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Jim/Bill,

I brought this subject up on Saturdays talk…I think this is a good read.

Dave

Nordstream Sanctions A Sad Coda To U.S. Foreign Policy
December 21, 2019

The U.S. crossed the Rubicon this week. And I’m not talking about the ridiculous impeachment of President Trump for doing his job.

I’m talking about passing the NDAA with provisions to sanction ‘from hell’ anyone associated with completion of the Nordstream 2 pipeline. The U.S. is now openly dismissive as a matter of law any ally or partner who engages in economic activity it disapproves of.

We do this all the time with countries we consider rivals or who have committed ‘human rights abuses’ or contravened international laws or societal norms.

But this is about a simple commercial transaction. Yes, it has geopolitical implications, but those are secondary. No one will be harmed by Nordstream 2, The real harm is to the U.S.’s ability to bring political pressure on European countries to adopt its anti-Russian policies.

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Jim/Bill,

On Saturday, I brought this subject up. The “Military Industrial Complex” is as strong as ever…and James Corbett does an excellent job explaining it!

Dave

Episode 370 – The Afghanistan Papers Are Establishment Whitewash BS
December 20, 2019

The Afghanistan Papers! The Afghanistan Papers! Everyone is talking about the Afghanistan Papers! These “incredible” documents must be full of “explosive revelations” about the US-led NATO invasion and 18-year presence in Afghanistan, right? That’s what everyone is saying, after all. But what if I were to tell you that this “bombshell” report from The Washington Post isn’t just a Nothingburger, but is actually an establishment whitewash? You better brace yourself, because that’s exactly what I’m going to tell you on this week’s edition of The Corbett Report podcast.

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Jim/Bill,

While the public is distracted by the side show, the real news gets over looked.

Dave

Trump Impeachment… Slapstick Diversion From Reality
December 20, 2019

Fittingly for the jolly season, the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach Trump was more pantomime than serious politics.

“Oh yes, he is!.. Oh no, he isn’t!..” and so it went on for nearly 10 hours of to-and-fro between Democrats and Republicans. Eventually, the finale came when black-clad Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hammered the gavel, announcing President had been impeached – only the third-ever in two-and-half centuries of 45 presidents.

It was a foregone conclusion given the Democrat majority in the House. The next step in the impeachment process goes to the Republican controlled Senate next month where Trump will almost certainly be acquitted.

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Jim/Bill,

The media has the public distracted with impeachment so they do not pay attention to what is going on in the real world.

Dave

War is Good for Business and Organized Crime: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US
December 20, 2019

“The Big Reveal for the Washington Post was the release of the Afghanistan Papers. A series of interviews and documents “compiled in secret” and then the subject of a “legal challenge” from the US government. The WaPo baldly calls it: “A secret history of the war”. But there’s nothing here that’s really secret, and very little actual history. What do they tell us? Absolutely nothing, except what we’re supposed to believe.” ( Kit Knightly, December 20, 2019)

What is the unspoken “secret truth” which has not been featured in the Afghanistan Papers?

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Afghanistan’s opium economy is a multibillion dollar operation which has a direct impact on the surge of heroin addiction in the US.

Despite president Trump’s announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal interests.

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Jim/Bill,

As we said on Saturday, if this is the best economy ever, why have 15,000 stores closed in the past two years?

Dave

More Than 9,300 Stores Closed Across US in 2019: Report
December 19, 2019

A report found that more than 9,300 stores have closed or are closing across the United States in 2019, including locations operated by Payless, Gymboree, Fred’s, Walgreens, Family Dollar, and many more.

According to a report (pdf) by Coresight Research, which released its year-end report on the closing stores, 5,844 stores closed in 2018. In 2019, 9,302 stores were reported to have been shut down or were going to be shut down, which is a 59 percent increase over 2018.

Payless ShoeSource shut down 2,100 stores, Fred’s shut down 564, Ascena Retail shut down 781, Gymboree shut down 740, Sears closed down 210, and Charlotte Russe shut down 512. Twelve businesses had at least 200 locations shut down in 2019, the research organization said.

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Jim/Bill,

I would recommend all readers watch the short video in this article.

Dave

AT&T Unleashes 5G In 10 More U.S. Cities Despite Warnings, Lawsuits, And Opposition
December 22, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public by regulating the telecom industry. Unfortunately, they don’t and haven’t been since long before the Trump administration (see 1, 2).

They’ve become much more dangerous because of the “Race for 5G” which they’re even allowing to be funded with taxpayer dollars (see 1, 2).

Despite lawsuits, opposition, and warnings, they keep forcing its installation. Doctors and scientists insist that 5G is NOT safe and have been requesting a moratorium on installation since 2017.

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JB,

Wasn’t the FBI supposed to follow these “new” rules in the first place?

Bill

FISA Court Slams FBI Over Surveillance Applications, In Rare Public Order
December 17, 2019

In a rare public order Tuesday, the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [FISC] strongly criticized the FBI over its surveillance-application process, giving the bureau until Jan. 10 to come up with solutions, in the wake of findings from Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz.

The order, from the court’s presiding judge Rosemary M. Collyer, came just a week after the release of Horowitz’s withering report about the wiretapping of Carter Page, a former campaign adviser to President Trump.

“The FBI’s handling of the Carter Page applications, as portrayed in the [Office of Inspector General] report, was antithetical to the heightened duty of candor described above,” Collyer wrote in her four-page order. “The frequency with which representations made by FBI personnel turned out to be unsupported or contradicted by information in their possession, and with which they withheld information detrimental to their case, calls into question whether information contained in other FBI applications is reliable.”

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Jim/Bill,

How stupid are today’s college students?

“You have to pay for it? You still have to pay for it? I don’t support that…” one said…

Just where in Hell do they think the money supposed to come from?

Out of thin air?

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

…and just how stupid are we for paying $250.000 to indoctrinate our children into snowflakism?

Bill

Watch: Students Love ‘Medicare-For-All’…Until They Discover What’s In It
December 11, 2019

Authored by Cabot Phillips via CampusReform.org,

With the 2020 presidential election in full swing, leading Democrat candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have embraced Medicare For All as the solution to America’s healthcare problems.

Support for the universal healthcare plan has grown despite the overwhelming cost to taxpayers that comes along with it.

Among those most supportive of the plan are college students, who are more likely than older generations to support socialist ideas and candidates. Wanting to see whether they would support Medicare for All and if that support would change once they heard what was actually in it, Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips headed to George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Asking first whether they viewed the plan favorably or unfavorably, the results were near-universal.

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Jim/Bill,

We talked about this on Saturday.

Dave

The Next Pearl Harbour? China’s Gold-Backed Crypto Currency Will Blindside US Dollar
December 9, 2019

“A date which will live in infamy.”

Indeed, this weekend marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, which opened the door for the United States to enter World War II. Turn on your TV and you will see military mavens rambling on, pontificating about ‘the defense of the realm’, all the while completely aloof and unaware of the American empire’s real Achilles heel.

Recent, financial pundit and TV host Max Keiser outlined such a scenario, and warned that the US will be blind-sided the day that China introduces its gold-backed crypto currency – an absolute game changer which would create a “catastrophic trapdoor opening underneath the US economy,” said Keiser.

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Jim/Bill,

Pentagon leaders lied to the public for 18 years. Who would have thought they would do such a thing?

Dave

“Undeniable Evidence”: Explosive Classified Docs Reveal Afghan War Mass Deception
December 9, 2019

In what’s already being hailed as a defining and explosive “Pentagon papers” moment, a cache of previously classified documents obtained by The Washington Post show top Pentagon leaders continuously lied to the public about the “progress” of the now eighteen-year long Afghan war.

The some 2,000 pages of notes from interviews of senior officials who have shaped US strategy in Afghanistan confirm that “senior US officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false… hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable,” according to the bombshell Post report.

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Jim/Bill,

Why is the question. Do they know something the public does not?

Dave

Central Bank Gold Demand Has Surpassed 2018’s 50-Year Record
December 4, 2019

(Kitco News) – Central bank gold demand officially hit a new multi-decade record and although purchases have slowed recently, one market analysts expects that demand to continue.

In a report published Monday, independent commodity analyst Matthew Turner, noted that central bank gold purchases totaled 550 tons as of October, up 17 tons from total purchases in 2018, which saw the biggest gold buying spree in 50 years.

Turner noted that the gold market benefited from a frenzy of central bank activity at the start of the year as 390 tons were purchased in the first half of 2019. In the second half, the pace has fallen to 160 tons so far.

Slowing purchases out of Russia and China have impacted the global numbers, Turner noted. The Russian central bank has been reducing its gold purchases in an attempt to encourage domestic producers to export their gold, he added.

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Jim/Bill,

This is a very eye opening read!

Dave

The Short Road: Democracy to Fascism
December 8, 2019

Fascism is a political ideology fundamentally authoritarian in character, with a strong nationalism and an essentially belligerent militaristic outlook. Fascism carries primarily a corporate perspective as opposed to a socialist view, directed to satisfying the needs, values and objectives of finance and corporations, organising both the economy and the political system according to this agenda.

A fascist government actively suppresses any objection to its ideology and typically will crush any movement which opposes it. In keeping with their belligerent nature, fascist governments generally view violence and war as stimulants to national spirit and vitality.

Being politically Right-Wing, they maintain their position through firm control or compliance of the media, and most often engage in a vast array of lies and deception. These governments tend to be bigoted, if not racist, invariably require “enemies” to achieve public solidarity, and are often supremacist or at least ‘exceptional’ in their self-assessment. They either believe, or pretend to believe, that they have a license on truth. Large military budgets, the creation and demonisation of fictitious enemies to propagate fear and maintain population control, are all typical characteristics of a fascist regime, as is massive public surveillance.

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Jim/Bill,

This is a very well done piece that our readers should see.

Only an educated citizen can make educated decisions.

Dave

Episode 368 – The Douma Hoax: Anatomy of a False Flag
December 7, 2019

As whistleblowers and documents continue to destroy the narrative surrounding the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria last year, it is becoming increasingly apparent that this false flag event has been exposed. This week on The Corbett Report podcast, James goes through the remarkable timeline of the Douma hoax and breaks the spell that the propagandists have sought to cast on the public.

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Jim/Bill,

On Saturday, we talked about Hong Kong.

Dave

Measures Will Counter U.S. Interference
November 29, 2019

Washington to bear consequences of signing HK bill into law, vice-FM says

China said on Thursday that it will take powerful measures to counter U.S. actions that interfere in the country’s internal affairs and harm its interests after United States President Donald Trump signed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 into law.

“We strongly urge the U.S. side not to implement the act to avoid affecting China-U.S. relations and bilateral cooperation in key areas,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular news conference in Beijing.

When asked about details of the countermeasures, Geng said they will be made known to the public, but did not say when.

On the same day, Vice-Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad. Le called the move stark bullying. The Chinese government and people express strong indignation and firm opposition to it, Le told Branstad, and the U.S. side must bear all the consequences resulting from China’s resolute countermeasures.

Geng said the intention of the U.S. is very vicious, bolstering violent criminals who smashed facilities, attacked innocent residents and trampled on the rule of law and social order.

Its fundamental purpose is to destroy Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, undermine the great practice of “one country, two systems” and barricade the historical process of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, he said.

On Thursday, the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region also expressed strong opposition to and extreme regret over Trump’s signing of the bill, saying the U.S. move has absolutely nothing to do with Hong Kong human rights and democracy.

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I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Well the Deep State is in hyperdrive to disillusion the public on the IG Report, Barr and Durham. I just released this 2 part video on the facts and the deep state’s evidence fabrication. You will never hear any of this in the bought off lame stream fake media.

Warm Regards,

Dave

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Bill/Jim,

Apart form the global impact of reduced pork production as a result, this is a very real threat to China’s hegemony globally.

While China can use so called loans to extend its’ reach or even cause Russian contractors to act as a distraction or hidden extension of hegemony; it cannot escape the reality of the impact on feeding its’ people nor the contracting economies that are lowering the ability of all manner of organizations in China to service debt. Nor will bailouts of such government organizations by government banking entities which in of themselves are in distress add liquidity.

Add to this the attack of the ARMY WORM which has run its’ course throughout Asia will come home to roost shortly.

The question the world needs to ask is how will it fare in a world of declining meat protein (pork) next year when hunger becomes a reality in China. Places like North Korea will face starvation on a mass scale.

The next several years will be tough globally as nations like China are forced to face food and financial realities with secondary impact on those nations relying on their favor. This is also true in the west where a scarcity of liquidity exists amongst a deteriorating profit amongst many companies coping with declining sales volumes as consumers are forced to curtail spending.

With China in financial and food distress the march of recent hegemony expansion will all be changing with very real fallout for many parties.

Cheers,

Robert

China’s African Swine Fever Now Global Threat
November 30, 2019

The worst outbreak of fatal African Swine Fever disease ever has devastated the world’s largest pig population, that of China, over the past months. Now it is spreading to neighboring states and even threatens the United States pig herds. The political and human impact could be far worse than imagined as a de facto pandemic disease situation spreads. Globalization of agribusiness is not helping matters.

On August 3, 2018 a case of African Swine Fever (ASF) was confirmed in China’s Liaoning Province. Since then despite various measures to contain the deadly disease it has spread across China where as of November, 2019 in little more than a year, nearly half of China’s huge pig population has either died or been eliminated in a desperate effort to contain the disease. ASF is not deadly to humans but is 100% fatal to any pig that is infected. There is no known treatment to cure it. It can be spread by direct contact with an infected pig, body fluids, contact with equipment or clothing and via certain tick species.

The China Agriculture Ministry issued a report in August that the size of China’s live pig herd had declined by a very precise 38.7% from August 2018. Industry sources suspect underreporting and put the actual number at more like 50%. In any event it is huge, and has impacted the politically sensitive measure of China food price inflation over the past year. Pork is a mainstay of the Chinese diet for meat protein and considered a national security issue. Most pigs in China are raised by small-scale farmers who face ruin now. According to reports inside China this has led many desperate small farmers to try to hide the presence of ASF in their herds, to slaughter and sell, to avoid financial ruin.

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Jim/Bill,

Every Saturday, I try to drive this point home; the whole system is rigged…everything is rigged!

Dave

Hitchens: “If Bodies Like OPCW Cannot Be Trusted…World War 3 Could Be Started By A Falsehood”
December 1, 2019

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But I’ve never seen one like this. It scared me. If it was true, then something hugely dishonest and dangerous was going on, in a place where absolute integrity was vital.

If bodies such as the OPCW cannot be trusted, then World War Three could one day be started by a falsehood.

Last week I reported on the first episode in this story. Within days the OPCW had confirmed that the email I leaked was authentic.

Nobody followed me home or threatened me. A few silly people on social media told blatant lies about me, insinuating that I was somehow a Russian patsy or a defender of the disgusting Syrian regime that I have been attacking in print for nearly 20 years. That was what I had expected.

But there is much more to come. And, as it grows harder for everyone to ignore this enormous, dangerous story, I suspect I shall be looking over my shoulder rather more than usual.

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