Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted Oct 29, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
Armstrong Economics Blog/Rule of Law Re-Posted Oct 29, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey should be Imprisoned for violating the Civil Rights under 18 USC 241 of the American People and Congress cannot by Section 230 grant him any immunity whatsoever that undermines the Constitution
The Supreme Court long ago recognized that the right to vote for federal offices is among the rights secured by Article I, Sections 2 and 4, of the Constitution, and hence is protected by Section 241. United States v. Classic, 313 U.S. 299 (1941); Ex parte Yarbrough, 110 U.S. 651 (1884).
Therefore, Section 230 cannot overrule a constitutional right. The Supreme Court held “We have rejected the view that the applicability of one constitutional amendment pre-empts the guarantees of another.” US v James Daniel Good, 510 US 43 (1993) see also Soldal v Cook County, 506 US 56 (1992).
Therefore, Section 230 CANNOT repeal the civil rights statute. They need to be brought to court and this power needs to be stripped from them as unconstitutional. Let the jury take their billions and redistribute it to all Americans fulfilling their Socialist dreams.
It is time for lawyers to bring a class-action lawsuit against Dorsey and Twitter.
Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on October 28, 2020 by sundance
Essentially, Hunter Biden was a bag man for the Biden family; courting foreign businesses and governments for money so the payments could be laundered (by front businesses) and used to support the Biden family. That is the general takeaway from the interview with one of the legitimate business people, Tony Bobulinski.
More curiously though…. Mr. Bobulinski has the receipts; actual evidence of how businesses were set up to funnel the bribes, scheme and graft payments into the Biden family. According to the details he laid out Bobulinski was recruited to help set-up and facilitate the influence peddling program.
The described network is a smaller, start-up version of the Clinton Global Initiative; but essentially the intents and purposes were the same.
As Bobulinski detailed the engagements, one of the more glaring aspects was how easily the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement apparatus could monitor everything that was happening. Many of the meetings were with foreign officials outside the U.S; and many of the structural parts of the network were assembled in locations easily infiltrated by the U.S. intelligence apparatus.
The Biden network’s attempted communication was not too sophisticated. Their electronic trail of communication was captured and recorded by people inside the network. There is a ton of evidence for what they were doing including text messages, emails, phone call records and traceable meetings with all of the participants as outlined by Bobulinski.
So, knowing that, why did the U.S. intelligence apparatus not do anything about it?
Obviously, as outlined during the interview, some of the initial set-up was taking place while Joe Biden was Vice-President. The aggregate U.S. intelligence apparatus was obviously monitoring these activities; it would be intellectually dishonest not to accept that at some level this was well known inside the U.S. government.
Later on, as Hunter Biden began a downward spiral of addiction and dangerously abhorrent behavior; and keeping in mind he was formerly in the U.S. military -and kicked out due to a cocaine addiction- so his risk behaviors and issues would have been known as a risk by the U.S. government; he was a prime target for an influence operation by foreign intelligence adversaries. This would have been clear to anyone in the intelligence community and undoubtedly shared up the information chain.
Yet, at no point did anyone do anything to try and stop the construction of the schemes?
It just doesn’t make any sense… unless….
…Unless the objective of those within the U.S. intelligence background (writ large) was to capture and retain all of this information as part of a black file for use as leverage/control later on against a Biden administration, and likely the Biden family.
There is a similarity of purpose here resembling the FBI refusing to provide a defensive briefing for presidential candidate Donald Trump as part of a strategy to gather evidence against Trump in their sketchy investigation of him. However, in the Trump example, ultimately was no ‘there‘ there; so the investigation held no value beyond the assembly of a political narrative. Ergo, Weissmann/Mueller and the insurance policy.
The transparent lack of effort by the U.S. intelligence community to intercept the Biden issues well in advance of the compromise of national security, is alarming. However, it must be considered their lack of action was a purposeful decision…. and then the motive of those entities really becomes the bigger question.
This is a rather dangerous rabbit hole to start to consider. However, against what we know of the intelligence community as a result of President Trump holding office, there are some really serious questions that need to be explored.
Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on October 27, 2020 by sundance
According to multiple recent media leaks and reports Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski has audio recordings of business discussions with the Biden family as they constructed the bribery scheme with the Chinese communist government.
Tonight at 8:00pm Fox Host Tucker Carlson is scheduled to broadcast an interview with Bobulinski and there is a great deal of anticipation for the content.
Consider this an open discussion thread for the broadcast.
Posted originally on The conservative tree House on October 25, 2020 by sundance
During an interview segment with Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson discussing the Chinese pay-offs to the Biden family, Ms. Bartiromo plays an audio soundbite from President Trump outlining the motive for DC to blame Russia not China.
As noted by President Trump the DC system cannot use China as the foil for their political attack narratives because Beijing has used financial schemes as an intelligence operation to compromise most of the more influential politicians. The Chinese payments to Joe Biden and family are only one example; there are likely dozens of high-powered DC politicians who have taken bribes from the Chinese Communist Party; thus DC has willfully created a corrupt system of mutually assured destruction… ergo they must ignore.
Once you realize that Beijing has paid-off top level DC politicians for influence operations, you are well positioned to think about how much the Chinese Communist Party has paid to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Tom Donohue inc etc. Once that light-bulb goes off you start to rethink the background motives for the number one lobbyist in Washington DC… and then suddenly a lot of things make a lot more sense.
Once you start to realize is that “lobbying” is merely the mechanism, then you can see how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the bag-man.
♦ Hunter Biden was the bag-man for the Biden family gathering up payments from foreign entities, laundering them through false businesses, and then redistributing the payments to the family members.
♦ Tom Donohue is the bag-man for the Chamber of Commerce gathering up payments from foreign entities, laundering them through the chamber, and then redistributing them to the DC politicians from K-Street.
It’s the exact same process.
And remember, it’s the lobbyists who actually write the legislation.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Q&A Re-Posted Oct 22, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT #1: Marty,
One gets the sense we are closer to a dictatorship than most think.
Twitter, Google, Facebook, and others now appear to be working in overdrive to block content, prevent free speech, report only what suits them, in an effort to sway voters and build momentum for a Biden win.
Surely, anyone with a brain today can see governors and others at the municipal level are part of the effort to restrict movement, impose ridiculous rules that suffocate business, and instill fear. One imagines these people will be handsomely rewarded with bailouts at the state level. At the Federal level, one can project many of these governors will end up in Biden’s cabinet, rewarded for their loyalty.
There is nothing worse than using public office to commit crimes, outright fraud against the public, using taxpayer money to prevent people from living their lives, taking their property, allowing rioting and the destruction of property…all in the name of “public safety”.
I don’t know how we ever recover from this. One thing is clear…you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube after what they have done this year.
REPLY #1: Socrates warned that the 2020 election would be the most corrupt in history. I really do not think even I could have forecast to what extent these people have gone. We are definitely in a battle for our freedom. You have people who just hate Trump and will vote for Biden only for that reason. They have been manipulated by all the fakes news from RussiaGate to Impeachment and everything in between. Honestly, Trump has been amazing insofar as to have been attacked so intensely from every side and he is still standing. Bannon said if Trump loses, he will run against in 2024. I think they would kill him openly and fear nothing about prosecution anymore.
COMMENT #2: Dear Martin,
Bill Gates’ CO2 and population obsession is bizarre. The first person link CO2 with population and claim that they were bad was Günther Schwab-the Nazi environmentalist. Bill wants people to stop eating meat and eat plant substitutes. Wasn’t Hitler a vegetarian ? Klaus Schwab’s insistence on “stakeholder capitalism” sounds similar to Hitler’s pronouncements on how “industry, the nation, and community[ should work in harmony “in a spirit of sacrifice” (Mein Kampf). You add in the fetishes for medical experimentation, totalitarian surveillance, ‘hygiene’, ‘living space’/social distancing, and a desire for “papers please !” social control, one is left to ask: are these people actual NAZIS in sheep’s clothing?
Klaus’ haughty demeanor and sardonic sneer does make him look like one out of central casting.
I guess their refrain is “This time we are going to get it right”. General Patton and your father may have defeated them militarily, but apparently, the ideology lives on repacked with a PR update. What irony. Boris Johnson is allowing them to do to Britain what his idol Churchill never would have: Nazis take over without even firing a shot.
REPLY #2: Schwab is an academic and therein lies the problem. He is buddy-buddy with Thomas Picketty and the two envision Marxist Utopia. They think with them in charge, they will make it work at last. Schwab is also buddy-buddy with Christine Legard and they talk regularly. She was the first floating Green bond! Boris Johnson is an absolute disgrace. He is already saying he will retire next year because he cannot live on his meager salary. He has been bought and paid for. His goal is to not just crush Britain to join Schwab’s Great Reset but to terminate BREXIT.
COMMENT #3 Martin,
The Google whistleblower, Zach Vorhies, posted this video of what looks like someone recording themselves invalidating the vote of random people.
We have trillions of dollars to waste on useless crap, yet can’t utilize the latest blockchain technology to create a cheat-proof election and voter ID system. I think George Carlin would have some words to say about that if he were still alive.
REPLY #3: I am not confident that Trump will win despite the fact that the computer shows he SHOULD! I am very concerned the election will he stolen and mainstream media will declare Biden the winner and everything breaks down from here on out.
COMMENT #4: Sir,
It’s interesting how history rhymes. In Rome, Cicero and the fake news. I can’t recall if there was rioting or censorship but probably. Caesar was the “savior” of the people. It ended in an Empire. In Germany in the 30s there was propaganda, crystal night ( looting etc) and book burning ( censorship). Hitler was the ‘savior ‘ of the German people. It morphed into a dictatorship. Today we have fake news, rioting via BLM and censorship. YouTube only lets WHO/Gates related material be shown and censors others viewpoints. The media to include Facebook also censors it as well. Now Amazon.com also performs censorship by not publishing/removing non party (Gates/WHO) materials. So, what type of government are you seeing we will finally have?
Keep up the good work
PS Hope to finally shake your hand at WEC 2020
REPLY #4: We are headed in the same direction. I put all the arrays on politics in that report out for 12 years. You will see why I have been saying that I was afraid of what comes AFTER Trump. I also am deeply concerned that there will no longer be elections post-2024. Biden is a place-holder. He has always been for sale to the highest bidder. The most corrupt always rise to the top – not the cream. They are amending the Constitution because just in case Biden is a problem, they can remove him as mentally incompetent. They have been attacking Trump even before he was elected. This is a serious plot to take over the world and redesign it their way. They will fail and the financial capital of the world will move to China. They are destroying Western culture and they have brainwashed people to vote for Biden only because they hate Trump. They have no idea that they are joining this conspiracy against their own freedom. This is not Democrat v Republican. This is a full-0blown Marxist takeover of the entire world – not just the USA. Anyone who says that they call a “conspiracy theorist” which is a label they are now using so they do not have to answer the substance.
COMMENT #5: Hi Marty Thank you for answering my last question about daily closing. Really appreciated.
I see a lot of messaging about the big bang reset of libor to this other system which could cause a crash. At least there is a lot of speculation around this event. How would that work? Thank you for your answer kind regards Xander
REPLY #5: I think that is overstated and will end up like all other things that were supposed to blow up the system like the Y2K Scare which was a phenomenon at the turn of the 21st century where computer users and programmers feared that computers would stop working on December 31, 1999. The phenomenon was also referred to as the “Millennium Bug” or Year 2000 problem” by technology experts. This one will have minor problems as well.
COMMENT #6: “Land of the Free….some restrictions may apply…void where prohibited.”
REPLY #6: Very true!
COMMENT #7: Hi Mr. Armstrong,
I read recently that the US markets will look forward to a Biden victory because it will mean the distribution of socialist largesse which could raise the markets, if only in the short term. I would welcome your thoughts on this. Thanks for all you do
REPLY #7: Biden is going to raise taxes on everyone earning $400,000 or more PER HOUSEHOLD! Even liberal Stanford University’s Hoover Institution latest report projects that Mr. Biden’s taxation, insurance, regulatory, and energy proposals would combine to reduce full-time equivalent employment by about 3%, or 4.9 million jobs. The Biden program also would shrink real gross domestic product per capita by 8% and the capital stock per person by 15%, resulting in a $6,500 hit by 2030 in median income per household. Biden will push the New Green Deal. Our models show we are moving economically into a decline as we head into 2022. There is no way Biden will be good for the economy. That is propaganda. A vote for Biden in 2020, shows that will become the biggest regret by 2022.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Conspiracy Re-Posted Oct 22, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT: So, behind the curtain I was told you’re actually in league with Klaus, Mr. Armstrong 😀
I know, how I dare to even ask but Marty, what’s going on? You and Schwab try knocking out old friends from NYC with their own green weapons right along their favorite one world government daydream or what?
Thank you for everything you do, guys like you give me hope, I loved finance all my life but was not fortunate to have happy parents nor childhood whatsoever. you’re writings changed so much for me, I was stranded on the streets as I began reading your writings. “As they say, a girl becomes a woman at 23 but a boy does not become a man until 40. Women married boys but expected them to be men. I probably survived my first marriage just because of this thank you so very much. I would love to know all that little stories from those years you experienced in finance, you have to write a book about your life or have someone that will do it for you, its so important, it can’t be hard to find such a guy, even I would do it right along for free
REPLY: Well, I have heard just about everything. The night of “The Forecaster” debut in London, the London Evening Standard put out in their print edition that read Martin Armstrong said bankers were worth every penny. But the online edition had a different Martin Armstrong’s picture. They pretended that was somehow just an error? It is amazing to what extent people will make up conspiracy theories about me to desperately try to ensure people will not read this site.
Yes, it is no secret I know so many of the players. I have been invited to the highest level dinners, and have been at the White House Correspondent Dinner. Yes, they know me and yes I know them. I have had people desperately trying to get me on their side. I have had people try to hypnotize me in conversations where they gradually lower their voice to put you under.
I have been held in contempt in a failed attempt to force me to turn over my source code. They have tried to kill me, threaten me — you name it. But this one is interesting. If anything, people know I am by no means a Socialist. I would never in a million years team up with Schwab. Nor is he against his green buddies in New York. They have been exploiting him and his academic friends with no intention of surrendering their power. They are playing a high stakes game for control. They have been using Schwab and his World Economic Forum to further their own power.
Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on October 20, 2020 by sundance
Of all the seismic events surrounding the architecture of the deep state, the mechanisms within the swamp and the universe that surrounds all of the ancillary aspects we have come to categorize under names such as “Obamagate”, “Spygate”, “FISAgate” and the surveillance state writ large, none are as universally important as this one.
In the most significant measure this foundation is the “there” in the phrase: “there are trillions at stake.” This is the substrate that holds the swamp in place. It was not coincidental the Big Tech conglomeration was the first and primary focus of Obama’s Chicago network. The downstream consequences cannot be overstated.
The DOJ has filed the class action lawsuit against Google Inc [pdf here], and while Google, and their subsidiaries (YouTube etc) are the secondary targets don’t think for a second that this does not touch on every single aspect of the ancillary technology monopoly; that includes social media platforms.
In short, this is a big effen deal.
FROM THE DOJ – Today, the Department of Justice — along with eleven state Attorneys General — filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop Google from unlawfully maintaining monopolies through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and search advertising markets and to remedy the competitive harms. The participating state Attorneys General offices represent Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas.
“Today, millions of Americans rely on the Internet and online platforms for their daily lives. Competition in this industry is vitally important, which is why today’s challenge against Google — the gatekeeper of the Internet — for violating antitrust laws is a monumental case both for the Department of Justice and for the American people,” said Attorney General William Barr.
“Since my confirmation, I have prioritized the Department’s review of online market-leading platforms to ensure that our technology industries remain competitive. This lawsuit strikes at the heart of Google’s grip over the internet for millions of American consumers, advertisers, small businesses and entrepreneurs beholden to an unlawful monopolist.”
“As with its historic antitrust actions against AT&T in 1974 and Microsoft in 1998, the Department is again enforcing the Sherman Act to restore the role of competition and open the door to the next wave of innovation—this time in vital digital markets,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen.
As one of the wealthiest companies on the planet with a market value of $1 trillion, Google is the monopoly gatekeeper to the internet for billions of users and countless advertisers worldwide. For years, Google has accounted for almost 90 percent of all search queries in the United States and has used anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in search and search advertising.
As alleged in the Complaint, Google has entered into a series of exclusionary agreements that collectively lock up the primary avenues through which users access search engines, and thus the internet, by requiring that Google be set as the preset default general search engine on billions of mobile devices and computers worldwide and, in many cases, prohibiting preinstallation of a competitor. In particular, the Complaint alleges that Google has unlawfully maintained monopolies in search and search advertising by:
- Entering into exclusivity agreements that forbid preinstallation of any competing search service.
- Entering into tying and other arrangements that force preinstallation of its search applications in prime locations on mobile devices and make them undeletable, regardless of consumer preference.
- Entering into long-term agreements with Apple that require Google to be the default – and de facto exclusive – general search engine on Apple’s popular Safari browser and other Apple search tools.
- Generally using monopoly profits to buy preferential treatment for its search engine on devices, web browsers, and other search access points, creating a continuous and self-reinforcing cycle of monopolization.
These and other anticompetitive practices harm competition and consumers, reducing the ability of innovative new companies to develop, compete, and discipline Google’s behavior. (read more)
The Statement from AG Bill Barr is HERE
…”The complaint filed today against Google is based on violations of the U.S. antitrust laws and is separate and distinct from concerns raised about content moderation and political censorship by online platforms. As part of the Department’s broader review of market-leading online platforms, we listened to myriad public concerns about how online platforms fail their users. While many of the concerns we heard were competition-related, others were not – like online child exploitation, public safety, and censorship. Outside the Antitrust Division, the Department has considered these issues separately, including by advocating for Section 230 legislative reforms. Our antitrust investigation of Google, by contrast, is based solely on traditional antitrust principles and is aimed at promoting consumer welfare through robust competition.” (more)
On May 28th, after President Trump signed an executive order targeting on-line censorship, CTH wrote a twitter thread about it. There had to be a breaking point where the FCC or DOJ stepped-in to address the issues if our constitutional republic is to survive.
[Read Executive Order Here] – In the periphery of this executive action there was a widespread expectation of this antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc and their affiliated companies. The controlling ideology of ‘big tech’ merges with legal action by the DOJ.
There have been visible signals, subtle but visible, the DOJ was about to move on a massive (the biggest in history) antitrust lawsuit against Google and all affiliates.
The issue did not necessarily surface as most would think; via a bias based on conservative -vs- leftist ideology in content manipulation; though those underlying aspects are a part of the larger underpinning we will soon see surface.
Antitrust lawsuits, writ large, are based on “prices”, “costs”, and net “financial” distortions caused by corporations not competing based on open commerce. “Antitrust” in it’s structural form is based on costs and the manipulation of prices. Essentially, controlled commerce.
In the digital sphere the targeted firms have not opened themselves to liability based on ideology; but rather Google, all subsidiaries and alliances, have opened themselves to antitrust violations through the manipulation and control of financial benefit.
Demonitization of digital platform content providers, in combination with Google’s control of almost all ad revenue in the digital space, is what has opened the door for DOJ intervention based on antitrust laws.
Antitrust intervention is warranted because the content being generated on these on-line, digital platforms, is being arbitrarily valued by the media company GoogleAds and not the free market. Directing pathways and content promotion is another former of devaluation. Devaluing certain content they are ideologically opposed to creates consumer distortions.
Underpinning that revenue control is the ideological nature of the control enforcer, in this example Google. However, for the purpose of antitrust lawsuits, that motive is irrelevant.
The methods, practices and purposeful control of value; through collusion of corporate interest specific to a planned and organized effort to control monetary benefit; is the part of their activity that is quantifiable, discoverable, easily provable, and ultimately unlawful.
The financial distortion of internet commerce is the crack in the Big Tech stranglehold that should afford the DOJ the opportunity to step in. Google (and all subsidiaries) will lose on the substance of their defense because ultimately their business practice has resulted in, and arguably they have engaged in, price fixing.
It will take time, but from an optimistic position the DOJ take action will eventually force Google into a settlement. There could be a massive financial settlement in addition to a negotiated Consent Decree. Within the decree terms, we could/should see a break-up.
Any antitrust action is only tangentially related to President Trump’s previous confrontation with Twitter and big tech social media based on ideological lines. However, it is easy to see how the two issues will merge. The monetary distortions are based on ideology.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted Oct 20, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT: Good Morning Martin,
We are all thoroughly disgusted about everything you blog about.
Amazon’s policy on books is the beginning of the end (I hope) for Amazon. A breakup is obviously needed to make the company respectful to the people.
Please consider this. Your new book “The Cycle of War and the Coronavirus” should be distributed to your clients and subscribers. The hassle of mailing them all out yourself is a major problem. I know. I feel your frustration. Perhaps charge a big shipping fee to cover the cost of hiring one person to do the job. Or find a company to replace Amazon. I am sure there is a trustworthy company that can handle the job of sales processing and shipping.
OK. Have a great day…….Take care.
REPLY: I am coming to the conclusion that the endless delays by the publisher with no reasonable explanation other than the usual COVID nonsense, leave me to believe that because the book has on the cover Soros and Gates, it is somehow off in limbo with endless delays. The book was ready back in May. I will have it printed directly. This entire world is turning so Nazi-like with censorship, blocking books, and what will be the attempted theft of the election, I know the computer forecast this would be the most corrupt election in American History, but this is even far beyond what I ever expected was even possible.