Drug Trade, Violence, & Capital Flows


QUESTION:

Good afternoon Mr. Armstrong,

First of all, thank you for all the information you give us on your blog so that we who are and live in third world countries like me can understand the behavior of the global economy and especially in the rich countries. The way I approach the issue of the sovereign debt crisis has been very helpful, but I think that just as the press does not talk about the issue, you do not address the issue of how the illegal economy, especially that of drug trafficking, It affects the global economy.

Can you tell us what Socrates says about this last topic?

A big and warm greeting

CMGB

ANSWER: The drug trade is cash. It has had a major impact upon keeping the political governments south of the United States in chaos. In all honestly, if drugs were legalized, it would save so many lives and help reduce crime. In America, many are attracted to selling drugs because of the money they can make without education. South of the border, people are killed and subjected to slavery, tyranny, and political corruption all because of the drug trade. The number of people who die from the violence far exceeds the number of people die of an overdose.

Socrates picks up the cash flows. Much of the money is laundered into real estate around the world, but particularly into Miami.

 

The Senate and Impeachment Dynamic…


As the House impeachment of President Donald Trump becomes more of a forgone political conclusion it’s worth considering what terms and conditions Senate Leader Mitch McConnell will extract in order to preserve a Trump Presidency.

Most political pundits will not correctly outline the status of the possibilities, because most political pundits are willfully blind to the structure of the McConnell Senate.

First, McConnell doesn’t care about holding a majority position in the Senate.  Whether he is a majority leader or a minority leader doesn’t matter to McConnell. In fact McConnell’s political skill-set does better in the minority than the majority.

The preferred political position for Mitch McConnell is where he has between 45 and 49 republican Senators, and the Democrats hold the Majority with around 55.  Of course with Reid’s retirement, this would now be with Majority leader Chuck Schumer holding office.

Why does McConnell prefer the minority position?

The answer is where you have had to actually follow Mitch McConnell closely to see how he works.   When the Majority has around 52 to 55 seats, they need McConnell to give them 8 to 9 votes to overcome the three-fifths (60 vote) threshold for their legislative needs.  It is in the process of trade and payment for those 8 to 9 votes where McConnell makes more money, and holds more power, than as a sitting Majority Leader.

The 60 vote threshold, and McConnell’s incredible skillset in the minority, is where he shines.  Each of the needed votes to achieve sixty is worth buckets of indulgence to the minority leader.  This is why McConnell never changed the Senate rules for legislative passage.

Except for budget passage (reconciliation); and McConnell being forced by intransigence in the era of Trump resistance to change the judicial vote threshold to 51; McConnell would never consider changing the legislative threshold to a simple majority because it would be removing his favored position.  A simple majority vote is adverse to his interests; that’s why he retained it during his reign as majority leader; as did Harry Reid before him.

The vote selling to the 60 vote threshold in the Senate is where the UniParty operates; and where the status of maximum financial benefit for the minority exists.

Currently, as majority leader, McConnell needs to purchase eight or nine votes for each legislative priority.

Mitch McConnell doesn’t like being the purchaser, he prefers being the vote seller where his skill-set as a broker really shines.  McConnell is much better at extracting terms for his vote sales, than being the purchaser for the votes of an intransigent minority wing. This is why the current Senate doesn’t pass many bills.

If Democrats were in the majority, and McConnell was the minority leader, we would see much more legislation pass because Schumer is a more well financed buyer (K-Street) and McConnell is a much better seller.  Whenever we have this minority dynamic it always leaves people confused because few really watch what McConnell is doing.

McConnell takes his favorite twenty controlled GOP senators and brokers their votes on an ‘as needed’ basis.  The eight to ten senators he selects each time get compensated in the process.  McConnell rotates the financial beneficiaries on a bill-by-bill basis.  As a consequence each of the 20 or so McConnell senators gets quite wealthy over time, and McConnell gains additional power and influence.

If any of the republican Senators attempt to disrupt this UniParty business model McConnell excommunicates them from the legislative process; the best reference for the ‘incommunicado’ approach is former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC).

Additional references for how McConnell operates this scheme as the Minority Leader can be found in the Corker-Cardin amendment which allowed the Iran nuclear deal/payments under Obama; and/or the “fast track” Trade Promotion Authority deal for TPP passage, again for President Obama’s maximum benefit.   In these examples McConnell worked with Harry Reid to flip the vote threshold from votes to approve, to votes needed to deny.

Within TPP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was again working on the priorities of U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue.   McConnell and Donohue have been working together on UniParty trade and domestic legislative issues for around twenty years. It is well established that Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has one major career alliance that has been unbroken and unchanged for well over two decades. That alliance is with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and specifically with CoC President Tom Donohue.

CoC President Tom Donohue represents Wall Street interests and supports: all multinational trade deals, open-border immigration policies, amnesty legislative constructs, and all of the issues that have generally irked common-sense GOP voters for the same period of time. [SEE HERE and SEE HERE].

Tom Donohue is the biggest lobbyist spender in DC every year, by a mile.

To remind ourselves how Minority and Majority Senator McConnell took down the threat of the Tea Party revisit these old articles CNN Part I and CNN Part II  both showcase how McConnell works.   Then do some research on how McConnell worked with Haley Barbour in Mississippi [SEE HERE].

So the reason for outlining this Senate dynamic is simply to remind everyone that with a Senate impeachment trial coming up, it’s not the 2020 campaign to hold a majority in the senate that matters to Mitch McConnell.  If McConnell can rid himself of Tom Donohue’s nemesis, President Trump, and simultaneously return to his preferred and more lucrative position as minority leader, he would be quite happy.

The first opportunity for leverage over the White House will come in the shape of the Senate “rules of impeachment”.  The senate will have wide latitude in how they set-up the processes and procedures for the trial – and McConnell never misses an opportunity to leverage a “get” from his senate position.

So what will the White House need to give McConnell… or what will McConnell’s ask be, in order to protect the office of the president?  Here’s where you have to remember Tom Donohue and the Wall St priorities.

McConnell (subtext Donohue) would prefer the confrontation with China be eliminated and the tariffs dropped.  Is that too big an “ask”?  Would the White House sell/trade McConnell a China deal for better impeachment terms?

All of these are questions worth pondering now, because there’s no doubt they are being discussed amid those in DC sitting on the comfy Corinthian wing-backs and gleefully rubbing their hands around a well polished mahogany table….

….There are trillions at stake !

 

Chris Heinz’s Dad Endorses Hunter Biden’s Dad – A ‘Protect the Family’ Decision…


Hunter Biden, Chris Heinz and Devon Archer created an international private equity firm. It was anchored by the Heinz family alternative investment fund, Rosemont Capital.

The Rosemont group described themselves as “a $2.4 billion private equity firm co-owned by Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz,” with Devon Archer as “Managing Partner.”

As Vice-President Joe Biden (Hunter’s dad) and Secretary of State John Kerry (Chris’s dad) negotiated sensitive and high-stakes deals with foreign governments, Rosemont secured a series of exclusive financial deals with those same foreign governments. Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz made millions.  Today John Kerry endorses Joe Biden:

In the spring of 2014, Hunter Biden and Devon Archer joined the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company that was at the center of a U.K. money laundering probe. Over the next year, Burisma reportedly paid Biden and Archer’s companies over $3 million. Because VP Biden’s job overseeing Ukraine was too obvious a construct for the financial influence operation Chris Heinz reportedly cut ties with Hunter and Devon.

Biden Bit My Finger: Plus, Kids Loved to Rub Joe’s Hairy Legs


You won’t believe a leading candidate for president said this — or did that — but former Veep Joe Biden tells a weird tale about his days as a lifeguard, and he bite’s his wife’s finger…on the campaign stump. Did Biden’s speech writer pen the story about how kids loved to rub Joe’s hairy legs? Does he have anyone on his staff to restrain him from raving? Should we be seriously concerned that something is mentally wrong with the leading Democratic presidential candidate? Right Angle with Stephen Green, Bill Whittle and Scott Ott, comes to you 16 times each month, thanks to our Members, who get to enjoy an additional four Backstage episodes, plus write their own blog, and interact with a comments forum and private messaging on our website at https://BillWhittle.com – Become a Member at https://BillWhittle.com/register/ – Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/billwhittle – Listen to our shows on the go with your podcast app: http://bit.ly/BWN-Podcasts – Watch us now on Amazon’s Fire TV by downloading the Bill Whittle Network app. http://bit.ly/BWN-FireTV – Ask your Amazon smart device, “Alexa, play Bill Whittle Network on TuneIn radio.” – We’re on Bitchute too: http://bit.ly/BWN-Bitchute

Candidate Kamala Harris Drops Out…


At the beginning Senator Kamala Harris was the favorite candidate of CNN and strongly promoted.  Harris was also the favorite candidate for a specific group of very immature female journalists; essentially an ideological media clique resembling High School girls.

Harris never had a chance in a national campaign, she is professionally unlikable and immensely inauthentic.

As a consequence her candidacy was reduced to a series of embarrassingly childish and staged antics by a group of codependent enablers that ended-up highlighting her lack of professional qualification.  Hang around a group of one-legged idiots and sooner or later you’re gonna end up limping.  Harris’ campaign limping was akin to a slightly drunk office party that everyone would normally prefer to forget. Except she kept repeating it -like groundhog day- without recognizing the embarrassment.

She exits the race profoundly damaged, a caricature of political incompetence personified.  Harris will never recover & her immaturity will preclude herself from taking responsibility.

Walk Away from Democrats!


DEMOCRATS PANDER TO THE BLACK VOTE

Speaking to a largely black audience last weekend, Joe Biden uttered these profoundly presidential words:

“I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun. The kids used to come up and reach in the pool & rub my leg down so it was straight & watch the hair come back up again. So I learned about roaches…”

“I love kids jumping on my lap.”

This man is unfit for any office. He is perverted. He is corrupt. He has lost all credibility. He has lost his mind. 

Elizabeth Warren will try to appeal to black voters using an approach similar to what Obama represented. That is, she will promise them endless ‘free stuff.’ Free health care. Free college. Reparations. Obama came through with “Obama Care,” which was hardly free. Warren will say anything to get elected. Once in office, she will answer exclusively to her globalist, corporate Deep State masters. Just like Obama did.

Pete Buttigieg faces a dilemma. It is said that most blacks do not favor gays. I didn’t say it—I merely read it somewhere. If that is indeed the case, it’s unlikely they will want to see someone elected who might end up smooching on his ‘husband’ during the inauguration ball. Pete is also very short and doesn’t exactly radiate alpha male leadership. He is a Rhodes Scholar, but that is not a good thing. Pete is globalist insider. He received his indoctrination, er, ‘education’ at Harvard and then Oxford. These institutions do not train people to place America first.

Only when Trump was elected did African American employment reach record highs. He deserves the support of black voters—not the pandering Democrats.

There is a movement that urges black voters to “walk away” from Democrats. The history of the Democrat party is racism. The Democrats supported slavery, upheld Jim Crow laws, and were so deeply involved in the Ku Klux Klan that the 1924 Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York City is called the “Klanbake” convention.

It is time for ALL voters to “walk away” from Democrats.

—Ben Garrison

21 People Killed in Cartel Gun Battle Near U.S-Mexico Border….


According to multiple media report U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr was already planning a visit to Mexico prior to a massive cartel gun battle near the U.S. border that has left 21 people dead. .

MEXICO – More than a dozen armored trucks filled with Los Zetas cartel gunmen rolled into a small rural town in the border state of Coahuila. The gunmen spread terror as they attacked the city hall building. The incursion turned into a fierce shootout and several chases where at least 14 cartel gunmen, three civilians, and four police officers died. Preliminary reports point to six additional people sustaining gunshot injuries.

The violence began on Saturday morning. More than a dozen armored trucks, some with machine guns mounted on top, left the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas driving towards the state of Coahuila. The gunmen are members of a faction of Los Zetas called Cartel Del Noreste.

Once in the town, the gunmen drove to the plaza square where they fired several machine guns at the city hall building in a brazen attack that spread terror among local residents. During their attack, several municipal police officers from Villa Union tried to fight off the attackers, however, the gunmen pushed them back and torched several police vehicles.

Authorities called for help leading to a massive deployment of state police officers from various units, and municipal police officers from Piedras Negras, Allende, and several other municipalities who rushed to the scene and clashed with the dozens of Los Zetas gunmen. The cartel gunmen wore body armor and tactical vest emblazoned with the CDN-Los Zetas logo. The armored vehicles that the cartel gunmen used also had similar decals identifying them as members of CDN-Los Zetas. (source)

Corn Pop Slayer Has a New Campaign Slogan…


Former Vice President and historic slayer of the ‘Corn Pop’ gang, Joe Biden, is hoping to kick start his Iowa campaign with a fresh new slogan. This is not a spoof.

(Campaign Tweet Link)

Looking at this branding decision is enough to make us wonder if there isn’t a sneaky operative within the Biden campaign who is telling them to do stuff like this. Quite possibly the next campaign decision will be to start handing out butterscotch candy.

This also happened today….  Also not a spoof… For some apparent reason during the rollout to introduce the new and improved Joe Biden, the candidate just started randomly nibbling on his wife’s fingers while she was on stage giving an introduction speech at the very first event for their new “Malarkey” Iowa tour.

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WATCH: Creepy Joe Biden awkwardly bites his wife’s finger onstage.

I slowed this video down and zoomed it in. This is some creepy boomer sh*t.

Watch. It’s horrifying. Even Jill Biden is noticeably creeped out.

FYI This is at his campaign’s “relaunch and fix” Joe’s image.

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I’m not exactly sure what’s going on, but ever since the Corn Pop episode, things around Biden have only gotten more strange.

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Biden: ..by the way, I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun and the kids used to reach in the pool and rub my leg down and watch the hair come back up again..& I tell ya what the men, the guys I worked with down here, they were all guys at the time

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London Court Rules 1MBD Hearing Will Be Public


Malaysia won a MAJOR victory in a London court that will allow public hearings in the notorious 1MDB case where Goldman Sachs facilitated what is alleged to be the fraud of the century. In this case, Abu Dhabi’s state investment fund is in a legal battle over how billions of dollars intended for Malaysia’s economic development was stolen in a deal orchestrated by Goldman Sachs.

In turn, the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund filed a lawsuit against Goldman Sachs precisely on the Pi Target, Wednesday (Nov 21), for allegedly conspiring against the Middle Eastern fund to further a criminal scheme by Malaysia’s scandal-plagued 1MDB. There have been a number of people indicted in Goldman Sachs and the CEO, Blankfein, had to step down ahead of schedule.

The real test of just how corrupt the American courts are has been how the SEC defends Goldman Sachs and the US courts in New York City. The Center for Economic Policy and Research on Nov. 2018 wrote about how Goldman Sachs controls the SEC:  “How Goldman Still Holds Sway at the SEC”

Goldman Sachs has been sued for $510 million in New York State Court, which is at least more viable than federal court. I wrote back in 2015 about this scandal we all knew about behind the curtain. I wrote that the financial mess even touched the UAE in the mix through IPIC which was established back in the 1980s to focus on energy investments. In 2016 I wrote that the Federal Reserve was preparing an enforcement action against Goldman Sachs related to confidential government information that was leaked from the Fed to one of its bankers. I also wrote that Swiss prosecutors said they were helping the US with the investigation. The Swiss also opened their own criminal proceedings in August 2015, against two former officials of the fund on a string of corruption charges. Their investigation has since been extended to other officials as well.

The question is WHY did the Manhattan Federal prosecutors sit on their hands? Why did it take Brooklyn to bring charges? This seems to be typically New York, New York. The real motto: You don’t shit where you eat. So they protect Goldman at all costs.

Federal Government Protected Species


SOME SPECIES ARE MORE PROTECTED THAN OTHERS

Some political creatures like the “Stone Frog” (Roger Stone) are mercilessly hunted to the edge of extinction.

While others like the money sniffing Biden hound must be protected at any cost.

The DemocRAT (Political Vulgarus) must be keep away from Congress, the White House and State government.

They are easily caught in traps because of their incredible greed for power and cash!

Tina