May 8th, 2013
You may be reading this article in the privacy of your own home, but somewhere in a National Security Agency control center your every move is being tracked. What time you logged on this morning, the web site you visited, how long you stayed and even what you said in the comments section – all of it – has been cataloged and possibly even flagged for suspicious activity.
Several years [...]
Big Brother is watching everything that you do on the Internet and listening to everything that you say on your phone. Every single day in America, the U.S. government intercepts and stores nearly 2 billion emails, phone calls and other forms of electronic communication. Former NSA employees have come forward and have described exactly what is taking place, and this surveillance activity has been reported on by prominent news organizations [...]
War is a horrible thing. Just ask anyone that has ever been in the middle of it. And in this day and age governments around the world possess weapons of such incalculable power that war should be unthinkable. In future wars, we could literally see millions of people killed on a single day. Nobody should want that or look forward to that. Unfortunately, the next major regional war in [...]
May 5, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama said that students at a high school just five miles from her family’s Chicago home told her that “every day they wake up and wonder whether they’re going to make it out of school alive.”
In an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning” that will air this weekend, the first lady said that when she met students after delivering a speech last month on [...]
The next Great Depression is already happening – it just hasn’t reached the United States yet. Things in Europe just continue to get worse and worse, and yet most people in the United States still don’t get it. All the time I have people ask me when the “economic collapse” is going to happen. Well, for ages I have been warning that the next major wave of the ongoing [...]
We had a fairly decent monthly employment print this Friday which followed some decent ISM numbers. Based on these survey’s, an argument can be made that the FED has averted (at least prolonged) a near certain recession. Not everybody is convinced, I know I’m not. Aushtan from ECRI is sticking to his call (see “What I’m watching section”) too. I guess the FED doesn’t think so either; otherwise rates wouldn’t [...]
Venezuelans have just been experimenting one of the risks associated with paper money.
Actually, they just lost 46% of their purchasing power in a single day, following the Venezuelan government’s decision to devaluate the bolivar by 46%, from 4,30 to 6,30 bolivars (to the dollar).
The currency war to the bottom is raging on the international scene but, contrary to other countries (Europe, USA, Japan) using obscure language, like ‘quantitative easing’ and [...]
The number of Americans receiving money directly from the federal government has grown from 94 million in the year 2000 to over 128 million today. A shocking new research paper by Patrick Tyrrell and William W. Beach contains that statistic and a whole bunch of other very revealing numbers. According to their research, the federal government hands out money to 41.3 percent of the entire population of the United States each month. [...]
Mass murderer Adam Lanza is yet another example of how society is collapsing right in front of our eyes. When I was young, I never imagined that someone would come into my school and try to kill me. But now any school that does not have armed security is being incredibly foolish. The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday was the second worst school [...]
by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone:
If you’ve ever been arrested on a drug charge, if you’ve ever spent even a day in jail for having a stem of marijuana in your pocket or “drug paraphernalia” in your gym bag, Assistant Attorney General and longtime Bill Clinton pal Lanny Breuer has a message for you: Bite me.
Breuer this week signed off on a settlement deal with the British banking giant HSBC that is the ultimate [...]
It’s no joke, guys!
Look at the USGS list:
Do you see what I’m seeing?
Yeah… Quakes with magnitude of 6.0 or above, EVERY DAY!
THIS IS NOT NORMAL!
Quakes with magnitude of 6.0 or above usually only happen 7 or 8 times PER MONTH! I said PER MONTH!
But starting on the November 11th, a date that can be interpreted as the mysterious 11:11 that so many people was seeing everywhere, we already had 8 quakes like that in just [...]
Stuff costs too much. Seriously. Every time I go to the grocery store these days, I am absolutely horrified by the prices. I try not to buy anything that is not on sale, but the problem is that I am discovering that the new sale prices are the old regular prices. So now paying what used to be “full price” is supposedly a “good deal”. The other way that [...]
It’s a display of fire power, defense and attack capabilities. This exercise, one of the biggest single-day drills in Alborz Province, is a chance for the Basij volunteer forces to show what’s in their arsenal. Speaking before the drill, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Iran’s armed forces are fully ready to deter the enemy’s provocations.
Speaking to Press TV, the commander of Basij [...]
Excerpt from Casey Research
A trillion seconds was… just short of 32,000 years ago!
That’s back in the day when man wasn’t even known as MAN… we were homo sapiens, Neanderthals, to be exact!
The second from the right… Homo neanderthalensis.
I don’t know about you, but that certainly helps put it into perspective for me.
32,000 years ago, a trillion seconds, was a very, very long time ago.
And, if you earned a million dollars every single day of your [...]
Wednesday was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and Americans flocked to the fast food restaurant in response to criticism of COO Dan Cathy’s opposition to same-sex marriage (as well as threats from the mayors of some major cities). The photos of long lines and traffic jams reveal the extent of the restaurant’s support–for some it’s about traditional values and for others it’s about freedom of religious exercise and speech in the face of government intimidation. There are [...]
Every single day more Americans fall into poverty. This should deeply alarm you no matter what political party you belong to and no matter what your personal economic philosophy is. Right now, approximately 100 million Americans are either “poor” or “near poor”. For a lot of people “poverty” can be a nebulous concept, so let’s define it. The poverty level as defined by the federal government in 2010 was [...]
What in the world has happened to the children of America? All over the United States kids are acting like half-crazed monsters, but most people seem to think that this is “normal”. American kids today are selfish, self-centered, sadistic, cruel, disrespectful, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, boastful, unforgiving, incredibly brutal and they possess very little self-control whatsoever. They feel entitled to everything, but they don’t want to work for any of [...]
“In 2008, I tried to only making promises that I could keep or work on keeping,” President Obama said at a campaign event in Jacksonville today. “And I told you that I was not a perfect man and I wouldn’t be a perfect president but I also told you that I would always tell you what I thought, I’d always tell you where I stood and most of all I [...]
Just because there is already an overflow of confidence in the financial system, here comes the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations with a 340 page report detailing how HSBC “exposed the U.S. financial system to a wide array of money laundering, drug trafficking, and terrorist financing risks due to poor anti-money laundering (AML) controls.” Of course, since HSBC is one of the world’s largest banks, what it did was not [...]
A near-record single-day plunge in rates for Switzerland’s 2Y interest rate has driven it to a spectacular -43.1bps this morning. The German 2Y also has cracked to record low interest rates at -5.2bps. With Gold big over $1585 also, it seems the safety trade – or escape from risk as JPM exposes the reality of the world in which we live – is dramatically on.
#1 It took more than 200 years for the U.S. national debt to reach 1 trillion dollars. In 1986, the U.S. national debt reached 2 trillion dollars. In 1992, the U.S. national debt reached 4 trillion dollars. In 2005, the U.S. national debt doubled again and reached 8 trillion dollars. Now the U.S. national debt is about to cross the 16 trillion dollar mark. How long can this kind of [...]
ABC OTUS News
June 30, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama Thursday offered a rare public reflection on her religious faith, telling a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church that the life of Jesus Christ is a model for democratic organizing.
“It’s kind of like church,” Obama said. “Our faith journey isn’t just about showing up on Sunday for a good sermon and good music and a good meal. It’s about what [...]
When most people think of “Big Brother”, they think of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the Department of Homeland Security and other shadowy government agencies. Yes, they are definitely watching you, but so are many big corporations. In fact, there are some companies that are making tens of millions of dollars by gathering every shred of information about all of us that they can and selling it for [...]
Many people hype “the coming economic collapse” as if it is some kind of big summer Hollywood blockbuster. Many people out there write about it as if it is something that will happen in a single day or over a few weeks and that it will suddenly change how the entire world functions. But that is not how the financial world works. The financial world is like a game [...]
By Alastair Jamieson, msnbc.com
Political leaders in Athens were due to discuss an emergency government Wednesday to deal with a possible run on banks as it emerged Greeks withdrew almost $900 million in a single day, fearing their country could crash out of the euro currency by the end of the week.
An interim government would take the country through to new elections on June 17, triggered by the collapse on Tuesday of [...]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Law enforcement and homeland security personnel face an average of 55 daily encounters with “known or suspected terrorists” named on government watchlists, officials told Reuters.
The figure – which equals more than 20,000 contacts per year – underscores the growing sweep of the watchlists, which have expanded significantly since a failed Christmas Day 2009 bombing attempt of a U.S. airliner. But officials note that very few of those [...]
President’s war address thanked US troops and outlined plans to end combat operations.
‘I will not keep Americans in harm’s way a single day longer than is absolutely required for our national security,’ said President Obama.
‘But we must finish the job we started in Afghanistan, and end this war responsibly,’ said Mr Obama.
Approximately 23,000 of the 88,000 US troops stationed in the country are expected to leave Afghanistan by the summer
‘It is [...]
Shin Dong-huyk is 29 years old. He loves Mexican food and going to baseball games. But any similarities between Shin and other young men ends there. Shin Dong-huyk is the only person known to have escaped from a North Korean prison camp. He was born into a life of enslavement and torture inside Camp 14, where he was starved, beaten and forced to watch the executions of his mother and [...]