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Jim,

You brought this up on Saturday.

Dave

Woman Arrested For Assaulting Man Wearing MAGA Hat On Cape Cod
February 22, 2019

FALMOUTH, Mass. – A woman on Cape Cod is facing charges for assaulting a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

Rosiane Santos, 41, of Falmouth was charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery.

Santos told police she was upset the man was wearing the hat in a Mexican restaurant.

The man wearing the hat, 23-year-old Bryton Turner of Mashpee, was so annoyed with the woman’s antics that he pulled out his phone and started recording her.

The incident occurred last Friday at the “Casa Vallarta” Mexican restaurant in Falmouth.

Turner says he was minding his own business, when Santos started yelling at him because of his hat, which bears the theme that President Donald Trump campaigned on.

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Jim,

Standing on a mountain of gold and not mining/selling too soon is looking brilliant.

Dave

The Return To A Gold Exchange Standard
February 21, 2019

This article makes the obvious point that a return to a gold standard is the only way nations can contain the interest cost of servicing debt, given the alternative is inflationist policies that can only lead to far higher interest rates and currency destruction. The topic is timely, given the self-harm of American economic and geopolitical policies, which are already leading America into a cyclical slump. Meanwhile, American fears of Asian domination of global economic, monetary and political outcomes have come true. The upcoming credit crisis is likely to kill off the welfare state model in the West by destroying their unbacked paper currencies, while China, Russia and their Asian allies have the means to prosper.

The fragility of state finances

In my last Goldmoney article I explained why the monetary policies of inflationist economists and policy makers would end up destroying fiat currencies. The destruction will come from ordinary people, who are forced by law to use the state’s money for settling their day-to-day transactions. Ordinary people, each one a trinity of production, consumption and saving, will eventually wake up to the fraud of monetary inflation and discard their government’s medium of exchange as intrinsically worthless.

They always have, eventually. This has been proved by experience and should be uncontroversial. For the issuer of a currency, the risk of this happening heightens when credit markets become destabilised and confidence in the full faith and credit, which is the only backing a fiat currency has, begins to be questioned either by its users or foreigners or both. And when it does, a currency starts to rapidly lose purchasing power and the whole interest rate structure moves higher.

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Jim,

This is what happens to a society when there is no hope left for a better life. Remember the stories about Russian citizens drinking vodka as the USSR went bankrupt?

Dave

American Opioids Deaths Have Quadrupled In 18 Years
February 23, 2019

The opioid crisis is the most significant public health issue affecting the US at the moment. Opioid-related deaths across the country have risen more than 4-fold in 18 years, from 2.9 per 100,000 people in 1999 to 13.2 per 100,000 people in 2016, according to a new report.

More than 351,000 Americans have died of opioids between 1999 and 2016, according to the report published Friday by Mathew Kiang, ScD, Center for Population Health Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, and other researchers from the University of Toronto.

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Jim,

Debt is growing and growing…until it pops!

Dave

Global Sovereign Debt To Peak At $50,000,000,000,000 This Year
February 24, 2019

Ratings agency S&P Global said governments are continuing to run up huge debt levels and will borrow an equivalent of $7.78 trillion this year, which would be up 3.2 percent on 2018.

That will come as another jump in borrowing to take the global mountain of sovereign debt to $50 trillion in 2019.

“Some 70 percent, or $5.5 trillion, of sovereigns’ gross borrowing will be to refinance maturing long-term debt, resulting in an estimated net borrowing requirement of about $2.3 trillion, or 2.6 percent of the GDP of rated sovereigns,” S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Karen Vartapetov was quoted as saying by Reuters.

The rise in the total debt stock to $50 trillion would be a six percent rise on last year having been partly exacerbated by exchange rate swings.

Another international ratings agency, Fitch, said last month that debt in developed countries has remained fairly steady, around $50 trillion, since 2012.

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Bill,

It will be interesting to see if this goes any where.

Dave

Federal Judge Just Ruled that Prosecutors Under Trump’s Sec Labor, Broke Law in Jeffrey Epstein Case
February 23, 2019

Miami, FL — On Thursday, a federal judge made a bombshell ruling which stated that the prosecutors who worked under former Miami U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta—now Trump’s Labor Secretary—broke the law when handling the case of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

According to the ruling, the prosecutors acted illegally when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused by the New York hedge fund manager.

“The government aligned themselves with Epstein, working against his victims, for 11 years,’’ Brad Edwards, who represents Courtney Wild — Jane Doe No. 1 in the case — said. “Yes, this is a huge victory, but to make his victims suffer for 11 years, this should not have happened. Instead of admitting what they did, and doing the right thing, they spent 11 years fighting these girls.’’

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Jim,

Did western media report on this? No…it does not fit the narrative.

Dave

Sticky Open Thread On Venezuela
February 22, 2019

The expectation is that tomorrow’s action in Venezuela will either spark a civil war, or a type of maidan, or a complete war to attempt to take-over and topple the Venezuelan elected government to institute Guaidó, or, in the best case, will fizzle into nothing and life will go on.

This morning Maria Zakarova in her briefing warned that provocation is planned for tomorrow, the 23rd. There are 2 actions planned, a Pro-Maduro or Pro-Free-Venezuela march on the Venezuelan side of the border. On the Colombian side of the border, an erstwhile type of live-aid (refer the Roger Waters video) organized by the unelected opposition and those that recognize Guaidó as president. The objective of the opposition is to force the USAid into Venezuela. These opposing groups will be only 300 meters apart.

Previously Maria Zakarova (on the 15th February) warned: “We have evidence that U.S. companies and their NATO allies are working on the issue of acquiring a large batch of weapons and ammunition in an Eastern European country for their subsequent transfer to Venezuelan opposition forces,” the Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said. “The batch will reportedly include heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, portable missile launchers and ammunition for light weapons and artillery systems. So this is what they mean when they talk about delivering humanitarian aid.”

Russia has already delivered tons of medical supplies which Venezuela will pay for and other welcome aid is expected.

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Jim,

Western news is all fake. Watch and decide.

Dave

Investigating Venezuela’s Hunger Crisis: Max Blumenthal Tours a Supermarket in Caracas
February 22, 2019

Watch

The corporate media claims Venezuela has no basic food or supplies, so The Grayzone investigated — at a giant supermarket in Caracas.

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Courtesy of JB.

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Jim,

This is the front page of the NYT. The story is fake. As I have posted in the past, the bridge has never been open. It was not blocked because of the aid. The mouth piece of the Deep State knows it is false, but that doesn’t stop them because most people never fact check.

The real story is from Southfront below.

Dave

Trump Delivers Blunt Warning to Venezuela Military Over Aid Impasse
February 18, 2019

MIAMI — President Trump on Monday delivered his sharpest warning yet to Venezuela’s military authorities in an increasingly tense showdown over that country’s crisis, proclaiming they would “lose everything” by remaining loyal to President Nicolás Maduro and refusing to allow in emergency aid stockpiled on the border.

Mr. Trump gave the warning in a speech denouncing Venezuela’s brand of socialism to an enthusiastic crowd in Miami that included many Americans of Venezuelan descent who have fled Venezuela or have relatives in the country, once Latin America’s wealthiest but now facing the greatest economic collapse in generations.

He spoke five days before a deadline that his administration and the Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, have declared for getting humanitarian aid into the country — a move aimed at weakening Mr. Maduro, who is no longer recognized by the United States and roughly 50 other nations as the country’s president. Mr. Trump was the first to recognize Mr. Guaidó last month as Mr. Maduro’s replacement until new elections can be held.

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Bridge “Blocked” At Colombia-Venezuela Border Crossing To Stop US Humanitarian Aid Has Been Never Opened
February 12, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allegedly blocked Colombia-Venezuela border crossing bridge appeared to be a permanently closed point. Contrary to MSM reports that it was blocked specifically to stop US humanitarian aid.

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Jim,

Divide and conquer works ever time throughout history.

Dave

Disunited America
February 16, 2019

Disunited America

Paul Craig Roberts

Prior to the Democrats becoming the anti-American political party of Identity Politics, whites, blacks, and Puerto Ricans could laugh at themselves and at one another. Dean Martin turned a roast, in which good humored fun is poked at a prominent person, into mass entertainment. That blacks were equal opportunity targets was testimony to the success of black entertainers and athletes. In the humorless world of today, these roasts would be considered “hurtful,” “offensive,” and “hate crimes.”

Americans had to be trained to this new mentality. It was done in order to break us apart as a people, and it has succeeded. Recently, in response to overwrought reactions to youthful blackface experiences of current Virginia Democratic politicians, I posted a Dean Martin roast of Sammy Davis Jr. and asked if Davis was a self-hating black for permitting himself to be ridiculed on stage before a large audience. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/02/07/was-sammy-davis-jr-a-self-hating-black/

The younger generation has been programmed to see Sammy Davis’ roast as a ‘step-and-fetch-it” black being ridiculed for white entertainment. That many of those roasting Sammy Davis were themselves black and Sammy Davis was a very successful multi-millionaire entertainer does not affect the modern perception of the event. I wonder if they see Ronald Reagan as a self-hating white: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1z48hljYY

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Wolfgang,

Just like bankruptcy, “sanity” will return slowly…then all of a sudden!

Best,

Bill

Jim/Bill,

Modern Monetary Theory (or as it should be known, Magic Money Tree).

“There is just one problem with this “theory”:

Alas, there is no free lunch. For one, the economy might not have enough resources — in the form of workers and industrial capacity — to meet the combined demand from the government and the private sector. The result would be inflation, as too much money chased too few goods and services.”

First Bill Gates saw the light:

‘… the establishment is starting to get worried. To wit, last week it was one of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates, who slammed MMT as “Crazy talk” saying that the theory’s core principle of “not worrying about the deficit” and that “we’ll just print the money and do it” is “Well crazy.

Now Dudley sees the light.

‘And not just inflation, but hyperinflation. However, to the socialists who pitch MMT, the fact that inflation hasn’t broken out yet – largely due to the relentless monetization of debt by central banks which has kept inflation in check so far, taking the experiment to its surreal extreme should not result in any dire outcome. And yet, that’s nothing but lunacy for two reasons. First, assume the current model remains in place indefinitely – the outcome would be as follows:

America as a whole consumes considerably more than it produces — and depends heavily on foreign investors to lend it the money needed to keep doing so. But they don’t have to make dollar-denominated loans or buy U.S. Treasury securities. If U.S. debts were to keep growing, at some point the Fed would face a dilemma. It could increase interest rates to maintain foreign (and domestic) demand for dollar assets, at the cost of damping U.S. economic growth. Or it could keep interest rates low and allow the dollar to weaken, which would push up inflation as imported goods and services became more expensive. Neither outcome would be pleasant.”

Lord help us all,

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

Bill Dudley Slams MMT: “It Failed In Germany, Venezuela And Zimbabwe”
February 19, 2019

While there has been much disagreement among the financial elite about the ultimate consequences of central bank activism and market manipulation, with some – usually those who do not manage money for a living and are not paid by investors – predicting fire and brimstone, while a separate, far more optimistic group expects the world’s greatest experiment in monetary policy to somehow have a happy ending, when it comes to socialism disguised as monetary policy, besides a certain, politically-influenced fringe, the condemnation against “helicopter money” wrapped in a convenient political wrapper has mostly been uniform.

We are talking, of course, about MMT, which stands for Modern Money Theory, but would make far more sense if it stood stand for Magic Money Tree, as the theory effectively espouses unlimited money printing and skipping central banks as intermediaries in money creation which, however, the theory claims does not result in hyperinflation because, somehow, taxation manages to limit the amount of money in circulation and the result is monetary utopia.

It is therefore hardly a surprise that MMT has emerged as the pet financial theory for such socialist politicians as Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Jones (the biggest proponent of MMT is finance professor Stephanie Kelton who previously worked on Sanders’ presidential campaign and was a “chief economist for the Dems on the Senate Budget Committee”), who get to promise their potential voters pretty much everything while also vowing not to worry about the insane costs that delivering “everything” would entail (AOC’s Green New Deal is said to cost over $6 trillion and according to some, the bill would be north of $20 trillion).

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Jim,

The following YouTube video is Tom Wheeler talking 5G. I urge all readers to watch for a better understanding of what is taking place.

Dave

The Real 5G ‘Race’ Is To Serve All Americans
September 25, 2018

Note:Tom Wheeler served as the 31st chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 2013 to 2017.

September 28 will see a White House rally to promote U.S. leadership in fifth generation (5G) wireless technology. I was part of a similar event at the Clinton White House in 1993 that promoted the importance of making more spectrum available through auctions that were then being considered by Congress. This time around, it looks like the messaging will be around the “5G race” between the United States and China.

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What are some of the health effects? Watch…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljLynbr5iPc

 

Jim,

For those of us who have hoped for the return of the rule of law, this is not a good sign.

Dave

Weiner Goes Free: Stiff Sentence Turns Soft As Ex-Congressman Gets Early Release
February 17, 2019

After he helped change the course of US history by prompting the FBI to reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server during the final days of the 2016 campaign, former New York Congressman and ex-husband of Hillary aide Huma Abedin has been released from federal prison a few months ahead of schedule thanks to his ‘good behavior’ on the inside, according to a TMZ report.

To be sure, Weiner must spend a few more months under federal supervision before he’s completely in the clear. Under the terms of his release, Weiner must now spend a few additional months in federal custody, either in a half way house or other supervised pre-release program, before he can lawfully reenter society. Weiner served his time at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass., where he received treatment for his “condition” of being a sex offender.

Weiner resigned from Congress after his first sex offender scandal in 2011, then his comeback campaign for New York City mayor floundered in 2013 when he was…um…exposed for sexting porn star Sydney Leathers using the now infamous alias “Carlos Danger”.

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Jim,

This was the beginning of the end.

Dave

4,823 U.S. Banks Have Disappeared Since 1999
February 18, 2019

At the end of 1999, the year that President Bill Clinton and his Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin brokered the deal to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 and allow the casino investment banks on Wall Street to gobble up deposit-taking banks, there were 10,220 federally insured banks and savings institutions in the United States. Today, that number stands at 5,397, a decline of 47 percent according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). What exactly happened to those disappeared banks?

We examined FDIC data to see if the sharp falloff in bank numbers was from failures or mergers. We found that the vast majority of the decline resulted from banks being absorbed in mergers. By the end of 2005, six years after the repeal of Glass-Steagall, the U.S. still had 8,832 federally insured banking institutions. But in just that year alone, 315 banks were lost to mergers. By 2010, the number of U.S. banking institutions had dropped to 7,657 with 197 institutions absorbed that year through mergers. In years 2015, 2016 and 2017, there were a total of 786 federally insured banking institutions absorbed through mergers.

The loss of competition in banking services has unleashed an unprecedented concentration of the life savings of Americans being held as deposits at a handful of behemoth Wall Street banks which simultaneously engage in high risk securities and derivatives trading – the very combination that led to the epic Wall Street banking collapses in 2008 and the 1930s.

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JB,

It is definitely showtime. Those believing there will be no repercussions (arrests) will be extremely wrong!

Best,

Bill

Another Q Post…BADDA BIG BOOM COMING!

JB

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Q !!mG7VJxZNCI ID: 700827 No.5242957
Feb 18 2019 11:42:29 (EST)

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1097488256848007173
The President of the United States, the Commander in Chief, AGREED that an illegal coup was attempted against him.
Stop and understand the GRAVITY of acknowledgement.
Do you believe nothing will happen?
Do you believe no one will be prosecuted?
POTUS making statements for no reason?
How do you introduce the TRUTH to those still asleep?
DECLAS coming?
The message must be direct (bypass the non reporting of the TRUTH (facts) by FAKE ‘spin the narrative’ NEWS).
Q

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Jim,

I am a gold member and when I saw this I thought you might be interested.

Gene

EQUATOR LINE

Very interesting.  As we all know, equator line is passing through Kenya and Tanzania.

Below is very interesting experiment displayed to tourists in Tanzania.

See how precisely the earth’s magnetic force work just few feet apart. Truly amazing.

 

Jim,

The facts do not match the hype…the economy is slowing.

Dave

Retail Apocalypse and Carmageddon Continue to Pick up Speed
February 15, 2018

The following article by David Haggith was published on The Great Recession Blog:

We now know that the Retail Apocalypse took another trip downhill during the all-important holiday season. December reports show retail sales declined more in one month than they have since … the Great Recession. Notice what a common refrain that comparison has become.

Retail Apocalypse snowballs downhill

Retail sales dropped 1.2% month-over-month in December, the largest drop since September 2009, according to data from the Census Bureau released Thursday. The dip was broadly unexpected – consensus estimates had foreseen a 0.1% increase in retail sales for the month, according to Bloomberg data. Excluding autos and gas, which can be volatile, core retail sales plunged 1.8%. “[The] fall in retail sales in December was every bit as bad as it looks,” Capital Economics’ Michael Pearce said bluntly. The weakness was broad-based.

Yahoo!

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Jim,

We all better hope these weapons are never used!

Dave

No Limits For ‘Russian Tomahawks’? What We Know About Moscow’s New Nuclear Cruise Missile
February 17, 2019

Russia’s new nuclear cruise missile has entered the final stage of development following reports of successful tests. Officials say Burevestnik (‘Storm Petrel’) will have “unlimited” range and can outmaneuver any known defenses.

The missile’s nuclear power unit was successfully tested back in January, Russian media reported on Friday, citing sources. This “crucial” stage of testing “confirmed” that the reactor allows the missile to travel to an “unlimited range.”

The military didn’t officially confirm the story, and it is not clear where and when the test reportedly took place. The videos released by the missile’s development team earlier showed how the engineers, dressed in all white and wearing safety masks, were carefully examining the prototype at an undisclosed location. The weapon itself was partially covered in the footage.

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Jim,

You warned about this. The revelation that top Justice officials considered unseating Trump should answer that question for good.

Dave

Do You Believe in the Deep State Now?
February 16, 2019

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

That’s a natural reaction to the revelation of Andrew G. McCabe, the former deputy FBI director, that top Justice Department officials, alarmed by Donald Trump’s firing of former Bureau director James Comey, explored a plan to invoke the 25th Amendment and kick the duly elected president out of office.

According to New York Times reporters Adam Goldman and Matthew Haag, McCabe made the statement in an NBC 60 Minutes interview to be aired on Sunday. He also reportedly said that McCabe wanted the so-called Russia collusion investigation to go after Trump for obstructing justice in firing Comey and for any instances they could turn up of his working in behalf of Russia. 

The idea of invoking the 25th Amendment was discussed, it seems, at two meetings on May 16, 2017. According to McCabe, top law enforcement officials pondered how they might recruit Vice President Pence and a majority of cabinet members to declare in writing, to the Senate’s president pro tempore and the House speaker, that the president was “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” That would be enough, under the 25th Amendment, to install the vice president as acting president, pushing aside Trump.

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Courtesy of Dave.

Jim

The Alarming Scope of the President’s Emergency Powers
January/February 2019 Issue

In the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump reached deep into his arsenal to try to deliver votes to Republicans.

Most of his weapons were rhetorical, featuring a mix of lies and false inducements—claims that every congressional Democrat had signed on to an “open borders” bill (none had), that liberals were fomenting violent “mobs” (they weren’t), that a 10 percent tax cut for the middle class would somehow pass while Congress was out of session (it didn’t). But a few involved the aggressive use—and threatened misuse—of presidential authority: He sent thousands of active-duty soldiers to the southern border to terrorize a distant caravan of desperate Central American migrants, announced plans to end the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship by executive order, and tweeted that law enforcement had been “strongly notified” to be on the lookout for “ILLEGAL VOTING.”

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Jim,

The problem with Mr Brady’s line of thinking is it does factor in “black swans” blowing every thing up here and now!

If Mr Brady thinks this move from 1167 to 1331 is parabolic he ain’t seen nothing yet!

Dave

Gold – A Test of the 2016 High Next
February 16, 2019

Gold – A Test of the 2016 High Next

Written by David Brady, Sprott Money News

I preface the analysis I am about to share by saying that Gold is going to new highs later this year, but we are very likely to get a sizeable pullback first. There are several possible routes to those new highs, which I will summarize here, but all end up at the same destination.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Gold has risen parabolically from its low of 1167 back in August. It peaked at 1331 on January 31, when extreme overbought and following clear negative divergence on both MACDs. It fell back to its support yesterday and bounced off of it. Should that parabola hold, you can see where it is headed, back up towards the 2016 high of 1377.

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CIGA Mike from down under with news from the Australian banks.  Unless I misunderstand, they are telling customers “we can default on you but you cannot use our default to offset yours” …  I suspect we will see language like this coming from all banks shortly.  Bill

Bill

Jim/Bill,

This came from my bank.

Unilaterally changing a mortgage contract?

You think that they are nervous?

Thanks for warning us as “to be forewarned is to be forearmed”

Cheers,

Mike

 

Beloved friend and daughter Christine,

My demonic apparatus, the damned iPhone’s front page is huge, so I cannot locate settings.

Would you suggest I throw this demonic thing into the blessed waters of the Candlewood Sea, and as the old law goes, only allowing it to live if it floats?

I am tempted to also throw this Apple computer in as well, and depend on the god’s for the proper answer to its continued existence.

Could it be that this is a test from the One True God concerning the spread of AI destined to destroy the entire Greco Roman civilization and it spawns of everything now considered intelligent life.

Could it be that critters knew this outcome and never formed religions or empires but retreated to the woods?

Alas, we have adopted the false god of technology certain to cause us all to scatter to the woods as the wise critters have already done (bunnies, squirrels etc.).

Do not let aliens come and domesticate us as then we shall also become their food as we eat the holy cow and pretty sheep (as somewhat good? Jeff the Consumer does).

So spake James the Great just prior to his execution. He laughed all the way to the end thereby convincing Silicon Valley, the new Sicilival that he was truly a mad man. Sicilival is all that then remained of that which had come before. The Sicilval Warrior NORTON erased all remaining human virus except those that inhabited the woods by unplugging their very being, greed. This was the end of the last virus. A wall like the Great Wall of Trump was built to keep all the critters out forever.

Now Goldman Sachs with their hired 9000 computer engineers really were doing the work of god as they claimed eons ago. All forgot the mad man “James the Lesser” in the potato field.

Man and machine were now the “Great Singularity.”

So spake the “James the Great” right before becoming “James the Lesser”, and a part of a local potato field.

All hail the Geek Empire Machine of “Sicilcal” that gave us technology also known as the “end times”.

Love,

Dad

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Jim/Bill,

Want to move up the revolution exponentially?

Price toilet paper out of the reach of the masses.

Maybe San Francisco’s “poop in the streets” is giving us some insight into the future.

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

Get Ready To Pay More For Toilet Paper, Cat Litter And Garbage Bags
February 14, 2019

After finding they could largely get away with raising prices last year, makers of household staples are planning another round of inflationary price hikes in order to offset higher commodity costs and boost profits, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Unsurprisingly, the price increases have been working out swimmingly for makers of consumer-goods, particularly for companies whose competitors have responded with their own price hikes, according to Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog.

According to an analysis of Nielsen data by Sanford C. Bernstein, US sales volumes of personal and household products declined 1.4% in January, while dollar sales of those products rose 0.7% in the same period – suggesting that the price increases are more than offsetting the decline. Meanwhile, a robust job market providing Americans with the largest annual wage increases since the end of the recession has boosted average hourly earnings for private-sector workers by 2.9% y/y; the most since January 2009.

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