People all across the globe who live in modern comfort have their heads stuck in the sand, and the lucky ones – or the smarter ones – are those who depend far less on modern day electronics. Anytime one’s T.V. can spy on a person and a device named “Alexa” can turn itself on at will and record private conversations in one’s home, that represents a real and extremely enormous problem, a threat to freedom and liberty and simply life in general.
The following was sent to me mid-day today in response to my post of several days ago, So tired of America… wherein I closed my forwarding remarks by stating, “Each reader will draw from the following what moves your own emotion.” Yet, working with Justin on a daily basis, he detected far more than my opening words would reflect – for it was the words of the song that drove home a point, although for the singer – it had other meanings. The following are Justin’s words and concerns for me and although they were written to and for me – I began to realize that that there are many people out there who are going through the same dark feelings that I am and by posting his letter and concerns – that maybe we can reach some others as well – and maybe we can make a difference in America’s future as well. ~ Ed. Continue reading →
I’m tired, tired beyond words. I know I’m not alone in feeling the way I do, but that knowledge does nothing to alleviate the overwhelming weariness that bears down upon me like a mountain of boulders. This weariness is does not come as a result of any physical exertion, it is mental and comes from being unable to find people with whom I can hold an intelligent conversation. Continue reading →
The following (in an edited version) was posted on Facebook by my post-9/11 cohort, Dennis Jackson and was written by Alyssa Ahlgren, who’s in grad school at the University of Wisconsin (not Madison) for her MBA. It’s a short article but definitely worth a read, and says much about how I am feeling as of late – but NOTE the simplicity of the authors presentation… Oh no – don’t make this too difficult to understand – make it simple – and then maybe – MAYBE you will be able to reach some of the entitled basement dwelling, cell-phone crowd to understand the simplest things in life. Kudo’s to the author. OH, please send this to your kids and those who MIGHT understand. ~ Ed. Continue reading →
The following post provides a comment from a viewer, and an emotional video from a man who was amazingly talented, but most importantly who has taken the words (also posted below) of Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright from 2007 and turned them into something of his own. At the later stages of George Michael’s life – he had mastered his craft as both a singer and a song-writer, and his ability to LIVE each song as he presented it is something to behold and cherish. The peace which he has brought to me over the past few days has been amazing, I feel the need to share with you what I have felt. Each reader will draw from the following what moves your own emotion. ~ Ed.
During these past six hours, I have found a peace within myself – through this man’s voice and heart. I of course have always known of him, but today I was struck with an entirely different respect for his talent – both as a performer – but as a writer. Please understand all that he speaks of here – and be Blessed this day – and Pray that there is still time. ~ Ed.
It goes without saying that every child that arrives into this world is a helpless infant at the mercy of others, not only to be fed, cleaned and protected, but also to be informed about the bewildering life we face. The caretakers, parents and immediate family can teach the newborn only what they know and believe themselves which was handed down to them by the adults that raised them. Continue reading →
The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) recently released a powerful position statement stating that the move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they can pick their gender amounts to child abuse.
They are urging legislators and educators to reject all policies that would condition children to accept chemical and surgical distortions allowing people to impersonate the opposite sex. Continue reading →
Evil takes on a plethora of forms in our everyday lives. It can be the ultimate evil as in the devil incarnate (i.e.: murderers and rapists), or the banality of evil such as simple courtesies falling by the wayside (i.e.: not holding the door for the person behind you). I have discussed how any person can be turned into an authoritarian tyrant given the proper situational circumstances. The true nature of humans is one of self-interest, a “how will this action benefit me in the long run?” attitude. How has the progressive movement made evil a common occurrence? Lack of morality, ethics, and the inability to determine what is a valued life; and what is viewed a mere inconvenience, to be removed, much like a dermatological imperfection. Continue reading →
Many of the stories about the gods and heroes of Greek mythology were compiled during Greek Dark Ages. Impoverished tribes passed down oral traditions that originated after the fall of the lost palatial civilizations of the Mycenaean Greeks.
Dark Age Greeks tried to make sense of the massive ruins of their forgotten forbearers’ monumental palaces that were still standing around. As illiterates, they were curious about occasional clay tablets they plowed up in their fields with incomprehensible ancient Linear B inscriptions.
We of the 21st century are beginning to look back at our own lost epic times and wonder about these now-nameless giants who left behind monuments that we cannot replicate, but instead merely use or even mock. Continue reading →
Our story could have ended very differently. If America had embraced the truth, that would have put us on a far different road than the one we are on today. Instead, we are steamrolling toward oblivion, and only a small handful of brave watchmen are even warning about the ominous fate that lies directly ahead of us. We live at a time when “evil” is called “good” and “good” is called “evil”, and just about every form of human degradation that you can possibly imagine is absolutely exploding in our society. Continue reading →
On March 4, 1789 government took hold of a big stick (otherwise known as the Constitution) to stop uprisings like Shays’s Rebellion, “the most important falsified event in American history,” as Gary North described it. The government has used that stick to our detriment ever since. This should tell us something, but it hasn’t.
Politicians have gamed the Constitution ever since it took effect. They are at war with the people they claim to serve. They fight this war with massive propaganda and theft, the former to cover up the latter. Continue reading →
BREAKING: Trump Tells Bankrupt UN to Find Money Elsewhere HOT DAMN! SCREW ‘EM!According to the UN, one third of all ‘member states’ are delinquent in paying their ‘dues’ to the UN this year. Trump was unmoved by the whining. “So make all Member Countries pay, not just the United States!” he fumed on Twitter in his typical style.
Prior to that, speaking at the UN in New York City, Trump told ‘world leaders’ last month that the UN needed to ensure that “no member state shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden.” As of right now, the General Assembly, which UN bosses such as then-Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon have dangerously characterized as the ‘Parliament of Humanity,’ decides how much each government is expected to hand over from their citizens… (Continue to full article)
High school declines free Chick-fil-A lunch, alleges company has anti-LGBTQ ‘views’
“Out of respect to our LGBTQ staff, we have chosen to not serve Chick-fil-A at an employee lunch. The #1 rule at Lusher is to ‘Be Kind’ and we live this motto every day,” Corbett told WWL-TV. “Chick-fil-A has been politically outspoken about its views, and we feel it is not part of Lusher’s culture of kindness and community.”… (Continue to full article)
Chick-fil-A is once again teenagers’ favorite restaurant chain, according to new survey
We get it, teenagers: You like chicken sandwiches.
For the fourth consecutive time, Chick-fil-A came out as teens’ favorite restaurant chain in Piper Jaffrey’s 39th semi-annual “Taking Stock With Teens” survey, which aims to monitor Generation Z’s spending habits and brand loyalties… (Continue to full article)
Seattle Schools Might Combine Math and ‘Ethnic Studies’
Conservatives have often noted the leftist bias in education. For example, California Democrats pushed for a mandatory ethnic studies course in high school. This course would mention racial oppression, and make white students examine their ‘privilege’. It also suggests that for an engagement project, students should promote voting rights for undocumented immigrants. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill making schools teach LGBTQ contributions to society… (Continue to full article)
Sheriff’s Office Ignores ICE Retainer and Releases Illegal Alien Who Then Rapes a Woman
They screwed up and are refusing to take responsibility. It may be that there is a level of distrust between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities — made worse by a hyper-political atmosphere where taking into custody any illegal can be criticized. Hoy! Mi Grande Chingasco needed some loobricachun!!! (Continue to full article)
‘Whistleblower’ Has Ties to Biden
From the very beginning this “whistleblower” complaint reeked the stench of a partisan hit job, and that stench hasn’t dissipated — it has only gotten stronger, no matter how vigorously the Leftmedia seeks to waft it away. Early on, we raised the question of who this “whistleblower” was. While concerns raised over protecting whistleblowers are valid when the issue in question is a clear violation of the law, those protections shouldn’t be used as cover for initiating a clear politically motivated hit job. That’s when the so-called “whistleblower” is anything but a real whistleblower… “You know how to whistle – doncha Baby? Ya just put your lips together and… HEY – call Kamala Harris!” (Continue to full article)
DeWeese: Growing Government Tyranny – Democrats Empower it. Republicans Are Clueless
Where is the Republican Party? As insanity spews out of the Democrat Party, the long-time overseer of limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty has no response, no unified plan to counter the Democrats, and, indeed, seems confused by the Socialist antics. The only part of the long-lost Republican cause that seems to be functioning is their near hysterics over the massive funds the Democrats are raising… (Continue to full article)
The NBA Grovels to China
The National Basketball Association found itself in the middle of a political firestorm of its own making when the Houston Rockets’ general manager tweeted something simple and admirable: “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” The NBA’s first statement was cowardly. It began: “We recognize that the views expressed by… Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable.” Morey buckled and deleted his tweet.
The NBA then went overseas to grovel. But if dey hadn’t – whoose gwine be makin’ ouah Nike’s??? Let ’em hire Kaepernick! (Continue to full article)
In NYC the Term “Illegal Alien” Can Cost You $250,000.00 De Blass E. Hole strikes again! Not content to obstruct immigration law enforcement through the creation of “Sanctuary” policies that prohibit cooperation between law enforcement officers and other officials employed by the City of New York and federal agents who are charged with the enforcement and administration of our nation’s immigration laws, New York’s political leaders are engaged in a deadly serious effort to intimidate anyone who would dare use accurate legal terms to describe aliens illegally present in the United States… (Continue to full article)
Minnesota Schools Make Arabic Classes Mandatory WARNING: Possible FRAUD – After Obama allowed hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees to enter the USA and settle down in Minnesota, that state’s ethnic landscape changed radically. Christianity and light began to disappear in a sea of darkness and Islamia.
It seems like so long ago now when Minnesotans were mostly Americans And when English was the tongue of the land. But those days are totally gone. They’ve been replaced. English has taken a backseat to, of all languages……Arabic… (Continue to full article)
Maybe in more ways than one, it’s the end of the line…
Benson: We have met the enemy” and he/she is in Congress!
Can anyone with half a brain honestly deny that all the “lite candidates” that are running for the Democratic nomination for president are all true enemies of what this Republic is supposed to stand for? They all prattle about their great concern for “the people” which “people” they never tell us, but the drivel they all espouse, if ever enacted, will be the demise of this republic. And I think, deep down, they all know that. What’s more, I don’t think they give a tinker’s damn. They are all stooges for the Deep State with no real ideology except that which drives the Deep State, and they hope by willingly prostituting themselves to the Deep State they will be well rewarded with political plums… (Continue to full article)
Wooldridge: Pelosi and Congress Promote the Immigration-Invasion of America
In the past week, I read several editorials by various newspapers all the way up to the Washington Post and the New York Times: top name journalists chastised Trump for shutting down the borders to refugees. They chided him for his callousness toward immigrants, both legal and illegal. They smeared him as a liar and heartless villain.
Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Charles Schumer, Adam Schiff and dozens of Congressional leaders absolutely do not know what they are talking about. They don’t know where this ‘thing’ will land. They insolate and isolate themselves so far from reality—they can’t represent us. Pelosi once said at an illegal alien gathering, “You are the future of our country.” I saw her and heard her say it. She’s that daft!… (Continue to full article)
Ross: Do You Need A Crowbar?
Nothing in the world strikes me as being more absurd than people who take great pride in defending their own ignorance. In the face of overwhelming evidence I encounter people who refuse to admit that they were wrong, that their beliefs and positions on certain things were based upon bullshit and lies. It’s almost as if they are saying to me, “I know I don’t have any facts to support my position, but I know I’m right and I know that you’re wrong.” Oh please, pull your head out of your ass!!!(Continue to full article)
Electric-Car Owners Shocked by California Blackouts HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA – BRILLIANT – JUST BRILLIANT!!! Everybody knows that electric cars are going to save the planet from climate change or something. Unlike regular cars, which run on gasoline and make all the polar bears cry as they sink into the sea, electric cars are powered by… um… magic? … (Continue to full article)
U.S. Transferred $1.3 Billion More in Cash to Iran After Initial Payment
First $400 million coincided with Iran’s release of American prisoners and was used as leverage, officials have acknowledged
The Obama administration followed up a planeload of $400 million in cash sent to Iran in January with two more such shipments in the next 19 days, totaling another $1.3 billion, according to congressional officials briefed by the U.S. State, Treasury and Justice departments.
The cash payments—made in Swiss francs, euros and other currencies—settled a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal dating back to 1979. U.S. officials have acknowledged the payment of the first $400 million coincided with Iran’s release of American prisoners and was used as leverage to ensure they were flown out of Tehran’s Mehrabad on the morning of Jan. 17.
The revelations come as Congress returns from a summer recess with Republicans vowing to pursue charges that the White House paid ransom to Tehran, a charge President Barack Obama has repeatedly rejected. Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would bar such payments to Iran in the future and seeks to reclaim the $1.7 billion for victims of Iranian-backed terrorism. Continue reading →
Yesterday I was watching a video of Yale History professor Timothy Snyder in which he states “It’s patently clear that some of the people who’re involved in current politics…are borrowing some of the tactics of the 1920s and 1930s.” That came hours after discussing another article comparing the political talk in the UK to the rhetoric of Joseph Goebbels. And look at today’s headlines: “Turkey begins offensive against US Ally in Syria”; “Fed worried about rising economic risks from trade war”; “EU offers ultimatum to Johnson on Brexit plan”; “India and China face off over Himalayan flashpoint”; and “Two Killed in Germany Shooting After Failed Attack on Synagogue.”
I published an in-depth report early in the year all about political populism. The key message was, we are seeing echoes of the 1920s and 1930s in today’s politics because we echo the economics of the 1920s and 1930s. We had a debt-driven Gilded Age boom prior to 2008 analogous to the Roaring 20s – and then a colossal bust, analogous to 1929. Since then we have failed to work out how to deal with the debt overhang, or to co-ordinate a global recovery between countries (so all boats rise) and within countries (so all boats rise, not just yachts). We haven’t worked out how to ensure capital circulates sustainably internationally or domestically. Continue reading →