The government is coming for your Bitcoin – “The same day Bitcoin cracked its all-time high above $11,000, the government dealt its first blow to the crypto world… On Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco ordered the popular Bitcoin exchange, Coinbase, to provide the IRS with information on over 14,000 account holders. Every transaction that you make in Bitcoin is potentially a taxable event. – Simon Black
The Path to Impeachment – “What constitutes an impeachable offense? The case for impeachment now becomes clear: prosecutors will attempt to prove that Trump made contact with the Russians in violation of the Logan Act, which forbids private citizens from dealing in matters of state with foreign governments.” – Charles Hugh Smith
Expect Desperate and Insane Behavior From Government in 2018 (Part 1) – “Being a global empire in decline, the U.S. power structure has the most to lose, making it particularly vulnerable to such panic. I suspect forces within the U.S. government are likely to engage in various attempts to reestablish authority via desperate and authoritarian moves as 2018 unfolds.” – Michael Krieger
Poison the Planet – “Afghanistan can’t shoot back. North Korea now can. Trump has put the US on a path to war in the Korean Peninsula that few want, neoconservatives and crazies aside, and that could poison the entire planet.” – Eric Margolis
ABC Makes “Epic Mistake”, Retracts Bombshell Flynn Story – “ABC News issued a ‘clarification’ to their bombshell Flynn report that not only negates the entire story but provides President Trump with another round of ammunition to fire against the ‘fake news’ media.”
The Scalp-Taking of Gen. Flynn – “Russia-gate enthusiasts are thrilled over the guilty plea of President Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI about pre-inauguration conversations with the Russian ambassador, but the case should alarm true civil libertarians. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen Michael Flynn at a campaign rally for Donald Trump at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Oct. 29, 2016. (Flickr Gage Skidmore) What is arguably most disturbing about this case is that then-National Security Adviser Flynn was pushed into a perjury trap by Obama administration holdovers at the Justice Department who concocted an unorthodox legal rationale for subjecting Flynn to an FBI interrogation four days after he took office, testing Flynn’s recollection of the conversations while the FBI agents had transcripts of the calls intercepted by the National Security Agency.’ – Robert Parry
Protect the Flock with a Glock – “Well, the Devil is coming to church and it is high time for the MEN in the church to decide if they are going to answer the call to defend their neighbors. “There is a time to kill,” the book of Ecclesiastes tells us. Am I the only one who thinks it is about time to fight back? I don’t condone offensive wars. It is not our call to randomly kill…to go on the offensive and start shooting everyone we disagree with. But it also is not the time to cower sheepishly in the corner while the wolf ravages the flock.” – Dave Daubenmire – GOOD POINTS!!!!!!!!
The Lunatic Technocracy to Introduce Truth Algorithms for Us – “The lunatics are set loose. Nobody is watching the asylum. And soon the sanitarium gates will burst open into the world population. Yes, I am talking about America the lunatic pen. Google, the disorderly orderly of the digital wing of the nut house, now has free reign. Read to the end, and the disjointed chaos caused when natural selection goes wrong.” – Phil Butler – GOOD ARTICLE FROM PHIL!!!!!!!
Wisconsin Just Quietly Disobeyed the Feds to Legalize Hemp Farming Again – “Wisconsin just quietly passed a bill that will allow farmers in the state to grow industrial hemp which will inevitably lead to economic growth and a hemp revolution.” – Matt Agorist
Silver Ready To Take Off? – “I have based my prediction on gold and silver moving to much higher ground over the course of 2018 and 2019 because the person that oversees the lever pulling and button pushing that manipulates the “market” says they are going higher.” – Rory Hall
VERSE FOR THE DAY
Ecclesiastes 3:3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
IMAGE FOR THE DAY