"Populism is not a bug, but is a key feature in any democratic society. It functions as a sort of pressure relief valve for free societies. Indeed, it allows for an adjustment and recalibration of the existing order at the exact point in the cycle when it is needed most. In our current corrupt, unethical and depraved oligarchy, populism is exactly what is needed to restore some balance to society."
A record number of firearms was discovered in carry-on bags in the U.S. in 2016, according to the Transportation Security Administration. In total, 3,391 firearms were found in carry-on bags at TSA checkpoints across the country -- averaging more than nine per day - an amazing 28% rise from 2015 and a shocking 250% increase since President Obama first took office.
The healthcare system has been broken to the point that physicians now have a greater incentive to fire their Medicare patients than to treat them. One Florida-based physician summed up the situation like this: “I have decided to opt-out of Medicare, acknowledging that I can no longer play a game that is rigged against me; one that I can never win because of constantly changing rules, and one where the stakes include fines and even potential jail time.”
General Motors will announce plans to invest at least $1 billion across several U.S. factories, the WSJ reported, a move aimed at underlining GM's "commitment to U.S. manufacturing jobs" following Trump’s criticism of the auto maker’s imports from Mexico. GM will also create over 1,000 new stemming from the investment.
The United States is a demographic time bomb, plain and simple. Over the next 30 years, the U.S. economy will face an unrelenting demographic transition as ~75 million baby boomers exit the highest wage earning years of their life and start to draw down what little retirement savings they've managed to tuck away while wreaking havoc to the public "safety net" ponzi schemes, like Social Security, that will almost certainly be insolvent in a decade.
"I pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live and work together as brothers and sisters - or perish as fools. While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Even for those who want states to provide certain amenities, many modern states are far, far greater in size and scope that what is even necessary to provide those amenities in the first place. Unfortunately, the primary effect of bigness in these states is to enhance the power of the state and limit the ability of citizens to escape the state's taxes and impoverishing regulations.
In a preview of her full speech tomorrow, the Telegraph writes that Theresa May will set out a 12-point plan for Brexit as she vows that the UK will not have “partial” membership of the EU “that leaves us half-in, half-out”.
"Social networks take too long to remove insults before they spiral out of control. There are clear limits to freedom of speech in the real world that aren’t yet applied online and that needs to change. This is about hate posts as well as fake news."
"Al Sharpton had more than 20 years to lead a protest about the injustice of the criminal system put in by the Clintons. Of course, they are Democrats. Can’t do that. OMG, people might find out the truth! Sharpton is brainwashing these people as if Trump is somehow going to make this worse? Where has he been for the past two decades?"
The Raina nightclub attacker, Abdulgadir Masharipov, who killed 39 people in a nightclub attack in Istanbul on New Year's Eve, was captured by Turkish security forces late Monday, according to the local press.
Police and fire rescue crews are on the scene after three people were shot at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. According to Miami-Dade Police, three people sustained gunshot wounds at the park, located at 6011 N.W. 32nd Avenue, in Northwest Miami-Dade, Monday afternoon.
If an individual is “literally” burying cash in their backyard, then the discussion of the loss of purchasing power is appropriate. However, if cash is a “tactical” holding to avoid short-term destruction of capital, then the protection afforded outweighs the loss of purchasing power in the distant future.
"In the event that we are needed, we certainly will form a wall of meat. We'll be shoulder-to-shoulder with our brothers and we'll be toe-to-toe with anyone that is going to break through any police barriers."
An Egyptian court rejected on Monday a government plan to transfer two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in a final ruling that prompted cheers in the courtroom but could deepen tensions with the country's erstwhile financial backer, which several months ago halted petroleum supplies to Egypt.
Just one week after thousands of US troops arrived in Poland to "support NATO's Anti-Russian buildup", 300 U.S. Marines from Camp Lejeune landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, marking the first time since World War II that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there.
While MLK was a peaceful man, he was unquestionably a fierce revolutionary against the prevailing status quo. While his cause and struggle look so obvious now, in his day many segments of American society considered him the enemy, including the U.S. government. For example, we now know that the FBI actually wrote him a letter suggesting he commit suicide.