Based solely on Iowa and New Hampshire, the upcoming election will give voters a choice between two very different societies

To Big Al, the differences could not be more obvious or greater! What do you think?

  1. On February 12, 2020 at 4:01 pm,
    CFS says:

    The authors of the Happiness Study, sponsored by the U.N. are:

    John F. Helliwell
    Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
    Richard Layard
    Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, at the London School of Economics and Political Science
    Jeffrey Sachs
    Director, SDSN, and Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University

    You seriously think the questions and relative evaluations aren’t skewed. Really ?
    (Swamp land in Florida comes to mind.)

    The U.S., just for the record, historically places between 7th and 10th.

    Finland is relatively lower density of population country, with good natural resources….that helps.

    I’m sure if the survey was taken of some smaller islands in the Pacific or Caribbean, the happiness level would be fairly high, unless the questions were focused on “free” stuff.
    By skewing the focus, one can always twist the results.

    • On February 12, 2020 at 7:21 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks for the input, Professor

  2. On February 12, 2020 at 4:08 pm,
    larry says:

    psychologists are frauds that the illegitimate allopathic Rockefeller medical cartel has ascribed credibility too…MD’s dump the huge numbers,millions, of destroyed humanity they create via allopathy at the doors of the psych….the psych is trained in fake obscure oblique theories but in reality is a tool for the MD’s…There job is to diffuse the still living but destroyed patients from suing etc…..a mob like fix is the job…..That is why the MD refers to the pych…The MD is under law not allowed to abandon a patient….dumping them at the door of the pysch. constitutes non-abandonment…All good & party on Garth….This guest psych has no credibility…already falsely stated that American medical care is number one the best she says…lol…Turns out it is the worst… cherry picks studies without any documentation that people are the happiest in socialist states and also fails to project about what happens when they become minorities in their own nation due to immigration..they will not love Sharia and that is clear from studies …..psych. is the big brother tool to control the populace or label them non compliant individuals and result in medicating them…this psych. has already maneuvered to survive nicely in an authoritarian political system if required by her, disgusting….she should go back to ABC mass media and shill that mass media control message….you will be in socialized poverty and she will be on T.V. telling you that you have never been happier and more affluent will collecting a nice government check….she should be banned …the medical cartel does not ever tolerate the 1% of MD’s that figure out despite the medical programing that medical is anti-health and ant-human…but literal phony psych quacks will decide the future of families and individuals based on their social credit score..and her type will be right along keeping up with medicating the resistant members of society who should be happy according to her study….but they embrace and promote true fakes with psych. degrees as important tools in the total scam…
    behold the revered MD the greatest most hyped fraud, the quack of all time…the psych. tools says they are the best……the MD says those psych’s are really an ally to medical think?

    • On February 12, 2020 at 7:25 pm,
      Big Al says:

      As I have said many times in the past, everyone here is allowed to express their own opinion even if reflects their personal ignorance.

      • On February 12, 2020 at 7:29 pm,
        Big Al says:

        I do seriously have to wonder how some people can sleep at night! Complaining is one of the easiest things in this world to do and it usually clearly depicts the complainer’s level of intelligence as opposed to those who offer clear solutions. God bless all of those who do opine with their solutions.

      • On February 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm,
        larry says:

        you may not get it Al but that is how the scam works…..

        • On February 12, 2020 at 7:32 pm,
          Big Al says:

          The results of my life clearly illustrate that I definitely have gotten it!

          • On February 12, 2020 at 7:37 pm,
            larry says:

            No you do not get anything regarding the massive nature of the mofia like medical cartel,///Most people would view the 100’s of documentaries I searched for you and say I knew it was bad but not that calculatingly malicious…It is an abomination…Knowing and seeking truth is not complaining…Aceptance of lies and scams in America is what these sytems assume will occur do to the propaganda used to sell it all….I have never complained on this site….I find your guest doctor to be lying and that is not a complaint…..

          • On February 12, 2020 at 7:53 pm,
            Big Al says:

            As I have said over and over and over again every person is entitled to his/her opinion. If you cannot back up that opinion however with facts, you are simply displaying ignorance and anger.

          • On February 12, 2020 at 8:04 pm,
            larry says:

            i am not angry at all…everyone I know in the medical scam would never disagree with my layers of descriptions of how the scam works Al….your guests are lying to your face if they disagree about the nature of the medical scam…I would rather be angry anyways than a lair…you should invite Dr. Mercola or Mike Adams on as a guest to explain the medical cartel travesty….unlike this supposed dr. they would tell you the truth because they are not system shills they are rather the free independent 1%….you built this web site for truth i would imagine…..I do not feel any need to insult you because I believe you actually do get that the information I sent is truth and you are angry about it for some reason…

          • On February 12, 2020 at 9:50 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Remember Dr Frieda is a PhD and not an MD.

    • On February 13, 2020 at 6:21 am,
      larry says:

      correct it is a phony worthless degree called ph.d…..but the medical cartel uses it as a legitimized tool to basically unload the disaster called allopathic medicine…………Some ph.d’s explain that the medical cartel dumps all the destruction on them to manage somehow…Others, the shills begin from a place a lie that medical is a great good……….they make that choice to be opposed to reality but aligned with the powerful medical cartel as a tool…all face that choice and the easy money is to shill the medical lie…..

      So I oppose those that do that….not with anger but with endless documentation showing my position is truth…..

      • On February 13, 2020 at 7:18 am,
        larry says:

        If you like to play mickey the dunce that is fine…what do you mean what do i mean?…lol

        of course: a ph.d a psych degree a tool shilling the corrupt medical Rockefeller scam like it if the best thing since sliced bread…lol

        the truth is vastly different than a belief sytem or shills position

  3. On February 12, 2020 at 4:14 pm,
    CFS says:

    The U.N. Happiness Survey is taken annually since 2012. Last year it focused on migration and most of Europe did not fair as well as previous sutveys.

    A PDF of the first chapter is at:

  4. On February 12, 2020 at 4:39 pm,
    Chartster says:

    Al and Freida (like most people) missed the big picture of socialism and how it became the topic discussion.
    The think tanks for at least the last 30 years have been working to take America down by, (A) taking down the economy, “the new normal”, and (B) brainwashing our students and general public.

    This election cycle Trump will expose the socialist as communists that they are. Very few will even admit they were socialist by this time next year. Trump exposes EVERYONE…

    Communism is the pig. Socialism is lipstick on the pig.

    • On February 12, 2020 at 7:47 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Great analogy, Chartster!

      • On February 12, 2020 at 7:49 pm,
        Big Al says:

        By the way, I listened to Frieda’s comments three separate times as I was editing and, knowing her as well as I do, I guarantee that many totally missed her point.

        • On February 12, 2020 at 8:03 pm,
          Chartster says:

          I was taken back from her comments, then she brought it back to center. I didn’t take it the wrong way, but many could. (As some have selective hearing skills..😏

          • On February 12, 2020 at 9:52 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Yes, she did bring it back to center. So I did no editing at all.

        • On February 12, 2020 at 8:12 pm,
          cfs says:

          There is a marked difference between generations. There is also a marked difference between East and West Coast, compared with the central states of the U.S.
          I believe the education system no longer teaches analytical thinking, but focuses on regurgitation of dates and facts. However, important “dates” and “facts” actually change over time. It is harder, but much more useful, to teach critical thinking, which can last a lifetime in use.
          Teaching in this day and age is approaching indoctrination, not education.

          • On February 12, 2020 at 8:18 pm,
            Matthew says:

            “Approaching” indoctrination? Unless you’re 130 years old, the “education system” didn’t teach analytical thinking in your time, either.
            Mencken knew it:
            “The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else.”

          • On February 12, 2020 at 9:45 pm,
            Big Al says:

            I realy hope that your comment is incorrect, Matthew. It is something to think about though.

          • On February 12, 2020 at 8:23 pm,
            Chartster says:

            Something’s wrong, we agree.

          • On February 12, 2020 at 8:33 pm,
            Matthew says:

            “In our dream we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hand. The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or of science. We are not to raise up among them authors, orators, poets, or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians. Nor will we cherish even the humbler ambition to raise up from among them lawyers, doctors, preachers, statesmen, of whom we now have ample supply.”
            – Rev. Frederick T. Gates, Business Advisor to John D. Rockefeller Sr., 1913
            The current American school system took root around the turn of the century. In 1903, John D. Rockefeller founded the General Education Board, which provided major funding for schools across the country and was especially active in promoting the State-controlled public school movement.
            The General Education Board was not interested in encouraging critical thinking. Rather, its focus was on organizing children and creating reliable, predictable, obedient citizens. As award-winning former teacher John Gatto puts it, “school was looked upon from the first part of the 20th Century as a branch of industry and a tool of governance.” The Rockefellers, along with other financial elite and their philanthropic organizations (such as the Gates, Carnegies, and Vanderbilts) have been able to mold society by funding and pushing compulsory state schooling for the masses.
            Here’s a timeline to show the radical shift in education and the influence of the financial elite…

            (I “googled” the info I had in mind and the site linked above came up. I’ve never visited it before so I can’t vouch for its veracity in general.)

          • On February 12, 2020 at 9:41 pm,
            Big Al says:

            I am not sure why you all seem to be telling me something that I am completely aware of already!

          • On February 12, 2020 at 9:48 pm,
            Big Al says:

            You bet. Today there is an abundance of “teaching to the test”. Welcome to the world of “equality for all” Like it or not!

  5. On February 12, 2020 at 5:29 pm,
    cfs says:

    Very true, Chartster.
    Trump, alas, is fighting not only against the crazy Progressives but fake, lying distortions of the media dumbing down the public with their relentless propaganda.
    H.L Mencken once said “Nobody ever went broke, by underestimating the ignorance of the people.”

    • On February 12, 2020 at 6:33 pm,
      Rufust445 says:

      A contemporary of H. L. Mencken and “All time great” liberal was William Jennings Bryan. Mencken described Bryan as “The tragic ass of the century.”

      • On February 12, 2020 at 7:43 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Rufus, in my opinion there is a HUGE difference when discussing socialism between theory and reality. Would you agree?

        • On February 12, 2020 at 8:34 pm,
          cfs says:

          Socialism never seems to reach a stable, steady state, without the instituting of force.

          • On February 12, 2020 at 9:38 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Of course not. It is against basic human interest!

    • On February 12, 2020 at 6:38 pm,
      Rufust445 says:

      Walter Cronkite to Johnny Carson, March, 1982: “TV news is not enough. It’s too filtered, too compressed. You have to read newspapers, news magazines, books…” Another medium that has since emerged is the site of, the World Wide Web. Some truth manages to get out on the Web, for those capable of critical thinking, have cognitive aibility, and problem solving ability.

      • On February 12, 2020 at 7:35 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Hi Rufus,

        Most, but certainly not all of our contributors, are clear thinkers. I have no idea how many times I have stressed exactly what Mr. Cronkite said to Mr. Casrson.

        • On February 13, 2020 at 6:16 am,
          Rufust445 says:

          The date was March 5, 1982. The show was repeated on Antenna TV about the same time last year. This clip starts just after he said “TV news is not enough…”, but worth a look:

    • On February 12, 2020 at 7:44 pm,
      Matthew says:

      Also Mencken:
      “The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely.”
      — — —
      He is obviously correct which is why fake conservatives are fine with Trump’s embracing of immoral central bank policies of wealth redistribution as well as his support for “red flag” laws.

      • On February 13, 2020 at 11:01 am,
        Jim M says:

        Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it was burnt down pretty fast. It takes time to drain the swamp

    • On February 12, 2020 at 7:45 pm,
      Big Al says:

      That is absolutely correct, CFS. And nowhere is it proven more effectively than on this site!

  6. On February 12, 2020 at 5:55 pm,
    CFS says:

    Q POST Today:
    What happens when 90% of the media is controlled/owned by (6) corporations?
    What happens when those same corporations are operated and controlled by a political ideology?
    What happens when the news is no longer free from bias?
    What happens when the news is no longer reliable and independent?
    What happens when the news is no longer trustworthy?
    What happens when the news simply becomes an extension/arm of a political party?
    Fact becomes fiction?
    Fiction becomes fact?
    When does news become propaganda?
    Identity creation?
    How does the average person, who is under constant financial stress (by design), find time to research and discern fact v fiction?
    Majority of people more prone to believe someone in power sitting behind a big brand ‘news’ name?
    Do people [human psyche] tend to follow the ‘majority/mainstream viewpoint’ in fear of being isolated and/or shunned?
    ‘Mainstream’ is used for a reason [dominate trend in opinion].
    [If majority of people believe ‘x’ then ‘x’ must be validated / true]
    Why do ‘mainstream’ media heads, within different orgs, always use the same keywords and/or catch phrases?
    Coordinated? By who? Outside entity providing instructions?
    Do they count on the fact that people [human psyche] are more prone to believe something if heard over-and-over again by different ‘trusted’ sources?
    Do ‘echo chamber’ tactics provide validation / credibility to the topic/point being discussed?
    Threat to intellectual freedom?
    Would control over[of] these institutions/organizations allow for the mass control of a populations viewpoint re: a desired topic?
    Read again – digest.
    Would control over[of] these institutions/organizations allow for the mass control of a populations viewpoint re: a desired topic?
    Logical thinking.
    Why, after the election of 2016, did [D]’s and media corps jumpstart a [coordinated & planned] divisive blitz intended to create falsehoods re: illegitimacy of election, character assassination of POTUS through sexism, racism, every other ‘ism’?
    Pre/post 2016 election?
    Why were violent [masked] terror orgs such as Antifa immediately created/funded?
    Why were these orgs tasked w/ immediate intimidation/shut down of any pro-POTUS rally[s] and/or events?
    Why were marches immediately organized to counter and silence pro-POTUS rally[s] and/or events?
    Why were marches immediately organized which divided people into sex/gender, race, [ism]?
    When you control the levers of news dissemination, you control the narrative.
    Control of the narrative = power
    When you are blind, what do you see?
    They want you divided.
    Divided by religion.
    Divided by sex.
    Divided by political affiliation.
    Divided by class.
    When you are divided, and angry, and controlled, you target those ‘different’ from you, not those responsible [controllers].
    Divided you are weak.
    Divided you pose no threat to their control.
    When ‘non-dogmatic’ information becomes FREE & TRANSPARENT it becomes a threat to those who attempt to control the narrative and/or stable [livestock kept – sheep].
    When you are awake, you stand on the outside of the stable (‘group-think’ collective), and have ‘free thought’.
    “Free thought” is a philosophical viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, revelation, or dogma.

  7. On February 12, 2020 at 6:35 pm,
    Ebolan says:
    • On February 12, 2020 at 7:39 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Do you think that “Art – Antiques- Design” is a sophisticated source of political information, Eddie? Common Eddie, you have proven many times over that you are much, much smarter than that!

      • On February 13, 2020 at 5:16 am,
        Ebolan says:

        Humor? Do you get it?

        • On February 13, 2020 at 10:15 am,
          Jim M says:

          This was hilarious! Got to relax Al, have some fun – it is so crazy out there you have to laugh

  8. On February 12, 2020 at 7:17 pm,
    bonzo b. says:

    Who pays when a male and female socialist go on a dinner date?
    The waiter.

    • On February 12, 2020 at 7:40 pm,
      Big Al says:

      I believe that is exactly what I implied in the editorial.

  9. On February 12, 2020 at 7:24 pm,
    CFS says:

    It concerns me Buttigieg is being groomed for 2024.
    He is very young.

    I think Bloomberg will get the D 2020 nomination, but lose the election.

    Unless there is a good moderate female Democrat for 2024, I can see name recognition working for Buttigieg.

    • On February 12, 2020 at 7:41 pm,
      Big Al says:

      I happen to disagree on that prediction. The world is no ready for him yet. Perhaps it should be, but it is not.

      • On February 12, 2020 at 8:25 pm,
        cfs says:

        Elections are won in the margins.
        If it is possible, instead of just gaining an edge of the “undecided vote, one can gain almost total support from a certain faction ( Black or Female, or gay/lesbian), if that faction is sufficiently polarized and large enough, the votes gained may exceed the size of the undecided swing.
        I could be wrong about Buttigieg, but he came from “unknown”, almost no media promotion and little money, to third place. He seems to be occupying the centrist Democrat place once held by Biden.
        It looks like one of Trump’s children may run in 2024, since there is no other Republican star currently.

        • On February 12, 2020 at 9:43 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Very thought provoking point, CFS!

  10. On February 12, 2020 at 7:27 pm,
    bonzo b. says:

    Who pays when a man in a MAGA hat takes a Democrat woman on a blind date?
    No one because the woman stomps out before ordering when she finds the man likes Trump.

  11. On February 12, 2020 at 7:29 pm,
    Chartster says:

    That was a classic, Bonzo.
    (So true)

  12. On February 12, 2020 at 9:29 pm,
    Chartster says:

    Please give to the Elisabeth Warren campaign:
    She’s an Indian white gal who has a cousin that can voutch for her being a black boy growing up in Detroit, that has issues with her identity regarding her Indian heritage, which can bring us back to the moronic left that could “actually” be a reality that really, Is

  13. On February 13, 2020 at 5:31 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Good article at zerohedge………….
    132 people run the country………….and tell the bought for politicians what THEY WANT…
    The work serfs are not going to get anything that the rich do not want them to have, which is poverty and a big fat DEBT.