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“… Eventually You Run Out Of Other People’s Money”

The only fix is more money. But where will it come from?

“Britain’s health service in a ‘humanitarian crisis’: Red Cross”

Founded in 1948, the National Health Service (NHS) is a source of huge pride for many Britons who are able to access free care from the cradle to the grave.

But tight budgets, an ageing population and increasingly complex medical needs have left many hospitals struggling during the winter season in recent years, prompting headlines about patients being left to wait on trolleys for hours or even days.

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“Winter is always a very busy time for the NHS,” the Department of Health said. “To support staff working hard on the frontline we have put in place comprehensive plans earlier than ever.”

From here

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Tucker Carlson: “Why Should I Send My 19y Old Son To Defend the Baltics?”

Watched Tucker Carlson tonight. This happened:

Ronald Reagan is rolling in his grave while Garry Kasparov is rolling his eyes.

Please note, the argument Tucker is making here is not merely against frivolous military adventurism. We all understand not sending our sons and daughters into harms way without a good cause. He is, in fact, arguing against sending military assistance to countries that we are obligated to protect against Soviet/Communist/totalitarian aggression, to defend the cause of freedom.

Which is an argument, I guess, but I’m sure it’s a bad one.

What Trump and Carlson are doing now is playing the part of Neville Chamberlain. Nothing more. Take the Sudetenland. Take the Baltics. Whatever. None of our business.

It may be worth questioning if it’s appropriate to call Trump the “Leader of the Free World” if he truly does continue signaling that we should pull out of our military commitments to our allies.

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Time For A Federal Program

“ILLINOIS ENDS 2016 WITH AN $11 BILLION IN UNPAID BILLS”

Though spending on government-worker salaries and pensions has grown at a rapid rate, many service providers and grant recipients are still awaiting payment.

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Illinois state government has left the people of the Prairie State quite the stocking stuffer this holiday season: an $11 billion bill backlog that is expected to hit $14 billion by summer 2017.”

More at Illinois Policy.org

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“Fighting doesn’t guarantee either victory or survival.”

“But inability to fight pretty much guarantees extinction or subjugation.”

Borrowed with permission from Oleg Volk

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We Have Seen This Map Before…

But today Zero Hedge has a more thoughtful take on it.

“Here’s Where You Absolutely Don’t Want To Be “When It All Turns Ugly”

Map Shows Us Where We Don’t Want To Be When It All Turns Ugly h/t All News Pipeline

OK, this is actually pretty obvious – but it is worth pointing out that the “archipelago” of islands across the vast expanse of the United States that carried the vote for Hillary Clinton during the election – also happens to be a ring of the liberal cities that:

a) have exploded with crime, riots and unrest

b) have provided sanctuary for millions of illegal immigrants that have destabilized the country

c) are going bankrupt and will be unable to fulfill pension obligations, or pay their share of social security, welfare, etc.

d) have been foremost in advocating gun control, and ensuring that only criminals and police have guns, while 2nd Amendment arm-bearing citizen have flocked to the rural areas where their rights are not generally restricted

e) will be the first places to be become unstable during any major crisis – as soon as grocery store shelves go empty. Martial law will be the only way to maintain stability, and that will come at a further price to liberty.

f) will be the first place to line up for FEMA camps and beg for food, shelter and rations, again, at a further price to liberty

Of course, there are many more items that could be added to the list, but it gets tedious, and I think everyone gets the point.”

If you live in one of those progressive islands you might make a New Year’s resolution…

Happy New Year everyone.

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Ah, Socialism…

There is a lesson in this for Bernie Sanders supporters.

I know, I know. Bernie is different. He’s a ‘Democratic Socialist’. But here’s the thing. That’s what they all say. “I am the exception. This time it will work. Give me all power and I will create Utopia.”

It never works. It never has worked and never will. You can try to fool yourself. It may work. You may try to fool me. It will not work.

“Venezuela’s highest denomination banknote has ceased to be legal tender, in a move that has caused cash chaos and long queues at banks.”

The 100-bolivar note is worth just two US cents on the black market

President Nicolas Maduro said new higher-denomination bills would be fully distributed in January.

He has closed the borders with Brazil and Colombia until Sunday to stop “mafias” hoarding the currency abroad.”

Read the rest at BBC

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The Politicization Of The Department Of Homeland Security

Jeh, Jeh, Jeh. Isn’t this against the law?

Mr. Smirky, Jeh Johnson

“Homeland Security tied to attempted hack of Georgia’s election database”

Jeh Johnson is the head of DHS. Why would he order any state’s election database to be hacked?

An attempted hack into Georgia’s voter registration database was traced back to the Department of Homeland Security, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

A third-party security firm working for the state detected the unsuccessful breach and linked it to an IP address associated with DHS, the report said. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reportedly sent a letter to Homeland Security asking the department to confirm whether an attempt was made.”

More at CNBC

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Misleading Headline From Right Wing News

Their headline:

“Obama Begs Republicans Not To Repeal His Failing Healthcare Law”

According to their own story Obama did not beg anyone. What they are actually reporting on is his half-hearted attempt to tell Republicans to leave alone his signature legislation. Even Obama knows he’s wasting his breath.

The president then criticized the Republican effort to repel and replace the law, stating that such a political move would erase all progress that has been made toward securing a better healthcare system in America.

“Now Republicans in Congress want to repeal the whole thing and start from scratch – but trying to undo some of it could undo all of it. All those consumer protections – whether you get your health insurance from ObamaCare, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or on the job – could go right out the window,” he said.”

Yada yada yada. He is on the verge of losing everything he golfed so hard for. He deserves to be remembered by historians as an abject failure.

Right Wing News

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It’s About Time

The best line in the article is this, “Emanuel… has no real bargaining power in the equation because he’s on the wrong side of the law.”

If the new President Trump only reinstates respect for, and adherence to, the law he will accomplish a lot. The tactic the Obama administration adopted, ignoring laws they did not agree with, has done a great deal to make the country less safe and more lawless.

“The Coming Sanctuary Cities Crackdown”

“Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel begs President-elect Trump for leniency.”

Emanuel (D), who used to be a congressman and then President Obama’s chief of staff, dropped by Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to abandon his campaign promise to crack down on sanctuary cities.

“I also spoke out strongly about what it means to be a sanctuary city who will support and secure the people who are here, like my grandfather who came to the city of Chicago as a 13-year old 100 years ago,” said Emanuel who actually has no real bargaining power in the equation because he’s on the wrong side of the law.”

Read the rest at Front Page Magazine

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Valerie Jarrett Claims To have A Soul

But you and I know better. She is a vindictive, conniving woman who was born in Iran, who wants only what is worst for the United States. She has been the shadow President during Obama’s two terms, allowing him to take six hours off every few days to play a round of golf or to vacation in Hawaii for the shaved ice.

“You are such a good boy.”

“Valerie Jarrett: Trump’s Win Was ‘Soul-Crushing’”

One of President Obama’s top advisers said on Wednesday that Donald Trump’s electoral win was “soul-crushing.”

Valerie Jarrett offered that dramatic assessment during a “Women Rule” event hosted by Politico.”

More at the Daily Caller

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I Didn’t Know This About Castro

And I am not happy that I know it now.

“Credulous Western Dupes and Castro”

Read more at National Review

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Lastly, for all of Castro’s ranting about the exploitive nature of capitalism, it takes a truly mercenary mind to come up with the schemes his regime employed to garner hard currency — from drug-running, to assassinations to, well, vampiric behavior. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reported in 1966 that 166 Cuban prisoners were executed on a single day in May of that year. But before they were killed, they were forced to undergo the forced extraction of an average of seven pints of blood from their bodies. This blood was sold to Communist Vietnam at a rate of $50 per pint. Those who underwent the bloodletting suffered cerebral anemia and a state of unconsciousness and paralysis. But that didn’t stop the executions; the victims were carried on a stretcher to the killing field where they were then shot.”

More below the fold…

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Remembering Fidel Castro

This is the face of communism.

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Surprise! Keith Ellison Is A Liar, Too

The Democratic National Committee is seriously considering him to be their new head official. This tells us that they have not just aligned themselves with radical leftist groups but also with radical Muslim terror groups. The two are not compatible. If there is a showdown between socialists and radical Muslims the Muslims will win every time. Why? Both tend to violence to get their way but the Muslim Brotherhood will not hesitate. Socialists will because they want to hide their involvement in the violence.

We know what kind of people align themselves with terror groups. Democrats.

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Media Would Have You Believe Anti-Trump Protests Are ‘Spontaneous’

Zero Hedge has a video showing the spontaneous buses that brought demonstrators to Chicago.

Someone is paying for this violence.

“Blocks Of Anti-Trump Protest Buses Caught On Tape”

The video was taken at 3:30pm on South Canal Street in Chicago on Saturday. As our reader points out, hundreds of the participants that took part in the downtown Chicago protests from November 12 were bused in using these vehicles. Other arrived by train.”

Astroturf is not a strong enough word. A decent investigator could find out from the bus companies just who hired them. Then when there is an injury or death during the riots – or even property damages – the authorities would know who to charge with the crimes.

Related: “Craigslist ads offer $1,500 a week for paid anti-Trump protesters”

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This Is NOT How It Is Done

Vile, childish, violent Clinton supporters are finding new ways to turn public opinion against their cause. Burning businesses, damaging privately owned vehicles, and attacking and injuring people they believe to be Trump supporters is not enough.

The images of what they are doing are being seen by people all around the world. This is not the way to build a coalition nor is it a way to accomplish something. It is a way to destroy the left and progressive ideas in general. It is ugly and violent. Americans don’t want ugly, violent punks in charge of anything.

“Hillary Supporter Holds ‘Rape Melania’ Sign at DC Protest in Front of Trump Hotel”

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According to the man who photographed the sign, who goes by the handle “Beck ‏@thereal_beck”, the ‘RAPE MELANIA” sign was held aloft without any reaction by the estimated one-hundred-fifty Hillary Clinton supporters protesting the election of Trump.”

From Gateway Pundit

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From Canadian Bob

Today’s free lesson in economics – and worth every penny – is this:

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My Lexus & Capitalism:

A guy looked at my Lexus the other day and said I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost.

I replied I am not sure. It fed a lot of families in Windsor, Ontario, who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Sault St Marie. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and fed the people working at the dealership and their families. BUT,… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.

That is the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality. When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets, and give them dignity for their skills.

When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self worth.

Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value.

Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.”

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Starting At The End Of The Alphabet And Working Backward

First it was Zimbabwe, Now Venezuela.

Socialism does not work.

“Venezuela Throws In The Towel On Hyperinflation: Will Print 200x Higher-Denominated Bills”

Mom sent me for a loaf of bread

Mom sent me for a loaf of bread

Economists and central bank employees say Mr. Maduro didn’t want to acknowledge the country’s inflation problem by printing bigger notes.

This has finally changed, and as the WSJ reports, Venezuela’s government, slammed by hyperinflation has finally thrown in the towel, and is planning to issue new bills in December with larger denominations—up to 200 times higher than the current biggest bill, according to people familiar with the plans. The move marks an implicit acknowledgment by the government that skyrocketing prices have slashed the value of the currency

The new coins and notes will go up to 20,000 bolivars, according to people close to the central bank, the finance ministry, the country’s banks and bill suppliers. This would make the biggest note worth $15 on the black market.”

More at Zero Hedge

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All Tyrants Take Revenge On Former Opponents

“The “Basket of Deplorables” – Waiting for Hillary’s Revenge”

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Being one of those un-Americans in that “basket of deplorables” I cannot help but wonder what she has in mind for all of us who are beyond redemption (the “irredeemables”) once she is in power. A vindictive Hillary? Come on.

The great fear is of many is of an unfettered Hillary Clinton who in office would likely resemble the East German Stalinist, Erich Honecker. By the way she has called the Republicans the “enemies she was most proud of”. So, what fetters or impediments might we imagine to obstruct a President Hillary Clinton ?”

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Venezuela: “Socialism Retains Its Perfect Record”

What is it with the Bernie Sanders supporters? How about the Clinton fans? Do they hate conservatives so much that they would destroy their own future to destroy us? Don’t they know about stories like this, and about Chairman Mao or Josef Stalin and the number of people they had killed? Millions. Tens of millions.

“Corpses ‘Exploding’ In Decrepit Venezuelan Hospitals”

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It was one of the more macabre stories to emerge out of socialist Venezuela — and served as a metaphor for the final days of the rotting regime.

In a hospital morgue, a bloated corpse exploded.

The morgue’s barely functioning cooling system was to blame – hardly a surprise in the oil-rich yet impoverished nation whose health-care system has collapsed under the socialist government. Decomposing for two days in the tropical heat, the corpse finally exploded in a spray of toxic fluids and gasses.”

You have a choice.  Choose wisely.

You have a choice. Choose wisely.

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Meet Robert Creamer

Huffington Post has a brief bio on him because he is one of their writers.

“Political Organizer, Strategist, Author; Partner Democracy Partners”

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From that bio:

He has been a consultant to the campaigns to end the war in Iraq, pass universal health care, pass Wall Street reform, change America’s budget priorities, enact comprehensive immigration reform, promulgate new employer overtime rules, and pass the Nuclear Agreement with Iran. He has also worked on hundreds of electoral campaigns at the local, state and national level — and served as a consultant to the DNC and President Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012. Creamer is married to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky from Illinois. Arianna Huffington calls his book, Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win, a master’s class in electoral politics.”

Jan Schakowsky

Jan Schakowsky

A little more about Creamer from Second City Cop:

“Guess Who Paid to Injure Cops”

Yes, the democrats. Specifically the husband of communist plant and Alinsky-ite representative Jan Schakowsky.”

A bit more from Zero Hedge:

“Why Did Vote-Rigging Robert Creamer Visit The White House Over 200 Times During The Obama Admin”

But voter fraud isn’t Creamer’s only criminal specialty. A quick look at Wikipedia reveals that Creamer spent 5 months in federal prison back in 2006 for a “$2.3 million bank fraud in relation to his operation of public interest groups in the 1990s.”

So, with that kind of history, you can imagine our surprise when we discovered that a Mr. Robert Creamer showed up on the White House visitor logs 340 times beginning in 2009 when Obama took office and culminating with his latest visit in June 2016. Moreover, in 45 of those instances, Creamer was scheduled to meet with POTUS himself. Perhaps this is just two old Chicago “community organizers” hanging out?”

This is all revealed by Project Veritas’ work, “Rigging Elections”.

Creamer has been consulting with the Hillary Clinton campaign. Because of the Project Veritas work he has resigned.

Dirt Bag working for other dirt bags.

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Obama’s DOJ Finds Another Way To Try To Destroy Sheriff Joe

If I remember correctly, the Sheriff refused the federal order because a state law requires him to do what he has been doing. His position was that the state law trumped the federal.

Actually, what this is is the Obama Justice Department trying, again, to beat down and destroy a dissenter. Obama wants to ignore laws restricting illegal immigration and Arpaio wants to obey them. Obama can’t have that. It might catch on.

“Feds to Pursue Contempt Charges Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio”

PHOENIX — Prosecutors said Tuesday they will charge Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt-of-court for defying a judge’s orders to end his signature immigration patrols in Arizona, exposing the 84-year-old lawman to the possibility of jail time and clouding his political future as he seeks a seventh term.

The announcement in federal court sets in motion criminal proceedings against the sheriff less than a month before Election Day and comes as he has taken on a prominent role on the national political stage in 2016, appearing alongside Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on several occasions.”

More at the unsympathetic NBC News

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Maduro Loses Another Lifeline

This is not good for the Venezuelan people. The leaders will be OK. The people are sorting through garbage and eating zoo animals.

Socialism Always ends this way.

“China is cutting off cash to Venezuela”

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After pouring billions into Venezuela over the last decade, China is cutting off new loans to the Latin American nation. It’s a major reversal of relations between the two nations, experts say. It also comes at the worst time for Venezuela, which is spiraling into an economic and humanitarian crisis.

“China is not especially interested in loaning more money to Venezuela,” says Margaret Myers, a director at Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington research group that tracks loans between China and Latin America.”

More at CNN Money

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“… The Seduction Of Easy Answers…”

While reading an article in Financial Resistance titled, “7 Signs Chicago is a Now a “Third-World” City”, I came across this gem:

“4. Declining Industry”

This is the aftermath of free trade agreements which export jobs overseas, destroy middle class jobs, and enrich corporate elites.

This is the aftermath of free trade agreements which export jobs overseas, destroy middle class jobs, and enrich corporate elites.

Chicago is one of the many “rust belt” American cities that have seen a major decline in their manufacturing industry. Just like Detroit, free trade agreements have ravaged Chicago’s industrial core, leaving thousands unemployed and destroying much of the middle class. While there are many reasons for Chicago’s economic decline, “free trade” is one of the biggest factors.”

RD Walker told in a comment to a post below of a prayer that asks for protection from easy answers. This writer is a good example of what the prayer refers to.

Obviously, the writer has taken a position against free trade. The way he presents it, though, is diabolical and wrong. Why do you think he is wrong?

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George Soros Gloats In the WSJ

Soros has an Op-Ed in today’s Wall Street Journal:

“Why I’m Investing $500 Million in Migrants”

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I will invest in startups, established companies, social-impact initiatives and businesses founded by migrants and refugees.”

“Social Impact Initiatives.” Does that include pressure cookers?

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Ron Paul, Crazy Old Man Or Does He Raise Legitimate Concerns?

I vote for legitimate. If this is true it has been so for some time but has become stronger and more insidious in the last seven or eight years. There is no doubt that the various departments of our government have assumed powers under Barack Obama that they never enjoyed before.

It makes no difference who is put into the White House. The bureaucracy is tainted and will not be changed.

“Ron Paul: Vote All You Want, The Secret Government Won’t Change”

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In a recent episode of his web show, the Liberty Report, Ron Paul discussed the Department of Homeland Security’s decision last month to take a more active role in U.S. elections. Secretary Jeh Johnson said he was “considering whether elections should be classified as ‘critical infrastructure,’ affording them the same kinds of enhanced protections that the banking system and the electrical grid receive,” POLITICO reported.

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Jeh Johnson

The elections don’t matter. This is a ritual that we go through,” Paul observed last week. Instead, he referenced a seemingly omnipotent power much more influential than the ‘will of the people.’

“My belief is that the control is the Deep State, and people have to realize that,” he said.

Michael Lofgren, a former Republican congressional aide, has written extensively on the Deep State and describes it as “a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.”

Lofgren continues:

The Deep State does not consist of the entire government. It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department.”

More at Zero Hedge

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