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Issue 592, Sunday February 4, 2018
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Greenbrier Train Crash

The day after the State of the Union address, which was widely applauded and well received by the American public, and the day before the Republican FISA memo was to be released by the White House, an Amtrak train  - carrying numerous GOP representatives, and their families, and including the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan - narrowly missed being derailed. Per the Zetas, this was a deliberate attempt to kill, maim, and punish GOP members who were allowing the Deep State to be exposed and prosecuted.

1 Dead, Several Injured, after Train Carrying Congressmen to GOP Retreat hits Truck
January 31, 2018
The train reportedly went from traveling 70 miles per hour to a hard stop. The track crossing sign is signalized with arms down.
Train Carrying Members of Congress hits Truck, 1 Dead
January 31, 2018
A train carrying members of Congress - including House Speaker Paul Ryan - to their legislative retreat in West Virginia hit a truck. All members of Congress on the train and their families were OK. Republican members of Congress on the train, which left Washington's Union Station, were on their way for a retreat at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Injuries were expected from people in the truck, not the train.

Compare the aftermath to other train wrecks, which did result in derailment. In the Seattle wreck the train was traveling at 80 mph. In the Bronx wreck the train was traveling at 70 mph. In the Greenbrier wreck, the train was traveling at 70 mph but did not derail. The Greenbrier crash had extra impetus to derail, as it encountered a garbage truck. Dead stop. The Greenbrier train just demolished the garbage truck, and did not derail. No Congressmen or family members were injured beyond a mild concussion. Per the Zetas, an intervention occurred.

Several Dead after Amtrak Train Traveling at 80 mph Derails from Bridge onto I-5
December 18, 2017
An Amtrak train on its inaugural run of a newly opened, faster rail line careened off the tracks near Olympia, sending rail cars off an overpass onto rush-hour traffic on Interstate 5 in a derailment that killed at least three people, injured scores of others and littered the freeway and nearby woods with a twisted chain of wreckage. Aside from the dead, about 80 people suffered injuries ranging from minor scrapes to life-threatening wounds and were taken to various hospitals for treatment.

Metro-North Train Derails in the Bronx, 4 Killed, Dozens Injured
December 1, 2013
Four people were killed and dozens more were injured when a Grand Central-bound Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx early Sunday, turning cars on their sides and throwing passengers into the air on one of the busiest travel days of the year as people head home from Thanksgiving gatherings. The big curve where the train derailed is in a slow-speed area. The speed limit on the curve is 30 mph, compared with 70 mph in the area before the curve.

ZetaTalk Insight 2/28/2018: This was an attempt to punish those who had released the FISA memo, Republicans on the committee, and those who were in hot pursuit of criminal conduct among Obama’s FBI and DOJ in support of Hillary. The New World Order agenda was certain that Hillary would win, and they would be rewarded. The Junta in charge of the US defanged the CIA last November when Dunford’s Marines landed at Langley and then proceeded to cleanses the FBI. With the firing of McCabe, a Hillary cohort, and the release of a memo on FISA crimes now to be public knowledge, the New World Order crowd is in high panic mode.

A frightened animal will get vicious, attack in a random manner, even biting itself by accident. If they feel cornered, blind rage sets in. One should not expect logical behavior. Thus finding the Russian collusion nonsense about to end with no impeachment of Trump, and seeing that the Democrats in command of the FBI and DOJ during the past administration are about to themselves be prosecuted, evidence of their crimes in hand, they are trying to intimidate the Republicans who are running Congress at present. Speaker Ryan was on that train.

The hope was that this train would derail and that there would be many deaths, as usually happens when a train going 70 mph slams into an unmovable object. Yes, there was intervention to prevent derailment. Those on the dump truck were not conscious, nor even intending to cross the tracks, but the truck was driven there by assassins who then ensured the driver would not awaken in time to pull the truck back by giving him a fatal heart attack. These details are unlikely to come out in the news, as it is always viewed that the public could not stand hearing that there is a secret war in Washington DC. It will be whitewashed.

Cryptocurrency Craze

The Bitcoin craze which started in 2009 has now spread to other, newer Crpytocurrencies, all likewise unregulated. Like the housing bubble of 2008, which was likewise unregulated by the Bush Administration, it appears heading for a bust. In 2008, mortgages were granted to applicants who could not afford the houses and soon defaulted on these loans. But in the meantime, these mortgages were bundled into derivatives and sold to investors worldwide as prime investments. What is a Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrencies use decentralized control as opposed to centralized electronic money and central banking systems. Bitcoin, created in 2009, was the first decentralized cryptocurrency.
List of Cryptocurrencies
The number of cryptocurrencies available over the internet as of 7 January 2018 is over 1384 and growing. A new cryptocurrency can be created at any time. By market capitalization, Bitcoin is currently the largest blockchain network, followed by Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, and Litecoin.
The Rise of Cryptocurrency Ponzi Schemes
May 31, 2017
Scammers are making big money off people who want in on the latest digital gold rush but don’t understand how the technology works. Multiple national authorities have now described OneCoin, which pitched itself as the next Bitcoin, as a Ponzi scheme; by the time of the Mumbai bust, it had already moved at least $350 million in allegedly scammed funds through a payment processor in Germany. Blockchains link together a global swarm of servers that hosts thousands of copies of the system’s transaction records. Server operators constantly monitor one another’s records, meaning that to steal money or otherwise alter the ledger, a hacker would have to compromise many machines across a vast network in one fell swoop.

ZetaTalk Prediction 12/7/2013: Bitcoin is a recent phenomenon wherein funds are converted from one currency to another, and passed via the Internet. A virtual bank, its popularity has increased because there is no apparent physical location where the funds can become entangled and no way for the tax man to easily trace the funds. On the flip side, it’s virtual money, and thus can disappear along with the Internet. Bitcoin will not outlast the Internet, which will falter during the Pole Shift and essentially disappear. But Bitcoin is a step closer to the barter system than traditional banking.

The barter system, which we have predicted will replace the paper money system, will thrive. This will arise naturally and gradually, as mankind is familiar with the barter system from antiquity and the worth of the item is obvious. Banks become more particular about loaning funds, worried about repayment, so the populace starts to look outside of the banks. A farmer needs a new tractor and swaps for an old truck. In all of this, where does Bitcoin fall? This is a currency without a country to collapse into bankruptcy, a bank with scant banker salaries as an overhead to pay, and a currency capable of adapting to the exchange rate almost instantaneously. As long as the Internet functions, Bitcoin is likely to do so also.

What could go wrong? The success of Bitcoin has inspired copycats. Cryptocurrencies without the inherent checks and balances of Bitcoin have emerged, and fraud and theft and bankruptcies have emerged right behind them. Unlike national currencies, where the government of a country stands behind the bills they print, Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies have only a network of servers that can be hacked and corrupted. A country can go bankrupt and its currencies become almost worthless, but one knows where to go to demand repayment. Not so for Bitcoin which can go poof.

New Cryptocurrency Rules just came into Effect in South Korea
January 30, 2018
The regulator said it would only allow trade in cryptocurrencies from real-name bank accounts. Those rules enabled banks to comply with their KYC AML (know your customer, anti-money laundering) obligations. Regulation and risks within the space have come back under the spotlight after some $530 million worth of virtual money was stolen from Japanese exchange Coincheck. Following the hack, authorities in Japan — which last year officially recognized several cryptocurrency exchanges — directed the exchange to improve its operations.
Bitcoin Latest: Cryptocurrency Exchange Files for Bankruptcy after Massive Data Hack
December 20, 2017
South Korean exchange will close after cyberattack saw 17% of all assets stolen. South Korea has emerged as a sort of ground zero for the global crypto-mania. So many Koreans have embraced bitcoin that the prime minister recently warned that cryptocurrencies might corrupt the nation’s youth.
Heartbroken Families ‘Lose Life Savings’ in Catastrophic Crash of Bitconnect Cryptocurrency
January 19, 2018
Cryptocurrency investors are claiming to have lost their life savings in a devastating crash which saw a £200 virtual coin become almost worthless overnight. The British firm behind a cryptocurrency called Bitconnect (BCC) announced that it was closing down its lending and exchange platform.

ZetaTalk Opinion 1/31/2018: Following the success of Bitcoin to establish itself as a virtual currency, there has been a plethora of Cryptocurrencies emerging. Fraud and bankruptcies have followed. Are these new Cryptocurrencies safe and stable? No, nor is Bitcoin immune from fraud or a sudden collapse either. Paper money is backed by the country printing this money, with the currency exchange rate showing the relative worth and stability. If a country is faltering this can be seen long before a crash. And there is always an accounting eventually, where the essentially worthless paper money is exchanged for something of worth.

But Cryptocurrencies do not have backing from a country, and are not housed in a bank that might be backed by a country. In the US, this is known as the FDIC, where savings accounts are backed up to $100,000 in case of bank failure. Who does that for Bitcoin? The worth resides on a series of servers, owned by individuals, who invest to establish this repository and then collect a transaction fee. These individuals perform a series of checks and balances against each other, to prevent blatant theft.

Most of the new Cryptocurrencies are being established to eventually steal from the public. The schema is to allow the currency to go into use, encouraged by celebrities or chirpy reports on how easy the new currency is to use, then boom anyone holding the electronic currency suddenly finds it has zero worth and cannot be redeemed. Bitcoin touts its safety saying it has not yet been hacked. But all computers can be hacked, when the prize is large enough. To date Bitcoin servers have only held small change, so have not been worth the effort.

Cashless Society

In 2016 the Zetas were asked about a maneuver by the Indian government, to limit the use of cash among India’s impoverished populace. Per the Zetas, the currency being liquidated (500 and 1,000 rupee notes) was a currency many of the poor in India had stashed away in their mattresses, saving for their retirement or sudden emergencies. Suddenly, the poor were now more desperate. Just what the elite wanted, per the Zetas, as the elite wanted to hamper the poor.

ZetaTalk Insight 11/19/2016: India is a country that runs on cash, cash payment for services, and thus very little income tax can be collected. Moving to a new paper currency will not change nor stop this. Nor will it have any effect on terrorism, which relies more on fervent ideologues than on cash at hand. The real reason for this sudden move by the India government is to remove cash from the people. As we have prophecized, India is destined to sink, almost entirely. Most of this will happen suddenly during the hour of the Pole Shift, but the trend will be apparent before that.

The elite of India want the poor working classes to be helpless during this sinking. They want them unable to flee, unable to buy airplane tickets or hire boats to go to Africa or Europe or the Americas. They want them to drown, while the elite pick off what they consider the most desirable of their citizenry – educated, technology skilled, and compliant. Why is this approach considered necessary? It is necessary only for the elite, who want to be seen as coming with good baggage, not garbage baggage. Thus, they are arranging to drown what they consider the garbage.

Replacing cash with credit cards or other electronic payment is on the increase, worldwide, but is also being encouraged in certain countries, notably the British Commonwealth countries of Canada, Australia, India, and of course the UK. Per the Zetas, this continues to be a maneuver of the elite, to retain control of the poor and middle class. Restricting access to savings accounts in banks is not enough. To track migration and determine the location of survivor camps, one needs to be able to track credit card usage.

Will Trump Stop Plans to Ban Cash in the US?
August 4, 2017
The biggest trend that continues “behind the scenes” is the War on Cash. Spain, Greece, Portugal, and France are already banning cash for above certain amounts (usually €500 or €1,000).
Payment Cards Set to Surpass Cash for First Time Ever
September 29, 2016
Payments made using credit, debit, charge and other cards will overtake cash payments worldwide for the first time in 2016.
A Well-Kept Open Secret: Washington Is Behind India’s Brutal Experiment of Abolishing Most Cash
January 12, 2017
USAID has negotiated cooperation agreements with the Indian ministry of finance. One of these has the declared goal to push back the use of cash in favor of digital payments in India and globally. Almost half of Indians have no bank account and many do not even have a bank nearby. The economy is largely cash based. Thus, a severe shortage of cash ensued. Those who suffered the most were the poorest and most vulnerable. They had additional difficulty earning their meager living in the informal sector or paying for essential goods and services like food, medicine or hospitals. Chaos and fraud reigned well into December.

ZetaTalk Comment 1/31/2018: Cash allows mobility, as the bearer can presumably go anywhere. It is direct, without needing the interface of a Credit Card company or bank for the transaction to complete. It also hides the identity of the bearer. Those countries wishing to control the movement of their populace, and the ability of their populace to hide their activities, are increasingly trying to impose a cashless society. We have predicted that banks will restrict withdrawals from savings accounts, but it goes beyond that. Only electronic transfers to the approved Credit Card will be allowed, and then ID must be presented for use.

How does this fit in with the banking battles ongoing, wherein the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank are losing out to the BRICS consortium? The IMF was notable for creating debt slavery among individuals and impoverished countries. BRICS is the opposite, empowering by their loans and reasonable fees. It is not surprising, thus, that the push for cashless societies is strong among those in the West, who stand behind the IMF. We have stated that the world will increasingly move toward a barter economy, not using paper money or Credit Cards or Cryptocurrency, but items to be exchanged.

From the start of the ZetaTalk saga, the Zetas have stressed that human society, the survivors of the forthcoming Pole Shift, will resort to the barter system rather than use paper money or any medium of exchange other than a thing which has worth. Gold, silver, jewelry, artwork, paper money, Bitcoins, or credit cards – all will be worthless.

ZetaTalk Prediction 12/15/2001: We predict that long before the shift, a barter system will be replacing the current paper money system. The value of the dollar, in all countries, will be falling, such that in any transaction one or both parties will feel they are getting a fair deal only if a thing, not a representation, is given or received. This is a common practice in countries where the dollar is falling, and a natural migration as the thought occurs readily to mankind, the barter system being recent in their cultural evolution. What will this mean for the common man, and what will it mean for the rich? The common man will find they are pleased with themselves if they have had the foresight to secure goods of value, such as seeds or tools or dried food.

The value of appliances that are dead and not able to run, even of cars unable to run over broken roads, will be zero. The value of items that can increase worth, such as a needle and thread which can repair clothing otherwise worthless, or a shovel that can create a garden otherwise a weed patch, will balloon. The rich will of course whine endlessly, and try to convince anyone who will listen that their goods will return in value, which it will not. We advise the common man, as we have in the past, to relieve themselves of stock and jewels and paper money that will fall in value, perhaps suddenly and without warning. Better to stock up on things that will have value, candles and matches, school books and a guitar, than what the rich treasure.

The Finegan Fine short story, which I, Nancy, wrote, has a chapter on this issue. The Pawn Shop chapter depicts the difference between those who grasp the reality of the coming economic times versus those who cling to the past.

Finegan says, “Got any umbrellas?”The pawnshopman says, “None of those, but got a sale on over here.” He walks over to a counter top piled high with video games. “Half price, today only.” Finegan says, “But we got no electricity!” To which the pawnshipman replies, “It's coming back.” Both Finegan and the pawnshopman stop the conversation and just stare at each other at this point, as Finegan is stunned at this delusion and the pawnshopman does not want to get into details.

Finegan leans an elbow on the counter, leaning toward the short pawnshopman who is standing proudly behind his wares, fingertips resting on the counter edge and back ramrod straight. “How do you figure? You must know something I don't.” To which the pawnshopman replies, “Yez sireee, it's coming back. When they come through here laying new lines and roads, we'll all be back in business again. Yez a matter of time.”

Just then a man wearing his Sunday best, suit and bow tie and shined shoes and hat walks into the pawnshop. He is carrying a small wooden box, which he sets on the counter. He opens it carefully and music plays. He almost visibly breathes a sigh of relief, as though he had expected it might not work right. He looks at the pawnshopman, who says, “Not much call for these, but it is a beauty. What you looking for?” The man in his Sunday best looks a bit worried as he is going to try for food instead of the usual - cash. “I'd trade for a sack of flour for the mizzus.”The pawnshopman replies, “None of that, but I do have a sale on over here.” He gestures at the pile of video games.