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Glenn Greenwald: Inspector General report on FBI spying, a scandal for FBI and U.S. media.

Ron Paul: Congress is Trump’s co-conspirator against liberty.

Jacob Hornberger comments on the recent shootings by a Saudi citizen of U.S. soldiers in Florida: “Why do they hate us?”

John Kiriakou on those torture drawings in the NYT.

Becky Akers doesn’t like the TSA.

Gary Barnett: The only truly civilized people are anti-war.

Matt Agorist: 5 people who deserved Time‘s person of the year besides Greta Thunberg.

James Bovard on FBI’s FISA abuse shows need for radical reform. (Actually, just abolish the FBI altogether.)

Arjun Walia: Reasons why many people refuse the flu shot.

Brian Shilhavy: Almost a quarter billion dollars paid out for vaccine injuries by U.S. government in 2019.

Richard Ebeling says that socialism and the Green New Deal are economically impossible.

Anna Bohach: Spokane prosecutes pastor for trying to pray for kids at a public library drag queen show.

Ryan McMaken: How California’s government plans to make wildfires even worse.

Jack Burns: “Drug Recognition Experts” arresting innocent, sober people for DUI at alarming rate based on a hunch.

Zero Hedge with an article on NY Post naming the Trump-Ukraine phone call leaker a.k.a. “whistleblower.”

Gareth Porter on Trump possibly sending 14,000 troops to Middle East.

And Kevin Duffy has this ideology quiz. (Are you more libertarian leaning? Or more totalitarian leaning?)

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Larry Johnson with what the Horowitz report should conclude.

Zero Hedge: AG William Barr disputes major inspector general report based on evidence.

Thomas DiLorenzo: The impeachment inquiry is one big criminal campaign financing scam.

Moon of Alabama on a new study showing that “Russian trolls” did not “sow discord,” and influenced no one.

Jim Davies on continuous war.

Kelley Vlahos asks, Was Sheldon Adelson acting as bag man for CIA in the Julian Assange case?

Ron Paul with a better way to fight the drug cartels than Trump’s militarist approach.

Thomas Knapp on what the “war on terror” will look like if Trump adds Mexico’s drug cartels to the mix.

Spencer Ackerman: Trump is first to use the Patriot Act to detain a man forever.

Jacob Hornberger: The Pentagon’s destruction of the Bill of Rights.

Lawrence Reed: Why the Pilgrims abandoned common ownership for private property.

Germinal Van: Africa’s socialism is keeping it poor.

Laurence Vance on private property rights and freedom of association.

Robert Wenzel: Jared Kushner’s plan to seize massive amounts of private property in Texas.

James Bovard on Deval Patrick’s past scandals and catastrophic cover-ups.

Tom Woods comments on the assertion that using statistics means you’re “silencing women’s voices.

Caitlin Johnstone: Narrative managers faceplant in hilarious OPCW scandal spin job.

Moon of Alabama: OPCW manufactured a pretext for war by suppressing its own scientists’ research.

Doug Bandow on Tulsi Gabbard’s attacking other Democrats regarding $6.4 trillion “regime change wars.”

Andrew Moran: Central bankers have declared war on your savings.

Walter Williams discusses fraud in higher education.

And Art Carden: The struggle to get education away from the State. (Ya think? After all the above?)

The Climate Fanatics Want to Scare People More Efficiently

The climate alarmists now are dissatisfied with their vocabulary of “climate change” and now want to “rebrand” their alarmism to “climate collapse” because they feel their current fear mongering isn’t enough, according to Robert Wenzel in a post yesterday.

“Global warming,” “global melting,” “climate collapse,” “climate catastrophe,” “climate doomsday,” “climate end-of-the-world-we’re-all-going-to-die,” and so on and so forth. Why not just change the language to “Climate Ocasio-Cortez,” because you might as well given the young congressbimbo’s hysteria that was in the news recently.

Yes, the climate on planet Earth has been changing, since the world began. There have been warming periods, and there have been ice ages. And more warming periods, and more ice ages. Unfortunately, thanks to screen-staring addictions, xanax and process foods, the masses seem to be more influenced by hysterical propaganda than by the truth especially in the past two decades.

But what is their real goal? Well, what the activists, propagandists and useful you-know-whats really want is the expansion of more governmental powers and control over the lives of the people. They want the government to be even more empowered to take even more income, wealth and property from the workers and producers from society. So, it all has to do with taking, stealing, and exercising power over others. That is what these people really want.

And speaking of global warming, why is that such a bad thing anyway? If more ice melts and the areas of the world that had been icy and chilly-frosty would then become warmer, those areas could then be used as additional places for agriculture. We can grow more food for the world and feed the masses more than we are able to do now. Isn’t that a good thing? Isn’t ending or at least reducing world hunger a good thing?

Oh, wait a minute, many of these activists and propagandists also want to kill off millions of people because they also believe the world is “too crowded.” Many of them are also pro-abortion, they support killing babies before they are born (and in some cases after they are born). They aren’t particularly concerned for the welfare of others now, are they? Nope.

So the activists now want to change or “rebrand” their language and vocabulary to more efficiently scare the people into supporting their program of more governmental powers and more government theft. Don’t listen to them. They are nuts, and those who are not nuts are just dishonest and are criminals who want to enslave and steal from their neighbors. Buy those SUVs, go on long trips, and on Earth Day 2020, make sure to keep all the lights on in the house, along with the air conditioners or heating systems. And that is what I have to say about that.

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Jacob Hornberger: America’s soldiers did not fight or die for freedom.

John Whitehead: Casualties of war: military veterans have become America’s walking wounded.

James Bovard: As the deep state attacks Trump to rave media reviews, don’t forget its dark side.

Ray McGovern: Ukraine for dummies.

Becky Akers: Mr. Bill and the Marxists.

Robert Wenzel reviews Rand Paul’s book, The Case Against Socialism.

NY Post: 10 reasons why this impeachment “inquiry” is really a coup.

Aaron Maté: The Brennan Dossier: all about a prime mover of Russiagate.

Lew Rockwell: Ron Paul, hero.

Elizabeth Nolan Brown and Paul Detrick: Politicians want to destroy Section 230, the Internet’s First Amendment.

John Solomon: The real Ukraine controversy: an activist U.S. embassy and its adherence to the Geneva Convention

Robert Levering: How anti-Vietnam War protests thwarted Nixon’s plans and saved lives

Paul Craig Roberts: The latest false news on the Trump impeachment.

And Moon of Alabama: Trump and Zelensky want peace with Russia. The fascists oppose that.

The Democrat and Republican Parties Are a Criminal Racket

Jacob Hornberger may or may not agree with me that the two major political parties are a criminal racket. And I’ll explain further down why I think they are.

But he sure writes terrific columns. In this one Jacob comments on Elizabeth Warren’s socialist soak-the-rich plan. He notes that the U.S. had no income tax for over 100 years, in which Americans were free to do whatever they wanted with their own wealth and earnings. It was not stolen from them by the government.

But in 1913 the gubmint convinced i.e. bamboozled the American people to accept a compulsory income tax, sans any kind of voluntary contract. It was an involuntary contract, the same kind of involuntary contract that a robber has with his victim on the street. “Your money or your life,” and so on. Yep, that gubmint.

Hornberger writes:

So, what happened? Both Democrats and Republicans began spending government money like it was going out of style on both domestic welfare-state programs and foreign warfare-state escapades. The result was that the middle class ended up getting fleeced to pay for all that welfare-warfare junk.

Just consider all the middle-class people today who are having trouble making ends meet. Manyof them do not have a nest egg in the event of an emergency. They live paycheck to paycheck. That’s because the federal government has fleeced them of their money to fund its ever-burgeoning welfare-warfare state expenses.

There is something else to consider about Warren’s “soak the rich” philosophy. It ultimately hurts the middle class and the poor. The rich provide valuable services in society. One, many of them own businesses that employ middle class and poor people. Two, the rich accumulate capital, which is a key to rising standards of living for the middle class and the poor. Three, many of the rich become rich by providing goods and services that the middle class and the poor value. And four, the rich buy expensive products when they are first invented, which ultimately leads to mass production that enables the middle class and poor to buy such products.

Soaking the rich leads to impoverishment of the middle class and poor. Just look at Cuba, where Warren’s socialist counterparts seized everything from the rich, including money, businesses, and homes. At first, it was party time with all that money and property. But over time, the socialist system started caving in on itself, leaving everyone in Cuba impoverished.

Of course, Warren would undoubtedly argue that at least everyone in Cuba is equal in the sense that everyone is equally poor. But is that really a good thing? Wouldn’t it be better if everyone in society is prospering, even if some have more than others?

Nope. Liawatha would prefer that everyone be equally poor, and not that people are prospering. Except for herself, her fellow apparatchik commissars in the bureaucracy, and their crony industrialists, of course.

Just like in Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, the old Soviet Union, and of course, today’s good ol’ USSA.

That is why the whole area surrounding Washington, DC is the wealthiest area of the country.

So “soaking the rich” really just means stealing from everyone as much as possible, and living high off the hog at the expense of the workers and producers of society.

Of course, these criminals are causing, or would cause, a continually diminishing population of workers and producers, that’s for sure. They will put everyone out of work in the current “capitalist” system, and the minimum wage laws are a micro view of all that. Instead, in their world the gubmint is the one “employer” i.e. master, and the rest of the population are the “workers” i.e. slaves.

So Liawatha, Bernie, and the rest of those criminal kooks are “SOAKED” with more envy and covetousness than the more honest and normal people who don’t want to steal from their neighbors.

Additionally, the socialist grabbers and takers want to grab the reins of power and control all the industries, all the property, and make a whole bunch of rules that the rest of the population must follow — Do this, do that … Do things this way and don’t do things that way, and so on. Jawohl, Dear Leader! And with all that crap is that they want to control your thoughts by making you have to openly accept crazy things like transgender nonsense and all the group identity politics that they espouse.

But the Republicans are just as bad as the Democrats. Republicans believe in socialism just as much. They love the income tax, Social Security, Medicare, Prescription Drug Welfare, foreign aid, and all the other forms of compulsory redistributionism that are now in place.

In fact, I would go so far as to suggest that the Republican and Democrat parties are a criminal racket, because throughout the years they have imposed laws, fees and restrictions on third parties or otherwise non-establishment candidates to get their names on the ballots in elections. Any and all of those in power who have imposed such unconstitutional restrictions should be charged with racketeering, extortion, fraud, and whatever other charges that apply.

Also, the people in the U.S. government who have sent fellow Americans off to their deaths for no good reason in Vietnam and Korea, and started wars of aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan and initiated drone bombings and killings of innocent civilians in other countries, and imposed murderous sanctions, have been members of those two establishment parties, Republican and Democrat. They have not been Libertarians or Greens.

And it wasn’t Libertarians or Greens who imposed the aforementioned income tax-thefts, which have enabled those wars of aggression and redistributionism from the workers over to the military contractors the merchants of death. It was Republicans and Democrats. Certainly not Libertarians, Greens or members of the Constitution Party.

Involuntary taxes are acts of theft. Why? Because they are … involuntary. They are not based on a voluntary contract. For any transaction to be legitimate in a free society, it must be voluntary, not involuntary. If it’s involuntary, then it is nothing but stealing, robbery, theft, extortion, fraud, mugging, embezzling, pilfering, shoplifting, you name it. It is not an honest transaction. It is criminal.

So, in addition to the Democrats and Republicans’ restricting the rights of the people to participate in democracy and run for office (and oppose the power-abusers), those other reasons are further evidence that the two major parties are a criminal racket.

Repeal Democrats and Republicans

Laurence Vance writes about ObamaCare taxes and other taxes and bills to repeal taxes but replace them with other taxes. Republicans and conservatives are just as much in favor of tax-thefts as liberals and Democrats. (Hence, “Rethuglicans,” in my view.)

Veronique de Rugy describes “Medicare for All” as a plot to pillage us. ($35 trillion? They’re nuts!)

And Robert Wenzel explains Elizabeth Warren’s top economic advisors’ ignorance and hatred of wealth and free markets.

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Jim Davies on voting, the Libertarian Party, and Adam Kokesh.

Jeff Deist says that politics drops its pretenses.

Brendan O’Neill on the Spanish rulers and Britain’s Remainer elite’s contempt for democracy, treating voters like criminals.

Richard Ebeling says that progressivism is an imposter.

Robert Wenzel on Mark Zuckerberg’s defense of Fakebook censorship while defending freedom of speech.

Andrew Kern on why the State can’t claim our “implied consent.”

Kerry McDonald comments on education “equity.”

Veronique de Rugy says that on trade, both Trump and Warren get a fail.

Zero Hedge with an article on corrupt apparatchik Adam Schiffty kicking a Republican congressman out of a congressional hearing.

Jonathan Turley discusses Joe Biden’s attempt to silence news media reports on Biden family corruption.

Zero Hedge with an article on CIA “whistleblower” being assisted by James Clapper associate.

Charles Burris on the deep state and the anti-Trump coup.

Thomas Luongo on the plan for Hong Kong.

Dr. Mercola discusses psychiatric drugs and violence.

Jon Rappoport on the basics of a staged bioterror attack.

And Neville Raymond questions the official purpose for vaccination programs.