There’s no clean way to get out of a tar pit, the objective is just to get out. The US jumped into the Syrian tar pit and won’t get out cleanly, but it will be better off having escaped it. From Eric Margolis at lewrockwell.com:
What a mess. The imperial cooks in Washington have turned poor Syria into a poison pit of warring factions, with disastrous results for all.
Henry Kissinger once quipped that it is more dangerous being America’s ally than its enemy. A good example is how Washington used the Kurds in Syria to fight ISIS and then ditched them to face the wrath of the mighty Turkish military alone.
A great hue and cry has gone up from the US corporate media and Congress that the Kurds are being betrayed. The evangelical far right and Israel’s supporters are leading this charge. Israel has secretly been arming and aiding Kurds in Iraq, Iran and Syria since 1975 as a dandy way of splintering the fragile Arab Mideast.
Posted in Foreign Policy, Geopolitics, Governments, Media, Medicine, Politics, War
Tagged Kurds, President Trump, Syria, Syrian War, Syrian withdrawal, Turkey
Government is the cause, free markets are the solution for the health care “crisis.” From Doug Casey at caseyresearch.com:
How to reform the U.S. “health care” system is a continuing topic in the news. I put that phrase in quotes because it’s a misnomer. You don’t insure your health – that can’t be done. You can only insure that the costs of medical care, if your health fails, will be covered. Saying “health care” makes people think that someone else will magically assure their health, which is impossible. Collectivists like to use the phrase as part of their continuing war on what words mean, and how people think.
Health is something you do for yourself with proper diet, exercise, and lifestyle decisions. Medical care is something very different; it’s what you need for acute trauma or disease. People want good health, but all insurance can give them is hospitals, doctors, and medicines – all of which are scary.
Posted in Business, Civil Liberties, Economics, Government, Medicine, Politics
Tagged AMA, FDA, Health Care, Health Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare
Perhaps someday we’ll find the solution for efficient, affordable health care and health insurance: let a free market provide them. Until then, we’re stuck with the current monstrosity. From Dagny Taggart at theorganicprepper.com:
The Affordable Care Act continues to be anything but affordable.
In fact, the healthcare system in the US is in terrible financial shape.
A new study has revealed that waste and needless spending in America’s healthcare system could amount to almost $1 trillion each year. This exceeds the total US military expenditures in 2019 – the world’s largest defense budget – and as much as all of Medicare and Medicaid combined.
This news should not shock anyone.
If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are in serious debt due to medical expenses, you are likely not surprised by the new study’s findings. As we recently reported
, 66.5 percent of all bankruptcies in the US are tied to medical issues, either because of high costs for care or time out of work. An estimated 530,000 families turn to bankruptcy each year because of medical issues and bills.
It’s a conclusive argument against mandatory vaccinations if the vaccines don’t work, especially if the vaccines have dangerous heavy metals mercury and aluminum. From Arjun Walla at collective-evolution.com:
- The Facts:Multiple studies show quite clearly that there is a problem with the MMR & Pertussis vaccines, and many others. What we may be seeing is a failing vaccine, and not a failure to vaccinate.
- Reflect On:With the amount of information clearly showing how some vaccines are ineffective and in many cases causing injury, how is mandatory vaccination at all justifiable?
We are living in a day and age where there is a tremendous divide occurring among the populace on multiple subjects, one of them being vaccination. We are heavily marketed with the idea that vaccines are completely safe for everybody, that they save lives, and that the science is settled. This type of narrative comes straight from pharmaceutical companies and federal health regulatory agencies like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The data don’t support the anti-anti-vaccination cohort. From Arjun Walla at collective-evolution.com:
- The Facts:A 2010 HHS pilot study by the Federal Agency for Health Care Research (AHCR) found that 1 in every 39 vaccines causes injury, a shocking comparison to the claims from the CDC of 1 in every million.
- Reflect On:Are vaccines really as safe as they’re marketed to be?
We are constantly told that vaccines are safe and effective and that there’s nothing to worry about. This simply isn’t the case, and it’s a hard-to-swallow truth that many people refuse to acknowledge. Mass marketing campaigns portray vaccines in a ‘God-like’ light, and the science is being ignored. The truth is that vaccines are actually exempt from double blind placebo controlled studies and they have not been put through appropriate safety testing. Furthermore, a number of concerns have been raised about vaccine safety by a number of scientists arounds the world. I like to use aluminum as an example. A study published in 2011 makes the issue quite clear, stating, “Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Despite almost 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, medical science’s understanding about their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor.” Fast forward nearly a decade later and scientists have now shown that injected aluminum does not exit the body, it actually sticks around and gets carried by specific cells into distant organs and into the brain where it can be detected after injection (source)(source). Multiple studies have emphasized these findings, and the studies do nothing but trigger silence from big pharma as well as our federal health regulatory agencies.
There is very little discussion, much less than there ought to be, about the downsides of psychiatric drugs. From Joseph Mercola at lewrockwell.com:
According to a 2017 study,1 1 in 6 Americans between the ages of 18 and 85 were on psychiatric drugs in 2013, most of them antidepressants. Of them, 84.3% reported long-term use, and having filled three or more prescriptions during the study year.
Despite such pervasive antidepressant use, we’ve not seen any improvement in depression rates. On the contrary, it just seems to be getting worse, and the highest rates of depression are now reported among 18- to 25-year-olds.2
Suicide rates are at an all-time high as well. Statistics reveal suicide rates rose 31% between 2001 and 2017.3 In 2017, nearly 47,000 Americans committed suicide, making it the 10th most common cause of death that year.
While antidepressants are routinely used as a first-line treatment for depression, evidence suggests they cause more problems than they solve. Several studies have shown their effectiveness is on par with placebo,4,5 and some of the worst side effects have long been ignored, or worse, hidden.
Forced vaccinations are morally repugnant and incompatible with freedom. They are also unnecessary. Japan does not require vaccinations and Japanese children are far healthier than American children. From Bill Sardi at lewrockwell.com:
If We Can’t Protect Our Children Are We A Civilized Society?
There is a (raspy) voice in America that is gaining bigger audiences, that is resonating with more and more Americans, that is calling Americans at all ends of the political spectrum to stand up against what is wrong in America. It is a voice of integrity, a voice that seeks to protect defenseless children, a voice that calls for freedom of choice and free markets in healthcare, a voice that calls for America to rally against an American democracy that has morphed into fascism (industry control over government). That raspy voice is that of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (I say raspy because Mr. Kennedy has spasmodic dysphonia, spasms in the muscles in his voice box that interrupt his speech).
WHERE TO PEG MR. KENNEDY
Mr. Kennedy is not going to fit into everybody’s neat little political box. His objective is to bring down Big Pharma. While there are so many voices that decry what Big Pharma has done to America, Mr. Kennedy’s is the only voice with a plan to do that. Kennedy wants to file suit against the big-four vaccine makers, launch legal discovery, and then file fraud allegations against these pharmaceutical giants that would bring them to their knees.
But he is a Democrat. And he is in the pro-global warming crowd. That might not sit well with many Americans, especially conservatives. Yet Mr. Kennedy assails his own Democrat party as being complicit in what he justifiably calls a crime – the fraud surrounding mass mandatory vaccination of American children.