"Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce, and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate." -- President James A. Garfield, two weeks before he was assassinated

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The Cloward–Piven strategy was developed in 1966 by Americans Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven - both sociologists and political activists. The Cloward–Piven strategy focused on overloading the United States public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis, which would ultimately lead to replacing the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty".

An ancillary consequence of the strategy includes shoring up of the Democratic Party, which at the time was splintered by pluralistic interests. Another side effect would be relieving local and state governments of public welfare burdens, since the burden would be shifted to the federal government - in other words, in a manifestation of socialism. Taxpayers, of course, would cover the cost in either case.

Cloward and Piven focused primarily on redistribution of income, stating that full enrollment in welfare programs:

"would produce bureaucratic disruption in welfare agencies and fiscal disruption in local and state governments" that would: "...deepen existing divisions among elements in the big-city Democratic coalition: the remaining white middle class, the working-class ethnic groups and the growing minority poor. To avoid a further weakening of that historic coalition, a national Democratic administration would be constrained to advance a federal solution to poverty that would override local welfare failures, local class and racial conflicts and local revenue dilemmas."...

The ultimate objective of this strategy—to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income—will be questioned by some. Because the ideal of individual social and economic mobility has deep roots, even activists seem reluctant to call for national programs to eliminate poverty by the outright redistribution of income.

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Posted on: Sep 20 07:26

Young adults, as well as Democrats, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those living with a partner are most accepting of open marriages — “a marriage where both spouses agree that they can date or have sex with other people” — Pew Research Center found.

The survey, which was conducted with 5,073 respondents between April 10-16 and published in September, found that more than half (51 percent) of young adults ages 18-29 say open marriages are “acceptable.” Young adults are the age group most likely to hold this view, with older adults expressing less support as they increase in age. 

Webmaster addition: That's because us old people don't have the energy. :(

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Posted on: Sep 20 07:25

Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, recently claimed his client “did not share money” with President Joe Biden, contradicting Hunter Biden’s own messages to family members.

“I can tell you that Hunter did not share his business with his dad,” Lowell told CNN. “I can tell you that he did not share money from his businesses with his dad. And as the evidence out there, his dad, like all good parents, tried to help Hunter when Hunter needed that help.”

The statement by Lowell, a newer member of the Hunter Biden defense team, is a dramatic narrative shift in the Biden world.

Before the 2020 election, Joe Biden consistently claimed that he never spoke to his son about the family business. “First of all, I have never discussed with my son or my brother or anyone else anything having to do with their business, period,” Biden said in August 2019.

Joe Biden maintained that position until June 2023, when White House spokesman Ian Sams alleged that Joe Biden was not in business with his family. “As we have said many times before, the president was not in business with his son,” he said June 29.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Sep 20 07:22

The right-leaning lobbying group Look Ahead America (LAA) has touted itself as the tip of the spear for investigating and reporting Arizona election irregularities. However, despite their claim of unequivocal evidence of fraud, they’ve once again been thwarted by Democrat Attorney General Kris Hayes’s office.

LAA claims to have provided clear evidence of 69 cases of double-voting in the 2020 and 2022 general elections, while one voter appears to have voted in three states in every election since 2016. Despite the alleged proof, the Arizona AG’s office dismissed all cases without consideration of the evidence. LAA reports that the rejection letter stated:

“Based on a review of this information provided to our office, it has been determined that this office will not initiate a criminal investigation in this matter. This is since we are no longer reviewing these complaints based on historical elements and the unlikelihood of any potential prosecution after the length of time has passed.”

The rejection is particularly troubling given the continuing legal challenges by Hayes’s Republican opponent, Abe Hamedah, who still contends that he, not Hayes, won the 2022 election.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Sep 20 07:20

While lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. debate sending billions more in military aid to Ukraine, an American citizen journalist, Gonzalo Lira, is languishing in a Ukrainian prison on allegations of spreading Russian propaganda, throwing into question the status of free speech in the supposed democracy the Biden administration argues is worthy of more taxpayer dollars.

The Biden administration is asking Congress to approve another $24 billion for Ukraine for now through the end of this year, which would add to the $113 billion that Congress has committed to the country since its war with Russia began in February of last year.

President Biden on Tuesday at the United Nations argued that investment in Ukraine was an investment in “the future of every country that seeks a world governed by basic rules.”

However, the administration has been much less vocal about Ukraine potentially violating the rights of an American journalist who is currently detained in Ukraine for his reporting; and in a speech at the U.N. almost entirely devoted to Ukraine, the status of Gonzalo Lira was not mentioned once by Biden.

Lira, a dual citizen of the United States and Chile who was living in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv at the time of the Russian invasion, is reportedly facing between five to eight years in prison under Ukraine’s wartime propaganda laws.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Sep 20 07:18

On Friday, leading 2024 presidential candidate and 45th President Donald Trump vowed to pardon or commute the sentences of pro-life advocates and all political prisoners who have been unfairly targeted by President Joe Biden’s administration on the first day of his second term.

“Under [President Joe] Biden, others are being sentenced to 10, 15, and even 20 years in prison for retribution for their political beliefs, while Antifa and other groups burn-down cities like Portland, like Minneapolis. … They kill people, they loot, they plunder, and they go free,” Trump said to the 2023 Pray Vote Stand Summit.

“To reverse these cruel travesties of justice, tonight I’m announcing that the moment I win the election, I will appoint a special task force to rapidly review the cases of every political prisoner who’s been unjustly persecuted by the Biden administration … so that I can study the situation very quickly and sign their pardons or commutations on Day One,” Trump added.

“Never again will the federal government be used to target religious believers,” Trump continued.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RELIGION/ATHEISM
Posted on: Sep 20 07:17

 A prosecutor in Sacramento, California, is suing the city over its failure to remove homeless encampments from sidewalks, the Associated Press reported.

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Posted on: Sep 19 21:17

 Fox News’ Martha MacCallum told White House National Security spokesperson John Kirby that President Joe Biden is failing in regards to the U.S.-Mexico border crisis.

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Posted on: Sep 19 21:16

 A San Francisco school is operating on an $832,000 budget, despite only having 11 students, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Posted on: Sep 19 21:15

 Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York was fact-checked in the middle of a hearing by a witness Wednesday over a claim about greenhouse emissions.

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Posted on: Sep 19 21:15

Aussie children are experiencing their first "climate lockdown."

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Posted on: Sep 19 17:11
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Posted on: Sep 19 13:53
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Posted on: Sep 19 13:52

 It seems like every other day we are reporting on another key piece of United States infrastructure that has exploded or gone up in flames, with the latest incident occurring at Radius Recycling, formerly known as Schnitzer Steel, in Columbus, Ga.

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Posted on: Sep 19 13:52

 The French government watchdog agency National Frequency Agency (ANFR) recently ordered to stop iPhone 12 sales over concerns that the smartphone emits too much radiation. The ban was implemented after a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) test, which measures how much radio frequency is absorbed into a body from a device, exceeded European radiation exposure limits.

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Posted on: Sep 19 13:52

Rishi Sunak is considering weakening some of the government's key green commitments in a major policy shift.

It could include delaying a ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel cars and phasing out gas boilers, multiple sources have told the BBC.

The PM is preparing to set out the changes in a speech in the coming days.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
Posted on: Sep 19 13:52

 Democratic Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson has been exploring opening taxpayer-funded, city-owned grocery stores in areas where businesses have already closed down due to rampant crime. The mayor is partnering with the Economic Security Project, an ideas advocacy organization that claims to build economic power for all Americans, to "brainstorm" the possibility of operating these local government-controlled groceries.

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Posted on: Sep 19 13:49

 The royal family of the United Kingdom has officially been banned from a 175-year-old tradition of deer stalking, fishing or hunting at the five-century-old Abergeldie Estate in Scotland.

 

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Posted on: Sep 19 13:48

 At least one American has been captured and detained by the Taliban for allegedly promoting Christianity in Afghanistan as part of a long-standing NGO that has worked in the country.

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Posted on: Sep 19 13:47

 An internet watchdog is speaking out about the alarming trend of pedophiles working together online to use open-source artificial intelligence to create child sexual abuse material.

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Posted on: Sep 19 13:47

 Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey, a Democrat who took office earlier this year, has announced that she will issue an executive order to prohibit state agencies from buying single-use plastic bottles.

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Posted on: Sep 19 13:01

 Former college swimmer Riley Gaines highlighted the utter absurdity of radical leftist gender ideology after someone made the oft-repeated, preposterous claim that transgender women are women.

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Posted on: Sep 19 13:01

 Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton of Virginia, 55, has announced that she will retire from Congress after serving her current term.

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Posted on: Sep 19 12:59

 Surveillance video captured the terrifying moments when a darkly clothed, hooded, masked individual got behind the counter of a Seattle-area gas station market Friday night and relentlessly punched, stomped, and kicked the female cashier.

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Posted on: Sep 19 12:59

 General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, insisted that he was not sure what the word “woke” means.

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Posted on: Sep 19 12:58

The effectiveness of the fourth Covid vaccine dose against death was around zero, a new analysis of official ONS data by top public health scientist Professor Eyal Shahar shows.

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Posted on: Sep 19 12:53