English Spoken Here

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

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Guest Post by Jim Kunstler

Of course, the Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore last week prompted the usual cries for “an honest conversation about race,” and countless appeals to fix the “broken” public school system. So, in the spirit of those pleas, I will advance a very plain and straightforward idea: above all, teach young black kids how to speak English correctly.

Nothing is more important than acculturating ghetto kids out of their pidgin patois and into real English with all of its tenses, verb forms, and cases. It’s more important initially than learning arithmetic, history, and science. I would argue that it is hardly possible to learn these other things without first being grounded in real grammatical English.

When these kids grow up, their manner of speech will identify them and their prospects for success at least as much as the color of their skin and probably more, in my opinion. Their ability to speak English correctly will be the salient feature in how others assess the content of their character

I’m sure by now that the racial justice hand-wringers are squirming over this proposal. All dialects are equally okay in this rainbow society, they might argue. No they’re not. Have you noticed that TV news, business, show biz, education, and politics increasingly employ people whose parents came from India and other parts of Asia. Do they speak in a patois lacking in complex verb forms? Apparently not. Are they succeeding in American life, such as it is? Apparently so.

Notice that the speech issue — how people talk — is never part of the “honest conversation about race” that we are supposed to have. Has anybody noticed that in his public speeches Martin Luther King spoke regular English correctly, if with a Southern inflection? Has anybody noticed how important that was in his role as “a communicator?” Why is this crucial question of language absent from the public conversation about “the intractable problems of race in America?” Is it because both blacks and whites are too fearful, too cowardly, to face this particular problem of how English is spoken?

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WHOSE FAULT IS BALTIMORE?

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Posted on 30th April 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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I’ve seen the liberal lying MSM pondering how WE could allow the riots, looting, burning and lawlessness to happen, as if it is our collective fault. Obama stands before his teleprompter and pontificates about the need for us to end the poverty that supposedly led to Purge Night in Charm City. That term cracks me up. The city has so much charm, its football team once snuck out of town overnight and headed to Indianapolis. It has so much charm its baseball team was forced to play a game with no fans in the stands.

I think most people can agree that Freddie Gray, a petty drug dealer, was killed in police custody for the crime of looking suspicious. The policemen who killed him deserve to go to jail for murder. As usual, the powers that be circled the wagons and intended to exonerate the hero first responders. The people of Baltimore had a right to be pissed. They had a right to protest. They didn’t have a right to burn businesses and cars. They didn’t have the right to riot, loot, and injure others.

It is the police department created and controlled for decades by Democratic progressive politicians that has committed the atrocities against the people who have been electing these progressives year after year. Baltimore has a corrupt, reckless, out of control police department enabled by a crooked and incompetent Baltimore politicians. The rap sheet for Baltimore’s finest is long:

  • Police commissioner Ed Norris was sent to prison on corruption charges (2004)
  • Two detectives were sentenced to 454 years in prison for dealing drugs (2005)
  • An officer was dismissed after being videotaped verbally abusing a 14-year-old and then failing to file a report on his use of force against the same teenager (2011)
  • An officer was been fired for sexually abusing a minor (2014)
  • The city paid a quarter-million-dollar settlement to a man police illegally arrested for the non-crime of recording them at work with his mobile phone.

The cries of racism and white oppression ring hollow. It’s a tired storyline. Facts are always inconvenient to race baiters with an agenda to extract more money from whites with a guilty conscience and the inability or unwillingness to speak the truth. Let’s examine some facts about good old Charm City, USA.

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IT AIN’T OVER

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

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Heating up in Baltimore

“Oh It’s Gonna Blow Up Tonight” – Baltimore In Turmoil After Latest Gun ‘Incident’

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YOU LIVE IN A F**KING DESERT!!!

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

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MEANWHILE, IN KENTUCKY…..

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

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THE STATE IS EVIL & MUST BE STOPPED

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

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Taking a woman’s child because she needs medical marijuana to live a normal productive life, is beyond outrageous. The STATE has become far too powerful. The STATE is evil. The STATE must be stopped. It looks like I need to repost the Hangman poem. The sheep are asleep , mesmerized by their iGadgets and the latest Kardashian/Jenner degradation. The STATE grows ever more powerful and interventionist in our lives. The STATE is spying on you. The STATE is taxing and regulating you to death. The STATE is controlled by corporate and banking interests who despise you. The STATE wants more power and control over you. They will stop at nothing unless WE THE PEOPLE stop them.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shona Banda says she had a clear choice: Live in misery or use medical marijuana to ease her Crohn’s disease and risk going to jail.Turned out to be an easy call for the Garden City, Kan., woman. She said her symptoms eased to the point where she could return to work and once again play with her young son.

But she didn’t count on that same son, now 11, speaking out in school recently about the benefits of medical marijuana, including saying that it had saved his mother’s life. School officials contacted police, who searched her house and found marijuana and cannabis oil.

That’s where her old choice took a new turn. Police didn’t take her to jail. Authorities took her son away and put him in protective state custody.

A month ago, Banda, 37, was a massage therapist eking out a living in the back room of a health food store.

Today, her story has gone global. More than 84,000 people have signed an online petition supporting her. Signatures have come from across the country as well as Spain, France, India, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Slovenia, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.

As prosecutors in Finney County consider charges against Banda, a GoFundMe account has produced nearly $40,000 in donations for her possible legal fight.Part of the outrage is that had she lived an hour to the west, in Colorado, she would have been perfectly fine having marijuana in the house.

“Them taking her son made Shona the perfect storm,” said Sarah Swain, Banda’s attorney.

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Why The Powers That Be Are Pushing A Cashless Society

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

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We Can’t Rein In the Banks If We Can’t Pull Our Money Out of Them

Martin Armstrong summarizes the headway being made to ban cash,  and argues that the goal of those pushing a cashless society is to prevent bank runs … and increase their control:

The central banks are … planning drastic restrictions on cash itself. They see moving to electronic money will first eliminate the underground economy, but secondly, they believe it will even prevent a banking crisis.This idea of eliminating cash was first floated as the normal trial balloon to see how the people take it. It was first launched by Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University and Willem Buiter, the chief economist at Citigroup. Their claims have been widely hailed and their papers are now the foundation for the new age of Economic Totalitarianism that confronts us. Rogoff and Buiter have laid the ground work for the end of much of our freedom and will one day will be considered the new Marx with hindsight. They sit in their lofty offices but do not have real world practical experience beyond theory. Considerations of their arguments have shown how governments can seize all economic power are destroy cash in the process eliminating all rights. Physical paper money provides the check against negative interest rates for if they become too great, people will simply withdraw their funds and hoard cash. Furthermore, paper currency allows for bank runs. Eliminate paper currency and what you end up with is the elimination of the ability to demand to withdraw funds from a bank.

 

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In many nations, specific measures have already been taken demonstrating that the Rogoff-Buiter world of Economic Totalitarianism is indeed upon us. This is the death of Capitalism. Of course the socialists hate Capitalism and see other people’s money should be theirs. What they cannot see is that Capitalism is freedom from government totalitarianism. The freedom to pursue the field you desire without filling the state needs that supersede your own.

 

There have been test runs of this Rogoff-Buiter Economic Totalitarianism to see if the idea works. I reported on June 21, 2014 that Britain was doing a test run. A shopping street in Manchester banned cash as part of an experiment to see if Brits would accept a cashless society. London buses ended accepting cash payments from July 2014. Meanwhile, Currency Exchange dealers began offering debt cards instead of cash that they market as being safer to travel with. The Chorlton, South Manchester experiment was touted to test customers and business reaction to the idea for physical currency will disappear inside 20 years.

 

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13 EASY STEPS TO $75,000 OF FREE SHIT

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

1. Don’t get married to her
2. Use your mom’s address to get mail sent to
3. Guy buys a house
4. Guy rents out house to his girlfriend who has two of his kids
5. Section 8 will pay $900 a month for a three-bedroom home
6. Girlfriend signs up for Obamacare so guy doesn’t have to pay out the butt for family insurance
7. Girlfriend gets to go to college free for being a single mother
8. Girlfriend gets $600 a month for food stamps
9. Girlfriend gets free cellphone
10. Girlfriend gets free utilities
11. Guy moves into home but uses mom’s house to get mail sent to
12. Girlfriend claims one kid and guy claims one kid on taxes… now you both get to claim head of household at $1,800 credit
13. Girlfriend gets disability for being “bipolar” or having a “bad back” at $1,800 a month and never has to work again

This plan is perfectly legal and is being executed now by millions of people.

A married couple with a stay-at-home mom yields $0.00 dollars.

An unmarried couple with stay-at-home mom nets:

$21,600 disability +
$10,800 free housing +
$6,000 free Obamacare +
$6,000 free food +
$4,800 free utilities +
$6,000 Pell grant money to spend +
$12,000 a year in college tuition free from Pell grant +
$8,800 tax benefit for being a single mother

= $75,000 a year in benefits

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A SENSE OF UNREST

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

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Guest post by Bill Gross

There is accumulation there is responsibility after these there is unrest great unrest

Having turned the corner on my 70th year, like prize winning author Julian Barnes, I have a sense of an ending. Death frightens me and causes what Barnes calls great unrest, but for me it is not death but the dying that does so. After all, we each fade into unconsciousness every night, do we not? Where was “I” between 9 and 5 last night? Nowhere that I can remember, with the exception of my infrequent dreams. Where was “I” for the 13 billion years following the Big Bang? I can’t remember, but assume it will be the same after I depart – going back to where I came from, unknown, unremembered, and unconscious after billions of future eons. I’ll miss though, not knowing what becomes of “you” and humanity’s torturous path – how it will all turn out in the end. I’ll miss that sense of an ending, but it seems more of an uneasiness, not a great unrest. What I fear most is the dying – the “Tuesdays with Morrie” that for Morrie became unbearable each and every day in our modern world of medicine and extended living; the suffering that accompanied him and will accompany most of us along that downward sloping glide path filled with cancer, stroke, and associated surgeries which make life less bearable than it was a day, a month, a decade before.

Turning 70 is something that all of us should hope to do but fear at the same time. At 70, parents have died long ago, but now siblings, best friends, even contemporary celebrities and sports heroes pass away, serving as a reminder that any day you could be next. A 70-year-old reads the obituaries with a self-awareness as opposed to an item of interest. Some point out that this heightened intensity should make the moment all the more precious and therein lies the challenge: make it so; make it precious; savor what you have done – family, career, giving back – the “accumulation” that Julian Barnes speaks to. Nevertheless, the “responsibility” for a life’s work grows heavier as we age and the “unrest” less restful by the year. All too soon for each of us, there will be “great unrest” and a journey’s ending from which we came and to where we are going.

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France Restricts Cash, Movement of Gold & Crypto-Currencies

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

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Hollande Addresses Nation on EU Failure 5-26-2014

France is of course the most socialist country in Europe and it always attacks anyone with money. Its latest war on money is broadening to create a virtual lock-down on all assets of anyone. France is strengthening the control of cash payments drastically. Also the gold sales and movement of any tangible goods is to be reported.

The French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has announced a drastic tightening of the use of cash in France. As the newspaper Le Parisien reported that citizens should be strictly monitored from September 2015 if they make payments in cash.

– The limit on cash payments will be reduced from 3,000 euros to 1,000 euros.

– Tourists can only pay up to 10,000 euros in cash, so far there were 15,000 euros.

– If a Frenchman wants to change money into another currency, it must still do to 1,000 euros without identification only. So far, French could buy foreign currencies for 8,000 euros.

– If a bank customer stands out more than 10,000 euros in a month from his account, the bank must report the transaction to the Money Laundering Authority TRACFIN.

– Banks must inform the authorities of all cargo transfers within the EU that exceed 10,000 euros. This regulation checks, pre-paid cards and even gold are affected.

– The control of crypto-currencies like Bitcoin to be drastically tightened.

This is the economic tyranny we face. What is yours really belongs to them from the way they see it. We no longer live in a democratic world. This is all about them controlling the people to sustain their power. The French official reason for these measures is the “war on terror”. In fact, it is the measure that we are witnessing around the globe because those in power feel it slipping away. This is not a war on terror, it is war against the people in the form of financial repression. It is still unclear whether other euro countries to follow the example of Paris and its citizens in other countries restrict the free, private use of their money.


BACK TO EDEN

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

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Guest Post by Hardscrabble Farmer

I am thrilled that the Back to Eden gardening is working for IS. We’re six years into it for more than gardening- we use it to build pasture as well- and we’ve had astonishing results.

Yesterday a chef from the city came up to talk with me about his new restaurant that will be opening this Summer. He brought his wife and 4 daughters and I gave them the tour to show how we raise our animals, discussed the history of the place, what we’re doing, his desire to get the best possible fresh/local/seasonal ingredients for his restaurant, etc. They were intrigued by the Back to Eden concept because we literally farm new soil- black, rich, moist and yes, filled with worms and countless unseen decomposers simply by adding layers of wood chips/carbonaceous wastes. I showed the girls how to find worms by flipping over a cow patty at just the right stage of decomposition (they thought it was disgusting at first, turned into a competition before the end) and then our 7 year old took them on his own tour which included fishing in the trout pond with the worms- they got 2 beautiful brookies to take home, big smiles, nice visit all around.

All I need to get people interested in looking at what we do as admirable or desirable is to take a walk with them and talk about food. It’s something we all have in common, anyone with children has a predisposition to want to see them happy and people have an innate connection to the land that they may sublimate if they live in the city, but they never get away from.

By the time they got in the car they wanted to move out of the city and raise their own food. Now I’m not saying they will, but they had changed the way they were thinking from that single visit. My wife spoke with the chef’s wife under the big maples out front and afterward she shared with me the concerns she had about raising her children in the city (it’s a small city by US standards) and the tensions she felt there lately. Her big concern was what her children were being exposed to and she could see our kids, running around comfortably with cattle, being able to fish for fun whenever they feel like it, and doing all these things without having to be hovered over. This wasn’t my wife’s idea of how we’d wind up living, but she has come to love it as much as I do for her own reasons and together we are able to raise up our children to be independent, self assured, and to experience what liberty means in practical terms rather than ideologically. I don’t think that there is much more a family can do in this world to make things right than that.


MUSLIM TERRORISTS STOPPED – JUST LIKE A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

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

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Saved again. We must give DHS more money to keep us safe. We must increase funding to the military so they can fight them over there. The sheep will go along. As usual.


WINNING

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

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“You shouldn’t create a partnership with your drunken, shiftless brother-in-law.” — Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway talking about Greece and the euro at the company’s annual shareholder celebration of crony capitalist insider billionaires winning.