July 22nd – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #549

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675 Responses to July 22nd – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #549

  1. Pat Frederick says:

    disclaimer: I am not a believer or dis-believer in Q and I do not tweet
    during a statement our POTUS made on July 17, the lights flickered (went out) at the White House. his statement was about trusting the intelligence community. now there is a story circulating (a friend told me on twitter) that this corresponds to the time Q when silent…
    is any of that true for those of you treepers who tweet and follow Q?

    not asking for any info from Q just is the timing correct? I thought I read that Q stopped tweeting July 4th…so I am just wondering is all…

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  2. Dora says:

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    • Jenny R. says:

      The lines up with what I’ve heard from some Saudis: “we don’t want them” why? “because they’re criminals”.
      At this point it would be nice if every country decided to put differences aside, work for the common good…and determine what to do with these large numbers of criminals (such as islamists and other criminal gang members, like MS13…maybe Antifa perhaps??? well, at the very least the two former and their ilk).
      No countries’ citizens should have to put up with them.
      A Devil’s Island sort of thing perhaps? Could we place them on some deserted island in the middle of the Indian Ocean and just leave them there? I’m sure they could keep themselves all entertained.

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      • Lady in Red says:

        Each country needs to keep, accept return of, and deal with their own criminals.

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        • Jenny R. says:

          Thing is: most of these fellows, much like the criminals coming into our country, are from multiple countries, with no identification of which country they are from thus making it almost impossible to sort out any country of origin.
          And they are all criminals — so under those circumstances I can see why people are loathe to accept them.
          My idea is just a suggestion for breaking through the clutter — surely the world can agree to cooperate in rounding them up and destroying their evil effect…although if certain leaders are not…well, that would be telling, wouldn’t it?

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        • sunnydaze says:

          Lady, why would their own countries want a bunch of criminals, when the EU is perfectly willing to take them off their hands?

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        The phantom zone?

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      • CaptainNonno says:

        Used to be Australia. Guess that’s out now.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      The ME Muslim countries have been saying this since 2014 when Angela Merkel first open the floodgates.

      They all refused because of potential problems with these people.

      Merkel and the EU knew what they were doing when they let them in. It was purposeful for the destruction of W. Europe.

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  3. paulraven1 says:

    Dan Coats is a complete effing idiot and should be removed at the first decent opportunity. His remarks to Andrea Mitchell are mind-bogglingly oafish and he clearly has no loyalty to, feel for or interest in how Donald Trump operates.

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    • Oldschool says:

      “YOU’RE FIRED”

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    • Arthur says:

      He just issued an official apology for his “awkward response”.

      I was floored watching that pathetic imbecile’s reaction to the invitation of Putin to WH.
      Gushing all over A. Mitchell and the leftist audience, with zero dignity and self-control. Rolling his eyes, playing the clown to please them. Like a juvenile. Disgusting.

      To think this idiot is Director of National Intelligence. What in the world was in DT’s head when he put him there? Same goes for Wray, or Rosenstein.
      All of them were approved by Senate with 90+ votes. No wonder.

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      • Oldschool says:

        Unfortunately, Trump, completely inexperienced in politics and politicians, was reliant on swamp advisors early on. It waa his biggest vulnerability, imo.

        Likely he has learned much, but his delay and reluctance to act could indicate the enemy has him where they want him. Time will tell

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        • YvonneMarie says:

          Oh . I do not think so.
          He has the enemy right where he needs it.
          Completely inexperienced in politics???? He is a NYC mogul for crying out loud!
          Patience please.
          You can’t possibly be scared of Cohen or Davis????
          The Deplorables will be the victors in November.
          Time will tell indeed.

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        • Tom! says:

          Agree old school. President Trump is invested with the constitutional powers and in fact the constitutional requirement to clean this mess up. So far not a good look for the most powerful leader on this planet. I wish him the best and pray that he will recognize his awesome responsibility to the country and act accordingly.

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        • NC PATRIOT says:

          POTUS has been a student of politics for at least 30 years. He has dealt with politicians , especially in NY, but also elsewhere, in his vast business dealings. He has dealt with some real sharks. He had a close affinity to JFK Jr. who was killed in the plane crash years ago—and was a great fan and follower of Reagan, when he was a young man.

          He was well familiar with the “swamp” and, in fact used that expression often on the campaign trail. His only comment in the early months of his presidency was “The swamp is much deeper that I realized” He has also known the Clintons and their vast criminality for years.

          He knew, as an outsider, that he would be resisted by most in both parties. But he had to use trial and error as far as finding the ones he could trust. That is why he surrounded himself with military people where possible.

          “They” do not have him where they want him. “They” are terrified that they are about to be exposed. You have it backwards—or you have not researched VSG’s history.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        the Deep State Swamp approved of Coats and threw the book (after writing up a pack of lies) at Flynn…

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        • Oldschool says:

          I want to think that snarky, but as time goes by, i am not sure exactly what flynn’s role was. I remember how flynn was touted as this super spook, a king of the spooks, brilliant. Does it make sense he got snookered into a meet up/inquisition with Sally Yates, in the whitehouse, with NO legal representation? He was in a position in the zero admin to know everyone of these corrupt DOJ/FBI high level operatives. How did such a super spook allow himself to be caught like that? Just never sat right with me. Much the same as sessions recusal without meeting FIRST with POTUS. These are not behaviors that experienced, well seasoned, honorable men display. Something doesn’t fit.

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          • upper379 says:

            OldSchool, Flynn was up to his eyebrows having kissed up to Erdogan with a lot of lucrative contracts to lobby for Turkey. IMO he was as dirty as hell.

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            • Oldschool says:

              Agree upper.

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              • NC PATRIOT says:

                Flynn was high up in Military intelligence. He disagreed with the Obama Admin. and was an early supporter of PDJT. “they” wanted him gone—so he was Muellers first target.
                He knows where all the bodies are buried. He pleaded guilty on a bogus charge because his plea bargain allowed him to “tell what he knows” and Hubers group of prosecutors likely have reams of his testimony—-just waiting. IMO

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        • Alex50 says:

          President Trump has been a business man all his adult life; he’s not used to swimming in the mucky, political swamp. His non-business appointments have largely been very problematic. I’d love to agree with the very optimistic comments on this site but I’ve developed an excellent B.S. detector over the years and realize even great leaders make mistakes.

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          • boogywstew says:

            President Trump wasn’t a hardware store owner, he was involved in NYC, American and international real estate development and was active in politics aside from being a candidate in 2016. Maybe he wasn’t “swimming in the mucky ….”, but he was at least in an airboat cruising the swamp. Something that has been alluded to a few times but probably leaves a bigger impression on those of us who’ve had a problem with booze, then quit. Citizen Trump probably spent thousands of hours with folks who’s tongues were loosened by Demon Alcohol and he was sober to hear it. Not only do folks say stuff they shouldn’t … they often times don’t remember that they did ! It is a huge advantage.

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          • NC PATRIOT says:

            Mistakes ?Really? Don’t say Tillerson. He had good knowledge of SA and because of him, POTUS was able to make inroads with the Crown Prince and the King. After he served his purpose, he was no longer needed.

            Others? Pruitt? He spent a full year cleaning out the EPA to the great consternation of the left. But they finally got him b/c of some of his spending irregularities but not until VSG had an equally tough assistant at the ready.
            Others?

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      • Dixie says:

        Incompetent, unimpressive, disloyal and unsupportive of our VSG. Send Coats home.

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      • bessie2003 says:

        I think the timing of the information about the President inviting Putin to visit DC in the fall, while Coats was in the gabfest with A. Mitchell was the White House’s way of letting Director Coats that he is not in the loop of what the President’s really doing. Think this was a nice, yet subtle way, of letting the man know he’s not really in the know. Know what I mean?

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        • Oldschool says:

          Not sure if it was timed that way (sure seems like it bessie), but it sure sent a message. Coates is now the Fredo of the family. Freeze him out.

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    • dallasdan says:

      His words betray his disloyalty to the President. He knew what he was saying.

      The dismissals have been many. The President looks very hard for the good apples among the bushel of bruised and rotten ones offered by those who are either incompetent or, worse, purposefully attempting to undermine him. Next man or woman up.

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  4. ogoggilby says:

    A poem written by Englishman Rudyard Kipling, c.1895. Did young Donald read this when he was a boy?

    “If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”

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  5. Piper says:

    Clapper comes clean!
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/obamas-former-director-of-national-intelligence-says-obama-behind-entire-russia-witch-hunt/
    The first one to turn!
    I truly NEVER expected this and am going to choke on my popcorn!! 🍿

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    • Rckymtn says:

      weren’t those comments a few days ago? I watched what he said before the fisa release yesterday was like weds or thurs so from what I can tell he wasn’t directly talking about the FISA release however that doesn’t mean he wasn’t assigning the blame to O in a round about way

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Rats just eating their own to save themselves.

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    • Dora says:

      I notice that Barack Hussein is safe in Kenya at the moment.

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    • dallasdan says:

      I would be very skeptical of the headline since it is TGP, but the direct quotes from Clapper are damning. I will look forward to widespread news coverage of his revelation. /s

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      • There is a video at the link. I had to sign out to see it because the poster is one of those who blanket blocks. You can hear Clapper say that there would have been no investigation if Obama didn’t direct one be made.

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    • NC PATRIOT says:

      Clapper came off as a doofus——but I think his heart was not fully “in” the mission. Not like Brennan—who is the real snake.

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    • churchmouse says:

      @Piper: the title is misleading. It should read ‘Clapper credits Obama for Mueller probe’, because Clapper says:

      ‘If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.’

      Based on that, Clapper is giving Obama credit.

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  6. G. Combs says:

    VERY LONG COMMENTs WITH LOTS OF LINKS…
    I am a bit behind in my reading.

    I just read MAGADJT comment

    Think about it. Companies look at all kinds of data such as market forecasts, sales trends, and a myriad of other information before making the decision to invest in new plant/equipment, employees, R&D. The fact that there are new plants being built, new factories opening, and employees being hired means that these companies believe the current economic trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. If they felt it was temporary, they would not be investing scarce capital in these types of things.

    >>>>>>>>>>

    First off President Trump is in office for 4 years or at most eight years. It is taking him most of the first four to get his policies in place. Corporations are NOT going to shift based on a 1/2 decade to a decade’s worth of policies.

    So we are left with the REAL REASON for the shift. Remember, President Trump KNOWS these CEOs and knows what they have been thinking. Never forget The Chinese Red Army has been hacking hundreds of companies, universities and even the US government and Oak Ridge Labs. Patents translate into $$$ and companies are losing their shirts to Chinese hacking and technology confiscation.
    ………….

    From my old notes a bit of history and the real reason WHY I think companies are coming back to the USA. — They were sold the same bill of goods we were and current events show it was ROTTEN TO THE CORE and very very dangerous!

    You have to understand where the Progressives are coming from. The current US foreign and economic policy is based on INTERDEPENDENCE.

    “Economic Interdependence and War: A Theory of Trade Expectations,” International Security, Vol. 20, no.4 (Spring 1996)

    Does economic interdependence increase or decrease the probability of war among states?

    With the Cold War over, this question is taking on importance as trade levels between established powers such as the United States and Russia and emerging powers such as Japan, China, and Western Europe grow to new heights. In this article, I provide a new dynamic theory to help overcome some of the theoretical and empirical problems with current liberal and realist views on the question.

    The prolonged debate between realists and liberals on the causes of war has been largely a debate about the relative salience of different causal variables. Realists stress such factors as relative power, while liberals focus on the absence or presence of collective security regimes and the pervasiveness of democratic communities.(1) Economic interdependence is the only factor that plays an important causal role in the thinking of both camps, and their perspectives are diametrically opposed.

    Liberals argue that economic interdependence lowers the likelihood of war by increasing the value of trading over the alternative of aggression: interdependent states would rather trade than invade. As long as high levels of interdependence can be maintained, liberals assert, we have reason for optimism. Realists dismiss the liberal argument, arguing that high interdependence increases rather than decreases the probability of war. In anarchy, states must constantly worry about their security. Accordingly, interdependence – meaning mutual dependence and thus vulnerability – gives states an incentive to initiate war, if only to ensure continued access to necessary materials and goods.

    The unsatisfactory nature of both liberal and realist theories is shown by their difficulties in explaining the run-ups to the two World Wars…..

    Bill Clinton with his ratification of the World Trade Organization in 1996 and his ‘Reaching Out to China’ for campaign contributions put in place World Interdependence. Both the IMF and former WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy said so.
    (For IMF see: Convergence, Interdependence, and Divergence, Finance & Development, September 2012, Vol. 49, No. 3 (wwwDOT)imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2012/09/dervis.htm)

    For Pascal Lamy and Ian Goldin (University of Oxford )

    Rethinking International Institutions

    The simple fact is that with interconnectedness comes interdependence. In order to protect the global commons, world leaders must pursue shared solutions as inclusively and efficiently as possible – a process that can be accomplished only through international institutions. Failure to do so would threaten the tremendous progress that globalization has facilitated in recent decades….

    …In order to increase the productivity of global negotiations, the Oxford Martin Commission recommends creating coalitions of motivated countries, together with other actors, such as cities and businesses. As outcomes improve, international bodies’ legitimacy would be strengthened, which over time would enhance countries’ willingness to delegate powers to them.

    Moreover, the commission proposes creating voluntary platforms to facilitate the creation of global treaties in vital areas. For example, a taxation and regulatory exchange would help countries to tackle tax avoidance and harmonize corporate taxation, while promoting information sharing and cooperation. Likewise, a cyber-security data-sharing platform could prove vital to understanding, preventing, and responding to cyber attacks.

    As governments learn to collaborate with one another and with other actors, such as businesses and civil-society groups, faith in the power of international cooperation would be restored. In such an environment, breaking the gridlock on urgent global issues would be far easier than it has become in the current atmosphere of disillusionment and mistrust.

    (wwwDOT)project-syndicate.org/commentary/pascal-lamy-and-ian-goldinpropose-mechanisms-for-improving-global-governance-and-cooperation#vmmmppk181rXXIfl.99

    Back to Al Gore and his continuing push for Interdependence to this day.

    The Sugar Daddy of Al Gore (Jr and Sr) was Armand Hammer, chairman of Occidental Petroleum. In 1921 he cut a deal with Lenin of the Soviet Union. In 1980, Deng Xiaoping of China said to Hammer, “You were a friend of Lenin. You must come to China and help us, too!” So in 1982 Hammer went to Peking and cut deals with China.

    Maurice Strong, also a good friend of China and Mikhail S. Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union, created the Earth Charter aka the Declaration of Independence ===> Agenda 21. Al Gore and George Soros have multiple connections with all of these people.

    Christiana Figueres, disciple of Al Gore, and Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention stated:
    “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution… democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China is the best model.“
    …………

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    So Independence is what was sold to corporations as well as the rest of us.
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    • piper567 says:

      G, we appreciate your tenacity.
      Thanks for this post.
      Some Treepers are inspired Pearl Divers, and you are certainly one.

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  7. G. Combs says:

    Obviously, according to the Progressives, with all this international economic interdependence, the shipping of US technology and jobs to other countries, the reaching out of US leaders such as Bill and Hitlery Clinton, Obama and John Kerry, war is no longer a threat and the USA can just ignore Russia’s maneuvers and China’s saber rattling in ‘a declining state of stability and security in the South China Sea’ and just keep their eyes trained on the real goal, Global Governance.

    Unfortunately not everyone seems to be with the program or as Benjamin Carlson put it on January 30, 2014 “China is playing chicken with the US military in the South China Sea”

    I do not think the Progressives assumptions about ‘Economic Interdependence’ are correct and that leaves the USA up a creek having given away all our paddles (along with our economic technology and military secrets) to the Chinese.

    If I and many others saw this several years ago, you better believe a lot of corporate heads, who made lots of short term $$$ in China only to find all their technologies stolen and now find their long term livelihood gone, also saw it. They also saw the contempt the Chinese have for non-Chinese, the military build up, the excess of military age Chinese males, China’s contempt for contracts and human life…. and probably are very glad to beat feet back to the USA! After all corporations can’t make money in a war if China holds all the cards, including THEIR factories and THEIR technology. (Communist governments also have a tendency to nationalize industries at whim.)

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    • Steven says:

      One point about these supply males, they are the sole name bearers. If the Chinese government attempt to go to war, you can be assured a lot of families would revolt for the sake of their ancestors.

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      Yours are the first comments I have ever seen which at least partly rationalizes the hysteria behind the push to globalize economically with a corollary of giving away our sovereignty. Don’t agree with it, but I appreciate you trying to make sense of it.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      Excellent reminder of the beginnings of their actions. Thanks for posting this!

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  8. G. Combs says:

    Another over looked fact is China has no love of Great Britain and the USA. Never forget the Opium Wars. With China FINALLY getting back control of Hong Kong you can be dead sure the Chinese have not forgotten China’s Century of HUMILIATION.

    Lessons of history: China’s century of humiliation: The repercussions of British opportunism in China during the Opium Wars can be felt in geopolitics even today

    READ! ==> China Picks at the Scab to Keep the Wound Fresh

    “….A passage from an essay by the Australian defense analyst Paul Monk is very telling on the subject of what President Xi intends for Asia’s near future:”

    In any case, Xi Jinping, despite his genial smile, good English, and familiarity with the United States, is no reforming liberal. Shortly after assuming the presidency, he took all the members of his politburo with him to the bizarre museum the Party has built in Tiananmen Square – the museum of national humiliation and revival. He pointed out to them the exhibits showing the arrival of the Jesuits via Macao in the sixteenth century and how this had been the beginning of the infiltration and humiliation of China by the West. He pointed out the exhibits showing the Japanese invasions of China and making the unfounded assertion that the Japanese were defeated by the Communist Party with a little help from “good” Nationalist generals. The Americans, he said, then became the enemy. “Against this external enemy,” he told China’s inner group of top leaders, “we must stick together.”

    THAT should send a chill down the spine of any corporate head or American.

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    • Bud Klatsch says:

      More currently China needs to be reminded that largely America saved their sorry asses from the Japanese occupation at great expense and loss of lives. A friend of mine flew the Burma Hump to supply the Chinese and was shot down snd spent several weeks in jungles being returned to safety by Chinese mercenaries. Likely their ancestors are all in Taiwan now.

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  9. G. Combs says:

    Next up is GOLD

    At this point things get interesting.
    Both Russia and China have been rattling the cage for several years making it obvious they want to see the end of the US Dollar as the World Reserve Currency. The USD is a fiat currency controlled by bankers and not the US government. NEVER FORGET THAT. You can be sure that if I and others at CTH can figure out the US government and the EU are puppets of the international banksters so can the Chinese and Russians.

    Pitched Currency War & USDollar Rejection

    02/11/2013
    Friend of gold Jim Sinclair, an executive to a mining firm with interests in Tanzania, put it so well. He captures the theme of this article when he said, “It is the constant drop in the dollar’s usage as a contract mechanism internationally. No one sees this but it is the Hammer of Thor on the head of the dollar.” The rejection of the USDollar in global trade will mean the end of the abused privilege in a currency turned toxic.

    You then had the The Cyprus Bank Haircut in May 2013 that directly impacted Russia.
    h t t p://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/03/31/theres-something-very-strange-about-the-cyprus-bank-haircut-very-strange-indeed/

    In May 2013 Australia Enters Direct Currency Trading Agreement With China
    h t t p://www.mondaq.com/australia/x/236650/international+trade+investment/Australia+Enters+Direct+Currency+Trading+Agreement+With+China

    In July 2013 China Maneuvers To Take Away U.S. ‘Dominant Reserve Currency Status’
    h t t p://seekingalpha.com/article/1578602-china-maneuvers-to-take-away-u-s-dominant-reserve-currency-status

    On September 05, 2013 the BRICS countries, China, Russia, Brazil South Africa and India decide to thumb their nose at the IMF and World Bank. BRICS agree to capitalize development bank at $100bn
    h t t p://rt.com/business/russia-brics-bank-g20-468/

    At this point you need to look at GOLD.
    Congress has no idea of how much gold is in Fort Knox. The banks won’t let them count it.

    Calculations show the USA has no ‘Good Deliverable Gold’ left. The Great American Disaster: How Much Gold Remains In Fort Knox? Remember this was the gold confiscated from US citizens by FDR to back the Federal Reserve bank script.

    China for several years has encouraged her citizens to BUY GOLD. China Urges Citizens to Buy Gold and Silver.
    h t t p://seekingalpha.com/article/159962-china-urges-citizens-to-buy-gold-and-silver

    The Chinese government has been buying up gold. China Working Quietly To Buy Up Gold.
    h t t p://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2013/07/22/china-working-quietly-to-buy-up-gold/

    Putin Turns Black Gold to Bullion as Russia Outbuys World
    h t t p://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-10/putin-turns-black-gold-into-bullion-as-russia-out-buys-world.html

    Mining Gold.

    http://www.usfunds.com/interactive/global-gold-mining-production/#.Ula28rARhoA%5DGlobal Gold Mining Production. For the map, click the center then hover over a country. For the actual amounts go to the bottom left of the map and click the magnifying glass.

    Three of the BRICS countries have increased gold mining and they are the world’s top producers. The US has gold But the UNITED NATIONS BLOCKED the mine near Yellowstone.
    h t t p://www.cnie.org/nle/crsreports/mining/mine-9.cfm
    As does Dianne Feinstein’s Surreptitious California Desert Protection Act: …This desert preserve would increase by 29,000 acres to include a former gold mining area.
    h t t p://wilderness.org/article/california-desert-protection-act

    Note as the price of gold rises ‘Former’ mines become profitable again.

    In a nutshell
    Russia and China want to get rid of the USDollar as reserve currency they orginially indicated they wanted IMF SDRs instead. (They are based on gold) The Banksters said NO! Russia and China then started purchasing or mining gold as fast as they can while the idiot traitors we had as politicians BLOCK our access to our gold. The BRICS countries including the three larges gold producing nations are forming an international bank and China has a side deal on currency with the fifth top gold producer, Australia.
    ……

    From the IMF (International Monetary fund)
    Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)

    The SDR was created by the IMF in 1969 to support the Bretton Woods fixed exchange rate system. A country participating in this system needed official reserves—government or central bank holdings of gold and widely accepted foreign currencies—that could be used to purchase the domestic currency in foreign exchange markets, as required to maintain its exchange rate. But the international supply of two key reserve assets—gold and the U.S. dollar —proved inadequate for supporting the expansion of world trade and financial development that was taking place. Therefore, the international community decided to create a new international reserve asset under the auspices of the IMF.

    However, only a few years later, the Bretton Woods system collapsed and the major currencies shifted to a floating exchange rate regime. In addition, the growth in international capital markets facilitated borrowing by creditworthy governments. Both of these developments lessened the need for SDRs….

    This put the whole world on a banker controlled Fiat Bank Script Banking System allowing them to rape and control countries at will. The BRICS countries decided to counter this with a gold backed money system.

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    • Could all of this long thread been posted as a separate article? Lots of reading expected for a simple “comment” section.

      All good stuff, just could have been posted as a separate article, subject of course, to Sundance’s approval.

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      • Joe K Lombard says:

        BREVITY

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      • PaulM says:

        Exactly, either summarize or write a novel and post the link for those who might be interested. I already have to scroll past all the posts that have a few words in between masses of twitter links.

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        • piper567 says:

          wethepeople,
          I kinda operate under the assumption that some Treepers read CTH regularly as a source of information, as well as commentary.
          Further, often readers ARE interested in the level of detail contained in these mini-threads such as these by G.Combs.
          G. has been contributing the result of her work, in this type of format, for well over a year., and this is the first time I recall there being any blowback.
          Many contributors on this board share this type of information with one another, and at times I have seen a Thank You to such writers for filling in gaps personal work/research.
          Especially in the last six months, I have scrolled past innumerable “comments” from CTH non-regulars, and much appreciate the scrolling feature which most of us have on our equipment.
          I, for one, am grateful to G., not only for her work, but for her generosity in sharing.

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      • singular says:

        G.Combs and WeThe People, juat speaking for myself, much easier for me to read it this way as posted. Thank you, G.Combs.

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    • Chris says:

      TY GC, great recap and details.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      Todd Hoffman and the Gold Rush tv show crew will be happy to hear this.

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    • Joseb says:

      The US being the world reserve currency allows us to safely live about 10% above our means. Above that we have a problem. Not being the reserve currency puts us in a real bind. Effectively we become closer to a gold standard but without the benefits.

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    • Steven says:

      India and it’s people are the largest possessors of the gold. It is not surprising that Russia’s and China wants India in the board. This is one of the reasons VSGP Trump courted India immediately after his inauguration and ended up with a bilateral trade. Its large population helps, too, as potential consumers.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      This makes it interesting in that Treas. Sect. Mnuchin took a tour of the gold reserve shortly after taking office.

      An excellent book that traces the history of gold to the earliest days of civilization, “The Power of God, the History of an Obsession” by Peter L. Bernstein, is an interesting discourse on the movement, flow, development of gold as currencies through the different ages of man and eminent nations.

      He had some interesting observations about how gold would move into China, but never seemed to leave, whereas other nations willingly used their gold reserves as transferable commodities to secure their nations financial stability. At least, that was my understanding of what that part of the book.

      With Sec. Mnuchin making that visit, that seems very promising that this Administration is taking a new look at these fundamentals for backing a nation’s currency.

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    • Plain Jane says:

      Thank you G. Combs for this (to me), incredible primer.

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  10. StanH says:

    As we move through the Presidency of Donald J. Trump the more I believe he’s been put in place by Divine Providence. The evil forces that are against him would have destroyed a lesser man. I believe he buoyed by God, and though an imperfect man, the right man at the right time. With all of the things that are being exposed, I no longer have any question that the vote in this country has been tampered with and not by Russia. I would bet that even in 2016 they cheated but just not enough. My Spidey senses tell that Mr. Trump probably won big, but was diminished by the Cabal. With November fast approaching and the deep state in full protect mode, precautions must be taken to ensure the Midterm Elections. The FEC better damn well be getting ready, because zebras don;t change their stripes. While deep state is in protect mode we need to be in prevent mode and demand the integrity of our election process, we now know fraud is SOP with deep state, to cheat is to breath for this kind of evil.

    MAGA! …by ensuring illegals can’t vote, paper ballots, purge voter rolls, require ID, etc.

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  11. Gil says:

    I wish lil marco would resign. He must be in very deep within the swamp.

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    • WSB says:

      Paul Singer purchased oppo research, but the dossier was started later by the Clinton camp.

      Here, as a reminder:

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/10/25/no-the-russian-dossier-did-not-begin-with-gop-it-began-with-clinton-and-the-dnc/

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      • Gil says:

        Yes maam, but marco stopped the judge nominee from being approved this week and apparently is ok with going after Page via the fisa. He obviously has masters who direct every play. When he pipes up its always in the negative!

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        • LULU says:

          Marco still supported by a billionaire Florida businessman? Norman Braman. He effectively supported the Rubio family (employed Marquito’s wife in his business) and has heavily backed Marquito’s political adventures for some time. They were talking about him in 2015 (according to my search)

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          • LULU says:

            And there is Paul Singer:

            Marco Rubio got some great news on with backing from influential hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, who was heavily courted by multiple GOP presidential candidates, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

            But Singer’s backing — while a huge positive for Rubio in the money race — does not come without some risks for the Florida senator. Singer is distrusted in the conservative base of the GOP both for his support of same-sex marriage and his support of Rubio’s immigration reform efforts in the Senate. According to a person close to Singer, the hedge fund billionaire gave $100,000 to support immigration reform, which the right widely regards as “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants.

            Singer’s backing encapsulates a major potential problem for the Rubio candidacy. The senator wants and needs the vast piles of money the GOP’s Wall Street establishment is capable of pushing his way. Nobody organizes and directs that money better than Singer.

            Article went on to say that Singer backing could turn Marquito into an Establishment candidate (think Jebster).

            https://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/02/the-perils-of-paul-singers-cash-for-marco-rubio.html

            Short of money – personally and politically – Marquito has always been ready for the picking by anyone who wanted to buy himself a politician.

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          • piper567 says:

            imo, Marco has no personal integrity.
            He is a marionette, has trouble evaluating his puppeteers’ offers in making his decisions to act.
            His inconsistent behavior fits well into my assessment of him.
            He is a pretty pathetic little fellow.

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    • Convert says:

      Oh BOOM! Now this is great!

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  12. rondo says:

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2018/07/mark-levin-only-two-entities-interfered.html?m=1

    Only two entities interfered in our election — Russia and the Obama administration

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  13. ALEX says:

    Perhaps the quote of this entire Fake Russia Collusion…..

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    • Amy2 says:

      Gowdy also said, “we’ll never know what evidence the FBI had because they focused on the dossier.” What the hell Trey?!!

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  14. pyromancer76 says:

    Treepers might want to take a look at this 2016 article in the Free Beacon. It is about H&B’s holding companies in Delaware. https://freebeacon.com/issues/delaware-address-home-200000-shell-companies-including-hillary-clintons/ Might any of these companies be involved in illegal activities.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Noted by Imperator Rex this morning.: REX‏ @_ImperatorRex_ · 12h12 hours ago

      10. BTW – Delaware, money laundering / tax evasion center. Clinton Foundation tax/laundering center. Manafort tax/ money laundering center. Coincidence?

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  15. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Hilly models shower curtain at OZY Fest

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Remember there were 100’s of non-law enforcement employees at the FBI, described by Comey. They could easily receive clearances to do their research that was stopped by Admiral Rogers. Then there were all contractors in the INTEL community, vetted by all same conspirators trying to bring down the President. Just wondering out of curiosity if somebody authorized Hillary’s server as a Stand Alone AIS and all the processes involved with authorizing and maintaining it were “paper over by INTEL (Clapper, Brennan, McCabe and Strzok)??

      If this is true, it answers my assertion about all the break-in by bad actors in their cyber attacks on the US Government and US Businesses. This is the real crime and espionage being protected. Once they gained Obama’s e-mails on the Clinton server he had no choice but to join the gang.

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  16. inquisitorLost says:

    12 minute presentation on historical perspective of current trade tensions (author Alfred Eckes was delayed by weather/flights so his comments were read by the Center Director).
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4741404/aleckestradestatements.

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  17. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Gowdy: If Collusion Existed, Schiff Would Have Leaked It
    http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/22/gowdy-adam-schiff-leak-collusion/

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  18. LULU says:

    Morbidly fascinating to see the outpouring of interest in Clapper’s disclosure that the whole spying thing was Obama’s idea./s

    (Nary a ripple as of this comment.)

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  20. AKM says:

    CTH has noted that Maggie Haberman of NYT has decided that she will stop interacting with twitter. Many are taking the p*ss. What if she is one of the “journalists” paid by Fusion GPS to promulgate the Dossier / Russia / Trump treason narrative? Maybe a lawyer is advising her to withdraw from a precautionary principle.

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    • G3 says:

      I’m sure there is a correlation between ‘Journalists’ that had a lovely risotto dinner at the Podestas’ prior to the election, who now feeling a bit uneasy on Twitter.

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  22. AKM says:

    Last week, after the Helsinki press conference, Trump had the fake news media apoplectic because he apparently trusts Putin as much as his own Intelligence Community regarding the “Russia” narrative. This week, the Fisa information release shows his Intelligence Community tried to frame him.. Ha ha – epic trolling.

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    • peace says:

      Crazy idiotic Byron York is one of the apoplectic so-called journalists who thinks he knows it all. He starts his left-wing liberal Daily Herald (Illinois propaganda) column with the words, “Donald Trump’s press conference last Monday in Helsinki was the most embarrassing performance by an American president I can think of” These words alone show that Byron York is a parrot and really can’t think. I couldn’t torture myself with reading the rest of his garbage so I just skimmed it and noted the message got worse. IMO, I thought the Helsinki press conference was so awesome I watched it several times.

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  23. phoenixRising says:

    It’s not just in current times…
    the FBI has ALWAYS lied to American people…
    Time to dismantle… US Marshals can handle

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  24. tuskyou says:

    Earlier this week I received an email from Kid Rock in support of John James for Senate in Michigan. I started laughing while I was looking at my phone. It’s a long email–really long so I won’t copy it here. Instead here’s the link to donate (I did):
    https://secure.johnjamesforsenate.com/action-28283/?utm_campaign=133812

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  26. PotP says:

    Thankful every day for VSGDJT and avoiding this:

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  27. duchess01 says:

    “Trump Russia Collusion” – 100% SOLVED- See Full Breakdown!!!

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    • Landslide says:

      Loved it. Thanks, Duchess. Will pass on to a few others👍🏻

      Speaking of schemes…..does anyone have any memory of or info about Clinton campaign aides that wrote a tell-all? I read that they said that she was talking about the Russia scheme the night of the election. Anyone?

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  41. Ivehadit says:

    Why can’t this be declared illegal?!!

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      Congress should refuse to accept the results, and refuse to seat the entire California delegation. If the same thing occurs in 2020, Cali can say goodbye to their electoral votes and electors.

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    • The registration is “just for voting in local elections”!
      not to “cheat” and vote for Democrats in other elections. /S

      Remember the issue of letting illegals vote in local elections?
      Could that be to get them registered so they can,
      1- make it easier to cheat in other elections?
      2- or to have illegals ready to vote, when the can.
      If illegals, were to be made legal to vote, it would take years to get them registered.
      By registering illegals early, the Democrats will save a lot of delay time.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Ask the elections committee. Trump appointed VP to head that up.

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      • phoenixRising says:

        eah, how’s that workin; out?

        VP should be out there today defending coup against POTUS…
        ain’t gonna happen… Pence is GOPe at least…

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        • rsmith1776 says:

          HUGE disappointment.

          And I liked him as a Governor.

          His callousness in protecting his fake civility aura at the expense of not investing AT ALL skin in the game for the President and MAGA . . . disgusting.

          Only Sessions is even worse – in a comparably high position of trust and yet so totally absent (if not plotting in the shadows) when the chips are down.

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        • piper567 says:

          phoenix, Weren’t these “matters” transferred to DHS?
          iirc, that was done late last yr.
          Anyone?

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          • Dixie says:

            That’s what I remember but I researched it and apparently search engines have been purged of updated information on it, because there was nothing except the old stuff.

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      • singingsoul says:

        The VP failed in reforming voter registration.

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        • Oldschool says:

          Congress critters don’t “accomplish” anything. Perpetual debaters and think tankers who fancy themselves as the intellectual ruling class. Smug and arrogant gas bags, most sharing a commom trait, cowardice.

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  43. UncleGrumpy says:

    The Great Awakening has begun.
    History is happening, buckle up !

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  45. phoenixRising says:

    THREAD from Iran — click on tweet

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    • andyocoregon says:

      Just more evidence of President Trump’s incredible foreign relations skills. You can bet Mike Pompeo, in tandem with President Trump brokered this agreement. And he’s right about MSM not reporting this breakthrough since it adds to the long list of Trump accomplishments.

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