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Everybody wait! Do not jump to conclusions!

Dave

The US Message To The World: Bow Down And Worship Me!
April 13, 2018

Dear friends,

I just wanted to let you know that I am aware of the situation.  Frankly, I have already said everything I had to say about the so-called ‘West’ in the following articles:

AngloZionist options (intermediate report) UPDATED

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It is an illusion of choice. They are all puppets repeating the same lines/lies.

Dave

 

Courtesy of Dave.

Bill

5 Things You Should Know About US-Led ‘One-Time’ Strikes On Syria
April 14, 2018

Multiple targets in Syria were bombarded by the US, UK, and France in retaliation to what they said was an Assad-orchestrated chemical attack near Damascus. Here are the main facts about the intervention.

Washington approved “precision strikes” against Syria early on Saturday, alongside British and French forces that also took part in the bombing. Shortly after US President Donald Trump announced the bombardment, reports began surfacing of explosions in Damascus.

Syrian air defense units were scrambled to thwart the aerial invasion, intercepting 71 out of 103 of the missiles, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. Now, as Syria deals with the aftermath of the early morning airstrikes, we look at five major things you should know about the American-British-French attack.

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The year of truth bombs.

Dave

Lavrov: Swiss Lab Says ‘BZ Toxin’ Used In Salisbury, Not Produced In Russia, Was In US & UK Service
April 14, 2018

The substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, according to Swiss state Spiez lab, the Russian foreign minister said. The toxin was never produced in Russia, but was in service in the US, UK, and other NATO states.

Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with an incapacitating toxin known as 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate or BZ, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, citing the results of the examination conducted by a Swiss chemical lab that worked with the samples that London handed over to the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The Swiss center sent the results to the OPCW. However, the UN chemical watchdog limited itself only to confirming the formula of the substance used to poison the Skripals in its final report without mentioning anything about the other facts presented in the Swiss document, the Russian foreign minister added. He went on to say that Moscow would ask the OPCW about its decision to not include any other information provided by the Swiss in its report.

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originally published Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Utopia for a speculator is to let other people do years of work preparing something to be
profitable, and then to join in right at the moment when the fruits of this long labor are about
to be realized, and share in the spoils, and happily, because you can freely buy and sell shares
in a stock like this just when you like that is exactly what we can do with it, and an added
bonus is that, thanks to the sector bearmarket from 2011, it is now crazy cheap. The final
cherry on the cake would be if we learned that Jim Sinclair, whose company this is, had
liquidated his personal fortune to save the company from going bankrupt – but perhaps this is
asking a little too much.

 
On the long-term 16-year chart we can see that Tanzanian Royalty has been one of the biggest
victims of the sector bearmarket from 2011, having dropped from a peak at $7.80 to bottom at
just 24 cents, meaning that it lost 97% of its value. It is still only at $0.39 which means it is
very, very cheap. On this chart we can also just see that a large Double Bottom has formed
between 2015 and the present. We will now proceed to look at this in more detail on a 4-year
chart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the 4-year chart we can see that a fine large Double Bottom has formed, and that it is now

starting to rise off the 2nd completed low of the pattern. The sharp rise off the 2nd low at the
start of this year has the attributes of an impulse wave, or a move in the direction of the
primary trend, which should now be up, and if this is the case, the subsequent reaction/consolidation up to the present should be followed soon by another upleg. Volume indicators
are not very inspiring but these sometimes move with the price instead of in a predictive
manner ahead of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the 1-year chart we can see recent action in much more detail. This chart reveals that the 2nd low of the large Double Bottom took the form of a Cup, with a characteristic high volume

spike out of the right side of it, before it bedded down into a Handle consolidation pattern that
should soon be followed by another upleg. The reaction back of recent weeks has allowed time
for the earlier overbought condition to unwind, and for the 50-day moving average to catch up
with the price, and its crossing through the 200-day is a bullish development, so that the
current tight bunching of price and moving averages has created a potent technical situation
that could lead to a sharp rally, and it is suspected that the tight little pattern that has formed
over the past 2 – 3 weeks is a small bull Flag. If it is then it will rally imminently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion: Tanzanian Royalty looks very cheap here and is rated a strong buy. Whilst

it could react back to the support again in the $0.32 area, this is considered unlikely. Much
more likely is that it will break out of the small Flag and above the nearby resistance very
soon.

Finally, you should not be ashamed if you do not know where Tanzania is. After all, when
Jimmy Carter was advised that war had broken out in Chad, his reply was “Chad, where the
hell’s that?”, and that was when he was President. Really it doesn’t matter where it is as long
as the stock goes up.
Tanzanian Royalty

Clive Maund

www.clivemaund.com
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation, TRX, TNX.TSX, closed at $0.39, C$0.485
on 9th April 18.
Posted at 8.20 am EDT on 10th April 18.

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As long as we are talking about gas attacks, let’s look at past history.

In 1988, during the waning days of Iraq’s war with Iran, the United States learned through satellite imagery that Iran was about to gain a major strategic advantage by exploiting a hole in Iraqi defenses. U.S. intelligence officials conveyed the location of the Iranian troops to Iraq, fully aware that Hussein’s military would attack with chemical weapons, including sarin, a lethal nerve agent.

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According to recently declassified CIA documents and interviews with former intelligence officials like Francona, the U.S. had firm evidence of Iraqi chemical attacks beginning in 1983. At the time, Iran was publicly alleging that illegal chemical attacks were carried out on its forces, and was building a case to present to the United Nations. But it lacked the evidence implicating Iraq, much of which was contained in top secret reports and memorandum sent to the most senior intelligence officials in the U.S. government. The CIA declined to comment for this story.

Dave

Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran
August 26, 2013

The U.S. government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes near Damascus. But a generation ago, America’s military and intelligence communities knew about and did nothing to stop a series of nerve gas attacks far more devastating than anything Syria has seen, Foreign Policy has learned.

In 1988, during the waning days of Iraq’s war with Iran, the United States learned through satellite imagery that Iran was about to gain a major strategic advantage by exploiting a hole in Iraqi defenses. U.S. intelligence officials conveyed the location of the Iranian troops to Iraq, fully aware that Hussein’s military would attack with chemical weapons, including sarin, a lethal nerve agent.

The intelligence included imagery and maps about Iranian troop movements, as well as the locations of Iranian logistics facilities and details about Iranian air defenses. The Iraqis used mustard gas and sarin prior to four major offensives in early 1988 that relied on U.S. satellite imagery, maps, and other intelligence. These attacks helped to tilt the war in Iraq’s favor and bring Iran to the negotiating table, and they ensured that the Reagan administration’s long-standing policy of securing an Iraqi victory would succeed. But they were also the last in a series of chemical strikes stretching back several years that the Reagan administration knew about and didn’t disclose.

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Harsh language, but worth it!

Dave

Another Stupid F**King War Or What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
April 12, 2018

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There is a vast industry in the United States that wants a hot war with Syria and Iran as well as increased confrontation with Russia and China. It is appropriate to refer to it as an industry because it has many components and is largely driven by money, much of which itself comes from Wall Street and major corporations that profit from war-related business.

Dave

Who Wants a Hot War with Syria and Iran?
April 12, 2018

There is a vast industry in the United States that wants a hot war with Syria and Iran as well as increased confrontation with Russia and China. It is appropriate to refer to it as an industry because it has many components and is largely driven by money, much of which itself comes from Wall Street and major corporations that profit from war related business. Some prefer to refer to this monster as the Military Industrial Complex, but since that phrase was coined by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1961, it has grown enormously, developing a political dimension that includes a majority of congressmen who are addicted to receiving a tithe from the profits from the war economy to finance their own campaigns, permitting them to stay in office indefinitely and retire comfortably to a lobbying position or corporate directorship.

The defense industry also has spawned hundreds of so-called think-tanks whose sole business is promoting war. Some, like the neoconservative Institute for the Study of War, have a clear agenda, but the most powerful rely on euphemisms to conceal what they are doing. They include the American Enterprise Institute and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, both of which promote a hard-line foreign policy directed against Iran and Russia, to include intensified confrontation with both in Syria.

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Need any more proof that the War Party runs America? Elections are the illusion of choice!

Dave

With Latest Syria Threats, Trump Continues to Be More Confrontational Toward Russia Than Obama Was
April 11 2018

THE CIVIL WAR in Syria began in 2011 and escalated for five years during the Obama presidency, yet Barack Obama — despite demands from leaders of both parties and think tanks across the spectrum — never once bombed Syrian government targets. Although the CIA under Obama spent $1 billion per year to covertly train and fund Bashar al-Assad’s enemies, it was never close to enough to topple him: just enough to keep the war going.

But Obama never bombed Assad or his military assets: a decision which, to this day, is scorned across official Washington. Hillary Clinton blasted Obama’s refusal to do more to stop Assad, and in 2017, she actively encouraged Donald Trump to bomb Assad and take out his air force.

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“The Russian view is simple: the West is ruled by a gang of thugs supported by an infinitely lying and hypocritical media while the general public in the West has been hopelessly zombified.” — The Saker

The Saker has concluded, that the Russians have concluded, that it has been a mistake to put up with Washington’s lies, insults, and orchestrated events and have decided that if the dumb-shit Americans attack Syria, Russia is going to take out the US forces involved.

Dave

On The Threshold of War — Paul Craig Roberts
April 09, 2018

UPDATE

There is no longer any doubt that the criminally insane government in Washington is driving the world to the last war.

https://www.rt.com/news/423634-unsc-security-threats-syria-chemical/

https://www.rt.com/news/423627-russian-military-checks-chemical-douma/

UPDATE:

As Americans we must face the possibility that we have a criminally insane government in Washington that is leading the world to destruction.

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The world is one step away from a major war based on fake news.  The West has shown the world no proof, of any kind, that an attack took place or who might have been behind it. Congress, who has the sole authority to take the country to war, has spent zero time on an investigation to bring facts to the public. They are elected to serve but they have now spent 2 days talking to Mark.

Which of the 2 events are more likely to affect our lives?

This was the start of Q&A during Mr. Zuckerberg’s second day of testimony on Capitol Hill –

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Hearing on Data Protection Q&A: The House Energy & Commerce Committee chairman and ranking member asked Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg about whether Facebook is a media company, and what changes the company is making for data security.

Dave

“There Wasn’t A Single Corpse”: Russia Claims ‘White Helmets’ Staged Syria Chemical Attack
April 12, 2018

Russia claims that the reported chemical attack in Syria last Sunday was staged by the “white helmets,” a US-funded NGO lauded by mainstream media for their humanitarian work, while long-suspected of performing less-than humanitarian deeds behind the curtain.

Speaking with EuroNews, Russia’s ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizov, said “Russian military specialists have visited this region, walked on those streets, entered those houses, talked to local doctors and visited the only functioning hospital in Douma, including its basement where reportedly the mountains of corpses pile up. There was not a single corpse and even not a single person who came in for treatment after the attack.”

“But we’ve seen them on the video!” responds EuroNews correspondent Andrei Beketov.

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Week after week we have told listeners what to expect are they ready? We can only hope

they are.

6 Simple Reasons Why Trump Is Going To War In Syria
April 12, 2018

Authored by Alex Christoforou via TheDuran.com,

POTUS Trump knows that the chemical attack in Syria is a hoax and false flag.

The mainstream media knows that the chemical attack in Syria is a hoax and false flag.

All of Congress knows that the chemical attack in Syria is a hoax and false flag.

The entire world knows that Assad is not that stupid (he is a doctor and ophthalmologist) so as to gas women and children at the very moment he is winning the war in Syria…launching a chemical weapons strike for shits and giggle, moments after Trump announced a US pullout from Syria.

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Courtesy of CIGA Dave

Bill

Senate Hearing: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Is Questioned on Ties to CIA-Funded Company
April 11, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Appears Before a Joint Senate Committee on April 10, 2018

As Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg fingered his cheat sheet of canned answers to a barrage of questions from Senators yesterday on how Facebook had allowed a Trump-backed political operation to harvest personal data from 87 million of its users, Zuckerberg attempted to channel motherhood, apple pie, dorm room entrepreneurism and an altruistic desire to connect people around the world in one harmonious melding of human spirit.

Unfortunately, the facts just kept getting in the way. There was the questioning from Senator Richard Blumenthal pointing out that Facebook had been caught red-handed in 2011 by the Federal Trade Commission in egregious abuses of its users’ personal data. Blumenthal said current activities at Facebook showed that Facebook was in “violation of the FTC consent decree.”

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BREAKING: Russia’s State TV Instructing Russian Citizens To Start Prepping For The Armageddon!

Dave

 

One of the longest running theories about Facebook was that it would collect information from your verbal conversations via your phone’s microphone while you have your phone on or around you. You likely experienced the following before: You are having a conversation with friends about a very specific brand, specific product and so forth. Then suddenly you hop on Facebook, having not searched for that product or brand at all, now there is an ad for that very product in your news feed.

Congressman Larry Bucsh asked Zuckerberg on Wednesday whether or not Facebook does, in fact, mine data via your personal conversations using your phones microphone.

“My understanding is that a lot of these cases that you’re talking about are a coincidence,” Zuckerberg told Congress. This answer did not seem to go over so well based on the look on Bucsh’s face. Not just that, how could this truly explain the frequency and incredible accuracy of this phenomenon.

That was a yes or no question!

Dave

Zuckerberg Denies That Facebook Uses Your Phone’s Microphone To Spy On You… Hmm
April 11, 2018

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress again today to finish off a second day of questioning on Capitol Hill. His appearance was voluntary and came as a result of the recent Cambridge Analytica data breach that saw the loss of 80 million plus Facebook users’ data.

Zuckerberg was questioned on a number of issues challenging Facebook including data usage, selling user data, privacy, the societal value of Facebook, Facebook’s political stance and how they censor outlets based on their political stance.

One of the longest running theories about Facebook was that it would collect information from your verbal conversations via your phone’s microphone while you have your phone on or around you. You likely experienced the following before: You are having a conversation with friends about a very specific brand, specific product and so forth. Then suddenly you hop on Facebook, having not searched for that product or brand at all, now there is an ad for that very product in your newsfeed.

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Bill,

As you said in your interview with Greg Hunter, there is so much going on in the world we have information over load. The elite, pulling the levers know that, which is how they push their agenda while the public does not know what is going on behind the scene.

So, that’s what America’s anti-Russian sanctions are all about serving America’s billionaires.

  1. Russian competitors to America’s largest international oil companies. These specific US firms were listed, on March 27th, in an excellent article by Antonia Juhasz in Pacific Standard magazine, “INSIDE THE TAX BILL’S $25 BILLION OIL COMPANY BONANZA: A Pacific Standard analysis, shows the oil and gas industry is among the tax bill’s greatest financial beneficiaries.” There, they were listed in rank order. For example: the largest such firm, Exxon/Mobil, was given $5.9 billion in “2017 Tax Act Savings,” and the second-largest, Philipps 66, won $2.7 billion in it. The latest round of anti-Russia sanctions focuses clearly against these international US oil firms’ Russian competitors.
  2. Russian competitors of Lockheed Martin and other international US weapons-firms — Russian manufacturers that are selling to foreign governments, military aircraft, missiles, and other military equipment, on the international markets: competing military products. The competitive purpose of these sanctions is to boost not US international oil-firms, but US international weapons-firms.

Dave

Strategy of US Anti-Russia Sanctions Becomes Clearer
April 11, 2018

On Friday, April 6th, Reuters headlined “Russian businessmen, officials on new US sanctions list”, and opened: “The United States on Friday imposed major sanctions against 24 Russians, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin over Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US election and other ‘malign activity’. Below are the most prominent businessmen targeted along with their main assets and connections as well as extracts from the US Treasury statement.”

As that Reuters list makes even clearer than before, US economic sanctions against Russia are focused against mainly the following four categories of targets in Russia:

  1. Russian competitors to America’s largest international oil companies. These specific US firms were listed, on March 27th, in an excellent article by Antonia Juhasz in Pacific Standard magazine, “INSIDE THE TAX BILL’S $25 BILLION OIL COMPANY BONANZA: A Pacific Standard analysis shows the oil and gas industry is among the tax bill’s greatest financial beneficiaries.” There, they were listed in rank order. For example: the largest such firm, Exxon/Mobil, was given $5.9 billion in “2017 Tax Act Savings,” and the second-largest, Philipps 66, won $2.7 billion in it. The latest round of anti-Russia sanctions focuses clearly against these international US oil firms’ Russian competitors.

However, previous rounds of US sanctions have especially focused against:

  1. Russian competitors of Lockheed Martin and other international US weapons-firms — Russian manufacturers that are selling, to foreign governments, military aircraft, missiles, and other military equipment, on the international markets: competing military products. The competitive purpose of these sanctions is to boost not US international oil-firms, but US international weapons-firms.

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We have a one party country, the War party!

Schultz said he’s “surprised that there’s not more chatter on Capitol Hill, or more concern on Capitol Hill, especially from the opposition party who can’t stand this president… the Democrats are dreadfully silent.”

“The fact that there are no dissenting voices on Capitol Hill is just as troubling as the president tweeting out – advertising – that the missiles are on the way, we just don’t know when,” said Schultz, who has his own program on RT.

Dave

Sending US Missiles To Syria Without Proof Of Govt Chemical Attack Is ‘Fool’s Errand’ – Ed Schultz
April 12, 2018

Launching an attack on Syria without evidence that Damascus launched a chemical attack it is a “fool’s errand,” Ed Schultz told RT’s Watching the Hawks, calling it “troubling” that no one in Washington is speaking out.

Schultz said he’s “surprised that there’s not more chatter on Capitol Hill, or more concern on Capitol Hill, especially from the opposition party who can’t stand this president… the Democrats are dreadfully silent.”

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Jim/Bill,

Regarding your post today:

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“The Russian view is simple: the West is ruled by a gang of thugs supported by an infinitely lying and hypocritical media while the general public in the West has been hopelessly zombified.” — The Saker’

Is it any wonder?

-First we let the BLS get away with false and manipulated data. No charges filed.

-Then we allow the institutions to bypass commodity regulations and laws in massively shorting silver and gold.  And ONLY silver and gold!

-Then we allow the Fed the pump trillions into the banking system to bail them out from their own criminal behavior in MBS.  No charges filed on either side.

-We get involved in wars with no one questioning why and on what basis.  No charges filed.

-Then we allow the Democratic Party to get away with misinformation and witch hunts, for which any normal citizen would be charged with liable.  No charges filed.

-Illegal immigration allowed to fester with…you got it!….no charges filed against perpetrators or legislators.

-Now we have California thumbing their noses at Federal law and bringing us to the brink of civil war.  No charges filed.

It’s like dealing with children…….give them an inch and they’ll take a yard.

This nonsense should have been nipped in the bud years ago.  It all comes down to Moral Hazard; no repercussions, no caution.

Sadly, there are no longer any repercussions in America.

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

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JB chimes in with the $64,000 question!

Bill

Plenty of shorts have to get out in order to send that red line back to low. What will that do to silvers price??

JB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An explanation of “EFP” contracts from our own GG.

Bill

EFP Contract PDF

 

JB,

You think that they will have any better luck than getting documents from the FBI or justice than an oversight committee? How can we ever criticize any other country for having a corrupt judicial system when the USA’s stinks to high heaven?

Jim

Judicial Watch Sues Justice and State Departments for Uranium One Records
April 10, 2018

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of State for all records of communications relating to Uranium One (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00722)). The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on March 29.

Judicial Watch sued the agencies after they failed to respond to two December 22, 2017, FOIA requests. Judicial Watch asked the Justice Department for:

All records regarding, the company Uranium One (otherwise known as Uranium One, Inc. or SXR Uranium One, Inc.), including records of communication sent to and from officials in the offices of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, and the National Security Division from January 20, 2009 through December 31, 2013.

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Courtesy of JB.

Jim

Trump Blames Democrats’ “Fake Investigation” For “Bad Blood” With Russia, Blasts Mueller
April 11, 2018

After back-pedaling from his earlier aggressive threat tweet…

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Yes, all certainly is well!

Bill

Danger! Chapter 11 Bankruptcies Jump 63% From 1 Year Ago To April 2011 Levels
April 9, 2018

Chapter 11 bankruptcies in the US spiked 63% year-over-year in March to 770 filings, the highest number of filings for any month since April 2011(when there had been 789 filings as companies were still trying to emerge from the Great Recession), based on data from the American Bankruptcy Institute.

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Jim/Bill,

Which is it?

Cover your arse reporting or manipulate the market opening?

Can’t even get a straight answer these days.

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

China’s Xi Renews Pledges To Open Economy, Cut Tariffs This Year As U.S. Trade Row Deepens
April 10, 2018

By Kevin Yao and Elias Glenn

BOAO/BEIJING, China (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Tuesday to open the country’s economy further and lower import tariffs on products including cars, in a speech seen as an attempt to defuse an escalating trade dispute with the United States.

While most of the pledges were reiterations of previously announced reforms, which foreign businesses complain are long overdue, Xi’s comments sent stock markets and the dollar higher on hopes of a compromise that could avert a trade war.[MKTS/GLOB]

Xi said that China will sharply widen market access for foreign investors, a chief complaint of the country’s trading partners and a point of contention for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, which has threatened billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods.

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US-China Trade Talks Break Down After US Rejects “Frustrated” Beijing’s Offer To Cut Deficit
April 10, 2018

While much of the overnight session was market by the previously discussed buying euphoria that sent futures over 1% higher after Monday’s disappointing close following a “conciliatory” speech by China’s president Xi who – once again – promised to open China’s economy and lower import tariffs, there was a moment of sheer angst when just before 4am ET, Bloomberg almost broke the narrative of Xi trade war “reconciliation” when it reported that trade talks between the US and China broke down last week after the Trump administration demanded that China curtail support for high-technology industries, which in turn spiked the JPY, if only briefly.

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Great point JB, so much for attorney client privilege”. Pretty soon our largest export will be bananas…!

Bill

This is going to be so much fun to watch…it’s like watching a keystone cops comedy here. The democrats just opened up a big ass can of worms here; Now Hillary’s, Bill’s, The Bush Gang, Wassermann Shultz, Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, James Comey, Robert Mueller, will have to accept the same when their attorneys get raided! Anyone still think these people are smart??….Where’s my kettle corn?

JB

 

Norma sends us just another “coincidence”!

Bill

Bill/Jim, please note the dates?

CIGA Norma

*** this article is dated November 8, 2014

***  donald cook enters black sea on April 10, 2014 & gets neutralized

 

***  this article dated today, April 10, 2018

***  donald cook to Syria?

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Courtesy of JB.

Jim

“I F**k The [Precious Metals] Market Around A Lot” – Spoofer Admits “I Was A Tyrant”

April 6, 2018

Following news coverage of the charging of five precious metals traders and three banks in January, Commodities Futures Trading Commission and Department of Justice documents reveal a global criminal cabal of 16 traders operating in at least four major financial institutions between 2008 and 2015 to defraud COMEX gold and silver futures markets.

Of the many examples published, one reveals a UBS AG precious metals trader known as “The Legend,” spoofed sell orders to push down the price of gold futures on September 6, 2011, the day the gold market attained, and commenced a lengthy retreat, from its historic peak of US $1,923.70.

Jury trials are sought for Cedric Chanu and James Vorley of Deutsche Bank, Edward Bases and John Pacilio of Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, and Andre Flotron of UBS AG. The traders are indicted with multiple offences including spoofing, manipulation and attempted manipulation of the precious metals futures market. FBI investigations found many of the traders had placed “thousands” of fake orders over “hundreds” of occasions during the relevant period. Some even more.

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Between cold, proxy and trade wars, as time moves on in the Trump era, it seems like the world has gone haywire. While history tends not to repeat itself – but rather rhymes – the fatalistic opinion of a veteran Russian expert and observer such as Buzhinsky has to be taken seriously. We can only hope that his forecast for a “last war” is wrong.

Dave

“Events Today Could Lead To The Last War In The History Of Mankind”, Veteran Putin General Warns
April 7, 2018

The fallout from the Salisbury nerve agent attack reminds us of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which was the most immediate catalyst – of many parallel narrative and sequences of events – that ultimately resulted in World War I. We are not alone in this reasoning, as one high-level retired Russian general warns the Salisbury poisoning could lead to the “last war in the history of mankind.”

Ret. Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinsky — who served in the Russian Armed Forces for more than forty years — said relations between Russia and Washington could become “worse” than the climax of the Cold War and “end up in a very, very bad outcome” following the nerve gas attack in the United Kingdom.

More than 150 Russian diplomats have been expelled from 25 countries — including 23 from the United Kingdom since western nations accused Russia of being the sole actor responsible for using deadly chemical weapons on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in their Salisbury home.

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An episode of Abby Martin’s Empire Files, featuring journalist Max Blumenthal and spotlighting rising militarism in Israel, has been blocked by YouTube in 28 countries, including Israel and the UK, for violating “local laws”.

“The trend of censoring material that presents Israel in a less than favorable light has only intensified as establishment attacks on critical voices expands. This latest episode confirms my view that the pro-Israel lobby and its willing accomplices in Silicon Valley present one of the greatest threats to free speech in the West,” Blumenthal told RT.

Dave

Power of Israeli Control On Display As Video Critical of Israel Blocked by YouTube in 28 Countries
April 6, 2018

(RT) An episode of Abby Martin’s Empire Files, featuring journalist Max Blumenthal and spotlighting rising militarism in Israel, has been blocked by YouTube in 28 countries, including Israel and the UK, for violating “local laws.”

“Just notified by YouTube that Abby Martin’s interview with Max Blumenthal has been blocked from being viewed in 28 countries (including Israel) to ‘comply with local laws.’ Actions disabled & warnings for viewers elsewhere,” the program’s official Twitter account related on Thursday.

Entitled “Jewish-American on Israel’s Fascism: ‘No Hope For Change From Within’,” the episode featured a discussion between Martin and journalist Max Blumenthal about the increasingly militaristic, racist attitude of Israel towards Palestinians.

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