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Despite Soaring Stock Market... Brick and Mortar Stores Shutting Down En Mass Across USA Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 20:21:18 Id: 72068b [Preview] No. 5145 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Macy's is planning 5,000 job cuts, including closure of seven previously unidentified stores and other cuts at remaining locations, as it seeks stability in a tumultuous climate for physical retail.

The retailer's cost reductions come after its holiday sales in stores open at least a year rose 1.1%.

Although the company described its holiday sales as "solid," the performance trailed fellow department-store chain J.C. Penney, which posted a 3.4% increase Thursday.


Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart stores, told its employees on Thursday that it will be closing more than 100 more stores.

That consists of 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores, all of which are expected to close between early March and April of this year.

"We will continue to close some unprofitable stores as we transform our business model so that our physical store footprint and our digital capabilities match the needs and preferences of our members," the company said in a statement.

Sears wouldn't say how many of its employees would be impacted by the closings but did say the majority of the jobs are part-time positions, and eligible associates will receive severance.

Liquidation sales will begin as early as Jan. 12 at the closing stores, Sears said.

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Reader 01/05/2018 (Fri) 08:12:09 Id: 674b3f [Preview] No.5170 del
>Look at hobbits, do they have such devices? Fuck no.
lel, you've got me there

Reader 01/05/2018 (Fri) 08:24:13 Id: 60153b [Preview] No.5171 del
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Cheers matey I am playing with ya and you got it. I often imbibe a little bit of "Old Toby" and ponder the shit called "work" as you do. Hobbits have a certain way of life that hmm well, it's not for everyone. But also, you will find, many people will provide you advice at work and this has always been my favorite reason to actually go to work: Other people. Making people laugh is what makes work not so hellish.

Reader 01/05/2018 (Fri) 08:36:53 Id: 60153b [Preview] No.5172 del
Anyway these comments are good. I especially like how it was pointed out that retarded folk are often quite lifting gifted, so to speak. Lifting really is the main work humans are hired for. Lift this shit, lift that shit. One could say the dumber you are the more employable you are, if you can lift. Now, is Sears such a abusive worker that they willn't buy you forklift? Why yes, yes they are a bunch of fucking assholes, who won't buy a forklift. Because if you have shitty trucks with no gates showing up, a good employer like oh hmm say Ross Perot for example, would buy you some motherfucking forks, to lift that motherfucking washing machine off that shit truck with no lift gate. Also he would fly mercs in to save your ass if you got your ass in a sling over in some foreign land. Now there's a boss you can tie your bowline to, so to speak. So essentially, shitty corporations know they don't need to buy a forklift if they hire grunts and recycle them. It does suck, but then, being a worker has gotten better, one has to say so. So, this generation will survive, but they may have to march in the streets to demand the machine with which to make work doable or at least survivable.

Reader 01/05/2018 (Fri) 08:47:06 Id: 60153b [Preview] No.5173 del
Well what I mean by "this generation will need machines to make work doable" is that "forklift" is not sexy enough, so to speak. This generation wants something cool, not some dumb forklift. So, if it were up to me, to save this shit sandwich, i'd simply give them robotic lower mecha, not gundams but just a chair with legs and forks that can fold and lift oh 200 lbs let's say. Something cool, that you just sit down in and it walks around under you. I guess I am saying that you will have a robot buddy, as your workmate/lifter in the future. But there is a shitstorm of guts and hell and mass death before we can start to make work fun like that, or design devices that make work fun. Until then, the only fun in a coal mine is the one guy who can crack a joke or uptalk the boss in a fun way that gives people a giggle. If I could make people smile at work, then it was a reason to go in. Work can be good for psychotheraputically aided your fellow humans who you will find, need such friends, at work. Like also, the film "Office Space" which is more of what my work environment was like. Dude with the stapler and the neurosis, is actually not that hard to work with. Also, burns the shit down at the end. And, does the insurance claim harm the company? No, you cannot kill corporate golem with fire. But also people will get too involved at work, and so one has to play it by ear as the bard would say.

Reader 01/05/2018 (Fri) 12:25:58 Id: 8588c3 [Preview] No.5176 del
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All I needed was a simple 2-wheel dolly cart. These don't even cost $70 where I'm from. Not a 4-wheel with flatbed, not a walking stacker and not an entire forklift or cybernetic lower half forklift hybrid. Just the 2-wheel. Sears are such assholes they SOLD these wheel dollies and didn't let us use them. Anyway, I'm out of retail now. Out of construction too. Save your money for college or sign up for grants. Never take out student loans to pay back most of your life, because you could land back in a shit job. Career counselors of Universities sit on their thumbs and don't care about you. They'll give you a malware-ridden ad site to choose an internship and never a paying job.

Ron Paul: Free Markets Defeated Soviet Union's Empire and Free Markets Will Defeat America's Empire Too Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 18:49:52 Id: 59cc61 [Preview] No. 5135 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Republican Ron Paul has warned that America is about to meet a “sudden, cataclysmic end”, and compared the United States in 2018 to the final days of the Roman Empire.

In an outburst live on TV the Texas representative argued the years of U.S. dominance on the international stage are numbered, and the end is not going to be pretty.


He said: “The way I see it is in economic terms.

“My understanding is that it wasn’t our military build-up in the United States that brought the Soviet system down.

“What happened was the Soviets were working with a system that we – people in free markets – saw as totally unviable.”

While the US economy is on the up, the politician claimed the country’s militarism that could lead to their eventual downfall.

He continued: “We’re gonna have a sudden, cataclysmic end which is sort of what happened to the Soviet system.

“It’s not going to be identical, there was a succession movement and some of those countries left the Soviet system.

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Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 20:15:54 Id: afff32 [Preview] No.5144 del
I am right now reading a best seller from 1978, that discusses WW3. It's far more truthful, honest and helpful, than anything in print these days. I can thereby spend time in the moments that mattered, like the pre-1980s, when most of us were either kids or not born yet. In this way I can peer back, not unlike Galadriel's mirror or the Pensieve, seeing actually what the situation was.

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 20:40:45 Id: 59cc61 [Preview] No.5146 del
Anything you can point out, such as the prediction of how WWIII will kick off, what would ignite it? I'm assuming its mostly economic related as wars tend to be.

Note that times have changed a lot since those days though so the predictions may not include a lot of current situations that would need to be addressed for modern-day predictions.

As for Russia today, my God, you need to do some research about modern Russia and compare it during the Soviet Union. Russia is NOTHING like it was during the Soviet Union. If we are intent on fighting Russia today we'd be wasting a lot of time, resources, money and blood over nothing but another fiat currency which is doomed anyway.

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 21:22:03 Id: 24e871 [Preview] No.5152 del
>a best seller from 1978, that discusses WW3
Name of the book would be helpful.

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 22:44:30 Id: afff32 [Preview] No.5157 del

The Third World War: August 1985: General Sir John Winthrop Hackett ...Not saying it's relevant but it is a good waypoint to understand the pause between Carter end and Reagan begin, the terrorist situation, and generally how both NATO and Soviet look in that time. But this is a Ron Paul thread and what I said above is how I feel: He stands on a square empowered by Masonic Brohood. As you all know we have discussed Masons here a lot, and it is they who fear a voice speaking truth to them.

Reader 01/05/2018 (Fri) 02:47:04 Id: 579239 [Preview] No.5161 del
>Free markets defeated soviet union
Soviet Union got its head kicked in by Germany and Uncle Adolf, your "free markets of America" were busy shoveling money into the USSR both during and after the war. Seriously, the USSR ran a tremendous deficit after the second world war that it never, ever got rid of, and the vast majority of that deficit was, you guessed it, military spending.
I see this all the time with boomers and libertarians though. They worship capitalism just as much, and possibly more so, than lefties worship communism.

Minimum Wage Hikes in 18 States Set For New Year Reader 01/03/2018 (Wed) 19:47:47 Id: c0021f [Preview] No. 5112 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The lowest wage workers in 18 states will get a boost in their paychecks starting on New Year's Day, as minimum wage hikes take effect.

Many of the wage hikes are phased-in steps toward an ultimately higher wage, the product of ballot initiatives pushed by unions and workers rights groups over the last few years.

The minimum wage in Washington state will rise to $11.50 an hour, up 50 cents and the highest statewide minimum in the nation. Over the next three years, the wage will rise to $13.50 an hour, thanks to a ballot measure approved by voters in 2016.

Mainers will see their minimum wages rise the most, from $9 an hour to $10 an hour, an 11 percent increase. Voters approved a ballot measure in 2016 that will eventually raise the wage to $12 an hour by 2020.

Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont will see their minimum wages increase by at least 50 cents an hour. Smaller increases take effect in Alaska, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio and South Dakota.

Several big cities will see significant increases in the minimum wage starting in the new year, a legacy, observers said, of the Fight for 15 campaign spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union in recent years.

California localities are especially likely to see big boosts: The lowest-paid workers in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, Calif., will get $2 an hour increases, to $15 an hour. Workers in Cupertino, El Cerrito, Los Altos, Palo Alto, San Jose and San Mateo will all see their wages rise to at least $13.50 an hour.

Minimum wages will jump to $15.64 in SeaTac, Wash., home of Seattle's international airport, and to $15.45 in Seattle. Wages are also set to rise in Minneapolis, Albuquerque, N.M., and Flagstaff, Ariz.


Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 06:34:00 Id: e86197 [Preview] No.5120 del
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The raise of min. wage never catches up to inflation of goods and services. In fact, many businesses take news like this as an excuse to jack up their prices. "We have to be able to afford our employees" deceit as their CEOs continue to lounge in golden jacuzzis.

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 06:40:32 Id: f8cf40 [Preview] No.5121 del
It is either that or they start hiring illegals who don't have to be paid minimum wage by design.

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 15:26:40 Id: a5650c [Preview] No.5123 del
Inflation typically happens because the value of your currency goes down. When your currency is devalued, the prices on goods and services rise.

Businesses tend to compete with one another for the consumer base by lowering prices, not by jacking them up. If businesses jack prices up (deliberately), consumers tend to go elsewhere or find cheaper alternatives - unless there happens to be a monopoly on goods or services and in that case consumers get fucked.

Currently yes anon. That has happened because we have neo-liberal amnesty policies in place today. If you are young, I'll let you in on a little unwanted secret: this wasn't always the case! We actually did once live under a governmental system that took immigration problems very seriously - completely UNLIKE TODAY! Back in the day, immigrants were vetted carefully and had to register citizenship to live and work here. Under neo-liberal policies this all changed!

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 19:04:14 Id: e86197 [Preview] No.5137 del
I wasn't talking about inflation of monetary value. I know corporations, having been their wage-slave for too many years. As long as the hourly wage goes up, prices across the board with all companies will rise. It's never a fix. The U.S. economy is still an IOU through the Fed fiat printing like mad piece of shit debt focused system.
>Back in the day, immigrants were vetted carefully and had to register citizenship to live and work here.
Back in the day, I remember seeing wetbacks in the back of pickup trucks packed in like clowns and they'd hang out on street corners waiting for a quick buck. Now corporations protect them, and reporting obvious illegals at your job only gets you Taniqua who sounds very sincere (as she's accusing you of being a racist POS).

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 19:39:48 Id: a5650c [Preview] No.5140 del
>As long as the hourly wage goes up, prices across the board with all companies will rise. It's never a fix.

Prices will rise, but not for that sole reason, the real reason is what you mentioned afterwards:

>the Fed fiat printing like mad piece of shit debt focused system

This is why our currency is being devalued, thus prices continue to go up (inflation). Not because of wage increases, but because the dollar continues to be worth less over time. As the dollar continues to be worth less, wages will go up a bit every once in a blue moon as workers demand more pay. But the inflation remains persistent no matter what because all that debt being created and circulated is ruining the value of our currency.

If we had an illegal organized mafia in the streets doing the same thing as the Fed, counterfeiting massive amounts of cash and flooding it into the market place it would turn out same: prices would continue to go up over time and people would demand higher wages as a consequence.

PS: I'm keeping my eye on inflation, notice how over the last 20+ years canned foods have been getting smaller and smaller? Notice how bags of chips no longer weigh as much as they used to? Notice how cuts of beef are thinner and more expensive? Notice how soup stock is increasing a few cents every other month? Not too much for most Americans to notice, but over time if you keep track of the bills and the groceries you bring into your home you will notice and it is quite startling. Shit, I remember the days when my parents would buy two 10oz cans of soup for under a dollar at the local grocery market, "Freddie's Grocery Market" (late 60s)!

Russia Fuming Over Iran Regime Change Attempt, Desires Stability For Massive Investments Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 17:30:44 Id: cb43b1 [Preview] No. 5128 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Russia has joined China in calling for a policy of non-interference in Iran's domestic affairs after a week of unrest has gripped multiple major cities and towns across the country in what started as protests over economic grievances, but which have since increasingly turned to riots and calls for President Rouhani and the clerical regime to step down, resulting in the deaths of at least 22 people, including at least one police officer who was shot dead.

In remarks given to Russia's TASS news agency Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov expressly warned the US "against attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran," while stressing, "What is happening there is an internal affair, which attracts the attention of the international community." Russia's stance is similar to that of China's voiced previously on Tuesday. When asked about the Iran protests at a regularly scheduled press conference, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang simply gave a one-sentence answer, saying, “China hopes that Iran can maintain stability and achieve development.”

Both Russia and China - permanent members of the UN Security Council - have already signed deals worth billions to develop sectors related to travel, energy, and infrastructure, soon after international sanctions were lifted in January 2016 as part of the 2015 nuclear deal brokered by the United Kingdom, United States, France, Russia, China, and Germany. Last August Russia and Iran signed a $2.5 billion deal to jump start the rebuilding of Iran's ailing rail lines. Forbes described Iran as poised for an "infrastructure building bonanza" at a moment when trade with Russia doubled over the course of 2016, which has included the sale of military equipment such as helicopters and various rocket systems, and has also seen Russian oil and gas giants such as Gazprom quickly move into Iran. Both countries have also cooperated militarily in Syria since Russia's entry into the war at the invitation of the Assad government in 2015.

As we've previously noted, Western firms have been reluctant to invest heavily in Iran with the ever looming possibility of new US sanctions under the Trump administration - a concern now greatly compounded after a week of internal protests in the country considered a longtime enemy especially of both the US and Israel.

In mentioning the overblown and premature attraction of "the attention of the international community" Ryabkov appears to be referencing recent statements issued by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump, among others. On Wednesday Trump tweeted an ambiguously threatening message, stating, "Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government. You will see great support from the United States at the appropriate time!" This came after the State Department issued an official statement at the end of last week which explicitly mentioned "transition of government in Iran." The statement expressed US support for protesters, and further referenced "those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of government. Those elements are there, certainly as we know."

Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government. You will see great support from the United States at the appropriate time!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018


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Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 17:50:50 Id: cb43b1 [Preview] No.5129 del
OK now for some predictions and conclusions...

This most likely is US and Israeli funded "resistance", the classic modus operandi used to stir regime change. By doing this, this is a "financial warfare" move by Western elitists (US and Israel and their central bankers who engage in failed Keynesian economics) against the BRICS nations which would like to shift back to Austrian economics (currencies and trade backed by gold).

Russia and China now see the US as a MAJOR threat to their economies and future trade plans, and likely Israel now too (they're not dumb!)

Now here's my conclusion (if anyone cares to rebuke or add anything please feel free):

Either 1) US/Israel end up winning this battle, regime change comes to Iran and they can install another puppet leader that will leave the BRICS (which would be a massive blow to both China's and Russia's One Belt One Road Initiative aka a de-dollarization trade project) or 2) US/Israel loses and then gets economic retribution on a level we have not seen yet: which could cause MAJOR instability for our economy and petrodollar reserve status... think of Eastern trade sanctions against the West, massive US T-bond liquidation by Eastern nations (effectively bursting our bond bubble), etc... or 3) lets say US/Israel does effectively get regime change, and both Russia and China are compromised enough to include the US, Israel (and the new Iranian regime) into this new BRICS gold-backed trade system (#3 is highly unlikely but still possible none-the-less).

Grab your popcorn folks! We are in for a wild ride in the next couple years!

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 18:39:25 Id: f7214f [Preview] No.5134 del
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>Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government.
>You will see great support from the United States at the appropriate time!
>DJ Trump
OH BOY! I HOPE IRAN GETS SOME COMMIES IN CHARGE SO ISRAEL HAS NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF! Could we murder some families with bayonets like the old days with Lenin? That would be so nostalgic.

American Universities Now Promote Genocide, Parents Should Not Sign Student Loans Anymore Reader 01/03/2018 (Wed) 20:32:33 Id: 3606f6 [Preview] No. 5115 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Former Drexel University professor George Ciccariello-Maher resigned from his position just days ago only to be hired by New York University as a visiting scholar at their Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Ciccariello-Maher wrote Monday on Facebook: “I’m glad to announce that, starting today, I will be a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Happy New Year!”

George Ciccariello-Maher made headlines last year after tweeting, “All I Want For Christmas is White Genocide.”

In a follow-up tweet, he “clarified” his statement by saying the brutal massacre of white men, women, children and babies during the Haitian revolution “was a good thing indeed.”


Reader 01/03/2018 (Wed) 22:00:24 Id: 94d285 [Preview] No.5116 del
I think parents only have to sign off on the loans if the banks know the student can't pay it back in full. Otherwise students typically will not need their parents to take out a student loan.

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 18:34:05 [Preview] No.5132 del
So? Killing cumskins is a good thing.

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 18:35:26 Id: 074e0b [Preview] No.5133 del
So the pussy says on Tor.

American Hero Saves Homeless People From Dying In Freezing Cold, Commies In Chicago Attack Him Ruthlessly Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 18:20:28 Id: b02cfe [Preview] No. 5131 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A suburban Chicago resident who was offering up “slumber parties” in his basement for homeless people in his neighborhood during dangerously cold weather says city bureaucrats have given him an ultimatum.

Stop the “slumber parties” or the house will be condemned.

Greg Schiller, of Elgin, said he began letting a group of homeless people sleep in his unfinished basement last month during brutally cold nights, offering them food, warm beverages and a cot to sleep on while watching movies.

“I would stay up all night with them and give them coffee and stuff and feed them,” he said, adding that no drugs or alcohol were allowed inside his residence during the evening events.

Last winter, Schiller offered up his garage to area homeless, but said he was told he could no longer do so after EMTs were called to help a man with a heart condition. That’s when he had the idea to move them to his basement – complete with all the activities needed to consider them simply “slumber parties.”

Schiller believed city code allowed for slumber parties, but officials said there are "sleeping regulations" for basements and Schiller's basement doesn't meet those "requirements." As if dying in the cold streets does!?

This is one example of the hellish nightmare that has festered within liberal American cities everywhere. How dare you try to save fellow Americans from dying in the cold streets!? Not authorized!


SHIT SHOW GETS UGLY! Trump Slaps Bannon With Cease-And-Desist, Demands Halt To Publication of New Book Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 18:05:17 Id: 8a858a [Preview] No. 5130 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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President Trump's lawyers slapped former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon with a cease and desist letter Wednesday night demanding he refrain from further disparaging the President and his family, reports ABC News.

In a statement issued today, Trump attorney Charles Harder issued a statement that "legal notice was issued today to Stephen K. Bannon," adding "his actions of communicating with author Michael Wolff regarding an upcoming book give rise to numerous legal claims including defamation by libel and slander, and breach of his written confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement with our clients. Legal action is imminent."

As ABC reports, in the letter to Bannon, Harder, writes,

"You [Bannon] have breached the Agreement by, among other things, communicating with author Michael Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, disclosing Confidential Information to Mr. Wolff, and making disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements to Mr. Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, knowing that they would be included in Mr. Wolffs book and publicity surrounding the marketing and sale of his book."

Trump's legal team is threatening monetary damages, injunctive relief, and "all other remedies available at law and equity," although no monetary figure is given.


The morning after President Trump’s lawyers slapped former chief strategist and Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon with a cease & desist order for allegedly violating his NDA from his time working for the Trump Organization, the Trump legal offensive is moving to the author himself, Michael Wolff.

As the Washington Post reported, Trump’s legal team is seeking to block "any further publication" of Wolff’s upcoming book, which is already No. 1 on Amazon and is set to be released Jan. 9, over its "reckless disregard for the truth."

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China Orders Media To Stop Reporting Iran Unrest, Desires Stability For Massive Investments Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 15:46:26 Id: 990d87 [Preview] No. 5124 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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As widespread protests in Iran have now reached a full week, a new censorship directive from the Chinese government has ordered newsrooms across the nation to cease reporting on Iran demonstrations.

The leaked directive, which has been translated and published by the China Digital Times, notifies journalists to "not report any more on the demonstrations in Iran" and that "follow-up reports require further notice from superiors."

The China Digital Times reports the government instructions as follows:

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.

Do not report any more on the demonstrations in Iran. Follow-up reports require further notice from superiors. Relevant information that has already been transmitted and is from an authoritative source and is compliant should no longer be hyped but do not delete it. [Chinese]

News of the Iran protests have been trending on Chinese social media and have received intensive coverage in state and independent media. New York Times Hong Kong correspondent Austin Ramzy observed, "Chinese activist Twittersphere has been very focused on the Iran protests, cheering the expanding demonstrations, with the hope that something like this could happen at home."

However, authorities in Beijing have as their chief driving concern that Iran maintain stability as China has already positioned itself to be the chief international investor in Iranian infrastructural projects, to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. When asked about the Iran protests at a regularly scheduled press conference on Tuesday, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang simply gave a one-sentence answer and moved on, saying, “China hopes that Iran can maintain stability and achieve development.” This decidedly conservative and reserved pro-Tehran response has much more to do with protecting Chinese investment and trade growth in an emerging market, than it does over questions that Iran protests could inspire similar movements domestically.

As multiple reports through the end of 2017 have noted, China has jumped at the opportunity to be a prime mover in Iran's economy since international sanctions were lifted in January 2016 as part of the 2015 nuclear deal brokered by the United Kingdom, United States, France, Russia, China, and Germany. Relations between the two countries began to thaw from the moment Chinese President Xi Jinping took office in 2012, and by January 2016 - at the moment sanctions were lifted - Xi visited Tehran, meeting with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani - which marked the first time a Chinese president visited Iran in 14 years.

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Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 15:51:01 Id: 990d87 [Preview] No.5125 del
As typical it all has to do with economics. By sabotaging Iran the (((Rothschild central banking cabal))) can maintain Petrodollar hegemony and keep their Keynesian fiat scheme going for another 20 to 40 years. This would make it harder for the BRICS nations to challenge the petrodollar reserve currency status ... thus the reason we see oil pipelines in Iran being blown up by so-called "moderate rebels" (oh boy, that sounds familiar right?!)

Switzerland May Flip East: Abandoning EU Relations, Turning To Russia and China For Trade Reader 01/03/2018 (Wed) 01:21:02 Id: 5e1c37 [Preview] No. 5092 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
In a massive blow for the EU, the outgoing President announced that the people of Switzerland deserve a vote on the type of relationship they want with the failed European project, referring to the referendum as “fundamental” to democracy.

“The bilateral path is important. We must therefore clarify our relationship with Europe. We have to know in which direction to go.”

“Therefore a fundamental referendum would be helpful.”

Express.co.uk reports: While it is not a member of the EU it is part of the Schengen zone and has numerous bilateral agreements with the bloc.

Brussels and Bern are working to cement the relationship with an overall deal but talks hit problems this week with the EU only offering limited access to stock exchanges which angered Swiss officials who threatened to retaliate.

Ms Leuthard told the Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick: “We can strengthen the co-operation with India and China, but the EU remains central.

“We need a mechanism and regulated relationship with the EU. That would also prevent political games like we are witnessing at the moment.”

She added the EU’s stance over limited stock exchange access was not acceptable.

She said: “Of course, the differences with Brussels are now in focus. Here our attitude is clear: For the EU to link such a technical dossier like stock exchange equivalency with a political question like the framework agreement, that won’t do.”

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Reader 01/03/2018 (Wed) 15:17:12 Id: b55dbf [Preview] No.5097 del
Switzerland has a lot of gold in their reserves, and at this point I speculate Germany no longer does. Thus the major reason to flip from West to East.

Remember folks, paper is not real money. Paper does grow on trees. Gold does not -- it always holds real value, therefore gold is and always will be default "money" no matter what modern crackpot 'economists' claim or predict.

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 06:32:55 Id: c5f01f [Preview] No.5119 del
the (((jewish))) economists

Reader 01/04/2018 (Thu) 15:10:22 Id: 3d4f1e [Preview] No.5122 del
And those same (((economists))) always take advantage of the ignorance and stupidity of the masses who still doesn't realize that yes it is true that those who own the gold hold the upper hand and can control the economic system.

I see a lot of people doing the opposite of what they should: "lets just take more loans, hurrr durrr!" or "I'll just set up a CD account to collect interest in muh bank, hur durrr!", meanwhile the paper fiat they hold is worth less and less and less over time because Keynesian economists like to keep spending so-called "money" they don't have - and they create it out of thin air (its fiat)!

The lesson should be this: slowly get out of the fucking system, because it is designed to SCREW YOU. Become more self-sufficient. Stay away from huge loans. Get out of the death trap city life and buy some cheap land near a decent town. Start stocking up on necessities you really need, and learn how to make, grow or salvage basic necessities.

Some ways to save money: stop paying for college, it is 100% WORTHLESS at this point! Cut the cable TV. Cut the landline bill and get a basic cheap flip phone or jitterbug phone. iPhones are rip offs, do away with those! If you still have parents tell them about how this system is screwed and see if they will give you a helping hand. It might work, it might not. Learn some skills and work hard, save some of the money you earn OUTSIDE the banking system and diversify that into silver coins as a safe-haven. Silver is better for typical barter and is cheaper, silver will do just fine - only rich fat cats need to hoard gold (because they have a lot more wealth to diversify than normal folks).

If you don't get out of this system, you get kiked! Simple as that!

SHIT SHOW: Steve Bannon Claims Trump's Son Is Laundering Money, Trump Rages Back Over Twitter Reader 01/03/2018 (Wed) 19:07:34 Id: 7bd31a [Preview] No. 5110 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The ongoing feud between Steve Bannon and various members of Trump's inner circle, including family members Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr., is hardly a secret (we wrote about it here: Steve Bannon In "Self-Imposed Exile" After Disputes With Trump's Inner Circle). But, if The Guardian's reporting on excerpts from an explosive new book penned by Michael Wolff are even directionally accurate, then Bannon has just taken his White House feud to a whole new level.

According to The Guardian, which apparently got its hands on a copy of "Fire and Fury" ahead of its expected release next week, Bannon unloads on Don Jr. and Kushner saying that their meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York was "treasonous" and/or "unpatriotic" and the FBI should have been called immediately.

Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book seen by the Guardian.

The meeting was revealed by the New York Times in July last year, prompting Trump Jr to say no consequential material was produced. Soon after, Wolff writes, Bannon remarked mockingly: “The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor – with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers.

“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”

Bannon went on, Wolff writes, to say that if any such meeting had to take place, it should have been set up “in a Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire, with your lawyers who meet with these people”. Any information, he said, could then be “dump[ed] … down to Breitbart or something like that, or maybe some other more legitimate publication”.


Following Steve Bannon's earlier remarks from a forthcoming book about "treasonous" meetings at Trump Tower, President Trump has lashed out dramatically in a formal statement attacking his former adviser.

Statement from the President of the United States:

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kike vs kike
I can't wait to see how it ends. xd!!!!!