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“Julian Assange Is Going To Be Hillary Clinton’s Worse Nightmare”

“The woman is a flat out liar,” he said. “She’s a woman who is devoted to the dollar rather the country. And I think her election would be a disaster to the American people.”  – G. Gordon Liddy, architect of the Watergate scandal – LINK

I find it absolutely mind-blowing that one of the leading front-runners to be the next President – Hillary Clinton – is someone who appears to have committed multiple felonies and high treason in her term as Obama’s Secretary of State.  There is absolutely no question that she sold U.S. policy decisions to the highest foreign bidder in return for large “donations” to the Clinton Foundation.

The fact that a significant portion of the population would vote for her to be President is another obvious sign that the United States is collapsing in a sea of ignorance and apathy. It’s like watching the chickens in the chicken yard cheering for Colonel Sanders when he shows up to greet them with a smile while holding a machete behind his back.

Rather than running for President, Hillary Clinton should be in the process of defending herself from going to jail for a long time, if not for life.

“It’s obvious what she has done,” said Liddy on Clinton’s private email server. “She has cherry picked information to go public. Destroyed and or concealed the rest.”  – G. Gordon Liddy from link above

When I first watch this interview with Kim Dotcom in which he said Julian Assange would start releasing material that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton, I was less than hopeful that it would actually happen:

But then I woke up to a news report from the International Business Times which reported that, despite Hillary Clinton’s insistence that she was not involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, her State Department was intimately involved in the process of drafting and negotiation the deal:

At a Congressional hearing in 2011, Clinton told lawmakers that “with respect to the TPP, although the State Department does not have the lead on this — it is the United States Trade Representative — we work closely with the USTR.” Additionally, State Department cables reviewed by International Business Times show that her agency — including her top aides — were deeply involved in the diplomatic deliberations over the trade deal.  –  International Business Times

The reports were released by Julian Assange’s Wikileaks.  In the video clip linked above, Kim Dotcom has indicated that Assange will be releasing a plethora of information which will bury Hillary Clinton – hopefully once and for all.

Per the test of history, hubris is the Achilles’ heel of corrupt politicians with blind ambition to achieve the pinnacle of wealth and power.  Hillary has been enabled by the blind devotion of the brain-dead Americans who support her and by her access to power channels which have facilitated her ability to cover-up or destroy any attempts to undermine her path to the Presidency.

The entire U.S. political system, especially at the Federal level – including the judicial branch – has lapsed into the biggest cesspool of corruption and criminality in recorded history.  Hillary Clinton is a felon who runs her political organization like a Sicilian mafia don.  While nothing will save the U.S. from ultimate collapse, the political and legal destruction of Hillary Clinton might enable the hoi polloi to enjoy a few more waning hours before the country’s final implosion.

Reader Response To Gary Hart

Before I post a couple of excellent responses, I wanted to put Gary Hart’s comments in context.  First, he is and always will be a politician.  Therefore his personal views will have an element of “lipstick beautification” applied.  By default at his core he – like all politicians – tries to be a people-pleaser.   But having said that, I applaud Hart’s courage for offering an honest and brutal assessment of the current political and economic system. He is the first politician – including Ron Paul – who has been willing to publicly condemn our Government as being outright “corrupt.”  Name one other politician who has used that specific word.   My hat’s off to any politician who is willing to do that.

Reader “Guy:”

Excellent article Dave!

Yesterday there was a parade in town (we live near a small town of about 4000 people…very rural). To my wife and I, as we drove through town to meet a friend, we wondered what these people are thinking (those setting up chairs along the parade path in advance of the parade)? What I mean is they have no clue what is happening to this country. Celebrate July 4? Are they kidding us? Does anyone of them know the real significance of July 4, 1776 and what led up to that date? I looked at the people’s eyes and their physical condition (lot of fat) and could see “brain dead”. It’s something I can feel based upon years of experience. It’s sort like they are drugged. They simply don’t comprehend events around them in a manner that would result in knowledge, understanding and wisdom. They are mentally handicapped.

Gary Hart made this statement: “The people of this country are smart, and they want candidates who can say, “And here’s what I think we should do about it,” in very specific terms.” Being a politician, he avoided the truth about people in this country in the collective sense. In our humble opinion, the collective in this country (and abroad, too), are just plain brain dead (stupid). Of course, this is what they (those who think they are in power over us) desire. As such, to those that “know” the score, these people are our enemy (the brain dead), too.

On the subject of the Civil War and the ending of slavery as discussed by Gary Hart, he’s got that all wrong. This shows what he does not know about history. Again, he shows his “politician” sense. The Civil War has the appearance of the “slavery” issue as we were taught. Slavery was promoted to the people at that time to gain support in the north for war (sound familiar?). The real issue was taxation imposed by the north on the south because the south was importing machinery, goods, etc. from Europe instead of purchasing same from northern factories (European trade benefited the south because of lower prices that what the north offered). How many know this? Do the research. We have been lied to and it started a long time ago.

Reader Titus:

 “And as you can see, in the debate over the Confederate flag, we still haven’t gotten it totally right.”

It’s not clear what Hart means here, but I suspect he’s the one who has it wrong here. The Civil War was very much about sovereignty and the power of the people (in this case people living in southern states) to live under their own laws and free of laws that were imposed on them from Washington, D.C. Not everyone–and certainly not every state, which are supposedly sovereign–consented to those laws. This is crucial, because it was consent–and only consent–on which the drafters of the Declaration of Independence based the colonies’ legal right to jettison what they saw as an unjust regime.

Both the south and the colonists had withdrawn their consent. That Hart disagrees with the reasons that one aggrieved group withdrew its consent and agrees with the other is wholly irrelevant. What is relevant is the withdrawal of popular consent, end of story.

After the Declaration, many signers were hunted down and killed. Similarly, it’s no accident that the Civil War accounts for nearly half (620,000–only a tiny fraction of whom owned slaves, incidentally) of the American deaths in her wars.

The stakes don’t get any higher than when sovereignty is at stake.

And today, sovereignty is at stake once again in the form of the TPP. It should be front and center in the national debate, since it’s the life and death of sovereign America that’s at stake.

Hart says nothing about this, a curious omission by someone who tells us he’s so concerned about sovereignty and the power of the people, which is about to vanish down the shithole of history.

Other than completely fucking up the most important thing he was talking about in that interview, Hart was dynamite.

I appreciated Titus’ comment even more on my second read-thru.  I did offer that the TPP was likely above the scope and context of the Westword interview and certainly above the scope of most Denver Westword readers, half of whom are stoned most of the time.

However Titus brings up a spectacular point here.  Given the fact that the TPP, once ratified, will usurp the Constitution as the supreme body of law governing the United States, it is beyond pathetic that every single Congressman and Senator is refusing to go public with the details of the TPP Agreement.  Are you afraid of a little jail time, Elizabeth?  Bernie?  Rand?  

Where are these cowards and hypocrites who refuse to defend the rights of the American public?

Where are these supposed politicians of, by and for the People?  Why are they not standing up for what’s right and telling the world what is in the TPP Agreement?  Apparently the terms of the Agreement are so horrific to the populace and so beneficial to the big corporations who drafted the Agreement that it requires the threat of jail to deter any disclosure.

Once the TPP Agreement is ratified, it will mark the end of the United States as it was founded and has existed for 239 years.

Don’t Panic, The Fed Is Control Of The Markets

There’s no such thing as markets anymore – only interventions.  –  Chris Powell, co-founder and Treasurer of GATA

If today’s market action does not convince the last skeptics that the U.S. financial markets are completely rigged, nothing will.

The action in the U.S. markets today after the Greece/EU situation hit a wall today demonstrates the degree of control the Fed and the U.S. Central Planners have over the markets now.    The S&P 500 futures opened down 30 points when global electronic trading opened Sunday evening.   Gold and silver spiked up.  Both markets began to reflect some degree of the risk to the global financial system posed by Greece’s potential financial collapse.

Of course, as has been the case since the 1987 stock market crash, the Fed/Treasury – collectively the plunge protection team (PPT) – went to work containing the damage to the paper markets.  This entailed methodically working the S&P 500 higher during the course of the night and methodically pushing gold/silver back down – click to enlarge:

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The manipulation of the markets reflected by these overnight trading charts of the SPX and Gold futures epitomizes the extreme degree of market intervention by the PPT. Ever since 1987, and since Reagan signed the Executive Order which authorized the PPT to prop up the stock markets, there’s been market intervention “creep” in this country. Robert Rubin’s role as Secretary of Treasury was to transition the Working Group on Financial Markets (PPT) from its stock market propping function into a full-fledged, all-encompassing market intervention mechanism.

A colleague of mine this morning remarked that after today the market intervention going on should become blatant to everyone.  I scoffed at this notion.  Most people in this country are either not aware of what’s going on in DC and Wall Street or don’t care.  I was watching CNN this morning and the Greek Tragedy was not even reported.  If you only get your news from CNN you have no idea that the EU could fall apart.  Therefore, you have no reason to believe that the stock market should be falling off a cliff and gold should be going parabolic toward the sky.

The markets have become unimaginably imbalanced in the degree to which the paper derivative securities misrepresent the underlying financial, economic and political reality. Yes, stocks and bonds are nothing more than simple derivatives in that they are pieces of paper which are supposed to “derive” their value from underlying entities that issue them. But the underlying entities are nothing more than cesspools of accounting fraud, criminality and Ponzi schemes designed to suck wealth out the system.

The financial markets – and specifically the U.S. financial markets – have become collectively the biggest Ponzi scheme in the history of the universe.  This condition has been made even worse by the fact that the people running these markets and our Government have become completely immune from prosecution or even indictment. They are criminals who are above the law.

Examples of this are becoming limitless, but consider that an open felon who, as Secretary of State, sold U.S. foreign policy to the highest bidders for her own personal gain is now the front-runner candidate to be the next President.  The only way that our system can become more distorted, debauched and depraved than that will be when the Government begins to herd malcontents and critics into “internment” camps.  Don’t think for moment that is not in the playbook…

…when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed.   –  Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”

 

SoT #40 – Paul Craig Roberts: Greece / TPP – Omens The West Is Collapsing

Everything in this country is becoming Third World – nothing functions anymore.   –  Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Shadow of Truth, in reference to the completely rigged financial markets and failed democracy in the United States

Based on the reaction tonight by the stock market futures to the EU/Greek situation – the S&P 500 futures are down 25 pts/1.2% – I would hazard the opinion that the zombies on CNBC were slighly off-base when they asserted last week that a Greek default was already “priced into the market.”

This idiocy displayed on CNBC is emblematic of the extreme degree to which propaganda has infected our media.  But it also highlights the degree to which the American public has willingly turned a blind eye to the Orwellian fog that has completely enveloped our system.

A perfect example of a dysfunctional financial market is the Comex silver market.  The open interest in silver futures is currently nearly 1 billion ounces of silver.  Against this, the Comex vaults are reporting 57 million ounces of actual physical silver that is available to deliver into the silver futures open interest.   Never in the history of the known universe has any commodities futures market experienced a dislocation this extreme between the paper contracts which represent the underlying commodity and amount of physical commodity available to deliver into those contracts.

This is a failed market because the Comex silver market no longer operates as a price discovery mechanism.  Furthermore, the parties (CME directors, the SEC and the CFTC) responsible for Governing the Comex and for enforcing the securities laws already in place that are designed to prevent markets from becoming corrupted like this have conspired to prevent the Comex from functioning as a bona fide price discovery mechanism.  Instead, the Comex has deteriorated into a cesspool of corruption and wealth confiscation.

The TPP Agreement – in our view – is the greatest failure in the history of this country of elected representatives protecting the Constitution and representing the interests of the people who put them in office.

What the TPP does is give transnational corporations immunity to the sovereign laws of any country in which they operate. Any time the corporation can argue that the sovereign law of a country is a retraint on trade. – Paul Craig Roberts, Shadow of Truth

I would argue that the TPP Agreement is the ultimate act of treason by the President and by Congress.  The TPP Agreement has displaced all Rule of Law with Rule of Transnational Corporations.  Incredibly, 99.5% of the people in this country are either unaware of what the TPP Agreement represents or are just outright unaware of it altogether.

Perhaps the default by Greece and the subsequent GREXIT will incite a political and economic upheaval not just in Europe but in North America as well.  If Greece leaves the EU, it will likely trigger the eventual unraveling of the entire EU.

The agenda of the creditors of Greece is to establish the principle that they can over-lend to a country and then force that country to privatize the public sector in order to raise money in order to pay the creditors and they can force that  country to cut back on social services to the citizens… in order to pay back the banks. So it’s an assertion that the creditors are above the sovereignty of the country.

The other agenda that’s operating is that the EU and the ECB are using the Greek crisis to establish the precedent that the budget and fiscal policy of EU members becomes the property of the EU – that this is something that is no longer done at the member-State level, it’s set in Brussels.   –  Paul Craig Roberts, Shadow of Truth

If we are lucky, a GREXIT will “blow up” the attempt by the western elitists to implement a plan of centralized Governmental control of everything – the so-called New World Order movement.  On the other hand, the risk is very real that the neocons who have seized control of the U.S. Government, especially the Pentagon, will resort to launching nuclear weapons in a desperate attempt to hold on to the United States’ global hegemony that is quickly slipping away.

TPP, The Comex, Greece/EU, The Bond Market: The Final Solution Redux

The naked short interest in Comex silver is potentially building to the mother of all short squeezes and I think the fact that they are piling on more and more naked interest on the Comex tells us that they’re losing control of this.  – Investment Research Dynamics on The SGT Report

The TPP Agreement is going to be the final nail in the coffin of the middle class in the United States (and for the middle classes in all the signatory countries).  The TPP outright usurps the sovereignty of the signatory countries and hands rule of law over to the large transnational corporations.   This means that under this Agreement, the Constitution and all Federal/State laws can be nullified by “legal” decisions imposed under the TPP Agreement.

The Final Solution 2.0:  The Murder of the Middle Class

I was on the SGT Report this week to discuss the ways in which the wealthy and political elitists are implementing an end-game which involves completely destroying the United States and sweeping every last crumb of middle class wealth off the table and into their own pockets.  I actually predicted this would happen back in 2003, when people who saw this coming were considered to be extreme conspiracy theorists.

In fact, a very good friend of mine in NYC told me back then that I was “seeing black helicopters.”  He called me up one day in 2008 and said:  “I can’t believe how right you’ve been this whole time.”

If you think I’m exaggerating, consider this: Right now the leading Democratic front-runner for the Presidency is a woman who used the office of the Secretary of State to sell her influence to the highest bidders abroad for her own personal gain. Not only that, she openly committed felonies including abuse of power and destruction evidence.  The crimes against the people of the United States committed by Nixon look like petty theft from a lemonade stand compared to the crimes the elitist are committing openly now with no consequences.

Not only should be be under detainment and indictment for several crimes, she committed to treason. Instead, she’s gleefully running for President, secretly laughing at all the idiots who slavishly support here.

Try to enjoy what you can, as much as you can, while you still can. Sooner or later these criminals are going to pull the rug out from under you and there’s nothing you can do about it at this point.

SoT #39 – Market Update: Is The Comex End-Game In Sight?

The information in this report is take from sources believed to be reliable; however, the Commodity Exchange, Inc disclaims all liability whatsoever to its accuracy or completeness. This report is produced for information purposes only.  – Legal disclaimer at the bottom of the Comex daily gold and silver vault inventory reports

The legal disclaimer showed up one day a couple years ago at the bottom of the Comex vault reports. Every gold and silver – especially silver – analyst on the internet discusses the state of condition of the Comex using these reports as if they are bona fide.

Given the implications of the above legal disclaimer, this is quite disconcerting. Even gold/silver analysts who are critical of the rampant illegal manipulation of the gold and silver markets on the Comex take the data as reported as being legitimate.

CLEARLY, that disclaimer tells us not to take the Comex data reports seriously.  In fact, it suggests the distinct possibility that the reports might not be accurate or complete.  Why? Because the reports largely come from the three primary market making banks on the Comex:  JP Morgan, Scotia and HSBC.

The big banks have been successufully prosecuted and fined for fraud and criminal behavior in just about every business segment of their operations except their gold and silver trading. This includes criminal activity in other commodity markets. If these reports are in fact accurate and bona fide, it would be the ONLY business segment of any of these banks that is reported without any misrepresentation or outright fraud.  The probability of that being the case is 0% using a 100% confidence interval.   Sorry Ted.

The U.S. financial markets are the most corrupt markets in the history of the world.  – Shadow of Truth

We also discuss the TPP Agreement. The TPP Agreement completely incinerates what’s left of the Constitution. It completely usurps U.S. Federal and State laws and hands ultimate legal decision over to a tribunal international multinational corporations. It extends well beyond just trade issues. It completely nullifies the Constitution and States’ Rights. Any signatory to the Agreement agrees to waive its own sovereign laws and abide by the enforcement of laws set forth in the TPP Agreement on any matter involving TPP issues.

The TPP Agreement is the end of any country as it was founded and conceived.