Collapse News /collapse Collapse News is your source for breaking news Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:01:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New dystopian sci-fi series depicts totalitarian society run by corporate giants like Monsanto /collapse/2017-01-25-new-dystopian-sci-fi-film-depicts-totalitarian-society-run-by-corporate-giants-like-monsanto /collapse/2017-01-25-new-dystopian-sci-fi-film-depicts-totalitarian-society-run-by-corporate-giants-like-monsanto#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 They often say that art imitates life and that, sadly, never seems truer than when it comes to science fiction. Despite the fact that most stories in the genre are otherworldly, time has shown that writers and filmmakers are never all that far off when it comes to predicting the future. The latest example of a science-fiction story resembling real-life far too closely is Incorporated — a new TV series on the Syfy channel that finds the United States being run completely by corporations in the not-too-distant future.

Chuck Barney of The Mercury News reports, “Set in 2074, ‘Incorporated’ (10 p.m. Wednesdays, Syfy) imagines a world where many countries have gone bankrupt after a rash of calamities. In the absence of effective government, mighty corporations have become de-facto governments. A small sliver of the population lives in luxury, while most people live in squalor and fear.”

While this subject has been a major plot point in many fictional stories throughout the years, it has never been more timely than in 2017. Thanks to the globalist empire that looks to create a singular, world government, corporations like Monsanto are stronger than ever. While there are plenty of patriots and freedom-loving folks who are trying their hardest to prevent this takeover from manifesting, the powers that be are not going down without a fight. We saw this happen very recently with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Of course, the people spoke and Donald Trump was elected, but it was an extremely close race.

We came dangerously close to having President Hillary Clinton, which certainly would have meant having a Monsanto-backed leader of the free world. In a lot of ways, the corporations would have been running our country. Clinton merely would have been a figurehead. So while Incorporated may be a fictional television show, reality isn’t too far off. (RELATED: For more news regarding a potential societal collapse, visit

Even star Dennis Haysbert believes that a dystopian future could be on the horizon if our federal government doesn’t divert from that potentially horrific path. Haysbert stated, “We are nose-diving into that world. I just hope it doesn’t become as dystopian as the show … I think a lot of people have lost their integrity. They all drank the Kool-Aid. Let’s see if it backs up on them.”

Hollywood, a lot of the time, tries to avoid subjects that paint the federal government in a negative light. Since the film industry is run by the same leftists that bowed down at the throne of President Barack Obama, they refused to create anything that could potentially make him look bad. Thankfully, it appears as though there are still some people in the entertainment industry that are willing to expose the truth and show just how corrupt the United States government has become.

While Incorporated may not be the solution to all of our problems, it could definitely help start a conversation about the direction that our country is headed — and has been headed for quite some time. If we are ever going to overcome the odds and receive true liberty in the United States, we are going to need the public at large to know that there are severe issues challenging our freedom every single day.

Though the best way would be through facts and statistics, fiction has a history of getting the point across in a much more easily digestible manner for the average person. That’s what we should be doing with Incorporated and other science fiction stories of a similar nature. It may sound silly in theory, but in execution, it could very well work in our favor.



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Europeans contemplating free-money handouts with a ‘universal income’ after robots challenge the job market /collapse/2017-01-25-europeans-contemplating-free-money-handouts-with-a-universal-income-after-robots-challenge-the-job-market /collapse/2017-01-25-europeans-contemplating-free-money-handouts-with-a-universal-income-after-robots-challenge-the-job-market#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 If you were just getting familiar with the term “universal health care,” get used to its cousin, dubbed “universal income.” Certain areas of Europe are trying that idea on for size. They must have forgotten that Monopoly money isn’t actually real money, given how willing they are to hand out “free” money.

Numerous countries are providing rationale for “free” money initiatives

Although the idea of providing people who do nothing to obtain the money with a “basic income” or “universal basic income,” as they also call it, seems preposterous to people who believe in working to earn income, numerous European countries are buying into the scheme. In France, two out of seven socialist candidates for president are supporters of the plan to give this type of free money. A proposed plan in that country would provide between about $650 and $800 per month per person. Other countries are also keen on the idea. That includes Finland, which just began a program on January 1 that provides about $600 (US dollar equivalent) per month in basic income per unemployed person.

Word is that some would like the United States to consider such a plan. It is doubtful that it would float while Donald Trump is president, however, given that he and his family members so clearly value hard work in exchange for receiving income.

Money still doesn’t grow on trees

We all would love it if money grew on trees, but the reality is, people throughout history have needed to work to generate income. Those in favor of initiatives mandating the distribution of “free” money argue that large numbers of jobs are being replaced by robots. That challenge isn’t just occurring in Europe. In the United States, it is expected that close to half of workers could be in jeopardy of losing their jobs to automation, according to a 2015 Oxford University study.

Certain experts in Europe say that the days of rapidly expanding economies are now in the rear-view mirror. Advocates of giving away free money also say that when people don’t have the obligation to go to their jobs each day, they have more free time to help others, tend to their own needs and start businesses, among other pursuits. (Note: This is what “free time” and “vacation” and “retirement” are for.)

Serious down sides – and better solutions

It comes as no surprise that some critics are saying providing people with free money, with no strings attached, will encourage them to be lazy. Although it is true that the best things in life are free, money isn’t one of those free things. Saying that “universal income” is free money is just an illusion, for the money has to come from somewhere – or, more accurately, someone. So the burning question is, exactly where is the “basic income” coming from? One of the main sources is – no surprise – taxes. Eventually a system like that runs out of other people’s money. And who wants to work hard and pay ever-higher taxes just so others can do no work and collect their money? Where is the incentive for anyone to work under a system like that?

Although automation and robots are reducing the number of jobs available to humans, simply providing people with supposedly free money isn’t a valid or sustainable solution. Countries need to find ways to create jobs that cannot be replaced by robots. Not all types of work can be accomplished without human activity and input. Many jobs need that human touch, that high level of intelligence and problem-solving skills that only humans can provide. There are certainly solutions other than a “universal income” scheme, and with some creativity and innovation, those solutions can be found.


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Goodbye, Obama, you “sleeper cell” traitor and enemy of America… (you won’t be missed) /collapse/2017-01-24-goodbye-obama-you-sleeper-cell-traitor-and-enemy-of-america /collapse/2017-01-24-goodbye-obama-you-sleeper-cell-traitor-and-enemy-of-america#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 For the first time I can remember, we now have a nation led by a President who answers to the people, not the corporate lobbyists and special interests. He’s already clobbered the TPP, for example, and there’s much more to come. “What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people,” President Donald J. Trump said in his inauguration speech. “January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”

Leaving the White House is “sleeper cell” Barack Hussein Obama, an enemy of liberty, a serial liar and someone who meticulously followed a Soviet-style plan of subversion to systematically destroy America. Let’s hope Trump initiates criminal investigations into at least some of the anti-American hucksters and mafia bosses who ran his regime (Lois Lerner, Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, etc).

Here’s how Obama aided and abetted America’s enemies over the last eight years

Over the last eight years, Obama has systematically assaulted America’s economy, culture, liberties and international reputation. He has deliberately aided America’s enemies (like Iran) while stiffing allies in the Middle East (like Israel). His political decisions, both domestic and international, have been designed from the start to weaken and disrupt the United States of America while empowering America’s enemies, both domestically and overseas.

“Obama can burn in hell for his crimes against the people of this country,” writes Dave Hodges of The Commonsense Show. “Regardless of what the next four years may bring, we can all celebrate one sentiment. The most despicable President in American history is gone.”

He adds:

Economically, Obama is the worst President in American history. The net effect of his failed Marxist/communist economic policies, Obama comes in in 4th place as the absolute worst president in American history with regard to GDP growth at a miserable 1.457%.

Here’s how Obama attempted to systematically destroy America

– The national debt: When Obama was campaigning for his first term in 2008, he called then-President George W. Bush’s doubling of the national debt “unpatriotic.” During an event in North Dakota, Obama accused Bush of endangering our children’s future by writing checks “on the Bank of China” to expand the size of the debt to an enormous amount:

But over his two terms, the amount of debt has doubled once again, and now sits at a mind-boggling $20 trillion. Should the United States find itself in a real shooting war with a great power, it will be difficult to purchase war materiel because of this massive debt.

– The Middle East: Though this part of the world has not been what you would call “stable” for quite some time, at least its dictators kept a lid on things. Their respective populations may not have been all that happy, but their societies weren’t in a state of collapse. All that changed under the Obama administration, which has, with the help of Hillary Clinton, gutted numerous nations and forcing them into a state of collapse. (Such as Libya)

– Terrorism: Obama’s refugee resettlement program — where he’s accelerating the pace at which people from terrorist-breeding parts of the world like the war-torn Middle East are being allowed into our country — is putting more Americans at risk. Islamic extremism is on the rise and carrying out active operations inside the USA. Allowing people from those parts of the world into the U.S. without proper vetting and background checks is dangerous and destabilizing.

– Iran: The Islamic republic of Iran has been an enemy of the U.S. for decades. But Obama has seen to it that Iran was not only put on the path to develop nuclear weapons, it was also rewarded with billions in illegally laundered cash delivered on a military cargo plane. Yes, international money laundering is “business as usual” under the criminal Obama regime.

– U.S. Navy harassment: One of the ways the United States helps maintain global security and order is through the deployment of its powerful Navy. But over the course of Obama’s two terms, the reputation of U.S. military in general (and the Navy in particular) has taken it on the chin.

This has occurred in two ways:

China: The People’s Liberation Army Navy has been allowed to build artificial islands in the South China Sea, while Beijing now claims all of that massive body of water as its own. This has dire implications for the future in terms of allowing Beijing to control a multi-trillion dollar-per-year shipping lane vital to the U.S. and its Asian allies.

Iran: The Islamic republic was allowed to capture 10 U.S. sailors in international waters and then hand them back over to the U.S. at a time of its choosing, humiliating our sailors at the same time as it showed the Obama administration to be willing accomplices in destroying U.S. Navy credibility and capability. (We’ve also learned this entire event was staged by Obama operatives to hand over advanced Navy technology to Iran.)

– Race relations: Though his presidency was initially hailed as a victory for race relations and civil rights, Obama has used every opportunity to exploit race as a dividing force rather than as a unifying force. His actions on race deliberately sought to contradict the progress America has made since the Civil War with Civil Rights Movement legislation and widespread openness about race diversity. Now, after Obama fanned the flames of racial distrust and hatred, racial and ethnic divisions threaten to tear our society apart. (It’s all by design.)

– Russia: The White House, through the hapless “diplomacy” of a politically compromised and wholly inept State Department led by Hillary Clinton, actively sought to provoke war with Russia while surrendering U.S. strategic resources to Russian-linked corporatists (uranium mining companies in particular).

When you consider what Russia actually got out of these deals, you can see it was all rooted in corruption, not any attempt to promote America’s interests. Clinton got some cash for her foundation and Russia got 20 percent of all strategic U.S. uranium reserves, guaranteeing Moscow control over most of the world’s primary nuclear weapons-producing ore.

– China rising: At the risk of losing influence throughout Asia, the Obama administration claimed it was “pivoting” to the region to counter a more aggressive China. But that was a lie. In reality, the Obama foreign policy team, at the president’s behest, allowed Beijing to expand its influence over traditional U.S. allies and the entire Asian region.

– Marriage and family: During his presidency, Obama worked overtime to destroy America’s traditions and culture, focusing intently on destroying the cultural pillar of the “family.”

While the law should not dictate how people live or who they can love, the strength of the family unit is what teaches children that the people are what achieve abundance and advances for nations, not the government. Under Obama, the destruction of the family went hand in hand with the rise of the “nanny state” (police state) government that tried to function as Big Brother.

– Unlimited immigration: Obama’s senseless ‘open borders’ policies — rooted in changes he made to immigration law via executive order, which he said dozens of times he could not do — are systematically changing the face of America, which is manifesting itself in more racial and ethnic division rather than unity.

Failure to assimilate American history, language, culture and traditions poses unique dangers for native-born Americans. This is precisely how Obama is causing America’s to, in a way, lose their own country to a planned invasion of foreigners whose only real function is to mindlessly vote for democrats in every election. (Open borders is truly the democrats’ “voter recruitment” racket.)

– Cyber security is a shambles: The world’s great powers — and even rising regional powers — have dramatically honed their cyberwar and hacking skills during Obama’s tenure, yet the president a) did little to develop better defenses against cyber assaults; and b) did next to nothing to punish countries (like China) who were serial hackers (other than craft some worthless ‘agreement’ that the Chinese repeatedly broke).

On top of all this, Obama chronically lied about unemployment figures, oversaw Eric Holder’s criminal gun-running operation called “Fast and Furious” and directed Lois Lerner to weaponize the IRS against Tea Party non-profits… all while dropping tens of thousands of bombs on foreign countries as a “Nobel Peace Prize” winner.

Good riddance, you anti-American betrayer and insidious liar

Good riddance, Obama! Your goal to achieve the complete destruction of America has failed. We the People rescued it just in time, and now we have a true patriot in the White House who is already working to overturn your eight years of systematic economic and cultural destruction.

No wonder the unhinged left-wing media is desperately trying to destroy Trump… they hate America just as Obama did. Sooner or later, by the way, America’s true patriots are going to have to defeat the communists who have infiltrated government, media, academia and the public education system across America.

I get the sense that a new civil war is still brewing, and that the radical commies on the left cannot be reasoned with, bargained with or negotiated with. They will sooner or later have to be utterly defeated once and for all by the legitimate patriots who defend the Republic against its enemies, both foreign and domestic.

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Now that Trump is president, the Left’s war on America can finally begin /collapse/2017-01-24-now-that-trump-is-president-the-lefts-war-on-america-can-finally-begin /collapse/2017-01-24-now-that-trump-is-president-the-lefts-war-on-america-can-finally-begin#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 President-elect Donald Trump replaces President Faily McWorsethancarter Friday, but we’re not going to be able to Netflix and chill in the fight for freedom. The left and its establishment allies are desperate to regain the power they see slipping away, and we need to understand that the only way to stop them is to beat them to a pulp and leave them whimpering in the fetal position, crying out for their genderfluid mommies.

(Article by Kurt Schlichter from

The left’s strategy is simple – deny normal Americans normalcy. After all, that’s what we really want, a return to normal. We haven’t experienced real normal since the Democrats denied the legitimacy of W’s election in 2000 – you know, during one of those time frames when denying the legitimacy of the president was cool, a phenomenon that coincidentally only occurs whenever a Republican wins. Then came 9/11 followed by 15-plus years of botched wars and economic decline, along with an unprecedented cultural offensive against normal Americans. Once the only place you heard that average Americans were racist sexist homophobic everythingist everythingphobic was on college campuses; now, with the active assistance of Obama and his collaborators, it’s everywhere – in our entertainment, in the media, in our faces.

And we’re sick of it. #ThisIsWhyYouGotTrump

We want to return to normality, and in an ironic twist of fate it was Donald Trump, the most unnormal guy imaginable, who promised it. Hillary Clinton promised more war and more weakness, more of the same economic malaise that has left most of America suffering, and much, much more of the same cultural scolding and calculated oppression of anyone so subhuman as to not live in a city and believe there are only two sexes. Trump committed to return to America’s normal state of economic prosperity, to America’s normal state of military supremacy abroad, to America’s normal state of self-confidence in our own exceptionalism. And we wanted to go back to a time where creepy activists weren’t trying to shoehorn men in skirts into our little girls’ locker rooms.

Normalcy. It’s what we want, and liberals want to deny it to us in order to doom Donald Trump and reopen their path back into power.

So how will they do it? Constant resistance at every turn. They will ignore norms and rules – remember, norms and rules are only supposed to constrain us. They will lie, cheat, and engage in any conduct that they believe will help their hateful cause. A huge part of the progressive effort will go toward policing their own for any weakness or faltering in their lockstep opposition to everything Trump and the GOP do. Take that, Springsteen cover band! How dare you perform the Boss’s hackneyed anthems for the president? The good thing is we will get to watch four to eight years of the left devouring itself. I’m already stockpiling the popcorn.

In Washington, there are Democrats whose constituents supported Trump and want him to succeed. In a normal world, these would-be moderates might cooperate and compromise with the GOP majority to influence policy, but their own party absolutely will not let them do that now. The hard left activists are in control, and they will crush any dissent. So the Democrats who might have moderated and played along now have to defy their party to do so knowing the activists will not be forgiving. And it’ll be wonderful watching the Dems kneecap their 2018 candidates to force utterly symbolic losing party line votes on cabinet appointments and on things like the Obamacare repeal.

This is great for us. It will force the Dems in moderate or even red areas to fall even further out of step with their voters – something that has cost the Dems over a thousand seats across the country since Obama was sworn in. In 2018, something like 25 Democrats or Dem-voting independents are up for election to the Senate, many in moderate areas. If Trump is seen as succeeding, especially on the economy, that could make the midterms a Democrat bloodbath. A wonderful, delicious bloodbath.

Then there is the cultural fight. In Hollywood, the left is piling on anyone who refuses to completely reject Trump and, by extension, all of us normals. Look at Nicole Kidman, who the fascists attempted to crucify for simply saying what Hillary Clinton had been saying right up until she lost – that you ought to accept the legitimacy of the winner. Look at the death threats against a blind opera singer. Look at those clowns lecturing us at their awards shows/narcissism orgies. As the left always does, it is relying on fear to enforce its creepy conformity.

It will work for a bit, especially since most entertainers today are craven wusses – in World War II, Jimmy Stewart left stardom to fly B-24s over Ludwigshafen. Now, adverse election results make them flee to Arizona to commune with rocks. Many entertainers will decide to lower their profiles in order to avoid the Hollywood Gestapo, but normals won’t like the bullying. Normals generally think people should be allowed to say what they want, and they generally think you should respect the president even if you didn’t vote for him – pretty much what Nicole Kidman said. Do you think more normal people or fewer will be going to the next Meryl Streep movie? Sure, her target demographic of loveless cat women will always show up to watch her talk in a funny accent, but the rest of us? Hard pass.

Then there is the fake moral posturing. We will see plenty of this tactic, and we need to laugh at it. The notion that because John Lewis got beat up by fellow Democrats a half century ago somehow immunizes him from criticism for his cheesy lies about and general scumminess toward Republicans today is a joke. It’s always fun to watch liberals unilaterally designate “heroes” and inform us we’re not allowed to say anything negative about their antics. When John McCain was running what could only in the loosest sense of the word be called a campaign against Obama, the left wasn’t enforcing the Hero Exemption on his behalf. That only became a thing again when it became a useful thing again after Trump ignored it. Democrats don’t get to choose my heroes, or yours, and we need to aggressively reject this tiresome gambit.

What about the lying mainstream media? Those hacks – no one’s listening to them anymore. Still, every day every story is going to be about the tyranny that is Trump, except there won’t be any actual tyranny. Homelessness is going to make a big comeback now that Obama is gone. Everything will hit women, minorities, and men claiming to have uteruses hardest. No one cares. In pulling this same nonsense, the dying media will only hasten its own, long-overdue, demise. Hey media, remember those false perv stories about Trump – who do you think suffered a net loss of credibility, him or you?

Then there are the boycotts. Now, wussy corporate leaders will often roll over when a bunch of leftists tell them what to do. But it gets old. Eventually, companies are going to realize that you can’t succeed when you are alienating at least half of the population. Plus now we have a president who will not hesitate to call out dirtbags. A couple tweets from the president about companies who are dissing his supporters and that may reorient their priorities. Now, do we want a president directing his people away from private companies that engage in policies he dislikes? In theory, no. But now that you libs have changed the rules, hell yes! We need to deal the pain right back at them – it’s the only way they will learn.

A key problem with the liberal resistance strategy is that constant activism is exhausting. It’s even exhausting to watch – normal people are already tuning out the daily deluge of anti-Trump fake news in the lying mainstream media. The liberal strategy is to turn everything up to 11, but you can’t do that for four years. While the hardcore left is invested in its hatred of our new president, most of America is not. They don’t want every waking hour of their lives spent listening to people whine about Trump, especially when they generally like what he’s doing. The fact is Trump is already doing well. The market is up. He’s getting commitments for new jobs from big companies. Obamacare is getting a stake through its putrid heart. And the normals are going to tune out of the hate and reelect him to spite you liberal twerps.

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Opioid epidemic: Report finds huge spike in babies born dependent on heroin and opioids /collapse/2017-01-24-opioid-epidemic-report-finds-huge-spike-in-babies-born-dependent-on-heroin-and-opioids /collapse/2017-01-24-opioid-epidemic-report-finds-huge-spike-in-babies-born-dependent-on-heroin-and-opioids#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Most people want children to be born happy and healthy, but because of the worsening heroin and opioid epidemic, more of them are being born with a horrible addiction, even as they breath their first breaths as they enter the world.

When they are born, their cries are not normal. They are high-pitched and genuine screams of pain—pain that only comes from the withdrawal addicts get. They also shake, and suffer with diarrhea and vomiting. But the shrill screams are what makes taking care of them so difficult, say their caretakers.

“When they are born, because they’re no longer being exposed to an opiate, they’re going to go through withdrawal. That is what we deal with. We deal with babies going through withdrawal,” Dr. Sean Loudin, medical director of a neonatal therapeutic unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital and another facility called Lily’s Place, told CNN.

New research shows just how big and bad the problem has become

The doctor first spoke to the news network in September following an outbreak of heroin overdoses in Huntington, WV, a town in Appalachia that is essentially the epicenter for America’s heroin addiction. He has witnessed the tragedy that is the growing opioid addiction among mothers (and adults in general) who give birth to babies undergoing what is known as “neonatal abstinence syndrome”—withdrawal—at rates that are climbing rapidly.

In fact, according to recently released research that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and which lays bare the scope of the problem, rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome have shot up nearly fivefold across the U.S. in just the past decade. It is reminiscent of the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s-1990s, mostly in America’s inner cities.

Between 2004 and 2013, the study found, the proportion of babies suffering withdrawal symptoms at birth was more pervasive in rural counties, climbing from 12,9 percent to 21.2 percent.

Besides that, the incidence of newborns going through withdrawal rose from 1.2 to 7.5 per 1,000 hospital births among rural infants, and 1.4 to 4.8 per 1,000 hospital births among babies born in an urban setting.

CNN noted also that the frequency of hospital-based deliveries that involved complications from opioid use/addiction in the mother also rose during the same period—from 1.3 to 8.1 per 1,000 hospital deliveries among rural mothers. Urban mothers with opioid complications rose from 1.6 percent to 4.8 percent.

“The most alarming thing to me was the growing disparity that we are seeing between rural and urban areas,” Dr. Nicole Villapiano, the lead researcher in the study and a pediatrician from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan, said.

Included in the study were all obstetric and neonatal deliveries from 2004-2013, as gathered from the National Inpatient Sample database. Only a decade ago, there were zero differences between the rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome in cities or rural areas. However, the new research, Villapiano said, found that there has been a nearly sevenfold increase in the occurrence over the last 10 years—which is stunning.

Big Pharma and the medical community get some blame for this epidemic, too

“The diverging trend was the most striking thing we found,” she said.

Babies suffering from withdrawal have a number of issues they must deal with, such as sleeplessness and irritability (one makes the other worse, actually), and general discomfort. The more serious side effects can include delays in their growth and development, as well as seizures.

The extra care needed for babies in withdrawal is taking a heavier financial toll on rural health care centers and hospitals that are already struggling with fewer resources. Villapiano and her co-authors said in their study that the big difference in occurrence between city and rural areas “highlights the urgent need of policymakers to appropriate funding for clinicians and programs that could improve access to opioid prevention and treatment services for rural women and children.”

There is also some blame to be spread to Big Pharma, and the traditional medical community that began handing out powerful, addictive opioid painkillers years ago. Now the problem has clearly gotten out of hand and we have another full-blown Big Pharma epidemic emergency on our hands that will cost lives and treasure to quell.

And in the meantime, thousands of our most helpless, vulnerable new citizens will suffer innocently.


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One big, fat, ugly bubble is about to burst… and Donald Trump will be wrongly blamed for it /collapse/2017-01-24-one-big-fat-ugly-bubble-is-about-to-burst-and-donald-trump-will-be-wrongly-blamed-for-it /collapse/2017-01-24-one-big-fat-ugly-bubble-is-about-to-burst-and-donald-trump-will-be-wrongly-blamed-for-it#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Editor’s note: Donald Trump is officially the president of the United States. But what happens now could change everything…in sudden, unexpected ways.

Today, we’re featuring another important essay from Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno on this topic. On Wednesday, Nick said Trump could go down as the worst president…but it won’t be his fault. Today, he gives more reasons why Trump is destined to fail…and what you should be watching closely today.

(Fortunately, there’s a way you can prepare for what’s about to go down. You can learn more in this urgent message.)

(Article by  By Nick Giambruno, editor, Crisis Investing from

The establishment is setting up Donald Trump.

The mainstream media hates him. Hollywood hates him. The “Intellectual Yet Idiot” academia class hates him.

The CIA hates him. So does the rest of the Deep State, or the permanently entrenched “national security” bureaucracy.

They did everything possible to stop Trump from taking office. None of it worked. They fired all of their bullets, but he still wouldn’t go down.

Of course, the Deep State could still try to assassinate Trump. It’s obvious the possibility has crossed his mind. He’s taken the unusual step of supplementing his Secret Service protection with loyal private security.

The Deep State’s next move is to pin the coming stock market collapse on Trump. When people think “Greater Depression,” they’ll think “Donald Trump.”

The economy has been on life support since the 2008 financial crisis. The Fed has pumped it up with unprecedented amounts of “stimulus.” This has created enormous distortions and misallocations of capital that need to be flushed.

Think of the trillions of dollars in money printing programs—euphemistically called quantitative easing (QE) 1, 2, and 3.

Meanwhile, with zero and even negative interest rates in many countries, rates are the lowest they’ve been in 5,000 years of recorded human history.

This is not hyperbole. We’re really in uncharted territory. (Interest rates were never lower than 6% in ancient Greece, and ranged from 4% to over 12% in ancient Rome.)

The too-big-to-fail banks are even bigger than they were in 2008. They have more derivatives, and they’re much more dangerous.

If the Deep State wants to trigger a stock market collapse on par with 1929, it just has to pull the plug on the extraordinary life support measures it’s used since the last crisis.

It’s already baked in the cake. It’s just a matter of when they decide to trigger the controlled demolition.

Donald Trump is the perfect fall guy. And there are signs the Deep State is already starting to get its revenge.

The most important variable to watch is the Federal Reserve—the quintessential establishment institution.


Source: Ben Garrison

Even though most politicians, economists, and pundits in the mainstream media won’t admit it, central banks exist to help governments finance themselves, at the expense of the average man. It’s the hidden, but real, reason they exist.

The Fed accommodated Obama—effectively financing his regime’s deficits by creating new currency units. I doubt they will do Trump the same favor. And Trump will likely run up enormous deficits. Don’t forget about the $1 trillion in stimulus spending he has planned.

If the Fed doesn’t gobble up the debt used to finance Trump’s spending, it will only work to push up interest rates.

Interest Rates

Manipulating interest rates to near 5,000-year lows is a crucial part of the life support system. Now the Fed is set to pull the plug and leave Trump holding the bag.

In December 2015 the Fed raised interest rates for the first time in almost a decade, from 0% to a mere 0.25%.

The Fed kept rates there until last month, when it raised them to 0.50%. It also announced it would accelerate rate hikes throughout 2017—three in total.

There’s a good chance the Fed will announce these rate hikes during the eight Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings it has scheduled in 2017.

2017 FOMC Meetings
February 1 July 26
March 15 September 20
May 3 November 1
June 14 December 13

I think some of these rate hikes will be much bigger than the 0.25% most expect. They could pull a series of 0.50% rate hikes… or go even bigger.

Anything greater than the normal 0.25% tempo would shock the market—and seem designed to hurt Trump.

The establishment will get its revenge on Trump. The Federal Reserve is its weapon of choice.

Trump seems aware of the situation. He recently said, “They’re keeping the rates down so that everything else doesn’t go down.”

He’s also said that “We have a very false economy” and the stock market is a “big, fat, ugly bubble.”

During the campaign, Trump called Fed Chair Janet Yellen “highly political.” He said the Fed should raise interest rates but won’t because of “political reasons.” (Raising rates before the election would have hurt Hillary Clinton.)

The Media

The mainstream media is another variable to watch.

Paul Krugman, a New York Times economist—or, more accurately, witch doctor economist—has come out against Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure stimulus.

It’s bizarre because Krugman, a die-hard Keynesian, had previously never seen a “stimulus” program he didn’t like. Once, he even advocated faking a space alien invasion to stimulate the economy. It shows that Krugman is not only a fool, but a hypocrite.

This is a clue.

I bet the rest of the mainstream financial media—CNBC, Bloomberg, The Economist, etc.—will morph from bullish cheerleaders into pessimistic doom-and-gloomers after Trump takes office.

Don’t expect them to find any “green shoots” after the market tanks on Trump’s watch.

All this is why what happens after Trump’s inauguration could change everything… in sudden, unexpected ways.

This is exactly why Doug Casey and I put together a time-sensitive video explaining how it could all go down.

Click here to watch it now.

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The ten false fears of the unhinged left that have transformed once-productive citizens into quivering mounds of Trump-a-noia /collapse/2017-01-23-the-ten-false-fears-of-the-unhinged-left-donald-trump-intolerance /collapse/2017-01-23-the-ten-false-fears-of-the-unhinged-left-donald-trump-intolerance#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Like many Americans, I’ve watch the bizarre anti-Trump “women’s march” events and wildly dishonest media coverage over the last few days with a sense of amusement. What’s remarkable about everything being voiced by the unhinged left these days is that none of it has any basis in fact or reason.

The “war on women” doesn’t exist. The “KKK influence” that CNN claims has taken over the White House is an absolute hoax. The “Russian takeover” of the U.S. government that has been ridiculously claimed by the Washington Post is complete fiction. On one issue after another, every fear whipped up by the insane left turns out to be nothing more than sheer delusion.

So why are they so angry all the time? And why are blabbering idiots like Ashley Judd and Madonna so convinced that a Trump administration means an end to their twisted universe?

The answer is incredibly simple: The lying media keeps pushing fake news as a form of “journo-terrorism” that’s deliberately designed to enrage liberal America and gin up a nationwide delusional psychosis that translates into HATE against Donald Trump. (That’s the real “tolerance” of the left on display… it’s actually rooted in racism, bigotry and deep-rooted intolerance of everything from religion to masculinity to people with white skin.)

It’s not just a series of simple “fake news” hoaxes, either — such as the fake TIME story that ridiculously claimed Donald Trump had removed the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the White House — it’s actually an orchestrated campaign of malicious anti-Trump propaganda that’s being engineered and broadcast for the purpose of destroying the Trump administration and overthrowing America.

The communist left does not respect law, order, democracy or our Republic

Ever since the commie left (which runs the media) failed to install its totalitarian globalist (Hillary Clinton) into office, it has been on a quest to destroy democracy, crush the Republic and foment a popular uprising that leads to mass violence. This malicious, shared goal across CNN, Washington Post, NYT, Huffington Post and other shameless, anti-American media presstitutes is what I call “journo-terrorism.” It is a psychological weapon of mass destruction that’s being deployed against the minds of the American people on an hourly basis. It is a kind of “mental bombardment” being waged as an act of psychological warfare across the social landscape of America.

In effect, CNN, MSNBC and the entire left-wing media apparatus is psychologically carpet bombing the psyche of America with orchestrated lies, disinfo and propaganda designed to overthrow the legitimate government (the Trump administration, currently). It’s much more than mere “fake news,” you see: It’s a full-blown theater of war against the human psyche.

Ten false fears being deployed as journo-terrorism WMDs (weapons of mental destruction) against the American people

Here are just a few of the journo-terrorism “bombs” being deployed against the minds of the American people on a daily basis:

1) The imagined war on women. There is no such war. The Trump administration honors and celebrates women. His campaign victory, in fact, was led by a woman. It is the Clintons who abuse, rape, threaten and intimidate women, yet somehow Bill Clinton remains celebrated by the left.

Do any of the women in the vulgarity-named “pussyhat march” realize they are, in effect, marching in support of the accused rapist and sexual predator known as Bill Clinton?

2) The imagined climate change apocalypse. Climate change was a massive hoax… a quack science con dreamed up by Al Gore and the left-wing globalists to engage in a whole new global con of wealth extraction from a compliant population of green-dreamy sheeple. (Mr. Ponzi would have been proud.) Thank goodness the Trump administration has already wiped clean of all the climate change hoax quackery.

3) The imagined war on minorities. There is no war on minorities. In truth, the Trump plan to Make American Great Again will free minorities from the trap of government dependence and help them find rewarding employment that gives them new freedom and opportunity. Liberals want African-Americans to be slaves of their nanny state, not free men and women who can cast off the burden of subservience. Want more proof? Eight years after a black man was elected President of the United States, blacks in America are no better off than they were in 2007.

4) The imagined war against gays and transgenders. There is no Trump war against anyone in the LGBT community. Gay marriage is the law of the land and will remain unchallenged by the Trump administration. Trump isn’t anti-gay by any stretch. On social issues, he’s actually quite liberal. Gays and lesbians are welcomed in Trump’s America as much as anyone else. Anyone who thinks Trump is anti-gay has been tricked by the lying fake news media into suffering from “gaylusional paranoia.”

5) The imagined Russian takeover of the U.S. government. The entire Russian conspiracy whitewash was nothing more than a ridiculous ploy to distract the nation from the content of the damning Jon Podesta emails leaked by Wikileaks. Those emails expose a massive criminal cabal and deep culture of corruption inside the democratic party (run by liberty-hating elitists and unethical corruption bosses). The entire Russian conspiracy fiction was invoked out of thin air to change the subject and prevent any real scrutiny of the Wikileaks email dumps.

6) The imagined war on the poor. There is no war on the poor by Republicans. In reality, the real war on the poor is committed by Democrats who are led by a wealthy, arrogant elite that’s totally disconnected from the working men and women of America. While Trump is also wealthy, he got there through hard work, not living as a government parasite or accumulating cash by selling influence (i.e. the Clinton Crime Foundation). No one will help America’s poor gain new opportunities more than President Donald Trump. By reducing the cost burden of Obamacare, Trump will incentivize employers to expand their operations, add new jobs and employ an ever-increasing number of new workers. The best way to lift people out of poverty is to create opportunities for employment and growth, not to trap people in an endless cycle of government handouts and unearned entitlements.

7) The imagined KKK invasion. If you watch the unhinged left-wing media, you’ll see numerous reports on “KKK attacks” against the homes or churches of African-Americans. What that same media never reports is that most of these so-called “hate crimes” turn out to be hoaxes carried out by the victims themselves. The number of actual white-on-black hate crimes in America is exceedingly small. There are a far greater number of hate crime hoaxes than legitimate hate crimes. At the same time, black professors in universities across America are literally teaching black-on-white hatred and intolerance, deliberately engineering reverse racism across the country while calling it “social justice warrior” training. So yes, there is racism in America: It’s being taught all across the public education system, and it’s rooted in hatred and intolerance directed at fair-skinned people who are judged by the color of their skin. According to Martin Luther King, Jr., that’s the very definition of racism!

To get a taste of the kind of delusional paranoia infecting the minds of misinformed African-Americans, check out this article from Grabien news:

Another candidate said black Americans are now living with “justified fear” of being killed after Donald Trump was elected president.

Raymond Buckley, the chairman for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, told a story about how, in the midst of “grieving” on Election Day, he received a call from his black niece, who feared for her life after Trump’s victory.

Huh? Black people have been literally brainwashed into thinking President Trump is going to unleash genocidal death squads across the inner cities. I’ve got some news for black folks who fear for their lives: The real people murdering black people are almost universally other black people. (Chicago, anyone?) All patriotic black folks across America should be happy Trump is finally going to work to halt the inner city violence and support universal concealed carry rights so that honest black Americans can defend their families and property against the lawless gang bangers, rioters and violent protesters that Obama let run loose across the country.

8) The imagined “intolerance” epidemic. Any rational observation of bigotry and intolerance in America today would have to conclude it’s the political LEFT that’s steeped in bigotry and intolerance. While white people voted for Obama in record numbers and put the first black man into the White House, somehow they’re never “tolerant” enough, according to the bigots on the left. Now, the full bigotry of liberalism is on full display as Sen. Jeff Sessions (for example) is falsely labeled a black hater just because of his southern dialect.

African-Americans in the Trump administration are openly called “mediocre negroes” by the bigoted left, and the entire radicalization of the violent, unhinged left has demonstrated that when they don’t get their way, they resort to mass violence, screaming and crybully tactics. There is an epidemic of intolerance in America… and it’s found squarely on the political left.

9) The imagined war on Muslims. According to the unhinged left, Trump had declared war on all Muslims just because he’s stated his intention to destroy ISIS, an international terrorism group. The political left in America is so mentally ill that they actually want to welcome terrorists into America… and even apologize for their acts of domestic terrorism by saying they were “driven to such acts” by intolerance. (Yeah, this is how sick and demented the narratives of the left have become.)

President Trump is absolutely correct in stating that while America welcomes law-abiding immigrants from all religious backgrounds, including Muslims, we must practice extreme vetting of would-be immigrants from extremist regions of the world where certain fringe factions are recruiting, training and dispatching “sleeper cell” terrorists to attack America. Wanting to protect America from ISIS terrorism does not make someone a hater of the Muslim religion. One of my colleagues (and a top voice for health freedom in America) is a Muslim, and he’s a true patriot for America. The religious of Islam is not a threat to America… it’s only terrorists who invoke Islam (or any religion, for that matter) who are the real threat. And as far as I’m concerned, the “religion” (actually more like a cult) of Communism is actually the greatest threat to America.

10) The imagined war on Mexicans. When Donald Trump said, as a candidate, that some illegal aliens were committing violent crimes in America — including rapes and murders — he was absolutely correct. It’s not a matter of debate or opinion: Illegal aliens are routinely arrested for committing violent crimes after being deported multiple times. Yet the wholly dishonest left-wing media deliberately altered Trump’s quote out of context and falsely claimed that he was labeling ALL Mexicans as “rapists and murderers.”

In truth, Donald Trump welcomes legal immigrants to America. His wife is a legal immigrant (and so is my wife, for the record). In fact, Trump is the first President in a very long time to have married an immigrant. He welcomes legal immigration yet asserts the enforcement of our national boundaries… something every sovereign nation has a right to do (and does everywhere else all over the world, including Mexico itself).

In reality, Donald Trump is going to employ tens of thousands of Mexicans to help build the wall! Once that’s done, their skills will be needed elsewhere to rebuild America’s infrastructure and manufacturing base. America loves Mexicans who are willing to follow the law and enter the country legally.

Solutions: Here’s how the Trump administration can fight the disinfo and set the record straight

I’ve posted three stories that offer powerful strategies for the Trump administration to help defend America, defeat the radical left-wing media and get going with Making America Great Again.

See all the following:

WINNING: Ten highly effective ways President Trump and Kellyanne Conway can win the war against the dishonest, America-hating left-wing news cartels

A NEW HOPE: Ten of the best and boldest ideas for President Trump to MAGA while prosecuting the real enemies of this great nation

The Health Ranger’s 10-point plan to help Make America Great Again (VIDEO)

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EPA acknowledges deadly effects of pesticides on bees, but refuses to restrict their use /collapse/2017-01-23-epa-acknowledges-deadly-effects-of-pesticides-on-bees-but-ignores-bill-on-restricting-their-use /collapse/2017-01-23-epa-acknowledges-deadly-effects-of-pesticides-on-bees-but-ignores-bill-on-restricting-their-use#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 In a disconnect of mammoth proportions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just acknowledged the threat to bee populations posed by neonicotinoid pesticides, while simultaneously reversing its position regarding a proposal to limit their use.

On January 12, the EPA admitted for the first time that three commonly used neonicotinoid pesticides – clothianidin, thiamethoxam and dinetofuran – pose a significant risk to bee populations. The agency’s updated analysis also acknowledged the threat posed by a fourth neonicotinoid compound – imidacloprid – which can harm both pollinators and aquatic insect species.

But on the very same day that the analysis was released, the EPA also announced that it had withdrawn its support for a proposal to introduce limited restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids in fields where honey bees are present. In place of the proposed restrictions, the agency announced a set of voluntary guidelines that do not impose mandatory compliance. (RELATED: Read more news about pesticides at

Director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Environmental Health program, Lori Ann Burd, said:

“It’s outrageous that on the same day the EPA acknowledged these dangerous pesticides are killing bees it also reversed course on mandating restrictions on their use. This is like a doctor diagnosing your illness but then deciding to withhold the medicine you need to cure it.”

The fact that the EPA has confirmed the threat to pollinators posed by neonicotinoids, while refusing to restrict their use, speaks volumes about the influence the pesticide industry wields over the agency’s policies regarding their use.

So what exactly are neonicotinoids, and why are they so dangerous to bees and other pollinator species?

From Eco Watch:

“Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have both acute and chronic effects on honey bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinator species, and they are a major factor in overall pollinator declines. These systemic insecticides cause entire plants, including their pollen and nectar, to become toxic to pollinators. These chemicals are also slow to break down and they build up in soil, where they pose an especially grave threat to thousands of species of ground-nesting native bees.”

In 2016, a United Nations committee published a new study on the subject of pollinators and the danger they face as a result of human activities. The committee found that 40 percent of all invertebrate pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, are threatened with extinction – a prospect that has grave implications for humanity.

Ninety percent of the world’s flowering plants depend on bees and other pollinators. Around 75 percent of all crops depend on pollinators (mainly bees). This represents about 1.4 billion jobs and nearly $600 billion worth of crops. (RELATED: Read more news about the environment at

It’s becoming clear that neonicotinoids are more of a threat to pollinators than previously believed. In response, the EU has banned neonicotinoids altogether, and in 2016, the pesticides were banned from use in United States national wildlife refuges.

But in spite of all the evidence, the EPA has created a policy that does no more than ask the agricultural industry to consider not spraying neonicotinoids in fields where commercial honeybees are present. In other words, the EPA is doing nothing to address the problem.

“This is a rejection of science that should be deeply troubling to all Americans,” said Burd.

Indeed, it is troubling when an agency charged with protecting the environment refuses to take into account its own findings, but rather rules in favor of an industry that poses one of the most significant threats to the environment – along with the humans and animals who depend on it.

The big question now is: How will the incoming administration handle this and other urgent environmental issues while simultaneously creating a climate favorable to business interests, as it has promised?

The outcome should be interesting, to say the least. …


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The most corrupt impostor of all time, George Soros, calls Trump a ‘would-be dictator’ who ‘is going to fail’ /collapse/2017-01-23-the-most-corrupt-impostor-of-all-time-george-soros-calls-trump-a-would-be-dictator-who-is-going-to-fail /collapse/2017-01-23-the-most-corrupt-impostor-of-all-time-george-soros-calls-trump-a-would-be-dictator-who-is-going-to-fail#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 When talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh said in 2008, shortly after Barack Obama was elected president, that he hoped Obama failed, the perpetually angry Left exploded with rage.

How dare Limbaugh say something like that about the president of the United States? Gasp! What a racist!

What Limbaugh meant was that he hoped Obama failed to enact his far-Left political agenda, because the host believed that it was wrong for the country (and it turns out that most of it was).

However, the hypocritical, angry Left is completely silent now that one of its icons, billionaire socialist George Soros, has made a similar statement about President Donald Trump, though his comment comes in a completely different context. More on that in a moment. (RELATED: Keep track of the Trump administration at

Addressing globalists in Davos, Switzerland, during the World Economic Forum recently, Soros spoke with Bloomberg correspondent Francine Lacqua. During the interview, he called Trump “an imposter and con man and would-be dictator,” Breitbart reported.

That’s almost hysterical, considering that our recently-departed president was known to say that, as long as he’s “got a pen and a phone,” he doesn’t need Congress. That actually sounds dictatorial.

But Soros wasn’t done.

“I’ve described him as an imposter [sic] and con man and would-be dictator, but he is only a would-be dictator. The Constitution and institutions of the United States are strong enough, the division of power is in operation. He would be a dictator if he could get away with it. But he won’t be able to.”

Again, see comments on “dictator” above. As for Trump, he has surrounded himself with genuine constitutionalists as well as men who have actually put their lives on the line to protect and defend it. So there’s that.

When asked to assess how a Trump administration will affect global markets, Soros was uncertain – though he himself has already lost $1 billion since Election Day.

“It is impossible to predict exactly how Trump is going to act because he hasn’t actually thought it through,” Soros opined. “He didn’t expect to win.”

Except that his son, Eric, had this talk with his father before the billionaire real estate mogul ever threw his hat into the ring; he said he knew that his father wouldn’t get into the race to lose it.

Soros continued: “He was engaged in building his brand and improving it by his success in attracting crowds. It is really only when he got elected that he started seriously to think about what he is going to do. I personally am convinced that he is going to fail, not because of people like me who would like him to fail, but because the ideas that guide him are inherently self-contradictory. And the contradictions are actually already embodied by his advisors.”

First of all, crowds flocked to see Trump at his campaign events of their own free will; he didn’t force anyone. In fact, at most of them, he had to turn people away – something that never happened at a Clinton event. Secondly, Trump’s “brand” was not what he was offering the American people; he was “selling” a political, social and economic vision that the vast majority of Americans outside of California agreed with.

Lastly, if Trump fails, then our country fails – and that’s precisely what Soros wants. Through his various “non-governmental organizations,” Soros has been inciting riots and violence around the country, bankrolling groups and paying protesters to target cops, destroy private property and generally make the country as ungovernable as possible. (RELATED: What has the angry Left done lately to civil society? Find out at

So, suffice it to say that this is a man who ought not to be attending globalist economic events in Switzerland; he ought to be standing trial and fighting for his own freedom.

And with any luck, maybe the incoming Trump administration will do what Soros’ own home country of Hungary is doing: put him out of business, politically speaking.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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The #NoDAPL battle isn’t over: Announcement was propaganda to lull people into a false sense of security /collapse/2017-01-23-the-nodapl-battle-isnt-over-the-announcement-was-propaganda-to-lull-people-into-a-false-sense-of-security /collapse/2017-01-23-the-nodapl-battle-isnt-over-the-announcement-was-propaganda-to-lull-people-into-a-false-sense-of-security#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The effort to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline, recognized on social media as #NoDAPL, is not over, despite a temporary stoppage of the project by the Army Corps of Engineers, warns The Waking Times.

In December, Natural News reported that the Corps had revoked previously issued permits, meaning that the pipeline builder, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP, will have to find a different route other than through areas that, should the pipeline leak or burst, would have threatened aquifers on Native American lands.

But that action has not stopped the project altogether, activists and environmentalists are warning. This year is likely to be very crucial to the pipeline’s future, as President-elect Donald J. Trump signaled during his campaign that he would not only approve the Keystone XL pipeline, but that he supports the completion of the DAPL as well, as part of his policy goal of making the United States far less energy-dependent on volatile countries.

Some argued that the energy firm building the pipeline would simply ignore the Army Corps of Engineers’ permit revocation and continue moving forward anyway. That’s not likely, however, given that the company would lose millions in the resultant court battle that would surely follow.

That said, there is nothing to say that the incoming Trump administration won’t pressure the Corps to revise its position and re-issue permits to Energy Transfer Partners, a much likelier scenario given the president-elect’s energy policy objectives.

Protesters and activists who have set up camps close to the project in North Dakota, near Sioux Nation land, say the Corps’ actions could also be lulling people into a false sense of security. After all, there are billions of dollars at stake, both in seeing the pipeline through to completion, and the oil that will flow through it to refineries once it is completed.

“Before going further, however,” The Waking Times reports, “it is worth revisiting the legal facts of the Standing Rock / DAPL issue, since there was so much emotion, disinformation and confusion surrounding it.”

First, while the pipeline does not actually go through Sioux Nation land, running adjacent and parallel to an older pipeline in the same area built in 1982, at one point it passes about 500 feet from Nation land. So, any spill in that region would most like affect Sioux Nation land, including underground water supplies that the Nation depends on. What’s more, the Lakota Sioux have had their water supplies poisoned through resource extraction in the past and now draw from the Missouri River; they don’t want to risk further contamination of any source of water.

Second, the claim that pipelines are safer in the transport of oil than railways and tractor-trailer rigs is technically true. But all sources of transport pose risks, and pipelines in the past have sprung leaks on a fairly frequent basis. In fact, a pipeline about 150 miles from Standing Rock leaked and spilled into a nearby creek. (RELATED: What’s happening with our environment? Keep up at

Third, the Army Corps of Engineers and Energy Transfer Partners have said that the Sioux Nation did not voice concerns or respond to the building of the pipeline in a timely manner, so as to negotiate and consult on the project. But “clearly there was a huge communication breakdown,” The Waking Times noted, adding that it is not clear who was at fault for that. One article, which you can find here, summarizes the situation. “When it all comes down, through [sic], the tribe was not involved in the process. Whose fault that is … well, depends on how you look at the world, really,” the site notes.

Fourth, some have claimed that there is no archaeological evidence that the pipeline is being built through Native American burial grounds, and there are more disputes concerning this argument as well. The Waking Times reported that this particular argument likely does not hold water, because shortly after the Nation submitted burial evidence to the court, the project jumped 25 miles and began digging anew with bulldozers, allegedly to eliminate evidence.

Finally, project planners allegedly broke a number of laws in the run-up to the project getting underway, The Waking Times claims. “The main way they skirted the lasw,” the site noted, “was by engaging in segmentation (breaking up the project into lots of shorter projects in order to get more favorable legal treatment).” DAPL was allegedly being pushed through without a required Environmental Impact Statement.

Whether the Trump administration goes ahead and reauthorizes DAPL along its original corridor, or forces the company building it to find another route, remains to be seen. But one way or another, it appears likely the pipeline will be built.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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