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  • Fed Vice Chairman Warns: Your Bank May Seize Your Money to Recapitalize Itself

    08/27/2014 8:27:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/27/14 | Mac Slavo
    At the height of the financial crisis in 2008 the U.S. government forced some of the countries largest banks to take “bailout” funds amounting to billions of dollars in order to keep them from going bankrupt. It was a move designed to not only keep too-big-to-fail financial institutions afloat, but one that would inspire confidence and keep American consumers spending. As a result, the last several years have seen stock markets reach record highs with Americans continuing to rack up personal debt for real estate, vehicles, education, and consumer goods as if the financial crisis never happened.
  • The Impending Catastrophe: “It’s Not Difficult To See This Coming”

    08/27/2014 8:25:28 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/27/14 | Karl Denninger
    It’s not difficult to see this coming, if you bother to look. There is no rule of law any more if you’re a government employee — or one of those protected by same. Let’s put together just a partial list:
  • LA:Baton Rouge Ban on Guns in Places that Serve Alcohol Unconstitutional

    08/27/2014 3:17:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has struck down the City of Baton Rouge's ban (pdf) on the possession of firearms or other weapons in places that sell alcohol, and their parking lots.   The lawsuit was filed under Section 1983.   The court granted default judgment to the plaintiff.   A  permanent injunction was ordered against enforcement of the ordinance, which was passed in 2012.   A hearing to determine the amount of damages will be held on October 23, 2014. The facts are clear and undisputed.  On October 13, 2012, at about 1:35 a.m., Earnest Taylor was...
  • The Nail In The Petrodollar Coffin: Gazprom Begins Accepting Payment For Oil In Ruble, Yuan

    08/27/2014 12:25:39 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08/27/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Several months ago, when Russia announced the much anticipated "Holy Grail" energy deal with China, some were disappointed that despite this symbolic agreement meant to break the petrodollar's stranglehold on the rest of the world, neither Russia nor China announced payment terms to be in anything but dollars. In doing so they admitted that while both nations are eager to move away from a US Dollar reserve currency, neither is yet able to provide an alternative. This changed in late June when first Gazprom's CFO announced the gas giant was ready to settle China contracts in Yuan or Rubles, and...
  • Cry for Argentina

    08/27/2014 10:09:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Liberal left socialist utopianism has destroyed Argentina's economy, and the country is now joining the ranks of leftist economies gasping for air, and slowly A year ago conservatives in Argentina claimed the South American country was headed in the same direction as Venezuela. Economic freedom was under assault because of the institution of a failed Bolivarian economic monster - Hugo Chavez’s “twenty-first century socialism” was destroying yet another South American victim. As with any nation that embraces socialism and abandons the free market, poverty increases, and things like toilet paper become a luxury. Liberal left progressive big government madness filled...
  • Jew-hatred coming to Lincoln Center

    08/27/2014 5:33:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-27-2014 | Carol Brown
    The Metropolitan Opera, despite vigorous opposition from many parts of the Jewish Community, is forging ahead with its plans to present the opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” during its Fall 2014 season. After a campaign of letter writing, demonstrations, and articles in the Jewish press, the Met has refused to remove the opera from its schedule, offering only to “compromise” by cancelling its worldwide HD simulcast programs, but not the production at the Metropolitan Opera House itself. This opera presents the takeover of the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985 by Palestinian terrorists, and their murder of 69 year old,...
  • MA: Man faces Charges for Self Defense With Inherited Gun

    08/26/2014 11:59:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The development is about 15 years old One of the major reasons for those who push for a disarmed population to desire the registration of all firearms is that it makes the ownership of the means to self defense contingent on government approval.  This is the philosophy that "everything that is not permitted is forbidden", rather than the standard English/American philosophy that "everything that is not forbidden is allowed".  It is an enormous difference in perspective.  In Revere, Massachusetts, a homeowner evicted from a party after getting in a fight.   He returned with his 50 year old step father.  ...
  • A nine-billion-dollar-a-year industry

    08/26/2014 8:57:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Patrick D Hahn
    Part 3: "TORN TO SHREDS"--The unheralded epidemic of disease and death wrought by anti-anxiety drugs Part 1: “I’ve lost everything” Part 2: A double whammy Part 3: A nine-billion-dollar-a-year industryAnxiety, fear, and terror are universal human experiences. It is only within the 150 years that they have come to be regarded as “diseases” that can and should be treated by the medical profession. Most anti-anxiety drugs, or anxiolytics, belong to a class of chemical compounds called benzodiazepines, a category which includes alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium), olanzapine (Zyprexa), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clonazepam (Klonopin, Clozaril, Leponex), and estazolam (Prosom). These drugs...
  • If it quacks like a duck ... it must be a turtle

    08/26/2014 8:55:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Robert Felix
    Maunder Minimum and Global Warming“Why We’re Definitely Not Headed for Another Ice Age.” When I saw that headline in Newsweek, I thought, do they know something that I don’t? But once I read the article, it left me wondering how in the world they came to that conclusion. It reminds me of the great retort by paleontologist Robert Bakker to those who did not agree with his belief that many kinds of dinosaurs were birds. “There are still a few of my colleagues who think if it walks like a duck, breathes like a duck and grows like a duck,...
  • More than half of Americans now depend on government subsidies

    08/26/2014 7:14:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    RT ^ | 08/22/2014
    Government dependency is on the rise, with more than half of all Americans relying on the government for survival. While the Obama administration is broadening eligibility, US citizens increasingly also say they prefer it this way. Americans’ self-reliability has been decreasing as eligibility for Medicaid, food stamps, earned income tax credit, work pay tax credit and unemployment benefits have broadened since 2009 to allow more US citizens to enjoy them. More than half of the US population – 165 million of 308 million Americans – is now dependent on the state in some form. Of these, 107 million Americans rely...
  • Big Bobcat Killed by Top Predator in Florida

    08/26/2014 6:02:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A Florida man demonstrated human' occupation of the top predator spot by shooting a big bobcat that had lost its fear of men.   The big cat was killing and eating a chicken a day for a month, and killed the last one just feet from the man  and his children. Florida Farm Where Bobcat Killed 30 Chickens From local10.com: "Saturday evening we were sitting in the hot tub and right there, you see the feather on the ground? The cat came out of nowhere, killed a chicken right in front of us, like 8 feet away. Just splattered blood...
  • How New Yorkers Prep for 'Doomsday': New Yorkers worry about natural disasters, terrorist threats

    08/25/2014 9:18:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Newser ^ | August 25, 2014 | Neal Colgrass
    New Yorkers are preparing for "doomsday" in a way that doesn't involve guns, bunkers, or earmarked pages in Revelations, LiveScience reports. Survivalists at one group, NYC Preppers, are planning to safely flee the city in case of a natural disaster or terrorist attack. "They simply don't have the space to build a bunker," says sociologist Anna Bounds, who is studying the survivalists. She says they devise escape routes (including by kayak), keep the car filled with gas, and figure out which home appliances are likely to work in different emergencies. They also take long walks to practice carrying a "bug-out"...
  • Real Cost of Capital: Euro 'Periphery' Dilemma

    08/25/2014 3:48:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne
    true economics blog ^ | 23 August 2014 | Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev
    Staying on the topic of debt (see earlier post: http://trueeconomics.blogspot.ie/2014/08/2382014-that-pesky-problem-of-real-debt.html) here is IMF research on real cost of corporate capital (linked to the cost of debt) in the Euro area 'periphery' (this is from an IMF July 2014 publication that accompanied its Article 4 paper on Euro Area). I highlighted with the red the range of recent capital costs range in each country to trace out historical comparatives. Two points: •Current real cost of capital across the euro area is relatively benign, compared to both 1990s - early 2000s period and shows low volatility in recent (crisis) years post 2009...
  • Egalitarianism Is Not What Leftist Politicians Make You Think

    08/25/2014 2:53:17 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    "Egalitarianism" sounds so good, progressive, enlightened and compassionate. And above all, of course, caring. But in reality the opposite of all those adjectives is closer to the truth of egalitarianism. For the only way to make all the individuals of a society equal is to reduce everyone to the lowest common denominator. Recently it was the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Three years later, in 1917, the Russian Revolution took place. This should remind us that in the past almost 100 years during which attempts at equalisation were repeatedly made, everybody - except...
  • Zimbabwe: Street Vending - the Only Option for Zimbabwe's Graduates

    08/25/2014 2:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    allAfrica ^ | August 24, 2014 | Clayton Masekesa
    Tarisai Mukahanana (26) says if she could, she would tell all those who are graduating these days that they have set themselves on a rough and tough road -- tougher than any university assignment. Perhaps like Mukahanana who graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Nursing Science in 2010 from a local university and many other graduates that are being churned out each year, today's university graduates already know that they are graduating into obvious unemployment. Considering the high levels of unemployment in Zimbabwe, Mukahanana believes the future of Zimbabwe's youth is hopelessly bleak. Mukahanana now survives on...
  • Capitalizing Off Tragedy: Michael Brown Merch Hits the Internet

    08/24/2014 5:59:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Blot Magazine ^ | August 20, 2014 | Matthew Keys
    The Internet is proving to be a lifeline for those seeking information about the ongoing investigation into the officer-involved fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in an otherwise quiet suburban Missouri town. Unfortunately, the Internet is also serving as a reminder that will always be those who seek to make a dollar off the chaos and misfortune of others. The online merchant “TshirtLegend” is selling a “Justice for Mike Brown” t-shirt alongside other shirts that read “Let’s Get Nashty” and “I Want to Believe” on the online marketplace Etsy. Some online merchants have begun selling T-shirts and other merchandise...
  • Ferguson Protesters: Rebuild Our Looted Businesses “Or There Will Be Hell to Pay” (Video)

    08/24/2014 2:49:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 196 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On August 10, 2014, outraged protesters looted and torched the local QuikTrip in Ferguson after 18 year-old Mike Brown was shot dead.Now local Ferguson residents are warning officials to rebuild the businesses, “Or, there’s gonna be hell to pay.”CBS interviewed three young men in Ferguson, Missouri this week. One protester Gunny warned officials: “To be honest, if they don’t come and restore these neighborhoods for these people, like when you gotta go travel miles to Walmart and to get gas and stuff like that, it should be right here. If they don’t restore this community for people who stay here...
  • CA: Jewelry Store Magnet for Gunplay

    08/24/2014 7:23:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A jewelry store in Little Saigon, Orange County California, has become a magnet  for robbers.   In 2012, there was an attempted robbery in which one of the robbers was shot.  In 2013, several shots were fired at a thief who fought with the store owner, and escaped with a $9,000 watch.   Yesterday, 21 August, 2014, another robbery attempt ended in gunfire as a store employee drove off two robbers who had smashed a display case.  From ocregister.com: Two men wearing ski-type masks and hooded sweatshirts entered the store, used a hammer to break glass on a display case and...
  • Office Depot to close 165 stores this year; settles lawsuit for $80 million

    08/24/2014 3:45:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 5, 2014 | Marcia Heroux Pounds
    Boca Raton-based Office Depot said Tuesday it would close 165 stores during 2014 — up from the 150 estimated earlier this year — but stuck with a total count of 400 store closures through 2016, the company said. The office-supply retailer, which merged with OfficeMax last year in a $1.2 billion transaction, said it has completed its analysis of which stores will be closed across the U.S. and Canada. Locally, the retailer has closed two OfficeMax stores, in Coral Springs and Deerfield Beach. The company also announced on a conference call following its second-quarter earnings announcement that it has settled...
  • Remington to layoff 105 by week's end (Due to NY SAFE Act, business conditions)

    08/24/2014 3:35:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Herkimer Telegram ^ | August 18, 2014 | Stephanie Sorrell-White
    ILION — Herkimer County officials vowed to help affected Remington Arms employees Monday afternoon as news spread the gun manufacturer will layoff more than 100 of its employees by the end of the week. Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Vincent Bono said he learned about the 105 layoffs through county Administrator James Wallace and then from Karin Zipko of Herkimer County Working Solutions. “We're gearing up our programs that are offered, including retraining and job searches,” said Bono, R-Schuyler, during a telephone interview Monday. “It's unclear whether some will be called back. That's unknown.” “It's unfortunate,” added Bono about the layoffs,...
  • Are Modern Catholic Academic Viewpoints on Labor a Help or a Hindrance?

    08/23/2014 10:24:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/23/14 | Jerry Todd
    I’ve always been a great fan of Pope St. Leo XIII’s whose moves to protect the working man during the Industrial Revolution resulted in the rise of labor unions. It saddens me to see how unionism has fallen under totalitarian rule with the leaders thriving on power rather than the welfare of the workers – or the survival of the companies that employ them. More than one union has committed economic suicide by demanding pay and benefits beyond what an industry can support. They forgot it wasn’t only solidarity, it was also subsidiarity – well-stated in Pope Benedict XVI’s “Caritas...
  • Repeated and Uncontrollable Failures (The unbearable sadness of climate activism)

    08/23/2014 4:28:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Tim Blair Blog ^ | 8-16-2014 | Tim Blair
    The unbearable sadness of climate activism: Nicole Thornton remembers the exact moment her curious case of depression became too real to ignore. It was five years ago and the environmental scientist – a trained biologist and ecologist – was writing a rather dry PhD on responsible household water use. Fair enough. That would make anyone depressed. Thornton had always been easily upset by apathy towards, and denial of, environmental issues. But now she began to notice an oddly powerful personal reaction to "the small stuff" – like people littering, or neighbours chopping down an old tree. So, she's a bossy...
  • First Entirely 3D Printed Estate is Coming to NY, Including a 2400 Sqft House, Pool & More

    08/23/2014 2:35:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | August 20, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, AY.com, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    Building site of the first ever 3D printed estate in Gardiner, New York. New York City architect/contractor Adam Kushner begins construction of the first ever 3D printed estate, which features a 3D printed swimming pool, 4-bedroom, 2400 square foot home, and more. The 3D printer which will be a modified version of Enrico DiniÂ’s D-shape printer, will, if all goes as planned, eventually be able to automatically place rebar within the 3D printed house, as it prints. We have covered a lot of news concerning the 3D printing of houses, over the course of the last year or so. Whether...
  • Ferguson, poverty and Democrats

    08/22/2014 5:23:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 22, 2014 | Craige McMillan
    Most of us understand that yelling “fire” in a crowded theater is not a valid exercise of free speech. Why, then, do we permit the irresponsible, agenda-driven media, the race-baiters and poverty pimps to do so? Black America has plenty of problems, and not all of them are of their own making. But a significant portion are. In theory, black families should be doing well. We’ve had how many generations of affirmative action? For some families this has worked well. But for a lot of them it hasn’t. Why? We can start with the phrase “black family.” In a lot...
  • VANITY: Anybody take the dive in getting a Nissan Leaf?

    08/22/2014 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 159 replies
    Me
    So the wife & I are thinking on taking the plunge. I commute about 75 miles a day round trip to work & back. Based on that, I pay over $410 in gas/month on a paid car that is just getting more expensive to maintain. Any other FReepers who are owners care to give your experiences? Is it worth it?
  • Terminal Velocity: Yellen Discusses Labor Slack, But Not Terminal (Money) Velocity

    08/22/2014 7:39:19 AM PDT · by MRourke85 · 23 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/22/2014 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke at 10am this morning. She failed to discuss these troubling numbers known as “Terminal Velocity.” velocity Why is money velocity dying? First, bank credit growth is back to 2002 levels despite the massive stimulus from The Federal Reserve. bcgrowrtg Second, real median household income and average wage earning growth are both LOWER than in 2007. fedwaages Third, real GDP growth is only at 2007 levels (not 2003-2006 levels). gdpfedbal Labor slack, defined as the unemployment rate being above the “natural” rate of unemployment, is still positive and has been since 2007. laborslack So there...
  • Mount Everest and Pollution

    08/22/2014 6:38:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/22/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Environmentalists have switched their assault on the world economy to a new frontier, previously unaffected by their agenda – peaks, Mount Everest to be more specific, located between China and Nepal in the Himalayas. The 29,029 feet mountain is in danger. What is the crisis? According to the National Geographic team, the mountain is “overcrowded with inexperienced climbers and polluted with waste.” The nature of the pollution includes human corpses, human excrement, garbage leaking from glaciers, abandoned equipment, and overcrowding. How crowded could it be? Mark Jenkins described at 26,000 feet the dangerous inconvenience of more than 100 climbers moving...
  • The experiment: how much tax do we really pay?

    08/22/2014 5:32:51 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 44 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 8/22/14 | Steve Berman
    My wife and I decided to do a bit of downsizing this summer.  We went through our budget, line by line, and set up new limits for what we spend.  I am blessed with a good job, and we are not really hurting to make ends meet.  But we noticed that our spending started to spiral up, up and away.  Really, we have better things to do with our hard earned money than throw it away on stuff that doesn’t matter. It took us several years to get from the financial Thelma and Louise I was when we were first...
  • The "Brad Pitt" Housing Recovery: Existing Home Sales Up 5% For Million Dollar Homes

    08/21/2014 1:56:39 PM PDT · by MRourke85 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/21/2014 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The “Brad Pitt” housing recovery is doing well, if you can afford a million dollar home like Brad Pitt. Or like many households in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Washington DC and other expensive housing markets. NAR Housing Market July Of course, mere mortals (known as America’s middle class) are not qualifying for a mortgage as they used to due to stagnant labor markets. rmincavh Especially when The Fed is helping only the million dollar housing market. It must be wonderful to be a part of the million dollar housing club, like Brad Pitt.
  • EPA Pesticide Bans Threaten You and the Economy

    08/21/2014 6:36:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/21/2014 | Alan Caruba
    When Rachel Carson’s book, “Silent Spring”, was published, filled with totally false claims about DDT, the Environmental Protection Agency looked it over and concluded she had used manipulated data. They concluded that DDT should not be banned, but its first administrator, William Ruckleshaus, overruled the agency and imposed a ban. Ruckleshaus was a lawyer, not a scientist. He was also politically connected enough to hold a variety of government positions. He got the nod for the EPA job from John Mitchell, Nixon’s Attorney General who later went to jail for his participation in the Watergate cover-up.
  • Perry Indictment: Why It Has Legs

    08/20/2014 4:48:57 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 62 replies
    Grassroots America, We The People ^ | 08/19/2014 | JoAnn Fleming
    We’re going to have to be the skunk at the party, the rain on the parade – again. Our mission necessitates – absolutely requires – that we raise issues certain politicians and some of their supporters don’t want raised. This will no doubt make some people angry, but we invite then to review the facts, which are a matter of public record. This is a time for clear-headed thinking – not lemming-like “over the cliff” emotion and reaction. While many have rushed to defend Governor Rick Perry on the surface matter of the indictment alone, we are compelled to talk...
  • Open Carry at North Texas Love's

    08/20/2014 12:03:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a previous article, I mentioned that I was doing a favor by moving a lady and her possessions across the country.   The trip became a bit more memorable near the end.   In the last hundred miles before the drop off point, I was informed that a prominent outlaw motorcycle gang  had found out that she had been in Arizona, and now knew that she was moving back to the Midwest.   I was told that she had been instrumental in putting one of the officers of the group in prison for a few years.   I was assured that...
  • States Of Depression: Employment Rates in Most States Still Lag 2007 Levels

    08/20/2014 11:48:22 AM PDT · by MRourke85 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/20.2014 | Anthony B. Sanders
    It is difficult to have a surge in homeownership for the 25-54 year old bracket when not a single state in the US has shown improvement in employment rates since 2007. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, employment rates for 25- to 54-year-olds were lower in 29 states in fiscal year 2014 than in 2007, before the Great Recession. Percentage-point Change in Employment Rate, CY 2007 to FY 2014 statesemp A state-by-state comparison of calendar year 2007 with fiscal 2014 shows: 1) No state reported employment rate gains for 25- to 54-year-olds. 2) 29 states had statistically significant decreases. 3)...
  • Ferguson protesters say Obama needs to take charge - needs to come to his community “ASAP.”

    08/20/2014 5:00:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Protestors clashing with police over the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager say President Obama needs to do more to solve the racially charged conflict. Obama has already dispatched Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate why Michael Brown died at the hands of a police officer who shot him six times. Obama also addressed the issue in careful language on Monday. This has not satisfied protesters who see the shooting as symptomatic of a broader culture of intimidation and civil rights violations by law enforcement. They want the president to make a personal visit to give...
  • WATCH: Washington Redskins take field with hands up in support of Michael Brown, Ferguson protesters

    08/19/2014 2:26:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 19, 2014 | Philip Caulfield
    The Redskins' defensive backs took the field against the Cleveland Browns with their hands raised — a nod to the 'Hands up, don't shoot' pose that has become a symbol of solidarity among protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Washington Redskins players showed support for slain Missouri teen Michael Brown on Monday night by running on to the field with their hands up during the team's introductions. Safety Brandon Meriweather led the team's defensive backs through a tunnel and onto FedEx Field with their hands raised, a nod to the "Hands up, don't shoot" pose that has become a rallying cry for...
  • Ferguson, Missouri, and Trayvon Prove America Is No Democracy For Blacks

    08/18/2014 4:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Miami New Times' Luke's Gospel blog ^ | August 18, 2014 | Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell
    The protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri are providing proof the U.S. government sanctions racial injustice in this country while denouncing it abroad. The federal government spends trillions of dollars so we can be the world's peacekeepers. We start wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the name of freedom. We help rebel groups oust dictators and oppressors like Muammar Gaddafi and the Taliban. We send drones and warplanes to bomb rebels from Islamic rebels in Iraq and Syria who are killing Christians. And we put sanctions on Iran for putting protesters in jail. Yet here in America, the federal government...
  • Tea Party Hatred of Obama Has Always Been About Race -- 'War on Whites' Philosophy Confirms This

    08/18/2014 1:50:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 5, 2014 | H. A. Goodman
    Most honest criticism of President Obama doesn't stem from racism or prejudice. When George Will claims, "As the president begins his second term, the signature achievement of his first term looks remarkably rickety," he's speaking from his own honest assessment of the ACA. Similarly, when Pat Buchanan asks, "Will Obamacare Be the Death of Liberalism?" he's voicing the genuine sentiment of millions of concerned citizens. However, conservative politics since President Obama's first term has blurred the lines between sincere analysis and surreptitious messages aimed at pandering to extremists. Whereas Republicans used to shy away from the mention of Willie Horton...
  • On Australia’s changing culture, US race relations and Israel Folau

    08/18/2014 3:46:25 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 2 replies
    AUSLibertyNews ^ | August 17, 2014 | Milton Johnson
    Welcome to the very first edition of AUSLibertyNews. This is the week's news presented from a Paleoconservative perspective. Hosted by the controversial and thought-provoking Milton Johnson; topics cover Australia's rapidly changing culture, deteriorating race-relations in the US and Israel Folou. Today we are joined by special guest Plato Sandilands (@PlatoSandilands) as he discusses his exciting new internet venture.
  • Who Lost the Cities? There is more wrong with Ferguson than the Brown case.

    08/17/2014 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | August15, 2014
    AUGUST 15, 2014 Who Lost the Cities? There is more wrong with Ferguson than the Brown case. By Kevin D. Williamson The Reverend Jesse Jackson is, to the surprise of all thinking people, right about something: “A spark has exploded,” he said, referring to the protests and violence in Ferguson, Mo. “When you look at what sparked riots in the Sixties, it has always been some combination of poverty, which was the fuel, and then some oppressive police tactic. It was the same in Newark, in Chicago, in Detroit, in Los Angeles. It’s symptomatic of a national crisis of urban...
  • Operation BlueStar --- Is this another Greenie Scheme?

    08/17/2014 6:49:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    http://dailytwocents.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | UberGeekgirl1
    Any one else heard of this....???**************************************************** Technology Latest posts by UberGeekgirl1 (see all) Safety in MMA - July 28, 2014R2-D2 USB Car Charger - July 27, 2014Minecraft Pocket Edition - July 26, 2014 Brown (governor of California) and Perry (governer of Texas) along with Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada are in a heated battle over a secret project known as “Operation Bluestar”. Alongside them are several members of Congress, international technology conglomerates across Asia, and several Silicon Valley heavyweights. All wanting to partner with Straubel on Operation Bluestar.Being called the new area 51, the stakes are high as the project will...
  • “I was in a coma for four days”

    08/17/2014 10:42:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/14 | Patrick D Hahn
    Part 1: “IT’S A NIGHTMARE” After the Avandia debacle, is history about to repeat itself? Amy Lynn Evans remembers the onset of the illness that left her with seven hundred thousand dollars in medical bills. The morning began like any other. “My son was getting ready for work, and he said to me ‘Mom, you don’t look too well.’ When I went to the emergency room, they found a blood clot on my lung.
  • Greens are the Enemies of Energy

    08/17/2014 10:36:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/14 | Alan Caruba
    America could literally become energy independent given its vast reserves of energy source Here in America and elsewhere around the world, Greens continue to war against any energy other than the “renewable” kind, wind and solar, that is more costly and next to useless. Only coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear keeps the modern and developing world functioning and growing. The most publicized aspect is Obama’s “War on Coal” and, thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has been successful; responsible for shutting down several hundred coal-fired plants by issuing costly regulations based on the utterly false claim that carbon...
  • The Economist explains: Why the price of commercial sex is falling

    08/17/2014 10:07:37 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 54 replies
    The Economist ^ | Aug. 11,2014 | J.D.
    THE ECONOMIST has analysed 190,000 profiles of female sex workers on websites where customers post reviews. The data cover 84 cities in 12 countries, with the biggest number of workers in America and most of the rest in big cities in rich countries. According to our analysis, the price of an hour of sex with a female prostitute has been dropping fairly steadily in recent years. In 2006 the average cost was around $340. By 2014 it had dropped to about $260.
  • Greens are the Enemies of Energy

    08/17/2014 8:02:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/17/2014 | Alan Caruba
    America could literally become energy independent given its vast reserves of energy sources. .....The new EPA standards are expected to be announced in December. We better hope that the November midterm elections put enough new candidates into Congress to reject those standards or the cost of living in America, the capacity to produce electricity, the construction and expansion of our manufacturing sector will all worsen.
  • WI: Employee Shoots, Kills Attempted Robber at Innovative Optique

    08/17/2014 6:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Innovative Optique is a high end eyewear store in a suburb north of Milwaukee.   From the reviews, it appears to cater to those who can afford high quality, customized glasses.    Last year, a thief stole a pair of $2,000 sunglasses.   Last Friday, an employee shot and killed a 22 year old during the  course of an attempted armed robbery.   From channel3000.com: Police said the gunfire occurred during an attempted robbery. They said 22-year-old Joshua Drake of Milwaukee tried to rob the store about noon, and an armed employee shot and killed him. The employee wasn't hurt. Wisconsin has an...
  • New Police Tactic in Ferguson: Betray Local Business Owners

    08/16/2014 11:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review's The Corner / CNN ^ | August 16, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    We’ve been told for days now that that the reason there was rioting in Ferguson is because protesters were “provoked” by militarized police. I agree with some of my colleagues that cops should look like cops (see Kevin’s excellent piece here), and it is deeply unsettling to see police atop armored vehicles training weapons on protesters. On the other hand, there is no justification to throw projectiles at police, no matter what kind of uniforms they are wearing or what kind of vehicles they have, nor is there any justification for destroying or stealing other people’s property. Now, we’ve had...
  • Rooster CCO Gavin McInnes Asked to Take Leave of Absence Following transphobic essay, boycott

    08/16/2014 5:24:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    AdWeek ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kristina Monllos
    Rooster chief creative officer Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes, chief creative officer of Rooster in New York, has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence following the publication of a transphobic essay. Published earlier this week on Thought Catalog, "Transphobia is Perfectly Natural" has at publication received 2,082 comments. It has also sparked a "Boycott Rooster" movement, with Tumblr and Twitter accounts asking followers to let Rooster clients—Vans, Red Bull, Fox Sports and others—know they will not support companies that work with McInnes. "Gavin's views are his own and do not represent those of the company or its members," said...
  • Video-Looting in Ferguson, Mo.: 'Y'all want to buy something?'

    08/16/2014 2:22:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 16, 2014 | Matt Pearce
    In Ferguson, Mo., early Saturday morning, Times reporter Matt Pearce reported live at the scene of looting and protests. The unrest came after a day of mainly peaceful protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer a week ago. That calm came after days of tense confrontations between protesters and the police. Trouble began again early Saturday after a crowd gathered in the area near a mini-mart that authorities allege Brown had robbed shortly before he was killed. Protests in the area soon deteriorated into looting. [Note: The first tweet below...
  • The case for free tampons

    08/16/2014 1:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 11, 2014 | Jessica Valenti
    The cost of a product that half the world’s population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply too much.When I got my first period, I was in the most embarrassing place my then-11-year-old self could have imagined: my grandparents’ house. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I just put on extra pairs of underwear and threw them away one-by-one, scrunched at the bottom of the bathroom trash bin, as I bled through them. Finally, with nary a pair of panties in sight, I was forced to tell my mother. I have never been...
  • Confessions Of A Russian Mail Order Bride

    08/14/2014 11:50:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Caveman Circus ^ | July 18, 2014
    What did you do before you joined the mail order service? I just graduated from college. Why get into it? I was young and didn’t have clear intentions, just curiosity What was the appeal to the US? Russians have a romanticized vision of US – that is free, cool, and a land of opportunity. What were your perceptions of the US before you came? Has your experience been anything like what you were expected since your divorce? Perceptions before I came were shaped by Hollywood – so white picket fence and two story house with two kids and a dog....