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In November of 2016, the world witnessed the impossible. Nearly every household in America was tuned in to the election feeds, and every update pointed to a loss for Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party. When the map of the states flipped red in the final hour, there were a select few who weren't surprised. They had always known Trump was going to win.
Restoring Glass Steagall today is an urgently needed remedy, which would accomplish two necessary goals: 1.) It would protect the real economy for the coming blow-out of the speculative bubble, which has grown bigger since the 2008 Crash, precisely because Glass Steagall was NOT restored; 2. It would put the largest banks and financial firms into bankruptcy, taking away the ability of the criminals who are the financial "elite" to loot the real economy, to prop up their worthless assets, and eliminate their ability to dictate economic and strategic policies to their puppets in the Congress and executive institutions of government.
Trump, in a recent interview, expressed concerns about Sessions with regards to his representation of Trump in Senate confirmation hearings and Sessions handling of immigration issues. Trump stated that he doesn’t have Attorney General.
The revocation of former CIA chief John Brennan's security clearance by President Trump should just be a first step toward reversing the damage that he and his collaborators have inflicted on the United States. There are calls for a special counsel to investigate the Russiagate fraud that he launched, with a guiding hand from the imperial forces of British intelligence. Their campaign, which Trump calls a "witch hunt", has constrained the President from proceeding with a decisive break from the old geopolitical doctrine of confrontation with Russia and China, a doctrine fully embraced by Brennan during his career.
The work of a handful of diligent Republican Congressmen, such as Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan, has produced voluminous evidence that the Russiagate story was concocted to prevent Trump from following through with his campaign pledges to end the policies of the Bush-Obama era. Their investigations have confirmed the reports produced by the LaRouche organization, which show that the real meddling in the election was by British intelligence officials, through their collusion with Obama intelligence officials, and the Clinton campaign, which paid for the fully discredited dirty dossier against Trump compiled by "ex-MI6" operative Christopher Steele. That dossier was used by the FBI to get FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign officials, and provide "talking points" to media opposition to his presidency.
Mark Twain scribbled an unfinished story that came to be published after his death about a "Mysterious Stranger" whose name was "44" in some versions but named "August" in other versions. It just so happens that Twain also hobnobbed with a wide circle of interesting characters in his day, not the least of whom was Nikola Tesla himself. It's all probably just a vast 100-year-old coincidence that Barack Obama would one day become the 44th president of the U.S. and well, look at that, he claims a birthdate of August 4th. It's probably just a coincidence as well that "The Map" to which Team #Q constantly refers also comprises 44 segments, 41 of which have already taken place. Is there anything special you'd like to wish for this August 4th?
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In just the past few days, two rulings came down regarding the right of the people to not only own a firearm, but also in how they can use it.
The first was a settlement by the State Department and DOJ regarding a programmer and gun enthusiast who published free plans online for the making of an AR-15 using a 3-D printer. And in the settlement the government even went as far as stating that AR-15's are not considered 'military grade' weapons.
The Russian Analyst has been writing about the growing ties between Israel and Russia for some time. While it would still be wrong to say the former frenemies who found themselves on opposite sides of the Syria proxy war are now allies, a new chapter is being written in relations between Moscow and Tel Aviv. While Russiagate hysteria and calls for new sanctions dominate Congress, both pro-Israel Congressmen and the legacy media do their best to pretend U.S. BFF Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and America’s supposed mortal enemy and Trump puppeteer Vladimir Putin do not have business-like relations. Much of that has to do with pragmatism, and Netanyahu recognizing that the ‘moderate’ Syria rebels have lost the war and the Kurds under American protection are cutting deals with Damascus. Another component is the fact that 1/7th of Israel’s population speaks Russian at home or has a relative who do so, and Israeli businessmen wanting to get Leviathan field natural gas from the Mediterranean into the Turkstream pipeline to Europe.
At any rate the Russian Defense Ministry issuing a rare note of praise for their Israeli counterparts for finally hitting ISIS in Syria rather than abetting them through air strikes on Russia’s allies in the Syrian Arab Army is noteworthy. The extensive talks between Netanyahu and Putin plus the Helsinki Summit are already bearing fruit, even if the U.S./UK legacy media ignore these subtle results. — JWS
The deep state dead-enders are doubling down on the Russiagate scandal, with former attorney Michael Cohen contradicting his previous Senate testimony and public denials that candidate Trump did not know about a summer 2016 meeting between his son Donald Jr. and Fusion GPS paid “Russian government lawyer” provocateur Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower (Ms. Veselnitskaya was coached by Fusion GPS CEO Glenn Simpson before the meeting and after it). The President tweeted out that Cohen has likely hired old Clintons crony Lanny Davis and turned on his former patron to save himself and his Ukrainian-born father in law from an indictment over fraud in their New York taxi business — charges that, like the indictments against former campaign chair Paul Manafort, have nothing to do with Russia collusion. But they have everything to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s desperation to find any witness who can testify for him against President Trump.
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Friday’s 4.1% GDP growth rate announcement was an encouraging sign for President Trump’s #MAGA agenda, as are the first signs of real wage growth in over a decade. But the core problems of massive debt at all levels of government, plus the unfunded liabilities of bloated American military and ‘health care’ spending remain. Private borrowing — particularly in the overheated Anglosphere housing markets from London to Vancouver — is also unsustainable (including the stupid headlines about how Millennials should throw fewer bachelor parties if they want to save for a house and inexplicably sluggish sales amidst 2007-08 exceeding prices for homes). Commercial real estate from failing North American shopping malls represent the first canaries dropping in the coal mine before a worse crash than the 2008 collapse — though President Trump is buying Americans critical time.
Emerging market crises, while beneficial to the dollar in the short run, remain corrosive to the greenback’s dominance over the long haul, as countries like Turkey and Argentina seek to escape the boom-bust dollar loans cycle. Another factor undermining King Dollar is of course, the failing U.S./EU sanctions imposed on Eurasian energy giant Russia as part of Cold War II, which have spurred Moscow to make oil transactions outside of the SWIFT payments structure and in rubles, yuan or local currencies. Mindful of the foreign debt and liquidity traps Latin Americans (including the Brazilians) have repeatedly fallen into through the 20th and 21st centuries, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the topic of inevitable de-dollarization at this year’s BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. — JWS
While in the UK most betting establishments will allow you to wager on esoteric events such as political elections, Brexit, and even whether the U.S. and North Korea would engage in a nuclear war, the one area that has remained fairly taboo has been predictions on what day or year someone would die or perhaps even be assassinated.
But now that we have the Blockchain, and an unregulated/decentralized platform where programmers can create virtually anything that is outside the control or regulation of sovereign entities, one wagering entity has chosen to cross that 'red line' and is allowing individuals to bet upon whether Wall Street mogul Warren Buffet will die before the end of the decade, or if President Trump will be assassinated before the end of the year.
Stocks, bonds, futures, options, derivatives, annuities... what do these financial instruments all have in common in the United States? They are all denominated at their foundation in dollars.
So has the question been all along not whether the stock market will keep going up, or that the return on bonds isn't high enough, but rather is the real problem that no matter what 'yield' you might get from an investment, the value of that return always declines in the end?
London Paul returns to The Sirius Report on a Thursday edition of the RogueMoneyRadio program. He talks about Belt and Road Initiative advocate and old Nixon hand Henry Kissinger, the failing strategy to drive a wedge between Moscow and Beijing, and CIA/FBI hyping the China threat. Paul believes the Administration’s truce in Trump’s trade war with the EU is incompatible with sanctioning European countries for doing business with Iran. Paul also believes China holds all the high cards in the Pacific trade war. — JWS
Moscow continues to hope for improved relations with Washington despite violent opposition from the U.S./UK deep state, while preparing for the inevitable global monetary reset. As the Russian Analyst noted this week, in late spring 2018 the Russian Central Bank dumped most of its remaining U.S. Treasury holdings, leaving approximately $15 billion for dollar liquidity purposes, and invested much of the proceeds into gold. — JWS
Politics and geo-politics are anything if not ironic. And we saw this play out again yesterday following the positive outcome and remarks made between the EU's Jean-Claude Junker and President Trump after three hours of trade talks.
Heading into yesterday's discussions, both the U.S. and the European Union were prepared to immediately institute tariffs on automobile exports as analysts and pundits continued to ignorantly promote a trade war scenario as a means to try to vilify the President. However the reality that appears to have been overlooked by the mainstream propaganda media is that from the beginning, Trump's end goal has always been the elimination of all tariffs, not the implementation of them.
It has been only a week and a day since the historic July 16 Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, but already the world has changed dramatically. "There are those who are aware of these positive changes" and are working to bring them to fruition, Helga Zepp- LaRouche stated today, "and then there are those who are wearing geopolitical spectacles and who refuse to see the changes. They are still defending a status quo which no longer exists. They just don't get it!"
The combination of the Belt and Road Initiative, Zepp-LaRouche continued, and Trump's policies--at least most of them, especially his summit meeting with Putin--are moving the world to a different plateau. What is emerging is a New Paradigm of cooperation among sovereign nations, precisely along the lines that Lyndon LaRouche has laid out for the last half-century.