Social Articles from 2017

Reign of Idiots

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Reign of Idiots
By Chris Hedges
Posted May 25, 2017

failure of the empireThe idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social service programs for the poor, and project economic growth on the basis of myth. Idiot industrialists poison the water, the soil and the air, slash jobs and depress wages. Idiot bankers gamble on self-created financial bubbles and impose crippling debt peonage on the citizens.

Idiot journalists and public intellectuals pretend despotism is democracy. Idiot intelligence operatives orchestrate the overthrow of foreign governments to create lawless enclaves that give rise to enraged fanatics. Idiot professors, “experts” and “specialists” busy themselves with unintelligible jargon and arcane theory that buttresses the policies of the rulers. Idiot entertainers and producers create lurid spectacles of sex, gore and fantasy.

There is a familiar checklist for extinction. We are ticking off every item on it. More…

America’s Deep State Wars – The Horror! The Horror!

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America’s Deep State Wars – The Horror! The Horror!
By James Quinn
Posted May 14, 2017

deep state warsThere seems to be a common theme when it comes to how all presidents end up doing the bidding of the military industrial complex as soon as they settle into the Oval Office, no matter what they said during their campaigns. Trump is the latest example of talking diplomacy, no nation building, non-interventionism, and not putting boots on the ground, and then doing the exact opposite within weeks of taking office.

The game plan is tried and true. The Deep State either creates or provokes a false flag event to set in motion the pressure to respond militarily. They utilize their propaganda emitting media mouthpieces to spread disinformation and create the opinions of the non-critical thinking masses. Dramatic visual images and a storyline with an evil villain are essential to properly influencing a pliable, easily misled, oblivious public.

The use of false flag events, fake news, and staged graphic photographs to control and manipulate public opinion has been utilized for decades by the Deep State to push the country into military conflict craved by the military industrial complex. We’ve known for almost a century war is a racket, as described by General Smedley Butler in 1935. More…

States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Lower Rates of Opioid-Related Deaths, Study Finds

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States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Lower Rates of Opioid-Related Deaths, Study Finds
By Carolanne Wright
Posted May 12, 2017

states with medical marijuana have fewer opioid deathsA recent study has stumbled upon a surprising finding: in states with legalized medical marijuana programs, opioid painkiller deaths have taken a sharp downward turn.

Data analysis revealed that hospitals failed to see the predicted uptick of pot smokers cross through their doors, but instead found a substantial drop in opioid users. While fears that the legalization of medical marijuana would lead to an increase of cannabis-related hospitalizations were proven to be unfounded, researchers discovered opioid overdoses decreased by 13 percent. Considering deaths from opioid use have skyrocketed over the last decade, the results of the study are significant. More…

Life For Rent

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Life For Rent
by Don Findlay
Posted May 8, 2017

yoou have no choiceWe are born into this world, into a game that’s already started. We arrive late…. really late, for the game is almost completed. As in Monopoly, all of the properties are owned and everywhere we land, rents must be paid.

We have no choice…. these are the rules of the game. The game is not an option. There is no other way to survive. The land and the resources necessary for alternatives are gone, and laws prevent us from hunting, fishing, and cultivating independent societies. To survive we need money and money is the key to winning the game.

All talk of freedom is absurd. We are only “free” to get into their game. The rules are set, quitting is illegal, so get started “earning a living”. We have no human right to be alive. We must earn our right to exist by submitting to the authority of those who are winning the game. More…

The State Of The Union And Movement

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The State Of The Union And Movement
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
Posted May 1, 2017

state of the unionThe United States is a failing empire: the domestic economy has fallen to a level equivalent to a developing nation for most of us while the stock markets, especially for weapons-makers, are at record levels.

It has taken decades for the US to get here. Long-term mis-leadership created the environment where a “Make America Great Again” presidential candidate, whose fame came from being a reality-TV star and someone who put his name in giant gold letters on every business he ran, could con his way into office in large part because he is not a politician. Given a choice between the status quo, which hasn’t been working, and a candidate who portrayed himself as anti-establishment, voters called the bluff and voted for Trump. Now the US has become a joke to the rest of the world.

Instead of analyzing why we’ve found ourselves in this situation, the establishment blames Russia. The Democrats are pretending to be “the resistance,” but they forget that the people know they are kleptocrats too, willing to sacrifice our communities to make wealth for themselves and profits for their corporate friends while most people live with economic insecurity. More…

The REAL New World Order

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The REAL New World Order
By Jeff Nielson
Posted April 25, 2017

the REAL New World OrderRegular readers are familiar with the Old World Order : the cabal of Western oligarchs who control not only our own puppet governments, but generally dictate events to most nations around the world. The vehicle used by these oligarchs to maintain their (economic) control over Western governments to keep them meek and submissive is the One Bank .

Regular readers are also familiar with this entity. The One Bank is a banking crime syndicate. Its dimensions have been previously defined in the computer modeling of a trio of Swiss researchers. The finding of that model is that by itself this crime syndicate controls roughly 40% of the entire global economy – all of the most important sectors.

What is one of the biggest problems for the One Bank? When you are a crime syndicate which controls 40% of the global economy, it becomes hard to continue to hide in the shadows. More…

Leaked NSA Malware Threatens Windows Users Around the World

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Leaked NSA Malware Threatens Windows Users Around the World
By Sam Biddle
Posted April 25, 2017

NSA malware threatens Windows usersThe ShadowBrokers, an entity previously confirmed by The Intercept to have leaked authentic malware used by the NSA to attack computers around the world, today released another cache of what appears to be extremely potent (and previously unknown) software capable of breaking into systems running Windows. The software could give nearly anyone with sufficient technical knowledge the ability to wreak havoc on millions of Microsoft users.

The crown jewel of the implant collection appears to be a program named FUZZBUNCH, which essentially automates the deployment of NSA malware, and would allow a member of agency’s Tailored Access Operations group to more easily infect a target from their desk. More…

How Western Civilization Could Collapse

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How Western Civilization Could Collapse
By Rachel Nuwer
Posted April 23, 2017

western collapse scenariosThe political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion slow or cease, the pillars that define our society – democracy, individual liberties, social tolerance and more – would begin to teeter. Our world would become an increasingly ugly place, one defined by a scramble over limited resources and a rejection of anyone outside of our immediate group. Should we find no way to get the wheels back in motion, we’d eventually face total societal collapse.

Such collapses have occurred many times in human history, and no civilization, no matter how seemingly great, is immune to the vulnerabilities that may lead a society to its end. Regardless of how well things are going in the present moment, the situation can always change. More…

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