Women in the Military: Fiat Equality

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Posted on 24th January 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

Guest Post by Fred Reed

Unwelcome Facts from a Closet

Sigh. I have just read that a young woman named Sage Santangelo has failed the infantry-trainimg course for Marine officers at Quantico, bringing the rate of female failure to 29 out of 29. As an old hand with thirty years covering the military, I can attest that this vu is getting more deja all the time. Women have never succeeded at physical things in the military because they can’t. More on that in a moment.

Santangelo seems a most impressive woman. Any woman who would attempt the TBE course is necessarily impressive. We are not talking pampered Swarthmore brats in Women’ Studies. She reports making her first solo flight at fifteen, climbing most of Colorado’s highest peaks, playing goalie on a boy’s hockey team. She is Marine material, and has my respect.

But she washed out on day one. Even tough, fiercely determined, highly athletic women can’t do it. It isn’t their fault. We are born with the equipment we are born with.

A few observations I made while chasing the military around the world, which my remaining contacts tell me still hold. Females officers tended to be officers, competitive, seeing the military as a career, and doing whatever needed to advance, to include performing well. In non-physical fields, they can. Enlisted females often had little interest in the military but wanted a job, something to do, a place to have a baby at government expense. They came on average from a lower social class than the officers, often the ghetto. Female officers, like the men, wanted combat assignments because that is how you get your ticket punched to advance. The enlisted women wanted no part of combat, and would deliberately get pregnant to avoid it.

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A Bunch Of Criminals

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Posted on 24th January 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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By Raul Ilargi Meijer of The Automatic Earth

Bunch Of Criminals!

I was going to start out saying Thursday was the saddest day in Europe in 50 years, or something like that, because of the insane and completely nonsensical largesse the ECB permits itself to launch, aimed at once again saving a banking system, but which will not only not help the European people, it will make things even much worse than they already are.

I’ve said many times that the EU in its present form should be dismantled tomorrow morning (even though it’s not the same tomorrow morning anymore), and if Draghi’s $1.1 million x million ‘stimulus’ should make anything clear, it’s that the dismantling gets more urgent by the day.

But calling it the saddest day in Europe in 50 years would show far too little respect for the people who died in former Yugoslavia, and in eastern Ukraine. It’s still a very sad day, though. And I was already thinking about that even before I read Theopi Skarlatos’ article for the BBC; that really made me want to cry.

When you read about female doctors(!) feeling forced to prostitute themselves to feed their children, about the number of miscarriages doubling, and about the overall sense of helplessness and destitution among the Greek population, especially the young, who see no way of even starting to build a family, then I can only say: Brussels is a bunch of criminals. And Draghi’s QE announcement is a criminal act. It’s a good thing the bond-buying doesn’t start until March, and that it’s on a monthly basis: that means it can still be stopped.

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HYPERINFLATION IS CONTAINED

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Posted on 24th January 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Spot The Difference: Money Printing, Then And Now

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It’s different this time.. and just remember Draghi’s perspective – hyperinflation hasn’t happened yet, so what’s the harm?

 

h/t @macroymercados

The global central bank balance sheet is even more concerning.

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As to the hyperinflation question,

HEY BOOMERS, DON’T YOU WISH YOU HAD VOTED FOR ROSS PEROT NOW???

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Posted on 24th January 2015 by Stephanie Shepard in Economy

He wouldn’t have signed NAFTA into law or repealed the Glass-Steagall Act.


More Protecting and Serving…

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Posted on 24th January 2015 by harry p. in Politics |Social Issues

More “heroes” possibly behaving badly…

 

Enraged Heroes Taze UFC Fighter For Having Car Trouble

A UFC fighter has made headlines following a run in with police, caught on camera, during which he was tased and arrested after asking the cops to identify themselves.

In the video, mixed martial artist Dave Herman is seen asking the cops “Do I know you?” and “Who are you?” after they pulled him over during a routine stop.

Herman says he opted to stop in the first well lit, public area he could find when the cops began following him, in order to ensure his own safety and that of his wife and infant child, also in the vehicle.

Rather than identify themselves by showing their badges and licenses, the cops drew guns and yelled at Herman to comply, shouting “WE ARE THE POLICE!”

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10 Reasons Why You Need an Offshore Bank Account

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Posted on 24th January 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

10 Reasons Why You Need an Offshore Bank Account

By Nick Giambruno

You may have wondered: “What’s the difference between having a bank account at Bank of America and having an offshore bank account?”

The truth is, there’s possibly all the difference in the world.

Here are the top 10 reasons why you need an offshore bank account.

Reason #1: Dilute Your Political Risk

Doug Casey has said over and over that the biggest risk you face today is not market or financial risk—as big as those risks are—but rather the risk from your own government.

There’s no doubt this kind of risk is rising in most parts of the West. Governments are hopelessly sinking deeper into insolvency. They’re turning to the same desperate measures they always have throughout history, and it’s a big threat to your savings.

It’s only prudent to expect more bail-ins (as we’ve seen in Cyprus), bank deposit taxes (as we’ve seen in Spain), retirement savings nationalizations (as we’ve seen in Poland, Hungary, Portugal, and Argentina), and capital controls (as we’ve seen in Cyprus and Iceland), among other destructive actions. And these are just a few recent examples.

If you think these kinds of things can’t happen in your country, think again.

According to Judge Andrew Napolitano: “People who have more than $100,000 in the bank are targets for any government that’s looking for money to shore up its own inability to manage its finances.”

A big part of any strategy to reduce your political risk is to place some of your savings outside the immediate reach of the thieving bureaucrats in your home country. Obtaining an offshore bank account is a convenient way to do just that.

That way your savings cannot be easily confiscated, frozen, or devalued at the drop of a hat or with a couple of taps on the keyboard. In the event capital controls are imposed, an offshore bank account will help ensure that you have access to your money when you need it the most.

In short, your savings in an offshore bank will largely be safe from any madness in your home country.

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ANNUAL KEEP TBP FIGHTING INTERNET-A-THON

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Posted on 24th January 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Operators are standing by.

You may or may not have noticed the Keep TBP Fighting Thermometer has dropped back down to $0 again. You see, the bills to keep this site running and protected from the government and whoever tried to silence it last year keep coming month after month. My cost to run the site has gone up by a factor of 10 in the last two years.

Olimometer 2.52

During the denial of service attack last year, I was only hours from pulling the plug on the site. But, a like minded fellow blogger – Mike Krieger – contacted me and put me in touch with The Man With No Name.

He singlehandedly fought off the dastardly denial of service outlaws (Google?) and generously agreed to house our site on his server. You may have noticed the site has run like a well oiled clock since he assumed command behind the scenes. But good safe service comes at a cost.

The generosity of the regulars from TBP and complete strangers who never comment was overwhelming and heartwarming. The letters and notes of support all sit on my desk next to my computer. They have gone a long way in keeping me toiling away trying to uncover the truth and providing a forum where like minded citizens can learn and discuss ideas. I’ve learned so much from the TBP community.

So, firstly I’d like to thank everyone who has made a contribution in the past to Keep TBP Fighting. There are a dedicated cadre of TBP members who contribute every month. I’d love to do a shout out personally to every person who has contributed, but that would make it easier for DHS to track you down when the SHTF. So I’ll keep that private.

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THE STATE OF OUR UNION

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Posted on 24th January 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

Source: Investors.com


DEFLATION

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Posted on 24th January 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

Via Investors.com