You will never hear these truths discussed in the mainstream

The general public truly lives in two separate worlds. We have the world of the mainstream media, popular culture and political rhetoric; a world which constantly and desperately seeks to twist or destroy any legitimate measure of reality. Then, we have the world of concrete facts; an ugly, brutal world that upsets many people when they see it and leaves them with little more than the hope that the most innovative of us will perhaps reverse the disastrous course, or at least, survive to carry on a meaningful level of civilization.

The sad thing is, if a majority of the population studied and accepted the world of fact, then preparation and intelligent or aggressive action might negate any destructive outcome. Reality only grows more ugly because we continue to ignore it.

After Dramatic Obamacare Failure, Trump Now Faces A Looming Government Shutdown He May Not Be Able To Prevent

If you thought that the Obamacare debacle was bad, just wait until you see what happens next.  The continuing resolution that is currently funding the government expires on April 28th, and if a new funding agreement is not reached prior to that time, there will be a government shutdown like we witnessed in 2013 starting on April 29th.  Unfortunately, as I will explain below, if a government shutdown happens it may go for a lot longer than just a couple of weeks this time around.

April 28th may sound like it is quite some time away, but because the congressional calendar has so many “holes” in it, there is actually not very much time for Congress to act.

If you can believe it, there are only 12 “legislative days” between now and April 28th, and if something is not done on one of those 12 days the government will shut down on April 29th.

Establishment intensifies attacks on Freedom Caucus

In Trump’s Washington, you’re with the GOP establishment or you’re against it.

That seems to be the signal following last week’s unsuccessful efforts by President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan to get conservative House lawmakers to agree to pass what they considered a weak attempt at repealing Obamacare.

Following the failure, attributed majorly to push back from the House Freedom Caucus, Trump and members of the Republican establishment have set sights on eliminating conservative obstructionism.

Trump, following the healthcare failure, suggested that House conservatives should be held responsible for Obamacare’s continued existence, saying via Twitter: “Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!”

Meanwhile, Washington newspapers ran several against the Freedom Caucus in their opinion pages at the start of the new week.

Washington Post policy contributor Marc Thiessen declared:

Trump government slowly filling with neocons

Former Bush administration officials are slowly finding themselves in power positions at the State Department, illustrating that neo-conservatism is alive and well in the Trump administration.

The Daily Caller confirmed last week that Brian Hook, a harsh critic of Trump’s foreign policy proposals during the campaign season, has been named director of policy planning at State. The senior position places Hook in a position to oversee State planning efforts and shape the department’s overall messaging strategy.

Hook formerly held several key positions in the Bush White House and co-founded a foreign policy strategy outfit, the John Hay Initiative, that provided neocon talking points to many of Trump’s primary opponents. He was also the foreign policy brains for Mitt Romney’s failed 2012 presidential bid.

In other words, he represents a good portion of the hawkish brand of foreign policy that the president rejected on the campaign trail.

New realities are upon us

I’m not talking about economic realities or political realities… I’m talking about two of the most transformative technologies that are beginning to flow into our markets as well speak: virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

These are not just for gamers, young hipsters or spoiled millennials. AR and VR are already involved in some very real world efforts that illustrate the value underneath these whiz bang technologies.

What’s the difference?

VR is a computer generated simulation of a 3D environment where you can interact in real time, using VR headsets, gloves, suits, etc.

AR superimposes a computer generated view on top of what you are seeing in real life.

The difference is, VR tends to be completely immersive. Facebook’s Oculus Rift is a VR headset. If you have it on and you’re moving in a room to get a drink from the refrigerator, you may be moving in the game but you have no idea where you are in the room. You’re locked into the reality in your headset.

The medical establishment’s culture of death

God said that all who do not love Him must, necessarily, love death (Proverbs 8:36).

The love of death is prevalent in our society for a number of reasons, most of which are not widely understood. When informed of the esoteric (hidden) and occultic nature of these influences, people tend to reject the information. Most folks deny the fact of mass social conditioning toward the love of death because they are actually among the many who are deceived and programmed. Perhaps the biggest outfit serving up death to Americans is the professional medical establishment, a truth that is precisely the opposite of what we are schooled and told.

Our forebearers knew the truth of the matter. They lived in a time when it was easier, more traditional, more fashionable and more practical to choose God over the ideologies of men.

Huge majority: Cuts, not taxes

Trump’s feelings of regret were revealed in a piece published Thursday by The New York Times, after the new president got caught in the middle of GOP disagreements on how to best unravel Obamacare.

The president, according to the report, blames House Speaker Paul Ryan for pushing him to instead pursue Obamacare repeal efforts.

From the report:

Mr. Trump has told four people close to him that he regrets going along with Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s plan to push a health care overhaul before unveiling a tax cut proposal more politically palatable to Republicans.

He said ruefully this week that he should have done tax reform first when it became clear that the quick-hit health care victory he had hoped for was not going to materialize on Thursday, the seventh anniversary of the act’s passage, when the legislation was scheduled for a vote.