Judge Jeanine Pirro Interviews Corey Lewandowski…


Corey Lewandowski probably knows President Trump better than almost anyone.  Corey is grinning ear-to-ear after the Pennsylvania rally:

President Trump Invites President Rodrigo Duterte To White House…


{{snickering}} Well, who didn’t see this coming?…

(New York Post) President Trump spoke by phone Saturday with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte — praising the strongman for “fighting very hard to rid his country of drugs” and inviting him to Washington.

The two leaders also discussed regional security, including concerns over South Korea, the White House said in a statement.

No details were given on when Duterte would visit the US, but Trump also said he looked forward to visiting the Philippines in November for a summit with other Asian nations. (link)

As we shared five days ago – this is all part of a much, much bigger strategy.  Full explainer about how President Duterte fits in AVAILABLE HERE.  The insufferable media can’t even see it…. their intellectual dishonesty is becoming very annoyi

Can Anyone Really Save The Economy in a Crash?


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QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; Did anyone ever save the world financial system during the 1998 Crash or the 2008 Crash?Also, you said that government will never heed the advice of anyone. You worked on Capitol Hill and testified before Congress and was called upon to form the G5. Yet you say it is impossible to prevent anything for it always crash and burn. Then anyone who claims they saved the economy or markets cannot be telling the truth. Care to comment?

ANSWER: Back in 1985 when I was called upon with the birth of the G5, it taught me a lesson. They will call people in to PRETEND they have consulted experts, but it is just a dog & pony show. They already predetermined what they will do and absolutely nobody can step up and advise them to prevent any such crash. Absolutely no government will ever take a precautionary action in such a manner. Government only responds to event – does not prevent them.

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There is absolutely nobody who can save the markets or economy in the middle of a crash – NOBODY! First of all, it was a contagion that began in Russia and because they could not sell Russian assets, they sold every other market to raise cash. So I fail to see how any person or any single country could stop a crash that is a global contagion.

Yes, in 1985 they call upon several analysts to pretend they listened but nobody directed them to create the G5. I wrote to President Reagan back then detailing why the G5 would increase volatility and fail. If you want to call me a Presidential Adviser, I think that is a stretch. If you presume you give advise which is then acted upon, there is nobody who can claim to be a Presidential Adviser to prevent anything. Sure I get calls in the midst of a crash, but there is nothing anyone can do to stop a meltdown. They are short-lived and have to play out.

I wrote to Robert Rubin warning about his jawboning the dollar would crate the same crisis as the 1987 Crash. Tim Geithner quickly responded saying they weren’t doing that. The 1997 Currency Crash came within weeks.

Sorry, I do not believe anyone can prevent anything or save the economy in the middle of crash

Dominoes – Key to Economic Survival


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QUESTION: Marty; Will you be going over the type of monetary reform you see coming and how to position oneself for this and when it should arrive? What do you think about the SDR proposed by some replacing the dollar? Any response as to why you always seem to be right?

Thanks

See you in Hong Kong

ANSWER: I had originally proposed the SDR system to replace the dollar back in 1985 as an alternative to G5 (now G20). (see letter to Reagan). You will also see that reply from the White House rejecting that idea. Today, the IMF has become so corrupt, I would no longer support such a system.

Nevertheless, the world economy is going to explode. Politicians are clueless today far worse than ever before. I could have had intelligent conversations 30+ years ago. Today, they are mostly lawyers and rarely do you encounter anyone with common sense.

Yes we will be going over this at the Hong Kong WEC in addition to markets and how to see this coming as well as the timing. Everything is falling in place and it certainly looks as if we will get the hard landing in Europe after 2017 concludes this year from Political Hell. Beware, the stock market is not in crash mode despite what all these perpetual bears proclaim.

Domino Government Intervention

I have been asked many times, how is it possible to be right on so many markets?  It is easy. I keep telling everyone that everything is connected. So, if you can get the first domino correct, you will get all the others correct as well.

Mistakes come in forecasting when you try to forecast a single market ignoring the rest of the world. The wildcard always comes from the outside and you will be unprepared.

Government intervention has ALWAYS failed. It has NEVER succeeded even one time to change the long-term outcome. They stick their hand into the dominoes and think they can stop that one thing because they too do not comprehend how everything is connected. It is not a question of guessing correctly. That is what these WEC events are all about. If you walk away with the understanding how everything is connected, then you can have the confidence to act only if you understand the sequence. When we forecast that the stock market would rally to new record highs, most thought I was crazy. Barron’s reported the forecast tongue in cheek.

Dominoes-1Just look at how everything aligned. Gold peaked showing that the fear in the collapse of banking subsided as was the case with government. The peak in the Euro lined up with the bottom in the Dow as deflation prevailed. If the trend would reverse, then all three markets had to perform like dominoes.

This sequence is still in motion. My objective in these WEC events is to teach you how to see it, and that inspires confidence, which in turn means you will be able to survive it.

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Part III – Prediction: Jim DeMint Will Join The Trump Administration…


♦In Part-I we explained how legislation is actually constructed in 2017. NOT how most people think it is constructed – SEE HERE

♦In Part-II we explained what that modern reality means with a Trump administration, and what will be needed to overcome the corrupted swamp – SEE HERE

The final paragraphs include accepting the reality and pondering:

[…] President Trump is not going to sit and wait for congress to evolve in their ability to turn away from existing lobbyists hanging around to defend their interests.  Sooner or later President Trump is going to do something dramatic to break the impasse within the broken legislative system.

Considering that Trump is not a politician, that “something” could get rather ugly.

We are not going to get bogged down in the weeds and loose the capacity to see the larger, more consequential, picture.  Staying elevated – However, as if guided by a prescient cue, part of the possible answer to the quagmire becomes evident today:

The controversial president of The Heritage Foundation, former Sen. Jim DeMint, may soon be out of a job, following a dispute with board members about the direction of conservative think tank, according to three people with knowledge of the situation.

Some Heritage board members believe that DeMint has brought in too many Senate allies and made the think tank too bombastic and political — to the detriment of its research and scholarly aims.

[…]  “If Heritage pushes Jim DeMint out, it was because a few board members, who are close to the Republican establishment, never wanted him to be president and have been working to push him out ever since,” said one operative who has worked with Heritage. “DeMint is one of the most respected and selfless conservative leaders in the country and pushing him out would be a big mistake.” (link)

During his keynote remarks at the NRA convention in Atlanta today, President Trump noted the high regard carried for Jim DeMint:

[…] And also from Heritage, Jim DeMint.  It’s been amazing.  I mean, those people have been fantastic.  They’ve been real friends.

Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, now head of the Heritage Foundation has been pushing the organization toward more political activism because it is necessary for the exact reason we have outlined in the previous discussions:  “There are almost zero organizational entities within K-Street presenting any legislative constructs or legislative briefs intended to advance any of Trump’s policy objectives.” (link)

Virtually all of the K-Street policy and lobbying influence is targeted to grow government and present legislation that grows the scale, scope and interests of the financial political class.  DeMint’s efforts toward providing a counter-balance to the influence of the singular policy agenda is exactly what’s needed to begin to deconstruct the UniParty institutions.

The House and Senate, and all of the membership therein, are mired in the swamp by the legislative priorities of the financial influences and lobbyists upon them.  The scale of the lobbying is jaw-dropping when you consider over $3 billion spent in 2016 alone.

The Citizens United SCOTUS decision injected massive fuel into the swamp to expand the scale and scope of multinational corporate influence.   There is now virtually unlimited money pouring in to Super-PAC’S who target politicians for legislative influence.

If President Trump is going to make inroads to advance his America-First agenda, he is going to have to find a way through the financial network pressure now leveraging and choking all members of congress.  The UniParty dynamic cannot be broken without directly confronting this issue.

Senator Jim DeMint, founder of the Senate Conservative Fund (SCF), is the original Tea Party politician who generated support for grassroots conservative politicians.  It was specifically through DeMint’s pre-CU fund many of the modern leaders of conservatism gained their office.

Senator DeMint began slaying incumbent GOPe candidates and raising up challengers to GOPe preferred primary candidates.   He was remarkably successful, and the professional republican class hated him for wiping out their establishment next-in-liners.

However, empowered by the SCOTUS Citizens United decision (2010), the professional GOPe machine changed their strategy and began fighting back against DeMint’s firebrand of conservative primary politics.

The establishment GOP (McConnell, Hatch, Cornyn, Blunt, Thune etc) used the CU decision to coordinate with lobbyists like CoC President Tom Donohue and fund Super-PAC’s with tens of millions of dollars for attacks against republican primary candidates they viewed as outside the party norms.

By the 2012 election the GOPe strategy was working and most of the incumbent republicans were considered safe and secure.  The defeat of Mitt Romney didn’t matter to the UniParty republican leadership; what mattered most was their ability to remain in power.

If the UniParty republicans lose an election to a democrat nothing changes; the leadership remains in power and influence regardless of the flag color atop the spire.  However, if the UniParty republicans lose an election to a real conservative their power is threatened; this is why the professional GOPe attack their own.

For all of these reasons it just makes sense for Jim DeMint to join the Trump administration.  DeMint could be a great Chief-of-Staff replacement for Priebus, or DeMint could be the COO inside DC to guide the architecture of legislative constructs that are in line with Trump’s policy objectives.   Jim DeMint and Mike Pence are strong allies and good friends from all earlier battles on Capitol Hill.

Jim DeMint would be a natural asset to the administration because the battle has now evolved beyond party affiliation; and the UniParty, including the GOPe, must be confronted if any success is to be achieved.

To fight this:

…You Need This:

….Because ultimately the battle looks like this: 

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Report: Secretary T-Rex Begins Reducing State Dept. Bureaucrats…


A report from Bloomberg highlights the anxiety within the professional state department apparatus as Secretary Tillerson begins substantive cuts in the number of pontificating elitist bureaucrats.  It’s amazing how the ankle-biters never seem to recognize these consequential shifts in policy and approach toward dismantling the bureaucracy.

The State Department is the cornerstone of Deep State operations. It is a massively bloated institution filled with some of the most entrenched political globalists and ideologues.

(Via Bloomberg) The State Department plans to cut 2,300 U.S. diplomats and civil servants — about 9 percent of the Americans in its workforce worldwide — as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presses ahead with his task of slashing the agency’s budget, according to people familiar with the matter.

The majority of the job cuts, about 1,700, will come through attrition, while the remaining 600 will be done via buyouts, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the decision hasn’t been publicly announced. William Inglee, a former Lockheed Martin Corp. official and policy adviser in Congress, is overseeing the budget cuts and briefed senior managers on the plan Wednesday, the people said.

The personnel cuts, which may be phased in over two years, represent the most concrete step taken by Tillerson as he seeks to reverse the expansion the department saw under former President Barack Obama’s administration and meet President Donald Trump’s demand — outlined in an executive order signed last month — to cut spending across federal agencies. A draft budget outline released in March for the year that begins Oct. 1 seeks a 28.5 percent reduction in State Department spending from fiscal 2016.  (read more)

He is moving “forward” at speeds Obama could not even dream of.

You and I will be anti-Trump trolls one day and MAGA heroes the next. Get used to it. Trump speed is the new normal. Some will call it flip-flopping, but that’s not what it is. Trump is dodging and weaving through reality faster than the reality can react to disrupt his plans.

I was explaining this to my wife. This is a roller-coaster now. Trump is no longer waiting for people to keep up. He is taking his bewildering art-of-the-deal campaign schtick into geopolitics, and for a lot of people who can’t keep up or hold on, it will be a rough ride.

Trump is no longer playing only with evil and cunning players who are still predictable, easily beatable dopes, like Hillary. He is playing against killers, with his own team of killers, and all the while he has scheming creeps like Hillary, BGI, SPLC, and the neocons gunning for him. Snake Ryan ready to bite when nobody is looking. “Warhead” McCain screaming for Russian blood. Psycho Kim and Samoa Obama plotting some kind of intrigue to take him down. And THOSE are the lightweights.

This is the majors now. Trump has to outwit world-class adversaries and “frenemies” by defining the deals that they will agree to. One minute they will think Trump is their friend – the next minute, a cunning, bitter foe.

And he has to do this with evil cheerleaders like Warhead, Linderace, Dipsy Dowd, Maggie Haterman, and Fake Yapper trashing him or praising him alternately, no matter which way he goes. They can’t keep up, either.

Neither can many around him. I think that half of the problem with advisers crashing into each other is they don’t realize what Trump is doing.

And people will trash you, and they will trash me. Get used to it. I’ve already caught plenty of people mocking me. Well, just wait a week in Trump time. Look stupid and conned by Trump one minute, and you look like a sage three days later.

Trump will not find perfect solutions. He will find OPTIMAL solutions. We cannot ask for more. Trump has stood by and watched Perfect murder Good for 8 years – maybe longer. He’s not gonna do it. He’s going to deliver the best outcome possible, and he’s not waiting for us to feel relaxed about it.

Best presidency ever! Just hang on. More winning is coming, but a lot of people are going to scream that it’s all over at EVERY turn.

The best way through this is to define viewpoints, not people, because people will shift as they change position and velocity in Trump gravity. Bash the neocon, warmonger, and dopey globalist positions – not the people who are going to hold them one moment and come loose from them later.

Trump is Jupiter moving through the asteroid belt. He is going to pull people into his orbit. A few will get slung off into space, but most will come along for the ride of their lives.

I am ON the Trump Train for good, even if I scream that I want off and can’t take it.

In the end, I only want to scream “TOO MUCH WINNING!!!”  (link)

….”And we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning… Believe me. And we will win so much, you will get tired of winning; and you will say: please Mr. Trump, we can’t take all of this winning… And I will say to you, NO. …We will win more, and we will keep winning,.. and we will win, and we will keep on winning…. I love you”…

~ President Donald Trump

Trump’s Tax Survey – Already Predetermined


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  1. In order to achieve the American Dream, Americans must be able to keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages.
  2. We must work to simplify the tax code by reducing the number of income brackets.
  3. Income Taxes are no longer necessary when money is not tangible. See solution on YouTube
    We must discourage corporate inversions in order to grow the American economy.
  4. We must make America a globally competitive nation again.
  5. Our plan must be fiscally responsible in order to not add to our already staggering debt.
  6. We must eliminate the death tax.
  7. We must reduce or eliminate deductions and loopholes that only benefit the very rich.
  8. Simplifying the tax code and cutting every American’s taxes will boost consumer spending while encouraging savings and investment.
  9. We must cut the corporate tax rate and allow the United States to compete internationally.
  10. Corporations must no longer be able to defer taxes on income earned abroad.
  11. Our lower tax rate must also apply to small business, allowing entrepreneurs and freelancers to grow and prosper.
  12. Our lower tax rates will provide a tremendous stimulus for the economy, significant GDP growth, and a huge number of new jobs.
  13. Our tax code overhaul must return power to the states.
  14. We must eliminate the marriage penalty and the Alternative Minimum Tax.
  15. We must allow working parents to deduct childcare expenses for up to four children and elderly dependents.
  16. We must reduce or eliminate the capital gains tax.
  17. We must have import tariffs from other countries at the same rates as those countries that impose on U.S. products.
  18. We must change the border-adjustment tax so companies can no longer deduct imports as costs.
  19. We must pass tax reform legislation in order to ‘Make America Great Again!’

Kim Jong-un The Kid Whose Father Never Spanked – Why 2017 Is The Crisis Year For Korea


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QUESTION: Kim Jong-un is clearly a mad-kid, not even a man. You have said the danger with him is he thinks he could actually win against the United States and South Korea. Now Trump want’s South Korea to pay $1 billion for a missile defense system. That does not seem to be a lot of money these days. Would it have any impact on this kid who seems to have never been spanked?

Thanks

YG

ANSWER: I agree. Kim Jong-un is just insane. He is far more dangerous than Syria or Putin. You have to understand 2017 is the start of an increased volatility with Korea – 72 years from the birth of North Korea. Kim Jong-un is very desperate to maintain control of his country for the economic internally are going against him all the way into 2020. The only way for him to maintain his rule right now is by relying on his development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. But this is the external paranoia. The danger he faces is internal.

It really depends upon the second-tier of command. If we move to a state of war being eminent, will someone step up and assassinate him to save their country? At least as they tried with Hitler. However, it is the wave of deflation that is even hitting China that become a contagion spreading to North Korea. That economy is contracting and with that contraction comes more rhetoric because he is losing his grip on power. He is not doing this boasting from a position of strength. This is a position of weakness.

Missile defense systems are fine, but honestly just one Ohio-class submarine will do the job. We have the ultimate doomsday weapon already. Kim Jong-un perhaps should do some research. But the boasts are coming from weakness – not strength. One does not boast in a position on strength. You do that to convince the other party you are stronger than you are.

The Ohio-class submarines are armed with twenty-four Trident II D5 ballistic missiles. These weapons have a range of 7,000 miles and are capable of very accurate strikes, which means they can be a first-strike weapon. These twenty-four Trident II ballistic missiles can be fired from underwater. As this missile reenters the atmosphere at speeds of up to Mach 24, it then splits into up to eight independent reentry vehicles each with a separate nuclear warhead. In other words, firing off all 24 missiles which can be launched in less than one minute, would unleash up to 192 nuclear warheads. Just one Ohio-class sub can wipe out  twenty-four cities and North Korea is gone. This is a real weapon of the apocalypse.

The whole logic of nuclear deterrence has been that a first strike could wipe out a country’s land-based missiles and nuclear bombers. This sub has missiles that are not pretargeted so they can be targeted within minutes as needed. Therefore, the Ohio-class subs are the ultimate doomsday machine firing a battery of ballistic-missiles that can take out 24 targets in minutes. There is no stopping these missiles. They are too fast to track. The deterrent remains that there is no victory so we do not go to nuclear war.

Anyone with any sense of reality, ought to know that if North Korea can make its intercontinental missile so it can hit the USA, there is no possible way North Korea would be able to prevent a launch from just one Ohio-class sub. This is a deterrent to Russia and China, it does not seem to be effective with North Korea. So yes, he is a madman who acts like a spoiled kid in need of a spanking. His latest statement:

“Should the US imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces open even a single fire into the inviolable territorial land, waters and air of the DPRK, its revolutionary armed forces will promptly mount annihilating strike and wipe out the aggressors to the last man.”

Kim Jong-un is clearly incapable of building an economy. He prefers to starve his people and be draconian to hold on to power for personal ego. Traditionally, throughout history, such people are overthrown by their own generals. When there is the slightest sign of weakness, Kim Jong-un will be assassinated, which is what history suggests for the reason it repeats is simply that the passions of man never change. It’s always the same play, just change the names and the century.

When Korea was split in 1945 into communist North against the South, the terrain has always dictated the situation. About 65% of Korea’s heavy industry was located in the north, but, due to the harshness of the terrain, only 37% of its agriculture existed in the North. This is why the North often has bouts with famine.

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I have warned that the Economic Confidence Model has three distinct components. There is the main wave frequency based upon Pi of 8.6 years which builds into 6 waves forming the major wave of 51.6 years which seems to be the generational shifting wave that manifests in political changes between public and private trends.

Then there is the volatility wave component. This is what causes one 8.6 year wave to be more pronounce than another. The volatility component has a frequency of 6 years which is a slower moving wave taking 12 unit waves to build into the ultimate volatility peaks.

The Schema Frequency I do not reveal. To put this in context, it is the DNA wave of a coded pattern throughout time. This will be the last thing I ever reveal if I decide to do so. The jury is still out.

On August 8th, 1945 (1945.602), the Soviet Union declared war on Japan. Soviet troops advanced and the US government feared Russia would occupy the whole of Korea. On August 10th, the US government proposed the 38th parallel division.

Therefore, the 72 year of volatility comes now this summer – 2017.602. The 51.6 year cycle from 1945 (1997.202) marked the start with the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis. Then the next 8.6 year wave marked the turning up in the war cycle – 2014.402. Kim Jong-un became the Supreme Leader on December 28th, 2011 (2011.991). North Korea says it has conducted five successful nuclear tests: in 2006, 2009, 2013 and in January and September 2016. The 2006, 2009 and 2013 tests were all atomic bomb tests. North Korea claimed that its January 2016 test was of a hydrogen bomb. There was a change in development since Kim Jong-un came to power. He may have medium-range missiles capable of striking American military bases in the Pacific within a couple years, experts say, but he is claiming he will be able to strike the USA directly. Some believe Pyongyang may be able to hit the western U.S. as early as 2020. With this guy, Hollywood would probably be a symbolic target for him. He does not think beyond symbols like the World Trade Center was not a military or economic target, it was symbolic.

 

Vice President Pence Swearing-In Ceremony For Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta…


Earlier today Vice President Mike Pence participated in the final presidential commission ceremony for a cabinet member of the President Trump cabinet, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta.

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The Senate finally voted 60-38 yesterday to confirm Alex Acosta to the post. Acosta accepts the presidential commission and becomes the 27th labor secretary. The son of Cuban immigrants will lead a sprawling agency that enforces more than 180 federal laws covering about 10 million employers and 125 million workers.

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The Dow Jones for the Close of April 2017


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QUESTION:  Mr.Armstong in the past you talked of a down trun in the market in May.Since Trums TAX you have gave the impression everything is ok till 2018 is that correct?

THANK YOU

SM

ANSWER: There has not appeared to be a condition where one would warn of a crash in the stock market. The decline into May has been more of a sideways consolidation. The high remains the week of February 27th, 2017 at the 21169.11 level. In cycle analysis, what you look at is the direction. That forecast would have been wrong if the market made new highs above that of the week of 02/27/17. Moving sideways is still a cycle low rather than a high. The key point was the 20,000 level on the Dow. I have stated that a serious correction would only happen with a weekly closing beneath that level.

Today, a Weekly Bullish stands at 20970. We are currently trading at 20954. A close above that level will warn this is starting to firm up. You can see our Energy Models have been declining rather than rising. This has indicated the consolidation and it warns we are not at the precipitous from which a major crash is likely.

On the monthly level, here too we see 20975 as the important resistance and 202881 as the support for the close today. Everything is showing this 20770-20975 level as critical. The failure to exceed that level for the close today warns that the consolidation is not yet complete. Last month’s low was 20412.80. A closing below that would be technically bearish and confirm a drop into May.

We will lay out the longer term in a more detailed published report.