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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

You think the problem is limited to the Western world?

Bill Holter’s Commentary

I don’t even know what to say about this one? How about…it takes one to know one?

Pope Francis Compares Vatican Whistleblower to Satan
September 11, 2018

Satan, the “Great Accuser,” has been unleashed against the bishops of the Church, Pope Francis said Tuesday, in a thinly veiled reference to the former Vatican nuncio to the United States.

The former nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, recently accused a number of prelates of dereliction of duty in dealing with clerical sex abuse and claimed that the pope had rehabilitated serial abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, elevating him to a position of influence despite knowledge of his misdeeds.

In an 11-page testimony published on August 25, Viganò alleged that he had personally informed Pope Francis in 2013 of the serial homosexual abuse perpetrated by Cardinal McCarrick, along with sanctions imposed on his ministry by Pope Benedict XVI, and yet the pope lifted those sanctions and involved McCarrick in the naming of future bishops.

“The Great Accuser, as he himself tells God in the first chapter of the Book of Job, roams around the earth looking for someone to accuse,” Francis said in his morning homily at Mass in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence in the Vatican.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

Every step forward for the Yuan is a step backwards for the dollar. The only positive dollar item is the Synthetic Dollar Short. That has no meaningful legs.

Russia’s Wealth Fund Boosting Ruble-Yuan Trade With China To Substitute US Dollar
September 12, 2018

 Moscow and Beijing are increasing the share of trade in local currencies, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) head Kirill Dmitriev said on Wednesday at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.

“The first deals will be [conducted in national currencies] in the beginning of the next year. We have an agreement with the China Development Bank on a large fund in Chinese yuan worth $10 billion,” Dmitriev said.

The two countries are seeking to reduce the share of US dollars in trade. Russia and China expect trade to hit $100 billion this year, with prospects of reaching $200 billion in the mid-term.

“Recently, we have launched a regional fund in Chinese yuan jointly with the Heilongjiang province. It has already started examining projects and we expect [the] first investment in the near future,” Dmitriev added.

China is Russia’s largest trading partner, accounting for 15 percent of Russian international trade last year. Bilateral trade increased by 31.5 percent in 2017, reaching $87 billion.

According to the Russian Central Bank, both Russian and Chinese companies are willing to pay in ruble and renminbi, and this can be backed by real numbers. Last year, nine percent of payments for supplies from Russia to China were made in rubles, the regulator told RT in June.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

The third world war is economic and is on now.

America’s $20 Trillion Debt Makes US Dollar A Risky Asset – Putin
September 12, 2018

There is a global trend among countries reducing the share of the dollar in international settlements, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

“Given what we are facing when paying in dollars, more and more countries have the desire to trade in their national currencies,” Putin said Wednesday.

“Moreover, it is right for financial sustainability to develop bilateral trade in national currencies. We will move towards this gradually,” he added.

The Russian president noted that there are risks in settlements in national currencies, but they could be minimized. “Risks exist everywhere and they need to be minimized, and in order to minimize them diversification is required.”

According to Putin, the US dollar is also a risky financial tool. “US foreign debt amounts to $20 trillion. What will be next? Who knows?”

Putin added that Russia is diversifying its foreign reserves and public debt. “All this creates the stability of our financial system,” he said.

Russia has been dumping US debt securities in recent months. The latest data from the US Treasury shows that Russia’s share hit an 11-year minimum and totaled only $14.9 billion. Russia held $96.1 billion in US Treasuries in March. In 2010, Russia was among the top 10 holders of US Treasuries at $176.3 billion.

Meanwhile, Russia’s gold holdings have been steadily increasing, bringing its share of the precious metal to its highest level in nearly two decades – almost 2,200 tons.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

I guess India’s politicians dropped the idea of raiding the “Golden Temple” in order not to start a war with their citizens.

India Getting Rid Of US Treasury Securities And Buying Gold
September 6, 2018

 The world’s second biggest gold consumer continues to replenish its bullion reserves, a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report shows. At the same time, New Delhi is slowly but surely reducing its share of US debt bonds.

The annual report from the Indian financial regulator reveals that the country followed other BRICS partners in adding physical gold to its foreign exchange reserves. The RBI reportedly bought 8.46 metric tons of gold during the last fiscal year ending in March.

As of the end of June, the country’s central bank held 566.23 metric tons of gold against 557.77 metric tons a year ago. The RBI purchased gold for the first time in nearly a decade. The regulator acquired 200 metric tons of the precious metal in 2009 shortly after the global financial crisis.

According to the RBI, India’s international reserves rose by five percent from June 2017 to June 2018 in comparison to the 6.3 percent growth seen in the same period in the previous year.

“Diversification of India’s Foreign Currency Assets continued during the year with attention being ascribed to risk management, including cybersecurity risk. The gold portfolio has also been activated,” the report added.

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“The Race To The Top”: How The Fed Unleashed A Global Liquidity
September 11, 2018

Following a lament by Urjit Patel, the head of the Reserve Bank of India, who three months ago predicted (correctly) that the Fed’s tightening coupled with the shrinking of its balance sheet and the ramp up in Treasury issuance would result in a dollar liquidity shortage and that “a crisis in the rest of the dollar bond markets is inevitable” unless something changed, we showed how shrinking liquidity as a result of Quantitative Tightening had emerged as the main culprit for the turmoil and “rolling bear markets” that have hit the rest of the world, courtesy of the following chart from Nedbank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear President Trump,

The West totally ignores Africa while the sly Chinese plan to corner strategic materials; metal, rare earths, transportation and communication facilities there. This will, within 15 years, put the West out of the high tech business. Our new high tech weapons of war will fail to function.

Africa is the prize that lack of long term geopolitical economic planning in West will, without any question, result in the move of the economic and political power center of the world irreversibly from Washington to Beijing.

Silicon Valley will no longer be the home of the child Trillionaires because without Chinese and African rare earths, high tech is simply not possible.

You do not perceive the economic risk that hides behind the figures you are so proud of. They all have been skewed over the years to over report economic progress. Maybe giving credit to Obama’s economic platform, built on sand, for the recovery might not be a bad idea.

Our financial leaders are taking us back into the dark ages by policy and Fed Speak that would have the citizens believe that debt can produce sustainable economic prosperity in the west. It cannot.

Our failure to compete in Africa will be the largest mistake the West has ever made as China takes over much of Africa by economic colonialism. The combination is going to give the West a taste of back to basics in an uncomfortable way.

Whatever ideology the leadership in America at that time, it will be put directly into the trash heap of the history of nations that fail to have a plan and work the plan.

James E. Sinclair (An American in Africa) author of “The Strategic Metals and Materials War” plus among 5 other books

“Boom, Visions and Insights for Creating Wealth in the 21st Century.”

Executive Chairman of Tanzanian Exploration. TRX, NYSE)

trxcorporate@tanzanianroyalty.com

China’s “Long Term Collateralization Of Loans Strategy & Her Disguised Recolonization Of African Countries Economically
September 11, 2018

By Richard Krah

After Britain had collatarised Chinese aids and guarantees with Hong Kong for 99 years, China has gained more experience than any country on earth on the intricacies of long term collaterisation of assets.

Examples are below:

Philippines this year cancelled all Chinese aids. The president was in Isreal last week for new partnership in arms.

Malaysia canceled Chinese speed train loan contract this year and opted for a costlier Japanese electromagnetic rail. Because all Chinese grants requires collateral with state critical assets.

Singapore bluntly told China we don’t need your 25 years tenure loan at 0.5%.

Greece handed China a national asset last year on default, and European Union took measures to stop any further member country from Chinese loans.

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CIGA Roy and Sharree dug up a gem we were not aware of. As I wrote for subscribers yesterday, the truth about 911 is probably the biggest potential truth bomb of all with the exception of the JFK’s assassination. God willing, the courts decide and admit what we already know…

Bill

Federal Grand Jury Petition Filed For New 9/11 Investigation
August 23, 2018

Good news has finally come along for the many people who know office fires cannot bring down modern steel framed skyscrapers, and it’s good news for the rest of the world as well. On April 10th of this year, the non-profit Lawyers Committee for 9-11 Inquiry filed a petition with the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, Manhattan, formally requesting that he present to a grand jury, as a U.S. Attorney, extensive evidence of federal crimes relating to the destruction of three World Trade Center high-rises on 9/11/2001. The petition cites broad and conclusive evidence, providing proof of explosives and incendiaries employed at ground zero to bring down the twin towers and WTC Building 7.(1)

Incredibly, America’s government waged war around the world to retaliate for 9-11, but never thoroughly investigated the collapse of these three WTC skyscrapers. This petition with the Department of Justice, for the first time, brings forward into a court of law the cavalcade of credible evidence disproving the official story which blames fire alone for the collapse of these buildings. The 52 page petition, with 57 exhibits, also points out that this crime of bombing a public building was not committed by a single person acting alone, and asks the jurors to inquire into the crimes of aiding and abetting and conspiracy.

The First Amended Petition

On 30 July 2018, an amended petition, The First Amended Petition, was delivered to U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan, NY. This First Amended Petition references all of the same evidence presented in their original petition, but also has added three additional federal crimes that the Lawyers Committee allege the submitted evidence shows were committed related to the tragic events of 9/11.

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It is no use hiding your head in the sand. Courtesy of GG.

Jim

Paul Craig Roberts: Armageddon Rides In the Balance
September 11, 2018

For some time I have pointed out the paradox of the American liberal/progressive/left being allied with the CIA, FBI, military/security complex and deep state. Now leftist Ann Garrison has noticed the paradox of this alliance. She concludes that the left has lost its mind.https://www.globalresearch.ca/we-love-the-cia-or-how-the-left-lost-its-mind/5653450

Indeed, it has.

Out of its hatred of Trump the left has united with the forces of evil and war that are leading to conflict with Russia. The left’s hatred of Trump shows that the American left has totally seperated from the interests of the working class, which elected Trump. The American left has abandoned the working class for the group victimizations and hatreds of Identity Politics. As Hillary put it, the working class comprises the “Trump deplorables.” The Democratic Party, like the Republicans, represents the ruling oligarchy.

I have explained that the leftwing lost its bearings when the Soviet Union collapsed and socialism gave way to neoliberal privatizations. The moral fury of the leftwing movement had to go somewhere, and it found its home in Identity Politics in which the white heterosexual male takes the place of the capitalist, and his victim groups—blacks, women, homosexuals, illegal immigrants—take the place of the working class.

The consequences of the leftwing’s alliance with warmongers and liars is the leftwing’s loss of veracity. The left has endorsed a CIA orchestration—“Russiagate”—for which there is no known evidence, but which the left supports as proven truth.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

A note from Q that rings quite true.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Holter’s Commentary

Luke Gromen has a very valid point…

Bill Holter’s Commentary

And you really believe the numbers on those account statements you get each month?

Bill Holter’s Commentary

Uh, just one question.  What accounts for those of us who use no social media at all …who are disgusted by paid performers who think we care about their opinions?  I would suggest that social media has far more effect on the rainbow and unicorns clan but what do I know?

If You Oppose NFL Kneeling, You May Be A Victim Of Russian Trolls: WaPo
September 11, 2018

The Washington Post, offering no evidence, would like us to know that those dastardly Russians are at it again – using weaponized social media accounts to twist our minds over both sides of the NFL kneeling controversy.

In short, Americans whipped up over NFL players refusing to stand for the National Anthem may not be in control of their own emotions thanks to “instances of accounts linked to Russian trolls” who have “weighed in” on the NFL controversy, as recently as four months ago.

So, not actual Russian trolls – but Twitter accounts linked to them, and four months ago. Got it.

Citing a report by CNN which also contains no evidence, WaPo’s offers a “reminder from CNN Tech about the opportunity that Russia sees in the divide here over the anthem.”

CNN worked with researchers at Clemson University that have archived millions of tweets sent by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll group that was indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in February. The accounts’ links to Russia were discovered by Twitter, which provided details about them to Congress. The data shows the trolls repeatedly weighing in on the debate, using different accounts to take both sides. While they used some accounts to push petitions to fire the protesting players, they used others to hail them as heroes.

Over the past year, social media networks have identified and removed thousands of accounts tied to the IRA. But despite the tech companies’ efforts, there’s no indication that the group is shying away from the NFL controversy.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

Head of security

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Holter’s Commentary

This is why “when is now”…We have told you credit becoming difficult to obtain would be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. They say there will be no “contagion” to this, they had better hope they are correct, we seriously doubt it. Also remember this, when credit does not flow, neither does “distribution” and no, there are not little elves in Walmart’s back rooms that make product to stock the shelves. Think this all the way through and connect the dots, what does less cash flow mean to an economy and financial system more levered than any time in history???

“New Deals Are Being Canceled”: Emerging Markets Increasingly Locked Out From Access To Capital
September 10, 2018

Following the recent rout in emerging markets, the biggest threat that has emerged to this bloc of nations is neither their slumping currencies – after all, this is a self-correcting mechanism which makes their exports more attractive and following a period of correction which bolsters trade and current account balances, the EM economies should see a rebound in output – neither the sharp drop in local asset prices, which while painful should also rebound once the underlying economy stabilizes. Instead, what is of highest concern to emerging markets is that with local debt at nosebleed levels, and with dollar-denominated indebtedness at all time high levels and in need of being periodically rolled over, a domino effect of defaults could emerge if the countries find themselves locked out of global capital markets.

That’s exactly what is happening now, because after a record 2017, emerging-market debt issuers issued less money abroad in June, July and August than in any summer since 2013’s taper tantrum, when fears that the U.S. was rolling back monetary stimulus triggered a broad selloff across bond markets.

As the WSJ writes, “the current falloff underscores the changing dynamics for emerging markets, which benefited from years of central bank stimulus and a recent period of synchronized global growth.” Now, with U.S. interest rates rising and with the dollar surging, making debt more expensive at a time of heightened concern over trade protectionism and domestic problems in giants like Turkey and Argentina. Incidentally, as we have shown before, it is these two nations that have some of the highest current account deficits as a % of GDP, and are in greatest need of finding foreign investors who will keep injecting capital into their economies, or else risk a sharp economic contraction if not outright depression.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

War hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto gets slapped by twitter?  They want to “shape behavior”? I believe shortly all these social media/justice warriors will be so bent out of shape they will be unrecognizable? They are backing the wrong horses, and many of their heroes will soon become (in) famous…we will soon see!

Hero Of Benghazi Suspended From Twitter For Criticizing Obama
September 8, 2018

(Gateway Pundit) – Barack Obama stepped out of shadows on Friday and reminded Americans of many economic, domestic and foreign policy failures.

President Obama lectured President Trump, accused him of racism, and attempted to take credit for President Trump’s economic miracle.

But Barack Obama’s worst lie was his remarks on Benghazi.

Barack Obama: “The politics of division and paranoia has found a home, unfortunately, in the Republican party. … they’ve embraced wild conspiracy theories by those surrounding Benghazi. Or my birth certificate.”

Benghazi hero Kris Paronto responded to the former president. Kris has not forgotten about the men lost as Obama did nothing.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

There are many out there wondering if they are a target or not? Oh the suspense!

Sealed Indictment Law and Legal Definition

An indictment is a formal accusation of a felony, issued by a grand jury based upon a proposed charge, witnesses’ testimony and other evidence presented by the public prosecutor (District Attorney). It is the grand jury’s determination that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial voted by a grand jury. In order to issue an indictment, the grand jury doesn’t make a determination of guilt, but only the probability that a crime was committed, that the accused person did it and that he/she should be tried. District Attorneys do not present a full case to the grand jury, but often only introduce key facts sufficient to show the probability that the accused committed a crime.

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on presentment of a Grand Jury….” . Therefore grand juries are often used in charging federal crimes. However, states often use a “preliminary hearing” held by a lower court judge or other magistrate in place of a grand jury to determine whether the prosecutor has presented sufficient evidence that the accused has committed a felony. If the judge finds enough evidence that the accused committed a crime, the case will be ordered to be sent to the appropriate court for trial.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

WOW, this is quite the link! Forget the opinion parts, each story has a video so you can see the goofiness with your own eyes!

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/

Bill Holter’s Commentary

So here we have an investment with a finite potential gain and unlimited potential loss being marketed to the public…what could possibly go wrong? Pretty good timing too, don’t you think?

ETF Brings Credit Derivatives Loved by Hedge Funds to Masses
September 9, 2018

After revolutionizing the way investors buy everything from equities to gold, ETFs are now threatening to disrupt the trillion-dollar market in credit derivatives.

A decade on from the financial crisis, a London-based provider of passive products is testing whether the speculative trading strategy has appeal beyond a rarefied group of institutional debt investors.

Tabula Investment Management listed an exchange-traded fund on Sept. 7 that tracks a gauge of credit default swaps on European corporate bonds, joining only a handful of ETFs that offer similar exposure.

The Tabula European Performance Credit UCITS ETF, ticker TCEP, provides a long position in the region’s credit markets by selling protection against default on a group of investment-grade and high-yield companies. The fund earns a coupon with this strategy, though in the event of a default or other credit event, it could be forced to pay out — causing losses.

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Bill brought this up on Saturday. Do you think the US government lied?

Dave

Nearly 10K People Have Gotten Cancer From Toxic 9/11 Dust
August 11, 2018

By Susan Edelman

The city is approaching a terrible milestone — nearly 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic dust and smoke at Ground Zero, The Post has learned.

With the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks a month away, the federal World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders, downtown workers, residents, students and others with cancer deemed 9/11-related.

In all, more than 1,700 responders and others affected have died, including 420 of those stricken with cancer, officials said.

“9/11 is still killing,” said John Feal, an advocate for WTC responders. “Sadly, this fragile community of heroes and survivors is shrinking by the day.”

The number of cancer patients has rapidly risen since the federal program started tracking the disease in 2013.

“We get these referrals 15 to 20 times a week,” said Dr. Michael Crane, medical director of the WTC Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The increase is not surprising. Cancers have various latency periods, typically emerging years after exposure to harmful substances.

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Courtesy of Dave.

Jim

The ‘Never Forget’ mantra of September 11
September 9, 2018

“Never forget.”

This is the mantra. The mantra that is repeated in the wake of every major false flag, every psychologically traumatizing incident that the deep state wishes to become a rallying cry for their next agenda item.

And so it is completely unsurprising that this mantra has been invoked to remind the public of that foundational event of the age of terror, 9/11.

“Never forget,” we are told by the mockingbirds of the establishment press every year come September. And when I say “every year” I mean every / single / year / without / fail. (Well, sometimes it’s a fail, but you get what I mean).

But never forget what? That is the question.

Never forget that false flag terrorism has been used time and time again throughout history to whip up war hysteria among the public? Never forget that the Afghan war and the war of terror in general was based on the lie of 9/11? Never forget that the official government conspiracy theory of 9/11, the 9/11 Commission Report, is a tissue of lies and omissions based on torture testimony that would be inadmissible in any court and is self-contradictory to boot? Never forget that official government cover-ups into the events have relied on outright lies, confiscation and memory holing of key evidence that proves that 9/11 was not the work of the magical cave-dwelling dialysis patient and his band of box-cutter-wielding henchmen?

No, of course not. “Never forget” the officially sanctioned, government-approved lessons of 9/11, silly! That’s what “never forget” means.

Never forget that it was those scary dirty bearded Muslim boogeymen who did 9/11, and it was definitely the Muslims who were cheering the destruction of the Towers, not the Israeli Mossad agents who were there to “document the event.”

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Never say never.

Jim

Get your barter together, it’s coming to our shores soon enough.

JB

Argentines Seek Soup Kitchens, Barter Markets Amid Crisis
September 9, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina –  Men wait outside the metal-grill door of a soup kitchen in a slum, hoping to get a small serving of beef and mashed potatoes. At a barter market on the capital’s outskirts, a woman tries to persuade another to exchange for her granddaughters’ tiny shoes.

Argentines are struggling in crisis in what was once one of the world’s most prosperous nations. Consumer prices are soaring, unemployment is high and the Argentine peso has plunged, bringing back haunting memories of the country’s economic meltdown in 2001 that pushed millions into poverty.

A growing number of people arrive at the “Happy Kids” soup kitchen in the Villa 1-11-14 shantytown, where servers try to stretch out steaming pots of stew because many more than expected are lining up for food.

“The city government gives us money for 440 rations a day, but we’re being forced to prepare smaller portions so that we can cover 600 rations,” said Cintia Garcia, who runs the soup kitchen.

A series of events battered the economy.

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Courtesy of Dave.

Jim

Thank Q? New York Times’ Anon Anti-Trump Tirade Points to Deep State Desperation
September 10, 2018

On September 5th, and by its own account, The New York Times took “the rare step” of publishing an anonymous Op-ed piece. But this was not your ordinary unsigned work of art. The author was said to be a top official in the Trump administration – with a serious ax to grind against the US leader.

In the very opening line of the explosive easy, entitled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” the writer drops a veritable bomb by alleging: “I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

A bit later, he – assuming the closeted author identifies as male – says “many of the senior officials in [Trump’s] own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

And as if to preempt the predictable claim that the piece was drafted by a shady member of the ‘deep state,’ the writer had that base covered: “This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.”

Well, that’s certainly ironic. This dauntless freedom fighter expects us to believe he is part of the same “steady state” that drafts diatribes against the US Commander-in-Chief. You know, because the good old ‘steady state’ doesn’t want to rock the boat or anything crazy like that.

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Contagion is on its way in the currency market. Powell of the US Fed is fanning a fire with no tool to put out. It is possible he does not even know, but this locomotive of Yama all sits on a firm dollar, at the most inappropriate time. It is the Synthetic Dollar Short coming home to destroy all in its path. When is NOW!

Courtesy of JB.

Jim

Momentum Structural Analysis
August 22, 2018

Brazilian Real (forex)

0.34 0.32 0.30 0.28 0.26 0.24 0.22

.2447 last

This is a focal point in the emerging market arena. And the clock is now ticking against the bears.

We’ve also looked at quarterly momentum (longer-term than this 3-mo. avg. momentum chart), but both render essentially the same levels overhead that would indicate a possible turn. First, some features.

Monthly momentum’s upper standard deviation band dropped below the zero line (oversold status) three months ago and a stall set in. Except for the recent price probe below the .25 level, the action was confined in a range for over ten weeks (.25 to .27). That was the initial effect of the brakes being applied. During that stall, momentum readings ran up to the multi-point downtrend and marked the line again.

Now, with the marginal new price chart lows below .25, momentum is not confirming the action. Barring some total implosion, this drop to new price lows looks as if it will generate a non-confirmed monthly momentum situation.

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This was brought up on Saturday.

Dave

9/11 Truth: The Mysterious Collapse Of WTC Seven
September 05, 2018

[originally published by Global Research in September 2009]

At 5:21 in the afternoon of 9/11, almost seven hours after the Twin Towers had come down, Building 7 of the World Trade Center also came down. The collapse of this building was from the beginning considered a mystery. [1]

The same should have been true, to be sure, of the collapse of the Twin Towers. But they had been hit by planes, which had ignited big fires in them, and many people assumed this combination of causes to be sufficient to explain why they came down.

But WTC 7 had not been hit by a plane, so it was apparently the first steel-framed high-rise building in the known universe to have collapsed because of fire alone. New York Times writer James Glanz quoted a structural engineer as saying: “[W]ithin the structural engineering community, [WTC 7] is considered to be much more important to understand [than the Twin Towers],” because engineers had no answer to the question, “why did 7 come down?” [2]

From a purely scientific perspective, of course, there would have been an obvious answer. Scientists, presupposing the regularity of nature, operate on the principle that like effects generally imply like causes. Scientists are, therefore, loathe to posit unprecedented causes for common phenomena. By 9/11, the collapse of steel-framed high-rises had become a rather common phenomenon, which most Americans had seen on television. And in every one of these cases, the building had been brought down by explosives in the process known as controlled demolition. From a scientific perspective, therefore, the obvious assumption would have been that WTC 7 came down because explosives had been used to remove its steel supports.

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Jim, you and Bill warned them! Did they listen?

Dave

Ethereum Plummets After Co-Founder Buterin Says Days Of Explosive Growth Are Over
September 8, 2018

The pain for ethereum fans has been relentless in 2018, with the cryptocurrency sliding more than 80% from its January highs.

Then, moments ago even more pain was unleashed by an unlikely source after Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s 24 year old co-founder, said that “the days of explosive growth in the blockchain industry have likely come and gone now the average person is aware of its existence.”

In an interview with Bloomberg at an Ethereum and blockchain conference in Hong Kong, Buterin said that “the blockchain space is getting to the point where there’s a ceiling in sight. If you talk to the average educated person at this point, they probably have heard of blockchain at least once.” What this means is that “there isn’t an opportunity for yet another 1,000-times growth in anything in the space anymore.”

Commenting on the first six or seven years of growth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, Buterin said that it was dependent on marketing and trying to get wider adoption, but “that strategy is getting close to hitting a dead end.”

Instead, the co-founder of the second most valuable cryptocurrency said that the next growth phase will be getting people who are already interested in cryptocurrencies to be involved in a more in-depth way: “Go from just people being interested to real applications of real economic activity”, a point he has made regularly in the past even as he frequently slammed the stratospheric growth observed in cryptocurrencies in 2017, if not so much 2018.

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What Happened On The Planes On September 11, 2001? The 9/11 Cell Phone Calls. The 9/11 Commission “Script” Was Fabricated
September 04, 2018

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This article was first published on August 10, 2004 under the title More Holes in the Official Story: The 9/11 Cell Phone Calls, it was published  (Chapter XVIII) in my book entitled “America’s War on Terrorism”, Global Research, Montreal, 2005. Some of the hyperlinks (2001-2004 references) pertaining to some of the quotations are unfortunately no longer active.

“We Have Some Planes”

The  9/11 Commission’s Report provides an almost visual description of the Arab hijackers. It depicts in minute detail events occurring inside the cabin of the four hijacked planes.

In the absence of surviving passengers, this “corroborating evidence”, was based on passengers’ cell and air phone conversations with their loved ones. According to the Report, the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) was only recovered in the case of one of the flights (UAL 93).

Focusing on the personal drama of the passengers, the Commission has built much of its narrative around the phone conversations. The Arabs are portrayed with their knives and box cutters, scheming in the name of Allah, to bring down the planes and turn them “into large guided missiles” (Report, Chapter 1).

The Technology of Wireless Transmission

The Report conveys the impression that cell phone ground-to-air communication from high altitude was of reasonably good quality, and that there was no major impediment or obstruction in wireless transmission.

Some of the conversations were with onboard air phones, which contrary to the cell phones provide for good quality transmission. The report does not draw a clear demarcation between the two types of calls.

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Courtesy of GG.

Jim

The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan
September 5 2018

Years of doomsday talk at Silicon Valley dinner parties has turned to action.

In recent months, two 150-ton survival bunkers journeyed by land and sea from a Texas warehouse to the shores of New Zealand, where they’re buried 11 feet underground.

Seven Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have purchased bunkers from Rising S Co. and planted them in New Zealand in the past two years, said Gary Lynch, the manufacturer’s general manager. At the first sign of an apocalypse — nuclear war, a killer germ, a French Revolution-style uprising targeting the 1 percent — the Californians plan to hop on a private jet and hunker down, he said.

“New Zealand is an enemy of no one,” Lynch said in an interview from his office in Murchison, Texas, southeast of Dallas. “It’s not a nuclear target. It’s not a target for war. It’s a place where people seek refuge.”

The remote island nation, clinging to the southern part of the globe 2,500 miles off Australia’s coast, has 4.8 million people and six times as many sheep. It has a reputation for natural beauty, easy networking, low-key politicians who bike to work, and rental prices half those of the San Francisco Bay Area. That makes it an increasingly popular destination not only for those fretting about impending dystopia, but for tech entrepreneurs seeking incubators for nurturing startups.

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