A Commentary On The Collapse That Is Here Now by Mitch Santell
Hi, how are you? Me? I am phenomenal because I don’t own the city hall, I just work here.
You may or may not follow this blog, and guess what? We are in the most massive global collapse since the Great Depression.
If you don’t believe me, you need to know about something called Quantitative Easing.
Barrack Obama introduced Quantitative Easing. President Obama did not invent Quantitative Easing; he brought it into our economic structure based on the Banking Collapse of 2008.
Quantitative Easing is where the Federal Reserve (our central bank, which is neither Federal nor a Reserve creates money out of debt to keep our markets liquid).
Now that I realize that over two-thirds of high school students in America are illiterate, I realize that you are going to have to take care of yourself and your family first. There is no reason to argue with anyone anymore.
Now the time has come to enjoy the bigger picture. Not only was 75 Billion Dollars+ pumped into the market daily over the past few months, over the next two-plus weeks, the Federal Reserve is also going to pump 500 Billion into the Banking System.
How long do you think this can continue?
In previewing today’s Fed statement regarding repurchase operations, on Tuesday Curvature Securities repo expert Scott Skyrm said that he expects the Fed to announce a $50 billion (at least) term operation for Monday December 23 (double the current term ops) and a $50 billion (at least) term operation for Monday, December 30. This prediction was in response to Zoltan Pozsar’s warning that reserve levels are too low and the result would be a market crash that could spark QE4.
Well, moments ago the NY Fed did publish it latest weekly “Statement Regarding Repurchase Operations” as expected laying out the Fed’s expected repo operations for the period December 13 – January 14… and it blew Skyrm’s expectations out of the water
According to the statement, the NY Fed will continue to offer two-week term repo operations twice per week, four of which span year end. In addition, the Desk will also offer another longer-maturity term repo operation that spans year end. The amount offered in this operation will be at least $50 billion, just as Skyrm expected.
The collapse that we are experiencing now has been in place for a long time. In the past, there are always cycles for these things. You have to use discernment, and you have to assume that everything you know is wrong. Why do I write that? This cycle is different and has already gone rogue.
Over the next 3 years, you will see and witness things in your own life that are going to blow your mind, mark my words on this.
The biggest battle you are going to have is in your own head as your own “Cognitive Dissonance” screams out at you.
Yesterday I had a most interesting conversation with a dear friend of mine whom I have known since 1974. My friend gave me all the technical details of why the stock market dropped over 800 points.
Electricity, Water & Deliveries
What do you mean?
When they turn off the power, you can’t turn on and faucet and the truck deliveries stop, we are all in for a big awakening.
The most important thing I tell my family and friends is that you must work harder on yourself than anything else because you are really going to know how to tap dance over the next few moments of humanity. So while your peers may attempt to use logic to calm you down, it’s all a big show.
While I don’t promote Alex Jones, I think this clip is worth a watch:
Culture and Cognitive Dissonance
In recent years, psychologists have pointed out that many psychology studies recruit participants from Western countries (North America and Europe) and that doing so neglects the experience of people who live in non-Western cultures. In fact, psychologists who studycultural psychologyhave found that many phenomena that were once assumed to be universal may actually be unique to Western countries.
What about cognitive dissonance? Do people from non-Western cultures experience cognitive dissonance as well? Research seems to suggest that people from non-Western cultures do experience cognitive dissonance, but that the contexts that lead to feelings of dissonance might differ depending on cultural norms and values. For example, in a study conducted by Etsuko Hoshino-Browne and her colleagues, the researchers found that European Canadian participants experienced greater levels of dissonance when they made a decision for themselves, while Japanese participants were more likely to experience dissonance when they were responsible for making a decision for a friend.
In other words, it seems that everyone does experience dissonance from time to time—but what causes dissonance for one person might not for someone else.
Reducing Cognitive Dissonance
According to Festinger, we can work to reduce the dissonance we feel in several different ways.
One of the simplest ways to address dissonance is to change one’s behavior. For example, Festinger explains that a smoker might cope with the discrepancy between their knowledge (that smoking is bad) and their behavior (that they smoke) by quitting.
Changing the Environment
Sometimes people can reduce dissonance by changing things in their environment—in particular, in their social environment. For example, someone who smokes might surround themselves with other people who smoke instead of with people who have disapproving attitudes about cigarettes. In others words, people sometimes cope with feelings of dissonance by surrounding themselves in “echo chambers” where their opinions are supported and validated by others.
Seeking Out New Information
People can also address feelings of dissonance by processing information in a biased way: they may look for new information that supports their current actions, and they might limit their exposure to information that would make them feel greater levels of dissonance. For example, a coffee drinker might look for research on the benefits of coffee drinking, and avoid reading studies that suggest coffee might have negative effects.
A reflection on the state of the planet by Mitch Santell
…I have been unable to blog for the past few hours, and I promise I’ll be posting again soon. It still blows my mind that most of my readers and followers are outside of the USA, so I am grateful to give you a perspective from this part of the world. The America that I knew and loved as a kid is gone and has been replaced with a Corporatocracy.
The countries that seem to follow me the most are New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, Brazil, Austria, Indonesia, France, China, Germany, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, India, Israel, South Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong.
One of the things that have fascinated me over the past few weeks are the bloggers and writers who are part of the “how to have a hit blog with thousands of followers.” Me? I don’t care about thousands of followers….what I do care about is that those of YOU that DO Follow Me or Read This Blog Can Think For Yourself.
All USA Presidents are “selected,” not elected. Read this article. It is well written. Trump is like Obama who is like Bush who is like Clinton. America is being invaded by thousands of illegals who are given more rights than USA Citizens. This started under Ronald Reagan who said, “I believe in Amnesty for Illegal Aliens.”
A guest posting by William Gheen President of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC www.alipac.us
As unprecedented numbers of fake asylum-seeking illegal immigrants flood America due to President Donald J. Trump’s Catch and Release Presidential directives and numerous broken campaign promises on immigration issues, the Democrats are now gaining enough illegal voters to take full and permanent control of the White House, US Senate and House, Supreme Court, and all future US laws and policies.
President Trump campaigns like a populist but governs like a globalist, and he has conducted a great bait and switch fraud upon the American public regarding the immigration issues American voters list as their greatest concern.
Each night, the thousands of illegals being assisted into America by the US Border Patrol and Department of Homeland Security increase the chances Trump loses in 2020 and Republicans lose control of the US Senate because there are no safeguards to prevent illegals and non-citizens from voting in US elections.
Most Americans Still Don’t Know That Our Border Patrol Agents and Troops are Escorting Illegals Into America under Trump’s orders!
We know from the example of Reagan’s disastrous 1986 Amnesty how non-citizen illegal Democrat voters turned the once Republican state of California into a permanent socialist Democrat hell-hole. We also know from numerous surveys and observations that non-citizens vote overwhelmingly for the Democrat Party candidates due to race-based identity politics and access to government benefits from our zombie federal government.
Our zombie federal government should have ceased to exist financially sometime before the year 2001. No American individual or business would be allowed to go into the levels of debt our government has entered where they now print more money through the process they call “quantitative easing.” Our American zombie government is still alive, animated by printing money and foreign global socialist debt masters who keep the corpse animated as we the people of America read in horror each day about how our zombie government fails us and doesn’t do the things we want, like protecting our borders and repelling illegal immigrants, while doing lots of things we hate like lying to us and spying on us all the time.
Donald J. Trump has become the latest liar in chief to occupy the White House after conducting what is perhaps the greatest fraud of all upon the American public who tried desperately to elect someone who says the things which are needed to save America and Americans.
And while many American patriots are fighting hard to educate more Americans about Trump’s broken campaign promises, hold Trump accountable and pressure him to honor his promises, and stop the soon to be released Jared Kushner crafted Amnesty bill, many Trump supporters fill the cybersphere with excuses for Trump.
Lower Court Judges Do Not Rule America
Lots of Ever-Trumpers claim that President Trump’s hands are tied by Democrats and lower court judges. While it is true that some lower court judges have made wild political rulings directing the President to release illegals with minors in their care after three weeks, there are not court orders mandating the Presidential directives of catch and release.
Catch and Release is an insane Presidential directive from the Bush and Obama administrations which Donald Trump promised to end if elected. Trump could end Catch and Release today with a phone call simply ordering our Border Patrol to stop releasing illegals and quickly repatriate them to Mexico or their country of origin.
America is not under the rule of lower courts, and the Executive Branch under Donald J. Trump is under no onus to honor lower court rulings when it comes to his execution of the existing immigration and border laws passed by Congress.
Only the US Supreme Court and a two-thirds vote by Congress have the power to override Presidential policies, and it is time for us to all end this pretense that America’s laws, policies, and citizens are subject to Obama appointed activist judges.
Catch and release is not a law and is not a court order. It is a Presidential directive sustained by President Donald J. Trump.
At this point, Americans should seriously consider demanding the US Border Patrol be withdrawn from the border because that might slow illegal immigration down since the Border Patrol is currently acting like Uber drivers, picking up illegals from where the drug cartels drop them off.
There are even reports that illegal aliens are getting angry at how long they must wait for Border Patrol to come and carry them into their new lives, work permits, and socialist state benefits in America.
Trump’s Illegal Caravans and Catch and Release Directives
Trump falsely told America he was ordering DHS to repel the caravans.. He later claimed they had stopped the caravans, and while this is true, the caravans were only stopped at the Mexican border so they could take them into America in groups of 60-100 at a time.
I believe this was done because cameras catching a large group of illegals proudly breaking through the gates into America, as they did on Mexico’s southern border, could be enough to finally ignite a political revolt against Trump and the globalist agenda he serves.
These illegal caravans are Trump Caravans coming to America for Trump’s Catch and Release Amnesty policies.
If you listen to Trump carefully or read his numerous Tweets, you will see Trump blaming Mexico, Democrats, judges, anyone and everyone but himself for these outrages at our border. Trump wants us to believe it is everyone else’s fault and responsibility but his own, when in truth the illegal immigration buck stops with Trump!
The President of the United States is commanded by Article IV of the US Constitution to protect all states from invasion, and President Donald J. Trump is obviously not doing that!
3. Trump promised to end Obama’s unconstitutional DACA Amnesty on his first day in office. (Trump continues DACA Amnesty giving deportation protection and jobs to more than 700,000 illegal aliens in violation of existing federal laws!)
5. Trump promised an Executive Order to end birthright citizenship for illegals to rally his base just before the 2018 elections. (No Order Issued.)
6. Trump promised all illegals, including DACA recipients, would go home. (Trump now supports Amnesty via HR 4760 and HJ Res 31 which allows most illegals to stay.)
7. Trump promised DHS would clean up elections fraud when he canceled the Kris Kobach led Commission On Elections Integrity. (No DHS Action.)
8. Trump promised to end Sanctuary Cities. (No Action on that and now Trump delivers more illegal aliens to Democrat strongholds where they receive maximum taxpayer benefits and protection from deportation.)
9. Trump promised to end catch and release of illegals. (Catch and release continues.)
10. (UPDATE FEB 18, 2019 TRUMP SIGNED EMERGENCY ORDER)– Trump said he would declare an emergency and have the military build the wall. (No action till Feb 18, 2019) Trump’s border wall promise remains 90% broken because a wall will not work as long as Border Patrol catches and releases illegals and escorts them into the USA.
As you can see from these ten painful facts above, President Donald J. Trump is conducting the largest fraud ever committed upon the American public.
We thought we were electing another President Dwight D. Eisenhower, but we got another GW Bush because Trump’s immigration policies and legislative agenda are very similar to the Bush administration.
We need all Americans to come to terms with these betrayals and begin to organize rapidly to defend against these policies and the new legislative Amnesty push coming from the White House.
We are going to need Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Kris Kobach, Rush Limbaugh, and Michael Savage to fight harder than ever before.
We need NumbersUSA, Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and their surrogates Roy Beck, Dan Stein, Rosemary Jenks, Mark Krikorian, Jessica Vaughan, and Stephen Camarota to stop conducting “listening sessions” with Jared Kushner in the White House to aid his efforts to cut a deal on Amnesty for millions of illegals.
We all need to fight illegal immigration, Amnesty, and the North American Union, harder than ever before and inform as many remaining Trump supporters as possible about how they have been used and lied to by a Republican once again.
With lifelong Democrats like Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump running the show in the White House and espousing plans to run for President as Democrats one day it makes many of us wonder… Was Trump ever really a Republican at all or merely an actor playing the role of a Judas Goat leading conservatives to our doom?
Commentary and Feedback on Internet Browsing by Mitch Santell
It has always been my view that it is better to focus on solutions than continuously complain. If you live on the web the way, I do you most likely have tried various browsers. Right?
The single best browser for the Mac platform right here right now is Dissenter.
It is an open-source browser.
After being deplatformed byChromeandFirefoxwhich control 70% of the internet browser market, the free speech software company Gab has launched an alpha version of the Dissenter browser. The browser, which is a fork of the open-source Brave browser, comes with a built-in Dissenter comments extension to help users resist online censorship and integrated ad blocking to prevent third parties tracking users online activity. It’s currently in alpha and available to Windows, Mac, and Linux users.
The Dissenter browser is the third major release from Gab. The company has previously launched the Gab social network and theDissenter comments app. Both of these products are based around the core principle of promoting free speech and all user comments in these products are protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
The Dissenter browser itself is fast and functional. The speed of the browser combined with the built-in ad blocking ensures that web pages load quickly and makes browsing the internet a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Gabsaidthat it built the Dissenter browser in response to “a months-long coordinated campaign to eject Gab from as many corners of the internet as possible” and that the browser will “put free speech and users first.”
Not only does the Dissenter browser give users easy access to the Dissenter extensions and provide a unique browsing experience but it also stops the Dissenter extension being censored at the browser level.
It also creates more diversity and competition in a market where four browsers (Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer) controlalmost 90% of the market.
Like many of Gab’s products, the Dissenter browser isopen sourceand powered by a large community of developers. This means you can review the source code and supports its development directly by getting involved.
It is becoming more evident that the “crisis” in Venezuela is another “Dog and Pony” show by America to deceive people. All America has to do is lift the blockade against Venezuela, and everything will be alright! Please support the Gray Zone Project Website.
Want to know what is really happening in the Venezuelan Capital?
Representatives of 85 Countries Arrive to Caracas for Peoples’ Assembly ~ The activity will bring together more than 500 representatives in the Venezuelan capital from February 24 to 27
On February 23, delegations from 85 countries began to arrive in Caracas to participate in a meeting in solidarity with Venezuela as part of International Peoples’ Assembly (IPA). The meeting will take place from February 24 to 27. At a press conference on Saturday, the members of the coordinating committee of the Assembly discussed the details of the meeting and its organization.
João Pedro Stedile, member of the National Board of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST), and coordinator of the Vía Campesina International, said that the date chosen for the event symbolizes solidarity with Venezuela, which is a target of attacks from neighboring governments and the United States.
“We are here, the coordinating commission of the International Peoples’ Assembly. For the last two years we have been preparing for the Assembly and we decided that it be held here in Caracas, on this date, as a form of solidarity from all of the organizations in the world with the government of Nicolás Maduro and with the Venezuelan people,” noted Stedile.
Struggle in defense of life
The representative of Spain, Marga Ferré, affirmed that although European governments have openly defended an intervention in Venezuela, this is not the position of the majority of the citizens of these countries, who reject violence as a form of solution to conflicts.
“The people of Europe do not want a military intervention, and part of what we will debate in the following days is how to build an agenda of solidarity with Venezuela and work on this in Europe. Something we believe in strongly is that every people has the right to be governed how they want,” she highlighted.
Representing the United States, Claudia de la Cruz, member of the Popular Education Project, termed the position of the government of Donald Trump as “immoral” and highlighted the contradictions in the discourse about the “humanitarian crisis” in the Latin American country.
“It is embarrassing, it is criminal and immoral that the United States – a country where 140 million poor people live, where 6 million live with hunger daily – comes and tells Venezuela that there is a humanitarian crisis. Venezuela has the resistance and the defense of the revolution that permits the redistribution of riches to the most poor, the most dispossessed. Venezuela does not have a humanitarian crisis. In Venezuela, there is a struggle in defense of life. The United States cannot say this. Venezuela is an example of the struggle for dignity of all of the peoples of the world and that is why we are here,” she said.
The International Peoples’ Assembly is taking place at a moment when the government of Venezuela is being pressured by other governments of the region, above all Colombia, Peru and Brazil, in addition to the administration of Donald Trump. Dozens of heads of state have recognized the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, who made a failed bid to bring ‘aid to Venezuela on Saturday. Saturday also saw attempts by opposition activists to create tension in the border region under the pretext of delivering this ‘aid’. The government of Nicolás Maduro, reelected in May 2018 for a new term of six years, has rejected the entrance of the shipments, and has termed it a Trojan horse that will open the road for foreign military intervention.
Happy Sunday dear readers and followers! There is nothing that is happening now that Hollywood has not already put in a film. Make some popcorn, here we go!
Have you seen this before? It was called: 9/11
With a population of 14,373,472 people, the Republic of Guatemala is the largest country in Central America by population. The country covers an area of 108,890 squared kilometers with a population density of 129 people per kilometer squared. The capital city of Guatemala is Guatemala City. The country is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the northeast by Belize, to the southwest by the Pacific Ocean and to the east the Caribbean Sea. Guatemala has an abundance of biological diversity including large numbers of endemic species and rich, distinctive cultures. The country is mainly mountainous with patches of deserts, valleys, and sand dunes. Guatemala is home to the Volcán Tajumulco Mountain, which is the highest mountain in Central America at 4220 meters above sea level. The country is constitutionally democratic and is governed by an elected president who is in charge as the head of state and government. Guatemala is home to the largest economy in Central America with a GDP per Capita of US$5,200.
The Republic of Honduras borders Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Honduras covers a total area of 112,090 km squared and has a population of 8,448,465 people. The population density is 67 people per squared km and the capital city of the country is Tegucigalpa. Honduras’ state and the government are headed by a democratically elected president. The country’s economic growth has averaged 7% over the past few years. Roman Catholicism is the most common religion with other faiths such as evangelical Protestantism, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism also shaping the religion of the country.
The Republic of El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country out of the seven countries in Central America, with 292 people per km squared and a total population of 6,108,590 people. Most of the population belongs to the Mestizos ethnic group with Christianity being the dominant religion in the country. San Salvador is the largest city in the country and also the capital city of El Salvador. The country’s political system involves a democratically elected president who is both the head of state and the government. El Salvador’s economy has been affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. The service sector dominates the economy followed by industrial sector and agricultural sector.
Other Central American Nations
Other countries making up the Central American region are Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize. All Central America countries have developed and maintained diplomatic relations with Taiwaninstead of China. Only Costa Rica has established diplomatic relations with China.
Commentary On The What About This Department by Mitch Santell
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Commentary On Military, Political and Social Strain by Mitch Santell
Throughout Obama’s first term I was living in New Zealand with my wife (33 1/2 years) and my two younger daughters (now grown). Each and every month I would cringe as I kept hearing Obama give these Socialist Marxist Speeches.
President Obama sincerely believed that for the U.S. to have real security, it had to give up some of its sovereign rights for the global community.
After 8 years of this, America could not stand pushing the global community anymore and so with President Trump (neither a Republican or Democrat in philosophy), made the following statement to the United Nations.
Over the past week while thousands if not millions of Americans worried about the cancellation of the State Of The Union, here is what is happening along the Southern border. Not only the border between Mexico and California but now the border between Arizona and Mexico.
Now across America, over 100,000 Police Officers have signed a petition against Nancy Pelosi.
Amid all the talk about impeaching President Trump, more than 100,000 people have signed a White House“We the People” petitioncalling for the impeachment of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accusing her of treason.
Created by a citizen identified only as “M.G.,” it accuses Pelosi of being a traitor to the American people who is beholden to the interests of illegal immigrants,Big League Politics reported.
The “We the People” petitioning system on the White House website was initiated by the Obama administration. It promises an official response for every petition that gathered more than 100,000 signatures within 30 days. The Pelosi petition was launched just 11 days ago.
The petition further blames the San Francisco Democrat for the recent partial government shutdown. It argues she refused to negotiate with President Trump over funding for border security, causing many federal employees to work without pay for more than a month.
“Illegal aliens are enemies that invade our country with drugs, human trafficking, and terrorist causing death and crime to American citizens,” the petition states.
The mess that is ever increasing at the USA Mexico border is not very fun to watch but for so many of us we watched as Germany, France, and many other countries were flooded with thousands daily from the middle east.
As a person who has empathy and sympathy for other people, I can understand why people around the world want a better life.
The challenge is that here in America we are struggling too and while the unemployment rate is low we still have to do what we can to bring every dollar home.
It has often been said that “those who don’t remember their history are doomed to repeat it,” that is not actually accurate. The real line is: “Those who do not study their history are doomed to repeat it!”
The number of people who read my blog, I don’t worry about. What I do worry about is are there others around the world who are picking up my posts.
The answer is yes. This is a map of my blog from today.