Monday, December 12, 2016

Site Behind Washington Post’s McCarthyite Blacklist Appears To Be Linked to Ukrainian Fascists and CIA Spies

by Mark Ames, Naked Capitalism:
Last month, the Washington Post gave a glowing front-page boost to an anonymous online blacklist of hundreds of American websites, from marginal conspiracy sites to flagship libertarian and progressive publications. As Max Blumenthal reported for AlterNet, the anonymous website argued that all of them should be investigated by the federal government and potentially prosecuted under the Espionage Act as Russian spies, for wittingly or unwittingly spreading Russian propaganda.
My own satirical newspaper was raided and closed down by the Kremlin in 2008, on charges of “extremism”—akin to terrorism—which I took seriously enough to leave for home for good. What the Washington Post did in boosting an anonymous blacklist of American journalists accused of criminal treason is one of the sleaziest, and most disturbing (in a very familiar Kremlin way) things I’ve seen in this country since I fled for home. The WaPo is essentially an arm of the American deep state; its owner, Jeff Bezos, is one of the three richest Americans, worth $67 billion, and his cash cow, Amazon, is a major contractor with the Central Intelligence Agency. In other words, this is as close to an official US government blacklist of journalists as we’ve seen—a dark ominous warning before they take the next steps.
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Top Democrats, Clinton Campaign Calls For Commission, Intel Briefing Ahead Of Electoral College Vote

The Hillary Clinton campaign, by way of its top political adviser John Podesta, is supporting an effort by members of the Electoral College to request an intelligence briefing on foreign intervention in the presidential election ahead of next Monday's Electoral College vote.

Hillary Begs For Benghazi Lawsuit Dismissal While Plaintiffs Blast "Special Favors" For "Political Elite"

“To treat her differently than others would be treated would create and perpetuate a terrible precedent, as the American people have come to believe that, in effect, there are two systems of justice; one for the political elite establishment, and one for the rest of the citizens of our nation.”

White House Rejects "False Flag Conspiracies"; States Trump Called On Russia To Hack Clinton - Live Feed

The farcical non-factual news continues with White House press secretary Josh Earnest "rejects in any way that the US would create any false flag operation" and proclaims that "consensus" views and "unanimous obvious facts" are that Trump called on Russia to hack Clinton...

Why The Mainstream Media Is Freaking Out

In a democracy, trust must be earned. It cannot be imposed. The days of captive audiences are over. The monopoly on "news" and propaganda has been broken for good.

US Budget Deficit Doubles As November Spending Hits All Time Monthly High

The U.S. budget deficit soared last month, highlighting the growing mismatch between government spending and revenues. The government ran a $136.7 billion deficit in November, more than double that reported one year ago. The reason for the spike: outlays rose roughly 25% compared with November 2015, and hit an all time high of $226.5 billion for the month of November.

The Dow Is The Most Overbought In Over 20 Years (And Options Traders Have Never Been More Bullish)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has only been more overbought than it is today four times in the last one hundred years...And options traders have never, ever been more bullish on the S&P 500.

RBC Warns January Is Setting Up As A "Massive Mean-Reversion" Month

January has shown a tendency since the turn of the millennium to be an enormous “mean reversion” month — whether across assets or intra-asset (i.e. stock factor or sector performance). RBC's Charlie McElligott explains why.

Oil Fades From OPEC Exuberance On Fund Flows, Storage, & Contango Concerns

The overnight exuberance in crude oil futures markets has faded notably as the day has worn on. While news of supply cuts are unquestionably bullish (should one choose to believe it or not, remember the Saudis admission "we tend to cheat"), but the last few days have also seen a plethora of bearish-biased news that for now is being ignored.

Trumpxuberance...Until It's Not

The Trumpublican voters and cheerleaders expect another Morning in America miracle. Sorry, been there, done that, that was then, this is now.

FBI Disputes CIA's "Fuzzy And Ambiguous" Claims That Russia Sought To Influence Presidential Election

"The bureau, true to its law enforcement roots, wants facts and tangible evidence to prove something beyond all reasonable doubt. The CIA is more comfortable drawing inferences from behavior."

Money Managers Have Never Been More Sure That Interest Rates Will Continue To Rise

In August of 2014, amid tapering QE and talk of normalization, speculators in the world's most liquid money-market instruments went all-in with record bearish bets on eurodollar futures. They were wrong and the short-squeeze sparked a slow-motion flash-crash in bond yields (10Y from 2.65% to 1.86% in a month). Today, as we await words, smoke, and mirrors from Janet tomorrow, the world's speculators are even more all-in...

Amazon's Bezos Will Attend Trump's Tech Roundtable; Elon Musk No Longer "Too Busy", Will Also Attend

Despite the public spat between Amazon boss (and Washington Post owner) Jeff Bezos and the president-elect, the tech heavyweight has agreed to attend Trump's meeting of tech-industry executives this week. The roundtable is a who's who of anti-Trumpers including Apple's Tim Cook and Google's Eric Schmidt but there is one notable absence: Tesla's Elon Musk is unable to attend because he is too busy with work.

Tailing 10-Year Auction Prices At Highest Yield Since September 2014

After blowing out earlier in the day, when it moved as wide as 2.54%, the yield on 10Y paper subsequently collapsed to 2.47%, which may explain the 0.6 bps tail (smaller than last month's 1.6 bps tail) on the auction, which printed with a High Yield of 2.485%, the highest since September 2014.

Ten Electoral College Electors Want Briefing On "Russian Interference" Before Presidential Vote

Ten Electoral College electors have asked U.S. intelligence officials for more information on ongoing investigations surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia.

Exposing The "Mystery" Of Last Week's "Massive" E-Mini Trade

Last Wednesday’s order sparked a frenzy of superfast trading as other market participants piled in and a total of $3.4 billion worth of E-minis changed hands within two seconds. Here is a "deep dive" look into what happened.

New York Times Slams "Liberal Bubble" Safe Spaces Across America's College Campuses

"We champion tolerance, except for conservatives and evangelical Christians. We want to be inclusive of people who don’t look like us - so long as they think like us. I fear that liberal outrage at Trump’s presidency will exacerbate the problem of liberal echo chambers..."

Kremlin Praises Trump's Pick Of Exxon CEO Tillerson As Secretary of State

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov praised the professionalism of Rex Tillerson, saying that “on account of his work as the head of one of the largest oil companies, he had contacts with our representatives more than once. He fulfills his responsibilities in a highly professional manner.”

The Climate Changes Back – What Comes Next?

How can this be happening? We were supposed to be doomed! If this surfeit of good news on the climate continues, it will threaten to derail a major gravy train. In short, the big pause is continuing...

Disappointing 3 Year Auction Prices At Highest Yield Since 2010, Lowest Bid To Cover Since 2009

Market watchers were positioned for a disappointing 3 Year auction ahead of this week's special "event calendar" and recent weakness across the curve. They got largely what they expected.

Lockheed Responds To Trump Tweet

"This is an amazing day for the Israeli people. It's exciting to bring this airplane and its capabilities to the country... We welcome the opportunity to address any questions the president-elect has about the program. It's an amazing program..."

Failed EU – Means an Expanded Dictatorship

by James Hall, The Sleuth Journal:
As the people of the world awaken to the pernicious nature and destructive wreckage of European civilization, the EU technocrats and oligarchs respond with even greater measures of control, repression and intimidation. Yet the prospects that they will be able to maintain their autocratic rule lessons with each populist rebellion against the beasts from Brussels. Induced panic is a tool used to scare the peasants into additional submission. The most obvious method will be a major economic and monetary implosion designed to create fear so that their revered and lauded interdependency necessitates another surrender of national sovereignty.
Events in the last decade foreshadowed the frustration and indignation of Europeans against the artificial federation of independent nations, under the domination of non elected autocrats. Only a denier of facts and history would dispute that the European Union has been a failed experiment in communal coupling. A common currency is as much a pipedream as achieving equivalent and comparable national economies.
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9 to 1: $1,004 Silver & $9,083 Gold?

According to the U.S. Debt clock silver and gold are worth a LOT more than the current manipulated prices.
from SGT

Changes like the weather...Same Bullshit they said in the 70's...and the ignorant Sheeplez will fall for it...Again...

Forget Global Warming! Polar Vortex Returns with Vengeance

from TRU News:
(CHICAGO) Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather next week similar to life-threatening lows the polar vortex brought to parts of the country in 2014.
Anticipation of a freezing blast began to build this week when weather maps and forecast models showed similarities between next week’s system and one that developed in January 2014.
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CIA Pushes for New Elections?

from The Daily Bell:
Calls Grow For A New Presidential Election To Be Held After Russia Meddled To Help Trump … It is finally being said out loud, in public, on national television. America may need to hold a new presidential election after Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump. –Politicus
We can see the tide building to challenge Trump before the Electoral College votes to install him as president.
Now a former CIA official has gone on television to say that the only solution to questions being raised involve an electoral “do-over.”
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Watchdog Discovers Toy Dolls Are Recording Your Conversations And Uploading Them To Police

by Claire Bernish, Activist Post:
When giving gifts this holiday season, be strongly advised that certain toys will upload your child’s unique voice and personal information — to the same military and law enforcement database which helps authorities identify criminals.
Indeed, these toys — which could record any conversation occurring nearby, and also fish for specific information from unwitting children — constitute the latest in surveillance by home appliances and gadgets known collectively as the Internet of Things. And this insidious, extraneous spying has several watchdog groups sounding alarm bells in a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission.
Genesis Toys’ My Friend Cayla doll and i-Que robot — Internet-connected toys using voice recognition technology to interact with children — can answer questions by converting speech to text and retrieving information from Google, Wikipedia, and Weather Underground, CNN reports.
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Six Great Pocket Guns for Your Christmas Wish List

by Awr Hawkins, Breitbart:
Christmas Day is fast approaching and Breitbart News thought it apropos to highlight six pocket guns that should be on wish lists around the country.
These guns are perfect for men who live in climates where cargo shorts/pants are daily wear, as you can put the gun in a small holster and literally drop it in your front pocket and go. The six guns listed below are also excellent gift choices if you have a woman on your list–say, a mother or grandmother who plans to keep the gun in her purse or even to carry the gun in a sweatshirt pocket while walking the kids in the park.
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FDA Set To Ban Prepper Access To Over-The-Counter Antibiotics: “We Can Surely Expect To See Shortages”

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
Because the government must maintain direct control over everything we consume, the FDA is now set to ban access to over-the-counter antiobiotic medications. Such medications, classified as veterinary antibiotics, are often used by pet owners to treat bacterial infections in fish and livestock. For those preparing for a breakdown of emergency services in the event of widespread disaster where hospitals may be closed down and medical personnel unavailable, the banning of these drugs means that preppers can no longer purchase these medications over the counter and outside of view of prying surveillance state eyes.
Starting January 1, 2017, the equivalent of a veterinary prescription will be required for certain OTC antibiotics.
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Hillary Clinton squirming Over ‘Pizzagate’ Allegations? Clinton Presses Congress to Take Action

by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:
The queen of fake news exposed
The queen of fake news and recent loser of the presidential election Hillary R. Clinton came out against what she says is a ‘fake news epidemic’ Thursday, demanding that Congress take action.
Clinton cited the recent Comet Ping Pong incident in which an armed actor entered the pizzeria on Dec. 4 with a rifle to “self-investigate” mounting evidence of a child sex-trafficking ring conspiracy known as Pizzagate, which has been trending on social media world wide for weeks now.
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“Russian Tanks Are Everywhere!”

by Martin Berger, New Eastern Outlook:
The Western corporate media often reports that Russian tanks, cannons, armored vehicles, and thousands of soldiers in the uniform of the Russian Armed Forces are spotted in pro-Western nations of the world. What’s even worse is that such statements are being made by various high-profile politicians in Washington, at NATO headquarters, and in the capitals of various European states.
Just recently, while speaking in front of soldiers of the Ukraine Armed Forces, President Poroshenko announced that the territory of his country is allegedly occupied by 700 Russian tanks, 1,250 artillery systems, more than 1,000 armored vehicles and 300 high mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS).
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