Follow The Money

Read more on this subject: Propaganda
Opinion Column by Chuck Baldwin
By now, most thinking people realize that the numbers being circulated by the Medical/Pharmaceutical/Industrial Complex and their Big Government hacks in the media of people being infected and killed by the coronavirus are grossly exaggerated.

Watch this medical doctor’s report.

And also watch this medical doctor’s report.

Now we learn that medical professionals, most of whom are employed by hospital monopolies, have a personally vested reason to participate in the dishonest practice of fudging corona numbers upward. States are being given government (read: taxpayer) stimulus dollars for each corona case reported.

In Florida, the State receives $132,000 for each reported case of corona. In Nebraska, Minnesota and Montana, the State receives over $300,000 for each reported case of corona. The difference in the amounts received is based on some weird government bureaucrat-created voodoo Medicare formula. The point is, hospitals are being financially rewarded for
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Goodbye, Frank and Francisco

Read more on this subject: Business/ Commerce
Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
TUCSON – Frank and Francisco’s used to be my favorite breakfast joint in Tucson, especially on Tuesday’s, when the $4.50 special was two eggs, two sausage patties or bacon, a big serving of fried potatoes, and either a muffin, biscuit or toast.  It and other restaurants are now shut down because of the coronavirus.

The coffee was the old-fashioned kind, served black in a mug with cream and sugar on the side, without the option of ruining the taste with chocolate, caramel, foamed milk, or flavors of marshmallow, pomegranate, pumpkin and stuff I can’t pronounce.  Bottles of Mexican hot sauce and a bottle of catsup were on each table, along with a stack of napkins.

The now-closed building is done in the architectural style of Early Barrio and is in a neighborhood that has seen better days.  A cheesy plastic sign in front used to say, “For elegant dining, eat elsewhere.”  The tables, chairs, and dinnerware were second-hand and mismatche
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A National Moment To Pause In Our Journey

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
On December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.”

Today, in this Covid 19 world, we need not fear what’s happening, but instead, use our brains, our sanitary practices and our knowledge to defeat this viral enemy.  It’s a mindless adversary with only one talent: to transmit itself through human proximity.  

At the same time, we might understand that this virus brings a moment of reflection to our lives, communities and nation.

For the moment, let’s look at the hysteria foisted upon us by the mainstream media.  In the last 28 days of this epidemic, 21,000 Americans suffered death while over 500,000 Americans have been infected. That’s around 2 percent death rate.

At the same time, 1,700 Americans die of heart attacks, daily.  Another 1,600 die from cancer, daily.  Another 227 die from being overweight via diabetes, daily.  Over 450,000 Ameri
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Is America's Current Crisis In All Areas The Fault of Baby Boomers?

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
This week, quite a few responses arrived in my “inbox” concerning my column last week, “I cry for my country: A baby boomer’s Lament.”

One reader complained, “It’s all your generation’s fault for what’s happening to America today.”   

He said, “I’m 38, so I’m either the oldest millennial or the youngest generation X’er. Who knows?  My point is most of us 30’s guys all believe the boomers are what happened to this country and why we are now going down like the Titanic.”

He complained that we created Earth Day in 1970, but with all our enthusiasm for stopping the Vietnam War and saving the planet, we returned to the “make money” path that led to the largest consumer- civilization in history, and we destroyed the environment of the planet in the process.

“I literally still make the same wages per hour did when I was eighteen,” he said. “I wa
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As Bloomberg Goes, so Goes the Nation

Read more on this subject: MEDIA (MainStreamMedia – aka MSM)
Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
TUCSON – Ever since the start of the coronavirus crisis, my wife and I have been turning on Bloomberg News at 5:30 AM Pacific time to watch it during our morning exercise, even though watching it is bad for our indigestion and mental health.

We don’t watch it because we’re masochists but because we want to know what the business, economic, political, governmental, and media establishments are saying about the virus and the economy, so we can take their herd mentality into consideration in making personal decisions, especially investment decisions.

Yikes!  The country is in deep trouble if the hosts and guests on Bloomberg are the best and brightest Americans.  The same could be said of the hosts and guests at other news outlets, whether on the left or right, or on TV or radio, or in the print media.  

We had quarantined ourselves from almost all mass media years ago and stuck to reading history in isolation, for fear of acquiring permanent brain dam
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The End of America As We Knew Her

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
While we keep our social distance, and, while we watch Covid 19 rage across America, few appreciate a greater ‘virus’ that’s creating the ‘death’ of America as we knew her in 1965.

As quickly as the Coronavirus races across the American landscape killing thousands of people, another virus, self-imposed by our own elected representatives in Washington DC, races across our country at a rate of over 100,000 new additions every 30 days.  What constitutes this modern disease creating the ‘death’ of America as we knew her?  

The disease more dangerous and deadly than Covid 19?  Answer: endless legal and illegal immigration of third world people and their cultures and religions.  Few understand the long-term ramifications of making America a quagmire of dozens of foreign cultures, languages, violent religions and world views. 

Can Western Civilization Survive Another 100,000,000 Legal Immigrants pred
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Henry Kissinger: World to Irrevocably Change Post-COVID-19

Read more on this subject: New World Order
Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Henry Kissinger: World to Irrevocably Change Post-COVID-19

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

What a post-COVID-19 world will look like will best be known in hindsight. Some clues:

The manufactured 2008-09 financial crisis enabled powerful interests to consolidate to greater size and influence.

It facilitated an enormous transfer of wealth from ordinary people in the US and other Western nations to privileged interests.

Force-fed austerity followed in these countries at a time when economic stimulus and putting money in the pockets of ordinary people were needed.

Was the decade-ago financial crisis a prelude for what’s now unfolding?

Was it relatively minor in harm to ordinary people compared to today’s dual public health/economic crisis and what lies ahead that won’t likely abate easily or soon?

Will it change the Western or entire world ahead? Henry Kissinger, aged-96, thinks so.

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I Cry For Our Country: A Baby Boomer’s Lament

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
At this point in our country’s history, with this Covid pandemic knocking on all our doors 24/7, I find myself contemplating life, our country’s future, our children’s future and the rest of humanity.  This crisis proves itself beyond anything I’ve seen in my 73 years of living. 

If it’s true that some maniac scientists in Wuhan, China created this bio-weapon, or it simply erupted out of the filthy conditions of ‘wet markets’ that you may have seen on YouTube videos—the Chinese maintain an exceedingly unsanitary culture in their food chain.  Whatever it is, it’s killing a lot of people.

From what we’re being told, something like 100,000 to 200,000 of us will see death in the coming months.  It could be anyone in my family. Heck, I could be gone because it kills most folks over 70 years of age.

As a baby boomer, I’ve lived a wonderful life.  By dumb luck, I lived through the V
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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: April 5, 2020 Edition

Read more on this subject: Humor
Opinion Column by John Semmens
Schumer Appalled by Trump Letter

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) expressed his disgust at “Trump’s unpresidential response to my criticism of his failures. Rather than graciously acknowledge his deficiencies and resign from office, he defended his leadership during the COVID-19 crisis, corrected my so-called inaccuracies, and called me a bad senator.”

Trump rebutted the Senator’s criticisms by pointing out that “his demand that I appoint a ‘czar’ to lead us in this crisis conveniently ignores the fact that Vice-President Pence has already been appointed to head up our effort and that Rear Admiral John Polowczyk is in charge of purchasing and distributing medical supplies. His complaint that I have left the states to fend for themselves is demonstrably false. We have given lots of aid to his state of New York—much of it to make up for shortages resulting from prior poor decisions by Governor Cuomo.”

Schumer jumped at the cha
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