02.23.18- 7 Reasons to Shut Down Public Schools Immediately and Permanently
Joe Jarvis

Students plan to walk out of schools to protest gun violence. They say they won’t return until lawmakers do something to address school shootings.

The students should walk out and never return. Being sitting ducks for gun violence is one reason, but it is far from the only one.

1. Students Are Left Defenseless

It’s not just crazy gunmen students are left defenseless against. Some schools put cops in the school, which sounds like a good idea. But if they aren’t stopping school shootings, they are generally handcuffing non-resistant elementary school students. Read More

02.22.18- Mass Shootings Will Never Negate The Need For Gun Rights
Brandon Smith

Though the media often attempts to twist the gun rights debate into a web of complexity, gun rights is in fact a rather simple issue — either you believe that people have an inherent right to self defense, or you don’t. All other arguments are a peripheral distraction.

Firearms are a powerful epoch changing development. Not because they necessarily make killing “easier;” killing was always easy for certain groups of people throughout history, including governments and organized thugs. Instead, guns changed the world because for the first time in thousands of years the common man or woman could realistically stop a more powerful and more skilled attacker. Firearms are a miraculous equalizer in a world otherwise dominated and enslaved by everyday psychopaths. Read More

02.21.18- You Might Not Read This Because It Says the World Is Getting Better
Joe Jarvis

I’m not judging, I do the same thing. Being attracted to negative news is ingrained into the psyche.

Biologically speaking, it is a trait that makes you aware of danger, and therefore more likely to avoid it. But in the modern world, the negative headlines don’t help us avoid danger.

In fact, the depressing news drags us into the biggest danger in the modern world.

Listening to the “everything sucks” headlines and articles does one of two things: Read More

02.20.18- Meet Our New Overlords
Chris MacIntosh

Intelligence is easily the most profound qualifier for why we humans rule planet earth.

It's also only the smallest percentage that makes all the difference.

Consider that we share about 90% of our DNA with blimmin' mice for goodness sake. And yet the differences couldn't be starker. In fact, we share fully 99% with chimpanzees, and even though we've all met "those people" who make us wish for a chimp, for the most part we humans trump chimps by most any metric.

Intelligence is also the most dangerous. Read More

02.19.18- Rosenstein and Mueller Running for Cover Leaving Brennan Exposed
Paul Craig Roberts

Now the Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein confirms what I told you in my previous post. Mueller found no evidence that Russia had any impact on the outcome of the 2016 election.

So what was Russiagate all about?

It was exactly, precisely what I told you it was about from the very begining. It was a conspiracy orchestrated by the military/security complex, CIA, FBI, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic National Committed against Donald Trump. Read More

02.17.18- Weekend Rant: 4 Complaints About Gun Owners Debunked
Daily Bell Staff

When tragedy strikes it is understandable that people get emotional. But they often forget that the media knows how to pull the heartstrings for nefarious reasons. If a media campaign looks coordinated, it probably is. We should never let the emotions they trigger override our logic, and threaten our safety.

And we shouldn’t let whole groups be punished for the crimes of individuals. Nothing that one person does can justify assaulting or stealing from an entirely different individual. That type of thinking is what leads to violence and prejudice against whole races, religions, and nationalities. Read More

02.16.18- The State Of Weaponized Education To Manufacture Ignorance
Mac Slavo

It’s not news to most that the education system in the United States is not only devoid of logic and reason, but it’s become nothing more than a social engineering experiment designed to indoctrinate and manufacture innocence.

The classroom, at best, has taken on the appearance of a fact-memorization factory; and we should express grave doubts about the relevance and truth of many of those “facts,” writes Rappaport. We now live in a society filled with people who float in the drift of non-logic who hold ideologies that deny individual freedom and independence. Read More

02.15.18- MUST SEE! Hillary And Obama Demand Trump To Remove This Video!
To Tell The Truth

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02.14.18- If America Wasn’t America, the United States Would Be Bombing It
Darius Shahtahmasebi

On January 8, 2018, former government advisor Edward Luttwak wrote an opinion piece for Foreign Policy titled “It’s Time to Bomb North Korea.”

Luttwak’s thesis is relatively straightforward.There is a government out there that may very soon acquire nuclear-weapons capabilities, and this country cannot be trusted to responsibly handle such a stockpile. The responsibility to protect the world from a rogue nation cannot be argued with, and we understandably have a duty to ensure the future of humanity. Read More

02.13.18- Dead People, Seeing Only What They Want to See
Le Cafe Americain

“I see dead people. Walking around like regular people. They don’t see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don’t know that they’re dead.” ~ Cole Sear: The Sixth Sense

People love the sentimentality of their beliefs, the traditions and tribalism and forms of a self-conception, the good feeling that they get from believing that they are better than and different from the great body of mankind. Religions do this Even atheists and political parties and schools of economics and philosophy do this, since theirs constitutes a belief as well. We can be wonderfully profane. Read More

02.12.18- The Deep State: Use an Existing Crisis, or Create One
Jeremiah Johnson

Rahm Emmanuel was/is (in)famous for his alleged attribution of the quote “Never allow a good crisis to go to waste.” Nevertheless, in the manner that Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” is an “English echo” of “The Decameron” by Giovanni Boccaccio, the quote assigned to Emmanuel is a paraphrase of words emitted by the equally-nefarious Milton Friedman:

“Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.” – Capitalism and Freedom,” by Milton Friedman, Preface, Univ. Chicago Press, 1982. Read More

02.10.18- America: A Nation Deceived
Ole Demmegard

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02.09.18- Washington Threatens America
and the World

Paul Craig Roberts

When I look at news reports from whichever country, I see no awareness of the two most ominous developments in US history. One is the conspiracy between US security agencies, the US Department of Justice, the Democratic Party and the American print and TV media to overthrow the democratically elected president of the United States. With “Russiagate” we have been experiencing a coup against President Trump and American democracy. Although the Democrats’ Identity Politics cannot conceive of it, it is possible to be opposed to President Trump without believing that a police state coup against him is desirable. Read More

02.08.18- Mike Adams: Political Coup FAILED; Prepare For ARMED Communist Coup
Mac Slavo

Now that the political coup has failed epically, what’s next?  Could the deep state and global elitists have an armed Communist coup planned?

It may have seemed like something far-fetched and out of a novel about a future dystopia just a few years ago, but it’s now become all too real.  Mike Adams, also known as the Health Ranger, is sounding alarms that a violent armed coup could be coming next. “Now that the attempted political coup against America has been exposed and halted, the demonic, deranged Left will move toward a KINETIC WAR/revolution that will unleash a civil war across America,” says the description of Adams video posted to YouTube.

“They tried to steal it [the 2016 election] and they failed,” Adams said. “Watergate was small-time compared to this.” Read More

02.07.18- The Stock Market Plunge Is The Deep State ‘Nuclear Option’ To Take Down Trump
Mike Adams

When it comes to big moves in the stock market, there are no coincidences. Following President Trump‘s approval for the release of the damning FISA memo that proves Hillary Clinton / DNC collusion with the Obama regime to illegally spy on Trump campaign officials, the deep state is now “going nuclear” by attempting to decimate the stock market and remove Trump from power.

Understand that, in order to take out Trump, the deep state is willing to destroy America in the process. Democrats and the deep state, it turns out, would rather see America decimated than witness President Trump achieve economic abundance for this nation. Read More

02.06.18- Grandma Yellen Pats Markets on the Head and Sends them off to Bed …
with a Warm Glass of Poison

David Haggith

The sweet grande dame of the central bankster world sees nothing but the brightest future to the furthest horizons for the markets she has been nurturing with her benevolent “wealth effect,” as one of her close colleagues called it. While Grandpa Greenspan routinely warns now that stock and bond markets are in bubbles, Grandma Yellen says,

I don’t want to label what we’re seeing as a bubble. But I would say that asset valuations are generally elevated.… For the stock market, the ratio of price to earnings…is near the high end of its historical range. If we look at for example of commercial real estate and other assets, we’re seeing high valuations. Read More

02.05.18- The Real Purpose of Chemtrails
Dave Hodges

Sometimes in the business of reporting, we receive information that appears to be both important and true. However, the information may lack the ability to totally confirm the claims. Therefore, when this has happened in the past, I take the issue to the general public as well as to my trusted sources with expertise in these areas. This is one of these times as I am placing shocking claims, that I can partially verify, in front of trusted private sources as well as the general public in an effort to shake the trees to see what falls out. Read More

02.03.18- Weekend Rant: Republicans Pushing National Biometric ID Bill
Chuck Baldwin

The two major parties in Washington, D.C., have been playing “good cop, bad cop” with the American people for decades, and the charade is still working. The vast majority of voters seem totally oblivious to the fact that both parties are little more than puppets for the “man behind the curtain” (to borrow a line from “The Wizard Of Oz”). After all is said and done, both parties are destroying constitutional government and liberty in America. Read More

02.02.18- Proof that ADHD is a Fake Disease
Joe Jarvis

Some children are better at paying attention than others. Some can cope with, or even enjoy, a school classroom setting. Some kids have more energy than others. Some are good at following directions, and some are easily distracted.

But just because a classroom is not a good environment for many children does not mean they have a disorder. They may have an Attention Deficit because they are bored. They may he Hyperactive because they are cooped up and forced to sit still at a desk. But this does not constitute a Disorder. Read More

02.01.18- Lying, Spying and Hiding
Andrew P. Napolitano

I have argued for a few weeks now that House Intelligence Committeemembers have committed misconduct in office by concealing evidence of spying abuses by the National Security Agency and the FBI. They did this by sitting on a four-page memo that summarizes the abuse of raw intelligence data while Congress was debating a massive expansion of FISA.

FISA is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, which was written to enable the federal government to spy on foreign agents here and abroad. Using absurd and paranoid logic, the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which only hears the government’s lawyers, has morphed “foreign intelligence surveillance” into undifferentiated bulk surveillance of all Americans. Read More

01.31.18- Such a Bizarre Tantrum
Malice158

Just a quick thought here. I should have written this note a couple of days ago. I would say immediately after the Grammys, but I was too busy shaking my head. 

I don’t watch award shows. None of them. But, I did see the clips of Hillary Clinton, smartest women in the world, reading passages from “Fire and Fury” like a demented grandmother ready to devour her children. This was surreal. This was bizarre. 

I understand that anyone reading this knows what happened. How can you not? Those of us who paid attention in the 90’s were bombarded by the useful tools in the media about how Hillary Clinton was “the smartest woman in the world!” Of course, smart women in the world snickered and laughed at this, but, hey! - who was going to question it? Certainly not CNN. Read More

01.30.18- The State of Our Union: A House Divided, Enslaved & Mired in the
Mistakes of the Past

John W. Whitehead

History has a funny way of circling back on itself.

The facts, figures, faces and technology may change from era to era, but the dangers remain the same.

This year is no different, whatever the politicians and talking heads may say to the contrary.

Sure, there’s a new guy in charge with a talent for stirring up mayhem and madness, but for the most part, we’re still recycling the same news stories that have kept us with one eye warily glued to the news for the past 100-odd years: War. Corruption. Brutality. Economic instability. Partisan politics. Militarism. Disease. Hunger. Greed. Violence. Poverty. Ignorance. Hatred. Read More

01.29.18- Predictive AI, the “Expiration Date”, and Biometric ID ...
Joseph P. Farrell

Every now and then I receive one of "those" articles that I don't even have to read to know that I am going to be blogging about it. When Mr. G.B. found this one, it went straight into that folder:

Death Panels Next? FDA Approves A.I. Model That Predicts Your Chance Of 'Sudden Expiration'

Now, when Mr. G.B. sent the article to me, he zeroed in on one statement in the article which begins our daily venture out to the end of the twig of high octane speculation. First, what's this new "medical AI" supposed to do? Why, it's supposed to take the load off of doctors and nurses by predicting when someone might expire: Read More

01.27.18- The Pie Is Shrinking So Much The 99% Are Beginning To Starve
Charles Hugh Smith

Social movements arise to solve problems of inequality, injustice, exploitation and oppression. In other words, they are solutions to society-wide problems plaguing the many but not the few (i.e. the elites at the top of the wealth-power pyramid).

The basic assumption of social movements is that Utopia is within reach, if only the sources of the problems can be identified and remedied.  Since inequality, injustice, exploitation and oppression arise from the asymmetry of power between the few (the financial and political elites) and the many, the solution is a reduction of the asymmetry; that is a tectonic realignment of the social structure that shifts some power—economic and/or political—from the few to the many. Read More

01.26.18- The Antidote to Optimism
David Haggith

It is always brightest before they turn the lights out.

You can quote us on that, Dear Reader.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get better… guess what?

They don’t. They go dark as a dungeon.

Antidote to Optimism

Our task today is to show that however wonderful things may appear in today’s markets and economy, they may not be all that great. Read More

01.25.18- Global Crisis Events: The Weird Keeps Getting Weirder
Brandon Smith

While the mainstream media and general public tend to assume that every new day is bringing us closer to a better future, many alternative analysts focus on the underlying weirdness of our world and all of the crisis factors that average people don’t want to think about. I have to say, in my view the “weirdness” has been escalating rather swiftly lately, and I don’t think that very many analysts, alternative or mainstream, appreciate the potential consequences.

The most important issue of course has always been the global economy. With nearly every sector of our system resting on massively inflated financial bubbles driven by central bank fiat printing and artificially low interest rates, there is only one question that really needs to be asked: How long before a geopolitical or economic shock event takes down the entire house of cards? Read More

01.24.18- Place Your Bets, Hedge Your Bets, Winner Takes All
Doug “Uncola” Lynn

We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me. — George Orwell, “1984”, part 3, chapter 3

In the eight days following Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential Election win, I wrote a series of three (3) articles based upon Charles Dicken’s literary classic, “A Tale of Two Cities”.  The first piece entitled “Best of Times Worst of Times” was a play-by-play of my own election night experience. Read More

01.23.18- The NSA Is a Blackmail Agency
Paul Craig Roberts

The main function of the National Security Administration is to collect the dirt on members of the house and senate, the staffs, principal contributors, and federal judges. The dirt is used to enforce silence about the crimes of the security agencies.

The blackmail mechanism was put into gear the minute the news reported that the House Intelligence Committee had assembled proof that the FBI, DOJ, and DNC created Russiagate as a conspiracy to unseat President Trump. Members of Congress with nothing to hide demanded the evidence be released to the public. Of course, it was to be expected that release of the facts would be denounced by Democrats, but Republicans, such as Rep. Mike Conaway (R, Texas), himself a member of the committee, joined in the effort to protect the Democrats and the corrupt FBI and DOJ from exposure. Read More

01.22.18- Former CIA Robert David Steele "Hawaii Intercepted A Real Missile"
Dane Wigington

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01.20.18- Believing The Impossible...
Chris Martenson

Believing The Impossible...

...is necessary to rationalize today's bubble markets.

"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."

"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

~ Lewis Carroll, Through The Looking Glass

To borrow from Lewis Carroll: To have confidence in today's central bank-created bubble markets, we have to believe in six impossible things. Read More

01.19.18- Olympic Games In South Korea - Perfect Opportunity For A False Flag Attack?
Brandon Smith

The war rhetoric surrounding North Korea on both sides of the Pacific has never been more aggressive than it has been the past year (at least not since the Korean War). There are some people that see the entire affair as a "distraction," a distraction that will never amount to actual conflict. I disagree with this sentiment for a number of reasons.

North Korea is indeed a distraction, but still a distraction in the making. That is to say, the chest beating and saber rattling are merely a prelude to the much more effective distraction of live combat and invasion in the name of regime change and "national security." Read More

01.18.18- Silence Is Betrayal: Get Up, Stand Up, Speak Up for Your Rights
John W. Whitehead

We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds: we have been drenched by many storms; we have learnt the arts of equivocation and pretence; experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open; intolerable conflicts have worn us down and even made us cynical. Are we still of any use? What we shall need is not geniuses, or cynics, or misanthropes, or clever tacticians, but plain, honest, straightforward men. Will our inward power of resistance be strong enough, and our honesty with ourselves remorseless enough, for us to find our way back to simplicity and straightforwardness?”

I’m tired of liars, scoundrels and cheats. Read More

01.17.18- Identity Politics Vs. White People:
Who Will Win?

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Identity Politics is the ideology of the liberal/progressive/left and the Democratic Party. Identity Politics teaches hatred of white people, all white people. An article last November in the student newspaper at Texas State University declared that white DNA is an abomination. 

Americans, assuming that they are aware of this hostile statement toward white people, dismiss it as student silliness. They do not understand that it is the logical conclusion of the reigning ideology in America today. Naomi Klein, for example, writing in the current issue of Sierra, takes for granted the explanations of Identity Politics when she writes that the stakes in the 2016 election were enormously high for “those targeted by racist attacks as Trump fanned the flames of rising white nationalism . . . Read More

01.16.18- Who Moved My Xanax?
James Howard Kunstler

The moral panic of “the Resistance” is back in DefCon 1 mode overnight just as the righteousness orgasm of the Golden Globe Awards was wearing off. Mr. Trump’s casual question to a couple of Senators vis-à-vis immigration policy — “Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” — pushed the “racism” button at Resistance Central and CNN staged yet another of the orchestrated anxiety attacks it has perfected over the past year.

The spotlight in this three-ring circus of perpetual offense, indignation, and alarm shifts back from the alleged sufferings of movie actresses to another intersectional victim group from the Dem/Prog pantheon of oppressed minorities: would-be immigrants-of-color. The President’s vulgar animus proves the charge that at least half the country is a lynch mob. Read More

01.15.18- We Aren’t Lucky Enough for a Government Shut Down
The Daily Bell Staff

Oh no! Another looming “government shutdown,” what are we going to do?!

We should be so lucky.

People talk about bipartisanship like it’s a good thing. But the point of Congress was never to get stuff done. The point was the make sure that only important stuff got done.

President Calvin Coolidge said, “It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.” Read More

01.13.18- Weekend Rant:
When Injustice Takes Hold

Ed Lewis

Happy New Year!!!

Yeah, right – all it means to me is that I am a year older and still alive. Yep, 12 whole months older and maybe a bit wiser, or at least I like to think so.

Wisdom, however, seems to come at a much slower rate than age, especially for the last 40 years, as it seems my life has literally flown by. It is hard for me to believe that 54 years have passed since I graduated High School, or that kids I taught in one of the many indoctrination centers (public schools) are now in their upper 50s. Read More

01.12.18- You Are a Sovereign Being – Start Acting Like It!
Jeff Street

There is a growing awareness and indignation about the injustice and inequality running rampant in our world, and growing interest in creating the better world that we all know can exist. One of the key changes that needs to happen to enable the transformation of our humanity is to reclaim our personal power to think for ourselves, to discern truth from disinformation, and to stand firm for what we know is right.

The Source that created us endowed us with free-will and the power to create with our thoughts, words, and deeds. Yet many of us are squandering these endowments, squandering them so badly that the probable future of humanity is not looking very bright. Read More

01.11.18 - Don’t Want Your Leaders
Michael Kreiger

In 2017, I wrote a lot about how dangerously centralized our political system in the U.S. has become, and how we need to decentralize governance in order to restore power, liberty and policy experimentation to the local level. This notion that a sprawling and culturally diverse nation of 325 million individuals should constantly battle to the death over the ring of political power in Washington D.C. so as to impose their view on the other half of the country which completely disagrees is patently ludicrous. States, and even metro areas themselves, should be making most of the important decisions that impact their citizens’ lives on a day to day basis. Read More

01.10.18- Smile, the Future is Coming
George F. Smith

I’m sure there will be some shocking events in 2018, but I have no idea what they will be.  There are too many wildcards in the mix, with one big one taking center stage: States.

The civilized world, such as it was, took a nosedive after the Sarajevo assassinations in 1914 ignited the political tinderbox in Europe.   To pay for the massive slaughter that followed, states abandoned gold and turned to inflationary finance and borrowing, in addition to heavy taxation. Very importantly, as Rothbard notes, World War I also served as the excuse for

a “war collectivism,” a totally planned economy run largely by big-business interests through the instrumentality of the central government, which served as the model, the precedent, and the inspiration for state-corporate capitalism for the remainder of the 20th century. Read More

01.09.18- Mainstream Media: The Evil Empire
Anthony Freda

As it becomes increasingly clear that yesterday’s conspiracy theories are today’s real news, the call to kill the messengers just gets more shrill and hysterical.

The attacks on free speech with high-tech censorship campaigns and old-fashioned hit pieces in the “War on Fake News” are massive and concerted.

The book burners are starting so many fires it’s impossible to stamp them all out.

What are the horrible thought crimes committed by the alternative press? Read More

01.08.18- Forgotten History Lessons
W K Darcy

This Year’s Peace Prize Candidates?

Although most people are recovering from their respective New Year’s Eve parties, I for one am not. Instead, I am thinking about past lessons of history and where this chaotic world may be in another year’s time. You see, most people under 50 never received lessons of history or if they did, have relegated them to the dustbin of their memories as being irrelevant in today’s world.

And those over 50 are usually so entrenched in either their retirement plans or their “where do I find my next meal?”plans, they have simply lost interest in everything except their hedonistic pursuits or survival actions. Read More

01.06.18- Weekend Rant: The War on Some Drugs
Doug Casey

Drugs are a charged subject everywhere. They’re a “hot button” topic. Everyone has a strong opinion, often irrational, that seems to come from deep in the most reactive recesses of their collective minds.

Longtime readers know that although I personally abstain from drugs and generally eschew the company of abusive users, I think they should be 100% legal. Not just cannabis. All drugs.

The most important reason is moral and ethical. Your primary possession is your own body. If you don’t own it, and don’t have a right to do whatever you want with it, then you in fact have no rights at all. That’s the main reason why the drug war itself is criminal, and morally insane. The economic, medical, practical, and many other reasons to repeal prohibition are important, but strictly secondary. Read More

01.05.17- Toxicity Plus Toxicity Does Not Equal Purification
Dave Kranzler

Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked, ‘Account overdrawn.’ – Francisco’s “Money” Speech – from “Atlas Shrugged”

You have to love it – the City of Houston issues $1.01 billion  “pension obligation” bonds to “ease” the underfunding of the underfunded public pension fund.  “Pension underfunding”  is the politically acceptable euphemism for “debt obligation.”  Underfunding occurs when a pension investment returns PLUS future beneficiary contributions are not enough to cover current beneficiary payments. Read More

01.04.18- Geoengineering: Waging Weather Warfare On World Populations
Dane Wigington

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01.03.18- Apocalypse Now: 2017 Was Another Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
Damir Mujezinovic

“Everyday the future looks a little bit darker.”
- Alan Moore, Watchmen

Nothing has changed.

Just our luck that 2017 gave us more of the same bad news that we experienced the year before and the year before that: Endless wars. Toxic politics. Violence. Hunger. Police shootings. Mass shootings. Economic rollercoaster. Political circuses. Senseless tragedies. Loss. Heartache. Intolerance. Prejudice. Hatred. Apathy. Meanness. Cruelty. Poverty. Inhumanity. Greed.

Here’s just a small sampling of what we suffered through in 2017. Read More

01.02.17- Top 5 Stories Buried or Deliberately Ignored by Mainstream Media In 2017
Rachel Blevins

From the government's disregard for civil liberties, to new research showing the power of cannabis, here are the stories the mainstream media missed in 2017

As public trust in the mainstream media continues to fall to a new all-time low each year, it may come as no surprise that the same outlets promising to provide you with “fair and balanced” coverage, are actually censoring truth and feeding you content that is approved by their social interests. However, as social media becomes more prevalent, it is even more obvious when the MSM ignores the most crucial stories. Read More

01.01.18- Deep State Takedown In Progress: Is Trump About To Start Arresting Top Democrats?
Michael Snyder

When Donald Trump gets hit, he always hits back even harder.  So when the deep state decided to conduct a legal witch hunt against President Trump and his family, they should have expected that Trump would return the favor.  In recent days, there have been all sorts of rumblings about sealed indictments, pending arrests and a “deep state takedown”.  Many believe that we are on the verge of seeing some of the most prominent Democrats in the entire nation being arrested and thrown in prison.  We shall see how all of this plays out, but in this article I am going to focus on the things that have been confirmed so far. Read More

12.30.17- Weekend Rant: How Many More Americans Must Die?
Justin O. Smith

America cannot allow a dangerous club of Islamic appeasers, apologists and willing accomplices in the federal courts and the ranks of Congress, to stay the course with their constipated logic, or their treason, and refusal to employ common sense regarding Muslim immigration into our country. They have brought a steady flow of Muslims to America, since the first World Trade Center Bombing in 1993, that has been accompanied by a constant, steady stream of Islamic terror attacks, from the 9/11 WTC attacks to Ft Hood, the Boston Bombing and more, and Americans would be well within the Constitution to demand that this club cease sheltering terrorists, terrorist candidates, and future terrorists, these sons of Mohammed. Read More

12.29.17- Human Courage And Kindness Stand As Obstacles To The Void
Brandon Smith

Among liberty activists, there is a rather universal consensus on what ails our nation. We understand that there is a concerted and deliberate effort by the establishment to undermine individual rights and constitutional protections. We understand that there is a coordinated effort by international financiers to destabilize our economy and siphon wealth from the middle class until it shrivels up and dies. We understand that there is an organized plan to radicalize the public along ideological lines and pit them against each other. We understand that geopolitics and regional wars are exploited to distract us from underlying issues. There is not very much debate over these realities; the evidence is overwhelming. Read More

12.28.17- New Trump Executive Order Targets Clinton-Linked Individuals, Lobbyists And Perhaps Uranium One
Tyler Durden

The Trump Administration quietly issued an Executive Order (EO) last Thursday which allows for the freezing of US-housed assets belonging to foreign individuals or entities deemed "serious human rights abusers," along with government officials andexecutives of foreign corporations (current or former) found to have engaged in corruption - which includes the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, and corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources. Read More

12.27.17- 2017, The Year of the Truth Bomb!
Bill Holter

Here we are at the end of 2017 with more “truth bombs” released than I could have imagined!  In fact, I believe we probably received more “truth” in just one year than collectively in all of human history.  This is a sad statement because it also means we have lived behind more lies than at any time prior.  Also surprising is none individually have cracked the dam called “confidence”.  But do not be fooled as it looks as if the entire dam is moving!

As we have stressed all year long and prior, our entire lifestyle relies on credit …and credit relies on confidence.  The “truth bomb” thesis from the very beginning came from our belief that confidence will break once enough lies are fully and obviously exposed showing our entire lives (standard of living) as a fallacy. Read More

12.26.17- The Connection Between Economic Crisis and Cryptocurrency
Brian Nibley

Out of all the mainstream hysteria about crypto that we have heard in 2017, one question of the utmost importance often goes unasked: why now, and what is happening to fiat currency?

Bitcoin has existed since 2009.  There have been many ups and downs between then and now.  But nothing like what 2017 brought.  The total market cap of all coins came in at under ten billion USD for most of that time.  Today it is over half a trillion, and will almost definitely exceed the trillion-dollar mark sometime in 2018. Read More

12.25.17- BREAKING: Sessions Ordering Investigation Of Obama And Hillary!
Investment Watch Blog

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is launching a review of a law enforcement initiative called Project Cassandra after an investigative report was published this week claiming the Obama administration gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would stay on track.

The Justice Department said in a statement to Fox News that Sessions on Friday directed a review of prior Drug Enforcement Administration investigations “to evaluate allegations that certain matters were not properly prosecuted and to ensure all matters are appropriately handled.” Read More

12.23.17- Anarchy and Voluntaryism
Doug Casey

You’re likely aware that I’m a libertarian. But I’m actually more than a libertarian. I don’t believe in the right of the State to exist. The reason is that anything that has a monopoly of force is extremely dangerous. As Mao Tse-tung, lately one of the world’s leading experts on government, said: “The power of the state comes out of a barrel of a gun.”

There are two possible ways for people to relate to each other, either voluntarily or coercively. And the State is pure institutionalized coercion. It’s not just unnecessary, but antithetical, for a civilized society. And that’s increasingly true as technology advances. It was never moral, but at least it was possible, in oxcart days, for bureaucrats to order things around. Today it’s ridiculous. Read More

12.22.17- The Dorothy Chronicles
Gary Christenson

L. Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” over a century ago. The story charms readers on several levels. The books and movie have been exceptionally popular. This interpretation describes the symbolism:

  • Emerald City: Greenbacks – paper money
  • Yellow Brick Road: The gold standard backing money
  • Dorothy’s Silver Slippers: Silver standard backing money (changed to Ruby color in the movie)
  • Scarecrow: Populist Midwestern farmers, perceived to be brainless by northern bankers
  • Tin Man: Dehumanized factory workers
  • Cowardly Lion: William Jennings Bryan, a politician Read More

12.21.17- Why Governments Treat You Like a Number, Not an Individual
Joe Jarvis

Governments hate anything that empowers individuals. This is because it makes governing harder. And this holds true regardless of whether you view government as overall good, or generally evil.

Say the U.S. government has the best intentions for making the drinking age 21. Surely some 18-year-olds could handle drinking, and surely many 25-year-olds cannot. But the government would have to expend massive resources evaluating the capacity of each individual to handle their alcohol. Read More

 

12.20.17- A Bad Moon Is Rising In America
Alastair Crooke

It seems that we are coming to the crux: President Trump, like Reagan before him, was elected by ‘the people’ rather than by (what Paul Craig Roberts calls the ‘ruling interest groups’): 

As a high official in Reagan’s government who was aligned with Reagan’s goals to end stagflation and the Cold War, I experienced first-hand, the cost of going against the powerful interest groups that are accustomed to ruling. We took away part of their rule from them, but now they have taken it back. And, they are now stronger than before”. Read More

12.19.17- The Dumbing Down Of America: ‘The Numbers Speak Volumes’
Mac Slavo

Almost everyone can see that the dumbing down of America is in full effect.  A video breakdown of a Psychology Today piece from 2014 which details the anti-intellectualism most of us have already experienced in some way. According to Signs of the Times, there has been a long tradition of anti-intellectualism in America, unlike most other Western countries. Richard Hofstadter, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1964 for his book, Anti-Intellectualism In American Life, describes how the vast underlying foundations of anti-elite, anti-reason, and anti-science have been infused into America’s political and social fabric. Mark Bauerlein, in his book, The Dumbest Generationreveals how a whole generation of youth is being dumbed down by their aversion to reading anything of substance and their addiction to digital “crap” that is composed on social media. Read More

12.18.17- What Happens After The Next 9/11
Doug Casey

Is a police state in the US possible? Absolutely.

That’s because people are essentially the same the world over, regardless of their culture, religion, race, or what-have-you. A certain percentage of them are sociopaths.

There is a standard distribution of sociopaths across time and space. It’s a function of Pareto’s Law, better known as the 80-20 rule. 20% of the people do 80% of the work. Another 20% are responsible for 80% of the crime. 20% of the population always winds up with 80% of the wealth. And so forth, through all areas of human endeavor. Read More

12.16.17- Weekend Rant: The Number of Suspiciously Dead Doctors is now 81...
Joseph P Farrell

There has been another death of a "holistic" doctor, Dean Lorich, according to this article found by Mr. S.C. This one, however, is such an obvious "in your face" death that it truly has to be read to be believed, and it reminds of of Thomas Hardy's adage, "Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened."

Here's the article:

81st doctor found dead in Park Avenue Home by 11 y/o daughter w/ knife in torso, cops instantly rule “suicide” Read More

12.15.17- Rise and Decline of the Welfare State
James Petras

Class Struggle and Imperial Wars as the Motor Force of US History

The American welfare state was created in 1935 and continued to develop through 1973. Since then, over a prolonged period, the capitalist class has been steadily dismantling the entire welfare state. 

Between the mid 1970’s to the present (2017) labor laws, welfare rights and benefits and the construction of and subsidies for affordable housing have been gutted. ‘Workfare’ (under President ‘Bill’ Clinton) ended welfare for the poor and displaced workers. Meanwhile the shift to regressive taxation and the steadily declining real wages have increased corporate profits to an astronomical degree. Read More

12.14.17- The Death of a Nation
Mike Pettit

There is an insidious cancer eating away at our country. A cancer worse than any other bane on earth. No, it’s not Ebola or physical rot. It’s not radical Islam, nor modern Islam, both equally complicit in their hellish deeds. Nor is it climate change or chemtrails, not even war. It is the slaying of our equality and freedom. I feel sick when I think of how easy we have been led to our demise. Our Republic was founded on the basis that all men are created equal and that we all have the ‘Right’ to the ‘Pursuit’ of happiness. We have twisted that right to imply it is a ‘Right’ to be happy and equal under the constitution. The keyword eliminated over time is ‘Pursuit’. Every man can ‘Pursue’ life as he chooses. It doesn’t say it is ‘Owed.’ Read More

12.13.17- The Virtual Economy Is The End Of Freedom
Brandon Smith

There is one simple rule to follow when understanding the tragic history of economies: Never put blind faith in a system built on an establishment-created foundation. You would think this would not be a difficult concept to grasp being that we have so many examples of controlled economies and collapse to reference over the centuries, but in our era more than ever the allure of a virtual world with promises of endless wealth and ease is overwhelming.

Yes, I am referring primarily to cyptocurrency "tulip-mania" (sorry bitcoiners, the description is too fitting, it isn't going away), but not this issue alone. I am also referring to a far-reaching problem of which cryptocurrencies are a mere reflection. Read More

12.12.17- Rise and Decline of
the Welfare State in America

Prof. James Petras

Class Struggle and Imperial Wars as the Motor Force of US History

The American welfare state was created in 1935 and continued to develop through 1973.  Since then, over a prolonged period, the capitalist class has been steadily dismantling the entire welfare state.

Between the mid 1970’s to the present (2017) labor laws, welfare rights and benefits and the construction of and subsidies for affordable housing have been gutted.  ‘Workfare’  (under President ‘Bill’ Clinton) ended welfare for the poor and displaced workers.  Meanwhile the shift to regressive taxation and the steadily declining real wages have increased corporate profits to an astronomical degree. Read More

12.11.17- Syria – ISIS Is Defeated – The U.S. Is Next In Line
Paul Craig Roberts

Is the US really a superower or just the biggest collection of stupidity on the planet?

Washington has already lost the Syrian war once. Now it is about to lose it a second time.

A few days ago the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, declared a “complete victory” in Syria:
“Two hours ago, the (Russian) defense minister reported to me that the operations on the eastern and western banks of the Euphrates have been completed with the total rout of the terrorists.”

The Iranian commander of the forces which support the Syrian and Iraqi governments sent a note to the U.S. to let Washington know that any remaining U.S. forces in Syria will be fought down: Read More

12.09.17- The Dumbing Down of America
– By Design

Joachim Hagopian

The last thing the elite wants is an informed, empowered public mobilizing any grassroots movement to oppose government tyranny.

This presentation focuses on the myriad ways in which the powers-that-be in the United States have been systematically dumbing down Americans as a society for a very long time – all by meticulously calculated design. Originally the term dumbing down was used as a slang expression in 1933 by film screenwriters to mean “revising [the script] so as to appeal to those of lower education or intelligence.” Read More

12.08.17- John Lennon Was Right: The Government Is Run by Maniacs for Maniacal Means
John W. Whitehead

"You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon (1969)

Militant nonviolent resistance works.

Peaceful, prolonged protests work. Mass movements with huge numbers of participants work.

Yes, America, it is possible to use occupations and civil disobedience to oppose government policies, counter injustice and bring about change outside the confines of the ballot box. Read More

12.07.17- Trump’s Latest Pick for the Fed Is No Fan of Paper Money
Peter Coy

Marvin Goodfriend says it would be easier to impose negative interest rates if people couldn’t hoard cash.

Economist Marvin Goodfriend doesn’t like the green paper rectangles in your wallet, which are formally known as “Federal Reserve notes.” His opinion matters, because President Trump has nominated him to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. If confirmed by the Senate to a 14-year term, Goodfriend may take the opportunity to pursue his academic interest in abolishing paper money. Read More

12.06.17- Expect Desperate and Insane Behavior From Government in 2018 – Part 2 (Bitcoin)
Michael Krieger

The financial crisis of 2008/09 was the most significant event to happen in my lifetime. That episode, coupled with the deeply unethical and corrupt response to it, led to a direct delegitimization of governments and institutions worldwide. It’s precisely this self-inflicted destruction of credibility which opened up the window for the birthing of a new monetary and financial system in the wake of Bitcoin’s emergence in early 2009.

Bitcoin is a system designed to be everything the status quo isn’t. Decentralized, transparent, permissionless, with a well-defined and restricted monetary supply curve. Read More

12.05.17- Rig For Stormy Weather
Gary Christenson

What storm?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) reached another all-time high. Interest rates in the U.S. are yielding multi-decade lows, some say multi-century lows. Trillions of dollars in global sovereign debt have negative yield and European junk bonds yield less than 10 year U.S. treasuries. “Official” unemployment is low. Borrowing is inexpensive. Things are good, so they say!

I Doubt It!

Do you believe the above is a fair and accurate representation of our economic world? If so, how do you explain the following? Read More

12.04.17- You're Just Not Prepared
For What’s Coming

Chris Martenson

Not even close

I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what’s coming. Not even close. 

Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing the odds.

After spending more than a decade warning people all over the world about the futility of pursuing infinite exponential economic growth on a finite planet, I can tell you this: very few are even aware of the nature of our predicament.

An even smaller subset is either physically or financially ready for the sort of future barreling down on us. Even fewer are mentally prepared for it. Read More

12.02.17- Expect Desperate, Insane Behavior From Government In 2018 – Part 1
Michael Krieger

I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe — “That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. – Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

As we head into 2018, I believe governments around the world will become increasingly insecure about their positions of power and control, which will result in increased paranoia about whether or not they have the consent of the governed. Read More

12.01.17- A FANG Flameout Reveals
a Hidden Trade

Greg Guenthner

Say a quick prayer for the FANGs this morning.

While bitcoin’s latest romp to new highs distracted most investors yesterday, the FANG “block” just suffered its worst drop in 22 months.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) were hit with losses of 4% and 5.5% on the day, respectively. Semiconductors are also feeling the heat, with industry leader NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA) cratering almost 7% by the closing bell. Read More

 

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