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Michael Moore launches resistance website promoting daily anti-Trump actions

 An anti-Trump “coalition” actually exists

(INTELLIHUB) — In an effort to create more political friction for the White House than there already is, liberal, filmmaker and activist, Michael Moore launched The Resistance Calender, a website aimed at empowering liberals by pairing them with daily anti-Trump actions in which they can attend.

To the untrained eye, Moore’s website, ResistanceCalendar.org, looks decent. It boasts an early-90’s color scheme and is rather simple to navigate. It’s basically, an online bulletin board which caters to leftists looking to take action by mobilizing against Trump.

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The website allows users to “submit” or “add” an event by simply filling out an online form which asks users for their name, their email, the link they wish to promote and a description of the event. Under the “Monthly” tab I counted 55 different events taking place on Today alone with Saturday the 25th looking busy also.

While searching for events on the site, under the “Monthly” tab, I counted 55 different events taking place on Today alone with Saturday the 25th looking busy also.

Early Wednesday morning, Moore took to Twitter to point out the “incredible turnouts at Congressional Town Hall meetings across the country” which he feels his new site is contributing to.

Michael Moore, Organizing for Action, and Indivisible — all Soros-backed?

What Moore didn’t point out is the fact that the left-leaning Obama-tied group Organizing for Action (OFA) is also promoting the Town Hall Project

Both agendas, the one promoted on Moore’s new website and OFA’s are nearly interchangeable and both Moore and OFA are making a major push until Feb. 26 to thwart GOP legislators.

Currently, OFA empowers over 30,000 activists and has over 400 rallies scheduled for 2017.

OFA works with Indivisible, which according to Breitbart “is a part of a coalition.” According to the Capitol Research CenterIndivisible has “loose ties” to the billionaire Hillary Clinton and sanctuary city backer and George Soros.

OFA has literally issued a practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda.

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.
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Lady de Rothschild Tweet’s: Hillary lost because Podesta was “arrogant” and “out of touch”

Lady de Rothschild bashes Podesta on Twitter

(INTELLIHUB) — A tweet made by the host of Showtime’s The Circus John Heilemann garnered an unanticipated response from a well-known elite Wednesday.

Lady de Rothschild (a.k.a. Lynn Forester) showed frustration toward Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager John Podesta on Twitter Wednesday calling him “pathetic.”

Mrs. Rothschild said that Podesta was “out of touch” and blamed him for destroying a “great family.”

Lady de Rothschild is an Ameican-British business woman and Chief Executive Officer of E.L. Rothschild holdings.

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Gold continues to defy Fed’s attempt to control the price

Bloomberg News admitted that it is aware of the Fed’s “hidden” mandate to control the price of gold when it published an article last Sunday titled, “Yellen Can’t Halt Trump Gold Rally That Funds Bet Against” – Bloomberg/Yellen/Gold.

That title, combined with the content of the article, implied that the journalists and editors at Bloomberg are aware that the Fed actively manipulates the price of gold. It’s hard to know if this admission was put forth intentionally or unwittingly. But the headline outright acknowledges that the Fed’s goal with respect to the price of gold is to prevent it from moving higher. The Fed’s current tool for this purpose is the “good cop/bad cop” routine played out on a daily basis between the Fed Governors who purport the need for more interest rate hikes and the Fed Heads who advocate waiting until the economy improves.

Lost in the smoke of Orwellian propaganda is the absurd notion that the two “rate hikes” were a mere quarter of a percentage point in magnitude. This can hardly be described as “raising interest rates.” It certainly is not even remotely close to the concept of “interest rate normalization,” whatever that is supposed to mean. In mid-2007, about a year before the financial system nearly collapsed, the Fed Funds rate was 5.25%. A little more than a year later it had been dropped to near zero.

If the financial analyst “Einsteins” define “rate normalization” as the 5.25% level in 2007, it will take about about 20 years using the speed of rate hikes by the Fed over the last two years. On the other hand, going back to 1954, which is as far back as the Fed’s database takes us for the Fed funds rate, the median level for the Fed Funds rate is somewhere around 7%. Is THAT level how one would define “normalized rates?” You can do the math on how long it would take thereby to achieve “normalized interest rates” if 7% is the goal.

Since mid-December 2016, when gold appears to have bottomed out from the manipulated price “correction” that began in August, gold has been trading in defiance of the Fed’s attempts at price control. Yesterday’s (Wednesday, Feb 22nd) trading action is point in case. Gold was slammed for about $9 right after the paper trading market on the Comex floored commenced. This is standard operating procedure. But about 5 1/2 hours later, when the Fed released the minutes from its last meeting, gold spiked up and reclaimed the full $9 price take-down. Today gold has soared another $16.

At the Shadow of Truth, we suspect both Yellen and the editorial staff at Bloomberg News are mumbling to themselves. In today’s episode, we discuss the trading action in gold and the potential more interest rate hikes this year:

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Mutiny breaks out inside the world’s most successful hedge fund over Donald Trump

Last August, we introduced readers to the hedge fund that we dubbed the “puppet master behind the US presidential election“, which also happened to be the most successful hedge fund in history : Setauket-based Renaissance Technologies (a recent analysis by LCH found that Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater, with $45 billion in absolute profits since inception, was the most successful but the ranking ignored Renaissance, which has return $10 billion more).

Formerly known best for making a staggering $55 billion since its founding, RenTec as it is better known in financial circles, also emerged as perfectly hedged when it comes to the outcome of the presidential election. On one hand, there was RenTec’s chain-smoking billionaire founder (in 2015 alone he made $1.7 billion) Jim Simons, who had donated some $10 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, second only to Saban Capital. In a June 2016 interview with CNBC, Jim Simons said that “if you compare the presidential candidates using the Sharpe ratio, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is ‘not a good investment.’”

Meanwhile, Rentec’s Co-CEO, billionaire Robert Mercer, emerged as the man who was pulling the string behind Donald Trump’s entire campaign. As the WSJ reported at the time, Mercer has longstanding ties to both people elevated to top posts in the Trump campaign. He and his daughter, Rebekah, not only poured money into the Trump campaign but had recommended both Breitbart News chairman Stephen Bannon (they had invested $10 million in Breitbart News) and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway, who already worked for the campaign, to join the Trump team around the time it found itself in disarray with last summer’s scandals involving Tim Manafort. (Trump returned the favor, in part, by pouring that campaign money back into a data-analytics firm co-owned by Rebekah, who was later named to Trump’s transition team executive committee.)

And just like that the man who Rentec’s founder, Jim Simons, said “is not a good investment” because his “Sharpe ratio is terrible”, had become the investment of RenTec’s current CEO.

A few months later, the investment paid off; Simons was wrong but thanks to Mercer’s “bet”, Renaissance ultimately won.

Fast forward to today when one would think that as a result of this “perfect hedge”, the finely-tuned money-making machine that is RenTec, would be sailing smoothly. However, a fascinating new report by WSJ’s Greg Zuckerman, reveals that nothing could be further from the truth.

As Forbes eloquently puts it, “in your average workplace in your average election year, the politics of the guys or gals running the place might be discussed privately among staff but likely wouldn’t result in a confrontation with the boss. What’s more, the mostly left-leaning employees at Renaissance have had a like-minded friend in chairman and founder Jim Simons, who has been a major donor to the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House. But 2016 was not your average election year and Renaissance is not your average workplace. With the amount of money people are taking home, they literally have the ability to reshape America in whichever way they see fit. And for Renaissance partner and research scientist David Magerman, Mercer’s support for Trump’s anti-immigration policies and his associations with white-nationalist fellow travelers was too much to take.”

A quick bit of background: Magerman makes millions each year, drives a Tesla and says he gives more than $10 million in charity annually. A research scientist, he is one of 100 partners at the firm, but he isn’t one of Renaissance’s most senior executives. Magerman, a 20-year Renaissance veteran who helped design the fund’s trading systems. He has concluded that every new piece of code he developed for Renaissance helped Mr. Mercer make more money and gave him greater ability to influence the country.

In recent months Magerman – a registered Democrat who calls himself a centrist, and who had complained to colleagues about Mercer’s role as a prominent booster of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign – started to become a more vocal at the office about his disdain for Mercer’s activities, which resulted in this awkward phone call with his boss, as reported by The Wall Street Journal:

Magerman says he was in his home office in suburban Philadelphia earlier this month when the phone rang. His boss, hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, was on the line.

“I hear you’re going around saying I’m a white supremacist,” Mr. Mercer said. “That’s ridiculous.”

“Those weren’t my exact words,” Mr. Magerman said he told Mr. Mercer, stammering and then explaining his concerns about Mr. Trump’s policy positions, rhetoric and cabinet choices.

“If what you’re doing is harming the country then you have to stop.”

Following such a rather “uncomfortable” phone call with his billionaire boss, as well as the real possibility of getting fired, one would think the democrat would have prudently decided to keep his mouth shut. But Magerman did no such thing. In fact, he ramped up his efforts to show Mercer that he’s not going to stand by and let the politics of Breitbart News ruin the country. There were more phone calls:

Magerman says he first spoke with Mr. Mercer in January, when Mr. Magerman, who donates to local schools, called Mr. Mercer to ask for the opportunity to reach out to Rebekah Mercer to offer the administration help on education policy. During the call, they talked politics, disagreeing about some of the administration’s early steps. After airing his concerns with others at the company, Mr. Magerman received the second call from Mr. Mercer two weeks ago.

The conversation grew strained. After telling Mr. Mercer to stop harming the country, he said Mr. Mercer responded that his goal had been to defeat Mrs. Clinton and that he wouldn’t remain very involved in politics.

“How can you say you’re not involved?” Mr. Magerman said, citing an outside group Rebekah Mercer was involved in that was aimed at boosting Mr. Trump’s agenda.

Not content with keeping the matter internal, Magerman then broke the cardinal rule of hedge funds – and certainly the most secretive hedge funds in the world, one founded by a former codebreaker – he went public.

As the WSJ says “until now nobody within the tight-lipped hedge fund has gone public with a grievance.” The changed when Magerman contacted Zuckerman to tell him that Mercer’s “views show contempt for the social safety net that he doesn’t need, but many Americans do.” Speaking to the WSJ reporter at the Dairy Café, a kosher restaurant he owns in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Magerman said that “now he’s using the money I helped him make to implement his worldview” by supporting Mr. Trump and encouraging that “government be shrunk down to the size of a pinhead.”

He has also tried to get to the source of his angst: those closest to Trump such as Jared Kushner:

To try to counteract his boss’s activities, Mr. Magerman says he has been in touch with local Democratic leaders and plans to make major contributions to the party. He says he called Planned Parenthood to offer his assistance and contacted Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser, to voice his concerns about Ms. Conway and Mr. Bannon. He says he failed to reach Mr. Kushner.

Failing to generate traction, Magerman decided to use the nuclear route: use political connections to hurt his own employer:

Mr. Magerman has one idea that would reduce the power of people like Mr. Mercer. He said he was thinking about reaching out to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) to craft proposals to reduce speculative trading, which presumably would curtail Renaissance’s profits.

Needless to say, such a dramatic attempt at corporate self-destruction would hardly be smiled upon by either by the republican Mercer, or RenTec’s democratic founder, Jim Simons, who has invested his entire career into creating the world’s most secretive, and successful, quant fund.

What happened next? Apparently, the self-loathing employee thought that letting his conscience speak – quite publicly – would have no consequences.

In conversation at his cafe, Mr. Magerman said he hoped his public statements wouldn’t cost him his job. But if he does get fired, he said, he would have more time to devote to politics and other causes. “This is my life’s work—I ran a group that wrote the trading system they still use,” he said. “But I feel relieved I’m now doing something, and if they fire me, maybe it’s for the best.”

Unfortunately for Magerman and his idealistic universe, in the real world there are real consequences, and as the WSJ concludes:

On Thursday morning, after an online version of this story appeared, Mr. Magerman received a new phone call from Renaissance. A representative told Mr. Magerman that he was being suspended without pay and no longer could have contact with the company.

While we don’t know if Magerman will be content with the status of his conscientious objector crusade against his employer, we are confident he will have much more free time to ruminate on the consequences of his actions. And, as he himself said, he will surely be relieved to no longer be with his loathsome ex-employer unless, of course, his entire story was just a hypocritical charade.

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NSA and CIA is the enemy of the people

Astute students of history understand that government agencies often further their own interests and not the administration they are designated to serve. Seldom is the genuine national security advanced when bureaucrats pledge their loyalty to their respective fiefdoms of projecting influence and power. Absent in this supremacy struggle equation is the abstract notion that state legitimacy is founded upon the will and consent of the people. Such a quaint concept does not reflect a chapter in the training manual that breeds the spooks who operate as above the law and unaccountable super spies.

Guarding signals traffic or capturing foreign communication is a logical task to protect national secrets, while gathering information on intentions and operations from adversaries. Once upon a time the National Security Agency directed the ECHELON project as a cold war network. Over the decades the functions of electronic surveillance broadened into collection on all forms of data, no matter the source or the national origin of the subject.

The mapping from their “Big Scoop” capacity has achieved a technological level that all but obliterated any expectation of privacy. The Fourth Amendment is consistently ignored and the inadequate Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, FISA review is a mere rubber stamp from a kangaroo court. So when the Supreme Court places National Security Agency above the law, no one should be surprised.

Even less shocking is the sordid chronicle of the Central Intelligence Agency, documented by the Church Committee. The Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities provides intriguing bed time reading rivaling any Frederick Forsyth or John le Carré spy novel. And who can dismiss the Declassified CIA Memo Reveals CIA Directly Involved In JFK Assassination Cover-Up!

“Fifty-three years after the assassination of JFK, Mary’s Mosaic author Peter Janney has rediscovered a memo offering, prima facie evidence that the CIA was directly involved in the JFK assassination.

What’s more, this 1967 CIA memorandum was written by Janney’s own father, Frederick Wistar Morris Janney, a senior career CIA officer who began work at the Agency shortly after its creation in 1947.”

No matter what one thinks of the NSA and the CIA, the indisputable fact is that both operate upon the premise that protecting and advancing the imperial global empire is their prime imperative. Lost under this shadow government criminal syndicate is any effort to observe their oath of office to the American nation.

Supposedly agency employees work in the executive branch of government for the President. Yet, the deep state operates as if they are preeminent in their Machiavellian immoral system of perpetual lies and deceit. These fifth column establishment gatekeepers are the enemy of the republic. Citing the way the Intel eavesdrop presence targets the populist president, is clear cut proof of the nature of the intelligence community.

Watch the video NSA spying on the Trump administration?, and review the latest Larry Klayman lawsuit that goes to the core of the 1984 police state that is waging war against their commander and chief. Then read Emergency hearing sought to stop NSA ‘spying’ on Trump. “Attorney Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch, is asking a federal court to hold an emergency hearing on the National Security Agency, alleging “likely” CIA “spying” on President Donald Trump.”

The open counterinsurgency originating out of Ft. Meade and Langley is evident for all to see. Just assess How The Nation’s Spooks Played The Game ‘Kill Mike Flynn’.

“National Security Advisor Gen. Michael T. Flynn (ret.) — who resigned Monday — was the victim of a “hit job” launched by intelligence operatives, Obama government holdovers and former Obama national security officials, according to former intelligence officials who spoke with The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

The talk within the tight-knit community of retired intelligence officers was that Flynn’s sacking was a result of intelligence insiders at the CIA, NSA and National Security Council using a sophisticated “disinformation campaign” to create a crisis atmosphere. The former intel officers say the tactics hurled against Flynn over the last few months were the type of high profile hard-ball accusations previously reserved for top figures in enemy states, not for White House officials.

“This was a hit job,” charged retired Col. James Williamson, a 32-year Special Forces veteran who coordinated his operations with the intelligence community.”

The NSA routinely monitors foreign dignitaries conversations. The obvious source of original electronic taps most assuredly comes from signal traffic. Obama expands the NSA’s ability to share data with other agencies cites: “The National Security Agency is now able to share raw surveillance data with all 16 of the United States government’s intelligence groups, including the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and Drug Enforcement Administration.”

The notion that only small number of select senior officials would have had access to the Flynn and Russia ambassador Sergey Kislyak conversations just does not wash. When the outgoing CIA Director John Brennan went public with his denunciation of President Trump, one would immediately suspect that The Agency, not some rogue operative, gave the official blessing to take down Trump.

A shameful disclosure from former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler in “He Will Die In Jail” – Intelligence Community Ready To “Go Nuclear” On Trump, states that these very blunt thoughts came from of a “senior intelligence community friend”. With friends like this, no wonder that the Trump administration is fighting an internal civil war with the entrenched snoop and spook class of the permanent war proponents.

Least one forgets, the CIA has perfected the exercise of fixing elections, overthrowing governments and controlling the news cycle internationally. Within their culture, applying these skills back on home soil is a very short leap.

So when Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump on Leak Concerns, as reported in the WSJ, just ask who has excelled in leaking damaging fake news more than the CIA?

“U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter.”

The covert undertaking of the NSA and CIA is to remove Donald Trump from the Presidency. One need not endorse or even support the Trump agenda, but one must concede that he is challenging the establishment as no other president in our lifetime. The coordinated push back from the hegemonic imperialists refuses to allow the populist elected President from deflating the bellicose unanimity that underwrites their world view.

Paul Craig Roberts has it correct in The Stakes for Trump and All of Us.

“We need to understand, and so does President Trump, that the hoax “war on terror” was used to transform intelligence agencies, such as the NSA and CIA, and criminal investigative agencies, such as the FBI, into Gestapo secret police agencies. Trump is now threatened by these agencies, because he rejects the neoconservative’s agenda of US world hegemony that supports the gigantic military/security annual budget.

Our secret police agencies are busy at work planting “intelligence” among the presstitute media that Trump is compromised by “Russian connections” and is a security threat to the United States. The plan is to make a case in the media, as was done against President Nixon, and to force Trump from office. To openly take on a newly elected president is an act of extraordinary audacity that implies enormous confidence, or else desperation, on the part of the police state agencies.”

The religion of State worship has destroyed all semblances of civil liberties and constitutional law, especially since the programmed plot on September 11, 2001 that brought America the Patriot Act despotic society. The NSA and CIA are responsible for the continuous misinformation faux newscast cycle as the former provide the raw falsification data, while the later uses their media assets to spread the fabrication of their pro interventionist narrative.

The ordinary citizens who voted for Trump are being betrayed by the espionage agents who want to consummate the police state. The secret service of the puppet regime poses a fundamental and true existential threat to the legitimacy of our government. They are the enemy of the sovereign authority that resides in the consent of the population.

All ideological factions need to rally against the concerted efforts to destroy our separations of power federalism. Cleaning house and purging the NSA and CIA may be virtually impossible without a clear outcry from the public. Remember this warning – Did Chuck Schumer Just Threaten Donald Trump?

“The new leader of Democrats in the Senate says Donald Trump is being “really dumb” for picking a fight with intelligence officials, suggesting they have ways to strike back, after the president-elect speculated Tuesday that his “so-called” briefing about Russian cyber attacks had been delayed in order to build a case.”

Well, now you are seeing with the release of all these leaks that present suspect intelligence. Support Trump in his battle with the intelligence agencies, before they take their retribution as they did on JFK.

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