If they spend $100 million to house homeless only more will come.
LA's Battle for Venice Beach: Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood's Progressive Ideals to the Test
by Scott Johnson and Peter Kiefer
January 11, 2019, 6:00am PST
With swelling transient encampments abutting seven-figure homes, the beachside enclave has emerged as a flashpoint for the inequality shaping Los Angeles — and a real-world test case for the liberal ideology of the area’s showbiz residents.
After the first attack, Randy Osborn figured it was just his turn. Tire slashings in his east Venice Beach neighborhood had become commonplace. But when his vintage Land Rover was hit a sixth time in the course of a few months, Osborn, who runs a small virtual reality company and has lived in Venice for seven years, began to worry he was being singled out.
"It may have been random, but it sure felt targeted and concentrated," says Osborn, who now protects his tires each night with a jury-rigged plywood-and-chain contraption that has so far deterred the assailants. Every time he takes his family out of town, he worries about his house being robbed. "It's not a very fun way to live," he says. A lot of residents within Osborn's 15-block area just east of Lincoln Boulevard — where actor Viggo Mortensen owns a home and director Jon Favreau is opening a production office — have similar stories. And though they can't say for sure, Osborn and others suspect the crime is tied to several homeless encampments that have sprung up nearby in the past 15 months.
Los Angeles is grappling with a homeless epidemic. "It's the worst human catastrophe in America," says Andy Bales, a pastor who runs the Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row. Faced with a growing crisis, city leaders last year budgeted more than $100 million for affordable housing, addiction treatment, job placement and mental health services. And yet, as L.A.'s real estate prices soar, so does the city's homeless population. And nowhere have the twin forces of inaccessible housing and inequality created a more explosive mix than in Venice Beach, a hotbed of entertainment executives and talent where the median home price is $1.9 million. Many of these residents are now grappling with a quality-of-life issue that defies their own liberal ideals.
Sleepless in Seattle and Community producer Gary Foster, who moved to the area two years ago from Westwood and works with the homeless advocacy group The People Concern, says he was surprised by the number of residents who expressed exasperation with — if not outright disdain for — the transient population. "They tend to be liberal, they want to do good in the world, but they're balancing their beliefs with how that might impact the value of their real estate," says Foster, who began his activism after producing The Soloist, about a journalist who discovers a musical savant living on Skid Row.
The Frank Gehry-designed home of artist John Baldessari.
"There are actually [residents] advocating driving the homeless out of Venice — shipping them off somewhere, which is such a proto-fascist move," says television writer Evan Dunsky, a 27-year resident of the area. "And then what? Do we have to build a wall around Venice?"
Venice is now home to the largest concentration of homeless anywhere on L.A.'s Westside, with nearly 1,000 non-domiciled people. During the past 18 months, several encampments have swelled in more residential areas where homes can easily sell for eight figures and up. Tents, many of them equipped with mini refrigerators, cupboards, televisions and heaters, vie with pedestrian traffic.
Jim Willie: Top Ten Trends Lead To Gold (And To The Gold Standard)
January 14, 2019 13 3382
Jim Willie has a brand new website and an excellent forecast for 2019 (spoiler alert: the gold standard gets adopted on a global basis)…
by Jim Willie of Golden Jackass
Top Ten Trends Lead to Gold
by Jim Willie CB
home: www.Golden-Jackass.com (new website)
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Jim Willie CB, editor of the “HAT TRICK LETTER”
The year 2018 was a memorable year of great transitions. They involved changes in the political arena. They saw enormous changes in the debt picture, for both the USGovt and the major Western corporations. They saw a struggle to terminate the QE bond monetization, laced with hype-inflation. They offered staggering damage to California, whose effects are easily 100 times greater than the World Trade Center fallout. They offered resistance to the US-led bully tactics, in slapping sanctions even on the US allies, a forecast by the Jackass two years ago. The globalist cabal agenda has been dealt a powerful damaging blow, perhaps lethal, during a year of great exposure for their criminality. The transitions offered a complete shift away from the perception of USMilitary full spectrum dominance. But the most important changes have come in the finance & economic sectors. The Gold Standard has seen a paved road for its implementation, arrival, and acceptance. The road can be identified for its several major constructed arteries. The pathways are built by the Eastern nations, which will continue to champion the financial reform, and thus wrest global control from New York and London. History is being made. It will still take time, but the momentum is gathering in a notable and convincing manner. The common theme of all the leading factors is the movement away from the USDollar, a theme so popular and widespread that it has been given a name, de-Dollarization. In the next year, even the compromised corrupted Wall Street bank community will openly discuss that Gold must be the solution to the unresolved crisis.
TOP 10 FACTORS & EVENTS OF 2018, EACH WITH IMPORTANT IMPACT ON THE NEW YEAR TOWARD THE GOLDEN DIRECTION:
FORECAST DIRECTIONS FOR 2019
The USTreasury Bond will seek continued status as safe haven asset, but the struggle will be on full tilt. The USGovt debt continues to grow without control. The global reputation of the USTBond as safe haven is being dismissed, primarily in the East. The global dumping of USTBonds is magnificent, whether in normal sales or from Indirect Exchange. The image and role of the USDollar as global reserve currency has been irreparably damaged. The main demand for USTBonds is from Wall Street, the USFed, and misled investors exiting the stock market. Without derivatives forcing the way with fabricated demand into the false safe haven, the USTBond would skyrocket in yield, as in, it would rival what Greece and Italy showed in 2010 bond yields.
Big Western banks are extremely vulnerable to failures. Their insolvency renders them weak and unprepared for further portfolio losses. Their easy game of bond carry trade has ended with a full year of interest rate hikes. The have little or no bond issuance business segments. Their exposure to the energy sector is astounding and enormous. A bond convexity problem might arise from the carry trade reversal, which could push bond yields much higher. However, it would be managed by the JPMorgan derivative control room. The contagion factor is very real, ready to catch fire when any big bank or national banking system undergoes failure. As Bill Holter states, if any one big Western bank goes under, they all go under. True indeed!
The Western globalist banker cabal has lost its former formidable power, still with residual power. Their kings of Rockefeller and Rothschild have departed this world. Their middle level captains have been depleted in ranks, whether by conversion (flipped) to join the reform, or by lost wealth (stripped) in majority of assets, or by elimination (killed) by the White Dragon enforcers known as the TRIAD. Their inadequate ranks make their agenda impossible to carry out, and their vengeance impossible to occur.
USMilitary retreat has been global after full scale ignominy, following displays of inferior weapon systems. Refer to jet fighter aircraft, to missile systems, to anti-missile defense systems, to targeting systems, to jamming methods. The Pentagon weapons system funding and appropriation methods are a massive fraud center and gigantic crime scene, resulting in over $6 trillion in missing funds. The result has been both retreat from the global police sentry role by the United States, and possibly an accord toward a termination to the endless Western war agenda which serves the military industrial complex. The USGovt might actually seek a better more productive usage of $billions in annual budgets, after having squandered $25 trillion in the last 40 years. The tragic result of four decades of wasteful military spending has been a crumbling US infra-structure and numerous alienated allies.
Advent of the Gold Standard adoption on a global basis. It begins with the gold basis for trade payments, soon to be seen in the Gold Trade Note. Expect the GTNote to be launched by China, for purchase of Gulf Region oil, from both Arab monarchies and Iran. The emerging standard continues with gold bullion playing a primary role in bank reserves management, which requires the sale of USTBonds and the purchase of Gold bullion. The final step will be the launch of gold-backed currencies, which carries with it many complications.
The last forecast is the most important, since all the above forecasts merge into the Global Financial Crisis that has begun to unfold. It will be at least three to five times more powerful and widespread than the Lehman crisis in 2008. It will feature numerous crisis fronts simultaneously, and all these fronts will present intractable problems. No solution will be seen, and none offered will be viable. Nothing was fixed. The solution of monetizing every dead decrepit financial entity will be proposed, which will ignite the Gold price. The entire King Dollar Realm stands atop the USTreasury Bond, which is a haggard relic of its past.
In fact, all the horrendous policies toward mortgage bonds have been directed to the USTreasury Bond. It is the new global subprime bond, but the globalist’s problem bond child. As time passes, the obvious answer to the global crisis which will fester, grow, and intensify, will be the implementation of the Gold Standard. The major challenge with the true viable solution is that the Eastern nations are far ahead in the process. They will continue to take charge of implementing the Gold Standard with numerous non-USD platforms. Meanwhile the Western nations fester and face tremendous pressures to keep the system in place. In other words, the West will strive to keep the political and financial oligarchies and elite castles in power. They will fail. The East will face a clear pathway in putting the Gold platforms in place. They are the natural remedy, the veritable magic elixir, the remedy for debt suffocation and the toxic debt-based monetary system. It is not only upside down, but also rotten to the core.
BANK STOCK INDEX UPDATE
Sometimes a single graph can tell a very big and important story, even as a preview of what lies directly ahead. Sometimes a picture can tell a thousand words. In this case, a single stock index chart screams a major financial crisis. It is the US big bank stock index BKX, which is in deep trouble. The Jackass featured the BKX two months ago, after a mere 15% decline. Since then the three consecutive weekly powerful declines have heralded the Global Financial Crisis, part 2. The entire gap from 70 to 90 must be filled, with deep groaning and gnashing of teeth amidst cries of pain in the pits. The BKX had fallen by 30% since its January and March highs, now to have rebounded only slightly. My name for the current unfolding crisis has been steadily the Systemic Lehman Event, since nothing was fixed, all the errors repeated on the monetary side, with exclamation point the fall in the BKX index itself. In fact, the USTreasury Bond has become the new global subprime bond. The banker stock index has recovered only to the previous critical support level, which will next serve as critical resistance. Expect the BKX to fall to the 2016 summer level with a 70 handle, another 20% below the current price posted. The next decline will shake the global financial offices in a big way, and herald the full bloom of financial crisis. Recall that nothing was fixed in the last ten years. Thus one can expect a bigger fallout from the broad nasty powerful diverse damage. It will loosen the elite power structure.
THE GLOBAL SUBPRIME BOND
QE was a grand failure. The bond support helped avert big bank failures. The bond purchases averted Treasury auction failures. The end result of the insanity of QE is a repeat global financial crisis, marking the end of the multi-year hyper monetary inflation chapter. The USTBond has all the characteristics of not just a subprime bond, but a Third World nation foundation bond to underpin its currency. Here ten years later, nothing has been fixed. In fact, all the abuses heaped upon the mortgage finance sector have been repeated in sovereign bonds. The USTreasury Bond has become a subprime bond, financed by pure monetization, almost no actual bonds buyers, $trillion annual deficits, auctions rigged, with hidden demand from the derivative machinery. It qualifies as a Third World debt security. The major US corporate bonds are moving quickly to junk status, soon to be shed by the tens of $billions by pension and mutual funds in an endless parade. Expect some loud shrill sounds from afar very soon, as the $10 trillion in Emerging Market loan defaults begin. The figure is in doubt only from the definition of Emerging Market, since all their debts are ready to default from deadly currency declines. They were lured by low interest rates, but fell into the currency decline trap with spiked bamboo shoots barely covered below. In the next few months, expect that QE will be resumed, in order to monetize the SIFI important big Western banks, the elite control rooms and power centers. They are almost all vulnerable to failure. The official return to QE will light a bonfire under the Gold price, and invite debate toward the Gold Standard. It comes after the damage is more visible, and the problems are concluded as intractable (not solvable).
SYSTEMIC LEHMAN EVENT
Regardless of the name, a major crisis has begun. Some call it the Everything Bond Bubble, since the QE monetary policy has funded sovereign and corporate bonds. The major central banks have truly wrecked the entire global bond market. The debt downgrade process by debt rating agencies has only begun. It will become an absolute firestorm. Some call it the Global Financial Crisis, part 2. The Jackass prefers the name of Systemic Lehman Event, since it is part 2 with the exact same monetary abuse, bond fraud in underwriting, with a longstanding QE chaser downed each year for seven full years. The Quantitative Easing is old fashioned hyper monetary inflation of the worst kind, unsterilized, meaning huge volume of funds added to the financial system with no extractions. The global financial crisis is upon us, having entered an intermediate level of debt saturation, of bond issuance deep abuse, of market rigging corruption, of banking system insolvency at acute levels, and of economic rot setting in. The outcome of the unfolding crisis will be three to five times more magnificent that what was witnessed in 2008 and 2009, since ten more years of the same recklessness has endured, but on a grander scale.
Expect the current crisis to wreck a few big Western SIFI banks, collapse at least one national banking system, destroy at least five major Western corporations, and result in open discussion of the USGovt debt restructure, technically a default. The systemically important financial institutions (SIFI) cannot not be saved, since too many are insolvent, gigantic hollow reeds. The dirty secret is that the big Western banks are dependent upon bond carry trade easy profits and narco money laundering fees. They rely upon hidden central bank welfare, to cover their $trillion exposure to derivatives. As the Petro-Dollar dissolves, these derivatives become unmanageable. The derivatives focal point, ground zero, is Deutsche Bank. Nothing can save once mighty DBank. As a confirmation, they announce on a quarterly basis that they cannot any longer manage the mountain of nearly $50 trillion in derivatives. As additional evidence, notice the multi-$billion bonuses handed out to their executives last week. No way would that happen if the big bank were to be brought back to a healthy remedial structure. Well then again, maybe they have inside word of a major new QE initiative to monetize the big SIFI Western insolvent banks, best described as corrupted empty silos filled with Western elite excrement and stained confetti as garnish.
Nick Elway wrote:
A fun read, many believe it to be a CIA honey pot to spread disinfo and collect names of those the SPLC calls right wing extremists.
More links below from their web site, it looks like they have been accused of everything. The very last link "How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet" is an interesting Glen Greenwald article. I don't reference Sorcha Faal stuff unless I can find substantive confirmation elsewhere. Still, a fun read.
A fun read, many believe it to be a CIA honey pot to spread disinfo and collect names of those the SPLC calls right wing extremists.
More links below from their web site, it looks like they have been accused of everything. The very last link "How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet" is an interesting Glen Greenwald article. I don't reference Sorcha Faal stuff unless I can find substantive confirmation elsewhere. Still, a fun read.
Nick, it is a fun and controversial site, but it probably provides better and less fake news than CNN and MSNBC. To be truthful it is difficult to believe nearly anything they let us reference now days, and the stories from FAAL carry a point of view not allowed by our primary approved resources.
Worth watching the whole series and the diebold vids.
Had a thought today about the Global seed vault situated in Svalbard. OK the weather is favourable for seed keeping but it it a hard to reach place.
If there is some recurring catastrophe that loosens the magnetic bindings between the Earths 2 fluid cores allowing the weighty poles to swing towards the equator every 5-6000 years... maybe having a source of seeds swinging down would be useful.
Just my musings.
There has been, and will be, many events coming through the "Clock" of the universe. Who knows, pole shifts, floods, famine, earthquakes, magnetic pole shifts????? Being prepared in the natural, may be a problem. One could move to Greenland and avoid earthquakes and be buried in 500 feet of muddy water. One could avoid the equators high winds and be under 2000 feet of ice. Then we have some of the warnings from the Lord:
Luke 21:25 King James Version (KJV)
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Happy is he who is prepared both in his location and also within, for he will endure eternally. jmo Jim
ZIMBABWE:The country has collapsed. Internet is shut – and reports from Zimbabwe tell horrific tales of police and army butchering civilians – openly in the street with no international press, no citizen journalist/s with camera’s or even cell phones.
Hi Brother Steve
Zimbabwe has finally reached its Zenith in terms of the trajectory since it was known as the Bread Basket of the World – Rhodesia.
Today the situation has taken a tremendous turn. The country has collapsed. Internet is shut – and reports from Zimbabwe tell horrific tales of police and army butchering civilians – openly in the street with no international press, no citizen journalist/s with camera’s or even cell phones.
The citizenry are ‘home alone’ with the forces of evil.
It is ironic that the same cadres that caused the uprisings of the 1970’s against white farmers, who ultimately took governmental and political control and for whose rising many Rhodesian employees rose and up and slaughtered their employers in a mad compromise of their humanity by exchanging truth for a lie – whose YA given moral law written on their hearts exchanged for the lie that the ‘end justifies the means’.
Well that ‘end’ has finally come – and what an end it is, visiting destruction upon the 3rd and 4th generation/s; the end is the irony of those that rose up, are now victims of the tyranny of the Global World Order, just ripe fruit ready to be plucked and ‘deleted’ to make way for the Chinese occupation of their once glorious land.
Is South Africa watching ??!
You can be sure the answer is a simple and resounding .. NO (if you believe that SA are going to assist).
However, SA are watching but this is a sinister sign, we are watching the unfolding of a humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe – which will lead to untold thousands (more) Zimbabweans leaving Zimbabwe for South Africa – and we all know how that story line goes .. it’s a Globalist textbook replay “Rex 84/Martial Law in the US” / Islam into the Western Europe / as for South Africa – the same is planned for here!! Hugh
Jan 16, 2019
The story goes she is worried about security because of the government shutdown, but the bigger story is she is afraid of giving Trump the platform for the wall. IMHO
Pelosi asks Trump to postpone State of the Union address because of government shutdown — or deliver it in writing
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urged President Trump on Jan. 16 to postpone the Jan. 29 State of the Union address until the government reopens. (Reuters)
By John Wagner ,
Erica Werner and
January 16 at 2:37 PM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday asked President Trump to postpone his State of the Union address — or deliver it in writing — citing security concerns related to the partial federal government shutdown.
The extraordinary suggestion, which could deny Trump an opportunity to make his case for border wall funding in a prime-time televised address, came as White House officials were urging Republican senators to hold off on signing a bipartisan letter that would call for an end to the government shutdown, now in its 26th day.
In a letter to Trump, Pelosi said the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, both of which have key responsibilities for planning and implementing security at the scheduled Jan. 29 address in the House chamber, have been “hamstrung” by furloughs.
“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th,” Pelosi wrote in the letter.
[The shutdown threatens the promise of government jobs — and a way of life]
The White House had no immediate response, but Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen dismissed any security concerns Wednesday afternoon.
How will the shutdown end? These are Trump's options
As the longest shutdown in history continues, President Trump's options for reopening the government are becoming limited. Here are a few paths he could take. (Video: Monica Akhtar/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
“The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union,” she wrote on Twitter. “We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland.”
Read the full story at the link.
I still don't know if Trump is just another deep-stater dressed as a fool, or if he really is trying to drain the swamp.
It is easy to dismiss him as the former, given many of his actions and decisions. Yet, he continues to jab a sharp needle into the lifer wonks in CONgress and many other denizens of the cesspool we call government.
One thing he does well, is pull back the curtain on the sleazeballs in daily action. Before Trump, the fraudsters tried to spin the tale that our "leaders" were all solemn, forthright, honest statesmen, above reproach of any sort. And many, if not most people believed it. The MSM has been most helpful in keeping us believing they were "public servants" with the peoples' interests at heart.
Trump has helped the commoners realize it is all a fraudulent scam; the lifers in government are in bed with whoever will give them wealth and power, the people be damned.
No matter the end result, this alone somewhat makes Trump a useful tool (meant in both senses of the word).
Trump is doing the things he promised during the campaign, at least he is trying. Is he deep state, I do not believe so but he is keeping plenty of his enemies close and giving them plenty of rope. Will he be successful at draining the swamp, or is he part of it? I believe he is doing the best he can at progressing at draining the swamp.
Gitmo is remodeled and ready for occupants. At least two prison barges are on site as well so there is plenty of housing. The military is set up for tribunals so the process can move along without the issues of our court system. We new supposedly have the 'rule of law' since the appointment of Justice Kavanuagh so we can use the courts again and activist judges are being upgraded in the lower courts with conservative appointments.
Only time will truly tell but I personally believe Trump is the best thing our country has had as a leader for decades or longer. My hopes are that he will continue to work on straightening out our government and in the process complete his campaign promises to the best of his abilities.
He is a businessman and has a let's get er done state of mind and is doing so at reasonable costs. Our trade deals have come around with more improving rapidly. Our border is currently more secure than it has been since I can remember and with his wall it will continue to thwart the movement of illegals crossing our border to abuse our system.
My most sincere prayers are for his safety and health to complete the promises he so dearly desires to help Make America Great Again. I truly believe his heart is for the best for our country. He gave up a very successful business life to offer his time and expertise to help bring our country back to the rule of law.
I particularly like the way he stuck it to Pelosi and pulled the military transport for her flight to Africa and told her she could fly commercially if she so desired. Nancy, paybacks are the worst, perhaps you should reconsider the funding for the 'WALL'.
Trump just keeps winning and citizens all over Europe are noticing and desiring their leaders to do the same.
January 19, 2019
Europe Collapses Into Panic As Defiant And Unstoppable President Trump Racks Up Victory, After Victory, After Victory
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
A very interesting new Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin today noting the raging populist protests continuing throughout the European Union, states that as the “Yellow Vest” protests continue to roil France for the 10th straight week as their citizens rebel against their nation’s leftist-socialist government, British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an historic defeat over her plan to carry out her nation’s populists citizens order for their country to leave the EU—a defeat compounded, yesterday, when EU leaders were left in disbelief when May presented them with the exact same exit plan her Parliament had just voted down—and all of whom collapsed into panic after President Donald Trump used his “Art Of The Deal” skills to full effect this past week with his surprise tariff cut offer to China—that the Chinese immediately responded to by offering to go on a staggering buying spree of $1 trillion worth of American products and services. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
According to this report, as the American people are being pummeled on an hourly basis by their leftist-socialist mainstream propaganda media establishment into believing President Trump is driving their country to brink of chaos and ruin, nothing could be further from the truth as even during this past month’s US government shutdown, it has in no way affected the US economy that the Federal Reserve says “is strong, and continues to look strong”.
Not just this astonishing economic victory for the American people is President Trump able to celebrate, either, this report details, but, also, at the same he celebrated his nation’s “Religious Freedom Day” this past week, a US Federal Court jury trial awarded a Christian woman $21.5 million after her company fired her for refusing to work on Sunday during her day of religious worship.
Even more victories for the American people being piled up by President Trump, this report continues, are coming from other US Federal Court rulings—all of whose Federal Judges know their rulings will now be appealed to Trump appointed judges—most particularly on the US Supreme Court where Trump has already appointed two of them, with a third being expected soon as US Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is reported to be near death—and has caused, this past week alone, a US Federal Court to rescind their order banning Texas from kicking the abortion provider Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid—and another US Federal Court to make a ruling saying social media giants like Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc., must abide by the First Amendment, as championed by retired US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy who previously ruled in Packingham v. North Carolina that social media is now part of “the modern public square” and denying access violates the First Amendment.
With the US Senate confirming President Trump’s judicial appointments to US Federal Courts at a record pace in 2018, this report notes, more than 130 positions on the US District Court and US Court of Appeals are vacant that will give him an even greater victory than he has now—a staggering accomplishment celebrated, yesterday, by over 100,000 pro-life marchers in Washington D.C. who “went nuts” with joy while Trump spoke to them via a giant video-screen—that was totally ignored by the entire leftist mainstream media who choose to cover pro-abortion marchers—with Facebook going so far as to actually ban all ads from a pro-life motion picture about the infamous “Roe v. Wade” decision that legalized the killing of babies in their mothers wombs—but against whom a defiant and unstoppable Trump is preparing to slam with the largest corporate fine ever seen in American history.
As the American leftist mainstream propaganda media intensifies their pretext for ousting President Trump, aided by their nation’s most prominent news media outlets—that are supposedly the Fourth Estate (the press; the profession of journalism) defenders of democracy—but who are complacently giving their assent, indeed encouragement, to this abuse of power, this report concludes, they have now resorted to outright blatant lies to damage him—best exampled by this past week’s made up story about Trump giving orders to his lawyer Michael Cohn to lie to the US Congress that MSNBC and CNN used to throw the word impeachment around over 200 times in barely 24-hours—that quickly ended, though, when the Office of Special Counsel issued a terse statement exposing this story for the lie it was—and that saw CNN switching their coverage to make the case that Vice President Mike Pence’s wife should immediately be denied Secret Service protection because she teaches children at a Christian school—and all occurring while Trump continues to rack up victory, after victory, after victory for the American people.
Bulgaria has extradited to the United States a Russian national, Alexander Zhukov, alleged to have been the ringleader in a cybercrime scheme involving fraud of millions of dollars through a fake online advertising scheme.
Zhukov was indicted on November 27 2018 along with seven others, in the United States District Court Eastern District of New York. The other accused are Boris Timokhin, Mikhail Andreyev, Denis Avdeyev, Dmitry Novikov, and Alexander Isayev of Russia, and Sergei Ovsyannikov and Yevgeny Timchenko of Kazakhstan.
Zhukov appeared in the District Court in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna in November after the US applied for his extradition. Zhukov told the court at the time that he had been in Bulgaria for eight years, four as a permanent resident.
Extradited from Bulgaria to the US, he appeared in the court in Brooklyn on January 18 2019 and entered a plea of not guilty.
According to the indictment in the US court, which described the scheme as having begun some time around September 2014 and continued to December 2016, Zhukov led the development of the data centre-based scheme. He served as the chief executive of Ad Network #1, a private corporation owned by him with offices in Russia and Bulgaria.
Governments interfering with courts or failing to tackle fraud and corruption will risk suspension of EU funds, according to a draft law endorsed by MEPs on January 17.
Assisted by a panel of independent experts, the EU Commission would be tasked with establishing “generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law” and decide on measures that could include suspending EU budget payments or reducing pre-financing.
The decision would only be implemented once approved by the European Parliament and Council. Once the member state remedies the deficits identified by the EU Commission, the European Parliament and EU ministers could unlock the funds.
The European Commission may establish that the rule of law is under threat, if one or more of the following are undermined:
proper functioning of the authorities of the member state implementing the EU budget;
proper functioning of the authorities carrying out financial control;
proper investigation of fraud – including tax fraud -, corruption or other breaches affecting the implementation of the EU budget;
effective judicial review by independent courts;
recovery of funds unduly paid;
preventing and penalising tax evasion and tax competition;
cooperation with the European Anti-Fraud Office and, if applicable, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office.
To assist the Commission, a panel of independent experts in constitutional law and financial matters, comprising one expert appointed by the national parliament of each member state and five named by the European Parliament, would assess the situation in all member states on a yearly basis and make a public summary of its findings.
Depending on the scope of the shortcomings and the budget management procedure, the Commission can decide on one or several measures, including:
interrupting payment deadlines,
reducing pre-financing and
Trump for 2020
January 20, 2019
Child’s Secret Message From Trump To Putin Halts Russia’s Planned Destruction Of US Warship
A jaw-dropping new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the planned electronic-destruction of the USS Donald Cook that’s just sailed into the Black Sea was ordered halted by President Putin after the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) analyzed as “highly probable” a warning issued by top President Trump associate Roger Stone that a coup to throw Trump from power and install Hillary Clinton as president is underway—a plot, however, whose doubts about were raised within the SVR during the confirmation hearing for Trump’s new US Attorney General William Barr when he had his 8-year-old grandson Liam sit behind him and conspicuously display a note in child’s handwriting with the words “I think Rusha's people are fine...it is the government is the problem”. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
William Barr has grandson display message (above) warning American “Deep State” government is “problem”, not the Russian people
According to this report, in April-2014, the leftist-socialist Obama Regime provocatively ordered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook to sail into the Russian-protected waters of the Black Sea—with it then being met with superior Russian electronic countermeasures that left it dead in the water, and its crew so demoralized, 27 of them requested to be relieved from active service.
With credible coup threats against President Trump becoming harder to ignore, with some warning he may only have 11-days left in power, this report continues, the assaults against him have accelerated over the past few days with the “Deep State” aligned Washington Post publishing an article titled “The Shabbiest U.S. President Ever Is An Inexpressibly Sad Specimen”—the equally “Deep State” aligned MSNBC cable news network warning their leftist-socialist viewers that Trump is preparing to order his tens-of-millions of supporters into the streets of the US to start a civil war—and top Democrat Party US Congressman Eric Swalwell declaring “all evidence I’ve seen shows Trump is a Russian agent”—a convoluted mangling of logic as his “evidence” needs no proof with his stating all he has is “I haven’t seen a single piece of evidence that he’s not”—all of which were followed by someone of not sound mind thinking it would be a good idea to sail the USS Donald Cook back into the Black Sea where, like in 2014, Russian military forces are prepared to destroy it.
With the war between President Trump and his “Deep State” enemies threatening to explode into a global conflagration, this report notes, Trump appointed William Barr to be his US Attorney General—with virtually none of the American people knowing that Barr is a feared CIA master operative who has rampaged through the “Deep State” establishment for decades protecting both his intelligence agency and US presidents from all threats and investigations—while at the same time, keeping the US and former Soviet Union from blowing each other up by keeping hidden all of their secrets.
In US Attorney General nominee William Barr having his grandson Liam display a message showing he had no animosity towards Russia, this report details, he then truthfully told his US Senate questioners that China, not Russia, was the greatest threat facing the United States—a position that’s grounded in his deep Christian faith that, in 1992, led him to blast America’s public schools for no longer providing moral instruction, with his asserting that public schools had undergone a “moral lobotomy” he blamed on “extremist notions of separation of church and state”—and his, also in 1992, attacking “modern secularists” for ushering in cultural decline and his remarking “the secularists of today are clearly fanatics” and stating “to the extent that a society’s moral culture is based on God’s law, it will guide men toward the best possible life”.
With America having now having become the world’s new “socialist frontier”—a great historical irony as that unlike the Russian people who understood the perils of socialism and fought the Bolsheviks in a bloody three-year civil war that by some estimates took fifteen million lives, the freedom-loving Americans keep voting themselves into socialism, this report concludes, President Putin has determined that with the feared master CIA operative William Barr by his side, President Trump will not only be able to survive the “Deep State” coup plot threat against him, but also win reelection next year—an assessment confirmed as being true by Lord Ashcroft who runs the globally respected Lord Ashcroft Polls organization in London—and whose just released poll of over 15,000 Americans shows Trump’s hopes of securing six more years in the White House are actually being boosted as Democrats stage a Jeremy Corbyn-style lurch towards socialism—with his explicitly stating: “Young Democrats blinded by their hatred of the Donald risk picking a presidential candidate so Left-wing that all they will guarantee is six more years of Trump”.
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Donald Trump Sparks Anger With 'Send A Brick' To Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer Campaign
HuffPost•January 19, 2019
President Donald Trump has faced backlash after his 2020 campaign team launched a new fundraising drive to send bricks to the offices of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
The Republican National Committee, Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale and Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. each hyped the initiative and its BuildTheBorderWall.com website on Twitter Friday:
“Since Chuck and Nancy keep stonewalling the President, why don’t we send the wall to them, brick by brick, until they agree to secure the border!” tweeted Trump Jr.
The website itself encourages people to “send a brick to Chuck and Nancy” as part of the “fight to fund” Trump’s proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Its home page offers people two options to either “send Nancy a brick” or to “send Chuck a brick.” It features a photograph of a red brick superimposed with an SMS number to which people can text to donate to the cause — and the claim that enough fentanyl entered the U.S. in 2018 to “kill every American.”
SS, I think you need a morning funny to share with your wife. I received this e-mail (they must know I do not text,twitter or whatever):
Hello dear friend it was a joy to get your letter it made me very happy. I enjoy fishing, books and walking is good for the health.
I have never been married or have kid. Happy to know that you have a steady job. I live and work in Novgorod which is on the river Volga in Russian Federation. Am Russian, Caucasian with brown eyes and dark hair. do you love pets? Am want to find a stable relationship.
I'll be open with you. I'll finish it for now. look forward to your next letter. All the best my dear. Mari
Linda, when she get up from bed, will at least know that "Mari" has picked an old, broken down a bit, man married for 51 years, and is old enough to be her grandfather. Or, Linda will hit me with a frying pan. Jim
I get the spam also. How they get it who knows, but it is funny they think we are hot young studs looking for extras. Little do they know our wives would throw us under the bus if we responded.
the Nigerian Finance minister telling me I inherited $27,000,000 from my uncle, the king, who's will directed I receive this boon as his sole heir. Just send my bank routing Fed number MICR and name on the account. They will do the rest.
Since this is clearly a viable offer, my only question is how I ended up with family in Nigeria and got so lucky to be in his will. Mom never told me her brother was royalty. Funny how that works out since mom was kind of a pasty white woman