European economic storm is casting dark clouds over Davos … Slow growth and low inflation seem to have become the established condition, at least for advanced Western economies … This year’s World Economic Forum is witness to a kind of capitulation, or sense of resignation. – UK Telegraph
Dominant Social Theme: Times are tough, even for top servants of the system.
Free-Market Analysis: The “big brains” gathered in Davos are mostly successful in material terms and powerful from the standpoint of our modern economic system.
But in the early 21st century, these attributes may prove ephemeral. And that’s probably the reason for the gloom that is being reported in the mainstream media.
Also, since it’s being widely reported, it could be that mainstream media types are anticipating something worse and the Davos reports are a kind of pump-priming.
“Facebook is egregiously allowing this page – whose title in and of itself contains a death threat – to remain up as in their words, it doesn’t ‘violate’ its policy,” event organizer Marylou Harris said. “As an admin for this event, I take these death threats very seriously and therefore contacted the Cobb Co., Ga., police who have opened a report.”
What does violate “community standards,” according to Facebook’s new flagging feature, includes posts that “offend” users’ religious beliefs, posts that advertise gun sales and posts users find “annoying.”
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The sheriff of Fulton County, New York, Thomas Lorey, made a presentation to some Second Amendment supporters on Friday, January 16. The next day seven minutes of it was posted on YouTube. He told them that Fulton County has been targeted by New York’s state capital, Albany, for a “pilot program” to see if those owning handguns in his county would desire to renew their permits to possess them early, for a small fee of $15. (In New York, one must have a permit to even own a handgun.) He was very against renewing the permits early, or renewing them at all, for that matter. He explained:
I want to set the record straight. Fulton County is one of the pilot counties.… They are going to send out 500 invitations to my county and that’s all they are … invitations.
I’m asking everyone that gets those invitations to throw them in the trash because that is where they belong.
Mike Piccone, the Guns & Gear editor for the conservative blog The Daily Caller, gave a bit of background to the circumstances:
Pennsylvania Oath Keepers and Stewart Rhodes are set to make a big impression at the NRA’s annual Great American Outdoor Show. Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes will be present all week, with special classes, so look at the show’s calendar below for registration links.
It is a huge event, with an expected crowd of a half-million folks who love traditional American outdoor activities — and guns! Pennsylvania Oath Keepers will have a state-of-the-art booth there with Oath Keepers RT&I handouts including the new CPT brochures and Constitutional movie documentaries by James Jaeger.
At last year’s big show Larry Liguori and his Pennsylvania chapter did a great job of representing Oath Keepers through the week-long show. Our public relations with the NRA was greatly benefited when Wayne LaPierre stopped by the Oath Keepers booth to thank them for participating in the show.
Saturday February 07 2015- 1. NRA GAOS Open: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm 2. White Light Training, Discipline/Movement Drills and Intro to Night Vision Training at Stay Ready Enterprises Inc.; Instructor David Laverty with guest instructor Stewart Rhodes. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Click < here>
Sunday February 08 2015 - 1. NRA GAOS 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 2. 8:00 am – 9:00 am: Right to self-defense seminar with scripture reading 9:00 am to 12:00 pm: Pistol/Carbine fundamental drills at Stay Ready Enterprises, Inc. Instructors: David Laverty, Patton Laverty, Stewart Rhodes. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Click < here > 3. 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Patrol Techniques/Formation And Contact Drills at *Offsite* Stay Ready location. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Click < here >
Monday February 09 2015 -
NRA GAOS 10:00 am – 7:00 pm with Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes
Tuesday February 10 2015 - 1. NRA GAOS 10:00 am to 7:00 pm with Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes 2. Berks County Oath Keepers CPT meeting with Stewart Rhodes at GNA Ristorante 6:30 pm. Event info < here >
Wednesday February 11 2015-
NRA GAOS 10:00 am – 7:00 pm with Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes. Special guests TBA.
Thursday February 12 2015 - 1. NRA GAOS 10:00 am to 7:00 pm with Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes 2. NRA Foundation Banquet at 6:30 pm: Buy tickets < here >
Friday February 13 2015 -
1. NRA GAOS 10:00 am to 7:00 pm with Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes 2. Oath Keepers of Pennsylvania banquet with Stewart Rhodes. Pre-Registration Required: Click < here >
Saturday February 14 2015 - 1. NRA GAOS 9:00 am to 7:00 pm 2. NRA Country Presents *Lee Brice* and *Thompson Square*. Buy tickets < here >
Republican leaders in Congress have said in a letter to the FCC, that they want the public to see new regulations for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), including new net neutrality regulations, before they become law.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC), Tom Wheeler, wants to introduce so-called ‘net neutrality’ or regulation of broadband companies in the same way that utilities are regulated, to stop them from blocking or slowing websites and stopping some companies offering their content faster to customers who pay more.
Obama has said he backs such a move, which is also supported by Democrats and some Internet companies like Amazon.com.
But most Republicans oppose the proposal and say that government meddling would snuff out investment in the industry.
Mike Huckabee was interviewed about his new book and his outlook on the culture wars but in the process dropped a strong hint about his plans for the 2016 presidential race.
There’s a good bet he won’t be watching from the sidelines.
Huckabee, in a 6-minute interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s chief political correspondent David Brody, talked about the Christian worldview with regard to issues like same-sex marriage. In doing so, he showed why many consider him a formidable candidate with front-runner potential while at the same time displaying why others in the GOP see him as a liability.
Huckabee announced Jan. 5 he will be leaving Fox News so he can take time to seriously contemplate a run for the presidency.
In Thursday’s interview he drew heavily on the themes of his book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” in marking the distinction between those with a progressive, secular mindset and those who see the world through the lens of Judeo-Christian values.
Middle class decline looms over final years of Obama presidency … Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue. – Reuters
Dominant Social Theme: Barack must try harder.
Free-Market Analysis: The West’s economic system, we know now, regularly strips people of wealth. Monopoly central banks debase the currency via money printing and large corporations make entrepreneurialism difficult.
If Obama wanted to revive the middle class in the US, he would have to change fundamental parts of the system. But he hasn’t, and thus the decline of the US middle class has continued.
The long-anticipated collapse of the euro is here. When European Central Bank president Mario Draghi unveiled an open-ended quantitative easing program worth at least 60 billion euros a month on Thursday, stocks soared but the euro plummeted like a rock. It hit an 11 year low of $1.13, and many analysts believe that it is going much, much lower than this. The speed at which the euro has been falling in recent months has been absolutely stunning. Less than a year ago it was hovering near $1.40. But since that time the crippling economic problems in southern Europe have gone from bad to worse, and no amount of money printing is going to avert the financial nightmare that is slowly unfolding right before our eyes. Yes, there may be some temporary euphoria for a few days, but it is important to remember that reckless money printing worked for the Weimar Republic for a little while too before it turned into an utter disaster. Now that the ECB has decided to go this route, it is essentially out of ammunition. The only thing that it could potentially do beyond this is to print even larger quantities of money. As the global financial crisis begins to unfold over the next couple of years, the ECB is pretty much going to be powerless to do anything about it. Over the next couple of months, we can expect the euro to continue to head toward parity with the U.S. dollar, and eventually it is going to go to all-time lows. Meanwhile, the future of the eurozone itself is very much in doubt. If it does break up, the elite of Europe will probably try to put it back together in some sort of new configuration, but the damage will already have been done.
Over the next 18 months, the European Central bank will create more than a trillion euros out of thin air and will use that money to buy debt. The following is how this new QE program for Europe was described by the Telegraph…
“The combined monthly purchases of public and private sector securities will amount to €60bn euros,” said Mr Draghi at a press conference following a meeting of the ECB’s governing council.
“They are intended to be carried out until end-September 2016 and will in any case be conducted until we see a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation,” he added, meaning the package will amount to at least €1.1 trillion.
Bill Gates is now promoting “digital currency” in third-world countries, which will make the poor even more dependent on central banks while also turning them into guinea pigs for the development of a “cashless society” in the U.S. and Europe.
Gates outlined his plan for a cashless society in a letter published Thursday in which he proposed the poor have better access to mobile phones so they can store their financial assets digitally instead of keeping hard currency at home.
“The key to this will be mobile phones,” he wrote. “Already, in the developing countries with the right regulatory framework, people are storing money digitally on their phones and using their phones to make purchases, as if they were debit cards.”
“By 2030, two billion people who don’t have a bank account today will be storing money and making payment with their phones.”