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Jim/Bill,

I have brought up Fethullah Gulen many times during our Saturday talks. Here is a very good list of sources regarding him.

Dave

Gulen-FETO Network Exposed: The Only Independent Source On All Things Gulen In One Place
August 23, 2019

In the past few weeks I’ve been receiving hundreds, if not thousands, of inquiries from all over the world asking me why I am not a participant in the recent State-Commissioned documentary on Fethullah Gulen and his network by TRT-World. It is understandable. After all, I was the first (and only) person to expose Gulen and his CIA network to the world nearly two decades ago- despite the repeated invocation of the State Secrets Privilege Act and various gag orders.

Producing documentaries is one of the most powerful means of delivering information, exposing truths, and raising awareness of issues. It is an art. But this same powerful tool can also be used as means to deliver misinformation, distort realities and facts, and further agendas not in-line with those of the general public.

Let me give you an example. I have been promoting and supporting Director Mark Hall’s amazing exposé on Gulen’s Charter Schools and networks in the United States in the form of a solid independent documentary- Killing Ed. But before I began to do this, I did my homework: I extensively researched him, his sources and his funding. I spoke with him on the phone- many times. I met with him- in person. I admire him and his work tremendously.

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Jim/Bill,

This Henry should not be taken lightly.

Dave

Henry Kissinger Gets It… US ‘Exceptionalism’ Is Over
November 29, 2019

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger made prudent remarks recently when he said the United States is no longer a uni-power and that it must recognize the reality of China as an equal rival.

The furor over a new law passed by the US this week regarding Hong Kong and undermining Beijing’s authority underlines Kissinger’s warning.

If the US cannot find some modus vivendi with China, then the outcome could be a catastrophic conflict worst than any previous world war, he admonished.

Speaking publicly in New York on November 14, the veteran diplomat urged the US and China to resolve their ongoing economic tensions cooperatively and mutually, adding: “It is no longer possible to think that one side can dominate the other.”

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Jim/Bill,

You both have said, Gold is the only real money.

Dave

German Central Bank: Gold Is The Bedrock Of Stability For The International Monetary System
November 25, 2019

It was long believed in the gold space that Western central banks are against gold, but things have changed, for quite some years now. Instead of discouraging people from buying gold, or convincing them that gold is an irrelevant asset, many of these central banks are increasingly honest about the true properties of this monetary metal. Stating that gold is the ultimate store of value, that it preserves its purchasing power through time and is a global means of payment. Such statements, combined with actions that will be discussed below, reveal that more and more central banks are preparing for plan B.

The Bundesbank (the German central bank) published a book last year named Germany’s Gold. In the introduction, written by the President of the Bundesbank Jens Weidmann, the view of this bank leaves no room for interpretation. Weidmann writes (emphasis mine):

    Ask anyone in Germany what they associate with gold and, more often than not, they will say that it is synonymous with enduring value and economic prosperity.

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Jim/Bill,

I brought this up on Saturday for listeners.

Dave

Full-Spectrum Dominance

Full-spectrum dominance also known as full-spectrum superiority, is a military entity’s achievement of control over all dimensions of the battlespace, effectively possessing an overwhelming diversity of resources in such areas as terrestrial, aerial, maritime, subterranean, extraterrestrial, psychological, and bio- or cyber-technological warfare.

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Jim/Bill,

A point I made on Saturday…

Dave

Hong Kong Is In An Unwinnable Position
November 27, 2019

It is difficult to be optimistic about Hong Kong over the long-term. If you want to call a spade a spade you might even go as far as to say, Hong Kong is doomed. For months hundreds of thousands and at times over a million Hong Kong citizens have taken to the streets to protest several proposed amendments concerning how they are governed. The protesters, predominantly young people, some dressed in black and wearing face masks are often seen dragging metal barriers, linking arms, closing off roads, and surrounding government buildings.

Still, it is bigger than this, civic groups and small businesses have joined in at times with general strikes and school boycotts to “defend Hong Kong.” This started over an amendment that included a mechanism for extraditions to mainland China that triggered fears that Beijing could detain people in Hong Kong and try them on the mainland under China’s more opaque legal system. Mounting opposition has stirred from all corners of society, including business-people, lawyers and activists, who say the bill would undermine Hong Kong’s relative autonomy and independent judicial system.

While you might want to consider the idea Hong Kong has no future as simple doom porn certain social and economic factors are coming together that paint a picture devoid of hope. For the protesters, this has become a damned if you do damned if you don’t situation. While Hong Kong is considered a city by most people, it is officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre territory. it is one of the most densely populated places in the world. For many years the area flourished as a tax haven for the British and European elite. The continued viability of Hong Kong was questionable even before the Brits turned it over to China.

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Jim/Bill,

On Saturday, we talked about the dollar dying soon…

Dave

Will America’s Trade Policy End Up Destroying The Dollar?
November 30, 2019

Authored by Alasdair Macleod via GoldMoney.com,

America’s tariffs against China are already showing signs of undermining the global economy and will create a funding crisis for the Federal Government when it leads to foreigners no longer buying US Treasury debt and selling down their existing dollar holdings. A subversive attempt by America to divert global portfolio investment from China by destabilising Hong Kong will force China into a Plan B to fund its infrastructure plans, which could involve actively selling down her dollar reserves and hastening the introduction of a new crypto-based trade settlement currency.

The US budget deficit will then be financed entirely by monetary inflation. Furthermore, the turn of the credit cycle, made more destructive by trade tariffs, is driving the global and US economy into a slump, further accelerating all indebted governments’ dependency on inflationary financing. The end result is America’s trade policies have been instrumental in hastening the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, ultimately leading to its destruction.

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A world wide run on gold is on…now…”soon has arrived”.

https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/china-braces-unprecedented-massive-default-state-owned-enterprise

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/second-bank-run-two-weeks-chinas-banks-are-caught-self-destructive-doom-loop

 

http://www.alt-market.com/index.php/msm/4014-trump-signs-hong-kong-protestor-bill-china-threatens-countermeasures

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/how-47-billion-gold-was-secretly-moves-london-poland

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-11-28/impending-junior-mining-mania-it-going-be-exactly-same-time