50 Facts That Show How Far America Has Fallen In This Generation

By Michael Snyder

What has happened to America?  Please show these numbers to anyone that does not believe that the United States is in decline.  It is time for all of us to humble ourselves and face the reality of what has happened to our once great nation.  For those of us that love America, it is heartbreaking to watch the foundations of our society rot and decay in thousands of [...]

DOLLAR COLLAPSE: Greatest Event in Human History | Duane & Hoffman

– Silver market below $19 ?0:54
– Gold sentiment nearly as low as the beginning of the gold bull market ?4:45
– State secessions coming? ?8:19
– “The largest event in human history” ?15:11
– Retirement account vs physical precious metals? ?19:15

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The Dow And S&P 500 Soar To Irrational Heights – Meanwhile The Ultra-Wealthy Rush To Buy Gold Bars

By Michael Snyder

Did you know that the number of gold bars being purchased by ultra-wealthy individuals has increased by 243 percent so far this year?  If stocks are just going to keep soaring, why are they doing this?  On Thursday, the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 both closed at record highs once again.  It is a party that never seems to end, and there are a lot [...]

Global Elites Are In CRISIS Mode

SOURCES: Scotland’s Independence Vote Shows a Global Crisis of the Elites

Markets Smash New Records… Stockman: Twitter Stock Price ‘Madness’… ‘Greatest Bubble Created By Central Bank In Human History’… Warns “Sharp Downside Risks Are Rising”


Stocks Trade Near Session Highs

Financial Stocks Lead S&P 500 Higher, Sector Posts 1.1% Gain

U.S. stocks rose Thursday as investors were heartened by signals from the Federal Reserve that it remains on a measured course to eventually raise interest rates.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 103 points, or 0.6%, to 17259 and the S&P 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5%, to 2011. Both indexes hit [...]

Operational Details of Ebola Quarantine Zones & Martial Law Enforcement

by Dave Hodges

If one thinks that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) are merely tax-supported guardians at the gate protecting the public’s health and welfare, then one is seriously deluded and naive. These two rogue organizations are proving to be as greedy, cunning and evil as Goldman Sachs and they, as well as Bill Gates, are preparing to usher in an Ebola pandemic [...]

The Chinese Housing Bubble Is Deflating Faster Than A Chinese Made Balloon At A Kids Birthday Party.

by James Quinn

The Chinese housing bubble is deflating faster than a Chinese made balloon at a kids birthday party. Home prices are plunging. It seems buying 10 unoccupied condos before they were built really wasn’t a path to easy riches. The Chinese should have watched the later episodes of Flip That House, before the show got canceled.

The best chart is #8. Since Americans don’t understand the metric system, I’ll convert [...]

Obama’s Ebola Agenda to Collapse the World Economy. French Aid Worker with Ebola Being Evac’d to Paris

Last few months spent gathering data and lining up the dominoes. Time to connect the dots.

Obama sending US troops to West Africa to get infected and bring back here.

Remember, it has a 21-day incubation period and new mutations very likely are undetectable.

Ex-Delta Force commander stresses ‘great risk’ of infection



World Bank: Ebola’s Economic Impact Could Be ‘Catastrophic’


US to begin Ebola hospital [...]

Russia is replacing foreign currency reserves with gold:

Russia is replacing foreign currency reserves with #gold: cc @JamesGRickards @stacyherbert pic.twitter.com/gDuJpv1xEo

— $hane Obata (@sobata416) September 18, 2014

“We Are Recreating The Markets Of 2007″… Homebuilder Sentiment Soars To 9 Year High (Mortgage Apps 14-Year Low)… Housing Starts ‘Surprisingly’ Tumble 14.4% in August!

Seth Klarman: “We Are Recreating The Markets Of 2007″

It’s not hard to reach the conclusion that so many investors feel good not because things are good but because investors have been seduced into feeling good—otherwise known as “the wealth effect.” We really are far along in re-creating the markets of 2007, which felt great but were deeply unstable when shocks started to pile up. Even Janet Yellen sees “pockets [...]

Aaron Clarey: Most Sectors In The Market Are Extremely Overvalued

Wall St for Main St interviewed Aaron Clarey (aka Captain Capitalism). He is an author, analyst and commentator. In this podcast, we talked about the stock market and the valuations. Aaron believes the market is overvalued and that there is no money to be made until we have a significant correction.

Also, we discussed the lack of volatility in the market,inflation versus deflation, the Federal Reserve and how young adults can [...]

This Is Your Math On Drugs. Please Just Say No.

U.S. set for lowest budget deficit since 2008

“With just one month left in the budget year, the deficit totals $589.2 billion, 22 percent below last year’s 11-month total.”


(From Treasury Direct):

Date……………………………………..Total Public Debt Outstanding


Let’s not forget this either: Fed Transferred $79.6 Billion in Earnings to the Treasury Last Year


$2.7 TRILLION: Tax Revenues for FY14 Hit Record Through August; Gov’t Still Runs $600 BILLION Deficit | News http://t.co/W1azkgSL5p

— Daily Bail (@TheDailyBail) September [...]

CDC Confirms Enterovirus D68 Infection In 16 States; NJ says It’s 17th; It Spreads Quickly Among Children Across America!

(CNN) — Enterovirus D68 is likely coming — if it hasn’t already — to a state near you.

Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 140 cases of respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68 in 16 states: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

New Jersey also has confirmed a case of EV-D68, [...]

China Home Price Drop Spreads to More Cities

Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Tom Orlik discusses the continued downturn in China’s property sector as new-home prices fell in 68 of the 70 cities monitored by the government. He speaks to Rishaad Salamat on “On The Move.” (Source: Bloomberg)


from SGT Report.com:

“The world is on the precipice of history,” and on the eve of the Scottish Independence referendum vote, Andy Hoffman of Miles Franklin joins us to discuss the ripple effects of this historic event – and the burgeoning worldwide revolt against Bankster fiat currency.

Nowhere To Hide As Minority Report-Style Facial Recognition Technology Spreads Across America

By Michael Snyder

What is our society going to look like when our faces are being tracked literally everywhere that we go?  As part of the FBI’s new Next Generation Identification System, a facial recognition database known as the Interstate Photo System will have collected 52 million of our faces by the end of 2015.  But that is only a small part of the story.  According to Edward Snowden, the NSA [...]

Corporations Use “Financial Engineering” at Their Own Peril

A recent study reveals that the corporate stock buy-backs are the largest category of equity buying. Corporations bought back over $338 billion of their stock in the first half of 2014. Learn what could derail this “financial engineering” strategy.

Food Stamps Enrollment Outpaces Jobs 2-to-1

FINALLY: After years of going nowhere, gold stocks could be on the verge of a major breakout

From Chris Kimble at Kimble Charting Solutions:



The Gold Bugs index remains above support that dates back 10-years.

Over the past year and a half, the index has created a pennant pattern, a series of lower highs and high lows, teasing both the bulls and bears. As you can see, this pattern will be coming to an end soon.

Pennant patterns are popular for suggesting that a large move [...]

The CDC, NIH & Bill Gates Own the Patents On Existing Ebola & Related Vaccines: Mandatory Vaccinations Are Near

by Dave Hodges

Bill Gates, the king of vaccines.

I have previously reported that Monsanto, or Monsatan as many call them, has partnered with the Department of Defense to use a proxy third party company to develop a vaccine against Ebola. The seed money began at $1.5 million. The value of the deal could grow to an estimated $86 million dollars. The company’s name is Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation (TKMR) (TKM.TO), a [...]

REALIST NEWS – BOZO Congressman Indroduces Insane Bill – HR 5148

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (07/17/2014)

Access to Affordable Mortgages Act of 2014 – Amends the Truth in Lending Act to exempt from property appraisal requirements certain higher-risk mortgage loans of $250,000 or less if such a loan appears on the balance sheet of the creditor of the loan for at least three years.

Exempts certain individuals required to make such reports from penalties for failure to report any appraisers reasonably suspected of [...]

Corporate America Suddenly Darkens Outlook, Slashes Hiring and Cap-Ex Plans, But Gooses Stock Buybacks

Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter

The word “gloomier” inconveniently showed up in a Reuters headline that described how the CEOs of the Business Roundtable – one of the thermometers into the brains of corporate America – felt about sales, employment, and capital expenditures. Yet, “gloomier” or not, these CEOs run companies that spend near record amounts, not on productive uses such as capital expenditures or hiring more people to push revenues to [...]

U.S. National Debt Surges $1 Trillion In Just 12 Months … Meanwhile FOMC “Tweaks” Wording

by GoldCore

The U.S. financial position continues to deteriorate badly and in the last 12 months has increased by over $1 trillion dollars.

Nick Laird of Sharelynx has just reproduced his fascinating and timely chart showing the US debt limit, the actual US debt and the gold price all in one chart. From 2000 until around the first quarter of 2013, there was a very strong and close correlation between the growth [...]

Timetable for Scottish polls between now and referendum on Sep 18: – Sep 17: Ipsos-MORI poll for STV News – 1800GMT

(1/2) Timetable for Scottish polls between now and referendum on Sep 18: - Sep 17: Ipsos-MORI poll for STV News – 1800GMT

— Live Squawk (@livesquawk) September 17, 2014

(2/2) Scottish poll timetable, – Sep 17: YouGov for Sun/Time -2200GMT Sep 17: Panelbase Sep 18: Ipsos-MORI for Evening Standard-early PM

— Live Squawk (@livesquawk) September 17, 2014

Is It Wise For Obama To Send Thousands Of U.S. Troops Into The Ebola Death Zone?

By Michael Snyder

When there is a major problem somewhere in the world, Barack Obama loves to show that he is “doing something” by sending a contingent of U.S. troops to the affected area.  But is it really wise for Obama to send thousands of young American men and women into the Ebola death zone?  What are our troops going to do – shoot the virus?  Of course not.  The UN [...]

John Embry – Something Seriously Wrong With Financial System

John Embry, Chief Investment Strategist at Sprott Asset Management, thinks gold price suppression is a key factor in global monetary policy. Embry contends, “If the gold price truly reflected what is really going on in monetary policy today, I think real interest rates would rise quite significantly. Given the amount of debt that is polluting the world banking system, to me, this is the end game, and that’s why it’s [...]

WORLD WAR E: Obama: Ebola outbreak ‘spiraling out of control’… Calls up troops to battle virus… Outbreak could last years

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

“The reality is that this epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better,” Obama said at the [...]

War On Ebola & The Saudi ISIL Connection

Corporate media, US Government making the link between Assad and the Islamic State in preparation to attack Syria.

Germany recovery is now falling a part and investor sentiment has fallen for 9 consective months. Shanghai gold exchange going live earlier than expected. FED giving illegals more time keep Obamacare. NSA program has been renewed and is continually spying on the American people. China sending more medical personnel to West Africa, meanwhile US is sending 3000 military personnel. NATO rejects Crimea vote, says illegal. US deploying another 1600 military [...]

The Alibaba IPO is set to break records this week. But “behind the scenes,” Chinese internet stocks could be in trouble.

From Chris Kimble at Kimble Charting Solutions:

Chinese internet ETF breakdown on the eve of Alibaba IPO?

Chinese internet ETF CQQQ has doubled the performance of QQQ over the past two years.

Speaking of doubles, did CQQQ create a short-term double top of late?

A short-term support line is being taken out today by CQQQ, near the time that Alibaba is about to go public. The Nasdaq is near a 52 week high, while [...]

The Number Of Volcanic Eruptions Is Increasing And That Could Lead To An Extremely Cold Winter

By Michael Snyder

The number of volcanoes that are erupting continues to rise, and scientists cannot seem to explain why this is happening.  In 2013, we witnessed the most volcanic eruptions worldwide that we have ever seen in a single year, and this increased activity has carried over into 2014.  In recent months, we have seen major volcanoes roar to life in Russia, Peru, Hawaii, Reunion Island,Indonesia, and all over Alaska.  [...]

‘A Sea Change Is Unfolding In The US And World Economy That Portends A Catastrophe Of Dimensions Not Seen Since The Great Depression Of The 1930s.’

By Nick Beams
World Socialist Web Site

On this day in September 2008, the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers sparked the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Within days of the bankruptcy, the entire American and global financial system was on the point of disintegration.

Reporting on the Lehman disaster on September 16, 2008, theWorld Socialist Web Site noted that it marked “a new stage in [...]

Independence Could Spread Like `Wildfire': Allianz

Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) — Independence movements could spread like “wildfire” across Europe should Scotland vote in favor of a U.K. exit, according to Andreas Utermann, global chief investment officer at Allianz Global Investors. He also discusses equity markets and his fixed-income strategy with Jonathan Ferro on Bloomberg Television’s “On the Move.” (Source: Bloomberg)

US Spent $22 Trillion On Failed ‘War On Poverty’! Welfare Sign-ups Outpace Job Creation By More Than A Million. How Is This Possible?

FOOD STAMPS EXPLODE IN ILLINOIS…CHANGE: 745,000 enroll in SNAP since 2008…

Among the many metrics that show Obama’s home state is struggling to break the Great Recession, a new report shows that applications for food stamps in Illinois is greater than its creation of jobs.

Illinois has had the worst recovery from the recession of any state in the country, the Illinois Policy Institute reported this month: “There are nearly 300,000 fewer Illinoisans [...]

Americans are going into captivity, and they refuse to see it

Bank Warns of STOCK MARKET SELLOFF After Fed Meeting!

BofA Warns “Risk Of Selloff” After September’s FOMC
While BofAML’s Michael Hanson expects Yellen’s overall tone to remain dovish, market perception will be key. The combination of changes to the forward guidance language, upward drift of the dots, and any comments seen as potentially hawkish, could lead to a selloff
West’s antics pushing Russia closer to China
The recent NATO summit in Wales, held against the background of the armed conflict in Ukraine, [...]

UK And France Moving To The Next Reserve Currency The Chinese Yuan

Retail sales are declining and many of the big retailers are in big trouble. The sub prime auto bubble is about to burst. Manufacturing is now declining. China announce a yuan clearing house with France and the UK will be issuing yuan denominated bonds in preparation for the yuan to be the world reserve currency. FBI facial recognition online. IMF in talks with West African nations to bail them out. [...]

OPINION: Before taking sides, be sure to take all the necessary readings


I posted some weeks ago to the effect that the most common reason for slaughter on our planet is ‘Taking Sides’.

I did not mean by this that one should never take sides. When expansionist gangsters take over a country, sooner or later they will visit yours…and you have to take sides. This rule applies whether the mobsters are Nazis, the Soviet Union, Jihadists, Globalists, or Ostrogoths.

My point was [...]

ALIBABA IPO to end US dominance in tech sector… Overtakes AMAZON as Most Highly Valued Online Retailer… One of most lucrative debuts in stock market history

XINHUA: ALIBABA IPO to end US dominance in tech sector…

LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) — Alibaba’s IPO could well be the end of U.S. dominance in the world technology sector, a professor from a Britain’s business school told Xinhua on Thursday.

“Alibaba’s annual growth rate of more than 30 percent shows that the gap between the Chinese companies, Alibaba and Tencent, and U.S. companies is getting ever closer,” said Qing Wang, professor [...]

Florida Cops for Using SWAT-Style Raids to Check that Barbers Shops Licenses are up to date. WTF!

Sounds to me like they were fishing. Hoping to find anything they could to use the old asset forfeiture crap making some quick cash for the department/county. This is unfrickin believable. At least the court didn’t agree.

Federal Appeals Court Rebukes Florida Cops for Using SWAT-Style Raids to Check Barbers’ Licenses
I would hope so.

A few snips…..

On August 19, 2010, two inspectors from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) [...]

Student put in detention for sharing school lunch


An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.

Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.

Bradford didn’t see any problem with sharing his food.

“It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t [...]

John McAfee Exposes Secret Cell Tower Surveillance Panopticon

Alex Jones talks with Scottish-American computer programmer and founder of McAfee, Inc., John McAfee about the total takeover of America through surveillance.