Earlier this week, Assange announced that WikiLeaks has more information from their collection of hacked Clinton emails, with the latest revelations proving that Hillary Clinton worked to illegally arm the Muslim rebels (including ISIS) in Syria. Dr. Paul told RT that if Assange is being honest, and there is no reason to doubt his veracity, then Hillary Clinton “deliberately and blatantly lied” to Congress and did so while under oath.
Remember, back during Congressional hearings in 2013 Hillary Clinton denied, while under oath, that she had any knowledge of a weapons running program with the Muslim rebels in Syria. Assange now contends that WikiLeaks has gathered more than 17,000 emails about Libya, and in that group of emails is proof that Clinton was the driving force behind weapons being sent to the rebels in Syria, including ISIS.
On Tuesday, Assange told liberal outlet Democracy Now, “So, those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates. So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails. There’s more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s collection, that we have released, just about Libya alone.”
Is this the next step in the Hillary Clinton story? Will we now be forced to speculate about whether or not she’ll be brought to justice for yet another crime? How many of her criminal acts can be uncovered without her actually facing any penalty for her actions? John Gotti would be jealous to learn that this woman was usurping his role as the new “Teflon Don” of American crime families…
Hillary Clinton has tried to save herself from her latest email scandal with rhetoric that poses a dangerous threat to our democracy and even world peace.
According to Snopes Lucas was found dead on his bathroom floor.
So, to summarize, courtesy of Janet Tavakoli, the so far this election cycle:
Julian Assange, the editor of Wikileaks, has now suggested that Russia was not behind the hack which leaked 20,000 DNC emails, as previously thought.
In an interview with Russia Today, Assange said, “Russia has been brought up by Hillary Clinton just a few days ago, so I think it is necessary to address what Wikileaks feels is its perception of its own publication.”
Assange has consistently pledged to release a “lot more” on Hillary Clinton and the corruption of the Clinton Foundation in the coming weeks.
As John Williams has made clear, the monthly payroll jobs number consists mainly of an add-on factor of 200,000 jobs. These jobs are a product of the assumption in the Birth-Death Model that new business ventures create more unreported new jobs than the unreported job losses from business failures. If we sustract out this made-up number, July saw a gain of 55,000 jobs, not enough to keep up with population growth. Even the 55,000 figure is overstated according to John Williams’ report: “The gimmicked, headline payroll gain of 255,000 more realistically should have come in below zero, net of built-in upside biases.”
In other words, the 255,000 jobs are the product of a virtual reality created by a faulty model and manipulations of seasonal adjustments. Williams says the real rate of unemployment is not the claimed 4.9% figure but 23%.
Even if we assume that 255,000 jobs were created in July, the news remains bad, because the jobs claimed are mainly lowly paid part time jobs without benefits and provide insufficient income to support an independent existence. This is why so many employed young people
continue to live at home with their parents.
continue to live at home with their parents.
The labor force participation rate, a measure of labor market strength, is far below where it was 22 years ago. The low participation rate is inconsistent with the claimed 4.9% rate of unemployment.
Real GDP growth has been flat since 2009. The government produces the illusion of growth by understating Inflation.
The conclusion is that Washington lies about the economy just as it lies about everything else.
The liquidity provided by the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, Bank of Japan, and Bank of England inflates the prices of stocks and bonds and keeps the stock market near its high. The inflated stock market creates the impression that the economy is strong. But, of course, if the economy were strong, interest rates would not be zero.
The house of cards will not forever stand.
Rigged Game: Ever Wonder How Wall Street Analysts Are So Good At Forecasting? Hint, It's Not Their Excel Skills
Our readers should have little doubt at this point about our view on the integrity of wall street and equity markets. In fact, we just spoke yesterday about all the little accounting games that companies play to "beat" earnings estimates in a post entitled "Mind The "GAAP" (Or How The Game Is Really 'Rigged')."
Well, CFOs can't bear the full burden of earnings management, they need complicit "independent" counterparts on wall street as well. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal points out how public companies use wall street analysts to manage quarterly earnings expectations and ultimately their stock prices. The article summarizes the quarterly dance played out between wall street analysts and investor relations teams to "manage" earnings down to a level that is ultimately "beatable" and thus produces a nice stock bounce on earnings day. Analysts, of course, are willing partners in the game because being a "team player" means better access to management teams, better attendance at bank-hosted conferences and the added benefit of very "accurate" forecasting for hedge fund clients that pay handsomely for their efforts.