Saturday, September 25, 2021

Police State in Slo-Mo

by Doug Casey, International Man:

For many years, I’ve forecasted that the US will evolve into a police state; that it will begin slowly; then as more and more freedoms are removed, the creation of the police state will accelerate.

We’re now seeing that acceleration, as more and more Americans are detained, questioned, and having their property confiscated than ever before.

As an example, in 2016, some 20,000 travellers in and out of the US were stopped, often at random. Typically, their baggage was searched, their documents photocopied, access codes to their electronic devices demanded and their files copied. In most cases, no explanation was given, but they were advised that if the search was refused, they would be detained indefinitely.

Google’s “Arbiter of Hate Speech,” SPLC Forced to Pay $3M for Falsely Labeling People as “Extremists”

by Jay Syrmopoulos, Activist Post:

Montgomery, AL – After being sued in April by Islamic reformer Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation—over being listed as an “anti-Muslim extremist” in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists”—the SPLC has announced that they reached a settlement with the liberal Islamic reformer, agreeing to pay Nawaz and Quilliam $3.375 million “to fund their work to fight anti-Muslim bigotry and extremism.”

How $21 Trillion in U.S. Tax Money Disappeared. “Full Scope Audit” of the Pentagon

by David DeGraw, Global Research:

This is part of our series on the unaccounted for $21 Trillion in taxpayer money. As unbelievable and absurd as that sounds, the actual total of unaccounted for money at the Pentagon is most likely significantly more than $21 trillion. The First ever “full-scope audit” of the Pentagon is presently underway. Read the first report from this series here.

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According to the Department of Defense Inspector General and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, $21 Trillion in Taxpayer Funding Is Unaccounted For.

To help people comprehend the scale of this, $1 Trillion is $1000 Billion. This means that $21,000 Billion in taxpayer money has gone missing.

Do Not Be Afraid #NewQ #QAnon #GreatAwakening

from Neon Revolt:

I’m arriving at these #QAnon drops a little later than I would like, but… so much has gone on, both on the boards in terms of the sheer amount of research these drops required, and in my own life. Especially in my own life.

I’ll let you in on one incident from the past two days.

See, I made a discovery late last night when I was about to take a drive out to a local convenience store. I got to my car, unlocked the door, and was about to step inside when I saw something that made me recoil.

The myth of Obama’s ‘disappearance’

by Paul Sperry, The Burning Platform:

If you believe recent media accounts, the former Democratic president has suddenly transcended the political fray. It’s as if a newly “Zen-like” Barack Obama is content to just write his memoir and let Donald Trump and Republicans write the next chapter of history.

In a cover story asking “Where is Barack Obama? for example, New York magazine concluded that the 44th president has “virtually disappeared”from the political scene and is sitting idly by as his legacy is dismantled piece by piece. From an exclusive interview, the periodical concluded Obama was “modeling his political engagement out of office after George W. Bush’s” — that is, staying out of the rough-and-tumble of politics, maintaining distance from his former office and resigning himself to be an elder statesman fading into the sunset.

Want To Actually End The Illegal Immigration Problem? Ditch The Welfare State

by Scott Buss, Freedom OutPost:

May God grace us with the conviction, repentance, and reformation needed to kick the American Socialism habit and find true life apart from the “helping” hand of the State.

What does the average American want more: The Welfare State or a real, working, easily implemented solution to the ongoing illegal immigration crisis?

For roughly 99.9% of Americans, the answer is clear: The Welfare State.

And that probably includes over 90% of professing conservative Christians here in “the land of the free” and home of the NSA.

Why Did FEMA Import 2500 Gallons of Hydrogen Cyanide?

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

The Deep State is in big trouble. The Deep State has sought to gain total control of the United States through the Democratic Party. The recent primary elections and the polls demonstrate that the party and the Deep State movement are dead in the water. Yes, the Deep State controls the State Department, DHS and FEMA, but they are stymied in their attempts to expand their power, although this is not going dissuade them from trying.

On the other hand, with the insurrection from the left ramping up, it is becoming increasingly clear that Trump is likely going to have to resort to martial law in oder to keep the country from falling into a civil war. Therefore, there is competition for the control over FEMA camps.

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.

The Dictatorship Over America: How It Functions

by Eric Zuesse, Washington’s Blog:

Democrats have won the national vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, which, with the retirement of Anthony Kennedy, will have resulted in the appointment of eight of the Supreme Court’s nine justices. And yet four of those justices will have been appointed by presidents who took office despite having fewer votes than their opponent. Republicans will have increasingly solid control of the court’s majority, with the chance to replace the sometimes-wavering Kennedy with a never-wavering conservative movement stalwart.

Over the last generation, the Republican Party has moved rapidly rightward, while the center of public opinion has not. It is almost impossible to find a substantive basis in public opinion for Republican government. On health care, taxes, immigration, guns, the GOP has left America behind in its race to the far right. But the Supreme Court underscores its ability to counteract the undertow of its deepening, unpopular extremism by marshaling countermajoritiarian power.

THE ENERGY CLIFF APPROACHES: World Oil & Gas Discoveries Continue To Decline

by Steve St. Angelo, SRSRocco Report:

As the world continues to burn energy like there is no tomorrow, global oil and gas discoveries fell to another low in 2017.  And to make matters worse, world oil investment has dropped 45% from its peak in 2014.  If the world oil industry doesn’t increase its capital expenditures significantly, we are going to hit the Energy Cliff much sooner than later.

According to Rystad Energy, total global conventional oil and gas discoveries fell to a low of 6.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent (Boe).  To arrive at a Boe, Rystad Energy converts natural gas to a barrel of oil equivalent.  In 2012, the world discovered 30 billion Boe of oil and gas versus the 6.7 billion Boe last year:

Update on Deflating Property Bubbles in Sydney & Melbourne

by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:

“Recent home buyers could be facing negative equity”: CoreLogic.

In Sydney, Australia’s largest property market and Petri dish for one of the world’s biggest housing bubbles, home prices fell 4.6% in June compared to a year ago, with house prices down 6.2%, and prices of condos (“units” as they’re called) down 0.7%, according to CoreLogic. The most expensive sector got hit the hardest: in the top quartile of home sales, prices fell 7.3%. In the nine months since the peak in September, the overall Daily Home Value Index has fallen 5.0%: