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  • To Fully Understand the Ruling Oligarchy (what we call the Establishment), read John Adams

    03/03/2017 10:39:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Vanity
    250 years removed from the current political atmosphere, and writing about governments that existed 1,000 or 2,000 years before his own time, yet nothing is new. All the attempted and successful coups, all the intrigue, all the backstabbing, all the power-maneuvering - it's all been done before. It's about power - obtaining it, retaining it, protecting it, and destroying those who dare to attempt to take it away. John Adams speaks eternal truths that give insight into the mindset of those currently in power.
  • Hillary Is Down, But Not The Oligarchs (Yet)

    11/11/2016 7:34:01 AM PST · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | November 11, 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The US presidential election is historic, because the American people were able to defeat the oligarchs. Hillary Clinton, an agent for the Oligarchy, was defeated despite the vicious media campaign against Donald Trump. This shows that the media and the political establishments of the political parties no longer have credibility with the American people. It remains to be seen whether Trump can select and appoint a government that will serve him and his goals to restore American jobs and to establish friendly and respectful relations with Russia, China, Syria, and Iran. It also remains to be seen how the Oligarchy...
  • Peter Schweizer: 2016 Election About Whether America Will Be Ruled by Political Class

    10/18/2016 9:52:28 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 18, 2016 | John Hayward
    Shortened title. Full title: Peter Schweizer: 2016 Election About Whether America Will Be Ruled by Political Class or American People Peter Schweizer, author of the best-selling book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow for Tuesday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily. “I think it’s important that we have this national conversation about Washington, D.C., and what the problem is,” said Schweizer, gratified that the topic of corruption has become an important part of the 2016 election. “For too long, Alex, the political debate...
  • Former Kissinger CEO says the world is run by 30 families

    09/06/2016 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 89 replies
    Your newswire.com ^ | September 5, 2016 | Sean Adl-Tabatabai
    A former CEO for Henry Kissinger has said that he believes just 30 families run the world, and that these families are the driving force behind the New World Order.
  • Can Americans Overthrow The Evil That Rules Them?

    09/01/2016 10:26:59 AM PDT · by Weeble · 53 replies
    paulcraigroberts.org ^ | 08/29/2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Can Americans Overthrow The Evil That Rules Them? Paul Craig Roberts Paul Wolfowitz and the lies that he told in the high government positions that he held are responsible for a massive number of deaths and massive destruction in seven countries. Wolfowitz has announced his vote for Hillary Clinton. Does this make you feel reassured? The real surprise would have been Wolfowitz’s announcement in favor of Donald Trump. So why was what was expected news? Trump has said that he doesn’t see any future in the conflict Washington has initiated with Russia, and Trump questions the point of NATO’s continuing...
  • Still Report #1116 – Julian Assange – TPP Text is Still Top Secret

    08/14/2016 10:40:22 AM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Still Report ^ | 8/14/2016 | Bill Still
    Good morning, I’m still reporting on TPP. According an interview with Julian Assange done by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, less than 14% of the text of the TPP has been released to the public. Twenty-five of its 29 chapters are still secret. According to Assange: “Once we’re in, we’re stuck forever.” Goodman interviewed Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Monday and published the interview yesterday over the Pacifica network on their daily news show, Democracy Now at Democracynow.org. This is simply outrageous! I just don’t know how to describe this in non-conspiratorial terms. We stand on the...
  • Gov. Abbott announces Police Protection Act

    07/18/2016 4:48:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 18 JULY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    AUSTIN -- A new potential law created by Texas Governor Greg Abbott would bring stronger penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers. The Police Protection Act would make any crime committed against a police officer "out of bias against police" be labeled a "hate crime." Under the act, assaulting a law enforcement officer would become a 2nd degree felony. It's currently a 3rd degree felony.
  • To fully understand oligarchy (the "Establishment"), read John Adams

    07/04/2016 6:03:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    Over the past several years, the term "the Establishment" has been frequently used. The Republican Establishment, the Democrat Establishment, etc. The "Establishment" is nothing more than the ruling oligarchy, "the few" who have consolidated power within themselves and pass it around amongst themselves (witness the Bushes, the Clintons, the Romneys, the Cuomos, the Kennedys, etc.). And witness the means that congressional leaders select and elect only their own types for power (the NRSC, NRCC, DNSC, DNCC and the oligarchs that fund them). There is nothing new in this. In fact, it is quite common in world history. And there is...
  • Ex-McDonald’s CEO says raising the minimum wage will help robots take jobs

    05/25/2016 7:17:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matt McFarland
    A former McDonald’s chief executive has warned that raising the minimum wage will spur unemployment as companies will instead employ robots that work for less. “I guarantee you if a $15 minimum wage goes across the country you’re going to see a job loss like you can’t believe,” said Edward Rensi in an appearance on Fox Business Network Tuesday. “It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries.” The minimum wage has been a hot topic this spring, with some states and employers deciding to...
  • Ted Cruz delegate-wrangling operation outclassing Trump

    04/09/2016 5:25:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 139 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/2016 | Rick Moran
    Ted Cruz's delegate-hunting operation is running rings around Donald Trump's team, and he's making gains because of it. In North Dakota last weekend and Colorado this weekend, Cruz's team is out-hustling and outmanuevering Donald Trump, probably picking up a majority of unbound and "uncommitted" delegates in both states. Fox News: While Donald Trump still holds the delegate lead in the GOP presidential primary race, his Achilles heel has been a perceived weakness in his ground game. Seeking to capitalize on this, Cruz has outmaneuvered Trump lately in the behind-the-scenes battle for delegates in places that don't assign them through traditional...
  • Panama Law Firm’s Leaked Files Detail Offshore Accounts Tied to World Leaders

    04/04/2016 9:45:35 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03 March 2016 | Mmichael S. Schmidt, Steven Lee Myers
    A group of news media outlets published articles on Sunday based on what they said were 11.5 million leaked documents from a Panama law firm that helped some of the world’s wealthiest people — including politicians, athletes and business moguls — establish offshore bank accounts. The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung said its reporters had obtained the documents from a confidential source. The newspaper then shared the files with other media organizations, like The Guardian and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. In an article, the investigative journalism organization said the documents revealed the offshore accounts of 140 politicians and public...
  • If Hillary Isn't Indicted, the Rule of Law and the Republic Are Dead

    03/21/2016 6:17:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | March 21, 2016 | charles smith
    Once the Oligarchy is above the law, the Republic is already dead. To paraphrase Ernest Hemingway: How did you lose your Republic? Two ways, gradually and then suddenly. The Romans experienced this when their Republic was extinguished by Empire. The erosion of the Republic was gradual: slowly but surely, the lower classes' representation in governance was curtailed; the Oligarchy of the wealthy and powerful cemented their privileges at the expense of the many; Oligarchs rose above the laws that were supposed to apply to all, and executive power was consolidated in top administrators and the wealthy at the expense of...
  • Ann Coulter: Ted Cruz, Fox News ‘Traitors,’ Formed ‘Unified Oligarchy’ Against Trump

    03/14/2016 4:50:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/13/16
    Ann Coulter called Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Fox News “traitors” for blaming Donald Trump for dangerous protesters shutting down a Friday-night rally in Chicago, blistering Trump’s primary rival on Twitter.   Cruz suggested Trump’s campaign “bears responsibility” for violent protesters threatening Trump and his supporters, as social media revealed images of a policeman bleeding from his head and anecdotes of peaceful attendees terrorized by agitators. As reported by Breitbart’s Katie McHugh, this statement angered many Cruz supporters: “I think a campaign bears responsibility for creating an environment, when the candidate urges supporters to engage in physical violence —...
  • A prominent US senator just threw his support to Donald Trump

    03/03/2016 6:25:33 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 28, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama endorsed Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday. Trump announced the endorsement alongside Sessions at a massive campaign rally in Madison, Alabama. "At this time in America's history, we need to make America great again!" Sessions said, echoing Trump's campaign slogan. "I am pleased to endorse Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States."
  • Donald Trump promises to mandate death penalty for killing police officers

    12/10/2015 6:22:31 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 238 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/10/2015 | Jay LeBlanc
    Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to issue an executive order mandating the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer. Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, made the promise while speaking in Portsmouth, New Hampshire alongside the New England Police Benevolent Association, which announced its endorsement of Mr. Trump at the event. "One of the first things I'd do in terms of executive order, if I win, will be to sign strong, strong statement that would go out to the country, out to the world, anybody killing policeman police woman, police officer, anybody killing police officer, the death penalty...
  • They Live, We Sleep: A Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

    08/05/2015 8:06:23 AM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 27 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | August 4, 2015 | John Whitehead
    ...A 2014 study conducted by Princeton and Northwestern University concluded that the U.S. government does not represent the majority of American citizens. Instead, the study found that the government is ruled by the rich and powerful, or the so-called “economic elite.” Moreover, the researchers concluded that policies enacted by this governmental elite nearly always favor special interests and lobbying groups. In other words, we are being ruled by an oligarchy disguised as a democracy, and arguably on our way towards fascism—a form of government where private corporate interests rule, money calls the shots, and the people are seen as mere...
  • Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”

    07/31/2015 9:37:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    The Intercept/First Look Media ^ | July 30 2015, 7:09 p.m. | Jon Schwarz
    Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.” Carter was responding to a question from Hartmann about recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign financing like Citizens United. …
  • Top sheriff: America now ruled by 'oligarchy' - David Clarke issues 'wake-up call'....

    07/03/2015 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    WND ^ | July 2, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Sheriff David Clarke Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin One of America’s most popular sheriffs has issued a “wake-up call” for conservatives following the Supreme Court’s two landmark decisions on same-sex marriage and Obamacare. The way Sheriff David Clarke sees it, the wild horse has broken loose and is halfway out of the barn, threatening to trample the crops. If the court can redefine marriage and force people to buy health care from a private business, there is nothing it can’t do, said Clarke, the sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and frequent Fox News contributor. “The thing that bothers me...
  • Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

    07/02/2015 1:10:43 PM PDT · by familyop · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 2, 2015 | Rachel Zoll, Thomas Beaumont
    The vocal pivot from such traditional social issues marks the first time U.S. Catholic bishops have publicly asked those seeking the White House to heed the admonitions of Francis' June encyclical, said Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines. In Francis' major teaching document, the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics called for a "sweeping revolution" to correct a "structurally perverse" economic system that allows the rich to exploit the poor and has turned the Earth into an "immense pile of filth."
  • Obama, The Ultimate Senior Banker’s President

    02/08/2015 10:45:28 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-07-15 | James Raider
    Janet Yellen, Obama, and Bernanke For sixty four years, the world enjoyed some degree of stability, perhaps greater than at any previous period in history, with the United States performing the expensive, but indispensable role of “stabilizer.”  There had been regional wars, and provincial atrocities often localized to sectarian disputes, but most of the world went about its business, criss-crossing oceans and borders to grow trade, or travelling to distant vacations.  9/11 changed behaviors, nevertheless, we continued on our paths, but did so with a little more caution on our air-travels.  Then, with the power of wealthy and powerful senior...