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Federal Judge Opens Discovery Into Clinton Email Usage
December 06, 2018

Court Excoriates Obama State Department/Justice Department for Possibly Acting in “Bad Faith” and Colluding “to Scuttle Public Scrutiny” of Clinton Private Email Server

Court Criticizes Current Justice Department for “Chicanery”

District Court Judge Lamberth Orders “Proposed Plan and Schedule for Discovery Within Ten Days”

Discovery Must Also Explore Whether Clinton Intentionally Used Private Email Server to “skirt FOIA”

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that, in a ruling excoriating both the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth has ordered both agencies to join Judicial Watch in submitting a proposed schedule for discovery into whether Hillary Clinton sought to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a private email system and whether the State Department acted in “bad faith” by failing to disclose knowledge of the email system. The decision comes in a FOIA lawsuit related to the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Specially, Lamberth ruled:

… the Court ORDERS the parties to meet and confer to plan discovery into (a) whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email while Secretary of State was an intentional attempt to evade FOIA; (b) whether the State Department’s attempts to settle this case in late 2014 and early 2015 amounted to bad faith; and (c) whether State has adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s requests.

Terming Clinton’s use of her private email system, “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency,” Lamberth wrote in his MEMORANDUM OPINION:

… his [President Barack Obama’s] State and Justice Departments fell far short. So far short that the court questions, even now, whether they are acting in good faith. Did Hillary Clinton use her private email as Secretary of State to thwart this lofty goal [Obama announced standard for transparency]? Was the State Department’s attempt to settle this FOIA case in 2014 an effort to avoid searching – and disclosing the existence of – Clinton’s missing emails? And has State ever adequately searched for records in this case?

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Jim/Bill,

Looks like they’ve increased the cops from 12,000 to 89,000!

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

France Deploys 89,000 Cops Amid Fears Of Yellow Vest Coup Attempt On Saturday

“Saturday will be the final outcome. Saturday is the Elysee”

Dec 6, 2018 2:16 PM

Jim/Bill,

Coup?

Can this be “French Revolution-The Sequel?”

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‘French intelligence services have reported to the Elysee Palace – the official residence of President Macron, in light of “calls to kill” and “carry arms to attack” government officials, parliamentarians and police, according to Le Figaro. “They are putschists. We are in a coup attempt,” said Le Figaro’s sources.’

This is serious stuff.

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

France Deploys 89,000 Cops Amid Fears Of Yellow Vest Rebellion On Saturday
December 6, 2018

French authorities will deploy at least 8,000 riot police and gendarmes in Paris on Saturday, and 89,000 forces across the country according to the Prime Minister, as the Elysee prepares for “act four” of the Yellow Vest movement’s violent protests against the Macron government.

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In addition to the closure of the Eiffel Tower on Saturday, several Paris museums have announced that they won’t be open this weekend.

“The demonstrations announced Saturday, December 8 in Paris cannot guarantee the safety of visitors, the Sete has made the decision to close the Eiffel Tower,” announced the Societe de la Tour Eiffel which operates the monument.

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Despite Macron’s government delaying a planned fuel hike by six months, the Yellow Vest movement has called on its followers to “stay on our course,” over Facebook and gather for “The Act IV”  on Saturday the 8th, in what will be the fourth week of protests.

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Jim/Bill,

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With China considering the U.S. action against Huawei’s CFO and act of war,

and Paris about to be engulfed in flames and chaos tomorrow,

one has to be a fool not to take down some gold today……..just in case.

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

Viral Video Of French Students Lined Up Execution-Style Sparks Outrage; Protesters Want Macron’s “Scalp”
December 7, 2018

A viral video of French police detaining protesting high school students “execution style” has sparked outrage, just one day ahead of planned protests across the country which were already anticipated to be particularly violent.

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The footage shows the moment dozens of students protesting education reform in Mantes-la-Jolie in north-central France were arrested on Thursday – most of whom were teens from local high schools.

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Jim,

Follow the money.

Dave

New Explosive Facts About Clinton Charity To Shake Off Lethargy Soon – Analyst
December 6, 2018

The major question concerning the Clinton Foundation is not that it has apparently become the largest unprosecuted fraud ever, but rather why it is taking so long to expose, prosecute and convict those responsible? Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel sat down to answer this and other questions with Sputnik.

The Clinton Foundation’s allegedly fraudulent activities are likely to come under the spotlight on December 5, 2018, when United States Attorney John Huber, appointed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is due to testify about his probe into the organisation. Meanwhile, it was reported that two whistle-blowers had signalled their willingness to shed light on the charity’s alleged wrongdoings.

Sputnik reached out to Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel, who has been conducting a private investigation into the Clintons’ charity for three years, asking him to comment on the developments.

Sputnik: On November 15th, you told Sputnik that the judgement day for the Clinton Foundation is nearing, as the Clintons are unlikely to provide a comprehensive and undistorted report about their charity’s financial and organisational activities.

Did they manage to release a truthful report on IRS Form 990 by the close of business on November 15, 2018 concerning its operations and financial results for 2017?

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Jim,

Is he too big to prosecute?

Dave

Jeffrey Epstein Settles Out of Court in Civil Trial to Avoid Release of New Info
December 4, 2018

Jeffrey Epstein has agreed to a financial settlement and issued an apology to Bradley Edwards, the attorney representing several of Epstein’s victims.

West Palm Beach, Florida – Jeffrey Epstein has apologized for filing a malicious lawsuit against attorney Bradley Edwards. The apology and a confidential financial settlement officially bring an end to the lawsuit which was peripheral to the larger fight to hold Jeffrey Epstein accountable for the dozens of young girls he molested. Edwards has been representing three female victims of Epstein for nearly a decade.

The settlement relates to an ongoing legal battle between Epstein and Edwards. In 2008, Edwards successfully sued Epstein on behalf of women who claimed he abused them. All of the women were teenagers at the time. Epstein would later counter sue claiming that Edwards was bringing Epstein to court as part of some type of ponzi scheme. The suit would eventually be dropped, but Edwards returned the gesture by suing Epstein for defamation of character.

The following statement was released by Epstein via his lawyers:

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The finality.

JB

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CIGA Tom with a great catch!

Bill

 

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Jim

MUST READ: Hey, Mr. Trump! Tear Down That Deep State Wall…..Of Secrecy
December 3, 2018

When the Donald promised to “drain the swamp” during the 2016 election campaign—- it did sound vaguely like an attack on Big Government, and at least a directional desire to shrink the state and let free market capitalism breathe.

After 22 months in office, however, the truth is patently obvious: The only Swamp that Donald Trump wants to drain is one filled with his political enemies and policy adversaries at any given moment in time. Even then, you have to consult his tweetstorm ledger to know exactly who the swamp creatures de jure actually are.

Still, the Donald’s daily Twitter assaults on the Deep State are a wondrous thing. They surely do undermine public confidence in rogue institutions like the FBI, CIA and NSA, which profoundly threaten America’s constitutional liberties and fiscal solvency.

Likewise, his frequently unhinged tweets also lather their congressional sponsors and beltway poo-bahs with well-deserved mud and opprobrium. And the Donald’s increasingly acrimonious public feuding with Deep State criminals like James Comey and John Brennan is just what the doctor ordered.

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Jim/Bill,

Two articles from ZeroHedge.com.  One from this morning and one from this afternoon.

Scary stuff.

Seems like the public wants heads to roll!

All too often in the past, whenever I mentioned a return to the “Marie Antoinette” mentality, I always got chuckles.

Well Golly!

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Shazam!

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It looks like it’s coming uncomfortably close.

You can’t beseech people to vote for you and then turn around and screw them.  At some point it all eventually comes to an end.

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

Macron Blinks: France Suspends Fuel Tax Hike After “Yellow Vest” Riots

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The “President of the Rich” has finally caved and decided to reverse his controversial ‘fuel tax’ as his capitol city lies in ruins.

Dec 4, 2018 7:25 AM

French ‘Yellow Vests’ Reject Macron’s Six-Month Tax Delay As Student Protests Intensify

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“Suspending the tax to re-instate it in six months is taking the French people for a ride.”

Dec 4, 2018 2:50 PM

 

Jim,

We’ll need to keep a close eye on this.

Dave

Encouraged by US, Ukraine Prepares to Stage Military Provocation
December 4, 2018

There is a cause for concern and it’s real and very grave. Ukraine is being pushed to war. Kiev is not bluffing. Encouraged by its American tutors, it’s involved in dangerous games pursuing political purposes. It’s not about sanctions, warnings, statements and declarations – they want to provoke real shooting now. The time is right for ringing alarm bells before it’s too late.

The US President Donald Trump’s refusal to have a separate meeting with President Putin at the G20 summit in Argentina citing the Kerch Strait incident as a reason was not exactly unexpected. Obviously, Washington is interested in aggravating the Russian-Ukrainian relations. The introduction of the state of emergency in the territories bordering Russia, the concentration of Ukrainian troops in the Donbas region, and the call-up of reservists announced by Ukraine’s president – all these moves testify to the fact that war preparations are in full swing. Neither Washington nor Brussels have called on Kiev to show restraint.

Ukraine has recently announced its decision not to allow Russian men aged 16-60 into the country. This policy of Kiev is in stark contrast with what Moscow does. According to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided not to retaliate. No, quite the opposite – he ordered to simplify the procedures for Ukrainians asking for Russian citizenship. The move is intended to demonstrate good intentions. In late October, the Russian president signed the Concept of the State Migration Policy of the Russian Federation for 2019-2025 to facilitate the inflow of Russian speakers to the country.

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Jim/Bill,

A few points to consider:

1) Interest rates falling (less competition for gold).

2) Yield curve inverting (potential destabilizing risk growing in financial circles).

3) Massive accumulation of physical gold by the world’s central banks, as a safe haven.

4) Everyone on one side of the boat (short gold).

“Gold is still a hated asset and positioning of the crowds is all but bullish.”

5) Finally, the Dollar on its last legs?

“If the aggregate USD long is to be washed out or not remains to be seen….Depending on your view on the USD, gold and oil could offer interesting trades.”

Everything in place for a potentially explosive move in gold.

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

USD Smoked
December 4, 2018

By AskBrokers.com

For more market intell visit our site here.

The G20 meeting was a success for both the US and China. The rhetoric has been hard, but don’t forget, these two superpowers both want to avoid a full-blown trade war, if possible. They are also both interested in having a weaker USD.

A strong USD spills over to the Yuan as it is rather tied to the USD. A stronger USD is subsequently a problem. The US doesn’t want a “too weak” Yuan as this “takes away” the effects of the tariffs. A breakdown in talks between Trump and Xi was a possibility, but both had interest in avoiding further stress and market turbulence. Contrary to what many believed (and yes we warned for the possible USD sell off on November 29th), the USD has sold off and affected various assets.

The Yuan has put in a huge move over past two days.

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MAGA!

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I love Judicial Watch…

JB

Judicial Watch Sues For Records Of FBI Meetings With Clinton-DNC Law Firm, Perkins Coie In 2016
December 03, 2018

Clinton-DNC Used Law Firm to Pay for Anti-Trump Dossier

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice seeking records of all meetings in 2016 between former FBI General Counsel James Baker and the Perkins Coie law firm. The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reportedly paid Fusion GPS to create the “salacious and unverified” Clinton-DNC anti-Trump dossier.

The lawsuit cites a specific media report that FBI top lawyer Baker met with Perkins Coie lawyers to discuss allegations of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia. The meeting reportedly took place weeks before the 2016 election and before the FBI secured a controversial FISA spy warrant targeting then-candidate Trump’s campaign.

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the DOJ failed to respond to an October 9, 2018, FOIA request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-02617)) seeking:

All records concerning any and all meetings between former FBI general counsel James Baker and one or more attorneys from Perkins Coie, the Democratic National Committee’s private law firm during 2016.

On October 4, 2018, Fox News reported that Baker told congressional investigators that Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann “initiated contact with him and provided documents and computer storage devices on Russian hacking.” The contact was made in late 2016 as federal investigators prepared a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

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This practice is common on major USA roads across the nation. Courtesy of JB.

Jim

Judicial Watch Joins Allied Educational Foundation in Supreme Court Civil Asset Forfeiture Amicus Brief
November 30, 2018

‘Freedom from unlawful conversion of property is an inherent individual liberty right which the Constitution must secure for all citizens’

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that it joined with Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting petitioner Tyson Timbs against the State of Indiana, which Judicial Watch contends abused its power in a civil asset forfeiture case (Tyson Timbs, et. al. v. State of Indiana (No. 17-1091)) The case was heard by the Supreme Court this week.

In May of 2013, Tyson Timbs was arrested and pled guilty to a charge of drug dealing and conspiracy. He received a six-year sentence (with five years suspended) and a $1,200 fine.

Earlier in the year, Timbs had received a $70,000 life-insurance payment after his father passed away. He used $42,000 of it to purchase a Land Rover car. Timbs used the Land Rover to deliver $225 worth of drugs, the report said. The state seized the car under a state policy which allows private lawyers to sue for a forfeiture in order to receive a cut.

The car was worth four times the amount of the maximum possible fine ($10,000) in the Timbs case. Lower courts in Indiana ruled the penalty was grossly disproportional under the Eighth Amendment. The Indiana State Supreme Court reversed the lower courts’ ruling.

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Black Swans a’swimming.

Dave

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Heads To Persian Gulf In “Show Of Force” After Iran Ballistic Missile Test
December 3, 2018

Days after Iran unveiled its first stealth destroyer in a televised ceremony on Saturday which saw the warship launched into operation in the Persian Gulf, and after the US condemned Iran’s test firing a medium-range nuclear capable ballistic missile on Sunday, Pentagon officials have announced the U.S. is sending an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf in a show of force against Iran.

US officials told the Wall Street Journal the USS John C. Stennis and support ships will arrive in the Middle East “within days” — which will bring a close what’s been described as the longest period in two decades that a carrier group was absent from the region. Specifically the unnamed officials identified the purpose as to “exhibit a show of force against Iran” at a moment tensions are soaring after Nov. 4 renewed sanctions targeting Iran’s energy sector. The White House has vowed that it will work with international allies to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero in continuing economic warfare that could easily spark direct military confrontation.

The WSJ reports:

The Stennis is scheduled to remain in the region for about two months, the officials said, spending most of that time in the Persian Gulf. Its presence “certainly provides a deterrence” against any potentially hostile Iranian activity in the region’s waters, one of the officials said.

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Jim/Bill,

Now that our allies (Europe) have joined the bandwagon, is there anybody left who supports the US Dollar in international trade?

I guess that leaves Japan as the sole major power still utilizing the Dollar.  I believe they have to because of all the Dollar denominated borrowings in the Dollar/Yen funding game.  And that is great for Japan’s borrowers.

Weaker Dollar and stronger Yen will catapult gold.

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

EU Proposes Widespread ‘De-Dollarization’ Initiatives
December 3, 2018

In the most blatant and transparent reaction to Washington’s continued vassal-ization, the European Commission has reportedly formulated a plan to reduce the role of the dollar in international trade.

Amid increasing tensions between Trump and various European leaders (cough Macron cough) and the ongoing threats of sanctions and tariffs, the European Commission plans to outline initiatives to develop the international role of the euro, according to a draft document obtained by Bloomberg.

As Viktoria Dendrinou reports, the plan has three dimensions including the European financial sector, the international financial sector and key strategic sectors such as energy…

    “Member states should promote wider use of the euro in relations with third countries in field of energy, including in contracts within the framework of bilateral and multilateral international agreements,”

    “The Commission calls on member states to include in their intergovernmental agreements with third countries a model clause, developed by the Commission, related to the use of the euro as default currency”

    “Participants in European energy markets should use more energy-related contracts denominated in euro”

    “Price reporting agencies should facilitate the launching of euro-denominated price benchmarks for crude oil”

    “Commodity exchanges should facilitate the further development of euro-denominated derivative contracts on crude oil and refined products”

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Jim/Bill,

Black Swans (talking points from Saturday):

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50672.htm

http://thesaker.is/about-the-latest-ukronazi-provocation-in-the-kerch-strait/

http://thesaker.is/russia-ukraine-black-sea-military-crisis-on-the-brink-of-war/

http://thesaker.is/ukrainian-sailors-confirm-that-they-deliberately-entered-russian-waters/

http://thesaker.is/fsb-statement-concerning-illegal-actions-of-the-ukrainian-navy-ships-with-the-territorial-waters-of-russia/

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/11/24/uk-commits-extra-military-forces-ukraine-irresponsible-policy-dangerous-repercussions.html

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/10/02/us-switching-ukraine-location-start-world-war-iii-against-russia.html

https://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-deploys-s-400-missiles-to-crimea-in-military-showdown-with-ukraine/5661354

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/within-the-past-48-hrs-the-british-empire-have-attempted-to-derail-the-prospect-of-president-trumps-collaboration-with-russia-and-china-to-rebuild-the-world/

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/18/russia-initiates-terrorism-investigation-washingto/

http://www.unz.com/pbuchanan/is-putin-the-provocateur-in-the-kerch-crisis/

https://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/the-female-patsy-who-has-the-power-to-start-world-war-iii/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-30/sacks-cash-martial-law-and-all-smiles-imfs-constructive-phone-call-ukraines

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/11/29/with-azov-sea-events-stealing-spotlight-us-gathers-huge-military-force-in-around-syria.html

https://journal-neo.org/2018/11/29/gas-in-aleppo-stranger-than-truth/

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/11/28/west-stays-mum-about-aleppo-chemical-attack.html

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-01/pompeo-bolton-say-iran-test-launched-ballistic-missile-capable-striking-europe

https://www.rt.com/news/445272-putin-trump-mbs-highfive/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-29/senators-seeking-shoot-down-yemen-bill-were-paid-saudi-lobbyists

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-30/office-deutsche-bank-compliance-chief-raided-stock-slides-all-time-lows

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-30/fbi-raids-home-clinton-foundation-uranium-one-whistleblower

Dave

 

Jim,

This is from the Deep State paper of recor.

Dave

Russia Attacks Ukrainian Ships and International Law
November 26, 2018

Russia’s attack on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea was a violation of international law and a dangerous escalation of the undeclared war the Kremlin has waged for more than four years against Ukraine in Crimea, in the breakaway provinces of eastern Ukraine, and now at sea.

The Kremlin can shout all it wants about a provocation, about an attempt by the Ukrainian president to create a political diversion or about anything else, but none of that changes the fact that Russia had no legal justification for firing on three Ukrainian boats and seizing them.

The vessels, two small armored boats and a tugboat, were headed for the Kerch Strait, which separates Crimea from Russia and is the only entrance to the Sea of Azov, where much of Ukraine’s coastline lies. Russia claimed they had crossed into Russian waters, but that is based on its illegal claim to Crimea, which it seized in 2014.

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Jim,

Will history repeat?

Dave

The WWI Conspiracy
November 19, 2018

PART ONE: TO START A WAR

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Jim,

One minute to midnight.

Dave

US Military Contractor Is Hiring Personnel To Support Classified ‘Contingency Operations’ In Ukraine
November 29, 2018

A US contractor accidentally revealed a US military specialist deployment in the combat zones in Ukraine via an Job Advertisement on LinkedIn.

Similarly to the Atlantic Council’s report on independence of Eastern European countries, as well as the meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, the posting comes days before the escalation in the Sea of Azov.

Mission Essential is a government contractor, which primarily serves intelligence and military clients. It began as the US government’s leading provider of translation and interpretation services.

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Courtesy of Dave.

Jim

Learning the Real Lessons of Yalta to Prevent World War III
November 30, 2018

Politically aware Americans, especially self-proclaimed “tough” neo-liberals and neo-conservatives have had a hate obsession with the Crimea for 73 years since proclaiming the myth of an “evil” sell-out of Eastern Europe that supposedly took place at the Yalta summit conference in February 1945 between Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill and a dying US President Franklin Roosevelt.

Instead, as is often the case in the age of George Orwell’s “big lie” in modern America and Britain, the opposite was the case. The Yalta conference was a triumph of realpolitik that kept the global peace between the superpowers almost three quarter s of a century so far.

It is, therefore enormously ironic that the peace of the world should now be threatened over US and UK outrage in particular over Russia asserting its legal and sovereign rights after a blatant breach of agreements and sovereignty by the Ukrainian vessels in Kerch Strait separating Crimea from mainland Russia.

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Jim & Bill,

We covered this on Saturday.

Dave

Deutsche Bank Crimes Can Cause Next Global Crisis – William Black
December 2, 2018

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has deemed Deutsche Bank as the most systemically dangerous bank in the world. Professor of Economics and Law, William Black, knows why and contends, “Deutsche Bank (DB) poses as what is called a ‘National Champion’ bank and the largest bank by far in Germany, but it’s actually the largest criminal enterprise in Germany. This is quite a statement because VW is such a massive fraud. . . .It is insane that we allow Deutsche Bank to go from fraud to fraud to fraud. . . .They cheat on everything else you can possibly imagine and, typically, they are getting caught, which is also not a very good sign in terms of their competence even as thieves. Even in the United States, there has been reluctance to crack down on Deutsche Bank. . . . When the New York Commissioner tried to crack down, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the premier banking regulator, actually sought to impede that. He disparaged the New York folks and said there really wasn’t that big of problems and such, and all of that proved to be lies.”

Deutsche Bank was raided by German regulators last week on more allegations of fraud and money laundering.

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Jim,

The end is here.

Dave

The Criminalization of Politics
November 28, 2018

Global Intel Hub – (Zero Hedge Exclusive) 11/28/2018 – Atlanta, GA

The system is crooked.  So why bother, right?  Most Americans don’t vote don’t care.  Up to 30% don’t file don’t pay taxes.  That’s real freedom!  As we explain in our book Splitting Pennies – the world is not as it seems.

Personally, I watched the fixing of the 2000 election from ground zero in Palm Beach County Florida.  The registration of dead voters, the confusion over the chads, getting prisoners to vote Republican.  Gore should have won by a much larger margin (not that I wanted Gore to win, I’m speaking like an objective observer).  Being a trader, I wasn’t much interested in voting or politics which was unusual, as I went to a school where Dan Quail  and George Bush Sr. were visitors at our mock political rallies, friends of mine were some of Bush’s biggest donors (that was in the year he lost, of course).  Barbara Bush came to one of my baseball games, I had the photo where I shook her hand on my bedroom wall for years (I was 8 years old I thought it was significant like meeting the Queen).

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Courtesy of JB.

Jim

RECALL ALERT: Several Dog Food Brands Recalled | Here’s What To Know
November 29, 2018

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of Evolve® Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy and Triumph® Chicken and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

14 LB Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag / UPC: 0-73657-00862-0

28 LB Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag / UPC: 0-73657-00863-7

40 LB Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag / UPC: 0-70155-10566-0

40 LB Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag / UPC: 0-70155-10564-0

3.5 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag / UPC: 0-73657-00873-6

16 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag / UPC: 0-73657-00874-3

30 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag / UPC 0-73657-00875-0

Consumers should stop feeding the products listed above. Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Consumers with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed above and are exhibiting any of these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.

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Jim,

General Wesley Clark told us the plan and no matter who is in office, it will not change.

Dave

Iran: New American Sanctions, and How Iran May Respond
November 28, 2018

Barely a day passes without an outburst of angry words and threats from the US President directed at Iran at its people. If we believe the section of the US media that is loyal to -or controlled by – the White House, there is no more dangerous country that Iran.

This raises a very reasonable question: just what has Teheran done to annoy Donald Trump so much and provoke this display of thunder and lightning? Has Iran occupied US territory or threatened its sovereignty by placing military bases close to US borders, does it intimidate the US President in international meetings with calls for vengeance, or is it, perhaps, plotting regime change in a distant part of the world? Absolutely not. Far from it – Teheran is not interfering in the affairs of countries far away, and is, in fact, behaving perfectly correctly, calmly and reasonably, and in accordance with international law and codes of conduct.

But those people whom, in view of their status, one would expect to behave diplomatically – Donald Trump and his close associates such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton and even the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley – continually rush around spouting coarse language and demonstrating their determination to keep a stranglehold over ordinary Iranian citizens. Things have got so bad that Donald Trump has made a big show of withdrawing from the so-called nuclear deal, which was signed by a number of nuclear powers, and has imposed unfair and aggressive sanctions on Iran. For example, the US has strictly prohibited exports of food or medicine to the country, even though, under international law, the use of such measures as a weapon constitutes a crime against humanity. The Iranian ambassador and the country’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Es’hagh Al Habib, has said, quite justifiably, that the negative consequences of the US sanctions will be felt first and foremost by ordinary Iranians who have never, until now, had any reason to feel hatred for the American people. But, true to the principles of aggressive imperialism, Donald Trump and his advisers are doing all they can to turn the two nations into enemies.

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Jim

How A Future Trump Cabinet Member Gave A Serial Sex Abuser The Deal Of A Lifetime
November 28, 2018

On a muggy October morning in 2007, Miami’s top federal prosecutor, Alexander Acosta, had a breakfast appointment with a former colleague, Washington, D.C., attorney Jay Lefkowitz.

It was an unusual meeting for the then-38-year-old prosecutor, a rising Republican star who had served in several White House posts before being named U.S. attorney in Miami by President George W. Bush.

Instead of meeting at the prosecutor’s Miami headquarters, the two men — both with professional roots in the prestigious Washington law firm of Kirkland & Ellis — convened at the Marriott in West Palm Beach, about 70 miles away. For Lefkowitz, 44, a U.S. special envoy to North Korea and corporate lawyer, the meeting was critical.

His client, Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, 54, was accused of assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls — with the help of young female recruiters — to coerce into having sex acts behind the walls of his opulent waterfront mansion as often as three times a day, the Town of Palm Beach police found.

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