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  • America: Land of the docile sheeple Exclusive: Richard Kirk proffers 2 reasons people have so freely given up basic rights

    04/30/2020 8:11:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 4/29/2020 | Richard Kirk
    As the weeks have worn on, however, the incessant drumbeat of commercials, public service announcements and local news hairdos declaring that "we are all in this together" and imploring everyone to "stay inside" have become insufferable. Often these directives are conjoined with salutes to the "heroes" in masks who are credited with saving our secluded backsides from a dreaded plague. (Yes, health professionals almost exclusively in the New York City area have done heroic work, but hospitals around the country have been laying off employees and suffering huge financial losses due to a shortage of patients.) Another flood of commercials...
  • US Economy Collapse: What Would Happen?

    04/02/2020 2:36:33 AM PDT · by DEPcom · 39 replies
    The Balance ^ | 3-13-2020 | Kimberly Amadeo
    If the U.S. economy were to collapse, it would happen quickly. No one would predict it. The surprise factor is, itself, one of the causes of a collapse. The signs of imminent failure are difficult for most people to see.
  • Biden: Lack of Trust in Trump Is Causing Market ‘Collapse’ – Trump Has ‘No Competence’ on Handling Coronavirus

    03/10/2020 6:05:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/09/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    During an interview aired on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden stated President Trump has “no competence” on handling the coronavirus and that the market is falling because people don’t trust what the president says. Biden stated, “[T]his gets down to competence and capability. And the — unfortunately, the president has very — no competence in how to handle this crisis. Not that there’s any clear answer that you’re just going to make this all go away, but the idea that he shows up at the CDC and says that...
  • Dozens trapped after hotel used for Coronavirus quarantine collapses in China

    03/07/2020 12:23:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | 03/07/2020
    About 30 people remained trapped early on Sunday after a five-storey hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou, state media said. About four hours after the collapse, the Quanzhou municipality said 38 of the 70 or so people who had been in the Quanzhou Xinjia Hotel had been rescued. A video stream posted by the government-backed Beijing News site showed rescue workers in orange overalls clambering over rubble and twisted steelwork carrying people towards ambulances. The hotel collapsed at about 7:30 p.m. (1130 GMT) on Saturday evening. “I was at a gas...
  • Is the Economy Really Booming?

    02/25/2020 9:05:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Return to Order ^ | February 2020 | John Horvat II
    The economic indicators all show the economy is booming. Unemployment is at record lows. The stock market is seeing record highs. Wages are up, and taxes are down. Stifling regulations are being lifted. Everything seems to be working just fine. There is much truth in this perception of a boom. Part of this can be attributed to less government interference and taxation. Unnecessary government regulation and spending always hurt the economy. When markets are freer, profits tend to come galloping back. And much has galloped back. However, beneath the surface, major problems threaten the boom. These problems have long plagued...
  • New Orleans inspectors who OK'd parts of Hard Rock Hotel weren't properly certified: records

    02/18/2020 8:59:25 PM PST · by texas booster · 43 replies
    The New orleans Times Picayune ^ | Feb 18, 2020 | JOHN SIMERMAN AND DAVID HAMMER
    Some of the New Orleans city building inspectors who signed off at key points of the construction of the Hard Rock Hotel before it pancaked and collapsed on Oct. 12, killing three laborers, do not appear to have been properly certified for the work, records show. One inspector, Bryan Cowart, appears to be certified only for residential inspections. Inspector Julie Tweeter, whose whereabouts during inspections she claimed to have completed at the Hard Rock on several days last year are now under investigation, did not receive her commercial building inspector’s license until July 2018. By then, she’d signed off on...
  • The 2020s Will Be the Decade of Deficit Doomsday

    01/20/2020 10:20:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Reason ^ | January 10, 2020 | Eric Boehm
    The decade that just ended saw a period of uninterrupted economic growth. In the decade to come, we'll pay for squandering it. Since the so-called Great Recession officially ended in the third quarter of 2009, the United States has enjoyed 42 consecutive quarters of solid if unspectacular economic growth. That's the longest run of uninterrupted growth since government economists began tracking the business cycle in the 1850s, far outpacing the average economic expansion of 18 months. Employment has increased by 12 percent, the jobless rate reached record lows, and America's gross domestic product (GDP) has increased by more than 25...
  • Are Conservatives Soul-Searching in the Wrong Places?

    01/09/2020 12:40:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Return to Order ^ | December 2019 | John Horvat II
    A brutal business climate and societal breakdown have brought major changes to America. In response, many Americans, especially conservatives, are soul searching for something more compassionate for those left behind. Unfortunately, they are looking in the most unlikely places: business and government. They will likely be searching for a long time. The controversy over this shift in mentality erupted with the publication of a Wall Street Journal advertisement in which major firms pledge a commitment to “stakeholder” capitalism, which holds businesses should be run having all society, not just shareholders, in mind. Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) stirred the pot with...
  • How the 2010s Became the Decade of Debt

    01/08/2020 11:09:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 07, 2020 | David Ditch
    At the end of 2009, the total federal debt was $12.3 trillion—a staggering amount of money. Now, it stands at an astonishing $23.1 trillion. That’s roughly $180,500 of debt for every U.S. household. It is important for Americans to understand how we got here, and what lawmakers can do to bring back fiscal sanity. Poor Handling of the Financial Crisis The federal government entered the 2010s with sky-high annual deficits. This had two primary causes. First, the Great Recession reduced incomes and profits, which meant a sharp decrease in tax revenue. A slow economic recovery kept tax revenue relatively low...
  • Uncle Sam Is Picking Your Pocket With High Taxes. Democrats Want to Raise Them Even Higher.

    01/04/2020 5:53:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 27, 2019 | David Ditch (FOX News)
    Some politicians running for federal office make it sound as if the biggest problem facing our country is that we don’t send enough of our paychecks to Washington, D.C. They propose increasing or creating new federal taxes on income, payrolls, business profits, carbon emissions, financial transactions, wealth, and more. Before they start trying to spend more and more of our money, they would do well to consider just how much they’re already spending. Looking back over the last decade, it’s clear they’ve already entered the “drunken sailor” stage. From 2010 through 2019, U.S. households sent an average of $228,000 to...
  • NTSB: Group-think and complacency helped bring down the FIU bridge | Opinion

    11/09/2019 1:24:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | November 8, 2019 | Bruce Landsberg
    A bridge-building disaster should be incomprehensible in today’s technical world. Humans have been building bridges for centuries. The science should be well sorted out by now — and for the most part, it is. But the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation of the March 2018 collapse of the FIU pedestrian bridge highlighted basic design flaws and a complete lack of oversight by every single party that had responsibility to either identify the design errors or stop work once it was clear that there was a massive internal failure. We all know “what happened” here. But the “why” is more elusive....
  • Police outside Bolivia's presidential palace abandon posts

    11/09/2019 12:26:53 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 15 replies
    wftv ^ | Associated Press | CARLOS VALDEZ
    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - Police guards outside the presidential palace in Bolivia left their posts on Saturday, increasing pressure on President Evo Morales as he tries to stabilize the country after a disputed election. Growing dissension in police ranks poses a new threat to Morales, who claimed victory after the Oct. 20 vote but has since faced nationwide protests in which three people have been killed and hundreds injured. Morales faces "the most complicated moment" in his 14 years in power and the situation could deteriorate, said Jorge Dulón, a political analyst at the Catholic University of Bolivia in...
  • Runner in ‘Jesus Saves’ Bib Collapses, Is Saved by Group With Man Named Jesus

    11/03/2019 11:53:20 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 31, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    The last moment Tyler Moon remembers clearly in the Twin Cities 10-Miler on October 6 was seeing his parents and fiancée around the first mile. After that, he just has flashes of feeling off and struggling to breathe properly, followed by waking up in the ER with cuts on his face and a heavy, painful chest. Despite never having any heart issues in the past, the 25-year-old had experienced ventricular tachycardia, an irregular heartbeat that caused reduced blood flow throughout his body. Just after the 8-mile mark, the lower chambers of his heart were getting no blood at all, so...

    10/22/2019 11:00:59 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 37 replies ^ | 10/22/19 | Patricia Mazzei
    MIAMI — The pedestrian bridge that collapsed over a busy Miami street last year, killing six people, was doomed by a fatal design flaw, federal authorities concluded in a scathing review on Tuesday. The errors led to unusually severe cracking in the concrete that should have worried engineers and prompted the closure of the roadway below for safety.
  • Collapsed Florida pedestrian bridge had significant design errors: NTSB

    10/22/2019 5:15:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 22, 2019 | Amanda Woods
    The board determined a year ago that FIGG engineers overestimated how much stress the bridge could endure, the paper reported. Only two days before the brand-new structure went down, an engineer left a voicemail with officials and warned that some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span. n the voicemail, FIGG’s lead engineer on the project, Denney Pate, acknowledged that the cracking would need repairs, “but from a safety perspective we don’t see that there’s any issue there, so we’re not concerned about it from that perspective.” Walsh also noted that the construction was at “high...
  • At least 22 people injured after three-story deck collapse in New Jersey

    09/15/2019 8:09:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | Morgan Phillips
    Three levels of decking attached to a residential building collapsed on top of each other at the Jersey Shore Saturday, injuring at least 22 people, including some children. The collapse in Wildwood happened at around 6 p.m. during the annual New Jersey Firemen's Convention, which attracts thousands of current and former firefighters to the resort town. Cape May Regional Health System said 21 people were taken there, at least three of them children. Eleven patients had been released by 10 p.m., including all the children who were admitted, hospital spokeswoman Susan Staeger told The Associated Press. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center...
  • Sweden's Impending Moral and Economic Collapse: The so-called “Nordic Paradise” devolves into hell.

    07/31/2019 8:54:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/31/2019 | Joseph Puder
    The “Nordic Paradise” that was Sweden until a few decades ago, has become a virtual nightmare with the influx of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, most of them unwilling to assimilate. The homogeneous society that was once Sweden, with low crime, and strong work ethics, has turned into a multicultural society, replete with crime, social instability, and declining productivity. For the many believers in the workability of social democracy, Sweden was a model of success and admiration. While personal taxes were high, the state provided its citizens with a lavish social welfare system and cradle-to-grave social services....
  • Ownership, Not Government Spending, Will Shrink Wealth Gap

    07/30/2019 6:53:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 25, 2019 | Star Parker
    With the next round of Democratic presidential candidate debates upon us, we will surely hear more about government activism to fix racial inequalities. Inequality is real and needs attention. According to the Urban Institute, average white household wealth in 2016 was $171,000 compared with average black household wealth of $17,409. Sen. Cory Booker wants government to make deposits into savings accounts for low-income children to the tune of up to $50,000 each. Sen. Kamala Harris proposes $100 billion in government subsidies for black homeownership. These kinds of proposals may win some black votes, but should they? Will they really make...
  • Baltimore’s Rat Problem is So Bad, Roads Are Collapsing

    07/30/2019 7:33:52 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 67 replies
    summit ^ | 7/29/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Baltimore’s rat problem is so bad that it is causing roads in the city to collapse, proving President Trump right when he said the city was a “rodent infested mess.” After being labeled “racist” for calling Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district a “rat and rodent infested mess,” Trump doubled down earlier today by drawing attention to the city’s crime problem. “Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation. 25 years of all talk, no action! So tired of listening to the same old Bull…Next, Reverend Al will show up to complain & protest. Nothing...
  • Realizing the Full Implications of the Forthcoming Catastrophe

    07/27/2019 11:20:53 AM PDT · by amorphous · 49 replies
    Economic Prism ^ | 26 July 2019 | MN Gordon
    Roman poet Virgil penned these words in his epic, The Aeneid, roughly a generation before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. They can be loosely translated to, “the descent to hell is easy.” Those who’ve traversed this passage can attest to the veracity of this axiom. Though not apparent in the milieu of Virgil’s poem, for our purposes today, we’ll extend its application to the insidious progression of currency debasement. What short utterance more aptly characterizes the steady degradation, as currently practiced by today’s church of state? Yesterday [Thursday], for example, the House acted with untroubled ease to further America’s...