• On ObamaCare, Is There One Set of Rules for Congress and Another for Citizens?


    Members of Congress, congressional staff, and their dependents are now in their third year of receiving health coverage through the Exchange the District of Columbia established for small businesses under the Affordable Care Act. Newly discovered documents illustrate how government officials broke numerous laws to make that happen—laws that apply to you and me, but apparently not to Congress.

    Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that unnamed officials who administer benefits for Congress made clearly false statements when they originally applied to have the House and Senate participate in D.C.’s “SHOP” Exchange for 2014. Notably, they claimed the 435-member House had only 45 members and 45 staffers, while the 100-member Senate had only 45 employees total. READ MORE...

  • U.S. Economy 2016: 3 Classic Recession Signals Are Flashing Red


    Those that were hoping for an “economic renaissance” in the United States got some more bad news this week.  It turns out that the U.S. economy is in significantly worse shape than the experts were projecting.  Retail sales unexpectedly declined in March, total business sales have fallen again, and the inventory to sales ratio has hit the highest level since the last financial crisis.  When you add these three classic recession signals to the 19 troubling numbers about the U.S. economy that I wrote about last week, it paints a very disturbing picture.  Virtually all of the signs that we would expect to pop up during the early chapters of a major economic crisis have now appeared, and yet most Americans still appear to be clueless about what is happening. READ MORE...

  • The Perils of Innovation


    Over at Aeon mag, Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell write that “innovation” is something we’ve blown out of proportion:

    … Contemporary discourse treats innovation as a positive value in itself, when it is not. Entire societies have come to talk about innovation as if it were an inherently desirable value, like love, fraternity, courage, beauty, dignity, or responsibility. Innovation-speak worships at the altar of change, but it rarely asks who benefits, to what end?

    One consequence of our obsession with innovation is that we constantly create new things, rather than maintaining and treasuring old ones—and often become wrapped up in consumerism, rather than in care. READ MORE...

  • The Perils of Innovation


    Over at Aeon mag, Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell write that “innovation” is something we’ve blown out of proportion:

    … Contemporary discourse treats innovation as a positive value in itself, when it is not. Entire societies have come to talk about innovation as if it were an inherently desirable value, like love, fraternity, courage, beauty, dignity, or responsibility. Innovation-speak worships at the altar of change, but it rarely asks who benefits, to what end?

    One consequence of our obsession with innovation is that we constantly create new things, rather than maintaining and treasuring old ones—and often become wrapped up in consumerism, rather than in care. READ MORE...

  • If You’re So Upset That Your Child’s School Promotes the LGBTQ ‘Day of Silence’ on Friday, Why Do You Keep Sending Them There?


    So here comes this year’s Day of Silence as sponsored by the anti-Christian sexual chaos crowd, which will be supported by scads (and eventually allState-run Temples of satanic “education,” where millions and millions of little boys and girls are freely shipped by professing Christian parents each weekday for immersion in an approach to life and knowledge first pitched by the serpent in Genesis 3.

    And each year as this Day of Silence approaches, we hear anything but silence from truckloads of “shocked,” “horrified,” and “outraged” professing Christian parents who just can’t believe (!!!) what the public schools are doing to their precious little cherubs. READ MORE...

  • The Pentagon’s Counter-Zombie Martial Law Plan: ‘Concentrate Firepower to the Head’


    What level of hell is in the process of descending upon this earth?

    The twisted mind of strategic thinking must consider all contingencies, and prepare to defend against it.

    And whether it seems like a joke or not, the Pentagon has a document preparing its forces for the remote possibility – or perhaps imminent cult film future pre-programmed through the media – of an all-out Zombie apocalypse.

    Foreign Policy reports:

    The U.S. military has always been the one place in government with a plan, forever in preparation mode and ready to yank a blueprint off the shelf for almost any contingency. READ MORE...

  • The Pentagon’s Counter-Zombie Martial Law Plan: ‘Concentrate Firepower to the Head’


    What level of hell is in the process of descending upon this earth?

    The twisted mind of strategic thinking must consider all contingencies, and prepare to defend against it.

    And whether it seems like a joke or not, the Pentagon has a document preparing its forces for the remote possibility – or perhaps imminent cult film future pre-programmed through the media – of an all-out Zombie apocalypse.

    Foreign Policy reports:

    The U.S. military has always been the one place in government with a plan, forever in preparation mode and ready to yank a blueprint off the shelf for almost any contingency. READ MORE...