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Mass Insolvency, Budget Mismanagement In Philadelphia Leaves Government Trying To Find Ways To Confiscate Property Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 18:53:57 Id: 99845a [Preview] No. 11429 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Like a lot of major cities in the United States, Philadelphia is in pretty rough financial condition.

One of the city’s biggest problems is its woefully underfunded public pension, which has a multi-billion dollar funding gap.

In 2001, Philadelphia’s pension fund was still in decent shape with a funding level of 77%, meaning that it had sufficient assets to meet 77% of its long-term obligations.

By 2017 the funding level had dropped to less than 50%.

Part of this is just blatant mismanagement; while most of the market soared in 2016, for example, Philadelphia’s pension fund lost about $150 million on its investments, roughly 3.17% of its capital.

It’s interesting that, along the way, the city has actually tried to fix the problem. Between 2001 and 2017, the amount of money that the city contributed to the pension fund actually increased by 230%.

Yet despite increasing contributions to the fund, the fund’s solvency level keeps shrinking.

Mayor Jim Kenny summed up the grim situation in his budget address last year:

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Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 18:54:36 Id: 99845a [Preview] No.11430 del
So, desperate for revenue, the local government has been relying on an old tactic to get their hands on every spare penny they can.

The city of Philadelphia owns the local gas company - Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW). It’s essentially a local government monopoly.

And over the last few years, PGW developed an automated system to comb its billing records, find delinquent accounts, and file a lien on those properties.

If you’re not familiar with real estate law, a ‘lien’ is a formally-registered security interest in which your property serves as collateral for a debt.

When you borrow money from the bank to buy a home, for example, the bank registers a lien over your home for the value of the mortgage.

The lien prevents you from selling the home until you satisfy the debt. It also means that if you don’t pay the debt, the lienholder (the bank, or the gas company) can seize the property.

In PGW’s case, the gas company is filing liens over people’s properties due to unpaid gas bills for as little as $300.

There is essentially zero due process here.

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Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 18:55:06 Id: 99845a [Preview] No.11431 del
If you’re lucky enough to even find out about it, you call PGW to try and get the lien removed.

But (according to court documents), PGW tells angry landlords that they have no control over the lien process, and tell people to file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

But then the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission tells you that they have no jurisdiction over liens in Philadelphia, and that you should talk to the utility company.

Classic government bureaucracy. You just get bounced around between various departments and nothing ever gets resolved from a problem that you didn’t even create.

Well, a bunch of landlords finally had enough of this nonsense, so they got together and sued the city in federal court.

It seemed like a slam dunk case. Why should property owners be held liable for the actions of their tenants?

If tenants don’t pay for their own gas, the tenants should be held responsible… not the property owners.

Common sense, right?

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Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 01:23:44 Id: 58ba5a [Preview] No.11438 del
They could always I dunno... put the niggers to work so they pay taxes?

Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 03:04:17 Id: c81c1d [Preview] No.11440 del
The social planners don't want that. They want people to be poor. They want us serfs. They want us to be totally dependent on government. Thats the whole evil behind it all. Its all about control over society. The bureaucrats want us culled like cattle: not free to live our own lives having decent jobs, prosperity, freedom, safety, family... no! The social planners want us obedient, dumb and poor! They are parasites, they are leaches, they are communists who suck the life from society and leave it to rot.

RED ALERT! Treasonous Communist Bastards Have Begun Confiscating Firearms In Florida, It Is Time To Shoot Back! Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 23:55:35 Id: 111a6a [Preview] No. 11435 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
More than 467 people in Florida have been ordered by the government to surrender their firearms since March under a new law passed after the deadly Parkland shooting in February, according to a local ABC broadcaster.

The Risk Protection Order, is a “Red Flag” law that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed several weeks after former student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in March, allows the local government to disarm the civilian population if a judge determines they are a threat to themselves or others.

Under the new law, state officials have the ability to file risk-protection petitions against irresponsible gun owners in court, which could result in local law enforcement stripping that individual of the second amendment.

Recently, Sgt. Jason Schmittendorf, who is employed by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office, told ABC News that Tampa Bay officers have “taken in about 200 firearms and around 30,000 rounds of ammunition.”

“You’ve got an AK-47 style here and an AR-15 style there. We’ve got some rifles and a cache of handguns,” said Schmittendorf, who showed the ABC News team some of the weapons confiscated under the new law.

The Sheriff’s office has assembled a five-person team devoted to working only risk protection cases. Since March, the group has filed 64 risk protection petitions in court, the second highest number of cases in the state. Broward County leads with 88 risk protection petitions (as of early-July).

“It’s a constitutional right to bear arms and when you are asking the court to deprive somebody of that right we need to make sure we are making good decisions, right decisions and the circumstances warrant it,” explained Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri when asked by ABC News why he decided to form an entire unit dedicated to upholding the new law.


To get more clarity on Sheriff Gualtieri’s thought process, he also happens to be the chairman of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, a task force designed to prevent future school shootings.

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Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 23:56:24 Id: 111a6a [Preview] No.11436 del
Parris told ABC News that she represented University of Central Florida student, Chris Velasquez, who made national headlines in March when Orlando police filed a risk protection petition after he spoke highly of mass shooters on social media.

In another case, Parris describes, a minor, who said she wanted to kill people on social media.

Parris mentioned that in both cases, the individuals did not own guns and both won their court cases.

Parris suggested that the law needs to be redefined to only target citizens with proof of gun ownership or who have histories of attempting to purchase one. In addition, she said the law needs to have a better understanding of who is an “imminent” threat and who is a “threat.”

“As it’s written now the harm can be in 6 months or maybe in a year this person will go crazy, we don’t know but out of an abundance of caution we need to get this risk protection in place,” she said.

According to ABC News, Pinellas County has the majority of risk protection cases in the state and most involve people with mental illness.

With “Red Flag” Laws popping up across the country, it seems as the government’s plan to strip civilians of their firearms is already in motion.


Pakistan Flipping East? China Celebrates Pro-trade Pakistani PM Imran Khan Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 16:16:45 Id: 1ad558 [Preview] No. 11425 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Chinese state media celebrated the victory of Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan in an editorial Monday, claiming the two countries’ relationship of “iron brothers” will “flourish” under his leadership.

In an editorial in the state newspaper Global Times, author Aftab Hussain points to Imran Khan’s praise for China’s poverty alleviation program and his support for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor established in 2015 as part of China’s global One Belt, One Road (OBOR) infrastructure project.

Pakistan is a key connecting piece in OBOR, a plan that sees China building the world’s most important roads, ports, and railways through giving developing countries predatory loans, such that the infrastructure projects ultimately return to Chinese control.

“Khan has hinted at the outline of the foreign policy of the country,” the editorial states. “He expressed his desire to have friendly ties with all neighboring countries and invited India to peace talks. Recognizing the importance of ties between Islamabad and Beijing, he appreciated China’s poverty alleviation program and expressed the desire to learn from it in order to reduce the gap between rich and poor in Pakistan.”

China has historically been a close ally of Pakistan, although the relationship has been strained in recent years by the threat of jihadi groups. Khan ran on a campaign of improving relations with both China and India by promising to resolve tensions over the disputed Kashmir region.

“Imran himself on a number of occasions has expressed the importance of Pakistan’s ties with China,” the newspaper notes. “The only country mentioned in his party manifesto is China, and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been referred to as a game changer in the region. Imran wants local businessmen to gain from this opportunity.”

“Under Khan’s leadership, ties with China will flourish,” it continues. “The CPEC is an already agreed-upon project and is beyond party politics and biases. Construction of the CPEC will continue unhindered as all parties agree over its importance.”

In recent months, Pakistan’s relationship with the United States has been under threat over a number of diplomatic disputes that include the Trump administration pulling $1 billion in foreign aid, suggesting that Islamabad did not use that money for its intended purpose of combatting radical Islamic groups. As such, China has moved to strengthen relations through goodwill gestures that include the construction of a gleaming new port in the southern city of Gwadar.

The op-ed concludes by stating that all three major political parties in Khan’s coalition support the CPEC and closer ties to China as a method of improving economic growth and increasing regional stability.

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Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 18:33:08 Id: e4c51d [Preview] No.11428 del
I wonder if this had anything to do with that massive bombing that took place at a voting booth around the time of their elections?

Billionaire Koch Brothers To Support Democrats Pushing Amnesty Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 14:15:19 Id: 8a5c5e [Preview] No. 11415 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Pro-mass immigration GOP mega-donor billionaire Koch brothers are threatening to support Democrats who push for open borders and multinational free trade in the upcoming midterm elections.

During a conference with millionaire and billionaire donors, officials with the Kochs’ network of organizations said that they would gladly put funding in the pockets of Democrats so long as they support aspects of their agenda, which include promoting mass immigration and job-killing free trade deals.

“I know this is uncomfortable,” Americans for Prosperity CEO Emily Seidel told donors, according to CNBC. “If you are a Democrat and stand up to Elizabeth Warren to corral enough votes for financial reform that breaks barriers for community banks and families, you’re darn right we will work with you.”

“If you are a Republican who sits on the committee that wrote the worst spending bill in our country’s history and you voted for it, you’re darn right we will hold you accountable,” Seidel continued.

Charles Koch also threatened the GOP by hinting that he would fund Democrats in the midterm elections, telling the media, “I don’t care what initials are in front or after somebody’s name.”

As Breitbart News reported, the Koch brothers and their network of organizations have been on a campaign over the last few years to oppose President Trump’s popular plan to reduce legal immigration levels to raise the wages of America’s working and middle class.

Most recently, the head of a Koch organization said it was “unacceptable” for Trump and Republicans to ever support reducing immigration to the country—where more than 1.5 million foreign nationals are admitted every year—even though a majority of conservatives oppose all immigration.

On trade, the Koch networks have launched a million dollar ad campaign to oppose Trump’s popular tariffs to protect American jobs and industry that have brought jobs back to steel towns and have successfully led to the European Union conceding to drop trade barriers for U.S. companies.

Under pressure from the billionaire Kochs, Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and the GOP-majority House Appropriations Committee have voted in favor of a Homeland Security spending bill that would give at least 32 million Central Americans the right to migrate to the U.S., as well as expand the H-2B and H-2A visa work programs that have displaced blue collar Americans from the workforce.

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Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 14:54:02 [Preview] No.11421 del
>/news/ being spammed by repetitive threads.


Try camping on the /overboard/ for a good five minutes after posting to see if it goes through.

Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 15:31:03 Id: 8a5c5e [Preview] No.11422 del
Its very random, and thats the problem. It might work one minute, the next minute it doesn't, a couple minutes later it works again... and then it goes down. I have tried spacing my post attempts out before with not much luck. The site is way too spastic for one to figure out when one post will work or not.

Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 15:35:03 Id: 8a5c5e [Preview] No.11423 del
I'm going to try something different from now on: two tries, thats it. If both attempts fail, I'll request the BO remove them and then I'll post those threads at a later time. Inevitably the news will be posted, even if it takes a day or so.

Reader Board owner 07/31/2018 (Tue) 17:28:32 Id: 1b7646 [Preview] No.11426 del
How often do you see 500 internal server error? I see it a lot. http://www.isitdownrightnow.com has frequently confirmed the site's down the past few days. Weird shit with bugs have been going on lately. Deleted those dead threads, by the way.

Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 18:10:50 Id: 06f488 [Preview] No.11427 del
Rapidly, but sometimes it only lasts a few seconds, other times up to a few hours (or more, don't really know). When the site is fatally slow and having errors I just quite trying after a while and come back later. Sometimes its not the 500 error, sometimes its that database "mono" error that keeps freezes up posts. Its all very aggravating but thanks for cleaning up the mess.

Stocks, Yuan Surge After US-China Seek To Restart Trade Talks Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 14:34:17 Id: a15f2e [Preview] No. 11420 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
With the next wave of US tariffs hitting as early as Wedensday and negotiations stalled for weeks, Beijing and Washington are looking to restart talks in order to avert a full-blown trade war between the world's two largest economies, according to Bloomberg, citing two people familiar with the effort.

Representatives of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He are having private conversations as they look for ways to reengage in negotiations, according to the people who spoke about the deliberations on condition of anonymity. They cautioned that a specific timetable, the issues to be discussed and the format for talks aren’t finalized, but added there was agreement among the principals that more talks need to take place. -Bloomberg

Following weeks of stalled negotiations, the United States has been holding high-level internal discussions on trade posture with China, according to a third person who told Bloomberg on the condition of anonymity.

Complicating matters, however, is a harder line approach taken by US trade representatitve Robert Lightizer, who is in charge of the US's "301 investigation" that resulted in the tariffs, and which concluded that China has been stealing US technology.

The next wave of tariffs is set to kick in as soon as Wednesday, with the possible imposition of $16 billion of duties on Chinese imports - a move Beijing has vowed to respond to with the same level of tariffs on US products.

Stocks and the Yuan are surging on the heels of the announcement.



Democratic Socialists' Utopian Plans Would Cost Taxpayers 32+ TRILLION DOLLARS $$$ Reader 07/30/2018 (Mon) 13:52:59 Id: 40d10b [Preview] No. 11372 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending [debt] by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center.

That’s trillion with a “T.”

One major problem: Unsustainable debt insolvency destroys the value of your currency, causing prices to hyperinflate! So either we quadruple the tax rate (which would hurt all workers and companies) or we rely on massive amounts of insolvent debts, destroying the value of our currency (which would also hurt all workers and companies).

The latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers now pay for health care, according to the analysis being released Monday by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia. It would deliver significant savings on administration and drug costs, but increased demand for care would drive up spending, the analysis found.

Sanders’ plan builds on Medicare, the popular insurance program for seniors. All U.S. residents would be covered with no copays and deductibles for medical services. The insurance industry would be relegated to a minor role.

“If every major country on earth can guarantee health care to all, and achieve better health outcomes, while spending substantially less per capita than we do, it is absurd for anyone to suggest that the United States cannot do the same,” Sanders said in a statement. “This grossly misleading and biased report is the Koch brothers response to the growing support in our country for a ‘Medicare for all’ program.”

Sanders’ office has not done a cost analysis, a spokesman said. However, the Mercatus estimates are within the range of other cost projections for Sanders’ 2016 plan.

Sanders’ staff found an error in an initial version of the Mercatus report, which counted a long-term care program that was in the 2016 proposal but not the current one. Blahous corrected it, reducing his estimate by about $3 trillion over 10 years. Blahous says the report is his own work, not the Koch brothers’.

Also called “single-payer” over the years, “Medicare for all” reflects a long-time wish among liberals for a government-run system that covers all Americans.

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Reader 07/30/2018 (Mon) 13:58:12 Id: 40d10b [Preview] No.11373 del
I'll be fair, we could cut the military budgets down to $200 billion per year, saving around $800 billion per year. However, thats still 2.2 Trillion per year in funding, which is still insolvent. You could literally cut most military funding, end the wars, bring the troops home and you would still need to triple the tax rate which would cause extreme financial stress.

Reader 07/30/2018 (Mon) 14:15:25 Id: 40d10b [Preview] No.11374 del
Many Americans are going to be very disappointed when forced to face with the harsh reality that we are not so privileged as we think we are. The US dollar is already starting to be rejected in global trade and rising inflation rates are only the tip of the iceberg. Wait till the next 10 years to reeeeeally feel those effects kicking in. Then, the growing insolvency problem. You are going to see massive institutional failures, either resulting in mass bailouts or complete bankruptcy wipe outs. This will be across the board: banks, corporations/businesses, the government, universities, entertainment industry, healthcare industry, etc.

At this point I'm ready and prepared for the worst. I'm prepared for grid-down scenarios. Civil war scenarios. Whatever comes my way, I'll fight it or die fighting it. I recommend everyone get ready for the bite in the ass we are about to receive: its called "reality" and it is the most feared and hated thing within falling Empires.

Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 14:29:17 Id: 5d1c3c [Preview] No.11419 del
They tried doing something like this in California and they realize they couldn't because it would cost twice the budget and they already are financially insolvent. The middle class are already fleeing that state in droves, just imagine if their taxes were to double or triple. Mass exodus is what would occur, which would dwindle their tax revenue even more.

You can't spend yourself out of poverty with money you don't have to begin with. When all is said and done, debts inevitably come due with interests and it must come from somewhere or the loans simply stop. When that happens, there is austerity and anyone who has any wealth either flees or is robbed of their savings. Don't think the wealthiest won't flee, they often do.

Turkish Lira Resumes Freefall After Erdogan Threats Reader 07/30/2018 (Mon) 14:59:01 Id: 92421f [Preview] No. 11375 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/11340

It now costs more than 4.9 Turkish Lira to buy a US dollar once again as President Erdogan's 'threats' that his country will not "make a step back" and that the US will lose a "strong and sincere ally" if President Trump imposes "large sanctions" until the pastor is freed.

Speaking to the local media, Erdogan said "you can’t make Turkey take a step back with sanctions", and accused Trump of waging a "psychological war," the Daily Sabah reported.

Erdogan also said that the US "should not forget that it will lose a strong and sincere partner" if "the U.S. does not change its stance" regarding pastor Brunson.

"Instead of respecting the ruling they are making this a matter of sanctioning Turkey."

There is a small glint of hope in US-Turkey relations as Turkey’s state-run TRT reports that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Singapore.

As we noted previously, the drama over the fate of the US pastor escalated after US Congress banned the shipment of F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey amid objections over Turkey’s plans to buy S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia. Erdoğan's government said it was adamant on pushing ahead with the purchase of the American fighter jets, and the Turkish president said he would seek "justice by international arbitration" if the US fails to deliver the fighter jets.

Another key topic of disagreement between the US and Turkey is the fate of Iranian oil imports: Turkey, a long-time client of Tehran, has been resisting US pressure to stop importing Iranian crude which the State Department has demanded its allies do by November 4. Ankara believes that US foreign and economic policy decisions are not binding for Turkey, arguing that any Iranian sanctions must be conducted under the UN-mandated international law.

While the timing and nature of potential sanctions remain uncertain, Bloomberg notes that investors are bracing for any developments that would slow the flow of funds into Turkey and pressure the currency which is already flirting with a record low against the dollar. Turkey relies on short-term portfolio flows for a large percentage of its financing needs, and a further slide in the lira threatens to fuel inflation and hamper companies’ ability to pay back their foreign-currency debts.

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Reader 07/30/2018 (Mon) 15:07:02 Id: 92421f [Preview] No.11376 del
Did this thread actually make it?

Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 06:17:51 Id: bf2812 [Preview] No.11411 del
Looks like Turkey may break from the US and flip East soon, joining the BRICS nations in de-dollarized trade:


Oy Vey! Russia Jamming US Communications In Syria Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 05:23:18 Id: 0ba2c7 [Preview] No. 11409 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
"All of a sudden your communications won’t work, or you can’t call for fire, or you can’t warn of incoming fires because your radars have been jammed and they can’t detect anything" — a retired Army colonel who specializes in electronic warfare told Foreign Policy.

A new report details the Pentagon's growing alarm at increased instances of Russian electronic jamming attacks on American troop positions in Syria, which number according to public Pentagon statements at 2000 or more, located on and near a dozen or more "secret" bases mostly in Syria's northeast and embedded among the mostly Kurdish US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

The Foreign Policy report begins: https://archive.fo/gWdMq

Officers who have experienced the jamming — known as electronic warfare — say it’s no less dangerous than conventional attacks with bombs and artillery. But they also say it’s allowing U.S. troops a rare opportunity to experience Russian technology in the battlefield and figure out how to defend against it.

Since Russia intervened in Syria at the request of the Assad government in 2015, the two superpowers have butted up against each other on multiple dangerous occasions, but have communicated through an emergency "military-to-military hotline" meant to avoid aerial collisions and direct troop confrontation.

Russia, alongside the Syrian government sees US troops as foreign uninvited occupiers, which have committed acts of aggression against the Syrian state, killing hundreds of Syrian Army soldiers (and instances of Russian mercenaries killed, though they were not under orders by Moscow) during multiple incidents near front lines in Deir Ezzor.

And now, as Gen. Raymond Thomas, head of U.S. Special Operations Command, recently stated at an intelligence and military tech conference, Syria has become "the most aggressive [electronic warfare] environment on the planet."

He said of Russian, Iranian, and Syrian "adversaries": "They are testing us every day, knocking our communications down, disabling our EC-130s [the Air Force's large Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center aircraft]."

Foreign Policy (FP) indicates that electronic jamming by Russian forces signifies an "escalatory" threat in an already confused environment given the broad array of groups and state actors operating in Syria.

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Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 05:24:32 Id: 0ba2c7 [Preview] No.11410 del
(1) https://archive.fo/UALWy (Syrian CrISIS & European Destabilization Project)
(2) https://archive.fo/eO0u6 (Syrian CrISIS: The Busted Bad Actors)
(3) https://archive.fo/Odppj (Can't Mossad The Assad / Bad Actors Lose)
(4) https://archive.fo/uexrL (Cleanup / Bad Actor Exposure)
(5) https://archive.fo/YK5hX (Mainstream Media Forced To Expose Bad Actors)
(6) https://archive.fo/cdqZr (Blowback: Good Actors Now In Full Control)
(7) https://archive.fo/JXAsT (Cleanup / More Bad Actor Exposure)
(8) https://archive.fo/NrvHu (Declassified CIA Report Reveals Plan To Destabilize Syria)
(9) https://archive.fo/aWA7e (James Mattis Admits No Evidence Assad Used Chemical Weapons!)
(10) https://archive.fo/o4Xtl (US Continues War Mongering Buffoonery)
(11) https://archive.fo/EzL5u (Russia Providing Humanitarian Aid To Syria)
(12) https://archive.fo/PFvis (US/Israel Deploying Warships To Strike Syria Before Next False Flag)
(13) https://archive.fo/49bb8 (Syrian Forces Intercept Truckload Of Weapons & Ammo En-Route To Terrorists)
(14) https://archive.fo/By7rD (Neo-con Zionists Thwart Troop Pullout of Syria)
(15) https://archive.fo/E4WQr (Israeli Warplanes Start Bombing Syria After 3rd or 4th False Flag Gas Attack)
(16) https://archive.fo/mNb1A (Planned WWIII For Petrodollar Demise Blame Game: Alert Series 01)

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BE AWARE: Banks Are Using Immigration Laws As An Excuse To Seize Savings Accounts Reader 07/30/2018 (Mon) 23:26:08 Id: 276f2f [Preview] No. 11382 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
An American-born Kansas family had their bank account frozen after Bank of America demanded to know their citizenship status, reports the Kansas City Star.

Josh Collins of Roeland Park, Kansas ignored a letter from the bank asking a variety of personal questions, including whether he was an American citizen or holds dual citizenship with another country.

Josh was born in Wichita, Kansas, while his wife Jessica Salazar Collins was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and is a second generation American citizen whose great-grandfather immigrated from Mexico.

Jessica said she tossed the letter out because she and Josh "thought it was a scam," since Josh had been banking with BofA for the past 20 years. On July 24, however, Bank of America froze the Collins' account - preventing them from accessing cash.

When Josh called the bank, they confirmed that his account had been frozen:

“The first question is, ‘Oh, we sent you something in the mail a few weeks ago,’” he recalled to KCTV5. “I said, ‘Yeah, I remember getting something that didn’t look real.’ And they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, we need to know if you’re a citizen.’ You know, I was born and raised in Kansas like Superman. I said, ‘How much more American can you get?’”

The family says they're lucky they put off a family vacation to Minnesota, as they would have been left high and dry:

“We would’ve found ourselves up there without money,” said Jessica, who says they’ll be changing banks. “No money for gas. No money to feed our kids. For a hotel. No money!”

BofA said that it's standard practice to ask about citizenship status when opening a new account or updating customer information.

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Reader 07/30/2018 (Mon) 23:29:02 Id: 276f2f [Preview] No.11384 del
Sounds a lot like the new FINCEN laws under Obama where banks were allowed to seize accounts that made too much "suspicious" withdrawals, only now it looks like they expanded these laws to cover immigrants or *relatives of immigrants who have "suspicious" accounts.

Whatever it is, does not sound good. Just another government license for banks to steal your money.

Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 01:26:30 Id: 40fbab [Preview] No.11393 del
Sounds like a good reason to get off the kike owned and operated banking system to me.

Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 01:37:01 Id: 7a9631 [Preview] No.11394 del
Exactly. Proceed cautiously though. FINCEN laws are a bitch, you might want to get a financial lawyer to guide you through the loopholes. You CANNOT legally withdrawal all your money at once anymore. The federal government won't allow you and could seize your assets if you attempt to. Yes, they suck that much!

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Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 03:59:36 Id: 51c942 [Preview] No.11405 del
The recommendation for preppers is to hold a minimal amount of cash in a bank, just for paying bills and taxes. But have most of the money slowly allocated out from the bank over a span of a few years. Even if your charging a credit card to purchase assets or paying off debts, you want to make sure a lot of the savings goes toward paying off debts, property ownership, tangible goods and precious metals that you can physically hold. Leave a few thousand or so in the bank for the utility bills and taxes. Make sure you don't deposit much when you get paid. The goal is to become independent, more self-sufficient and less reliant on the banking system.

Turkey Responds To Trump's Threat: Sanction Us And We Drop Out Of NATO, US Loses Ally Reader 07/29/2018 (Sun) 14:38:47 Id: 06eb62 [Preview] No. 11340 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country will not "make a step back" and that the US will lose a "strong and sincere ally" if President Trump imposes "large sanctions" as he threatened to do last week, if an American pastor detained in Turkey is not released, the Turkish press reported.

Speaking to the local media, Erdogan said "you can’t make Turkey take a step back with sanctions", and accused Trump of waging a "psychological war," the Daily Sabah reported.

Erdogan also said that the US "should not forget that it will lose a strong and sincere partner" if "the U.S. does not change its stance" regarding pastor Brunson. "Instead of respecting the ruling they are making this a matter of sanctioning Turkey."

As we reported last Wednesday, Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for over twenty years, is being held on charges of supporting the "shadow government" group allegedly led by exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gullen, 77, who Ankara says was behind the failed military coup in 2016 and has been demanding his extradition from the US for the past two years. The American pastor has maintained his innocence and faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty. While last week the Evangelical pastor from North Carolina was transferred to house arrest after being held in a Turkish prison for nearly two years, his trial on terror and espionage charges continues.

Brunson's fate has become the subject of calls from President Donald Trump and US officials for his release. After US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the fate of the American pastor with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Çavuşoglu on Saturday, Erdogan insisted that Brunson's release was never used in a possible prisoner swap deal with Washington.

Last Thursday, one day after Brunson’s custody was commuted from a prison term to house arrest, Trump threatened Ankara with sanctions. Vice President Mike Pence also echoed threats of "significant sanctions" against Turkey.

"The United States will impose large sanctions on Turkey for their long time detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson, a great Christian, family man and wonderful human being. He is suffering greatly. This innocent man of faith should be released immediately!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

In response Çavuşoglu said that "we will never tolerate threats from anybody," before holding a phone conversation with Pompeo.

The drama over the fate of the US pastor escalated after US Congress banned the shipment of F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey amid objections over Turkey’s plans to buy S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia. Erdoğan's government said it was adamant on pushing ahead with the purchase of the American fighter jets, and the Turkish president said he would seek "justice by international arbitration" if the US fails to deliver the fighter jets.

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Reader 07/29/2018 (Sun) 16:47:27 Id: 5683b5 [Preview] No.11345 del
I don't think anyone would care that much, maybe some of the war-mongering Zionist-owned press, perhaps. Maybe some bureaucrats in Europe with the same mindset. Who cares about Russia anymore? They are no longer the Soviet Union, but they are in economic competition with us. Still, it would be a lot easier to compete with countries like Russia if our leaders pull their heads out of their own asses, stop all the non-sense war-mongering policies and actually do something good for our economy for once (such as funding infrastructure projects to maintain our own currently crumbling third world infrastructure). The Soviet Union's collapse should be a warning to the US: keep going into massive amounts of DEBT to build your global military empire and nothing to boost your own domestic economy, your currency will face hyperinflation and inevitably everything collapses. I do think most of them know this will happen, and are intentionally creating this situation so they can pose as our 'saviors' and if so it won't work because a lot of us in America see right through their communist bullshit.

Reader 07/29/2018 (Sun) 21:32:36 Id: b47bcc [Preview] No.11355 del
why are we allied with a bunch of sand nigger terrorists in the first place?

Reader 07/30/2018 (Mon) 10:11:48 Id: f6e8c0 [Preview] No.11360 del
Zionists control our foreign policies which is why it is really fucked. I've said long ago we need to ditch interventionist policy altogether, it has been the worst disaster for our country.

Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 02:39:14 Id: 2466dc [Preview] No.11395 del

not a loss, why the fuck would we ally with them considering how backwards they are. They can keep regressing to their Islam roots despite Ataturks plans for a european type country.

Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 03:43:13 Id: 05278a [Preview] No.11403 del
Only loss would be the fact they might dump the US petrodollar in the future and trade in another currency, possibly also withdrawing from NATO. Turkey is a US/EU vassal state as of now. Exploited. The US/EU establishment prefer it that way, but losing Turkey as an ally should not concern the average citizen.