The Swamp, exposed. Every US voter needs to see this!

A new TV series, “The Swamp” – on Facebook, of all places – purports to document the shady backroom deals that infest politics and politicians in Washington D.C.  The Federalist explains. Every grassroots political activist knows something is deeply wrong in Washington, D.C. No matter how hard we work to send good people to Congress, the majority of them go native upon arrival, forgetting their campaign rhetoric and falling in line with the political establishment. The few who retain their principles often seem sidelined and ineffective. Meanwhile, the legislative process is an unfunny joke: the Republican Congress can’t manage to

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The “Russia! Russia!” court case is getting entertaining

The mainstream media appear to be ignoring this, but if you read the latest developments in the US District Court in Washington D.C., I’d say Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his legal team are trying to fight their way out of a box while the walls are closing in on them . . . and it’s all their fault. First, some background. On February 16, 2018, Special Counsel Robert Mueller obtained a federal indictment of 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian companies for conspiring to wage “information warfare” by “impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the United States

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Censorship – when Big Business decides it wants to be Big Brother too

Daily Timewaster put up this image yesterday: If you were in any doubt whether or not that meme is based on fact, this news confirms it. YouTube Terminates Channel of Firearms Parts Retailer “Brownells’ YouTube channel has been terminated without warning or notice,” Brownells’ Twitter account stated. Brownells’ YouTube channel has been terminated w/out warning or notice. If you’re opposed to the attacks on our communitys 1st & 2nd Amendment rights, please contact GOOGLE : 650-253-0000 OPTION 5 FOR YOUTUBE, MESSAGE YT & GOOGLE: https://t.co/csetulvAck https://t.co/9oLz6TGWZx pic.twitter.com/T85z9Py2l0 — Brownells, Inc. (@BrownellsInc) June 9, 2018 Comments on social media were mostly

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Another toddler injured by excessive police use of force

Regular readers will remember my outrage at the critical injuries inflicted on two-year-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh by a SWAT raid in 2014, and the unbelievably inept, stupid, crass, dictatorial response of the Haversham county sheriff to the incident. Now it’s happened again. LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) – A 2-year-old child was burned by a flash-distraction device when Lakeland Police Department SWAT team members executed a search warrant on a home known for continuous drug activity on Thursday. . . . Officers entered the home and cleared the room, not seeing anyone inside. The small room was cluttered with clothing and

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A dependent society is a dystopian, Orwellian society

That appears to be the core of Aaron Clarey’s argument in an article on his blog.  It’s depressing, to say the least, yet the evidence of it is all around us.  It’s more predominant in many European nations, and in larger US cities, than it is in more rural, self-reliant areas;  yet its impact is undeniable.  I’ve personally witnessed it as a pastor in many inner-city areas of our nation. Here’s what I think is the core of Mr. Clarey’s case.  As I said, it’s depressing:  but I’ve always found the first step towards addressing – and perhaps changing –

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The Tommy Robinson affair: a tangled web of politics, culture, religion, race and law

It seems that many so-called “alt-right” individuals, groups and sources are trying to paint the arrest of Tommy Robinson in England last week as an attack on the right of free speech in formerly Great Britain.  I’m not convinced. The bare facts of the matter are well-known.  Mr. Robinson (who has a not inconsiderable prior arrest and conviction record) last year tried to film, and publicly challenge, Muslim defendants in a rape trial. Tommy Robinson, who appeared under his real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, had arrived at Canterbury Crown Court as evidence was still being given. Claiming to work for the

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Inflation and the “burrito index”

I’ve written often enough about inflation here, most recently last month.  It’s a serious and growing threat, particularly because the government persistently and deliberately understates the actual rate of inflation, so that it doesn’t have to pay out so much in inflation-linked indices.  On that same date, I embedded the video below, in which Ed Butowski explains why he created the Chapwood Index to give a more accurate, more realistic understanding of the real rate of inflation. Now, Charles Hugh Smith (whom we’ve met in these pages before) updates his “Burrito Index” measurement of inflation. Long-time readers may recall the

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Is criminal violence in America’s largest cities being deliberately under-reported?

I’m more and more getting the impression that it is.  It’s not just that police departments are under political pressure to under-report crime, or wrongly classify more serious offenses under less serious codes:  it’s that the news media, nominally independent, are nevertheless deliberately under-reporting the crime situation as well, if not completely ignoring it, in blatant support of an ideological agenda. An excellent example was provided in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend.  The news media were largely silent about an epidemic of mob violence in one of the city’s premier shopping districts, particularly because it apparently involved “youths” of

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Legal signposts on the road to destroying democracy

It’s looking more and more as if there was, indeed, a “Deep State” plot, tightly embroiled with and controlled by the Obama administration (or, at the very least, certain individuals within it), designed to spy on the Trump campaign and, if possible, take it down.  Now that he’s President, that same plot has switched focus to removing him from office at all costs, regardless of the facts (or the lack thereof). Four important articles that I think are worth reading and bookmarking for future reference: Sharyl Attkisson:  “Collusion against Trump” timeline“.  An exhaustive listing, from 2011 to the present, of

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