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Fiscal cliffThe mass media misled Americans, and the world, about the phony U.S. debt fiscal cliff non-crisis in at least two big ways:

1) There was never any threat of defaulting on the U.S. debt as a result of not raising the debt limit, as federal revenues still exceed interest and principal payments on the federal debt. The consequence would be that the federal government would have to return more closely to its constitutional boundaries, in cutting back the >40% of every dollar spent that it is currently financing by borrowing.

2) The U.S. doesn’t depend on borrowing from any country or individuals — the Federal Reserve could buy up as many Treasury Bonds as it wants, and return most of the money back to the U.S. Treasury, as it is required to do by law, after paying its expenses, and shareholders. This is what the government’s been relying on since 2008 anyway. This will result in the eventual destruction of the USD, as this borrowing isn’t subject to the same kind of scrutiny by big lending countries like China and Japan.

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MisleadingFirst, by the attacks being called acts of “terrorism” as opposed to mass murder, despite no evidence at the time that there was a political motive.

Second, that the FBI had any reason or authority to be the primary investigator of the bombings in the absence of evidence of federal crimes involving foreign perpetrators or inter-state activities.

Third, that the military has any authority to conduct police actions on civilians. This was expressly prohibited by the Posse Comitatus Act (1878), and military police action against civilians is contrary to a free society.

Fourth, that a no-fly zone over Boston was justified. In rules of warfare, a no-fly zone is an act of war, as this former Washington Post military correspondent attests, and a de-facto declaration of war was made against the civilian population of Boston.

Fifth, that police have any authority to conduct arbitrary door-to-door searches without a warrant. Such action is expressly prohibited by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The only exigent circumstance to conduct a warrantless search of a home is if there is a clear and present danger to the physical safety or life of others by someone in the house, and if obtaining a warrant would unduly put the life of others at risk, and such exceptions are only justified on the basis that government is instituted to protect life, liberty and property.

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