Ex-Liverpool art college students going back to school in celebration of John Lennon

Mersey Beat founder and editor Bill Harry, Rod Murray and Helen Anderson, all former students at Liverpool College of Art when John Lennon enrolled in 1957, will be returning to the former college on Oct. 9 on what would have been Lennon’s 77th’s birthday, Harry told AXS on Sept. 19. John Moore’s University has named the event “Hope Street – Art, Music, Fashion and John Lennon at Liverpool College of Art 1957.” The trio will be interviewed by Colin Fallows of John Moore’s University, who organized the event.

Harry told AXS.com that when Anderson first entered the college, she was approached by John Lennon who said, “Are you the bird who painted Lonnie Donegan?” Anderson had painted a portrait of the hit recording artist of ‘Rock Island Line’ and the two became friends. Lennon noticed her wearing a yellow sweater one day and thought it would be ideal for wearing on stage, so he asked her for it. He gave her an exercise book full of his drawings in exchange.

Harry and Murray were members of the Dissenters, along with John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe. The four of them took a vow to make Liverpool famous – Lennon with his music, Murray and Sutcliffe with their art and Harry with his writing. Harry went on to coin the phrase Mersey Beat and launch a newspaper of that name. He became the first person to write about the Beatles and has had 28 books on the group published, including his series of Beatles Encyclopaedia volumes that contain several thousand pages of information.

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Re: UAE: Saudi Arabia was going to launch military attack on Qatar

Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbour Qatar, leaked emails dated May 2017 appear to show.

The emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams in May 2017 claim that Saudi came close to “conquering” Qatar and this would “solve everyone’s problems”, according to the Emirati official.

Al-Otaiba added that deceased Saudi monarch King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz “came pretty close to doing something in Qatar” a few months before his death in January 2015.

Abrams was surprised by the revelation, the emails show, declaring: “I did not know that. It is dramatic.”

“How hard could it be?” he asked, adding:

Foreigners won’t interfere … Promise the Indians a raise, promise the police a raise and who is going to fight to the death?

Al-Otaiba replied: “That was the conclusion. It would be an easy lift.”

Khalil Al-Anani: The shifts in the Gulf crisis

Alleged leaked emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams from May 2017, suggesting Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbour Qatar.Alleged leaked emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams from May 2017, suggesting Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbour Qatar.

Alleged leaked emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams from May 2017, suggesting Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbour Qatar.

Abrams went on to say that former US President Barack Obama would not have supported an attack on Qatar “but the new guy…” in reference to current American Preisdent Donald Trump.

In the emails, Abrams suggested Jordan control Qatar. “The Hashemites need to control Qatar … that would solve their financial problems and Qatar’s support of extremism.” as he put it.

It is noteworthy that Abrams served as deputy assistant to US President George W. Bush and as his deputy national security adviser.

On 5 June, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups in the region.

The four countries also imposed an embargo on Qatar and issued a long list of demands, including the closure of Doha-based news broadcaster Al Jazeera, under the threat of further sanctions.

Qatar has refused to submit, denying charges that it supports terrorism and describing the bloc’s efforts to isolate it as a violation of international law and an infringement of its national sovereignty.

A spokesperson at the UAE embassy in the US told Middle East Eye that she was “not in a position to confirm or deny” the emails were genuine.

Read: Has Trump become a leader of Arab nationalism?

Source Article from https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170916-uae-saudi-arabia-was-going-to-launch-military-attack-on-qatar/#comment-3524433180

Why are healthy young men in America suddenly going deaf?

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For some time now, Dave Hodges of the Common Sense Show has been reporting on strange events taking place in Northern Colorado. Last year, before the presidential election, Hodges reported on sightings of foreign mercenaries and elite military personnel from Nepal known as Gurkhas in that part of the state. He pointed out at the time that Gurkhas were specially recruited by the British army in the mid-19th century because they are elite, highly trained soldiers. Interestingly, he noted, Gurkhas are trained to fight against guerrilla forces. What, he wondered, were they doing in Northern Colorado?

Now, another shocking, baffling and confusing development has arisen in the same area of the state: At least 15 otherwise healthy veterans have suddenly gone completely deaf.

Paul Martin, a friend of Hodges, recently contacted him to inform him of the strange development. An unnamed friend of Martin who lives in this area and is a very healthy veteran, had suddenly woken up one morning to find that he had totally lost his hearing. When he visited a good VA hospital in the area, they ran several tests but could find absolutely nothing wrong. One of the doctors there informed the man that he was the 15th person from the region that had experienced the exact same bizarre thing.

As Hodges pointed out, while an acute event can cause you to lose your hearing suddenly and dramatically, no such event had taken place for any of these veterans. One minute everything was fine; the next their hearing was simply gone.

What could be going on to cause 15 healthy men to “suddenly and dramatically lose their hearing?” he asked. Since a major catastrophic event would have affected the whole region and non-veterans would have been affected as well, Hodges and Martin believe that veterans are being specifically targeted. (Related: American Legion endorses medical marijuana for veterans.)

The men have been collecting eyewitness and photographic evidence of the foreign military activity taking place in Northern Colorado for some time. In addition, some of the show’s listeners have submitted similar evidence from Southern Wyoming.

With this in mind, Martin and Hodges suspect that this could be a military beta test for a new weapon.

Making Hodges even more suspicious is the fact that when Martin was conveying the story to him on the phone, they were suddenly and dramatically disconnected, and Hodges had a hard time getting him back on the line.

The good news is that one of the affected men recovered his hearing after 30 days of total deafness. Doctors are hopeful that the same thing will happen with the other people in the group.

Hodges calls this a “mystery wrapped in an enigma, around another mystery.”

It certainly does seem baffling. …

Sources for this story include:





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Are this year’s violent, massive storms going to be the trigger for violent social unrest?

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In the days leading up to Hurricane Harvey making landfall in southeastern Texas, residents were advised to get out of the storm’s path and, if they chose not to, then hunker down and ride it out because it was going to be massive.

And it was. It was also devastating.

Besides testing the limits of local, state, and federal emergency management efforts, Harvey has taken key industrial infrastructure offline, probably for several more days or even weeks (most noticeable at the gas station, where prices have climbed more than 20 cents in some parts of the country).

As reported by Secession.news, in addition to losing Texas’ massive oil and gas refinery capacity, Harvey knocked out other vital industrial capacities:

…Texas is also home to another invaluable commodity in today’s world: chemicals. And Harvey has knocked out much of the state’s chemical manufacturing base as well — and again, for how long, no one knows.

Flooding in Texas continues to this day, and while waters are beginning to recede, lives affected by the storm will not soon be the same again. Many people have lost nearly everything they owned.

Now comes Hurricane Irma, and it promises to be even bigger than Harvey. As CNBC reports, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says parts of Florida and the East Coast will be “devastated” by Irma:

With Irma set to hit Florida as early as Saturday night, parts of Florida was [sic] expected to lose electricity for days, if not longer, and more than 100,000 people may need shelter, FEMA Administrator Brock Long warned at a news conference.

“Hurricane Irma continues to be a threat that is going to devastate the United States in either Florida or some of the southeastern states,” Long said. (Related: Hurricane Irma headed for “catastrophic” impact… fuel shortages strand Floridians… no escape for many.)

As the storm approached, chaos reigned as millions of people flooded local stores, gas stations, and then highways to escape the storm’s path. Millions of people are expected to be displaced by the storm. Also, Florida Power & Light, a regional electric company, estimated that more than 4.1 million customers (about 9 million people) would lose power and that the grid destruction might be such that outages could last weeks.

Or months.

“We currently have an army, frankly, of 13,500 restoration workers, both FPL crews and outside crews ready to respond as soon as it’s safe to do so,” FPL CEO Eric Silagy said, as reported by CBS Miami. Many of the linemen are coming from across the country including from as far away as California. We have prepositioned equipment and people getting ready to fight the aftermath of Irma.”

However, the company won’t put anyone in jeopardy.

“Unfortunately, there will be a period of time where we will have to hunker down and wait. We have to wait until the winds subside to 40mph to get on the road, 35mph to get buckets in the air,” he said.

As many resources as are heading to Florida, things are not going to get back to normal for a long, long time. And the longer the power is out, the more desperate people will become. Perhaps even dangerously desperate.

Then it won’t be long before politics is introduced into the mix, and everything that has gone wrong will be President Trump’s fault. In fact, he’s already being blamed for the storms by empty-headed Hollywood celebrities and Democrats who are either too stupid to know better or who are intentionally using the disasters to score political points. Either way, divisive politics plus divisive rhetoric mixed with raw emotions and desperation is a social Molotov cocktail waiting to be exploded.

The next few months could pass without much fuss, or they could reign in some of the worst political violence we’ve seen in the Age of Leftism and Trump. We should be ready for the worst.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources include:






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Construction of Russia’s gas pipeline to Turkey going full steam ahead

“The sea part of the project has seen 220 kilometers of two lines of pipes being laid,” said Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller.

The Turkish Stream or TurkStream pipeline has been under construction since May this year. The pipeline will go from Russia’s Black Sea coast beneath the sea to Turkey, and extend to the border with Greece.

It will see two lines; the first will be for the Turkish market, the second for gas to the countries of South and South-Eastern Europe. Each line has a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters per year.

The length of the sea part of the pipeline will be about 910 kilometers and another 180 kilometers on land in Turkey.

For Turkey, natural gas is a principal energy source accounting for 38 percent of the country’s power needs and is used for heating and cooking in over of 12 million households.

According to Gazprom’s Miller, Russian deliveries account for 53 percent of Turkey’s domestic market without Turkish Stream, and the share will only grow in the future. For the Russian company, Turkey is the second largest market after Germany.

Miller added that the countries of South and South-Eastern Europe produce less and less natural gas, and will need to buy from Russia, as they would need to reduce coal’s share in electricity generation.

Gazprom claims there will be no serious impact on the environment, seabed geology, water quality and the habitat for marine life and sea birds as well as fisheries due to the TurkStream construction.

Source Article from https://www.rt.com/business/401585-turkstream-russia-turkey-gazprom-construction/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Chart Is Telling Us That The $USD Is Going To Be Collapsing In The Coming Months.

Orchestrated USD 2014-2017 Bull Market

US Dollar ($USD) dropping below critical support

By quick way of review, here’s the key chart. As you can see, the $USD staged a large bull market run in 2014 as the [Foreign] Federal Reserve wound down its QE program. The greenback was then range bound for three years until this month when it broke down in a big way.

The Long Term [40 year] Chart Of The $USD

Here’s the $USD’s chart running back 40 years. I call this the “single most important chart in the world,” because how the $USD moves has a massive impact on all other asset classes.

As you can see the $USD broke out of a massive 40 year falling wedge pattern [between 2014-2016]. This initial breakout has failed to reach its ultimate target (120) and is now rolling over for a retest of the upper trendline in the mid-to low-80s.

Put simply, this chart is telling us that the $USD is going to be collapsing in the coming months. 

  1. Deep State Manipulation Of The Silver & Gold Market Is Collapsing
  2. Putin Declares “Total Independence” From Rothschild NWO Banking Cabal Which Began In 2006

[A Timing Window For Accelerated Collapse May Be Around The End Of September October 2017]

The implications of this are going to be tremendous for the financial system. US corporate profits will be increasing particularly for large multi-national companies. Emerging Markets will outperform.

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Endless Printing Of USD By A Foreign Federal Reserve

You Know The Same People President Jackson Shut Down

Fanta Sea Debt By Fiat.   FYI -> Fanta was an inexpensive pop that was made during Nazi Germany

What happens when new currency is created with few limits by central banks and commercial banks?


Far too much debt and currency are created.

Central Bank Balance Sheets have increased by $10 trillion in the last decade and $1 trillion YTD in 2017.

What happens when an extra $10 trillion in central bank debt plus another $80 trillion or so in other global debt is created in a decade?

  1. I Killed The Bank ~ President Andrew Jackson
  2. Discovered 950 Million Ounce Silver Short Position: Costs $1 Billion Loss Per $1 Dollar Silver Ounce Increase
  3. Supreme Court Of The U.S. Ruled JP Morgan Chase To Stand Trial For Violating Antitrust Laws & For Rigging The Comex Silver Market


Prices rise because each fiat currency unit purchases less.

Market                           early 2007                             early 2017

NASDAQ Composite            2,400                                        6,000

S&P 500 Index                      1,400                                        2,370

T-Bond                                     110                                            150

Gold                                         700                                         1,250

Silver                                         13                                              18

Crude Oil                                  60                                              50

Goldfinger 1964

The debt creation “money hose” levitated the NASDAQ and other stock markets, the bond market, and most commodities. Crude Oil, like gold and silver, rallied much higher and then crashed.

  1. Smashing The Myth There’s Not Enough Silver Or Gold: Limited Supply Is A Feature

In the U.S. the Dow, S&P, and NASDAQ appear healthy while the economy, employment, and middle class limp along. Many pension funds, after nearly a decade of levitated stock market returns and repressed interest rates, look like a train wreck in the next decade.

Are we close to a blast that will explode our financial world?

  1. China, Russia,  Dumping U.S. Paper Currency For Silver & Gold


It hardly matters what the fuse will be, but a few come to mind

  1. Escalating war in Syria, Middle-East, and/or North Korea.
  2. Government shut-down and loss of confidence in the administration and congress.
  3. Derivative crisis, similar to 2008 meltdown.
  4. Collapse of the Euro and EU.
  5. German or Italian banks implode.
  6. Global dollar crash and rise of the SDR as the new “trading currency.”
  7. Federal Reserve revival of Quantitative Easing and more aggressive dollar devaluations.

Regardless of which “snowflake” (The James Rickards example) causes the avalanche, there is an avalanche in our future, whether it is an overdue stock market crash, on-going bond market crash, another massive QE program to levitate markets that leads to a crash in the dollar, wars in Syria, North Korea, or wherever the [Deceiving Murderous] powers-that-be choose for 2017-2018. Read “Neocons Have Trump on His Knees.”

John P. Hussman, Ph.D. Stalling Engines: The Outlook for U.S. Economic Growth

“… we expect S&P 500 annual nominal total returns to average just 0.6% over the coming 12-year period, even if underlying economic growth accelerates to historically normal rates.”

Margin Debt:

Margin debt looks dangerously high, similar to conditions before the 2000 crash and 2008 crash.

Mish on Margin Debt:

Wolf Richter: Stock Markets Sit Blithely on a Powerful Time Bomb

What about the flamboyant NASDAQ? (Log Scale)

The monthly chart shows 25 years of speculation and crash behavior.

The NASDAQ looks toppy. Watch out below …

The weekly NASDAQ Composite has accelerated higher – from about 4,600 to 6,000 in ten months.

Look out below.

The daily and weekly charts show upward acceleration and increasingly steep support lines. Markets can accelerate higher for only so long before they either correct or crash.

But we are told the [foreign] Fed and President Trump will make everything great again, the [foreign] Fed will buy stocks and print dollars as needed to inflate the bubble etc. etc. etc.


Example: “We’re Seeing a Healthy Pause Now, Higher Markets Later This Year.”

Sovereign Man: Charles Schwab “announced that the number of new brokerage accounts soared 44% during the first quarter of 2017… the fastest pace in 17 years.” (since the dot-com bust)

Graham Summers:Stocks Just Triggered a Rare Weekly Sell Signal

Paul Tudor Jones Has a Message for Janet Yellen: ‘Be Terrified’

“…years of low interest rates have bloated stock valuations to a level not seen since 2000, right before the Nasdaq tumbled 75% over two-plus years.”

James Rickards: Markets Are Set Up for a Fall

“Once the stock market surveys this landscape of higher rates, slower growth, possible recession and government shutdown, it has nowhere to go but down.”



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My opinion:

The NASDAQ is primed for a major correction. Other indexes will follow. In response, global central banks will print currencies, levitate markets, buy stocks, extend and pretend, and buy time … making the inevitable crash more devastating.

All-time highs in stocks, escalating war news, Italian banks, French politics, Syria, North Korea, Deutsche Bank, blaming Russia, and a dozen other danger zones suggest caution, encourage gold and silver purchases, and create skepticism regarding [corporate] media “happy-talk.”

Timing a top is difficult given manipulated markets, contrived politics and managed news, but April and May of 2017 look like a time for caution, reduction in stock portfolios, and insurance in the form of gold and silver bullion safely stored outside the banking system.

The Deviant Investor

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How Trump is going to be blamed for the next financial crash


On Wednesday there were a lot of Trump fans who were celebrating the latest progress in the stock market. For the first time in over 100 years, the DOW gained 4,000 points over the course of 200 working days. That’s 4,000 points since Trump was elected, so it’s easy to draw a connection between the stock market’s dizzying new heights and Trump’s ascent to the White House.

But Trump’s supporters shouldn’t really celebrate that, because there’s no way that this can last. It’s been pointed out many times before that Trump is being set up for the inevitable crash of our economy. The elites simply can’t wait to pull the plug on the many financial bubbles that are haunting our economy. If they do it now, they’ll walk away with a lot of money while Trump is left with all the blame, since he took so much credit for the stock market’s remarkable performance.

Of course, a financial crash won’t look so bad for Trump if it comes out of nowhere. What the elites really need is a financial crash that can be easily pinned on the President, and it appears that they may finally have it. You may recall that Trump recently said that he will veto the next spending bill that’s due in September, if the Senate and Congress don’t include funding for his border wall. He basically threatened to cause a government shutdown if the Democrats don’t cooperate with him.

Coincidentally, the House will likely need to raise the federal debt ceiling next month. That effort could be seriously hindered if our representatives and president can’t agree on a new spending bill. And if the federal debt ceiling isn’t raised, all hell could break loose.

Credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings on Wednesday said a failure by U.S. officials to raise the federal debt ceiling in a timely manner would prompt it to review the U.S. sovereign rating, “with potentially negative implications.”

Fitch, which currently assigns the United States its highest rating – “AAA” – said in a statement that the prioritization of debt service payments over other government obligations, should the debt ceiling not be raised, “may not be compatible with ‘AAA’ status.”

The U.S. sovereign debt rating is Fitch’s measure of confidence in the soundness of the U.S. economy.

Without the ability to sell more debt, the government is expected to run out of cash, possibly in early October, and faces the risk of not paying the interest and principal on its debt on time. The United States defaulting on its bonds, traders fear, would rattle financial markets worldwide.

It’s understandable that Trump wants to put his foot down and demand that our legislative branch fund his border wall. It was the crux of his campaign, and his base will grow restless if he doesn’t get it built. But if he causes a government shut down in the process, it could trigger the next financial crisis, and lead to the demise of his presidency. And the people who turned our economy into a casino will walk away without receiving any blame.

Source Article from https://www.sott.net/article/360194-How-Trump-is-going-to-be-blamed-for-the-next-financial-crash

Bannon Going to War for Trump

Bannon Going to War for Trump

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

His Friday departure didn’t end his support for Trump, Bannon returning to Breitbart News as executive chairman, telling Bloomberg News on Friday:

“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up. I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents – on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.”

During his American Prospect interview days earlier, he criticized globalist Gary Cohn, former Goldman Sachs CEO/Trump’s chief economic advisor, and “Goldman Sachs lobbying.”

Last Wednesday, he and billionaire Robert Mercer discussed “how Trump could get his agenda back on track,” according to Bloomberg.

Former Trump advisor Sam Nunberg said “Steve played an integral part in the president’s journey.” 

“(He) went into the White House and didn’t betray his values, worked every day to advance the agenda that the president was elected on. Trump’s voters may get upset that America’s not being made great again. We’ll find out.”

Deputy assistant to Trump Sebastian Gorka may be the next to go, according to Bloomberg, White House chief of staff General John Kelly “looking to root out Bannon allies and other officials prone to igniting public firestorms.”

On August 7, Bannon submitted his resignation, effective August 14, delayed until Friday because of events in Charlottesville.

An unnamed White House official called him Trump’s most effective advocate. Administration globalists are strengthened by his departure.

Breitbart News said Bannon returns to the organization “a populist hero,” exactly one year to the day since joining Trump’s campaign last August 17, believing BN’s appeal will benefit with him back.

Whether losing another loyalist weakens Trump further remains to be seen. Bannon unleashed as a private citizen could serve his former boss effectively at Breitbart, free from White House politics.

Still, his departure boosts the power and influence of hawkish administration generals and Pentagon commanders, along with Wall Street and other globalists.

Trump remains embattled with him part of or gone from the administration, struggling to save his presidency, a battle he could lose.

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