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16

      

By Tyler Durden


Julian Assange will seek asylum in France, according to the Associated Press. Lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder are currently preparing for his latest hearing, where he faces extradition to the United States on 17 criminal charges for unlawfully publishing the names of classified sources, as well as conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to obtain access to classified information.


Manning’s 35-year sentence was commuted by President Obama after spending nearly seven years in prison. Assange, meanwhile, spent nearly seven years in Ecuador’s London embassy before he was ejected and arrested by British police for jumping bail in an unrelated case.


         



      

Speaking from Paris, Assange’s defense team said that the case against him is unfair, and violates his human rights while his health is suffering.


“We consider the situation is sufficiently serious that our duty is to talk about it” with French President Emmanuel Macron, said French lawyer Eric Dupont-Moretti.


Assange’s Spanish coordinator, Baltasar Garzon, confirmed that the legal team will argue that former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) acted as a middle man for the Trump administration to offer Assange a pardon if he showed proof that Russia was not involved in the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee’s email. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham denied on Wednesday.


“The President barely knows Dana Rohrabacher other than he’s an ex-congressman,” said Grisham. “He’s never spoken to him on this subject or almost any subject. It is a complete fabrication and a total lie.”


Also See: The Trump Story About Assange Is FAKE NEWS, They Are Lying About Trump’s Offer To Julian



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17

      

By Timcast


Julian Assange has always maintained that his source in the DNC e-mail leaks was not Russian. Nevertheless, this is part of the running narrative in the mainstream media.


Tim Pool digs into the evidence.



         



      

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HOUSTON (CN) – A federal judge dismissed the claims of Houston residents seeking to hold the government liable for flooding their homes with Hurricane Harvey storm water released from two dams, finding there is no constitutional right to perfect flood control.


U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Loren Smith’s Tuesday order came the same day the Weatherwise magazine published a study naming Hurricane Harvey the most extreme storm of the 2010s, responsible for $108 billion in property damage and 82 deaths.


Harvey stalled over the Houston area for four days in August 2017, swamping neighborhoods and freeways and forcing people to evacuate in chest-deep water as first responders and good Samaritans rescued others in boats, and Coast Guard crews threw down rope ladders from helicopters for people who had climbed on their roofs to escape the rising water.


         



      

The largest storm in the recorded history of the United States, Harvey dumped an average of more than 33 inches of rain over the Houston area, with some parts of the city getting more than 50 inches.


The storm created a no-win situation for the Army Corps of Engineers as Harvey runoff pooled behind two earthen dams 20 miles west of downtown Houston and flooded dozens of upstream homes and businesses.


The Corps of Engineers decided to open the floodgates full bore, something the agency had never done since building the dams in the 1940s to control the flow of Buffalo Bayou, which increased the normal 2,000 cubic feet per second rate of release from the dams to 13,000.


The release flooded homes along the bayou that had never flooded before and thousands of downstream homeowners brought a class action against the government, claiming it had to compensate them for storing water on their property under the Fifth Amendment’s Taking Clause.


Upstream property owners also sued the government under the same takings theory, claiming it had not bought enough land for the reservoirs, which are usually dry and empty as the Corps only impounds water in them from sustained rains, to keep surrounding properties dry.


The upstream owners hit pay dirt in December as U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Charles Lettow, a George W. Bush appointee, determined the upstream flooding was the foreseeable result of the Corps of Engineers’ design of the dams and its operating plans for them.


The upstream litigation is now headed for a second trial to determine damages, with arguments set for April 28 at the National Courts Building in Washington, D.C.


Some compensation seemed likely for the downstream litigants as well as Judge Smith, a Ronald Reagan appointee, ordered attorneys for the government and property owners in a Dec. 11 hearing to hold settlement meetings in December and January.


“I think it’s an ideal case for settlement,” he said at the time. “One thing that makes a settlement easier is when it’s about money. This is about money.”




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Those talks apparently bore no fruit as Smith ruled Tuesday that the government cannot be held liable for an act of God.


“This storm, which overwhelmed the system’s capacity was classified as a once in 2000-year event, which means the last such event occurred during the life of Jesus!” Smith wrote in a 19-page order.


Government attorneys argued the flooding was inevitable –homes upstream and downstream were flooding before the dam gates were opened, and without the dams it would have been worse.


Class member Dana Cutts said in an December interview she felt like she had dodged a bullet watching the water drain off her property near Buffalo Bayou in August 2017 and feeling the sun on her face after Harvey moved southeast after four days of pounding Houston.


But Cutts said she then watched the water go right back up again as the Corps of Engineers released it from the dams. Her home, which had not flooded since she bought it in 1976, took on 8 inches. “Enough to wreck the whole house,” she said.


She said given Houston’s history of tropical storms that routinely swell bayous beyond their banks, she would have avoided the area if not for the dams.




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But Judge Smith sided with the government, writing, “These were flood waters that no entity could entirely control.”


He added, “Plaintiffs also claim that the mere presence of the water control structures means that the government owned all waters that passed through them. So, do plaintiffs have the right to be perfectly protected from flooding? The simple answer is no; the right to perfect flood control…is not recognized by either Texas property law or federal law.”


Class counsel H.C. Chang of the Houston firm McGehee, Chang, Landgraf, Feiler said, “We respectfully disagree with the judge’s ruling and conclusion.  We will review and research our options for appeal.”


The Justice Department declined to comment.



Article source: The Free Thought Project


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19

      

By MassPrivateI


Have you ever felt unsafe crossing the street? You could look both ways before crossing the street and feel safe knowing you used common sense to navigate street crossings.


Or, you could download this app which alerts drivers to slow down and/or stop as you approach an intersection allowing you to cross the street safely.


An Israeli start-up company called Viziblezone (VZ) wants pedestrians, bicyclists, people on skateboards, scooters etc., to send their locations to vehicles in real-time.


Viziblezone has introduced a patent-protected, cutting-edge vehicle integrated “Pedestrian Detector.” The system identifies, tracks and protects pedestrians, even when they go undetected by a fast-approaching driver. The detector is designed to operate in any adverse weather and visibility, whether day or night.


         



      

VZ’s app could give anyone that that leases their software the ability to know where a person or vehicle is in real-time.


TechCrunch say’s “VZ transforms smartphones into smart beacons that cars can see and then avoid.”


And who doesn’t want to turn themselves or their vehicles into real-time smart beacons?



VZ will turn real-time smart beacons into big business


Fast Company warns that VZ wants their product embedded in every new phone and car.


The company’s vision isn’t to offer an app, but to donate the software to phone manufacturers to embed in their firmware so it’s available to everyone. Car manufacturers will pay to install the corresponding software in the operating system in cars.






Imagine giving phone companies and auto manufacturers the ability to know where everyone is and where every vehicle is in real-time. Can you imagine how valuable that (smart beacon) information could be?


Phone companies and auto manufacturers will use VZ, Bluetooth, your vehicle’s infotainment center and services like EZPass, OnStar or SiriusXM to create a dystopian real-time tracking program. (Click on the links to see how they track you.)


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A Fast Company article from 2018 warns that Honda is also piloting smart intersection cameras to track everyone’s location in real-time.



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The new system, designed by Honda, uses four cameras mounted around the intersection and Honda’s object-recognition software, which can identify anyone or anything approaching the intersection–from a cyclist or an ambulance to a stray dog. If a crash is possible, the system beams an immediate warning to a device inside the cars that are taking place in the pilot.


VZ CEO, Mosh Raines told Smart Cities World,


By turning the pedestrian’s mobile phones into accident prevention devices, VZ offers a comprehensive solution for pedestrian safety.


What Mr. Raines really means, is by turning pedestrians’ mobile phones into smart beacons, the tons of data VZ collects on an individual is a comprehensive $olution which can be sold to governments and data miners.




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VZ’s “Technology” page hints that the company will be able to predict where an individual will be in the future.


The VZ behavior prediction model factors in individual profiles of pedestrians and drivers, as well as the attributes of the physical surroundings.


VentureBeat‘s article also warns that VZ “draws data from a pool of hundreds of thousands of people” and its “AI algorithms builds behavioral profiles” on everyone.


VZ joins a long list of smart city devices masquerading as public safety devices that will ultimately profit Big Brother and private corporations at the expense of our privacy.



Article source: MassPrivateI


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By B.N. Frank


Cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation are sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (aka “Electrosmog”).  Exposure is biologically and environmentally harmful.  It’s not just about cancer riskSome develop “Microwave Sickness” – a federally recognized illness, as well as Electromagnetic Sensitivity (see 1, 2, 3, 4) – a federally recognized disability (see 1, 2).  Many reports suggest that American embassy workers in China and Cuba were disabled by exposure too.


Activist and California resident, Liz Barris, was disabled by exposure.  She has been raising awareness about this and effecting change ever since (see 1, 2).  Now she is running for Congress.


         



      

From PRNewswire:



LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Legally disabled by wireless electromagnetic radiation as emitted by cell towers, cell antennas, WIFI, smart meters and all wireless radiation devices and infrastructure, Ms. Barris can no longer function in society without wearing protective shielding to block radiation as emitted from wireless infrastructure and devices.  With all normalcy from her life now gone, including having to quit her job of 15 years due to cell tower radiation, having to sleep in her car due to smart meter emissions and being cut off from normal society for nearly a decade, in the face of the new 5G roll out, she is now running for Congress in the 33rd District of Los Angeles despite her disability, in the hopes that she can raise awareness to this enormous problem while also implementing protective legislation, particularly regarding the imminent roll out of 5G for which there is nothing on the market for people like her to either measure or block the radiation with, as the frequencies are out of range of what is typical for 4G.


Ms. Barris has been continually denied accommodations for her condition due to lack of education with the general public on the issue and hopes to alleviate this situation for people like her who cannot tolerate the radiation from wireless device and infrastructure by bringing awareness to the issue.  The US National Toxicology Programs 10 year $30,000,000 study found “clear evidence of statistically significant carcinogenic effects” yet the public is still largely unaware of this known toxin.  Other studies show stroke, heart attack, kidney problems, neurological damage and lesser problems such as headache, loss of energy and ringing in the ears which if left unchecked can turn into bigger health problems.  Ms. Barris also believes her cancer was due to her exposure to the 3G antennas on a rooftop near her home in Santa Monica.  The fact that the US National Toxicology Program study outcome showed clear evidence of cancer and it is difficult to find areas of the world that are now not exposed to this radiation, leaves cancer survivors like Ms. Barris worried.  She hopes to raise awareness to this problem with her campaign, which has real solutions for a society that is addicted to their smart phones and WIFI. Ms. Barris sees this as the challenge of her lifetime and is at the crux of her campaign.


If elected, Ms. Barris would seek support in Congress for the funding of solutions to this problem and would also begin requiring the Americans with Disabilities Act be adhered to and force accommodation on air planes which she says are now off limits to her due to the WIFI in the fuselage which is magnified by the metal enclosure and claims makes her so sick that she is unable to function for days after a single 2 hour flight.


Ms. Barris helped organize and was a volunteer in a first of its kind study showing her neurological symptoms when exposed to electromagnetic radiation on an fMRI.  FMRI is purportedly the same procedure used to diagnose US Embassy workers in Cuba who were under sonic attack, later said to be an electromagnetic attack.  Ms. Barris believes her neurological damage was caused by wireless radiation emitting devices and infrastructure.


Also of concern is the US Dept. of the Interior report stating birds, wildlife and foliage are dying due to ubiquitous cell tower radiation, as 5G is in the millimeter bandwidth, resonating with many insects exact size.



Experts have been warning that we should be reducing sources of Electrosmog – not increasing them.  Unfortunately, the current “Race to 5G” dramatically increases them.  5G opposition is worldwide.  Some cities and countries have already banned it.  Doctors, scientists, engineers, and public advocates have asked President Trump for a moratorium on 5G (see 1, 2. 3).






Utility “Smart” Meters also create high levels of Electrosmog.  Utility companies,  their proponents and some environmental organizations and environmentalists– still endorse them anyway despite this AND all the other problems they cause including fires and explosions (see 1, 2, 3).







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Best of luck to Ms. Barris!


Activist Post reports regularly about unsafe technology.  For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:



Center For Safer Wireless
Center For Electrosmog Prevention
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
EMF Safety Network
Environmental Health Trust
Physicians for Safe Technology
Scientists for Wired Tech
Wireless Information Network

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21

      

By B.N. Frank


Maybe Because Most Don’t Want to Be Fried For Faster Internet?


Doctors, scientists, engineers, and public advocates have asked President Trump for a moratorium on 5G because of biological, environmental, and safety risks (see 1, 2, 3).  Multiple 5G lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  Worldwide opposition continues to increase probably because people and animals have been getting sick where it has already been turned on (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  Many cities and countries have tried to ban it.   Slick marketing campaigns – even ones featuring Trump – still may not be enough to make 5G desirable OR economically feasible. 


Last summer Activist Post reported about how few in Sacramento subscribed to 5G after it had been installed AND how many wanted it removed.  Nothing seems to have changed.


         



      

From ExtremeTech:



As 5G technology has ramped up over the past few years, ISPs have started talking about replacing or augmenting expensive fiber networks with cheaper gigabit wireless access delivered via small cell networks. Now that Verizon’s 5G fixed wireless service is up and running, analyst firm MoffettNathanson examined the economics and costs of Verizon’s Sacramento rollout, and whether the initiative is economically sustainable. The company’s results make for interesting reading.


[…]


According to MoffettNathanson, only six percent of homes in Sacramento had access to Verizon 5G, with fewer than three percent actually subscribed. Of greater concern than the low subscriber numbers, however, is how few customers each small cell can actually support. On average, each small cell can only reach 27 local addresses.


This represents a real problem for companies hoping to rely on fixed wireless to roll out gigabit networks to customers at dramatically lower prices compared with the cost of running fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP).


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Telecom companies have still offered NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that 5G is even safe.  Other warnings about the technology have been issued by meteorologists, NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Navy, security experts and other credible sources (see 1. 2, 3, 4, 5).


Of course  exposure to 1G through 4G is harmful as well.  Pollution from Electromagnetic Radiation (“Electrosmog”) has been a problem for many years now.  Many experts have been insisting we should be drastically reducing Electrosmog levels, whereas the “Race to 5G” does the exact opposite.  Plus much of the cost for 5G is being passed on to taxpayers







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Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other sources of unsafe technology.  For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:



5GCrisis
5G Information
The 5G Summit
Whatis5G.Info
Zero5G
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
EMF Safety Network
Environmental Health Trust
My Street, My Choice
Physicians for Safe Technology
Scientists for Wired Tech
TelecomPowerGrab.org
Wireless Information Network

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22

      

By Spiro Skouras


In this report we take a closer look inside the World Military Games opening ceremony held in Wuhan China weeks before the Coronavirus outbreak.


Is it just a coincidence that a UN-themed pandemic simulation of a global coronavirus outbreak took place the same day as the UN-themed opening ceremonies in Wuhan, ground zero for the outbreak?


We also examine which nation will fill the vacuum now that the world’s biggest economy has been crippled by the outbreak.


         



      


 


Links


Dominoes Are Falling – China Shutdown To Crush India’s Already-Crumbling Economyhttps://www.zerohedge.com/markets/dominos-are-falling-china-shutdown-disrupts-indias-economy


China destroys $600 million in cash to stop coronavirus spread on infected bank notes
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/china-destroys-600-million-cash-21520944

Did coronavirus originate in Chinese govt laboratory?

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/615052-did-coronavirus-originate-in-chinese-govt-laboratory?fbclid=IwAR00g8apH06I0NdgQAd1TUcX3wSClK3qOAGXfB7YsM6wysCOCQ098U5uBrE 



What is the Xiangshan Forum, and why is it important? 
https://news.cgtn.com/news/2019-10-20/What-is-the-Xiangshan-Forum-and-why-is-it-important–KWbX9Xt0hW/index.html

Amid Coronavirus, the World Closes Its Doors to China: ‘I Feel So Isolated’ 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/amid-coronavirus-the-world-closes-its-doors-to-china-i-feel-so-isolated-11582060811

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, China is now also fighting deadly bird flu in chickens 

https://www.businessinsider.com/h5n1-deadly-bird-flu-emerged-near-center-coronavirus-outbreak-2020-2 


China Approves Imports of Live Poultry From US
https://www.theepochtimes.com/china-approves-imports-of-live-poultry-from-us_3240571.html

Why the global battle over Huawei could prove more disruptive than Trump’s trade war with China 

http://theconversation.com/why-the-global-battle-over-huawei-could-prove-more-disruptive-than-trumps-trade-war-with-china-131828 


Which Supply Chains Are Most At Risk: The Answer In One Chart 

https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/which-supply-chains-are-most-risk-answer-one-chart


Did coronavirus originate in Chinese government laboratory? Scientists believe killer disease may have begun in research facility 300 yards from Wuhan wet fish market

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8009669/Did-coronavirus-originate-Chinese-government-laboratory.html 


CHINA FILES 84 PATENTS FOR CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY 

https://bitcoinist.com/china-files-84-patents-for-central-bank-digital-currency/ 


Rituals, Events & Military Meetings ~ UN Agenda~ Prior To ‘Reported’ Virus Outbreak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgczmGOFXiA

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By Caitlin Johnstone


When Twitter first implemented its “hide replies” function last year I published an article warning that it could be used by establishment narrative managers to marginalize dissident voices and diminish the relatively egalitarian nature of the platform. When I wrote it I was imagining the function being used by overt manipulators like cable TV pundits and Washington Post columnists, and think tank operatives like Neera Tanden who vocally supported the implementation of the function.


What I absolutely was not expecting, as paranoid and conspiracy-minded as I am, was a highly regarded UN-associated international chemical watchdog group using the function for that purpose.


         



      

As of this writing, if you go to the Twitter account for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), you’ll see this tweet at the second from the top:




If you log on to Twitter and go to that tweet and click this little button, it will take you to a section of “hidden replies” which aren’t visible on the main tweet.



You will not be surprised to learn that the tweet which the OPCW’s Twitter account has chosen to hide is critical of the organization:



That “#wikileaksdoumareport” hashtag in the hidden tweet refers to the leaks which have been pouring out from the OPCW adding to the mountain of evidence that the US, UK and France bombed the Syrian government in 2018 as a retaliation for a chemical weapons attack in the town Douma which did not occur. Whoever is in charge of the OPCW’s Twitter account does not like the lowly commoners talking about this on their page.


Here’s an OPCW tweet from a week ago which has the same issue:




Click the same little button to view hidden replies and you’ll see three of them on this one, again all discussing the scandal-ridden Douma investigation:



It doesn’t seem to happen if you’re not logged on to your account, and seems to express differently on different browsers, but if you log in and scroll through the OPCW Twitter page you’ll find many tweets with hidden replies, almost all of which directly pertain to the Douma scandal.


The OPCW tweet which appears to have the largest number of replies is the smear job they released earlier this month attacking the whistleblowers whose leaks poked giant holes in the official Douma narrative. This smear job has been ripped to shreds in an article by Grayzone‘s Aaron Maté, who in his trademark style systematically debunks the organisation’s attempts to spin the whistleblowers as incompetent outsiders who tried to manipulate the Douma investigation for no clear reason.




If you go to that OPCW tweet and scroll down you’ll see dozens of spaces where replies ought to be, with the message “This reply was hidden by the original Tweet author,” meaning hidden by the author of the initial top tweet by the OPCW. I’ve archived screenshots of the entire thread here as it looks from my account as of this writing, but here’s a small sample of what the top of the replies section looks like on that tweet:




I myself posted the reply that got the most likes and retweets back when the OPCW first shared its smear job, but in a strange twist on Twitter’s “hide replies” function it doesn’t show up in the main thread or in its “hidden replies” section. Other users also say they can’t see it in either section. So as things are right now it looks like some posts in threads with a large number of hidden replies are just disappeared entirely, which is all the more incentive for narrative managers to use it.


There are already many users in the comments objecting to the OPCW yet again making use of opacity to silence dissident voices, and understandably so. Ever since the first Douma leak in May 2018 this organisation has been stonewalling journalists, refusing to answer crucial questions, smearing its own investigators and denying them a platform to speak, all after hiding from the public the fact that there had been large amounts of internal dissent regarding its Douma investigation. This dissent included unanimous agreement between four toxicologists that no chlorine attack occurred in Douma, and reports that some 20 OPCW inspectors had voiced objections to the way the Douma investigation was taking place.




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The OPCW had no business hiding all this information from the public about an event which led to an act of war against a sovereign nation, and it has no business hiding the public’s attempts to demand more information be brought into the light.




These deliberate acts of obfuscation make no sense if you look at the OPCW as an independent international investigative body whose sole interest is truth and the elimination of chemical weapons, but they make perfect sense if you see it as a narrative management apparatus of the US-centralized empire. The US government already has an established history of manipulating the OPCW into facilitating the advancement of pre-existing regime change agendas in the Middle East, and not one but two whistleblowers have separately attested that US government officials were brought in by OPCW leadership (in violation of the organisation’s supposed independence) to persuade them that the Syrian government had committed a chemical weapons attack.


The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is acting like a narrative management operation because that is what it has become: a tool to help the US-centralized empire spin narratives favorable to pre-existing regime change agendas like the one it has long had for the Syrian government. That’s how it behaves, so we should ignore all narrative spin and assume that that’s what it is until its behavior changes. As long as it continues walking like a duck and quacking like a duck, we should continue to assume that it’s a duck.


The OPCW has been hiding replies on Twitter, yes. But at least it has stopped hiding what it is.



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By The Last American Vagabond


Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up with Ryan Cristián — The Last American Vagabond — a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (2/18/20).


As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth is, or claiming they have the answer, is likely leading you astray, for one reason or another. Stay Vigilant.


         



      



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By Matthew Guariglia and Bill Budington


Amazon’s surveillance doorbell company Ring has announced extra layers of security and control for users after a wave of backlash from civil liberties and cyber security organizations like EFF and Mozilla. Organizations raised major concerns over Ring’s lack of effort in protecting the data and security of users, including permitting multiple log-in attempts that allowed bad actors to take control of people’s Ring cameras; not requiring two-factor authentication; and allowing a number of undisclosed third-party trackers to harvest data from the Ring app.


Ring’s announcement declared that the company is making two-factor authentication mandatory for users—meaning that when a person logs in to their Ring account, they will have to enter a code emailed or texted to them to verify that they are the person attempting to log in.


         



      

After EFF’s report on Ring’s use of the third-party trackers, the company also has announced that they are temporarily pausing the use of most third-party trackers and are working on a way to allow users to further limit information sharing. The announcement further states that customers will be able to opt out of sharing information with third-party trackers specifically for the purpose of receiving personalized ads.


These privacy reforms are a good step forward. However, the density of surveillance networks created by Ring cameras combined with the rapid proliferation of partnerships between law enforcement agencies and Ring —with limited, if any, oversight, transparency, or restrictions—continue to pose grave threats to the privacy of all communities, and not just Ring’s users. There are still a number of key reforms that Ring must make to signal that they are seriously considering fundamental problems that their technology poses.


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First, Ring should end its rapid expansion of law enforcement partnerships. Giving police direct access to request private footage endangers communities and facilitates near-constant surveillance by local police, encourages an atmosphere of mistrust between police and residents, exacerbates racial profiling and overpolicing, and may chill the exercise of First Amendment-protected activities such as canvassing and community organizing. It also provides a way for police to access a widespread CCTV network without having to go through democratic processes or be subject to traditional oversight. If these partnerships are being created, they should be decided by the elected officials and communities who would be surveyed by these cameras every day.


Second, Ring should implement measures that require warrants to be issued directly to device owners in order for law enforcement to gain access to footage. This would limit the ability of the police to implement widespread, sweeping surveillance. This is akin to traditional surveillance systems, where law enforcement had to approach the owners of the footage directly, and in so doing inform them of the fact their footage is being requested and the scope of the request. One way to do that would be for Amazon to employ end-to-end encryption. However, since Amazon currently stores Ring footage on their cloud, Ring should create a company-wide policy that requires that users be informed when police or other law enforcement agencies present a warrant to the company for footage and/or audio. With this change, Ring users would know exactly who has access to their data, when, and why. This provision would also require users to be informed when law enforcement agencies go to Ring to flag specific footage for preservation past its retention time.


Third, if any Ring users choose to share footage with a law enforcement agency for the purpose of aiding a specific investigation, police should not be able to share that footage with other agencies for unspecified purposes without the user’s knowledge.






Fourth, as a company, Ring has long maintained that it protects the privacy of its users—but the privacy of other members of the communities in which Ring operates are also in jeopardy. In order to protect the privacy of Ring users, their neighbors, and passersby, Ring’s default settings should be adjusted to turn off automatic audio recording whenever the device is motion activated. This will limit the number of conversations being surreptitiously and randomly recorded inside and outside of homes. This small change will decrease the chance of accidentally recording private conversations in situations where sound travels, but the people being recorded may not see the camera.


Fifth, under no circumstances should Ring integrate face recognition software into its cameras, which would enable the worst type of privacy invasion of individuals. Face recognition technology would mean that every person approaching a Ring doorbell would have their face scanned and cross-checked against a database of other faces without their consent. If connected to government-run databases, this could make it impossible for people who have had encounters with the criminal justice system to do jobs that require approaching people’s front doors or walking in residential neighborhoods. Face recognition on Ring cameras would also give users, police, and Ring employees the ability to track the whereabouts of people who walk through the neighborhood and identify when people are in or out of their homes or otherwise deviate from their usual routines.


Ring is creating an environment where every time a person walks down a public street, their movements are being recorded, stored, and made accessible to a whole host of individuals, law enforcement agencies, and Amazon. Ring’s technical reforms will better guard the security of customers, but do little to address the bigger threats to privacy that Ring poses.





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Article source: EFF


Matthew Guariglia is a policy analyst working on issues of surveillance and privacy at the local, state, and federal level. He received a PhD in history at the University of Connecticut where his research focused on the intersection of race, immigration, U.S. imperialism, and policing in New York City. He is a frequent contributor to the Freedom of Information-centered outlet Muckrock and his bylines have also appeared in the Washington Post and Motherboard. Matthew will be a visiting scholar in the department of history at UC Berkeley and serves as an editor of “Disciplining the City,” a series on the history of urban policing and incarceration at the Urban History Association’s blog The Metropole. (Photo by Zack Garlitos)


Bill is a long time activist, programmer, and cryptography enthusiast. He works on EFF’s Tech Projects team as a security engineer and technologist, and is the lead developer for HTTPS Everywhere and Panopticlick. He has also contributed to projects such as Let’s Encrypt and SecureDrop. Bill can be found talking to crowds of people on soap boxes and stages in far off places, or doing digital security trainings for organizations. He loves hacker spaces and getting together with other techies to tinker, code, share, and build the technological commons. Er spricht auch gern Deutsch!


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By Matt Agorist


Orange County, FL — School resource officers in Florida always seem to be in the news for abusing or otherwise causing grave harm to the children they are allegedly sworn to protect. In case after infuriating case we’ve seen Florida cops cower behind a wall while children were murdered in a school to sexually assaulting the children they are tasked with protecting, to beating up small girls and even handcuffing and arresting 6-year-old children. Most of these incidents go unpunished. However, in a rare exception, a cop has been charged after he was captured on video grabbing a child by her hair and throwing her around.


Orange county deputy Harry Reid was fired in November after disturbing video captured him grabbing a middle school student by the hair and throwing her around like a rag doll. This week, it was announced that Reid was officially charged with battery for his actions against the child.


         



      


The victim’s aunt, Frances Jasmin, told Channel 9 investigative reporter Daralene Jones that the family was glad to find out the charged had been filed.


“She was afraid to go to school. She is afraid to talk to people. She was like hiding. She has a fear behind her head that anything can happen to them, until now,” her aunt said.


The State Attorney’s Office released the following statement regarding the charges:


On January 30, 2020, our office did in fact file an Information charging Harry Reid, the former Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy accused of pulling a girl by the hair, with one count of Battery. This is an open and active investigation which limits our ability to comment any further.


As the video shows, Reid is seen whipping out his baton and threatening the bystanders who were all pleading with him to stop abusing the small girl and let go of her hair.


“Stupid little children!” the raging deputy screams at the students.


In the video, another deputy appeared to be breaking up an argument between several students. The deputy whose body camera was filming the incident was calm and trying to de-escalate the situation. The girl was visibly frantic but the deputy was attempting to calm her down.


“What’s going on?” the deputy asks. “You’re acting wild, come over here. Relax. Sit down.”


“Just breathe. Calm down,” the deputy says as the girl screams.






However, before she could calm down, deputy Reid inserts himself into the scene and proceeds to manhandle the small child, one-third his size, grabbing her hair.


During a press conference in November, Sheriff John Mina did not mince words when he said there was “no doubt in my mind” that the deputy acted excessively. The sheriff explained that there was no reason for the deputy to put his hands on the girl. The video backs up this claim.


“I want… the residents of Orange County to know this: That deputy’s behavior and actions violated many policies, our standards — but, more importantly, the vision and expectations that I have set as sheriff and definitely will not be tolerated, and I want our deputy sheriffs to know that as well,” Mina said.


“To me it looked like he lost control and his actions were totally inappropriate,” Mina said. He added that he was “extremely upset, disappointed and outraged” by the deputy’s conduct.


This week, we find out that he followed through with his statements.




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“This is, I think, an important step forward, and a precedent for the Orlando community and Central Florida community, in that the state is not going to tolerate excessive force and any abuse of force, against the citizens and especially our vulnerable children in schools,” Edmond’s family attorney, Ryan Fletcher, said.


We agree.




Article source: The Free Thought Project


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. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Minds.


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By Brandon Turbeville


Western mainstream media outlets simply cannot show the results of the recent liberation of Western Aleppo in Syria without first doing much editing and damage control work on the television screen. While Western outlets continue the tired line that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is “killing his own people” and that the poor democracy-loving “freedom fighters” armed, trained, and directed by the Western powers are nothing more than victims, scenes from Syria easily challenge any perceptions western audiences may have had regarding recent events there. In fact, any claims that the Syrian people are opposed to the government’s liberation of Syrian territory is completely rebuffed with the pictures currently coming out of Aleppo.



Celebrations in Aleppo over the recent final liberation of the city. Photo Credit: Syriana Analysis



         



      




On February 16, Al-Masdar News reported the following regarding Aleppo:



The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has officially captured the last remaining areas under jihadist control in Aleppo city and its surrounding area, ending a nearly eight-year-long battle.


According to a field source in Aleppo, the Syrian Army’s victory came this afternoon following the capture of the Layramoun and Kafr Hamra sectors, which were under the control of the jihadist rebels for most of the war.


In addition to capturing Kafr Hamra and Layramoun, the Syrian Army also took control of the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter, which was the main battlefield in Aleppo city for most of the war.


At the same time, the Syrian Army has also captured the last towns in the Anadan Plain, including Hraytan, Babis, and ‘Anadan.


The loss of these areas will be devastating for the jihadist rebels in western Aleppo, as they now find themselves with virtually no presence near the provincial capital.



Shortly after the liberation, President Assad gave a speech congratulating the Syrian people and the Syrian military on the victory and promising more victories to come as the Syrian government seeks to make good on its promise to “liberate every inch of Syria.”


He said:



When Aleppo city was liberated at the end of 2016, I said that what was before the liberation of Aleppo city will not be the same as what will be after that, and I based that on my knowledge of where the members of our Armed Forces are aiming with their hearts and minds. I based that on my conviction that the patriotism of the people of Aleppo and their fealty to their homeland and the homeland’s army will overturn the calculations of the enemies.




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This is what happened, but Aleppo had to pay a great price equal to the greatness of its people and the patriotism of its position; years of violent and barbaric shelling that affected most neighborhoods, tens of thousands of martyrs, injured people, orphans, people who lost children, and widows. Years of siege without water or electricity or other life necessities, all for Aleppo to kneel and for her people to surrender.


With every treacherous shell that had fallen, the enemies’ hopes would grow that Aleppo would become another Aleppo, one that never existed throughout history, an Aleppo that does not constitute with its twin Damascus the wings by which the homeland soars; rather an Aleppo whose people would stand with traitors in front of masters, kneeling and prostrating themselves before them, beginning for a few dollars and much disgrace.


That was in their dreams; but in our real world, with every shell that fell, fear fell and the will to challenge grew. With every martyr, nationalist spirit grew and faith in the homeland became stronger. In our real world, it remained the real Aleppo, the Aleppo of history, nobility, and authenticity. And because it is so, its people did not settle for steadfastness just in the sense of bearing of pain and suffering and acceptance of the status quo; but rather in the sense of work and production that persisted throughout the years of the siege despite the conditions that contradict any economic sense.


Despite that, this city kept contributing – even if at a bare minimum – to national economy, and I am confident that this type of steadfastness which reflects a concrete will and a deep-rooted sense of belonging is what will raise Aleppo from the ashes of war and restore its natural and leading position in Syria’s economy.


. . . . . .


It is true that liberating the city in 2016 did not achieve the desired safety for the city at the time, and it remained under the threat of treacherous and cowardly shells, and it is also true today that victory in one battle does not mean victory in the war, but that is by the abstract military logic which is based on endings and results; however, by national logic, victory begins with the beginning of steadfastness even if it was at day one, and by that logic, Aleppo is victorious, and Syria is victorious. We are all victorious over the fear they had tried to instill in our hearts, victorious over the delusions they tried to instill in our minds, victorious over fragmentation, hatred, betrayal, and all those who represent or bear or practice these qualities.


However, we are fully aware that this liberation does not mean the end of the war, or the failure of schemes, or the disappearance of terrorism, or the surrender of enemies, but it certainly means rubbing their noses in the dirt as a prelude for complete defeat, sooner or later.


. . . . .




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It also means that we must not relax; rather we must prepare for the coming battles. Therefore, the battle to liberate the countryside of Aleppo and Idleb will continue regardless of some empty sound bubbles coming from the north, and the battle for liberating all Syrian soil, crushing terrorism, and achieving stability will also continue.”


. . . . . .


Our Syrian Arab Army will never hesitate to carry out its national duties, and it will be as it always has been: an army from the people and for the people. Throughout history, no army has emerged victorious unless the people are united with it in its battle, and when it is united with the people in their vision and cause, and this is what we have witnessed in Aleppo and other Syrian cities, where you embraced the army it protected you, defended you, and made sacrifices for you.


While we are experiencing times of joy, we must remember that these moments have been made possible by years of pain, heartache, and sadness, for the loss of a dear one that gave their life for the lives and happiness of others. As we bow in honor of the greatness of our martyrs and injured people, it is also our duty to stand in honor of the greatness of their mighty families. If victory is to be dedicated, then it is dedicated to them, and if anyone should receive credit for it, then they deserve the credit. I salute them for the children their raised, and salute their children for their sacrifices. I salute every one of the heroes of our great army and the allied forces begin them. I salute the strength of their bodies in the cold and frost as we bask in warmth and safety.



In conclusion, Assad saluted



…our brothers, friends, and allies who stood shoulder to shoulder with the army on the ground and were guardian eagles in the sky, their blood intermingling with the blood of our army that was spilled in Aleppo, Aleppo the faithful to its homeland and history, which will never forget the blood of those who made sacrifices for it, and which will return as it was and stronger.


Our beloved people in Aleppo, I congratulate you on the victory of your will, the will by which we will wage the greater battle: the battle to build Aleppo. By the will of all the Syrian people we will build Syria, and we will continue liberation, God willing.



Brandon Turbeville writes for Activist Post – article archive here – He is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1500 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, civil liberties and, most notably, geopolitics and the Syrian crisis. His most recent release is a book of poetry, Dance, Amputee. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com He is from Columbia, SC.


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By Brandon Smith


Once you understand the globalist mindset, almost everything they do becomes rather robotic and predictable.  It should not be surprising that the World Health Organization (WHO), a branch of the United Nations, has been so aggressive in cheerleading for the Chinese government and its response to the coronavirus outbreak. After all, China’s communist surveillance state model is a beta test for the type of centralization that the UN wants for the entire planet. They certainly aren’t going to point out that it was China’s totalitarian system that allowed the outbreak to spread from the very beginning.


Even now Xi Jinping is trying to rewrite history, claiming that he had been swift in responding to the crisis more than a month before he actually did.  The lie that the coronavirus mutated naturally in a food and animal market in Wuhan continues to be peddled by the mainstream media even though no evidence supporting this claim exists.  And China is still releasing rigged death and infection numbers while they have over 600 million people under martial law lockdown and their crematoriums continue pumping out the fumes of the dead 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


         



      

Brave health workers like Li Wenliang, who was punished by the government for warning about the virus in December, have died in the process of trying to fight against the centralized behemoth just to get vital information to the world, but that never happened, right? It was actually president Xi and the CPC that saved the day. The WHO and the CPC say so. You’ll never hear the UN praise the efforts of Li Wenliang; they want his name to disappear down the memory hole as much as the Chinese government does.


The developing narrative is a familiar one – Local officials “stifled” the response to the outbreak while the centralized national leadership put things back on track with extreme control measures that have turned the Hubei province into a veritable internment camp. Whatever you do, don’t point out that it was the national government’s habit of imprisoning health officials that release “false information” that led to the delayed reaction on the coronavirus. Also, don’t point out that ground zero for the outbreak is just down the road from the largest Level 4 Biohazard Lab in Asia, because that would make you a “conspiracy theorist”.


The message being pounded into the public consciousness is clear: “Shut up and accept that Centralization works”. Even when it fails miserably, it is still the answer to all our problems. All we have to do is “adjust” the historical record a little bit every time the system breaks and then institute even MORE centralization in response.


In other words, if the interdependent and draconian top-down structure of the globalist state leads to crisis, then it is because it was not centralized ENOUGH. Centralization always begets more centralization.


The financial fascist system of central banking and corporate oligarchy leads to the socialist welfare state, and the socialist welfare state leads to the surveillance state, the surveillance state leads to the martial law state, and the martial law state leads to full-on global governance; an endless elitist empire.


The failings of centralization have caused numerous problems long before it led to a potential pandemic. The pandemic simply clarifies the issue. For example, the breakdown in the global supply chain is becoming a bigger threat by the day.  The Baltic Dry Index a measure of shipping rates as well as global demand for goods, has essentially collapsed.  This should have been the first warning sign that the supply chain was in trouble, but the mainstream doesn’t pay attention to the fundamentals, only stock markets.  Enter Apple, one of the largest companies in the world, which has now abandoned its projections for 2020 and finally admitted that the shutdown of Chinese factories may just be a problem.   


Some mentally challenged people out there are scoffing sarcastically at this issue, saying “Oh no, whatever will we do without iPhones…?”.  They don’t grasp the wider implications.  If Apple’s production is going down because of the supply chain disruption then this is a signal that multiple companies and most of the economy are also going down because of supply chain disruptions. It’s not about iPhones, it’s about the bigger picture.


Globalism has led to interdependent economies and nation states that no longer have redundancies in production. We have been forced to rely on production centers on the other side of the world for a vast majority of our goods.


When China shuts down, the US economy loses almost 20% of its supply chain. When Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Vietnam shut down from the virus, you can add another 10% to 15% on top of that. Retailers in the US represent around 70% of GDP. Cut off the supply chain in Asia and retailers lose a vast array of goods to sell. The US economy eventually shuts down also, even if the virus never spreads here.


Some people will argue that we don’t need all the “cheap plastic crap” from Asia anyway, and this situation is a “good thing”. Sorry to break it to you, but America’s economy is built on the selling of cheap plastic crap (along with the selling of the fiat dollar as the world reserve currency). Walmart (Chinamart if you discount agricultural products) is the largest employer in the US and the world, after all. Right or wrong, our economic system is so globalized that the fall of the Chinese dominoes will eventually knock down our own dominoes.


But when this disaster occurs and numerous national economies suffer from enforced globalist integration, guess what will happen next? The globalists will ride to our “rescue” with even greater centralization. This was their agenda all along.




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Many people in the liberty movement are now aware of the Event 201 simulation, a war game run by globalists in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum on a “theoretical” coronavirus pandemic that kills 65 million people. This simulation took place only a couple of months before the real thing exploded in China in December. But hey, maybe that’s all just amazing coincidence. What concerns me even more is the solution that was presented at the end of Event 201 – the creation of a centralized global financial body that would manage the international response to the outbreak.


Isn’t it amazing how every major catastrophe caused by globalism seems to lead to more globalism? One might start to wonder if some of these events were triggered by incompetence, or if they were deliberately engineered. At the very least, crisis events have been allowed to fester unchecked by organizations like the WHO as they continue to write off the coronavirus as a non-issue that is “well under control” by a Chinese government that caused it to spread in the first place.


So here is what is going to happen next:


Best case scenario is that the Western world is mostly unscathed by the virus itself but the economic supply chain suffers major setbacks. The global economy, which was already crashing over the past year due to historic levels of corporate and consumer debt, not to mention faltering exports and freight, is finally tipped over the edge. The massive Everything Bubble, fueled by a decade of inflationary central bank stimulus, implodes. Governments respond with totalitarian measures in the name of “protecting the public”.


Globalist institutions like the IMF step in and suggest that frail national monetary systems come under the management of their Special Drawing Rights basket in order to mitigate the debt crisis. Essentially, this is the first step to global governance.


Worst case scenario, the virus spreads throughout the US and Europe and governments respond the same way China’s government has; martial law and full-blown concentration camp culture. This would lead to civil war in the US because we are armed and many people will shoot anyone trying to put us into quarantine camps. Europe is mostly screwed.


The establishment then suggests that paper money be removed from the system because it is a viral spreader. China is already pushing this solution now. Magically, we find ourselves in a cashless society in a matter of a year or two; which is what the globalists have been demanding for years. Everything goes digital, and thus even local economies become completely centralized as private trade dies.




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Again, this might be an engineered event, or it might simply be that the globalists are exploiting a natural outbreak. Either way, they are not going to let a good crisis go to waste. Whether or not they succeed is dependent on several factors, but mostly, its dependent on us. How many people will buy into the notion that centralization is the answer to out problems? How many people will realize that centralization is the CAUSE of all our problems? And how many people will fight to prevent ultimate centralization under a psychopathic globalist cult?


A viral outbreak is a significant danger to us all, but an even greater threat is the supposed cure. Trading our economic and social freedom in the name of stopping the coronavirus?  No matter how deadly the bug, it’s just not worth it.



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By David Smith


Over the last half year or so, a number of analysts, well-heeled individuals, and mega-hedge fund managers have been taking a shine to silver. So far the “restless metal” hasn’t been letting on that it’s noticed.


It’s understandable why someone who either has not yet begun to commit funds to building a physical silver position – or who has not completed his or her ownership program – might think it best to wait and see if the price starts rising, thus validating the silver bulls’ call. But this kind of strategy could end up being a big financial mistake on several counts.


And worse yet, Mr. Market could decide to whisk away today’s prices – and the relative availability of investment grade silver – to the point that you’ll never even take a position at all.


         



      

To get a sense of how you might feel as you watch, and watch, and watch while silver makes its long overdue, third, and almost certainly largest levitation toward the ultimate high since the start of its rise in 2001, please examine the palladium chart below.



Palladium Chart Mar '20


10-Year Monthly Palladium (Courtesy barcharts.com)



After spending 5 years in a $300 price range, palladium decided in December 2016 to put in a long-term bottom around the time that gold and silver were doing something similar.


Then, again like gold and silver at the time, it rallied, moving to a several years’ high around $850… but kept on going. Gold and silver faded away for the next 18 months, putting in a double bottom in late 2018.


By the way, during this entire time, David Morgan, provided guidance for his subscribers – be they holders of The Morgan Report Premium, Mastermind, or Insiders’ Memberships – in how to profitably trade these multiple hundred-dollar swings via futures, options, stocks, or physical palladium rounds and bullion itself.


Given David Morgan’s expertise in these areas, look to him being able to effectively help current and new subscribers alike do the same thing with the coming explosive upside run in silver and gold.


In January 2018, palladium seemed to build out a major top around $1,150 – almost exactly where it had done so twenty years before! Just about everyone (me included) watched with trepidation as that level once again turned back prices and the metal declined by over $300.


What happened next will be something chartists ponder for a long time to come. Within a matter of months, palladium proceeded to easily punch through that old $1,150 “top”… and to this day, almost 18 months later – continues to rise, seldom pausing, to, at this writing over $2,550… more than twice as high as it had ever traded before!



Palladium Price Chart (2/14/2020)


Daily $Palladium (Courtesy Stockcharts.com)



Now look at the nearby daily palladium chart. Do you think it would have been easy to “take a profit” – just about anywhere along the way?


On the other side of the coin, how many people who sold out around $1,000 ever got back on to experience any of this relentless additional $1,450 “profit launch”? More than likely, very, very few.






Silver’s Supply-Demand Metrics look to be building the same fundamental – and technical picture as palladium.


For several years, analysts warned of a coming shortage and price spike for palladium.


With silver coming off its fourth consecutive year of lower production in most of the big mining camps and robust Chindian, Eurozone, and now North American demand, silver’s building mirror image behavior to that of palladium looks more and more likely.


Top Silver Producing Countries Forecasted Change in Mine Supply 2017 vs 2018f


The top 10 silver producing countries are Peru, Bolivia, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Poland, China, Russia and Guatemala. And get this… in nine of these countries, silver production has been falling for the past 4 consecutive years!


Rounding out the picture are these salient demand factors.



Supply from scrap sources is at a 20-year low.
Silver fabrication (manufacturing) demand is just below record levels.
Solar panels’ silver demand has risen for 7 straight years (2013-2019).
Primary silver producer grams/ton yield has fallen by 50% in the last decade.

And the demand clincher? About 75% of the world’s annual new silver supply comes from base metals’ production – copper, lead, and zinc. When, not if, investment demand spikes in competition with industrial needs, there’s going to be a problem…


Dr. Peter Megaw, perhaps the person who has discovered more high-grade silver deposits than anyone else on the planet, puts it this way:


When the price of silver moves, you can’t ratchet up the production from the world’s largest gold, copper and lead-zinc mines to pick up more silver. The only place you have to take up the slack on the supply side is [the small number of] primary silver mines.




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And don’t forget the rising “hidden” costs you’ll pay, the longer you wait. Higher prices, and demand outstripping supply, both increase the premium (charge above spot).


In the case of American Silver Eagles, seigniorage – what it costs the U.S. Mint to produce a coin – has already risen by 50% in the last decade, so you can be sure this seldom-considered price factor will continue rising too.


Jeff Clark, one of the best-informed and most articulate analysts in the space, calls the current silver price “A bottle rocket awaiting liftoff.” He says:


Supply and demand in the silver market are going in different directions. I cannot find a period in modern history where (they) were more out of balance than now. With the setup currently in place, the wick that leads to silver’s rise sits precariously by a roaring fire.


So, don’t let yourself fall into the trap of waiting until the writing is on the wall – and on the charts – to purchase the silver you want.


It would be wise to ask yourself right now, whether you’d like to participate as an owner in silver’s oncoming multi-year run up into record territory, or instead (try to) be content sitting back and watching the charts print out a bigger and bigger profit stream, just like palladium has been doing for almost three years!



David H. Smith is Senior Analyst for TheMorganReport.com, a regular contributor to MoneyMetals.com as well as the LODE Cryptographic Silver Monetary System Project. He has investigated precious metals’ mines and exploration sites in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, China, Canada and the U.S. He shares resource sector observations with readers, the media, and North American investment conference attendees.


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By Tyler Durden


It was just days ago that we reported about Disney’s new dystopian flying robotic acrobats that were taking the place of stunt actors and were capable of performing flips and changing body positioning in mid-flight.


Today, we move a step closer to human superheroes. Pilot Vince Reffe, who is referred to as Jetman Dubai, was recently videotaped flying around the city in a human jet pack that draws comparisons to comic book characters like Iron Man.


In a video that has been going around on Twitter Monday that originated with The Crown Prince Hamdan Mohammed, Reffe is seen hovering with his jet pack over the water outside the city of Dubai.


         



      

It was estimated that he reached “as much as 1,800 meters” in the air in a matter of seconds, according to TMZ. The pilot then performs some acrobatics, before coming back down to land using a parachute.


And the jet pack doesn’t just look badass, either.


It sounds like a small jet engine aircraft. You’ll want to turn the sound on for this video.




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