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BOOM! EU Rocked! Italy Poised To Launch Euro Parallel Currency Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 16:35:04 Id: 5e2c1a [Preview] No. 14849 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
BOOM! EU Rocked!
Italy Poised To Launch Euro Parallel Currency

https://web.archive.org/web/20190605155218/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-05/brace-impact-italy-poised-launch-euro-parallel-currency

Italy faces an "Excessive Deficit" ruling, the first in EU history. Italy's response is to revive a parallel currency proposal.

A euro crisis has been brewing for years.

Eurozone officials and the ECB have long held the upper hand vs individual countries like Greece and Portugal.

However, Italy now has the upper hand, if it chooses to wage war. Let's backup and start from the beginning to tie this story together.

Please consider EU Could Slap 3 Billion Euro Fine on Italy for Excessive Debt.

The European Commission could impose a 3 billion euro fine on Italy for breaking EU rules due to its rising debt and structural deficit levels, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday.

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Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 16:35:28 Id: 5e2c1a [Preview] No.14850 del
France vs Italy Key Points

The current debate is over excessive debt, not deficits.
Italy is in defiance of debt, not deficit rules, but its proposed budget will violate both.
France violates both sets of numbers already, but not by as much.
In essence, there is one set of rules for France and Germany and another set of rules for everyone else.

Please consider Italy to Activate its 'Parallel Currency' in Defiant Riposte to EU Ultimatum.

“I don’t govern a country on its knees,” said Matteo Salvini after sweeping the European elections even more emphatically than the Brexit party. Note the majestic ‘I’. He is already master of Rome.

The Lega strongman can no longer be contained, even by Italy’s ever-ingenious mandarin class. His party commands 40pc of the country together with eurosceptic confederates from the Brothers of Italy. It has erupted like a volcano in the Bourbon territories of the Mezzogiorno, now on the front line of migrant flows and left to fend for itself by Europe. Salvini can force a snap-election at any time.

By some maniacal reflex the dying Commission of Jean-Claude Juncker has chosen this moment to draw up the first indictment letter of the revamped debt and deficits regime. Italy faces €3.5bn of fines for failure to tighten its belt. It has 48 hours to respond.

“We’re not Greece,” said Claudio Borghi, Lega chairman of Italy’s house budget committee. “We are net contributors to the EU budget. We have a trade surplus and primary budget surplus. We don’t need anything from anybody. And we are in better shape than France.”

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Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 16:35:46 Id: 5e2c1a [Preview] No.14851 del
And The FT reports today that this parallel currency proposal is being revived:

Debate is growing in Italy about the suggestion that a new domestic currency could be introduced by the government to pay its debts - and the possibility that Rome’s Eurosceptic coalition might use it to facilitate the nation’s departure from the euro.

Prominent members of deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini’s ruling League party have floated the proposal - which was endorsed by a vote in the Italian parliament last week.

The concerns over Italy have hit mainstream media in the EU, but not the US. For example, please consider German Bundesbank Comes Clean on Euro Default Risks After Italy's 'Parallel Currency' Decree

The German Bundesbank has warned that it could face heavy losses if a major country leaves the euro and defaults on debts to the European Central Bank system, but warned that any attempt to prepare for such a crisis could backfire by triggering a speculative attack.

The analysis is highly sensitive coming just days after the insurgent Lega-Five Star government in Italy passed a decree in the Italian parliament authorizing the creation of a parallel payments system known as ‘minibots’, a scheme decried by critics as a threat to the integrity of the euro and potentially a ‘lira-in-waiting’.

While the Bundesbank text sticks to the standard line that a euro break-up is hypothetical it nevertheless admits - after years of obfuscation - that the ECB’s internal Target2 settlement system entails inescapable costs for Germany and other EMU member states should it ever happen. It also gives the impression that the monetary authorities have no clear strategy for handling such a crisis.

Professor Philip Turner, a former monetary official at the Bank for International Settlements, said the politics of Target2 are poisonous. “This is lending on a huge scale that no government has approved. It is covering fundamental imbalances at the heart of the eurozone system, and it can’t go on indefinitely,” he said.

The International Monetary Fund says it would be hard to prevent a sovereign debt crisis in Italy engulfing Spain and Portugal. The ECB could therefore face a Target2 crisis approaching €1 trillion if Italy’s rebel government sets off a chain reaction with its ‘minibot’ notes - which it claims are needed to cover €52bn of state arrears to Italian contractors and households.

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Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 16:36:11 Id: 5e2c1a [Preview] No.14852 del
Italy, Spain, Germany

Italy owes creditors, primarily Germany, €481 billion.
Spain owes creditors, primarily Germany, €403 billion.
Germany needs to collate €919 billion from debtors.

The above numbers have not changed that much in the past year.

The answer is amusing.

To prevent Beppe Grillo and his 5-Star movement from coming into power, Italy changed its election rules to give coalitions more power than parties.

The result is Salvini might win so much support in the next election that he may have a super-majority in Parliament so as to not need a referendum to launch the mini-bot parallel currency.

And so, here we are. Italy owes creditors close to half a trillion euros. If Italy defaults, the rest of the countries have to pick up the tab based on GDP percentage weights:

https://web.archive.org/web/20190605155218/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-05/brace-impact-italy-poised-launch-euro-parallel-currency

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Trade War: China Hits Ford With Anti-Trust Violations Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 16:34:17 Id: 193384 [Preview] No. 14848 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Just when we thought it was safe to buy the fucking dip amid comments from China that implied an easing of tensions (despite Chinese media denying any such softening), news overnight confirmed tensions with US firms is escalating.

Just days after China said that it’s investigating FedEx for “wrongful” deliveries, a move framed by the state news agency as a warning by Beijing, Bloomberg reports that China has fined Ford's main joint venture in the country for antitrust violations.

According to a statement on the State Administration for Market Regulation’s website, Changan Ford Automobile, the 50:50 venture between Michigan-based Ford and Chongqing Changan Automobile, must pay a penalty of 162.8 million yuan (US$23.6 million) - equivalent to 4 per cent of the venture's annual sales in Chongqing - for a business practice that restricted retail prices since 2013.

"It’s hard to see [this fine] as not related [to US tensions]," said Andrew Polk, co-founder of research firm Trivium China in Beijing. "At this stage I think our baseline assumption should be that there are no coincidences."

In an emailed statement, Changan Ford said it will accept the fine imposed by China’s anti-monopoly authority agreeing to further regulate its operations in China and safeguard a free, fair market competition environment.

The fine adds to Ford’s woes in China as sales at its Changan venture dropped 54 percent in 2018.

This latest move follows the Trump administration's ban on business with telecommunications giant Huawei and China's threat to blacklist foreign firms that damage domestic companies’ interests.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190605155116/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-05/china-crackdown-us-companies-escalates-ford-fined-anti-trust-violations



Former Arkansas Democrat Who Opposed Open Border Destabilization Policies Found Murdered Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 15:43:17 Id: 6eb4b7 [Preview] No. 14846 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Former Arkansas State Senator Linda Collins-Smith, who switched from the Democratic Party to the GOP in 2011 and campaigned against sanctuary city polices, was found dead at home Tuesday. She was 57.

According to local reports, Collins-Smith of Pocahontas, Arkansas, was shot dead in her home. Her death is being investigated a murder.

Former Senator Collins-Smith switched from Democrat to Republican during her first term in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011, and was voted into the Senate in 2014 representing District 19.

Former press secretary Ken Yang confirmed to Region 8 News Tuesday night that Collins-Smith was found dead.

According to Yang, neighbors had reportedly heard gunshots a day or two before Collins-Smith was discovered today (June 4). Her body was partially decomposed, according to Arkansas Times, and reportedly found wrapped in some sort of blanket.

Linda Collins-Smith’s politics continued to evolve in the years after she exited the Democratic Party, with her opposition to Arkansas cities becoming “sanctuary” cities drawing criticism from the left in recent months.

Linda Collins-Smith recently appeared on Patriots Soapbox, a 24/7 live channel for the QAnon community on YouTube. She discussed legislation to prevent Arkansas municipalities from adopting the “sanctuary cities” model regarding undocumented immigrants.

Collins-Smith told Patriots Soapbox that she recently met with Arkansas Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman to speak about legislation that she believes would combat undocumented immigration in the state.

https://newspunch.com/arkansas-state-senator-switched-gop-found-dead/

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Chinese Government Taking Over Banks, Telling Peasants Not To Worry Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 15:42:37 Id: 772c68 [Preview] No. 14845 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Many unhappy returns. Thirty years ago, British ambassador Sir Alan Donald cabled home his classified report on the bloody goings-on in Tiananmen Square: “Students linked arms but were mown down. Armored personnel carriers then ran over the bodies time and time again to make, ‘pie’, and remains collected by bulldozer, incinerated and then hosed down drains. . .”

Unsurprisingly, the Xi Jinping-led government has little interest in commemorating the event, or in allowing others to pause and remember. Domestic social media platforms (as well Twitter Inc.) have “barred users from changing their profile photos and other information,” Bloomberg says, while financial data company Refinitiv has blocked all Tiananmen-related stories from its Eikon terminals, after the Cyberspace Administration of China “threatened to suspend the company’s service,” according to Reuters.

While Refinitiv may suffer a reputational knock in the West for this evident kowtow, its social credit score looks poised for an upgrade.

If only the recent trouble in China’s banking system could be so easily suppressed. Following the government’s takeover of distressed Baoshang Bank Co., the People’s Bank of China tried to calm the situation by assuring investors that no further such interventions were in the cards: “Everyone,” says a message on the PBOC website: “please don’t worry. At present we don’t have this plan.” But Bloomberg reports today that a pair of smaller institutions, Guilin Bank Co., Ltd. and Jincheng Bank Co., Ltd., have delayed plans to sell RMB 1 billion ($140 million) in tier-2 bond sales following the Baoshang news.

Over the weekend, Bank of Jinzhou, which holds $113 billion and $53 billion of assets and deposits, respectively, saw its auditor Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP resign due to “indications that some loans to institutional customers weren’t used in ways consistent with the purposes stated in documents,” per Bloomberg. In response, the bank’s 5.5% dollar-pay perpetual bonds fell below 65 from 81 a week ago, for a 19.2% yield-to-call.

Stevenson-Yang points out the contradiction between healthy reported metrics and the abrupt seizure of Baoshang and apparent stress at small and medium-size lenders:

One of the more unusual aspects of the Baoshang drama is that it’s been reported – not only that, but high-level authorities have publicly expressed concerns that there may be bank runs and financial institutions that ‘disappear.’ This is peculiar for an economy that claims to be growing at 6.5%, have average non-performing loan rates under 1.5% and that has buoyant construction and property markets.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-05/chinas-central-bank-everyone-please-dont-worry
https://web.archive.org/web/20190605135001/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-05/chinas-central-bank-everyone-please-dont-worry



FALL MAN: Coward Of Broward, Deputy Who Ran From False Flag Mass Shooting, Arrested Reader 06/04/2019 (Tue) 21:06:26 Id: 1d7ee1 [Preview] No. 14837 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/endpol/1107

Former Broward Sheriff's deputy Scot Peterson, 56, has been arrested and charged over his failure to act during the Valentine's Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year.

Peterson, who was the armed school resource officer at the time, faces seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one count of perjury according to a Tuesday statement by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He was booked into the Broward County main jail, and could face up to 97 years in state prison if convicted, according to the Sun-Sentinel, which noted that his bond was reportedly set at $102,000.

CCTV footage from the Parkland, FL shooting shows Peterson approach the high school building in a golf cart as gunman Nikolas Cruz massacred 17 students and staff members. Peterson then hopped off, unholstered his gun, and ran behind a concrete wall for cover.

"The FDLE investigation shows former Deputy Peterson did absolutely nothing to mitigate the MSD shooting that killed 17 children, teachers and staff and injured 17 others," said FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearington. "There can be no excuse for his complete inaction and no question that his inaction cost lives."

Broward County's new Sheriff Gregory Tony added that Peterson's actions warranted "termination of employment and criminal charges.

According to the FDLE, Peterson refused to investigate the source of gunshots during the shooting and retreated while victims were being shot. Peterson also told law enforcement who had just arrived to remain 500 feet from the building.

The records appear to support Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s contention that Peterson, a longtime school resource officer, should have entered Building 12 to engage Cruz and try to prevent deaths. They also appear to show that other deputies may have refrained from rushing into the school at the direction of Peterson and a Parkland captain. The response by the agency has been the subject of national scrutiny, and is currently under review by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Peterson resigned before he could be fired.

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Reader 06/04/2019 (Tue) 23:46:35 Id: 016a2f [Preview] No.14839 del
On the subject, it's pathetic when people get butthurt over calling these events false flags. It's like they don't understand what it means. A false flag is not where nobody ever gets hurt and the entire thing was staged. It's an intentional misrepresentation military operation carried out to blame another party. In this case, the mainstream media kept claiming Nikolas Cruz was "white".


Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 06:52:58 Id: 8bd537 [Preview] No.14840 del
friendly reminder: the police have no legal obligation to protect the public. https://web.archive.org/web/20190117001405/http://gunssavelives.net/blog/supreme-court-ruling-police-have-no-duty-to-protect-the-general-public/
should be interesting to see how this plays out. I suspect charges will be dropped or he will be found not guilty by a higher court after an appeal. I bet if he wasn't White, he wouldn't have even been charged in the first place but everyone here already knows that


Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 07:01:42 Id: 8bd537 [Preview] No.14841 del
>>14840
i need to make a slight correction about my statement. if he did in fact commit perjury then he could be charged for that but these "neglect" charges are overreaching and bullshit. I'm not defending the zogbot either, just stating the facts regarding the law as I understand it


Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 10:16:09 Id: 016a2f [Preview] No.14843 del
>>14840
This is pretty fucked up. You can be damn sure I'm spreading knowledge of this to everyone I meet.


Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 13:17:31 Id: 7dafd8 [Preview] No.14844 del
>>14843
well, the circumstances regarding these cases are pretty upsetting, to put it mildly. however, it does make sense and no I am not defending cops, I fucking hate them for many reasons.

It makes sense because if police were held liable in these situations, then the liability would eventually be expanded over time via common law which would bring us to a situation where anyone could sue the police simply for being a victim of crime. If people could sue police and the agency that employs them for simply being victims of crime, image how many lawsuits there would be; and I guarantee you most of the lawsuits filed directly against the individual police would be dismissed due to qualified immunity claims anyway. Or the cops would beat the charges because their unions provide them access with some of the best defense attorneys in the country (at our expense). They literally fly these guys in as well as expert witnesses that create or deconstruct any narrative for pleb jurists that don't know shit and cant think for themselves.

This would only leave lawsuits against the city, state, or fed body that employs these guys which would result in the governing body that manages that agency to be on the hook for the financial liability which would cost us taxpayers even more money. We already cant afford these services due to bloated public-sector pensions which are driving tax payer funded governments into insolvency. The key word here is MANAGEMENT.

Due to collective bargaining rights (public-sector unions), we have pretty much lost the ability to effectively manage our under-performing law enforcement personnel (as well as teachers and anyone else employed by the gov that is part of a union). Whenever someone in a position to fire one of these useless faggots tries to, the city or state has to go through this ridiculous process to avoid a wrongful termination suit, which can end up costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In order to get to a point of managing all of our public-sector personnel and rein in costs, we need to remove collective bargaining rights from public-sector unions which is something that voters can vote on. But people are fucking retarded so I wouldn't count on that happening until there are limited or no public services, the streets are literally caving in, and cities and states are forced to sell off assets; which is already happening in some places and people are still to retarded to simply vote on this shit.

So, there you have it. This law is not the problem, the limited ability that we as citizens and the few elected officials that actually want to replace under performing and corrupt cops have when it comes to firing these people. Police are for investigations and arrests-not protection. Self protection is your responsibility, which brings us to another problem; the continued attacks on stand your ground laws and concealed carry. If everyone could (and did) carry a firearm, a lot of the incidents mentioned in your post would not have happened in the first place but that is a whole other conversation considering how (((legislators))) want to constantly attack peoples right to defend themselves.



DNC To Regulate Democrat Debates & Candidate Pics Further Monopolizing Control For Establishment Reader 06/04/2019 (Tue) 21:04:36 Id: 834e8f [Preview] No. 14836 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Four debates for candidates seeking the Democrat presidential nomination are scheduled, but those who make it to the stage in the third and fourth debates will have to meet stricter conditions, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced last week — a move that will most likely slash the number of candidates participating.

To qualify for the first and second debate, on June 26 and 27 and July 30 and 31, candidates must have one percent or more support in four national or early state polls. They can also make the cut if they receive donations from at least 65,000 unique donors, with a minimum of 200 unique donors in at least 20 states.

USA Today reported on who will take part in the first debates:

The campaigns of 12 candidates say they have met both the polling and donor qualifications to take part in the first two rounds of debates.

They are: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Tex., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee and activist Marianne Williamson.

But, according to ABC and other news outlets, the list of candidates on the debate stage could be drastically slashed for the third and fourth debates:

Candidates must receive 2 percent or more support in at least four national polls, or polls conducted in the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and/or Nevada. Each poll submitted must be publicly released between June 28 and Aug. 28 and be must be sponsored by one or more of the following organizations approved by the DNC: The Associated Press, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, the Des Moines Register, Fox News, Monmouth University, NBC News, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Quinnipiac University, University of New Hampshire, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, and Winthrop University.

Any candidate’s four qualifying polls must be conducted by different organizations or — if by the same organization — must be in different geographical areas. And each poll must be publicly released between June 28 and Aug. 28, 2019.

“The DNC also said they and their media partners are reserving the right to add a Nevada-specific poll sponsor to their list of approved organizations in the near future,” CBS reported.

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Reader 06/05/2019 (Wed) 07:08:49 Id: b1d6cb [Preview] No.14842 del
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looks like the kikes are trying to shut down all the anti-pissreal democrat representatives that are currently holding elected positions and routinely speak out against the kikes. they cant let the goyim know.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190317042323/https://thefederalist.com/2018/08/20/democrats-fielding-even-anti-semitic-candidates-congress/



Jew News Outlet Exposes Jewish Role in LGBT 'Civil Rights' Movement Reader 06/04/2019 (Tue) 14:08:46 Id: 56e301 [Preview] No. 14830 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The people groups like the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center call “anti-Semites” are often accused of promoting “conspiracy theories”, “tropes”, and “stereotypes” about Jews and their dominate role in promoting and leading various subversive social and cultural movements, including the promotion and normalization of pornography, tattoos, transgenderism, homosexuality and sexual deviancy more generally, among other movements.

In reality, “anti-Semites” are just pointing out easily observable and provable facts about Jews and their subversive, anti-Christian, anti-Western cultural inclinations.

Indeed, radical Jewish activists, who are deeply influenced by their Jewish background and ethnicity as Dr. Kevin MacDonald so ably demonstrated in his masterpiece Culture of Critique, have been leading champions of all of the degenerate and entirely subversive movements and cultural norms mentioned above. Incredibly, Jewish news outlets and activist organizations often openly and proudly report on these facts, as The Times of Israel recently did in regard to the Jewish role in the so-called “civil rights” struggle for the LGBT community.

The LGBT “civil rights” movement was not so much about ensuring the “rights” of LGBT individuals as it was about openly celebrating and elevating the degenerate LGBT lifestyle. Now, you’d be considered a “Neo-Nazi” if you criticize, even slightly, any aspect of the LGBT agenda.

In an incredibly revealing article published by The Times of Israel, radical Jewish activists are proven to have played a central role in the overall movement, which is commonly accepted to have been majorly influenced by the Stonewall riots, a series of violent clashes between New York City police and LGBT activists in Greenwich Village in the heart of Manhattan. The riots began on June 28, 1969, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic clashes.

At first glance Ross Bleckner’s “Double Portrait (Gay Flag)” might be viewed simply as a pop-culture tribute to the rainbow flag symbolic of the gay rights movement.

But a closer inspection of the painting reveals a raised Star of David and it becomes clear — the nine-foot by three-foot canvas is really an exploration of the artist’s overlapping gay and Jewish identities.

For the past year, as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the Jewish Museum’s “Scenes from the Collection” has displayed works highlighting themes of gender and identity. Through these canvases it hopes visitors will further explore the role Jewish people, institutions and art played in the LGBTQ civil rights movement.

“Jews have always been involved in social justice in US and gay Jews and allies have been key players in the movement,” said Eric Marcus, the consortium’s founder and chair.

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Reader 06/04/2019 (Tue) 18:24:52 Id: a0f4e6 [Preview] No.14835 del
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>Pauline Phillips, who wrote the advice column Dear Abby, and famed writer Larry Kramer, who co-founded the nonprofits Gay Mens Health Crisis and Act Up.
>There was also Jeanne Manford, who founded PFLAG, an organization for parents of homosexual children, and her son, Morty, who became an activist after he was brutally beaten in 1972
Yes indeed, OP. There has also been Alan Klein, another co-founder of Act Up and co-founder of Queer Nation, Director and chief spokesperson for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance word Against Defamation (GLAAD). Arnie Kantrowitz, co-founder of GLAAD. Jonathan D. Katz, co-founder of San Francisco's Queer Nation. Harvey Fierstein, that kike from Mrs. Doubtfire, queer activist. Israel Fishman, founder of the Gay Liberation Group in 1970, now known as the Round Table American Library Association of Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender. Bella Abzurg and Edward Koch, the first members of the U.S. House of Representatives who introduced the legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Winnie Stachelberg, political director of Human Rights Campaign. Len Hirsch, president of the federal government GLBT group. Barbara Raab - NBC producer "jewish lesbian feminist journalist". Charles Kaiser, founding member of the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Journalists. Magnus Hirschfeld, started the Scientific Humanitarian Committee in Germany, an expressly gay organization. Rick Rosendall, president of the Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Activists in Washington DC. Robin Margolis, coordinator of the Bisexual Women's Cultural Alliance. Richard Goldstein, writer for Village Voice on gay culture and politics. Ron Schlittler, Director of Field and Policy at Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). Kate Kendell, National Center for Lesbian Rights. Hilary Rosen, founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and former co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign. Martin Duberman, founded the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York. Milo Yiannopoulis of the ((alt right)) started by Paul Gottfried who fucked Richard Spencer. Robin Tyler, the first openly gay comic. Plus Dr. Bruce Voeller, AIDS researcher and cofounder of the National Gay Task Force, creater of the Mariposa Foundation for AIDs prevention and research.



Australian Feds Raid Journalist After He Exposed Abusive Spying By Government Reader 06/04/2019 (Tue) 17:24:52 Id: 72dc80 [Preview] No. 14834 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Australian federal police officers are raiding the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst over an April, 2018 story accusing the government of radical new espionage powers allowing the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to monitor citizens for the first time, according to the Daily Telegraph (via the Herald Sun). .

Ms Smethurst, the political editor for News Corp Sunday titles includingThe Sunday Telegraph, was at home preparing to leave for work this morning when several Australian Federal Police officers arrived with a warrant from an ACT magistrate giving them authority to search her home, computer and mobile phone.

Ms Smethurst complied with the warrant and is presently waiting for the raid to be completed. She has declined to answer questions apart from confirming her identity. -Herald Sun

Smethurst's article revealed that the emails, bank accounts and text messages of Australian citizens could be secretly accessed by government spies without a trace under the proposal, as long as the Defense and Home Affairs ministers approved the plan.

The raid comes three weeks after the federal election returned the Morrison government to power, leaving Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton at the helm.

Ms Smethurst’s original story included images of top-secret letters between the secretary of Home Affairs, Mike Pezzullo, and his counterpart in Defence, Greg Moriarty, outlining a plan to potentially allow government hackers to “proactively disrupt and covertly remove” onshore cyber threats by “hacking into critical infrastructure.” -Herald Sun

Current Australian law prohibits the ASD from spying on citizens - a power left to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Security Intelligence Organization, the country's domestic spy agency.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-03/aussie-feds-raid-news-corp-journalists-home-after-government-spying-expose
https://web.archive.org/web/20190604151644/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-03/aussie-feds-raid-news-corp-journalists-home-after-government-spying-expose



John McAfee To Roll Out Freedom Coin Cryptocurrency This Fall Reader 06/04/2019 (Tue) 17:21:32 Id: a15e26 [Preview] No. 14833 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Crypto enthusiast, bitcoin bull, antivirus software namesake and 2020 United States presidential campaigner John McAfee is releasing his own independent cryptocurrency, according to an official Twitter post on May 29.

https://mcafeefreedomcoin.com/

According to his website on the announced cryptocurrency, the “McAfee Freedom Coin” will roll out some time this fall. The McAfee Freedom Coin appears to aim for total isolation and independence from traditional currencies, assets and exchanges in an effort to reach “the Holy Grail of cryptocurrency - economic freedom.”

According to McAfee, these are the desired properties of the new cryptocurrency:

“What is needed is a coin disconnected from fiat currencies and from other crypto currencies alike - a coin with zero cash-in value, yet accepted universally... It is not based on any commodity nor is it connected to the value or behavior of any external item or entity. The value of the coin will always be zero in relation to any other currency yet it's natural market value is free, completely, to grow.”

As previously reported on Cointelegraph, McAfee has said he plans to run for President of the United States in 2020 on a boat in international waters, since he has purportedly been indicted by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

McAfee has reportedly made no secret of his tax evasion, saying that he has not filed taxes for eight years. His presidential campaign is also not a serious bid for the office, but rather a stated attempt to promote cryptocurrencies as a means to securing personal freedom for citizens.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-04/john-mcafee-roll-out-freedom-coin-cryptocurrency-fall
https://web.archive.org/web/20190604172003/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-04/john-mcafee-roll-out-freedom-coin-cryptocurrency-fall



Key Mueller Witness, George Nader, Arrested for Child Porn Reader 06/04/2019 (Tue) 17:20:34 Id: 4420a5 [Preview] No. 14832 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
George Nader, a former Bill Clinton aide and one of Mueller’s witnesses, has been arrested on charges of transporting child pornography.

George Nader, a Middle East power broker who cooperated with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, was arrested Monday on a federal charge of transporting child pornography.

Nader, who after the election of President Donald Trump was asked by a leading Russian money manager to introduce him to officials in Trump’s transition team, was taken into custody at JFK Airport in New York.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/pr/man-arrested-transporting-images-child-sexual-abuse

Thehill.com reports:
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/446709-key-mueller-figure-george-nader-charged-with-transporting-child-porn

The criminal complaint, dated April 19, 2018, was made public after his arrest Monday.

Nader was a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference, sitting for multiple interviews and providing information on his effort to broker a meeting in the Seychelles between Trump ally and Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian financier.

He was arrested after landing at JFK and is expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon, according to the Department of Justice.

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