5615 Gleaning WordPress Disruption Of Posting ”Noted” (It Has Been Observed That Posting (Pasting Links) After 0:00hrs 5/6-7/2015 Was No Longer Allowed As Usual) THIS IS THE LAST POSTING ON WordPress As A Result||||| RIP Errol Brown Greek Bank Depositors About To Be Captured By Criminal Antichrist NWO 666 Central Bankers BANK RUN APOCALYPSE NOW The Devil Is An English Man …At The Moment
…if WordPress has decided to become fascist(or there is something else suddenly disrupting loss of ability) , and posting links is no longer permitted after WordPress time limit (or something) for daily posting time? …then posting ”Gleaning date” shall no longer be observed. This sudden change, or disruption, shall be considered further, and it shall be determined wether or not The Truth is Not a Choice shall continue to put forth effort(s) on WordPress at all.
Something strange is going on.
This could be the last posting of amongthenumberedsaints.
If this is the last posting, there shall be no effort to provide direction to amongthenumberedsaints postings on alternative site. There shall be no linkage to efforts by name, be it domain or otherwise.
Unless, or until, the ability to paste and post a link on ”this particular post” is restored/allowed, there is no cause for amongthenumberedsaints to ever put forth any effort(s) on WordPress ever again. So far, from 5/6/2015 0:00 until 01:17 5/7/2015 this is the last posting.
…testing of other postings, the ability to paste links is no longer functioning also. Very strange sudden loss. Very strange to be sure. Oh well, so it goes.
It was a pleasure to have attempted to post links to sites in order to make it a bit easier for people to be watchful and aware of events etc… Looks like this is goodbye.
In the name of our Father in Christ fear not.
RIP Lester Errol Brown MBE (1943/1944 – 6 May 2015) was a singer and songwriter, best known as the frontman of Hot Chocolate. He had British citizenship by marriage to Ginette and they lived in The Bahamas. Hot Chocolate’s hits included “You Sexy Thing”, “Emma”, “So You Win Again” and “Brother Louie”.
In 2003 Brown was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to popular music for the United Kingdom In 2004 he received an Ivor Novello Award for outstanding contributions to British music.
The UK General Election will be held tomorrow. The polls close at 10 pm. We should have a pretty clear picture of the overall seat count by 5 to 6 am on Friday morning. The result, as SocGen notes, is almost certain to be a hung parliament.
Then the fun will really start.
Christians in Egypt are facing a new wave of persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists, and human rights groups fear the situation could be on the brink of exploding.
Antichrist Islamic State militants in Libya crucified three brothers of a local family after suspicions arose that they were supporting the local Libyan government, which under Antichrist ISIS law is equivalent to apostasy.
The militants hung the three brothers on crosses and were left out for public viewing for about five hours. A photo circulated last week showing the brothers being crucified in the coastal town of Derna, Libya, after they refused to turn over their brother who was accused of supporting the Libyan Army.
The Antichrist Islamic State has been attempting to coerce the town’s residents into joining their military ranks as part of their efforts to overtake the Libyan National Army. Antichrist ISIS has advertised an upcoming lecture entitled “The Start of the End” in town, in order to convince non-believers to submit to their cause and join their ranks. Those who do not pledge allegiance to the group will face death.
“The situation is really, really bad nowadays, They are going to ask all people to declare their allegiance to the Antichrist caliphate and if they don’t do it, they will punish them,” an anti-Antichrist ISIS activist told Newsweek . “A friend of mine who is working with Antichrist ISIS said that they will force people to go to Antichrist ISIS and declare because they want help in the war.”
Antichrist ISIS has long used crucifixion as means of embarrassing those they kill, as, in their eyes,comparing the dead to Jesus Christ is a great insult. It is the stated goal of the terrorist organization to eradicate Christianity from all their territories.
In April, Antichrist ISIS released a video showing about 15 Christian men being beheaded on a beach, and another group of the same size, in an area of shrub land, being shot in the head. Prior to that, 28 Coptic Christians were beheaded on the shores of Libya in February.
^^^This link seems to be the culprit regarding loss of regular posting ability. When testing a new page and this link the affect of not being able to post regularly was observed. Very strange. Considering the video testimony …well. Not knowing a think about computers etc…who knows what’s really the sudden issue. Could be nothing, but this has never happened before.
Special Ops Officer Blows Whistle on CIA Funded Antichrist ISIS Via Swiss Bank Accounts
Scott Bennett who is a U.S. Army Special Operations Officer, formerly with defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, reveals CIA/Mossad connections to 9/11, & ISIS. Please circulate, and subscribe to The Lip TV; links are below. Thank you.
Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen who has spent over two and-a-half years in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith, is marking on Thursday his 35th birthday by urging believers to pray for America’s revival. The pastor noted in a letter that his birthday this year falls on the National Day of Prayer in the United States.
“As an American and as a prisoner for Christ, I have spent many hours praying and crying out to God for revival for this great nation. We all hope for the success of our nation and for America to be blessed, but without revival there can be no true success or blessing. As Ezra’s cried out to God in repentance and the Israelites joined him in weeping bitterly and turning from their sin, I would like to ask you to join me in repenting and praying for revival,” Abedini’ letter begins.
The American Center for Law and Justice, which represents Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, and the couple’s two children in Boise, Idaho, said that the letter was obtained from a family member in Antichrist Iran who visited the pastor in prison last week.
The ACLJ has been campaigning for the release of Abedini and three other American citizens imprisoned in Iran, but has criticized Antichrist NWO 666 President Barack Obozo 911 Clown administration for abandoning the Americans in the nuclear deal agreement with Antichrist Iran.
At least 499 civilians were killed, including 110 children and 79 women, in 51 massacres that took place in April, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said in a report released Tuesday.
The London-based NGO, which opposes the Assad regime, said that Syrian army forces committed 50 massacres that mostly took place in Idlib in the northern part of the country and opposition forces committed one massacre “by mistake.”
The network defines an attack, in which at least five people are killed, as a massacre.
According to the report, regime forces committed 19 massacres in Idlib, 11 in Aleppo, seven in Deraa, four each in Rif Dimashq and Hama, three in Homs and one massacre each in Deir al-Zour, Raqqa and Hasakah.
Regime forces reportedly used artillery, barrel bombs, mortar strikes and a number of execution techniques.
Meanwhile, opposition forces committed a massacre when they randomly shelled al-Salamiya town in Hama province. Seven civilians were killed, including two children, and 18 people were wounded.
Syria’s civil war, now in its fifth year, has killed more than 220,000 people and forced almost four million to flee the country.
Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the [a]bottomless pit was given to him. 2 He opened the [b]bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke came locusts [c]upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And [d]they were not permitted to kill [e]anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it [f]stings a man. 6 And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.
7 The [g]appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. 9 They had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle. 10 They have tails like scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men for five months. 11 They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is [h]Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name [i]Apollyon.
12 The first woe is past; behold, two woes are still coming after these things.
The Sixth Trumpet—Army from the East
13 Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard [j]a voice from the [k]four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill a third of [l]mankind. 16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.
While there is no way to encompass the amount of information provided in the Tuesday edition of the Hagmann and Hagmann show titled “Tom Horn: On the Path of the Immortals,” where Steve Quayle leads a fascinating round table type discussion with Tom Horn and Chris Putnam on expedition findings of stargates/portals that opening up across the world right now and what we can expect to crawl up and out of them.
Biblical references to these portals are provided at the beginning of the show, before we are given specific information discovered by both Horn and Putnam from their two-year top secret project investigating supernatural gateways, as well as findings by Timothy Alberino from his and Quayle’s GenSix Productions expedictions to Peru and Bolivia.
From there we hear about some findings that have been hidden from the world, planned deceptions and eyewithness accounts of one of the biggest cover-ups in history… and the part that high-level officials are playing in the cover-up. Technology has been obtained and is being used right now, ancient technology, DNA discoveries, and other bombshell revelations will be heard in one of the most interesting and informative interviews conducted to date on the topic.
Video details will be shown below the video.
Never before seen pictures of the 1947 Roswell ‘alien’ were released last night and ufologists are underwhelmed. Also: 250 million-year-old ‘microchip’ is a fossilized sea lily, Israel and Russia in political theater, Antichrist ISIS rattles scimitar, and California drought killing millions of trees.
Archaeologists in Iraq believe they may have found the lost tomb of King Gilgamesh – the subject of the oldest “book” in history.
NOTE FROM AUTHOR: This is particularly interesting considering that Gilgamesh was believed to be part human/part alien/angel; notably what we would call a hybrid. It is also intersting to note that Gilgamesh has been compared to and could very well be King Nimrod; who was the son of Cush and a descendant of Noah and the king of Babylon.
The same Nimrod that built the ‘Tower of Babel’ (translated as ‘Gateway to Heaven’) to defy God.
I mention this regarding the over whelming amount of information that has come to light recently of DNA genetic manipulation and it’s use in science and technology.
Was the Iraq ‘invasion’ a forward smoke screen for the enablement of Western powers to gain ancient ‘alien’ technologies and possible DNA for ‘future’ engineering and a ‘possible’ resurrection/cloning of angel DNA (Gilgamesh/Nimrod)?)
It is one of the most disputed observations in physics. But an explanation may be in sight for a mysterious excess of high-energy photons at the centre of the Milky Way. The latest analysis suggests that the signal could come from a dark-matter particle that has just the right mass to show up at the world’s largest particle accelerator.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), housed at the CERN particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, is due to restart colliding protons this summer after a two-year hiatus (see ‘LHC 2.0: A new view of the Universe’). Physicists there have told Nature that they now plan to make the search for such a particle a top target for the collider’s second run.
The German town of Buetzow has been left extensively damaged by what residents described as a tornado that tore off roofs, overturned cars and ripped up trees, with more destruction reported in other parts of Germany.
Roof tiles and debris were strewn across the streets and buildings left severely damaged when the storm struck on Tuesday.
Dozens of cars were destroyed and people injured as trees were upturned and buildings damaged by the winds. One person in the city of Hamburg was killed by falling debris.
The extent of the damage was still to be seen as emergency services tried to assess the situation. More storms are expected in Germany over the next days.
Eyewitnesses spoke of a track of devastation across the area caused by a tornado but the German weather service Wetter Online said the winds did not meet the exact definition of a twister.
Once again it seems Japanese falsehoods are at the center of another potential international issue… no we are not devaluing our currency… no Fukushima is safe… no radiation leaks are under control… no the economy is proceeding on a moderate pace of recovery… no the US alliance is not antagonistic, we are pacifists… and now no the food we sent you is not radioactive…
A rise in the number of volcanic earthquakes is being recorded at Hakoneyama volcano, 90 km SW of capital Tokyo, prompting officials to raise volcanic eruption warning to Level 2 on May 6, 2015. This warning means people should stay clear of craters.
The increase in frequency of earthquakes started on April 26. On Monday, May 4, a total of 34 volcanic earthquakes was recorded. By 06:00 UTC (15:00 local time) on May 5, this number tripled and was at 98.
“Activity at Hakone… is in a state of uncertainty,” JMA said in an advisory. “There is a possibility that a minor eruption may suddenly occur. Please do not enter dangerous zones.”
“Shallow hot-water activity in parts of the Owakudani Valley has become unstable,” the agency said, as cited by the Kyodo news agency.
Paging Mario Draghi… This was not supposed to happen!!
This is how DB summarizes what has been the primary feature of capital markets this week – the huge move in European bond yields: “On April 17th, 10-year Bunds traded below 0.05% intra-day. Two and a half weeks later and yesterday saw bunds close around 1000% higher than those yield lows at 0.516% after rising +6.2bps on the day. This is the highest level since January 21st. To be fair Bunds were the outperformer in Europe yesterday with Italian, Spanish, Portuguese 10 year yields +27.2bps, +27.7bps and +29.8bps higher. These are now +49bps, +49bps and +63bps higher than when QE started.”
Right out of the European open today, the government bond selloff accelerated with the 10Y Bund reaching as wide as 0.595% with the periphery following closely behind when at 9:30am CET sharp, just as the selloff seemed to be getting out of control, it reversed and out of nowhere and a furious buying wave pushed the Bund and most peripheral bonds unchanged or tighter on the day! Strange, to say the least. Also, illiquid.
In summary: European shares rise slightly as govt bonds continue their slide, with bund yields rising for seventh day to 2015 high. Dollar falls vs euro while crude oil gains for second day. Gold falls for first day in three. Asian stocks fall, with Hang Seng declining for fifth day. U.S. equity index futures rise after S&P 500 yesterday declined most this month. U.S. mortgage applications, ADP employment change, nonfarm productivity, unit labor costs, mortgage delinquencies, mortgage foreclosures among data due later..
One thing to watch out for will be any source comments regarding potential haircuts for Greek collateral to obtain ELA funding, which is a topic of discussion at today’s ECB non-monetary policy meeting. Ahead of which, analysts at Goldman Sachs note collateral has been more than ample so ECB could tighten the ELA an increase discounts, adding that Greek banks have become big users of the ELA over 2015 with nearly 20% of bank assets used for the ELA compared to zero in December. Speaking of Greece, earlier today it was reported that the country had successful made its €200 million interest payment to the IMF. Many more to follow.
Greece has revealed it is to introduce a surcharge for all cashpoint withdrawals and financial transactions in a desperate attempt to prevent citizens withdrawing their money from the country’s beleaguered banks.
Ministers hope the controversial move could raise as much as €180 million, which the Athens government hopes will help the country avoid defaulting on debts owed to international creditors.
As the Greek economy teeters on the verge of bankruptcy, millions of panicking citizens have completely cleared their accounts – pulling more than €28 billion out of banks and pushing the total cash revenue held in the country’s financial institutions to a 10-year low.
The controversial introduction of mandatory cashpoint charges still requires approval by the Antichrist NWO European 666 Central Bank but is expected to amount to €1 for every €1,000 transaction.
While the measure is unlikely to impact on day-to-day withdrawals, Greece hopes it will deter citizens clearing out their bank accounts.
Clarifying that the charge will not apply to money paid in to a bank account, a senior finance ministry official told The Times: ‘The surcharge is just one of a grab-bag of measures we are considering if things get tough.’
The official added that Greece is also considering a ceiling on bank transfers over €1 million in what could fire the starting pistol for capital controls if Greece does go bust over the coming months.
The news comes as the EU upgraded its growth outlook for the eurozone on the back of cheaper oil and a weak currency – but a sudden worsening of Greece cast a pall over the brightening situation
While officials have begun their own versions of capital controls by raiding pension funds, confiscating local government cash, and surcharges on withdrawals (and transfer ceilings); it appears the market participants themselves have now imposed their own share of capital controls. As Bloomberg reports, international securities firms are curtailing trading with major Greek banks – pulling credit lines and restricting FX trading limits – as fear of Grexit looms.
an hour after the ECB announced it has boosted total Greek ELA by another €2 billion to €78.9 billion. Considering total Greek household and corporate deposits were €131 billion as of the end of March, the unspoken message to Greeks is that should they push too hard, the ELA gets yanked leading to an immediate 60% haircut in Greek deposits.
A significant portion of the paper examines biometrics. Unlike passwords and knowledge-based authentications, with biometrics there is rarely a 100 percent match between the stored template and the live one due to lighting conditions and other factors.
Still, while fingerprint scans have recently gained attention in the U.S. due to usage with smartphones and laptops, in Brazil one-third of the ATMs have fingerprint or palm print readers, and in some cases finger and palm prints are used in place of cards. More than 85 percent of ATMs in Japan use vein recognition to authenticate cardholders.
In terms of some of the newer, emerging payment technologies, several issues remain unresolved, according to the working paper.
For example, a 2013 Federal Reserve study showed that fraud is three times higher in card-not-present transactions than in transactions where a card was presented. As a result, financial institutions generally bear the liability for fraud in transactions where cards are present, but merchants are generally liable for fraud in card-not-present transactions.
What remains somewhat unresolved is how to treat transactions where card information is loaded into an “electronic wallet” on a mobile phone or tablet. A physical card is not used, but the electronic wallet offers additional authentication methods beyond a typical card-not-present transaction. Card network rules are not yet all in agreement on whether this is a card present or card-not-present situation.
and here she is explaining that “Credit spreads are too low… equity valuations are quite high… there are potential dangers there”
Which is odd, because credit spreads have widened for over a year as her wealth-creating stock market has exploded ever higher..
Of course there is no need to worry… for 4 minutes after she uttered those words, someone decided to start selling vol in size…
Back in July 2007 Citi’s then CEO Chuck Prince, a little over a year before his bank received a gargantuan government bailout said “as long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance.” Moments ago Janet Yellen just killed the music:
YELLEN SAYS EQUITY MARKET VALUATIONS QUITE HIGH
Or, paraphrased, the $4.5 trillion balance sheet the US created, and the $22 trillion in assets purchased by global central banks to keep the dream alive, has lead to “quite high” stock prices.
The good news for Yellen, is that at least Congress can’t blame her for leaking this only to Medley Global Advisors.
The better news: for a low, low monthly price, all subscribers to Yellen Capital Advisors will get the Chairmanwoman’s tip on when to BTFD.
And with that The Dow has accelerated its weakness into the red for 2015.
While many hoped that Lockhart would play good cop to Yellen’s bad cop, he didn’t:
*LOCKHART SAYS MARKET’S VIEW FOR SEPTEMBER HIKE ‘REASONABLE’
Which has sent stocks reeling back to the levels pre-payrolls in April
Attempted to post Heaters song; Levitate Thigh (video link has Fred Dancing) <-Inexplicably, typing is still permitted (after 0:00 5/6-7/2015 on this day’s post, and then obviously it’s possible to open up links that are typed-linked to open, but for some unknown reason pasting links is not permitted even though the ability to type is still. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
^^^Interesting!!! The above gap space, from 0:00hrs to 0:13 minutes May 7, 2015, the attempt to post YouTube video link copy paste was attempted several times resulting with no posting success. ??? Continued attempts to post other YouTube links unsuccessful…???
…Attempt to ”test” posting sudden disruption: Preformed test Post and found linking was successful. Conclusion: WordPress disruption/change did/has occurred 0:26hrs. Could this be a new intrusive feature that prevents posting links after certain time ”limit” determined by fascist WordPress/programming? Who knows. Fact is, it happened. This is a record of incidence. (DEFINITELY NOT APPRECIATED!!!
Having put off the decision to devalue the Vietnamese currency in March, the Dong has pressured the weaker limit (1% trading band) of the reference rate ever since. This has led to Vietnam’s central bank devaluing the dong reference rate to 21,673 (from 21,458) for the 2nd time this year. This is the softest the dong has ever been relative to king dollar, pushing them deeper into the currency wars.
the financial crisis of 2008 hit, and the Fed intervened in the financial markets at an unprecedented scale. Banks and Wall Street firms were bailed out to the tune of tens of trillions of dollars. Main Street was left high and dry. Voters were livid and rightfully so.
Congress – after ignominiously bailing out the banks further – expanded the GAO’s authority to examine Fed loans to private companies. With the passage of the Dodd-Frank bill in 2010, the Fed was further opened up, and had to disclose “internal controls, policies on collateral, use of contractors and other activities.” Currently, the GAO is not allowed to review the Fed’s discussions on monetary-policy decisions.
Rand Paul’s audit the Federal Reserve bill eliminates that barrier. And therein lies to the problem according to Fed apologists. As Mr. Wessel tells us, the central bank should be protected from the influence of short-sighted politicians. “[G]iving politicians power over interest rates and the supply of credit hurts an economy over time,” he explains. “Prohibiting the GAO—an arm of Congress–from second-guessing the Fed’s monetary policy decisions is part of that insulation.”
Now, it is indeed true that politicians tend to be myopic in their actions. An $18 trillion debt created by the refusal to don big boy pants and cut spending is indicative of Congress’s systematic immaturity. Having the likes of Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner in charge of the Fed’s printing presses is a startling notion. But that’s not what auditing the Fed accomplishes. There is no language in either the House bill or Senate bill that puts Congress in charge of monetary operations. Fed proponents like Pethokoukis are demagoguing when they say otherwise.
It’s true the Fed’s financial statements are audited every year by the firm Deloitte & Touche. That perfunctory measure didn’t reveal the fact that the Fed took advantage of the financial crisis to bail out foreign companies and central banks. Over $16 trillion was doled out to foreign institutions like Barclays and UBS. The American public only became aware of the monetary shenanigans because Dodd-Frank contained a partial audit of the Fed’s activities. Had that not happened, we would still be in the dark.
Central bank defenders who scream “independence” over the prospect of an audit are misguided. The idea that political institutions operate in a vacuum and are isolated from outside interests is college-level idealism. It doesn’t pass the smell test. Government officials are primarily interested in perpetuating their power – public good be damned.
Having initially missed its deadline to provide a response to Congress with regard the 2012 leak of FOMC minutes to an external newsletter writer, The Fed reluctantly admitted that none other than Janet Yellen had met with them. Today, however, as The Wall Street Journal reports, The (unaudited) Fed has agreed to furnish a congressional panel with the names of its staffers who had contact with Medley Global Advisors in the months before the leak, “with the understanding that the names will be kept confidential.”
The last time Mizuho’s Chief Economist Steve Ricchiuto was on CNBC, we suspected he would never be invited back. However, today, he dared to unleash the truthiness of the US economy, debating ‘truth’ with none other than Deutsche Bank’s meteoroconomist Joe Lavorgna. As soon as Ricchiuto stated unequivocal ‘facts’ about growth, productivity, and earnings; the smiling Lavorgna started talking over him to which Ricchiuto blasted “why bother… why do I even bother?” and Lavorgna fell back to the “well he has been short the market for 400 points” argumnet which Ricchiuto rebuffed aggressively…
One of these guys is thoroughly pissed off… the rest are smiling.
The fireworks begin around 3:00 (but watch the intro for some facts)
It turns out that the U.S. government is not just gathering information on all of us. The truth is that the U.S. government has used this information to create a list of threats to national security that the government would potentially watch, question or even detain during a national crisis. If you have ever been publicly critical of the government, there is a very good chance that you are on that list.
What in the world is happening to America?
What in the world are we turning into?
As I mentioned in a previous article, the NSA gathers 2.1 million gigabytes of data on all of us every single hour. The NSA is currently constructing a 2 billion dollar data center out in Utah to store all of this data.
If you are disturbed by all of this, now is the time to stand up and say something. If this crisis blows over and people forget about all of this stuff again, the Big Brother surveillance grid that is being constructed all around us will just continue to grow and continue to become even more oppressive.
America is dying right in front of your eyes and time is running out. Please stand up and be counted while you still can.
Last Tuesday, as part of our ongoing effort to help the clueless commodity regulator, the CFTC, do its jobs of identifying, preventing and punishing manipulators, we wrote “Dear CFTC: Here Is Today’s Illegal “Spoofing” In Gold Futures” in which we presented “3 examples of spoofing in gold futures which, you’ll note, aren’t difficult to spot if one is willing to expend the tiniest effort.”
The gold spoofing was obvious, and as as the following Nanex charts showed, a cursory glance revealed how large buy and sell orders push prices up and down without every transacting.
We go the spoofing right, but we got our audience wrong because the very next day it was not the CFTC, but the exchange on which said manipulation was taking place, the CME, that issued an order denying access to the alleged spoofers we had identified just hours before, Heet Khara and Nasim Salim, and which would be barred from trading on the CME for a period of 60 days.
Fast forward to today when, humiliated at having its job done not only by a for-profit exchange but a tinfoil fring blog first, the CFTC finally did its job and charged United Arab Emirates residents Heet Khara and Nasim Salim with “Spoofing in the Gold and Silver Futures Markets.” Note: “and silver” – this is important.
Here is the full CFTC order:
Curious where your taxpayer dollars go? It took the CFTC seven (7) well-paid manipulation sleuths to figure out what was revealed on the pages of Zero Hedge on the day of the manipulation, without us ever having accepted a single taxpayer dollar.
CFTC Division of Enforcement staff members responsible for this matter are Patryk J. Chudy, David Oakland, Neel Chopra, Katie Rasor, Trevor Kokal, Lenel Hickson, and Manal Sultan.
The CFTC thanks and acknowledges the assistance of the CME Group in this matter.
You are welcome.
And perhaps in retrospect it is time for the CFTC to revise its announcement from September 25, 2013…
… in which it said:
“The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) Division of Enforcement has closed the investigation that was publicly confirmed in September 2008 concerning silver markets. The Division of Enforcement is not recommending charges to the Commission in that investigation. For law enforcement and confidentiality reasons, the CFTC only rarely comments publicly on whether it has opened or closed any particular investigation. Nonetheless, given that this particular investigation was confirmed in September 2008, the CFTC deemed it appropriate to inform the public that the investigation is no longer ongoing. Based upon the law and evidence as they exist at this time, there is not a viable basis to bring an enforcement action with respect to any firm or its employees related to our investigation of silver markets.”
Because, you see, had the “woefully underbudgeted” CFTC, which needed at least 7 employees to discover what took Nanex and Zero Hedge about 10 minutes of work, not closed its particular investigation, it would have caught not only this but countless other instances of gold and silver manipulation…
The good news, of course, is that with a UK spoofer, working out of his parents’ basement, having been charged with causing the Flash Crash, and now two Arabs found guilty of manipulating gold and silver, both the S&P and the gold markets are once again completely unrigged, the CFTC is on top of everything, and investors should, please, come right back in.