America Could Teach Africa A Thing Or Two About Corruption
The revelations by Wikileaks confirmed what informed commentators have known for some time, corruption exists throughout public life in the USA but it is the extent of it that has taken many by surprise. It would appear that the once hallowed government agencies are rotten to the core. These departments have been manned by cronies and political appointees dedicated to subverting the Constitution in order to usurp power and bring about the UN mandated fundamental transformation of America.
Doesn’t make a lot of sense. For the money I have paid into social security, I could have funded a pension plan that would give be more than ten times what I will ever receive from social security. It’s nothing but a Ponzi scheme. So many things are funded out of Social Security that were never part of the original intent of the program. Take just enough to fund a real retirement program, and fund the rest of the bloat out of the budget, instead of trying to hide taxes as a “retirement pension.”
Vertical Walking Contraption Is More Proof That We Are All Going To Look Very Silly In The Future
Though it looks exhausting, the “vertical walking contraption” requires 10 percent less energy than walking up stairs. It has a much smaller footprint than escalators and elevators, both in terms of size and also carbon footprint. Still, we have some questions for the Dutch researchers who built this thing: For one, what happens if you get caught behind a slowpoke? A traffic jam?
What’s life like for Mike Rowe without a network television show?
Since “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” is no longer on CNN, Rowe has had his privacy violated by a drone, the former host of “Dirty Jobs” survived the rumors of his own death swirling about the internet, and in the home stretch of an ugly presidential election, he worries more than ever about unemployment, the skills gap, and a widespread loss of meaning in American life.
Yet Rowe himself remains more popular than ever. Days after Rowe read a letter from his mother detailing how she lost her purse at Wal-Mart, the post went hyperviral. It was seen by over 100 million people – “a third of the country!” he exclaims. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” Rowe tells Reason TV, “I’ve talked to people at Facebook who said they’ve never seen anything like it.”
Rowe has also found a way to turn C.R.A.P – that’s Collectables, Rare and Precious – into philanthropy. His auction of a swanky Trump Tower bathrobe, signed by The Donald himself, fetched a cool $16,000 on eBay. The money then trickled down from the alleged billionaire to The Mike Rowe Works Foundation, which funds “work ethic scholarships” that provide out-of-luck workers with valuable skills for the modern economy.
Nick Gillespie caught up with Mike Rowe in Nashville, Tennessee to chat about his affection for the Second Amendment, his adventures in podcasting, the 2016 election, the secret to extracting semen from a prize racehorse, and more.
Written into the law were two programs designed to lessen risks for insurance companies. They both expire at the end of the year so let’s start with the risk corridor program. That program transfers money from ensurers that made a lot of money during Obamacare’s first years to those that lost a lot of money.
But it hasn’t quite worked out the way the Obama administration intended. You see, Republicans in Congress inserted language into a government spending bill restricting how the government could use the money to pay those insurers. And because more insurers lost more money in 2014 than anticipated, they only received a fraction of what they requested and that adds up to a $2.5 billion dollars shortfall.
Now, insurance companies are suing the Obama administration for the rest of the money they say they are owed. And there is some talk about the Justice Department reaching into a little-known pot of money called “The Judgement Fund” to settle with them.
Next up is Obamacare’s reinsurance program. Under this program money from insurance companies collected by the government was supposed to first be repaid to the Treasury and then distributed to insurers. But after experiencing yet another shortfall, the government decided to pay the insurance companies first which means the Obama administration stiffed the Treasury out of $5 billion dollars over 3 years.
“We need to clean this up,” top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills told campaign chairman John Podesta in an email a month before Clinton’s campaign officially launched. She was responding to Obama’s claim that he found out about Clinton’s personal email address at “the same time everybody else learned it through news reports.”
“We watched the passage of Obamacare at 1:38am on the day before Christmas Eve in 2009. We watched the Senate, then the House attempt passing Amnesty in 2014. We know exactly how it passed, and we know exactly why it passed. We don’t need to stand around talking about it…. We’re beyond talking.
We watch the 2009 $900+ billion Stimulus Bill being spent each year, every year, for seven consecutive years. Omnibus, Porkulous, QE1, QE2, Bailouts, Crony-Capitalism. We know exactly how this works, and we know exactly why this ruse is maintained. We don’t need to stand around talking about it…. We’re beyond talking.
Cold Anger absorbs betrayal silently, often prudently.” —Sundance
In other words, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, as long as government officials—elected and unelected alike—are allowed to operate beyond the reach of the Constitution, the courts and the citizenry, the threat to our freedoms remains undiminished.
So the next time you find yourselves despondent over the 2016 presidential candidates, remember that it’s just a puppet show intended to distract you from the silent coup being carried out by America’s shadow government.
Kerri Cameron is a motorcycle stuntwoman from the United Kingdom who rides on Luke Fox’s original “Wall of Death.” What is the Wall of Death? It’s a nearly vertical, circle-shaped track that most riders would consider insane. Before she was a Wall of Death rider, Cameron rode horses for a living. Today, she performs dangerous stunts with grace and keeps an adrenalin-pumping tradition alive.
A slew of vicious, “flash mob”-style attacks at Temple University left at least six students beaten and bloodied over the weekend, along with a cop and a police horse. More than 150 teens, spread out in groups of 20 or 30, descended upon the campus at around 8:30 p.m. Friday — wreaking havoc for nearly two hours before eventually dispersing, according to NBC 10.
Temple spokesman Ray Betzner told the television station that the mob had been playing a “cat-and-mouse game” with officers throughout the night as they assaulted people who were walking around campus.
Yes, the attackers were black, though the story doesn’t mention that little tidbit until the seventh paragraph – and then, only in quoting a victim’s parent’s Facebook post.
City dwellers are at the greatest risk, largely because of:
The tendency of blacks to cluster in cities;
The tendency of cities to forbid private possession of firearms.
However, every Caucasian or Oriental is at risk in some degree. The cancer has metastasized and cannot be contained.
Many of America’s legal and illegal immigrants fled nations that were ruined by corrupt politicians and failed government policies. But once here, they support the same things. Why? Gloria Alvarez, Project Director at the National Civic Movement of Guatemala, explains.
Frankly, you don’t really need a communist style one party system to ensure your political party remains in power. Hell, you don’t even need to make political parties illegal at all. All you need to do is inviabilize your opponents’ candidacies and demonize them and their supporters. You create an environment where having the wrong opinion is a taboo and a social faux pas. You make it so the demonizing is profitable enough so content creators in media can make money by doing it. Also make it so having the wrong opinions can be harmful for one’s career, social life, and essentially ostracize those with such opinions. You label those who push back against that on whatever grounds as evil traitors who should and must not be heard. In the end, you ensure that the alternation of power that should characterize democracy isn’t stopped from the top, but rather from the bottom. Thus, the legitimacy granted by the institutional framework of democracy and the law is not breached and compliance and power can be accepted and maintain so long as you don’t screw up majestically and turn those who have elected you against you.
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Battlefield America: The War On The American People
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Police forces across the United States have been transformed into extensions of the military. Our towns and cities have become battlefields, and we the American people are now the enemy combatants to be spied on, tracked, frisked, and searched. For those who resist, the consequences can be a one-way trip to jail, or even death. Battlefield America: The War on the American People is constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead’s terrifying portrait of a nation at war with itself. In exchange for safe schools and lower crime rates, we have opened the doors to militarized police, zero tolerance policies in schools, and SWAT team raids. The insidious shift was so subtle that most of us had no idea it was happening. This follow-up to Whitehead’s award-winning A Government of Wolves, is a brutal critique of an America on the verge of destroying the very freedoms that define it. Hands up!—the police state has arrived.
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