Sunday, June 16, 2019

Telltale Signs of Recession

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

I’m seeing lifestyles that are out of stock and no longer available, even in China.

Though every recession is unique, all recessions manifest in similar ways in the real economy. By real economy, I mean the on-the-ground economy we observe with our own eyes, as opposed to the abstract statistical model reflected in official declarations of when recessions begin and end.

One characteristic that never makes it into the abstract statistical representation of recession is the light switch phenomenon: business suddenly dries up, as if someone turned a light switch off. This is especially visible in discretionary purchases, which include everything from smart phones to vehicles to eating out.

MEDICAL TYRANNY: Doctors ordered to refuse health care services to parents who opt out of child vaccinations

by Vicki Batts, Natural News:

Parents want to do what’s best for their children, especially when it comes to their health. For many, that means trusting their family doctor to lead them in the right direction — but when doctors receive benefits for pushing drugs and inoculations, that trust can easily be abused. Industry influence in medicine is so strong that doctors are now being encouraged to stop seeing patients who aren’t vaccinated.

Health freedom is a growing concern for parents, especially as governments continue to push for mandatory vaccinations at every turn. What happened to autonomy and freedom? It seems these ideals have been sold up the river to Big Pharma and their ilk.

Political Immorality and Personal Immorality

by Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute:

Many Americans have been shocked by recent revelations of the extent of sexual harassment in Congress. However, no one should be too surprised that those who spend their lives defending and expanding the welfare-warfare state engage in immoral personal conduct. It is only natural that an immoral system, like the welfare-warfare state, tends to attract individuals likely to practice personal immorality.

The welfare-warfare state is built on a foundation of taxation and fiat currency controlled by a secretive central bank. While some type of taxation may be necessary to fund the few legitimate functions of government, taking people’s money to fund a redistributive welfare state at home and a global empire abroad is nothing more than theft. The Federal Reserve’s erosion of purchasing power is also a form of theft.

The welfare-warfare state relies on violence. Every law preventing us from living our lives as we choose — whether forbidding us from working for below minimum wage, preventing us from smoking marijuana or drinking raw milk, telling private business owners who can and cannot use what restroom, or requiring us to purchase government-approved health insurance — rests on the threat of force being used against those who refuse to obey.

The warfare side of the welfare-warfare state is obviously rooted in violence. War inevitably leads to deaths, including the deaths of innocents. A permanent warfare state is also the quickest way to lose our liberties. This is why the Founding Fathers counseled against standing armies and foreign entanglements.

The neocons and “humanitarian interventionists” who control our foreign policy have disregarded the wisdom of the Founders. They actually promote endless wars not to protect our security but to promote “democracy” and “universal human rights.” They are impervious to evidence of the failure of military interventions to achieve these goals and indifferent to the human and fiscal costs of endless war. They dismiss the loss of innocent lives — including the deaths of children — as unavoidable “collateral damage,” while using their influence in the media to spread pro-war propaganda. They also smear their opponents as aiding America’s enemies and sympathizing with terrorists.

No one holding political power wants to admit the system he supports is immoral and a failure. Therefore, defenders of the welfare-warfare state rely on lies and deceptions. They ignore all evidence of the failure of big government to accomplish its ends, instead pretending they can fix the system with a few reforms. They also work with allies in the media to promulgate the lie that without the welfare state the masses would remain poor and uneducated, and without the warfare state we would be overwhelmed by those who hate us for our freedoms. They never mention that many foreigners hate America because of the suffering caused by our hyper-interventionist foreign policy.

Read More @ RonPaulInstitute.com

State Dept. Warning Memo -Outlining Sketchy Steele Info- Was Delivered to Peter Strzok a Week Prior to FISA Submission…

from The Conservative Treehouse:

The exit door begins to close.  According to the latest leak provided to John Solomon the State Department information -deconstructing Chris Steele- was presented to FBI Agent Peter Strzok a week before they used Steele’s sketchy dossier to prop up the FBI FISA application on Carter Page.

John Solomon – […] The officials declined to say what the FBI did with the information about Steele after it reached Strzok’s team, or what the email specifically revealed. A publicly disclosed version of the email has been heavily redacted in the name of national security.

BRICS Sets Agenda For Global Development — U.S. Must Join To Create a New World Order Based on Peace Through Development

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:

The tremendous dynamic of the July 25-27 Johannesburg Summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), and especially the BRICS-Africa Dialogue Forum at the same venue, have united most of the world around several key concepts: peace through development; BRICS-Plus as a core for a new South-South relationship, or “Global South;” the New Silk Road concept as the basis for “new driving forces for development,” nuclear power for all nations, with Russia taking the lead; and the urgent need for international cooperation in the development of Africa and Southwest Asia from centuries of colonial wars and exploitation.

20,000 Satellites for 5G to be Launched Sending Focused Beams of Intense Microwave Radiation Over Entire Earth

from Humans Are Free:

Public attention about 5G has been focused on the plans of telecom companies to install millions of small cell towers on electric utility poles, on public buildings and schools, on bus stop shelters, in public parks, and anywhere they want in national parks and on federally owned land.

In local urban communities there would be a cell tower approximately every 500 feet along every street.

Insufferable: Politico Ventured Into Clinton Country for 72 Hours And Everyone Was Absolutely Deplorable

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by Matt Vespa, The Burning Platform:

As some media outlets venture out of the liberal bubble to get a flavor of Trump Country, what about the Acela Corridor? What about Clinton Country? What’s changed in this deep-blue slice of America since the 2016 election? Well, Adam Wren, an editor with Indianapolis Monthly, wrote a lengthy piece for Politico about his 72 hours in Clinton land and found pretty much that nothing has changed. These voters still love Clinton, they hate Trump, and nothing he can do could change their minds.

Oh, and they turned out to be the insufferable snobs we all thought they were, many whining about how their six-figure income lives are terrible since Trump won. While rural America suffers, these folks don’t seem to care, with a few waiting for an “I told you so” moment to rub in the faces of their less wealthy and less educated red state brethren. In short, the real deplorables are Democratic voters—and Wren found that the liberal bubble is not only strong, but also denser than ever. And from that virtually impenetrable bubble comes a gross out of touch aura that has infested Democratic politics. Yes, to a person who lives here, $1,000 is not a lot. To the struggling working class family, the families that the Left says they’re champions of, $1,000 bonus is a lot—and it goes a long way. These families are now denigrated and mocked for thinking that this bonus and the tax cuts that followed are beneficial to them.

WATCH: Venezuela Food Shortage Leaves Supermarket With Nothing To Sell But Ketchup

by Tom Pappert, Big League Politics:

Video shows a Venezuelan supermarket selling ketchup, and not much else.

A startling new video posted to social media apparently shows a Venezuela supermarket with endless aisles stocked with nothing but Heinz Ketchup as the nation experiences a socialism-sponsored food shortage.

The video shows a couple walking through a supermarket, revealing aisle after aisle sparingly stocked with ketchup. Occasionally, between rows and rows of ketchup bottles, other food items can be spotted in the one minute video.

GUN CONTROL MECCA CHICAGO: 2 FATAL SHOOTINGS IN 2 HOURS, 2 MILES APART

from The Daily Sheeple:

Two fatal shootings in two hours just two miles apart in Chicago is devastating news to some. But the city itself is becoming numb to the violence they cannot fight because good citizens have been disarmed by the law.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Gerald Thomas, who owned the building one of the fatally shot people was renting, said he has witnessed far too many acts of violence since he bought the property and moved there in 2012. “It’s like normal,” he said. “It’s not even warm yet. With the liquor store right here, shooting incidents like this happen every day. I’m immune to it.”

Confronted With Details Of Green New Deal, Ocasio-Cortez Claims Not To Speak English

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from The Babylon Bee:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The controversial Green New Deal ran into trouble early on when an FAQ of the details was placed on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s website and then pulled down after it received scrutiny. For a while her people claimed the FAQ never existed, and when directly asked about it, Ocasio-Cortez has not answered questions, claiming not to speak English.

“No English,” a wide-eyed Ocasio-Cortez told reporters who asked why the FAQ appeared and why it was removed from her website.

SEA CHANGE: 9/11 GRAND JURY TO BE EMPANELED

from SGTreport:

Richard Gage the founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, along with author, activist and Washington insider Barbara Honegger, and the President of the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry David Meiswinklel join me to discuss the day that changed the world and the United States Grand Jury that has finally been empaneled to investigate it.

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John McCain Funeral a Career Politician Opportunity to bash Trump

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by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

John McCain’s funeral turned into a political event where career politicians did nothing but used the opportunity to bash Trump. The hatred these people are spinning in the country is going to lead to bloodshed. They are convinced that if they can just keep talking shit about Trump they will get rid of him and restore the system to career politicians only who promise change with every election and then do the opposite. It is really becoming so blatant that they hate any outsider who will interfere in their private fiefdom. They could care less about the people and have no problem raising taxes and lowering benefits as they line their pockets from both sides.

Is It Too Late for Nonviolent Means to Restore American Liberty?

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

“It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free—to be under no physical constraint and yet be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national state, or of some private interest within the nation wants him to think, feel and act. . . . To him the walls of his prison are invisible and he believes himself to be free.” — Aldous Huxley

John W. Whitehead says don’t give up on America, fight for her return to a land of liberty.