Don’t Just Give Thanks. Pay Your Blessings Forward – “After all, how do you give thanks for freedoms that are constantly being eroded? How do you express gratitude for one’s safety when the perils posed by the American police state grow more treacherous by the day? How do you come together as a nation in thanksgiving when the powers-that-be continue to polarize and divide us into warring factions? With every passing day, the U.S. government more closely resembles an evil empire, governed by laws that are rash, unjust and unconstitutional; policed by government agents who are corrupt, hypocritical and abusive; a menace to its own people; and the antithesis of everything the founders hoped the government would be—a blessing to all the people. We’re not just dealing with misguided government officials run amok. This is evil disguised as bureaucracy.” – John W. Whitehead
The Illiberal World Order – “A political environment where you’re pressured to choose between some ridiculous binary of “we must remove Trump at all costs” or go gung-ho MAGA, is a rhinoceros generating machine. The only thing that happens when you channel your inner rhinoceros to defeat rhinoceroses, is you get more rhinoceroses. And that’s exactly what’s happening.” – Michael Krieger
Democracy Is the Ideal Distraction – “In a dictatorship, the leaders try to convince the people to support the dictatorship by claiming that more than 90% of the people voted for the dictator. But this is primitive thinking. It results in the same focused anti-leader sentiment that plagued the kings. Far better to have the people fail to recognise who their actual rulers are and focus on the candidates, who are mere bit players and are changed as needed. And, in a country where the illusion of democracy has become refined, the rulers come to understand that elections should not result in an overwhelming victory for one party or the other. Quite the opposite. If it can be arranged effectively, the best election is one that results in a 51% to 49% split.” – Jeff Thomas
Guns and Violence – “I say this: Let’s end the U.S. government’s drug war and the U.S. government’s killing spree abroad, and then let’s see what happens. I say that violence in America would plummet, which would then eliminate the excuse for gun control. Of course, maybe that’s why the gun-control crowd opposes that two-pronged solution to the problem. It would eliminate their excuse for gun control.” – Jacob G. Hornberger – GOOD ARTICLE FROM JACOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Surprise! MSM Spins OPCW Leak As Russian Disinfo – “The narrative that this oligarchic power alliance has once again deceived the world about yet another military intervention in yet another Middle Eastern nation would do serious damage to people’s trust in the imperial propaganda machine, so the story will be ignored for as long as possible and then attacked with extreme aggression when that fails.” – Caitlin Johnstone
Stay Strong, Go Long – Bulletproof Russia Becomes Contrarian Haven – “It’s a tough road being a contrarian on Russia. This is especially true today when the entirety of the U.S. and European political system is aligned to demonize Russia at nearly every level. And the main reason for this is that Russia under President Vladimir Putin refuses to do the West’s bidding both at home and abroad. The central tenet of U.S. foreign policy is that U.S. concerns, no matter where they are, are supreme and everyone else’s are subordinate. Russia under Putin doesn’t play that game. He hasn’t for nearly twenty years now” – Tom Luango
Is Macron Right? Is NATO, 70, Brain Dead? – “Under NATO, we are now committed to go to war for 28 nations. And the interventionists who took us into Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen want U.S. war guarantees extended to other nations even closer to Russia. One day, one of these war guarantees is going to be called upon, and we may find that the American people were unaware of that commitment” – Patrick J. Buchanan
Patriot Act on Steroids: Surveillance State Beyond Section 215 (VIDEO) – “While Constitution supporters are outraged about the latest extension of parts of the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act, there is much more that was permanent from day one. Everything from fusion centers and information sharing, to national security letters, TSA enhanced screening and the growth of facial recognition – all come from Patriot – and its successor.” – Tenth Amendment Center
The TRANSformation of America (VIDEO) with Corey Lynn – SGT Report – COREY WRITES EXCELLENT INVESTIGATIVE ARTICLES AT COREYDIGS.COM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Black Friday Is Coming, And 48 Million Americans Still Have Holiday Debt From Last Year – Michael Snyder – LET THE WALMART FIGHTS BEGIN OVER SOME PIECE OF UNNEEDED CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Intra-day Bankruptcy”: A 2008 Email from the Fed Provides Insight into Today’s Overnight Repo Scare – “There is one phrase on Wall Street that instills fright like no other – “intra-day bankruptcy” – especially if it’s describing a bankruptcy filing by a highly interconnected Wall Street firm.” – Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Corporate Executives Try to Assess Potential Impact of Tax Change Proposals – “Corporate tax chiefs are trying to assess the potential implications of a proposal for a new global tax system for consumer-facing businesses, an effort that is being complicated by what some companies describe as a lack of critical details.” – Nina Trentmann
VERSE FOR THE DAY
Isaiah 17:14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
IMAGE FOR THE DAY