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panmunjom-border Ereyesterday on Monday (4/17), Vice-President Mike Pence was here at the Panmunjom border between North and South Korea.  But this is a view the Silver Fox never saw.  For it is from the North Korean side.   I took this picture in 2010.

Many of you know I have been all over North Korea three times (twice more in 2012).  The article to read, for lots of photos and the real history as contrasted with the mythic of the most insane country on earth, is Pelosi in Pyongyang (September 2010, which I had to write under a pseudonym as I was under surveillance in Beijing).

There’s no more insane border on earth than what you’re looking at above.  The border runs through the middle of these three blue negotiation huts in the center of what’s known as the Joint Security Area.  You cannot believe how tense the atmosphere here is. 

But let’s take a close look at something that’s hilarious.  We’re going to focus on those two Nork soldiers guarding the entrance to the main negotiation hut in the center – and on what’s next to them.

Then we’re going to analyze in detail the actual threat of North Korea, and how to end it.



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health-freedomThe Hindenburg catastrophe last week of Paul Ryan’s effort to replace Obamacare is a marvelous opportunity for the House Freedom Caucus – the folks who submarined Ryancare – to offer actual Health Freedom as replacement for the Democrats’ Health Fascism.

It is critical to understand that Obamacare is fascist.  Exactly why is explained below.  Further, recall the House Pubs voted to repeal Obamacare 61 times – all without a bill of their own to radically improve healthcare for all Americans.  Then Ryan comes up with a mess that makes things worse.

Thus the Freedom Caucus can now offer real free market medicine – not phony-crony corporatist medicine where Big Government colludes with Big Medicine, Big Insurance, and Big Pharma to restrict competition. 

Such Health Freedom legislation would not only fully repeal Obamacare but include:

  • Open enrollment in medical schools.
  • Greatly reduce hospital administrative costs.
  • Eliminate state mandates and regulatory barriers on health insurance.
  • Give health care providers a tax credit for charity work.
  • Restore the 100% deductibility of health care expenses.
  • Reduce and provide an alternative to malpractice insurance costs.
  • Repeal the Kefauver Amendment (the efficacy requirement for FDA drug approval)
  • Allow truthful health claims for nutritional supplements.
  • Remove government restrictions on the importation of foreign drugs.
  • Allow the purchase of non-controlled medications without prescription.

TTPers are encouraged to send this essay to their congressman, senators, and local media.



ryancare“RINOcare.”  Aka Ryancare/Obamacare 2.0.  This entire debacle is ridiculous.  My question asked of many on Capitol Hill is:  Why is Trump being rolled on this?

The consensus answer is that McConnell and Ryan have conned him into believing that a full repeal cannot get past a Dem filibuster, that only a partial repeal can under “Senate rules” requiring it to qualify as a “reconciliation” bill needing only a simple majority.

Got that?  The key word in that sentence is “conned,” because it’s all nonsense.  A simple majority vote is all it takes to eliminate the filibuster.  There is nothing in the Constitution nor any law requiring 6o votes to pass a bill instead of 51 – it’s a tradition, nothing more.

Which is why Chuck U. Schumer is the Perverse Hero of the Week right now.  (For the real HOTW, see below at the end – but no fair peeking, dessert comes after the main course…)

Welcome to another enlightening, alarming, and in the end, joyful HFR….


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