Tightening and Frightening
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

The Donald Trump I know is a smart guy who often thinks a few steps ahead of those whose will he is trying to bend. But I lately wonder whether he grasps the gravity of the legal peril that is beginning to show up around him. In the past week, we learned of an unfiltered public confession of frustration and weakness among his lawyers and we learned that his former chief confidant and campaign manager is about to be indicted. This is very bad news for President Trump. Here is the back story. Trump has hired two experienced Washington criminal … Continue reading

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America’s Hamiltonian Empire of Lies
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

In his essay, “Anatomy of the State,” Murray Rothbard wrote of how states preserve their power with a number of tools, most notably an alliance with “intellectuals.”  In return for power, positions, and pelf, the “intellectuals” work diligently to persuade “the majority” that “their government is good, wise and, at least, inevitable.”  This is the “the vital stock task of the intellecuals.”  The “molding of opinion” is what “the State most desperately needs” if it is to maintain is powers, wrote Rothbard.  The citizens themselves do not invent theories of the benevolent state; that is the job of the “intellectuals.” … Continue reading

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The Scam Known as Social Security Trust Funds
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

A site member posted this: A couple reports by the Congressional Research Service…”Maintaining financial balance after trust fund insolvency would require substantial reductions in Social Security benefits, substantial increases in income, or some combination of the two. The trustees project that following insolvency of the combined funds in 2034, Congress could restore balance by reducing scheduled benefits by about 23%; the required reduction would grow gradually to 27% by 2091. Alternatively, Congress could raise the Social Security payroll tax rate from 12.4% to 16.0% following insolvency in 2034, then gradually increase it to 16.9% by 2091.” Social Security: What Would … Continue reading

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The Biggest Lie
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

What we really need for 9/11 truth is to open the files of the CIA, NSA and FBI, and we need it for truth in many other realms too. The Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have a petition that seeks a new and truly independent investigation. This is a step in the right direction. We need far more than that. We need to penetrate the secrecy of the CIA and NSA on a timely and complete basis, not 50 years after the fact and only partially. Their files have to be opened. We cannot let the government continue to … Continue reading

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The God That Failed
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

Review by Sondra Hixon: This book deserves 5 stars for being not only well written but also the only book as yet of its kind. It is a benign ideological argument for a more benign system, deconstructing the myth that the American-style republic is the best of all possible worlds. Hoppe has proven prescient, as he wrote this treatise at the beginning of the current millennium when the United States was still riding high and triumphant as the world’s ‘hyperpower.’ The malaise and breakdown that have set in since then have brought to light the hollow nature of America’s hubristic crowing … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Ironic?
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

Donald Trump gave his first speech at the United Nations. Irony: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. Henry Watson Fowler, in The King’s English, says, “any definition of irony—though hundreds might be given, and very few of them would be accepted—must include this, that the surface meaning and the underlying meaning of what is said are not the same.” Also, Eric Partridge, in Usage and Abusage, writes that “Irony consists in stating the contrary of what is meant.” Let’s examine Trump’s speech; his words will be in italics, below. Verbal Irony Time … Continue reading

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We’re Living in the Bizzaro World
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

This is the way things look to me. The left—those folks who I had mistakenly thought were supposed to be opposed to the status quo—have strangely sided with the establishment powers-that-be since Donald Trump won the election. Buy Gold at Discounted Prices And as bad as Trump is—draining the swamp with one hand, and filling it with the other—he has at least at times engaged in some swamp draining! Further these people have the audacity to call themselves “The Resistance”! I’m not sure this has happened before. A group of rabble rousers rallying to the cause of the Status Quo? … Continue reading

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Civilizational Disaster
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

225 years ago, September 21, 1792, the French revolutionaries proclaimed France a “republic.” It is what is known historically as the French “First Republic.” A monarchy over nine centuries old was simply scrapped. The modern man likes to think of this as progress. It is what freed the French from the tyranny of the monarchy; it is what gave the French their rights; and subsequently it freed the rest of the West as well. Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn tells us otherwise: One shouldn’t forget that much of what may appear positive to us today – liberality, intellectuality, humanitarianism – had all … Continue reading

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Trump’s UN Declaration of War
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

Trump’s UN speech makes it clear that Trump’s presidency, in terms of his campaign promise to remove Washington from the “policeman of the world” role, exit the Middle East, and repair the damaged relations with Russia, is over. The CIA and the military/security complex are in full control of the US government. Trump has accepted his captivity and his assigned role as the enforcer of Washington’s hegemony over every other country. Washington uber alles is the only foreign policy that Washington pursues. At the UN Trump actually threatened to wipe North Korea off of the face of the earth. He added to … Continue reading

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Trump Was Right All Along
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

CNN, which had previously denounced President Donald Trump’s claims that he had been wiretapped at Trump Tower, reported late on Monday that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was tapped by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Depending on the political inclinations of the journalists covering the story, the tale has been framed as either a vindication of Trump’s generally derided claims that Trump Tower was wiretapped by the Obama Administration or yet another bit of evidence demonstrating that Team Trump was in collusion to with the Russians to influence the results of the presidential election. Insofar as can be determined given … Continue reading

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Forced To Homeschool in a Crisis?
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

A new school year is almost here. If your children attend school outside your home, have you ever thought about what would happen if their school was closed for an extended period of time? The most likely to occur disastrous events don’t have a long duration before order begins to be restored. Natural disasters can be devastating, but most are relatively localized and the response and recovery time is a couple weeks to a month at the longest. Your children might miss some school, but the time is usually made up at the end of the year or possibly by extending the … Continue reading

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2 Health Indicators You Need To Know
09/20/2017 09:01 PM

By Dr. Mercola While many health screens and lab tests are overrated or unnecessary, there are a few that are vitally important, such as vitamin D. I recommend checking your vitamin D level at least twice a year. Two other really important tests are serum ferritin (which measures stored iron) and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase or sometimes called gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT; a liver enzyme correlated with iron toxicity, disease risk and all-cause mortality). By monitoring your serum ferritin and GGT levels and taking steps to lower them if they’re too high, you can avoid serious health problems. For adults, I strongly recommend getting a … Continue reading

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