Fact Check #138

December 19, 2017 – White Hats Report #58 – Fake news, continued exposure, a look back at the election and wannabe thieves in the night.

Being so deep down the rabbit hole is sometimes a benefit and a curse. In determining the information to release in our reports, it’s difficult to unknow what we already know so that we can present information in a clear, cogent and understandable format. This report will attempt to offer additional information in the hopes that  dots can be connected so that the readers can have an outline of what is happening and what to expect in the next few months but first, we’ll take a look back…

The Election

Elections of any significance occur every two years (mid terms) and every four years (Presidential) with the most significant being (predictably) every 8 years when the current, cabal controlled puppet has served their two terms and must leave office. (A phenomenon that may be expounded upon in a future report.) So every four years we gather around the TV sets after the polls close and watch the drama of the election unfold as the MOP gives us the results while they interview a multitude of experts between their “calls” of winners of the states and running tallies of the electoral scorecard. As entertaining as a sporting event and what’s even better, you can pick your announcers depending on your political bent and preferences.

As the map gets colored blue or red, has it occurred to anyone why the networks of propaganda are the ones who have been tasked with determining the election results? Isn’t it interesting that we aren’t getting results from the FEC (Federal Election Commission) or the Secretary of State’s office for each state? What massive computer tabulates the tens of thousands of polling places (precincts) across the USA? How do they get the % “in” or “counted” when they don’t know how many votes were cast until they count them? When they do “call a state” for either candidate, how can they do it when only a small % of the votes are in?

Given what we observe and experience, doesn’t it seem like an elaborate, sophisticated show for our eager consumption and entertainment?

The Recounts

Jill Stein’s attempt to gain favor with the Clinton crime family failed after Wisconsin completed their recount with Trump gaining over a 100 votes. The recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania were denied due to the requests being what they were, frivolous and without merit, according to judges overseeing lawsuits regarding same. It wasn’t a coincidence, as we mentioned in our last article, that the three states Stein filed in for a recount were considered paramount to Trump gaining enough electoral votes to be president.  We can only wonder how Clinton surrogate Stein will be repaid for her incompetent efforts. Even in interviews, Stein was far from convincing and at times, seemed to be disingenuous and defensive, perhaps for good reason.

It should be noted, massive fraud was discovered in Michigan which is probably why the Judge shut it down rather than risk a full recount with documentation verifying the fraud. (See you tube linked at the end of the report titled “Voter fraud in Michigan”)

Our suggestions for future election are the following, not all inclusive but perhaps a good start:

  • Clean up the voter registration rolls, deleting deceased, illegal and out of state voters.
  • Outlaw all electronic voter machines until clear, easy and verifiable audit trails can be established. If not, get rid of all of them.
  • Require a photo ID for all elections for Federal office. If states wish to allow illegal aliens and unregistered voters to cast ballots, so be it, but not on the Federal elections which affect all of us.

Unfortunately, any discussion of strengthening the voting process will go back into hibernation until the next election in two years and the fraud and registration farce will continue.

And currently, the latest attempt by the cabal through their stooges in the Democratic Party to steal the election from Trump is in the….

Electoral College

The constant complaining by the MOP about the irrelevant results of the popular vote have morphed into a  psyop targeted at  the state electors who make up the Electoral College after the failed recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Led by the daughter of Nancy Pelosi, some electors are seeking an intelligence briefing that will never happen on evidence that Russian hacking resulted in Trump winning the election. This push began when the MOP’s star shills, the Washington Post and the NY Times ran stories citing unnamed “senior administration officials” as the source of leaks regarding Russia’s involvement in influencing the election for Trump.  Never mind that NO ONE has connected any hacks of the DNC and the HRC campaign to Wiki leaks. Further, no one has provided solid proof of this other than innuendo and whining from the cabal controlled MOP and their mindless minion followers in the Democratic Party.  The various intelligence agencies have switched positions on this topic more times than can be counted and it should be noted they failed to even appear before Congress to testify under oath this past week to provide testimony and details of this supposed hack.

There are so many holes in this Russian hacking theory we won’t waste time citing them all but it is rather amusing to watch the desperation of the cabal leading up to the EC vote. They’ve even invoked their elitist shills in Hollywood to produce a video of actors imploring the electors to change their votes. It seems they still haven’t gotten the message that the rest of America could care less what overpaid, irrelevant, out of touch liberals think. One has to believe this will only harden the resolve of the Trump electors much to the chagrin of the liberal cabal.

Lastly, the Liar in Chief, in his final press conference (hopefully), weighed in on the subject of Russian hacking, stating he told Putin in September to “cut it out” in his last meeting with the Russian president.

Cut it out?

Let’s face facts, Putin has OWNED the sissy boy in the White House for 8 years and continues to do as he wishes without concern over what Obama will do. The Kenyan is too busy drawing lines in the sand and then running away when they’re crossed. He’s more concerned with pushing gender neutral bathrooms in schools. Or meeting with members of BLM in the White House to further undermine race relations in the US. Or patting himself on the back for an anemic economy after doubling the debt to $20 trillion. Or playing golf.

Cut it out? Obama continues to be spineless to the very end.

January 20, 2017 can’t come soon enough as this fraudulent, incompetent hustler is finally relegated to irrelevance when Trump is sworn in as our 45thPresident.

“Russian hacking”- NO PROOF

As mentioned in the Electoral College section of this report, the cabal lapdogs in the Democratic Party and their controlled media operatives at the NY Times and the Washington Post have “leaked” information from completely unnamed “government sources” that the Russian hacking affected the election results. Interestingly enough, not one of the Agency heads, including John Brennan (CIA), James Clapper (NSA) or James Comey (FBI) have publicly acknowledged, confirmed or provided evidence or proof that this has occurred. The Agencies refused to send representatives to Congress last week to testify on the matter and it’s shameful that the Liar in Chief and other government officials including the MOP have treated this lie as fact.  Interestingly enough, even Clapper and Brennan, who have lied to Congress in previous testimony, will not weigh in on this subject under oath. Ironies too, continue to pervade as Brennan was caught in a lie when he denied that his Agency was hacking the Senate staffers looking into the CIA’s torture methods and Clapper lied when he denied that the NSA was spying on ALL American’s emails and phone conversations. Comey….well, we know about Comey so all this chatter about Russian hacking is baseless.

Notice the reasons cited for not briefing Congress on the matter is because “the review isn’t complete”. If the review isn’t complete then how is the conclusion of the review already determined? This ploy is obviously aimed solely to convince enough Electoral College voters to either change their vote or cast it for someone other than Trump.

Lastly, where is the FBI and why are they doing nothing in view of a number of electors stating they’ve received death threats to their person and families?

On cue, the government sub-contractors in both the House and Senate have eagerly jumped on the Russian hacking bandwagon, predictably, including such notable Republican shills as Lindsay Graham, John McCain, Mitch McConnell and of course the cabal’s golden boy, Paul Ryan. Whenever needed to further the narrative of the MOP, their strings are simply pulled and they engage the talking points of their masters in the shadows. Expect this to continue after Trump is inaugurated and despite the Republican members of both houses pledging allegiance to the party and the new President, they will undermine his agenda and the will of the people who voted him into office at every turn.

Forged birth certificate

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpiao’s cold posse finished a five year investigation confirming what most already knew, the birth certificate offered by the Liar in Chief is, in essence just like him, a fraud. Two forensic document examiners, one in Hawaii and the other in Italy, arrive at the exact same conclusion that the birth certificate proffered by Soetoro back in 2011 is a forgery. Sheriff Arpaio indicated he would forward his investigation to the Federal government and Congress for review but we are expecting them to do exactly what they’ve done for the last 8 years.

NOTHING.

They are all complicit in this fraud, both sides of the aisle, and they will continue to ignore this issue and run out the clock until January 20. Sheriff Arpiao stated he had more “sensitive” information that would not be released; most likely it includes the social security number fraudulently utilized by the occupier of the White House. We can only hope when the Kenyan leaves office and is no longer afforded the protection of the office of President that the new Justice Department will pursue him with vigor.

Latest from Oregon

Portland, Oregon continues to be the example of deception of the liberal Democrats in this country as reports of a Christmas party where a piñata created to resemble Trump was hanged in effigy and attacked with a baseball bat while party goers yelled “lynch him!” Predictably, this has not been reported in the leftwing liberal newspaper, The Oregonian, nor has any MOP site disclosed this. It’s become apparent that the party of inclusion and tolerance is actually the party of haters and violence.

http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/trump-lynching-in-effigy-leads-to-surprising-action/

If this had happened in December, 2008, it would’ve been reported as what it is, racism, and blasted all over the evening news and calls for hate crimes to be established or used against the perpetrators would’ve reached a fever pitch. But since it happened in Oregon and was instigated by the sore loser liberals, not a peep.

Fake News update

We could write books on the pathetic and treasonous tenure of Harry Reid but we’d have to interrupt our celebration of his retirement from the Senate to do so and the effort would be redundant. However, his retirement party brought out Hillary Clinton to speak and what did she talk about? Yes, fake news. While Democrats were nostalgic about Harry’s retirement and Republicans were celebrating, Hillary couldn’t resist her moment in the limelight to caution us about fake news and “malicious false propaganda.” Admittedly an odd subject to be discussing during a retirement party for a colleague but when you’re about to be exposed for the satanic rituals and pedophilia you engage in, you take every opportunity to debunk the truth and attempt to throw the dogs off your trail.

Megyn Kelly has emerged as the MOP’s newly appointed Queen of Disinformation as she ran an interview last week of Comet Ping Pong owner James Alfantis, utilizing her weak talents and unconvincing rhetoric to confer sympathy on Alfantis, this poor business owner who has fallen victim to fake news. As the cabal gets more and more desperate to derail the oncoming train called justice, more and more of their puppets will surface and reveal themselves. The times of exposure continue.

Lastly, the shooter at Comet Ping Pong, Edgar Maddison Welch, has been exposed as another crises actor in this latest false flag offered by the cabal to disguise their misdeeds. Mr. Welch has an IMdB page and his father has ties to charities involving children which give rise to many unanswered questions. Another question is, given the gun grabbing DC liberals, how can someone go into a public restaurant, shoot the place up and be arrested without being shot and killed?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2625901/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1#actor

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2625901/board/?ref_=nm_bd_sm

Finally, we ask our readers to report information they have relating to satanic rituals or pedophilia in their areas involving government officials, politicians and/or media. We will follow up and report any developments.

thedarkcabal@gmail.com

British diplomat claims he saw leaked emails

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4034038/Ex-British-ambassador-WikiLeaks-operative-claims-Russia-did-NOT-provide-Clinton-emails-handed-D-C-park-intermediary-disgusted-Democratic-insiders.html

CNN Anchor melts down over voter fraud discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDHWiAApUj4

Election fraud in Nevada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T103v9vinIA

Voter fraud in Michigan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0ZU_xCv-E

http://tdarkcabal.blogspot.com/2016/12/december-19-2017-white-hats-report-58.html

186 thoughts on “Fact Check #138

  1. OWoN:

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 AT 2:11:00 AM MST

    AJ

    Both Settlements and Currencies are by the day issues. Much further forward than that. We just, for all key parties sake, keep a lid on it until done. Even then, for key parties security, names will be kept strictly off radar.
    Be assured, it may be closer than you think. Unlike Obama, Trump will not be blocking it to Cabal orders.

    It will be interesting if a Congressional Inquiry into Political Corruption,asks Obama to explain how he’s gone from a low paid Union Organizer, into a vastly wealthy property owner plus on Government income? Also why he covered up the Biden bribe. His links with the Bushes, and Chicago funding from known Felons. Freedom of speech starts by exposing this lot.

    And where’s his F Birth Certificate? The real one Tony Blair got for Bush 41 to Blackmail the Mutt with!

    Under Trump, as his team are dedicated to recovering America, all is possible.

    The next Mantra will be the Congressional and Supremes whining of not to allow public inquiries for fear of losing public trust. Like the Clintons and Bushes that is long gone. Let Truth and Justice break free. Like exposing the Vatican where no child is safe on a Papal Priests knee.

    Today is America’s time and chance to re arise like a Phoenix and become the nation the Founders intended.First it had to break free of Feudal Monarchs. Now it has to be breaking the shackles of Political and Zionist corruption.
    Then, anything is possible.

    The first Eurasian Cargo Trains have now arrived in London from China. A huge step in trade and movement of goods. As it opens up all frontiers, trade will flow and ever more new cities will be built along the way. Trade, income, jobs, security. Now it’s time to get rid of the 990 plus US bases threatening nations and to reign in NATO posers and Dogs of War. NATO was visibly impotent and gutless over Kossova. The last thing we need is them triggering needless conflict with Russia. Europe cannot withstand Russian fury and missiles.

    It’s time to stop the US Military talking Russia down. If they want evidence of ruthless Hegemony and invasive risks, look no further than home.

    Good luck Trump and all free Americans. We all hope this is a new, but Good page in American history. Either way it’s a chance of a clean sheet. Hopefully true good will emerge. Mad Dog needs to calm the rhetoric on Russia. The Bogeys under the bed are home forces starting more needless Wars of Attrition. Time to drain the Military and Agency swamp also. Look where it’s got the world and so many wars. Goon squads with nothing to do but start trouble, and an Agency to create wars to keep the whole dirty business in the Arms game.

    American Military spending is greater than all other nations put together. All funded on Debt. Start there.

    Read more at: http://www.oneworldofnations.com/2017/01/active-comment-section-19-january-to.html
    OWoN © All Rights Reserved

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  2. Trump and a New Gold-Backed Dollar
    by Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor

    “…..The SDR is not based on sound economics or the interests of the common man. It’s just another cockamamie invention of the economic witch doctors in academia and government……..The SDR is dangerous. It gives the government—in this case, a global government—more power. It’s a bridge to a powerful global monetary authority, and eventually a global currency….”

    http://www.internationalman.com/articles/trump-and-a-new-gold-backed-dollar

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  3. Tony, as a master of the written word you might appreciate this short video, entitled “Secret Spells of the English Language”, by Laurel Airica, Thank you for en-lightening and en-trancing us with your prose. Wishing you an enjoyable holiday and well-deserved rest, Valdi.

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    • Hey that was very clever… thank you!

      I don’t consider myself a top writer. I personally know several that are way more talented than I am at such. I just try to get concept across as easily as possible. That’s about the limit of my writing skills.

      Speaking of language, this clip, which is a dramatization of Marc Antony speaking to the Senate, post assassination of Caesar, always sends shivers down my spine. The talent of this actor to speak in perfect Latin, is as beautiful as it is transfixing. It is as close to being there as one can get. Now, if you ask me, that’s talent.

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      • A remarkable performance by Pawel Delag. “Laëtitia EÏDO, who played Cleopatra, is a French actress, from a mixed background, which allows her to play characters from different ethnicities, in several languages (French, English, Greek, Palestinian, Berberian, Algerian, Hebrew).” (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3128226/?ref_=tt_cl_t3). Here is the complete episode:

        Debasement of language, thought and behaviour often coincide with the fall of empires. There would be merit in reintroducing the Trivium (grammar, logic and rhetoric) and Quadrivium (number, geometry, music and cosmology) into our children’s education; including critical thinking, ethics, creative expression and moral behaviour.

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  4. Man Sets Himself On Fire In Protest Of Donald Trump At Trump Hotel In Washington DC

    “…A California man was taken to the hospital after he set himself on fire in protest of Donald Trump outside of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday….”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/18/man-sets-himself-on-fire-in-protest-of-donald-trump-at-trump-hotel-in-washington-dc-video/#ixzz4W8K3qu6z

    WHA will donate the funds for petrol to any liberal who wants to do the same. Inquire within. -WHA

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    • May all go well for Mr. Trump tomorrow. I can’t help feeling it isn’t just Americans that are hanging their hopes on him and his people. A momentous, world changing day.Keep him safe guys. And Tony, thanks again for all you do. Regards, everyone here and OWoN. Tony

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      • Your post reminds me of Psalm 146: 3-4.
        3
        Do not put your trust in princes,
        Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
        4
        His spirit departs, he returns to his earth;
        In that very day his plans perish.

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  5. Hi All,

    Just a quick update.

    I just spoke with our WH contact for a little while. While I would like to be able to openly express to you everything that we talked about, I cannot do so, at this time anyway.

    I was advised, once again, that it is important for my protection, as well as for the good of everything else, that I maintain a very neutral position in all this, and to let whatever happens, happen. By neutral, I mean that I cannot hold myself out, as many others do, as a major focal point, promoter or slick guru GCR know-it-all. There could be dire consequences for those that do, and those that have.

    Of course, if things are told to WHA that can be told to you, we will do so. But, for now, it’s zipped up and pie holes shut. If I go against this, I could be in for trouble.

    The only thing I can say is what I have always said, and that’s to be ready for anything. And, of course, to ignore most of what you read on the blogs about this endeavor.

    I want to emphasize this.

    So many mentally unstable, religious, mystical, cosmic and seminar types are claiming to be channeling news from places which they claim are THE sources to be in touch with. Then, the begging bowl comes out. Please. While I am sure many of our readers are too smart for that shtick, far too many outside our small circle are inculcated into it beyond redemption. The best course of action is to distance yourself from such people; quietly and without any regret. Prepping for a false dawn is going to have horrendous consequences for anyone who relies on those who suffer from the mental aridities that permeate the lower subcultures in NESARA land.

    While there may be exit points that will be based on firm reality of present day numbers, I would not count on endless streams of cash, or “financial reparations” in limitless quantities. Too many are believing such, and when the captain signals a hard turn to starboard, those in fairyland expecting a turn to port, will be swept off the deck into the hoary depths from which there may be no recovery.

    Thank you again and I apologize for being so cryptic. But it’s for the best.

    Let’s see what 2017 brings.

    Bye for now.

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    • Thanks, I don’t post often but after being around this for a long time this finally makes sense to me.I have already made up my mind that what we have been told might not be all true…I have not given up on anything but I think things could be totally different to what we expect…thanks Tony

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    • WHA thank you so much. I have really grown personally being here.

      I sense that the tone has become very serious and I dont doubt that our white hat friends the world over are working hard even though they cannot say much. We owe them a lot. Thanks for making this place where we can share info from them.

      I miss the past when they were more vocal but I understand why the silence is needed.

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      • I forgot to ask. You were going to release an update fact check that you had done a rough draft on. Is that still going to be sent? Thanks

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        • Hi Concord,

          Thanks so much for your comments, and thank all of you for your kind words as well.

          To answer your question, no. That update will not be coming as it is really not needed in light of what may happen this year. I am going to commit to a lower profile from this time on, up and until it becomes necessary to do otherwise. It’s for the best.

          I am quite sure that we will be given as much notice as possible. Until that time, all we can do here is dig in and await further information.

          Thanks again Concord and I hope you are well.

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    • First of all, that’s a very good call on the low profile approach. It’s something I can relate to and have also done. When you are passionate about a subject and compassionate about helping people, it’s never an easy call to make. Yet, breathing and seeing another day is better than the alternative options, other than Destination: Heaven. We are seeing the war of powers and principalities playing out in the world. Understanding the battle is important item to keep focused on.

      With that, in pulling together info I’ve been seeing, 2017 does have the appearance of “the big one”. I still think this will come in waves. March with the first shaking, then end of October for the worst.

      As much as I have remained pro gold and silver, I have the same stance on making certain each person can weather the coming financial storm. If you don’t personally “check in” to see if the info resonates with you, then you might want to start. As we know, the old saying is that if something appears too good to be true, then it may be so. Too much is in motion and we have been blessed with the best advise: “Be ready for anything”. I tell people that, in my life, the only constant is change.

      Some call it prepping, yet that thinking worked well for Noah. We are all modern day Noahs. Listen to God, react and respond as necessary, and at the end of the day, give praise for everything you have and for those around you.

      If you’re reading this, you already know that you were born for something bigger than just living and dying. You were made specifically for this moment. Enjoy the honor of that. It’s fun being part of this amazing community of compassionate thinkers and dreamers.

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  6. Another but more detailed story on the Clinton Foundation at truepundit.com first sighted at SGTreport.
    I’m just an observer. With so much disinformation,what is true? My beliefs tend to fall in certain directions. For the whole article http://truepundit.com/fbi-nypd-clinton-foundation-probed-for-global-money-laundering-financial-transactions-with-islamic-terror-groups/

    “Federal law enforcement sources said the Los Angeles-based money launderers, who are part of a separate federal investigation, discussed previously using Clinton Foundation personnel to domesticate foreign funds that could not be legally brought into the United States through traditional bank wires and deposits.

    NYPD sources said Weiner’s email treasure trove contained correspondences regarding a company linked to President Bill Clinton and at least one offshore company, a South American affiliate of the Clinton Foundation. The emails also contained offshore financial correspondences, the source said.”

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  7. January 14, 2017

    What Trump Means for Your Personal Finances and Freedom
    By Doug Casey, Founder, Casey Research

    So, Trump has won the election. Of course anything can happen between now and his presumed inauguration on January 20. The Swamp Creatures tried to cause a recount in so-called Purple States that would have changed the number of electors in Hillary’s favor. They tried other ways to somehow influence Trump electors to vote for Hillary. None of this would have been an issue if Baby Bush II, Jeb, had been the Republican nominee, as was supposed to have happened. It all just shows what a transparent (a word these people love to use) fraud “democracy” has become.

    Let the hoi polloi cast a meaningless vote, so they have the illusion of being in control. Instead of seeing themselves as subjects, they’ll think they’re “we the people,” who actually have some say in what happens. That way they’ll pay their taxes willingly, enthusiastically sign on to aggressive wars on the other side of the world against people they know nothing about, and generally do as they’re told. Because it’s supposed to be patriotic. “Democracy” is a much more effective scam for controlling the plebs than kingship or dictatorship.

    That said, the Establishment, the Deep State, was genuinely shocked and appalled by Trump’s victory. As Baby Bush the First would have said, they misunderestimated how angry the average voter was. That’s because the Coastal Democratic Elite are totally out of touch with the common man. But they needn’t fret too much. They’ll be re-installed, with a vengeance, in four years.

    That will likely be true for two reasons:

    1. Simple demographics. The groups that vote Democrat (e.g., blacks, Hispanics, urban dwellers, immigrants, Millennials) are growing in numbers faster than those who vote Republican. Republicans are older people, and the Boomers (born 1946–1966) and the Silent Generation (1926–1946) are dying off. More people are moving to the cities, and that influences them to vote Democratic. More people (still, idiotically) are pursuing higher education, and that also influences them to vote Democrat.

    2. The Greater Depression. One definition of a depression is a period of time when distortions and misallocations of capital are liquidated. A time when bubbles caused by monetary expansion are popped. A time when unsound businesses fail. I re-emphasize this because the party on whose watch it happens is automatically kicked out. So, the Democrats actually got quite lucky not to be in office when the time bomb goes off. Trump could easily go down as Herbert Hoover II.

    What could change things? A serious war, much bigger than the sport wars the US is currently engaged in, is the biggest danger. That’s much less likely with Trump than Hillary, but these things have a life of their own. My guess for the next president is either a left-wing general (because Americans love and trust their military), or a left-wing populist, like Elizabeth Warren.

    But that’s crystal balling at this point. Let’s proceed on the assumption Trump is actually going to be the president for at least the next four years. Although problematical, he’s a vast improvement over Hillary. What will it mean for the US and the world? More importantly, what will it mean for your personal finances and freedom? Let’s look at the possibilities.

    Bonds—With bonds, we’re at the peak of the biggest financial bubble in world history. This is a very big deal.

    Interest rates move in very long cycles. They went up from the mid-1940s to the early ’80s, when long-term government bonds peaked at close to 16%, and T-Bills at over 16%. I thought they hit bottom years ago, but the cycle overshot.

    My guess is that they’re headed up in earnest now. And Trump, as someone who understands business (even though he doesn’t understand economics), will likely (I think…) do what he can to send them higher. Why? He understands the country needs to save, to rebuild capital. And higher rates will encourage saving and discourage debt.

    The risk is that, with all the debt that’s been put on in the last decade, debtors will be hard-pressed to service it. That includes the USG with $20 trillion of on-balance-sheet debt, and a lot more in the way of off-balance-sheet debt, guarantees, and contingent liabilities. Much of it will be activated if higher rates cause a lot of defaults.

    What should you do? Sell all your bonds.

    Real Estate—Property, at least in the English-speaking world, floats on a sea of debt. Interest rates go up, real estate prices go down. The economy goes down, so do property prices. Add to that the aging US population, which isn’t good for property; as people age, they downsize. Add to that the fact we’re in another real estate bubble, similar to what we saw in the mid-oughts. After bonds, property is likely the worst place to be. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say the great post–World War II property boom is at an end—but that’s a subject for another time. There’s not much that Trump can do to fix this.

    What should you do? Lighten up on property. Make sure any mortgages you keep are at fixed rates.

    Stocks—If Trump only follows through with his promise to cut taxes, and eliminate two old regulations for every new one, it would be wonderful for the economy. But the economy and the stock market are two different things; they only correlate over the long run. I suppose he’ll follow through with his promise to build lots of new infrastructure. Government deficits will soar, and only the Fed will be on hand to buy all that new debt.

    Infrastructure companies will get a fat slug of the newly printed money. But I find it hard to get enthusiastic for the stock market. In terms of dividends, P/E ratios, or book value, it’s already at one of the highest levels ever. Bear in mind that well-selected stocks can still go up, even if the market as a whole goes down.

    That said, I feel more comfortable with shorts than longs at this point.

    Gold and Commodities—Frankly, where do you put your money when almost everything is overpriced? Commodities are coming out of a five-year-long bear market. They’re about the only thing that’s cheap. That’s true relative to their cost of production (farmers, ranchers, and miners are breaking even, at best, all over the world). And it’s true relative to their history (they’re down 50% from the peak of 2011).

    In other words, commodities are a much safer place for your capital than stocks, bonds, or real estate (excepting agricultural property) for the foreseeable future. The problem is that it’s hard to hold a carload of wheat or ten tonnes of sugar.

    Remember that gold and other commodities aren’t “investments.” An investment is something that acts to create new wealth. They’re simply assets. Sometimes they can be excellent speculations. Gold, however, is money, and will remain so long after the US destroys its currency.

    I recommend, therefore, that you accumulate gold and silver instead of plunging into conventional investments. But if you don’t have a significant position in the metals already, please get going.

    A final thought. It’s usually a mistake to count on any head of state to make things in a country better. It can certainly happen—as with Erhard in Germany after WW2, Pinochet in Chile, Thatcher in Britain, or even Reagan in the US. Maybe it will be true of Trump. He’s got a much stronger personality than Reagan, for openers. But the bigger and older a State gets, the harder it is to change. It’s comparable to trying to stop a fully loaded supertanker.

    Regards,

    Doug Casey

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  8. Posted on Zerohedge.com the evening of Jan. 14th

    “Filed as mandated by the Department of Labor’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN notice, on January 12, the Clinton Foundation’s Veronika Shiroka advised the DOL that as part of a “Plant Layoff” it would layoff 22 workers on April 15, with reason for the dislocation stated as “Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.”

    For the full article
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-14/clinton-foundation-shutting-down-clinton-global-initative

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  9. Well, it’s guru Friday, and what a day it has been.

    I received several e-mails asking me if I was the “Tony” that called Gary “Away With The Fairy” Larabee, and conducted some conversation wherein the aforementioned Tony announced that he was going to lead everyone into exchanging their currencies with the major banks (Well Fargo, etc.), and was asking everyone to send an e-mail to him with the details of their currency holdings, etc.

    I would not usually make a big deal of this, but I thought it prudent to let you know that I am not the person on the phone with Larabee.

    As is common with those who are vociferous with their dinar exchange mania, there is a fair amount of biblical ferventness, and I truly feel for the sanity of the person who is on the phone.

    So, no. It’s not me, and I appreciate the concern, and you don’t have to e-mail me anymore to ask.

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  10. Head of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post in middle of inauguration

    “…..The U.S. Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the inauguration said Friday he will be removed from command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president….”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/commanding-general-of-dc-national-guard-to-be-removed-from-post/2017/01/13/725a0438-d99e-11e6-b8b2-cb5164beba6b_story.html?utm_term=.7fe635aaf165

    Caesar takes command of his legions as he accepts his appointment, adorned with his wreath of oak leaves -WHA

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    • Hi Terrence,

      Thank you, I hope you did as well.

      I have been taking it easy so far. No work for now, and I need to focus on my health. This includes some much needed time away from here, so I am going to head to the coast for some R&R. No idea when I will be back home, but I will be attending the blog while on the road.

      It should not be too hard, things are kind of quiet, and not much is expected until after Mr. Trump is sworn in, so it’s probably a good time for me to sojourn a bit.

      Thanks again!

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  11. http://nypost.com/2017/01/11/john-mccain-i-gave-russia-blackmail-dossier-on-trump-to-fbi/

    John McCain: I gave Russia blackmail dossier on Trump to FBI

    “….Sen. John McCain [AKA Servilius Casca*] admitted Wednesday that he gave the FBI a dossier detailing claims of a Russian blackmail plot against President-elect Donald Trump.

    The Arizona lawmaker, a longtime Trump critic, made the public statement as questions piled up about his alleged role in spreading an unverified and error-riddled document that Trump has denounced as “a complete and total fabrication…..”

    *Publius Servilius Casca Longus (84 BC – c. 42 BC) was one of the assassins of Gaius Julius Caesar.

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    • Oh FFS. Just stunning. What a disgraceful, delusional idiot.

      Pardon my southern ignorance, but the only ‘Stonewall’ I knew of was the great confederate general.

      And what is wrong with these freaks? Why does every single thing have to revert to mention of sexuality or sexual preference. Can’t they all just keep it in the bedroom? It’s like fricking Sodom and Gomorrah.

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  12. In 2017 Trump will be Presiding Over a Bankruptcy-Bill Holter

    “….One of the big truths that will explode is about the economy, and this will be one of Trump’s biggest problems. Holter goes on to say, “Trump is a smart guy, and he understands that really what he’s going to be doing is presiding over a bankruptcy. That’s what his main job is going to be, and that’s reorganizing this country…..”

    http://usawatchdog.com/in-2017-trump-will-be-presiding-over-a-bankruptcy-bill-holter/

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    • I continue to be pleased by the guy I voted against Hillary with.

      But the charm is even greater, as I’ve been telling my friends, for the last few years, that no matter who won the election, that person would preside over the biggest financial collapse the World will see in livng memory.

      Bill Holter is correct, but in my view he is trying to be the canary in the mineshaft, after most of the canaries have already died. We already know the future is uncertain, and is going to be dark for awhile.

      The fact that President Trump will preside over the future POS we call Life, and that it is clear that he knows these processes intimately, is a foreshadow of good things in the future. The silver lining is not in the fact that we will recover after the collapse. The silver lining is the fact that we will have competent people running the aftermath, in a fashion that will mitigate the pain; instead of the crooked and incompetent idiots we’ve been saddled with for more than 30-years.

      More jerks, like we’ve already had, would have continued the theft, because they are only slightly richer than we are, and need those bribes gained from holding political offices, to survive the coming horrors.

      Trump will not even take his paycheck as President, and is basically too rich to bribe. Whatever his agenda, good or bad, it doesn’t require the influx of ideas outside of himself. In the main, that is on balance a good thing.

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  13. Everyone needs to take a deep breath. Relax. Trump is not in office. Any speculation as to whether he took a bribe is just that. Speculation. A wild hypothesis based on a feeling. No one is appointed yet. It’s too early to start jumping to conclusions.

    Live in the moment. Enjoy these last few days of hope and uncertainty, because very soon, we will know. I would say we can tell which way this is going to go in the first 100 days. And don’t forget. Even if someone questionable gets appointed, things CAN change.

    I believe Trump has the country’s best interest at heart. Let’s wait. Don’t stress, it’s unproductive and unhealthy.

    I have a fresh jar of Orville Reddenbacher at the ready. How about you?

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