CNN Calls Anyone Who Disagrees With Them a Fascist

Jennifer Lawrence, who came out in 2015 and said that if Trump became President it would be the ‘end of the world’ has finally come out and said the politically polarized country needs to come together because ‘we can’t continue this divide and anger.’
‘There needs to be a bridge,’ she told in an interview with Vogue Magazine. ‘There are issues affecting us as human beings, not as liberals and not as Republicans. We have to protect the foundation of this country, and acceptance.’
The violent events of the White Supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia which illustrated men brandishing torches to Nazi insignia and camouflage-clad heavily-armed men who looked like soldiers ready for the battlefield. The men appearing to be soldiers were members of armed militia organizations, who say they went to Charlottesville to provide order at the protest. The hatred building up on both sides is escalating out of control. The White Supremacist who drove a car into a crowd is just an example of this hatred is rising. The more each side responds to the other only ensures that the violence will continue to escalate. It is by no means just the alt-right who has form militias. They left has also formed armed militias and they are anti-rich and are Marxists seeking to as always confiscate the wealth (see Redneck Revolt).

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Aug 17, 2017.

How Welfare States Make Us Less Civilized

Throughout history, the state has justified itself on the grounds that it is necessary to protect us from others whose habits and beliefs – we are meant to believe – are dangerous. For millennia, this fiction was easy to maintain because most people interacted so little with people outside their nearly autarkic – and therefore impoverished – communities.
But, with the rise of industrialization and international trade in recent centuries, the state’s claim that it is necessary to keep us ‘safe’ from outsiders has become increasingly undermined.
Much of this is thanks to the fact that in order to benefit from the market, one must engage in activities designed to serve others and anticipate their needs. As a result, trade increases our understanding for both members of our community and even the stranger; it also makes us realize that other people are much like us. Even if they speak strange languages or have odd customs and traditions.
The Market Order and Civilization This is in essence Say’s Law, or the Law of Markets, which states that in the market we produce in order to trade with others so that we can thereby, indirectly, satisfy our own wants: our demand for goods in the market is constituted by our supply of goods to it. In order to effectively satisfy other people’s wants we need to not only communicate with them, but understand them. If we don’t, then we’re wasting our productive efforts for a random result. Obviously, we’d benefit personally from learning what other people want, both their present wants and anticipated future wants, and then produce it for them.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on August 17, 2017.

FBI ‘Reopens’ FOIA Case On Lynch-Clinton Tarmac Meeting After Getting Caught In Lie

Last October Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) received the following letter from the FBI regarding his FOIA request for any documents related to the now-infamous Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting in June 2016. The letter quite simply stated there were “no records responsive to your request.”
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Of course, since the DOJ has subsequently provided numerous documents which include email traffic with various FBI officials (see: FOIA Dump Reveals Collusion Between Lynch, FBI And Media To Bury Bill Clinton Meeting), we now know that the FBI’s original response was either (i) just a simple reflection of their complete incompetence (best case) or (ii) an outright lie (worst case).
Alas, it seems as though the FBI has finally admitted in a new letter sent to Sekulow that maybe, just maybe, there are “records potentially responsive to your request” and, as such, they’ve ‘reopened’ the case to search for those records.
“…your request has been reopened under the FOIPA number listed above as the FBI has determined records potentially responsive to your request may exist. We are currently in the process of searching for any responsive material.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 17, 2017.

Europe: Migrant Crisis Reaches Spain

“The biggest migration movements are still ahead: Africa’s population will double in the next decades. A country like Egypt will grow to 100 million people, Nigeria to 400 million. In our digital age with the internet and mobile phones, everyone knows about our prosperity and lifestyle.” – German Development Minister Gerd Mller. “Young people all have cellphones and they can see what’s happening in other parts of the world, and that acts as a magnet.” – Michael Mller, Director of the United Nations office in Geneva. “If we do not manage to solve the central problems in African countries, ten, 20 or even 30 million immigrants will arrive in the European Union within the next ten years.” – Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament. Spain is on track to overtake Greece as the second-biggest gateway for migrants entering Europe by sea. The sudden surge in migration to Spain comes amid a crackdown on human smuggling along the Libya-Italy sea route, currently the main migrant point of entry to Europe.
The westward shift in migration routes from Greece and Italy implies that Spain, situated only ten miles from Africa by sea, may soon find itself at the center of Europe’s migration crisis.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 17, 2017.

The U.S. Military Will Be Conducting ‘A Major Military Exercise’ On The Korean Peninsula During The Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, approximately 25,000 U. S. troops will join ‘tens of thousands’ from the South Korean military to conduct a ‘major military exercise’ that is already triggering threats from North Korea. Considering the fact that any sort of provocation could cause a nuclear war to erupt on the Korean peninsula, is this really a wise thing to do? The more research that I do on this upcoming solar eclipse, the stranger things become. When I first started hearing about this eclipse many months ago, I didn’t pay too much attention, but now after looking into it extensively I do believe that it is going to be quite significant.
And I didn’t even know about this major military exercise that will happen during the eclipse until today. The following comes from MSN…
The U. S. military is preparing to launch a major military exercise with South Korea in coming days, and faces a dangerous balancing act: How do you reassure allies in the region that you are ready for a war with North Korea without provoking an actual conflict in the process?
The annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercise is scheduled for 10 days beginning Aug. 21, and will include about 25,000 U. S. troops along with tens of thousands of South Koreans. The exercise focuses on defending South Korea against an attack from the north, and each year triggers threats and rebukes from North Korea. But it comes at an especially sensitive time now, following the exchange of a series of threats between President Trump and North Korea.

This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on August 16th, 2017.

CHAOS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE: NO ONE GAVE PEACE A CHANCE, INCLUDING THE POLICE

‘What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? … No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders … an uncontrolled or uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of the people … Whenever any American’s life is taken by another American unnecessarily – whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence – whenever we tear at the fabric of life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, the whole nation is degraded.’ – Robert Kennedy
Let’s be clear about one thing: no one – not the armed, violent, militant protesters nor the police – gave peace a chance during the August 12 demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va.
What should have been an exercise in free speech quickly became a brawl.
It’s not about who threw the first punch or the first smoke bomb.
It’s not about which faction outshouted the other, or which side perpetrated more violence, or even which group can claim to be the greater victim.
One young woman is dead because of the hate, violence, intolerance, racism and partisanship that is tearing this country apart, and it has to stop.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 16, 2017.

THAT OBNOXIOUS TELEMARKETING CALL MIGHT HAVE EARNED YOU $900 – HERE’S HOW

You probably have never heard a friend or loved one wax poetic on the exciting deals offered by an unsolicited telemarketing call – and for good reason – considering the folks on the other end of the line collectively possess an uncanny talent for interrupting dinner.
In fact, aggressive robocalls led to a class action settlement – one which you may be able to claim.
Philip Charvat originally filed the lawsuit, contending Resort Marketing Group breached the Telephone Consumer Protection Act with its robotic calls he had not agreed in advance to receive.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 16, 2017.

5 Charts To Remove The Bubble ‘Blinders’

The stock market continues to show volatile signs of a market bubble. Here’s five charts that show that a very real bubble is on the horizon.
1. Economic Bubbles and The Breadwinner Economy
Former Congressman and Reagan’s budget director, David Stockman highlights that, ‘Another month has passed in which the number of Breadwinner jobs remain below where it was when Bill Clinton was in the White House. Since then two presidents have come and gone, and now possibly a third. Yet there are still 300,000 fewer jobs in the productive center of the U. S. economy than there were in early 2001.’
Stockman levels, ‘This suggests something isn’t right, and that point is further driven home by the pancaking of the industrial economy over the last decade. Specifically, industrial production in June was still lower than at the pre-crisis peak’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 16, 2017.

3 SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE A PAWN OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER

The mother lode of all conspiracies is the New World Order. In essence, it is a high-level, multi-generational plan to render all sovereign national governments subservient to an unelected, supranational, authoritarian world government. In this scheme, the people of planet earth will be micro managed with strict social, technological and financial controls. It is the total consolidation of global power into the hands of a ruthless, minority elite who aim to rape the planet and enslave the human race.
They can’t do it alone, though, they need your help. They need witting and unwitting minions to set the brush fires of revolutionary change in our towns and cities. They need pawns to agitate and disrupt the relative peace, and to upend the status quo with turmoil. They need senseless, animal-like violence, caught on camera and replayed ad infinitum on cable news and social media. They need terror, of both the foreign and domestic variety. They need fear in the streets, and fear in the minds of the proles.
Most of all, though, they need you to create chaos, so that they can bring order.
The powers that be, those demons of the deep state, those orchestrators of fear, famine, debt and war, cannot achieve their plan without leading the masses into confusion and disarray, for only then will the masses demand an end to their own freedoms and privacy. And sadly, it appears their army of minions is growing in strength and audacity.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 16, 2017.

NC Governor: “Monuments Should Come Down”; Durham Antifa Leader Charged With Felony

On Tuesday evening North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper posted a public statement to the website Medium, weighing in on the now raging Confederate memorials controversy: “These monuments should come down,” he said. Cooper further called for the state legislature to repeal a law which seeks to prevent state and local authorities from removing them permanently. Cooper published the statement in the wake of a Confederate statue being unlawfully removed by protesters in Durham as local police reportedly stood by.
On Monday Americans beheld the spectacle of an angry mob pulling down the nearly century old Confederate memorial in front the historic Durham County Court House in North Carolina with no police in sight. Hundreds of antifa protesters which had converged at the location for what organizers called an “emergency protest” in response to racial violence turned fatal in Virginia over the weekend surrounded the monument – a bronze statue of a lone Confederate soldier marching – and quickly pulled it down using a heavy duty rope. The 15-feet tall monument was erected in 1924 and engraved at the base with the words, ‘In memory of ‘the boys who wore the gray.’ ‘
But on Tuesday the Durham County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of the leaders and organizers of the event, Takiya Thompson, a 22-year old student who is depicted in the video as tying the rope around the statue. Thompson was assisted by a few others as she brought a ladder to the base from the back and ascended to the top with the rope – after which the statue and a stone base came crashing down with protesters immediately kicking and spitting on the toppled bronze soldier to the cheers of the crowd.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 16, 2017.

Both Wall Street and Its Regulators Fire Whistleblowers

According to continuing reports from the trenches, buttressed by a Bloomberg News article out today by Neil Weinberg, Wall Street’s largest firms are still firing whistleblowers for having the temerity to bring corrupt conduct to their superiors’ attention – despite whistleblower protection statutes embedded in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
One Dodd-Frank provision expressly prohibits retaliation against whistleblowers and provides whistleblowers legal remedies if they are discharged or retaliated against. Another section provides potentially hefty awards through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) if the whistleblower provides original information leading to a successful enforcement action that results in sanctions of over $1 million.
Just this past April, the Board of Barclays, a big player on Wall Street, had to admit that it had hired an outside law firm to investigate its own CEO’s handling of a whistleblower. At the time, Jes Staley had been CEO of Barclays for just 15 months but had formerly spent three decades in executive positions at America’s largest Wall Street bank – JPMorgan Chase. According to the official statement released by Barclays, Staley had gone on the hunt to root out the identity of an internal whistleblower who had sent anonymous letters regarding a colleague. Staley had the audacity to use both an internal security group at the bank and U. S. law enforcement in his effort to unmask the whistleblower. Staley was not fired for his conduct – he was simply given a written reprimand by the Board and had his bonus cut.

This post was published at Wall Street On Parade on August 16, 2017.

It takes a village to ruin everything

Here is a formula for you: ‘smaller problem, bigger solution.’
It’s quite an elite formula, and I’ll explain it as I go along.
‘Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.’ (David Rockefeller, Memoirs 2003)
In a future sea of darkness, the islands of light, toward which people desperately grope, are clusters of buildings occupied by mega-corporations and government agencies.
To achieve a measure of survival, people seek those islands and the jobs that come with them.
When you sign on and are accepted, you pledge a loyalty that knows no bounds, because there is no viable alternative. You cease worrying about the crimes your employer is committing, because you are safe, you are out of the darkness, and you want to stay there.
What would cause this future to come to pass? Many answers have been offered. I’ll add a factor to the list.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on August 15, 2017.

Korean War Part II: Why It’s Probably Going To Happen

Though a lot of people in my line of work (alternative economic and geopolitical analysis) tend to be accused of “doom mongering,” I have to say personally I am not a big believer in “doom.” At least, not in the way that the accusation insinuates. I don’t believe in apocalypse, Armageddon or the end of the world, nor do I even believe, according to the evidence, that a global nuclear conflict is upon us. In fact, it annoys me that so many people seem desperate to imagine those conclusions whenever a crisis event takes shape.
I think the concept of “apocalypse” is rather lazy – unless we are talking about a fantastical movie scenario, like a meteor the size of Kentucky or Michelle Obama’s Adam’s apple hurtling towards the Earth. Human civilization is more likely to change in the face of crisis rather than end completely.
I do believe in massive sea changes in societies and political dynamics. I believe in the fall of nations and empires. I believe in this because I have seen it perpetually through history. What I see constant evidence of is that many of these sea changes are engineered by establishment elitists in government and finance. What I see is evidence of organized psychopathy and an agenda for total centralization of power. When I stumble upon the potential for economic disaster or war, I always ask myself “what is the narrative being sold to the public, what truth is it distracting us from and who REALLY benefits from the calamity.”

This post was published at Alt-Market on Wednesday, 16 August 2017.

Inside The Opioid Crisis That You’re Not Allowed To See

Via StockBoardAsset.com,
Earlier this month, U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveiled a plan to go after doctors and pharmacies suspected of healthcare fraud by oversubscribing opioids. America’s opioid epidemic killed 33,000 people in 2015 making it the worst drug crisis in our history. Last week, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency allowing the executive branch to direct funds towards treatment facilities and supplying police officers with naloxone.
As a socio-economist on the front lines of the opioid crisis in Baltimore, Maryland, I am about to take you through an opioid experience like you’ve never seen before. We’re going to travel into the inner city of Baltimore and interview current and former addicts of opioids and heroin. Some of these individuals used heroin 15-minutes before the cameras started rolling.
These individuals have never been given the chance to tell their story until now. Baltimore’s mainstream news is not allowed to share this because it breaks the narrative that everything is awesome. It turns out that Baltimore could have the largest methadone clinic in the United States called Turning Point Clinic. Each of the interviewees are current and past patients of the clinic and speak very negatively about it. A similar description of Baltimore is heard from each of the interviewees of a hellacious city with decades of deindustrialization, drug abuse, and violent crime.
In the first video, three women who are current or past addicts of opioids tell the story of clinics, doctors, and pharmacies flooding the street of Baltimore with opioids. Gina mainly speaks about the Turning Point Clinic – how a preacher who operates the facility went from ‘nothing to now wearing $1000 gators, flying private jets, and driving Bentleys’. As described by one of the women, it looks like ‘zombie-land’ outside of the clinic.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 15, 2017.