BACKGROUND CHECK

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

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EPIC START TO MY VACATION

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

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I’m in wonderful Wildwood. The sun is shining and the breeze is blowing. The Section 8 neighbors’ two yappy dogs are barking already. Joyce hasn’t started cursing on the deck yet, so I have that going for me. 25 cent beer night at the Shamrock is only one day away. I left to come down last night after work. As usual, I had to pick up my mother and her fat cat before heading down the shore. She moved to Media, off Baltimore Pike, so my drive would take 20 minutes more than my old drive.

I decided to take Baltimore Avenue through West Philly. The horrific sights could damage me forever. I lost count of the fat teenage black girls pushing baby strollers along the street, with no black men along for the walk. I wonder why. The streets were piled with garbage. The ramshackle buildings that housed check cashing stores and pawn shops were barely inhabitable. There were more boarded up houses than occupied houses. Porches were collapsing due to decades of neglect. The streets were filled with potholes, as the City of Philadelphia doesn’t give a shit about the people living in West Philly. The Democrats will get their votes despite 50 years of creating their poverty. The Free Shit Army continues to shuffle around the streets in their $150 sneakers and talking on their iPhones, because the EBT cards are still being replenished. I wonder what happens to West Philly on the day the free shit stops flowing.

So, I’m within 15 minutes of arriving at my mom’s new apartment and the most epic nasty thunderstorm I’ve ever witnessed struck. I thought my Honda Insight was going to go airborne and I’d run into Dorothy and the Wicked Witch.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

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

“Greece will not honor these obligations any more than it has its prior ones during the past decade. It may privatize a few assets, and it may even pretend to cut pensions. There is practically zero chance it can achieve the primary surplus targets it has accepted because its economy is not going to be able to grow quickly enough. (and few will be, thanks to the quackonomics of the ruling class).

We will be back at this charade six months from now, more or less, and then again later. The Greek goal is most likely to extend and pretend until the political landscape changes in Europe, as it will eventually. What is much less clear is what the ultimate resolution might come to resemble. The EU is not sustainable as it is. I have no idea what is going to cause the Very Serious People to come to that realization and what will remain after they cannot kick the can any further. (It is not clear to me how many unstable financial systems and their supporting kleptocracies will be resolved as well.)

As you have noted, the game is just beginning in Greece. I am not even sure I would say ‘game on’ yet. Some hard times are going to be visited upon the various countries of Europe.

I strongly suspect, however, that since the technocrats in Brussels and the troika have been tone deaf in overriding the will of the people and their elected governments in the weaker periphery countries, it will come back to haunt them. The end result is likely to be the exact opposite of what they seek to ensure.

Instead of greater economic, fiscal, and political integration (with power concentrated in Brussels and Bonn), they are likely to revive stronger anti-EU nationalism in the periphery, as this will be the only means the weaker nations will have of effectively fighting the stronger nations. When enough nations in the periphery see the light, the EU will no longer be able to continue in its current form. I am curious to see how this process will play out.”

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Blacks are 13% of US population 37.6% of prisoners and 71% of shooters in Chicago

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Posted on 23rd June 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Over the last couple of years, one of the dinner discussions our family has had relates to the observation that many, if not most, of the alleged perpetrators of violent crimes whose photographs appear in the mugshot section of our local newspaper’s crime report are black.  We live in a very white area of what used to be rural farms and ranches, but is now being quickly developed with multi-family housing and strip malls.  A large metropolitan city is a short drive.

Brandon Smith (left) and Tyfine Hamilton (right) have been charged with the murder of James Stuhlman in a botched robbery

The kids and wife have asked me, “Why do you think it is, dad, that the murderers and robbers are usually black?”   How is a dad supposed to answer this?

First, I wanted to look at more data than just the police report of our local paper.  What I found is that blacks are 13% of the US population, 37.6% of the US prisoner population, and 71.5% of the shooters in Chicago.

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Here Comes Godzilla

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Posted on 23rd June 2015 by Stucky in Economy

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I’ll bet most here have Fukushima fatigue.

Well, last month there was an 8.5 earthquake in Japan. Today there was a 7.8 that made buildings sway in Tokyo.   Article here

An earthquake that further damages Fukushima will have dire consequences for a huge swath of planet earth. If you prep … prep for that also, if even possible.

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The Real Story

What’s Really Going on at Fukushima?

by ROBERT HUNZIKER

Fukushima’s still radiating, self-perpetuating, immeasurable, and limitless, like a horrible incorrigible Doctor Who monster encounter in deep space.

Fukushima will likely go down in history as the biggest cover-up of the 21st Century. Governments and corporations are not leveling with citizens about the risks and dangers; similarly, truth itself, as an ethical standard, is at risk of going to shambles as the glue that holds together the trust and belief in society’s institutions. Ultimately, this is an example of how societies fail.

Tens of thousands of Fukushima residents remain in temporary housing more than four years after the horrific disaster of March 2011. Some areas on the outskirts of Fukushima have officially reopened to former residents, but many of those former residents are reluctant to return home because of widespread distrust of government claims that it is okay and safe.

Part of this reluctance has to do with radiation’s symptoms. It is insidious because it cannot be detected by human senses. People are not biologically equipped to feel its power, or see, or hear, touch or smell it (Caldicott). Not only that, it slowly accumulates over time in a dastardly fashion that serves to hide its effects until it is too late.

Chernobyl’s Destruction Mirrors Fukushima’s Future

As an example of how media fails to deal with disaster blowback, here are some Chernobyl facts that have not received enough widespread news coverage: Over one million (1,000,000) people have already died from Chernobyl’s fallout.

Additionally, the Rechitsa Orphanage in Belarus has been caring for a very large population of deathly sick and deformed children. Children are 10 to 20 times more sensitive to radiation than adults.

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1000s Of American Jobs Could Be Lost If This…

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Posted on 23rd June 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Leave it to bureaucrats to decide that while some competition is good, too much is bad. In a nutshell, that’s what the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) ongoing campaign against lower taxes is all about. And now, they’re taking it to a whole new level.

Back in 1998, the OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) released a report outlining what it perceived as a dangerous trend: more and more countries were reducing taxes. The OECD called this trend “harmful tax competition.” It was dangerous, according to the OECD, because it had the potential to reduce tax revenues in nations that didn’t wish to engage in tax competition.

To help fight harmful tax competition, the OECD proposed that low-tax countries be forced to cooperate in tax investigations by high-tax countries. It also called for sanctions against jurisdictions engaging in harmful tax competition.

While it hardly seemed possible in 1998 that the OECD would get its way, that’s exactly what happened. Fast forward to 2015, and the OECD’s “global information exchange standard” is nearly in place. The Obama administration gave the effort a big boost by enacting the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in 2010, with the end result that more than 60 countries, including several low-tax jurisdictions, have agreed to exchange information on foreign customers in local banks, trust companies, etc., in order to avoid possible sanctions.

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ABBOTT & COSTELLO EXPLAIN THE UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION

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Posted on 23rd June 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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COSTELLO:  I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America  .
 
ABBOTT: Good Subject.  Terrible Times.  It’s 5.6%.
 
COSTELLO:  That many people are out of work?
 
ABBOTT: No, that’s 23%.  
 
COSTELLO: You just said 5.6%.
 
ABBOTT:  5.6% Unemployed.
 
COSTELLO:  Right 5.6% out of work. 
 
ABBOTT: No, that’s 23%.
 
COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s  23% unemployed.
 
ABBOTT: No, that’s 5.6%. 
 
COSTELLO:  WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 5.6% or 23%? 
 
ABBOTT: 5.6% are unemployed.  23% are out of work. 
 
COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed. 
 
ABBOTT:  No, Congress said you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed.  You have to look for work to be unemployed.
 
COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!! 
 
ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.
 
COSTELLO:  What point?


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To Fight Or Not To Fight: That Is Our Question

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Posted on 23rd June 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

Guest Post by Paul Craig Roberts

Being a writer who attempts to discern and to tell the truth is both encouraging and discouraging. It is encouraging that some of you make monthly donations in support of the website as are your written appreciations I receive in emails. Many have written that I have rescued them from their existence in The Matrix, which is my purpose.

Discouragement comes from the ignorant diatribes that arrive in emails. I never fail to be amazed at the hate-filled ignorance of many Americans. Every time I read emails, I experience hope on one hand and despair on the other.

As I have written previously, many Americans want to hear what they have been inculcated to expect to hear. They are brainwashed, incapable of thought or evaluating evidence. If they don’t hear what they have been trained to hear, they respond with denunciations. To see so many Americans totally incapable of thought and reason makes me question the point of my efforts. Then I remember Margaret Mead’s statement that it only takes a few determined people to change the world.

In the 21st century, the neoconservatives have been those people. They have changed the world for the worst. Now we must change it for the better.

As Morpheus tells Neo: “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”

In the film, Neo is The One who has powers to defeat the Agents who protect The Matrix, but I am just an ordinary person although with extraordinary experience. The Agents who protect Washington’s Matrix are focusing on truth-tellers. The alleged library of Osama bin Laden contains many of Washington’s critics. Washington’s release of the fabricated bin Laden library suggests that Washington intends to discredit its critics by associating them with bin Laden, and failing that to deal with critics in more harsh fashion.

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Back in the day

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Posted on 23rd June 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Guest Post by Angel from Lonely Libertarian

When I went to school, we had the option to take “electives” including Home Economics (cooking, sewing, budgeting, finances, etc.), auto mechanics (basics of car maintenance), building trades (seriously, if you own a home, you need this), agriculture (care and processing of farm animals and crops). We were all encouraged to take advantage of “real life education”. I took a semester of auto mechanics, a semester of building trades and a semester of home Ec. I can do most auto repairs, run basic wiring and plumbing, replace lighting and plumbing fixtures, frame, drywall, cook, can, budget,  and figure taxes (I’ve never paid to have my taxes done and I’ve never been audited…yet.)
While I had a pretty well-rounded high school education, most of the credit goes to my folks. Mom and Poppy never discouraged me from seeking knowledge, especially if it was useful. And much of my practical education came from my parents and grandmas. I’ve told the story of my first car, I worked years of odd jobs and saved every penny I earned. I paid $2500 cash for my 1965 Mustang. And Poppy took the keys until we went over every inch of it, engine and transmission, and he was satisfied I knew how to take care of it. I rotated my own tires, changed my own oil, belts and hoses. I still do all of my own vehicle maintenance.
Every house I lived in growing up was a “handyman special”. We were very very low income blue collar, but always owned instead of rented. The first house was purchased from an old farmer for $1000 cash and a $10,000 builder’s loan. Two bedroom, one bath, less than 1000 sq ft. Poppy later added a master suite, increasing the square footage to 1200. Total investment was $35,000, they sold it a few years ago after 20 years of being rental property for $98,000. I was too young to do much on that one but fetch tools and carry trash, but the next one was different.

NATO-Russia Collision Ahead?

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Posted on 23rd June 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Guest Post by Patrick J. Buchanan

“U.S. Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in East Europe: A Message to Russia,” ran the headline in The New York Times.

“In a significant move to deter possible Russian aggression in Europe, the Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries,” said the Times. The sources cited were “American and allied officials.”

The Pentagon’s message received a reply June 16. Russian Gen. Yuri Yakubov called the U.S. move “the most aggressive step by the Pentagon and NATO since the Cold War.” When Moscow detects U.S. heavy weapons moving into the Baltic, said Yakubov, Russia will “bolster its forces and resources on the western strategic theater of operations.”

Specifically, Moscow will outfit its missile brigade in Kaliningrad, bordering Lithuania and Poland, “with new Iskander tactical missile systems.” The Iskander can fire nuclear warheads.

The Pentagon and Congress apparently think Vladimir Putin is a bluffer and, faced by U.S. toughness, will back down.

For the House has passed and Sen. John McCain is moving a bill to provide Ukraine with anti-armor weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and ammunition. The administration could not spend more than half of the $300 million budgeted, unless 20 percent is earmarked for offensive weapons.

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EAT, FAST & LIVE LONGER

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Posted on 23rd June 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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THIS FLAG REPRESENTS OPPRESSION & VIOLENCE

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Posted on 23rd June 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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