Jamie Dimon accused of market manipulation over ‘false, misleading’ bitcoin comments

“Jamie Dimon’s public assertions did not only affect the reputation of bitcoin, they harmed the interests of some of his own clients and many young businesses that are working hard to create a better financial system,” said Florian Schweitzer, managing partner at Blockswater.

Blockswater said that JPMorgan traded bitcoin derivatives for its clients on the Stockholm-based Nasdaq Nordic exchange before and after Dimon’s statements about it being a “fraud, which is good only for murderers and drug dealers.”

“That’s a clear case of double standards, and it smells like market manipulation,” Schweitzer said.

“Nasdaq Nordic, where exchange-traded notes on bitcoin are listed, defines the term ‘market manipulation’ in accordance with the EU’s definition as “dissemination of information through the media, including the internet, or by any other means that gives, or is likely to give, false or misleading signals as to Listed Products, including the dissemination of rumors and false or misleading news, where the person who made the dissemination knew, or ought to have known, that the information was false or misleading,” the company noted.

On Friday, Dimon took another swipe at bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by saying “It’s creating something out of nothing that to me is worth nothing and it will end badly.”

He also warned that governments will crack down on cryptocurrencies and force it into becoming a black market.

“Comments like Jamie’s show a failure to grasp the significance of the blockchain and the power of brand in a fundamental sea of change,” Scott Nelson, CEO and chairman of blockchain firm Sweetbridge told CNBC.

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Apple accused of deliberately slowing older products to persuade people to buy new iPhones

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Many people cannot even imagine life without their smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. Among the truest of all these die-hard electronics fans are those who are devoted to the Apple brand, eagerly awaiting the release of the latest iPhone, iPad or whatever else the company is unveiling. Many of these devoted fans would be devastated to know that they are possibly being manipulated by a clever marketing policy known as “planned obsolescence.”

Since each new phone or tablet released by Apple is basically just a fancier version of the last one, it could potentially be difficult for the company to get consumers to buy the newer devices. The solution? Planned obsolescence: “The policy of producing consumer goods that rapidly become obsolete and so require replacing, achieved by frequent changes in design, termination of the supply of spare parts, and the use of non-durable materials” (Oxford Dictionary).

The idea behind planned obsolescence is that manufacturers build a certain lifetime into a product, after which it will simply stop working, forcing consumers to buy replacement items.

As Kalee Brown, writing for The Last American Vagabond, noted:

To be honest, if Apple was doing this, it would be a pretty smart business move. They launch new products periodically, and all of them are really just slightly fancier versions of their older models. People don’t often need these products, they simply want them. They only become a “need” when their older models break or malfunction.

So, a clever business move, albeit an entirely unethical and devious one that would leave a bitter taste in the mouths of most Apple product fans. (Related: Apple engineered surveillance back door into 600 million iPhones.)

The Daily Mail recently reported that Laura Trucco, a student at Harvard University, launched an investigation to determine whether the rumors that Apple deliberately slows down its older products around the launch time of new products, is true.

Trucco discovered that online searches for the words “iPhone slow” increase dramatically when a new iPhone is being launched. While it might be tempting to think that this could be people looking for an excuse to get themselves a new phone, if that were true other brands would show the same peak when releasing their new devices. This is not the case, however. When searching for the term “Samsung Galaxy slow,” for example, Trucco could find no similar increase in searches. (Related: For the latest information on technology, science and privacy issues see Glitch.news)

In an informal inquiry, the Mail asked its readers whether they had experienced problems with their devices slowing down around the time of a new iPhone release. The responses were mixed, with many saying that they had experienced that problem, while others claimed they had not noticed any change.

“This is common knowledge,” wrote one reader. “If you want to keep your iPhone running at the same pace do not do the software upgrade that comes out within six months of a new iPhone release.”

Of course, Apple and its representatives deny any knowledge of this.

“On every hardware release they tend to upgrade the chips and they are faster every time they are released,” claims Dom Ferkin, managing director of UK-based iOS experts, Creation Application. “Each year they release a new iOS. If you’re running an iOS 7 on a 5 chip, for example, it’s comparable to running Windows XP on a Windows 95 machine. It’s just enough to annoy the users, but it’s needed if you want the slew of new features that Apple releases each year.”

So, is Apple building its iPhones with a limited lifespan so that consumers will be forced to purchase new devices? It’s impossible to say for sure, but it seems that loyal Apple fans should be alert to the possibility.

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2 Florida Men Accused Of Stealing Enormous Power Pole After Irma

Police in Jacksonville, Florida have arrested two men for allegedly trying to steal a gigantic power pole in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Blake Lee Waller, 42, and Victor Walter Apeler, 46, each now face a charge of grand theft after they were reportedly caught strapping the $2,500-worth JEA utility pipe to an SUV on Wednesday, per the Florida Times-Union.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office shared this photograph of the incident to Twitter, and it’s since gone viral.

“Citizens watching out and officers cleaning up = partnership!” the sheriff’s office captioned the snap.

According to Action News Jax, Apeler initially told police he was just moving the downed pole away from traffic. A pawn shop database search revealed he had sold dozens of pieces of scrap-metal since January, however.

Both men remain in custodywithout bond at Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s pre-trial detention facility. Their first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

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At Least 10 Current & Former U.S. Mayors Accused Of Child Sex Crimes Since 2016







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Child sex crimes can be a difficult topic to discuss, but it’s important that we shed light on issues like pedophilia so we can prevent them from happening in the first place. In the past, numerous members of the elite, political figures, religious leaders, and other authority figures have abused their power and used it to rape and sexually abuse adults and kids, yet the public often turns a blind eye to it.

If we’re not willing to reveal the truth, or at least search for it, how can we expect to create positive change in the world?

With that, the Guardian released an article on Tuesday about the Mayor of Seattle’s recent resignation. Ed Murray stepped down as Mayor after being publicly accused of sexual abuse for a fifth time, this time by his cousin.

What’s worse is that he is one of several other mayors who have been accused of child sex crimes in the past year alone. Are these really the people we want governing society, leading us toward a “brighter tomorrow”?

Which Mayors Have Been Accused of Child Sex Crimes?

Let’s start with the allegations made against Ed Murray, who resigned as Mayor of Seattle earlier this week (effective 5pm Wednesday).

Murray has been denying these claims, stating, “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our city government to conduct the public’s business.”

Murray’s first cousin once removed, Joseph Dyer, was the fifth person to accuse him of sexual abuse, claiming that he had a history of this. Dyer explained that Murray came to live with his family when he was 13, and he used to repeatedly sexually abuse him, to the point where he had to fake sleeping in hopes that he wouldn’t touch him.

Prior to Dyer’s accusation, four other men came forward claiming that Murray sexually abused or raped them when they were younger. One of the cases was actually verified by old files that cited a child welfare investigator’s conclusion that Murray had sexually abused a man named Jeff Simpson in the 1980s when Murray was his foster parent.

The Mayor of Stillwater, New York, Rick Nelson, also resigned this September following his arrest on child pornography charges. Though there are few details surrounding the charges, large publications like the Washington Post at least verified his arrest regarding child pornography, though according to the Times Union, Nelson has faced numerous accusations of child sex crimes and inappropriate behaviour before.

The mayor of a city in Nebraska, Dwayne Schutt, was just charged with “intentional child abuse and four counts of child sexual abuse.” Despite these allegations made by the victim, who is now 18 but was 14-years-old at the time of the abuse, Schutt still remains Mayor.

Last year, former Ohio Mayor Richard Keenan allegedly admitted to repeatedly having sex with a child over the course of two years starting when she was only 4 years old. Keenan apparently confessed his sexual assaults to numerous people, including his wife and a pastor. Keenan was charged with eight counts of gross sexual imposition, eight counts of rape, and four counts of attempted rape.

Anthony Silva, former California Mayor, was charged last year with providing alcohol to minors, playing strip poker with them, and then filming it. Investigators found more than 20 photos and four videos that showed him playing strip poker with camp counsellors and minors, including a 16-year-old boy. However, Silva is now facing a slew of different charges involving his alleged act of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars that were meant to help underprivileged children.

In March of this year, Oregon Mayor Kenneth Lewis Barrett was arrested for soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl, who was actually working in an undercover sex sting operation. Barrett was also charged with online sexual corruption of a child and unlawful possession of a firearm.

A Georgia Mayor, Christopher Wright, was tied up in a child molestation case last year and was accused of raping a 12-year-old child. During the trial of a man facing child molestation charges, one of the victims actually named the Mayor as one of the perpetrators. Wright pleaded no contest and did not have to serve any prison time, though he is on probation.

Darral Walker, the former Mayor of Rockdale, Texas, was indicted last summer for indecency with a child, but did not have to register as a child sex offender. Walker engaged in sexual contact with a child younger than 17 years old by touching his genitals, which Walker actually admitted to but claimed that it was for “educational purposes.” Since when is it okay to sexually assault a minor just because the “intention” behind it had nothing to do with sexual gratification?

Former Millbrook, New York, Mayor Donald Briggs was charged with two counts of a criminal sexual act late last year. Briggs allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor under the age of 17.

Former Mayor of Clayton, California, Dale Kenyon was indicted last week due to allegations of sexual acts against a minor. Kenyon allegedly engaged in sexual acts with a child who was 14 years old at the time, and the abuse allegedly took place from 2009 to 2012.

This is a long list of current and former Mayors of different U.S. cities involved in sexual misconduct and abuse of minors. This begs an interesting question: Are we allowing the wrong people to come into positions of political power, or are rape, pedophilia, and sexual misconduct far more prevalent within society than we think? Perhaps it’s a bit of both.

A Long History of Pedophilia and Sexual Misconduct in “Authority” 

This isn’t the first time people were concerned over sexual abuse and pedophilia by government officials and the elite. Ted Gunderson, former FBI special agent and head of their L.A. office, worked to uncover years’ worth of information on high-level pedophilia, sexual abuse, and satanic rituals performed by the elite. You can read more about that in our CE article here.

Former U.S. representative Cynthia McKinney also knew about the government’s relationship to human trafficking, and she actually addressed it in 2005. She grilled Donald Rumsfeld on DynCorp’s child trafficking business of selling women and children (source).

The fact of the matter is that high-level political and elite involvement with pedophilia and sex slaves is nothing new. If you know anything about the government programs MK Ultra or Monarch Mind Control, it’s easy to imagine how not only unwilling adults, but children can be manipulated and brainwashed into thinking that pedophilia and sex trafficking are okay. Either that or they’re too terrified to come forward.

There has also been a lot of speculation lately on child sex rings being used by the U.S. government. You may be familiar with the PizzaGate scandal, which allegedly unearthed a very high-level elitist global pedophile ring the U.S. government was involved in. If this is true, then the U.S. government isn’t just part of the problem, they’re at the very heart of it.

Former writer for the Huffington Post and Business Insider David Seaman has posted numerous YouTube videos thoroughly outlining the emails and the link to these pizza parlours and the pedophilia symbolism found within all of it, which you can check out here.

For more information about these subjects, I’d strongly suggest reading the following CE articles:

The Hard Truth: Is There Any Real Evidence Of Elite Pedophile Sex Rings Involving Government & Pop Culture?

Victims Sue Federal Government Over “Sweet Deal” Given To Elite Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Ashton Kutcher Delivers Powerful Speech On Human Trafficking & Sex Slavery To U.S. Congress (VIDEO)

Legalized Pedophilia In The US: More Than 200,000 Children Married In The Last 15 Years

Former US State Dept. Official Explains How Clinton’s Are Involved In Elite Pedophilia Ring

What The History Channel Left Out About The Declassified CIA Program: “History Of MK-Ultra”

Final Thoughts 

It’s incredibly important that we shed light on these topics and work to uncover the truth, despite how “dark” these subjects may seem or how much we don’t want to believe that such things happen in our midst. It’s always difficult for society to accept when authoritative figures like government officials, priests, etc. are involved in corruption and crimes, especially when it comes to children.

However, just because something is uncomfortable to talk about, doesn’t mean we don’t need to talk about it. Sometimes it’s the more uncomfortable subjects that are exactly the topics we should talk about — after all, how else can we expand our comfort zones if we don’t challenge them? I encourage you to share information with others, even if it’s something they may not want to hear.

If we simply dismiss information because it’s uncomfortable to address, then witnesses won’t feel confident in coming forward. We want to create an environment in which victims feel that they can share their experiences with others rather than one that encourages them to hide their truths.

 


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Elite Epidemic: At Least 10 US Mayors Accused of Child Sex Crimes in Just the Last Year

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As TFTP reported yesterday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has resigned after a fifth victim has come forward and alleged the mayor raped him as a child—it was his cousin. While this is certainly a massive revelation, it is important to note that Ed Murray is only one name on a long list of mayors accused of child sex-related crimes since 2016.

According to a scathing report from the Daily Caller, at least 10 current and former mayors have been accused of unspeakable crimes against children. Ranging from child porn to rape, some of the victims were as young as four-years-old.

The mayor of Stillwater, New York, Rick Nelson resigned earlier this month after he was caught and arrested with child porn. According to the Times Union, Nelson’s arrest marked at least the fifth time in the last 42 years that the former school bus driver has been accused of victimizing children or teenagers.

Nelson, 62, faced three separate sex crime cases between 1975 and 1986 – with one of the latter cases including allegations of rape and sodomy, according to the Times. And in 1982, the future mayor was accused of inappropriate behavior toward a 5-year-old. He was never found guilty on any of those charges.

Dale Kenyon, former mayor of Clayton, New York was also on the list. The 78-year-old mayor was indicted last week following allegations of sexual acts against a child. According to Watertown Daily Times, he’s been indicted on a whopping 22 counts of third-degree criminal sexual acts.

In July, the mayor of Randolph, Nebraska, 61-year old Dwayne Schutt, was arrested following an investigation that yielded four counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of felony child abuse, according to KTIV. After posting his $125,000 bond, Schutt remains the mayor of Randolph.

In April, the former mayor of Hubbard, Ohio was handed down a life sentence after he was found guilty of repeatedly raping a four-year-old girl. According to WFMJ, Richard Keenan avoided trial when he pleaded guilty to eight charges of gross sexual imposition, eight charges of rape, and four of attempted rape. During the confession, Keenan told the court that the four-year-old was a “willing participant.” He’ll be eligible for parole in just 10 years.

Stockton, California was shocked last August when their mayor, Anthony Silva was arrested on charges that he provided teens with alcohol before filming them as they took off their clothes in a game of strip poker. As DC reports, Silva, who claimed he accidentally recorded the strip poker game after interrupting it, pled no contest to the lesser charge of providing alcohol to a minor. He was sentenced to 40 hours of community service.

During a child sex sting in March, the former mayor of Winston, Oregon, Kenneth Barrett, was one of several men arrested after he was caught attempting to have sex with a girl he thought was just 14-years-old.

The mayor of Dawson, Georgia was implicated in the rape of a 12-year-old child in February 2016. As WTOC reports, disturbing testimony in the trial of a man accused of molesting two children took a new twist after the Mayor of Dawson was implicated as a participant. When the DA asked if there was anyone else the young boy and girl were involved with, the victims named Dawson’s mayor, Chris Wright. Wright pleaded no contest this past January and was let off with no prison sentence.

In June of 2016, Darral Walker, the former mayor of Rockdale, Texas was indicted on charges of sexual misconduct for engaging in sexual contact with a child younger than 17-years-old by touching the boy’s genitals. Walker admitted to the act but claimed it was for educational purposes. According to TDT News, Walker was placed on two years deferred adjudication probation after he struck a deal—he won’t even have to register as a sex offender.

The former Mayor of Millbrook, New York, Donald H. Briggs was arrested in December and faces felony charges linked to alleged inappropriate sexual contact with a person younger than 17, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal. 

While this list of mayors is certainly shocking it should come as no surprise to those paying attention. As the Free Thought Project has reported numerous times, many of these sickos hold positions of power within high levels of the government. They have an incentive to protect their operation and can do so using the many corrupt pedophiles within law enforcement as their minions. It also explains their infuriating lack of punishment.

In case after case, the Free Thought Project reports on horrifying instances of child sex rings that were allowed to go on for decades because politicians — including heads of states — policemen, clergy, and others were all in on the sick game.

In fact, as the Netflix series, The Keepers, set out to launch an investigation into a murder cold case, it soon became much deeper because of the high-level pedophilia it revealed. The story exposed a concerted effort to conceal widespread rape and sexual abuse committed by Keough school chaplain and counselor Father Joseph Maskell, as well as other clergy, police, and a local gynecologist.

On multiple occasions, the Free Thought Project has reported interviews of former child sex trafficking victims who’ve all noted that they had nowhere to go as police and high-level politicians all took place in the abuse.

Hopefully, as the government’s war on drugs continues to crumble, people will wake up to the fact that rescuing a child from a rapist is far more important than catching some dude smoking a plant. Hopefully.

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Ohio Police Officer Accused Of Shooting News Photographer

A photojournalist in the small Ohio town of New Carlisle was allegedly shot by a police officer on Monday night after his camera and tripod was “apparently [mistaken] for a weapon.”

The New Carlisle News said their photographer, Andy Grimm, had been rushed to a local hospital after he was shot in his side. He underwent surgery and is “expected to recover,” the newspaper said.

Grimm had reportedly left the newspaper’s office at around 10 p.m. to take photographs of lightning.

In a 10.16 p.m. post to a New Carlisle Facebook group, Grimm reached out to locals for suggestions for a “good spot to watch the storms.”

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According to New Carlisle News, Grimm was driving along the town’s Main Street when he noticed a traffic stop ahead. He said he pulled into a nearby parking lot “in full view” of the police officer on duty, intending to take photographs there.

When he emerged from his vehicle and began setting up his tripod and camera, Grimm said he was shot “without warning.”

New Carlisle News identified the officer who shot Grimm as Deputy Jake Shaw.

“I know Jake. I like Jake. I don’t want him to lose his job over this,” Grimm told the paper after the incident. 

New Carlisle has been described as a small town “where everyone knows everyone.” A look at the town’s Facebook group — the one Grimm had commented on before the shooting — corroborates this claim.

Following Grimm’s shooting, residents referred to the photographer and the officer by name. Many offered their well wishes to Grimm, and several defended Shaw’s actions. 

“I’m sure Shaw didn’t shoot Andy on purpose,” wrote one resident.

“Andy … [we] are up praying for you right now. Shaw ― your a good person and a good cop. Your job is not easy … Your both in my prayers tonight,” wrote another.

Some locals, however, called for Shaw to face punishment over the shooting.

“Cops need to wake up!” wrote one commenter. “I call for Shaw’s Badge,” said another.

According to the Dayton Daily News, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is looking into the incident.  

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help cover Grimm’s medical expenses.

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