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Why Don’t Tyrants Ever Understand Elementary Economics?

Turkish President Recep Erdogan said the path for investors will be opened with lower interest rates, and urged the central bank to imitate Japan and U.S. where rates are low: “why should we go around with 14-15 percent?”…”For those who have foreign currencies under the pillow, come change this to gold, come change this to Turkish lira. Let the lira win greater value. Let gold win greater value,”[…]

Borsa Istanbul said today, that it would convert all its cash into lira and keep it in lira accounts.

Pro Tip: If your money is volatile and flirting with worthlessness, don’t convert all of your assets into that currency. This is what professionals call “f-king stupid”.

Just yesterday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the government is about to propose a bill that will give the President even more power than he seized during his #FakeCoup.

So, to recap, the Turkish President is consolidating power in himself, about to take over the central bank (Venezuela, anyone?), and ‘suggesting’ that the banks & citizens convert their assets to lira or gold. How long after that do you think, before gold becomes an asset of the state?

Any private citizen who takes his ‘advice’ and converts to gold, deserves to lose their wealth, for being a dumbass.

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Paul Ryan Reverses Course On Donald Trump

Ryan on 60 Minutes, this week.

Scott Pelley: Did you believe he could be nominated? Really?

Paul Ryan: Yeah, no, I didn’t see this one coming. He knows that. Donald Trump’s a very– he was a very unconventional candidate. He’s going to be an unconventional president. What I like about it, in my, like I said, almost daily conversations, is he’s just a get-things-done kinda guy.

Scott Pelley: Have you told him being president is not being CEO of the United States, that the Congress is going to have a say?

Paul Ryan: Oh, we’ve talked about that extensively. We’ve talked about– the Constitution, Article I on the Constitution, the separation of powers. He feels very strongly, actually, that– that, under President Obama’s watch, he stripped a lot of power away from the Constitution, away from the Legislative Branch of government. And we want to reset the balance of power, so that people and the Constitution are rightfully restored.

Note the bold section, above.

You know, if Paul Ryan & John Boehner weren’t simpering bitches and had actually done their job as a check & balance (on unilateral power grabs), Obama wouldn’t have “stripped away” a damned thing. What makes this dude bold enough to talk tough with Trump (who hasn’t yet done anything wrong) but act like a feckless coward in the face of Obama’s multiple unconstitutional acts of usurping Congressional authority?

I’d say he thinks himself better than Trump and isn’t afraid to show it. The RINO’s are rat-bastards. This marriage of RINO congress & RINO President (former-outsider) is going to be a viper’s den. I can’t wait to point it out at every opportunity, because I distrust them all.

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It’s Official! Mattis For SecDef! Oohrah!

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I’m such a fanboy…this is an amazing development. I hope he does great & runs for President in the future.

I’ll do a proper write up tomorrow. For now, let us just bask in the shadow of his manliness. /sarc

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California Secessionists Still Mumbling

I wish they would. As a matter-of-fact, I hope they continue to generate noise about it. The more they put the idea in front of the public, the more acceptable it becomes. (Ain’t that right gay agenda crowd? Try finding channel that doesn’t have a grossly-disproportionate number of gay personalities and characters, relative to their percentage of the populace.)

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Facing Donald Trump’s imminent entrance to the Oval Office, the once outlandish idea of secession doesn’t seem so crazy anymore to some Californians.

But the Golden State’s path to independence is blocked with financial and political hurdles, from an expensive state initiative process to persuading two-thirds of Congress to relinquish an economic and tourism powerhouse[…]

A grass-roots group of secessionists, calling themselves Yes California, last week proposed a November 2018 ballot measure that would ask registered voters if the state should become its own nation.

The group believes California pays more than its share of federal taxes, money the state could use to modernize and fix its infrastructure. The federal government collects about $370 billion in taxes from Californians each year and spends roughly $334 billion in the state.

Yes California points to the state’s overwhelming support for Hillary Clinton and voters’ liberal ideals to show that California is often at odds with the rest of the nation.

The 2018 measure also would strike language from the California Constitution that says the state is “an inseparable part of the United States of America, and the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land.”

If approved by voters, it would establish a March 2019 statewide special election to ask voters again if they want California to become an independent country[…]

Experts say the strongest legal avenue for California to become its own nation is through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would require approval by two-thirds of Congress and three-quarters of the states in the country.

While the Constitution doesn’t specifically address secession, an amendment granting California’s independence would act as the supreme law of the land, said Gerston.

Daniel Farber, a law professor at UC Berkeley, pointed to a Supreme Court decision, Texas v. White, in 1869 that said Texas “entered into an indissoluble relation” when it became part of the United States. The case related to bonds sold by Texas during the Civil War.

The Supreme Court ruling determined “the Constitution, in all its provisions, looks to an indestructible Union composed of indestructible States.” Texas could only revoke its inclusion in the union “through revolution or through consent of the States,” the court rule.

They’d be invaded by Mexico the day after they seceded.

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My Preferred President Shames Obama

Ted Cruz knocking it outta the park:

“…departed for warmer climes…” Heh.

Cuban Americans “embarrassed” by Obama’s comments:

Justin Trudeau celebrated his father, Fidel Castro?

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San Bernardino: One Year On… And Still Making Excuses

On the way into work this morning, I heard the ‘top of the hour’ news break by ABC News at 0600 & 0700. In both cases they made the claim that the San Bernardino shooters were likely motivated by being forced to attend mandatory training at a facility that had a Christmas tree on display and that they didn’t really know who the caliph was, since they had to google him on their phone before swearing allegiance to him.

This is to be expected from the left, this mealy-mouthed justification of unconscionable acts in the name of diversity. No one should be surprised by it, but I have a few questions:

Does it matter that they had to look up the Caliph’s name before “they swore allegiance to him”?

Does the Christmas tree really play any part in the shooting rampage of two individuals with multiple complex IED’s staged (for a future attack) in their residence?

Does this perhaps qualify as the #FakeNews the media has been prattling on about since the election?

Discuss.

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Tax Lessons From The republic Of Georgia

The Republic of Georgia is setting a standard for the world. Maybe someone should share this with Donald Trump. Here are some of the highlights:

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Georgia is a country with low tax rates and transparent tax system. Tax and customs legislation is unified under one tax code and the collection of taxes and supervision of the tax environment is provided by Georgia Revenue Service. All tax administration procedures and customs clearances are online/web-based. There are only 6 flat taxes in Georgia:

According to the Economic Liberty Act, Government is not allowed to increase national tax rates or number of taxes without national referendum. (Except for excise tax – ‘tax on specific goods for specific purpose – i.e. gasoline tax for roads, etc)

Georgia has Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties with 52 countries. Sadly, the United States is not among them. The Country doesn’t have restrictions on currency convertibility or repatriation of capital & profit!

According to Global Corruption Barometer of Transparency International, the only Georgian institutions which are highly suspect are the Media (shocker) and the Judiciary. Compare that to the sad state of American corruption.

World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report named Georgia #9 among low tax rate economies.

Georgia ranks 15/189 countries in the World Bank’s 2015 Doing Business report and 22/178 countries on the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom.

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Lucky Swipe: Thief Unwittingly Steals $1.6M In Untraceable Gold Flakes

Copes said he seemed to be an opportunist who saw a 20 sec window to grab a bucket from the Diamond District and take off. Turns out it had 86 lbs of gold flake in it.

I don’t support or encourage thievery, but this made me giggle. Audentis fortuna auvat. 🙂

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Funny, If It Weren’t Based In Reality

Hammy, the pedo prophet married Aisha when she was 6 and took her innocence when she was 9.

There is no legal age at which marrying a girl becomes permissible. The pervs can marry or enslave any girl of any age, so anyone offended by this can suck it.

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Dutch Man Volutarily Euthanized For Alcoholism

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A British MP doesn’t like that this guy was able to decide for himself, whether he should live or die.

A man in the Netherlands has been allowed to die because he could no longer carry on living as an alcoholic.

Mark Langedijk chose the day of his death and was telling jokes, drinking beer and eating ham sandwiches with his family hours before he passed away.

He was killed by lethal injection at his parents’ home on 14 July, according to an account of the ordeal written by his brother and published in the magazine Linda.

The Netherlands introduced a euthanasia law 16 years ago, which is available to people in “unbearable suffering” with no prospect of improvement.

I’d say that the MP should mind their own business. The ultimate decision one can make, regarding the God-given liberty we enjoy as humans, is to decide one’s own status as living or deceased. No one can take that right from you and I don’t have any problem with affording people a dignified way to go about it, provided there are strong safeguards in place.

At least this guy didn’t have to jump in front of a train. What say you?

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Who Knew We Were At War In Somalia?

Captain Kickass isn’t happy with single-handledly taking out Osama bin Laden.

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An article published in The New York Times this past Sunday perfectly demonstrates how out of control and unconstitutional America’s foreign policy has become. It highlights the latest war being perpetrated by the Obama administration, which is expanding with very little scrutiny from the press or the government branch supposedly in charge of waging war, the U.S. Congress.

The latest growing battlefield is in Somalia, and it threatens to spiral out of control just like so many other undeclared war zones before it. From the NY Times:

WASHINGTON — The escalating American military engagement in Somalia has led the Obama administration to expand the legal scope of the war against Al Qaeda, a move that will strengthen President-elect Donald J. Trump’s authority to combat thousands of Islamist fighters in the chaotic Horn of Africa nation.

Is it “a move that will strengthen President-elect Donald J. Trump’s authority to combat thousands,” or is it a move that will allow Trump to also engage in endless, unconstitutional war?

The administration has decided to deem the Shabab, the Islamist militant group in Somalia, to be part of the armed conflict that Congress authorized against the perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to senior American officials. The move is intended to shore up the legal basis for an intensifying campaign of airstrikes and other counterterrorism operations, carried out largely in support of African Union and Somali government forces.

The executive branch’s stretching of the 2001 war authorization against the original Al Qaeda to cover other Islamist groups in countries far from Afghanistan — even ones, like the Shabab, that did not exist at the time — has prompted recurring objections from some legal and foreign policy experts.

Would you look at that. Shabab didn’t even exists on 9/11, yet Obama is using 9/11 authority against al-Qaeda to wage war without Congressional approval. He is literally creating new al-Qaeda out of thin air.

The Shabab decision is expected to be publicly disclosed next month in a letter to Congress listing global deployments. It is part of the Obama administration’s pattern of relaxing various self-imposed rules for airstrikes against Islamist militants as it tries to help its partner forces in several conflicts.

A “letter to Congress.” This perfectly demonstrates how utterly castrated the legislative branch has become.

Our Congress is utterly useless. When will stop giving this kind of authority to a single man? #NotTerriblyProudTheseDays

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BBC Caught Faking News To Advance (Obama) War Agenda

WATCH THIS VIDEO.

Note: RT is itself a propaganda outlet, but blaming the source doesn’t automatically disprove the claim. That is a genetic logical fallacy.

Interesting note: 09:48 mark – “New NDAA authorizes media disinfo against Americans.” I’d like some additional info on this.

Combine the #FakeNews with CIA Operation: Mockingbird, Project Veritas’ revelations about paid agitators at Trump events, mix in the angry mobs around the country not being dealt with, and all of the shenanigans start to look like some group of people is deliberately goading the world toward chaos.

Believe half of what you experience and none of what you see, hear, or read. Sleep tight Kids.

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File Under “Suck It”: Stein, Clinton, Soros!

Couldn’t happen to a nicer group of commie bitches.

Jill Stein has everything she needs to launch a presidential recount. She’s got the cash, the grassroots fervor and the spotlight of an adoring media. But there’s one thing she needs to overturn Trump’s victory: a calendar.

Stein missed Pennsylvania’s deadline to file for a voter-initiated recount. That blown deadline is a huge blow for Democrats who have pinned their hopes on recounts in the Keystone State, Michigan and Wisconsin.

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What The Hell Is #PizzaGate

Okay, be forewarned that you are about to head in to tinfoil hat land. What you will read below will make you recoil. It will make you shudder. With any luck, it will make you righteously indignant.

I am addicted to politics because the matters covered therein have a direct impact upon my life and the lives of my children. I am however, willfully ignorant of all things pop culture, but I’ve been hearing references to #PizzaGate. “Twitter bans #PizzaGate.” “Podesta…pizzagate” “Jeffrey Epstein…pizzagate.”

My brain will simply catalog these items until a picture comes into focus and pushes it’s way into the front of my mind. Many times, my mind will draw parallels between seemingly unrelated items and categorize them together, forming a rough outline. That’s what happened here. I couldn’t figure out why the news had a sudden fascination with #FakeNews. I didn’t giveit much thought, writing it off as another attempt to silence the alternative media and lend credence to the “Russian election tampering” meme.

I knew of Jeffrey Epstein’s pernicious predilections toward children. I also remember reading that Tony & John Podesta (brothers) have a weird fascination with artwork whose subject is the naked underage human form and the same in bondage.

I am a former cop and the son a drug-addict whose childhood saw the worst of humanity, so not much surprises me where humans are concerned. What I found more perplexing than a couple dudes who like kids, is the fact that their wives celebrated their perverse fascinations with them. They seemed to revel in the repulse of normal people at the introduction to their perversion.

These are high society folk who openly celebrate the sexual objectification of children. Not much of a leap from their to sexual abuse, especially when one is so powerfully, financially, and politically connected. Power attracts the corrupted. When the media begins an all-out wagon circling like they have, I have to presume that they are trying to squash a story (they may not be, but they don’t have a record of honest & fair journalism these days).

Before you click to read below the fold, know that there are images you may find disturbing (no FSFR’s broken). If there is a chance that this story is real, it is my duty as a father, as a Christian, and as an American to shine sunlight on it in the hopes that these monsters will be brought to justice. If one child can escape a lifetime of suffering at the hands of animals who abuse them, I would suffer any cost – ANY COST – to make that happen.

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Why Thanksgiving?

The truth, via Twitter, of all sources…

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Thanksgiving: Proclaimed by George Washington to thank God for his blessings & providence which allowed our Constitution.

How many of you knew that?

Thank you, Justice Don Willett,TX Supreme Court.

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Long Weekend Watchlist: Deterrence & WW3

This is a solid movie about nuclear deterrence from 2000. If you have time, find it for free on amazon prime.

Interestingly, the movie occurs during a presidential primary where Donald Trump is winning.

The second solid performance (even better & also found on Amazon – or youtube) is a 2001 made for TV movie called WW3, starring Timothy Hutton, Vanessa Williams, and many others you know but can’t name. It was also prophetic, in saying “Chicago in the series? It’s TEOTWAWKI”.

This one is a very good movie.

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Debunking Myths: Thanksgiving & Socialism

Submitted by Richard J.Maybury via The Mises Institute:

Each year at this time, schoolchildren all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating.

It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths which divert attention away from Thanksgiving’s real meaning.

The official story has the Pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America, and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620–21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He has given them.

The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or less happily ever after, each year repeating the first Thanksgiving. Other early colonies also have hard times at first, but they soon prosper and adopt the annual tradition of giving thanks for this prosperous new land called America.

The problem with this official story is that the harvest of 1621 was not bountiful, nor were the colonists hard-working or tenacious. 1621 was a famine year and many of the colonists were lazy thieves.

[keep reading…it’s brief]

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Surprise: I Side With… Darrell Castle.

Not surprisingly, I voted for Darrell Castle and my views in this quiz zeroed in on the perfect candidate for me.

Take the quiz ad see who you side with.

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I was surprised to see numbers two & three, given how strongly I disagree with both of them on so many issues. (Don’t forget to use the little option for how much you care about each question.)

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Repealing The Electoral College

Not going to happen, but this is what US Presidential elections would look like – in perpetuity – were the electoral college repealed via amendment. The picture below is the simplest way to explain the importance of the system as it exists, since so many seem impossibly perplexed by it.

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Secretary of Defense “Mad Dog” Mattis!

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Fired by President Obama Marine General James “mad dog” Mattis is being vetted for Secretary of Defense.

How awesome would that be? A living Marine Corps legend as SecDef…

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Grabbing America By The _______?

Legislative chambers. What were you thinking?

I believe this is symptomatic of a nation that is tired of being talked-down-to, belittled, left-out, and told to shut up. This has nothing to do with Donald Trump and everything to do with being hated on by the Democratic Party. The more hateful and self-reinforcing their rhetoric becomes, the further the country will distance itself from identity politics and move toward local Republicanism. Local control equals more libertarian policies and ultimately less federal control.

This slide has been happening since 2010 and the Democrat response has been the same each time it gets worse: move further left and lose more voters. Keep it up, Democrats, you won’t have City Council outside of your coastal enclaves, soon.

Republicans added to their historic 2014 gains in the nation’s state legislatures with the addition of five state House chambers and two state Senate chambers in last week’s election, while Democratic control was reduced to levels not seen since the Civil War.

Republicans are now in control of a record 67 (68 percent) of the 98 partisan state legislative chambers in the nation, more than twice the number (31) in which Democrats have a majority, according to the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

“That’s more than at any other time in the history of the Republican Party,” according to NCSL. “They also hold more total seats, well over 4,100 of the 7,383, than they have since 1920.”

Next year, the GOP will control both legislative chambers in 32 states – an all-time high, according to NCSL – while Democrats will have total control of just 13 state legislatures.

In 24 of the 32 states with Republican-controlled legislatures, voters have also elected Republican governors. In contrast, Democrats have a “political trifecta” in just six states

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Technology: Augmented Reality & Supplemented Reality

Incredible 3D Augmented Reality tool. This is the future of surfing the internet…imagine wearing glasses with a depth-field in the lens and hand-eye controls (Google glass on steroids). It’s almost a reality, folks.

Sound waves negate the effects of gravity?

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On Celebrating Gay Flowers; Or Not

The Alliance Defending Freedom (arch-nemesis of the ACLU [Anti-Christian Liberals Union]) produced this video to tell the story of Arlene’s Flowers owner, Baronelle Stutsman. The short version is fairly simple:

Gay customer likes her floral arrangements, pays her money for nearly 10 years and develops a friendship with Mrs. Stutzman. Gay marriage is legalized in Washington state and gay customer naturally asks his favorite florist to provide the floral services. Mrs. Stutzman wrestles with the decision, but ultimately decides that she cannot take an active role in a marriage-union her faith dictates is sinful.

She declines gay customer’s request on these grounds. Gay customer is disappointed and goes home, content to find any of the other 16 florists in the immediate area. Gay customer’s friends and associates demand that he file suit for discrimination. Gay customer files suit, demanding that Mrs. Stutzman be forced to legitimize his gay union and provide her labor and active participation in the ceremony, against her will.

The Huffington Post is celebrating the moral superiority of three NBA teams to no longer patronize Trump-branded hotels because they disagree with his life choices and political positions:

The Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks will no longer stay at Trump-branded hotels in New York City and Chicago, ESPN reported. Another Eastern Conference team is under contract to stay at the Trump SoHo this season but will switch next year.

I personally believe that a business should serve people who are willing to pay for their services, which Mrs. Stutzman was perfectly willing to do for nearly 10 years. When asked to go above & beyond, she declined – as was her right. The customer was free to go elsewhere, but instead chose to force her submission & destruction.

I’ve long held that a crime is a crime, without regard to motivation; meaning that a crime is no more or less serious based on different motives. The only time motive becomes a factor in a criminal suit, is when the motive is exculpatory because exculpatory motives are a determinant of a crime having been committed in the first place (self-defense is an exculpatory motive for killing someone; i.e. legal justification).

If the gay flower incident is criminal discrimination, how are the tards at The Huffington Post and the NBA any less guilty of discrimination?

The whole thing is bullshit, I know. The left chooses which items are discriminatory and which aren’t. They demand complete, unwavering acquiescence, celebration, & embrace of the entire canon of progressive beliefs or they demand your destruction.

They forced us to pick sides and – SURPRISE! – I pick the side of individual liberty.

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Need Some Hope? At Least You’re Not This Guy?

Well, it was cheaper than a private investigator…poor guy.

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Bill Whittle Knocks It Outta The Park

Thank you, flatearther. Watch this video.

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