The Principles That Divide Us Might be Greater Than Those That Bind Us Together (But we’ve seen much worse)

We’re in a bad spot right now. However, even what we’ve seen over the last year or so still pales in comparison to 1968. I have a stack of old Newsweeks from 1967- 68 and it was absolutely insane

Unfortunately there are those who see the current strife as a time to further their agendas. Some would like to reignite the flames of 2 generations ago even though, in pretty much every single way,

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Politico: Why what I saw in Charlottesville terrifies me

 

I took this picture of the car attack crime scene just a few hours after the attack. It’s a place I know well.

It looks like Politico changed the original headline (something we also do on occasion) to –

‘What I Saw in Charlottesville Could Be Just the Beginning’

We think both headlines are apt.

Attached is an article from a fellow Charlottesville resident and career diplomat who spent 15 years dealing with tribal strife in Africa.

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Aetna CEO: Obamacare ‘cannot be repealed, period’

Image: CNBC

The insurance company CEO has spoken. So there you go. Obamcare shows its true face. Crony from the begining.

The insurance companies want their Obamcare bailout, and at this point they seriously think they might be able to get one.

The insurance companies wrote Obamacare in partnership with the Obama White House and a Dem Congress. They pushed it through in the face of massive resistance from the American people and with some very questionable parliamentary gymnastics before Scott Brown was able to take his seat in the Senate.

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Trump Bumping and end of Obama era relief: U.S. Companies Post Profit Growth Not Seen in Six Years

Trump bump? To a large degree yes.

Obviously Trump has his issues – to say the least – but the uptick in the ersatz economy (the one that most of us live in until reality inevitably hits and overwhelms the fakery) is about American optimism inspired to some degree by Trump, but as much as anything by relief that Obama is adios. The people who make things, who grow the economy had little confidence in Obama. The media had confidence,

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Newly declassified memos detail extent of improper Obama-era NSA spying (Maybe much more than “improper”)

“Improper”? Is that the correct word?

The prior administration still has much to account for, which may be why so many from the Obama years are freaking out in government and out.

(From The Hill)

The National Security Agency and FBI violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama administration by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules.

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The case for free-market anticapitalism (“it takes a government to do a death camp”)

“As Deirdre McCloskey put it:

“Anyone who after the 20th century still thinks that thoroughgoing socialism, nationalism, imperialism, mobilization, central planning, regulation, zoning, price controls, tax policy, labor unions, business cartels, government spending, intrusive policing, adventurism in foreign policy, faith in entangling religion and politics, or most of the other thoroughgoing 19th-century proposals for governmental action are still neat, harmless ideas for improving our lives… is not paying attention.”

This is an excellent essay.

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Zerohedge: Former CIA Director Calls For A Coup If Trump Fires Mueller

It is disappointing to see these fellows on the same stage as Wolf Blitzer given all that CNN has done, but it’s not a surprise. Sadly.

It should be noted that Mr. Brennan, head of the CIA under Obama, in 1976 voted for the Communist candidate for president. We all have youthful indiscretions but that a former head of the CIA once voted for Gus Hall is pretty crazy. Jimmy Carter wasn’t “liberal”

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As we said was likely, the Bushite NEOCONS and the Democrats are joining forces.

We predicted this would happen. As the conservative/libertarian coalition has expanded the neocons have looked for new friends in the Democratic Paty. (Really they are just reuniting.)

The Neoconservatives – actual conservatives MUST understand – are not conservatives at all. They are a small but powerful group of big government (both domestic and abroad) “Republicans” (they originally were Democrats) lodged in Washington who believe that for there to be “progress”

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AntiWar.com: Was Trump Junior Framed?

Some people do not understand why we believe informed citizens should be very weary of the “official” narrative coming out of Washington with regard to Trump and Russia. The often brilliant Justin Raimondo, lays out an excellent case for skepticism below.

Are Trump and Putin buddies? We don’t know. Did they collude? We don’t know. Are there many people in the establishment who want anything BUT peace with Russia? Yes. Do the neocons want to expand NATO and generally support a German dominated European Union (that is hostile to Russia for historical reasons)?

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So is this the end of Pelosi?

As we said a few months ago, many in the GOP are more than happy to have Ms. Pelosi leading the Dems in the House. And she keeps clinging, Castro style, to power.

Ossoff could have been the begining of something for the Dems, and indeed this apears to be so. But it’s not the “something” they were hoping for.

Oh, for the heady days of hope, change, and Pelosi One, huh Nancy?

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