Russiagate Spy Paid $1 Million By Obama Was WaPo Deep Throat
This corruption is not limited to a few "bad apples" but is endemic to those in the progressive movement, er, cult. Like all cults, when pressured, the cultist are willing to go to any length to protect the cult and promote the cult's message. It is time to expose the progressive cult, and to charge those who are behaving criminally. This must be from the very bottom to the very top; no stone must be left unturned. Failing this, the people will be left to deal with this problem on their own, and we don't want heads on pikes, do we?
Putin Calls For A New System Guided By UN Charter... But Is It Possible?
After WWII, American created the entire international system we know today, the UN, the Bretton Woods financial institutions, and the regional institutions. This was created in the shadow of the Cold War, and once the Cold War ended these institutions quickly began failing.
As I have argued for three decades, we needed to begin replacing these institutions immediately after the fall of the Soviet Union. If we had, we might have been able to avoid the myriad problems we have faced since the Middle Eastern crises, the South China Sea crisis, China, Ukraine, Georgia, Russian belligerence, and more. But we did not.
Now would be a good time to address these problems and build the international infrastructure necessary to move the world forward through the 21st century and beyond. Such international institutions need to be based on the Anglospheric worldview in conjunction with the Scandinavian worldview. We can allow in a few others, but they must be of limited voting stature; this would include the German-speaking peoples. A seat at the table would require the nation to have fully implemented and observe the basic fundamentals we know lead to human thriving: free markets, individual liberty, personal responsibility, constitutional republican governance, reformed religions, the right to property, self-defense, free association, and speech. The US Constitution is the second greatest modern document only eclipsed by the Declaration of Independence. It would make a good basis for the new international systems constitution.
The USA should also distribute the Declaration of Independence and make it understood it will stand with any who find themselves oppressed. We will also need to shrink our federal government to perhaps 6-10% of GDP or face the consequences of our Declaration of Independence being used against us. The vast and unConstitutional welfare state should be state-run if the people of a state want those institutions, but there is no valid Constitutional provision that permits the federal government to usurp these powers from the people or the states.
A "Pro-Life Hero"? Trump Becomes First President To Speak At 'March For Life'
Trump is leaving the Democrats the moral swamps and morasses. At a time when the Democrats are becoming known as the party of liars and dilettants, this is a spectacularly good move.
The Millennials and Gen Z are both far more conservative than are the Boomers or Gen X. They have yet to come around to the idea that abortion is a moral evil, but this is mostly because Gen Z is so young. As they age, they will likely follow their generation members towards a more conservative worldview. After all, Millennials have been far more willing to marry and stay married than were the Boomers. And the younger generations are generally more grounded than the Boomers were at the same time in their lives.
The real difference is the Boomers live high because their past generations were frugal, careful, and willing to sacrifice to create and build infrastructure which the Boomers and later generations could use to leverage their wealth and lifestyles. The Boomers are the opposite, choosing to not even maintain the preexisting infrastructure and failing to pay for simple things like their own taxes, pensions, medical care and far more. The result is that the Boomers benefited financially and economically from both prior and later generations and paid far less than they should have paid into the system.
The Me! generation shows the most shocking unalloyed selfishness and greediness of any generation in human history. They have the morality of ally cats and the fiscal responsibility of a grifter with a found wallet stuffed with money.
Boomers need for the Millennials and Gen Z to remain indoctrinated, stupid, and aligned with the deeply corrupt progressive model. If that happens and the Boomers die out before the Millenials, and Gen Z discovers the grift, the Boomers win. If not, the Boomers lose.
Dear Millennials and Gen Z, WAKE THE F#@$ UP!!!!!
Don't stop with the moral grifts, you will also need to look at the financial grifts, and the great grifts like socialism (your new serfdom), environmentalism (see socialism), and climate catastrophism (see socialism x2).
Why The Coronavirus Is A Real Threat To Oil Markets
There is no reason for oil prices to be where they have been for the past many years. The oil bulls have been Jonesing for a price run. They have failed and only triggered minor price bubbles, not a major bubble or a real price run. Optimistically, this will finally put the stake through the heart of the oil bulls.
The real problem is the Federal Reserve Banks' money pumping. This easy money is what is driving the myriad price bubbles we see today, whether oil, metals, or housing. We have been fortunate that the Feds dereliction of duty has only been able to blow bubbles in the commodities markets and not trigger large scale inflation. I lived through the 70s Stagflation, it is not something to repeat. We should not see a repeat of Stagflation or inflation, our population is too old now, and the young people are too debt riven to pursue family formation, housing, and all of the rest, which would allow general inflation or Stagflation to take hold.
The Coronavirus is terrible and dangerous. The dense living in China will continue to spin off these deadly viruses. The CCP's inability to admit a problem until it has become serious is a real problem for world health. All of this will trigger more discussions on decoupling from China (we should), and whether density is the right direction. It is not, the city was a mistake.
The Big (Senate) Sleep: "Please God, Hurl A Lightning Bolt At The Podium..."
The Dems keep sawing on the trunk of the tree of the Democratic Party. Deadpool on how long before the tree topples?! Comments are open.
Will these people leave their Blue voting preferences behind, or will they destroy their new home states?
So Long, California? Goodbye, Texas? Taxpayers Decide Some States Aren’t Worth It
California, New York, Illinois are all dying due to high taxes, and foolish political policies which manufacture the problems they putatively seek to solve.
I have two brothers living in California. One can hardly swing a cat without hitting someone who is planning to leave California due to the abusive tax rates and awful political direction of the state. The real problem is whether those leaving will understand that it is the voters of the state who have created the problem. The politicians were just the messengers of the voters. The only way this will work is if the voters leaving either do not vote in their new homes or if they adopt, at a minimum, the voting predilections of the people of their new home state.
It's you voters, stupid!
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Named 2019 U-Haul Salesman Of The Year
The question - who can destroy their state through mass exodus first? Boy howdy, I would be hard-pressed to bet on either one in this deathmatch, they are that closely matched!
Greta Thunberg: 'Immediately halt all investments in fossil fuel exploration and extraction'
Greta, you have no experience, no knowledge, no understanding of the facts, no understanding of the alternative or the economic analysis necessary to evaluate the alternatives, but you are a climate cultist, so why should anyone listen to you? Plus, you are little more than the bossy 6-year-old harridan who used to annoy the high school kids at the bus stop each morning before school. Please go away now, or I might be forced to trim your sails.
I do like how she shows up at events sponsored by and filled with progressives and socialists and proceeds to yell at them for their climate sins. Good, they deserve to be yelled at by a child for believing nonsense that even children have begun to see through.
Time gave this pompous twit its person of the year cover. I know, Time is still a thing? What about the Hong Kong protesters Time? But then Time has outed itself as a mouthpiece for tyrannical totalitarians, not for those yearning for liberty.
The progressive left has let the cat out of the bag; they are tyrannical totalitarians.
Warren's Joe the Plumber moment
"We are fortunate to have video (below) of a great “Joe the Plumber” moment (as Megan Fox calls it at PJ Media) earlier this week featuring Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail in Grimes, Iowa. The Daily Caller reports on its here and The Hill here
After waiting in line to get his moment with Warren, a voter “vent[ed] frustration that her promise to wipe out student loan debt would not reimburse him for the tuition that he’d already paid,” as The Hill report has it.
I would put it slightly differently. I would say he wondered if Warren understood that her proposal would make him a chump of the first order.
“My daughter is in school,” the man said, as captured in The Hill’s transcription of the exchange. “I saved all my money just to pay my student loans. Can I have my money back?”
“Of course not,” Warren responded.
“So you want to help those who don’t save any money and the ones that do the right thing get screwed?” he responded.
The Hill notes that the man cited his friend who makes more money than he does and, instead of paying off his loans, bought a car and went on expensive vacations.
“I saved my money,” the man said. “He made more than I did. I worked a double shift, worked extra … so you’re laughing at me.”
“No I’m not,” Warren responded.
“Yes that’s exactly what you’re doing,” the man said. “We did the right thing and we get screwed.”
That is a sentiment that is widely applicable to the Democrats’ policy proposals."
It is easy to buy the votes of the profligate, harder to buy the votes of hard-working savers. Democrats understand this and make the most of it. Perhaps the problem is that Congress created this student loan problem and would like to fix it by bandaid so it can be fixed again next year. Perhaps these are not the politicians you are looking to elect!