As of right now, there is a lot of chitter-chatter about a coming recession. Of course, opinion matters and political affiliation usually determines one's belief in political matters. I have come across websites that have debunked the recession reports, claiming the economy is doing better than ever. Right-wing bloggers are mostly claiming all of the recession talk is just left-wing propaganda and should not be taking seriously. The question is who's data is correct? Who is producing the right information and what is the truth in the matter?
Some bloggers claim the very idea of a recession is a myth and a giant hoax. Their theory is recessions are just a creation of the powers that be. Some make the claim that information on the economy is something that is manipulated by people in power to control the mind set of the average joe and small businessmen. We are change wrote an article about this back in 2014.
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Another article worth reading is "Debunking the myth of the great recession" by dailyreckoning.com
Check out the link below.
Assuming the recession is real, it could potentialy sink Trumps ship before the 2020 Presidential debates.
Trump's trade wars have been a political talking point and could very well become Trump's version of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, leading into a recession and possibly something worse. The world has changed its view on American policies on trade and international affairs. Trump has shwon the world that the U.S does not keep it's word and depending on who the President is, the U.S will not always keep it's promises nor honor the agreements that have been made by prior administrations. Who can trust the U.S at this point and why would they?
It is not possible for republicans to ever blame Trump for anything. I remember when Obama first took office, he inherited the Bush recession and Republicans called it Obama's recession.
You may be thinking why am I bringing up Bush and Obama? Well, history repeats itself. Liberals are using the word recession more and more these days and it is hard to tell if it is real or just a scare tactic. Either way, Trump has owned the economy. Trump has taken credit for the so-called economic surge since the day he stepped foot in the white house.
Every President has a legacy they leave behind and at the moment Trump's trade wars have become his legacy.
If the U.S economy actually tanks within the next year, it will be interesting to see who Trump blames this time. I can all but assure you that republicans will somehow blame the next president. Ironically, this possible recession will hurt Trump's base the most. Yet, I cannot see his base admitting it. Will his base even be smart enough to understand what happened to them? Or will history continue to repeat itself?
After news broke out about Jay-Z's partnership with the NFL, the rapper and businessman has a new title, he is being labeled a sell-out by the people that still support Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z criticized Travis Scott for performing at the SuperBowl this year. Just six months later Jay-Z partners with the NFL and is asking the Black community to just move on.
The internet has been mostly divided on this topic. The real question is, can we move on? More importantly, is it time to move on? The NFL has shown its ability to blackball an athlete that speaks on social justice. Also, the NFL has become defiant towards Kaepernick who did not say anything disrespectful, he just to a knee in silent protest but the league took issue with it in the worse way possible.
I believe the real reason the NFL is even doing this partnership with Jay-Z, is damage control. Sometimes businesses underestimate the power of the Black community. By blackballing Kaepernick, it made the NFL appear to be siding with Trump. That's not a reputation you want to have when the majority of your players are Black. The Jay-Z partnership is just too little, too late. All they can do now is ruin what little credibility JayZ has in the Black community.
Since Jeffrey Epstein's sudden suicide, news outlets have been pretty quiet about Iran. All of the tough talk between the U.S and Iran has continued but it has not been a top news story recently. National Security Advisor John Bolton has not stopped talking about Iran even with so many distractions. The U.S has been aggressive towards Iran, even bragging about how the U.S has hurt Iran financially.
Add on top of that the U.S becoming more active militarily and you can see how the Trump administration is trying to bait Iran into attacking U.S forces.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticized the U.S for it's increase in military presence in the strait of Hormuz and called the U.S out for for creating a combustible situation.
"Adding foreign naval fleets in this narrow & crowded tinderbox only increases risk of combustion," Zarif said. "If US wants maritime security, it should stop its destabilizing behavior."
FM. Zarif said in an interview with Al Jazeera, "the best thing the U.S can do for protection of maritime naval navigation is just leave people alone, don't interfere."
Zarif called the U.S actions hostile.
The Trump administration is looking at a possible recession and now more than ever, Trump needs a cover story. He needs something to distract people from his failed politics and his failed economic strategies. War with Iran will not work as a distraction but it will not stop the Trump administration from trying.
Jeffrey Epstein's suicide had the entire internet world going crazy with rumors and conspiracy theories. This is the one time I can't criticize the internet for being conspiracy nuts. In fact, I can argue that the internet is on point this time around.
Epstein's death not only keeps him from spending the rest of his life in jail, but it also helps his associates. For that reason alone, I am almost certain that this a cover-up for the elites who have been linked to Epstein.
According to multiple sources, the FBI investigation into Epsteins pedophilia ring will continue despite his shocking suicide.
Though Epstein himself is dead, his victims and multiple witnesses are still alive to tell their stories. More importantly,
Epstein has a diary full of information that can expose even more these elite pedophiles.
Adding to the conspiracy, President Trump retweeted a post that made the claim that Epstein's death was faked.
Sen. Mark Rubio responded to the retweet
"It's sad (and frightening) to see so many Americans on both sides of partisan unwittingly helping them. Putin has weaponized our polarization," Rubio tweeted.
Sen.Mark Rubio is not the only person lashing out at Trump for the retweet.
According to CBS News, Rachel Cohen, a spokesperson for Sen.Mark Warner, stated... "astonishingly irresponsible for the President to be echoing these charges."
It seems as if everybody that is somebody is weighing in on Jeffrey Epstein's suicide. The news of his death has led to much finger-pointing from both political parties. It is truly amazing to see so many people in positions of power throw each other under the bus in order to save their own careers. My prediction is whatever information is available will be searched out and buried by the powers that be. Too many bigwigs are caught up in this scandal and they have too much to lose.
After all of the mass shootings that have taken place at the hands of White extremists and White Nationalists, Black extremists is now considered more dangerous than White extremists are.
It is almost bizarre to think that Black extremism is the focus of counter terrorism when I can not recall one Black extremist killing people in the name of Black Nationalism.
Not only is Black Identity Extremism considered more dangerous than White Extremism but under Trumps administration, it is at the very top of the list of terrorist groups like Al Queda.
This is a desperate attempt to downplay White terrorists in the U.S that have reacted to their victimization mentality with prejudice and violence.
For years right-wing media propagandists have fed low-income White people the lie that brown people are taking their jobs away. In reality, technology is taking everybody's jobs away.
I am amazed at how often Black people are called out for labeling ourselves as victims but nobody calls out the Whites that literally blame minorities for everything. Truth is I should not be amazed at anything anymore. So I will end with this... if one Black person shot up a school or a mall, in the minds of racists, it would be worse than the many white extremists that have done the same thing over the past five years. So I will throw out a number here, if one Black extremist commits a terrorist attack, it would take anywhere from ten to twenty White extremists committing the same violent act before White extremism would be considered a threat. Yeah, that sounds about fair.
First off, I don't think for one second that Donald Trump is actually even thinking about making extensive background checks mandatory. Trump made a similar promise after the Parkland High shooting in Florida. Nonetheless, Trump has been under much scrutiny for being insensitive and he has to at least try to come across as being sympathetic.
“There was a great appetite for background checks,” Trump said to reporters on Wednesday.
Conspiracy theorists have already started the "they're coming for our guns" outcry on social media. However, as we all know, the NRA controls the Republican party. There is no way in hell Trump would buck against one of the parties biggest contributors. Common sense is something that many of these conspiracy theorists lack. The NRA turning on Trump would be an automatic loss for Trump in the 2020 election.
According to The Washington Post, NRA Chief executive Wayne Lapierre spoke to Trump and told him that his supporters would not be in favor of a background check bill. The Washington Post also reports advisers to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said he would not bring any gun control legislation without widespread Republican support.
The warning to Trump by the NRA and the comments made by McConnell's advisers only reiterate what I have been telling conspiracy bloggers and podcasters since the El Paso shooting was first reported, there will be no real gun control legislation passed by either party no time soon. It just does not sit well for conservatives in office. Yes, there will be talks about gun control bills but passing the bill will be like committing political suicide for Republicans.
One of the main reasons I have never bothered to monetize my Youtube channel is because Youtube is so sensitive about what is considered violence, or hate speech. A long time ago, I saw the writings on the wall as Youtubers started complaining about being demonitized without justification.
Youtube has pretty much-replaced television in the 21st Century. It is has become a necessary tool for independent media, podcasters, vloggers, etc.
Youtube has the power and with that power comes greed and influence.
Mainstream media has seen a drop in interest due to Youtube being a hub for independent media networks.
People are simply tired of fake news and political bias.
In response, Youtube has critiqued the algorithms, making mainstream media heavily recommended and independent media networks are buried resulting in a decrease of unsubscribed viewership.
This has drastically affected radio shows on Youtube such as the David Pakman Show. David Pakman has made a few videos recently explaining how this has hurt his show financially.
Despite the mainstream media hype, the Black community has been all over Kamala Harris and not in a good way.
Harris had a spike in the polls after she questioned former VP Joe Biden on bussing in the 70's. The media coverage would have you think Harris was winning over the Democratic party. But Kamala Harris is losing support from the Black community and some would argue that she never had it in the first place.
Months ago a video surfaced of Kamala Harris back in 2009, laughing about how she would have parents jailed for failing to make their children go to school. It has been all down hill for her since then. It does not help that she has what some would say is a bad track record when it comes to locking up Black people for drug offenses. There was a time when drug offenses were seen as a horrible crime but nowadays more and more people are against locking up people for drug offenses.
Kamala Harris has another video that is floating around online that does not help her out. When Harris first announced she was running for President, she did an interview with the popular Black radio show, "The Breakfast Club" and she admitted to smoking weed in the past.
That confession is cringe-worthy to the people that remember her tough stance against drug users when served as AG in the state of California.
Tulsi Gabbard took shots at Harris by bringing up her questionable record and called Harris out for being a hypocrite when it comes to prison reform.
Gabbard seemed to have a loaded gun, ready to take aim at Harris, saying
"There is no excuse" for her record as a prosecutor and she owed those "who suffered under [her] reign as prosecutor" an apology.
Tulsi Gabbard did not stop there, she continued to attack the former California AG. "There are too many examples to cite, but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana. She blocked evidence, she blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so," Gabbard said.
The Black community has praised Tulsi Gabbard for exposing Kamala Harris and if there is anything that would kill any hope Harris has of winning the Democratic presidential nomination, it's losing the support of the Black community.
One of the biggest sellouts in the Black Community, "Candace Owens" is challenging rapper Cardi B to a debate over the 2020 presidential election. Owens is offering Cardi B $250,000 to take her on. Normally, I would not even comment on something like this but I had to address the sell-out that is Candace Owens one more time.
Owens, will never, ever debate a real heavy hitter. She picks fights with people she thinks she can defeat. People, she know may not be politically savvy and unlikely to possess the skills to expose her as a fraud. Owens is choosing Cardi B to make herself seem relevant in the Black community. No one in the Black community takes Candace Owens seriously. In my podcasts that I have recorded in the past regarding Candace Owens, I always get comments from White people telling me how smart she is. I never get Black people telling me she is either smart or credible.
If you have never heard of Candace Owens then let me give you a quick rundown of what type of person she is. Owens is Black conservatives that love to kiss right-wing media ass. All she does bring up statistics about Black people in poverty, Black on Black crime yadda, yadda, etc. Im sure you get the point. Owens does the same thing that Trump does, she never speaks on poor White neighborhoods or even mention the fact that their are more White people on welfare than Black. What makes her so despicable that she is a Black woman that has sued a university in the past because of discrimination, yet Owens acts is racism is not a major issue in America.
Owens likes to play out of the KKK's playbook trumpets the rhetoric of
FOX NEWS making it seem as if Black people that address racism in America are just using the racecard.
An Ole Miss student named Ben LeClere was suspended after he posted a photo of himself and 2 other men standing with guns in front of Emmett Tills roadside plaque that has been filled with bullet holes. The plaque commemorates the spot where Emmett Tills body was discovered after being brutally beaten to death by White men who believed Till whistled at a White woman. The men that killed Emmett Till were later acquitted by an all-white jury. It is not clear whether or not the men in the photo are the ones who shot the plaque. There have been several attempts to contact the men seen in the photo but so far there has been no response from either of them. Apparently, LeClere posted the photo on John Lowe’s Instagram page and it received hundreds of likes.
It is important o note that the three men involved belonged to a fraternity that calls General Robert E. Lee their “spiritual founder. Supposedly, Kapa Alpha has suspended all three of them but I believe it is only do to the pressure that as been on the fraternity by news organizations. I would not be surprised if the fraternity allows them back in after the story loses dies down a bit.
Donald Trump has been promising to bring back jobs to the coal miners and has ignored Democrats who proposed renewable energy-based jobs to replace coal. Republicans have played the “They wanna take your jobs away card!”, however, victims of Black Lung Disease in Kentucky are being ignored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Last week 120 coal miners from Kentucky traveled to Washington, DC to confront Mitch McConnell and pressure him into financing the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which has been so crucial to these retired coal miners and their families.
You would think that since Republicans always talk about how great coal miners are and since keeping coal miners jobs intact was a big part Donald Trumps 2016 Presidential election campaign, that Mitch McConnell would act fast to keep these coal miners happy but the exact opposite happened. The Coal Miners that came to speak with McConnell said he was “rude”.
George Massey, a coal miner from Kentucky said "We rode up here for 10 hours by bus to get some answers from him because he represents our state. For him to come in for just two minutes was a low-down shame."
Reuters reported, "Coal companies had been required to pay a $1.10 per ton tax on underground coal to finance the federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which supports disabled miners whose employers go bankrupt and can no longer pay out medical benefits. But the amount reverted to the 1977 level of 55 cents [in January] after Congress declined to take action to maintain the rate."
Mitch McConnell blocks election security bill, claiming the President has already done enough to secure the nation's elections. Robert Mueller has stated that Russians are still meddling in the U.S political system and there is a chance Russia may meddle in the 2020 presidential election. McConnell blocking the election security bill has people all across the country outraged, taking to social media to voice their anger and frustrations.
Donald Trump is pushing to get rapper ASAP Rocky out of jail in Sweden. Melania Trump said last week that she will be working with the State Department to see if they can help free the rapper and sent back to the U.S. ASAP Rocky was arrested last month after he got into a fight with a man in Sweden, whom Rocky claimed was following him. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are also advocating for Trump to help out the jailed rapper.
President Trump called on Sweden to "Treat Americans fairly!"
"We do so much for Sweden but it doesn't seem to work the other way around. Sweden should focus on its real crime problem! #FreeRocky," President Trump Tweeted
In a recent podcast, I noted how this is a good move for Trump politically, following the backlash from Trump's attacks on the four congresswomen, which has led many people to label Trump a racist. Helping out a Black entertainer will help Trump come across as being sympathetic to minorities. Of course this in no ways excuses Trump’s attacks, nor does it make him a non-racist. However, in the world of politics, this is the kind of media attention that President Trump needs.
Jeffrey Epstein is the billionaire philanthropist that has been exposed as a pedophile. His recent arrest has sent shock waves throughout the entire country do to Epstein's close relationships with some of the political worlds top names, Bill Clinton and current President Trump.
According to the FBI, Epstein has videotapes that he has kept even though he knew he was under investigation.
The fact that Epstein did not discard these tapes has led some people to believe that Epstein may have some pretty important people in compromising situations on those tapes. Epstein may even use these tapes to try and cut a deal with the feds by revealing who was involved in his pedophilia driven sex trafficking ring.
In the book "Filthy Rich" by James Patterson, Donald Trump bars Epstein from Mar-a-Lago when a member of the posh private resort complains to Trump his young daughter has been invited to Epstein's house, about two miles from the twenty acre resort. This is actually a good thing for Trump because it kind of supports his story that he cutting Epstein out of his life and that he was never really a friend of his.
Finally, Geraldo Rivera stands up to FOX NEWS and their propaganda. After Trump supporters screamed "Send her back" during a Trump rally, Fox News has tried to downplay the situation.
Rivera called out the rally for being the racists that they are.
Rivera himself is a man of Puerto Rican descent and it would be unfathomable to think that someone deep down in his heart he is not pissed off about the blatant disrespect towards Hispanics.
Fox News loves to have their Black and Brown associates their so they can make it seem as if they are fair and balanced.
However, Fox News almost alwayd pick the worst people to represent minorities.
Fox, usually bring on minorities that are afraid to speak up and speak out against racism.
The New York Police officer Daniel Pantaleo, killed Eric Garner will not be charged. The U.S Department of Justice ruled not to bring civil charges against Officer Pantaleo.
After 5 years of waiting for justice in her son's death/murder, Garner's mother,
“Gwen Carr will not see justice prevail.
“I’ve been failed by every other source,” Gwen Carr said on CBS. “He should be fired. At least that would give me closure.”
Even more troubling is the fact that online, there are still people making excuses for the NY police officer that killed Eric Garner. Some people are using technical terms regarding the chokehold that was used on Garner as a way of giving the Officer an out. Police officers are not allowed to use a chokehold while making an arrest and claims that used a maneuver called “The Seatbelt” but you can clearly see Garner was being choked in the video. Once Garner said I can’t breathe the Officer should have at least tried to ease up on the chokehold but what all saw was the Officer ignored Garner who said eleven times, “I Can't Breathe”.
This is absolutely sickening and it reminds us all that Black people in America are not classified as citizens in the eyes of the law.
Black people are continuously accused of using the race card. What I never hear is how some White people do the same thing but in reverse. Donald Trump ran his Presidential campaign on racism and using stereotypes against Latinos to convince low encome White people to vote for him because he would give them jobs and stop illegal immigration.
It's important to note that the reason he was able to play that card against Latinos is because of this idea that illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from hard-working American citizens.
Now Trump is going after four non-white congresswomen and saying they should back to their countries. Trump would go on to say that these congresswomen come from countries with failed governments that are corrupt.
The problem is 3 out of 4 of these women were born in America, which speaks for the way racists truly think about non-whites. Racists tend to only see white people as Americans and everyone else is just a visitor, whether they were born in America or not.
Democrats always overreact whenever Trump says something racist. I personally feel that Trump knows exactly what he is doing and he knows his base. He says what his base wants to hear and what they want to hear is "White Power!".
Trump is a businessman at best but more importantly, he is a con-artist and Trumps supporters have been conned.
What they don't know and fail to understand is that Trump hatred is not limited to just Black and Brown people, Trump does not like anyone but himself.
They say there is a sucker born every day and Trump has found 40% of those suckers right here in America.
Tennesee GOV. Bill Lee signs a proclamation honoring early KKK member
Nathan Bedford Forrest. Despite backlash from the controversy, GOV. Bill Lee moved forward with the Proclamation, dubbing it "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day"
which caused Sen. Ted Cruz to tweet, "This Is Wrong".
Nathan Bedford Forrest was not only a member of the KKK but he was the first Grand Wizard and slave trader.
Most people are unaware that Tennessee is where the KKK was founded.
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Rep. Steve Cohen Tweeted this response.
"We should not be honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and the perpetrator of the massacre at Fort Pillow. Gov. Lee should be bringing #Tennessee into the 21st century not backsliding into the 19th."
Tennessee has a long history of racism in its state and some Black people have claimed there are some areas that a Black person can't even drive through at night. The fact that the Governor of Tennessee would sign a proclamation honoring this racist scumbag is not only appalling but it says a lot about the state of Tennessee.
How many people remember back when Alex Jones use to criticize both the Democratic party as well as the Republican party? If you don't, it's because Jones has become nothing than FOX NEWS 2.0.
Jones has sold out to the Elites in a way that is so obvious, I'm surprised people still listen to him. Jones puts down liberals and praises conservatives and acts as if Republican Politicians are not a part of the elite/establishment. Jones wants his listeners to believe that somehow, the elite have not been making deals with Republicans but they only work with Democrats. This all started with the Obama administration. When Obama was running for President back in 2008, Jones made his conservative agenda known, pivoting from his former independent persona.
Alex Jones has successfully convinced his audience that Trump has become the voice of hope in the fight against the "Deep State" without mentioning that Trump has been a part of the establishment for many years even donating to the Clinton Foundation.
As a result, Jones turned the entire 9/11 Truth movement into the hate the Democrats movement.
Multi-millionaire, Jeffrey Epstein is being charged with being a pedophile. I find it odd that both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have connections to Epstein.
Even more troubling is the fact that right-wing media is not covering this case in the way that they should. Rosanne Barr once made the claim that Donald Trump was exposing child predators and breaking child trafficking rings.
One of the major conspiracy theories that was constantly posted on right-wing conspiracy sites and tweeted by right-wing conspiracy groups such as Qanon, was the theory that Hillary Clinton was involved in "Pizza-Gate" back in 2015.
You would think that if right-wingers were so concerned about sex-trafficking and pedophilia, they would definitely call out Trump for being associated with a pervert like Epstein. I have yet to hear anyone from conservative media question Trump on this issue.
Trump has admitted that he has a thing for young girls and with a friend like Epstein, one would have to wonder just how young are the women that Trump like so much?
The Plain View Project has exposed some horrific Facebook posts made by Police Officers. It has been an ongoing trend that has been very troubling but the trend continues. Far too many Police Officers have been caught making racist statements but the Plain View Project has exposed the violent nature of some of these so-called officers of the law.
I took the time to read many of the posts that were written by these disgusting people. They often brag about their power and make funny jokes about people they arrest having accidents or tripping and falling on their way to the police car.
Of course, the joke is made because these police officers are bragging about how they beat people up and then lie about it.
Some police officers are being disciplined for their vulgar posts and others are under investigation. In an article published by dallasnews.com, four officers have been put on administrative leave and at least 20 more are under investigation.
It seems as if the Black vote has become the key to the White House again. Trump proved in 2016, he did not need the Black vote or any other minorities to be real about it. Trump proved that all he needs is a bunch of pissed off White people, that feel like Obama was the worst thing that happened to White America.
Hillary Clinton loss the 2016, election because she was not able to click with Black people. Joe Biden has been put on the hot seat for his vote on busing in the '70s. Mayor Pete Buttigieg made an appearance at "Essence Festival" where he spoke on many issues concerning the Black Community. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is still trying to recover from the backlash coming from the Black community after a police officer shot a Black man without having his body cam on.
It has become clear that Republican candidates don't need the Black vote but the Democrats not only need the Black vote but they live and die by it.
Candace Owens recently visited a holding center for undocumented immigrants.
The same holding centers that we have seen on t.v showing horrible living conditions. Owens is making the claim that the holding centers living conditions are actually better than what the media have reported. We have all seen the images of the children being separated from the mothers and it has sparked outrage across the country. The issue has become a hot button topic amongst Democratic Presidential candidates.
It appears that Owens is trying to do damage control and spin the narrative in the favor of the Republican party.
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U.S Senator and Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris has come under fire lately after she called out former Vice President Joe Biden during the Democratic Debates.
But she is not being criticized so much by the right-wing conservatives or even White Nationalists for that matter. Kamla Harris's worst critics have come from the Black community.
Harris has been called out online by a number of Black people for her record as a state prosecutor in California. Many have claimed that she has put her fair share of Black men in prison. To be fair to Kamala Harris she was a prosecutor and her job was to find evidence and present it to the courts. The Black community is unforgiving in this matter and have labeled Harris a sell-out.
Oddly enough, many political pundits are praising Harris as the winner of the first debate. Some pundits actually believe Kamala Harris can be a viable opponent to take on front runner Joe Biden. However, losing the Black community is not going to bode well for Kamala Harris and the more people dig into her background, Harris may end up more on the defensive than she originally planned to be.
Victor Jarome Morrow