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A Remarkable Read on the 4th of July!
July 4, 2018

What a remarkable read on the 4th of July!

“Happy Birthday, America”

July 4 (King World News) – From Jeffrey Saut at Raymond James:  This is my annual “Happy Birthday, America” report, a tribute to Independence Day, because Wednesday our nation celebrates its 242nd birthday. Yet, it was actually on July 2nd when America broke from Great Britain. Two days later, the Declaration of Independence was signed, which is why we celebrate the occasion on the 4th of July. I always commemorate the day by rereading the lyrics from the “Star-Spangled Banner” in honor of our forefathers’ courage. While most citizens know the first stanza of said anthem, few know the other three. Nor do they know the history leading up to the crafting of its words.

The year was 1812, and the United States was at war with England over freedom of the seas. It was a tumultuous time, as Great Britain was struggling with Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. In 1814, however, Napoleon was beaten and England turned its attention to the United States. While many naval battles were fought, the fight eventually centered on the central part of the U.S. as the British attempted to split this country in half. Washington, D.C. was taken, and then the Brits “marched” toward Baltimore, where a mere 1,000 patriots manned the cannons at Fort McHenry, whose guns controlled the harbor.

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Of course they did!

Facebook Flags Declaration Of Independence As Hate Speech
July 4, 2018

In the week of America’s Independence Day, the algorithms of Facebook decided that the Declaration of Independence was hate speech.

The Liberty County Vindicator, a community newspaper between Houston and Beaumont, had been posting the whole declaration in small daily chunks for nine days on its Facebook page in the run-up to July 4. But the 10th excerpt was not posted Monday as scheduled, and the paper said it received an automated notice saying the post “goes against our standards on hate speech.”

Part of the standard notice, Vindicator managing editor Casey Stinnett wrote, included a warning that the newspaper could lose its Facebook account, on which it depends for much of its reach, if there were more violations.

The offending passage?

It was part of the document’s “Bill of Particulars” against Britain’s King George III: “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.”

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Look what’s hiding in plain sight. This one is going to be a dilly as tonight’s song about their 4th of July in 2021. Courtesy of GG.

Jim

The Eurozone’s Coming Debt Crisis
July 1, 2018

The European Central Bank (ECB) has signaled the end of its asset purchase program and even a possible rate hike before 2019. After more than 2 trillion euros of asset purchases and a zero interest rate policy, it is long overdue.

The massive quantitative easing (QE) program has generated very significant imbalances and the risks far outweigh the questionable benefits. The balance sheet of the ECB is now more than 40 percent of the eurozone GDP.

The governments of the eurozone, however, have not prepared themselves at all for the end of stimuli. They often claim that deficits have been reduced and risks contained. However, closer scrutiny shows that the bulk of deficit reductions came from lower cost of government debt. Eurozone government spending has barely fallen, despite lower unemployment and rising tax revenues. Structural deficits remain stubborn, and in some cases, unchanged from 2013 levels. In other words, the problems are still there, they were just hidden for a while, swept under the rug of an ever-expanding global economy.

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Courtesy of Dave.

Jim

Giuliani Vows That Trump Will Help Bring Down the Iranian Regime
July 1, 2018

The Trump Administration is now signalling to its allies and Iranian dissidents that its new policy—to choke Tehran economically and publicly support local protesters—can topple the revolutionary government in Iran. “We are now very realistic in being able to see an end of the regime in Iran,” Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, said at the annual gathering of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the controversial exile group, in Paris on Saturday. In December, sporadic protests erupted in Iran in response to unemployment and the strict dress code for women. During his speech, Giuliani compared Trump’s support for the protests to President Reagan’s support for the opponents of Communist rule in Eastern Europe in the nineteen-eighties.

“Just a few months ago, the President of the United States—about whom there’s a lot of controversy, about whether he should tweet or not—took out his little phone and he tweeted, and he supported the protesters, like Ronald Reagan did for the protesters in Poland when Solidarity marched against Communism,” Giuliani said. “And what happened there? Communism fell. Poland is free. The Iron Curtain evaporated. And the Berlin Wall was chopped down. That will happen now.” The collapse of the Islamic Republic of Iran, he said, “is around the corner.”

Giuliani represents the President in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and its possible ties to the Trump campaign. The former mayor of New York City does not speak for Trump on foreign policy. But his remarks—especially comparing U.S. policy on Iran to U.S. policy on the Soviet Union thirty years ago—were later echoed by Newt Gingrich, who was also at the event. Gingrich is one of Trump’s closest political allies, and his wife, Callista Gingrich, is the President’s Ambassador to the Vatican. “The Soviet Union looked unbelievably powerful, and then one day it disappeared,” Gingrich said. “The fact is that the Khamenei regime is much weaker than the Soviet Union ever was . . . . Freedom will come.”

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…and another one bites the dust!

Top Justice Department Lawyer Resigns, Latest To Step Down
July 3, 2018

Updated at 1:31 p.m. ET

Scott Schools, a top aide to the deputy attorney general, is planning to leave the Justice Department at the end of the week, according to two people familiar with his decision.

The job title for Schools — associate deputy attorney general — belied his importance as a strategic counselor and repository of institutional memory and ethics at the DOJ. Schools has played a critical, if behind-the-scenes, role in some of the most important and sensitive issues in the building.

This year, Schools recommended that then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe be fired for a “lack of candor” in an internal investigation.

Earlier, he advised former acting Attorney General Sally Yates about the boundaries of her congressional testimony in early 2016. And more recently, Schools has been photographed near the offices of Russia special counsel Robert Mueller, as one of a few top DOJ aides to get regular briefings on the status of that investigation.

“Scott has provided invaluable leadership and counsel in his years at the department, and his service is an example to all,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a written statement. “He will be greatly missed, and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

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Just when things started looking up in the rule of law department we get this? Maybe they should hang the prosecutor for treason in place of the traitor? All joking aside, we either get the rule of law back and we get it back now or it is lost forever…and so are we as a nation.

Imran Awan Gets Sweetheart Plea Deal; DOJ Won’t Prosecute Alleged Spy Ring, Cybercrimes
July 4, 2018

The Department of Justice won’t prosecute Imran Awan, a former IT administrator for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and dozens of other Democrats, for allegations of cybersecurity breaches, theft and potential espionage, as part of a plea agreement one one count of unrelated bank fraud.

    After the entry of your client’s plea of guilty to the offense identified in paragraph 1 above, your client will not be charged with any non-violent criminal offense in violation of Federal or District of Columbia law which was committed within the District of Columbia by your client prior to the execution of this Agreement -Awan Plea Agreement

Awan withdrew hundreds of thousands of dollars after lying on a mortgage application and pretending to have a medical emergency that allowed him to drain his wife’s retirement account. He then wired large sums of money to Pakistan in January, 2017.

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Warm, warmer, maybe hot.

Vandals Attacked Nebraska GOP’s HQ, Spray-Painted ‘Abolish ICE’ In Front Of The Building
July 3, 2018

Well, the crusade to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement is relatively new. It’s the latest war cry from the far left. It’s in response to the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement policy. So, to make that point clear, as if it wasn’t already from these nutjobs, some vandals decided to attack the headquartersof the Nebraska Republican Party. The suspects spray-painted “abolish ICE” on the sidewalk in front of the building. It caused $1,200 in damages (via Omaha World-Herald):

    GOP officials said Tuesday that they planned to board up the windows so volunteers could continue making calls on behalf of Republican candidates from the office at 1610 N St. in Lincoln.

    Lincoln police are in the process of collecting video surveillance from nearby businesses. At least one has cameras pointing the direction of the GOP office’s front windows, said Kenny Zoeller, executive director of the state GOP.

    Investigators were still trying to determine what time the attack took place, sometime between midnight and a little after 3 a.m. A newspaper carrier notified police.

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My father told me this a long time ago!

Iranian & Democrat Officials Agree – Jews DO Control the Weather!
July 3, 2018

Not The Onion, I promise.

The Islamic Republic of Iran accused the Jewish State of Israel of cloud and snow theft. Jews were blamed for moving the clouds away from Iran, in an intentional effort to exacerbate Iran’s prolonged drought.

“We are facing the issue of cloud and snow theft,” Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, said at a press conference, while blaming Israel and another country for the weather larceny. He cited a survey showing that, above 2,200 meters (7,218 feet), all mountainous areas between Afghanistan and the Mediterranean are covered in snow, except Iran.

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Courtesy of JB.

Jim

Logical thinking.

Why was the case against AWAN filed under BANK FRAUD?

The result today is re: BANK FRAUD.

See last.

Connect.

The SWAMP is being DRAINED.

Q

Think logically.

Thing IG report.

Think what’s missing.

Do you think this was going to be litigated in this setting?

Case that implicates some of the most senior elected officials (treason) is being handled by the appropriate office.

Think NATIONAL SECURITY.

Q

 

What is new? This is no big hamburger. What does it matter now?

Jim

The Congressional Hearings on this should be spectacular.

JB

IG Report Says Bill Clinton Told Bare-Faced Lie To Nation About Tarmac Meeting
July 2, 2018

Bill Clinton told a bare-faced lie to the whole nation when he said his tarmac meeting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch was an innocent affair during which they spoke about their grandchildren, according to Department of Justice inspector general Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation.

The stunning revelation is buried on page 203 of the inspector general’s report and suggests the controversial June 2016 tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton was not spontaneous and innocent, but actually “coordinated” and illegal.

The inspector general’s revelation blows a hole in the narrative Lynch and Bill Clinton have carefully maintained for two years. Lynch claimed the “social” meeting was spontaneous and the two discussed grandchildren, however according to the report, she was deeply uncomfortable with the meeting and understood the serious consequences if the public ever found out.

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Courtesy of GG.

Jim

Is Anyone Surprised Obama May Have Granted Citizenship To 2,500 Iranians? He Spent 8 Years Selling Out The American People
July 3, 2018

In a speech delivered several days before Obama’s historic victory, he said, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” This chilling assertion, uttered nearly ten years ago, sent a shiver down the spine of every conservative. And, as we look back over his presidency, we realize that those were the most truthful words he has ever spoken to the American people.

During an interview with an Iranian newspaper, Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour, chairman of Iran’s parliamentary nuclear committee, alleged that the Obama administration granted US Citizenship to 2,500 Iranian officials and family members as part of the flawed Iran Nuclear Deal. Zolnour, who is said to be part of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s inner circle, claimed:

When Obama, during the negotiations about the JCPOA, decided to do a favor for these men, he granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians and some officials started a competition over whose children could be part of these 2,500 Iranians.

If today these Iranians get deported from America, it will become clear who is complicit and sells the national interest like he is selling candies to America. It should be stated exactly which children of which authorities live in the United States and have received citizenship or residency.”

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Happy Fourth of July, my dear Patriots, in 2021.

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This is SO DANGEROUS, it reminds me of 1987!

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This chart should scare even those with their eyes closed!

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Is this the start?

Nunes Refers Ten Obama Officials to House Judiciary and Oversight Joint Task Force Nunes Refers Obama Officials to Joint Task Force
July 3, 2018

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Monday referred ten current and former U.S. officials to the House Judiciary and Oversight & Government Reform Committees’ joint task force, as it investigates potential DOJ and FBI wrongdoing related to the Trump-Russia probe.

Nunes, in a letter to the chairmen of both committees obtained by Breitbart News, listed ten current and former U.S. officials who may have received or provided information relevant to their investigation.

The list includes a number of U.S. officials who were working at the U.S. Embassy in London, where the alleged conversation between Australian diplomat Alexander Downer and then-Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos in May 2016 was reported.

Interviews with those officials could reveal whether the FBI lied when it said it began investigating the Trump campaign on July 31, 2016, after it received information from Downer after stolen Democratic National Committee emails were published on July 22, 2016.

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I’m not sure but I can’t ever recall a State Supreme Court Judge being indicted? Please note the dates of the alleged crime(s)…

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This is getting ugly.

Yesterday Rand Paul was contacted by the Washington Axe Murderer concerning offing him and his entire family.

Is Deep State Propaganda Megaphone The New York Times Setting Trump Up For Assassination?
July 2, 2018

Among the ruling interests in the US, one interest even more powerful than the Israel Lobby—the Deep State of the military/security complex— there is enormous fear that an uncontrollable President Trump at the upcoming Putin/Trump summit will make an agreement that will bring to an end the demonizing of Russia that serves to protect the enormous budget and power of the military-security complex.

You can see the Deep State’s fear in the editorials that the Deep State handed to the Washington Post (June 29) and New York Times (June 29), two of the Deep State’s megaphones, but no longer believed by the vast majority of the American people.  The two editorials share the same points and phrases.  They repeat the disproven lies about Russia as if blatant, obvious lies are hard facts.

Both accuse President Trump of “kowtowing to the Kremlin.”  Kowtowing, of course, is not a Donald Trump characteristic.  But once again fact doesn’t get in the way of the propaganda spewed by the WaPo and NYT, two megaphones of Deep State lies.

The Deep State editorial handed to the WaPo reads: “THE REASONS for the tension between the United States and Russia are well-established. Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine, instigated a war in eastern Ukraine, intervened to save the dictatorship of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, interfered in the U.S. presidential election campaign to harm Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump, poisoned a former intelligence officer on British soil and continues to meddle in the elections of other democracies.”

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The lastest from John Williams’ www.shadowstats.com

– Construction Spending Benchmark Revisions Were Net-Neutral, but Patterns of Activity Shifted to Show a More-Negative Current Economic Trend
– May 2018 Inflation-Adjusted (Real) Construction Spending Held Shy of Its Pre-Recession Peak by 19.8% (-19.8%); Pre-Benchmarking, April 2018 Previously Had Been Down by 19.4% (-19.4%)
– Revisions Flattened Out the Level of Inflation-Adjusted (Real) Construction Spending of Recent Years
– Recent Large Spikes to Annual Growth in Real Spending Revised Away; Year-to-Year Change Has Resumed Its Downtrending Flat-to-Minus Pattern

No. 958: May 2018 Construction Spending and Benchmarking

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WOW, and just in time for the 4th of July!  I don’t think they even have a clue how a “profitless” society might even affect  their living their in parent’s basements …?

DNC Chair Tom Perez Declares Socialist Ocasio-Cortez “The Future Of Our Party”
July 3, 2018

The already-fractured DNC is having an identity crisis. While establishment Democrats Nancy Pelosi (CA) and Chuck Schumer (NY) battle it out with Maxine Waters (CA) over anti-Trump activism, the party is now mounting support for their new rising star – Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, after the 28-year-old political neophyte unseated the 4th most powerful Democrat in Congress last month in an upset primary win.

Ocasio-Cortez, a dues-paying member of Democratic Socialists of America (whose leadership has been openly calling for communism) – says that the US should abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), while also claiming that illegal aliens deserve a “right of passage” into the United States.

And despite being called out recently for projecting a blue collar “girl from the Bronx” image while growing up in a wealthy enclave, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez told progressive radio host Bill Press Tuesday that Ocasio-Cortez represents “the future of our party.”

Press: There was a primary in several states. Your home state of Maryland and also up in New York where the 4th most powerful Democrat in the United States, Congressman Joe Crowley was knocked out by a young woman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez­­­ – 28 years old – never ran for office before – big progressive – calls herself a Democratic socialist, actually like Bernie Sanders did – she was a Bernie Sanders supporter, and in Maryland, Ben Jealous another strong progressive wins the Democratic nomination for governor. What’s this tell you about where the Democratic Party is going today?

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The latest from John Williams’ www.shadowstats.com

– May 2018 New Orders for Durable Goods Declined Month-to-Month, Both Before and After Consideration of Inflation and Commercial Aircraft Orders
– First-Quarter 2018 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Annualized Real Growth Revised Lower to 1.99% (Previously 2.17%, Initially 2.32%), Versus 2.89% in Fourth-Quarter 2017
– Hitting GDP Growth, Revised First-Quarter 2018 Net Exports Turned Negative, Moving into Alignment with Underlying Real Merchandise Trade Deficit Reporting
– Upwardly-Revised Gain in the Nebulous “Intellectual Properties” Category of Fixed Investment Boosted Revised GDP Growth by 0.50% (Previously by 0.29%)
– Contracting Consumer Goods and Housing Elements in the GDP Reflect Mounting Liquidity Stresses and Faltering Consumer Optimism
– First-Quarter Gross Domestic Income (GDI) Growth, Purported GDP-Equivalent, Revised Higher to 3.57% (Previously 2.80%), Versus 1.05% in Fourth-Quarter, Boosted by a Sharp Upside Revision to Nonfinancial-Industry Corporate Profits
– First-Quarter Gross National Product (GNP), the Broadest National Income Measure, Slowed to 1.91% (Previously 2.00%), down from 2.71% in Fourth-Quarter
– Better-Quality Economic Measures Show Continuing Economic Non-Expansion; Some Hit Likely to Historical GDP Growth in Pending Revisions

“No 957: May 2018 New Orders for Durable Goods, Third Estimate of First-Quarter GDP”

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Say it isn’t so?!

Tech’s ‘Dirty Secret’: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail
July 2, 2018

Google said a year ago it would stop its computers from scanning the inboxes of Gmail users for information to personalize advertisements, saying it wanted users to “remain confident that Google will keep privacy and security paramount.”

But the internet giant continues to let hundreds of outside software developers scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users who signed up for email-based services offering shopping price comparisons, automated travel-itinerary planners or other tools. Google does little to police those developers…

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It’s those damned Elves.

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Any Hillary supporter who “truly” believes what Hillary says to be truthful and correct, yet are still “Not Supporting” the government, or the electoral process, in which her husband was elected by, who’s voice represented our nation for 2 terms, is EXACTLY what Hillary described here as dangerous…”Anyone Not Willing To Accept The Results Of An Election, Is A Danger To Democracy”…This is what the majority sees. We do not need a TV show host to tell us either…You are the “Dangerous” Hillary described and you don’t see it.

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Courtesy of JB.

Jim

 

Keep an eye on the CDS for Deutsche. Deutsche’s bankruptcy can only be kept under raps for so long and when the rescue operation becomes public, the confidence in the banking sector will take a serious hit!

GG

Debt For US Corporations Tops $6 Trillion
June 27, 2018

The debt load for U.S. corporations has reached a record $6.3 trillion, according to S&P Global.

The good news is U.S. companies also have a record $2.1 trillion in cash to service that debt.

The bad news is most of that cash is in the hands of a few giant companies.

And the riskiest borrowers are more leveraged than they were even during the financial crisis, according to S&P’s analysis, which looked at 2017 year-end balance sheets for non-financial corporations.

On first glance, total debt has risen roughly $2.7 trillion over the past five years, with cash as a percentage of debt hovering around 33 percent for U.S. companies, flat compared to 2016. But removing the top 25 cash holders from the equation paints a grimmer picture.

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Regardless of what one thinks of Trump, this is a freer more open society than ever before…

JB

Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records About Raid on Michael Cohen’s Office, Home and Hotel Room
July 02, 2018

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records related to the April 9 raid on the office, home and hotel room of Michael Cohen, then-personal attorney to President Donald Trump (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-01466)). The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Justice Department failed to respond to three separate FOIA requests.

On April 12, 2018, Judicial Watch sought the following from the Office of the Attorney General:

Any and all records of correspondence and communications between the Office of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller concerning, regarding, or relating to the April 9, 2018 raids on the office and hotel room of Michael Cohen.”

Also on April 12, 2018, Judicial Watch sent its second FOIA request seeking the following from the Executive Offices for United States Attorneys:

The Search and Seizure Warrant executed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the office and hotel room of Michael Cohen on April 9, 2018.

The application for the above-referenced warrant and any affidavits submitted in support of the application

All records about the recusal of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman from the Michael Cohen investigation.

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What’s a 4th of July celebration without the patriots in Judicial Watch?

JB

Tom Fitton: FBI and DOJ Want to Protect the Mueller Investigation
July 2, 2018

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