Odds and Ends in the News
Jul 22, 2019
I got back from Colorado last evening. The memorial service went well. I spoke for a few minutes on the difference between spirit, soul, and body in relation to the issue of death and life. I tried to keep it simple, but there were some who were a bit overwhelmed, I’m sure. Even so, I think that the majority understood what I was saying, especially since I only spoke for about ten minutes.
It was good to see friends that I had not seen in many years. I was able to update our relationship and to learn about the changes in their lives.
The memorial service was held on Friday, followed by the interment on the side wall of a mausoleum. I had never witnessed anything like that in the past. I suppose Franz wanted to get a jumpstart on everyone at the resurrection.
On Saturday about 20 people came to visit and fellowship throughout the afternoon and evening. We had a great time once again listening to their stories and experiences and answering various questions. Then on Sunday morning five of us gathered at a Perkins restaurant for brunch and were able to visit for a few more hours. Bill then took me to the airport for the flight home.
I did not see any particular connection between this trip to Denver and Hurricane Barry. Perhaps we might see something later, but there was nothing obvious that I could see.
On July 12 Congress passed a bill to make the coming Guantanamo Bay trials public.
The House of Representatives moved Friday to make military commissions held at Guantanamo Bay more transparent by paving the way for proceedings to be broadcast online.
An amendment potentially broadening the public’s access to the proceedings was included in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act considered on Capitol Hill.
Offered by Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat, the measure authorizes military judges at Guantanamo Bay “to order arrangements for remote public viewing of the proceedings via internet.”
The amendment was passed by a voice vote and included in the version of the NDAA subsequently approved by the House.
Adam Schiff may regret his push to make these public. Many believe that the Democrat-controlled House were tricked once again. Time will tell. Fulford is calling these coming trials “Nuremberg 2.0” in his latest bulletin, dated July 22, 2019.
Pentagon sources described these hearings as “Nuremberg 2.0” and said the U.S. Department of Defense is installing cameras at various bases to broadcast the ongoing military tribunals. The tribunals have started opening the over 110,000 sealed indictments from across the U.S., they say.
We are also now finding out that Jeffrey Epstein, the Mossad pedophile blackmailer, was both a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.
Since these organizations were created by the Rockefeller family, it looks like Epstein was their servant.
“The Zionists are panicking because the Jewish Federal Prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, and the Jewish Federal Judge Richard Berman [we do not know if they are related] appointed by Bill Clinton did not recuse, but denied $100M bail to Mossad’s Epstein,” the Pentagon sources note.
Deutsche Bank’s Latest Woe
It appears that Deutsche Bank got thrown under the bus by Goldman Sachs.
Just when it seemed that the biggest (if not for long) German bank, already reeling from the biggest mass layoffs since Lehman, couldn't possibly bear any more bad news, along comes the US government with yet another potentially criminal investigation, this time over Deutsche Bank's involvement with the sprawling, multibillion-dollar Malaysian development fraud scandal that toppled a prime minister, crippled Goldman Sachs stock and stretched from Hollywood to Wall Street.
According to the WSJ, the DOJ is investigating whether the German bank violated foreign corruption or anti-money-laundering laws in its work for the 1Malaysia Development Bhd. fund, or 1MDB, which included helping the fund raise $1.2 billion in 2014 as concerns about the fund’s management and financials had begun to circulate.
So how did Deutsche Bank get thrown into yet another scandal? It turns out that DB was snitched out by former Goldman banker, Tim Leissner, the man who was ground zero in the original 1MDB scandal, and who ended up costing Goldman billions in dollar in market cap as its stock tumbled last year as its role in the biggest Malaysian corruption scandal got exposed, and according to some, cost Lloyd Blankfein his job. As it turns out, Leissner is now cooperating with authorities, and among his "good Samaritan" duties decided to throw the one bank that has more dirt on it than Goldman: Deutsche Bank. As we have reported extensively in the past, prosecutors have been investigating similar issues at Goldman, where Leissner, a former managing director, pleaded guilty last year and admitted to earlier helping siphon off billions of dollars from the fund.
For those who are unfamiliar, a quick rundown of events: 1MDB, a sovereign wealth fund, turned into a major global scandal after billions of dollars were drained from it between 2009 and 2014, leading to multiple government investigations and the downfall of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak who was especially close with former US president, Barak Obama.
We have to wonder how long Deutsche Bank can keep its nose above water before collapsing and taking down the entire world banking system with it.