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DOJ Orders US Attorney’s Office To Release Seth Rich Murder Files Reader 10/07/2017 (Sat) 12:55:08 Id: a716bc [Preview] No. 2217 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The U.S. Attorney’s Office have been ordered by the DOJ to turn over all records about the murder of former DNC employee Seth Rich.

According to a Department of Justice official, the FBI are now compelled to release all files relating to Seth Rich, which may shed light on who murdered the former DNC whistleblower.

Lawflog.com reports: In a letter dated October 2, 2017, the chief of administrative appeals at DOJ’s Office of Information Policy, Sean R. O’Neill, wrote that he was directing the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys to search for and produce any records covered in my September 1, 2017 Freedom of Information Act request. As records are produced, I’ll post them here.

For those of you who live in a cave (or get your news from the New York Times or Washington Post), Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has hinted very strongly since last year that he received leaked DNC emails from Seth Rich, not Russian agents. And last week Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said that Mr. Assange is willing to produce proof in exchange for a pardon.

https://pjmedia.com/video/rohrabacher-assange-has-absolute-proof-of-who-gave-him-dnc-emails-and-it-aint-the-russians/

Does that mean that Mr. Rich’s murder is related to the leaked emails? I have no idea. But when, as Glenn Greenwald has asked, will it be appropriate to start questioning the official narrative?

Incidentally, our hero of the day, Sean O’Neill, is the same Sean O’Neill who ordered the FBI to produce records about the Hillary Clinton email investigation after the feds initially told me that her emails were not a matter of public interest. Not surprisingly, the U.S. Attorney’s Office gave me an equally ridiculous excuse for withholding the Seth Rich file, i.e., because I had not submitted a death certificate to prove that Mr. Rich was dead.

In the appeal that I filed over the weekend, I asked DOJ to order the FBI to search electronic records and hard copies in the Washington Field Office, where the records most likely would be kept. If records are found, I suspect the FBI will assert a law enforcement exemption, but at least the FBI will be forced to acknowledge that it is participating in the investigation.

As was widely reported three weeks ago, Annapolis Circuit Judge Paul Harris ordered the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission to investigate my complaints against the lawyers responsible for destroying Hillary Clinton’s emails, namely David Kendall, Cheryl Mills, and Heather Samuelson. You can read Judge Harris’s order by clicking here:

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Reader 10/07/2017 (Sat) 13:31:30 Id: 55e29b [Preview] No. 2218 del
Wonder if they will comply or destroy evidence.


Reader 10/07/2017 (Sat) 14:08:31 Id: d2502d [Preview] No. 2220 del
>>2218
Even if everything is released, I highly doubt the FBI is even allowed to document in detail certain murders if committed by associations with a political elitist (which Clinton would be classified as one because her husband was once president). They may state that is an "ongoing investigation" which pretty much implies "screw you, we don't really care about this issue much so we've postponed this investigation."


Reader 10/07/2017 (Sat) 17:44:56 [Preview] No. 2223 del
They should release the assassination orders for Michael Hastings and Barnaby Jack while they're at it.



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Sapphire livestream Saturday at 6:30pm EST odilitime Root 10/07/2017 (Sat) 00:29:49 Id: dd03c2 [Preview] No. 2208 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
https://www.twitch.tv/events/118538

Talk to Drybones of mixtape, Odilitime of endchan and Uguu (Jeff) of nntpchan

We talk about the web, our products/services, techa and entertainment

You can watch last weeks' here:

https://go.twitch.tv/videos/178781533


Reader 10/07/2017 (Sat) 01:28:11 Id: 923b48 [Preview] No. 2210 del
Where's the IRC channel ⸮


Reader 10/07/2017 (Sat) 05:50:23 Id: 51421c [Preview] No. 2211 del
>>2210
irc.twitch.tv? or you mean #sapphire on rizon and freenode?



Modern Soviet Union Openly Condones Attacking Brutalised Unarmed Catalan Voters Over Freedom Referendum Reader 10/03/2017 (Tue) 15:28:31 Id: f7b0d5 [Preview] No. 2083 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/2017

The EU has broken its silence on the violent suppression of Catalonia’s independence referendum, with the Commission backing Madrid and the Vice-president of the European Parliament branding the vote a “nationalistic coup against Europe”.

“Today we have witnessed a nationalistic propaganda act, undemocratic; a coup attempt against Spanish democracy, and so a coup against Europe,” tweeted Ramón Luis Valcárcel, a member of the European People’s Party — which also include Angela Merkel’s CDU party.

Valcárcel’s comments are in line with those of the Spanish government, which held that the referendum “runs counter to the goals and ideals of the European Union”.

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker had warned the Catalans against “separatist adventures” prior to the vote, asserting that “regional traditions” should not “set themselves as elements of separatism and fragmentation of Europe”.

I have posted multiple concerning videos of police violence from the #CatalanReferendum today.

This one is the most shocking yet.pic.twitter.com/AjX8jKZj43

— Gissur Simonarson (@GissiSim) October 1, 2017

https://archive.fo/JOBYC

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Reader 10/04/2017 (Wed) 15:35:25 Id: df96a7 [Preview] No. 2113 del
I think separatism is a bad decision but one they should be allowed to make, and EU is doing near the shittest possible control if the reports are true that they're suppressing the voting itself. Separatists don't understand that the whole reason growth centers can happen is because we moved away from the industrial era setting where people were bound to horse carriages and there were toll booths along every road, and we did that on the backs of projects like the EU. Brexit is not quite the same and that I think was the correct decision, but these cries for secessions that we've been always having is just the short-sighted party trying to cash in the chips the moment they look at the numbers and think they're in the win because they're a growth center. All it will create is the dismantlement of the honor system they now take for granted that allows free trade between necessities and luxuries. They'll secede, and the establishment answers with the same spite right back at them and brings back the toll booths, and we're then not too far off from the economic situation of the late Holy Roman Empire. Maybe it will be good look for 21st century, who knows. Feudal protectionism in the age of informational warfare.

The nukes will go off though, we'd better not have them anymore at that point, probably at around 30-40 years' time. There were reasons MAD worked in the cold war that won't apply in that future.


Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 00:38:26 Id: 732706 [Preview] No. 2123 del
>>2113
We can have globalization and still respect other nation's / region's sovereignty. And we could still trade with sovereign nations without international Unions (bureaucracies) getting in the way. For many years the world has in fact done this.

Think of it this way, was the Soviet Union really necessary for world peace? I think they did A LOT more harm than they did any good! Same thing with the EU... they are the ones causing riffs between nation states because some nations just don't like the EU's draconian policies.

Just because a state, or region, or country breaks away from a union doesn't mean its economy is doomed or wrecked, to the contrary many sovereign nations are the ones that tend to produce the most when it comes to global trade.

The globalist rhetoric is that we need international bureaucracy and global governance to trade and remain stable. Completely untrue.


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 13:33:10 Id: df96a7 [Preview] No. 2195 del
>>2123
>And we could still trade with sovereign nations
Even sovereign Spain with sovereign Catalonia? Not to mention whichever district of it balkanizes even further. Sure, we can, and will, but how well would that go? Of course I can't tell how things will turn out so my assessments of what is a "bad decision" is more in terms of risk-reward balance. EU is doing terrible control on the basis that they're actively worsening all of Spain's options, so they all individually have lower chances of being prosperous decisions and it stops being the case of making the right or wrong decision.

In its own right, if it weren't for EU the same people coming from the same values and education backgrounds would be managing some other kind of trade union, possibly worse and possibly better. At least the current system is not blamed for preventing the colonization of Mars by now, because that's still on the bill of the Roman Catholic church.
What I'm saying is that an independent Catalonia is not exactly going to have a space program, either, under all the tariffs of "competing" countries next to it. The market competition will turn further from being Olympian and closer to being a pissing contest.


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 13:56:48 Id: df96a7 [Preview] No. 2197 del
Of course that's a legit demand, if Catalonians are the ones doing the competing they want it to be a pissing contest, not an Olympian task. I just don't think that's a fact of the matter, Catalonian productivity is a misrecording due to the unbalanced monetary system that doesn't track the worth of flyover states accurately. That's ultimately the fault of population who won't pay proportionate sums for food as they do for infrastructure. The mindset is "because I have to buy food all the time, it should be cheaper than the technology I use all the time". A secession will correct this by making Catalonia buy their import with the innovations they're able to make, and they'd be betting on coming out on top. In this world market where I think all of economy is on the verge of collapsing, I think they're boarding a sinking ship. Poor people will be more glad to have their food than what Catalonia is able to trade them for in very few decades from now.


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 14:18:51 Id: d51c7b [Preview] No. 2198 del
>>2195
>>2197
If the Euro and/or Dollar is inevitably going to collapse Western nations will have to throw a "pissing contest" between one another because they'd competing on a whole new playing field: with the East vastly usurping economic hegemony on a global scale.

I see the EU headed the same direction as the Soviet Union, in due time it will fail, and our American dollar will be vastly undermined at the very least (that's if we are lucky).

We will be forced to produce and manufacture once again, to use our own resources to compete with new powers and the mindlessly spoiled consumerist lifestyle we still enjoy now will come to an end for Western nations. We'll be working in factories again. We'll be growing food on the farms again. Raising cattle and other livestock on ranches. Mining natural resources. Local trade (and I mean VERY local trade) will replace our current market place, local farmer markets will be everywhere much like it was with India for quite some time.

The difference is our currency will be devalued significantly: no more luxury iPods, iPads or iPhones or other electronic junk will be in high demand in the West anymore. That will change to water, food, guns/ammo and your next pair of shoes. Some clothing to put on your back. Some books to read when you get bored. Remember: energy will be very expensive. (This is the real reason they want a carbon tax, the powers that be know this is coming and they want to slowly condition the public to pay more and more for energy use before the big global reset hits us hard and shocks the public). The stage is being set for incremental decline of the West (another reason they want to grab our guns: NO army on Earth currently wants to have to deal with millions of armed unruly angry Americans).



Hollywood Actress Openly Calls For Mass Murder of American Gun Owners Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 11:15:13 Id: d55aa0 [Preview] No. 2185 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
THIS IS WHY Despots Want To Ban Self-defense, 2nd Amendment!

Singer-actress Nancy Sinatra blasted members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Twitter this week, writing that the “murderous” group members should face a “firing squad” for their support of firearm rights.

Just to be clear, the NRA has over 5,000,000 American gun owners as members! She is openly calling for murdering over 5,000,000 Americans!

The “These Boots Are Made for Walkin (one of these days these boots will walk all over you)” singer has called for tougher gun control measures in the wake of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert this week that claimed the lives of 59 people and left more than 500 others injured.

“The murderous members of the NRA should face a firing squad,” Sinatra wrote on Twitter in response to a Daily Kos article posted by another Twitter user.

The murderous members of the NRA should face a firing squad. https://t.co/5ceuMvk5Tl

— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) October 3, 2017

Sinatra has also called for gun control in the wake of the horrific mass murder in Las Vegas, and wrote on her account that President Donald Trump was “complicit” in the incident.

If a conservative ever called for the mass murder of their political opponents you would never hear the end of it. The mainstream media would have gone berserk! In this case, they let it slide because it goes to show they don't mind this level of oppression or treason against their fellow citizens! Shame on them! Shame on Nancy Sinatra! If she said such a thing 50 years ago her career would have been over! She'd be told to pack her bags and join the Soviet Union!

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Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 11:45:15 Id: a8fdd5 [Preview] No. 2187 del
Literally who?


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 11:57:51 Id: d55aa0 [Preview] No. 2189 del
The most ironic part about this is the NRA recently released a statement saying that there SHOULD be restrictions on purchasing bump stocks. These communists don't give up, they just want us completely disarmed so they can have their way with us. It can't be anymore clear at this point.


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 12:42:12 Id: c8842e [Preview] No. 2192 del
It's your fault to begin with for being so uncivilized that police has to have weapons. All they should need to do is remind the population of the law people agree with, anything more is a either military occupation or pure PR of calling a militarized force "police". You WANT that totalitarian state of controlling your neighbors with guns, and that's what you have, so this song and dance is all just for the status quo. And the population is large enough that it's easy to ignore the ones who get shot for lulz just to have it. These mass shootings are just a piss-easy ruse to decrease the number of deaths people notice by devaluing all the people who were shot individually instead of in a mass, so when people count up all the "tragedies" they think "another few dozen people were killed in America this year". Guns are a red herring, but it's especially by the pro-gun trump kike lobby who are actually pro-a whole lot of other things as well and would LOVE you to just focus on the damn guns as if that insecurity is ever going to realize itself. Do you think the trump wall is going to prevent the mass-sold weapons of war from coming back to the US streets?


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 13:06:15 Id: d55aa0 [Preview] No. 2193 del
>>2192
>It's your fault to begin with

Nope. It's the fault of criminals who will never abide by any law in the first place. You can try to disarm the whole American population, criminals will still be able to get their hands on guns, legally or illegally.

But go ahead and blame the victims, just like liberals always do best.

>You WANT that totalitarian state of controlling your neighbors with guns

Nope. You clearly don't understand the 2nd Amendment is meant for self-defense, NOT to "control" your neighbors or to intimidate innocent people.

As far as totalitarian states? Ha! Look at the history books. You'd be amazed how many deaths have occurred after governments disarmed their citizenry. We Americans know all too well what the outcome is, and we will not allow that to happen to us.

Your collectivist mentality is totalitarian in fact. Punishing millions of completely innocent citizens for the action of a few psychos? Wew.

>insecurity

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Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 13:09:51 Id: d55aa0 [Preview] No. 2194 del
Grieving Husband: I’ll Never Give Up My Rights!

Tony Burditus attempted to flee when the bullets started raining down on him while he was at the country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada Sunday night. Sadly, Burditus’ wife did not survive the massacre and he’s got a brave and powerful message for everyone else who seeks gun control after such a horrific atrocity.

Denise Burditus was struck and killed before she could make it to safety, dying in her husband Tony’s arms. Her husband of 32 years wants the world to know she had a “beautiful smile” and was “a great person” as he spoke to Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity”Wednesday. Burditus recounted the harrowing moments before his wife was struck in the head by a bullet. He shared that family members back home were supporting one another. “We’re ready to get Denise home and let everything start to heal,” he said

BizPacReview reported that the couple had two children and four grandchildren with a fifth on the way. According to a GoFundMe account set up for the family, the high school sweethearts lived in West Virginia where Green Beret Tony Burditus moved after retiring from the Army.

“You lost your wife,” Hannity said to Burditus. “What is the right thing for the country to do and how to handle it?”

“It was a tragedy, Sunday night,” Burditus replied. “I still will never give up my rights.”

Burditus spoke for many gun owners when he said that even though his wife succumbed to gunshot wounds, he would never give up his rights. Most harbor those exact same sentiments.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tony Burditus and his family and this very difficult time, and may Denise rest in peace.

https://archive.fo/iPdsl

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US Petrodollar In Process of Being Rejected: Russia Adopts Blockchain Cryptocurrency Technology To Avoid Sanctions Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 13:29:36 Id: 22b054 [Preview] No. 2127 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
For months now Russia has been moving into the blockchain space in a serious way. I’ve talked about these moves in previous articles (here: https://archive.fo/8hKjL ; here: https://archive.fo/oeoyw and yes, even here: https://archive.fo/C8nMA)

But, the latest news is one that should have every one stand up and take notice.

Russian Mobile phone operator, Megafon, issued RUB500 million in zero-coupon blockchain-based bonds recently. This was purely a proof of concept issuance.

But, it speaks to the bigger picture of bypassing traditional book runners, i.e. the major banks, for selling securities to investors. No longer does Goldman Sachs, Standard Charted, HSBC and Deutsche Bank have a stranglehold on how capital is raised for emerging markets.

Moreover, it will prove just how much of an advantage the blockchain has over these older and much more expensive business models.

This reduces the cost of a bond issuance to practically nothing, beyond the needed legal work.

These bonds can and will be sold without the need for the middle man to take a huge cut.

The blockchain is changing everything.

The better plan is to loosen central bank policy, issue some ruble-denominated debt (or yuan) while building up the crypto infrastructure to absorb those capital flows without creating dislocations within the ruble market.

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Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 18:12:02 Id: 401285 [Preview] No. 2142 del
>>2137
If you can't elaborate or respond to your mundane comment you look silly to say it in the first place.

Explain why this move will end up bad for Russia please.


Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 19:52:20 [Preview] No. 2151 del
>>2141
<I can't read news, or source code
/the post
Here's a more recent hap:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/74d3dc/smartbillions_lottery_contract_just_got_hacked/
https://medium.com/startup-grind/i-was-wrong-about-ethereum-804c9a906d36
http://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-steals-7-4m-in-ethereum-during-coindash-ico-launch/
NVM that the authors already admitted they can zero out transactions in the past:
https://archive.is/https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/871263595593572353
>>2142
Oh, that their Russian Miner Coin is hackable. But you are also retarded, so...


Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 22:06:41 Id: ea4234 [Preview] No. 2162 del
So this is it, the beginning of the end for the dollar.


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 00:21:46 Id: b08c79 [Preview] No. 2175 del
>>2162
This is only one of the MANY steps of Petrodollar demise. The counter measures to the US reserve currency started rolling full steam back in 2013. In 2014 China and Russia decided to trade oil outside the US dollar which was a big blow to the US Federal Reserve and USG. The the other BRICS nations followed suite in 2016.

This particular event won't end the dollar, but it may one day prove to undermine USG sanctions ... and IF it does, look for other countries to follow. This would undermine the US government's future ability to wristslap nations they don't like which will only further rebellion against the dollar.

The big thing to watch is US T-bonds. If US T-bonds start being dumped on the open market en mass you know a collapse is imminent.


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 10:18:45 Id: 463302 [Preview] No. 2184 del
>>2137
I just looked up this Tom Luongo guy and he looks a lot like an old friend I used to hang out with (RIP) who died from a drug overdose 6 or 7 years ago. The resemblance is almost astounding in fact. This guy must be in his late 40s I'm guessing, that's when my friend OD'd on oxycotin and alcohol.



Absolute Corruption & Insanity: Equifax Given Huge IRS Fraud-Prevention Contract Following Massive Security Breach Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 15:01:45 Id: 894a33 [Preview] No. 2134 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has awarded Equifax a $7.25 million fraud-prevention contract following the company’s massive security breach which affected over 140 million consumers.

According to Politico, “The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract issued last week.”

“The credit agency will ‘verify taxpayer identity’ and ‘assist in ongoing identity verification and validations’ at the IRS, according to the award,” Politico’s reported. “The notice describes the contract as a ‘sole source order,’ meaning Equifax is the only company deemed capable of providing the service. It says the order was issued to prevent a lapse in identity checks while officials resolve a dispute over a separate contract.”

In September, it was reported that Equifax had been the victim of a large cyberattack, which potentially left over 140 million consumers’ personal information vulnerable.

Following the attack, Equifax blamed the attack on a single employee who failed to implement a patch. However, according to Tech Crunch, “a patch for that vulnerability had been available for months before the breach occurred.”

The company faced further controversy following the discovery that Equifax’s Terms of Service included a clause in their security assistance website which barred consumers from being able to sue the company before they removed it following consumer backlash.

“In the wake of one of the most massive data breaches in a decade, it’s irresponsible for the IRS to turn over millions in taxpayer dollars to a company that has yet to offer a succinct answer on how at least 145 million Americans had personally identifiable information exposed,” declared Sen. Hatch to Politico.

Last month, the U.S. Justice Department reportedly “opened a criminal investigation into the sale of Equifax stock by high-ranking executives just days before the company revealed they had been the subject of a massive data breach,” while Equifax CEO Richard Smith retired from his position a week later.

https://archive.fo/YL2fq

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Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 23:30:02 Id: b7ba4c [Preview] No. 2169 del
>>2167
That's their only problem but it's due to the prevalent ideology of most people who vote, and not their political system. But they're more democratic than the US and have more political parties to choose from, and referendums.


Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 23:34:54 Id: 6d7df3 [Preview] No. 2170 del
>>2167
>>2169
Sweden would be a great country to live in if it were not for subversives like Soros wrecking and destabilizing their nation with amnesty policies.

I'm sure as with any other nation Sweden has it's advantages along side it's disadvantages.


Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 23:41:22 Id: b7ba4c [Preview] No. 2171 del
>>2170
Sweden regularly has national referendums on major issues (should we join the Eu? Should we give up our currency? Should we switch to driving on the right hand side of the road?), and local ones. The USA only has local ones, and only in certain states.

When was the last time the USA ever had a national referendum? The answer is never.


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 08:26:47 Id: 6204d1 [Preview] No. 2180 del
>>2171
>The answer is never.
USA works differently.


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 09:28:58 Id: 2dd66f [Preview] No. 2181 del
>>2171
Well Sweden better call for a referendum on their border security (or lack of) policy. If they keep allowing millions of Islamic 'migrants' into their country not only will Sweden become an Arab country in the future, they're politics, culture and even laws will change over time.

We see this taking place in Germany as well, I hear Germany is unrecognizable today compared to 10 years ago because of the 'migrant' invasion. Crime has skyrocketed, it has become a total militarized police state (much like their third reich was), their culture is demonized and their history is being censored, complete mess over there just like in Sweden.

I really feel sorry for those citizens, they deserve much better than to be treated like that. Their governments are traitorous pieces of shit allowing that to happen.



US Petrodollar In Process of Being Rejected: China and Russia's Plan From Petroyuan To Gold Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 13:35:39 Id: 8e130d [Preview] No. 2128 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
If we were to identify what uniquely fuels American imperialism and its aspirations for global hegemony, the role of the US dollar would figure prominently.

The reason the dollar plays such an important role in the world economy is due to the following three major factors: the petrodollar; the dollar as world reserve currency; and Nixon's decision in 1971 to no longer make the dollar convertible into gold. As is easy to guess, the petrodollar strongly influenced the composition of the SDR basket, making the dollar the world reserve currency, spelling grave implications for the global economy due to Nixon's decision to eliminate the dollar’s convertibility into gold. Most of the problems for the rest of the world began from a combination of these three factors.

The largest geo-economic change in the last fifty years was arguably implemented in 1973 with the agreement between OPEC, Saudi Arabia and the United States to sell oil exclusively in dollars.

Specifically, Nixon arranged with Saudi King Faisal for Saudis to only accept dollars as a payment for oil and related investments, recycling billions of excess dollars into US treasury bills and other dollar-based financial resources. In exchange, Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries came under American military protection. It reminds one of a mafia-style arrangement: the Saudis are obliged to conduct business in US dollars according to terms and conditions set by the US with little argument, and in exchange they receive generous protection.

The reason why the United States has been able to fuel this global demand for dollars is linked to the need for other countries to own dollars in order to be able to buy oil and other goods.

The problems for the United States began in the late 1990s, at a time of expansion for the US empire following the demise of the Soviet Union. The stated geopolitical goal was the achievement of global hegemony. With unlimited spending capacity and an ideology based on American exceptionalism, this attempt seemed to be within reach for the policymakers at the Pentagon and Wall Street. A key element for achieving global hegemony consisted of stopping China, Russia and Iran from creating a Eurasian area of integration.

The repeated failed attempts to conquer, subvert and control countries like Afghanistan, Georgia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Donbass, North Korea, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Venezuela, have had significant effects on the perception of US military power. In military terms, Washington faced numerous tactical and strategic defeats, with the Crimean peninsula returning to Russia without a shot fired and with the West unable to react. In Donbass, the resistance inflicted huge losses on the NATO-supported Ukrainian army. In North Africa, Egypt is now under the control of the army, following an attempt to turn the country into a state under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood. Libya, after being destroyed, is now divided into three entities, and like Egypt seems to be looking with favorable regard towards Moscow and Beijing. In the Middle East, Syria, Turkey, Iran and Iraq are increasingly cooperating in stabilizing regional conflicts, where needed they are backed by Russian military power and Chinese economic strength. And of course the DPRK continues to ignore US military threats and has fully developed its conventional and nuclear deterrent, effectively making those US threats null and void.

In recent years, it has become clear to many nations opposing Washington that the only way to adequately contain the fallout from the collapsing US empire is to progressively abandon the dollar. This serves to limit Washington’s capacity for military spending by creating the necessary alternative tools in the financial and economic realms that will eliminate Washington's dominance. This is essential in the Russo-Sino-Iranian strategy to unite Eurasia and thereby render the US irrelevant.


Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 13:36:17 Id: 8e130d [Preview] No. 2129 del
>>2128
De-dollarization for Beijing, Moscow and Tehran has become a strategic priority. Eliminating the unlimited spending capacity of the Fed and the American economy means limiting US imperialist expansion and diminishing global destabilization. Without the usual US military power to strengthen and impose the use of US dollars, China, Russia and Iran have paved the way for important shifts in the global order.

Beijing has started putting strong pressure on Riyadh to start accepting yuan payments for oil instead of dollars, as are other countries such as the Russian Federation.

For China, Iran and Russia, as well as other countries, de-dollarization has become a pressing issue.

The number of countries that are beginning to see the benefits of a decentralized system, as opposed to the US dollar system, is increasing.

Iran and India, but also Iran and Russia, have often traded hydrocarbons in exchange for primary goods, thereby bypassing American sanctions.

Likewise, China's economic power has allowed it to open a 10-billion-euro line of credit to Iran to circumvent recent sanctions.

Even the DPRK seems to use cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to buy oil from China and bypass US sanctions.

Venezuela (with the largest oil reserves in the world) has just started a historic move to completely renounce selling oil in dollars, and has announced that it will start receiving money in a basket of currencies without US dollars. (This is not to mention the biggest change to have occurred in the last 40 years).

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Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 14:06:52 Id: 847daa [Preview] No. 2131 del
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nuke israhell, very soon.


Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 14:06:53 Id: 0c778c [Preview] No. 2132 del
So, move out of america?


Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 14:29:49 Id: 04de74 [Preview] No. 2133 del
>>2131
Israel doesn't have much to do with this, but I'm sure they see the US as a disposable ally. When our economy and empire finally crumbles down on itself Israel will be breaking ties and trying to ally with Russia and/or China in a heartbeat.

>>2132
You could do that if you have the money, and have the time to learn another language. Otherwise, just be prepared in advance. Stock up on basic essentials you'll need when our currency is worthless. Extra food (dehydrated, canned or food that has long shelf life), extra water storage (you could invest in an atmospheric water generator), firearms/ammo/mags/rem oil, solar powered generator, extra sanitation supplies (TP, tissue, soap, hand sanitizer, etc), tools may come in handy and so will spare plywood and metal for DIY fortification if you bug-in when SHTF, extra clothing and shoes, ...really anything you need to live decently day to day make sure you have extra of.

Here are great DIY prepping tips, take advantage of these while you still can: https://8ch.net/truthexpo/res/3.html

You'll want to check some of the archived links because they provide in-depth info of what you'll need and what to prepare for and what to expect in hardcore scenarios.


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 05:36:00 Id: 7679c3 [Preview] No. 2179 del



Apple Gave Uber App A Backdoor To Spy On Your Smartphone (Other Third Parties Likely Have Backdoors Too) Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 00:06:34 Id: b84df6 [Preview] No. 2173 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Uber's iPhone app has a secret backdoor to powerful Apple features, allowing the ride-hailing service to record a user's screen and access other personal information without their knowledge.

The existence of Uber's access to special iPhone functions is not disclosed in any consumer-facing information included with Uber's app, despite giving the company direct access to features so powerful that Apple almost always keeps them off limits to outside companies.

The revelation of the app's access to privileged Apple code raises important questions for a company already under investigation for a variety of controversial business practices.

"Granting such a sensitive entitlement to a third-party is unprecedented as far as I can tell, no other app developers have been able to convince Apple to grant them entitlements they’ve needed to let their apps utilize certain privileged system functionality," Will Strafach, a security researcher who discovered the situation, told Business Insider.

Nearly every iPhone app uses what is called an "entitlement" — basically a way for software to enable features like the camera or Apple Pay on iPhones and iPads. Most of these can be easily found and officially turned on by outside app developers.

Apple didn't comment.

Uber has been caught violating the rules of the App Store and has a history of pushing boundaries when it comes to building software that may break legal or ethical boundaries.

After using internal Apple abilities to tag and track individual iPhone devices, even after they were wiped, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was summoned to Apple's headquarters. There, he was scolded by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who in a private meeting with Kalanick threatened to pull the Uber app from the App Store, the New York Times reported.

The meeting between the two CEOs reportedly took place in early 2015, around the same time Apple launched the Apple Watch.

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Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 00:07:09 Id: b84df6 [Preview] No. 2174 del
I'm glad I never bought one of these spy gadgets.


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 05:35:14 Id: 38d388 [Preview] No. 2178 del
>>2174
Ditto. Just bought a new battery for my old feature phone so I have a few more years so long as 3G still works.



Tom Petty the singer dies Reader 10/03/2017 (Tue) 05:21:05 Id: 2b2abc [Preview] No. 2066 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
https://youtu.be/xzGNLCJ4_P0
Maybe he shouldve backed down from drugs, then he might gone to heaven


Reader 10/06/2017 (Fri) 02:02:31 Id: 39a6ed [Preview] No. 2177 del
>>2066
Who?



Germany’s Network Enforcement Act Has Been Enacted: Internet Now Censored And Regulated In Germany Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 19:20:35 Id: 2c5203 [Preview] No. 2149 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
On October 1, the Network Enforcement Act took effect in Germany. Under the cover of a fight against “fake news” and “hate speech,” it creates a legal framework for censorship of the Internet.

The law requires operators of Internet platforms with over two million users to “remove or block obviously unlawful content within 24 hours of receipt of a complaint.” In what are called less obvious cases, a seven-day period applies. A platform must regularly report on its handling of complaints. If it does not comply, it faces fines of up to 50 million euros.

The assumption behind the law is the expectation that companies will opt to delete a controversial post rather than risk severe financial penalties. There are no sanctions against platforms that erase legitimate posts. In this way, the basic rights of users are undermined.

When the bill was passed in the Bundestag (the federal parliament) at the end of June , the World Socialist Web site warned of a “major attack on freedom of expression,” adding that the law “turns giant corporations such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube into prosecutors, judges and juries, determining what is and is not permitted on the Internet.”

There is a transitional period ending in January 2018, during which time social networks must take measures to implement the new legal requirements. Facebook already announced in August that it was setting up a new data centre with 500 employees in Essen to handle take-downs; one already exists in Berlin. This is where Facebook systematically carries out censorship of the Internet. A spokesman proudly told business daily Handelsblatt, “We have already made considerable progress in the removal of illegal content.”

It is still unclear which Internet platforms will be affected by the new law. The text of the law, which was published on September 7, defines social networks as “telemedia service providers operating for-profit platforms on the Internet for the purpose of enabling users to share any content with other users or make it available to the public.”

Networks are obligated to appoint a contact person in Germany who will be responsible for user complaints and will answer queries by the investigators within 48 hours. This is to ensure that deleted posts, which the provider must retain, can be effectively used in prosecutions.

Facebook, which cooperates closely with the US government in the field of Internet censorship, is implementing these regulations swiftly and obediently. Questioned by broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk, a Facebook spokeswoman stated: “We have our own team for cooperation with law enforcement agencies, which consists largely of former employees of law enforcement agencies. The task of this team is to answer queries from the law enforcement agencies.”

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Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 20:12:41 [Preview] No. 2153 del
Germany YES!
I actually have to call all my German friends, 'cause they are now really fucked. Poor Lain!


Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 21:59:00 Id: 2cd159 [Preview] No. 2161 del
That's a good idea. Flood your country with violent immigrants, and then put a muzzle on your citizens so they can't even complain and let off steam. Gee, I wonder what could result from that...


Reader 10/05/2017 (Thu) 22:38:53 Id: 7fefc5 [Preview] No. 2163 del
>>2161
Genocide against the German people.

Too bad they gave up their guns, huh? Now they don't even stand a fighting chance.