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Bill Holter’s Commentary

This man was not cut from the roster, he quit…and ultimately took a knee before God his Father!

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Did Nike really believe they would get yardage out of their latest play?

Hopefully the google translate got it right. #Nikepic

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

They have no other alternative; besides, it’s what they do best…

Dick Durbin Admits: Democrats Plotted to Disrupt Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Hearing
September 4, 2018

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) admitted Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court that he and other Democrats participated in a conference call on how to disrupt the hearings.

Durbin was responding to a question by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who cited an NBC News tweet from earlier in the morning that reported that Senate Democrats had planned over the Labor Day weekend to use protests and interruptions.

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Jim Sincalir’s Commentary

“Syria says no Big Hamburger, just a small electical problem.”

Syria Blasts At Mezzeh Military Airport ‘Not Israeli Strikes’
September 2, 2018

Syria has denied reports that a series of blasts at a military airport near Damascus on Sunday were from Israeli air strikes, state media say.

The loud blasts, reported at the Mezzeh airport, were caused by an explosion at a munitions dump, Sana news agency said, citing Syrian military sources.

The incident was the result of an electrical fault, the agency added.

Israel has launched air strikes against Syria in the past and was accused of targeting Mezzeh airport last year.

The airport is believed to house Syrian Air Force intelligence.

On Sunday, the head of UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, told AFP news agency the Mezzeh military airport was struck by a “possible Israeli missile” fired across the occupied Golan Heights.

Earlier, an official in the regional alliance backing the Syrian government also said the blasts were caused by Israeli missile fire from across the Golan Heights.

But a Syrian military source later rejected the claim, stating that the base was not the target of “Israeli aggression”, according to state-run Sana.

Images posted on social media appeared to show several powerful blasts in the area.

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Trump Threatens DOJ, FBI To ‘Start Doing Their Job’ Or He’ll ‘Get Involved’ During Indiana Rally
August 31, 2018

President Trump on Thursday night seemingly issued an ultimatum to the Justice Department and the FBI – either they “start doing their job” or he will “get involved.”

The president’s pointed remarks came as he took the stage at a rally in Indiana in support of GOP Senate candidate Mike Braun, who is seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly.

“All I can say is, our Justice Department and our FBI, at the top of each because inside they have incredible people, but our Justice Department and our FBI have to start doing their job and doing it right and doing it now because people are angry,” Trump said. “What’s happening is a disgrace. And at some point, I wanted to stay out, but at some point if it doesn’t straighten out properly, I want them to do their job, I will get involved and I’ll get in there if I have to.”

He went on to say it was “disgraceful” and that “the whole world is watching.”

He added, “And the whole world gets it and the whole world understands exactly what’s going on.”

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DOJ’s Bruce Ohr Kept Mueller Deputy ‘In The Loop’ About Anti-Trump Dossier, Sources Say
August 31, 2018

Embattled Justice Department official Bruce Ohr had contact in 2016 with then-colleague Andrew Weissmann, who is now a top Robert Mueller deputy, as well as other senior FBI officials about the controversial anti-Trump dossier and the individuals behind it, two sources close to the matter told Fox News.

The sources said Ohr’s outreach about the dossier – as well as its author, ex-British spy Christopher Steele; the opposition research firm behind it, Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS; and his wife Nellie Ohr’s work for Fusion – occurred before and after the FBI fired Steele as a source over his media contacts. Ohr’s network of contacts on the dossier included: former FBI agent Peter Strzok; former FBI lawyer Lisa Page; former deputy director Andrew McCabe; Weissmann and at least one other DOJ official; and a current FBI agent who worked with Strzok on the Russia case.

Weissmann was kept “in the loop” on the dossier, a source said, while he was chief of the criminal fraud division. He is now assigned to Special Counsel Mueller’s team.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Comforting to know an administration needs no formal protocol to spy on an American? It looks to me like civil war if we don’t get to the bottom of all this…and civil war if we do. The problem of course is just how deep down “the rabbit hole” this goes? No pun intended.

Judicial Watch: Justice Department Discloses No FISA Court Hearings Held on Carter Page Warrants
August 31, 2018

‘[N]o such hearings were held with respect to the acknowledged FISA applications. Accordingly, no responsive hearing transcripts exist.’

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the Justice Department (DOJ) admitted in a court filing last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants.

In the filing the Justice Department finally revealed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Page FISA spy warrants, first issued in 2016 and subsequently renewed three times:

[National Security Division] FOIA consulted [Office of Intelligence] … to identify and locate records responsive to [Judicial Watch’s] FOIA request…. [Office of Intelligence] determined … that there were no records, electronic or paper, responsive to [Judicial Watch’s] FOIA request with regard to Carter Page. [Office of Intelligence] further confirmed that the [Foreign Surveillance Court] considered the Page warrant applications based upon written submissions and did not hold any hearings.

The Department of Justice previously released to Judicial Watch the heavily redacted Page warrant applications. The initial Page FISA warrant was granted just weeks before the 2016 election.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

Need some answers on the economic figures today. Here is John Williams correct take. Fake economics news?

– A Mixed Consumer Outlook Was Signaled in August, with Optimism Broadly At or Off High Levels Last Seen Crashing into the 2001 Recession, Before 9/11
– Second-Quarter 2018 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Inflation-Adjusted Real Growth Revised to an Annualized 4.23% (Previously 4.06%), versus a First-Quarter 2.22%
– Yet, Growth in Second-Quarter “GDP Equivalent” Gross Domestic Income (GDI) Came in at 1.81%, Down from a First-Quarter 3.90%
– Broader Second-Quarter Gross National Product (GNP) Real Growth (GDP Net of International Flows in Interest and Dividend Payments), Was an Initial 4.07%, versus 2.20% in the First Quarter
– Headline GDP Now Stands 17.46% Above Its Pre-Recession Peak, but No Major Underlying Economic Series or Broad Employment Measure Confirms Such a Level of Recovery in this Most-Heavily Gimmicked of U.S. Statistics
– Better Quality, Broad Economic Measures Suggest that Real-World Activity Has Yet to Recover Its Pre-Recession High
– The ShadowStats Real GDP, Corrected for Understated Inflation, Continued Off Bottom, Growing Quarter-to-Quarter and Year-to-Year, Yet It Remained Well Shy of Recovering Pre-Recession Levels

“No. 968-Advance: Second-Quarter 2018 Revised GDP, Initial GDI and GNP”

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

I never saw this on MSM and it goes back to March 15, did you?

Grassley Letter to AG DAG (Requesting Special Counsel) March 15th

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TRIGGERED: CNN Just Had Their Big Russia Collusion Scoop Go To Absolute Crap
Aug 28, 2018

Well, Matt is back from the Left Coast—and what a hellacious week it has been. First and foremost, CNN got plastered in the face again with a rake, being utterly embarrassed in light of Lanny Davis, the lawyer for Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, being outed as the anonymous source that said the president knew about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with some Russians at Trump Tower in 2016. Davis has since backpedaled on everything, making the CNN story total trash and virtually worthless. The network has refused to retract or correct the story, delivering a BS line: we stand by our reporting. It’s wrong, CNN. You’re wrong. You suck—you always will.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) passed away over the weekend after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota had former Bush 41 White House Chief of Staff John Sununu on her program, where the interview was cordial for the first couple of minutes. When Camerota tried to turn it into a Trump-bashing event, instead of an in memorial to McCain, Sununu attacked the network, leading to yet another bout between the two—and it wasn’t the first time:

 

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

Does the opening of this article title have anything to do with the rest of the title?

Pending Home Sales Slump For 7th Straight Month As “Overheated Real Estate Markets” Start To Drop.

Pending Home Sales Slump For 7th Straight Month As “Overheated Real Estate Markets” Start To Drop
August 29, 2018

Amid its “broadest slowdown in years” the US housing market faces prices for starter homes at the highest they have been since 2008, just prior to the collapse of the housing market, and August is confirming that prices are indeed becoming an issue.

Following the drop in Existing- and New-home sales (as well as another drop in mortgage apps), Pending-home sales missed expectations dramatically, dropping 0.7% MoM in July (+0.3% exp).

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Does anyone remember what the penalty for treason is???

SOURCES: China Hacked Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server
August 27, 2018

A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Chinese firm obtained Clinton’s emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said the hacking was conducted as part of an intelligence operation.

The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which was kept in Clinton’s residence in upstate New York. The code generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources.

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that virtually all of Clinton’s emails were sent to a “foreign entity,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, said at a July 12 House Committee on the Judiciary hearing. He did not reveal the entity’s identity, but said it was unrelated to Russia. (RELATED: Gohmert: Watchdog Found Clinton Emails Were Sent To ‘Foreign Entity’)

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

One has to ask where are all of you that voted for Trump are hiding when you read something like this? Why are you, who are in the main, hiding?

I used to take general comfort in our system as a young man. Now the system leaders look like the enemy of the those people who might oppose the ingrained left or wear a red hat.

How do you feel NOW about your own safety about becoming a political prisoner in the USA?

Meadows: “We’ve Learned NEW Information” Suggesting FBI/DOJ Leaked To Press, Used Articles To Obtain FISA Warrants
August 28, 2018

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) dropped a late-night bombshell on Monday suggesting there’s evidence that the FBI and DOJ rigged their own FISA spy warrants by leaking information to the press, then using the resultant articles to obtain court authorization to surveil targets.

“We’ve learned NEW information suggesting our suspicions are true: FBI/DOJ have previously leaked info to the press, and then used those same press stories as a separate source to justify FISA’s,” tweeted Meadows.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Is this dollar bullish?

EU Looking to Sidestep U.S. Sanctions With Payments System Plan
August 27, 2018

Germany and France said they’re working on financing solutions to sidestep U.S. sanctions against countries such as Iran, including a possible role for central banks.

The discussions, which also involve the U.K., are a signal that European powers are trying to get serious about demonstrating a greater level of independence from the U.S. as President Donald Trump pursues his “America First” agenda.

“With Germany, we are determined to work on an independent European or Franco-German financing tool which would allow us to avoid being the collateral victims of U.S. extra-territorial sanctions,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday during a meeting with press association AJEF. “I want Europe to be a sovereign continent not a vassal, and that means having totally independent financing instruments that do not today exist.”

Trump reimposed the sanctions after pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear accord in May, despite opposition from NATO allies and China and Russia. European companies including Daimler AG and Total SA have halted activity or backtracked on investment plans to avoid U.S. punishment but France and Germany and their European Union partners want business with the Islamic Republic to continue.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

Feeling a little dragged? Here might be the scientific reason.