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Politics enters Hurricane relief as a city organization demands virtual fealty towards Israel before disbursing funds

Much of the news regarding fraud in the distribution of Hurricane relief has primarily come from Puerto Rico and the rumors that certain politicians have held back supplies from people who may not have voted for them.  But in an absolutely shocking piece of news coming out of the state of Texas, one organization tied to the city of Dickson is demanding applicants for relief grants to virtually swear fealty ...

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The catch-22 of tax cuts and how will the government fund social security and $220 trillion in obligations

Ever since the Great Depression, the United States government has been writing checks that future generations would never be able to cash.  And this includes social security and a welfare system where over one-third of the American public already feeds off of. And while President Donald Trump is correct in realizing that the economy will not grow without a massive program of tax cuts and tax reform, the bot ...

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No country for old men: Populism steals another nation as establishment desperately clings to dying globalism

On Sunday, Oct. 15, a shocking result took place as a young conservative upstart won the general election in Austria and validated that the global populist movement is still chugging along in high gear. The People's Party, which is led by 31 year old Sebastian Kurz, shocked the European elites by winning on Sunday with a majority 30% of the vote.  And perhaps what is most astonishing is the fact that this p ...

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Expect Libor rigging to continue with big banks as U.S. courts impose ‘slap on the wrist’ fines

In today's financial world where governments, regulators, and courts deem banks 'too big to jail', fraud, corruption, and theft are just the cost of doing business.  And when banks and brokers can make tens of billions of dollars or more, and only pay fines of about 1-5% of their profits, then there is no incentive not to continue committing fraud when all they will receive is a virtual 'slap on the wrist'. ...

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Chicago to repeal soda tax after citizens finally rebel against legislative over-reach

Historically, Chicago is one of the most corrupt cities in America with the municipality being dominated by a combination of organized crime, dynastical families, and unions.  And the victims of this corruption have often been the citizens of Chicago who even today live in fear from potential homicide that law enforcement can't even begin to deal with. And in response, Chicagoans are leaving the City and st ...

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In just one month the Federal Government increased the National Debt by over $300 billion

It didn't take long for the Federal government to cross the $20 trillion threshold when Congress facilitated a three month extension of the debt ceiling last month, and it appears from early indications that the final 100 days of 2017 could bring that debt very close to $21 trillion. This is because in just the past 30 days, the national debt has increased by over $300 billion, with tally's still awaiting w ...

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Las Vegas vs. Catalonia: De-centralized vs. centralized violence

""If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the ...

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Trends forecaster Gerald Celente sees rebirth of niche retail as malls continue their death rattle

On Oct. 5, world renowned trends forecaster Gerald Celente issued two new economic forecasts that are appearing upon the landscape in the wake of dying retail. According to Celente, the current trend of dying malls and large franchises such as Sears, J.C. Pennys, and K-Mart will continue, with a shift taking place for niche retailers focused more on quality and quantity.  Additionally, there will emerge a d ...

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IRS provides Equifax a backdoor bailout after credit agency hack put over 100 million Americans data at risk

To show you just how corrupt the swamp in Washington is, the IRS last week gave Equifax a psuedo 'back door bailout' as the government agency provided the credit bureau a no-bid contract to... secure data for the IRS's taxpayer database. It just doesn't get anymore ironic than that. Just hours after Equifax CEO Rick Smith wrapped up his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce committee ‚Äď the first in ...

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Fed Governor spins more propaganda as Brainard blames income inequality over bank’s policies for declining growth

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that an individual who grew up in a Communist environment, and later became a favorite of the Obama administration, would blame income equality as the primary reason why the economy has not recovered much over the past decade.  But this is exactly what Lael Brainard, a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, preached in a report on the current state of the eco ...

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The economics of NFL protests continues as DirecTV facilitates customers who want to cancel football packages

If there was ever an event that could potentially divide a large portion of the country, it could very well be a National Football League game.  This is because on nearly all given weeks, more people watch football on television and at stadiums than they do any other sport or entertainment broadcast. And besides the more obvious division between fans in choosing one team over another, the irony that is grow ...

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U.S. sanctions against Russia have now helped replace Exxon Mobile with Gazprom as world’s largest energy company

Perhaps one of the biggest ironies in the ongoing sanctions war against Russia is that the U.S. continues to shoot themselves in the foot the more they try to impose their economic will on Moscow. Over the past four years both the U.S. and Europe have seen economic declines once they chose to place a 'red line' against Russia over Washington's own funded Maidan coup in Ukraine.  And in the meantime, Russia ...

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