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"No, there is a limit to the tyrant’s power!<br>When the oppressed man finds no justice,<br>When the burden grows unbearable, he appeals<br>With fearless heart to Heaven,<br>And thence brings down his everlasting rights,<br>Which there abide, inalienably his,<br>And indestructible as stars themselves." -- Friedrich Schiller, Wilhelm Tell’s Rutli Oath
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch obtained evidence that a computer contractor working under the direction of Hillary Clinton’s legal team destroyed subpoenaed records that the former secretary of state stored on a private email server she originally kept at her New York home, and then lied to investigators about it. Yet no charges were brought against Clinton, her lawyers, or her paid consultant.
The leniency accorded to Clinton contrasts with recent moves by Attorney General Merrick Garland to aggressively investigate former President Trump and his lawyers for allegedly obstructing investigators’ efforts to locate subpoenaed records at his Florida home. Legal experts say the apparent double standard may provide a useful defense for Trump and his legal team.
The treatment of Clinton included a deal with her defense team that required the FBI to, in effect, obstruct its own investigation. During its 2016 probe, the bureau agreed with her lawyers' demands to destroy two laptop hard drives containing subpoenaed evidence immediately after searching for files on them. They did so while the information was still being sought by congressional investigators and even though the lawyers had served under Clinton at the State Department and were subjects of the FBI’s investigation. In fact, the laptops were theirs.
Long before it bowed to the request, the FBI suspected Clinton's lawyers played hide-and-seek with evidence, making the concession that much more baffling.
There has been a considerable amount of disinformation and delusion when it comes to the Russian offensive in Ukraine as well as the subsequent western sanctions. For around six months the public has been told that Russia is on the verge of defeat or economic collapse, and each subsequent month the predictions end up false. The primary reason for this disconnect is mainstream media bias infecting the observable data, or hiding the data completely.
The forecasts were all wrong. Only two months ago media pundits were still calling for an imminent fiscal implosion in Russia; instead there has been an explosion in Russia's energy export profits and profits in resource markets. While Russia is in fact set to see a decline in GDP this year, the size of the predicted drop continues to shrink as we close in on the fourth quarter.
As Putin and China's Xi meet this week, all eyes are on the details of any agreements made for the coming fall and winter. While some are suggesting (or rather hoping) that China will abandon its economic ties to Russia helping to cripple their ability to project military power, this is highly unlikely. For now, China is enjoying an energy windfall partly due to continued western sanctions on Russia that have driven up global prices but made Russian oil and natural gas affordable in comparison. China is eating up as many discount energy exports as they can get and even selling some of the excess to the west.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans has ruled in favor of a Texas law that seeks to rein in the power of social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to censor free speech.
The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans (pdf), handed down on Sept. 16, upholds the constitutionality of a Texas law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott last year and delivers a victory to Republicans in their fight against big tech censorship of conservative viewpoints.
“Today we reject the idea that corporations have a freewheeling First Amendment right to censor what people say,” U.S. Circuit Court Judge Andrew Oldham wrote in the opinion.
“Because the district court held otherwise, we reverse its injunction and remand for further proceedings,” Oldham added, setting the stage for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court.
After the law, known as House Bill 20, was passed last year, NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) sued.
The groups argued in their lawsuit that private companies like Facebook and Twitter have a First Amendment right to moderate content that’s posted on their platforms and decide on what forms of speech to allow or ban.
“The Act tramples the First Amendment by allowing the government to force private businesses to host speech they don’t want to,” NetChoice said in a statement. The groups also argued that the Texas law not only does not prevent censorship but allows Texas to “police and control speech online, overriding the First Amendment rights of online businesses.”
A lower court sided with the lawsuit and decided to block the law, with Friday’s ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturning that decision.
Below we track how the Powell Fed serves as a contemporary weapon of mass destruction.
Powell’s so-called “war against inflation” will fail, but not before crushing everything from risk asset, precious metal and currency pricing to the USD. As importantly, Powell is accelerating global market shifts while sending a death knell to the ignored middle class.
Let’s dig in.
The Fed: Creators of Their Own Rock & Hard Place
In countless interviews and articles, we have openly declared that after years of drunken monetary driving, the Fed has no good options left and is literally caught between an inflationary rock and a depressionary hard-place.
That is, hawkishly tightening the Fed’s monthly balance sheet (starting in September at $95B) while raising the Fed Funds Rate (FFR) into a recession was, is and will continue to be an open head-shot to the markets and the economy; yet dovishly mouse-clicking more money (i.e., QE) would be fatally inflationary.
Again, rock and a hard place.
It was almost exactly one year ago that Goldman took a scalpel to its heretofore euphoric 2022 GDP forecasts, which among other things saw the bank's Q1 and Q2 2022 GDP estimates cut from 5.0% and 4.5% to 4.5% and 4.0% respectively, and forecast full year 2022 GDP would be 4.0% (down from 4.4% previously).
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Have you ever wondered how come that people, especially young people, almost in uniformity walk around in torn jeans? This includes highly educated university students and graduates. They have become lasting fashion models over the past two decades – and the fashion prevails. To the point that people pay more for ripped and used-looking pants than for new ones. Common sense has totally disappeared from the mainstream.
There are lots of every-day trend-setting facets, indoctrinated by media and propaganda – not only for commercial purposes, but for reasons of subtle but targeted mind-bending.
“Their” plot is brilliant. Gradually forging people’s minds into one direction, one template – is needed for eventually achieving total control.
Another little example, you may or may not know about: Car colors. Have you noticed, during the past two decades or so, the vast majority of cars – actually about 90% to 95% – are either black or white, or shades in between? All with the same purpose. We, the people, ought to think in a black and white pattern.
Since the creation of the US Federal Reserve over a century ago, every major financial market collapse has been deliberately triggered for political motives by the central bank. The situation is no different today, as clearly the US Fed is acting with its interest rate weapon to crash what is the greatest speculative financial bubble in human history, a bubble it created. Global crash events always begin on the periphery, such as with the 1931 Austrian Creditanstalt or the Lehman Bros. failure in September 2008. The June 15 decision by the Fed to impose the largest single rate hike in almost 30 years as financial markets are already in a meltdown, now guarantees a global depression and worse.
The extent of the “cheap credit” bubble that the Fed, the ECB and Bank of Japan have engineered with buying up of bonds and maintaining unprecedented near-zero or even negative interest rates for now 14 years, is beyond imagination. Financial media cover it over with daily nonsense reporting , while the world economy is being readied, not for so-called “stagflation” or recession. What is coming now in the coming months, barring a dramatic policy reversal, is the worst economic depression in history to date. Thank you, globalization and Davos.
“I am an Anti-War Activist and I am innocent! I have done more against terrorism than anybody. Everything I have done was always good for the security of the United States and good for security in the Middle East.”
– Susan Lindauer shouting on the day she was arrested by the FBI under the Patriot Act. 
“We will need more public support in order for that to happen. And that public support is growing now that we’re making the ties between the false flag of Covid and the vaccinations over the last two years to 9/11. In fact, I’ve developed a presentation on the parallels between 9/11 and Covid, the amazing parallels. I didn’t actually develop it, it was developed by Kevin Ryan, masterfully. What I did was codified it and refined it, and that attracted the attention of Dr. Rashid Buttar. So, I – he wanted me to speak, and I did, in San Antonio, at the advanced medicine there to 1,000 attending medical people. So, that was an incredible opportunity.”
– Richard Gage AIA (from this week’s interview)
The UK Government has quietly confirmed that the Covid-19 vaccines are killing children at an unprecedented rate.
Shocking figures contained in an official report, published just hours before Boris Johnson announced his resignation as Prime Minister of the UK, reveal Covid-19 vaccinated children are 4423%/45x more likely to die of any cause than unvaccinated children and 13,6333/137x more likely to die of Covid-19 than unvaccinated children.
A UK Government agency, known as the Office for National Statistics (ONS), recently published new data on deaths by vaccination status in England.
The latest dataset from the ONS is titled ‘Deaths by Vaccination Status, England, 1 January 2021 to 31 May 2022‘, and it can be accessed on the ONS site here, and downloaded here.
On August 22 the exchange-traded market price for natural gas in the German THE (Trading Hub Europe) gas hub was trading more than 1000% higher than a year ago. Most citizens are told by the Scholz regime that the reason is Putin and Russia’s war in Ukraine. The truth is quite otherwise. EU politicians and major financial interests are using Russia to cover what is a Made in Germany and Brussels energy crisis. The consequences are not accidental.
It is not because politicians like Scholz or German Green Economy Minister Robert Habeck, nor EU Commission Green Energy Vice President Frans Timmermans are stupid or clueless. Corrupt and dishonest, maybe yes. They know exactly what they are doing. They are reading a script. It is all part of the EU plan to deindustrialize one of the most energy-efficient industrial concentrations on the planet. This is the UN Green Agenda 2030 otherwise known as Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset.
This article is the second installment of a two-part research project we began in July 2020 with the article “How 36 Reporters Brought Us the Twin Towers’ Explosive Demolition on 9/11.”
In that article, our goal was to determine the prevalence, among television reporters on 9/11, of the hypothesis that explosions had brought down the Twin Towers. Through careful review of approximately 70 hours of news coverage on 11 different channels, we found that the explosion hypothesis was not only common among reporters but was, in fact, the dominant hypothesis.
Our second question, which we set aside for the present article, was to determine how, despite its prevalence, the explosion hypothesis was supplanted by the hypothesis of fire-induced collapse.
In this article, we shall concentrate not on reporters in the field, as in Part 1, but on the news anchors and their guests who were tasked with discovering and making sense of what was happening. As we trace the supplanting of the explosion hypothesis with the fire-induced collapse hypothesis, we witness the great shift toward what quickly became the Official Narrative.
Starting in 2015, a Chinese real estate development company called China Oceanwide Holdings began buying land on Oahu in the Hawaii Islands just ten miles west of the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor.
President Joe Biden admitted once again to a false story he repeatedly told about himself during his 2020 presidential campaign.
TikTok influencer and attorney Preston Moore claimed in one of his videos that he was asked $400 to spread false information about President Trump related to the January 6 investigation.
The Biden Regime this week struck a tentative deal with rail workers to avert a strike.
The US has prevented independent research into the origins of the Covid-19 virus, a report by the Lancet Commission has asserted.
Washington barred the researchers from accessing relevant laboratories and refused to disclose full information on American studies of the virus, the document, published in the British medical journal on Wednesday, outlined.
“Independent researchers have not yet investigated the US laboratories engaged in the laboratory manipulation of SARS-CoV-like viruses,” the report said while discussing the potential origins of the Covid-19 infection. Nor had they gained access to the research conducted at the Wuhan laboratory, which has been considered a possible place where the disease might have originated, the document added.
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) also “resisted disclosing the details” of the research conducted in America on SARS-CoV-related viruses, which the US government agency has been supporting, according to the report. Eventually, only an “extensively redacted” version of the relevant data was provided, the document said, adding that it contains only as much information that was required by the Freedom of Information act lawsuits.
A top US think tank has slammed a Swedish news report which claimed that it plotted to weaken Germany and the EU by provoking Russia into attacking Ukraine.
RAND corporation has asserted that the claim is "fake."
The story of an alleged US plan to drain EU resources to prop up its economy was reported on Tuesday by Nya Dagbladet, a Swedish news outlet, which describes itself as anti-globalist, humanist, pro-freedom, and independent. An English-language version was released later in the week.
President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied Russia had anything to do with Europe's energy crisis, saying that if the European Union wanted more gas it should lift sanctions preventing the opening of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
According to the New York Post, Weinstein is due to have some rotting teeth pulled from his mouth by the prison dentist. He is begging a judge to have the teeth removed by a private dentist and replaced with dental implants.
According to Yahoo News, the request, made by one of Weinstein’s lawyers, took place in a Los Angeles court during a pretrial hearing. Weinstein maintains that he was given a choice between leaving the rotting teeth in, which gives him excruciating pain or having them pulled without replacements, leaving gaps in his mouth. Weinstein would like to “look presentable” for future trials.
A new report published in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet suggests that it is “feasible” that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) actually originated from a lab in the United States.
To encourage compliance with the country’s new strict energy dictates, some entity in Switzerland – the government claims it is not involved – is blanketing the nation with posters calling on residents to rat out their neighbors for “overheating” their homes and committing other energy “crimes” this winter.
School teachers in Ohio can now carry guns to defend their students under the state’s House Bill (HB) 99, which took effect Monday, September 12.
On Thursday, parents shared personal stories of losing children to fentanyl at a roundtable organized by the Republican Study Committee. The advocates urged the government to help curb the crisis impacting young people nationwide.
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby had a tense exchange with a reporter who said some are accusing Kirby of trying to “undermine” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
With President Joe Biden and his posse allowing illegal immigrants to flood into the United States at unprecedented rates, Republican leaders are shipping some to Democrat-run cities, which has caused Biden to lash out.
Democrats are fine with illegal immigrants wreaking havoc on Republican states such as Florida and Texas. However, their lack of intolerance of diversity is clearly shown when they are faced with dealing with it.
GOP Governors Ron DeSantis (FL) and Greg Abbot (TX) have sent immigrants captured in their state to places like Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, and most recently, Martha’s Vineyard, where former president Barack Obama resides.
The Big Easy overtook St. Louis for the grim distinction of U.S. murder capital in the first half of 2022.
Candace Owens has taken a stand against social media bans — even for those she doesn’t agree with.