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    Saturday, September 26, 2020, 7:04 AM

Economy

How Do You Know If You’re Living Through the Death of an Empire? (Merle2)

I spent the better part of a decade thinking about the end of the Roman Empire in its various manifestations. Academics, being academics, agree on very little about the topic. The idea of “fall” is now passé, for better and for worse; scholars prefer to speak of a “transformation” of the Roman world taking place over centuries, or better still, a long, culturally distinct, and important-in-its-own-right Late Antiquity spanning the Mediterranean world and beyond. If the Roman Empire did ever come to a real end, all agree, it was a long, slow process spanning many lifetimes—hardly the stuff of dramatic narratives. There are still a few catastrophists out there, but not many.

SEC Raises Bar for Shareholder Resolutions (000)

Commissioners voted 3-2 to pass a final rule requiring shareholders to hold $25,000 of stock for a year, up from $2,000 currently, in order to submit such proposals. That threshold will fall to $15,000 after two years of ownership and to $2,000 after three years, setting a sliding scale that gives priority to longer-term shareholders.

The new rule also raised the percentage of votes that proposals must receive to be resubmitted—and prohibits multiple shareholders who don’t individually meet the minimum thresholds from joining together to submit a proposal.

Stakeholder Capitalism Gets a Report Card. It’s Not Good. (jdargis)

Financed by the Ford Foundation, the study is the work of KKS Advisors, a consultancy that counsels companies on environmental policy, and The Test of Corporate Purpose, a group of researchers convened to assess how corporations have responded to the pandemic and the movement against racial injustice. Its advisory board includes a professor of management at the University of Oxford, and senior executives from financial firms including Morgan Stanley and Liberty Mutual.

At Pentagon, Fears Grow That Trump Will Pull Military Into Election Unrest (000)

President Trump gave officials no solace on Wednesday and Thursday when he again refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power no matter who wins the election, and on Thursday, he doubled down by saying he was not sure the election could be “honest.” His hedging, along with his expressed desire in June to invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act to send active-duty troops onto American streets to quell protests over the killing of George Floyd, has incited deep anxiety among senior military and Defense Department leaders, who insist they will do all they can to keep the armed forces out of the elections.

‘There will be an orderly transition’: McConnell dismisses Trump’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer (tmn)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tweeted Thursday: “The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January 20th. There will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since 1792.”

On his way to the Senate floor after his tweet, McConnell ignored a reporter’s question on what he would do if Trump refuses to step down and whether he’d insist he do so.

We Aren’t Nationally Mourning The 200,000 COVID-19 Victims Because If We Did It Would Be A Reckoning (tmn)

Instead, at the highest levels of government, there have been attempts to downplay the severity of the pandemic and even discount the dead. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump insisted that the number of deaths from the coronavirus in the US — the highest in the world — was much lower “if you take the blue states out.” At a rally on Monday night, he told supporters, “it affects virtually nobody.”

Among people of color asked to join Covid-19 vaccine trials, worries about inequities run deep (tmn)

Lurking underneath both of those interactions was that old, oh-so-American anxiety about being unable to get medical care. It was just one of the everyday inequalities that made would-be volunteers hesitant as researchers scrambled to include more people of color in their studies — a must to ensure that the shots are equally safe and effective for everyone.

Comparative experimental evidence on compliance with social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic (Stephan N.)

Compliance varies systematically with COVID-19 fatalities and the strictness of lockdown measures. We also find substantial heterogeneity in the role of individual-level predictors. While there is an ideological gap in social distancing in the US and New Zealand, this is not the case in European countries. Taken together, our results suggest caution when trying to model pandemic health policies on other countries’ experiences. Behavioral interventions targeted towards specific demographics that work in one context might fail in another.

Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends (tmn)

They agree there’s a lot of fog left in the Covid-19 crystal ball, but most accept several likelihoods: At least one effective vaccine—hopefully several—will be approved in the U.S. by early next year. Producing and distributing a vaccine will take months, with the average American not receiving their dose (or doses) until at least mid- or late 2021. And while widespread inoculation will play a large role in bringing life back to normal, getting the shot will not be your cue to take off your mask and run free into a crowded bar. The end of the pandemic will be an evolution, not a revolution, the vaccine just another powerful tool in that process.

Bezos breaks his climate pledge (tmn)

According to a report from E&E News on Monday, the Amazon founder and CEO “promised in February to pour at least $10 billion of his personal fortune into fighting climate change, and [said] that the effort would ‘begin issuing grants this summer.’ [Tuesday] is the first day of fall, and the Bezos Earth Fund — as he dubbed the venture — has yet to announce a single grant. Further, there’s been little public evidence of much other work or spending.”

Amazon did not respond to E&E News’s requests for such evidence. A spokesperson wouldn’t even go on the record to decline comment.

Why dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ are allowed in US drinking water (000)

PFAS compounds are also ubiquitous, used in a range of products, from food-delivery boxes to nonstick cookware to stain-resistant clothing. But one of the most troubling routes to PFAS exposure is drinking water that has been contaminated by discharges from factories and other facilities.

Indeed, PFAS have been detected in the drinking water of more than 1,400 communities in 49 states, according to research by the PFAS Project at Northeastern University in Boston and the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an advocacy organization that estimates that 110 million people may have tap water contaminated with the chemicals.

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 7:51am

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    kitsinu

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    The election won't be stolen, but it is clear that they are trying.

    If you don't know which side 'they' are, ask yourself: "What would I do if I were trying to steal an election?"

    I would make ID not required.

    I would send every voter a ballot.

    I would send voters registered as my party's members more than one ballot.

    I would send the pets of voters registered as my party's members ballots.

    I would send the deceased voters registered as my party's members ballots.

    I would work to intercept ballots and discard the ones for my opponent.

    If non-citizens seemed likely to vote for me, then I would send non-citizens ballots.

    If felons seemed likely to vote for me, then I would send them ballots.

    If felons were prevented from voting due to unpaid court fines, I would buy their votes by paying their court fines (After I verified that I wasn't breaking the law by doing so, as I am not a fool.).

    I would also proclaim that my opponent was trying to steal the election, so that when my opponent claimed that I was trying to steal the election, it would support my claims that my opponent was trying to steal the election.

    ***

    Make no mistake, this election is critical to our survival as a nation.  Congress changed the approval of Supreme Court nominees by the Senate from a super majority to a simple majority.  Democrats have threatened to stuff the Supreme Court beyond 9 justices if Donald Trump appoints a new Supreme Court Justice.  Such a increase in Supreme Court Justices would permit the new Justices to make any rulings they want.  The first ruling would be to remove the Second Amendment and mandate the confiscation of firearms as has been happening in the State of Virginia.  Next, the Electoral College would be declared Unconstitutional and the President would be elected by a nation-wide popular vote.  From there, all residents of the United States would be granted the right to vote.  Our borders would be thrown open to Soros' refugees from uneducated nations (as happened during the Obama administration).  Housing projects from these refugees would be established in the suburbs (research that if you don't believe it) to terrorize the unarmed locals.  From then on, elections would overwhelmingly be won by Progressive Democrats such as Ilhan Omar.  Our nation can literally be wiped away in a single President's term in office.

    If you think the American people will stand for that, then you should read the oath that the military and police forces take when they enter service.  But it will not come to that.  The vote is so overwhelmingly in favor of President Donald Trump that all they can seek to do is to poison his second term by claiming that he stole the election.  That won't work either.  We are going to see FBI agents, analysts involved in the Mueller probe, testifying before Congress that the Obama to Trump turnover was not a peaceful turnover.  Those FBI analysts took out liability insurance before the inauguration for a reason, they knew they were involved in dirty business.  The FBI was trying to frame President Trump before he entered office, but found nothing that he had done was wrong.

    The mainstream media is a propaganda bubble, mostly for the left.  But Fox News is a forming propaganda bubble too.  Bill O'Reilly came out proclaiming that the reason that George Soros' name was forbidden was due to fears of Anti-Semitism.  That is a lie, and he knew it was a lie.  The propaganda bubble is forming for the right.

    It is time to move on to media not controlled by persons seeking to destroy our nation with propaganda bubbles, lest we be caught in them as so many have.

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 10:04am

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    Mail In Ballots

    In years past voting was conducted at polling places with poll watchers from each political party who would verify the voter's eligibility and verify the vote count. Attorneys from each party could also be present.  In a sense there was a chain of custody for the votes that gave a substantial security to the process.  Now we are witnessing a movement toward mail in voting and ballot harvesting to allow Americans to vote by mail to make it easier for folks who have trouble accessing the polling places and safer from the COVID pandemic.  The result would be to loosen the security standards of the past and depend on anonymous post office workers and mail recipients to respect the sanctity of the election process.  Republicans have been bitterly disappointed in the 2018 elections to see congressional districts in their Orange County California strongholds, which they appeared to have won on election night, to see those gains evaporate in the following days as ballot harvesting continued until it resulted in losses.

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 10:07am

    kitsinu

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    kitsinu said:

    And my apologies.  I quoted someone whose background I was ignorant of, Kevin Alfred Strom.  The quote is often misattributed to Voltaire, so I went searching for the quote to include in my post and then cited the actual author without identifying the background of that person.  The person seems to be an actual neo-nazi and white supremacist, not simply someone maligned as one as is too often the case.

    I will cease to quote this person in the future.

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 12:25pm

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    Kitsinu

    Just to be clear, was the entire post a quote?

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 12:28pm

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    kitsinu said:

    No, only the quote that I have removed from the post.  It did seem the sort of thing that Voltaire would say.  But whether it was a valid concept or not, the source appears tainted.

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 12:33pm

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    Fraud, from official sources

    This morning I learned from an acquaintance in Illinois that he had received six mail-in ballots, two for he and his wife and four for his grown children who live out-of-state. He didn’t request them, nor were they invitations to apply for a mail-in ballot. They were sent by the office of the Secretary of State of Illinois. What does this tell us about the integrity of this upcoming election?

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 1:17pm

    EddieLarry

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    Ballotomania

    Did you see the ballots he received Susan?  I signed up for this but haven’t received my ballots.  I live in Illinois.

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 1:49pm

    agitating prop

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    Voting during a pandemic.

    I guess it tells you the state of Illinois wants their citizens to vote -- during a pandemic.   Just a wild, hare-brained guess, on my part, Susan7.

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 2:24pm

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    Susan7 said:

    Since it is illegal to vote in a jurisdiction where one does not live, I have to assume that you are fine with the encouragement to vote illegally. This is sad.

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 3:40pm

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    If you vote for Trump and he loses...

    kitsinu: Make no mistake, this election is critical to our survival as a nation.

    Don't quote me on this, but I heard from a friend of a friend that if the democrats win and you voted for Trump, they will put your name on the secret blacklist. The deep state will then infect you with a more serious version of COVID-19 (to be called COVID-21) and you and all your loved ones will die (and it kills dogs too).

    All your money and possessions will be confiscated and given to Grand Master Pelosi.

    Damn those evil democrats.

    Vote for Trump. He will save you (well, unless you get COVID-19, then he doesn't care).

    Full Disclosure: Just in case it's not obvious, I made up everything written above, in jest. I just can't believe that our survival depends on an election.

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 9:05pm

    kitsinu

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    JAG

    The number of Supreme Court Justices is not set at 9, the number is set by Congress.  Were the Democrats to hold the House, have 50 Senators and the Vice President and President, then the House can set the number of Supreme Court Justices at 30, run through 21 Supreme Court Justices and have complete control over interpretation of the United States Constitution.  Don Lemon of CNN has proclaimed that the Democrats should do this if Trump's Supreme Court Nominee is approved before the next inauguration.  This is not out of the blue.

    With that interpretation of the Constitution, they can interpret the Constitution as a living document in which social norms can be altered to conform with modern society.  In other words, they can gut the right to bear arms.

    Look to the State of Virginia if you want to see what that looks like.  My interpretation of the 2nd Amendment is that the Federal Government has no control over how a state allows militias to be armed.  But the State of Virginia simply does not have any state approved militias, so the State of Virginia has outlawed possession of firearms.

    Next, the 30 member Supreme Court would declare that the Electoral College is Unconstitutional and replace it with a nation-wide popular vote.  A simple majority of the votes would win the office of Presidency.

    The Supreme Court or the Congress would then throw open the borders to immigration.  Syria, Somalia, any nation where George Soros looked for refugees to send to the United States during the Obama era will do.  Give all residents of the nation the right to vote in our elections, regardless of citizenry.  Give the refugees homes in project built in the suburbs where they can terrorize the unarmed locals while paying them money to do nothing and they will be solid voters for whomever the Democrats propose.  The politicians wouldn't even need to impose Sharia law if the refugee mobs simply enforce it upon the unarmed citizenry without Sharia being in the law.

    At this point, the Democratic party, controlled by the Authoritarian Tyrants of the World Economic Forum (better referred to as the Globalist Communist Manifesto) would legitimately never lose another election and would be free to do as it pleases with the nation in perpetuity.

    It really is that simple.

    1) Stack the Supreme Court. [Requires House, 50 Senate seats and Presidency]

    2) Eliminate the 2nd Amendment. [Requires the Supreme Court]

    3) Eliminate the Electoral College. [Requires Congress and Presidency or The Supreme Court]

    4) Open the borders (Obama showed that was trivial). [Requires Congress or The Supreme Court or The President]

    5) Give residents the right to vote. [Requires The Supreme Court or Congress and The President]

    6) Never lose another Presidential election, never lose control of The Supreme Court and begin to expand power by setting up refugee housing projects where-ever there is resistance.

    7) The Brownshorts win.

    I do not forecast this happening.  I do forecast that this is the plan that 'they' are trying to implement.  They made some mistakes.

    Firstly, God Blessed America.

    Secondly, the United States of America proclaims itself the 'Home of the Brave' and we do not easily give into fear.

    Thirdly, Chyna has been cursed by God.  The CCP does not have The Mandate of Heaven.  The year following the CCP takeover of Chyna, there were floods such as we have seen in Chyna this year.  The CCP is cursed by the Heavens, cursed by God.  The wickedness of the CCP has caused God to thwart their attacks upon our nation with assaults upon their own.

    The CCP seems especially distraught.  God has cursed them with disasters in this year which they meant to triumph over us, while we have skated past their assaults utterly oblivious because God has blessed us.  Their next moves seem to be distracting our attention to defend India while they invade Taiwan.  Foolish.  India and Taiwan both seem blessed, while Chyna remains cursed.  Everything that can go wrong in Chyna will go wrong, while everything that can go right in India and Taiwan will go right.  The invasion of Taiwan is doomed to fail if it happens.  Regardless of Taiwan, the border skirmish with India seems likely to become and even greater loss of face to the CCP when Spring arrives.  Chyna will be humiliated beyond what they expect.

    But hey, you don't concern yourself over such thing.  I am just a conspiracy theory nut.  As I say myself, these things will not happen.  But don't assume that our enemies did not intend that these things happen.  Just because someone is evil, does not mean that they do not believe in God.  If someone is evil, they may well have seen the Hand of God reaching out to thwart them, just as President Xi has.  He blames it upon the 'spiritual energy' not flowing to the nation's leader from the sacred mountains because estates were built there and not demolished as his orders mandated.  Nothing to do with God.

    President Xi has brought the CCP's plans to utter ruin.  The plans were to be implemented in 2040-2050, not 2020.  Xi took the risk, and has utterly failed.  Chyna will not be a Super Power, but instead be an also-ran, well behind India.  I am hoping India makes it to Super Power status, I truly do.

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  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 9:16pm

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    kitsinu said:

    Hmm, interesting note on Court Packing that I will have to read later when I am awake:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judicial_Procedures_Reform_Bill_of_1937

    Can President Increase Size of Supreme Court?
    The central provision of the bill would have granted the president power to appoint an additional justice to the U.S. Supreme Court, up to a maximum of six, for every member of the court over the age of 70 years and 6 months. ... The bill came to be known as Roosevelt's "court-packing plan."

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  • Sun, Sep 27, 2020 - 4:44am

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    Multiple Ballots

    Susan7.....Your “acquaintance” needs to document this with local authorities ...pictures.....dates.....with local media. I would like to see proof before believing this. This is too important to gloss over. Please start by presenting proof here on PP.

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  • Sun, Sep 27, 2020 - 6:08am

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    I understand your reluctance to accept this at face value. It does seem a bit blatant to be credible. But this information was disclosed in a private group setting. The recipient is an ordained minister on the faculty of a very conservative mid-western seminary. He is a godly man who takes the 9th commandment very seriously. While I have no doubts about this I can understand why others would need more proof. I don’t know if he has plans to pursue this. I may ask him.

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  • Sun, Sep 27, 2020 - 10:53am

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    Another hare brained guess, Susan7. The adult children were living in Illinois during the last election cycle and are still registered to vote in that jurisdiction? There are a few possibilities to wade through before hopping on the conspiracy train.

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  • Sun, Sep 27, 2020 - 11:09am

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    PeakProsperity parroting MSM coup lies?

    [New York Times]
    At Pentagon, Fears Grow That Trump Will Pull Military Into Election Unrest (000)

    President Trump gave officials no solace on Wednesday and Thursday when he again refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power no matter who wins the election, and on Thursday, he doubled down by saying he was not sure the election could be “honest.” His hedging, along with his expressed desire in June to invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act to send active-duty troops onto American streets to quell protests over the killing of George Floyd, has incited deep anxiety among senior military and Defense Department leaders, who insist they will do all they can to keep the armed forces out of the elections.

    Pure projection. He knows they will declare themselves the winners as soon as they perceive they are able to. Too bad their plan got massively disrupted when RBG died. 😀

    [NBC News]
    ‘There will be an orderly transition’: McConnell dismisses Trump’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer (tmn)

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tweeted Thursday: “The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January 20th. There will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since 1792.”

    On his way to the Senate floor after his tweet, McConnell ignored a reporter’s question on what he would do if Trump refuses to step down and whether he’d insist he do so.

    McConnell is clearly referring to the Democrats (and their claims about Trump), not Trump.

    Who compiles these news stories? They are quite pro-coup, as you would expect from the NYT, NBC, etc.

    It's being presented as if real news, rather than the fake news that is clearly is, right? Or is it simply presented to show us what the MSM is saying, for those who don't pay much attention to them?

    It's one thing to try to "not take sides", it's another to present coup-level propaganda lies without context.

    @Oliveoilguy
    Susan7.....Your “acquaintance” needs to document this with local authorities ...pictures.....dates.....with local media. I would like to see proof before believing this. This is too important to gloss over. Please start by presenting proof here on PP.

    Agreed with the important part, but you should realize this is happening everywhere, and the Big Tech tyrants have openly declared they will censor any such information or "false claims".

    @agitating prop
    Another hare brained guess, Susan7. The adult children were living in Illinois during the last election cycle and are still registered to vote in that jurisdiction? There are a few possibilities to wade through before hopping on the conspiracy train.

    Please, they're openly telling you everything they intend to do, by simply reversing it and claiming their opponents are doing it. They will do whatever it takes, including censoring victory proclamations, any and all reports of vote fraud, claiming the violence is coming from Trump instead of them, threatening to unleash riot mobs, etc etc. What you're talking about here is a minor one.

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  • Sun, Sep 27, 2020 - 11:58am

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    news submissions

    TBP, you too can submit news articles to appear in the Daily Digest.  You can see who submitted the article by looking in the parenthesis.  Member "tmn" is our personal representative of the (failing) New York Times here at PP.  I have noticed that "tmn" has become much more enthusiastic in his contributions of late.

    If you wish news articles to appear:

    Article suggestions for the Daily Digest can be sent to [email protected]. All suggestions are filtered by the Daily Digest team and preference is given to those that are in alignment with the message of the Crash Course and the "3 Es."

    And if they are not posted, why, you can always post them yourself!

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  • Sun, Sep 27, 2020 - 1:36pm

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    Chris Hedges

    Chris Hedges is one of the best commentators out there. He quit the New York Times because he didn't feel free to tell the truth, as he was seeing and experiencing it. He won the Pulitzer prize working for that paper as a foreign war correspondent, so it was no small thing. He sees strong parallels between how things are breaking down in the U.S and how they broke down in places like Yugoslavia.

    Mainstream media has a pro empire, pro corporate bias...and its intentional. In much of alt right social media, with a few exceptions, there is a strong neo-fascist bias, but it is usually not intentional unless the bloggers and vloggers are members of the Aryan brotherhood, or Proud Boys, etc... Most people have beliefs creep up on them, fed by dubious sources and various gossip mills.

    I would pay very close attention to what he says about war being a force that gives people's lives meaning.

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  • Sun, Sep 27, 2020 - 4:47pm

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    Re: Chris Hedges

    I also think highly of Chris Hedges. He is one of those commentators that most will disagree with...but still admit that they have not wasted their time reading. Everybody should get information from a number of perspectives - if you consume American news you're already getting the Christian Right perspective and the "Godless (haha) Liberal" perspective.... well, you should also get the Christian Left perspective from Chris Hedges.

    The previous post was perhaps something of a dis-service to everybody, Agitating Prop, because you gave people the impression that they had to agree with Hedges' viewpoint. Few people on this site are "liberal" enough to do so. Nevertheless, I still maintain he should be part of a "complete reading list" ....you can disagree with a lot of what he's saying but still learn a lot at the same time.

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  • Sun, Sep 27, 2020 - 5:13pm

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    Proof

    Susan7 ....It’s not about me believing or not. I happen to believe this 100%. But the point of getting proof documented is to present the case in the event of litigation. If Trump goes to court ....he needs proof and this is one small piece of data. Please encourage your friend to document this with an attorney or government officials or with someone in the media that’s trustworthy....(sorry that was stupid). Forget the media.

    Pursuing truth is getting more difficult.

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  • Sun, Sep 27, 2020 - 6:58pm

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    Chris podcast with Greg Hunter

    Dr. Chris Martenson is a futurist, economic researcher and holds a PhD in toxicology from Duke University.  New statistics out by the CDC say the overwhelming majority of people have less than a .5% chance of dying from the CV19 virus.  Martenson contends there was an overreaction to CV19, and real treatments have been ignored that could have saved lives.  Martenson says, “Australia, UK, United States and a lot of Europe are going a little overboard on this whole thing and being ignorant and unsophisticated.  If you are unsophisticated, you say we have to lock the whole country down.  If you are sophisticated you say, no we don’t.  People who are a little bit older and with co-morbidities, let’s keep them safe, and everybody else can get on with their lives.”

    Dr. Martenson says, “We should open back up, and we can do it safely.” Martenson says officials lied about the safety and effectiveness of treatments such as the combination of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), zinc and Azithromycin.  Martenson says, “A lot of people could have been saved. . . . I know of doctors that were running trials where they were investigating HCQ, and they designed the trials to fail. . . . In one really tragic case in the UK, they took people past the replication cycle, and not only really sick . . . but they gave them toxic doses of Hydroxychloroquine and said look, this stuff actually makes people sicker and not better.  It’s hard to describe how evil that really is.  I am shocked by what I’ve been seeing.”

    Martenson says severe economic damage has been done to the economy.  Wall Street wins while Main Street loses.  Martenson contends, “The economy is very bad at this point in time, and it’s being covered up by a very, very complicit Federal Reserve that is just propping markets up.  Citadel, the hedge fund where Former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke works, is just crushing it this year.  The first half of the year they made more money than any other year.  His company does nothing but just front run the Fed and scoop billions of dollars.  The Fed is just rewarding skimmers and grifters. . . .Meanwhile, Yelp just reported that nearly 100,000 U.S. businesses have permanently closed.  There are coffee shops, restaurants, little inns, hotels and all kinds of things, and they are just crushed in this story.  The Fed has been shoveling money to the super elites while everybody else has been suffering. . . . The stimulus that has gone out has mainly gone to the well-connected, the megacorporations and the big banks.  It’s really just cut the legs out from the upper middle class on down.”

    Dr. Martenson also says that because of all the money printing that has already happened with much more to come, there will be some big inflation bubbling up.  Martenson predicts, “Follow with me out to June of 2021, and we are going to find ourselves in a situation where the shale oil miracle has collapsed . . . to five or six million barrels a day.  We are going to be demanding, and our economy is going to be on fire at that point because of all this free money that is just sort of floating around.  Then we are going to see inflation good and hard. . . .We are going to have actual oil based inflation come through at that point in time.  That is the prediction I am working with right now.  People need to be ready for that, and that is what our seminars are all about.”

    Martenson likes physical assets such as gold, silver and farm land.  Martenson shows people how to be more resilient for what is coming.

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  • Sun, Sep 27, 2020 - 8:32pm

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    2retired said:

    This news link has yet to pop up on MSM

    https://thepostmillennial.com/project-veritas-exposes-ilhan-omar-cash-for-votes-ballot-harvesting-fraud

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  • Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 4:41am

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    Prep101 said:

    I would describe myself as Independent, neither Republican nor Democrat. They are all  one party to me: Republocrats or Demoblicans. Still, following sources from all over the spectrum, it seems to me that it is the globalists are slightly more invested in the Democratic Party and that if a coup were to come, it would come from the Democratic Party. One example is that they have been laying the groundwork by screaming Russia, Russia, Russia, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment for from the top of their lungs at least three years straight until it came out that there was no evidence for that. It was just framing all along to try to delegitimize the presidency.

    Anyway, here two snippets of pieces that point to a Democratic coup:

    1)

    Democrats are laying the groundwork for revolution right in front of our eyes

    https://americanmind.org/essays/the-coming-coup/

    and

    2)

    The Democrats are Indeed Looking for a Coup d'etat

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/the-democrats-are-indeed-looking-for-a-coup-detat/

     

    This last piece is from Martin Armstrong, whom I have been following for 10 years now. I would highly recommend to check out his site if you are into economics, predictions, geo-politics and a behind-the-scenes look:

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/

     

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  • Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 6:15am

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    Re: Chris podcast with Greg Hunter

    Thanks Nate,

    One day I'm going to get to punch Greg Hunter in his mouth, lol.

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  • Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 8:44am

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    JAG,

    On a podcast a year or two ago a guest praised Greg Hunter for taking care of his failing mom.   He didn't want credit for doing the right thing.  I view him as a limited individual with a really good heart.  Bottom line - he has done the best he could do with the gifts God gave him.

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  • Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 11:56am

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    Pyranablade

    "The previous post was perhaps something of a dis-service to everybody, Agitating Prop, because you gave people the impression that they had to agree with Hedges' viewpoint."

    I would like to know where that comment came from? People will obviously feel free to agree or disagree with Hedges, or somewhere in between.

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  • Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 11:58am

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    agitating prop said:

    Hi Jag,

    Just out of curiosity, why do you want to punch Hunter in the mouth? Not to criticize. I would like to give him a wedgie myself. I just wonder what it is about him you find objectionable.

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  • Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 12:05pm

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    Prep 101

    Nobody can pull off an actual coup without military backing. Once the new leader, left or right, has military backing, the white house is effectively owned by the military. You have to look beyond the deflections and distractions towards the military.

    Those who get riled up about the civilian letter agencies don't seem to understand that the military not only have a huge intelligence network themselves, but have the hardware to back it up.

    Whether it is the current Oaf of office or Biden, spiraling into dementia, doesn't matter. The military is poised to take over, in my not so humble opinion.

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