Truth Is Washington’s Enemy – Paul Craig Roberts

US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception to Washington’s lies as ‘threats’ who belong to a deranged pro-Russian propaganda cult.
Washington’s problem is that whereas Washington controls the print and TV media in the US and its vassal states in Europe, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, and Japan, Washington does not control Internet sites, such as this one, or media, such as RT, of non-vassal states. Consequently, Washington’s lies are subject to challenge, and as people lose confidence in Western print and TV media because of the propaganda content, Washington’s agendas, which depend on lies, are experiencing rougher sledding.
Truth is bubbling up through Washington’s propaganda. Confronted with the possibility of a loss of control over every explanation, Hillary Clinton, Ed Royce, and the rest are suddenly complaining that Washington is ‘losing the information war.’ Huge sums of taxpayers’ hard earned money will now be used to combat the truth with lies.
What to do? How to suppress truth with lies in order to remain in control? The answer says Andrew Lack, Royce, et alia, is to redefine a truth-teller as a terrorist. Thus, the comparison of RT and ‘dissident’ Internet bloggers to the Islamist State and the designated terror group, Boko Haram.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on April 21, 2015.

North Carolina Man’s Obituary “Respectfully Asks That You Not Vote For Hillary In 2016

A Cabarrus County, North Carolina man died last week, but Larry Upright, 81, made one final request in his obituary – written by his family.
“Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R. I. P. Grandaddy.” Judging by the condolences, he is not alone in his request. It seems “everyday Americans” does not include North Carolinans…
Via Whitley’s Funeral Home…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 04/20/2015.

Obama’s Trade Policy Shows the Audacity of Ignorance

The most important takeaway from David Nakamura’s detailedWashington Post piece on President Obama and trade policy is that the president’s evolving views have been shaped by arrogance as well as ignorance. Worse economic news can scarcely be imagined, since Congress is gearing up to decide whether to grant him a blank check (‘fast track’ authority) for negotiating new deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Nakamura’s reporting confirms an observation I made back in 2008when then-Senator Obama was first running for President: He knew nothing important about trade issues and cared less. The best evidence for the former was his constant harping on what he thought were NAFTA’s defects at a time when China had completely eclipsed Mexico as a policy concern. The best evidence for the latter was his website’s almost perfunctory treatment of the subject (especially in contrast to the detailed analysis offered on the internet by one Hillary Clinton).
Fast forward to his years in office, and we see:

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner on April 16, 2015.

10 Hilarious Modifications Of Hillary Clinton’s New Campaign Logo

Should we be surprised that Hillary Clinton has come up with perhaps the worst presidential campaign logo in American history? This is a woman that has never seemed to be able to do much of anything right, and yet at the moment she appears quite likely to be our next president. And it is sad commentary on the state of this nation that we would willingly choose such a leader. The Clintons have been continuously immersed in scandal since their days in Arkansas in the 1980s, and yet tens of millions of Americans still worship them. The Clintons could probably sacrifice children to Baal on national television and most of their supporters would still love them. There is no way in the world that Bill or Hillary Clinton should be running for anything at this point. If we actually lived in a just society, they would both be in prison. But instead, they are treated like rock stars wherever they go, and they have made more than $100 million since leaving the White House in 2001. Most of that money has come from making speeches and doing personal appearances. They are a bright, shining example of how broken our political system is, and yet Hillary is very likely going to be our first female president.
It should be a very interesting campaign season. But in the end, it will probably be Hillary on one side vs. Jeb Bush on the other. If that doesn’t depress you, then you are probably totally clueless about what is really going on in this country.
As we go along, there will be plenty of time to dissect the candidates. And with Hillary, there is plenty to examine. But for now, people are having a lot of fun making fun of her new logo. The following are 10 hilarious modifications to her campaign logo that will be sure to have you laughing. All of these are being circulated on Facebook except for #4, #7 and #10. Those were created by my wife. I think that most of you will really enjoy these…

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on April 14th, 2015.

All Hail Hillary – Iowa Students Locked in Classrooms as Clinton Arrives at College to Visit ‘Everyday Iowans’

You can’t make this up. You really can’t.
So just days after oligarch extraordinaire Hillary Clinton finally put us out of our misery and announced her campaign for the U. S. Presidency, she decided it would be shrewd to kick things off by ‘having conversations with everyday Iowans’ via a ‘van tour.’ These aren’t my words, it is exactly how the PR stunt was marketed by her campaign. See:

Naturally, the whole thing was staged, and the experience of most ‘everyday Iowans’ was far from any sort of conversation. In fact, many were locked in their classrooms to prevent her highness from even having to view the rabble. The Des Moines Register notes that:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 15, 2015.

330 Million Citizens & Only One Democrat Interested In Being President

I was watching Meet the Press Sunday and found it fairly comical when they got around to discussing Hillary Clinton. In fact, they replayed a SNL skit from Saturday night that made fun of Hillary and the fact that she is the only viable candidate for the Democrats because of the Clinton dynasty. The host of Meet the Press, Chuck Todd and his panel guests all had a good laugh ‘ha ha ha… yes that’s funny because it’s true ha ha ha’. And once they had a good if not awkward chuckle, one can only presume at the expense of the American people, they simply moved on and stepped over that giant elephant in the room. So despite the fact that we all understand something is incredibly wrong with the fact that Hillary has no challengers in a nation of 330 million citizens we are simply supposed to ignore this giant puss filled boil on the face of our democratic process.
How can this be? How is it that in such a well educated society with an abundance of opinions throughout this vast land the Democratic party is unable to find anyone outside of the core political machine willing to even take a stab at becoming the chief public servant? This is supposed to be a self governed democracy. We have destroyed the entire Middle East over the past 15 years in the name of self governance and rule by the people for the people. What a farce! How can anyone in this country say with a straight face that we are a nation ruled by the people for the people when the system is so locked down to anyone outside of the elite political insiders that we cannot even find a few tokens to throw at the facade of democracy at work?

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 04/14/2015.

New Report Finds $153 Billion in Corporate Welfare – Majority of Taxpayer Funded Public Assistance Goes to People Who are Employed

Over the past few weeks, I’ve focused on the many dangerous myths people are encouraged to tell themselves by the various power structures. These myths prevent critical thinking and make people far more malleable and passive. I’ve discussed the stock market myth and the Hillary Clinton myth in some detail, but today I want to expound upon the public welfare, i.e., food stamp myth.
This myth has two components to it, which work brilliantly to manipulate two different segments of the U. S. population. On the one hand, the wealthy and upper middle classes who do not need public assistance have generally bought into either one of two notions about it.
1) That their tax dollars are actually helping out the poor, and they are happy to pay their share of it.
2) That those on public assistance are intellectually and professionally inferior to themselves, and that these people are just lazy deadbeats who should get off the couch.
Interestingly, neither of these perspectives are accurate, but they serve the corporate-state perfectly. The reason is that by dividing the affluent classes into two false memes they never actually see the issue for what it really is. At the same time, public assistance is actually padding corporate profit margins at the expense of society. I discussed this a couple of years ago in the post, McDonald’s Math: You Can’t Survive Working for Us. Here are a few excerpts:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 14, 2015.

Are These The “Everyday Americans” Hillary Clinton Is Running For?

Moments ago, Tracy Sefl of the Ready for Hillary SuperPAC appeared on the Apple infomercial channel and said something confusing: “Hillary is certainly making it clear that she is running as a chamption for everyday Americans. People who are looking how to get by, get ahead, stay ahead.”

Confusing, because Tracy sadly had some significant problems defining who these “everyday Americans” are…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 04/13/2015.

Make Room in the Campaign Clown Car! Marco Rubio Announces POTUS Bid

The latest candidate to squeeze into the POTUS 2016 clown car is…neocon war hawk Marco Rubio.
He joins fellow Republican Koch Brothers puppets Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton in the running for leader of the ‘free world.’
Also expected to announce a 2016 presidential bid:
Jeb Bush
Scott Walker
Chris Christie
Mike Huckabee

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on April 13th, 2015.

It’s Official: Hillary Clinton Is Running for President in 2016 (God Help Us All)

Well, let’s be honest America. Our only real ‘choices’ in the upcoming bread and circuses election 2016 are really going to be Jeb Bush (Establishment) or Hillary Clinton (a Bush offshoot, more Establishment).

These are Americas unofficial dynasties, and no matter which puppet is put in place, the oligarchy always wins. Everyone else they are parading out is simply around to split up the vote some more and make it seem like we have actual choices in the leadership of this country that we probably haven’t had since JFK was shot.
Truth is, whoever is set to take the helm of one of the largest, most evil and deadly corporations in the world was likely already chosen several Bilderberg meetings ago.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on April 12th, 2015.

So Who Beat the Crap Out of Harry Reid?

Some have suggested it was Chinese mafia or even Hillary Clinton, but let’s stop beating around the bush (bad pun): who beat the crap out of Nevada Democrat Senator Harry Reid?
A few months back Senator Reid, who has previously admitted he’s very excited about the fact that that Obamacare is essentially just a clever way to dupe America into a socialist one-payer healthcare system that is totally controlled by the government, showed up to work looking like someone beat him up.
At the time, Reid, who has extensive corrupt multi-billion-dollar dealings with Chinese energy companies that would require the Bundys to get the hell off their land in Nevada in short order possibly prompting that whole stand off with the Bureau of Land Management last year, claims the injury came from an exercise accident on New Year’s day.
Reid, who was so right for his job as Nevada Senator that people didn’t even have to vote for him because the voting machines in that state were automatically checking his name at election time, originally explained at a press conference back in January:
‘I was doing exercises that I’ve been doing for many years with those large rubber bands and one of them broke and spun me around and I crashed into these cabinets and injured my eye.’
Aside from the fractured eye and bruised face, Reid also somehow hit his bathroom cabinets so hard, he wound up in the same instant with not one but four broken ribs.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on April 12th, 2015.

Saturday Satire: Candidate Profile – Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to officially announce her candidacy for the 2016 presidential election on Sunday, putting an end to months of speculation about her plans. Here are some key things to know about the first Democrat to declare her candidacy…
Campaign Slogan: ‘I deserve this’ Campaign Strategy: Overwhelming tide of inevitability Spouse: Former Arkansas attorney general William Jefferson Clinton Wingspan: 7 feet, 6 inches Ideal Running Mate: Primary opponent who knows how to gracefully step aside when the time comes Biggest Scandals: Deaths of four Americans at Benghazi, use of private email account for government emails, choice of Nina McLemore dress at a 1998 presidential function Grandchildren: One, but pushing Chelsea for one more before Iowa caucus

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 04/11/2015.

Crime Does Pay: Hillary Clinton To Announce Presidential Candidacy On Sunday

If any event demonstrates the Banana Republic status of the United States political system, it’s Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Candidacy. Notwithstanding the fact that Hillary should be under investigation by an independently appointed Special Prosecutor for possible criminal abuse of her position as Obama’s Secretary of State, there’s a long laundry list of probable crimes for which Hillary should have been at least investigated (Whitewater/Madison Guaranty, mysterious commodities trading ‘profits,’ Vince Foster’s ‘apparent’ suicide, Travelgate, etc).
But instead Hillary is set to announce her candidacy for the 2016 Presidential election.
While political scandals, high crimes and skulduggery have been occurring since the dawn of organized civilization, ever since Nixon walked away from the Watergate crimes legally unscathed, the American public has accepted Governmental criminality as eagerly as Oliver Twist begged for more porridge: ‘Please sir, I want some more.’
Charles Dickens has always been one of my favorite writers, as I relish anything that lampoons obvious authoritative crimes and moral injustices, as well as caricaturizes general societal absurdities like ‘political/social’ correctness.

This post was published at Investment Research Dynamics on April 11, 2015.

Iranian Nuclear Deal: Down Hans Blix’s Rabbit Hole

Last week, a preliminary agreement was reached between international negotiators from the P5 1 and Iran over the future on Tehran’s civilian nuclear industry.
On one level, it’s a major diplomatic achievement, but on another level it’s fraught with gremlins. Suffice to say, it’s a little premature to be celebrating, and here’s why…
There is still vehement resistance to any deal with Iran, and it’s coming from two specific places: the US Republican Congress and the Israeli Lobby. Both factions have stated their position openly from the onset which is absolutely ‘no deal’ with Iran, and are advocating indefinite sanctions or a preemptive military strike against Iran in the near future. In the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ‘No deal is better than a bad deal.’ For some reason I’m left with the distinct impression that any deal would be a bad deal for old Bibi.
The Iran nuclear issue will almost certainly drag on, if not accelerate well into 2016, where it will become the central foreign policy piece for Republican presidential candidates, their campaigns and television debates, with each contender going as far to the right as possible on the issue so as to assuage the ‘national security’ fears while courting their November foot soldiers. ‘Talking tough’ on Iran will be a requirement for all GOP contenders looking to attract money and support from Neoconservative and Israeli Super PACS. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has already pledged to ‘kill’ any Iran deal his first day in office if he’s elected president in 2016. Expect more to come.
With Iran in focus, the stage is set for a new flavor of power-partisan politics. On the right, you have either sanctions or war, and on the left, should US Secretary of State and chief Iranian negotiator, John Kerry, enter the presidential race for the Democrats alongside Hillary Clinton, their party’s focus will be on a peaceful settlement and working through multilateral and diplomatic channels. Once the primaries are finished, Iran will be the ultimate ‘wedge issue’, custom-designed to polarize US voters on foreign policy, the same way that abortion, prayer in schools, and gay marriage does domestically every four years.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on APRIL 9, 2015.

This is How Hillary Does Business – An Oil Company, Human Rights Abuses in Colombia and the Clinton Foundation

The details of these financial dealings remain murky, but this much is clear: After millions of dollars were pledged by the oil company to the Clinton Foundation – supplemented by millions more from Giustra himself – Secretary Clinton abruptly changed her position on the controversial U. S.-Colombia trade pact. Having opposed the deal as a bad one for labor rights back when she was a presidential candidate in 2008, she now promoted it, calling it ‘strongly in the interests of both Colombia and the United States.’ The change of heart by Clinton and other Democratic leaders enabled congressional passage of a Colombia trade deal that experts say delivered big benefits to foreign investors like Giustra.
The details of her family’s entanglements in Colombia echo talk that the Clintons have blurred the lines between their private business and philanthropic interests and those of the nation. And Hillary Clinton’s connections to Pacific Rubiales and Giustra intensify recent questions about whether big donations influenced her decisions as secretary of state. – From the International Business Daily article: As Colombian Oil Money Flowed To Clintons, State Department Took No Action To Prevent Labor Violations
Decades ago, Bill and Hillary Clinton made a conscious decision to prioritize money and power over the struggles of the poor, weak and dispossessed. The key to their success has been the ability to continue to falsely portray that the commitment to the less fortunate is the guiding principle of their lives.
The other day, I wrote about the dangerous myths people tell themselves (see: The Stock Market Myth and How the Japanese Middle Class is on the Precipice Thanks to Abenomics). For most Democrats, the myth of the Clinton family remains an unassailable tale they tell themselves to this very day, despite piles of evidence to the contrary.
As I read more and more about the Clintons in the run up to her 2016 coronation, it has become clear that the Clinton Foundation represents the clever and core vehicle used to funnel ever more money and power to the family, all the while looking charitable. It’s pretty genius actually.
Here at Liberty Blitzkrieg, we have covered several examples of how money moving into the Clinton Foundation were used to influence Hillary’s decision making when she was Secretary of State. In case you missed them:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on 9 April 2015.

Rand Paul Strikes Back at Lindsey Graham, Neocons: “In Reality, They Have Been On Obama’s Side”; Reflections on the “Far-Wrong”

On April 5, US Senator Lindsey Graham made the statement “The best deal, I think, comes with a new president. Hillary Clinton would do better. I think everybody on our side, except maybe Rand Paul, could do better.” Graham made that statement on CBS’ Face The Nation.
Today Sean Hannity asked Rand Paul “What do you say to Lindsay Graham, who took a shot at you and said, everyone would have gotten a better deal?”

Paul replied “Almost anyone in the Congress would better defend the Bill of Rights than this particular senator, so touche.”
His position on Syria is also correct. In the same interview Paul said “I was the leading opponent of bombing Assad [Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad]. Why? Because I thought Isis would grow stronger. And I guarantee you right now ISIS would be in Damascus right now ruling the whole country had we done that.”
However, note the accusations that Rand Paul, unlike his father, has flip-flopped on Iran.
In 2007, Paul, then a surrogate for his father’s presidential campaign, told radio host Alex Jones that ‘Even our own intelligence community consensus opinion now is that they’re not a threat.’

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on Wednesday, April 08, 2015.

Hillary Angers Chinese Even Before She Announces Presidential Run

The detention of women's activists in #China must end. This is inexcusable. #FreeBeijing20Five Read this story: — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 7, 2015

“We hope that public figures in other countries can respect China’s judicial sovereignty and independence,” was the abrupt response from Beijing, clearly aimed at Hillary Clinton, after the yet-to-announce-her-run-for-president-ness, denounced as “inexcusable” the detention of five women activists. On suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, the five women face a jail sentence of up to five years, and so Clinton, using direct social media channels, tweeted, “The detention of women’s activists in China must end. This is inexcusable”. China’s Foreign Ministry said the matter was an internal affair.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 04/07/2015.

The Moral Hazard of Hillary Clinton & Company

‘Wall Street Democrats’ is a political phrase gaining traction. It encapsulates a growing realization that Bill Clinton’s two terms as President and Barack Obama’s eight years in office have been a great boon to enriching the one percent on Wall Street and an economic disaster for mostly everyone else.
It was the Bill Clinton administration that deregulated the financial markets through the repeal of the Depression era Glass-Steagall Act and it was the Obama administration that created the masquerade that strict regulation of Wall Street was put back into place under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Instead of reform, Wall Street banks have become larger, more dangerous and an increasing threat to the economic stability of the U. S., if not the globe.
There is a serious and growing chorus calling for an expulsion of the Wall Street Democrats from the party and a formal break with its anointed brand – the ‘Clinton’ name. Every time Bill Clinton’s former Treasury Secretary, Robert Rubin, opens his mouth, this message gains more substance.

This post was published at Wall Street On Parade on April 6, 2015.

Poor Jeb Bush – Poll Numbers Plunge in Home State of Florida and Remain Dismal in Ohio and Pennsylvania

While Hillary Clinton is undoubtably an authoritarian, crony fraud, she can at least say she’s got hapless Democrat party lemmings firmly behind her. Not so for Jeb Bush, a candidate so bad only an oligarch could love him.
What’s been so amusing about his campaign thus far, is the lengths to which big money Republican donors have gone to try to manufacture support and create a likable candidate out of someone with zero grassroots support. The best example of this came about a month ago, and was highlighted in the post, Jeb Bush Forced to Bus Supporters From Washington D. C. to CPAC as Attendees Walk Out On Him. Here’s an excerpt:
It sounds like Jeb Bush’s supporters are taking CPAC pretty seriously this year. Emails provided to Slate show that backers of the former Florida governor are busing supporters from downtown Washington D. C. to CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland, and organizing to get them day passes into the event.
One long-time CPAC insider said these organized efforts impressed him, and that he didn’t know of any other potential 2016 candidates busing backers in. Perhaps that’s because no other potential candidates are worried about the regular crowd turning against them – the Washington Times reports today that some CPAC attendees are planning ‘to stage an informal protest when he hits the stage.’
Unfortunately for Jeb, busing in supporters doesn’t translate into genuine support. This was recently on full display with the latest Quinnipiac University poll.
For example, Bloomberg reports that:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 3, 2015.