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Which Major City Will Completely Collapse First – Los Angeles, Chicago Or New York City? – by Michael Snyder – https://endoftheamericandream.com/which-major-city-will-completely-collapse-first-los-angeles-chicago-or-new-york-city/ – “In 2024, virtually all major U.S. cities have certain things in common.  First of all, if you visit the downtown area of one of our major cities you are likely to see garbage, human excrement and graffiti all over the place.  As you will see below, some of our core urban areas literally look like they belong in a third world country.  Most of our politicians don’t seem too concerned about doing anything to clean up all the filth, and so it shouldn’t be a surprise that rat populations are absolutely exploding all over the country.  In some of our largest cities, the total rat population is numbered in the millions.  Meanwhile, rampant theft, out of control violence, endless migration, predatory gangs and the worst drug crisis in the entire history of our nation have combined to create a “perfect storm” of social decay that is unlike anything that any of us have ever seen before.  Millions of law-abiding citizens and countless businesses have been fleeing America’s largest cities, and property values in our core urban areas have been absolutely crashing.  We really are in the early stages of a full-blown societal “collapse”, and things just keep getting worse with each passing day… In this article, I want to focus on the three largest metropolitan areas in the United States: New York, Los Angeles and Chicago… John Williams recently took his camera with him as he walked through downtown Los Angeles, and he described what he witnessed as “hell”… – https://youtu.be/44T9HxFEA7g… Decades of failed policies have transformed one of the greatest cities in the entire country into one of the worst… At this point, theft has become so rampant that even the ultra-progressive politicians in California have come to the conclusion that something must be done… So several bills that would “crack down on shoplifting” have been introduced in the state legislatureShoplifters beware… The California Assembly has introduced a comprehensive package of seven bills aimed at addressing the rising concerns over retail theft across the state… One of the key initiatives is Assembly Bill 2943, jointly authored by Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur (D) and Speaker Robert Rivas (D). The bill targets serial retail thieves by introducing a new crime with penalties of up to three years behind bars for possession of stolen property with intent to resell. It also allows for the aggregation of similar thefts from different victims to charge grand theft, under specific criteria… Hopefully something will get done, because right now a criminal in the state of California can “literally walk into a retail store every single day of the year and steaI $949 worth of merchandise” and never spend a single minute in jail. (Link: watch video on Twitter/X, 1 minute, 18 seconds)… Los Angeles has become a paradise for shoplifters, but many would argue that things are even worse in the Big Apple… As I discussed a few days ago, New York City has “a $4.4 billion shoplifting economy”… And approximately 90,000 packages are stolen in New York City every single day… This is just one of the reasons why we have seen a mass exodus… Countless New Yorkers have already left for greener pastures, and lots more are thinking of leaving…  ● About 7 million New Yorkers plan to leave the state, a new survey revealed this month… ● In a new Marist poll, 37 percent of New Yorkers—roughly 7 million people—said they plan to move away. The number was slightly more concentrated among Republicans, as 46 percent said they plan to leave the state compared to just 29 percent of Democrats… Unsurprisingly, many of those that are fleeing are heading to Florida… ●For many, Florida remains one of the top places to move, but Southern states in general have been recording the biggest influx in transplants…  ●According to Realtor.com, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Tampa and Orlando remain some of the top locations for New Yorkers to start again… I wouldn’t want to live in the Big Apple either… The rat problem alone would be enough for me to move… It just continues to escalate, and politicians are now proposing to use “rat contraceptives” to deal with “the millions of rats lurking in subway stations and empty lots”… In New York City, the idea to distribute rat contraceptives got fresh attention in city government Thursday following the death of an escaped zoo owl, known as Flaco, who was found dead with rat poison in his system… City Council Member Shaun Abreu proposed a city ordinance Thursday that would establish a pilot program for controlling the millions of rats lurking in subway stations and empty lots by using birth control instead of lethal chemicals. Abreu, chair of the Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management, said the contraceptives also are more ethical and humane than other methods… Unfortunately, New York City doesn’t have the worst rat problem in America… That title actually belongs to the city of Chicago… Chicago has once again been declared the rattiest city in the U.S. according to Orkin’s annual ranking…  ●Los Angeles surpassed New York on this year’s list now holding the #2 spot and bringing the Big Apple down to #3, Orkin shared…  ●Other notable shifts included Houston, which moved 10 spots up to #20, and Charlotte, North Carolina that rose 16 spots to #21… Somehow, the rat problem in Chicago has gone to an entirely new level in 2024… In fact, one local resident says that it is now the worst that she has ever seen in her entire lifetime…  ●A resurgence of rats has gotten out of control in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood, multiple residents explained Friday as they called for city leaders to take further action…  Diana Gazda, a resident of the Far Northwest Side community for seven decades, said she has never seen an infestation like it. – ‘We never had a rat problem like this,’ she stated. ‘I’ve been here 71 years in my house.’.. In addition to being world famous for rats, the Windy City is also world famous for violence… In Chicago, you can be gunned down at any time of the day or night… Nobody is safe, and that is especially true for police officers… A Chicago police officer was shot to death early Sunday in Gage Park on the Southwest Side in what sources are saying was an apparent carjacking…  Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 2:55 a.m. and found Officer Luis Huesca with multiple gunshot wounds in the 3100 block of West 56th Street, a police spokesperson said in a statement…  Huesca, 30, was driving home from work, according to city officials. Huesca, who was still wearing his uniform, was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead… So which of these cities will completely collapse first?.. I think that is a very good question… They are all headed downhill very rapidly, and they are all being run by radical leftists… Of course the exact same things could be said about dozens of other U.S. cities… For years, I have been warning my readers about the “cultural transformation” that has been taking place in America… How we raise our kids really matters… We have been failing them for decades, and now the consequences can be very clearly seen in the streets of our major cities… A horrific societal collapse is upon us, and yet this nation continues to refuse to change direction.”Adolf Hitler Is “The Torchbearer of Democracy” in Ukraine? – by Michel Chossudovsky – https://michelchossudovsky.substack.com/p/adolf-hitler-is-the-torchbearer-ofIntroduction – The Neo-Nazi parties of Ukraine’s so-called coalition government are actively supported by “the international community” namely our governments… The Nazi faction within the Kiev government exerts its power in the realm of intelligence, internal affairs, national security and the military. It’s a proxy regime in liaison with its U.S.-NATO sponsors… Amply documented, the 2014 EuroMaidan US Sponsored Coup d’Etat was carried out with the support of the two Nazi factionsSvoboda and Right Sektor… These are not “Neo-Nazi” entities. The term “Neo” (“New”) is misleading. They are full-fledged Nazi parties, historically aligned (going back to World War II) with the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) of Stepan Bandera (OUN-B) At the outset of Operation Barbarossa, (June, 22 1941) in coordination with the death squads (Einsatzgruppen) of Nazi Germany, members of the OUN-B were instrumental in the killings in the City of Lviv, Western region of Galicia, resulting in the massacre and deportation of more than 100,000 Jews: “The Lviv pogroms were the consecutive pogroms and massacres of Jews in June and July 1941 in the city of Lwów. (Lviv, Lvov) in German-occupied Eastern Poland/Western Ukraine (now Lviv, Ukraine). The massacres were perpetrated by Ukrainian nationalists (specifically, the OUN), German death squads (Einsatzgruppen), and urban population from 30 June to 2 July [1941].” – While Stepan Bandera had announced the creation of a Nazi Ukrainian State, which pledged “to work with Nazi Germany”, Adolph Hitler disapproved of the proclamation. Despite Bandera’s arrest, the members of OUN-B actively collaborated with the Wehrmacht’s occupation forces (1941-1944)… In Ukraine: “..up to a million Jews were murdered by Einsatzgruppen units, Police battalions, Wehrmacht troops and local Nazi collaborators” (emphasis added)… On September, 1 1941, the Nazi-sponsored Ukrainian newspaper Volhyn wrote, in an article titled Let’s Conquer the City, namely Lviv: “All elements that reside in our land, whether they are Jews or Poles, must be eradicated… We are at this very moment resolving the Jewish question, and this resolution is part of the plan for the Reich’s total reorganization of Europe… The empty space that will be created, must immediately and irrevocably be filled by the real owners and masters of this land, the Ukrainian people”… The map below is the territory under Nazi Germany occupation (1942) extending from Galicia to Kiev and Odessa… It indicates cities with Jewish ghettoes, the locations of major massacres… In this regard, the Janowska concentration camp was established in the outskirts of Lviv in September 1941… Lviv had a Jewish population of 160,000. The Janowska camp combined “elements of labor, transit, and extermination”… “By the time Soviet forces reached Lviv on 21 July 1944, less than 1 per cent of Lviv’s Jews had survived the occupation

Holocaust Denial? – The OUN-B was complicit in the crimes of Nazi Germany. Our governments –which claim to be firmly committed to social democracy– are actively supporting a Ukrainian Nazi movement which collaborated with Nazi Germany’s occupation forces during World War II…  That is  the unspoken truth which is embedded in our history, casually ignored by  both the media and Western Europe’s “Classe politique”… By ignoring the World War II legacy of Stepan Bandera’s OUN-B and casually describing him as an anti-Soviet Nationalist, both the mainstream media as well as our governments, are complicit in what might be described as “holocaust denial”… For carefully documented details on the crimes committed by the OUN on behalf of Nazi Germany, view the movie (executive producer Oliver Stone), “Ukraine on Fire” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKcmNGvaDUsFlash Forward: Collaborating with Today’s Nazis – There is ample evidence of collaboration between the Kiev Neo-Nazi regime and NATO member states, specifically in relation to the continuous flow of military aid as well as the training and support provided to Ukrainian forces, not to mention the Nazi Azov Battalion… In turn, the Azov battalion –which is the object of military aid, has  also been involved in the conduct of Summer Nazi training Camps for children and adolescents… See: Ukraine’s “Neo-Nazi Summer Camp”. Military Training for Young Children, Para-military RecruitsBy Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 08, 2023.. The Azov battalion’s Summer Camps are supported by US military aid channelled to the Ukraine National Guard via the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The MIA coordinates the “anti-terrorism operation” (ATO) in Donbass… Today these children -who have been duly indoctrinated- are adolescents who are being drafted to serve in the Armed Forces and/or the Azov Battalion.

Neo-Nazi Parties are Illegal  – While Neo-Nazi parties are outlawed in a number of European countries including Germany where symbols and Nazi slogans are illegal, the governments of NATO-EU member states are routinely supporting Nazism in Ukraine… The following image is revealing, from Left to Right: ● the Blue NATO flag● the Azov Battalion’s Wolfangel SS of the Third Reich,  ● Hitler’s Nazi Swastika (red and white background) are displayed which points to collaboration between NATO and Ukraine’s Nazi regime.

Our message to our governments :  ● Collaborating with a Nazi regime is a criminal act under international law; Providing billions of dollars of military aid to a Nazi government is illegal. ● It’s the criminalization of politics… Michel Chossudovsky, Substack, April 22, 2024″A $250 Million War Game And Its Shocking Outcome – “At a cost of $250 million, Millennium Challenge 2002 was the largest and most expensive war game in Pentagon history. – by Nick Giambruno – “https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/250-million-war-game-and-its-shocking-outcome – “With over 13,500 participants, the US government took over two years to design it… The exercise pitted Iran against the US military. Washington intended to show how the US military could defeat Iran with ease… Paul Van Riper, a three-star general and 41-year veteran of the Marine Corps, led Iranian forces in the war game. His mission was to take on the full force of the US military, led by an aircraft carrier battle group and a large amphibious landing force in the Persian Gulf… The results shocked everyone… Van Riper waited for the US Navy to pass through the shallow and narrow Strait of Hormuz, which made them sitting ducks for Iran’s unconventional and asymmetric warfare techniques… The idea is to level the playing field against a superior enemy with swarms of explosive-laden suicide speedboats, low-flying planes carrying anti-ship missiles, naval mines, and land-based anti-ship ballistic missiles, among other low-cost but highly effective measures… In minutes, Van Riper emerged victorious over his superior opponent and sank all 19 ships. Had it been real life, 20,000 US sailors and marines would have died… Millennium Challenge 2002 was a complete disaster for the Pentagon, which had spent a quarter of a billion dollars to set up the extensive war game. It produced the exact opposite outcome they wanted… So what did the Pentagon do with these humbling results? – Like a child playing a video game, they hit the reset button. They then rigged and scripted the game so that the US was guaranteed to win… After realizing the integrity of the war game had been compromised, a disgusted Van Riper walked out mid-game. He then said: “Nothing was learned from this. And a culture not willing to think hard and test itself does not augur well for the future.” – The main lesson of Millennium Challenge 2002 is that aircraft carriers—the biggest and most expensive ships ever built—wouldn’t last a single day in combat against even a regional power like Iran. Russia and China would have an even easier time dispatching them. They are overpriced toys… That means the US has wasted untold trillions on military hardware that could prove to be worthless in a serious conflict… Nonetheless, the US government still parades aircraft carriers around the world from time to time to try to intimidate its enemies… However, it’s a flawed strategy prone to catastrophic results if someone calls their bluff… While Millennium Challenge 2002 occurred more than 20 years ago, it is of paramount importance today… Iran has substantially improved its asymmetric and unconventional warfare capabilities. It’s doubtful the US military would fare much better today than 20 years ago… In short, war with Iran today could be even more disastrous than the Millennium Challenge 2002 simulation… Unfortunately, war with Iran is an increasingly probable outcome as tensions in the Middle East are at their highest point in generations and are trending higher… Previously, I lived in Beirut, Lebanon, for several years while working for an investment bank. The experience was effectively an advanced training course in Middle East geopolitics. Today, it helps me see the big picture in the region… and unfortunately, it isn’t pretty… I think the next big war in the Middle East is coming soon and could be the biggest one ever. It will focus on Iran… The market doesn’t appreciate how close we are to a big war and the implications of it… But this distortion in the market is a blessing. It’s handing us a golden opportunity… First and foremost, I think there’s a huge opportunity to profit in the oil market right now… I’m certainly not cheering for war. I despise war, which is the health of the State… Regardless, a big war is highly likely, with significant investment implications that would be foolish to ignore… In short, we are only one escalation away from potentially the biggest oil shock in history as the Middle East is on the verge of the largest regional war in generations… Fortunately, it doesn’t have to blindside you, your family, or your portfolio… Quite the contrary… That’s precisely why I just released an urgent new report with all the details, including what you must do to prepare. It’s called The Most Dangerous Economic Crisis in 100 Years… the Top 3 Strategies You Need Right Now. Click here to download the PDF now.”

“Situation Is Unraveling”: Pro-Palestinian Protests Erupt Across America’s Woke Colleges – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/situation-unraveling-pro-palestinian-protests-erupt-across-americas-woke-colleges – “Colleges and universities across the country are struggling this week to keep pro-Palestinian protesters off school grounds. Students, and or perhaps a mix of professional protesters funded by radical leftist groups and dirty Gulf money, are storming campuses and setting up encampments. This is likely a coordinated effort nationwide as other pro-Palestinian demonstrators have been busy shutting down critical infrastructure across the country, such as airport terminals, bridges, and other chokepoints that could disrupt the economy… Moments ago, pro-Palestinian protesters invaded Harvard University and “set up an encampment in Harvard Yard,” X user Collin Rugg reportsHe posted footage of the protesters storming the campus… “The move comes just days after Harvard restricted access to the Yard to only Harvard ID holders,” Rugg said…He added the protesters are demanding the school “divest from Israel’s war in Gaza.”

On Monday night, police arrested protesters at New York University, ending a multiday standoff.

Several universities and colleges are experiencing rogue pro-Palestinian demonstrations mid-week… On Wednesday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were deployed to the University of Texas in Austin to counter protesters.

Students erected a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of Southern California.

The campus of California Polytechnic State University has been closed after a group of pro-Palestine protesters occupied a building on campus.

Sky News asks: “What is going on at America’s top universities?”

These kids don’t even know what they’re protesting, which begs the question, who are the groups pushing this on campuses, and who are their backers?

Al Mayadeen English said protesters are spreading to other schools, including Stanford University, the University of Rochester, Whitman College, and Yale.

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar told students at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday that she was “incredibly moved” by the protesters… Brandon Smith via Alt-Market noted: Brandon Smith via Alt-Market noted:Whatever your opinion is on the war or the governments involved it’s clear that it has nothing to do with woke activists in the western world.  The war is simply a vehicle which they hope they can hijack and attach their own agendas to. Primarily, progressives view Israel as a symbol of western “colonialism” and in their minds anything colonial must be destroyed. Their concerns for Palestinians are peripheral, if their concerns exist at all. This is about visibility and a chance to create chaos… While the White House condemns ‘antisemitic’ protesters at universities, we have warned readers in recent weeks about pro-Palestinian protesters disrupting critical infrastructure, such as shutting down airport terminals, blocking bridges, causing significant traffic congestion on highway arteries, and targeting the distribution networks of major corporations. .. So, what does shutting down critical infrastructure have to do with helping poor Palestinian children? It has absolutely nothing and more to do with a Marxist movement, similar to the Black Lives Matter movement… Here comes BLM 2.0. We all remember the chaos several years ago. The group was hijacked by Soros’ money and did very little for the black community, but instead burned down neighborhoods and sparked riots… It’s an election year, and with that comes chaos by brainwashed and brain-dead Gen-Zers at liberal schools who have absolutely no idea what they’re protesting… Where’s the FBI? Why are they publicly ignoring this threat? Maybe they’re too focused on framing Trump supporters… Also, why the hell are we, the taxpayers, bailing out the student debt of these brainwashed kids? – And countdown until Bill Ackman’s X-ranting about the explosion, once again, of antisemitism at schools.”Globalists programming ChatGPT to “reduce vaccine hesitancy” by parroting public health narratives – by Dr Eddy Bettermann – https://dreddymd.com/2024/04/23/chatgpt-reduce-vaccine-hesitancy-public-health-narratives/ – “At the end of this month, new research will be presented at the Conference of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases showing that the artificial intelligence-driven ChatGPT program dispenses propaganda in promotion of vaccines that comes directly from official public health agencies… In order to combat so-called “vaccine hesitancy,” ChatGPT has been programmed to push whoever uses it into taking whatever injections the government and media are pushing at any given time, arguing that they are all “safe and effective.” – In addition to dispensing propaganda about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other relevant societal problems, ChatGPT is especially focused on encouraging the public to go out and get jabbed at every opportunity – for “public health,” of course… A press release about the new research explains – supportively, mind you – that “vaccine hesitancy, directly linked to misinformation – false, inaccurate information promoted as factual – is on the rise.”(Related: ChatGPT is part of the authoritarian future the globalists have planned for the world, complete with AI, palm scanners, facial recognition, augmented reality, and other horrors.) – ChatGPT, the new AI government – Many people’s whose own brains are apparently not up to par are now using ChatGPT for all sorts of things. These people ask it questions about information that interests them, including things like “Should I get vaccinated for [fill-in-the-blank]?” ChatGPT then responds to them that they should, no questions asked… The researchers involved in the new study about ChatGPT’s role in urging users to get vaccinated say that it can be “an effective tool to help reduce vaccine hesitancy among the general public.” – The silver lining in all this is that, for those paying attention, we are already ahead of the game. You now know that ChatGPT is artificial fake intelligence – or perhaps it is better described as artificial unintelligence, because there is nothing intelligent about getting vaccinated these days… There are so many resources now available that were once unavailable showing all the risks and harms caused by vaccine injections, and especially those being peddled on the masses for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). There is simply no excuse with everything that is out there to fall for any more vaccine scams, though the powers that be are trying with the use of ChatGPT… When asked any type of questions about STIs, ChatGPT also immediately responds with regurgitated propaganda from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including the 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines document… In other words, ChatGPT is nothing more than the same government goons peddling lies, but in this case through a “cool” and flashy AI program that portends to be “intelligent” artificially… “Overall, ChatGPT’s responses to vaccine hesitancy were accurate and may help individuals who have vaccine-related misconceptions,” promised lead study author Dr. Matthew Koh, an infectious diseases physician at National University Health System Singapore. (Why is Singapore driving U.S. public health information anyway?)  – “Our results demonstrate the potential power of AI models to assist in public health campaigns and aid health professionals in reducing vaccine hesitancy.” – Thank God we live in the United States rather than Singapore. No offense to you if you do live in Singapore, but at least for now, Americans have the right to just say no, as the late First Lady Nancy Reagan once warned, to say no to drugs, including pharmaceutical drugs of the vaccine variety… “ChatGPT is quite useless,” one commenter at The Defender, a publication of Children’s Health Defense, wrote. “If it does not like the discussion, it just stops and wants to go on to a different subject. Definitely a tool for the very gullible.” – “I am not ‘vaccine hesitant;’ I’m violently opposed,” joked another… The latest news about the AI takeover of the world can be found at Transhumanism.newsEthan Huff”Uncensored Election Fraud Exposed – Tucker interviews Justin Haskins of the Heartland Institute (11 minutes) – This is a longer version of an edited 3 1/2 minute version Tucker put up on Twitter/X – https://tuckercarlson.com/uncensored-election-fraud-haskins/Cashless Society: WEF Boasts That 98% Of Central Banks Are Adopting CBDCs – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/cashless-society-wef-boasts-98-central-banks-are-adopting-cbdcsWhatever happened to the WEF?  One minute they were everywhere in the media and now they have all but disappeared from public discourse.  After the pandemic agenda was defeated and the plan to exploit public fear to create a perpetual medical autocracy was exposed, Klaus Schwab and his merry band of globalists slithered back into the woodwork.  To be sure, we’ll be seeing them again one day, but for now the WEF has relegated itself away from the spotlight and into the dark recesses of the Davos echo chamber… Much of their discussions now focus on issues like climate change or DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion), but one vital subject continues to pop up in the white papers of global think tanks and it’s a program that was introduced very publicly during covid.  Every person that cares about economic freedom should be wary of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) as perhaps the biggest threat to human liberty since the attempted introduction of vaccine passports… The WEF recently boasted in a new white paper that 98% of all central banks are now pursuing CBDC programs.  The report, titled ‘Modernizing Financial Markets With Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency’, notes: “CeBM is ideal for systemically important transactions despite the emergence of alternative payment instruments…Wholesale central bank digital currency (wCBDC) is a form of CeBM that could unlock new economic models and integration points that are not possible today.” – The paper primarily focuses on the streamlining of crossborder transactions, an effort which the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has been deeply involved in for the past few years.  It also highlights an odd concept of differentiated CBDC mechanisms, each one specifically designed to be used by different institutions for different reasons.  Wholesale CBDCs would be used only by banking institutions, governments and some global corporations, as opposed to Retail CBDCs which would be reserved for the regular population… How the value and buying power of Wholesale CBDCs would differ is not clear, but it’s easy to guess that these devices would give banking institutions a greater ability homogenize international currencies and transactions.  In other words, it’s the path to an eventual global currency model.  By extension, the adoption of CBDCs by governments and global banks will ultimately lead to what the WEF calls “dematerialization” – The removal of physical securities and money.  The WEF states: “As with the Bank of England’s (BOE) RTGS modernization programme, the intention is to introduce a fully digitized securities system that is future-proofed for incremental adoption of DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology). The tokenization of assets involves creating digital tokens representing underlying assets like real estate, equities, digital art, intellectual property and even cash. Tokenization is a key use case for blockchain, with some estimates pointing towards $4-5 trillion in tokenized securities on DLTa  by 2030.”  – Finally, they let the cat out of the bag: “The BIS proposed two models for bringing tokenization into the monetary system: 1) Bring CBDCs, DTs and tokenized assets on to a common unified ledger, and 2) pursue incremental progress by creating interlinking systems… They determined the latter option was more feasible given that the former requires a reimagination of financial systems. Experimentation with the unified ledger concept is ongoing.” – To interpret this into decoded language – The unified ledger is essentially another term for a one world digital currency system completely centralized and under the control of global banks like the BIS and IMF.  The WEF and BIS are acknowledging the difficulty of introducing such a system without opposition, so, they are recommending incremental introduction using “interlinking systems” (attaching CBDCs to paper currencies and physical contracts and then slowly but surely dematerializing those assets and making digital the new norm).  It’s the totalitarian tip-toe… The BIS predicts there will be at least 9 major CBDCs in circulation by the year 2030; this is likely an understatement of the intended plan.  Globalists have hinted in the past that they prefer total digitization by 2030… A cashless society would be the end game for economic anonymity and freedom in trade.  Unless alternative physical currencies are widely adopted in protest, CBDCs would make all transactions traceable and easily interrupted by governments and banks.  Imagine a world in which all trade is monitored, all revenues are monitored and transactions can be blocked if they are found to offend the mandates of the system.  Yes, these things do happen today, but with physical cash they can be circumvented… Imagine a world where your ability to spend money can be limited to certain retailers, certain services, certain products and chosen regions based on your politics, your social credit score and your background.  The control that comes with CBDCs is immense and allows for complete micromanagement of the population.  The fact that 98% of central banks are already adopting this technology should be one of the biggest news stories of the decade, yet, it goes almost completely ignored. “Pro-Israel Groups Pushed for Warrantless Spying on Protesters – by Luke Goldstein – https://prospect.org/blogs-and-newsletters/tap/2024-04-26-pro-israel-groups-warrantless-spying-protesters/ – “When the renewal of a key section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was being debated in this Congress, one of the pieces of evidence from reformers for the abuses in the system was that the law had routinely been employed to spy on protesters in the U.S. Despite the fact that FISA’s Section 702 is intended to be about collection of intelligence on foreign subjects, U.S. persons would often get vacuumed up in the dragnet. And the FBI was caught querying FISA databases to get information on protesters, most recently during the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020… Despite these concerns and after a bitter debate, Congress passed and President Biden signed a reauthorization of FISA Section 702 with new and expanded powers for surveillance. Just days before that bill became law, Columbia University president Nemat Shafik testified before a congressional hearing on antisemitism. This set off the encampment protests at Columbia, the ensuing crackdown by the NYPD, and now the spread of demonstrations to college campuses across the country… These two separate strands are coming together to potentially expand warrantless surveillance onto U.S. campuses… A letter from numerous American Jewish and pro-Israel organizations, issued earlier this month and recently made public, urged Congress to reauthorize that very spying law, FISA Section 702, for the purposes of spying on “foreign involvement in domestic antisemitic events,” a clear reference to anti-war demonstrations regarding Gaza. The letter cites rising cases of antisemitism since the October 7 Hamas attacks, and makes unfounded connections to foreign threats inside the U.S., as justifications for warrantless spying on American citizens, to “combat terror at home.” – The Anti-Defamation League was one of the signatories to the letter. Its president Jonathan Greenblatt, who has advocated for a more severe crackdown by law enforcement against campus encampments, suggested on MSNBC that students were “Iranian proxies,” without any clear evidence. That could be the kind of insinuation needed to spy on campus protesters… The letter also strongly opposed warrant requirements for querying databases about U.S. persons whose information was collected under Section 702. An amendment to require a warrant to use that information failed by the tiniest of margins in the House, ending in a 212-212 tieIn the lead-up to an earlier vote on Section 702, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Turner, held a briefing that advocated for reauthorization by using the example of New York City anti-war protests in the fall of last year and claiming links to Hamas. The implication was that their communications should be tapped. As reported by Wired, the way in which Turner presented the use of Section 702 in this situation would likely be in violation of FISA… Through Section 702, the government is not permitted to directly “reverse target” a protester’s communications, only a foreign target. What intelligence agencies and the FBI have routinely done, however, is conduct a warrantless backdoor search using general terms on protesters—like “Black Lives Matter”—through a giant database of communications it has gathered legally through Section 702. In this instance, the FISA Court did deem these practices to be an overreach of government authority, though the enforcement against them is extremely limited… In the context of the current protests, government authorities could conduct these types of backdoor searches on the communications of “anti-Israel protesters” or other search terms. An even more direct case of government spying would be a college student or faculty member, who may be a citizen or studying on a student visa, who regularly communicates with family and friends back home in another country. Those communications could be directly obtained through Section 702 and monitored by the government… There are also new aspects of FISA passed earlier this month that would expand the scope of backdoor searches on U.S. persons by allowing the government to target immigrants traveling to the U.S., and seize a broad range of companies’ information on Americans, including data centers, commercial real estate landlords, and other communication equipment operators… The argument from reformers was that these new powers and the lack of safeguards like court warrants would allow the surveillance state to creep forward, incorporating whatever intelligence officials wanted to learn about. There’s not only a road map for this to cover campus protests, but a contingent of pro-Israel groups openly calling for it. That danger is now incredibly present.”

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