Why They Hate Us

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Posted on 3rd September 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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A frequent theme nowadays is “Why do they hate us?” meaning why does so much of the world detest the United States. The reasons given are usually absurd: They hate our freedom or democracy. They hate us for our cultural superiority. They hate us because we are wonderful.

No. Actually the reason is simple if unpalatable. They hate us because we meddle, and have meddled. They hate us because we are the most murderous nation on the planet. They hate our insufferable smugness.

People remember slights. They may not remember them as they actually happened, but they remember them. The Civil War ended in 1865, the Federal occupation in 1877. Yet today many Southerners are still bitter, to the point that their emotional loyalty is to the South, not to Washington.

Silly? Yes, if you are from the North. Grievances matter more to those aggrieved than to the aggrievers.

In Guadalajara, near my home in Mexico, a towering monument in a traffic circle honors Los Niños Héroes, the Heroic Children. These are the little boys who, when the invading American armies attacked Chapultepec in 1847, went out to fight for their country. Avenues are named Niños Héroes all over Mexico. Few Americans even know that there was a war.

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Handling Common Objections When Getting Your Family to Prep

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Posted on 4th September 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Guest Post by Dan Sullivan from Survival Sullivan

It’s frustrating, isn’t it? When your loved ones are unawaken, you feel like the more you try to convince them to prepare, the less receptive they are. There you are, trying to save their lives and, instead of showing gratitude and appreciation for your efforts… they all think you’re nuts.

Prepping alone works in theory but, the reality is, when disaster strikes, if they’re not prepared, you’ll have no choice but to stay behind and help them and that may very well mean the end for all of you.

Just imagine… mass social breakdown all around you and your spouse standing in the doorway petrified… your hiding under the bed and YOU KNOW you need to evacuate or you all perish. What will you do then?

There’s a little secret to finally getting them to listen to what you have to say and get them to join your cause. It’s not a magic pill and it does require a little bit of practice but the thing is… it works.

The secret is to have an assertive behavior. This way you can handle pretty much any objection thrown your way and pave the road to getting them to join you and be happy they did.

The Meriam-Webster online dictionary defines assertiveness as:

“disposed to or characterized by bold or confident statements and behavior <an assertive leader>”

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TBP WELCOME SIGN

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Posted on 4th September 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

Hat tip Boston Bob

HE’LL LIKE THAT SELFIE QUICKER NEXT TIME

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I’M WITH STUPID

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QUOTES OF THE DAY

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Posted on 4th September 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

“Are there good governments and bad governments? No, there are only bad governments and worse governments.”

Charles Bukowski

“Can we get control of an individual to the point where he will do our bidding against his will and even against fundamental laws of nature such as self preservation? (CIA Document, Project ARTICHOKE, MORI ID 144686, 1952)
As cited by Dr Ellen P. Lacter, p57”

Orit Badouk Epstein

“What is it about the government and its agents and employees that they can lie to us with impunity, but we risk being sent to jail if we lie to them?”

Andrew P. Napolitano

“I was right outside the NSA [on 9/11], so I remember the tension on that day. I remember hearing on the radio, ‘the plane’s hitting,’ and I remember thinking my grandfather, who worked for the FBI at the time, was in the Pentagon when the plane hit it…I take the threat of terrorism seriously, and I think we all do. And I think it’s really disingenuous for the government to invoke and sort-of scandalize our memories to sort-of exploit the national trauma that we all suffered together and worked so hard to come through — and to justify programs that have never been shown to keep us safe, but cost us liberties and freedoms that we don’t need to give up, and that our Constitution says we should not give up.”

Edward Snowden

“It’s not about electing the right people. It’s about a narrowing their responsibilities.”

John Stossel

WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE DRAWN TO TBP?

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Posted on 3rd September 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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A couple years ago we posted a link to the Briggs Meyers’ personality test so TBP readers could see why they are drawn to this libertarian anarchist anti-government shit throwing website. It was immediately evident that 80% of the people who frequent this site are INTJs.

We’ve got a lot more readers now, so let’s do it again. Take the 64 question test and reveal your personality type.

TAKE THE TEST


West Point Professor Calls For Military Strikes On Journalists Critical Of War On Terror

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Posted on 3rd September 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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An assistant professor from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point recently declared that professionals critical of the “War on Terror” constitute a “treasonous” opposition that should be subject to military force.

He believes the U.S. should have the right to attack people who are critical of U.S. military operations — specifically, professionals, legal scholars, journalists, and other people effectively spreading ideas that oppose war.

Professor William C. Bradford went as far as to publish a long academic paper in the National Security Law Journal that aggressively promotes suppressing dissent about military force, civilian casualties, and expanding military operations in the Middle East.

Using the excuse that victims would be “lawful targets,” Bradford argues that “law school facilities, scholars’ home offices and media outlets where they give interviews” should be targeted with military force to suppress dissent. He asserted that the war on terror should be expanded, “even if it means great destruction, innumerable enemy casualties, and civilian collateral damage.”

He further suggested that the U.S. should wage “total war” on “Islamism,” using “conventional and nuclear force and [psychological operations]” to “leave them prepared to coexist with the West or be utterly eradicated.”

He said that “Threatening Islamic holy sites might create deterrence, discredit Islamism, and falsify the assumption that decadence renders Western restraint inevitable.”

Despite his self-description as an “associate professor of law, national security and strategy,” a representative of the National Defense University has tried to distance the school from Bradford by saying he wasn’t part of the staff, but rather a contracted professor.

Sporting a long history of exaggeration and pro-military extremism, “He resigned from Indiana University’s law school in 2005 after his military record showed he had exaggerated his service,” according to The Guardian.

Though the man seems to be held in high esteem by the military, he spoke with such disregard for human rights that the National Security Law Journal had to apologize.

The NSLJ released a statement on the front page of its website, saying it “…made a mistake in publishing [the] highly controversial article…”

“The substance of Mr. Bradford’s article cannot fairly be considered apart from the egregious breach of professional decorum that it exhibits,” it admitted.  “We cannot ‘unpublish’ it, of course, but we can and do acknowledge that the article was not presentable for publication when we published it, and that we therefore repudiate it with sincere apologies to our readers.”

Ironically, Bradford has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Harvard University with a focus in Human Rights Law.

This is a man who is apparently incorporating his violent philosophy into his teaching at West Point. He started on August 1st 2015 — after he published his article.

This is only the tip of the iceberg in forming a complete understanding of the ideological fabric held by many of the war hawks in U.S. Military.

Question of the Day, September 3

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Posted on 3rd September 2015 by Back in PA Mike in Economy

For all the folks out there that don’t ever comment, here’s your chance. Why do you like TheBurningPlatform? Please, new folks only.


VA Inspector General Report: 307,000 Veterans Died Waiting For Health Care

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Posted on 3rd September 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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After seeing how the government manages the healthcare of our veterans, we decided to put them in charge of the healthcare for the whole country. We deserve to get it good and hard.
Guest Post by Matt Vespa

Before Dan Doherty departed, he wrote about how the Veterans Affairs estimated that hundreds of thousands of their patients had died while waiting for care. At the time, Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA Health Eligibility Center, divulged a report that was conducted within his department and that of the VA Office of Analytics titled “Analysis of Death Services. It was released in April of 2015. Now, we the Veterans Affair Inspector General’s report has given the exact number: 307,000. That’s how many veterans have died before their application had been process by the Eligibility Center (via CNN):

Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.The VA’s inspector general found that out of about 800,000 records stalled in the agency’s system for managing health care enrollment, there were more than 307,000 records that belonged to veterans who had died months or years in the past.

In a response to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs’ request to investigate a whistleblower’s allegations of mismanagement at the VA’s Health Eligibility Center, the inspector general also found VA staffers incorrectly marked unprocessed applications and may have deleted 10,000 or more records in the last five years.

In one case, a veteran who applied for VA care in 1998 was placed in “pending” status for 14 years. Another veteran who passed away in 1988 was found to have an unprocessed record lingering in 2014, the investigation found.

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Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for Selling Kids to For-Profit Prison; Police Chief Sentenced to 1 Year for Murder

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Posted on 3rd September 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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PA Jude 28 Years

Finally, a state judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison for taking bribes from a private juvenile prison where he sentenced kids for the profit of the prison. I have yet to meet any judge who is actually “HONORABLE” as the title they bestow upon themselves suggests. The issue is not that all judges accept bribes; rather it is that judges are biased to rule in favor of the government who appoints them. This is one position that could be replaced by a computer that simply renders a verdict based SOLELY upon the law. There should also be an independent board that must first rule on the constitutionality of every law passed by government. It is seriously wrong to allow government to enact whatever law they desire and then place the burden upon individual citizens to prove such a law is illegal.

Prosecutors then pick on small individuals and companies to make what they call “law” but they never prosecute the big players because they will fund a case to the Supreme Court. The 99% of the people do not have the funds to accomplish that long process of appeals and as such, the Constitution does not exist if citizens must prove its existence each and every time. It is one of the main reasons I did not want to become a lawyer, the position was way too corrupt for my liking.

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The Rise Of The Inhumanes

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Posted on 3rd September 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Guest Post by Paul Craig Roberts

America’s descent into totalitarian violence is accelerating. Like the Bush regime, the Obama regime has a penchant for rewarding Justice (sic) Department officials who trample all over the US Constitution. Last year America’s First Black President nominated David Barron to be a judge on the First US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston.

Barron is responsible for the Justice (sic) Department memo that gave the legal OK for Obama to murder a US citizen with a missile fired from a drone. The execution took place without charges presented to a court, trial, and conviction. The target was a religious man whose sermons were believed by the paranoid Obama regime to encourage jihadism. Apparently, it never occurred to Obama or the Justice (sic) Department that Washington’s mass murder and displacement of millions of Muslims in seven countries was all that was needed to encourage jihadism. Sermons would be redundant and would comprise little else but moral outrage after years of mass murder by Washington in pursuit of hegemony in the Middle East.

Barron’s confirmation ran into opposition from some Republicans, some Democrats, and the American Civil Liberties Union, but the US Senate confirmed Barron by a vote of 53-45 in May 2014. Just think, you could be judged in “freedom and democracy America” by a fiend who legalized extra-judicial murder.

While awaiting his reward, Barron had a post on the faculty of the Harvard Law School, which tells you all you need to know about law schools. His wife ran for governor of Massachusetts. Elites are busy at work replacing law with power.

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“It’s A Tipping Point” Marc Faber Warns “There Are No Safe Assets Anymore”

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Posted on 3rd September 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Markets have “reached some kind of a tipping point,” warns Marc Faber in this brief Bloomberg TV interview. Simply put, he explains, “because of modern central banking and repeated interventions with monetary policy, in other words, with QE, all around the world by central banks – there is no safe asset anymore.” The purchasing power of money is going down, and Faber “would rather focus on precious metals because they do not depend on the industrial demand as much as base metals or industrial commodities,” as it’s now “obvious that the Chinese economy is growing at nowhere near what the Ministry of Truth is publishing.”

 

Faber explains more… “I have to laugh when someone like you tries to lecture me what creates prosperity”

 

Some key exceprts…

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