Michael Snyder And Other Pro-Trump Candidates For Congress Are Freaking The Establishment Out

Literally dozens of pro-Trump candidates are running for seats in Congress in 2018, and the establishment is really starting to freak out about this. If having Trump in the White House was a nightmare for them, how are they going to respond once his allies start taking control of Capitol Hill? For a very long time I have been saying that the 2018 mid-term elections are going to be the most important in modern American history. They will inevitably be a referendum on Trump and his policies, and I believe that the American people will support Trump wholeheartedly.
Personally, I am running as a pro-Trump candidate in Idaho’s first congressional district. Trump supporters have been flocking to my campaign, and it is absolutely amazing how much momentum we have built up over the past few months.
At first my opponents were very polite to me because they didn’t see me as a threat. But then they started seeing numbers that showed how well I was doing, and now the claws are coming out.
It is funny how the attacks against me and other pro-Trump candidates around the nation sound almost exactly like the attacks that are constantly being hurled at Trump himself. But like Trump, we are refusing to be intimidated and we are keeping our eye on the ball. Our campaign website is getting the most visits of any of the candidates, our Facebook page has the most likes, and we won the most recent online poll by a very wide margin. We need your help to keep the momentum going, because the establishment is likely to continue to hammer me with attacks up until election day.
Other pro-Trump candidates are getting a lot of heat as well. One of the candidates that I really like is Tom Campbell of North Dakota…

This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on December 12th, 2017.

Dude Where’s My Troops? Pentagon Loses Track Of 44,000 Soldiers

“The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force,” said Thomas Jefferson in an 1807 letter to Chandler Price. And what would the nation’s third president and principal author of the Declaration of Independence say of today’s American “global force” deployed across the earth?
America’s “global military presence” is not hyperbole, but a literal fact, as a new Department of Defense study has found that US military personnel are stationed in literally every nation on the earth. The report bluntly confirms that, “The United States has military personnel in nearly every country in the world, ranging from two liaison officers in Fiji to tens of thousands from all of the service branches in Japan and Germany, according to the report.”
But perhaps more important and equally absurd (when one considers the original beginnings of the humble “republic” envisioned by founders like Madison and Jefferson) is the fact that America’s world-wide military presence is such that the Pentagon itself can’t track how many US service members are deployed where. A new bombshell article in Stars and Stripes military newspaper is non-ironically headlined, “Report: 44,000 ‘unknown’ military personnel stationed around the world”.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 9, 2017.

Don’t Just Give Thanks. Pay It Forward One Act Of Kindness At A Time

It’s been a hard, heart-wrenching, stomach-churning kind of year filled with violence and ill will.
It’s been a year of hotheads and blowhards and killing sprees and bloodshed and takedowns.
It’s been a year in which tyranny took a step forward and freedom got knocked down a few notches.
It’s been a year with an abundance of bad news and a shortage of good news.
It’s been a year of too much hate and too little kindness.
Now we find ourselves approaching that time of year when, as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln proclaimed, we’re supposed to give thanks as a nation and as individuals for our safety and our freedoms.
It’s not an easy undertaking.
How do you give thanks for freedoms that are constantly being eroded? How do you express gratitude for one’s safety when the perils posed by the American police state grow more treacherous by the day? How do you come together as a nation in thanksgiving when the powers-that-be continue to polarize and divide us into warring factions?
It’s not going to happen overnight. Or with one turkey dinner. Or with one day of thanksgiving.
Thinking good thoughts, being grateful, counting your blessings and adopting a glass-half-full mindset are fine and good, but don’t stop there.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 23, 2017.

134 Earthquakes Strike The San Andreas Fault As The Shaking Of The Earth’s Crust Intensifies

Within the last 7 days, 134 earthquakes ‘have hammered a three-mile stretch around Monterey County on the San Andreas fault’. 17 of those earthquakes were of magnitude 2.5 or greater, and many believe that these quakes could be a warning sign that a much bigger quake is imminent. Let’s hope not, because when the ‘Big One’ finally strikes California we will witness devastation on a scale that is unlike anything that we have seen before in modern American history. The Northridge earthquake of 1994 was crippling, but it was only a magnitude 6.7 quake. Experts tell us that when the ‘Big One’ finally hits, we could be looking at a quake of magnitude 9.0 or greater, and such a disaster would make the Northridge earthquake look like a Sunday picnic.
The San Andreas fault stretches for more than 700 miles along the California coast, and in a previous article I discussed how seismologists have warned that it could potentially ‘unzip all at once’. There is a reason why it is one of the most famous earthquake faults in the entire world, and all of the shaking that we have seen over the past 7 days has many scientists deeply concerned…
In the last week 134 earthquakes have hammered a three-mile stretch around Monterey County on the San Andreas fault.
Of those earthquakes, 17 were stronger than 2.5 magnitude and six of them were stronger than 3.0, with more tremors expected in the coming weeks, experts warn.
It follows fears raised last week that the ‘Big One’ is about to hit after a series of ten ‘mini quakes’ struck the same area.

This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on November 22nd, 2017.

Utopian fantasies vs. a better world

‘When you come to the subject of who should ‘fix things,’ the government or private individuals, you could throw up your hands and confess that neither choice works, in which case you’re left with a terminal disease, and a fine excuse for doing nothing; or you could refer back to the principles of the Republic, and understand why the Founders put chains on government, and you might a find a clue for navigating out of the maze.’ (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
This piece is for anyone who can understand it – but it’s also for THE ENTREPRENEUR, who in his soul wants to do something large and bright and radical and successful, to turn the tide of human affairs in an enormously good direction and, yes, still make a substantial profit.
And no, ‘the universe’ doesn’t rule out those two motives existing side by side.
The United States was created as a Republic.
That meant severely limited central government.
Why?
Because the Founders knew the long experience of Europe: overarching tyrannies; bloated kings emboldened with the doctrine of divine right to rule; theocracies; gigantic theft of land; force, coercion; slavery.
The new 18th century American central government, through enumerated powers and checks and balances, had to be limited and even hamstrung.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on November 19, 2017.

Air-Brushing Guns Out of American History, 1770-1848

I hope you have read the most important novel of the 20th century, George Orwell’s 1984. You may recall that the main character, Winston, works for a branch of the government whose job is changing history books, and even old newspapers, to make the past match the Party’s ever changing present.
Revising history isn’t always bad. History does change as historians reexamine the evidence. One recent example: it used to be taught that the first slaves in the American colonies were Africans sold from a Dutch ship docked in Virginia. Recent examination of old documents shows that they may not have been slaves once on shore. Within a few decades, at least some of those Africans were free men, plantation owners, and – slave owners.
But revising history to change the present is just as bad as it was in 1984. In 1996, the Journal of American History, which is the journal for American history professors, published an article by then-respected Professor Michael Bellesiles of Emory University in Atlanta. His article claimed that conventional wisdom about guns in early America was all wrong. He said guns were rare; most Americans hated guns; hunting was almost unknown; gun ownership was very tightly regulated; and because there were so few guns, murder (except of blacks and Indians) was very rare. Gun murders were especially rare. To prove his gun scarcity claim, his article contained a graph that he said showed how rarely guns appeared in probate inventories, which recorded what people owned when they died. Even those guns were usually described as broken or rusty. His article’s point was that the NRA’s version of history and gun culture was a modern invention. If guns were rare and hated back then, and tightly regulated, then the Second Amendment could not possibly protect an individual right. In 2000, the prestigious Alfred A. Knopf published a book-length version of Bellesiles’ article titled Arming America. It was awash in positive reviews and glowing comments about ‘this book changes everything’ meaning about gun control. Someone sent me a copy. After reading through the first few chapters, about the Colonial period, I found myself saying, ‘This sounds wrong.’ Then I got to a chapter where Bellesiles wrote that a review of 80 travel accounts from early America found that travelers did not notice that they were surrounded by guns and violence. So I flipped to the endnote where he listed those travel accounts, some of which I had read. I knew his claim was false.

This post was published at Gary North on November 11, 2017.

Mission Creep In Darkest Africa

The British Empire, which at the end of the 19th century ruled one quarter of the earth’s land surface, is long gone. But its robust successor and heir, the United States, has set about enlarging it.
As I sought to explain in my last book ‘American Raj – How the US Rules the Muslim World,’ the US imperium exerts its power by controlling tame, compliant regimes around the world and their economies. They are called ‘allies’ but, in fact, should be more accurately termed satrapies or vassal states. Many states are happy to be prosperous US vassals, others less so.
The US power system has successfully dominated much of the world, except of course for great powers China, Russia and India. Germany and much of Western Europe remains in thrall to post WWII US power. The same applies to Canada, Latin America, Australia, and parts of SE Asia.
There is one part of the globe that has remained free from heavy US influence since 1945, sub-Saharan Africa. But this fact is clearly changing as the US military expands its operations the width and breadth of the Dark Continent.
We are seeing a rerun of the fine old 1930’s film, ‘Beau Geste’ which was taken from a cracking good 1924 Victorian novel by C. Percival Wren. Set in French North Africa, Wren’s dashing French Legionnaires end up defending a remote fort against masses of hostile Arab and Berber tribesman.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 9, 2017.

Thomas Jefferson comments on fake news

Thomas Jefferson comments on fake news
The current campaign, waged by politicians, media leaders, and their social media partners, against independent media, is an act of sheer desperation.
The tonnage of fake news, spewed from the most prestigious media outlets, has cracked its own foundations.
The public is waking up.
So did Thomas Jefferson, more than 200 years ago.
Here is a progression of Jefferson’s thoughts, over a 20-year period:
‘Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.’ (28 January 1786)
‘The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them.’ (January 16, 1787)
‘Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. . . . I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors.’ (June 11, 1807)

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on November 7, 2017.

What American thinkers once wrote about The Individual

‘It’s instructive to read what authors wrote about core values a hundred or two hundred years ago, because then you can appreciate what has happened to the culture of a nation. You can grasp the enormous influence of planned propaganda, which changes minds, builds new consensus, and exiles certain disruptive thinkers to the margins of society. You can see what has been painted over, with great intent, in order to promote tyranny that proclaims a greater good for all.’ (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Here I present several statements about the individual, written in 19th century America. The authors, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and James Fenimore Cooper were prominent figures. Emerson, in his time, was the most famous.
‘All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.’ James Fenimore Cooper
‘The less government we have, the better, – the fewer laws, and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of [by] formal Government, is, the influence of private character, the growth of the Individual.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘The former generations…sacrificed uniformly the citizen to the State. The modern mind believed that the nation existed for the individual, for the guardianship and education of every man. This idea, roughly written in revolutions and national movements, in the mind of the philosopher had far more precision; the individual is the world.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on Nov 6, 2017.

At Least 25 Confirmed Dead In Texas After Deadliest Church Shooting In American History; Shooter Identified

‘Today we come together to remember the fallen and we will not forget them for the rest of our life’ pic.twitter.com/rkl0IqSNSP
— Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) November 6, 2017

Update (8:00 pm ET): A candlelit vigil is being held to remember the victims of today’s shooting…
Update (7:20 pm ET): The New York Times has published a list of notable mass shootings that have taken place at churches in the US in recent years. They include:
Sept. 24, 2017, Antioch Tenn.: A gunman carrying two pistols opened fire as Sunday services were ending at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, killing one person and wounding seven others; he also pistol-whipped a church usher who confronted him. The gunman, identified as Emanuel K. Samson, shot and wounded himself, the police said; he was taken into custody.
June 17, 2015, Charleston, S. C.: Nine people who had gathered for Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a landmark black church in Charleston, were shot and killed at the landmark black church in Charleston by a white gunman, identified by the police as Dylann Storm Roof, who was arrested the next day. A 10th person was wounded. The dead included the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, the church’s pastor and a prominent state senator.
May 31, 2009, Wichita, Kan.: A gunman shot and killed an usher in the foyer of the Reformation Lutheran Church as he handed out church bulletins after services. The usher was Dr. George Tiller, one of the few doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions. The assailant, Scott Philip Roeder, an anti-abortion activist, fled the scene and was arrested three hours later; he was convicted of murder in 2010 and sentenced to life in prison.
Dec. 9, 2007, Colorado.: A gunman shot two people at the Youth With a Mission Center at Arvada, near Denver, and then killed five people 12 hours later at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, before he was shot by a volunteer security guard, the police said. The gunman, identified as Matthew Murray, died at the scene of the second shooting. The police said he was carrying two assault rifles, three handguns and 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 5, 2017.

Can the Feds Prosecute Foreigners if Their Actions Are Legal Where They Are?

I am in Switzerland this week interacting with and lecturing to students and faculty at the University of Zurich. The subject of our work is the U. S. Constitution and its protections of personal liberty.
In most countries, government has begrudgingly granted snippets of personal liberty to keep those who are demanding it at bay. Throughout history, kings and other tyrants have, from time to time, given in to pressures from folks to recognize their natural rights. These instances of ‘power granting liberty,’ as the practice has come to be known, usually have come about to avoid further bloodshed.
In the United States and in Switzerland, however, the opposite took place. In both countries, sovereign states came together to establish a central government peacefully. This model is known as ‘liberty granting power.’ Indeed, the Swiss Constitution is modeled on our own, whereby free and independent states delegated some of their sovereignty to a new, limited central government.
Today, however, the two countries are embroiled in a below-the-radar dispute over whether U. S. federal courts can try Swiss nationals who have diligently followed Swiss law and who have never been in the U. S.
Here is the back story.
When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he included a section he would later refer to as the indictment of British King George III. It characterized the ‘long train of abuses and usurpations’ designed by the king to ‘harass our people, and eat out their substance.’ This was harsh language, even by today’s standards.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on Oct 31, 2017.

Is It Insanity, Evil, or Both that Has the Western World in Its Grip

As the presstitute media has no allegiance to truth, one has to wonder if we can even believe obituaries.
For what it is worth, perhaps nothing, the presstitutes report that three US aircraft carrier battle groups are off North Korea or on the way there.
What for? Why are the morons in Washington following the 19th century British practice of sending warships? This is juvenile. China has already said that China will allow no attack on North Korea unless Korea strikes first. The Russians have indicated their opposition as well. Both China and Russia have missiles that can wipe out the three aircraft battle groups at will. So what is the point of sending obsolete ships, like the battleships anchored in Pearl Harbor for the Japanese, other than to have them obliterated and to use their demise as an excuse to start World War III?
The two-bit punk Washington puppet, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg, has declared that ‘We recognize that Europe has also entered the North Korean missile range, and NATO member states are already in danger.’ Remember, this was the same lie told about Europe being in range of non-existent Iranian missiles, an excuse for putting US missiles on Russia’s border just as North Korea is being used to put US missiles on China’s border.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on October 30, 2017.

FAKE NEWS ON STEROIDS: CNN ‘REPORTER’ IS PERSONAL FRIENDS WITH TRUMP DOSSIER DISINFORMATION ARTISTS AT FUSION GPS

Another day, another round of evidence that authorities and the hotel’s involved are conducting a massive cover-up of what actually happened in Las Vegas during the worst mass shooting in American history.
The latest round of revelations comes in the form of a Fox News report that details the fact that MGM has sequestered security guard Jesus Campos in one of their hotels so that he is unable to speak to anyone or really do anything at all without the hotel itself knowing. Keep in mind, MGM already made Campos conduct a softball interview with Ellen while cancelling his other media appearances.
Can you say cover-up?!
‘The arrangement has led to speculation that MGM wants to prevent the media from questioning Campos about the Oct. 1 massacre, in which a gunman opened fire from a hotel owned by the company. Campos, who was shot in a leg during the rampage that killed 58 people and injured more than 500, is on paid leave while he recovers,’ reported Fox News.
An attorney for one of the victims told Fox that he believes that the MGM is keeping Campos in one of their hotels so he is unable to accidentally say something ‘problematic.’ One can assume what we are actually talking about here is the supposed hero security guard speaking to any media outlet that would question his story. (since his story on its a face is complete nonsense)

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on OCTOBER 28, 2017.