Can We Handle the Truth?

I have to start this post with some more TSA news. The following story is absolutely despicable and shows just how apathetic we have become as a nation to allow these kinds of abuses in the name of protecting us.
95 Year Old Traveling To Be With Relatives Before Passing Away Is Forced By TSA To Remove Diaper
UPDATE: She technically was not forced to remove the diaper, but was basically told that she could not fly if she did not do so. Hence, she was effectively forced to remove the diaper. Either way, this is ridiculous. Have we become such cowards that we believe this is necessary to keep us safe? Pathetic. There are not Muslim terrorists hiding behind every corner looking to kill you. The facts are simple: You are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than you are a terrorist.

And as for the safety of the body scanner machines,
New Documents Prove TSA “Mischaracterized” Safety Aspects Of Full Body Scanners

The next group of links are to a five part series which breaks down how we, as a nation, got into our current situation and how things are likely to play out. It is a very interesting analysis that I think is worth your time. The author uses the theme of Clint Eastwood westerns for the title of each article. Be advised, each of these articles are a bit long, so you might want to save them to read later.
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE – PART ONE
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS – PART TWO
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY – PART THREE
OUTLAW JOSEY WALES – PART FOUR
UNFORGIVEN – PART FIVE

The following link is to an article written by Paul Craig Roberts that discusses how the lies promulgated by our government and the mainstream media have become such a part of our culture that to even question authority now paints you as a “conspiracy theorist.” In previous generations, questioning things meant that you were courageously seeking the truth. No more. I have provided a brief bio of the author so you can see his credentials. Paul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration earning fame as a co-founder of Reaganomics.”[1] He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. Roberts has been a critic of both Democratic and Republican administrations.
9/11 and the Orwellian Redefinition of “Conspiracy Theory”

Further evidence of the continued slide into an Orwellian society is the constant attacks on alternative news. Websites like infowars.com, activistpost.com, among others are increasingly being delinked from Google searches and YouTube as the government and mainstream media seek to increase their stranglehold on the flow of information. I have used this quote before but it bears repeating, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell’s 1984
Google Updates PageRank: Top Alternative News Aggregator Punished

Television news is not exempt from this attack.

It is a sad day in America when the most thorough and responsible journalism comes from a Russian state sponsored English language news network. However, the facts remain that Russia Today is probably the most objective, penetrating news organization on American television today. They actually give you the facts, and not just propaganda and fluff.

Lastly, I have included a link to an article in Time which discusses the success of Portugal’s actions in helping the nation battle its drug problem. They chose the route of legalization and treating it as health issue and not a criminal one. The result has been a massive decrease in the number of drug users. Instead of sitting on our high horse and thinking we know the best way to do things, let’s look at what actually works. Clearly, our “War on Drugs” has been an abject failure that has led to countless deaths and massive border problems. Maybe it is time we tried a different solution.
Drugs in Portugal: Did Decriminalization Work?

Let’s wake up and start ignoring the propaganda promulgated by CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, etc. It is time to think outside the box and stop believing the lies. Those in power think you are stupid so they will continue to feed you bigger and bigger lies. Stop for one second and question the news you receive. Once you do this, you will see things in a different light and the lies will become as clear as day.

To end things on a lighter note, here is your entertainment for the day.
Below is a cool wedding video that takes inspiration from the movie “Inception.”

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