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    I find the following comment, taken from a longer article BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION 2.0: AMERIKA REBOOTED, to be quite interesting and relevant to understanding the Trump presidency (though, sorry turiya, perhaps not in agreement with the primary views on this thread):

    Donald Trump For President

    A carefully crafted plan was created to use Donald Trump as a catalyst in the final months of this plan to create a second Bolshevik style take down, this time America.

    I am already on record in three articles before the election saying Donald Trump is an insider and the “Trump” card to be used to bring down America.

    Trump was used to capture the white vote, while also bringing in anyone who wished for a return to the days when “America Was Great.”

    That’s why Trump’s promises seemed too good to be true.

    What Trump is really about, is polarizing the country while feigning impotence, as the media and political authorities attack him in a way never before happening in America. Some of the division and forming of dialectics caused, or exacerbated, by the Trump Presidency are:
    • Republicans against Democrat
    • Whites against Blacks
    • Right against Left
    • Reason against Irrational
    • Politically correct against Free Speech
    • Hate Speech against Free Speech
    • Constitutional against whimsical Democracy
    • Productive against the Non Productive
    These are powerful dialectics and they are gaining energy (being stretched apart).

    Dialectics growing in size eventually burst, possibly destabilizing the social structures of this already weaken culture and giving those seeking chaos as a means to revolution an opening.
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    “Americans have always been blind to the next turning until after it fully arrives.
    So… what is the Fourth Turning?
    “This is an era in which America’s institutional life is torn down and rebuilt from the ground up—always in response to a perceived threat to the nation’s very survival. Civic authority revives, cultural expression finds a community purpose, and people begin to locate themselves as members of a larger group. In every instance, Fourth Turnings have eventually become new “founding moments” in America’s history, refreshing and redefining the national identity.”
    Sound familiar?

    This is another way of describing the Great American Reset.

    The article points out that the rise of “The Grey Champion” occurs just as the Fourth Turning enters its crisis phase. Please don’t dismiss the election of Trump in this context. It explains a great deal about the cycles of history and how they are repeating before our very eyes.

    The "Grey Champion" isn't necessarily just one individual, it could be more than one, it could be a group... One thing is that whoever it is, will appear to be against the status quo.

    By the way, I've heard Bernie now praises Donald Trump for his ability to win the election. Note the New York Post Headline / Article below...

    Bernie Sanders heaps praise on Donald Trump -- NY Post


    PART 2
    In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I will ponder possible Grey Champion prophet generation leaders who could arise during the regeneracy.

    The nearly seven year reign of Barack Obama has resulted in furthering wealth inequality, in spite of his socialistic rhetoric. Notwithstanding his Nobel Peace Prize, military spending is at all-time highs and we are engaged in actual and proxy wars across the Middle East and in the Ukraine. Race relations have never been worse. Poverty levels have never been worse. Real median household income is lower than it was in 1989. Real hourly wages are at 50 year lows. Home ownership has plunged to 50 year lows, as middle class workers have been kicked out of their homes and young people are saddled with so much student loan debt and bleak job opportunities they will never have an opportunity to own. The ownership society pushed by Clinton and Bush, with the proliferation of Wall Street created “exotic” subprime mortgages, peddled to people incapable of paying their mortgages, blew up the world in 2008, and the fall out will last for decades.

    Meanwhile, Wall Street banks have reaped $700 billion of ill-gotten profits since 2010 as the Federal Reserve has handed them trillions of interest free funds to gamble with, while rigging the financial markets, and paying their executives obscene bonuses. The hubris and arrogance of the Wall Street titans is appalling, as they buy politicians, write toothless financial regulations (Dodd Frank) for their bought off politicians to pass, report fraudulent financial results with the stamp of approval from the FASB, blatantly rig interest rate, currency, stock and commodities markets, and use deception and propaganda to distract and mislead the public through their corporate media mouthpieces – dependent upon Wall Street advertising revenue to thrive.

    And still, Obama has not prosecuted one banker for the largest control fraud in world history, as he assumed the role of useful puppet to the vested financial interests. I’m sure he will be paid handsomely after he leaves office in 2017, just as Bill Clinton, Alan Greenspan, and Ben Bernanke have been richly rewarded by their Deep State benefactors for a job well done.

    Illegal immigrants are pouring over our borders with encouragement from the Obama administration. Obamacare has proven to be a giveaway to health insurance conglomerates, hospital corporations, and drug companies, as insurance costs are driven higher, care deteriorates, and deficits soar ever higher. The welfare state has grown to immense proportions, with 46 million Americans remaining on food stamps, proving the reported unemployment rate of 5.1% to be a fraud. The labor participation rate of 62.6% is at levels last seen in 1977 and far below the 67.1% rate achieved from 1997 through 2000. The politicians and corporate media applaud $600 billion deficits as an achievement, while 10,000 Boomers turning 65 per day is guaranteed to drive future deficits back over $1 trillion per year.

    Laurence Kotlikoff, economics professor at Boston University, reveals the truth about our true fiscal mess. Our unfunded liabilities are too damn big and our current deficits are a lie:
    “I told them the real (2014) deficit was $5 trillion, not the $500 billion or $300 billion or whatever it was announced to be this year. Almost all the liabilities of the government are being kept off the books by bogus accounting. The government is 58% underfinanced. Social Security is 33% underfinanced. So, the entire government enterprise is in worse fiscal shape than Social Security is, but they are both in terrible shape. So, how much is America on the hook for in the future? If you take all the expenditures that the government is expected to make, as projected by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), all the spending on defense, repairing the roads, paying for the Supreme Court Justices’ salaries, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, everything and take all those expenditures into the future and compare that to all the taxes that are projected to come in, and the difference is $210 trillion. That’s the fiscal gap. That’s our true debt.
    We now know for sure Barack Obama is not the Grey Champion of this Fourth Turning. He has only worsened the three core elements of this Crisis – debt, civic decay, and global disorder. Since his ascension to power, U.S. and global debt has expanded at an astounding rate never seen in world history. Class, race, political and cultural divides have grown to vast proportions. The world is exploding in violence, refugees flooding over borders, civil wars, proxy wars, riots, currency wars and economic depressions caused by U.S. military interventions and monetary policies.

    The world is becoming increasingly chaotic and the American people are seeking a leader who can bring order, make tough decisions, and capture the zeitgeist of this moment in history. They are in search of a prophet generation (Boomer) Grey Champion, whose arrival marks the moment of darkness, adversity and peril as the Fourth Turning careens towards its climax. The Grey Champion doesn’t necessarily have to be a good person, but they must lead and display tremendous confidence in their cause and path. Franklin, Lincoln, and FDR have many detractors, but during their Fourth Turnings, they most certainly led, casting aside obstacles (sometimes illegally) and enduring dark days and bleak prospects for success. Is there someone of that stature ready to lead the American people now?

    Grey Champion?

    “Americans have always been blind to the next turning until after it fully arrives.

    Most of today’s adult Americans grew up in a society whose citizens dreamed of perpetually improving outcomes: better jobs, fatter wallets, stronger government, finer culture, nicer families, smarter kids, all the usual fruits of progress. Today, deep into the Third Turning, these goals feel like they are slipping away. Many of us wish we could rewind time, but we know we can’t – and we fear for our children and grandchildren.

    Many Americans wish that, somehow, they could bring back a saecular spring now. But seasons don’t work that way. As in nature, a saecular autumn can be warm or cool, long or short, but the leaves will surely fall. The saecular winter can hurry or wait, but history warns that it will surely be upon us.

    We may not wish the Grey Champion to come again – but come he must, and come he will.”
    The Fourth TurningStrauss & Howe – 1997
    When Strauss and Howe wrote these words eighteen years ago, halfway through the Unraveling, the American Dream was already turning into a nightmare. Perpetually improving outcomes have turned into a perpetually declining standard of living for most Americans. Fear for the futures of our children and grandchildren were warranted. Millennials have been lured into and enslaved by $1.3 trillion of student loan debt, left with limited job opportunities and low pay, priced out of the housing market, and handed a $200 trillion bill by their elders. Despite factual data showing that default rates on for-profit student loans were even three times as high as subprime mortgages in the early 2000s, the government took over the student loan market in 2009 and proceeded to dole out $500 billion (taxpayer money) in new debt over the next six years to anyone that could fog a mirror and scribble an X on a loan document.

    The criminal enterprises known as for profit colleges such as: University of Phoenix, Corinthian, ITT Tech, Strayer, and Devry, have absconded with the money, provided dreadful education, graduated about 20% of enrollees, and left millions of suckers with billions of debt. With default rates now exceeding 50%, students are angry, demanding relief from their own stupidity. Hard working taxpayers who have struggled to put themselves and their kids through college are angry they will foot the bill for defaults that anyone with a high school diploma could see would happen. Trust in the government’s decision making process and motives have been rightfully shattered.

    It is clear the Obama administration purposely enslaved young people in debt to artificially lower the unemployment rate for political purposes. The issuance of colossal amounts of subprime auto loan debt (begun by Ally Financial when it was owned by the Federal government) has also been politically motivated to artificially increase GDP figures and pump up the financial results of the US automakers (GM, Chrysler) saved with taxpayer funds in 2009. There are no free markets left. Everything is manipulated for a political reason or to benefit a particular constituent. The average American pays the price, while the connected .1% are further enriched.

    When young people protested against the true enemies of the people on Wall Street in 2011, they were maced, beaten, tear gassed, trampled by horses and imprisoned by the enforcers of the surveillance police state. The working middle class has seen their real wages stagnate for the last 50 years, as the dollar was unpegged from gold, politicians were free to run up the national debt with no short term consequences, and citizens were turned into consumers through media propaganda, the peddling of debt by Wall Street, and the complete and utter failure of our educational system.

    While working class Americans have seen no advancement in their real wages in almost a half century, the cost of their food, energy, education, healthcare, housing, and taxes have risen astronomically. It is no coincidence the Wall Street bankers stepped in to offer prodigious levels of consumer debt in the form of credit card, mortgage and auto loans to allow Americans to pretend their standard of living hasn’t fallen. Excessive levels of debt leads to excessive profits for the moneyed interests. The last 35 years have been a grand national delusion.

    Trust in the economic system, financial markets, political parties, mainstream media, and generational social contract has been destroyed. Rampant irresponsible fraud, abuse, deception, and deceit by the moneyed interests, lackey politicians, their government apparatchiks, media mouthpieces, and legal system have shattered the illusion the establishment is looking out for your best interests. The revelations by Edward Snowden of illegal mass surveillance, militarization of local police forces, military exercises in US cities, attempts to roll back the 2nd Amendment, and trying to control the internet has revealed the true nature of the corporate fascist state. The disintegration of trust began slowly after 9/11 but accelerated rapidly over the last three years. Our leaders have done the exact opposite of what needed to be done after 2008. Everything they have implemented has failed. The average American is worse off than they were in 2009 at the depths of the recession.

    The highly educated, white collar, sociopath masters of the universe have captured the levers of power in this country. The world is enthralled and mesmerized by a gray haired academic troll-like figure who will ascend her monetary throne and pronounce whether her and her fellow central bank lackeys will raise an obscure inconsequential interest rate from 0% to .25%. This is nothing but a meaningless diversion as her owners (Wall Street banks), their corporate brethren, captured politicians, pliable judiciary, and media mouthpieces rig the financial markets to enrich themselves while impoverishing the masses and drowning current and future generations in un-payable debt. Harry Markopolos, who uncovered Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, while the SEC and criminal co-conspirator Wall Street bankers willfully ignored the blatant easily identifiable fraud, captures the essence of why trust in our economic, financial, regulatory, political, judicial and journalistic systems has collapsed:
    “Government has coddled, accepted, and ignored white collar crime for too long. It is time the nation woke up and realized that it’s not the armed robbers or drug dealers who cause the most economic harm, it’s the white collar criminals living in the most expensive homes who have the most impressive resumes who harm us the most. They steal our pensions, bankrupt our companies, and destroy thousands of jobs, ruining countless lives.”Harry Markopolos, Congressional Testimony
    The men who retain the levers of power are the same men who were in command when the Crisis struck in 2008. They are even more powerful and rich today than prior to the financial collapse provoked by their unbridled greed and avarice. They believed they could engineer a recovery by promoting confidence in the Wall Street banks through the issuance of prodigious amounts of debt to solve a crisis caused by too much debt. Total debt outstanding in the U.S. rose from $52 trillion in 2009 to $59 trillion today, at the behest of the government and their Federal Reserve cohorts.

    While rational thinking Americans have continued to pay down their mortgage debt and reduce credit card usage, the Federal government through their insolvent (if using mark to market accounting) entities Fannie and Freddie, along with their monopoly on student loan issuance, and their massive deficit spending, have accounted for more than 100% of the $7 trillion increase. Total global debt approaches $230 trillion, up approximately $70 trillion since the crisis began.

    The mood change in the country is palpable as economic misery besets the middle class; race wars break out in urban ghettos across the land; push back against the police state intensifies; distrust of a rigged financial system keeps people out of the market; young people are priced out of the housing market by Wall Street price manipulation; productive good paying jobs dwindle; government bureaucrats prove themselves inept at everything they attempt; illegal immigrants pour over the southern border overwhelming the social safety net when it is already stretched thin; and faith in both political parties is close to zero. The regeneracy has been delayed, but this has allowed the anger, bitterness, and dismay with the government to grow to staggering proportions. The country is growing desperate for someone to lead. Ignoring the debt, civic decay and global disorder is no longer acceptable. It’s time for someone to step forward and tell the people the truth.
    “Soon after the catalyst, a national election will produce a sweeping political realignment, as one faction or coalition capitalizes on a new public demand for decisive action. Republicans, Democrats, or perhaps a new party will decisively win the long partisan tug of war. This new regime will enthrone itself for the duration of the Crisis. Regardless of its ideology, that new leadership will assert public authority and demand private sacrifice. Where leaders had once been inclined to alleviate societal pressures, they will now aggravate them to command the nation’s attention. The regeneracy will be solidly under way.”The Fourth TurningStrauss & Howe – 1997
    The Grey Champion is likely to be elevated through an election, but it isn’t a requirement. Ben Franklin and Samuel Adams were the intellectual and firebrand Grey Champions of the American Revolution. They inspired the revolutionaries through writings and oratory. Lincoln and FDR were elected Grey Champions, but Lincoln only won 40% of the popular vote in a four way race, while FDR won in a landslide with 57% of the vote over Hoover. It was clear Lincoln didn’t have a mandate, as Southern states began seceding after his election. No one can argue Franklin, Adams, Lincoln or FDR united everyone in a common cause. They actually aggravated the societal pressures that had been ignored or deferred by their predecessors. Compromise was not an option for these men. They were going to lead based upon their own criteria. You were either with them or against them. And many were against them.

    It is widely believed only 20% of colonial Americans were strong supporters of the American Revolution, with 20% Loyalists, and the rest sitting on the fence. Franklin’s own son remained a Loyalist throughout the fight. Half the country departed the Union upon Lincoln’s election and his support in the North was lukewarm at best. Lincoln captured 55% of the vote in the 1864 election, with only northern states voting. Even though FDR won landslide popular vote victories in 1932 and 1936, his detractors and enemies were many. FDR’s confiscation of gold and antagonism toward big business convinced a number of wealthy businessmen to approach General Smedley Butler to lead a coup against FDR and install a fascist regime to run the country. So, it is clear Grey Champions are not universally loved or supported. They have the ability to ignore the complexity of life and focus on one simple imperative: society must prevail.

    Until three months ago the 2016 presidential election was in control of the establishment. The Party was putting forth their chosen crony capitalist figureheads – Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. They are hand-picked known controllable entities who will not upset the existing corrupt system. They are equally acceptable to Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve, the military industrial complex, the sickcare industry, mega-corporate America, the moneyed interests, and the never changing government apparatchiks. The one party system is designed to give the appearance of choice, while in reality there is no difference between the policies of the two heads of one party and their candidate products. But now Donald Trump has stormed onto the scene from the reality TV world to tell the establishment – You’re Fired!!!

    As Hillary’s crimes and lies catch up to her and Jeb Bush drowns in a sea of irrelevance, low energy, and passionless rhetoric, Trump and Bernie Sanders have surged ahead in the polls. The country is tired of the Clinton and Bush dynasties. They are tired of the existing ruling authority. My initial reaction to Trump’s entering the presidential race was scorn. He’s a bloviating, egocentric, self-promoting, reality TV parody of himself. After seeing him in action for the last three months it has become apparent the country deserves a president like Trump.

    He represents everything we’ve become as a nation. Sound bites, no substance, self-involved, boastful, and in constant attack mode are the qualities necessary to lead America today. Facebook twitter nation merits a president like Trump. Bill Clinton playing sax on Arsenio and Obama’s weekly guest appearances on the Daily Show or Jimmy Fallon Show has already tainted and made a mockery of the office of the president.

    Trump was born in 1946 putting him in the Boomer Prophet generation, so he fits the mold of Grey Champion from a generational perspective. Hillary and Jeb are also Boomers, with Sanders from the Silent generation. Trump has struck a nerve with a wide swath of middle class America with his anti-illegal immigration rhetoric, disdain for the elitist mainstream media, unflinching assessment of his second string GOP opponents, and exuberant confidence in his own abilities.

    Building a wall on our southern border, going after billionaire hedge fund managers, cutting government spending, and negotiating trade deals that don’t ship American jobs overseas, are resonating with fed up households across America. Some polls show Trump with significant support among blacks and Hispanics. The linear thinking supporters of the status quo are flabbergasted and outraged by Trump’s popularity. The ruling classes never anticipate the mood shift of the peasants as they look down on the masses from their gated estates and penthouse suites. The country is looking for someone who can tear down the entire fetid, corrupt, rotting structure.

    The moneyed interests are still betting on Hillary or Jeb, but they are getting nervous. There is still time for them to pull the old Ross Perot play by threatening Trump or his family with harm or making him an offer he can’t refuse in financial terms. But, with the Middle East awash in blood, refugees flooding into Europe, China experiencing an epic meltdown, oil producing countries suffering depressions, emerging market economic systems collapsing under the weight of unpayable promises, the Federal Reserve panicked as recession approaches with interest rates at zero bound, and stock, bond and real estate bubbles approaching the inescapable pin, the stars are aligning for a 2nd crisis more perilous and catastrophic than the 2008 catalyst event. The onset of phase two of this Crisis in 2016 will produce a populace more desperate, less trusting of the establishment and likely to turn towards someone like Trump, in despair.

    No matter who is elected in November 2016, there is no turning back. Winter is here and Spring is many years away. Grim times will befall the world. The potential for tragic consequences is growing by the day. The storm clouds are gathering on the horizon. There will certainly be famine, chaos, death, destruction, and war. Let’s pray our Grey Champion can lead us through the valley of death to a new High.

    “The risk of catastrophe will be very high. The nation could erupt into insurrection or civil violence, crack up geographically, or succumb to authoritarian rule. If there is a war, it is likely to be one of maximum risk and effort – in other words, a total war. Every Fourth Turning has registered an upward ratchet in the technology of destruction, and in mankind’s willingness to use it.” – Strauss & Howe – The Fourth Turning
    In Part 3 I will try to assess which channels of distress are likely to burst forth with the molten ingredients of this Fourth Turning, and lastly make some educated guesses about potential climaxes.

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    The 4th Turning, as you put it, will continue with or without Trump - I see Trump as more the catalyst for it happening - it is simply where we as a race "are at" - a major turning point for sure - IMO

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    Quote Posted by KiwiElf (here)
    The 4th Turning, as you put it, will continue with or without Trump - I see Trump as more the catalyst for it happening - it is simply where we as a race "are at" - a major turning point for sure - IMO
    Agree Kiwi, Trump came along at the right time. All of what Paul lays out was put in place before Trump came along. When he entered the Oval Office, his presence simply was the trigger for the pent-up emotions to start to unravel... Its a cycle that was ready to be put in motion regardless. I'm just glad that Trump is stitting in that seat rather than anybody else.
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    Cabal continues to lose its footing...
    De-Dollarization Continues, More Countries
    Pivot Away From The Dollar - Episode 1397a

    (Oct 10, 2017)
    _______Relevant Articles_______


    • The first deputy governor of Russia’s central bank, Sergei Shvetsov, has said that Bank of Russia will support efforts to block access to external websites selling cryptocurrencies in the country.
    • Shvetsov, speaking at a conference on October 10, cited the “unreasonably high risks” involved in cryptocurrency investment as a reason for the proposed measure, adding: “We cannot give direct and easy access to such dubious instruments for retail (investors),” Reuters reports.
    • Bank of Russia will be working with the country’s general prosecutor to block all exchanges offering Russians the opportunity to buy and sell cryptocurrency.
    Source: southfront.org

    London House Prices Are Falling – Time to Buckle Up
    • London house prices fall in September: first time in eight years
      – High-end London property fell by 3.2% in year
      – House sales down by over a very large one-third
      – Global Real Estate Bubble Index – see table
      – Brexit, rising inflation and political uncertainty causing many buyers to back away from market
      – U.K. housing stock worth record £6.8 trillion, almost 1.5 times value of LSE and more than the value of all the gold in world
    Source: goldcore.com

    NYC Foreclosures Surge 79%; Most Since 2009
    • Still, it does seem odd that the commercial real estate market in NYC is collapsing at the same time that residential foreclosures are surging to levels not seen since the 2009 crisis. As Property Shark points out today, foreclosures across NYC surged 79% YoY in Q3 2017, to 859, and remain at the highest levels since the ‘great recession.’
    • All 5 boroughs registered increases in the number of homes scheduled for auction, though Staten Island, the Bronx, and Brooklyn saw numbers skyrocket compared to Q3 2016, up 264%, 145% and 118%, respectively.
    Source: zerohedge.com

    IMF Upgrades Global Growth Outlook But Singles Out Britain As A “Notable Exception”
    • Confirming the shift to a more optimistic worldview by IMF unveiled last week by Christine Lagarde, in its latest World Economic Outlook released on Tuesday, the IMF raised its 2017 and 2018 GDP growth forecast for the U.S., China, euro area and Japan as follows:
    • Global GDP to expand 3.6% in 2017 and 3.7% in 2018, up from July estimates for 3.5% this year and 3.6% next
    • U.S. to grow 2.2% this year, up from July est. of 2.1%
      • U.S. to grow 2.3% in 2018, up from July est. of 2.1%
    • Buried in the report there was this warning from IMF Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld: A closer look suggests that the global recovery may not be sustainable – not all countries are participating, inflation often remains below target with weak wage growth, and the medium-term outlook still disappoints in many parts of the world.“
    • And while the IMF was quite optimistic on the rest of the world, it singled Britain out as a “notable exception” to an improving global economic outlook on Tuesday, as it cut its forecast for UK growth and said the long-term negative effects of Brexit were beginning to show.
    Source: zerohedge.com

    CONFIRMED: Turkey and Iran to conduct bilateral trade in national currencies
    • In yet another sign that Turkey’s Eurasian pivot is about cold hard economics, rather than more fleeting ideological concerns, Turkey and Iran have officially announced that future bilateral trade will be conducted in Iranian Rial and Turkish Lira. This represents yet another blow to Dollar hegemony, as countries ranging from Russia, China and Venezuela, begin exploring trading options that are not dependant on the United States.
    • This gives the two countries the potential to treble the current level of bilateral trade which stands at $10 billion per annum, up to $30 billion.
    • A global effort among countries whose economies aren’t directly tied in to the US financial and monetary systems, to drop the Dollar and begin trading in local and regional currencies, has long been a priority among states that are effectively getting ripped off by Dollar derived exchange rates and practices.
    Source: theduran.com
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    Fighting In Syria And Iraq - Episode 1397b

    (Oct 10, 2017)
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    Geopolitical/Police State

    Spain Responds: Considers Puigdemont Speech Declaration Of Independence, “Expected To Apply Article 155”
    • The Catalan parliament met Tuesday afternoon. Catalonia president asked parliament to suspend the effects of Catalonia voting “yes” for independence to hold talks with Spain.However, Puigdemont still maintains the legality of the October 1 referendum in Catalonia, stating Catalans had “won their right to become an independent country.”For now, Puigdemont seeks dialogue with Madrid.“the Rajoy government will take measures, and is expected to apply Article 155 of the Constitution.“
    • That, as readers are aware by now, is the so-called “nuclear option”, one which would entail Spain seizing control of the separatist province, potentially leading to even more violence and even more demands for independence.
    Source: zerohedge.com

    Catalonian Referendum Sparks Separatist Hopes on Finnish Archipelago
    • The Catalonians’ overwhelming “yes” vote for independence from Spain has triggered dreams of sovereignty across Europe. On the Finnish archipelago of Åland, the controversial referendum has evoked hopes of widening the autonomy the islanders currently enjoy, with more ambitious goals to follow.
    Source: sputniknews.com

    Lavrov: Russia insists on return of its diplomatic property ‘illegally seized’ by US
    • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Moscow insists on the return of its diplomatic properties “illegally seized” by the US, warning of legal consequences and possible retaliation.
    Source: rt.com


    North Korea Hackers Steal War Plans, Kim Jong-Un Assassination Details
    • following news from the BBC that North Korea hackers have reportedly stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.
    • According to South Korean lawmaker Rhee Cheol-hee – a member of South Korea’s ruling party who sits on its parliament’s defence committee – the compromised documents, which were stolen from the country’s defense ministry, include wartime contingency plans created by the US and South Korea, and also include reports to the allies’ senior commanders. Plans for the South’s special forces are also said to have been accessed, along with information on significant power plants and military facilities in the South.
    Source: zerohedge.com

    US Sends Nuclear Submarine To Korean Peninsula For More Military Drills
    • As US forces prepare to join their South Korean partners for yet another round of the military exercises that North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un is so fond of, the US has sent a nuclear-powered sub to participate.
    • The nuclear-powered submarine Michigan will arrive in the Korean port city of Busan, situated in the southern part of the country, by the end of the week, according to Bloomberg, which cited local media reports.
    • The sub will conduct joint drills with the US aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters off the peninsula next week.
    • With North Korea celebrating the founding of the country’s ruling Communist Party on Oct. 10, US and South Korean defense officials are anticipating that the country could launch another provocative missile test as soon as tonight.
    • the USS Ronald Reagan is presently making a scheduled refueling stop in Hong Kong but is expected to return to the peninsula shortly.
    Source: zerohedge.com

    Erdogan hopes to extent Turk Stream gas pipeline to Serbia
    • The Turkish President has spoken of cooperation with Serbia during an address in Belgrade.
    • Turkey expects the Turkish Stream gas pipeline will be extended to Serbia, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is in Belgrade, said Tuesday.
    • “The Turkish Stream is a very important project, now it passes through the Black Sea, then through our territory it will be laid to Europe. We continue to discuss all issues related to it with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,” Erdogan said.
    • “Our desire is for the gas to get to Europe as soon as possible, and I believe that Putin is also positively looking at it.
    Source: theduran.com

    Libya on alert after murder of four tribal peacekeepers
    • Libya woke up to the news Sept. 29 of a heinous crime in which four men from the country’s largest tribe had been murdered as they were driving back home from the town of Mizda, south of Tripoli, to Bani Walid in the west of the country. The murder had a criminal motive and not a political one [as initially thought]. We identified the perpetrator, and we are now working on handing him over to the office of the prosecutor general in Tripoli.”
    Source: al-monitor.com

    Russian Air Force destroys IS economic infrastructure in Syria
    • Militants of the Islamic State (IS, terror group, outlawed in Russia) no longer have sources of financing in Syria for purchasing weapons and ammunition and recruiting mercenaries – the group’s economic infrastructure in that country has been destroyed,
    • “The Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed the economic infrastructure of ISIL in Syria and foil any attempts by terrorists to resume the production and illegal sale of hydrocarbons in Syria. ISIL no longer has the sources of financing for purchasing weapons and ammunition and recruiting mercenaries in Syria,” he said.
    Source: almasdarnews.come:

    Breaking: US Caught Faking War on ISIS as Terrorists Moved by US into Syria
    • The US-led coalition, which is simulating the fight against ISIS, primarily in Iraq, sees all this but continues to supposedly actively fight against ISIS, for some reason in Syria,” the spokesman said.
    • The statement stressed that in the US-led coalition’s area of responsibility in the western part of Iraq, where Russian jets are not engaging terrorists, the area under IS control is already “several times larger than in Syria” and continues to expand. Russia believes that IS is using this springboard in Iraq to transfer fighters into Syria.
    • The rate of US-led strikes against ISIS targets in Iraq has sharply decreased as Syrian forces close in on IS positions in Deir ez-Zor province, the Defense Ministry said, citing the open data provided by the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.
    • In some cases, Konashenkov noted, US-led planes reduced their daily intensity of attacks on ISIS targets in Iraq by five times compared to the engagement in Syria.
    • “The timing of this decrease in intensity of [the US-led] strikes in Iraq, in a strange way, coincided with the transfer of ISIS [militants] to Deir ez-Zor from the border areas of Iraq, who are now trying to gain a foothold on the eastern bank of the Euphrates,” Konashenkov said.
    Source: veteranstoday.com

    False Flags

    • In the week following the Las Vegas massacre, the carefully crafted narrative presented by the mainstream media has been incredibly difficult to choke down, especially to those who constantly seek the truth. But the truth is, the narrative is changing again, and it’s becoming even more unbelievable.
    • Late yesterday, the Clark County Sheriff, Joe Lombardo, once again altered the timeline.
    Now the gunman allegedly opened fire on a security guard six minutes before he unleashed the massacre. Officials had previously claimed that Paddock, 64, shot Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos only after Paddock had started shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country-music festival from his 32nd-floor hotel suite on Oct. 1. –Zerohedge
    • This is incredibly important because officials originally credited Campos with stopping the shooting and taking a bullet to the leg. And now the authorities don’t actually know why Paddock suddenly stopped his attack on the crowd below.
    • As part of the constantly changing story, officials are now saying that police officers who rushed to the hotel room when the shooting began didn’t know a hotel security guard had been shot “until they met him in the hallway after exiting the elevator,”
    Source: dailysheeple.com
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    James O'Keefe ... on exposing the New York Times....

    O'Keefe Strikes Again, Catches NYT Editors On Hidden Camera: "Targeting Trump's Buinesses, His Dumb F**k Of A Son"

    "I'd target his businesses, his dumb **** of a son, Donald Jr., and Eric...Target that. Get people to boycott going to his hotels. He cares about his business more than he cares about being President. He would resign. Or he'd lash out and do something incredibly illegal, which he would have to."
    • Oct 10, 2017 12:15 PM
    American Pravda, NYT Part I – Slanting
    the News & A Bizarre Comey Connection

    (Oct 10, 2017)
    O'Keefe Drops Part 2: NYT Editor Brags About Colluding With YouTube To Push Political Agenda

    "Let's say something ends up on the YouTube front page, New York Times freaks out about it, but they don't know it's just because my friends curate the front page."
    • Oct 11, 2017 3:45 PM
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    Social Media & Manipulating the New

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    David Knight covers exposing the FBI-ISIS terrorist agenda.... which underlies the Las Vegas shooting event...

    REAL NEWS • David Knight (FULL SHOW) Thursday
    10/12/17: Steve Milloy, James Wesley Rawels

    (Oct 12, 2017)
    @JulianAssange Replying to @RedactedTonight — Almost all “terror” plots are created by the FBI as part of its business model.

    Jeff & Jay Weidner - How & Why Paddock May Not
    Have Fired A Shot And Why And How He Was Executed

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    Declaring War against the Swamp Dwellers...

    Steve Bannon:
    "We're in the 'Valley of Decision'. This is the fourth great turning in American history.
    1. - We've had the Revolution.
    2. - We've had the Civil War.
    3. - We've had the Great Depression of World War2.
    4. - This is the Fourth.
    And in that Valley of Decision, we're going to be one thing or another - It's going to take 5 - 10 - 15 - 20 - 25 years to go through this. But we're going to be one thing or the other on the other side of it. We're either going to be the country that was bequeathed to previous generations into you, or we're going to be something else.

    And in that Valley of Decision - its not about Martin Meadows & Donald Trump, Ted Cruz & Mike Leah, and all the great leaders of the conservative movement... Vice President Pence, Laura Ingram, Steve Bannon, Seb Gorka... The burden is on you. The burden is on your shoulders.

    On the morning of November 8th, right? I knew, as I told the President... the entire time as I stepped in there in August, when he was 16 points down, double digits in every battleground State... everything was on the generic ballot - you got to be at 90 - no money, not alot of organization. I said, "We can pull this thing together. You're going to win this - 100% meta-physical certitude you're gonna win!

    On Billy Bush Saturday - everybody's running for the exits, everybody's jumping ship. Nobody's making justification for what the President said, including the President of the United States, or at that time was candidate Trump, himself.

    And I told him, one hundred percent - meta-physical certitude - you're going to win! Because, folks are looking for change in this country. They're looking to take their country back. And you're the vehicle & instrument that are going to do it! And, they don't care about locker room talk.... "

    Steve Bannon, Laura Ingraham and Dr. Sebastian
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    Steve Bannon speech at Values Voter Summit. 10/14/17. Steve Bannon Rips Corker at Values Voter Summit: He Has 'Mocked..Steve Bannon slams 'establishment' Republican senators. Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon says the president will win by nearly 100 more votes in the Electoral College in 2020 than he did in 2016. Emboldened Bannon enlists evangelicals to take on McConnell. Bannon takes aim at GOP establishment at Values Voters Summit. Steve Bannon Rips Corker at Values Voter Summit: He Has 'Mocked .. Steve Bannon: Trump Will Win Re-election in 2020. Steve Bannon Brings Up 2020. Steve Bannon says Trump will again win election in 2020. Laura Ingraham speech at Values Voter Summit oct 14 2017. Laura Ingraham Speaks at the Values Summit in Washington DC.


    The Failing @nytimes, in a story by Peter
    Baker, should have mentioned the rapid
    terminations by me of TPP & The Paris
    Accord & the fast....

    6:25 AM - 15 Oct 2017

    ...approvals of The Keystone XL & Dakota
    Access pipelines. Also, look at the recent EPA
    cancelations & our great new Supreme Court

    6:46 AM - 15 Oct 2017
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    Judicial Watch presses the FBI...

    FBI Finds Tarmac Meeting Docs, 1833
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    What’s Up With Jeff Sessions?, 1836
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    Judge Jeanine Pirro Takes Huge Risk Exposes
    Michelle Obama Live On Air(VIDEO)!!!

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