07.28.17- Why Free Speech Is In Serious Peril
In America
(And Not Just Because Of The Left)

Daniel Lang

If you asked most Americans whether or not they support free speech, the vast majority of them would say that they do. Even most Leftists would probably tell you that they support free speech, but in the same breath they would admit that it should have some limitations.

And that’s precisely the problem with Americans these days. They claim that they support the freedom to say whatever they want, but when asked how they feel about specific examples of speech that they don’t like, it’s obvious that they don’t actually believe in free speech. And though the Left is catching the most flak for being anti-free speech these days, it’s a problem on both sides of the political aisle. Read More

07.27.17- Armageddon Is Two and One-half Minutes Away
Paul Craig Roberts

Are you ready to die? You and I are going to die and not from old age, because our fellow Americans are so stupid, ignorant, and brainwashed that they believe the lies that are leading us to our certain destruction. This is what the Atomic Scientists tell us. And they are right.

Can you comprehend the absurdity? President Trump is under full-scale attack from the military/security complex, the US presstitute media, the Democratic Party, and from many Republicans, such as Republican Senator from South Carolina Lindsey Graham and Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain simply because President Trump wants to reduce the dangerous tensions between the two major nuclear powers. Read More

07.26.17- Something Big, Bad And Ugly Is Taking Place In The U.S. Retirement Market
Steve St Angelo

While the highly inflated value of the U.S. Retirement Market reached a new high this year, something is seriously wrong when we look behind the scenes.  Of course, Americans have no idea that the U.S. Retirement Market is only a few steps from falling off the cliff, because their eyes are focused on the shiny spinning roulette wheel called the Wall Street Stock Market.

Yes, everyone continues to place their bets, hoping and praying that they will win it big, so they can retire in style.  Unfortunately, American gamblers at the casino have no idea that the HOUSE is out of money.  The only thing remaining in their backroom vaults is a small stash of cash and a bunch of IOU’s and debts. Read More

07.25.17- The Value of Everything
Jame Howard Kunstler

America 2017 = France 1789

We are looking more and more like France on the eve of its revolution in 1789. Our classes are distributed differently, but the inequity is just as sharp. America’s “aristocracy,” once based strictly on bank accounts, acts increasingly hereditary as the vapid offspring and relations of “stars” (in politics, showbiz, business, and the arts) assert their prerogatives to fame, power, and riches - think the voters didn’t grok the sinister import of Hillary’s “it’s my turn” message? Read More

07.24.17- How the Elites Betrayed
Working-Class America

Bill Bonner

Win-win deals get people more of what they want. Win-lose deals – usually imposed by government – bring them less. The few (the insiders) use government to exploit the many (the rest of us).

Win-lose deals also depress economic progress for everybody. Partly, this happens for an obvious reason.

Dropping the atom bomb on Hiroshima was a technical milestone, but not the kind of progress we’re talking about. Progress only makes sense if it means that people are able to get more of what they want. Read More

07.22.17- Meow
James Howard Kunstler

For all his blunders and stumbles in his first half-year as President (cough cough), Donald Trump seems to have more lives than Schrödinger’s Cat. Or maybe it just seems that way. Or maybe he isn’t really there at all (like the news these days). Maybe Trump only represents one comic probability in an infinite number of universes of probability, both comic and tragic. I begin to understand why the folks in Hollywood are having a whack attack over the chief executive: you can’t storyboard this bitch; it’s like leaving The Three Stooges on their own in a sound stage to re-make Gone With the Wind. Read More

07.21.17- We Need To Pass ‘Stand Your Ground’ In Every State, Abolish The BATFE,
and Repeal the Major Federal Gun Laws

Michael Snyder

Throughout history, dictators and tyrants have always wanted to take guns away from the people. Hitler confiscated guns once he took power in Germany, Stalin confiscated guns in Soviet Russia, and Mao confiscated guns when the communists took power in China. An armed population is one of the cornerstones of a free society, and our founders understood this very well. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t seem to understand the Second Amendment in our day and time. The following is what the Second Amendment actually says… Read More

07.21.17- We Need To Pass ‘Stand Your Ground’ In Every State, Abolish The BATFE,
and Repeal the Major Federal Gun Laws

Michael Snyder

Throughout history, dictators and tyrants have always wanted to take guns away from the people. Hitler confiscated guns once he took power in Germany, Stalin confiscated guns in Soviet Russia, and Mao confiscated guns when the communists took power in China. An armed population is one of the cornerstones of a free society, and our founders understood this very well. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t seem to understand the Second Amendment in our day and time. The following is what the Second Amendment actually says… Read More

07.20.17- Warning: The Fed Is Preparing to Crash the System Again
Graham Summers

Very few investors caught on to it, but a few weeks ago the Fed made its single largest announcement in eight years.

First let me provide some context. For eight years now, the Fed has propped up the stock market. In terms of formal monetary policy the Fed has:

·Kept interest rates at ZERO for seven years making money virtually free and forcing investors into stocks and junk bonds in search of yield.

·Engaged in over $3.5 TRILLION in Quantitative Easing or QE, providing an amount of liquidity to the US financial system that is greater than the GDP of Germany. Read More

07.19.17- How Governments Can Kill Cash
James Rickards

The global elites are using negative interest rates to do the same thing as inflation — make your money disappear. One way to avoid negative interest rates is to go to physical cash. In order to prevent that option, the elites have launched a war on cash.

The war on cash has two main thrusts. The first is to make it difficult to obtain cash in the first place. U.S. banks will report anyone taking more than $3,000 in cash as engaging in a “suspicious activity” using Treasury Form SAR (Suspicious Activity Report).

The second thrust is to eliminate large-denomination banknotes. The U.S. got rid of its $500 note in 1969, and the $100 note has lost 85% of its purchasing power since then. With a little more inflation, the $100 bill will be reduced to chump change. Read More

07.18.17- Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead
Mac Slavo

The mainstream media’s silence over Klaus Eberwein’s death is deafening.

Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week.

He has been found dead in Miami at the age of 50.

The circumstances surrounding Eberwein’s death are also nothing less than unpalatable. According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head.“ Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide” by the government. But not long before his death, he acknowledged that his life was in danger because he was outspoken on the criminal activities of the Clinton Foundation. Read More

07.17.17- Is It Time To Think And Act Differently On North Korea?
George Koo

North Korea’s latest test of a missile with a range capable of threatening American cities has left the Trump Administration somewhere between wishful thinking and a hard place. Too bad neither represents a realistic resolution of the conundrum.

The easy way out, for the US at least, is to “let China do it.” President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley have in unison chanted the same basic mantra: The problem would be solved if China would apply more pressure on North Korea. Read More

07.15.17- Retired Green Beret Warns: “There Could Be A Nuclear Strike Against The United States Coming Soon”
Jeremiah Johnson

For approximately the past five years, the Mainstream Media (MSM) and the Obama-administration supported research “think-tanks” for monitoring the North Korean situation have had a field day.  They consistently (along with the brain-dead public’s crowds of naysayers) and intentionally understated the capabilities of North Korea.  The experts in the field (such as Dr. Peter V. Pry, Admiral Bill Gortney, General Curtis Scapparotti) have not been able to be denied; however, they have been marginalized and made to seem to be “in conflict” with the prevailing, majority “view.”  The “tyranny of the majority,” in this case, was needed to accomplish the objectives of the Obama administration: appear to be “strong” on sanctions, and “aloof” with diplomacy. Read More

07.14.17- Trump's Ultimatum with China
Jim Rickards

[Ed. Note: Jim Rickards’ latest New York Times bestseller, The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis, is out now. Learn how to get your free copy – HERE. This vital book transcends rhetoric from the G20 Summit to prepare you for what you should be watching now.]

The Mar-a-Lago meetings between President Trump and Chinese President Xi have now brought geopolitical, economic, financial and other issues all to a convergence.

The worlds of defense and diplomacy are now converging on global capital markets — stocks, bonds, derivatives, commodities, currencies, gold, etc. Read More

07.13.17- Gold And Silver: Legal Weapons Against The Deep State
Dave Kranzler

  • Question:  Why do Central Banks and Governments hate gold?
  • Answer:  Because they can’t print it

“An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense – perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire – that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other.”  – Alan Greenspan, “Gold and Economic Freedom” Read More

07.12.17- How to Save Our Nation & Our Lives Before It's Too Late
Catherine Austin Fitts

Former US Assistant Housing Secretary and Publisher of the Solari Report Catherine Austin Fitts joins me to discuss the TRILLIONS of dollars missing from the coffers of the DOD, NASA and HUD.

Catherine says that the same forces the have looted our nation are also interested in destroying the US Constitution. Fitts explains:

The people who run this country want to implement slavery. They believe in slavery. They practice slavery. They will chip you. They will take your kids and use them for pedophilia, they will try to make pedophilia legal.Read More

07.11.17- Freedom Is Not Necessarily The Absence Of Tyranny
Brandon Smith

Is it true that freedom is an overly idealized concept? Perhaps, but it is one of the few concepts worthy of idealization. It is so worthy, that it is worth dying for.

Since the dawn of recorded history human beings have fought and sacrificed to attain freedom. It is an inherent psychological construct. It is a principle that is rooted not only in the mind of man, but his spirit or soul. Scientists in the realm of the mind have struggled for generations to understand where it comes from — others have sought to dismiss it as a fanciful notion or societal construct. Nihilists claim it doesn't really exist, while other people center their lives on the proliferation of it. Read More

07.10.17- First Public Pensions, Now Private Pensions Are Falling Apart Too
Birch Gold Group

The pension crisis in America is speeding up. We’ve seen several public pensions fail in the past year, and a landmark court decision has allowed public pensions to slash benefits for the first time in history. Now, private pensions are buckling as well.

This isn’t just bad news for pension holders. Anyone’s retirement savings could be affected by these latest developments, young or old.

The First Domino: Public Pensions

After floundering for years, public pensions started collapsing in a big way after our last major crisis. Read More

07.08.17- Putin’s Assessment of Trump at the G-20 Will Determine Our Future
Paul Craig Roberts

The backdrops to the Putin/Trump meeting are the aspirations of Israel and the neoconservatives. It is these aspirations that drive US foreign policy.

What is Syria about? Why is Washington so focused on overthrowing the elected president of Syria? What explains the sudden 21st century appearance of “the Muslim threat”? How is Washington’s preoccupation with “the Muslim threat” consistent with Washington’s wars against Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad, leaders who suppressed jihadism? What explains the sudden appearance of “the Russian threat” which has been hyped into dangerous Russophobia without any basis in fact? Read More

07.07.17- Weekend Rant: A War On Globalism
Michael Snyder

Have you ever wondered why Donald Trump is so deeply hated by the elite? It isn’t because he is a Republican. In fact, there are lots of Republicans out there that the elite absolutely love. The truth is that the reason the elite have such deep animosity toward Trump is because he is fighting their globalist agenda. When Trump talks about a border wall or a travel ban, the elite hate that because they ultimately want a world where national borders have been made meaningless. And when Trump talks about tearing up trade agreements that really freaks them out because they have been working very hard to try to merge the economies of the planet into a single global economic system. Worst of all for the globalists was when Trump pulled out of the Paris climate agreement. For decades the elite have been using such international agreements to impose their values on the entire planet, and now the leader of the most powerful nation in the world is standing up to them. Read More

07.06.17- How “Nothing to Hide” Leads to “Nowhere to Hide”
Daily Bell Staff

Would you allow a government official into your bedroom on your honeymoon? Or let your mother-in-law hear and record every conversation that takes place in your home or car – especially disagreements with your husband or wife? Would you let a stranger sit in on your children’s playdates so that he could better understand how to entice them with candy or a doll?

Guess what? If you bring your phone with you everywhere, or engage with a whole-house robo helper such as Alexa or Echo or Siri or Google, you’re opening up every aspect of your life to government officials, snooping (possibly criminal) hackers, and advertisers targeting you, your spouse and your children. Read More

07.05.17- They Got What They Wanted
Ron Paul

Independence Day 2017 finds Americans celebrating freedoms they no longer have.

Maybe it was the proposal at work you knew was wrong, but didn’t fight. Maybe it was the argument on principle you knew you had to have, but avoided to keep an unsatisfactory peace. Maybe it was the jerk who berated and humiliated a store clerk who wasn’t at fault, and you didn’t challenge him. Battles that were never fought—surrender and capitulation without resistance. A handful, the scrupulously honest with themselves, identify the ensuing inner darkness, that collapsing sensation, as self-betrayal, breeching personal standards of right and wrong. Read More

07.04.17- The Second American Independence Day that Almost Was
Thomas DiLorenzo

“Whether we remain in one confederacy, or form into Atlantic and Mississippi confederacies, I believe not very important to the happiness of either part.  Those of the western confederacy will be as much our children & descendants as those of the eastern, and I feel myself as much identified with that country, in future time, as with this; and did I now foresee a separation at some future day, yet I should feel the duty & the desire to promote the western interests as zealously as the eastern, doing all the good for both portions of our future family which should fall within my power.” –Letter from President Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Joseph Priestly, Jan. 29, 1804 Read More

07.03.17- 9/11 Simplified
James Perloff

Yes, Virginia, there really were hijackers on the 9/11 planes—but not the ones we were told

This post is not intended to be taken dogmatically; I do not insist that its conclusions are correct; they are just presented for consideration.

In this post, though they have already been much discussed and debated within alternative media, I’ll address three major components of the 9/11 controversy: (1) what brought down the Twin Towers; (2) what initially struck the Towers; and (3) what happened to the original planes and passengers. Read More

07.01.17- US: New Sanctions Against North Korea Target China, Too
Stratfor

The US Department of the Treasury unveiled new sanctions June 29 targeting Chinese entities allegedly acting as fronts for North Korean interests, including the Dalian Global Unity Shipping Company and two Chinese nationals. Most notably, the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a proposal to bar US institutions from transacting with the Chinese-run Bank of Dandong, which it accuses of carrying out money laundering for the North Korean government. This would require a two-month comment period before going into effect. Read More

06.30.17- War With Russia? The Russians Announce Any U.S. Warplanes Flying Over Syria Will Be Treated As ‘Targets’
Michael Snyder

Is the escalating conflict in Syria setting the stage for World War III with Russia?

On Sunday, a U.S. Navy F-18 shot down a Syrian Army SU-22 near Raqqa. This represents a major escalation by U.S. forces, because this is the very first time that the U.S. military has shot down a Syrian warplane since the civil war began back in 2011. Needless to say, the Russians were not pleased by this at all. In fact, according to the Independent the Russians have just announced that all U.S. warplanes flying over Syria will now be treated as “targets” by the Russian military… Read More

06.29.17- The Most Dangerous Fake News of All is Peddled by the Corporate Media
Michael Krieger

This is not the sort of thing you see in a confident, brave, and civilized nation, it’s the sort of stuff you’d expect to see toward the end. It’s the stuff of craven war-mongers, of dishonest cowards, of a totally deranged and very dangerous media. The signs are everywhere; imperial decline is set to accelerate rapidly in the coming years.

Fake news, propaganda and garbage information is everywhere and I’m not going to pretend otherwise. That being said, the key thing to understand is fake news from obscure websites you’ve never heard of is not what represents the real, danger of rampant dishonest information. Read More

06.28.17- The Ultimate Regulatory Reform: Abolish Fractional Reserve Banking!
Antonius Aquinas

The Trump Administration has presented the first part of its plan to overhaul a number of Wall Street financial regulations, many of which were enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.  The report is in response to Executive Order 13772 in which the US Treasury Department is to provide findings “examining the United States’ financial regulatory system and detailing executive actions and regulatory changes that can be immediately undertaken to provide much-needed relief.”* Read More

06.27.17- How New Hampshire is Fighting for Independence
Joe Jarvis

New Hampshire is in an abusive relationship, according to Carla Gericke, the President of Foundation for New Hampshire Independence. The Uncle Sam won’t let New Hampshire leave; he arrests the citizens for victimless crimes, he overrides the legislature for policy and regulation, and he takes her money.

The state is a net payer of federal taxes, meaning they pay more federal taxes than they get back. When it comes to education alone, New Hampshire gets 30 cents on every dollar back. If the government is meant to be for and by the people, keeping that money local is a step in the right direction towards a more responsive government tailored to the people is serves. Read More

06.26.17- How the Government Conditions Citizens to Obey
The Daily Bell Staff

Can you count how many ways the government manipulates people to be the type of citizen they can easily control?

I think that would be impossible to come up with an actual number when every facet of government is dedicated to shaping the citizen in ways contrary to his or her nature.

It ranges from tax credits for having kids to increased welfare for being a single mom; from subsidies for growing corn to mandates to eradicate invasive species. The government is changing citizens’ behavior with incentives and disincentives, which destroys the natural spontaneous order society would otherwise fall into. Read More

06.24.17- Pope Francis and Angela Merkel: Enemies of European Civilization
Antonius Aquinas

Two of Europe’s greatest contemporary enemies recently got together to compare notes and discuss how they were going to further undermine and destabilize what remains of the Continent’s civilization.  Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on June 17, in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace to discuss the issues which will be raised at a Group of 20 summit meeting in Hamburg, from July 7-8.

The Vatican said that Frau Merkel and the Pope discussed “the need for the international community to combat poverty, hunger, terrorism and climate change. Read More

06.23.17- The U.S. Economy is a Perverted, Neo-Feudal, Rent-Seeking Abomination
Michael Krieger

The banker bailouts of the 2008/09 period changed my life forever. I was working on Wall Street at the time, and the way in which the government rallied around the financial institutions that torched the world and left its victims in the dust threw my entire delusional worldview into disarray. Prior to that, I had bought into the absurd assumption that I was financially successful at a young age primarily because I was hard-working and talented. The ensuing bailouts and the government’s emphasis on obsessively rescuing some of the most degenerate people in our society made me realize once and for all how completely rigged and sleazy the U.S. economy really is. As you might expect, it only got worse under Obama’s oligarch-coddling policies and will surely continue to deteriorate under Trump (Goldman Sachs is not your friend). Read More

06.22.17- Coming Apart:
The Imperial City At The Brink

Raúl Ilargi Meijer

The Conflicts Forum, directed by former British diplomat and MI6 ‘ranking figure’ Alastair Crooke, sent me another unpublished article by Alastair and asked if the Automatic Earth would publish it. But of course. Previous articles by Alastair published here are: ‘End of Growth’ Sparks Wide Discontent in October 2016, Obstacles to Trump’s ‘Growth’ Plans in November 2016 and What is this ‘Crisis’ of Modernity? in January 2017. Read More

06.21.17- College Students 'Think Freedom is Not a Big Deal'
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06.20.17- ‘When I say cut taxes, I don’t mean fiddle with the code. I mean abolish the income tax and the IRS, and replace them with nothing’
Michael Snyder

The quote in the headline comes from Ron Paul, and it should be the goal of every conservative lawmaker in the entire country.  When professional politicians tell you that they are in favor of reforming the tax code or reducing taxes a little bit, essentially what they are telling you is that they are perfectly fine with the status quo.  They may want to tweak things slightly, but in general they are content with big taxes, big spending and big government.  I spent an entire year getting a Master of Laws in Taxation at the University of Florida Law School, and in my opinion the best thing that Congress could do to the tax code would be to run it through a shredder and put it in a dumpster. Read More

06.19.17- Orange Is the New Black (Swan)
David Stockman

Black swans are supposedly unexpected, stealthy and come of a sudden. But not this one — it is bright orange, and in your face day and night.

I refer to the Donald, of course, and the fact that he is truly the Great Disrupter.

He is not only impetuous, mercurial, undisciplined and unpredictable. But for reasons I will elaborate below, totally clueless about how to manage his presidency or cope with the circling long knives of the Deep State which are hell bent on removing him from office. Read More

06.17.17- Derangement And Danger On The Potomac
David Stockman

The horrific shooting spree on the practice field of the GOP’s congressional baseball team happened early in the morning, but it was hardly the end of Wednesday’s madness on the Potomac.

As it happened, the former was apparently another random eruption by of one of America’s sicko lone wolves—a wretch in the same league as South Carolina church killer, Dylann Roof. Notwithstanding that the latter had littered the nether regions of the internet with racist rantings while the former was apparently a prolific Never Trumper left-winger, neither represented a real threat to the nation’s equanimity—even if they did bring a savage rain of violence to bear on those unfortunate dozens caught in their immediate line of fire. Read More

06.16.17- Precious Metals & The Block Chain,
A Game Changer?

David Morgan

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06.15.17- You won’t believe this stupid new law against Cash and Bitcoin
Simon Black

This one is almost too ridiculous to believe.

Recently a new bill was introduced on the floor of the US Senate entitled, pleasantly,

“Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017.”

You can probably already guess its contents. Cash is evil. Bitcoin is evil.

Now they’ve gone so far to include prepaid mobile phones, retail gift vouchers, or even electronic coupons. Evil, evil, and evil.

These people are certifiably insane. Read More

06.14.17- Warning: EPA Fighting to Keep Water Fluoridated
Daily Bell

Why does it seem like the one time you want the government to do something, they aren’t interested?

Supposedly, the EPA exists in part to protect public health. So you might think they would want to get harmful chemicals out of the drinking supply, or at very least, prevent them from being added.

Yet despite mountains of evidence that fluoride is not only ineffective at preventing tooth decay when ingested but actually harmful to the human body, the EPA is still fighting to propagate public poisoning. Read More

06.13.17- This Is Why the FDA
Shouldn't Regulate Anything

Christina Sarich

“New dietary ingredients” are the government’s code phrase for supplements, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to prohibit your access to all-natural, health-supporting herbs and food ingredients which have been used as medicine for centuries.

These “new dietary ingredients” aren’t new, despite the FDA’s lingo. They’ve been tested over time by award-winning chemists, doctors, indigenous healers, and lay people alike. So, why is the FDA tying to regulate the supplement industry with such renewed vigor? Read More

06.12.17- Social Security + Gold
Zach Scheidt

You’re being lied to…

That’s the sad fact when it comes to government data on inflation.

The phrase “lies, damned lies, and statistics” may have been popularized by Mark Twain, but the concept is still every bit as vibrant when it comes to current economic measurements.

Unfortunately, those “damned lies and statistics” are likely cutting into the retirement payments you currently receive, or expect to receive in the future… Read More

06.10.17- Weekend Rant: Inflation... Is It the Disease or the Symptom?
Frank Shostak

According to Ludwig von Mises,

Inflation, as this term was always used everywhere and especially in this country, means increasing the quantity of money and bank notes in circulation and the quantity of bank deposits subject to check. But people today use the term `inflation' to refer to the phenomenon that is an inevitable consequence of inflation, that is the tendency of all prices and wage rates to rise. The result of this deplorable confusion is that there is no term left to signify the cause of this rise in prices and wages. There is no longer any word available to signify the phenomenon that has been, up to now, called inflation. Read More

06.09.17- Without Glass-Steagall America Will Fail
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

For 66 years the Glass-Steagall act reduced the risks in the banking system. Eight years after the act was repealed, the banking system blew up threatening the international economy. US taxpayers were forced to come up with $750 billion dollars, a sum much larger than the Pentagon’s budget, in order to bail out the banks. This huge sum was insufficient to do the job. The Federal Reserve had to step in and expand its balance sheet by $4 trillion in order to protect the solvency of banks declared “too big to fail.” Read More

06.08.17- Your Baby’s Share of the National Debt
Dr. Tom Barrett

Think how terrible you would feel if your obstetrician told you your new baby had a birth defect that he or she would have to live with for life. As terrible as that would be, it only happens to a tiny fraction of children born in America.

But believe it or not, EVERY baby born in 2016 inherited a terrible burden they will bear for life. If your baby was born in 2016, he or she already owed $42,537 of the National Debt. By the time they turn 18, their share of the National Debt will be $68,454. And when they are 34 they will owe $116,904. Read More

06.07.17- Breaking: A Hillary Conviction Is Being Offered Up In Deal Between Deep State and Trump
Dave Hodges

They say that little things come in small packages. This will be one of the most concise and condensed articles that I have ever written. However, it may prove to be one of the most important I have written, since I broke the Benghazi mutiny story almost 5 years ago.

Obviously, Hillary did not become President. However, she is going to jail for her actions in pursuit of the office.

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06.06.17- Twilight of the Courts: The Elusive Search for Justice in the American Police State
John W. Whitehead

“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”—Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

We have entered a new regime and it’s called the American police state. Read More

06.05.17- Washington’s Empire Is Not Unraveling
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The military/security complex spent seven decades building its empire. The complex assassinated one American president (JFK) who threatened the empire and drove another (Richard Nixon) out of office. The complex does not tolerate the election of politicians in Europe who might not follow Washington’s line on foreign and economic policy.

Suddenly, according to the Western and even Russian media, the complex is going to let one man, Trump, who does not rule America, and one woman, Merkel, who does not rule Germany, destroy its empire. Read More

06.03.17- The Bilderberg Daemons of 2017
Katherine Frisk

If you have been following the saga of daemon Deutche bank in the last few years, you are fully cognizant of the fact that this bank has been involved in criminal activity.

Money laundering for narcotics, human traffickers and organ harvesters; currency manipulation and gold price rigging are only a few of the items on their menu. Include the flooding of refugees onto the EU and money laundering for Gulf State billionaires who are funding Islamic State terrorism under its various franchises. Read More

06.02.17- Why The Seth Rich "Investigation" Should Terrify Everyone
Black Pilled

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06.01.17- Globalists Are Building An Army Of Millennials To Destroy Sovereignty
Brandon Smith

Back in October of 2016 I covered an issue which I have been very concerned with for over a year now. In an article titled Global Elites Are Getting Ready To Blame You For The Coming Financial Crash, I outlined the basis for my belief that Donald Trump would win the U.S. election and why the U.K. Brexit was allowed to meet with success. Here is a quote from that article to give you a general sense of my position:

“I argue that the Trump tapes will be forgotten in a week and that they have no bearing whatsoever on the election. They are nothing more than bread and circus. Beyond the fact that really, almost no one cares what Trump said a decade ago. I argue that this election has already been decided. I argue that the globalists want Trump in office, just as they wanted the passage of the Brexit. Read More

05.31.17- The Lessons of Sgt. Pepper’s 50 Years Later: Stop Fighting One Another and
Focus on the Real Enemy

John W. Whitehead

“Count me out if it’s for violence. Don’t expect me at barricades unless it is with flowers…. What’s the point of bombing Wall Street? If you want to change the system, it’s no good shooting people.”—John Lennon

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Read More

05.30.17- Short Victorious War: US President's Magic Wand To Wave In A Pinch
Andrei Akulov

Putting together the bits of information coming from various sources leads to the conclusion that a US pre-emptive strike against North Korea is a possibility that may turn into reality pretty soon. Everyone knows it’s fraught with implications and nobody wants it but there is a good reason to believe it’s coming closer.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country. It took place after Pyongyang conducted a second missile test within a week, sending a medium-range ballistic missile into the waters off its east coast on May 21. North Korea said the test was a success and the weapon could now be mass-produced. Read More

05.29.17- Less Government. More Freedom.
Michael Snyder

What would America look like today if the dream of our Founding Fathers of a limited central government had actually been realized? We have become so accustomed to big government that many of us simply assume that this is the only way that things can be done. But the truth is that things don’t have to be this way. We can have the kind of very limited federal government that our forefathers originally intended, but it is going to take a great deal of education and an enormous amount of political engagement in order to get there. On this Memorial Day, we will remember those that have died for our country, but let it also be a call to action. In every generation, Americans have had to stand up to defend the cause of liberty and freedom, and it will be no different in our generation. Just like during the Revolutionary War, there is no guarantee that we will be able to save America. Read More

05.27.17- The Fundamental Truths of Our Time
Kevin Scott King

We are All deeply deceived, and live in a time of universal and mass deception.

That the purpose of deception is Thought Control, and therefor since we live in a time of Mass Deception thus we are all thoroughly thought controlled. All of us, and for our entire lives.

That the purpose of thought control is enslavement. And since we are ALL completely deceived, and thus absolutely thought controlled, therefor we are all completely enslaved. Read More

05.26.17- These Powder Kegs Are About To Blow: “Trump Needs To Halt The Downward Spiral That Obama Orchestrated”
Jeremiah Johnson

President Trump just took a trip to Saudi Arabia in an effort to obsequiously “shore up” the ties.  Expected.  It is expected for any U.S. president to “recertify” the Petrodollar and the commitments to protect the House of Saud that were initiated by Kissinger and Nixon almost five decades ago.  Times change, and administrations change; however, the systems in place are very slow and resistant to modification.  The BRIC nations are shoring up their interests as the U.S. continues to send more naval “support” for South Korea in the form of another aircraft carrier. Read More

05.25.17- JFK at 100
Dr Paul Craig Roberts

This Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017, is the 100th birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.

JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963, as he approached the end of his third year in office. Researchers who spent years studying the evidence have concluded that President Kennedy was assassinated by a conspiracy between the CIA, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secret Service. (See, for example, JFK and the Unspeakable by James W. Douglass) Read More

05.24.17- They Are Killing Small Business: The Number Of Self-Employed Americans Is Lower Than It Was In 1990
Michael Snyder

After eight long, bitter years under Obama, will things go better for entrepreneurs and small businesses now that Donald Trump is in the White House?  Once upon a time, America was the best place in the world for those that wanted to work for themselves.

Our free market capitalist system created an environment in which entrepreneurs and small businesses greatly thrived, but today they are being absolutely eviscerated by the control freak bureaucrats that dominate our political system.  Year after year, leftist politicians just keep piling on more rules, more regulations, more red tape and more taxes.  As a result, the number of self-employed Americans is now lower than it was in 1990Read More

05.23.17- The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State’s Plot to Take Over America Has Succeeded
John W. Whitehead

“You have such a fervent, passionate, evangelical faith in this country…why in the name of God don’t you have any faith in the system of government you’re so hell-bent to protect? You want to defend the United States of America, then defend it with the tools it supplies you with—its Constitution. You ask for a mandate, General, from a ballot box. You don’t steal it after midnight, when the country has its back turned.”—Seven Days in May (1964)

No doubt about it.

The coup d’etat has been successful.

The Deep State—a.k.a. the police state a.k.a. the military industrial complex—has taken over Read More

05.22.17- Charlie Daniels: ‘Only a matter of time before there will be blood on the streets’
Dave Urbanski

Legendary fiddle-playing singer Charlie Daniels hasn’t been one to keep his conservative opinions quiet.

He went off on fellow musicians who demanded more gun control after the Orlando mass killing, calling it the “biggest farce going on.” Daniels also sent a blistering message to the “ayatollahs of Iran and every terrorist [they enable]” on behalf of the National Rifle Association and raked Congress over the coals for the controversial Iran nuclear deal. Read More

05.20.17- WannaCry Ransomware Virus Is a Globalist False Flag Attack On Bitcoin
Jeff Berwick

Here’s something I’ve been learning. If something innocuous comes out of nowhere and all-of-a-sudden is covered by the mainstream Fake News media as though it is the apocalypse… it’s all planned and done for a reason.

On May 12th, the “WannaCry” ransomware attack was covered widely in the mainstream media, immediately proclaiming it to be the “the worst cyber attack of all time.”

Is that really the case? How did they know so quickly? Read More

05.19.17- America’s Reign of Terror: A Nation Reaps What It Sows
John W. Whitehead

“The means of defense against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.” ― James Madison

Who designed the malware worm that is now wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers internationally by hackers demanding a king’s ransom? The U.S. government.

Who is the biggest black market buyer and stockpiler of cyberweapons (weaponized malware that can be used to hack into computer systems, spy on citizens, and destabilize vast computer networks)? The U.S. government. Read More

05.18.17- Why We're Fragmenting: The Status Quo Is Disintegrating
Charles Hugh Smith

The system is disintegrating, and slapping a "reformist" coat of paint over the dryrot cannot renew the structural timbers that have rotted to their very core.

I confess to being amused by the mainstream media's implicit view that everything would be peachy if only Trump wasn't president. Memo to MSM: the nation is fragmenting for reasons that have nothing to do with who's president, or indeed, which party is the majority in Congress, who sits on the Supreme Court, or any other facet of governance. Read More

05.17.17- Making Sense of the “Super Fuse” Scare
SAKER

For weeks now I have been getting panicked emails with readers asking me whether the USA had developed a special technology called “super fuses” which would make it possible for the USA to successfully pull-off a (preemptive) disarming first strike against Russia. Super-fuses were also mentioned in combination with an alleged lack by Russia of a functioning space-based infrared early warning system giving the Russians less time to react to a possible US nuclear attack.

While there is a factual basis to all this, the original report already mislead the reader with a shocking title “How US nuclear force modernization is undermining strategic stability: The burst-height compensating super-fuze” and by offering several unsubstantiated conclusions. Read More

05.16.17- Top NSA Whistleblower: Ransomware Hack Due to “Swindle of the Taxpayers”
by Intelligence Agencies

WashingtonsBlog

What should we make of the global ransomware attacks which happened today?

We’ve documented that the intelligence services intentionally create digital vulnerabilities, then intentionally leave them open … leaving us exposed and insecure.

Washington’s Blog asked the highest level NSA whistleblower ever* – Bill Binney – what he thinks of the attacks. Read More

05.15.17- The Way To Save Ourselves
Chris Martenson

Why a shift in consciousness is essential now

It’s time to be blunt: Humans are headed towards disaster. 

Most of us already know this.  Some consciously, others unconsciously.

Those aware to the many predicaments we face may understand them intellectually, such as through the data provided in The Crash Course. Or they may sense them intuitively as a feeling in their gut that “something is wrong." Many experience a combination of both. Read More

05.13.17- Hurricane Bearing Down on the Casino
David Stockman

Yesterday I said the Donald was absolutely right in canning the insufferable James Comey, but that he has also has stepped on a terminal political land-mine. And he did.

That’s because the entire Russian meddling and collusion narrative is a ridiculous, evidence-free attempt to re-litigate the last election. And now that the powers that be have all the justification they need. And what is already an irrational witch-hunt will be quickly turned into a scorched-earth assault on a sitting president.

I have no idea how this will play out, but as a youthful witness to history back in 1973-1974 I observed Tricky Dick’s demise in daily slow motion. But the most memorable part of the saga was how incredibly invincible Nixon seemed in early 1973. Read More

05.12.17- Deep State Running Scared...
AG Sessions Has Clinton, Comey, Lynch and Holder In His Sights

Dave Hodges

In Part One of this series, I explored the fact that it is entirely likely that Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, will pursue criminal charges for child-sex-trafficking against former Obama administration senior officials and the former disgraced and very perverted Congressman, Anthony Weiner, and his wife, former Deputy to Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, will be leveraged to turn state’s evidence against these soon-to-be disgraced and hopefully incarcerated officials.

In Part Two, I point out that these former senior Obama administration officials have much more to worry about than the so-called “Pizzagate” allegations involving trafficking. The corruption that is revealed in the following paragraphs is complete, proveable and worthy of long prison sentences. Read More

05.11.17- French Election A Catastrophe For World Peace
Dr Paul Craig Roberts

Marine Le Pen’s defeat, if the vote count was honest, indicates that the French are even more insouciant than Americans.

The week before the election the Russian high command announced that Washington had convinced the Russian military that Washington intended a preemptive nuclear first strike against Russia. No European leader saw danger in this annoucement except Le Pen. Read More

05.10.17- If Trump Falls, So Does America
Dave Hodges

Why Trump Must Go

From a globalist persepctive, Donald Trump must go and he must be gone quickly. Although the Deep State/globalists have clear control of American foreign policy, they do not totally control Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump. To the globalists, Trump is still very dangerous as evidenced by the following:

  1. Sessions’ recent actions led to the prosecution of 90 child-sex-traffickers.  With each successive set of arrests and convictions, Sessions is working his way up the trafficking ladder and some very big names are appearing on the horizon. There are strong rumors that Abedin and Weinver may have to turn state’s evidence in order to survive what will be a massive purge to protect the kingdom of this unholy and hedonistic practice. Read More

05.09.17- The Horror! The Horror! (part 3)
Jim Quinn

In Part One and Part Two of this article I detailed the decades of propaganda, false flags, and misinformation campaigns used by the Deep State to gain power and control over the U.S. government. When war or a financial crisis is necessary to keep the profits flowing, events will be steered to such an outcome. With the latest financial plundering operation running out of steam, the Deep State is pushing the world toward global conflict.

If at first you don’t succeed with a false flag gas attack, try try again. Knowing a vast swath of the American populace is incapable of critical thinking or able to discern between fake news and factual events, the Deep State and their media lackeys unquestioningly promoted the story of children being killed by a sarin gas attack by Assad. Read More

05.08.17- How Government Literally Makes People Go Insane
Joe Jarvis

The most effective way to change the world if you have kids is to treat them right. Everything could change in one generation if there were a radical shift in parenting.

Unfortunately, some indicators suggest things are getting worse. For instance, there has been an increase in kids hospitalized for attempted suicide or suicidal indicators.

Now we can just hope that parents are becoming more alert to the warning signs and are therefore properly identifying them early in order to prevent suicide. Read More

05.08.17- On the So-Called Nuclear Option
Antal E. Fekete

I would like to add my penny’s worth of wisdom to the thoughtful article of Sr. Hugo Salinas Price entitled Where Are We Today? posted on the Silver Bear Cafe on March 10, 2017.

The phrase ‘nuclear option’ has come to be used by webauthors to mean a hypothetical conspiracy between Russia and China to synchronize the dumping of their huge holdings of U.S. Treasury paper on the markets to the detriment and discomfiture of the United States., thus dislodging the dollar from its position as the world’s only reserve currency.

Of course we must understand that the nuclear option is a double- edged sword: it can hurt also those wielding it. Russia and China could be hurt badly by the precipitously falling price of the U.S. Treasury paper. Read More

05.06.17- The Horror! The Horror! (part 2)
Jim Quinn

In Part One of this article I detailed how propaganda has been utilized by the Deep State for decades to control the minds of the masses and allow those in control to reap the benefits of never ending war. In Part Two I will discuss recent events, false flags, and propaganda campaigns utilized by the Deep State to push the world to the brink of war.

“We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness”Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

The use of graphic images, electronically transmitted across the world in an instant, along with a consistent false narrative promoted by the captured corporate media, is the preferred means of appealing to the emotions of those who want to believe atrocity propaganda. Read More

05.05.17- “A Full Spectrum Crisis Is About To Take Place… Public Will Be Completely Distracted While The Elites Push Their Agenda”
Brandon Smith

The Real Reasons Why Trump Has Flipped On His Campaign Promises

Back in December of 2016 I wrote an article titled ‘Trump Is Exactly Where The Elites Want Him’, which I think was very difficult for a large part of the liberty movement to read and accept. In that article I outlined the future of the Trump presidency; a future dominated by Washington insiders, Goldman Sachs internationalists and Neo-Con warmongers. Trump, at the very onset of his administration, broke one of his most important campaign promises — to “drain the swamp.” Instead, he filled his cabinet with all of the same swamp creatures he originally attacked; the same swamp creatures Hillary Clinton was notorious for serving. Read More

05.04.17- What the N. Korean “Crisis” Is Really About
Paul Craig Roberts

The North Korean “crisis” is a Washington orchestration. North Korea was last at war 1950-53. N. Korea has not attacked or invaded anyone in 64 years. N. Korea lacks the military strength to attack any country, such as South Korea and Japan, that is protected by the US. Moreover, China would not permit N. Korea to start a war.

So what is the demonization of N. Korea by the presstitutes and Trump administration about? Read More

95.03.17- Will The Second Civil War Turn Violent?
Dennis Prager

"If college presidents, mayors and police chiefs won’t stop left-wing mobs, other Americans will."

In a recent column, I made the case that Americans are fighting the Second Civil War. The deep chasm that has opened up between the left - not liberals, the left - and the rest of the country is so wide and so unbridgeable that there is no other way to describe what is happening. But I noted that at least thus far, unlike the First Civil War, this war is not violent.

Unfortunately, there is now reason to believe that violence is coming. In fact, it’s already here. But as of now, it’s only coming from one direction. Read More

05.02.17- Famous medical-journal editor torpedoes medical journal
Jon Rappoport

“There is a system designed to affect every human on the planet, from cradle to grave. For each person, I’m talking about 30 or 40 diagnoses of physical and mental conditions, many of which are false; and treatment with toxic chemicals that progressively debilitate, confuse, weaken, and destroy health and life. What would you call this system? Who would you blame?” - Jon Rappoport

Her name is Dr. Marcia Angell.

During her 20 years of work, she looked at, perused, and analyzed more medical studies than all mainstream science bloggers in the world put together. Read More

05.01.17- The Horror! The Horror!
Jim Quinn

I’m constantly amazed by the ability of those in power to create a narrative trusted by a gullible non-critical thinking populace. Appealing to emotions, when you have millions of functionally illiterate, normalcy bias ensnared, iGadget distracted, disciples of the status quo, has been the game plan of the Deep State for the last century. Americans don’t want to think, because thinking is hard. They would rather feel

For decades the government controlled public education system has performed a mass lobotomy on their hapless matriculates, removing their ability to think and replacing it with feelings, fabricated dogma, and social indoctrination. Their minds of mush have been molded to acquiesce to the narrative propagandized by their government keepers. Read More

04.29.17- Washington Plans to Nuke
Russia and China

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense.

In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in US war doctrine that indicate that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Washington’s demonization of Russia and President Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Washington to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Washington is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion. Read More

04.28.17- At The Threshold Of War: “The Choice Is Not Up To Us Anymore… It Is Being Decided Upon At This Very Moment”
Jeremiah Johnson

As reported Monday, April 25 on almost all mainstream and alternate news sites, Britain’s Defense Minister Michael Fallon has openly declared that his country will carry out a preemptive nuclear strike even if not attacked, as such:

“In the most extreme circumstances we have made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike.”

Michael Fallon, BBC Today, 4-25-17 Read More

04.27.17- If a System Can't Define "Boy" or "Girl,"
Why Are You Sending Your Kids to that System for an "Education"?

Scott Buss

What is a boy?

What is a girl?

These days, nobody seems to know, particularly the “professionals” running the State-managed children’s education system in America. After many generations of immersion in a State-run, Corporate-managed approach to education lifted from the serpent’s tongue in Genesis 3, we’re so far down the rat-hole of anti-Christian, State-centered discipleship that we can’t even reliably define concepts like “boy” and “girl.” Read More

04.26.17- Candidate Trump: ‘I Love Wikileaks.’ President Trump: ‘Arrest Assange!’
Ron Paul

“I love Wikileaks,” candidate Donald Trump said on October 10th on the campaign trail. He praised the organization for reporting on the darker side of the Hillary Clinton campaign. It was information likely leaked by a whistleblower from within the Clinton campaign to Wikileaks.

Back then he praised Wikileaks for promoting transparency, but candidate Trump looks less like President Trump every day. The candidate praised whistleblowers and Wikileaks often on the campaign trail. In fact, candidate Trump loved Wikileaks so much he mentioned the organization more than 140 times in the final month of the campaign alone! Now, as President, it seems Trump wants Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sent to prison. Read More

04.25.17- 9/11 Destroyed America
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts


The events on September 11, 2001, changed the world. It was the excuse for the US government to launch military attacks on seven Middle Eastern countries, causing civilian casualties in the millions and sending waves of Muslim refugees into the Western world. The US government wasted trillions of dollars destroying countries and murdering women and children, while public infrastructure in the US deteriorated, Americans’ homes were foreclosed, and American health needs went unattended. 9/11 was also the excuse for the destruction of the protection that the US Constitution provided to ensure the liberty of the American citizen. Today no American has the protection of the civil liberty that the Constitution guarantees. Read More

04.24.17- 'We the People' Against Tyranny:
Seven Principles for Free Government
John Whitehead

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04.22.17- The State Is Run by Megalomaniacs
Hans-Hermann Hoppe

The following interview with Hans-Hermann Hoppe first appeared in the German weekly Junge Freiheit on November 2, 2012, and was conducted by Moritz Schwarz. It has been translated here into English by Robert Groezinger.

Are taxes nothing but protection money? The state a kind of mafia? Democracy a fraud? Philosopher Hans-Hermann Hoppe is not only considered one of the most prominent pioneering intellectuals of the libertarian movement, but also perhaps the sharpest critic of the Western political system. Read More

04.21.17- What A War With North Korea Would Probably Look Like
Brandon Smith

Back in 2013 during the last major flare up between the U.S. and North Korea I wrote an extensive analysis on the North Korean wild card and how it could be used by globalists as a catalyst for international economic instability titled 'Will Globalists Use North Korea To Trigger Catastrophe?' As I have warned consistently over the years, like Syria, North Korea is a longstanding chaos box; a big red button that the elites can press any time they wish to instigate a chain of greater geopolitical tensions. The question has always been, will they actually use it? Read More

04.20.17- Peter Schiff Warns This One Event Will Wipe Out Entire Generations of Retirees
Casey Wilson

In an interview with GoldSeek on April 14, outspoken economist Peter Schiff issued a dire warning to investors.

According to Schiff, a new housing bubble, an overvalued stock market, and President Trump‘s proposed stimulus plan will send the U.S. into extreme panic at some point in the near future.

In fact, Schiff thinks these catalysts will combine to cause an “inflationary maelstrom” that will “wipe out entire generations of retirees” who have their nest eggs invested in the market. Let’s take a look… Read More

04.19.17- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: The Swarm
Robert Gore

There’s no stopping the swarm.

Thag and his tribesmen had taken down a mammoth that morning. The feast was still underway, but Thag was bored with the men grunt-bragging about their exploit and the women grunt-complaining about the tribulations of raising cave-kids. He retreated to his cave and sat outside it, absently rubbing two sticks together. His hand brushed against one of the sticks where he had rubbed it—hot. After rubbing some more he stuck a dried leaf on the hot spot, just to see what would happen. Smoke, a flame, fire! He dropped the burning leaf to the ground. How could this be? Fire came from the sky gods. The flame died out. He gathered leaves, put them in a pile, rubbed the sticks, ignited a leaf, and dropped it on the pile. Big fire! Warm—good on cold nights. Read More

04.18.17- The Military Complex Has Taken Control Of The White House
Dave Kranzler

“The astonishing reinvention of Donald Trump:”  Washingtonians are still puzzling at the speed with which the man who promised to “drain the swamp” has come to bask in its approval. In the past 10 days, Mr Trump has belied many of the city’s worst fears. Having promised to launch a trade war with China, Mr Trump is rapidly abandoning his protectionist rhetoric. Likewise, having vowed to avoid foreign wars, he has acquired a sudden taste for Levantine missile launches. And having dismissed Nato as obsolete, Mr Trump is now singing the alliance’s praises. – Financial Times, April 13, 2017 Read More

04.17.17- Financial Warfare and North Korea
James Rickards

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, I had the honor of conducting a seminar on financial warfare for a class from the U.S. Army War College.

The War College is based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, but my seminar was conducted in New York City as part of a visit to the city by the class.

The U.S. Army War College is not a typical educational institution. Courses are offered at the graduate level only. There is no undergraduate curriculum. Students are typically midcareer officers: captains, majors and lieutenant colonels who are preparing for senior leadership positions.

My class was even more elite than typical War College students. I taught a group of about 15 officers as part of the Advanced Strategic Art Program. These students are the best and brightest in the military who are being specially trained in strategic thinking and planning. Read More

04.15.17- Taxation is Theft
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

With a tax code that exceeds 72,000 pages in length and consumes more than six billion person hours per year to determine taxpayers’ taxable income, with an IRS that has become a feared law unto itself, and with a government that continues to extract more wealth from every taxpaying American every year, is it any wonder that April 15th is a day of dread in America? Social Security taxes and income taxes have dogged us all since their institution during the last century, and few politicians have been willing to address these ploys for what they are: theft. Read More

04.14.17- America, the Waning Days
Raul Ilargi Meijer

Potential earthquakes and black swans are right ahead of us. What else is new? On April 16, Turkey has a referendum to decide whether Erdogan will become de facto supreme ruler. What happens if he loses the referendum is completely unclear, undiscussed even, but it’s obvious a loss would have the country shake on its already shaky foundations.

The Turkish economy is in horrible shape and Erdogan’s post-coup firings (hundreds of thousands) and jailings (tens of thousands) have made large parts of society unattended. The biggest of which may well be the army; you can’t fire large numbers of officers and pilots and expect to retain the same strike effectiveness. Read More

04.13.17- The Illuminati goal of abolishing private property: reborn in Globalism
Jon Rappoport

There is a direct line from Adam Weishaupt’s secret society, the Illuminati, which he formed in Bavaria in 1776, to Karl Marx, and onward to the modern Globalist agenda.

One of the key shared ideas: the abolition of private property.

Many people hold a negative view of Weishaupt, the Illuminati, and especially Marx, and so it fell to Globalists to couch their ideas about property in more acceptable terms. Read More

04.12.17- Trump is Bibi’s Shabbos Goy
Bob Moriarty

For those who wondered just who Donald Trump was going to represent in his position as President of the United States, you were given your answer last week. Trump is Benjamin Netanyahu’s Shabbos Goy not only on the Sabbath but whenever Bibi needs an attack Chihuahua.

Under the concept of a Greater Israel, the Zionists dream of an empire going from the Nile to the Euphrates. According to Rabbi Fischmann, “The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon.” Read More

04.11.17Americans are a Captured People
Doug Casey

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04.10.17- Syria - Pipeline - How The Press Will Not Tell the Truth about Syria
Martin Armstrong

With all the attacks upon Trump as having some covert connection with Putin to defeat Hillary when nothing hacked from the DNC was ever said to have been faked or altered, just released, one must wonder has this suddenly influenced Trump to attack Syria to prove he is not in league with Putin? If the military advisors are telling him it is Syria who has launched a chemical attack, he really should tread very lightly. This 180 degree turn for Trump may indeed be a trap. Read More

04.08.17- Ex-UK Ambassador To Syria Questions Chemical Attack; "It Doesn't Make Sense,
Assad Is Not Mad"

Tyler Durden

The former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, has joined the chorus of folks implying that the chemical attack in Syria wreaks of a 'false flag' operation.  Speaking on BBC Radio earlier, Ford said there is "no proof that the cause of the explosion was what they said it was" and that it simply wouldn't make sense for Assad to launch such an attack as it would be "totally self-defeating."

"There is no proof that the cause of the explosion was what they said it was.  Remember what happened in Iraq...I've seen testimony alleged from witnesses who said they saw chemical bombs dropping from the air.  Well, you can not see chemical weapons dropping from the air.  Such testimony is worthless." Read More

04.07.17- This Shady Practice Is Robbing You Blind
Justin Spittler

Let’s talk shrinkage.

It’s a serious problem that's affecting all of us.

I’ll explain why in a second. But first, look at the size of this candy bar…

It’s a joke.

As I'm sure you know, it wasn’t always like this. When I was a kid, a Fun Size Milky Way was much bigger. You actually got your money’s worth.

Today, it feels like you’re being robbed blind. Read More

04.06.17- The Walls Close in on Team Obama
David Stockman

It goes without saying that conservatives and their Sean Hannity media megaphones hated Barack Obama with a passion, and now realize that his administration facilitated and orchestrated a smear attack on the GOP candidate for President.

For instance, the Daily Caller was all over the case today with even more inflammatory detail from a former U.S. Attorney and two White House National Security Council (NSC) veterans:

Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova. Read More

04.05.17- Economists:
All the bubbles are ready to bust

Sam Rolley

President Donald Trump’s election and a subsequent boost in market activity have many former economic doomsters feeling rosy about the nation’s financial future. But serious observers remain concerned that the temporary turnaround will only make the impending economic doomsday more painful.

Michael Snyder over at Economic Collapse Blog warned his readers this week: “[A]nyone that tries to tell you that the U.S. economy is in good shape is simply not being honest with you.”

Given the name of his publication, you may be tempted to write off the author’s warning as a symptom of perpetual pessimism; but you’d do so at your own peril. Read More

04.04.17- It all started with Barbra Streisand:
people who need people
The revolution—backwards.

Jon Rappoport

A cultural turning point.

The 1964 song, People Who Need People, composed by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, made Barbra Streisand a star.

I remember radio stations playing the tune day after day. The sentiment of the lyric had people saying YES as they wiped their tears away. It was as if a repressed universal idea had suddenly emerged out of the subconscious of America, forming a new national anthem:

People who need people. Read More

04.03.17- Russian Foreign Minister Implies NATO Collusion In Creating The Opioid Crisis
Isaac Davis

As more of the blame for the world’s exacerbating opiate overdose crisis is now being rightly put on the pharmaceutical industry, the dark side of this epidemic in the fact that the production of opium containing poppies has exploded since the military occupation of Afghanistan beginning in 2001.

According to Russian diplomat, Sergey Lavrov, there are signs of collusion between NATO and drug producers and traffickers working to flood the world with opium. Remarking on how the mission to rid Afghanistan of terrorists quickly became distorted after the invasion, ultimately creating a never-ending supply of drugs to the West. Read More

04.01.17- Weekend Rant: Oh America,
What Has Become Of Your People?

Neal Ross

In 1821 Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to Spencer Roane in which he said,

“Time indeed changes manners and notions and so far we must expect institutions to bend to them. But time produces also corruption of principles, and against this it is the duty of good citizens to be ever on the watch, and if the gangrene is to prevail at last, let the day be kept off as long as possible.”

I have often wondered how the people of this country would react to a political debate between someone like Thomas Jefferson and any of the leading political figures from either the Republican or Democratic parties. Although I can pretty much guess the outcome. Read More

03.31.17- End the Fed: Trump’s Chance to be the Greatest
Chris Campbell

Most Americans,” Ron Paul begins in the second chapter of his book, End the Fed, “haven’t thought much about the strange entity that controls the nation’s money. They simply accept it as though it has always been there, which is far from the case.”

A few people have only a vague understanding of what the Fed does. And other people have an even vaguer understanding. (And then it’s turtles the rest of the way down.)

Which is why, of course, auditing this opaque entity is so unbelievably important. Sunlight, after all, is the best disinfectant. And, hey, good news. Read More

03.30.17- Second Foundation: Empire Crumbling
Jim Quinn

American Empire Crumbling

“Mr. Advocate, the rotten tree-trunk, until the very moment when the storm-blast breaks it in two, has all the appearance of might it ever had. The storm-blast whistles through the branches of the Empire even now. Listen with the ears of psychohistory, and you will hear the creaking.”

“Now any dogma, based primarily on faith and emotionalism, is a dangerous weapon to use on others, since it is almost impossible to guarantee that the weapon will never be turned on the user.”Isaac Asimov, Foundation Read More

03.29.17- Foundation and Empire:
Is Donald Trump the Mule?

Jim Quinn

In Part One of this article I analyzed the similarities of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy to Strauss & Howe’s Fourth Turning, trying to assess how Donald Trump’s ascension to power fits into the theories put forth by those authors. Now I will compare Trump to the most interesting character in Asimov’s classic – The Mule.

The Mule

“A horse having a wolf as a powerful and dangerous enemy lived in constant fear of his life. Being driven to desperation, it occurred to him to seek a strong ally. Read More

03.28.17- Foundation - Fall of the American Galactic Empire
Jim Quinn

“The fall of Empire, gentlemen, is a massive thing, however, and not easily fought. It is dictated by a rising bureaucracy, a receding initiative, a freezing of caste, a damming of curiosity—a hundred other factors. It has been going on, as I have said, for centuries, and it is too majestic and massive a movement to stop.” Isaac Asimov, Foundation

“Any fool can tell a crisis when it arrives. The real service to the state is to detect it in embryo.” Isaac Asimov, Foundation

I read Isaac Asimov’s renowned award winning science fiction trilogy four decades ago as a teenager. I read them because I liked science fiction novels, not because I was trying to understand the correlation to the fall of the Roman Empire. Read More

03.27.17- Forget ObamaCare, RyanCare, and any Future ReformCare--the Healthcare System Is Completely Broken
Charles Hugh Smith

It's time to start planning for what we'll do when the current healthcare system implodes.

As with many other complex, opaque systems in the U.S., only those toiling in the murky depths of the healthcare system know just how broken the entire system is. Only those dealing daily with the perverse incentives, the Kafkaesque procedures, the endlessly negative unintended consequences, the soul-deadening paper-shuffling, the myriad forms of fraud, the recalcitrant patients who don't follow recommendations but demand to be magically returned to health anyway, and of course the hopelessness of the financial future of a system with runaway costs. Read More

03.25.17- The Day Earth Was Murdered
Paul Craig Roberts

“Change you can believe in” disappeared in the early days of the Obama regime as the same Washington insiders filled the new government’s ranks. David Brooks sung the praises of those who made change impossible: “the best of the Washington insiders, Achievetrons who got double 800s on their SATs.”

Eight years later Donald Trump was specific about the changes he intended, the two most important being normalized relations with Russia and the return home of the middle class jobs and associated state and local tax base that US corporations had moved offshore to foreign locations. But Trump’s government quickly became home to corporate polluters, Wall Street executives, defense contractors, and Russophobic generals. Read More

03.24.17- Stealing from the Citizenry: How Government Goons Use Civil Asset Forfeiture to Rob Us Blind
John W. Whitehead

“Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets—all without so much as charging you with a crime. Unlike criminal forfeiture, where property is taken after its owner has been found guilty in a court of law, with civil forfeiture, owners need not be charged with or convicted of a crime to lose homes, cars, cash or other property. Americans are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but civil forfeiture turns that principle on its head.  With civil forfeiture, your property is guilty until you prove it innocent. Read More

03.23.17- FBI Director Comey’s Criminal Affiliations with the Clintons Explains Why He Is Lying to Congress
Dave Hodges

The noose around the neck of FBI’s James Comey career is tightening. It is amazing that he is still the Director of the FBI. The following contains a multitude of allegations against Comey and anyone of them should be grounds for removal from office followed by criminal prosecution

Last fall, Fox News further confirmed that a  congressional source confirmed that the House Government Oversight Committee had received a heavily redacted FBI summary of Hillary Clinton’s session last month with FBI  agents who interviewed her about her use of a private server for government business. Heavily redacted? Read More

03.22.17- What Everyone Should Know About the New Quarantine Regulation
Daily Bell Staff

Imagine men in bleach white bio suits with medical masks show up at your door. You are suspected of carrying a communicable disease. You will now be arrested and held without due process, indefinitely.

The government could do this any day.

They have the “authority”. They have the personnel. They have the funding. Now all they need is the excuse. Read More

03.21.17- Why Obamacare is the Biggest Fraud in American History & Was Designed to Be Exactly That!
Martin Armstrong

When we look at the markets and try to ascertain the long-term direction, we must look at politics closely, for this holds the key. First, this is a Private Wave and that means the confidence in government is collapsing. Hence, the question for the direction of stocks, gold, interest rates, and the world economy, all hinges on how fast the perception of government collapsed on a global scale. Both sides of the aisle are corrupt and rotten to the core. Republican or Democrat, they are all in this for what they personally can grab and they are incapable of doing anything right for society because power corrupts. Read More

03.20.17- Warning: The Media is Trying to Kill You
Joe Jarvis

Clearly, the media manipulates the population’s worldview. But less obvious is that this altered perception manifests itself into reality.

It is the old, which came first, the chicken or the egg? To what extent does the media encourage the negative events they love to report on?

Suicide is the perfect example of this phenomenon: suicides increase when reported in the media. According to Robert C. Cialdini in his book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, there is a psychological condition know as the “Werther Effect”, named after the protagonist in a famous German book who kills himself. When the book came out two centuries ago, an epidemic of young suicides hit Europe everywhere the book was read. Read More

03.18.17- Weekend Rant: Why I decided to work for Putin and the Russians
Jon Rappoport

Now John McCain says Senator Rand Paul is working for the Russians.

Well, that did it. That tipped the scale for me.

As my readers know, I have a fierce desire to go along with current trends, and I don’t want to be left behind. Since pretty much everybody in the US is working for Putin, I have to sign up, too.

So I put in a few calls, and they took me on board. Hail to Russia! Down with the USA! Read More

03.17.17- From Nuisance to Threat:
The High Cost of Truth

Paul Craig Roberts

I am convinced that the US, and probably the entire Western world, that is, the American Empire, has entered an era in which respect for truth does not exist in public and private institutions. We have been watching this develop for some time. Think, for example, back to August 3, 2002, a recent time in terms of our present predicament, but a time prior to political consciousness of anyone younger today than 33 years old. In the summer of 2002, the world was being prepared by propaganda for a US invasion of Iraq. On August 3 of that year, the prestigous British publication, The Economist, summed up the consensus of ruling opinion in two sentences: “The honest choices now are to give up and give in, or to remove Mr. Hussein before he gets his [nuclear] bomb. Painful as it is, our vote is for war.” Read More

03.16.17- A Bubble Ready to Pop?
Bill Gross

A storm is on the horizon.  Just because it’s another hurricane season, the tempest ready to engulf will not be tracked by eyes in the skies.  A forecast for this whirlwind won’t be made on the weather channel or by a meteorologist.  The climate that triggers this downpour is financial.  The causes for this calamity have been brewing for decades.  The major fronts that push the airstreams toward disaster are well known.  Balance of trade deficits, federal debt financed by foreigners, soaring government liabilities, loss of viable wages for domestic employment and offshore exodus of any job that improves the bottom line of transnational corporations.  But have you heard of the other gusts that will blow your house down? Read More

03.15.17- Searching for Truth
Bill Bonner

RANCHO SANTANA, NICARAGUA – In the fifth century, Christian scholars counted 88 different heresies. Arianism. Eutychianism. Nestorianism. If there was a way to “offend” God, they had a name for it. One group of “heretics” argued that there was no such thing as “original sin.” Another denied the trinity. And another claimed Jesus was not divine. Which one had the truth?

Depiction of the first Council of Ephesus in 431 AD, convened by Emperor Theodosius II. It was the third ecumenical council (after the Council of Nicaea in AD 325 and the Council of Constantinople in AD 381). The patriarchs Cyril of Alexandria and Nestorius of Constantinople clashed over church doctrine at Ephesus. Read More

03.14.17- The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom
John W. Whitehead

“Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government … doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety… It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it wherever possible.”— George Carlin

My friends, we’re being played for fools. On paper, we may be technically free. In reality, however, we are only as free as a government official may allow. Read More

03.13.17- Show Me The Money
Bill Gross

"School days" inexorably continue at the Gross household, not just because of grandchildren, but because of the necessity to teach my own kids the complexities and pitfalls of investing. As I get older, I fear I may unduly introduce them to a 1930s Will Rogers warning about losing money: "I'm not so much concerned about the return on my money," he wrote, "but the return of my money." "Don't lose it" is my first and most important conceptual lesson for them despite the Trump bull market and the current "animal spirits" that encourage risk, as opposed to the preservation of capital. Read More

03.11.17- Weekend Rant: Global Leaders Rattle Their Sabers As The World Marches Toward War
Michael Snyder

Iran just conducted another provocative missile test, more U.S. troops are being sent to the Middle East, it was just announced that the U.S. military will be sending B-1 and B-52 bombers to South Korea in response to North Korea firing four missiles into the seas near Japan, and China is absolutely livid that a U.S. carrier group just sailed through contested waters in the South China Sea.  We have entered a season where leaders all over the globe feel a need to rattle their sabers, and many fear that this could be leading us to war.  In particular, Donald Trump is going to be under the microscope in the days ahead as other world leaders test his resolve.  Will Trump be able to show that he is tough without going over the edge and starting an actual conflict? Read More

03.10.17- How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them
Walter E. Block

If the media tell us that “the opening of XYZ mill has created 1,000 new jobs,” we give a cheer. When the ABC company closes and 500 jobs are lost, we’re sad. The politician who can provide a subsidy to save ABC is almost assured of widespread public support for his work in preserving jobs.

But jobs in and of themselves do not guarantee wellbeing. Suppose that the employment is to dig huge holes and fill them up again? What if the workers manufacture goods and services that no one wants to purchase? In the Soviet Union, which boasts of giving every worker a job, many jobs are just this unproductive. Production is everything, and jobs are nothing but a means toward that end. Read More

03.09.17- Vault7 Shocker: Obama May Go to Federal Prison
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03.08.17- Is The Left Trying To Start A Civil War?
Michael Snyder

An army of subversives is attempting to undermine the Trump administration from within the government, and at the same time a whole host of prominent leftist leaders are fueling the flames of hate against Trump and are promoting riots, civil uprisings and in some cases even violence. And of course the mainstream media is a more than willing accomplice, because pretty much everyone that works in the mainstream media absolutely hates Donald Trump. On a fundamental level, the United States is more divided today than it has been in any of our lifetimes, and the radical left is treating the presidency of Donald Trump as if it was the end of the world. We are seeing terms such as “Nazi”, “racist” and “dictator” thrown around very casually, but people need to understand that words really matter. When subversives on the left use such inflammatory language, there is a very real danger that they could actually spark a violent insurrection against the United States government. Read More

03.07.17- The Death of Labor And How It’s Being Used to Enslave You
Brad Peters

Act I: Wheres the Inflation?

Many have asked, with all the printing taking place, why is inflation relatively tame? Sure, we see increases in health care costs, 10-15% annually in food, and 10-20% in precious metals over the last few years but when the overall money supply triples over a decade, those are relatively small numbers compared to what you would expect. So, why is there so little inflation? It’s there, you just have to understand how the system is being used to screw you, the little guy or girl.

We’re going to tackle this idea in 4 parts. First, we’ll talk about wealth, and how it is being stolen from us all.

Ready for this? I’m warning you, it is insidiously evil. Read More

03.06.17- 6 Steps Toward a More
Sane Economic Policy

Patrick Barron

As the Trump administration takes shape, it may be helpful to remind ourselves of some of the steps that can be taken in the direction of economic policy that better allows private citizens to be free and flourish. Given his expressed views, there's no reason to believe he plans to radically re-orient the federal government in the direction of freedom and free markets. However, any one of these steps below — even partially implemented — would be a step in the right direction. 

One: Eliminate all federal cabinet level agencies related to regulating economic life. Read More

03.04.17- Weekend Rant: Has The Worm Turned?
Theodore Butler

A timely question from a long-time subscriber resulted in crystalizing an idea that was on the distant periphery of my conscious thought. The great thing about the idea is that it fully incorporates all the data points up until now as I have been presenting them. But please be forewarned, even though all the important factual dots seem to be connected, the premise must still be considered speculative at this point. On the other hand, should the premise prove to be accurate, it could amount to no less than the game-changer in silver (and gold).

Alejandro’s question concerned whether the managed money technical funds who refused to add to short positions in silver back in the fall had to have cooperated in some way in reaching that decision. Read More

03.03.17- Academic Research May Not Be Accurate 85 Percent of the Time
The Daily Bell Staff

Universities in America have typically been dominated bya liberal bias. …  The mindset of employees at such institutions is quite different than one might think. We’re not going to name any names in this essay; this isn’t about a person or individual University. It’s about the intellectual class, really the only public intellectual class in America with any respect; the Ivory Tower. If you haven’t heard this expression before, it refers to the high brow raised lip attitude class of University Professors and their associates. They have influence on every aspect of society. - ZeroHedge Read More

03.02.17- They Are Playing With A Revolution…By Joe Six Pack!
Bill Holter

I had a long conversation with Jim Sunday evening regarding the increase in volume and pitch to sabotage President Trump. He asked that I write an article addressing the push/pull toward impeaching or at least neutering him. The “movement” to impeach him (even before taking office) has grown and now looks like there are actual odds the “left” will try in reality.

I wrote “the left” above but in reality it is not just the left as we have seen Paul Ryan, Darrell Issa and other so called conservatives begin to change colors. The reality is Donald Trump is up against a very powerful machine that is entrenched and sucking the life out of the country. This machine is not U.S. centric but in fact has tentacles all over the world with a stranglehold on many “not so sovereign” governments. Read More

03.01.17- Hillary’s Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy
Thierry Meyssan

This article is a warning – in November 2016, a vast system of agitation and propaganda was set up in order to destroy the reputation and the authority of President Donald Trump as soon as he arrived in the White House. It is the first time that such a campaign has been scientifically organized against a President of the United States, and with such resources. Yes, we are indeed entering a post-Truth age, but the distribution of rôles is not what you may think it is. Read More

02.28.17- Logic in the Matrix: the Declaration of Independence
Jon Rappoport

Logic, these days, has been replaced in schools with a mind-control apparatus that involves the following:

EVERY POINT OF VIEW IS EQUAL.

EVERYBODY HAS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WHOLE.

TRUE CRITICAL THINKING, WHICH IS THE EXCLUSIVE TERRITORY OF THE INDIVIDUAL, LEAVES PEOPLE OUT OF THE GROUP AND IS THEREFORE PREJUDICIAL.

If you favor this new formulation and think it’s useful, I have condos on Jupiter for sale. Read More

02.27.17- Reflecting on Dad
Larry LaBorde

I have been thinking about Dad all week. This past Wednesday was the 5th anniversary of his death at age 87. He lived quite a life and worked right up until the end.H e was the youngest of 10 children and was born in 1924. While all of his older siblings remembered the good times before the depression most of his memories were after the crash. They lived in a small town until he was 10 years old in 1934 and his father lost his school bus contract. With the depression getting worse off every year and no prospect of another job in town my grandfather sold the house in town for $500 and moved the whole family back to the farm. It was a hard life but living on a farm there was always plenty to eat. Not much money but at least plenty of food. My grandfather practically invented the term, “multiple streams of income” and in addition to farming he hauled commodities, moved people, was the community butcher, hunted commercially, fished, ginned moss and even distilled spirits.  Read More

02.25.17- 4 Flashpoints Where War with China Could Start
James Rickards

In the world of geopolitics, broadly defined to include defense, military, intelligence, diplomacy and various the aspects of statecraft in the international arena often intersect with the world of global capital markets.  The sphere of global capital markets include stock, bonds, derivatives, gold, commodities, foreign exchange, etc. These those two worlds are not completely independent, and often converge.

The point of intersection is getting larger, as are the flashpoints. Think of it as two circles that start out apart. They get closer and closer. Well, suddenly they come together and there’s an intersection. They keep converging and the intersection gets larger. It’s actually difficult to think of an international economic issue that doesn’t have a geopolitical aspect and vice versa. Read More

02.24.17- Why the Narrative Failed
Hardscrabble Farmer

We live on the southern flank of a mountain. Over the course of time, you lose track of that fact because you can’t actually see it from where we are. When I drive over to my neighbor’s place on the other side of Andrew’s Brook and look back towards the farm it is impossible to miss, rising like a dark animal from the forest of hardwoods that spread around its base. You can catch glimpses of it from various angles as you move around the valley but it always catches me be surprise, knowing that we live right up on it without ever being aware of just how close it is to our lives. The reality of our day to day life is tied so closely the place where our story unfolds that it is almost impossible to separate the two. And so we farm our side of the mountain in the way that fish swim through water, immersed completely in our place without having to consider it consciously. Read More

02.23.17- The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive and Well
John W. Whitehead

"All the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.”—Historian Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45

Brace yourself.

There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn’t bode well for the future of this country. Read More

02.22.17- How the Fed went from lender of last resort to destroyer of American wealth
Danielle DiMartino Booth

Early morning, December 16, 2008, with a drizzle of freezing rain falling, few would even glance at the line of inconspicuous Mercury Marquis sedans pulling up to Washington, DC’s Fairmont Hotel. Emerging from the luxurious four-star establishment, their Foggy Bottom home eight times a year, are eleven little-known bureaucrats with their contingent of requisite subordinates.

There is no fanfare to mark the coming momentous decision they are to take on as they comfortably settle in for the ten-minute caravan to the neoclassical white marble edifice known as the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, located at Twentieth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Read More

02.21.17- ABSOLUTE MUST WATCH...
The Big Picture: PizzaGate & Beyond
Sinead McCarthy, Kyle Hunt, The New Nationalist & Hugh Wyatt:

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02.20.17- Paris Is In Total Chaos,
Looks Like A War Zone.

IWB

MARINE Le Pen has lambasted President Hollande and a union of Judges for tolerating the Paris protests in response to the police rape of a young black male. The Front National leader said the Government has been quick to “rush to the bedside of the very few victims of police violence without even waiting for… justice” – but are unable to quash the risk of a war on the streets of Paris. In a ruthless rant, Le Pen wrote:

“In a state of emergency, it is completely irresponsible to let a protest against the police and alleged police. This government has remained unresponsive for years to scoundrels who make their laws in certain districts and do not hesitate to unleash their violence as soon as a demonstration gives them the opportunity. Read More

02.18.17- Where Are We Headed? (Part II)
Bionic Mosquito

I have given further thought to this topic, first explored here.  I will first offer a few points from the earlier post:

Codevilla: We have stepped over the threshold of a revolution. It is difficult to imagine how we might step back, and futile to speculate where it will end.

Zman: If what it takes to break the stranglehold this cult has on society is a dictator willing to toss a few judges from a helicopter, then sign me up for dictatorship.

Bionic: It would be nice to have a Gorbachev. Read More

02.17.17- The Globalist Long Game - Redefine Liberty Activism As Evil "Populism"
Brandon Smith

One of the most favored propaganda tactics of establishment elites and the useful idiots they employ in Marxist and cultural-Marxist circles is to relabel or redefine an opponent before they can solidly define themselves.  In other words, elites and Marxists will seek to “brand” you (just as corporations use branding) in the minds of the masses so that they can take away your ability to define yourself as anything else.

Think of it this way: Say you want to launch an organization called “Movement Blue,” and you and others have gone through great struggle to grow this organization from the ground up. Read More

02.16.17- While Elites Played Empire,
America Fell Apart

Charles Hugh Smith

Dear Imperial America: the lifestyle you ordered is permanently out of stock.

Our extraordinary misallocation of national treasure and political power has set a banquet of consequences that few are willing to face, much less address head-on. If we had to sum up this vast misallocation, we might start by characterizing it as the result of a multitude of elites playing Empire with money borrowed from future generations

We can start the list of extraordinary misallocations of national treasure with the Neocon's endless wars of choice. Read More

02.15.17- The AI Threat Isn’t Skynet. It’s the End of the Middle Class
Robert Capps

In February 1975, a group of geneticists gathered in a tiny town on the central coast of California to decide if their work would bring about the end of the world. These researchers were just beginning to explore the science of genetic engineering, manipulating DNA to create organisms that didn’t exist in nature, and they were unsure how these techniques would affect the health of the planet and its people. So, they descended on a coastal retreat called Asilomar, a name that became synonymous with the guidelines they laid down at this meeting—a strict ethical framework meant to ensure that biotechnology didn’t unleash the apocalypse. Read More

02.14.17- Made For Each Other
James Howard Kunstler

Don’t be fooled by the idiotic exertions of the Red team and the Blue team. They’re just playing a game of “Capture the Flag” on the deck of the Titanic. The ship is the techno-industrial economy. It’s going down because it has taken on too much water (debt), and the bilge pump (the oil industry) is losing its mojo.

Neither faction understands what is happening, though they each have an elaborate delusional narrative to spin in the absence of any credible plan for adapting the life of our nation to the precipitating realities. The Blues and Reds are mirrors of each other’s illusions, and rage follows when illusions die, so watch out. Both factions are ready to blow up the country before they come to terms with what is coming down. Read More

02.13.17- Has The American Establishment Opted for Thermo-Nuclear War?
Paul Craig Roberts

If you want to be an American TV talking head or a Western presstitute, you are required to be braindead and integrity-challenged like Bill O’Reilly, CNN, MSNBC, and the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and all the rest. In an interview with President Donald Trump, O’Reilly said: “Putin is a killer.”

O’Reilly is indifferent to the fact that thermo-nuclear war is a killer of planet Earth. For O’Reilly, President Trump’s desire to normalize relations with Russia is an indication that the President of the US is comfortable making deals with killers, as if America’s last three presidents have not been mass killers comfortable with their destruction in whole or part of many countries and millions of peoples. Read More

02.11.17- Servitude In America's Plantation Economy
Charles High Smith

The only possible output of low social capital is rising inequality.

One of the themes I've been addressing since 2008 is the neocolonial-plantation structure of the U.S. economy. The old models of colonial exploitation that optimized plantations worked by cheap imported labor (or situated in peripheral nations with plenty of cheap labor) have, beneath the surface, been adapted to advanced capitalist democracies.

The adaptations have been so successful that not only do we not even recognize the Plantation structure--we love our servitude within it. Read More

02.10.17- Wikileaks: Vault 7
Jimmys Llama

Beginning on February 4, 2017, Wikileaks sent out four tweets over the course of last four days with references to “Vault7.” What does it all mean?

DAY ONE: FEBRUARY 4, 2017

On February 4, Wikileaks tweeted a picture of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault with the caption, “What is #Vault7?“.

According to online sources, the facility is a “fail-safe seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time, and natural or man-made disasters.” It is located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. Read More

02.09.17- Carnage of the Middle Class
Michael Pento

In President Donald J. Trump's inaugural address he promised, "This American carnage stops right here and stops right now." And immediately liberals and the MSM took umbrage to his use of the word carnage, which means the slaughter of a large number of people, claiming it was just too dark a description for America. Maybe so. However, in a recent Bloomberg commentary, Justin Fox cites some sobering statistics that support Trump's statement.

While the overall murder rate for the nation should end up increasing about 8% year-over-year, the surge within U.S. cities is absolutely staggering. Read More

02.08.17- Why Trump’s Economic Justice Warriors Will Crash The US Dollar
Jeff Berwick

For the last eight years we’ve seen the rise of the Social Justice Warriors (SJW’s), as they had lobbied their man, Obama, for the political power required to direct the force of government in the name of their own peculiarly relativist brand of “social justice.”

While they are still busy demonstrating the violent soul of what is inherent in all brands of statism by breaking storefront windows (masked), under the Trump epoch a new type of statist “warrior” has emerged, let’s call them the Economic Justice Warriors (EJW’s).Read More

02.07.17- The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly.
Kurt Schlichter

They hate you.

Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do.

You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn. Read More

02.06.17- Trump’s Complications in Draining the Swamp
Daily Bell Staff

There are alligators in the way.

How Big Government Has Outlasted Presidents for a Century … Trump’s recent flurry of executive orders mandates that for every new regulation issued by any agency, two must be eliminated. This comes on top of a federal hiring freeze and vows to reduce administrative bloat and otherwise force the government bureaucracy to conform to the kinds of expectations that govern private business.  While Trump sees himself as an outsider president bringing new ideas to Washington, these particular ideas would be painfully familiar to his predecessors.  –Bloomberg

Trump’s idea of cutting two rules for everyone put into place is a fine but Bloomberg has actually printed a pretty good article about the chances of Trump doing as he says – which are slim to none. Read More

02.04.17- Weekend Rant: The Leftwing Has Placed Itself In The Trash Can Of History
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

At a time when the Western world desperately needs alternative voices to the neoliberals, the neoconservatives, the presstitutes and the Trump de-regulationists, there are none. The Western leftwing has gone insane.

The voices being raised against Trump, who does need voices raised against him, are so hypocritical as to reflect less on Trump than on those with raised voices. Read More

02.03.17- Transferring Power to the People
James Turk

Of the many significant statements made by President Donald Trump in his inaugural address, I believe the following stands out:

Today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.

It is indeed a noble goal, but the obvious questions arise. Is returning power to the people just a guide that President Trump will use for the decisions he makes as president? Or is it his aim to actually put power into the hands of the people? And if the latter, how do you transfer power from Washington D.C. and give it back to the people? Read More

02.02.17- Irreversible Damage - The U.S. Economy Cannot Be Repaired
Brandon Smith

As I outlined in my article 'The False Economic Narrative Will Die In 2017', the mainstream media has been carefully crafting the propaganda meme that the Trump administration is inheriting a global economy in “ascension,” when in fact, the opposite is true. Trump enters office at a time of longstanding decline and will likely witness severe and accelerated decline over the course of the next year. The signs are already present, and this fits exactly with the basis for my prediction of the Trump election win — conservative movements are indeed being set up as scapegoats for a global economic crisis that international financiers actually created. Read More

02.01.17- Not that there’s any inflation, but . . .
Simon Black

The numbers are pretty startling.

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans have less than $1,000 in savings.

1 out of every 3 Americans has nothing set aside for retirement.

And, according to Federal Reserve data, the median working-age couple has saved just $5,000 for retirement.

How is this even possible? Read More

01.31.17- Trump’s Momma Didn’t Raise No Fool
Bill Bonner

We left off yesterday after exploring one of two major directions for the next four years.

President Trump could really “go to war” with the Deep State. And lose.

If this were to happen, investors would almost certainly get caught in the crossfire.

But don’t worry. This is extremely unlikely. The only way to bring the Deep State to heel is to cut off the EZ money funding that feeds it.

Mr. Trump has not even suggested it. It’s not going to happen, not voluntarily at least.  Read More

01.30.17- Has the American Dream Become the American Nightmare?
John W. Whitehead

For too long now, the American people have allowed themselves to be persuaded that the government’s job is to take care of us: to feed us, clothe us, house us, educate us, raise our children, heal our infirmities, manage our finances, protect us from our enemies, guard us against all dangers (real and imaginary), and provide for our every need.

Where Americans go wrong is in failing to recognize that there’s always a catch to such devil’s bargains purportedly carried out for the good of all society. Read More

01.28.17- Controlling your own wealth as a basic human right
Brian Armstrong

A few months ago, the Indian government withdrew 86% of banknotes in circulation. Ostensibly, it was to cut down on the black market economy and tax cheats, but it also wiped out a large percentage of the wealth of the poorest people, who hold their wealth in cash. A few weeks later, Venezuela followed with a similar measure.

This got me thinking, to what degree do people control their own wealth today, and should they have more control?

Who controls money? Read More

01.27.17- The Demise of the Left
Paul Craig Roberts

On several occasions I have asked in my columns the rhetorical question: What became of the left? Today I answer my question.

The answer is that the European and American left, which traditionally stood for the working class and peace (bread and peace) no longer exists. The cause championed by those who pretend to be the “left” of today is identity politics. The “left” no longer champions the working class, which the “left” dismisses as “Trump deplorables,” consisting of “racist, misogynist, homophobic, gun nuts.” Read More

01.26.17- Steve Mnuchin Defends the Myth
of Fed Independence

Tho Bishop

One of the biggest surprises during Donald Trump’s unconventional presidential campaign was his frequent criticism of the Federal Reserve. Though he was highly inconsistent on what he thought the Fed should do, coming out as both a critic and advocate of the current low interest rate policy, he was steadier in his dismissal of the Fed as an independent institution.  During one of the debates, he went as far as to accuse Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen of “being…more political than Hillary Clinton.”

While it is possible Donald Trump may still believe this, it is clear his Treasury Secretary does not. Read More

01.25.17- The Seeds of Civil War Are Being Sewn
Dave Hodges

I had held out hope that Fox News was going to begin to report the news in a more balanced manner. This belief was based upon the fact that Rupert Murdock, the owner of Fox News parent corporation, NEWSCORP, had actually covered Trump in a more balanced manner. However, this is not to be the case. The old adage applies, once New World Order, always New World Order.

When I was the one of the first to be told by Paul Preston about CALEXIT, prior to the Presidential election, I immediately recognized this as the very big story that it is. As I printed finding after finding out about the event, I was told that I needed to put on my tin-foil hat and that I was making this scenario up. The stories on CALEXIT were among the least read on The Common Sense Show as the story refused to get much traction. Here is an abbreviated history of the coverage that I tried to bring to this topic. Read More

01.24.17- How Fascism Comes to America
Doug Casey

I think there are really only two good reasons for having a significant amount of money: To maintain a high standard of living and to ensure your personal freedom. There are other, lesser reasons, of course, including: to prove you can do it, to compensate for failings in other things, to impress others, to leave a legacy, to help perpetuate your genes, or maybe because you just can't think of something better to do with your time.

But I'll put aside those lesser motives, which I tend to view as psychological foibles. Basically, money gives you the freedom to do what you'd like – and when, how, and with whom you prefer to do it. Money allows you to have things and do things and can even assist you to be something you want to be. Read More

01.23.17- "Every American Needs To Be Concerned Right Now"
Doug Casey

Making The Chicken Run, Part 1

“Making the chicken run” is what Rhodesians used to say about neighbors who packed up and got out during the ’60s and ’70s, before the place became Zimbabwe. It was considered “unpatriotic” to leave Rhodesia. But it was genuinely idiotic not to.

I’ve written many times about the importance of internationalizing your assets, your mode of living, and your way of thinking. I suspect most readers have treated those articles as they might a travelogue to some distant and exotic land: interesting fodder for cocktail party chatter, but basically academic and of little immediate personal relevance. Read More

1.20.2017- Peak Prosperity News Update
Chris Martenson

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01.20.17- Does the Deep State
Have It in for Trump?

Bill Bonner

Government Sachs

BALTIMORE – Two things. One we understand. The other we don’t. First, you gotta hand it to Wall Street. The financial elite were 1,000% behind Hillary. Then, when Donald Trump won the White House, within minutes, they were in his cabinet.

And then they saw the sign, and it looked like a winner’s sign. And so they embraced the orange interloper without further ado… Read More

01.19.17- Trump vs. the CIA
Paul Craig Roberts

When I read Trump’s defenders, such as Daniel Lazare, having to balance their defense with denunciations of Trump, I think the CIA’s propaganda is working. In his article, Lazare asks the rhetorical question, “Is a military coup in the works?” He then goes on to describe the CIA and presstitute coup against Trump unfolding before our eyes

Having described the unprecedented frame-up of the president-elect of the United States by the CIA and the Western media, Lazare has to square himself with those doing the frame-up:
“This is not to say that the so-called President-elect’s legitimacy is not open to question. . . . Trump is a rightwing blowhard whose absurd babblings about Saudi Arabia, Iran and Yemen reveal a man who is dangerously ignorant about how the world works.” Read More

01.18.17- CIA director slams Trump
for slamming CIA

Jon Rappoport

Note to readers: if the list of names and phrases in this article doesn’t ring any CIA bells, a refresher course is in order…

In case you hadn’t noticed, uttering a politically incorrect comment is now a bigger crime than decimating thousands in a war.

You can bomb a country into submission and chaos, leaving dead and wounded from shore to shore, and that might be counted as a “mistake in judgment”; but using a few loaded words—or in this case—criticizing an intelligence agency—is an earthshaking event that could make the planet spin off-course…Read More

01.17.17- The Seeds of a Potential Assassination
Dave Hodges

U.S. Park Police and D.C. police Wednesday afternoon investigated the two areas where the weapons were found. I have been waiting for a massive law enforcement response, given the timing and location of the following discoveries. Instead, all we are getting are crickets chirping with regard to the response of federal and local law enforcement.

The reason that this is significant because on January 15th, I received a highly credible tip that man was arrested in DC transporting a huge weapons cache in a truck. I have been told by a local official that the event is being covered up from the media and there is no federal involvement to their knowledge. Let’s review the following, of what is known, and evaluate local law enforcement as well as the Feds response to this situations which I believe pose a significant and potential threat to Donald Trump. Read More

01.16.17- D.C. National Guard Chief Fired Days Before Trump Inauguration
Tyler Durden

“It doesn’t make sense to can the general in the middle of an active deployment,” rages D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) after Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, who heads the D.C. National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the inauguration, has been ordered removed from command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president.

Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz’s departure will come in the midst of the presidential ceremony, classified as a national special security event — and while thousands of his troops are deployed to help protect the nation’s capital during an inauguration he has spent months helping to plan. Read More

01.14.17- Should We Recoin the Term Orwellian into Obamian?
Tyler Durden

After US Presdient Barack Obama’s two terms in office it gets increasingly clear for everyone that freedom of speech in the United States can be described as rigid control that the state exercises over the media and journalists, while those who refuse to cooperate with the system find themselves deprived of a chance to publish or promote their articles anywhere.

As it’s been noted in a report drafted by the former editor-in-chief of the Washington Post, Leonard Downie, since the era of Richard Nixon, no American president was as hostile to the media as Barack Obama. The report also notes that the Obama administration has been routinely spying on journalists, while punishing harshly any and all whistleblowers. Read More

01.13.17- Don’t Count On Trump Being Inaugurated
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The Ruling Establishment Does Not Intend For Trump To Become President.

The latest “explosive” fake news is that “multiple US officials with direct knowledge” told CNN that they have “classified documents” that Russia has compromising documents on Trump that would allow them to blackmail the US President. The documents consist of memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative “whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible.”

According to antiwar.com “the dossier claimed several figures in the Trump campaign were in league with the Russian government during the campaign, and that Russia had been conspiring with them to groom Trump as an ally for ‘at least five years.’ Read More

01.12.17- How Globalists Predict Your Behavior
Brandon Smith

The globalists seem to have an overarching obsession with data collection. As we have seen with revelations from multiple government whistle-blowers, the establishment spends most of its time, energy and manpower collecting information not just on known threats to their supremacy, but information on EVERYONE through FISA-based surveillance protocols. This is because the establishment sees every individual as a potential threat.

Thus, the system, without warrant, is programmed to collate data from everywhere, not necessarily to be analyzed on the spot, but to be analyzed later in the event that a specific person rises to a level that poses legitimate harm to the globalist power structure. Read More

01.11.17- The Illuminati and
the House of Rothschild

Johnny Silver Bear

The Devil had originally been an Angel, and, the transgressions that led to this Angel's "fall from grace" were a result of his abuse of his station by conducting dishonest business deals.

There are accounts of other Angels that fell from grace in the New Testament, but the greatest of the fallen angels was known as Lucifer, the 'Bearer of Light' or a (spirit) being of extraordinary brilliance (Isaiah 14:12), 'the Illuminator', or 'the Morning Star'.This is the "invisible" power giving rise to this end time social system (Rev.13:2). Read More

01.10.17- We All Lose: Obama’s Legacy and What It Means for a Trump Presidency
John W. Whitehead

Let’s talk about President Obama’s legacy, shall we?

This was a candidate who was ushered into office promising hope and change, pledging to put an end to the endless wars that were bankrupting the country (he was actually awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in anticipation of his efforts to bring about world peace), and vowing to put an end of the corporate revolving door that had turned our republic into an oligarchy.

Obama leaves our nation worse off than when he took office. Read More

01.09.17- It’s Going to Look Like Caveman Days
Greg Hunter

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01.07.17- Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama Has 14 Days To Start World War III
Jeff Berwick

Barack O’Bomber was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize before he even became President. And he hasn’t had one day of peace in his eight years.

And, he now has 14 days left and appears to be trying to foment World War III with his remaining opportunity.

Long ago O’Bomber accepted the Nobel Peace War, but didn’t do anything to either justify or deserve it. More recently he’s actually done a lot to repudiate it.

In fact, according to an analysis done by the Council on Foreign Relations of Defense Department data, the U.S. dropped over 26,000 bombs in 2016 during Obama’s final year in office! Read More

01.06.17- The Titanic Sails at Dawn: Warning Signs Point to Danger Ahead in 2017
John W. Whitehead

“When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, reliving the same set of circumstances over and over and over again: egregious surveillance, strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, government spying, censorship, retaliatory arrests, the criminalization of lawful activities, warmongering, indefinite detentions, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, etc. Read More

01.05.17- The global debt collapse begins, followed by the rise of fascist, totalitarian government
Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) As Natural News readers know very well, we are one of the very few news publishers in the world that accurately predicted the Donald Trump election victory as well as the left-wing chaos and resistance that followed.

While the entire fakestream media was arrogantly reporting that Hillary Clinton had already won well before election day, I knew that was a lie. I knew everything was rigged and even wrote a popular article listing all the things that were rigged, including the polls, the news, the DNC and the voting machines in Democrat-controlled voting areas. Read More

01.04.17- World's Largest Hedge Fund Manager Slams Mainstream Media's
Fake & Distorted News Epidemic

Tyler Durden

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater - the world's largest hedge fund, has "been reflecting for quite a while on the destructive effects that fake and distorted media are having on our society’s well-being," but it appears a recent Wall Street Journal article about his fund - full of intentional distortions, appears to have pushed the billionaire over the edge at just "how destructive and widespread these 'fake' and 'distorted' agendas are." Read More

01.03.17- “We Can’t Allow You to Keep Your Earnings” Politicians
Dale Netherton

Don’t you find it appalling that there are people who claim they are “serving the public” yet fleece the taxpayer every chance they get?

They say they can’t afford the cost of tax cuts as if the money they are talking about is theirs. They say they are against earmarks but they fight tooth and nail to obtain them with no shame of their hypocrisy. They can’t produce a balanced budget, they have run a debt that cannot be paid and they continue to expect respect for being the equivalent of a mobster. They talk of killing a PFC who obtained some information that showed what a posh ineffectual bunch we have in the Diplomatic corps and they learn nothing when their party gets a “shellacking”. Read More

01.02.17- The Obama Legacy: “Crippling Debt, Massive Unemployment, Welfare-based Society, Deteriorated Infrastructure, Massive Inflation,
And A Worthless Fiat Currency”

Jeremiah Johnson

Rapacity performed by an outgoing Democratic president is intentionally downplayed or simply ignored by the mainstream media.  We saw such unbridled rapacity in the atavistic way the Clintons left the White House when they departed in 2000.  They stole and/or vandalized furniture and furnishings of the White House and left it in a deplorable state.  From a perspective of his official actions, Bill Clinton did things such as pardon Tommy Rich and closed a few loopholes to ensure his Clinton Foundation deals did not fall apart after he surrendered the Oval Office. Read More

12.31.16- Trump Is Exactly Where
the Elites Want Him

Brandon Smith

Cognitive dissonance is a powerful drug. It makes otherwise-very-intelligent people goofy and incoherent in their thinking and blinds them to certain realities that they should normally see right in front of their noses. I witness it all the time in the field of economics — a key piece of logic, a key fact that certain people absolutely refuse to take into account simply because they have a singular idea of how the world works and they cannot allow that idea to ever come into question. They would rather leap into a mental gymnastics routine worthy of an Olympic gold medal than examine the truth. And if you confront them on it, they’ll accuse YOU of being the one in denial. Read More

12.30.16- A Pivotal Year For Mankind
F. William Engdahl

The year 2016 has been pivotal one for mankind. The foreign and economic policies of the USA are in shambles as the Obama era ends. A new President, one with no political experience, takes office in some days having promised to “make America great again.” He has promised to “drain the swamp” of special interest corporate influence in Washington yet has chosen his cabinet from the banks of those special Wall Street interests, has chosen his national security and Pentagon figures from US military generals, and has chosen no fewer than five cabinet members who are billionaires, and seeks counsel of geopolitical architects of war such as Henry Kissinger. Read More

12.29.16- 2017: The Year of the Truth Bomb!
Bill Holter

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always the time to reflect and look forward.  2016 was a tale of two separate years.  The first half (which followed the Fed’s rate hike) saw unsettled markets.  Equities around the world looked like they were unravelling in Jan. and early February.  Sovereign credit markets were generally firm while gold and silver took off like scalded dogs.

Then in the middle of the year, equities rebounded, interest rates started to rise while the gold and silver rallies were contained.  Interestingly, the mining shares which were at one point in May, up 150% ytd, are still up roughly 50% but have been crushed anew. Read More

12.28.16- 2016: The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
John W. Whitehead

What a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year this has been.

Endless wars. Toxic politics. Violence. Hunger. Police shootings. Mass shootings. Economic downturns. Political circuses. Senseless tragedies. Loss. Heartache. Intolerance. Prejudice. Hatred. Apathy. Meanness. Cruelty. Poverty. Inhumanity. Greed.

Here’s just a small sampling of what we’ve suffered through in 2016.

After three years of increasingly toxic politics, the ruling oligarchy won and “we the people” lost Read More

12.27.16- Couple Forced to Destroy 40yo Pond on Their Own Property Because Govt Owns The Rainwater
Claire Bernish

Butte Falls, OR — An Oregon couple has been told they must destroy a 2-acre pond on their land — the property’s most attractive feature — because the government said so.

Although Jon and Sabrina Carey purchased the 10-acre property near Butte Falls two and a half years ago, the pond has been in place for 40 years — but that fact doesn’t matter to the Jackson County Watermaster’s Office.

“I basically bought a lemon,” said Jon, who became teary-eyed at the edge of the partially ice-covered body of water being targeted by government, in an interview with the Mail Tribune. “That’s how they explained it to me.” Read More

12.26.16- Obama Quietly Signs The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act" Into Law
Tyler Durden

Late on Friday, with the US population embracing the upcoming holidays and oblivious of most news emerging from theadministration, Obama quietly signed into law the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes $611 billion for the military in 2017.

Much of the balance of Obama's statement blamed the GOP for Guantanamo's continued operation and warned that "unless the Congress changes course, it will be judged harshly by history," Obama said. Obama also said Congress failed to use the bill to reduce wasteful overhead (like perhaps massive F-35 cost overruns?) or modernize military health care, which he said would exacerbate budget pressures facing the military in the years ahead. Read More

12.24.16- Trumpocalypse? Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies
Michael Snyder

Now that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping.  Fearing that a Trump presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are now stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies.  In fact, even though many had expected a sharp drop in gun sales following Trump’s victory, what actually happened is that fear of what is coming under Trump pushed background checks for gun sales to an all-time record high on Black Friday.  The election of Donald Trump has awakened the left to a degree that we haven’t seen in decades, and some on the left are embracing hardcore survivalism without any apologies. Read More

12.23.16- Fake News? It’s All Fake!
Bill Bonner

BALTIMORE – In January of this year, the Empire Heraldreported that a “meth-addled couple” had eaten a homeless man in New York City’s Central Park. Later, Now8News reported that a can of cookie dough had “exploded in a woman’s vagina”; the woman was alleged to be shoplifting.

The fellows depicted above certainly mesh perfectly with the image of meth-addled cannibals conjured by our imagination… A few interesting questions regarding this event remain unanswered to this day. Did they marinate their meal? Fill it with stuffing? What were their wine and salad choices? Was their dinner roasted on a spit, cooked in a jungle wok the traditional way, or were these pale gourmets connoisseurs of wino tartare? Read More

12.22.16- A Massive Coup Awaits Trump- Every Federal Agency Is Compromised
Dave Hodges

Paul Martin contacted me on Tuesday, December 21, 2016 and told me that he had uncovered information that a contingency of troops, American and foreign, were training in Wyoming, not far from the Colorado border. These troops were training for urban warfare within the United States.

I subsequently interviewed Paul Martin about this and other related matters. The interview concluded at 1130pm on 12/20/2016. During the course of the interview, I simultaneously used a protected system to send out inquiries to sources that I have used before with regard to the “goings-on” in Wyoming with regard to the domestic subjugation training of US citizens. During my interview with Paul Martin, I put out the following message to trusted contacts. Read More

12.21.16- As the Coup Against Trump Fails, the Threat Against His Life Rises
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The use of the presstitute media to deny Trump the Republican presidential nomination failed.

The use of the presstitute media to deny Trump victory in the presidential election failed.

The vote recount failed.

The effort to sway the Electoral College failed.

But the effort continues.

The CIA report on Russia’s alleged interference in the US presidential election ordered by Obama is in process. Faked evidence is a hallmark of CIA operations. Read More

12.20.16- How we become slaves of ‘The System’
Bob Livingston

Almost everything you think and do is against your best interest and you don’t even realize it. It’s planned that way.

The state seeks absolute control of your mind, body and spirit. Can the state succeed? It has, but only a precious few ever know.

Your mind and your thoughts are not your own. Almost every thought you have channels you toward the state. Read More

12.19.16- "A CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes"
Paul Craig Roberts

The below theses are thus far only a general outlay...

  • There is an "elite" coup attempt underway against the U.S. President-elect Trump.

  • The coup is orchestrated by the camp of Hillary Clinton in association with the CIA and neoconservative powers in Congress.

  • The plan is to use the CIA's "Russia made Trump the winner" nonsense to swing the electoral college against him. The case would then be bumped up to Congress. Major neocon and warmonger parts of the Republicans could then move the presidency to Clinton or, if that fails, put Trump's vice president-elect Mike Pence onto the throne. The regular bipartisan war business, which a Trump presidency threatens to interrupt, could continue. Read More

12.17.16- Economic Science Has Been Hijacked
Alice Salles

Principles of Economics, Carl Menger corrected the theoretical mistakes made by the old classical school. At the time, the founder of the Austrian school of economics seemed to want to make economics accessible to everyday people, which may explain why he exemplified the nature of economic value in his book, making sure readers understood that economics revolves around the actions of individuals. Read More

12.16.16- The Federal Reserve And The Destruction of The American Dream
Danielle DiMartino Booth

“Government is a just execution of the laws, which were instituted by the people for their people’s preservation: but if the people’s implements, to whom they have trusted the execution of those laws, or any power for their preservation, should convert such execution to their destruction, have they not the right to resume the power they once delegated, and to punish their servants who have abused it?”

—John Wilkes, The North Briton, October 19, 1762 Read More

12.15.16- Regulation Nation: Where Independence Is Illegal without a Permit
Daisy Luther

These days, you need permission from the government to do just about anything, including feeding yourself or others.

  • Do you own a car? Every year, you must go down to the DMV and pay the government for permission to drive it.

  • Do you own a business? You must register it and pay an annual fee to operate it. Read More

12.14.16- When virtue is the greatest crime
Jon Rappoport

Who are they?

Behind their flaccid smiles is a roaring furnace of anger.

They believe love motivates them. Love, and the worship of some leader who stands for love.

This delusion can topple a society and a civilization.

They have been taught to be good. They been trained in that way, and they embrace their training as both a shield and a sword, as they set out to change the world.

There are millions of them.

Who are they? Read More

12.13.16- Saving Social Security by Lowering Life Expectancy
Dave Gonigam

Today brings new affirmation of our thesis about “the awful way Social Security might be ‘saved.’”

As was laid out 18 months ago in The Daily Reckoning, and before that in the former Apogee Advisory: Aging, well-educated high earners are staying in the workforce longer and contributing to the system. Meanwhile, less-educated low earners are dying off before they can collect much, if anything, from the system.

Now comes word from the National Center for Health Statistics that U.S. life expectancy has fallen for the first time in more than two decades — from 78.9 years to 78.8. It’s the first drop since HIV and AIDS took their heaviest toll in 1993. And it comes after the number had plateaued the preceding three years. The steady increase in U.S. life expectancy going back to the 1970s appears to be over. Read More

12.12.16- Big Money Intends To
Shut Down Our Website

Paul Craig Roberts

Big Money and the US government controlled by Big Money intend to close down Internet truthtellers. As Trump intends to reduce the tensions between nuclear powers, the 200 List prepared by the shadowy Internet site, PropOrNot, is in Trump’s way. Either Trump will be apprised and convinced of the “Russian threat,” or the dissident websites will be promoted to “Muslim apologists” and fall under the ire of Trump’s Iranophobic generals. Read More

12.10.16- Ex-Fed Advisor: Looming Pension Catastrophe Makes It “Hard to Sleep at Night”
Birch Gold Group

Of all the troubling economic issues in the United States today, the current crisis erupting from mismanaged public pension programs stands out as a uniquely menacing threat to Americans’ financial security. Five major cities have filed bankruptcy over pension woes since 2008, and dozens more are teetering on the brink.

Faced with massive budget shortfalls, a rapidly increasing number of beneficiaries, and stagnant rates of return, federal and state pension funds around the country are near their tipping point. Read More

12.09.16- Inflation Is Not About Price Increases
Frank Shostak

There is almost complete unanimity among economists and various commentators that inflation is about general increases in the prices of goods and services. From this it is established that anything that contributes to price increases sets in motion inflation.

A fall in unemployment or a rise in economic activity is seen as a potential inflationary trigger. Some other triggers, such as rises in commodity prices or workers’ wages, are also regarded as potential threats. Read More

12.08.16- This Is the Purge We All Knew Was Coming: "Shutting Down Extremist Content"
Mac Slavo

There have been murmurs about it all along

Someday, they simply wouldn’t allow certain things to remain on the Internet any longer. The potential to reach a global audience with important information, and the idea that it could be in the hands of anyone is just too big.

So it is no surprise that many corporate giants from Silicon Valley are now putting forward a unified front to silence free speech on social media. Hashtags, keywords and flagged accounts, logged in various databases, will be shared and enforced across the web. Shutting down content identified as unacceptable will now be streamlined, and leave unpopular posters with fewer places to peddle their extremist, outside views. Read More

12.07.16- Why Indian-Tribe Sovereignty Is Important
Ryan McMaken

In the midst of the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, Trump's transition team has suggested that it may pursue efforts to "privatize" Indian reservation lands as a way of circumventing regulatory hurdles that stand in the way of Tribal oversight of operations such as drilling and other types of resource extraction. 

Now, "privatization" is one of those words that can mean any number of things, and in this case, the true meaning is especially murky given the complexity of the relationship between Tribal governments and the United States federal government. Read More

12.06.16- Internet Censorship in US and Europe
Is Coordinated

Daily Bell Staff

The EU Is Warning American Tech Giants to Crack Down on Hate Speech Now  …  “They will have to act quickly and make a strong effort in the coming months.” U.S. tech giants including Facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube and Microsoft will have to act faster to tackle online hate speech or face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. -Reuters

Western governments are censoring speech in Europe and the US, an obvious pattern that clearly shows coordination. Read More

12.05.16- Jim Sinclair-Financial Pressure Cooker Bomb Cooking Now
Greg Hunter

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12.03.16- The Shocking Truth About How Barack Obama Was Able To Prop Up The U.S. Economy
Michael Snyder

Barack Obama is one of the biggest “Keynesians” of all time, but unfortunately most Americans don’t even understand what that means. In this article, I am going to share with you the primary reason why Barack Obama has been able to prop up the U.S. economy over the past eight years. If Barack Obama had not taken the extreme measures that he did, we would be in the midst of a historic economic depression right now. But by propping things up in the short-term, he has absolutely demolished our long-term economic future. But like most politicians, Obama has been willing to sacrifice the future for short-term political gain. Read More

12.02.16- The Real Reasons Why Another American Civil War Is Possible
Brandon Smith

You have to hand it to the regressive left, when they conjure propaganda they really know how to run with it. When their indoctrination doesn’t take, and the public stops them cold with a wall of skepticism, they don’t give up! No — the little buggers double down and go for broke!

I would point out, however, that this seemingly boundless drive to forsake all logic and reason in the name of ideology is not due to these people being special in their ambition. Rather, they are following a somewhat successful historic model; the model of communism. And by successful, I mean successfully destructive. Read More

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