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Hi James,

Just wanted to send you a short note to let you know that Clif High from HalfPastHuman.com will be the guest for the “Early Sunday Release” on USAWatchdog.com. Clif High has new data mined from the Internet and will give predictions on the economy, and truth bombs that will coming out soon. Hope you enjoy this in-depth interview.

Greg

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

Hard to understand why all liberals are going wild.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

Oh my! We will miss them so.

Iran To Ditch The Dollar In Wake Of Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’
January 30, 2017

The Iranian government is to stop using the US dollar in its official statements, according to a report in the local English-language daily the Financial Tribune.

The decision was announced by Central Bank of Iran governor Valiollah Seif during a television interview on the evening of January 29 and, according to the paper, is due to take effect from the start of the new fiscal year on 21 March. It will affect all official financial and foreign exchange reports.

The move is significant in the light of the recent ‘Muslim ban’ by US President Donald Trump, which prevents anyone from Iran and six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. The Iranian government has vowed to take “reciprocal measures” and has said it will stop issuing visas to US citizens. Some exceptions to this may be made though. Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that it has yet to decide on whether to allow a US freestyle wrestling team into the country. The team is due to compete in the Wrestling World Cup in Kermanshah province in mid-February.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

You can not do this if you cheated yourself.

Trump To Ask For ‘Major Investigation Into Voter Fraud’
January 25, 2017

President Trump on Wednesday said he will launch a “major” investigation to look into voter fraud in the country.

“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time),” the president tweeted Wednesday morning.

“Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!”

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

President Trump sends message: “My way or the highway”.

Trump White House Clashes With Resistant Civil Servants
February 1, 2017

Tensions between President Trump and the civil service have spilled out into the open as the bureaucracy’s career employees publicly clash with their chief executive.

Civil servants were always bound to be at odds with the president, who promised to drain the government “swamp.” But now a string of spats with the bureaucracy, culminating Friday with the president’s controversial immigration executive order, has forced that bad blood to become public. After the acting attorney general refused to defend Trump’s order on Monday night, he fired her. Meanwhile, hundreds of State Department diplomats are reportedly signing on to a dissent memo criticizing the policy.

The moves are the latest signals of unease from a civil service facing a 180-degree shift from the previous administration and a new president who repeatedly lambasted the bureaucracy while on the campaign stump.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

It is such good entertainment to wake up every day and turn on the liberal TV to watch the Trump bashing. At least one person has more trolls than I do.

Trump Taps Neil Gorsuch For Supreme Court
January 31, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday selected Neil Gorsuch to succeed Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, setting up a nasty confirmation battle with Senate Democrats stung over the GOP blockade against former President Obama’s pick.

Trump named Gorsuch, a well-respected conservative who sits on the Colorado-based 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, after a drama-packed day that resembled the president’s former reality show “The Apprentice.”

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

Dear Mr. President Don:

You’re their President as you are won. That is the entire matter. MSM and wild eyed and undisciplined liberals should get on with their lives as there is nothing you can do about it. The world political and ambassadorial fops should stop trying to predict what has never happened before in anyone’s life time.

Nigel Farrago today said it perfect in get over it. No one can forecast Presidents Trump’s moves as he does not give a dame about his troops. This President does who now ignore the manufactures of fake news,

MSM. In fact he dislikes them all intensely. The MSM fraternity has caused irreconcilable differences between them. Keep in mind this man you are the master of rescue from Bankruptcy. The new President has just taken over a Bankrupt world of globally interacting financially. “The Art of the Bankruptcy” may be your next 2 years.

Jim

Read the following and learn something from Nigel.

Nigel Farage Brutally Trolled With ‘He’s Lying To You’ Sign During Speech About Donald Trump
February 1, 2017

Nigel Farage was brutally trolled during a speech about Donald Trump today by a Labour MEP.

London MEP Seb Dance switched seats to sit right behind Farage during a speech to the European Parliament in Brussels – and held up a little sign telling viewers “he’s lying to you.”

The hilarious moment came as Farage barked out a speech accusing the EU being of “anti-American” and “anti-democratic zealots”.

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Ronald Reagan joke about Democrats courtesy of Dr. K.

Jim/Bill,

When did we start ignoring the laws of sedition?

Clearly a movement is being promoted to usurp our government, by a Georgetown professor no less!

This is how most view Sedition…..

However, there is a fine line here.  Freedom to voice your opinion does NOT equate to an attempt to overthrow the government!

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; July 24, 1956, ch. 678, § 1, 70 Stat. 623; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(N), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

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Media Promotes Military Coup to Remove Trump from Office
February 2, 2017

(Intellihub) In yet another astonishing attack on the very legitimacy of the Trump presidency, multiple high-profile news outlets have published an article that floats the idea of using the military to remove Trump from office.

Writing for Foreign Policy, Georgetown University professor and Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation, Rosa Brooks discusses three ways that the left believes they may be able to remove the rightfully elected president from office.

Brooks first touches on the ludicrous idea of impeaching Trump for literally nothing more than intelligence agency disinformation and political differences. She then moves on to the played out idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove the president which would require his entire cabinet turning against him.

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Dear Wolfgang,

I was wondering, as the left actually takes up arms calling for an over throw of the government if the Law of Sedition was still on the books. The Supreme Court has said that Freedom of Speech does not license a person to “yell fire In a theater”.

If it was still on the books then looks at these liberals showing their truer colors. Almost every dictator has come from the left including Hitler.

If you commit Sedition lock them up.

Ry,

Jim

Wolfgang, it will get far worse before it gets better and an odds on chance in my opinion we will need to physically stand tall in protection of our nation.

Bill

Dear Jim and all CIGAs,

My name is Alonso and have been your fan for years, thanks for all your free and amazing information and knowledge. I would like to share my ideas and knowledge from over 20 years of traveling around the world. I have noticed that most of the gold bugs are saying the dollar is going to crash this year, I have being hearing this very strongly for the last4 to 5 years approximately , it feels to me like were in the “wolf wolf wolf” stage, people are losing trust in the information all over. No matter what the media says, from traveling around the world people are still running away from their currency to dollars. If no big swan will arrive then the dollar will been one of the last standing currencies. Hope you have time to comment and thanks again for all.

Wishing you years of health and happiness.

A

Dear Alon,

The value of paper currency is its ability to maintain or increase buying power over time. The value of a currency is not the USDX or any other index of the dollar versus other currencies.

Watching the USDX is watching a race to the bottom which could show the dollar the strongest in a period when other currencies are losing buying power faster than the dollar. Yet the dollar is also losing buying power

That has nothing to do with stability of the dollar or any other fiat currency.

Best Regards,

Jim

Chicken Little is an excellent provocative article for those sitting on their hands with the look of a deer in the headlights. It is incredible. Even the ones you love sit there and let 70 to 100 thousand dollars get sucked into the abyss even when you give them the cold hard facts, charts, explanations…On my extreme frustration with displaying the truth, I told my dad; “you are not a tree, you can move. If you do not move, there will be nothing including your [mom and dad] social security checks.” And still nothing.

It makes you want to give up, but a last once a year reminder may knock them out of their complacency, apathy and trust in the banksters. I hope.

ALL savings, checking, retirements, brokerage accounts…ended up with a zero balance in 1929. We are clearly in the exact same scenario today. You can feel the quiet before the avalanche. Feel the snow crackling beneath your feet?

Take care!

CIGA Chuck

On Monday, President Trump signed and Executive Order to get the United States out of the Trans Pacific “Partnership”. This is a decision that every citizen of the United State (Left, Right and Middle of the Road) should cheer.

Why?

As Paul Craig Roberts (former Assistant Treasury Secretary under Ronald Reagan) said in an article yesterday:

…..the most strategic part of these agreements (TPP & TAP) is that they make global corporations immune from the laws of the countries in which they do business if those laws adversely impact the profits of the global corporations.

Who decides the question? Not the courts of the countries or a world court.

The question is decided by a corporate tribunal staffed only by corporations.

In other words, the sovereign laws of sovereign countries, such as France’s laws against GMOs, are subject to damage suits decided by corporate tribunals, which means the end of the legal sovereignty of countries.

Please let THAT sink in for a minute!

Without Trump’s bold move, we all would be heading toward a world in which a very small handful of Global Corporate Elite Oligarchs would ultimately have the power to dictate EVERYTHING each and every one of us would be allowed to do in EVERY aspect of our lives. Life as we know it today would have been over forever.

So, whether you like Trump or hate him, you should thank him for this decision.

Thanks Jim and Bill for keeping watch and keeping us informed,

CIGA Buz

Italy government bond 10y rising sharply is this foreboding something? 4% within reach? Anyway, we’re seeing higher interest rates everywhere!

CIGA Gijsbert

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

This will be the biggest “TELL” of the Trump Administration indicating future actions.

Donald Trump Supreme Court Choice Announcement Coming Tuesday Evening
January 30, 2017

(CNN) — President Donald Trump tweeted that he will reveal his choice to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court in an announcement Tuesday night.

“I have made my decision on who I will nominate for The United States Supreme Court. It will be announced live on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. (W.H.),” the President tweeted.

After the death of late Justice Antonin Scalia, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, but the Republican majority prevented his confirmation. This move maintained the vacancy on the court — leaving a space open for Trump to make his pick.

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Trump, like Obama, signs flurry of first week executive actions
January 27, 2017

President Trump’s first week in office has been marked by a series of significant executive actions as he looks to start in on some of his key priorities. 

Presidents have a handful of tools to push through policy without waiting on Congress—including executive orders and the less formal process of presidential memoranda. Both allow the president to direct executive agencies on how he wants them to enforce existing law. 

Trump’s pace of six orders and eight memoranda in his first seven days puts him roughly on pace with former President Barack Obama’s first week in office. But Trump and Obama both dwarfed other recent presidents in their use of executive actions early in their term.

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Americans Spend More Than They Earn For 9th Straight Month As Savings Rate Tumbles To 2015 Lows
January 30, 2017

Personal income growth disappointed in December, rising a less-than-expected 0.3% MoM. Of course, that did not stop Americans from spending as personal consumption rose 0.5% MoM in December. This is the 9th month in a row of higher annual spending growth than income growth…

Sadly for all those hyping and hoping for wage growth – it is stagnant again…

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Which coupled with the rising inflation means real disposable income growth is its slowest since 2015…

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

This must have been photo shopped as I don’t recall any demonstrations?

Clinton, 1995, immigration, SOTU

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Jim,

The Italian 10y is blowing out! Keep a close eye on Italian debt – €2.2trn and the 3 largest bond markets in the world with a debt/GDP ratio of 132%! If Italy falls, kiss goodbye to the EU. French banks to Italian debt exceeds €250 bn.

CIGA Gijsbert

German Inflation Pick-Up Unsettles Euro Zone Bond Markets
Yields on lower-rated euro zone government bonds rose sharply on Monday after data showing inflation in Germany hit a 3 1/2-year high stoked talk of an unwinding of monetary stimulus, though German yields fell as investors sought safety.

French government bond yields hit 16-month highs, facing additional upward pressure from uncertainty surrounding upcoming presidential elections, a key political risk event for Europe.

In Greece, short-dated bond yields soared to a one-month high around 10 percent GR2YT=TWEB on worries about whether the International Monetary Fund will participate in a bailout program for the indebted southern European country.

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In Gamble, Trump Team Embraces Stock Market Surge
January 27, 2017

President Trump’s team is breaking with White House precedent by taking a victory lap after a stock market surge.

After the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 20,000 points for the first time in its history Wednesday, Trump and his advisers quickly hailed the event while giving the new president credit for the milestone.

“The Trump Effect,” tweeted Kellyanne Conway, one of Trump’s top advisers, linking to a story on the stock market milestone.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

There are those that say Debka is an entity with connection to to or the Israeli intelligence organization.

Keeping in mind that MSM is propaganda organs on your local TV, why not read Debka.

This being an important the argument it has merit for our consideration.

Trump-Putin Safe Zones Deal Ousts Iran From Syria
January 26, 2017

Syria stands on the threshold of dramatic changes that will directly impact on the strategic and military situation along the Syrian borders with Israel and Jordan, debkafile reports exclusively. They derive from a deal struck this week by US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to establish US, Russian and Turkish security zones in Syria. This scheme will transfer military control of the country to those three powers. Each of them will be responsible for a zone whose borders will be defined and agreed upon by Washington, Moscow and Ankara.

As part of this arrangement, all forces from the Iranian military, the pro-Iranian Shiite militias and Hizballah will be required to leave Syria.

The US military is to have two security zones – one covering the entire area east of the Euphrates River up to the Iraqi border including Kurdish areas (see attached map). This arrangement will partly resurrect the accord reached in late 2015 by US President Barack Obama and Putin, for the division of Syria into areas of influence. All territory east of the Euphrates was allocated to the US, with Russia taking responsibility for all areas west of the river until the Mediterranean coast. .

Under the new deal, the Turkish area is to stretch about 650 kilometers along the entire Syria-Turkey border and extend between 35 and 50 kilometers into Syrian territory up to Al-Bab, the town where the Turkish military is engaged in its third straight month of fighting for its capture from ISIS.

Debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report that the overriding change on the ground will be the establishment of a second US security zone adjacent to Syria’s borders with Israel and Jordan. It means that the approximately 7,500 US special operations forces troops currently in Jordan will be shifted northward into southern Syria.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

MSM continues and accelerates their attack of President Trump. Is this going to go on for 4 or 8 years at the expense of truth and our nation’s best interest? I believe laws of Sedition is reborn in the bill now pass on Fake or disruptive Fake News. Use it!

Those ‘Resignations’: What Really Happened at the State Department
January 27, 2017

Yesterday at the State Department five officials resigned or retired. Another one today.

The media has gone near-insane, claiming State is crumbling in protest under the Trump administration. This is not true. What happened at State is very routine.

Leaving the Department are head of the Management Bureau Pat Kennedy (above), Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond, Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, arms control official Tom Countryman, and Victoria Nuland.

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The latest from John Williams’ www.shadowstats.com

- Both Before and After Inflation Adjustment, 2016 Annual GDP Growth Was Weakest Since the Economic Collapse
- Softer-than-Expected Headline 4q2016 GDP Real Growth of 1.88%, Suggested Greater Weakness and Downside Revisions in February and March Reporting
- Final Sales (GDP Net of Inventory Change) Slowed to 0.88% from 3.02%
- Better-Quality Indicators of Broad Business Activity Still Show the Economy Never Recovered from Its Collapse into 2009 and Is Turning Down Anew
- Fourth-Quarter Velocity of Money Rose for M3, Declined for M1 and M2
- Real New Orders for Durable Goods (Total and Ex-Commercial Aircraft) Declined in December, but Rose Quarter-to-Quarter, Still in Low-Level, Stagnating Non-Recovery
- December New- and Existing-Home Sales Contracted Month-to-Month, Smoothed Activity Continued in Broad, Non-Recovering Stagnation
- Proportion of Existing Sales in Distress Increased for the Third Month

“No. 863: Fourth-Quarter GDP, December Durable Goods, New- and Existing-Home Sales ”
http://www.shadowstats.com

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“The Last Real Populist”

Jim/Bill,

Let’s not forget what Andrew Jackson really stood for…..”The Anti Central Bank President”! A feisty old geezer.

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“The bold effort the present (central) bank had made to control the government are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it.”

“Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves.”

When Alexander Hamilton called for a Bank of the United States in his Report on a National Bank, he envisioned a central bank that would sustain a developing national economy. The bank would, through the creation of bank “notes,” replace some of the gold and silver money in circulation.

No wonder he is being taken off the twenty dollar bill, and Hamilton gets to stay on the ten!

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

President Trump hangs Andrew Jackson’s portrait in Oval Office
January 25, 2017

President Donald Trump’s populist message apparently extends to his interior decorating.

According to a New York Times report, Trump on Tuesday hung a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office.

Trump has praised the 7th President calling him, “an amazing figure in American history – very unique so many ways.” White House chief strategist Steve Bannon even described Trump’s inaugural address as “Jacksonian.”

The former military officer’s legacy as presidency is considered one of the more controversial in U.S. history. Jackson was known for his temper; after he lost his first presidential election in 1824, he claimed the system was “rigged.”

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Bad math? I call it a truth bomb …and one of many covered up and not released by our previous administration.

Oopsie! Department Of Education Cops To Massive Math Error On Student Loans
January 23, 2017

What a confidence builder, eh? This looks more like a confidence game, though, in support of the Obama administration’s war on for-profit schools. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board blasts the Department of Education for waiting months to disclose that they had made a huge error on student-loan defaults, even while issuing regulations that hammered for-profit schools on the basis of that error:

In early January the department disclosed that it had discovered a “coding error” that incorrectly computed College Scorecard repayment rates—that is, the percentage of borrowers who haven’t defaulted and have repaid at least one dollar of their loan principal. The department says the error “led to the undercounting of some borrowers who had not reduced their loan balances by at least one dollar.”

The department played down the mistake, but the new average three-year repayment rate has declined by 20 percentage points to 46%. This is huge. It means that fewer than half of undergraduate borrowers at the average college are paying down their debt.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

These stories are only Jacks for openers…in the year of the truth bomb.

Court Grants Judicial Watch Request, Orders Top Obama DOJ Official to Preserve Podesta Email Communication
January 18, 2017

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted Judicial Watch’s Motion to Preserve emails of a U.S. Department of Justice assistant attorney general.  Judge Sullivan issued a Minute Order on January 17, 2017, requiring the Justice Department to “preserve all agency records and potential agency records between the dates of December 1, 2014 and November 7, 2016 in any personal email account of Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Peter Kadzik.”

The court order came in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the U.S. Department of Justice on January 15, 2017, seeking access, in part, to email correspondence between Peter Kadzik, the Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, and John Podesta, then-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, regarding the Justice Department’s review of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-00029)).

According to Wikileaks, on May 19, 2015, Kadzik sent Podesta an email appearing to tip off Clintons’ campaign about the Justice Department’s review of Clinton’s emails:

There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails. Another filing in the FOIA case went in last night or will go in this am that indicates it will be awhile (2016) before the State Department posts the emails.

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Judicial Watch: Court Hearing Tuesday, January 24, in Case Seeking Clinton Communications Turned over to FBI by Datto
January 23, 2017

Washington DC) – Judicial Watch today announced a hearing will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2017, regarding Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records held by the FBI in connection with text messages and emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stored on the equipment of Datto Inc., a commercial data management company (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02369)).

Judicial Watch’s lawsuit seeks:

All records, including but not limited to emails or text messages (SMSs, MMSs, BBMs, iMessages, etc.), discovered, recovered, retrieved from, or found on any Datto device, equipment, or hardware connected to or used to backup or support former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s clintonemail.com email system.

All records relating to the FBI’s efforts to discover, recover, retrieve, or find emails or text messages stored on the Datto device, equipment, or hardware …

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