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Ron Paul: "We Do Not Really Have Democracy" In America, 2016 Is A Distraction

"In this country, we do not really have democracy... I see the Republicans and Democrats and all they do is fight and scream at each other, [but the] policies never change. the personal fighting — is a distraction from the real issue, which is personal liberty and the bankruptcy of this country and the failure of our foreign policy. That’s where the problem is."

Next Banking Scandal Explodes in Spain

The Spanish investment group Blackbird claims that Banco Popular bank is offering customers dirt-cheap loans or refinancing deals, at an interest rate of just 2.5%, as long as they use some of the funds to purchase the bank’s new shares. 

Bernie Sanders' Last Stand: A Preview Of Tonight's Primaries

This evening holds primaries in six states for the Democrats (California, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Mexico), and five states for the Republicans (California, Montana, New Jersey, South Dakota, and New Mexico). Of course, all eyes are on Bernie in California, where despite the media manipulation overnight, polls show it too close to call with Hillary for now.

Trump: Judge Comments Were "Misconstrued"

"It is unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage. I am friends with and employ thousands of people of Mexican and Hispanic descent,"

Hispanic Congressman Tears Into Trump: "You're A Racist, Take Your Border Wall And Shove It Up Your Ass"

"I will not presume to speak on behalf of every American of Mexican descent, for every undocumented worker born in Mexico who is contributing to our country every day or, for that matter, every decent citizen in Mexico. But, I am sure that many of these individuals would agree with me when I say: ‘Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass.’"

What Would Happen If Humans Vanished From The Planet?

"We’re at the zero point of systemic collapse. That’s really the point at which it becomes clear that we are experiencing living through a system’s failure of human industrial civilization... There is nothing we can do to prevent it [collapse]. No matter what we do..."

Thanks Obamacare: Texas Health Insurance Costs Will Soar By 60%

According to the Houston Chronicle which cites federal regulator filings, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas - the state's largest insurer - has asked for rate hikes of nearly 60% for next year in three popular HMO plans. The company, which is the only carrier to offer health coverage in all of Texas' 254 counties, would not specify Wednesday what would happen if does not get the rate increase it says it needs.

Not Just Trump: Immigrants Coming To The US Are Banking On A Catch & Release Program

A looming Trump presidency, as we reported last week, has generated a surge in immigrants trying to cross the southern border of the United States. But, it is not just front-running Trump... Border Patrol agents are becoming frustrated, and the root cause of the frustration is that there is a catch and release program taking place. The time it is taking for agents to round up and process those who turn themselves in asking for asylum (just to release them into the US) is taking away from capturing the immigrants who aren't looking to turn themselves in to anyone - drug traffickers for example.

The New Battle Of Britain

Europeans are vanishing, as the peoples of the Maghreb and Middle East, South Asia and the sub-Sahara come to fill the empty spaces left by aging and dying Europeans whose nations once ruled them. Absent the restoration of border controls across Europe, and warships on permanent station in the Med, can the inexorable invasion be stopped? Or is “The Camp of the Saints” the future of Europe? An open question. But if the West is to survive as the unique civilization it has been, its nations must reassume control of their destinies and control of their borders. Britain ought not to go gentle into that good night the EU has prepared for her. And a great leap to freedom can be taken June 23.

"This Is Not The America My Parents Immigrated To In 1957"

"'Hoffnung', the German word for ‘hope’, is my dad’s favorite word because it has carried him through many tribulations. Hope sustained him when the Nazis ripped him from his home. Hope lifted his spirits as a prisoner of war. Hope kept him alive when the Russians released him to the British, and he worked in a coal mine under terrible conditions near Scotland for a few years to pay off his “debt”. Hope is what brought him and his family to America for a better life. I just wonder if he would have left Austria if he knew that 57 years later his very own son would have no hope whatsoever for the America he was about to call home. So sorry, that’s just the way I feel right now, and for the past six months or so. Hoffnung ist tot."

Looming Trump Presidency Drives Renewed Surge Of Immigrants Across The Southern Border

As a Trump presidency becomes more and more of a possibility, immigrants believe that if there ever was a time to try and get across the border to the United States, that time is now - before Trump has a chance to act on his words. Trump "says he wants to build a wall. They want to get over before he builds it,” said Mario Saucedo Mendoza, who works at the Senda de Vida migrant shelter in Reynosa, the Mexican city across the border from McAllen. “He’s said these things, and people are trying to get in front of him, they are trying to cross now...The campaign trail talk is going to encourage people from here to November."

Hedge Fund Billionaire Slams Democracy, Says The "Tyranny Of The Majority Is An Unhealthy Development"

In his latest letter to investors, OakTree Capital's Howard Marks goes political (slamming Trump's tariffs and Bernie's minimum wage machinations), shedding some blinding light on the economic reality of America, the dismal failure (and increasing impotence) of central bankers, and the ongoing "tryanny of the majority" warning that if everyone wants to tax-the-rich, soon there will be no rich to tax. As he concludes, short-term fixes simply cannot create wealth out of thin air (see Venezuela), as Churchill once said "for a nation to try to tax [or stimulate or devalue] itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."