Sounds like a war to me

The likely winner of Mexico’s imminent presidential elections appears to have declared war on US sovereignty. Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech Tuesday declaring it a “human right” for all North Americans. “And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.” He then declared it as “a human right we

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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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It sounds like President Trump brought the smackdown to Republicans in Congress

At least, that’s what DC Whispers reports. “You really want to try and win your election in November without me? I don’t think so.” UPDATE: “I’m following the law as it’s written. If you don’t like the law then Congress needs to change it. It’s simple. Simple. I’m with you but if you don’t like it you need to do something about it…It looks bad. Sure. Really bad. If you want to change that then change the law. DO SOMETHING. You people (Congress) have to change it. That’s how it has to be done.” . . . UPDATE #3: “Why

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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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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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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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Income, jobs, automation, and our future

I’ve written several times in the past about jobs, the impact of automation, the economy, and our future.  It’s not a very comfortable subject, but it’s becoming more and more critical for everyone in this country to be aware of what’s going on and plan accordingly. Two recent articles drive home this point.  They’re long, and therefore likely to be overlooked by many who want a quick fix of information without having to work at it, but they repay our attention.  I’ll quote from both at some length.  Even if you don’t read both articles in full (which I hope

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“How Democracies End: A Bureaucratic Whimper”

That’s the title of an article by Victor Davis Hanson.  It’s powerful stuff, and well worth reading in full.  Here’s an excerpt. We are all worried, on occasion, by nationalist and anti-democratic movements abroad in former democratic countries. We all sometimes wish Donald Trump would ignore personal spats and curb his tweeting and thus let his considerable accomplishments speak for themselves. But that said, the current and chief threats to Western constitutional government are not originating from loud right-wing populists in Eastern Europe, or from Trump wailing like Ajax about the rigged deep state. Rather, the threat to our civil

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The US national debt and its inevitable consequences

Following the report earlier this week about a proposal to increase Illinois’ property tax to pay for that state’s hundred-billion-dollar-plus shortfall in pension funding, Simon Black warns that the situation across the nation as a whole is just as bad. On October 22, 1981, the national debt in the United States crossed the $1 trillion threshold for the first time in history. It took nearly two centuries to reach that unfortunate milestone. . . . Today, the national debt stands at more than $21 trillion– a milestone hit roughly two months ago. This means that the government added $20 trillion

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