Crony capitalism and socialism are sisters: A great example of oil cronyism in Venezuela (VIDEO)

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As we say occasionally “crony capitalism” is a polite way of saying “fascism” or “fascism-lite.” Fascism is when corporations and the state partner up with each other for control. But it is always the state which is in charge. Mussolini didn’t bow to the owners of Alpha Romeo nor Hitler to the chiefs at Porsche.

And despite what some people unfortunately still believe fascism is indeed a form of socialism, the Nazis were of course the National Socialist Party.

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Charles Hugh-Smith – Why Real Reform Is Impossible: We Can’t Believe the Mighty Titanic Could Actually Sink

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This one isn’t an uplifter but it is a sober assessment which deserves attention. Sobriety is a valuable thing, especially when dodging icebergs.

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Julian Assange talks about the DNC “power structure”, how it worked against Bernie, and manipulated the media (VIDEO)

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We have no horse in the presidential race.  (Or any race.) There is crony capitalism all over. DNC, RNC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, Washpo, The Times, Washington, New York, LA, – you get the point. But this leak from Wikileaks, no matter where it came from originally has exposed the inner workings, to some extent, of the American political beast and that is important and valuable for the American people.

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Watch as CNN abruptly cuts from Bernie protesters stopping delegates from entering convention to…Boys II Men? (VIDEO)

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This is American media now folks. There is real news happening, obviously important news. But one can almost hear the producer in Jake Tapper’s ear yelling…“Look, just cut away…The DNC does not want this on the air…Just cut away…”

Of course we can only speculate as to what was really happening. Maybe someone in the control room just wanted to watch Boys II Men.

This is why they say “the revolution won’t be televised.”

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Not Just Debbie: Pelosi Booed by Democratic Delegates in Philly (VIDEO)

“Some people are new, and huh, are not familiar with how things work.” – Nancy Pelosi

Yes Nancy they are NEW. But they are booing you because they KNOW how things work.

So the revolt is in full swing. I figured that the Dem convention would be more interesting than the Republican one and it looks like that is playing out. People are not happy and the old girls club in the Democratic Party looks silly at this point.

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German Minister Claims Surge In Attacks (4 in a week) Has “No Link To Merkel Refugee Policy” (Right…)

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One of the reasons many people in this country and around the world are turning their backs on the old order is because the old order seems to live in an alternate universe. The desires and aspirations of the political class seem totally divorced from the desires and aspirations of most everyday people.

At first people questioned themselves. A few years ago many folks were still willing to give the political class the benefit of the doubt.

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