History of Healthcare in America Shows Why Government is to Blame for Costs and Availability

healthcare in America

It’s government’s fault (after decades of lobbying and corporate campaign donations) that healthcare is unaffordable and requires insurance.

Because anything government touches with regulation and public money becomes exponentially expensive and loses quality and availability.

An economic history of the American health care system-Part 1

From the pre-Flexner era to the great depressionhttp://alertandoriented.com

“The American health care system was born in the 1910’s out of the so-called “Flexnerian reform” in medical education and the resulting licensing laws.
Prior to that time, medical care in the United States was essentially unregulated. Patients had complete freedom to obtain medical care from whomever they wished.”
 

An economic history of the American health care system – Part 2

From the Great Depression to the present time

http://alertandoriented.com

“Insurance programs benefited greatly from the federal Stabilization Act of 1942 which allowed companies facing scarce labor (during a time of price and wage control) to compete for this labor by offering health insurance benefits and by making those benefits exempt from payroll taxes.
 
With these successive legislations and rulings, commercial insurance entered the health care market more willingly and employers began to offer health insurance to employees on a very large scale. Between 1940 and 1950, the number of people with health insurance grew from less than 10 million to over 80 million Americans.
 
What were the economic consequences of the introduction of health insurance? The return of medical price inflation. When the economy began to grow after the war, health care utilization and health care costs again increased, rapidly outpacing the increase in the general price level.
 
What was the increase in medical prices attributed to? Once again, the increase in prices was attributed mostly to scientific and technological advances, the same error in judgment that had been made during the medical price inflation of the 1920’s, as we saw previously.
 

Privatization and Voluntarism Are the Only Solutions to Government Ineptitude and Tyranny

I used to completely agree with socialist solutions to issues in a democratic system and market economy.
I was a supporter of Bernie in the 2016 election, but had a wake up call when I started to study government and economics more and discovered Agorism, Larken Rose, Murray Bookchin, Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Murray Rothbard, Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

Kurt Russel When You First Discover Libertarianism

Post-Scarcity Anarchism by Murray Bookchin

We can elect one good, and honest politician for sure, but what about the next one and the next one? And what about all of the others in power from the rest of congress to state and local?

Government is made up of people and they are always fallible and corruptible and no amount of laws can stop someone in power from being corrupted.
 
The only answer is to take the power away from government and take back our money.
 
There needs to be oversight of goods and services, but that oversight doesn’t have to be through government and funded by taxation.
 
Government is one of the most inept structures to provide goods and services. Look at the Flint, Mi water crisis.
It was all done by government and no one went to jail.
 
Why? Because both the services and the oversight was provided by the same system of government. Making it overpriced, and of dangerous quality and unaccountable.
 
If the people of Flint were free to contract with a private company for water services they would be provided a better price and better accountability and they would have CHOICE where to spend their money voluntarily.
 
If the private water company poisoned people it would go out of business, be stripped of assets and some people would be jailed, but not so in a government controlled system.
 
The same goes for primary education. If parents paid the schools directly instead of being forced to pay taxes, they could use their choice and that would drive higher quality than we have with federal schooling. Take a look at the success rates of “no child left behind” and “common core” and see how central governments fail at providing services.
 

Privatize the Police

07/11/2016

“….Free-market police would not only be efficient, they would have a strong incentive to be courteous and to refrain from brutality against either their clients or their clients’ friends or customers. A private Central Park would be guarded efficiently in order to maximize park revenue, rather than have a prohibitive curfew imposed on innocent — and paying — customers. A free market in police would reward efficient and courteous police protection to customers and penalize any falling off from this standard. No longer would there be the current disjunction between service and payment inherent in all government operations, a disjunction which means that police, like all other government agencies, acquire their revenue, not voluntarily and competitively from consumers, but from the taxpayers coercively. In fact, as government police have become increasingly inefficient, consumers have been turning more and more to private forms of protection. We have already mentioned block or neighborhood protection.

There are also private guards, insurance companies, private detectives, and such increasingly sophisticated equipment as safes, locks, and closed-circuit TV and burglar alarms. The President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice estimated in 1969 that government police cost the American public $2.8 billion a year, while it spends $1.35 billion on private protection service and another $200 million on equipment, so that private protection expenses amounted to over half the outlay on government police. These figures should give pause to those credulous folk who believe that police protection is somehow, by some mystic right or power, necessarily and forevermore an attribute of State sovereignty.”

 

End Government. End Taxation. Give the Power to the People.

Government is just made up of people, they will always try to benefit their tribe, or themselves. They are not inherently correct or benevolent.

Even if you believe in Trump, you can’t say that it’s good to have so much power in the hands of any person, because, what about the next guy?

Every administration going all the way back has been more or less corrupt. Even George Washington put down the whiskey rebellion like an authoritarian.

We can’t put these people or any people in charge of our lives anymore.
We can’t keep giving these people more and more money.
It has never worked throughout all of history.

Penn Volunterism Libertariansim

I worked in government, lived in the middle of it for ten years, almost everyone I knew worked for it somehow. All government workers care about is their salary, their benefits, their vacation time and their retirement.

They are not experts in their field, because if they were they would be working in that field.

When government contractors or politicians are involved in any industry it’s usually as a lobbyist, through the revolving door hiring that just trades cronies back and forth every administration.

We need to stop with the taxation and the imperial federal president and stop with the socialist super state…

Let the people decide what to do and how to do it through individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities, cities, counties and states…

Everything our federal government should be is in the constitution. (other than the 16th amendment)

Our Federal government is much too large. It’s a global dictatorship, including over our lives.

It’s also too large to effectively dictate policy across our entire nation, or run things like healthcare effectively for 250 million people.

The Federal government needs to return to it’s original constitutional limits, most importantly we need to
– repeal the 16th amendment and
– repeal the Federal Reserve Act

The Federal government got along just fine for 150 years w/out the income tax, because all that money is just debt payment on the dollar when you take into account the FED’s intentional 2% inflation target year over year.

They’re sucking us dry through debt that doesn’t do anything for us, just allows them to spread more real wealth to their cronies through zero point interest rates and QE and Toxic stock buybacks.

Bernie’s or Yang’s version of this endless merry-go-round of debt will end in nothing but disaster, just like the Donald’s.

Modern Monetary Theory is just another way to describe the practices of the Weimar Republic.

Democratic Socialism is just another word for the People’s Republic of China and their social credit system of total control. That’s what we would get here the moment they start taking away our rights.

It’s time that we the people stop backing this corrupt institution and finally limit the power of governments instead of continually giving them more and more until we’re nothing but tax cows.

Reparations: The Latest Pandering by Politicians Desperate to be Noticed by the Free Stuff Army

Why are we supposed to pay reparations? Not for slavery(?), since no one  alive was a slave or even knew someone who was a slave.

Slavery was the norm throughout human history up until the 1700 and 1800’s, when the British empire started outlawing it and starved the slave trade around the world.

All of the human race is descended from liberated slaves.

Should whites get preparations from Turks and Arabs that were trading white slaves up until 1908? Is the Federal government also going to pay reparations for the discrimination Irish immigrants suffered during the 18-early 1900’s? 

It made sense when the Federal government paid the victims of Japanese internment during WW2, so maybe the best case for reparations is to pay direct victims of the 1960-70’s systematic Federal discrimination, who are still alive and can prove discrimination. 

Otherwise this is just plain pandering in a crowded Democratic field where each candidate is trying to out-virtue signal the others with free stuff for votes. A race to the bottom that ends in socialist government control over people’s lives. 
Any country that institutionalizes race based policy is going in the wrong direction by creating classes of citizen based on discrimination. 

It creates a lower class of welfare-dependent people and creates separation and division in society based on false grievances against people who had nothing to do with those grievances. It’s just so funny how naive and childish these ideas are. Who believes that a country that’s 100+ Trillion in debt (including liabilities) can just cough up another couple trillion a year to pay for historic grievances? Then we’ll throw on another 10 trillion in ten years for free healthcare. How about free college for all? Never mind that the inflation always rises when taxpayers are involved like the price of college, housing, defense, and healthcare.

All Democrats do is treat people like victims to get their votes, instead of helping them be independent self-reliant people in healthy communities. Look at the Democratic cities of Baltimore, Chicago, DC, Detroit… etc etc. and tell me how Democrats and welfare have helped black communities. I know that to really help people you have to give them the tools and let them help themselves. Welfare just keeps people dependent like foreign aid. 

Reparations: Who Should Pay?

By Tom Trinko June 15, 2018

In their never-ending effort to Balkanize America and buy black votes by stealing from all taxpayers, including black ones, the Democrats are reviving their call for reparations for slavery.  After all, with blacks waking up to the fact that Democrats are doing nothing for them, a new bribe appears to be necessary.

Given that there are no living Americans who were slaves or who owned slaves, it’s clear that the idea of reparations has nothing to do with justice or concern for blacks; it’s just another political effort to bribe voters with other people’s money – just like Paul Ryan trying to ensure the unending flow of Koch brothers money into Republican coffers by bringing in lots of cheap foreign labor.

But let’s for a moment pretend that the whole idea of reparations for blacks, but not all the other groups who’ve been discriminated against, like, say, the Irish, makes sense.

Read More: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/06/reparations_who_should_pay.html

Reparations For Slavery Are Unworkable – And Unjust

Jeff Jacoby  Posted: Apr 02, 2019

REPARATIONS FOR American slavery are a misbegotten idea, unworkable and unjust, but every now and then they come back into vogue as a political talking point.

In 1969, the radical civil rights activist James Forman made headlines when he seized the pulpit of New York’s Riverside Church and issued a “black manifesto”demanding $500 million in reparations for African enslavement. Thirty years later, Randall Robinson, founder of the black social-justice organization TransAfrica, revived the reparations movement with his bestselling book The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks.

Now progressive Democrats, or at least some of the ones running for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, are going through another such phase. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, California Senator Kamala Harris, and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro have all indicated in recent weeks that they support some form of reparations to benefit the descendants of American slaves.

I believe it’s time to start the national, full-blown conversation about reparations,” Warren saidat a CNN event in Mississippi, where she endorsed legislation to create a commission of experts to propose a system of compensation for slavery. Castro, interviewed on MSNBC, likened reparations to payments made when property is seized through eminent domain. Under the Constitution, he said, “we compensate people if we take their property. Shouldn’t we compensate people if they were property sanctioned by the state?”

Slavery was a toxic evil, and its bitter impact didn’t end with emancipation. But any attempt to discharge the moral crimes of the 18th and 19th centuries with monetary payments in the 21st century is doomed to fail. The logistical and definitional obstacles alone would be a nightmare. The majority of white Americans have no ancestral link to antebellum slavery — they are descendants of the millions of immigrants who came to the United States after slavery had been abolished. Of the remainder, few had any slaveholding forbears: Slavery was abolished in most Northeastern states within 15 years of the American Revolution, while in most of the West it never existed at all. Even in the South at the peak of its “slaveocracy,” at least 75 percent of whites never owned slaves.

That’s just where the complications start.

Read More: https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffjacoby/2019/04/02/reparations-for-slavery-are-unworkable–and-unjust-n2544098

Open Borders don’t go well with the Welfare State

When my ancestors came here there was no welfare system. They worked to survive and thrive. It’s how it worked before there was welfare, but open borders in the era of the welfare state means draining Americans of their wealth and prosperity.

Immigration

How to Turn America into a Shit-hole Country in 4 Easy Steps

By Joe Jarvis – April 19, 2019

Opening up the floodgates of immigration to people from shit-hole countries would not actually be a problem if America was a free country.

If people were free to keep what they earn instead of having it redistributed, free to defend themselves and their loved ones wherever they went, free to become entrepreneurs without impossible protectionist regulations, America would absorb and assimilate any number of immigrants and refugees.

That’s what happened when Ireland, Italy, and Scotland were shit-hole countries where my ancestors emigrated from. The Irish were poor as dirt, fleeing a famine. The Italians brought the murderous Mafia.

And according to Thomas Sowell in his book Black Rednecks, White Liberals, the Scottish immigrants started the southern redneck culture, ready to fight and kill at the tiniest insult to defend their “honor.”

But a lot has changed since then. You can’t leave your home without breaking a law, so American policing agencies would have to spend a lot of time, energy, and tax dollars beating the ‘Merica into new immigrants.

But why blame the immigrants instead of the system?

Here’s how politicians are turning America into a shithole country…

Read More: https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/how-to-turn-america-into-a-shit-hole-country-in-4-easy-steps/

By Elizabeth Harrington | October 31, 2012 | 1:41 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) – Michigan is spending nearly $1 billion a year on illegal immigrants, according to state lawmaker Dave Agema, which amounts to about $8,075 for each taxpayer in that state.

Michigan Rep. Agema, who represents the 74th district, Grandville, wrote a letter to the editor of Michigan Live explaining that the added costs of providing health care, education, welfare, jails, and human services for illegal immigrants is nearly $1 billion per year.

Agema cited the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) 2010 study, “The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers,” which found that an estimated 115,000 illegal aliens cost the state and local governments of Michigan $928,677,050.

The study uses estimates for illegal immigrant populations against government data on expenditures for various programs, state by state.  Nationwide, the impact of illegal immigration costs $113 billion, in combined federal and state spending, according to FAIR.

In Michigan, FAIR found that K-12 education takes the largest share for spending on illegal immigrants, with $314.1 million.  Other spending (state and local) includes: General ($225.3 million); Welfare ($142.6 million); Justice ($66 million); Limited English Proficiency (LEP) education ($63.2 million); Medicaid ($62.4 million); and SCHIP ($25.2 million).

Read More: https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michigan-taxpayers-spend-928677050-year-illegal-aliens

A Look at Cash, Medicaid, Housing, and Food Programs

By Steven A. Camarota on April 5, 2011

Thirteen years after welfare reform, the share of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) with a child (under age 18) using at least one welfare program continues to be very high. This is partly due to the large share of immigrants with low levels of education and their resulting low incomes — not their legal status or an unwillingness to work. The major welfare programs examined in this report include cash assistance, food assistance, Medicaid, and public and subsidized housing.

Among the findings:

  • In 2009 (based on data collected in 2010), 57 percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal and illegal) with children (under 18) used at least one welfare program, compared to 39 percent for native households with children.
  • Immigrant households’ use of welfare tends to be much higher than natives for food assistance programs and Medicaid. Their use of cash and housing programs tends to be similar to native households.
  • A large share of the welfare used by immigrant households with children is received on behalf of their U.S.-born children, who are American citizens. But even households with children comprised entirely of immigrants (no U.S.-born children) still had a welfare use rate of 56 percent in 2009.
  • Immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, even before the current recession. In 2001, 50 percent of all immigrant households with children used at least one welfare program, compared to 32 percent for natives.
  • Households with children with the highest welfare use rates are those headed by immigrants from the Dominican Republic (82 percent), Mexico and Guatemala (75 percent), and Ecuador (70 percent). Those with the lowest use rates are from the United Kingdom (7 percent), India (19 percent), Canada (23 percent), and Korea (25 percent).
  • The states where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona (62 percent); Texas, California, and New York (61 percent); Pennsylvania (59 percent); Minnesota and Oregon (56 percent); and Colorado (55 percent).
  • We estimate that 52 percent of households with children headed by legal immigrants used at least one welfare program in 2009, compared to 71 percent for illegal immigrant households with children. Illegal immigrants generally receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children.
  • Illegal immigrant households with children primarily use food assistance and Medicaid, making almost no use of cash or housing assistance. In contrast, legal immigrant households tend to have relatively high use rates for every type of program.
  • High welfare use by immigrant-headed households with children is partly explained by the low education level of many immigrants. Of households headed by an immigrant who has not graduated high school, 80 percent access the welfare system, compared to 25 percent for those headed by an immigrant who has at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • An unwillingness to work is not the reason immigrant welfare use is high. The vast majority (95 percent) of immigrant households with children had at least one worker in 2009. But their low education levels mean that more than half of these working immigrant households with children still accessed the welfare system during 2009.
  • If we exclude the primary refugee-sending countries, the share of immigrant households with children using at least one welfare program is still 57 percent.
  • Welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents. In 2009, 60 percent of households with children headed by an immigrant who arrived in 2000 or later used at least one welfare program; for households headed by immigrants who arrived before 2000 it was 55 percent.
  • For all households (those with and without children), the use rates were 37 percent for households headed by immigrants and 22 percent for those headed by natives.
  • Although most new legal immigrants are barred from using some welfare for the first five years, this provision has only a modest impact on household use rates because most immigrants have been in the United States for longer than five years; the ban only applies to some programs; some states provide welfare to new immigrants with their own money; by becoming citizens immigrants become eligible for all welfare programs; and perhaps most importantly, the U.S.-born children of immigrants (including those born to illegal immigrants) are automatically awarded American citizenship and are therefore eligible for all welfare programs at birth.
  • The eight major welfare programs examined in this report are SSI (Supplemental Security Income for low income elderly and disabled), TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), WIC (Women, Infants, and Children food program), free/reduced school lunch, food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicaid (health insurance for those with low incomes), public housing, and rent subsidies.

How do Christians “worship Easter”?

Strange these tweets make it sound like the bombing victims in Sri Lanka were worshiping Easter. Why?

Easter worshipers
Easter worshipers

People might not realize that Easter is named after Ishtara, or Asherah the Anunnaki princess, who was first worshiped as a goddess of fertility by prehistoric Sumerians and Babylonians and was worshiped around the world throughout history in pagan religions as Eostre or Ostara.

It continues today. One example is this thing known as Ashera poles that surround a central obelisk that represents the cock of another of the Anunnaki, Ba’al.
In the Bible, Yahwey wanted his followers to cut down Asherah poles. (Were these a warring race of people that were worshiped as gods?)
The architectural feature of poles surrounding a central obelisk are common in modern monuments and cities around the world. Even in the Vatican, the seat of the Catholic church, a Christian religion.

obelisk Easter Pole

The symbology of the ancient religious observance has stayed with us until this day, not only in religions celebrations, but in secular, consumer observance and the capitalist holiday.

The rabbit, that is now the Easter Bunny, was originally a symbol of fertility and sexual reproduction, and the egg was a symbol of fertilization and the promise of new life.

Is it not strange that thousands of years later corporations are pushing these same symbols on kids? I mean it doesn’t make sense, it’s supposed to be a Christian holiday, why would they even choose those symbols. Like, are the rabbits supposed to be laying the eggs?

The Easter Connection

Easter, as we’ll soon see, now seems to be tied more to things which look a lot more pagan, overall: the cycle of the seasons; the welcoming of spring; the fertility of the land; etc. Why these associations? What does it all have to do with nature? We’ll now see that Easter could, in actuality, be the celebration of a “resurrection,” “rebirth,” or “return” of someone… but who, exactly?

Let’s see…One source claims that: “The word Easter is of Saxon origin, Eastra, the goddess of spring, in whose honour sacrifices were offered…”[2]Wow… the “goddess of spring?” Wasn’t this holiday supposed to be about the son of God?

As we dig deeper into this subject, we, first, need to ask ourselves: who just might this goddess be? Would any woman, or goddess, have anything to do with the death and resurrection of Christ? And, if she did have some kind of role, here, why would she be related to spring time?

We now see another, more popular meaning of Easter: it comes from the ancient goddess of pagan Babylon! “In Babylonia… the goddess of spring was called Ishtar.”[3] And, we also see that: “Ishtar was actually pronounced “Easter” in most Semitic dialects…”[4]So, what would be this day of Ishtar?

Read More: http://mystery-babylon.org/easter.html

EU and Central Governments’ Totalitarianism

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EU IS STEADILY MOVING TOWARDS CREATION OF 1984-STYLE MINISTRY OF TRUTH

14.03.2019

The European Parliament passed a recommendation calling  Russia “the main source of disinformation in Europe” and appealing for increased funding for the EU’s East StratCom Task Force, which already got 1.1 million euros in 2018.

HINT: The East StratCom Task Force is a EU body focused on so-called proactive communication of EU policies and activities in the Eastern neighbourhood (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and beyond (Russia and further).

The passed document says that East StratCom Task Force as well as its two task-force subdivisions dealing with the southern neighborhood and Western Balkans, should get “adequate financial and personnel resources which are still required, aimed at the significant increase of their potential, effectiveness, professionalism, institutional continuity and quality of work, as well as safeguarding them against political meddling by officials and countries that back Russian disinformation.

Furthermore, it called on EU member states “to ensure that electoral laws take into account possible threats stemming from disinformation campaigns” and urged them to “adapt their electoral rules on online campaigning and to monitor and evaluate the transparency features in relation to political advertising introduced by the online platforms.”

The suggestions also include support for “independent and diverse Russian-language media in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and beyond” and “to focus on the EU accession countries and partners in the EU neighborhood by assisting them in their efforts to counteract hostile propaganda and disinformation activities.”

The formal justification of the moves suggested in the document is based on the mainstream media narrative that Russia every day carries out disinformation campaigns and cyber attacks, aimed at increasing tensions within the EU and its member states.

The proposal passed by the European Parliament is another indication that the EU bureaucracy is steadily pushing the bloc towards media and political totalitarism.

Read More: https://southfront.org/eu-is-steadily-moving-towards-creation-of-1984-style-ministry-of-truth/

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

The Oklahoma City Bombing: Next Step of the Surveillance Police State

Did you know the US Patriot Act was first introduced after the OKC bombing but was rejected by Congress at the time.
Well, where once they failed, they tried again on 9-11 and got it passed that time.

Signs of a False Flag

23 Years Later: The Oklahoma City Bombing Story You Were Never Told About

Sgt. Terrance Yeakey was an Oklahoma City Police Officer, a first responder to the OKC bombing, and an American hero. Officer Yeakey, known to friends as Terry, saved the lives of eight people from the Alfred P. Murrah building on the morning of April 19, 1995.

Terry was a few blocks away from Timothy McVeigh and the now infamous Ryder truck-which was brimming with explosives-when it detonated and erased the lives of 168 people, including 19 children. Yeakey rushed to the blast site, and without regard for his own life, began pulling people from the rubble one by one.

Instead of being showered with accolades by his government for his heroic efforts, Terrance was silenced for what he witnessed in the direct aftermath of one of largest mass murders that the United States has ever seen.

No one is quite sure what Terry actually observed at the Murrah building that April morning, but according to all indications, whatever it was he witnessed did not sync up with the official narrative released by the United States government.

Officer Yeakey began compiling evidence against the tale put out by federal officials and stored his findings in a storage facility outside of El Reno, Oklahoma. The data he was accumulating was also in direct contradiction to “the facts” being reported by media outlets worldwide. According to friends and family, Terry began being intimidated by federal authorities because of his personal pursuit for truth and the information which he possessed. He was being pressured to put an end to his independent investigation.

Terry’s last known words were, “As soon as I shake these Feds that are following me, I’ll be back and we’ll go to dinner.”

He never came back.

Read More: https://theantimedia.com/oklahoma-city-bombing-story/

Transgender Agenda Being Pushed on Children in Schools

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Why The Most Realistic Solution To Schools’ Trans Indoctrination Is Withdrawing Your Kids

By   30, 2017

Last week brought news of three troubling incidents entangling children as young as five in the ever-sprawling transgender agenda. First, as The Federalist’s Joy Pullmann detailed, a California charter school, Rocklin Academy, began the school year with the kindergarten teacher reading students a book about transgenderism.

After story-time ended, a male classmate suffering from gender dysphoria changed clothing and reappeared in a “gender reveal” as his “real” self—a “girl.” Parents only learned of the “lesson” when their confused and upset five-year-olds returned home that day. The parents showed up in force at their school board meeting to chastise the administrators for failing to inform them of the planned events or offer them the opportunity to opt their children out.

Read More: https://thefederalist.com/2017/08/30/realistic-solution-public-school-trans-indoctrination-withdrawing-kids/

Explosive Ivy League Study Repressed For Finding Transgender Kids May Be A Social Contagion

By   31, 2018

“Rapid-onset gender dysphoria” among teens and young adults may be a social contagion linked with having friends who identify as LGBT, an identity politics peer culture, and an increase in internet use, finds a study out this month from a Brown University professor. The study was quickly yanked from Brown’s news releases after a transgender activist feeding frenzy, and the journal it was published in is reconsidering the publication. There is a parent and researcher-driven petition to stand behind the publication of the first study to look in detail at rapid-onset gender dysphoria.

The petition includes the following graph about gender referrals in the United Kingdom. Anecdotal and news reports, as well as the rapid recent growth in transgender treatment centers, indicates a similar phenomenon inside the United States.

Read More: https://thefederalist.com/2018/08/31/explosive-ivy-league-study-repressed-for-finding-transgender-kids-may-be-a-social-contagion/

Forcing Transgender Ideology on Kindergartens

By  August 29, 2017

Parental rights are under fire once again, this time at a Sacramento-area charter school. A kindergarten teacher at Rocklin Academy Gateway recently staged a “transition ceremony” for a gender-dysphoric student in her class, introducing him to other students as a boy before he changed into a dress and announced his new, female name.

Students were instructed to use that new name going forward. The teacher also gave a lesson about transgenderism to the entire class, using two books not included in the school’s curriculum — I Am Jazz and Red: A Crayon’s Story, both children’s books meant to affirm the idea that transgender identities should be accepted as reality.

And it didn’t stop there — Fox News reports that a first-grader at Rocklin Academy was subsequently sent to the principal’s office for “misgendering” a different classmate, calling him by his given name because she didn’t know that he now identifies as a girl. According to Karen England of Capitol Resource Institute, the school investigated to determine whether the student had bullied her classmate.

The kindergarten teacher did not notify parents of the lesson and ceremony in advance; they found out only after their children came home and told them. Many of the students reported being “deeply emotionally bothered and traumatized,” according to Jonathan Keller of California Family Council, a group that has been counseling the families about their rights.

In response to backlash from parents, the school principal sent a letter calling the books “age appropriate” and arguing that the school’s non-discrimination policy “protects all students, including on the basis of gender, gender identity, and gender expression.”

But this isn’t a question of whether the books were “age appropriate” or whether the school should “protect” its students. The question is whether parents have the right to reserve discussion of sensitive topics about sexuality with their own children to the time and the manner they believe is best for their children and their family.

Read More: https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/08/transgender-kindergarten-california-kookery/

Transgender bathroom policy investigated in Georgia school assault case

WASHINGTON — The Education Department said Wednesday that it is investigating whether a Georgia school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice created a “hostile environment” for a 5-year-old girl who said she was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom.

The complaint, filed on behalf of the parent of the girl, has the potential to upend a heated national debate on transgender students and their access to education bathrooms and locker rooms. The Obama administration sided with transgender students in their choice of school bathrooms, but the Trump administration scrapped that policy and said it was a local decision for schools and states.

Read More: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/transgender-bathroom-policy-investigated-georgia-school-assault-case-n916621

Mom Describes Sexual Assault of 5-Y-O Daughter in School Bathroom After Transgender Policy

By Stoyan Zaimov OCTOBER 05, 2018

A mother has described the graphic sexual assault her 5-year-old daughter suffered in the girls’ bathroom a year after the school implemented its new transgender bathroom policy.

Pascha Thomas, the Georgia mother in question, shared her testimony on Wednesday in a video with the nonprofit legal firm Alliance Defending Freedom. She explained that her daughter was assaulted in November 2017 at an elementary school that is part of the City Schools of Decatur.

“My daughter stated to me that she was in class, and she asked the teacher if she could go to the bathroom. And the teacher said yes,” Thomas described.

“So she was in the bathroom and she was pulling up her pants, when one of her classmates came into her bathroom, a little boy. She tried to leave the bathroom, [but] the little boy pushed her against the bathroom stall. Basically pinned her up against there. She asked him to stop, he wouldn’t. He took his fingers and he was penetrating her through her pants. She asked him to stop, and stated several times that it hurt. He refused,” the mother continued.

“Once he was done, she went to class. I asked her if she told anyone about it. She started crying and said ‘No mama, I didn’t tell nobody, but I didn’t ask him to come in the bathroom with me. I didn’t know he was going to do that.'”

Read More: https://www.christianpost.com/news/mom-describes-sexual-assault-5-year-old-daughter-school-bathroom-transgender-policy.html

Transgender student policies continue to draw backlash in Pasco

The Pasco County school district’s posture on the treatment of transgender students has continued to generate heated debate, even as district officials have worked to offset criticism by stating their reliance on federal rules and court precedents.

During several recent meetings, a group of residents has asked the board to restrict restroom and locker room use to a student’s birth certificate gender. They also have demanded the district not penalize employees who refuse to monitor areas where transgender students are changing or showering, among other concerns.

A second group has pressured the district to hold its ground in protecting the rights of all students, regardless of how they identify themselves.

The Orlando-based Liberty Counsel has joined the side of those pushing for the rights of non-transgender students and teachers who might have privacy concerns relating to the rules and school experiences.

Some of the issues relate to a situation at Chasco Middle School, where a student who identifies as male asked to use the boys’ locker room during physical education classes. The school’s P.E. teachers said they did not want to supervise the locker room, and said they wanted to inform all parents and students of the transgender child’s presence — something the district said would violate that student’s rights.

Read More: https://www.tampabay.com/education/transgender-student-policies-continue-to-draw-backlash-in-pasco-20190109/

First Grader Sent to Office, Investigated, for “Pronoun Mishap”

www.toddstarnes.com August 25, 2017
A first grader at a California charter school was sent to the principal’s office this week after she accidentally “mis-gendered” a transgender classmate in what’s being called a “pronoun mishap.”

The incident occurred at Rocklin Academy, a school rocked by controversy after a kindergarten teacher led an in-class discussion on transgenderism that included a “gender reveal” for a little boy who was transitioning to a little girl.

For kindergartners.

Parents were furious because they were not informed in advance and were not given the chance to opt-out their five-year-old’s from the classroom transgender activity. However, school leaders informed moms and dads – they were not allowed to opt-out – and the state did not require them to notify parents.

The latest incident occurred during the first week of school when a first grader came across a classmate on the playground. She called the student by his given name – apparently unaware that the boy now identified as a girl.

Read More: https://www.toddstarnes.com/uncategorized/first-grader-sent-to-office-investigated-for-pronoun-mishap/

N.J. schools can keep transgender kids’ secret from parents, state says

It’s one of the most delicate and potentially combustible questions schools can face.

A teenager confides in a teacher that he or she is transgender and wants to transition at school without any family finding out about it.

Should the school call the student’s parents? And, if it does, what happens if mom and dad say no?

After years of school officials using their own best judgment, New Jersey has weighed in, siding with students and telling schools they must allow kids to change genders — even if their parents don’t know about or don’t want it to happen.

LGBT advocates are celebrating the new state guidance, saying it puts New Jersey among the national leaders in protecting transgender students from unaccepting or abusive parents. But parent and family groups argue schools should never keep such a significant and consequential secret from parents, who should have a right to know if their child says they are transgender.

“We always have believed that any discussion that affects our students should be an all-inclusive discussion,” said Rose Acerra, president of the New Jersey PTA. “(We) could never fully support anything that leaves the parent voice out.”

Of course, parental involvement is ideal, said Aaron Potenza of Garden State Equality, an LGBT advocacy organization. But that’s not always best for the student, he added.

Read More: https://www.nj.com/education/2018/10/nj_transgender_students_parental_notification.html