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  • The Obamacare 'Explosion' Could Come On May 22nd, Faster Than Expected; Here's Why

    03/29/2017 2:41:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/29/2017
    After a stunning healthcare defeat last week, delivered at the hands of his own party no less, Trump took to twitter to predict the imminent 'explosion' of Obamacare. ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017 The Democrats will make a deal with me on healthcare as soon as ObamaCare folds - not long. Do not worry, we are in very good shape!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2017  As it turns out, that 'explosion' could come...
  • Aetna CEO states the obvious: ObamaCare exchanges are now in a death spiral

    02/15/2017 9:33:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/17 | Robert Laurie
    Failure was the great promise of ObamaCare. Implosion was the plan. Democrats were counting on it Remember: All of this was by design. Failure was the great promise of ObamaCare. Implosion was the plan. Democrats were counting on it, with the intention that Hillary would be in office to pick up the pieces and march the nation over the single-payer cliff. That, of course, is where the plan fell apart.
  • Bernie Sanders Offers No Concession in Address to Supporters

    06/17/2016 5:57:22 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | Jun 17 2016, 7:40 am ET | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Bernie Sanders is not ready to concede his presidential campaign, nor is he ready to throw his support behind Hillary Clinton, leaving his political future murky. [snip]
  • Trump Is Collapsing in Wisconsin: And that’s really bad for his delegate math

    03/30/2016 11:52:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 209 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2016 | Jim Newell
    The April 5 Republican primary in Wisconsin is looking less like a toss-up between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz and more like a probable win for Cruz. This would be a fairly grave problem for Trump in his effort to reach 1,237 delegates ahead of the convention. Further, a new Wisconsin poll from a well-respected outfit shows horrific favorability ratings for Trump in the state among all voters, mirroring his recent national downturn. If he can’t reach enough delegates ahead of the convention, and his support shows signs of erosion in the final contests—all while his overall favorability rating...
  • 21 New Numbers That Show That The Global Economy Is Absolutely Imploding

    02/21/2016 11:36:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/21 | Michael Snyder
    After a series of stunning declines through the month of January and the first half of February, global financial markets seem to have found a patch of relative stability at least for the moment. But that does not mean that the crisis is over. On the contrary, all of the hard economic numbers that are coming in from around the world tell us that the global economy is coming apart at the seams. This is especially true when you look at global trade numbers. The amount of stuff that is being bought, sold and shipped around the planet is falling...
  • It’s Clinton DĂ©jĂ  Vu — New Hampshire Brings Snow and Rumors of Campaign Implosion

    02/09/2016 8:04:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    New York Times Magazine ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Mark Leibovich
    So, I was driving along somewhere in New Hampshire on Monday, the day before the storied primary. It was snowing, just as the cliches of the New Hampshire Primary dictate: It is always snowing in New Hampshire. (Really, though, it actually was snowing). The email came in from an editor in New York at around 4 p.m. Subject line: "Hillaryworld." Body content: "What do you make of the supposed looming implosion?" What supposed looming implosion? Or, to be more precise, which supposed looming implosion? Isn't Hillaryworld always on the verge of one? [...] We've been here before. This is how...
  • If The Economy Is Fine, Why Are So Many Hedge Funds, Energy Companies And Large Retailers Imploding?

    11/19/2015 8:55:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    TEC ^ | 11/19/2015 | Michael Snyder
    If The Economy Is Fine, Why Are So Many Hedge Funds, Energy Companies And Large Retailers Imploding? By Michael Snyder, on November 18th, 2015 If the U.S. economy really is in “great shape”, then why do all of the numbers keep telling us that we are in a recession? The manufacturing numbers say that we are in a recession, the trade numbers say that we are in a recession, and as you will see below the retail numbers say that we are in a recession. But just like in 2008, the Federal Reserve and our top politicians will continue...
  • Something is coming (Editorial)

    06/22/2015 5:17:22 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 388 replies
    Flashtrafficblog Joel C. Rosenberg Blog ^ | 20 Jun 15 | Joel Rosenberg
    Something is coming. I don’t know what. But we must be ready. Here’s the key question: Is America heading towards a terrible implosion or a great awakening? I feel a tremendous sense of urgency about this column. The United States is hurtling towards severe trouble, and the events of the past few months — and what may be coming over the next few months — grieves me a great deal. Something is coming. I don’t know what. But we all must be ready in every possible way. Consider where we are in the summer of 2015: •Violence is exploding in...
  • Things that will happen if Venezuela implodes

    03/25/2015 2:33:39 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    cnbc ^ | 3-25-2015
    An economic implosion is becoming increasingly likely in Venezuela , and the country's debtholders, trade partners and neighbors are bracing for the fallout. The country's energy-dependent economy requires oil prices above $100 per barrel in order to sustain itself. Oil accounts for 95 percent of the country's export earnings, and combined with gas, it's 25 percent of the country's gross domestic product. Internationally traded Brent crude prices have fallen more than 48 percent in the past year. Meanwhile, a combination of inflation and currency controls have generated scarcity of basic needs such as flour, toilet paper and medicine. Venezuelans stand...
  • World Overpopulation? Hold On, Buddy!

    01/01/2015 4:47:26 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    New Eastern Outloook ^ | 01/01/14 | F. William Engdahl
    In Germany, the birthrate has sunk to just 1.36, worse even than low-fertility Spain (1.48) and Italy (1.4). Western Europe as a whole will most likely shrink from 460 million to just 350 million by the end of the century. And barring dramatic reversal of the foolish One (sometimes Two) Child Policy, China’s population will be reduced in half. Even the USA where a large immigrant Hispanic population immigration has kept birth rates higher, is now facing reduction. A Pew Research Center report found that immigrant births fell from 102 per 1,000 women in 2007 to 87.8 per 1,000 in...
  • Two Midterm Elections Have Hollowed Out The Democratic Party

    11/09/2014 8:38:25 PM PST · by goldstategop · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/08/2014 | Dan Balz
    The more serious problem for Democrats is the drubbing they’ve taken in the states, the breeding ground for future national talent and for policy experimentation. Republicans have unified control — the governorship and the legislature — in 23 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Democrats control just seven. Democrats hold 18 governorships, but only a handful are in the most populous states. In California, Gov. Jerry Brown won again at age 76, his fourth, non-consecutive term in the governor’s office. His victory means that younger Democrats will have to wait until 2018 to compete for one of...
  • US and China discuss North Korea contingency plan

    01/14/2014 4:02:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2014/01/14 | Julian Ryall
    US and China discuss North Korea contingency plan Countries discussed courses of action if North Korea implodes By Julian Ryall, Tokyo 11:20AM GMT 14 Jan 2014 Washington and Beijing are discussing potential courses of action should the North Korea regime implode and have previously come up with contingency plans before Kim Jong-il's death. Washington and Beijing discussed possible scenarios in North Korea when it appeared that Kim Jong-il was close to death it is believe they are again discussing potential courses of action should the present regime implode. In a recent report by the US Congressional Research Service, Kurt Campbell,...
  • Boston bombing suspect put on terrorist watch list at CIA request

    04/24/2013 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/24/2013 | Greg Miller and Sari Horwitz
    The CIA asked the main U.S. counterterrorism agency to add the name of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers to a watch list more than a year before the attack, according to U.S. officials.
  • Is Economic Implosion Inevitable?

    04/19/2013 9:14:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2013 | Leonid Chuzhoy
    The last three centuries have been a period of unprecedented economic growth. The world's GDP doubled in the 18th century, increased six times in the 19th and then shot up 40 times in the 20th. Understandably, the public now considers growth to be the natural state of economy, while periods of recession are viewed as temporary aberrations. Unfortunately, the recent recession is qualitatively different. Consider the basic economic equation: Size of economy (GDP) = Individual productivity x Working age population x Employment rate The economic expansion in recent centuries was due to two factors: a) exponential population growth that followed...
  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 6:23:44 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 73 replies
    RealClearBooks ^ | January 14, 2013 | Heather Wilhelm
    Do We Love Kids? Five years ago, on a quiet, leisurely Thursday night, my husband and I sat at the dining room table with a yellow notepad, discussing when we should start having kids. "See, here's how it works," he said, drawing a graph. "With a dog, you put in a medium amount of work, and you get a medium amount of reward. If you were to, say, purchase a lion, you'd put in a lot of work, but you'd get pretty much no reward - and you might even get eaten. Horrible deal." He paused, drawing a straight...
  • As Predicted Democrats Abandoning Obama

    05/26/2012 4:05:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 230 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2012 | John Ransom
    Love is always being able to tell liberals I told you so. Ok, I don’t know if it’s love exactly, but man it sure does feel good.A few weeks ago, after West Virginia’s Democrat governor and US Senator both refused to endorse Obama for reelection in 2012, I wrote:Scores of Democrats running for reelection will defect from Obama before the campaign is done. And scores of Democrat voters will reject him too. Why? The same reason voters will likely vote to kick Obama out of the White House: self-interest, if not outright self-defense.      Democrat Governor Earl Ray Tomblin of West...
  • Frankfurt Group, Europe’s hit squad

    11/16/2011 6:08:23 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    The Spectator, London ^ | 11/16/2011 | Fraser Nelson
    Gathered around Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, a small group of unelected EU officials have been assigned the task of governing the eurozone and removing leaders who fail to toe the line, writes the British conservative weekly The Spectator. Fraser Nelson The Old Opera House in Frankfurt – once Germany’s most beautiful postwar ruin and now its most stunning recreation – has become a symbol of European rebirth. And it was here, last month, that Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy met the EU’s bureaucratic elite in what would, in another era, be described as a putsch. They had grown tired...
  • Newt's one-man RLC show

    06/16/2011 10:47:12 PM PDT · by jageorge72 · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/16/11 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    No longer constrained by campaign advisers who insisted on such conventions as “message discipline,” Gingrich fulminated against President Obama, the news media, activist judges and assorted other liberal bogeymen for 41 minutes here Thursday night. It was classic Newt – slashing attacks, an array of ideas, and a few plugs for his website. All jumbled together with little cohesion. The former speaker, it seems, is very much enjoying the post-consultant phase of his candidacy. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57183.html#ixzz1PVO4yauY
  • How About Adding a North Korea Crisis to the Mix?

    02/26/2011 5:40:31 AM PST · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 26, 2011 | Dan Miller
    With much of the rest of the world — Egypt, Iran, Libya, and others — in escalating turmoil and with other potential hot spots getting hotter, events on the Korean peninsula may well be getting less coordinated attention from the Obama administration even than they normally do, and even than they got when the still simmering Korean mess erupted late last year. More recently, the Obama administration found itself wallowing in bad intelligence and conflicting administration statements as to Egypt. That deficiency continues even as to Libya, the current hot spot de jour; the worldwide economic consequences of the situation...
  • Pak ex-minister Sherry Rehman fit to be killed, says cleric (hitting the fan soon)

    01/09/2011 5:45:22 PM PST · by mewykwistmas · 6 replies
    ndtv.com ^ | 1/10/2011 | ndtv.com
    Islamabad: Several clerics have issued fatwas against former Pakistani minister Sherry Rehman and declared her an infidel for calling for changes in the blasphemy law, prompting civil society activists to register a complaint with police in the port city of Karachi today. Media reports said the imam of Sultan Masjid, one of Karachi's biggest mosques, declared Rehman a 'kaafir' (infidel) and 'wajib-ul-qatl' (fit to be killed) while delivering a sermon after the Friday prayers. The mosque has close ties to the Saudi Arabian government. Islamic hardliners who organised a massive rally in Karachi today also issued a pamphlet that named...