The collapse of America’s cities into Third World conditions

It’s infuriating to be living in the leading nation in the First World, the largest or second-largest economy in the world (depending on who’s measuring, and how), and the most powerful nation in the world, and yet see Third World levels of filth, infrastructural breakdown and dysfunctional government invade many of our cities. The headlines over the past few years tell a horrifying story to anyone who values the achievements of civilization.  I won’t bother linking to actual reports here;  there are so many that simple Internet searches will find an abundance of them.  Consider these areas of concern: Public

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The money quote on the impeachment resolution

So the Democratic Party has used its majority in Congress to ram through an impeachment investigation resolution that’s seriously deficient in fairness, transparency and integrity.  What else did we expect? Ace of Spades points out: The “impeachment” resolution slated for today gives the Democrats carte blanche to go after Trump, his business dealings, family and allies in almost every area of his past public and personal life. As if to rub salt into an open wound, one of the people, biologically anyway, who sits on the rules committee and crafting the guidelines for impeachment is none other than Alcee Hastings. Alcee-*******-Hastings. For those not

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The contempt of the ruling class for the ruled

If you’ve read the proposed “impeachment inquiry resolution” offered in Congress, you’ll understand just how profound is the contempt of the current majority there for the Constitution and laws of the United States.  They’re using those laws as levers to undermine the Constitution on which they’re based, and they have no problem with treating Congress as a partisan political fulcrum with which to try to lever a legitimately elected President out of office.  They’re not interested in whether it’s right or wrong to do something – only if they can twist words to call it legal.  “Legal” has supplanted “right or wrong” in US

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Elections, incumbents, and democracy

Looks like Congress is the opposite of “democratically elected” when you take this into account. How is 97 percent of Congress able to get re-elected each year even though only 17 percent of the American people believe our representatives are doing a good job? It’s called an incumbent protection system. Taxpayers have a right to know how it works. Recently, our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com mashed up the federal checkbook with the congressional campaign donor database (source: OpenSecrets.org). We found powerful members of Congress soliciting campaign donations from federal contractors based in their districts. We followed the money and found a culture of conflict-of-interest. The confluence

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What’s really going on in Mexico – and threatening the US

Three articles have shed a great deal of light on what’s really happening in Mexico right now.  They’re essential reading, particularly because the mainstream media simply aren’t covering that country in anything like sufficient detail.  To call Mexico a “failed state” is being charitable, as this news report makes clear. The first article is from The Federalist, titled “A Drug Cartel Just Defeated The Mexican Military In Battle“. The battle of Culiacan marks a turning point in the collapse of the Mexican state. There is now no doubt about who is in control of Sinaloa, let alone the rest of

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Democrats are also getting fed up with Congress crying “Wolf!”

A week ago, I noted that politicians on both sides of the aisle had been crying “Wolf!” for so long that the ordinary people of this country were becoming jaded, cynical and downright disgusted by their antics.  That process appears to have been accelerating.  I’m now seeing lifelong Democrats, who’ve been loyal to their party for decades (if not generations in their families), openly saying that the Democratic Party in Congress has gone way too far, and is destroying itself and this country.  I’m even finding such comments in far-left-wing and progressive Web sites – not many of them, to be sure, but they’re there. 

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Why can’t – or won’t – the media get their facts straight?

Yesterday saw yet another example of why the mainstream media are destroying their own credibility over their opposition to President Trump.  In this case, it’s Shepherd Smith of Fox News. In a comprehensive, powerful show open on Thursday’s edition of Shepard Smith Reporting, the Fox News anchor spelled out the potential ramifications of President Donald Trump asking China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. “The president asked Ukraine and China to investigate his political rival on television for all the world to hear,” Smith said. “Fox News knows of no federal investigation of his rival for any violations of any

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Conspiracy? YES. Coup attempt? YES.

I have to take my hat off to the good people at The Federalist and The Last Refuge.  Their investigative journalism over the Ukraine affair has been absolutely first-class, rivaling anything one can imagine from mainstream media outlets in the past.  It’s thanks to them that the conspiracy behind the current brouhaha has been uncovered as far as it has;  and I’ve no doubt that they’ll keep ferreting out more facts to piece together. For a start, the Congressional Research Service is now implicated in the plot, for providing false and misleading interpretations of US law. Compelling new evidence now shows that the purportedly

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I’m surprised his foundation didn’t collapse .

Last week I came across isolated reports of a (very) corrupt official in China.  Here’s an example from Zero Hedge: Chinese police searched the house of Zhang Qi, 57, the former mayor of Danzhou, and found a large amount of cash, as well as 13.5 tons of gold in ingots in a secret basement of his home, according to local media. According to unofficial reports, in addition to the $625 million worth of gold, cash worth 268 billion yuan ($37 billion) was discovered. There’s more at the link. The figures seemed kinda high to me (particularly the cash), but then video reports surfaced. 

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The real reason for the impeachment effort becomes much clearer

Listen to Senator Lindsey Graham comment (yesterday) on foreign influence in the last US Presidential election, and since that time. All the countries mentioned have already been demonstrated to be involved in the Mueller investigation, either as instigators of specific areas or as collaborators.  One does wonder why the Establishment is so desperately afraid of Barr’s investigation of that, and what he might uncover. What’s more, the Senator says we’ll know more “in two weeks” (3m. 30sec. into the video clip).  That’s a pretty specific timetable . . . and tends to explain why the Democrats are pushing so hard

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