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Desperate Central Bankers Grab for More Power

Desperate Central Bankers Grab for More Power

    by Ellen Brown Conceding that their grip on the economy is slipping, central bankers are proposing a radical economic reset that would shift yet more power from government to themselves. Central bankers are acknowledging that they are out of ammunition. Mark Carney, the soon-to-be-retiring head of the Bank of England, said in a speech at […]

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | Retirement Pensions Are Our #1 Problem (And What You Need To Know About It)

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | Retirement Pensions Are Our #1 Problem  (And What You Need To Know About It)

“It’s not what we don’t know that hurts. It’s what we know that ain’t so. ” —Will Rogers America’s significant retirement pension funds are underfunded by an unfathomable $4.2 Trillion, according to an August 6 Wall Street Journal article. Ventura mirrors this phenomenon. Ventura workers participate in the state pension fund, CalPERS—the largest in the country. CalPERS […]

The Enemies of American Infrastructure

The Enemies of American Infrastructure

    By Edward Ring Between 2008 and 2019, China opened up 33 high speed rail routes, connecting 39 major cities along four north-south and four east-west main lines. The 18,000 mile network runs trains at an average speed of around 200 miles per hour. By 2030, the Chinese expect to double the mileage of their high speed […]

The First Amendment protects the emoji house and the ‘Starry Night’ house

The First Amendment protects the emoji house and the ‘Starry Night’ house

    By JEREMY TALCOTT A Manhattan Beach duplex with a unique paint job has been mired in controversy. A few months ago, Manhattan Beach resident Kathryn Kidd hired a local artist named Z the Art to paint her house in a bright pink color with a pair of cheeky emoji faces. While Kidd enjoys the house, her neighbors […]

Learning from History | Observations During a Europa Trip (Part IV)

Learning from History | Observations During a Europa Trip (Part IV)

    By Sigrid Weidenweber Further travel along the Danube leads to Budapest and Vienna, the two pearls of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This empire consisted of a union constituted in 1867, by which each country retained its sovereignty for all matters of public governing but had conjoint oversight for matters in foreign and military affairs. […]

STILL There: Oxnard’s Most Remote “Homeless” Encampments By the Sea

STILL There: Oxnard’s Most Remote “Homeless” Encampments By the Sea

By George Miller, David Scrivner & Abraham Mendez Ormond Beach, Oxnard, CA     We recently visited the numerous, remote, persistent and illegal Oxnard beach encampments and have some news to report to you (most photos were taken on 9-7-19). In summary: The encampments are far from being “cleared out” as we had been told and […]

Oak Park Shuts Out Community and District-of-Choice Families

Oak Park Shuts Out Community and District-of-Choice Families

By Pat Lynch Oak Park Unified School District chose to shut out the community, but the community showed up anyway. Oak Park Unified held a parent information night on Tuesday, September 10th in response to the controversy and backlash to the newly adopted gender identity curriculum. There’s a catch, though. Only parents of currently enrolled […]

9/11 Claimed The Lives Of Many Fathers. Today Their Children Remember Them

9/11 Claimed The Lives Of Many Fathers. Today Their Children Remember Them

By Shelby Talcott | Contributor The attacks on September 11 left many women widowed and alone with infants or unborn children to raise. The New York Post profiled some of the children who were born and grew up fatherless because of 9/11, noting their fathers’ memory lives on. Eighteen years after the attacks, some of the teenagers are continuing […]

After Amazon Walks Away, Oxnard Hopes Education, Reforms Attract New Economy Jobs

After Amazon Walks Away, Oxnard Hopes Education, Reforms Attract New Economy Jobs

    By  Gina Harden  OXNARD – Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn and City Manager Alex Nguyen recently offered their perspective on the failed negotiations between the city and Amazon’s representatives, Seefried Properties, in building a distribution center at the Sakioka Farms site. Nguyen expressed “frustration about how bureaucratic” the system was and said, “we didn’t […]

The Key to a Sustainable Economy Is 5,000 Years Old

The Key to a Sustainable Economy Is 5,000 Years Old

    by Ellen Brown We are again reaching the point in the business cycle known as “peak debt,” when debts have compounded to the point that their cumulative total cannot be paid. Student debt, credit card debt, auto loans, business debt and sovereign debt are all higher than they have ever been. As economist […]