Guilt, Identity and Blame

"Meaning is eradicated and replaced by moving signposts. A world in flux with no fixed moral or any other sort of compass. When a society abolishes truth from its vocabulary, it removes any sense of direction or intrinsic purpose from the lives of those of whom it is composed."

Officials Are Using the Word “Disaster” to Describe the Widespread Crop Failures Happening all over America

There was sadness and dismay in eastern Idaho’s potato community this weekend as the 2019 harvest wound down and growers began tallying up their losses from October’s disastrous freeze while pondering what to do with the tons of unusable tubers it left behind. This season’s harvest will be marked by tons of decaying potatoes for which there is no home.

Boris the Betrayer?

No doubt, we can look forward to continued mass immigration, the continued flogging off our national assets, the continued forced diversification of our society and deconstruction of our way of life, the decimation of our countryside as our global population soars.

US Mass Media-Government Ties Remain Strong on Russia-Bashing

Someone can independently have a pro-American and pro-Russian stance, without coordinating his/her views with a government. This observation doesn’t omit the possibility of such a person periodically interacting with government or government-connected people (American, Russian or other) – a point that concerns Butina.

Ron Paul: Is the ‘Mother of all Bubbles’ About to Pop?

US consumer debt — which includes credit cards, student loans, auto loans, and mortgages — now totals over 14 trillion dollars. This massive government and private debts put tremendous pressure on the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low or even to “experiment” with negative rates. But, the Fed can only keep interest rates, which are the price of money, artificially low for so long without serious economic consequences.

Surveillance Capitalism and Social Media Surveillance in America

Freedom House warns that mass social media surveillance is growing. "Governments around the world are increasingly using social media to manipulate elections and monitor their citizens, tilting the technology toward digital authoritarianism." “Many governments are finding that on social media, propaganda works better than censorship,” said Mike Abramowitz, president of Freedom House. “Authoritarians and populists around the globe are exploiting both human nature and computer algorithms to conquer the ballot box, running roughshod over rules designed to ensure free and fair elections.” "Governments from across the democratic spectrum are indiscriminately monitoring citizens’ online behavior to identify perceived threats—and in some cases to…

Bill Blain: When There Is Too Much Cash around the Market Can Remain Irrational for Longer…

One of the key factors driving stocks higher in the wake of a trade “accommodation” rather than a peace treaty is momentum – markets want to go higher, anticipating growth. But the market is equally driven by the volume of cash ready to be thrown at it.  There is no shortage of ready liquidity - in this sense of too much easy money chasing too few assets, rather than liquidity: “who wants to buy this” conundrum.

Kamala Harris Introduces Legislation for Ten-Hour School Days

Of course, Kamala’s proposal comes under the guide of concern for working parents, but it sure is convenient that it would also give public schools even more influence in the lives of millions of American children by giving them more time with teachers, in the liberal education system, than in their homes with their parents.

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