Junk Bonds Are Going To Tell Us Where The Stock Market Is Heading In 2015

The Economic Collapse
by Michael Snyder

Dominoes - Public DomainDo you want to know if the stock market is going to crash next year?  Just keep an eye on junk bonds.  Prior to the horrific collapse of stocks in 2008, high yield debt collapsed first.  And as you will see below, high yield debt is starting to crash again.  The primary reason for this is the price of oil.  The energy sector accounts for approximately 15 to 20 percent of the entire junk bond market, and those energy bonds are taking a tremendous beating right now.  This panic in energy bonds is infecting the broader high yield debt market, and investors have been pulling money out at a frightening pace.  And as I have written about previously, almost every single time junk bonds decline substantially, stocks end up following suit.  So don’t be fooled by the fact that some comforting words from Janet Yellen caused stock prices to jump over the past couple of days.  If you really want to know where the stock market is heading in 2015, keep a close eye on the market for high yield debt.

If you are not familiar with junk bonds, the concept is actually very simple.  Corporations that do not have high credit ratings typically have to pay higher interest rates to borrow money.  The following is how USA Today describes these bonds…

High-yield bonds are long-term IOUs issued by companies with shaky credit ratings. Just like credit card users, companies with poor credit must pay higher interest rates on loans than those with gold-plated credit histories.

But in recent years, interest rates on junk bonds have gone down to ridiculously low levels.  This is another bubble that was created by Federal Reserve policies, and it is a colossal disaster waiting to happen.  And unfortunately, there are already signs that this bubble is now beginning to burst

Back in June, the average junk bond yield was 3.90 percentage points higher than Treasury securities. The average energy junk bond yielded 3.91 percentage points higher than Treasuries, Lonski says.

That spread has widened to 5.08 percentage points for junk bonds vs. 7.86 percentage points for energy bonds — an indication of how worried investors are about default, particularly for small, highly indebted companies in the fracking business.

The reason why so many analysts are becoming extremely concerned about this shift in junk bonds is because we also saw this happen just before the great stock market crash of 2008.  In the chart below, you can see how yields on junk bonds started to absolutely skyrocket in September of that year…

High Yield Debt 2008

Of course we have not seen a move of that magnitude quite yet this year, but without a doubt yields have been spiking.  The next chart that I want to share is of this year.  As you can see, the movement over the past month or so has been quite substantial…

High Yield Debt 2014

And of course I am far from the only one that is watching this.  In fact, there are some sharks on Wall Street that plan to make an absolute boatload of cash as high yield bonds crash.

One of them is Josh Birnbaum.  He correctly made a giant bet against subprime mortgages in 2007, and now he is making a giant bet against junk bonds

When Josh Birnbaum was at Goldman Sachs in 2007, he made a huge bet against subprime mortgages.

Now he’s betting against something else: high-yield bonds.

From The Wall Street Journal:

Joshua Birnbaum, the ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. trader who made bets against subprime mortgages during the financial crisis, now has more than $2 billion in wagers against high-yield bonds at his Tilden Park Capital Management LP hedge-fund firm, according to investor documents.

Could you imagine betting 2 billion dollars on anything?

If he is right, he is going to make an incredible amount of money.

And I have a feeling that he will be.  As a recent New American article detailed, there is already panic in the air…

It’s a mania, said Tim Gramatovich of Peritus Asset Management who oversees a bond portfolio of $800 million: “Anything that becomes a mania — ends badly. And this is a mania.”

Bill Gross, who used to run PIMCO’s gigantic bond portfolio and now advises the Janus Capital Group, explained that “there’s very little liquidity” in junk bonds. This is the language a bond fund manager uses to tell people that no one is buying, everyone is selling. Gross added: “Everyone is trying to squeeze through a very small door.”

Bonds issued by individual energy developers have gotten hammered. For instance, Energy XXI, an oil and gas producer, issued more than $2 billion in bonds just in the last four years and, up until a couple of weeks ago, they were selling at 100 cents on the dollar. On Friday buyers were offering just 64 cents. Midstates Petroleum’s $700 million in bonds — rated “junk” by both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s — are selling at 54 cents on the dollar, if buyers can be found.

So is there anything that could stop junk bonds from crashing?

Yes, if the price of oil goes back up to 80 dollars or more a barrel that would go a long way to settling things back down.

Unfortunately, many analysts are convinced that the price of oil is going to head even lower instead…

“We’re continuing to search for a bottom, and might even see another significant drop before the year-end,” said Gene McGillian, an analyst at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.

As I write this, the price of U.S. oil has fallen $1.69 today to $54.78.

If the price of oil stays this low, junk bonds are going to keep crashing.

If junk bonds keep crashing, the stock market is almost certainly going to follow.

For additional reading on this, please see my previous article entitled “‘Near Perfect’ Indicator That Precedes Almost Every Stock Market Correction Is Flashing A Warning Signal“.

But just like in the years leading up to the crash of 2008, there are all kinds of naysayers proclaiming that a collapse will never happen.

Even though our financial problems and our underlying economic fundamentals have gotten much worse since the last crisis, they are absolutely convinced that things are somehow going to be different this time.

In the end, a lot of those skeptics are going to lose an enormous amount of money when the dominoes start falling.

The Economic Collapse

What’s Behind the Riots? A Federal Police Force: “Everything else has been nationalized, so why not the police?”

SHTFplan
by Mac Slavo

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Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. And who could forget? Trayvon Martin.

It’s no secret that the likes of Attorney General Eric Holder, his replacement Loretta Lynch, President Obama and Al Sharpton have been dwelling upon these cases, while others with similar dimensions and often more tragic circumstances remain ignored. Scores of members in Congress joined in the chorus as well.

But why are they driving these cases at all? These are not altruistic players. What is their agenda?

In the wake of the chaos of riots and the mass movement of protests taking over cities across the nation, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge.

All the justified anger over police abuse isn’t brewing more justice, but more power for the federal government.

Let’s rewind…

Police abuse has become so epidemic that the streets are filling with protests against its most publicized cases.

Yet, who gave police the tanks, weapons and military equipment of war? The Pentagon, under its surplus program.

Who trained police to regard every individual as a potential terrorist in America? Homeland Security and the FBI issued the definitions, wrote the propaganda, put out the memos and conducted the training exercises.

Who funded police to increase arrests and fill the jails with non-violent offenders? Washington and their federal grants, that’s who. It’s what paid off local police departments to do so.

The Justice Department and Washington want more control over local police forces, and may be building a national police force as well. They are trying to change things, once again, through a popular groundswell and a series of civil rights lawsuits.

The St. Louis Dispatch reported:

Spurred by the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting and other recent cases of deadly encounters involving police, Congress in its final hours of work for the year passed legislation requiring states to report deaths of people arrested or detained by police to the attorney general.

The measure requires states that receive federal aid for crime control, law enforcement assistance and other programs to report on a quarterly basis the death of anyone in police custody. It imposes penalties for states that don’t comply.

Godfather Politics made the case for this data reporting legislation as a means to an end – to use evidence of systematic racism in police departments to, in turn, justify federal reform. Ultimately, the U.S. could even see a national police force using the leverage of federal aid money to establish control. Is that the dream that Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders had?:

And in typical fashion, this is how the feds always co-opt the states: money. One could just picture the feds saying, “You didn’t actually think there would be no strings attached when you took our money, did you?”

Now to the untrained eye this may not seem like a big deal, but to the trained eye, or some would say, to the wacky conspiracy theorist that sees things that aren’t there, this is indeed another step toward their goal.

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All we want to do is compile some data, crunch some numbers, that’s all. It’s not like this data would ever show us tendencies toward racism. That’s not what we’re actively looking for as an excuse for the Justice Department’s civil rights division to sue you into submission. No, we’ll let you decide the outcome of the inevitable civil rights lawsuit against your city’s police department.

[…]
Those behind this scheme must maintain this level of hatred toward local police to achieve their goal.

Everything else has been nationalized, so why not the police?

This national police force can’t happen all at once. No one would ever accept that. Like all leftist ideas, it must be incremental and opportunist. The architects, whoever they are, must be prepared to react when a “good crisis” arises so as not to waste the opportunity. Opportunities like Michael Brown, Eric Gardner, and Tamir Rice.

A National Police Force? Before that becomes a visible, oppressive uniformed SS force imposed across the country (perhaps it will someday), it will rear its ugly head from the inside-out, using more federal money to address the problem-reaction-solution at hand, using federal policy to establish federal control over police.

The trend is already underway, and with dangerous consequences. Consider what has already happened under Clinton’s crime bill and Bush’s PATRIOT Act…

President Clinton instituted a sweeping federal initiative to reform police, famously pledging to put an additional 100,000 police on the streets by 2000 through COPS, the Community Oriented Policing Services launched in 1994.

In theory, it addressed some of the same problems that Obama, Holder and the Ferguson case are attempting to address. Following the 1991 Rodney King beating and subsequent riots, the Justice Department began to use “pattern or practice” lawsuits against police departments. Only a few short years later, the COPS program used federal dollars and the guise of “community policing” to grant huge “gifts” to thousands of police departments, and with it, strings attached.

And with it, a backlash of the surface intentions of the program:

Many departments that have gotten large amounts of money from COPS, such as New York and Chicago, have been plagued with persistent complaints of excessive force against suspects—the opposite of what community policing promises.

At best, the COPS program was a misguided solution to crime. As Slate pointed out, violent crime peaked in 1994, just when COPS was introduced, and murder was already falling by 1991:

A 1999 investigation by the Chicago Tribune that looked at the nation’s 50 largest police departments found “no correlation between the growth in the number of officers and crimes rates since 1993.”

But, of course, centralized power was the real agenda.

The Heritage Foundation pointed out the unconstitutional concentration of federal power under the COPS program, seriously infringing upon the separation of powers framed in the Constitution:

Federal grant programs that fund the routine, day-to-day functions of state and local law enforcement are of questionable constitutionality. When Congress subsidizes local law enforcement in this manner, it effectively reassigns to the federal government the powers and responsibilities that fall squarely within the… constitutional authority of state and local governmentsthe federal government was never understood to have a general police power.

Reuters just published a report warning of the “unintended consequences” of the Justice Department “fixing” what is wrong with Ferguson and the other cases:

In the aftermath of the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, protesters across the nation are looking to Washington for action and answers.

While arguing that the federal government “can and should” influence changes in criminal justice policy, Reuters also points out the drastic damage that has already been done:

One piece of federal legislation, the 1994 crime bill, has played a pivotal role in the incarceration epidemic. The law, which was designed to reduce crime, gave states $9 billion to pass laws that would increase time spent behind bars.

The result, however, was an explosion in state prison populations that has made the United States the world’s largest jailor. The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of its prisoners. This has immense fiscal, economic and social consequences — each prisoner costs taxpayers, on average, $30,000 a year, and inmates with criminal records, even for minor offenses, face significant challenges re-entering society. The racial disparities are also vast. One in three black men can expect to spend time behind bars.

Today, the federal government annually sends states and cities more than $4 billion… What the federal government chooses to fund, however, creates incentives for local police. For example, Washington’s funding priorities have supported mass incarceration by concentrating on the number of arrests and seizures police make, rather than tabulating the number of offenders diverted to mental health or drug treatment programs.

The federal government would indeed love to establish a viable national police force.

The feds are now, with the left hand, scolding police for their shameful examples of excessive force and civil rights violations while, with the right hand, giving local departments new toys, “gift money” and ideology to regard average citizens as mortal enemies and potential terrorists.

Some form of a national police is underway, and it doesn’t look pretty.

In steps towards that end, the feds have drastically increased their “joint efforts” and “shared visions” with local and state police in the wake of 9/11 and the creation of Homeland Security as the overarching umbrella organization. Expensive and technological advanced Fusion Centers have been set up across the country to share information up and down the chains of command and across jurisdiction, allowing local, as well as private, police to use federal data not only to track criminals, but to profile individuals before they become suspects and without warrants – including political activists and community groups.

More recently, the use of “sting ray” technology and other forms of extrajudicial cell phone data collection has been used controversially by local police and other entities – and these new toys have been given to departments by the FBI, under the Justice Department, with the condition of oversight and training by the feds.

A Justice Department presentation on COPS identified how increasingly, the approximately 18,000 local police departments are entering into private-public partnerships with the more than 2 million private security/police forces and the 90,000 federal law enforcement officials in a “shared vision” that includes plenty of shared data and power.

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Your Guns Are Worthless Against The New Super Weapons Of The Globalists

The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges

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Americans have an estimated 300 million privately owned hand guns and some people present this fact as the reason why no foreign power, or even our government, could ever subjugate the people. I am compelled to disagree with this notion. Once upon a time that may have been true as World War II era Japanese Admiral  Yamamoto refused to invade the United States following his attack upon Pearl Harbor because there would be “an American with a gun behind every blade of grass”. However, if our government ever became abusive enough that the people felt the need to rebel, there is a new generation of super weapons being developed and deployed as I write these words, which would doom any rebellion that did not have the full support of the military.

The new generation of super weapons has made America vulnerable to enemies, both foreign and domestic. As a result, the window to resist martial law occupation and even an invasion is virtually closed.

Recently, I made the point that Americans were being surveilled in “Police State” America with a new generation of spy devices that were totally unimaginable. Today, America is on the verge of being suppressed by an equally sophisticated generation of weapons that the general public would only believe that these weapons exist in the science fiction dramas of the future. Only these weapons are right here and right now!

Advanced Anti-Guerrilla Warfare Tactics of the Globalists

UN KILLER ROBOTS

The rules of Guerrilla warfare have changed. The Red Dawn scenario in which average people, like the Viet Cong, can resist an invader belong to era in the past.

Afghanistan is proving to be the beta testing ground for many of these weapons as was Iraq. The following breakthroughs in military technology have very little value on the battlefield in a conventional war. In other words, the weapons discussed in this article are designed for war against Russia. They are designed for war against the American people! These weapons systems are anti-guerrilla orientated and they are designed for Americans who will soon try to put a stop to the unfolding tyranny of the bankers who have hijacked our government. We are entering into a new type of guerrilla warfare with extreme counter-measures designed and created by DARPA which is the top secret research arm for the Department of Defense.

DARPA’s sole purpose is built around the goal of developing more efficient and greater means of killing. For those of you who have not figured out, we are about to enter American hunting season and you are the game, you should know that when these weapons systems are deployed in sufficient numbers, the game is over.

Robot Soldiers

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Many analysts feel that the greatest threat to, not only Americans, but humanity as a whole, is tied to the development of  artificial intelligence in the name of Robot soldiers. These “robot soldiers are capable of autonomous decision making in terms of carrying out their mission. They come equipped with facial recognition software and when the subjugation and subsequent roundups of American citizens begin in earnest, these “soldiers” will be the main enforcement agents.

The physical prowess of these robots is stunning as they can reach speeds up to 30 mph. In times of civil unrest or combat, imagine your neighborhood was forcibly evacuated, these robots would make excellent clean up troops. Armed with facial recognition, rebel forces leaders could be targeted and eliminated.  There will nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

 

 

Watching Every Move You Make

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

 DARPAs-Large-Area-Coverage-Optical-Search-while-Track-and-Engage (1)In a nowhere to run and nowhere to hide scenario, DARPA, has developed technology which allows the military to spy on entire cities with its Large Area Coverage Optical Search-while-Track and Engage (LACOSTE). LACOSTE is a program of imaging technology that will allow for “single sensor, day or night, ongoing tactical surveillance of all moving vehicles in an urban area. LACOSTE will eventually be able to identify individual humans in the same manner with the next generation of facial recognition software. This surveillance system is being integrated into department store video surveillance, the street light turned spy Intellistreets as well as all traffic cameras. If the globalists want to find you, you better have a “cloaking” device to hide behind. More importantly, most guerrilla activities are designed to occur under the cover of darkness. The cover of darkness is no longer an ally for future American rebels. This system is fully operational.

Meet the New “Boss”

Meet the new Boss, The Battlefield Surveillance System

 

Many gun owners mistakenly believe that they are going to be able to carry out acts of guerrilla warfare and/or terrorism against an illegitimate government as they begin to lock-down the country under a martial law takeover. Thwarting most ideas of a successful revolutionary effort can be found inthe Battlefield Optical Surveillance System (BOSS),which is a device that can be mounted on a truck that scans and deciphers the landscape with lasers and sensors. When it sees the almost imperceptible glint of a rifle scope, or more amazingly it also recognizes you through your retinas as the detection device “paints” you with a laser beam, just prior to your demise.

Boomerang


Boomerang

And even in the unlikely event that you can slip into firing range of your intended target, the Boomerang countermeasure system uses an array of microphones which will be able to instantly decipher the speed and direction of your shot, based on the muzzle report and the shock wave of the bullet as it zips past. Immediately, Boomerang knows where the shot came from, and even what kind of weapon was utilized. This system will reduce all future sniper missions to a Kamikaze endeavor. Therefore, it is a safe bet that prior to moving globalist controlled forces into an area to conduct a roundup of American citizens, BOSS and Boomerang will be employed to detect any possible resistance and eliminate the resistance by calling in a drone strike. Unfortunately, this technology is currently available.

 

Raise the Shields

This technology has come to so far that even if someone in your neighborhood struck a deal with al Qaeda and obtained a couple of RPG’s that the late Lybian Ambassador Stevens sold to the terrorists before he was murdered, it would not matter. The new DHS armored personnel carriers are being outfitted with the following technology which make them impervious to  harm.

 

 

Micro Air Vehicles

Maybe someone in your neighborhood struck a deal with al-Qaeda and obtained a couple of RPG’s that the late Ambassador from Libya sold to the terrorists before he was murdered by the administration to make the trail go cold and cover up the fact that our government, through the CIA was supplying weapons to terrorists in order to promote regime change. If you had an RPG, you might actually feel that you had a chance against the armored personnel carriers which will be used by DHS in a time of civil insurrection. Or, maybe you could shoot down a Predator B drone.

Do you remember the 2700 armored personnel carriers obtained by DHS? In the not too distant future, we will witness the fact that these vehicles will be virtually indestructible.

Mico-aerial vehicles (MAVS) is a game changing event. There is no way that a civilian insurgent force has the capacity to counter this technology. We know about the drones and they are deadly enough, but the MAV’s are more deadly. According to my sources, this technology is being beta tested in Afghanistan, which means that full deployment cannot be far behind.

Conclusion

What happens when these MAV’s incorporate the existing autonomous decision software? Well, that day is here. The autonomous decision-making in robots is so sophisticated and so integrated in the DARPA based military systems, that the University of Edinburgh actually teaches a class related to this technology.

Battlefield robots are already fully autonomous. How long will it be until these devices begin to become so self-aware that they will begin to see humanity as a threat? Certainly the movie industry has picked up on this idea. The technology presented in this article is primitive compared to where this is all headed and this will be the topic of the next article on “weapons of enslavement” which could potentially be used on the American people.

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There Is Hope In Understanding That A Great Economic Collapse Is Coming

The Economic Collapse
by Michael Snyder

Hope Despair - Public DomainIf you were about to take a final exam, would you have more hope or more fear if you didn’t understand any of the questions and you had not prepared for the test at all?  I think that virtually all of us have had dreams where we show up for an exam that we have not studied for.  Those dreams can be pretty terrifying.  And of course if you were ever in such a situation in real life, you probably did very, very poorly on that test.  The reason I have brought up this hypothetical is to make a point.  My point is that there is hope in understanding what is ahead of us, and there is hope in getting prepared.  Since I started The Economic Collapse Blog back in 2009, there have always been a few people that have accused me of spreading fear.  That frustrates me, because what I am actually doing is the exact opposite of that.  When a hurricane is approaching, is it “spreading fear” to tell people to board up their windows?  Of course not.  In fact, you just might save someone’s life.  Or if you were walking down the street one day and you saw someone that wasn’t looking and was about to step out into the road in front of a bus, what would the rational thing to do be?  Anyone that has any sense of compassion would yell out and warn that other person to stay back.  Yes, that other individual may be startled for a moment, but in the end you will be thanked warmly for saving that person from major injury or worse.  Well, as a nation we are about to be slammed by the hardest times that any of us have ever experienced.  If we care about those around us, we should be sounding the alarm.

Since 2009, I have published 1,211 articles on the coming economic collapse on my website.  Some people assume that I must be filled with worry, bitterness and fear because I am constantly dealing with such deeply disturbing issues.

But that is not the case at all.

There is nothing that I lose sleep over, and I don’t spend my time worrying about anything.  Yes, my analysis of the global financial system has completely convinced me that an absolutely horrific economic collapse is in our future.  But understanding what is happening helps me to calmly make plans for the years ahead, and working hard to prepare for what is coming gives me hope that my family and I will be able to weather the storm.

I do not believe in living my life in a state of fear, and I do not want anything that I write to ever cause fear in my readers.  The ancient Hebrew greeting “Shalom” is roughly translated as “peace” or “completeness”, and that is what we are constantly pursuing in my household.  My wife and I know that incredibly challenging times are coming, but we also know who we are, what our purpose is, and where we are headed.  We also believe that the greatest chapters of our lives are ahead even in the midst of all the chaos that is coming.

When times are the darkest, that is when light is needed the most.  Just think about it.  When you look back over history, what heroes do you admire the most?  If you truly think about it, almost all of those heroes arose during times of great adversity and conflict.

The years ahead can be a time of great adventure for you, or they can seem like hell on Earth.  It all depends on how you respond to your circumstances.

Do you want to know who is going to respond to the years ahead with fear, panic and depression?

The millions of people that have absolutely no idea what is coming and have made absolutely no preparations are going to be absolutely blindsided by the coming economic collapse.  Just like the 1930s, we are going to see people jumping out of windows and jumping in front of trains.  Others will sink into a state of despair so deep that nobody will ever be able to shake them out of it.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Over the past five years I have spent thousands of hours studying the coming economic collapse.  In my articles you can find tens of thousands of facts and statistics that prove that the U.S. economy is hurtling toward oblivion.

It is not always the most pleasant thing to write about, but it is the truth.  And that is what matters.  If you believe that I am wrong, prove it to me.  I work very hard to put out the most accurate information that I possibly can.  So if you can prove that I am wrong, I will change my mind.

But of course that is not going to happen.  As I have stated previously, anyone with half a brain should be able to see that we are living in the greatest debt bubble in human history.  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that the “too big to fail” banks are being extraordinarily reckless (derivatives, etc.).  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that our formerly great manufacturing cities are being transformed into crime-infested hellholes.  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that the middle class is dying.  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that the exact same patterns that led up to the great financial crisis of 2008 are happening again.  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that we simply cannot consume far more wealth than we produce as a nation indefinitely.  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that the incredibly foolish decisions that our politicians have been making for decades have placed us on a road to utter disaster.

So it doesn’t take anyone special to do what I am doing.  I am just a “watchman on the wall” sounding the alarm the best that I can.  And there are lots of others that are doing the same thing.  We are deeply concerned about where this nation is heading, and we have been pleading with our leaders to do something about it for a long time but they have not listened to us.

Since our leaders just continue doing “business as usual”, there is not going to be a solution to our problems on the national level.

So that is why I am encouraging people to get prepared for the hard times that are coming on a family level and a community level.

Unfortunately, it seems like some people always have an excuse for not getting prepared.  In fact, a few have even gone so far as to accuse me of being “anti-faith” for suggesting that people actually get off their couches and do something to help their families deal with the nightmare on the horizon.  They seem to have the attitude that we should all just sit back and wait for God to do everything for us.

So I am not quite sure why those people get up in the morning and go to work, since they should just “trust God” to deposit paychecks into their banks.  And I am not quite sure why they ever fill up the tanks of their vehicles with gasoline, because they should be able to “trust God” to put more gas there when they need it.

I covered all of this in much more detail in my previous article entitled “Is It ‘Anti-Faith’ To Prepare For The Coming Economic Collapse?

For now, let me just state that what those people are suggesting is the exact opposite of what the Bible teaches.  Trusting God is not about sitting back and doing nothing.  In the Scriptures, we are told that faith is about stepping out and taking action on what God has revealed to us.  That includes working hard, being wise and providing for our families.  For example, just check out Proverbs 6:6-11…

Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise. Which, having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.

How long will you sleep, O sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep— so will your poverty come upon you like a stalker, and your need as an armed man.

In the end, each one of us needs to make the decisions that we feel are best for our own families.

So that is why it is so incredibly important not to let someone else do your thinking for you.

In America today, the average person watches 153 hours of television a month.  In addition to that, we also spend countless hours watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, reading books and surfing the Internet.

What most Americans don’t realize is that there are just six giant corporations that control almost all of that content, and that makes them immensely powerful.

These giant media corporations are constantly manipulating our attitudes, opinions and beliefs.  And at this point most Americans seem quite content to remain “plugged into the matrix” and to allow corrupt corporate executives somewhere to do their thinking for them.

I urge you to break free from that system.

Do your own research and do your own thinking.

Don’t take what I say or what anyone else says as truth without critically examining it yourself.  This can be difficult at first, because in this nation our young people are no longer trained to think critically.  Instead, we are trained to just blindly accept whatever information the system feeds us.

George Orwell once said that “during times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act“.

That perfectly describes the era that we are currently living in.

The truth does not bring fear and despair.

Rather, the truth brings hope and it sets people free.

Share the truth with as many people as you can, because we live in a world that desperately needs it.

The Economic Collapse

America’s Second 9/11 Is Upon Us

The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges

America’s first 9/11 served to turn American into a police state under dictatorial control. In the name of protecting the people from experiencing a another 9/11, it became “necessary” to protect Americans from their Constitutional liberties in the name of fighting the “evil doers”.  After 9/11 we saw the creation of the American Stasi  and SS organizations in the name of the creation of the Fusion centers, the inception of the Department of Homeland Security, the growing menace of the sexual assault artists from the TSA, the creation of unconstitutional no fly lists, the creation of a government enemies list (i.e. MIAC Report), the implementation of  permanent detention under the NDAA, the implementation of an embedded police state surveillance grid under the NSA where no secret is safe and even our pastors became agents of the rogue government under the creation of the Clergy Response Teams.

When X-Files characters of  Mulder and Scully used to say “trust nobody”, they must have been talking about the time we are living in.

AMERICA’S SECOND 9/11 IS ALMOST UPON US!

 

America Is In the Early Days of An Economic Collapse

 

The absolute and complete destruction of the financial collapse headed our way, is going to manifest in three areas: (1) the theft of retirement accounts, (2) the theft of bank accounts, and (3) false flag(s)  distractions to cover the theft of bank accounts and retirement accounts.

The events listed above will arrive simultaneously and will be visited upon the American people like a thief in the night. There will no real warning, only a declared bank holiday that will be declared on a Friday late in the afternoon in order to minimize the publics volatility by planning the roll out of the event going into a weekend. There will be no announcement that your retirement accounts have been looted by the bankers, retirees will simply not receive their retirement checks. Your ATM cards will not work and grocery stores will begin to feel the strain through the weekend as some people will begin to see these events for what they are and begin panic buying and shortages will appear almost overnight. This is why America embarked on the 1033 plan to militarize the police because the military and the foreign troops training on our soil cannot be everywhere. This is also why we are seeing such an increased rate of police brutality across the country, because the police are being trained that the American people are the enemy and in this scenario, they are correct.

Military assets will have been positioned weeks prior to the collapse to contain the rioting that will ensue inside of cities experiencing the most civil unrest. There will be no 9/11 to call, you will be on your own. The rioting will begin in earnest by Tuesday or Wednesday following the closure of the banks. Why? Because most Americans have not prepared for what is coming and they are only nine meals away from life-threatening starvation. Within 72 hours of the commencement of civil unrest, many personnel connected to essential services will walk off the job in order to protect their families on a 24/7 basis. How do we know this is true, just look at what happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

When the banks initially close, cyber-terrorism will be the excuse. This will provide the excuse to deploy DHS, military and foreign military assets to the streets of America. Terrorist event will transpire within the same time frame.  The majority of Americans, who are asleep, will be propagandized that Al-qaeda and ISIS will be blamed.

This is all part of a the Continuity of Government drills that have been carried out in this country. This is why DHS purchased 2700 armored personnel carriers in the past two years as they are going to be deployed to protect the assets of organizations such as the Federal Reserve branches and corporate entities such as Goldman Sachs.

There are three significant moves which have led to the realization that economic collapse is imminent and the above scenario will be acted upon and these include the fact that the banksters have moved to protect their first level minions with survival gear, perceived “uncooperative” banksters have been murdered to keep them quiet which helps to explain the 36 mysterious banksters deaths and the G20 nations have announced they are preparing to steal all privately held bank accounts.

Moving to Protect the Banksters

Survival kits are to be deliver to  every major bank in the United States including Bank of America, American Express Bank, BMO Financial Corp., Capitol One Financial Corporation, Citigroup, Inc., JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo.

bank collapseBANKSTERS ASurvival supplies will also be delivered to OCC offices across the country to its 3800 employees. The primary mission of the OCC is to “ensure that national banks and federal savings associations operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations.” The OCC employees include bank examiners whose job it is to “Analyze loan and investment portfolios, funds management, capital, earnings, liquidity, sensitivity to market risk for all national banks and federal thrifts, and compliance with consumer banking laws for national banks and thrifts with less than $10 billion in assets.”

 

banksters 5Why is it necessary to provide bank examiners with this level of protection? Simple, bank examiners are not stupid. They know what is coming. When they are out in the field performing their job and a sudden bank holiday is declared they could be far away from home and have nothing but their car for protection. This is clearly a move to placate these critical pieces of the banking establishment. 

 

The federal government is spending $200,000 on the kits, according to the solicitation released on Dec. 4. 2014.

 

 

 

THIS IS THE CHEST PAIN BEFORE THE HEART ATTACK THAT WILL KNOWN AS AMERICA’S SECOND 9/11

 

 

The Rehearsal of the Theft of Your Bank Account

All nations belonging to the G20 will immediately submit and pass legislation that will fulfill a new investment program. This new program creates a whole new paradigm and set of rules whereby banks will no longer recognize your deposits as money.

bank-holiday2The theft of the people’s money has already been rehearsed by the powers that be in the banking industry. Regulators from the United States and the United Kingdom got together in a war room to see how they will cope when the next big bank fails.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, on November 10, 2014, ran a joint exercise simulating how they would prop up a large bank (e.g. Bank of America) with operations in both countries that has landed itself in trouble. Also taking part in the “bank failure drill” was Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, and the heads of a large number of other regulators, in a meeting hosted by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

 

Bank Accounts Have No Protection

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The globalists have been moving their fiat currency holdings to gold since the Spring of 2013. The price of gold was artificially manipulated by Goldman Sachs to drive down the price of gold in order to make it cheaper for the powers-that-be to purchase gold cheaply. You see, they know that very soon, there will no money left in the banks. You want proof? The best proof that the globalists are manipulating the price of gold comes from “Goldman Sachs (who), in the Spring of 2013, told their  that they recommend initiating a short COMEX gold position.”

 

The FDIC has only about $25 billion in its deposit insurance fund, which is mandated by law to keep a balance equivalent to only 1.15% of insured deposits.

 

If a banking collapse were to be on the near horizon, the banksters are not going to notify you because they would not want to incite a bank run. With only 1.15% of all deposits being insured by the FDIC, your money would be left vulnerable and only the elite would be warned as they quietly transfer their money to a safer haven, such as gold.

THE FDIC CANNOT PROTECT ACCOUNT HOLDERS. FOR THE 1% INTEREST YOU ARE RECEIVING ON YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, IT IS SITTING IN THE BANK WITH NO PROTECTION! AN ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IS HERE AND THIS IS WHY THE FDIC HELPED TO SPONSOR THE NOVEMBER 10, 2014 BANK COLLAPSE DRILL IN LONDON!

Hank Paulson, the architect of the Bailouts, said "there will be tanks in the streets. In 2008, this pathological liar was correct on this point

Hank Paulson, the architect of the Bailouts, said “there will be tanks in the streets. In 2008, this pathological liar was correct on this point

 

tanks 1tanks 2Your bank account has been collateralized against the derivatives debt. Hence, you had, in 2008, former CEO of Goldman Sachs and the Secretary of Treasury, Hank Paulson, telling a closed session of Congress that if they did not authorize the bailouts, there would be tanks in the street an ultimately, REVOLUTION! This was necessitated by the credit swap derivatives Ponzi scheme and the debacle that followed.

 

Further, the bankruptcy reform laws stemming from the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005, the credit swap derivatives counter-parties are given preference over all other creditors and customers of the bankrupt financial institution, including FDIC insured depositors.  This is why the G20 effectively stole your money last month by declaring your bank account to NOT be money!

 

When Will America’s Second 9/11 Occur?

It is a fool’s errand to predict dates because the banksters plan by objective. However, it is safe to say that it could happen at any time. It could happen this week or in a year. The only sure thing we can say is that the critical elements are being put into place and this will be the topic of a future article. IN THE MEANTIME, GET YOUR MONEY OUT OF THE BANK!

 

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Bush v. Clinton In 2016? New World Order Dream Matchup Being Touted As ‘Inevitable’

The American Dream
by Michael Snyder

Hillary Clinton - Photo by Marc NozellThe next presidential election is still nearly two years away, and yet the mainstream media is already telling Americans who they are supposed to vote for.  Now that Jeb Bush has all but officially declared that he is running for president, a “dream matchup” between Bush and Hillary Clinton is being touted as “inevitable”.  But is this what the American people actually want?  Most liberals seem to truly dislike Clinton, and most conservatives can’t stand Bush at this point.  And yet when the time comes, the big money donors will line up behind them and they will get far more media coverage than the other candidates.  Yes, there is still a chance that another establishment candidate such as Mitt Romney could jump ahead of Bush on the Republican side, and there is also a chance that Hillary Clinton may decide not to run at all (more on that below).  But when it is all said and done, it is virtually certain that Americans will have a choice between establishment candidate #1 and establishment candidate #2 on election day 2016, and that is absolutely sickening.

We have already had 20 years of Bush/Clinton, and if it is Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton in 2016 we will be guaranteed another four years.

The Bushes and Clintons are portrayed as “enemies” by the mainstream media, but that is not even close to the truth.  The two families have a long, friendly relationship, they have taken vacations together, and they even publicly joke with each other over social media.  The following is just one example that was recently highlighted in Time Magazine

Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton broadcast their unlikely bromance on social media Tuesday when Clinton posted a picture of himself reading Bush’s new book.

Bill Clinton Reading Bush's Book - Photo from Twitter

Clinton’s #HowAreYouStillNotOnTwitter hashtag is a reference to his President’s Day tweet this year, which ribbed the younger Bush for not having an account. This time, Bush responded. He posted Clinton’s tweet on Instagram with the caption, “Thanks, 42! Hope you like the book about your pal, #41. #HowAreYouSTILLNotOnInstagram #PresidentialGrammers #BrotherFromAnotherMother”.

And when it comes to politics, there is very little actually separating the two families on a practical basis.  That is why it seemed like nothing really changed no matter who was in the White House.  The truth is that the Bushes and the Clintons are both progressives that eagerly promote the globalist agenda of the New World Order elite.

But to this day, there are still many good conservatives that truly believe that George W. Bush is one of them.  Even when Laura Bush went on national television and declared that she is solidly pro-choice and that she enthusiastically supports gay marriage, that didn’t bother them.  All they know is that the Bushes are on the “red team” and that they have to do whatever they can to defeat the evil Democrats on the “blue team”.

And in 2016, Jeb Bush will tout himself as a “conservative” once again despite his ultra-liberal stances on important conservative issues such as immigration.  If he becomes president, he will probably fill up his cabinet with social liberals just like George W. Bush did, and everyone will still refer to him as a “conservative”.

How can people be so blind?

On Tuesday, Jeb Bush publicly announced that he plans to “actively explore” running for president.

In other words, he was sending a warning message to other potential Republican candidates that the “big dog” has arrived.

The following is the text of his announcement…

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Like many of you, our family was blessed with the opportunity to gather together over the recent Thanksgiving holiday.   

Columba and I are so proud of the wonderful adults our children have become, and we loved spending time with our three precious grandchildren.

We shared good food and watched a whole lotof football.

We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.

In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation. The PAC’s purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.

In the coming months, I hope to visit with many of you and have a conversation about restoring the promise of America.   

Best wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season. I’ll be in touch soon.

Onward,

Jeb Bush

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has been pretty much plotting to run in 2016 since one minute after Barack Obama’s victory in 2012.

But there are still a couple of things that could derail her seemingly “inevitable” path to the Democratic nomination.

Firstly, there are persistent whispers about Hillary’s health.  She is 67 years old right now, and election day is still two years away.  MSNBC has asked if Hillary is “too old” to be president, and there are rumors about brain cancer that Hillary just can’t seem to shake.

If Hillary does decide not to run, health will probably be the primary reason.

However, there is always the “Bill factor” to contend with as well.

Just like Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton has a very long list of women that have accused him of sexual crimes.  The following is an excerpt from a recent Daily Caller article

Eileen Wellstone, a 19-year-old English woman, said Clinton sexually assaulted her after she met him at a pub near the Oxford where Clinton was a student in 1969. In fact, Clinton was expelled from Oxford and earned no degree there.

Juanita Broaddrick, a volunteer in Clinton’s gubernatorial campaign, said he raped her in 1978. Mrs. Broaddrick suffered a bruised and torn lip, which she said she suffered when Clinton bit her during the rape. Broaddrick gave a stunning interview to NBC’s Lisa Myers about the assault.

The article goes on to list quite a few more.  If you are interested, you can read the rest of that article right here.

And you know what?

Despite everything that has gone on, Bill Clinton is still sleeping around.

In fact, according to Ronald Kessler’s new book entitled “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents“, one of his latest girlfriends was known as “the Energizer”, and sometimes she even brought cookies to the Secret Service agents that guard Bill…

Energizer, who is described as charming and friendly, sometimes brought cookies to the agents, according to the book excerpts.

One told Kessler: “It was a warm day, and she was wearing a low-cut tank top, and as she leaned over, her breasts were very exposed. They appeared to be very perky and very new and full … There was no doubt in my mind they were enhanced.”

Kessler also reports that Hillary’s Secret Service detail informs Bill’s Secret Service detail when the former first lady is coming home, so Bill has time to get Energizer off the property and clean up any evidence.

But despite how outrageous this is, we all know that the American people have a tendency to look the other way on things like this.

After all, they elected a con man named Barack Obama to the highest office in the land without ever really looking into his background much at all.

So that is why the Bushes, the Clintons and many of our other politicians act the way that they do.  They keep getting away with things over and over and over, so they just keep pushing the envelope.

In the end, we get the leaders that we deserve.

Let’s just hope that it is not a Bush or a Clinton in 2016.

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The American Government Loves Its People to Death

The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges

The fundamental and fiduciary responsibility that a government has is to protect its people. Not only has the government and its officials miserably failed in this duty, the health policies and related oversight poses the biggest threat to the health, safety and welfare of the American people.

The absolute totality of the full frontal assault that Americans are facing at the hands of government sanctioned entities (i.e. CDC, FDA) is overwhelming in its contemplation. The present American landscape is a war zone and American citizens are the targets for the poisoning of America.

time poisoning of us

 

Vaccine Manufacturers Inject Mercury, Aluminum, MSG and Formaldehyde Into Our Children

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Bill Gates, the biggest purveyor of vaccines in the world.

Bill Gates, the biggest purveyor of vaccines in the world.

The evidence is overwhelming, vaccines induce irreversible health effects of over the long haul. The efficacy of most vaccines can be called into question because of shoddy research practices (e.g. placing the majority of high placebo response subjects in the experimental group). Our autism rates are skyrocketing and many health professions, such as Dr. Andrew Wakefield, have laid the blame at the feet of the CDC which is now operating a criminal front organization and protector of vaccine manufacturers. The CDC and Congress just indemnified all pharmaceutical companies from any legal liability.  Is the government passing legislation protecting you from your own bad acts of negligence and malfeasance?

We will be hearing about Bill Gates a lot in the upcoming months as Ebola makes a comeback. Bill Gates has donated a total of $560 million dollars to the Global Fund. The Global Fund has also positioned themselves to be in charge of the distribution of the “newly developed”, and not yet announced vaccines for TB and HIV.  Since the goal is the vaccination of every man, woman and child on the planet with multiple vaccines, Gates’ $560 million contribution to the Global Fund is chump change compared to the expected ROI. However, on deck is the Ebola virus and its new vaccines set to debut early next year.

Big Pharma has been fined billions of dollars for their fraud and unsafe practices. Gardasil manufacturers and distributors continue their full frontal assault on the health of America’s young girls. Yet, nothing every changes. The fines are simply the cost of doing business and nobody goes to jail.

America’s Deadly Food Supply

 

monsantolandThe United States has the most unhealthy diets in the G20 nations.   America leads the world in obesity and health related issues related to diet. Most modern countries, 52 in all, require their food supply to be labeled. This is especially true when it comes to GMO’s.  GMO’s are pure poison to our food supply. The American people are Monsanto’s guinea pigs and their cash cow at the same time.

As Americans, we have a fundamental right to make informed choices as to what we put into our bodies. Parents have a right to protect their children from unsafe and unproven food. However, when one goes shopping in today’s grocery stores, American consumers are playing Russian Roulette with their health because  Americans are consuming unknown quantities of unknown composition from Monsanto created Frankenfoods (i.e. GMO’s).

 

Reporters Steve Wilson and Jane Akre revealed the shocking truth that natural “foodists” have suspected for quite some time, in that almost all of the milk sold in the United States is a cancer-causing concoction full of a growth hormone manufactured by Monsanto called ‘Posilac,’ or ‘BGH,’ otherwise known as ‘rBGH’ or bovine growth hormone. The end result Fox piece was a damning condemnation of Monsanto and what it was doing to the nation’s milk supply.

On the Friday before Monday’s air date, Monsanto’s lawyer faxed a letter to Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News in New York, claiming that the series was biased and unscientific. Fox pulled the series for “further review.”

After the Florida station’s general manager, who had a background in investigative reporting, meticulously verified the damning contents in the show, he verified that every statement was accurate and unbiased. The station re-scheduled the series for the following week. Monsanto’s attorney immediately sent another, more strongly worded letter to Ailes, this time indicating that the news story “could lead to serious damage to Monsanto and dire consequences for Fox News.” The airing was postponed indefinitely and public safety “be damned”.

Fox fired the Florida station’s general manager and news manager to avoid Monsanto’s threatened retribution. Reporters Akre and Wilson “were repeatedly instructed to include unverified and even some outright false statements by Monsanto’s dairy research director.” In one instance, they were told to include a statement that milk from rbGH-injected cows is the same and as safe as milk from untreated cows. The reporters said that management even threatened to fire them if the statement was not forthcoming in the upcoming report. In other words the fix was on and Fox became Monsanato’s partner in crime and the public’s health was the end result.

When the now beleaguered reporters showed the evidence to Fox’s lawyer that Monsanto’s claims were not true, Fox’s lawyer replied, “You guys don’t get it, it isn’t about whether you have your facts right or whether it’s true. It’s the fact that we don’t want to put up $200,000 to go up against Monsanto.”

Fox suspended the two reporters and then subsequently fired them. Akre and Wilson sued the Fox station based upon whistle blower protection laws and were awarded. The jury awarded Akre $425,000, agreeing that her dismissal was in retaliation for her threat to tell the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about the station’s plan to report false information on television and that the withholding of that information would endanger the public’s health and welfare.

On appeal, the case was overturned. It turns out that lying on TV is not against the law. The FCC’s policy against news distortion is a policy, not a “rule, law, or regulation,” so the Florida’s whistle-blower law did not apply. Furthermore, in a move certain to chill future whistleblowers, the court used the “Non-Prevailing Party Pays” provision of the state’s whistleblower protection act to rule that Akre and Wilson pay nearly $200,000 of Fox’s legal fees.

Welcome to America where we bankrupt reporters for trying to save the public’s health and Monsanto is rewarded for intentionally bringing harm to our citizens as the American legal system perverts the law to protect the guilty and harm the innocent.

 

 

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the prostitute for Monsanato. For a chance at career advancement, the officials at the FDA have sold the country’s health interests, and even their own family’s health interests, down the proverbial river.

 

French Research Scientists Condemn GMO’s and Their Related Health Effects

 

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is prepared to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified produce following an alarming new study that throws the safety of the food into doubt. The European report, based upon a French study on GMO’s  and their health effects on rats,  claimed that 200 rats fed GM corn produced by Monsanto had suffered the growth of life-threatening tumors the size of ping-pong balls.

Monsanto has been strangely silent on the matter. However, French scientist, Joel Spiroux, has called for new rules on GMO foods as he stated “Current regulation tests are conducted over three months, but the really serious diseases, such as the death of rats due to tumors, occur only in the fourth month. “Therefore these tests give no real information about the effects of genetically modified food on health over a lifetime.”

The lesson here is simple, the American people have found one more government agency that is in the hip pocket of a corporate oligarchical structure as the FDA cannot be trusted to carry out its mandate to protect the American people. Meanwhile, American diabetes rates, cancer rates and obesity rates skyrocket in comparison to the rest of the world where GMO foods are labeled and can be easily avoided by an aware public.

 

 

 

 

Even liberal Hollywood figures have spoken out against Monsanto’s GMO’s as we see in the following video.

 

 

The Tip of the Iceberg

tip of the iceberg

This article does not even scratch the surface. Our water is being poisoned. Our cell phones have scientifically been linked to brain cancer, despite the FDA’s best attempts to obfuscate the truth. We have witnessed the rise of mystery illnesses of which the government is fully aware. Federally mandated light bulbs are highly toxic and if broken, pose a series of dire health threats. Of course no discussion on this topic would be complete without a mention of Fukushima in which the government changed its threshold of safe radiation and increased it by a factor of 10 following the Fukushima meltdown. Some estimates place the radiation levels at 50,000 times the previous levels. Ocean life and soon to be human life are going extinct in the path of the radiation cloud and the danger is nowhere close to being over. And let’s not forget about Gardasil, VIOXX, Obamacare’s death panels, the quarter of million of us that will die to due to managed healthcare restrictions on treatment protocols in hospitals. Twenty thousand people, in Phoenix, have awakened to the fact that the smart meters are a significant threat and have demanded their removal and the numbers are growing. I am sorry we did not have the time or the space to mention MSG, dental fillings and of course, the globalist favorite, transhumanism.

The American government and this present administration do indeed love its American people to death.

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