Monday, August 29, 2016

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Why I Don't Read The Financial Times

Here are some interesting claims by Professor James Petras:

The Financial Times editorial page carries a logo that proclaims: “Without fear and without favour”. Indeed the editors have shown no fear when it comes to … fabricating lies, promoting imperial wars decimating countries and impoverishing millions, whether in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and now Venezuela. The fearless “Lies of Our Times” have been at the forefront forging pretexts for inciting imperial armies to crush independent governments.

Despite its pretentious scribblers and prestigious claims, the FT is seen by the Anglo-American financial class as a belligerent purveyor of militarist policies designed for the most retrograde sectors of the ruling elite.

What is most striking about the FT fearless fabrications on behalf of imperial militarism is how often their political and economic prognostications have been incompetent and flat out wrong.

You can read the rest @
http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/08/the-financial-times-megaphone-for-mass-murder/

Of course, I cannot independently verify his claims, but they sound about right to me.

Life Following Economic Collapse

If you have been waiting for a public announcement or news headline to let you know that an economic collapse has begun, you are in for the surprise of your life. If history in other countries and in Detroit, Michigan is any indication, there won’t be an announcement. An economic collapse tends to sneak up on a city, region, or country gradually over time. In some cases, the arrival of an economic collapse is so gradual that most people living in it aren’t even aware of it at first.

Things just get gradually worse, often so gradually that people and families adjust as best they can until one day they actually realize that it’s not just their home or their neighborhood that has been hit so hard financially, it’s everyone. By that time, it’s often too late to take preventative action.

In March of 2011, Detroit’s population was reported as having fallen to 713,777, the lowest it had been in a century and a full 25% drop from 2000. In December 2011, the state announced its intention to formally review Detroit’s finances. In May of 2013, almost two years later, the city is deemed “clearly insolvent” and in July of 2013, the state representative filed a Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition for Motor City. Detroit became one of the biggest cities to file bankruptcy in history.

So we have only to look at what happened in Detroit, Michigan post-bankruptcy, to get an indication of what might soon be widespread across the United States and what is already widespread in countries like Brazil and Venezuela.

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There’s really no way to predict the timing of an economic collapse with any certainty and in most cases, an economic collapse will occur gradually without much warning unless you are paying close attention to activity and events going on around you and around the world. The best way to be prepared when it does happen is to start changing your lifestyle now, in the ways discussed above, so that you and your family can survive hard times in the future.

You can read the rest @
http://www.survivalsullivan.com/life-will-like-economic-collapse/

How is the US government getting ready for a potential collapse? By stockpiling weapons and ammunition and threatening to outlaw US paper currency. These are NOT good signs.

Anyway, forewarned is forearmed:

https://youtu.be/DblvhECdws0

Will Julian Assange Be Murdered ???

Next President May Order Assassination of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

“I mean, a dead man can’t leak stuff,” Bob Beckel, a Hillary strategist enraged by WikiLeaks dump of DNC said of Assange. "The guy’s a traitor, a treasonist, and … and he has broken every law in the United States. The guy ought to be – and I’m not for the death penalty – so, if I’m not for the death penalty, there’s only one way to do it, illegally shoot the son of a bitch."

You can read the rest @
http://www.mintpressnews.com/journalist-worried-next-president-may-order-assassination-wikileaks-julian-assange/219894/

Here are a few things you ought to know, dumbass:

1. Mr. Assange is not a US resident or citizen. Isn't he an Australian citizen?

2. Therefore, he cannot be called either a "traitor" or a "treasonist" with respect to the US or our constitution.

3. If Mr. Assange never sets foot on US territory, how can he be held accountable to US laws he allegedly has broken?

4. Statements like yours reveal the absurdity of the "war on terror". Somehow we've gone from taking revenge on the alleged planners and supporters of 9/11 attacks to the illegal killing of anyone who reveals US criminality to the public.

I DO NOT WANT TO SEE JULIAN ASSANGE KILLED.

How about you?

Free Speech Severely Restricted By US Colleges

If you haven’t been following higher education news, you may not be aware that this sort of thing is happening on college campuses all over America.

Schools are designating certain areas as “free speech zones” and in some cases even restricting those areas to certain times of day.

Before you get too angry at the administrator in this video, remember that he wasn’t the one who created this policy, he’s just charged with the awful task of enforcing it.

These ridiculous policies are created by higher level administrators in closed meetings.

You can read the rest @
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08/clemson-university-administrator-stops-man-praying-campus-isnt-free-speech-area-video/

I received an MSc degree from Clemson in the 90s. Back then the Gideon Society would come to the campus to distribute Holy Bibles once a year. I wonder if they have been restricted, too.

"Free speech zones"? When I was born, the entire USA was a free speech zone. Now it is little better than Nazi Germany. The only thing missing is concentration camps, but we are certain to see them too someday.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bezos Wants More Cheap Labor

Jeff Bezos’ Editorial Board at the Washington Post is complaining that there aren’t enough Americans who want to work low-end jobs, so the government needs to import more foreign replacements.

“Typically the [immigrants] do jobs — tending crops, washing dishes, mowing lawns — that native-born Americans do not want,” the Post claimed.

The Post’s authors are so out of touch they don’t realize that Americans have willingly done those jobs for more than 300 years, and that millions of Americans have gone on a virtual strike because low-end wages are already too low nationwide.

You can read the rest @
http://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2016/08/26/washington-post-jeff-bezos-scab-workers-replace-americans/

So, 95 million of us already are out of work ... and the solution is to import more cheap labor?

Q: Does Bezos support Hillary or Trump?

A: You know the answer.

America's billionaires don't have enough money. They want to be trillionaires.

So far, immigrants are cheaper to hire than robots. But when that changes, Bezos and his ilk will drop their human labor like hot potatoes.

Hillary's Roadmap For America ???

How To Create A Socialist State (by Saul Alinsky)

There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a socialist state. The first is the most important ...

1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people.

2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Source - http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-27/hillary-clintons-roadmap-america


Whether or not this roadmap actually came from Saul Alinsky, it certainly appears to be the plan now being followed by the US deep state under the guidance of George Soros and his ilk.

However, some aspects of the above do not make sense:

a) This is not "socialism" per se. It is FASCISM masquerading as socialism.

b) This plan is NOT going to result in taxing the wealthy (i.e., the 1% of the 1% of the 1%). After all, this is no longer Alinsky's plan, it is their plan.