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Charles Hugh Smith ~ You Want A Solution? Try Not To Get Hurt When It Collapses, Then Start Over

“Do I have to go on? Every major system is fundamentally broken, yet we persist in claiming it isn’t broken and only needs a few policy tweaks because our self-interest is served by keeping our place at the feeding trough intact, never mind the consequences.” C H Smith

CharlesHughSmithOnce the deadwood piles high enough, the random lightning strike ignites a fire so fast-moving and so hot that it cannot be suppressed, and the entire financial system burns to the ground.

In discussing our broken healthcare system with a 22-year college graduate,
 I opined that Obamacare hadn’t fixed anything that was broken. She observed that real reform was impossible due to vested interests and the only real solution was to “start over.”

Exactly.


People constantly ask me for solutions to our all-too visible ills.
 You want solutions? Here’s the solution for every systemic, structural problem we face: Avoid getting hurt when it collapses, then start over.

Over the nine years I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve offered dozens of systemic solutions, and have reprinted dozens more submitted by readers. For example:

Nobody likes these solutions because they disrupt everyone’s place at the feeding trough. People get deeply offended when their place at the trough and their complicity in a corrupt, inefficient, wasteful, fraudulent and unsustainable system are challenged.

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Sartre ~ The Death Of Independence

“Practice sedition when despotism becomes the operative governmental conduct.” Sartre

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Breaking All The Rules Editorial ~ July 4th has been the national birth date since the inception of the country. Americans want to celebrate past glories because there are few reasons to believe that the current government or society is worthy of rejoicing. Deifying the Founding Fathers and their wisdom usually is rooted upon the construction of a constitution based on separations of powers and shared authorities with individual states. Lost in this commemoration is the concept of true and lasting independence.

After a heated ratification process, Rhode Island on May 29, 1790, became the last of the 13th original colonies to approve constitutional central authority dominance. The years between 1787 and 1790 witnessed a betrayal of the American Revolution with that confirmation. In government schools, students taught that the Articles of Confederation was a failure, began their indoctrination into the cult of jingoist Federal Government Nationalism. Like most history, the version that becomes fact is the one written by the victor.

The undeniable reality of writing a constitution that provided exclusive powers over state governments creates a supreme national government, while destroying any effective restrictions upon the inevitable accumulation of absolute power. Bill of Right protections and the concept of “Federalism” are mere hollow promises when special esquire privileged “bar association” lawyers purport to possess the predominant right to determine and judge what the common law means.

The inevitability of a decent into despotism, built into the structure of Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution, commonly referred to as the Supremacy Clause, has proven true. It establishes that the federal constitution and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions.

Insatiable appetites and lust for power marks the ascendency of legislative, bureaucratic and judicial careers throughout the three branches of central government. Incrementalism and deception has evolved into open defiance and unfettered arrogance. The political class pretends that partisan parties actually offer loyal opposition, when both are camouflaged versions of the same vermin. As likely that cockroaches will inherit the earth, it is more certain that parasitic politicians steal the hopes and dreams of citizens, while destroying any chance for the common-man to have a future worth living. Continue reading

Paul Craig Roberts ~ Professor Francis Boyle On Impeachment Of Bush And Obama

“Both political parties are irredeemably evil. Neither has any redeeming virtues.” ~ P C Roberts

PaulCraigRobertsAs Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Richest Representative of the One Percent in the House of Representatives, said: “Impeachment is off the table.” Nevertheless, Insouciant Californians still send the bought-and paid-for hireling to Washington

In my day if an experienced professor of international and constitutional law, such as University of Illinois Professor Francis A. Boyle, called for impeachment of a president, it was a serious situation for the president. But no more. Today an American president can ride roughshod over constitutional lawyers, the US Constitution and US statutory law without any danger of impeachment. To avoid impeachment today, all a president has to do is to avoid having a sexual affair with a White House intern in the Oval Office, or is that the Oral Orifice.

America’s last two presidents, Obama and George W. Bush, have established the precedent that impeachment is a “dead letter law.” Impeachment is unlikely ever again to be a threat to a tyrannical president. Congress and the Federal Judiciary have accepted their impotence. Both “coequal” branches of government are happy in their subservience to the Executive Power. Members of Congress and the Judiciary are still permitted to pretend that they are important, like Roman Senators under the Caesars, but both are incapable of challenging the Executive Branch where a Caesar now rules independently of law and the Constitution.

I have received a communication from University of Illinois Law School Professor Francis A. Boyle, an internationally famous representative of human rights, with J.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University, a man revered in many countries of the world, although not in Washington:

“On Tuesday 11 March 2003, with the Bush Jr. administration’s war of aggression against Iraq staring the American People, Congress and Republic in their face, Congressman John Conyers of Michigan, the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee (which has jurisdiction over Bills of Impeachment), convened an emergency meeting of forty or more of his top advisors, most of whom were lawyers. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and debate immediately putting into the U.S. House of Representatives Bills of Impeachment against President Bush Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and then Attorney General John Ashcroft in order to head off the impending war. Congressman Conyers kindly requested that Ramsey Clark and I come to the meeting in order to argue the case for impeachment. Continue reading

Josey Wales ~ 23 Obama Lies That Cannot Be Disputed, Complete With Video Documentation

BeforeItsNews March 19 2014 (Thanks, Mike)

ObamaLiesMany Americans are finally realizing that they have been duped, Obama and his administration have consistently lied to the American people since he took office and even before he took office. Yet there are some people to turn a blind eye to Obama’s lies and deceptions.

Well here is a list of 23 Obama lies that they cannot dispute. How much longer will the American people tolerate this administrations lies, and usurpation of American’s constitutional rights? How much more evidence do we need to oust this imposter?

Below you will find a list of 23 bold face lies that Obama and his administration have consistantly told the American people. The next time someone asks you what lies are those, you can show them this list and the videos I have included in this post, how can they argue with these facts?

#1 “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”

White House Hit Again Over Misleading Obamacare Claims – Obama Lies Again – The Kelly File Wake The Hell Up America [Video]

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Paul Craig Roberts ~ The Five Criminals: In America The Gestapo Has Replaced The Rule Of Law

Paul Craig Roberts  February 13 2014

PaulCraigRobertsRT is the best English language news source available to Americans. On January 29, RT published a photo of 5 presidential appointees lying through their teeth to Congress.
http://rt.com/usa/intel-hearing-snowden-threats-369/

All five of these Gestapo wannabes are in violation of their oath of office to protect the Constitution of the United States. They have relentlessly violated the Constitution, which makes these five, who are in charge of US intelligence and black operations, traitors to the United States. Yet, they have not been arrested and put on trial. Congress is content to sit there and listen to their ongoing lies time after time after time, despite the fact that these 5 have committed more and worse crimes against our country than the “terrorists” that serve as an excuse for the crimes committed by the intelligence agencies.

Remember, dear readers, it is a crime for you to lie to any federal agent even if you are not under oath or before Congress. How much more evidence do you need that you are not a citizen of the United States but a mere serf of the federal government? Will you ever wake up?

James Clapper, who has the grand title of Director Of National Intelligence, is an admitted liar to the US Congress but nevertheless remains in office. That Clapper is still in office is a good measure of the decline both in the integrity of the US government and in the integrity that Congress, media, and the public expect from the government. President Nixon was driven from office for a very small thing: Nixon lied about when he learned about a burglary with which he had nothing to do. Clapper brazenly lied to the US Congress, denying that he was spying on members of the US Congress.

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Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. ~ Militarized Police: The Standing Army The Founders Warned About

TheNewAmerican  January 8 2014

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Photo of Seattle Police SWAT team: AP Images

Cops storm a house wearing masks covering their faces, dressed in military special forces-style black uniforms and battle helmets. They bust down the door using a battering ram, then rush the occupants, seizing and breaking one camera and preventing another from recording the remarkable scene.

What was the heinous and violent crime of which the intended target of the raid was charged? Murder? Rape?

Credit card fraud.

This is the incredible, incomprehensible story told by Radley Balko in an op-ed published February 4 in the Washington Post.

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Bill Whittle ~ Executive Lawlessness: Obama Skirts Constitution in Pursuit of Power [Video]

PJ Media  January 28 2014 (Thanks, Minty)

You don’t want to miss Trifecta’s three part series on President Obama’s Executive lawlessness. In part one, Trifecta looks at Obama’s abuse of power.

Hear how Obama ignores the U.S. Constitution and passes law without congressional authority. Is Obama the first American dictator? Hear the answer.

 

Catherine J. Frompovich ~ Is History Repeating Itself?

ActivistPost  November 29 2013

Since my last blog, How THEY Got Control, I have received email comments that, if I were to share with my readers, probably wouldn’t surprise you. Many readers have sized up, and are fed up with, what’s going on in the USA in the name of change, i.e., socialism and/or fascism. Yes, that’s what they are calling the form of governance we have had since 2009.

Quite frankly, I would never have thought when I was a schoolgirl that I would be living through or writing about the untenable turn of criminal-political-events that are occurring – and not checked nor remedied – with no relief in sight, especially in the USA. As an aside, I lived through World War II; I remember well the day WWII ended and how America acted. If readers would like to hear that story, just say so in the comment section and I will write an article about it.

Currently, it seems all branches of government are infected with some strain of acceptable malfeasance in office. There’s a mean-spirited control-freak ‘disease’ that seems to be filtering from the top down, and everyone salutes it – from the media to the classroom and everywhere in between. Lies and misrepresentation are totally acceptable. What happened to truth in advertising? When selling a health insurance plan, isn’t that advertising?

The disease, which I’ve nicknamed ‘Terminal-governmentitis’, has symptoms that come on rather innocuously and then emerge with a vengeance, often couched in nothing but pure lies and fear mongering.

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