Bernie Sanders Supporters Endorse BERNIE MADOFF as Running Mate for Vice President

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Posted on 23rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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NYC GOES FULL TOTALITARIAN

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Posted on 23rd May 2016 by Yojimbo in Economy

Guest post by David Codrea, via www.oathkeepers.org.

NYC ‘Gender Expression’ Enforcement Proof ‘It’ Can Happen Here

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Do you consider such as these to be your countrymen? Uh, countrypersons… Uh… Well, unless you refer to them with politically-manufactured terms like “ze” and “hir,” prepare for a world of enforced hurt. (NYC Commission On Human Rights Facebook photo)

With “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day.

The very idea that a government with the power to suppress individual liberty represents “progress” makes that assertion self-evident. Their words and actions evoke nothing so much as Orwell’s 1984 Ministry of Truth slogans:

WAR IS PEACE

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

Such is the case with the oxymoronically-titled New York City Commission on Human Rights. Like all totalitarians, they base every action on the presumption that rights are what government functionaries tells you they are, to be dispensed or withheld to the advantage of the regime. Naturally, there is no place in such a scheme for unalienable rights. And naturally, oath-breaking traitors feeding off such a scheme have no use for the Bill of Rights, except to engage in acts of in-your-face evisceration any time they feel like it.

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Much Ado About Restrooms

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Posted on 23rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Guest Post by Ron Paul

Debates over the US government’s foreign and economic policies have recently taken a backseat to the debate over what bathroom transgender individuals should use. The two sides of the debate both believe that government has the legitimate authority to tell private businesses who they should allow to use their facilities. Few on either side of this debate defend the right of private property owners to decide for themselves who may and may not use their bathrooms.

Some say government must be involved in this issue in order to ensure that private businesses do not violate individual rights. Those who make this claim are accepting the idea that rights are no more than a gift from the government that can be revoked at the will and whim of legislators and bureaucrats. This argument turns rights from a shield protecting our liberties into a sword that can and will be used to increase government control of our lives.

Two weeks ago, the Department of Education waded into this debate by threatening to withhold federal funds from schools that do not allow transgender students to use the restroom of their choice. State and local officials around the country have promised to resist the Education Department’s new bathroom rules. However, given how addicted most state and local governments and school boards are to federal funds, it is likely that even most conservative state governments and school boards will eventually adopt the bathroom policies desired by federal bureaucrats.

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TISSUE PAPER FEELINGS

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Posted on 23rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

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Posted on 23rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

“Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination.”

Thomas Sowell


The Scam Continues

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Posted on 22nd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Guest Post by Karl Denninger

Oh look, only half the story...

International Business Machines Corp. this week quietly laid off employees, continuing a wave of job cuts the company announced in April.

IBM declined to say how many jobs would be cut overall. The total layoffs could affect more than 14,000 jobs, according to an estimate by Stanford Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi.

Ok, and bad enough, except for one tiny little problem.

How many H1b positions is IBM attempting to fill with foreigners at the same time they’re laying off Americans?

Answer: From 2013 to 2015 the total was 27,398, #3 in the United States for said sponsors, and the rate of same has grossly increased in 2015 to roughly double that of 2014 and 2013.

Yeah.

Where’s that part of the story, Marketwatch?


COINCIDENCE

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Posted on 22nd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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WTF ARE THESE GOVERNMENT DRONES TEACHING OUR KIDS?

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Posted on 22nd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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HILLARY SINKING FASTER THAN THE TITANIC

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Posted on 22nd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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ABC, Fox News, and Rasmussen now have polls suggesting Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton nationally and for the first time during this campaign RealClearPolitics ‘tracker’ has Trump with a 0.2pt lead – the unofficial “death cross” of Clinton’s campaign as Wayne Allyn Root right remarks “Hillary is sinking faster than the Titanic.” Voters are putting their money where their polls are too as bookies odds of a Hillary victory in November are tumbling.

Hillary’s lead has gone as the blue line “death cross”-es below Trump’s rising red line…

Source: RealClearPolitics

And the bookies’ odds of a Clinton victory in November are sliding to 2-month lows as Trump’s hit record highs…

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WHAT PRO-WESTERN GROUP WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE US? Q.O.T.D.

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Posted on 22nd May 2016 by Yojimbo in Economy

On a separate post, Wip and Chicago99944 mentioned the idea that we need a pro-Western group to resist the forces working to destroy the foundations of Western Civilization.

Europe has several – the English Defence League, PEGIDA, the Soldiers of Odin, and others.

What existing or new group would you like to see flourish and spread across the United States, and what would the core principles be?


Stock Share Buybacks Now Bought Out — American Enterprise in Decline

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Posted on 22nd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

 Guest Post by David Haggith

stock-share-buybacksI have pointed out in previous articles how most of the growth in stocks over the past few years has been due to stock share buybacks. Without this hideous (and at one time illegal) practice, there would have been no bull market over the last few years.

That’s right. Research from no other place than Wall Street, itself, indicates that almost all of the returns since 2009 have been due to stock share buybacks!

 

Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist and perma-bull at Charles Schwab, recently acknowledged that “… there has not been a dollar added to the U.S. stock market since the end of the financial crisis by retail investors and pension funds….” Since every buyer has a seller (and vice versa), what group or groups had enough of a buying presence to push the S&P 500 14.2% off of the February closing lows? Corporations. (Seeking Alpha)

 

Most people assume what has kept the market afloat this year after sinking 11% at the start of the year was a mixture of better news out of China, oil prices stabilizing, and indications that the Fed won’t raise rates as much as thought. But the real thing bouying the market could be something else: Stock buybacks…. The stock buybacks come at a time when major investors including individuals, foreign investors, and pension funds have been selling off their shares, according to a note from Goldman Sachs, amid market volatility and weak oil prices. (Fortune)

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Why The Flyover Zone Is Hurting——–Bubble Finance Is Strictly For The Bicoastal Elites

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Posted on 22nd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

 

We are now in month 83 of this so-called recovery. Yet there are still 45 million people on food stamps——one out of every seven Americans. The median real household income is still 5% below its level in the fall of 2007. There are still only 71 million full-time, full-pay “breadwinner” jobs in the nation—–nearly 2 million fewer than when Bill Clinton was packing his bags to vacate the White House.

At the same time, we have had monetary stimulus like never before. There has been 90 straight months of virtually zero interest rates. The balance sheet of the Fed has been expanded by $3.5 trillion. For point of reference, that is 4X more than all the bond-buying during the entire first 94 years of the Fed’s history.

So something doesn’t parse, and that’s to put it charitably. The truth is, the Fed’s entire radical regime of ZIRP and QE constitutes a monumental monetary fraud.

It has not “stimulated” a wit the struggling main street economy of flyover America. Instead, it has showered Wall Street speculators with trillions of windfall gains and gifted the bicoastal elites with a false prosperity derived from financial inflation and government expansion.

Herein follows an initial bill of particulars. We show that the “recovery” narrative endlessly trumpeted by the Fed and its fellow travelers on Wall Street and in the financial media does not remotely reflect on the ground economic reality; it derives almost entirely from a narrow band of badly flawed and thoroughly misleading labor market indicators and other faulty “incoming data” from the Washington statistical mills.

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BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

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Posted on 22nd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Affronting Huitzilopochtli

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Posted on 22nd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Guest Post by Eric Peters

With real crimes – that is, actions that result in real harm to real people – it is easy enough to objectively define the crime.Mr. H

You either did – or didn’t take something that belongs to someone else.

You either did – or did not – hurt someone else.

If you did, then it’s right and reasonable that you – the causer of the harm – be held accountable.

“Speeding,” on the other hand, is an odd sort of crime.

In most cases, no harm has been caused to anyone. A statute has been offended, nothing more.

To whom must the “guilty” party make amends?

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