Me Thinks You Doth Protest Too Much

I wrote the other day on a bestselling author who had written an op-ed on a person who sideswiped his parked car. He was lamenting that the police observed that “People just aren’t honest anymore.”
His challenge was to ask the person who hit his vehicle to prove that wrong.
I went after him, and I believe justly so, pointing out just a handful of the myriad scams and frauds (that is, dishonesty) that permeates literally every nook and cranny of our society today.
Jason has written some pretty decent little puff pieces for Fox as of late. But I gotta tell you — I still think I’m spot on with my commentary, and here’s why.
The simple fact of the matter is that it is Jason, and you, and I, and the rest of us, that make all these scams and schemes possible. We do it through our silence, we do it by participating, we do it when we advocate for or support forcibly taking someone’s money to hand to another in the form of food stamps or AFDC, Section 8, Medicaid or otherwise. We do it when we go along with Obamacare or even allow the “traditional” health insurance rip-off model to function. We do it when we accept the claim that “2% inflation” is proper, even though that is admitting to the wanton and intentional destruction of value of what we have previously earned and, absent such intentional interference purchasing power would increase as technology improves instead. We allow politicians to run ponzi schemes that must mathematically fail and impoverish our children, grandchildren and those not yet born — screwing our own kids. We are complicit and thus to blame because we do not cast our wooden shoes into the gears of the machine, destroying it or at least slowing it down.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2014-10-19.

FED Tapering But Preparing To Implement QE4 When The Economy Collapses – Episode 492

The following video was published by X22Report on Oct 14, 2014
German forecasts are cut once again. US small business confidence is continually declining. Wells Fargo shows that mortgage applications are declining and real estate is imploding. The FED is hinting they will be implementing QE4 when the economy collapses. Obamacare costing millions more. CDC revamping procedures. Ebola vaccines will be ready in 2015. Iraq indicating the US troops are on their way to help out. US will not recognize referendums in Ukraine, false flag reported to get the war started again. FBI being reported to be behind the cyber attacks. FDIC getting ready for a huge cyber attack on the financial system.

Will Ebola Be Blamed For the Collapsing Economy? – Episode 489

The following video was published by X22Report on Oct 10, 2014
IMF is very worried about an economic slowdown across Europe. Numbers manipulated to show Greece’s economy is improving. Chipmakers warn world economy is slowing. NY implementing the same law as CA, tell on your relative or friend if they have a weapon. DHS reports borders are more secure and less illegals are entering the US, other reports show the opposite. Obamacare will not show the premiums until after the elections. Ebola could be blamed the already collapsing economy. Turkey will equip and train the Syrian opposition. Buffer zone in Syria ready to go. Warnings of Islamic State ready to turn Ebola into a Bioweapon. Be prepared for a false flag.


With the refusal of the Obama administration to close America’s southern border, Americans are vulnerable to a bioterrorism attack involving Ebola.
With the refusal of the Obama administration to close the airports to traveler coming out of West Africa, Americans wait helplessly for Ebola to spread throughout the country.
The Inevitable Quarantines As in West Africa, it is difficult to imagine that a massive quarantine is not America’ future. Theimposition of such a quarantine would involve six prerequisite resources:
1. A significant number of permanent facilities designed to house Americans long term.
2. Unlimited numbers of temporary facilities designed to hour Americans in an impromptu fashion.
3. A sufficient number of personnel to man the aforementioned facilities.
4. The use of ancillary personnel (i.e. local law enforcement) to support the main martial law occupation force.
5. The prepositioning of hard assets such as military vehicles, weapons and ammunition.
6. The creation of the legal authority to detail millions of Americans
This particular article addresses the vast numbers of temporary facilities which will be needed to quarantine millions of Americans on an impromptu basis, the legal authority to do so and the prepositioning of military assets needed to carry out the mission.
Legal Authority to Detain The Obama administration has all the laws it needs to imprison anyone should it plan to make mass arrests due to the Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act. It has illegally compiled lists of some 8 million names. The government has also acquired vast stockpiles of weapons and bullets.
Ammunition Needed for the Occupation The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has acquired 1.6 billion rounds of hollow-point ammunition.
FEMA is stockpiling massive quantities of emergency supplies, particularly in FEMA Region III where Thomas Duncan brough the Ebola virus to Dallas
The Postal Service, Department of Education, Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are buying up weapons and ammunition in bulk.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on October 8, 2014.

The U.S. Preparing For The Real Mission In Syria, The Removal Of Assad – Episode 486

The following video was published by X22Report on Oct 7, 2014
Japan is in a triple dip recession. IMF slices Euro zone growth. Unemployed people protest the European central bank. US hiring plummets and the corporate media reports that the holiday retail season looks promising. One third of auto loans are sub-prime. Research study concludes Obamacare will destroy jobs. Walmart will not insure those employees who work less than 30 hours. Many protocols not followed during Ebola treatment, is Ebola a hoax or is there another agenda. Islamic state gives rules to journalist, everything must be approved by them. US clearing the path to clear the northern border of Syria and Turkey for a no fly zone and the ability to attack Assad.

Mike Adams & Dave Hodges ‘Possible 30 Million Dead’ As Containment is too Late

One of Obamacare’s chief architects, Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel, recently stated that society would be far better off if people quit trying to live past the age of 75. His words are true to the heinous traditions of Fabian Socialism and his words live up to the accusation that the term ‘death panels’ is an accurate depiction of our national healthcare system. Obama’s handling of the Ebola crisis is reflective of this world view.
The featured guest on The Common Sense Show, on October 5, 2014, was Mike Adams, the ‘Health Ranger’. Mike Adams is an outspoken consumer health advocate, an award-winning investigative journalist, internet activist and science lab director. Adams is the founder and editor of, the internet’s most-trafficked natural health news website. Adams brought hsi expertise to The Common Sense Show and the revelations made in this interview were stunning.
Dave Hodges Interviews the Health Ranger, Mike Adams While appearing on The Common Sense Show, Mike Adams, made a number of startling statements regarding the Ebola outbreak in the United States. One of the most frightening aspects of Ebola is that one liter of Ebola-infected blood could kill up to 10 million people.
It’s Difficult to Believe That Ebola Is Not Purposefully Being Allowed to Spread Into and Across America Given the fact that our airports are still open to West African travelers coming into the United States and the fact that our southern border is still not being closed down, Mike and I have a hard time justifying the fact that this administration is not complicit in the spread of Ebola.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on October 6, 2014.

Two people enroll in food stamps for every one job created in Illinois

The U. S. economy was a disaster when Barack Obama ascended to the White House in January 2009, a phenomenon that he and fellow Democrats repeatedly blamed on his predecessor, George W. Bush. The mainstream media willfully and relentless echoed that blame, a campaign that was so effective that, even today, millions of Americans are still blaming a poorly performing economy on a man who hasn’t been in office for nearly six years (though the “Blame Bush” strategy is finally petering out).
And while Obama is still not getting the same kind of blame, or taking any responsibility for a still struggling economy, Americans all over the country are continuing to struggle to find work — meaningful work at livable wages — and nowhere is that more evident than in the president’s home state of Illinois.
As reported by Breitbart News:
Among the many metrics that show Obama’s home state is struggling to break the Great Recession, a new report shows that applications for food stamps in Illinois is greater than its creation of jobs.

This post was published at Natural News on Sunday, October 05, 2014.

President Obama Explains How Great The Economy Is Doing Since He Took Over – Live Feed

This should be good…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/02/2014.

Obama’s Long Battle to Cut Social Security Benefits

On 12 November 2007, the great blogger ‘Mike the Mad Biologist’ headlined ‘Obama Has Lost My Vote’ and gave as his reason Obama’s having used the phrase ‘the Social Security crisis’ when there was no ‘crisis’ except in the rhetoric of Republican politicians and their aristocratic stooges who want to reduce government benefits for everyone but aristocrats.
President Obama’s plan to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, predated his becoming President, though he didn’t talk about it when he campaigned for the job. (If he had talked about it, he wouldn’t have won the Democratic nomination; and he might not even have beaten the Republican candidate, John McCain, in 2008, since no Republican Presidential candidate has ever publicly campaigned to weaken what his Party nonetheless routinely contemptuously refers to as ‘entitlements.’) Everyone had simply assumed that no Democrat would want to weaken or reduce the crowning achievements of Democratic Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson, not to mention of the Democratic Party itself. But Barack Obama wanted to do it; and he remains committed to doing it.
On 16 January 2009, four days before Obama became President, Michael D. Shear headlined in theWashington Post, ‘Obama Pledges Entitlement Reform,’ and he reported about ‘a wide-ranging 70 minute interview with Washington Post reporters and editors,’ in which Obama endorsed efforts by congressional Republicans, and ‘the Blue Dog Coalition of fiscally conservative Democrats,’ to cut Social Security and Medicare. Progressives were already disturbed at what their friends in Congress were leaking to them about Obama’s strong commitment to doing this, and so a few blog posts were issued to ring alarm bells publicly about it. Paul Rosenberg at headlined on January 17th (three days before Obama’s Inauguration), regarding ‘Obama’s ‘Mandate’ To Slash Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security,’ and he presented polls showing that the public not only didn’t want to cut any of these programs, but that 74% wanted Medicare and Medicare spending increased, and 62% wanted SS spending increased. Even 65% of self-declared ‘conservative’ Americans wanted the medical programs increased, and 62% of them wanted SS spending increased. To Obama, his plan to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, so as to fund the Wall Street bailout, was an act of political courage. (In his interview with the Washington Post, he ‘pledged to expend political capital on the issue.’) It was his long-term plan, even though the polls showed widespread opposition to it by the public. This was a matter not of expediency, but of conscience, for him: he needed to find some way to fund both theongoing Wall Street bailouts, and the massive federal debt that would be caused by the 2008 Wall Street crash and its resulting plunge in federal tax-collections; and this ‘balanced approach,’ of tax hikes and spending cuts, would be his solution to both problems.

This post was published at Washingtons Blog on September 24, 2014.

Home Healthcare Cuts Threaten 500,000 Jobs and Put Female-Owned Businesses at Risk

That title wouldn’t make for much of a campaign slogan, and yet, it’s the natural outcome of one particular politician’s promise. As the editor of a retirement-focused newsletter, most of the notes I receive about the Affordable Health Care Act, or Obamacare, are first-person accounts of how a reader’s change in coverage or cost is affecting his finances. These (mostly sad) stories prompted several discussions with Andy Mangione, vice president of government relations of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). Andy serves as the lead legislative and government contact for AMAC in Washington, DC. He’s also responsible for national grassroots outreach and developing strategic partnerships.
Andy is AMAC’s man on the scene in Washington, and he kindly agreed to sit down for an interview on the significant budget cuts to home health care that have been made as a result of Obamacare. I’ll let Andy get into the details.
Dennis Miller: Welcome, Andy. Thanks for taking the time to educate our readers on the latest goings-on in Washington.
Andy Mangione: My pleasure, Dennis.
Dennis: Andy, let’s get right to it. I know you’re very concerned about how cuts to home health care will impact seniors. This is no longer a theoretical problem. I’d like to ask a two-part question: Can you tell our readers a bit about your organization and how these budget cuts will affect ‘mature American citizens?’
Andy: Dan Weber, a private citizen, founded AMAC as an alternative to and competitor of AARP. AMAC is a right-of-center, conservative member benefits and senior advocacy organization for Americans age 50 and older. AMAC offers many of the same benefits and services as AARP. The biggest difference, though, is our approach to advocacy. AMAC is a member-driven organization. We do not sit in a boardroom and determine our stance on issues unilaterally. We take our marching orders from our members. They determine the issues that I bring to Washington, DC and help us to determine our policy and issues positions.
We have over 1.2 million American members living in all 50 states. We add approximately 1,000-2,000 new, dues-paying members each week.
I think it’s important to describe the Medicare home healthcare recipient before getting into the cuts. The average age of this beneficiary is 82. Two-thirds live below the federal poverty level, and they have chronic illnesses like heart disease, COPD, and diabetes. These are Medicare’s oldest, sickest, and poorest beneficiaries. Most of these folks reside in rural areas, and the majority of them are women.
The $22 billion cuts over four years to Medicare home health care will mean these homebound seniors will have to seek care outside of their homes. The cuts will also devastate the home healthcare sector. And where will the money from these cuts go? To fund subsidies on the insurance exchanges and to expand Medicaid – two key components of Obamacare.

This post was published at GoldSeek on 23rd September 2014.

Obamacare Architect Says Society Would Be Better Off If People Only Lived To Age 75

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel, says that society would be far better off if people quit trying to live past age 75. His new article entitled ‘Why I Hope To Die At 75′ has the following very creepy subtitle: ‘An argument that society and families – and you – will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly’. In the article, Emanuel forcefully argues that the quality of life for most people is significantly diminished past the age of 75 and that once we get to that age we should refuse any more medical care that will extend our lifespans. This is quite chilling to read, considering the fact that this is coming from one of the key architects of Obamacare. Of course he never uses the term ‘death panels’ in his article, but that is obviously what Emanuel would want in a perfect world. To Emanuel, it is inefficient to waste medical resources on those that do not have a high ‘quality of life’. So he says that ’75 is a pretty good age to aim to stop’.
Emanuel believes in this philosophy so much that he says that he would like to die at age 75. Of course he has no intention of committing suicide, but if he happened to drop dead once he hits his 75th birthday he would be very happy about that. The following is an excerpt from his new article…

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on September 22nd, 2014.

How Third-Party Payers Drive Up Medical Costs

These days, a lot of people are worried about their rising healthcare costs. In the Netherlands, this had been one of the most important factors in introducing a collectivist and obligatory basic insurance policy in 2006. Only a few years later, in the United States, the federal government implemented a similar scheme. At least, that was the original plan. The scheme, which Americans know as ‘Obamacare’ caused an uproar, both politically and economically, over rising costs, and whatever the case may be, people are in agreement that something is very wrong with healthcare markets, and especially that something must be done to lower prices.
One of the problems with health care costs and prices is that they are not at all transparent. In other words, if we go to a doctor, we are unable to see the total costs of the treatment that we receive, or the full prices charged to the insurance company. We often pay a little bit up front, but the insurance company pays the rest. Meanwhile, recent research from the Center for Impoving Health Care in Colorado (CIVHC) has shown that there are vastly different prices for the same simple treatments at different hospitals. For instance, the simple procedure of a colonoscopy can range in price from $400 to $2,800, depending on where it is conducted. (Similar differences in prices can be observed in the Netherlands as well.)
When purchasing most goods or services, such as food in a restaurant, a new car, or a vacation, people are able to search online and elsewhere for customer reviews and prices. It is a way in which we can conduct our own survey to determine what is worth the cost. When it comes to medical treatments, however, it is generally not possible to find out how much a treatment really costs, and the consumer is left without valuable information as to which treatments are most cost effective.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on Monday, September 22, 2014.

Reform in France: Mission Impossible?

The Man with Nothing to Lose France’s president Francois Hollande these days finds himself at a similar crossroads as another French socialist president once upon a time: Francois Mitterand. After nationalizing vast swathes of industry and introducing all sort of policies favored by the Left, Mitterand was eventually forced to do an 180 degree turn to avoid inflation spiraling out of control and in order not to suffer the embarrassment of the French franc falling out of the ERM (European Exchange Rate Mechanism). Mitterand later was forced into cohabitation with a conservative parliamentary majority, and concentrated on foreign policy and defense, leaving economic policy to Jacques Chirac.
Mr. Hollande these days enjoys the relative freedom that comes from being the most despised French president in all of history. The ‘welfare state incarnate’ as Gaspard Koenig once called him, has seen his approval rating plunge to 13% in September. Ironically, if one adds up the approval ratings of Hollande and the reportedly evil Vladimir Putin, one gets 100%. And yet, it is Hollande who is now the relatively more unconstrained of the two, after all, no matter what he does from here on out, things simply cannot get much worse.
A first sign that Hollande realizes that different economic policies are required was his appointment of the centrist Manuel Valls as prime minister about six months ago. The recent ‘purge’, that saw former economy minister Arnaud Montebourg, minister of culture Aurelie Filipetti and education minister Benoit Hamon replaced by people more in line with Valls’ new course was an even stronger sign. Montebourg specifically was highly influential early in Hollande’s term and as might be expected, pursued policies extremely hostile to business. All three of the ministers that were replaced were considered ‘Socialist rebels’ – i.e., far to the left of Mr. Valls. Montebourg was replaced by his polar opposite, someone on the very right of the Socialist Party, former investment banker Emmanuel Macron. How did Valls survive the confidence vote the purge necessitated? In spite of the rebellion of the left, French socialist parliamentarians are well aware that a new election would sweep most of them out of the halls of power. It is this fear Hollande and Valls gambled on, and they were proved right.

This post was published at Acting-Man on September 22, 2014.

Like An Alcoholic, America Must and Will Hit Bottom

Is America on her last legs? Is the end of the Republic, as we have known it, near? A snapshot view of the emotional, physical and financial health of our nation makes it appear that we are on the edge of collapse. This article takes a snapshot view on how we are doing and the final conclusion is that America, like an alcoholic must and will hit bottom.
Meaningful Political Reform is Impossible In this, a mid-term election year, we hear a lot of talk of how the people must rise up and vote as one. Unfortunately, the gross, collective ignorance of this country is so great that elections, as an exercise as the collective and intelligent expression of the public will, are non-existent. And even if a community could spur a collective action on an issue, the electronic voting machines would cast doubt on the true outcome anyway.
Before a nation can peacefully change course, the people must understand how political change happens. Further, they must have an understanding of the key political players and what they stand for. Unfortunately, and according to an Annenburg survey that was just conducted, only 36% of all Americans can identify the three branches of government. How can one possibly rid a system of abuse when one does not understand how the system works? A full 25% of all Americans know how that Senators serve for six years. Tragically and only 20%of all Americans know how many U. S. senators there are. Additionally, only 40% of high school seniors know that Joe Biden is the Vice-President. The faces of Pelosi, Reed and McCain should be on every billboard and dartboard for what they have done to the country (e.g. NDAA, Obamacare). Instead, most Americans have scarcely heard of them.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on September 22, 2014.

Over 46 million Americans now on food stamps as nation descends into poverty

Backers of the current administration hate to acknowledge something that they willingly believed about the previous administration: That he who sits in the White House owns the economy. When Sen. Barack Obama was running for his first presidential term in 2007-2008, he and fellow Democrats incessantly blamed then-President George W. Bush for the then-budding economic crisis, an accusation that, nearly six years later, is finally fading but still believed by millions of Americans. In order to deflect blame for any economic bad news in the years since Obama has been in the White House, his team devised a strategy that went something like this: “You know, the president (Obama) inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression, so how can he be expected to turn it around so quickly?”Okay, well, Obama ran for the presidency because he wanted to be president; no one forced him to do so. Secondly, how many years does the man get to “turn around” the economy? Bush was blamed for the near-collapse of the economy during his last year in office, and for policies that were enacted by the previous Democratic president, Bill Clinton.

This post was published at Natural News on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Preparing For War On Lies To Cover Up The Economic Collapse – Episode 471

The following video was published by X22Report on Sep 19, 2014
Ford demand falls and begins to cut production in Germany. Microsoft will be laying off another 2,100 employees. Caterpillar now has 21 consecutive months of decline, worse than the 2009 recession. A glitch in Obamacare will leave 1.6 million with no insurance. Confusion on who is calling the shots when the US bombs Syria, is it Obama or the military. The Islamic State is not hiding because of US bombing, the were killed by Syrian air force. US intelligence does not know much about ISIS. Syria still has chemical weapons but they are not in area they control. They are in the hands of the Free Syrian Army.

How Secession Can Happen In The US

No, this isn’t a novel. Sorry, the Ticker doesn’t do fiction, and especially not apocalyptic fiction.
I’m talking about reality here, in the wake of the failed Scottish vote.
Reuters reports:
(Reuters) – The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
There’s no such thing as a “hope” when it comes to this. You either believe it would be good or you believe it would be bad.
Washington is likely to ignore those who think it would be good. But they should do something about it instead — although I’m quite sure they won’t. Indeed, not only won’t they do anything about it but neither will those political entities, such as the Libertarians, that could capitalize on this.
Let me note that a quarter of the electorate is radically beyond any vote count that the Libertarians have ever collected, yet they’re too idiotic to look at the economics of the matter and focus there.
Know where I’m going yet with this? Right here:
Today’s Census Bureau report on health insurance in 2013 shows that on the eve of Obamacare, whether you had coverage was largely a question of how much money you made….
But the chart above is still one of the best possible arguments for the necessity of Obamacare, by demonstrating that the government programs preceding the law are too narrow to cover the poor. It shows that even with the existence of Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and other assistance, health coverage in the U. S. remains a luxury good — one that the rich can afford but others struggle, in proportion to their income, to obtain.
Health “coverage” is a luxury good. It should be — and it should be an unnecessary purchase.
It is, by the way, exactly that the day after we enforce long-standing laws that are supposed to bear on the behavior in the medical marketplace, both by addressing the existing violators and removing the special protections that make much of what they do legal despite blanket laws that are supposed to make that conduct illegal everywhere in the United States.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2014-09-19.

Escape Obamacare in One Bold Move

In today’s episode, we feature a story from reader David F…
David wrote in last week.
His story crisscrosses so many themes we’ll cover in your episodes to come, we decided to publish it.
David’s story is also a perfect example of what happens when you seek solutions rather than dwelling on the problem at hand.
We hope you’re as inspired by it as we are…
‘My wife and I recently moved to Ecuador as a way of retiring early and escaping the ill-named ‘Affordable Care Act,’ before that convoluted health care system killed my wife.
‘We made the move last year and can’t believe the difference it has made in the quality of both of our lives.
‘The cost of living is very low, and we can actually afford to do the many things we’ve talked about during our previous life of 60-70-hour work-weeks.’
Why Ecuador, you ask?
The story begins when David’s wife, Barbara, was diagnosed with Stage 3 kidney disease while they were still living in the States.
The diagnosis itself, as you can imagine, is enough to turn a life upside down.
But, on top of it all, David and Barbara were also hit with the stress of hefty bills and ‘the literal merry-go-round circus the medical community put my wife through,’ David told us.

This post was published at Laissez Faire on SEP 19, 2014.

Obamacare Leaves Family ‘Shocked and Horrified’ by Medical Expenses

The ‘Affordable Care Act’ continues to prove that it is anything but affordable, as more and more families are struggling with rising premiums, deductibles, and co-pays.
Stories of lost coverage and outrageous expenses associated with Obamacare have been flooding the news for a while now, but some are just downright heartbreaking…like that of Pattie Curran.
Curran is the mother of two sons who were born with a rare bone marrow dysfunction syndrome called Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. The boys also have a secondary mitochondrial disease. They require the care of specialists, regular medical visits, and expensive treatments and medications.
For the last nine years, Curran’s family has been covered under a private health insurance plan provided by her husband’s employer. That plan was affordable, and the family was never denied coverage for a claim.
Obamacare changed everything.
Costs for her sons’ life-saving medications more than doubled under the ACA, and as of today, their compounded medication will no longer be covered at all. Curran said her husband’s employer is being forced to seek further cuts to the company’s healthcare package in order to compensate for the expenses of the Obamacare mandates.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 15th, 2014.