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Chase Bank says they won’t do business with Trump supporters in Project Veritas undercover audio

In China, the Communist Party government keeps a “social credit” score on each citizen for reward/punishment. Depending on the score, citizens may find themselves unable to travel on plane or train.

Here in the United States, some privately-owned businesses — including banks — are doing that. Below are examples of politicized businesses that are actively against the Second Amendment and discriminate against gun-owners:

Chase Bank is going after conservatives and Trump supporters by closing their accounts.

Chase Bank is one of the Big Four banks in the United States, with more than 5,100 branches and 16,000 ATMs. (The other three big banks are Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo.) Known as Chase Manhattan Bank until 2000 when it merged with multinational banking and financial services holding company J.P. Morgan & Co. Headquartered in Manhattan, NYC, Chase Bank is the consumer and commercial banking subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

On February 26, 2019, I reported on Chase Bank denying service to four conservatives & Trump supporters: Joe Biggs, Laura Loomer, Martina Markova, and Enrique Tarrio. This post is a follow-up on the case of Enrique Tarrio, a Cuban-black who is the chairman of a fraternal organization called Proud Boys, slimed by Wikipedia as “a far-right neo-fascist organization that admits only men as members and promotes political violence.”

As reported by Big Leaque Politics, Tarrio received a letter from Chase Bank, dated February 4, 2019, that “After careful consideration, we have determined that we can no longer support your banking account(s) and will be closing it on April 01, 2019.” The letter came days after Chase Bank’s payment processor, Chase Paymentech, de-platformed Tarrio on 1776.shop — a website he runs that allows groups and charities to sell merchandise and raise money for causes. The website is most known for selling the “Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong” shirts which Stone was wearing during the late-night arrest at his home.

Tarrio says that before Chase terminated his account, he had asked the bank why, but phone operators for Chase were unable to explain why his business account was being terminated.

Two days ago, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released an undercover video of conversations with Chase Bank professionals discussing the closure of Tarrio’s account.

As described by Project Veritas, “Multiple Chase account and bank managers were unable to assist Tarrio, saying that inquiries regarding the closure of his business account would have to be directed to the ‘executive office.’” Chase banker Marcel Smith said the bank typically gives its customers a reason for account closures: “I see nothing that indicates any reason why the account should be closed, I don’t see any outstanding transactions or anything ridiculous. I’ve never seen them not give a response to someone whose account they had closed.”

An analyst from the Chase executive office, Nora, told Tarrio that his account was being closed for various clerical issues. But Tarrio, in a phone conversation with Nora which was published by Project Veritas, made clear there were no “clerical issues”.

But a Project Veritas (PV) undercover audio of a conversation with a Chase Corporate Global Media Relations employee reveals that Chase Bank does make political judgments about their customers:

PV JOURNALIST: I don’t want to do business with anyone who does business with Steve Bannon, or any of these alt right people, and that’s just one of my prerequisites.

CHASE: Right, right. As far as I’m concerned, we’re not connected with Steve Bannon.

JOURNALIST: Do you have standards in place that would preempt such relationship with anyone, um of Steve Bannon’s.–

CHASE: Oh definitely. Definitely, definitely.

JOURNALIST: That’s what I’m calling to inquire about. Tell me more.

CHASE: Right so I mean, Chase is not involved with any like, you know, alt right people or anything. I really can’t name names but it’s basically like we don’t get involved with any of that…

JOURNALIST: … I don’t expect for you guys, I’m not talking about who you guys give money to –

CHASE: No, just any business relationships, period.

JOURNALIST: Really? Okay… So I mean on my end I’m talking about people like Trump supporters for instance. The MAGA, whatever – make, whatever the hell they, those types of people, I mean individuals.

CHASE: Right, right. I know what you mean, but like I said the call is being recorded, monitored, so I can’t get too political. And say I don’t support these people, or this, but you know, any kind of business entity, people like that, no moral character or anything like that, the bank usually doesn’t get involved with that.

After Project Veritas released the undercover audio, Chase Bank issued a denial:

“We do not close accounts due to political affiliation. Despite what was described in the video, that was NOT someone from Global Corporate Media Relations.”

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe observes:

“Are there unwritten Chase policies that Mr. Tarrio and others were in breach of? ‘Debanking’ appears to be a new frontier in American politics.”

~Eowyn

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WordPress canceled FOTM’s Jetpack Premium software

Because WordPress terminated our Jetpack software, readers can no longer post comments. I’ve reblogged this post on Blogger, where you can post comments, at least for now: https://fotm2.blogspot.com/2019/04/wordpress-canceled-fotms-jetpack.html

Jetpack is the WordPress software that enables this blog, Fellowship of the Minds, to function.

In February 2019, I had purchased the Jetpack Premium plan for $99, which includes all kinds of features, including the powerful Askimet Anti-Spam.

I just received this notice that they’ve cancelled our account. See their email below.

What this means for FOTM I don’t know, nor do I know where we go from here.

TPTB are simply determined to kill FOTM. So if FOTM suddenly disappears, you are forewarned.

I have reached the point where I am bone-weary from fighting battle after battle, dealing with and overcoming attack after attack. This is to let you all know that I do have a limit.

I despair for our country.

God help us.

Keep safe and stay well.

-Eowyn

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From: TOS Reports <tosreports@wordpress.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 7:52 AM
Subject: Important information regarding your Jetpack connection
To: Fellowship OfTheMinds <fotm4ever@gmail.com

Apr 16, 14:52 UTC

Hello,

Upon review of your site, fellowshipoftheminds.com, we have determined that your content does not align with our Terms of Service. As stated in our Terms, we may choose to stop providing service to an account at any time, for any reason, or none at all.

As such, your site has been disconnected from Jetpack and you will no longer be permitted to use these services.

We have cancelled your Jetpack Premium subscription and returned the funds. Note that it may take up to a week for the funds to return to your account.

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Bonfire of the Tech Vanities

Burning Free Speech

by Ben Garrison

The authoritarian left continues to shut down free speech and they’re getting away with it.

“…The Deep State and their collectivist media are trying to regain control of the narrative of what is true. They want to again control what people think. They’ve been losing the narrative and the argument. The only way they can win now is to censor conservatives and whistle blowers. It won’t end with shutting down our free speech. PayPal and banking services will be denied to those smeared as ‘hate speech’ purveyors. Not only will their social media access be blocked, their website domains will be pulled. This is probably one of the reasons Obama wanted to hand the Internet over to foreign, globalist hands…”
Read the rest at: grrrgraphics.com/the-burning-times/

I saw this cartoon today on Whatfinger.com, and decided to pass it along to the readers at FOTM. Ben Garrison’s insightful political cartoons are available at grrrgraphics.com.

Happy Meming!

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My Favorite News Aggregator Is Down – Hopefully Temporarily

Went to Whatfinger.com and got this…

If we at FOTM hadn’t experienced so many attacks this past year, I would not think anything of this. But at this moment, the shadowy puppeteers are very much shaken up by President DJT, and are potentially more dangerous (if that’s imaginable)

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Facebook Insider Talks

Project Veritas

Facebook Insider Leaks Docs; Explains “Deboosting” “Troll Report” & Political Targeting in Interview

James O’Keefe and his brave team have just pointed a flashlight at the dirty tricks played by the ever-so-friendly Facebook. I first became suspicious of Facebook when their fingerprints were all over the “spontaneous uprisings” of the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring. And now Project Veritas is unmasking the covert menace called Facebook.

Thank you Mr. O’Keefe.


Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
Born: May 14, 1984 – Wikipedia


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FOTM under massive bot attacks, again

The Powers That Be (TPTB) are determined to silence Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM).

8½ years after I founded FOTM on the eve of Christmas Eve, December 23, 2009, our then host-server Word Press burned down the blog on August 15, 2018, with more than 63 million hits  — the equivalent of burning not one book, but a library of books. Facebook also took down FOTM‘s and Dr. Eowyn’s pages.

8 days after, FOTM was revived with another host-server. Since then, we have restored a portion of FOTM‘s contents. The restoration is a continuing undertaking: every day, I discover old posts that I then re-publish. But it is likely that some of our pre-takedown content will never be restored.

Since our restoration with another host-server, FOTM has been attacked again and again — massive DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) and spam bot attacks, designed to incapacitate FOTM by overwhelming our server. The attacks led to episodes when FOTM could not be accessed.

On January 27, 2019, the spam attacks overloaded FOTM‘s data storage capacity, resulting in the freezing of the blog. No new content could be added, including new comments by readers, new posts, or new images.

8 days later, FOTM was restored on a Cloud server, which costs more each month but gives us almost unlimited storage.

But that doesn’t mean FOTM is no longer attacked. It just means that with our enhanced storage capacity, FOTM is better able to withstand and recover from attacks.

Since the publication of our posts on the recent New Zealand mosque shootings, the attacks have greatly intensified. As examples:

  • On Friday night, March 22, 2019, FOTM was down for 4 minutes, from 11:23 pm to 11:27 am.
  • Last night, March 23, FOTM was down for 10 minutes, from 10:14 pm to 10:25 pm.
  • Early this morning, March 24, FOTM was down for 32 minutes, from 12:26 am to 12:59 am.
  • UPDATE: On March 25, FOTM was down for 17 minutes, from 3:50 pm to 4:07 pm.
  • UPDATE: On March 27, FOTM was down for 2 hours 40 minutes, from 6:28 am to 9:07 am. This time, TPTB attacked FOTM by actually taking down our host-server.
  • UPDATE: On March 28, FOTM was down for 11 minutes, from 1:10 pm to 1:21 pm.

So when FOTM readers can’t access this blog, know that it’s TPTB who are preventing you from doing so because they don’t want you to read the truth. Just keep refreshing the page, and FOTM will eventually come back.

Restoring FOTM again and again cost money, totaling more than $2,000 since last August, which are borne solely by me as a public service, because I love America and I’m terrified about our country’s future. You, as readers, continue to read this blog and freely express your opinion in comments — for free. So the next time a reader gripes about this or that, or issues empty threats of leaving — empty because your departure does not affect this blog one iota — do remember that you are accessing this blog for free and perhaps, instead of complaints and threats, have some appreciation and gratitude instead.

Please continue to pray for us.

For our posts on the New Zealand mosque shootings that particularly rile TPTB, see:

~Eowyn

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How we know New Zealand mosque shooting video is a CGI fake

On March 14, 2019, New Zealand sustained its deadliest mass shootings in modern history when a lone gunman, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, killed 50 people and injured another 50 at Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. The media immediately identified Tarrant as that most noxious of all monsters — “an alt-right affiliated white supremacist”. (Wikipedia)

The gunman recorded and streamed on Facebook Live a video of the first attack at Al Noor Mosque, with 4,000 overall views before it was taken down. The video is banned by the New Zealand government because it is deemed “objectionable” — whatever that means. Anyone who possesses or shares the video is threatened with 10-14 years in prison; corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.

Even without being asked by the New Zealand government, mainstream U.S.-owned platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Scribd eagerly complied with the ban by scrubbing the video and the shooter’s manifesto. YouTube went so far as to intentionally disable search filters so that people cannot find the video or other Christchurch shooting materials.

Websites such as Dissenter, Zero Hedge, 4chan, 8chan, and video hosting platform LiveLeak, among others, which hosted footage of the attacks or simply allowed people to engage in uncensored discussion of the shootings, have been partially or completely blocked in both New Zealand and Australia for the sake of “protecting consumers,” according to New Zealand Telecom, the privately-owned telecommunications provider.

In an open letter to Facebook, Twitter and Google, New Zealand telecom CEOs said the suppression hasn’t gone far enough, and urged that U.S. social media follow European proposals for hyper-vigilant policing of content for the sake of “protecting consumers”. The letter reads (Zero Hedge):

“You may be aware that on the afternoon of Friday 15 March, three of New Zealand’s largest broadband providers, Vodafone NZ, Spark and 2degrees, took the unprecedented step to jointly identify and suspend access to web sites that were hosting video footage taken by the gunman related to the horrific terrorism incident in Christchurch.

As key industry players, we believed this extraordinary step was the right thing to do in such extreme and tragic circumstances. Other New Zealand broadband providers have also taken steps to restrict availability of this content….

We also accept it is impossible as internet service providers to prevent completely access to this material. But hopefully we have made it more difficult for this content to be viewed and shared – reducing the risk our customers may inadvertently be exposed to it and limiting the publicity the gunman was clearly seeking.”

In our time of movies, TV and video games saturated with over-the-top violence, why would the New Zealand government take such extreme measures to prevent its citizens from seeing the video?

The answer perhaps is that if the people of New Zealand actually saw the video, they would realize the mosque shootings were a gigantic false-flag hoax perpetrated on them in order to advance gun control. (The video can still be viewed on BitChute, the file-sharing video hosting service, and also here.)

Two FOTM posts have addressed the mosque shooter’s video: “The Christchurch mosque-shooting video banned by New Zealand government” and “The NZ mosque-shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook, again“.

This post offers four reasons why we can confidently say the mosque shooting video is a CGI (computer generated imagery) fake, using the chroma key compositing (or “green screen”) technique:

(1) When shot, people don’t just fall like inert sacks of potatoes

In an audio interview and on James Fetzer’s blog, Dr. Scott Bennett, former U.S. Army psychological operations officer and State Department counterterrorism contractor, points out that in a real shooting with real bullets, especially when civilians are shot, they would be in a state of hysterical, emotional shock. Panic-stricken, their bodies flooded with adrenalin, they would violently flail, run or crawl away. They do not simply fold up and fall to the ground like sacks of potatoes. 

In the mosque shooter’s live-streamed video, however, the victims immediately fall to the floor, face down (faces are more of a CGI challenge). Once fallen to the floor, the victims stay still, with nary a moan nor twitch.

It stretches our credulity to think that the mosque shooter is such an expert marksman that every shot he fired was a kill shot. The fact is that in real life, bullets can bounce, ricochet, and miss the target.

Writing in “What really happens when you get shot,” Wired, Dec. 8, 2015, Connor Narciso, a former Army Green Beret who served in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, with 3rd Special Forces Group, explains:

As a combat medic in Afghanistan, I treated a variety of gunshot wounds. And as the husband of an emergency room provider at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, gun violence has remained—at least peripherally—a significant part of my life….

[E]ven multiple gunshots to the torso won’t guarantee death, or even incapacitation. Arun Nair is an attending physician in the ER at Johns Hopkins, and an International Health Fellow. “Bullets are magic,” Nair tells his students. He recounts the story of a young man in Lebanon who survived after being shot six times.1 He took repeated shots to the chest and throat. One of the six bullets stopped inside his pericardium, the narrow space between the heart and its thin protective membrane. Another bullet ended up in the victim’s esophagus; he swallowed it. Amazingly, the patient was alert and speaking lucidly to the doctors. You can’t assume anything, says Nair.

(2) Shell Casings don’t vanish into thin air

At the 8:56 mark in the video, the gunman is outside the mosque’s front gate and begins shooting down the street, for no apparent reason. At the 9:06 mark, the gunman turns around and shoots down the street in the other direction.

Curiously, the video shows shell casings being ejected from the semi-automatic, but the casings then disappear into thin air. No shell casings are on the ground because this footage was actually taken not on the street but before a “green screen”, which explains why we see shell casings being ejected but no casing actually falls to the ground.

(3) bullets leave no marks when they hit the victims

After shooting up and down the street, ejecting shell casings that vanish into thin air, the gunman returns to his car and exchanges rifles, tossing the one he had used to the ground next to his car, which later also vanishes. He then inexplicably returns to the “crime scene” to shoot again and again at the crumpled bodies in the mosque. Strangely, the “bullets” leave no marks on the victims’ clothes or bodies. Upon impact, we see only puffs of air on the victim’s clothes, which suggests the gun was a toy gun that blasts air instead of solid projectiles.

Yesterday, in an email to James Fetzer, Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today who is, like Fetzer, a U.S. Marines veteran, wrote:

“I generally recognize any part or accessory available worldwide for this type of weapon the common sellers, palmetto state armory, delta team tactical, classic firearms…and nobody has part for real guns that look like the things in the video. mike and i have built thousands of custom AR weapons in every size and caliber this stuff is crap…..and quite possibly toys….What we have in NZ appears to be (real or fake) video of fake guns.”

Indeed, in a comment, Kevin J. Lankford, a reader of FOTM, observed that the shooter’s guns “looked like nothing I could identify,” and that the reason why the guns are painted with white symbols all over is precisely “to disguise the fact they are fake.”

(4) Bullets fired at windshield leave no  holes or shattered glass

After the gunman finally leaves the mosque, he gets back into his car. While driving away, he shoots at the car’s windshield three times. Strangely, the bullets leave no marks on the windshield — no bullet holes, no smashed glass — as you can see in the GIF below and the pic of his arrest by police.

To conclude, the shooter’s livestream video was made with a live man shooting guns, at least one of which is a toy air gun, before a “green screen”. The “green screen” is then filled in with CGI images of the mosque and victims being shot; of the street outside the mosque where the gunman fired shots, ejecting shell casings that vanished into thin air; and of his car, wherein the gunman shot at the car’s windshield, leaving no bullet holes or shattered glass.

All in all, the video was poorly and sloppily made. Wellington should have hired Sir Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop instead to do the job.

Go here to watch a video demonstrating the fakery of the mosque shooter’s livestream video by juxtaposing it with footage from a video game.

H/t Vivian Lee, Harold Saive, and Big Lug.

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~Eowyn

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The NZ mosque-shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook, again

Tony Mead, whom Facebook had already banned at least once and whose Sandy Hook page on Facebook was taken down, is now banned again. See “The Parkland school shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook

Facebook also took down Fellowship of the Minds‘ and Dr. Eowyn’s pages last August, when WordPress burned down FOTM. See:

Yesterday, Mead posted a “note” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/notes/tony-mead/christchurch-nz/10157743306551988?sfns=mo) of his analysis of the New Zealand Christchuch mosque shooter’s video that NZ government has banned.

I read his excellent note last night, but this morning it’s gone.

Poof!

In its place is this misleading message:

The link “may have expired” because Facebook has once again banned Tony Mead, which he confirmed to me in an email.

In the interest of our First Amendment right to freedom of speech and of the press, here is the note that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook:

At 6:00 in he gets out of the car with a rifle in hand. Then he opens the trunk and pulls out another rifle as the one he had in his hand just disappears !

6:27 well dressed couple has no reaction to a man carrying a rifle?

6:39 as he approaches the front of the Mosque, the music has magically followed him from the car!

6:45. The “shooter” has been shooting straight ahead, but the “victim” is laying on the ground to his left. He has his face covered. There is no blood!

6:47 the “victim” is crawling away? Why ?

7:01 the “victims” are already piled up in the corner.

7:04 the guy comes running around the corner TOWARDS the shooter! Who would do that?

7:25 the shooter has fired 20 rounds towards a pile of dead bodies. Not a single bullet hits the wall?

In fact, not a single bullet hits the wall in the entire shooting!

7:52 gives us a clear view of the “carnage” and for some reason there is absolutely NO BLOOD on anyone!!

8:55 as he exits the building the music is playing. Why ? Where is it coming from?

8:58 – 9:06 he shoots at absolutely nothing as the Ejected cartridges disappear into thin air! CGI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR2I8PeASfg

10:02 again shooting at nothing. Isn’t he worried that the cops could show up by now?

10:33 returns to the scene for some unknown reason. Anyone would be heading for the hills by now as cops are surely on the way there by now. His absence has allowed for some better staging of the scene as fake blood has been added! There is blood coming only from the victim on the right. The victim on the left has no blood and his whites shoes are even spotless! There was only one “victim” when he left, but now there are two!

10:51 still no blood from the dozen or so victims laying on the floor

10:55 offers a better view of the “dead victims” who have no blood on them and somehow manage to all lay face down! Also note that there is absolutely zero damage to the walls!!

11:06 the shooter decides to double kill some of the dead people just for good measure! We see their bodies jerk with the impact of the “bullets” and yet their clothes remain intact and there is no flesh exposed. At least they tried to jazz it up a little with just a tiny bit of fake blood!

BTW, 11:02-11:06 he shoots directly at the walls and there is not any sign of impact!

11:20 the music resumes! I guess we needed a soundtrack for this shooting!

11:25 one guy in white pants covered in fake blood as everyone else remains unscathed (and face-down)

12:06 is when he shoots the woman. We see her “hair” being struck, but it’s actually a hoodie. It’s just airsoft bullets hitting the hoodie. That’s why there is no blood splatter!

12:50 he shoots at his windshield twice! The windshield doesn’t break

13:22 he places the barrel of the gun against the side window and it break. The glass falls inward.

In summation, I would recommend that everyone watch this with a critical mind. There is nothing scary about it once you realize that it is just stage acting combined with some very poor special effects and an airsoft rifle. Nobody got hurt in Christchurch thank God!

Here is a link to the video which is still up on our 153new.net channel. I also have it downloaded just in case!

https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=WO4NOH7OD8Y2

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~Eowyn

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Another Conservative Voice Choked Out?

Did Tech Giants Strike Again?

Real.Video is gone

I looked to real.video today to catch some alternatives to the stuff on Youtube, and I found this! 

So my thoughts on this matter run in the direction of the sinister hand that tried this past year to kill FellowshipOfTheMinds.com. It may be that this was just a venture that wasn’t paying off as hoped for, but I don’t think so right now.

Happily, brighteon.com is still in business, and doing the work of real.video, so my initial alarm may be unfounded. 

So to continue with my rant, here is the rest of what I am thinking:

The stakes are high, and the “elites” are reportedly panicking. If that is so, they are more volatile and dangerous than ever. Perhaps something is about to be trotted out about HRC and some unspeakable activity (…most of us know what I am hinting at). And when HRC or POS Obama find someone putting a negative spotlight on them, people seem to die (…think Andrew Breitbart,  Anthony Bourdain, Seth Rich and Joan Rivers).

Worried? No. Let us choose to replace the fear of man with the fear of God.

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
– Matthew 10:28

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Innocent people could have been arrested: Woman who lied about details of hate crime explains why she did it

YouTube has disabled comments for this video. Gee, I wonder why…

DCG

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