(Phys.org) A new NASA study shows that from 1978 to 2010 the total extent of sea ice surrounding Antarctica in the Southern Ocean grew by roughly 6,600 square miles every year, an area larger than the state of Connecticut. And previous research by the same authors indicates that this rate of increase has recently accelerated, up from an average rate of almost 4,300 square miles per year from 1978 to 2006. [...]
July 22nd, 2012
This latest micro-documentary from Future Money Trends, narrated by founder and chief strategist Daniel Ameduri, highlights the inevitably of a collapse in the global financial and economic systems.
Taking into consideration key data points like demographics, consumer consumption, unemployment trends, government debt, monetary policy, and widespread manipulation, a frightening end-game scenario begins to emerge.
With rampant fraud throughout the financial system and price fixing of unprecedented proportions in global stocks, [...]
From The Burning Platform:
… The average Italian has a net worth three times as much as you. I thought their country was in shambles?
The average freaking Spaniard has a higher net worth than you.
I guess buying s#$% on credit for the last three decades didn’t actually make us richer…
Read full article (with chart)…
Slowly circling back to the story of the decline and fall of the American empire…
The Twilight Of Investment (June 20, 2012)
“It used to be called the Washington Consensus, though nobody’s using that term now for the “austerity measures” currently being imposed on the southern half of Europe. Basically, it amounts to the theory that the best therapy for a nation over its head in debt consists of massive cuts to government spending [...]
J. D. Heyes
July 10, 2012
(NaturalNews) In this season of Independence, it’s important – and sad – to note how far we’ve come from our nation’s founding, where brave, insightful men laid everything on the line just a couple of centuries ago in an all-or-nothing effort to birth the greatest, most successful, free country in the history of the earth.
Today, holding dear such values as freedom and liberty will get [...]
About half of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy are, unlike our Sun, part of a binary system in which two stars orbit each other. Most likely, the stars in these systems were formed close together and have been in orbit around each other from birth onwards. It was always thought that if binary stars form too close to each other, they would quickly merge into one single, bigger [...]
Only yesterday, NASA released an image of the ‘White Marble’ – an image from space showing our snow-and-ice-capped planet from above the North Pole.
Today, a new NASA release of pictures shows an alarming decrease in the amount of ice-locked water on the Arctic’s floating ice cap – revealing that the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at an extremely fast rate.
As the pictures below dramatically make clear, the [...]
Compensation for chief executives at American companies grew 15 percent in 2011 after a 28 percent rise in 2010, part of a larger trend that has seen CEO pay skyrocket over the last three decades. Workers, on the other hand, have been left behind.
Since 1978, CEO pay at American firms has risen 725 percent, more than 127 times faster than worker payover the same time period, according to new data from the Economic [...]
The U.S. Army is dedicating millions of research dollars into discovering building helmets to allow soldiers to telepathically communicate with one another on the battlefield.
The technology, which seems like something out of a science fiction novel, would use electrodes to pick up code words that soldiers were thinking.
Those codewords would then be transmitted back to a computer where the soldier’s position and message- telling, for instance, that it is safe [...]
From Jim Quinn at The Burning Platform:
I hear the term “de-leveraging” relentlessly from the mainstream media. The storyline that the American consumer has been denying themselves and paying down debt is completely, 100% false.
The proliferation of this Big Lie has been spread by Wall Street and their mouthpieces in the corporate media. The purpose is to convince the ignorant masses they have deprived themselves long enough and deserve to start [...]
Since 2005, the global production of oil has remained relatively flat, peaking in 2008 and declining since, even as demand for petroleum has continued to increase. The result has been wild fluctuations in the price of oil as small changes in demand set off large shocks in the system.
In today’s issue of Nature, two authors (the University of Washington’s James Murray and Oxford’s David King) argue that this sort of volatility [...]
There’s nothing more American than going from rags to riches. Or so the image goes.
The reality, according to a recent study, is far less rosy.
The ability to go from poor to rich — or at least to climb out of poverty — has become much harder to do in the last three decades, according to an analysis by Wells Fargo Securities. The percentage of low-income people who moved up the [...]
By Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Brace yourself, gold traders: October is right around the corner.
And it is the worst month of the calendar for gold.
To be sure, most gold traders already have their hands full dealing with September, which has been a sobering one for the yellow metal. Even after Tuesday’s 3.6% rally, bullion is down 10% for the month.
They probably can’t wait for [...]
The man who led the controversial Fast and Furious anti-gun-trafficking operation will step down as the interim head of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Justice Department announced Tuesday as it named a new acting director for the agency.
Kenneth Melson, the bureau’s acting director, on Wednesday will move to the Office of Legal Policy, where he will be a senior adviser on forensic science, [...]
Western Massachusetts’ poorest residents have less buying power now than they had in 1979, according to a study released Monday by the University of Massachusetts.
In 1979, the poorest 20 percent of Pioneer Valley residents earned $20,983 once figures are adjusted for inflation to represent 2009 dollars, according MassBenchmarks, a study of the state’s economy prepared by the University of Massachusetts’ Donahue Institute and the [...]
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — The stock market is poised today to do something it has not done in over 33 years: Decline for nine straight sessions.
Jimmy Carter, shown in 2010, was president the last time the Dow industrials suffered a nine-day skid.
The last time the Dow Jones Industrial Average [...]
ABC News’ Michael Falcone (@michaelpfalcone) reports:
As America bids farewell to the space shuttle era on Thursday, likely presidential candidate Rick Perry appears none too pleased with the Obama administration, accusing the president of “leaving American astronauts with no alternative but to hitchhike into space.”
In a sharply worded statement issued by the governor of Texas — the state is home to the Johnson Space Center — Perry [...]
(Reuters) – The naked sunbathers who once crowded Germany’s Baltic beaches and city parks are becoming an endangered species due to shifting demographics, the fall of the Berlin Wall, growing prosperity and widening girths.
Much to the chagrin of Free Body Culture (FKK) enthusiasts who have been stripping off their clothing on beaches and parks since the early 1900s, a cold wind has been blowing [...]
Where do you think the money came from that turned insolvent banks into the country’s wealth control centers?
A startling statistic buried within an outstanding New Republic article:
As a result of the crisis and various government rescue efforts, the largest six banks in our economy now have total assets in excess of 63 percent of GDP (based on the latest available data). This is a significant [...]
by Mike Krieger of KAM LP
Right now, thanks in large part to Federal Reserve policy, Uncle Sam can borrow at an average cost of just 2.5 percent. The average borrowing cost over the last three decades was 5.7 percent. Our debt is now $14 trillion and scheduled to grow to $25 trillion by the end of the decade. If interest rates normalize over that [...]
The Democrats and Republican
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