The REAL Reasons We’re Drifting Towards World War III

by WashingtonsBlog

War: The Big Picture

All of the talk of war in the Ukraine and Syria is confusing … so here’s an executive summary:

War is horrible for the economy, and makes the American people poorer

The American people are overwhelmingly opposed to more war in Ukraine, Syria, Iran and elsewhere

But you don’t have any say in issues of war or peace. The U.S. is an oligarchy … not a democracy or a republic

Indeed, opposing war may get you labeled as a terrorist (background)

War makes a handful in the military-industrial complex and big banks rich

So endless [...]

Fed’s Wealth Effect: Richest 200 Moguls Made $13.9 Billion Today

Wolf Richter

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke doesn’t regret much about the Fed’s actions during and after the financial crisis, he told the Economic Club of Canada on Tuesday, during a speech for which he was most likely paid a small fortune.

So he doesn’t regret that the Fed, under his reign, handed out trillions of dollars to the largest banks and corporations, US and foreign, to teach them [...]

RUSSIA: Lavrov: If we’re attacked, we’ll certainly respond…

Russia will retaliate if it is attacked and the interests of the Russian people are threatened, Sergey Lavrov told in an interview with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze. Watch the full interview later today.


Russia Warns West “Remove Forces”; Begins Military Exercise On Ukraine Border

UPDATE: Dutch fighter jets were scrambled after Russian bombers approached Dutch airspace; the Russian planes turned away

With both sides appearing to have entirely un-de-escalated and the [...]

Pre-Crime Systems Now Actively Monitoring the Internet: “The Computer Algorithm Learns the Pattern and Produces a Prediction”

Mac SlavoApril 23rd,


With revelations that the National Security Agency has collected some20 trillion phone calls and emails via an expansive nationwide surveillance network, most Americans have already come to the realization that everything they do is being monitored.

But many shrug off Big Brother’s prying eyes by suggesting that, since they aren’t doing anything wrong, they have nothing to worry about.

That may have been true [...]

Is It Time To Freak Out About U.S. Economy?

U.S. stocks fall; PMI, home sales disappoint

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks deepened losses after a pair of disappointing reports on manufacturing and the housing market, putting the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite on track to break their six-day winning streaks.

Investors also focused on a batch of mixed earnings releases, while awaiting results after the bell from heavyweights Apple, Inc. and Facebook, Inc.

The S&P 500 SPX -0.20%  fell [...]

Central Banks Have Realized Their Worst Nightmares Are Approaching

by Phoenix Capital Research

Central Bankers will never openly admit that they or their policies have failed. Moreover, they do not rush into sudden tightening (more on this in a moment). But one can begin to notice subtle changes in their language and actions that indicate they have noticed what’s happening in Japan (the failure of the BoJ’s “shock and awe” QE program to generate growth).

Nowhere is [...]

Man Eats Twelve Gold Bars To Avoid Taxes

by GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,283.50, EUR 927.38 and GBP 763.76 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,290.75, EUR 935.19 and GBP 767.34 per ounce.

Gold fell $5.00 or 0.39% yesterday to $1,285.00/oz. Silver climbed $0.03 or 0.15% yesterday to $19.45/oz.

Spot gold bullion prices ticked fractionally higher today but bullion remained below the $1,300/oz psychological level and not far off yesterday’s two-and-a-half-month lows.

Spot gold stood at $1,283.75/1,284.55 per ounce, up [...]

Pentagon Moves To Thwart Russia, American Troops Arrive In Poland, Will Act ‘in Days’.

U.S. Says Will Act ‘in Days’ if No Russian Action in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States’ government said on Monday it will decide “in days” on additional sanctions if Russia does not take steps to implement an agreement to ease tensions in Ukraine reached in Geneva last week.

The steps include publicly calling on pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to vacate occupied buildings and [...]

Ellen Brown: Banks Will Take Deposits in the Coming Financial Meltdown, LIBOR Rate Rigging and More… - Can bank bail-ins come to America? Ellen Brown of the Web-of-Debt blog says, “It could, and I think it will.” Brown, who has written two books on the advantages of public banking, contends, “They don’t have any alternative if they are going to keep these banks alive. This is the solution: They just knock down the liabilities, and they will be solvent again, but what that means is they’ll [...]

What You Should Know About Ebola Virus! Updated Global Outbreak Map!

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Following The PetroDollar Down The Drain | Jerry Robinson

Kerry Lutz caught up with Jerry Robinson and discussed the following:
Russia declares war on the Dollar;
Palladium hits 32 month high and broke $800;
Gold buy signal coming in 3-4 months;
Analysis of mining stocks performance during a market crash.

This interview was recorded on 16.Apr.14 and posted with permission from Kerry Lutz, host of

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This Is How Empires Collapse: One Complicit Participant At A Time.

by Charles Hugh Smith

This is how empires collapse: one complicit participant at a time.

Before an empire collapses, it first erodes from within. The collapse may appear sudden, but the processes of internal rot hollowed out the resilience, resolve, purpose and vitality of the empire long before its final implosion.

What are these processes of internal rot? Here are a few of the most pervasive and destructive forces of internal corrosion:

1. Each institution within the [...]

Agenda 21: The BLM Land Grabbing Endgame

By Michael Snyder

Why is the federal government so obsessed with grabbing more land?  After all, the federal government already owns more than 40 percent of the land in 9 different U.S. states.  Why are federal bureaucrats so determined to grab even more?  Well, the truth is that this all becomes much clearer once you understand that there is a very twisted philosophy behind what they are doing.  It [...]

The Middle Class In Canada Is Now Doing Better Than The Middle Class In America Is

By Michael Snyder

For most of Canada’s existence, it has been regarded as the weak neighbor to the north by most Americans.  Well, that has changed dramatically over the past decade or so.  Back in the year 2000, middle class Canadians were earning much less than middle class Americans, but since then there has been a dramatic shift.  At this point, middle class Canadians are actually earning more than [...]

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing For April 23, 2014

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NYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires In A Big Way #myNYPD

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Risk Of Killer Asteroid Hitting Earth Higher Than Thought, Study Shows

Risk Of Killer Asteroid Hitting Earth Higher Than Thought, Study Shows…;

ALERT! ‘Militia’ Groups Fear Infiltration by Feds Has Happened at Bundy Ranch!

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