Saturday, March 17, 2018

One Giant Lie For Mankind - AstroNots Gone Nowhere

Bridge Collapse at FLU in Miami. MCM designed

Incompetent? Inexperienced? Unskilled? Careless?

Dear America: The Miami Bridge Disaster Was As Avoidable As The Parkland Massacre – Here’s The 411

What happens in a bureaucracy that thinks hiring on merit is not ‘Progressive’ enough? Avoidable crap like this.
An engineer noticed a big clue two days before the collapse, but his phone call went to voicemail and wasn’t discovered until AFTER the incident. But that was just one in a series of SNAFUS that ended in tragedy.
What was supposed to be a first-of-it’s kind triumph in engineering became a horrific tragedy. And like most such tragedies, people are looking for scapegoats.

Maybe instead of asking what “one thing” triggered the collapse of the bridge, we should take a step back and look at the entire flawed system. There is more than one company involved, and similar stories could be written about each, but this one traces MCM’s role in the ill-fated Pedestrian bridge.
It’s not like there were no red flags.

We can roll all the way back to the start of the project for the first ones.
This project used something called TIGER Grants, initiated by the Obama administration.
Reason has covered TIGER on multiple occasions, pointing out how the supposedly temporary economic recovery measure quickly morphed into a permanent, maladministered and heavily politicized program, which has sent a total of $5.1 billion to everything from a disastrous streetcar project in Atlanta, to decidedly non-mobile trees and street murals in Los Angeles.
The problems were so widespread and apparent both the House and the Trump Administration made a real effort to kill the program. Trump has called for it to be eliminated in both his budget proposals, something the House agreed to in their 2018 appropriations bill.
Source: Reason
Why are these TIGER Grants problematic?
It was a ‘temporary’ stimulus program that was made permanent. And, because it is attached to big money, it became very, very lucrative to anyone willing to politicize it.
In 2014, the GAO released a report that was highly critical of how DOT handled the TIGER V grants, which included money for the FIU pedestrian bridge project. The report said DOT advanced projects with lower technical ratings in lieu of those with higher technical ratings and upgraded the technical rating of 19 projects from acceptable or recommended to highly recommended without documenting a justification. It is unclear from the GAO report whether the FIU bridge project was advanced over more qualified projects or if its technical rating was subsequently upgraded, since the report does not give project-by-project detail.
Source: Reason [emphasis added]
Motivated to politicize it? Sure. That was $5.1 BILLION, of pork, after all.
Political Corruption
And, since it WAS an Obama-era policy, you can bet there was an affirmative action element that could be exploited by unscrupulous companies.
The inspector general’s office voiced particular concern about the potential for fraud within the so-called Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, which is aimed at increasing the number of government contracts awarded to minority-owned businesses. “There is a preference given to minority and female-owned firms and it’s to level the playing field, so to speak,” said the Inspector General’s spokesman.
A “typical scheme” involves a prime contractor persuading a minority firm to front for it in obtaining a major federal contract and then receiving a kickback of a set percentage of the overall contract, according to the spokesman. The IG’s report also stressed the need for vigilant oversight of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program that includes stimulus funds. In February 2010, the Office of Secure Transportation (OST) awarded $1.5 billion in stimulus funds for 51 TIGER grants throughout the country. Those grants are for roads, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives.
Source: The Fiscal Times [emphasis added]
Follow the Money
Local papers, who know the players involved, were not the least surprised to see MCM was awarded the contract.
To Miami-Dade County insiders, it was no shock when Munilla Construction Management (MCM) beat out three other competitors to win a $14.2 million bid to build a high-tech pedestrian bridge at Florida International University. That’s because Munilla is not only one of the biggest contractors in South Florida but also one of the most politically connected thanks to years of shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars to campaigns.
Full story: MiamiNewTimes
Other questions raised about political favor-trading in the past were raised here.
Safety Record
If they’re winning contracts like this, how was their safety record? This is, after all, 960 tons of concrete hanging precipitously over a busy street. Safety matters, right?
Although it is too soon to tell what caused the collapse, CBS4 News has learned two of firms that built the bridge have been accused of unsafe practices.
“There is a process of due diligence that takes place,” Rosenberg said. “All of the contractors are fully certified by the state and this has been one of the most intensely managed processes that is around because of the federal support for it.”
Full story at Miami CBS local
Another story, referring to a past event, goes further:
Court documents show that MCM was accused of substandard work in a lawsuit filed earlier this month. The suit said a worker at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, where the company is working on an expansion, was injured when a makeshift MCM-built bridge collapsed under his weight.
The suit accused the company of employing “incompetent, inexperienced, unskilled or careless employees” at the job site.
A review of Occupational Safety Health Administration records shows that MCM has been fined for 11 safety violations in the last five years. The fines totaling more than $50,000 arose from complaints about unsafe trenches, cement dust and other problems at its Florida work sites.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal
Incompetent? Inexperienced? Unskilled? Careless?
Gee, what do the companies that failed to win the bid look like?
Of course, someone tried to blame Trump for a project launched even before he had even announced his candidacy.
Sorry, Politico, you can’t blame Trump
Seriously? The so-called ‘reputable’ sites run crap like that, and the ‘new media’ news gets blasted for being ‘fake’? At least we show our sources.
Just a month ago, President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union Speech where he called for more building and less red tape: “We built the Empire State Building in just one year. Isn’t it a disgrace that it can now take 10 years just to get a permit approved for a simple road … Any (infrastructure) bill must streamline the permitting and approval process — getting it down to no more than two years, and perhaps even one. Together, we can reclaim our building heritage.” That talking point might have collapsed with yesterday’s bridge. — Politico
Actually, rapid bridge replacement has been a ‘thing’ In Canada for several years now. Here’s a video from 2014. But if you’re going to do an engineering project, you have to cross all those T’s and dot all those I’s. Little mistakes have big consequences.
And for the record, Politico portrayed Trump’s leaning away from the TIGER grants that were at the center of this mess as ‘partisan’, and ‘extracting wealth’ from Blue states in the same story that said Trump’s tax cut ‘doesn’t serve the economic interests of the country’.
So we all know just how seriously to take that story, don’t we?
That’s where safety, oversight and vetting become hugely important… and things like corruption, ideology and political interference became so very, very dangerous.
The Right Progressive Boxes
One critic is suggesting that MCM was awarded the contract because they check all the ‘right progressive boxes’.
One Reddit user (‘Redditor’) was researching this story and uncovered an interesting bit of information about the engineer. He found it in an FIU piece celebrating the bridge.
It probably seemed like a harmless quote at the time. A female engineer, talking about the role of women in ‘STEM’ jobs.
Leonor Flores ’98 is a project executive and one of 63 FIU alumni who work for MCM, the construction firm building the FIU-Sweetwater UniversityCity Bridge, which will further connect FIU and its northerly neighbor, the City of Sweetwater. She was excited to share her work with her family, especially Michelle, who is interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in school.
Michelle said she might want to follow in her parents’ footsteps and go to FIU when the time comes, and that it was fascinating to see her mom’s work in action. “I’m interested in the architecture and the design of the bridge, and the math portion of it,” she said.
Said Leonor: “It’s very important for me as a woman and an engineer to be able to promote that to my daughter, because I think women have a different perspective. We’re able to put in an artistic touch and we’re able to build, too.”
Did you spot it?
I think women have a different perspective. We’re able to put in an artistic touch and we’re able to build, too.
Shouldn’t an engineer have those ideas in the reverse order?

It turns out that MCM has quite a few photos of women in their company. The owners are guys, but the project engineer and a number of high-ranking positions in the company are reportedly female.

Do you know the problem with living in an age of affirmative action hires?
You never know who was hired for their competence, and who was hired for politically expedient reasons, like getting a gender-compliance edge for TIGER Grants, which just ‘happen’ to be connected to Multi-Million dollar mega-projects.
Remember those four words: Incompetent. Inexperienced. Unskilled. Careless.
Were they were truly hiring the best, or did they have something else in mind?
Profit motive? Gaming the system? Nah. That couldn’t have anything to do with it.
This is further complicated by some professors bringing a gender-studies and ‘intersectional’ agenda even to the STEM departments. It’s anybody’s guess to what degree their ideologies could impact training and competence. A sampling:

Ok, so merit is ‘white supremacy’. On the other hand, NOT hiring by merit can result in cars crushed under bridges. That’s really a tough call, huh?

Logic, Math and reason are now ‘gendered’ and ‘white supremacist’. I bet the really smart guys who designed the Egyptian pyramids, or developed the Mayan calendar, or developed Algebra in ancient China or predicted an eclipse for the first time would find that view somewhat confusing.
But this thinking, now infecting our universities, could literally cost people their lives. Remind me again how ‘merit’ and ‘competence’ are ‘bad things’?
FDOT Not Made Aware
FDOT explains that they issued a permit, at FIU’s design build team’s request, to close Southwest 8th Street during Saturday’s installation and issued an additional blanket permit which allowed for two-lane closures effective January through April.
The agency says that at no time did it receive a request to close the entire road.
FDOT also says that it was not made away by the FIU design build team of any scheduled “stress testing” of the bridge following Saturday’s installation.
Source: CBS [emphasis added]
Which brings us to W. Denny Pate, one guy who clearly did something right, as we promised at the beginning:
The ONE Red Flag that WAS noticed
On Tuesday, two days before the collapse, W. Denny Pate, FIGG’s lead engineer noticed cracking on the bridge and tried to give warning to DOT officials.
Unfortunately, the person he called was out of the office, out on assignment that day the message didn’t reach him until Friday, by when it was too late. If that ‘small’ symptom had been investigated, perhaps the larger problem would have been spotted. Now we may never know.
Here is the transcript of Pate’s call.
“Hey Tom, this is Denney Pate with FIGG bridge engineers. Calling to, uh, share with you some information about the FIU pedestrian bridge and some cracking that’s been observed on the north end of the span, the pylon end of that span we moved this weekend. Um, so, uh, we’ve taken a look at it and, uh, obviously some repairs or whatever will have to be done but from a safety perspective we don’t see that there’s any issue there so we’re not concerned about it from that perspective although obviously the cracking is not good and something’s going to have to be, ya know, done to repair that. At any rate, I wanted to chat with you about that because I suspect at some point that’s gonna get to your desk. So, uh, at any rate, call me back when you can. Thank you. Bye.”
Source: WFLA
Who do we blame?

Criminal charges may well be filed, police have said. But in pinning down ONE person, we may miss the bigger issue.

Big Government itself has to shoulder at least some of the blame.

These blunders — much like the ones we saw leading up to the School shooting — are why we don’t put great faith in big government.

But watch — leftists will show their true colors after this, and will call for the punishment of companies, and the establishment of even BIGGER and FARTHER-REACHING government programs and departments.

It brings us to Reagan’s most terrifying words in the English language:
I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.

Post Tension Failure Florida Bridge Collapse | Engineering EXPLAINED!

Here are some links to read if you would like to gain a Ph.D. version of the Syrian conflict:

  • a. 1956: CIA plot to overthrow the Syrian government
  • b. 1983: CIA document on plans to obliterate Syria to enable an oil pipeline
  • c. 1986: CIA document on how to use Muslim Brotherhood to fuel a sectarian (Sunni v. Shiite) civil war in Syria
  • d. 2001: Wesley Clark told that USA will take out 7 countries in 5 years (Libya, Syria etc.)
  • e. 2005: CNN Interview. Christiane Amanpour tells Assad that the western governments are plotting a regime change in Syria
  • f. 2006: State Dept cable: Detailed discussion of various strategies to enable regime change in Syria
  • g. 2009: State Dept Email: Saudi Arabia is worried that a Shiite crescent is turning into a full moon (referring to a possible Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon coalition)
  • h. 2009: State Dept Cable: Saudi Arabia is the #1 source of funding of terrorism worldwide
  • i. 2012 State Dept Email: Conquest of Syria means a weakened Iran and this is important for Israel
  • j. 2012: State Dept Email: Use Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey to arm/train rebels
  • k. 2014: Hillary Clinton admits in an email that Saudi Arabia and Qatar fund ISIS
  • l. 2015: Joe Biden says Saudi Arabia and Qatar arming/funding Al Qaeda in Syria
  • m. 2016: John Kerry in a leaked audio recording explains how the US trained/armed the opposition and was hoping to use ISIS to force Assad into negotiation
  • n. Israel's Mossad chief admits helping Al Qaeda and says that it's because Al Qaeda never attacks Israel

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Hotel and motel staff spy on how much you drink and how you dress

Source: massprivatei

Since at least 2016, hotel and motel staff have been spying on guests and notifying law enforcement of anyone that dresses inappropriately for their age or has lower quality clothing.

Hotel and motel staff are also told to be on the lookout for suspicious people that ask for extra towels, or have excessive alcohol in their rooms and much more.

They are told to call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (1-866-347-2423) and report suspicious criminal activity to federal law enforcement. Laughably or sadly depending on how you feel about being spied on by hospitality workers, DHS claims that highly trained DHS specialists will take their reports.

Unfortunately, asking for extra towels or having lots of alcohol in your room is only the tip of the iceberg.
Hotel & motel staff will contact police for almost anything
Welcome to police state America 2018, where hotel and motel staff will notify law enforcement for almost anything.
According to DHS's Blue Campaign, if you don't want to be considered a suspicious person by hotel and motel staff,  you should never wear provocative clothing. You should never use their bar or restaurant to meet a date. You should never wear musk, cologne or perfume. You should never pay for your food or drinks with cash or a pre-paid credit card. You should never ask about porno movies or have pornography in your room. You should never use side entrances or exits. And you should never back into a parking spot.
The list of things hotel and motel staff find suspicious should anger every (union) convention goer, business traveler and vacationer.

Below, is a list of fifteen unbelievable things that will get you reported to law enforcement.
Why is DHS asking the hospitality industry to go through guests belongings and search their rooms without a warrant?

The answer is disturbing.

Law enforcement uses hotel and motel staff to do an end run around the Fourth Amendment. (Click here to see how law enforcement uses hospital staff to do an end run around the 4th.)

Unfortunately, we have more to worry about than hotel and motel workers spying on everyone..
DMV's report suspicious people to DHS

The above video reveals how the Nevada DMV also reports suspicious people to DHS. But what the above video does not explain, is what DMV's consider suspicious.
DHS's plan to turn everyone into spies is well on it's way. Soon nowhere will be safe from government/corporate spying.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Visual proof Gold and Silver are manipulated 3-9-18

As you can see from the above chart, the last three days always settled within a very tight range of valuation. This is typical. This proves that the ounce spot price of PMs are strictly controlled. To a very definite price point. 

Remember, this is the same, every week, to whatever price point the PTB decide upon and execute through the bullion banks and their lackey brokerages in NYC, Shanghai, Hong Kong, London...

In point of fact, the exact same reality is happening with FOREX, the exchange of foreign and domestic currencies. 

They could make gold ten dollars an ounce or ten thousand an ounce. It's all about perception of the value of capital.

Wake Up. It's not a real world. It's a satanically controlled world in every way on every front.

disgraced Parkland Officer Lied, Radio Dispatch Recording Reveals

As alleged gunman/patsy Nikolas Cruz went on a rampage at Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, allegedly firing on students and teachers until his semiautomatic AR-15 jammed, Broward Deputy Scot Peterson cowered outside behind the safety of cover, "pointing his gun at nothing."
Coward and the Patsy. Only brave when his his homies are with him, like in any gang
Peterson publicly stated that he thought gunfire was happening outside on campus, not inside the building - perhaps to justify not going in to stop the shooting which claimed 17 lives.
He lied.

Internal radio dispatches released by the Broward County Sheriff's Office Thursday reveal Peterson immediately focused on Building 12 and radioed that gunfire was happening "inside." 
What's more - Peterson warned his fellow officer to stay away - despite wounded students and staff inside who required assistance. Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) policy requires deputies to engage an active shooter and eliminate the threat.

“Do not approach the 12 or 1300 building, stay at least 500 feet away,” shouted a panicked Peterson as people screamed in the background.

The timeline of events and audio recording of police radio chatter shed new light on the response by the BSO. 
The records appear to support Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s contention that Peterson, a longtime school resource officer, should have entered Building 12 to engage Cruz and try to prevent deaths. They also appear to show that other deputies may have refrained from rushing into the school at the direction of Peterson and a Parkland captain. The response by the agency has been the subject of national scrutiny, and is currently under review by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. -Miami Herald
BSO police union president Jeff Bell welcomed the release of the audio and timeline of events.
“It certainly backs up that he never went into the school,” Bell said of Scot Peterson. “At one point he says to keep back 500 feet. Why would he say that?”
Timeline of events via the Miami Herald
Cruz was dropped off at the school by an Uber at 2:19 p.m. Two minutes later, he entered Building 12. He began firing within 15 seconds. Peterson, at the time, was near the administration building.
At 2:22 p.m. the fire alarm was triggered, blaring throughout the entire campus. The first 911 call also went out, via Coral Springs emergency dispatch center.
“Be advised we have possible, could be firecrackers. I think we have shots fired, possible shots fired —1200 building,” Peterson radioed at 2:23 p.m.
At that moment, according to the video, Peterson arrived at the southeast corner of Building 12, where he appeared to remain “for the duration of the incident.” “We’re talking about the 1200 building, it’s going to be the building off Holmberg Road,” Peterson said frantically seconds later.
“Get the school locked down, gentlemen!” he shouted.
As the shots intensified, other deputies began racing to the scene, radioing in. One believed he heard shots by the football field, something Peterson mentioned in a statement released last month by his attorney, arguing that the school resource deputy thought shots were coming from outside the 1200 building.
“BSO trains its officers that in the event of outdoor gunfire one is to seek cover and assess the situation in order to communicate what one observes with other law enforcement,” Peterson’s attorney said.
But Peterson, according to the timeline and radio dispatches reviewed by the Miami Herald, remained focused on Building 12.
“All right... We also heard it’s by, inside the 1200,” Peterson said at 2:25 p.m.
Joseph DiRuzzo, Peterson’s attorney, did not respond to an email and a call to his office. Peterson resigned eight days after the shooting rather than be suspended without pay pending an internal affairs investigation.
As the shooting progressed, calls began “blowing up” the 911 call centers. Students were spilling out of the campus. Peterson radioed to make sure “no one comes inside the school.”
At 2:27 p.m., six minutes after Cruz went into Building 12, the shooting stopped. Cruz ditched his AR-15 in the third-floor stairwell and left.
Five seconds later, Peterson radioed for officers to “stay at least 500 feet away at this point.” A dispatcher repeated, “Stay away from 12 and 1300 building.”
Coral Springs officer Tim Burton had just arrived at Douglas High. At 2:28 p.m., he radioed out the first description of Cruz: “White male with ROTC Uniform Burgundy Shirt” — exactly what the shooter was wearing when he was arrested later. How Burton obtained the information was unclear from the timeline.
At 2:29 p.m., as officers began encountering wounded students, Burton met with Peterson outside Building 12.
The chaos continued. Deputies tried getting into Building 13 next door, but it was locked. A fleeing student appeared to be stuck in a fence; a deputy asked for bolt cutters. One deputy called for a command post to be set up.
“We need to get units in here so we can try to find this guy,” a deputy radioed.
At 2:31 p.m., BSO Capt. Jan Jordan, whose supervision of the response has also been scrutinized amid questions about whether she slowed police response by ordering a perimeter, speaks for the first time: “Do we have a perimeter set up right now and everyone cleared out of the school?”
“That’s negative,” a dispatcher responds.
It was at 2:32 — 11 minutes after the shooting began — that four Coral Springs officers and two BSO deputies made the first police entrance into the building, helping to “extract a victim.”
Jordan is back on the radio one minute later: “I want to make sure that we have a perimeter set up (unintelligible), all the kids are getting out, but we need to shut down around this school.”
By 2:35 p.m., officers were seen transporting a victim on a golf cart. One minute after that, 10 officers burst into Building 12 through an east-side entrance.
Down the street, Cruz had entered a Walmart and bought a drink at the Subway inside. At 3:40 p.m., a Coconut Creek officer saw Cruz and arrested him without incident. Cruz was indicted Wednesday on 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office released the timeline Thursday following weeks of mounting pressure to make the details of its police response public. The Miami Herald, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and CNN sued the agency last month to force it to release surveillance video outside of the 1200 building, and their lawyers argued in court Thursday that it was in the public interest to release the footage.
Also Thursday, the sheriff’s office released 911 calls received by dispatchers and police documents related to its handling of calls to Cruz’s various addresses detailing his family’s troubled domestic life.
The sheriff’s office tweeted about the case Thursday evening.
“BSO agreed in court today with the media that surveillance video from outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High should be released publicly. Legal exemptions block the release unless a judge approves. The judge took it under advisement and we hope for a ruling shortly.”

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Farmers' Market Lies - A Joel Grover Investigation - Sept. 22, 2010

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Say something sexist go to jail, unless you are a woman, then its okay

Don't say an F'n word, or you go to jail

Head of Vogue wonder women dress like freaks

Via The Daily Bell
A Belgian court fined a man €3,000 ($3,700) for telling a female police officer that she should do a job more “adapted to women.”
It is the first time that anyone has been convicted of sexism under a new Belgian law.
The driver was found guilty of three charges: contempt of a police officer, making threats and sexist remarks in public, and a serious violation of another person’s dignity because of her gender.
He was warned that if he failed to pay the fine, a prison term of a month would be imposed.
“This is the first time we have used this law to prosecute someone,” said Gilles Blondeau, spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office. “It is quite common for people arrested by the police to insult and threaten. But to personally blame a policewoman because of her sex is different.” …
Under the law, any behaviour expressing “contempt towards a person, because of their sexuality” or treating a person as “inferior or as reduced essentially to their sexual dimension“, which entails a serious attack on their dignity is punishable by up to a year in prison and/or a fine.

I'm a witch and we got all the laws changed to destroy white men.
But how weak must people be when they need a law to protect their feelings? It is almost as if some women think they need the state and their guns to protect them because women are unable to protect themselves.

And the women called 911
That is an actual sexist attitude. It seems to suggest women are too frail to fend off mere words.
A strong self-assured woman would not need the law to retaliate against men who insult or offend her.

The fact that this criminalizes speech against a public official is even more concerning.
It doesn’t matter how rude, nasty, or offensive someone is, the right to free speech is more important.
You don’t have to play by the rules of the corrupt politicians, manipulative media, and brainwashed peers.

from a reader

What about the oh-so-catty words of women, aimed at other women, sometimes by women in positions of authority in the many 98%-to-100%-mom-staffed, discriminatory, female-dominated workplaces?

This is protected EU speech.

Here’s how it goes in the USA.

Women often try to bully out the female “non culture fits” in the many workplaces, staffed with 100% or close to 100% women.

Women do this for a variety of reasons, including 1) pushing out the hardworking and high-selling competition in sales-related jobs and 2) shoving out the few childless women who don’t fit in the frequently absentee mom gangs in the many female-dominated back-office jobs “voted best for moms” to keep the lid on their crony absenteeism collusion.

Women with unearned income for womb productivity often use “mean words” to bully out the women with no unearned income from spouses / ex spouses / monthly welfare and child-tax-credit welfare up to $6,444, hoisting up their low wages.

Women use “mean words” like weapons, bullying non-culture-fit women into quitting the crony-mom-absenteeism-gang jobs before they are eligible for Unemployment Compensation, which covers rent between low-wage jobs.

Many “non-culture-fit” females, working in catty, female-dominated industries, never get a dime of the UC that they pay into, while many of these culture-fit absentee bully moms, working part time to stay below the earned-income limit for welfare, are showered with 100%-free, non-contributory monthly welfare that covers their rent and groceries and child tax credits up to $6,444.
Thanks to witholding and their now-doubled refundable $6,444 (max) child tax credits, their paychecks are higher, even though they — and many of the married moms, too — often bound out the workplace door every afternoon, leaving behind phones ringing off the hook with paying customers, leading to unmet quotas, month after month, especially since they likewise take off whole days and whole weeks beyond their PTO and pregnancy leave.

Well-vacationed moms-in-charge often fire the female “non culture fits” who come to work every day, stay the whole day and meet the account-generation and account-retention numbers every month, while keeping the back-watching, frequently absentee culture-fit moms whose sales and account-retention numbers are low, but who squeal with delight at the Halloween Dress-Up Day festivities and during the parking lot Family Day Picnic. They churn the high-selling “non culture fits” after they get their bonus numbers up.

Do the counts in Belgium punish female managers who, in the middle of a meeting in a corporate back office, say “The prize for the baby-mommy-look-alike-bulletin-board decorating contest is getting X childless, female employee down in the floor and smearing Vaseline all over her shiny, exfoliated face?”

How’s that for degrading?

Does the goverment fine female (mom) managers who interview childless, non-culture-fit females by letting them know, as the female non culture fit sits down to interview and before a word is uttered, that “we have 17 women in here (MOMS), and we HAVE to have someone who fits in!”
Momma managers in a company with a big goverment contract due to being a “woman-owned” business dud that to me without batting an eyelash.

It is typical. It is the norm in female-dominated industries.

In the USA, it is okay to discriminate if you do it in reverse, discriminating against men, or if you narrow your discrimination categories within the blanket of gender.

How about being told—after getting ready for an hour, driving for an hour, waiting for an hour, filing out a bunch of forms with every type of information in the world for an hour and answering an hour’s worth of canned hoop-jumping interview questions—that, for this low-wage office job, we hire “women with somethin’ comin in’ from spouses or ex spouses or government due to womb productivity, which hoists up the low wages for the 100% female employees.

You need a spousal income that pays your rent, child support that covers rent or free food, free rent, free electricity, monthly cash assistance and a child tax credit up to $6,444 for womb productivity out of wedlock to get this female-dominated, low-paying office job, woman.

How about being told by a female hiring manager in an interview that “I can see what you are, and YOU just don’t know what it is like to raise two boys.”

Translation: Despite your college degree, four relevant licenses and 3 years of experience, including experience doing the very thing we do here, and with high numbers when dealing with one of our biggest clients in another business, YOU definitely won’t fit in our back-watching mom-protection gang of frequently absentee, womb-productive female discriminators. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Amazon Admits Alexa Is Creepily Laughing At People

 Hi.  We here at Amazon would like to sell you a device that goes in the center of your home.  It comes with a super sensitive microphone that will listen to everything you say and will be sent to our servers, most likely stored on them until a government spook comes along wanting some info on you.  Do be careful what you say around our device because it's always listening for certain "trigger" words that may alert the authorities.  It can't differentiate between a joke about killing someone or the real deal so everything will get treated as a potential homicide.  We're sure that if Alexa does make a mistake you, the SWAT team, and Alexa will all have a good laugh once it's all sorted out.

While there are plenty of stories of artificial intelligence gone wrong, it seems many recent new owners of Amazon's Alexa devices have been rudely woken by "bone-chillingly creepy" laughing from their AI friend.

As The Daily Mail reports, some users say their Alexa-enabled gadgets start laughing totally unprompted.
One user reportedly tried to turn the lights off in their home but Alexa repeatedly turned the lights back on, eventually uttering an 'evil laugh,' according to BuzzFeed.
Another Echo Dot owner said they told Alexa to turn off their alarm in the morning and she responded by letting out a 'witch-like' laugh.
Alexa is programmed in many voice-activated devices with a preset laugh, which can be prompted by asking: 'Alexa, how do you laugh?'
But so far, it's unclear why Alexa is laughing even when users don't ask her to.

As if that wasn't bizarre enough, Amazon also has a 'Laugh Box' skill, which lets users play different types of laughter, such as a 'baby laugh' or a 'sinister laugh.'
While initially just thought to be an internet joke, The Verge reports that Amazon has now responded to the creepiness in a statement to The Verge, saying, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”
As The Verge's Shannon Liu concludes, many have related the laughter back to a moment in 2001: A Space Odyssey when HAL 9000 turns evil and says, “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Maybe it’s a sign that having smart devices in our homes is another step toward a creepy, dystopian future where robot overlords rule. When does that Terminator sequel come out again?
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So far 'Russian hackers' have not been blamed for this "creepy" laughter... though we suspect it will not be long. That's what the satanists do, blame their actions on others.

The deep truth of echo and Alexa is that they are SPY devices, meant to invade our world and we PAY for them to do it. It all ends up back at the various intel agencies, and that's documented.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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'Conservative Activist Trolls Oscar Attendees with Pedo Facebook Ads Featuring Mark Salling, Kevin Spacey and Pizzagate' Salling was murdered, before he could tell anyone where he got his tens of thousands of CP photos, most if not all of them very recent:

Kevin Salling exposes Hillary pedophile ring, found murdered.

Conservative Activist Trolls Oscar Attendees with Pedo Facebook Ads Featuring Mark Salling, Kevin Spacey and Pizzagate

Facebook ads promoting the Wall Street Journal to Oscar attendees praised accused child molester Kevin Spacey, honored deceased convicted pedophile Mark Salling and featured an image that was at the center of “Pizzagate” in a post about child trafficking.

The ads were not purchased by the Wall St. Journal, but by an activist protesting pedophilia in Hollywood and beyond.
By promoting WSJ content the activist was able to edit the posts and troll the Oscars as they saw fit.

“10,000 Oscar-goers got a lovely surprise on Facebook tonight,” the anonymous activist told the Gateway Pundit. “Hundreds clicked the links to find the real WSJ articles detailing stories about pedophila rings and YouTube pedo videos like ElsaGate.”
The ads link to WSJ articles on the bust of a global pedophile ring and another on YouTube videos that attract pedophiles or disguise inappropriate content to appeal to children — known as “ElsaGate.”

“Mark Salling will be honored at this year’s Oscar’s. The Academy wants to commend him for his role on Glee. His award will be presented by Meryl Streep. He will be sorely missed,” one ad read.
Salling hanged himself in January while he was facing up to seven years in prison for child pornography possession after accepting a plea deal in September. He was scheduled to be sentenced in March.

“Tipped off by a girlfriend, investigators found more than 50,000 images and hundreds of child pornography videos on his laptop and thumb drive, some of little girls as young as 3 to 5 years old, federal prosecutors said. They had been downloaded from April through December 2015,” NBC reported.
Another ad featured a photo of a young girl duct taped to a table that became infamous during “Pizzagate.”
The Gateway Pundit has censored the image, as it features a minor:

“Some are saying this could be the next #ME2 movement. The busts continue to happen across the country, but it’s an unreported phenomenon. When will the voiceless be defended?” the post accompanying the photo of the young girl read.
According to the activist, the most clicked ad was the one featuring the duct-taped child.
The activist stated that they were “motivated by Sabo and knew it had to be done.”
Sabo, a right-wing street artist, made headlines earlier this week for his billboards calling out Hollywood for the hypocrisy in the “Me Too” movement.
“Name names on stage or shut the hell up!” one billboard read. “And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to …” another mocked.

Monday, March 5, 2018

The US Dollar Has Lost 97% of it’s Value In 50 years

Whenever in the history of money a country goes off the gold standard it becomes irresistible to just keep the printers pumping out more and more money. In modern times, money is always issued along with debt in the same amounts. It always ends the same, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Germany in the 1920’s. The currency eventually becomes worthless. But it can go on for a long time before that happens. The US dollar has already lost 97% of it’s value over 50 years, so there isn’t much left to lose. Here is a short article about it from Zerohedge:

The US dollar became fiat currency when it stopped being backed by gold over 46 years ago and it has lost 97 percent of its value since the establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913.…currencies

Still worth more than the Ruble?

Probably not for long, Russia has a huge gold reserve and is adding to it mightily.…es-january

When I was a kid back in the 50’s I could buy a candy bar for 10 cents with a real silver dime. Today, that dime is worth $2. or so, about what a candy bar sells for today, and that candy bar is HALF the size of the one I bought 60 years ago!

The big story of this decade will be the collapse of fiat currencies. I believe one way we can all use gold and silver again is gold and silver backed block chain. Lots of companies in the works with it. The sad thing about Venezuela is when their currency lost it’s value they had nothing to fall back on, no one owned any gold or silver, so now they just have to barter or steal. I hear you can buy 6 months of food for ONE OUNCE OF SILVER in Venezuela.

The way it would go is like it went in Venezuela. Take a close look at the result. Starvation, empty stores, No jobs, business at a standstill, roads crowded with banditos. It’s not a pretty sight. And the only way to get the economy started again is with an intrinsically valuable currency. And in Venezuela almost no one has gold or silver. How about the US? Do ANY of you have gold or silver? Probably one in 100 Americans has any. It will go just the same way, mad max TO THE MAX!
Debt grows faster than the increased GDP which is supposed to service the debt.
The Faster America “Grows”, The Faster America Goes Bust

As of October 1st of 2007 (the start of the 2008 Federal Government fiscal year), federal debt stood at $9 trillion and 70 billion. In the subsequent ten years and five months, the US federal debt has grown $11 trillion and 805 billion and now stands at $20 trillion and 875 billion (chart below). Over the same period, US GDP grew $5 trillion and 169 billion. Simply put, for every $1 of new federal debt undertaken, the US achieved $0.44 cents of economic activity or “growth”…erica.html

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

How the central banks rig the price of gold to their advantage, keeping the dollar worthless

Deutsche Bank admitting last year to being an accessory to manipulating gold prices in collusion with other banks makes what was done and is being done a flat-out, incontrovertible  conspiracy.

Alhambra Investment Partners CIO Jeffrey Snider returned to Erik Townsend's MacroVoices podcast this week to discuss one of his favorite topics: How central banks' use gold lending to manipulate their balance sheets, and also to manipulate the broader market for precious metals by sheer dint of their size, and willingness to buy and sell without any consideration for the price.
Their conversation begins with Snider explaining the history of "gold swaps" between central banks that helped birth the concept of fractional reserve lending.
The first "gold swap" conducted between the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England: The Fed handed the BOE $200 million in bullion through the New York Fed; in exchange, the BOE gave the Fed a "gold receivables" in the same amount. This is essentially an IOU that could (in theory, at least) be cashed in for gold, but allowed the Fed to keep the gold deep in its vaults. As Townsend explains, the gold is being taken out of the accounting for the balance sheet, but it's not being removed from the accounting.
Again, in theory, one could argue that these gold receivables were, in fact, "as good as gold" because the default risk from a counter party central bank is, effectively, zero.
Essentially, what happened was the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on behalf of the Federal Reserve system made $200 million of gold bullion available to the Bank of England for its disposal in whatever transactions it might take in defending sterling at that pre-war parity price. What’s important about that is that it aids both sides of the equation.
Because the way a gold swap works is that, essentially, the central bank agent that is providing the gold exchanges it for what’s called a gold receivable.
If you look at Slide 5, for example, I’ve sketched out roughly what this gold swap meant. $200 million in gold was made available to the Bank of England, which it would then sell in the market for sterling at the price that it wished to defend. They put the sterling currency into an account in London on behalf of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
So what really happened was gold disappeared from New York and ended up as cash in the UK denomination in London. But, for accounting purposes, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York showed a gold receivable where gold used to be.
Because if (for whatever reason) the Federal Reserve Bank of New York needed its gold back, there was sterling in an account where it could theoretically buy it back. So the gold receivable was taken as equivalent to actually having bullion on hand in a vault in New York City.
So both parties were satisfied. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York got to continue reporting the same amount in its possession, while the Bank of England was supplied additional metal in order to help defend the sterling at pre-war parity.
As anybody who lived through the financial crisis would remember sometimes credit-risk analysts ignore have a tendency to ignore black-swan tail risks like the prospect of a central bank default. We delved into this topic in greater detail about a year-and-a-half ago when Carmot Capital's George Sokoloff explained why even the most sophisticated hedge funds tend to get slaughtered during market shocks.
The way that the accounting works in the gold swap scenario outlined above is the central banks are basically pretending the Fed didn't give its gold to the BOE...yet, there is still only the one $200 million slug of didn't just magically double. In a way, this feat of financial engineering echoes China's massive "rehypothecation" fraud which we've critiqued time  and time again...
It's also important to remember, too, that all of this was done for political purposes: In the aftermath of World War II, Winston Churchill briefly brought the UK back to the gold standard. But to prevent a destabilizing spike in volatility, the central bank needed the gold reserves to defend the peg in the open market.
Knowing the roots of fractional reserve lending will help reframe like our stories about the missing gold at the Fed. Even Snider admits there's ample room for these so-called "conspiracies" to flourish...
...Because, as he admits, we don't know the difference between gold and gold receivables - though that is something that could be determined via a simple audit..
That’s the way this works. And of course it opens the door to all sorts of conspiracy theories. Because, obviously, people have argued, and do argue still, that if there’s more receivables than gold, then there’s no gold left. And how would anybody know the difference?
And the point of fact is we don’t know the difference. We don’t know how much gold has ever been swapped out. And how much gold remains. Because nobody has ever been required to make a distinction there.
Our interest here is defining why that would be. Why are central banks interested in doing this kind of transaction? Other than the fact that they are intentionally trying to mislead the public, which I don’t think is the case.
Again, there are legitimate reasons for all of these things to happen. You may not agree with why they’re being done, or the times of when they’re being done, but there are legitimate reasons for this.
Snider goes on to explain how these gold swaps led to the creation of the gold forward rate, a strategy that many smaller central banks employ to turn their gold reserves into a profit engine. Essentially, central banks allow gold miners to hedge their exposure by fronting them the gold to sell short before they ever pull the metal out of the ground.
The central bank receives a small interest rate, the miners are hedged and capitalized - everybody is happy - or at least that's what one might suspect at first brush.
In reality, the central banks' involvement in the gold market is considerably more fraught - in ways that many mainstream analysts aren't yet ready to consider.
For instance, as Townsend points out, gold bugs have for years expounded to anybody who would listen their theory about how central banks surreptitiously intervene in the gold market to suppress the price of the precious metal. As anybody who trades gold has also undoubtedly noticed that often we get what traders call "gold pukes" - sudden, sharp declines in the price of gold - often around 8 am.
Because central banks are the largest logical price-insensitive participants, many have blamed them for this phenomenon.
Snider said that, while he agrees that central banks are, in effect, manipulating the price of gold when they intervene in the market, there are more plausible explanations for why central banks might do this - aside from being motivated to manipulate the price of gold.
And there’s no legitimate reason for them to actually take an interest in price, because the gold leasing arrangement is, by its very nature, negative in price. For reasons that have nothing to do with monetary policy of any central bank around the world. Because it’s dislodging previously off-market stored gold onto the marketplace. That’s a key point to remember moving forward.
When this stuff happens, when there’s an uptick in lending and leasing for whatever reason, it is price negative. It has nothing to do with manipulation. It’s just the natural supply and demand mechanics of the way these things are set up.
In short, central banks are doing this not because they're intentionally manipulating the price of gold. Rather, the manipulation is an unavoidable side effect of their gold leasing arrangements...
Finally, Townsend and Snider discuss the latter's theory about how major turning points in gold's long-term price trajectory have been influenced by anomalies in the eurodollar market, as depicted in the chart above...
There are a couple of anomalies – or aberrations, whatever you want to call them – in
the gold market that popped up in especially 2010. Remember, 2010 is supposed to be a year of recovery. Not just in the economy, but in the financial markets. We had ZIRP (zero interest rate policy) in the US, we had ZIRP in Europe. We had QE in the US. We had all of these positive monetary factors.
And yet, in the middle of 2017, it came to light that the Bank For International Settlement, which is the central bankers’ central bank, had swapped 346 tons of gold with ten European banks in December of 2009 and January of 2010. And people couldn’t figure out why that was.
Because, again, things are supposed to be recovering. Why the hell are they taking gold out of the hands of European banks? And the reason was, of course, continued funding anomalies in dollar markets. What was reported along the way, as these things became more and more investigated, was: What had happened during the bull market in the 2000s was that people – European customers in particular – who were interested in buying gold because gold was in a bull market, may not have intentionally been buying gold for gold property. They had been buying gold – physical metal – and depositing it with their local bank for custody.
But an unallocated account was a very big difference in terms of legalities and who actually owns the metal. An unallocated account means that you’re just depositing the gold with the bank. The gold then becomes a liability with the bank. And what they give you back in return is essentially a warehouse receipt. Not actual title to the metal.
All the bank is saying is that if you ever ask for your metal, we’ll give you metal back. Not necessarily the specific bars or the specific whatever that you deposited.
And what that allowed was, in times of stress and strain, because that metal became a liability at the bank and not a separate constructive bailment as an allocated account would be, these European banks, including Swiss banks, found that they had a deep pool of unallocated gold that was their own liability that they couldn’t realize.
Again, their only liability was that they would have to put the same kind of metal or the same amount of metal back if their customers ever asked for it back.
What happened in 2010, as the European crisis wore on and got worse, was that these
European banks started to appeal to those stores of unallocated gold. They started to motivate them into the lending and leasing arrangements, which tended to be negative in price the more that happened.
Where that really broke out was in later 2011 as the dollar crisis worsened that year.
September 6, 2011, the Swiss National Bank shocked the markets by pegging the franc to the Euro, essentially trying to get away from the dollar balance. Which triggered all sorts of responses across US dollar funding markets.
And you could see, once again, another big, massive gold puke.

Youtube BANS Alex Jones and Infowars, among others...the 1st amendment is being killed off, the most important one of them all.

Now that they have effectively erased the 1st amendment - the right to speak your mind, as anyone should, regardless of their opinions - the rest of the Amendments will quickly follow.

Everything hinged and supported the 1st amendment.

Allowing this to happen is the same as allowing Hitler Deep State NWO Fascists to run rough shod over our lives. And they are. with medicine, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, you name it.

The Hildebeast didn't make it. But that's not stopping the satanic shits from removing anyone who is exposing their satanic agenda.

Like Me.

And a few of you, wherever you are out there.

Damn, he was right.

Fascist satanic leftist bastards

Naturally, my pharmacist couldn't help, but he did tell me that everything is the DEA's fault

Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and that's not even accounting for epic burnouts like us skewing the numbers. Mommy needs her medicine to control her blood pressure, Daddy needs his medicine for his cholesterol, and your weird uncle who writes for the Internet needs his "whatever you got on you" to ease chronic pain the doctors no longer treat in our day - go fuck yourself if your leg has 30 titanium pins in it. The point is, everybody needs something. So what happens if you need your meds when we're undergoing one of our nation's many drug shortages? We're not just being hyperbolic because our stash ran dry; drug shortages are a real and terrifying thing. They are also engineered by the govt. Specifically, the DEA. Let's talk to somebody on the wrong end of one ...

Any Drug Can Be Vitally Important

As an adult with ADHD, I depend on Adderall, one of the most famous and controversial prescription drugs in America. It's proven invaluable in treating the disorder in children and adults, and also, unfortunately, in making sure frat boys can stay up all night playing Call Of Duty. And apparently the DEA is sick of getting whomped by BroDown69 every time they boot up the old Xbox. Hence, the drug shortage. And it's not just about paying closer attention to your homework: My ADHD is entwined with both depression and anxiety. Before Adderall, I was way into self-harm and suicide. Post-Adderall, I've found some better hobbies. It's a pretty big deal to me.
Seppi333/Wikimedia Let's hear it for new hobbies, such as "not dying!"

When I finally talked to my doctor about ADHD and scored that first sweet prescription to Adderall, everything in my life changed within weeks. My impulse control was back. I was able to get my work done, which kept suicide and self-harm at bay. I was able to complete my projects -- it was so great that I was furious it took this long to find my wonder drug. And I'm not alone: Not only is Adderall more frequently used to treat depression than you think, it turns out that undiagnosed ADHD is responsible for a lot of depression and suicidal tendencies in young women, because people keep telling us that it's all in our heads. Yes, we know it's in our heads; that is indeed the problem. That's why we're asking you to fix our heads.
Eraxion/iStock/Getty Images "Just because it's in your head doesn't mean it's not real." --Albus Dumbledore, M.D.
There's No Warning Before Your Drugs Just Up And Vanish. It's all about chaos crazy and turning decent law abiding people into pain racked crazies. We know who is behind this.

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The DEA created different classes and labels for prescription drugs based on their likelihood of being abused. Adderall, Vyvanse, and Ritalin are schedule II prescriptions as are many painkillers. That's why their distribution is highly regulated. Shortages have been on and off since 2011, but it wasn't until January 2015 that I began to notice significant problems. Because, that's when the council of 13 deemed it was time to increase the suffering of ALL in the world, during the witches sabbath of Yule.
Radist/iStock/Getty Images Taken 3 was at the top of the box office. It was a dark time in America.
I used to fill my prescriptions at Walgreens, but since changing my health insurance, I've had to switch to CVS. When I first went to fill my 20-milligram Adderall XR (two pills a day) at my closest CVS, I was told they were out of it. So I went to another one and they were out of it, too. I called the next one to save some time, but it turns out that because they're schedule II, they can't tell you if they have the drugs in stock over the phone. You have to show up physically to be rejected. Just like prom night.
Gewitterkind/iStock/Getty Images "But you can order pizza online. That helps depression!"
Some places told me that they were getting their weekly shipment on Wednesday, but then Wednesday came and, oops, maybe it'll show up in the monthly shipment. I was told I needed to get there quickly when that shipment got in, since they were only allotted one bottle of 100 pills per month, meaning they could, at most, fill three prescriptions per month (fewer, if patients took more than one pill per day). When the next month rolled around, I arrived within an hour of their monthly shipment, and still no Adderall. I went to a Walmart to see if they could fill it, and the pharmacist admitted it's been on back order since the end of December. If this sounds frustrating now, keep in mind I did all of this without the pills I need to stay sane.
The System Is Massively Complicated, And Mostly Just Serves To Shift Blame. It's the DEA. They are the little do as they are told bitches behind all medication restriction to patients and doctors HAVE TO OBEY OR ELSE.

Fascist freedom stealing assholes. While ensuring the CIA's heroin and cocaine get into the country safely without any competition. The truth is out there, look it up.
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Our health care system functions like a high school group project: When something doesn't get done, it's always someone else's fault. I had a great relationship with my pharmacist at Walgreens and called him in tears one night to tell him what was going on with CVS and to beg him to take me back. (Walgreens and I had a beautiful relationship, before they dumped me out of the blue when their friends at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida started saying shit behind my back. I thought you were better than that, Walgreens! Not like that slut, Rite Aid, who hires only lesbian women or women of color who treat white customers like typhoid carriers. I've had Rite Aid bitches refuse legal doctor prescription fills from dentists for low grade pain medication that doesn't do shit anyway. Happily, since Rite Aid started treating me and others like shit, their stock has been tanking to the point of near bankruptcy. In fact, they are now involved in a hostile takeover.)
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Rite Aid has, like, SO much experience with STDs.

Naturally, my pharmacist couldn't help, but he did tell me that everything is the DEA's fault. Pause for a moment and let that sink in. All these problems with supply and restrictions for chronic pain sufferers with real needs are the direct result of dictates by the DEA at whim, without congressional over site of any kind, ever. See, pharmacists and manufacturers are supposed to tell the DEA how many patients need the medication, and the DEA is supposed to increase the allowance to keep up with patient need -- except they routinely ignore every request as a routine. Maybe they have ADHD too? Maybe they are just vicious jerks who feed on the suffering of others, as so many badge wearers are? So to follow up, I called the Orlando branch of the DEA and spoke to two different representatives: One blamed the manufacturers for refusing to make the drug, and the other blamed the druggies for forcing them to set these limits. It took me a full five minutes before I could stop laughing. Now, it appears they have me under surveillance for making these calls. Ask a question, get setup. I was warned that this might happen. It's not paranoia...this is what you get when you ask questions to fascists in a constitutional republic.
Eric Kayne/Getty Images News/Getty Images Is it Steve? It's Steve, isn't it? Fucking Steve.

If the manufacturers don't make the medications, they lose money. Pharmacists can't make money if they don't sell the drugs. Patients, of course, lose their treatments, and in 2011, at least 1,015 people died because they couldn't get their medications. The DEA, by limiting prescriptions, gets to appear to be tough on drugs, since fewer prescriptions available equals fewer prescription in the hands of patients. Those 1,015 dead folks are just collateral damage in the war on drugs. The DEA's motto is , FUCK EM. The DEA is also a band of serial killers of regular people who-while under doctor treatment-are denied their medicine of all kinds, not just opiates. The number of deaths doubles every single year. They will probably pass a law forbidding the reporting of these stats to protect their precious image.

You're Treated Like A Drug Addict If You Complain

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When I called the DEA to ask about the shortage, the first person I spoke to said, "Yeah, we're restricting access to these medications. What can you do? Blame the druggies not us." When I told him that wasn't good enough and explained my symptoms (which included a relapse in suicidal thoughts, depression, and poor impulse control), he said it sounded like I was addicted to Adderall and in withdrawal.

Patient: "If I stop taking this heart attack medication, I'll have a heart attack."
Flailing Dipshit Agent: "Sounds like you're addicted to heart attack medication. what's your name and address?" 

Hang up the phone, the bastards just put you on a federal watch list for taking heart medicine. Which means you are on the same list as a drug cartel kingpin who ships thousands of tons of cocaine yearly. Welcome to the fuck you club, courtesy of Fascist America.
diego_cervo/iStock/Getty Images I don't think that's what Narcotics Anonymous means when they talk about "physical dependency."
But even if that logic wasn't pants-on-head stupid, as Cracked has pointed out before, most drug addictions are an attempt to self-medicate anyway. And then there's the difference in how we treat individual drugs: Lamictal has pretty severe withdrawal effects, including symptoms of bipolar disorder, vomiting, and emotional upset. Adderall's withdrawal is mostly just "fatigue and trouble sleeping," and yet it's much more heavily regulated, because it's a stimulant.
Stuart Wilson/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images "You're next, Starbucks power shots!"
And so we get to the great irony: I could drive down to the nearest college campus right now and buy some illegal Adderall from the first twitchy kid I came across. Sure, I'd pay more for a single pill than I would for an entire bottle on my insurance, but at least I'd be getting my goddamn meds. In trying to crack down on the prescription drug problem, the DEA is actually creating a prescription drug problem.

There Are Severe And Immediate Consequences For Going Off Adderall

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I wrote an article for Cracked in 2014 about self-injury. After it came out, people began messaging me on Tumblr to tell me how much it had helped them get help and/or stay safe. So I started using my Tumblr to post the other things I told myself to keep sane, and it seemed to help others, too.
Then the Adderall shortage hit.
mactrunk/iStock/Getty Image And my mental health took a tumbl.
In that first article, I also mentioned my previous suicide attempt. One of the factors leading to that was a shortage of Adderall -- it was the longest I'd been off of it since starting the medication ... until now. I've avoided trying to kill myself again, but I can't say I haven't thought about it. I just can't keep the ideas out of my head.
This is why medication shortages are a big deal: I know what my life is like with and without the medication, and I know that my returning suicidal impulses and difficulty focusing aren't because of my own failure as a person. I remind myself that these suicidal thoughts aren't from me. The right psychiatric medications don't turn you into a different person -- they correct your brain chemistry to bring the real you back from behind a cloud of crazy. And no matter how much therapy or self-conditioning you have.
Top Photo Group/Top Photo Group/Getty Images It would explain why I feel so blue.
The last thing the mentally ill need is yet another roadblock between themselves and treatment. You can call it a crutch if you want, but take away someone's crutches and see how much longer their legs stay broken.

Lauren Ipsum