Britons warned to steer clear of Turkey as 1,700 protesters arrested after riots rock the country for a third day
The Foreign Office has warned against travel to various parts of Turkey except in cases of emergency following another day of rioting.
Tens of thousands took to the streets in the country’s four biggest cities yesterday – the third day of anti-government protests – with demonstrators clashing with riot police, who repelled [...]
Below a new video from MrMaverickstar with the current position of the magnetic north pole. Looks like a pole reversal is likely within 2 years from now.. probably much sooner because of the exponential acceleration.
There is no word more evocative in the urban vernacular than “suburb.” For most of us, those two syllables conjure a very specific type of place, with a specific kind of people comfortably living there.
“We think about suburbs in one way,” says Elizabeth Kneebone, a fellow at the Brookings Institution‘s Metropolitan Policy Program. “We have a very stereotypical view of suburbs as middle-class, affluent, Leave-It-To-Beaver type places.”
And yet, over the last decade, [...]
Scientists say the recent downturn in the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the short-term.
Since 1998, there has been an unexplained “standstill” in the heating of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Writing in Nature Geoscience, the researchers say this will reduce predicted warming in the coming decades.
But long-term, the expected temperature rises will not alter significantly.
The slowdown in the expected rate of global warming has been studiedfor [...]
Despite the heated rhetoric from the Obama administration and environmental groups about the urgency of global warming, climate scientists have begun to come to terms with the lack of evidence of catastrophic global warming over the last decade.
“While some climate scientists continue to resist the obvious that the climate system is more complex than they assumed, others are starting to accept that the multi-decadal climate projections [...]
Apple is no longer the world’s most valuable publicly traded company
Its shares have hit their lowest levels in a year-and-a-half
Apple faces competition from Samsung which unveiled Galaxy S4 last month
Apple fell further behind rival Samsung in the battle of the smartphones with iPhone sales slowing and profits falling for the first time in ten years.
In the [...]
Tax refund fraud among the nation’s prison population has grown more than 1,000 percent in the last decade according to the latest data obtained by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in Washington, D.C.
The Inspector General told NBC Bay Area that in the last tax year the IRS caught and stopped more than $1.7 billion in fraudulent tax refunds filed by prison [...]
by Phoenix Capital Research
The US has been lying to all of us for decades now.
We’re not talking about some kooky conspiracy theory… we’re talking about INFLATION.
By understating inflation, the Federal Government and Federal Reserve have done two things:
1) Exaggerated our economic growth.
2) Lied about the true cost of living in the US.
Regarding #1, every time the US prints GDP growth numbers, it adjusts this data for inflation. The reason for [...]
The estimated population of the United States is 314,551,288
Treasury Direct link
The Daily History of the Debt Results
Historical returns from 03/01/2013 through 03/06/2013
The data for the total public debt outstanding is published each business day. If there is no debt value for the date(s) you requested, the value for the preceding business day will be displayed.
( Debt Held by the Public vs. Intragovernmental Holdings )
Last month President Obama made it a point to outline the ever stronger state of our Union.
“Our housing market is healing, our stock market is rebounding, and consumers, patients, and homeowners enjoy stronger protections than ever before,” said Obama of a US economy that, according to the President’s numbers, has added six million new jobs over the last decade.
But as budget woes hit cities and states across America, and [...]
Budget cuts across the country have stripped local police departments of personnel at an alarming rate. So much so that Americans from coast-to-coast are now being forced to fend for themselves.
Our latest example comes from East Oakland’s Arcadia Park, where law and order have broken down to such an extent that residents have been been left with no other choice but to band together to police their own [...]
At a recent meeting of the American Economic Association a vote was held about whether or not the United States should back its currency with gold. Not surprisingly, 100% of mainstream economists educated by our most prestigious universities were against such a measure.
From the top down, there is a cult-like belief that our paper monetary system is absolute and infallible.
Yet, as we have seen throughout history, and especially [...]
BMO Advisor Coxe: “This Is the Worst Trading Situation I Have Ever Seen”
Peter Byrne of The Gold Report (2/22/13)
Taking inspiration from George Orwell’s “1984,” renowned BMO advisor Don Coxe has coined the expression “Weakness is Strength” to describe the current economic situation. In a far-ranging interview with The Gold Report, Coxe explains how an international regime of weak currencies has set the scene for a upsurge in the price of [...]
Corporations, investors ‘grabbing’ land and water overseas
Nearly 11 million borrowers are underwater on their mortgages, owing more than their homes are worth, according to CoreLogic, and yet home equity lines of credit are suddenly on the rise again.
During the housing boom of the last decade Americans withdrew over $1 trillion in home equity. They did it through cash-out refinances, home equity loans, and home equity lines of credit. The latter allowed them to use their homes [...]
Via Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.
The Stock Market: Food Stamps for the 1%
By Talila Nesher (Haaretz)
A government official has for the first time acknowledged the practice of injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera.
Earlier article (when they were lying their butts off)
Were Ethiopian Women Forced Into Contraception?
Israeli and Jewish aid officials are denying [...]
Why We Are In a Perpetual Series of Wars …
We are in the middle of a perpetual series of wars. See this, this, this and this.
As just one example, in 2010 the war in Afghanistan became the longest war in U.S. history. But – no matter what you’ve heard – there are no plans to get out any time soon.
As Glenn Greenwald notes today:
Despite the happy talk from [the Pentagon's top lawyer, the war on terror] is not ending soon. By [...]
North-East, West Coast, Florida and Texas among the worst offenders in the last decade
211 children were killed in 2010 by drunk drivers – including 131 who were being driven by someone over the limit
A shocking map has revealed the worst areas of the country when it comes to drink driving.
Using data of traffic fatalities over a ten-year period, the greater the number of dots, the more crashes where alcohol was [...]
Severe, acute kidney injuries have doubled over the last decade and continue to rise by 10 percent a year according to a hot new study out of the University of California, San Francisco. Raymond K. Hsu, MD, a UCSF nephrologist who led the research said “That was a staggering revelation of how increasingly common and how life-threatening acute kidney injury has become over the past decade in the [...]
There was a startling figure that came across my desk from the United States Department of Agriculture regarding food stamp usage in the SNAP program. Food stamp usage has grown dramatically in the last decade even during the debt inspired boom times. Yet the devil is always in the details as we reported with the unemployment rate really dropping because of the over 500,000 Americans simply dropping out of the labor force. [...]
New Delhi: India has recorded a 57 percent drop in number of new HIV infections during the last decade, say latest figures from the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).
India has demonstrated an overall reduction of 57 percent in estimated annual new HIV infections (among adult population) from 2.74 lakh in 2000 to 1.16 lakh in 2011, said a NACO report released Friday.
“Major contribution to this reduction comes from the high prevalence [...]
Blast hits Tel Aviv bus, at least 21 hurt; police chasing two terror suspects
Explosion occurred just after noon, at corner of Shaul Hamelekh and Henrietta Szold Streets; one casualty seriously wounded, one lightly-to moderately, and the rest sustain light injuries; passersby ordered to keep distance from scene.
An explosion hit a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding at least 21 people. One of the casualties was in serious condition, [...]
Mark Hulbert: Is the Dow Theory now on a sell signal?
Did the Dow Theory generate an official sell signal earlier this month?
Two of the Dow Theorists I monitor say “yes.” The other one remains on a buy signal.
Instead, the Theory was introduced in dribs and drabs over the first three decades of the last century — in editorials in The Wall Street Journal by its then-editor, William Peter Hamilton.
Consider the three [...]
MARK HULBERT: Bear market may begin
Will the bull market come to an end on Oct. 9?
Oct. 9, for better and for worse, is a big date historically for the stock market.
Don’t laugh. It turns out that two of the most prominent market turning points of the last decade occurred on this very date.
The first was the beginning of the 2002-2007 bull market, which occurred on Oct. 9, 2002.