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‘All a man needs to know to make money, is to appraise conditions.’ Jesse Livermore. (1877-1940).

‘You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’ Ayn Rand. (1905-1982).

Bill Holter’s Commentary

This was a topic in yesterday’s recorded call, “who is going to buy all the treasuries for sale”?

China’s Holdings of U.S. Debt Down 10%
March 2, 2018

(CNSNews.com) – Chinese holdings of U.S. Treasury securities are 10.0 percent below their peak level which was attained in November 2013, according to data published by the U.S. Treasury.

U.S. government debt held by entities in the People’s Republic of China peaked at $1,316,700,000,000 in November 2013, according to the Treasury.

At that time, the total debt of the federal government was $17,217,151,645,105.86. That debt included both $4,936,025,387,118.78 in “intragovernmental debt,” which is money the Treasury has borrowed out of federal trust funds (such as the Social Security trust funds); and $12,281,126,257,987.08 in debt held by the public, which includes marketable U.S. Treasury securities such as Treasury bills, notes and bonds.

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Pensions will be the biggest disaster because the public will feel it personally…!

Steve Westly: California Pensions Are Its $206 Billion Elephant In The Room
July 31, 2017

Jerry Brown has been a strong governor and a moderating force on budget issues. But when it comes to pensions, the new state budget projects that California has nearly $206 billion in “unfunded liabilities” for the state’s two public pension funds.

Over the last eight years, we added $100 billion in unfunded retirement liability for these funds. This is the elephant in the room of state finances, and it is time we got serious about it.

You probably haven’t heard much about the looming pension crisis because elected officials don’t like talking about it and it’s easy for them to kick the can down the road: they can make promises to public employees now that won’t come due until they’re out of office.

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Shocking! Tucker Carlson Slams Trump (Must See)
MARCH 2, 2018

Fox News star Tucker Carlson shocked everyone Thursday when he went after President Donald Trump’s comments on guns.

The conservative news host opened the show by praising Trump’s tenure, saying his unorthodox style was “usually worth it.” But Carlson went full blast when discussing the president’s recent comments on gun laws.

Specifically, Carlson was unusually upset with Trump over his reported comments that the administration should consider taking “the guns first” and “go through due process second” when it came to mentally ill people who owned firearms. Carlson called it a “betrayal” of one of the president’s core promises.

“Now, I mean, how honest do you want to be? Imagine if Barack Obama had said that? Just ignore due process and confiscating guns? Obama would have been denounced as a dictator!” Carlson exclaimed.

“We would have denounced him first, trust me,” Carlson continued. “Congress would be talking impeachment. Some would be muttering secession.”

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Apparently the dopes at Snopes failed to realize this was humor? Talking above someone’s ability to understand…in this case Facebook and Snopes revealed their pay grade on the scale of intelligence!

Facebook Threatens Satire Site Babylon Bee over CNN Story That Snopes Rated ‘False’
March 1, 2018

Christian satire site The Babylon Bee received a terse warning from Facebook this week after the “independent fact-checkers” at Snopes reported that one of the site’s humor articles was “false.”

Adam Ford, who runs The Babylon Bee, was warned by Facebook that a recent satire article about CNN “contains information disputed by (Snopes.com) an independent fact checker.” Repeat offenders, Ford was told, “will see their distribution reduced and their ability to monetize and advertized [sic] removed.”

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The story in question pokes fun at CNN with the headline: “CNN Purchases Industrial-Sized Washing Machine To Spin News Before Publication.” Anyone with even a sliver of a funny bone tucked away behind their appendix would know that it wasn’t a serious news piece, but, alas, the humorless dolts at Snopes had to spell out the obvious.

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Socialism always works until they run out of other people’s money …then the money itself is destroyed.

Socialism – A Guaranteed Route To Hyperinflation
March 2, 2018

Gold is hated by governments around the world because it reveals their deceitful actions in totally destroying the economy. It is not an accident that gold is the only money which has survived for 6,000 years. Gold is the only money that tells the truth. And gold is nature’s money which means it cannot be destroyed and it cannot be manufactured.

This is why governments cannot live with gold as money for more than short periods. Because over time governments always spend more than the country earns. At that point their survival can only be assured by buying votes. And printing money is a very cheap way of buying votes. It costs nothing when you own the printing presses (or computers) and it is very effective short term. The problem is when that little boy shouts out: “The emperor has no clothes”. At that point everybody will realise that we all live in a world based on lies and debt.

In the next few years, country after country will find a naked emperor and empty coffers. The irresponsibility and incompetence of regimes know no borders. Take a country like Venezuela which hit the jackpot by sitting on free oil reserves of massive quantities. Venezuela has the biggest oil reserves in the world. But in spite of that, Venezuela has today reached economic misery.

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A picture of what happened the last time steel tariffs were raised…

 

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Again, this stinks to high heaven. As we suggested earlier, either the deputies believed it was a drill or they were told to stand down. WAY too many inconsistencies on this one…In any case, the shooting is being used to attack the 2nd Amendment!

Commanding Officer Initially Ordered Responding Deputies To ‘Stage’ Not Enter Stoneman Douglas, Sources Say
March 1, 2018

Fox News has learned that in the critical moments as first responding deputies were searching for an active shooter on the property of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, a commanding officer on scene apparently ordered some of the initial responders to “stage” and set up a “perimeter” outside — instead of immediately ordering or allowing officers to rush in to neutralize the suspect, Nikolas Cruz.

“It’s atrocious,” a law enforcement source who was on the scene after the shooting told Fox News. “If deputies were staging it could have cost lives.”

The law enforcement source said responding deputies and officers were called to an active shooter scene in which they are trained to immediately “go, go, go” toward the direction of the shooter. “Every second is another life,” the source said.

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We call this “by accident…on purpose!”

YouTube’s New Moderators Mistakenly Pull Right-Wing Channels
February 28, 2018

YouTube’s new moderators, brought in to spot fake, misleading and extreme videos, stumbled in one of their first major tests, mistakenly removing some clips and channels in the midst of a nationwide debate on gun control.

The Google division said in December it would assign more than 10,000 people to moderate content after a year of scandals over fake and inappropriate content on the world’s largest video site.

In the wake of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, some YouTube moderators mistakenly removed several videos and some channels from right-wing, pro-gun video producers and outlets.

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Yes correct Jim, what’s next?  Triggers?  Firing pins?  Ammo itself?  I would have expected this from Hillary et al?  This is exactly what David has told us all along, the man is apparently OWNED by the deep state…!
Bill

Bill,
Damn it!
His flip flop on the 2nd amendment bothers me a lot. 
You believe in the wisdom of the constitution or you do not.
You cannot pick and chose what suits you politically at any moment.
You keep chipping away, and soon there is nothing left but snow flakes and Bernie Sanders
The is one for the deep state as a win.
Jim

Bill Holter’s Commentary

…a turd by any other name still smells bad and is still a turd!

SDSU Changes Course Title Amid Backlash
February 28, 2018

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego State University officials said Wednesday they “acknowledge” those who were offended by a new course titled “Trump: Impeachment, Removal or Conviction?” and will change the name of the class to accurately reflect its content, which they said is not focused on getting the current president out of office.

The weekend-long, one-credit class caught the attention of national conservative media outlets based on its title and description. The class will focus on the “two constitutional grounds: impeachment and removal (25th Amendment), and the possible charges of the independent counsel, the powers of the president, a history of the creation of that office and the comparison of divine right and rule of law leadership, presidential impeachments, including (President Richard) Nixon’s de facto impeachment” and more, according to the course listing.

The class is being offered in March as part of the criminal justice program in the university’s College of Extended Studies.

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The latest from John Williams’ www.shadowstats.com

First-Quarter 2018 Real Merchandise Trade Deficit on Early Track for Worst Shortfall in Modern Reporting
– January 2018 New Orders for Durable Goods Tumbled Month-to-Month, Both Before and After Considering Inflation and Commercial Aircraft Orders
– New- and Existing-Home Sales Declined Month-to-Month and Year-to-Year, Holding Shy of Pre-Recession Peaks by 57.3% (-57.3%) and 26.0% (-26.0%)
– Freight Index Jumped Sharply Year-to-Year But Continued in Non-Expansion, Still Shy by 12.0% (-12.0%) of Recovering Its Pre-Recession High

“No. 937: January Durable Goods Orders, New- and Existing-Home Sales, Trade, Freight Index”

www.shadowstats.com

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

WOW…what a shocker! Billy Preston told us this some 44 years ago, and no one accused him of spreading “FUD”…

Ethereum Chief Warns Cryptocurrencies Could ‘Drop To Near-Zero At Any Time’
February 20, 2018

The co-founder of Ethereum has put out a stark warning for crypto fans: Don’t bet the farm on cyberassets, because prices could “drop to near-zero” at any moment.

Vitalik Buterin took to Twitter over the weekend to caution people about digital currencies, which delivered blockbuster rises in 2017, before taking a beating at the start of this year.

“Reminder: Cryptocurrencies are still a new and hyper-volatile asset class, and could drop to near-zero at any time. Don’t put in more money than you can afford to lose,” the Russian-Canadian programmer said in his post Saturday.

“If you’re trying to figure out where to store your life savings, traditional assets are still your safest bet,” he said.

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If what John Cardillo claims here regarding Sherriff Israel and his deputy is true, it should be clear (if it wasn’t already)…we are being sold out by traitors and infiltrated by terrorists! This is Wasserman Schultz’ district who hired the Awan brothers to handle her (and many other Congressman’s) IT and computer services. It was not politically correct during the last administration to question why so many muslims were made “czars” of the many various departments. It is time to wake up people, we have Trojan horses all over the country that need to be rooted out…piss on political correctness because all it is is a death wish!

Why is Sheriff Scott Israel’s deputy a leader of Hamas linked CAIR?
February 26, 2018

https://www.therebel.media/off_the_cuff_february_26_2018

Bill Holter’s Commentary

These are a few questions regarding the Parkland High School shooting, there are and will be others. Please do not e-mail me asking why this is even relevant. We have advocated gold and silver as real and truthful monies. They are your alternatives to unbacked currency issued by a government telling you to trust the money because you can trust issuer. False flag after false flag suggests your savings are best served somewhere that “trust” is not even an issue?

Parkland School Shooting: Top 10 Reasons for Deeper Interrogation
February 25, 2018

Over the past several years certain certain US mass shootings receive round-the-clock coverage yet often possess curious features which are ignored and merely accepted “as reported” by less-than-trustworthy corporate media. Bizarre circumstance and the sometimes inexplicable actions of officials, victims, eyewitnesses and would-be culprits give rise to concern that government agencies and news media act in certain ways to embellish some incidents while short-circuiting the dissemination of vital information.

In the flood of information following such heavily-covered tragedies there are sometimes enough anomalies in routine reporting to develop serious cause for concern and intensified scrutiny. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting is one such event. Below is a list and brief discussion of what this author believes to be the most glaring inconsistencies and overall problems evident in information and coverage of the Parkland incident that necessitate further consideration of the overall event.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

If the chart of bitcoin can be it’s only claim to pricing, then bitcoin has the potential of a total retraction to the old days. Chart from Zero Hedge.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Really? I would be pretty pissed if the primary candidate I supported was “rigged against”! It seems these lawyers are saying the 1st Amendment is only pertinent if your use of it agrees with them. This train of thought is also trendy in our “higher” institutions of learning…

Lawyers For The DNC Argue That Primary Rigging Is Protected By The First Amendment
February 24, 2018

The ongoing litigation of the DNC Fraud Lawsuit and the appeal regarding its dismissal took a stunning turn yesterday. The defendants in the case, including the DNC and former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, filed a response brief that left many observers of the case at a loss for words.

The document, provided by the law offices of the Attorneys for the Plaintiffs in the case, Jared and Elizabeth Beck, and appears to argue that if the Democratic Party did cheat Sanders in the 2016 Presidential primary race, then that action was protected under the first amendment. Twitter users were quick to respond to the brief, expressing outrage and disgust at the claims made by representatives of the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The Defense counsel also argued that because of Jared Beck’s outspoken twitter posts, the plaintiffs were using the litigation process for political purposes: “For example, Plaintiffs’ counsel Jared Beck repeatedly refers to the DNC as “shi*bags” on Twitter and uses other degrading language in reference to Defendants.” Fascinatingly, no mention is made regarding the importance of First Amendment at this point in the document.

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What is the FBI Hiding in its War to Protect Comey?
February 23, 2018

What is the FBI Hiding in its War to Protect Comey?

The coup attempt against President Trump is rapidly collapsing, but the deep state is still in cover-up mode. In an article for The Hill I discussed the FBI’s continuing protection of former Director James Comey and Judicial Watch’s efforts to penetrate the truth.

As the James Comey saga continues to unfold, the James Comey legend continues to unravel.

The more we learn about his involvement in the deep state’s illicit targeting of President Trump, the more reason the American people have to question both his motives and his management as director of the FBI, the now-disgraced agency he headed before Trump fired him. Comey has left a trail of suspicious activities in his wake.

Comey now looms large over a burgeoning constitutional crisis that could soon overshadow Watergate at its worst. To deepen the crisis even further, it now appears some of Comey’s former FBI and Justice Department colleagues continue to protect him from accountability.

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Censorship at its finest!

This Will Chill You To The Bone – Entire Archives Of Independent Reporting And Video Channels Just Got Flushed Down The Toilet
February 23, 2018

Pretty hard to write when you find yourself literally speechless, definitely not something usual for a writer, but what I found this morning, example, after example after example…..etc etc etc, chilled me right to the bone.

Years worth of videos, interviews from The Richie Allen show with 76,000 subscribers and 1,400 videos, along with years of work by The Ochelli Effect Radio Show, gone, wiped out, as both were terminated from YouTube for “violations,” with Jordan Sather having been blocked from livestreaming for 90 days after his video titled “2.15 – FL Shooting/NSA Incident/Other Articles & Cosmic/UFO News.” His YouTube channel has 117K subscribers.

In Sather’s case, they have just started, now that he has been targeted, they will go through all his other videos, find another two violations just as they did with Allen, and most likely terminate him as well.

It isn’t just Google’s YouTube though, no, this is more insidious as we are informed by Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, that the website Medium, has wiped out the entire article archives of Independent writers such as Mike Cernovich, Laura Loomer and Jack Posobiec.

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Always remember, THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES!

FL ‘Shooting’: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Famous For Fight To Not ”Drain The Swamp”; Message In ‘Shooter’ Name; Wacky Kabala Numerology
February 22,2018

This post a follow up on: MSNBC Says MSM’s Job To Control What People Think; And V-Day Florida ‘Shooting’ – ‘Sheriff Israel’ 2-19-18 “What about the latest the so-called ‘Valentine’s Day Massacre’ 2-14-18? Is this one real? Well just ask the Florida Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.Wait…what? The Sheriff’s name is Scott ‘Israel’ [link]? Can it even get more ridiculous than this. Sadly probably can and will. Just a thought on that though: Doesn’t Israel [Zionists] want to be ‘Sheriff of the world’ [see: ‘View’ pushes Noahide Law 10-28-17]?…” [see post]
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Florida reported school shooting Valentines Day 2-14-18 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Who was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?

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Valentines Day 2018 BoP Production – The Stage

Factoid: Marjory Stoneman Douglas became famous for defending the Florida Everglades – i.e. the swamp – from being drained:
Marjory Stoneman Douglas (April 7, 1890 – May 14, 1998) was an American journalist, author, women’s suffrage advocate, and conservationist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development…By the 1960s, the Everglades were in imminent danger of disappearing forever because of gross mismanagement in the name of progress and real estate and agricultural development
…Her tireless efforts earned her several variations of the nickname “Grande Dame of the Everglades…” – wiki

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Some dangerous looking charts.

The ‘Index Of The Volume Of Speculation’ Hits A New Record High
February 23, 2018

This is an excerpt of a post that first appeared in The Felder Report Premium.

“Even the most circumspect friend of the market would concede that the volume of brokers’ loans—of loans collateraled by the securities purchased on margin—is a good index of the volume of speculation.” -John Kenneth Galbraith, The Great Crash 1929

When it comes to stock market sentiment, I like to give more weight to measures that track investor positioning rather than sentiment surveys. I want to know what investors are actually doing rather than what they say they’re doing. To me, the level of margin debt shows the potential supply and demand for risk assets. When margin debt is low there is plenty of potential demand and when it’s high there is plenty of potential supply. Nominal margin debt recently surpassed $600 billion dollars for the first time on record, roughly twice the amount seen at the peak of the dotcom mania.

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A $ trillion here and a $trillion there, pretty soon we’re talking about money…with NO VALUE!

US Gross National Debt Spikes $1 Trillion in Less Than 6 Months
February 24, 2018

And these are the good times.

As of the latest reporting by the Treasury Department, the US gross national debt rose by $41.5 billion on Thursday, February 22, to a grand total of $20.8 trillion.

Here’s the thing: On September 7, 2017, five-and-a-half months ago, just before Congress suspended the debt ceiling, the gross national debt stood at $19.8 trillion.

At that time, I was holding my breath waiting for the gross national debt to take a huge leap in a single day – as it always does after the debt ceiling gets lifted or suspended – and jump to the next ignominious level. It sure did the next day, when it jumped $318 billion.

And it continued. Over a period of 8 weeks, the gross national debt jumped by $640 billion. Four weeks after that, it had ballooned by $723 billion, at which point Fed Chair Yellen – whose cheap-money policies had enabled Congress to do this for years – said that she was “very worried about the sustainability of the US debt trajectory.”

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