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Fun on Friday: Dumb Politician Edition

When I was a kid, I thought people in elected offices were among the brightest and best. Then I grew up, started interacting with politicians and realized they are no smarter than anybody else. And in fact,  a lot of them are downright dumb.Well, I’ve got an Oklahoma lawmaker for you that fits neatly into the downright dumb category.Oklahoma state Rep. Merleyn Bell, a Democrat from Norman, wants to penalize people who use a successful private sector DUI prevention program to fund an...

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Several States Considering Bills to Repeal Taxes on Gold and Silver

Several state legislatures are considering bills that would repeal taxes on the sale of gold and silver.Fundamentally,  gold and silver are money. But most governments treat precious metals as a commodity. They don’t accept it as payment. Worse than that, they tax it. Think about the absurdity of this policy.Imagine if you asked a grocery clerk to break a $5 bill and he charged you a 35 cent tax. Silly, right? After all, you were only exchanging one form of money for another. But that’s...

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These Are The 12 Most Disaster-Prone States In America

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, No matter where you live, there’s always a possibility that a disaster might occur in any of the states. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires…Mother Nature can get you regardless of your location. And it isn’t just Mother Nature we have to worry about – things like chemical spills, terror attacks, and explosions can also create a disaster scenario. But, 12 states, in particular, are more disaster-prone than others and...

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Why Is An Appendectomy In The US 10 Times More Expensive Than An Appendectomy In Mexico?

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, This is what can happen when you go to a socialized healthcare system.  A lot of people out there believe that the United States has a free market healthcare system, but that is actually not true.  The percentage of the population that receives government-subsidized healthcare is rapidly approaching 50 percent, and the healthcare industry may be the most heavily regulated sector of the entire U.S. economy.  Every year the rules, red...

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Trump Reportedly Tells Erdogan US Will Cease Arming Syrian Kurds

Just after Putin hosted trilateral talks on Syria and the Middle East in Sochi involving Russia, Iran, and Turkey, President Trump spent part of his Friday after Thanksgiving on the phone with Turkey's Erdogan. While the two discussed Syria and other regional issues, it appears they broached the delicate and contentious topic of US support to Syrian Kurdish fighters (namely, the Kurdish YPG, which forms the core of the Syrian Democratic Forces). The call came amidst a flurry of diplomatic...

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John Whitehead Warns “Don’t Call The Cops If You’re Autistic, Deaf, Mentally Ill, Disabled, Or Old”

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don’t talk back to police officers, don’t even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don’t run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a fleeing criminal, don’t carry a cane lest it be mistaken for a gun, don’t expect privacy in public, don’t let your kids walk to the...

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The Permian Boom Is Coming To An End

Authored by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com, The pressure on shale drillers to throttle back on their aggressive drilling continues to crop up in new places, and there are growing signs that the Permian is slowing down. Shale companies spent just $5 billion on land deals in West Texas in the last six months, a fraction of the $35 billion spent in the prior nine-month period, according to the Houston Chronicle, citing Wood Mackenzie data. It’s the latest piece of evidence to suggest that...

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Gavekal On The Coming Clash Of Empires: Russia’s Role As A Global Game-Changer

Submitted by Charles and Louis-Vincent Gave of Gavekal Research Carthago Est Delenda “Carthage must be destroyed”. Cato the elder would conclude his speeches in the Roman Senate with the admonition that salt should be spread on the ruins of Rome’s rival. Listening to the US media over these summer holidays from Grand Lake, Oklahoma, it is hard to escape the conclusion that most of the American media, and US congress, feels the same way about Russia. Which is odd given that the Cold War...

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“We Can Barely Keep Up” – Prepper Panic-Buying Begins As WWIII Fears Grip America

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, As is often the case, most people wait until the last minute to prepare for the worst. As reported by CBS Detroit, one Army Surplus store owner reports that preparedness equipment is flying off the shelves: “We’ve been very busy. Unusually busy, I’d say,” Orr told WWJ’s Sandra McNeill. “It’s definitely an increase, just in selling all the normal prepper stuff, end of the world stuff. A lot of water prep stuff, food, MREs — the military meals.” And...

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Photos Of Aleppo Rising: Swimsuits, Concerts And Rebuilding In First Jihadi-Free Summer

When taxi and bus drivers take journalists into Syria via the Beirut-Damascus Highway these days, there's a common greeting that has become a kind of local tradition as the drivers pull into their Damascus area destinations. They confidently tell their passengers: "welcome to the real Syria." Local Syrians living in government areas are all too aware of how the outside world perceives the government and the cities under its control. After years of often deceptive imagery and footage produced...

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