The High Cost of Housing is Caused by the Government

If you call this “capitalism” then what is your solution?
More capitalism?
 
Because this was all caused by government and regulatory capture by moneyed interests.
 
Does anyone believe more government is going to fix the problems already caused by the government?
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Costly Mistakes: How Bad Policies Raise the Cost of Living

www.heritage.org November 23, 2015
Government policy mistakes raise the prices of the things that Americans buy. An average American household can expect to pay an extra $4,440 each year thanks to just 12 such policy mistakes that have large costs and few benefits.

Local, state, and federal governments are all guilty of enforcing costly laws and regulations. At the federal level, the biggest costs come from vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, which cost consumers $55 billion a year, and the requirement to use corn-based ethanol in gasoline, which costs $31 billion per year. Occupational licensure at the state level costs consumers $127 billion per year. Local land-use restrictions drive up the cost of housing by $209 billion per year.

The Verdict Is In: Land Use Regulations Increase Housing Costs

The academic literature has by now grown so overwhelming that certain conclusions can’t be ignored. There have been dozens of studies in recent decades, from liberal, conservative and non-partisan organizations, arriving at the same verdict: land-use regulations increase housing prices. The footnotes of the White House report linked to several of these studies. There have also been efforts to compile them by housing-focused economists such as the Mercatus Center’s Sandy Ikeda and Emily Hamilton, and Cato’s Randal O’Toole. Below is my own list of the highlights, which borrows from their previous efforts.
 

How the Government Hides Inflation, as Housing Costs Soar

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Causes of the United States housing bubble

Observers and analysts have attributed the reasons for the 2001–2006 housing bubble and its 2007–10 collapse in the United States to “everyone from home buyers to Wall Street, mortgage brokers to Alan Greenspan“.[3] Other factors that are named include “Mortgage underwriters, investment banks, rating agencies, and investors”,[4] “low mortgage interest rates, low short-term interest rates, relaxed standards for mortgage loans, and irrational exuberance[5] Politicians in both the Democratic and Republican political parties have been cited for “pushing to keep derivatives unregulated” and “with rare exceptions” giving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac “unwavering support”.[6]

Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causes_of_the_United_States_housing_bubble

 

How Housing Policy Is Failing America’s Poor

Created by Congress in 1974, the “Section 8” Housing Choice Voucher Program was supposed to help families move out of broken urban neighborhoods to places where they could live without the constant threat of violence and their kids could attend good schools.
But somewhere along the way, “Section 8” became a colloquialism for housing that is, to many, indistinguishable from the public-housing properties the program was designed to help families escape.
 

How Affordable Housing Policies Backfire

Affordable housing policies have a long history of hurting the very people they are said to help. Past decades’ practices of building Corbusian public housing that concentrates low-income people in environments that support crime or pursuing “slum clearance” to eliminate housing deemed to be substandard have largely been abandoned by housing affordability advocates for the obvious harm that they cause stated beneficiaries. While rent control remains an important feature of the housing market in New York and San Francisco, even Bill de Blasio’s deputy mayor acknowledges the negative consequences of strong rent control policiesIn the U.S. and abroad, politicians and pundits are beginning to vocalize the fact that maintaining and improving housing affordability requires housing supply to increase in response to demand increases.

While support for older housing affordability policies has dissipated, the same isn’t true of inclusionary zoning.  From New York to California, housing affordability advocates tout IZ as a cornerstone of successful housing policy. IZ has emerged as the affordable housing policy of choice because it has the benefit of supporting socioeconomic diversity, and its costs are opaque and dispersed over many people. However, IZ has several key downsides including these hidden costs and a failure to meaningfully address housing affordability for a significant number of people. Shaila Dewan of the New York Times captures the strangeness of IZ’s popularity

Read More: http://marketurbanism.com/2014/05/29/how-affordable-housing-policies-backfire/

 

The Hidden Cost of Regulation

The Federal Register is the document that compiles all the federal rules and regulations that businesses are required to comply with. As of 2010 the Federal Register was 81,405 pages long. Federal regulations serve as a hidden tax on the economy. Costs imposed by regulation do not end up on any Federal budget, nor do they add to the national deficit. However, 81,405 pages of regulations strain the economy by creating huge costs that business are obligated to meet.

It is not just large corporations but the entire economy that ends up bearing the cost of regulation. Complying with regulations is not cheap. The cost of complying with federal regulation increases businesses’ expenses by billions of dollars every year. Some of the compliance cost associated with federal regulation comes out of businesses’ profits, but much of the costs are passed down to consumers in form of higher prices. Compliance costs associated with regulations cut into businesses’ profits, while higher prices increase the day to day expenses of all consumers. Because regulations create artificial costs that must be paid by both producers and consumers, they cost the economy money and act as a drag on economic growth.

CIA and FBI Corruption Past, Present, and Future

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8 Historic Cases That Show the FBI and CIA Were Out of Control Long Before Russiagate

Foundation for Economic Freedom,
March 25, 2019

Government bureaucrats were out of control long before the 2016 presidential election.

Unlike some more seasoned media, conservatives have appeared genuinely shocked by revelations of the Trump-Russia saga: abuse of FISA warrants, classified leaksfrom top FBI brass,corruption, campaign moles, and an apparent plot to remove an elected president through undemocratic (and likely extra-constitutional) means.

These revelations are unique in that they have become highly public and involve a sitting president. However, an examination of the history of US intelligence agencies reveals government bureaucrats were out of control long before the 2016 presidential election.

It’s no secret that the US government sought to assassinate Fidel Castro for years. Less well known, however, was that part of their regime-change plot included a plan to blow up Miami and sinking a boat-full of innocent Cubans.

The plan, which was revealed in 2017 when the National Archives declassified 2,800 documents from the JFK era, was a collaborative effort that included the CIA, the State Department, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies that sought to brainstorm strategies to topple Castro and sow unrest within Cuba. One of those plans included Operation Northwoods, submitted to the CIA by General Lyman Lemnitzer on behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It summarized nine “pretexts” the CIA and US government could employ to justify military intervention in Cuba. One of the official CIA documents shows officials musing about staging a terror campaign (“real or simulated”) and blaming it on Cuban refugees.

“We could develop a Cuban Communist terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,” the Operation Mongoose document says.

Read More: https://fee.org/articles/8-historic-cases-that-show-the-fbi-and-cia-were-out-of-control-long-before-russiagate/

Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance Between the Vatican, the CIA and the Mafia: Overview of the book by Paul L. Williams

Antony C. Black Published on Apr, 6, 2019

On Aug. 2, 1980 a massive explosion ripped apart the main waiting room of the Bologna railway station. Eighty-five people were killed and hundreds more injured. Though at first blamed on Italy’s legendary urban guerrillas, The Red Brigades, it soon emerged that the attack had, in fact, originated from within the ‘deep state’ of the Italian government itself.

The full nature of this secret parallel state would only come to light a decade later when the Italian premier, Giulio Andreotti, under questioning from a special commission of inquiry, revealed the existence of arms caches stashed all around the country and which were at the disposal of an organization which later came to be identified as ‘Gladio’.

The members of this group turned out to include not only hundreds of far-right figures in the intelligence, military, government, media, Church and corporate sectors, but a motley assortment of unreconstructed WW2 fascists, psychopaths and criminal underworld types to boot. And despite Andreotti’s attempts to airbrush the group as ‘patriots’ it appeared evident to much of the rest of the Italian polity that these seemed rather more like pretty bad folk indeed. Little did they know. Follow-up research by the likes of Daniele Ganser, Claudio Celani, Jurgen Roth and Henrik Kruger traced connections to similar groups spread throughout Europe of which all were found to be deep state terrorist organizations, and all of which were found, ultimately, to be subservient unto the highest levels of the CIA and NATO command structures.

Read More: https://off-guardian.org/2019/04/06/operation-gladio-the-unholy-alliance/

CIA IS TURNING REFUGEE CAMPS IN EASTERN SYRIA INTO ISIS HOTBEDS

Southfront.org 13.03.2019

The CIA is conspiring with ISIS commanders in northeastern Syria supplying them with fake documents and then transferring them to Iraq, according to reports in Turkish pro-government media.

About 2,000 ISIS members were questioned in the areas of Kesra, Buseira, al-Omar and Suwayr in Deir Ezzor province and at least 140 of them then received fake documents. Some of the questioned terrorists were then moved to the camps of al-Hol, Hasakah and Rukban, which are controlled by US-backed forces. The CIA also reportedly created a special facility near Abu Khashab with the same purpose.

Israeli, French and British special services are reportedly involved.

Read More: https://southfront.org/cia-is-turning-refugee-camps-into-hotbeds-of-isis-cells-in-eastern-syria/

The Drug War is all About Government and Police Profits

Drug War

The government works with criminal organizations to pump drugs into this country.

That’s why drugs are illegal, so the government can profit from their sale and profit from their confiscation.

The drug war is a dangerous racket that ruins lives.

Alabama Cops Raided Their House, Seized Their Cash, and Ruined Their Lives Over $50 of Marijuana

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On January 31, 2018, a Randolph County sheriff’s deputy showed up at the home of Greg and Teresa Almond in Woodland, Alabama, to serve Greg court papers in a civil matter.

Greg, 50, wasn’t home, but his wife Teresa told the deputy he would be back before long. About two hours later, after Greg had returned home, he heard loud knocking on the door. He remembers shouting “hang on” and walking toward the door when it suddenly flew open. The next thing he knew he was on the floor—ears ringing, dazed, wondering if he’d just been shot.

Several deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department had kicked in his front door and thrown a flashbang grenade at his feet. The officers handcuffed and detained the couple at gunpoint, then started searching their house. The deputy from earlier had reportedly smelled marijuana, and so a county drug task force was descending on the Almonds’ home, looking for illegal drugs.

“I’m confused, I feel violated, I’m thinking the people who are supposed to serve and protect you basically just threw a bomb in my lap,” Greg recalls.

One may wonder what sort of dangerous criminal enterprise the Almonds were running to warrant such a display of force. The total drug haul for the Randolph County narcotics unit that day: a small amount of marijuana worth $50 or less, which the Almonds’ 27-year-old son later claimed ownership of, and one Lunesta sleeping pill found outside of a prescription bottle with Greg Almond’s name on it.

The Almonds now face misdemeanor charges for 2nd degree possession of marijuana for personal use and possession of drug paraphernalia (a glass pipe). But that’s among the least of their troubles.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department also seized thousands of dollars in cash and valuables from the family, through civil asset forfeiture. Greg Almond says that as a result of the raid and seizures, their business was ruined, they lost their house, their reputation was tarnished, and their ability to earn a living has been practically destroyed.

Read More: https://reason.com/2019/04/12/alabama-cops-raided-their-house-seized-t

The drugs eating this country alive are opiates and painkillers, grown in Afghanistan under watch of the US military, refined in China, and pumped into America by international criminal gangs, including International Banking and US Government agencies like the DEA and CIA.

The so-called war on drugs, is a war on the people. They want to destabilize America and profit from the chaos.

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs

As the violence spread, billions of dollars of cartel cash began to seep into the global financial system. But a special investigation by the Observer reveals how the increasingly frantic warnings of one London whistleblower were ignored

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/apr/03/us-bank-mexico-drug-gangs

U.S. Government and Top Mexican Drug Cartel Exposed as Partners

For over a decade, under multiple administrations, the U.S. government had a secret agreement with the ruthless Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to operate with impunity, an in-depth investigation by a leading Mexican newspaper confirmed this week. In exchange for information and assistance in quashing competing criminal syndicates, the Bush and Obama administrations let the Sinaloa cartel import tons of drugs into the United States while wiping out Sinaloa competitors and ensuring that its leaders would not be prosecuted for their long list of major crimes. Other revelations also point strongly to massive but clandestine U.S. government involvement in drug trafficking.

https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/north-america/item/17396-u-s-government-and-top-mexican-drug-cartel-exposed-as-partners

The drug war waged on citizens by police, for revenue, has nothing to do with helping people or ending the drug problem.

A little green plant isn’t hurting anyone, but police are ruining lives by enforcing extortion against powerless, poor and helpless fellow citizens and making money for the real criminals.

Stealing from the Citizenry: How Government Goons Use Civil Asset Forfeiture to Rob Us Blind

In modern-day America, greedy government goons steal from the innocent to give to the corrupt under court- and legislature-sanctioned schemes called civil asset forfeiture. In fact, according to The Washington Post, “law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did.”

This is how the American police state continues to get rich: by stealing from the citizenry.

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/stealing_from_the_citizenry_how_government_goons_use_civil_asset_forfeiture

Google and the Obama Administration

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Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House

By Brody Mullins

WASHINGTON—As the federal government was wrapping up its antitrust investigation of Google Inc., company executives had a flurry of meetings with top officials at the White House and Federal Trade Commission, the agency running the probe.

Google co-founder Larry Page met with FTC officials to discuss settlement talks, according to visitor logs and emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt met with Pete Rouse, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, in the White House.

Lifting the covers on ‘Obamoogle’

An antitrust probe went away while Google snuggled with Obama

– Monday, March 30, 2015

During this past week as we’ve been swamped with bad news pouring out of every corner of the globe, it wouldn’t be surprising if you missed one of the more shocking revelations about White House actions that would make even Richard Nixon blush.

The Wall Street Journal revealed that it had obtained a 2012 Federal Trade Commission report detailing the closeness of Google and the Obama administration while the FTC was engaging in an antitrust investigation of the Internet giant.

It’s usually the case that you get more interesting information when the details were supposed to remain secret, and that’s the case here. The FTC, responding to an open-records request, accidentally sent 160 pages of a private 2012 report to the The Wall Street Journal, detailing their antitrust investigation into Google.

What was disclosed paints a picture of unusual activity between the White HouseGoogle and the FTC while the antitrust investigation was being conducted. Ultimately, the FTC staff recommended bringing a lawsuit against Google on antitrust grounds. Despite this, the commission voted 5-0 against charges.

Read More: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/30/tammy-bruce-obamagoogle-connection/

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Google’s Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House, in Two Charts

April 22 2016

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA announced his support last week for a Federal Communications Commission plan to open the market for cable set-top boxes — a big win for consumers, but also for Google — the cable and telecommunications giants who used to have a near-stranglehold on tech policy were furious. AT&T chief lobbyist Jim Cicconi lashed out at what he called White House intervention on behalf of “the Google proposal.”

He’s hardly the first to suggest that the Obama administration has become too close to the Silicon Valley juggernaut.

Over the past seven years, Google has created a remarkable partnership with the Obama White House, providing expertise, services, advice, and personnel for vital government projects.

Precisely how much influence this buys Google isn’t always clear. But consider that over in the European Union, Google is now facing two major antitrust charges for abusing its dominance in mobile operating systems and search. By contrast, in the U.S., a strong case to sanction Google was quashed by a presidentially appointed commission.

It’s a relationship that bears watching. “Americans know surprisingly little about what Google wants and gets from our government,” said Anne Weismann, executive director of Campaign for Accountability, a nonprofit watchdog organization. Seeking to change that, Weismann’s group is spearheading a data transparency project about Google’s interactions in Washington.

Read More: https://theintercept.com/2016/04/22/googles-remarkably-close-relationship-with-the-obama-white-house-in-two-charts/

 

Police SWAT Raid Home and Take Children Because Unvaccinated Child Had a Fever

Unvaccinated Children Torn From Parents in Horrifying Late Night SWAT Raid

By Dagny Taggart

On February 25, a pregnant mother took her 2-year-old son to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine clinic in Tempe, Arizona because he had a fever of over 100. The doctor instructed the mother to take him to the emergency room because he is unvaccinated and she feared he could have meningitis.

The doctor called the emergency room at Banner Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa to let them know the boy would be arriving.

But after leaving the doctor’s office, the boy showed signs of improvement. He was laughing and playing with his siblings, and his temperature moved closer to normal. Around 6:30 pm, the mother called the doctor to let her know the toddler no longer had a fever and she would not be taking him to the emergency room.

In Arizona, parents may decline vaccinations for their child based on personal, religious, or medical exemptions, but the mother was still concerned that the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) would come after her. One can’t blame her for being afraid, as unvaccinated families have been targets of dystopian crackdowns and witch hunts of late.

The doctor assured her DCS would not come after her. According to police records, the mother then agreed to take her son to the hospital.

This is when things took a particularly nasty turn, reports AZCentral

Read More: https://www.theorganicprepper.com/unvaccinated-children-torn-from-parents-in-horrifying-late-night-swat-raid/

SWAT Team Raids Home of Sick Child Because Doctor Was Concerned About 100 Degree Fever

The topic of unvaccinated children has sparked a national debate as recent outbreaks of diseases once thought to have been eradicated have put a new focus on the controversial practice. Unvaccinated children are being barred from entering school and attending events in other public places. But should the government get involved in this matter?

Child Protective Service Created A Gestapo Police State

…The Gestapo power that the state now wields over parents is a creation of “child advocates” who believe that it is the function of government to protect children from parents.  One consequence has been to erode parental control and to effectively end it in the case of rebellious children who respond to punishment by calling CPS and reporting their parents.   CPS has powerful incentives to seize children as it justifies the agency’s existance and brings a federal payment for each child seized. 

There are reports that many of the seized children end up in the hands of pedophiles, but governments seldom want to hear that they are doing harm rather than good.

Why has child safety changed so much over my lifetime that children need a police agency to protect them?  Why could I and my 5 year old classmates walk alone to our neighborhood schools, for example, but such a thing is unthinkable today.  Could the destruction of homogenuous neighborhoods by “diversity” have anything to do with it? Could the redefinition of the parental control of my day as child abuse have anything to do with it?  Could all the forces that have broken up the family have anything to do with it?  When I grew up children had parents, two sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins all in the same geographical area.  There was tremendous support for marriages and children.  Divorce was rare compared to today.  Families went to church, an important mission of which was to inculcate and reinforce moral and ethical standards of behavior.  The father’s income was enough to support the family, so mothers were at home to provide child and household services.  Today both parents have to work.

Read More: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/03/29/child-protective-service-created-a-gestapo-police-state/

Soros’ Involvement in Chicago Politics and the Jussie Smollett Case

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A Look At The ‘Dark Money’ Behind Kim Foxx’s States Attorney Campaign

By Sam Stecklow in News on Mar 10, 2016 9:00PM

Kim Foxx has also found two other sources of cash, in the form of twin $300,000 donations to a Super PAC supporting her called Illinois Safety & Justice. The sole donors to the PAC are neoliberal superdonor and conservative-boogeyman George Soros and a “dark-money” group called Civic Participation Action Fund. A Super PAC is a fundraising group, created by the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United decision, that can raise as much money as they want for any candidate or cause—as long as they don’t coordinate on any level with political campaigns, which have much smaller campaign limits.

Soros is a notorious liberal donor—he dropped $20 million on the 2004 election, and recently donated $8 million to a leading pro-Hillary Super PAC, as well as put up $5 million to increase Latino voter turnout. But according to Illinois Sunshine, a database of State Election Board filings maintained by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, this marks the first time Soros has entered into a political race in Illinois—ever. (Though he has been intervening in local District/State’s Attorney’s races with increasing regularity, donating over $400,000 in a Caddo Parish, Louisiananearly the same amount in Mississippi last year alone.)

Soros’s presence in this race “really speaks to fact that Super PACs have become very influential in Illinois races, especially this cycle,” according to Sarah Brune, the executive director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform. A request for comment to Soros’s Open Society Foundations went unreturned by press time.

Read More: https://chicagoist.com/2016/03/10/kim_foxx_funding.php

George Soros Spent $408k on Kim Foxx, Prosecutor in Jussie Smollett Case

JOEL B. POLLAK

Left-wing billionaire mega-donor George Soros donated $408,000 in 2016 to a super PAC that supported Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, whose office prosecuted — and dropped — the Jussie Smollett case.

In a shock announcement Tuesday, prosecutors dropped all 16 felony charges against the left-wing Hollywood actor, whom police had accused of faking a hate crime in January that he blamed on racist, homophobic white Trump supporters.

Foxx had formally recused herself from the case in February because she had spoken with Smollett’s family. (Update: Prosecutors said Wednesday that Foxx never formally recused herself.) The Chicago Tribune later reported that Foxx had asked police to turn the case over to the FBI after an intervention by Tina Tchen, a former chief of staff for former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Read More: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/26/george-soros-donated-408k-to-kim-foxx-prosecutor-who-let-jussie-smollett-walk/#

Lyme Disease as Modern Biological Warfare Being Covered-Up by Modern Medicine

Lupus. Rheumatoid arthritis. Polymyalgia rheumatica. Polymyositis/dermatomyositis. CFIDS. Fibromyalgia. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Bipolar d/o. ADHD. Autism. Chronic EBV. Schizoaffective d/o. Multiple Sclerosis. CIDP. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Alzheimer s disease. Parkinson s Disease. Thyroid disease. Addison s disease. Hyperparathyroidism. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Menopause.

Patrick Jordan & Annette | Weaponized Ticks, Lyme Disease, & The Medical Machine

Today on THC, Patrick Jordan returns to talk about his latest research into the darkside of the medical machine. He’s joined by Annette, a member of Patrick’s research team, loosely called The Little Red Hens. Being someone who has dealt with a litany of medical issues, Annette has been in prime position to test out much of their research and treatment protocols firsthand, and is having some very positive results.

A conspiracy around ticks and Lyme disease has been suspected for some time, but the magnitude of Patrick & Annette’s findings suggested an unprecedented scope.

While investigating Annie’s health conditions both she and Patrick discovered a Continuum where many pharmaceutical drugs are immunosuppressive, that many conditions like MS, ALS, and Lupus have a direct link with Lyme Disease, and that all of these facts are known yet covered up at the highest levels because they are the direct results of weapons of war. The insights that Annie and Patrick uncovered under the sole motivation of getting her well, break down all illusions of mainstream and alternative medicine and re-orders all of what has been historically taught about health and disease.

Patrick’s work can be found at VaccineFraud.com.

His website was named such because there are no statutes of limitation for fraud and murder and he maintains that vaccines are a fraud that uses biological weapons to commit murder. He has authored 2 transcriptions of Edgar Crookshank’s 1889 History and Pathology of Vaccination that prove this contention. His other 14 books on original topics based on meta-analysis and synthesis fill in the blanks left by our incompetent ancestors who either neglected or refused or didn’t know what to teach us. Patrick has developed the concept of Continuum Thinking that takes all known facts to relate them back to the original starting place by completing a full circuit with all other known facts. This Big Picture view of what he calls the Master Template allows the researcher and experimenter practical control of the world around us. No longer will anyone be bound by dialectic or rigid thinking indoctrinated into us by schooling. Knowledge is power. Continuum is Wisdom. Now we are the Masters of our own Destiny.

Read More: https://www.thehighersidechatsplus.com/patrick-jordan-annette-weaponized-ticks-lyme-disease-the-medical-machine/

The Officially Ignored Link Between Lyme Disease and Plum Island

Published on Sep 9, 2017

Sadly, this is just scratching the surface… another rabbit hole. It’s heartbreaking to read people’s stories about how much they suffer from Lyme and how their allopathic docs don’t believe them and won’t do anything for Lyme (including test for it).

Under Our Skin – Extended Trailer

In the 1970s, a mysterious and deadly illness began infecting children in a small town in Connecticut. Today it’s a global epidemic. A real-life thriller, this Academy Award semifinalist exposes the controversy surrounding the growing and hidden epidemic of Lyme disease. Information and DVD sales: http://www.underourskin.com

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The Biology of Lyme Disease: An Expert’s Perspective (Part 1 of 3)

This is a 30 minute video with Dr. Alan MacDonald, a retired M.D. and board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. This revealing interview from May 2013 (1 of 3) covers many of the controversies associated with Lyme disease: – Chronic lyme disease; – Alzheimer’s and Lyme disease: microscopy and culturing brain tissue; – How Borrelia changes and survives within the human host; – The many strains and variations in Borrelia, how this relates to flawed testing. The complete interview is available from The Arthroplasty Patient Foundation. Contribute an any-sized donation (more if outside the U.S.) at this link: http://www.arthropatient.org/about/do…

Dr Alan MacDonald, Borrelia Disease, Acute and Chronic Part 2 January 2015

Dr Alan Macdonald’s presentation to UK Parliament on Lyme Disease January 2015. Part 2

Dr. Alan MacDonald- Pathologist Lyme Disease Expert – Part III

This is a 30 minute video with Dr. Alan MacDonald, a retired M.D. and board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. This revealing interview from May 2013 (part 3 of 3) covers many misunderstandings associated with Lyme disease:

  • Biofilm communities
  • Herxheimer reactions
  • Failed therapy vs. Doctor failure
  • Better terms for Lyme disease
  • How Lyme was named and actual discoverer
  • Four points of the Steere compass
  • Multiple co-infections
  • Complexity and adaptability of borrelia DNA
  • Importance of CME for competency
  • Globalization of Lyme disease
  • Treatment options
  • Biofilm infections and endocarditis

The complete interview is available on DVD from The Arthroplasty Patient Foundation. Please offer an any-sized, tax deductible donation at this link: http://www.arthropatient.org/about/do… Our specific library of current intelligence on biofilms: http://www.biofilmcommunity.org/ Our documentary on biofilms, Why Am I Still Sick, now available in French, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese: http://www.whyamistillsick.com/

Open Borders Immigration: US Government Caught Working with Mexican Cartels

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U.S. Government and Top Mexican Drug Cartel Exposed as Partners

 January 14, 2014

For over a decade, under multiple administrations, the U.S. government had a secret agreement with the ruthless Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to operate with impunity, an in-depth investigation by a leading Mexican newspaper confirmed this week. In exchange for information and assistance in quashing competing criminal syndicates, the Bush and Obama administrations let the Sinaloa cartel import tons of drugs into the United States while wiping out Sinaloa competitors and ensuring that its leaders would not be prosecuted for their long list of major crimes. Other revelations also point strongly to massive but clandestine U.S. government involvement in drug trafficking.

Relying on over 100 interviews with current and former government functionaries on both sides of the border, as well as official documents from the U.S. and Mexican governments, Mexico’s El Universal concluded that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the U.S. Justice Department had secretly worked with Mexican drug lords. The controversial conspiring led to increased violence across Mexico, where many tens of thousands have been murdered in recent years, the newspaper found after its year-long probe. The U.S. agents and their shady deals with Mexican drug lords even sparked what the paper called a “secret war” inside Mexico.

The newspaper’s investigation also confirmed long-held suspicions that U.S. authorities were signing secret agreements with Mexican drug cartels — especially Sinaloa, which CIA operatives have said was a favorite for use in achieving geo-political objectives. Supposedly without the knowledge or approval of officials in Mexico, ICE and DEA, with a green light from Washington, D.C., made deals with criminal bosses allowing them to avoid prosecution for a vast crime spree that has included mass murder, corruption, bribery, drug trafficking, extortion, and more. In exchange, cartel leaders simply had to help U.S. officials eliminate their competitors — certainly a win-win scenario for crime bosses who prefer to operate without competition or fear of prosecution.

As The New American first reported in early 2011, a high-ranking operative with the Sinaloa cartel had outlined elements of the criminal agreements with U.S. authorities in official court documents. “The government of the United States and its various agencies have a long history of providing benefits, permission, and immunity to criminals and their organizations to commit crimes, including murder, in exchange for receiving information against other criminals and other organizations,” trafficker Jesus Vicente “El Vicentillo” Zambada-Niebla argued in U.S. court filings cited by El UniversalThe New American has also reported extensively on the Zambada-Niebla case and what it reveals.

Experts quoted in the Mexican paper echoed other analysts who have spoken out in recent years, saying that the U.S. government scheming handed the Sinaloa cartel de facto status as the primary powerhouse. In fact, during the period when El Universal says the relationship between American officials and Sinaloa chieftains was most active — 2006 through 2012 — drug war-fueled violence in Mexico surged to unprecedented levels. There are numerous indications that despite official denials, top Mexican officials may have been aware of the schemes, or even involved in them.

Also part of the U.S. government deal with Sinaloa, analysts and Zambada-Niebla have said, was the Obama administration’s “Fast and Furious” gun-running program to arm Mexican cartels at U.S. taxpayer expense. Most recently, a whistleblower from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) said that U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, killed with a Fast and Furious gun, was murdered by criminals working for the FBI. “It is clear that some of the weapons were deliberately allowed by the FBI and other government representatives to end up in the hands of the Sinaloa Cartel,” stated a motion filed in U.S. court by Zambada-Niebla’s defense team, adding that the U.S. government has documents showing that the weapons were provided by authorities pursuant to the agreement with Sinaloa.

According to former officials and drug kingpins, the agreements between Sinaloa and Washington also allowed the criminal empire to ship multi-ton quantities of hard drugs across the border into the United States. In all, El Universal said there had been at least 50 meetings in Mexico between U.S. government agents and senior Sinaloa bosses, along with many more phone calls and e-mails. The criminal syndicate’s leaders “were given carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago and the rest of the United States and were also protected by the United States government from arrest and prosecution,” Zambada-Niebla’s court filings state, adding that the U.S. government has the documents proving it. “Indeed, United States government agents aided the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.”

Read More: https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/north-america/item/17396-u-s-government-and-top-mexican-drug-cartel-exposed-as-partners

The TSA: Another Tyrannical Agency of the Federal Government

TSA Not Sure if I should get molested or walk through the cancer machine frye

Shut Down the TSA!

 Ron Paul  February 4, 2019

…Airline security should be provided by airlines and airports. Private businesses, such as airlines, have an incentive to ensure their customers’ safety without treating them like criminal suspects or worse. Security personnel hired by, and accountable to, airlines would not force a nursing mother to drink her own breast milk or steal a stuffed lamb from a wheelchair-using three-year-old and subject the child to such an intensive screening that she cries “I don’t want to go to Disneyworld.” Those who claim that the TSA is necessary to keep us safe should consider that the Department of Homeland Security’s own studies show that TSA’s screenings and even the intrusive pat-downs are ineffective at discovering hidden guns, explosives, and other weapons….

…Because government operations are funded by coercive taxation rather than voluntary choices of consumers, federal officials cannot rely on the price system to inform them of whether they need to increase or decrease spending on airline security. In the private sector, businesses that charge more for security — or any other good or service — than individuals are willing to pay lose customers. Also, if businesses do not spend enough on security, people concerned about safety will be unwilling to use their services. Privatizing airline security is the only way to ensure that the “correct” amount of resources is being spent on airline safety.

In the 18 years since Congress created the TSA, the agency has proven itself incapable of providing real security, but more than capable of harrying Americans and wasting taxpayer dollars on security theater. Congress should permanently close the TSA and return responsibility for security to private businesses….

Read More: http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2019/february/04/shut-down-the-tsa/

After pointlessly groping countless Americans, the TSA is keeping a secret watchlist of those who fight back

…According to a confidential memo, any behavior that is “offensive and without legal justification” can land a traveler on the list, as can any “challenges to the safe and effective completion of screening.” Anyone who has ever “loitered” near a checkpoint could also make the list. So could any woman who pushes a screener’s hands away from her breasts.

The memo would be more accurate if it stated that anyone who fails to unquestioningly submit to all the TSA’s demands would be found guilty of insubordination. As an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, Hugh Handeyside, told the Washington Post, the policy gives the agency wide latitude to “blacklist people arbitrarily and essentially punish them for asserting their rights.” Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-New Jersey) expressed similar worry. “I am concerned about the civil-liberty implications of such a list,” she said.

The watchlist would seem less perilous if the TSA were not one of most incompetent agencies on Earth. After a series of undercover tests at multiple airports across the country, the Department of Homeland Security concluded last year that TSA officers and equipment had failed to detect mock threats roughly 80% of the time. (In Minneapolis, an undercover team succeeded in smuggling weapons and mock bombs past airport screeners 95% of the time.) An earlier DHS investigation found the TSA utterly unable to detect weapons, fake explosives and other contraband, regardless of how extensive its pat-downs were….

Read More: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-bovard-tsa-watchlist-20180528-story.html

Government is the Problem. Taxation is Theft.

The Government Using my Stolen Income to Study Quail on Cocaine

Government Spending Doesn’t Create Economic Growth

01/25/2019

The view that an increase in government outlays can contribute to economic growth gives the impression that the government has at its disposal a stock of real savings that employed in emergency.

Once a recessionary threat alleviated, the government may reduce its support by cutting the supply of real savings to the economy. All this implies that the government somehow can generate real wealth and employ it when it sees necessary.

Given that, the government is not a wealth generator, whenever it raises the pace of its outlays it has to lift the pace of the wealth diversion from the wealth-generating private sector.

Hence, the more the government plans to spend, the more wealth it is going to take from wealth generators. By diverting real wealth towards various non-productive activities, the increase in government outlays in fact undermines the process of wealth generation and weakens the economy’s growth over time.

Read More: https://mises.org/wire/government-spending-doesnt-create-economic-growth