Socialism and Other Crimes in Venezuela

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of Venezuelan lawmaker Robert Sierra and his wife Maria Herrera, Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro said in a speech on October 27 that he will ‘purge’ and ‘revolutionize’ the country’s police forces. This comes in response to not only the murder of Sierra, but also to the murder of militia leader Jos Odreman a week later, and to the general failure of law enforcement to address soaring crime rates in the country.
Venezuela has the second highest murder per capita rate in the world behind Honduras. A 2013 Gallup poll ranked Venezuela as the most ‘insecure nation in the world,’ a sentiment shared by many of its citizens: 2014 Gallup polls showed that only 19 percent of Venezuelans felt safe to walk alone at night.
Maduro dismissed the notion that the recent murder of Robert Sierra resulted from a botched burglary, and rather insisted that it was a premeditated political assassination. He suspects that the vicious crime was facilitated through help of some within the police force itself.
Whether Maduro’s allegations are true is somewhat beside the point. The president is entirely correct in his prognosis, that the problem of Venezuelan crime is a radical one, requiring a drastic response. However, if Maduro’s support for the socialist Bolivarian Revolution is any indication, his efforts will do little to quell the violence plaguing the country.
The real culprit for the rampant crime in Venezuela is socialism.
A recent Forbes article detailed the ways in which the Venezuelan economy is on the brink. What the article didn’t mention is that Venezuela ranks 175th in the world on economic freedom, the lowest in South America behind only Cuba. Thus economic instability is to be expected and it’s no secret that harsh economic conditions encourage more criminal behavior.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on Wednesday, November 05, 2014.

What Does Societal Collapse and Martial Law Look Like?

According to a survey conducted by the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation, 55 percent of Americans believe that the government will come to their rescue when the proverbial poop hits the fan because your big brother really cares. Literally, every alternative media outlet could show conclusive proof that an EMP was going to wipe out the power grid. We could conclusively prove that nuclear bombs were going off in 39 American cities in the most horrific false flag attack in world history and it would not make any difference to 55% of all Americans because of their cognitive dissonance.
The United States is staring at an economic collapse in the face with its $17 trillion dollar deficit, $238 trillion dollars of unfunded mandates (e.g. social security, Medicare, etc.) and a one quadrillion dollar derivatives debt in which the governments of the world are being forced to assume in the form of the ‘bailouts’. Even if Obama and his bankster puppet masters never had any intention of executing a false flag event in order to put this country into martial law in order to fully complete the coup d’tat that is already underway, a crash is coming. The banks are going to collapse, the people will riot, there will be food shortages, whether they be planned or unplanned. I do, however, believe that food will undoubtedly be used to control the unruly masses, despite the DHS and their new found friends in the Chinese and Russian personnel which are on our soil.
Are you prepared? At the bottom of this article, I will visually demonstrate to the reader with real time examples of human behavior in groups, how each of us are going to be in very grave danger when the collapse comes. But first, let’s analyze America’s present level of individual and collective preparedness.
How Prepared Is America?
The Adelphi University research center tells us that 53% of all Americans do not have a three day supply of nonperishable food and water in their homes. FEMA and DHS are not about serving the needs of the American people; These agencies are about preserving the status quo of the powers that be. But don’t try and tell that to 55% of the citizens of this country.
Most Likely Causes of a Societal Breakdown
As the TV show by the same name, there are literally a 1,000 ways to die. The following six events represent some of the most likely events which would mortally wound our society.
1. False flag attack as a result of a chemical and biological attack
2. False flag attack as a result of a series of nuclear explosions
3. World War III
4. EMP attack
5. Economic collapse
6. Military coup resulting in civil war

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on Nov 4, 2014.

Are The Central Bankers Pushing Ukraine To Start The War Again? – Episode 508

The following video was published by X22Report on Nov 3, 2014
Euro zone manufacturing is in decline. US manufacturing declined. GM is channel stuffing once again to boost sales. US construction is down, showing housing is imploding on itself. First time home buyers collapsed to a 27 year low. Spain wants to impose a Google tax. Those who purchased a policy last year from Obamacare do not want to signup again because of the higher premiums. Canada is banning visas from West Africa. FEMA drill scheduled for Nov for Ebola. Morocco on high alert over terrorist attacks from al-Qaeda. Central bankers pushing Ukraine back into war with the South Eastern people. The Islamic State flowing into Lebanon which allows the US to bomb in this region.
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AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING

Government mandated racial diversity coming to your neighborhood courtesy of your Savior in Chief using your tax dollars to ease the plight of former slaves by providing them housing they can’t afford, but you can. You too can now live next to Section 8 neighbors like Admin in Wildwood. Obama is the gift that keeps on giving. He’s got two years left and he will use executive orders to implement his left wing agenda while appeasing the Republicans with more war. Wait until the nasty parts of Obamacare kick in during 2015.
Free To Choose? Obama Administration Likely To Impose ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ Regulation After Midterm Elections The midterm elections are on Tuesday, November 4th. After the elections, the Obama Administration is expected to operationalize the ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ regulation in December.
What is the proposed ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ regulation?
According to the New York Post,
After a delay, the administration’s final ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ regulation is now expected to be announced in December. Originally scheduled for finalization in October, the new Housing and Urban Development Department rules will force all cities and suburbs to accept subsidized housing in the name of racial diversity, superceding all local zoning ordinances.
The Orwellian-sounding regulation would force some 1,200 municipalities to redraw zoning maps to racially diversify suburban neighborhoods.
Under the scheme, HUD plans to map every US neighborhood by race and publish ‘geospatial data’ pinpointing racial imbalances. Areas deemed overly segregated will be forced to change their zoning laws to allow construction of subsidized and other affordable housing to bring more low-income minorities into ‘white suburbs.’ HUD’s maps will be used to select affordable housing sites.

This post was published at The Burning Platform on 3rd November 2014.

215,000 Doctors (1 in 4 Nationally, 70% in California) Refuse Obamacare Patients Over Payment Issues

It’s not just patient sentiment against Obamacare that has soured lately. A stunning 215,000 doctors (and rising) refuse to accept Obamacare patients.

“Affordable” Care Act
Gary Franchi ended the above video with this thought: “It seems the biggest lie Obama told was calling his wide sweeping healthcare law – affordable“.


This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on Sunday, November 02, 2014.

WHO’S YOUR DADDY? GOVERNMENT

This poor, disillusioned and wretched woman. She shouts out to government, the real daddy of her children. She makes no pains about her love of the state.
She doesn’t know it, but the gravy train is about to come to a screeching halt. Between welfare for the wretches, for corporations, and the burden of the warfare state, the economy will soon implode.
By the time her toddlers are in grade school, the middle class will be greatly diminished and wealth confiscation and redistribution transferred to the above will become increasingly impossible.
The indicators are everywhere: The median income of the average American hasfallen since 1974.
53 percent of all Americans in 2008 said they were middle class. In 2014, only 44 percent of all Americans said they consider themselves to be middle class.
In 2008, 25 percent of Americans in the 18 to 29-year old age group said they were lower class, but eight years later nearly 50 percent say they are.
46.5 million Americans live in poverty and the number keeps growing.
Since the start of Obama’s reign, the number of Americans on food stamps has risen from 32 million to 47 million.


This post was published at Info Wars on NOVEMBER 2, 2014.

10 Examples Of The Extreme Incompetence That Now Pervades The Federal Government

There has always been a substantial level of incompetence at federal agencies, but under the Obama administration incompetence has risen to unprecedented levels. This year the incompetence of the Secret Service, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and the CDC have all made national headlines. And it is hard to forget how the launch of Obamacare was such a failure that it became a global joke. We live at a time when our government officials can’t seem to do anything right. When Americans complain about the government, most of the time they focus on how corrupt and wicked our politicians have become, and that should not be downplayed whatsoever. But just replacing those politicians is not going to fix what ails our government. The quality of the workers throughout the government bureaucracy has fallen so dramatically that our federal agencies can no longer be depended upon to perform even the most basic governmental functions competently. The following are 10 examples of the extreme incompetence that now pervades the federal government…
#1 The Secret Service
Once upon a time, the Secret Service was considered to be one of the finest security organizations in the entire world. But these days, they seem to be too busy partying and chasing prostitutes around to do their jobs properly.
For instance, multiple intruders have recently been able to cross the White House lawn and walk right into the White House without being stopped by anyone. Here is just one example…
An intruder made his way across the White House lawn and through the building almost to the Obama living quarters before being stopped by a Secret Service officer who was off duty: This chilling news is more than just a kind of melodramatic movie scenario come true.

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on November 2nd, 2014.

False Flag Coming To The U.S. And The Government Is Now Putting Out Warnings – Episode 504

The following video was published by X22Report on Oct 29, 2014
More companies are now laying off employees. Mortgage apps plunge back to 1995 levels. Loan apps fall again, real estate is imploding. The federal reserve end QE. Obamacare healthcare premiums skyrocket for the young. Obama muzzles the media. Pentagon approves a 21 day quarantine but the White House says it is not necessary for everyday citizens. Insurance companies creating insurance with and without Ebola. UN and the US do not recognize the election in the Southeastern part of Ukraine. US beefing up security at all government buildings, DHS expecting a terrorist attack in the US. The White House was hit with a cyber attack. Be prepared for a false flag.
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People Of Libya On The Verge Of Capturing Oilfields, Central Bankers Making Their Move – Episode 503

The following video was published by X22Report on Oct 28, 2014
Consumer confidence surged on the hope incomes will rise. Durable order declined. Pending home sales disappoint as Realtors say clients cannot get financing. US home ownership dropped back down to 1983 levels. China is allowing direct trade between yuan and Singapore dollar. 214000 doctors opt out of Obamacare. Ebola can be transferred via air and the CDC announced no quarantines for Doctors returning from West Africa. Afghanistan turning to China to help fight terrorists. Propaganda heating up about North Korea nuclear weapons. People of Libya getting ready to capture oil fields, now the central bankers will make their move. Now Germany is reporting that the Islamic State has the ability to shoot planes down. No fly zone in the works.
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Obama’s Politics and Policies are Indeed on November’s Ballot

Let’s get something straight right upfront… Barack HUSSEIN Obama has NO love for America, Americans, our military or our veterans, Israel or any of our other true allies, nor does he hold any affinity whatsoever for Christians and Jews…period. Barack HUSSEIN Obama is indeed (I believe) a muslim and a supporter of all things islamic… of all things counter to the Judeo-Christian principals, morals, and values upon which this great nation was founded…and the fabric of our American society in his eyes would be better served by prayer rugs extending from one coast of America to the other.
Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s presidency is a failure…a complete and total failure. The man who promised ‘hope and change’ instead has delivered NOTHING but ‘distrust, stagnation, utter despair, and disgust.’
And his response to the anger building NOT just amongst Republicans and TEA Party members but even amongst some of his own party’s loyal has shown that this man elected tothe highest office in our land…or should I say this man who stole an election through voter fraud and intimidation, machine tampering, and the dead rising from their slumber to vote…has proven time and again that America’s enemies are indeed his trusted friends and allies.
And while the name Barack HUSSEIN Obama might NOT be on the November ballot, know that his politics and policies…both domestic and foreign…sure the hell are.
On the domestic front, we all know Obama’s so-touted economic recovery is anything but…that the jobs numbers released every week are in reality numbers that hide the all important truth that more Americans are dropping out of the work force then ever before or are being demoted to part-time employment.
And need I mention the word ‘ObamaCare’…the anything but ‘if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor…if you like your insurance you can keep your insurance’ plan, complete with its anything but cost effective continuing to rise premiums…complete with its ‘death panels’ that some of us have already, unfortunately, witnessed in action.
And lest we forget his plan to grant amnesty through his ‘pen and his phone’ to 34 million ILLEGALS so that they can compete for and take away jobs from mostly the poor and his own core black base. And we know this is being done solely to increase the Democratic voting blockfor generations to come as these people…these now ‘LEGAL ILLEGALS’ will gladly sell their souls and their votes to the Democratic party in exchange for even more freebies and handouts then they now already readily and greedily receive.
Simply put…jobs for Americans be damned…jobs in exchange for votes will become both this administration’s and any future Democratic administration’s mantra as taking jobs away from LEGAL Americans will well fulfill their goal of having our economy limp along until it finally just gives out and crashes.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on Oct 24, 2014.

Once a Government Program Starts – It Never Ends

World War II created the vast military-complex. Once that was created, they used the threat of Communism to expand. Indeed, Communism was the battle cry for both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The discovery of Eisenhower’s notes on his famous Farewell Speech of January 17, 1961, which were discovered only in 2011, illustrate that this was in the draft stage for years.
Eisenhower was always talking about the Cold War and the threat it was transforming American into a ‘garrison state.’ Eisenhower was a general and the military thought they had put their man in office and he would give them the golden keys to the nation’s vault. The military wanted a lot more than he was willing to give them. Most people have no idea that Eisenhower stood as a check against the military that he saw had grown 10 fold from before the war and was consuming the nation’s resources.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on October 24, 2014.

Henry Giroux On the Rise of Neoliberalism As a Political Ideology

“There is a lack of critical assessment of the past. But you have to understand that the current ruling elite is actually the old ruling elite. So they are incapable of a self-critical approach to the past.”
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Are they incapable, or merely unwilling? That is the credibility trap, the inability to address the key problems because the ruling elite must risk or even undermine their own undeserved power to do so.
I think this interview below highlights the false dichotomy between communism and free market capitalism that was created in the 1980’s largely by Thatcher’s and Reagan’s handlers. The dichotomy was more properly between communist government and democracy, of the primacy of the individual over the primacy of the organization and the state as embodied in fascism and the real world implementations of communism in Russia and China.
But we never think of it that way any more, if at all. It is one of the greatest public relation coups in history. One form of organizational oppression by the Russiannomenklatura was replaced by the oppression by the oligarchs and their Corporations, in the name of freedom.
Free market capitalism, under the banner of the efficient markets hypothesis, has taken the place of democratic ideals as the primary good as embodied in the original framing of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
It is no accident that the individual and their concerns have become subordinated to the corporate welfare and the profits of the upper one percent.

This post was published at Jesses Crossroads Cafe on 23 OCTOBER 2014.

Six Signs Your Government’s Too Big

In today’s episode, we’re going to show you six ‘red flags’ to look out for.
These flags will inform you – with little doubt – that your government is, in fact, too swollen.
Let’s dive right in…
No. 1: Your government is too big if government contractors get paid to hit the refresh button for months on end…
‘Employees at an ObamaCare processing center in Missouri with a contract worth $1.2 billion,’ one New York Post article reads, ‘are reportedly getting paid to do nothing but sit at their computers.’
Serco, a company owned by a British firm, was awarded over a billion dollars to handle ACA applications.
According to one whistleblower, Serco is attempting to hide the lack of actual work they’re doing. Instead, its HR department is hastily hiring employees in its centers in Missouri, Kentucky and Oklahoma.
Of course, duly compensated with each new body in a chair.
Weeks can pass, the whistleblower told St. Louis’ News 4, before employees receive even one application to process.
‘They’re told to sit at their computers and hit the refresh button every 10 minutes,’ said the informant, ‘no more than every 10 minutes.’
Sure, it’s no Snowden revelation. But, hey, it’s good to see the government still living up to its reputation.
No. 2: Your government is too big if colleges have ‘free speech areas’…
Apparently, Broward College in Florida now has ‘free speech areas’ for talking to students about the government.
Meet Lauren Cooley.
She’s a 22-year-old journalist and field coordinator for Turning Point USA, a national non-profit promoting small government and free-market values.
After spending 90 minutes talking to students at the school and asking them ‘do you think big government sucks?’, she was told by a security guard that she needed to go to the ‘free speech area.’


This post was published at Laissez Faire on OCT 22, 2014.

Italy Starts Movement To Leave The European Monetary Union – Episode 497

The following video was published by X22Report on Oct 20, 2014
Italy building momentum to leave the Euro. The oil crash created by the U. S. and Saudi Arabia trying to destroy Russia’s economy. Obamacare plans increasing in cost. Senegal and Nigeria are now Ebola free. FDA blocking Ebola testing equipment already in existence. EU will not recognize elections in Southeast Ukraine. U. S. no placing sanctions on Libya to stop the people taking back their country. Humanitarian aid going to Islamic State not the people of Syria. Islamic State now forming an air force using planes, helicopters from the bases in Syria. Khorisan still a major threat to U. S. Be prepared for a false flag.

Obama’s Latest Speech About The Economic “Recovery” Results In Mass Audience Exodus

Yesterday, Obama made a rare campaign trail appearance in Maryland where he spoke in support of Democratic candidate for governor, Anthony Brown, proceeded with his usual bulletin of reading fabricated economic data off the teleprompter in which he highlighted improvements in US unemployment (if not the46.5 million people on foodstamps or the 93 million Americans out of the labor force), a rebounding housing market (just as the bouncing dead cat is once again dead), the benefits of health insurance (if no mention of the disaster for small businesses that Obamacare now definitively is) a resurgent manufacturing sector (just don’t look at this chart) even if he did point out the unfairness of families having “two folks working”, and… a mass audience exodus erupted.


This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/20/2014.

Me Thinks You Doth Protest Too Much

Sigh….
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.

SHOPPING MALLS AND SPORTS STADIUMS WILL SERVE AS IMPROMPTU EBOLA QUARANTINE ZONES

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.