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Coddingtons Corner: Trump’s not the new Hitler… he’s the new Kaiser Bill

Germany’s Great War leader was a blustering, reckless gambler who took the world over the abyss. Sound familiar?

Andrew J. Bacevich

8 April 2017

Massachusetts

All politicians wear masks. Donald Trump’s favourite is that of Maximum Leader. It was on display during this past week. ‘If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will,’ he said at the weekend, ahead of his meeting with Xi Jinping — a throwaway comment that could end up causing mayhem in the Far East. Next, his reaction to news of a chemical bombing in Syria. Trump blamed the atrocity on his predecessor’s ‘weakness and irresolution’, suggesting that he is keen to show the world what strength and resolve look like. The President, it seems, is not too dissimilar to the nightmare his political enemies warned us about: a nuclear-armed hothead itching to show the world how tough he is.

continue reading via https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/04/trumps-not-the-new-hitler-hes-the-new-kaiser-bill/#

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Ann Coulter: Lassie, Come Home

by ANN COULTER 12 Apr 2017

War is like crack for presidents. It confers instant gravitas, catapulting them to respectability, bypassing all station stops. They get to make macho pronouncements on a topic where every utterance is seen as august.

On the other hand, Trump’s Syrian misadventure is immoral, violates every promise he ran on, and could sink his presidency.

read further at http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/04/12/ann-coulter-lassie-come-home/

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The Simple Vegetable Gardening Cheat Sheet: All You Need to Know

When to plant, when to harvest, and more

BY Mike Barrett
Natural Society

April 1, 2015

With Spring coming through, it’s time to start planning for that beautiful organic garden. Let’s face it; one great way to avoid the threat of genetically modified foods, pesticides, and toxic additives is to start your own organic garden. Whether you have gardened before or you will just be getting into it for the first time, below you will find a very helpful infographic with tons of information to make your experience that much easier.

Continue reading https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/04/no_author/the-vegetable-garden-cheat-sheet/

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The immigration debate continues to rage, and as is normally the case, the solutions of the left and the right both end up in the exact same place: a larger federal government.

The only way to see this situation with any clarity is from the perspective of liberty, which is the perspective of the founders—and when you do, the view changes significantly.

All across social media, not even to speak of the mainstream media, people seem to be looking at the immigration issue incorrectly. The old parties take their predictable positions. People inclined more leftward seem to want open borders with full-time Virtue Signaling Teams distributing government benefits to lure in new voters, while many on the right want to register everyone, build a wall and, if pushed, probably put sharpshooters at the top.

The constitutional perspective is completely different.

To begin with, the Constitution is essentially a libertarian document in the sense that its main concern is the liberty of the people, accomplished by restraining the size of government—the main threat to individual liberty. The federal government, the founders said, can exercise only those powers we delegate to it. The rest go to the people and the states. In fact, the main power that governments could have, the “police power” to pass laws relating to health, safety and welfare, was denied the federal government and given the states by the founders.

So, does the Constitution specifically give the power over immigration to the federal government? Before you can say of course it does, take a close look at the enumerated powers.

It does not.

Continue reading via Tenth Amendment Center (TAC): The Immigration Double-Cross

Article by John D. Pierce, Esq.  John “JD” Pierce is a Contributor to the Tenth Amendment Center, a property law attorney, an adjunct law professor, a registered Libertarian and an avid Constitutionalist.

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Death on the Prescription Plan
The ‘White Plague’ of the 21st Century
JAMES PETRAS • APRIL 6, 2017

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Over the past two decades hundreds of thousands of Americans have died prematurely because of irresponsibly prescribed narcotic ‘pain killers’ and other central nervous system depressants, like tranquillizers and their deadly interactions. The undeniable fact is that they have been mostly from the white working and lower middle class from rural and deindustrialized regions. The governing elite and oligarch macro-decision makers have quietly dismissed this sector of the country as ‘surplus’. The victims or their surviving family members have no chance of redress for the widespread malpractice and greed that led to their addiction or death. The government as a whole and the oligarch-controlled mass media have deliberately failed to document and investigate the deep causes for the epidemic, except to spout the usual superficial ‘clichéd explanations’.

Read more at http://www.unz.com/jpetras/death-on-the-prescription-plan/

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[Editor’s Note: This letter was sent to the Chairwomen of the 2017 Platform Committee, Dr. Carolyn McLarty. Wayne Hill, who wrote the letter, was appointed by Rogers County to be a delegate. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.]

Dear Dr. McLarty,

 

“If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work?  Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair.  The event is in the hands of God.”   George Washington

 

“A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy….  While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”  Samuel Adams

 

Wayne Hill – Rogers County – I disavow the 2017 OKGOP Platform for the reasons stated below.  Please remove my name from being associated with this document.

 

There are stands a man must take to live with oneself and before God.  The defense of life is one of those foundational convictions and a cornerstone of all liberties.  If we do not wholly and fully defend life what is worth defending?

 

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Trump’s Base Revolts Against Syria Strike

Democrats and neocons support him – Trump’s supporters, not so much

by Justin Raimondo, April 10, 2017

President Trump’s former enemies in the mainstream media, which he has characterized as purveyors of “fake news,” turned on a dime the moment he bombed Syria: the Establishment was thrilled that, suddenly, he was acting “presidential.” CNN, a particular target of the President’s ire, was gushing: NBC’s Brian Williams, in a bizarre turn of phrase, hailed the “beauty” of the bombing, which killed a number of civilians. Democratic party politicians, with few exceptions, stood at attention and saluted, while Trump’s Republican critics – notably John McCain and Lindsey Graham – praised the President while taking the opportunity to agitate for more extensive military action.

read further at http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/04/09/trumps-base-revolts-against-syria-strike/

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Obscured American: Rudy Dent a 9-11 First Responder
LINH DINH • APRIL 9, 2017

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On February 18th, I was in Detroit to attend a presentation, “The War on Islam: 9/11 Revisited, Uncovered & Exposed.” Sponsored by the Nation of Islam, it featured Kevin Barrett, Richard Gage and Christopher Bollyn.

Prefacing, Ilia Rashad Muhammad remarked that 9/11 is more relevant than ever, since it has been used to curb the freedoms of all Americans, especially Muslims. Moreover, it has “literally impacted America, and the world, like never before.” As a pretext for endless war, 9/11 hasn’t just deformed this whole earth, it threatens to destroy it.

Read further at http://www.unz.com/ldinh/obscured-american-rudy-dent-a-9-11-first-responder/

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The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syria

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April 7 2017

But U.S. war fever waits for nothing. Once the tidal wave of American war frenzy is unleashed, questioning the casus belli is impermissible. Wanting conclusive evidence before bombing commences is vilified as sympathy with and support for the foreign villain (the same way that asking for evidence of claims against Russia instantly converts one into a “Kremlin agent” or “stooge”

Read further at https://theintercept.com/2017/04/07/the-spoils-of-war-trump-lavished-with-media-and-bipartisan-praise-for-bombing-syria/

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This Isn’t the Foreign Policy Trump Campaigned On

He is proving more aggressive and adventuresome than Obama was.

By ROBERT W. MERRYApril 7, 2017

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It may be too early to tell for sure, but Donald Trump is looking more and more like a phony. He’s also looking like a weakling. And a political ingrate. All this is coming into stark relief with accelerating events involving Syria. The United States launched dozens of missiles against Syrian military installations to retaliate for the chemical attack on rebel-held territory. Thus did Trump demonstrate that, to the extent that his foreign policy differs from that of his predecessor, it is more aggressive and adventuresome than Obama’s. That’s the opposite of how he campaigned.

Continue reading http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/this-isnt-the-foreign-policy-trump-campaigned-on/

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Coddingtons Corner:  Woodrow Wilson made democracy unsafe for the world — by James Bovard

Let’s stop kidding ourselves. The U.S. role in World War I had disastrous consequences.

This week is the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s speech to Congress seeking a declaration of war against Germany. Many people celebrate this centenary of America’s emergence as a world power. But, when the Trump administration is bombing or rattling sabers at half a dozen nations while many Democrats clamor to fight Russia, it is worth reviewing World War One’s high hopes and dire results.

Wilson was narrowly re-elected in 1916 based on a campaign slogan, “He kept us out of war.” But Wilson had massively violated neutrality by providing armaments and money to the Allied powers that had been fighting Germany since 1914. In his war speech to Congress, Wilson hailed the U.S. government as “one of the champions of the rights of mankind” and proclaimed that “the world must be made safe for democracy.”

read more at https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/04/04/woodrow-wilson-democracy-world-war-james-bovard-column/99959474/

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Conspiracy with and Without Conspirators
Karel van Wolferen

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The term ‘Deep State’ has entered established parrot journalism, where it joins ‘the one percent’, the other notion ascended from the internet ‘underground’. You can tell by the way it is now mocked in mainstream publications. I first noticed when one of those informed its readers that it lurked somewhere in the remote internet corners given over to conspiracy theory. And now, quite suddenly, there is a mini avalanche of pieces explaining for example why such a thing may exist in Turkey (where the term was first used) or Egypt, but not the United States where all manner of protections guard against it. David Remnick’s article in the New Yorker reflects considerable confusion in parrot journalism ranks about what to do with this concept that has forced itself on America’s consciousness through the combined maneuvers of state and non-state institutions intending to get rid of the new president.

Read further at http://www.unz.com/article/conspiracy-with-and-without-conspirators/

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