“Treason doth never prosper” – British edition

John Harington, a well-known Elizabethan courtier and writer, famously (and cynically) noted: Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason. It’s hard to see what happened yesterday in Britain’s Parliament as anything short of treason, in the sense that it was a deliberate, widespread disregard of the will of the British people, clearly expressed in a referendum, by professional politicians who were (and are) certain that they know better than those who elected them.  In doing so, they abdicated their role as representatives of the people, and – in so many words – arrogated to themselves the

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Avoid Mexico unless you absolutely have no choice but to go there

It looks like Mexico’s cartel wars are flaring up again, even more deadly than before – and its new government isn’t doing much to stop them. Mexico’s drug war appears to be back — and it may be worse this time around than in the bloody years of the government’s 2006-2012 offensive against drug cartels. Back then, the worst of the violence was confined to a few cities. Now it is spread out throughout the country. Once it was not uncommon for gangs to kill adults but leave children unharmed. Now, the killing of children alongside their parents has become all

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Voter fraud? What voter fraud? – THIS voter fraud!

It’s becoming clearer and clearer that massive voter fraud is a real and serious problem in these United States.  Some states are worse than others (cough*California*cough), but all states appear to be affected to at least some extent.  Fortunately, Texas, where I live, appears to be tackling the problem with real energy, as this report demonstrates. There’s more in this written report. There seems to be a pattern of manipulation, too, depending on the party in power.  This problem isn’t just Democrat or Republican – it’s pervasive across our democracy.  Based on what I’ve been reading and researching, it appears that

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Doofus Of The Day #1,050

Today’s award goes to basketball player D. J. Cooper, an American competing in Europe. Cooper had to undergo a doping control to potentially join the Bosnian national team as a naturalized player. The test results on the urine that Cooper provided as his own, revealed that he’s… pregnant. More precisely, the presence of “gHC”, a hormone the placenta produces after impregnation, was detected in the urine sample. FIBA immediately suspended the player for fraud. Cooper’s punishment will keep him out of courts until June 20, 2020. There’s more at the link. It seems Mr. Cooper “borrowed” his girlfriend’s urine for the sample

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It’s time for the NRA leadership to face facts – and resign

The situation at the top of the National Rifle Association gets worse and worse.  After all the shenanigans revealed during the last annual meeting, the organization is effectively being run by a cabal consisting of Wayne LaPierre and his loyalists.  They’re blocking anyone else from investigating the situation as it deserves, and closing ranks to keep their power and position, no matter what. What’s worse is that the LaPierre crew have apparently ignored due process, due diligence and the rule of law.  That last is looking more and more likely to bite them in the posterior, because New York State’s Attorney-General is on the case,

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Corruption in Afghanistan costs US taxpayers – again

The Afghan Air Force has had to acquire be given (at US expense) four used Lockheed Hercules transports – because the planes it was originally given (also at US expense), while more suitable for its needs, were sidelined by rampant corruption within its ranks, and among Afghan politicians. In 2012 Afghanistan announced that it would cancel the contract to buy and use 20 C-27A transports. The official reason was the inability of the Italian maintenance firm to keep the aircraft operational. The unofficial reason was the unwillingness of the Italians to pay as much in bribes as the Afghan officials were demanding. Over half a billion

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Political correctness versus reality – Chicago edition

I see the new mayor of Chicago – now Heronner instead of the traditional Hizonner – is trying to blame outside factors for her city’s culture of crime and death. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot weighed-in over the weekend on her city’s unprecedented gang violence; blaming nearby Indiana for the flow of guns into the region. “Previously we had a law enforcement first and only strategy and it wasn’t working. It’s not working when you talk about neighborhoods where the unemployment rate is 25% or higher. It’s not working when you think about the fact that in many communities, 90% or more of residents are

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Lies, damned lies and politics

I see the old Trojan Horse candidate ploy is still going strong in New York City politics.  It seems a “former” (?) supporter of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be running “against” (?) her as a Democrat in Republican clothing. The launch of a “republican” political challenger in NY-14 to challenge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sherie Murray, follows a very familiar political ploy…. A fake candidate intended to protect AOC in 2020.   In June of 2018 Sherie Murray was an avid AOC supporter. In the last 36 hours you may have seen “republican” candidate Sherie Murray promoted, seemingly out of nowhere, by a variety of media platforms

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Is the Epstein sex crimes case evidence of a rift in the “Deep State”?

I’m sure most of my readers are familiar by now with the prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy.  It reportedly has the potential to be absolutely explosive in its impact.  However, there may be another aspect to it.  Charles Hugh Smith speculates that it may be evidence of, and/or the result of, a conflict between factions within the so-called “Deep State”. I have long held that there is a camp within the Deep State that grasps the end-game of Neocon globalism, and is busy assembling a competing nation-centric strategy. There is tremendous resistance to the abandonment of Neocon globalism,

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I hate being proved right like this, at taxpayer expense

I’ve warned many times about the catastrophic state of many city and state pension funds.  Particularly (but not only) in Democrat-controlled areas, many of them are underfunded, overdrawn, and not in a fit state to pay out the demands that will, according to actuarial calculations, be made upon them.  I’ve predicted several times that efforts will be made to foist their pension debt onto the backs of all US taxpayers, in the form of a federal government bailout of insolvent pension funds.  Back in May, I highlighted an underhanded attempt to use federal funds to bail out multiemployer (read: union) pension funds, and ultimately to write

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