Obamacare Is Just Medicaid for Everyone

Baby Boomers should be rooting with all their might for the repeal of Obamacare, since it’s going to be Medicaid for everyone if the widely despised law is allowed to become entrenched. Medicaid was designed for the poor and provides reimbursement rates so low that many doctors have come to shun Medicaid patients. They are going to start shunning Medicare patients as well, since an implicit goal of the Affordable Care Act is to squeeze physician and hospital payments down to Medicaid levels. As this change takes place, the healthcare system in general will increasingly resemble its Medicaid poor cousin, with the following consequences:
Doctors will become increasingly choosy about whom they accept as patients. Concierge care will divide the patient population into haves and have-nots. We’ll all wait much longer to see a specialist. Certain procedures, such as hip and knee replacements and bypass surgeries, will become drastically rationed. New doctors will be in critically short supply, since medicine as practiced under ruthlessly intrusive Government control has already stopped attracting the best and brightest students. Why would they want to spend half their lives training for a job, and going hundreds of thousands of dollars into hock, just to work for The Government? Hospitals, on the other hand, are loving Obamacare, since it has turned their emergency rooms into profit centers where every patient that comes in the door is guaranteed to have a ‘sponsor.’ A predictable result is that emergency rooms, particularly in urban hospital, will become increasingly crowded and crazy.

This post was published at Rick Ackerman BY RICK ACKERMAN ON JANUARY 26, 2015.

OPEC Puppets and Canada Give Away Their Oil

The world is running out of oil. Peak Oil is a reality, all that is open to debate is how fast production will drop off, and how quickly the world will simply run out of oil. The lack of certainty is due to the fact that (as with everything else) we can’t trust the ‘official’ numbers fed to us, with respect to either global production or global reserves.
Numbers supplied by Saudi Arabia’s corrupt monarchy have been regarded with deep suspicion, for many years, based on inconsistencies in the numbers themselves, and the high degree of secrecy within the Saudi oil industry. More recently; the massive conspiracy with respect to U. S. ‘shale oil’ has now been exposed, with actual supply being as little as 4% of the fantastic ‘reserves’ claimed by the Shale Charlatans.
What does it mean when we live in a world of diminishing (oil) supply, and seemingly inexhaustible (oil) demand? It means this is the classic ‘sellers’ market’. That is fact #1.
Fact #2 is the brazen admission by the U. S.’s puppet-president, Barack Obama, that the U. S. government (or rather its banker Masters) has been deliberately manipulating oil prices lower, as ‘part of its strategy’ of economic terrorism against Russia. This is outrageous, on multiple levels.
1) The matter-of-fact manner in which Barack Obama acknowledged this market manipulation epitomizes the crime syndicate mentality of the U. S. regime, and the other puppet regimes of the West under the direct control of the One Bank. Absolutely no respect for the Rule of Law.

This post was published at BullionBullsCanada on Sunday 25 January 2015.

01.25 Over 5,000 Ukrainian Soldiers faces Encirclement and Annihilation in Eastern Ukraine

News is filtering in from the internet and usually pro-Ukrainian news sources this morning of a potential disaster for the Kiev government as the strategic village of Debaltseve which reportedly has somewhere between 5,000 to 7,000 Ukrainian soldiers and militia contained within the pocket. FromEMPR Media in the Ukraine:
Debaltseve is surrounded by the enemy forces: another Illovaysk? The city of Debaltseve, which is located on the south west of Luhansk is obviously in a very tense situation now. The map shows that the Enemy forces (i.e.: Russian regular army and militants (internal and imported, moreover fully supported and equippted by Russia) almost surrounded the city.
In August 2014, Ukrainian armed forces together with volunteer Battalions were surrounded as well in Illovaysk. Operation aimed to liberate those city failed and Ukrainian side got heavy losses. Due to unofficial statistics more that 1000 of Ukrainian soldiers were killed, captured by Russian forces or remain missing up to now.
A Ukrainian artilery man, who currently serves in Debaltsevo admitted that between September 5,2014 and there January 21,2015 Ukrainian positions were shelled by the Russian forces’s Grad missiles over 3000 times.
We do hope, that Ukrainian Armed Forces officials are aware of the current situation near Debaltseve and will ready to prevent another ‘Illovaysk’ there.
The map from this story shows the danger facing the Ukrainian military at this crucial juncture in the conflict:

This post was published at John Galt Fla on January 25, 2015.

“Out Of My Face Please” – Why Are US Soldiers In Mariupol?

Amid the devastation of yesterday’s Mariupol artillery strikes which killed or wounded dozens, which was promptly blamed by both sides on the “adversary” – and has been proclaimed by both ‘sides’ (more on that later) as more violent than before the truce – an ‘odd’ clip has emerged that appears to provide all the ‘proof’ a US intelligence officer would need to surmise that US military boots are on the ground in Ukraine. As the following clip shows, a Ukrainian journalist approaches what she thinks is a Ukrainian soldier (since he is wearing a Ukrainian military uniform and is carrying an AK) and asked him as they run through the battlezone, “tell me, what happened here?” His response, which requires no translation, speaks for itself.
Forward to 2:36 for the ‘Ukrainian’ soldier’s response:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 01/25/2015.

Pleasure vs. pain in the programmed society

‘In experiments on mice, scientists rewired the circuits of the brain and changed the animals’ bad memories into good ones… The researchers said they were able to do the opposite as well – change a pleasurable memory in mice into one associated with fear.’(Kevin Drum, Mother Jones, 8/27/14)
Aldous Huxley once wrote to George Orwell: ‘[The world’s rulers’] lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience. In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World.’
Brain researchers believe they have the future of the world in their hands. For example, they assume that one day, they will be able to turn on or turn off circuits that induce pleasure and pain in humans. Easily, reliably, precisely.
If humans seek to find pleasure and avoid pain, or if they pursue goals that deliver pleasure as a side effect…why wait? Why go through the process of striving at all? Why not cut to the bottom line immediately and experience pleasure?
In an age where instant reward, entitlement, flickering attention, and entertainment are paramount, why not stimulate the brain and give people what they want?
Work is the middle-man. Eliminate it. The interval between desire and fulfillment is long. Erase it.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport by Jon Rappoport/ January 25, 2015.

Roundups and FEMA Camp Incarcerations Await Millions of Americans

There are some in the independent media who will tell you that there is no such thing as a FEMA Camp and that only people with tin foil hats believe anything to the contrary. After reading this article, which is the first in a series of articles on FEMA Camps, you will be armed with the knowledge and the legislation which validates the claim that not only FEMA camps are real, they are being prepared for their soon-to-be guests. The only thing that is missing is a catalyst event.
Are you ready for the coming tyrannical crackdown and the complete evisceration of our constitutional liberties? Have you taken the proper precautions that will ensure the safety of you and your family? It is not likely that very many of us have taken any meaningful steps to maximize our chances for survival in what will prove to be humanity’s darkest days. Will it be possible to avoid detection and prevent yourself from being taken into custody and sent to a FEMA Camp?
When the DHS bus rolls into your neighborhood, are you prepared to deal with what lies ahead? Let’s assume for a second that Obama attempts a third false flag, like the two has attempted in the past several months, and he is successful. Subsequently, martial law is fully declared. I have always said that the order of things to come will be false flag events, followed by martial law and culminating in WWIII.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on Jan. 25, 2015.

Diagnosis: Cowardice and LAZINESS

If only, the lament goes:
In predominantly African-American neighborhoods of U. S. cities, far too many killers have gotten away with far too many crimes for far too long, fueling a disastrous murder epidemic. Solving these murders and other serious crimes of violence in black communities should be a top goal for law enforcement – and it deserves to take priority over much more widely discussed issues such as racial profiling and the excessive use of force by police in black neighborhoods, from Ferguson to Staten Island.
Ah, but you see choking and shooting unarmed men is easy. It requires no courage, no thought and certainly no “policing.” It’s simple — choke him or shoot him. The End.
Now take a person wanted for murder. That’s a different matter. Now there’s risk — the suspect might shoot back! So what do we do then? Why, we throw a bombwherever the suspect might be (note, not “is known to be“) or, if that’s inconvenient then you burn the place to the ground (Waco anyone?)
Consider this — nearly every time someone is wanted, even for murder, they can be easily captured without violence.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2015-01-25.

Contagion: The MMR Vaccine Will Not Stop the Measles Outbreak From Spreading

As many of you are aware, the measles outbreak continues to spread into multiple states. With 70 confirmed cases now reported, and contradicting information as to whether a vaccination will stop the virulent disease, it is time to begin preparing for yet another possible epidemic in the United States.
In an attempt to get a handle on this epidemic that has crossed over into multiple states, health officials are emphasizing the importance of getting a vaccination. However, many are wondering if it is even possible to control the outbreak at this point. Once a measles outbreak has started in a community, it is very difficult to stop it. Moreover, since the outbreak began at a popular tourist destination, those who are infected span from local, statewide and even international travelers. Getting a grip on this outbreak could take months, and all the while, infected more and more as it rages on. As, you continue reading you will see how ineffective it could be to get a vaccine.
Here’s what we do know:

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on January 24th, 2015.

New Psychiatric Diagnosis Targets ‘Internet Conspiracy Theorists’

The Obama administration has a new partner in crime and it is the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The APA created the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (5th Edition) which was recently adopted. DSM 5 is highly controversial and has sparked outrage from the mental health practitioners. As many of these practitioners point out, the new DSM-V makes a pathology out of simple and normal behaviors such as grieving for the loss of a loved one.
This constitutes a new subjective approach in diagnosing of mental illness in that it promises to end free speech and any form of political dissent. The federal government has already declared anyone who opposes its unconstitutional policies as having ‘political paranoia,’ which is now diagnosed as a type of mental illness.
Particularly disturbing is that the new manual targets internet users and conspiracy theorists. If someone is judged, by some vague set of criteria, to spend too much time on the internet, they could be judged to be mentally ill and ineligible to own a gun. How are you receiving this information? The chances are that you are, at least according to Obama and Biden, giving in to your internet addiction and reading this article. Under the new Obama guidelines this would be grounds for gun confiscation. The alternative media is predicated on internet readership and listenership. These groups would be among the first groups to oppose a martial law crackdown, and now they are the first to be targeted.
Subsequently, this is just another backdoor method to disarm citizens who would oppose the abject tyranny being imposed upon America. And these facts sum up what is truly behind the Obama administration’s latest attack upon gun ownership because they want to prey upon a defenseless nation by disarming as many of us as possible before the purges can begin in earnest.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on Jan. 24, 2015.

Real War: Video of Shelling in Mariupol Ukraine Today

Today, either the Pro-Russian rebels or Ukrainian forces found a target on the suburb of Mariupol worthy of a sustained Grad rocket attack. This is what real war looks like gang, and there are real dead people on the receiving end of this attack. While Obama and the Western media continue to ignore this conflict, the truth is that when Mariupol is encircled a siege will begin and the Ukrainians will be forced to surrender. At that point in the war, everything changes, including a future expansion of the war all the way to the doorsteps of Odessa.
From the YouTube user VPE (Vox Populi Evo):

This post was published at John Galt Fla on January 24, 2015.

Charlie Hebdo, A Free Press, And Social Security – Paul Craig Roberts

Puzzled by the title? It will all come clear.
Europeans have written to me with more information that raises questions about the Charlie Hebdo affair. Some point out the strange emptiness of the street on which the professional killers depart. Others point out the film has hallmarks of orchestration or staging. Still others point out the size and described physical attributes of the killers do not correspond with the accused brothers and that the getaway car turns away from the scene differently from the official description. Another puzzle is that the video of the police assault on the deli repeatedly shows police moving in front of other police who are firing their weapons, yet despite the pointblank range are not hit. And there are other matters.
All I can say is that clearly at least some Europeans notice and on the basis of what they have seen have a lot of suspicion. I cannot evaluate the information sent to me. I do not know the neighborhood in Paris or traffic patterns. I know nothing about film making. Those who know enough about these matters for their suspicions to be aroused are the ones who need to address these issues. Possibly some of these suspicions are contrived red herrings designed to redirect the focus of suspicion down dead ends and discredit skeptics.
In my articles I raised a question about the official story, which was so completely at the ready as to appear pre-packaged. I said that the official story had many of the characteristics of a false flag operation. I did not say it was one. My intent is for the media to make some effort to verify the story and not simply repeat the script handed to them. I made it clear that I thought it unlikely the story would be examined by the print and TV media. As Patrick Smith makes clear in CounterPunch, an embedded media is not a media. Journalism is absent along with truth.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on January 24, 2015.

Saudi King Abdullah’s death sets up complex succession process

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Adbul Aziz died early Friday, setting the stage for a transition of power at a critical moment as the key U.S. ally in the Middle East struggles with falling oil prices and rising Islamist violence.
The monarch, believed to be 90, was succeeded by his brother, Crown Prince Salman, according to state television. That put the region’s most important Sunni power and America’s closest Arab ally in the hands of a 79-year-old who is reportedly in poor health and suffering from dementia.
Salman’s rise to the throne postpones the question of when the Saudi monarchy will turn to the next generation of princes to run their country of 28 million people at a crucial moment in a region mired in crisis.

This post was published at Washington Post

Attack on Mariupol Begins; 7,000-8,000 Ukrainian Forces Nearly Encircled in Northern Cauldron; US Sends Army Trainers

Yesterday, DNR (Donetsk People’s Republic) president Alexander Zakharchenko issued this statement on a ceasefire:
“There will no longer be any attempts to speak about a ceasefire from our side. We will now see how Kiev reacts. Kiev doesn’t currently understand that we can advance in three directions simultaneously“.
Jacob Dreizin, a US citizen who reads Russian and speaks Ukrainian provides a DNR perspective that he has seen.
Jacob writes …
Background for Zakharchenko’s “no more ceasefires” statement stems from rebel disappointment back in August when Moscow forced the rebels to the negotiating table in Minsk, Belarus. The rebels gave up some territory around Mariupol at a time when Ukraine army was retreating, and in complete disarray.
This could have been a great opportunity for Kiev to come to its senses and accept a political solution.

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

The Truth About ISIS, Chris Kyle and the Saudi King

In the wake of recent psy ops news (in other words, news in general), an interesting conundrum was apparent to me today, when we consider the hype surrounding Chris Kyle and his legendary sniping skills, and the death of the King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. What a quandary the average American patriot must be in here, as the same establishment lionizing Kyle as a hero is simultaneously lauding one of the chief terror exporters – the Saudi regime.
If Chris Kyle is a hero, why is the establishment he fought for exalting the Saudi King? If the Saudi King is a nefarious character, then Chris Kyle fought for a corrupt administration, regardless of his personal desires and motivations.

CASTING CALL: The Saudi King, the American Sniper and Jihadi John – each play a role in the ongoing geopolitical saga.
This is ridiculous contradiction is lost on the public, who are ferocious in their re-energized neo-conservative zeal for mindless, frothing militarism and death worship. I am no pacifist, and I certainly advocate a strong male image, but you’ll notice the same establishment that promotes destructive feminism and constantly denigrates masculinity, now suddenly allows a sanctioned image of masculinity because it was a trained killer for the corrupt establishment. In any other case, Kyle would be lambasted as a Neanderthal ape.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JANUARY 24, 2015.

Adios Cuba!

It’s taken over half a century for the US to finally figure out how to neutralize pesky Communist Cuba. Invasions, air raids, crushing sanctions, attempts to murder the Castro leadership by exploding cigars and poisons, diplomatic isolation, poisoning crops – all failed.
Now, the lame duck Obama administration has finally figured out how to put an end to Cuba’s Communist system: human wave attacks by hordes of American tourists in loud golf wear yelling ‘USA, USA!’ and waving Visa cards.
The flood gates open in March. Once this happens, the charming, lovely island of gracious people that I’ve known since my youth will go the way of Nineveh, Tyre and Atlantis. They’ll probably even rename eastern Cuba as Sandals III and Hedonism IV, while beautiful old Havana becomes Disney Pirate’s World.
My heart weeps at this prospect. What made Castro’s Cuba uniquely charming was its glorious dilapidation, quaint prudery, and freedom from consumer vulgarity.
Cuba was pretty much crime free. Visitors were treated with respect and rarely pestered. Even the state controlled prices were rock bottom, making Cuba, with its lovely beaches, gorgeous weather and zesty rums the ideal resort for lower and middle income tourists. Well-behaved, polite Canadians make up the majority of visitors. Sayonara to their C$500 (US $410) week all-inclusive vacations.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on January 24, 2015.

‘Canadian Flu Vaccine Paradox’ Admits Vaccines Are Causing More Illness

Canadian mainstream media have taken a bold new step – admitting the problem that frequent vaccines are creating a cascade of more illnesses. And not just a greater number and frequency of illnesses but even lower protection against the very diseases the vaccines were supposed to protect against.
CBC News reports that it was originally called ‘the Canadian problem’ – i.e. the problem of higher risk of pandemic flu illnesses among those who get the seasonal flu shot the previous year, or those who get frequent flu shots. They note that the problem is now seen in other countries such as Hong Kong, Japan and the U. S.
From CBC News:
People who receive flu vaccines year after year can sometimes show reduced protection, an effect that Canadian infectious disease specialists say muddies public health messages for annual flu vaccine campaigns.
During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, researchers at the B. C. Centre for Disease Control originally thought seasonal flu shots from 2008 might offer extra protection against the new pandemic strain. They were puzzled to find instead, seasonal flu vaccination almost doubled the risk of infection with pandemic flu.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on January 24th 2015.

Law Has Been Murdered – Paul Craig Roberts

Barrett Brown, Kathy Kelly, and Bonny Mahoney are the kind of people who are imprisoned in America. It is not the perjurers and liars, the torturers, war criminals and mass murderers. It is the good people who peacefully protest the crimes of those who control the US government and its policies.
Since around 1990 I have studied and reported on cases that have resulted in the erosion of the protective features in law that made law a shield of the people instead of a weapon in the hands of the government. Barrett Brown’s statement to the Judge in his show trial shows that the US Department of Justice has been successful in preventing the system from delivering any justice. The US Court system delivers support for the government’s crimes. That’s it.
Brown’s statement shows how the system works. The government brings false charges against you or they bring charges that are not illegal under law as understood. However, prosecutors invent new interpretations of laws and judges and juries accept legislation-by-prosecutor-to-fit-the-made-up-case. Almost never is a jury involved, not that jurors show any inclination to go against the government’s case. However, prosecutors only face that unlikely risk in 3 or 4 percent of the cases. All other cases are settled on the basis of self-incrimination. The prosecutor tells the defendant and his attorney, ‘you can admit to this and that and have a sentence of 5 or 10 years. Otherwise, we are indicting you with 105 offenses with imprisonment of at least one lifetime.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on January 23, 2015.

Of course Saddam had WMDs: how the US knew

Yes, prior to Gulf War 2, all sorts of people were lying about WMDs in Iraq. There was the whole business about the yellowcake and Niger, and Colin Powell speaking before the UN.
There was a WMD depot in Iraq that wasn’t a depot.
There were people who said they had secret evidence Saddam shipped weapons out of the country. And maybe they did have evidence.
But this is a different story. It involves the prospect of inspectors finding very serious weapons and then saying, ‘Wait! The weapons containers have American labels on them!’
That didn’t happen, but it could have. And then what a fiasco would have ensued, since the US government was about to wage war to ‘end Saddam’s threat.’ Yet, the US had armed him.
In 1975, the US signed on to an international treaty banning the production, use, and stockpiling of biological weapons. Ditto for chemical weapons, in 1993. Another treaty.
Here’s a quote from the Washington Post (9/4/13): ‘The administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush authorized the sale to Iraq of numerous items…including poisonous chemicals and deadly biological viruses, such as anthrax and bubonic plague…’

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on January 24, 2015.