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If you question everything from the mainstream media the likelihood of being led down the garden path by the powers-that-be may be greatly diminished.
Once you’ve realized that it is futile to stop this collectivist tsunami, the next logical question becomes “How do I protect myself and my savings?” The answer is: the same way you would with a regular tsunami… get out of the way!
It could turn out to be "the largest real property forfeiture" in US history, and it was made possible by uttering this magic word.
It is entirely possible that recent events are not enough to convince Americans that it is time to invade Syria. Will there be another Lusitania type event that galvanizes the American public to support an unpopular war?
Any country whose government pursues a course in Keynesian economics will eventually pay a major price for its folly, and, in the US and the EU, we are now seeing the economic chickens coming home to roost.
Put your future prosperity back in your hands and out of the hands of crooks.
Anyone who perceives himself to be a net producer will understandably bristle at the concept that he may well be living in an ineptocracy.
I am not usually one to follow the latest celebrity gossip, but the aftermath of a recent trip to Cuba by Jay-Z and Beyonce caught my attention. Plus, the International Man weekly update.
There is another facet to the immigration tale in First-World countries today. Whilst it is easy to be cognizant of those who are just arriving, the departures are quite a bit less noticeable.
The HSBC debacle provides another striking example of the political risk and double standards that exist within US jurisdiction. HSBC execs got off with no criminal charges for the victimless "crimes" of money-laundering and doing business with countries the US doesn't like. "Crimes" that likely would have landed anyone else in prison for decades.
The President of the United States has arguably greater power than any other person on earth. This power which can be wielded for good or for ill, and as history has repeatedly shown, by making a statement, whether true or not, the President can sway the population toward certain desired goals. Jeff Thomas gives evidence of this from the past and begs the question about future possibilities.
Generally, I tend not to comment on elections, as I consider them to be largely unimportant. That is, regardless of which candidate is elected, the actual outcome tends to be much the same. In most countries, the higher the office being contested, the less real difference there is between the candidates.
Knowing how a nation-state can meddle with the free market can improve your chances of investing success.
Whilst bullying by the most powerful nations has existed for millennia, the world has never before seen the sophisticated minutiae of dominance that we are now witnessing, universally. So, what is the logical outcome of this trend?
The process of tax collection can be compared to that of opening a piñata: one beats the thing and with, sufficient effort, gets a stream of goodies to fall out. Yet more effort = more goodies. With enough effort, every piece of coin, candy and food is shaken out - almost always by destroying the piñata in the process.
A democracy seems a fair way for a group to come to a decision, but can there be times when the majority-rule is less than fair? Jeff Thomas offers his thought-provoking take on the subject...
The US Constitution is widely touted as one of the, if not the, greatest primary governing document the world has ever known. Enforcement of the Constitution's ideals has fallen under hard times lately, but some want to refocus on them again. In this article, the always insightful Jeff Thomas reviews the background of the creation of the US Constitution and of those who were its authors.
I have always found American history interesting, perhaps more colourful than British History. The heroes were always more heroic; the causes more clear. This was particularly true with regard to the period during which the American colonists broke free from Britain. To this day, I consider them thoroughly justified, as they had become a highly productive people who were regarded simply as a cash cow for the Crown.
Democrats, Republicans and Tea Partiers all claim to be “champions” of the Constitution. But the question remains… do any of them really follow the historic document?
While America’s constitution is often praised as a perfect model, the UK actually doesn’t even have a written constitution. So which approach is better? Or, does it even matter? That’s what IM correspondent Jeff Thomas will address today…
Is Thomas Jefferson responsible for America's current-day financial crisis? Is there a revolution on the horizon? IM correspondent Jeff Thomas takes us on a provocative journey - both past and present - of one of the most famous documents ever drafted: The U.S. Constitution
For many years, those of us who are not American have frequently advised our American friends of the coming economic collapse of the US, suggesting that they prepare a "back door" so that they are not trapped in a location that may well be a problematic and even dangerous place to live for themselves and their families.
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