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If you are a person of any faith, please watch this.  If you are not, these students ask that you stop “prayer shaming”.

Bill

Very, VERY powerful and not a single word spoken.

This is an excellent video made in the last few weeks by high school students who don’t say a word in it.

From a Catholic high school (Archdiocese of Hartford, CT) in response to a senator’s remark about  

“Where is God in all the tragedy in the world?”

The End Of Prayer Shaming from East Catholic High School on Vimeo.

Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

The latest from John Willaims’ www.shadowstats.com– U.S. Economy Is Turning Down Anew, Threatening Banking-System Stability, Likely to Roil FOMC Policy, with Sharply-Negative Impact on the U.S. Dollar and U.S. Equities, Spiking Inflation and Prices of Gold and Silver
– Major Market Turmoil Increasingly Likely in the Near Future
– Headline Economic Data in the Month Ahead Could Signal a Day-of-Reckoning at Hand
– Despite a Monthly Boost from Falling Gasoline Prices, May 2017 Real Median Household Income Was Statistically Unchanged
– Monthly New- and Existing-Home Sales Rose in May, Yet Both Series Were on Track for Second-Quarter Contractions
– May Existing-Homes Sales Down by 22.7% (-22.7%) and New-Home Sales Down by 56.1% (-56.1%) from Pre-Recession Peaks

“No. 894: Economic- and Financial-System Conditions, May Household Income and Home Sales ”
http://www.shadowstats.com

Bill Holter’s Commentary

You can bet this will soon begin to spread, hang on to your insurance!

ECB shuts down Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza.
June 23, 2017

When banks fail and regulators decide to liquidate them, it happens on Friday evening so that there is a weekend to clean up the mess. And this is what happened in Italy – with two banks!

It’s over for the two banks that have been prominent zombies in the Italian banking crisis: Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza, in northeastern Italy.

The banks have combined assets of €60 billion, a good part of which are toxic and no one wanted to touch them. They already received a bailout but more would have been required, and given the uncertainty and the messiness of their books, nothing was forthcoming, and the ECB which regulates them lost its patience.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Three cheers for the rule of law!

Judge Acts Quickly On Claim Comey Obstructed Justice
June 23, 2017

Hearing scheduled Friday on lawsuit over buried investigation into surveillance

(WND) – A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has acted quickly in a case alleging fired FBI chief James Comey obstructed justice by burying an investigation into the mass surveillance of Americans by their government.

As WND reported, whistleblower Dennis Montgomery – who worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and the director of national intelligence – and his lawyer, Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, filed a request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction late Monday.

By late Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon scheduled a status conference for Friday afternoon in his Washington courtroom.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

How is this even possible?

“Trading in short-term interest rate futures has also thinned. Tuesday saw no transactions in three-month Tibor futures — the first time that has happened since such trading began in 1989.”

Japan’s government bond market grinding to a halt
June 24, 2017

TOKYO — Yields on newly issued 10-year Japanese government bonds remained flat for seven straight sessions through Friday as the Bank of Japan continued its efforts to keep long-term interest rates around zero.

The 10-year JGB yield again closed at 0.055%, where it has been stuck since June 15. This marks the longest period of stagnation since 1994, according to data from Nikkei affiliate QUICK.

The implied volatility of Japanese government bonds reached its lowest point since January 2008. Trading in newly issued 10-year debt has become so infrequent that broker Japan Bond Trading has seen days when no bonds trade hands.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

You’ve got to be kidding, a socialist would never do anything like this…

Bernie And Jane Sanders, Under FBI Investigation For Bank Fraud, Hire Lawyers
June 23, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.

Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders’ top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents’ allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People’s United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution.

According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

During private conversation Jim wondered what the percentage of the U.S. population is on anti depressants? It looks like the answer is 13%. When you add in opiod use and high blood pressure medicine the number jumps to 37%. No one as far as I know has asked the question, “what happens to these people after a week without these meds”? This is a very real question because when credit breaks down, distribution will immediately follow. …And we thought TV shows like Zombie apocalypse were fictional?

70 Percent of Americans take Prescription Drugs
June 24, 2017

Fueling the perception that America is an overmedicated society, a new Mayo Clinic study finds that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two.

Researchers found antibiotics, antidepressants and painkilling opioids are the most commonly prescribed.

And one of five patients are on five or more prescription medications, according to the findings, published online in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

It smelled wrong when the news first came out. If this is true, the ramifications are horrifying.

Chinese EMP Hit the Fitzgerald-Nimitz Racing to Scene As War Is Close
June 23, 2017

I publicly stated, on June 21, that the USS Fitzgerald was hit by an EMP. My belief is rooted in several factors which will be discussed by the end of the article. However, the foundation for my belief comes from a two-year-old declassified intelligence report.

The Chinese Make EMP Weapons a Priority

A 2015 declassified intelligence report, obtained by the private National Security Archive, provides details on China’s EMP weapons as well as the plans for their use.

The report details how much of China’s military is developing EMP weapons that the Chinese plan to use against targeted U.S. aircraft carriers with regard to any future conflict over Taiwan. Parts of the National Ground Intelligence Center study on the lethal effects of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and high-powered microwave (HPM) weapons revealed that the arms are part of what China refers to as the “assassin’s mace”. This arsenal of EMP weapons allows a technologically inferior China to defeat U.S. military forces while leaving much of the surrounding infrastructure intact. It is like the neutron bomb of EMP weaponry.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

We might be able to file this under the “truth bomb” category.

Senate Announces Probe Of Loretta Lynch Behavior In 2016 Election
June 23, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.

In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”

Fired FBI Director James B. Comey has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and he also hinted at other behavior “which I cannot talk about yet” that made him worried about Ms. Lynch’s ability to make impartial decisions.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

It looks like BS is not floating well. That might well be part of why Trump is president.

Labor Cuts At Liberal Media Outlets, Hundreds Being Let Go
June 14, 2017

Major media outlets, including the Huffington Post, The New York Times, NBC, Vocativ, Newsweek and Time Inc., initiated major layoffs of their labor forces Tuesday and Wednesday.

The NYT and Newsweek have been whispering about mass layoffs for the past year, while HuffPost and Time made their cuts just this week. The move will put hundreds of journalists and media staff out of work while helping digital media continue its rise as the primary source of news and information.

Time announced that it will be laying off about 300 employees through a series of buyouts and layoffs. The move will eliminate 4 percent of its workforce as it looks to cut costs in the midst of lagging sales.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Ill advised but certainly one way to GOTS (get out of the system) …”24% of American don’t have a single dollar save for emergency”.

5 Facts That Prove Americans Don’t Know Anything About Managing Money
June 20, 2017

You can take this to the bank: Americans are messed up about money.

A slew of new surveys and data have come out revealing that we don’t save enough, we spend money we don’t have, we have our financial priorities backwards — and more. Here are five new stats that prove Americans are backwards about money.

About 1 in 4 literally have no emergency savings. A survey released Tuesday by Bankrate.com found that 24% don’t have even a single dollar saved for an emergency. And that’s just one of many surveys showing how little we have saved: A survey released in January by Bankrate found that nearly 60% of Americans wouldn’t have enough savings to pay for a $500 expense if it came up unexpectedly. What’s more, more than one in five say they’d slap down their credit card to pay that expense and more than one in would mooch off family to get the cash. Experts recommend that Americans have a least three to six months of income in the bank to pay for unexpected emergencies.

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Judicial Watch Sues for Obama Family Travel and Secret Service Costs
June 20, 2017

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit (FOIA) against the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security seeking Air Force and Secret Service expense records for Obama family travel dating back to 2014. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (No. 117-cv-01007)).

Judicial Watch is also seeking Secret Service expenditure records for the kickoff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign between April 1 and May 6, 2015. Additionally, Judicial Watch seeks travel records regarding President-elect Donald Trump between November 9 and December 12, 2016, for residing in Trump Tower and then going on a “Thank You Tour” of six states.

The suit was filed after the Air Force and Secret Service failed to respond to multiple FOIA requests filed between October and December 2016.

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Judicial Watch Seeks Documents Unlawfully Removed By Comey
June 19, 2017


Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel to discussing Judicial Watch’s efforts to see to it that the FBI recovers former director Comey’s memos that were both leaked to the media and unlawful removed.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Even the bumper stickers here say “God blessed Texas”!

Texas the Latest State to Ban Sharia, Foreign Laws from Domestic Courts
June 19, 2017

(Quin Hillyer, Liberty Headlines) With passage of a law protecting American families from imposition of foreign-law doctrines in state courts, Texas this week became the 11th state to ensure that only American laws will apply in American domestic courts.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed the Texas Foreign Law Procedural Protection Act – a slightly slimmed-down version of similar laws either passed or under consideration across the country. Often dubbed “anti-sharia” laws, these “American Laws for American Courts” (ALAC) efforts would protect against judges imposing any foreign doctrine – not just sharia – which violates American constitutional rights.

Most such conflicts of legal doctrine occur in family-law disputes – child custody battles, for example – where at least one of the parties claims to be guided by foreign cultural or legal practices. The Texas law, in fact, is narrowly tailored specifically to cover foreign child custody judgments and child custody arbitrations, rather than applying more broadly.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

The left’s heroine, and the guy “investigating” the President? Disgraceful, not to mention treasonous! Talk about a “Russian connection”? We truly live in idiot world!

Hillary Clinton Requested FBI Dir. Mueller Deliver Highly Enriched Uranium To The Russians In 2009 In Secret ‘Plane-Side Tarmac Meeting’
June 19, 2017

(INTELLIHUB) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facilitated the transfer highly enriched uranium (HEU) previously confiscated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during a 2006 “nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices,” a newly leaked classified cable shows.

So-called “background” information was provided in the cable which gave vague details on a 2006 nuclear smuggling sting operation in which the U.S. government took possession of some HEU previously owned by the Russians.

The secret “action request,” dated Aug. 17, 2009, was sent out by Secretary of State Clinton and was addressed to the United States Ambassador to Georgia Embassy Tbilisi, the Russian Embassy, and Ambassador John Beyrle. It proposed that FBI Director Robert Mueller be the one that personally conduct the transfer a 10-gram sample of HEU to Russian law enforcement sources during a secret “plane-side” meeting on a “tarmac” in the early fall of 2009.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Don’t worry, Illinois is an isolated case…

Official Warns Illinois Finances In ‘Massive Crisis Mode’
June 17, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois official responsible for paying the state’s bills is warning that new court orders mean her office must pay out more each month than Illinois receives in revenue.

Comptroller Susana Mendoza must prioritize what gets paid as Illinois nears its third year without a state budget.

A mix of state law, court orders and pressure from credit rating agencies requires some items be paid first. Those include debt and pension payments, state worker paychecks and some school funding.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Her favorite number is now “5”, and afforded her under a rule of law she selectively upheld for some and withheld for others.

Senate GOP shifts focus to Lynch
June 18, 2017

Senate Republicans are clamoring to hear from Loretta Lynch after former FBI Director James Comey raised concerns about her involvement in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seizing on Comey’s testimony earlier this month that he was concerned over the former attorney general telling the FBI to refer to the Clinton investigation as a “matter,” which resembled the Clinton campaign line.

The move could allow Republicans to attempt to pivot away from the investigation into Russia’s election meddling — which top GOP lawmakers have signaled belongs to the Intelligence Committee — and focus on Lynch, who has long been a target of Republicans.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

Interesting when written by a person without our outlook on things.

The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards
May/June 2017

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on April 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar.

I’ve been a journalist for a long time. Long enough to know that it wasn’t always like this. There was a time not so long ago when journalists were trusted and admired. We were generally seen as trying to report the news in a fair and straightforward manner. Today, all that has changed. For that, we can blame the 2016 election or, more accurately, how some news organizations chose to cover it. Among the many firsts, last year’s election gave us the gobsmacking revelation that most of the mainstream media puts both thumbs on the scale—that most of what you read, watch, and listen to is distorted by intentional bias and hostility. I have never seen anything like it. Not even close.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Normally, one only has two feet to shoot off, CNN is starting to look like a centipede…

Huge CNN Fail! Audience Survey Backfires & Shows 75 Percent Of Audience Thinks Trump Should Not Be Investigated For Obstruction
June 18, 2017

CNN is having a bad day…. strike that, they are having a very, very a bad month if their ratings are anything to go by as the numbers for the week of June 5, 2017, they didn’t even make the top five ‘Basic Cable Top 5 – Prime time (Total Viewers)’ and came in number 4 out of five in ‘Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (Total Viewers)’, behind Fox News, Nickelodeon, and MSNBC.

From their own voter panel survey backfire on June 8, 2017, to their public challenge to President Trump to provide proof of MSM “fake news”, which the Daily Caller was only to happy to do in an article in response to that challenge, to their most recent “unscientific” online survey (meaning they could not weight the demographics to skewer the poll results for results they want), they are seeing backfire after backfire in their attempts to “spin” their liberal bias.

Is it any wonder that Americans marched over to CNN headquarters on Saturday to protest the “journalistic malpractice on a daily basis,” that CNN airs.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

This is the predictable event that must take place when under stress conditions you mingle the culture of the village with the culture of advanced society. Villagers see all of the related as friend, all others as enemy. They see village safe and outside of the village as dangerous. Law is only the traditional value of the village and in no way the highest good of all. This IS what Merkel and Obama have given us all. The gift is more lack of the rule of law and potential societal break down as a reaction to the primitive ways of much of the Middle East. Just look how the Venezuelan people are handling internal crime amongst their own. How will the German people deal with crime from a foreign and invading force? Will Americans accept this or will they turn it into a cage match where two enter but only one leaves?

Germany: Police Powerless Against Middle Eastern Crime Gangs
June 18, 2017

A court in Hanover has handed suspended sentences to six members of a Kurdish clan who seriously wounded two dozen police officers during a violent rampage in Hameln. The court’s ruling was greeted with anger and derision by police who said it is yet another example of the laxity of Germany’s politically correct judicial system.

The case goes back to January 2014, when a 26-year-old clan member, arrested for robbery, tried to escape from the magistrate’s office by jumping out of a seventh-floor courtroom window. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he died. Members of his clan subsequently ransacked the hospital, as well as the court, and attacked police with rocks and other projectiles; 24 police officers and six paramedics were injured.

The judge said he was lenient because the defendants witnessed the death of the 26-year-old and were traumatized. The judge also revealed that he had reached a deal with the clan, which among other effects prevented police from testifying in court.

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Soft Sharia in Turkey
June 18, 2017

The good news about Turkish justice is that despite 15 years of not-so-creeping Islamization, court verdicts do not yet sentence wrongdoers to public lashing, stoning, amputations or public hangings in main city squares. The bad news about the Turkish justice system is that it is increasingly religiously ideological, reminiscent of the Ottoman justice system where non-Muslims were legally inferior to the Muslims and were, in principle, expected to be constantly reminded of their inferiority to the dominant community through restrictions and markers.

In 21st century Turkey, fortunately, there are not [yet] markers revealing non-Muslim citizens or laws discriminating against non-Muslims. Nevertheless, with or without markers, there is positive discrimination in favor of pious Muslims and against the others. Turkish law enforcement is embarrassingly pro-pious Sunni Muslim.

Turkey, nominally, is not a Sharia state. But it is becoming one on a de facto basis. In January, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government issued a decree stipulating that law enforcement officials, including security officials, police and coast guard officers, could lose their jobs if they marry a “known adulterer.” The legislation reads that law enforcement officials cannot “intentionally marry a person who is known to be impure, or to stay in a marriage, or continue to live with such a person.” The offense is punishable by up to 24 months’ suspension from work. In addition, the decree covers stricter rules against drinking, gambling, the vague and emphatic “going to places that would ruin your reputation,” as well as “excessive spending,” all while off duty.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

If you send it by email or text, you might as well put it on a billboard. I am sure many of the assumed encrypted sites are operated by the NSA and CIA. How about free conference calls and meeting sites? There is no such thing as free.

‘CIA’s Cherry Bomb’: WikiLeaks #Vault7 reveals wireless network targets
June 15, 2017

The latest Wikileaks Vault7 release reveals details of the CIA’s alleged Cherry Blossom project, a scheme that uses wireless devices to access users’ internet activity.

The Cherry Blossom program also provides a means to perform software exploits on particular ‘targets’, meaning the hacker can take advantage of vulnerabilities on the target’s device, according to a Wikileaks press release.

Wikileaks notes that the common use of WiFi devices in homes, offices, and public spaces makes them ideal for these so-called ‘Man-In-The-Middle’ attacks as the Cherry Blossom program can easily monitor, control and manipulate the Internet traffic of connected users.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

So why is it they continually say “gold doesn’t matter”? It seems in this case it mattered a lot!

Hillary Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency
June 16, 2017

One of the 3,000 Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve (where real news is sent to die quietly) has revealed evidence that NATO’s plot to overthrow Gaddafi was fueled by first their desire to quash the gold-backed African currency, and second the Libyan oil reserves.

The email in question was sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by her unofficial adviser Sydney Blumenthal titled “France’s client and Qaddafi’s gold”.

From Foreign Policy Journal:

The email identifies French President Nicholas Sarkozy as leading the attack on Libya with five specific purposes in mind: to obtain Libyan oil, ensure French influence in the region, increase Sarkozy’s reputation domestically, assert French military power, and to prevent Gaddafi’s influence in what is considered “Francophone Africa.”

Most astounding is the lengthy section delineating the huge threat that Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves, estimated at “143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver,” posed to the French franc (CFA) circulating as a prime African currency.

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Judicial Watch Sues for Comey Memo
June 16, 2017

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for information about former FBI Director James Comey’s memorandum written after his meeting with President Trump regarding potential interference by the Russians in the 2016 presidential election (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-01189)).

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Department of Justice failed to respond to a May 16 FOIA request seeking:

The memorandum written by former Director James Comey memorializing his meeting and conversation with President Trump regarding the FBI’s investigation of potential Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. For purposes of clarification, this memorandum was reportedly written on or about February 13, 2017 and is the subject of a New York Times article … dated May 16, 2017

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