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 Post subject: The News, July 18, 2022
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The July 18, 2022 Lost Horizons Newsletter
...where real knowledge-- and actual solutions-- intersect with real Americans!

What A REAL "Existential Threat" Looks Like
A picture is worth a thousand words...but only if it's being seen.

MANY OF THOSE READING THIS PAGE arrive at the articles directly by way of the links provided in the notification emails, forum posts and GAB posts I send out announcing each fresh newsletter. Those same folks often will not ever make it to the actual top of the page where each edition begins with a graphic I think relevant to current events at the time of publication.

Because of the dynamic thus described, and because I see no evidence of any appropriate uptick in efforts by those already CtC-educated to enlighten others to the individual-empowering, state-restraining truth about the income tax, it occurs to me that folks arriving here from the posted notifications have missed the rather important opening graphic that has been featured for a number of months now.

This conclusion troubles me considerably.

FOR FIVE MONTHS NOW, resources yielded to the nutcases by victims of the "ignorance tax" have facilitated the insanely reckless escalation of provocations of a very robustly nuclear-equipped Russia. More specifically and relevantly, a Russia which possesses a very distinct, and even dramatic-- but also very temporary-- technological advantage in warhead delivery by way of its hypersonic missile systems (and is thus prone to a "use it or lose it" calculation under appropriate circumstances).

This escalation of hostile behavior-- on the military front, by way of weapons and intel supplied to the neo-Nazi, coup-installed regime in Kiev; on the propaganda front, by way of the relentless one-sided and almost entirely false information spin from the mockingbird media; on the economic front by way of cringe-worthily-hypocritical (and backfiring) "sanctions"; and on the diplomatic-political? front by encouraging provocations from others-- is relentlessly and substantially raising the temperature of the pot in which the Russian frog sits. When that frog decides it must jump out, it will do so by substantially raising the temperature of the United States (and elsewhere).

Allowing these grossly corrupt and hypocritical false-narrative-fueled provocations to continue is madness of the most serious sort, from which Americans are already suffering considerable adverse consequences (both insofar as the Ukraine situation is used to excuse the implementation of the "Green New Deal" and other bad and destructive policies and by way of of real disruptions to world trade, most notably in fertilizer and other agricultural inputs and products). Waiting in the wings is the risk of annihilation.

This madness is a true existential threat, and it is facilitated by the ignorant acquiescence of American men and women who are simply unaware that the law allows them to withhold their support and reduce the nutcases to gasping for air.

Continued...

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A Showcase Of Today's Republican Political Spectrum
...and a window into one of the very important contests in this upcoming mid-term election.

EVERY UPCOMING MID-TERM ELECTION CONTEST is important. But the top-of-the-ticket state-office contests in Michigan are particularly so.

Like only a few others, Michigan is a large-population swing state. It was one of five particularly targeted for massive vote fraud in the 2020 election (as shown in the powerful documentary exposé, '2000 Mules', among other compelling bodies of evidence, none of which-- contrary to the propagandistic spin of Democrats and fellow-travelling voices in the media, have ever been examined in any court proceeding).

This November, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will all face challengers. Whitmer is famous for having jumped early, hard and persistently on the "total lockdown" bandwagon, despite being prohibited from doing so by Michigan's Constitution. She even continued with the same measures and policies after Michigan's Supreme Court expressly held her to be in violation of the Constitution.

Whitmer is also famous for having seeded Michigan nursing homes with persons infected with respiratory diseases, resulting in a so-far-still-unknown number of deaths self-servingly attributed to COVID-19.

Dana Nessel is most recently famous for having declared that every public elementary school should suffer drag-queen events. She also played her part in the COVID-coup, supporting Whitmer's manifestly invalid "work-around" of the Michigan Supreme Court ruling on her COVID measures of simply having the same prohibited edicts issued by Whitmer's subordinate public-health director and threatening and otherwise harassing everyone seeking to gather and present evidence of the widespread vote fraud conducted in Democrat-stronghold precincts.

Jocelyn Benson is famous for having illegally instructed city clerks throughout Michigan to disregard voter signature-verification requirements required by Michigan law, as found in March, 2021 by the Michigan Court of Claims.

In short, Whitmer, Nessel and Benson are very bad people, and all need to be replaced.

Continued...

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

Congress Showers The Pentagon With Cash While Americans Pinch Pennies
Lawmakers this week will rubber stamp a bill authorizing tens of billions more to the Defense Department that it didn’t even ask for.
by Ben Freeman and Faezeh Fathizadeh

Gas prices are at an all-time high. Rent prices have set records for the last 13 months straight. Inflation is increasing so sharply that even the cost of basic utilities has risen by nearly 30 percent in the last 12 months. There are growing fears that the economy is poised to fall into recession.

What is Congress doing as a growing chorus of Americans think these and other economic issues are the most important problems facing the nation today? They’re planning to give military contractors the biggest payday they’ve ever seen.

This week, at a time when Americans are fighting to keep roofs over their heads and feed their families, Congress’s plan is to authorize a record-setting $838.8 billion in spending, not to the American people, but to the Pentagon. As happens nearly every year, more than half of this sum will likely go to Pentagon contractors, whose CEOs make tens-of-millions of dollars while telling their shareholders that war and rising global tensions are good for business.

Yet this week Congress is on track to give the Pentagon $37 billion more than the military even asked for. Instead of funding pork-barrel projects across the country -— such as the Littoral Combat Ship, known in U.S. Navy circles as the “little crappy ship” that reportedly can’t travel half its maximum speed without cracking its hull — Congress could use this money to pay for a variety of things Americans desperately need right now, like school lunches, affordable housing, and utility assistance programs.

Even just lowering taxes by $37 billion or giving this money directly to the American people could put more than $100 in the pocket of every single American at a time when they desperately need it.

Not only would spending in such ways benefit the individuals and communities that receive them, it would also help revitalize the U.S. economy — and make it more equitable to boot. As has been well documented, defense spending is one of the least economically productive ways the government can spend its money. Spending on education, health care, and lowering taxes, for example, have all been shown to create more — and higher paying — jobs.

Continued...

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Plus,
Illuminating Anniversaries For This Week!

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"I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves...too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: 'Our country, right or wrong!' They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: 'Our country--when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.'"
-Senator Carl Schurz, October 17, 1899


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