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@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov It's hard to overstate how important a cooperating Manafort becomes to unraveling media subversion.

But let's start with Eric's documentation of media-influence operations & go from there.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov First, remember @ericgarland initially just released the public, executive summary of his research into *one* aspect of this - a consistent pattern of harassment in response to his original Game Theory thread.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov There are so many critical details to go over here.

One, the patterns were easily detected, & hard evidence could be found in abundance.

Two, Eric *didn't* stop with documenting & researching just that one piece.
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"It's the future of money because it's censorship resistant, deflationary and decentralized, so the da gov't can't print it! Sooo your savings are safe from inflation... OMG STORE OFF VAULEEE!!1 NOO REGULATIOOON"

Yeah. Tether.

But more importantly ... /1
Ya can take a boulder, paint some wheels on it, and call it "a futuristic automobile". Your newly invented "car", will be outside traffic laws, hence out of gov't control. GREAT! More power to you! ... /2
You've now become the weirdo pretending to drive on the interstate, while sitting on a painted boulder and screaming to everyone passing by: "Hey ignorant no-coiner! come and see the amazing future of unhindered driving!"

To understand where it all went downhill for you ... /3
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Back @BylineFest for day 3 - starting here in Forest Forum to hear @RVAwonk @J_amesp @zabrinazabrisky chaired by #BylineFest best-dressed chair Peter York
Audience member @stonesister7 offered to explain the #AltRight as a fake term invented by #SteveBannon - what are we taking about is #Nazism - to make it sound hip & trendy & it’s working
Another adds: #AltRight are nationalistic, xenophobic & prepared to suborn democracy to achieve their aims

Chair @PeterPeteryork takes these on & asks what links these trends across USA & Europe
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA Again, there was a warning about more evidence being released in tandem with egregious attacks on Kremlin's critics.

Given the targeting of Brennan, we’ve hit another tipping point.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA I was planning to drop more evidence sources, but I don't think everyone yet realizes the security-clearance fiasco is a giant evidence-reaping machine *in* *itself.*
@JohnBrennan @GenMhayden
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden As discussed previously in this thread, we have no shortage of people who direly need to proffer *something,* in the face of an investigation that needs neither their testimony nor their evidence.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
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@ericgarland @20committee So, .@ericgarland gets a new kind of botnet targeting, & .@JamesFourM runs into issues w/his article on @Medium?

There was a warning about harassment & the countering release of evidence on the conspiracy.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ The warning: Any egregious harassment of Kremlin critics could release or expedite yet *another* major evidence source against the conspiracy.

While unpleasant, I think these two each warrant something modest… yet formidable.

& apropos.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ So, Eric you brought up the agencies rating investments recently, as well as AIG, stock markets, etc.

What, you might ask, is so deadly about global finance & the conspiracy? Beyond the obvious flows of money & influence?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
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1/5 Cause and effect the cornerstone of Wyckoff methodology. Time to get physical, Isaac Newton famously once said ‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction’. With that in mind, let's use it analyse the previous cycles on BTC…
2/5 Aprils accumulation (cause) and markup phase (effect). Accumulation lasted 13days and markup lasted an equal amount of time. NOTE: dropping volume on markup
3/5 Mays distribution (cause) and markup phase (effect). Distribution lasted 26days and markdown lasted 23days. :thonking
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@ericgarland @MingGao26 @YouTube Maybe I should clarify a few points. Nothing the .@FBI, .@NSAGov, .@DHSgov, @thespybrief aren't aware of already.

But for Russian operatives approaching the point of no return, why you *want* a deal w/#Mueller.
@ericgarland @MingGao26 @YouTube @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @thespybrief Briefly, as I've said before, the US can impose a total lockdown of any aggressor's economy, but the worst part is we can lift that total sanction on *everything* for a mere pittance - a virtual gift, even.

For every intel operative & leader involved in this assault.
@ericgarland @MingGao26 @YouTube @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @thespybrief If you're thinking, "Wait, we'd never be able to execute an attack like this again if they turn us in" you may have missed what a fiasco it is already.
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OK people. I'm live tweeting @neo4j's #Chicago #GraphTour event today.
We are currently in the keynote. The speaker is talking about how popular Neo4j is
Keynote now telling us about all the new Neo4j features. Examples: location filter, including 3d. Auto cache reheating. I'm interested to know if auto cache reheating is working with query patterns or meant to replace them or what
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@MollyMcKew @ifindkarma @goldengateblond On the other hand, if you're receiving #cryptocurrency payments, or babbling about your actions over Signal/WhatsApp while talking/texting the target of a warrant, are actively coordinating with, say, Cambridge Analytica, etc...

Well, you may have some issues.
@MollyMcKew @ifindkarma @goldengateblond Also remember that a #FARA cascade is just ordinary FARA in a small, tightly interconnected ecosystem overrun with FARA violations, when people w/nothing else to proffer realize they can proffer dozens-if-not-hundreds of violators. Often w/hard evidence.

See DC, NY & Hollywood.
@MollyMcKew @ifindkarma @goldengateblond And there's far more than just that. See @ericgarland's work on compromised media, for example.

Short version, if you were violating statutes, it's well *past* time to start talking. Or so I understand.
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@RepSwalwell @realDonaldTrump If anyone wants a summary of how incredibly *bad* an idea it is to do *anything* illegal with #cryptocurrency, here's a brief thread...
@RepSwalwell @realDonaldTrump And if anyone wants to see *part* of what I sent to the @FBI on this in September of 2017 or so, here's a bit of another thread...
@RepSwalwell @realDonaldTrump @FBI And if any deep-cover spies are wondering how bad this might get...
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@ericgarland I loved it when prosecutors added 700+ pages of Cohen's formerly "encrypted" WhatsApp messages to the court.

It's not just "what, commercial encryption *isn't* unbreakable?"

Think about all the people calling fellow conspirators on Signal who were already under warrant.
@ericgarland No, not just FISA warrants.

But we've had multiple, vast sources of hard evidence of criminal activities.

#Cryptocurrency transactions, Transition emails, the 420,000+ Hansa users, #FinCEN data, money laundering & so forth, *already* forming a global map of crime & subversion.
@ericgarland So what happens when law enforcement records the phones calls of numerous people for whom they not only have probable cause, but evidence already "beyond a reasonable doubt"?

And what happens when so many callers think their words are encrypted & they can speak *very* openly?
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Is #Israel becoming a promised land of impunity for international crooks & fraudsters?

israelpalestinenews.org/is-israel-beco… via @ifamericansknew
#Israel isn’t just a sanctuary for world’s #Jews, it has also become a haven for financial fraudsters. Since #Israel is a close ally of #US-it is unlikely it will face sanctions from foreign governments as #Israel provides a welcome mat out for both homegrown & foreign fraudsters
Over a decade, #Israel has become a global hub of investment scams, employing more than 10,000 citizens—many of them new immigrants & foreign-language speakers—selling fraudulent binary options, forex, CFDs & cryptocurrency investments over the phone & internet to people abroad
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@lauferlaw @ninaandtito Remember...

1. Everything @thespybrief has been teaching us about Venona and deep-cover spies.

cc: @ericgarland @counterchekist
@lauferlaw @ninaandtito @thespybrief @ericgarland @counterchekist 2. If you were taking down cell after cell of Russian assets engaged in conventional criminal activity, you could simply reap harvest after harvest along with all the ordinary criminals, & defer espionage prosecution.
@lauferlaw @ninaandtito @thespybrief @ericgarland @counterchekist 3. If you had already broken their secure communications, say, by expelling "official cover" spies who could act as secure go-betweens w/known credentials & breaking all means of encryption, etc, then it becomes very difficult to warn them about the jaws closing.
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Hmm. *How* easy is it to track #cryptocurrencies?

By definition, a permanent, online, irremovable record of each exchange.

Aka, the #blockchain.

@Bambenek literally set up an automatic tracker of neo-Nazi #bitcoin transactions. @NeonaziWallets.
twitter.com/NeonaziWallets
I go into this rather extensively. In part because of just how *much* has surfaced recently on how vulnerable it is.

For criminals at least.
If your wallet public/private key is out there, people can literally Google it.

But notice just how *many* huge cryptocurrency law-enforcement takedowns have been in the news recently.

Backpage gets taken down for child trafficking & money laundering $1/2 billion... in bitcoin?
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FOCUSED WEALTH: I have a pretty diverse network, thanks to #socialmedia. I meet incredible people offline that I first met online. Some of them are accomplished investors. I have noticed a trend.
#Thread #InvestInYou #Investment #Money
There's a gentleman who always speaks about #venturefunding in the #renewableenergy sector. Honestly, my eyes glaze over when he goes on about turbines and solar panels and the projects he's working on in Brazil. This is because venture funding is not my area of strength.
One day he told me his revenue projections and my eyes popped at the numbers.
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0/ #RESEARCH PAPER Review

Digital Tulips?
Returns to Investors in Initial Coin Offerings

Hugo Benedetti/Leonard Kostovetsky
Boston College

Draft Date: May 20th, 2018

#ICOs #cryptocurrency #BTC #LTC #ETH #EOS

poseidon01.ssrn.com/delivery.php?I…
1/ From a dataset of 4,003 executed and planned ICOs,
which raised a total of $12 billion in capital, nearly all since January 2017.
Average returns were 179% from the ICO price to the first day’s opening market price, over a holding period that averages just 16 days.
2/ Even after imputing returns of -100% to ICOs that don’t list their tokens within 60 days and adjusting for the returns of the asset class, the representative ICO investor earns 82%.

HODLING generated average buy-and hold additional returns of 48% in the first 30 trading days
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And bear in mind, there are a *lot* of threads which amplify their ability to track down not just the laundered money, but criminals & intel assets, records of crimes, etc.
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For example, #botnets! Thousands, sometimes *millions* of computers linked together, letting you hack, launch DDoS attacks, dox and stalk, reap kompromat and demand blackmail ransoms or distribute bribes!

What could go wrong?

Everything.
The trick is: What happens when you overlay all this data from different sources on top of the map created by #cryptocurrency exchanges the underworld thought were invisible & the transactions & holdings unearthed by #FinCEN.
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I'm very curious what will be found when the .@FBI/.@NSAGov overlay the data seized from Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, et al & overlay it on everything else.

Mass shootings. #Cryptocurrency bribery patterns. Media subversion.
Evolutionary algorithms take a multitude of programs and throw them at the same problem. You eliminate the ones that fail & mix together those that succeed.

But you can also do that with people & the stimulus directed at them.
.@FBI/.@NSAGov
But if you have access to medical/psychological records & target accordingly, you have a target set whose mental landscape & even psychological triggers have been elaborately mapped out.

& if you consider *people* as disposable as your programs, you can test.
.@FBI/.@NSAGov
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Hello everyone and thank you for hosting me on #Audacious, @arkinsquare! My tweets will be a thread, so please follow along. I'll also take questions afterwards.
First of all, introductions. I'm Subomi Plumptre, wearer of many hats - investor, #brand strategist, #socialmedia strategist and idea developer. #Audacious @arkinsquare
Here are a few of my professional credentials - I'm a member of the Executive Committee at @AlderConsulting, a Creative Intelligence Firm. #Audacious @arkinsquare
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Bang in the middle of the Hillary:Trump Presidential diatribe, the US Congress passed this Bill... 415:0. That’s how you prioritize an issue across the aisle. #BloodBuddhas 11/n
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Even countries like Pakistan and China have new laws and enforcement wings to fight #BloodBuddhas. #BloodBuddhas 12/n
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Jordan's GDP is <2% of India's. Yet they have an enforcement agency for heritage. #BloodBuddhas 13/n
zawya.com/mena/en/story/…
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Exposé: How ISIS steals our Heritage & sells it through the Dark Web for terror-funding.
Read the full thread on #BloodBuddhas 1/n
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Some interesting comments from SEC Chairman Jay Clayton during talk about #cryptocurrency regulation at Princeton. #ClaytonCrypto #Ethereum #Bitcoin

1. SEC is starting from the principle that DLT has incredible promise

bit.ly/2FqmEuN
bit.ly/2q7hqhX
/2. SEC are still trying to wrap their heads around this -- "where does our jurisdiction begin?"

bit.ly/2JlDMEx
bit.ly/2uRpgBa
/3. However, they need to enforce regulation to actually prevent regulation from becoming too severe due to the immense risk of fraud in crypto

bit.ly/2IuZdSf
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1) Louis Thomas McFadden
"Vociferous Foe of the Federal Reserve"
US Congressman 1914-1932
Chair of US House Committee on Banking and Currency 1920-1931
Hired as cashier at First National Bank in Canton, PA in 1899, became president of bank by 1916.
#FollowTheMoney #QAnon @POTUS
2) "The Federal Reserve is one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen"
McFadden's legacy was the passing of the McFadden Act of 1927 which sought competitive equality between national banks and state-chartered banks.
#QAnon #InternetBillOfRights #FakeNews @POTUS
3) "This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government." - Louis Thomas McFadden in an address to congress.
He knew more than anyone about the Fed at the time.
#QAnon #TheGreatAwakening #FakeNews @realDonaldTrump
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Going to try to tweet this as I work through it. Someone out there doesn't like facebook. At least 3-4 different freshly minted botnets are retweeting anything with the #DeleteFacebook hashtag.
#Bot #TwitterBots
the 1st "set" of bots is very similar to the elon musk cryptocurrency scammer bots that are running wild on twitter.
they are retweeting everything this account tweets:
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