Web Research Links for the Week of 11/27/23

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US Government in Full Scale Implosion Because of Corruption – Catherine Austin Fitts – Greg Hunter’s USA Watchdog.com (1hr 5min) – MUST WATCH INTERVIEW – Get ready for what is ahead

The Video that Mike Maloney – of GoldSilver.com, Creator of The Hidden Secrets of Money Series on YouTube, Author of the best selling Guide To Investing in Gold & Silver: Protect Your Financial Future, and The Great Gold & Silver Rush of the 21st Century, – Calls “This is My Most Important Video In Years,” and He isn’t kidding. (45 min)

UN & Bill Gates Launch “50in5” Global Digital Infrastructure Plans – by Kit Knightly – https://off-guardian.org/2023/11/16/un-bill-gates-launch-50in5-global-digital-infrastructure-plans/ – “Last week the United Nations Development Program officially launched their new initiative promoting “Digital Public Infrastructure” (DPI) around the world… The “50in5” program – so-called because it aims to introduce DPI in fifty countries in the next five years – began with a live-streamed event on November 8th… For those of you unsure what “Digital Public Infrastructure” is, the 50in5 website is quite clear: ‘Digital public infrastructure (DPI) – which refers to a secure and interoperable network of components that include digital payments, ID, and data exchange systems.’.. There’s nothing new there, for anyone who has been paying even the slightest bit of attention. Digital identity and digital payment systems are self-explanatory (and we’ve covered them before). “Data Exchange Systems” essentially means national governments will share identity and financial records of citizens across borders with other nations, or indeed with global government agencies… The key word is “interoperable”… As we have written before, the “global government” won’t be one single health care system, identity database, or digital currency – but dozens of notionally separate systems all carefully designed to be fully “interoperable”… As well as being a project of the UNDP, UNICEF, and the Inter-American Development Bank, the 50in5 is funded by various globalist NGOs and non-profits including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and (indirectly through an NGO called “Co-Develop”) the Rockefeller Foundation… The eleven counties taking part in the program so far are Bangladesh, Brazil, Estonia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Moldova, Norway, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Togo. A careful spread from every continent, including first, second, and third-world nations… It is a list noteworthy for including NATO, EU, and BRICS members. Interesting implications on supposed “multipolarity” there… In related news, on the exact same day the 50in5 program launched, the European Parliament and Council of Europe agreed on a new framework for a region-wide European Digital Identity (eID) system… According to the official press release [emphasis added]: ‘The revised regulation constitutes a clear paradigm shift for digital identity in Europe aiming to ensure universal access for people and businesses to secure and trustworthy electronic identification and authentication. Under the new law, member states will offer citizens and businesses digital wallets that will be able to link their national digital identities with proof of other personal attributes (e.g., driving licence, diplomas, bank account). Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their digital wallets with a click of a button on their mobile phone.’.. This comes on the back of announcements that the European Central Bank is moving on to the “next phase” of its Digital Euro plans this month. The digital euro will – according to former IMF (and apparent numerology nut) Christine Lagarde – afford some “limited control” over people’s spending… India, another BRICS nation, has been at the forefront of DPI development for years, and now articles are appearing in publications like Forbes, claiming “India Has A Digital Infrastructure, America Needs One”… At the same time, China is making strides toward ending online anonymity, while Western politicians like Nikki Haley say we should be doing the same… As the world focuses on Hamas and Israel, the global re-organization phase of the Great Reset is just quietly going about its business. Building a net and waiting to tighten it.”

Coming Soon: Your Travel Will Be Restricted By Personal Carbon Allowances“Experts suggest” your standard of living be reduced by over 85% – bMark E. Jeftovic – https://bombthrower.com/coming-soon-your-travel-will-be-restricted-by-personal-carbon-allowances/ – “A report on the future of travel and tourism, co-authored by a travel agency called Intrepid Travel and The Future Labs Institute, posits a future deeply impacted by climate change and restrictions on tourist travel to combat it… “A Sustainable Future for Travel”, warns of “travel extinction”, where some areas suffer such radical climate change that all tourism there ceases, and “personal carbon allowances” that will restrict how often one is permitted travel… From the report (pardon the length, emphasis added): “Carbon Passports” A personal carbon emissions limit will become the new normal as policy and people’s values drive an era of great change… As demonstrated by a worldwide tourism boom, the frequency at which we can fly is once again seemingly unlimited… Conscience and budgets permitting, we feel free to hop on planes from one place to the next. But this will change. ‘On our current trajectory, we can expect a pushback against the frequency with which individuals can travel, with carbon passports set to change the tourism landscape,’ says Raymond [Martin Raymond, Future Laboratories co-founder] – Personal carbon allowances could help curb carbon emissions and lower travel’s overall footprint. – These allowances will manifest as passports that force people to ration their carbon in line with the global carbon budget, which is 750bn tonnes until 2050… By 2040, we can expect to see limitations imposed on the amount of travel that is permitted each year… Experts suggest that individuals should currently limit their carbon emissions to 2.3 tonnes each year – the equivalent of taking a round-trip from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. However, the average carbon footprint in the US is 16 tonnes per person per year, 15 tonnes in Australia and 11.7 tonnes in the UK. This is in stark contrast to where we may find ourselves in the future, with 2040’s travellers forced to forgo the horizon-expanding experiences so readily embraced by today’s tourists… For all practical purposes, your carbon emissions will line up with your energy usage, give or take a relatively narrow band of efficiencies (unless we have some kind of clean energy breakthrough, and the only viable one we have, nuclear, is not considered clean energy by the climate cult)… Said differently: Your standard of living is your energy usage. Reducing a society’s energy usage is the same as reducing its living standards…  With this in mind, let’s look at the numbers cited by the Sustainable Future for Travel report: “Experts suggest that individuals should currently limit their carbon emissions to 2.3 tonnes each year.” – The table below lays out exactly how much the standard of living for the residents of each country will have to be reduced in order to meet the recommended carbon quota set by unelected experts. This is the level of “degrowth” it will take to satisfy the objectives of climate alarmists relying on unfalsifiable premises, arbitrary computer models, and who are deliberately ignoring and suppressing countervailing data.

How serious are our leaders and policymakers about reducing the citizenry’s living standards by upwards of 85%?..  Here is Canada’s Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, rather blithely confirming that the government will limit natural gas usage in order to fight climate change: Reporter: There will be limitations on how much natural gas you can use in the winter? – Full clip on X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/StuntPope/status/1728247679170281835Why are we talking about carbon passports in the section on Central Bank Digital Currencies? (Today’s post is an excerpt from the “Eye on Evilcoin” section of this month’s Bitcoin Capitalist macro overview)… Because we think CBDCs will invariably launch as, or morph into, personal carbon footprint quotasRight now, what we call “the fiat money system” uses debt for money. That’s no longer sustainable, so what we’re expecting is an attempt to switch what we loosely identify as “money”, away from symbolic tokens backed by debt, to social credit scores, backed by personal carbon footprint quotas... In the future, what we loosely identify as ‘money’ will switch from being symbolic tokens backed by debt, to social credit scores, backed by personal carbon footprint quotas. Click To TweetExpanding on this theme, probably, is another report from Future Labs on “Neo-Collectivism”, which may give us a hint at how the policymakers of late stage globalism will seek to preempt free markets and universal human rights with a “we’re all in this together” retread of what is essentially, communism.”

Are COVID Jab Deaths Being Covered Up? – by Dr. Joseph Mercola – https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-jab-deaths-being-covered-up/5841251 – “The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) does not meet its own standards, and safety signals are not being addressed… Before the COVID pandemic, VAERS received an average of 60,000 adverse event reports after vaccination each year. In the first year of the rollout of the experimental gene therapies against COVID (2021), reports skyrocketed to 1 million. By the end of October 2023, the number of reports associated with the COVID shots was 1,605,764, and nearly 1 in 5 of those reports involves a “serious” adverse event… The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which share responsibility for VAERS, insist these data in no way reflect a potential problem with the COVID shots… Filing a VAERS report is a time-consuming process. It can take several hours for a trained medical professional to fill out a single report, and this is time that cannot be billed to anyone. As a result, side effects, including deaths, are massively underreported… VAERS has a public front end and a private back end that public users aren’t allowed to see. The public database only contains the initial reports. Corrections and updates on outcomes go into the private-facing end. As a result, we have no idea how many of the injuries have resulted in death after an initial report was filed. The death count we see when we look at VAERS is the number of reports filed where death was the reason for filing the report in the first place. This “dual system” can leave the public with the false impression that deaths are less common than they are. We also don’t know how many injuries end up progressing and resulting in permanent disability, or how many of them resolve”

Estonia notifies WHO that it rejects the Pandemic Treaty and amendments to International Health Regulations – by Rhoda Wilson – https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/estonia-notifies-who-that-it-rejects – “Last month we published an article explaining that in May 2022 the World Health Assembly (“WHA”) quietly agreed to reduce the period during which nations have to opt out of future amendments to the International Health Regulations. For nations to retain the longer 18-month period previously allowed for nations to opt-out, countries need to send WHO a short note that they are opting out of the amendments decided by the WHA in 2022 before 1 December 2023… The letter from the Estonian MPs is dated 22 November 2023, 8 days before the 1 December deadline.  The MPs haven’t simply opted out of the amendments decided by the WHA in 2022, they have gone much further and rejected both the proposed Pandemic Treaty and the IHR amendments in their entirety as well as additional funding to WHO… Kalle Grünthal, one of the MPs who signed the letter, broke the news on Facebook. The letter begins: Hereby, the Republic of Estonia, based on Article 22 of the Statute of the World Health Organisation, declares that it rejects and does not consent to the international agreement on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response as well as complementary amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) and to improving the sustainability of WHO funding… Estonia Said No to the Implementation of Forcing MeasuresKalle Grünthal on Facebook, 23 November 2023″ – As Estonian alternative media site Telegram.ee noted, this contradicts a decision made early last year.  On 4 March 2022, the Estonian European Union Affairs Committee (“EUAC”) held a meeting to vote on whether the European Commission was authorised to negotiate WHO’s two instruments on behalf of Estonia… The EUAC is a standing committee of the Parliament of Estonia (the Riigikogu) and has a deciding and coordinating role on issues relating to the European Union. The Estonian government is bound by EUAC’s decisions and uses these decisions in its discussions in Europe.  If the Government does not follow EUAC’s decisions then it must provide EUAC with the reasons for not doing so… At the March 2022 meeting, three members of the EUAC voted against and nine voted in favour of giving the European Commission the authority to open negotiations on a Pandemic Treaty, IHR amendments and improving the sustainability of WHO funding on behalf of the Republic of Estonia…  Now the Parliament of Estonia has spoken.  Below is a copy of the letter from the parliamentarians to WHO rejecting its Pandemic Treaty and IHR amendments.

Kamikaze drone takes out missile factory in major blow for Putin – by Katie Boyden – https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/kamikaze-drone-takes-out-missile  -“Ukrainian kamikaze drone has hit a Russian missile factory, causing an explosion and fire to rip through the building… Footage shows the blast ripping through the roof of a workshop at the Smolensk Aviation Plant in western Russia, where Kh-59 missiles are reportedly produced… This is the second time Ukraine has targeted this specific factory – though Russia claims to have suppressed the most recent drone before it hit its target… Local sources claim the fire is now under control… Another drone was reportedly shot down in the Zadneprovsky district of Smolensk… Kh-59 missiles are among the most heavily used by Vladimir Putin to attack Ukraine… Ukraine claimed its early October strike disrupted production of the cruise missile at the plant… The plant is currently used to repair military equipment for use in Putin’s war against Ukraine, it is understood… Separately, a major explosion and fire hit a Russian plant making engines for Vladimir Putin’s tanks and armoured vehicles… Footage showed the inferno at the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant in the Urals, after a powerful ‘explosion’ was reported by locals… The Chelyabinsk plant is under US and Ukrainian sanctions as ‘an enterprise specialising in the production of diesel engines for military equipment for the needs of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation’… The factory is a key supplier for a range of key military firepower such as the T-72, T-90 Proryv tanks, the BMPT Terminator, Akatsiya self-propelled artillery units, and the Msta-S and Koalitsiya-SV complexes… The initial Russian explanation was a transformer explosion caused by a ‘short circuit’ – which is currently used to explain any fire at a key installation in Russia.”

Watchdog to Fed: JPMorgan Is Controlling Fossil Fuels Empire, Which Just Spilled a Million Gallons of Oil in Gulf of Mexico – by Pam Martens and Russ Martens – https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/watchdog-to-fed-jpmorgan-is-controlling – “The formidable Washington watchdog, Public Citizen, has trained its sights on JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon’s house of serial frauds and felony counts that is allowed to also operate as the largest federally-insured bank in the United States… Public Citizen’s pursuit of JPMorgan Chase began in 2019 when its Energy Program Director, Tyson Slocum, began investigating a hodge podge of private equity shell companies using the name Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF). At the time, IIF was in the process of buying El Paso Electric and Public Citizen smelled something rotten and started digging. Public Citizen concluded that JPMorgan Chase was controlling IIF. Public Citizen then filed a series of complaints in the matter with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)… FERC is not a federal agency that JPMorgan Chase should be riling up again. In 2013, FERC fined the bank $410 million for rigging electric markets… In September of this year, FERC sided with Public Citizen, issuing a finding that JP Morgan Chase’s subsidiary, JP Morgan Investment Management, Inc., is an affiliate of IIF, and that their contractual relationship “undermines any potential for independence between the two entities.” – With that finding in hand, Public Citizen sent a letter on September 25 to Michael Barr, the Vice Chair for Supervision at the Federal Reserve. The letter asked the Fed to “initiate a formal investigation to determine whether JP Morgan Chase has violated the Bank Holding Company Act in its creation, operation and control over IIF and its sprawling network of energy companies and utilities, and whether it has violated the Volcker Rule’s prohibitions of banks sponsoring private equity funds.” – The Public Citizen letter to Barr described the massive fossil fuels holdings of JPMorgan as follows: “…JP Morgan Chase is now affiliated with and has some level of control over a nuclear power plant in Arizona; four different electricity, natural gas and water utilities across the United States with over 3 million captive customers; an extensive network of petroleum storage facilities in 11 U.S. states and Canada; six natural gas storage facilities in the U.S.; two deepwater offshore oil/gas production platforms and 1,900 miles of subsea and onshore pipelines connecting offshore Gulf of Mexico oil/gas production to several U.S. states; at least 13 natural gas power plants with nearly 5,000 MW of capacity across the United States; an airport in Toronto, Canada; and the official natural gas supplier to the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. Outside of North America, JP Morgan, through IIF, is affiliated with extensive oil and gas operations in the North Sea; railroads; marine cargo shipping; a natural gas utility in Spain; airports in Australia; and a UK water utility. In almost every instance, JP Morgan executives serve on IIF’s portfolio companies.” – This is not the first time that Wall Street mega banks have been investigated over their secret holdings of physical commodities… In November 2014 the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by the late Senator Carl Levin, released a stunning report detailing how Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks had stealthily, through shell companies, gained ownership of a massive amount of the nation’s critical industrial commodities like oil, aluminum, copper, natural gas, and even uranium. The report said the scale of these bank holdings “appears to be unprecedented in U.S. history.” – The Wall Street mega banks are holding trillions of dollars in FDIC insured deposits. If they experience a catastrophic commercial accident through a ruptured pipeline, tanker oil spill, or power plant explosion, it could once again put the taxpayer on the hook for a bailout or cause another banking panic and bank runs.”

The Feds’ Vehicle ‘Kill Switch’ Mandate Is a Gross (and Dangerous) Violation of Privacy – by Jon Miltimore – https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/the-feds-vehicle-kill-switch-mandate – “In November 2021, former US Representative from Georgia Bob Barr wrote a little-noticed political column claiming that buried inside President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure legislation was a dangerous provision that would go into effect in five years… “Marketed to Congress as a benign tool to help prevent drunk driving, the measure will mandate that automobile manufacturers build into every car what amounts to a ‘vehicle kill switch,’” wrote Barr, who was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president in 2008… Like most Americans, I had never heard of this alleged “kill switch” until a few days ago when Representative Thomas Massie, a libertarian-leaning Republican, proposed to strip the mandate’s funding… “The right to travel is fundamental, but the government has mandated a kill-switch in new vehicles sold after 2026,” said Massie. “The kill-switch will monitor driver performance and disable cars based on the information gathered.” – Nineteen Republicans joined all but one Democrat in opposing Massie’s amendment, which failed… True or False? – The claim that the feds would mandate that every new motor vehicle include technology that could disable the vehicle seemed ludicrous. So I started Googling… To my relief, I saw several fact-checkers at legacy institutions had determined the “kill switch” mandate was not true… “Our rating: False,” said USA Today… “ASSESSMENT: False,” said the Associated Press..“We rate it Mostly False,” concluded PolitiFact… (Snopes, a reliably left-leaning fact check group, was a little less conclusive, saying the claim was a “mixture” of true and false.) – Unfortunately, my relief evaporated once I looked at the bill itselfSec. 24220 of the law explicitly states: “[T]o ensure the prevention of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention technology must be standard equipment in all new passenger motor vehicles.” – The legislation then goes on to define the technology as a computer system that can “passively monitor the performance of a driver of a motor vehicle” and can “prevent or limit motor vehicle operation if an impairment is detected” (emphasis added)…  How the system will make this determination is unclear, as is the government’s potential role in apprehending suspected drunk drivers (more on that later)… But the law’s language could not be more clear: New motor vehicles must have a computer system to “monitor” drivers, and the system must be able to prevent vehicle operation if it detects impairment. “

Is the US’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Broken? –by Jennifer Block – https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/is-the-uss-vaccine-adverse-event – “Three weeks after receiving a second dose of a covid vaccine, Robert Sullivan collapsed at home on his treadmill. An anaesthesiologist in Maryland, USA, he was a particularly fit 49 year old: the week before falling ill, he’d been happily skiing at altitude in Colorado… Sullivan was given a diagnosis of sudden onset pulmonary hypertension, which is generally progressive, can be fatal, and in most cases can’t be cured. The condition is rare, especially in middle aged men. Sullivan decided to file a report in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which collects reports of symptoms, diagnoses, hospital admissions, and deaths after vaccination for the purpose of capturing post-market safety signals… But the submission process was a glitchy race against the clock. “The format is cumbersome and it times you out,” he tells The BMJ. For his troubles, Sullivan received a confirmation by email and a temporary “e-report” number. He learnt from his doctor’s office that a VAERS representative had requested medical records. Then he didn’t hear back for a year… VAERS is supposed to be user friendly, responsive, and transparent. However, investigations by The BMJ have uncovered that it’s not meeting its own standards. Not only have staffing levels failed to keep pace with the unprecedented number of reports since the rollout of covid vaccines but there are signs that the system is overwhelmed, reports aren’t being followed up, and signals are being missed… The BMJ has spoken to more than a dozen people, including physicians and a state medical examiner, who have filed VAERS reports of a serious nature on behalf of themselves or patients and were never contacted by clinical reviewers or were contacted months later… Our investigation has also found that, in stark contrast to the US government’s handling of adverse reaction reports on drugs and devices, the publicly accessible VAERS database on vaccines includes only initial reports, while case updates and corrections are kept on a separate, back end system. Officials told The BMJ that this was to protect patient confidentiality—but this means that patients, doctors, and other public users of the database have access only to an incomplete and uncorrected version… Understaffed… Co-managed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration, the VAERS reporting system relies on a mixture of voluntary adverse event reports from doctors and patients and mandatory reporting from vaccine manufacturers, which are required by law to report all adverse events they become aware of.”

“It’s A Powder Keg”: Steve Bannon Warns Tucker Ireland’s Post-Stabbing Anti-Immigration Crisis Is “Coming Here, At Scale” – by Tyler Durden –
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ireland-powder-keg-tucker-carlson-and-steve-bannon-ireland-stabbing-insanity-and – “Tucker Carlson sat down with Steve Bannon to discuss last week’s terrorist incident in Ireland – where an Algerian immigrant went on a stabbing spree in downtown Dublin, attacking five people – including three children. Following the stabbing, anti-immigrant riots broke out across the country over the government’s general pro-immigrant policies… “Several days ago, a man in his 50s for reasons that are still not clear stabbed five people outside a school in Dublin, Ireland, including three children, and then almost immediately after, parts of that City erupted into rioting,” said Carlson, adding “The Washington Post stepped in helpfully to explain, here’s the Tweet The Washington Post sent out quote ‘online rumors claimed the perpetrator of a stabbing attack was an immigrant’.” – “Actually, the man was an immigrant,” Carlson continued. “He was from Algeria and as it turns out he’s been living in Ireland for 23 years at public expense, he has never had a job.” – Ireland’s Transformation and the Role of Immigration… The conversation quickly pivoted to the broader implications of immigration in Ireland, with Carlson criticizing the country’s significant transformation due to immigration, suggesting a deliberate plan. “That country has been completely transformed by immigration,” he argued… Bannon echoed Carlson’s sentiments, criticizing the Irish political class for “selling out” the people and compared the situation in Ireland with the rest of Europe, particularly with the policies of Victor Orban in Hungary and the general trend in Germany… “Ireland’s probably one of the worst if not the worst because the political class has totally sold out the people,” said Bannon, adding “Ireland is a powder keg and I think what you saw the other day in the response by the Garda, the response by the authorities was immediately to go after Conor McGregor and other folks who were saying hey we need to address this.”

The bigger picture – Going beyond Ireland, Carlson and Bannon discussed the situation in the United States and other Western countries – with Bannon voicingconcerns about increasing immigration and its impact on native populations, drawing parallels with Ireland’s situation. “The political class is very tied to Brussels,” Bannon noted, implying a disconnect between the governing elite and the populace… “The Germans and the people in Brussels, the party of Davos just doesn’t think the working-class European population is very controllable, they think they’re dangerous,” said Bannon… The pair also touched on future concerns, including rising national debt and the potential for social unrest… Bannon in particular warned about the financial implications of immigration policies was stark: “We are Beyond broke; we are technically in bankruptcy right now.”

The ADL Has Been Sending Top US Cops To Israeli Terrorism Seminars Blamed For ‘Militarizing’ Police – With the Anti-Defamation League making recent headlines over a (seemingly de-escalated) ongoing public spat with X owner Elon Musk… – by Tyler Durden –https://www.zerohedge.com/political/adl-has-been-sending-top-us-cops-israeli-terrorism-seminars-blamed-militarizing-police

“many have highlighted the ADL’s nearly two-decade sponsorship of a program which sends US law enforcement officials to Israel for various training seminars which several organizations have blamed for the ‘militarization’ of US police… This is also set against the backdrop of the post-9/11 ‘war on terror’ era trend of local police departments gaining access military gear and equipment. Heavy armored vehicles like MRAPs have now become a fixture of even small town police departments.”A lot of the policing that folks are observing and being talked to about in these trips is policing that happens in a nondemocratic context,” Alex Vitale, a sociology professor at Brooklyn College and author of a forthcoming book on global policing, told The Intercept in 2017… “The kinds of training police are given in Israel is actually part of the problem because it encourages a warrior mindset in police and exposes them to practices that would be unconstitutional in the U.S.,” he told the outlet earlier this year… The FBI has also participated in the program, which was launched by former FBI official Steven Pomerantz… Did you know the ADL has been sponsoring very expensive police training trips to Israel for top American police departments? pic.twitter.com/UajBNSiSfT — The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) November 29, 2023 – In the summer of 2020 as the George Floyd BLM protests raged across the United States and ‘defund the police‘ became a national refrain which liberal cities across the country actually instituted (with much regret), ADL senior VP of programs, George Selim, and another top ADL official, internally questioned the group’s support of the Israeli training program. – “In light of the very real police brutality at the hands of militarized police forces in the US, we must ask ourselves difficult questions, like whether we are contributing to the problem,” wrote the officials in a June 9, 2020 memo to CEO Jonathan Greenblatt which suggests ending the program. “That is, we must ask ourselves why it is necessary for American police, enforcing American laws, would need to meet with members of the Israeli military. We must ask ourselves if, upon returning home, those we train are more likely to use force.” – According to Amnesty International in 2016, When the U.S. Department of Justice published a report opens in a new tab Aug. 10 that documented “widespread constitutional violations, discriminatory enforcement, and culture of retaliation” within the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), there was rightly a general reaction of outrage… But what hasn’t received as much attention is where Baltimore police received training on crowd control, use of force and surveillance: Israel’s national police, military and intelligence services… Baltimore law enforcement officials, along with hundreds of others from Florida opens in a new tabNew Jersey opens in a new tab, Pennsylvania, California opens in a new tabArizona opens in a new tab, Connecticut, New York opens in a new tab, Massachusetts, North CarolinaGeorgia opens in a new tabWashington state opens in a new tab as well as the DC Capitol police have all traveled to Israel for training. Thousands of others have received training from Israeli officials here in the U.S... Durham bans it – In 2018, five years after former Durham, North Carolina Chief of Police Cerelyn Davis attended a 2013 training session with the Israel National Police, the North Carolina city banned the exchange program. Davis, now the chief of Memphis PD, seemed “to have changed her tune” according to The InterceptBy the time she became chief in Durham, Davis seems to have changed her tune on such programs. The apparent coolness on the police-Israeli relationships came following pressure from local activists and a national campaign to end U.S.-Israel police exchanges… In 2018, Durham became the first city in the U.S. to ban police trainings and exchanges involving Israel’s military. At the time, Davis wrote in a memo that she had “no intention to participate or initiate an exchange with Israel,” which prompted two Israeli volunteer police officers to sue her and the Durham police department for discrimination… Davis’s predecessor, Larry Godwin, also trained in Israel as part of a  Homeland Security International Conference… While the ADL has oddly scrubbed the exchange program’s main page from their website (now archived here), the organization has defended the program in response to previous questions, writing: There has been systematic racism in the U.S. for centuries, and it exists within our law enforcement and criminal justice systems. These problems were not imported to the U.S… Blaming Israel for these grave and serious issues only serves as a distraction from legitimate problems that we as a nation need to confront… This charge has been propagated by ideological critics of Israel who seek to inject alleged Israeli – and at times American Jewish – complicity into issues of American societal injustice. Those who make this spurious argument have focused more on tarring Israel than promoting real solutions to confronting and transforming systemic American inequities and abuses… The self-proclaimed ‘architect’ of the US-Israel police exchange noted above, Steven Pomerantz – who heads the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), a Washington DC Think Tank, wrote in a lengthy June 19, 2020 statement (10 days after ADL officials raised the notion of the organization’s complicity in police violence) that the training courses don’t involve ‘field training,’ work on “building trust with minority communities,” and therefore couldn’t possibly translate to reports of increased police brutality in the US… The letter then pivots to how “Israel’s unfortunately extensive experience in the counterterrorism field” can benefit US police… “Importantly, both American and Israeli police agencies operate under similar conditions, with judicial and public oversight and an aggressive free press,” writes Pomerantz. “There is value in learning how Israel fights terrorism while preserving its democratic institutions and the individual rights of citizens — challenges facing all democratic societies.” – Meanwhile, the American Jewish Committee has criticized the ‘deadly exchange’ as a ‘trope’ which ‘directly compares U.S. police actions against Black Americans with the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) treatment of Palestinians.” – Users of this trope argue Israeli and U.S. law enforcement exchange security practices and ideologies to purposely target people of color. This false equivalence appeared in demonstrations in the summer of 2020 when protesters chanted “Israel, we know you, you murder children, too” -AJC – The AJC says that “Accusing Israel or Zionists of complicity in the murder of Black people is malicious, perpetuates antisemitism, and blames Jews for societal ills.”

Confetti Dollar End of Ponzi Scheme – Bill Holter (w/Video 40min)- by Greg Hunter – https://usawatchdog.com/confetti-dollar-end-of-ponzi-scheme-bill-holter/  – “Precious metals expert and financial writer Bill Holter says the recent underreported announcement by the UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti in Switzerland that his bank might need a “rescue” is yet another sign on the short road to the end of the global Ponzi scheme backed by the US dollar reserve currency.  Holter points out, “You’ve got a sick bank (Credit Suisse) that is being bailed out by another bank (UBS) that may turn out to be sick.  My question is who is going to bail out these central banks?  You have got the Fed with a $9 trillion balance sheet.  The last time, the Fed went from $900 billion to $9 trillion.  Can the Fed now go from $9 trillion to $90 trillion?  Who is going to bail out the Fed?  Who is going to bail out the US Treasury?  Who is going to bail out the Bank of England, the ECB or the Bank of Japan?  These central banks have completely blown up their balance sheet and have no ability to save anything.  My question is who is going to save them?” – Can’t they cut interest rates again like they did in 2009?  Holter says, “If they cut interest rates from here, you would see the dollar absolutely crash.  The only reason the dollar has not crashed is interest rates have basically gone from 0% to 5%.   They have done that in a year and a half which is the fastest increase in interest rates in all of history.” – So, rate cuts will devalue the dollar.  Can you pay trillions of dollars borrowed in Treasury Bond back in confetti dollars?  Holter says, “Yes, you absolutely can pay back your debt in confetti.  It’s been done many, many times before as currencies get lost.  The US Treasury can certainly pay back in dollars, confetti dollars that certainly will have no purchasing power.  What that does is it shuts the credit spigot off to the biggest debtor in the world.  The biggest debtor in the world is the US Treasury.  They owe more than any other entity anywhere. . . . I have long said this is going to be a credit event. . . . People are not going to buy Treasuries and be paid back in monkey money.  The world is going to shun dollars and shun US Treasuries. . . . In short, confetti dollars are going to shut the credit markets down. . . .  Then, it’s game over because everything runs on credit.  The financial markets run on credit, and the real economy runs on credit.  If there is no credit, nothing works.” – Holter is not surprised by the recent rise in gold.  He also says “watch silver, it is being suppressed because if silver rises uncontrollably, it will be like pulling the silver pin in the gold grenade.” – Comment: Sadly, everything that Holter is saying is nothing more than common sense… There is much more in the 40-minute interview… Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with financial writer and precious metals expert Bill Holter for 11.28.23… After the Interview: Bill Holter’s new website is still growing in a big way.  It’s called BillHolter.com... If you need to contact Bill Holter, his email is bholter@hotmail.com… This segment is sponsored by Discount Gold and Silver Trading. Ask for Melody Cedarstrom, the owner, at 1-800-375-4188.”

Is China’s ‘mystery pneumonia’ (same old script) sweeping Europe ? Netherlands sees alarming surge in similar illness among children – as terrifying video shows hazmat-clad workers in China disinfecting schools – by Neil Hague – https://davidicke.com/2023/11/28/is-chinas-mystery-pneumonia-same-old-script-sweeping-europe-netherlands-sees-alarming-surge-in-similar-illness-among-children-as-terrifying-video-shows-hazmat-clad-workers-in-china-disinfe/ – “An alarming spike in pneumonia cases among children has been detected in the Netherlands, mirroring a similar surge in ChinaDutch health experts say a striking number have been sickened since rates began soaring in August, with most cases among those aged five to 14… Surveillance data shows rates of the illness, which can prove life-threatening, are already nearly twice as high as the peak recorded last year… It comes as China battles its own ‘mystery’ pneumonia cluster, with media stating hospitals as being ‘overwhelmed with sick children’… Terrifying footage reminiscent of scenes during Covid’s darkest days shows health workers in hazmat suits, gloves and masks spraying disinfectant through schools, hallways and outdoors… Beijing officials have ruled out a new virus as being to blame for the spike. Instead, they insist the rise is down to a surge in seasonal illnesses as the country faces its first full winter without Covid-era curbs.”.. Read more: Is China’s ‘mystery pneumonia’ (same old script) sweeping Europe ? Netherlands sees alarming surge in similar illness among children – as terrifying video shows hazmat-clad workers in China disinfecting schoolsComment: Shields Up!

The White House Goes Rogue: Secret Surveillance Program Breaks All the Laws – by John & Nisha Whitehead – https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/the-white-house-goes-rogue-secret – “We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government.” — William O. Douglas, dissenting in Osborn v. United States (1966)… The government wants us to believe that we have nothing to fear from its mass spying programs as long as we’ve done nothing wrong… Don’t believe it… It doesn’t matter whether you obey every law. The government’s definition of a “bad” guy is extraordinarily broad, and it results in the warrantless surveillance of innocent, law-abiding Americans on a staggering scale… For instance, it was recently revealed that the White House, relying on a set of privacy loopholes, has been sidestepping the Fourth Amendment by paying AT&T to allow federal, state, and local law enforcement to access—without a warrant—the phone records of Americans who are not suspected of a crime… This goes way beyond the NSA’s metadata collection program… Operated during the Obama, Trump and now the Biden presidencies, this secret dragnet surveillance program (formerly known as Hemisphere and now dubbed Data Analytical Services) uses its association with the White House to sidestep a vast array of privacy and transparency laws… According to Senator Ron Wyden, Hemisphere has been operating without any oversight for more than a decade under the guise of cracking down on drug traffickers… This is how the government routinely breaks the law and gets away with it: in the so-called name of national security… More than a trillion domestic phone records are mined through this mass surveillance program every year, warrantlessly targeting not only those suspected of criminal activity but anyone with whom they might have contact, including spouses, children, parents, and friends… It’s not just law enforcement agencies investigating drug crimes who are using Hemisphere to sidestep the Fourth Amendment, either. Those who have received training on the program reportedly include postal workers, prison officials, highway patrol officers, border cops, and the National Guard… It’s a program ripe for abuse, and you can bet it’s getting abused… Surveillance, digital stalking and the data mining of the American people—weapons of compliance and control in the government’s hands—haven’t made America any safer, and they certainly aren’t helping to preserve our freedoms… Indeed, America will never be safe as long as the U.S. government is allowed to shred the Constitution… The Fourth Amendment was intended to serve as a protective forcefield around our persons, our property, our activities, our communications and our movements. It keeps the government out of our private business except in certain, extenuating circumstances.”

Israeli Intelligence Knew of Hamas Plans for Attack, But Stopped Monitoring Hamas – by Haaretz – https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/sraeli-intelligence-knew-of-hamas – “Israeli Intelligence Knew Attack Was Coming but Didn’t Know How Big Because It Stopped Monitoring Hamas Radio Traffic: Report… Israel had been lulled into the false belief that the threat of Hamas was contained, according to a new account of the country’s intelligence failures… Israel’s intelligence service Shin Bet knew Hamas fighters were active hours before the Oct. 7 attack — but failed to predict the scale of the incursion, in part because Israel no longer monitored the terror group’s handheld radio traffic, according to a new report… The Israel Defense Forces Unit 8200 had stopped eavesdropping on the Hamas conversations because they believed it was a “waste of effort,” the New York Times reported on MondayThe report chronicles the intelligence failures that left Israel unprepared for the massive Hamas attack, which saw thousands of terrorist pour into southern Israel, killing 1,400 people and kidnapping more than 200… Israel’s security chiefs concluded that the Hamas activity would likely result in a small-scale assault, the Times reported… They ordered the Team Tequila counterterrorism unit to southern Israel, but decided not to wake up Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the newspaper, which cited three unnamed Israeli defense officials… The report in the Times echos much of the reporting by Israel’s Channel 12 news on Oct. 20, which also reported that the country’s security apparatus knew Hamas was planning something, but predicted it would be small.”

Nobody wants U.S. Treasury bonds – by Liz Hoffman – https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/nobody-wants-us-treasury-bonds – “Nobody wants U.S. Treasury bonds… Once a symbol of America’s economic might and accepted as a global coin of the realm, they have fallen badly out of favor, with serious consequences for taxpayers, investors, and financial markets… Elementary economic forces — too much supply and not enough demand — have collided to create the worst stretch for U.S. government bonds since the Civil War. The government keeps borrowing to cover its budget deficits, while once-reliable buyers of that debt, both at home and abroad, have pulled back… The result: Investors are demanding the steepest yields since 2007. Auctions of fresh bonds that were once routine are now going terribly. And bond portfolios are getting absolutely hammered. The longest-dated Treasury bonds are in a bear market worse than the dot-com bust and almost as bad as 2008… The government is borrowing more than expected, increasing the supply of Treasurys and dinging their value. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve is selling down its own holdings, dumping yet more bonds into a market that doesn’t really want them… “There’s just a lot less demand than there was even six months ago,” Goldman Sachs’ Jim Esposito said last week. “You can buy a 6-month T-bill that’s yielding north of 5%. Why wouldn’t you buy that instead of a long bond that’s yielding 4¾?”… Already 2.5% of the U.S.’s economic output is going to service its existing debts, a number that some analysts expect to hit 4% by 2030. Already running huge deficits, the only way for Treasury to pay the interest — along with ambitious spending programs like the CHIPS Act and student-loan forgiveness — is to keep borrowing.”

Pending home sales drop to a record low, even worse than during the financial crisis – by Diana Olick – https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/pending-home-sales-drop-to-a-record – “Pending home sales, a measure of signed contracts on existing homes, dropped 1.5% in October from September… They hit the lowest level since the National Association of Realtors began tracking this metric in 2001, meaning it’s even worse than readings during the financial crisis more than a decade ago. Sales were down 8.5% from October of last year… Because the index measures signed contracts, it is the most recent indicator of housing demand. It reflects the buyers who were out shopping in October, which was when the popular 30-year fixed mortgage rate briefly shot higher than 8%… Rates have since pulled back to around 7.3%, according to Mortgage News Daily. The realtors continue to say it’s not just high rates but still very low supply of homes for sale that is deflating activity… “Recent weeks’ successive declines in mortgage rates will help qualify more home buyers, but limited housing inventory is significantly preventing housing demand from fully being satisfied,” Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the NAR, said in a release. “Multiple offers, of course, yield only one winner, with the rest left to continue their search.” – Pending sales fell in all regions month to month except in the Northeast. They fell most steeply in the West, which is where homes are most expensive. Sales were down everywhere compared with a year ago… Tight supply and still-strong demand have kept pressure on home prices, which not only continue to hit new highs but appear to be accelerating in their gains… The Realtors noted that sales of homes priced above $750,000 have been increasing simply because there is more supply on the high end of the market.”

Texas Sues Pfizer Over Covid-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Claims – by Madlin Mekelburg – https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/texas-sues-pfizer-over-covid-19-vaccine – “The representations made by the company about its COVID-19 vaccine have been accurate and science-based,” Pfizer said… Paxton is focusing on a claim touted by Pfizer in 2020 that its Covid vaccine was 95% effective, leaving the impression that the vaccine “would end the coronavirus pandemic and lift the omnipresent veil of fear and uncertainty from an anxious public.” – “Contrary to Pfizer’s public statements, however, the pandemic did not end,” Paxton said in the suit… In contrast to Paxton’s suit, however, medical experts largely believe Covid vaccines have helped prevent millions of deaths and are both safe and effective. But no pharmaceutical intervention is without risks, and in rare cases, the shots have been linked to complications such as heart inflammation… The lawsuit says Pfizer sought to silence people who questioned its vaccine online, in some cases directly emailing leaders at Twitter to complain. It also points to a Nov. 9, 2021, social media post where the company tried to reassure people about the safety of the product… The representations made by the company about its COVID-19 vaccine have been accurate and science-based,” Pfizer said… Paxton is focusing on a claim touted by Pfizer in 2020 that its Covid vaccine was 95% effective, leaving the impression that the vaccine “would end the coronavirus pandemic and lift the omnipresent veil of fear and uncertainty from an anxious public.” – “Contrary to Pfizer’s public statements, however, the pandemic did not end,” Paxton said in the suit… In contrast to Paxton’s suit, however, medical experts largely believe Covid vaccines have helped prevent millions of deaths and are both safe and effective. But no pharmaceutical intervention is without risks, and in rare cases, the shots have been linked to complications such as heart inflammation… The lawsuit says Pfizer sought to silence people who questioned its vaccine online, in some cases directly emailing leaders at Twitter to complain. It also points to a Nov. 9, 2021, social media post where the company tried to reassure people about the safety of the product… The suit is the second case Paxton has filed against Pfizer this month. He also accused the drugmaker of distributing ADHD medication to children that was “adulterated” due to deficient manufacturing practices. Pfizer said the allegations had no impact on the product’s safety.”

Drivers would pay $15 to enter busiest part of Manhattan under plan to raise funds for mass transit – by Associated Press –https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/drivers-would-pay-15-to-enter-busiest – NEW YORK — Most drivers would pay $15 to enter Manhattan’s central business district under a plan released by New York officials Thursday. The congestion pricing plan, which neighboring New Jersey has filed a lawsuit over, will be the first such program in the United States if it is approved by transportation officials early next year… Under the plan, passenger car drivers entering Manhattan south of 60th Street during daytime hours would be charged $15 electronically, while the fee for small trucks would be $24 and large trucks would be charged $36… Cities such as London and Stockholm have similar programs in place, but New York City is poised to become the first in the U.S… Revenue from the tolls, projected to be roughly $1 billion annually, would be used to finance borrowing to upgrade the city’s mass transit systems… The proposal from the Traffic Mobility Review Board, a New York state body charged with advising the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on the tolls, includes discounts for travel between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. and for frequent low-income drivers. Government vehicles such as municipal garbage trucks would be exempt… Taxi drivers would pass a $1.25 surcharge onto their passengers for entering the congestion zone, while app-based ride-hail passengers would see a $2.50 surcharge… Officials say that in addition to funding needed transit improvements, congestion pricing will result in improved air quality and reduced traffic… “Absent this we’re going to choking in our own traffic for a long time to come and the MTA is not going to have the funds necessary to provide quality service,” Carl Weisbrod, chair of the traffic review board, said in presenting the report to MTA officials… Opponents include taxi drivers, who had pushed for a full exemption… “The city has already decimated the taxi industry with years of unregulated, unchecked competition from Uber and Lyft, and the MTA seems poised to land a final blow to the prospect of stability and modest survival,” Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York City Taxi Workers Alliance, said in a news release. “If this proposal is implemented, thousands of driver families will get dragged back into crisis-level poverty with no relief in sight.” – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy criticized the traffic mobility board’s proposal after some news organizations reported on it Wednesday ahead of its official release.”

NYT: Israel Had Hamas’s Attack Plan For Over a Year – by Chris Menahan – https://dailynewsfromaolf.substack.com/p/nyt-israel-had-hamass-attack-plan – “Israel had Hamas’s Oct 7 attack plan for more than a year but didn’t believe Hamas would carry it out, according to a bombshell report from the New York Times… We were all told last month that any notion Israel had prior knowledge of the attack was an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory” but now the media is just outright admitting it… From The New York Times: Israel Knew Hamas’s Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago… A blueprint reviewed by The Times laid out the attack in detail. Israeli officials dismissed it as aspirational and ignored specific warnings… By Ronen Bergman and Adam Goldman | Reporting from Tel Aviv | Nov. 30, 2023, 7:16 p.m. ET… Israeli officials obtained Hamas’s battle plan for the Oct. 7 terrorist attack more than a year before it happened, documents, emails and interviews show. But Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed the plan as aspirational, considering it too difficult for Hamas to carry out… The approximately 40-page document, which the Israeli authorities code-named “Jericho Wall,” outlined, point by point, exactly the kind of devastating invasion that led to the deaths of about 1,200 people… The translated document, which was reviewed by The New York Times, did not set a date for the attack, but described a methodical assault designed to overwhelm the fortifications around the Gaza Strip, take over Israeli cities and storm key military bases, including a division headquarters… Hamas followed the blueprint with shocking precision. The document called for a barrage of rockets at the outset of the attack, drones to knock out the security cameras and automated machine guns along the border, and gunmen to pour into Israel en masse in paragliders, on motorcycles and on foot — all of which happened on Oct. 7… The plan also included details about the location and size of Israeli military forces, communication hubs and other sensitive information, raising questions about how Hamas gathered its intelligence and whether there were leaks inside the Israeli security establishment… The document circulated widely among Israeli military and intelligence leaders, but experts determined that an attack of that scale and ambition was beyond Hamas’s capabilities, according to documents and officials. It is unclear whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or other top political leaders saw the document, as well… Last year, shortly after the document was obtained, officials in the Israeli military’s Gaza division, which is responsible for defending the border with Gaza, said that Hamas’s intentions were unclear.”

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