Grenfell Tower Fires Exposes Government Corruption

At least 58 people are feared to have died in the fire that engulfed Grenfell Tower this past week. Prime Minister Theresa May admitted that the government response was appalling. There is mounting anger growing that many are saying that people were told to stay in their apartments and died as a result. They are also exposing the fact that there were no sprinklers to combat the fire. On top of that, many see this as a plot to get them out of a rich neighborhood.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Jun 18, 2017.

GREAT! INTERNATIONAL SURVEY REVEALS 85% OF THE WORLD LIVES UNDER POLITICAL CORRUPTION

There is nowhere to run from and nowhere to hide from corrupt government. Planet earth is infested with those who abuse the power of government.
A recently released report by Transparency International (TI) measured people’s perceptions of government corruption in 176 nations, confirming what most of us seem to already know: the vast majority of people around the world live with government corruption as a normal feature of everyday life.
Corruption, as defined by TI, is:
‘Generally speaking as ‘the abuse of entrusted power for private gain’. Corruption can be classified as grand, petty and political, depending on the amounts of money lost and the sector where it occurs.


This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JANUARY 31, 2017.

We All Lose: Obama’s Legacy And What It Means For A Trump Presidency

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,
‘This light of history is pitiless; it has a strange and divine quality that, luminous as it is, and precisely because it is luminous, often casts a shadow just where we saw a radiance; out of the same man it makes two different phantoms, and the one attacks and punishes the other, the darkness of the despot struggles with the splendor of the captain. Hence a truer measure in the final judgment of the nations. Babylon violated diminishes Alexander; Rome enslaved diminishes Caesar; massacred Jerusalem diminishes Titus. Tyranny follows the tyrant. Woe to the man who leaves behind a shadow that bears his form.’ ? Victor Hugo, Les Misrables
Let’s talk about President Obama’s legacy, shall we?
This was a candidate who was ushered into office promising hope and change, pledging to put an end to the endless wars that were bankrupting the country (he was actually awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in anticipation of his efforts to bring about world peace), and vowing to put an end of the corporate revolving door that had turned our republic into an oligarchy.
After eight years in office, Barack Obama leaves our nation with a weakened Constitution that has been dealt one crippling blow after another by court rulings and government overreach, with more militarized police empowered to shoot first and ask questions later, with more SWAT team raids, with more government corruption, with more debt than ever before ($19 trillion and rising), with more racial tensions bubbling over into confrontations, with even greater surveillance intruding into the privacy of the citizenry, with less tolerance for free speech and thought, with taxpayers groaning under the weight of even more taxes disguised as fines and fees, with a more ‘imperial’ president empowered to act unilaterally through the use of signing statements and executive orders, with a greater risk of blowback from military occupations, drone strikes and endless wars abroad, and with a citizenry more broken and oppressed than ever.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jan 9, 2017.

THE TITANIC SAILS AT DAWN: WARNING SIGNS POINT TO DANGER AHEAD IN 2017

‘When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?’ – Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, reliving the same set of circumstances over and over and over again: egregious surveillance, strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, government spying, censorship, retaliatory arrests, the criminalization of lawful activities, warmongering, indefinite detentions, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, etc.
Unfortunately, as a nation we’ve become so desensitized to the government’s acts of violence, so accustomed to reports of government corruption, and so anesthetized to the sights and sounds of Corporate America marching in lockstep with the police state that few seem to pay heed to the warning signs blaring out the message: Danger Ahead.
Remember, the Titanic received at least four warnings from other ships about the presence of icebergs in its path, with the last warning issued an hour before disaster struck. All four warnings were ignored.
Like the Titanic, we’re plowing full steam ahead into a future riddled with hidden and not-so-hidden dangers. We too have been given ample warnings, only to have them drowned out by a carefully choreographed cacophony of political noise, cultural distractions and entertainment news – what the Romans termed ‘bread and circuses’ – aimed at keeping the American people polarized, pacified and easily manipulated.
However, there is still danger ahead. The peril to our republic remains the same.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JANUARY 5, 2017.

Fake News and the War on Freedom and Truth

‘During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.’
– George Orwell, Visionary Author
Now that the rigged election circus is finally behind us and the United States as a fake democracy has been exposed as a complete fraud, along with its criminally complicit, fake mainstream media news predicting Hillary would be the next president, with a vengeance the elite has accelerated its war against internet alternative news as the one and only closest source of truth left available to the global masses.
For ducking out from taking any honest responsibility for every scandal or shortcoming throughout her long, anything but ethical public life, Hillary Clinton’s M. O. has always been to rail against ‘the vast right-wing conspiracy’ as her nemesis. Her election loss is no different. In all the frenzied post-election finger-pointing, puppet-in-chief Obama, his anointed, would-be successor Hillary and their MSM whores are acting as the proverbial pot calling the kettle black, launching a campaign to ‘expose’ the internet for so-called ‘fake news,’ conveniently blamed for Hillary losing the election (along with FBI fall guy James Comey, WikiLeaks and Putin of course, and legions of racist Trump supporters).
The liars are citing every reason but the actual reason for their loss – Hillary has been proven ad nauseam to be nothing more than a pathological lying prostitute for pure greed and the genocidal masters she bows down to and serves. Americans have grown so sick of government corruption, endless wars and blatant treason by their leaders maintaining policies that have consistently been destroying America, they’ve elected an angry, bigoted, rich white man as their latest hope promising to drain the swamp infested by leeching Washington criminals. And the prospect of a growing wrath behind a seething rage in America about ready to spill over has deep state insiders initiating an all-out offensive in a last gasp effort to ward off the truth from fully exposing their international crime cabal once and for all, especially since the Clinton et al.’s international child sex slavery-trafficking ring was outed [yet again] last month. As quickly as it resurfaced on alternative news sites, it closed just as quickly when Comey reclosed Hillary’s criminal investigation two days prior to the election.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on November 26, 2016.

STAY ALERT, AMERICA: THE WORST IS YET TO COME

‘Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ -Philosopher George Santayana
Stay alert, America.
This is not the time to drop our guards, even for a moment.
Nothing has changed since the election to alter the immediate and very real dangers of roadside strip searches, government surveillance, biometric databases, citizens being treated like terrorists, imprisonments for criticizing the government, national ID cards, SWAT team raids, censorship, forcible blood draws and DNA extractions, private prisons, weaponized drones, red light cameras, tasers, active shooter drills, police misconduct and government corruption.
Time alone will tell whether those who put their hopes in a political savior will find that trust rewarded or betrayed.
Personally, I’m not holding my breath.
I’ve been down this road before.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on NOVEMBER 15, 2016.

Shocking Government Report Finds $6.5 Trillion In Taxpayer Funds “Unaccounted For”

Last week, we first touched on a topic which, in any non-banana republic, would be a far greater scandal than what Ryan Lochte may or may not have been doing in a Rio bathroom: namely, government corruption, falsification and potential fraud and embezzlement, which has resulted in the Pentagon being unable to account for up to $8.5 trillion in taxpayer funding.
Today, Reuters follows up on this disturbing issue, and reveals that the Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced. The Defense Department’s Inspector General, in a June report, said the Army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments to accounting entries in one quarter alone in 2015, and $6.5 trillion for the year. Yet the Army lacked receipts and invoices to support those numbers or simply made them up.
As a result, the Army’s financial statements for 2015 were ‘materially misstated,’ the report concluded. The ‘forced’ adjustments rendered the statements useless because ‘DoD and Army managers could not rely on the data in their accounting systems when making management and resource decisions.’
For those wondering, this is what $1 trillion in $100 bills looks like.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 19, 2016.

Another Letter From The Bluegrass State

Frankfort, the state capitol of Kentucky is in turmoil. Kentucky Republican Governor Matt Bevin’s explosive charges against the administration of his predecessor Democrat Steve Beshear coming on the same day that federal prosecutors had secured a guilty plea on bribery charges from former Beshear Personnel Cabinet Secretary Timothy Longmeyer, makes one thing very clear – investigations into Kentucky corruption aren’t going to end anytime soon. Most of you can buckle up and enjoy the ride while others better consider lawyering up!
If you needed any more proof, look no further than the public comments made by the FBI Special Agent in charge of cleaning up the Commonwealth, who went so far as to say that that government corruption was ‘tolerated’ and ‘ingrained’ in Kentucky’s political culture.
In light of everything going on, our first communication endeavored to shine a brighter light on a legal case that requires much closer scrutiny – the staggering and legally absurd $870 million judgement (plus 12% annual interest) against Amaya/Poker Stars. The suit was part of the Beshear Administration’s long-run vendetta against online gambling, aka a government money-grab by Frankfort politicians desperate to plug budget holes created by their overspending.
Legally speaking, the handful of people paying close attention to the case know that this outrageous ruling has virtually zero chance of holding up on appeal based on the clearly applicable and definitive ruling from the highly-respected Seventh Circuit Federal Appeals Court. The 7th Circuit recently struck down a substantially similar, if not identical, case in Illinois to the one here in Kentucky.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on May 28, 2016.

The Rand Is Crashing As South African FinMin Arrest Looms

The last 2 days have seen South African Rand plunge 5% relative to the USDollar, back to 2 month lows, after reports that police are set to arrest Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over alleged irregularities at the nation’s revenue service.
As Bloomberg reports,
Gordhan is aware of plans to arrest him and described them as an effort to thwart his campaign to end government corruption, Beeld newspaper reported on Monday. President Jacob Zuma’s office on Sunday denied the minister would be arrested, rejecting a report in the Johannesburg-based Sunday Times newspaper that a special police unit investigating Gordhan has sent prosecutors the docket of its probe of his alleged involvement in a special agency set up within the national revenue service.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 05/16/2016.

WHY DON’T THE CAPITOL POLICE WHO JUST ARRESTED 85 ELDERLY PEOPLE FOR PROTESTING UNFAIR ELECTIONS FEEL LIKE BULLIES AND GOONS?

Over four hundred people have already been arrested at the Capitol for protesting for fairer elections against the corporatocracy. Some say it’s 500. Capitol police say it is record numbers.
All these people did was peacefully assemble to protest government corruption. After all it’s 2016, the year our nation figured out American elections are totally rigged.
The First Amendment is our most basic right in America. It’s first one the list. The right includes, ‘the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances’.
Lately every time people attempt to peacefully do that, the government sends down their henchmen to arrest them. That’s how they handle the petition, the grievances.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on PIPER MCGOWIN.

“Blunt Force Injuries To The Head” – Putin’s Multi-Millionaire, Media Mogul Was Murdered In A Luxury DC Hotel

Back in early November we reported that in a shocking twist of events, Mikhail Lesin – a close ally of Putin and the man credited with “inspiring” the creation of Russia Today – was found dead on an upper floor in The Dupont Circle hotel in DC. Lesin was Russia’s Minister of Press, Television and Radio from 1999 to 2004 and also served as Putin’s media adviser. In 2013 he assumed a role as an executive at Gazprom-Media.
What was strange about Lesin’s death, is that nobody knew, or revealed, why Lesin was in Washington in the first place.
What was just as strange, is that Lesin’s death has been written off to the ubiquitous, unexplained placeholder “heart attack.” Russia’s RIA Novosti, a state news agency, quoted a family member confirming the death and saying it was from a heart attack.”
The outlet Lesin himself created, Russia Today, suggested that Lesin had been suffering from a prolonged illness.
Could there be more to this story? Certainly, as Lesin did not have an unblemished past.
As Sputnik reported at the time, “Lesin was not without his sins, and was involved in the dirty media games of late 90s Russia. As RIA Novosti recalled, the media guru was rumored to have played a key role in the creation of a secret tape compromising former Prosecutor General Yuri Skuratov. Hidden camera video of the prosecutor general, who was known as a bitter adversary of Yeltsin, and who was conducting an aggressive investigation into several large cases of government corruption, was broadcast on federal television, featuring Skuratov rolling around in bed with two young women, who turned out to be prostitutes. Ultimately, the scandal resulted in the prosecutor general’s resignation.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/11/2016.

GOVERNMENT-HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX TO SELL ‘PATRIOTIC’ MARTIAL LAW LOCKDOWN IN NEW BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING FILMS

A massive wave of government propaganda is coming and the method of transmission will be Hollywood. Hollywood is one of the most important brainwashing tools to keep the masses ignorant of reality and government corruption. And as we’ve seen in the past, it is designed to reinforce numerous government lies the masses are supposed to believe. Whenever Hollywood releases a film endorsing a government narrative it usually represents the final phase of a false flag, staged event narrative being sold.
Remember what former CIA director William Casey said. Until EVERYTHING that everyone believes is a lie, the control system feels they are not done lying to you yet.
When it comes to propaganda, Hollywood operates under a different set of rules, as they have the liberty to fictionally represent a story under the guise of ‘entertainment’ without having to be accurate about what really happened. A close look at this issue reveals how powerful and effective the Hollywood-Government complex is at cementing massive government lies in the psyche of the general public.
So it shouldn’t surprise us when it is being reported that Hollywood producers are in race to put out not one but two films about the Boston bombing hoax staged in April of 2013 featuring numerous crisis actors. One film Patriots Day will serve to not only reinforce the Boston bombing staged event but to glorify ‘lockdown’ and deceive viewers into worshiping police and psychologically re-accepting that a lockdown was necessary to catch the ‘bad guys’, thus serving to authenticate future lockdowns as necessary also.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on MARCH 7, 2016.

Ukraine Bans Criticism Of The Government

Two years ago, Victoria Nuland’s new puppet state, Ukraine, celebrated its freedom from the clutches of its recently deposed president Yanukovich, a coup which U. S. foreign policy experts said would end crony capitalism, government corruption and unleash democracy and prosperity. Two years later, the county is caught in a historic depression, its financial system only exists thanks to the generosity of the IMF, the government is on the verge of daily collapse, radical nationalists run rampant while corruption has never been greater.
Which is perhaps why consummating its transition into a complete banana republic, on Tuesday Ukraine banned government officials from publicly criticizing the work of state institutions and their colleagues, after what Reuters reported was “damaging disclosures last month that highlighted slow progress in fighting corruption.”
What it means is that criticism of any government entity in which mass corruption takes place by a fellow public worker is now a crime.
The move immediately drew criticism from some civil servants who saw it as a blow to freedom of speech at odds with the embattled government’s Western-backed reform drive.
For those who say this can’t be real, we assure you: it is all too real.
The rule on “loyalty” is one of several outlined in a new ethics code that civil servants must follow or face disciplinary action, according to a decree posted on the government website.
“The government has decided to introduce standards of ethical conduct for civil servants to restore public faith in the work of the state bodies and officials,” the decree said.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/03/2016.

NEW ‘X-FILES’ WILL TAKE ON 9/11 CONSPIRACY, NEW WORLD ORDER, AND NSA SPYING

Government corruption was always one of the main themes that played out in the classic television show X-Files, and it was typically shown in the form of UFO and alien cover-ups. However, the show’s creator said in a recent interview that the new revival of the series will also touch on some of the more political conspiracies that take place in our world.
X-Files creator Chris Carter said Edward Snowden and issues like the 9/11 conspiracy will be fair game in the new revival of the show. The new series will feature the same classic characters, David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully.
‘A lot of the rights and liberties that were signed away [with the Patriot Act] are being abused now, and no one seems to care,’ Carter said.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JANUARY 21, 2016.

What Happens To A Dream Deferred? Ask Martin Luther King Jr.

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore –
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over –
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode? – Langston Hughes, ‘Harlem’
Martin Luther King Jr. could tell you what happens to dreams deferred. They explode.
As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, more than 50 years after King was assassinated, his dream of a world without racism, militarism and materialism remains a distant dream.
Indeed, the reality we must contend with is far different from King’s dream for the future: America has become a ticking time bomb of racial unrest and injustice, police militarization, surveillance, government corruption and ineptitude, the blowblack from a battlefield mindset and endless wars abroad, and a growing economic inequality between the haves and have nots.
King’s own legacy has suffered in the process.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 01/18/2016.

HOW CORRUPT IS THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT? (SEE FOR YOURSELF)

Government corruption has become rampant:
Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe conditions at nuclear plants An EPA employee who downloaded 7,000 porn files, thenspent 2-6 hours each workday watching porn. He’s been doing it for years … but the EPA never fired him. Another EPA employee harassed 16 women co-workers … and then was promoted to a higher-paying job with more responsibility, where he harassed more women NSA spies pass around homemade sexual videos and pictures they’ve collected from spying on the American people NSA employees have also been caught using their mass surveillance powers to spy on love interests, such asgirlfriends, obsessions or former wives … and to eavesdrop on American soldiers’ intimate conversations with their wivesback home.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JANUARY 6, 2016.

America’s Top 10 Fears

While nearly a decade ago, Americans celebrated the arrival of “hope and change”, since then “hope” (not to mention “change”) has been all but eradicated (if only for the vast majority of the population), and has been replaced with an emotion that is its polar opposite. Fear.
Fear of government corruption (which we were delighted to find in the top spot), fear of terrorist attacks, fear of the NSA, fear of ID theft, fear of cyberterrorists, and even fear of economic collapse… all the way in 8th place.
And yes, “fear of clowns” is in there too.
In an attempt to quantify these fears, the Chapman University Survey of American Fears provides an unprecedented look into the fears of average Americans.
In April of 2015, a random sample of 1,541 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about eighty-eight different fears across a huge variety of topics ranging from crime, the government, disasters, personal anxieties, technology and many others.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/25/2015.