AMERIKA: Pentagon Study Declares American Empire Is ‘Collapsing’

Source – medium.com/insurge-intelligence – “…Once again, military power is essentially depicted as a tool for the U.S. to force, threaten and cajole other countries into submission to U.S. demands. The very concept of ‘defence’ is thus re-framed as the capacity to use overwhelming military might to get one’s way — anything which undermines this capacity ends up…

AMERIKA: ‘Make-Believe’, Who Say’s America Doesn’t Make Anything Anymore

Source – rielpolitik.com – “…At least the bent-nosed Mob goons have the decency to look the part, and there is comforting resignation at the sight of brass-knuckles & the crystal-clear understanding that your about to take a major beating – Wall Street should be so forth coming….”: (AMERIKA: ‘Make-Believe’, Who Say’s America Doesn’t Make Anything…

BRAVE NEW WORLD: ‘Humans Need Not Apply’, Automation, bots, algos, replace human brain power

Source  – wolfstreet.com – “…Even professional jobs such as lawyers are being taken over by bots. Not their rare courtroom appearances, or their roles in negotiations with other humans, but their daily grunt work, which is much of what lawyers do, such as preparing reams of documents. And then there’s discovery: “It’s already no longer…

NARCO-POLITIK: ‘…We Are Family’, the State and the Cartel are ONE

Source – madcowprod.com – “…Two of Mexico’s busiest international airports, the Cancun and Toluca International Airports, are controlled by the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, who used them between 2006 and 2009 to smuggle at least 50 tons of cocaine into Mexico from Colombia and Venezuela…the elephant is the money”: The Three Amigos, a total dreamboat, and an elephant…

DEEP STATE: …Are We Nearing Civil War? – By Patrick J. Buchanan

Source – lewrockwell.com – “…The media, the beneficiaries of these leaks, are giving cover to those breaking the law. The real criminal “collusion” in Washington is between Big Media and the deep state, colluding to destroy a president they detest and to sink the policies they oppose”: Are We Nearing Civil War? – By Patrick J.…

NEO-CONNED: ‘Dark Money’, The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right – By Jane Mayer

Source – billmoyers.com – “…She argues that what we once knew as the Republican Party is, in effect, being supplanted by a private party of billionaires who use its machinery but have little use for the traditional political tools of compromise and negotiation. Why? Because they want what they want, hate government and don’t really…

BIG BROTHER: The West’s War on Free Speech – By Tony Cartalucci

Source – journal-neo.org – “…In a truly free society, an educated citizenry is capable of deciding for itself what is “fake news” and what isn’t. Because of the rise of alternatives to the West’s monopoly over global information, many people are doing just that – determining that Western narratives are in fact deceptions”: The West’s…

AMERIKA: Here’s Where the US Ranks on the List of Most Peaceful Nations in the World – By Darius Shahtahmasebi

Source – theantimedia.org – “…The U.S. deterioration is primarily driven by the growing intensity of internal conflict within the country, which was partly seen in the divisive 2016 Presidential election, as well as increases in the perceptions of criminality across American society,” the analysis said”: Here’s Where the US Ranks on the List of Most…

REALPOLITIK: The US’s bacteriological war against Cuba – By Jorge Wejebe Cobo (Flashback)

Source – voltairenet.org – “…Livestock and poultry were subject to endemics and illnesses concocted in CIA laboratories; in the years to come, the Cuban population would be affected chiefly by unexpected outbreaks of conjunctivitis bleeding, dysentery and dengue serotype 02, that caused 158 deaths, including those of 101 children in the 1980s, this being the…

AMERIKA: The Final Show of the Greatest Country on Earth – By Simon Black

Source  – sovereignman.com –  “…We now regularly witness government shutdowns, debt ceiling crises, and gross government incompetence. But this is just the beginning. The national debt is growing far faster than the economy as a whole. And, especially if interest rates continue to rise, the trend will accelerate – It’s simple arithmeti”:. The Final Show…

DAS KAPITAL: It’s Science, Raising the Minimum Wage Would Make America a Happier Place

Source – thenation.com, By Benjamin Ryan – The American Psychological Association is marshaling research that shows alleviating poverty improves mental health:  In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith noted that central aspects of living in poverty include marginalization from public life and suffering the stigma associated with being poor. The same year this capitalist’s bible…

AMERIKA: Yes, There is an Imperialist Ruling Class – By Paul Street

Source – counterpunch.org – Contemporary history is neither a series of random occurrences nor the predetermined plaything of a small cabal of super-empowered conspirators. The truth is somewhere in-between. A sizeable cadre of class- and system-conscious deep-state and imperial planners from the heights of concentrated private and governmental power join together to shape the outlines…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: The Rise of “Criminal Capitalism”, Pillage and Class Polarization – By James Petras (Archive)

Source  – dissidentvoice.org – About 75% of US employees work 40 hours or longer, the second longest among all OECD countries, exceeded only by Poland and tied with South Korea. In contrast, only 10% of Danish workers, 15% of Norwegian, 30% of French, 43% of UK and 50% of German workers work 40 or more…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: 6 Companies Making Big Profits In The Prison Industrial Complex (Archive)

Source  – govtslaves.info – There are currently 2.4 million people in American prisons. This number has grown by 500% in the past 30 years. While the United States has only 5% of the world’s population, it holds 25 percent of the world’s total prisoners. In 2012, one in every 108 adults was in prison or in jail, and one in 28 children in the U.S. had a…

REBEL YELL: Why the Government is so Afraid of the Self-Reliant – By Joshua Krause

Source  – readynutrition.com – I’m sure many of you remember when armed “nuisance abatement teams” from Los Angeles County, descended upon the independent minded folks who were living in the desert outskirts of the city. For the “crime” of living off the grid and growing their own food, they were harassed with fines, and forced…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Prison Labor Company Features Promo Video Touting “Best-Kept Secret in Outsourcing” – By Lee Fang (Flashback)

Source  – firstlook.org – Searching for the “best kept secret in outsourcing,” one that can “provide you with all the advantages” of domestic workers, but with “offshore prices”? Try prison labor! That’s the message of Unicor, also known as Federal Prison Industries, a government-owned corporation that employs federal workers for as little as 23 cents an…

AMERIKA: How Corporations Took Over the First Amendment – By Joe Pinsker

Source  – theatlantic.com – More and more, it’s companies—not individuals—that are benefiting from free-speech rights. When the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that POM Wonderful was overstating pomegranate juice’s health benefits in its advertisements, a press release from the FTC, which was challenging POM in court, called the decision “a victory for consumers.” The…

AMERIKA: How the US Created a China-Style Prison Labor Scheme on American Soil

Source – theantimedia.org – The US is breeding a Chinese-style prison labor scheme on its own soil. States and some of the biggest private companies are now enjoying the fruits of a cheap and readily available work force, with tens of millions of lobbying dollars spent by private prisons to keep their jails full.  …

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘America Is a Ponzi Scheme’, A Commencement Speech for the Scammed – By Tom Engelhardt (Flashback)

Source -.tomdispatch.com – “If you’re graduating from a liberal arts college, you’ve been taken for a ride. Start getting used to it”: – It couldn’t be a sunnier, more beautiful day to exit your lives — or enter them — depending on how you care to look at it. After all, here you are four…

AMERIKA: Princeton Study Concludes, US Is An ‘Oligarchy’, Not A ‘Democracy’

Source – mic.com – In a recent report from the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, the United States is not a democracy, but is instead, an oligarchy. For those who aren’t up with fancy words, this means that the US government is very, very corrupt. The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin…

CORPRO-FASCISM: Corporations have turned mass incarcerations into a revenue stream and source of cheap labor

Source  – truthdig.com – Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons – By Chris Hedges – All attempts to reform mass incarceration through the traditional mechanisms of electoral politics, the courts and state and federal legislatures are useless. Corporations, which have turned mass incarceration into a huge revenue stream and which have unchecked…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: The 60-Year Trend Of Exploding Money And Imploding Growth – By David Stockman

Source  – davidstockmanscontracorner.com – During the heyday of post-war prosperity between 1953 and 1971, real final sales—–a better measure of economic growth than GDP because it filters out inventory fluctuations—-grew at a 3.6%  annual rate. That is exactly double the 1.8% CAGR recorded for 2000-2014. And after this morning’s punk GDP report in which growth stayed above the flat-line…

AMERIKA: US Prisons House More Inmates Than Stalin’s Gulags

Source  – ussia-insider.com – “Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today,” writes the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik. “Over all, there are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ in America – more than 6 million – than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height.” Is this…

AMERIKA: Private Prisons Can Sue States For Not Having Enough Prisoners

Source – americansperspective.com – In America, most prisons are owned by private corporations. Private corporations like to make money. Lots of money. Empty prison beds do not make money, so many states are being urged into contracts with the prisons, pledging to keep the prison anywhere from 70% to 97% full, at all times. So…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Who is Responsible for the Economic Collapse in the US? – By Grete Mautner

Source – journal-neo.org – “…The American Thinker is predicting an abrupt rise in political violence in the United States, while arguing that wars begin when, in a major crisis, no peaceful solution can be found. Americans are at or near that point. Unfortunately, most people are not going to acknowledge the truth until it is too…

CORPRO FASCISM: The Prison Industry in the United States, Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?

Source – desultoryheroics.com – “…Ninety-seven percent of 125,000 federal inmates have been convicted of non-violent crimes. It is believed that more than half of the 623,000 inmates in municipal or county jails are innocent of the crimes they are accused of. Of these, the majority are awaiting trial. Two-thirds of the one million state prisoners…

CORPRO-FASCISM: Engineering War, The US Used to Make Bullets to Fight Wars – Now They Make Wars to Sell Bullets

Source – whatreallyhappened.com  – The US has been at war some 222 years of its 239 year existence, which is 93% of the time. We have the most powerful military in the world, bigger and more powerful than the next 14 countries combined, most of which are our allies. (Graph): Wars are created as a…

AMERIKA: What’s Really Behind Trump’s “7 Countries” Ban?, Does He Want to Keep Out Muslims, Or the CIA’s Irregular Warriors? – By Scott Creighton

Source – stuartjeannebramhall.com – “…Lets forget for a second that the fake left is going ballistic over Trump’s banning of people supposedly from those countries (when he doesn’t actually mention them by name in his order) while they have been quiet as little church mice as their hero, ObamaGod, bombed every one of them… and…