A cartography of the globally organized corruption networks

•January 18, 2018 • 5 Comments

https://throughthelookingglassnews.wordpress.com/2017/11/24/qanon-learn-to-read-the-map-hd/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

The material presented below has been collected the old-fashioned way: Google. Aside from Dylan Louis Monroe’s remarkably detailed “Q Web,” nothing is new that the the Alt Media crowd hasn’t had access to, so “Q Anon” didn’t drop any of this. This is a collection of notes and diagrams from a few bloggers and memeologists, that’s it. We are not affiliated with Q Anon nor any organization. All of this information is intended to be shared and reposted, including this article in its entirety.

This is a dynamic article with more maps and diagrams being added and Dylan has and will continue to provide updates, revisions, and a number of additional products. We have begun to add videos that use this article as a resource and would welcome links to videos that do so. If you have additions for this collection, please get them to the Meme Lab Facebook group.

Continue here: https://throughthelookingglassnews.wordpress.com/2017/11/24/qanon-learn-to-read-the-map-hd/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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a massive resource of images and links..enjoy..if you find some good ones link them below..

click on the images to explore in a larger size..

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China’s Central Bank adds funds for the first time in three weeks

•January 18, 2018 • Leave a Comment

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-11/pboc-adds-funds-first-time-in-three-weeks-after-money-rates-jump?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

China’s central bank pumped funds into the financial system for the first time in three weeks after money rates rose and bonds declined.

The People’s Bank of China offered 60 billion yuan ($9.2 billion) of reverse-repurchase agreements Thursday through seven- and 14-day contracts, resulting in a net addition of 30 billion yuan when taking maturities into account.

Liquidity in the banking system tightened Wednesday, with the benchmark money rate advancing by the most since Oct. 25 even after the central bank resumed sales of reverse-repos after a 12-day halt. The spike in money rates helped drive the yield on 10-year sovereign debt up by the most in a month amid concerns over higher inflation as harsh weather is expected to push food prices higher.

“The central bank certainly doesn’t want to see the money rates spike too much or the bond yields climb too quickly,” said Wan Zhao, an analyst at China Merchants Bank Co. “So just like it had done in the past, it boosted injections in the hope of soothing market sentiment.”

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watch..closely..its not large..but if it becomes a pattern then we arent far away from something else..

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Moby shills for the CIA..and admits it

•January 18, 2018 • 1 Comment

https://www.rt.com/usa/415875-moby-cia-trump-russia/

The CIA’s job is not to reach out to Hollywood liberals to try to undermine their boss, the president of the US, whether it is Obama or Trump, political talk show host Bryan Crabtree tells RT.

In an interview on Thursday to promote his new album, American musician and DJ Moby claimed he has been doing the behind-the-scenes bidding of anti-Donald Trump figures, saying that his friends in the CIA had asked him, due to his significant presence on social media, to promote certain ideas online, including the alleged collusion between the US president and Russia.

Last February, Moby wrote a post on Instagram where he said “Trump is being blackmailed by the Russian government”and called him “an incompetent president who is essentially owned by a foreign power.”

RT: What was your initial reaction to Moby’s claim that the CIA had asked him to make these anti-Trump posts?

Bryan Crabtree: Either he is lying, and a lot of times our political left in the US, which Moby is part of, lies and makes up false equivalences of people that don’t exist or sources, in terms of some of our fake media, or even worse – there are people in the CIA who are supposed to be serving the intelligence community, who are going to the liberal entertainment community and asking them to get out a message that they don’t want to give to the American people from the intelligence community. I think either way, it is a very distorted discourse in America.

RT: Why would Moby even reveal this? It seems that he has embarrassed himself, and put his so-called friends at the CIA in an awkward position?

BC: If you look at the past week, we’ve migrated somewhat from ‘Russian collusion’ to ‘Trump has dementia’ and when Trump was accused of having dementia, he then had a meeting that resembled ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ with senators from both sides and it was anything but a demented guy. So, that failed fairly quickly after the Michael Wolff book. I think they are trying to gin up the ‘Russian collusion’ nonsense, and the American people are not buying it. The reason the American people are not buying it is: “I want to know where the call that I received the other day that came from our internal revenue service that was obviously an Indian outside of this country pretending to be an American employee to fraud me out of money” – that’s what we care about, and the media doesn’t seem to get that in this country that the majority of Americans don’t care about some story that is now a year and a half old of ‘Russian collusion’ that doesn’t affect our lives, if it is even true… We care about what is happening to us. So, we have this detachment between our media and their agenda, which is to finally at some point prove themselves right about this president we have elected, that he is some sort of communist or something, and that is not going to happen, because we care about things that really matter.

RT: It’s believed the CIA dips into Hollywood now and again… editing the scripts of popular movies, like Argo or Zero Dark Thirty. Is that necessary for them to do that?

BC: That is not their job, no, it is not necessary, it is not appropriate. In fact, if directors at the CIA were to discover such type of outreach and behavior, unless it is at their direction, they should be fired. Whoever is going it should be fired; their job is not to reach out to Hollywood liberals to try to undermine, in a gross display of insubordination, their boss, the president of the US, whether it is Barack Obama or now President Donald Trump. It is insubordination, it is theft, I don’t think it is espionage, unless they are leaking classified data for that purpose, but it certainly undermines their role.

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this is really bizarre..bizarre because he admitted it..not because it happens..ive long thought this was the case with many “celebs”..

“American musician and DJ Moby claimed he has been doing the behind-the-scenes bidding of anti-Donald Trump figures, saying that his friends in the CIA had asked him, due to his significant presence on social media, to promote certain ideas online, including the alleged collusion between the US president and Russia.”

agent provocateur..

the evidence:

“Last February, Moby wrote a post on Instagram where he said “Trump is being blackmailed by the Russian government”and called him “an incompetent president who is essentially owned by a foreign power.”

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The mysterious Chinese company worrying the world

•January 18, 2018 • 15 Comments

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-17/the-mysterious-chinese-company-worrying-the-world-quicktake-q-a?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

For a company regularly in the news, China’s HNA Group Co. remains shrouded in mystery. American government officials are seeking more information about the conglomerate’s ownership, the Chinese government has been asking questions and the European Central Bank is considering a review of its own. Once a little-known airline operator, HNA took on billions of dollars in debt as it made more than $40 billion of acquisitions over six continents since the start of 2016. With interests in tourism, logistics and financial services, it’s now the biggest shareholder of such well-known names as Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG. It’s also facing mounting costs to finance its spending habits.

1. Why is HNA under scrutiny in the U.S.?

In part because it’s trying to buy a stake in SkyBridge Capital, the hedge-fund firm of Anthony Scaramucci, who was briefly President Donald Trump’s communications director. The proposed transaction has been delayed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, which vets sales of American assets to foreign buyers to protect national security. HNA is also being sued as part of the U.S. bankruptcy of one of a travel company it invested in. And a U.S. technology firm is suing HNA for allegedly providing false and inconsistent information about its ownership to CFIUS that caused a takeover deal to collapse. HNA says the lawsuit is baseless.

2. What is being looked at in Europe?

Germany’s financial supervisor is said to beinvestigating whether HNA accurately reported its holdings when building its stake in Deutsche Bank. That deal may still be investigated by the ECB. In another takeover, Swiss regulators ruled HNA provided incorrect information about shareholdings.

3. What’s happening in China?

Local regulators have stepped up scrutiny of the country’s most prolific dealmakers, including HNA — part of a government campaign to slow the pace of overseas takeovers, which set a record in 2016 and contributed to a surge in capital outflows. Several banks that helped fund HNA’s acquisitions spree were said to be losing their appetite for financing the company. (HNA denied that was the case.) In the final months of 2017, S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings voiced concerns about at least four companies because of their ties with HNA; group flagship Hainan Airlines Holding Co. canceled a bond sale; another unit scrapped a share offering; and HNA subsidiaries paid some of their highest borrowing costs ever.

4. What’s known about HNA?

Founded in 1993 as a regional airline operator, with George Soros as an early investor, HNA says it’s created 410,000 jobs worldwide and built up assets of about $180 billion. The company “fosters a corporate culture befitting both Chinese and western society” by “incorporating traditional Chinese culture and integrating Chinese socialist values with a world-class management system,” its corporate website says. Guo Wengui, the wealthy Chinese businessman who now lives in exile, has alleged that HNA has secret financial ties to top Communist Party officials. HNA denied Guo’s claims and sued him in New York for defamation.

5. So who does own HNA?

HNA disclosed in July that it’s controlled by two company-connected charities named Cihang — one based in New York, the other in China’s resort island of Hainan — that together own 52 percent, and that 12 company officials, including founders Chen Feng and Wang Jian, together hold about 47.5 percent. Prior to that, a little-known investor named Guan Jun had been HNA’s biggest shareholder, with a 29 percent stake, according to Chinese corporate filings in late 2016. He was holding it on behalf of the company and its leadership, Bloomberg News reported. HNA reorganized its ownership structure in early 2017 and Guan distributed most of his holdings to five individuals, who then donated the shares to HNA’s Cihang foundation. Guan donated his remaining stake, about 4.4 percent, to the charity as well.

6. Did that settle the matter?

Hardly. Among the biggest remaining mysteries: Why did HNA executives park their shares with Guan in the first place? And what to make of the unproven allegations from Guo, shared on social media from his exile in New York, that seek to tie HNA’s acquisitions to corruption among Chinese leaders and their family members?

7. What’s known about the U.S. charity?

A bit more than six months ago. Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation Inc. was formed in New York in December 2016, according to a filing with the New York Secretary of State. The charity holds 29.5 percent of HNA and its office is at 850 Third Avenue in Manhattan, a property HNA purchased in a 2016 joint venture, data from Real Capital Analytics show. In September, the nonprofit registered with the New York attorney general’s office, revealing the identity of its three directors: Adam Tan, HNA Group’s chief executive officer; Chen Guoqing (brother of co-founder Chen); and HNA Capital International CEO Guang Yang. The charity appointed former German Vice Chancellor Philipp Roesler as its chief executive officer in December and pledged to give away as much as $200 million toward philanthropic causes over the next five years.

8. What about the Chinese foundation?

Hainan Province Cihang Foundation, founded in October 2010, holds a 22.75 percent stake in HNA. The foundation’s website says it’s a nonprofit charity that “cultivates projects in various fields such as educational aids, supporting the poor and helping the underprivileged, fighting earthquake and relieving disaster, cultural promotion, medical rescue, green EP, and scientific innovation.” According to its latest annual report, the charity had 890 million yuan ($134 million) in assets as of 2015.

9. How is HNA holding up after its acquisitions spree?

Record pricing on recent debt sales and several bond sale cancellations indicate HNA is struggling to control its soaring financing costs. Its interest expenses in the first half of 2017 exceeded the company’s earnings before interest and taxes, meaning HNA has to take on more debt to keep up with existing borrowings. Its short-term debt ballooned to about $28 billion, exceeding its cash-pile levels.

10. Is it done with takeovers?

Not exactly. HNA continues to buy assets, though at a slower pace and with a focus on acquisitions that chime with Xi’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, such as a Brazilian airport and a Singaporean warehousing-and-delivery company. However, with its finances stretched, HNA is also considering asset sales and an initial public offering of Zurich-based Gategroup Holding AG next year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HNA_Group

It intends to be one of the top 50 companies in the world by 2030.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Feng_(businessman)

In 1989, he took a job at the World Bank‘s loan office in Haikou

Chen would get further education during his career including a M.B.A. from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands in 1995 and obtained a diploma from Harvard Business School in 2002.

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“in the final months of 2017, S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings voiced concerns about at least four companies because of their ties with HNA; group flagship Hainan Airlines Holding Co. canceled a bond sale; another unit scrapped a share offering; and HNA subsidiaries paid some of their highest borrowing costs ever.”

the chinese enron?

feng ticks boxes as well..

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Bitcoin slides almost 20% on crackdown fears

•January 17, 2018 • 6 Comments

https://finance.nine.com.au/2018/01/17/08/43/bitcoin-slides-almost-20-percent-on-crackdown-fears

Bitcoin has tumbled 18 per cent to a four-week low close to $US11,000 ($A15,400), after reports that a ban on trading of cryptocurrencies in South Korea is still an option, driving fears of a wider regulatory crackdown.

Bitcoin’s slide triggered a massive selloff across the broader cryptocurrency market, with biggest rival Ethereum down 23 per cent on the day, according to trade website Coinmarketcap, and the next-biggest, Ripple, plunging 33 per cent.

South Korean news website Yonhap reported Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon had told a local radio station that the government would be coming up with a set of measures to clamp down on the “irrational” cryptocurrency investment craze.

South Korea had said on Monday that its plans to ban virtual coin exchanges had not yet been finalised, as government agencies were still in talks to decide how to regulate the market.

Bitcoin slid on the latest news, trading as low as $US11,191.59 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, down 18 per cent on the day, for a short period putting the digital currency on track for its biggest one-day fall in three years.

“It’s mainly been regulatory issues which are haunting the cryptocurrency, with news around South Korea’s further crackdown on trading the driver today,” said Think Markets chief strategist Naeem Aslam, who holds what he described as “substantial” amounts of bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple.

“But we maintain our stance. We do not think that the complete banning of cryptocurrencies is possible.”

Cryptocurrencies enjoyed a bumper year in 2017 as mainstream investors entered the market and as an explosion in so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) – digital token-based fundraising rounds – drove demand for bitcoin and Ethereum, the second-biggest digital unit.

The latest tumble leaves bitcoin down more than 40 per cent from the record high around $US20,000 it hit in mid-December, wiping about $US130 billion off its “market cap” – the unit price multiplied by the total number of bitcoins that have been released into the market.

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dont they say buy low sell high? 🙂

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The four contracts that finished Carillion

•January 17, 2018 • 2 Comments

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/15/the-four-contracts-that-finished-carillion-public-private-partnership

It was trusted to build some of the country’s most important infrastructure – from NHS hospitals to much-needed new road projects – yet the foundations of construction giant Carillion were shaky enough for the group to be felled by just four contracts. Two were for much-needed new hospitals – and work on both was immediately halted as the company collapsed.

Revenues of more than £5bn – plus annual profits approaching £200m – turned out to be limited props for a company when the facade began to crumble by the summer of last year.

Back then, Carillion shares slumped by 70% in a month as it was forced into a monster profit warning following an £845m writedown.

Much of that – £375m – was blamed on just three large public private partnership (PPP) contracts in the UK. Another £470m was dressed up as the cost of pulling out of several overseas markets.

Carillion never officially revealed exactly which deals had gone so badly wrong, but it quickly became an open secret in the market: the construction of two English hospitals – where workers said on Monday they have already begun to be laid off – one Scottish road and a development in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Together they were enough to kill off the company.

The three UK deals were Merseyside’s “new”£335m Royal Liverpool University hospital, the £350m Midland Metropolitan hospital being built in Smethwick and a road project called the Aberdeen western peripheral route – all of which were beset by seemingly innocuous problems that caused more and more embarrassing delays and mounting costs.

Construction of the Royal Liverpool University hospital – a prestige project to build a new facility with 646 beds, the biggest single-bedroom hospital in England – ran into problems when workers found “extensive” asbestos on the brownfield site and cracks in the new building.

In Smethwick, delays were blamed on “the fitting of pipes and wires [taking] longer than expected”.

The opening of both new hospitals has been delayed by a year. At least, those was the last estimates: no work was being carried out at the Royal in Liverpool on Monday, while local West Midlands media was reporting a similar suspension at Smethwick.

A worker on the new Midland Metropolitan hospital building told the BBC: “Everyone on the site got told: ‘That’s it, go home’. My company said, ‘You’ve been laid off’.”

“They’ve literally locked the gate. They’ve told us we can get our personal tools off the site if they’re small, but that’s it.”

In Aberdeen, the schedule slippage was blamed on more predictable problems: cold weather during a Highland winter.

In Doha the big issue was a £200m dispute over money – cash owed on a project linked to preparations for the 2022 Fifa World Cup. Local reports suggest Carillion was not paid for almost a year’s work.

The Qatar Foundation, which was backing the development, did not return phone calls to elaborate.

All of which is a disaster not just for Carillion workers, whose jobs are now under threat, and for patients awaiting new hospitals and drivers wanting another road.

It is a blow to the entire government policy around PPP, and it was possible to detect a hint of panic inside Whitehall on Monday, with the Cabinet Office stating: “For clarity – all employees should keep coming to work, you will continue to get paid. Staff that are engaged on public sector contracts still have important work to do.”

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a big fall from a big company..the ripples will go on for a while..

“It was the second-biggest construction company in the UK. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, the company experienced financial difficulties in 2017, and went into compulsory liquidation on 15 January 2018.”

who is next?

whats that logo supposed to mean?

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Cameron on Obama: One of the “most narcissistic, self-absorbed people” he had ever dealt with

•January 17, 2018 • 1 Comment

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5247473/Hilton-David-Cameron-thought-Obama-narcissistic.html#ixzz53dBEh7hy

David Cameron thought Barack Obama was one of the ‘most narcissistic, self-absorbed people’ he had ever dealt with, his former strategy guru has claimed.

While in office the two leaders had a cosy bromance and were pictured high-fiving and playing rounds of golf and ping pong together.

But Steve Hilton tore into Mr Obama for thinking he was ‘smarter’ than everyone else in the room.

And he claimed that his old boss Mr Cameron would get wound up by the ex President’s self absorption.

Hilton, who was Mr Cameron’s adviser when he entered Downing Street but later parted way with him and moved to Silicon Valley where his wife, Rachel Whetstone was working first for Google, then Uber, and now Facebook as a communications executive.

Hilton is also hosting a Fox News show on Sundays called The Next Revolution and used it to jump into the aftermath of the publication of the explosive book Fire and Fury, on Donald Trump’s time in the White House.

The former Downing Street adviser was highly critical of Mr Obama and said: ‘My old boss, former British prime minister David Cameron, thought Obama was one of the most narcissistic, self-absorbed people he’d ever dealt with.

‘Obama never listened to anyone, always thought he was smarter than every expert in the room, and treated every meeting as an opportunity to lecture everyone else.

‘This led to real-world disasters, like Syria and the rise of Isis.’

But the claims were immediately slapped down by a spokesman for the former Prime Minister who said they do not reflect his views.

Mr Hilton made the shocking claim as he railed against ‘elitists’ for criticising Donald Trump and claiming he is unfit to hold office.

He said: ‘For them, it’s all about style and tone, not substance and results. Donald Trump offends the elites aesthetically, like a piece of art that’s not to their taste.

‘They can afford to do that because they live in a world of booming neighbourhoods, delightful hipster eateries and everyone they know employed in the virtual world of the knowledge economy.

‘They don’t see what’s going on in the actual economy. Whatever his mental state, [Trump] has achieved more for working Americans in one year than his predecessors did in eight, or 16, frankly.’

The viewpoint pushed by Hilton on Sunday is one he has been aggressively putting forward for months.

On Sunday he said: ‘Every supporter of President Trump should understand one thing about this book, the argument that Donald Trump is mentally unfit is not Michael Wolff’s opinion, it’s the opinion of some of the people closest to the president.

‘I said back in the summer when I first learned what these aides and hangers-on were saying to Wolff, that the president is surrounded by too many two-faced self-serving Muppets who say one thing in public and another behind the president’s back.’

That was an apparent dig at Steve Bannon, who until the publication of the book in which he openly attacked the White House, had been close to Mr Trump – rather similar to Mr Hilton’s relationship to Mr Cameron.

Mr Cameron and Mr Obama had been understood to get on well together while in office, and were  pictured together playing ping-pong and watching a basketball game.

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and when exposed cameron says its not true..but i believe the “whistleblower”..

“‘Obama never listened to anyone, always thought he was smarter than every expert in the room, and treated every meeting as an opportunity to lecture everyone else.”

sounds like the obama i knew..

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