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Chinese Middle Class Consumerism Now Matches American Middle Class Consumerism Reader 01/14/2018 (Sun) 11:25:03 Id: 0625c3 [Preview] No. 5466 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
In the US, the latest batch of data, released this week, showed retail sales climbed in December for the sixth straight month - though they missed expectations, with growth slowing to 0.3% MoM.

With the personal savings rate at a 10 year low, the US consumer is now fully tapped out: This latest uptick in spending has presumably been fueled by debt, as credit-card borrowing has reached an all-time high.

But another milestone in the history of global consumerism passed last month: As the Washington Post points out, China tied the US in 2018 in terms of domestic retail sales - according to data compiled by Mizuho.

In some important categories, China has overtaken the US: With 17.6 million vehicles sold in the US in 2016, for example, but that was far below the 24 million passenger cars sold in China. US automakers account for about one out of every five cars sold in China, even though the communist party placed a 10% tax on luxury cars and trucks imported from the United States.

This economic heft has made the problem of confronting China intractable: China is now responsible for 20% of sales for some of the largest US corporations. This is making it difficult for Trump to confront Xi Jinping.

Any restrictions on Chinese access to the US market would be met with barriers to American companies selling in China.

"China is one of the most important markets for many U.S. multinational companies,” Shen says. “This should lend China immense bargaining power."

As the new year begins, it’s likely consumer spending in China will quickly surpass that in the US as more newly minted middle class Chinese discover consumer electronics, cars and fashion.

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Reader 01/14/2018 (Sun) 18:39:28 Id: c8d597 [Preview] No.5475 del
>>5474
Good things didn't "have to" come to an end. Arrogance, unpunished corruption, political correctness and horrific policies are what makes good things come to an end. Its really very sad that almost half of America is losing its mind.

The Chinese will have the opportunity to correct things. The question is: will they learn from our mistakes or will they follow down the same self-destructive path?


Reader 01/14/2018 (Sun) 18:45:01 Id: c8d597 [Preview] No.5476 del
PS: I am one of many Americans who believe that our country has been hijacked by Cultural Marxists, read "The Rules for Radicals" and you'll see what I mean. We know its not all of America's fault, this was orchestrated subversion going on for decades by communists within. McCarthy was right!


Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 16:07:25 Id: ddc1ef [Preview] No.5568 del
>>5476
You should see who runs many large corporations in the US. Recently info came out on Google and it turns out many of the employees there are antifa or cultural marxist types. I wouldn't be surprised if they run US politics as well.


Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 17:33:52 Id: b041c3 [Preview] No.5573 del
>>5568
Its Silicon Valley Big Tech types, Big Pharma, Law Firms as well as major Universities (which have become profitable businesses themselves) that tend to draw in neo-liberal Marxists, and are often run by Democrat supporters.

Although many industries; such as Big Oil, Banking, the Firearms Industry, the Automotive Industry, Big Agriculture; all those are predominantly very Republican with many conservatives in the ranks.

This is the major corporate divide I see in America. And Democrats have been very hostile to the industries that are predominantly conservative, as they wish to slam them with more regulations and taxes.

The tax cuts pushed by Republicans have really helped ease the burden on many more productive industries that are typically targeted by these communist Marxists.

To tell you the truth I don't consider the Democrat party to be "liberal" because the old fashion term "liberal" means supporting liberty. This is NOT what Democrats are today, these are Marxists who want the State to become God and to run our lives. Marxists who want to destroy the liberal foundations America once stood for. Marxists who want to disarm and subjugate us, and impoverish us. This is not truly "liberal" by any means. The Democrat establishment have become the old outlawed Communist Party today.

These same communists tried to take over the Republican Party too, but I believe they have failed to do that so far. Groups like the NRA, as long as they are around, are holding their feet to the fire (as we all should be doing)! Trump was a major blow to the communist takeover of the Republican party.


Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 17:48:46 Id: b041c3 [Preview] No.5574 del
Note that back in the day, I'm talking about the 50s and 60s, most Democrat politicians were much like modern conservative politicians. They were nothing like "Mad Maxine" or "Franken-stein." They were more appealing, calmer and more rational. Not easily triggered or spastic, smarter. Over the years rational Democrats, like Dennis Kucinich, were tossed out and replaced by manic loonies who are by definition, cultural Marxists.



The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 15:33:18 Id: d3def9 [Preview] No. 5563 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]



Bad! More Than 5,000 Children Killed By Saudi Arabia’s War On Yemen Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 16:24:11 Id: abab31 [Preview] No. 5570 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
More than 5,000 children have been killed and another 400,000 left severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, in Yemen since March 2015, according to a new report by the UN children’s agency.

The UNICEF report which was published on Tuesday stated that the Saudi war had killed “an average of five children every day since March 2015.”

Press TV reports: It added that at least two million Yemeni children were also out of school, and that 400,000 were facing malnourishment.

Over three million children were born since the onslaught began, all of them “scarred by years of violence, displacement, disease, poverty, under-nutrition and a lack of access to basic services.”

“An entire generation of children in Yemen is growing up knowing nothing but violence… Children in Yemen are suffering the devastating consequences of a war that is not of their making,” said UNICEF’s representative in Yemen, Meritxell Relano.

“Malnutrition and disease are rampant as basic services collapse…Those who survive are likely to carry the physical and psychological scars of conflict for the rest of their lives,” she added.

Earlier in the day, The UN announced that the number of the Yemenis who are dependent on assistance has risen to 22.2 million.

More than 13,600 people have been killed since the onset of the Saudi-led war on Yemen in 2015. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, and factories, has been reduced to rubble in military strikes.

The Saudi-led war has also triggered a deadly cholera epidemic across Yemen.

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Illegal Immigrant Heroin Ring From Mexico Busted in Denver Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 15:53:30 Id: 983eef [Preview] No. 5564 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A Mexico-linked heroin trafficking ring operating in the Denver metro area was busted after a 61-count grand jury indictment accused six men of racketeering activities from April to December 2017. Five defendants were living in the U.S. illegally.

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/16/denver-heroin-ring-bust-suspects-illegal/

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, four of the men had been deported multiple times and detainers were issued for four of the six defendants. One of the six’s immigration status was still unknown, and one is not yet in custody according to the Denver Post.

The six were indicted as a result of a long-term investigation conducted by the West Metro Drug Task Force, which made undercover purchases or seized 3,305 grams of heroin. Search warrants at four stash houses reportedly turned up an additional 3,215 grams of heroin and $6,700.

The investigation revealed that the defendants were allegedly importing heroin from outside of Colorado and using multiple stash houses in the Denver metro area to store drugs.

According to investigators, buyers would call a point of contact who would act as a dispatcher and arrange where drugs would be delivered. A runner would meet the buyer, and return the cash to a defendant identified as Fermin Flores-Rosales, 41, who then allegedly wired the buy money to banks in Mexico.

According to ICE, Flores-Rosales, his co-defendants Cristobal Flores-Rosales, 47; Yoel Soto-Campos, 21; and Joel Torrez-Espinoza, 25; were illegally in the United States. Torrez-Espinoza was previously convicted in 2012 in Utah of felony possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

A fifth defendant, Mario Acosta-Ruiz aka Alfonso Rosales-Alverez, was in the U.S. illegally from Mexico as well.

A sixth defendant, 24-year-old Juan Borques Meza, was also indicted. ICE did not share information on his immigration status. Torrez-Espinoza was identified as the defendant not yet in custody.

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Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 15:57:20 Id: 983eef [Preview] No.5565 del
Just another reason we desperately need the wall, to keep people like this from entering our country, and yes walls do work. If they didn't work, no politician would give a damn about a wall and neither would people like Soros. They'd say OK, fine, have the wall and laugh. But thats not the case, and these assholes know it, walls deter entry and we need the wall.



FLASE FLAG ADMITTED! POLICE TO CHARGE "MULTIPLE SHOOTERS" INVOLVED WITH LAST YEAR'S VEGAS MASSACRE! Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 00:54:47 Id: 495ab7 [Preview] No. 5558 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have announced that new charges are being brought against ‘multiple shooters’ connected to the Mandalay Bay massacre.

LVPD attorney Nicholas Crosby said Tuesday that the police were prohibited from publicly releasing search warrants related to the shooting because “potential charges against other people” is in the works, according to Fox News.

Crosby’s revelation came as a surprise to most in the courtroom. It was the newest information in regards to the investigation that the public seems to have garnered unwittingly by Crosby when explaining to have the warrants remained sealed. Crosby did not say who would face charges.

Crosby, paradoxically, posited that he cannot argue the facts of the case without compromising what the police are trying to protect. He suggested having an in-camera hearing, meaning one in private.


Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 00:56:55 Id: 495ab7 [Preview] No.5559 del
>>5558
Zerohedge.com reports: While the Las Vegas PD’s warrants were kept under seal for the time being, last week FBI search warrants were unsealed for Stephen Paddock and girlfriend Marilou Danley’s email accounts, which revealed Paddock engaging in a cryptic exchange with himself over various firearms used in the shooting.

Ms. Danley also admitted to investigators that her fingerprints were likely to be on the ammunition, as she said she frequently helped Paddock load magazines and move rounds.

Multimillionaire real-estate developer and video-poker aficionado Stephen Paddock, 64, unleashed a hail of bullets into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay on the night of October 1, 2017, killing 58 over a 10 minute period before reportedly shooting himself in the head.

Meanwhile one of several questions surrounding the still-unsolved Mandalay Bay shooting is the lack of any closed circuit television footage (CCTV) of shooter Stephen Paddock anywhere in the hotel in the days leading up to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.

No footage has been seen of Paddock checking in at the Mandalay Bay lobby, walking around the hotel, or lugging more than 20 long rifles up to his 32nd floor room along with thousands of rounds of ammunition before his deadly rampage on October 1, 2017 which claimed the lives of 58 country-music fans over a 10 minute period.

Mandalay Bay Valet Chad Nishimura spoke briefly with Paddock, and said he “seemed like a normal guy. When he came in, nothing too weird about him. He didn’t have any crazy bags with him that I can remember. We are a convention hotel so we have a bunch of people that have boxes and multiple carts worth of stuff. There’s nothing weird that I can remember.”

Given that Las Vegas casinos are some of the most heavily monitored establishments in the United States – if not the world, it stands to reason that there would at least be some footage of Paddock roaming around before the attack – however there may be an explanation…

After a theft of marketing materials during the 2017 VMworld conference held in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center August 27-31, hotel officials were unable to provide closed circuit television footage due to “camera/equipment malfunction.”


Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 00:58:09 Id: 495ab7 [Preview] No.5560 del
>>5559
As The Register reported two weeks after the theft:

[H]yperconverged contender Maxta printed badges bearing the motto “You can’t have it your way with Nutanix” and stored them in private areas of its stand at the exhibition running alongside VMware’s conference. The company alleged that 200 of the badges were removed from the stand by parties unknown.

Maxta therefore sought CCTV footage of the exhibition floor. The company that runs VMworld security took the request seriously enough to approach the venue, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. In correspondence seen by The Register Mandalay Bay staff say “Video of the incident area was not available due to camera/equipment malfunction”.

VMworld’s security firm was also told that security footage “is proprietary to Mandalay Bay” and cannot be viewed by third parties.

Maxta tells us it was also given the “proprietary” excuse.

Mandalay Bay security executives ignored multiple requests by The Register as to their policies regarding security footage or why the system was down, noting “It’s richly ironic that CCTV failed to work at an exhibition that hosts as big a collection of storage and security vendors as you’re likely to find together at one place and at one time. It’s also odd that Mandalay Bay’s video cameras and recorders went down – perhaps it saves the reliable surveillance kit for spotting naughtiness on the the gaming floor.”

The lack of CCTV footage is just one of many strange aspects of the still-unsolved deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history – which include a shifting timeline, a mysteriously missing security guard, strange stock options activity leading up to the attack, $100,000 Paddock wired to his girlfriend in the Philippines days before the attack, a claim by ISIS that Paddock had converted to Islam six months before the attack, a strange 4chan warning of a “high incident project” three weeks before the attack, and a strange woman warning people about the shooting before the concert:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=j_w55D58i1E


Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 01:00:12 Id: 495ab7 [Preview] No.5561 del
>>5560
Paddock also took over 20 cruises to the Middle East and Europe, including Jordan and the UAE.

As we reported on Saturday, unsealed search warrants reveal Paddock may have been setting up some of arrangement over email in July, 2017, seemingly with himself.

In an email sent from Paddock’s Microsoft Live email account, “centralpark1@live.com” to “centralpark4804@gmail.com,” Paddock wrote “try and ar before u buy. we have huge selection. located in the las vegas area.” The “centralpark4804” account wrote back “we have a wide variety of optics and ammunition to try.” Paddock emailed back “for a thrill try out bumpfire ar’s with a 100 round magazine.”

According to some, this is the first information on the record suggesting that the gunman may have had help.

The warrant goes on to read “Investigators believe these communications may have been related to the eventual attack that occurred at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.”

Upon searching Paddock’s Mesquite, NV home, police recovered approximately 18 firearms, more ammonia nitrate, several pounds of the explosive tannerite, several rounds of ammunition, and “electronic devices” – while a “large quantity of ammunition and multiple firearms” were recovered from Paddock’s Reno residence.

Paddock also reportedly attempted to buy a large quantity of tracer ammunition in the month prior to the attack, however the dealer he approached did not have any in stock.

While breaching Paddock’s room at approximately 10:55 pm, an officer accidentally fired one round from his sidearm, reportedly not hitting anyone. Paddock, meanwhile, was found laying awkwardly over a rifle with what investigators reported to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Oddly, recordings of the incident do not contain Paddock’s final “suicide shot.”

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Reader 01/18/2018 (Thu) 15:19:13 Id: 7f35a8 [Preview] No.5562 del
Michael Chertoff and Casino owner Sheldon Adelson need to be investigated for inside trading too. I believe both of them and some of their cronies were buying up OSI stocks before the attack knowing full well OSI would get more security contracts with the federal government after the mass shooting occurred.

Also it was revealed last week, by a Court, that yes Stephen Paddock was a gun runner and worked with the US government. Is brother almost let this slip out on national TV when interviewed, but quickly refrained saying "he was a gun r- ... I don't know how he got those guns." Now we know for a fact Paddock was a gun runner, no more speculation behind that.

PS: I don't believe Paddock did any shooting. I believe he was selling those guns to multiple operatives (the mass murderers) knowing this was a false flag operation. Paddock was then betrayed, killed and framed for the false slag attack as a patsy for everyone to blame. This was NOT a one man job, this was black ops.



Oh Diversity! Ex-CIA Officer Suspected Of Helping China Assassinate US Informants Arrested At JFK International Airport Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 23:22:22 Id: 2a726b [Preview] No. 5556 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A former CIA officer suspected of helping China identify the US spy agency's informants was arrested at JFK International Airport on Monday on charges of unlawful retention of national defense information, according to the Department of Justice.

Many of the agency's informants were killed in a "systematic dismantling of the CIA's spy network in China starting in 2010," according to the New York Times, which notes it was one of the American government's "worst intelligence failures in recent years."

The arrest of the former agent, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, capped an intense F.B.I. investigation that began around 2012 after the C.I.A. began losing its informants in China. Mr. Lee was at the center of a mole hunt in which some intelligence officials believed that he had betrayed the United States but others thought that the Chinese government had hacked the C.I.A.’s covert communications used to talk to foreign sources of information. -NYT

"Jerry Chun Shing Lee, aka “Zhen Cheng Li”, 53 - a U.S. Citizen currently living in Hong Kong, began working for the CIA as a case officer in 1994, where he would spend the next 13 years with a Top Secret clearance and signing "numerous non-disclosure agreements," according to a DOJ press release.

According to court documents, in August 2012, Lee and his family left Hong Kong to return to the United States to live in northern Virginia. While traveling back to the United States, Lee and his family had hotel stays in Hawaii and Virginia. During each of the hotel stays, FBI agents conducted court-authorized searches of Lee’s room and luggage, and found that Lee was in unauthorized possession of materials relating to the national defense.

Specifically, agents found two small books containing handwritten notes that contained classified information, including but not limited to, true names and phone numbers of assets and covert CIA employees, operational notes from asset meetings, operational meeting locations and locations of covert facilities.


Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 23:23:01 Id: 2a726b [Preview] No.5557 del
>>5556
Lee appeared in an New York courtroom Tuesday afternoon where he was ordered held without bail. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison if convicted. The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Lee, 53, served in the U.S. Army from 1982 through 1986 and worked for the CIA between 1994 and 2007 according to an affidavit filed by an FBI agent.

The FBI agent wrote that Lee and his family left Hong Kong in August 2012 to travel to northern Virginia. Along the way, they stayed in hotels where the FBI found the books.

The small books were discovered inside Lee’s luggage, sealed in a small clear plastic travel pack.

The handwritten information inside ranged in terms of classification, but the agent said at least one page contained top secret information, “the disclosure of which could cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the United States.” -Reuters

The FBI agent's affidavit also noted that classified cables written by Lee while he was a case officer describing his interactions with CIA informants corroborated what was found in the two books.

Lee was interviewed five times by the FBI according to Reuters, never disclosing that he had the books. He also met with former CIA colleagues around that time without returning the classified materials, said the Justice Department.

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Autopilot Teslas to Kill People $, The Media Flaunts It $, Govt To Cover-up Deaths And Disasters $ Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 16:04:04 Id: 027b97 [Preview] No. 5540 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
WHY IS TELSA STILL BEING SUBSIDIZED!?
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It's a calm Saturday morning in August of next year. Suddenly, across the nation, 12,000 Tesla Model S sedans start up at the same time. They engage Tesla's vaunted autopilot feature and head out onto the road. Some of them make their way to local gas stations. Some to electrical substations. And then, as they approach, they accelerate to top speed. The explosions are fantastic as the Model S batteries rupture and spark fires, which ignite anything flammable in the area. The power grid in the Los Angeles area is brought down almost immediately. Hundreds of fires rage. America is under attack. This might sound like science fiction. It's not.

With 'cyber security' the first thing to understand is that the internet is ungovernable because locality is irrelevant and identity is shroudable. This is by design—it's the Internet—we're all supposed to be able to talk to everyone and it wasn't designed at the protocol level to require payment or identification.

Cyber criminals make mistakes and are arrested occasionally, but attacks can originate from states that do not cooperate with international institutions or foreign governments. And outside of the developed world there is often even less of a distinction between private individuals and state actors: A software security expert can work to enrich herself—or a criminal enterprise—one day and then work for their government’s intelligence service the next. This makes international cooperation even more difficult.

The second thing to recognize about cyber security is that attack is much easier than defense. Attackers can probe from multiple points, such as previously-hacked computers or servers rented with stolen credit card information. They can patiently try different strategies until they succeed. Talented attackers may first invent a new method of attack, then write software to scan servers or internet traffic to create a prioritized list of potentially vulnerable organizations, and only then begin systematically breaching them.

A defender, on the other hand, is a sitting target. Her application is public facing, with URLs, domains, and data centers that anyone can investigate. She has a consistent, detectable set of operating systems, software languages, and libraries that are as well understood by potential adversaries as they are by the in-house team that is responsible for managing them.
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Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 16:33:31 Id: 027b97 [Preview] No.5544 del
Oh I forgot to mention this one: >>>/news/5407

Tesla can't even send a satellite into orbit, and when they fail they blame it on everyone else! Yet their failures have costed taxpayers millions of dollars!

In any real free market, truly capitalist nation, this company would be shunned and discarded so fast it would make Musk run like a rabbit under fire! He'd be done for! The company would go bankrupt! There would be no subsidies! They fail, they lose, tough luck, they go bankrupt! And other companies - much better quality companies - would take over and get contracts! This whole damn country forgot what fair competition is! No one knows the meaning of competing for quality, competing to out-do one another! Worthless fiat currency has been flushed into this system and corrupted everything including our government! And now lives are at stake! And now national security is at stake! And now our whole country as we know it is at stake! And no one gives a damn anymore! So you got these spoiled companies that will burn everything down, destroy lives, wreck havok, and FAIL FAIL FAIL! And what do they get!? More fucking money!!!


Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 17:00:08 Id: 21b275 [Preview] No.5545 del
Goys are too stupid to understand..


Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 17:39:01 Id: 56a2ea [Preview] No.5546 del
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>>5545
>"I hope this triggers the /pol/ite!"


Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 17:41:50 Id: 126310 [Preview] No.5547 del
Most of the previous individual tests of this same exact model have failed before. They never got everything straightened out or secured. I think someone even died in an accident, I don't know if Tesla was sued or handed out compensation or what happened. As far as I'm concerned this article is admitted duplicity. They know this will kill people, but they are going to do it anyway. And why not? They can pretty much get away with anything, there is no more sanity or justice or common sense in America to stop this anymore, so why not commit manslaughter against the gullible public?

I admit it. I was really gullible too. I could have sworn sanity and common sense would emerge out from the ashes after Trump was elected. I was wrong. The self-destruction of our nation continues as was planned. I will likely try to find a way to join a class-action lawsuit to sue Tesla for voluntarily manslaughter when shit gets wrecked and lives are taken away. Lets sue the fuckers out of existence.


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Wall Street Tycoon, Larry Fink, Now Shilling Feudal Communism Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 19:29:44 Id: 9d4af6 [Preview] No. 5549 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Laurence D. Fink is the founder and chief executive of the enormous investment firm BlackRock, which manages in the neighborhood of $6 trillion of assets. That enormous hoard of financial assets–which it invests on behalf of individuals with 401(k) plans institutions such as pension funds, state and local governments, Fortune 500 companies, sovereign wealth funds, and college endowments–makes BlackRock the largest investor in the world. It gives BlackRock–and Fink himself–enormous sway in corporate boardrooms and the stock market.

Now Fink is deploying his financial clout by demanding business leaders adhere to a communist agenda. In his annual letter released Tuesday, Fink announced that BlackRock will require that companies make a “positive contribution to society” and “serve a social purpose.”

That doesn’t sound too bad when stated broadly. Although likely to irk capitalists who agree with the late economist Milton Friedman that the best social purpose a business can pursue is to maximize profits by selling products its customers want to buy, many Americans probably agree with the notion that corporations should consider how to contribute to society beyond creating jobs, making sales, and earning profits.

Unfortunately, Fink goes beyond calling for increased corporate responsibility. His letter makes it clear that he defines the act of making a contribution very narrowly. He wants companies to adopt left-wing policy goals in the name of corporate responsibility.

Companies must ask themselves: What role do we play in the community? How are we managing our impact on the environment? Are we working to create a diverse workforce? Are we adapting to technological change? Are we providing the retraining and opportunities that our employees and our business will need to adjust to an increasingly automated world? Are we using behaviorial financial and other tools to prepare workers for retirement, so that they invest in a way that will help them achieve their goals.

This reads like a checklist from the priorities of the left wing of the Democratic party? Environmentalism? Check. Diversity virtue signaling? Check. Retraining? Check. Jobs threatened by automation (but not immigration or trade)? Check.

The last point, about using behavioral financial tools to “prepare workers for retirement” is both a liberal talking point (the left loves the idea of using the lessons of ‘behavioral economics’ to nudge people into behaving in ways liberals think they should) and incredibly self-serving (since pushing workers to save more through 401(k)s is likely to push even more money into BlackRock’s coffers).

What’s missing from the list? Anything even vaguely conservative, #MAGA, or hinting of economic nationalism. There’s nothing about immigration and the legal duty not to hire illegal immigrants. Nothing about the displacement of workers from unfair trade practices. Nothing about opioid addiction that is devastating so many American families. Nothing about protecting free speech and the traditional of tolerating dissenting political views. No protection for religious freedom. There’s not even talk of working to rebuild America’s failing infrastructure.

In other words, Fink is not urging corporate America to evolve toward being more socially responsible. This isn’t about companies needing a “sense of purpose” that will benefit society. It’s about loading the dice in favor of the communist agenda that has ruined America and the middle class.

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Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 19:35:38 Id: 9d4af6 [Preview] No.5550 del
I am very glad and very lucky I am now retired and have withdrawn from my 401K. I intend to diversify even more of my savings OUTSIDE the dollar, my bet is Russia and China will be the next superpowers and America will decline to third world status and civil unrest, possibly civil war, becomes inevitable.

It was good while it lasted.



Good! DHS Preparing To Arrest Leaders of Sanctuary Cities For Violating National Security Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 20:41:54 Id: 02617f [Preview] No. 5530 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community.

Mr. Homan told The Washington Times last July that he wanted to see local officials charged as complicit in human smuggling if they shielded illegal immigrants through sanctuary policies.

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https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/dhs-asks-prosecutors-charge-sanctuary-city-leaders/


Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 22:58:52 Id: fdfd7a [Preview] No.5532 del
>>5530
They want Americans dead. Thats the whole goal of deliberate destabilization is to purge Western culture and civilization and bring in captive third world races who know nothing about - nor care about - freedom of sovereignty.

The US govt elites want you dead. Never forget that.


Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 05:55:44 Id: 1077c6 [Preview] No.5536 del
>>5532
>but who really wants me dead?
>corporate media? Hollywood? television? music? radio?
>advertising? the economy? wall street? Goldman Sachs?
>JPMorgan Chase? the Treasury Department?
>the white house? Senate? Congress? the Supreme Court?
>State, Justice, Defense and Treasury Departments?
>the Group of Thirty? the Bilderberg Group?
>the Trilateral Commission?
>the Council on Foreign Relations?
>who started the Federal Reserve?
>the Defense Policy Board? Think Tanks? the Ivy League?
>who are they exactly?
>what majority?
>why don't I look them all up?


Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 08:44:57 Id: 8c3a12 [Preview] No.5537 del
>>5536
ITS DA JOOS STUPID


Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 15:43:44 Id: 4c71c0 [Preview] No.5538 del
>>5537
>>5536
Correct anons, all of those above you mentioned. And the corruption is bigger than most can even imagine. This entire system is rigged against us and the collusion runs deep. Slowly withdrawing yourself from the system, all the major institutions, and becoming self-sufficient and independent may be your only saving grace at this point.

I'm not saying you need to be a full blown basement dwelling NEET or anything. A man has to make a living, I understand. And you have to have money to properly prepare anyway. But if you want to survive you need to stop trusting the system and prepare accordingly and make sure you can survive when the access to modern luxuries we have today are cut off.

Also, stay away from fast food and big pharma. Two major industries used to cull the masses; profiting from sickness, addictions, dependency and later on unwanted intervention.


Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 17:42:55 Id: 1077c6 [Preview] No.5548 del
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>>5537
Of course they are by majority. If you followed my instructions on this post >>5536 you'd realize that was the point.



They Are Afraid! Twitter’s Censorship Algorithm Targets Breitbart Audience Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 16:44:18 Id: 2496e5 [Preview] No. 5518 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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HERE IS A GREAT LIST OF ALTERNATIVE PLATFORMS: >>/5511

Twitter’s algorithms for political censorship target language and images — such as “America” and the American flag — associated with Breitbart News’s audience, said Project Veritas President James O’Keefe on Monday.

O’Keefe’s remarks on Twitter came during a SiriusXM Breitbart News Tonight interview with Breitbart News’s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

Censorial algorithms at Twitter, said O’Keefe, associate certain terms and sentiments with automated behaviors in an ostensible effort to silence bots across the platform: “[Twitter has] an algorithm that finds correlative words associated with people like the Breitbart audience. So if you post about guns, if you like the American flag, if you use the word ‘America,’ if you are a self-described ‘redneck,’ they actually target these people. These are not racists, or white supremacists, or Nazis — these are just moderate conservative ideas.”

Following 2016’s presidential election, Twitter deployed a political censorship campaign ostensibly dedicated to combating “fake news” it implied was responsible for the election of Donald Trump to the presidency.

Twitter surveils and monetizes — through automated probing and employee monitoring — information within direct messages sent by its users across its platform, said O’Keefe: “They’re sharing your girlfriends’ [and] wives’ private pictures you give, you know, people send direct messages on Twitter thinking they’re private, it’s actually not. They can store it in a database, and these engineers are bragging about selling it to advertisers, looking at them, sharing them with your exes and [others].”

O’Keefe commented on Twitter’s use of shadow banning and assorted measures to minimize targeted users’ engagement across its platform:

They have hundreds of engineers that mine through your private part pictures … That shadow banning video we released Thursday was probably one of the greatest censorship stories we’ve ever seen. This is the digital town square, and if they’re able to prevent you from sharing your information with your followers and friends, then how are you going to communicate your ideas? They’re trying to “ban a way of talking,” they say.

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Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 21:35:46 Id: 7645c7 [Preview] No.5531 del
The biggest media story of the year broke last week. Yet, millions of Americans never heard the story because the mainstream media “shadow banned” it.
The story was Project Veritas’ expose’ of Twitter.

Undercover operatives filmed Twitter employees admitting bias against conservatives and revealing what conservatives have known for a long time. Twitter shadow bans conservatives.

Shadow banning means that a person can still post on Twitter, but no one sees it. The mainstream media did not cover this story. They were too busy repeating the unsubstantiated allegations that President Trump had referred to certain nations as, shall we say, “sewer holes.”

Project Veritas’ videos prove what conservatives have claimed for a very long time. Big tech is more than just biased against conservatives. Big tech takes direct action to stop conservative points of view.

https://archive.fo/nNGhs
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/social-media-companies-ban-conservative-voices/


Reader 01/17/2018 (Wed) 15:56:16 Id: 6bb9d8 [Preview] No.5539 del
It not only makes me sad, but downright angry that something this BIG, this BAD, is being completely and utterly swept under the rug like nothing ever happened.

And the US govt and the US media have the NERVE, the audacity, to bitch about other countries censoring unwanted media!? FUCK YOU ASSHOLE HYPOCRITES! Look in the fucking mirror you hypocritical sacks of shit!