline along with the 6.0% drop in May were the steepest year-over-year declines in freight shipments since the Financial Crisis
When something happens for eight months in a row, that is definitely a trend, and we haven’t seen declines of this magnitude since the last recession.
And other numbers confirm what the Cass Freight Index is telling us. For example, ACT Research says that the trucking industry is officially in a recession after “two consecutive quarters of negative growth”…
The trucking industry is officially in a recession, according to data tracked by ACT Research.
After months of suggesting a pullback was possible, ACT President Kenny Vieth told FreightWaves on Thursday, July 11 that all metrics his firm tracks meet the technical definition of a recession – two consecutive quarters of negative growth.
“Every freight metric we look at has been negative for at least six months,” he said.
Of course it is possible that the transportation industry could pull out of this recession without the U.S. economy as a whole dipping into one, but I wouldn’t count on it this time.
As I have been documenting for months, just about every economic indicator is telling us that big trouble is ahead.
And more bad news just keeps rolling in on a daily basis. In fact, we just learned that yet another major retailer is shutting down all of their stores…
Plus-size women’s clothing retailer Avenue Stores, LLC is shutting down all locations.
On Wednesday, the company announced plans to close all 222 stores across 33 states. Everything from clothing to store fixtures will be sold from locations across America, according to a press release.
Usually major retailers don’t do this sort of thing so late in the year. If at all possible, there is usually an all-out effort to hang on through the highly lucrative Christmas season, and so things must have been really bad for Avenue Stores to pull the plug here in mid-August.
And all of this is happening even though interest rates are still much lower than the long-term average and the federal government is borrowing and spending money like there is no tomorrow. According to Wolf Richter, our national debt is up by more than a trillion dollars over the last 12 months…
The US Gross National Debt has jumped by $363 billion in the two weeks since President Trump signed the law that suspended the debt ceiling. This surge pushed the total debt to $22.39 trillion. That’s up by $1.01 trillion from 12 months ago. And these are the good times.
This is emergency level spending, and it has been happening while the U.S. economy has still been relatively stable.
When the federal government borrows money that it does not have and spends it into the economy, that tends to boost overall economic activity and raise GDP numbers. This was Barack Obama’s favorite economic trick, and Donald Trump has followed right in his footsteps. But of course in the process we are literally destroying the bright future that our children and our grandchildren were supposed to have. What we are doing to future generations of Americans is beyond criminal, and all of us should be deeply disgusted by what is happening.
But of course the politicians in D.C. are deathly afraid to do anything about our exploding debt, because if we cut spending to sustainable levels that would immediately plunge the U.S. economy into a horrific recession. And when bad economic times come, voters tend to vote out the people that are already holding office.
For President Trump, keeping the U.S. economy out of a recession is absolutely critical to his chances of winning in 2020, and he knows it.
His opponents know it too, and that is why many of them are openly rooting for a recession. For instance, just check out what Bill Maher said on his show on Friday…
HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher made another desperate plea for a recession on Friday, saying that the economic downturn “would be very worth getting rid of Donald Trump.”
“So I’ve been saying for about two years that I hope we have a recession,” Bill Maher said. “And people get mad at me, as Sean Hannity thinks I’m actually causing a recession. I’m just saying we can survive a recession. We’ve had 47 of them. We’ve had one every time there’s a Republican president.”
“So, yes, a recession would be very worth getting rid of Donald Trump and these kind of policies,” Maher said after citing a dubious United Nations report that claims a million species are at risk of extinction.
On the other side, President Trump and his team are going to try to make things seem as rosy as possible between now and election day.
So they will keep telling us that everything is just wonderful, and they will keep insisting that a recession is not coming…
Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday he does not forecast a recession “at all,” despite warning signs exhibited by the bond market last week.
“First of all, I don’t see a recession at all,” Kudlow told “Fox News Sunday.” “Second of all, the Trump pro-growth program, which I believe has been succeeding – lower tax rates, big rollback of regulations, energy opening, trade reform – we’re gonna stay with that. We believe that’s the heart of the free enterprise. We want an incentive-oriented supply-side economy, providing opportunities for everybody across the board.”
In the end, it really isn’t going to matter who is in the White House. What is coming to America is going to be extremely painful, and we are about to reap the consequences for decades of incredibly foolish decisions.
How we view reality should never be distorted based on what political party we identify with. When we willingly choose not to see things objectively, we become very susceptible to deception.
The truth is always going to be the truth, and in our case the truth is not pretty.