12.11.18- Truth and Free Speech
Are Being Taken Away From Us

Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Readers:

This is my quarterly request for your support.

Many supporters are now monthly donors. This call is a reminder to those who respond to the quarterly requests and to the many who are yet to respond. In keeping with a decision made by the regular donors, those of limited means are exempt from the request.

Free speech and the ability to speak truth are being shut down. It is happening with the complicity of the print and TV media, the liberal/progressive/left, the US Department of Justice, the law schools and bar associations, Congress, and the federal judiciary. Read More

12.10.18- Name One Government Agency that Doesn’t Do the Exact Opposite of its Purpose
Joe Jarvis

A DEA agent is accused of facilitating drug trafficking in the regions he oversaw in Florida andArkansas. He allegedly traded inside information to drug runners in exchange for cash.

Drugs are illegal. But you can still run drugs with the right person being paid off. And you can do it for very little money–this agent got around $62,000 from one dealer for his role.

That is enough money to easily corrupt an individual, but a small price to pay compared to how much a drug dealer can make. Especially when you have the DEA looking the other way and giving you a heads up before raids. Read More

12.08.18- Weekend Rant: Trump’s Success Reflects Conservative Failures
Andrew Klavan

Donald Trump is a mirror that drives men mad.

There are plenty of legitimate reasons to dislike Trump the man. He can be rude and unkind — as when he publicly tormented his loyal supporter Jeff Sessions. He can play fast and loose with the truth — as when he declared he made no money in Saudi Arabia after bragging about all the money he made in Saudi Arabia. And he’s often lived badly, so that his former escapades sometimes rise up to stain the presidency — as with Stormy Daniels. Read More

12.07.18- America’s Most Dangerous Days…
A Constitutional Crisis In The Making

Justin O. Smith

America is witnessing some of the most dangerous days to Her Republic, that I have ever witnessed in my lifetime, as rogue elements of the U.S. government, who are intent on facilitating Obama’s fundamental transformation of America and turning Her into a bastion of communist tyranny, have unleashed a festering wave of illegality by way of their efforts to turn America into just one more bastion of globalist communists and tyranny. This has led Us into an epic battle for control of power and the U.S. government, which will either be won by the anti-American Deep State agents or American patriots and President Trump’s loyalists. Read More

12.06.18- To a Nation of Snowflakes, Christmas Has Become Another Trigger Word
John W. Whitehead

“This Christmas season finds us a rather bewildered human race. We have neither peace within nor peace without. Everywhere paralyzing fears harrow people by day and haunt them by night. Our world is sick with war; everywhere we turn we see its ominous possibilities. And yet, my friends, the Christmas hope for peace and goodwill toward all men can no longer be dismissed as a kind of pious dream of some utopian. If we don’t have goodwill toward men in this world, we will destroy ourselves by the misuse of our own instruments and our own power.”— Martin Luther King, Jr., “A Christmas Sermon on Peace”

To a nation of snowflakes, Christmas has become yet another trigger word. Read More

12.05.18- Imagine a French Hillary Clinton…
Bill Bonner

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – The historic powwow at the G20 in Buenos Aires last weekend could turn out to produce some positive results.

At least the Chinese and the Americans are thrashing around. Maybe they’ll knock down a trade barrier or two by accident.

But the good news this week is that nothing much happened on the banks of the Río de la Plata… neither to make things worse… nor to make them better. Read More

12.04.18- Washington is Getting
Dangerously Jumpy

 Martin Berger

Against the backdrop of the constant hysteric propaganda against Russia and China being released by the MSM on the daily basis, the Military Times would reveal that nearly half of all current military troops believe the United States will be drawn into a major war soon. The media source would note that it’s a jarring increase from only about 5% who said the same thing in a similar poll conducted in September 2017. About 71% of troops said Russia was a significant threat, while China was regarded as a significant threat by 69%. At the same time, the same pole revealed that American servicemen ceased regarding North Korea as a potential danger. Read More

12.03.18- From Killing Kennedy To Kremlin Collusion - Deep State Forced Out Of The Shadows
Robert Gore

The Deadliest Operation

Choose your battles wisely...

One month to the day after President Kennedy’s assassination, the Washington Post published an article by former president Harry Truman.

I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency—CIA. At least, I would like to submit here the original reason why I thought it necessary to organize this Agency during my Administration, what I expected it to do and how it was to operate as an arm of the President. Read More

12.01.18- Who Will Fix Facebook?
Matt Taibbi

In its effort to clamp down on fake news, Russian trolls and Nazis, the social media giant has also started banning innocent people, proving again it can’t be trusted to regulate itself

James Reader tried to do everything right. No fake news, no sloppiness, no spam. The 54-year-old teamster and San Diego resident with a progressive bent had a history of activism, but itched to get more involved. So a few years ago he tinkered with a blog called the Everlasting GOP Stoppers, and it did well enough to persuade some friends and investors to take a bigger step.

“We got together and became Reverb Press,” he recalls. “I didn’t start it for the money. I did it because I care about my country.” Read More

11.30.18- Come the Revolution
A transcript of the Lew Rockwell Show with Angelo Codevilla

Rockwell: Good morning, this is the Lew Rockwell Show.  And it’s so great to have as the guest of honor, Professor Angelo Codevilla.  Professor Codevilla received his PhD at Claremont University.  He was born and raised in Italy.  He’s the author of 13 books and numerous articles.  He’s a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute.  He is professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University, and was a visiting professor at Princeton and Georgetown, and he was a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Read More

11.29.18- Everything the Left believes is complete fiction… “mass hallucinations” are now the bedrock of left-wing politics
Mike Adams

Listening to the daily hysteria of the left-wing media is a lesson in just how insane society can become if the masses are indoctrinated with deliberately false information for years on end. Nearly everything the Left believes is complete fiction, and it’s fiction by design. The very point of the left-wing media’s mass indoctrination of the gullible masses is to turn reality upside down and convince people that false things are real, while brainwashing them into thinking that real things are false. Read More

11.28.18- The Manchurian Counterfeit
Dave Merrick

I have written several articles harping on the roles of television and the Internet in training up programmed humanoids that I call (the older of whom) ‘silver ponytails’ and (the younger that most all conservatives refer to as) ‘snowflakes’. We are today surrounded by a whole new ‘America’ that the lamestream media has been carefully nurturing, like a bonsai tree, for the past fifty years. I quote myself here (something I love to do), because I honestly can’t find too many other people talking about this 21st century phenomenon of the busted hope of America. In a previous article I identified millennials and their offspring as,  “... a raw resource (the Left sees only fit) to be exploited, mined and kept in numbing and compliant conformity. Liberal media/entertainment has groomed them to buy and vote for anything that is in the trend they’ve built – politically correct just as mother tv has instructed.Read More

11.27.18- California Gets Cooked | Fires Created by Microwave Directed Energy Weapon
ODD Reality

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11.26.18- United Nations Facilitating Invasion of our Southern Border
Joe Otto

I personally spoke to a Mexican Woman today about this article and the 10,000 Caravan are criminals; not nice poor Mexicans trying for a better life. She said, “Caravan being supported by foreign money in UN.”

The United Nations is now openly aiding and facilitating an invasion of the United States’ southern border. Read More

11.24.18- Is This How The World
Will Look In 2050?

Filip Poutintsev

More surveillance

Digital monitoring becomes cheaper and easier every year, so there is no reason why the governments and corporations will stop watching us unless we they are forced to do so.

We will most likely see same type of public surveillance and social scoring as they have in China, although it will be far more advanced, and unfortunately we will not be able to do anything to stop it. Read More

11.23.18- Stolen Elections And What We’ve Accepted As Our Reality
Patrick J. McShay

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost invariably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable. And so, if he is a romantic, he tries to change it, and if he is not a romantic personally, he is apt to spread discontent among those who are”.— H. L. Mencken, Journalist, Satirist, and Critic

The Democrat Party did their best to steal the Florida elections in the midterms, but no one is talking about all of the races that Republicans were leading on election night, only to lose after additional ballots were later uncovered and the results were overturned. Read More

11.22.18- The Coming Bankruptcy of
the American Empire

Charles Hugh Smith

The chickens are coming home to roost. It’s only a question of when.

Herbert Stein was chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and is the father of the more well known Ben Stein. In 1976, he propounded what he called “Stein’s Law”: if something cannot go on forever, it will stop. Stein was referring to economic trends, but the same law applies just as much to foreign policy and the concept of empire.

Stein’s Law at first glance might seem like a banal platitude. But we should be fully cognizant of its implications: an unsustainable system must have an end. The American empire is internally flawed, a fact that anti-imperialists both left and right should appreciate. Read More

The Deep State VS. Trump & America
Robert David Steele

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11.20.18- The Intolerable Scourge of Fake Capitalism
MN Gordon

Investment Grade Junk

All is now bustle and hubbub in the late months of the year.  This goes for the stock market too. If you recall, on September 22nd the S&P 500 hit an all-time high of 2,940.  This was nearly 100 points above the prior high of 2,847, which was notched on January 26th. 

For a brief moment, it appeared the stock market had resumed its near decade long upward trend. Read More

11.19.18- Robert Mueller and His Ilk Are About to Commit a Massive Crime; Will You Let Them
Get Away With It?

Harley Schlanger

The news this morning is all about the pending indictment of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, by the United States Department of Justice. Wittingly or unwittingly the Justice Department revealed the existence of a sealed indictment of Assange in a pleading it filed in a related case in the Eastern District of Virginia. According to the DOJ, the pleading in which Assange’s indictment was revealed, is a mistake.

While others will talk about the horrendous Constitutional implications of an indictment for publishing truthful information—to wit, the 2016 emails of Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and John Podesta—and the implications are truly catastrophic to the very survival of the First Amendment. Read More

11.17.18- Weekend Rant: The psychology of systemic consensus
Alasdair Macleod

We are all too familiar with established views rejecting change. It has nothing to do with the facts. Officialdom’s mind is often firmly closed to all reason on the big issues. To appreciate why we must understand the crowd psychology behind the systemic consensus. It is the distant engine that drives the generator that provides the electricity that drives us into repetitive disasters despite prior evidence they are avoidable, and even fuels the madness of political correctness.

Forget the argument, look at the psychology

A human prejudice which is little examined is why establishments frequently stick to conviction while denying reasonable debate. Read More

11.16.18- The Fight for America’s Survival Begins When the Caravans Arrive
Dave Hodges

Before the real invasion of the United States commences, there are going to have be 5th column forces who are absolutely dedicated to establishment of LaRaza’s pipe dream of a taking several states from the United States and creating their own nation.

Perhaps America’s greatest domestic strength lies in taking in immigrants and assimilating them into our country as Americans. However, what Obama wants and is in the midst of doing, is nowhere near what we bargained for as a nation. There are two groups who have repeatedly called for the seizure of several states and make them into an independent country, and these two groups are La Raza and MEChA. The concept of Aztlan has been sanctioned by the UN. This is the same UN that is transporting military grade vehicles within the United States. Read More

11.15.18- Why the most expensive military ever still can’t win a war
Joe Jarvis

A friend who used to work in the Pentagon told me about the end of year budget meetings he had to attend. There, military personnel would frantically brainstorm ideas on how to spend the rest of their budgets. If they didn’t spend every cent, next year’s budget would be cut.

“Popcorn makers?” someone suggested. “Or perhaps some sort of group outings, to an event or a show.”

“Why don’t we return the extra money, since we clearly don’t need it,” my friend suggested. Read More

11.14.18- What the FBI/FISA Memo Really Tells Us About Our Government
Ron Paul

The release of the House Intelligence Committee’s memo on the FBI’s abuse of the FISA process set off a partisan firestorm. The Democrats warned us beforehand that declassifying the memo would be the end the world as we know it. It was reckless to allow Americans to see this classified material, they said. Agents in the field could be harmed, sources and methods would be compromised, they claimed.

Republicans who had seen the memo claimed that it was far worse than Watergate. They said that mass firings would begin immediately after it became public. They said that the criminality of US government agencies exposed by the memo would shock Americans. Read More

11.13.18- What the Hell Happened to America? The Death of a Nation.
Justin O. Smith

America will be unable to continue for much longer through the “give and take” of Congressional politics, when one views the reality of the Democratic Party as thinly veiled Communists of today, who simply take and never give in any so-called “compromise”. Look at the violence that followed President Trump’s election and the tacit support given violent Antifa rioters and Black Lives Matter, and look at the election of Democrat Rashid Tlaib to Michigan’s 13th Congressional District this month, whereupon she wildly waved the Palestinian flag – the flag of Hamas and Muslim terrorists; and one will understand that the far and wide disparity between the ideology of the Democrats and the Republicans will only lead to greater civil strife, setting the stage for a civil war that may not come real soon but soon enough. Read More

11.12.18- The Best Way To Honor War Veterans Is To Stop Creating Them
Caitlin Johnstone

The US will be celebrating Veterans Day Monday, and many a striped flag shall be waved. The social currency of esteem will be used to elevate those who have served in the US military, thereby ensuring future generations of recruits to be thrown into the gears of the globe-spanning war machine.

Veterans Day is not a holiday to honor the men and women who have dutifully protected their country. The youngest Americans who arguably defended their nation from a real threat to its shores are in their nineties, and soon there won’t be any of them left. Every single person who has served in the US military since the end of the second World War has protected nothing other than the agendas of global hegemony, resource control and war profiteering. Read More

11.10.18- Weekend Rant: Ayn Rand and the Trouble with Treating Moral Intolerance
as a Virtue

Bryan Caplan

If you want to understand the world, you should focus on the truth of the message, not the morals of the messenger.

Ayn Rand is widely hated. Indeed, if you made a list of thinkers that people “love to hate,” she’d be near the top of the list. Liberals hate her. Conservatives hate her. Socialists hate her. Indeed, plenty of libertarians hate her. It’s hardly surprising, then, that she has not been broadly influential. While she has millions of fans, they’re only a tiny share of any country’s population. Even when her fans gain positions of power, they’re hopelessly outnumbered by powerful people who disagree. Read More

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11.09.18- Mid-term election outcome avoids worst-case “civil war” scenario…
here’s what to expect next

Mike Adams

You may recall that months ago, I warned of a particular scenario that would lead to an eruption of mass violence on the Left, escalating to a civil war. That scenario involved two triggers: 1) Kavanaugh being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and 2) The GOP holding the House in the mid-term elections.

As we all now know, the GOP lost the House, handing Dems enough of a split victory to avoid them taking to the streets in an eruption of violence. Thus, the worst case civil war scenario has been avoided… for now. Read More

11.08.18- The Worst Part About Election Day: Somebody Wins
Bill Bonner

ARDMORE, IRELAND – And so… the big day approacheth.

People look for their registration cards… and prepare to cast their votes. Blue? Red? Liberal? Conservative?

It’s hard not to get caught up in the us-versus-them spirit of it. Like watching a football game, it’s more fun if you take sides.

But the trouble with elections is that one of the candidates wins. And the winner is almost always a bigger jackass than the other guy. Read More

11.07.18- It Begins... Man Fatally Shot By Cops While Unlawfully Confiscating His Guns In Serving "Red Flag" Order
Tim Brown

See what happens when you violate the rights of the people?  This is only the beginning and I hope the family of this man sues the pants off the police and the state for their lawless behavior.  A Ferndale, Maryland man was shot and killed at home when two Anne Arundel County police officers who were violating their oath and this man's Fifth Amendment rights by attempting to steal his property (guns) under Maryland's unconstitutional "red flag" "laws." Read More

11.06.18- My America, 1620
Bradley J. Birzer

In 1620, an extraordinary thing happened.

At a small landing on the extreme western edge of the Atlantic Ocean, a boat named “Mayflower” rested just off shore of a rock, soon to be named Plymouth. Lost, but not mortally or dreadfully so, roughly 100 “sojourners” and 30 “strangers” arrived on November 11. With Autumn full blown and winter approaching quickly, the 130 had to figure out how to live with one another, how to survive a New England winter, and, most importantly, how to create a permanent community. 

We all know the story. It’s been told repeatedly in every grade school in America for the last 155 years, and, in New England, since 1620 itself. Every school child dresses up as either a pilgrim or an Indian, and we celebrate the harmony of it all. Read More

11.05.18- What's Behind the Erosion of Civil Society?
Charles Hugh Smith

Rebuilding social capital and social connectedness is not something that can be done by governments or corporations.

As the mid-term elections are widely viewed as a referendum of sorts, let's set aside politics and ask, what's behind the erosion of our civil society? That civil society in the U.S. and elsewhere is fraying is self-evident. It isn't just the rise of us-or-them confrontations and all-or-nothing ideological extremes; social bonds between people are weakening.

There are many probable causes: addictive technologies such as social media and smartphones; chronic economic stress, greater mobility and a host of more subtle factors. Read More

11.03.18- Weekend Rant: Midterm Endgame
James Howard Kunstler

Back in the last century, when this was a different country, the Democrats were the “smart” party and the Republicans were the “stupid” party. How did that work? Well, back then the Democrats represented a broad middle class, with a base of factory workers, many of them unionized, and the party had to be smart, especially in the courts, to overcome the natural advantages of the owner class. In contrast, the Republicans looked like a claque of country club drunks who staggered home at night to sleep on their moneybags. Bad optics, as we say nowadays. Read More

11.02.18- Traitors within the Gate

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear..” 
― Marcus Tullius Cicero  Read More

11.01.18- Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media ‘Just the Beginning’…
Max Blumenthal and Jeb Sprague

At a Berlin security conference, hardline neocon Jamie Fly appeared to claim some credit for the recent coordinated purge of alternative media, report Max Blumenthal and Jeb Sprague.

This October, Facebook and Twitter deleted the accounts of hundreds of users, including many alternative media outlets maintained by American users. Among those wiped out in the coordinated purge were popular sites that scrutinized police brutality and U.S. interventionism, like The Free Thought Project, Anti-Media, and Cop Block, along with the pages of journalists like Rachel Blevins. Read More

10.31.18- 2018 Midterm Elections Editorial
SARTRE

Conventional political wisdom would have the public believe that the electorate is poised for the Democrats to take a majority in the House of Representatives while the Republicans hold the edge in the Senate. Seldom is the question raised just what empirical evidence, where and how is it arrived at for such a conclusion to become valid. The polls in 2016 were entirely bogus and undoubtedly meant to defeat Donald Trump. Nothing has changed in the 2018 midterms. The establishment is committed to defeat GOP candidates and ensure that the Deep State regains their former power and influence. The distortion of reality is their major tactic to confuse, discourage and suppress Trump supporters from casting their ballots. Read More

10.30.18- Our Revolution’s Logic
Angelo Codevilla

The primary objective of any people who find themselves in the throes of a revolution is to find ways of diverting its logic from its worst conclusions.

Prior to the 2016 election I explained how America had already “stepped over the threshold of a revolution,” that it was “difficult to imagine how we might step back, and futile to speculate how it might end.” Regardless of who won the election, its sentiments’ growing “volume and intensity” would empower politicians on all sides sure to make us nostalgic for Donald Trump’s and Hilary Clinton’s moderation. Having begun, this revolution would follow its own logic. Read More

10.29.18- Mainstream Media Is A Tool For Destroying America
Jeremiah Johnson

A deliberate attempt is being made by the MSM (Mainstream Media) to destroy the remaining fabric of American society and force the country’s disintegration and absorption into a global government. They don’t have very far to go: since the 1960s, a family-centered culture that was the “hub” of the greatest nation this world has ever seen…that bastion of the family has been eroded and all but destroyed. The replacement “culture” has been one of drug use, pornography, “sloth” within all the generations…young, middle-aged, and elderly, and a fostered unwillingness to take responsibility for anything of value. The country is an entitlement nation that “asks not what you can do for your country, but what can you take from it.” The family is not even referred to in that manner anymore. I have read the term “consumer units” to refer to households, as well as “household groupings.”  Read More

10.27.18- Hillary Planning 2020 Run to Avoid Treason w/ Mike Harris
Sarah Westall

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10.26.18- Reasoning With Madness – Love Does Not Reside in Hatred and Fear
Jesse’s Cafe Americain

How can one possibly discover what is true, know what is good? The time of lies is upon us, and the liars are skillful and deceptive, and persistent. But this is how it has always been in this fallen world.

Listen to the words, watch closely the actions, and most importantly look for the substance of them, the message that they contain beneath the words, the tone of it.

Do they urge you to anger? Do they exaggerate and misrepresent, do they appeal to fear and alarm? Do they flatter your ego, and represent themselves as a higher knowledge, a purer observance, a protection of the mere ornaments of the faith, the observances and rituals, but not the substance?   Read More

10.25.18- Strapping in for the Big Crash with
Chris Hedges

Dorothy Woodend

Having chronicled the US empire’s slide, he’s not giving pep talks. A Tyee interview.

Chris Hedges is a familiar face for those who regularly watch political documentaries. He pops up like a grouchy uncle to add commentary on everything from the global arms industry to the evisceration of American democratic institutions (see sidebar for films Hedges inhabits). 

Hedges was in Vancouver recently to speak at Capilano University and discuss his latest book America, The Farewell Tour, which charts the decline of the U.S. empire in unsparing detail.  Read More

10.24.18- Where Were You 31 Years Ago?
Michael Ballanger

Q: How do you get your broker out of a tree?

A: Cut the rope. ~ Common joke from October 1987

It was 31 years ago, on Oct. 19, that I watched a $300,000 stock portfolio begin to vaporize, with a Monday loss of 35% morphing into a 93% amputation by the end of the week, the remaining cash balance totaling slightly over $16,000.  Read More

10.23.18- It Is Like A Western Movie:
A Showdown Is In The Making

Paul Craig Roberts

It has taken the US military/security complex 31 years to get rid of President Reagan’s last nuclear disarmament achievement—the INF Treaty that President Reagan and Soviet President Gorbachev achieved in 1987.

The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was ratified by the US Senate on May 27, 1988 and became effective a few days later on June 1. Behind the scenes, I had some role in this, and as I remember what the treaty achieved was to make Europe safe from nuclear attack by Soviet short and intermediate range missiles, and to make the Soviet Union safe from US attack from intermediate range US nuclear missiles in Europe. Read More

10.22.18- Nation Will Rise Against Nation: Israeli Tanks Mass Along The Border As War Between Israel And Hamas Appears To Be Imminent
Michael Snyder

Another extremely bloody border protest on Friday has pushed Israel and Hamas to the brink of war.  The Egyptians had been urging Hamas to tone down the border protests, but that did not happen.  Instead, Hamas is pledging to continue the border protests for as long as it takes to end the Israeli blockade.  So Israel has a choice to make.  Either it can end the blockade, accept the endless violence that is currently taking place along the border, or invade Gaza. Read More

10.20.18- The United States of Empire
John Freeman

We’re getting close to the end now. Can you feel it?  I do.  It’s in the news, on the streets, and in your face every day. You can’t tune it out anymore, even if you wanted to.

Where once there was civil debate in the court of public opinion, we now have censorshipmonopolyscreaminginsultsdemonization, and, finally, the use of force to silence the opposition. There is no turning back now. The political extremes are going to war, and you will be dragged into it even if you consider yourself apolitical. Read More

10.19.18- The Foxes Are in Charge of The Swamp
Bill Bonner

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – Hmmm… The plot thickens.

The Trump team came into office with what might have been a historic opportunity to drain the Swamp and take the feds down a peg. Mr. Trump even said he would eliminate the national debt in eight years.

Instead, he teamed up with Democrats to crash through the debt ceiling, gave the big spenders at the Pentagon even more money, cut taxes, and made the Swamp even deeper.

Predictably, tax revenues declined and the deficit rose. And the national debt went up by more than $1 trillion over the last 12 months. Read More

10.18.18- Netflix’s Giant Ponzi Scheme
Dave Kranzler

A colleague/friend asked today how I thought the “FANG saga” would end.  I replied that I don’t know about GOOG and FB, but AMZN is maybe worth $50/share as it burns cash every quarter despite manufacturing GAAP “net income” so it’s hard to tell for sure – it could be worth less.  NFLX is eventually going to have to restructure its debt, which means the equity is worth zero.

NFLX soared $50 after-hours today after it reported an earnings “beat” for its Q3. But, per its statement of cash flows, NFLX’s operations burned $690 million for the quarter, 33% more than Q2 and nearly triple the operations cash burn in Q1. For the first nine months of 2018, NFLX’s operations have incinerated $1.45 billion. You can see the numbers here: NFLX Q3 financial statements.  Note: NFLX uses an unconventional method of reporting its financials, posting them to its website in a read-only spreadsheet format that makes it a pain in the ass to read and analyze the numbers. Read More

10.17.18- Poverty in the U.S. Was Plummeting—Until Lyndon Johnson Declared War On It
Jimmy Mengel

Yet again, government intervention hurts those it is intended to help.

One of the more elementary observations about economics is that a nation’s prosperity is determined in part by the quantity and quality of labor and capital. These “factors of production” are combined to generate national income.

I frequently grouse that punitive tax policies discourage capital. There’s less incentive to invest, after all, if the government imposes extra layers of tax on income that is saved and invested. Read More

10.16.18- Sunsets, Sunrises, Shamrock, Summer Winds & Chemtrails
Chuck Palahniuk

“Just for the record, the weather today is calm and sunny, but the air is full of bullshit.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

“You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Two weeks ago I made it to Wednesday after my usual two and a half-hour round trip commute to a job I’ve been doing for twelve years. It has taken a physical and mental toll. I continue to do it because I have obligations and responsibilities. It’s a job. It’s not me. I’m a financial executive who has always had the best interests of my organization as my main focus. Read More

10.15.18- You Want to Make America Great Again? Start by Making America Free Again
John W. Whitehead

If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”— George Washington

Living in a representative republic means that each person has the right to take a stand for what they think is right, whether that means marching outside the halls of government, wearing clothing with provocative statements, or simply holding up a sign. 

That’s what the First Amendment is supposed to be about. Read More

10.13.18- Historic Dow Drop Reveals Market May Be House of Cards
Birch Gold Group

On Wednesday, the Dow tanked 832 points.

It represents the 3rd largest one-day point collapse of the Dow in history, and it doesn’t seem like we’re finished yet.

On Thursday, the Dow toppled further, closing down another 545 points.

You can see the initial carnage at the end of the chart line below:

Also note it took about 8 months for the Dow to recover from the “mini-crash” in late January of this year. (Highlighted by the red arrow crossing the chasm of both market peaks.) Read More

10.12.18- Beartracks Replay from 04.05.14-
I never learned from a man who agreed with me.

I received an email this week from a long time reader. The following is a transcription of the entire message:

If you locked Ann Barnhardt, Glen Beck and Michelle Bachman in a room together and fed them nothing but LSD for a week, then turned them loose in a TV production studio, they could not have come up with anything more bizarre than "The Sandy Hook Hoax."

As always, I very much appreciate the informative materials that I find on your site, but it seems to me that, as time goes by, there are more and more really bat-crap crazy articles and videos showing up.

Perhaps such things are being presented as comic relief. I hope that they are not intended to be taken seriously... - Jack Read More

10.11.18- A Reverse Bucket List
Gary Christenson

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman starred in the 2007 movie, “The Bucket List.” A “bucket list” defines things we want to do before we die, before we “kick the bucket.”

A reverse bucket list—as used here—is a list of things already occurred, but we wish had not happened.

  • The Federal Reserve Act authorized the central bank of the United States. That act allowed a privately owned bank—The Federal Reserve—which is neither federal nor a reserve—to control the nation’s money supply. Politicians and bankers are pleased The Fed exists because it enhances their power and wealth. However, the Fed devalues the dollar and creates price inflation for consumers and stocks. This weakens the economy and transfers wealth to the political and financial elite. Read More

10.10.18- Middle Class Erosion: 33 Million Americans Will Not Travel During The Holidays Because They Can’t Afford To Do So
Michael Snyder

We have repeatedly been told that the U.S. economy is “booming”, but meanwhile the middle class in the United States continues to be hollowed out.  The financial bubbles that the Federal Reserve has created have been a great blessing for those at the very top of the economic pyramid, but most of the country is still deeply struggling.  According to one survey, 78 percent of all full-time workers in the U.S. live paycheck to paycheck, and that doesn’t even include part-time workers or those that are unemployed.  Read More

10.09.18- Why Does America Love Showing It’s Ass To The World?
Neal Ross

Has America watched too much Jerry Springer? Has it gotten that we can’t do anything without showing our ass to the world?

I have watched, rotating between perverted amusement and deep despair, the uproar over the Kavanaugh nomination for the Supreme Court. I have seen the victory dance of those on the political right after he was confirmed, and the resulting meltdown of those on the left upon hearing that their efforts to block his nomination had failed. WTF has happened to the people of this country?  Read More

10.08.18- The Plan, Push The MSM Into A Corner Regarding The Economy To Blame The Fed
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10.07.18- There Was No Debate
When We Needed On
e
Paul Craig Roberts

The utter failure of democratic politics

The Democrats and their feminist allies failed the country in their approach to the Kavanaugh hearing. Instead of finding out whether Kavanaugh believes in the unitary executive theory that the president has powers unaccountable to Congress and the Judiciary and agrees that a Justice Department underling, a Korean immigrant, can write secret memos that permit the president to violate the US Constitution, US statutory law, and international treaties, the Democrats’ entire focus was on a vague and unsubstantiated accusation that Kavanaugh when 17 years old and under the influence of alcohol tussled fully clothed with a fully clothed 15 year old girl in a bed at an unchaperoned house party. Read More

10.06.18- The Deep State
Doug Casey

I’d like to address some aspects of the Greater Depression in this essay.

I’m here to tell you that the inevitable became reality in 2008. We’ve had an interlude over the last few years financed by trillions of new currency units.

However, the economic clock on the wall is reading the same time as it was in 2007, and the Black Horsemen of your worst financial nightmares are about to again crash through the doors and end the party. And this time, they won’t be riding children’s ponies, but armored Percherons.

To refresh your memory, let me recount what a depression is. Read More

10.05.18- Check Out John McAfee’s (Educated) Warning About The Dark Side of That
Presidential Alert Sent to Your Phone

Daisy Luther

Wednesday, the first Presidential Alert was sent to phones all across the country. Theories and screenshots took over the internet shortly thereafter.

But one of these theories, in particular, comes from a source that is especially credible with regard to cybersecurity: John McAfee.

Let’s take a quick look at what other folks were saying before we get into McAfee’s assertion. Read More

10.04.18- Left-wing operatives just unleashed coordinated terrorism attacks on Senators, a member of the House, the Pentagon and the President… CIVIL WAR now moves to active phase in America
Mike Adam

Unfolding exactly as I warned last Friday in a widely viewedvideo, radical left-wing lunatics have unleashed coordinated “intimidate and terrorize” attacks today, targeting two U.S. Senators, a Congressman, the Secretary of Defense and the U.S. President.

The anti-America media is barely reporting any of this, because in just one day: Read More

10.03.18- Are We Insured?
Maurice Jackson

TOPICS:

Is your bank account ‘F.D.I.C.’ (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) Insured? Ah, the piece of mind knowing that your account is protected up to $250,000 in the event of a bank default?

WARNING: A Sophism is a lie that has been told over and over until you accept it as truth.

*Note: Safety Deposit Boxes are NOT insured*.

https://www.fdic.gov/deposit/covered/categories.html Read More

10.02.18- How the American Media Was Destroyed
Paul Craig Roberts

In my September 24 column, “ Truth Is Evaporating Before Our Eyes,” I usedthe destruction of the CBS news team that broke the Abu Ghraib story and the story of President George W. Bush’s non-performance of his Texas Air Force National Guard duties to demonstrate how accusations alone could destroy a Peabody Award winning, 26 year veteran producer of CBS News, Mary Mapes, and the established news anchor Dan Rather. Read More

10.01.18- The Return of the Inquisition:
Do you confess?

Simon Black

In 279 BC, the vast army of King Pyrrhus of Epirus was met by Roman forces at the Battle of Asculum in southern Italy, in what would be one of the costliest military engagements of ancient history.

Pyrrhus fancied himself the second coming of Alexander the Great and believed that he was a descendant of Achilles.

Many of his peers and contemporaries believed Pyrrhus to be the greatest military commander of all time.

His exploits were legendary. And when he set sail for Italy in 280 BC, the Romans did not underestimate him. Read More

09.29.18- The Four Disastrous Presidential Policies That Are Destroying the Nation
Charles Hugh Smith

The nation is failing as a direct consequence of these four catastrophic policies.

It's admittedly a tough task to select the four most disastrous presidential policies of the past 60 years, given the great multitude to choose from. Here are my top choices and the reasons why I selected these from a wealth of policy disasters.

1. President Johnson's expansion of the Vietnam War, which set the stage for President Nixon's continuation of that disastrous war for an additional five years. Read More

09.28.18- Bill Gates vs. freedom
Jon Rappoport

“Under the surface of this global civilization, a great and secret war is taking place. The two opponents hold different conceptions of Reality. On one side, those who claim that humans operate purely on the basis of stimulus-response, like machines; on the other side, those who believe there is a gigantic thing called freedom. Phase One of the war is already over. The stimulus-response people have won. In Phase Two, people are waking up to the far-reaching and devastating consequences of the Pavlovian program.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) Read More

09.27.18- How Executive Order 6102
Doomed America

Bill Bonner

BUENOS AIRES – Today, we woke up in Buenos Aires with a disagreeable headache… and a depressing hypothesis:

First, it doesn’t matter whether Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court or not; one more Deep State toad won’t make any difference.

Second, the Supreme Court has been derelict in its duty for the last 80 years.

For years, the Court has looked the other way as the feds robbed one class of citizen (ordinary, working people) and rewarded another (the elite). Read More

09.26.18- What Causes Financial Crises?
[email protected]

One of the great ironies of the 2008 financial crisis is that it was sparked by a product created from a historically safe investment asset: residential mortgages. In the past quarter century, delinquency rates of single-family home mortgages hovered below 3% for the most part except for the time around the Great Recession, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Then Wall Street bundled mortgages of various qualities into complex, opaque securities to be bought and sold, often using debt to turbo-charge the investment. When defaults began on Main Street, the tremors reached all the way around the world. Read More

09.25.18- Emergency Report: Signed Executive Orders reveal Trump is planning mass arrests, military tribunals for deep state traitors like Comey, Clinton and Obama
Mike Adams

This is a National Emergy Special Report

As the documents cited here clearly show, President Trump is planning to carry out mass arrests of deep state traitors, including Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, James Comey and even Barack Obama. This is fully covered, with accompanying documentation from the U.S. Federal Register, in the links and video below. (This author is fully supportive of this effort to save America and arrest the traitors.) Read More

09.24.18- Beware The 10th Of October: One Of Two Possible Remaining Dates For The Global Reset
G. John Wenkman

Is this just a coincidence, or are the globalists planning the reset on October 10th? Here’s a compelling argument that the reset is less than 20 days away…

This is an update to my August 12 post on Silverdoctors titled: “Beware August 15th”, wherein I stated that the Rothschild-owned ‘Economist’ magazine issue of January, 1988 gave us a thirty-year advanced notice as to their currency RESET. Read More

09.22.18- Weekend Rant: We're Witnessing The Largest Mass Treason Event In History -
Fake News Is The Enemy of the People!

James Red Pills America

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09.21.18- The Burden of the American Worker
MN Gordon

There’s great elation flowing from the various economic bureaus down through President Trump.  They bring a message of good news.  If you haven’t heard, here in the USA, we live, work, and play in the dazzle and delight of an economy where GDP growth exceeds the unemployment rate.

The last time we drank of elation this cool and sweet was the pre-iPhone stone ages.  Back when George Dubya was President.  And when Lehman Brothers was still one of the titans of Wall Street. Read More

09.20.18- Politicians–Not Hurricanes–Ensure Shortages
Harrison Burge

In 2006, Kentucky resident John Shepperson tuned in from his home to watch Hurricane Katrina destroy the Gulf Coast.

Shepperson desperately wanted to help the recovery efforts… and to make some money in the process.

So, he and his family bought 19 generators, rented a U-Haul truck and drove 600 miles to an area of Mississippi without power.

There in Mississippi, he offered the generators for double the price he paid in Kentucky. Read More

09.19.18- Suspending The Constitution:
In America Today, The Government Does Whatever It Wants

John Whitehead

“That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn't even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn't even an enemy you could put your finger on.”—Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

We can pretend that the Constitution, which was written to hold the government accountable, is still our governing document.

The reality we must come to terms with, however, is that in the America we live in today, the government does whatever it wants, freedom be damned. Read More

09.18.18- Evidence Is No Longer A Western Value
Paul Craig Roberts

Russia Provides Conclusive Proof That Ukraine Downed Malaysia Airlines MH17

Of course, proof, facts, evidence are no longer of any consequence in the Western World. Transparently false accusations can be leveled without any evidence provided, and the lie becomes a fact. “Russiagate” is a perfect example. 

Feminist students in Western universities, who find themselves “offended” by scientific fact, denounce scientists for speaking truth that contradicts feminist ideology, and the university administrations, obedient to feminish ideology, haul the scientists before hearings prepared to declare the scientist, if male, a misogynistRead More

09.17.18- The Way We Were…
Jeffrey Bennett

I grew up in a little town about 25 miles north of Chicago called Northbrook, Ilinois at a time when everyone treated each other with respect. We didn’t eat a lot of fast food. We drank Kool-aid, ate lunch meat sandwiches, PB&J sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, but mostly home made meal such as meatloaf, fried chicken, roast beef & pork chops, black eye peas, snap peas…

We grew up during a time when we would gather glass bottles to take to the store and use the deposit money to buy penny candy. (We even got a brown paper bag to put the candy in). You sure could get a lot for 25 cents. Read More

09.15.18- Understanding The Tactics Of Subversive Globalism
Brandon Smith

When the ideology of globalism is discussed in liberty movement circles there are often misunderstandings as to the source of the threat and what it truly represents. This may in some cases be by design. In the latest era of supposed “populism” led by figures like Donald Trump, an entirely new and very green generation of liberty activists find themselves hyper focused on the political left in general, but they seem to be obsessed with attacking the symptoms of globalism rather than the source. I attribute this to a clever propaganda campaign by globalist institutions. Read More

09.14.18- 9/11: The Biggest Con Job Since JFK
Chuck Baldwin

Three days ago, America marked the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

I want to begin by categorically stating that the commonly accepted 9/11 narrative is the biggest con job and cover-up of a con job since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Almost nothing that we have been told about 9/11 is true.

But the fact is, most Americans—and especially most Christians—are totally unwilling to face the truth about 9/11 and America's never-ending "War on Terror." They are unwilling to face the truth, because they know the truth will shatter almost everything they have been taught and believe. Read More

09.13.18- There Is No Such Thing
As Peaceful Socialism

Daniel J. McLaughlin

Radical, revolutionary socialism has gotten all the attention. Throughout the twentieth century, new socialist and communist nations were formed, arising often from violent revolution, and many more that resulted in tremendous upheaval, violence, and mass murder. The idea is that the proletariat class, the worker, is the oppressed class. The only way to change that is to revolt and replace the oppressors with government of the proletariat, because the ruling class will not willingly give up power, and without violent overthrow, they will squash the revolution and remain the oppressors.  Read More

09.12.18- Nearly Two Decades Later,
The Cover-Up Continues

Dave Hodges

The JFK assassination, the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the London Subway Bombings and the events of 9/11, nothing ever changes. The public is looking at either a massive series of cover-ups or unwarranted secrecy with regard to the evidence leading to each crime.

The ink is dry on each on of these investigations, however, the government still withholds the evidence from public scrutiny like we are a bunch of little children too emotionally fragile to handle the truth. In each case, the actions of the government, related to needless secrecy, invites conspiracy theories.Read More

09.11.18- What I Don’t Like About Life
in Post-9/11 America

John W. Whitehead

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”―Edward Abbey, American author

Life in a post-9/11 America increasingly feels like an endless free fall down a rabbit hole into a terrifying, dystopian alternative reality in which the citizenry has no rights, the government is no friend to freedom, and everything we ever knew and loved about the values and principles that once made this country great has been turned on its head. Read More

09.10.18- A Diabolic False Flag Empire: A Review of David Ray Griffin’s The American Trajectory: Divine or Demonic?
Edward Curtin

The past is not dead; it is people who are sleeping.  The current night and daymares that we are having arise out of murders lodged deep in our past that have continued into the present.  No amount of feigned amnesia will erase the bloody truth of American history, the cheap grace we bestow upon ourselves.  We have, as Harold Pinter said in his Nobel address, been feeding on “a vast tapestry of lies” that surrounds us, lies uttered by nihilistic leaders and their media mouthpieces for a very long time.  We have, or should have, bad consciences for not acknowledging being active or silent accomplices in the suppression of truth and the vicious murdering of millions at home and abroad. Read More

09.08.18- Weekend Rant: A View of the World We Live In (unfortunately)
Daniel Benson

That “goddamned piece of paper” – again

No doubt communism is rampant in our federal government. When Maxine Waters says the Constitution is what Congress says it is, not what it really means, we have lost our government, Donald Trump notwithstanding. How long has this been in progress? I think since the Constitution was written this was their ultimate goal–to drive us down the same path as that taken by the later Soviet Union. The “government” we know today is just a power-hungry group of people who want everything we think and believe we own–but, to them, it’s really theirs and we are just “renting” it. Read More

09.07.18- I Know Who the “Senior Official” Is Who Wrote the NY Times Op-Ed
Paul Craig Roberts

I know who wrote the anonymous “senior Trump official” op-ed in the New York Times. The New York Times wrote it.

The op-ed is an obvious forgery. As a former senior official in a presidential administration, I can state with certainty that no senior official would express disagreement anonymously. Anonymous dissent has no credibility. Moreover, the dishonor of it undermines the character of the writer. A real dissenter would use his reputation and the status of his high position to lend weight to his dissent. Read More

09.06.18- Balance Sheet of the Forever War
Patrick J. Buchanan

“It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end,” said Gen. John Nicholson in Kabul on his retirement Sunday after a fourth tour of duty and 31 months as commander of U.S. and NATO forces.

Labor Day brought news that another U.S. serviceman had been killed in an insider attack by an Afghan soldier.

Why do we continue to fight in Afghanistan?

“We continue to fight simply because we are there,” said retired Gen. Karl Eikenberry who preceded Gen. Nicholson. Read More

09.05.18- Ten Years Later - No Lesson Learned
Jim Quinn

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Wall Street/Fed/Treasury created financial disaster of 2008/2009. What should have happened was an orderly liquidation of the criminal Wall Street banks who committed the greatest control fraud in world history and the disposition of their good assets to non-criminal banks who did not recklessly leverage their assets by 30 to 1, while fraudulently issuing worthless loans to deadbeats and criminals. But we know that did not happen.

You, the taxpayer, bailed the criminal bankers out and have been screwed for the last decade with negative real interest rates and stagnant real wages, while the Wall Street scum have raked in risk free billions in profits provided by their captured puppets at the Federal Reserve. Read More

09.04.18- What the Hell Happened to America?
Jeffrey Bennett

Gird up your loins…

It is the study of history that teaches us to hope.” ~ Robert Edward Lee

This equestrian statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee (right) was removed from downtown Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.

It is Monday night (Labor Day 2018) and the first time I have been away from the home/office since Friday night. Much has been accomplished relating to website updates and the continued merging of several aspects of the ultimate goal, but some things have happened that I have become aware of – other events which I have been following. Read More

09.03.18- History as a (Leftist) Weapon
Gail Jarvis

There is a tendency for each generation to assume its opinions are the ultimate correct opinions. But each generation’s beliefs are typically modified by succeeding generations. Unfortunately, societal structures are sometimes altered based on contemporary notions that lose credence over time. This is the case with Social Justice Warriors in this generation. They demand that whatever doesn’t suit present-day social theories must be “eliminated.”

One of the justifications for this cultural cleansing is this generation’s historical interpretation of the War Between the States (WBTS). Some assume that this current version – moral opposition to slavery caused the North to fight the South – has a long-standing consensus among historians. Read More

09.01.18- Weekend Rant:
Lincoln as He Really Was

Thomas DiLorenzo

The following is the foreword that I have written for the outstanding new piece of Lincoln scholarship, Lincoln as He Really Was, by Charles T. Pace.

Despite the fact that there are well over 10,000 books in print about Abraham Lincoln it is almost impossible for the average American – or anyone else – to know the truth about the real Lincoln.  Having given hundreds of public presentations, appeared on dozens of radio talk shows (including the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show), and participated in numerous debates on the subject of Lincoln, I have learned that the average American knows nothing at all about the man. Read More

08.31.18- Open Letter to President Trump Concerning the Consequences of 911
Thierry Meyssan

The crimes of 11 September 2001 have never been judged in your country. I am writing to you as a French citizen, the first person to denounce the inconsistencies of the official version and to open the world to the debate and the search for the real perpetrators.

In a criminal court, as the jury, we have to determine whether the suspect presented to us is guilty or not, and eventually, to decide what punishment he should receive. When we suffered the events of 9/11, the Bush Junior administration told us that the guilty party was Al-Qaïda, and the punishment they should receive was the overthrow of those who had helped them – the Afghan Taliban, then the Iraqi régime of Saddam Hussein. Read More

08.30.18- Dirty, dirty hands -
One Very BIG Corrupt Club
!
Free Republic

Everyone Should Read this. Slowly, and Patiently. 

From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation. A Grand Jury had been impaneled. 

Governments from around the world had donated to the "Charity". Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those "Donations" to the Clinton Foundation were declared. 

Hmmm... you would think that an honest investigator would be able to figure this out. Guess who took over this investigation in 2002? Non other than James Comey. Read More

08.29.18- Here's How We Ended Up with Predatory, Parasitic Elites
Charles Hugh Smith

Combine financialization, neoliberalism and moral bankruptcy, and you end up with predatory, parasitic elites.

How did our financial and political elites become predatory parasites? Some will answer that elites have always been predatory parasites; as tempting as it may be to offer a blanket denunciation of elites, this overlooks the eras in which elites rose to meet existential crises.

Following in Ancient Rome’s Footsteps: Moral Decay, Rising Wealth Inequality(September 30, 2015) Read More

08.28.18- The Creepy Line Trailer
Creepy Line

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08.27.18- Watching America Collapse
Paul Craig Roberts

In the 1950s and 1960s the United States was a vibrant society. Upward mobility was strong, and the middle class expanded. During the 1970s the internal contradiction in Keynesian demand management resulted in stagflation. Reagan’s supply-side economic policy cured that. With a sound economy under him, Reagan was able to pressure the Soviet government, which was unable to solve its economic problem, to negotiate the end of the cold war.

This happy development was not welcomed by powerful forces, both in the US and Soviet Union. In the US the powerful military/security complex was unhappy about losing the Soviet Threat, under the auspices of which its budget and power had soared. Read More

08.25.18- Robert Mueller Guilty Of Treason In Hand Delivering Sample Of Highly Enriched Uranium To Russian Officials
Tony Elliott

Mueller should have been arrested for high crimes and treason long ago and currently be in Federal prison, not acting as a Special Prosecutor.

The quest to get President Donald Trump impeached is solely because he was not supposed to win the election in 2016 and it comes out of fear from all connected with the Clintons and the Obama Administration in knowing that he intends to expose all of their corruption.

The Robert Mueller investigation is an attempt to discredit the president and they are hoping to find enough dirt on him to get him out of office before he starts arresting those guilty of high crimes and treason from Obama and Hillary Clinton on down. Read More

08.24.18- They are coming for your children!
Jeffery Bennett

They are rampaging across the South to begin with the tearing down of the artful memorial statues of America’s history. It matters not to me exactly where you stand regarding the War of Northern Aggression – or whatever you choose to call it. I reside in Arizona, and there was exactly one battle between opposing sides – but our one single small memorial to that event was removed several years ago (by theft). Now it’s Chapel Hill, NC and that damned Socialist University. Read More

08.23.18- Katie Hopkins: Don't Let America Fall
David Horowitz's Restoration Weekend

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08.21.18- The Suicidal Empire
Dmitri Orlov

There are a lot of behaviors being exhibited by those in positions of power in the US that seem disparate and odd. We watch Trump who is imposing sanctions on country after country, dreaming of eradicating his country’s structural trade deficit with the rest of the world. We watch pretty much all of US Congress falling over each other in their attempt to impose the harshest possible sanctions on Russia. People in Turkey, a key NATO country, are literally burning US dollars and smashing iPhones in a fit of pique. Confronted with a new suite of Russian and Chinese weapons systems that largely neutralize the ability of the US to dominate the world militarily, the US is setting new records in the size of its already outrageously bloated yet manifestly ineffectual defense spending. Read More

08.21.18- Battlefield America: The Ongoing War on the American People
John W. Whitehead

“A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.”—John Salter

Police in a small Georgia town tasered a 5-foot-2, 87-year-old woman who was using a kitchen knife to cut dandelions for use in a recipe. Police claim they had no choice but to taser the old woman, who does not speak English but was smiling at police to indicate she was friendly, because she failed to comply with orders to put down the knife. Read More

08.20.18- Why America Hasn’t Had a Raise
in Forty Years

Bill Bonner

POITOU, FRANCE – Whoa! What’s this?

The Dow popped up nearly 400 points yesterday. It is now just 4% off its all-time high of 26,616, reached on January 26 of this year.

And you know what that means.

Markets are either going up or going down. According to Dow theory, a market goes down after it hits its high for the cycle. Read More

08.18.18- We Are All Lab Rats In The Largest-Ever Monetary Experiment In Human History
Chris Martenson

...and how do things usually work out for the rat?

There are ample warning signs that another serious financial crisis is on the way.

These warning signs are being soundly ignored by the majority, though. Perhaps understandably so.

After 10 years of near-constant central bank interventions to prop up markets and make stocks, bonds and real estate rise in price -- while also simultaneously hammering commodities to mask the inflationary impact of their money printing from the masses -- it’s difficult to imagine that “they” will allow markets to ever fall again. Read More

08.17.18- Louisiana Bans BofA, Citi From Bond Sale Over "Restrictive Gun Policies"
Tyler Durden

The blowback against bank virtue signaling has begun.

Louisiana's state’s bond commission voted 7 to 6 Thursday to ban Bank of America and Citigroup from working on its upcoming debt sale because of the banks’ "restrictive gun policies," the state treasury said in a statement, according to Bloomberg.

As states begin using the bond market in retaliation against Wall Street and to stick up for the Second Amendment, Bank of America and Citigroup - the two top-ranked underwriters of long-term municipal debt - stand to lose millions in muni revenue. Read More

08.16.18- Patriotism Has Been Turned Against Patriots
Paul Craig Roberts

To understand how screwed-up America is, consider that patriotism is now associated with the suppression of dissent. 

Rich football team owners, who know nothing of the hard lives of most Americans, and the police, who routinely shoot down black people in the streets and in their homes without accountability or due process, are incensed that three Miami Dolphin players kneeled last week during the national anthem to protest the unaccountable police murders of black US citizens. Read More

08.15.18- U.S. can Leagally Propagandize
its own citizens

Ben Swann

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08.14.18- What If These Things Were True?
Karen Kwatkowski

What if harsh and unprecedented sanctions against Russia and Turkeyand Iran were just ratcheted up, on dramatic but irrational grounds?

What if the US mainstream media described these sanctions as good for US security, and as a sign of a maturing political leadership in the White House?

What if we had Congressional elections in November, and there was a chance of electing a wave of anti-Trump congressmen and women who would pursue impeachment hearings in 2019?Read More

98.13.18- “I am sick and tired of the snivelers, the defeated and the whiners.”
John Mason Brown

Editor’s note: For all that you are about to read… one could change a dozen words or so – and maybe a few names to update the topic of the discussion… but tell me – what would be different in comparison to this day and time? The terms, “snivelers” or “whiners” would translate into the “snowflakes” of today. ~ Ed.

John Mason Brown, noted critic and lecturer, consigned to a deserved ignominy the prophets of the “beat generation” in a talk to one of his favorite audiences, the “sixth form” and graduating class of the Groton School for Boys. He delivered the “Prize Day Address.”

The subject is a favorite with Mr. Brown, and in language understandable to youth he paid his critical respects to two of the most pessimistic of the self-appointed “interpreters” of depressed youth – Jack Kerouac and John Osborne. Read More

08.11.18- Houston, We Reached Target!
Arkadiusz Sieroń

One of the biggest stories since the last edition of the Market Overview, is inflation reaching the Fed’s 2-percent target. As we analyzed in the Gold News Monitor, The latest report on the Personal Income and Outlays revealed that the annual rate of the PCE Price Index rose 2.3 percent, while the core inflation hit 2 percent, the Fed’s target, for the first time since April 2012.

We don’t have newer data on PCEPI, but the report on the CPI was released in the meantime. It turned out that consumer prices rose 2.9 percent in June on annual basis, a slight increase from 2.8 percent in May. It was the highest yearly rate since 2012. Meanwhile, the core CPI edged up to 2.3 percent. As one can see in the chart below, the core index hasn’t increased faster than 2.3 percent since the Great Recession. Read More

08.10.18- America’s Burgeoning Civil War
Chuck Baldwin

Make no mistake about it: America is already engaged in its second civil war. The decades-old left-right, conservative-liberal, Democrat-Republican paradigm that had (before Donald Trump’s election) almost evaporated is back—with a vengeance. In fact, it has turned into a full-fledged war. And it doesn’t matter to a tinker’s dam which side wins this war: Constitutional government and the Natural rights of man are the losers.

Take your pick. Maxine Waters or Donald Trump, Sean Hannity or Chris Matthews: Both sides are destroying the principles of federalism, constitutionalism and Natural Law. For all intents and purposes these principles are already dead. Read More

08.09.18- The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Leftists vs. Conservatives
Brandon Smith

Before I jump into this subject matter, I should probably address a common misconception among people who are new to liberty movement activism. The first time people hear about the concept of the “false left/right paradigm,” they wrongly assume that this means there is “no left or right ideology,” that it is all fabricated to divide the masses. This is a misconception.

When we speak of the false left/right paradigm in the liberty movement, we are usually referring to the elitists at the top of the political and financial pyramid. Read More

08.08.18- Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans For Government Takeover Of The Internet
Elizabeth Nolan Brown

A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news.

To save American trust in "our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets," it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including "comprehensive (GDPR-like) data protection legislation" of the sort enacted in the E.U. Read More

08.07.18- The Deep State Intends To Destroy Alex Jones - Don’t Let Them
Paul Craig Roberts

The Deep State Intends To Destroy Alex Jones—Don’t Let Them

Fabricated, unwarranted lawsuits are being used in an effort to shut down Alex Jones who raises too many issues that those who rule us do not want raised. At times Alex can be over the top, but overall he has spread a lot of awareness of events that otherwise would have received no notice. 

There is no doubt whatsoever of William Binney’s expertise and integrity. This hour long interview with him is posted on Info Wars, not on CNN, BBC, MSNBC, NPR, or Fox News. It is not printed in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times or the Washington Post. Read More

08.06.18- Now That Facebook, YouTube And Apple Have Come For Alex Jones, Now They Will Start Coming After The Rest Of Us
Michael Snyder

August 6th was one of darkest days in the history of the Internet.  When I learned that Facebook, YouTube, Apple, Spotify, Pinterest and others had colluded to take down content from Alex Jones all on the same day, I knew exactly what was happening.  They timed their attack so that it would hit the press at the beginning of the weekly news cycle on Monday so that their purge would have maximum societal impact.  And the fact that there was such overt collusion was obviously meant to send a message.  We were supposed to understand that if they can do this to Alex Jones, they can do it to any of us, and so we better shut up and fall in line. Read More

08.04.18- Revolving Door: How Security Clearances Perpetuate Top-Level
Corruption In The US

Philip Giraldi

President Donald Trump is threatening to take away the security clearances of a number of former senior intelligence and security officers who have been extremely critical of him. Most Americans were unaware that any ex-officials continued to hold clearances after they retired and the controversy has inevitably raised the question why that should be so. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer.

A security clearance is granted to a person but it is also linked to “need to know” in terms of what kind of information should or could be accessed, which means that when you are no longer working as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency you don’t necessarily need to know anything about China’s spying on the United States. Read More

08.03.18- The Entropy Wars... Five Financial Uncertainties of 2018 (So Far)
Nomi Prins

Two weeks ago, another Trump business went down in flames. Caught in the whirlpool of her father’s presidency, with major department stores and other retail distributors continuing to drop her brand under pressure from consumer boycotts here and in Canada, daughter Ivanka shut down her line of clothes. This should have surprised no one. When it comes to her family, it’s the oldest story in the world. Think of it this way: Donald Trump’s greatest con in election 2016 was to convince a majority of Americans (and they remain convinced) that he was a “successful businessman.” Read More

08.02.18- Who Does America Belong to?
Paul Craig Roberts

Not to Americans

The housing market is now apparently turning down. Consumer incomes are limited by jobs offshoring and the ability of employers to hold down wages and salaries.  The Federal Reserve seems committed to higher interest rates—in my view to protect the exchange value of the US dollar on which Washington’s power is based.  The arrogant fools in Washington, with whom I spent a quarter century, have, with their bellicosity and sanctions, encouraged nations with independent foreign and economic policies to drop the use of the dollar.  This takes some time to accomplish, but Russia, China, Iran, and India are apparently committed to dropping  or reducing the use of the US dollar.  Read More

08.01.18- "There's Just No Slack In The System"
- The Real Perils Of Pandemic Risk

Adam Taggart

How big a threat is it? How much should we worry?

As far as existential threats to the human species go, pandemics rank near the top of the list.

What's the probability of an agbressive, highly-fatal outbreak occuring soon? Is it high enough to worry about?

And if one occurs, what can/should we do to protect ourselves and our loved ones? Read More

07.31.18- They Are Calling It “The Tech Bloodbath” – 10 Facts About This Tech Stock Crash That Will Take Your Breath Away
Michael Snyder

Thanks to crashing tech stocks, Americans have lost hundreds of billions of dollars in paper wealth over the past three trading days.  As you will see below, we have just witnessed “the biggest market cap loss in history”, and many analysts believe that this is only just the beginning.  At this point, even the mainstream media is fearing the worst.  CNN is boldly proclaiming that “the tech bloodbath is here”, and there is a flood of mainstream articles giving advice to investors about how to ride out this crisis. Read More

07.30.18- It's Now Or Never For Trump
Robert Gore

Strike while the iron is hot.

There can be no better advertisement against Democrats, neoconservatives, and never-Trumpers than their display after the Helsinki summit. Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.

The Democrats’ destruction began long before Trump. They are wholly associated with government, their answer to all problems and the source of their identity and power. Where they once had a healthy hostility towards the military and the intelligence agencies, they are now among their stoutest defenders. Their ideology, such as it is, is simply more: more government, taxes, laws, regulations, revenues, power, surveillance, wars, and programs, in short, more blob.  Read More

07.28.18- Weekend Rant: Have you lost your freaking mind?
Author Unknown

To all the people who let this election break up families and friends let this sink in I think the last civil conversations we had occurred just days before November 8, 2016. You were supremely confident Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election; you voted for her with glee. As a lifelong Republican, I bit down hard and cast my vote for Donald Trump. Then the unimaginable happened. He won…

And you lost your freaking minds. Read More

07.27.18- Introducing the Snowflake Manifesto
Gary Christenson

Silver and gold are partial solutions since politicians will be no help. I am a “Snowflake” and proud. You may sneer at us but I doubt you understand our perspective. I’ll educate you with the Snowflake Manifesto.

First, as an American citizen, I have certain benefits guaranteed in the constitution written hundreds of years ago.

Second, those benefits entitle me to necessities. We all need food, shelter, clothing and internet access. The SNAP program is the successor to the food stamp program back when the ancients used paper certificates. But in this century we use EBT cards to buy food. Everyone can eat if they take part in the SNAP program and use their EBT cards. Read More

07.26.18- US Intelligence Community as a Collapse Driver
Dimitri Orlov

In today’s United States, the term “espionage” doesn’t get too much use outside of some specific contexts. There is still sporadic talk of industrial espionage, but with regard to Americans’ own efforts to understand the world beyond their borders, they prefer the term “intelligence.” This may be an intelligent choice, or not, depending on how you look at things.

First of all, US “intelligence” is only vaguely related to the game of espionage as it has been traditionally played, and as it is still being played by countries such as Russia and China. Espionage involves collecting and validating vital information and conveying it to just the pertinent decision-makers on your side while keeping the fact that you are collecting and validating it hidden from everyone else. Read More

07.25.18- Time to arrest Jeff Sessions for LOITERING
Jackie Juntti

When one refuses to identify who the enemy is – losing the war is the only outcome to take place. ~ Granny

President Trump is looking at revoking security clearances for several people. I don’t understand why it isn’t already law that as soon as any person who has security clearance is relieved of their employment that the security clearance isn’t stopped at once. That to me should be the rule. Why isn’t it? If they are transferred from one position to another then a new review for a security clearance should be instigated. This should sound many alarms with these SWAMP CREATURES. Read More

07.24.18- Obama Rubs America’s Nose In It From Kenya: “I’m The First Sitting American President To Come From Kenya”
Tim Brown

And who is laughing now, America? Obama and all his minions are because they have taken America on a path to destruction and it seems he will never be brought to account, not even by this administration.

Don’t blame just the Democrats, America. Every single Republican representative who didn’t deal with this usurper demonstrated that they don’t have the spine to abide by the Constitution and deal with people like Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah. Read More

07.23.18- We Prefer Our Sociopaths
Well Dressed and Spoken

Cognitive Dissonance

What would you do if I told you not to think about elephants? Yeah, I thought so. Me too!

Effective denial of a subject or thought is actually quite difficult to achieve on a consistent basis, particularly if it carries with it great emotional weight and impact. While the elephant mentioned above might have instantly popped into your mind the moment you read the words, by now it’s beginning to fade from memory…except for the fact I just mentioned it again. Sorry! Read More

07.21.18- Socialism Won
Robert Gore

If she’s elected and goes to Washington, socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will feel right at home.

Socialism: “A political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by community as a whole” (Oxford Dictionary), has been in the news lately. The most interesting aspect of the stories and commentaries is what tense the writer uses. Most use the future tense, heralding or decrying the impending arrival of socialism, or simply noting that it’s a possibility. Read More

07.20.18- War Doesn’t Make Sense Anymore
Tom Streithorst

It's become obsolete, the days of conquest are behind us, yet the military-industrial complex grinds on all the same.

America spends more on its military than all its enemies put together yet it still can’t win wars.Failed adventures in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan have drained America’s power and diminished its prestige. The bloated Pentagon budget actually makes us weaker.

Here’s the weird bit: nobody seems to care. If any other government department spent as much and accomplished as little, the populace would be in arms, complaining about wasteful government spending. Instead we mumble “Thank you for your service” and increase defense appropriations. Read More

07.19.18- Are Patriots An Endangered Species?
Neal's Soapbox

Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t fight City Hall?” What that implies is that it is an exercise in futility to fight a huge bureaucracy with all its rules and enforcement mechanisms. I don’t know about you, but what that implies to me is that we should just give up; submit to whatever laws government passes and accept that there’s nothing we can do about it.

I’ll admit, for those who cherish their liberty the deck certainly is stacked against us. The government is this huge bureaucracy that has all these rules that we are told we must comply with if we wish to avoid finding ourselves as a defendant in the criminal justice system; and I have to laugh about that justice part when many of the laws they pass do everything BUT provide us with any sort of justice. Read More

07.18.18- WWG1WGA*: The greatest communications event in history
Martin Geddes

“Only small secrets need to be protected. The large ones are kept secret by the public’s incredulity.”— Marshall McLuhan (HT @LionelMedia)

A time like no other in history

Having applied all of my integrity, intellect and insight to researching the matter, my belief is that we are witnessing right now one of the greatest communications events in history. Indeed, it is arguably the singularly greatest. So, what is this event, and why does it deserves this extraordinary description? The answers are to be found in how the (Western) mass media has been trapped by the most exquisitely constructed double bind. Read More

It’s All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics
John W. Whitehead

Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours…. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.”— Professor Neil Postman

Americans have a voracious appetite for TV entertainment, and the Trump reality show—guest starring outraged Democrats, power-hungry Republicans, and a hodgepodge of other special interest groups with dubious motives—feeds that appetite for titillating, soap opera drama.Read More

07.16.18- Big Pharma and the Rise of
Gangster Capitalism

Charles Hugh Smith

Thanks to decades of gangster films, we all know how gangster capitalismworks: the cost of "protection" goes up whenever the gangster wants to increase revenues, any competition is snuffed out, and "customer demand" is jacked up by any means available-- addiction, for example.

This perfectly describes the pharmaceutical industry and every other cartel in America. You might have read about the price increase in Acthar gel, a medication to treat Infantile Spasms. (via J.F., M.D., who alerted me to the repricing of this medication from $40 in 2001 to the current price of $38,892.) Read More

07.14.18- Weekend Rant: Trump’s SCOTUS Pick: More Of The Same
Chuck Baldwin

A Republican-dominated Supreme Court (SC) gave us Roe v Wade, homosexual marriage and Obamacare. In fact, Republican appointments have dominated the SC for the last 45 years. All of this talk about Republican presidents appointing pro-life, constitutionalist, originalist justices is just so much hot air.

Republican presidents have given us William Brennan, John Paul Stevens, Harry Blackmun (the man who authored Roe v Wade), Anthony Kennedy (the man who gave us homosexual marriage), and John Roberts (the man who gave us Obamacare).  Read More

07.13.18- A New World Order: Brought to You by the Global-Industrial Deep State
John W. Whitehead

“There are no nations. There are no peoples ... There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business.”—Network (1976)

There are those who will tell you that any mention of a New World Order government—a power elite conspiring to rule the world—is the stuff of conspiracy theories.

I am not one of those skeptics.  Read More

07.12.18- A Nation Built On Lies, Part 2
Jim Quinn

In Part 1 of this article I detailed the damage done by the Deep State and the inevitability of another financial crisis destined to propel this Fourth Turning into its next most violent stage. Now I will examine whether Jordan Peterson’s rules for life can alleviate some of the pain headed our way.

Peterson’s reality-based assessment of our broken societal system has infuriated the social justice warriors and media propagandists whose narratives are based upon lies, misinformation, fake news, and a pliable dumbed down populace distracted by their techno-gadgets. The machinations of the Deep State (Wall Street cabal, Fed, captured politicians, shadowy billionaires, military industrial complex, surveillance agencies, corporate media) are dependent upon the masses believing their big lies and trusting their provably false narratives.  Read More

07.11.18- America’s Phony Economy
Bill Bonner

Investors chose to look at the half-full part of the glass yesterday.

Our suggestion: They should look more closely.

Empty Part

In the empty part of the glass were the trade war… the deficit… the Fed’s QT (quantitative tightening)… rising interest rates… bubbles everywhere… the growing dark power of the Deep State… the approaching stock market crash… the coming recession… the Kardashians… the inevitable bankruptcy of the U.S. government… Mike Pence…  Read More

07.10.18- Celebrating Freedom: 
When Injustice Takes Hold

Ed Lewis

In the Beginning – The Declaration

The greatest threat to the freedom of the American people is lack of knowledge about their own land of states in union. The necessary knowledge is, in part, understanding how it is, but, more importantly, how it is supposed to be.

Although most have no idea whatsoever of what I am alluding to, ‘how it is’ verses ‘how it is supposed to be’, are worlds apart. I hope to make clear, such ignorance fits right in with the goals of those that are working diligently to destroy America and all it stands for. Or, maybe I should say, “once stood for.” Read More

07.09.18- How Science is Used as Propaganda
Joe Jarvis

A new study says you can’t trust most studies. Well, that is one way to make sure your study is believed… If the study is wrong, it proves the study is right! It’s like when someone tells you they are a liar… should you believe them?

The food studies appear to be particularly subpar.

One study showed that 40 out of 50 food ingredients studied had links to cancer.

Chocolate, red wine, salt, and eggs have bounced back and forth throughout the years, from being considered healthy, then deadly. Read More

07.07.18- Weekend Rant: 2018 May Mark the Beginning of an “End” – Prepare While There’s Still Time
Birch Gold

Last week we reported on a potential EU market crash tied to Brexit, and how that could affect the U.S.

But the U.S. also has economic problems to contend with, namely an imminent recession of its own. Some globalists have even provided their own dire warnings.

As with all “good” things, the bull market that’s been chugging along since the 2008/2009 recession looks to be coming to an end.

Signs in 2018 seem to be signaling the beginning of the end. Read More

07.06.18- The Meaning Of Good And Evil In Perilous Times
Brandon Smith

Perhaps the most destructive idea ever planted in the minds of the general public is the notion that nothing in this world is permanent — that all things can and must be constantly changed to suit our whims. The concept of impermanence fuels what I call “blank slate propaganda.” The usefulness of the blank slate as a weapon for social control should be explained before we examine the nature of good and evil, because these days it infects everything.

The push for never ending social “evolution” has been called many things over the decades. In the early 1900s in Europe it was called “futurism;” an art and philosophical movement that helped spawn the rise of communism and fascism in politics. Read More

07.05.18- Trump Threatens to Release 9/11 Docs Implicating Clintons, Bushes
Kit Daniels

Trump sends warning to Mueller & deep state

President Trump is prepared to go beyond exposing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 9/11-Saudi cover-up by releasing new information on how the Bushes and Clintons were also involved, according to high-level government sources.

In short, Mueller’s role in covering up Saudi Arabia’s ties to 9/11 is just the tip of the iceberg; Trump is set to expose even more collusion by the deep state, according to officials who spoke to Infowars.

Trump has previously criticized former President George W. Bush for his actions prior to and during the 9/11 attack. Read More

07.04.18- Shadow Government Hates Our Independence Day
James Hall

The only conclusion any honest American citizen can come to is that the Republic is dead. Once again the flags wave and the songs play as the parades march to celebrate another 4th of July. Picnic meals are eaten while children frolic in the warn sunshine of summer. Few people reflect on the true meaning that established the solemn commemoration of the nation’s birth. The reality of this post federation of independent state sovereignty is that a centralized federal behemoth has superseded the original intent of Thomas Jefferson’s vision: “That government is best which governs least”. Today the society that exists demands compliance or compels obedience by way of punishment. Read More

07.03.18- Civil Unrest Is Here: Violence Erupts In American Streets As Progressive Leaders Urge Their Followers To “Rise Up” And Prepare For A “Summer Of Rage”
Michael Snyder

On Friday, Michael Moore went on Bill Maher’s HBO show and suggested that the U.S. military would side with progressives in a civil war against Donald Trump.  You can watch Moore make these comments on YouTube right here.  The very next day, Antifa thugs violently clashed with pro-Trump conservatives that had gathered for a prayer rally on the streets of Portland, Oregon.  Flash-bang grenades were thrown by Antifa activists, the police confiscated “mace, clubs, gloves with reinforced knuckles, batons, knives and handgun clips”, and many were injured and had to be taken to the hospital.  The violence was so dramatic that some are actually calling this the first skirmish in America’s next civil war. Read More

07.02.18- No Party for Old White Men
Patrick J. Buchanan

For Nancy Pelosi, 78, Steny Hoyer, 79, and Joe Biden, 75, the primary results from New York’s 14th congressional district are a fire bell in the night.

All may be swept away in the coming revolution. That is the message of the crushing defeat of 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley, who had aspired to succeed Pelosi and become speaker of the House.

The No. 4 House Democrat, Crowley, 56, had not faced primary opposition since 2004. He outspent his opponent, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was tending bar a year ago, by 10 to one. Read More

06.30.18- Weekend Rant: Hidden Figures
James Howard Kunstler

The fabulous Coen Brothers of Hollywood couldn’t come up with a wackier Deep State than the one depicted on Cable News this week. Thursday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing had Congressman Jim Jordan (R- Ohio) in the role of “The Dude” from The Big Lebowski doing battle with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as “Osborne Cox” in Burn After Reading. Rosenstein was sure burning, or at least smoldering in his seat, as Jordan badgered him about threatening House staffers by subpoenaing their emails and phone calls…! Read More

06.29.18- Trade War Provides Perfect Cover For The Elitist Engineered Global Reset
Brandon Smith

Over the past several months, I have been examining the underlying or hidden motivations behind the currently expanding global trade war, including the impressive level of cognitive dissonance surrounding the issue. The political left doesn't seem to have an intelligent grasp of economic issues in the slightest.  I'm not seeing any critical discussion from leftist media outlets or pundits on fiscal uncertainties, and the only reaction that is common from them is that they hope that the trade war results in the financial downfall of the US so that Trump can be voted out in 2020.  They may very well get their wish, but they seem to imagine themselves celebrating at the end of the disaster, and I predict they'll be so concerned with their own financial survival that they won't have time to celebrate... Read More

06.28.18- A New Global Debt Crisis Has Begun
Jim Rickards

Emerging-market debt crises are as predictable as spring rain. They happen every 15–20 years, with a few variations and exceptions.

In recent decades, the first crisis in this series was the Latin American debt crisis of 1982–85. The combination of inflation and a commodity price boom in the late 1970s had given a huge boost to economies such as Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and many others, including countries in Africa.

This commodity boom enabled these emerging-market (EM) economies to earn dollar reserves for their exports. (By the way, we didn’t call them “emerging markets” in the 1980s; they were the “Third World” after the Western world and the communist world.) Read More

06.27.18- When Running From the Devil You Better Be Faster than Hell
Doug “Uncola” Lynn

In these sentiments, sir, I agree to this Constitution, with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no form of government, but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered; and believe further, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.– Benjamin Franklin

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. – John Adams 

I’m of the opinion that many today are throwing the “baby out with the bathwater” when they claim the conservative versus liberal (right vs. left) construct is phony, or bogus. Read More

06.26.18- Dear High School Graduates...
Charles Hugh Smith

Dear high school graduates: please glance at these charts before buying into the conventional life-course being promoted by the status quo.

Here's the summary: the status quo is pressuring you to accept its "solutions": borrow mega-bucks to attend college, then buy a decaying bungalow or hastily constructed stucco box for $800,000 in a "desirable" city, pay sky-high income and property taxes on your earnings, and when the stress of all these crushing financial burdens ruins your health, well, we've got meds to "help" you--lots of meds at insane price points paid for by insurance-- if you have "real" insurance without high deductibles, of course. Read More

06.25.18- The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide of the Roman Empire
Lawrence W. Reed and Marc Hyden

The Bailout State Is as Old as Rome

“If you wanted to understand a politician you mustn’t pay too much attention to his speeches, but find out who were his paymasters. A politician couldn’t rise in public life, in France Rome any more than in America, unless he had the backing of big money, and it was in times of crisis like this that he paid his debts.

The great corporation which employed you lied to you, and lied to the whole country – from top to bottom it was nothing but one gigantic lie.” ~ Upton SinclairRead More

06.23.18- Weekend Rant: What Struck the Twin Towers... Revising My Outlook
James Perloff

This is the fifth post I have written on 9/11. The most recent previous ones were:

• To 9/11 and Beyond, which examined evidence that the two explosions which ultimately decimated the Twin Towers were nuclear (a post I could not have written without technical advice from sources who preferred anonymity);  Read More

06.22.18- Just Over The U.S. Border, A Once Mighty Nation Is In The Process Of A Complete And Total Societal Meltdown
Michael Snyder

What would the United States look like right now if 113 political figures had been gunned down since last September?  Well, that is precisely what has happened in Mexico.  Once upon a time, Mexico had a thriving economy and a very stable government, but now the nation is devolving into a Mad Max society in which the drug cartels gun down any politicians that they do not like.  As you will see below, the murder rate has surged to the highest level ever recorded, and no end to the violence is in sight.  In fact, the drug cartels seem to just get more brutal with each passing day.  Read More

06.21.18- You On The Other Hand…
Neal Ross

I have heard many words and phrases used to describe Thomas Jefferson but I have rarely heard mention made of how prolific a letter writer he was. It is said that during his lifetime Thomas Jefferson wrote an estimated 19,000 letters. While some of them were just short notes, others were lengthy missives explaining his views on a multitude of subjects. That is quite the feat, especially when you consider that Jefferson did not have a keyboard and a word processing program; he had to sit down and hand write each of them.  Read More

06.20.18- 1913:  Sixteenth Amendment Fraudulently Ratified
Larry Becraft

The federal government and its tax agencies, supported by our congressmen, would like for us to believe that the power of the government to tax was greatly changed by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment in February 1913. Having been denied the right to tax incomes by a Supreme Court decision in 1895, Uncle Sam claims that, once this Amendment was ratified, a constitutional deficiency was corrected by the Amendment and that after 1913, it had a legal right to claim a portion of income of every American in taxes. Read More

06.19.18- Government Eyes Are Watching You: We Are All Prisoners of the Surveillance State
John W. Whitehead

“We’re run by the Pentagon, we’re run by Madison Avenue, we’re run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don’t revolt we’ll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche…. As long as we go out and buy stuff, we’re at their mercy… We all live in a little Village. Your Village may be different from other people’s Villages, but we are all prisoners.”— Patrick McGoohan

First broadcast in America 50 years ago, The Prisoner—a dystopian television series described as “James Bond meets George Orwell filtered through Franz Kafka”—confronted societal themes that are still relevant today: Read More

06.18.18- Chasing the Wind
MN Gordon

Futility with Purpose

Plebeians generally ignore the tact of their economic central planners.  They care more that their meatloaf is hot and their suds are cold, than about any plans being hatched in the capital city.  Nonetheless, the central planners know an angry mob, with torches and pitchforks, are only a few empty bellies away.  Hence, they must always stay on point.

Watch for those pitchfork bearers – they can get real nasty and then heads often roll quite literally. [PT]

One of the central aims of central planners is to achieve effective public exhortation.  While they pursue futility, in practice.  They must do so with focus and purpose. Read More

06.16.18- Weekend Rant: Ban Assault Ropes
Karl Denninger

Never expect NPR to leave politically-charged and irrelevant issues out of an honest debate.

Ever.

Suicide rates have increased in nearly every state over the past two decades, and half of the states have seen suicide rates go up more than 30 percent.

The report also cites the need to reduce "access to lethal means" but without explicitly discussing firearms or controversial issues such as gun control legislation. Asked whether that was a deliberate omission, because of the political climate surrounding gun control, Stone said that suicide rates have been increasing across all methods. Read More

06.15.18- 'Crooked Hillary' and 'Slippery Comey': Horowitz About to Drop a Bomb – Analyst
Ekaterina Blinova

The Horowitz report may explain the motivation behind Hillary Clinton and her associates relying so heavily on secret private servers, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel told Sputnik, adding that the report is likely to trigger US voters’ interest in the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections and 2020 presidential race.

“The biggest question likely to come out of the forthcoming Horowitz report is how many people at senior levels likely knew of mishandling of classified information by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her associates yet elected to give them a pass from serious investigation and prosecution?” asks Charles Ortel, Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist, who has been conducting a private inquiry into the alleged fraud of the Clinton Foundation.Read More

06.14.18- The Federal Reserve has a glorious history of hurting investors
Nigam Arora

The U.S. central bank tends to raise interest rates too high, causing recessions and stock market declines

Investors would have to be stupid to ignore the Federal Reserve’s history of causing pain.

But that is exactly what momentum investors are doing now. History repeats itself, but human nature being what it is, many investors do not learn. 

Let us explore, starting with a chart that spans 64 years. This is a particularly useful exercise, given that the Fed increased interest rates Wednesday and plans for two more later this year. Read More

06.13.18- The 'Real' America: 21.5% Unemployment, 10% Inflation, And Negative Economic Growth
Michael Snyder

Every time the mainstream media touts some “wonderful new economic numbers” I just want to cringe.  Yes, it is true that the economic numbers have gotten slightly better since Donald Trump entered the White House, but the rosy economic picture that the mainstream media is constantly painting for all of us is completely absurd. 

As you are about to see, if honest numbers were being used all of our major economic numbers would be absolutely terrible.  Of course we can hope for a major economic turnaround for America under Donald Trump, but we certainly are not there yet. Read More

06.12.18- Dear White Men
Chris MacIntosh

EVERYTHING is related.

Which means that economics and social trends don't function independently; they feed one another in a push and pull... or yin and yang. Keep that in mind as I'll come back to it.

This week brought us something so absurd that I quite honestly would never have thought I'd see it actually take place. At first glance I thought, no, it must be from the Onion. But it wasn't.

The social justice warriors have come a long way.  Read More

06.11.18- Crying ‘Wolf‘ on Entitlements?
Brian Mark Weber

Social Security and Medicare really are in big trouble, but most Americans just don’t care.

Social Security. It’s the metaphorical Third Rail of American politics. But if we don’t act soon, both Social Security and Medicare are heading off the tracks.

Sure,” you say. “How many times have we heard that before?” 

It’s almost as though the American people have become deaf to the repeated calls for Social Security reform. And it’s no wonder. We hear about it ad nauseam every election cycle, and then, when the dust settles, our elected representatives kick that can down the road. All the while, people still receive their monthly checks, so any collapse in the system seems to be a problem for the next generation. After all, why deal with something when it’s not hitting us now?  Read More

06.09.18- The Israeli Attack On The USS Liberty
Paul Craig Roberts

Fifty-one years ago today Israeli fighter aircraft and torpedo boats tried to sink the USS Liberty, a surveillance ship stationed off the coast of Egypt during Israel’s attack on Egypt and Syria. Israel was unable to sink the USS Liberty, but did manage to kill or wound almost the entire crew. Thirty-four Americans were killed and 174 were wounded.

There are two explanations for the attack. As Washington has blocked every attempt at an investigation, we do not know which one is correct. Perhaps both are the reasons for the attack. Read More

06.08.18- The Summer of Discontent
James Howard Kunstler

The ill-feeling among leaders of the G-7 nations — essentially, the West plus Japan — was mirrored early this morning in the puking financial market futures, so odious, apparently, is the presence of America’s Golden Golem of Greatness at the Quebec meet-up of First World poobahs. It’s hard to blame them. The GGG refuses to play nice in the sandbox of the old order.

Like many observers here in the USA, I can’t tell exactly whether Donald Trump is out of his mind or justifiably blowing up out-of-date relationships and conventions in a world that is desperately seeking a new disposition of things. The West had a mighty good run in the decades since the fiascos of the mid-20th century. My guess is that we’re witnessing a slow-burning panic over the impossibility of maintaining the enviable standard of living we’ve all enjoyed.  Read More

06.07.18- Bartlett Naylor: The Banks Are Becoming Untouchable Again
Adam Taggart

Regulations? We don't need no stinking regulations!

When the dust settled after the Great Financial Crisis, we learned that the big banks had behaved in overtly criminal ways. Yet none of their executives would be held criminally accountable. 

And while legislation was passed in the aftermath to place restrictions on the 'Too Big To Jail/Fail' banks, it was heavily watered down and has been under attack by finanical system lobbyists ever since. Read More

06.06.18- The Fed: Citizens Never Voted It in, Citizens Can Never Vote It Out
Dr. Richard M. Ebeling

“What do you have to lose?” Such was the grand sum total of Donald Trump’s appeal to minority voters in his presidential campaign. Essentially, “Yes, I have nothing to offer you and don’t care about you, but how well are you doing having voted for Democrats decade after decade?”

It’s seductive, in a small way; “If you don’t vote for me, you can’t blame me when things go wrong for you. I don’t owe you anything. You didn’t vote for me. But if you do vote for me and your life doesn’t improve, then you have someone to blame.” Read More

06.05.18- Roseanne Exonerated: The Communist Family Tree of Valerie Jarrett
John Perazzo

A disturbing reminder of who our President [Obama] chose to serve as his co-president – and why.

Barack Obama’s closest and most influential adviser, Valerie Jarrett, has never been an enigma. She was, after all, the person most responsible for bringing the revolutionary communist Van Jones into the Administration six years ago, so her bona fides as a radical extremist have long been obvious to anyone who wasn’t afraid to notice. But a newly released report from Judicial Watch, which examines key FBI documents related to Jarrett’s many family ties to hardcore Communists, brings bold color to what previously were gray areas. Read More

06.04.18- The Cognitive Dissonance Surrounding Donald Trump
Brandon Smith

In general, it has always been dangerous to put blind faith in human icons of any kind; not to mention, entirely unnecessary. The maxim that one “should never meet their heroes” is something far more people should take to heart when applying elevated status to political leaders in particular. Hero worship of a celebrity is unhealthy, but hero worship of a president can be truly dangerous.

Why? Because political power relies mostly on “human capital” — the number of people within a society that are willing to support or even fight for a particular change. Swaths of citizenry can be wielded by politicians with ill intent like a weapon to create the illusion of consensus and dramatic reversals in cultural principles. Read More

06.02.18- Democracy Is Fighting to Survive the Rise of Western Authoritarianism
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts


The European peoples whose governments were paid to sell out the sovereignty of their nations to the EU are experiencing great difficulties in being permitted to govern themselves.

As the result of Italians’ frustration with the self-serving elite who have ruled Italy for decades, the recent democratic elections in Italy brought to power two anti-establishment political parties, Five-Star and Lega (League), that have solid majorities in both houses. However, the Italian president, an operative for the EU, attempted to appoint the prime minister independently of the election results, tried to himself appoint a “technocratic cabinet” that would ignore the democratic outcome, and succeeded in blocking the anti-establishment winners of the election from forming a government for three months. Read More

06.01.18- Great Frauds Require Darkness
Theodore Butler


No doubt you’re aware of the massive fraud uncovered at Theranos, the high tech medical startup purported to be able to run any number of diagnostic tests from a single drop of blood. Theranos was a Silicon Valley upstart valued at $10 billion at its peak and headed by an attractive young woman modeled after the late Steve Jobs.  Theranos’ diagnostic machines didn’t work as advertised and the whole fraud, said to be the largest since Enron, was uncovered by a sharp and determined reporter at the Wall Street Journal. The reporter, John Carreyrou, was instrumental in the fraud’s demise. Read More

05.31.18- America’s Incredible Shrinking Influence: The Fall Of Empire Is Near
Dr. Ron Paul

Just two weeks after President Trump pulled the US from the Iran nuclear agreement, his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, issued 12 demands to Iran that could never be satisfied. Pompeo knew his demands would be impossible to meet. They were designed that way. Just like Austria-Hungary’s ultimatum to Serbia in July, 1914, that led to the beginning of World War I. And just like the impossible demands made of Milosevic in 1999 and of Saddam Hussein in 1991 and 2003, and so many other times when Washington wanted war. These impossible demands are tools of war rather than steps toward peace. Read More

05.30.18- Devin Nunes Calls For The ARREST Of Shadow Government Official, John Kerry
Mac Slavo

Devin Nunes,  the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee,  isn’t all that happy with deep state puppet John Kerry meddling in foreign policy.  Nunes has now called for the arrest of Kerry on charges of treason.

According to US law, (laws these same politicians write with no attempt to obey) no private citizen may meet with a foreign power to negotiate a deal. Since Kerry was working directly against US policy and is and trying to sabotage the elected government the charge of treason would apply, according to Steadfast and Loyal. Read More

05.29.18- Was the American Civil War
a "Civil War"?

Chris Calton

This is a question that will always be debated. For listeners of Historical Controversies , I have already given my personal answer to this question in the introductory episode to the third season . But the prominence of this debate, insignificant as it sometimes seems, compels me to put my answer in article form for those who may prefer such a format.

Is it a misnomer to refer to the American Civil War as a “civil war”?

What is a “Civil War”? Read More

05.28.18- What Memorial Day Do You Honor?
SARTRE

Many accounts will praise the sacrifices and deeds of those who fought in the American wars. Some versions will emotionally express their thanks and respect, while others will list their heroic actions. There is another viewpoint that seldom gets the attention that it deserves. Simply put, what is the true reason that all this blood was shed and the meaning of continued torment that follows, when the guns are silenced? Some will say, we just need to revere those who served. Others may dare to ask, why and what for? 

The most positive decision coming out of the last thirty years has significance that affects all of us. It honors those who served and those who supported each conflict. Not all may agree with this conclusion, but how many have ever thought it through? Read More

05.26.18- Weekend Rant: Our Economy Is Failing: If We Don’t Change How Money Is Created And Distributed We Change Nothing
Charles Hugh Smith

“profound structural changes have created a winner take most economy that favors the politically connected…” Here’s why it matters…

If we want to extend the opportunities for positive social roles to everyone, we have to change the way money is created and distributed in our economy. Read More

05.25.18- Creative Destruction: An Alternate View
Paul Craig Roberts

“Universal basic income (UBI) is so silly on its face,” begins reader Roger A, “even a middle school kid would at least know to ask, “What’s the catch?””

Yesterday’s reckoning on universal basic income drew a heavy mail… and we thank you for your participation.

Ron B said:

There are a lot of jobs that would not be done if UBI is adopted, and there will be serious problems eventually… UBI is a big, big, big mistake! Read More

05.24.18- You Think It’s All About Guns?
James Howard Kunstler

Is it possible that we Americans only pretend not to notice the conditions that produce an epidemic of school shootings, or is the public just too dumbed-down to connect the dots?

Look at the schools themselves. We called them “facilities” because they hardly qualify as buildings: sprawling, one-story, tilt-up, flat-roofed boxes isolated among the parking lagoons out on the six-lane highway strip, disconnected from anything civic, isolated archipelagoes where inchoate teenage emotion festers and rules while the few adults on the scene are regarded as impotent clowns representing a bewildering clown culture wrapped in a Potemkin economy that has nothing to offer young people except a lifetime of debt and “bullshit jobs” — to borrow a phrase from David Graeber. Read More

05.23.18- It’s not stagflation, but inflationary impoverishment
Alasdair MacLeod

It is a matter of personal interest that it was my uncle, Iain Macleod, who invented the term stagflation shortly before he was appointed shadow chancellor in 1965. It is no longer used in its original context. From Hansard (the official record of parliamentary debates) 17 November that year:

We now have the worst of both worlds —not just inflation on the one side or stagnation on the other, but both of them together. We have a sort of "stagflation" situation and history in modern terms is indeed being made. Read More

05.22.18- The complete timeline of FBI / Obama / Comey / Clinton collusion and treason
against Trump

Mike Adams

(Natural News) Over the last two years, you have been witnessing an attempted deep state coup against the United States of America, carried out by what can only be called an organized crime ring of treasonous criminals like Robert Mueller, James Comey, Loretta Lynch, John Brennan and Hillary Clinton.

Now, fearless independent journalism Sharyl Attkisson has put together a complete timeline of the deep state coup attempt against Trump, detailing the multiple layers of criminality, treason and lies that now characterize “the establishment.” Read More

05.21.18- GMO Geopolitics: Putin Confirms It
Joseph P. Farrell

For years I've been arguing that there is a GMO geopolitics going on in the world, as European and American agribusiness cartels - think only of IG Farbensanto, my nickname for the whole GMO-food control project, recently made a reality by German giant Bayer buying out American Monsanto (in cash!) - try to gain control of the world's food supply through patented seeds, and while other countries, Russia and India, have resisted. I've been arguing that Russia's growing stance against GMOs would position it as the world's biggest non-GMO food supplier. This article, shared by Mr. B., makes it abundantly clear that this is exactly what is in Mr. Putin's mind: Read More

05.19.18- Weekend Rant: 33 Years Ago, Frank Zappa Made Congress Look Like Fools With A Mind-Blowing Speech
Society of Rock

In 1985, Frank Zappa Proved That He Was A Verbal And Intellectual Force To Be Reckoned With!

Few things in life are certain. Death, taxes, messing with Frank Zappa’s music is a one way ticket to being shamed and exposed on national television, especially if you’re on a panel with other senate members. You know, the usual stuff! Read More

05.18.18- The Most Ingenious Invention In the History of Finance
Egon von Greyerz

We are now in the final stages of a journey which by future historians will be seen as unreal as Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Just like Alice called the “Mad Tea Party”, “the stupidest tea party she had ever been to”, the last 100 years could be called the Craziest Extravaganza in history. At the end of the story the Queen of Hearts shouts “Off with her head”. But Alice is not afraid and calls them all “A pack of cards” before she wakes up.

Although the story was written 150 years ago, had Alice dropped down the rabbit hole to the current fantasy world, she would have called the current kings and queens, aka government heads and central bankers, not a pack of cards but a giant house of cards. Read More

05.17.18- Global Elitists Are Not Human
Brandon Smith

It is often said that “other-izing” people overall can be dangerous and other-izing your enemies specifically can be tactically detrimental. For one, it can lead to a false sense of superiority over those people as you assert some kind of imagined genetic advantage. It can also lead to dangerous generalizations of vast groups as you categorize and pigeonhole millions as being exactly the same when this is rationally impossible. However, other-izing is perhaps the only option when faced with a very particular type of person embracing a very particular brand of ideology; other-izing can become a matter of survival.

I am of course talking about globalists. Read More

05.16.18- You Build A House. Israel Destroys It. You Raise A Child. Israel Kills Him.
Paul Craig Roberts

Chris Hedges, America’s Last Real Journalist, a profession now owned by propagandists hired by interest groups to tell their lies, gives us reason to think—Are Israelis God’s Chosen People or Satan’s Genocidal Racist Psychopaths?

There is little doubt that Israel has the most totally evil government that has ever existed on Earth. But before you hate every Jew, notice that the film, “Killing Gaza,” Hedges is describing that so exactly describes Israel’s crimes against humanity was made by two Jews. Read More

05.15.18- “Backing Up” Your Off-The-Grid Finances
Off the Grid News Staff

History shows financial meltdowns surprise most people. Do you have an off-the-grid backup plan in place, just in case?

Our Financial System is Wobbling 

One of the most critical systems that almost all of us rely upon is among the most complex and unreliable – the financial system.

News reports indicate that the financial networks are far more prone to breakdowns and malfunctions that most of us believe. To make matters worse some of the big banks seem to be preparing for the total failure or the current financial system. Read More

05.14.18- America Will Not Come Back
Betty Freauf

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, when he said America will not come back. He wrote:

The American dream ended on November 6th, 2012. The second term of Barack Obama has been the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind.” Read More

What Candace Owens Thinks
(How to create a mind)

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05.11.18- Ordering Google Pizza
Jeffrey Bennett

I received this earlier today, and at first I found it funny, but the more I got into it – I realized – it isn’t funny at all – it is what the world has come to – and it is a sickening place to be. And one asks why I am fed up with it all? nearly a quarter century of trying to awaken the people of this nation – and I realize that all I have done is lulled them to sleep. Apathy – is the correct word… or maybe it’s ‘pathetic.’ ~ J.B.

CALLER: Is this Gordon’s Pizza?

GOOGLE: No sir, it’s Google Pizza. 

CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry. Read More

05.10.18- Cultural-appropriation outrage shows people are desperate to be offended
Jonah Goldberg

I am very critical of China’s government. It’s corrupt, authoritarian and in some respects totalitarian. I have deep reservations about Chinese culture as well. The Chinese government bans sex-selective abortions — i.e., killing females in utero — but Chinese people still do it in staggering numbers. China also practices ethnic discrimination that would be instantly recognizable as a kind of Jim Crow or apartheid if the majority Han Chinese were white and minorities such as the Uighurs were black. I could go on, but you get the point

The reason I bring all of this up is that I want to be clear that my imminent praise for China is selective, even grudging. But you’ve got to hand it China. It has something we’re sorely missing today: civilizational confidence. Read More

05.09.18- We’re All Trespassers Now in the Face of the Government’s Land Grabs
John W. Whitehead

“No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.” — John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States

We have no real property rights.

Think about it. 

That house you live in, the car you drive, the small (or not so small) acreage of land that has been passed down through your family or that you scrimped and saved to acquire, whatever money you manage to keep in your bank account after the government and its cronies have taken their first and second and third cut…none of it is safe from the government’s greedy grasp. Read More

05.08.18- Which Hunt?
James Howard Kunstler

It was refreshing to read the response of Federal Judge T. S. Ellis III to a squad of prosecutors from Robert Mueller’s office who came into his Alexandria, Virginia, court to open the case against Paul Manafort, erstwhile Trump campaign manager, for money-laundering shenanigans dating as far back as 2005. Said response by the judge being:

“You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort’s bank fraud. You really care about getting information that Mr. Manafort can give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump and lead to his prosecution or impeachment or whatever.”  Read More

05.07.18- Full Faith and Credit
in Counterfeit Money

MN Gordon

A Useful Public Service

There are nooks and corners in every city where talk is cheap and scandal is honorable.  The Alley, in Downtown Los Angeles, is a magical place where shrewd entrepreneurs, shameless salesmen, and downright hucksters coexist in symbiotic disharmony.  Fakes, fugazis, and knock-offs galore, pack the roll-up storefronts with sparkle and shimmer. Several weeks ago, the LAPD seized $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics from 21 different Alley businesses.  Apparently, some of the bogus makeup products – which were packaged to look like trendy brands MAC, NARS, Kyle Cosmetics, and more – were found to contain human and animal excrement. Read More

05.05.18- Civil War 2.0: More Like 'French Revolution' Than Civil War I
James Howard Kunstler

The Horsefly Cometh

You can see where this Mueller thing is going: to the moment when the Golden Golem of Greatness finally swats down the political horsefly that has orbited his glittering brainpan for a whole year, and says, “There! It’s done.”

It suggests that Civil War Two will end up looking a whole lot more like the French Revolution than Civil War One...The latter unfurled as a solemn tragedy; the former as a Coen Brothers style opéra bouffe bloodbath. Read More

05.04.18- CounterThink with Mike Adams: Jon Rappoport Interview
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05.03.18- Dial T for Tyranny: While America Feuds, the Police State Shifts Into High Gear
John W. Whitehead

“Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.” — Professor Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Discourse in the Age of Show Business  Read More

05.02.18- King George III Would Have Loved Today’s Gun Control Movement
Bill Wirtz

The only “common sense gun control” that its advocates are eventually going to agree on is to take your guns away.

How do I know that? That’s exactly what they did in Europe.

Much has been said in recent week in the United States about “common sense gun control,” and not being a U.S resident is likely going to get me a great deal of vitriol. After all, it happens to be a regular occurrence that when Europeans comment on the American gun debate, they do so with a big deal of ignorance about both guns, gun culture, and the United States as a whole. A noticeable difference in history education between my American friends and myself was that we weren’t taught American independence as something fundamentally important, but as more of yet another lost war in European history.  Read More

05.01.18- It's Not One Side or the Other, It's the Whole Damn Thing
James Howard Kunstler

Swamp-O-Rama

What America might want to know right now is: how come Hillary Clinton doesn’t have any legal problems?

Why aren’t DOJ investigators examining the financial records of the Clinton FoundationYou would think somebody would want to find out how over $120 million of Russian “charitable donations” ended up on its ledgers around the time that Secretary of State HRC approved the Uranium One deal — compared to which, Bill Clinton’s $500,000 payment from a Russian bank for giving a speech around the same time just looks like walking-around money. Read More

04.30.18- Civil War Between Dark Side & Constitution Side
Kevin Shipp

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04.28.18- Gold 75 Million Bolivars – Will Happen In US$ And Euro Too
Egon von Greyerz

The coming hyperinflation will start slowly and few people will realise what is coming. But once the first real inflation signals are appearing, the process will speed up fast as the currency debasement accelerates.

Right now we are most probably seeing the first signs of inflation. The rising CRB index, together with rising oil, silver and interest rates are all telling us that inflation is coming. Initially, we will see a gradual increase but soon inflation will accelerate until we in the next few years reach hyperinflation. Read More

04.27.18- DEFICIT Is Deliberate - AMERICA Has Sold Out to CORPORATIONS!
Karl Denninger

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04.26.18- Is The U.S. Government Evil?
You Tell Me

John W. Whitehead

“The greatest evil is not now done … in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Is the U.S. government evil?

You tell me. Read More

04.25.18- COMMON LAW GRAND JURY: WE THE PEOPLE VS. HILLARY CLINTON
INDICTMENT UNSEALED
You Are Free TV

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04.24.18- Americans that don’t trust in God
trust in big government

Don Koenig

The central government our founders had in mind was a very limited one. They knew governments become tyrannical without checks and balances to control them. Our nation in many ways has departed from what are founders envisioned.

America was founded on Biblical concepts that are now denied by the state. Americans now give almost unlimited power to government and predictably tyrants are enslaving the people. It’s not just federal government either, take a look at California, New York and some other tyrannical state governments. The same can be said about some big city governments. Read More

04.23.18- Incest ~ it’s Incestuous
Timothy Clemmons

From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

A Grand Jury had been empaneled.

Governments from around the world had donated to the “Charity”.

Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “Donations” to the Clinton Foundation were declared.

Hmmm, now you would think that an honest investigator would be able to figure this out. Read More

04.21.18- Weekend Rant: Pink Floyd Frontman Leaks Email Exposing How White Helmets Recruit Celebs With Saudi Money
John Vibes

Earlier this week, The Free Thought Project reported that Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters stopped a concert in Barcelona to warn the crowd about pro-war propaganda that is coming from a group in Syria known as the White Helmets.

In the days since Waters has taken several interviews to further explain his views, the most interesting of which was with a group called the Grayzone Project, where exclusive Emails were featured, showing conversations between Waters’ team and representatives of the White Helmets. Read More

04.20.18- You have been warned: The civil war begins when Hillary Clinton gets indicted
Mike Adams

(Natural News) It’s important to recognize events that are likely to trigger the coming civil war. And by “civil war,” I mean a domestic, kinetic conflict between anti-American Leftists and pro-American patriots. In this case, “civil war” is not a political metaphor. I’m warning about actual kinetic conflict.

Finally, after years of cover-ups, the participants in the Clinton criminal cartel may be facing indictment and imprisonment. Earlier this week, lawmakers joined forces to send a criminal referral to the Dept. of Justice that recommends criminal investigations into James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Hillary Clinton, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe, all “swamp creatures” who have committed outrageous criminal acts against the people of America. Read More

04.19.18- Syrian Conflict Is A Distraction
From A Secret War

Brandon Smith

Back in March 2010 I published an article titled 'Will Globalists Trigger Yet Another World War?'under the pen name Giordano Bruno describing what I felt would be the most effective triggers for a new global conflict. In that article I pointed to Syria as the primary powder keg, followed in close second by Iran and Yemen. This was written well before the Syrian civil war was engineered by establishment interests. I focused on potential false flags that could be used as a rationale by the U.S. or Israel to invade the region, thereby giving Russia and China reason to retaliate, for the most part economically. Ultimately, this scenario would play out as a cover for the deliberate collapse of the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency. Read More

04.18.18- The Crisis Is Only In Its
Beginning Stages

Paul Craig Roberts

Many, including Russia’s President Putin, have asked why the US launched an illegal attack on Syria prior to the chemical weapons inspectors examining the site of the alleged chemical attack.

This popular question completely misses the point. The US attack on Syria is a clear and indisputable war crime against a sovereign country regardless of whether Syria used a chemical weapon in driving the Washington supported terrorists from Douma. No one acted to stop Washington’s war crime. Some of Washington’s vassals, such as Germany and Italy, refused to participate in Washington’s war crime, but no one attempted to block it. Read More

04.17.18- Sheeple: Why You Should
Feel Sorry For Them

Brandon Smith

It is often said there only two kinds of people in this world: those who know, and those who don’t. I would expand on this and say that there are actually three kinds of people: those who know, those who don’t know, and those who don’t care to know. Members of the last group are the kind of people I would characterize as “sheeple.”

Sheeple are members of a culture or society who are not necessarily oblivious to the reality of their surroundings; they may have been exposed to valuable truths on numerous occasions. However, when confronted with facts contrary to their conditioned viewpoint, they become aggressive and antagonistic in their behavior.  Read More

04.16.18- Two Sets Of Rules
Al Benson

It should be abundantly clear to most of us who inhabit this sinful world that, when it comes to real justice, mostly, there is “just us” and no one else to help. I have often watched Sean Hannity on Fox News refer to what we have in this country as a “two-tiered system of justice.” Mr. Hannity is right on target. That is exactly what we have–one set of rules for us ordinary peons and entirely another set for those who are the Elite–the Deep State, the Establishment, or whatever you choose to call them.

What we would be thrown in the slammer for they automatically get a “get out of jail card” for. They are not held to the same standards as we are. It’s almost like “We, because of our ‘eliteness’ deserve to be treated better than you great unwashed rabble, because, after all, we are special and the rest of you are so common.  Read More

04.14.18- Weekend Rant: How The 1960s Made Everything Worse
Richard M. Ebeling

Fifty years separate us, now, from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then soon-to-ending failed-presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America’s supposed domestic ills in the form of the “Great Society” programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam.

Both of these “wars” reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image.  Read More

04.13.18- Who Wants a War with Syria and Iran?
Philip Giraldi

There is a vast industry in the United States that wants a hot war with Syria and Iran as well as increased confrontation with Russia and China. It is appropriate to refer to it as an industry because it has many components and is largely driven by money, much of which itself comes from Wall Street and major corporations that profit from war related business. Some prefer to refer to this monster as the Military Industrial Complex, but since that phrase was coined by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1961, it has grown enormously, developing a political dimension that includes a majority of congressmen who are addicted to receiving a tithe from the profits from the war economy to finance their own campaigns, permitting them to stay in office indefinitely and retire comfortably to a lobbying position or corporate directorship. Read More

04.12.18- "It's Going To Get Very Unpleasant In The US At Some Point Soon"
Doug Casey

Everything that needs doing can and will be done by the market, by entrepreneurs who fill the needs of other people for a profit. The State is a dead hand that imposes itself on society. That belief makes me, of course, an anarchist.

People have a misconception about anarchists. That they’re these violent people, running around in black capes with little round bombs. This is nonsense. Of course there are violent anarchists. There are violent dentists. There are violent Christians. Violence, however, has nothing to do with anarchism. Anarchism is simply a belief that a ruler isn’t necessary, that society organizes itself, that individuals own themselves, and the State is actually counterproductive. Read More

04.11.18- We are in the Last Days before
all Hell breaks loose

Paul Craig Roberts

Last days of Pompey?  I was just there last week and I saw the future, not the past. To anyone watching the UN Security Council “debate” last night it is crystal clear we are in the last days before all hell breaks out. So, here we are at Judgment Day, and there surely will not be one soul out on Pennsylvania Avenue to raise an anti-war placard.

Gilbert Doctorow, a knowledgeable and cautious observer of Russia, who, unlike the US National Security Council, actually understands Russia, appears to have joined The Saker and me in our pessimistic evaluation of the likely outcome of Washington’s insane treatment of Russia, loading false accusation after false accusation on the Russian government. Read More

04.10.18- Finding the Needle of Truth in the Haystack of Lies
Larry LaBorde

What is truth?  I suppose that question has caused more than one person to sit and think for a while.  In today’s society we have more information at our fingertips than ever before.  The great libraries of the world cannot compare with the data available from a single smart phone.  But with so much data how do we determine truth.  

I read the other day about an internet service that could help with a bad internet profile.  For an example, if a picture got out over the internet that was less than flattering and was causing great concern they offered a service to fix the problem.  This service would flood the internet with good pictures of you and good stories so that when your name was searched the bad picture was hiding in a sea of other pictures. Read More

04.09.18- Currency Wars Erupt, We Have Reached the Point of No Return
Nathan McDonald

Now, with the increased rhetoric coming from the Trump administration, things have turned red hot. Shots are being fired back and forth on an almost daily basis.

President Trump has imposed numerous tariffs on Chinese goods entering the United States. The first was $50 billion worth of tariffs, to which China swiftly responded in kind, imposing $50 billion worth of their own tariffs on American imports such as soybeans and small aircrafts. Read More

04.07.18- Oceania, ‘Tis For Thee: The World of ‘1984’ Forming Now
Jeremiah Johnson

“Oceania” was a nation described in George Orwell’s “1984” as being comprised of Britain (called “Airstrip One,”) and the United States. There were two other superpowers, namely Eurasia and Eastasia. Other lands rich in resources were contested over, such as Africa and assumingly South America…lands never kept by any of three Super-states for any significant period. The “flux” in conquests was exactly what the MIC (Military Industrial Complex) of our time would have termed “necessary” to justify large expenditures: War as the focal purpose, rather than the exceptional event. Read More

04.06.18- Democrats Targeting Much More Than AR-15s In "Assault Weapons Ban" Bill -
They Want All Your Guns

Tim Brown

Yep, they want your hunting guns too, despite claims otherwise.  Oh, and they want your pistols, as well, despite claims otherwise.

We all know the Communist Democrats want a full ban on guns for the citizenry despite their claims otherwise.  Yep, they want your hunting guns too, despite claims otherwise. Oh, and they want your pistols, as well, despite claims otherwise. Read More

04.05.18- How To Recognize When Your Society Is Suffering A Dramatic Decline
Brandon Smith

When historians and analysts look at the factors surrounding the collapse of a society, they often focus on the larger events and indicators — the moments of infamy. However, I think it’s important to consider the reality that large scale societal decline is built upon a mixture of elements, prominent as well as small. Collapse is a process, not a singular event. It happens over time, not overnight. It is a spectrum of moments and terrible choices, set in motion in most cases by people in positions of power, but helped along by useful idiots among the masses. The decline of a nation or civilization requires the complicity of a host of saboteurs. Read More

04.04.18- The Problem With A State-Cartel Economy: Prices Rise, Wages Don't
Charles Hugh Smith

The vise will tighten until something breaks. It could be the currency, it could be the political status quo, it could be the credit/debt system–or all three.

The problem with an economy dominated by state-enforced cartels and quasi-monopolies is that prices rise (since cartels can push higher costs onto the consumer) but wages don’t (since cartels can either dominate local labor markets or engage in global wage arbitrage: offshore jobs, move to lower-wage states, etc.)

Think about the major expenses of the typical household: Internet, telephony, cable and other digital services: cartels. Airlines: cartel. Healthcare insurance, providers and Big Pharma: cartels. Defense weaponry: cartel. Higher education and student loans: cartels. Mortgages: cartel. And so on. Read More

04.03.18- The Tools Collectivists Use
To Gain Power

Brandon Smith

While many divisions within our society are arbitrary or engineered, there is one division that represents perhaps the most pervasive and important conflict of our time; the division between collectivists and individualists.

Now, people who do not understand the nature of collectivism will often argue that individualism and collectivism are not mutually exclusive because individuals require groups in order to survive and thrive. However, a “group” is not necessarily a collective.

For some reason the core fundamental of collectivism – the use of psychological coercion or physical force to compel participation – goes right over the heads of many skeptics. A group does not have to be collectivist. Any group can and should be voluntary. Collectivism is NOT voluntary. Therefore, collectivism and individualism are indeed mutually exclusive. Read More

04.02.18- Proof ‘local news’ is centrally controlled corporate propaganda
Hang the Bankers

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03.31.18- A Blueprint for Resistance: Jesus Christ vs. the Police State
John W. Whitehead

“In that dramatic scene on Calvary’s hill three men were crucified. We must never forget that all three were crucified for the same crime — the crime of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thus fell below their environment. The other, Jesus Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness, and thereby rose above his environment. Perhaps …the nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

Just as police states have arisen throughout history, there have also been individuals or groups of individuals who have risen up to challenge the injustices of their age. Read More

03.30.18- Inflation Into Falling Demand: US Consumer Is Tapped Out
Tyler Durden

Without the fake demand generated by QE, where, exactly, will US economic demand come from?

As inflation sets in, it does so in tandem with the worst possible counterparty: sharply flagging consumer demand. Stagflation, writ large. When nobody's buying stuff but prices are going up anyway, and the Fed is raising rates, you have the bleakest macro environment of them all. Read More

03.29.17- More Lies from the PresstitutesPaul Craig Roberts

The shameless liars that comprise the US media intentionally exaggerated the marchers against “gun violance” by four times the acutal number.

Why?

Why are the media presstitutes involved in advocacy of agendas and not in reporting factual news?

Recent polls show that a majority of Americans believe that gun ownership makes people safer. Americans do not believe that people should be denied safety because of an occasional nutcase or a staged shooting to advance the gun control agenda. Indeed, they wonder who is behind the gun control agenda. They wonder about the dumbshits who are protesting the Second Amendment instead of Washington’s rush into conflict with Russia. Read More

03.28.17- Macquarie: "This Is The End Of The Liberal Order... But At Least No Wars Yet"
Tyler Durden

One week after Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass wrote an op-ed in which he waved farewell to the world he helped create, saying "Goodbye, Liberal World Order." Then overnight, one of Wall Street's most original, if underappreciated analysts, Macquarie's Victor Shvets, gave his own unique take on this increasingly sensitive topic, injecting a dose of his unique pragmatism, in a note that one could say has a silver lining based on the title: "The end of liberal order: De-globalization drift; but no wars, yet." Unfortunately, in a world in which almost every analyst sounds increasingly as skeptical as this website has been for the past 9 years, that's as far as the optimism goes, as the following note reveals. Read More

03.27.18- The Future Is Uncertain And The End
Is Always Near

Jim Quinn

Yeah, keep your eyes on the road, your hand upon the wheel
Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel
Yeah, we’re goin’ to the Roadhouse
We’re gonna have a real
Good time

The Doors – Roadhouse Blues

Spending a week driving around a western state 1,700 miles from my stomping grounds in Pennsylvania provides a different perspective on the level of economic, social and political degradation impacting the country. With a daily commute along the crumbling, crummy, gridlocked deathtrap roadways into West Philadelphia, the squalor and decomposition of our civilization is self-evident. Read More

03.26.18- Hypersonic weapons and
your standard of living…?

Bill Holter

Do you believe there is any coincidence the Russians first, followed by the Chinese … announced “hypersonic weapons”? I ask this question for several reasons and will come to a conclusion at the end but for now, with the rollout of the “petro-yuan” set for March 26 is there any coincidence we find out about these weapons now?

We were even offered proof over the weekend of successful tests. If that were not enough, what heck is this? Please take the two minutes to watch the video, these are seasoned Navy pilots who sound like 15 year old boys seeing their first naked woman! The point being, they have never seen ANYTHING even close to this, no one has. What exactly did they see? Was it a UFO? Some sort of alien technology? Or, was it exactly what the Russians and Chinese have claimed? Read More

03.24.18- Feral Hogs and Drivers Licenses
Eric Peters

“Pinging” Us

It’s said the best way to corral a feral hog is by steps.

The first step is to put out a bucket full of feed and just let the hog eat. He gets used to the bucket appearing, full of food, at a given spot and at a given time. So he shows up at the given spot and time.

The next step is to put up a piece of fence. Just one piece. Behind the bucket of food. The hog is slightly suspicious, at first. He approaches the bucket warily. But he soon accepts the presence of the section of fence and goes on eating. Read More

03.23.17- Has Russia Had Enough?
Paul Craig Roberts

This morning I watched a briefing the Russian Foreign Ministry provided for the diplomatic community where international toxic substances experts presented information concerning the alleged nerve agent used in the alleged attack on Skripal and his daughter. This information has been known for some time, and none of it has been reported in the Western presstitute media. 

In the briefing the Russians once again relied on facts and existing agreements that govern the investigation of such events and asked why the British were demanding explanations from Russia when the British refuse to comply with established procedures and refuse to produce any evidence of what the British allege to have occurred. Read More

03.22.18- What underlies the Concerted Hate Campaign Against Russia...
Clive Maund

Russia has done nothing to deserve its appalling treatment by Western powers and their totally controlled and subservient media - the only thing Russia did was to move into the Crimea, an area smaller than the island of Taiwan, which suited the people there as most are Russian speaking, and the reason they did that was to protect their naval base at Sevastopol after the Western inspired coup in the Ukraine. Apart from that they have done nothing and reports that they are planning to take back parts of Eastern Europe are pure fantasy. Read More

03.21.18- The Irony of the Chinese Communist Party Pushing a U.S. Gun Ban
Joe Jarvis

Some people say that “No civilian should have military style weapons!”

Ironically they also criticize those who say gun ownership deters oppressive government. “Oh yea, your hunting rifle is going to stand up against the government’s tanks and bombs,” they laugh.

And yet, guerrilla warfare is extremely difficult to defeat.

Don’t get me wrong, I would not like to see the U.S. government get bad enough that a revolution is a serious option. Read More

03.20.18- 1984 Is Not The Future
Raúl Ilargi Meijer

The Guardian ran an article yesterday by one of its editors, David Shariatmadari, that both proves and disproves its own theme at the same time: “An Information Apocalypse Is Coming”. Now, I don’t fancy the term apocalypse in a setting like this, it feels too much like going for a cheap thrill, but since he used it, why not.

My first reaction to the headline, and the article, is: what do you mean it’s ‘coming’? Don’t you think we have such an apocalypse already, that we’re living it, we’re smack in the middle of such a thing? If you don’t think so, would that have anything to do with you working at a major newspaper? Or with your views of the world, political and other, that shape how you experience ‘information’? Read More

03.19.18- Half of Total US Government Assets Are...Student Loan Receivables?!
Jill Mislinski

Young liberal American, you might not consider yourself a true patriot, but when you take out a six-figure loan from the federal government for that Art History degree from NYU, you are helping to lay the very foundation of the federal balance sheet.

A jaw-dropping 49.8% of all federal assets are student loans. And if you think that over $1 trillion in debt is coming back to the government in full, think again. Over 11% of loans are "seriously delinquent" (over 90 days behind, in the debt industry's "kiss it goodbye" bin).  Read More

03.17.18- The Biggest Scam In United States History
Edward Griffin and Stefan Molyneux

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03.16.18- Obama DOJ Ordered 500,000 Fugitives Deleted From Background Check Database
Tyler Durden

The Obama administration ordered the removal of over 500,000 fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in late 2016, according to testimony from Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich.

Bowdich confirmed a November report from the Washington Post which set the figure at "tens of thousands," after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked him if more than 500,000 names were dropped from the database.  Read More

03.15.18- Why Gun Control is stupid, impossible, and un-American
Elite E Services

(GLOBALINTELHUB.COM - 3/14/2018) -- We have to chime in on the fake artificial 'gun control' debate.  As we explain in our book Splitting Pennies – the world is not as it seems.  Proponents of ‘gun control’ claim that if these shooters couldn’t get assault rifles they wouldn’t be able to become shooters.  Bollocks!  

First let’s speak practically.  Gun control in America is IMPOSSIBLE.  This is proven by the surge in Gun Sales every time there is talk of gun control.  What, the police will go knocking door to door and confiscate guns?  These liberal idealists never visited the south.  Chicago is not much better.  Read More

03.14.18- You Hate the State, But Do You Hate Politics? How Self Deception and Coalitions Affect Society
Shanu Athiparambath

Our ancestors weren’t nice people. They kept slaves, looked forward to wars and sent people to concentration camps. It is easy to dismiss them as moral retards, but that would be setting the bar way too low. Slavery is bad, war is violence, and sending people to concentration camps isn’t very nice. Blacks, Jews, and foreigners are not ambiguous classes of people, and violence is unambiguously wrong.

It takes no particular sophistication to see how cruel our ancestors were. But it takes remarkable insight to see such cruelty hidden in plain sight today.  Read More

03.13.18- A Texan in Ukraine to the American People - 'Overthrow Your Kleptocratic Oppressors!'
Russell "Texas" Bentley

You may not know it yet, but the world changed on March 1st, 2018, an old era was ended, and a new era begun. In very great part, the meaning of this new era is up to you.

On that historic day, Vladimir Putin revealed to the world that the US military is now obsolete, and no longer capable of "projecting power", committing war crimes, or intimidating and destroying smaller nations around the world. That day has ended forever, one way or another.  The US military is still completely capable of the mission it needs and deserves to do, which is to defend the territory and people of the United States of America. Read More

03.12.18- Why Democrats Would Lose the Second Civil War, Too
Kurt Schlichter

It’s obvious that the central tenet of the Democrat Party platform is now hatred and contempt for Normal Americans. Taking their cue from the elites in Europe and Canada who are stripping dissenters of their free speech rights and religious freedoms, the leftist elite is moving to solidify its hold on power here with the eager assistance of tech companies and the moral support of the Fredocons who yearn to return to pseudo-relevance as the ruling class’s slobberingly loyal opposition. In California, the leftist government is practically firing on Fort Sumter. And nationally, these aspiring fascists are especially eager to disarm Normal Americans – doing so would be an object lesson in who’s the boss, as well as solving that frustrating problem of the Normals having the ability to resist. Read More

03.10.18- Are The Social Media Giants Trying To Steal The 2018 Elections By Censoring Conservative Websites?
Michael Snyder

Nobody is disputing the fact that YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants are censoring conservative material.  In fact, this is probably the largest purge of conservative voices in the history of the Internet.  Obviously this is going to cause large numbers of people to stop using their platforms, so why would they do this?  Well, to some conservatives the answer is obvious.  These social media giants watched Donald Trump use their platforms extremely effectively in 2016, and many believe that they are absolutely determined to never let that happen again.  In fact, Mike Adams of Natural News is completely convinced that there is a concerted effort by these social media giants to steal the 2018 elections… Read More

03.09.18- Matt Taibbi Exposes The Sheer Absurdity Of The Ongoing Russian Witch Hunt
Tyler Durden

Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone has written perhaps the best summary of how absurd political discourse in the U.S. has become - as nonconforming opinions are now "blacklisted" over the manufactured specter of "red dawn" Putin puppets behind just about controversial topic.

"One of the first rules of a shunning campaign is that it doesn't have to make sense," Taibbi writes. "It just has to be what everyone's saying. Since most Americans went to high school, we tend to be instinctively familiar with the concept." Read More

03.08.18- Dictator for Life: The Rise of the American Imperial President
John W. Whitehead

“The presidency will survive. The real question is what leads American presidents into the imperial temptation. When the American presidency conceives itself as the appointed savior of a world in which mortal danger requires rapid and incessant deployment of men, weapons, and decisions behind a wall of secrecy, power rushes from Capitol Hill to the White House.”—Historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

I’m not a fan of Communist China. It’s a vicious totalitarian regime that routinely employs censorship, surveillance, and brutal police state tactics to intimidate its populace, maintain its power, and expand the largesse of its corporate elite. Read More

03.07.18- All I Am Offering Is The Truth
Paul Craig Roberts

This is my quarterly call for your support. Click donate on the homepage of www.paulcraigroberts.org and you will find several means by which to donate.

In the Western world day by day the domain of truth shrinks as does the ability to challenge official explanations. A number of alternative media Internet sites have lost their YouTube platform, and Twitter is censoring what can be posted and preventing access to accounts. Google makes truth-tellers harder to find. All the while official organizations, such as the Atlantic Council and the print and TV presstitutes continue to lie through their teeth. For example, in the face of complete and total evidence that the Russiagate claims are false that the Russian government hacked computers and helped Trump steal the presidential election, the false and orchestrated charge continues to be repeated as if it were proven fact, and the presstitutes continue to call for President Trump’s impeachment.Read More

03.06.18- How Far Can The Americans
Be Pushed?

Ghassan Kadi

Inspired by the Saker’s article regarding how far can the Russians be pushed, I ask,how far can the Americans be pushed, not specifically only in Syria, but in general?

In his article, the Saker articulated in his regular rational and captivating style, the issue of Russian patience, or should we say frustration, with America’s actions and inactions in Syria. And, as I was reading the article, I began to think about looking at the situation from the other side of the mirror in a tongue-in-cheek manner; looking at it from the American perspective. Read More

03.05.18- Republican Senator Warns 'War Of Biblical Proportions' May Be Unavoidable: 'If This Thing Starts, It's Going To Be One Of The Worst Catastrophic Events In The History Of Our Civilization'
Stefan Stanford

And Once Again, We Have Hillary To Blame!

While the march towards world war 3 had largely been eclipsed recently with the latest 'manufactured event' in Florida taking over the news cycle for 2+ weeks now, several new stories that have come out over the past several days remind us of Trend's Forecaster Gerald Celente's warning to the world: "When all else fails, they bring us to war". Read More

03.03.18- Weekend Rant:
End Times at the OD Corral

James Howard Kunstler

Personally, I believe that the plodding, implacable Robert Mueller, white knight of the Deep State, will flush the Golden Golem of Greatness out of office, probably on some sort of money-laundering rap having nothing to do with “Russian meddling.” Anderson Cooper will have a multiple orgasm. Rachel Maddow will don a yellow hard-hat and chain-saw a scale model of Mar-a-Lago to the glee of her worshippers. The #Resistance will dance in the streets. And then what?

I doubt that Mr. Trump will go gracefully. Rather he’ll dig in and fight even if it means fomenting a constitutional crisis. He’ll challenge Mr. Mueller on veering into matters unrelated to alleged Russian pranks in the 2016 election. He may well attempt the self-pardoning gambit. He will have a lot of support out in the Deplorable gloaming. Read More

03.02.18- Are Liberal Values To Blame For Mass Killings?
Tom Chatham

When we look at all of the mass shootings that take place today we need to ask a simple question. What has changed in the last thirty years that has caused mass shootings to become an epidemic? It was only a few generations ago that some boys took their rifle to school with them so they could go hunting after school. Fifty years ago it was much easier to get a gun than it is now. So why didn’t we have mass shootings back then like we do now? What has changed? Read More

03.02.28- The Slow Descent Into Reckless Hysteria – The Ends Justify the Means
Jesse's Café Américain

“To write the truth as I see it; to defend the weak against the strong; to fight for justice; and to seek, as best I can to bring healing perspectives to bear on the terrible hates and fears of mankind, in the hope of someday bringing about a world in which men and women will enjoy the differences of the human garden instead of killing each other over them.”  - I.F. Stone

I cannot believe some of the things that I am hearing on the mainstream media and reading on the internet these days. Well, shame on me if I am shocked, because I forecast that this was coming. A period of hysteria and a general disregard for reality follow on a long period of lies and corruption, like night follows day. First comes the loss of a regard for virtue of almost any sort, and then the embrace of the darkness. Read More

02.28.18- The Shooting At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School In Parkland Florida
Paul Craig Roberts

Readers have inquired about my silence about the Florida shooting on Valentine’s Day. The answer is that school shootings are not my expertise. Moreover, a country, such as the US, which no longer has an independent TV and print national media, is unable to find out and is dependent on the story told by authorities. Although it is probably impossible to find out what happened, independent Internet media makes it possible for a person willing to invest the time and effort, to arrive at a conclusion on their own. Here are some of the things to think about.

A Parkland FL Stoneman Douglas high school teacher says the school had been told there would be a code red drill. When he heard shooting, he assumed it was the drill. Read More

02.27.18- Kids: Then and Now
Fred Reed

OK, so why is the country falling apart? Specifically, why are kids blowing each other away? America has become a source of wonder the world over with its Colulmbines and hundreds and hundreds of dead in Chicago and Baltimore and its burning cities and riots. Other advanced countries don’t do these things. 

America didn’t either until recently. Why now? Something has changed, or some things. What? People under under forty have never seen the country when it was sane. Let me point out things that have changed, at risk of sounding like a boilerplate cadger: “By cracky, when I was a boy, we could amuse ourselves for hours with just a piece of string and a couple of sticks.” Let’s compare today with the Fifties and Sixties. I mean this as sociology, not nostalgisizing. Read More

02.26.18- Christanity and the Truth Movement: How Much Do They Coincide?
James Perloff

Sometimes I’m asked questions along these lines:

“I noticed you were on X’s podcast. How come X isn’t a Christian and, for that matter, doesn’t even express any kind of spirituality? How can X see all the evils of the New World Order and not get depressed, when X doesn’t even seem to have the hope that comes from a relationship with God?”

I know many Truthers, and while I would say that a majority are Christians (of various denominations), there are also some Muslims, some agnostics, some New Agers, and within the mix a few people who are outright hostile to Christianity. Read More

02.24.18- Weekend Rant: Why Does America Have a Second Amendment?
Jon Miltimore

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens says (again) it’s time to ditch the Second Amendment.

Mass shootings have become almost a regular occurrence in modern America.

Every few months, we watch the television reports in horror: a lone gunman descends on some location—a concert, school, church, or nightclub—and opens fire on a group of unarmed people. 

It has become customary for Americans to call on federal lawmakers to “do something” in the wake of these tragedies. Normally, this means some kind of modest gun control—mental health checks, new limits on magazine capacity, bans on “assault” rifles. Read More

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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