I think he hit the nail here
[SenseOfEvents] Because we live now in a victimhood culture ("Help! Help! I'm being oppressed!"), it is a matter of honor and social standing to be identified as a victim of something, somehow. It is simply an essential part of what it means to be woke.
So let's take a look at the recent children's marches against climate change. Notice anything?
These protests are extremely pale. I mean, they make NASCAR look like a melting pot! And some people are noticing:
...There is a reason for this. For white progressives, climate change is a unique issue in which racial guilt plays little to no role. Other issues such as police brutality, income inequality, and even women’s rights and access to abortion are steeped in what they perceive as the racist foundation of our country. On these issues, white protesters in the post-Occupy age feel they bear no small amount of collective guilt. But on climate change, for once, they can be the victim, not just the ally.
For the Aztecs, the sun god Huitzilopochtli was waging a constant war against darkness, and if the darkness won, the world would end. To keep the sun moving across the sky and preserve their planet, the Aztecs had to feed Huitzilopochtli with human hearts and blood.
So idjits have always been trying to avert world's end, spreading misery for no reason. The inability to allow that just maybe the fate of the earth or humanity is not theirs to engineer, comes from a disbelief in a creator. Insistent and fiercely compulsive atheist academics are to blame for that.
[Renew America] Yes he does. The Federal Reserve System is collapsing due to the inherent instability of a monetary system, not based on gold & silver, but on the Fed's "right" to create "money" out of thin air  which it then lends to the US Treasury (and is added to the national debt), in order to fund the federal government's massive, grotesquely unconstitutional, and out of control spending.
This process of allowing the Fed to create "money" out of thin air with nothing behind it has been going on since 1933, when the promise (set forth in §16 of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913) to redeem Federal Reserve Notes in gold was revoked as to domestic holders; and culminated during 1971, when redemption of the Notes in gold to international holders was also suspended.
Once the statutory promise to back Federal Reserve Notes with gold was rescinded, the sky was the limit on how much fiat "money" the Fed could create, lend to the US Treasury (and be added to the national debt), in order to fund still more massive, grotesquely unconstitutional, and out of control spending by the federal government.
Now we have reached the point where the federal deficits are so huge and increasing at such a furious pace that our entire fiat "money" financial system is coming apart.
So what are we going to do about it? Does Trump want to get rid of the Fed so we can return to the constitutional money system described in Point 2 below?
Trump may say that he wants to return to the gold standard; but the USMCA "Trade Agreement" he signed doesn't do that. The Globalists' Plan, which is advanced by USMCA, is to ratchet up the fiat "money" system created by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, from a national to a global level with a central bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing and enforcing an international monetary system. And as Edwin Vieira, Ph.D., J.D., warned 8 years ago [here]:
The Fed was intended to end the cycle of 19th Century crashes. Instead its presided over 2 depressions (covering the last one with fancy accounting and reporting tricks). A good portion of that collapse was due to the government not enforcing the rules and regulations already on the books. It was further exasperated by government interference into the housing market by making banks and lending institutions put out bad mortgage paper to unqualified individuals, all in the name of 'social justice' not hard (30s learned) financial standards.
Now Alexander Hamilton was around long before Karl Marx. In the last collapse, we should have rechartered his Bank of the United States and absorbed all the failed banks and institutions instead of having a fire sale of their assets and have the taxpayers taking on their debts.
If the government only did what it's Constituted to do taxes would be a pittance and could be extracted equally from all (flat tax). An excellent side effect of that is it would attract a better, more honest type to public service.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/06/2019 13:15 Comments ||
Kennedy tried bypassing the Fed. He authorized the printing of United States Notes instead of Federal Reserve Notes. You can find them at bill collectors. He was assassinated shortly thereafter.
Posted by: Herb McCoy ||
10/06/2019 15:11 Comments ||
[Jpost] The elephant in the room cannot be ignored: Someone in Iraq’s government told a section of the security forces to use live-fire to kill protesters.
A variety of videos coming out of Baghdad show security forces shooting at protesters. Over 24 hours, as Friday turned to Saturday, the reports of snipers gunning down activists had grown.
The elephant in the room cannot be ignored: someone in Iraq’s government told a section of the security forces to use live fire to kill protesters. It wasn’t a mistake, it wasn’t because police were outnumbered, and it wasn’t isolated incidents.
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...Although one can't rule out Iranian provocations, Occam's razor tells us that at the bottom line, this is how things work over there. A decade or so of semi-democratic reforms ain't gonna change the mentality.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
10/06/2019 10:19 Comments ||
[Renew America] Which brings us to the crucial matter at hand...
All this comes to the forefront in the battle to reclaim our country from the "fundamental transformation" masterfully engineered ‐ with disturbing success ‐ by Barack Obama and his administration during the past eight years. That battle to correct now-deeply entrenched error will not be won quickly or easily, despite hopeful signs that America is now headed in a much better direction than it was under the "Obama/Clinton/media axis," the popular repudiation of which we have, thankfully, just witnessed.
After all the grassroots activism by so many patriotic Americans (led by stalwart, if imperfect, voices of reason) to spare our country from unthinkable disintegration and calamity in recent years, it's vital that each of us make sure we are doing the single most important thing needed for our nation to survive in liberty: praying as Christ prayed.
It's not enough to rely on political action alone in so important a cause, vital as such action may be. It's also not enough to rely on the exemplary, skilled efforts of standout patriots among us. Nor is it enough to depend on the prayers or religious efforts of others. If our country is to survive, God requires our own individual faithfulness ‐ as shown by our righteous life, the sincerity of our supplications for deliverance, our commitment to overcome ‐ through Him ‐ our lapses and weaknesses, and above all, our submission to His will, no matter the outcome, as we seek to supplant evil with good, as He defines such things scripturally.
As America's future still hangs in the balance right now, we need to humbly pray to God with all our might for His deliverance, while we do all within our power to conform our life to His scriptural pattern of righteousness and faith.
Our most important duty as citizens of this divinely-endowed nation is to live in harmony with God's will, not our own. Prayer is the way we tell God we are ready for His "will to be done, in earth as it is in heaven."
Prayer is a great equalizer... nay, even an advantage in a conflict. For when God is for us, who can be against us ? By prayer and approaching God we gain not only an understanding of the disposition of forces from the view on high, but we seek God's help ! God, who 'is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.'
'For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.'
I believe in this sinful age, when a man or woman forgetting the conceit of their education and pride, shall kneel in private and beseech God - the King of Heaven shall move the trajectories of planets in reply. Changing the hearts and minds of petty kings and princes is nothing. God probably gets some of Screwtape's cousins to deal with riff raff like that.
I believe the way to solve any intractable problem lies in humbly approaching God. It is a confession of incompetence and a statement that we now turn to the One we know is able to do all things. Like errant children to a father, acknowledging our frailty and His dominion. The effort alone means a lot to Him even if you don't take a lot of words.
'They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.'
Self help and using our brain for obvious things is good and encouraged even by God, but an old man with a stick and no plan can bring an empire to its knees if God is on his side. He doesn't even need to have read Sun Tzu or Clausewitz.
[Reuters] "I don’t believe that they’re drawing back at all," Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, commander of the U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet, said in an interview.
The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and Germany have publicly blamed the attack on Iran, which denies involvement in the strike on the world’s biggest crude oil-processing facility. The Iran-aligned Houthi militant group in Yemen has claimed responsibility.
Malloy did not comment on any U.S. intelligence guiding his assessment. But he acknowledged that he monitored Iranian activities closely, when asked if he had seen any concerning movements of Iranian missiles in recent weeks.
Malloy said he regularly tracks Iranian cruise and ballistic missile movements ‐ "whether they’re moving to storage, away from storage." He also monitors whether Iran’s minelaying capabilities head to distribution sites or away from them.
"I get a briefing of movements on a daily basis and then assessments as to what that could mean," he said.
Relations between the United States and Iran have deteriorated sharply since President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord last year and reimposed sanctions on its oil exports.
Posted by: Besoeker ||
10/06/2019 04:24 ||
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[AlAhram] Reviewing the latest developments in the ongoing fight against terrorism in Sinai.
Eight soldiers were killed in an attack targeting the Tufaha security checkpoint near the North Sinai town of Bir al-Abd, 80km west of Arish, on Friday. The incident occurred three months after the last attack in Arish vicinity. Eyewitnesses at the scene contacted by al-Ahram Weekly reported that the bully boyz kidnapped civilians and slaughtered them Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (IS) style, a clear attempt to spread fear and show the organization is still active despite the success of counter-terrorist operations in Sinai.
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.