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Socialized Health Care System COLLAPSES in Venezuela… No More Hospital Beds For The Sick Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 18:44:39 Id: d182db [Preview] No. 2991 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

It didn’t take long for the socialist experiment in Venezuela to give way to malnutrition, starvation and scarcity of hospital beds and basic medical supplies. It doesn’t matter how sick you are right now in Venezuela; you might have no option but to take makeshift treatment from the hospital floor. Women are giving birth in crowded waiting rooms, and hundreds of thousands of people with malaria are suffering, unable to get treatment. Over a million cases of malaria are expected by 2018.


According to expert estimates, the country has enough hospital beds to accommodate about 25 percent of the country’s needs. The government’s supply of 47,000 hospital beds has shrunk to 18,000 units, as the socialist health care system continues to ration. There is no guarantee that a doctor will be able to help you if you walk through hospital doors, either. This comes at a time when thousands of the country’s children are at risk of dying from malnutrition. Illnesses such as diphtheria are getting the best of the young and old, who are starving for nutrition or some kind of sustenance and stability. Rafael Gottenger, president of the Venezuelan American Medical Association, says: “We have seen children dying in Caracas from malnutrition. Mothers have nothing to feed their children. I have documented cases. For example, in the El Llanito Hospital, at least eight children have died recently from malnutrition. And if that’s the way it is in the capital, how would it be in the rest of the country?”

The Venezuelan socialist experiment is about eighteen years old. For fifteen years, the country was represented by Hugo Chavez, a populist who promised free healthcare and an improved standard of living. While the standard of living increased for many in the beginning, the wealth was slowly rationed by those at the very top of the socialist pyramid scheme. Over the years, the country became dependent on foreign oil for a majority of its economy. As the price of the oil went down, the wealth that the government was able to redistribute diminished.

When the government gains control over the economy, the very import aspects of innovation, competition, and efficiency are lost. Newfound dependency on social programs halts the drive and initiative of people. Consumer choice is lost as bureaucrats and the wealthy class engage in corruption and decide what is best for the majority.

What was promised as a fair system slowly loses its ability to regulate its own prices based on consumer demand. The limited supply of money that is taken from the producers is never enough to take care of everyone. When the money begins to run out to make life fair for everyone, production is slowed and goods and services become scarce. When the government begins setting the prices, the elite crony authoritarians find ways to take advantage, cutting off competition that naturally drives prices down and provides more abundant resources and choice.

In Venezuela now, even if a patient finds a hospital bed, there is no guarantee he or she will receive treatment. Douglas Leon Natera, president of the Venezuelan Medical Federation says hospitals have less than five percent of the supplies and medicines needed to function normally.

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USA now only nation not to sign onto climate change pact Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 16:18:07 Id: de4376 [Preview] No. 2957 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 21:15:00 [Preview] No. 2971 del
Hey, you boys wanna buy some shiny new spic-n-span clean coal? It's clean!

The US got left behind. Trumpcucks are the only ones swallowing the cockloads of propaganda now.

Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 01:02:25 Id: 1fd52b [Preview] No. 2972 del
You are a fucking idiot who has no clue about any of the problems America faces, and no it's not pollution. You want a new "environmentally-friendly" ally, go pack up and move to China, oh and don't forget to bring a mask, that smog can choke you over there.

Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 07:03:33 [Preview] No. 2983 del
Remind CIA-pro shill Trump brought back coal miners, defunded the EPA, defunded EMP coalition, and now wants to remove health care.

Jews win in the U.S.A., killing millions in pollution every day

Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 14:58:16 Id: 4a9bad [Preview] No. 2987 del
>brought back coal miners

Meaning more American jobs. That's good. Meaning more energy independence in the US. That's good too.

inb4 environmental complains: we have new carbon filtering technology already in place. that's no longer an issue anymore.

>defunded the EPA

The same corrupt bastards that allow Monsanto/Bayer to poison massive crop fields with glyphosate, the same corrupt bastards who allow "cloud seeding" projects by the USAF which use aluminum oxides and barium salts, the same bastards who got sued for allowing city governments to contaminate public water supplies ... BUT GOD FORBID farmers and ranchers have their own man made ponds on their property!

>remove health care

Remove Obamacare, re-install actual healthcare.

>defunded EMP coalition

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Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 15:22:25 Id: 4a9bad [Preview] No. 2989 del
>defunded EMP coalition

I think we can all agree this was a bad move. But it reminds me of something much worse and way more nefarious that occurred during the Obama administration. Remember the Grid Ex II drills on American soil? The Obama administration allowed foreign troops (including troops from Russia and China) to 'help' our military probe our electric grid defenses. Does that seem like a good idea?


US Government: When Gunmen Strike, You're On Your Own Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 18:13:59 Id: 2b73d4 [Preview] No. 2963 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Here is an often-used tactic to defend government police organizations from criticism. Whenever critics point out abusive tactics of police officers, defenders counter with: "And yet you won't refuse police help the next time there's a robber in your house!" This, we are told, illustrates that all police critics are "hypocrites."

This has always been a dishonest tactic, of course, since "consumers" of police "services" are forced to pay for the local monopoly police force, and have no other options. Government police forces have monopolized the marketplace and crowded out many private security services. Thus, calling the police to scare off some robbers on one's property is no more hypocritical than a critic of the local power company who nevertheless turns on a lightbulb. It's simply a matter of making do with a high-priced, low-quality monopolist when no competition is allowed.

Just how low these low-quality services are has become more apparent in recent months.

In the wake of yesterday's church shooting in Texas, for example, private citizens were the ones who shot back at the assailant, and then chased him down in a high speed pursuit. The police did nothing but write some reports afterward.

A few months earlier, as violence escalated during the Charlottesville riot in Virginia, the law enforcement agencies stood back and did little except crash a helicopter in the woods.

Worst of all, of course, is the fact that it took police an hour and 12 minutes to respond to the Las Vegas shooter who killed more than fifty people as he opened fire on a crowd near the Las Vegas strip. Although hotel security had reported the location of the gunman — who had shot a security guard — even before the shooting began, local police agencies waited more than hour before entering the shooter's room. It remains unclear why the shooter stopped shooting after only about ten minutes, but we do know that he would have been free to keep shooting for a much, much longer period of time.1

Among advocates for private firearms ownership, the old joke is that "when seconds matter, the police are only minutes away." In Las Vegas at least, the saying could be "when second matter, the police are only an hour (or more) away."

Defenders of the police, of course, will claim that an hour of preparation was necessary in order to protect "officer safety." But this also tells you a lot about how government police function: while a gunman is raining down gunfire upon a crowd of people, it's officer safety that comes first, not citizen safety.

These are just some more recent examples. A multitude of historical examples remain, as well, including the Columbine school shooting in which local police agencies did nothing but seal off the area while the shooters remained untouched inside the school. The students and faculty trapped inside the school were on their own.

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Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 18:14:35 Id: 2b73d4 [Preview] No. 2964 del
So, we shouldn't expect any reform or any other measure that will hold police accountable for doing so little to engage and stop violent criminals in times of extreme crisis.

If anything, we should expect police agencies to call for the taxpayers to pay even more for more police services. This, of course, is what happened in the wake of September 11, 2001. One of the worst security failures in American history — a failure allowed by the most well-funded security and police agencies in the world — did not lead to questions of whether Americans are actually getting their money's worth for the generous budgets that go year after year to federal law enforcement agencies. Instead, we were all told the taxpayers should be prepared to shell out even more money and give up even more of their freedoms.

The same is true of local police agencies. Police departments are ever hungry for more funding, for combat vehicles to use against the local population, and for more firepower.

But even when police are armed and equipped to teeth, arrests for petty drug offenses remain the priority, while car thefts, rapes, and assaults produce few arrests. As the police response to the riots on Ferguson Missouri showed, police are happy to protect government buildings and government property. Everyone else, it seems, is on his own.


Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 15:07:13 Id: 304e1d [Preview] No. 2988 del
Reminds me of the leaked police radio during the Las Vegas shooting (false flag) where police were told to "stand down" for 17+ minutes.

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China Spreads Propaganda to U.S. on Facebook, a Platform it Bans at Home Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 19:57:40 Id: 2ccaa5 [Preview] No. 2968 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>HONG KONG — China does not allow its people to gain access to Facebook, a powerful tool for disseminating information and influencing opinion.

As if to demonstrate the platform’s effectiveness, outside its borders China uses it to spread state-produced propaganda around the world, including the United States. So much do China’s government and companies value Facebook that the country is Facebook’s biggest advertising market in Asia, even as it is the only major country in the region that blocks the social network.

A look at the Facebook pages of China Central Television, the leading state-owned broadcast network better known as CCTV, and Xinhua, China’s official news agency, reveals hundreds of English-language posts intended for an English-speaking audience.

Each quarter China’s government, through its state media agencies, spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy Facebook ads, according to a person with knowledge of those deals, who was unauthorized to talk publicly about the company’s revenue streams.

Continue reading the main story

China’s propaganda efforts are in the spotlight with President Trump visiting the country and American lawmakers investigating foreign powers’ use of technology to sway voters in the United States.
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Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 03:52:35 Id: 2ccaa5 [Preview] No. 2980 del
>There's proof China is doing this
>Trumpcucks still insist Russia didn't interfere with the election.

Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 04:27:17 Id: 10db06 [Preview] No. 2981 del
Just keep the narrative straight is all I'm trying to say. First it's Russia, now it's China. What next?

In all reality though ALL governments put out propaganda. Your best option is to start thinking critically for yourself and draw your own conclusions.

Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 05:21:40 [Preview] No. 2982 del
>What next?

Enemy of the Month club still going strong, I see. Business as usual and that business is good for Americana LLC.

Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 07:13:08 [Preview] No. 2985 del
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>What next?
People being Monarch'd into believing all sorts of nonsense from weird sources with little to no background checking that parroting things with even slight confirmation bias will be accepted as >>>/news/ and be reposted.

Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 14:40:30 Id: f9c5e0 [Preview] No. 2986 del
I'd call this country more along the lines of AmeriKa Inc.

The 'Americana' era is long, long gone my friend. Those were the good 'ol days.

PS: Using facebook is like allowing yourself to get facefucked, it robs you of all dignity and turns you into another normie faggot.

The Secret Reason Trump (And All Other Presidents) Were So Cozy With Saudi Arabia Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 01:09:02 Id: 4bbd5f [Preview] No. 2974 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The Secret Reason Trump (And All Other Presidents) Were So Cozy With Saudi Arabia


As a candidate, Donald Trump used uncommonly harsh language to criticize Saudi Arabia—the world’s largest oil exporter.

He called the Saudi regime the world’s biggest funder of terrorism.

He also said the Saudi government uses “our petro dollars—our very own money—to fund the terrorists that seek to destroy our people, while the Saudis rely on us to protect them!”

At another point, Trump said, “Who blew up the World Trade Center? It wasn’t the Iraqis, it was Saudi [Arabia].”

Trump also criticized Hillary Clinton for taking Saudi money for the Clinton Foundation. (They were its biggest “donors.”) He even challenged her to return the money.

He also famously got into a Twitter spat with a prominent member of the Saudi royal family, Alwaleed bin Talal.

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Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 01:10:21 Id: 4bbd5f [Preview] No. 2976 del
The death of the Bretton Woods system had profound geopolitical consequences. Most critically, it eliminated the main reason foreign countries stored large amounts of US dollars and used the US dollar for international trade.

At this point, oil-producing countries began to demand payment in gold instead of rapidly depreciating dollars.

It was clear the US would have to create a new monetary system to stabilize to the dollar.

So, the US government concocted a new scheme—the petrodollar system. It gave foreign countries another compelling reason to hold and use the dollar.

The new arrangement preserved the dollar’s special status as the world’s top reserve currency.

For President Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, it was a geopolitical and financial masterstroke.

From 1972 to 1974, the US government made a series of agreements with Saudi Arabia that created the petrodollar system.

The US handpicked Saudi Arabia because of the kingdom’s vast petroleum reserves and its dominant position in OPEC—and because the Saudi royal family was (and is) easily corruptible.

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Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 01:11:02 Id: 4bbd5f [Preview] No. 2977 del
In exchange, Saudi Arabia would:

Use its dominant position in OPEC to ensure that all oil transactions would only happen in US dollars.

Recycle the many billions of US dollars from oil revenue into American weapons manufacturers and infrastructure companies—and critically, into US Treasuries. This let the US issue more debt and finance previously unimaginable budget deficits. By 1977, at least 20% of all Treasuries held abroad were in Saudi hands.

Guarantee the price of oil within limits acceptable to the US and prevent another oil embargo.

Oil is the largest and most strategic commodity market in the world.

As you can see in the chart below, it dwarfs all other major commodity markets combined


Every country needs oil. And if foreign countries need US dollars to buy oil, they have a very compelling reason to hold large dollar reserves.

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Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 01:11:44 Id: 4bbd5f [Preview] No. 2978 del
This gives the US unmatched geopolitical leverage.

The US can sanction or exclude virtually any country from the US dollar-based financial system at the flip of a switch. By extension, it can also cut off any country from the vast majority of international trade.

The petrodollar system is why people and businesses everywhere in the world take US dollars. Other countries have had little choice over this.

Today, the biggest US exports are dollars and government debt. The US government can create unlimited quantities of both… from nothing.

It requires no effort to create US dollars, which can then be exchanged for real things like French wine, Italian cars, electronics from Korea, or Chinese manufactured goods.

Ultimately, the petrodollar boosts the US dollar’s purchasing power. It entices foreigners to soak up many of the new currency units the Fed creates.

The system helps create a deeper, more liquid market for the dollar and US Treasuries.

It also helps the US keep interest rates artificially low. This allows the US government to finance enormous and permanent deficits. Otherwise, this would be impossible without destroying the currency through money printing and inflation.

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Reader 11/09/2017 (Thu) 01:12:36 Id: 4bbd5f [Preview] No. 2979 del
In short, the petrodollar is the ultimate enabler of big government.

The US government could never have become as powerful without it.

It’s hard to overstate how much the petrodollar system benefits the US. It’s the bedrock of the US financial system.

And it’s the reason the US political elite pamper the Saudis.

Bretton Woods lasted 27 years. So far, the petrodollar has lasted over 40 years.

I think we’re on the cusp of another paradigm shift in the international financial system. It will be at least as fundamental as the end of Bretton Woods in 1971.

For decades, the petrodollar system has allowed the US government and many Americans to live way beyond their means.

The US takes this unique position for granted. But it will disappear once the petrodollar system breaks down.

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Nuclear cars when?

Prince William Calls For UK Dictatorship To Regulate, Censor Social Media "For The Children" Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 15:14:32 Id: 945616 [Preview] No. 2952 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Prince William has vowed to pressure the UK government to regulate social media and purge it of damaging ‘conspiracy theories’.

The Duke of Cambridge claims the Royal Family are “routinely targeted” by online trolls as a result of conspiracies written about them.

Speaking at the Children’s Trust and Skillforce on Monday night, the Prince also explained concerns that children are victims of information overload on the Internet.

“On top of this, there is a sense of being ‘on call’ 24/7 through social media, and the subsequent strains this can have on relationships, home life and, ultimately, a child’s sense of their own self-worth. It can all take its toll.”

Rt.com reports: “Role-modelling and giving a child the tools of courage, discipline and resilience are a demonstration of great love and commitment to that child’s success in life. If you are not taught these skills at a young age, it can be very, very difficult to learn them as an adult,” he said.

Resilience is a quality required by the royal family, who have the minutiae of their lives pored over by the tabloid press. The internet has provided yet another platform on which to pass judgement on their outfits, choice of partners, and indeed the whole point of the monarchy.

On Monday, a woman accused of a “distastefully” describing Kate and William’s son Prince George as the face of “white privilege” was denied compensation after being sacked by the British Council.

Angela Gibbins, who earned £80,000 ($105,000) a year as head of global estates at the charity, which promotes Britain’s image worldwide, was sacked for gross misconduct following her “distasteful and personal attack” on the heir to the throne.

The case related to a picture of Prince George, which was originally posted by the band Dub Pistols with the caption: “I know he’s only two years old, but Prince George looks like a f*ing d*head.”

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Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 15:15:06 Id: 945616 [Preview] No. 2953 del
Last week, William himself was trolled online over his comments about overpopulation. Although the duke was speaking about the protection of wildlife, social-media users couldn’t help pointing out that he and Kate are expecting a third child.

It also got pretty nasty for Kate on social media when she announced that she was pregnant again in September. Some anti-monarchy trolls called the unborn child a “parasite,” because of the cost to taxpayers of maintaining the family.

Just what is needed: another Royal parasite to suck up taxes.

Can someone not sterilise these benefit cheats? https://t.co/uplPpKwDdg

— Satan. (@lordofthelight6) September 4, 2017

Kensington Palace was forced to issue an unprecedented statement last year, approved by Prince Harry, denouncing the“wave of abuse” to which his girlfriend Meghan Markle and her family were subjected before the relationship was even confirmed.

“Some of this [harassment] has been very public,” the palace’s statement said. “The smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”

Kensington Palace has issued a statement this morning about the harassment currently being experienced by Meghan Markle and her family. pic.twitter.com/EuFZ4fmUIj

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Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 15:48:24 Id: 818827 [Preview] No. 2954 del
>sexism and racism of social media trolls
The royals are no longer white?

Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 15:56:26 Id: 945616 [Preview] No. 2955 del
That's just their cover excuse. "Hate speech." What they really don't like is our Freedom of Speech and our ability to question their propaganda and controlled narratives. They want us dumbed down and not allowed to think for ourselves.

Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 16:05:06 Id: 945616 [Preview] No. 2956 del
Something similar is happening in the US as well. Congress is questioning social media services about how they can 'maintain control' of what information is provided on their networks.

The most ironic thing is, instead of addressing the problems with censorship and suppression of our free speech, the cucks in Congress are claiming social media services are not cracking down on us hard enough! They want even more regulations and QUICKER moderation of those services!

Funny how the mainstream media pretends its about 'grilling social media' over censorship when its the complete opposite! Congress is colluding with them to censor alternative media and their critics!

Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 19:06:19 Id: 4ed6ae [Preview] No. 2966 del
Notice how all the kike puppets sing in tune. Theresa May with her "new internet" censorship ideas, all the MPs following in line with the condemnation of illegal information and ideas and now the biggest rothschild puppets of all, the royals.

Saudi Crown Prince Vows To Lock Up 9-11 Conspirators: Conspirators Had Deep Connections With CIA & Mossad Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 21:08:13 Id: 561c87 [Preview] No. 2936 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Saudi Crown Prince Vows To Lock Up 9-11 Conspirators: Conspirators Had Deep Connections With CIA & Mossad

RELATED: >>>/news/2868 ; >>>/news/2870 : >>>/news/2883 ; >>>/news/2906 ; >>>/news/2908

Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has launched an astonishing crackdown on corruption and terror financing in Saudi Arabia, arresting dozens of powerful, wealthy 9/11 conspirators, including Osama bin Laden’s brother and members of the royal family.

The purge of terror financiers in Saudi Arabia, including royalty, is unprecedented. Ten royals have been arrested so far and placed under house arrest, along with 38 senior cabinet members, all accused of being 9/11 conspirators and financing the Muslim Brotherhood.

President Trump’s influence in Saudi Arabia is hastening the end of the Clinton and Bush globalist era of the last 30 years, as the sudden Saudi Arabian purge of Clinton allies and donors, as well as conspirators connected to 9/11 and the Bushes, signals a dramatic shift that will have an impact around the world, and particularly in the United States.

Americans have long known Saudi Arabia played a central role in the 9/11 attacks, but before President Trump we had weak leaders incapable of standing up to the Saudis and delivering truth and justice to the American people.

But now the tide has turned and we are starting to see the results. The Saudi regime has spent the last 16 years blocking information and preventing investigations from taking place that would implicate wealthy and powerful Saudi citizens. But everything changed when Trump began negotiating.

President Trump’s first overseas trip as president took him to Saudi Arabia and a strong bond was forged with King Salman and his son, the reformer Mohammed bin Salman, desperate to reshape Saudi Arabia as a moderate state, with support for Trump’s war on globalists and the terror needed to support their failed ideology.

A recent U.S. government envoy including Jared Kushner visited Saudi Arabia last week, and Trump’s election promise to investigate 9/11 and deliver long-delayed truth and justice for Americans received a sudden jolt in the arm.

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Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 21:09:24 Id: 561c87 [Preview] No. 2937 del
During a February debate, then-candidate Trump took a crack at former president George W. Bush.

“The World Trade Center came down during the reign of George Bush,” he said in a February debate. “He kept us safe? That is not safe. That is not safe.”

There will be no covering up for former presidents on President Trump’s watch. No wonder the five living former presidents have united across party lines to defend the deep state and condemn Trump. They know that Trump isn’t playing their cozy game. Their crimes are being slowly but surely exposed to the disinfecting quality of sunlight.

“Why did the administration at the time not take legal means against Saudi Arabia? Weren’t 19 of the high-jackers from Saudi Arabia?” Trump asked in February. “Americans deserve answers and I will definitely request a new investigation so that this horrible tragedy never happens again.”

With 9/11 conspirators in Saudi custody and prosecutor’s working on cases against them as we speak, we may finally get to see something approaching truth and justice for the men and women who lost their lives on that tragic day.

Even Bakr bin Laden, chairman of Saudi Binladin Group and brother of Osama bin Laden, previously considered “untouchable” in Saudi Arabia, is currently under house arrest at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh, facing charges of colluding with American neoconservatives in the build up to the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Among the royals arrested was billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor Al-Waleed bin Talal, best known in the West for owning millions of shares in Twitter and US mainstream media outlets.

Steve Bannon, speaking on the SiriusXM Patriot Channel on Monday, explained why Al-Waleed bin Talal’s arrest is a major coup in the war against globalism.

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Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 22:07:45 Id: 561c87 [Preview] No. 2943 del
Yah, he's dead, because of the crackdown!

Saudi Purge Goes Nuclear, Over 1,200 Bank Accounts Frozen Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 16:49:39 Id: d22c81 [Preview] No. 2961 del
Saudi Purge Goes Nuclear, Over 1,200 Bank Accounts Frozen

One day after we reported that Saudi Arabia has started to freeze the accounts of the dozens of arrested royals, ministers and businessmen, in the process allowing Mohammed bin Salman to further cement control over the Kingdom, the Kingdom has taken its "money laundering" crackdown to the next level and on Tuesday, Saudi banks have frozen more than 1,200 accounts belonging to individuals and companies in the kingdom as part of the government’s anti-corruption purge, bankers and lawyers told Reuters, adding that "the number is continuing to rise."

Since the "countercoup" on Sunday, the Saudi central bank has been expanding the list of accounts it is requiring lenders to freeze on an almost hourly basis, a regional banker told Reuters, and while he did not name the companies affected , he said they included listed and unlisted firms across many sectors.

The banker also said that if the freezes stayed in place for long, they could start to hurt day-to-day business activities such as paying staff and creditors or making other transactions. A second banker said, however, that most of the frozen accounts belonged to individuals rather than companies, and that banks were being allowed by the regulator to continue to fund existing commitments.

In an e-mailed statement, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, or SAMA, said suspension of bank accounts of “persons of interest” is in response to Attorney General’s request pending the legal cases against them, according to Governor Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey says in emailed statement. SAMA clarified that individual accounts, rather than corporate businesses, have been put in suspension until final court rulings, and explained that - for now - corporate businesses remain unaffected, which means that are no restrictions on money transfers through proper banking channels. Assuming, of course, one isn't an "individual" on MbS's black list, and the money in the bank has effectively been nationalized.

For now, it remains unclear what the total potential haul from the bank account crackdown would be. Yesterday we reported that just the 4 billionaires named previously, and who were arrested over the weekend including Pricne Alwaleed, have no less than $33 billion in net worth at risk.

Among top business executives detained in the probe are billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of investment firm Kingdom Holding; Nasser al Tayyar, founder of Al Tayyar Travel; and Amr al-Dabbagh, chairman of builder Red Sea International. The stocks of all three companies, which have issued statements saying they continue to operate as normal, plunged another 9-10% on Tuesday.

So when could the confiscatory process end? As we jokingly suggested yesterday, the ruling Saudi royal family has realized that not only can it crush any potential dissent by arresting dozens of potential coup-plotters, it can also replenish the country's foreign reserves, which in the past 3 years have declined by over $250 billion, by confiscating some or all of their generous wealth, which is in the tens if not hundreds of billions. If MbS continues going down the list, he just may recoup a substantial enough amount to what it makes a difference on the sovereign account.


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Steve Bannon Exposes The Real Reasons That The Elite Support Illegal Immigration: CHEAP LABOR, MORE VOTES Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 16:22:11 Id: 880e4a [Preview] No. 2958 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
In a key speech to the families of illegal immigrant crime victims, Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon exposed the real reasons that the elites in the United States support illegal immigration – cheap labor and guaranteed votes.

Speaking at a conference held by the Remembrance Project which is made up of families who have lost loved ones at the hands off illegal aliens, Bannon destroyed the notion that support for illegal immigration is based on caring about the actual people who cross into the country illegally.

“We could stay up here all weekend and do this,” Bannon noted as he read off a list of Americans who have been killed. “And each of the victims stories is heart-rendering. But what gets me is what about the American victims dreams? Why are illegal aliens called DREAMers and not the victims?”

Bannon noted that the Americans killed by illegal immigrants aren’t simply a tragedy that just randomly happened but rather are a direct effect of the elites in the country supporting them.

“And by the way, this just doesn’t happen,” Bannon said. “This is not some random law of the universe, this is not physics, okay. This is an act of commission. The elites in this country, the economic, political, and the media elites allow this to happen because they want it to happen”

“The multinational, globalist corporations want cheap labor, and the progressive Left wants cheap votes.” “This is not a conspiracy. And you are not wing-nuts. This is in broad daylight. And if sites like Breitbart and someone like Donald J. Trump had not given you a voice, it’d be totally hidden.”

Despite the benefits of mass illegal and legal immigration for multinational corporations and Democratic politicians — as immigrants are far more likely to vote for Democrats — the impact on Americans has been detrimental.

As Harvard University economist George Borjas has noted, “illegal immigration reduces the wage of native workers by an estimated $99 to $118 billion a year and generates a gain for businesses and other users of immigrants of $107 to $128 billion.”

Every year, at least 1.5 million illegal and legal immigrants enter the U.S. every year, driving down the wages of American workers and costing American taxpayers at least $116 billion every year, as Breitbart News reported.

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New Internet Censorship bill Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 18:27:47 Id: c33f38 [Preview] No. 2932 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>Why SESTA Is Such A Bad Bill

>This is the core problem: this bill targets the tools rather than the law breakers.

>Punching a hole in CDA 230 will be abused:

>This is one that seems to confuse people who don't spend much time looking at intermediary liability protections, how they work and how they'll be abused. It's completely normal for people in that situation to not recognize how widely intermediary liability is used to stifle perfectly legitimate speech and activity. However, we know damn well from looking at the DMCA, in particular, that when you set up a process by which there might be liability on a platform, it's regularly abused by people angry about content online to demand censorship. Indeed, we've seen people regularly admit that if they see content they dislike, even if there's no legitimate copyright claim, they'll "DMCA it" to get it taken down.

>Here, the potential problems are much, much worse. Because at least within the DMCA context, you have relatively limited damages (compared to SESTA at least – the monetary damages in the DMCA can add up quickly, but at least its only monetary and it's limited to a ceiling of $150,000 per work infringed). With SESTA, criminal penalties are much more stringent (obviously) which will create massive incentives for platforms to cave immediately, rather than face the risk of criminal prosecution. Similarly, the civil penalties show no upper bound under the law – meaning the potential monetary penalty may be significantly higher.

>The chilling effects of criminal charges:

>Combine all of this and you create massive chilling effects for any online platforms – big or small. I already explained earlier why the new incentives will not be to help law enforcement or to moderate content at all, for fear of creating "knowledge" but it's even worse than that. >Because, for many platforms, the massive potential liability from SESTA will mean they don't create any kind of platform at all. A comment feature on a website would become a huge liability. Any service that might conceivably be used by anyone to "facilitate" sex trafficking creates the potential for serious criminal and civil liability, which should be of great concern. It would likely lead to many platforms not being created at all, just because of the potential liability. For ones that already exist, some may shutter, and others may greatly curtail what the platform allows.

>State Attorneys General have a terrible track record on these issues:

>In response to the previous point, some may point out (correctly!) that the existing federal law already exempts federal criminal charges – meaning that the DOJ can go after platforms if it finds that they're actively participating in sex trafficking. But, for as much as we rag on the DOJ, they tend not to be in the business of going after platforms just for the headlines. State AGs, on the other hand, have a fairly long history of doing exactly that – including directly at the behest of companies looking to strangle competitors.

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Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 22:15:36 Id: ab9ff8 [Preview] No. 2944 del
TL;DR needed.

Does this mean they want to ban things like Tor or VPN services? What exactly do they want censored or banned?

Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 15:00:27 Id: 490b32 [Preview] No. 2950 del
P2P, bit torrent, IPFS and blockchain decentralized technologies will help save the internet. Anything centralized is either already heavily regulated (or inevitably will be in the future).

We have to think ahead of time. Do backup your P2P clients, your OS, software you use, media and make sure you have ways to share files and info in the future.

FBI Agent Warned Donna Brazile: Hillary Wants You Dead "Like Seth Rich" Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 20:35:55 Id: bb4ce0 [Preview] No. 2935 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

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Former DNC head Donna Brazile claims an FBI official warned her that Clinton planned to murder her, just like she did with Seth Rich.

Brazile claims in her book “Hacks” that a shadowy intelligence official urged her to install cameras, alarms and backup power at her house following the Seth Rich murder.

Thepoliticalinsider.com reports: From her book “Hacks”:

"I felt some responsibility for Seth Rich’s death. I didn’t bring him into the DNC, but I helped keep him there working on voting rights. With all I knew now about the Russians’ hacking, I could not help but wonder if they had played some part in his unsolved murder. Besides that, racial tensions were high that summer and I worried that he was murdered for being white on the wrong side of town. [My friend] Elaine expressed her doubts about that, and I heard her. The FBI said that they did not see any Russian fingerprints there."

Brazile repeatedly returns to the subject of being haunted by Rich’s murder, even though other Democrats have pounced on anyone who suggested that the murder was anything other than a robbery gone wrong. The DNC data staffer was killed days before Wikileaks began publishing its emails, and his valuables were not taken.

But Brazile says she had a “spook,” with connections to the intelligence community, who told her after the killing that she needed protection for herself, including cameras, alarms and backup power at her house, and that she heeded his advice.

Brazile was so concerned with Rich’s death that she used her brief, only phone call from Hillary Clinton after the election loss to bring him up. She asked Clinton to use some of the millions of dollars the campaign had in order to set up a reward fund to find his murderer. But Hillary said she “really had to go.”

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Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 23:25:37 Id: bb4ce0 [Preview] No. 2945 del
Still no investigation about this? Really? Where is this so-called "Justice Department"? They must all have their heads up their own asses.

Reader 11/08/2017 (Wed) 06:27:34 Id: c47b39 [Preview] No. 2949 del
They are in jewish pockets.