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  • Governments are living in a fiscal fantasyland

    05/06/2023 11:34:32 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 22 replies
    The Economist ^ | 05/04/2023 | Staff writer
    The bill to raise America’s debt ceiling passed by Republicans in the House of Representatives on April 27th caps spending in 2024 at its level in 2022, and then raises budgets by 1% a year. That may sound reasonable but it excludes mandatory spending on pensions and health care and ignores inflation. China’s increasing indebtedness is kept off the books in opaque “financing vehicles” used by local governments. Include everything and China’s total public debts are over 120% of gdp, and will rise to nearly 150% by 2027, on imf forecasts. Such levels of debt are affordable only because China...
  • High Stakes as Uncle Sam’s Days of Impunity Are Finally Over

    03/30/2023 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 3/28/2023 | Finian Cunningham
    Russia and China are determined to hold the American perpetrators of the Nord Stream sabotage to account. Uncle Sam’s days – indeed decades – of wanton criminality are over. There’s going to be hell to pay as the imperialist tyranny in Washington hits a wall of reality. Several weeks have gone by with the United States and its Western lackeys stonewalling at the United Nations Security Council, squirming and resisting calls from Moscow and Beijing for an international criminal investigation into the sabotage of the Baltic Sea pipelines that were blown up in September. A swathe of independent observers, such...
  • Word for True intercessors[charismatic caucus]

    03/15/2023 11:24:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are a treasure to others that do not know, How deeply you intercede as your tears flow, Breaking my heart to answer your prayer, Causing me to come and be right there, I carry your heart's desires in my very hand, Because you go behind enemy lines and take back my land, As Joshua and Caleb you are fearless and true, And this is why I come to you . . . So continue on no matter their heart, Your call and prayer is where I look to let healing start, For you always remain on my front line,...
  • Clyburn: Iowa, New Hampshire Don’t ‘Reflect the Electorate of the United States of America’

    02/07/2023 10:48:38 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02-07-2023 | Pam Key
    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “José Díaz-Balart Reports” that the Democrats changed their presidential primary schedule because New Hampshire and Iowa do not “reflect the electorate of the United States of America.” Díaz-Balart asked, “Congressman, the speech comes days after the Democratic National Committee voted to make South Carolina the first primary state in 2024. What does this mean for South Carolina? What is the message that the Democratic Party is sending? Clyburn said, “Well, I think the message the Democratic Party is sending is very simple, that we have a very diverse country, a very diverse...
  • The United States Is Insolvent

    01/23/2023 6:14:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    America First Report ^ | January 23, 2023 | BY MICHAEL SNYDER
    You can call everyone for dinner, because our goose is cooked. We are so deep in debt that the only way we can keep the entire system from collapsing is to keep borrowing even more money. Perhaps you have been through a similar scenario with your own personal finances. When you simply do not have enough money to pay your bills, borrowing more money can seem like a really easy short-term solution. Unfortunately, the U.S. government has been doing this for decades, and now our national debt spiral has reached a terminal stage. Even if we gathered up all of...
  • WEF: United States Will Soon Make Hate Speech Illegal, Says EU Commissioner

    01/19/2023 7:53:20 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-19-2023 | KURT ZINDULKA
    The United States will soon follow Europe in implementing laws against so-called hate speech, a top Eurocrat claimed at the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos. The vice president for Values and Transparency for the European Commission, Věra Jourová predicted on Tuesday that hate speech laws will be imposed upon the American public, despite longstanding case law at the Supreme Court protecting such speech under the First Amendment. “Illegal hate speech, which you will have soon also in the U.S. I think that we have a strong reason why we have this in the criminal law,” Jourová said.
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency session over Ben-Gvir's Temple Mount visit - report

    01/05/2023 6:33:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    https://www.i24news ^ | January 04, 2023 at 03:22 AM | Staff
    Israel's new national security minister earlier visited the Jerusalem holy site, drawing condemnation The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency session to discuss the recent visit by Israel's National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, which sparked international backlash, a report said Tuesday. An unnamed senior diplomat told The Times of Israel that a date has not yet been set, but the meeting could take place as early as Thursday. Earlier on Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates and China asked the UN Security Council to meet shortly after Ben-Gvir's controversial visit, according to diplomats. The Temple...
  • Russia Records 20,000 Political Detentions in 2022 – Watchdog

    12/29/2022 8:15:47 AM PST · by Salohcin · 20 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Dec. 29, 2022
    Russia detained at least 20,467 people for political reasons in 2022, according to end-of-year statistics published last week by OVD-Info, one of Russia’s leading independent human rights watchdogs. At least 19,478 of those were detained for speaking out against Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Other detentions occured at ecological and workers’ rights protests and protests against a November law banning “LGBT propaganda.” Women accounted for nearly 45% of all those detained for expressing an anti-war position, according to the watchdog. Russia passed a total of 22 new repressive laws in 2022, and there were just 29 days of the year...
  • Zelensky's victory speech to Congress w/Garland Nixon (Live)

    12/22/2022 6:44:32 PM PST · by Cathi · 6 replies
    The Duran ^ | December 22, 2022 | The Duran and Garland Nixon
    Very interesting one hour in depth discussion for those with good critical thinking skills.
  • "Oh ____, Putin WARNS of direct clash with U.S., NATO readies forces | Redacted w Clayton Morris"

    12/21/2022 11:34:55 PM PST · by Cathi · 37 replies
    Redacted ^ | December 20, 2022 | Scott Ritter
    Clayton Morris: Washington's Dangerous Policies Have Put U.S. and Russia on the Brink of Direct Clash - Diplomat. All out war and it sounds from the United States side that they are ramping up this rhetoric instead of trying to tamp it down. What do you make out of these words coming out of Moscow over the past 24 hrs. Scott Ritter: Well, I mean we have to understand where the United States is coming from first. We're losing in Ukraine. We have double downed; we've taken the mortgage, the kid's college fund and everything and we have placed it...
  • Washington Is Prolonging Ukraine's Suffering -- Washington’s refusal to acknowledge Russia’s legitimate security interests in Ukraine and negotiate an end to this war is the path to protracted conflict and human suffering.

    12/20/2022 1:59:12 AM PST · by Cathi · 105 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | December 20, 2022 | Colonel Douglas MacGregor
    Douglas Macgregor Dec 20, 2022 12:03 AM During a speech given on November 29, Polish Vice-Minister of National Defense (MON) Marcin Ociepa said: "The probability of a war in which we will be involved is very high. Too high for us to treat this scenario only hypothetically." The Polish MON is allegedly planning to call up 200,000 reservists in 2023 for a few weeks’ training, but observers in Warsaw suspect this action could easily lead to a national mobilization. Meanwhile, inside the Biden administration, there is growing concern that the Ukrainian war effort will collapse under the weight of a...
  • U.S. gives Ukraine OK to drone strike Russia Colonel Douglas MacGregor

    12/13/2022 9:55:59 AM PST · by Cathi · 21 replies
    Judging Freedom ^ | December 12, 2022 | Colonel Douglas MacGregor
    Latest update
  • Zelensky's three step peace plan w/Brian Berletic from The New Atlas and Gonzalo Lira (Live)

    12/13/2022 6:36:33 AM PST · by Cathi · 62 replies
    The Duran ^ | December 13, 2022 | The Duran
    Interesting live stream round table analyst discussion of where the Ukraine war is now and how it is likely to end. These analysts agree that there is not likely to be "big arrow" moves, but rather grinding of Ukraine with slow Russian territorial gains and continued huge Ukrainian casualties. They see no possibility of a negotiated settlement and are particularly critical of Angela Merkle's recent disclosure that the Minsk agreements were always a sham in order to buy time for Ukraine to prepare for war. They believe Russia has come to the conclusion that the West can never be trusted...
  • Michael Vlahos & Douglas Macgregor What is to be done? Can a corrupted US military be renewed? Pt.3

    12/11/2022 12:03:39 AM PST · by Cathi · 48 replies
    Part 3
  • Dr. Michael Vlahos & Col. Douglas Macgregor: Why NATO strategic failure? A war of deceit, denial Pt2

    12/11/2022 12:02:59 AM PST · by Cathi · 35 replies
    Dr. Michael Vlahos ^ | December 9, 2022 | Colonel Douglas MacGregor
    Part 2
  • Dr. Michael Vlahos & Col. Douglas Macgregor: Is the war in Ukraine entering its decisive phase? Pt.1

    12/11/2022 12:02:32 AM PST · by Cathi · 19 replies
    Michael Vlahos ^ | December 9, 2022 | Colonel Douglas MacGregor
    21,706 views Dec 9, 2022 Michael Vlahos and Douglas Magcregor meet in the library of the Army-Navy Club, Washington, D.C., to reflect on the war in Ukraine: Past, Present, and Future. Part 1 There will be two more parts to this presentation in follow on posts. Col. Douglas Macgregor, bio: Douglas Macgregor is a decorated combat veteran, the author of five books, a PhD, and a defense and foreign policy consultant. He was commissioned in the Regular Army in 1976 after 1 year at VMI and 4 years at West Point. In 2004, Macgregor retired with the rank of...
  • Ukraine-Russia War, Latest w/Col. Douglas Macgregor

    12/08/2022 4:09:52 PM PST · by Cathi · 18 replies
    Judging Freedom ^ | December 8,2022 | Colonel Douglas MacGregor
  • Lessons From the U.S. Civil War Show Why Ukraine Can't Win | Opinion

    12/08/2022 2:34:59 PM PST · by Cathi · 73 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 6, 2022 | MICHAEL GFOELLER AND DAVID H. RUNDELL
    Russian President Vladimir Putin waited only six months before switching from a special military operation to full scale war against Ukraine. Putin's initial assault was limited to barely 150,000 troops. He expected a quick victory followed by negotiations on his principal concerns: Russian control of Crimea, Ukrainian neutrality, and autonomy for the Russian population in the Donbas, but he was wrong. Putin had not counted on Ukraine's stiff resistance or the West's massive military and economic intervention. Faced with a new situation, Putin changed his strategy. Now he is about to unleash his own General Sherman and make Ukraine howl....
  • The Israel Air Force This Week Will Conduct Massive Drill With United States Military Simulating A Strike On Iran’s Russian-Built Nuclear Program

    11/28/2022 4:52:31 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 11/28/22 | Geoffrey Grider
    The Israel Air Force this week will hold one of its largest drills in years with the United States Air Force simulating offensive strikes against Iran’s nuclear program. This is the mission that no one really wants to have to carry out, an actual long-range strike on Iran’s nuclear program and facilities built for them by Russia over the last decade and an half. But at some point, either Israel and perhaps America are going to go after Iran, or Iran is actually going to build a nuclear weapon or weapons with which to fire against Israel. Either way, and...
  • Collapsing European security order. Glenn Diesen interviews Richard Sakwa & Alexander Mercouris

    11/25/2022 6:02:32 PM PST · by Cathi · 1 replies
    The Duran ^ | November 25, 2022 | Glenn Diesen interviews Richard Sakwa & Alexander Mercouris
    How it all happened.