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This is a critical update from one of the best financial commentators I know, a good friend of ours, Mr. Tom Beck, who runs PortfolioWealthGlobal.com and we’re excited to share this one with you!


Never have I seen the managed money – the hedge funds, considered to be the smart money, those that have access to all the data, those that have the resources to research and turn every stone – so FEARFUL of a recession, without there even being one at all.


In the last three times that they were this drastically wrong, the S&P 500 returned about 40% IN ONE YEAR, following their overly-bearish mistakes!


Time will tell if they’re wrong again, but I do want to get you inside their heads for a moment, so you can see how they’re looking at the same data as I am, with the difference being that I just bought more stocks this past week.


         



      

I’ll also be issuing a report on the two long-term positions I’ve taken with incredibly profitable Dividend Aristocrats that are fresh holdings I’ve never owned before.


In 2009, I was 25 and busting my ass, working roughly 70 hours weekly, 45 of which was in my main venture at the time, and an additional 25 hours building another business. For the next 5 years, until 2014, I literally didn’t catch my breath. It was a manic pursuit, going from young entrepreneur, capitalizing on the post-recession bargains to a 30-yearold husband that saw his new wife awake about 3 hours a week. It was bad.


Then, I experienced my Blowout Year in 2015, which changed everything.


My standard of living was upgraded in a way that made me so grateful that I nearly panicked that it wouldn’t stay this good. I feared that there was no way the great times would last, though there was no visible or logical reason to assume otherwise.


Money managers are sort of going through the same train of thought. They’re thinking about Brexit, Hong Kong, negative interest rates, a recession in Germany, the trade war and the Saudi oil crisis – which is STILL not resolved as to who’s even behind it, and they’re ASSUMING the economy is hitting the brakes.



Courtesy: Zerohedge.com



Each of the above reasons to be currently bearish is solvable. Each is a catalyst or a threat, depending on us, HUMAN BEINGS, who have been able to tackle much greater challenges.


The truth is that the economy is doing so well, that hundreds of millions of people in the Western world and in the emerging markets can’t even keep up with all of the innovation and positive disruption.






In other words, the problems are HUGE, but they stem from positive developments.


The bottom line, though, is that sentiment couldn’t be worse and all central banks are EASING.


We’ve been presented with a rare opportunity to capitalize on a major error in judgement.



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Many, including some very smart people that I’ve run this by (multimillionaires in their 30s), make the wrong assumption that if I’m bullish on the stock market that I can’t possibly be excited about precious metals at the same time.


THEY’RE WRONG!


The correlation between precious metals and mining stocks and the economy is not clear. The only real catalyst that has ever been observed relates to real interest rates.


The basic way to figure this out is by deducting inflation from nominal interest rates. Right now, they’re negative, especially if the FED keeps slashing rates further.


This is what’s driving gold and silver higher into all-time highs in over 70 national paper currencies, and it will in the dollar as well.




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We have low official inflation, which is very good for business at the same time, so there’s no reason why mining stocks, precious metals, and the traditional indices can’t rally all together.


This is precisely what they’ll do. In 2019, this strategy, our outlook, has generated ENORMOUS returns. Going LONG on stocks and on precious metals has been an ideal way to increase returns, while LOWERING risk. That is how we generate Alpha, and in the coming months, the strategy will work even better.


There is no way out of the national debt predicament in this country and in most other countries. Those debts will never get repaid, but unwinding them does not pose a threat that is measured in days or weeks. Take a breath and keep making a fortune.


Editor’s Note: This article was co-authored by Lior Gantz


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ActivistPost.com absolutely loves the articles, contributed by PortfolioWealthGlobal.com


            

Of all the investment and economic commentators we're tracking, this one is, by far, part of the top echelon.


            

We read his free newsletter daily


            

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By B.N. Frank


The role of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is to protect the public by regulating the Telecom Industry.  They are not a health or environmental agency and have a long history of kowtowing to the Telecom Industry at the public’s expense (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  They have been forcing widespread 5G installation despite the telecom industry providing NO evidence that it is safe – and many credible sources saying it isn’t (see 1, 2, 3, 4).


Current federal RF safety limits for cell phones and all other wireless technologies were established before most people had or were exposed to cell phones or other wireless radiation emitting technology.  They don’t apply to how most of the population uses or are exposed today.  They don’t consider more recent research and risks from all sources of exposure (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).  These limits need to be changed but the FCC refuses to change them.


Thanks to Rep. Tom Suozzi of New York and Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon for addressing all of this in writing.  Thanks also to Citizens for 5G Awareness for posting their letter on their website:


Please contact your representatives to encourage them to sign the letter as well.


         



      






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Wireless Information Network
Americans for Responsible Technology
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The 5G Summit
Center For Safer Wireless
Center For Electrosmog Prevention
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EMF Safety Network
Environmental Health Trust
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By Mac Slavo


Because credit card rates are so much higher now than they were in the past, even a mild recession could crush those who carry credit card debt.  The current national average interest rate on credit cards is 17.61%, just shy of the record set in July. By comparison, the average credit card charged about 13% when the Great Recession began.


According to CNBC, this overlooked issue of high-interest rates on consumer goods and credit card purchases are going to be incredibly difficult to pay for people during the next recession.  Whether it’s mild or severe, an economic downturn could really hurt those carrying a balance.


Nearly 25% of Americans Are Using Debt To Pay For Necessities Like Food


         



      

The so-called “private label” credit cards (often known as store credit cards) are experiencing the highest severe delinquency rate since 2011, according to Equifax. Delinquencies are ticking up even amid the media’s glowing reports of a “10-year economic expansion.” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that in 2018, about 9% of general-purpose credit cardholders and 4.5% of private label cardholders had at least one severe delinquency in the preceding 12 months.


Millions of Americans are living dangerously close to the financial edge.


Living Paycheck To Paycheck: The New Crisis And Normal For The American Middle Class


Just 35% of Americans have enough savings to cover three months’ expenses, and 28% have no emergency savings at all. Additionally, 39 million U.S. adults have been carrying credit card debt for at least two years, and another 8 million can’t recall how long they’ve been in debt. A quarter of debtors expect to die in debt. All of this despite an extraordinarily low unemployment rate of 3.7%. I fear what could happen to credit card debtors if that rises to 5%, 6% or 7%, let alone the 10% we saw in 2009. –CNBC


The Federal Reserve states that the average American holds $5,700 worth of credit card debt.  That means cutting the interest rates a quarter of a point would only save them $1 on their minimum payment. It also means those minimum payments would stretch nearly 20 years and cost about $7,500 in interest (more than double the principal).


Credit cards are often a trap for the middle class in the United States, as people fall victim to consumerism and the ease of paying with plastic.  This trap could crush them during the next recession, so take the steps necessary to prepare for an economic problem early.



This article was sourced from SHTFPlan.com


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By Mac Slavo


Because credit card rates are so much higher now than they were in the past, even a mild recession could crush those who carry credit card debt.  The current national average interest rate on credit cards is 17.61%, just shy of the record set in July. By comparison, the average credit card charged about 13% when the Great Recession began.


According to CNBC, this overlooked issue of high-interest rates on consumer goods and credit card purchases are going to be incredibly difficult to pay for people during the next recession.  Whether it’s mild or severe, an economic downturn could really hurt those carrying a balance.


Nearly 25% of Americans Are Using Debt To Pay For Necessities Like Food


         



      

The so-called “private label” credit cards (often known as store credit cards) are experiencing the highest severe delinquency rate since 2011, according to Equifax. Delinquencies are ticking up even amid the media’s glowing reports of a “10-year economic expansion.” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that in 2018, about 9% of general-purpose credit cardholders and 4.5% of private label cardholders had at least one severe delinquency in the preceding 12 months.


Millions of Americans are living dangerously close to the financial edge.


Living Paycheck To Paycheck: The New Crisis And Normal For The American Middle Class


Just 35% of Americans have enough savings to cover three months’ expenses, and 28% have no emergency savings at all. Additionally, 39 million U.S. adults have been carrying credit card debt for at least two years, and another 8 million can’t recall how long they’ve been in debt. A quarter of debtors expect to die in debt. All of this despite an extraordinarily low unemployment rate of 3.7%. I fear what could happen to credit card debtors if that rises to 5%, 6% or 7%, let alone the 10% we saw in 2009. –CNBC


The Federal Reserve states that the average American holds $5,700 worth of credit card debt.  That means cutting the interest rates a quarter of a point would only save them $1 on their minimum payment. It also means those minimum payments would stretch nearly 20 years and cost about $7,500 in interest (more than double the principal).


Credit cards are often a trap for the middle class in the United States, as people fall victim to consumerism and the ease of paying with plastic.  This trap could crush them during the next recession, so take the steps necessary to prepare for an economic problem early.



This article was sourced from SHTFPlan.com


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By Matt Agorist


Jalalabad, Afghanistan — Imagine for a moment that you had just finished a long day’s work with two hundred other farmers. You were settling down to relax for the night, when out of nowhere, Hellfire missiles rain down from drones in the sky and blow up dozens of your coworkers, maiming and tearing limbs from dozens more. Imagine if this happened inside the United States. Imagine the reaction from politicians and the US war machine looking to right this wrong.


Would you, as an American citizen sit idly back and accept the excuse given by the country who carried out that attack? Would you accept the wholesale slaughter of your fellow citizens by the dozen if the country who led the attack said it was a mistake and we did it to “help” you? What if it was one of your children killed in the attack? Or your brother, sister, father, mother, or grand parent? Would you simply accept that this slaughter was a mistake and the “help” you are receiving from this country is worth it?


Well, that is exactly what the United States is asking Afghanistan to do right now after a drone strike Wednesday night slaughtered 30 innocent civilian farmers as they rested from a long day’s work picking pine nuts. The attack also left 40 others maimed and mangled.


         



      

“The workers had lit a bonfire and were sitting together when a drone targeted them,” tribal elder Malik Rahat Gul told Reuters by telephone from Wazir Tangi.


According to Reuters, a survivor of the drone strike said about 200 laborers were sleeping in five tents pitched near the farm when the attack happened.


“Some of us managed to escape, some were injured but many were killed,” said Juma Gul, a resident of northeastern Kunar province who had traveled along with laborers to harvest and shell pine nuts this week.


Naturally, the US is responding to the situation with a canned response and refusing to accept responsibility.


“U.S. forces conducted a drone strike against Da’esh (IS) terrorists in Nangarhar,” said Colonel Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. “We are aware of allegations of the death of non-combatants and are working with local officials to determine the facts.”


Residents of the Nangarhar province spoke publicly Thursday and demanded the U.S. take responsibility for this murder.


“Such mistakes cannot be justified. American forces must realize (they) will never win the war by killing innocent civilians,” said Javed Mansur, a resident of Jalalabad city.


Indeed.


This slaughter comes on the heels of a rather disturbing report released by the United Nations in April detailing how in the first part of 2019, US forces and their allies killed more civilians than the Taliban and other terrorist groups.


According to the most recent UN data, Afghan civilians were killed in greater numbers by NATO and pro-government security forces in the first three months of 2019 than by armed militants. Half of those slaughtered by allied troops were women and children.






In spite of countless drone bombs raining down from the skies, Hellfire and Tomahawk missiles flattening buildings, and mass graves filled with collateral damage, the US has absolutely nothing to show for it except physically and psychologically damaged veterans and a massive trillion dollar debt.


The Congressional Research Service, for example, concluded in 2015 that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost U.S. taxpayers $1.6 trillion. However, according to a report from TIME magazine last year, that number is a gross underestimate.


As TFTP previously reported, according to an analysis from the “Costs of War Project” from Brown University’s Watson Institute, by the end of 2018, the U.S. War on Terror cost America taxpayers more than $5.6 trillion, which is an average of $23,386 per taxpayer.


As of late September 2017, the United States wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria and the additional spending on Homeland Security, and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs since the 9/11 attacks totaled more than $4.3 trillion in current dollars through FY2017. Adding likely costs for FY2018 and estimated future spending on veterans, the costs of war total more than $5.6 trillion.


As The Nation noted, that estimate does not include several factors such as “the psychic costs to the Americans mangled in one way or another in those never-ending conflicts. They don’t include the costs to this country’s infrastructure, which has been crumbling while taxpayer dollars flow copiously and in a remarkably—in these years, almost uniquely—bipartisan fashion into what’s still laughably called ‘national security.’”


After 18 years, there is no sign that the War on Terror is ending anytime soon, but surely the United States is finally close to defeating Al Qaeda—right?


Unfortunately, the opposite is true. A report from the Los Angeles Times noted that in 2018, “Al Qaeda may be stronger than ever,” and instead of destroying the group, “U.S. policies in the Mideast appear to have encouraged its spread.”





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The group has amassed the largest fighting force in its existence. Estimates say it may have more than 20,000 militants in Syria and Yemen alone. It boasts affiliates across North Africa, the Levant and parts of Asia, and it remains strong around the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.


While Al Qaeda may have started out as a small terrorist group, it has now grown into a massive network that is flourishing in Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, and Libya—all countries where the U.S. has actively carried out bombing campaigns in recent years. Coincidence? Not at all.


Ask yourself this question, how many future terrorists did the United States create yesterday? Do you think that the children of those slain by a decade of bombing and constant threats of drone strikes will simply forget about the atrocities inflicted upon them? Do you think that the parents who watched their babies blown apart by predator drones, or the hospital workers who watched as US bombs rained down from the sky — will just turn the other cheek?


In reality, the US War on Terror has had the opposite effect on “fighting terrorists.” It is creating them. For the last 18 years, the US has actually been planting a garden in which a million Osama Bin Ladens would grow.


The truth is that since 9/11, the US and their NATO allies have fostered a breeding ground for extremist and fundamentalist groups. As Americans have sat back and said nothing over the last two decades, the military industrial complex was sowing the seeds for perpetual war, which left unchecked will inevitably lead to the demise of the American empire or total human annihilation—whichever comes first.




Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project, where this article first appeared. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Minds.



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By Michael Snyder


What in the world is the Federal Reserve doing?  For months the Fed has been trying to publicly convince us that the U.S. economy is “strong”, and Fed Chair Jerome Powell recently unequivocally stated that “the Federal Reserve is not currently forecasting a recession”, but the Fed’s actions tell a completely different story.  If the U.S. economy really is performing well, any economics textbook will tell you that the Fed should not be reducing interest rates.  Interest rate cuts should be saved for times when the economy is in serious trouble, and using up all of your ammunition before a downturn has begun is simply foolish.  And the Federal Reserve continues to insist that the financial system is functioning normally, but meanwhile things are spinning so wildly out of control that they felt forced to announce overnight repurchase agreement operations for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  We haven’t seen this sort of emergency intervention since the last financial crisis, but the Fed’s message to the general public is that “all is well”.


Unfortunately, the truth is that all is not well, and we continue to get more troubling economic news with each passing day.


         



      

In a desperate attempt to inject some vigor back into the U.S. economy, the Fed cut interest rates for the second month in a row on Wednesday…



For the second time in two months, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday agreed to press down on the economy’s accelerator to keep the 10-year-old expansion chugging along.


A divided Fed lowered its benchmark interest rate by another quarter percentage point to a range of 1.75% to 2% in an effort to stave off a possible recession triggered by a global economic slowdown and the U.S. trade war with China.



Of course this wasn’t enough to please President Trump, and shortly after the rate cut was announced he posted the following on Twitter…


Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve Fail Again. No “guts,” no sense, no vision! A terrible communicator!


Apparently Trump wanted an even larger rate cut with the promise of more rate cuts in the future, but if the U.S. economy really is in good shape we shouldn’t be having any rate cuts at all.  This was a panic move by the Fed, and they are going to find themselves very short on ammunition when things really start to get crazy.


And conducting overnight repurchase agreement operations for three days in a row also reeks of desperation.  If you are not familiar with the repo market, the following is how Yahoo News described the key role it plays for our financial system…



Financial institutions use money markets to borrow for very short periods, from one day to a year, a crucial function to keep the gears of the economy running.


In so-called repurchase or “repo” agreements, banks borrow by putting up assets like Treasury notes as collateral and then repay the loans with interest the following day.



In a fit of panic, the Fed injected $53,000,000,000 into the system on Tuesday and another $75,000,000,000 on Wednesday.


But it turns out that Wednesday’s injection wasn’t nearly large enough.  The following comes from Zero Hedge…



20 minutes after today’s repo operation began, it concluded and there was some bad news in it: as we feared, yesterday’s take up of the Fed’s repo operation which peaked at $53.2 billion has expanded substantially, and according to the Fed, today there was a whopping $80.05BN in bids submitted, an increase of $27 billion, or 50% more than yesterday.






It also meant that since the operation – which is capped at $75BN – was oversubscribed by over $5BN, that there was one or more participants who did not get up to €5 billion in the critical liquidity they needed, and that the Fed will see a chorus of demands by everyone (because like with the discount window, nobody will dare to be singled out) to either expand the size of its operations, implement a fixed operation and/or – most likely as per the ICAP note yesterday –  transition to permanent open market operations, i.e. QE



And then we learned that the Fed had announced that they were going to inject another $75,000,000,000 on Thursday.


This is utter insanity, and to many it is clear evidence that the Fed is losing control…


“This just doesn’t look good. You set your target. You’re the all-powerful Fed. You’re supposed to control it and you can’t on Fed day. It looks bad. This has been a tough run for Powell,” said Michael Schumacher, director, rate strategy, at Wells Fargo.


We haven’t seen anything like this since the financial crisis of 2008, and many are deeply concerned about what will happen as liquidity demands reach a peak as we approach the end of the month.


As our financial system continues to become increasingly unstable, is this sort of Fed intervention going to become a regular thing?


Of course there are some analysts that are already projecting that a massive new round of quantitative easing is inevitable at this point, and there is a very good chance that they are right.


Meanwhile, the “real economy” continues to deteriorate as well, and one new survey has found that a majority of U.S. CFOs now expect our economy to tumble into a new recession by the end of next year…





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Chief financial officers in the United States have started to prepare themselves and their finances for a recession. For the first time in several years, economic uncertainty is now their lead concern, replacing worries about the difficulty of hiring and retaining talented workers.


According to CNN, 53 percent of chief financial officers expect the United States to enter a recession prior to the 2020 presidential election. That information was sourced from the Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook survey released on Wednesday. And two-thirds predict a downturn by the end of next year.


Unfortunately, we may not have to wait that long, and according to John Williams of shadowstats.com if honest numbers were being used they would show that the U.S. economy is already in a recession right now.


For the moment, most Americans are still buying the narrative that everything is going to be just fine, but that will soon change.


The pace at which things are deteriorating is beginning to accelerate, and the Fed is going to have to hit the panic button many more times in the months ahead.



About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News. From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so. The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time.


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By Jake Johnson


Environmentalists celebrated Wednesday after a federal court temporarily blocked enforcement of a recently enacted South Dakota law that aims to hit pipeline protesters with fines and up to 25 years in prison.


Legal experts and green groups have decried the law, officially titled the Riot Boosting Act, as a flagrant violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution that was obviously targeted at Keystone XL opponents.


“The so-called ‘Riot Boosting’ Act was clearly intended to suppress constitutionally-protected, peaceful protests of the Keystone XL pipeline,” said Stephen Pevar, senior staff attorney with the ACLU, which filed suit to stop the law from taking effect. “We’re glad the court recognized that these vague and overbroad laws threaten the First Amendment rights of South Dakotans on every side of the issue.”


         



      

South Dakota is one of several Republican-controlled states to pass legislation in recent months to criminalize pipeline protests. In June, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed in to law a measure that would hit pipeline protesters with up to a decade in prison.


As Common Dreams reported in June, the Trump administration is also looking to punish anti-pipeline demonstrations at the federal level.


In his ruling on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol wrote: “Imagine that if these riot boosting statutes were applied to the protests that took place in Birmingham, Alabama, what might be the result? Dr. King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference could have been liable under an identical riot boosting law.”




Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network applauded the court’s decision as “a good step in protecting our right to organize, educate, and promote a sustainable future for all generations of life.”


“As Dakota,” said Goldtooth, “it is our duty to protect the land and water, and speaking up on behalf of these sacred elements is essential to that endeavor.”


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Top image and credit: Opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines protest President Donald Trump’s executive orders advancing their construction, at Lafayette Park next to the White House in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 24, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)


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By Jon Rappoport


“The true job of a reporter is using facts to overturn reality. Things are already upside down, and his job is to show that. In his work, he has to be relentless. This inevitably leads him to publishing his own words, on his own, because entrenched press outlets are in the business of propping up the very reality he aims to expose. He can’t go to them for publication. Once he learns that, he’s launched, and his life is never the same. It improves exponentially.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)


There was the time a newspaper publisher inserted his own paragraph at the top of my story, under my name, as if I wrote it. He didn’t tell me. I found out later when the paper came out. I called him up. He was clueless. To him, his intrusion meant nothing. It was my story, but it was his newspaper. I learned something. If you want your own words, and only your words, to stand, publish them yourself.


There was the time I wrote a story about a dubious drug/supplement people were selling under the counter at health food stores. I took the supplement for a week and folded my experiences into the article, which was mainly about the unfounded “scientific background” in the package insert. The editor couldn’t fathom how a story could contain “two separate threads.” He axed half my story. I learned something. If you want your own words to stand, publish them yourself.


         



      

There was the time I wrote a piece about widespread fraud in psychiatric diagnosis. The editor claimed I had employed “too much logic” and not enough “expert opinion.” He said “original research” was “out.” To no avail, I pointed out that logic was in the public domain, and therefore my “original research” could be checked. I learned something. If you want your own words to stand, publish them yourself.


An editor once told me an article I’d written criticizing a senator wouldn’t be published. My harsh criticism was valid, he said, but readers might infer that the newspaper was turning against the senator’s political party. I learned something. If you want your own words to stand, publish them yourself.


Once my career as a reporter was launched, magazine editors began contacting me with all sorts of proposed assignments. The subjects of the stories were boring, to say the least. I soon realized the editors were using those stories to fill out their no-context version of reality. I learned something. If you don’t want your words to be published, don’t submit them.


A newspaper editor once told me (paraphrasing from memory): “This story you wrote…part of the reason we don’t want to publish it is we don’t want to give it the contagion factor. If we publish it, other news outlets will pick up on it. We’re in an echo chamber. We ricochet stories back and forth. We all use the same experts to bolster our stories. So we take your controversial story and publish it, and then when the roar gets loud enough in the echo chamber, people are going to object. And we’ll be the ones they blame because we started it.”


I said to an editor, a year or so after 9/11: If I could give you ironclad evidence, from many reputable sources, proving that the planes crashing into the Towers couldn’t have caused them to fall, would you print the story? He said: The official story is already in place. There’s no way anyone could dislodge it now. I said: So it doesn’t matter what the truth is. He said: It matters, maybe 30 years in the future, but probably not.


A publisher once told me: We have our own definition of “controversial.” We decide what that is. It’s not your definition. It’s okay to write about impeaching a president, but if you find out there are people behind the scenes who are managing the presidency, people who aren’t in government, we wouldn’t touch that. If we did, that would break the mold. Everything would be up for grabs. People would realize most of what we publish is a tempest in a teapot, because there are more powerful forces at work.






An editor told me: After a big environmental catastrophe, we cover the story for a little while and then we let it go. We don’t want to look like we’re attacking the polluters too hard. So we don’t track what’s happening every day or every week. We let it go, and then after a few months or a year, we write a follow-up piece. We’re not crusaders. We don’t want to look like we’re out to get somebody. That would injure our reputation. We’re not muckrakers. We might favor a point of view, but we don’t lean on it too hard.


These and other similar encounters convinced me, 25 years ago, to step away from the news business. “Somebody else” is always running things. Their quirks and agendas are corrosive. They’ve gained their positions through compromise. They know that and accept it. And then they set about forgetting it.


Now, in the “information age,” these mainstream professionals are howling about fake news; they’re burying, even deeper, their knowledge that they are the prime fakers.


“I fake it, I bury my fakery deeper and deeper, and then I scream at other people for faking it.”




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By Jason Ditz


The first US official to declare Iran to blame for Saturday’s drone attacks in Saudi Arabia, at a time when others were looking for evidence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is continuing to try to advance this into his always hawkish position toward Iran.


Preparing to head to Saudi Arabia to meet with officials, Pompeo is now declaring what happened “an act of war,” and is now looking to use that bellicosity cobble together a coalition against Iran.


         



      

Pompeo is meant to meet with the Saudi Crown Prince to try to talk up coordinated US-Saudi actions against Iran. It’s not clear he’s going to be able to do much, however, as President Trump has already as much as said that he doesn’t intend to escalate this into a war.


Pompeo has been trying to escalate tensions between the US and Iran for months now, and this is just a continuation of that. While much was initially made of the drone strikes, there is a lack of interest in turning this into a war, and Pompeo will likely have to continue with such rhetoric.



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« on: September 19, 2019, 04:38:31 PM »

      

By Andrew P. Napolitano


A trial in Great Britain has just concluded with potentially dangerous implications for personal freedom here.


Great Britain is currently the most watched country in the Western world – watched, that is, by its own police forces. In London alone, the police have erected more than 420,000 surveillance cameras in public places. That amounts to 48 cameras per 1,000 residents. What do the cameras capture? Everything done and seen in public.


The cameras use facial recognition technology that can capture a grimace, a pimple, a freckle, even an eye blink as you walk the streets. Software then compares whatever the camera captures to government databases. By touching the screen showing your image, the police can have at their fingertips instantly a full dossier on you – your medical, financial, law enforcement, educational, personal and employment records. Stated differently, by looking at your face on a computer screen, and without a search warrant or even any suspicion about you, British police can amass in a few seconds all the data that the government has accumulated about you.


         



      

These procedures were recently challenged by a privacy advocate named Ed Bridges in a trial in Britain’s High Court. He learned that the police had twice scanned his face into their databases and accessed personal data about him – once while he walked to a restaurant and once while at a political rally. His lawyers argued that the police need a basis in fact – some articulable suspicion – to scan anyone’s face into their database, and that without that suspicion, the police are effectively engaged in a virtual fishing expedition among innocent folks.


The police argued that Bridges only knew of his face being scanned – they wouldn’t say why he was scanned – by examining government records that he sought. And if he had not sought the records, he would never have known that his image had been scanned. Thus, they argued, he endured no harm. The police also argued that facial recognition helps them find wanted persons much more efficiently than any other police tool.


It developed during trial that the public surveillance systems were never authorized by Parliament or by any popularly elected local governmental body. Rather, the systems were purchased by the police, and they use them whenever and however they want. It also developed during trial that police have charged persons who recognize the cameras and then hide their faces from view. Punished for scratching your nose or wearing your ski mask or pulling your T-shirt over your mouth in public? Yes.


One would think that this Orwellian in-your-face invasion of personal freedom would have shocked the conscience of the court. It didn’t. The court sided with the police.


Could the British model happen here?


Today, a half-dozen American police departments, including New York City, Chicago, Detroit and Orlando, Florida, have begun to use facial recognition surveillance, and in none of these places has the elected governing body authorized it. Politicians have looked the other way. Only in San Francisco – where readers of this column will recall the city government infringes upon the freedom of speech – has the governing body voted to prohibit the police from using facial recognition.


Great Britain – where many American-style civil liberties are protected – lacks a written constitution. Instead it has a 600-year-old constitutional tradition, acknowledged in court rulings and reflected in legislation. Yet, as we have seen, court rulings can bend with the political winds. Those winds are often fanned by the intelligence community and by law enforcement, which have succeeded in establishing sufficient fear among the public and sufficient acclimation to surveillance so that folks like Ed Bridges are made to appear as outliers wasting their time rather than patriots defending personal liberty.




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Could the British model happen here?


Our federal government’s 60,000-person strong domestic spying apparatus already captures every keystroke – even those which we think we have deleted – on every device used to transmit digital data on fiber optic cable in the United States. That covers every mobile, desktop and mainframe device. The government, of course, will not acknowledge this publicly. Yet some of its officials have told as much to me privately. They have also told me that they believe that they can get away with this so long as the data captured is not used in criminal prosecutions.


Why is that? The last thing the feds and rogue police want is for government agents to be compelled to answer under oath how they acquired the evidence they are attempting to introduce. Yet the admission of spying assumes that the right to privacy, which is guaranteed in Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, is protected from governmental invasion only for criminal prosecution purposes. And dozens of American police departments have accepted this assumption as they have begun to use devices that attract cellphone signals as one walks or drives near them, thus enabling them to follow movements of the innocent without suspicion.


The Fourth Amendment makes no such distinction among intelligence or law enforcement or governmental curiosity. Rather, the Fourth Amendment – the essence of which is the right to be left alone – was written expressly to prohibit what British police are doing to the British public and what American police and the National Security Agency are doing to the American public – commencing investigations of the innocent without suspicion.


The Fourth Amendment is an intentional obstacle to government, an obstacle shown necessary by history to curtail tyrants.


Could the British model happen here? Digitally, it has. Could the ubiquitous cameras be far behind?





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By MassPrivateI


Home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s have become partners in Big Brother’s ever expanding public surveillance program.


Home Depot’s “You Can Do It. We Can Help” slogan should really say, “We Can Do It. We Can Help Big Brother.” And Lowe’s “Do It Right For Less. Start At Lowe’s” slogan should say, “Doing It Right And Identifying Every Customer, Starts At Lowe’s.”


According to the Cook County Record, two recent class action lawsuits accuse Home Depot and Lowe’s of secretly using facial recognition to identify customers as soon as they enter their stores.


         



      

On Sept. 4, 2019, a group of plaintiffs simultaneously filed virtually identical class action complaints in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago against Lowe’s and in federal court in Atlanta against Home Depot, accusing the retailers of violating the Illinois state law by “surreptitiously” scanning customers’ faces as they moved about the chains’ stores.


According to the Lowe’s lawsuit, home improvement stores are secretly using facial recognition to identify everyone.


Lowe’s has augmented its in-store security cameras with software that tracks individuals’ movements throughout the store using a unique scan of face geometry. Put simply, Defendants surreptitiously attempt to collect the faceprint of every person who appears in front of one of their facial-recognition cameras. (To find out more about Home Depot tracking customers, click here.)


The Home Depot and the Lowe’s case claim that they have failed to inform customers that their biometric data is being collected, and did not obtain written consent for doing so. Home Depot and Lowe’s have also neglected to post a publicly available retention schedule detailing when the data will be destroyed.


According to the Lowe’s class action, “defendants actively conceal their faceprinting practices from the public.”


The class action also claims that Lowe’s has been secretly using facial recognition for over 11 years. There is no mention of how long Home Depot has been using facial recognition.


Have private corporations secretly turned America into China? Since when did it become OK for private corporations to secretly surveil the public?


But that is not the end of this privacy nightmare. Things get worse, and I mean a lot worse.


Home Depot and Lowe’s scanned millions of customers faces


Can you imagine two competing corporations sharing millions of facial recognition photos and descriptions of customers?






Well imagine no more, because it is happening right now.


The class action claims that Home Depot and Lowe’s have shared facial recognition pictures of its customers with other stores.


Framed as a loss-prevention measure, these systems allow stores to follow customers, to identify particular individuals when they enter the store and, in some cases, to track shoppers across multiple stores and identify “suspicious” shopping activity.


Welcome to China, sorry I meant America, where everyone is treated like a potential criminal.


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The plaintiffs seek to expand the case to include an additional class of perhaps “hundreds of thousands, if not millions” of additional plaintiffs; potentially including everyone who entered a Home Depot or Lowe’s store with the facial recognition surveillance program in place.


Think about what this means: both Home Depot and Lowe’s have secretly collected millions of customers’ faces and are sharing them with other stores, regardless of whether or not they have committed a crime.




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Corporations and Big Brother do not care about our privacy, in fact the opposite is true. Corporations want to monetize our privacy and Big Brother wants to use it to track everyone.


By everyone, I mean your kids, family, friends, co-workers, and even your pets are all affected by facial recognition.


Stopping facial recognition should be everyone’s goal unless you like being treated like a potential criminal everywhere you go.



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By B.N. Frank


No matter how proponents try to spin it, the Telecom Industry has provided NO scientific evidence that 5G exposure is safe and many credible doctors and scientists insist that IT ISN’T (see 1, 2, 3).  Symptoms from exposure include irritated eyes, increased sweating, and more.  In fact, people and their pets are already suffering from exposure where it’s been installed (see 1, 2, 3).


This being said — a big congratulations to Aussies for stopping 5G from being installed in the Land Down Under.


From Yahoo:



In 2018, fears of Chinese espionage dashed Huawei’s bid to help roll out the 5G network here. Now TPG is having to explain why it scrapped its own 5G aspirations and it appears its hand was forced – at least in part – by fears from the community about health impacts of the technology.


[…]


“You don’t think there is any scientific rationale for this do you?” ACCC counsel Michael Hodge QC then asked Levy.


Levy responded that while it was “not his area of expertise…the equipment that we were using was well within the standard and it is very much acceptable in terms of the standards”.


Hodge then asked if “there was some segment of the community that held an irrational concern about the effects” of the small cells used in a 5G network.


“I wouldn’t call it irrational. I think people have rational concerns,” Levy responded.


[…]


While TPG has listed several reasons for pulling the plug on its new network, it has now testified that those health fears were a major factor.



         



      



Opposition to 5G is worldwide.  It’s also about more than health risks and concerns.  Warnings have been cited by



Environmentalists (see 1, 2, 3)
Engineers (see 1, 2)
Meteorologists, NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Navy
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By Michael Maharrey


Yesterday, the Oakland City Council gave final approval for a ban of facial recognition technology by the city. The new ordinance not only increases privacy in Oakland; it also takes a step toward limiting a massive federal surveillance program.


The ordinance prohibits Oakland government agencies, including police, from “acquiring, obtaining, retaining, requesting, or accessing” facial recognition technology. The ban includes accessing information obtained through facial recognition technology used by agencies outside of the city. The ordinance defines facial recognition as “an automated or semi-automated process that assists in identifying or verifying an individual based on an individual’s face.”


The ordinance was approved with no dissenting votes.


         



      

Oakland became the third city to completely ban facial recognition technology. San Francisco became the first last May, and Somerville, Massachusetts followed suit in June. The Michigan legislature is considering a statewide ban on facial recognition technology.


American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California attorney Matt Cagel spoke in favor of the Oakland ordinance. He said facial recognition technology gives police “unprecedented ability to track people.”


“You simply cannot leave your face at home.”


IMPACT ON FEDERAL PROGRAMS


A recent report revealed that the federal government has turned state drivers’ license photos into a giant facial recognition database, putting virtually every driver in America in a perpetual electronic police lineup. The revelations generated widespread outrage, but this story isn’t new. The federal government has been developing a massive, nationwide facial recognition system for years.


The FBI rolled out a nationwide facial-recognition program in the fall of 2014, with the goal of building a giant biometric database with pictures provided by the states and corporate friends.






In 2016, the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law released “The Perpetual Lineup,” a massive report on law enforcement use of facial recognition technology in the U.S. You can read the complete report at perpetuallineup.org. The organization conducted a year-long investigation and collected more than 15,000 pages of documents through more than 100 public records requests. The report paints a disturbing picture of intense cooperation between the federal government, and state and local law enforcement to develop a massive facial recognition database.


“Face recognition is a powerful technology that requires strict oversight. But those controls, by and large, don’t exist today,” report co-author Clare Garvie said. “With only a few exceptions, there are no laws governing police use of the technology, no standards ensuring its accuracy, and no systems checking for bias. It’s a wild west.”


With facial recognition technology, police and other government officials have the capability to track individuals in real-time. These systems allow law enforcement agents to use video cameras and continually scan everybody who walks by. According to the report, several major police departments have expressed an interest in this type of real-time tracking. Documents revealed agencies in at least five major cities, including Los Angeles, either claimed to run real-time face recognition off of street cameras, bought technology with the capability, or expressed written interest in buying it.


In all likelihood, the federal government heavily involves itself in helping state and local agencies obtain this technology. The feds provide grant money to local law enforcement agencies for a vast array of surveillance gear, including ALPRs, stingray devices and drones. The federal government essentially encourages and funds a giant nationwide surveillance net and then taps into the information via fusion centers and the Information Sharing Environment (ISE).


Fusion centers were sold as a tool to combat terrorism, but that is not how they are being used. The ACLU pointed to a bipartisan congressional report to demonstrate the true nature of government fusion centers: “They haven’t contributed anything meaningful to counterterrorism efforts. Instead, they have largely served as police surveillance and information sharing nodes for law enforcement efforts targeting the frequent subjects of police attention: Black and brown people, immigrants, dissidents, and the poor.”




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Fusion centers operate within the broader ISE. According to its website, the ISE “provides analysts, operators, and investigators with information needed to enhance national security. These analysts, operators, and investigators…have mission needs to collaborate and share information with each other and with private sector partners and our foreign allies.” In other words, ISE serves as a conduit for the sharing of information gathered without a warrant. Known ISE partners include the Office of Director of National Intelligence which oversees 17 federal agencies and organizations, including the NSA. ISE utilizes these partnerships to collect and share data on the millions of unwitting people they track.


In a nutshell, without state and local cooperation, the feds have a much more difficult time gathering information. Passage of AB1215 would eliminate one avenue for gathering facial recognition data. Simply put, data that doesn’t exist cannot be entered into federal databases.



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Swiss opposition to 5G is not new and not just from residents.  In 2017, Swiss doctor Bertrand Buchs launched a petition asking for a moratorium on its installation and since then doctors and scientists worldwide have signed it.  Research has determined that exposure can cause undesirable symptoms and conditions – to say the least (see 1, 2, 3).


Earlier this year, Vaud Switzerland adopted a 5G moratorium.  Regardless, 5G was installed in Geneva where some residents immediately started suffering from exposure.  Now opponents are planning a nationwide revolt.


         



      

From Yahoo:



Switzerland was among the first countries to begin deploying 5G, but health fears over radiation from the antennas that carry the next-generation mobile technology have sparked a nationwide revolt.


Demonstrators against the technology are due to fill the streets of Bern later this month, but already a number of cantons have been pressured to put planned constructions of 5G-compatible antennae on ice.


[…]


National carrier Swisscom thus says it expects 90 percent of the population to have 5G access by the end of the year.


Opponents meanwhile warn that 5G poses unprecedented health and environmental risks compared to previous generations of mobile technology, and are urging authorities to place a full-fledged moratorium on the rollout.


They will organise a large protest on September 21 in front of the government buildings in Bern, and are also working towards putting the issue to a popular vote.


[…]


In Geneva, it is Daniel Buchs, a doctor and a regional parliamentarian with the centrist Christian Democratic Party, who is leading the battle.


“We are waiting for a serious, independent study that shows whether, yes or no, 5G has a noxious effect for the population,” he told AFP.


Such a study, he insisted, could help avoid a health scandal similar to the one the world has seen with asbestos, which was long touted as safe but which today is known to kill at least 107,000 people around the world each year.



In February, the telecom industry gave U.S. congressional testimony that they have NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe.  People and their pets everywhere are feeling the effects where it’s been operating (see 1, 2, 3).


Opposition to 5G is happening everywhere.  Warnings have been issued by a variety of credible experts and not only about health risks (see 1, 2, 3).



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By Arjun Walia



The Facts: Edward Snowden recently released a book titled Permanent Record. The US government is now suing the publisher of the book for not giving the CIA and the NSA a chance to erase classified details from the book.
Reflect On: What is the government really protecting? Are they protecting the well being of the citizenry or are they protecting immoral, unethical, political, corporate and elitist interests?

George Orwell’s 1984 is a classic book depicting a populace ruled by a political regime that persecutes individualism and independent critical thinking as “thoughtcrimes” that must be enforced by the “thought police.” This party seeks power above all, and, through the propagandist Ministry of Truth, presents the people with their version of truth and casts away all other information and opinion. Sound familiar?


This is exactly what’s happening today right in front of our eyes. The “Ministry of Truth” comes in the form, at least on social media, as Fake News watchdogs. These are entities that are flagging information that threatens corporate and political interests and labels it as “fake news” when a lot of it is, in fact, the complete opposite. Since when does an entity like the government have to step in and decide for the people what is real and what is not? Are people not capable of examining sources and determining this for themselves? These fake news watchdogs have some interesting sponsors. One of these sponsors, for example, is NewsGuard. They are funded by Clinton donors and big pharma, with ties to the CFR. You can read more about that entity here.


         



      

Companies and government agencies who are threatened by information also seem to be employing an “army of bloggers, surrogates, trolls, and bots on Twitter, Facebook, and by email” (Robert F. Kennedy Jr.) to try and sway discussion and brainwash people. We here at Collective Evolution have been experiencing them as well.


The world knows why the hunt for Julian Assange was ongoing for so long, it’s because he leaked secrets and exposed those who keep them. He exposed the lies, corruption and deceit that represents the backbone of the Western military alliance and the American empire. He exposed, in the words of John F. Hylan, former Mayor of New York City, the “real menace of Republic”, the “invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation.” He exposes the ones “who virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.” (source)(source)


He exposed immoral and unethical actions that have no justification — he is a hero.


The same thing goes for National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden who leaked classified documents regarding the scope of the US governments surveillance programs, which is and was huge. He is and was not the first, William Binney did the same, along with Thomas Drake and many others.




Keep in mind that this is a global mass surveillance program. Snowden recently released a book about it, and more.


In the book, Snowden goes into great detail about how he risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance. In it, he reveals the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.


Mass surveillance, facial recognition, etc., are justified by the national security state for the purposes of combating terrorism, for example. But, what does the connection between terrorist organizations and the US government say about these programs? If the US government itself, or factions of it, are arming these terrorists, creating them, and carrying out false flag events and blaming them on terrorism in order to justify infiltration of a country for ulterior motives as well as a heightened the national security state which involves mass surveillance, this means that their justification for these programs is a complete lie. So what’s the real reason for them?






This is well known, a few years ago current democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard introduced the Stop Arming Terrorist Act, which would stop the U.S. government from using taxpayer dollars to directly or indirectly support groups who are allied with and supporting groups like ISIS and al Qaeda in their war to overthrow the Syrian government. (source)


As far as false flag terrorist attacks go, many believe the chemical gas attacks in Syria were orchestrated by the Western military alliance in order to justify the infiltration of the country. The evidence for this is quite grand. 9/11 is another example many people believe was false flag terrorism.


‘Protecting National Security’ has now become an umbrella term to justify immoral and unethical actions.


Perhaps Snowden’s book sheds light on that. I have yet to read it.


William Binney is a former high-ranking intelligence official with the National Security Agency (NSA). He’s had quite the go, starting in 2002 when he let the public know of a system ( ‘Trailblazer’) intended to analyze data carried on communication networks (like the Internet). He exposed the agencies eavesdropping program and has faced harassment from the FBI, NSA and more. He has been in and out of the court room ever since he decided to resign and blow the whistle.




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Binney hasn’t stopped and is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever come out of the NSA. He is now saying:


At least 80% of fibre optic cables globally go via the US, this is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores. The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control. (source)


The Takeaway


At the end of the day, the US government suing the publisher of Snowden’s book is only bringing more attention to the truth of mass censorship and that this global elite is losing power. The more the global elite respond the way they are, like the mass censorship of information, alternative independent media outlets being shut down, and jailing people like Julian Assange, the more they hurt their own interests… which is inspiring for humanity as we awaken.


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Arjun Walia — I joined the CE team in 2010 shortly after finishing university and have been grateful for the fact that I have been able to do this ever since


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