Thursday, October 6, 2022

Debunking the Persistent Myth of US Precision Bombing

from The Anti Media:

Opinion polls in the United States and the United Kingdom have found that a majority of the public in both countries has a remarkably consistent belief that only about 10,000 Iraqis were killed as a result of the U.S.-British invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Estimates of deaths in Iraq actually range from 150,000 to 1.2 million. Part of the reason for the seriously misguided public perception may come from a serious belief in guided weapons, according to what the government tells people about “precision” bombing.  But one must ask how so many people can be killed if these weapons are so “precise,” for instance in one of “the most precise air campaigns in military history,” as a Pentagon spokesman characterized the total destruction last year of Raqqa in Syria.

Housing Bubble Pathologies, Part 2: Fewer Babies And More Stressed-Out Renters

by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:

Home prices are still rising pretty much everywhere in the US, with California as usual leading the way. State-wide, the median CA home is now above $600,000, up 9% year over year. In San Francisco County, homebuyers are paying an average of 18% above the asking price, and price per square foot is now more than $1,000.

Even Silicon Valley residents, who are used to this kind of thing, are finding it remarkable. See ‘Facebook is taking everything’: rising rents drive out Silicon Valley families.

Congress Prepares to Give Jeff Sessions More Power to Ban Whatever Substance He Doesn’t Like

by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:

Allowing government to arbitrarily determine which substances human beings can put into their own bodies is one of the most idiotic things a society can do. As such, its no surprise Congress is salivating at the prospect of furthering this travesty by giving additional discretion on the matter to drug war-crazed loon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Reason published an excellent article on the topic in yesterday’s piece: Congress Wants To Give Jeff Sessions Unprecedented New Drug War Powers.

Here are some key excerpts:

SHOCK VIDEO: Young Migrant Girls Under Black Blankets Being Moved from NY Facility at 1 AM

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by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Disturbing video shows young girls — who were reportedly taken from their parents at the border — with their heads covered in black blankets being loaded into a car in the middle of the night.

New York, NY — This week, as the Free Thought Project reported, after disturbing footage released by Health and Human Services of male immigrants went viral, the internet began asking, “where are the girls?” Fears of trafficking and abuse flooded social media and even prompted a response from the White House. Now, however, disturbing footage from New York City may answer that question.

Monday afternoon, during a White House press briefing, a reporter asked, “Why is the government only releasing images of the boys being held? Where are the girls & toddlers?”

Don’t Get Played; Get Woke to the Outrage Scam

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by Jim Quinn, The Burning Platform:

So what are we supposed to be outraged about today? There’s always something, and it’s always the worst thing in the history of ever. And it’s almost always a scam designed to manipulate you into obeying the liberal elite.

That’s the real outrage.

My friend and fellow Townhall columnist Derek Hunter has a new book out designed to help you detect and defeat this shameless grift, Outrage, Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood. It’s essential reading because the sooner we can get people woke to the con, the sooner people will stop falling for this nonsense.

Asserting Your Rights Produces a Masterpiece of Liberty While Ignorance Brings Slavery.

by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

Let’s do away with ignorance and learn our Bible and the Constitution, the true ingredients of the Masterpiece we call liberty.

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

Let me quote Thomas Jefferson again…

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

The Dumbing Down of America Is Deliberate and Deadly

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by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

We hear the mantra quite often: The dumbing down of America. Former senior level education official in the Reagan administration, Charlotte Iserbyt, even wrote a book by a similar name.

Is America getting dumber? Is this presumption even measurable? The answer to both questions is an unqualified yes!

In a related to vein to the purpose of this website, could this happen by design because controlling a population is made infinitely easier if the population is dumbed down. Some would even go as far as to say that the process of dumbing America down is not only real, but it is deadly.

A Visit with Denver Dave

by Turd Ferguson, TF Metals Report:

Our old pal, Dave Kranzler, stopped by earlier today for a brief discussion of global market risks (including Deutschebank) and the gold “market” (including EFPs and PNTs).

Again, please be sure to check out Dave’s site, www.investmentresearchdynamics.com. There you’ll find all sorts of free reports but also information on his two subscription services, the “Mining Stock Journal” and the “Short Sellers Journal”.

Dave and I only had a limited amount of time today so this discussion is short and on point. Please be sure to carve out some time to give it a listen.

Click HERE to listen

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The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

In this column I am going to use three of the current top news stories to illustrate the disconnect that is everywhere in the Western mind.

Let us begin with the family separation issue. The separation of children from immigrant/refugee/asylum parents has caused such public outcry that President Trump has backed off his policy and signed an executive order terminating family separation.

The horror of children locked up in warehouses operated by private businesses making a profit off of US taxpayers, while parents are prosecuted for illegal entry, woke even self-satisfied “exceptional and indispensable” Americans out of their stupor. It is a mystery that the Trump regime chose to discredit its border enforcement policy by separating families. Perhaps the policy was intended to deter illegal immigration by sending the message that if you come to America your children will be taken from you.

Russia Buys 600,000 oz Of Gold In May After Dumping Half Of US Treasuries In April

from Gold Seek:

Russia adds another 600,000 oz to it’s gold reserves in May
Holdings of U.S. government debt slashed in half to $48.7 billion in April
‘Keeping money safe’ from U.S. and Trump – Danske Bank
Trump increasing the national debt by another 6% to $21.1 trillion in less than 18 months
Asian nations accumulating gold as shield against dollar devaluation and trade wars
Russia dumps Treasuries for gold and in a Trade war China and others may do the same …