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Making America Irrelevant Again
By Bionic Mosquito
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/05/bionic-mosquito/making-america-irrelevant-again/
https://tinyurl.com/yatpbfgp

It is easy to say that Trump is failing on the one thing I thought made him a better candidate than most others two years ago and that is on the issue of war and empire. Well, that and he was a great stick in the eye of those who work hard to control the narrative.

I must admit, in many ways he is turning out even better than I had hoped…well, if we all (literally) survive his time in office.

Internationally, can you think of a time in your lifetime when the United States government so consistently and widely – and openly – made itself a pariah? For the Europeans, it is the Iran nuclear deal; for East Asians, it is North Korea; for Arabs not associated with the Kingdom…well, that’s pretty much the same as always, but Nikki Haley has a way of putting an exclamation point on it, doesn’t she.

On trade it’s the TPP, NAFTA, China dumping, etc. Every action drives allies away and drives all players to find ways to circumvent or avoid US markets, the US Dollar, US technology, etc.

Nationally…the election itself made clear the divide in America – the red counties vs. the blue counties; the deplorables vs. the “civilized.” We have the NFL and the flag – America, love it or leave it has come back in vogue. All thanks to the Donald.

Trump is doing more to accelerate the decentralization of the empire and the decentralization of the country than any other president in my lifetime. As libertarianism in theory is decentralization in practice – and as I suggested a year ago – I think Trump is the most libertarian president of my lifetime.

Does this end with the end of his presidency? I don’t think so. These trends are all inevitable; we can only thank God that the right man showed up at the right time to accelerate the process. Whoever comes next won’t matter (although if the deplorables don’t get what they want this time, the civilized might look longingly back on the days of Trump), because the direction is inevitable and won’t be reversed.

Speaking of the end of his presidency, it seems to me that Trump is setting up for a smashing victory in the upcoming mid-terms. I have suspected for quite some time that he (along with a subset of Republicans in Congress and some in the administration) are lining up their investigative actions and news leaks to come exploding full-tilt on the scene about four weeks before the November elections.

We know the news already and that it will be bad for the Democrats. Trump is merely orchestrating the timing. Talk about tearing the country apart, I think we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Like I said, the most libertarian president of my lifetime.
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Guerilla Marketing in Ohio
by Brian W. Ryman

Our detractors can sometimes be our best allies.

A friend of mine had an "adult arcade" in a small town in Ohio. He had to shut it down for a while due to a flood and took his signage down to keep people for mistakenly going there. During the renovations, the town council changed the signage ordinance so that he couldn't put his signs back up.

He had no way to let his potential customers know when the renovation was to be complete and the shop would be open for business so he had to engage in a bit of guerilla marketing. He called the local churches as a concerned citizen and warned them that a moral blight on the community was about to reopen.

Sure enough- the next day there were a dozen protestors from one of the megachurches in the area waving signs outside his business. The townsfolk knew that they would be open soon and his business traffic soon surpassed its pre-closure records.
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Trump administration seeks to lift ban on luring bears with bacon, doughnuts in Alaska at

http://abc7.com/…/interior-moves-to-lift-restricti…/3512108/

https://tinyurl.com/y89z86oq

that looks like an effort to enable fucking up predators.....

you know the ones I mean.....

excellent headline.....do the Blue Lives Matter folk know about this?
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copsuckers.......this is for you....
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14 Common Arguments against Immigration and Why They’re Wrong
by Alex Nowrasteh
https://fee.org/articles/14-common-arguments-against-immigration-and-why-they-re-wrong/
https://tinyurl.com/y6wxerjy
https://www.cato.org/blog/14-most-common-arguments-against-immigration-why-theyre-wrong
https://tinyurl.com/y9eywqvz

1. “Immigrants will take American jobs, lower our wages, and especially hurt the poor.” The effects on less-skilled native-born Americans might be very small or even positive.

2. “Immigrants abuse the welfare state.” Far from draining the welfare state, immigrants have given the entitlement portions a few more years of operation before bankruptcy.

3. “Immigrants increase the budget deficit and government debt.” Immigrants grow the economy considerably and increase tax revenue.

4. “Immigrants increase economic inequality.” The effects on inequality are small compared to other factors.

5. “Today’s immigrants don’t assimilate like immigrants from previous waves did.” Assimilation is never perfect and always takes time, but it’s going very well.

6. “Immigrants are a major source of crime.” A recent finding on this issue shows that illegal immigration is not correlated with violent crime rates nor is it causal.

7. “Immigrants pose a unique risk today because of terrorism.” A single deadly terrorist entered as a result of a vetting failure for every 379 million visas or status approvals from 2002 through 2016.

8. “It’s easy to immigrate to America, and we’re the most open country in the world.” The annual flow of immigrants as a percent of our population is below most other OECD countries.

9. “Amnesty or a failure to enforce our immigration laws will destroy the Rule of Law in the United States.” Enforcing laws that are inherently capricious and that are contrary to our traditions is inconsistent with a stable Rule of Law.

10. “National sovereignty.” National sovereign control over immigration means that the government can do whatever it wants with that power—including relinquishing it entirely.

11. “Immigrants won’t vote for the Republican Party—look at what happened to California.” Whether immigrants vote for Republicans is mostly up to how Republicans treat them.

12. “Immigrants bring with them their bad cultures, ideas, or other factors that will undermine our institutions.” Those who decide to come here mostly admire American institutions or have opinions on policies that are very similar to those of native-born Americans.

13. “The brain drain of smart immigrants to the United State impoverished other countries.” Instead of being called a brain drain, this phenomenon should be accurately called a skill flow.

14. “Immigrants will increase crowding, harm the environment, and [insert misanthropic statement here].” The problems of crowding are manageable because more immigrants also means a larger tax base.

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