MSM: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet ‘first class’ superhighway

(UKDailyMail) – Technology giants Google and Verizon have today paved the way for a future ‘two-tier’ internet in which companies can pay extra to make sure their services get through.

In a joint statement the two firms called for a new, premium connection which would let internet service providers, such as Virgin, charge more for certain services over faster, higher-quality lines.

But critics have accused Google and Verizon of plotting to carve up the internet to suit big, established firms like themselves. Continue reading

Clash of the Classes: Does Rush Limbaugh Finally Get It?

(Infowars) – Last week Rush Limbaugh — mockingly called the leader of the Republican party by limo liberals in the corporate media — talked about Angelo M. Codevilla’s article published in the current issue of The American Spectator, America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution. Codevilla points out something many of us have know for some time — both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and the White House represent the interests of the ruling class. Continue reading

Economy

(SilverBearCafe) – ShadowStats: CPI-Alt Running 4.3%, Gold $2,382, Silver $139

There is almost no doubt in my mind that we will see these prices for gold and silver. I am just not sure exactly how we will get there, and when. But I expect the unexpected, or at least that which is not expected by the many.

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Consumer Metrics Institute: In about 20 days the 2010 slowdown could be more severe on a day-to-day basis than the 2008 ‘Great Recession’ – Read More Here

(Reuters) – Consumer Prices Drop, Sentiment Sours

Weak energy costs pushed U.S. consumer prices down for a third straight month in June while consumer sentiment dropped to a near one-year low in July, highlighting the sluggishness of the economic recovery. Read More Here

(ActivistPost) – Goldman Sachs Mafia Pays Hush Money to the S.E.C. Police

The New York Times reported yesterday that the criminal gang at Goldman Sachs is paying a $550 million “fine” to the Securities and Exchange Commission to “settle” their fraud case. If approved, the settlement would “represent only a small financial dent for Goldman, which reported $13.38 billion in profit last year.”

Meanwhile, Goldman Sach’s shares rose 5% in after-hours trading alone on the news adding about $3.5 billion in value to their market cap. Ah, life is good for the banksters at the top of the pyramid, especially when the media is on your side too. The New York Times piece went on to say: Read More Here

Video: Bob Chapman – The United States Middle Class is being Wiped-Out!!! – Alex Jones Tv –

Alex talks with regular Friday guest Bob Chapman, publisher of the the International Forecaster newsletter, a compendium of information on business, finance, economics and social and political issues worldwide, which reaches 10,000 investors and brokers monthly. Chapman became a stockbroker in 1960 and retired in 1988. For 18 of those years he owned his own brokerage firm and was probably the largest gold and silver stockbroker in the world during that period. Starting in 1967 Mr. Chapman began writing articles on business, finance, economics and politics having been printed and reprinted over the years in over 200 publications. He owned and wrote the Gary Allen Report, which had 30,000 subscribers. Continue reading

The New Civil Wars Within the West

(OilPrice) – Internecine civil wars are underway almost everywhere within the West, and most virulently in the United States of America. They are not yet kinetic wars, but wars of grinding prepositioning, the kind which lead to foregone conclusions without a shot being fired. They are wars of survival, nonetheless, because the basic architecture for national strength is being altered incrementally or dramatically. And, in many cases, consciously.

Almost all of the strategic restructuring of states is occurring in large part as a result of an accumulation of wealth; an accumulation and value of which is seen as permanent. This has resulted in the hubris — expressed by those who did not earn it — of triumph in the Cold War. This is a Western phenomenon because the widespread growth of wealth, the creation of freedoms classically associated with democracy, resulted — as it must inevitably result — in complacencies which in turn led to a “vote too far”: the extension of the democratic franchise to those who do not help in the creation of wealth.

Once the voting franchise of the West reached the point where those who sought benefits outweighed those who created benefits, the tipping point was reached. The situation of de facto “class warfare” thus emerges automatically under such circumstances, and the envy of those who take against those who provide erupts into “rights” and “entitlement”. By deifying “democracy” above justice, the enfranchised non-producers could always outvote the producers. We are at this point. The result can only be collapse, or restructuring around a Cæsar or a Bonaparte until, eventually, a productive hierarchy reappears, usually after considerable pain. Read entire article

Economy

(ABC) – Factory Orders Drop More Than Expected – Read More Here

(CNNMoney) – Job recovery hits a wall – Read More Here

(Independent) – Johann Hari: How Goldman gambled on starvation

Speculators set up a casino where the chips were the stomachs of millions. What does it say about our system that we can so casually inflict so much pain? Read More Here

(ATR) – Six Months to Go Until The Largest Tax Hikes in History

Personal income tax rates will rise. The top income tax rate will rise from 35 to 39.6 percent (this is also the rate at which two-thirds of small business profits are taxed). The lowest rate will rise from 10 to 15 percent. All the rates in between will also rise. Itemized deductions and personal exemptions will again phase out, which has the same mathematical effect as higher marginal tax rates. The full list of marginal rate hikes is below Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Walmart CEO Pay: More in an Hour Than Workers Get All Year? – Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Middle class families face a triple whammy

You don’t usually expect radical neo-Marxism from the International Monetary Fund – the last great bastion of capitalism, spreading the gospel about the free market to the furthest reaches of the world. And yet, hidden away in an obscure IMF report a few years back is a short sentence that explains precisely the problems that Britain, and the rest of the Western world, have been sleepwalking towards for years.

The claim made by the IMF’s Financial Stability Report in 2005, in a seemingly throwaway remark, was that households had become the financial system’s “shock absorber of last resort”. In other words, whereas in previous eras, much of the pain of recession and financial crisis was borne by businesses or governments, with families afforded some degree of protection by the pensions system or welfare state, it was now households who were far more likely to face the music. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Expired Unemployment Benefits Causing Panic, Desperation: ‘I’m Drowning Fast’

Debra Rousey of Gainesville, Georgia, says that she received an unemployment check of $194 last week, half the usual amount she receives, along with a letter announcing that this check would be her last. She is now in a complete panic over what to do next. Read More Here

(DailyCrux) – Doug Casey: Going to these colleges serves no useful purpose whatsoever

There is no point at all in going to a college today, unless you’re looking to learn a trade. Or, perhaps, because the people you meet in college might be of some future benefit to you. In other words, it’s pointless unless it’s Harvard, Princeton, Yale, or the like. Because of the classes? No. It’s because the kids that go to such schools are the most intelligent and ambitious “up and comers” – so the connections you make and the patina you get at these places can open a lot of doors. Read More Here

(FoxNews) – Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs“It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.” Read More Here

(July 1) – Video: Alex Jones Tv – Dollar Plunges After UN Call To Ditch Greenback! – Video Link Here

(July 1) – Video: Ron Paul – 114 Flip Flop on Audit The Fed Causing Bill to Fail 229 – 198

(AFP) – US jobless claims surge more than expected – Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Goldman Sachs Pressed By Born for Derivatives Data

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. refused a request from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to reveal how much it makes trading derivatives, saying the bank doesn’t separate the figure from other businesses. Read More Here

(CNNMoney) – House passes unemployment benefits extension

After a failed attempt earlier this week, the House voted to extend the deadline to file for federal jobless benefits Thursday. But the bill will be stuck in limbo as Congress takes a weeklong summer break.

The bill would extend the deadline to file for extended unemployment benefits through November, and would retroactively pay out claims to those who saw their benefits expire in May. Read More Here

(LRCBlog) – Audit-the-Fed Goes Down, 229-198

This is no surprise. Neither party wants to audit the counterfeiting enterprise that is at the dark heart of the regime. Read More Here

(EconomicCollapseBlog) – Mortgage Horror Stories: The U.S. Housing Industry Will Never Recover If Qualified People Can’t Get A Home Loan – Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – One million protest against Italy’s austerity cuts

About 100,000 people, according to union estimates, demonstrated in the central city of Bologna, capital of a traditionally leftist area with a strong labour movement. Read More Here

(TheHill) – Top Republican: Raise Social Security’s retirement age to 70

Boehner, the top Republican lawmaker in the House, said raising the retirement age by five years, indexing benefits to the rate of inflation and means-testing benefits would make the massive entitlement program more solvent. Read More Here

(USAToday) – National debt soars to highest level since WWII

The federal debt will represent 62% of the nation’s economy by the end of this year, the highest percentage since just after World War II, according to a long-term budget outlook released today by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Read More Here

Climategate

(WattsUpWithThat) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister: Climate Change bill a “load of rubbish” and “hoax”

Via Andrew Bolt in email, some surprising revelations about New Zealand’s Prime minister and his previous opinion of the ETS. It appears he has done a complete about face from his very strong opinions of 2005. Read More Here

(WattsUpWithThat) – Climate Craziness of the Week: The AGU peddles a mammoth climate change theory – Read More Here

Video

(RawStory) – Video: MSNBC’s Ratigan – Stock market an ‘obviously corrupt’ fraud

On his afternoon show Tuesday, MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan explained why he believes the usual explanations given in the media for why the stock market went up or down on a given day are nonsense.

“Seventy percent of the volume [of trades on the stock market] is computers that are run by the banks playing ping pong with stocks for 10 seconds at at time,” Ratigan said. Continue reading

The Transnational Homeland Security State and the Decline of Democracy – When Empire Hits Home, Part 4

(GlobalResearch) – As the western world is thrown into debt bondage and the harsh reality of the draconian economic ‘reforms’ to follow, a social collapse seems increasingly inevitable. We will soon witness the collapse of western ‘civilization’. The middle classes of the west will dissolve into the lower labour class. The wealthy class, already nearly at par with the middle class in terms of total consumption, will become the only consuming class. Read More Here

The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America

“The American oligarchy spares no pains in promoting the belief that it does not exist, but the success of its disappearing act depends on equally strenuous efforts on the part of an American public anxious to believe in egalitarian fictions and unwilling to see what is hidden in plain sight.”Michael Lind, To Have and to Have Not

Yes, of course, we all have very strong differences of opinion on many issues. However, like our Founding Fathers before us, we must put aside our differences and unite to fight a common enemy. Continue reading

Economy

Video: Who Is Peter Schiff? – View Video Here

(Reuters) – U.S. Postal Service risks taxpayer bailout: GAO

The U.S. Postal Service could be on its way to a taxpayer bailout unless it takes extreme steps to become financially viable, according to a congressional report released on Monday. Read More Here

(Examiner) – With 1 in 5 Americans out of work, Obama issues over a million green cards

The Department of Homeland Security has just reported that during 2009, they issued 1,130,818 new Green Cards to foreign nationals, allowing them to work legally in this country. That number represents the fourth highest number of cards issued in one year. Read More Here

(Bi-Me) – I own my physical gold and I will never sell it, says Marc Faber

Marc Faber, the Swiss fund manager and Gloom Boom & Doom editor, warns that when the next crisis hits, ‘you’d see people flee from all paper currencies into precious metals’. Read More Here

(IcelandReview) – Iceland Crisis Report: Banks’ Owners Owed the Most

The majority owners of the three largest Icelandic banks, Kaupthing, Landsbanki and Glitnir, and of the investment bank Straumur-Burdarás, were also their largest debtors, as the Special Investigative Commission’s crisis report, which was made public yesterday, has revealed. Read More Here

(WasTimes) – Income falls 3.2% during Obama’s term

Real personal income for Americans – excluding government payouts such as Social Security – has fallen by 3.2 percent since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Read More Here

(C4L) – The Income Tax and American Servitude

With April 15 almost upon us, this would be a good time to remind ourselves of how the income tax contributed to the destruction of American liberty. Read More Here

(Fox) – Video: Freedom Watch – New Tax Plan Creates Class Warfare – View Video Here

Video: Gerald Celente – Network & Prepare to Survive – Read More Here

(MarketTicker) – Did The Fed Just (Surreptitiously) Bail Out Europe?

No, not just Greece – all of Europe. Without Congressional authorization or notice, of course. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Richest Virginians get biggest Obama tax cuts

Virginia’s richest 1 percent of residents got on average $1,595 each from federal tax cuts in the 2009 stimulus law signed by President Barack Obama — the biggest average benefit for affluent taxpayers in all U.S. states, said a study released on Tuesday. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Study: U.S. workload has increased

If it seems like you’re working harder than you used to, it’s probably not your imagination. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – IMF Prepares For Global Cataclysm, Expands Backup Rescue Facility By Half A Trillion For “Contribution To Global Financial Stability” – Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – ‘The Fourteenth Banker,’ Anonymous Bank Insider, Describes His Moral Crisis: ‘The System Is Built To Be Gamed’

“The system is built to be gamed.” – “The voices of dissent are not being heard.”
These are the words of an anonymous executive at one of America’s 10 largest banks, who after many years of watching the worst of Wall Street’s ethics transform his company, has decided to speak out. Read More Here

Economy

(WSJ) – U.S. Is Riskier Than Euro Zone; So Says CDS Market

Something troubling has occurred in the market for default protection on the debt of the world’s biggest borrower. Read More Here

(WSJ) – Treasurys Sink After Poor Sale

Treasury prices fell hard after a poor five-year auction that escalated concerns about the government’s ability to sell its massive amounts of debt. Read More Here

(KCTV5) – Folger’s To Close KC Coffee Plant

The J.M. Smucker Company announced Wednesday it will close its Kansas City Folger’s Coffee plant in the summer of 2012. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Lehman Brothers: Warehouse for junk loans – View Video Here

(TheSun) – CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling has delivered his last crucial budget — and plunged the country further into debt. – Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – JP Morgan Paid $1.9 Billion For Washington Mutual And Now It Wants A $1.4 Billion Tax Refund

JPMorgan Chase is negotiating with the FDIC for a tax refund related to its acquisition of Washington Mutual that could amount to $1.4 billion, The Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning Read More Here

(DailyTelegraph) – Gordon Brown told to explain why he sold Britain’s gold reserves

Gordon Brown has been ordered to release information before the general election about his controversial decision to sell Britain’s gold reserves. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Poll Reveals Americans Hate Wall Street

Americans are leery about creating a new federal agency to make consumer-protection rules for mortgages and credit cards and would prefer to enhance the existing powers of banking regulators. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – States Sue Over Overhaul That Will Bust State Budgets

President Barack Obama faces a fight over the health-care overhaul from states that sued today because the legislation’s expansion of Medicaid imposes a fiscal strain on their cash-strapped budgets. Read More Here

(WallStreetJournal) – Economic Stimulus Bill May Give J.P. Morgan a Tax Refund of $1.4 Billion

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is nearing a deal that would allow it to benefit from a tax refund of as much as $1.4 billion, becoming the latest company to tap a little-noticed plank in an economic stimulus bill. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Social Inequality in America: Widening Income Disparities

The “aristocracy of our moneyed incorporations” has never conceded a thing, not even to suppress a revolt. This “opulent minority” does not “give” what it does not intend to begin to claw back with its cold, non-living corporate “hand” before the ink is dry on the signatures on treaties, the Fourteenth Amendment, even the New Deal, perhaps the greatest bowl of gruel ever cooked up by an oligarchy. Read More Here

(EpochTimes) – Most Japanese Airports in Debt, Face Closure

The majority of Japanese airports are facing serious financial problems and may be forced to close unless they attract more passengers, according to a Japanese Ministry of Transport survey, reports the Japan Times. Read More Here

(FinancialArmageddon) – Is the stock market being manipulated?

Larry Doyle, a long-time Wall Street veteran and publisher of the Sense on Cents blog, hosts a Sunday night show, “No Quarter Radio’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle,” on Blog Talk Radio. In this week’s edition, which features an interview with Phil Davis of Phil’s Stock World, Larry raises a question that a few of us, who are amazed at and unsettled by the willingness of investors to throw caution to the wind and repeat the mistakes of the past (see “Back Buying the Same Kind of Crap” for one example), have occasionally wondered about ourselves: Read More Here

(MyBudget360) – How the Middle Class Slowly Evaporated in the Last 40 Years

Loss of Manufacturing, Bank Deregulation, Hyper Consumption, and Short-term Profit Seeking from Wall Street Read More Here

(DailyBell) – Global Economy Spins Out of Control? – Read More Here

(Spiegel) – German Shipping Faces Wave of Financing Problems

As recently as 2008, container ships were transporting record amounts of products across the world’s oceans. Now, many German shipping companies are struggling to pay for the vessels they ordered during the boom. Their banks could be in trouble, too. Read More Here

(CSPAN) – Video: Ron Paul Vs Tiny Tim Geithner-You Got Us In A Bigger Mess – View Video Here

America’s Impending Master Class Dictatorship

(Kitco) – FOREWORD: At certain times, focusing on the big picture is important not just for investment success, but for personal welfare, and even survival. We believe such times are here. It is estimated that 98% of Americans have never held a gold coin in their hands. Yet 100% of Americans regularly handle Federal Reserve Notes. From a contrarian standpoint, the financial message from those two statistics is clear. Even so, gold is much more than money or an investment medium; it stands for liberty and throughout history has facilitated escape and ensured freedom. Continue reading

Calling All Rebels – Chris Hedges

(Truthdig) – There are no constraints left to halt America’s slide into a totalitarian capitalism. Electoral politics are a sham. The media have been debased and defanged by corporate owners. The working class has been impoverished and is now being plunged into profound despair. The legal system has been corrupted to serve corporate interests. Popular institutions, from labor unions to political parties, have been destroyed or emasculated by corporate power. And any form of protest, no matter how tepid, is blocked by an internal security apparatus that is starting to rival that of the East German secret police. The mounting anger and hatred, coursing through the bloodstream of the body politic, make violence and counter-violence inevitable. Brace yourself. The American empire is over. And the descent is going to be horrifying. Read More Here

Conquest and Censorship

(GlobalResearch) – After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror’s army buried its fallen comrades, but left the corpses of the English defenders to rot in the fields where they lay.
Such is the brutal nature of war: the victor inflicts all manner of suffering and humiliation on the vanquished. Continue reading

Terrorism: The Most Meaningless and Manipulated Word – Glenn Greenwald

(Salon) – Yesterday, Joseph Stack deliberately flew an airplane into a building housing IRS offices in Austin, Texas, in order to advance the political grievances he outlined in a perfectly cogent suicide-manifesto.  Stack’s worldview contained elements of the tea party’s anti-government anger along with substantial populist complaints generally associated with “the Left” (rage over bailouts, the suffering of America’s poor, and the pilfering of the middle class by a corrupt economic elite and their government-servants).  All of that was accompanied by an argument as to why violence was justified (indeed necessary) to protest those injustices: Read More Here

Video: Michael Badnarik on Alex Jones Tv – Freedom is Our Responsibility

Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2004 elections. Badnarik suffered a heart attack in December and is now recovering. Continue reading

The Economic Elite Have Engineered an Extraordinary Coup, Threatening the Very Existence of the Middle Class

(AlterNet) – The economic elite have robbed us all. The amount of suffering in the United States of America is literally a crime against humanity. Read More Here

Agenda 21 Alert: The Sustainable Development of the Ruling Class

(Infowars) – The people of the United Kingdom are upset with the prospect of the French government buying the Port of Dover, when, in fact, they should be outraged!  It is not the French government that proposes to buy the Port,  but a governmental hybrid that follows the collectivists’ blueprint to take over the world’s profitable assets and land. Continue reading

The Goal of Modern Propaganda: Mythocracy – Cindy Sheehan

“The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.” Jacques Ellul
On Super Bowl Sunday, the reason that I wrote my new book: Myth America: 20 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution, literally hit home.
Since it was the Holy Day of Obligation for our national religion of Football, I headed for my health club because I have always been a heretic. I arrived there a little before kick off, so the club was still occupied, but after kick-off it was deserted. Continue reading

MSM: Obama “Open” On Middle Class Tax Increases

(BusinessWeek) – President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit. Continue reading

Banking and Housing Payments Devoured the Middle Class Income – 1 out of 10 Americans on Food Stamps and how the Fed Slowly Devalued the Dollars in your Wallet

It is a challenge to say that things are getting better when every month that goes by more Americans are losing their jobs or needing to apply for food assistance.  In the latest data for food assistance through SNAP we find that 200,000 more Americans were added to the program.  That now brings the total number of Americans on food assistance to 38,183,000.  1 out of 10 Americans are receiving food assistance.  For 2009 this cost the government $50 billion, up from $34 billion in 2008 and $30 billion in 2007.  It should be no surprise then that average Americans are questioning the viability of a middle class in the upcoming decade.

But even when we look at the balance sheet of the government, things are still not improving: Read More Here

MSM: Backdoor taxes to hit middle class

(Reuters) – The Obama administration’s plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade relies heavily on so-called backdoor tax increases that will result in a bigger tax bill for middle-class families. Continue reading

Theft! Were the US & UK central banks complicit in robbing the middle classes? – Albert Edwards

(ZeroHedge) – Mr Bernanke’s in-house Fed economists have found that the Fed wasn’t responsible for the boom which subsequently turned into the biggest bust since the 1930s. Are those the same Fed staffers whose research led Mr Bernanke to assert in Oct. 2005 that “there was no housing bubble to go bust”? The reasons for the US and the UK central banks inflating the bubble range from incompetence and negligence to just plain spinelessness. Let me propose an alternative thesis. Did the US and UK central banks collude with the politicians to ‘steal’ their nations’ income growth from the middle classes and hand it to the very rich? Continue reading

Haiti’s tragedy: A crime of US imperialism

(WSWS) – The immense death and suffering inflicted upon the people of Haiti by the January 12 earthquake has laid bare a massive international crime by US imperialism, which prepared this catastrophe with a century of oppression and is now attempting to exploit the disaster for its own ends. Continue reading

Video: Class Day Lecture 2009 – The Uniqueness of Humans

On June 13, 2009, Robert Sapolsky, world renowned professor of neurology, neurological sciences, neurosurgery and biological sciences gave the class day lecture in association with commencement weekend 2009. Continue reading

Video: Godfrey Bloom on Alex Jones Tv – The International Super Class and Their Global Warming Agenda!

Alex welcomes to the show Godfrey Bloom, a Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber for the United Kingdom Independence Party. Bloom points to independent scientific research that demonstrates that CO2 is not a problem and says 2050 will not see catastrophic and apocalyptic events related to climate. Bloom believes the debate is over. Continue reading

Compulsory Private Health Insurance: Just Another Bailout of the Financial Sector?

Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is quoted as warning two centuries ago:

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an underground dictatorship. . . . The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom.” Continue reading

Obamacare To Cost Middle Class Families $15,000 A Year

(PaulWatson) – Families struggling in the midst of a deep recession who earn a combined total greater than $88,200 and don’t have their health care covered by their employer will be hit with a mandatory annual fee of about $15,000 according to the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the final Senate Obamacare bill. Continue reading

Bankruptcy and Fiscal Collapse: The Global Economic Crisis will experience a Tipping Point in Spring 2010

LEAP/E2020 believes that the global systemic crisis will experience a new tipping point from Spring 2010. Indeed, at that time, the public finances of the major Western countries are going to become unmanageable, as it will simultaneously become clear that new support measures for the economy are needed because of the failure of the various stimuli in 2009 (1), and that the size of budget deficits preclude any significant new expenditures. Continue reading

Kucinich: ‘Class war is over, working people lost’

(RawStory) – Reflecting on the growing divide between Wall Street and Main Street, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Wednesday offered a powerful critique on the state of the economy in an open committee hearing. Continue reading

Video: Elizabeth Warren – Death of the Middle Class

(MSNBC) – Warren discusses Tarp extension, Obama jobs program and gives a disturbing prediction of the death of America’s middle class. Continue reading

Obama and the fiscal crisis of the states

The class character of the Obama administration is clearly indicated by one statistic: President Obama has made available more than $12 trillion in cash infusions, loans and guarantees to the financial industry, but for state governments that are facing massive budget deficits, Obama has thus far provided only one quarter of 1 percent of that amount in federal stimulus funds—about $30 billion. Continue reading

How the Feds Imprison the Innocent

Authors of serious books seldom have cause to celebrate, but Larry Stratton and I have two reasons to open the champagne. Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, has announced a second printing of the second edition of The Tyranny of Good Intentions, and the noted civil libertarian and defense attorney, Harvey Silverglate, has just published a book covering many of the same legal cases and vetting our conclusion that in the United States every American is in grave danger from unscrupulous prosecutors who target the innocent. Continue reading

Marx and Lenin Revisited – Paul Craig Roberts

“Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.” Karl Marx
If Karl Marx and V. I. Lenin were alive today, they would be leading contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics. Continue reading

US Census Bureau report: 40 million living in poverty

The overall poverty rate in the US rose to 13.2 percent in 2008, as workers across all sectors of the economy became jobless and increasing numbers of families were forced into destitution, according to a new government report. Real median household income also declined by 3.6 percent. Continue reading

Video: Video From G20 the Corporate Media Will Never Show You

In the videos here, we get an idea of what the federalized and militarized police in Pittsburgh really think of the First Amendment. The victims shown below are not government provocateurs or anarchists, but middle class students. Continue reading

MSM: Global warming propaganda infiltrates schools

(WAExam) – Scientists see no temperature increase (on average) in the oceans or on the surface of the Earth over the last decade. That hasn’t stopped an activist group from infiltrating high schools with the panicky message that we are on the verge of a “planetary emergency” due to global warming. Continue reading

MSM: Dyke in BBC ‘conspiracy’ claim

(BBC) – The BBC is part of a “conspiracy” preventing the “radical changes” needed to UK democracy, the corporation’s former director general has said. Continue reading

DUI & Prohibition Laws are Killing Our Middle Class

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
Our government has lost focus of their primary responsibility to serve the public’s best interest; to viciously pursue an unsustainable agenda for revenue and control through DUI /Prohibition law. Continue reading

EUISS: What ambitions for Europeans defence in 2020?

Those of you who are aware that many of the global elite are eugenicists and want to reduce the population by 80% and who have the common sense to see that there will eventually come a point where (some) people will revolt against their global political and financial agenda, will find this document of particular interest. Continue reading

“We don’t want your tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to trash the planet” The Federal Reserve, 2009 – Robert Singer

(Robert Singer) – Having trouble understanding the events since the October 2008 financial crisis?
Any of this sound familiar:
* · Banks hoarding their TARP funds
* · Gas prices going up when they should be going down
* · Automobile dealerships closed without regard to profitability
* · Health Care reform: The Kevorkian is out of jail early Continue reading

US debt to hit $20 trillion by 2020

Forecasts published this week by the Obama administration and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate that the US national debt will nearly double over the next 10 years to about $20 trillion. Continue reading