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  • The Prepper Movement: Why Are Millions Of Preppers Preparing Feverishly For TEOTWAWKI

    10/26/2011 8:06:21 AM PDT · by blam · 71 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-26-2011 | The American Dream
    The Prepper Movement: Why Are Millions Of Preppers Preparing Feverishly For The End Of The World As We Know It? The American Dream October 26th, 2011 In America today, there are millions of “preppers” that are working feverishly to get prepared for what they fear is going to happen to America. There is a very good chance that some of your neighbors or co-workers may be preppers. You may even have noticed that some of your relatives and friends have been storing up food and have been trying to convince you that we are on the verge of “the...
  • Cheer-up, America! The Case for American Optimism

    10/21/2011 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2011 | Brad Lips
    Obama won the 2008 election by default, but believed he won with a mandate to implement progressive dreams. In pursuing an aggressively leftist agenda, he has done these United States a profound service; he has clarified the fundamental ideological battle at the heart of all politics -- statism vs. individualism -- and dramatized the results that flow from such statist public policies. As a result, the American people are angrier than ever with politicians of both parties. As I say, this is a very positive development. More Americans are focused on issues of Constitutional principle than ever before. They have...
  • What If We Paid Off The Debt? The Secret Government Report

    10/20/2011 3:00:29 PM PDT · by FritzG · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 20 Oct 2011 | David Kestenbaum
    Planet Money has obtained a secret government report outlining what once looked like a potential crisis: The possibility that the U.S. government might pay off its entire debt.It sounds ridiculous today. But not so long ago, the prospect of a debt-free U.S. was seen as a real possibility with the potential to upset the global financial system.We recently obtained the report through a Freedom of Information Act Request. You can read the whole thing here. (It's a PDF.)The report is called "Life After Debt". It was written in the year 2000, when the U.S. was running a budget surplus, taking...
  • Slowing economy stifles stocks

    10/19/2011 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Signalman · 1 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10/19/2011 | Maureen Farrell
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve released a pessimistic report on regional economic activity. The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) closed down 72 points, or 0.6%. The S&P 500 (SPX) shed 15 points, or 1.3%. The Nasdaq composite (COMP) lost 53 points, or 2%. The three "E"s -- the economy, Europe, and earnings -- continue to dominate. But with few reports of consequence out of Europe, investors had been focusing on the latest earnings reports, keeping stocks mostly near the breakeven line for much of the day. But stocks took a hit in...
  • "Dr Copper" Says Recession Is Around The Corner.... But May Only Be Half Right.

    10/19/2011 3:00:20 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies ^ | 10-19-2011 | Vikas Ranjan
    "Dr Copper" Says Recession Is Around The Corner.... But May Only Be Half Right. by Vikas Ranjan Oct 19, 2011 07:28:31 AM In my last blog entry on October 7th, I argued that that the bull phase in copper is far from over. The most recent drop in the price of copper is suggesting softness in demand but this could only be a temporary phenomenon. Apart from a keen interest in copper’s own investment prospects, market watchers also look at copper for guidance on the direction of the economy. As I mentioned in my previous article, since copper is...
  • Occupy LAUSD Protesters March For Education Funding

    10/19/2011 3:10:08 PM PDT · by kingu · 2 replies
    Hundreds of teachers, parents and Occupy LA protesters joined forces in a march to the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, protesting education budget cuts. The United Teachers of Los Angeles did not officially endorse the “Occupy LAUSD” march. -- snip -- Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy condemned the protesters’ claims in a news statement earlier Tuesday. The bulk of that money was used to retain 330 positions that had been slated for elimination, hire an additional 160 certificated employees and 300 clerical and other support personnel. He called the participants of...
  • Inflation: Biggest rise in CPI in 3 years (economy slowdown plus inflation-Carter Part II?)

    10/19/2011 3:13:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10/19/2011 | Chris Isidore
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Inflation took a bigger bite out of consumers' wallets over the last 12 months, with September marking the biggest rise in three years. But at the same time, monthly price increases are starting to slow. The Consumer Price Index, the government's key measure of inflation at the retail level, jumped 3.9% in September from the year before. Higher food and energy prices again were the biggest culprits, with food 4.7% more expensive than a year earlier, and energy prices jumping 19.3%. Even core CPI, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, posted a 2% gain...
  • Holidays Could Be Hell For TV Makers

    10/19/2011 3:32:49 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 71 replies ^ | October 19, 2011 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (October 19, 2011) -- It's been a tough year for TV makers and a poll and other surveys suggest it could get even tougher this holiday season. Asked if they planned to buy a HDTV this holiday season, 60.7 percent of our readers said no in an online poll taken here last week. Only 21.7 percent said yes while 17.6 percent said they weren't sure. The dismal numbers follow an equally depressing survey result last week from the Ipsos organization. The company found that 45 percent of consumers plan to spend less this year compared to the...
  • Stocks Plunge; Dow Back in the Red for the Year

    10/17/2011 2:59:02 PM PDT · by John W · 12 replies
    The Street ^ | October 17, 2011 | Melinda Peer
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks finished close to session lows Monday as continued uncertainty surrounding Europe's plans to address its debt crisis yanked the Dow Jones Industrial Average back into negative territory for the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up gains from the previous session as it lost 248 points, or 1.9% to close at 11.397. On Friday, the Dow gained 166 points, which edged the blue-chip index into positive territory for 2011.
  • Verizon Now Monitors, Shares User Web Surfing Info

    10/14/2011 6:48:08 PM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | October 14, 2011 | Kevin Parrish
    A new change in Verizon's privacy policy grants it the right to track user browsing habits, app usage and physical location.Like the Eye of Sauron watching over the lands of Middle-earth, Wednesday Verizon Wireless announced that it is now tracking the location of subscriber devices, recording search terms and websites they visit via the wireless network, and recording their app and device feature usage. This information will supposedly be used to make mobile ads more relevant to subscribers, and to be used for "certain business and marketing reports." In a statement announcing its privacy policy changes, Verizon said that it...
  • Breitbart I Have E-Mails -Organized Plan For Occupy WallStreet Protests To Destabilize Government

    10/13/2011 8:02:44 PM PDT · by Beckett08 · 133 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/2011
    Breitbart: I Have E-Mails Showing Organized Plan For #OccupyWallStreet Protests To Destabilize Government On Fox Business, Andrew Breitbart breaks the news that Big Government has obtained and will release e-mails that prove the organized plan behind the "Occupy Wall Street" protests.
  • Owners baffled by theft of 50-foot-long Pa. bridge

    10/08/2011 12:43:55 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 13 replies
    NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A 50-foot-long bridge in western Pennsylvania has been stolen, and its owners say they're baffled by the crime and have no idea who took it. New Castle Development spokesman Gary Bruce said Friday that he "couldn't believe it when they told me it was gone." A state police report says the 20-foot-wide span in North Beaver Township went missing between Sept. 27 and Wednesday. The bridge was made out of corrugated steel and valued at about $100,000. Thieves used a blowtorch to cut it apart, presumably to sell it for scrap metal.
  • Life After An EMP Attack: No Power, No Food, No Transportation, No Banking And No Internet

    09/25/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 285 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 9/25/2011 | Staff
    Most Americans do not know this, but a single EMP attack could potentially wipe out most of the electronics in the United States and instantly send this nation back to the 1800s. If a nuclear bomb was exploded high enough in the atmosphere over the middle part of the country, the electromagnetic pulse would fry electronic devices from coast to coast. The damage would be millions of times worse than 9/11. Just imagine a world where nobody has power, most cars will not start, the Internet has been fried, the financial system is offline indefinitely, nobody can make any phone...
  • GM expansion in China a threat to U.S. jobs?

    09/22/2011 12:19:51 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 22, 2011
    (CBS/AP) Two years after it was saved by a bailout from Washington, General Motors is trumpeting its latest investments in China. As CBS News business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis reported from Shanghai, American cars are more popular than ever in China, and U.S. automakers sell more cars there than anywhere else in the world. And while that's good news for American car companies, it makes many question what it will mean for American jobs. If you were to visit General Motors in Shanghai, you'd find a lot of what you would in Detroit The plant, says David Gibbons, executive...
  • Panic?

    09/22/2011 12:38:36 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 17 replies
    That’s what we’ve been seeing on world markets since Thursday trading began in Asia; this morning it hit the US with the kind of sickening thud we remember too well from 2008. Amid the general hurricane of bad economic news a few things stand out. Chinese stocks fell almost 5 percent and key real estate company stocks were down by double digit percentages as fears grow that the long-delayed bursting of the China property bubble is here; the European bank crisis is deepening, with the IMF sticking to its guns about the massive capital losses faced by the continent’s banks...
  • Editorial: The Fed's New 'Operation' Is Twisted

    09/21/2011 4:50:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 21, 2011 | Staff
    Economy: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is reaching back 50 years for a "trick" to get the economy moving, but it won't work. Our problem today isn't monetary policy. It's government meddling. The idea is simple: The Fed holds $1.7 trillion in Treasury debt. It wants to "rebalance" that by selling short-term debt and replacing it with long-term Treasuries. In theory, that would cut long-term interest rates, boosting investment in both housing and business. Sounds good, but we've tried it before, in 1961. The strategy — dubbed "Operation Twist" — was supposed to keep rates low and give the economy a...
  • China buys gold, challenges US dollar

    09/18/2011 2:33:41 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 14 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 09/13/2011 | Chris Arsenault
    "They [the US and Europe] intend to weaken gold's function as an international reserve currency. They don’t want to see other countries turning to gold reserves instead of the US dollar or Euro," stated the 2009 cable, quoting Chinese Radio International. "China's increased gold reserves will thus act as a model and lead other countries towards reserving more gold." ..... Buying gold and allowing the yuan to be traded freely would weaken the US dollar's dominance as the international reserve currency. The move would have major implications, making it more expensive for the US government to borrow money and to...
  • College May Be Dangerous for Men

    09/13/2011 6:31:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 13, 2011 | Phyllis Schalfly
    College is a dangerous place for men. They are not only a minority, but they are victimized by discriminatory and unconstitutional anti-male rules. In another striking proof that the Obama administration is totally manipulated by feminists, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights sent out a 19-page "DCL" (Dear Colleague Letter) to colleges and universities that should make men fear attending college at all. The letter adopts the feminist theory that in all sexual controversies or accusations, the man is guilty unless he proves himself innocent. This DCL carries the force of law, since it purports to be an...
  • Preppers Shall Inherit the Earth: Unconventional Times Require Unconventional Solutions *Micro Doc*

    09/11/2011 9:42:04 AM PDT · by Errant · 39 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 11th, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    This latest micro documentary from New America Now discusses the many problems facing modern day American society, namely the US Dollar, our country’s ever growing debt, rising prices and the crisis that will ensue as a result – and how you can survive and thrive.
  • European banks face collapse under [mark to market], warns Deutsche Bank's Josef Ackermann

    09/05/2011 3:56:36 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:39PM BST 05 Sep 2011 | By Louise Armitstead
    Josef Ackermann, chief executive of Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, has warned that "numerous" European lenders would collapse if they were forced to book their losses on stricken sovereign bonds.Mr Ackermann said that the value of billions of euros of loans has plunged to a level that could overwhelm smaller banks. "Numerous European banks would not survive having to revalue sovereign debt held on the banking book at market levels." "We should resign ourselves to the fact that the 'new normality' is characterised by volatility and uncertainty," he said. "All this reminds one of the autumn of 2008." Deutsche Bank...