Secret Service Reportedly Going Broke Protecting Trump Family

The Secret Service is going broke trying to protect President Donald Trump and his family, according to an exclusive report by USA Today. After Trump released his first budget outline, mainstream media outlets seized the opportunity to attack the president by reporting on the exorbitant cost of protecting First Lady Melania Trump, and son Barron Trump, who had remained behind at the Trumps’ suite in Trump Tower after the president moved to the White House so Barron could finish the school year.
In an interview with USA Today, Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year.
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Here’s USA Today with more:
‘The agency has faced a crushing workload since the height of the contentious election season, and it has not relented in the first seven months of the administration. “The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Alles said. “I can’t change that. I have no flexibility.”
“The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Alles said. “I can’t change that. I have no flexibility.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 22, 2017.

Zakharova Slams CIA Chief Pompeo: Stop Making Up Anti-Russian Fiction

With the ongoing hysteria constantly spouting from the American mainstream media about alleged ‘Russian meddling’ in the 2016 election which saw Donald Trump elected as president of the United States, the world is still awaiting a single shred of real evidence to support the establishment’s conspiracy theory. To date, none has surfaced.
‘The intelligence community has said that this election was meddled with by the Russians in a way that frankly is not particularly original. They’ve been doing this for an awfully long time, and we are decades into the Russians trying to undermine American democracy,’ CIA chief Mike Pompeo told MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt in an exclusive interview that aired Saturday, June 24.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on AUGUST 21, 2017.

Are We Fiddling While Rome Burns?

Solutions abound, but they require the retirement of obsolete systems that defend entrenched interests and soul-crushing inequalities. It turns out Nero wasn’t fiddling as Rome burned–he was 60 km away at the time. Did Nero Really Fiddle While Rome Burned? The story has become short-hand for making light of a catastrophe, either out of self-interest (one theory had Nero clearing a site he desired for a palace with the fire) or out of a mad detachment from reality. *** Are we fiddling while Rome burns? I would say yes–because we’re not solving any of the structural problems that are dooming the status quo. Instead, we’re allowing a corrupt, corporate mainstream media to distract us with fake “Russians hacked our election” hysteria, false “cultural war” mania, and a laughably Orwellian frenzy over fake news which magically avoids mentioning the propaganda narrativespushed 24/7 by the mainstream media–narratives that are the acme of fake news.

This post was published at Charles Hugh Smith on MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017.

Five Things You Need to Know About CrowdStrike

The Daily Caller
The Democratic Party and mainstream media have become increasingly consumed with the narrative that Donald Trump’s election win is largely influenced by Russian hacking.
The narrative is centered around two hacks – the hack of a DNC server that led to the release of embarrassing emails during the Democratic National Convention, and the hack of John Podesta’s email which led to several embarrassing moments for the Clinton campaign in October 2016. Both are supposedly the result of the Russians.
The Russia story is back in the headlines once again after reports surrounding former President Barack Obama’s attempts to ‘punish’ Russia for its interference.
However, there is still a cloud of doubt hanging over the DNC’s Russia narrative on the breach of the DNC servers.
The analysis that alleged that Russia was behind the DNC server breach was carried out not by the U. S. government, but by the private security group CrowdStrike.
CrowdStrike is the sole source of this claim, with their June 2016 report, ‘Bears in the Midst: Intrusion into the Democratic National Committee’ being the basis of the DNC’s Russian hacking allegations.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on August 19, 2017.

Trump Jr. Follows Julian Assange, Sparks Media Panic That A Presidential Pardon Is In The Works

Earlier this week we noted that Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) had a three hour meeting with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London to discuss ‘helpful’ information which Assange purported would prove that Russia was not his source for the DNC / Podesta leaks last year.
Not surprisingly, the mainstream media chose not to focus on that angle and decided instead to focus all of their efforts on branding Rohrabacher as a Russian spy. That said, here is how Rohrabacher recounted the details of the meeting with Assange to The Hill:
‘Our three-hour meeting covered a wide array of issues, including the WikiLeaks exposure of the DNC emails during last year’s presidential election,’ Rohrabacher said, ‘Julian emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.”
Pressed for more detail on the source of the documents, Rohrabacher said he had information to share privately with President Donald Trump.
‘Julian also indicated that he is open to further discussions regarding specific information about the DNC email incident that is currently unknown to the public,’ he added.
Now, the following tweet from an account that tracks the every move of the Trump family has sparked new speculation that a Presidential pardon of Julian Assange may be in the works…something that is undoubtedly not all that palatable to our friends at CNN and MSNBC.
DonaldJTrumpJr has just followed @JulianAssange.
— Trump Alert (@TrumpsAlert) August 18, 2017

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 18, 2017.

The Costs Of Ignoring Russia

Current mutual hostility threatens an explosive confrontation
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Improving the dangerously unstable U. S.-Russia relationship will be very difficult, but it is important for U. S. national security. Current mutual hostility threatens an explosive confrontation that could destroy American (and Russian) civilization as we know it. Short of that, Russia can do much more than it is today to damage U. S. interests and values without taking extreme risks. Accordingly, the United States should explore normalizing its interaction with Russia. Washington should do so without illusions, and from a position of strength.
Today, America and Russia are adversaries with different approaches to key international issues, different systems of government and, in many respects, different values. Each confronts domestic obstacles to efforts to establish better relations. These obstacles are particularly challenging in the United States, where Congress, the mainstream media and much of the American public view Vladimir Putin’s Russia as a vicious enemy akin to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, if not Hitler’s Germany. Unlike China, Russia has only limited economic interaction with America – and therefore few Americans see a practical positive side to contacts with Russia. President Putin has much greater latitude in shaping his country’s foreign policy, including exploring a new beginning with Washington. Yet in a period of economic difficulty before Russia’s 2018 presidential election, Putin is loath to appear weak under foreign pressure.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 16, 2017.

“March On Google” Protest Postponed Due To “Credible Terrorist Threat”

A protest march planned for Saturday at Google in Mountain View has been postponed, according to a blog post by its organizers, who said they had received “credible” terrorist threats.
As the Mercury News reports, the ‘Peaceful March on Google’ has been postponed ‘due to credible Alt Left terrorist threats for the safety of our citizen participants,’ the group wrote in a blog post. The group is protesting against the recent termination of engineer James Damore over a memo claiming which slammed the search giant for its “anti-conservative” bias and claimed a biological basis for the gender gap in tech.
From the blog:
Despite our clear and straightforward statements denouncing bigotry and hatred, CNN and other mainstream media made malicious and false statements that our peaceful march was being organized by Nazi sympathizers. Following the articles, credible threats from known Alt Left terrorist groups have been reported to and relevant authorities have been notified.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 16, 2017.

Speculation Of Bannon’s Demise Floods The Media, Again

If @realDonaldTrump is sincere about rejecting alt-right white supremacists sympathizers, he should start at the White House. #FireBannon pic.twitter.com/m2bfps3Q5g
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 14, 2017

Bannon’s imminent demise has been predicted by the media on so many different occasions since Trump moved into the White House that we’ve lost count. Not surprisingly, the media sometimes has difficultly deciphering between ‘news’ and the propagation of their own wishful thinking. We noted a couple of the false alarms here:
Bannon In Jeopardy: Trump Suspects Key Advisor Is Source Of Leaks Steve Bannon In “Self-Imposed Exile” After Disputes With Trump’s Inner Circle Trump Threatens Bannon With Ultimatum Over Kushner Rift: “Straighten It Out Or I Will” But, despite their inaccurate past predictions, the rampant speculation of Bannon’s early demise rages on in the mainstream media with the latest installment coming from the New York Times.
Rupert Murdoch has repeatedly urged President Trump to fire him. Anthony Scaramucci, the president’s former communications director, thrashed him on television as a white nationalist. Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the national security adviser, refused to even say he could work with him.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 15, 2017.

10 Very Strange Facts About The August 21 Solar Eclipse That Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind

In just a matter of days we are going to witness the most unusual solar eclipse in U. S. history. Could it be possible that all of the very strange ‘coincidences’ surrounding this event have some sort of special significance? The mainstream media has been buzzing about this upcoming solar eclipse for months, and it will easily be the most watched eclipse in all of U. S. history. Last week, I published an article entitled ’12 Critical Events That Are Going To Happen Over A 40 Day Period From August 21st To September 30th’ that received an extraordinary amount of attention, and of course the first event on that list was ‘the Great American Eclipse’ on the 21st. As you will see below, so many numbers seem to indicate that this eclipse could have some sort of special significance, and it begins a period of exactly 40 days that many believe could be a turning point for America.
In the Scriptures, we are specifically told that one of the reasons why God created the sun and the moon was so that they could serve as ‘signs’. The following is what Genesis 1:14 tells us…
‘And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years’
And in Luke 21:25, the Lord Jesus specifically warned us to watch for signs ‘in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars’ just prior to His return.
So we should be watching, and we should fully expect to see something happen up there before Christ comes back.

This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on August 13th, 2017.

91 VOLCANOES FOUND UNDER ARCTIC ICE, BIG BLOW TO CLIMATE ALARMISTS

In addition to the 47 volcanoes already known about currently ‘sleeping’ under the Arctic ice, scientists have found more. They discovered 91 additional volcanoes in Antartica, now the largest volcanic region on earth. This is a big blow to those who think melting polar ice is the sole fault of humans.
The project, by Edinburgh University researchers, has revealed almost 100 volcanoes. The highest discovered volcano is as tall as the Eiger, a popular peak to traverse in the Swiss Alps, which stands at almost 4,000 meters (over 13,000 ft) in Switzerland. Before this discovery, the densest concentration of volcanoes in the world was that of east Africa’s volcanic ridge. Geologists say this huge region in Antartica is likely to dwarf that of Africa.
You won’t read about this in the mainstream media. Because volcanic eruptions may not reach the surface in Antartica, but they definitly melt the ice from beneath and drastically destabilize the entire region. No amount of carbon tax or global warming initiative would stop a volcano from melting polar ice, but that likely won’t stop alarmists from blaming volcanic activity on global warming.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 13, 2017.

Two Weeks From War: China And India Brace For Conflict Over Border Dispute

It’s no secret that the mainstream media doesn’t prioritize stories that are actually important. While everyone’s been talking about the latest celebrity breakup and whatever contrived controversy that has been stirred up against the president, most people are completely oblivious to the fact that a terrifying war is brewing in the heart of Asia.
In June, a decades old border dispute between India and China flared up, after Chinese soldiers attempted to build a road in the Doklam region of Bhutan, a remote and sparsely populated plateau that doesn’t appear to have any strategic significance or resources. China responded in July by explicitly threatening war if India doesn’t back off.
Since then those threats haven’t tapered off at all. If anything they’ve escalated as the Global Times, a media mouthpiece for the Chinese government, continues to make jingoistic threats towards India’s border troops.

This post was published at shtfplan on August 8th, 2017.

HAS RUSSIAGATE FINALLY BEEN SOLVED?

As part of what many are calling a ‘New Cold War,’ the mainstream media and establishment politicians have for months insisted the 2016 presidential election was skewed by Russian interference, some broadening the allegation to claim the president colluded with a foreign intelligence service. Two recent developments, however, may have finally laid the case to rest.
Late last month the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) organization issued a blockbuster memo directly challenging the findings of a key January Intelligence Community assessment that concluded the Russians interfered in the 2016 election. The memo cited an independent investigation which found evidence inconsistent with Russian culpability, instead suggesting an insider leak.
‘Forensic studies of ‘Russian hacking’ into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computers, and then doctored to incriminate Russia,’ the memo said in its executive summary [emphasis in original].

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on WILL PORTER /.

Chaffetz Blasts DOJ: No More Press Conferences On Leakers “Until You Have Some People In Handcuffs”

Since election day, the Trump administration has been hit with an unprecedented number of intelligence leaks as classified information seems to be flowing quite freely from Obama holdovers occupying various government agencies and members of the intelligence community directly to various mainstream media outlets. At this point, one has to wonder why the Washington Post and the New York Times shouldn’t just have an office setup inside the NSA with server access and the highest security clearance…taxpayers might actually some money if we didn’t have to pay for our spies to sneak around Washington passing info to journalists.
But, some hope was offered last week by AG Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats who, after months of doing basically nothing, finally announced a plan to crackdown on leakers. Meanwhile, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein took to the Sunday talk show circuit this past weekend for some more ‘tough talk’ saying the DOJ will prosecute any “case that warrants prosecution no matter what their position is.”
‘We’re after the leakers. We’re not after
journalists we’re after people who are committing crimes. We’re going to devote the resources we need to identify who is responsible for those leaks and who has violated the law and hold them accountable.” “If we identify anybody, no matter what their position is, if they violated the law and that case warrants prosecution, we’ll prosecute it.”


This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 8, 2017.

DOJ Releases Emails Comey’s FBI Said ‘Did Not Exist’

The Department of Justice has quietly released emails that former director, James Comey’s FBI claimed did not exist. Among media blackout, and as silently as possible, the government released over 400 pages of emails related to the infamous private meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch.
The Department of Justice on Friday released the 413 pages of emails related to a controversial private meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation into then-presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails. The emails also show that the mainstream media we know is not only corrupt and full of nothing but propaganda but also colluded with Democrats to ensure there was the right type of reporting on this meeting.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on August 7, 2017.

Judge Jeanine Posts Epic Rant: “[Dems] Lie, Steal, Cheat And Continue To Get Away With It”

Following a FOIA dump last week by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) which seemingly revealed collusion between the FBI, DOJ and several mainstream media outlets to coverup the now-infamous meeting between then Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton just days before the FBI exonerated Hillary, Judge Jeanine decided to ask a very simple question, one which we’ve pondered many times ourselves, in her opening monologue, “why do we continue to let them get away with it?”
“Why do we let them get away with it? They lie, cheat, violate the rules, then cover up. And, they get away with it.” “We’re no longer a country where the law is equally applied. This country…is no longer true to its Declaration of Independence.”
“Less than 48 hours ago we learned just how far Democrats and the highest law enforcement agencies, allegedly non-partisan offices, would go to cover up for the Obama administration.”
“Now, you remember that meeting on the tarmac between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, outed only because a local reporter happened to be there. The FBI wouldn’t allow photos, pictures or cell phones. There were no reports made that the highest ranking law enforcement official in this country was approached by the spouse of a woman being actively investigated in the most important criminal investigation in the history of presidential politics.”
“But we didn’t know how deep and dirty the collusion was until 48 hours ago.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 6, 2017.

MAINSTREAM SCIENTIST EXPOSES THE DANGEROUS REALITY OF CHEMTRAILS AND GEOENGINEERING

Over the past few years, the issue of geoengineering has been popularized. Mainstream media, academia, and government almost unanimously support the idea of geoengineering as a perceived solution to climate change while suppressing the evidence that it has actually been in use for some time without our consent.
On the other hand, there is a growing number of people who are slowly beginning to understand the reality surrounding chemtrail geoengineering, and opposition is slowly growing.
In a bold move against the establishment, Kate Marvel, a mainstream scientist who specializes in ‘climate change,’ spoke out at a Ted Talk against the onset of climate engineering with chemtrails, also known as Solar Radiation Management or ‘SRM.’
‘Problematic and Terrifying’
Firstly, computer theorist and founding partner of tech company Applied Invention, Danny Hillis, came on stage and proposed a number of geoengineering concepts which could theoretically, ‘turn down the temperature of the earth.’ These included sending giant parasols into space, putting fizzy water into the ocean, and sending chalk into the atmosphere at a rate of 10 teragrams per year to reflect sunlight and in theory slow the effects of climate change.
Now enters Kate Marvel with the opening line, ‘Danny, you seem so nice, and I hope we can be friends, and you terrify me.’

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 4, 2017.

Pence Blasts NYTimes For “Absurd Fake News” Suggesting He’ll Run In 2020

Last night, the New York Times ran an article (see: Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow) suggesting, among other things, that Mike Pence was quietly preparing for a Presidential run in 2020 on the chance that Mueller, the mainstream media and the intelligence community is ultimately successful in taking down Trump. They even suggested that members of Pence’s team have openly admitted as much to potential donors at fundraising events. Here are a couple of the key excerpts:
Senators Tom Cotton and Ben Sasse have already been to Iowa this year, Gov. John Kasich is eyeing a return visit to New Hampshire, and Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that Republicans joke that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago.
Mr. Pence has been the pacesetter. Though it is customary for vice presidents to keep a full political calendar, he has gone a step further, creating an independent power base, cementing his status as Mr. Trump’s heir apparent and promoting himself as the main conduit between the Republican donor class and the administration.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 6, 2017.

WEC November 3-4, 2017 – The Monetary Crisis Cycle

This year’s WEC (World Economic Conference) is time to address perhaps the beginning of the most important event perhaps in our lifetime that stands on the event horizon to begin in 2018. We have nearly reached our second target on the Dow Jones Industrial Index – 23,000. They laughed at our forecast back in 2011 that the Dow would make new highs. As many people have noticed, if the mainstream media believed our forecast would be true, then they would have naturally did a follow up asking why we were right. Since 99% of the world was bearish, they thought our forecast was a joke and impossible.
Nevertheless, that is a very GOOD thing. I grant very few interviews because clients generally do not want to see our forecasts all over the front pages of mainstream media. That will never happen because they have their stable of people they promote and they are looking for people who like to call themselves a guru or prophet. If you have to call yourself that, it proves you are just selling hype to the next sucker. So no worries. The major mainstream media will NEVER report what we do. It goes against the grain.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Aug 6, 2017.

Why Does The Left Hate Us So Much?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Ever since I decided to run for Congress, I have spent quite a bit of time thinking about how divided our nation is. Donald Trump has become the most hated person in America, earlier this year a gunman tried to kill as many Republican members of Congress as possible at a baseball field in Virginia, and the mainstream media is fueling more hatred for conservatives on a daily basis. I think that I was more than a bit naive in thinking that I wouldn’t be caught up in all of this when I decided to run for public office. It has only been about a month, and so far I have been slandered repeatedly, my wife and daughter have been called all sorts of names, and even our faith has been attacked. I have never seen the left so energized in my entire lifetime, but meanwhile those of us that are trying to move the United States in a more conservative direction are facing an uphill battle when it comes to raising funds. If you believe that people like me should be running for Congress, I hope that you will support my campaign financially. Since there is no incumbent running in my district, the race is completely wide open, and if I raise enough money I will win because I have the strongest message by a very wide margin.
So far we have created a tremendous amount of buzz all over the district. On Friday I was down in Coeur d’Alene, and there are some wonderful conservative people down there that are super excited that I am running. Everywhere we go we are finding that voters are resonating with my extremely conservative message, and if I have enough resources to get this message to every voter in the district, there is no way that I should lose this race.
But of course not everybody is pleased by all the buzz I am creating.
If I win this election, I am very rapidly going to become one of the most hated members of Congress in the entire country. And the reason why I will be hated so much is because I will be what the left fears the most – a conservative with a backbone.

This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on August 5th, 2017.

Visualizing The Fiery Death Of American Manufacturing

On Wednesday, the US added 178k private sector jobs in July, verse 185k jobs expected. The number was just shy of Wall Street estimates, and did not stop the mainstream media and Moody’s chief economist Mark Zandi from saying, ‘the American job machine continues to operate in high gear.’
This ADP report sounds great, but underneath the surface a majority of additions are non-productive jobs called ‘Service-providing’. What is not widely spoken about on the mainstream media is the loss in -4k manufacturing jobs.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 3, 2017.