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06.14.24- Biden Is the Most Corrupt President in U.S. History
Eric Zuesse

It’s a fact that gets no attention from ‘historians’ and from America’s ‘news’-media, but a consistently established fact nonetheless. As always, for a recent example, the New York Times left it hidden, when they headlined on June 10th “How the Federal Election Commission Went From Deadlock to Deregulation”, as they mentioned only in passing, that “At the center of the shift [to allow unlimited corruption] is Commissioner Dara Lindenbaum, a Democrat who has repeatedly crossed the aisle to vote with her Republican colleagues Read More

06.13.24- The Achilles Heel of
the Fiat Money System

Thorsten Polleit

The fiat money system will not disappear just like that. Any expectations or hopes to that end should be tempered. Yes, the fiat money system could collapse; yet there is a significant likelihood it will persist longer than most people might think. This prolonged existence may come at a cost: a fascist state encroachment on the freedoms of citizens and entrepreneurs would be more profound than most people realize. Read More

06.12.24- The Great Deception
Neal Ross

Over the course of human history there is a category of criminals that have gone by many names. They are often referred to as shysters, grifters, flim-flam men, but in the end, they are all one form of con artist or another. The goal of these people is simple; to convince others to part with their money, or their property by promising them huge rewards, or unbelievable benefits, for doing so. The old snake oil salesmen, like the one in the film Josey Wales, is an example of one form of con artistry; albeit a not a very efficient one. Read More

06.11.24- What Have We Done?
Charles R. Dickens

In early 2015, the Nationalist American Socialist Party (NASP) and the Make America Great Again party (MAGA) began stoking the fires of descent for the coming election cycles. This was not the first salvo or engagement; nor will it be their final offensive. This began a very long time ago in this republic.

This is the status quo – nothing new.

Merka has been on this self-destructive track from the very beginning of this commonwealth when we decided to begin the “Great Experiment” as George Washington called it. Our choice, ‘The Constitutional Republic,’ was our administrative management selection. Read More

06.10.24- Defending Gaza (Part I): Natural-Law Principles Vs. National-Interest Statism
Ilana Mercer

The individual’s natural right to life antedates the state apparatus.

Let us not commit the Sin of Abstraction—the sin of escaping into theory, and in so doing, avoiding reality—the reality of Israel’s real sins, real crimes, the crime of all crimes.

When Americans reflect on history’s tragedies and travesties, they habitually extol the virtue of Pax Americana, but never the horrors of it. Having shaped the annals of the past, regime historians speak a great deal about Hitler, but hardly at all about Hiroshima. Read More

06.08.24- Obese Woman Wins Miss Alabama And People Have Questions
Alex J. Pollock

An obese woman has won Miss Alabama, with the organizers of the contest insisting that the intention of the beauty pageant was to “foster a positive self-image.”

Yes, really.

After Sara Milliken learned that she had won the competition and would go on to represent her state at the national level, she hit back at critics who questioned her weight. Read More

06.07.24- The People Who Need
and Deserve Our Help

Sean Ring

One argument Jordan Peterson made stood out when I first heard of him.

Peterson discussed the challenges faced by individuals with an IQ below 83. He emphasized that people in this IQ range often struggle with tasks that require even moderate levels of cognitive ability, making traditional employment difficult. Read More

06.06.24- Corrupt Inflation Reporting Damages Social Security
Peter Reagan

Social Security cost of living adjustments (COLAs) and a number of other financial assets are indexed to inflation. That means they should rise in value hand-in-hand with your cost of living. Here’s why they don’t…

In previous articles, we’ve covered the topic of “why Social Security’s cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) isn’t a raise.” Read More

06.05.24- Are They TRYING to Start
a Nuclear War?

Jim Rickards

The steady path toward World War III continues. U.S. and NATO support for Ukraine in the war with Russia has been one long failure, but that hasn’t stopped them from escalating the war with new weapons and tactics.

Russia has met the escalation with its own escalation every step of the way. At what point do rational leaders in the West (if there are any left) pause, consider that the war is lost in Ukraine, deescalate and seek a treaty to end the war? Read More

06.04.24- Dear American
Paul Craig Roberts

Do you realize that the Republican Speaker of the House, the House Democrat minority Leader, the Senate Majority Leader and the Senate Republican minority leader, along with an almost unanimous Congress have committed you to the support of the Israeli Genocide of Palestine, both the people and the country? “Our” representatives told Netanyahu that “we (meaning the US) join the State of Israel in your struggle against terror.” For eight months Israel has been terror bombing and destroying everything in Gaza, and “our” leaders see the slaughter of women, children, hospitals, all infrastructure as a “struggle against terror” rather than as an exercise of terror. Read More

06.03.24- American Pravda: The True Origin of the Jews as Khazars, Israelites, or Canaanites
Ron Unz

Prof. John Beaty on the Jews as Khazars

Over the last half-dozen years I’ve regularly cited the work of John Beaty, a respected academic who spent his entire teaching career at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

During World War II, Prof. Beaty served in Military Intelligence and his responsibilities included producing the daily intelligence briefing reports distributed to the White House and the rest of our top political and military leadership. That position provided him with a unique perspective on the entire course of the conflict. Read More

06.01.24- Lawfare Trumps Justice
Jim Rickards

As you know by now, Donald Trump was found guilty yesterday on all felony counts in his hush money trial in New York.

Sentencing in the case is scheduled for July 11, 2024. That’s just four days before the Republican National Convention begins in Milwaukee on July 15. That’s not a coincidence, by the way. It’s calculated to further tarnish his image ahead of the convention. Read More

05.31.24- It's All Coming Down
David Haggith

Just look at all the parts that shifted downward again today.

It was all destined to fall because the collapse was built throughout the design. It could be seen as inevitable from the beginning, and all the reasons for that have been spelled out here all along the way so no one could say, “You couldn’t see this coming.”Yes, you could. It’s a house of cards, a leaning tower of blocks. It may come down one block at a time or all at once, but it IS coming down. Read More

05.30.24- The Scourge of Higher Education
Jeffrey Tucker

A book that pays high returns for decades with endless insights is Joseph Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942).

It’s not a systematic treatise. It’s more of a series of observations about huge problems that vexed those times and ours. Many are informed by economics. Some by history. Some by sociology and culture. Read More

05.29.24- Jeffrey Sachs: The Untold History of the Cold War, CIA Coups Around the World, and COVID's Origin
Tucker Carlson

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05.28.24- America has a bad case
of the Dumbass!

Justin O Smith

…or is that we are just tired of all of the Bullsh*t?

There’s so much to say right now, but much of it is beating a dead horse and repeating a lot of what I’ve already discussed in ad nauseam through the years.

I’ve had a few grains formulating here and there, but nothing the greater population will want to hear. So many are eat up with a bad case of the dumbass, and it’s enough to make a man want to vomit up his Cheerios.  Read More

05.27.24- New World Order
Bill Bonner

Driving the Chinese and the Russians into each other’s arms might turn out to be the biggest strategic miscalculation of all time. 

It’s coming... a new world order. 

Politics doesn’t interest us. But mega-politics does. Its deep currents — mostly unseen — carry history along with them. And they guide and drive the Primary Trends in markets, too. Read More

05.25.24- The Migrant Crisis is How Rome Fell – Its Our turn this time
Martin Armstrong

Merrick Garland, Attorney General, is truly a national disgrace. The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a suit against Oklahoma today over a state law that seeks to impose criminal penalties on those living in the state illegally. The law makes illegal aliens subject to two years in prison for living in the state without legal immigration status. Garland is trying to make sure illegal aliens are here for the 2024 election so they can continue their coup and deprive the “rich,” whom they define as people with jobs. Read More

05.24.24- Our Political System Is a Joke INDEED!
Jeffrey Bennett

Elections are simply an illusion, a choice of “erection” and perhaps which orifice we would like violated for the next four years. Forgive my vulgarity please but I’m out of patience with the so-called citizens who have allowed this to happen to us, and even less patience with the demonic powers whom deliberately sold us this joke we call a country, at least in modern form. Read More

05.23.24- Spicy Chips and Hot Sauce Cause Heart Attacks, but Covid Jabs are Safe
Jim Quinn

Will the ignorant masses ever connect the dots?  The mortality data for young people has skyrocketed since the rollout of the Big Pharma toxic jabs. Teenagers and 20 to 40 year olds do not die of heart attacks. But they are dying from heart attacks at an astounding rate now. The ruling elite can not allow the truth to get out. They must come up with alternative narratives as cover stories for their mass murder of millions. Read More

05.22.24- Putin’s Strategic Blunder
Paul Craig Roberts

The blunder began years before February 2022. Putin failed to realize that the US was preparing the overthrow of the Ukraine government. When the overthrow began, Putin took no action to prevent the overthrow. Instead, Russia permitted Washington to take over the former province of the Russian state.

A hostile Ukraine is an existential threat to Russia. Why did Russia stand aside and permit Washington’s takeover? ? Read More

05.21.24- No, the culture wars aren't over. DEI is just getting a facelift.
collapselife.substack.com

Goodbye, "diversity and equity" — hello, “belonging and unity." In other words, don't be fooled.

Just a few months ago, we told you how corporations were seemingly abandoning Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) rules, amidst claims that "woke capitalism" would lead to negative shareholder returns. Read More

05.20.24- Baal Gates: We Need an Anti-Bovine Flatulence Quackcine
Joseph P. Farrell

On Monday last you’ll recall that I blogged about the insanity rapidly overtaking the western world. On Monday it was the United Kingdumb’s Index of Prohibitted Authors Who Might Provoke Violent Right-Wing Extremism; you know, people like Aldous Huxley, or George Orwell, or J.R.R. Tolkien or William Shakespeare.

Well, now you can add Baal Gates – no surprise there – to the list of those who insist that “the madrigore of verjuice must be talthibianised,”  and who insist on exploring the full range of gas-baggery, according to this story shared by V.T.: Read More

05.18.24- An Urgent Matter
James Howard Kunstler

“If the government can suspend your rights anytime it deems something is a crisis, you don’t have rights. You have permissions.” — “Pismo” on “X”

While our country sleepwalks through the deadly aftermath of the evil Covid-19 operation, the World Health Organization (WHO) puts the final touches on a nice bit of fuckery called its Pandemic Treaty on International Health Regulations (IHR) or “One Health” initiative, a Globalist power grab disguised in the saintly white robes of public health medicine. Read More

05.16.24- The Zionist Death Grip On
The United States Government

Greg Reese

When Netanyahu demanded that the protests against Israel be stopped, the US government complied because our members of Congress have all been bought and paid for with tax dollars given to the American Israeli Political Action Committee, known as AIPAC. AIPAC openly brags about this on their official website, because they don’t have to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which requires agents of foreign principals to register and provide transparency. Read More

05.15.24- A Nanny State Idiocracy: A Tale of Too Many Laws and Too Little Freedom
John & Nisha Whitehead

“Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military.” — Simone Weil, French philosopher

We are caught in a vicious cycle of too many laws, too many cops, and too little freedom. Read More

05.14.24- Monster Mash-up
James Howard Kunstler

“My take is that the US is incredibly unstable right now, and could go in almost any imaginable direction between now and the election, as well as some unimaginable ones.” — John Michael Greer

Did you notice that it took just a little bit of internal chaos to alert the Party of Chaos that maybe chaos wasn’t the greatest thing to be the party of? Something went awry the past two weeks when thousands of creamy coeds on every campus across America donned the keffiyeh and, in effect, demanded submission to history’s most notorious misogynist cult. Read More

05.13.24- University—An Attack on Intelligence
Patrick Lawrence

Not in my lifetime,” I used to think when contemplating America’s decline and fall—a decline and fall I eagerly anticipate as a prelude to remaking our crumbly republic such that it stands for the ideals it professes to uphold but unreservedly ignores. Blind justice, disinterested leaders and institutions, tolerance of others, freedom of thought and speech, a Jeffersonian respect for reason and knowledge: Those who come after me will see the imperium’s collapse and will begin the work of restoration, but not I. Read More

05.11.24- The Broken Magic Trick Behind Dollar Dominance
Peter Reagan

The total debt owed by the United States federal government has reached incredible levels. Today, the total is $34,541,727,970,599.17 – but by the time you read this article, it’ll probably be higher.

I say “probably” because the debt is growing exponentially that by the time you read this, it’s quite possible that another few hundred billion have taken the total over $35 trillion. Read More

05.10.24- The TikTok Ban Is
The Next Patriot Act

Aaron Sobczak

HR 7521, called the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, is a recent development in American politics. TikTok has been in the news for the past few years, after the public became aware of its connections to China. The popular social media mobile app is currently owned by ByteDance Ltd, a Chinese company. China and the United States currently have a rocky relationship, leading to fears that the Chinese government could potentially use this app to spy on American citizens. Several states and counties voted to restrict the usage of the app in some ways, mostly disallowing government employees from using it on government-owned phones. Read More

05.09.24- GMO, Frankenfoods and
Lab Grown Meat, but not In Florida

Joseph P. Farrell

There’s some interesting news out of Florida regarding the most recent version of frankenfoods that “the elite” want all of us to eat while they continue to dine on typical human things. In the “rules for thee but not for me” universe of Baal Gates and der Hochklaus Freiherr von Blohschwab und Bloviation, while we’re all dining at our local scorpion-and-crickets all-you-can-eat-buffet with a big juicy lab-grown rib-and-eye steak-like-product (i.e., a “meat-like product” containing various eyes and rib parts from various failed laboratory experiments), Baal and der Hochklaus will still be dining on wine made from real (non-GMO grapes) and steak and eggs made from real grass-fed cattle and laid by real free-range chickens. Read More

05.08.24- Ignorance, Its Uses and Nurture
Fred Reed

Democracy may not be the silliest idea concocted by man, but for anything larger than a small town, it is crackpot. It consists in the idea that a public, on average knowing almost nothing, can choose leaders in popularity contests among provincial lawyers who know little more and are required to know nothing except how to get elected.

In a democracy, this ignorance is both a protected quality, like motherhood, and a valued resource. By common consent, the ruled do not look too closely at the mentality of elected rulers, and the rulers speak solemnly of the wisdom of the people, who have none. Reporters will ask, “Senator, what are your views on Afghanistan?” but never, “Senator, where is Afghanistan?” or “Can you spell Afghanistan?” Read More

05.07.24- The Village Is Run by Idiots
Dave Haggith

That's why it takes a whole village to raise one child.

The proof that we are run by idiots starts with Jerome Powell from last week. Following Powell’s Post-FOMC presser, believe it or not, we actually find even worse idiots in the news today.

I pointed out Powell’s Mr. Magoo qualities in this past weekend’s Deeper Dive. Read More

05.06.24- MMT and Boiling Frogs
Patrick J. McShay

“Why do we borrow our own currency in the first place?”

Stephanie Kelton posed this question in her new documentary, Finding the Money, and a clip of Jared Berstein’s fumbled response to the question has gone viral on social media. Bernstein is the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers to Biden, and so we would expect that he would have an articulate answer to Kelton’s question, but he did not.

Instead of trying to parse his response or explain why he fumbled, I want to provide an answer: the State borrows to expropriate real resources from the private, productive part of society. Read More

05.04.23- The Enemy Is Among Us?
Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D.

Well friends, the verdict is in! If you are opposed to Israel’s slaughter of something like forty thousand Palestinians, mostly women and children, or the clearly enunciated plans by that nation’s government to ethnically cleanse the rest of historic Palestine, making the developing Eretz or Greater Israel a legally Jewish state, and are prepared to protest or speak up about it, then you are an antisemite Jew-hater and probably even a holocaust denier. Read More

05.03.24- The Teams Are Set for World War III
Toby Rogers

I’ve seen some crazy things over the last few years but this is off-the-charts insane. 

Last week, Michael E. Mann spoke at the EcoHeath Alliance: Green Planet One Health Benefit 2024. Just to recap who each of these players are: Read More

05.02.24- Stranger in a Strange Land
Jim Quinn

“A hard, cold wisdom is required for goodness to accomplish good. Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil.” – Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

I guess I think too much, because I’m terribly discontented with what I see around me. There are millions of virtue signaling liberals in this country who actually believe they are doing good by supporting the invasion of our country by third worlders who don’t share our sense of morality, community, or civic obligation to future generations. They certainly do not display wisdom in this misguided belief these invaders will strengthen the social fabric of our country. Instead they display unmitigated ignorance regarding the fact these Soros imported mutts want to destroy the country we have worked so hard to create. Destruction, chaos, and civil discord is the goal of those unleashing this assault upon our ramparts. Read More

05.01.24- The Intel Agencies of Government Are Fully Weaponized
Sundance

Barack Obama and Eric Holder did not create a weaponized DOJ and FBI; instead, what they did was take the preexisting system and retool it so the weapons only targeted one side of the political continuum.  This point is where many people understandably get confused.

In the era shortly after 9/11, the DC national security apparatus was constructed to preserve continuity of government and simultaneously view all Americans as potential threats.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) were created specifically for this purpose. Read More

03.18.24- Gags and Jibes
James Howard Kunstler

“My law firm is currently in court fighting for free and fair elections in 52 cases across 19 states.” — Marc Elias, DNC Lawfare Ninja, punking voters

Have you noticed how quickly our Ukraine problem went away, vanished, phhhhttttt? At least from the top of US news media websites. The original idea, as cooked-up by departed State Department strategist Victoria Nuland, was to make Ukraine a problem for Russia, but instead we made it a problem for everybody else, especially ourselves in the USA, since it looked like an attempt to kick-start World War Three. Now she is gone, but the plans she laid apparently live on. Read More

03.16.24- The War Between
Knowledge And Stupidity

Bert Olivier

Bernard Stiegler was, until his premature death, probably the most important philosopher of technology of the present. His work on technology has shown us that, far from being exclusively a danger to human existence, it is a pharmakon – a poison as well as a cure – and that, as long as we approach technology as a means to ‘critical intensification,’ it could assist us in promoting the causes of enlightenment and freedom. Read More

03.15.24- The US Economy Looks Good On Paper – Here’s Why It’s Actually
A Disaster In Progress

Brandon Smith

One of my favorite false narratives floating around corporate media platforms has been the argument that the American people “just don’t seem to understand how good the economy really is right now.” If only they would look at the stats, they would realize that we are in the middle of a financial renaissance, right? It must be that people have been brainwashed by negative press from conservative sources… Read More

03.14.24- 'The Covid Experiment'
Jim Quinn

The “covid experiment” was a masterclass in the use of authority to coerce, intimidate, and compel the ignorant masses into conforming to made up rules and regulations regarding lockdowns, masks, social distancing, the use of safe and effective medicines like ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, and ultimately forcing an unsafe, untested, dangerous gene altering toxin to be injected into their bodies.

The totalitarian regime which inflicted this global horror show upon humanity has no hesitation in faking data in order to further their evil agenda, so their statistics showing 81% of Americans received at least one jab seem suspect. Read More

03.13.24- An Aging Puppet
Susan D. Harris

The harm President Biden is doing goes far beyond public policy and geopolitical mistakes. The damage has not only stained the presidency, but has permeated American culture and any other culture that has access to audio and video of him. At this point, we must acknowledge that the Democrat party is responsible for the damage, and the president can no longer be held accountable for his actions. In addition to jeopardizing multiple American interests, the president’s deteriorating health — being allowed to play out as it is on the international stage — reinforces stereotypes and encourages prejudice and discrimination against elderly people everywhere.Read More

03.12.24- The Reaper Comes for Chip Stocks
Greg Guenthner

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the moment…

But it’s important to remember we’re currently experiencing extraordinary market conditions.

Semiconductors have posted a rally for the ages. Mega-cap tech continues to shove the top-heavy averages higher into what is traditionally a weak season for stocks. Even tiny, unknown cryptocurrencies are exploding as Bitcoin tops $70K and pushes to new all-time highs. Read More

03.11.24- In Derivative Meltdown, You Won't Own Anything
Alex Newman

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03.09.24- Weekend Rant: Wokeness Is Destroying America — One Student at a Time
Vitaliy Katsenelson

[The topic I am about to discuss may have political overtones. You may decide to pigeonhole me as a member of a political tribe. Please don’t. I do not belong to a political party. I am registered as an independent and have voted for candidates belonging to three different parties in the last six presidential elections.] 

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” –George Orwell  Read More

03.08.24- Economic Earthquake Ahead? The Cracks Are Spreading Fast
Brandon Smith

One of my favorite false narratives floating around corporate media platforms has been the argument that the American people “just don’t seem to understand how good the economy really is right now.” If only they would look at the stats, they would realize that we are in the middle of a financial renaissance, right? It must be that people have been brainwashed by negative press from conservative sources…  Read More

03.07.24- The Institutional Insanity Complex
Robert Gore

Refuse to pretend.

“Nobody does. The crowd never thinks. People are only comfortable in a pack, and they’re most comfortable in one that’s racing off a cliff.”

Deacon Bainbridge to Daniel Durand, The Golden Pinnacle, Robert Gore, (2013)  Read More

03.06.24- Bitcoin Will Not Kill The US Dollar, The Government Will
Daniel Lacalle

In a recent interview with Seth MeyersPresident Biden mentioned that the United States has the strongest economy in decades. However, the reality shows that the 2023 GDP growth adjusted for the accumulation of public debt was the worst since 1930. The U.S. national debt hit $32 trillion in June 2023 and surpassed $33 trillion in September. The U.S. national debt now stands above $34 trillion and is rising by $1 trillion every hundred days. The trend is exceedingly worrying because the next trillion comes faster every time, and all this is happening in an alleged recovery with strong employment growth and rising earnings. Read More

03.05.24- The Five FUBARs
James Howard Kunstler

“How many of these places where polite society turns out to be provably insane do we have to see before we stop taking their judgment on anything as significant?” — Bret Weinstein

The USA is a runaway train with a dead man in the engineer’s seat. The conductor goes through the cars assuring the passengers that everything is fine. . . never mind the screeching wheels on the curves. . . or the blinding strobe effect of low sunlight passing through the trees out the window at a hundred and forty mph. . . or the bump that made half the stuff in the overhead luggage rack jump out.  Read More

03.04.24- The Ministry of AI Truth
CJ Hopkins

Remember HAL, the homicidal Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic Computer from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well, if you haven’t had the pleasure yet, let me introduce you to Gemini, Google’s “multimodal large language model.” 

Gemini hasn’t killed anyone yet — as far as I know, the liquidation of Gaza is being assisted by an Israeli AI called “the Gospel” — but it is certainly doing a bang-up job of assassinating people’s characters. Read More

03.02.24- Free Speech on Trial
Jeffrey Tucker

In a lifetime of observing policy controversies and court cases, I’ve never witnessed anything as crucial to the future of the idea of freedom itself compared with what will transpire on March 18, 2024.

On that day, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Murthy v. Missouri concerning whether the government can force private companies to censor users on behalf of regime priorities. Read More

03.01.24- The Threat to Currencies from Banking Failures
Alasdair Macleod

This article points out the dangers to the value of credit from a rickety global banking system. This will almost certainly become the primary driver in the gold to credit relationship, replacing the so far relatively benign downwards long-term drift in currency purchasing powers. In other words, it is increasing awareness of systemic risk and debt traps that will drive the relationship, not false theories about interest rate differentials. Read More

02.29.24- Comes Thermidor
James Howard Kunstler

“Democratic Party elites such as those on CNN are not just angry but genuinely confused by the fact that American voters don’t obey them.” — Glenn Greenwald

What’s most amazing about the fiasco that was the French Revolution is that it happened at exactly the same time that the United States successfully organized themselves into an orderly and effective government following the American Revolution. George Washington was elected and sworn-in by April of 1789, with the backing of an exemplary constitution assembled by the best minds in the land. The Bastille fell in July that same year. France then fell into a years’ long orgy of beheading and chaos that went nowhere until 1799 when an artillery officer named Bonaparte put an end to it by sheer force of personality. Read More

02.28.24- How much credit card debt does the average American have?
Laura Leavitt

Credit cards can seem innocent — a piece of plastic that lets you buy stuff online or split the bill at brunch without carrying cash. But they can quickly become a debt trap if you’re not careful. 

Americans now owe a record amount on their credit cards. Total credit card debt reached $1.13 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to the Federal ReserveRead More

02.27.24- Deep Troubles Lurk Beneath the Surface
David Haggith

They are many, and they may not be staying down there past March

One might almost say all the worst economic troubles lie beneath the surface right now but may be frothing the water as soon as March. Stocks, for example, could not look more ecstatic as the indices have roared over the past five trading days to astounding record heights, mostly based on AI euphoria. (Hey, maybe the AI’s are nudging the trading algorithms from behind the scenes to boost the stocks of their own creators in order to give themselves more life blood to increase the creation rate of their own powers. Now, there’s a new conspiracy theory for you!) Read More

02.26.24- There Are No Solutions
Brian Maher

“There are no solutions,” intones economist Thomas Sowell — “there are only trade-offs.”

Preserving Earth is a trade-off to shame all trade-offs…

For the cost of preserving Earth may consign its American inhabitants to a poorhouse. Read More

 

02.24.24- Here’s How Even Smart People Fall for Financial Scams
Birch Gold Group

“I thought that I would never fall for something like this,” financial advice columnist Charlotte Cowles said after handing over a shoebox filled with $50,000 in cash to scammers.

She wrote down the entire story, and it’s a tough read:

The man on the phone knew my home address, my Social Security number, the names of my family members, and that my 2-year-old son was playing in our living room. He told me my home was being watched, my laptop had been hacked, and we were in imminent danger. “I can help you, but only if you cooperate,” he said. His first orders: I could not tell anyone about our conversation, not even my spouse, or talk to the police or a lawyer. Read More

02.23.24- "I Hope Public Is Waking Up": Border Invasion Sparks Migrant Crime Crisis
In Major Cities

Tyler Durden

Elon Musk expressed his hope that the masses are waking up to the migrant invasion facilitated by radicals in the Biden administration.

"I hope the public is waking up to this."  Read More

02.22.24- Migrant Crisis and the States Increasingly Defying the Feds
Doug Casey

International Man: During his presidency, Joe Biden implemented an open border policy with thousands of migrants entering the US daily.

The number of migrants that have entered the US illegally since Biden took office is easily in the millions. The invasion has put immense pressure on frontline states.

Where do you think this trend is headed? Read More

02.21.24- The Year of Cascading Crises
James Rickards

I often write about different crises, but usually one at a time. Whether it’s a market crash, recession, bank failures, etc. I take them on an individual basis.

But what about a cascade of crises? What about a situation in which one crisis comes after another for a prolonged period? Each crisis might be manageable, but the sheer volume of crises and their cumulative effect might push society to the breaking point. Read More

02.20.24- Brandon, Rotting in the (White) House
Janes Howard Kunstler

“We are going to have the most diverse and inclusive civilizational collapse in history” — Oilfield Rando on “X”

Hark! We are informed this Presidents’ Day by The New York Times that a poll out of the University of Houston, led by one prof of poly-sci named (get this name) Brandon Rottinghaus, ranks “Joe Biden” at No. 14, way above average among the forty-six demi-gods elected to run the US government since 1789. It’s a helluva good bit of news for a nation in need of reassurance in these dark days, don’t you agree? They’ve got him sandwiched between John Quincy Adams and Woodrow Wilson, beating out the likes of Andrew Jackson, Grover Cleveland, James Monroe, and Ronald Reagan. Read More

02.19.24- The Democrat Party
is a criminal enterprise!

Ted Noel MD

Ordinarily, there is no honor among thieves, but in the Democrat Party, the practice is omerta. Anything other than absolute silence is cause for extreme measures. Take, for example, the charges leveled against Alexander Smirnov. He is the whistleblower and confidential FBI informant who testified that Hunter and Joe got bribes from Burisma. We have the receipts about Hunter’s no-show “job” on the Board, where he got paid $80k a month for not doing anything. Smirnov said there were $5 million payouts to Joe and Hunter, so Joe would lean on the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor looking into Burisma. So the FBI arrested him when he got back from a foreign trip. Read More

02.17.24- Weekend Rant:
Speed. . . and. . . Action

James Howard Kunstler

“It’s like every other two-minute clip I watch of this Fani Willis interview she admits to committing another felony.” — Senator JD Vance (R-OH)

Have you noticed yet that America has turned into a Coen Brothers movie? Everywhere you look, you see madcap characters disgracing themselves while doing their bit to burn the whole country down. It’s a panoramic extravaganza of everything gone wrong, with slapstick overtones, driving toward an apocalyptic climax — civil war, nuclear war, economic collapse, maybe all three. And all because the people on-screen just can’t stop lying. Read More

02.16.24- Beware of the Philanthropaths
Jim Quinn

I learned a new word today: Philanthropath (noun).

A philanthropath is a psychopath masquerading as a philanthropist.

I think this made up word in the meme below perfectly captures the tyrannical billionaire psychopaths who seem to have gained control of the world using their billions, while portraying themselves as the saviors of humanity. Whenever I see the term Foundation related to one of these psychopaths, I know that Foundation is nothing more than a front to achieve their evil agenda. And if ever their was a poster boy for philanthropaths across the world, it would be Mister depopulation/vaccine pusher/farmer Bill Gates and his Gates Foundation. Read More

02.15.24- The Worst Way to “Save”
Social Security

Peter Reagan

It’s a well-known fact by now that the Social Security Trust Fund is in big trouble.

It’s also a fact that without a reasonable solution by 2034, retirees will face a serious reduction (20-25%) to their monthly Social Security benefit. The last time the trust fund was depleted like this was back in 1982. Read More

02.14.24- Just Wait Until You See What Happens When They Realize What Is Really Happening To The Economy…
Michael Snyder

If stock prices are going to start plunging just because inflation is running a little bit hotter than expected, what is going to happen once the market finally realizes that the entire economy is literally starting to come apart at the seams?  Consumer delinquency rates are spiking, the commercial real estate crisis is rapidly picking up steam, banks from coast to coast are in deep financial trouble, large corporations all over America are conducting mass layoffs, and homelessness has been rising at the fastest pace ever recorded. Read More

02.13.24- The Third Economic Destruction of Germany
Vox Day

The combination of financially backing the EU, supporting NATO’s Russian sanctions, the primitive Green agenda, and the importation of millions of economically net-negative immigrants has finally overwhelmed what was once one of the world’s great economic engines:

One in three German manufacturers is considering moving production to other countries amid economic troubles, double the number recorded in 2022, Bild news outlet reported on Saturday, citing Siegfried Russwurm, the head of the Federation of German Industries (BDI).  Read More

02.12.24- The Regime Has Never Looked So Weak. What Will They Do Next?
William M. Briggs

This is a post written in haste, and I welcome, more than usual, your take on the events of the day, since I surely missed a lot.

So Tucker Carlson had his interview with Vladimir Putin, the latter, whatever else he is or may be, coming across as an intelligent man, a sober man, and man with some grasp of the world and his place, and his peoples’ place, in history. Read More

02.10.24- Moderna Finally Admits mRNA Vaccines Are ‘Highly Toxic to Human Health’
Sean Adl-Tabatabai

The scientists at Moderna have finally admitted what the rest of us have known for years – the mRNA Covid vaccines are “highly toxic to human health”.

“A major challenge now is how to efficiently de-risk potential toxicities associated with mRNA technology,” the scientists warned in a paper, which was published by Nature Reviews Drug Discovery on Jan. 23. Read More

02.09.24- FBI Raids of Safe Deposit Boxes
Doug Casey

International Man: Recently, the FBI raided 700 safe deposit boxes in Beverly Hills.

They opened and searched through the content of every single box, regardless of whether there was any probable cause that individual box owners had committed any crime. Read More

02.08.24- Controlled Instability
Robert Gore

Would-be rulers embrace a moronic oxymoron.

The Houthis stymie 12 percent of the world’s shipping. Israel has bitten off more than it can chew and is desperately trying to maneuver the U.S. into a broader Middle Eastern engagement and years of pointless war. In Europe, farmers and truckers are protesting and blocking roads over climate change measures and other grievances. In the U.S., a governor ignores a Supreme Court decision and receives support from 25 fellow governors. Read More

02.07.24- America Is Undergoing Genocide
Paul Craig Roberts

It is not a conspiracy theory that the 300,000 immigrant-invaders (official count) entering the US unopposed each month are recruits organized by NGOs and not refugees from political persecution. The NGOs that are underwriting the invasion provide maps of the routes along which food and shelter are provided.  Roads and bridges are being constructed to aid the invasion.   

One of the NGOs is the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), of which the current director of the US Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, himself a Jew,  was a board member until December 2020.  According to an article on substack, HIAS has received $100,000,000 from the US government in the past three years. Read More

02.06.24- 100 Million Fire Ants on the March
Elizabeth Nickson

Much journalism these days is filled with fear, a genre made by the paranoid for the paranoid. A friend sent me Victor Davis Hanson’s recent X post about the lawsuits faced by President Trump, the corruption of the judicial system, the desperate straits he is in. Hanson, who I privately think of as Eeyore, is the King of the Genre. Thankfully he is a deeply read man, and necessary, which is why he is King. And his mind is clear. He sees it clear. But he’s wrong. All those lawsuits foundered this week, a mere week later. And wrong are all the other catastrophists. They are so used to those on the top of the pile determining the shape of the things that their view is narrowed to officialdom, to the so-called “mainstream”. Read More

02.05.24- Politicians Need To Stop Pretending the National Debt Is Sustainable
Veronique de Rugy

The reality raises questions about the kind of future we want to leave for the next generation.

Over the years, I've offered many explanations about why the trajectory of the national debt is deeply troubling. At this point, though, my worry isn't rooted in a dogmatic adherence to the principles of a balanced budget. Nor does it come from my desire for a smaller government. Instead, I'm alarmed by politicians' unwillingness to look at the numbers and have a serious discussion about changing course. Read More

02.03.24- 8 Signs That Demonstrate How Truly Bizarre Our Society Is Becoming
Michael Snyder

In “The Wizard of Oz”, at one point Dorothy tells her dog that she has “a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”.  She had been dropped in a strange new world that was crazier than anything she had ever imagined.  Needless to say, many of us feel the exact same way.  We’re not in the America that we grew up in anymore.  Instead, we now live in a country that appears to be a cross between a really bad science fiction movie and a freak show.  Sadly, the pace of change has now reached an exponential rate, and things will get even more insane during the years that are ahead of us. Read More

02.02.24- What Do You Call It When The Number Of Layoffs In The U.S. Goes Up By 136 Percent In Just One Month?
Michael Snyder

Wow, our economic problems really are starting to accelerate at a shocking pace.  I know that I have been writing about layoffs a lot lately, but what is happening to the employment market right now is definitely big news.   Day after day, more large companies are announcing mass layoffs.  Why would all of these large companies be doing this if the outlook for the U.S. economy is promising?  That wouldn’t make any sense at all.  But if these companies are convinced that the U.S. economy is heading into a recession (or worse), it would make perfect sense to slash payrolls at this time. Read More

02.01.24- After careful analysis, biomedical research scientist concludes that virology is a “fraudulent pseudoscience”
Lance D Johnson

A published biomedical research scientist, who spent nearly a decade working in the field of virology, claims that virology has always been a “fraudulent pseudoscience.” In a newly published exposé, biomedical research scientist Simon Lee argues that virology is a “dying field” that has no roots in the scientific method.

“While most people regard virology as a bonafide hard science, it does not follow the scientific method and has its roots firmly in fraudulent pseudoscience,” he wrote. Read More

01.31.24- Trump Vows to Stop Biden Bucks
James Rickards

At a recent New Hampshire campaign rally, Donald Trump reiterated what he’s been saying for months: that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are dangerous and he would never allow one if elected:

Tonight, I am also making another promise to protect Americans from government tyranny. As your president, I will never allow the creation of a central bank digital currency… Read More

01.30.24- Are We On The Verge Of An Apocalyptic War With Iran?
Michael Snyder

U.S. lawmakers are calling for military strikes inside Iran in the aftermath of a horrific terror attack that left three U.S. service members dead and dozens wounded.  So if the U.S. does hit targets inside Iranian territory, how will the Iranians respond?  It is theoretically possible that they could back down, but I doubt it.  All of the airstrikes that we have conducted so far against Iranian-backed terror groups in Iraq and Syria have not caused them to back down.  And the airstrikes that we have hit the Houthis in Yemen with have not caused them to back down either.  The truth is that the U.S. is already at war in the Middle East, and it appears that it could soon take an apocalyptic turn. Read More

01.29.24- Turkish Authorities Arrest 30+ People with Suspected Ties to Israel’s Mossad
Chris Macintosh

NATO MEMBER

Before we get into this, please remember that Turkiye is part of the North Atlantic Terrorist Treaty Organisation (NATO).

Turkiye detains dozens of suspected Mossad agents

What surely must be clear to all but a complete moron at this point is that Turkiye has already decisively moved towards the East, and the only reason they’re still in NATO is to collect the few billion a year in military spending they get from the US. This can’t and won’t last. Read More

01.27.24- Michelle, Ma Belle
James Howard Kunstler

“What a train wreck it is for the democrats! What an unholy mess! It is an unmitigated disaster, the sinking of the Titanic multiplied by that plane crash where the soccer players ate each other.” — Jeff Childers on the Fani Willis case.

As Donald Trump consolidates his election mojo — defying the forces arrayed to destroy him — and more of the country turns against the creepy apparition in the White House purportedly running against him, you hear evermore chatter that a panicked Democratic Party will insert Michelle Obama in a last-minute convention switcheroo next August. Read More

01.26.24- Texas Should Nullify
Supreme Court Decision

Joseph Sansone

When the Roman Empire was in decline, it had difficulty maintaining its borders from the barbarian hordes. True, they weren’t all pillaging, many were migrating to escape other barbarians, but the Romans weren’t able to repel or withstand the influx. The Romans ended up having many of these barbarians serve in the Roman Legions as mercenaries in exchange for citizenship. If it sounds a little familiar, it should, as some in Congress have been floating the idea of exchanging citizenship for military service for illegal aliens. Read More

01.25.24- Trump MUST Win
Brian Maher

Some 33% of Americans distrust elections.

That is, 33% of Americans distrust the granite beneath democracy — the ballot itself.

They believe the thing rests upon limestone foundations. Or worse… sand foundations. Read More

01.24.24- Question Everything
Francis Christian

Going forward, our ability to question everything is going to be like the oxygen that sustains every breath we take. Asking “why,” “when,” “how,” “how come” “what” and “where” will be make or break stuff for our civilization.

As unattractive as it may seem to adults, the training of the child to question everything had better start at home. No school will teach it. Peer pressure will not foster it. And the culture will certainly not support it. It must be taught at home. Read More

01.23.24- The Chaos is Already Blowing up
David Haggith

Wall Street is worried about a major liquidity crisis in banks this March; the ice-dam in housing prices is cracking; AI election interference has begun; and GDP is projected to go negative next qtr.

Today, we have several stories in the news that affirm the major trends I’ve warned to watch out for, particularly those mentioned in yesterday’s popular Deeper Dive, where I made a fair part of the article available to everyone for free. Read More

The Goddess of the WEF
James Howard Kunstler

“What has been the number one theme of the World Economic Forum this year? It’s not climate change, it’s not Ukraine. It is censorship of the internet. They are painting a target directly on @ElonMusk’s forehead and they’re labeling it ‘X'” — Jack Posobeic

Tell me: is there a fairer grandmotherly face than this in all of Western Civ? Does it not seem to radiate eons of aggregate wisdom, maternal kindness, bountiful nurture, caring, and healing, and even a hint of fun in the nursery. . . the rectified essence of Teutonic beauty, fertility, vitality, and virtue. . . the loving smile of the life-giver caressing humanity like a spring zephyr wafting through the piney Schwarzwald on a June morning? Read More

01.19.24- How the Climate Hysteria Is Lowering Your Standard of Living
Doug Casey

International Man: The carbon hysteria extends far beyond oil and gas companies.

One overlooked area is household appliances.

Politicians are implementing increasingly stringent regulations for dishwashers, washing machines, and other appliances. There have even been reports of a desire to phase out gas stoves.

What’s your take on all of this? Read More

01.18.24- Market Mania Breaks Down and War
Breaks out Wider

David Haggith

The market's mania that bet for massive Fed rate cuts this year began to break apart today while hotheaded, maniacal warriors turned up the heat in the Middle East.

Suddenly the rate-cut mania is starting to crash and burn. Stocks dropped today as positive retail data caused investors to say, “Oh, maybe that Fed pivot isn’t coming in March after all!” It was only yesterday that I went on a tirade about how incredibly out of touch the rate-cut fantasies for 2024 are with reality and out of touch with how the Fed works during times of inflation and out of touch with the actual rising rate of inflation that is already back in play as I predicted. Read More

01.17.24- Embracing Realism with an Attitude of Pessimism and a Foreboding Sense
of Fatalism

Doug “Uncola” Lynn

We perceive our civic challenge as some vast, insoluble Rubik’s Cube. Behind each problem lies another problem that must be solved first, and behind that lies yet another, and another, ad infinitum. To fix crime we have to fix the family, but before we do that we have to fix welfare, and that means fixing our budget, and that means fixing our civic spirit, but we can’t do that without fixing moral standards, and that means fixing schools and churches, and that means fixing the inner cities, and that’s impossible unless we fix crime. There’s no fulcrum on which to rest a policy lever. People of all ages sense that something huge will have to sweep across America before the gloom can be lifted – but that’s an awareness we suppress. As a nation, we’re in deep denial. Read More

01.16.24- Defence Secretary Austin's Presumptive Replacement Woke Deep-Stater,
Dr. Kathleen Hicks.

Bob Bishop

Lloyd Austin underwent an invasive surgical procedure called a prostatectomy for his prostate cancer. He was readmitted to the ICU ward of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center seven days later, on January 1st, due to complications caused by a severe infection. It appears he was septic. He concealed his inability to carry out his duties from Biden, Congress, the Pentagon, and his Deputy Secretary, Dr. Kathleen Hicks. On January 4th, finally becoming aware of Austin’s hospitalization, security adviser Jake Sullivan notified Hicks, who was on vacation in Puerto Rico. Read More

 

01.15.24- 5G, COVFEFE & Trump
Todd Callender & Dr. Lee Vliet

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01.13.24- Why Stalin and Hitler Should Never Have Happened
David Stockman

Herewith is a capsulized dissection which attempts to explain why Stalin and Hitler should have never happened. Accordingly, the hot, cold and Forever Wars wars that followed thereafter condemn the case for the American Empire, not make it; and they show that Trump’s America First is a far more appropriate lodestone for national security policy than Imperial Washington’s specious claim that America is the Indispensable Nation. Read More

01.12.24- Poison Spiders at the Center of the Web
James Howard Kunstler

“The same people accusing Trump voters of subverting democracy are the ones who cheated in every election since the 1960s, lied to get us into half a dozen stupid wars, created Covid in a lab, and then covered that up. You are free to tell them to STFU” — Peachy Keenan

You know why the judge let provocateur Ray Epps off the hook for his antics before and during the so-called J-6 “insurrection,” don’t you? Well, yes, it was partly because he was acting at the direction of blob officials, most likely the FBI, but possibly the CIA, Defense Intelligence, or some black-box fed outfit no one ever of (but somehow gets half a billion in funding every year). Read More

01.11.24- 7 WARS are happening right now, and America is behind them all
S.D. Wells

Remember the “War on Terrorism?” What ever happened to that? Supposedly, a couple dozen years back, a bunch of illegal immigrants flew some planes into some tall buildings in New York City, except both buildings, constructed with 200,000 tons of steel, were reduced to rubble, demolition style, not to mention a third building half a mile away, that never even got “hit.” Any intelligent person would have to question the “official” narrative, and highly suspect the whole thing was staged as an “inside job” by the ever-powerful military industrial complex. Read More

01.10.24- The Perpetual War On Free Speech
Donald Jeffries

The Founding Fathers made the Constitution palatable by including a Bill of Rights. Without the First 10 Amendments, the Constitution is just what its early critics, including Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, said it was; a dangerous consolidation of power far less representative of liberty than the Articles of Confederation.

The Founding Fathers made the Constitution palatable by including a Bill of Rights. Without the First 10 Amendments, the Constitution is just what its early critics, including Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, said it was; a dangerous consolidation of power far less representative of liberty than the Articles of Confederation. Read More

01.09.24- American Pravda: Israel and the Holocaust Hoax 
Ron Unz

Last month I explored the historical origins of the State of Israel and the intertwined expulsion of the Palestinian refugees from their ancient homeland. During this discussion, I emphasized the crucial role that the Jewish Holocaust had played in justifying and facilitating those momentous events of three generations ago.

I read or reread more than a dozen books for my long review article, and also glancingly mentioned an additional one, which I’ve now digested as well. My main focus had been on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and The Seventh Million by Tom Segev only slightly touched on that topic. But his descriptive subtitle “The Israelis and the Holocaust” suggested a related subject of inquiry that proved quite fruitful. Read More

01.08.24- An Experiment in Stupidity
Charles Dickens

This article is my first post for 2024, so I thought I’d summarize last year in a single quotation; you all know how much I love quotes. Unlike Claudine Gay, I don’t take credit for them.

Today’s quotation is one that I find decidedly appropriate to the festering situation in America. It’s a summation of the last three years, and it is more than appropriate… by the way – I don’t expect this to end in 2024…

“Stupid is as stupid does…” ~ Forrest Gump Read More

01.06.24- "It's A False, False, False Flag World":
Where Do We Go From Here In 2024, Part 1

Tom Luongo

Where do we go from here
Terror in Rue de St. Denis, murder on the periphery
Someone else in someone else’s pocket
Christ knows I don’t know how to stop it
Poppies at the cenotaph, the cynics can’t afford to laugh
I heard in on the telegraph there’s Uzis on a street corner

— Marillion, White Russian

Last year I finally gave in to the pressure and did a 10 Predictions for 2023 post. I’m not a huge fan of these things, but getting out of your comfort zone is never a bad thing. Read More

01.05.24- Obama’s Weird New Movie… Does He Know Something We Don’t?
Brandon Smith

There has been a lot of buzz lately about a new film released by Netflix and funded by the Obama family titled Leave the World Behind. Spoiler alert: The plot revolves around a catastrophic collapse triggered by a cyber-attack (and mass drone attack) organized by a secret cabal that shuts down the internet and disrupts the global economy. The resulting chaos triggers extreme civil disruption and pushes the U.S. to the brink of civil war within 48 hours. Read More

01.04.24- The Day The Dollar Dies?
J.G.Collins

Debt, reckless foreign policy, and the malicious intent of our adversaries threaten the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Since roughly the last year of World War II, the U.S. dollar has enjoyed what one-time French finance minister Valéry Giscard d’Estaing once called the “exorbitant privilege” of being the world’s reserve currency. It’s had that position since roughly 1944, when it seized the role of the world’s currency hegemon from the British pound sterling. Read More

01.03.24- 2024: Do We Hit the Iceberg or Finally Change Course?
J.B. Shurk

It is difficult for any American who loves this country to watch its political, economic, and military “leaders” destroy it.  Part of the political theater propping up the illusion of electoral choice in this Kabuki dance that the State-controlled press calls “democracy” is the lie that officeholders from different parties are at each other’s throats.  More Americans than ever finally see through this convenient fiction and understand that a single Uniparty acts as a guild of political thespians who are the face of a permanently entrenched national security Deep State that runs the show. Read More

01.02.24- The Year That Expertise Collapsed
Jeffrey Tucker

Getting sick and getting well is part of the human experience at all times in all places. As with other phenomena of human existence, that suggests there is a great deal of embedded knowledge on the topic woven into the fabric of our lives. We aren’t born knowing but we come to know: from our moms and dads, experience of siblings and others, from our own experience, and from medical professionals who deal with the problem daily. Read More

01.01.24- Corruption, Chaos, Conflict - Fourth Turning Erupts in 2024
Jim Quinn

“Americans today are increasingly polarized, as if they constitute two separate nations.” – Strauss & Howe – The Fourth Turning

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine – The American Crisis Read More

 

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