NASA: ‘Catastrophic’ Supervolcano Poses Bigger Threat To Mankind Than Asteroid

NASA has warned that a catastrophic supervolcano’s eruption poses a bigger threat to humanity than does an asteroid. An eruption at Yellowstone, for example, would be an apocalyptic event – one which human beings have never experienced.

A supervolcano has the ability to “push mankind to extinction” with an eruption, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) further warned.  The space agency conducted a “thought experiment” called, Defending Human Civilization From Supervolcanic Eruptions.  In it, researchers stated that a supervolcano eruption was more likely to happen on Earth in the future than an asteroid hitting the earth, according to the Express Daily. NASA added: “Supervolcanic eruptions occur more frequently than a large asteroid or comet impacts that would have a similarly catastrophic effect to human civilization.” Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers found that collisions from asteroids which are more than 2km in diameter occurred “half as often as supervolcanic eruptions.”

A supervolcano is defined as a volcano which is big enough to cause an eruption which could project more than 1000 km3 of material into the atmosphere. The term “supervolcano” was introduced to describe eruptions capable of “plunging the world into a catastrophe and push humanity to the brink of extinction,” according to researchers.

The caldera underneath Yellowstone National Park is perhaps the most famous supervolcano in the United States.  Yellowstone has the capacity to extinct humanity if it ever erupts.

What Would Happen To The World If The Yellowstone Super Volcano Erupted Right Now?

Yellowstone is due for another eruption at any time, and no one knows when. Scientists haven’t even offered much of an educated guess, but NASA did say that they had plans to save the world from Yellowstone previously.  Although they admitted the plan could cause an eruption.

NASA’S Risky Plan To Save Us From Yellowstone Could Trigger A Massive Eruption

As of now, there is no good solution or fix to an eruption.  Continue to be prepared, as many scientists say that an eruption at Yellowstone would cause a nuclear winter and there wouldn’t be enough food stored for everyone. Researchers have found that if a supervolcano like Yellowstone did erupt, then a “volcanic winter” would ensue. The length of said volcanic winter could surpass the “amount of stored food worldwide,” wrote Express Daily. 

Volcanologists claim that MOST volcanoes display warning signs weeks before they erupt, however, some do not.  U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program coordinator John Eichelberger told Life’s Little Mysteries: “These signs may include very small earthquakes beneath the volcano, slight inflation, or swelling, of the volcano and increased emission of heat and gas from vents on the volcano. Rising magma causes solid rock to break, sending earthquake signals.

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Seismologists: California Is In An “Earthquake Drought”

According to scientists who study California’s seismic activity, the state is in an “earthquake drought.”  With fears of the “big one” and likely more fires to already worry about, the state has found itself in a precarious situation.

That “Prepper’s Mindset” we’ve so often referred to could come in handy if you live in California, or even in a state that borders it. But the earthquake drought is apparently, ongoing.  It has been almost five years since the state experienced its last earthquake of magnitude 6 or stronger, which occurred in Napa, according to the LA TimesBefore that, a quake that did a lot of damage in Mexicali in Southern California struck in 2010.

America STILL Lacks A ‘Culture Of Preparedness’ Even After Repeated Warnings

Experts have advised the West Coast to brace for the “Big One,” the earthquake that could destroy the state’s infrastructure and economy for years, forcing a mass migration east. “Earthquake rates are quite variable: We have a decade or two where we don’t have many earthquakes, and people expect that’s what California is always like,” said Elizabeth Cochran, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Eventually, “we’re going to dramatically see a change in earthquake rates.”

An earthquake drought certainly sounds like a catastrophic apocalyptic event, however, the scientists seem to be merely wanting people warned as a means to prepare for the worst (which we should all be doing anyway.) This urgent alert comes as “memories” of other massive quakes have faded in the minds of people, therefore, it is no longer a priority to be prepared. The experts have added that Californians should ignore the warnings of this “earthquake drought” at their own peril.

“Along the main plate boundary faults, we are in a deficit of earthquakes in the last 100 years,” said Tom Rockwell, a San Diego State paleoseismologist. “At some point, that’s going to change. We’re going to have some big earthquakes.”  Those quakes will occur when the force on the plates under the surface of the Earth finally need to relieve the pressure, causing damages.

FEMA Preps For the Big One: “Involves A Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake Along Cascadia Subduction Zone”

There may be periods “where things get kind of all locked up and no earthquakes happen for a while. You store a lot of strain in the Earth’s crust,” said Tom Jordan, USC professor of geophysics. “Once it gets going, it’s like a set of dominoes. You might get multiple events if you have enough strain energy stored in the crust because it’s been a long time since an earthquake.”

Preparedness is a mindset, and once you achieve it, comes with a peace of mind that only can be described as euphoric. If your finances don’t allow you to buy and store extra food or water just yet, get your mindset right, and the rest will follow.

The 10 Daily Habits of Prepared People

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Signs Of Another Recession Are Literally Everywhere

The signs of yet another economic recession are everywhere.  In fact, it seems hard to find any positive economic news anymore, even though a mere few months ago, it was difficult to find a report signaling the United States might be headed for some turmoil.

The Federal Reserve finally turned more dovish recently, alluding to market fears.  Stating they wouldn’t be raising interest rates again, which makes borrowing money more expensive, was just one of the signs that we may need to prepare ourselves for another downturn. With the current state of the average American’s finances, any hiccup in the economy could be bad news for those living paycheck to paycheck (or 78% of Americans.)

Some economic analysts are now saying that very soon, the central bankers at the Fed will begin actively easing by reinvesting the Fed’s maturing mortgage bonds into Treasury securities. It’s not exactly “Quantitative Easing I, II, and III,” but it will have some of the same effects, according to GoldSeek.com. Two factors appear to be the catalyst to the Fed’s “thinking” on this dovish turn.

The first is the increasing recognition of the same slowing global growth that made other central banks turn dovish in recent months. The second is the Fed’s realization that its previous course risked inverting the yield curve, which was violently turning against its fourth-quarter expectations and possibly toward recession. Raising rates at that point would not have looked good for central banks in the history books, hence the backtracking. But eventually, their history will be ruined either way – this is just a “kick the can down the road” temporary solution.

Central Banks Prepare For A Slow Down In The Economy; But The Fed Can’t Fix This Crisis

GoldSeek.com believes, as we do, that a recession is approaching but it’s not quite here just yet.  The latest data is not encouraging, however, and it won’t be long before we start to see canyons, instead if some minor cracks in this economy. The most glaring concern for economic analysts is that the global economy clearly hasn’t recovered from the last recession like it did in previous cycles. Money printing and QE has failed to work this time regardless of the fancy stock market “recovery” numbers. Rising prices and wage stagnation have led to a wealth gap that has seen the more ignorant masses calling for socialism and complete government control over the economy.

Those solutions have failed every single time they’ve been tried, but people have lost all hope that they can make it in this already authoritarian environment created by the elite politicians and central bankers.  What the disillusioned masses fail to realize is that they are held back by themselves, and the beliefs in the rules put in place to intentionally keep them down and brainwash them into believing they are nothing without government dominance and control.  But it’s time to take back power from the government and central bankers, not add to it.

You can begin by preparing for the inevitable, even if it’s early. In fact, the earlier the better! Preparing yourself for a recession is simple, but it is also incredibly difficult at the same time.  You will need to become as financially free as you possibly can before it hits you square in your wallet.

How Prepare For An Economic Downturn: Go Debt-Free In 2019

To do that, you’ll need to live on less and pay off debts.  Throw every spare cent at your debt, and watch your payments dwindle. When you don’t owe anyone any money, you are free to do with your income what you choose, and buying some extra food and bottled water is never a bad idea. Seriously, who knows what could happen? A severe storm could even warrant using that stored food and water, in you’ll be glad you took on a preparedness mindset when the economic SHTF.

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Trump Threatens To Shut Down Southern Border – Even For Trade

President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the United States – Mexico border, even for trade. In a tweet sent out Friday, Trump said he’d shut down the border if Mexico refuses to tackle the illegal immigration issue he’s made a cornerstone of his presidency.

Trade problems have already hit Americans right in their wallets and Trump continues to threaten to make things worse.  In a series of tweets, the president made threats that will be a bit difficult to follow through with. And he started by throwing some shade at Democrats in typical U.S. political rhetoric.

According to RT, shortly after issuing the inflammatory tweets, Trump confirmed to reporters that the border shutdown could affect “all trade,” and that he would “keep it closed for a long time.” The president added, “I’m not playing games, Mexico has to stop it,” he added.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez told CNN that “the entirety of the immigration system is absolutely overwhelmed,” adding that it was essential to “work with our Mexican counterparts” to handle the issue.

Closing the border could make things even harder on those trying to enforce the already cumbersome immigration laws in effect and trade fights have already hurt the average American. Prices have gone up and layoffs have taken place as companies lose money thanks to the tariffs.  Additionally, it hasn’t fixed the trade deficit with China Trump was concerned about. In fact,  it’s made it worse. 

More Trade War Failures: US Trade Deficit Hits Highest Level In A Decade

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have been fairly quick to point the finger at each other. Especially after footage emerged of hundreds of migrants being housed under a bridge in El Paso due to the extremely crowded situation in detention facilities. Border Patrol Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced earlier in the week that the agency had even begun to consider the “direct releases” of migrants that the government (U.S. taxpayer) is unable to provide for.

Trade has been a concern for over a year now, and with no end in sight, Trump could be making a massive mistake by further hampering free trade between nations and causing the costs of goods and services to continue to rise at a point when Americans can’t afford it.

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Gun Control Costs: Dick’s Sporting Goods Takes $150 Million Loss, CEO Is Perfectly Fine With It

Dick’s Sporting Goods took a hard Communist stance against guns in the wake of the school shooting at Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Since then, Dick’s has lost over $150 million, but the CEO is ok with it.

In the midst of the retail apocalypse, Dick’s CEO Ed Stack has decided it isn’t important to make money, it’s only important to be a flamboyant leftist. According to a Bloomberg report, that Dick’s lost about $150 million after the company publically came out for gun control, yet Stack continues to stand his ground. He addressed America’s gun policy, saying, “The system does not work. It’s important that when you know there’s something that’s not working, and it’s to the detriment of the public, you have to stand up.”

Dick’s quit selling their definition of “high capacity magazines” and “assault rifles” in the wake of the shooting in Parkland, Florida while a bunch of teenagers demanded perfectly innocent people give up their rights to suit the feelings of those upset. The company also raised its own personal minimum purchase age for long guns to 21, according to a report by Breitbart. 

But Stack should probably not be too comfortable with a loss of $150 million.  The retail apocalypse is upon us, and Dick’s could now be in the crosshairs, and they’ll probably be upset that that terminology was used. On April 17, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Dick’s would not be sending the unsold “assault rifles” and “high capacity” magazines back to manufacturers. Rather, they would destroy them wasting millions of dollars.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Will DESTROY All Guns Removed From Shelves

“Thoughts and prayers are not enough,” the company said in a statement. “We support and respect the Second Amendment, and we recognize and appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding citizens. But we have to help solve the problem that’s in front of us.”

So they intend to destroy guns that good people would never use to harm anyone unless a self-defense situation warranted it.  That’s like castrating yourself because your neighbor has too many kids. But no one has ever accused a gun control activist of using logic.  –SHTFPlan

The result of the decision to pull the guns from the shelves and destroy them has resulted in a monetary loss that’s massive and noticeable. In the era of the “retail apocalypse,” look for this retailer to be added to the list of those closing stores or liquidating in 2019.

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President Trump Signs Executive Order Demanding Study On EMP Weapons Risks To US

President Donald Trump signed an executive order demanding a study be done on the risks of electromagnetic weapons. An electromagnetic pulse could disable the entire power grid in the United States using in an extreme SHTF situation for a vast majority of people.

According to Bloomberg, Trump wants increased awareness in both the private and public sectors of the dangers of such a weapon’s deployment.  The president wants all people to increase their planning for an EMP, whether it’s produced by a bomb or a cosmic event, administration officials said in a conference call. The officials had also said the order was driven by concern about the general risks of an EMP, not a specific threat.

The White House confirmed that the president has signed the executive order titled Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulse. “This executive order advances increased resilience to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) events by directing better data gathering, testing, and private-sector coordination to implement protective measures,” the announcement said, according to WND“President Trump will always do what it takes to keep Americans safe. Today’s executive order – the first ever to establish a comprehensive policy to improve resilience to EMPs – is one more example of how the administration is keeping its promise to always be vigilant against present dangers and future threats,” the White House said.

power grid failure could result in long term loss of life should it go on for a period of time.  If you’ve ever wanted to prepare for such an event, now would be a good time to begin your research.

The U.S. government has long described an EMP as a potential catastrophe.  And with everyone on the grid in some way, it has the ability to become apocalyptic incredibly quickly. The execution of an EMP attack would make it impossible to conduct banking transactions and food delivery trucks will be stopped in the tracks. People will no longer be acting like people when there is no food on the shelves and they are hungry.

According to WND, there are several nations that have the ability to use an EMP to disable our way of life in the U.S. It could be an “extinction level event” for tens of millions in this country, as most are highly dependent of the system. WND had previously reported only weeks ago on a new federal government report, “Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage,” that warned that the United States’ response plans and resources would be hugely “outmatched” by a catastrophic power outage, which could leave society in disarray and many people dead.

There are ways to prepare yourself and your family for the potential of a power grid failure.  Start with the book, The Prepper’s Blueprint by Tess Pennington. In it, there is valuable information and easy to follow checklists that can help even a beginner feel more prepared for any catastrophic event.

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Rand Paul Wants Obama Officials INVESTIGATED For Inventing ‘Russian Conspiracy’ Hoax

Most Americans have heard by now that the inquiry of special investigator Robert Mueller into the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia during the 2016 presidential election was a giant failure.  While leftists and the media lost their collective minds thanks to a narrative they invented, Rand Paul suggested Obama officials should take a turn in the hot seat.

Senator Rand Paul has called on the Justice Department to investigate the Obama aides who forced the false claims into the minds of the public using propaganda and brainwashing tactics. According to The Washington Examiner, Paul used Twitter to call for an investigation of those responsible to the “Russian conspiracy hoax” perpetrated on the American people.

Others have called for a probe into Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Barack Obama’s administration for alleged attempts to spy on president Donald Trump during the 2016 election. Trump campaign pollster John McLaughlin believes it is past time to get it started too. “I’m very concerned that it’s becoming more clear that the Obama administration was able to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on our campaign based on phony opposition research from the Clinton campaign. Having federal law enforcement spy on a presidential campaign based on phony campaign research is really distressing and the true untold story,” he said.

“In retrospect, we now know this is one of the worst transitions in American history,” former Bush White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer told The Washington Times. “On the surface, they played nicely and said nice things. But below the surface, it is clear several people in the Obama administration were doing everything they could to leave time bombs behind that would detonate all around Donald Trump and his administration.” 

The bigger picture is that had this gone sourer than it already has, the Obama administration could have ignited a war with Russia.

Before the tears of the saddened liberals dried after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president, Obama was at it with his “pen and phone,” determined to destroy any chance Trump had at being a success. Obama, who was upset that Hillary Clinton would watch Donald Trump inaugurated as president, decided to shift blame to Russia. He authorized a covert cyber operation to deploy “implants” in Russian networks that could be triggered remotely in retaliation to any future cyber aggression by Moscow, TheWashington Post reported Friday.

The implants, developed by the NSAare designed to hit Russian networks deemed “important to the adversary and that would cause them pain and discomfort if they were disrupted,” a former U.S. official told The Washington Post. Note the use of the word “adversary,” almost as if Obama’s goal was to begin a war with Russia. And to make matters worse, “U.S. intelligence agencies do not need further approval from (President) Trump, and officials said that he would have to issue a countermanding order to stop it,” the Post reported“The officials said that they have seen no indication that Trump has done so.” –SHTFPlan, June 2017

This conspiracy likely goes much deeper than anyone will ever be allowed to know.

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Debt Compounds With Socialist Policies: 40% Of NY and CA Want To MOVE OUT

Americans have gotten themselves into a predicament.  With debt levels at all-time highs, 40% of those living in California and New York want to flee their states for tax havens and less socialist policies.

YouTube channel, Money GPS has been putting together videos laying out the major problems with obtaining debt.  Most Americans start right out of high school with student loans, and supplement their lifestyle with credit cards, shackling them to debt repayment for a good portion of their lives.  But the debt problem continues to compound and rather than pay off their debts and reach financial freedom, Americans take out more loans. In fact, according to Money GPS, it’s so bad today that many people in New York and California suggest they literally can’t afford to live there anymore and are considering moving.

The debt crisis will collapse the nation. –Money GPS

And once you add the high cost of socialist policies onto the backs of the already majorly indebted, far too many Americans are flung into poverty by not being able to keep what they have earned. Now, 40% of Californians and New Yorkers want to flee their high-tax socialist utopias for some freedom and to experience less theft (taxation), and those numbers are exponentially on the rise. According to CNBC, known for putting a leftist/socialist spin on the news, Californians’ main fear was the cost of living.  But that is literally and entirely the government’s fault for instituting policies that require massive amounts of theft to cement.

In a poll which aimed to “pinpoint what’s causing the worst financial fears and stress among Americans,  California residents said their top financial stressor was the general cost of living.  Housing costs, made high by regulations, are forcing many residents to rethink where they’ve chosen to live.

New York residents, when polled, reported the same kind of problems.  Those who work for the government continue to line their pockets with money taken from the middle class.  This is causing the middle class to all but evaporate. According to the New York Post, the poll determined that more than a third of all city residents say they can’t afford to live anywhere in the state, let alone the “Big Apple” or New York City. Residents also believe economic hardship will send them packing in five years or less, according to a dismal new poll.

41 percent of New York resident fear they’ll be “forced” to pull up stakes and seek greener pastures where the economic climate is more welcoming. “They are making this city a city for the wealthy [government elitists], and they are really choking out the middle class,’’ said Ari Buitron, a 49-year-old paralegal and born-and-bred New Yorker from Forest Hills, Queens. New Yorkers are being lured down south thanks to the state’s immense tax burden and new federal tax policies that punish high-tax states, according to Miami property magnate Gil Dezer. “Because of the city tax and the non-deductibility of your real estate taxes, we’re seeing a lot more people with piqued interest,” he told The Post.

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Markets Aren’t Buying What The Fed Is Selling – Here’s Why

The markets are not buying what the Federal Reserve is attempting to sell in terms of their claims about the strength of the United States’ economy. In fact, more fears about the global economy have surfaced after the Fed’s recent shift in gears.

A surprisingly dovish turn by the Federal Reserve and intense new worries have rattled Wall Street, sparking more recession fears and concerns about a global economic slowdown. But it’s nothing that a week or two of good news can’t cure, right? As long as you listen to the Fed, who is promising to take care of all of us in the event of an economic meltdown.

According to Market Watch, some good news may fix the skittish feeling about the economy, but that good news is also not likely going to surface this week.  Especially considering there’s speculation that the reports trickling in about the U.S.’s economic state could still be effects of the partial government shutdown.

Everyday Americans base their understanding of the economy on how well they can see things around them going. Certain economic indicators, such as home sales and new construction, can be symptoms of the steep drop in mortgage rates since last October. The housing market has been hanging on by a thread, however, which doesn’t go very far with alleviating worries about the economy.

Even though Fed Chairman Jerome Powell described the U.S. economy as being “in a good place,” the decline in inflation can’t be disentangled from a slower growth in the U.S. and abroad. The Fed itself cut its U.S. growth forecast to 2.1% from 2.3%, compared to 2.9% in 2018. –Market Watch

Gloomy Economic Outlook: The Fed Cuts The Growth Prospect For The U.S.

Central banks are also preparing for the upcoming economic slowdown. The Trump administration’s war on free trade has also stomped on the economic growth potential.  The tariffs have affected most Americans at this point, and have hit that 78% who live paycheck to paycheck hard in the form of higher costs for goods and services.

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Dallas: Eyewitness Video Captures Bartender Pulling Gun On Unarmed Woman & Repeatedly Assaulting Her

Editor’s Note: I want to know why the guys videoing this didn’t put down the camera and go help the woman? Cowards.

Dallas police have arrested Austin Shuffield, a Deep Ellum Bartender who was caught on witness video repeatedly assaulting 24-year old L’Daijohnique Lee.

According to witnesses, Lee had pulled her vehicle over for a short period of time while dropping a friend off in the nightlife district of Downtown Dallas. Shuffield reportedly confronted the woman for blocking the entrance to the lot. Lee says Shuffield approached her vehicle after she eventually parked her car in an attempt to get a picture of her license plate, to which Lee told him to “get back or else she would mace him.”

Shuffield reportedly had a gun in his hand at the time, leading Lee to call police on her cell phone, which is around the time the following video begins.

In it, Shuffield can first be seen slapping the cell phone out of Lee’s hand, and then proceeding to level numerous punches to her head after she attempted to punch back following his initial attack.

A witness recorded the entire event via phone and at one point it shows the man, identified as Shuffield, pull out a gun during the confrontation.

He never points it at Lee or threatens her with it, however. “I got scared, I was like ‘you have a gun?’ The first thing I thought to do was call the police,” she said.

Authorities wrote that Lee said she then went to call 911, which is when Shuffield can be seen in the video slapping a phone out of her hand and kicking it away from her.

“He charged at me, and he just kept hitting me, and I was like ‘ok, ok, ok’,” Lee said.

Source: WFAA

Lee can be seen punching the woman at least five times, with several uppercuts being delivered:

Shuffield, who appears in the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department photo above, has been charged with Assault.

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NJ Governor Signs “Rain Tax” Bill; Residents Can Now BE TAXED When It Rains On Their Property

In what is one of the most corrupt and vile things to have ever happened to the American political system, residents of New Jersey will now be taxed when something 100% out of their control happens. New Jersey’s governor Phil Murphy signed 19 bills into law on Monday, one of which, was the so-called “rain tax.”

Unfortunately, there were supporters of this tyrannical and wholly dictatorial law. Dubbed S-1073, supporters call it “flood defense,” and say it will serve as a long-needed tool to manage flooding and dirty runoff from rainwater.  So there are actually human beings on earth who want others and themselves stolen from because it rains.  There is nothing more disturbing that the current political path the United States is currently one.  It’s downright horrifying, actually.

Government is downright evil and shameless when it comes to taxation. These pillagers of the public just sit around all day thinking and dreaming of events and things to tax. – Judy Morris Report

“Most importantly, it gives communities a way to access new resources in a fair and equitable manner, and invest in related benefits such as additional green space. We urge the governor to sign it,” said New Jersey Future’s Chris Sturm, who serves as the advocacy group’s managing director for policy and water, according to a report by Patch.

Some have criticized the bill (albeit, now enough) saying that it would impose taxes “based on the weather” which is an unfair system of stealing the money of others. Obviously, if you have any heart at all.  It also gives the government much more power and more authority to steal more money by expanding what’s already an overly unfair burden (all taxation is “unfair”) on New Jersey residents who were saddled with several new taxes in 2019.

Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips has said the “rain-tax” bill permits local communities to tax “based on the weather,” and allows unlimited bonding and debt to be placed on the backs of property taxpayers. Not that bonding and debt aren’t already on the backs of the taxpayer, it is, but now New Jersey gets to carry the financial burden when it rains.  “The last thing this state needs is more debt and another runaway tax. Especially one that taxes the weather” said DePhillips.

The so-called soft socialism of western nations is just an illusion. Western nations are bankrupt, their economies are disintegrating before their very eyes and the promises of lifetime pensions, welfare and healthcare are nothing more than propaganda lies that voters willingly drink. In the end, they will have nothing and be much worse off. Such is the fate of a person who votes for the police powers of the state to steal from another to give them what they want but never earned. –Judy Morris Report

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Christopher Steele ADMITS To Using Unverified Internet Post To Create The Trump Dossier

The infamous dossier created by “master spy” Christopher Steele is what allegedly started the investigation into president Donald Trump’s relations with Russia and their alleged “election meddling.” However, the creator of the “Steele dossier” admitted that he used an unverified internet post as a source while compiling the dubious document.

Trust in Robert Mueller and his investigation into Trump has severely eroded. According to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, of Americans agree with President Donald Trump’s contention that he has been the victim of a “witch hunt” which all began with the shoddy Steele dossier.

Congress Gives Clinton Operatives TWO WEEKS To Explain Russian Sourced Trump Disinformation Dossier

Steele, the ex-British spy who fueled Russiagate hysteria with his Democratic National Committee-commissioned opposition “research” on Donald Trump, admitted during a lawsuit deposition that he relied on unverified information contained in a report published by CNN iReport, which is a now-defunct “user-generated news site. Stories featured on iReport were submitted by citizen journalists and were not edited, fact-checked, or screened before being published.

According to RT, Steele acknowledged under questioning that he used an “assertation” or an opinion to come up with his dossier. “Do you understand that CNN iReports are or were nothing more than any random individuals’ assertions on the Internet?” Steele replied: “No, I, obviously, presume that if it is on a CNN site that it has some kind of CNN status. Albeit that it may be an independent person posting on the site.”

And of course, Trump took to mocking the spy on Twitter over his salacious dossier and admission.

Steele essentially used posts by random individuals to put together the document that spurred what now half of Americans believe to be a witch hunt.  As skepticism grows over the details in the dossier, and more turn from Mueller in the investigation, Trump comes out looking like the victim.

In December, Michael Isikoff, one of the first journalists to report on the document, conceded that Steele’s central claims were “likely false,” RT reported further. Coincidentally, Isikoff’s explosive report on alleged Trump-Russia links was cited extensively by the FBI to secure a warrant to spy on Trump adviser Carter Page.

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US Bankruptcies Surge Past Level Of Last Recession As Trade War Continues

As the trade war continues to rage on, it is causing severe pain in the United States’ economy. Bankruptcies are surging and are way past the level seen before the last recession.

Farmers all across the country are going bankrupt at an astounding rate. Now, over half of all farms in the U.S. are now losing money and there doesn’t appear to be any relief coming down the pipes. According to a report by Zero Hedge, bankruptcies in three regions covering major farm states last year rose to the highest level in at least 10 years.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, had double the bankruptcies in 2018 compared with 2008. In the Eighth Circuit, which includes states from North Dakota to Arkansas, bankruptcies swelled 96%. The 10th Circuit, which covers Kansas and other states, last year had 59% more bankruptcies than a decade earlier. –Zero Hedge

All of these bankruptcies affect every single human being.  We all eat, and the food system is already perched precariously on a cliff. The debate is still currently ongoing as to whether or not the economy is headed for a major disaster in the form of a recession. Either way, it’s safe to say that the farm industry has already hit bottom. But is it rock bottom yet?

Food Crisis In The Making: Farm Bankruptcies Reach Horrifying Levels

And now, the floods have all but destroyed what little some farmers had left. The floods which have pummeled the Midwest are inflicting a devastating toll on farmers and ranchers at a second after they can least afford it, elevating fears that this pure catastrophe will grow

“While you’re dropping cash to start out with, how do you tackle further losses?” asked Clint Pischel, 23, of Niobrara, Nebraska. Pischel’s lowland fields were flooded by the ice-filled Niobrara River after a dam failed. He spent Monday gathering 30 lifeless child calves from his household’s ranch on this northern area of the state, discovering their our bodies beneath big chunks of ice. “There’s no more durable enterprise to be in,” Mr. Pischel added according to The Mayne Press.  “However with demise and the whole lot else, you’ve obtained to reply to bankers. It’s not our alternative.”

“There’s [sic] not many farms left like this, and it’s most likely over for us too, now,” stated Anthony Ruzicka, whose alfalfa and corn fields have been crammed with large ice chunks. “Financially, how do you get well from one thing like this?

Farmers, by and large, struggle with massive amounts of debt – relying on borrowed money to make ends meet.  The Trump administration’s “bailout” has done little to alleviate the pain that was caused by the government.

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Student Loan Debt Is Impacting Entire Economy

Student loan debt has reached record level highs and its impacts are being felt throughout the entire economy. This crisis will be hard on those deeply indebted, but it is also a drag on the nation’s economy as a whole.

For an entire generation of Americans, who were told they would amount to nothing without a fancy piece of paper that would cost them tens of thousands of dollars (or more in some cases) student debt is nothing new. According to NBC News, many so-called Millennials, the desire to attend the best possible school. Couple that with the demands for graduate degrees and skyrocketing college costs, student loans may be fundamentally altering the economy.

A recent analysis from the staff at the Federal Reserve found that the average student loan debt held by those in the 24- to 32-year-old age group doubled from $5,000 to $10,000 between 2005 and 2014. In that same report, the Fed also found that home ownership fellnine percentage points in that same time period for those in that age group.

Student Loan Debt Is A Crisis That’s Also Impacting The Housing Market

Student loan debt has already affected the housing market, and because of the amount, most are required to pay back, more and more debt continues to pile up for those already maxed out. And it almost always begins with student loans.

On average, Millennials, ages 18 to 34, carry about $36,000 in debt, according to a 2018 study by Northwestern Mutual Life. That looks very similar to the numbers for Generation X, who carry $39,000 in debt on average, and Baby Boomers who hold about $36,000 in debt, according to the study. NBC News

However, once you break that down, you can see the strain that student loan debt has put on Millennials.

The largest source of debt for Gen Xers and Baby Boomers is their mortgages, which clock in at 32 percent and 25 percent respectively for those age groups. The biggest source of debt for Millennials? Personal education loans at 21 percent. NBC News

Rather than saving and putting a down payment on a house, Millennials have chosen to borrow money for education.  That easy money they borrowed is to blame for the skyrocketing costs of college as well. According to the financial guru, Dave Ramsey, far too many people struggling to pay on their student loans while their future hangs in the balance. It’s a familiar problem that’s only getting worse. America’s total student loan debt is now nearly $1.5 trillionOn average, students take 10-20 years to pay back their student loans.

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Millennials Have $1 Trillion In Debt – Most Don’t Own Homes

Millennials are the most deeply indebted generation that has ever walked the face of the earth.  Most don’t even own a home, yet they suffer under the weight of $1 trillion debt load.

According to an op-ed by Market Watch, this is not a good thing and doesn’t bode well for the millennial generation or the overall economy.  The debt will be a problem, and millennials will pay so much for student loans that consumption and investment will be crowded out.  While the $1 trillion number is large and not unnoticeable, the issue is what makes up all of this millennial debt. It’s mostly student loans, and a staggeringly high amount of these loans are in delinquency.

Society has done the millennial generation a great disservice by insisting they go into debt tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to get jobs that can be done with no college degree.  The op-ed published in Market Watch states:

On a societal level, imagine what happens if the economy takes a wrong turn and these student loans — which are already 10% delinquent — go to 40% delinquent?

Revolution.

Not to get all “Book of Revelation” on you, but debt has historically led to war and inflation and autocracy.

Once you know that, you develop a healthy respect for debt and the destruction it can cause. -Market Watch

If you are in debt, in most cases it’s your fault. But in the case of millennials, they made decisions to take out student loans when they were too young to make these decisions. What’s so sad and telling is that parents of these debt riddled millennials have never taught their kids about money and never suggested working and saving as a means to pay for a college education.  They’ve never said they should not buy for something they cannot afford pay for.  Yet so many take out a loan before they have even earned a dollar of income. And the parents, in many cases, have set a poor example by being in so much credit card debt and taking out massive car loans.

It has become the American way, to buy things and hope you can afford the payment. And student loan debt, because it’s so easy to get, has crowded out other kinds of debt.  It’s also “government debt” and not going be wiped away when filing for bankruptcy.  Student loans will follow you around until they are paid off – in full.  And that’s something that should also be looked into.  The problem is millennials have been promised easy money, and it is easier than working for that money.

Even if a recession doesn’t happen, the absolute best-case scenario is that people will just limp along with the crushing weight debt, crowding out consumption and investment. People live in poverty, retire in poverty, and die in poverty. And it can be attributed to the massive amounts of debt they’ve taken on.

There’s a difference between poor and broke. It would be nice if millennials now taught their children the power of debt, and how it can enslave a person. Hopefully, the next generation won’t make as many mistakes.

Read Market Watch’s op-ed here.

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Elizabeth Warren Says She Has “Zero” Sympathy For Parents Involved In College Cheating Scandal (After She Also Cheated To Get Into College)

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who recently took a DNA test to “prove” her Native American ancestry following attacks by President Trump, says she has “zero” sympathy when it comes to the celebrity parents involved in bribing administration and testing officials in an effort to get their children into top universities.

What’s most notable about Warren’s zero sympathy claim about cheating to get ahead is that her DNA test revealed she was about 1/1024th Native American, which is lower Native American ancestry than most Americans.

Warren reportedly benefited from her claims of ancestry to get ahead at Harvard and even identified herself as a “Native American” on a Texas Bar registration form.

As Dan Bongino points out, Warren appears to completely lack any sself-awarenesswith respect to her quick response when asked about the college cheating scandal:

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Study Shows Migrants Use Almost TWICE The Welfare Benefits As Native-Born Americans

New research has discovered that foreign noncitizens use nearly two times the amount of welfare as native-born Americans. Both legal and illegal aliens fall into the category of foreigners who take from the welfare system.

According to a report by Breitbart, in recently released research by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), analysts discovered that about 63 percent of noncitizen households, those who live legally and illegally in the U.S., use some form of public welfare while only about 35 percent of native-born American households are on welfare.

California and Texas have the most expansive welfare-dependent immigration. For example, more than 7-in-10 noncitizen households in California use at least one form of welfare compared to just 35 percent of native-born American households that use welfare in the state.

In Texas, nearly 70 percent of noncitizen households use welfare. Similar to California, only 35 percent of native-born American households are on welfare. -Breitbart

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News earlier this week, President Donald Trump said he wanted an end to all welfare-dependent legal immigration that burdens American taxpayers with the costs.

“I don’t like the idea of people coming in and going on welfare for 50 years, and that’s what they want to be able to do—and it’s no good,” Trump said.

And it is an obvious burden.

For what one receives without working for, another must work for without earning.

It’s a vicious and immoral practice to steal money from some in order to give it to others.

The Trump administration is considering a new regulation this year that would limit immigrants’ ability to live off the producers (taxpayers).

It would effectively ban legal immigrants from permanently resettling in the U.S. if they are a burden on American taxpayers.

This would be a net win for those being stolen from (“taxpayers”).

Legal immigration controls suggested by the government would be equal an annual $57.4 billion tax cut — the amount taxpayers spend every year on paying for the welfare, crime, and schooling costs of the country’s mass importation of 1.5 million new, mostly low-skilled legal immigrants.

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Fed Admits Massive Number Of People Not Working

It seems like the news for the economy is always bleak, and it’s constantly getting worse! A YouTube channel titled Money GPS has created a video detailing the admittance by the Federal Reserve (the U.S.’s central bank) that a massive number of people are not working.

According to the video, the U.S. economy is in a real crisis and it will only get worse.

When the Fed releases information, they choose their words carefully. Such was the case when they backhandedly admitted that there are quite a few people who need jobs right now, despite what the media and government are selling us.

Watch the expertly laid out video above for more information!

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Retail Apocalypse Continues: Dollar Tree Closing Up To 390 Stores

The retail apocalypse is now in full swing.  As consumers drift toward the ease of online shopping, brick and mortar stores begin to close up. Dollar Tree is the latest in a wave of companies announcing that they will be closing several hundred stores in the following months.

Dollar Tree reported a $2.3 billion loss, which has propelled the company to announce store closures and renovations.  Dollar Tree plans to close 390 Family Dollar stores this year while renovating 1,000 other locations. “We are confident we are taking the appropriate steps to reposition our Family Dollar brand for increasing profitability as business initiatives gain traction in the back half of fiscal 2019,” CEO Gary Philbin said in announcing the results according to CNBC.

On an unadjusted basis, the company had a loss of $2.31 billion, or a loss of $9.66 a share, compared with a profit of $1.04 billion, or $4.37 a share, during the same quarter last year, which included an extra week.

This news comes as the clothing retailer Charlotte Russe announced they will close all of their stores and immediately begin to liquidate their inventory.  “We are partnering with the buyer and remain in talks to sell the (intellectual property), are optimistic about the future of the brand, and remain in ongoing negotiations with a buyer who has expressed interest in a continued brick and mortar presence to continue to serve our loyal customers in the future,” the fashion retailer said in a statement to USA TODAY.

In a court hearing in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday, Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein approved the sale of Charlotte Russe’s assets to SB360 Capital Partners LLC, a liquidation company. According to court documents, store liquidation sales “shall commence no later than March 7” and end “no later than April 30.”

Charlotte Russe Holdings had been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for some time, having announced a deal to renegotiate certain debts more than a year ago.

The San Diego-based mall chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early February and outlined plans to close 94 stores. The chain also put itself up for sale and said if it didn’t find a buyer it would liquidate. –USA Today

A furious wave of retail store closures is underway.  Many companies have too much debt and can no longer remain competitive with companies such as Amazon.  The bankruptcy marks the latest in a series of similar cases among mall retailers that have been unable to identify any realistic sustainable path amid declining foot traffic and intense digital competition.

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Progressive Magazine Asks: “Are Pedophiles Too Sick For Punishment?”

In recent months there has been a push, especially on social media platforms, to make pedophilia an acceptable activity in American society.

Rather than considering the molestation and sexual assault of children a crime, some are suggesting that pedophilia is a sexual orientation, like being straight or gay.

And though that may sound completely ridiculous to the casual observer, California Democrats actually introduced a bill in their State legislature ensuring that convicted pedophiles and those who commit sexual crimes against children do not have to register on the sex offenders registry so long as the child in question is within 10 years of age of the perpetrator.

Slowly and methodically, those who want to decriminalize the predatory sexual abuse committed by pedophiles are tacitly doing so one state government bill at a time.

[TWP Editor | The Washington Pundit] State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) introduced recent legislation “to end blatant discrimination against LGBT young people regarding California’s sex offender registry.”

However, under their bill, SB 145, the offenders would not have to automatically register as sex offenders if the offenders are within 10 years of age of the minor.

Full report via Pulpit And Pen

As if that isn’t bad enough, we now have one of the nation’s most well known online publications asking what is perhaps one of the most ludicrous questions we’ve ever heard asked: Is Pedophilia a Crime or an Illness?

We’d like to think that the answer to this question is, “both.”

But Slate takes this even further, asking whether pedophiles should be punished for their mental illness.

That’s like asking whether a deranged serial killer should be punished for his or her actions. A serial killer has a mental illness, but does that mean it’s okay to let them walk among us so long as they seek treatment for their crimes?

Protections for children are slowly being eroded and if the extreme Left’s “progressive” agenda continues chances are that claiming pedophilia is an evil crime could one day become grounds for censorship and accusations of “hate speech.”

That this is even a conversation to be had is ridiculous on its face.

Editor’s Note: Please note that we believe the vast majority of Democrats AND Republicans are against the idea of legalizing pedophilia. This appears to be originating from a very small but vocal group on the extreme Left of the political spectrum. 

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Financial Crisis: The Trade War Cost Americans $1.4 Billion PER MONTH Last Year

Tariffs are taxes, and like any regulation or tax, the increased cost will get passed onto the consumer.  Although this is common sense, many still don’t believe that the trade war had an impact on their financial situation.  However, just last year, Americans (not the Chinese) spent $1.4 billion per month on trade war taxes.

The Trump Administration’s trade policies and increased tariffs cost American consumers $1.4 billion a month last year. Not many media outlets were there to tell anyone the honest truth that it’s the American public that will pay the tariffs, not the Chinese government.

Financial Experts Warn: Americans WILL Pay The Cost Of A Trade War

Regardless of President Donald Trump’s declaration that he is winning the trade war, American farmers and consumers appear to be the casualties. Two separate papers published over the weekend found that the cost of Trump’s duties (tariffs, so theft) to the U.S. economy was in the billions and being borne largely by American consumers.  Chinese companies aren’t paying the tariffs.  They simply raise their prices and American consumers or businesses shoulder the burden, and it didn’t take businesses long to pass on the cost to the consumer. The papers also declared that some of the world’s leading trade economists have said Trump’s tariffs would be the most consequential trade experiment seen since the1930 Smoot-Hawley tariffs blamed for worsening the Great Depression.

“This is kind of the worst-case scenario in terms of consumers,’’ David Weinstein, who analyzed the data, said in an interview. “It’s pretty unclear that this trade war is a net win for the economy at this point.’’ According to Time, in a separate paper published on Sunday four economists including Pinelopi Goldberg, the World Bank’s chief economist and a former editor-in-chief of the prestigious American Economic Review, put the annual losses from the higher cost of imports alone for the U.S. economy at $68.8 billion, or almost 0.4 percent of gross domestic product.

Goldberg’s study also found that consumers and U.S. companies were paying most of the costs of the tariffs. Additionally, after factoring in the retaliation by other countries, the main victims of Trump’s trade wars had been farmers and blue-collar workers in areas that supported Trump in the 2016 election.

After accounting for the impact of higher tax (theft) revenue and the higher prices set by domestic producers, the study found the aggregate annual loss for the U.S. economy fell to $6.4 billion, or 0.03 percent of GDP. So increasing taxes doesn’t boost the economy? Who knew, other than everyone with two brain cells to rub together.

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US Farm Debt Soars To Apocalyptic Levels Not Seen Since 1980’s Farm CRISIS

Farmers in the United States are currently burdened by levels of debt not seen since the farm crisis of the 1980s.  This terrifying strain on our nation’s food providers could ultimately have a horrific and possibly apocalyptic effect on the already strained food supply.

The rapid increase in debt held by Americans is a common theme in recent economic discussions.  While the mainstream media largely ignores the massive debt overload of both the government, corporations, and individuals, many others can read between the lines.  Once the defaults start, they will cause an exponential ripple effect that could take down the entire economy, and our food supply. 

Food Crisis In The Making: Farm Bankruptcies Reach Horrifying Levels

Not only is farming a demanding job (physically and attempting to comply with increasing government regulations while staying afloat) but it’s financially taxing.  And farmers are covering their losses by using debt: borrowed money, that many won’t be able to ever repay. According to Reuters, this debt is disastrous because it will eventually affect our food supply. The amount of debt held by America’s farmers has risen rapidly to 1980s-levels to $409 billion from $385 billion last year. Loan demand is remaining “historically high,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Wednesday.

“Farm debt has been rising more rapidly over the last five years, increasing by 30 percent since 2013 – up from $315 billion to $409 billion, according to USDA data, and up from $385 billion in just the last year – to levels seen in the 1980s,” Perdue said in his testimony to the House Agriculture Committee.   “Relatively firm land values have kept farmer debt-to-asset levels low by historical standards at 13.5 percent, and continued low interest rates have kept the cost of borrowing relatively affordable.” But that doesn’t mean farmers won’t have issues repaying the massive debts they have incurred.

Further reporting by Reuters claims that the debt figures reflect a level of strain on the U.S. farm belt that is comparable to the agricultural crisis of three decades ago. However, this time, the debt burden is driven by lingering weakness in commodity prices, storms damaging crops, and loss of key export markets such as China due to President Donald Trump’s trade disputes. Of course, that’s part of the problem, but the media conveniently leaves out any kind of fault of the government. Government regulations and price fixing of agricultural products (food) make it difficult for farmers to make any kind of profit, and if they do, they are heavily taxed like the rest of us. In the 1980s, thousands of farm operations financially collapsed after producers dealing with government-mandated low crop prices fell behind on high-interest land and equipment loans.

The Trump administration has agreed to give up to $12 billion in aid for farmers to offset their losses from the unnecessary and disastrous trade fights and tariffs. Perdue said more than $8 billion has already been paid out as a part of those programs to date. USDA has also made it clear that there will not be an aid package for 2019.

Farm incomes and agrarian credit conditions continued to erode in the second half of 2018 and as for bankers, one key concern has been the amount of farmland that could come up for sale in the coming months and whether that could trigger an across-the-board drop in land prices, bumping up the debt to asset ratio. “I get more phone calls from bankers these days than farmers,” Austin Scott, Congressman from Georgia, said at the hearing.

SURVIVE ANYTHING! Chapter 2: Food Crisis

“If we have learned one thing studying the history of disasters, it is this: those who are prepared have a better chance at survival than those who are not.” –Tess Pennington, The Prepper’s Blueprint

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The Looming US Government & Private “Debt Trap” Threat

The signals from financial markets today indicate that we could be on the verge of a new credit crisis.  The looming debt trap threat has ensnared millions of Americans, and they firmly believe that their government (which is $22 trillion in debt) will somehow protect them and save them from themselves.

There will come a time when no one will loan the government any more money. When that time comes, if you are dependent on the government for either welfare or a salary, you’ll be in a world of panic. But it won’t be much easier for those who are dependent on themselves either.  At that point in time, the government will attempt to steal more money from producers to try to make up for their horrible spending habits.  The economy will plunge into ruins taking society and the American standard of living with it.

Debt has become a looming crisis, and in America, it’s a trap.  People borrow more money than they will ever be able to repay and more and more creditors are willing to loan high-risk borrowers more money. According to Seeking Alpha, the debt based system we’ve been forced to live under is a ticking time bomb, and no one can see the clock.

Our best-case outcome of controlled price inflation is essentially that forecast by the Congressional Budget Office. Working from the CBO’s own figures, by 2023 we can estimate accumulated debt including intragovernmental holdings will be $26.3 trillion, including our estimated interest cost totaling $1.3 trillion.

The CBO assumes GDP will increase by 48% by 2028 to $29.803 trillion, whereas our cyclical case is for debt to rise to $51.4 trillion. While both these figures should be taken as purely indicative, clearly, US government debt will increase at a faster pace than the growth in GDP and will strangle economic activity.

If the purchasing power of the dollar declines more rapidly than implied by the CBO’s assumed 2% price inflation target, interest payable on Federal debt will in turn be sharply higher than expected, compounding the debt problem. The federal government will face a potentially terminal debt trap from which there can be no escape.

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As Americans struggle with record levels of debt in an economy they are all too often told is just fine and doing great, they face increased prices from trade war taxes and the costs of regulations.  It is a trap that is difficult to get out of.  Infamous financial guru Dave Ramsey has said: “you can wander into debt. You cannot wander out.”

Unfortunately, not one politician in Washington is focused on the national debt, unless it’s on how to raise it even more.  The best way to prepare for this horrific apocalyptic economy is to store some essentials, such as food and water, and have things that can be bartered. Also, consider getting yourself out of debt. Do what you can to pay off or pay down what you owe and stop borrowing money. A financial crisis is looming and it will impact those who are not prepared more than those who are.

“If we have learned one thing studying the history of disasters, it is this: those who are prepared have a better chance at survival than those who are not.” -Tess Pennigton, The Prepper’s Blueprint

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Former Reagan Budget Director: Trump Is An “Unhinged Madman” Who’s “Conducting 4 Wars On The Economy”

A former United States Budget Director has said that president Donald Trump is an “unhinged madman” who is now “conducting four wars on the economy.” David Stockman, the former director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Ronald Reagan, told Yahoo Finance’s The Ticker that there is just no way Trump will ever make America great again.

Stockman, who just published Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp And The Fantasy Of MAGA, argued that Trump is waging a trade war, a border war, a political war against the Fed, and a war on the nation’s solvency.“We have a delusional, unhinged madman in the Oval Office, and anything is possible,” David Stockman said. “He’s conducting four wars on the American economy, and it’s not going to make it great again.”

The trade war, which Stockman accurately describes as a “war on consumers” seems to have already done untold damage.  Farmers are suffering and our food supply could have been irreversibly changed. “The trade war is a war on consumers,” Stockman said. “If it goes from 10% — which is already costing $30 billion a year just on Chinese imports — to higher, that is only going to be that much worse.”

As far as the “border war,” Stockman referred to, he believes that the American workforce is shrinking and unskilled and illegal immigrants are necessary workers. Because of shifting demographics, “the domestic labor force is shrinking,” Stockman explained. “We need immigrant labor. We shouldn’t be having a, you know, silly battle over a wall in a border where there isn’t a crisis.”

Trump’s third war, against the Fed, is the only one that’s actually good. The Federal Reserve is the United States’ central bank and has been the cause and “savior” of every major financial crisis since the Great Depression.  But Stockman is upset that Trump expressed concerns that interest rates would rise, ending the “easy money” era.  Now borrowing money is more expensive and less are tempted to do so. “He’s [Trump] conducting a political war on the Fed that finally was getting enough courage up to normalize interest rates,” Stockman explained. “For crying out loud, 10 years, interest rates have been below the inflation rate, which means zero money market costs. It’s been a boon like never before to speculators. It’s done nothing for Main Street.”

Stockman’s final gripe with Trump is over the national debt. However, it’s important to note that many of those now concerned expressed little to no desire to reign in Obama’s over the top spending. The national debt is of huge concern to many who simply don’t want to see a societal collapse. But with all politicians on all sides unwilling to cut spending to address the problem, it is all but inevitable.  “He’s conducting a war on the nation’s solvency with a fiscal policy that is more out to lunch than anything I’ve seen since 1970 when I started on Capitol Hill,” Stockman fumed. The big challenge was that even though the economy has been expanding at a rapid pace, “we’re in the last months… you don’t raise the deficit to $1.2 trillion at the very tippy top of a business cycle and expect anything but bad results,” said Stockman.

Stockman argued that “we’re going to go into the 2020s with a massive retirement wave from the baby boom, a deficit that is beyond belief in size, and a national debt that’s out of control. It will be a nonstop crisis for the entire decade unless we do something big and quick. And I think it’s too late.”

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State Warning: Catastrophic Volcanic Eruptions In California Are ‘Inevitable’

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has warned that California’s next big catastrophe might not be a massive earthquake.  Instead, they say a massive volcanic eruption could plunge the state into a post-apocalyptic hellscape.

In a report released on Monday, the USGS said that at least 10 volcanic eruptions have taken place in the past 1,000 years and that “future volcanic eruptions are inevitable.” The USGS has previously said that California in dire need of the monitoring of at least 8 active volcanoes.

USGS Says California Needs Close Monitoring Of 8 Active Volcanoes

USGS claims that most people are well aware of the fact that California could experience a major and deadly earthquake, but the general public is less than concerned about a volcanic eruption. “The potential for damaging earthquakes, landslides, floods, tsunamis, and wildfires is widely recognized in California,” the report said according to Newsweek. “The same cannot be said for volcanic eruptions, despite the fact that they occur in the state about as frequently as the largest earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault.”

The USGS estimated the risk of volcanic eruption based on the past 5,000 years of volcanic activity in California. The report further found that there is a 16 percent chance of a small to moderate-sized eruption over the next 30 years. As reported by Newsweek, by comparison, there is a 22 percent chance of a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake at the San Andreas Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area in the next 25 years.

Although one cannot stop a volcano from erupting, preparations can be made just in case this inevitable event happens on our watch. The potentially hazardous volcanoes in California are being monitored closely for any changes that indicate an eruption could be on the way, but that may not give those in surrounding communities much time to get away from the hazard.  Americans by and large have long lost their willingness to prepare for cataclysmic events and natural disasters.

America STILL Lacks A ‘Culture Of Preparedness’ Even After Repeated Warnings

“Understanding the hazards and identifying what and who is in harm’s way is the first step in mitigating volcanic risk and building community resilience to volcanic hazards,” the USGS’s report said. “Characterizing exposure—the who and what is in harm’s way—is the first step in mitigating volcanic risk.”  This all involves some level of personal responsibility when it comes to preparations.  Will a volcano erupt and destroy California tonight? Probably not. But preppers and survivalists understand the need to be ready at a moment’s notice either way.

“Across the ages, in every survival story, a disaster of some sort plays a prominent role. Sometimes the part is played by the government, sometimes it is played by Mother Nature, and other times, the role is taken on by a random mishap. If we have learned one thing studying the history of disasters, it is this: those who are prepared have a better chance at survival than those who are not.” Tess Pennington, The Prepper’s Blueprint

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Colorado Moves To Bypass Electoral College: Will Assign Electoral Votes To Popular Vote Winner

Certain political elements within the United States simply can’t deal with the fact that our Founders created a voting system that ensured limitations on mob rule stemming from a handful of cities throughout the country. To protect the rights of all Americans, including those living in smaller rural counties, they came up with the electoral college, a method by which all Americans from varying backgrounds and ideologies can be represented during a Presidential election.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton officially won the Popular Vote, garnering more total votes than Donald Trump, but because of an Electoral College victory, Trump ultimately became President.

Every time a Republican happens to win a Presidency, Democrats argue that the Electoral College is an archaic election method not representative of a democratic government.

Up until now there was nothing they can do about it, but Colorado has come up with a plan that, at the very least, will likely wind up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the next election, Colorado aims to assign all electoral votes to the winner of the national Popular Vote, rather than then to the individual who brings in the most votes in their State, essentially invalidating the will of their own State citizens. Somehow, this makes sense to Colorado governor Jared Polis:

“I’ve long supported electing the president by who gets the most votes,” Polis told The Hill. “It’s a way to move towards direct election of the president.”

Colorado will become the 12th state to join the national popular vote interstate compact. Those 12 states and the District of Columbia, which has also passed a popular-vote bill, account for 181 electoral votes, just under 90 shy of the 270 votes a presidential candidate needs to win the White House.

The compact will not go into effect until the coalition includes states that add up to 270 electoral votes or more. Once it does go into effect, states that are part of the coalition would award their electoral votes en masse to the candidate who wins the national popular vote.

Source: The Hill

Eleven more states are currently working through similar legislation. If successful, some 261 electoral college votes would end up being decided by the national popular vote rather than the traditional electoral voting system used in previous elections.

While the U.S. Constitution establishes the Electoral College as the method by which a President is elected, it does not specify how each state chooses to assign its Electoral votes.

This will likely lead to Constitutional challenges from both sides.

Our view: This is how a Republic dies, should the Supreme Court fail to uphold current laws surrounding how votes are assigned and calculated.

The electoral map above shows exactly why Democrats, once again, have to move the goal posts to win.

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Hit List: US Cities Russia Will Target With Hypersonic Nuclear Missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to use nuclear weapons against the United States in recent weeks.  Not long after his most recent threat, Russian state-run TV media has released a target map of the cities Putin would target in the event of an attack.

Russia also says that once they decide to attack the United States, the hypersonic nuclear weapon that they are currently developing will reach any of the military facilities listed as a target in a mere 5 minutes – or sooner.  According to the media report, which was called “unusual even by the sometimes bellicose standards of Russian state TV” by Reuters, was broadcast on Sunday evening, days after President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was militarily ready for a “Cuban Missile”-style crisis if the United States wanted one.

Russian’s ramped up rhetoric is based on fears that the Russian fears that the United States could deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe as a Cold War-era arms-control treaty unravels. Putin has already vowed that Russia would be forced to respond by placing hypersonic nuclear missiles on submarines near U.S. waters if Washington follows through.

Russia Will Respond To ANY U.S. Weapons Deployment In Europe

The U.S. government (who has been so honest and genuine in the past) claims that they have no intention placing any weapons in Europe. However, Washington’s decision to quit the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty over an alleged Russian violation, something Moscow denies, has freed both warmongering nations to start developing and deploying such missiles.

“Every time Putin issues these bombastic threats and touts his new doomsday devices, he should know he only deepens NATO’s resolve to work together to ensure our collective security,” Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, said according to a report by Reuters.

Russia’s targets were listed as the Pentagon and presidential retreat at Camp David, along with several defunct military sites were such as Fort Ritchie in Maryland which closed in 1998, and McClelland Air Force Base, in California, which shut in 2001.  Some analysts see Putin’s threats as an attempt to engage the U.S. in talks for another treaty while some say it’s just plain war rhetoric and Putin has no desire to actually start World War 3.

Putin has said Russia does not want a new arms race but has also dialed up his military rhetoric since the U.S. bailed on the INF Treaty. The U.S. has been ramping up anti-Russia rhetoric for years, though, and it’s only fair to call it like it’s seen.

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Hardcore Bodycam Video: Illegal Immigrant Tries To Kill Cop… She Unloads An Entire Magazine Into Him

On February 17th Napa County, California Sheriff’s Deputy Riley Jarecki pulled a car over in what should have been a routine traffic stop.

She approached the vehicle from the passenger side and asked the driver, a twice-deported illegal immigrant named Javier Hernandez Morales, if she could look around the vehicle. He agreed and Jarecki circled the car to the driver’s side. The window was rolled up and the officer asked the man to roll it down. As the window is rolling down, the driver immediately pulls a handgun and fires a single shot at Jarecki.

What happens next is nothing short of what you would expect a professional law enforcement officer to do in this situation.

Jarecki pulls her service weapon, circles the vehicle and opens fire, unloading her entire magazine into the perp.

The driver can be heard giving out a scream about midway through the exchange, but Jarecki doesn’t stop until her gun is empty and the driver is motionless.

Watch the original bodycam footage below and a followup commentary video that breaks down the shoot out.\

Commentary and breakdown:

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Bernie Sanders: “People Lining Up For Food Is A Good Thing”

If there’s one thing we know about Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, it’s that he loves breadlines… and Communists.

While Sanders didn’t quite make it during the 2016 election – arguably because he was robbed of his nomination by the Clinton campaign – Americans who believe in Constitutional rule of law, liberty and everything that makes this country great better wake up, because Sanders raised over $5 million within 24 hours of announcing his candidacy, suggesting that a massive segment of the U.S. population is supportive of what he stands for.

Well, they may think they know what Sanders stands for… The problem, of course, is that hardcore leftists reside in an echo chamber which has, through harassment and violence, shielded itself from any ideas or arguments that sit outside their very close-knit, media supported narratives.

As an example, consider the following 1985 interview from Bernie Sanders.

During his State of the Union address, President Trump warned Americans of the looming threat of socialism, much to the approval of the right and much to the dismay of the left.

What most forgot to mention is that Bernie isn’t your average everyday American socialist. He’s a straight-up Commie and loves the idea of Communism.

Watch him swoon over Communist leaders in this 1985 video:

And here’s the Left’s darling explaining his disdain for JFK’s anti-communist Castro stance:

For those of our readers who understands what this means for America, you might want to prepare yourself for breadlines and total impoverishment, because it’s coming should he or another one like him ever become President of the U.S.:

It’s funny that sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is because are lining up for food.

That’s a good thing…

Now, granted, we’ve taken that comment out of context. But likewise, Bernie has taken the argument out of context and attempted to create his own.

Because when we talk about the threat of socialist and communism, what we mean when we talk about “bread lines” is what’s happening in Venezuela, where people are literally eating stray dogs and cats to survive.

This is what a Commie bread line actually looks like:

Source: Starving Venezuelans Fed Up With Maduro: “We Want Food!”

In 2020, millions of Americans are going to vote for this man.

Anyone who speaks up against his socialist policies will be vilified for being an agent of a foreign government. How do we know? Because Hillary already told us their counter-strategy for combating the criticism that will be leveled against the extreme left:

As a final note, we must mention that the next election will see a media narrative that paints socialism as “a good thing,” just as Bernie Sanders noted in the video above.

They’ll refuse to call it communism, arguing that the two political and economic systems are completely different.

When they do that, be sure to remember this quote from none other than Vladimir Lenin himself, who was very much a supporter of bread lines, wealth redistribution and the disappearing of political opponents (including their families).

“The goal of socialism is communism.”

-Vladimir Lenin

Never forget: socialism is just communism-lite.

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Peter Schiff: “The Real National Emergency Isn’t At The Border. It’s The National Debt!”

Peter Schiff, the CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. says that the real national emergency is not at the southern border.  The real ticking time bomb is the national debt.

We are headed for a train wreck in this country because of the national debt and yet nobody seems concerned about it.  In fact, many Americans have taken to emulating the federal government by getting themselves buried in massive amounts of debt as well, compounding the issue. According to Seeking Alpha‘s report by Schiff Gold, we should all we wary of the government’s overspending and desire to tax more to make up for it. Just because we haven’t suffered a crisis – YET- based on this debt doesn’t mean that one isn’t coming.

On Friday, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency so he could build a wall at the southern border. Based on that declaration, the president will reallocate $6.5 billion from other government programs to fund a border wall. But the problem isn’t that we don’t have a wall, says Schiff.  The problem is we’ve already built a wall of debt.

“Of course, the real national emergency is not the lack of a wall, the failure to build a wall, but building up the national debt.” –Peter Schiff via Seeking Alpha

The United States debt surpassed the $22 trillion mark just last week and continues to rocket upward with no end in sight and this is just the very tip of the iceberg.

This is just a funded portion of the debt. This is where the US government sells a bond and somebody owns that bond. It doesn’t include [unfunded] liabilities like what the government owes for Social Security, or guaranteed bank deposits, or mortgages, or student loans, or all that nonsense. That’s not there. Those are contingent liabilities. They’re just as real. They’re not even part of the national debt.” –Peter Schiff via Seeking Alpha

Americans have become far too comfortable with selling their children into slavery to the government because of the debt, and they continue to be oblivious to what they are doing.

America Is Committing Suicide: Over The Past 12 Months, The U.S. National Debt Has Increased By 1.271 Trillion Dollars

We are headed for a train wreck in this country because of the national debt.What Trump has been building while he hasn’t been building a wall is he’s been building up the size of government, and he’s been building up the deficits that have been necessary to finance that government buildup.” Peter Schiff via Seeking Alpha

Many have claimed that the national debt isn’t that big of a deal because it’s been growing quickly for years and nothing bad has ever happened. But Schiff begs to differ.  He thinks everyone should be concerned.

“Just because we haven’t suffered a crisis – yet- based on this debt doesn’t mean that one isn’t coming. In fact, there’s no way around it. It’s just a question of when. It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when, and I think when is a lot closer than a lot of people think.” Peter Schiff via Seeking Alpha

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Fears Spike As Geysers Become More Active

Some of Yellowstone’s geysers have been more active lately reigniting fears that the massive supervolcano will erupt. The sudden bursts of steaming hot water highlight the dramatic nature of Yellowstone while reminding us we are all at the caldera’s mercy.

While average people seemed concerned, geologists seemed excited and thrilled when Yellowstone’s steamboat geyser began erupting again in 2018. It has been erupting as often as once a week since last March, according to National Geographic, and scientists continue to say the volatile activity is not a sign of an imminent eruption.  The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reported that Steamboat has now set a record by erupting a whopping 32 times in 2018, a personal best for the geyser for a single calendar year.  It’s the world’s tallest active geyser, and at the best of times, it can shoot hot water 300 feet into the air. However, it isn’t just the Steamboat Geyser that has been concerning people.

Ear Spring Geyser, for example, has been almost since 1957, but it erupted spectacularly a few months back and sprayed human garbage from the 1930s all over the national park. But scientists insist this doesn’t mean an eruption is pending. “It’s a good lesson in how geysers actually work,” said Michael Poland, the scientist-in-charge at Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. “As soon as you start to recognize a pattern [in a geyser’s eruption], it changes.”

“As [far as] geysers go, Steamboat is sort of typical in terms of having these sporadic, unpredictable eruptions,” Poland notes. “But because it’s this really tall geyser and it has this name recognition, it makes it that much more interesting.” But again, it’s not just Steamboat Geyser that has people concerned.  “But back in 2007 to 2008, Giant [geyser] went bananas,” Poland says. “It erupted many, many more times than it had in the past year—and Steamboat didn’t do anything of the sort.”

Poland says that because there have been no underlying changes to the heat source which propels geysers, not have there been any geological changes, we should not be concerned about Yellowstone erupting in a cataclysmic event.  But Poland is either wrong on one front, or he’s being intentionally misleading. There has been a major geological change that could literally affect the entire globe, one which he conveniently left out for unknown reasons:

Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Has Been Shifting RAPIDLY In The Past 40 Years

But have no fear, anyone who is worried about an eruption has fears which are “unfounded” according to a report by National GeographicThe scientists and media outlets who wish to control public thought and opinion would like for anyone concerned to take off their tin foil hat. Sometimes it feels like we are being conditioned and told what to care about and which things we should fear as opposed to allowing us the freedom to decide on our own. Is Yellowstone a threat? Maybe, maybe not. It’s not our place to tell you what to think, we ask that you take your own thoughts into your hands and decide for yourself if Yellowstone is a viable threat.

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A Recession Indicator Having A Perfect Record For 70 Years Is About To Be Triggered

The unemployment rate has been a perfect forecaster of a recession in the past 70 years, and it appears to be edging closer to triggering that signal.  “It’s never been wrong. It’s something to watch,” said Joseph Lavorgna, chief economist for the Americas at Natixis.

As the unemployment rate hovers around 4% (the number reported in the mainstream media) a more accurate unemployment number is 8.1%.  This takes into account those who have given up on finding work and those who are underemployed (workers who are part-time but want full-time employment),  This more accurate unemployment number is called the U-6, while we often hear the U-3 reported on the news. But even former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says the U-6 is a much more accurate indicator of where things are with regards to the economy.

According to Lavorgna, since 1948, the economy has always entered or been in a recession when the unemployment rate increased 50 basis points (or 0.50 percentage point) from its trailing cyclical low. Lavorgna added that a recession has occurred in all 11 instances regardless of the level of unemployment, according to CNBC. He pointed to the example of a recession in 1953 when the unemployment rate rose to just 3.1 percent, and in 1981 when the cyclical low in the unemployment rate was high at 7.2 percent.

The unemployment rate which was reported February 1, rose to 4 percent in January from 3.9 percent. It is currently 30 basis points above the low of 3.7 percent reported in November.  Based on simple math, the unemployment rate is close to triggering a recession indicator. But Lavorgna says the chances are still only 1 in 3 that that happens.  “The current rise is notable and would be troubling if it continues,” notes Lavorgna. “The recent increase in the rate has been due to rising labor force participation, which is a sign of economic strength, not weakness.” According to CNBC, the reason the unemployment rate has risen is actually a good thing.  The long-term unemployed are returning to the workforce and looking for a job. “Generally job growth is positive just before a recession,” said LaVorgna.

This isn’t the only indication that a recession is creeping up on the United States.  Other signs are there if you choose to look past the glassy-eyed talking heads in the media. Retail sales were so bad in December of 2018, that many say it had to be “suspect data” and not the simple fact that the economy isn’t as strong as many would have you believe.  If the data was not suspect, then a recession is on the way. And with retail stores closing at an alarming rate, it isn’t surprising to hear retail sales have dropped.

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Covington Student Nick Sandmann Files Massive $250 Million Lawsuit Against Washington Post

Social justice warriors and media pundits better lawyer up, because Covington Catholic’s Nick Sandmann isn’t playing around. The teenager, who became the target of racist accusations and doxxing in January, has begun filing lawsuits against those who libeled him, called for the release of his personal information and organized battalions of online social media accounts to threaten him.

On Tuesday, lawyers for Sandmann filed a massive $250 million dollar lawsuit against the Jeff Bezos owned Washington Post, one of the leading media companies behind the narrative.

As noted by The Daily Wire:

The lawsuit accuses The Washington Post of targeting Sandmann “because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C. when he was unexpectedly and suddenly confronted by Nathan Phillips (‘Phillips’), a known Native American activist, who beat a drum and sang loudly within inches of his face (‘the January 18 incident’).”

“In targeting and bullying Nicholas by falsely accusing him of instigating the January 18 incident, the Post conveyed that Nicholas engaged in acts of racism by “swarming” Phillips, “blocking” his exit away from the students, and otherwise engaging in racist misconduct,” the lawsuit continued. “The Post ignored basic journalist standards because it wanted to advance its well-known and easily documented, biased agenda against President Donald J. Trump (“the President”) by impugning individuals perceived to be supporters of the President.”

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Last month Sandmann’s attorneys sent cease and desist letters to scores of media stations, individual journalists and owners of social media accounts warning them of potential forthcoming lawsuits.

Included in this list were media pundits from CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Hollywood personalities including Alyssa Milano, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher and Jim Carrey also received letters.

It is not clear if lawsuits will be filed for everyone on the list, but today’s filing has no doubt sent shivers down the spines of those who engaged in online bullying tactics to destroy the life of a teenager who did nothing more than stand still while waiting for his school bus to pick him up.

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Likely Collapse Of The US: Great Civilizations Aren’t Murdered, They Commit Suicide

Historian Arnold Toynbee in his 12-volume magnum opus A Study of History was an exploration of the rise and fall of 28 different civilizations. Toynbee concluded that great civilizations don’t “get murdered,” rather, they kill themselves, and all the signs of a civilization collapse are here.

The Roman Empire, for example, was the victim of many ills including overexpansion, climatic change, environmental degradation, and poor leadership. But it was also brought to its knees when Rome was sacked by the Visigoths in 410 and the Vandals in 455.

Collapse is often quick and greatness provides no immunity. The Roman Empire covered 4.4 million sq km (1.9 million sq miles) in 390. Five years later, it had plummeted to 2 million sq km (770,000 sq miles). By 476, the empire’s reach was zero. –BBC

Collapse can be defined as a rapid and enduring loss of population, identity and socio-economic complexity. Public services crumble and disorder ensues as the government loses control of its monopoly on violence. (Meaning people realize they are slaves, and no longer wish to be subjugated and punished at the whims of the ruling class/government, but seek their own liberty and self-ownership.) As people begin to realize that the political class (ruling class) is exceptionally wealthy as they slave away and half their wages are stolen to prop up those who exert power over them, societies tend to collapse. Government stays fat and happy when the slaves don’t realize they are enslaved.

America Is Committing Suicide: Over The Past 12 Months, The U.S. National Debt Has Increased By 1.271 Trillion Dollars

Collapse expert and historian Joseph Tainter has proposed that societies eventually collapse under the weight of their own accumulated complexity and bureaucracy. Meaning the government becomes so burdensome and large that it can no longer maintain a monopoly on violence, as the oppressed begin to fight back.  Societies are problem-solving collectives that grow in complexity in order to overcome new issues and government violence is not needed to solve problems. However, the returns from complexity eventually reach a point of diminishing returns. This happens when the government creates so many problems with their solutions that the solutions become problems themselves (a great example of this is the Ponzi scheme known as social security.) After this point, a collapse will eventually ensue and the U.S. is obviously on the cusp.  More and more people awaken daily to the reality of what government has done to them; stealing their moneycomplete enslavementindebting their unborn children, turning them into tax cattle, etc.

Paris Tax Revolts: The World Begins To Realize The Truth About Government

The collapse of our civilization is not inevitable, however, history suggests it is very likely. We now have the unique advantage of being able to learn from the wreckages of societies past, but instead of doing so and freeing mankind from government, many who are enslaved continue to push for shorter chains, more violence, control, domination, and theft by the ruling class – not just of themselves, but of all others too. Collapse is imminent in our opinion, as those in control will not willingly give up their stranglehold over the tax cattle slaves.

If humanity could awaken to what the government really is (master that owns them) and take the blinders off put there by those who call themselves the government, we could all have a bright future. The government has painted themselves as some sort of religious fairy tale set out to save everyone and keep them safe.  Once people realize the truth and claim ownership over themselves.

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Body Cam Video They Don’t Want You To See: Arizona Cop Takes Down Knife-Wielding Jihadist

The media is quick to pounce on narratives that serve their agenda, but when it comes to actual news stories about the dangers of real hate and terrorism in America they are often silent.

This is the case with the following report, which apparently was so damaging to the mainstream agenda that not only did they refuse to cover it, but Maricopa refused to release the video until they were sued.

In the video, an individual is confronted by a Maricopa County, Arizona officer. The individual, as seen below, first indicates to the officer that he wants to “talk about” political issues.

All seems well for about 20 seconds, when the man seems to completely lose his marbles when asked to produce identification. He first begins throwing rocks at the officer, then pulls a knife, at which point things take a turn for the worse for this peaceful protester:

Why it was so difficult for Maricopa County to release this video remains a mystery.

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Socialized Healthcare Debacle: Record Long Hospital Waiting Times

NHS (National Health Services) leaders, those in charge of the United Kingdom’s socialized healthcare, have said that hospital wait times have reached record lengths. Waiting times at A&E departments in England last month were at their worst levels since records began, despite pressures from flu and bad weather so far this winter being significantly lower than in 2018.

The figures should be a wake-up call to the government and the socialists in the United States.  Socialized medicine is designed to fail. No amount of additional government will fix it either.  The UK insists that it’s chronic underfunding in social care and a mounting staffing crisis is creating dangerous pressures in hospitals.  Yet spending on health care in the United Kingdom has more than doubled in the past 18 years, after adjusting for inflation. All of that is a problem because of government intervention, and the poor news will only continue to get worse, according to the UK news source, The Independent.

People Are ‘Dying In Hospital Corridors’ Under Britain’s Socialized Healthcare System

The United Kingdom’s horror stories should dissuade Americans from accepting any form of single-payer.  National Health Service, which celebrated its 70th anniversary on July 5, is imploding rapidly, according to Forbes.

The NHS has struggled to fully staff its hospitals and clinics since its inception in 1948. But today, the shortages are growing worse. 9% of physician posts are vacant making that a disastrous and deadly shortfall of nearly 11,500 doctors.  The NHS is also short 42,000 nurses. In the second quarter alone, nurse vacancies increased by 17%. Meanwhile, in the United States, nearly all states will have a surplus of nurses by 2030. Doctors and nurses simply don’t want to work for the state, which makes their lives far too difficult and their job far too intense for the money.

And it really isn’t that surprising that people don’t want to work as nurses in Great Britain; it’s a stressful job, with long hours and terrible working conditions – all implemented by the authoritarian government control. Some NHS nurses are taking positions at supermarkets because stacking shelves comes with better hours, benefits, and pay, according to a report in the London Economic. Imagine that; a private job is much superior to a government job.

The shortage of providers is what’s causing long wait times. In May of 2018, 4.3 million people in the United Kingdom were on waiting lists for surgery, a 10-year high. And these wait times are killing people. An analysis that covered just half of England’s hospitals found that almost 30,000 patients died in the past year while waiting for treatment. And according to Forbes, it’s only going to get worse. In some cases, the NHS has refused to provide treatment at all. In June of 2018, NHS England said that it would discontinue coverage of 17 procedures, including tonsillectomies and knee arthroscopies for osteoarthritis patients.

If that isn’t bad enough, once a person does actually get treatment, it’s incredibly poor by even a socialist’s standards. Patients in British hospitals are four times more likely to die than in U.S. hospitals, according to an analysis of outcomes from 2,000 similar surgeries conducted by researchers from University College London and Columbia University in New York. Among the more severely ill patients, the disparity was worse; the sickest Brits were seven times more likely to die.

“Medicare for All’s proponents say single-payer delivers high-quality, free care to all. Britons idling on wait lists, unable to secure the care they need, would surely beg to differ.” –Sally Pipes, Forbes contributor

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