Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Tweets from Fort Knox “Glad the gold is safe.”

WE NEED TO COUNT IT, NOT TAKE A BANKER’S WORD FOR IT.

Is the word of an ex-

Bloomberg

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin paid a rare official visit to Fort Knox to check out the nation’s gold stash on Monday — while keeping an open mind for future film projects.

“I assume the gold is still there,” the former Hollywood producer quipped to an audience in Louisville, Kentucky, 40 miles (64 km) north of the U.S. Bullion Depository. “It would really be quite a movie if we walked in and there was no gold.” After the visit, he playfully reassured Americans the treasure was still secure.

“Glad gold is safe!” he wrote in a post on Twitter.

Fort Knox has been seared into the public imagination since the 1964 James Bond movie “Goldfinger,” in which the British spy, played by Sean Connery, foiled a plot to contaminate the nation’s bullion.

Mnuchin, whose action-film credits include ‘‘Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Suicide Squad,” said that he would be only the third secretary of the Treasury to go inside the vault since it was created in 1936 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

“We have approximately $200 billion of gold at Fort Knox,” said Mnuchin. “The last time anybody went in to see the gold, other than the Fort Knox people, was in 1974 when there was a congressional visit. And the last time it was counted was actually in 1953.”

Rand Paul argues that it’s time to audit the Fed. I assume that a thorough audit would include counting the gold in Fort Knox.

It is time to defy the critics and pass the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, which would be a momentous victory for accountability and transparency and send the establishment’s head spinning, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wrote in an opinion piece in The Daily Caller on Monday.

More popularly known as “Audit the Fed,” the act would “open up the Fed’s agreements with foreign governments and central banks, its discount window and open market operations, its member bank reserves, and its Federal Open Market Committee directives to thorough examination by the people’s representatives — for the first time since its creation in 1913,” Paul wrote.

The act does this, Paul explained, by removing “the restraints on how the nonpartisan, independent Government Accountability Office can audit the Federal Reserve System, requiring the GAO to conduct an audit within one year of the bill’s passage and report back to Congress within 90 days of finishing it.”

Paul said that skeptics have said that since the nation’s central bank is one of the most powerful institutions in Washington, passing such legislation would never be feasible, but the senator credited “grassroots Americans” for making sure that congressmen don’t give up the struggle to make it into law.

The measure has already passed the House and last year missed reaching cloture by only seven votes.

Paul praised those supporting the bill as “concerned Americans who look down the road and wonder how much of our nation’s prosperity and opportunity will be swallowed up by debt or lost in financial crises fueled by artificial market signals and central planners’ economic tinkering.”

Rand Paul: They’re Going to Keep Obamacare

Rand Paul is trying to save President Trump from a horrific mistake, which would be signing into law any of the current Republican healthcare bills that enrich the insurance companies, while leaving more uninsured people.

Excerpt from Breitbart

I miss the old days, when Republicans stood for repealing Obamacare. Republicans across the country and every member of my caucus campaigned on repeal – often declaring they would tear out Obamacare “root and branch!”

What happened?

Now too many Republicans are falling all over themselves to stuff hundreds of billions of taxpayers’ dollars into a bill that doesn’t repeal Obamacare and feeds Big Insurance a huge bailout.

Obamacare regulations? Still here. Taxes? Many still in place, totaling hundreds of billions of dollars.

Insurance company bailouts? Those, too. Remember when Republicans complained about Obamacare’s risk corridors? Remember when we called the corridors nothing more than insurance company bailouts? I remember when one prominent GOP candidate during a presidential debate explicitly called out the Obamacare risk corridors as a bailout to insurance companies. Does anyone else?

Now, the Senate GOP plan being put forward is chock full of insurance bailout money – to the tune of nearly $200 billion. Republicans, present company excluded, now support the idea of lowering your insurance premium by giving a subsidy to the insurance company.

Remarkable. If the GOP now supports an insurance stabilization fund to lower insurance prices, maybe they now support a New Car stabilization fund to lower the price of cars. Or maybe the GOP would support an iPhone stabilization fund to lower the price of phones.

The possibilities are limitless once you accept that the federal government should subsidize prices. I remember when Republicans favored the free choice of the marketplace.

The Senate Obamacare bill does not repeal Obamacare. I want to repeat that so everyone realizes why I’ll vote “no” as it stands now:

The Senate Obamacare bill does not repeal Obamacare. Not even close.

In fact, the Senate GOP bill codifies and likely expands many aspects of Obamacare.

The Senate Obamacare-lite bill codifies a federal entitlement to insurance. With the Senate GOP bill, Republicans, for the first time, will signal that they favor a key aspect of Obamacare – federal taxpayer funding of private insurance purchases.

The bill will transfer billions of dollars to people who will then transfer billions of dollars to insurance companies. What a great business model – encourage the federal government to use taxpayer money to buy a private company’s product. Great business model, that is, if you are Big Insurance. Remarkable.

The Senate Obamacare-lite bill does what the Democrats forgot to do – appropriate billions for Obamacare’s cost-sharing reductions, aka subsidies. Really? Republicans are going to fund Obamacare subsidies that the Democrats forgot to fund?

Karl Denninger has been writing the most intelligent material on healthcare for years now. He’s shown how if we stay the course, the healthcare and health insurance industries will bankrupt the country and drive most of us into complete poverty. His work with the numbers is scary stuff.

Karl has written a one sentence law that no one in Congress will look at because they’re all in the pockets of big pharma and the big insurance and healthcare companies.

Market Ticker

Here it is:

“Notwithstanding any other provision in state or federal law, a person who presents themselves while uninsured to any provider of a medical good or service shall not be charged a price greater than that which Medicare pays for the same drug, device, service or combination thereof.”

That’s it.

One sentence.

If you want to add a penalty clause with it I propose the following:

“Any bill rendered to a person in excess of said amounts shall (1) be deemed void, with all services and goods provided as a gift without charge or taxable consequence to said consumer but not deductible by said physician or facility from any income or occupational tax and (2) is immediately due to the customer in the exact amount presented as liquidated damages for the fraud so-attempted.”

It ends the “Chargemaster” ripoff game.

It ends the $150,000 snake bite or the $80,000 scorpion sting.

It ends the $500,000 cancer treatment.

It ends all of that, immediately and instantly.

I remind you that Medicare is required to set pay rates by law at a level that in fact are profitable — that is, above cost by a modest amount — for everything it covers. Further, those pay rates are audited regularly to prove that they in fact are above cost.

Does this solve every problem? No, and in fact that would leave alone the existing monopolistic pricing systems that many medical providers, whether they be drug makers, device makers, service providers or otherwise have in place. It would do exactly nothing to get rid of the 10 paper pushers hired for every doctor or nurse, none of whom ever provide one second of care to an actual person through their entire time of employment.

But it would instantly end walking into an emergency room and getting hammered with a $50,000 bill for something that Medicare will pay $5,000 for.

Denninger has many more articles on his site about health care, most notably revolving around the idea that the anti-trust laws (Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890) should be applied to the healthcare industry.

He’s well worth the read because his common sense exposes the hoax that the Republicans and Democrats, with the exception of Rand Paul, are pulling on us.

Brother Nathanael Exposes the Truth About the Wailing Wall and Jews (Video)

Warning: Jewish pelvic thrusting!

Donald, Melania, and Ivanka Trump visited the Western Wall in Jerusalen on Monday. Brother Nathanael explains the Satanic implications of the Jewish story about the wall.

This is an older four minute video from 2013 that exposes some nefarious Jew mischief.

Insane McCain: Rand Paul is Working for Vladimir Putin

I’m liking Rand Paul more and more for standing up to war mongers and to RINO Paul Ryan.

Rand is a man of peace.

That will get you slandered by John “Songbird” McCain every time.

CBS News

John McCain says Rand Paul is “working for Vladimir Putin”

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Feb. 5, 2015, in Washington, D.C. WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY IMAGES
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Updated with statement from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

Sen. John McCain accused fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of “working for Vladimir Putin” on Wednesday.

The fireworks came as McCain spoke in support of a Senate unanimous consent request in support of Montenegro’s bid to join NATO. The libertarian-leaning Paul, who has often advocated for a less interventionist foreign policy, opposes the resolution.

“You are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin…trying to dismember this small country which has already been the subject of an attempted coup,” McCain said, in an apparent reference to Paul.

McCain then asked that the resolution be passed unanimously, prompting an objection from Paul who then exited the room. McCain then reiterated his accusation.

“I note the senator from Kentucky leaving the floor without justification or any rationale for the action he has just taken. That is really remarkable — that a senator blocking a treaty that is supported by the overwhelming number, perhaps 98 at least of his colleagues, would come to the floor and object and walk away…The only conclusion you can draw when he walks away is he has no argument to be made.

He has no justification for his objection to having a small nation be part of NATO that is under assault from the Russians. So, I repeat again, the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.”

Later Wednesday evening, in a statement to CBS News’ Alan He, Paul argued that U.S. resources are being stretched by multiple commitments.

“Currently, the United States has troops in dozens of countries and is actively fighting in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen (with the occasional drone strike in Pakistan),” Paul wrote. “In addition, the United States is pledged to defend 28 countries in NATO. It is unwise to expand the monetary and military obligations of the United States given the burden of our $20 trillion debt.”

McCain and Paul have battled over foreign policy issues in the past. In a February interview with ABC News, for example, Paul said that McCain has “advocated for war everywhere” and that the U.S. would “be in perpetual war” if McCain were “in charge.”

McCain just admitted that 98 percent of Senators are either fools, knaves, or both.

If you’re a politician, stand up and be counted against World War III, the war that will kill all life on earth.

Neocons are insane. McCain just proved it.

Mystery! What is the Meaning Behind This Rand Paul Odd Pose?

ramd paul

This post offers something different. An unsolved mystery surrounding the above bizarre pose.

As an exercise in thinking, ask yourself why Republican presidential candidate abd Senator Rand Paul, son of libertarian former Congressman Ron Paul, would pose for a picture in this odd manner.

Is he signaling a membership in a secret society, say the Illuminati? Or is he just an oddball sort of person. The graphic below allegedly shows that Freemasons use specific poses (handsignals) to identify each other.

freemasonry

Is there something sinister going on here? Or is concern with the picture proof that too many people are paranoid today? Perhaps paranoid with good reason!

Source: godlikeproductions

What Would It Be Like to Have A Hot First Lady Instead of First Man Michael?

UPDATE: I’VE POSTED A VIDEO OF KELLEY PAUL IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST.
rand paul and wife

Elect this guy and you get the hot blonde as a bonus, America!

It’s A New Holocaust! “Jew for Rand” Poster Creates Firestorm on Twitter

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Jews are all butthurt for the six millionth time. But, oy vey! Not to worry. It’s been changed to “Jewish for Rand.”

Now the world can sleep peacefully again at night, knowing that six million Jews will not die from this outrageous sign. And Senator Rand Paul can continue to collect money from Jew … er … Jewish donors.

Read the story at the Weekly Standard.