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Dear Reader,

There are 4 foods that can hijack the chemicals in your brain.

Millions of Americans consume these foods every day, and they are so common, you might have eaten them this morning.

These foods can cause you to experience tiredness, memory loss, low energy, skin problems – and worst of all, they could be the reason why you are gaining weight.

These foods can “rewire” your brain and cause you to crave fat, sugars, and carbs, even when your stomach is full.

Fortunately, there is a method you can do right at home that can reverse these cravings.

But the longer you do nothing, the more intense your cravings can get, and the harder it will be to lose weight.

Go HERE to learn the 4 foods hijacking your brain and the at-home method to reverse these cravings for good.

P.S. If you have tried diets and exercise with no results, it’s NOT your fault! The real reason could be these four foods. Watch the shocking presentation now and protect yourself before it’s too late!

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Author: Gundry MD

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Does Washington rule the World?

One of the most disturbing aspects of the past two years of Donald Trump foreign policy has been the assumption that decisions made by the United States are binding on the rest of the world. Apart from time of war, no other nation has ever sought to prevent other nations from trading with each other. And the United States has also uniquely sought to penalize other countries for alleged crimes that did not occur in the US and that did not involve American citizens, while also insisting that all nations must comply with whatever penalties are meted out by Washington.

The United States now sees itself as judge, jury and executioner in policing the international community, a conceit that began post World War 2 when American presidents began referring to themselves as “leader of the free world.” This pretense received legislative backing with passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1987 (ATA) as amended in 1992 plus subsequent related legislation, to include the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act of 2016 (JASTA). The body of legislation can be used by US citizens or residents to obtain civil judgments against alleged terrorists anywhere in the world and can be employed to punish governments, international organizations and even corporations that are perceived to be supportive of terrorists, even indirectly or unknowingly. Plaintiffs are able to sue for injuries to their “person, property, or business” and have ten years to bring a claim.

Sometimes the connections and level of proof required by a US court to take action are tenuous, and that is being polite. Suits currently can claim secondary liability for third parties, including banks and large corporations, under “material support” of terrorism statutes. This includes “aiding and abetting” liability as well as providing “services” to any group that the United States considers to be terrorist, even if the terrorist label is dubious and/or if that support is inadvertent.

There have been two recent lawsuits seeking civil damages under ATA and JASTA involved Iran and Syria. Regarding Iran, in June 2017 a jury deliberated for one day before delivering a guilty verdict against two Iranian foundations for violation of US sanctions, allowing a federal court to authorize the US government seizure of a skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. It was the largest terrorism-related civil forfeiture in United States history. The presiding judge decided to distribute proceeds from the building’s sale, which could amount to as much as $1 billion, to the families of victims of terrorism, including the September 11th attacks. The court ruled that Iran had some culpability for the 9/11 attacks as a state sponsor of terrorism, though it could not determine that Iran was directly involved in the attacks.

The ruling against Iran has to be considered somewhat bizarre as it is clear that Iran had nothing to do with 9/11 but was considered guilty anyway because the State Department in Washington has declared it to be a state sponsor of terror. Being able to determine guilt based on an interpretation of a foreign government’s behavior puts incredible power in the hands of unelected bureaucrats who are making political decisions regarding who is “good” and who is “bad.”

A second, more recent, court case has involved Syria. Last week a federal court in the District of Columbia ruled that Syria was liable for the targeting and killing of an American journalist who was covering the shelling of a rebel held area of Homs in 2012.

The court awarded $302.5 million to the family of the journalist, Marie Colvin. In her ruling, Judge Amy Berman Jackson cited “Syria’s longstanding policy of violence” seeking “to intimidate journalists” and “suppress dissent.” As it is normally not possible even in American courts to sue a foreign government, a so-called human rights group funded by the US and other governments called the Center for Justice and Accountability made its case relying on the designation of Damascus as a state sponsor of terrorism. The judge believed that the evidence presented was “credible and convincing.”

The complexities of what is going on in Syria are such that it is difficult to imagine that a Washington based judge could possibly render judgment in any credible fashion. Colvin was in a war zone and the plaintiffs, whose agenda was to compile a dossier of war crimes against Syria, made their case using documents that they provided, which certainly presented a partisan viewpoint and might themselves have been fabricated. Based on her own comments, Judge Amy Berman Jackson certainly came into the game with her own particular view on Syria and what the conflict there was all about.

Another American gift to international jurisprudence has been the Magnitsky Act of 2012, a product of the feel-good enthusiasm of the Barack Obama Administration. It was based on a narrative regarding what went on in Russia under the clueless Boris Yeltsin and his nationalist successor Vladimir Putin that was peddled by one Bill Browder, who many believe to have been a major player in the looting of the former Soviet Union. It was claimed by Browder and his accomplices in the media that the Russian government had been complicit in the arrest, torture and killing of one Sergei Magnitsky, an accountant turned whistleblower working for Browder. Almost every aspect of the story has been challenged, but it was completely bought into by the Congress and White House and led to sanctions on the Russians who were allegedly involved despite Moscow’s complaints that the US had no legal right to interfere in its internal affairs relating to a Russian citizen.

Worse still, the Magnitsky Act has been broadened and is now the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2017. It is being used to sanction and otherwise punish alleged “human rights abusers” in other countries. It was most recently used in the Jamal Khashoggi case, in which the US sanctioned the alleged killers of the Saudi dissident journalist even though no one had actually been convicted of any crime.

Independent of Magnitsky and the various ATA acts is the ability of the US Treasury Department and its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to sanction a country’s ability to move money through the US controlled dollar financial system. That is what is taking place currently regarding payments for Venezuela’s oil exports, which have been sanctioned and will not be able to use the dollar denominated system after April 28th. A similar US imposed sanctioning is currently in effect against Iran, with all potential purchasers of Iranian oil themselves being subject to secondary sanctions if they continue to make purchases after May 5th.

Most of the world oil business is transacted in dollars, so the Treasury Department has an effective weapon in hand to interfere in foreign countries without having to send in the Marines, but there is, of course, a danger that the rest of the world will eventually read the tea leaves and abandon the use of petrodollars altogether. If that occurs it will make it more difficult for the American government to continue to print dollars without regard for deficits as there will be little demand for the extra US currency in circulation.

The principle that Washington should respect the sovereignty of other states even when it disagrees with their internal policies has effectively been abandoned. And, as if things were not bad enough, some new legislation virtually guarantees that in the near future the United States will be doing still more to interfere in and destabilize much of the world. Congress has passed and President Trump has signed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act, which seeks to improve Washington’s response to mass killings. The prevention of genocide and mass murder is now a part of American national security agenda. There will be a Mass Atrocity Task Force and State Department officers will receive training to sensitize them to impending genocide, though presumably the new program will not apply to the Palestinians as the law’s namesake never was troubled by their suppression and killing by the state of Israel.

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Author: Phillip M. Giraldi

Is she “the next Obama”? Why is the mainstream media working so hard to promote Kamala Harris?

It seems like virtually every major Democratic politician in the entire country is at least considering running for president, and a bunch of them have already officially entered the race, so why is the mainstream media pushing Kamala Harris so hard?  According to Real Clear Politics, Kamala Harris has not gotten more than single-digit support in any of the 11 major polls for the Democratic nomination that have been conducted so far.  And at this point, her average of just 5.0 percent support in those polls puts her in fourth place in this race.  But if you listen to the mainstream media, they are constantly using terms such as “leading contender” and “frontrunner” to describe her.  In recent days she has been getting more media attention than all of the other declared Democratic candidates combined, and that makes one wonder what is really going on behind the scenes.

On Monday, I was doing some research on the Internet when I noticed an ad for a CNN town hall featuring Kamala Harris.

I thought that it was very early in the process to be doing a town hall, and I thought that it was quite odd that only one of the candidates was being featured.  So curiosity got the best of me and I clicked on the ad.

And sure enough, CNN had given Kamala Harris her very own town hall in a prime time slot, and they had left all of the other candidates out.

Then after the town hall was over, CNN published a glowing editorial about the town hall entitled “It’s Kamala Harris’ race right now”

There’s a long way to go before the Democratic Party picks its nominee for the presidency. But this week, it’s Kamala Harris’ race.

The senator from California’s performance at a CNN town hall Monday night solidified her standing as a leading contender. She was fluid and engaging, striking that always-tough balance (for women, at least) of being both authoritative and warm. She also took solidly left positions on a slew of important topics.

Ladies and gentlemen, that is what you call a propaganda piece.

There are seven other Democrats that have already officially announced that they are running.  So where were they, and why is Kamala Harris being singled out for such favorable treatment?

She has been dubbed “the next Obama” or the “female Obama” by many on the left, and just like we witnessed in 2008, the mainstream media can’t help but gush about how wonderful she is.

Following her town hall performance on Monday night, CNN boldly declared that “Harris pushed to the front of the pack”

The Democratic bench is deep, and this primary will be a contentious one for the best reason: because there are so many excellent, qualified candidates. The primary is a long way away, and there will no doubt be significant ebbs and flows as some candidates surge and others retreat. But on Monday night, Harris pushed to the front of the pack.

Of course that is a lot easier to do when none of the other candidates are on the stage.

So exactly what does Kamala Harris stand for?

Well, during the town hall on Monday night she expressed her support for a government-run “Medicare for all” system…

‘We need to have Medicare for all. That’s just the bottom line,’ Harris said during a CNN town hall event, declaring that she feels ‘very strongly’ about it.

‘The idea is that everyone gets access to medical care, and you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require,’ she explained, concluding that private insurers should not be part of the system.

‘Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on,’ said Harris.

But she didn’t stop there.  In addition to getting rid of health insurance companies, she is also in favor of banning a whole bunch of other things

But the queen of the ban was just getting starting. Along with banning private health insurance, Harris also wants to ban for-profit colleges, assault weapons, fossil fuels, personal cars, and presumably members of the Knights of Columbus serving as federal judges.

She also voiced her support for AOC’s “Green New Deal”, and if that is ever implemented it will completely turn our society upside down (and not in a good way) in just 10 years

“I support a Green New Deal, and I will tell you why: Climate change is an existential threat to us, and we have got to deal with the reality of it,” she said when asked by an audience member about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical “Green New Deal.”

The plan by the freshman congresswoman calls for wiping the fossil fuel industry out of existence and replacing all ofAmerica’s energy production with renewables within 10 years.

On top of everything else, she also wants to grab your guns

“You can be in favor of the Second Amendment and also understand that there is no reason in a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers,” Kamala Harris says of guns in America.

In essence, Harris has attempted to stake her claim as the most progressive candidate in a Democratic field that will be absolutely teeming with them.

I think that Liz Wheeler summarized what Harris had to say at the town hall very well…

So Kamala Harris tonight:

Will take your guns away.
Will take your doctor away.
Will take your free market away.
Will take your car away.
Will take your wealth away.
Will take your wall away.

Cool, let’s vote for her! Said nobody with a brain.

And if the mainstream media continues to stay solidly behind her, there is a very good chance that she could be Donald Trump’s opponent in 2020, because right now most Democrats have no idea who they want

Most Democratic voters can’t name the candidate they want to replace President Donald Trump, a new poll revealed on Tuesday and it also showed the president is vulnerable in his reelection efforts.

When asked whom they would support for the Democratic presidential nomination, 56 percent of self-identified Democrats did not offer a name, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found.

It is being projected that up to 30 Democrats could ultimately enter the race, but most of them don’t have a prayer.

In the end, the candidate that receives the most attention from the mainstream media will probably be the nominee, and right now that candidate is Kamala Harris.

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Author: Michael Snyder

Pharma drug cartel just changed the definition of “high blood pressure” to trick HALF of U.S. adults into “treatment” with high-profit prescription drugs

The pharma drug cartel has become not just a total joke to medicine and science, but increasingly a threat to the health and safety of the American people. In the latest medical hoax to generate profit from the mass medication of nearly everyone, the American Heart Association — a quack medicine front group for the pharmaceutical industry — announced a new definition of “high blood pressure” that means half of U.S. adults suddenly have a “disease” requiring “treatment” with high-profit pharmaceuticals.

This total quackery of disease definition creep is one of the favorite ploys of the profit-driven drug cartels in the United States. (It’s called “Disease Mongering.”) A few years ago, “high cholesterol” was redefined as part of a tactic to boost statin drug sales (which now generate billions in revenue each year). Suddenly, doctors all across the country were prescribing statin drugs to patients who, just a week earlier, had no “disease” at all. But thanks to the AHA’s collusion with the drug industry to artificially lower the acceptable level of cholesterol in the body, tens of millions of Americans were spontaneously diagnosed with “high cholesterol.”

Overmedication of the population, you see, has become Big Pharma’s primary business model. And to achieve higher sales, the drug companies have to convince more and more people that they’re sick (even when there’s nothing wrong with them at all).

Drug companies are in the business of convincing more and more HEALTHY people they need prescription drugs for life

Drug companies, you see, are no longer in the business of merely treating truly sick people, but rather moving the goal posts of “disease” to ensure more and more otherwise healthy people qualify for drug treatment. The AHA, of course, goes right along with this scam.

It’s all explained in this CBS News opening paragraph which accidentally spills the beans on this prescription drug scam:

New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

Notice that CBS News goes right along with the quackery, stating that high blood pressure “now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.” But last week, no such “plague” existed at all. So what changed overnight? The definition of high blood pressure, of course. Suddenly, it’s a “plague,” according to CBS News (which of course takes money from Big Pharma).

What you are witnessing in all this is a massive medical hoax being perpetrated on the American people by a legal drug cartel involving the AHA, drug companies, pharma-funded mainstream media and doctors who earn kickbacks and bribes from pushing these dangerous drugs. It’s not just drug companies, either: Medical device manufacturers are also running outright scams, too, such as the heart stent manufacturers whose products have just recently been shown to be medically useless. We’ve known that for a long time, having reported a decade ago on how drug-coated heart stents actually cause a 400% increase in deaths of heart attack patients.

BOMBSHELL as heart stents found to be medically USELESS from NaturalNews on Vimeo.

It’s all organized by the American Heart Association, whose president just had a heart attack at age 52

In case you’re wondering just how credible the AHA really is when it comes to heart health, AHA president John Warner recently suffered a heart attack. He’s only 52 years old. Under his guidance, the AHA is the same quack group that recently attacked coconut oil as being unhealthy and dangerous.

Yes, according to the AHA, all Americans should stop consuming coconut oil and start taking high blood pressure drugs and statin drugs. Because drugs, you see, are considered “nutrition” in the eyes of the pharma shills, while real food is considered heresy. (“How dare you eat a coconut that costs a dollar? Here, take this pill that only costs $200…”)

Perhaps AHA president John Warner simply needs to take more pharmaceuticals. After all, that’s his advice for everyone else. But if pharmaceuticals prevent heart attacks, then why didn’t they work for him? (Answer: Because it’s all a massive medical hoax. Prescription drugs don’t make your heart healthy. Only nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices can accomplish that.)

How the AHA is destroying the health of Americans, bankrupting the nation and making Big Pharma filthy rich

Sadly, many Americans know so little about health, nutrition and Big Pharma collusion that they might actually believe the new guidelines for high blood pressure. This means tens of millions of Americans will now likely be put on high-profit blood pressure drugs… and this is on top of the statin drugs, psychiatric drugs and anxiety medications they’re already gobbling up in insane quantities. This is how we now live in a world where over half of the population of 65 is now taking at least five drugs a day, as reported in The Telegraph.

We are now living in an overmedicated world of drugged-up patients who are viewed by the drug industry as biological vessels for dumping high-profit chemicals under the guise of “treatment.” At this pace, it won’t be long before newborn children are instantly diagnosed with blood pressure problems, cholesterol problems and brain chemistry problems, then mercilessly drugged from their very first day.

That’s the goal: Cradle-to-grave mass medication of every living human being on the planet. That’s Big Pharma’s ultimate aim, and as long as people are stupid enough to go along with all their junk science and marketing fraud, Big Pharma will increasingly drug everybody in the world with their toxic, deadly chemicals that are falsely named “medicines.”

Truly healthy people don’t take medications at all

In truth, the healthiest people living today take no drugs at all. If you want to be healthy, focus on nutrition, superfoods, exercise, stress reduction, avoidance of environmental toxins and achieving quality sleep. Doctors and drug companies don’t make you healthy; they just make themselves rich at your expense. And at the same time they’re exploiting you for profit, they’re also bankrupting the nation, polluting the environment (with pharma drugs now found in the public water supplies of major U.S. cities) and destroying innocent lives.

It is precisely these kinds of quackery-based pharma marketing scams that are now waking people up to the greater truth: Big Pharma has become a scourge on our world and must be stopped. The mass medication of every living human is not medical “treatment” but rather the perversion of medicine and a growing chemical catastrophe with dire global consequences.

Medical patients across the western world are now being drugged into oblivion while nations are being bankrupted by associated health care costs. Big Pharma has mastered the art of extracting money from the economy by transforming human beings into drug receptacles, with the goal of dumping an ever-increasing number of drugs into the same human bodies, all while billing state-run health care systems to collect obscene profits. This entire cycle of medical stupidity has nothing whatsoever to do with health, compassion, science, medicine or disease prevention. It is purely about maximizing the number of prescriptions written for people, even if those people have nothing wrong with their health.

Yet the pharmaceutical giants wield so much power and influence that they’ve taken over the science journals, medical schools, mainstream media outlets and even government regulators. In effect, they have transformed America into a “pharma state” where much of the political power, economy, “science” and culture now centers around the mass drugging of everyone. But I ask a simple question: After gobbling all these drugs in unprecedented quantities, are Americans healthier today than they were two generations ago? Not by a long shot. If anything, Americans are now more diseased than ever before. Clearly, the drugs aren’t working, because if they did, we’d be the healthiest nation on the planet.

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Author: Mike Adams

Can we unlearn the fear that creates our reality?

Imagination is a wonderful thing. Emotions are often a result of the mind telling us stories without our direction over the outcome. When we imagine any fear repeatedly in a safe environment, soon our phobia, and our brain’s response to it, begins to subside.

That’s the takeaway of a new brain imaging study led by CU Boulder and Icahn School of Medicine researchers, suggesting that imagination can be a powerful tool in helping people with fear and anxiety-related disorders overcome them.

“This research confirms that imagination is a neurological reality that can impact our brains and bodies in ways that matter for our wellbeing,” said Tor Wager, director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at CU Boulder and co-senior author of the paper, published in the journal Neuron.

Being afraid of the unknown is not a new concept. From birth to death we’ve been trained to fear everything for a very long time. The dangers of modern life have a stranglehold on people’s imaginations. Sociologists call the phenomenon a risk society, describing cultures increasingly preoccupied with threats to safety, both real and perceived, but most definitely imagined.

Our ability to judge risk is sophisticated, and instinctual decisions often serve us well. But when something doesn’t quite seem to sync up, gut to head, then it’s time to pause and at least question what’s causing the discrepancy.

Neurolinguistic programming, emulating psychosis, television, advertising, the illusion of terrorism and several other remarkable concepts affect every facet of our lives and our world at the expense of our health, safety and security.

About one in three people in the United States have anxiety disorders, including phobias, and 8 percent have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Since the 1950s, clinicians have used “exposure therapy” as a first-line treatment, asking patients to face their fears–real or imagined–in a safe, controlled setting. Anecdotally, results have been positive.

But until now, very little has been known about how such methods impact the brain or how imagination neurologically compares to real-life exposure.

“These novel findings bridge a long-standing gap between clinical practice and cognitive neuroscience,” said lead author Marianne Cumella Reddan, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at CU Boulder. “This is the first neuroscience study to show that imagining a threat can actually alter the way it is represented in the brain.”


Measuring The Minds-Eye

For the study, 68 healthy participants were trained to associate a sound with an uncomfortable, but not painful, electric shock. Then, they were divided into three groups and either exposed to the same threatening sound, asked to “play the sound in their head,” or asked to imagine pleasant bird and rain sounds–all without experiencing further shocks.

The researchers measured brain activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Sensors on the skin measured how the body responded.

In the groups that imagined and heard the threatening sounds, brain activity was remarkably similar, with the auditory cortex (which processes sound), the nucleus accumbens (which is associated with reward learning) and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (associated with risk and aversion) all lighting up.

After repeated exposure without the accompanying shock, the subjects in both the real and imagined threat groups experienced what is known as “extinction,” where the formerly fear-inducing stimulus no longer ignited a fear response.

Essentially, the brain had unlearned to be afraid.

“Statistically, real and imagined exposure to the threat were not different at the whole brain level, and imagination worked just as well,” said Reddan.

Notably, the group that imagined birds and rain sounds showed different brain reactions, and their fear response to the sound persisted.

“I think a lot of people assume that the way to reduce fear or negative emotion is to imagine something good. In fact, what might be more effective is exactly the opposite: imagining the threat, but without the negative consequences,” said Wager.


Unlearning Fear

Previous research has shown that imagining an act can activate and strengthen regions of the brain involved in its real-life execution, improving performance. For instance, imagining playing piano can boost neuronal connections in regions related to the fingers. Research also shows it’s possible to update our memories, inserting new details.

The new study suggests that imagination may be a more powerful tool than previously believed for updating those memories.

“If you have a memory that is no longer useful for you or is crippling you, you can use imagination to tap into it, change it and re-consolidate it, updating the way you think about and experience something,” said Reddan, stressing that something as simple as imagining a single tone tapped into a complex network of brain circuits.

She notes that there was much more variance in brain activity in the group that imagined the tone versus the ones who really heard it, suggesting that those with a more vivid imagination may experience greater brain changes when simulating something in their mind’s eye.

As imagination becomes a more common tool among clinicians, more research is necessary, they write.

For now, Wager advises, pay attention to what you imagine.

“Manage your imagination and what you permit yourself to imagine. You can use imagination constructively to shape what your brain learns from experience.”

Or, as writer and philosopher Mary Baker Eddy put it, “Stand porter at the door of thought.”

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Author: Josh Richardson

A Government of Socialists

Brace for the most bizarre government that Congress has ever seen in your lifetime. The Democrats installed a band of untested novices bent on adopting a socialist utopia. The House of Representatives has become a chamber of horrors that only libtard groupies could embrace and the Senate reflects the bluest of blue from metropolis and the coastal cultures. The gangland underworld families that make up the Deep State and are controlled by the Shadow Government elites have shifted tactics for electing the next generation of Federal legislators.

Idealistic “True Believers” who advocate Democrat Socialism are unable to reach valid conclusions. It is one thing to seek social improvement and quite a different fantasy that wants to save the world. The New members of the 116th Congress, especially Democrats are spreading the mindset that Bernie Sanders promoted in the 2016 presidential primary. While many pundits have exposed the destructive effects of Socialism, very few have been willing to challenge the sacred cow of Democracy.

Note the criticism used by David Leach in We now return to creating a socialist utopia in America by 2020 that condemns the methods of the radical left.

“While Democrats have become experts at using protected classes as pawns in their game of socialist chess, their plans go far beyond simple fairness. Democrats want to wipe out capitalism to create a Democratic Socialist utopia, bringing us closer to becoming the United Socialist States of America.

The next two years look to be a boon for lovers of socialism, and could usher in the dystopian America Ayn Rand wrote about in her book, Atlas Shrugged.”

How far this nation has fallen from a philosophy of Liberty and actual economic achievement, into a society of entitlements rationalized upon imaginary privileges and artificially manufactured human rights, is frightening. The economic illiteracy which is the hallmark of expanding that “Free Lunch” which the producing class is required to pay for, only accentuates the demands of the underclass.

The next insight from David Catron in The classic symptoms of an “end-of-life rally” are all there, sums up the lethal outcome that awaits our country.

“The Democratic Party exhibits all the symptoms of terminal lucidity. Sometimes called “the end-of-life rally,” this phenomenon involves temporary bursts of physical and mental activity in terminally ill patients immediately prior to death. It can cruelly mislead family members, who unrealistically take the apparent improvement as a sign that there is hope after all. This is how the left has responded to Democratic gains in the recent midterms. But such episodes rarely indicate any real change in the patient’s underlying condition, and the Democratic Party remains infected by fatal strains of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), utopian socialist fantasies, and identity politics.”

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins Maxine Waters, the new House Financial Services Committee Chair, you know that the Marxists are running the asylum. In the Nancy Pelosi House, the Democrats will go well beyond being just obstructionists. They will pass every socialist bill that fellow pinko party members put forth. The Neocon Trotskyites in the GOP Senate will be tested just how committed they are opposing the social welfare state. Even a President like Donald Trump is unable to reverse the Great Society of the authoritarian despots, who make up the bipartisan federal government.

This lesson has been hard learned by conservatives who labor in the trenches of politics. The AOC twitter crowd cheers their commitment and delight in their “so called” moral superiority. Notwithstanding such folly, these inept and poorly educated mental cripples are being used by the very establishment they rail against. The oligarchy that composes the sinister criminal establishment wants an ideological civil war and the Democratic Socialists are eager and willing to play into the hands of the tyrants.

This is the actual motivation of the ruling elites to destroy President Trump.  All totalitarian regimes have the goal of keeping their population governable. The delusion that a democracy is the ideal form of government is proven false when the vote is universal. Allowing non citizens a ballot to select office holders is sheer madness.

Today’s breed of Democratic Socialists aspires to become a modern day version of Emma Goldman. They often are closet anarchists but always share a latent communistic nihilism.

Review the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez platform and compare it to THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF A DEMONRAT.

  • Medicare For All,
  • Housing As a Human Right,
  • A Peace Economy,
  • A Federal Jobs Guarantee,
  • Gun Control / Assault Weapons Ban,
  • Criminal Justice Reform,
  • End Private Prisons,
  • Immigration Justice / Abolish ICE,
  • Solidarity with Puerto Rico,
  • Mobilizing Against Climate Change,
  • Clean Campaign Finance,
  • Higher Education / Trade School for All,
  • Women’s Rights, Support LGBTQIA+,
  • Support Seniors,
  • Curb Wall Street Gambling: Restore Glass Steagall,

While not all individual topics should be deemed as progressive, the purported solutions provided fail to offer meaningful or realistic restructuring. Items such as criminal reform/end private prisons, campaign reorganization and restoring Glass-Steagall can and should be legislated. Even paleo-conservatives would agree with an end to an internationalist foreign policy, but to believe that the military-industrialist-security complex can be eliminated by a Congressional vote or that a peoples’ movement could create a peace economy, is bush-league in sophistication.

Until the focus is placed upon the alliance of elites, no matter what their public ideology image; the collectivism of the federal government will continue to administer a socialist society. The popular culture needs to admit that the beltway sycophants have a direct and personal interest in keeping socialism alive. Maintaining public dependency on government for financial existence is a fool’s game. Yet, the misguided social media generation is so wrapped up into the high tech version of reality that they never took the time to learn the lessons of history and government betrayal that every 1960’s radical understood.

Progressive socialism always leads to the tyranny of dictatorship. The globalist New World Order is based upon deception of the masses. True deliverance from political oppression does not come from a social network acting as a pied piper; it comes through personal integrity guided by divine providence.

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Author: Sartre

The REAL resistance: Sheriffs in Washington State REFUSE to enforce unconstitutional gun laws

Washington state recently introduced bills for some of the strictest gun laws in the country but they have some very important opponents: the sheriffs.

Long thought to be the last line of defense between authoritarianism and freedom, sheriffs are in a unique position. As elected officials, basically nobody has authority over them – not the judges, not the Feds – no one except the people who may or may not choose to re-elect them.

What are those new gun laws in Washington?

In November, Washington voters passed a ballot initiative, I-1639. To purchase a semi-automatic rifle, buyers must be over 21, undergo an enhanced background check, must have completed a safety course, and need to wait 9 days to take possession of their weapon. And that’s not all. A gun owner who doesn’t store his or her weapon “properly” can be prosecuted.

And that was just the beginning of the unconstitutional momentum.

Feeling the wind at their backs after the ballot, gun campaigners and liberal legislators have now gone even further in the new legislative session. Bills introduced in the last week to Washington’s Democrat-dominated legislature look to further restrict firearms. Some laws would ban high capacity magazines and plastic guns made with 3D printers. Others would mandate training for concealed carry permits, and remove guns and ammo during and after domestic violence incidents.

Washington’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, who proposed several of the bills, said in an email: “Now is the time to act. Washingtonians have made it clear that they support common-sense gun safety reforms.” (source)

Things are getting more and more difficult for gun owners in a state that has two very different demographics.

Washington is a reflection of the rest of the US.

The state of Washington is similar to the United States in general. The vast majority of the population lives in a few large cities, distant from the rural and small-town folks in a lot more than just mileage. The left-leaning cities are in direct opposition to the more right-leaning rural communities, but the rural communities are under the thumb of the city voters due to numbers.

Back when they voted on I-1639, 27 of the 39 counties were against the measure, but because the twelve counties that voted FOR it were more populous, the initiative passed.

Does this sound familiar? If it weren’t for the electoral college in national elections, we’d probably have Hillary Clinton as our president, and she’s notoriously anti-gun. The situation of gun owners would look very different right now if that had happened.

Now the state is divided because the counties that voted against the measure are refusing to be governed by unconstitutional laws to which they objected in the first place

And they’re supported by their sheriffs.

Some Washington law enforcement officers are refusing to enforce these laws.

Klickitat County Sheriff, Bob Songer, Republic police chief Loren Culp, and Ferry County Sheriff Ray Maycumber are among those who have publicly vowed not to enforce the new unconstitutional gun laws.

In Ferry county in eastern Washington, more than 72% of voters rejected I-1639. In the county’s only incorporated city, Republic, the police chief Loren Culp asked the council in November to declare the city a “second amendment sanctuary”. That vote has been delayed until March, but in the meantime, like Songer, Culp says he will not enforce.

The sheriff in Ferry county, Ray Maycumber, told the Guardian that he would not be enforcing the laws either, at least until the NRA’s litigation is completed.

“There’s a window of time when I get to make the assessment”, he said. Should the NRA not succeed, he said, he would “consider if I want to go on in the job”.

…The refusal of law enforcement officers to enforce the new restrictions plays into a longer history of so-called “constitutional” sheriffs resisting the gradual tightening of gun laws. There are also hints, in the stance, of the doctrine of “county supremacy”, long nursed on the constitutionalist far right, which holds that county sheriffs are the highest constitutional authority in the country. (source)

Matt Marshall, the leader of the Washington Three Percent, is hoping to persuade other Washington counties to adopt local second amendment sanctuary ordinances. Next week, he meets with people in Lewis and Pierce counties to urge them to urge them to adopt resolutions not to enforce unconstitutional gun laws.

This isn’t the first time that sheriffs have stood up against unreasonable laws.

As elected officials, sheriffs have an obligation to their constituents and to the Constitution of the United States of America.

In 2013, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini kicked the US Forestry Service out of his county.

The El Dorado County Sheriff says he’s not happy with the U.S. Forest Service, so he’s stripping them of their authority by keeping them from enforcing state law within the county.

Sheriff John D’Agostini is taking the unusual step of pulling the police powers from the federal agency because he says he has received “numerous, numerous complaints.”

In a letter obtained by CBS13, the sheriff informs the federal agency that its officers will no longer be able to enforce California state law anywhere in his county.

“I take the service that we provide to the citizens of El Dorado County and the visitors to El Dorado County very seriously, and the style and manner of service we provide,” D’Agostini said. “The U.S. Forest Service, after many attempts and given many opportunities, has failed to meet that standard.” (source)

This kind of action is firmly supported by the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

The power of county sheriffs was upheld in the Supreme Court.

In 1994, Graham County Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack and Ravalli County Montana Sheriff Jay Printz successfully sued the Clinton Administration over the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Anthony Kennedy, and Clarence Thomas found that the Brady Act’s attempted commandeering of the sheriffs to perform background checks violated the tenth amendment.

“The Framers rejected the concept of a central government that would act upon and through the States, and instead designed a system in which the State and Federal Governments would exercise concurrent authority over the people. The Federal Government’s power would be augmented immeasurably and impermissibly if it were able to impress into its service–and at no cost to itself–the police officers of the 50 States.

…Federal control of state officers would also have an effect upon the separation and equilibration of powers between the three branches of the Federal Government itself.” (source)

The decision upheld the power of county sheriffs.

County sheriffs are the last legal line of defense.

Legally speaking, our county sheriffs are the last line of defense in the battle for gun rights.

Federal agencies do not have state powers. Due to the Constitution’s structure of dual sovereignty, the feds have no authority to enforce state laws. Furthermore, states cannot be compelled to enforce federal laws. (source)

The next option is widespread civil disobedience, which we saw recently in New Jersey.

Thanks to a December 5 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, New Jersey’s ban on gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds took effect on December 10. By that date, all owners of heretofore legal “large capacity magazines” (LCMs) were required to surrender them to police, render them inoperable, modify them so they cannot hold more than 10 rounds, or sell them to authorized owners. Those who failed to do so are guilty of a fourth-degree felony, punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison.

How many of New Jersey’s 1 million or so gun owners have complied with the ban by turning LCMs in to law enforcement agencies? Approximately zero… (source)

Try as anti-gun legislators and activists might, there is a difficult battle ahead for anyone who tries to disarm the American people. Between Constitution-supporting elected officials and American civilians who will not comply, the real Resistance seems to be ready…and armed.

What do you think of these Sheriffs in Washington?

Do you support what they’re doing? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Author: Daisy Luther

The Trump Administration is warning that the U.S. Economy may not grow at all during the first quarter of 2019

This government shutdown is really starting to take a toll on the U.S. economy.  On Wednesday, the chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers made an absolutely stunning admission.  We all knew that the global economy was slowing down, and we all knew that U.S. economic activity was beginning to sputter, but up until this week the Trump administration had always insisted that we are not heading for a recession.  Well, all of that changed on Wednesday when Kevin Hassett publicly admitted that we could end up with zero GDP growth during the first quarter of 2019

A top economic adviser to President Donald Trump told CNN on Wednesday that the US economy may show no growth in the first quarter if the federal government shutdown lasts much longer.

White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said in an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow that he was not overly worried about the long-term effects of a government shutdown. But after Harlow asked him if the United States could wind up with zero GDP growth this quarter, he conceded that it was possible. “We could, yes,” he said.

With much of the government currently closed, and with no end to the shutdown in sight, it is inevitable that the economic numbers for the first quarter are not going to look as good as they could have been.

But if this shutdown lasts for the entire quarter, that could easily push us into an economic contraction, and that would send shockwaves all over the planet.

And at this point there is definitely a possibility that this shutdown could go on for a couple more months.  Neither side intends to give in, and things are starting to get very personal.  On Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi made it exceedingly clear that she will not allow President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol until the shutdown ends under any circumstances…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dug in Wednesday on her call to delay the State of the Union address even after President Trump vowed to proceed with the speech next week, sending a curt letter making clear she will not allow the event to take place during the government shutdown.

Reacting to Pelosi’s letter, Trump told reporters at the White House “we’ll do something in the alternative,” suggesting a speech of some kind will still happen next week.

This truly is unprecedented.

Donald Trump is the very first president in all of U.S. history to be “disinvited” from delivering the State of the Union address.

And the hundreds of thousands of federal workers that are not receiving paychecks right now are really starting to get restless.  A lot of them have been living paycheck to paycheck, and so missing a couple of paychecks is a really, really big deal to those people.  As Marketwatch recently noted, some of them are actually “turning to food banks to feed their families”…

Within just a few weeks into the government shutdown, people are struggling to cope. We hear stories about people turning to food banks to feed their families. We hear stories about people who are in dire straits because they can’t get loans. We hear stories about people who can’t pay their mortgages. That’s not even one month into the shutdown.

If something this minor can cause such widespread pain and suffering, what would we see if a real crisis actually hit this nation?

Of course the truth is that most Americans are simply not prepared to handle much of anything, and this is a point that Mac Slavo made quite well in one of his most recent articles

Almost 60% of Americans have less than $1000 in savings for a rainy day fund or an immediate emergency. It’s been ten years since the Great Recession left many Americans jobless with no money, and it appears most have learned nothing. The government shutdown serves as a painful warning and preview for what will happen once unemployment rises from 50-year lows.  Americans are far too dependent on others, including the government, for their survival.

For now, many that are struggling financially due to this shutdown are trying to bridge the gap by going into more debt.

And if the shutdown doesn’t last too much longer, that might work for a lot of people.

But it is very dangerous to go into too much debt, and a large portion of the country has already crossed that line.  For example, one recent survey discovered that approximately a third of all Americans are “afraid they’ll max out their credit card when making a large purchase”

Despite the dangers of high-interest loans, more consumers are testing the limits of plastic.

To that point, more than 1 in 3 people —or 86 million Americans — said they’re afraid they’ll max out their credit card when making a large purchase, according to a new WalletHub credit cards survey. (Most of those polled considered a large purchase as anything over $100.)

The only easy way out of this government shutdown would be for one of the two sides to completely fold, and that would be politically disastrous for whoever decides to do that.

The battle lines have been drawn, and this political game of chicken is going to go on until somebody blinks.

And if nobody blinks for a couple more months, the economic consequences of this government shutdown are likely to be quite severe.

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Author: Michael Snyder

France hits Google with $57 million fine for violating EU’s new consumer privacy rules

French regulators on Monday hit Google with a $57 million penalty—the first fine targeting a U.S. technology giant under Europe’s strict new data privacy rules.

“This fine should serve as a wake-up call for all companies whose business models are based on data exploitation to take data protection and individuals’ data rights seriously.”
—Ailidh Callander, Privacy International

Implemented across the European Union (EU) in May of 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to bar tech companies from relying on “long illegible terms and conditions full of legalese” to obtain and use data. Under the new rules, “the request for consent must be given in an intelligible and easily accessible form, with the purpose for data processing attached to that consent.”

Responding to the €50 million penalty levied against Google, Ailidh Callander of Privacy International said, “This fine should serve as a wake-up call for all companies whose business models are based on data exploitation to take data protection and individuals’ data rights seriously.”

France’s digital privacy watchdog, the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL), charges that although Google took some steps to comply with GDPR, it still fails to make data processing information “easily accessible for users” and does not validly obtain consent for showing users personalized ads.

“The infringements observed deprive the users of essential guarantees regarding processing operations that can reveal important parts of their private life since they are based on a huge amount of data, a wide variety of services, and almost unlimited possible combinations,” a statement from CNIL said.

“This is the first time that the CNIL applies the new sanction limits provided by the GDPR,” the statement noted. “The amount decided, and the publicity of the fine, are justified by the severity of the infringements observed regarding the essential principles of the GDPR: transparency, information, and consent.”

The watchdog’s investigation and penalty came in response to complaints from the data protection advocacy groups None Of Your Business (NOYB) and La Quadrature du Net.

“We are very pleased that for the first time a European data protection authority is using the possibilities of GDPR to punish clear violations of the law,” NOYB chairman Max Schrems said in a statement.

Since GDPR was introduced, Schrems explained, “we have found that large corporations such as Google simply ‘interpret the law differently’ and have often only superficially adapted their products. It is important that the authorities make it clear that simply claiming to be compliant is not enough.”

“We welcome this first sanction based on our collective complaints, especially because this decision cuts short the attempted escape of Google to Ireland,” La Quadrature du Net said in a series of tweets while also calling for further actions regarding other complaints.

Google, for its part, said in a statement that it is “studying the decision to determine our next steps.” The company added: “People expect high standards of transparency and control from us. We’re deeply committed to meeting those expectations and the consent requirements of the GDPR.”

Europe’s new rules, as the Washington Post pointed out, “have set a global standard that has forced Google and its tech peers in Silicon Valley to rethink their data-collection practices or risk sky-high fines. The United States lacks a similar, overarching federal consumer privacy law, a deficiency in the eyes of privacy rights advocates that has elevated Europe as the world’s de facto privacy cop.”

While welcoming the news out of France on Monday, consumer advocates urged U.S. regulators to follow suit. As Marc Rotenberg, the executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, put it, “The big question now is why the Federal Trade Commission failed to act against the tech firms over these many years.”

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Author: Jessica Corbett

Trump to settle for seethrough “physical barriers” and not a solid “wall” as promised?

President Donald Trump addressed the nation Saturday evening where he said that he may strike a deal with the Democrats which will ultimately end the shutdown as long as he can get a specified amount of funding for the strategic development of physical barriers along a 230-mile section of the United States-Mexico border.

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The commander-in-chief said that the humanitarian security crisis on the border requires “urgent action” because illegal drugs are flooding into the U.S. from Mexico which kill thousands of Americans annually.

“Three-hundred Americans a week die from heroin,” he explained. The “lack of border control provides a gateway” into the U.S. for such drugs.

“I want this to end,” he said. “It’s got to end now … we need “real bipartisan immigration reform” to “solve the crisis on the southern border.”

The 72-year-old leader made clear that he wants $800 million for “urgent humanitarian assistance” to clear up the court systems plus another $805 million to better secure ports of entry into the country. On top of that, the president will request an additional $5.7 billion from Congress for the strategic development of physical barriers or a wall.

“Whatever we do I can promise you [it will] make our nation more prosperous for generations to come,” he said.

The federal government currently has contracts underway for the development of a 115-mile long barrier along the southern border. However, Trump’s new proposal will add an additional 230 miles of metal fencing along the border in areas determined to be hot spots for illegal activity.

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter. Subscribe to Shep’s YouTube channel.

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Author: Shepard Ambellas