Powder Keg USA By Charles Taylor

     Will Trump be assassinated by the Wuhan flu? Sure, why not. And we are the first to be reaching these levels of paranoia, so it is good to be ahead of the curve. Yes, the barbarians are now inside the gates, ruling in fact, so the US will fall into the hands of the bad dudes. Then chaos, showing that life is not like an old-time movie when the good guys win, but rather like a present-day movie, where the ugly monsters always win.

“A majority of Americans are bracing for the possibility of a politically-fired civil war, and more than half are already stockpiling food and other essential items to survive and fight back, according to a new survey shared with Secrets. In the survey, 61% said that the United States is nearing a second civil war, including a shocking 41% who “strongly agree” with that assessment. And 52% are so convinced that it is just around the corner, or after Election Day, that they are putting away food and other essentials, an historic expansion of the prepper movement that has been brewing for years, now driven by fear and coronavirus-induced shortages. “This is the single most frightening poll result I’ve ever been associated with,” said Rich Thau, president of Engagious, one of the three firms, along with the Sports and Leisure Research Group and ROKK Solutions, that conducted the “Back-to-Normal Barometer” survey. Secrets has been following the series of surveys that have been sizing up the state of the nation and business since the coronavirus crisis hit. Of all the studies so far, this is the first to raise majority concerns about a potential war. It comes as the 2020 presidential race is getting hot, with both sides ginning up support from radicals, and clashes a regular thing. It also comes as the Black Lives Matter movement continues to conduct heated protests to the point of riots in some cities.”

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Clean, Limitless Power for the Age of Consumer Affluence By James Reed

     This is great news for materialists wanting to live in an age of affluence, enjoying untold hedonism. That is the meaning of life, is it not, according to the economics folk? Anyway, free energy, anyone?

“A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene's thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current. “An energy-harvesting circuit based on graphene could be incorporated into a chip to provide clean, limitless, low-voltage power for small devices or sensors,” said Paul Thibado, professor of physics and lead researcher in the discovery. The findings, titled "Fluctuation-induced current from freestanding graphene," and published in the journal Physical Review E, are proof of a theory the physicists developed at the U of A three years ago that freestanding graphene — a single layer of carbon atoms — ripples and buckles in a way that holds promise for energy harvesting. The idea of harvesting energy from graphene is controversial because it refutes physicist Richard Feynman’s well-known assertion that the thermal motion of atoms, known as Brownian motion, cannot do work. Thibado’s team found that at room temperature the thermal motion of graphene does in fact induce an alternating current (AC) in a circuit, an achievement thought to be impossible. In the 1950s, physicist Léon Brillouin published a landmark paper refuting the idea that adding a single diode, a one-way electrical gate, to a circuit is the solution to harvesting energy from Brownian motion. Knowing this, Thibado’s group built their circuit with two diodes for converting AC into a direct current (DC). With the diodes in opposition allowing the current to flow both ways, they provide separate paths through the circuit, producing a pulsing DC current that performs work on a load resistor.

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Dirty Vatican Politics By Peter West

     Just when you thought that the injustice against Cardinal George Pell, in his sex trial case was over, it emerges that there is much more, once hidden behind the scenes:

“A senior Catholic cardinal has been accused of using €700,000 ($1.14m) of Vatican funds to bribe witnesses to secure a sex abuse conviction against a rival. Italian media have reported that Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, 72, is suspected of wiring the cash to recipients in Australia who helped to ensure hostile testimony in the abuse trial of Cardinal George Pell, who was accused of molesting choir boys in Melbourne in the 1990s. The scandal cast a shadow yesterday over the publication of a key Vatican document calling for a more caring and sharing society and denouncing the evils of war. Before he returned to Australia in 2017 where he was tried, jailed and acquitted on appeal, Cardinal Pell, 79, served as finance minister at the Vatican, where his attempts to clean up opaque accounting were opposed by Cardinal Becciu. Quoting leaked documents, the Italian newspapers La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera reported at the weekend that Vatican investigators suspect that Cardinal Becciu hoped to use the money to definitively derail Cardinal Pell’s transparency program, which threatened to expose Cardinal Becciu’s allegedly corrupt management of Vatican cash. Cardinal Becciu issued a strongly worded denial of the reports , stating: “I categorically deny interfering in any way in the trial of Cardinal Pell.” Cardinal Becciu held an influential role in distributing and investing millions of euros of Catholic donations as the deputy secretary of state between 2011 and 2018 before Francis put him in charge of running the Holy See’s department responsible for making saints. He was sacked from that job and stripped of the right to elect popes by Pope Francis last month, as Vatican investigators sifted through his spending record at the secretariat of state. Their suspicions are focused on a multimillion investment he oversaw in a luxury property in Chelsea, London, which allegedly lost the Vatican money while making millions for consultants.”

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On the Question of the Lawfulness of Travel Bans and All the Rest By Ian Wilson LL.B

     David Flint in his article, “Dictatorial Travel Ban Unlawful,” published in the Spectator Australia, August 29, 2020, puts the case, as the title indicates, that the federal government travel bans are illegal.

“Because the National Cabinet has no place in the Constitution, its decisions are affected by ministers making subordinate legislation, often without even viceregal scrutiny. Exercising a power under the Biosecurity Act ‘to prevent or control the spread’ of the virus ‘to another country’, the Health Minister on 25 March decreed that an Australian citizen ‘must not leave Australian territory as a passenger’ without satisfying some faceless bureaucrat that he or she has a ‘compelling reason’ to leave. The reasons are narrowed down on the official website. Officials and business people apart, ‘compelling reasons’ are limited to medical treatment not available in Australia or on compassionate or humanitarian grounds. According to reports, these take time and are rarely granted. This almost blanket ban on travelling is beyond the narrow power parliament gave the minister to stop the spread of the virus to another country. This is a funnel the size of which constrains the minister, whatever the National Cabinet wants, to make subordinate legislation of no greater width. He could have quite properly required that people leaving be tested. But like a Stalinist state, you can’t leave without the agreement of some faceless bureaucrat. This tyrannical requirement could be as much an actionable misfeasance in public office as was the Gillard government’s unnecessary and legally unjustifiable total ban on the export of live cattle to Indonesia. This is but one example of ministers wielding powers unnecessarily and capriciously restricting Australians in the exercise of their fundamental rights, including the common law rights to carry on a business, to work and to move around freely. Power has gone to the politicians’ heads.”

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The Pope and the Religion of Migration By Peter West

     I predicted that it would be time for some more migration/refugee nonsense from the no-hope Pope. He has run out of slightly original things to say, and he is now being fed repeat material by his masters. Anyway, here is the latest:

“Pope Francis emphasized the involuntary nature of much migration Sunday, insisting that, like Jesus, migrants and refugees are often “forced to flee.” “Today the Church celebrates the World Day of Migrants and Refugees,” the pope told the pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for his weekly Angelus address. “I greet the refugees and migrants present in the Square around the monument entitled ‘Angels, unawares,’ which I blessed last year.” The pontiff said this year he has dedicated his Message for the commemoration “to the internally displaced, who are forced to flee, as also happened to Jesus and his family. ‘Like Jesus, forced to flee,’ likewise the displaced, migrants.” “Our remembrance and our prayer to them, in a particular way, and to those who assist them,” he added. Pope Francis has often compared migrants to Jesus Christ, suggesting that the cold welcome Christ received on coming into the world is similar to the reception many migrants experience. “Jesus knows well the pain of not being welcomed,” the pope said in a 2018 tweet for International Migrants’ Day. “May our hearts not be closed as were the houses in Bethlehem.”

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Respect Cultural Diversity! By Mrs Vera West

     Cultural diversity, so long as it is not our culture, which the Left tells us daily is only suitable for junking because of Racism Pty Ltd, is wonderful. And who could possible doubt that? Lack of identity is our identity; plurality is our unity, multicult is our culture. Selective cultural relativism, rules. Or so we are told.

“An Afghan man who groomed a 14-year-old girl for sexual activity explained that, in his culture, an age gap was “the norm” and there was no minimum age for sexual activity. Mustafa Naseri, 21, thought he was speaking with a teenager over the messaging app Kik in March and July last year. However, the recipient of the messages was in reality an undercover police officer posing as a young person. Naseri this week avoided jail, instead placed on a bond after he pleaded guilty to two grooming offences. In the conversations with the girl, he asked her for a photograph and whether she had reached puberty. Naseri, who arrived in Australia in 2008, later asked if she would meet up and engage in a sexual act with him. A meeting was arranged but he was eventually arrested at a railway station in Adelaide. Sentencing him in the District Court, Judge Geraldine Davison said Naseri told police he was from Afghanistan, where there is no minimum age for sexual activity. He said he started the conversations because he felt bored and lonely.”

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Biden and Inshallah By Richard Miller (London)

     This is something that some very sharp folks picked up from Biden’s few sane comments the Trump debate. The truth always has a tendency, like water, to leak out.

“One of the most revealing moments of last night’s debate was one that most people probably missed. BuzzFeed’s Hamed Aleaziz was overjoyed, tweeting that it was “a historic moment in America.” Over at Slate, Aymann Ismail added that “as terrible as this debate night was, at least a few of us had this moment.” This glorious occasion came when Donald Trump stated that he would eventually release his tax returns: “I’ve paid millions of dollars, and you’ll get to see it.” Joe Biden responded: “When? Inshallah,” using Arabic for “God willing,” a phrase that is often used in the context of procrastination. Some Muslims were excited about Biden’s colloquial use of the phrase, so as to mean “This is not likely to happen.” “Interfaith and anti-racism educator” Hind Makki tweeted: “Whenever someone who’s not Muslim drops an inshallah in conversation, I assume they have Muslim colleagues. When they know to use it colloquially [sarcastically], I know they have close Muslim friends.” These were just the sort of reactions Biden was doubtless hoping for. Arabic-speaking Christians as well as Muslims say “Inshallah,” but in saying this, Biden was not pandering to Arabic-speaking Christians; he was pandering to the part of his base (Muslim and non-Muslim) that believes that counterterror efforts are largely just an exercise in “Islamophobia” and supports the likes of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

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The Plandemic and the Likely Murder of Donald Trump By Brian Simpson

     So, Donald Trump has Covid-1984, looks sick, and will probably die. And, Joe Biden does not? In fact, no big Democrats have been sick at all, while numerous republicans are getting sick. Must be coincidence, it couldn’t be a conspiracy could it? Could it be that the whole Wuhan flu was coughed up just to bring Trump down? And, for the bargain, ring in the Chinese New World Order? No, that could not be. Mike Adams has always taken this Wuhan stuff more seriously than us, and here is his argument that Trump has a significant chance of dying:

     But that the elites want him immediately of the ballot should give us pause for concern, at least:

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Strangled By the Intestines of Capitalists? Going the Full Bolshevik By James Reed

     I like this one; a US professor wants cops strangled to death by the intestines of capitalists! Who says that a university education is useless because it does give one the linguistic capacity to sling together such phrases.

“Midwestern State University professor Nathan Jun called for all law enforcement officials to be strangled to death in August, and now he's facing death threats and doxxing attempts. According to his faculty page at the school, Jun teaches courses "Health Care Ethics," "Philosophy of Race and Racism," "Multicultural Philosophy," and "Philosophy of Horror and Macabre," among others. What are the details? Jun made the remarks in a now-viral Facebook thread, which painted a grisly picture of capitalists and police officers. According to the College Fix, Jun wrote, "I want the entire world to burn until the last cop is strangled with the intestines of the last capitalist, who is strangled in turn with the intestines of the last politician." After Jun's statement went viral, the school issued a public statement backing Jun's right to make such statements. "As a public university, we recognize and protect individuals' free speech rights under the First Amendment so that ideas and information may be freely exchanged and examined without the threat of censorship or retaliation," a statement shared Friday on KFDX-TV said. "Occasionally individuals will express opinions that may be offensive and even shocking, but are nonetheless entitled to First Amendment protection. When our faculty members speak or write as citizens within the confines of the law, they are free from institutional censorship or discipline."

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Cry for Coal By James Reed

     Great article by Greg Sheridan about how Australia is retreating from coal, where sensible nations like China are making heaps of coal-fired power stations, and to hell with nonsense about global warming. We need coal mining, digging up every spot of ground where coal is, and burning all of it. The more, the better, in my opinion. As I believe in global cooling I see increasing the carbon footprint a good thing, but that is just my opinion. We need coal for jobs of many people in the outback.

“The biggest story of the moment, the biggest structural change in our politics, is that the Morrison government has admitted comprehensive and probably permanent defeat on coal. It seems like a different era in history when Scott Morrison as treasurer proudly brandished a lump of coal in parliament to demonstrate his party’s commitment to our black gold. Still the largest source of our power, still our second biggest export, coal has been placed in the Coalition’s fantasy technology basket, to be revisited one day in the mythical future when renewables don’t need subsidies, pumped hydro creates more energy than it consumes, China’s carbon market comes into operation, and Australia wins soccer’s World Cup 6-0 against Brazil. The new lowest common denominator on coal is we continue to export it but there are no circumstances in which we build a coal-fired power station. This is how conservative governments embrace long-term strategic defeat. They win a thousand tactical victories as they march backwards. The Coalition has lost the coal argument. It came into office in 2013 never dreaming it would abandon coal, but that is what it has done. Labor and the Greens have won the argument even as they have lost the elections. The conservatives — meaning the Liberals and the Nationals — have accepted defeat. The Coalition has a good chance of retaining government by arguing that it will implement the left’s policies more carefully, cautiously, modestly, competently and with less economic damage than Labor would.

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Were Trump and the First Lady Deliberately Infected? Sure. By Charles Taylor

     President Rump and the First Lady have tested positive for the dreaded Covid-1984 virus. So how in the hell did this happen? What Chinese New Order agent was watching over the health of the president? You can bet that this is deliberate; everything in the political universe is a conspiracy. Still, at one point I did think they would do a JFK on him, but looks like they will kill him off with the special death version of the virus. Trump was pretty stupid and it is sad that the survival of Western civilisation depended upon such a fool. Anyway, maybe the sooner China takes over the better, because their brand of communism is slightly better than the mutated version in the West we see with our new class. At least it will be fun watching the useful idiots and our associated traitors meet their rightfully deserved fate. My one wish is to see this before also expiring.

Labor/Democrats and Liberal/Republicans – Can’t the West Do Better? By James Reed

     Graham Richardson, Labor Party guru, gave his version of the Trump v Biden debate, with Trump the conservative as the villain, Chris Wallace the mighty moderator struggling to control Trump, and Biden, well a good old man who hammered away at Trump’s weak point, the economy! Excuse me, but Biden wants to lock down the entire US economy for three months, while Trump has struggled to get things moving again; Biden will totally destroy the economy. Anyway, what else can one expect? Well, more globalism, as if nothing has been learnt from Covid-19. India, South America, wherever markets are, anything but self-reliance. But, this Laborite concludes with something worth quoting on the god of the Left, China:

“During the past couple of decades the stability of the Chinese leadership has been fragile, to say the least. Coups and counter-coups came. Now President Xi Jinping has eliminated his rivals and is the unchallenged dictator of 1.5 billion people. The Chinese are clever and resourceful as well as enormously powerful. Diplomatic relations with them will never be easy because the Chinese don’t care if they are cast as the villains. They know they are too big to ignore and their vast military arsenal makes them just about bullet proof. They are brilliant bullies who are unconstrained by the normal rules of international behaviour. Get in their road and you will be squashed. That’s why it is so hard to find the Chinese opposition. They are all in the gulags.”

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Prince Harry, Doing the Diversity Dance By Richard Miller

     If anyone since Princess Di has done more for the Republican cause in Britain, it must be Harry, who now has that dumb look upon his face that all the politically correct converts get. The “bride” is leading him on to bigger and more dramatic events of wokeness.

“Prince Harry has spoken about his “awakening” to race issues as he and his wife, Meghan, launched an anti-racism campaign to mark Black History Month in the U.K. In a video interview with the Evening Standard newspaper published Thursday, Harry said London sometimes “doesn´t feel as diverse as it actually is” and that he wanted to use his celebrity to raise awareness about the Black community and the challenges it faces. “This is about learning. And about how we can make it better,” he said, speaking from the couple´s home in Santa Barbara, California. The couple released a list of Black people recognized for challenging prejudice, calling them “next gen trailblazers,” along with an opinion piece in the newspaper. “For as long as structural racism exists, there will be generations of young people of colour who do not start their lives with the same equality of opportunity as their white peers,” wrote the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as Harry and Meghan are formally known. Meghan, a former American actress known as Meghan Markle, identifies as biracial. Her mother is Black and her father is white. The couple, who quit as senior working royals in March to pursue their financial independence, announced a deal with Netflix last month to produce a range of films and series for the streaming service.”

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Stand Back and Stand By! By Charles Taylor

     This was the highlight of the Trump/Biden debate, when the president told the Proud Boys, who are not white supremacists, but run by a Black guy, to “stand back and stand by.” Could this be that at last someone is getting ready to stand up the antifa who have been burning cities and murdering people? Oh sure, the Left are now claiming that these urban terrorists are really white supremacists, but there is no evidence at all for this, and everything against it. 

     The mainstream press all are running with the same story that Trump did not condemn white supremacism. But you can listen to the transcript and hear him say it. The Proud Boys are implicated as being white supremacist, but as I said, they are multiracial and run by a Black. So, how are they white supremacist? This shows the complete and utter lies that the mainstream media floats in all of the time. And, Trump is right to call upon every force that could help restore order, in the chaos that is coming, since it is now open that the Democrats are using illegal and corrupt voting to steal the election. Stand back, but stand by. The Left are already looting, burning and murdering, so how is it wrong to say this? If anything, one would have hoped for an even stronger statement. Anyway, let’s put, “Stand Back, and Stand By,” on T-shirts.

Wiring Old Joe By Charles Taylor

     I wondered whether they had illegally wired old Joe Biden so that he could deliver the answers. Yep, they did.

“Video capture shots from last night’s debate between Trump and Biden clearly show Joe Biden wearing wired electronic devices, in violation of debate rules. The appearance of a wire under his jacket was abundantly obvious for a few seconds, as he tried to tuck the wire back into a hidden location. The use of electronics confirms that Joe Biden’s performance was dishonestly augmented by off-camera controllers who were likely speaking to him through a hidden earpiece. Before the debate, the Joe Biden’s team refused to allow a third party inspection of Biden’s ears for electronic devices, contradicting their earlier promise that Biden would agree to be inspected before the debate. At one point in the debate, Joe Biden reached into his jacket using his left hand and appeared to be adjusting the volume of a wireless receiver or something similar. As he removed his hand, a black wire clearly emerged from under his suit jacket.”

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The Vikings and Donnie be All Day By John Steele

     When I can get lap top reception I like to watch the knife reviews of YouTuber, Donny be All Day, a returned US soldier, which strikes a chord with me. He is pro-Trump and patriotic. However, that does not mean he is not impacted upon by politically correct ideology, as in this comment, which illustrates an important point:

“If I were to say things like dreadlocks, gold teeth grills and rap battles, most of you might think, Lil Wayne. But none of you would immediately think of Vikings, or as they called themselves, Ostmen and Austmen meaning east men. They were the first known nation to grow their hair in dreads, use gold teeth coverings and even were known for "flyting", poetic battles. Yes my friends, you can't learn about Vikings from TV. Like how they didn't wear horned helmets, they didn't drink from the skulls of their enemies, they didn't drink blood and they certainly weren't big beefy giants. The average Viking stood about 5'7" and were very thin. They lived most of their lives as farmers and they weren't the purebloods many think. Blood work from DNA samples show a strong mix of Native American DNA. It's amazing what you learn when you don't limit your education to public schooling.” 

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Nothing That Works By Viv Forbes

6 October 2020

Green zealots infest all parties, the media, academia, education and the business vested interests. They consistently oppose what works and promote what won’t.

Greens demand “Zero Emissions”. Nuclear and hydro power are the only practical “zero carbon” electricity options for Australia. Greens oppose both.

Greens worship “the environment”, but support widespread environmental destruction by bird-chopping windmills, land-stealing solar panels and their inevitable spider-webs of roads and transmission lines. All to produce intermittent energy that is forced onto distributers and consumers by legislated targets, taxes, subsidies and mandates.

Green policies support cutting forests in America to ship woodchips to UK for burning in the DRAX power station. Other policies support growing crops using diesel fuel for tractors, harvesters and trucks to produce bio-diesel with less net energy than they started with. Not smart.

Greens support carbon capture and storage, fully aware that this won’t happen without legislated subsidies, taxes and targets. They know that CCS will favour their wind and solar toys by multiplying costs and energy waste for coal, oil or gas generators. Big miners also love it because far more coal or gas will be needed to produce the same electricity.

Most politicians now support “green” steel and aluminium, via zero-emissions hydrogen. The hydrogen must be made by electrolysis of water or from methane. Electrolysis is not feasible without the nuclear power they oppose. And the methane route produces poisonous carbon monoxide plus more of the carbon dioxide they dread. All processes use more energy than can be generated from the products.

Australia’s huge untapped resources of uranium and hydrocarbons are the envy of the world. But their green tape, locked gates and death-by-delay strangles all exploration and development.

And Green Guru, Ross Garnaut, thinks graziers should harvest kangaroos not cattle. Let them do both.

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The Coming Ice Age By James Reed

     Survivalist John Steele put me onto this guy, who seems like me to believe in a coming ice age, since I argue that if bushfires prove global warming according the mainstream media, then cold spells just as easily prove global cooling, in my mind for sure.

“Astrophysicists and climate watchers are making immense amounts of observations around the world, with record September freezes across Europe and North America and Australia, even as the idiot Muricans drool before the Oracle of The Lying God and wring their hands about manmade global warming. Yo, Human, the Sun is taking a nap. Yes, no sun spot activity as predicted by the hated Russian scientists, for 32 days. According to the Russians some years in the Eddy Minimum might have no sunspot activity. This effects volcanism among other climate drivers on earth, which is a subordinate body to the Sun. While the elite tell us we are warming the earth the sun is letting it cool. You know, once, when a supermarket manager, I had this retarded parcel pickup employee, who a trouble maker on the crew had talked into believing that he made the decisions, and not this evil mother****** in the ill-knotted tie. When I finally informed the cart guy that he had not been hired as the store manger, and punctuated this by suspending the liar who was making sport of him, the 300-pound man cried on my shoulder and hugged me. Manmade global warming cultism is essentially the same thing. But the man in the tie who solves all problems will not be there to sort it out for the people duped into believing the climate is shifting south when it’s cutting a hard north. Our initial experiences in this, which I think is the Eddy Minimum and is the 27th on record, suggest that this Grand Solar Minimum is likely to be more severe and longer than the Dalton Minimum, which saw the “Year Without a Summer” in 1816, and is more likely to be as long and severe as the Maunder Minimum, which gave humanity a century of war, plague, genocide, deluge, storm, summer fires [London, 1666] witch burnings [which are a big deal in times of plague and bad harvests] and religious fanaticism as well as the birth of a brand new form of government, hitherto an oddity, called The Nation State in 1648. This icy hand of Fate seems to be ushering in the Surveillance State. For a good information clearing house on climate and food production check out Adapt 2030, a YouTube channel.”

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The Covid-1984 Recession and the Coming Apocalypse By James Reed

     This 4 Corners (how many corners do they think there are?) segment is worth watching because it tells us what is coming right now economically due to the Corona freak-out. Businesses just being smashed, crushed to dust. Sure, there is there whinging about not having backpackers to pick fruit, the usual immigration bs, which seems to me to be a weak foundation to build upon, but that is only a drop in the ocean. Here is the deepest recession since the big one of 1930s, and it would be worse if business that were dead were not permitted to continue trading, as zombies. Businesses going broke, maybe 500,000, means people don’t have jobs, and when the dole is slashed, get ready for social chaos and disaster, and home invasions for goods, right out into the green leafy suburbs. No-one will be safe. After a while people will be crying out for the Chinese new World Order. Please enslave me! Let me have my consumer goodies back! I don’t need things like freedom! And so on. Just see if Uncle James is right on this one.

     Rudolph Zinn published back in 2010 a fascinating book on home invasions in South Africa, Home Invasion, which we can see as a prelude to what is coming right across the West:

Biden does Not Like Tax, Either By Chris Knight

     Who likes the taxation department? Why even back in Jesus’ day the tax collectors were hated. So, if Trump moved to minimise his tax, so what? Libertarians argue that taxation is just thief anyway, and most of out taxes are spend on programs to destroy our race and nation, in one way or other. Oh, old socialist Joe Biden does not like tax either:

“Since the left is now in histrionics over President Trump's perfectly legal use of the US tax code to avoid paying taxes for 10 out of the last 15 years, perhaps they'll give as much attention to Joe Biden - who used another perfectly legal tax 'loophole' to avoid approximately $500,000 in payroll taxes on $15 million in income. Of course, they ignored it in July when the Wall Street Journal reported that Joe and Jill Biden took advantage of the "S corporation" payroll tax loophole that the Obama-Biden administration unsuccessfully attempted to close. According to the report, the Bidens routed income from book sales and speeches through S corporations - avoiding the 3.8% self-employment tax they would have paid if they had been compensated directly, and avoiding as much as $500,000 in taxes. "There’s no reason for these to be in an S corp—none, other than to save on self-employment tax," accountant Tony Nitti told the WSJ at the time. And as the Journal's Chris Jacobs wrote last month, "According to the Urban Institute, a couple featuring one high earner and one average earner, retiring this year, will have paid a total of $209,000 in Medicare taxes during their working lives." "The Bidens avoided paying nearly twice that much in Medicare taxes during two years." Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Review-Journal suggests Biden is a hypocrite - as the former Vice President has been an outspoken opponent of such loopholes since Ronald Reagan was in office. Per current tax law, S-corporation owners can legally avoid paying the 3.8 percent self-employment tax on their profits as long as they pay themselves “reasonable compensation” that is subject to regular payroll taxes. The IRS definition of “reasonable compensation” is a tad fuzzy, however, which led to the Bidens reporting less than $800,000 salary on their reported $13 million in combined profits. -Las Vegas Review-Journal”

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