Czars And A Gulag America? – J. Speer-Williams

(Rense) – Czars were Russian tyrants. Gulags were Russian slave labor camps. Are gulags coming to America? We already have a growing corps of Czars.

The oligarchs of the International Monetary/Banking Cartel took a huge step towards the tyranny of their New World Order when they put their man ­ Barack Obama ­ into the White House.

Obama, who many Americans still consider to be their friend, has had the audacity ­ the cheek, the arrogant insolence ­ to have appointed a growing cadre of Czars, on top of a bloated bureaucracy that is already at least a thousand times too large and too intrusive.

This is “in your face” tyranny. The very word ­ Czar ­ is repugnant to any democracy. The very definition of the word Czar means, “king” or “emperor” or “autocrat” or “tyrant.” Continue reading

Video: We Got One That Can See: Former Obamanoid Reveals Truth on Fox News

(KurtNimmo) – It was a remarkable moment in the annals of corporate media television. During a Fox News segment on the staggering unemployment rate among the young, a former Obamanoid manages to sneak in the truth — there is no difference between Clinton, Bush and Obama, they are all puppets for elite bankers. Continue reading

Why The Saudis Hold the Cards Right Now

(OilandGasInvestmentBulletin) – Current OPEC spare capacity would suggest a lower world oil price, but the distribution of this spare capacity could be one reason why oil prices are higher than many experts think it should be.

Usually the more spare capacity (supply) in a market there is the lower the price – simple economics. But the reality is that Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world with significant spare capacity to produce more oil in the world and influence prices. And they currently favour a $70-$80 barrel oil price.

In 2003, OPEC had 2 million barrels a day LESS spare capacity it has now, and oil was under $40/barrel – but spare capacity was more evenly spread out among the 11 member states.

If everybody has spare capacity, the potential for cheating on production quotas is greatly increased and that carries a higher downside risk for prices. Should the world economy grow more quickly, only the Saudis have the ability to increase production enough to meet demand and influence prices. Read entire article

Film: 1934 Film ‘The House Of Rothschild’ – Hollywood Propaganda That Is All Too Clear Now

(RichardEastman) – While this 1930ish Hollywood movie is only semi-accurate it certainly shows more then the PTB would like you to know today. I think this film was made as a response to the anti-Rothschild sentiment sweeping the world in the 1930’s (thanks to people like Henry Ford Sr. and Charles Lindbergh Sr.). As usual it backfired and “they” subsequently went “underground” and began using the tactic of keeping their name out of the news and using the media to point the finger at their front men (it’s the “Federal Reserve”, it’s “the Illuminati”, it’s “the corporations”, it’s “the NWO” ad nausea). Of course, every non-Jew is painted as “anti-semitic” and the Jews must fight back with the only tool they have…money (that’s a knee slapper). Continue reading

Economy

(SchiffReport) – Video: Recession, Bond Bubble, unemployment insurance, my investments – Video Link Here

(GoldSeek) – Ron Paul: Let the Housing Market Normalize! – Read More Here

(TheEconomicCollapse) – Video: Tony Robbins Warns Economic Collapse Is Coming

It seems like almost everyone is warning of a coming economic collapse these days. Do you remember Tony Robbins? He is probably the world’s best known “motivational speaker” and his infomercials dominated late night television during the 80s and 90s. He was always urging all of us to “unleash the power within” and to take charge of our lives. Well guess what? Now Tony Robbins is warning that an economic collapse is coming. View More Here

(Telegraph) – Government urged to reveal ‘true’ national debt of £4.8 trillion (UK) – Read More Here

(LegitGov) – Facing Budget Gaps, Cities Sell Parking, Airports, Zoo – Read More Here

(Telegraph) – New ‘debt boom’ fears as banks offer ‘more generous credit card deals’

British consumers are being handed even more generous credit card deals than those on offer before the recession, new research has shown. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Motorists face £250-a-year tax to park at work

Motorists across the country could be charged hundreds of pounds a year to park at work after councils were ordered by the Government to find new ways of raising money. Read More Here

(ActivistPost) – CEOs Blame Consumer Class for Joblessness: Admit Economy Grows From Bottom Up – Eric Blair – Read More Here

(AmericanMajority) – How To Prolong a Recession: Tax Driveways – Read More Here

Video: ‘Those Voices Don’t Speak for the Rest of Us’ – Continue reading

Feds found Pfizer too big to nail, so they looked the other way on massive fraud

(NaturalNews) – When the world’s largest pharmaceutical company was found to have engaged in a massive illegal marketing campaign, federal prosecutors decided the company was too big to punish — so they let it set up a shell corporation to take the blame.

In 2001, the FDA approved Bextra for the relief of arthritis and menstrual cramps, but did not approve it for more severe surgical pain. Yet Pfizer aggressively promoted the drug to anesthesiologists and surgeons — “anyone that use[d] a scalpel for a living,” in the words of one internal company document. Company employees also told doctors that the FDA had approved Bextra as safe in doses as high as 40 milligrams, whereas the agency had actually only approved doses up to 20 milligrams. Continue reading

10 Credible Conspiracy Theories?

(DailyBell) – Since Obama’s election, the constituent theories within the overarching narrative of the New World Order have increasingly made inroads into the mainstream national discourse. … Joseph Farah’s WorldNetDaily.com, for example, has grown its influence by peddling paranoia about the president’s birth certificate and AmeriCorps’ “domestic armies.” Earlier this year, the John Birch Society, a group with a long history of hatching and promoting wild conspiracy theories (including the idea that President Eisenhower was a communist agent), co-sponsored the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual powwow of leading conservatives and Republican Party figures. Speakers at this year’s conference included such mainstream names as Washington Post columnist George Will, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner. Here is a compilation of 10 of the most popular conspiracy theories currently circulating on the radical right and, increasingly, on points of the political spectrum much too close to the center for comfort.” – AlterNet

Dominant Social Theme: The lunatics need to be reined in.

Free-Market Analysis: While popular, left-wing website AlterNet cannot be considered mainstream media per se, this article partakes of the modern Western (mostly US) tradition of debunking suspicions that people may have about their government. It is especially a US dominant social theme – that the “paranoid style” of US politics generates fantastical suspicions about the US fedgov’s intentions. Various “right wing” nutcases are flagellated for not taking the US-based corporatocracy and military industrial complex at its word.

Never mind that the US government is a US$3 trillion-plus entity with world-spanning power and that entities so powerful and complex have their own logic and their own over-riding agenda. Never mind that the US has been almost constantly at war (somewhere in some fashion) for the past 100 years or longer. (Never mind, in fact, that the US now employs so many domestic and foreign intel operatives that it cannot keep track of them anymore.) In fact, when one looks into AlterNet at Wikipedia it becomes fairly clear that the money behind the group comes from the predictable power-elite pocketbook, including the Ford Foundation which never saw a socialist cause it couldn’t endorse and fund. (Henry Ford has been rolling like a top for decades.) Perhaps AlterNet is a promotion, too?

Anyway, such an article is of obvious interest to the Daily Bell because it counteracts (with the calm voice of reason) suspicions that the powers-that-be are in any sense aimed at US citizens themselves. These sorts of articles are actually quite numerous on the ‘Net, but this is a very good example of one. Here are the top ten list of conspiracy theories from AlterNet and our comments beneath. Continue reading

UNESCO Chair Admits Organization Was Founded To Push Global Governance

“I look forward to working with you in promoting good relations between the United States and UNESCO.”

Barack Obama to the President of the General Conference of UNESCO, Dr. George Anastssopoulos.

(Infowars) – Under President Barack Obama, the US has restated its commitment to work close with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This is another clear-cut example of Obama intent on joining ranks with an organization that feverishly promotes global governance.

Conspiracy theory? Unfortunately not. Continue reading

Video: What Matt Simmons said about the gulf oil spill before his death (six interviews)

Matthew Roy Simmons, (April 7, 1943 – August 8, 2010) one of the worlds foremost experts in the field of oil and founder of the ocean energy institute died last week under mysterious circumstances. Simmons perspective was not well liked among BP officials and politicians.

In his last TV interview on July 21st 2010, Simmons claimed the BP gulf oil spill was (and still is) “the biggest environmental cover-up in human history.” When the story of Simmons death broke, most news stations reported Simmons died of a heart attack, but at least two stations reported the cause of death as a drowning.

Many people believe Simmons gave up his position with Simmons and Co. to expose the truth concerning the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and ultimately paid for it with his life. Some people believe remote brain-sensing and researching techniques like microwave-induced heart attacks contributed to Simmons death. (this technology has been around for decades.)

“Neurological research has found that the brain has specific frequencies for each voluntary movement, called preparatory sets. When you pick up an object, there is a specific preparatory set for this action. By firing at your chest, a microwave beam containing the ELF signals given off by the heart, this organ can be put into a chaotic state and cause a heart attack.”

So, if Matt Simmons was silenced, why? What was he trying to say? Let’s take a look at his last few interviews. Continue reading

Video: Press For Truth Assaulted By Security Thug While Covering Al Gore Event/Climategate

(PressForTruth) – I recently attended an Al Gore event here in Toronto Canada to cover the latest information regarding climate change. We were there no longer than one hour when security guards kicked us off the grounds. We left their private property and proceeded to the public sidewalk outside their property line. Thats when one security guard assaulted my camera man/ PFT member Mark and almost broke my camera. I could see the red and white in his hands as he squeezed my camera in an effort to break it. This goes to show the unprecedented lengths authorities will go to in order to silence alternative media. Truth is on the rise. We are clearly having an effect in this information war and the time to stand up against the new world order is upon us now more than ever. Continue reading

The Phases of an Empire

(ActivistPost) – The analysis below explains why all empires and “Imperial Style” governments have failed throughout history, and why our Empire-USA faces the same fate. The only question is whether the people and government of the USA have the wisdom and will to engage in a “Managed Decline” by terminating the empire and imperial conduct on their own schedule, rather than by chaotic crash of the US Dollar, economy, and lifestyle. Take notice of the “Solutions” section in Part C below. Read More Here

BP Oil Gusher

(SpokesmanReview) – Invisible oil plume could be dangerous to marine life – Huge strand may linger 3,000 feet below surface of Gulf for months – Read More Here

(AtlanticWire) – Grim News from the Gulf: Invisible Plumes and Bleaker Estimates – Read More Here

(BKLim) – The Art of Mass Deception – Part 1 Ballistic Analysis of DWH & Riser wreck – Read More Here

(io9) – Scientific proof that the Deepwater oil plume is over 20 miles long

Today scientists revealed the results of an investigation into the severity of the Deepwater oil spill. The plume of petroleum hydrocarbon chemicals measures a staggering 22 miles long, and has settled in a deep underwater layer (see photo). Read More Here

(SkyNews) – Victims of the BP oil spill should be prepared to wait years, perhaps even decades, for compensation

That is one of the lessons that Ecuadorian residents say can be learned from their 17-year battle to hold the oil company Texaco to account for what has been called the “Amazon’s Chernobyl”.

They allege that Texaco, which was bought by Chevron in 2001, caused catastrophic devastation in the country when it drilled for oil there from 1964 to 1992.

It is claimed 18 billion gallons of toxic waste water and 17 million gallons of crude oil were dumped in an area three times the size of Manhattan.

Campaigners say it is the worst oil-related environmental disaster in the world. Read More Here

(Guardian) – BP oil spill: scientists find giant plume of droplets ‘missed’ by official account

A 22-mile plume of droplets from BP’s Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico undermines claim that oil has degraded – Read More Here

(InterPressService) – Mississippi Shrimpers Refuse to Trawl, Fearing Oil, Dispersants – Dahr Jamail – Read More Here

(AlexanderHiggins) – NOAA Retracts Report That Majority Of BP Gulf Oil Spill Oil Is Gone

Editor’s note: These crooks have no problems issuing reports for the public and the media that are complete nonsense but when the official in charge of the report needs to testify before congress under oath that the findings are accurate he redacts the findings of the report. Continue reading

Dates That Destroyed America – Chuck Baldwin

(BaldwinLive) – The decision by Congress to socialize medicine in the US ranks among the most draconian, most egregious, most horrific actions ever taken by the central government in Washington, D.C. This bill rocks the principles of liberty and constitutional government to the core. It changes fundamental foundations; it repudiates historical principle. Oh! The same flag may fly on our flagpoles, the same monuments may grace our landscape, and the same National Anthem may be sung during our public ceremonies, but it is not the same America. The Congress of the United States has now officially turned America into a socialist state.

On March 21, 2010, Congress passed, and on March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the dreaded national health care bill into law, and as such, these dates join a list of dates that have each inflicted unconstitutional, socialistic, and sometimes even tyrannical action against the States united and have, therefore, contributed to the destruction of a free America. Continue reading

Video: Two Films That Blew Bilderberg Wide Open

(PaulWatson) – The Bilderberg Group is receiving fresh and timely attention after Cuban president Fidel Castro published an article warning of the fact that the globalist clique, “has become a kind of global government, controlling not only international politics and economics, but even culture,” prompting the term “Bilderberg” to shoot to the top of the Google Trends rankings.

This is part of a global awakening to the new world order in which millions of people around the globe are finally discovering where the true power lies and why the world is being driven headlong towards serfdom and dictatorship,

Castro quoted almost verbatim from Daniel Estulin’s 2006 book The Secrets of the Bilderberg Club in his regular newspaper column, sparking a fresh round of international media coverage some four months after the Bilderbergers last met in Spain, something the publicity-shunning gaggle of globalists were completely unprepared for. Continue reading

Video: Alex Jones and MSNBC’s Hit Piece – The Lost Footage

The video footage below did not make it into MSNBC’s slam piece, “Rise Of The New Right,” that featured and demonized patriots, including Alex Jones. A link to “rest of the story,” obviously not suitable for the establishment’s propaganda and demonization purposes, was posted on Real Alex Jones, Alex Jones’ Facebook page. Continue reading

Video: America Won the Cold War But Now Is Turning Into the USSR, Gerald Celente Says

(YahooFinance) – There’s a lot of talk these days about America being an empire in decline. Gerald Celente, director of the Trends Research Institute, goes a step further, arguing America is following a similar path as the former Soviet Union. Video Link Here

Video: Joel Skousen – The Dark Side of America – Alex Jones Tv

Alex also welcomes to the show Joel Skousen, a political commentator non-fiction Survivalist author, retreat consultant and is the founder and chief editor of World Affairs Brief, a weekly news analysis service. Mr. Skousen will talk about Chuck Baldwin’s article, Top Secret America: The Rest Of The Story, and the dark side of America’s army and secret police. Continue reading

Video: Military funding could be slashed by $1 trillion – Paul Craig Roberts

(RussiaToday) – Congressmen Ron Paul and Barney Frank are sending a letter to US President Barack Obama with a proposal to cut the military budget by a trillion dollars. As the economy and the budget deficit continues to worsen, it seems that this is a very logical place to start cutting out funds. Paul Craig Roberts says that while passing this initiative would be great, he is skeptical that it will pass because Congress would lose too much campaign money. Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul – Gold is Money! The Dollar’s Value is Destined to Go Down

(Goldseek) – Ron Paul talks to Chris Waltzek on GoldSeek Radio. Topics of discussion include the Financial Reform Bill, competing currencies, the gold price, and 2012. Continue reading

BP Oil Gusher

(JohnDotyJR) – Lied to Public Still Believes The Official Story of BP Blowout

In a bizarre display of the zombified state of the American people, the public seems unable to reason that the pattern of lies and deceit leaves BP and government officials with zero credibility. Read More Here

(My54) – Video: Oil Dispersants have made BP disaster catastrophic – Video Link Here

Video: Fishermen Find Oil and Dispersants on Mississippi Shrimping and Oyster Grounds – Video Link Here

FLASHBACK – (MSNBC) – Video: “Scientists starting to voice concerns about methane being at levels that will kill millions” – Dylan Ratigan Show – Video Link Here

(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – Video: “REALLY IMPORTANT” to note that “oil mixed with dispersants is MORE TOXIC than just oil alone” says Valdez expert – View More Here

(JAMA) – Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill – Read More Here

(BlaylockWellnessReport) – BP Crisis Spotlights Dangers Of Volatile Chemicals To Your Health – Dr. Russell Blaylock – Read More Here

(AP) – Major study charts long-lasting oil plume in Gulf

A 22-mile-long invisible mist of oil is meandering far below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, where it will probably loiter for months or more, scientists reported Thursday in the first conclusive evidence of an underwater plume from the BP spill. Read More Here

(CNN) – Researchers say they saw 22-mile hydrocarbon plume in Gulf

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution said they detected a plume of hydrocarbons in June that was at least 22 miles long and more than 3,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, a residue of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read More Here

(AP) – BP accused of withholding ‘critical’ spill data

The company that owned the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is accusing BP of withholding critical evidence needed to investigate the cause of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, according to a confidential document obtained by The Associated Press. BP called the claims a publicity stunt. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Top Expert: Geology is “Fractured”, Relief Wells May Fail … BP is Using a “Cloak of Silence”, Refusing to Share Even Basic Data with the Government

Few people in the world know more about oil drilling disasters than Dr. Robert Bea.

Bea teaches engineering at the University of California Berkeley, and has 55 years of experience in engineering and management of design, construction, maintenance, operation, and decommissioning of engineered systems including offshore platforms, pipelines and floating facilities. Continue reading

Climate Realism: Not to Be Denied Any Longer

(TheAmericanCulture) – Last week’s meeting of 700+ scientists, policymakers, and concerned citizens in Chicago to discuss the science and economics of global warming at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change was a huge success as measured by the intent of its sponsors: to establish once and for all that the climate realist position is increasingly the accepted conclusion among thinking people in the three categories noted above. That position is this: manmade global warming is not a crisis.

Yes, all parties at the conference pretty much agreed that there was a good deal of warming in the 1980s and 1990s, and that the trend stopped and reversed in the current decade. Global temperatures have been falling in recent years, even though the weather stations and other data chosen to represent the official temperature records are in fact skewed to show higher and more-rising temperatures than are actually occurring. Read entire article

See Also:

(NotEvilJustWrong) – UCLA fires professors for reporting real scientific data

James Enstrom, an epidemiologist at the UCLA School of Public Health, was recently fired, because his research “is not aligned with the academic mission of the Department [of Environmental Health Sciences].” Read More Here

(Co2Insanity) – Leading US Physicist Labels Satellitegate Scandal a ‘Catastrophe’

Respected American physicist, Dr Charles R. Anderson has waded into the escalating Satellitegate controversy publishing a damning analysis on his blog. Read More Here

Economy

(CharlieVLog) – UNEXPECTED – Video Link Here

(DrHousingBubble) – Southern California home sales collapse by 21 percent year over year. Real estate tanks simultaneously with ending of government artificial market intervention – Read More Here

(AP) – Budget analysts see 2010 deficit at $1.3 trillion – Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Obama Says Jobless Claims Report Shows Urgent Need for Small-Business Aid – Read More Here

(CityBizList) – Abercrombie & Fitch Discusses Plans to Close 110 Stores – Read More Here

(NZPA) – Supermarket flooded with job applicants

When a new supermarket opened today in Auckland it created 150 new jobs, but that was a small comfort for the 2550 people who applied for jobs there and missed out, Labour leader Phil Goff said today. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Greek crisis refuses to go away

The European Commission has approved the next €9bn (£7.4bn) tranche of loans for Greece but the underlying economy continues to deteriorate as Greek banks suffer a record loss of deposits and output contracts at a quickening pace. Read More Here

(CNBC) – Death of the ‘McMansion’: Era of Huge Homes Is Over – Read More Here

(Reuters) – Weekly Jobless Claims Post Surprise Jump, Hit 500,000 – Read More Here

(TheEconomicCollapse) – 5 Trillion More Dollars To Fix Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have become gigantic financial black holes that the U.S. government endlessly pours massive quantities of money into.  Unfortunately, if the U.S. government did allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to totally implode, both the mortgage industry and the housing industry in the United States would completely collapse.  So essentially the U.S. government finds itself between a rock and a hard place.  Prior to the financial crisis of the last few years, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were profit-seeking private corporations that also had a government-chartered mission of expanding home ownership in America.  But now that they have been officially taken over by the U.S. government, they have become gigantic bottomless money pits.  It is hard to even describe just how much of a mess Fannie and Freddie are in.  However, the unprecedented intervention by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the mortgage market over the past couple of years has been about the only thing that has kept it from plunging into absolute chaos.  So what does the future hold for Fannie Mae and for Freddie Mac?  Well, according to one estimate, it could take another 5 trillion dollars to “fix” Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac. Continue reading

MSM: Fidel Castro Fascinated By Book On Bilderberg Club

(AP) – Fidel Castro is showcasing a theory long popular both among the far left and far right: that the shadowy Bilderberg Group has become a kind of global government, controlling not only international politics and economics, but even culture.

The 84-year-old former Cuban president published an article Wednesday that used three of the only eight pages in the Communist Party newspaper Granma to quote – largely verbatim – from a 2006 book by Lithuanian-born writer Daniel Estulin. Continue reading

Video: Keiser Report №70 – Markets! Finance! Scandal!

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at post anti-Americanism and crouching assets, hidden wealth in China. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Jon Thorisson in Iceland about his campaign against Magma Energy and about the resistance of the Icelandic people to IMF measures. Continue reading

Video: Gerald Celente – Buck Drug & Progress in Loosing

(RussiaToday) – The White House says it’s convinced the U.S. economy is recovering. That’s despite the fact the unemployment rate is still near 10 percent and major problems are troubling the real estate sector. Gerald Celente from the Trends Research Center says the administration is spinning the story Continue reading

Video: Keiser Report №69 – Markets! Finance! Scandal!

(RussiaToday) – This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of swindled nuns, bounty hunters for small time fraud and Irish banks in a ‘league of their own.’ In the second half of the show, Max talks to economist, Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center, about the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement and about the economics of occupation. Continue reading

BP Oil Gusher

(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: BIO-ACCUMULATION of chemicals that MUTATE GENETIC MATERIAL will continue for years in Gulf oysters, shrimp and crab – Read More Here

(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – Video: Head of Navy tours Gulf, shocked by amount of oil: “Wow, what are we in sir?” — Fisherman responds “Kind of looks like a UFO underwater, don’t it?”

YouTube Description: Mississippi Fishermen speak out on injustices of the government’s position on oil disappearing

Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources Meetings, Project Gulf Impact, August 17, 2010: View Video’s Here

(MSNBC) – Video: Scientists question U.S. estimate on BP oil fallout – Two university groups counter NOAA optimism that half is ‘completely gone’ – View Video Here

(McClatchy) – Gulf oil spill still a threat to seafood, JAMA study indicates – Read More Here

(McClatchy) – Toxic oil levels found in key Gulf breeding zone, scientists say

Scientists have found evidence that oil has become toxic to marine organisms in a section of the Gulf of Mexico that supports the spawning grounds of commercially important fish species.

Researchers from the University of South Florida said Tuesday that, in preliminary results, oil appears to reside in droplet form among the sediments of a vital underwater canyon where clouds of oil from the BP spill were found. Read More Here

(CNN) – Seafloor covered in oil 40 miles south of Panama City, FL – HEADING EAST – August 17, 2010 – Video Link Here

Video: Non-stop plumes emanating from seafloor w/ Time Lapse — Final Part (Aug. 17) – View Video Here

Video: Fishermen find oil and dispersants on Mississippi shrimping and oyster grounds

Angered by claims from state and federal officials that Gulf Coast waters are safe and clean, fishermen took their own samples of the waters off of Pass Christian, Mississippi on August 11th, 2010. I had the opportunity to go along and see first hand the results, as well as the thin, oily sheen and bubbles caused by dispersant that streak the Mississippi sound.

The testing method is simple: tie an absorbent rag to a weighted hook, then drop it overboard for a minute or two. In all but one of the samples, the rags came up with brown oily substance which the fishermen identify as a mix of crude oil from the BP disaster and toxic dispersants. Continue reading

Economy

(Rense) – Homeowners’ Rebellion – Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof?

A committed movement to tear off the predatory mask called MERS could yet turn the tide for struggling homeowners Read More Here

(OregonLive) – With projected revenues dropping by as much as $1 billion, Oregon leaders debate what to do – Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Time is running out for the West

The Great Recession has dramatically shrunk the time left for the big AAA states to prevent a full-blown sovereign debt crisis as their demographic time-bomb threatens, US rating agency Moody’s has warned. Read More Here

(NYPost) – American Apparel CEO staring down bankruptcy – Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Soros Bailing Out of U.S. Stock Market – Read More Here

(LewRockwell) – Recovery? How About ‘Relapse’? – Gerald Celente – Read More Here

(SchiffVLog) – Video: Bill Gross Bailout, Government Motors IPO – Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul – The American Empire Can’t Afford Another War

Alex welcomes back Congressman Ron Paul to the show to discuss the latest on Iran, legislation in the house, and more. Dr. Paul is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During the 1960s, he served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. Continue reading

Economy

(Bloomberg) – China Drains Obama Stimulus Meant for U.S. Economy – The global economy is like fried ice cream: If you don’t act fast, it turns into a mess – Read More Here

(Breitbart) – Video: Chaos Erupts in California as Over-Taxed Residents Express Outrage

The city of Bell, CA has recently been exposed for having corrupt and overpaid city officials receiving salaries larger than the President of the United States. Residents who have recently learned they were over-taxed to pay for the government workers took control of a City Council meeting and demanded resignations. View Video Here

(GoldSeek) – US Prepares For Gold Standard – Read More Here

(NeithercorpPress) – The Purpose Behind Engineered Economic Collapse – “From now on, depressions will be scientifically created.” — Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh Sr. , 1913 – Read More Here

(McClatchy) – Thousands apply for jobs at California McDonalds restaurants – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Deceptive Economic Statistics – While the economists lied the US economy died – Paul Craig Roberts – Read More Here

(USAToday) – Communities print their own currency to keep cash flowing – Read More Here

(Reuters) – US Says Bankruptcies Reach Nearly 5-Year High

U.S. bankruptcy filings have reached the highest level since 2005, government data released on Tuesday show, as the economy slows and the unemployment rate hovers just below double digits. Read More Here

(Spiegel) – Tensions Rise in Greece as Austerity Measures Backfire

The austerity measures that were supposed to fix Greece’s problems are dragging down the country’s economy. Stores are closing, tax revenues are falling and unemployment has hit an unbelievable 70 percent in some places. Frustrated workers are threatening to strike back. Read More Here

(CommonDreams) – Death and Joblessness: How Suicide Dogs the Long-Term Unemployed – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Accountability and Transparency in the World of Big Money: Banks too Big to Fail and too Big to Jail – Danny Schechter

AS BANKS SETTLE FRAUD COMPLAINTS, WHAT HAS REALLY BEEN SETTLED IN THE CONFLICT WITH THE BANKSTERS? Read More Here

(WebOfDebt) – Axing the Bankers’ Money Tree: Homeowners’ Rebellion against Wall Street – Ellen Brown

Recent Rulings Could Shield 62 Million Homes from Foreclosure Read More Here

(MailOnline) – Green taxes could treble by 2020, costing taxpayers more than £16billion a year – Read More Here

They Made a Killing

FLASHBACK – (Slate) – Did people who knew about secret, CIA-led coups use that information to game the stock market?

In 1951, Jacobo Árbenz Gúzman became Guatemala’s second democratically elected president. Árbenz’s authoritarian predecessors had been very sympathetic to American business interests, particularly those of the United Fruit Co. (now Chiquita), which had bought up land titles on the cheap from Guatemala’s corrupt elite for its ever-expanding banana empire. Once in office, Presidente Árbenz sought to take it all back, nationalizing UFC’s Guatemalan assets and redistributing them to the poor.

But UFC had friends in very high places—the assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs, John Moor Cabot, was the brother of UFC President Thomas Cabot. The secretary of state himself, John Foster Dulles, had done legal work for UFC, and his brother Allen Dulles was director of the CIA and also on UFC’s board. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, we now know that the various Cabots and Dulleses had a series of top-secret meetings in which they decided that Árbenz had to go and sponsored a coup that drove Árbenz from office in 1954.

With a U.S. puppet back in the president’s mansion, UFC’s profits were safe. But it appears the company wasn’t the only beneficiary of this Cold War cloak-and-dagger diplomacy: A recent study by economists Arindrajit Dube, Ethan Kaplan, and Suresh Naidu argues that those in on the planning process also profited handsomely. By tracking the stock prices of UFC and other politically vulnerable firms in the months leading up to CIA-staged coups in Guatemala, Chile, Cuba, and Iran, the researchers provide evidence that someone—perhaps one of the Dulleses, Cabots, or others in the know—was trading stocks based on classified information of these coups-in-the-making. Continue reading

American Propaganda – Timothy V. Gatto

(PeoplesVoice) – When will the people of this nation understand that those they trust to guide them and protect them have nothing but contempt for them? Everyday there are people who have no work and have used up their 99 weeks of unemployment insurance, they are called the 99%’rs. Every day the people of this nation look into their television sets and hear the propaganda of a nation that is hell-bent on empire because they fear their own imminent collapse. This won’t affect the trans-national corporate hierarchy; they will just move to another country, it’s all the same to them. There is no patriotism and no loyalty to the United States among those that sit on the mantle of power.

The majority of Americans are decent, hard-working people, but they are none the less… stooges. They have been indoctrinated from birth to believe in a set of core values that are designed to keep them subservient and docile. They are the victims of propaganda that emanates from the government and the corporate media, designed to lead them to believe that we are “defending democracy” even though we have no real democracy of our own. Continue reading

Economy

(GlobalResearch) – Accountability and Transparency in the World of Big Money: Banks too Big to Fail and too Big to Jail – Danny Schechter – Read More Here

(GRTV) – Video: Russia Today – Could China Already Be World’s Largest Economy? – Michel Chossudovsky – Video Link Here

(TheHill) – Dems may use food-stamp money to pay for Michelle Obama’s nutrition initiative – Read More Here

(SmartTrend) – Video: News Update – China Favors Euro Over Dollar as Bernanke Alters Path August 16, 2010 – Video Link Here

(BusinessInsider) – China Slashes U.S. Government Bond Holdings By The Largest Amount Ever – Read More Here

(Infowars) – Deceptive Economic Statistics: While the economists lied the US economy died – Paul Craig Roberts

If the government and Bloomberg had announced that industrial production fell by 1.0% in July, would the stock market have risen 104 points on August 17? Read More Here

(WashExam) – Tom Fitton: Why is Washington ignoring its biggest corruption scandal?

Too few in Washington have been digging into the scandals behind the collapse of the “government-sponsored entities” (GSE’s) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and their role in helping trigger the global financial crisis.

Their collapse has cost taxpayers $146 billion thus far. Freddie Mac sought an additional $1.8 billion in taxpayer support just last week. There is no end in sight, as the Obama administration, through executive fiat, has placed no upper limit on the taxpayer liability for these two monstrosities. Read More Here

Climategate

(CanadaFreePress) – Why Warming Is Falsely Reported When World Is Cooling

Finally, a weather person has mentioned the word “blocking” when talking about the heat and fires in Moscow. It’s a natural event as the world shifts from the warming trend of the 1990s to a cooling trend since 2000. Distortion of reality about global temperatures continues with warming claims while Western North America, most of Eurasia and large areas of the southern hemisphere report below normal temperatures. It’s been the coldest summer on record north of 80°N latitude and rate of sea ice melt continues to decrease. Read More Here

(CanadaFreePress) – Top Climate Scientists Speak out on the Satellitegate Scandal

US Government admits global warming satellite sensors “degraded” – temperatures may be out by 10-15 degrees. Now five satellites in controversy. Top scientists speak out. Read More Here

(FinancialPost-Opinion) – Legal verdict: Manmade global warming science doesn’t withstand scrutiny

A cross examination of global warming science conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Law and Economics has concluded that virtually every claim advanced by global warming proponents fails to stand up to scrutiny. Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (WND) – Gore boasts: ‘Global governance’ coming with carbon tax

Tells conference U.S. responding to warming threat with ‘cap-and-trade’ Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (WND) – History of climate gets ‘erased’ online – More than 5,000 entries tailored to hype global-warming agenda – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Climate scientists in race to predict where natural disaster will strike next

Conference in Boulder will step up world’s efforts to establish an early warning system for extreme weather events – Read More Here

(Co2Insanity) – The Arctic is not melting

The “warmers’ are such an amazing propaganda machine. Joseph Goebbels, the king of Nazi propaganda, surely would feel like a proud papa were he to return from his well deserved visit to Hell Read More Here

(SifyNews) – Cold wave kills six million fish in Bolivia

At least six million fish have died in three rivers of Bolivia due to the intense cold wave sweeping through the country in the past few weeks.

This is an ‘environmental catastrophe’ brought on by the lowest temperatures registered in Santa Cruz in nearly half a century, Gov. Ruben Costas told reporters. Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Sceptics to challenge climate science in court

The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition has accused the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research of tampering with official weather records to make the case for global warming. Read More Here

Video

(CharlieVLog) – Video: OFFENDED – Continue reading

The Ecstasy of Empire – Paul Craig Roberts

(Infowars) – The United States is running out of time to get its budget and trade deficits under control.  Despite the urgency of the situation, 2010 has been wasted in hype about a non-existent recovery.  As recently as August 2 Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner penned a New York Times column, “Welcome to the Recovery.”

As John Williams (shadowstats.com) has made clear on many occasions, an appearance of recovery was created by over-counting employment and undercounting inflation. Warnings by Williams, Gerald Celente, and myself have gone unheeded, but our warnings recently had echoes from Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff and from David Stockman, who excoriated the Republican Party for becoming big-spending Democrats Continue reading