Friday, December 14, 2018

Hillary’s New Book Now Has A Rating Of 4.9 Out Of 5 Stars (After Hundreds Of 1 Star Reviews Were Deleted)

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by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Hillary Clinton’s new book entitled “What Happened” is the hottest selling book in America at this moment, and thanks to the deletion of approximately 800 one star reviews, the remaining reviews make it sound like it is a masterpiece. As I write this article, “What Happened” currently has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Of course just like Clinton’s campaign, that rating is completely fraudulent, but if this really is Hillary’s “final chapter” I think that it is somehow appropriate that she goes out this way. The Clintons were frauds from the very beginning, and so a fake rating for a book full of lies about a campaign run by con artists is just par for the course.

Now that nearly all of the negative reviews have been scrubbed, the “reviews”section for “What Happened” contains gems such as these…

#1 An amazing book! Hillary Clinton dives into to the 2016 election, and finally we get to hear her side of the story. I have been a supporter of Hillary’s for years and this really is the most open I have heard her. I am so happy she finally got the opportunity to share her thoughts on the election, and our country as a whole, unmuted by the fear of losing.

#2 I got my copy yesterday and plowed through it in less than 24 hours. This is THE most open and engaging political memoir I’ve ever read. It’s not even a little dry or self-aggrandizing. Clinton spends time analyzing her own mistakes, but takes no prisoners when it comes to the people who also deserve blame for her loss. Clinton-haters will refuse to believe this, but the book – like the Secretary herself – is also warm and funny throughout.

#3 An honest assessment of the reality of the 2016 presidential campaign by the winner of the popular vote. Hillary is honest, smart, practical, and above all, strong. “I wear my composure like a suit of armor.” She is an amazing person who should be in the Oval Office right now. Instead we are living in a nightmare. My wish is that she will never be silent.

It truly is chilling to think that Hillary Clinton almost became the president of the United States, and it is also chilling to think that there are still mindless zombies out there that would gush over Clinton in this manner after everything that has been revealed about her and Bill.

I am sure that Hillary is hoping that this book will do very well, and certainly positive reviews from her “readers” will help to a certain degree.

Unfortunately for Hillary, the professional book critics have not been nearly as kind

Reviews of What Happened have been mixed, with some suggesting it Clinton uses it as an opportunity to blame others – such as Bernie Sanders and Vladimir Putin – for her failure, rather than herself. In The New York Times, which supported Clinton’s campaign, Jennifer Senior writes that the book is “a score-settling jubilee”.

In her book, Hillary seems to take a lot of time pointing fingers at people other than herself. Rather than taking responsibility for running a terrible campaign, she told NPR host Rachel Martin that she would have been considered a “genius” if she had won…

MARTIN: “Did you underestimate the way that your familiarity with the American public could negatively impact your campaign?”

CLINTON: “Well, I thought it was pretty revolutionary that I was the first woman to have a realistic chance of becoming president. So, I don’t know how any woman, who is not familiar to people, since we have so many hurdles to over come, could have even been in that position that I found myself. If I had won, I would been seen as a genius, my campaign would have been seen as perfect, I understand all of that.

You can listen to audio of Hillary making these remarks right here.

In her book, Hillary should have been willing to take responsibility for her mistakes. Instead, she has chosen to play the blame game, and her book should be greatly criticized as a result. But instead negative reviews are being removed, and apparently this is not the first time that this sort of thing has happened

Amazon is rarely moved to delete reviews so publicly, although in November negative comments under a book by anti-Trump broadcaster Megyn Kelly appeared to be removed by the retailer.

Speaking to Fortune, a spokesperson from the company said: “In the case of a memoir, the subject of the book is the author and their views. It’s not our role to decide what a customer would view as helpful or unhelpful in making their decision. We do however have mechanisms in place to ensure that the voices of many do not drown out the voices of a few and we remove customer reviews that violate our community guidelines.”

But I did manage to grab one of the negative reviews before it was removed, and this one definitely made me smile…

Picked this book up at Wal-Mart out of sheer morbid curiosity. Returned it, claiming I bought the wrong book.

It appears to be written with the intent of securing a luxurious retirement. I really don’t think she cared much about the substance of the book itself – but merely finding ways to fill pages with content so as to generate a marketable product. At the end of the day, her name is what is selling the book; not the print on its pages. And even if she only sells 1,000 copies, that’s enough to make writing it worthwhile.

Read More @ EndOfTheAmercanDream.com

Russia Collusion Found! There Is ‘Blood In The Water’ And The Sharks Are Circling For The Kill

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by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

The MSM, liberals and Democrats have found their culprit who was “colluding” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, someone to finally blame for the fact that their candidate lost the election, someone to attack and destroy….. Mark Zuckerberg and his social media website, Facebook.

KARMA, BABY, KARMA!

Recently Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos admitted that Russia had “likely” used 470 fake accounts to buy about $100,000 worth of advertising promoting “divisive social and political messages” to Americans,  and according to the Daily Beast, those “propaganda” ads could have reached anywhere between 23 million users to 70 million users.

As expected, the MSM, liberals across the board and Democratic politicians and Republicans to boot, have jumped on this news with brutal attacks on Facebook and it’s founder Mark Zuckerberg. Headlines blaring about how Facebook was used by Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, letters from campaign finance reform group, accusing Facebook of being used as an “accomplice” in a Russian influence scheme, Yahoo reports, with Rachel Cohen, a spokeswoman for Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, screeching about how “The American public has a right know how Russian ads were used on Facebook to influence the election!!!”

Anyone who has read my work over the years, knows I am no fan of Facebook, nor Mark Zuckerberg, but this outrage by some of the very same people and news outlets that protected and defended Zuckerberg and Facebook when he was “colluding” with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to censor Islamic terrorism news for political purposes and to “influence” Facebook users, by labeling it “anti-immigranthate posts” and/or “racism,” exposes their extreme double standards.
 

The two were overheard exchanging words on a live transmission broadcast on the United Nations website, as participants took their seats at a U.N. development summit in New York on Saturday, Bloomberg reported.

After Ms. Merkel asked Mr. Zuckerberg about offensive posts on the refugee crisis, the Facebook CEO said “we need to do some work” on the issue.

“Are you working on this?” Ms. Merkel asked in English, Bloomberg reported.

“Yeah,” Mr. Zuckerberg reportedly responded, before the transmission was disrupted.

A surge of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Germany has spurred a spate of attacks on refugee centers and anti-immigrant sentiment, Bloomberg reported. Earlier this month, Facebook vowed to clean up racist content on its German website by partnering with a German Internet watchdog, called Voluntary Self-Monitoring of Multimedia Service Providers, to monitor suspected hate postings.

After that discussion reports showed that Facebook blocked conservative radio host Michael Savage for posting news on Islamic crime in 2016, amidst the U.S. presidential election where refugee immigration in the U.S. was one of the big campaign issues, among other countless examples of censoring the news in order to “influence” the election on behalf of Hillary Clinton, who was on record as calling for a 550{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} increase of Syrian refugees into the U.S.

We assume that was alright with the mainstream media and liberals and Democratic politicians because Zuckerberg was using his social media platform to hide content that didn’t fit with liberal ideology.

Where was that outrage when it was revealed in 2016, again in the midst of a presidential campaign, that Facebook curators were actively suppressing conservative news sources from their “trending news” section, while artificially injecting liberal news, all in order to “influence” voters by hiding any news that didn’t fit their liberal bias?
 

Another former curator agreed that the operation had an aversion to right-wing news sources. “It was absolutely bias. We were doing it subjectively. It just depends on who the curator is and what time of day it is,” said the former curator. “Every once in awhile a Red State or conservative news source would have a story. But we would have to go and find the same story from a more neutral outlet that wasn’t as biased.”

Stories covered by conservative outlets (like Breitbart, Washington Examiner, and Newsmax) that were trending enough to be picked up by Facebook’s algorithm were excluded unless mainstream sites like the New York Times, the BBC, and CNN covered the same stories.

Now the very same people that truly didn’t care about Zuckerberg allowing Facebook to be used to “influence” the election are now “demanding” that they reveal their internal data and the specific ads they found that were connected to Russia, yet no one cared when Zuckerberg and company refused to reveal the extent of their conservative news suppression or algorithms.

Where was the outrage on the part of the media about “influencing” a foreign election when the Obama administration gave $350,000 tax payer dollars to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israeli parliamentary elections?
 

Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations. But OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign — all of which set the stage for an anti-Netanyahu campaign, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said in a bipartisan staff report.

Hmmmmmmmmm….. if we had a scale here, and on one side was $100,000 worth of advertising on Facebook by entities tied to Russia, and on the other side was $350,000 spent by the Obama administration which was used to build a database, train activists and hire a firm with ties to Obama, to “influence” a foreign election….. which is worse?

Read More @ AllNewsPipeline.com

HILLARY CLINTON THINKS ORWELL’S 1984 WAS ABOUT THE NEED TO TRUST AUTHORITY

by Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars:

Hillary Clinton’s new book What Happened contains a section where the failed presidential candidate literally tries to assert that George Orwell’s 1984 – a book about the tyranny and abuse of an all powerful authoritarian state – is about the need to trust authority.

Yes, she really is that delusional. Here’s the passage;

“Attempting to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism. This is what the Soviets did when they erased political dissidents from historical photos. This is what happens in George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, when a torturer holds up four fingers and delivers electric shocks until his prisoner sees five fingers as ordered. The goal is to make you question logic and reason and to sow mistrust toward exactly the people we need to rely on: our leaders, the press, experts who seek to guide public policy based on evidence, ourselves.”

It goes without saying that the entire premise of 1984 is centered on how an authoritarian state uses terror, manipulation of information and the destruction of logic and reason to enforce total obedience and trust in “leaders” and “experts”.

Another irony is that Hillary’s entire campaign was based around her attempt to define reality by means of her crony relationship with the mainstream media, with many journalists having been exposed by the Podesta emails as having being in bed with the Clinton campaign.

Parallels can also be drawn between Orwell’s Ministry of Truth, which destroyed information to bury history, and Hillary’s deletion of 33,000 of her emails.

“Somehow, after reading a terrifying account of government overreach creeping into every aspect of human life and choice, Clinton drew the lesson that individuals should be able to trust the government, and society’s various information gatekeepers,” writes Jack Crowe.

This is not the first example of Orwell revisionism in recent weeks.

Late last month, a narrative began circling amongst some on the far-left that because George Orwell fought against fascists in Spain during the 1930s, he would have joined Antifa.

This of course rests on the premise that Antifa is “anti-fascist,” which is like believing that North Korea is a “Democratic People’s Republic”.

In reality, Orwell supported unpopular free speech, whereas Antifa literally burns signs that say “free speech” and violently attacks anyone who tries to engage in it.

Read More @ Infowars.com

Hillary Clinton still clueless as to how she lost the election

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from HangTheBankers:

If her newest released book is any indication, there isn’t a bus big enough to fit all the people Hillary Clinton wants to throw under it.

Clinton’s book, ‘What Happened,’ serves as a kind of personal post-mortem of the 2016 election campaign. Indeed, many have joked it would have been more appropriately titled ‘What Happened?’ with a question mark stuck on the end because almost a year later, Hillary Clinton apparently still has no idea what actually happened.

There’s little need here to rehash Clinton’s view that Russia and Vladimir Putin are behind her epic downfall and Donald Trump’s shock victory, but we should take a look at some of the other people in her crosshairs, because Clinton is still managing to expand her repertoire of excuses for losing to Donald Trump.

Blaming Bernie

In excerpts posted online before the book’s publication, Clinton lets her anger loose on Bernie Sanders, her main challenger for the Democratic nomination, for what she feels were unrealistic campaign promises. At one point, she compares Sanders to the “deranged hitchhiker” character from the 1998 movie ‘There’s Something About Mary’ who offers “seven-minute abs” instead of “eight-minute abs.”

“Well, why not six-minute abs? That’s what it was like in policy debates with Bernie,” Clinton writes.

Aside from being deranged and unrealistic, Clinton also scolds Sanders for “impugning her character” — which is rich, coming from the woman who ran a campaign that slyly tried to use McCarthyite smears to brand Sanders as a communist for the crime of spending his 1988 honeymoon in the former Soviet Union.

Clinton’s treatment of Sanders is particularly disgusting, however, when you consider that he endorsed her for president (and actually went out campaigning for her) despite the fact she “won” the Democratic nomination by secretly working to sink his campaign with the supposedly impartial Democratic National Committee (DNC). Now she shows her gratitude by devoting parts of her new book to bashing him.

The funny thing is, Sanders didn’t attack Clinton nearly as much as another Democratic challenger had done in the past. In 2008, Barack Obama pummeled and mocked Hillary Clinton in far harsher and more explicit terms than Bernie ever did — and yet, Clinton and Obama ended up the best of friends. Perhaps that had something to do with the fact that Obama could offer her a fancy job and Bernie couldn’t.

The media and debate moderators

There is little more hilarious than Clinton blaming the media for her losing an election to a man who was despised and reviled by an astoundingly high percentage of that media.

Yet, she finds a way. The media helped elect Trump by giving him massive amounts of free airtime and spending too much time on her email scandal, she writes.

Of course, the media gave Trump huge amounts of coverage. Every time he opened his mouth he said something more controversial than the last time. But the coverage he was receiving was not positive coverage. The media was not rooting for him. They were almost uniformly rooting for her.

The depth of her delusion becomes apparent when she takes aim at debate moderators for supposedly being unfair to her. That’s right, the candidate who had debate moderators feed her questions in advance, thinks the moderators were too hard on her.

Read More @ HangTheBankers.com

Jimmy Carter Speaks Out Against US ‘Oligarchy’ and Trump’s Diplomatic Failures

by Andrea Germanos, The Anti Media:

Former president bemoans money in politics and says tensions with Pyongyang won’t subside until “we’re willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings.”

(COMMONDREAMS— Former President Jimmy Carter has once again taken aim at money in the U.S. electoral process, saying Tuesday that it makes the nation function more as an “oligarchy than a democracy.”

Carter made the comments, which echo criticisms he’s made in years past, during the latest “Conversation with the Carters” at the 35-year-old nonprofit Carter Center in Atlanta.

After Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, spoke to the audience about gains their center has made in its global peace and health initiatives—including the near eradication of guinea worm—the 92-year-old offered a rebuttal to the approach to North Korea taken by not only President Donald Trump but by former President Barack Obama.

Carter said that “the first thing I would do is treat the North Koreans with respect. I would be talking to them. We have refused to talk to them since George W. Bush was in office. Obama refused to have any discussion with the North Koreans, even though I went over there twice while he was in office and urged him to talk to them.”

“I know what the North Koreans want,” he continued. “The North Koreans want a peace treaty with the United States. We’ve only had a ceasefire since the Korean War was over. What they want is a firm treaty guaranteeing that the United States will not attack them or hurt them in any way unless they attack one of their neighbors, notably South Korea. But the United States has refused to do that.”

Stressing diplomacy, Carter said, “I would send my top person to Pyongyang immediately—if I didn’t go myself—to talk to the North Koreans about how to defuse the issue. But until we’re willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings, which they are, then I don’t think we’re going to make any progress.”

The advice he’d offer Trump is to “keep the peace, promote human rights, and tell the truth.”

As far as brokering peace efforts in the Middle East, Carter’s not placing any bets on the current administration. The Independent reports:

He said he was “practically hopeless” that Mr Trump would bring any kind of “justice to Palestinians” after Mr Trump indicated he may be willing to broker a solution between the Israelis and Palestinians that did not involve two states.

Mr. Trump has placed his son-in-law White House adviser Jared Kushner in charge of negotiating a deal, who grew up as a family friend of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

While Mr. Carter does not think the Trump family is making headway in the region, he also blamed Mr. Netanyahu for not having any “intention at all of having a two-state solution.”

Read More @ TheAntiMedia.com

AT LEAST 11 MAYORS ACCUSED OF CHILD SEX-RELATED CRIMES SINCE 2016

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from The Daily Sheeple:

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned on Wednesday after a fifth man publicly accused the Democrat of molesting him as a child.

But Murray isn’t alone. At least 11 then-current and former mayors have been accused of child sex abuse-related crimes since 2016. The allegations range from child porn to physical abuse. The alleged victims were as young as four years old.

Stillwater, New York Mayor Rick Nelson resigned earlier this month after being arrested on child porn charges. Nelson has a decades-long history of alleged sexual misconduct involving teenagers and children. The child porn charges marked the fifth such accusation against Nelson, the Times Union reported, including allegations of rape and sodomy.

Nelson was never convicted for the previous alleged abuses, which allegedly included inappropriate behavior with a five year old in 1982 on the school bus that Nelson was driving at the time.

Nelson is the father of Patrick Nelson, a Democratic 2018 congressional candidate who served as one of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Just last week, 78-year-old Dale Kenyon, former mayor of Clayton, New York was indicted on charges of sexually abusing a teenager over the course of three years. (RELATED: De Blasio Staffer, Rising Democrat, Caught With Child Porn)

Dwayne Schutt, 61-year old mayor of Randolph, Nebraska, was arrested in July on multiple child sexual assault charges, KTIV reported. Police say Schutt repeatedly sexually abused a minor over a period of four years, beginning when the victim was 13-years-old.

Schutt, whose trial is ongoing, remains Randolph’s mayor today.

Former Ohio mayor Richard Keenan, a Democrat, was handed a life sentence in April 2017 after he pled guilty to repeatedly raping a four-year-old girl, WFMJ reported.

Keenan, who was first indicted in August 2016, will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years. He claimed during the trial that the four-year-old was a “willing participant.”

Anthony Silva, then-mayor of Stockton, California, was arrested last August on charges that he provided teens with alcohol at a camp for underprivileged youth that he ran before recording them playing strip poker, the AP reported.

Silva, who claimed he accidentally recorded the strip poker game after interrupting it, pled no contest to the lesser charge of providing alcohol to a minor. He was sentenced to 40 hours of community service. Silva, a Republican, was later accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the camp in a case that is ongoing.

Kenneth Lewis Barrett, then-mayor of Winston, Oregon, was one of four men arrested on March 19 as part of a sex sting, KPIC reported. Authorities say the four men believed they were meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex. Barrett was carrying a concealed handgun when he showed up to the meet, police say.

The trial of a Georgia man last year convicted of molesting and raping an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl took a dark twist when the girl said that Christopher Wright, then a Georgia mayor, had also raped her and forced her to perform oral sex on him, KTOC reported.

Wright, who was first elected mayor as a Democrat in 2012 at the age of 22, was indicted in June 2016, WALB reported. Wright pled no contest to child sex abuse and rape in January 2017 but was let off without a prison sentence. He was sentenced to 20 years probation — during which time he can’t seek public office — and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Former Rockdale, Texas mayor Darral Gene Walker was indicted in June 2016 on charges of sexual misconduct. “A copy of the indictment said Walker engaged in sexual contact with a child younger than 17 years of age by touching the boy’s genitals,” TDTNews reported. “Walker admitted that the events happened at his home in Rockdale, but said it was for purely educational reasons, not for sexual gratification.”

Read More @ TheDailySheeple.com

Hillary Almost Proposed ‘A Universal Basic Income’ In 2016, And The Idea Is Catching Fire Among Grassroots Democrats

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by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Should you get free money from the U.S. government every month simply for being alive?  That may sound like a crazy idea to many of us, but the truth is that this will likely be one of the biggest political issues in the 2020 presidential election.  At this point, 40 percent of all Americans already “prefer socialism to capitalism”, and the concept of a “universal basic income” is starting to catch fire among grassroots Democrats.  Many liberals are convinced that the time has come to fight for the right to “a minimum standard of living”, and one study by a “left-leaning” group found that giving every adult in the country $1,000 each month would increase the size of the U.S. economy by more than 2 trillion dollars

Giving every adult in the United States a $1,000 cash handout per month would grow the economy by $2.5 trillion by 2025, according to a new study on universal basic income.

The report was released in August by the left-leaning Roosevelt Institute. Roosevelt research director Marshall Steinbaum, Michalis Nikiforos at Bard College’s Levy Institute, and Gennaro Zezza at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio in Italy co-authored the study.

What an incredible idea, eh?

All we have to do is give out free stuff and the economy grows like magic.  And the study also discovered that the larger the universal basic income is, the more the economy would grow.

So why not make it $10,000 a month for everyone?

Well, it turns out that there is a catch.  According to the study, the economy only grows if the universal basic income is funded by deficit spending.  If we have to raise taxes to pay for it, there is no positive benefit to the economy at all

These estimates are based on a universal basic income paid for by increasing the federal deficit. As part of the study, the researchers also calculated the effect to the economy of paying for the cash handouts by increasing taxes. In that case, there would be no net benefit to the economy, the report finds.

Oh.

What a bummer.

Getting free stuff from the government always sounds like a great idea until you realize that we are going to end up paying for it one way or another.

Unfortunately, that little detail isn’t stopping potential Democratic presidential candidates such as Mark Zuckerberg from “exploring” the idea.  And actually, it is being reported that Hillary Clinton almost made a “universal basic income” part of her platform in 2016

In her new book “What Happened,” and in a recent subsequent interview with Vox Editor-in-Chief Ezra Klein, Clinton explains how she seriously considered including a version of universal basic income — a radical solution to poverty, currently being tested in cities and countries around the world — as one of her platforms in the 2016 US presidential election.

The platform would have been called “Alaska for America,” in homage to the state’s Permanent Dividend Fund. Every year since 1982, Alaskans have received a yearly check — typically ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 — as a kickback from the pot of money that has been set aside in case oil reserves dry up.

If the left is ever able to get this implemented, do you think that we will ever be able to take it away?

Over time, government just keeps getting bigger and bigger and so does our national debt.  In fact, we just hit a major milestone in that regard.  According to CNS News, we just surpassed the 20 trillion dollar mark for the first time ever…

The federal debt officially surpassed $20 trillion for the first time on Friday, as the debt subject to the legal limit set by Congress jumped $317,645,000,000 in one day–following President Donald Trump’s signing of a spending-and-debt-limit deal that will fund the government through Dec. 8.

If the left wants a “universal basic income”, they are going to have to get the money from somewhere.  Our budget deficit is already larger “than the entire GDP of Argentina”, and hard working Americans are already being taxed to death.

The truth is that the money simply isn’t there.  As it is, we need to dramatically cut back our borrowing because the path that we are currently on leads to national suicide.  Just consider the following numbers

Here’s the problem: the national debt is growing MUCH faster than the US economy. In Fiscal Year 2016, for example, the debt grew by 7.84{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}.

Yet even when including the ‘benefits’ of inflation, the US economy only grew by 2.4{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} over the same period.

Read More @ TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com

The US Surpasses $20 Trillion In Debt As Bankruptcy and Hyperinflation Loom Closer

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by Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante:

The US government finally surpassed the long anticipated $20 trillion national debt mark on Friday the 8th.

Oh, I don’t say “finally” because they had so restricted their expenditures that it was taking longer than expected. That’s far from the case!

In fact, under globalist, Donald “Big Government” Trump, the federal government had its largest deficit month in history in June topping $400 billion for the first time.

The only reason it took this long to hit the big $20 trillion was due to a multitude of accounting tricks in order to put off acknowledging the expenditures until now in order to meet the debt ceiling… which I actually call the debt target, because they hit it every time.

How’s that for a chart? Does that look, in any way, sustainable? The short answer is, NO, OF COURSE NOT.

But, what else would you expect from a government who routinely loses trillions of dollars. Like that time Donald Rumsfeld announced the Pentagram (they call it the Pentagon) was missing $2.3 trillion on September 10th, 2001.

The next day, the accounting department at the Pentagon blew up and no one asked about it again.

Even the US government’s own auditors haven’t been able to audit their books properly for more than 20 years because it was deemed too vast to account for. Yes, too vast! Here’s a pro tip… if you have the largest government in the world, with the highest level of extortion (taxation), highest levels of debt and the most people in concentration camps… you aren’t the “land of the free.”

But now that the US government has admitted to $20 trillion in debt, what does this mean?

Well, first, that isn’t even close to the total debt and liabilities of the US government. When you take into account money already spent on Socialist InSecurity and Medicare, the total amount of debt and liabilities amounts to somewhere between $100 and $220 trillion.

And yes, there is about $100 trillion give or take that is hard to account for!

But, even if the lowest estimate of $100 trillion is used, that is still over $300,000 for every man, woman, and child in the US! Even a baby unlucky enough to be born today in the USSA is saddled with more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of debt.

Many Trump supporters say the exact same thing every President’s supporters say once he is in office… It isn’t his fault… It was the last guy.

To some extent that is true… But, there is absolutely nothing being done to reign in the spending of the US government by Trump. In fact, as I pointed out, it has only increased under his tyrannical regime. Exactly as I said it would.

This is the never-ending game of politics, to keep making things worse and worse and to keep people hoping for a change that never comes as the boot stamps down on their face, forever.

There will NEVER be change until people stop paying their extortion fees (called taxes) and stop obeying the illegitimate authority of government.

Government is nothing but a criminal organization. The only difference between it and the mafia is size.

And the only reason some people haven’t figured this out yet is because they are “taught” as children in the government indoctrination camps, doing their daily Pledge of Obedience and worshipping the flag from the age of five.

The only other way this tyrannical organization can be stopped is if/when it goes completely bankrupt and its fiat scrip, the US dollar, becomes worthless because of hyperinflation.

Because, after all, with $20 trillion in debt, if interest rates were allowed to rise to even 10{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, that would mean $2 trillion per year in interest payments… which is almost the entire tax/extortion/theft based revenue of the murderous US government.

At that point the dollar will hyperinflate in order to keep the game going for just a few more months. And then, total collapse.

It’s actually been planned for decades and we are nearing the end game right now. In fact, it may begin this month. Stay tuned to this blog (make sure to subscribe to our free email list on our home page to get them emailed directly to you as most social media continues to block our content) as I’ll soon be releasing some information that indicates the total collapse could begin as soon as this month.

Read More @ TheDollarVigilante.com

Hillary Clinton Trolled at Book Signing “What Happened to Your 33,000 Emails?” (VIDEO)

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by Cristina Laila, The Gateway Pundit:

ailed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday to mark the launch of her memoir ‘What Happened‘.

Rebel Media reporter Laura Loomer confronted Hillary Clinton about her 33,000 emails and Seth Rich before being dragged out by Secret Service.

Laura Loomer live streamed her wait in line on Periscope as she zig-zagged through the line to confront Hillary. “So the American people would like to know, what happened to your 33,000 emails?” What happened in Benghazi?”

Hillary quickly retorted with a fake smile on her face, “Go read the book”.

Loomer then confronted Hillary Clinton about the Haitians who never received their earthquake relief from the Clinton Foundation funds. “What happened to the millions of dollars that was supposed to go to the people in Haiti?”

Hillary then replied, “You know what? I’m so sorry you believe things that are untrue”.

Hillary tried to ignore Loomer by speaking to the next person in line but Loomer continued to ask her questions.

“What happened to Seth Rich? What happened to your health Hillary?” Loomer asked as she was told to leave by security.

As Loomer walked away she spotted Huma Abedin and confronted her about her pervert husband Anthony Weiner. Yikes!

“When are you gonna divorce your husband for texting underage girls?”

Paul Joseph Watson reported that Hillary showed up an hour and a half late leaving two people with heat exhaustion from waiting in the hot sun:

Perhaps showing her arrogance and disdain for her own supporters, Clinton turned up an hour and a half late for the event and made them stand outside in the hot sun, including some people who were disabled.

After she finally arrived, two people who were suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration had to be taken away by ambulance. Some people had been queuing up since the early hours of the morning. One elderly woman asked Clinton’s security for water but was denied.

Watch the video of Loomer below via Cernovich Facebook or click here to watch on Periscope.

Read More @ TheGatewayPundit.com

The real story behind America’s new $20 trillion debt

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by Simon Black, Sovereign Man:

Late yesterday afternoon the federal government of the United States announced that the national debt had finally breached the inevitable $20 trillion mark.

This was a long time coming. It should have happened back in March, except that a new debt ceiling was put in place, freezing the national debt.

For the last six months it was essentially illegal for the government to increase the debt.

This is pretty brutal for Uncle Sam. The US government hasn’t run a budget surplus in two decades; they depend on debt in order to keep everything running.

And without the ability to ‘officially’ borrow money, they’ve basically spent the last six months ‘unofficially’ borrowing money by plundering federal pension funds and resorting to what the Treasury Department itself calls “extraordinary measures” to keep the government running.

Late last week the debt ceiling crisis came to a temporary armistice as the government agreed once again to temporarily suspend the debt limit.

Overnight, the national debt soared hundreds of billions of dollars as months of ‘unofficial’ borrowing made its way on to the official books.

The national debt is now $20.1 trillion. That’s larger than the size of the entire US economy.

You’d think this would be front page news with warnings being shouted from the rooftops of America.

Yet curiously the story has scarcely been covered.

Today’s front page of the New York Times tells us about Hurricane Irma, North Korea, and alcoholism in Iran.

Even the Wall Street Journal’s front page has zero mention of this story.

In fairness, the number itself is irrelevant. $20 trillion is merely a big, round, psychologically significant number… but in reality no more important than $19.999 trillion.

The real story isn’t the number or the size of the debt itself. It’s the trend. And it’s not good.

Year after year after year, the US government spends far more money than it collects in tax revenue.

According to the Treasury Department’s own figures, the government’s budget deficit for the first 10 months of this fiscal year (i.e. October 2016 through July 2017) was $566 billion.

That’s larger than the entire GDP of Argentina.

Since the government has to borrow the difference, all of this overspending ultimately translates into a higher national debt.

Make no mistake, debt is an absolute killer.

History is full of examples of once-dominant civilizations crumbling under the weight of their rapidly-expanding debt, from the Ottoman Empire to the French monarchy in the 1700s.

Or as former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers used to quip, “How long can the world’s biggest borrower remain the world’s biggest power?”

It’s hard to project strength around the world when you constantly have to borrow money from the Chinese… or have your central bank conjure paper money out of thin air.

And yet tackling the debt has become nearly an impossibility.

Just look at the top four line items in the US government’s budget: Social Security, Medicare, Military, and, sadly, interest on the debt.

Those four line items alone account for nearly NINETY PERCENT of all US government spending.

Cutting Social Security or Medicare entitlements is political suicide.

Not top mention, both of those programs are actually EXPANDING as 10,000 Baby Boomers join the ranks of Social Security recipients every single day.

Then there’s military spending, which hardly seems likely to fall significantly in an age of constant threats and warfare.

The current White House proposal, in fact, is a 10{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} increase in military spending for the next fiscal year.

And last there’s interest on the debt, which absolutely cannot be cut without risking the most severe global financial meltdown ever seen in modern history.

So that’s basically 90{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the federal budget that’s here to stay… meaning there’s almost no chance they’re going to be able to reduce the debt by cutting spending.

But perhaps it’s possible they can slash the national debt by growing tax revenue?

Possible. But unlikely.

Since the end of World War II, the US governments’ overall tax revenue has been VERY steady at roughly 17{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of GDP.

You could think of this as the federal government’s ‘slice’ of the economic pie.

Tax rates go up and down. Presidents come and go. But the government’s slice of the pie almost always remains the same 17{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of GDP, with very small variations.

With data this strong, it seems rather obvious that the solution is to allow the economy to grow unrestrained.

If the economy grows rapidly, tax revenue will increase. And the national debt, at least as a percentage of GDP, will start to fall.

Here’s the problem: the national debt is growing MUCH faster than the US economy. In Fiscal Year 2016, for example, the debt grew by 7.84{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}.

Yet even when including the ‘benefits’ of inflation, the US economy only grew by 2.4{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} over the same period.

In other words, the debt is growing over THREE TIMES FASTER than the economy. This is the opposite of what needs to be happening.

Read More @ SovereignMan.com

 

Pentagon BUSTED Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels

from Zero Hedge:

A new bombshell joint report issued by two international weapons monitoring groups Tuesday confirms that the Pentagon continues to ship record breaking amounts of weaponry into Syria and that the Department of Defense is scrubbing its own paper trail. On Tuesday the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) produced conclusive evidence that not only is the Pentagon currently involved in shipping up to $2.2 billion worth of weapons from a shady network of private dealers to allied partners in Syria – mostly old Soviet weaponry – but is actually manipulating paperwork such as end-user certificates, presumably in order to hide US involvement.

The OCCRP and BIRN published internal US defense procurement files after an extensive investigation which found that the Pentagon is running a massive weapons trafficking pipeline which originates in the Balkans and Caucuses, and ends in Syria and Iraq. The program is ostensibly part of the US train, equip, and assist campaign for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF, a coalition of YPG/J and Arab FSA groups operating primarily in Syria’s east). The arms transfers are massive and the program looks to continue for years. According to Foreign Policy’s (FP) coverage of the report:

The Department of Defense has budgeted $584 million specifically for this Syrian operation for the financial years 2017 and 2018, and has earmarked another $900 million of spending on Soviet-style munitions between now and 2022. The total, $2.2 billion, likely understates the flow of weapons to Syrian rebels in the coming years.

But perhaps more shocking is the following admission that Pentagon suppliers have links with known criminal networks, also from FP:

According to the report, many of the weapons suppliers — primarily in Eastern Europe but also in the former Soviet republics, including Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Ukraine — have both links to organized crime throughout Eastern Europe and spotty business records.

The sheer amount of material necessary for the Pentagon program — one ammunition factory announced it planned to hire 1,000 new employees in 2016 to help cope with the demand — has reportedly stretched suppliers to the limit, forcing the Defense Department to relax standards on the materials it’s willing to accept.

It is likely that the organized crime association is the reason why the Pentagon has sought to alter its records. In addition, the sheer volume of weaponry continuing to ship to the Syrian battlefield and other parts of the Middle East means inevitable proliferation among unsavory terror groups – a phenomenon which has already been exhaustively documented in connection with the now reportedly closed CIA program to topple the Syrian government. The associations and alliances among some of the Arab former FSA groups the DoD continues to support in the north and east remains fluid, which means means US-supplied weapons will continue to pass among groups with no accountability for where they end up.

One of the authors of the OCCRP/BIRN report, Ivan Angelovski, told Foreign Policy that, “The Pentagon is removing any evidence in their procurement records that weapons are actually going to the Syrian opposition.” The report is based on internal US government memos which reveal that weapons shipment destination locations have been scrubbed from original documents. 

Is an EUC (End User Certificate) still an EUC if it doesn’t include an end user?

Balkan Insight, which is hosting the original investigative report: “Seven US procurement documents were whitewashed to remove reference to ‘Syria’ after reporters contacted the Pentagon to enquire about whether the exporting countries – Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and Georgia – had been informed of the destination.”

The fact that Foreign Policy, which is the foremost establishment national security publication in the world, would admit that the Pentagon’s Syria weapons procurement program is tied to East European organized crime is itself hugely significant. At this point the evidence is simply so overwhelming that even establishment sources like FP – which itself has generally been pro-interventionist on Syria – can’t deny it.

FP further reports that the Pentagon program “appears to be turbocharging a shadowy world of Eastern European arms dealers.” And adds further that, “the Pentagon is reportedly removing documentary evidence about just who will ultimately be using the weapons, potentially weakening one of the bulwarks of international protocols against illicit arms dealing.”

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

WSJ Journalist Who Was Investigating Hillary Clinton Found Dead – Months Later Still No Autopsy Report

by Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost:

34-year-old Wall Street Journal editorial writer Joseph Rago was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on July 20.

As of yet, I have been unable to recover any records of an autopsy report, which was reported to be taking place.

Under normal circumstances, this might not be an issue.

Police have said they do not suspect foul play and that when they found him with “no obvious signs of trauma and emergency responders declared him dead at the scene.”

“It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the death of Joseph Rago, a splendid journalist and beloved friend,” said Paul Gigot, the editor of the Journal’s editorial page, in a statement. “Joe and his family are in our thoughts and prayers, and we will be celebrating his work in Saturday’s paper.”

Indeed, he was a gifted writer.  Check out some samples of some of his wit and wisdom.

So, there were no obvious signs of trauma, but yet, there was also no determined cause of death.  Thus, the reason for the request for an autopsy.

Though Rago’s last editorial criticized Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare, he was also allegedly investigating Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the purchase of Russian drug company Veropharm by Abbott Labs in 2014, when sanctions against Russia over the Ukranian crisis would have prevented such sales.

The Goldwater reports:

According to those in his Wall Street Journal Office, Rago had reached out to the Russia Consulate General’s Office in New York City who then requested an interview on July 20th with consular officials regarding an upcoming article he was preparing on Hillary Clinton and her potential ties to Russia.

However, Rago didn’t manage to make it to the meeting and was later discovered deceased in his apartment with the cause of death being strangely called “unknown causes” just hours prior to the Russian Consular General meeting occurring.

The goal of the meeting would have been investigating Hillary Clinton’s links to the 2014 sale of Veropharm, which is one of Russia’s largest medical companies, to the American pharmaceutical titan Abbott Laboratories.

Calls to the Consulate-General of Russia in New York City to confirm this were unreturned as of the time of this writing.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Clinton topped the field of candidates who received donations from the drug industry.

Clinton accepted $164,315 in the first six months of the campaign from drug companies, far more than the rest of the 2016 field, according to an analysis by Stat News.

Read More @ FreedomOutpost.com

Ethereum creator predicts cryptocurrencies will eventually be swallowed up by system they were built to reject

by Kenneth Schortgen, Daily Economist:

In an interesting and perhaps shocking admission from last week, one of the co-creators of the Ethereum platform and cryptocurrency professed that nearly all the cryptos currently out there will eventually be swallowed up in the very same financial system they were originally built to reject and oppose.

Blockchain tech entrepreneur and innovator Vitalik Buterin says that the current wave of cryptocurrencies may eventually become a part of the centralized financial systems that they were supposed to be protesting in the first place. 

Buterin, who created the first Blockchain-based computing platform Ethereum, was at a local meeting of tech startups and tech individuals in Tel Aviv, Israel when he made the statement. 

Buterin, who also supports the Blockchain startup OmiseGO, said that even if there will come a time when support for cryptocurrency will eventually be a part of the system, it will still not be replacing traditional money anytime soon. He also acknowledged that the Blockchain-based innovations may face the usual problems that also affect traditional money like big price oscillations. 

Buterin says: 

“Are they [tokens] going to replace fiat? I believe no”. 

There are several reasons why governments would want to keep traditional fiat such as dollars as euros, even if the nations also adopts cryptocurrency. 

Buterin also said that institutionalized Blockchain networks may hinder the growth of decentralized Blockchain projects all over the world. This may mean that technical struggles like over-regulation and the digital currency “bubble” bursting could happen. 

He, however, remains hopeful that the Blockchain industry will not be limited by setbacks. – Coin Telegraph

Read More @ TheDailyEconomist.com

Hillary Clinton “Obsessed” With Alex Jones in New Book

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by Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com :

As part of her refusal to take personal blame for losing the election, Hillary Clinton complains about the impact Alex Jones and Infowars had on the presidential race numerous times in her new book.

“Hillary is obsessed with @RealAlexJones in her new book What Happened,” tweeted Mike Cernovich, before highlighting numerous passages from the book in which Clinton complains about the Infowars host.

Hillary accuses Trump of palling around with Jones while also acknowledging that when Infowars highlights something, “its reach expands dramatically”.

 

This is not the first time that Hillary has blamed Alex Jones and Infowars for her election loss.

During an on stage interview at the Code Conference on June 1, Clinton directly pointed to Infowars pushing the John Podesta emails after they were released by Wikileaks.

“Within one hour they dumped them and they began to weaponize them, and they began to have some of their allies within the Internet world like Infowars take out pieces and begin to say the most outlandish, outrageous, absurd lies you can imagine,” she said.

Clinton first mentioned Jones during an August 2016 speech in Reno, Nevada when she tied Trump with Jones in an attempt to discredit the Donald.

Suffice to say it didn’t work, but Clinton is still seemingly obsessed with anything she can point to in order to explain her defeat without taking any personal responsibility.

Read More @ infowars.com