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Laurence Vance says that serving in the military can be hazardous to your mental health.

Elizabeth Vos discusses the revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 2, The leak that “exposed the true Afghan War.”

Kelley Vlahos on the new Secretary of Boeing.

Catherine Frompovich discusses how vaccine information censorship works on the Internet.

Doug Bandow says that China isn’t an enemy and hawks shouldn’t turn it into one.

Thomas DiLorenzo on why blockades are weapons of war.

David Stockman on DEFCON Donald.

George F. Smith asks, What will you do on Election Day?

John Whitehead on the deadly perils of traffic stops in the American police state.

Danny Chabino says, Stop stumping for Tulsi.

Richard Ebeling says that all socialisms are antisocial.

Gareth Porter says that John Bolton is spinning Israeli “intelligence” to push for war against Iran.

Jacob Hornberger on immigration tyranny and cruelty.

Caitlin Johnstone says that Silicon Valley giants collaborate with the U.S. government on Venezuela.

Dr. Marilyn Singleton says that Congress should prioritize healing, not hypocrisy.

Yvonne Lorenzo with an article on Prof. Stephen F. Cohen’s discussions on Russia.

Thomas Knapp says that Trump’s trade war is a war on you.

Philip Nelson on how LBJ expropriated control over the Pentacon and CIA soon after the inauguration of the Kennedy-Johnson administration.

And L. Reichard White on war and the paper standard.

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The Mises Institute wants to send Henry Hazlitt’s book, Economics in One Lesson to thousands of young people all across the country and requests some help to do that.

Stefan Kløvning discusses the growth of the Amerikan police state.

Gennie Gebhart on Human Rights Watch reverse engineering mass surveillance app used by police in Xinjiang.

Zero Hedge with an article on a new app in which easily offended sheeple can report anyone who offends them to law enforcement immediately.

Ray McGovern discusses “Turnkey Tyranny” on the streets of Washington.

Jacob Hornberger on the world’s dictatress.

Owen Walsh with an article on corporate media targeting Tulsi Gabbard for her anti-interventionism.

Ryan McMaken says that Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez declare war on the poor with anti-credit card law.

And Craig Murray on the real Muellergate scandal.

“Medicare for All”? Really?

The U.S. House of Representatives is attempting to shove another “Medicare for All” bill down the throats of the people, with extremely unrealistic mandates, and Laurence Vance has 3 big questions that are not being asked about it.

Vance’s questions are:

1) Is it constitutional? 2) Is it the proper role of government? and 3) Who should pay for health care?

Vance notes that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t authorize the federal government to get involved in health care or health insurance, that it’s not a proper role of the government to get involved in those things as well as many other things, and that no American is entitled to receive health care at the expense of another, meaning involuntarily.

But I also have some questions. Many people now are being indoctrinated to believe that we have a “right to health care,” that is, a right to have someone provide us with medical care when we demand it. Does this include, for example, a fat slob who doesn’t exercise and who eats junk food and doesn’t particularly care about his weight, his health, his heart, his arteries? Should he be included in the “All” who have a “right” to health care, or “Medicare for All?” If so, why should this slob’s neighbors be forced at gunpoint (which is what involuntary taxation is, quite frankly) to have to chip in to pay for providing him with the attention of a doctor when he has his heart attack or stroke? Sorry to be blunt here. Bottom line is, if this guy doesn’t care about his own health, then no, he does NOT have a “right” to force his neighbors to care for him. (If neighbors still want to care for him, then they can always do that, voluntarily, if they want to.)

Same thing for smokers. I know, there are far fewer smokers now than there had been in the past. But they’re still out there, and being litterbugs and throwing their cigarettes down on the ground at the bus stop or wherever. Now, these people KNOW that there’s a good chance that they’re giving themselves lung cancer, heart attacks, and other ailments, because of their smoking. Should they, too, have a “right” to force their neighbors to have to chip in to provide them with health care? I say no. And please don’t give me this “Well I’m addicted, and I’ve tried to quit but can’t” crap. The smoker is voluntarily lighting up a cigarette and putting it up to his mouth and inhaling, and repeatedly. No one is forcing you or threatening you to have to do that. It’s all by your own free will. (If you can’t quit, try hypnosis. One of my mother’s friends did that many years ago and it worked, after she tried everything else.) I don’t believe that people who smoke like chimneys or do other hazardous things to themselves should have a “right” to force their neighbors to provide them with a doctor and medical treatment.

What about people who drink like a fish? Okay, I’m sure you get my point.

No one has a “right” to demand his neighbors give him medical care, no matter what ailments one has, no matter what “preexisting conditions” one has.

What we do have a right to is to not be robbed, by criminals on the street or by criminals from the government. We also have a right to keep all our medical matters private and not be required to give any personal information to anyone including government bureaucrats, our medical matters as well as our financial and other personal matters.

We also have a right to be left alone by bureaucrats. If they want us to participate in some scheme that we don’t want to participate in, then we don’t participate in it, and they don’t send armed goons after us and throw us in a cage if we don’t comply. That is exactly the kind of Soviet or fascist society these people in Washington, the real crazy ones in power now, want. They are police statists who want to force these intrusive schemes onto us whether we like it or not, and if we resist, they send the armed thug police after us, kick in our doors and kidnap or shoot us dead. That is the nature of the socialist ignoramus, it has always been that way, and it always will be that way. These people in Washington reject the idea of freedom because when people are free, the crazies in Washington lose the control over others they crave so desperately.

U.S. Bureaucrats Trump and Pompeo Silent on the Importance of Economic Policy

I heard some of the Sunday news shows on Bloomberg Radio, Fox News Sunday, ABC This Week, Meet the Press with Chuck Toady and Fake the Nation with CBS newsbimbo Margaret Brennan, and Mike Pompeo appeared on at least three of these shows.

The big thing is Venezuela. Like most U.S. bureaucrats, Pompeo is obsessed with “democracy” and installing a favorable regime. He’s constantly saying things like, “This is the Venezuelan people attempting to reestablish their democracy. The United States has joined with them…Our mission is to work with a large coalition, now 50 countries-plus who are determined to restore democracy and then, ultimately, a productive economy to Venezuela.”

Okay, just how will “democracy” lead to a “productive economy”? Why is it that politicians are so obsessed with elections and getting the “right people” in charge? Conservative President Ronald Reagan imposed tax cuts, and then tax hikes and he expanded the bureaucracy. The economic boom of the mid-1980s led to the stock market crash of 1987 and a recession that got even worse thanks to H.W. Bush. But the Democrat Clinton administration saw another economic boom throughout the 1990s.

I know, it’s not exactly Venezuela. But the U.S. wants to install some guy now they see as favorable. The problem is not who is in charge.

The problem in Venezuela has been mass starvation. The government seized the means of production and distribution of food. When government owns the means of production, which is what socialism is, that causes shortages, empty store shelves, long lines and chaos. In the case of food production and distribution, when those means of production are in private ownership and control, as is the case here in the U.S., prices are more stable, shortages are avoided, and we don’t have long lines for food. Just look at the food stores in the U.S.: fully stacked shelves, plenty of choices at affordable prices.

But why don’t our politicians like Pompeo and Trump use their positions as a bully pulpit and state those differences outright? Instead, they are concerned about “democracy.” As Jacob Hornberger pointed out, the U.S. government’s chosen leaders of other regimes have been failures.

I don’t think that U.S. bureaucrats think in terms of free markets any more, if they ever did in the first place. They are bureaucrats. They think in terms of elections and voting. And control.

And Donald Trump with his obsession with tariffs. Tariffs are taxes, but really they are fines. The government is imposing a fine on American producers and consumers for buying stuff that these idiot government bureaucrats don’t want people to buy. Just look at the anti-free market Trump with his typical government bureaucrat control-freak attitude.

And Trump’s tax cuts are also a sham. They probably helped in the short term to stimulate the economy. But they expire in just two or three years, and then there will be a tax hike when they expire. Typical bureaucrat shyster.

These Trump and Pompeo people won’t suggest to the Venezuelan people that a return to free markets will enable them to have access to food, because these U.S. bureaucrats are so against free markets. Instead, they are obsessed with control, with government-controlled economies, and their beloved police state.

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John Solomon of The Hill has this article about former Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr’s emails to her DOJ flunky husband Bruce Ohr, emails just recently released due to a FOIA request, followed by members of Congress who have now filed a criminal referral with the DOJ. Nellie had tried to tie Donald Trump and Paul Manafort to Russian gangsters in 2016.

And Solomon also has this article on the Ukrainian embassy which confirmed that a DNC insider tried to solicit from the Ukrainian government any possible dirt on Trump and his campaign chairman in 2016.

Russia expert Prof. Stephen F. Cohen details some little-noted aspects of the first volume of the Mueller report.

Bradley Thomas on freedom or government control — there is no true “third way.”

Art Carden says that people are desperately fleeing socialism, if they are allowed.

Joe Lauria with an article on Assange to the extradition court: “I won’t surrender to the U.S. for doing journalism.

Jacob Hornberger discusses U.S. government hypocrisy on Venezuela.

Andrew Bacevich on when Nixon told us invading Cambodia would save civilization.

Laurence Vance discusses Cory Booker’s “tax cuts” proposal, i.e. expanded welfare.

And Danny Sjursen says the Left needs to stop crushing on the generals.

Time to Catch Up

Ron Paul says that (government) spending is theft.

Former NSA analyst Bill Binney says that the NSA has 32 pages of communications between Seth Rich and Julian Assange, as revealed by a FOIA request.

Ryan McMaken says that yes, Julian Assange is a journalist — but that shouldn’t matter.

Mark Perry on Donald Trump’s washing machine tariffs costing consumers $800,000 per job created.

Robert Wenzel on the new way that socialists are going to hide who they are.

Jacob Hornberger on how Gitmo destroyed our constitutional order.

Lew Rockwell on the college admissions scandal and the political prisoners of the evil FBI.

Zero Hedge with an article on a study showing that electric cars cause more Co2 emissions than previously thought. As the article also notes: “Add to this the CO2 emissions of the electricity from powerplants that power such vehicles, and the actual Tesla emissions could be between 156 to 180 grams of CO2 per kilometer (249 and 289 grams of CO2 per mile).”

James Bovard says that hysteria over school safety won’t keep us safe.

And Hans Bader says that lifting the ban on kidney sales would save 30,000 American lives annually.

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John Solomon at The Hill asks 10 important questions that could turn the tables on Russia-collusion investigators.

Andrew McCarthy of National Review has an article at NY Post detailing how and why the Obama FBI and DOJ spied on the Trump 2016 campaign.

Charles Glass says that Julian Assange languishes in prison as his journalistic collaborators brandish their prizes.

Moon of Alabama has an article on the CIA director using fake Skripal incident photos to psy-op Trump.

Jacob Hornberger discusses Republicans’ love of healthcare socialism.

Dr. Gary Kohls asks, What could possibly go wrong with this (continually increasing) neurotoxic and autoimmunity-inducing vaccine schedule?

And William Anderson comments on the college admissions cheating scandal, and how it relates to the emphasis on political capitalism in society as compared to the old Soviet Union.

The Anti-Freedom Authoritarians Still Rule

As soon as “special” counsel Robert Mueller and his team of Hillary Clinton donors handed in their term paper to attorney general William Barr, the hacks in CONgress initiated a demand from the IRS for Donald Trump’s tax returns. “Well, if we can’t get Trump on Russia collusions by making it all up then we’ll try to find something — anything — in his tax returns. Massachusetts moonbat Richie Neal is now in pursuit of those tax returns. Hey, Richie Neal, how about if Judicial Watch goes after your tax returns and those of others in CONgress, hmmm?

And the arrest of Julian Assange of WikiLeaks isn’t just coincidental coming a week or two after the “Mueller Report.” As law professor Jonathan Turley wrote in his column, the U.S. government  is going after Assange for embarrassing the corrupt bureaucrats of DC.

But Ronald McDonald Trump, the Clown-in-Chief, is not to be trusted to continue his “I love WikiLeaks” proclamation, because of his being low-IQ and easily manipulable by the “national security” robots who advise him. So easily psy-opped, that is. Trump is extremely authoritarian and he will side with the military swamp who are the true rulers of Amerika. Assange published national security “secrets,” after all.

Yeah, it’s a “secret” that members of our military targeted and murdered innocent civilians for fun and sport in Iraq and Afghanistan, that Hilary wanted to eavesdrop on foreign diplomats (which our regime has been doing anyway, duh). And we know these things thanks to WikiLeaks! Go, WikiLeaks!

And it’s a national security “secret” that Hillary Rotten Clinton rigged the 2016 primaries against Bernie and that Donna Brazille gave Hillary the answers to questions at a CNN Town Hall event. Or that that Clinton campaign would “tee up stories” for Maggie Haberman of the New York Slimes. And we know these things thanks to WikiLeaks! Go, WikiLeaks!

And with the William Barr assertion that there was “spying” going on against the Trump campaign and for political purposes. Listen to the media hacks like Chris Matthews and Jennifer Rubin scolding Barr for using the word “spy” and denying that that is what the FBI did, some of the hacks calling Barr “Trump’s Roy Cohn.” Listen to former CIA and FBI shady characters John Brennan and James Comey saying there was no “spying.” Comey’s knee-slapper: “the FBI, the Department of Justice conduct court-ordered electronic surveillance. I have never thought of that as spying.” (The FBI knowingly abused FISA spying authority to go after the Trump campaign. Doesn’t he know that? Oh, that’s right. He does.)

Unfortunately, we see what a drooling authoritarian Donald Trump is, and will decide that, at the end of the day, FBI/CIA/ETC spying powers must be protected and so his DOJ and Barr ultimately will not prosecute the real criminals, Comey, McCabe, Brennan, Rosenstein, et al., and instead will “shoot the messenger,” Assange.

And another sign of Trump’s authoritarian anti-freedom drool is his anti-foreigner, anti-immigration fascism, “Build the Wall,” rather than seeing that it’s the U.S. government’s drug war and interventionist foreign policy that are driving people out of Central America, and ending those policies. But no, he’s a vicious drug warrior, not seeing the irrationality and destruction of such government central planning. Drugs bad, alcohol good. These schmucks in government will never learn.

The other side of the same authoritarian government coin are the “democratic socialists,” who want to empower the government to seize private industry from those who know how to run things and give the controls over to those who don’t. People who want to ban everything from plastic shopping bags to cars, trucks and planes. Mass impoverishment and starvation. Not good. Meanwhile, stopping ALL of carbon emissions worldwide still won’t stop climate change, which has been going on for millions of years and will continue, no matter what you do.