amphigoryglory
I have not seen any evidence of successful U.S. intervention to stop such violence [as is ongoing in Iraq] in our modern history.

Matthew Hoh, former State Dep’t foreign service officer.  Hoh resigned in 2009 in protest of what he believed to be a counterproductive U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.

See Also: Bombs Are Medication For Guilt, Not Peace, In Iraq

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collegethenlife

runningrepublican:

polishukrainianamerican24:

admiral-lord-nelson:

runningrepublican:

"what’s being a history major like?"

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I’m going to be a history major and I start classes tomorrow.

Bless you.

It’s sad that most of the history in those books is bullshit. Hell, any shit they teach in school is more often the not, bullshit.

Update on current news.

Awhile back, I stated that there would be an attack on the east coast (9/11), one on the west coast, and then one in the Heartland, Chicago and that Chicago would be the final blow- a suitcase nuke maybe.

With all of this news about ISIS threatening an attack on Chicago, I think it could be plausible that we will see a major attack in Chicago.

Or, it could just be fear mongering for another conflict in the Middle East.

Regardless, keep those eyes and ears open and be ready for anything.

Just sharing my thoughts. If you have any, please share them as well.

This is actually becoming a reality.

All that’s left to do is:

-Find a program to use to queue up the music and audio clips
-Purchase the mixer and studio headphones (which isn’t going to be as expensive as I thought)
-Pay $20 a month and broadcast straight from the website (it would cost double that at least for each show on any other page)
-And obviously, put together a few extremely solid shows to get me started

You can say today has been extremely productive and I’m even more excited now that this is actually becoming a reality.

This will be the Introduction for the first episode on January 2nd or 3rd. Feedback is appreciated. EDIT: This is the first draft, not finalized.

This is a call to all humanity. All races, all genders, all religious beliefs, all ages, it does not matter. We are in a very dire situation. Freedom around the world is being destroyed, and in some places, probably most, it already is gone. We have senseless killings, whether it be through war or gang violence. We are destroying each other. We. Are. Destroying. Each. Other. No matter what race, gender, religious belief, or age, we all bleed the same color blood. We have all fallen prey to a tactic called divide and conquer. While we are busy infighting, the ones behind the curtain that hold all of the power, are busy destroying freedom worldwide and building their goal of a one world totalitarian, socialist state. A goal that has been in existence for over 1,000 years. We go through the same cycle as human beings. What we are seeing today is no exception. We have the opportunity to change all of that. As Americans, we have been blessed by our Founding Fathers to have received the freest nation in the history of the world. We held on to that freedom for quite a long time. It is time to now fight to regain that freedom. I don’t mean another bloody Civil War. I mean this: we need to load our firearms with bullets of truth. These people HATE THE TRUTH. They don’t want us, the people, knowing it. I have full faith that the American people can wake up in time to fight alongside the rest of their brothers and sisters. You have the brains to do so. Step outside of the normal, accepted paradigm, think, and start seeking the truth for yourself. Knowledge is power. It’s time for us to all step up and be leaders. We need to lead people to the truth. This is a call to humanity. We must Restore this Constitutional Republic and freedom worldwide.

amphigoryglory

priceofliberty:

Who the fuck are these people that keep coming out to support federal elections? I’m not being hyperbolic when I tell you that your vote doesn’t count for shit.

Your vote literally does not count. Your voice has no practical impact on U.S. domestic or foreign policy.

old-prepper

The following are 30 stats to show to anyone that does not believe the middle class is being destroyed…

1. In 2007, the average household in the top 5 percent had 16.5 times as much wealth as the average household overall.  But now the average household in the top 5 percent has 24 times as much wealth as the average household overall.

2. According to a study recently discussed in the New York Times, the “typical American household” is now worth 36 percent less than it was worth a decade ago.

3. One out of every seven Americans rely on food banks at this point.

4. One out of every four military families needs help putting enough food on the table.

5. 79 percent of the people that use food banks purchase “inexpensive, unhealthy food just to have enough to feed their families”.

6. One out of every three adults in the United States has an unpaid debt that is “in collections”.

7. Only 48 percent of all Americans can immediately come up with $400 in emergency cash without borrowing it or selling something.

8. The price of food continues to rise much faster than the paychecks of most middle class families.  For example, the average price of ground beef has just hit a brand new all-time record high of $3.884 a pound.

9. According to one recent study, 40 percent of all households in the United States are experiencing financial stress right now.

10. The overall homeownership rate has fallen to the lowest level since 1995.

11. The homeownership rate for Americans under the age of 35 is at an all-time low.

12. According to one recent survey, 52 percent of all Americans cannot even afford the house that they are living in right now.

13. The average age of vehicles on America’s roads has hit an all-time high of 11.4 years.

14. Last year, one out of every four auto loans in the United States was made to someone with subprime credit.

15. Amazingly, one out of every six men in their prime working years (25 to 54) do not have a job at this point.

16. One recent study found that 47 percent of unemployed Americans have “completely given up” looking for a job.

17. 36 percent of Americans do not have a single penny saved for retirement.

18. According to one survey, 76 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

19. More than half of all working Americans make less than $30,000 a year in wages.

20. Only four of the twenty fastest growing occupations in America require a Bachelor’s degree or better.

21.  In America today, one out of every ten jobs is filled by a temp agency.

22. Due to a lack of decent jobs, half of all college graduates are still relying on their parents financially when they are two years out of school.

23. Median household income in the United States is about 7 percent lower than it was in the year 2000 after adjusting for inflation.

24. Approximately one out of every four part-time workers in America is living below the poverty line.

25. It is hard to believe, but more than one out of every five children in the United States is living in poverty in 2014.

26. According to one study, there are 49 million Americans that are dealing with food insecurity.

27. Ten years ago, the number of women in the U.S. that had jobs outnumbered the number of women in the U.S. on food stamps by more than a 2 to 1 margin.  But now the number of women in the U.S. on food stamps actually exceeds the number of women that have jobs.

28. If the middle class was actually thriving, we wouldn’t have more than a million public school children that are homeless.

29. If you can believe it, Americans received more than 2 trillion dollars in benefits from the federal government last year alone.

30. In terms of median wealth per adult, the United States is now in just 19th place in the world.