Plastic Straws! Seriously?

Posted July 19, 2018 by austrianaddict
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Close Up Of Hand Holding Plastic Straws Polluting Beach

I never use a plastic straw at home. And I rarely use one at a restaurant. But from this moment forward I will always use a straw at a restaurant. Why? It is my way of protesting against the insane hysteria by activists about straws polluting the oceans.

Think about it. Do the straws you use make it to the ocean? No! They end up in the local dump site. These people are just a bunch of busybodies trying to control a part of your life.

Hardcore environmentalists are essentially socialist central planners. They use “shame” to subtly nudge people into adopting actions that are “good for the planet”. It’s similar to politicians using the term “for the children” to try to nudge people into adopting a big government solution to a perceived problem.

The celebrities, in these public service messages, who say they are not going to “suck” anymore, are being used as useful idiots for the advancement of the central planners plans.

Here is a video that rationally looks at the plastic straw “controversy”.

 

Article: Stossel: Plastic Straw Myths, at reason.com. Excerpts from the article:

“The claim that Americans use 500 million plastic straws daily is based on a nine-year-old’s school project.”

“Banning plastic Straws will accomplish probably nothing at all. It might make some people in hollywood feel good. It might make some politicians feel good like they’re doing something. It might sound good at parties but it’s not going to solve any problems.”

“Plastic straws aren’t environmentally friendly. But neither are their paper replacements. Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce. You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact. You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and asking people to pay more. It just doesn’t make a lot of sense.”

“So what they’re trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”

“As the environment has become cleaner. Its become a speciality of the environmental movement to spend your money on feel good policies that make no real difference.”

 

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Must Reads For The Week 7/7/18

Posted July 7, 2018 by austrianaddict
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“20lbs Of Human Waste” – Major Medical Convention Abandons San Francisco Citing Street Safety, at zerohedge.com. Has the increase in homeless camps, crime, drug use in public and human waste on the street reached its tipping point in San Francisco? Will the financial loss of companies taking their conventions to other cities be enough to make the cities progressive left government change course? Don’t bet on it. These central planners will probably continue, or double down, on the same policies that created these problems in the first place.

When The EPA Was Really Corrupt, by Julie Kelly, at amgreatness.com. Scott Pruitt has resigned as director of the EPA because of allegations of corruption. The corruption by EPA director Gina McCarthy during the Obama administration was worse. My point of bringing up the corruption under the previous director is to show that corruption exists under ‘your good guys’ or ‘our bad guys’, or under ‘our good guys’ or ‘your bad guys’. Both D’s and R’s are susceptible to corruption. And there is a greater chance for corruption to occur as the size and power of government increases. Who the lead and supporting actors are doesn’t matter. Corruption exists because of the nature of man.  So constraining “bad” behavior and incentivizing “good” behavior is the best we can hope for. The real question is; who decides what is ‘bad” and “good” behavior? The rule of law should decide these matters. The real problem arises when one EPA director’s corruption is good, and the others is bad, depending on whether you are waving the R or D flag. Corruption by individuals in power, no matter the party, should be dealt with legally not politically. The rule of law breaks down when the law doesn’t apply to everyone. No matter what their political status is at the moment.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Sides With Conservative Professor In Landmark Free-Speech Case, at zerohedge.com. The rule of law is upheld. The fact that the professor was conservative in this case is meaningless. Marquette University violated its contract with this professor which guaranteed him academic freedom.

Imran Awan Gets Sweetheart Plea Deal; DOJ Won’t Prosecute Alleged Spy Ring Cybercrimes, at zerohedge.com. How much evidence does the DOJ need to start the prosecution of an individual? Do individuals in the DOJ look at “who” is being charged, or do they just look at the evidence? Was the DOJ created to protect government insiders? It looks like the job of the DOJ is to protect the power of government from being questioned.

Hey, Democrats, The System Doesn’t Need To Be ‘Fixed’ Every Time You Lose An Election, by David Harsanyi, at thefederalist.com. Excerpt from the article: “If you’re under the impression that the system exists merely to facilitate your partisan agenda, it’s not surprising the you also believe it’s “broken” every time things don’t go your way. This is why so many Democrats argue that we should “fix” the Electoral College when they lose a presidential election and “fix” the filibuster when they run the Senate and not “fix” the Supreme Court when they don’t run the Senate.

Graduating “With Honors” Becomes Meaningless As Colleges Hand Them Out Like Candy, at zerohedge.com. Increasing numbers of students are graduating with honors. If everyone is exceptional, everyone is average. Are college courses being dumbed down?  In this article titled Educational Fraud Continues, by Walter E. Williams, he talks about the educational fraud that exists in high schools. But here is an excerpt about college education: “Some of the greatest fraud occurs at the higher educational levels – colleges and universities. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of white high school graduates in 2016 enrolled in college, and 58% of black high school graduates enrolled in college. Here is my questions to you: If only 37% of white high school graduates test as college-ready, how come colleges are admitting 70% of them? And if roughly 17% of black high school graduates test as college-ready, how come colleges are admitting 58% of them? The bottom line is that colleges are admitting youngsters who have not mastered what used to be considered a ninth-grade level of proficiency in reading, writing and arithmetic. Very often, when they graduate from college, they still can’t master even a 12th-grade level of academic proficiency.”

How The United Kingdom Became A Police State, by Neema Parvini, at mises.org. Is this a look into our future? As mountains of laws and regulations keep increasing, anyone can be found to have broken some rule by the police state. Here is an excerpt from the article: It is clear that with less personal freedom and a bigger and more invasive state comes less personal responsibility and greater lawlessness. It is also clear that as he British state has become more tip-down in orientation than in its common-law past, it has levied increased coercive legislative power against the British people it supposedly serves. The state is now behaving in an openly Orwellian manner with near-explicit contempt for the public.”

Knives Are Too Sharp And Filing Them Down Is Solution To Soaring Violent Crime, Judge Says, at telegraph.co.uk. I thought this was an article from the Onion. This is an article from late May. I haven’t found anything to show this is a set up. Tell me if this judge’s rhetoric doesn’t sound like the same template that is used by the anti-gun left.

The Judge states, “A few of the blades carried by youths are so called ‘Rambo knives’ or samurai swords.”

“…it is very easy for any youth who wants to obtain a knife to take it from the kitchen drawer in his home or in the home of one of his friends.”

“As a result the most common knife a youth will take out is eight to ten inches, long and pointed, from his mother’s cutlery tray.”

He asked: “But why do we need eight-inch or ten-inch kitchen knives with points?”

“Butchers and fish mongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an eight-inch or ten-inch knife? Rarely, if at all.”

“I would urge all those with any role in relation to knives….to consider preventing the sale of long pointed knives, except in rare, defined, circumstances, and replacing such knives with rounded ends.”

“It might even be that the police could organize a program whereby the owners of kitchen knives, which have been properly and lawfully bought for culinary purposes, could be taken somewhere to be modified, with the points being ground down into rounded ends.”

Wow! Sounds like the anti-gun left. The anti-knife left replaced the word gun with knife.

The State of New Jersey Just Signed Its Own Death Warrant, at zerohedge.com. New Jersey has lost tax revenue since it chased away high tax paying citizens after it increased the income tax several years ago. These people have moved to zero or low tax states. So what is their solution to the short fall? Increase taxes again. New York, Illinois and California are experiencing the same problem. People are voting on progressive left policies with their feet.

Watch: Neighbors Protest ICE As It Breaks Up Child Sex Trafficking Ring, by Juliana Knot, at thefederalist.com. The people on the coasts live in a media bubble and have no idea what the middle of the country thinks. These protesters don’t realize how ignorant they sound to the average person. Insiders on the coast think that the middle of the country lives in its own alternative media bubble. But they are mistaken. Why? Because the middle of the country is bombarded with the left spin via news papers, main stream media outlets, TV shows, hollywood and radio news at the top and bottom of every hour. We can’t escape the lefts narrative.

7 Months After Fake Flynn Story “Epic Mistake”, ABC Quietly Lets Brian Ross Go, at zerohedge.com. Brian Ross and all journalists level of credibility is directly related to the truthfulness of their reporting. The consumer of the news decides if a particular journalist is credible. In an unrelated article: Reporter Who Falsely Claimed Annapolis Shooter Wore MAGA Hat Resigns, by Andrew Kerr, at dailycaller.com. I don’t want these guys to “resign” (get asked to leave or else). Please stay and try to get your credibility back.  Here is the money quote from the article: “We need to be more vigilant than ever to be fair and accurate in a climate in which we are scrutinized and criticized,” said Wayne Phaneuf, the executive editor of the newspaper, in a statement.”

Let me translate this for you. “We used to get away with things like this all the time.  But the internet and alternative news sights have allowed critics to have a voice. Back in the good old days when we had our monopoly. This criticism was like a tree falling in the forest with no one there to hear it. It didn’t make a noise. In order to push our partisan agenda, we are going to have to find a more clandestine approach so we don’t get caught.”

OPEC’s Dilemma, by Daniel Lacalle, at mises.org. American Frackers have diminished the power of OPEC.

Visualizing The World’s Watersheds, at zerohedge.com. This is interesting. As Thomas Sowell has said before: “Nature discriminates wholesale.”

 

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July 4th 2018: Independence Day!

Posted July 4, 2018 by austrianaddict
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Statue of Liberty on the background of flag usa, sunrise and fireworks

I reread the fourth chapter in Thomas Sowell’s book, “The Quest for Cosmic Justice”, every 4th of July. It is a must read. The fourth chapter is titled “The Quiet Repeal of the American Revolution”. I wish what he states about the difference between the American Revolution and all other revolutions was understood by all Americans. Here are some excerpts from this chapter.

“The war for American independence was not simply a landmark event in the history of the United States. It was a landmark in the history of the world – and especially a landmark in the history of the evolution of free and democratic societies. It’s international significance was symbolized by France’s donation of the Statue of Liberty to the Unites States on the one hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and by the creation of a facsimile of this state in China, more than a century after that, by protesters vainly seeking to create a free and democratic government in that country”

“The American revolution was in some ways the most far-reaching of all the great revolutions in history. Other revolutions may have had more sweeping rhetoric, or greater extremes of violence and terror, or more categorical claims of change. They may even have had more radical changes of personnel, as in the change from czarist to Communist rulers in Moscow, while replacing one form of autocratic despotism with another and more bloody from.”

“The French Revolution of the succeeding decade used similar rhetoric, and was supported by such prominent figures in the American Revolution as Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine, but nevertheless the French Revolution was grounded on entirely different assumptions and of course took a different path all to characteristic of later revolutions that began with lofty ideals and ended with new and more ruthless despotism.”

  “The American Revolution, however, went further in rejecting a basic conception of man and society that goes back thousands of years, and which is still with us today…people with the most diverse philosophic persuasions have proceeded as if what was needed was to replace false doctrines with true doctrines and false leaders with true leaders – the heathens with the faithful, capitalists with socialists, royalty with republicans, and so on. But, unlike the French revolution and the Bolshevik revolution, for example, the American revolution and its resulting constitution established was not simply a particular system but a process of changing systems, practices, and leaders, together with a method of constraining whoever or whatever was ascendant at any given time…. it gave to the common man a voice, a veto, elbow room, and a refuge from the rampaging presumptions of his “betters”….. it was seen by others in the world at large as a landmark in the general struggle for human freedom. That is why it must be opposed by those with more ambitious visions (even if they do not consciously feel any animosity against constitutional freedoms) because, on issue after issue, those freedoms stand between the morally self-anointed and the realization of dreams which have overwhelming importance to them. Some of these dreams revolve around the quest for cosmic justice, in which constitutional constraints may be seen as technicalities to be finessed. Other dreams may be about personal ambitions that can be fulfilled only in a very different kind of society from that established by the Constitution… Ego and ideals are of course not mutually exclusive but may readily exist in the same individual, who may even mistake the former from the latter.”

America is an idea. It was based on the pretense that the individual was sovereign. Our founders knew that Government power had to be restrained or else it would be used arbitrarily by politicians and bureaucrats who were in position to wield it. Our Government was established to protect the individual and his property from aggression by other individuals. Those ‘other individuals’ mainly included individuals who were in positions to wield Government power against other individuals. The “idea” of America was: the individual is sovereign over State power.

It is amazing how Americans, especially the elite establishment in and out of government, don’t understand this “idea of America”. People from other countries seem to see the truth about America more clearly.

Here is a video of Bono talking about America being an ‘idea’.

 

OUR LIVES, OUR FORTUNES, OUR SACRED HONOR!

Paul Harvey. From last years 4th of July Post.

 

LETS CELEBRATE AMERICA

 

JIMI HENDRIX: NATIONAL ANTHEM AT WOODSTOCK.

In my opinion there has never been a more moving rendition of the national anthem (Number two is Whitney Houston’s version at the Super Bowl). His guitar making the sounds of ‘the rockets red glare’ and ‘the bombs bursting in air’, and his playing a short version of “Taps” near the end are moving to say the least! This version always makes me tear up with pride and joy about the “Idea” of America.

 

RAY CHARLES:  AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL.

This version gets me every time.

 

GOD BLESS AMERICA

God bless the ‘Idea’ that America represents.

 

 

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Must Reads For The Week 6/30/18

Posted June 30, 2018 by austrianaddict
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San Francisco Restaurants Can’t Afford Waiters. So They’re Putting diners To Work, by Emily Badger, at cnbc.com. This is similar to full service gas stations changing to self-service stations back in the day (young people probably don’t remember when all gas stations were full service). The cost of artificially raising the minimum wage above what it would be under normal market conditions has to be paid by someone. Restaurant workers pay the cost by having their hours cut back or by losing their jobs to automation. The owner has to figure out how to absorb the cost that he can’t push onto his customers in higher prices. Ultimately he may go out of business because his business can’t profitable under the new regulations. The consumer pays in the higher prices charged by the restaurant for the food and service. Now the owners are trying to separate the food from the service (like gas stations did).

Are costumers willing to absorb the cost of physically performing the labor that they previously paid the waiter to do? Fast food restaurants have made this work. But the quality and the price of the food has to out weigh the cost of the labor the customer has to perform or else the consumer will go somewhere else. This weighing of the cost is subjective to each individual customer who walks in the door of the restaurant. The next question is; How much are individuals willing to pay for the ‘dining experience’? In the case of this restaurant not enough people valued it more than the price that was being charged. The market ultimately wins. Government intervention never produces what the planners planned.

Military Seizes Control Of Water Supplies As Venezuelan Infrastructure Collapses, at zerohedge.com. Socialist central planning of the economy produces a lower standard of living. Venezuela standard of living has been in a steady decline for years since Government central planners have taken over increasing numbers of decisions that used to be made by individuals in the market. Central planners utopian plans must always obey the reality of economic laws. No one should be surprised by this outcome.

2 Million Americans Quit Food Stamps In Trump’s First Year, by Ivan Pentchoukov, at theepochtimes.com. Improvement in the job market and the economy is the reason for this. Businesses are more productive even when the weight of government is lifted a little bit. Or when businesses don’t believe there is a threat of government intervention for the foreseeable future.

Disability Applications Plunge As The Economy Strengthens, by Nelson Schwartz, at wral.co. This and the food stamp article show incremental movement in the right direction. Lets hope Trumps tariff gambit doesn’t destroy this trend. Although we know there will be economic consequences for his actions. Why? Because economic laws will always win out against government intervention in the market.

Trump’s Trade War Causing Harley-Davidson To Move Some Production Out Of The United States, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Government intervention into the market produces consequences that were not planned by the planners. This is an example of economic laws winning out over government intervention. Economic reality cannot be wished away by government decree.

Dear High School Graduates: The Status Quo “Solutions” Enrich The Few At Your Expense, by Charles Hugh Smith, at oftwominds.com. The cost of college, housing and healthcare are rising because of government intervention. Not direct intervention mind you, but interventions into the financial system. Government tried to make these industries “affordable” by making money easy to borrow. When money (real or printed) pours into any industry, the price (not the cost) of the good or service is driven higher. This rising price is caused because the money supply has been inflated. This allows individuals to borrow in order to purchase these goods or services. It is a debt created bubble. If the money supply had not been inflated, the interest rate would have been higher. Why? Because there would have been fewer dollars for competing borrowers. Simple supply and demand. The higher interest rates would have directed these funds to their most valued use according to the subjective valuations of each individual. But the artificial increased of the money supply brought about artificially low interest rates. This allowed a level of activity to occur in these industries, a level which would have never come about if interest rates were higher. Of course if there was no inflation of the money supply, the interest rates would have increased to a level reflecting the true amount of funds able to be borrowed. And the inflated prices in these industries would have been kept in check because of these higher interest rates.

Excerpt from the article: “The status quo is pressuring you to accept its “solutions”: borrow mega-bucks to attend college, then buy a decaying bungalow or a hastily constructed stucco box for $800,000 in a “desirable” city, pay sky-high income and property taxes on your earnings, and when the stress of all these crushing financial burdens ruins your health, well, we’ve got meds to “help” you – lots of meds at insane price points paid for by insurance – if you have “real” insurance without high deductibles, of course.”

“Student loan debt only makes your life harder, not easier, as the claimed “value” of a college degree is based on the distant past, not the present. The economy is changing fast and the conventional “solutions” no longer match the new realities.”

“The high cost of housing isn’t “solved” by buying in at the top of an unprecedented bubble. Buying into bubbles only makes the problem worse, for all bubbles pop.”

“The “solution” to crushing levels of debt is not to borrow more just to prop up a rotten, corrupt, dysfunctional and self-serving status quo….the young generations are being groomed to be the hosts for the parasitic classes that feed on young taxpayers, student loan debt-serfs, young buyers of bubble prices housing, unaffordable sickcare “insurance” and all the rest of the status quo “solutions”.

If Hillary And Democrats Laundered $84 Million, They Should Face Justice, by Dan Becker, at thefederalist.com. Hillary and Bill have been laundering millions through the Clinton global Initiative for years. So it is not hard to believe that Hillary laundered millions of campaign dollars.

More Than 685 Million Call Records Deleted By The NSA, at chicago.suntimes.com. We have given the State too much power.

The Police State Takes A Giant Step Towards Pre-Crime, at zerohedge.com. Excerpt from the article: “If you think we still have privacy rights or a 4th Amendment, you are living in the past. Technology has moved past our individual rights and technology is now determining what day and time a crime will be committed in your meighborhood and produce a list of suspects that need to be “questioned” prior to a crime being committed.

The Four Dissenting Votes In The Travel Ban Ruling Are A Dangerous Sign, by Kyle Sammin, at thefederalist.com. This case should have never gotten this far. The question was simple. Does the presidency have the power to make this ruling. The judges, up to and including the 4 dissenting Supreme Court justices were trying to be Kreskin like mind readers of the President motive. The order was legal according to the law. But these judges were trying to strike down a lawful order because of political differences with the President. It became a political decision. These Judges are tasked to make legal decisions not political decisions. Making political decisions through the judicial process creates a mess. Just look at the mess created by Roe vs. Wade.

What Is The Religion Of Mass Public Shooters? by John Lott, at thedailycaller.com. Is it politically correct to even ask this question? No but it has to be asked.

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat 4th Ranking House Democrat Joe Crowley In NY Primary, by Ray Downs, at upi.com. The Democrat party is moving towards the ideology of socialism. Let me try this again. The Democrats have always been socialist central planners. They have just always tried to hide what they truly are. They now have more and more people in power who are not afraid to say it.

I’m going to go way out on a limb but here is a prediction in regards to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  She is going to be fast tracked to run for president just like Barack Obama was. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born October 13 1989 which would make her age eligible (35) to run for president in 2024. You can check mark all the boxes with her. She is a female minority. She is intelligent and speaks well in front of audiences. She is young and attractive which means she is photogenic. And she is a big government socialist central planner. I bet she will give one of the prime time speeches at the 2020 Democrat convention. This will be her official introduction to the country. The main stream media will take the baton from there and run with it. The propaganda campaign will be on full display. 18 months after the convention she will start her run for the 2024 presidency. Bernie Sanders will run again in 2020 in an attempt to mainstream “socialism”.  They hope the stigma of the word “socialist” won’t be as bad for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when she runs in 2024. What do you think?

 

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Must Reads For The Week 6/22/18

Posted June 25, 2018 by austrianaddict
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Armed Civilian Kills Gunman, Stops Shooting Spree At Walmart In Washington State, at washingtonpost.com. Another example of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun. The truth is you and I are the “first responders” in every situation. Cops and fireman are second responders.

U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal From U.N. Human Rights Council, at npr.org. Many countries on the U.N. human rights council are the biggest abusers of human rights. Excerpt from the article: “Nikki Haley said, “I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from human rights commitments. On the contrary, we take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.” Can I get an amen?

Left Blames Evergreen’s Bat-Wielding Mobs On Anti-Racisim Professor, at thefederalist.com. Progressive leftists can get away with this kind of behaviour. Here is an0ther example that if you are on the politically correct side you can get away with actions that would land other people in jail. Double standard anyone? Her is another article about the social justice cult on Evergreen campus, Weinstein Warns Congress About ‘Cult’ Of Campus Progressivism, at campusreform.com.

6 Revelations From ‘The Swamp’ Documentary Show Just How Dirty DC Is, at thefederalist.com. ‘The Swamp’ Documentary gives insight on how the DC political game is played. We have to fight back if our country is going to survive as a constitutional republic. Trump is an outsider who is pushing back against the swamp. I love the fact that he is driving progressives in the media and both parties crazy.

50 Media Mistakes In The Trump Era, at sharylatkisson.com. Here is a list of Fake News stories that were used by the progressive left to undermine Trump.

Sharyl Attkisson: The Left Invented Fake News, at zerohedge.com. The left invented the term ‘Fake News’ in an attempt to smear talk radio, Fox news and the internet. Trump flipped the script on them. Now ‘fake news’ means the main stream media. Ultimately it is up to us to figure out what is fake news and what is reality. Don’t trust anything you hear or read. Figure out the truth for yourself.

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down During Report On ‘Tender Age’ Shelters.

“…and the Emmy Award for the worst performance by a lead actress in a drama series, or is it a comedy series, goes to Rachel Maddow.” Fake tears to promote fake outrage in an attempt to make Trump look bad.

“Obama Kept Them In Cages” – The Pedophrasty Of Politicians Exposed, at zerohedge.com. The main stream media is using pictures of children to push their vision of the world. Unfortunately for them these pictures have either been debunked as false or used out of context. Excerpt from the article: “Pedophrasty Definition: Argument involving children to prop up a rationalization and make the opponent look like an asshole, as people are defenseless and suspend all skepticism in front of suffering children:…….Often done with the aid of pictures. Pedophrasty is effective as it provides arguments to strike before the evidence is formed. People are moved into “doing something” Pedophrasts prey on our maternal and paternal instincts.”

Pedophrasty had its most effects on actors, journalists and similar types who are intellectually insecure, deprived of critical judgement, and afraid of being classified as violators of some norm of political correctness.”

“That’s what is dangerous: seeing a photo of a child in distress makes people halt their critical thinking. That’s also why such photos are used. They help build a narrative that doesn’t have to be factual to shock people. But at that point TIME becomes a fiction magazine; it’s whee it leaves journalism behind.”

Watch IG Horowitz Reaction When Asked If Hillary Committed “No Crimes”, at zerohedge.com. This says it all about whether Hillary broke the law. Hillary is a part of the establishment. And as an insider she got protection from her law breaking. Anyone one of us would be in jail if we did what she did.

Comey Hits Back At Hillary: “She Doesn’t Understand What Her Case Was About, at zerohedge.com. Here is what Comey said about Hillary’s understanding about her case. “It was not about her use of a personal email system…..It was about communicating about classified topics on that system when those topics have to be done on a classified system.”

I have tried to get people to understand the point Comey is making here. Hillary could legally have a private email server. But it was illegal to conduct government business, especially classified business, on her private server. The standard for breaking this law is ‘Gross negligence’. Intent was not the standard. Comey never tried to hide the facts of what Hillary did. What he attempted to do was use verbal sleight of hand to change the standard of prosecution for what she did, from gross negligence to intent. It is that simple.

IG Report Confirms Obama Lied About Hillary Email Server, at zerohedge.com. Obama said he learned about Hillary’s email server from the NY Times. But Obama had direct contact with Hillary on her private email account. He used a pseudonym for his username on his government email account. Read this short article. You will be amazed at how corrupt establishment insiders are.

Flynn Evidence May Have Been Tampered With By FBI: GOP Lawmaker, zerohedge.com. Corruption in the FBI! Who would believe that? Government agencies have one objective. To protect government power from being rolled back. Political outsiders must be destroyed by all means available. In this case by the legal system.

McCain Office Involved In IRS Targeting Scandal; Pushed “Financially Ruinous” Audits Of 501(c) Orgs, at zerohedge.com. Progressives in the Republican party are no different from progressives in the Democrat party. They both want Government power to grow, and individual freedom to shrink. The IRS scandal is a perfect example of establishment insiders attempting to torpedo groups of citizens who wanted to roll back the size and scope of government. “Public servants” want to protect what is in the best interest of their little feifdom. They are not interested in what is in the best interest of the “public”. And what is best for the “public” is individual freedom.

Soros Steams That Trump’s Revolution In World Affairs” Is Succeeding, at zerohedge.com. Now for the good news. Soros thinks Trump is dismantling decades of work and money he has spent in building the Globalist world order. Here is an excerpt from the article: “Expressing frustration that “everything that could go wrong has gone wrong”, the Billionaire financier of countless Color Revolutions all across the world told the Washington Post that he was “living in (his) bubble” because he failed to foresee Trump’s meteoric rise. Fearful that Trump “is willing to destroy the world”, as he put it, he vowed to “redouble (his) efforts” in pouring millions of dollars into opposing everything that the President stands for all across the world.”

What Soros doesn’t understand is that it is not Trumps revolution. People all over the world had finally had enough of government intervening in their lives. Brexit was an example of this and Brexit happened before Trump. Obama tried to interfere in the Brexit election but he couldn’t stop the reality that people were seeing. Establishment insiders created the atmosphere that pissed off enough people, which allowed an outsider like Trump to get elected. The “revolution” is not Trumps, although he is doing his best to get rid of the status quo. When Trump leaves office, the people who voted him in office will still be there. And they will be looking for the next outsider to take the machete and continue hacking away at big government.

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Border Separation Is About Politics. “The Children” Are Being Used As Pawns

Posted June 20, 2018 by austrianaddict
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The outrage over “the children” being separated from their families at the border is all about politics. This issue is being used as a weapon. The target of the weapon is Trump. It is that simple. The mid-term elections are coming up and the Democrats need a “Hail  Mary Pass”.

This is not Trumps policy. It is the law of the United States. This same thing was going on when Obama was president.

When reporters and politicians start using terms like “concentration camps” when discussing this, I tune them out. They have no credibility. They are attempting to sway opinion by using emotion. I don’t think this tactic is as effective as it once was.

Shocking Testimony: Civil Rights Attorney Asked Obama To Close Migrant “Baby Jails” in 2015, at zerohedge.com. According to his own words Obama wanted these detention centers. Where was the media outrage? I think we know the answer to that.

Breathtaking Hypocrisy Of The Left On Immigration, at theburningplatform.com. Here are two short videos of Hillary and Obama sounding like Trump. Where was the outrage?

Border Patrol Agent Enlightens CNN Reporter On Reality At The Border.

Four Things The Media Won’t Tell You About The Border Crisis, at thefederalist.com. Excerpt from the article:  “By denouncing Trump’s policy (actually it is a U.S. law) of family separation and demanding that the administration keep families together, the media (along with a large number of lawmakers from both parties) are effectively arguing that families should be released while they await their court hearings or go through the asylum application process. Whether they realize it or not – and no doubt many in the media and the Democratic Party fully realize it – this amounts to a de facto open borders policy….”