from Truthstream Media:
by Simon Black, Sovereign Man:
I’ve been talking a lot about the looming pension crisis…
My short thesis is, if you’re depending on a pension for your retirement, it’s time to start looking elsewhere.
Pensions are simply giant funds responsible for paying out retirement benefits to workers.
And today, the nation’s 1,400 corporate pension plans are facing a $553 billion shortfall. And, according to Boston College, about 25% will likely go broke in the next decade.
by Christopher Black, New Eastern Outlook:
Well, my friends, I started to write an essay about the Brussels Declaration issued by NATO at the end of the American shakedown meeting with its allies on July 11, that, beneath the platitudes about “democracy” and “shared values” “defensive alliance,” respect for international law” and layer upon layer of lies about “Russian aggression,” is nothing less than a declaration of war. For that is what that document amounts to. Those interested can go to the NATO website and read it for themselves as paragraph after paragraph of fantasy and distortions are set out in that smug tone the war crowd likes to use to fool the rest of us. But be prepared for your mind to be polluted with every word.
So I stopped writing that piece, tore it up, and I stopped because how often can any reasonable person write about the same thing, the same war propaganda dished out with breakfast, lunch and dinner on every TV channel, every radio channel, every newspaper, time after time, without being numbed by it all.
by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:
As politicians and anti-gun rights activists continuously chant, “we don’t want to take your guns,” behind the scenes — in only the last five months — politicians have been working overtime to limit your right to bear arms. These laws are all a reaction to the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida and, like most politicians always do, they are not letting this tragedy go to waste.
Since the tragic shooting in Florida in February, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has recorded a whopping 55 new gun control measures in 26 states.
by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
“When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny.”
America is about to embark upon a perilous path, one from which there will be no return.
Nearly a decade ago, many Arizona legislators recognized the dangers and tried to block this imposition of tyranny in the state.
In 2009, Arizona legislators who opposed a the use of a national ID card because of the historical dangers to a population, sponsored and supported HB 2677 which tried to prevent Arizona from participating in the Real ID Card Act implementation process. Nine years later, Arizona lost its battle against the Real ID card which will soon be required to travel and following that, there is no doubt, it will be required to do business, hold a job, etc. Do the numbers 666 hold any significance for anyone?
by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:
The All-Pervasive Military/Security Complex
The article below by Professor Joan Roelofs is reproduced with permission from CounterPunch.
The article appeared in the print edition of CounterPunch Vol. 25, No. 3, and is available online at https://joanroelofs.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/insecurity-blanket.pdf
The article is long but very important and is worth a careful read. It shows that the military/security complex has woven itself so tightly into the American social, economic, and political fabric as to be untouchable. President Trump is an extremely brave or foolhardy person to take on this most powerful and pervasive of all US institutions by trying to normalize US relations with Russia, chosen by the military/security complex as the “enemy” that justifies its enormous budget and power.
by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
Silicon Valley’s wealthy elitists are preparing for the apocalypse, and their plans for survival don’t include us. When the time comes, those same elitists plan to only save themselves.
According to an article written by Douglas Rushkoff published originally in Medium, those hedge fund bankers are all preparing for a major apocalyptic event which the actually dun “The Event.” Whether “the event” is to be artificial intelligence reaching singularity or a virus that brings about a major death toll, they wanted to be prepared, and they asked Rushkoff to fill them in. The elitists asked such questions as:
by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:
Take it as indicative that neither Rep. Steny Hoyer, a “moderate” Democratic leader speaking in Washington, today, nor Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, “left liberal” Democratic headliners speaking on national television, yesterday, said anything about the U.S. economy. And obviously, nothing about the burgeoning “everything bubble” of debt built up by the central banks, which is threatening imminently to blow out the U.S. and much of the world economy again, unless stopped by Glass-Steagall, which the latter two Democratic luminaries supposedly promote.
And this void, four months before a national election.
by Stephen Lendman, The Sleuth Journal:
No Russian interference in America’s political process occurred in 2016, earlier, or is being cooked up for the nation’s November midterm elections.
Trump knows it and said so in Helsinki. When asked if he holds Russia accountable for anything, he said:
“I hold both countries responsible (for dismal bilateral relations). I think that the United States has been foolish. I think we’ve all been foolish…And I think we’re all to blame.”
Regarding election meddling, he said: “There was no collusion at all. Everybody knows it. And people are being brought out to the fore. So far that I know, virtually none of it related to the campaign. And they’re going to have to try really hard to find somebody that did relate to the campaign.”