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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Desperation

The Swamp monsters are desperately thrashing around, trying to find SOME WAY to evade the net that is closing in on them:
A White House lawyer is refuting a rumor voiced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) that President Donald Trump intends to fire special counsel Robert Mueller before Christmas.

On Saturday, White House special counsel Ty Cobb told CNN that no such plans exist:

“As the White House has consistently said for months, there is no consideration of firing the special counsel,” Ty Cobb, the White House special counsel, told CNN in a statement. Speier told KQED Newsroom on Friday that she believes Republicans are trying to shut down the House Intelligence Committee’s probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

“I believe the President wants all of this shutdown,” Speier said when asked if she believed House Republicans were bowing to pressure from the White House. “The rumor on the Hill when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week. And on Dec. 22, when we are out of D.C., he was going to fire Robert Mueller.”

Speier said if the president did fire Mueller, it would cause a constitutional crisis. “That is Saturday massacre 2.0,” she said, referring to President Richard Nixon ordering the firing of Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal. “Without a doubt there would be an impeachment effort.”
A significant speech. I seem to recall that patriots were told to anticipate that just last month. And now the God-Emperor is promising us MULTIPLE "great Christmas gifts".

I wonder what they could be?

MAGA. Drain the Swamp. Pray for the President.

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112 Comments:

Anonymous Hesiod December 16, 2017 7:59 PM  

Dear Santy Trump,

For Christmas, I want a line of crucified libtard and cuck swamp-dwellers leading into DC both from the north and south along I95, lots more winning because we ain't no ways tired,...oh and a puppy.

Love,

Hesiod

Anonymous Nimgaladh December 16, 2017 8:00 PM  

For me, every day has been Christmas since the God-Emperor was elected. Still not tired of winning. Merry Christmas everyone!

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Grass December 16, 2017 8:01 PM  

Per Drudge we have several already including ending the Obamacare penalty.

Seeing how the Deep State is crapping itself, including Schindler's latest post, and their weak explanation of Strzok's texts on a government phone, I can't wait.

MOAR WINNING!

Blogger The Kurgan December 16, 2017 8:01 PM  

I'm hoping it's a "margherita" pizza flavoured surprise shock.

PS: Maegherita means "Daisy".
Daisy-cutters are surprising.

Blogger Johnny December 16, 2017 8:03 PM  

My take on Trump's situation is that if he can do it, he should get some prosecutions going. More offense than defense. The folks that are trying to jerk him around have themselves broken the law in numerous ways.

Blogger Ingot9455 December 16, 2017 8:04 PM  

Things to hope for:
GE Trump calls a nationwide televised address and begins it with, "Ladies and gentlemen, the storm has arrived."

Blogger Stilicho December 16, 2017 8:13 PM  

Buy defense contractor stocks just in case it ain't a pony

Anonymous Brick Hardslab December 16, 2017 8:14 PM  

Rumors from all sides. I've seen a lot of smoke in my life but very little fire.

Anonymous Watchu talkin bout Willis December 16, 2017 8:14 PM  

Jim Jones's toadies didn't finish the job on Speier in '78.

Anonymous The Original Arrogant Steelers Fan December 16, 2017 8:15 PM  

They aren't going to impeach Trump.

It's all just bluster and talk. The swamp may want to take Trump down like Nixon but this isn't Nixon's America and they know it. This new America can be summed up in three words.

Record. Gun. Sales.

The only remaining question is... will Trump call the bluff and fire Mueller? If he's really feeling lucky he would not only fire Mueller, but turn around and prosecute him for sedition. Makes sense to me considering nobody is going to save is corrupt ass. After all, thanks to the rise of the alt right, tis' the season for the swamp to throw their own kind under the bus...

Blogger Lazarus December 16, 2017 8:19 PM  

I am starting to feel a little more Christmassy

Blogger Ingot9455 December 16, 2017 8:24 PM  

@10 It's been hard for me to think that Mueller has really flipped and stopped being a swamp creature. That he's turned to the side of MAGA. But I must say, the number of relatively obvious leaks-to-flush-out-leakers in the past few weeks does give me some hope.

Blogger VD December 16, 2017 8:26 PM  

The only remaining question is... will Trump call the bluff and fire Mueller?

My understanding is that he's not going to fire Mueller.

Blogger Felix Bellator December 16, 2017 8:34 PM  

I am betting these are all coded disinformation items to identify leakers. How many rumors have the press had to walk back lately after they put out their version of the "truth?"

A Hillary indictment would be a great Christmas present.

Blogger D. December 16, 2017 8:34 PM  

from post
"when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week. "

from zh
"President Trump is reportedly set to accuse China of "economic aggression" in efforts to "undermine international order" during his national security strategy speech on Monday."

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-16/trump-slam-china-economic-aggression-and-undermining-international-order

Blogger Stilicho December 16, 2017 8:34 PM  

Why fire Mueller? He has zero credibility on the right, so even if he accused trump of something, no one on the right would believe it at this point. Plus, every time he can't deliver, the left gets triggered. Ultimately, Trump will be able to say "Hillary sent her closest supporters to investigate me and they found nothing. They only exposed themselves and Hillary for the crimes they committed."

Anonymous Takin' A Look December 16, 2017 8:35 PM  

Pay attention, the NYT has been spewing out alien/project bluebeam crap like crazy. It will be fucking hilarious for the cabal/deep state etc. to try to walk back all the denouncements they've heaped on regular people investigating the phenomenon for decades. This is their last card to play. But remember, every bit of the technology they will present to us was invented by regular earthlings over the last 100+ years, 5,000+ hidden patents in all. And they've been building and using it with our tax dollars.

You're going to find out that yes, virtually all disease can be cured with this technology. That hundreds of millions who died horrific, torturous deaths could have been easily cured and so, so much more.

Anonymous The Original Arrogant Steelers Fan December 16, 2017 8:40 PM  

"even if he accused trump of something, no one on the right would believe it at this point."

Yeah, just like there was no way that Roy Moore couldn't win in crimson red Alabama.

If it were me, I'd be taking "the best defense is a good offense" approach until that wall gets built and Obamacare gets repealed once and for all, just to be sure.

Anonymous Anonymous December 16, 2017 8:44 PM  

Um... ww2.kqed.org???

- Tondler

Anonymous CloseHauled December 16, 2017 8:45 PM  

Mueller met with Trump shortly before being appointed special prosecutor.

Mueller probe gave us Strzok (would we have ever known otherwise?)

So far Mueller has Manafort which leads to Podesta's.

The Left has been said in writing (tweets etc) that they will riot if fired.

What if Mueller now exposes the Swamp?

What will the Left/MSM say now regarding Mueller's findings? They so far have painted him as
a war hero saint.

Anonymous CloseHauled December 16, 2017 8:50 PM  

It would be the ultimate cunning if Trump admin has been intentionally floating those Mueller probe firing/shutdown rumors to get the Left all in on defending Mueller to the death ... only then to have Mueller expose their corruption.

What would they say then?

Blogger tz December 16, 2017 8:54 PM  

Who will guard the guardians?

Maybe he will appoint Tom Fitton or Jay Sekulow to investigate Muller and the corrupt team and the corrupt FBI and Hillary including her crime foundation...

The problem this time is the more Mueller and his team probes, the more the DoJ and FBI under Obama are shown to be corrupt to banana republic levels.


The swamp is ugly, dark, and deep.
But Trump has promises to keep.
And those to jail before his sleep.

Anonymous ZhukovG December 16, 2017 8:54 PM  

Perhaps, the GE will tell us about the investigation for which Mueller's has been a smokescreen.

Anonymous Avalanche December 16, 2017 9:01 PM  

@1 "we ain't no ways tired,...oh and a puppy."

Dear Sandy Claws,
Please, can I add just one more thing?
A puppy ... and a WALL!
Love, Avalanche

Blogger Lazarus December 16, 2017 9:02 PM  

Is Pale Moon no longer compatible with BlogSpot?

Anonymous Andrew E. December 16, 2017 9:04 PM  

I think the play here is to stare down Mueller until he concedes he has nothing and reports his findings (soon), leaves with only the indictments of Manafort and Flynn, and refers the matter back to DOJ. And Mueller will hope he's been able to secure some immunity for his part in the Swamp given what's about to go down.

Blogger Lazarus December 16, 2017 9:11 PM  

didn't I warn you, long ago, about this orange-haired creep?

Gift #5: agitating Haxo Angmaerk

Anonymous trev006 December 16, 2017 9:15 PM  

Misfeasance. Nonfeasance. Misfeasance. Nonfeasance. Start jailing a ridiculous number of Mullerites for the crimes they absolutely committed in letting the FAB go free, and soon he will have to run this case all by his lonesome. And when plebs start dropping dime... elites will start dropping.

You know, I really don't think they ever expected Trump to figure this out.

Blogger Chris McCullough December 16, 2017 9:15 PM  

I've never had this much fun with politics since Trump became president. Is this what poli sci nerds feel like all the time?

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr December 16, 2017 9:19 PM  

Fire Mueller? Probably not. But I can easily see him being arrested.

I think the big bomb would be arrest of the FBI conspirators for sedition charges. There's enough evidence at this point, I think. And, of course, obstruction of justice.

Make Prisons Full Again.

(That being said, I think the "gift" is going to be the tax reform...not that Payers will see any reduction in our tax burdens.)

Anonymous CloseHauled December 16, 2017 9:24 PM  

"I think the play here is to stare down Mueller until he concedes he has nothing and reports his findings (soon), leaves with only the indictments of Manafort and Flynn,"

Tony Podesta didn't resign from the company he created for nothing. Manafort led to the Podestas.

Podestas lead to HRC and DNC.

Blogger Lovekraft December 16, 2017 9:28 PM  

Although there are likely numerous other films that offer a sober glimpse into just how deep corruption and greed goes, 2015s "The Big Short" is worth a watch; a reminder of the global economic collapse of 2008. Politicians pushing banks to push "The American Dream", layers of banks jumping on this racket, etc.

So where do we fit, in the middle? Does Trump mean another 'correction' is down the road, but this time with nukes and African-level savagery? Where do we fit in?

Blogger James Dixon December 16, 2017 9:32 PM  

> Per Drudge we have several already including ending the Obamacare penalty.

The personal tax cuts in the bill, while welcome, are largely meh worthy. The corporate tax cuts are also welcome for anyone with an IRA, 401K, or a pension plan. But the end of the individual mandate is indeed something to celebrated by everyone.

> Ultimately, Trump will be able to say "Hillary sent her closest supporters to investigate me and they found nothing. They only exposed themselves and Hillary for the crimes they committed."

Trump knows there's nothing to find. So that's probably his attitude, yes.

> Is Pale Moon no longer compatible with BlogSpot?

Try turning off Firefox compatibility mode. If you're running NoScript, allow quantserve.com and quantcount.com. Those are the things I had to do to get it working again.

Anonymous CloseHauled December 16, 2017 9:35 PM  

The Big Short" is worth a watch;

The wall st genius (((hero))) in the movie discovers in 2006 the housing fraud bubble.

We were talking about the fraud here, on VD, back in 2003.

Blogger Robert What? December 16, 2017 9:35 PM  

The problem is that there will be absolutely no consequences for the Swamp Creatures even if they are outed. At most a couple of them might suffer insignificant "demotions" with their pensions in tact.

Anonymous Andrew E. December 16, 2017 9:36 PM  

Tony Podesta didn't resign from the company he created for nothing. Manafort led to the Podestas.

Podestas lead to HRC and DNC.


I think there may be something to Sundance's 'referee theory' of Mueller. That Mueller jumped into the Special Counsel to try and exercise some direction, leverage and control over any swamp draining by Trump. So it wouldn't be a surprise to see Mueller hand some over to Trump in the process. But to ulimately use the Special Counsel to keep Trump from having a free hand in his exposure and clean up. And I don't think Trump is at all interested in being told what he can and can't do as he drains. So he pounds away at Mueller's flanks via his surrogates to undermine the investigations legitimacy until Mueller is eventually forced to cry uncle and go home.

Blogger Bradford Walker December 16, 2017 9:37 PM  

Whatever it takes to get The Wall done, let the God-Emperor do it.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 December 16, 2017 9:53 PM  

My take: firing Mueller gives the Left a fresh avenue of attack, one not obviously tainted in the minds of normies.

Blogger Lovekraft December 16, 2017 9:54 PM  

5 Trillion Dollars vanished.
8 million jobs lost.
8 million lost homes.
Not a single banker was sent to jail.

If this system is still operating and flourishing, we really should consider the real possibility that VD has hinted at numerous times:

The fracturing. Ethnic groups realigning to focus on manageable resource utilization. In the meantime, there will still be billions of spiritually malnourished fed Disneypap while the uberrich float above us in ultra-oxygenated realities.

Which then begs the question: would these elites allow those fractured and self-sustaining enclaves alone, or would their example force the elites to direct their elimination?
Most of you know the answer to this, I believe.

Anonymous Rambam December 16, 2017 9:56 PM  

Trump is going to give Mueller immunity if he turns on everyone. He's the Clinton Syndicate's Joe Valachi.

Blogger tuberman December 16, 2017 9:56 PM  

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Anonymous Andrew E. December 16, 2017 9:58 PM  

My take: firing Mueller gives the Left a fresh avenue of attack, one not obviously tainted in the minds of normies.

Agreed. Trump will leverage Mueller to close it down and announce he's found precisely nothing.

Blogger DonReynolds December 16, 2017 10:10 PM  

I keep seeing threats from the FAR LEFT usual suspects, promising to "take the streets" in open revolt if President Trump shuts down the Mueller "investigation", as some in the GOP are demanding.

Such threats are a good enough reason to shut Mueller down completely. If they want to riot and, as they say, "shut down the country" then call their bluff.

I could not be more delighted by OPEN SEASON being declared on the Far Left loons in this country. High time we take out the trash.

Blogger tuberman December 16, 2017 10:18 PM  

Johnny wrote:My take on Trump's situation is that if he can do it, he should get some prosecutions going. More offense than defense. The folks that are trying to jerk him around have themselves broken the law in numerous ways.

Gee, Johnny, perhaps the God Emperor already has, I'd say about 450 people already working on the real story (Uranium 1), and has for a while.

Mueller = Role Player? No? Try checking, and do not be lazy, find your own sources. No, then FUD away.

What do Intel Role Players do?
What is distraction? What is disinformation?
Did Mueller occupy 15-16 enemy lawyers' time with nothing?
Are those 16 prosecutors (now 15) brought in by Mueller perhaps being investigated?

Mueller is not going to be fired, as he is right where he is supposed to be. Unless it's time to stop the whole act of that part of the play.

Blogger tuberman December 16, 2017 10:24 PM  

Robert What? wrote:The problem is that there will be absolutely no consequences for the Swamp Creatures even if they are outed. At most a couple of them might suffer insignificant "demotions" with their pensions in tact.

Warning for all new accounts!!

"Past measures, do not necessarily project future returns."

Anonymous DTA December 16, 2017 10:33 PM  

"Significant speech"; uh, wouldn't that probably be about tax reform?

By the way, I love having to guess the "I am not a robot" thing without being able to read the clue. It puts a whole new mind game into play.

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Grass December 16, 2017 10:34 PM  

Yes, it is what we feel but amplified x 100 since there are few of us that are right wing.

Anonymous Robert the Wise December 16, 2017 10:48 PM  

"...there would be an impeachment effort."
Keep dreaming, Demoncrats.

I thought some Dems in congress already tried to impeach the president. How'd that go?

Anonymous bbgkb December 16, 2017 10:51 PM  

I keep seeing threats from the FAR LEFT usual suspects, promising to "take the streets" in open revolt

Please antifa burn down every DieVerse City in the Hillary Archipelago, just in time to deny funds to sanctuary cities. Why are there no sanctuary cities for those who don't want to pay for Latrina's 21 crack babies?

Anonymous FP December 16, 2017 10:51 PM  

I see that there is a BLM whistleblower in the Bundy ranch case now and it looks like the feds might abandon their case against them. Admission in an investigator's leaked emails that BLM had snipers during the NV standoff.

It was amusing to see Gay Gowdy dress down for the cameras the Rosenstein guy from DOJ. So reassuring that he and Mueller will make sure there is no bias in the investigations.

Anonymous CloseHauled December 16, 2017 10:56 PM  

Who is Strzok? McCabe no show for House Intel committee this past week. Something scared him off.

https://8ch.net/thestorm/res/1604.html#2631

Blogger Bob Loblaw December 16, 2017 10:57 PM  

Speier said if the president did fire Mueller, it would cause a constitutional crisis. “That is Saturday massacre 2.0,” she said, referring to President Richard Nixon ordering the firing of Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal. “Without a doubt there would be an impeachment effort.”

It's perfectly within a president's plenary powers to fire Mueller. That's not a constitutional crisis, and it's no grounds for impeachment.

It may or may not be smart politically, but that's a different question.

Anonymous CloseHauled December 16, 2017 11:01 PM  

Cernovich hinting 30-50 congressmen in trouble:

https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/942212224721891328

Q said many in congress would be forced to resign. The real reason for the resignations would be more severe than just the harassment. The resignations are part of their plea deals.

Chris Matthew is latest sexual harassment casualty. Between MSM and Hollywood do you all still believe this is just coincidence?

Blogger tuberman December 16, 2017 11:06 PM  

bbgkb wrote:I keep seeing threats from the FAR LEFT usual suspects, promising to "take the streets" in open revolt

Please antifa burn down every DieVerse City in the Hillary Archipelago, just in time to deny funds to sanctuary cities. Why are there no sanctuary cities for those who don't want to pay for Latrina's 21 crack babies?


They are a joke. They are attempting to get the money together through things like the AIDs charities and such, but no one is giving these fake charities much anymore. I supposed their paid distension will have to wait, maybe forever. Huge sources of money have been cut off. People do not even seem to care much about the Red Cross, AIDs, or other false charities that feeds the NWO. It's very sad, for them. Cannot even finance the Revolution, yet there will be one, just not theirs.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein December 16, 2017 11:09 PM  

DTA wrote:"Significant speech"; uh, wouldn't that probably be about tax reform?


I'm not saying it's going to be about aliens.
But, it's going to be about ...aliens.

Blogger tuberman December 16, 2017 11:10 PM  

53. tuberman

"dissension" auto correct failure

Blogger Timmy3 December 16, 2017 11:14 PM  

Isn’t FBI’s McCabe’s job on the line as rumored? Or how about the horrible performance of Deputy AG at Congress? I’ll wait and see.

Anonymous Lord of the Fleas December 16, 2017 11:16 PM  

@30 CloseHauled Tony Podesta didn't resign from the company he created for nothing. Manafort led to the Podestas.

And speaking of whom... where exactly is Tony P? He seems to have utterly vanished about the time his company did.

Not likely he took it on the lam and left the country - that would definitely have made the news. Lying low and hoping it all blows over? Or maybe in a nice DOJ safe house singing like an overweight canary? It IS a puzzle...

Blogger tuberman December 16, 2017 11:16 PM  

48. bbgkb

Just what do you suppose happened to that November 4th national riot day thingy? Follow the money.

Anonymous CloseHauled December 16, 2017 11:17 PM  

But, it's going to be about ...aliens.

The UFOs (Unidentified Fondling Officials) are numbered between 30-50 (not my joke, seen in a comment to a Cernovich tweet).

Anonymous Andrew E. December 16, 2017 11:21 PM  

One thing for certain can be said about this Q Anon. He's managed to red-pill lots of former white, twentysomething BernieBro computer nerds into Trump MAGA men. Take a look at this youtube with a bunch of channers talking about child sacrifice, General Mattis destroying ISIS, Trump restoring American values and freedoms. And these guys say they were socialists who didn't support Trump during the election.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=133&v=vIA0SY6YT4M

Blogger Freddy December 16, 2017 11:28 PM  

So why is Trump allowing Raytheon to continue it's incineration of So Cal pushing the Agenda 21 citizen relocation program?

Anonymous CloseHauled December 16, 2017 11:30 PM  

And speaking of whom... where exactly is Tony P? He seems to have utterly vanished about the time his company did.

Q said HRC's plea for a deal was denied. They have Tony P and Weiner's laptop. Schiff looks scared shitless the past week.

Q is either the greatest LARP in history or a true Q clearance patriot.

After 700+ threads on 4ch /pol/ and now 125+ on 8ch /cbts/ (over 300K comments in total since beginning of Nov) they are convinced he is the real deal. I am too.

Blogger tuberman December 16, 2017 11:30 PM  

Andrew E. wrote:One thing for certain can be said about this Q Anon. He's managed to red-pill lots of former white, twentysomething BernieBro computer nerds into Trump MAGA men. Take a look at this youtube with a bunch of channers talking about child sacrifice, General Mattis destroying ISIS, Trump restoring American values and freedoms. And these guys say they were socialists who didn't support Trump during the election.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=133&v=vIA0SY6YT4M


They are not to be trusted, period.

Anonymous Andrew E. December 16, 2017 11:32 PM  

They are not to be trusted, period.

I have no idea what this means.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine December 16, 2017 11:35 PM  

Christmas gift? Heads on platters. Whether metaphorical or not, I could not possibly care less.

Blogger tuberman December 16, 2017 11:36 PM  

Freddy wrote:So why is Trump allowing Raytheon to continue it's incineration of So Cal pushing the Agenda 21 citizen relocation program?

Yes, the God Emperor has also failed to part the Red Sea, and he's not restored Washington from the grave.

Perhaps he has no control over the operatives doing this yet? Hmm? MPAI.

Blogger tuberman December 16, 2017 11:39 PM  

People who change sides quick in order to seek position, money or fame should not be allowed leadership in any real right, they have to prove themselves for years, and in many ways. They can be let in, but only as foot soldiers.

Anonymous VFM #6306 December 16, 2017 11:40 PM  

They will revert to idiocy as soon as the strong horse falters is what he means. After all, a neocon was, by definition a (((liberal))) who "woke up."

They'll have to work a long time before anyone should trust them. They'll make great cannon fodder though. If they survive that, well, we can reassess.

Blogger tuberman December 16, 2017 11:43 PM  

Andrew E. wrote:They are not to be trusted, period.

I have no idea what this means.


And, let's put it this way, the people out on the chans laugh at all these Bernie Bros, who have seen the truth.

They do not pick on the people who were already known to be on the right saying similar things.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine December 16, 2017 11:47 PM  

"I have no idea what this means."

It means don't give them any opportunities to backstab. They need to be on the front lines with whatever passes for commissars giving them the evil eye until about a year after this is all over, at the very least.

Blogger Wolfman at Large December 16, 2017 11:49 PM  

The smell of pizza is in the air but we will never know how deep the crust goes or the exact nature of the toppings.

Blogger Dos Voltz December 16, 2017 11:57 PM  

The best gift possible for long suffering patriotic American citizens this Christmas would be to see 4000 Satanic pedophile politicians and bureaucrats rounded up en masse in chains, imprisoned, assets seized, bank accounts frozen, and all this on Christmas Day.

Anonymous map December 17, 2017 12:02 AM  

Lovekraft wrote:Although there are likely numerous other films that offer a sober glimpse into just how deep corruption and greed goes, 2015s "The Big Short" is worth a watch; a reminder of the global economic collapse of 2008. Politicians pushing banks to push "The American Dream", layers of banks jumping on this racket, etc.

So where do we fit, in the middle? Does Trump mean another 'correction' is down the road, but this time with nukes and African-level savagery? Where do we fit in?


Unfortunately, the received history of what happened is largely incorrect. The crash had nothing to do with what the big banks did. It had to do with the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve is what caused the mortgage market to detonate.

The key point to understand is that there is a fixed relationship between the Federal Funds Rate and the Prime Rate of 3.25%. For every percentage point the Fed raises the FFR, the Prime Rate goes up by 3.25%.

The Fed raised the FFR to 5% which raised the Prime Rate to 8.25%.

What do you think happens to an ARM at a prime rate of 8.25%? Can you image ARMs at 10, 11 or 12%? Quite easily. That is what detonated the mortgage market.

Even worse was the mark-to-market rule, an FASB rule that artificially inflated bank assets in an asset price spiral, but artificially deflated them in the downward price spiral caused by the Fed. A tranche that would have retained 90 cents on the dollar without the M-to-M rule, was reduced to 65 cents on the dollar with the M-to-M rule.

The Fed has been blowing markets and causing massive problems since the Asian Flu in the 90's.

Again, the bankers are not at fault. The MBS market detonating was caused by the Federal Reserve.

Blogger James Parliament December 17, 2017 12:13 AM  

They will change tune without a first thought.

But indictments are real.

Anonymous CloseHauled December 17, 2017 12:46 AM  

Flynn got immunity to tell of ANY crime he was aware of - all for the crime of "lying" to an FBI agent (Strozk) the day after he was cleared. No reason for Flynn to lie.

So what would be the purpose of a smart spy craft MI patriot to lie when he did not need to lie?

Flynn got to meet Strozk that day. Strozk is a real mystery.

Anonymous simplytimothy December 17, 2017 12:51 AM  

Praying, for hi; praying for him all the time.

Blogger Christian Schulzke December 17, 2017 1:04 AM  

It feels like a trap. It's like the GOP wants Trump to fire Mueller so they have an excuse to get rid of Trump. An excuse they think they can sell to his base. They got their tax cuts, repeal of Obama care ain't happening, so maybe they think they have got all they can from him and it's time for President Pence.

Anonymous Anonymous December 17, 2017 2:33 AM  

Trump may want to address the geoengineering/ teraforming of the planet right quick. Yeah, they're spraying the shit out of us daily. Somehow I think the viability of the planet should take precedence. They might decide to put a 5-G cell tower right in your backyard. Wouldn't that be special for you.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( the Original Militant Apathist ) December 17, 2017 2:46 AM  

20. CloseHauled December 16, 2017 8:50 PM
What would they say then?



i'm sure you'll have another incident with Stephen Colbert haranguing his audience because they cheered instead of booing or vice versa.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( the Original Militant Apathist ) December 17, 2017 3:19 AM  

20. CloseHauled December 16, 2017 8:50 PM
What would they say then?


i'm sure you'll have another incident with Stephen Colbert haranguing his audience because they cheered instead of booing or vice versa.


24. Lazarus December 16, 2017 9:02 PM
Is Pale Moon no longer compatible with BlogSpot?



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sometimes i have to do that a 1/2 dozen times or more, but it seems i can sledgehammer the blog into accepting the post with enough repetition.

yes, very tedious.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club December 17, 2017 3:38 AM  

"Speier (D- San Mateo)"

If you think San Francisco liberals are a hideous form of mutant SJWs, now you're getting a front row seat to the shrieking inanity of their NIMBY-est of the NIMBY pals on the Peninsula.

Blogger WynnLloyd December 17, 2017 4:14 AM  

Yes. It would be the best Christmas ever.

Blogger WynnLloyd December 17, 2017 4:16 AM  

I remember reading about the supposed UFO distraction before the election on this blog, though I don't remember if it was in a post or in the comments.
They will not have an easy time deflecting this time.

Blogger Miguel December 17, 2017 5:12 AM  

Build

The

Wall.

Anonymous CoolHand December 17, 2017 5:20 AM  

map wrote:
Unfortunately, the received history of what happened is largely incorrect. The crash had nothing to do with what the big banks did. It had to do with the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve is what caused the mortgage market to detonate.

The key point to understand is that there is a fixed relationship between the Federal Funds Rate and the Prime Rate of 3.25%. For every percentage point the Fed raises the FFR, the Prime Rate goes up by 3.25%.

The Fed raised the FFR to 5% which raised the Prime Rate to 8.25%.

What do you think happens to an ARM at a prime rate of 8.25%? Can you image ARMs at 10, 11 or 12%? Quite easily. That is what detonated the mortgage market.

Even worse was the mark-to-market rule, an FASB rule that artificially inflated bank assets in an asset price spiral, but artificially deflated them in the downward price spiral caused by the Fed. A tranche that would have retained 90 cents on the dollar without the M-to-M rule, was reduced to 65 cents on the dollar with the M-to-M rule.

The Fed has been blowing markets and causing massive problems since the Asian Flu in the 90's.

Again, the bankers are not at fault. The MBS market detonating was caused by the Federal Reserve.


How about we just hang both sets of assholes just to be safe, eh?

I mean, who's gonna miss a few more bankers?

Nobody, that's who.

Blogger Lazarus December 17, 2017 5:41 AM  

Try turning off Firefox compatibility mode. If you're running NoScript, allow quantserve.com and quantcount.com. Those are the things I had to do to get it working again.

and

sometimes i have to do that a 1/2 dozen times or more, but it seems i can sledgehammer the blog into accepting the post with enough repetition.

yes, very tedious.


Thanks guys. I think I will use IE to comment from now on. At first, I thought I had done something bad and was spammed.

Anonymous Mathias December 17, 2017 7:01 AM  

@73,

Are you seriously trying to argue that the Federal Reserve is not a private bank, and the people running are not themselves for-profit bankers defending their personal interests? Looks like you need to hit the books before you are tall enough for this ride. Seriously, start with "The Creature from Jekyll Island" and work from the references therein.

Blogger James Dixon December 17, 2017 7:25 AM  

> The crash had nothing to do with what the big banks did.

The mortgage fraud going on had everything to do with the big banks.

Blogger James Dixon December 17, 2017 7:26 AM  

> I think I will use IE to comment from now on.

Try Brave. You'll to turn off shields for this site, but that's a site by site setting.

Blogger Gordon Scott December 17, 2017 7:55 AM  

Look, connect the dots. The first credible sighting of a UFO was in 1878. The Federal Reserve was formed in 1913. That's 35 years, which is the age requirement for the president. Old Joe Kennedy was the first chair of the SEC. In the 30s, he sent Joe Jr. and John F. on a "grand tour" of Europe where they met with both Hitler and Mussolini. But Joe Jr. went rogue, and they had him killed. And when John refused to grant the Lizard aliens space for a base in New Mexico, he was taken down, and LBJ jumped to comply, running the war in Vietnam as a cover for the base construction. That led to the election of Olaf Palme in Sweden, who sold the Swedish birthrights in order to fund the rise of ABBA. Then when he realized what he had done, he tried to backtrack. Anni-Frid Lyngstad, who was a love child of a Norwegian mother and an occupying German soldier, bumped off Palme, and also gave birth to her own love child: George Soros' daughter Angela Merkel. Merkel, of course, is the chair of the Federal Reserve, because have you ever seen Janet Yellin and Merkel in the same room, amirite?

Wake up people!

Blogger Lovekraft December 17, 2017 8:30 AM  

@ 73 map: I won't argue with your logic but will say that there was a lot of grubby fingers in that pie. End-of-empire ransacking of the treasury type of stuff.

Blogger Tino December 17, 2017 9:32 AM  

Not to put a fine point on it, but the first credible sighting of the UFO phenomenon is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1561_celestial_phenomenon_over_Nuremberg

Blogger wreckage December 17, 2017 10:24 AM  

@89 compelling stuff. Although technically, being non-terrestrial, the reptiloids are not "lizards" in any scientific sense; the resemblance is superficial, hence the preference for the term "squamous".
Do the chans have any rumours on how the Great Race of Yith feels about these developments?

Anonymous Brick Hardslab December 17, 2017 11:33 AM  

Gordon, Anni-Frid was nine when Merkel was born. Otherwise a solid eight. I have to knock off a point for a rookie mistake like that.

Anonymous Didas Kalos December 17, 2017 11:45 AM  

@ Gordon Scott. "GREAT SCOTT!"

Blogger Akulkis December 17, 2017 12:42 PM  

@17

"But remember, every bit of the technology they will present to us was invented by regular earthlings over the last 100+ years, 5,000+ hidden patents in all."

Uh... you DO realize that patents, by definition, are public, not secret. 1: The purpose of patents (as first developed under Louis the XIV in France) is to get knowledgeable inventors and technicians to reveal their secrets -- in exchange for a monopoly on the use of the secret for a couple decades (after which the material in the patent becomes public domain).
2: A SECRET patent system... ah yes, I can see the infringement case now: "You are charged with violating this man's patent." "What patent?" "We can't tell you, because you're not allowed to know. IT'S A SECRET."

Seriously, get a freaking clue.

Blogger Akulkis December 17, 2017 12:43 PM  

@19

"Mueller probe gave us Strzok (would we have ever known otherwise?)"

Uh, no. Strzok and his text messages were discovered by the Office of the Inspectors General.

Blogger Akulkis December 17, 2017 12:44 PM  

"Who will guard the guardians?"

Guardians don't need guards. That's why the are Guardians.

Blogger Shimshon December 17, 2017 12:46 PM  

@95 Akulkis, you have no idea what you're talking about.

https://www.wired.com/2013/04/gov-secrecy-orders-on-patents/

GOVERNMENT SECRECY ORDERS ON PATENTS HAVE STIFLED MORE THAN 5,000 INVENTIONS

Blogger Shimshon December 17, 2017 12:49 PM  

Anyone who does research funded by the military and/or intelligence agencies in particular is at risk of having their patents that result from that sponsorship classified, regardless of the nature of the patent.

Blogger Shimshon December 17, 2017 12:49 PM  

Since when did http links stop being made active? That was a nice tweak to the comments.

Blogger Akulkis December 17, 2017 12:51 PM  

@38

"Which then begs the question: would these elites allow those fractured and self-sustaining enclaves alone, or would their example force the elites to direct their elimination?"

BEGETS the question. BEGETS.

Quit writing like an illiterate fool trying to sound intelligent. What, were you born in, and go to school in a ghetto?

Blogger Akulkis December 17, 2017 1:02 PM  

@57

"And speaking of whom... where exactly is Tony P? He seems to have utterly vanished about the time his company did.

Not likely he took it on the lam and left the country - that would definitely have made the news. Lying low and hoping it all blows over? Or maybe in a nice DOJ safe house singing like an overweight canary? It IS a puzzle..."

And why would the leftist press mention even one word which would lend credibility to the never-debunked Pizzagate that they all claim was debunked?

Blogger Akulkis December 17, 2017 1:08 PM  

"Unfortunately, the received history of what happened is largely incorrect. The crash had nothing to do with what the big banks did. It had to do with the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve is what caused the mortgage market to detonate.

The key point to understand is that there is a fixed relationship between the Federal Funds Rate and the Prime Rate of 3.25%. For every percentage point the Fed raises the FFR, the Prime Rate goes up by 3.25%.

The Fed raised the FFR to 5% which raised the Prime Rate to 8.25%.

What do you think happens to an ARM at a prime rate of 8.25%? Can you image ARMs at 10, 11 or 12%? Quite easily. That is what detonated the mortgage market.

Even worse was the mark-to-market rule, an FASB rule that artificially inflated bank assets in an asset price spiral, but artificially deflated them in the downward price spiral caused by the Fed. A tranche that would have retained 90 cents on the dollar without the M-to-M rule, was reduced to 65 cents on the dollar with the M-to-M rule.

The Fed has been blowing markets and causing massive problems since the Asian Flu in the 90's.

Again, the bankers are not at fault. The MBS market detonating was caused by the Federal Reserve."

B.S. that the banks didn't have anything to do with this.

1. Who pushed the Mark-to-Market rule in the first place?

2. THOMAS JEFFERSON wrote that the greatest threat to the nation would be the bankers, through inducement of EXACTLY these sorts of market-fluctuations.

THOMAS JEFFERSON.

Let that sink in.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 17, 2017 1:34 PM  

Akulkis wrote:Uh... you DO realize that patents, by definition, are public, not secret.
In theory, perhaps. never in practice. DOD reviews all patent applications and classifies any that are deemed of significant military interest.

Which is exactly what one would expect.

Anonymous raptor disrespect from behind December 17, 2017 4:13 PM  

Akulkis wrote:@17

"But remember, every bit of the technology they will present to us was invented by regular earthlings over the last 100+ years, 5,000+ hidden patents in all."

Uh... you DO realize that patents, by definition, are public, not secret. 1: The purpose of patents (as first developed under Louis the XIV in France) is to get knowledgeable inventors and technicians to reveal their secrets -- in exchange for a monopoly on the use of the secret for a couple decades (after which the material in the patent becomes public domain).

2: A SECRET patent system... ah yes, I can see the infringement case now: "You are charged with violating this man's patent." "What patent?" "We can't tell you, because you're not allowed to know. IT'S A SECRET."

Seriously, get a freaking clue.


Secret patents do exist. They're mostly based around nuclear and military technology.

Here are the patent office's own rules on them.

https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s120.html
https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s121.html

The statues themselves:
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?packageId=USCODE-2011-title35&granuleId=USCODE-2011-title35-partII-chap17-sec181

Likewise, inventors can opt out of publication of their own applications, but they have to actively do so. This stuff is on the registration exam.

Anonymous map December 17, 2017 4:53 PM  

Mathias wrote:@73,

Are you seriously trying to argue that the Federal Reserve is not a private bank, and the people running are not themselves for-profit bankers defending their personal interests? Looks like you need to hit the books before you are tall enough for this ride. Seriously, start with "The Creature from Jekyll Island" and work from the references therein.


The Federal Reserve is not a private bank. It certainly is in violation of its own charter and it needs to be audited (for example, the Fed is now creating debt by paying interest on its holdings) but it is not private.

The impression comes from the fact that George W. Bush allowed the Fed to do what it wants without challenge. That is not normal. Nixon, for example, ordered the Fed to engineer inflation to stimulate the economy. Nixon then ordered the closing of the gold window and then removal of the gold standard when it was discovered that the monetary policy he ordered was causing the stock of US gold to go down as Europeans responded by trading in their dollar holdings.

The purpose of the Federal Reserve was to maintain the gold standard. When the gold standard disappeared the Fed had nothing to do so it targeted interest rates and experimented with other monetary policies that did not work.

Anonymous Takin' A Look December 17, 2017 6:29 PM  

Thank you Shimshon, Snidely Whiplash and Raptor disrespect from behind.

Blogger Miss Carnivorous December 17, 2017 8:42 PM  

President Trump, please fire Mueller. Don't send him to the Gulag, we are not Soviets. Just relieve him of his duties, always and forever!

Blogger Freddy December 17, 2017 9:46 PM  

Face Book software was stolen by CIA patent operatives. Yes Mark Cuckerberg you will play our role as the Jew geek

Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 19, 2017 12:59 AM  

map wrote:The Federal Reserve is not a private bank. It certainly is in violation of its own charter and it needs to be audited (for example, the Fed is now creating debt by paying interest on its holdings) but it is not private.
The Federal Reserve is a consortium of privately owned banks, managed for the benefit of its owners. It's simply true. That's how it's structured under law. Granted it has a governor who is a federal employee. Find one of those governors since the Fed was founded that was not a senior executive at a major commercial bank.

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