Enemy of the State

The highly anticipated movie, Snowden, has released a new trailer. The film is about former member of the CIA and NSA contract worker, Edward Snowden, and is set to be released this September.

Snowden, who became in international criminal in 2013 when he leaked classified government documents, has incited an important public debate about the balance between liberty and security. The leak has been a PR disaster for the US government, who’s surveillance community has been exposed for its massive overreach.

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged Snowden with two counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917, and has been actively trying to extradite Snowden, who quickly fled the country and applied for refuge in 21 countries. Snowden was eventually granted asylum in Russia, which is set to expire on August 1, 2017.

War on Paper Money

Back in 1933, Roosevelt implemented Executive Order 6102 “forbidding the Hoarding of gold, coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates within the continental United States.” Now in 2016, they’re coming for your cash.

Earlier this year, Argentina issued a plan to print bills of larger denominations in order to compensate for the loss in value of the peso caused by inflation, while at Harvard, scholars made the case to ban the $100 bill.

The European Central Bank recently announced they have put a plan in motion to phase out the 500 euro noteLike many other counties, the U.S. is experiencing the ramifications of a debased currency; What $20 could purchase in 1913 would cost nearly $500 today.

While I am no proponent of the fractional reserve system and its esteemed printing press, I am however, an advocate of the minting of higher denominations of the Federal reserve notes. This would help compensate for inflation, and give individuals the ability to retain the holding capacity for paper currency.

Due to the effects of inflation, it would make sense for the Treasury to once again print bills in denominations of $500 and $1,000Legally, the Treasury is required under ‘Section 16 of the Federal Reserve Act,’ to print bills in denominations of up to $10,000:

“In order to furnish suitable notes for circulation as Federal reserve notes, the Secretary of the Treasury shall cause plates and dies to be engraved…and shall have printed therefrom and numbered such quantities of such notes of the denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 $5,000, $10,000 as may be required to supply the Federal reserve banks.”

However since 1945, the Treasury has not printed notes of more than $100. By only circulating small denominations of notes and expanding reporting requirements on cash, the banking cartel has cornered more purchases into operating through computer transactions. 

The war on cash is being waged by the banking cartel, which is made up of governments, central banks, and the “too big to fail.” The cartel’s conflict with paper currency is a systematic effort to make it neither convenient nor legal to use cash, in order to transition society into a cashless economy, which can be easily monitored and manipulated through an electronic transaction format.

Cash allows transactions to occur without banks charging additional fees. Without cash, the 43 million individuals without bank accounts will be exiled from the marketplace, and depositors will lose the ability to withdraw their money.

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Nero versus Shapiro

Conservative journalist Milo Yiannopoulos and former co-worker Ben Shapiro have been sparring on the national stage for months. Yiannopoulos, a homosexual college dropout and darling of the alt-right has warred with Shapiro, a Jewish conservative and graduate of Harvard Law School, who’s attitude is summed up by his popular phrase:

The two seldom discuss economics, but rather choose to focus on social issues, where both Shapiro and Yiannopoulos have gained popularity by stirring up controversy on college campuses. Shapiro was protested at Cal State, which provoked a national tour, while Yiannopoulos decided to troll the LGBT community by calling his speaking series “The Dangerous Faggot Tour.”

Yiannopoulos believes that his movement is “happening on campuses because finally the Left has pushed it too far.” To the point where “people have realized their nice ordinary lives are being threatened by crazy politics with no basis in facts.” Yiannopoulos depicted his ‘cultural libertarianism’ as a reaction to the ‘cultural Marxism’ now prevalent in all aspects of life.

Yiannopouos explained that progressives don’t like him because of his ability to “beat liberals in arguments, unlike the last 30 years of conservatism.” He went on to say, “they don’t like me because they can’t write me off as a bigot, as a homophobe, as a misogynist, as a racist because I’m a sassy, gay Brit,” which has disarmed the cultural Marxists of their usually tactics.

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Legend, Merle Haggard

Dies on his birthday, at age 79.

“A 20-year-old married father, he was arrested for breaking into a cafe (drunk, he thought the booming business was closed) and spent nearly three years in San Quentin. He was paroled in 1960. In 1972, then–California governor Ronald Reagan expunged Haggard’s criminal record, granting him a full pardon.”

Source: Merle Haggard Biography | Rolling Stone

Roger Stone Calls for ‘Days of Rage’

Roger Stone has publicly called for “days of rage” in order to “stop the steal” of Trump’s nomination. Looks like the Cleveland Convention is going to ruffle a few feathers.

Roger Stone explained:

It’s vitally important that the grassroots of this country show their outrage at the idea that the vote of the people, the votes of Republican voters and those brave Democrats and Independents who crossed over to vote in the Republican primary are being disallowed. The party bosses, the king makers, most of whom are lobbyists, as you know — that’s the second hat they all wear — are determined to steal this nomination from the people and from Donald Trump.

Source: Roger Stone Calls for ‘Days of Rage’ with ‘Stop The Steal’ Convention Effort – Breitbart

Mexico tortures migrants – and citizens – in effort to slow Central American surge

A growing number of indigenous Mexicans are being detained by agents looking for Central American migrants, amid a crackdown driven partly by aid from US

Source: Mexico tortures migrants – and citizens – in effort to slow Central American surge | World news | The Guardian

Muslim Ban?

Trump’s call for a Muslim ban, and subsequent pressuring of all other Presidential candidates to confront the issue, has gained popularity among many Republican voters. This is a telling sign that the successful campaign narratives rely much more on emotion rather than reason. The separation of church and state should be invoked when confronting the issue of a ban on muslim immigrants. While greater screening may be warranted for many reasons, the religious component alone must be a non-factor in the litmus test for immigration.

Establishment News…

The New York Times has come out with an article detailing Hillary’s qualifications for president. In another article titled “A Chance to Reset the Republican Race”, the Editorial Board depicts Kasich as “no moderate”, but then goes on to tout his extensive liberal record. The article discounts 5 of Kasich fellow candidates, but fails to mention Rand Paul, who has focused on issues like the racial outcome of the criminal justice system, ending the federal War on Drugs, and using more militaristic restraint.

The New York Times endorsements of both Hillary Clinton and John Kasich shows how pathetic the mainstream media really is. A debate between Clinton and Kasich wouldn’t even be a debate at all, they may as well run on the same ticket.

A Different Kind of Republican…

According to Nick Gillespie, “Rand Paul has helped to start a conversation that the country needs to have, but of which it is afraid.” Whether or not Paul is the eventually Republican nominee, he represents the voice of the next generation of conservative voters. Continue reading “A Different Kind of Republican…”