Jul 302016
 
benjamin_fulford_3News flash

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak indicted in multi-billion dollar embezzlement scandal, is seeking immunity in exchange for testimony against the Rothschilds

By Benjamin Fulford

July 30, 2016

CIA sources in East Asia alerted us to the fact the US Justice Department has indicted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak for embezzling over $1 billion from a fund meant to be used for Malaysian economic development.
The indictment is calling for the seizure of all the profits from the Hollywood hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street, because it was financed with embezzled funds. The indictment also mentions Saudi Arabian royals, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Bank Privee Edmond de Rothschild.
The CIA sources source say Najib has asked for immunity and placement for him and his family in the witness protection program in exchange for testifying about the links between the embezzlement scandal, the Rothschild family and missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370. If so, this could be the case that finally brings down the Rothschild dynasty. The Rockefeller/Bush/Clinton branch of the Khazarian mafia is already being brought down in the US so if the Rothschilds are also brought down, this will mean liberation for humanity for the horrors of Babylonian debt slavery.
The indictment can be read here:

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-seeks-recover-more-1-billion-obtained-corruption-involving-malaysian-sovereign

More details will be made available in the Weekly Geopolitical News and Analysis report due out on Monday, August 1st, 2016.

Source:  http://benjaminfulford.net/

Jul 302016
 

There’s a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally assumed that when medical marijuana is available, pain patients are increasingly choosing pot over powerful and deadly prescription narcotics. But that’s always been just an assumption.

Now a new study, released in the journal Health Affairs, validates these findings by providing clear evidence of a missing link in the causal chain running from medical marijuana to falling overdoses. Ashley and W. David Bradford, a daughter-father pair of researchers at the University of Georgia, scoured the database of all prescription drugs paid for under Medicare Part D from 2010 to 2013.

They found that, in the 17 states with a medical-marijuana law in place by 2013, prescriptions for painkillers and other classes of drugs fell sharply compared with states that did not have a medical-marijuana law. The drops were quite significant: In medical-marijuana states, the average doctor prescribed 265 fewer doses of antidepressants each year, 486 fewer doses of seizure medication, 541 fewer anti-nausea doses and 562 fewer doses of anti-anxiety medication.

But most strikingly, the typical physician in a medical-marijuana state prescribed 1,826 fewer doses of painkillers in a given year.

 

These conditions are among those for which medical marijuana is most often approved under state laws. So as a sanity check, the Bradfords ran a similar analysis on drug categories that pot typically is not recommended for — blood thinners, anti-viral drugs and antibiotics. And on those drugs, they found no changes in prescribing patterns after the passage of marijuana laws.

“This provides strong evidence that the observed shifts in prescribing patterns were in fact due to the passage of the medical marijuana laws,” they write.

In a news release, lead author Ashley Bradford wrote, “The results suggest people are really using marijuana as medicine and not just using it for recreational purposes.”

One interesting wrinkle in the data is glaucoma, for which there was a small increase in demand for traditional drugs in medical-marijuana states. It’s routinely listed as an approved condition under medical-marijuana laws, and studies have shown that marijuana provides some degree of temporary relief for its symptoms.

The Bradfords hypothesize that the short duration of the glaucoma relief provided by marijuana — roughly an hour or so — may actually stimulate more demand in traditional glaucoma medications. Glaucoma patients may experience some short-term relief from marijuana, which may prompt them to seek other, robust treatment options from their doctors.

The tanking numbers for painkiller prescriptions in medical marijuana states are likely to cause some concern among pharmaceutical companies. These companies have long been at the forefront of opposition to marijuana reform, funding research by anti-pot academics andfunneling dollars to groups, such as the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, that oppose marijuana legalization.

Pharmaceutical companies have also lobbied federal agencies directly to prevent the liberalization of marijuana laws. In one case, recently uncovered by the office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), the Department of Health and Human Services recommended that naturally derived THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana, be moved from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 of the Controlled Substances Act — a less restrictive category that would acknowledge the drug’s medical use and make it easier to research and prescribe. Several months after HHS submitted its recommendation, at least one drug company that manufactures a synthetic version of THC — which would presumably have to compete with any natural derivatives — wrote to the Drug Enforcement Administration to express opposition to rescheduling natural THC, citing “the abuse potential in terms of the need to grow and cultivate substantial crops of marijuana in the United States.”

The DEA ultimately rejected the HHS recommendation without explanation.

In what may be the most concerning finding for the pharmaceutical industry, the Bradfords took their analysis a step further by estimating the cost savings to Medicare from the decreased prescribing. They found that about $165 million was saved in the 17 medical marijuana states in 2013. In a back-of-the-envelope calculation, the estimated annual Medicare prescription savings would be nearly half a billion dollars if all 50 states were to implement similar programs.

Jul 292016
 

SGTreport.com

Published on Jul 28, 2016

Thanks to Wikileaks, we now have smoking gun proof that the corrupt Democratic National Committee and the corrupt mockingbird mainstream media have been colluding to prop up Rothschild’s pick for U.S. President, ultra-corrupt Hillary “I really do belong in prison” Clinton. Never before have the crimes of the establishment been so clear for all to see, even some Liberal Democrats are finally waking up! If you care to really understand how deep the Clinton crime family corruption runs, be sure to watch CLINTON CASH – and then share it with others.

And against the backdrop of our crumbling banana Republic, the global economic Ponzi continues to deteriorate at an alarming pace. Jason Burack from WallStForMainSt.com is back to help us dissect all of the latest.

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Jul 292016
 

RT

Published on Jul 28, 2016

In this special episode of the 2016 Summer Solutions series of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy talk to Gregor Macdonald of Gregor.us and the TerraJoule newsletter. They discuss energy transition, San Diego’s 2035 plan, walkable cities, and urban burbs. They also examine Saudi Arabia’s plan to float Saudi Aramco and go solar.

Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/

Jul 292016
 

( This is a total rant by Greg, but hey…  I’m right here ranting with him at the level of corruption that just seems to get swept under the rug…  I’m in a weird place today…  just sad at the condition of so many things in our world…  Anyway, tell it, Greg!!!  /dt )

Greg Hunter

Published on Jul 28, 2016

Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com give his analysis of the past week’s news in the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

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Jul 292016
 
Turkish Coup Fallout: Chief of Staff Fingers Gulen As Plot Leader

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Published on Jul 29, 2016

SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=19393

From the Turkish Armed Forces’s Chief of Staff hanging the plot on Erdogan to the drama at Incirlik and the NBC psyops, Christoph Germann of the New Great Game blog is here to update us on all the latest news, views and reactions to this month’s failed coup attempt in Turkey.

Jul 292016
 
ALL Hands on Deck: CRAZY Weekend Ahead!!
All the battles are in full swing and in the open now. The PLANNED collapse of the European Banking System begins at 1pm EST today with the release of the EU Stress test and the uninformed people in Italy will have to sweat through the weekend not knowing if they will be allowed to pull their money out comeMonday. There is a “band-aid” Monte Paschi Bank rescue on the table called the “Atlas Proposal” being offered by JP Morgan and friends but it is not supposed to be considered until AFTER the Stress Test results are made public. What an appropriate name as this single bank holds the Global Fiat Monetary System on it’s tiny shoulders!
Interesting tidbit I just found out is that Monte Paschi is going to release their 2nd quarter earnings report right before the Stress Test announcements tonight.
Not sure what they did last quarter but there’s no way it will be good enough to save them in the long run.
As for our friends at Deutsche Bank…they are PRAYING that Monte Paschi implodes so they won’t get the blame for the Global Financial Meltdown that is headed our way.
Keep and eye out for the news.
I decided to release the Friday Road Trip today instead of Monday as there are things that can’t wait through the weekend. Here it is…
Friday Road Trip 7/29/2916
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Jul 282016
 

( OMG, and this is main stream…  I’m in disbelief!!  /dt )

ABC News

Published on Jul 27, 2016

Voicemails show former ambassadors calling DNC officials for time with Obama.

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange on Releasing DNC Emails July, 25th

Spiritual Sky

Published on Jul 26, 2016

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange on Releasing DNC Emails July, 25th
EXCLUSIVE: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange on Releasing DNC Emails That Ousted Debbie Wasserman Schultz
http://democracynow.org – In March, WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for over 30,000 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state. The 50,000 pages of documents span from June 2010 to August 2014; 7,500 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton. The State Department released the emails as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request.

Jul 282016
 

Wednesday, 27-Jul-2016

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From: “The Office of Poofness” <2goforth@humanus.ca>
Date: Wed, July 27, 2016 6:23 pm

ZAP SAYS

HI ALL

AS I SAID ON SUNDAY, WE HAD AN IDIOT OF A SENIOR BANKING EXECUTIVE SCREW US UP IN OUR TIMING FOR THE FIRST TRANSFERS. THIS GUY WAS EXTORTING BRIBES FROM CLIENTS, AND IGNORING HIS DUTIES OF DOING REGULAR BANKING WORK LIKE OUR TRANSFERS, BECAUSE OF NO MONEY TO GET IN THAT RED ENVELOPE THEY GET WITH MONEY IN IT. HE WAS CAUGHT AND PUNISHED, AND A NEW GUY STEPPED INTO HIS SHOES.

SO OUR FUNDS THAT WERE TO BE HERE TODAY, WILL BE HERE (MAYBE) BY THE END OF THIS WEEK IF THE NEW GUY IS UP TO SPEED AND GETTING IT DONE. OTHERWISE WE ARE FACED AGAIN WITH THE NEXT WEEK PINATA, BUT WE ARE NOW GUARANTEED THE FUNDS TO BE HERE.

I COULD SAY MUCH MORE OF COURSE BUT I AM BEING NICE AS THIS GUY IS A HIGH LEVEL FELLOW, AND THEY ALREADY CONFISCATED OVER 20 MILLION IN ILL GOTTEN GAINS AND PUT HIM UNDER A MICROSCOPE AND MAKING HIM EAT A LEAN DIET OF SPECIFIC WORK. NO MORE USING HIS STATUS AND POSITION TO GAIN ADVANTAGE AND SHIRK HIS WORK. THIS IS THE IDIOT THAT HAS DELAYED US FOR MONTHS.

IN GLOBAL NEWS, THE RV IS IN EFFECT. IT IS HERE. THE BIG BOYS GET TO GO FIRST AND THE PUBLIC SIDE WILL BEGIN IN ABOUT 30 DAYS. SO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR IS MOVING FORWARD. DAVE SCHMIDT IS ON THE MONEY WHEN HE STATED THAT MONEY MOVEMENTS FOR THIS PURPOSE ARE GETTING DONE.

THE HISTORIC ASSETS OUT THERE ARE ABOUT TO BE BROUGHT BACK IN, AND COMPENSATIONS FUNDS ARE IN PLACE TO GET THAT DONE AS WELL.

THESE TWO THINGS ARE EXTREMELY SIGNIFICANT AND SIGNAL THE BEGINNING OF THE BIG CHANGE (THE RESET). THIS WILL NOW BECOME MORE VISIBLE AS TIME GOES ON, AND AUGUST IS EXPECTED TO BE THE MONTH FOR ALL SORTS OF FIRST STARTS.

THAT IS ALL FOR THE MOMENT THAT IS NEWSWORTHY OTHER THAN THE POLITICAL THING IN THE USA WITH TRUMP AND THE HILARIOUS ONE.

MAY THE BIG ALL KNOWING AND GREAT AND WONDERFUL BIG GUY UP THERE SHOWER YOU WITH LOTS OF LOVE AND HUGS.

IN ASSIDUOUS GRATITUDE.

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Jul 282016
 
benjamin_fulford_3Rothschild game plan was to reverse the results of World War I

The final game plan of the Rothschilds was to reverse the results of World War I by reinstating the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian monarchies, sources in Germany and the US agree. The plan that is now unfolding in Europe calls for a civil war against a “Muslim” enemy. The so-called “Muslim” terrorists are being financed with money supposed to be spent on fighting so-called carbon induced global warming, the sources ad. This is why we are seeing daily “Muslim” terror attacks that seem to always involve “lone wolves” who die in the attack. That way there is no need to have a messy trial where facts might have a chance of intruding into the public mind.

In any case the sources say that after a summer of increasingly severe terrorist attacks, European bank ATMs will be shut down, possibly in August or September. It is at this point where the royal families will present themselves as “saviors” and provide the people with huge amounts of fiat money and “security,” in exchange for the reinstatement of their monarchies.

The reinstated European royalty will be headed by a German “Kaiser” (Caesar) who will have four kings will be appointed under him, they say. The candidate for Kaiser will probably come from either the Habsburg or Hohenzollern royal families, they note. That means Karl Habsburg or the Hohenzollern Georg Friedrich Prince of Prussia. Another candidate they mention is Ferdinand Zvonimir Habsburg-Lothringen.

The Tsar of Russia would be most likely Prince Michael of Kent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Michael_of_Kent

because he has the most Romanov blood of all the European royals.
This fits in with what Russian sources have long told us and that is that Vladimir Putin was put in power by a faction in the KGB that was loyal to the Russian royal family.

This move combined with the push by Turkey’s Recep Erdogan to restore the Ottoman Turkish Empire would, if successful, restore the German, Austro-Hungarian and Turkish empires; essentially bringing Europe and the Near-East back to the situation that existed before World War I.

So, a hundred year plot to reverse the Anglo-American victory in World War I has now been un-masked.

The Brexit vote in this context means the British Royal Family will not have to fall under the rule of the restored monarchies of Europe.

The question of course is, will the European people passively agree to be terrorized and financially blackmailed into restoring these bloodlines to formal power? We may well find out this summer and autumn. In the meantime expect a Gladio frenzy of increasingly lurid false flag attacks and well-financed, violent demonstrations. It is also a good bet that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will lose power later this year.

Meanwhile a serious power struggle is also coming to a head in the United States. CIA sources say that “China has given the secret codes for a large amount of gold (thousands of metric tons)…to be given as a loan to the US Treasury so that the dollar will not implode.” The catch though is that

“the boys in DC must indict Killary.”
Since the Democratic Party Presidential Convention started this week with a big “Russian” e-mail leak about how Democratic Party brass rigged things for Hillary Clinton, there can be no doubt a serious power struggle is underway in Washington DC. Democratic Party National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was fingered in the e-mail leak, has said she will resign “after the convention.” CIA sources say it is very likely she will be killed soon to stop her from testifying about how she stole the election for Clinton.

The Pentagon and agencies have already forced both the Democratic and Republican parties to promise they will restore the Glass-Steagall act. This means a forced end to the crooked casino that the Bush/Clinton faction of the Khazarian mafia had turned the US financial system into.

The P2 Freemason lodge also forced Hillary to accept Tim Kaine, a Jesuit, as her candidate for Vice President, CIA sources say. Since Trump is also supported by the Jesuits and P2, this means they have both side covered in the US now. So, as the Soviets used to say during the cold war, the Americans can choose between Pepsi Cola or Coca Cola, but you can be certain wine, tea, coffee etc. will never be on the ballot.

A clear indication of how corrupt and decadent the US system has become can be seen in Secretary of State John “Skull and Bones” Kerry acting as a shill for Satanic chemical corporations like Dupont. Kerry was in Vienna last Friday saying “air-conditioners were as big a threat to life as terrorism.” What is happening is that 17 years have elapsed since the Dupont Corporation and its crime partners got fluorine gas to be banned just as their patent on it was expiring. Their BS fluorine caused ozone hole story fooled just about everybody at the time. Now, the patent on their replacement for fluorine, hydroflourocarbons (CFCs) is expiring too, so their moronic slave Kerry is being paraded out in front of world dignitaries to argue that banning CFCs will “literally save life on the planet itself.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/23/kerry-air-conditioners-as-big-threat-as-isis.html

What he really means is that it will save his chemical buddies annual $20 billion or so in revenue on selling patented refrigerants for the worlds air-conditioners, refrigerators etc. What sort of degenerate political system is it that gets the foreign minister of what used to be the world’s greatest country to tell outright lies on behalf of corporations so that they can swindle money out of people in poor countries who desperately need air-conditioning? It is a system so corrupt it must be overthrown.

Speaking about which, there has been response to the one ton gold bounty placed on many of the top bosses of the Khazarian mafia by the White Dragon Society. The US special forces command has contacted the WDS to ask for written bounty notices that can be presented to persons on the list. They want this because they do not want to start a “sheepdog on sheepdog” situation where special forces fight each other as some try to protect the people on the list and others try to arrest them.
These documents are being prepared and the special forces will operate in harmony to carry out the anti-Khazarian mafia mission. The bounties will be issued by the Planetary Liberation Army general command in conjunction with the WDS.

The WDS also knows it will lose face if some action is not taken after the deadline given to the Rothschilds expires at midnight Hawaii time on July 25th. Since the Rothschilds are now hiding in Switzerland, there may be a delay before action is taken but it will be taken.

Nathan Rothschild, who originally agreed to meet with the WDS, has publicly announced he is not inviting his father to his wedding to make it clear the blockage of a deal is the responsibility of his father and uncles, not him.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3693672/Snub-80-year-old-Lord-Rothschild-ahead-son-s-wedding-family-torn-apart-feud-GIRL-TOWN.html

For this reason, the one ton gold bounty on Nathan has been suspended. Also, Asian secret societies, even though they suffered destruction of irreplaceable cultural treasures like the Summer Palace, do not want to destroy priceless artworks, the heritage of all humanity, to get a few old men. That means the complex in Zug, Switzerland will not be hit with a missile. Instead, expect “precision surgery,” they say.

The Rothschilds may be thinking the recent ruling against China in the South China Sea can be used to manipulate the US military and its allies into war with China. Certainly Pentagon sources feel they have right on their side now that a court ruling has been made. So there is definitely going to be some heavy brinkmanship ahead as the US is threating to send a multinational naval task force to the South China Sea to enforce the ruling, Pentagon sources say.

The Chinese meanwhile argue the tribunal was a “political farce,” and noted that none of its 5 members was Asian or knew much about Asian history or culture.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-07/25/c_135536663.htm

Nonetheless, the Chinese have agreed to let Singapore arbitrate on the South China Sea issue with ASEAN. Since Singapore is regional CIA and MI6 headquarters, it is clear the Chinese are looking for a compromise.

Of course this whole South China Sea thing is just a pretext for the Rothschilds to play their US military might card in the ongoing bankruptcy negotiations of the Rockefeller and Rothschilds’ UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and UNITED NATIONS corporations. The Republic of the United States is not bankrupt and must not let itself be manipulated in this manner by owners of a corporation based in Washington DC.

Meanwhile in the Middle East, repercussions from the failed coup attempt in Turkey are continuing to be felt in many ways. Pentagon sources say Turkish President Recep Erdogan “may have signed his own death warrant since 90 US nukes and 1500 US airmen are potential hostages at Incirlik” airbase. The Pentagon sources also say Turkey may have turned East but it was “still under the watchful eyes of Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria because nobody trusts Erdogan.”

However, the Pentagon sources also say the Bush cabal is “reeling from the loss of CIA drug flights to and from Incirlik.”

The other thing that has happened in the Middle East is that Russia sent a drone over Israel to systematically gather intelligence about Israeli military deployment. Furthermore the drone was able to disable 3 Israeli missiles, making it clear they have total air superiority and that the Israel Defense Forces are “sitting ducks.” Israel is now expected to become a Jewish autonomous zone within the restored Caliphate. Their attempt to malign moderate Islam by creating a fake radical Islamic ISIS boogey-man has failed.

Source:  http://benjaminfulford.net/

Jul 282016
 

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Documents released by Wikileaks detail how the DNC worked with the Clinton camp to downplay a key story about questionable fundraising

As is sadly the case with most political stories these days, whether or not you care about the so-called “DNC leak” probably depends on which candidate you supported in the primaries.

Most people guessed at this anyway. But it wasn’t until these documents were dumped last week under mysterious circumstances that the extent to which the party both advocated for Hillary and against her opponent Bernie Sanders was made plain.

Nowhere is the discrepancy on greater display than in an episode involving the DNC’s reaction to a May 2nd article byPolitico reporters Ken Vogel and Isaac Arnsdorf, which itself pointed at a backdoor advantage for the Clinton campaign.

The exchanges over this Politico story were barely mentioned in the wake of the DNC leak, except by right-wing media that shortsightedly dinged Vogel for submitting a draft of his piece of the DNC before publication, suggesting “collusion.”

Vogel maybe shouldn’t have sent a whole copy for review, but his intent wasn’t to give the DNC or Hillary a break – far from it. It seems pretty clear that he wanted to make sure he didn’t miss with a piece full of aggressive, original reporting that took on a very powerful target.

In the piece, headlined “Clinton fundraising leaves little for state parties,” Vogel and Arnsdorf discovered an anomaly in Federal Election Commission filings.

A joint fundraising committee called the Hillary Victory Fund, ostensibly designed to funnel money from rich donors to local party committees, had in fact been used as a cut-out to funnel money back to the national party and the Clinton campaign.

As an example, take couples who paid or raised $353,400 to sit at a table with George Clooney, a sum that Clooney himself called an “obscene amount of money.” The figure represented the maximum allowable donation given the structure of the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint venture between the Clinton campaign, the DNC and 32 state committees.

Donors can give a maximum of $5,400 per election cycle to Hillary’s campaign, $33,400 per year to the DNC, and $10,000 per year to each of the 32 state committees in the fund.

If you assumed that the Clooney guests had already given their maximum $5,400 to the Clinton campaign, that left just over $353,000 for the DNC and the committees.

But Vogel and Arnsdorf found that less than 1 percent of the $61 million raised by the Hillary Victory Fund went to the state committees.

Actually it’s better to say that only 1 percent of the money “remained” with the committees. In talking to state sources, the Politico reporters found that large sums of money would sometimes appear briefly in state committee coffers, and disappear just as quickly, and then just as quickly be deposited into DNC accounts.

The money sometimes came and went before state officials even knew it was there. Politico noted that the Victory Fund treasurer, Beth Jones, is also the COO of the Clinton campaign.

This was problematic at the very least because large sums of money were going to the DNC that came from donors who in many cases had already given the maximum amount to the DNC.

Vogel-Arnsdorf also noted that of the $23.3 million spent directly by the fund, most “had gone toward expenses that appear to have directly benefited Clinton’s campaign, including $2.8 million for ‘salary and overhead’ and $8.6 million for web advertising that mostly looks indistinguishable from Clinton campaign ads.”

The context was significant. Technically, Sanders raised more money than Hillary Clinton in each of the first three months of this year. Sanders early in the year also had a massive advantage over Clinton among small donors, raising $67 million from them through January 31st, compared to less than $22 million for Clinton during the same period.

What the Vogel-Arnsdorf story pointed to, then, was the Clinton campaign – with the aid of the DNC – using large-money donors like Clooney’s friends to get around a fundraising shortfall among small donors.

This is also significant because one of Clinton’s campaign talking points throughout emphasized that she was aiding down-ballot Democrats, while Sanders was not.

Even the likes of Clooney thought the money was going to the committees. “The overwhelming amount of the money that we’re raising,” the actor told Meet the Press, “is not going to Hillary to run for president, it’s going to the down-ticket.”

Politico‘s “1 percent” report put all of this in question.

In the leaked DNC documents, we see remarkable exchanges between high-ranking officials, talking about how best to deal with the potential scandal.

In the most bizarre and darkly comic moment, DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda emails his colleagues about which local Democratic official to put on Morning Joe to rebut the story.

Miranda asks DNC Deputy Policy Director for State Party Programs Maureen Garde, then-DNC National Political Director Raul Alvillar, and DNC CEO Amy Dacey if they should put Indiana State Chair John Zody on the show.

But Miranda had a problem. The Vogel-Arnsdorf story had quoted a state official and a party operative who were pissed about their disappearing money.

Since those complaining were unnamed, they could be anyone. Even Zody! In which case, putting him on TV might not be a good idea.

Miranda, anxious to know if Zody is “in a good place” on the issue, writes (emphasis mine):

“From: Miranda, Luis
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2016 4:33 PM
To: Maureen Garde; Alvillar, Raul; Dacey, Amy
Subject: FW: Can we use John Zody for TV tomorrow?

“Do we know if the Indiana State Chair is in a good place on the Victory Fund before we book them? Any concerns with helping them get on air? Given the Sanders claim of money laundering I don’t want to help book if they’re one of the parties that are complaining off the record.”

To which Alvillar responds:

“I just talked to him last week. He didn’t mention anything to me. Let us check really quick.”

What this exchange shows is that the DNC officials, hilariously, didn’t know which local chiefs they’d screwed to the point of off-the-record revolt with their Victory Fund maneuvers.

Later, they discussed how to deal not with Politico, but the fact-checking site PolitiFact. The site had earlier rated George Clooney’s claim about most of the money going down-ticket “mostly true.”

But after the Vogel-Arnsdorf story, PolitiFact reporter Eugene Emery was understandably exercised and reached out to Miranda for an explanation, hinting that he was considering re-doing his rating.

The leaked papers show the DNC officials consulting with the Clinton campaign about how to deal with the meddlesome Emery.

“I spent about half hour on the phone with Gene pushing back on the Politico story,” an exasperated Miranda writes, to Clinton campaign spokesman Josh Schwerin.

Miranda added: “He’s hung up on the notion that if a state party chair wants to keep some of that money, they don’t get to decide.”

Schwerin responds, “He seems to think the DNC has nothing to do with electing down ballot Dems which is just crazy.”

In fact, as he says this week, “crazy” Gene Emery was “hung up” on a very reasonable question.

“I just kept asking them,” says Emery, “what are the odds that all of these committees would get this money and turn right around and send it all back to the DNC? They wouldn’t keep a thousand dollars? Coffee money even?”

The campaign never really answered that question, and still hasn’t.

In any case, Schwerin later went on to write: “I’m speaking with the editor tomorrow before they post anything.”

To its credit, PolitiFact deflected the “pushback” and ultimately downgraded their rating of Clooney’s claim to “half-true.”

What’s patently obvious from these emails is that there was virtually no distinction between DNC and Clinton campaign officials when it came to the handling of this media problem. They were all on the same team, working in tandem to try to talk down the likes of Vogel and Emery.

Meanwhile, the Sanders campaign is treated as an enemy. After Vogel’s story came out, Sanders campaign chief Jeff Weaver sent DNC Treasurer Andrew Tobias a letter asking him to sign a petition calling for the state committees to receive “all the money allowable” from the Victory Fund.

Weaver, with pointed irony, signs his letter:

“In solidarity,
Jeff Weaver”

Tobias circulates this letter to other DNC staffers, saying, “Seems awfully unfair and inaccurate?”

Soon after, communications chief Miranda circulates a note to staffers asking them to search “if there’s any coverage of Bernie Sanders camp calling the victory fund ‘money laundering.'”

As was the case with DNC officials teaming up to look for a negative “narrative” about how Bernie Sanders “never got his act together,” and pondering the possibility of a negative story about his religion, the DNC actively searched for a negative angle on the Sanders reaction to the Politico piece within hours after its release. They focused on the use of the term “money laundering.”

In fact, the use of the term first came from Democratic Party state fundraising sources in the Politico story.

As Vogel and Arnsdorf wrote, “[state fundraisers] worry that participating states… could see very little return investment from the DNC or Clinton’s campaign, and are essentially acting as money laundering conduits for them.”

When the Sanders campaign put out a press release citing those quotes, the DNC complained that the Sanders camp was jumping the shark in its language, and pointed reporters toward a legal expert who pooh-poohed the notion that the law had been broken.

By evening that day, news outlets were describing this not as an exposé about the DNC and Clinton, but as an inside-baseball fight between the Sanders and Clinton camps.

“Clinton and Sanders spar over joint fundraising efforts,” wrote one CNN headline.

That CNN story even added language that “a Clinton campaign aide refuted some of Politico’s report Monday.” This was despite the fact that the “refuting” amounted to a promise that more money would reach the state parties in upcoming months.

What does it all mean? If you’re a Clinton fan, probably nothing.

To anyone else, it shows that the primary season was very far from a fair fight. The Sanders camp was forced to fund all of its own operations, while the Clinton campaign could essentially use the entire Democratic Party structure as adjunct staff. The DNC not only wasn’t neutral, but helped with oppo research against Sanders and media crisis management.

DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign as a result of this mess, which exposed to Sanders voters the extent to which they were viewed organizationally as annoyances to be managed. The immediate question going forward for the party is whether the two camps can put aside their differences in time to defeat the more-than-a-little-scary Donald Trump.

But down the road, someone will have to address the problem of a Democratic Party structure that effectively had no internal advocates for a full 43 percent of its voters. As we’ve seen with the Trump episode on the other side, people don’t much like having to fight against the party claiming to represent them.

Bernie Sanders didn’t win the nomination, but he won the argument, shaping key Clinton policies and the future of the party. Watch here.

Source:  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/dnc-leak-shows-mechanics-of-a-slanted-campaign-w430814

Jul 272016
 

The Richie Allen Show

Published on Jul 27, 2016
Jul 272016
 
BANG! Deutsche Bank Profit Drops 98%…World’s Largest Derivative Holder Imploding!
Well who could have predicted this???
Deutsche Bank Profit Plunges 98% and The Worst is Yet to Come
“The latest confirmation that Germany’s troubled banking giant Deutsche Bank is unable to navigate the troubled waters of NIRP came on Wednesday when the bank announced that its second-quarter net income fell 98% from a year earlier, hurt by weaker performances in trading, investment banking and other core areas.”
 
“Chief Executive John Cryan said in a statement that the bank is making progress in a multiyear turnaround, but warned that if weak market conditions persist, it “will need to be yet more ambitious in the timing and intensity of our restructuring.”
 
“What is more troubling is that as Bloomberg adds, the worst is yet to come.”
“The second quarter gives little cause for celebration. In a quarter which saw revenue sink 12% and net income came in at almost zero,  even after litigation costs tumbled, the only division to increase revenues and profit was Postbank, the consumer unit, which Cryan hopes a “white knight” will take off his hands. And unlike rival Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank was able to boost its key capital ratio fractionally in the quarter.The focus on cutbacks meant that Deutsche Bank was unable to benefit from its strength in fixed-income trading in a quarter during which the U.K. vote to leave the European Union stoked market volatility.”
“While debt trading revenue climbed 22 percent at the top U.S. investment banks in the quarter, Deutsche Bank’s fixed-income trading revenue fell 19 percent. In foreign exchange, performance was flat, a sign that restructuring is preventing the bank from getting the most out of the market action.”
“Cryan’s suggestions on Wednesday that he might have to be “yet more ambitious” in the timing and depth of the restructuring looks like a promise to bolt the stable door long after the horse has bolted.” – END
Hang onto your hats my friends as now it’s S&P’s turn to put the hammer to the nail with a nice and juicy DOWNGRADE freezing DB’s access to capital and triggering the Derivative Neutron Bomb!!!
It’s all happening my friends.
May the Road you choose be the Right Road.
Bix Weir
PS – Read the last few Chapters in my latest book to see what we are up against next…
“The Silver Lining” by Bix Weir
Source:  via email
Jul 272016
 

RT

Published on Jul 26, 2016

Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/
In this special 2016 Summer Solutions episode, Max and Stacy talk to Das, author of ‘A Banquet of Consequences: The Reality of Our Unusually Uncertain Economic Future’, about the structural changes needed to halt the decline in real wages. They also discuss financialization, economic apartheid and debt jubilees.

Jul 262016
 

teleSUR English

Published on Jul 24, 2016

For the first time ever, progress is being made at the United Nations for a binging legal instrument that would hold corporations accountable for human rights violations. Transnational corporations–many with larger economies than the countries they operate in–have enjoyed immunity from charges for destroying the environment and taking human lives. But Ecuador is leading a fight in the UN to create an international treaty and standards that can change this equation. At teleSUR’s studios in Quito, Abby Martin interviews Ecuador’s Permanent Representative to the UN and Chair of the negotiations for the binging instrument, María Fernanda Espinosa, about the need for this step.http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/the…