“A week before the recent BRICS summit in Durban, the Kremlin administration has silently produced a document which describes the Russian strategy in the context of BRICS cooperation. The document makes for a fascinating read for anyone brave enough to plow through the dense Russian legalese. The strategy has been designed in the “inner circle” of Vladimir Putin’s team, so it is safe to assume that it represents the official [...]
The 2,000 Year Old Strategy
from Washington’s Blog:
Preface: Fundamentalist Christians, Jews and Muslims all think they are in a “holy war” against the other guy. As shown below, fundamentalists are being manipulated by the powers-that-be – many of whom are actually atheists – as part of a divide-and-conquer strategy to disempower people.
The strategy of dividing and conquering one’s foes is ancient.
Ancient Roman emperor Julius Cesar successfully used it thousands of years ago.
The application of the [...]
It appears the Portuguese PM’s threats last week that he would resign if the constitutional court rules against the various austerity measures in the proposed 2013 budget (subsequently recanted because he may have just sensed which way the winds are blowing), were not enough to pressure the court into voting the way the German rulers of the Eurozone demanded, because moments ago the high court said that some budget elements [...]
by Emma Karlin, WesternJournalism.com:
There IS a small ray of light shining up from the rubble of what is left of America. With Republican governors acting like – well, Republicans and crawling back to lick Barack Obama’s boots, it IS hard to accept; but the fight against Obamacare is still on. The feckless and traitorous John Roberts may not have destroyed us after all.
A lawsuit against the worst elements of Obamacarebrought by [...]
Of the octet of members that comprise the “Gang of 8? pushing for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, none has more to gain (or lose) than Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
Rubio is widely seen as a 2016 Republican presidential candidate and touching immigration, which remains a, well, touchy subject among the GOP rank and file, brings real risk with it.
“This is going to be tough for Republicans and the recidivist elements [...]
People familiar with closed-door negotiations told The Associated Press a tentative deal was struck over the weekend.
The tentative agreement would further restrict New York’s ban on assault weapons, limit the size of magazines to seven bullets, down from the current 10, and enact more stringent background checks for sales. Other elements, pushed by Republicans, would refine a mental health law to make it easier to confine people determined to be [...]
“Enjoy the little things, for some day you may look back and realize they were the big things” – Robert Brault
Bullets…check. Beans…check. Band Aids…check. The list goes on and on sometimes doesn’t it? As preppers, we all are stockpiling the items and supplies that we plan on needing if and when it hits the fans. We all need to make sure we can eat, drink, protect ourselves from the elements [...]
by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
Whether it’s because most members of the mainstream media are simply oblivious to the effects of psychotropic drugs, whether it’s a biased political agenda, laziness or a combination of all of those elements, you will be hard-pressed to find many journalists who dare to link the dangers of these medications to the growing number of horrific mass murders that have occurred with alarming frequency in recent [...]
“Carney also offered some other gun laws Obama would back. “He supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole, and there are other elements of gun legislation that he could support … high capacity ammunition clips, for example. That is certainly something he would be interested in looking at,” he said.”
“Those jobs aren’t coming back.” That’s what Steve Jobssaid when President Obama asked him whether Apple would ever consider manufacturing its popular products in the U.S. But Jobs’ successor, Tim Cook, has other ideas. In interviews with Bloomberg Businessweek and NBC News, Cook has revealed that in 2013, Apple will invest $100 million in manufacturing computers in the U.S. ”I don’t think we have a responsibility to create a certain kind of job,” Cook told Bloomberg. “But I [...]
They were designed in a more innocent age and with the best of intentions.
But it’s difficult to see these baby cages getting past the eye of officious council chiefs today. And it’s perhaps for the best.
These incredible pictures taken in the 1930s show babies suspended high up in flats from their parents’ window.
Sitting in open mesh cages, the youngsters were completely exposed to the elements outside.
Incredibly, the then East Poplar [...]
By Aaron Moyer
We’ve probably all heard just about our fill on this latest tradgedy, and I don’t want to talk about the politics involved. This event has brought a few key points to my attention, and I’d like to address them with this community, so we can hold a more comprehensive understanding of crime, and personal safety – even if we’re not in our homes, we need to be thinking about [...]
Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority.
A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership.
The results signal broad [...]
From Economic Policy Journal:
Although much of Obamacare doesn’t kick in until 2014, some important elements kick in before the election, which will help keep the masses confused about the plan and paint Obama as a fighter “for the people” (while in reality he is bought and controlled by Big Pharma).
Tony Lee explains what occurs before the election:
July 2012: Insurance Companies Send Rebate Checks to Consumers
According to the White House’s website, [...]
THE newly elected Greek coalition government will seek a two-year ”bailout holiday” from some of the harshest elements of the European Union and International Monetary Fund package.
The three members of the new government, Democratic Left, Pasok and New Democracy, are drawing up proposals they say will safeguard the country’s economic future while retaining financial support from international bodies.
The core element is to get the ”adjustment period”, before new tax hikes [...]
The US economy is likely to fall over a “fiscal cliff” at the start of next year because Washington will be too divided to stop it, Joseph Stiglitz, one of the world’s leading economists, has warned
America faces a combination of tax increases and spending cuts in January which risk plunging the world’s biggest economy back into recession if they are all allowed to happen, he said.
“There are so many political [...]
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul broke ranks with his father’s political army this week and endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican Party presidential nominee, setting off a firestorm of outrage in the Ron Paul Universe.
Here’s a sampling of the reactions from around the Internet:
The Daily Paul
The Daily Paul
The Daily Paul
As the comments suggest, Sen. Paul’s endorsement appears to have seriously damaged his credibility within the Movement — at least among its most hardcore activists. The virulent backlash indicates that the endorsement [...]
Spanish house prices may decline as much as 52 percent in a period of economic stress, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
The forecast decline is based on a model combining factors such as homes price increases in the last 10 years and unemployment rates, analysts including London-based Nitesh Shah said in a June 6 note. U.K. home prices are the second most at risk in Europe, facing the prospect of a 42 percent [...]
Euro zone officials have agreed that each euro zone country must prepare an individual contingency plan in the eventuality that Greecedecides to leave the single currency area, two eurozone officials said on Wednesday.
The agreement was reached during a teleconference of the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG), which started at 9:00 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) on Monday and lasted for about one hour.
As well as confirmation from two officials, Reuters has seen a [...]
In recent articles, I have outlined the very immediate dangers of several potential economic events that are likely to take place this year, including the exit of peripheral countries from the European Union, the conflict between austerity and socialist spending in France and Germany, the developing bilateral trade agreements between China and numerous other countries which cut out their reliance on the U.S. dollar, and the likelihood that the [...]
Because the proper trade is to respond only after JCP blew up proving that the US consumer is finished, here is Goldman finally joining the bandwagon of shorting the terminally tapped out all buying, all eating, all charging Joe Sixpack.
Moments ago from Goldman:
Recommending short positions in the US Consumer Discretionary sector
We are recommending a short position in the US Consumer Discretionary sector, with a target of a -6% move and a stop [...]
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.
The First Amendment says in part: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”
Television and radio networks, newspapers, publishing houses, [...]
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan continued his college speaking tour on Monday night at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
While his address included many of the racially-charged elements we’ve heard in other related lectures, the minister added in some new comments about whites, his personal experience with using marijuana and he even showered some praise upon conservative commentator Pat Buchanan.
(Related: Farrakhan Warns Young Leaders They Risk Being Killed [...]
In domestic election campaigns European politicians display a kind of cognitive dissonance. They must be aware that any propositions on European policy will be subject to close reading in the embassies and chancelleries of their partners, yet they tend to talk as if they will only be heard by a domestic audience. The French Presidential campaign, which officially began on Monday, is a case in point. All the major [...]
From Sovereign Man:
After a long trip up from Santiago and making stops in both Miami and Dallas, I arrived to Vancouver last night a bit tired… but excited for the the trip ahead. I’m leaving in just a few hours for a 2 1/2 week, 11-country tour that includes Hong Kong, Singapore, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and much more.
… Aside from getting a lot of business done and inking a few [...]
By Cody Willard
So you guys remember when I used to write articles like this?
Bernanke says “Let’s inflate the biggest stock market bubble in history”3:03 p.m. July 13, 2011 | By Cody Willard
Shut up and buy the tech bubble4:39 a.m. May 26, 2011 | By Cody Willard
Why you must fight the Fed and get ready for a new stock market bubble 10:33 a.m. Dec. 31, 2010 | By Cody Willard
Now let’s fast-forward [...]
by Jhaneel Lockhart
The corner office isn’t that appealing to people anymore.
An Intelligent Office survey of 1,075 workers found that not one participant reported that they wanted to be a corporate executive. Instead, nearly 65 percent of the respondents wanted to become entrepreneurs.
The results showed that people desire more flexible work schedules and want a work-life balance that they describe as “work hard/play hard.”
This comes just after a recent report thathalf of CEOs experience isolation, [...]
From Economic Policy Journal:
The wife of an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi and her driver were injured today when the car they were traveling in was bombed, officials said. A second attempted bombing was defused outside the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, at about the same time.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately blamed Iran.
It is difficult to understand why Iran would want to increase tensions with Israel. Were these false [...]
Winds destroy Occupy Providence tents: wpri.com
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – While members of the Occupy Providence movement continue negotiating with Providence officials on when to leave Burnside Park, they are in a new battle with the elements.
IMF Unveils Expansion of Short-Term Emergency Lending Facility
The Precautionary and Liquidity Line: ” Qualification criteria remain the same as under the PCL, except that a member can seek support when it has either a potential or actual balance of payments need at the time of approval of the arrangement (rather than only a potential need, as was required under the PCL).
* Can be used as a liquidity window allowing [...]
From Eric Peters Autos:
There are two main schools of thought when it comes to dealing with a cop during a traffic stop (or “safety” checkpoint). One of them is disgustingly obsequious, unworthy of a free people. The other is absolutely correct – in principle – but elements of it, if followed to the letter, can and probably will lead to unnecessary trouble.
The first school says Yes Sir and No Sir [...]
From The Big Picture:
Markets have been tentatively probing their way along, following Wednesday’s 2.5% rout on fears of an Italian collapse and EU breakup.
Major indices remain above their key breakout levels – but just barely: The S&P 500 at 1,239 is a stone’s throw from its 1,225 breakout level; The Dow Industrials at 11,893 are above its 11,625 breakout; and Nasdaq at 2,625 is right on the cusp of its prior [...]