Retail sales decline for the second straight month in a row. Foot traffic and restaurant sales decline which show people are cutting back and is an indicator that the economy is breaking down. GDP is now estimated at .5% and this is the manipulated number. The real GDP number is in the negative range. The good guys along with Trump are preparing the US for the collapse of the system and the end of the Fed. The deep state is pushing their agenda. All the noise coming from the corporate is the push to get people into going along with the deep states plan. Be prepared for some type of an event. Trump and the good guys are draining the swamp, getting the corporate media on his side to hatch their plan. Take a step back and look for the messages.
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Current News – 04.15.2017
- For the second month in a row, retail sales declined in March as ‘hard’ data fails to live up to ‘soft’ data’s hype. This is the biggest 2-month tumble in retail sales in over 2 years.
The full breakdown shows the biggest declines in building materials and motor vehicles.
- this drop in sales should not be total surprise as real average weekly earnings has now failed to rise for 3 straight months.
- Two more ‘hard’ data series to add to the list that dismiss the hope embedded in all the soft survey data...
- This thermometer for discretionary spending is the first to react when consumers hit their limits.
- Foot traffic at chain restaurants in March dropped 3.4% from a year ago. Menu prices couldn’t be increased enough to make up for it, and same-store sales fell 1.1%. The least bad region was the Western US, where sales inched up 1.2% year-over-year and traffic fell only 1.7%, according to TDn2K’s Restaurant Industry Snapshot. The worst was the NY-NJ Region, where sales plunged 4.6% and foot traffic 6.3%.
- The February debacle was blamed on $65 billion in delayed tax refunds from the IRS, as mandated by Congress, to allow the IRS to get its arms around a large-scale identity-theft problem. But by mid-February, the floodgates opened and record amounts of tax refunds started pouring out. By the end of February, the IRS was pretty much caught up. So March, with all this money sloshing around in bank accounts, was expected to be better. But no.
- The industry had hoped that the flood of IRS tax refunds would goose March sales, but that didn’t happen.
- Restaurant spending is a thermometer for discretionary spending, which varies with how well consumers are doing, and it’s the first to react. When consumers hit their limits, the first things they cut are discretionary items, such as eating out. So this is another warning sign percolating up from beneath the surface.
- And there may well be more beneath the surface
- Source: wolfstreet.com
- Just over two months ago, the Atlanta Fed “calculated” that Q1 GDP was going to be a pleasant 3.4%, confirming that the Fed had made the correct decision by hiking not only in December, but also last month. Since then, the Fed’s own GDP estimate has crashed in almost linear fashion, and as of this morning – after the latest disappointing retail sales report – it had plunged to just 0.5%, which if accurate would make Q1 the weakest quarter going back three years to Q1 2014.
The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2017 is 0.5 percent on April 14,
- Putting the Atlanta Fed’s forecast in context, a 0.5% GDP would mark the weakest quarter in 37 years, or going back to 1980, in which the Fed hiked rates. T
- WikiLeaks has released evidence showing that the CIA ordered agents to hack French presidential favorite Marin Le Pen in an effort to thwart her soaring popularity.
- Agents working within the CIA’s human intelligence (“HUMINT”) and digital espionage (“SIGINT”) service were tasked with targeting all French political parties in the seven months that preceded the 2012 French election.
- The new deployment, which US African Command (AFRICOM) is presented as a simple training operation, will be the first time US ground troops are officially deployed to Somalia, though of course the US has had some special forces present on the ground on and off, conducting occasional operations and spotting for US airstrikes.
- AFRICOM also insists the new deployment was at the request of the Somali government, though indications in recent weeks has indicated that military officials have been pushing for an escalation of US intervention in the country at any rate, aimed at fighting al-Shabaab.
- The U.S. Military, apparently eager to test a huge out-dated bomb – anacronym “MOAB” for “Mother Of All Bombs” – dropped one for the first time in the sparsely populated mountains of Afghanistan this week.
- The goal was apparently to fulfill Trump’s earlier campaign promise to ~”Bomb the hell out of ISIS.”
- “I vehemently and in strongest words condemn the dropping of the latest weapon, the largest non-nuclear bomb, on Afghanistan by US military,” Karzai said in a Twitter post.
- Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden wrote on his Twitter page that Pentagon’s recent test in Afghanistan of a powerful non-nuclear bomb targeted tunnels that were possibly built by the United States in the 1980s. “Those mujahedeen tunnel networks we’re bombing in Afghanistan? We paid for them,” Snowden wrote, attaching an excerpt from a 2005 New York Times article, which suggested that the construction of the Tora Bora cave complex in the province of Nangarhar was financed by the CIA in 1980. At that period, Washington supported mujahedeen, who fought against the Soviet military in the country.
- CIA Director Mike Pompeo has accused WikiLeaks of siding with the world’s dictators and endangering the security of the “free world”.
- In his first public appearance since taking his post in the Trump administration, Pompeo called the whistleblower organization a “non-state hostile intelligence service” abetted by state actors like Russia.
- “It’s time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia” he said.
- “The Russian propaganda outlet RT actively collaborated with WikiLeaks,” Pompeo added, repeating the unsubstantiated allegation by Hillary Clinton’s campaign from October 2016, when RT reported on the daily disclosures of emails from Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta.
Mike Pompeo was sharing Wikileaks documents on his Congressional Twitter account less than a year ago
- Our new CIA director, Mike Pompeo, made a few comments today regarding claims by both Assad and Putin that the chemical attack in Idlib was staged.
- He declined to provide proof that could put this debate to rest, saying ‘there are things that were used to form the base of our conclusions that we can’t reveal.’ Then he went on to discredit Putin, by pointing to previous instances when the Russian leader was less than forthcoming — such as eastern Ukraine and the Malaysian airliner incident.
- China’s largest carrier was said to suspend flights to Pyongyang, the Japanese government has asked the U.S. to provide advance consultation if it is about to launch military action against North Korea,
- , the Japanese government is contemplating five potential emergency responses should a military clash break out between the US and North Korea:
- Logistical support by Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) in the event of a local conflict
- Use of force by the SDF in the event of a full scale war
- Protection of Japanese citizens in South Korea
- Preparation for armed attacks against Japan
- Civil protection and response to evacuees
- So in case airstrikes do begin, will Japan get involved on the offensive, in breach of its constitution, and a development that would in turn put both China and Russia on edge?
- While in theory, the SDF is supposed to jointly respond with U.S. forces according to how a contingency on the Korean Peninsula would develop, however in practice a Japanese response would likely be limited:
- The most realistic SDF activity would be logistics support for the U.S. military. The SDF is permitted to supply ammunition to U.S. forces and refuel ready-to-fly fighter jets, among other measures, in situations that do not constitute an armed attack
- This report provides unambiguous evidence that the White House Intelligence Report (WHR) of April 11, 2017 contains false and misleading claims that could not possibly have been accepted in any professional review by impartial intelligence experts. The WHR was produced by the National Security Council under the oversight of the National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster.
- The WHR asserts that it reviewed commercial video evidence and concluded that sarin came from the crater next to a man. Other video frames show unprotected workers in the crater showing no evidence of sarin poisoning at the same time the dead birds are being packaged. The URLs to this and a related video are contained in this report.
- The evidence presented herein is from two selected videos which are part of a larger cache of videos that are available on YouTube. These videos were uploaded to YouTube in the time period between April 5, 2017 and April 7, 2017. Analysis of the videos shows that all of the scenes taken at the site where the WHR claims was the location of a sarin release indicate significant tampering with the site. Since these videos were available roughly one week before the White House report was issued on April 11, this indicates that the office of the WHR made no attempt to utilize the professional intelligence community to obtain accurate data in support of the findings in the report.
- The video evidence shows workers at the site roughly 30 hours after the alleged attack that were wearing clothing with the logo “Idlib Health Directorate.” These individuals were photographed putting dead birds from a birdcage into plastic bags. The implication of these actions was that the birds had died after being placed in the alleged sarin crater. However, the video also shows the same workers inside and around the same crater with no protection of any kind against sarin poisoning.
- These individuals were wearing honeycomb face masks and medical exam gloves. They were otherwise dressed in normal streetwear and had no protective clothing of any kind.
- The honeycomb face masks would provide absolutely no protection against either sarin vapors or sarin aerosols. The masks are only designed to filter small particles from the air. If there were sarin vapor, it would be inhaled without attenuation by these individuals. If the sarin were in an aerosol form, the aerosol would have condensed into the pours in the masks, and would have evaporated into a highly lethal gas as the individuals inhaled through the mask. It is difficult to believe that such health workers, if they were health workers, would be so ignorant of these basic facts.
- In addition, other people dressed as health workers were standing around the crater without any protection at all.
- VIDEO #1:
- Dead Birds Video:
- Note: Please see original .pdf uploaded here for more organized presentation of the screenshots.
- VIDEO # 2:
- Idlib Health Directorate Tampering with Alleged Sarin Dispersal Site Video
Trump and the good guys, he is not doing this alone.
- Trump called out fake news
- Corporate Media and Deep State fought him on it, wasn’t getting anywhere
- Deep State was pushing to remove certain individuals and were not going to stop
- Trump received intel that the deep state is pushing for war, Trump changed tactics, need to convince the corporate media, cia, deep state he was with them, the entire operation would have to be covert, people who voted for him will hate him in the beginning, they will despise him, call him names, feel ashamed
“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” Mark Twain
5. Trump has Bannon removed, this was done on purpose
6. Trump receives intel from cia/deep state about a chemical attack, Trump knows the CIA/Deep state is providing fake intel/fake news
7. During Trumps speech he mentions the babies, he said and I quote “Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack.” he is referring to the fake stories about babies in the incubators in Kuwait, how the deep state is using this fake news
he mentioned terrorism and he said the following in his speech
Tonight I call on all civilized nations in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types. He is talking about the paid mercenaries, al-qaeda, isis, al shaab etc. Civilized nations to stop terrorism, which countries are truly stopping terrorism, Russia, China etc…
8. . Trump takes intel and pushes to strike Syria with 59, Trump has sent all of us a message, if we know where to look and how to read his messages .
Number 59 is a mix of the vibrations of the numbers 5 and 9.Number 5 resonates with learning life lessons through experience, personal freedom and free-will. Number 9 brings its attributes of humanitarianism, leading by positive example, Divine and inner-wisdom, generosity and benevolence the awakening. Number 9 also relates to endings and conclusions.
Number 59 is a message from your angels that sweeping, positive changes are ahead of you. You are asked to let go of the ‘old’ with love and gratitude and make room for the ‘new’ to enter your life. Be assured that these life changes will have long-term positive effects on many levels.
8. Trump, warns syria and Russia ahead of time, Trump speaks with Putin, they agree on the strike, Russia brings down many of the missiles by jamming them.The targets he hit really did not damage, there was no clear objective
Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia. At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2017
I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! U.S.A.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2017
9. Corporate media go along with Trump, they turn and they are on his side,
10. Trump talked about draining the swamp, this is what he is doing, he is exposing all those people in his administration and out of his administration.
10. the deep state now push for war, the corporate media pushes the propaganda hard, Trump meets with Chinese President, they are working together to get rid of the deep state.
11. The Mother of all bombs is dropped on Afghanistan, this was to hit the CIA tunnels, hit the assets of the deep state, this is why he used an outdated bomb
12. Corporate media says Trump ready to invade NK if a test takes place,
13. Pentagon Denies Reports US May Attack North Korea Over Nuclear Test Plans
14. The deep state is now pushing for war, says NK will test a nuclear weapon on April 15 Bloomberg ” accidentally” prints that NK fired a missile, trying to start the war. It doesn’t work
15. Deep state will get desperate, they report on how NK has new missile systems, submarine missiles, there have been stories about a submarine of the coast of California, deep state will most likely try a false flag, hit the strike group, fire missile into south Korea or have a missile launch from a sub in the pacific to make it look like a NK did it.
We see an image of Donald Trump sitting atop the world holding a scepter and orb, similar to the crown jewels of the United Kingdom, symbols of the Monarchy. This is odd ornamentation for an American president
we might assume this were The Emperor card. What does this suggest about Donald Trump – that he will rule like a monarch?
in traditional Emperor card, the Emperor holds the scepter in his right hand and the globe in the left. This indicates that Trump received the world power instead of conquering it.
Trump will reign/rain down Judgment upon the elite and expose the lies and deceptions of the shadow government. The Judgment card is all about exposing the shadows and waking up the dead. However the Thoth Tarot deck renames the Judgment card as the Aeon card.
The Aeon is the symbol for the Rise of Phoenix, it stands for a time of insight, the true understanding of the circle of life, of growing and fading. The card tells us that we should leave our ‘frog perspective’ and watch the things from a higher level, that the time has come to face the new, that we need a good overview to build our ‘Utopia’.
The phrases, Rise of Phoenix, and build our ‘Utopia’ (in quotes) are loaded with New World Order subtext. This description calls for a higher level understanding of events, rather than the ‘frog perspective’ which sits in a pot of increasingly boiling water. Does this perhaps refer to a high level understanding of some greater occult game at play?
In older decks the Aeon is called ‘Judgment’, dealing with resurrection and redemption.
17. A leader does not care about being reelected, a politician does
A true leader wants nothing more than to make people stand on their own, as leaders in their own right. Instead of trying to blind us with his or her brilliance, a true leader reflects our own light back to us, so that we may see ourselves anew.
A true leader shakes people from their reverie and tells them, “No, you don’t need to live a life of desperation and confusion. Yes, you do have the ability to find meaning in your life, and the unique skills to fulfill that meaning. You are an important link in a chain of generations past; you have a legacy worth preserving and a future worth fighting for.”
A true leader shows us that our world is indeed heading somewhere and that we control its movement. That we need not be at the mercy of personal prejudices or the prevailing political wind. That none of us are subservient to history or nature — that we are history and nature. That we can rid the world of war and hate and ignorance, and obliterate the borders separating race from race, rich from poor.
A true leader does not want followers; he wants to teach others how to be leaders. He does not want control; he wants the truth. He does not impose his leadership on others, nor does he take away anyone’s autonomy. He inspires by love, not coercion. When it comes time to take credit, he makes himself invisible; but he is the first to arrive at the time of need, and he will never shrink away in fear. He is so passionate about your welfare that when you consult him for guidance, it is like coming face to face with yourself for the first time.