LOCK THEM UP: Why it’s time to arrest James Comey, Robert Mueller, Peter Strzok and the other swamp creatures staging an attempted coup

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(Natural News) An attempted political coup is taking place in America right now as sinister swamp creatures with names like “James Comey” and “Peter Strzok” are attempting to nullify the outcome of the presidential election and steal the country away from the will of the voters. These very same swamp creatures exonerated Hillary Clinton for her role in a series of serious national security violations while giving her a free pass on lying to the FBI (and the entire country). Peter Strzok, for example — a rabid anti-Trump swampster — is now credited with changing the FBI’s assessment of Hillary Clinton’s offenses from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” a monumental distinction in terms of legal liability. (See source links, below.)

Peter Strzok has been a member of the extremely corrupt Robert Mueller special counsel investigation team that’s attempting to ensnare President Trump on anything they can find (or fabricate) as a pretext to demand his impeachment. That investigation has been illegal from the start, as the Dept. of Justice regulations require a crime to be named before a special counsel is appointed, yet no crime was ever named to justify the appointment of the special counsel in the first place. Instead, the Mueller investigation was initiated as a witch hunt to try to find some crimes or engineer them in the process of the investigation. The General Flynn guilty plea, for example, stems wholly from the FBI deceptively interviewing Flynn under false pretenses, then catching him in a misstatement when he didn’t even realize he was being interviewed as part of a criminal trap. (Yes, you can be charged with a felony for merely lying to the FBI in a casual conversation, even though the government can lie to you with impunity.)

The FBI has become a rogue criminal operation

Now, the FBI is engaged in a massive cover-up, blocking information on Peter Strzok to make sure it doesn’t go public. “The FBI blocked all information on its website about a top counterterrorism official who was kicked off of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation for sending politically-biased text messages to an FBI lawyer,” reports the Daily Caller.

Peter Strzok was a venomous anti-Trump swamp creature, we now know, just like all the other members of the Robert Mueller special counsel. As the Daily Caller reports, “It was revealed on Saturday that Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team in August after the Department of Justice’s inspector general discovered that he exchanged anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton text messages with his mistress, an FBI lawyer named Lisa Page who also worked on the Mueller team.” Via Daily Caller:

The revelation of Strzok’s biased texts is significant because of his central role in both the Russia investigation and the Clinton email probe. As the FBI’s No. 2 counter-terrorism official, Strzok helped start both of the investigations. He also conducted interviews with former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the Russia investigation and with Clinton and several of her top aides in the email inquiry.

Fox News is now reporting that the FBI is facing a contempt resolution from Congress for conspiring to withhold details about Strzok that show him to be an anti-Trump, pro-Clinton swamp creature working to ensnare Trump at all costs. “House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., had demanded the text messages between FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer with whom Strzok was romantically involved,” reports Fox News. “House investigators have long regarded him as a key figure in the chain of events when the bureau, in 2016, received the infamous anti-Trump ‘dossier’ and launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election that ultimately came to encompass FISA surveillance of a Trump campaign associate.”

“Today [Robert Mueller] leads the most corrupt, criminal and treasonous Coup D’état in American history,” warns The Gateway Pundit. “Today the FBI that Mueller ran is in shambles.  No one with an ounce of common sense believes that the FBI exhibits integrity and this is in large part because of the actions of Robert Mueller and his close allies who recently led the FBI.”

“President Donald Trump ripped the ‘double standard’ in how 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was treated and how Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, was treated,” reports Corruption.news.

“So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday ‘interrogation’ with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times … and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?” Trump tweeted:

So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday “interrogation” with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times…and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?

 

The FBI is “out of control”

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson added to the warnings about the FBI’s deep state corruption, saying in a tweet:

The point is clear: the FBI is out of control and not just in the @realDonaldTrumpinvestigation. An agency charged with enforcing the law clearly considers itself above the law. That’s a threat to you, and every American, no matter who you voted for.

The point is clear: the  is out of control and not just in the @realDonaldTrump investigation. An agency charged with enforcing the law clearly considers itself above the law. That’s a threat to you, and every American, no matter who you voted for.  @FoxNews

Carlson recognizes that the Comey / Mueller / Clinton deep state system known as the FBI — i.e. “Fake Bureau of Investigation” — is demonstrating exactly how secret police organizations often get started:

This is how secret police start, when law enforcement agencies decide to do the bidding of politicians, rather than pursue impartial justice on behalf of the public. Let’s nip this nightmare in the bud right now.

“The FBI is a corrupt organization,” adds The Gateway Pundit. “There is so much corruption in the FBI that lawmakers are preparing contempt of Congress resolution against Deep State operatives for refusing to release material related to their Trump probe to Congress.”

On November 30th, Judicial Watch released 29 pages of FBI documents related to the Loretta Lynch / Bill Clinton tarmac meeting during which it is widely believed Bill Clinton ordered Lynch to back off any prosecution of Hillary Clinton. ” The documents show that FBI officials were more concerned about leaks than the actual meeting itself,” reports Judicial Watch. Via JW:

The new FBI documents show FBI officials were concerned about a leak that Bill Clinton delayed his aircraft taking off in order to “maneuver” a meeting with the attorney general.  The resulting story in the Observer is seemingly confirmed and causes a flurry of emails about the source of the article.  FBI official(s) write “we need to find that guy” and that the Phoenix FBI office was contacted “in an attempt to stem any further damage.”  Another FBI official, working on AG Lynch’s security detail, suggests instituting non-disclosure agreements.  The names of the emails authors are redacted. There are no documents showing concern about the meeting itself. 

The FBI originally informed Judicial Watch they could not locate any records related to the tarmac meeting.  However, in a related FOIA lawsuit, the Justice Department located emails in which Justice Department officials communicated with the FBI and wrote that they had communicated with the FBI.  As a result, by letter dated August 10, 2017, from the FBI stated, “Upon further review, we subsequently determined potentially responsive documents may exist. As a result, your [FOIA] request has been reopened…”

Just days after that secretive tarmac meeting, FBI Director James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton from any criminal prosecution. “These new documents confirm the urgent need to reopen the Clinton email scandal and criminally investigate the resulting Obama FBI/DOJ sham investigation,” adds Judicial Watch.

Yes, it’s time to criminally investigate the FBI.

“We’ve been saying for months that the investigation into alleged ‘collusion’ between the Trump campaign and Russia to ‘steal the election’ from Hillary Clinton was nothing more than a politically motivated scam,” writes JD Heyes for DeepState.news. “We knew that the probe was fake when, after more than a year’s worth of investigating by Obama’s FBI and Justice Department, no evidence whatsoeverhad been found – nothing. Just months of allegations, innuendo and unsubstantiated charges.”

Continuing for The National Sentinel, Heyes adds, “An angry Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has threatened the FBI and Department of Justice with contempt over their refusal to explain why special counsel Robert Mueller demoted a senior FBI investigator now believed to be a political enemy of President Donald J. Trump.”

Robert Mueller was complicit in Hillary Clinton’s approval of uranium sales to Russia-linked companies

The FBI, we now know, has been part of the cover-up from the very beginning. When Robert Mueller was heading up the FBI, he was complicit in covering up the sale of uranium strategic resources to the Russians. (See the Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash for full details.)

“Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz introduced a resolution Friday that called for former FBI Director Robert Mueller to step down as special counsel for the “Russia investigation” due to the fact that he was directly involved with covering up Russia’s “significant and illegal” involvement with American uranium companies,” reports The Daily Sheeple. “[T]he man whose supposed job is to find out whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russia was actually the head of the FBI when they covered up the fact that the country was “corrupting” American uranium companies while also purposefully stopping a key witness from contacting Congress about said corruption.”

“Mueller is a deep state operative,” concludes The Daily Sheeple.

“[A]ttorneys who worked for Mueller as head of the FBI during the Uranium One deal signed off on it despite the fact that the bureau had uncovered massive evidence of criminality involving Russian and American figures, up to and including then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,” reports Trump News. That article goes on to report:

According to Hannity, Fox News Legal Contributor Gregg Jarrett discovered both Deputy Attorney General Ron Rosenstein and Mueller’s right-hand man, Andrew Weissmann, former head of the fraud unit at Obama/Holder’s Justice Department, signed the plea agreement of the Russian businessman embroiled in the Clinton-Uranium One case.

…Weissmann ran the Department of Justice’s fraud section at the time Russian operatives were bribing Americans involved with the company, and while vast sums of money were flowing into the coffers of the Clinton Foundation and former president Bill Clinton’s pockets.

This was all going on when Robert Mueller ran the FBI and James Comey was rising in the ranks. Now, the Mueller / Comey / Strzok / McCabe criminal ring is running the attempted political coup against Trump. And they’re all dirty. They’re all political hacks connected to Hillary Clinton, the Russians and the Uranium One scandal.

“For Mueller to hire all of these people who made so many contributions to Hillary Clinton was a decision of such arrogance and indifference to appearances. You just can’t have the optics of that and not have your work questioned. And [Peter] Strzok has just brought it to the fore,” former independent counsel Joseph diGenova told Breitbart News.

“Former FBI investigator Peter Strzok, who was pulled from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team after it was revealed he exchanged text messages mocking President Trump, was reportedly behind the decision to change then-FBI Director James Comey’s description of Hillary Clinton’s email use from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,’” writes Adam Shaw for Breitbart. “Also on Monday, the Sean Hannity Radio Show published an exclusive report by Circa’s Sara Carter on the bureau’s interviews of former national security advisor Michael Flynn—who last week pled guilty to lying to the FBI during those interviews. According to Carter, Strzok was one of two agents who interviewed Flynn in January at the White House.”

“FBI agent Peter Strzok was one of two FBI agents who interviewed Flynn, which took place on Jan. 24, at the White House,” reports Hannity.com:

Strzok was removed from his role in the Special Counsel’s Office after it was discovered he had made disparaging comments about President Trump in text messages between him and his alleged lover FBI attorney Lisa Page, according to the New York Times and Washington Post, which first reported the stories. Strzok is also under investigation by the Department of Justice Inspector General for his role in Hillary Clinton’s email server and the ongoing investigation into Russia’s election meddling. On Saturday, the House Intelligence Committee’s Chairman Devin Nunes chided the Justice Department and the FBI for not disclosing why Strzok had been removed from the Special Counsel three months ago, according to a statement given by the Chairman.

In other words, under the influence of political hacks like Peter Strzok, the FBI has been running a political watch hunt to destroy President Trump while covering up the serious crimes of Hillary Clinton and Robert Mueller.

How Hillary Clinton gets away with lying to the FBI and everybody else

Hillary Clinton is an accomplished, expert liar. She’s so experienced at lying that she has mastered the art of lying while technically telling the truth. For example, when asked whether she used her illegal email server to receive and send classified information via unsecured email, her answer is carefully parsed: “I never sent or received any information that was marked classified.”

Note the qualifier she uses: “marked classified.”

As it turns out, most classified information isn’t marked as classified. And no markings are required for material to be deemed classified. All sorts of information is qualified as “classified” with no markings whatsoever, and this is the kind of information she illegally sent and received on her private email server. Yet technically she isn’t lying when she says she never forwarded information that was “marked classified” because it wasn’t marked. But it was classified nonetheless.

To date, there isn’t a single journalist in the legacy media that has challenged Hillary Clintonon this point. And the FBI exonerated her from a long list of felony crimes with the outrageous excuse that they couldn’t find “intent” on her part to break the law. Yet simultaneously, General Flynn is given no quarter for lack of “intent” when it comes to lying to the FBI. He’s charged with the full force of the law. The FBI’s enforcement of laws is directed solely at Trump administration officials while granting absolute immunity to Obama-era officials and Hillary Clinton herself.

Former lawmaker Jason Chaffetz has confirmed that Hillary Clinton lied during her July 2, 2016 interview with the FBI, saying, “Clearly Hillary Clinton did lie under oath. When Roger Clemons supposedly lied under oath the Department of Justice indicted him, but Hillary Clinton not so much…”

Conclusion: It’s time to ARREST Robert Mueller, James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Peter Strzok and the rest of the lawless gang trying to overthrow America

The deep state despises free elections, and if We the People elect a candidate they don’t like, they will do everything in their power to attempt to overthrow the results of that election and install their own complicit deep state operative (i.e. Hillary Clinton).

Today, the FBI is not just waging a coup against the duly-elected Trump administration; it’s waging a coup against the will of the people. To pull off that coup, the FBI and its deep state gang are fabricating everything from the so-called “Trump dossier” to fake news “leaks” that get written up as facts by the complicit Washington Post, a fake news rag that knowingly fabricates false sources in its attempts to destroy President Trump.

If the Mueller / Comey / Clinton deep state gang manages to throw Trump out of office, they will have successfully overthrown our country and seized power through a totalitarian political coup. They will have also proven that elections are meaningless — nothing more than theater — because when the people elect a candidate the deep state doesn’t like, the bureaucracy will find a way to nullify the election and install their own criminal-in-chief.

That’s why it is crucial that We the People call for a special investigation into the Robert Mueller investigators, including James Comey, Peter Strzok and all the other swamp creatures who are part of this staged theater of false justice. These are the people who need to be locked up behind bars, not well-meaning Americans like General Flynn.

What’s at stake here is the future of our nation and our individual freedoms. If we don’t resist the deep state’s nefarious attempt to nullify our democratic election outcomes, they will install a totalitarian regime with absolute power, running a “secret police” FBI Stasi apparatus that criminalizes political enemies of the corrupt regime in power. The FBI, in other words, has become to the new KGB.

The day is fast approaching when all Americans may be called to action to defend their nation against the corrupt deep state. Stay tuned to this website. A massive armed citizens’ march on Washington D.C. to find and arrest the deep state swamp creatures is a very likely result if these anti-American tyrants manage to remove Trump from office. It’s not hard to predict that civil war will quickly follow. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. This is why we must investigate and arrest the deep state swamp creatures right now, before this escalates to open bloodshed in the streets.

We the People will not tolerate our country being stolen by corrupt, evil swamp creatures like Mueller, Comey and Clinton. LOCK THEM UP and drain the swamp in the process.

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DARPA developing “genetic doomsday” weapon to exterminate populations on demand… GMOs to become WMDs

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(Natural News) The U.S. military agency known as DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is investing $100 million into so-called “genetic extinction technologies” that could be deployed to exterminate targeted human populations.

Emails acquired under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), “suggest that the US’s secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has become the world’s largest funder of “gene drive” research,” reports The Guardian. “The use of genetic extinction technologies in bioweapons is the stuff of nightmares…” The Guardian reports.

The disclosure of this genetic extinction technology comes on the heels of Natural News blowing the whistle on a global eugenics program to target and exterminate people of African descent as part of an ongoing global depopulation agenda. In a one-hour video lecture published a few weeks ago, I detail the six vectors through which the weaponization of science and medicine is being deployed right now to exterminate blacks. See “The Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks” for full details (full lecture video below).

Crispr gene editing technology becomes weaponized

The genetic doomsday weapon system now being developed by DARPA is based on the Crispr-Cas9 gene editing technique which allows simple, low-cost laboratories to achieve previously impossible genetic editing goals in almost any organism… including humans. “These might, for example, distort the sex-ratio of mosquitoes to effectively wipe out malarial populations,” explains The Guardian. But they could also be used to wipe out targeted genetic sub-species of humans, too.

“The dual use nature of altering and eradicating entire populations is as much a threat to peace and food security as it is a threat to ecosystems,” explained Jim Thomas, co-director of the ETC group, as reported by The Guardian. “Militarisation of gene drive funding may even contravene the Enmod convention against hostile uses of environmental modification technologies.”

Because much of the funding for modern-day science comes from military and government, scientists are finding themselves forced to work on “weaponization” programs or face a loss of funding. Via The Guardian:

Todd Kuiken, who has worked with the GBIRd programme, which receives $6.4m from Darpa, said that the US military’s centrality to gene tech funding meant that “researchers who depend on grants for their research may reorient their projects to fit the narrow aims of these military agencies”.

The weaponization of gene drive technology — turning genetics into a doomsday weapon — is widely known to be capable of spreading through a population and causing deliberate extinction. “Think of it as a way to supercharge evolution, forcing a genetic modification to spread through an entire population in just a few generations,” reports WIRED. The technology is so potentially devastating that former national intelligence director James Clapper classified gene drive technology as one of many “weapons of mass destruction and proliferation,” according to WIRED, which also said:

Taking into account things like how often Crispr screws up and the likelihood of protective mutations arising, their work shows how gene drives could be ruthlessly aggressive.

Natural News warned the world about weaponized GMOs five years ago

As usual, Natural News was years ahead of the lagging scientific community in sounding the alarm over the weaponization of genetic engineering technology. In a 2012 article entitled, “S.O.S. alert: Help STOP Out-of-control Science from destroying us all,” I wrote about weaponized GMOs as a danger to human civilization:

Humanity has reached a tipping point of developing technology so profound that it can destroy the human race; yet this rise of “science” has in no way been matched by a rise in consciousness or ethics. Today, science operates with total disregard for the future of life on Earth, and it scoffs at the idea of balancing scientific “progress” with caution, ethics or reasonable safeguards. Unbridled experiments like GMOs have unleashed self-replicating genetic pollution that now threatens the integrity of food crops around the world, potentially threatening the global food supply.

In an accompanying infographic, which I developed and published in 2012, I wrote:

SCIENCE must exist to serve the long-term interests of humanity, not to serve the short-term profits of corporations. To protect the future of life on Earth, science must operate under the Precautionary Principle.

In that infographic, republished below, I categorized genetic engineering technology as a “Level IV” hazard to humanity because it is self-replicating. Other risks posed to humanity by out-of-control science and named in the infographic include artificial intelligence, nano-technology, pollinator disruption chemicals, weaponized vaccines and nuclear weapons. Since 2012, we’ve seen devastating effects on humanity and the global ecosystem from nearly all of these vectors:

Watch my “science agenda” video lecture below to learn more:

 

 

BREAKING NEWS & MY THOUGHTS! PUTIN ANNOUNCES PRESIDENTIAL BID 2018

Neo has returned! 😀

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Vladimir Putin spoke today at two events. At event No.1, Russian Volunteer 2017 Awards when asked if will run, he asked the crowd if they, their friends and relatives would support him should he decide to run.

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Later in the same day he announced his bid to run for president in 2018 while speaking at the Nizhny-Novgorod auto giant GAZ. Putin’s announcement:

Those who listened to EARTH SHIFT WEBINAR 6: THE PUTIN ENIGMA know what I predicted in the beginning of November: Putin would definitely run since the whole country and in fact, the whole world depends on him. I predicted he would wait till last second and would announce his candidacy in the end of November or beginning of December in order to minimize the chances for adverse forces to sabotage his campaign. 

And this is exactly what happened. 

I also must point out one more time…

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MY QUESTIONNAIRE ~ share your opinion on Russia ban from 2018 S. Korea Winter Olympics!

Politicizing sports, especially during the Olympic Games is despicable, and ultimately self defeating. What the West is doing is so petty, hastening it’s own demise as “representatives of the free world” by showcasing it’s own ignorance, corruption and jealousy for all the world to see. The IOC is blatantly corrupt and politically weaponized to demoralize Russia and her athletes. It’s not going to work obviously as ppl around the world awaken to this type of Western subterfuge.

As you know, I am quite embarrassed to be labeled American whenever I travel abroad, and I will be among those relinquishing their citizenship soon (tens of thousands ex-pats seek citizenship abroad and renounce their US passports every year). Happy to say I will be one of them, best $5K I’ve ever spent to get rid of this fugly albatross – yes US slaves aka “citizens” must payoff the US mafia gov’t this $$$ extortion fee just to get free!
Not to mention I will be saving hundreds of thousands in taxes every year, so $5K is cheap! The state dept keeps raising the renunciation fee every year (to keep the slaves from fleeing). I’m excited to Vámonos and take my business elsewhere!
As one of your readers’ suggested, Crimea is sounding pretty good, lol! 🙂

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Like rice without Kimchi or football without Spain: S. Koreans on potential Russia ban from 2018 Olympics:

And how do YOU feel about this falsified anti-Russia doping scandal?

What about the legalized doping by American athletes, including world and olympic champions, who are being shielded from responsibility? How about the double and triple standards IOC, WADA and various Western-oriented countries, as well as those countries’ athletes, display towards Russian athletes?

Have the West, and humans in general, forgotten and forsaken everything the Olympics ever stood for?

What about the witch hunt against everything Russian in the West?

Disgusted yet? I am — very.

Is it time to abolish WADA, IOC and professional sports, completely taken over by the US, UK, Canada and Australia, who dictate their own rules, with no room for anyone else?

Is it time for THE GREAT EARTH SHIFT in recreation, amateur and big sports? Is it…

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A young foreigner’s first impressions of America

December 6, 2017

Santiago, Chile 

Last weekend while I was in Denver, I had the opportunity to speak with a young man from the Netherlands who was attending our charity event. 

It was his first trip to the United States, and I’m always interested to hear people’s first impressions. 

He told me he was really overwhelmed with the size and scale of everything. China is about the only other country in the world that does everything as big as the US. 

He also told me he couldn’t get over how much stuff there is to buy in the US… and how easy it is. 

He’s absolutely right. The US is an amazing place for a number of reasons; it’s modern, generally safe, and boasts a high standard of living. 

And, yes, as a consumer, it’s one of the best places in the world. 

(Though I would suggest that there are parts of Asia that are even better; Hong Kong, for example, has a similar selection of goods and services from all over the world, yet ZERO tax.) 

You can buy just about anything you want in the US, and with so many retailers competing for your business, the service, ease, and efficiency of buying anything is nearly unparalleled. 

The US economy is almost DESIGNED for consumption. And, while convenient, this is a pretty bad thing over the long term. 

Real wealth is created, and sustained, through production. Not consumption. 

This isn’t exactly rocket science– our ancient ancestors figured this out 10,000+ years ago during the agricultural revolution. 

They learned that, in order to survive and prosper, they had to produce more food than they could consume. 

I call this the Universal Law of Prosperity. And if our ancestors hadn’t followed this principle, none of our modern civilization would exist today. We’d still be cave men, hunting and gathering for survival. 

But the Universal Law of Prosperity is no longer the law of the land in the US. 

Any high school economics student knows that 70% of US GDP is comprised of consumer spending. The common refrain that ‘the US consumer drives the economy’ is absolutely true. 

Early in its history, the United States was a producer economy. Americans made stuff. Exported it. Saved their money. And reinvested. 

Most of the country’s wealth and economic dominance was established in those early years. 

Things started to change after World War II. 

The US dollar had just become the global reserve currency under the new Bretton Woods system, and the US economy had become the world’s most dominant and powerful. 

Americans began spending their newfound wealth, and soon the rest of the world grew to depend on the insatiable appetite of the US consumer. 

Entire nations began basing their economic models on exporting to the US. 

US consumption kept growing… at all levels. Individuals started spending far more than they earned. 

The US savings rate plummeted, and even reached NEGATIVE territory for a number of years. Household debt ballooned as Americans borrowed money at record levels to buy more stuff. 

The government did the same. The national debt exploded as bureaucrats squandered the public’s savings in almost legendary exploits, from that infamous $2 billion Obamacare website to the 6+ trillion in fake accounting at the Defense Department. 

Ultimately it’s all consumption; the entire economic system is effectively milking the wealth and prosperity that was created in the past, like a trust fund baby that blows through his family’s fortune. 

And while it’s really great to be a consumer in the US, it’s becoming more difficult to be a producer. 

Case in point– according to a recent study by the Institute for Justice, about 1 in 4 workers in the US now requires some special government license. That’s up from 1 in 20 workers back in the 1950s. 

Many of these are in low income, blue collar professions. And much of the time the requirements are totally irrational. 

The average time required to qualify for a barber’s license, for example, is 415 days. For an interior designer, it’s an unbelievable 2,190 days.   

These licenses don’t exactly make the world a better place; they’re mostly just bureaucratic obstacles that make it more difficult for lower-income workers to be productive. 

We’re also seeing worrying trends with consumer debt, which is now at an all-time high. 

This essentially means that Americans are borrowing from the future in order to buy stuff today, and doing so at record levels. 

Credit card debt is at an all-time high. Auto loans are at an all-time high. Delinquencies (i.e. people who aren’t paying their loan balances) are RISING. 

And the savings rate is once again plummeting, down to its lowest level in more than a decade. 

On top of that, the US trade deficit continues to grow, all while the federal government massively outspends its income. 

The national debt is now $20.5 trillion, and overall debt growth far exceeds GDP growth. 

Oh, and the government is staring at yet another debt ceiling / government shutdown debacle in just 48-hours. 

This time is not different. History is full of examples of formerly wealthy, prosperous nations which fell into terminal crisis because they favored a system built on debt and consumption, rather than savings and production. 

I don’t want to suggest that this is an imminent crisis. It’s not. 

But it is a troubling, high-impact, long-term trend. And it’s worth ensuring that you have a backup plan. 

If all of your assets and all of your income depend exclusively on a heavily indebted nation with a bankrupt government continuing to persist forever without any consequences, you’re probably taking some unnecessary risks. 

good plan B involves simple, rational, legal, cost-effective (or often FREE) steps to ensure that you’ll always have a good option, no matter what happens (or doesn’t happen) next. 

To your freedom, 

Simon Black

Founder, SovereignMan.com 

Hacker News: Massive Breach Exposes Keyboard App that Collects Personal Data On Its 31 Million Users

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In the digital age, one of the most popular sayings is—if you’re not paying, then you’re not the customer, you’re the product.

While downloading apps on their smartphones, most users may not realize how much data they collect on you.

Believe me; it’s way more than you can imagine.

Nowadays, many app developers are following irresponsible practices that are worth understanding, and we don’t have a better example than this newly-reported incident about a virtual keyboard app.

A team of security researchers at the Kromtech Security Center has discovered a massive trove of personal data belonging to more than 31 million users of the popular virtual keyboard app, AI.type, accidentally leaked online for anyone to download without requiring any password.

Founded in 2010, Ai.type is a customizable and personalizable on-screen keyboard for mobile phones and tablets, with more than 40 million users worldwide.

Apparently, a misconfigured MongoDB database, owned by the Tel Aviv-based startup AI.type, exposed their entire 577 GB of the database online that includes a shocking amount of sensitive details on their users, which is not even necessary for the app to work.

…they appear to collect everything from contacts to keystrokes.

The leaked database of over 31 million users includes:

  • Full name, phone number, and email address
  • Device name, screen resolution and model details
  • Android version, IMSI number, and IMEI number
  • Mobile network name, country of residence and even user enabled languages
  • IP address (if available), along with GPS location (longitude/latitude).
  • Links and the information associated with the social media profiles, including birth date, emails, photos.

“When researchers installed Ai.Type they were shocked to discover that users must allow ‘Full Access’ to all of their data stored on the testing iPhone, including all keyboard data past and present,” the researchers say.

What’s more?

Moreover, the leaked database also reveals that the virtual keyboard app is also stealing users’ contact books, including the contacts’ names and phone numbers—and already scraped more than 373 million records.

“There was a range of other statistics like the most popular users’ Google queries for different regions. Data like average messages per day, words per message, the age of users, words_per_day’: 0.0, ‘word_per_session and a detailed look at their customers,” the researchers say.

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Researchers go on to raise a question that “why would like a keyboard, and emoji application need to gather the entire data of the user’s phone or tablet?

Even the recent data breaches have taught us that once our personal data gets in the hands of cybercriminals, it makes us vulnerable forever.

Therefore, the best defense to protect yourself is always—awareness.

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Entrepreneur, Hacker, Speaker, Founder and CEO — The Hacker News and The Hackers Conference.

Young Hacker, Who Took Over Jail Network to Get Friend Released Early, Faces Prison

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Well, “a friend in need is a friend indeed” goes a long way, but in this case, this phrase hardly makes any sense.

A 27-year-old Michigan man who hacked into the government computer system of Washtenaw County Jail to alter inmate records and gain early release for his friend is now himself facing federal charges after getting caught.

Konrads Voits from Ann Arbor, Michigan, pleaded guilty in federal court last week for hacking into the Washtenaw County government computer system earlier this year using malware, phishing, and social engineering tricks in an attempt to get his friend released early from jail.

Prosecutors say Voits also used phone calls to prison staff claiming to be a manager at the County Jail’s IT department and tricking them into downloading and running malware on their computers by visiting a phony website at “ewashtenavv.org,” which mimics the Washtenaw official URL, “ewashtenaw.org.”

Voit then obtained the remote login information of one of the Jail employees and used that information to install malware on the County’s network and gain access to sensitive County’s XJail system in March this year.

Gaining access to this system eventually allowed Voits to steal jail records of several inmates, search warrant affidavits and personal details, including passwords, usernames, and email addresses, of over 1,600 employees, along with altering electronic records of at least one inmate for early release.

However, things did not work as Voits wanted them to, and instead, they all backfired on him when jail employees detected changes in their records and alerted the FBI.

No prisoners were then released early.

This incident took place between January 24th, 2017 and March 10th, 2017 and cost Washtenaw County more than $235,000 to fix the whole mess before authorities busted Voits.

“Cyber intrusions affect individuals, businesses and governments. Computer hackers should realize that unlawfully entering another’s computer will result in a felony conviction and a prison sentence,” said the United States Attorney Daniel Lemisch.

“We applaud the dedication of so many hard-working law enforcement officers to take away this man’s [Voits] ability to intrude into the computer systems of others.”

Voits was arrested by the authorities a month later and pleaded guilty last week. He is now facing a fine of up to $250,000 and a maximum sentence of ten years prison, though he is unlikely to receive the maximum sentence.

Voits has agreed to surrender his belongings used during the attack, including his laptop, four cellphones and an undisclosed amount of Bitcoin.

Voits is currently in federal custody and is set to face a sentencing hearing on 5 April 2018.

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