The world has gone full retard. 96 month auto loans? Most cars a scrap material by then. Do they really expect some guy flipping burgers is going to pay off the loan on his Escalade?

by James Quinn

‘If you’re committed enough, you can make any story work. I once told a woman I was Kevin Costner, and it worked because I believed it’ – Saul Goodman – Breaking Bad

“As calamitous as the sub-prime blowup seems, it is only the beginning. The credit bubble spawned abuses throughout the system. Sub-prime lending just happened to be the most egregious of the lot, and […]

The scale of food waste in America is becoming a staggering issue, along with the number of people going hungry in the states.

40% of foods we produce in US never make it to our mouths – Anti-hunger advocate

The scale of food waste in America is becoming a staggering issue, along with the number of people going hungry in the states. Not only is the food going to waste, but the financial hit goes into the billions of dollars. However, the problem is much bigger. Sasha Stashwick, senior advocate with the […]

While the US is totally out of whack, things are actually way worse for the planet as a whole

There’s Around $223 Trillion In The World. Here’s Who Owns Most Of It.

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It has been determined that the total world debt exceeds 223 Trillion. Google “223 Trillion” and see what you get!

TOTAL WORLD DEBT EXCEEDS […]

Currency Wars & Economic Crisis: China Cuts Interest Rates, 2nd Time In Four Months, Reflects Both Internal Conditions & Reaction to Others. 17 Central Banks Slash Rates—And The Year Is Only Getting Started

And then there were 21.

Hours ago on Saturday, the country whose currency is largely pegged to the dollar which itself is now anticipating a rate hike in the coming months, surprised the world by confirming its economic slowdown yet again following a recent rate cut just this past November when it lowered its benchmark rate by 40 bps, after it again cut benchmark lending and deposit rates by 25 […]

ZIRP -> NIRP -> DERP: Central banks with negative rates spur question of how low to go… “everyone thought the market would drop”… and then the central banks unleased the greatest market intervention ever…

How Much Will You Pay to Park Cash as Central Banks Go Negative?

(Bloomberg) — Central banks are stooping to new lows to conquer weak inflation.

The monetary guardians of the euro area, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark are now imposing negative interest rates on bank deposits or on funding operations that feed through to the real economy. Analysts at Commonwealth Bank of Australia reckon almost a quarter of worldwide […]

Let’s say you had a lot of gold. And let’s say you print yuan. Next you link yuan to gold. Now, who wants dollars?

Let’s say you had a lot of #gold. And let’s say you print yuan. Next you link yuan to gold. Now, who wants dollars? http://t.co/jSqH99FlQM

— Jim Rickards (@JamesGRickards) February 28, 2015

China plans yuan-denominated gold fix this year -sources

SINGAPORE, Feb 27 (Reuters) – China plans to launch a yuan-denominated gold fix this year to be set through trading on an exchange, sources familiar with the matter said, as […]

Our politicians make a hash of it because they’re bought, not because they’re braindead

BY JOHN WARD

From Athens to Washington via Berlin, Paris and London, we are getting the wrong policies for us, because they’re not designed to be for us in the first place

Herewith a very small proportion of some major political cockups of recent vintage:

The EU ‘annexed’ former Soviet satellites in central and eastern Europe without giving a thought to what the effect might be in terms of cheaper […]

OBAMA killed the pipeline, seized the Internet & cut off your ammo in just ONE WEEK!

Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill | TheHill

President Obama on Tuesday vetoed legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, rebuffing the new Republican-led Congress amid a furious battle over Homeland Security funding.

The veto — just the third of Obama’s presidency and his first of major legislation — was made in private and without fanfare, reflecting tensions in the Democratic Party over whether the controversial pipeline should […]

Congress Irrelevant?

2/28/2015 — North Pole frozen solid — South Pole re-freezing — East Coast frozen waves?!

So much for “global warming”, and so much for the “melted” North Pole, and “melted” South Pole.

Clearly, the North Pole is at 100% ice pack from Canada to Russia. Ice reaching as far south as Nova Scotia .. reaching out into the Atlantic fully surrounding Svalbard, almost reaching ICELAND!!!

The icepack can be seen growing BEYOND the arctic circle at this point, reaching out into the North Atlantic.

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Private Police Carry Guns, Make Arrests and Their Ranks Are Swelling

Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man a ticket for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his chest and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a stern warning to stay off the road.

The stop was routine police work, except for one fact: Youlen is not a Manassas officer. The citation came […]

WTF! Birds Drop Dead by the Dozens, Falling from the Sky In Tennessee

SPRING HILL, Tenn. — Dozens of birds drop dead out of the sky in Maury County at the same time. The more than 50 birds were found on a road near IBEX Global and the old GM Plant in Spring Hill Saturday. One witness says the birds were split open from the fall. Police and wildlife officials are on scene are working to get answers as to how and […]

Mystery Booms Shake Washington State Community

PORT ANGELES, WASH. — A couple of mysterious booms Wednesday that rattled residents of the Port Angeles area seemed to be coming from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, but the cause remains undetermined.

The Peninsula Daily News checked with the Clallam County sheriff’s office, the Coast Guard, Navy, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Canadian Forces and the Weather Service, and no one could account for Wednesday’s unusual sounds.

One resident, […]

Scientists Create Methane-Based Life Form, Say ‘No Water Needed’ On Saturn’s Moon Titan

Researchers from the Cornell University have developed a methane-based, oxygen-free life form that theoretically may exist in the cold and harsh environment of the planet Saturn’s giant moon Titan, defying the idea that water is necessary for life.

Scientists modeled the cell membrane of small organic nitrogen compounds, and it can function in extremely cold liquid methane temperatures: Titan has seas of liquid methane of almost 300 degrees below […]

Gun Rights Activists Push Bill to Open Carry Handguns In Texas

It is legal to carry concealed firearms with a license at the Capitol, which even has a separate security entrance for those who are armed, including some lawmakers. Still, it was an uneasy scene, with the activists confronting Nevárez in front of his staff and family on the day he was to be sworn in. The incident last month encapsulated the ongoing and often heated debate over proposed laws […]

Asia’s Rising Naval Power: South Korea Building New Attack Submarine

Ekaterina Blinova — Seoul announced South Korea’s sixth 1,800-ton attack submarine will be delivered to the Navy in November 2016. South Korea’s sixth 1,800 ton Type 214 submarine is being constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and will be handed to the Navy in November 2016, according to the country’s media sources. Equipped with a ship-to-ship Haeseong cruise missile, the submarine will be used in both anti-vessel […]

Missile Command Chief Says Russia Is Ready to Repel Any Nuke Strike

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces are ready to react to any nuclear strike even if it is lightning fast, SMF Central Command chief said. A retaliatory strike would take place in all circumstances, “without hesitation,” he added.

“If there’s a challenge to repel a lightning-fast nuclear in any given conditions – it will be done in fixed time, that’s dead true,” the Strategic Missile Forces Central Command’s chief, Major-General Andrey […]

Boris Nemtsov: Witness Describes Killer of Russian Opposition Leader

Two key witnesses in the case of the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov testified and described the killer, according to Russian media. A physical description of the killer has been made. Police are searching for a 170-175 centimeters tall man with a short haircut. He was wearing blue jeans and a brown sweater.

http://sputniknews.com/russia/2015030…

BUSTED! Whithouse.gov Caught Freezing Petition Page Against Mandatory Vaccines

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLr… A WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for the prohibition of laws requiring mandatory vaccines has been throttled by the White House, buried from public view and finally frozen for over 36 hours to prevent the petition from achieving 100,000 signatures, Natural News can now reveal.

The petition, which was rapidly headed toward the 100,000 signatures needed to trigger a response from the White House, was frozen mid-day Friday and has […]

Georgia judge jails Muslim woman for wearing headscarf to court