Economy

(LondonTelegraph) – Federal Reserve cautions on US economic growth – Read More Here

(PeoplesWorld) – Texas poor say “No more!” – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Consumer Spending is Flat, Unemployment is Rising: The Case for a Second Round of Economic Stimulus – Mike Whitney – Read More Here

REPOST (CNBC) – Soros Says Germany Could Cause Euro Collapse

German’s budget savings policy risks destroying the European project and a collapse of the euro cannot be ruled out, billionaire investor George Soros said in a newspaper interview released on Wednesday. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Deutsche Bank: U.S. Financial Conditions Just Collapsed Back To Crisis Levels

Financial conditions appear to have worsened substantially in recent quarters based on our update of the broad index of US financial variables presented earlier this year at the US Monetary Policy Forum. In the wake of recent developments in Europe, increased stress in financial markets has pushed that index halfway back to its immediate post- Lehman crisis lows. Read More Here

(BeforeItsNews) – Russia buys 16 percent of global gold production

According to the Russian Central Bank, Russian gold reserves just hiked 1.1 million ounces in May. Given global mining production is just 6.8 million ounces a month, this represents 16.1% of monthly global mining production.

This is the largest one month purchase of gold by the Russian Central Bank, which has been buying gold at a rate of 250,000 ounces a month for the past three years, and comes just as Putin is pushing for a single world currency and last week revealed the currency’s first proof coin. Read More Here

(WSJ) – Small Banks and Big Risks – Read More Here

(AlterNet) – The Bank Lobby Gets Desperate on Derivatives – Read More Here

(WSJ) – States Face New Pinch as Stimulus Ebbs

Tax Receipts Aren’t Rebounding Quickly Enough to Offset Declining Federal Aid; Push for Additional Medicaid Help Stalls Read More Here

(WSJ) – Video: Opinion Journal – Here Come the Tax Increases – Video Link Here

(CBS5) – Oakland To Send Out Layoff Notices To 200 Officers

Despite concerns about the city’s violent crime, the Oakland City Council on Tuesday voted to send out layoff notices to 200 police officers.

There seemed to be little choice. The city is facing years of multi million dollar deficits, and the public safety budget is a rich target representing about half the general fund. Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – China Officially Disses the Dollar (and Treasury Debt)

The Peoples Bank of China has announced that it will no longer fix its currency in terms of the dollar. Instead it will manage the yuan against a basket of currencies. Read More Here

Climategate

(Telegraph) – Japanese told to go to bed an hour early to cut carbon emissions

Japanese households are being urged to go to bed one hour earlier than normal in order to help tackle climate change. Read More Here

(June 24) – Video: Lord Christopher Monckton: The Global Warming Take Over Grid – Alex Jones Tv

Alex also talks with British consultant, policy adviser, writer, columnist, and hereditary peer, Lord Christopher Monckton. Continue reading

Economy

(GoldScents) – STILL JUST A BABY BULL

It’s sad to say but I’m afraid 90/95% of all retail traders/investors are not going to successfully ride the gold bull. The reason of course is that they are deathly afraid of draw downs. It’s glaringly apparent every time gold pulls back or suffers the slightest correction. Immediately a slew of traders come on the blog and warn of impending doom. “Gold is going to $600” (think Elliot wave). Some are even brave (maybe I should say ‘foolish’) enough to short. Here is one we hear alot lately, “miners are going to get crushed if the stock market enters a new leg down in the secular bear market”.

Pure nonsense!

Let me show you what happened to gold and miners during the 2000-2003 bear market. Read More Here

(Alternet) – Why Banks Try to Make Borrowers Feel Like Sinners When They Can’t Pay off Their Mortgages

Crazy views about homeownership are helping the very bankers who screwed us in the first place. Read More Here

(TheComingDepression) – World economies on verge of currency revaluations to deal with debt

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” — Henry Ford
Basically what the world central banks are doing is increasing their money by devaluing it (printing more than it’s worth) and giving it to banks so that they can lend it. Then, when things pick up, simply take the money back and destroy it. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Euro ‘will be dead in five years’

The euro will have broken up before the end of this Parliamentary term, according to the bulk of economists taking part in a wide-ranging economic survey for The Sunday Telegraph. Read More Here

Economy

(CNN) – U.S. declares fisheries disaster in oily Gulf

Fishing is a $2.4 billion industry in the Gulf states. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour requested the declaration, “based on the loss of access to many commercial fisheries and the existing and anticipated environmental damage from this unprecedented event,” the statement said. Read More Here

(OftWoMinds) – Going Long, Going Deep, Going Broke: ZIRP and the Imploding Speculative Economy

A slow-growth real economy has been replaced with a credit-based speculative financial economy dependent on low interest rates and systemic fraud to survive. It is now imploding on a global scale. Read More Here

(DailyBail) – SPECIAL TREATMENT: Bailout Of Bank With Obama Ties Raises Eyebrows; Citi, Goldman, Taxpayers To Rescue

Sources said Tuesday that after overnight meetings, a group of Wall Street giants and some Chicago banks agreed to provide ShoreBank $125 million to $140 million. The saviors range from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. to Chicago’s Northern Trust Corp. and PrivateBancorp Inc., sources said. A new infusion of about $20 million from GE Capital pushed ShoreBank over the top, they said. Read More Here

(C4L) – More Blank Checks to the Military Industrial Complex – Ron Paul

Congress, with its insatiable appetite for spending, is set to pass yet another “supplemental” appropriations bill in the next two weeks. So-called supplemental bills allow Congress to spend beyond even the 13 annual appropriations bills that fund the federal government. These are akin to a family that consistently outspends its budget, and therefore needs to use a credit card to make it through the end of the month. Read More Here

(EuroNews) – Romanians protest wage and pension cuts

In one of the largest mass protests since the fall of communism, around 50,000 Romanians took to the streets of Bucharest on Wednesday.

They are furious at drastic cuts to state wages and pensions proposed by the government to reduce the country’s ballooning budget deficit. Read More Here

(Reuters) – IMF: Spain must make wide ranging reforms, weak recovery

Spain must make far reaching, comprehensive reforms, including to the labour market, while its economic recovery remains fragile, The International Monetary Fund said on Monday. “The challenges are severe: a dysfunctional labor market, the deflating property bubble, a large fiscal deficit, heavy private sector and external indebtedness, anemic productivity growth, weak competitiveness, and a banking sector with pockets of weakness,” the IMF said in an annual report on Spain. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Gold Rising as Euro Weakens Spurs More Speculation

Speculators are buying gold faster than the world’s biggest producers can mine it as analysts forecast a 27 percent rally that may extend the longest run of annual gains since at least 1920. Read More Here

(USAToday) – Private pay shrinks to historic lows

Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of this year, a USA TODAY analysis of government data finds. Read More Here

(TheEconomicCollapse) – 25 Questions To Ask Anyone Who Is Delusional Enough To Believe That This Economic Recovery Is Real

If you listen to the mainstream media long enough, you just might be tempted to believe that the United States has emerged from the recession and is now in the middle of a full-fledged economic recovery. In fact, according to Obama administration officials, the great American economic machine has roared back to life, stronger and more vibrant than ever before. But is that really the case? Read More Here

(WND) – Obama to snatch up to 75% of your income – Jerome Corsi

Federal government could confiscate more than half of everything earned Read More Here

(MarketWatch) – Warning: Crash Dead Ahead. Sell. Get Liquid. Now

Commentary: ‘Game’s in the refrigerator.’ Power’s turning off. Dow sinking below 6,470 Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Video: Marc Faber – Greece Is Just a Write-off – Video Link Here

(CNBC) – Video: Peter Schiff on CNBC – is US The Next Greece or Japan? Continue reading

Monetary Dictatorship

(CampaignForLiberty) – If you’re an American taxpayer, you should expect to receive a thank-you note from dole recipients in Greece fairly soon. The reason is that Barack Obama, working with his cohorts at the Federal Reserve, is using your money to bail out the Greek welfare state, thereby enabling dole recipients in Greece to continue receiving their dole.

The problem is that for decades the Greek government has been doing what the U.S. government and many other regimes have been doing: borrowing to the hilt to fund dole payments to welfare recipients. In the hope that Euro officials would not discover how bad things were in Greece, Greek officials were falsifying their financial reports. Unlike the U.S. government which has a Federal Reserve central bank, the Greek government couldn’t simply print up the money to pay off its debts. That’s because it’s part of the Euro zone, where German officials have traditionally opposed such a policy. Continue reading

It’s All Unraveling Even As It All Comes Together

“My heart bleeds for America.  …There is a plot against both your civil and religious liberties, and they will be lost. You have nothing but trouble before you.”—George Whitefield (1714-1770)

”…know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jerimiah 29:11 NKJV

(CanadaFreePress) – You say Marxists are running our government, Armageddon’s ready to break out in the Middle East; the economy’s set to collapse; Europe’s ready to implode, and America’s primed to detonate?  Is that what’s bothering you, Bunky?

Yeah, well, take a number and get in line.

Like Rip Van Winkle awaked from a hundred-year-doze, patriotic Americans are awakening to the lies we’ve been fed, and the dire straits we are in.

Patriots are questioning not only the veracity of the Lame Stream Media (LSM), our politicians, and religious leaders, but also fundamental “institutions,” such as the Fed, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), the UN, the 14th Amendment, income tax, and government itself. link

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Economy

(TheStar) – European debt fears batter TSX

Fears that the effects of a government debt crisis could push Europe into a severe economic downturn sent the Toronto stock market tumbling Monday. Read More Here

(ComedyCentral) – Video: The Daily Show with John Stewart on Hoarders – Video Link Here

U.S. Debt Clock – View Clock Here

(ChartingStocks) – Why Gold And The Dollar Are BOTH Rising

An unusual dynamic has taken shape over the last few months – Both the US Dollar and Gold have been rising together. Normally, such a movement would seem counter intuitive as Gold is a commodity and commodities tend to move in the opposite direction of the US dollar. Read More Here

(FT) – Financial Crises Getting Worse Worldwide

The pace and severity of financial crises has taken an ominous turn for the worse. Over the past 30 years, a crisis has occurred, on average, every three years. Yet, now, only 18 months after the meltdown of late 2008, Europe’s sovereign debt crisis has hit with full force. With one crisis seemingly begetting another, and the fuse between crises now getting shorter and shorter, the world economy is on a very treacherous course. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Sears and Kmart to offer cash-for-gold service

Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O), which expanded its layaway program to help cash-strapped consumers pay for purchases during the recession, is now helping its customers exchange their jewelry for cash as gold prices soar. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – `There’s No Money Left,’ U.K. Minister Learns From Predecessor

Arriving for work at the U.K. Treasury last week, the incoming chief secretary, David Laws, found a note from his predecessor, Liam Byrne, offering advice on the job.
“Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid to tell you there’s no money left,” Laws cited it as saying. Read More Here

Implode-O-Meter: Vicious Cycle – View Meter Here

(Bloomberg) – ‘There’s No Money Left,’ U.K. Minister Learns

Arriving for work at the U.K. Treasury last week, the incoming chief secretary, David Laws, found a note from his predecessor, Liam Byrne, offering advice on the job.

“Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid to tell you there’s no money left,” Laws cited it as saying.

“Which was honest,” Laws, whose position is the No. 2 in the Treasury after the chancellor of the exchequer, told a press conference in London today. “But slightly less than I was expecting.”

The note underscores the task facing Britain’s Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition as it seeks to reconcile demand for improved health and education services with promises to reduce the largest budget deficit since World War II. Read More Here

(May 16) – Video: Alex Breaks Down “Death of The Middle Class” on Alex Jones Tv Sunday Editon

Alex breaks down the international banking cartels continued plunder of the middle class here in america and how far they will go. – Part 1 Here Part 2 Here

(TimesOnline) – Germans lose faith in EU

The multi-billion-euro payout for Greece, followed by an even more expensive rescue package for the threatened single currency, has created the greatest political climate change in a generation. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Stocks, Euro Plunge on Concern Austerity Plans to Curb Recovery

Asian stocks fell the most in almost six months, led by the Shanghai Composite Index’s 5 percent plunge, the euro dropped to its lowest against the dollar since 2006 and the cost of insuring bonds from default jumped on concern European austerity measures will derail the recovery. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Financial Terrorists Want Global Currency, Global Central Bank

During a recent speech at a conference of elitists in Zurich Switzerland, IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn called for the introduction of a global currency backed by a global central bank which would act as the “lender of last resort” in the event of a severe economic crisis, which would represent another lurch towards fascist centralization of power by financial terrorists busy exploiting the fiscal chaos they created in order to impose world government.

Stating that “crisis is an opportunity,” Strauss-Kahn said that globalists should exploit the financial chaos plaguing the world in order to push for “a new global currency issued by a global central bank”. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Germans Fantasize About New Rich-Nation Currency Bloc That Doesn’t Even Include France

Tonight’s must-read comes from Ambrose-Evans Pritchard at The Telegraph who offers some clear views on why the EU’s big shock & awe rescue plan is not having its desired result — why it hasn’t fully instilled confidence. Read More Here

(EconomicCollapseBlog) – The Extreme Frustration Of Unemployed Americans

When Barack Obama visited Buffalo recently, he was greeted by a billboard advertisement with a very pointed message about unemployment. In just a few words it summarized the frustrations of an entire region. The billboard along I-190 had this very simple message for Obama: ”Dear Mr. President, I need a freakin job. Period. Sincerely, inafj.org.” As word about this billboard got out, it quickly made headlines all over the United States. Why? Well, the truth is that millions of hard working Americans are extremely frustrated about their lack of work right now. When you don’t have a job and you can’t provide for your family, very little else seems to matter. In fact, according to a recent Gallup poll, unemployment is now the second most important issue to American voters. The number one issue is the economy. Read More Here

(AFP) – Euro rescue package ‘just buys time’: Merkel

A trillion-dollar package to shore up ailing eurozone economies merely buys time until the deficits of certain members of the 16-member zone are cleaned up, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. Read More Here

(SilverBearCafe) – Rigging the Markets – How They Do It

While the rest of the financial world struggles, it might seem strange that four of the largest US banks have made record profits this past quarter – and not just on average, but every single trading day. Too good to be true? Indeed. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Detroit’s Unemployment Rate Is Nearly 50%, According to the Detroit News

As many have noted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which culls federal unemployment data, does not account for all of the jobless in its widely-quoted national unemployment figures. Among those omitted: part-time workers who are looking for full-time jobs and frustrated job seekers who abandon their job search altogether. Read More Here

(BeverlyHillsCourier) – Flood Of Calif. Businesses Abandon State

Numerous California businesses are packing up their bags and trading in the blue skies and hot weather to head east.

The Courier obtained a copy of the businesses leaving California this year. They are: Read More Here

(SKOptionsTrading) – Where next for Gold?

So far in 2010, all eyes in the gold market have been looking up at $1225 wondering whether gold get back to that all time high? Now that question has been answered yet another arises, where next for gold? Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Video: Ron Paul – Those Who Voted Against Audit The Fed Will Pay The Price

Texas Congressman Ron Paul appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box earlier today to discuss the financial crisis and his ongoing effort to audit the Federal Reserve.

Paul, speaking publicly for the first time since the Senate passed a watered down version of his HR1207 amendment to fully audit the Fed, said that those who had essentially voted for more Fed power would see repercussions. Continue reading

Video: Keiser Report № 42 – Markets! Finance! Scandal!

This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of perfect trading days; PIIGS flying only to fall to earth five minutes later when markets realize the Euro-Tarp financiers are themselves bankrupt debt pigs; and Max Keiser explains high frequency terrorism in the Manchurian candidate markets. In the second half of the show, Max interviews post-neoclassical economic philosopher Damon Vrabel about the European bailout, the financial empire and the IMF, and how the right kind of republic can provide some solutions.

Economy

(LewRockwell) – Beware the Recent Situation in Greece: It Will Happen Here! – Gary D. Barnett – Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Mervyn King: “World’s Worst Financial Crisis Ever”

Bank of England Governor Mervyn King says: “We are still halfway through the world’s worst financial crisis ever.” He is in good company.

The following experts have said that the economic crisis could be worse than the Great Depression: Read More Here

(CalculatedRisk) – California: “Absolutely terrible” budget cuts to be announced at 4 PM ET – Read More Here

(YahooFinance) – Video: TechTicker – Dow Tumbles as “Disintegration” Fears Haunt Europe

Hopes that a massive $1 trillion bailout for Europe would hold the financial markets together came unglued Friday. Stocks tumbled around the world and the U.S. followed suit. Heading into the close, the Dow was down more than 230 points. – Video Link Here

(GeorgeWashingtonBlog) – The Bailout of Big American Banks Has Cost Trillions More Than We’ve Been Told

Granted, the $700 billion dollar TARP bailout was a massive bait-and-switch. The government said it was doing it to soak up toxic assets, and then switched to saying it was needed to free up lending. It didn’t do that either. Indeed, the Fed doesn’t want the banks to lend.

True, as I wrote in March 2009: Read More Here

(MarketWatch) – The second debt storm

The debt mountain that brought down some of the world’s biggest banks and dragged the international financial system to the brink of disaster has simply shifted to governments. Now it’s threatening countries around the globe — and, if left unchecked, could rip the very fabric of Europe’s economic system and wreck economic recoveries in the U.S., China and Latin America. Read More Here

(USAWatchdog) – Is the Financial System Corrupt?

Recent headlines coming out of the financial world have been jaw dropping. Here are a few: Read More Here

(WSWS) – US media demands Greek-style austerity for American workers

In recent days, the US media—led by the standard bearer of American liberalism, the New York Times—has insisted that workers in the US, like their brethren in Greece, have been living the good life for far too long and must accept a drastic and permanent reduction in their living standards. Read More Here

(CNBC) – Video: The Economy & Your Portfolio with Rick Santelli ‘This European Crisis Should Be A Wake Up Call’

A look at the big issues facing the economy and how investors are playing them, with Michael Pento, of Delta Global, and Jordan Kimmel, of National Securities. Video Link Here

FLASHBACK – (WashingtonExaminer) – In 2005, U.S. intelligence warned of Euro econ crisis and EU’s demise unless welfare states downsized

In 2005, the National Intelligence Council prepared a prescient report warning that overextended welfare states could lead to economic crisis and possibly the collapse of the European Union sometime in the next 15 years: Read More Here

(FinanceMarkets) – US banks under investigation

Eight Wall Street banks are facing an investigation following allegations that they provided misleading information to several ratings agencies in order to gain a better rating for mortgage securities. Read More Here

(ChartingStocks) – Dollar Jump Resembles ‘08 Crash

On Wednesday, I wrote about the troubling signal given by the Volatility Index (VIX) as it surged in a manner which resembled the 2008 crash. Today we can add another market indicator to the “trouble” list – The US Dollar. Read More Here

(AlethoNews) – New Iran sanctions bill to kill 20,000 US jobs each year

Major US firms are warning Congress against passing legislation to impose new sanctions against Iran, saying such sanctions will further damage the US economy.

Boeing Co. and Exxon Mobil Corp. are lobbying to fend off tightened sanctions against Iran that business groups say will cut US exports. Read More Here

Video: The New World Order Currency Crisis

(Kitco) – Five Facts You Need to Know About the Financial System

Let’s connect the dots on the ENTIRE financial system right now. Read More Here

(LondonTelegraph) – US faces same problems as Greece, says Bank of England

Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, fears that America shares many of the same fiscal problems currently haunting Europe. He also believes that European Union must become a federalised fiscal union (in other words with central power to tax and spend) if it is to survive. Just two of the nuggets from one of the most extraordinary press conferences I have been to at the Bank. Read More Here

(LondonGuardian) – Nicolas Sarkozy threatened to pull France out of the euro

French president Nicolas Sarkozy threatened to pull his country out of the euro if other EU countries, especially Germany, did not agree to help rescue debt-laden Greece. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Volcker Sees Euro ‘Disintegration’ Risk From Greece

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said he’s concerned that the euro area may break up after the Greek fiscal crisis that sparked an unprecedented bailout by the region’s members. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Financial Chaos And The Smell Of Napalm In The Morning

What in God’s name should we make of it all? On Thursday, the New York Stock Exchange had its most severe plunge in history – nearly 1000 points, before it recovered minutes later. On Monday, it shot up 400 points, one of the biggest spikes in memory. All told, the variance was around 1400 points over the period of a couple of days.

The context for this, of course, is the financial turmoil that has spread from Greece and is sweeping across Europe, threatening the very existence of the European Union and the Euro as a common currency. Last week alone, it is estimated that global stock markets lost $3.7 trillion of their value as a result of this crisis (1). According to the Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, not even the Canadian economy is immune from the financial contagion. Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Geithner Briefs Super Power Elite, Friday Afternoon

In addition to Rockefeller and Lady de Rothschild, on Friday afternoon, Treasury Secretary Geithner will also meet with the other members of the Board of Directors of the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics to discuss the Administration’s agenda for economic growth and strengthening the global financial system.

Here’s the hefty list of the Institute’s Board of Directors: Read More Here

(HomeSolutionCounselors) – You are not in default. Freddie Mac is making your payments!

Yes it is true. I have seen it with my own eyes and IN WRITING. In our office we have on record a statement from Freddie Mac, which they submitted to the courts, that “Freddie Mac has made all relevant and required payments to the investors on behalf of the borrowers.” Did you catch that?!?!

Yes, Freddie Mac acting as the Master Servicer, has been making payments to the debt owners of a mortgage. How can the borrower be in default? Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Euro Breakup Talk Increases as Germany Loses Its Currency Proxy

What was conceived as a club for Europe’s strongest economies was expanded for political reasons, leaving the currency union with minimal powers to police deficit spending and no safety net for dealing with countries, like Greece, that veer toward default.

German officials are already debating what was unthinkable to the euro’s architects: that a currency union designed in its founding treaty to be “irrevocable” might not be. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said March 12 that expulsion from the euro may be the ultimate penalty for serial violators of debt rules. Read More Here

Economy Part 2

(C-Span) – Video: Ron Paul I Am Very Concerned About What’s Going To Happen!

(Reuters) – U.S. Senate rejects broader Fed audit amendment: May 11

The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment on Tuesday that would have exposed the Federal Reserve to broader scrutiny by Congress, which critics said would extend to monetary policy decisions. Read More Here

(DailyCrux) – Porter Stansberry: The U.S. dollar is about to implode – Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Unions warn of Greek-style riots in Britain against public sector cuts after court victory over capping of redundancies

Militant unions today sent a chilling warning of Greek-style strikes and protests after winning a major legal victory for civil servants made redundant.

The warning raises fears of months of chaos triggered by a furious public sector who refuse to accept painful changes to tackle Britain’s financial crisis. Read More Here

(Reuters) – FOREX-Euro falls as market doubts rescue package

The euro fell on Tuesday as the relief rally unleashed by an emergency aid package to prevent the spread of a euro zone debt crisis dissipated and the focus switched back to structural problems plaguing the bloc. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – The Second Leg of the Great Depression Was Caused by European Defaults

Many Americans know that the Great Depression was started by the bursting of the giant Wall Street bubble of the 1920’s (fueled by the use of bank deposits on speculative gambling, which is why Glass-Steagall was passed) , which in turn caused a run on American banks. Read More Here

Video: Gerald Celente on The Tommy Schnurmacher Show Continue reading

Video: Peter Schiff – Greece Should Have Been Allowed To Default

Economist Peter Schiff explains why Greece should have been allowed to default and not been bailed out, which will merely result in its debt being socialized and the people of Europe suffering while the underlying problem remains unchanged. Continue reading

Economy

(SkyNews) – Bid To Storm Irish Parliament Foiled

Protesters have clashed with police as they tried to break through the gates of the Irish parliament during a march against bank bailouts. Read More Here

(AmericanThinker) – The Failure of the Unfree Market

What we have here is the failure of the unfree market. That means the failure of Greece. And the other PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain). And Europe. And it means the U.S., too. It even includes the Great Recession. The modern welfare state is collapsing around us. Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – New UK Government To Be Infested With Bankers

One in ten new MPs has background in international banking Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – UK Economy May Be Allowed To Crash And Burn Like US Banking Giant

Analysts, Economists: Britain May Become Lehman To Greece’s Bear Stearns Read More Here

(Reuters) – Food-stamp tally nears 40 million, sets record – Read More Here

(FoxNews) – World Health Organization Moving Ahead on Billions in Internet and Other Taxes

The World Health Organization is moving full speed ahead with a controversial plan to impose billions of dollars in global consumer taxes on such things as Internet activity and everyday financial transactions like paying bills online — while its spending soars and its own financial house is in disarray. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – “Drop Dead Economics”: The Financial Crisis in Greece and the European Union – Michael Hudson

Riddle: How are the Greek rioters like America’s Tea Party movement?

Answer: Both reject government being taken over by the financial oligarchy to shift the tax burden onto labor. Read More Here

(USNews) – U.S. Cancer Costs Double in Two Decades

Study also finds that private insurance pays greater share today Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Tea Party Clueless About U.S. Tax Dollars Funding Bailout Heist

Silence from anti-tax movement on bailouts is deafening – and dangerous Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – The European Bailout: Not a Very Promising Start

Many people have written insightful criticisms of the European bailout. For example, Tyler Durden, Joe Weisenthal and Gregory White point out that the French banks are the real winners of the bailout (but don’t forget JP Morgan).

Ron Paul points out that the Fed opening its swap lines to Europe violated its promise to Congress not to do so. Paul also says the bailout will help lead to the destruction of all fiat paper currencies, ensuring that “gold will rule the roost”. Read More Here

(House.gov) – The Fed Is Using Its Cronies And Lobbyists To Stop Us From Auditing It – Ron Paul

It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that the measure to audit the Federal Reserve is coming under continuous fire from the central bank and its cronies. For the first time since the Federal Reserve was created nearly a century ago, they have hired an actual lobbyist to pound the pavement on Capitol Hill. This is a desperate effort to hang on to the privilege of secrecy and lack of accountability they have enjoyed for so long. Last week showed they are getting their money’s worth in the Senate. Read More Here

(WSJ) – Did a Big Bet Help Trigger ‘Black Swan’ Stock Swoon?

Shortly after 2:15 p.m. Eastern time last Thursday, hedge fund Universa Investments LP placed a big bet in the Chicago options trading pits that stocks would continue their sharp declines.

On any other day, this $7.5 million trade for 50,000 options contracts might have briefly hurt stock prices, though not caused much of a ripple. But coming on a day when all varieties of financial markets were deeply unsettled, the trade may have played a key role in the stock-market collapse just 20 minutes later. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Gold rises above $1,220 on euro zone debt fears

Gold hit five-month highs on Tuesday, rising to within $5 of its December record peak as risk aversion returned on doubts over smaller euro zone countries’ ability to cut their deficits despite a $1 trillion aid package. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Gold Is On Fire, As Market Sneers At Euro Bailout

Along with the overall market malaise, the other big warning sign right now is the gold surge. The metal is now nearly $1220/oz. As Stacy Herbert puts it: The gold vigilantes are in a shootout with the ECB and the Fed. Read More Here

(GoldTrends) – Brother Can You Spare a Trillion?

In a nutshell they will buy bonds and will intervene in markets and “do what they have to” in order to avoid a meltdown. This is akin to the USA bailout of 1 Trillion dollars. This will only buy time, but it is all that can be done right now. For the moment the term being touted this Monday morning is “putting a floor on risk assets”. This time they mean stocks and bonds and not commodities. Read More Here

(Goldseek) – Where’s my Government Check

Reading the financial press, I recently noticed that of the 139 million workers in the Bureau of Labor Statistics household survey of workers, 47 percent don’t make enough to file and pay federal taxes beyond any collected social security tax. This means that out of a population of 310 million Americans, only 74 million (about 24 percent) pay federal taxes on April 15th. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – European Banks Now Feverishly Betting Against Euro, As Bailout Fails, Gold Surges – Tyler Durden

Thought experiment: You are the head FX trader at French megabank Croc Monsieur & Cie. (HFT: CMC) For the past 5 years, your bonus has been getting paid primarily in company stock. In the last two weeks you have seen the stock of your firm plunge as the markets have finally realized that those idiots in the Fixed Income desk have loaded up to the gills with PIIGS debt which is now worth 60 cents on the dollar at best. And to top things off, the euro has plunged to multi year lows killing any chance of buying that New York Pied A Terre which seemed so cheap when the EURUSD was 1.50 a few months ago. So what do you do? Well, you short the living daylights out of the EUR, knowing full well that the EU, the IMF and the ECB will not let Europe crash. You sell, you sell on margin and then you sell some more, trying to get EURUSD all they way down to 1.20, to 1.10, even to parity if possible, to make it all that more believable that the end of Europe is coming. Read More Here

If Marijuana Production Were Legal: Projected Tax Revenues, by State

Love it or hate it, people smoke marijuana – lots of it. In some states marijuana consumption and possession have been decriminalized, and even legalized for medicinal purposes. But, have you ever wondered how large the economics of Marijuana were? Us too. As a result ,have decided to put together this graphic, which illustrates the popularity of marijuana consumption, the federal tax dollars spent to keep marijuana illegal, and the possible tax revenues that could be generated if marijuana production were legalized and taxed like any other agricultural product. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Alex Jones on Greece: It’s Robbery, Not Bailout!

Greece has kick-started talks on implementing its new economic austerity measures despite warnings of new union rallies. The plans will see pensions slashed and the retirement age increased. The measures were a pre-requisite for an international loan to pluck the country from the brink of bankruptcy. But investigative journalist Alex Jones says the bailout is a crime and will only hit tax payers even harder in the pocket.

(Infowars) – Video: Webster Tarpley Predicts End of The EURO on Alex Jones Tv

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Video: Food Crisis 2010 and US Dollar Impact

(SicSemperTyrannis) – There has been lots of talk about a coming food crisis due to the massive looting of the nations under the cover of an “economic crisis”. Recently, a report published by The Trumpet has shown food prices spinning out of control.

In the article it shows some of the most startling year-over-year price increases in the U.S. markets: Continue reading

Economy

(Boston) – Double dip in housing values continues, despite tax credit/spring bump – Read More Here

(ClarionLedge) – Revenue: April numbers are sobering

Gov. Haley Barbour said last week that April revenue was 8.5 percent below estimates – a $45.1 million shortfall. Read More Here

(SacramentoBizJournal) – State’s revenue below projections for April

California’s controller, John Chiang, said the state’s April cash receipts fell below budget estimates by $3.6 billion, or 26.4 percent. Read More Here

(MinnPost) – 41 percent of metro area single-family homes believed ‘underwater’ – Read More Here

(MaverickBlog) – What Business is Wall Street In ?

My last two posts were designed to stimulate discussion. But lets talk the real problem that regulators, public companies, investor/shareholders and traders face. The problem is that Wall Street doesn’t know what business it is in. Regulators don’t know what the business of Wall Street is. Investor/shareholders don’t know what business Wall Street is in. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Challenger Investigation Got $175 Million. Columbia $152 Million. Lewinsky $30 Million. 9/11 $15 Million. Financial Crisis Gets Only $8 Million – Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Video: Jim Rogers on Greece Bailout, Yuan, Stocks – View Video Here

(NewsMax) – Video: Jim Rogers – Next Recession Will Be Much Worse! – View Video Here

(KurtNimmo) – Video: Obama’s Supreme Pick Kagan Is A Bankster Operative

Democrats are going gaa-gaa over Obama’s Supreme pick Elena Kagan. “Democrats praised Kagan as ‘razor sharp’ and impeccably qualified for the lifetime appointment on the nine-member bench, but Republicans promised to vigorously vet a ’surprising’ choice, noting she had never been a judge,” reports Agence France-Presse. “I have selected a nominee who I believe embodies… excellence, independence, integrity and passion for the law, and who can ultimately provide that same kind of leadership on the court,” Obama said at the White House. View Video Here

(AmpedStatus) – High Frequency Terrorism: How the Big Banks and Federal Reserve Maintained Their Death Grip Over the United States – David DeGraw & Max Keiser – Read More Here

Layoffs:

Dean Foods – 350 to 400
RBS – 2,600
Update: Fort Wayne IN – 300 Teachers to Learn Layoffs Numbers today
City of Costa Mesa – 51 Possible
Town of Mesilla NM – 4
Newark Valley Central School District – 11

(InfoClearingHouse) – Kagan: – Goldman Sachs – Shifting Court to Right?

“A narrow elite is imposing itself through the legal system, and ordinary Americans need to start asserting themselves.”
The Wall Street Journal reports: “The White House said Friday that Elena Kagan’s membership on an advisory panel for the securities firm Goldman Sachs Group Inc. wouldn’t disqualify her for a position on the Supreme Court. … From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Kagan was a paid member of the Research Advisory Council of Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute, according to financial-disclosure reports she filed after being appointed to her current job. The form shows she was paid $10,000 in 2008, when she was dean of Harvard Law School.” Read More Here

(StraightGoodNews) – Goldman Sachs Set to Plan Sell-Off of Ontario Assets

Huge and controversial banking firm has a history of playing both sides in privatization deals Read More Here

(AmericanEveryman) – The Stock Market “Glitch”: Blackmail by Big Banking?

The White House gets its way again. They get their way on two measures that would have given the people at least a little control of the “too big too fail” banking system. But how they got it, well that might just be the REAL story of the day.
“I mean this really sounds like market manipulation to me. This is outrageous.” Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Bankers Destroy Global Economy by Design to Consolidate Power

American taxpayers have been freshly liberated of hundreds of billions more dollars as part of the IMF’s new bailout package which is principally going straight to European banks, in addition to the Federal Reserve program to ship U.S. dollars to Europe, in a move that represents little more than a desperate effort to save the Euro and rescue the credibility of economic global governance. Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Bankers, Economists: Mass Centralization At Heart Of Euro Bailout

Huge Euro rescue is latest step on the road toward a monolithic globalist federal union Read More Here

(AFP) – Fannie Mae seeks new $8.4 billion US bailout to stay afloat – Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – EURUSD Roll Over Accelerates, Market Playing Catch Up – Tyler Durden

This may very well still turn out to be the shortest and must futile trillion dollar bailout in history yet. Don’t forget it was the EURJPY correlation desks that freaked out on Thursday and drained all NYSE liquidity in stocks.

It will be truly amazing if we get another 1000 point move in the Dow… But not up. Read More Here

(InternationalForecaster) – The latest Greek tragedy And Sovereign Defaults Pose A Great Threat – Bob Chapman

The latest Greek tragedy continues to leave carnage in its wake, crime compounds the debt problems, Problems everyone knew about nobody did anything about, the Sovereign debt bubble is now upon us, and could bring the world financial system down, a situation like the French Revolution in Greece, food stamps at a record high, unemployment and problems of poverty in the US, Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Video: Markets Welcome E.U. Rescue Package

Global markets rallied Monday, reversing the steep declines of recent days, after European leaders agreed to provide a huge rescue package of nearly $1 trillion to combat the debt crisis that has engulfed Europe, and central banks began injecting cash into the financial system. View Video Here

(EconomicCollapseBlog) – Is The Greek Debt Crisis Being Purposely Hyped And Manipulated? – Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Banksters Throw a Trillion Bucks Down a Black Hole

The EU apparatchiks are in crisis mode. European Union boss Jose Manuel Barroso told us not to worry, though. They’re on it.
“This morning’s agreement will ensure that any attempt to weaken the stability of the euro will fail,” said Barroso today as the EU threw around a trillion bucks at the cancer spawned by the Greek debt crisis. “We have stated that we will do whatever is necessary to defend the stability of the euro,” he said with an actor’s confidence. Read More Here

(Guardian) – The Greek spirit of resistance turns its guns on the IMF

Years of national denial about looming bankruptcy have turned to resentment as Greece is told how it must tackle its debt crisis Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – American Taxpayers Looted To Bail Out The Euro

American taxpayers have been freshly liberated of hundreds of billions more dollars as part of the IMF’s new bailout package which is principally going straight to European banks, in addition to the Federal Reserve program to ship U.S. dollars to Europe, in a move that represents little more than a desperate effort to save the Euro and rescue the credibility of economic global governance. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – The Latest US Taxpayer Bill To Save Europe, And Specifically The French Banks: $57 Billion – Tyler Durden

As the US and its taxpayers represent roughly 20% of total IMF funding, today’s 3% loss in dollar purchasing power to the middle class will cost the middle class $57 billion. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – Summary Of The Biggest Bail Out Ever: Even Keynes Is Spinning In His Grave – Tyler Durden

Europe has now followed the Fed in its all in move to prevent the disintegration of the euro and of Europe. As we expected, the EU was leaking various rumors to gauge market interest, and as speculated earlier, the final cost ended up being just short of one trillion. Here are the key summaries: Read More Here

(LondonTelegraph) – British taxpayers ordered to bail out euro

All 27 EU finance ministers have been summoned to Brussels on Sunday to sign up to a “European stabilisation mechanism. Britain will be unable to veto this as it will be put through under the “qualified majority voting” system. Read More Here

(AP) – Federal Reserve opens credit line to Europe

The Federal Reserve late Sunday opened a program to ship U.S. dollars to Europe in a move to head off a broader financial crisis on the continent.

Other central banks, including the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of Japan also are involved in the dollar swap effort. Read More Here

(C4L) – Video: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk – Continue reading

Video: The second world economic crisis – Webster Tarpley

(RussiaToday) – April 28, 2010 – With Greece’s debt mounting by the day and the United States starting to recover from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, will there be a ripple effect from Greece’s troubles? While U.S. cities and towns wrestle with financial problems, investors are finding a new way to profit on their misery: by buying derivatives that essentially bet municipalities will default. Continue reading

Video: Financial Warfare Exposed – Soros, Goldman Sachs, Hedge Funds Attack Greece to Smash Euro

(WebsterTarpley) – It has been evident for some time that the ongoing speculative attack on Greece, along with such other countries as Spain, Ireland, Portugal, and Italy, was not primarily a reflection of their economic fundamentals, nor yet a spontaneous movement of “the market,” but rather an orchestrated action of economic warfare. Continue reading

Video: Webster Tarpley – Bankers in Slump Plot Against Euro to Save Dollar

(RussiaToday) – The Greek government has announced new austerity measures aimed at slashing its huge budget deficit. It comes a day after the Prime Minister said that the country was fighting for survival. The new measures — which will reduce annual pay and increase taxes — were ordered by the EU in an bid to prevent a collapse of the Euro. But street protests have been raging in Athens against the plans. Meanwhile, the U.S. Justice Department is reported to have launched a probe into leading American hedge funds. They’re suspected of helping Greece cover up its debts to weaken the European currency. Journalist Webster Tarpley believes that was a plot hatched to prop up the dollar’s supremacy. Continue reading

Economy

(FinancialTimes) – US senator warns of ‘financial meltdown’ risk

The US is heading for a debt-driven “financial meltdown” within five to seven years, according to Judd Gregg, the outgoing Republican senator for New Hampshire. Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Prominent Investor: Pound Could Collapse Within Weeks

Billionaire financier Jim Rogers has predicted that the British Pound could completely collapse within weeks, sending shockwaves throughout the global economy and heralding the beginning of a downturn that would make the recent economic crisis look tame in comparison. Read More Here

(WSJ) – The Euro’s Next Battleground: Spain

Greece set off the crisis rattling the euro zone. Spain could determine whether the 16-nation currency stands or falls. Read More Here

(DailyReckoning) – A Real Economic Phenomenon

The depression is alive and well, thank you. Read More Here

(CNN) – The secret lives of America’s debtors

Americans are loaded up with credit card debt. What’s worse is that some husbands, wives and even children hide those money woes from their families. The results are often devastating. Read More Here

(DetroitNews) – Detroit Mayor Bing emphasizes need to shrink city

Mayor says it’s not ‘an easy conversation,’ but people, services must be focused to save city Read More Here

(WashingtonTimes) – Bernanke delivers blunt warning on U.S. debt

Stage is set in U.S. for a Greek tragedy Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Junk Debt ‘Wall’ to Trigger U.S. Defaults, Bank of America Says

A “wall” of junk debt maturing in the next four years will increase the risk of corporate defaults in the U.S., according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Freddie Mac 4Q Results: Freddie Mac Posts $7.8 Billion Loss

Freddie Mac lost almost $26 billion last year, ominous news for taxpayers who are footing the bill to rescue the mortgage finance company and its sibling Fannie Mae. Read More Here

(DigitalJournal) – Jim Rogers: British Pound could collapse within weeks

Jim Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Holdings, has once again made a bold prediction and that is the British Pound could quite possibly collapse within the coming weeks. Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Man who broke the Bank of England George Soros ‘at centre of hedge funds betting against crisis-hit euro’

The man who broke the Bank of England in 1992 is said to be at the centre of a plot to cash in on the demise of the euro. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Jim Bunning Repeatedly Blocks Unemployment Benefits Extension, Tells Dem ‘Tough Shit’

Jim Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky, is single-handedly blocking Senate action needed to prevent an estimated 1.2 million American workers from prematurely losing their unemployment benefits next month. Read More Here

(SeekingAlpha) – Recent Stats Indicate U.S. Economic Recovery Was an Illusion

A number of economic reports in the last few days indicate that the U.S. economy has not only not failed to recover from the recession, but continues to fall deeper into a hole. Read More Here

(Truthout) – Documents Reveal Anthem Blue Cross Manipulated Data to Justify Massive Rate Hike

Internal documents show one of the country’s largest for-profit health insurers, in an effort to maintain profits, manipulated data to justify a rate increase on individual premiums in California this year by as much as 39 percent. Read More Here

(ConnexionFrance) – Seniors march in pensions protest

THOUSANDS of retired people have taken to the streets to call for changes to the way the state pension is calculated. Read More Here

(Cryptogon) – Banks Bet Greece Defaults on Debt They Helped Hide

But first, a quick walk down memory lane: Banks Bundled Bad Debt, Bet Against It and Won: Read More Here

Economy

(MoneyNMarkets) – RED ALERT: Next debt crisis near!

One year and five months ago — armed with a 92-page white paper and 59,000 petitions — we warned Congress about the grave danger of government bailouts Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – White House Projects Long-Term Mass Unemployment

The White House Council of Economic Advisers released its Economic Report to the President on Thursday, outlining the administration’s economic projections and policies. The report shows that the White House is expecting mass unemployment to continue for years, with only minor decreases from the current rate of nearly 10 percent through 2012. Read More Here

Exclusive: Sweetheart Mortgage Deals for Billionaires that will Make Your Blood Boil

It all started with a phone call I received in early May/2009. The caller sounded troubled, as so many are these days. He told me he had spent several days researching his options. Read More Here

(KoreaTimes) – Fed Plans to Wind Down $2.2 Tril. Stake

The Federal Reserve Board faces a delicate task. Having pumped $2.2 trillion into the economy to fight the recession, it must start pulling that money back. It would have to sop up over half of that liquidity to get back to pre-recession levels. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – The Making of a Euromess

Lately, financial news has been dominated by reports from Greece and other nations on the European periphery. And rightly so. Read More Here

Five Million Workers to Exhaust Unemployment Benefits by June

Back in December, the qualification dates for existing tiers of unemployment benefits were extended for an additional two months. Time is up at the end of February. Read More Here

Video: (Frontline) – Tax me if you can – The Great American Tax Dodge – View Video Here

(TheAtlantic) – Unemployed? Your Banking May Have Just Become More Expensive

When you lose your job, the last thing you need is for your expenses to increase. Yet, at some banks, that’s exactly what can happen with your checking account. A friend of mine recently learned this lesson the hard way with Bank of America. I thought her experience might be worth sharing. Read More Here

Euroland, the Horror Movie

An Olympian game of musical chairs in global finance heads for a climax in the days ahead as so many eyes are diverted to alternate festivities in British Columbia, where grown men compete for gold by riding things that look like cafeteria trays down icy mountainsides — is this the moment that comes every four years when you wonder why you didn’t get your kid a luge for Christmas? Read More Here

(BBC) – Cut working week to 21 hours, urges think tank

The working week should be cut to 21 hours to help boost the economy and improve quality of life, a left-wing think tank has said. Read More Here

Economy

(CNBC) – Congressional Panel “Deeply Concerned” over Commercial Real Estate

I guess I didn’t need the Congressional Oversight Panel for the TARP to tell me that commercial real estate was in trouble, but somehow it’s a bit more poignant when they do. Read More Here

Video: How the Federal Reserve Created the US Recession

Learn how the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States that is responsible for regulating the supply of money in the US economy, has created the recession the US economy is currently facing. Video Link Here

(ZeroHedge) – The Great Highway Robbery Continues: How The FDIC Is Legally Transferring Billions In Taxpayer Money To Hedge Funds

It is not a secret to anyone who has been closely following the FDIC’s quasi criminal bank takeover practices over the past year, that acquirors of failed banks end up receiving a massive and risk-free gift in the form of taxpayer benefits via the FDIC when it comes to funding losses on a given bank acquisition. Should there be a short sale resulting in a loss to the full principal (not the cost basis mind you)? Not to worry, Sheila Bair is there to hand out taxpayer money to the hedge funds/banks owning the newly transferred assets. Read More Here

(Ohio) – Jobless rate unchanged by billions in stimulus spending

Money for roads, bridges doesn’t ease unemployment on local level, analysis finds Read More Here

(Telegraph) – China orders retreat from risky assets

China has ordered managers of its vast currency reserves to withdraw from risky dollar assets and retreat to core debt guaranteed by the US government, a clear sign that Beijing is battening down the hatches for fresh trouble on global markets. Read More Here

(Kitco) – Davos: The Bomb Shelter

Predators and parasites recently gathered in Davos to discuss the mounting problems of their prey. All present agreed the problem needed urgent attention. Read More Here

(NewJersey) – Chris Christie declares fiscal ‘state of emergency,’ paving way for N.J. spending cuts

Calling New Jersey on “the edge of bankruptcy,” Gov. Chris Christie today declared a fiscal emergency, seizing broad powers to freeze aid to more than 500 school districts and cut from higher education, hospitals and the Public Advocate. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Report: 1 in 5 U.S. homeowners underwater

Foreclosures across the country rose to a new high in December Read More Here

(AugustaChronicle) – Higher interest rates ahead, Bernanke says

Prepare for the end of record-low interest rates, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says. Just not yet. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Franco-German bailout of Athens expected to avert euro collapse

Summit may see moves to guarantee Greek solvency, as prospect of action by Paris and Berlin buoys markets Read More Here

Video: President Obama’s Pledge Never to Raise Taxes on Anyone Making Less Than $250,000 a Year

This footage was taken during than presidential candidate Obama’s speech in Dover, NH. President Obama pledges not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. Video Link Here

Video: Greece On Brink of Bankrupcy – the E.U. Bailout

(BBC) – Greece is 300 billion in debt, and the biggest E.U. country leaders have met in Brussels and agreed to bailout the Greek economy. Continue reading

Global Economic Crisis: Look To Asia for The Financial Tsunami Wave, Not Europe

(FutureFastForward) – This will be one of my shortest articles as it is written as a RED ALERT.

When I send out Red Alerts, it is a dire warning and a call for immediate action to protect your wealth (if there is any remaining). Continue reading

MSM: Global sell-off shudders markets as euro plunges to 8-month low amid fears of debt default

(DailyMail) – London’s top stocks lost another one per cent today as worries over US and European economic health sparked a sell-off for the second session in a row. Continue reading

Video: The Dollar is now collapsing – Peter Schiff

(January 23, 2010) – Peter Schiff is an American economist, author, commentator and popular video blogger who regularly appears in the role of a bearish pundit on numerous financial news networks. Schiff, a licensed stock broker, is the president of Euro Pacific Capital, a brokerage firm founded in 1980 and later reincorporated in 1996, now headquartered in Westport, Connecticut. Continue reading

Video: Marc Faber – The Next Crisis, Sovereign Debt

(Yahoo) – After every financial crisis there’s a sovereign debt crisis, Marc Faber says. Countries that borrowed too much during the boom times start struggling to pay their competitors back, and eventually some of them default. Continue reading

MSM: The ‘false’ pandemic – Drug firms cashed in on scare over swine flu, claims Euro health chief

(DailyMail) – The swine flu outbreak was a ‘false pandemic’ driven by drug companies that stood to make billions of pounds from a worldwide scare, a leading health expert has claimed. Continue reading

MSM: Willem Buiter warns of massive dollar collapse

(Telegraph) – January 2009 – Americans must prepare themselves for a massive collapse in the dollar as investors around the world dump their US assets, a former Bank of England policymaker has warned. Continue reading

MSM: Gulf petro-powers to launch currency in latest threat to dollar hegemony

(LondonTelegraph) – The Arab states of the Gulf region have agreed to launch a single currency modelled on the euro, hoping to blaze a trail towards a pan-Arab monetary union swelling to the ancient borders of the Ummayad Caliphate. Continue reading

Iran gains $5 bn by shifting from US dollar

(PressTV) – The head of Iran’s Central Bank says the country has gained 5 billion dollars by excluding the US dollar from its currency basket and replacing it with the euro. Continue reading

Video: The Dollar Is Dying a Slow Death, Says Niall ‘Ascent of Money’ Ferguson

(Yahoo) – “It’s clear where we’re headed,” says Niall Ferguson, author of The Ascent of Money. “Ten years from now there will be more than one international reserve currency,” he tells Tech Ticker. Continue reading

LatAm Leftists Tackle Dollar with New Currency

Leftist Latin American leaders agreed here on the creation of a regional currency, the Sucre, aimed at scaling back the use of the US dollar. Continue reading

Video: Paul Craig Roberts on Alex Jones Tv – The Rich Have Stolen the Economy

Alex welcomes back to the show economist, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration, nationally syndicated columnist, former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service, Paul Craig Roberts. Continue reading

MSM: Dollar May Drop 20% More on Deficit, Harvard’s Ferguson Says

(Bloomberg) — The dollar will extend its drop versus the euro over the next two to five years, falling as much as 20 percent to an all-time low under a widening U.S. budget deficit, Harvard University’s Professor Niall Ferguson said. Continue reading

US Dollar Crashes Through Major Support Level

It is looking more and more like the current Administration has set on a course of deliberate destruction of the US Dollar and with it, the economic might that the US has enjoyed since post World War II. Continue reading

MSM: Dollar loses reserve status to yen & euro

(NYPost) – Ben Bernanke’s dollar crisis went into a wider mode yesterday as the greenback was shockingly upstaged by the euro and yen, both of which can lay claim to the world title as the currency favored by central banks as their reserve currency. Continue reading

MSM: Iran says shift from US dollar to euro brought ‘big profits

(JPost) – Iran’s central bank governor says the country gained “big profits” by shifting its foreign currency reserve basket from the US dollar to the euro. Continue reading