Afghanistan

A Mainstream Dose Of Reality On Iraq

Ever since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, we have been hit with a multiplicity of bromides, myths, falsehoods, and deceptions by U.S. officials and the mainstream media.

Ron Paul Warns The Big Military Spending Boost Threatens Our Economy And Security

"On Friday the House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018..Unfortunately President Trump seems to be incapable of understanding that it is US intervention and occupation of foreign countries that creates instability and feeds terrorism."

Navigating Through The Storms: "I'm Losing My Sense Of Outrage"

"My frustration and disillusionment with a world gone mad has begun to affect my mental state. I’m losing my sense of outrage which has driven me to write for the last nine years. It isn’t worth the expended energy when it will change nothing. I’m resigned to the inevitability of economic collapse. It’s just a matter of when."

Unite and Rule: EU As NATO's Auxiliary Economic Alliance

"The fabled divide-and-rule policy that has been deployed by imperialist powers to weaken resistance is a historically proven fact; but, neocolonial powers also use unite-and-rule strategy to create friendly alliances and to institute a centralized command and control structure in order to buttress the global neocolonial world order."

CBO Scores Trump Budget Shrinking US Deficit By Half By 2027

There's good news.. and bad news. CBO has just released its 'score' of President Trump's proposed budget, noting that the plan would shrink the deficit by a half from their baseline by 2017 (good news). However, even accepting Trump's dynamic scoring and 5% growth expectations, CBO is unable to balance the budget and Yellen's recent "US debt is unsustainable" warning seems ever more prescient.

A Month Of Multiculturalism In Germany: June 2017

"I would strongly urge for the age limit for surveillance to be lowered throughout Germany. Minors have already committed serious acts of violence. Normally, the domestic intelligence agency in Bavaria would not place children under surveillance. But if there is concrete evidence that a 12-year-old is with an Islamist group, we have to be able to monitor them, too."

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We have the right to secede and I think that if the people of New Hampshire stood up and said Jilletta, you’re our governor we are done and we have whatever percentage of people saying we want you to send this up and we want you to vote for this, then I would support the will of the people of New Hampshire.

Frontrunning: July 11

  • Trump Looks to Wall Street for Fed Bank Regulator (WSJ)
  • Rates play prods dollar to four-month high versus yen, kiwi dollar falls (Reuters)
  • Kaspersky Lab Has Been Working With Russian Intelligence (BBG)
  • Buffett’s Berkshire Moves Away From Stock Picking (WSJ)
  • OPEC's Barkindo says all producers should help balance market (Reuters)

Sweden Wins Award For 'Best Country To Be A Migrant'

The U.S. News & World Report has decided to rank 80 countries around the globe based on their appeal to migrants.  To summarize the results, the countries with the best economies and highest entitlement spending per capita allow their migrants the greatest opportunity to export domestic wealth and are therefore the 'winners.'