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2018-02-16 12:47 by Karl Denninger
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This jackass "agency" known as the "FBI" must be IMMEDIATELY DISBANDED.

On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.

Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.

We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.

In other words they knew and did nothing.

The FBI has become so corrupt and so focused on protecting their own along with Hillary and Obama that it simply will not investigate actionable tips that could have interdicted the Parkland shooting before the fact.

So there you go folks.  You have a Sheriff that had three dozen opportunities to stop this with multiple domestic violence calls to the residence where Cruz lived over a space of several years -- and now you have the FBI which was given specific, actionable information more than a month before the shooting and did not act on it.

That's two separate government agencies, both charged with protecting the public, both charged with enforcing the law and neither did so -- on purpose.

There are 17 people dead as a direct result of the malfeasance and misfeasance of these agencies.

Not only must every single individual involved be fired and stripped of all benefits, along with being publicly identified the "principle" of sovereign immunity must be waived and every one of those individuals must be criminally charged as accessories before the fact to all 17 murders.

Further, since this is now proved it is evident that there is only one way for you to prevent such deliberate and outrageous malfeasance and misfeasance from resulting in your death: You must go armed and ready to defend your own life, and those you love, at all times and places without exception as this incident has documented that the so-called "law enforcement" agencies will not do their jobs spanning a time period of years.

Period.

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2018-02-15 20:05 by Karl Denninger
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That was the breathless "revelation" that the shooter at Parkland was "associated with" a white-supremacy group and had "attended paramilitary events" with them.

You'll note that I didn't report on that.

The reason I didn't is that I had a strong suspicion that it was a scam, and in fact there were mentions floating around that the infamous weaponized autism folks at 4chan were behind planting it.

In days gone by journalists actually attempted to verify their stories before they published them -- and tweeted about them.  These days, no such thing is required.  Damn near everyone "reported" that there was such a connection.

Local law enforcement, which is very familiar with this group, say no such link has been discovered -- and they looked into it.  

Needless to say that "group" sounds pretty darn sketchy, and that's being kind.  They might have a dozen followers... maybe...

This is what passes for "reporting" nowdays folks.

Non-existent links to tiny little whackjob outfits that a band of amusing miscreants plant as a deliberate joke and damn near the entire US mainstream media runs it as fact without a shred of verification.

Meanwhile nobody at all is digging into exactly what psychotropic medication the shooter was/is using.

Like, for example, SSRIs which have a known association with precipitating violence.

More detail on that tomorrow -- you know, actual facts and scientific studies, which I will cite and you can fact-check.

Find 'em right here at https://market-ticker.org at 6:00 AM CT tomorrow.

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2018-02-05 15:15 by Karl Denninger
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Thee who takes credit for the "record" stock market get to own it in both directions.

You said it was a "big fat ugly bubble" right up until you got elected.  Then you took credit for all the gains.

And now, a nice hunk of that is disappearing minute-by-minute.

Oh, and liquidity in the /ES futures right now?  It looks like something out of a third-world country, with literal ONE AND TWO DIGIT contract counts on offer/bid up and down the stack during the trading day!

May I note that Amazon just took a $90 round trip in the space of minutes?  How many people just got butt-sexed by a Margin Call and force-sold out of a levered position $90 off where it traded five minutes later?  Now your broker is going to come take your house and there was literally no way for you to get in and buy there as it was too fast, execution was too slow and the only trades that went off there were the ones that screwed you blind and dead.

Good luck folks.

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2018-01-29 13:45 by Karl Denninger
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Criminal actions eh?

Exactly what are the charges and where can we see the penalties available for same on the criminal side?

Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced, in conjunction with the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Investigative Division, criminal and civil enforcement actions against three banks and six individuals involved in commodities fraud and spoofing schemes.

The names of people are listed, but of course, no criminal actions against the banks (gee, why not?)

Second, what criminal charges?  Calling something an "enforcement action" doesn't tell you anything about what crime is being charged.

And oh, by the way, the firms involved have been caught manipulating before.  In several cases they've been caught multiple times, most of them enough times to fail the "three strikes" clauses that result in life sentences for individuals.  I believe the count for HSBC at this point after the first offense during which they swore "they'd never do it again" stands at four, but they're still in business and got a tiny little fine.

Let's have the list of charges, eh -- no more obfuscating bull**** -- and bank charter pulls.

NOW DAMNIT.

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The military apparently issued "fitbit" type tracking devices as a means to "encourage" physical activity among our military members.

Said devices upload their data to "the cloud" and that wound up disclosing the presence, location and layout of military installations that are not public.

There's a special brand of stupid running around the Pentagon these days, and these folks are premier members. 

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