Tuesday, October 25, 2016

“Executive Orders for Sale”: Leaked Email Shows Hillary Auctioning Off ‘Laws’ To The Highest Bidder

  by Melissa Dykes, via SHTF Plan:

Editor’s Comment: Unaccountable power multiplies, but this is astounding. This is a very good example of the reasons that the founders sought to limit and check power. But of course, over the years, those protections have been whittled down, and the loopholes are big enough drive tanks through. Corruption doesn’t even begin to cover it if wealthy donors – and even foreign powers – can just write checks, contribute to the Clinton Foundation, etc. – and just buy a law in return.
Why is no one standing up to this tyranny? Critics have taken George W. Bush and Barack Obama to task for abusing their power to write executive orders – and legislate with a pen when they have no constitutional power to make law at all. But Hillary, before she even takes power, is already leaving these two in the dust. So everyone is just going to take it, along with the ‘first female’ t-shirts they will be sending out as promos in the mail?
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MUST HEAR: Did Clinton Foundation CEO Eric Braverman Seeks Emergency Asylum AT RUSSIAN CONSULATE IN NYC?

from Israeli News Live:

Russian news is reporting that Eric Braverman actually has seek sought asylum at the Russian consulate office former CEO to Clinton foundation
links: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10…

Regardless of Who Wins the Election, Confidence in Washington DC Is ALREADY Shattered

by Clint Siegner, Money Metals:
It just doesn’t matter much whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the election, at least in terms of gold and silver market fundamentals. That said, the contest itself is signaling something important precious metals investors should be watching intently.
This campaign is dragging whatever prestige is still associated with the Office of President into the mud. Few voters on either side bother to spend much time arguing the greatness of their candidate. When both Trump and Clinton carry more baggage than American Airlines, it’s easier to focus on their opponent’s shortcomings.
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It’s Still the Media, Stupid!

from Antonius Aquinas:
The US Presidential campaign has demonstrated once again that the mainstream mass media is still the dominant force and arbitrator of political events and if it is successful in pushing the Wicked Witch of Chappaqua past the finish line this November, it may have achieved its greatest triumph. During the campaign’s stretch run, the mainstream media has used every form and variety of spin, distortion, half truth, calumny, and lies in its diabolical effort to make Killary Rotten Clinton President of the USSA.
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The Path to Total Dictatorship: America’s Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup

by John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute:

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state…. The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government…. This group … is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”— Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech
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The 'Real' Reasons People Will Vote For Trump

"I will vote for Donald Trump because..."

How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind

It really does feel like the worst of both worlds: all the ravages of poverty, but none of the sympathy. "Blacks burn police cars, and those liberal elites say it's not their fault because they're poor. My son gets jailed and fired over a baggie of meth, and those same elites make jokes about his missing teeth!" You're everyone's punching bag, one of society's last remaining safe comedy targets.

ALERT: Voting Machines Changing Trump Votes to Clinton In Multiple States

from DAHBOO77:

Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.

The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots, says Tufts University’s Michael Glennon
by Jordan Michael Smith, Boston Globe:
THE VOTERS WHO put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor.
But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated.
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Russia Unveils First Images Of Nuclear Missile Capable Of Reaching US Soil

German Ammunition Sales Skyrocket Tenfold In First Half Of 2016

Germany's ammunition exports skyrocketed in the first half of 2016, a leaked report has revealed. Turkey, currently suppressing its political opposition, has moved up the list of the country's best customers.

Mozambique Bonds Crash On Plans To Restructure After Government Admits Nation In "Debt Distress"

With over-subscribed new issuance the new normal in this 'reach for any yield' world, perhaps the rapid demise of Mozambique will remind some greater fools that 'high' yields are high for a reason.

Russia Is Quietly Winning The Middle East (And Nobody Is Talking About It)

As fighting resumes in Aleppo following a brief ceasefire - and as Russia’s largest naval fleet to sail since the Cold War steams down the English Channel on its way to the western coast of Syria - it’s important, in times when most of the focus is being drawn to one point, to step back and look at the whole board.

Insider Stock Buying Drops To Lowest Level In Five Years

“The best-informed market participants seem unenthusiastic about U.S. stocks at current prices,” said David Santschi, chief executive officer at TrimTabs.  “Insider buying is running at the slowest pace for October in the past five years.”

Eric Peters: "We Are Right Back Where We Started"... And Why Everyone Loves Conspiracy Theories

"Policy makers everywhere have somehow convinced themselves that if they engineer higher longer-dated yields, then inflation expectations will rise too,” he explained. “They’re basically saying you can invert causation.” And in today’s new reality, everything’s possible, so why not inverse causation too?

The Rise Of The Politics Of Rage

Rage is all the rage these days, but as Barclays notes, what appears less well understood is that this voter rebellion, “the Politics of Rage”, spans nearly all advanced economies, has been taking place for more than a decade, is unparalleled in modern history, and is deeply entrenched.

Is This Obama's Idea Of A Cyberwar?

"I wanted to poke them in the eye and stop feeling like the US is just taking it on the chin.  I'm not gonna sit around watching these fuckers laughing at us."

Richmond Fed Confirms Weakest Economic Trend Since 2008

For the first time since 2012, the Richmond Fed business surveyr has been in contraction (below 0) for 3 straight months (and 4 of the last 5). Worse still, the six-month average of the business survey has not deteriorated this fast since Q2 2008. While the underlying components were mixed, inventory levels dropped (bad for GDP), average workweek tumbled (bad for incomes), and new orders re-plunged.

Apple Slides After Missing Revenue, China, ASPs Despite Better iPhone Sales, Guidance

Despite guiding notably higher for the holiday quarter, and beating modestly on EPS, AAPL just reported its third consecutive quarter of declining results and iPhone sales, and its first fiscal year of lower revenue since 2001. The market was not impressed, despite Tim Cook's strong guidance for the holiday quarter when AAPL expects to make as much as $78 billion.

Trump: "Hillary's Plan For Syria Would Lead to World War III"

"You're not fighting Syria any more, you're fighting Syria, Russia and Iran, all right? Russia is a nuclear country, but a country where the nukes work as opposed to other countries that talk."

Oil Tumbles To 3 Week Lows After Unexpectedly Large Inventory Build

Having closed below $50 for the first time in 3 weeks, WTI Crude extended its losses to 3 week lows after API reported crude inventories rose by a bigger than expected 4.8mm barrels (more than double the 2mm expectation). Cushing inventories drew down by the most since Feb 2014 (we suspect the spillage was the driver), Gasoline inventories built notably despite expectaions of a sizable draw, and distillates inventories drew down for the 5th straight week.

Democratic Senate Candidate Evan Bayh Represents Everything Broken, Corrupt And Wrong With America

In 2016 America, the level of corruption is at failed state/Banana Republic levels, and the citizenry is starting to figure it out.

Mega-Merger Monday Gains Gone As Crude Crunch Drags Stocks Lower

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Economic Nationalism: Alternative to Globalism

from BATR:
Ivory tower economists, corporate business analysts and financial experts routinely trash any discussion that America needs to institute a national economic policy that actually benefits our own country. The mantra of unchallenged doctrine that globalism is the only path for world commerce has been intensively pushed for well over the last half century. How well did the United States fare? An honest evaluation must acknowledge the diminishing middle class has paid the greatest penalty from the corporatist sedition that has destroyed internal independence and productive prosperity.
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Clinton “Fixer”: “Nothing I Have Heard About Donald Trump Comes Close to the Sexual and Moral Corruption of the Clintons”

by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:
As promised by The National Enquirer, the Clinton “Fixer,” in an in depth interview, revealed documents from the past 24 years that show that both Bill and Hillary Clinton colluded to cover up sexual adulteries and how those in the White House were complicit in the cover up.
In the interview with the Enquirer, the “Fixer” stated, “In 1991, my reputation was such that I was asked to work on behalf of a fast-rising figure on the national stage: Arkansas Gov. William Jefferson Clinton. I attended a meeting in Hollywood where I was told by an intermediary: ‘There will be a lot of stories coming out in the tabloid press. We want them buried.'”
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by James Holbrooks, Underground Reporter:
Norway — After weeks of escalating tensions between the United States and Russia over how the fighting in Aleppo should proceed, it was reported Wednesday that a fleet of Russian warships is now sailing toward Syria.
Writes Reuters:
“The Norwegian military has released pictures taken by surveillance aircraft of a fleet of Russian warships sailing in international waters off the coast of Norway and reported to be heading to Syria.
“Photos of the vessels, which include the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and the Pyotr Velikiy battle cruiser, were taken near Andoya island, in northern Norway on Monday.
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The Smoking Gun: Cheryl Mills Tells Podesta "We Need To Clean This Up - Obama Has Emails From Her"

Huma Abedin On Hillary: "She Is Still Not Perfect In Her Head"

In light of the many "conspiracy theories" about Hillary's health, perhaps Huma Abedin and John Podesta can explain exactly what they meant by these emails.

"Don’t Repeat That To Anybody" - Hillary Clinton And Donna Brazile Personally Implicated In Latest Project Veritas Video

"In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States who wanted ducks on the ground, so, by God, we will get ducks on the ground.  Don't repeat that to anybody."

America's "Two-Party System" Has Jumped The Shark

The simple fact is the Two-Party System simply cannot cope with the complex, issue-based reality of America and the world in the 21st Century. It’s old programming that worked when the world was over-simplified by the Cold War into Democracy versus Communism, Freedom versus Totalitarianism, and the Self-Appointed Good versus the Evil Empire. Maybe that’s why the duopoly seems so hot for a new Cold War. The only way their binary system works is if there is a common enemy to turn into America’s common denominator.

Michael Moore: "Trump's Election Will Be The Biggest Fuck You Ever Recorded In Human History"

"On November 8, you Joe Blow, Steve Blow, Bob Blow, Billy Blow, all the Blows get to go and blow up the whole goddamn system because it's your right. Trump's election is going to be the biggest fuck ever recorded in human history and it will feel good."

"Executive Orders For Sale": Leaked Email Shows Hillary Auctioning Off 'Laws' To The Highest Bidder

If you already thought the Executive Order system falls somewhere between problematic and completely unconstitutional, this takes it to a whole new, never before seen level of corruption. Thanks to all the leaks, America now knows our government is essentially one giant pay-for-play operation. That’s how it works.

David Stockman: Donald Trump’s Right- Everything Rigged Against US Middle Class

from WallStForMainSt:

US Budget Deficit Increases – The Crash & Burn Begins

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:
The US government says it ran a $US587 billion budget deficit for the fiscal year, which was a 34% increase over last year. Deficits have simply become a standard way of life for Western governments as a whole. They see no problem with borrow more each year when they have absolutely no intention of ever paying anything off. Deficits have become an intractable part of government while nobody bothers to address it. This is just a mid-slinging contest of he said she said.
Of course I get rabid emails from Hillary supporters who have just lost their mind. Nothing of what she has done would ever cause them to blow the cobwebs from that portion of the brain that is suppose to handle logic and reason. Nobody addresses anything of substance or explain how Hillary, the poster child of the establishment, would actually make any financial difference other than raise taxes. As long a anyone who seems to have more than they do are punished for their success, then all is good to them and to hell with the future. Of course, Trump says he would renegotiate the national debt as any big borrower would do. Other than that, we are in a runaway train and we will run out of tracks pretty soon.
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Establishment Right And Left In “Lock-Step” Behind Clinton To Usher In Unprecedented Era Of War

by Justin Gardner, Activist Post:
With two weeks left to go in the presidential race, the Washington establishment is falling all over itself pushing the inevitability of a Clinton win. It couldn’t have happened without the help of a fawning mainstream media, who first shoved Bernie Sanders to the fringe and then heaped attention on the lunacy of Donald Trump.
The silver lining in this absurd election is that WikiLeaks has revolutionized our understanding of those who seek to run government. It has exposed Hillary Clinton as a willing and eager establishment-corporatist shill, colluding with media to drive the narrative.
The subservience to Wall St. is exactly the kind of continuation that Washington seeks. As such, the military-industrial complex will be served well under Hillary Clinton, as they have been for many presidents before.
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Wikileaks Reveals George Soros Voting Machines in U.S. Elections!

from The Money GPS:

The Secrets Of Self-Employment: Overhead And Capital Accumulation

Let's face it - lots of stuff no longer works very well. As costs rise, globalization supplies defective, pirated parts, and fewer people care due to burn-out, more and more of everyday life falls into the category of "no longer works very well." Every one of those things that no longer works well offers an opportunity for a self-motivated person to fix someone else's problem...

Austria Sells €2 Billion In 70 Year Bonds, Pushes Global Duration Risk To Record High

The latest evidence of the unprecedented scramble for yield and duration came yesterday when it was revealed that Austria would join the rest of the Eurozone in selling ultra-long dated debt in the form of 70 Year bonds. It didn't take long to find willing buyers, and moments ago Bloomberg reported that this offering has just priced to yield 53 bps more than that on the February 2047 security.

Clever Clinton Camp Mocks Trump Supporters With DIY Tin Foil Hats

The US Military Lied To Thousands Of Soldiers (And Now Veterans Are Paying for It)

Ten years after promising $15,000 bonuses to soldiers willing to re-enlist in 2006 and 2007, the Pentagon is now forcing California veterans to pay the bonuses back.

Texas Rigged? Reports Of Voting Machines Switching Votes To Hillary In Texas

Is this the democrat plan for turning Texas blue?  The first signs of voting "irregularities" emerge as electronic voting machines in Texas found to be switching Trump votes to Clinton

Oil Tumbles Below $50 (Again) As Russia Reportedly "Against" Production Cuts

Just as we warned previously, it appears Russia is spoiling the oil-rally party. IFX reports that Russia's envoy has stated that they are "against oil output cuts." Furthermore, seemingly confirming no 'cut', Venezuela's Pino says "freeze" deal may only be temporary. So freeze at best (at record levels) and no cut..

Demolition Of The Calais Jungle Begins Following Violent Clashes - Live Feed

After violent clashes between police and migrants over the weekend, the Calais "Jungle", home to up to 10,000 migrants for the past 2 years, is finally being demolished.

Cable Collapses To Flash-Crash Lows Ahead Of Carney Speech - Live Feed

Sterling is being pounded back below 1.21 - weakest since the flash crash lows, back to 31 year lows. The drop lacks an obvious trigger (more technical levels), but as The FT reports, nerves appear to be building in the run-up to a scheduled appearance by Bank of England governor Mark Carney to a House of Lords committee at 15:35 London time.

Podesta Part 18: Wikileaks Releases Another 1,300 Emails; Total Is Now 31,500

With exactly 2 weeks left until the November 8 presidential election, Wikileaks continues its ongoing Podesta dump by unveiling another 1,299 emails in the latest Part 18 of its release, bringing the total emails released so far to exactly 31,534, with just under 40% of the total dump left to go.

Consumer Confidence 'Bounce' Dies, Plunges Most In 11 Months

For the first time since June, The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence index declined YoY, plunging from near cycle highs at 104.1 (revised lower to 103.5) to 98.6 (missing 101.5 expectations), this is the biggest monthly plunge since Nov 2015, catching down to UMich and Bloomberg surveys. Employment and Business Conditions sentiment declined notably as did 'plans to buy' a home or appliance.

How One Billionaire Became A Gold Bug

"...The salesman balanced the two coins on his forefingers, and placing them near my ear, he gently touched one against the other. The sound was the delightfully pure ringing of gold! So that’s how I became a gold-bug at age 10. I still have them, after all these long years – I am now 84..my gold coins went from 10 silver pesos in 1942, to 1,523,000 paper pesos in the course of about 74 years."

Global Warming Scam Exposed

When you are willing to pay for global warming “research” that has a predetermined outcome, all you do is open the door for fraud.

US Dollar Spikes To Fresh 8-Month Highs As Dec Rate Hike Odds Top 70%

The US Dollar Index is up 5 weeks in a row and has just crossed above 99 for the first time since January 2016. As December rate-hike odds have surged since the Brexit vote, so the USD Index has tracked almost perfectly, rising almost 7% in that time (the fastest rise in 18 months)...

Case-Shiller Home Prices Rise To 2006 Record Highs

"Everything is awesome," right? According to the non-seasonally adjusted S&P CoreLogic (Case-Shiller) Home Price index, prices have recovered all of their losses and are back at the highest since June 2006 record highs in August. All 20 cities saw home prices rises year-over-year (and 14 up MoM) but we note that this data does lag the disappointing home sales data from September.

Polls 1 - 0 Crowds: Despite Apparent 'Lead', Democrats Face Empty Rallies In Florida

Radioactive Iodine Leak Reported At Norwegian Nuclear Research Reactor

Norwegian authorities reported that a radioactive leak had taken place at a nuclear research reactor in southern Norway. The reactor at the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Halden leaked radioactive iodine, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) said.

Caterpillar Warns Of "Economic Weakness Throughout Much Of The World", Cuts Guidance

"Economic weakness throughout much of the world persists and, as a result, most of our end markets remain challenged.  In North America, the market has an abundance of used construction equipment, rail customers have a substantial number of idle locomotives, and around the world there are a significant number of idle mining trucks."

Largest Dow Component 3M Reports In Line Earnings, Cuts Top End Of Guidance

While 3M's current quarter data was good, the largest Dow component confirmed a recurring trend observed among other reporting companies, namely skepticism about the future, when it trimmed the upper end of its full year EPS guidance: "For full-year 2016, 3M updated its forecast for earnings per share to be in the range of $8.15 to $8.20 versus a prior range of $8.15 to $8.30."

German Police Conduct 13 Anti-Terrorism Raids Across 5 States Citing "Imminent Terror Threat"

German police on Tuesday conducted numerous raids across five federal states and stormed an accommodation facility for refugees and 12 homes around the country that were believed to house people suspected of financing terrorism. Police searched residences in five federal states with Bild magazine citing "an imminent terror threat" as the trigger for the operation.

Facebook Employees Wanted Donald Trump’s Posts Removed as Hate Speech

from Hang The Bankers:
Home of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s posts on Facebook have set off an intense debate inside the social media company over the past year, with some employees arguing certain posts about banning Muslims from entering the U.S. should be removed for violating the site’s rules on hate speech, according to people familiar with the matter.
The decision to allow Mr. Trump’s posts went all the way to Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, who ruled in December that it would be inappropriate to censor the candidate, according to the people familiar with the matter. That decision has prompted employees across the company to complain on Facebook’s internal messaging service and in person to Mr. Zuckerberg and other managers that it was bending the site’s rules for Mr. Trump, and some employees who work in a group charged with reviewing content on Facebook threatened to quit, the people said.
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More Bad News For Phiadelphia: Obamacare Premiums Set To Soar More Than 50%

When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period begins next week customers will see some changes, including fewer choices and higher prices. In Pennsylvania, the number of insurers in the marketplace has gone from 13 to eight. But the worst fate is set to befall the city that famously booed Santa Claus, Philadelphia, where CBS reports that just two insurers are left and premiums are expected to rise 53%.

Italy’s Banking Crisis Gets Addressed: How to Conceal a Problem that Threatens to Engulf the Entire Eurozone

by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:
The Art of Making Bad Debt Disappear.
Markets can move in mysterious ways. Such was the case in Italy last week when the stock of the country’s third biggest and most beleaguered bank, Monte dei Paschi, surged 59%, from €0.17 a share to a totally whopping €0.27 a share, pairing its losses for this year to just 78%. But why?
After all, nothing of real import happened over the last week, apart from an announcement from MPS’s board that it intends to forge ahead with its original plan to bolster capital and sell soured loans. None of which qualifies as new news. Moreover, the announcement did absolutely nothing to dispel the huge doubts that continue to loom over the plan’s chances of success.
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A New Law Will Allow 1.6 Billion People Who Never Owned Gold, To Buy Gold

from X22Report: