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Much Like Third World Commiefornia, Insolvent Greece ALSO Fails To Contain Fires Leaving Hundreds Dead Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 17:08:26 Id: a098ea [Preview] No. 11465 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Cyber group 'Anonymous Greece' have brought down the website of Greek government over the dozens of victims in the Athens wildfires. Access to the website “government.gr” was denied for a period of time and showed “Forbidden.”

As KeepTalkingGreece.com reports, in a post on their Facebook page, Anonymous Greece sent their own message to the disaster. Expressing condolences for the victims, the group blamed the government for the unfair death of more than 90 people. “Responsibility lies on the government that remained idle at the time of disaster and did not inform the citizens letting them burn alive,” the group argued.

“It is obvious that nobody would have died had the state reacted in time. People didn’t know the fire was approaching and we came to the point to mourn more than 90 dead families and children,” the message read.

The group claimed that “that was the goal” of the government.

The group also criticized the attitude of the Church and especially Bishop Ieremias who claimed three days after the tragedy that the people who died in the fires “with their death they cleaned their sins.”

“Dear Church, instead of offering help to the fire-stricken people you started accusing the citizens. ‘They were burned because of their sins’. What sins did the twin angels have?” the group notes with reference to the 9-year-old twin girls who died in the fires.

The message was uploaded on Sunday evening, the government website was down on Monday afternoon. The group page on Facebook has been closed down, notes newsit.

As css1971 pointed out very clearly in the ZH comment section:

" The Government Should?

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Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 00:32:15 Id: 90375d [Preview] No.11476 del
Ya know, evacuation was always an option. Anyone who died clearly didn't heed the warnings and deserved it.

Forest fires are just nature's way of replenishing itself. Old trees burn along with the field brush, leaving behind fertile land to be refreshed anew from long dormant seedlings under layers of sediment that otherwise would not be able to grow due to lack of sunlight above.

The problem is, we have gotten so good at curtailing the fires that there's a lot more old growth forest (and dead trees) laying around to make the fires bigger and bigger every year. Evacuate and leave the shit alone, or better yet don't bother living there at all if you cannot bear the consequences of a burned down home.


Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 02:18:36 Id: e41a91 [Preview] No.11485 del
>>11470
You'd have to overthrow at least one of the parties via grassroots and then have them voted into majority. Very difficult to do, yes, but not impossible.


Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 02:21:26 Id: e41a91 [Preview] No.11486 del
>>11476
True. This is one reason I would never live innawoods. No matter how many preppers claim a good alternative. NEVER. I'll stick to my small local town that has some forested areas for hunting and camping many miles away.


Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 03:02:18 Id: 3e55f1 [Preview] No.11490 del
>>11485
Grassroots, meaning starting from the bottom up? The only way that has been done in the past is through revolution which takes a decade or two to gather enough support. Many revolutions have failed. The participants arrested, executed etc. We're talking about facing the U.S. DemoRepublican military here, because your grassroots army would have to face off against them. Their systems are already in place to completely prevent any emerging parties from destroying their illusion of choice. You cannot vote them "into the majority". I already explained why. So what's your plan?


Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 16:43:29 Id: e7453d [Preview] No.11521 del
>>11490
No, simply voting the establishment incumbents out and replacing them can be done, and has happened before. Its not often successful because it takes a very large effort of informing people and with all the censorship taking place (((they))) are trying to make that even harder to do.

Its either that, or civil war. Civil war is not an easy win by any means either. It too takes a large disgruntled movement, enough dedication and willing to risk your life. Not to mention if you have a family to feed and shelter. Refusing to pay taxes and living off-grid would be the very begging, organizing your defense with like minded individuals would be another big hassle. In civil wars, both sides are pretty much defiant when it comes to law, and individuals have to defend their lives with force against those who want to take it all away from them, or those wish to imprison them. Not easy. Not fun. And very dangerous for you and your loved ones. Remember Waco? Yipper.

The only other option is on an individual level: drawing a "line in the sand" (such as gun confiscation) and then being prepared for an inevitable shoot out against the gun grabbers if it comes down to it. Many individuals are so distraught and have given up any hope that they lean this way.



JUNK PAPER DEBT! Multi-Billion Fund Manager Freezes Redemptions At Bond Funds Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 16:01:02 Id: 0b471f [Preview] No. 11518 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
In 2015, at the peak of the commodity-crush induced wave of energy defaults, a high-yield bond fund at Third Avenue in froze withdrawals to avoid having to divest holdings at fire-sale prices. That set off a chain of events that rattled credit markets and deepened one of the worst selloffs in years.

Fast forward to today, when Swiss multi-billion asset manager, GAM Holdings announced it has frozen withdrawals at some of its bond funds after a surge in redemptions from clients who sought withdraw their money following the suspension of manager Tim Haywood, the latest in a series of setbacks that sent the company’s shares into a tailspin.

GAM's troubles started last month, when as we reported at the time there was market speculation that a market neutral quant fund it had purchased in October 2017, Cantab Capital Partners, was in trouble, with some pointing fingers at AQR. Perhaps, but it turns out that GAM was also involved when the fund warned of a writedown due to losses at one of its quant hedge funds. The announcement launched a slide in its shares that only accelerated after this week’s suspension of Haywood, who headed the firm’s second-largest strategy, and a warning by CEO Alex Friedman that clients may allocate less money to the firm because of volatile market conditions, accelerated the slump.

Quoted by Bloomberg, Chairman Hugh Scott-Barrett sought to soothe investor fears, saying he’s open to all ways to strengthen the stock price.

“The board of directors and the management team are committed to considering all avenues to optimize shareholder value as we continue to build on the many achievements to date," he said in a statement Thursday.

It only made things worse, and as Zuercher Kantonalbank analyst Michael Kunz wrote in a note to clients, the fund freeze "actually brings GAM out of the frying pan and into the fire." The first was certainly raging in GAM's stock price today, which plunged 12% in Zurich trading, wiping out a third of the company's value in the past month.

On Thursday, GAM announced that the redemption halt came into effect on July 31, Bloomberg reports. That day, an investigation into Haywood raised issues with his risk management procedures and record keeping, and GAm said that it had suspended the manager. Trying to prevent fears of a Madoff-style fraud, the asset manager said at the time that the probe had not raised concerns about Haywood’s honesty and that there had so far not been a material impact on investors.

However, while it remains to be determined if Haywood was a criminal, the bigger problem now facing GAM is how to ringfence his losses: the boards of the investment pools "are now considering all future steps, including liquidations, for 7.3 billion Swiss francs of assets managed in the strategy Haywood oversaw."

There is a word for this: firesale.


Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 16:01:49 Id: 0b471f [Preview] No.11519 del
>>11518
Although there is enough liquidity to pay investors back, the firm said “such actions would lead to a disproportional shift in their portfolio composition, which could compromise the interests of remaining investors.”

Making matters worse, the assets in the bond strategy are spread over different funds and share classes, making an effective cleanse all but impossible. What is more embarrassing, is that despite the alleged impropriety, the GAM Multibond Absolute Return Bond Fund, which has about €2 billion in assets, still could not outperform the market and according to Bloomberg trailed 92% of peers over the past five years.

Another problem is that Haywood's bond fund was not a "pure play" but was unconstrained, which basically gave Haywood permission to invest in anything and everything that he felt could deliver returns within the broad category of fixed income. And as Bloomberg's Mark Gilbert writes, "GAM, for its part, recognized that the more esoteric the products it offered, the higher the fees it could charge."

And speaking of complexity, Kunz, the analyst at Zuercher Kantonalbank, wrote that Friedman a year ago explained that bond funds Haywood headed had “integrated additional strategies like trade financing into the products.” Haywood also oversaw 2.9 billion francs in trade finance funds and 653 million francs in other fixed-income portfolios.

“All this is reminiscent of the equity funds that in the wake of increased outflows during the financial crisis of 2008 were suddenly sitting on private equity positions that had become entirely too large,” Kunz wrote.

The last major fund freezes in Europe came in the wake of the Brexit vote when investors pulled money from U.K. property funds, fearing real estate values could plummet. That led asset managers to halt redemptions of funds with about 18 billion pounds ($23.6 billion) of assets.

https://archive.fo/xPDOb
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-02/multi-billion-fund-manager-freezes-redemptions-bond-funds



Climate Communism Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 07:57:47 [Preview] No. 11444 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Reminding you guys of the ongoing climatic change and the people hijacking it for political goals ...

Climate Communism

Or, the hijacking and masking of the naturally occuring change in climate (ongoing and intensifying), while blaming it on human activity and using it for political gains.

Ottmar Edenhofer, U.N. IPCC official
>we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy. [...] One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore
2010-11-22 [1][2]

>he [Ottmar Edenhofer] spent his savings at the age of 14 on the three volumes of Das Kapital by Karl Marx
2013-10-19 [3]

Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union (1990-1991)
>The threat of environmental crisis will be the 'international disaster key' that will unlock the New World Order.
1996 ("A Special Report: The Wildlands Project Unleashes Its War On Mankind" by Marilyn Brannan) [4]

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Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 01:31:10 [Preview] No.11479 del
A few partners from: www.jewishclimatecampaign.org/archive/partners/


Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 07:40:41 [Preview] No.11499 del
>>11478
Wow. Here's a better look at world-wide searches for "Headache", "Nausea" and "Diarrhea" on Google.
Again, this ties in with the ongoing grand solar minimum. [1][2]

[1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomagnetic_storm#Radiation_hazards_to_humans
[2]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_poisoning

PS most people do not know about this, please help them wake up to their fate!


Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 14:57:00 Id: 8f139f [Preview] No.11511 del
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>>11499
>Intense solar flares release very-high-energy particles that can cause radiation poisoning to humans (and mammals in general).[citation needed]
>Earth's atmosphere and magnetosphere allow adequate protection at ground level, but astronauts are subject to potentially lethal doses of radiation.
>In October 1989, the Sun produced enough energetic particles that, an astronaut standing on the Moon at the time, wearing only a space suit, would probably have died; the expected dose would be about 7000 rem.[citation needed]
I don't know any astronauts. Sounds like a dangerous job though. If you're really that concerned, such as whenever the warhawks in our government finally provoke a conflict, stock up on Potassium Iodide and Prussian Blue. Also adult diapers. The longest canned food lasts is five years (vegetables, fish and meat). Citrus will last for 1.5 years. In an underground vault, should you figure out how to construct one with proper irrigation and air flow, you'll have scurvy for 3.5 years until death. Maybe SHTF anon can explain how we're supposed to get past all this.


Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 15:06:03 Id: 0432bd [Preview] No.11512 del
>>11511
>The longest canned food lasts is five years (vegetables, fish and meat).

As an experienced prepper I can say this would be a smart assumption and true for many canned products, but not all. I've test eaten a whole can of 15 year old spam before mixed with some rice, no problems. It tasted the same, no foul odor or weird discoloration. Even though spam is not the healthiest option it still stores a hell of a long time, I'd say it has a shelf life of at least 15 years. Any older can't tell you because I've never tested it yet. Also, I've had some cans of soup laying around from the year 2011 and I did eat a few late last year, each 6 years old, they were OK too. Well, one went bad (the clam chowder) but the others soups were OK. Typically the expiration date can expire and canned foods are still good for around a few more years. The expiration date has all to do with regulatory codes, not truth.


Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 15:18:54 Id: 0432bd [Preview] No.11513 del
>>11511
As far as the threat of radiation from a solar flare or fallout, this all really depends where you are when it occurs. I have a couple years worth of liquid iodine stocked up encase I was in the route of fallout someday. The problem is it can become expensive stocking up on excessive amounts so I bought a few gradually from time to time. Another thing to take into account is "superfood" which has a lot of essential vitamins and minerals. In the event of something like that you'll want to have superfood supplements to maintain proper health. Never heard of prussian blue but I'll check it out.



Despite Bank Bailouts, Subsidies, Mass Debt, Mass Govt Budgets, Welfare, Trade Wars (etc) Poverty Continues To Increase Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 11:16:06 Id: e7c868 [Preview] No. 11504 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
If the U.S. economy is really doing so well, then why is homelessness rising so rapidly?

As the gap between the rich and the poor continues to increase, the middle class is steadily eroding. In fact, I recently gave my readers 15 signs that the middle class in America is being systematically destroyed. More Americans are falling out of the middle class and into poverty with each passing day, and this is one of the big reasons why the number of homeless is surging. For example, the number of people living on the street in L.A. has shot up 75 percent over the last 6 years. But of course L.A. is far from alone. Other major cities on the west coast are facing similar problems, and that includes Seattle. It turns out that the Emerald City has seen a 46 percent rise in the number of people sleeping in their vehicles in just the past year…

The number of people who live in their vehicles because they can’t find affordable housing is on the rise, even though the practice is illegal in many U.S. cities.

The number of people residing in campers and other vehicles surged 46 percent over the past year, a recent homeless census in Seattle’s King County, Washington found. The problem is “exploding” in cities with expensive housing markets, including Los Angeles, Portland and San Francisco, according to Governing magazine.

Amazon, Microsoft and other big tech companies are in the Seattle area. It is a region that is supposedly “prospering”, and yet this is going on.

Sadly, it isn’t just major urban areas that are seeing more people sleeping in their vehicles. Over in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, many of the homeless sleep in their vehicles even in the middle of winter…

Stephanie Monroe, managing director of Children Youth & Family Services at Volunteers of America, Dakotas, tells a similar story. At least 25 percent of the non-profit’s Sioux Falls clients have lived in their vehicles at some point, even during winter’s sub-freezing temperatures.

“Many of our communities don’t have formal shelter services,” she said in an interview. “It can lead to individuals resorting to living in their cars or other vehicles.”

It is time to admit that we have a problem. The number of homeless in this country is surging, and we need to start coming up with some better solutions.

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Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 11:16:38 Id: e7c868 [Preview] No.11505 del
And thanks to the trade war, prices are going to start going up more rapidly than we have seen in a very long time.

On Tuesday, we learned that diaper and toilet paper prices are rising again…

Procter & Gamble said on Tuesday that it was in the process of raising Pampers’ prices in North America by 4%. P&G also began notifying retailers this week that it would increase the average prices of Bounty, Charmin, and Puffs by 5%.

P&G is raising prices because commodity and transportation cost pressures are intensifying. The hikes to Bounty and Charmin will go into effect in late October, and Puffs will become more expensive beginning early next year.

I wish that I had better news for you, but I don’t. We are all going to have to work harder, smarter and more efficiently. And we are definitely going to have to tighten our belts.

Many middle class families are relying on debt to get them from month to month, and consumer debt in the United States has surged to an all-time high. But eventually a day of reckoning comes, and we all understand that.

The U.S. economy is not going to be getting any better than it is right now. So it is time to be a lean, mean saving machine, because it will be important to have a financial cushion for the hard times that are ahead of us.

https://archive.fo/XS4Yj
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-01/number-americans-living-their-vehicles-explodes-middle-class-collapses


Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 11:18:13 Id: e7c868 [Preview] No.11506 del
I'm just thinking of what Jim Willie would say about reading this, something like "America outsourced their freaking industries, just what is the hell did they expect!?"



Iran Starts Labeling GMO Foods With Toxic Warnings Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 00:24:35 Id: 4cfee0 [Preview] No. 11475 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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https://archive.fo/D1dLr (Obama's EPA Colluded With Monsanto To Allow Cancerous Herbicide Roundup)
https://archive.fo/OKNB1 (New Evidence About the Dangers of Monsanto’s Roundup)
https://archive.fo/bpoKc (GMO Crops Killing Millions of Kangaroos In Australia)
https://archive.fo/7WvSX (Brazil Bans GMO Crops: TOXIC)
https://archive.fo/s6tbb (Russia Bans GMO Crops: TOXIC)
https://archive.fo/pm10o (Netherlands Bans GMO Crops: TOXIC)
https://archive.fo/Wrtie (38+ Countries Have Banned GMO Crops So Far: TOXIC)
https://archive.fo/yKY6D (64+ Countries Have GMO Warning Labels So Far: TOXIC)
https://archive.fo/3KgHk (UK Bans Monsanto Roundup, Glyphosate Over Toxicity)
https://archive.fo/85Teb (Commiefornia Wine Found Contaminated With Glyphosate)
https://archive.fo/XAQDs (Monsanto Lied, Bullied Scientists To Hide Cancer Risks)

Countries that restrict the import of GMO’s and refuse private, central banking in favor of national banks are geopolitcally targeted and maligned.

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SPLC Founder Accused Of Trying To Rape Teenage Step-Daughter Reader 08/02/2018 (Thu) 00:13:54 Id: e129da [Preview] No. 11474 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) sexually assaulted his teenage step-daughter, according to recently-uncovered court documents.

Maureene Dees, ex-wife of SPLC co-founder Morris Dees, filed for divorce on March 8, 1979 . According to the divorce documents obtained by Big League Politics, the SPLC founder repeatedly tried rape his step-daughter with a sex toy.

The document was filed by Maury Smith, Julia S. Waters and Charles M. Crook, attorneys for Maureene, in the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.

Bigleaguepolitics.com reports: https://archive.fo/wnegy

According to court testimony, among other perverted sexual behavior, Dees attempted to molest his 18-year-old step-daughter with a sex toy. Holly Buck was Maureene Dees’ daughter from a previous marriage.

“Holly testified that, in the summer of 1977, Morris attempted to molest her in the following incident: One night Maureene and Morris were sitting drinking wine and discussing a case Morris was trying,” the brief says. “[Holly] was with them. Around eleven or twelve o’clock, Maureene went to bed and Holly stayed up with Morris discussing the case. Morris kept offering Holly wine, some of which she accepted.”

Holly testified that she declined, choosing to go to bed instead.

“She went to her room and then went into the bathroom,” the document says. “Looking out the window, she saw Morris in the bushes beside the bathroom window looking in. She said ‘Morris, is that you’, but he said nothing and ran away.”

Two months later, things got worse.

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Good! Populist Italian Govt Vessels Begin Returning Migrants Back To Libya, Commies Outraged Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 15:59:48 Id: cd8346 [Preview] No. 11461 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
For the first time since 2009, an Italian ship has returned migrants from the high seas to a Libyan port, an operation which has enraged open borders NGOs and which is likely to bring strong rebuke from international bodies.

The UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) has already announced the opening of an enquiry following Monday’s events, which saw an Italian registered supply ship rescue 108 migrants from a vessel in distress, delivering all aboard to Tripoli on the instruction of the Libyan navy. Since late June, the management of Libya’s SAR (Search And Rescue) zone has been the responsibility of the Libyan navy. The zone extends beyond the country’s territorial waters, covering a maritime area where traffickers’ boats have been met by NGOs, and migrants transported to ports on the European mainland.

”No words are enough to describe the outrage we are feeling at the moment!”, French NGO Watch the Med – AlarmPhone announced Monday evening, describing the event as the ”first push-back in years” by an Italian vessel.

”We are shocked!”, claimed Berlin-based NGO, Sea Watch; ”Yesterday, the Italian ship Asso Ventotto brought rescued persons back to Libya in violation of the Geneva Convention on Refugees and the European Convention on Human Rights.” The group insisted that the EU evacuate the migrants to Europe ahead of any legal decision which may follow from the European Court of Human Rights.

Matteo Salvini, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister in Italy’s newly-elected populist government stated early Tuesday that the Libyan coastguard had rescued and returned 611 migrants in recent hours.

”The NGOs are protesting and the people smugglers are losing their business? Good, we’ll continue like this!”, he announced in a Facebook status peppered with smiley face emojis, adding confidently that the Italian coastguard had neither coordinated nor participated in the operation, in spite of claims by a ”foreign NGO” and an ”ill informed left-wing deputy.”

Salvini was referring to Nicola Fratoianni, an Italian left wing deputy currently on the Mediterranean with Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms. Fratoianni had suggested that the Italian coastguard may have been involved in Monday’s operation.

”We are collecting all the necessary information on the case of the Italian tug, Asso Ventotto, which reportedly took back 108 people rescued in the Mediterranean to Libya,” UNHCR Italia said, Tuesday, via Twitter. ”Libya is not a safe haven and this act could result in an infringement of international law.”

The owners of the Italian vessel, Augusta Offshore, have confirmed that their supply ship had rescued the migrants in proximity to an oil and gas platform some 57 nautical miles from Tripoli, and that the operation was coordinated by the Libyan coastguard.

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Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 16:05:23 Id: cd8346 [Preview] No.11462 del
I say they should take another step, classify ALL NGOs trying to smuggling migrants into Italy as de-facto "human traffickers" which would warrant arrest for human trafficking crimes. Thats essentially what these NGOs do, they traffic human beings for profits! How is this not illegal yet?


Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 16:05:43 Id: cd8346 [Preview] No.11463 del
I say they should take another step, classify ALL NGOs trying to smuggling migrants into Italy as de-facto "human traffickers" which would warrant arrest for human trafficking crimes. Thats essentially what these NGOs do, they traffic human beings for profits! How is this not illegal yet?



Finally... One Small Step For Common Sense Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 15:44:13 Id: fb6659 [Preview] No. 11459 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
In a major victory for common sense, a group of cosmetologists defeated an insanely stupid regulation passed down by the state of Louisiana.

Louisiana, just like the other 49 states in the Land of the Free, governs licensing requirements for dozens… hundreds of professions… ranging from athletic trainers to tour guides to barbers and cosmetologists.

And most of the time the licensing requirements are just plain idiotic.

In Louisiana, for example, the State Board of Cosmetology had formerly required an unbelievable 750 hours of training (which costs thousands of dollars) simply to be able to thread eyebrows.

(If you’re like me and totally unfamiliar with eyebrow threading, check out this video. You’ll probably agree that 750 hours of training is totally ridiculous.) [Video linked in report]

And so, in conjunction with the Institute for Justice, several Louisiana-based cosmetologists filed a lawsuit against the Board.

The Board backed down… passing a new regulation exempting eyebrow threaders from such pointless licensing requirements.

One down. 2,214 to go.

That’s right. According to the Institute of Justice’s study License to Work, there are over two thousand licensing requirements across the Land of the Free... and that’s just for low income jobs like manicurists or floor sanders [no wonder America is a third world country]. We’re not even talking about doctors and dentists here.

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Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 15:45:42 Id: fb6659 [Preview] No.11460 del
>>11459
But there is one occupation I noticed that is conspicuously absent from this list.

And it’s a big one.

Not a single state in the union has a licensing requirement for this profession.

And that’s an incredible irony given that this occupation gets to tell the rest of the occupations how much training they require.

Did you figure it out?

It’s politicians.

Just think about it: Barbers and manicurists require hundreds of hours of training.

But the people who have the power to pass idiotic legislation, waste taxpayer funds, declare war, tell us what we can/cannot put in our own bodies, and regulate every aspect of our lives, don’t even have to be literate.

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Ontario To Scrap Basic Universal Income, Too Insolvent, Less Work, Declining Tax Revenue Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 14:25:39 Id: 5626ea [Preview] No. 11453 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The Ontario basic income pilot project is coming to an end, says Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod.

MacLeod said Tuesday that the project was expensive, and "clearly not the answer for Ontario families."

She said the ministry would have "more details at a later date" about how the government would end the project.

Close to 4,000 people were enrolled in the basic income pilot program in Thunder Bay, Lindsay, Hamilton, Brantford and Brant County.

The pilot project started in April 2017. It was originally set to last three years, and explore the effectiveness of providing a basic income to those living on low incomes — whether they were working or not.

Under the project, a single person could have received up to about $17,000 a year, minus half of any income he or she earned. A couple could have received up to $24,000 per year. People with disabilities could have received an additional $6,000.

Turns out the project was "not sustainable" due to massive accumulating debts, and because more people stopped working which not only reduced economic production but tax revenue as well. This whole project relied on tax revenue and someone's got to be working to pay those taxes.

The announcement prompted shock and anger among many who rely on the the project and felt they'd been lied to.

"I'm in shock," he said, reacting to news of the cancellation. "I had a three-year plan and now it's gone."

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Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 14:29:32 Id: 5626ea [Preview] No.11454 del
These programs re funded by taxpayer money, which comes from the workers. If you incentivize laziness by giving people who don't work money, then the workers (taxpayers foot an even larger bill). So what happens? Workers eventually quite working and join the free gravy train. This results in less tax revenue, which the whole program relies on. Its self destructive.



Thanks /b/! DOJ To Set Up 'Religious Liberty Task Force' In Face of Threats To Religious Peoples Reader 07/31/2018 (Tue) 16:02:35 Id: dcd5e1 [Preview] No. 11424 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/b/16137 ; >>>/b/17268 ; >>>/b/17615 ; >>>/b/17928

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that a “dangerous movement” in the United States is threatening the religious freedom of the American people, and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is putting in place policies to address the threat and protect people of faith.

“Let us be frank,” Sessions said at the Religious Liberty Summit at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. “A dangerous movement, undetected by many, is now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom.”

“There can be no doubt,” Sessions said. “This is no little matter. It must be confronted and defeated.”

Sessions said President Donald Trump’s election had provided the opportunity to do just that, but his administration must be vigilant to recognize the efforts to thwart religious freedom. Sessions said:

We have gotten to the point where courts have held that morality cannot be a basis for law; where ministers are fearful to affirm, as they understand it, holy writ from the pulpit; and where one group can actively target religious groups by labeling them a ‘hate group’ on the basis of their sincerely held religious beliefs. This President and this Department of Justice are determined to protect and even advance this magnificent heritage.

The first step, Sessions said, was Trump instructing the DOJ to provide guidance to all government agencies for “interpreting religious liberty protections in federal law” and that the effort continues.

“Today I am announcing our next step: the Religious Liberty Task Force, to be co-chaired by the Associate Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy,” Sessions said.

“The task force will help the department fully implement our religious liberty guidance by ensuring that all Justice Department components are upholding that guidance in the cases they bring and defend, the arguments they make in court, the policies and regulations they adopt, and how we conduct our operations,” Sessions said.

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Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 01:21:47 Id: 2726d6 [Preview] No.11437 del
Whatever happened to "separation of church and state"?

Oh wait, the Constitution and Bill of Rights are just pieces of paper the government can ignore at any time.


Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 02:56:58 Id: 7a4e87 [Preview] No.11439 del
>>11437
The most ironic part is many times what ends up limiting religious freedoms are government policies in the first place. This is like adding more fuel to the fire. "War on drugs" and we end up with a heroin epidemic! "War on poverty" and we end up with unprecedented poverty! "War on terror" and terrorism skyrockets all over the globe! "War on crime" and we end up with rampant crime and corruption! Will the absurdity ever end?


Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 05:02:23 Id: c41033 [Preview] No.11441 del
NA people LUL!


Reader 08/01/2018 (Wed) 05:49:37 Id: ca3d26 [Preview] No.11442 del
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You should've known this was coming when the Noahide Laws where signed in with Public Law 102-14. That's the best part about America, isn't it? Freedom of choice. You'll even get to choose between guillotines.