Economy

(RBC) – Canadians’ expectations for overall economic performance drop

According to the March RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook Index, most Canadians (65 per cent) are losing sleep over their finances. Read More Here

(WichitaEagle) – Report: More seniors to be homeless by 2020

A report released Monday by the National Alliance to End Homelessness projects a 33 percent increase over the next decade in elderly people who are homeless. Read More Here

(MarketSkeptics) – 2010 Food Crisis Taking Shape – Read More Here

(AP) – Verizon to take $970M charge from health care bill

The corporate tax impact of the recent health care overhaul grew Thursday as Verizon Communications Inc. announced it will record a related $970 million non-cash charge in the first quarter. Read More Here

(WakeUpAmericans) – More On Obama’s Offshore Drilling ‘Show’

Institure for Energy Research (IER) sticks to the facts of what Barack Obama’s actual proposals about off shore drilling really does: Read More Here

(SafeHaven) – You Still Believe The Fed Can Stop Deflation?

Think back to the fall of 2007. The deflationary “liquidity crunch” that over the next year-and-a-half cuts the DJIA in half, decimates commodities, real estate and world markets is only starting. Almost no one believes that the crash is coming — to a large degree, because everyone is convinced that the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, with Ben Bernanke at the helm, will never allow deflation to happen: It can just print money! Read More Here

(SilverBearCafe) – Gold and Silver Equal Future Purchasing Power

Today it is as difficult for a person to fathom gold at $5,000 per ounce as it was for a person to fathom $1,000 per ounce back in 2002. After all, hold a Krugerrand, in your hand and try to imagine it being worth the purchasing power of $5,000 – enough to buy a good running, nice looking used car. Read More Here

(Blog) – 6 Cities That Were Caught Shortening Yellow Light Times For Profit

Short yellow light times at intersections have been shown to increase the number of traffic violations and accidents. Conversely, increasing the yellow light duration can dramatically reduce red-light violations at an intersection. Read More Here

(SmirkingChimp) – BE CAREFUL:Cops giving out more speeding tickets due to recession. – Read More Here

(AP) – Ohioans say they’re pursued for paid-off fines

Some motorists are complaining that old traffic fines they already paid to one Ohio county are coming back to haunt them. About 1,000 people have contacted officials in southeast Ohio’s Hocking County this week to say they’ve heard from a collection agency about tickets already resolved, in some cases as far back as 20 years ago. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Financial Fraud and the Economic Crisis – A Cavalcade of U.S. Corruption Is Finally Being Scrutinized – Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – It’s A Ponzi Scheme the Gold Market

We’ve had a string of amazing revelations recently regarding the world’s precious metals market. This is important stuff for anyone (like me) who holds gold as a means to avoid currency turmoil and counterparty risk. Read More Here

(ZMagazine) – Big Government, Budget Deficits, Entitlements and the “Centrist” Ploy – Read More Here

Video: Alex Jones Tv {Sunday Edition} – Pelosi “Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail”

Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. Continue reading

MSM: Tribunal declares Internet hate speech law unconstitutional

(Google) – A ruling from a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal member says a controversial law banning Internet hate messages is unconstitutional because it violates free speech protections. Continue reading

Pfizer pleads guilty to felony crime in fraudulent marketing of Bextra, pays billions in fines

(NaturalNews) – For the last several years, I’ve referred to drug companies as “criminal” operations. They have engaged in price fixing, marketing fraud, science fraud and many other criminal activities that we’ve written about here on NaturalNews. And yet, until today, they always managed to avoid the criminal charges by settling with the government for a few million dollars in payouts. This was their racket: Violate the law, then when you get caught, just settle with some cash. (And there’s always some spare cash to go around since fraudulent science and fraudulent marketing is very, very lucrative.) Continue reading

Video: $1000 Per Day Fine And 30 Days In Jail For Refusing The Swine Flu Vaccine In Massachusetts?

A new law just passed in Massachusetts imposes fines of up to $1000 per day and up to a 30 day jail sentence for not obeying authorities during a public health emergency. So if you are instructed to take the swine flu vaccine in Massachusetts and you refuse, you could be facing fines that will bankrupt you and a prison sentence on top of that. Continue reading

MSM: 5 freedoms you’d lose in health care reform

(Fortune) – In promoting his health-care agenda, President Obama has repeatedly reassured Americans that they can keep their existing health plans — and that the benefits and access they prize will be enhanced through reform. Continue reading

MSM: Senate bill fines people refusing health coverage

(Washington) – Americans who refuse to buy affordable medical coverage could be hit with fines of more than $1,000 under a health care overhaul bill unveiled Thursday by key Senate Democrats looking to fulfill President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority. Continue reading

1st Amendment on Trial – Hostile bloggers facing fines, jail?

Proposal ‘comes close to making it federal offense to log onto Internet’

A new proposal in Congress is threatening fines and jail time for what it calls “cyberbullying” – communications that include e-mails and text messages that “cause substantial emotional distress.” Continue reading