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US Passport Falls To 38th in Nomad Capitalist Index

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Though widely considered to be a prestigious travel document, the United States passport has fallen to 38th place in the passport rankings compiled by tax and immigration consultancy Nomad Capitalist.  Nomad Capitalist, led by global citizenship expert Andrew Henderson, publishes a passport index that differs fundamentally from other passport rankings FreeManPost has

Bitcoin: In G-D, and Beanie Babies, we Trust

  Bitcoin has suddenly become all the rage at the time of writing at the beginning of 2018 and 5778. Although it is not something new, having been around since 2009, and far from the only cryptocurrency around Bitcoin has garnered a lot of attention in recent times. At the time of writing, there are

Racist Fliers As Liberal Traps

Al Stankard, aka Harlem Venison By OMAR KHAN A civil war sparked from racial tension is the last thing on my mind — that is until I met a hippy-looking man preaching unity and found out he is an avowed “racist.” Then anxiety heightened into fear. It looks like the alt-right isn’t just

By |December 8th, 2017|Featured, Guest Opinion, United States|

Trading Places? Poroshenko To The States, Saakashvili To Kiev In This Week’s News From Ukraine

From Ukraine’s famine/genocide memorial in Kiev, Josh Friedman discusses this week’s news in Ukraine, which also happens to be playing out in the United States. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and newfound challenger Mikheil Saakashvili effectively swapped places with the currently stateless Saakashvili returning to Kiev and Poroshenko heading to New York for a UN General

By |September 21st, 2017|Featured, News, Politics, Russia, Ukraine, United States|

Inside The ‘America First Rally’ In Laguna Beach

By JACLYN SNOW Alt-right rallies sprang up all over the United States last weekend, following on the tail of the terror that occurred in Charlottesville last weekend. I attended one on August 20th in Laguna Beach, California. California is known as a very liberal state, however a study conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center

By |August 26th, 2017|Featured, United States|

FreeManCast: Afghanistan From The Eyes Of A Journalist-Turned-Refugee

  As U.S. President Trump ramps up the fight in Afghanistan, Afghan journalist-turned-refugee Saboor Nadem disputes U.S. Military reports indicating the Afghan government has control or influence over around 60% of the districts in Afghanistan. Nadem argues that the Taliban has control or influence over the majority of the country. Is Trump's strategy in Afghanistan

By |August 23rd, 2017|Afghanistan, Featured, Podcasts, United States|

The Beaches Of Normandy: Where American Soldiers Charged Into Nazi Gunfire

Take a trip to the D-Day beaches of Normandy, France where Allied soldiers sacrificed their lives by charging into German gunfire. Josh Friedman takes you to Pointe Du Hoc, where American rangers first climbed the cliffs on D-Day, and to Omaha Beach, where the deadliest of the fighting took place.

By |July 1st, 2017|France, Travel Videos, United States|

Postmodernism In Geopolitics: Obscure Philosophy Makes Inroads At The Kremlin, White House And Bilderberg

Henry Kissinger exiting the 2016 Bilderberg Conference By JOSH FRIEDMAN Though not commonly associated with political movements, the philosophy of postmodernism is becoming increasingly apparent in geopolitics and now seems to be penetrating circles of establishment and anti-establishment figures alike from the United States to Russia. The result is a general state of

U.S. Appoints Special Prosecutor In Trump-Russia Case

Donald Trump and Robert Mueller The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it appointed former FBI chief Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. A DOJ press release states Mueller will oversee an ongoing investigation into the Russian government’s alleged efforts to influence

By |May 18th, 2017|Americas, News in Brief, Russia, United States|

Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Was WikiLeaks Source, Private Investigator Says

Seth Rich By JOSH FRIEDMAN A private investigator and former Washington, D.C. homicide detective said murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich leaked emails to the publishing organization WikiLeaks prior to his death and that local and federal investigators are engaged in a coverup of the murder. Rod Wheeler Rod Wheeler,

By |May 16th, 2017|Featured, News, Politics, United States|

Breaking: US Passport Ranked 35th In ‘Nomad Capitalist’ Index

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The United States passport is the world's 35th best travel document, a ranking it shares with Slovenia, according to an index released this week by citizenship and international business guru, Andrew Henderson. Henderson's Nomad Capitalist company unveiled the first Nomad Passport Index, which differs fundamentally from the annual passport rankings that FreeManPost has previously

United States Plummets To 17th In Economic Freedom Rankings

By Josh Friedman The United States fell to 17th place in the Economic Freedom Index, an annual ranking of countries by economic liberty. Nations like the United Arab Emirates, Georgia and Lithuania now offer more economic freedom than the U.S., according to The Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington, D.C.-based think tank. In the 2017 Economic

Gold Rise Continues As Trump Rains On Dollar Parade

The price of gold has increased nearly $100 over the past month. Over the past week, the precious metal has received a jolt from President Donald Trump, who is stating publicly that he believes the U.S. dollar is too strong. Gold is trading at slightly below $1,213 an ounce early Tuesday, according to Gold Price.

By |January 24th, 2017|Americas, Far East, Featured, Money, News, South East Asia, United States|

Ford Gives Trump ‘Vote Of Confidence,’ Promises 700 New U.S. Jobs

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following intense criticism by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Ford Motor Company opted to scrap its plans to build a $1.6 billion manufacturing plant in Mexico. Ford says it will instead invest $700 million in Michigan and create 700 U.S. jobs, CNN Money reports. Trump has promised tax cuts and regulatory reductions, while

By |January 4th, 2017|Mexico, Money, Politics, United States|

Best And Worst Stock Markets Of 2016

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (+13.4%), Russia's RTS (+27%, or 52% in dollar terms), Argentina's Merval index (+45%), Brazil's Bovespa index (+39%), the Canadian TSX Composite index (+17.5%) Norway's All-Share index (+18%), Indonesia's stock market (+15%) and London's benchmark FTSE 100 (+14.4%) were the best performing stock markets of 2016, according to CNN Money. Following the "Trump bump,"

By |January 2nd, 2017|Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, Italy, Money, Russia, United Kingdom, United States|

The Fed Raises Interest Rates

Fed Chair Janet Yellen announcing the rate hike The Federal Reserve increased its federal funds rate last week by a quarter point, boosting it to the target range of .5-.75. The federal funds rate is the United States' most significant interest rate. When the federal funds rate increases, borrowing money becomes more expensive.

By |December 19th, 2016|Americas, Featured, Money, News, United States|

Henry Kissinger Strolls To Dinner

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger strolls to dinner at the 2016 Bilderberg conference in Dresden, Germany. Protesters heckle Kissinger as he traverses what has been dubbed "the catwalk" or "the walk of shame" at Bilderberg 2016.

By |June 11th, 2016|Germany, News in Brief, United States|

It’s Clinton vs. Trump for President

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN The animosity and glaring differences between two New Yorkers, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, will be on the line in the main event to succeed President Barack Obama.  While Trump staggered through the worst week of his year-long, high drama Republican campaign, Democrat Clinton became the first woman in American history to

By |June 9th, 2016|Americas, News, Politics, United States|

Drone Strike Kills Taliban Leader

A U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour on Saturday, CNN reports. The strike occurred in a remote area of Pakistan near the Afghan border. The Pakistani government released a statement saying the drone strike was a violation of sovereignty.

By |May 22nd, 2016|Afghanistan, News in Brief, United States|

Trump Calls For Limiting U.S. Support Of NATO On Eve of Brussels Attacks

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN The night before the deadly terrorist attacks on Brussels, Donald Trump called for the United States to rethink its involvement in NATO.  Then on the same day as bombs were set off at the Brussels airport and a metro station, the Republican frontrunner in the U.S. presidential race scored another decisive primary election victory

By |March 24th, 2016|Americas, Europe, Featured, News, Politics, Russia, Ukraine, United States|

Trump, Clinton Big Winners Again

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump moved closer to a general election showdown, with both presidential candidates dominating Tuesday's primary vote in five well-populated states. Trump's strong showing in Florida, a key state, caused one of his main competitors to drop out of the race.  Florida Senator Marco Rubio announced a halt

By |March 16th, 2016|Americas, Featured, News, Politics, United States|

Sanders Scores Shocker But Trump Again Is The Big Winner

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Businessman Donald Trump extended his lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination by winning Tuesday's voting in three out of four contested states.  But the shocker of the day came from Democrat Bernie Sanders.  The Vermont senator scored a major upset over frontrunner Hillary Clinton in Michigan's Democratic primary election.

By |March 9th, 2016|News, Politics, United States|

Where Does Your Passport Rank?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Seven countries issue passports that provide more visa-free travel options than the U.S. passport, according to recently released rankings. German citizens have the world's top travel document. Henley & Partners (H&P), a residence and citizenship planning firm, ranks passports based on the number of countries and territories to which they provide visa-free access.

Weekend Primary Results

On “Super Saturday,” leading Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz split four primaries and caucuses. Trump won Louisiana and Kentucky, while Cruz claimed Kansas and Maine. Turning to the Democratic side, Senator Bernie Sanders bested frontrunner Hillary Clinton in two of three contests. Sanders won Kansas and Nebraska, while Clinton claimed Louisiana. The

By |March 6th, 2016|News, Politics, United States|

Super Tuesday Recap

The frontrunners in the presidential race for Republicans and Democrats were big winners again as voters in 12 U.S. states made their selections on Super Tuesday.  In the biggest day of the primary election and caucus season, both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton swept to victories in seven states, primarily in the Deep

By |March 2nd, 2016|Americas, News, Politics, United States|

Super Tuesday Polls Open

Both Democratic and Republican voters are heading to the polls in 11 U.S. states Tuesday. Another two states are holding Republican-only caucuses. "Super Tuesday" may be a make or break day for Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz who are chasing frontrunner Donald Trump for their party's presidential nomination.

By |March 1st, 2016|News in Brief, United States|

Christie Throws Weight Behind Trump

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who recently dropped out of the U.S. presidential race, endorsed leading Republican candidate Donald Trump on Friday. Christie became the first prominent, currently-seated U.S. politician to endorse Trump’s campaign for president.

By |February 27th, 2016|Americas, News in Brief, United States|

Trump Wins Vote In Third Straight State

Donald Trump rolled to a third straight win in his campaign to become the next president of the United States, swamping his Republican rivals in the Western U.S. state of Nevada.  With 95% of Nevada's caucus vote counted, the billionaire hotel developer and former reality TV host held a 22-point lead over his nearest competitor.

By |February 24th, 2016|Americas, News, Politics, United States|

Jeb Bush Bows Out

Jeb Bush Update: With 100% of the vote recorded, 32.5% went to Trump, giving the celebrity businessman a 10-point victory.  Rubio held on to second place with 22.5% and Cruz was right behind him at 22.3%.  Bush finished with just 7.8% of the vote. In a big day of American voting on Saturday, the early

By |February 21st, 2016|Americas, Featured, News, Politics, United States|

U.S. Justice Scalia Dies

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Saturday. He was 79. Scalia died in a presidential election year, leaving it up in the air who will appoint his successor.

By |February 14th, 2016|News in Brief, United States|

Christie, Fiorina Exit Race

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have bowed out of the race for the 2016 Republican nomination for president. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and John Kasich are among the leading contenders left in the Republican field.

By |February 12th, 2016|News in Brief, United States|

New Hampshire Primary Recap

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, two staunch critics of America's political establishment on the right and left, scored decisive victories in the first national primary election of this year's contest for president of the United States. Trump's 19-point win over his nearest challenger in the New England state of New Hampshire removed

By |February 11th, 2016|Americas, Analysis, Featured, FMP Commentary, United Kingdom, United States|

Trump, Sanders Take New Hampshire

The polls closed and Trump and Sanders were already declared the winners by AP, NBC and CNN.  Kasich has the early lead for 2nd place followed by Bush on the GOP side. NBC's exit polling showed Sanders with 85% of the millennial vote, leading Clinton in the women's vote and also winning the gun rights vote.

By |February 10th, 2016|News in Brief, United States|

“American Sniper” Spared Fall From Grace Over Fatal Misstep

Court of Public Opinion Fails to hold “American Sniper” Accountable for Fatal Blunder By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Most Americans recognize the need to keep guns away from dangerously troubled people.  Chris Kyle, however, was different than most Americans.  As a member of the elite Navy SEALs, Kyle survived four combat tours in Iraq while amassing a

By |February 6th, 2016|Americas, Analysis, Featured, FMP Commentary, United States|

Trump Returns To Form

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Trump's humility lasted one day.  He dramatically returned to form by accusing the Cruz campaign of committing voter fraud to steal the Iowa caucus vote. IOWA RECAP: TRUMP LOSES HIS HEARTLAND GAMBLE The State of Iowa should disqualify Ted Cruz from the most recent election on the basis that he cheated- a

By |February 4th, 2016|Americas, News, Politics, United States|

Republican Field Narrows

U.S. presidential candidates Rand Paul, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination. Santorum has endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who finished third in the Iowa Caucus and has the backing of major Republican donors. So thankful & grateful for your support. Just not our year. So today

By |February 4th, 2016|Americas, News in Brief, United States|

HUMBLED IN IOWA: TRUMP LOSES HIS HEARTLAND GAMBLE

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Donald Trump figured he could have it both ways with the American news media in the preliminary round's first vote for president of the United States.  It didn't work. Trump's novice campaign has dominated the presidential news coverage, but his risky decision to skip last week's debate with other Republican party candidates

By |February 2nd, 2016|Americas, Analysis, Featured, FMP Commentary, United States|

TRUMP: TITAN OF THE TINY TENT?

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN For years Donald Trump flirted with running for president of the United States.  In mid-June, the billionaire real estate tycoon and former reality TV host decided that the time had come.  Trump joined the overcrowded field for the 2016 Republican Party nomination. Far from entering the presidential race cautiously, the former boss

By |July 31st, 2015|Americas, Featured, FMP Commentary, N. America, United States|

Dennis Rodman stumps for Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump picked up an endorsement Friday from a former basketball champion, a man who once wore a wedding dress and a self-appointed U.S. diplomat to North Korea. Dennis Rodman stated on Twitter that Trump has been a great friend for many years. "We don't need another politician, we need a businessman

By |July 25th, 2015|Politics, United States|

Who the F*** is Donald Trump?

Seriously, who does he think he is? All that we can know from Mr. Trump's behaviour is that is a very insecure and unpleasant man. Judgement calls aside, let's find out what he did. Mr. Trump is a very successful real estate mogul. His hair is also weird. Mr. Trump was behind the hit television

By |July 16th, 2015|Daniel Palin, United States, Who the f*** is?|

5 Unsexy Women in Politics – Or Don’t Name Your Daughter Janet

Before starting, as a quick disclaimer, I am not sexist, but as a man, I am obliged to objectify women. If this is not logical to you, then come back and get a sense of humour or whatever. At any rate, read on and laugh. 5 - Sheila Simon Watch out for that gargantuan set

By |April 17th, 2015|Commentary, Featured, N. America, Rankings, United States|

U.S. Test Post

Testing the U.S.

By |March 26th, 2015|United States|
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