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Armed Sheriff’s Deputy Stayed Outside Florida School While Mass Killing Took Place
February 23, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The armed school resource officer assigned to protect students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took a defensive position outside the school and did not enter the building while the shooter was killing students and teachers inside with an AR-15 assault-style rifle, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday.

Israel said he suspended School Resource Deputy Scot Peterson on Thursday after seeing a video from the Parkland, Fla., school that showed Peterson outside the school building where the shooter was inside and attacking.

“What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of Building 12, take up a position, and never went in,” Israel said.

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A new meaning to “ghost” cities?

In China, A Single Plague Death Means An Entire City Quarantined
July 25, 2014

The decision by Chinese authorities to quarantine parts of Yumen city after a local man died of the bubonic plague made headlines around the world. While four people were also diagnosed with the disease in Colorado this week – all were treated in hospital and quickly released – the 38-year-old Chinese farmer’s death brought a far more dramatic response from Yumen’s authorities.

On Tuesday, when authorities still had whole swaths of the city in lockdown, the state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported from the scene. The reporter, wearing a face mask, stood in front of a roadblock guarded by two uniformed police officers, also wearing face masks. They had laid down orange traffic cones and tyre-puncture spike strips. The camera panned over warehouses stocked with rice, cooking oil and other emergency rations for the residents trapped behind the blockades – perhaps tens of thousands of people.

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Heir Mueller intensifies the pressure on two of Trump’s former people. This is a method common in the prosecution handbook on how to turn people against others, truthfully or otherwise.

Trump’s Ex-Campaign Officials Face New Tax, Fraud Charges
February 22, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller unsealed a slew of new tax- and bank fraud-related criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign officials Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, alleging they filed false income tax returns and failed to report foreign bank accounts.

The charges against Paul Manafort, shown in December, and Richard Gates include counts related to allegedly false income tax returns, failure to report offshore financial accounts, bank fraud conspiracy and bank fraud. (AP) The charges against Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Gates,…

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True love and loyalty!

Peace At Last For The Dog Who Slept Beside His Master’s Grave Every Night For ELEVEN YEARS: Capitan The Alsatian Dies Aged 15, Having Never Left His Owner’s Side In Argentina
February 21, 2018

A loyal dog called Capitan has died after sleeping at his master’s graveside every night for 11 years.

The black Alsatian was some four years old when Miguel Guzman, who had bought the dog as a present for his son, Damian, passed away in 2006 in Villa Carlos Paz, near Cordoba, Argentina’s second city.

The dog disappeared not long afterwards and the family thought he had found a new home or had been killed.

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Capitan, the dog who lived at the side of his owner’s resting place for 11 years, has passed away in the spot where the man is buried

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No comment other than “ridiculous”!

Pelosi Suggests ‘Mowing Grass’ in Some Border Areas Rather Than Building a Wall
February 22, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put forth a new idea for border security, arguing that “mowing the grass” in some areas could be sufficient instead of building a wall.

In an interview with the Arizona Republic, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she “is not the biggest advocate” for President Trump’s long-promised wall as part of a negotiation on a fix for Dreamers.

“Let’s talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do or mowing the grass so people can’t be smuggled through the grass,” she proposed, also mentioning adding levees, technology and personnel to enhance border security.

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Jim termed this “QE to infinity” years ago.

Fed President Sounds Panic Over Level Of US Debt
February 21, 2018

Nearly a decade after the US unleashed its biggest debt-issuance binge in history, doubling the US debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion under president Obama, which was only made possible thanks to the Fed’s monetization of $4 trillion in deficits (and debt issuance), the Fed is starting to get nervous about the (un)sustainability of the US debt.

The Federal Reserve should continue to raise U.S. interest rates this year in response to faster economic growth fueled by recent tax cuts as well as a stronger global economy, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Wednesday.

“I believe the Federal Reserve should be gradually and patiently raising the federal funds rate during 2018,” Kaplan said in an essay updating his views on the economic and policy outlook.

“History suggests that if the Fed waits too long to remove accommodation at this stage in the economic cycle, excesses and imbalances begin to build, and the Fed ultimately has to play catch-up.” The Fed is widely expected to raise rates three times this year, starting next month.

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We live in “reverse world”, whatever main stream media reports…you can pretty much bet is not true. They push their agenda while acting like they are journalists. The danger of course is a dumbed down population that cannot see through the agendized BS.

Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me “Scripted Question” After Denying Question About Armed Guards
February 22, 2018

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night’s town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a “scripted question,” quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards. (CNN response below.)

“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab told WPLG-TV.

CNN aired a town hall on the Florida school shooting with Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) that included NRA’s Dana Loesch and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel that was moderated by Jake Tapper. Students and parents asked questions about gun control and school safety.

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We were not supposed to offend the Muslims during Hussein’s presidency so Mueller’s actions were questioned only by a few. Now, the question must be asked is “whose side is he on now…AND whose back then”?

Russia Special Counsel Mueller Worked with Radical Islamist Groups to Purge Anti-Terrorism Training Material Offensive to Muslims
May 18, 2017

Now that Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate if Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election it’s worth reiterating his misguided handiwork and collaboration with radical Islamist organizations as FBI director. Judicial Watch exclusively obtained droves of records back in 2013 documenting how, under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI purged all anti-terrorism training material deemed “offensive” to Muslims after secret meetings between Islamic organizations and the FBI chief. Judicial Watch had to sue to get the records and published an in-depth report on the scandal in 2013 and a lengthier, updated follow-up in 2015.

As FBI director, Mueller bent over backwards to please radical Islamist groups and caved into their demands. The agency eliminated the valuable anti-terrorism training material and curricula after Mueller met with various Islamist organizations, including those with documented ties too terrorism. Among them were two organizations— Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)—named by the U.S. government as unindicted co-conspirators in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing case. CAIR is a terrorist front group with extensive links to foreign and domestic Islamists. It was founded in 1994 by three Middle Eastern extremists (Omar Ahmad, Nihad Awad and Rafeeq Jaber) who ran the American propaganda wing of Hamas, known then as the Islamic Association for Palestine.

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For this to occur, America must fall…Do you not believe this is the plan?

Creepy “World Government Summit” Targets America, Freedom
September 21, 2018

Top globalists, communists, and Islamists from around the globe gathered this month on the Arabian Peninsula for the World Government Summit — yes, that is the confab’s real name — to push for what they called a “new world order.” More than a few speakers made clear that liberty, self-government, and the “America First” agenda were in the crosshairs.

On the other hand, Big Government, trans-humanism, and globalism were presented as the solution to basically everything, from alleged man-made “global warming” and health problems to unemployment and even hate. Aside from global governance and statism, one of the key themes of the conference was the merger of man and machine to become “cyborgs.” Artificial Intelligence and “Happiness,” directed by authorities, were also major topics.

But while critics ridiculed and slammed the scheming, and most American media outlets completely ignored it, the globalist confab has been helping to advance a planetary agenda that is completely at odds with American traditions of liberty and self-government. And the speakers, organizers, and attendees barely bothered to conceal that fact — probably in part because they knew Americans were unlikely to hear about the antics from the purveyors of “fake news” posing as “mainstream” media.

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Skadden Arps is the top gun in law.

BREAKING: Ex-Skadden Atty Charged In Mueller Probe With Making False Statements
February 20, 2018

Law360 (February 20, 2018, 10:18 AM EST) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged a former Skadden lawyer with allegedly lying to federal authorities investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Former Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP associate Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged Friday with making false statements about the firm’s work in 2012 on behalf of the Ukraine Ministry of Justice, according to a federal filing made public Tuesday.

The alleged falsehoods were about his last communications with Richard Gates, who was indicted in October along with former Trump…

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The latest from our friend Dan Kurz. Please note the chart toward the bottom, “real assets versus stocks”. This one is stretched and compressed about as far as can be…or at least to as far back as when $35 could purchase one ounce of gold!

DK Analytics, Post #27: The Quickening?
February 20, 2018

Available via DK Analytics

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No Catherine, no one cares now…but they will!

The Federal Government Can’t Account for $21 Trillion. Does Anybody Care?
February 17, 2018

[CAF Note: This article was submitted by Terrence Leveck for publication. It was so substantially edited that we decided to publish at Solari.com. Our readers really want to know where the missing money went and how we get it back!]

by Dr. Terrence Leveck

On September 10, 2001, then Secretary of the Department of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said that for the 1999 DOD budget, “According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions.” The War On Waste The following day the US sustained the terrorist attacks that forever changed our world, and this startling revelation was largely forgotten, until recently.

When a discrepancy occurs in an account that cannot be traced, it is usual to make what is called an undocumentable adjustment, or journal voucher. This is similar to when your balance is off by ten dollars when you reconcile your checkbook, so you add or subtract that amount to make everything balance with the bank. In 1999 the amount the Pentagon adjusted was eight times the DOD budget for that year, and one third greater than the total federal budget. 1999 United States federal budget

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The latest from www.shadowstats.com

– Natural-Disaster Boost to the Economy Topped Out in November 2017; Now Backing Off with a Vengeance, as Predicted
– Watch the Dollar!
– January 2018 Industrial Production Declined 0.1% (-0.1%) Month-to-Month, On Top of Downside Revisions to December Activity – Production Peaked in November, Net of a Record, Winter-Driven Utility Surge
– January Real Retail Sales Plunged 0.8% (-0.8%), Dropping 1.2% (-1.2%) Net of Sharp Downside Revisions to December and Holiday-Season Activity; Annual Growth Fell Deep into Recession-Warning Territory
– Real Average Weekly Earnings Head into Third-Consecutive Quarterly Decline, the Fifth Headline Quarter-to-Quarter Decline in the Last Six Quarters
– “Surging” Housing Starts Activity Was Statistically Insignificant, as Usual, Still Shy of Recovering Its Pre-Recession High by 41.7% (-41.7%)
– Someone Used Contrary Hype to Boost Interest Rates or to Spook Stocks: Headline “Fears of Soaring Inflation” Greeted Annual “Core” CPI-U Inflation Holding Predictably Range-Bound at 1.8%, for the Tenth Month, versus the Fed’s 2.0% Target
– Monthly Inflation Gains of 0.54% and 0.44% in the January CPI-U and PPI Were Dominated by Irregular Volatility in Adjusted, Monthly Gasoline Prices
– Common Inflation Experience Is Much Worse than the Headline Numbers

“No. 936: January Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Housing Starts, CPI and PPI “

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‘FBI Needs a Complete Overhaul’: Pirro Blasts Bureau for Inaction on School Shooter Tips
February 17, 2018

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“Conspiracy theory”? We should hope it is because if not, one must ask what it really means to the lives we believe we are leading…

Behold! 1991 Book Warned Us ‘Secret Government’ Would Use School Shootings To Disarm Americans! Was Florida School Shooter ‘MK-Ultra-Cated’?
February 17, 2018

All the way back in 1991, former US Navy Intelligence Briefing Team member Milton William Cooper wrote a book titled “Behold A Pale Horse” within which he reveals a wealth of great information long hidden from the public eye, some dating all the way back to the 1940’s. Elaborating upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy, UFO’s and ‘the secret government’, on page 225 of his book, Cooper dropped the following bombshell paragraph that should be looked at much more deeply in light of what recently happened in Florida.:

The government encouraged the manufacture and importation of military firearms for the criminals to use. This is intended to foster a feeling of insecurity, which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms. Using drugs and hypnosis on mental patients in a process called Orion, the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on schoolyards and thus inflame the antigun lobby. This plan is well under way, and so far is working perfectly. The middle class is begging the government to do away with the 2nd amendment.

With the ‘secret government’ that Cooper warned of long ago now confirmed, it’s time to take another look at that shocking paragraph, particularly in light of new revelations coming out about the ‘event’ in Florida which ANP and other independent news websites have warned was likely coming as the globalists seek to continue their ‘take down of America’.

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Ted Butler on silver manipulation. If he is as correct about JP Morgan’s physical long as he is about their paper short, silver will move from last to first in terms of performance versus currencies. We believe it is a very good probability!

No Manipulation, After All?
February 15, 2018

In the never-ending search to either verify or rebut one’s own findings, I’d like you to consider something different today. I’m going to ask you to set aside my highly specific allegations of wrong-doing in the silver and gold markets, mostly centering on JPMorgan, and focus instead on whether if what I allege is really wrong or even matters much. Even though my allegations are based upon data published by the CFTC and CME Group, I would ask you to put that aside and consider that I may have been making a mountain out of a molehill about silver (and gold) price manipulation.

The best way of determining whether there is anything wrong in silver is to do a controlled experiment, namely, by removing it from the equation (along with any mention of JPMorgan) and substitute any other world commodity or entity in its place. In other words, would it be patently and outrageously illegal or no big deal at all if what is transpiring in silver occurred in any other commodity? I’ll present the facts and leave you to be the judge.

Pick any and every commodity with an active futures derivatives market that comes to mind and plugin the facts that are known to have existed in COMEX silver over the past ten years. Any and every commodity – corn, copper, crude oil, no exceptions. Now let’s plug in what we know in terms of facts that exist in silver.

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Interesting read!

The End Of The Low-Volatility Regime.

February 16, 2017

As John Authers wrote for The Financial Times last Friday: “The violence of the move on the basis of still skimpy evidence…does suggest something strange is afoot. That raises questions about the machinery. Are market structures still in good working order after years in which volatility was suppressed?” The Dow fell 700 points in 20 minutes. It took only nine trading days for the S&P to lose 10% of its value — it has never fallen so far so fast from a record high. And automatic selling triggered by the turmoil added up to more than $200 billion, according to the FT.

In these pages, we have time and again warned about how the lowest interest rates in 5,000 years had generated a toxic co-dependence between algorithmic strategies and low volatility (WILTW August 3, 2017). Last week, that threat manifested — the VIX spike triggered an algorithmic sell cascade. But as Chris Cole, Artemis Capital’s CIO and a thought leader on the volatility threat, told The New York Times: “This is just an appetizer.”

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This is the letter David spoke of on our weekly call.

Taliban Try’s to Talk Peace to U.S. Audience in New Letter
February 15, 2018

“Information Clearing House” – The Taliban sent a detailed letter Wednesday addressed to U.S. officials making demands and urging them to stop fighting and settle the war peacefully. The letter was sent also sent electronically to media outlets in various languages.

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This is a well-done interview.

What Is The Turbulence In The Bull Market & What Is To Be Done About Physical Gold?
February 16, 2018

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Facebook is being called “fake news” by Brazil’s largest newspaper?

Brazil’s Largest Newspaper Abandons Facebook; Says News Feed is “Banning Professional Journalism”
February 15, 2018

São Paulo, Brazil— The largest newspaper in Brazil, Folha de S Paulo, announced late last week that due to Facebook’s recent changes to their news feed algorithm resulting in what the paper claims is “effectively banning professional journalism,” it would cease publishing content on the social media platform.

The Guardian reported that the popular Brazilian newspaper has an online and print subscription base of nearly 285,000 subscribers and had roughly 204 million page impressions last December, according to the Communication Verification Institute, a non-profit media auditor. The company’s Facebook page has nearly 6 million Facebook followers.

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Knowing what we do about how and what the institutions are teaching…and the quality snowflakes they are graduating I have to ask, WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

Jumbo Loans Are New Threat in U.S. Student Debt Market
February 16, 2018

During the housing boom of the 2000s, jumbo mortgages with very large balances became a flashpoint for a brewing crisis. Now, researchers are zeroing in on a related crack but in the student debt market: very large student loans with balances exceeding $50,000.

A study released Friday by the Brookings Institution finds that most borrowers who left school owing at least $50,000 in student loans in 2010 had failed to pay down any of their debt four years later. Instead, their balances had on average risen by 5% as interest accrued…

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