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    Aren't we ALL a little "insane"?!!

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    David Knight interviews Dr. Steve Pieczenik on Trump's nonsense
    notion that 911 was done by terrorists from Afghanistan...
    Slams Jared Kushner... Ivanka has to go... and more...

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    Gorka's Explosive Resignation Letter to Trump
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, who since January has served as deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, resigned from the White House administration on Friday evening, saying, "it is clear to me that forces that do not support the Make America Great Again promise are -- for now -- ascendant within the White House."

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    The Economic Indicators Are Piling Up &
    They Are Pointing Towards A Collapse - Episode 1405a

    ( Oct 19, 2017)
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    UK retail sales slump; Goldman hints at Frankfurt move – as it happened

    Source: theguardian.com

    Initial Jobless Claims Crash To Lowest Since 1973
    • So much for the hurricane distortions of the US labor market…

    • The DOL reported that filings for unemployment benefits tumbled to the lowest level in 45 years, or since 1973, as all those workers who were unable to work due to the two hurricanes, returned to their jobs.

    Source: zerohedge.com

    The State Of Illinois Is “Past The Point Of No Return”
    • Summary
    • Unless used for capital improvements, any new Illinois State borrowing, regardless of security structure, will amount to nothing more than kicking the can further down the road.
    • Markets remain open to uncreditworthy government borrows longer than they should. In a low interest rate environment, investors will stretch credit standards.
    • Benchmark bond ratings are at variance with the rating agencies.

    • The State of Illinois, i is past the point of no return. It does not have the ability to raise taxes or cut spending to the degree necessary to reduce the annual cost of bond and retiree benefits from 33% to a sustainable level. The amount of debt issued by Illinois requires a moderate 8% of general fund revenues to pay P&I.
    Source: zerohedge.com

    GDP Is Bogus: Here’s Why
    • The rot eating away at our society and economy is typically papered over with bogus statistics that “prove” everything’s getting better every day in every way. The prime “proof” of rising prosperity is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP),
    • So if we borrow money to pay people to dig holes and then fill them with the excavated dirt, GDP rises to general applause. The debt we took on to fund the make-work isn’t accounted for at all.Longtime correspondent Dave P. of Market Daily Briefing recently summarized the key flaw in GDP: GDP doesn’t reflect changes in the balance sheet, i.e. debt.
    • Here’s Dave’s explanation:
    • Once I learned about accounting, I figured out why the GDP metric wasn’t sufficient. What is missing?
    • The balance sheet.
    • Hurricanes are a direct hit to your nation’s balance sheet. The national income statement goes up because of increased spending to replace lost assets, but the “equity” part of the national balance sheet ends up taking a hit in direct proportion to the damage that occurred. Even if you rebuild everything just the way it was, your assets remain the same, while your liabilities have increased.
    • We know this because we use the balance sheet equation: equity = assets – liabilities. Equity is another word for wealth.
    • Before hurricane:
    • wealth = (house + car) – (home debt + car debt)
    • After hurricane, you rebuild your house, and buy a new car, using borrowed money:
    • wealth = (house + car) – (2 x home debt + 2 x car debt)
    • Wealth (equity) has declined by the sum (home debt + car debt)
    • So when you see pictures of a hurricane strike, you can now look through all that devastation and see the impact on the balance sheet. National equity (wealth) just dropped by the amount of damage inflicted by the hurricane. Whether it is ever rebuilt doesn’t actually matter; that equity is just gone. Destruction is always a downside for equity – even if there is a temporary positive impact on the income statement.

    Source: charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/

    Robert Shiller: A Stock Market Panic Like 1987 Could Happen Again
    • In response to the 1987 crash and the Brady Commission report, the New York Stock Exchange instituted Rule 80B, a “circuit breaker” that, in its current amended form, shuts down trading for the day if the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index falls 20 percent from the previous close. That 20 percent threshold is interesting: Regulators settled on a percentage decline just a trifle less than the one that occurred in 1987. That choice may have been an unintentional homage to the power of narratives in that episode.
    Source: zerohedge.com
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    The Event Warning Meter Has
    Hit Code Red - Episode 1405b

    (Oct 19, 2017)
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    A Look Inside The Secret Swiss Bunker Where The Ultra Rich Hide Their Bitcoins
    • Somewhere in the mountains near Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne lies a hidden underground vault containing a vast fortune.
    • It’s no ordinary vault, according to Quartz. Built inside a decommissioned Swiss military bunker dug into a granite mountain, it’s precise location is a closely guarded secret, and access is limited by myriad security precautions.
    • But instead of gold bars, the bunker contains hard drives on which customers’ bitcoins are being kept in what’s call “cold storage”– i.e. the owners’ private keys are protected by an air-gapped hard drive. The vault is one of many operated by Xapo, an early bitcoin company known for its cold storage wallet products and a debit card that pays for transactions in digital currencies.
    • The company won’t disclose how much bitcoin is stored in the vault, but one employee who spoke with Quartz said he sometimes takes customers with millions of dollars in bitcoin on tours of the vaults where their fortune is stored. Xapo was founded by Argentinian entrepreneur and current CEO Wences Casares, whom Quartz describes as “patient zero” of bitcoin among Silicon Valley’s elite. Cesares reportedly gave Bill Gates and Reed Hoffman their first bitcoins.

    • As Quartz explains, the bitcoin vault doesn’t store actual bitcoin units. Instead, what’s being stored are the owners’ private cryptographic keys that allow the owner to access and transfer his or her bitcoins by matching the key with a public key that’s used to identify the coin on the blockchain. Gaining unauthorized access to someone’s private keys is akin to making off with a gold bar.

    . The Swiss military built the facility in 1947, and it served as the army’s secret headquarters during the Cold War, Agence-France Presse has reported. Inside, walls covered with detailed maps and ancient radio electronics serve as vestiges of its military past.
    • The cold room is encircled with steel slabs to form a Faraday cage: a barrier that protects against a possible electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack that could wipe out the data—and thus the keys to the bitcoin—stored in the room. For digital assets like bitcoin, thick walls and a secret location are not enough. A shield against invisible modes of attack like an EMP bomb must be provided for.
    Source: zerohedge.com

    FBI Informant “Threatened” After Offering Details Linking Clinton Foundation To Russian Bribery Case
    • While the mainstream media has largely ignored it, the scandal surrounding Russian efforts to acquire 20% of America’s uranium reserves, a deal which was ultimately approved by the Obama administration, and more specifically the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which included Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, is becoming more problematic for Democrats by the hour.
    • As The Hill pointed out earlier this morning, the latest development in this sordid tale revolves around a man that the FBI used as an informant back in 2009 and beyond to build a case against a Russian perpetrator who ultimately admitted to bribery, extortion and money laundering. The informant, who is so far only known as “Confidential Source 1,” says that when he attempted to come forward last year with information that linked the Clinton Foundation directly to the scandal he was promptly silenced by the FBI and the Obama administration.

    “He can’t disclose anything that he came upon in the course of his work,” she said.
    The information the client possesses includes specific allegations that Russian executives made to him about how they facilitated the Obama administration’s 2010 approval of the Uranium One deal and sent millions of dollars in Russian nuclear funds to the U.S. to an entity assisting Bill Clinton’s foundation. At the time, Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of State on the government panel that approved the deal, the lawyer said.
    Source: zerohedge.com

    Former FEC Chair Demands Internet “Disinformation” Crackdown In Major Threat To Free Speech
    • In one of the most reckless and chilling attacks on free speech, the former chair of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Berkeley lecturer Ann Ravel is pushing for a federal crackdown on “disinformation” on the Internet – a term that she conspicuously fails to concretely define.

    • Ravel is pushing a proposal that she laid out in a a paper To combat “fake news,” Ravel and her co-authors would undermine the use of the Internet as a forum for free speech.
    • The regulation would include the targeting of people who share stories deemed fake or disinformation by government regulators.
    • In addition to new rules on paid ads, Ravel wants fake news to be regulated under her proposal titled Fool Me Once: The Case for Government Regulation of ‘Fake News.” If adopted, a “social media user” would be flagged for sharing anything deemed false by regulators:
    “after a social media user clicks ‘share’ on a disputed item (if the platforms do not remove them and only label them as disputed), government can require that the user be reminded of the definition of libel against a public figure. Libel of public figures requires ‘actual malice,’ defined as knowledge of falsity or reckless disregard for the truth.
    Sharing an item that has been flagged as untrue might trigger liability under libel laws.”
    • Without clearly defining “disinformation,” Ravel would give bureaucrats the power to label postings as false and harass those who share such information.
    • The authors of the proposal see greater government regulation as the solution to what they describe as “informational deficits” in the largely free exchanges of the Internet.
    Source: zerohedge.com

    Geopolitical/Police State

    Catalan Leader Vows To Declare Independence If Spain Triggers “Nuclear Option”
    • The Spanish government crackdown on Catalan separatists has intensified this week, with a judge jailing two of the movements leaders and the country’s constitutional court officially declaring the region’s Oct. 1 referendum to be illegal. However, after confusing the Spanish government with his independence (non) declaration, regional leader Carles Puigdemont is refusing to back down ahead of tomorrow’s second, and final, Spanish ultimatum.
    • He would formally declare independence Thursday morning if Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy follows through with his threat to invoke the so-called “nuclear option” of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, and suspend Catalonia’s regional autonomy –

    Source: zerohedge.com


    • This new class of submarine would be Pyongyang’s first operational ballistic missile sub.
    • The new submarine, designated Sinpo-C by the US government, was detected by US intelligence. Sinpo-C is assessed as being a diesel-electric powered submarine with a displacement of 2,000 tons and a beam (width) of 36 feet. The submarine will carry at least one and perhaps two or more submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
    • North Korea currently has one ballistic missile submarine, the Gorae (“Whale”),
    Source: southfront.org

    ISIS in Afghanistan is US tool to cause trouble in whole region – ex-Afghan President Karzai to RT
    • The US uses the Islamic State insurgency as a tool in Afghanistan, aimed at destabilizing the whole region, the former Afghan president told RT, urging the international community to convince the US that it needs to actually fight terrorism.
    • No action was taken against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists despite their atrocious acts being well known “since the arrival of Daesh [an Arabic acronym for IS] on the Afghan scene,” former President Hamid Karzai said. He then mentioned reports of “unmarked foreign helicopters” providing support to the terrorists.
    • “From the two years onwards to today, every day the local people, the local elders, government officials, media and others began to report that unmarked helicopters, unmarked foreign helicopters, would go in and support extremists in all parts of the country,”
    Source: rt.com

    Iraq warns foreign oil companies against bypassing government
    • Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq warned foreign petroleum companies on Thursday against engaging in deals in Iraq away from the federal authorities, reinforcing its takeover of oil resources disputed with Kurdistan Region.
    Source: iraqinews.com

    Breaking: Israel bombs Syrian Army in Golan Heights amid new advance against Al-Qaeda
    • The Israeli Air Force bombed the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) inside the Golan Heights this evening after accusing them of shelling the occupied areas.
    • The Israeli airstrike comes just hours after the Syrian Army advanced against the Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham terrorist group in the Beit Jinn pocket of the Golan Heights.
    Source: almasdarnews.com

    Cyber Attacks

    U.S. Proposes New Cyber Security Controls to Protect Power Grid
    • U.S. grid operators will have to take measures to guard against the risk of being infected by malware from electronic devices like laptops and thumb drives under proposals put forward by the nation’s top energy regulator.
    • The aim is to mitigate cyber-security risks that could affect the reliability of the grid, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a release on Thursday.
    • The regulator will ask the North American Electric Reliability Corporation — which monitors the grids — to provide clear criteria for electronic access controls for “low-impact” cyber systems and seek ways to reduce the threat posed by malicious code.
    • The Energy Department said in a report in January that the electricity system faces “imminent danger” from cyber-attacks, A successful hack could cause widespread power failures, undermine national defense systems and hurt the economy.
    Source: bloomberg.com

    False Flags

    DHS Secretary Just Warned Of “Severe Threat” Of New 9/11-Style Attack By ISIS And Al-Qaeda
    • Islamic State and Al-Qaeda terrorists are plotting to take down a plane and carry out a devastating explosion on the same scale of 9/11 according to the United States Security Chief.
    • “The terrorist organizations, be it ISIS or Al-Qaeda or others, want to have the big explosion like they did on 9/11. They want to take down aircraft, the intelligence is clear on that,”
    • According to Duke, the terrorists are just using these recent smaller attacks to keep their members “engaged.”
    • “In the interim, they need to keep their finances flowing and they need to keep their visibility high and they need to keep their members engaged, so they are using small plots and they are happy to have small plots,” Duke said.
    • Duke warned that at the same time, however, smaller plots can be followed with major ones.
    • “Creating terror is their goal. A bladed weapon attack causes terror and continues to disrupt the world, but that does not mean they have given up on a major aviation plot,” she said.
    • What makes this warning particularly ominous is that, according to reports, just one day before the US security chief’s warnings, Andrew Parker, director general MI5, Britain’s domestic intelligence agency, said that Britain was under unprecedented threat from Islamist terrorists.
    Source: activistpost.com
    Source: X22Report.com
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    And with this recent X22Report, the situation goes on changing, especially in the Middle East, and tension in Spain... as it becomes more & more obvious that the Deep-State is running out of steam...

    The US Just Admitted Something That They
    Never Admitted To Before - Episode 1406b

    (Oct 20, 2017)
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    Geopolitical/Police State

    Catalonia independence supporters call on public to pull cash from Spanish banks
    • The pro-independence Catalan National Assembly has urged Catalans who back the region’s independence to withdraw money from five banks, including those that moved their headquarters out of Catalonia.
    • The group posted a tweet calling on its 270,000 followers to pull deposits from CaixaBank and Banco Sabadell branches between 8am and 9am on Friday to express their indignation over the lenders’ decision to shift their legal headquarters out of the region.

    • Dozens of customers were lining up at a Caixa branch in downtown Barcelona to withdraw symbolic sums of up to €160 from the ATMs.

    Source: rt.com


    ‘Unacceptably high’ number of Afghans flee military training in U.S.: report
    • Afghan soldiers and police brought to the United States for training go “absent without leave” at far higher rates than those of any other country, potentially imperilling efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog said on Friday.
    • Afghan Uniform Police and soldiers from the U.S. Army 4th Brigade Combat Team provide 360-degree security outside a compound during training at Ft. Irwin, California, September 2011. Courtesy Austin Pritchard/U.S. Army
    1. Of the 320 foreign military trainees who left while on courses in the United States from 2005 to 2017, 152 – or more than 47 percent – were Afghans, said a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
    Source: reuters.com

    Russian ships visit, deliver military arms in Philippines
    • Three Russian navy ships arrived in the Philippines on Friday and two others are coming to deliver donated military equipment in the country’s third naval visit under President Rodrigo Duterte, who has vowed to diversify the country’s ties away from the United States and toward China and Russia.
    • Three Russian anti-submarine ships docked in Manila in time for Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s coming visit to the country, said Rear Admiral E. Mikhailov, the task force commander.
    • Two other vessels will be arriving Saturday at the port of Subic Bay northwest of Manila to unload donated military equipment, the Philippine Navy said in a statement.
    Source: stripes.com

    USS Ronald Reagan Joins South Korean Navy For Latest Round Of ‘War Games’
    • US and South Korean fighter jets will be accompanied by the USS Ronald Reagan, a 100,000-ton nuclear powered aircraft carrier which has been patrolling the waters east of the Korean peninsula on Thursday in a show of sea and air power designed to warn off North Korea from any military action.
    Source: zerohedge.com

    ‘U.S. will not interfere in EU trade with Iran’
    • The United States does not aim to impede European trade and business transactions with Iran Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
    • European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday highlighted the need to protect their companies and investors dealing with Iran from any adverse effects should Washington reinstate sanctions against Iran, officials said.
    • “The president’s been pretty clear that it’s not his intent to interfere with business deals that the Europeans may have under way with Iran,”
    Source: thehindu.com

    Eastern Libyan central bank launches its own coins made in Russia
    • Authorities in eastern Libya will circulate their own coins for the first time to ease shortages of money, a central bank official said on Friday, in another sign of disunity in the country that has two rival governments in east and west.
    • The new coins, made in Russia, will join Russian-made paper currency that has already been issued in the eastern half of the country, which is outside the control of the U.N. recognised government based in Tripoli in the west.
    Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

    • Brazil plans to reopen its embassy and restore full diplomatic relations with Syria in the hope of participating in the war-torn country’s reconstruction, according to Bloomberg.
    • Brazilian President Michel Temer had instructed foreign minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira to carry out a feasibility study. Preliminary feedback from intelligence and defense officials is positive, he said, and a decision will be taken in the next few days. Brazilian foreign minister said “Our wish is to fully reactivate the Embassy and send a resident ambassador to Damascus.”
    Source: southfront.org

    US-Backed Syrian Kurds Transfer Key Gas Field To Russians After Secret Talks
    • In a move that surprised many observers of the ongoing war for Deir Ezzor province, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over one of Syria’s largest gas fields to Russian forces on Thursday, possibly as the result of unprecedented direct talks between high ranking Russian officials and Kurdish leaders in Qamishli in northeastern Syria.
    • Conoco gas plant (also locally called Al-Tabiya, which is the plant’s main feeder field) lies on the eastern side of the Euphrates outside of Deir Ezzor city – which was recently liberated from ISIS as the Syrian Army and Russian forces approached from the west of the Euphrates. The Conoco field had been held by ISIS since 2014, and was taken by the SDF on September 23rd as the mainly Kurdish force advanced from the east.

    Source: zerohedge.com

    Syrian Kurds ‘Don’t Want Partition of Syria, Do Not Seek Kurdistan’s Autonomy’
    • “We are open for a dialogue with the central government. We do not want the partition of Syria, do not harbor plans of separating from the country and do not want to set up an independent Kurdistan. Such rumors are not true,” Shahoz Hasan told Sputnik.
    • The PYD co-chair explained that the Syrian Kurds and the party are calling for a federalization of Syria. Their federal project is based on the principle of a “democratic autonomy,” which would embrace the whole country.
    • “We are open for a dialogue and are eager to take part in negotiations on the political settlement of the Syrian crisis,” he said.
    Source: sputniknews.com

    US-backed forces succeed in making Raqqa 80 percent “uninhabitable”
    • As was predicted by some military analysts at and since the beginning of this year, the operation by the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces to capture Raqqa from ISIS has resulted in the city’s complete annihilation.
    Source: almasdarnews.com

    US State Dept: Al-Nusra affiliate using chemical weapons in Syria
    • The US Department of State admitted that militants linked to Al-Nusra Front are carrying out terrorist attacks using chemical weapons in Syria. Russia’s defense ministry says it’s the first admission of its kind.The assertion was made in the latest Syria travel warning issued by the State Department on Wednesday. It also mentions Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL].
      “Terrorist and other violent extremist groups including ISIS and Al-Qaeda linked Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham [dominated by Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Al-Nusra, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization], operate in Syria,” the travel warning reads. “Tactics of ISIS, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and other violent extremist groups include the use of suicide bombers, kidnapping, small and heavy arms, improvised explosive devices, and chemical weapons,” it said.
      “This is the first official recognition by the State Department not only of the presence, but the very use of chemical weapons by Al-Nusra terrorists to carry out terrorist attacks, which we repeatedly warned about,” General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the ministry, commented on Friday.
    Source: sott.net

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