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UPDATE 4 - Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets


Reuters
By Mark Hosenball
and Will Dunham
3 March 2015


Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified information, with the retired four-star general admitting to giving eight "black books" full of such data to a military mistress who was writing his biography.

Petraeus, 62, will plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material under the deal, according to documents filed on Tuesday in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The plea agreement announced by the Justice Department marks the latest chapter in an astonishing fall from grace for Petraeus, an intellectual with a Princeton University doctorate and a counter-insurgency expert widely considered one of America's most important military leaders of recent decades.

He served stints as the top U.S. commander in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and then as CIA director and was lauded by senior U.S. lawmakers. But his career came crashing down thanks to an extramarital affair with his biographer, former Army Reserve officer Paula Broadwell.

Petraeus faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison. But under the deal prosecutors and his lawyers are recommending a $40,000 fine and two years of probation.

Petraeus had previously said he did not provide classified information to Broadwell, who was writing his biography, titled "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," along with another author at the time of the affair.

But court papers filed with the plea deal stated Petraeus in 2011 unlawfully gave Broadwell the black books of classified information including identities of covert officers, code word information, war strategy, intelligence capabilities, diplomatic talks and information from high-level White House National Security Council meetings.

Petraeus then lied to the FBI about it, the court papers said.

Petraeus holds a senior post at private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), which said he will stay in his role of chairman of the KKR Global Institute, its economic and geopolitical think tank.

Petraeus quit as CIA director under President Barack Obama in November 2012 after the affair was discovered.

The plea deal enables Petraeus to avoid a potentially embarrassing criminal trial in which details of his affair promised to figure prominently.

One of Petraeus' leading supporters, Republican Arizona Senator John McCain, said with the plea deal:

"I believe it is time to consider this matter closed."

McCain praised Petraeus for his distinguished career and said he has apologized and expressed deep regret.

Another former CIA director, John Deutch, was accused of mishandling classified material and agreed to plead guilty, but President Bill Clinton stepped in and pardoned him in 2001.

Court documents detailing the plea agreement said that while serving as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Petraeus maintained the eight 5-by-8 inch (13-by-20 cm) notebooks with black covers.

Petraeus kept the black books after retiring from the military in 2011, the documents stated. In August 2011, Petraeus agreed to provide the black books to Broadwell, referred in the documents not by name but as his biographer, and delivered them to a private residence in Washington where she was staying as source material for the book.

The documents said Petraeus left the books with Broadwell for about four days before taking them back to his home in Arlington, Virginia.

After resigning from the CIA that November, Petraeus signed a security form assuring that he did not possess any classified information even though the notebooks were still at his home, the documents stated. With a search warrant, the FBI in April 2013 went to his home and seized the black books from an unlocked drawer in his first-floor study, the documents said.

The court documents also said Petraeus lied to FBI investigators in October 2012, shortly before he quit the CIA, by saying he had never given classified information to his mistress.

(Additional reporting by Nate Raymond and Gregory Roumeliotis; Writing by Will Dunham; Editing by Christian Plumb and Lisa Shumaker)

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  1. This is the new #1, please place general comments here

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    1. Hello Canauzzie, I hope the time John spent with the Elders was great. It sounds as if we will finally get our breakthrough. I also read that the CBI gave the green light to implement the deletion of the zeroes. This really coincides with the post John made early last month about the WB and IMF met to finalize everything. Keep up the good work guys.

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    2. GriffonRed
      Where did you read that? I'm not sure deletion of the zeroes would help any dinar holder... rather, it would just void their holdings as far as I understand it. I guess that's why this is ultra high risk!
      JW

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    3. Here you are Jeeves.

      http://www.alsumaria.tv/news/126626/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%82-%D8%AD%D8%B0%D9%81-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D9%85%D8%B4%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B9-%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%85-%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%B7%D9%8A%D9%86%D8%A7-%D8%A7%D9%84/ar

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    4. DL
      I just wrote a decent reply and my internet messed out when I sent! Basically it means knocking off zeroes from a note so 25,000 may become a 2,500 or 250 or even 25 dinar note but worth the same. This is a way of bypassing the currency holders outside of the country and is an option for all countries even Vietnam. The citizens get time to swap notes but we get left out with old useless void paper. I wouldn't be shocked to see something like this happen.
      JW

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    5. Darrylluke, Jeeves. Remember also that the Iraqi Dinar has 3 zeroes in front of the exchange rate .00086. When I had my Dinar this was explained that the 3 zeroes deleted would be from the exchange rate, which would make it 86 cents per Dinar. If it was going to happen the other way, the White Hats would have told us so. I'm just glad I got rid of all my Dinar, as John advised months ago that the Dinar might go the way of the South Sea Bubble. Relax guys, don't worry this is just for the Dinar that post I made, even John said that he would rather hold Dong than Dinar if he had any. I personally believe that the Dong will be a sleeper. As for the gurus, they need to be gutted and fed to the gators, and TNT Tony's fat carcass would make a huge meal. LOL

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    6. Ah! There you go then ignore me DL... I was told it wrong by somebody then!! Thanks GriffonRed!
      JW

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  2. Shameful and disgusting. So few that can be trusted in the military or government. Wish I knew who all the good ones are, but I feel we will know shortly. I hope there's more than I can count on my two hands.

    Fingers crossed!

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  3. Just found this article. Notice the gold renminbi coin used as the "O" in World

    The Chinese have put out billboard ads announcing the renminbi as the new world currency

    March 4, 2015
    Bangkok, Thailand

    When I arrived to Bangkok the other day, coming down the motorway from the airport I saw a huge billboard—and it floored me.

    The billboard was from the Bank of China. It said: “RMB: New Choice; The World Currency”

    Given that the Bank of China is more than 70% owned by the government of the People’s Republic of China, I find this very significant.

    It means that China is literally advertising its currency overseas, and it’s making sure that everyone landing at one of the world’s busiest airports sees it. They know that the future belongs to them and they’re flaunting it.

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  4. So it's a misdemeanor for him and some of these whisky blowers are getting so much time in prison they opt to be a woman. Then again if you're in jail for the rest of your life and you do that would they transfer you to an all woman prison? Maybe Manning was onto something better to be with women then all dudes. LOL

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  5. Texas High School Basketball Team Displays Incredible Sportsmanship

    http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/texas-high-school-basketball-team-displays-incredible-sportsmanship/

    2:32

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  6. All major global banks now meet Basel III requirements

    The world's 224 major international banks now meet the risk-based capital requirements under the tougher Basel III banking regulations and have further narrowed the shortfall in capital required to meet targets for 2019, according to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS).

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  7. What Hillary Clinton Just Got BUSTED For Could Be The End Of Her Presidential Campaign

    During Hillary Clinton’s entire failed reign as Secretary of State, she NEVER used a government email address to conduct government business.
    Not only did this heinous woman use her own personal email the entire time but her staff didn’t archive ALL of her emails as required by the Federal Records Act.

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    1. Judicial Watch Sues for Hillary and Huma’s Egypt Emails

      (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department seeking any and all communications – including emails – from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Chief of Staff Huma Abedin with Nagla Mahmoud, wife of ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2013 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00321)). This latest lawsuit will require the State Department to answer questions about and conduct thorough searches of Hillary Clinton’s newly discovered hidden email accounts. Judicial Watch also has nearly a dozen other active FOIA lawsuits that may require the State Department to search these email accounts. Huma Abedin is also alleged to have a secret account as well...

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    2. Judicial Watch Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Use of Private Email to Conduct Government Business

      (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding potential criminal violations of law in Hillary Clinton’s conducting official State Department business using a private email account:
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      Is what Hillary did with her email accounts any different than what Petraeus did? I think not!

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    3. Petraeus won't be running for President.

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    4. You got that right, and as it looks; neither will Billary!!!!

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    6. HOW HILLARY CLINTON EXPOSED HER EMAILS TO FOREIGN SPIES... IN ORDER TO HIDE THEM FROM THE AMERICAN PUBLIC

      So the whole Hillary Clinton email story is getting worse and worse for Clinton. We already noted that there was no way she couldn't have known that she had to use government email systems for government work, as there was a big scandal from the previous administration using private emails and within the early Obama administration as well. This morning we discovered that Clinton also gave clintonemail.com email addresses to staffers, which undermines the argument made by Hillary's spokesperson that it was okay for her to use her own email address because any emails with staffers would still be archived by the State Department thanks to their use of state.gov emails.
      __________________________________________________________________

      We can imagine what happened at Benghazi?

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  8. 2015/03/benjamin-fulford-press-conference-to
    This is definitely something to look forward to. True healing the natural way. Finally.

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    1. This article is an announcement of Press conference to propose a new medical system.

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    2. Biffie, that looks very promising! )

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    3. Announcement of Press conference to propose a new medical system The conference will be hosted by: Shunsuke Funase, well known Japanese author, specialist on medical issues Richard Koshimizu, head of the Japan Independence Party Benjamin Fulford, journalist with over 50 books published Statement by conference hosts: We support the creation of a medical system that cures people instead of harming them. The new system will be based on the following 10 principles: 1) It emphasizes natural healing power 2) Food, the mind and the body will be the basis for healing 3) Natural cures will be used to the maximum 4) The nervous and immunological healing systems will be emphasized 5) Laughter therapy will be actively employed 6) The use of “qi”(気)therapy will be re-emphasized 7) Balancing the two halves of the body (seitai) and exercise will be used as therapy 8) Environmental improvements will be used as therapy 9) Alternative medicine will be studied from a broad perspective 10)We will seek to establish new systems of medical governance We seek to unite patients, healers and the government to establish a new dawn for medicine. We call on ordinary citizens as well as doctors and nurses to participate in this system. With this announcement we plan to sow the seeds of a new medical system. The system will be announced at a press conference to take place on March 10th at 1900 hours Japan Standard Time that will be broadcast live on the internet. This is the URL: veggy_channel http://www.ustream.tv/channel/veggy > <プレスリリース記者会見 発起人> > ジャーナリスト Funase Shunsuke > ノンフィクション作家 Benjamin Fulford > ネット・ジャーナリスト Richard Koshimizu

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    4. It is nice, warm and fuzzy, but we are a long ways from anything like that coming forward. The people bringing this to us are not anywhere close to being in power, so it is nothing more than something hopeful to read.

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    5. Our world is what we, as a collective conscious mind, believe it is. All things start from a seed, or an idea, and from there, they grow.

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  9. Bibi's War Cry Rings Hollow in Congress

    Iran and the six major powers are closer than ever before to reaching an agreement to end the unnecessary crisis over Iran’s nuclear program. When the stakes are this high, sources and credibility matter.

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    1. Israel must be concerned that their window to strike is shrinking. We all know that congress did not invite Netanyahoo, but rather they were told to invite. These actions are signs of desperation...signs of weakness.

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    2. Agreed Jack,
      Netanyahoo is pulling for straws and wants UsA to support lies to support any campaign against Iran...this will not keep Netanyahoo in office...I hope the people vote him out. There is much corruption coming out on his wife that will dampen his campaign...and did you read about Netanyahoo posing in his servants quarters, taking pictures pretending to be "poor"? He got busted...

      He does appear to be quite desperate!

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    3. Back Off Netanyahu: Russia to Produce Nuclear Fuel in Iran

      Last year Russia agreed to build eight new nuclear power plants in Iran, and now the Russians are going to work to produce nuclear fuel in Iranian territory. Four of the new plants are planned to be built at the Bushehr site, while the other four will be constructed elsewhere.

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    4. I think Israel knows that once Russia and China step in to control their backyard that the opportunity will be gone. It may very well be too late...hopefully.

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  10. CITIGROUP, MORGAN STANLEY, MERRILL LYNCH RECEIVED $6 TRILLION BACKDOOR BAILOUT FROM FED

    Senator Elizabeth Warren put her finger on the pulse of the growing public outrage over how the Federal Reserve conducts much of its operations in secret and appears to frequently succumb to the desires of Wall Street to the detriment of the public interest...

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  11. More work needed on this, but a good idea.
    Farm in a box produces an acre's worth of crops in a shipping container

    http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/farm-box-produces-acres-worth-crops-shipping-container.html

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    1. Wow P, this is a great idea. Wish the container was a little cheaper. Would be so wonderful for winter. Yum!!

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  12. CNBC article about de-crowning the dollar and the collapse ahead.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101133131

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  13. Pray for the White Hats. If they don't win, well, they just have to win.

    I have to agree with everything that is said. It's a somewhat lengthy read but so worth reading imo.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-04/guest-post-yesterday-was-very-sad-day-america


    Excerpt:

    Well I found it incredibly sad yesterday watching our legislators in our own house of Congress give the foreign leader of a beggar nation (to the tune of $4 billion per annum) a standing ovation like he had just solved all of America’s problems. But the fact is Netanyahu came to give a speech that was in direct conflict with that of the American president.

    Now I’m no fan of Obama but I hold deep respect for the scope of the position of President of the United States of America. And to have a nation that takes money from our tax payers only to turn around and use that money to buy off our tax payers’ representatives so they will pass foreign policy only concerned with Israel, gives me a rotting feeling in my stomach.

    These paid for policies entitle Israel to utilize our Intelligence, our technology, our brave young men and women soldiers and our tax payer dollars to fight wars that have no benefit but much harm to America. As for the legislators who would dare stand and plaudit a foreign leader whose intent is to circumvent our president here at home, and thus disrespect the presidency itself, well what can I say. These bottom feeders are about as low and filthy as it gets.

    I was literally sickened by the whole display yesterday. For it was proof that the nation is now entirely lost. America’s interests have been over run by foreign interests being targeted because our government is more concerned with their next campaign prospects than their duty and responsibility to America herself.

    More at site

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    1. Mom Wife and Partriot

      This was the Jewish Lobby at work.They bought Congress and the Senate. They control the Treasury and Banks. They control the media.They are deep rooted in the WH and Justice. They control the Supremes.
      Bottom line, they control America, and their Zionists regard you all as Goyims, unworthy to be used as Slaves.
      It was just a Dog and Pony show. For sure, once Russia and China move into Iran, Israel will see its own Butt.

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    2. Mom Wife and Partriot

      This was the Jewish Lobby at work.They bought Congress and the Senate. They control the Treasury and Banks. They control the media.They are deep rooted in the WH and Justice. They control the Supremes.
      Bottom line, they control America, and their Zionists regard you all as Goyims, unworthy to be used as Slaves.
      It was just a Dog and Pony show. For sure, once Russia and China move into Iran, Israel will see its own Butt.

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  14. Maybe we will get a little peak behind the curtain soon from JOHN, if safe..... ~darylluke.

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  15. Some interesting comments from Zap tonight. If lies, they are big ones.

    "HI ALL

    AND THEY’RE OFF! THE RACE HAS BEGUN, OR WILL TONIGHT WHEN ASIA OPENS FOR BUSINESS.

    AFTER A FEW DAYS AT THE MAJOR CONFERENCE IN BEIJING ON THE NEW BANKING SYSTEM AND ANTI-CORRUPTION AND ALL THAT, THE END OF THIS THREE DAY CONFERENCE IS TODAY IN CHINA.

    EVERYBODY WILL BE BACK AT WORK AND PERFORMING ON THE RELEASES THAT WERE BLESSED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.

    MANY MANY PLATFORMS, BANKS, OFFICIAL AGENCIES AND THE ODD BLACK HAT HERE AND THERE ARE GOING FULL BORE ON THE HISTORIC ASSETS NOW.

    SINCE THEY WERE GIVEN THE RELEASES, ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE EXTREMELY ACTIVE RIGHT NOW AND IT IS TRULY A SIGHT TO BEHOLD.
    ....
    THIS OF COURSE DOES MEAN MONEY IN THE POCKET VERY SOON TO MANY,

    BUT THE TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT WILL TAKE A BIT OF TIME.

    THOSE THAT ARE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE REDEMPTIONS WILL SEE FAST FUNDS IN THEIR ACCOUNTS, AND MANY PROJECTS WILL GET STARTED. AND A LOT OF CAR, BOAT, AND JET DEALERS WILL BE BUSY AS WELL.

    THE ADVENT OF THESE RELEASES WILL IMPACT EVERYBODY GLOBALLY. AS I SAID BEFORE, THE NEW FINANCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE WILL NOT ALLOW MONEY LAUNDERING, AND IS DESIGNED TO BE A BOON TO HUMANITY, AND NOT A YOKE AROUND THE NECK."

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    1. If any part of this is true, I am sure JOHN will come in here when safe to state. Otherwise, this is too far off into lalaland for me. Just somebody on a keyboard with an agenda. Things they continue spounting is exactly what JOHN is so vehemently against and opposed to. Like that "...car & boat dealer..." remark, for example.... ~darylluke.

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    2. I agree with you, DL. Zap is one of those whom John is so vehemently against. So I don't believe a word of this.

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    3. OH!! Wait!! ZAP said our bank accounts will be flooded with $$$!!!

      OMG, somebody, please, get ZAP a rubber-room already!! JAIL would be better for promoting false hope, lies and probably FRAUD!! As in, "...my contacts said....". JAIL!!

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    4. But one should always remember that each of us has the right to express ourselves in the manner we choose and also, we each have the right to believe whatever we desire. One person's perspective is very simply that. The tapestry of life is made of many threads of different texture and colour. The many represent the One.

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    5. DL, I have no intention of defending ZAP but I know for certain that he was being facetious when making the "car and boat dealer" comment. Be sure to understand sentiment before jumping.

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  16. dr-ed-group-genetic-blueprint-a-seed-plus-saliva-equals-miracle-health
    One of the most fascinating details that Dr. Group shares during his interview is when he talks about the process of planting a seed which was placed underneath a person’s tongue and how he defines what happens when it grows. He explains that if a seed is placed underneath a person’s tongue for nine minutes, the seed will mix with the mucus and when planted, it will grow to provide what that particular body is missing. It will grow to provide the nutrients the body lacks and needs. In other words, it will feed you! It is awe inspiring and amazing to know that a seed can “CREATE” a blueprint! That is… the Almighty at its best!

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    1. Hi Biffie,
      I do that every single time I grow something from seed in my garden, edible or not. Seems to make me feel more connected to what is growing in my immediate vicinity.

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    2. Nine minutes is a long time...I hope they don't get all soggy and sprout while under the tongue. lol

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    3. This is something that also do, but not nine minutes. Learned about it reading about Anastasia from Russia. The connection is strengthened between the plants and yourself. Haven't had a garden in a couple years, but once move, will start again. Have the seed saved from the last time before getting the chickens. Saved just that from the best fruits and veggies.

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    4. Ha Ha Biffie, you are funny, your comment made me giggle. Well, none have sprouted that quickly for me as of yet. They would be pretty amazing seeds if they grew that fast I reckon. Talk about an instant meal. A new fast food service idea maybe lol. have a Fantastic day Biffie and everyone.

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    5. Hi there P,
      I hope you get your garden soon, that sounds amazing with all those wonderful seeds you have available. And I believe you are completely correct about the strong connection one can create between the plant and yourself. And it feels utterly beautiful I might add.

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    6. Our connection to the earth is amazing. Growing things feeds my soul.

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  17. Here is PART TWO of the Jim Willie interview I posted before:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyMhyvEUHs8

    ~darylluke.

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    1. PART ONE if you missed that:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MztXePrIfRc

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  18. I think you guys/gals heard that pin drop!! Something MUST be "going on"......simply just quiet here.

    Let us collectively hope and pray this will finally get completed. If not, we pray for ourselves as Russia & China kills us all for what these MONSTERS have done to the world. ~darylluke.

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    2. Pentagon better get the job done, or else Dragon/Bear combo-package will destroy this once great country. And, its people, the innocents, yes even those dirty batsrds on welfare.....sarcasm. I am beyond words here tonight. Desolation, destitude, destruction then despair surrounds me and consumes me as I look what just very well may be rained upon this land and us. I will fry in like 30 seconds. Live within 1/4 mile of a refinary. Nuclear blast upon ChiTown will send a shockwave straight across lake Michigan and rupture the tanks at the refinery along with connecting piping,etc.... GREAT CHICAGO FIRE 2.0. Thank You Satanists!!.This lovely town just sent me my second water shut-off notice so very gently worded. They literally stated to contact them to find out how much the cost will be to reconnect services. What a world we live in, eh? GOOD RIDDANCE, sezzz eye, mate!! CHEERS to the balls of fire that -->seem to be inevitably arriving BECAUSE INSANITY PREVAILS & CRIMINALS CONTINUE TO WALK FREE this very day!! ~darylluke.

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  19. More than the bloody money we need the tech released to rapidly get water and food to everyone! I'm out of the comfy 1st world and can see I don't matter. This city of 20 million has 60 days of water left! SP is already using the 2nd of its 3 emergency reserves. What about those without water and food already??? We need to noose the cabal and use their secret tech. Then: 3D printed houses outside of the cities. Result: no more homeless in urban centres, people are fed. I'm glad I left the land of Oz. I realize we are all drugged.

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    1. Agree Ajnaandy, that technology is significant and will help so many once it's finally released.

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