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Daily Digest 1/22 - Fed Scared To Cause Global Financial Crash, Oil Traders Bullish

Monday, January 22, 2018, 11:40 AM

Economy

Fed Scared to Death of Causing Global Financial Crash – Nomi Prins (pinecarr)

If you look at localities or states or governments whose debt to GDP levels are well over 100%, in Japan it’s over 200%, in the United States it over 100%, and this is the same throughout the world. These are levels that they have never been, and they are all at their historic highs. That’s why debt will ultimately be the destructor of the system. In order for that to happen, the cheapness of money that allow states, municipalities and corporations to continue to borrow at these cheap levels has to go away... At some point, there will be a mistake.

Charles Koch donated $500K to Ryan days after GOP tax plan passed (Uncletommy)

Koch made the donation 13 days after the plan was passed, which lowers the corporate tax rate and cuts estate taxes, the International Business Times reported.

He and his wife also gave $237,000 each to the National Republican Congressional Committee on the same day, according to the report.

Government shuts down on one-year anniversary of Trump presidency (TS)

Friday night, Republican senators failed to capture the 60 votes they needed to even vote on the bill that would have funded the government for 30 days. Five Democrats voted with the Republicans to push a spending bill vote, and four Republicans voted with Democrats. The House passed the 30-day spending bill Thursday night. Debate over what to do next continued Saturday, with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, saying he would be open to a three-week continuing resolution (CR), instead of a four-week one.

It’s a Great Time to Add Gold to Your Portfolio (Tiffany D.)

Gold has surprisingly outperformed the broad market over the past month, and it’s likely to maintain that uptrend through a potential pullback in stocks. You can leverage those golden gains through mining companies that are set to announce solid earnings on the strength in gold’s price.

Mike Pence Says U.S. Embassy Will Open in Jerusalem Next Year (jdargis)

Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital or believe it should be divided, with East Jerusalem becoming the capital of a Palestinian state. The international consensus, previously supported by the United States, has been that the city’s status can be determined only through negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Oil Traders Have Never Been This Bullish

But, some observers of events on the oil market note, why would OPEC, or rather Saudi Arabia, want to talk prices down ahead of Aramco’s IPO? It doesn’t make sense to actively try and push prices down when Riyadh is going all in on a massive economic reform program that will be funded with the proceeds from the IPO.

“Leaves on a Stream” – Cognitive Defusion Exercise (DennisC)

The way to begin to free yourself from unnecessary emotional suffering begins with your willingness to look at your thoughts in a new way. If your patterns of thinking or negative self-talk tends to cause you significant emotional distress, begin to ask yourself how willing you are to try to consider those thoughts differently. Rather than choose to become “caught up” in negative thinking to the point where you lose perspective, begin to let go of your attachment to that negative thinking.

Gold & Silver

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Nothing Digital has Any Integrity -- CAF

by: James Quaid

The title has been a maxim of the Solari Report for years. In a previous commentary, I related decades old stories, where:

  • The FBI demanded a back door into all the digital offerings at a central office switch manufacturer where I was employed.
  • A former Microsoft developer’s story of how the NSA demanded back doors into all Microsoft’s OS’s.
  • And how Linus Torvalds admitted there was a back door in Linux.

So, finally this story breaks..
Intel Management Engine – Take Action
Free Software Foundation | 19 January 2018

Any hacker public or private could also delete, modify and or frame you with incriminating material at a whim. Think about that for a moment. If your computer has this back door. Your computer/s are a potential serious liability.

Now, let’s say you:

  • Have accumulated a few thousand $USD equivalent in Crypto Currencies.
  • Are working on an uber multinational contract bid.
  • And / or are working on a patent, etc.

Then you are a prime target. The more valuable the info, the more likely the ever growing “Stolen Crypto Funded Hacker Community” will be attempting to exploit these engineered back doors.

It’s time we start demanding accountability for these invasions of privacy. More importantly, we should only buy from manufacturers that have a commitment to privacy.

There is good news in this arena. Due to these egregious violations of our privacy, the Open Source Hardware community has started offering clean computing platforms to the general public. But, this is just a start. This Open Source movement needs to become main stream. And all manufacturers and their investors need to be held accountable for any engineered back doors in any device

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Additional information

to add to the post above regarding the internet of things, full spectrum dominance, implanted chip technology to control human behavior, the names of those involved and much much more.

 

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Russia Starts Delivery of S-400 Missile Defense Systems to China

Russia Starts Delivery of S-400 Missile Defense Systems to China (The Diplomat)

Quote:

Russia has begun delivery of an unknown number of S-400 Triumf advanced interceptor-based Air Defense Systems (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) to China under a 2014 government-to-government contract, an unnamed source in the Russian military-industrial complex told TASS news agency on January 18.

“The implementation of the contract has begun, the first shipment has been sent to China,” the source said. Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation confirmed the beginning of the shipments in January noting that part of the S-400 equipment had been damaged during transport and returned to Russia.

China and Russia concluded a deal for the procurement of four to six S-400 units in November 2014, making Beijing the S-400s first international customer. The contract value is estimated at around $3 billion. The contract specifically precludes technology transfers and licensed production of Russia’s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defense system.

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8.2 earthquake in Gulf of Alaska triggering tsunami warnings

Just caught this story at ZH: "The Whole Town Is Evacuating" - Tsunami Headed For Alaska After 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake detected in the Gulf of Alaska has triggered tsunami warnings in Alaska and tsunami watches across several Western states through British Columbia all the way down to San Diego...

Earthquake watches are also in effect for Hawaii

“Based on all available data a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The earthquake struck about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, shortly after midnight in Alaska local time, according to preliminary figures from the United States Geological Survey. The quake had a depth of about 6 miles, according to USGS. That depth, meteorologists pointed out, is relatively shallow, raising the risk of dangerous tsunamis in Alaska.

 

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