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  • Global Strategist: Judgment Day Is Coming: “This Will Be The Most Important Event Of Our Lives”

    11/17/2014 10:44:21 AM PST · by blam · 71 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-17-2014 | Mac Slavo
    Mac Slavo November 16th, 2014 There are few events that could lead to a truly cataclysmic upheaval of the global order. Right now, half a world away and out of the view of most Americans, exactly such developments have been set into motion. These events are so significant that they promise to shape the geopolitical landscape for decades to come. And, should the trend continue unabated it is only a matter of time before the American way of life as we have come to know it is no more. So says Casey Research Chief Global Strategist Marin Katusa in his...
  • Did Americans get what they want? (apocalyptic barf alert)

    11/08/2014 2:08:09 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2014 | CNN
    If you were observing American elections from the outside, you might be asking yourself the following: Can't these people make up their minds? Four out of the last five elections (2006, 2008, 2010 and now 2014) were "wave" elections in which one party won a sweeping victory. They elect a president of one party, then two years later almost inevitably give the other party a huge victory in the midterm election. Why do they expect things to change? Good question. It's always dangerous to speak of a country of 319 million as having a singular will, or of an election...
  • Why Europe is doomed, in 3 paragraphs

    10/27/2014 6:52:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | By Matt O'Brien
    This, from Reuters, tells you everything you need to know about Europe's continued descent into depression: According to German officials, Merkel felt betrayed by Draghi's speech at a central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in August in which he pressed Berlin for looser fiscal policy to stimulate the economy. Her entourage is also deeply skeptical about Draghi's plan to buy up asset-backed securities (ABS) and covered bonds in the hope of encouraging commercial banks to lend. Most of all, politicians in Berlin worry that if this scheme doesn't work, the ECB president will be tempted to launch full-blown government...
  • Lower oil prices are unambiguously good

    10/17/2014 9:03:36 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 41 replies
    Human Events.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    Steep stock market corrections often create shrouds of pessimism that do bad things to people’s brainpower. And one of the absolutely stupidest things I have heard in recent weeks is that the recent drop in oil prices is bad. You heard me right. Serious people on financial television are saying lower oil prices are a signal of worldwide economic collapse. Here at home that translates to recession, deflation, a profits collapse and rising unemployment. I’ve been around for a while, and I’ve seldom heard such gibberish. The latest stock market scare stems from a bunch of fears — such as...
  • A Cash-Strapped Corps Once Tried Training Marines With ‘Doom’

    08/04/2014 12:16:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 3, 2014 | Matthew Gault
    In the mid ‘90s the Marine Corps decided Doom II might make for an excellent training supplement. It did so for two reasons—a forward-thinking commandant and a budgetary shortfall. The Marines have always had to make due with little financial support compared to the other military branches. The USMC budget often lands somewhere around four percent of the Defense Department total. In 2010, that budget was about $40 billion. Back in the ’90s, it hovered around $10 billion. The Corps also needs to train all its troops with limited cash. Regardless of their specialization, every Marine is a trained rifleman.
  • Most Of The Earth's Species Are About To Be Destroyed In A Giant Mass Extinction

    07/25/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/25/14 | Lauren F Friedman - businessinsider.com
    Approximately 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs went extinct, 75% of the planet's many species went with them. It was the world's fifth, and most recent, mass extinction event. Now, according to a July 25 review in the journal Science, the Earth seems to be at the cusp of a sixth mass extinction. Only this time, an asteroid is not to blame. We are. "Human impacts on animal biodiversity are an under-recognized form of global environmental change," the team of ecologists and biologists warn in Science. "Among terrestrial vertebrates, 322 species have become extinct since 1500, and populations of...
  • Global warming's bad, but farming can adapt, Cargill exec says

    06/26/2014 6:21:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-24-14 | Tom Webb
    Climate change may shrink the ice caps and devastate the coasts, but here in the farmlands of Minnesota and the Dakotas, a milder climate may bring some benefits, a new report suggests. That was one twist in a report issued Tuesday by a group of top corporate and political officials, including Greg Page, executive chairman of Wayzata-based agribusiness giant Cargill. While the group's other notables warned Tuesday about possible devastation ahead, Page delivered a conflicted -- even hopeful -- view of how food production would adjust to a changing climate. For instance, a warming climate is expected to shift the...
  • Yellowstone Volcano Eruption in 2014? Are Animals Fleeing Park As ‘An Alert’?

    04/01/2014 7:35:35 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 73 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 4-1-14 | Z. Stieber
    A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano. Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed to set off a reaction from the animals, who are moving for a reason. “Whether I believe this, or whether I don’t believe the story or not, I don’t know. I can...
  • The People vs Winter

    01/23/2014 6:54:34 AM PST · by navysealdad · 2 replies
    Ice-induced pavement pile-up's, out of control vehicles, winter fail wipe outs and the usual death defiers.
  • Pig Virus May Send Bacon Prices Soaring

    01/13/2014 9:22:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    Newser ^ | 1-11-14 | John Johnson
    (Newser) – Bacon lovers, be warned. A fast-spreading pig virus could send pork prices to record highs in the US, reports the Wall Street Journal. The PED virus, short for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, has hit farms in 22 states so far. It's lethal only to young pigs, not humans, but the Journal says the number of pigs being lost per week is likely to push pork prices beyond the record of $3.81 a pound. A post at Agri-Pulse predicts that the worst spikes will come in the summer.
  • Canada to phase out home mail delivery to cut big losses

    12/17/2013 12:41:41 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    Rooters ^ | 12-11-13 | David Ljunggren
    Dec 11 (Reuters) - Canada's postal service will phase out urban home delivery within five years and hike the cost of postage stamps to try to stem soaring losses, the post office said on Wednesday. Canada Post, like the U.S. Postal Service, is suffering as customers switch to digital communications. In August it said it was on track to run short of cash by the middle of 2014 unless major changes were made. The government-owned corporation - which has a mandate to be self-financing - last month reported a third-quarter loss of C$109 million ($103 million) before tax and said...
  • Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out U.S.

    12/13/2013 6:45:20 AM PST · by rktman · 87 replies
    NYPost ^ | 12/13/2013 | James Seidel
    It’s the awe-inspiring pride of the United States – and it harbors a deadly power that could kill us all. Yellowstone National Park is pristine wilderness, full of scenic landscape and iconic hot-pools and geysers that attract tens of thousands of visitors every year. But it’s what lies beneath that has scientists scurrying. We’ve long known that Yellowstone is merely the skin on top of a supervolcano – a giant pool of magma sitting just under the Earth’s surface. Exactly how giant has been the subject of much speculation.
  • Study: US spewing 50% more methane than EPA says

    11/25/2013 2:51:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/25/13 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says. Much of it is coming from just three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. That means methane may be a bigger global warming issue than thought, scientists say. Methane is 21 times more potent at trapping heat than carbon dioxide, the most abundant global warming gas, although it doesn't stay in the air as long. Much of that extra methane, also called natural gas, seems to be coming from livestock, including manure,...
  • There Is Only ONE Peaceful Path Left To Avoid Destruction

    10/25/2013 8:02:43 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 58 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 2013-10-25 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, if you have read me recently you know that I've said that you are the problem and that the reason this is true is that you won't go on strike, you won't picket DC and refuse to leave until the government stops stealing from you and debasing the currency, you won't reduce your spending and income to only that which provides necessities, and most of you go on to justify your behavior with "my kids (and/or family) deserve what I can provide." You're fools and I'm going to prove it. Further, I'm going to prove -- by arithmetic --...
  • Butter is bad – a myth we've been fed by the 'healthy eating' industry

    10/23/2013 7:58:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 69 replies
    the guardian via pioneer press ^ | 10-23-13 | Joanna Blythman
    Government and health charities have been doling out duff healthy eating advice for decades, but when are they going to admit it? That's the question raised by the remarks of cardiologist Aseem Malhotra, who writing in the BMJ has challenged the orthodoxy that the consumption of foods containing saturated fat, such as butter and red meat, causes heart disease. Malhotra is brave and principled to speak out, yet he is far from a lone voice. In 2010, a major review of scientific studies on fat, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, concluded that contrary to what we have...
  • Non-Participation As An Effective Weapon Against Tyranny

    10/17/2013 12:34:17 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-16-13 | Brandon Smith
    Legitimate revolution takes time, patience and fortitude. Unfortunately, this is a strategic concept that is lost on many Americans today who suffer from a now common ailment of attention deficit disorder and an obsession with immediate gratification. Even some who have their hearts in the right place and who work to defend and resurrect our nation’s founding ideals seem to believe that any action to defeat corrupt oligarchy must be effective immediately, otherwise, it’s not worth the attempt. History, of course, teaches us the opposite. The American rebellion against the British monarchy was not an abrupt or immediate affair. Anger...
  • By 2047, Coldest Years May Be Warmer Than Hottest in Past, Scientists Say

    10/10/2013 1:49:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9,2013 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    The research comes with caveats. It is based on climate models, huge computer programs that attempt to reproduce the physics of the climate system and forecast the future response to greenhouse gases. Though they are the best tools available, these models contain acknowledged problems, and no one is sure how accurate they will prove to be at peering many decades ahead. The models show that unprecedented temperatures could be delayed by 20 to 25 years if there is a vigorous global effort to bring emissions under control. While that may not sound like many years, the scientists said the emissions...
  • Residents warned of mercury exposure after fluorescent light bulbs dumped at Dallas playground

    10/05/2013 8:04:02 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    DALLAS -- The parks and recreation department is warning residents near a south Dallas playground to be on the lookout for symptoms of mercury exposure after light bulbs were illegally dumped at the playground and a vacant lot across the street. Nearly 1,000 electrical and fluorescent light bulbs were found Thursday at the Peary Play Lot in the 2800 block of Peary Ave. near Malcolm X Boulevard.
  • Shutdown Preparations Prove Most Government Is Waste

    10/01/2013 5:37:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/01/2013
    <p>Big Government: When the government shuts down, the president will do without three-fourths of his White House staff — 1,265 taxpayer-salaried federal workers. That's a fraction of the government's total waste.</p> <p>House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who didn't show up to vote on the budget last week, recently claimed, "the cupboard is bare. There's no more cuts to make" in a government that spends almost $4 trillion each year. But it's funny how when the massive state apparatus is starved of its cash flow, lots of things magically appear in that bare cupboard.</p>
  • 10 Ways a Government Shutdown Might Affect You – Even if You're Not a Federal Worker

    09/28/2013 9:51:20 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 65 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | Sep 27, 2013 | Associated Press / NBC 10 Philadelphia
    Trash pickup, national parks, building inspections (and parking tickets) may be put on hold More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down -- but even if you're not one of those facing a furlough, your daily life could be affected in ways you might not expect. Details about shutdown plans for each agency were expected to be posted on the OMB and individual agency websites by Friday afternoon, according to union officials. Formal furlough notices would be sent on Tuesday, the beginning of the new fiscal year. Services considered critical...
  • Michael Barone: The Great Global-Warming Disappointment; Report undercuts alarmists’ predictions.

    09/27/2013 7:47:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/27/2013 | Michael barone
    Events have failed to fulfill the prophecy. Preachers have suddenly been struck dumb by uncertainty. Believers are understandably nervous and some, under their breath, are abandoning the dogma. These sentences could have been written at the end of the day on October 22, 1844, about the Millerites, a religious sect started in upstate New York. Preachers had told their followers that Jesus would return to earth that day. He failed to show. But the subject here is not Millerism, but another kind of religious faith: the faith of the global-warming alarmists. And while it’s not likely to have the impact...
  • You’ve Been Warned: Why You Need to Be Ready for Total Grid Failure

    09/23/2013 4:47:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 103 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 9/23/13 | Daisy Luther
    If you haven’t been in a bubble cut off from all forms of media lately, it would be impossible to have missed all of the warnings being issued about the impending loss of our electrical grid. This isn’t just coming from so-called “gloom and doom” sites or from alternative media. Major mainstream media sources such as ABC News, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and CBS News have all issued the alerts. Unfortunately, the hordes seem to be brushing these warnings off as something that cannot happen, because the reality is too unpleasant to even contemplate. Many seem to...
  • Defund ObamaCare? Not Happening

    09/14/2013 8:19:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/14/2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    While Americans demand vociferously the defunding of ObamaCare in hopes of getting rid of the most destructive and freedom-robbing piece of legislation passed in modern times, Congressmen pretend to make valiant efforts to do so via various proposals that only low information and extremely naïve voters can believe to be true. Their efforts are akin to a handful of people standing on the tracks of an oncoming speeding train, waving their hands in hopes that the engineer will see them in time and be able to stop thousands of tons of momentum at the last minute. Even Heritage President, Jim...
  • Blockbusters struggle to sustain fanbase amid 'summer of doom'(Hollyweird)

    07/26/2013 7:02:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7-26-13 | Xan Brooks
    At last week's Comic-Con event in San Diego, the film director Zack Snyder bounded on stage to announce a bold new merger. His next Warner Bros blockbuster would pit Batman against Superman, two costumed superheroes in one movie. "Let's face it," said Snyder, "this is beyond mythological." The fanbase was galvanised. Hyperbole hit the roof. But in Hollywood, alarm bells were ringing. Industry insiders are referring to this season as "the summer of doom" – an overcrowded huddle of big-budget spectaculars, without the audience to sustain them. US box office takings are down 19% on the same period last year,...
  • UN says 1st decade shows accelerated warming trend (major doomage!)

    07/03/2013 5:50:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-3-13 | AP(Administration Propaganda)
    GENEVA—U.N. climate experts say the first decade of the new millennium was an unprecedented era of climate extremes, with more countries than ever before seeing their temperature records broken. The World Meteorological Organization's analysis Wednesday says average land and ocean surface temperatures during 2001-2010 rose from the previous decade and were up almost a half-degree Celsius from the 1961-1990 global average. The U.N. agency cites heatwaves in Europe and Russia, droughts in the Amazon Basin, Australia and East Africa, and huge storms like Tropical Cyclone Nargis and Hurricane Katrina.
  • Sequester Hits, Disasters Loom

    03/02/2013 10:09:07 AM PST · by John Semmens · 25 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 March 2013 | John Semmens
    “Fiscal bloodbath” is how one federal official speaking off-the-record described the early impacts of the much dreaded budget sequester. “We’re looking at the cancellation of many mission-critical government activities. There’s no way of knowing whether the country will ever be able to recover.” Anticipation of the cutbacks in spending inspired the Department of Homeland Security to release illegal aliens slated for deportation into the communities near where they were incarcerated. Secretary Janet Napolitano denied any responsibility for the early release and attributed it to a “misunderstanding by a low-level employee.” “I don’t really know why we were holding these people...
  • Budget Cuts Could Force Army and Marines to Cut 200,000 Troops

    02/27/2013 4:13:38 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 27 Feb 13 | John McCormack
    Many conservatives and Republicans are greeting the looming sequestration spending cuts with a collective yawn. "The much-ballyhooed 'sequester' is a cut of $85 billion in a nearly $4 trillion federal budget. Good, let’s do it," writes one contributor to National Review Online's symposium on sequestration. It's true that sequestration is a tiny cut to total federal spending. But it is also true that sequestration is a major cut to defense spending. According to the House Armed Services Committee, the 2011 Budget Control Act (the law that imposed both spending caps and sequestration) will force the Marine Corps to shrink by...
  • Study: Earthworms May Contribute to Global Warming [Invasion of the Worms]

    02/06/2013 7:26:28 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 36 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 02/06/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    As environmentalists and politicians fret about man-made Global Warming, they may be ignoring another culprit: earthworms. According to a new study by an international team of researchers, earthworms could be contributing to global warming. The study looked at results from 237 separate experiments from published stories to explore earthworms’ role in affecting global warming. “Our results suggest that although earthworms are largely beneficial to soil fertility, they increase net soil greenhouse-gas emissions,” according to the study’s abstract. Worms affect how much carbon dioxide is produced in the soil and how much escapes into the atmosphere...
  • Americans blame Republicans more than Democrats for "fiscal cliff": Reuters/Ipsos poll

    12/27/2012 1:16:46 PM PST · by John W · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 27, 2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Americans blame Republicans in Congress more than congressional Democrats or President Barack Obama for the current "fiscal cliff" crisis, as the deadline approaches for action to avert big tax increases and spending cuts, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday. When asked who they believed to be more responsible for the "fiscal cliff" situation, 27 percent blamed Republicans in Congress, 16 percent blamed Obama and 6 percent pointed to Democrats in Congress. The largest percentage - 31 percent - blamed "all of the above."
  • 12/12/12 is here!!

    12/11/2012 10:05:04 PM PST · by Fledermaus · 30 replies
    12/12/12 | Fledermaus
    I feel like that geekie lower level military guy at one of the three bases about to get nuked by Joshua still playing the game... "Yeah, we're still here"!
  • Faber: Market To Drop 20% Now, 50% Later, Complete Global Societal Collapse In 5 Years

    11/13/2012 5:27:08 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-13
    Dr Doom Video Link At Link.
  • Anybody else have the feeling we've been "played?-and other thoughts musings (Vanity) Very long one.

    11/07/2012 5:44:53 AM PST · by Pajamajan · 29 replies
    Me | Me
    Why do I have a vague sense that I've been "played" once again?- As was the case in 2008-when McCain "didn't quite" make it to the winners circle. Romney was much better than McCain at campaigning-but to be honest- the whole time- it just always felt like "something was missing" from their (Romney/Ryan) efortts- Like they were holding back for some reason.Add to this the bizzare coverage of Fox news (calling state after state for O before even 1% of the vote was recorded exc..), and it looked like "the fix was in".The question is: Why?Maybe to collapse our dollar...
  • 10 dire consequences of Obama's re-election victory

    11/07/2012 12:03:00 AM PST · by waus · 16 replies
    Natural News ^ | 11-7-12 | Mike Adams
    What does an Obama re-election mean for the next four years in America? Now that he's in his second and last term, of course, Obama no longer needs to restrain his actions according to popularity. He can simply unleash any desirable executive order and rule by decree, bypassing Congress as he has frequently promised to do.
  • DAILY DOOM ANTIDOTE: Ten Things to Know About Denver Debate Last Night

    10/04/2012 7:32:26 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 59 replies
    HIllbuzz ^ | 10/4/2012 | Kevin Dujan
    10. Obama was injected with amphetamines or something before the debate and they wore off about 20 minutes in. Here in Chicago, word on the street for the last month has been that Valerie Jarrett was specifically tasked with getting Obama off coke and other drugs before the debates so that he would not embarrass himself on stage for an hour and a half. So, word is that Obama’s been detoxing since at least September. This explains how haggard he’s looked and how prickly he’s acted for a while now…it’s what addicts look and act like when they’re cut off...
  • Global bacon shortage "unavoidable," group says

    09/25/2012 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | Alex Sundby
    (CBS News) BLTs next year might have to forego the B, according to a British trade group. Britain's National Pig Association, "the voice of the British pig industry," warned recently that a global shortage of bacon and pork "is now unavoidable" because of shrinking herds. The trade group reported Thursday that annual pig production for Europe's main pig producers fell across the board between 2011 and 2012, a trend that "is being mirrored around the world." The group tied the decline to increased feed costs, an effect of poor harvests for corn and soybeans. Even though the pig association issued...
  • U.S. On The Highway To Hell

    08/28/2012 3:04:26 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    TMO ^ | 8-28-2012 | Chris Kitze
    U.S. On The Highway To Hell Politics / US Politics Aug 28, 2012 - 02:19 AM By: Chris Kitze (Monty Perlerin / EconomicNoise.com)The Role of The Government in The Economic Crisis At this point, everything the government is doing – and not just the US government but governments everywhere − is not only the wrong thing but exactly the opposite of the right thing. They’re passing more laws, raising taxes, creating more currency and incurring more debt. They should be doing the opposite. We’re currently still in the eye of the storm. Their actions guarantee that when we go back...
  • Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago's gun law

    06/19/2012 1:40:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 6/19/12 | Liam Ford
    A federal judge has thrown out part of Chicago's gun law, ruling that a section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional
  • Greece Election Results- LIVE THREAD (polls Close at 11AM EDT)

    06/17/2012 8:05:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 142 replies
    Various | 6-17-12 | TCRLAF
    Here we go again, Groundhog Day. And likely with almost the same result as last time likely. Interesting quote: Condemning the outside interference in the election, Greek blogger Nick Malkoutzis, who is also deputy editor of deputy editor of Kathimerini English Edition, writes that "Europe that has become scared of democracy". UK Guardian is Live-Bogging, with updates every minute: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/greek-election-blog-2012/2012/jun/17/greek-elections-greece-polls-live?newsfeed=true
  • Due To The Extreme Volatility Some Market Analysts Foresee...(Currency Trading Halt Sunday!)

    06/13/2012 11:15:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 6-13-12 | Tyler Durden
    Helmet time. From Oanda Due to the extreme volatility some market analysts foresee could result in the coming days, OANDA fxTrade will not accept any trading activity from 6:00 AM EST until approximately 3:00 PM EST, on Sunday, June 17, 2012. OANDA believes the convergence of a major market event during off-market hours represents a potential trading risk and has taken this rare step to protect traders from excessive rate fluctuations. Please note that during this halt in trading, you can still access your account details but no trading activity will be accepted. For this reason, OANDA strongly recommends that...
  • In Praise of Polarization

    06/07/2012 7:57:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Frankly, I wish the Pew Research Center would occasionally keep its thoughts to itself. Sometimes those thoughts are merely insipid and beneath the attention of serious minds. Sometimes they are alarming and capable of stirring up an already excitable populace. There is talk of cannibalism being practiced by the criminal element. There is Lady Gaga. These are worrisome times. Yet the Pew Research Center has gone and done it again. The Center released a study Monday that employed exhaustive polling and ingenious charts to render my fellow Americans restive, or so it seems. The Pew Research Center's overall...
  • Dr. Gloom Mellows But Dr. Doom Does Not (Schiff & Faber)

    06/01/2012 7:12:18 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 6-1-2012 | Howard Gold
    Dr. Gloom Mellows But Dr. Doom Does Not By Howard Gold June 1, 2012Commentary: Dire warnings on inflation, dollar don’t pan out NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — They are this era’s Dr. Doom and Dr. Gloom, two Cassandras who warned long ago about the housing bust, financial crash and debt explosion that almost wrecked global markets. Marc Faber, the Zurich-born investor and editor of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report, and Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, were lonely voices in the mid-2000s when they predicted the debt-induced party would soon end very badly. Reuters Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul...
  • The $2 Billion Loss By JP Morgan Is Just A Preview Of The Coming Collapse Of The Derivatives Market

    05/12/2012 10:44:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 05/12/2012 | Michael Snyder
    When news broke of a 2 billion dollar trading loss by JP Morgan, much of the financial world was absolutely stunned. But the truth is that this is just the beginning. This is just a very small preview of what is going to happen when we see the collapse of the worldwide derivatives market. When most Americans think of Wall Street, they think of a bunch of stuffy bankers trading stocks and bonds. But over the past couple of decades it has evolved into much more than that. Today, Wall Street is the biggest casino in the entire world....
  • China Investment Stops Buying Europe Debt on Crisis Concern

    05/10/2012 10:36:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    SFChron ^ | 5-9-12 | Andres R. Martinez
    China Investment Corp. has stopped buying European government debt because of an economic crisis on the continent, though it continues to look for new investments there, said CIC President Gao Xiqing. "What is happening in Europe right now is of course of concern," Gao said yesterday in an interview in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the World Economic Forum on Africa. "We still have our people looking at opportunities in Europe, even though we don't want to buy any government bonds." European leaders are struggling to contain a debt crisis that has entered its third year and led to bailouts of...
  • Germany to Greece: No Austerity, No Aid

    05/08/2012 11:56:12 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    National Post ^ | 5-8-12 | Andreas Rinke and Noah Barkin
    BERLIN — Leading German politicians warned Greece on Tuesday that the country would not receive a cent more aid unless it fulfills all the conditions of its international bailout. An election on Sunday in Greece failed to deliver a parliamentary majority for the two big pro-bailout parties, plunging the country into political limbo and increasing the risk that another vote may be required to resolve the impasse. On Tuesday, the leader of the Left Coalition party, which benefited from rising anger over austerity to take second place in Sunday’s poll, declared Greece’s policy pledges under its EU/IMF rescue null and...
  • HUSSMAN: It Is Now One Of The Worst Times In History To Invest

    03/05/2012 6:28:26 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-5-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    HUSSMAN: It Is Now One Of The Worst Times To Invest In History Joe Weisenthal March 3,2012In his latest note, John Hussman argues that it's one of the worst times to invest. Period. Based on his proprietary soup of risk indicators for the market, the current exuberant situation puts it on par with some of the great peaks, including 1998-2000. Importantly, the market is again characterized by an extreme set of conditions that we've previously associated with a "Who's Who of Awful Times to Invest." The rare instances we've seen this syndrome historically are reviewed in that previous weekly comment....
  • Ford Motor withdraws from climate change group

    01/25/2012 11:38:10 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 28 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1-26-12 | David Freddoso
    The National Center for Public Policy Research is claiming a scalp today after Ford Motor Co. formally withdrew from the liberal U.S. Climate Action Partnership. The conservative non-profit announces today that Ford has withdrawn from the organization, which uses corporate support form management to work against shareholders' interests by promoting a cap-and-trade framework for carbon emissions.
  • Local’s latest book challenges Americans to embrace science

    01/11/2012 7:40:29 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies · 1+ views
    quad press ^ | 1-9-12 | Michelle Miron
    MARINE ON ST. CROIX — Shawn Lawrence Otto thinks many of the world's problems - especially its political problems - can be attributed to a lack of scientific rationale. Potentially harmful myths he identified: global warming is a concocted idea, vaccines cause autism and cell phones cause brain cancer. Such beliefs are what spurred the 48-year-old Marine-based screenwriter and blogger to complete his latest writing project, a nonfiction book published in October called "Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault of Science in America" (Rodale Press Inc.). The tome started last year is targeted toward a general audience. He's now in...
  • Certain Prediction for 2012

    12/27/2011 5:56:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    According to the Mayan "long count" calendar, the final day on Earth is less than a year away, on Dec. 21, 2012.??? While we wait to see if that apocalypse occurs, a more reliable prediction includes an end of a different sort. The economic stimulus pipeline from Washington to the states is about to run dry. This means many governors can be expected to ask their legislatures, or voters, to raise taxes for "essential" programs. To government, all programs are "essential." According to the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), Washington state is planning to put a tax-increase proposal on its ballot...
  • Scott Walker details $123.2 million in budget cuts

    12/24/2011 7:53:44 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-23-11 | scott bauer
    The University of Wisconsin System will have to cut an additional $46.1 million over six months, atop a previously approved $250 million two-year reduction, under a detailed budget-balancing plan Gov. Scott Walker's administration released Friday. The new cut to UW was part of $123.2 million in additional reductions ordered to be made across state government. The amount in cuts was approved under the budget passed in June but not specified until Friday. Walker's Department of Administration ordered agencies to make the cuts without layoffs, if possible.
  • EU: Fitch says comprehensive solution to eurozone crisis is 'beyond reach' - statement in full

    12/16/2011 6:01:03 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/16/2011
    Fitch Ratings has placed the ratings of all investment grade rated eurozone sovereigns and their debt with Negative Outlook onto Rating Watch Negative (RWN). The euro area country ceiling of 'AAA' is unaffected. The rating actions are as follows: - Belgium 'AA+'/'RWN from 'AA+'/Negative Outlook ('F1+' Unaffected) - Spain 'AA-'/'F1+'/RWN from 'AA-'/'F1+'/Negative Outlook - Slovenia 'AA-'/'F1+'/RWN from 'AA-'/'F1+'/Negative Outlook - Italy 'A+'/'F1'/RWN from 'A+'/'F1'/Negative Outlook - Ireland 'BBB+'/'F2'/RWN from 'BBB+'/'F2'/Negative Outlook - Cyprus 'BBB'/'F3'/RWN from 'BBB'/'F3'/Negative Outlook The RWN indicates that the above ratings are under active review and are subject to a heightened probability of downgrade in the...