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Vigilant News 4.6.22 Clinton/Epstein Revelations, Bin Laden’s Niece Files Complaint, Brian Stelter Done For?

In today’s episode, we discuss recent revelations regarding Jeffery Epstein and Bill Clinton, Osama Bin Laden’s Niece filing a human rights complaint regarding the treatment of the Jan. 6th political prisoners, and rumors of Brian Stelter’ getting canned by CNN.

10 Food Additives You Should Cut From Your Diet

Ryan DeLarme,
11/22/2021

A myriad of dubious chemicals has been introduced into our food supply in the last 120 years. This is a difficult truth that many can’t seem to reconcile, as most of us have been consuming ultra-processed foods since birth.  

Even everyday household products and cosmetic items that are inhaled, applied to the skin, or absorbed through the scalp, can contain a bevy of harmful chemicals. The sum total of the overwhelming presence of these chemicals has been linked to nearly every modern chronic affliction and disease, particularly various forms of cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Two recent examples of everyday products which were finally admitted to being carcinogenic are Monsanto’s pesticide Round-Up (Glyphosate) and Johnson and Johnson’s baby talc powder (asbestos). 

There are many off-ramps on the highway to truth. When faced with an inconvenient truth, most people will search for confirmation of their preferred reality, and the AMA, the FDA, the chemical/ pharmaceutical companies in conjunction with the colleges and media outlets they fund are all too willing to provide that comfortable numbing to the truth. The most notable example that comes to mind is an extremely neurotoxic chemical called fluoride which has been added to the public water supply in most municipal areas. Fluoride is known to interrupt the basic function of nerve cells in the brain, causing more docile and submissive behavior as well as IQ devastation.  Fluoride has never been proven to prevent tooth decay, according to Dr. Robert Carton, a former scientist for the EPA, “Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century, if not all time.”  

But fluoride isn’t the only harmful additive that exists in our food and water, not by a long shot. Let’s take a look at 10 lesser-known additives that also have a negative effect on our wellbeing:

  1. Artificial Sweeteners (Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame, Saccharin, Neotame, )

There are at least 5 artificial sweeteners that have been outed as neurotoxic, carcinogenic, and/or allergenic; Aspartame being the most prevalent and possibly the most damaging of them all. When searching for information on aspartame, depending on which search engine you’re using, you will find (as with most controversial topics) two separate realities: the reality where huge corporations, the medical institutes, and media outlets that they fund dismiss all negative claims directed at aspartame or the reality where current and former MD’s around the world as well as former EPA scientists are trying to raise awareness about the dangers of said sweetener. 

You’ll find testimonials by all manner of “experts” and important-sounding people endorsing aspartame while denouncing those “aspartame alarmists” as lunatics, citing studies conducted by the same pharma funded institutes giving the illusion of unbiased science; but you will also find scientific papers the world over showing the exact opposite. Since only one of these realities can be objectively true you have to ask yourself, who is more incentivized to lie? The corporations profiting from hazardous products or the folks who are putting their careers on the line to raise awareness?

Aspartame is an excitotoxin, a substance that overexcites cells to the point of damage or death, and is commonly found in diet/zero sugar sodas, jello, sugar-free gum, drink mixes, sugar-free sports drinks, baking goods, tabletop sweeteners like Nutrasweet, kool-aid, ice tea, chewable vitamins, breath mints, toothpaste, and mouthwash. It was listed as a potential biochemical weapon by the Pentagon. In the peer-reviewed journal, Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health, Dr. Woodrow Monte wrote: “When diet sodas and soft drinks, sweetened with aspartame, are used to replace fluid loss during exercise and physical exertion in hot climates, the intake of methanol can exceed 250 mg/day or 32 times the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended limit of consumption for this cumulative poison.” The effects of aspartame are documented by the FDA’s own data. In 1995 the agency was forced, under the Freedom of Information Act, to release a list of aspartame symptoms reported by thousands of victims. From 10,000 consumer complaints, the FDA compiled a list of 92 symptoms, including death.

A report of a 1980 FDA Board of Inquiry, comprised of three independent scientists, confirmed that aspartame  “might induce brain tumors.” The FDA had previously banned aspartame based on this finding, that is until establishment Republican and American Businessman Donald Rumsfeld, while president of  G.D. Searle (the company that originally held the aspartame patent) vowed that he’d “call in his markers,” to get it approved. Eventually, Monsanto bought out Searle and was untroubled by aspartame’s clouded history. You can read more about Rumsfeld here.

This information barely attempts to scratch the surface when it comes to the dangers and shady history associated with aspartame. 

  1. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

High Fructose Corn Syrup is a highly-refined artificial sweetener which has become the number one source of calories in America. HFCS is found in just about all processed foods, packs on pounds faster than any other ingredient, increases your LDL Cholesterol levels, contributes greatly to the development of diabetes and tissue damage, promotes cancer, stimulates fat accumulation in the liver, increases the risk of heart disease, and increased mercury intake. Here are some statistics as of September 2016:

  • Americans consume an average of 50 grams of HFCS every day. 
  • HFCS now represents more than 40 percent of caloric sweeteners added to foods and beverages and is the sole caloric sweetener in soft drinks in the U.S. 
  • HFCS has been shown to increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.
  • Consumption of HFCS increased more than 1,000 percent between 1970 and 1990, far exceeding the intake changes of any other food or food group, and is a main factor in our current obesity epidemic.
  • HFCS can cause leaky gut syndrome.
  • HFCS contains up to 570 micrograms of health-hazardous mercury per gram.
  • HFCS has been shown to promote cancer.
  • The average 20-ounce soda contains 15 teaspoons of sugar, all of it high fructose corn syrup.

To create HFCS, caustic soda is used to shuck the corn kernel from its starch, and corn syrup is then created. Enzymes (commonly GMO) are introduced to convert the corn syrup’s sugars to super-sweet fructose. HFCS contains no enzymes, vitamins, or minerals; only sugar and calories. Since HFCS is produced from corn, a natural vegetable, some people try to say that it’s a natural sugar; but there is so much processing that goes on to produce and chemically alter corn to make it into HFCS that it’s so far from natural. On top of that, so much of the corn today isn’t natural because it’s being genetically modified by growers for bigger crop yields and more money.

  1. Trans Fat

The fiscal incentives for companies to include trans fat in their products are numerous. It’s used to greatly extend the shelf life of processed foods and is among the most dangerous substances you can consume. Found in deep-fried fast foods as well as processed foods that have been made with margarine or vegetable oils. Numerous studies show that trans fat increases LDL (bad) cholesterol while decreasing HDL or “good” cholesterol; it has also been shown to increase the risk of heart attacks, heart disease, stroke, and inflammation. Oils and fats are now forbidden in the Danish market if they are found to contain trans fatty acids in excess of 2 percent. Besides fast food, trans fat is also found in margarine, chips, crackers, and most commercial baked goods. 

The link between trans fat and cardiovascular disease shouldn’t be ignored.  Multiple studies on Pacific Island populations who get 30-60% of their total caloric intake from fully saturated coconut oil have all shown nearly nonexistent rates of cardiovascular disease. The truth is that not all saturated fats are created equal, the operative word here being “created” because some saturated fats do occur naturally, while others are artificially manipulated into a saturated state through a man-made process called hydrogenation. Hydrogenation alters vegetable and seed oils by adding hydrogen atoms while heating the oil, producing a rancid substance that really only benefits shelf life and profits. Just about all experts finally agree that hydrogenation does nothing good for your health and actually causes harm.

  1. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG/E621)

MSG is a slow poison that hides behind numerous titles like: “natural flavoring”, “yeast extract”, “textured protein”, “disodium guanylate”, “disodium inosinate”, or “hydrolyzed pea protein”. Currently, labeling standards don’t require MSG to be listed by name, meaning it can hide behind all kinds of disarming verbiage. MSG is an amino acid used as a flavor enhancer in soups, dressings, frozen foods, seasonings, cookies, lunch meats, and many restaurants. MSG, like aspartame, is an excitotoxin. Studies show that regular consumption may result in adverse effects such as depression, disorientation, impaired vision, fatigue, headaches, and obesity.

MSG affects neurological pathways in the brain and disengages the “I’m full” response which explains the rapid weight gain. The part of MSG that negatively affects the human body is the “glutamate”, the glutamic acid in corn, molasses, or wheat is broken down by processes like hydrogenation or by fermenting with strong chemicals, bacteria, and enzymes. It has been well-established that MSG has some laudable gustatory and psychological effects as well as positive effects with regard to hypertension and iron deficiency. However, at the same time, there are abundant reports of harmful effects such as oxidative stress, DNA damage, protein modification, and lysis of stromal cells.


5. Common Food Dyes

The dangers of food coloring have been known for decades, and for decades scientists were bankrolled by the food industry to produce results that showed the contrary, tweaking details in the abstract to elicit the desired result. The food colorings that are still on the market today are linked to cancer and neurological issues. Blue 1 and 2 is found in beverages, candy, baked goods, and pet food; and has been linked to rapid cancer growth in mice. Red 3, used to dye cocktail cherries, grenadine, candy, and baked goods; has been shown to cause thyroid tumors.  

Green 3, most commonly found in candy and beverages, has been linked to bladder cancer. The widely used yellow 6, added to beverages, sausages, gelatine, baking ingredients, and candy has been linked to tumors of the adrenal gland and kidneys. Multiple studies have shown that artificial colorings may contribute to behavioral problems in children and a significant reduction in IQ. Blue #1 & #2 are banned in Norway and Sweden.


6. Sodium Sulfite (E221) and Sodium Chloride

I know you might be scratching your head at the mention of sodium chloride on this list, common table salt exists in an overwhelming majority of diets the world over, but most diet-conscious individuals are aware that sodium chloride has almost nothing in common with traditional rock or sea salt. Even the mainstream media will admit that you should stay away from sodium chloride.

Sodium Sulfite, a preservative used in wine-making and other processed foods, is even more dubious. According to the FDA, approximately one in every 100 people is sensitive to sulfites in food, but some believe that this ratio is optimistic. Some medical experts have suggested a possible link between sulfites and asthma. Sulfite-sensitive individuals may experience headaches, breathing problems, and rashes. In severe cases, sulfites can actually cause death by closing up the airways altogether, leading to cardiac arrest. Sulfites are also commonly found in some brands of dried fruits as well.

7. Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, and Potassium Bromate

Potassium Sorbate is one of the most prolific preservatives used in the food industry, it’s nearly impossible to find any packaged candy or ice cream without it The food industry and its “scientists” will parrot endless assurances that potassium sorbate isn’t a health threat, but conflicting data suggests otherwise. The combination of sodium benzoate or potassium benzoate with ascorbic acid in soft drinks may result in the production of benzene, a carcinogen. Potassium Bromate is used to increase volume in white flour and is found mostly in bread and rolls. Potassium Bromate is known to cause cancer and even small amounts in bread can create problems for humans. 

Sodium Sorbate is known to be genotoxic (DNA damaging), As per a 2012 study:

“Results of the study revealed that SS, which is commonly used in the food industry, has genotoxic and clastogenic effects in human peripheral lymphocytes. Madle et al. (1993) reported that using human lymphocytes could provide the best results for human mutagenicity studies. According to these data, it can be concluded that SS may also cause cancer because of its mutagenic and genotoxic effects.”


8. Sodium Nitrate (Sodium Nitrite)

Sodium nitrate is used as a (drumroll) preservative, food coloring, and “flavor enhancer” in bacon, ham, fish, hotdogs, lunch meats, corned beef, and other processed foods. This ingredient, which sounds harmless, is actually highly carcinogenic once it enters the human digestive system. Once ingested, it forms a variety of nitrosamine compounds that enter the bloodstream and wreak havoc on a number of internal organs: the liver and pancreas in particular. Sodium nitrite is widely regarded as a toxic ingredient and the USDA actually tried to ban this additive in the 1970s but was vetoed by influential food manufacturers who complained that had “no alternative” for preserving packaged meat products.

Why does the industry still use this additive? Simple, this chemical (sodium nitrite) just happens to turn packaged meats bright red. It’s a “color fixer”, and it makes old, dead meats appear fresh and vibrant for an unnaturally long time. Like its nitrate counterpart, it can be found in hotdogs, bacon, ham, lunch meat, cured meat, corned beef, smoked fish, and other forms of processed meat.

9. Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) and Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) 

BHA and BHT (E320) are used to preserve common household foods and are known to be toxic. Any processed food item that has a particularly long shelf life is often filled with BHA. These preservatives are found in things like cereal, chewing gum, potato chips, and vegetable oils. BHA and BHT keep foods from changing color, changing flavor, or becoming rancid. They are also oxidants, which form potentially cancer-causing reactive compounds in your body and can affect the neurological system of the brain and alter behavior.

These additives are typically found in potato chips, chewing gum, cereals, frozen sausages, enriched rice, lard, shortening, cake, candy, and jello.  Propyl Gallate is another preservative often used in conjunction with BHA and BHT. It is sometimes found in meat products, chicken soup base, and chewing gums. Animal studies have suggested that it too could be linked to cancer growth, though other studies claim it can induce cell death to cancer cells. Propyl Gallate can also cause stomach and skin irritation, liver damage, kidney damage. 

10. Sulfur Dioxide (E220)

A lot of these additives can be downplayed by clever manipulation of wording and how the more biased “studies” alter the parameters to end up with a more desired result, but Sulfur additives are undeniably toxic. In the United States, the FDA has actually completely prohibited their use in fruit and vegetables. Adverse reactions include bronchial problems, particularly in those prone to asthma, hypotension (low blood pressure), flushing, tingling sensations, or anaphylactic shock. Sulfur additives also destroy vitamins B1 and E, which can be particularly damaging to developing children.

The International Labour Organization of the UN says to avoid E220 if you suffer from conjunctivitis, bronchitis, emphysema, bronchial asthma, or cardiovascular disease. It is found in beer, soft drinks, dried fruits, juices, cordials, wines, vinegar, and potato products.

Author's Note: I hope that while you read these texts you do your own cross-referencing and learn firsthand just how split the medical and scientific communities really are on most topics. I would ask that you put your problem-solving and critical thinking skills to use and consider who has more to lose on either side of these arguments, and what could possibly cause a respected MD or scientist to commit career suicide. 
           If you still prefer to use Google for these fact-finding ventures, you will likely be provided a surplus of damage control articles and “testimonies”, if you use duckduckgo it will be closer to an even mix, and if you use Qwant you will see things you’d never find otherwise. You will no doubt come across a media outlet called “Healthline” which provides assurances that all of these claims are false despite scientific evidence to the contrary (provided below in the sources section). I’d also like to point you towards the primary funders of Healthline, a who’s who of big-money investment firms containing many dozens of corporations each. Lawsuits against these funders include everything from security fraud to violating the Clean Water Act, so consider this before placing blind trust in the words of a well-financed propaganda mouthpiece.

Sources

Artificial Sweeteners:

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Trans Fat

Monosodium Glutamate 

Food Coloring:

Sulfites/ Sodium Chloride

BHA & BHT

Preservatives

Sodium Nitrate/ Nitrite

Sulfur Dioxide

Follow The Money: Who Funds the Independent Fact-Checkers?

(Ryan DeLarmeWe live in a world where an alarming number of people take “Independent” fact-checkers as absolute truth without looking beyond the often ill-explained or misleading explanations for marking certain things as “partly false” when they are in fact observably true.

Related Another Epidemiologist Calls Out Facebook “Fact-Checkers” & Calls It A “Scam”

by Ryan DeLarme, April 19th, 2021

The recent Gun Control efforts and subsequent debate have been a hot topic in America, and while this piece isn’t meant to be a commentary on that particular issue, we will be using the debate as a reference point for the purposes of this article.

Joe Biden, who maintains an armed security detail and is presumably in charge of one of the world’s largest armed forces, has signed 6 executive orders on “gun control” and has repeatedly made it very clear that he wants to come for guns owned by American citizens.

Tim Kennedy, a Green Beret and Special Forces Sniper, recently took to Facebook-owned Instagram to share what has historically happened across the globe when authoritarian governments have taken the people’s right to protect themselves. You can still view the video HERE, assuming you can access Instagram, and it’s also below.

In the 2 minute video, Kennedy outlines which countries have effectively taken weapons from their citizens and the ensuing death tolls that have occurred in those respective countries in the following years.

As per Tim Kennedy:

If we look to history:
1911, Turkey established gun control: From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians were murdered.
1929, the Soviet Union established gun control: From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents were killed.
1938, Germany established gun control: From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and Europeans will be gassed, shot, and burnt.
China established gun control in 1935: From 1948 to 1952, 20 million citizens were systematically killed.
1964, Guatemala.
1970, Uganda.
1975, Cambodia.
1994, Rwanda.
When are we going to learn?

He covers all of this swiftly in 2 minutes, And if a person takes the time they will find the validity of the statement as well as several attempts to manipulate the truth by “reputable” sources. Instagram unsurprisingly attached the eye-catching, hypnotically suggestive red lettering indicating that Kennedy’s post contained “partly false” information.

For most, seeing this appear on a post is all that is required to toss out the information provided, relieving themselves of the dreaded effort it would take to verify. Others still will at least click the link to further increase their understanding, to which they will be provided the following no-so-detailed explanation:

So, despite it being an objective fact that government-sponsored murder and genocide tend to sharply increase after an authoritarian regime takes control of the population’s ability to defend themselves, there is no “direct link” between gun control these killings? Some would wonder what kind of “direct link” is required besides the fact that it has happened time and time again, what would this “direct link” even look like?

Just who are these fact-checkers anyway? They are supposedly independent yet their fact-checks always seem to go hand in glove with establishment politics and corporate trends.

You may have noticed a link saying “learn more” in the picture above, clicking this link leads you to a page dedicated to explaining how Instagram reduces the spread of “misinformation”.

How is Instagram addressing false information through third-party fact-checkers?

So these super-efficient third-party fact-checkers who seem to know the truth about events before the FBI can even begin an investigation should be trusted because they were certified by the Non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network.

Who exactly is the Non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network?

According to their own online publication:

A unit of the Poynter Institute dedicated to bringing together fact-checkers worldwide. The IFCN was launched in September 2015 to support a booming crop of fact-checking initiatives by promoting best practices and exchanges in this field.

The concept sounds great on paper, but in a world dominated by money, we have learned that altruism is even rarer than objectivity and nothing is free. If we are going to allow individuals to become the grand arbiters of truth then perhaps it is worthwhile to learn how this worldwide initiative gets its funding…

A quick search reveals exactly who funds the alleged “non-partisan” organization:

Let’s go over some of these names.

Charles Koch foundation. The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each worth more than $40 billion. The electoral influence of the Koch brothers is similarly well-chronicled. The Kochs are homegrown oligarchs; they’ve cornered the market on Republican (establishment, non-Trump Rhinos) politics and have nakedly attempted (likely succeded) to buy Congress and the White House. Koch touts only one top-line financial figure: $115 billion in annual revenue, as estimated by Forbes. By that metric, it is larger than IBM, Honda, or Hewlett-Packard and is one of America’s largest private companies.

The company’s troubled legal history – including a trail of congressional investigations, Department of Justice consent decrees, civil lawsuits and felony convictions – augmented by internal company documents, leaked State Department cables, Freedom of Information disclosures and company whistle­-blowers, combine to cast an unwelcome spotlight on the toxic empire whose profits have long financed the DC swamp creature republicans of the past and present.

The Democracy Fund. The democracy fund presents itself as “scrupulously bipartisan” though its giving suggests the group is another degree of separation between big money and the politicians they want to put in office.  The fund is chaired and principally funded by eBay founder and former chairman Pierre Omidyar, who has long endorsed career politicians on the left.

The Environmental Defense Fund. Since the EDF was founded in 1966, it has grown into a behemoth $150 million per year environmental action organization with twelve offices across the United States, and international offices in China, Europe, and Mexico. The Deep-State has long made a good racket with their climate change, climate crisis, and now climate emergency alarmism and neuro-linguistic programming, naturally this organization would want to maintain the narrative.

Facebook. There are about a million things one could say about why you should think carefully before trusting Facebook, but all that really needs to be said is two words: Cambridge Analytica, which sold user data to the highest bidder.

Foundation to Promote Open Society… George Soros, maybe you’ve heard of him? The man who assumed a non-Jewish identity during WWII helping the Nazis make inventories of the confiscated property of jews, largely believed to be a bagman for an international banking dynasty, and likely has total influence over the DNC. This is his organization.

The Gill Foundation was established in 1994 by Tim Gill. The foundation, based in Denver, Colorado, was created as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt private foundation to support public policy efforts that promote equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and economic opportunity in Colorado.  In the foundation’s 2015 Annual Report, its assets are listed at over $206 million, with a total of over $20 million in grants awarded to nonprofit organizations that year.

The list goes on but the point is made, these “independent” fact-checkers are traceably tools of the financial elite, the unelected leaders who rule from several degrees of separation over whichever candidate (typically funding whoever receives the nomination from both parties) ends up in the winner’s chair.

Take Google, for example, they are masters of the “degrees of separation” gambit. Joe Biden’s administration is heavily influenced by big-tech, he may have not been able to secure the presidency and convince half the country there was no voter fraud if it wasn’t for big-tech and their “independent Fact-checkers”.

Not everything promoted by this Fact-Checking network is false or slanted, only the things that affect their financier’s business and political agendas.

Book The True Story of Fake News: How Mainstream Media Manipulates Millions

Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers

Certainly, they can and do play a very constructive role. There are so many lies swirling around that professional fact-checking seems to be a necessary public good.

But who fact-checks the fact-checkers?

While that might seem like a silly question, the objectivity of fact-checking websites has already been called into doubt and for good reason. For example, an in-depth analysis by Matt Shapiro at the Paradox Project revealed that PolitiFact (the site that famously uses “pants on fire” as one of its ratings) is biased in its fact-checking.

The analysis makes several different arguments, but one of the more compelling ones is that the articles that debunk Republicans are longer than those that debunk Democrats. Why? Well, it comes down to a bit of chicanery:

We’ve found that PolitiFact often rates statements that are largely true but come from a GOP sources [sic] as ‘mostly false’ by focusing on sentence alterations, simple mis-statements, fact-checking the wrong fact, and even taking a statement, rewording it, and fact-checking the re-worded statement instead of the original quoted statement.

Doing this takes time and many, many words.

Another popular website, Snopes (which got its start by debunking urban legends), bizarrely decided to debunk satire. Snopes appeared to be aiming the majority of its wrath toward one satire site, in particular, the Babylon Bee, which happens to be published by conservative Christians.

Can Something Really Be “Mostly True” or “Half True”?

Another problem with fact-checking is the rating system. Fact-checkers like PolitiFact often conclude that statements are true, mostly true, half-true, mostly false, or false. But is such a classification even possible? In other words, can something really be “mostly true” or “half true”?

The Babylon Bee captures this problem in a pretty funny headline:

If a politician said that the lost city of Atlantis has been discovered underneath Puget Sound, everybody would know he was lying. It’s entirely absurd. But if a politician makes a false claim within a context that is mostly true, people are much more likely to believe it. In other words, the most effective lies are “mostly true.”

Ultimately, fact-checking is a much more subjective enterprise than we would like it to be. Truth is real but sometimes difficult to ascertain, particularly when political ideologies and motivated reasoning are involved. To dodge these pitfalls, fact-checkers need to be keenly sensitive to such biases. Otherwise, fact-checkers can (and in some cases should) be seen as simply another manifestation of “fake news.”

Burmese Military Arrests Government Over Election Fraud, Connects to Clinton, Obama, Smartmatic, etc.

February 1st, 2021

(Ryan DeLarmeThe leaders of the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar have been arrested by the nation’s military for allegedly committing massive voter fraud during the November 2020 elections. Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were both arrested in morning raids on Monday by the nation’s armed forces, after widespread allegations that they had committed election fraud.

The whole situation is starting to mirror what just took place in the USA, could this be a foreshadowing of what we might see here in the coming weeks and months?

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were both arrested in morning raids on Monday by the nation’s armed forces, after widespread allegations that they had committed election fraud. The official results of the November election in Myanmar, also known as Burma, showed a victory for the liberal National League for Democracy (NLD), which is led by Aung San Suu Kyi. The conservative nationalist Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), which is supported by many members of the country’s military, lost several seats.

However, it soon became apparent, according to the military, that massive vote fraud had taken place. On January 15, the USDP released 94,242 cases of election fraud in six townships, and subsequently called for a new, fair election supervised by the military and the country’s election commission.

“In Shaw Pin Kaing village, an underage girl was able to cast a vote. She is just 16 years old,” said former USDP lower house candidate U Nyunt Saung, who claimed to have been a victim of fraud. “She was forced by her neighbor to go to vote.”

Major General Zaw Min Tun, a spokesman for the Myanmar military, pointed out that a further 8.6 million irregularities in 314 townships had been identified, suggesting that a large number of voters had voted multiple times, and urged the election commission to take action. General Zaw Min Tun had been calling for the election commission to provide final voter lists for cross-checking, in order to verify whether fraud had taken place or not.

“Not resolving this in line with the law means this is a political crisis,” he told reporters last week.

The weak-willed election commission, which was appointed by the NLD, declined to acknowledge the evidence. Sound familiar??

“Weaknesses and errors in voters lists cannot cause voting fraud,” the election commission said in their response. A typical response.

Ultimately, the military issued an ultimatum to the NLD government for failing to “respect and abide by” the Constitution of Myanmar. General Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s armed forces suggested that the role of the military was to stop governments abusing the law.

“If one does not follow the law, such a law must be revoked,” General Min Aung Hlaing declared on Thursday in a video address to military officers.

In order to stop the steal, the military ultimately took decisive action on Monday morning against what had been described as “dishonesty and unfairness” in the November election. Military leaders, who claim the vote was fraudulent, have now declared a year-long state of emergency, transferred all power to Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, appointed Vice President Myint Swe – a former general – as acting president, and closed all banks until further notice.

The Conspiracies Surrounding the Event

As stated above, the whole situation is starting to mirror what just took place in the USA.

It’s informative to observe that the Burmese military is more conscientious about its duty to the Burmese constitution than the U.S. military is to its supposed duty to the U.S. constitution. At this point, no one around the world can possibly take the whole “land of the free and home of the brave” act seriously anymore. Myanmar is observably more serious about preventing voter fraud than our own government and Military appear to be (for now).

To our readers who have been following the Mass Arrests and Military Tribunal narratives, this all probably looks strikingly familiar. The big difference? it’s actually happening! Take a look at what is happening in Myanmar, it looks EXACTLY how patriots have been speculating our own mass arrests scenario would go down.

It appears the Burmese military understands very well who their real enemies are.

We seem to share enemies.

So, who are these now arrested government officials affiliated with? None other than Hillary Clinton, Obama, and George Soros.

Obama and Clinton pictured above with Aung San Suu Kyi.

Obama was the first sitting President to visit Myanmar while Clinton seemed to be pleased to ensure “democracy” in her country. Birds of a global, deep-state feather. But they aren’t the only questionable connection to the country.

Alexander Soros, son of Billionaire “philanthropist” George Soros, had paid a visit to Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw – a week before the Chinese President Xi Jinping made his official visit at the behest of President Win Myint on January 17 and 18 last year (preparation for a global voter fraud operation?).

And then we have possibly the most damning connection; Smartmatic, one of the companies who’re alleged to have taken part in massive voter fraud in the United States Presidential election and other elections abroad.

Related: Dominion, Smartmatic Share Same Offshore Address in Barbados

Related: Dominion Voting Machines Are Related to Smartmatic/Sequoia and They Do Have Functionality to Switch Votes Between Candidates

Related: Sidney Powell Is Working on RICO Case Against Dominion and Smartmatic – Will It Stop There?

Naturally, Obama’s shadow gov- er, I mean the “Biden administration” released a statement warning the Burmese Military that “We will get involved”. We saw the SEC friendly Jen Psaki put out a statement:

This comes as little surprise. We will be following up on this story as more details arise.

Blackrock, Climate Change, and Biden’s Whitehouse: A Trojan Horse for the Financial Reset?

Ryan DeLarme,
January 31st, 2021

(Ryan DeLarmeBlackrock Inc, the world’s largest asset management company, has quite a presence in the Biden administration. This comes at a time where Wall Street, hedge funds, and big-money good ol boys are experiencing a lapse in popularity. Connected to this mammoth, multinational investment management corporation is the new administrations Climate Crisis gambit, which is already successfully destroying our economy.

Biden (or his keepers) tapped two prominent individuals at the world’s largest money-management firm for key positions within the new administration’s economic team. Brian Deese, a BlackRock managing director who is responsible for overseeing the sustainable investment strategy of the firm, has been named as the new head of the National Economic Council. Wally Adeyemo, who served as a senior advisor at BlackRock and was Chief of Staff to CEO Larry Fink, has been nominated for U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

Earlier this year Larry Fink announced that the firm would begin to reshape their entire investment approach, accounting for climate risk when making decisions regarding capital allocation and investment priorities, and taking such steps as divesting entirely from the coal sector.

Climate Crisis Trojan Horse

Climate change is touted as God’s honest truth by Mainstream media, puppet politicians, and pretty much anyone who caters to the super-rich. These individuals have been using fear to suck money from the people in so many different ways, create a problem that will intentionally not be solved by anything outside of the establishment plutocracy. In short: we can only move from gas, coal, and oil if the powers that profited off of that are in charge of the new stuff. There’s only one problem, the global MO appears to be tanking the American economy at all costs, bringing in the financial reset, all under the guise of “environmentalism” and “economic disparity”, two problems created by the same institutions that are we are supposed to trust to fix them?

Since the Inauguration, there’s been plenty of buzz about the “climate crisis”, enough to terrorize our children into experiencing trauma when interacting with nature. For all the talk of Unity, bi-partisanship, and respecting the rights of the minority party, US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) seems to have no qualms against the Democrats ruling, as Joe Biden once described, like a dictator. Schumer, during an interview with the cable news opinion outlet MSNBC, declared that not only would Democrats use reconciliation to pass major Biden agenda items, but that the President should declare a national “climate emergency” as a way to bypass Congress to implement main elements of his radical climate agenda.

The Majority Leader made no qualms about his intention to move Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus bill through reconciliation rather than to debate the measure on its merits on the Senate floor.

Reconciliation can be employed in affecting certain types of legislation that impact the federal budget. The tactic requires only a simple majority for final passage instead of the super majority needed for revenue legislation. Regarding Biden’s extreme and radical climate agenda – an agenda that mirrors the position of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset initiative, Schumer said, “I think it might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency…Then he can do many, many things under the emergency powers of the president that wouldn’t have to go through – that he could do without legislation.

Now how does Blackrock fit into all of this?

We mentioned the two Blackrock big-shots Biden tapped to be on staff. One of these men, Larry Fink, who is telling companies he invests in to show him how they will combat climate change — or else. In his annual letter to shareholders, the billionaire chief executive of BlackRock said his $8.7 trillion funds will require companies it invests in to “disclose a plan for how their business model will be compatible with a net-zero economy.” Essentially forcing a comply-or-die scenario based on a political “ideology” that is more gambit than ideology.

Fink, who has been on a very public climate crusade for the last year, is pushing for firms that take his money to present BlackRock with a board-approved plan of how they will work to limit global warming and eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

“We are asking you to disclose how this plan is incorporated into your long-term strategy and reviewed by your board of directors,” Fink writes.

The request appears to mostly apply to BlackRock’s actively managed funds, which make up roughly a quarter of the fund’s portfolio. Companies who fail to submit a plan will be flagged for “potential exit.”

The 68-year-old Fink has been criticized for his climate push, with skeptics calling it a PR stunt and pointing out that not all of BlackRock’s investments live up to his Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance –or ESG– hype.

To Fix the Climate or Create a Financial Crisis?

The first gotcha moment for EVs (electric vehicles), is a scene from when the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid was introduced. Kristin Zimmerman, a GM spokesperson, is caught unaware of the energy mix of the Lansing, Mich. power plant used to charge up a Volt. Zimmerman guesses that there’s “a bit of coal” used by the plant.

A moment later, J. Peter Lark, the former general manager of the Lansing Board of Water and Light, confirms:

It would be charging off our grid, which is about 95% coal.

To suggest that all of the power used for these cars will be generated from wind and solar in the very near future would not be correct.

In fact, we’re talking about charging these up at night, so there won’t be any solar at that time. So we’re down to wind, and very often at night, the wind does fall off.

GM’s Zimmerman then says:

I don’t think coal is bad. It’s got lovely BTUs. It’s got lovely energy value.

So as you can see, 95% coal… do you know how many solar panels you would need in a field to match that output? You would destroy all local wildlife, it would take over, and the Koch brothers who build the mirrors used in solar panels would become EVEN RICHER. Actually, what would and is happening is the destruction of the economy under the guise of some half-assed “altruistic” endeavore. The financial elite are consolidating their power playing on our better natures to create a new world governance ruled by fear and conformity and will be making big bucks all along the way, assuming we continue to comply.

Gas, coal, and oil isn’t the answer either. We’ve had better options looked away for matters of “national security” since the days of Nikola Tesla that are essentially forbidden as they would end the big global energy companies overnight.

I am no climate expert, and will never claim to be, but there seems to be a large split in the scientific community. Everyone treats the word “science” as the new religion, assuming lies will never hold up all the while taking information presented for granted (usually without being able to test said information because let’s face it, science is expensive). The scientists who tend to make it in their field are usually the ones who can produce the results that the corporations paying them are looking for, often times morals and beliefs go out the window in the process, and those who feel compelled to speak up become ostracized, many know full well that to question the establishment is to lose your job and your standing in society.

On that note, it seems as though climate change is a constant occurrence, and many logical explanations get tossed to the wayside after being ridiculed by our corporate-controlled pop-culture machine and mainstream “Scientism”, the new religious dogma of the times.

Zero-Point Energy Can Resolve the Climate Change Threat

There is a need to inform people around the world that the United States has, under top-secret programs, developed use of two of the greatest technological discoveries of our era – anti-gravity and zero-point energy.  Since the 1960s, five decades ago, the Military Industrial Complex has been aware of and likely employing the use of these technologies. People worldwide must demand all IFO space technology, developed covertly by the military-industrial complex, be disclosed to improve the quality of life for the whole planet.

Zero-point energy can achieve low cost energy without the use of oil, coal, gas and nuclear fuels that pollute the earth.  The benefits will eliminate poverty and lack of food.

It’s the energy that exists within the fabric of ’empty space,’ and it can be accessed. Possibly the best known ‘mainstream’ science example of this comes from The Casimir Effect. It illustrates zero point or vacuum state energy. It predicts that two metal plates close together attract each other due to an imbalance in the quantum fluctuations(source)(source). You can see a visual demonstration of this concept here.

Vacuums generally are thought to be voids, but Hendrik Casimir believed these pockets of nothing do indeed contain fluctuations of electromagnetic waves. He suggested that two metal plates held apart in a vacuum could trap the waves, creating vacuum energy that could attract or repel the plates. As the boundaries of a region move, the variation in vacuum energy (zero-point energy) leads to the Casimir effect. Recent research done at Harvard University, and Vrije University in Amsterdam and elsewhere has proved the Casimir effect correct (source).

Below is a video of renowned Physicist Harold E. Puthoff explaining what ‘zero-point’ energy is. He’s An American physicist who earned his Ph.D from Stanford University. He is the director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, and has served various government agencies throughout his years.

The interview is a clip taken from Dr. Steven Greer’s disclosure project.

“These are not just fringe scientists with science fiction ideas. They are mainstream ideas being published in mainstream physics journals and being taken seriously by mainstream military and NASA type funders. I’ve been taken out on aircraft carriers by the Navy and shown what it is we have to replace if we have new energy sources to provide new fuel methods.” – Dr. Harold E. Puthoff

There are energy generating machines out there that exist using these concepts of physics.

The quote below comes from Paramahamsa Tewari, Inventor of what’s called the Reactionless AC Synchronous Generator (RLG).

A century from now, it will be well known that: the vacuum of space which fills the universe is itself the real substratum of the universe; vacuum in a circulating state becomes matter; the electron is the fundamental particle of matter and is a vortex of vacuum with a vacuum-less void at the center and it is dynamically stable; the speed of light relative to vacuum is the maximum speed that nature has provided and is an inherent property of the vacuum; vacuum is a subtle fluid unknown in material media; vacuum is mass-less, continuous, non viscous, and incompressible and is responsible for all the properties of matter; and that vacuum has always existed and will exist forever….Then scientists, engineers and philosophers will bend their heads in shame knowing that modern science ignored the vacuum in our chase to discover reality for more than a century.

Related Ted X Talk

Below is a video of Nassim Haramein giving a TEDx talk at USCD. Nassim currently leads teams of physicists, electrical engineers, mathematicians and other scientists to explore the frontier of unification principles and their implications. Haramein’s lifelong vision of applied unified physics to create positive change in the world today is reflected in the mission of The Resonance Project Foundation. He shares the developments of his research through scientific publications and educational offerings through the Resonance Academy.

Currently Nassim is focused on his most recent developments in quantum gravity and their applications to technology, new energy research, applied resonance, life sciences, permaculture, and consciousness studies. Nassim currently resides in Kauai compassionately raising his two young sons, and surfing the sunlit swells on the shores of the magnificent Hawaiian islands.

HERE is an example of some of his published research, with co authors, one of whom is Elizabeth A. Rauscher, an American physicist. She is a former researcher with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Stanford Research Institute, and NASA.

“Space is actually not empty and it’s full of energy…The energy in space is not trivial there’s a lot of it and we can actually calculate how much energy there is in that space and that reality might actually come out of it. Everything we see is actually emerging from that space.”

Redditors Fleece Wall Street, Establishment Protects Itself

Ryan DeLarme
January 30th, 2021

(Ryan DeLarmeA band of anonymous Redditors have come together to stick it to some big-money hedge funds, the historic financial event is being described as a populist rebellion against Wall Street.

Regardless of what methods you rely on to shape your world view, be it mainstream media, social media, or the alternative media; you’ve likely at least heard of the fiasco happening between Redditors and Wall Street. 

What Exactly Occurred

Enter Wall Street bets. Wall Street Bets is an online community based primarily around YOLO stock plays and is likely not some shadowy cabal of elite hedge fund executives. It appears to be mostly just regular people having fun in an online community, though it’s always a possibility that there’s more to the story.

Authors note: In the coming days and weeks, you will likely be seeing coordinated attacks against this board and any others like it. You will probably hear them labeled as “alt-right” or “incels”, you will probably hear the word GamerGate or Nihilist or Nazi. Do not listen to them, these tired tactics have been pinned on just about anyone who dissents from or threatens the establishment. This is a group of people who joke about and invest in various stocks, that’s all. And the community has exploded to new sizes since then. But when all this began, it was just retail investors communicating and having fun anyways.

Wall Street Bets is a Reddit investment board that covers a number of stocks in a number of different strategies (The group also had a Discord channel, both have since been removed from the respective platforms). For a while now, there’s been a specific focus in these communities on GME or GameStop. GameStop has been in a financial toilet recently, they posted a half a billion-dollar loss in twenty eighteen and have posted higher than expected losses in two consecutive quarters of twenty-twenty. The physical to digital conversion of purchasing habits have made them a sort of brick-and-mortar dinosaur in a mostly digital world.

Regardless of what the company is or is not, and who sits on the board (a data point of particular interest to a lot of people for long term strategies), none of it really matters at all because Reddit, spearheaded by Wall Street bets, just used the company as a weapon against Wall Street short-sellers to devastating effect. Many of them have gotten rich in the process.

The basic principles that allowed this to happen are as follows: You can either buy long or sell short, buying long as the simplest method, which involves getting a stock and just waiting for it to rise, get bought out, or just be worth more than you paid somehow, etc. Selling short is effectively borrowing shares from a broker and then selling them onto the market with a promise of “I will buy shares again to return to you in the future”

It’s sort of like an upside-down version of traditional stock investing. And an easy example would be if I buy 10 shares of a company worth ten dollars for one hundred dollars total and it rises to twenty dollars, I sell for 200 making a hundred dollars. But if I short ten shares of a company worth ten dollars and it falls to five dollars, I can cover my shares, rebuy them and pocket the fifty dollar difference. Hedge funds utilize this concept regularly and are almost guaranteed to see profits while adversely affecting other investors.

the basic principle of leverage is that you can increase your buying/selling power beyond what you actually have. This is dangerous because it creates margin calls. A margin call is an official warning by your broker or your bank that essentially you have overextended and you need to reduce your risk, deposit more cash, or otherwise fix this in some way

A margin call can happen when, for instance, the price of a stock climbs rapidly when you are short selling a leveraged amount that is greater than your actual holdings. To summarize, borrow shares, borrow even more shares than you have the money for or are capable of paying back betting on the price to go down. Highly dangerous, but if the price goes up too fast, you get squeezed and you’re in big trouble. That is what investors on Reddit were counting on, and that is what caused GameStop over the span of just a couple of weeks to rise by orders of magnitude that otherwise would have been completely impossible.

Now to get to the brilliance of it, although users on Reddit identified that GameStop was being sold short by not just some but most investors on Wall Street, the company was under so much downward pressure that it had actually gone negative. Essentially, the company had issued more shares to be sold onto the market than it even has, and the potential to create a “short squeeze” was tremendous. So the word goes out on Wall Street bets and other online message board communities, people begin to marshal their forces and their capital.

The goal was to make Wall Street bleed, over the past week we’ve seen their results. It absolutely worked.

The big money elites need to preserve their investments so naturally, they created a trading freeze. The trading freeze mechanic is in place to prevent automated systems from going haywire, but they put in certain safeguards to prevent catastrophic movements in the market. GameStop trading was halted because Reddit users had brutalized Wall Street, the play had worked and it worked so well that all the fail-safes kicked in.

Reddit outplayed Wall Street, squeezed the shorts into oblivion on GameStop, driven the price up by over 20 times its bottom value to all-time highs period ever. The only way it got stopped, for now, was a cold freeze on trading to let the suits breathe.

For some reason, when the tables are turned and it is the independent retailers getting in on the action and the hedge funds are getting smoked, it suddenly becomes illegal. This fellow sums it up pretty well:

Now, this is where we get into territory that our readers are more familiar with. Here are some names to familiarize yourself with if you haven’t already:

Robinhood Markets, Inc. an American financial services company headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Robinhood is a FINRA regulated broker-dealer, registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.

Citadel LLC: Founded by billionaire Ken Griffin, the hedge fund has a “partnership” with Robinhood. Have recently been accused by a swarm of investors on social media of colluding with the online brokers to freeze the purchase of shares in companies that have in recent weeks experienced short squeezes.

“Vampires All the Way Down”

This whole situation has put a lot of eyes on Wallstreet, the Central bank,  hedge funds in general. The people are learning that there are 2 sets of rules for the ruling financial elite and the everyday Joe/Joanne. Now the world has seen how the establishment protects itself, it took less than a day for big-tech, big-government, and the corporate media machine to spring into action and protect their hedge fund buddies on Wall Street.

Robinhood, one of the most popular free trading apps in America, stopped ordinary investors from being able to buy shares in GameStop, after users from the subreddit r/WallStreetBets and others engaged in the short squeeze. Many other trading apps and exchanges also stopped the buying of the “meme stock” shares and delisted them from their platforms.

In a statement, Robinhood claimed that they had to shut down the buy orders on GameStop and other “meme stocks” because of “the recent volatility” in the market. “We’re committed to helping our customers navigate this uncertainty,” the firm said.

However, accusations began flying that Robinhood was not doing this for the good of their customers, but for the good of Wall Street, with some highlighting that Robinhood’s “primary revenue stream” last year was from selling orders to hedge funds like Citadel Securities. Citadel bailed out Melvin Capital, the hedgefund that took the biggest hit from their attempt to short GameStop.

In a letter to the Department of Justice, Representative Paul Gosar said that he was “greatly troubled with the events that have unfolded on Wall Street,” and is demanding action from them. Robinhood’s “unilateral move” to stop the buying of GameStop shares “was done so in a concerted effort to de-platform and silence individual investors,” he argued.

Gosar also drew a suspicious link between Melvin Capital, Citadel, and Robinhood, highlighting an article from Bloomberg that noted roughly 40% of Robinhood’s revenue was down to Citadel and other big Wall Street hedge funds.

“Knowing the involvement Citadel has with Robinhood, it is clear that the actions taken today were motivated by anti-competitive reasons, not for concerns of volatility claimed by Robinhood,” Gosar argued. “Because of this blatant conflict of interest and obvious monopolistic activity, I am calling on an immediate investigation by the US Department of Justice into Robinhood and the hedge fund of Citadel LLC.”

@toxic laid out their perspective:

Step 0: Citadel pays Robinhood for order flow. Citadel gets to see RH’s orders a few milliseconds before they’re filled. Citadel may choose to front-run some of those trades.

Step 1: RH’s customers and WallStreetBets start manipulating $GME. This is happening in the open.

Officially, they’re manipulating $GME (and $BB and $KOSS) because these low-value stocks are being very heavily shorted, and if something moves the value of the stock up (like tens of thousands of retail investors acting in near unison), those short-sellers may be forced to sell to cover their borrowed shares. If most shares are held by retail investors who won’t sell, the price will skyrocket (supply/demand) until someone does. The bear hedge funds and such will still have to buy to cover, which may cause a bit of a liquidity crisis for the funds.The concept of “Screw the hedge fund vampires who exist only to destroy companies like Gamestop” is a big part of /r/WallStreetBets’s messaging. It’s a compelling message and a decent secondary reason for this. The primary reason to manipulate markets remains profit, though.Step 2: HFTs buy shares ahead of Robinhood users. Remember Citadel, the firm that can front-run Robinhood trades, and got to see all of that RH data a little early because they paid for flow? Yeah. When do you think they started buying $GME in front of RH traders on momentum? Because the volume of shares exchanged suggests that the HFT folks were all over this, all the way to $150. The message on WSB might be “lots of little guys screwing big Wall Street”, but the truth is that the HFT robots were screwing everyone while paying Robinhood a kickback.Step 3: A hedge fund becomes insolvent. Today it was Melvin Capital Management. It very likely won’t be the last. Melvin immediately sells off a portion of itself, because it needs the influx of cash or it will vanish in a poof of smoke, vaporizing ~$15 Billion in the process.Step 4: Who’s the lead investor, picking up part of a usually successful fund at fire-sale prices? Right. Citadel, probably with some of the cash they made by repeatedly profiting in the milliseconds before filling the trades that collapsed this fund.

[See: Citadel, Point72 to Invest $2.75 Billion Into Melvin Capital Management]

Step 5: Citadel still has access to RH order flows, is still allowed to front-run them and/or pocket the spread and can use that and other information to determine the next over-leveraged fund that’s going to get squeezed. They might even be able to accelerate the squeeze. So, the next time you discount the impact of “4chan with a Bloomberg terminal”, remember that they are not the only ones who stand to benefit from intentionally screwing exposed short-sellers. The professionals are all too happy to amplify the efforts of the amateurs for profit. Because if amateurs manipulate the market, uh, truthfully, then nobody loses their license. “I (retail investor) bought because I hate Citron & hedge funds, and we’re going to screw them for profit. Join us, but do your own due diligence. YOLO!” might just be legal. IANAL. If a licensed broker/dealer did this, they’d lose their license, and probably go to jail. Martha Stewart did time for less. But Citadel, by paying for order flow and sitting in the middle, gets to legally ride-along, printing money the whole way.So, when you ask yourself, “who pays for no-commission trades, and why?” or “what’s the harm of RobinHood’s business model?”, take a look at what happens behind the scenes, in the milliseconds after you press buy, but before you own those shares. It’s vampires all the way down.

And now we have a class action complaint about Robinhood filed in the southern district of NY

A Heartwarming Turn for AMC

Gamestop or GME may be getting all the buzz, but it’s not the only stonk involved in the shenanigans. As we mentioned earlier, the trading of AMC and EXPR was also halted by Robinhood via Citadel after the internet mischief-makers targeted those stocks. These folks may be getting a bad rap from folks like Elizabeth Warren and the SEC, but these Reddit rebels may have just saved AMC Theatres from more than half a billion in debt.

RelatedSec Issues Statement on past Week’s Turbulent Market Activity Prompted by Reddit-fueled Gamestop Run

RelatedElizabeth Warren Enters the Gamestop Fracas with Open Letter to Sec

The theater chain, like pretty much all theater chains, has been ripped by the COVID pandemic. It’s difficult to remember, since “two weeks to flatten the curve” turned into “we’re never ever ever getting back to normal,” but theater chains were enjoying something of a revival in late 2019 and early 2020. Then COVID struck and no one could go to the movies.

AMC Theatres was just about dead as of Monday this week. But along with GameStop and BlackBerry, Reddit’s r/wallstreetbets (WSB) targeted AMC’s stock for a revival. “We like the stock,” they said. Well, it worked!

[O]n Wednesday, a private equity firm named Silver Lake — and private equity firms are popularly considered the “bad guys” in this snobs-versus-slobs drama — elected to convert the corporate bonds it held into AMC Entertainment Holdings stock. Although the theater chain’s stock price has tumbled and soared since the move, the debt relief is permanent.

Wiping out more than half-a-billion dollars in debt, though, should take a lot of pressure off AMC in the short term. “A week ago, it was not crazy to think this company was doomed,” Bloomberg’s Matt Levine wrote on Thursday. “Now it is entirely possible that it will survive and thrive and show movies in movie theaters for decades to come because everyone went nuts and bought meme stocks this week.”


That’s thanks to a few million retail stock buyers who constantly insult themselves and swear they’re financial idiots between swearing revenge on the architects of the 2008 financial collapse.

The contrast between them and the hedge-fund predators they’re targeting on the GameStop stock could not be more dramatic now. WSB targeted GameStop because Melvin Capital had overleveraged itself betting that GameStop would lose value and die. They wanted to save the video game seller, sure, and they wanted to draw blood from the company that was betting on GameStop’s death.

Here, they’ve put their cash on the line and given AMC a significant reprieve just in the nick of time. Maybe it will last long enough for normal to return after all.

Alleged Robinhood “Insider”

An anonymous person has come forward alleging to be a Robinhood “insider” and has claimed on Reddit that the Biden administration contacted the broker to pressure it to close trading on GME. The post has since gone viral, receiving over 23,000 upvotes.

The full post is reprinted below;

I work for Robinhood. Don’t kill me.

Low-level, technical shit, comp sciences major, not finance side.

Guess what we overhead today?

Vladimir, yes founder Vladimir, and the C-Suite, received calls from Sequoia Capital and the White House that pressured into closing trading on GME etc. I guarantee you the same took place at E-Trade and the others who closed trading.

File reports on the SEC page. If I wasn’t scared to be out of work in a pandemic I’d quit. I’m disgusted. We all need to rise up, this is as bad as it gets when we talk about how the rich get one set of rules, and the rest of us get screwed over, and over, and over again left to bail them out and pick up the tab for their trillion dollar tax breaks. We need to pile pressure on every government and financial institution involved in this travesty of justice.

I’m taking a massive career risk even posting here but f-ck these motherf-ckers.

The Biden White House said it was “monitoring” the GameStop situation yesterday but hasn’t announced any action publicly. Meanwhile, in an email sent out thursday, Robinhood says it will allow “limited buys” of GameStop and other similar stocks tomorrow.