Audio: Re Ice Radio – Robert Hieronimus – The United Symbolism of America, All Seeing Eye Origins, Freemasons & The Enlightenment

(RIR) – We discuss all things related to the Reverse of the Great Seal of the United States and focus specifically on the Eye in the Triangle above the Pyramid with author Robert Hieronimus who we first came across while doing research for our third episode of Red Ice TV. We’ve invited Robert to discuss his views in terms of the Symbolism of the United States, the influence of freemasonry in the process of coming up with the Pyramid and Eye design and the placement of it on the American one Dollar bill. Robert is the author of “Founding Fathers, Secret Societies – Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrucian’s and the Decoding of the Great Seal” and “The United Symbolism of America – Deciphering the Hidden Meaning in Americas Most Familiar Art, Architecture and Logos”.

In 1969 he founded AUM, the first state approved school of esoteric studies in the USA, which granted certificates in the occult sciences, mystic arts and religious metaphysics. Robert received his Ph.D. from Saybrook Graduate School in 1981 for the doctoral thesis, “An Historic Analysis of the Reverse of the American Great Seal and Its Relationship to the Ideology of Humanistic Psychology”. His research on the Great Seal has been used in the speeches, literature, and libraries of the White House, the State Department, and the Department of Interior.’

Listen here: Re Ice Radio: Robert Hieronimus – The United Symbolism of America, All Seeing Eye Origins, Freemasons & The Enlightenment

Video: Celente – US oligopoly is a big lie

(RussiaToday) – August marks the three year anniversary of the beginning of the financial crisis. The collapse continues today, said Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute. Celente says that by focusing on the Great Depression, government experts are focused on the past and are neglecting the future. The Great Depression is history, argued Celente, saying it is time to look to the future, not the past. Continue reading

National Ocean Council – Cassandra Anderson

(Infowars) – Thirty states will be encroached upon by Obama’s Executive Order establishing the National Ocean Council for control over America’s oceans, coastlines and the Great Lakes. Under this new council, states’ coastal jurisdictions will be subject to the United Nations’ Law Of Sea Treaty (LOST) in this UN Agenda 21 program. America’a oceans and coastlines will be broken into 9 regions that include the North East, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, the Gulf Coast, West Coast, the Great Lakes, Alaska, the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii) and the Caribbean. Continue reading

The United States Remains a British Colony II

(MoneyTeachers) – In our previous article we demonstrated that, through our National Banks, Great Britain was able to receive all of the benefits of occupation without any of the expense. By earning interest on our currency since colonial times, they have managed to enslave an unwitting American populace to their political, economic and global agenda. Read More Here

Why Not Another World War? – Peter Schiff

(C4L) – There is overwhelming agreement among economists that the Second World War was responsible for decisively ending the Great Depression. When asked why the wars in Iran and Afghanistan are failing to make the same impact today, they often claim that the current conflicts are simply too small to be economically significant.

There is, of course, much irony here. No one argues that World War II, with its genocide, tens of millions of combatant casualties, and wholesale destruction of cities and regions, was good for humanity. But the improved American economy of the late 1940s seems to illustrate the benefits of large-scale government stimulus. This conundrum may be causing some to wonder how we could capture the good without the bad.

If one believes that government spending can create economic growth, then the answer should be simple: let’s have a huge pretend war that rivals the Second World War in size. However, this time, let’s not kill anyone. Continue reading

Obama’s Summer of Misery and Hardship Tour Hits the Road

(KurtNimmo) – Let’s put Lindsay Lohan’s fear of jail aside for a moment and turn to Obama’s Summer Recovery Tour 2010. Obama’s apparatchiks “will fan out across the country over the next few days to spread the message to voters about how effective their $787 billion recovery plan has been,” The Hill reported earlier this week. “Obama and the White House take comfort the economy is moving in the right direction. They point out that the economy has added jobs in six of the last seven months and stress that when Obama took office the economy was losing 750,000 jobs a month.”

Has it really? Less than a month ago Joe Bite Me said jobs have gone away and they are never coming back. Biden said “there’s no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession” and folks should get used to it. “We inherited a godawful mess,” he said and glibly added that there was “no way to regenerate $3 trillion that was lost. Not misplaced, lost.”

It wasn’t lost and Joe knows it. It was stolen. Trillions went directly to the banksters. They defiantly refused to tell Congress and the American people where it all went. In December of 2008, as the engineered Greatest Depression was gaining steam, the Federal Reserve refused a request by Bloomberg News to disclose the recipients of more than $2 trillion of “emergency loans” billed to future generations of American debt slaves. Continue reading

The Lights Are Going Out For Free Speech On The Internet

(PaulWatson) – Type the keywords “Internet censorship” into Google News and you will immediately understand to what degree the world wide web is under assault from attempts by governments globally to regulate and stifle free speech. From Australia to Belarus, from Turkey to Vietnam, from Pakistan to Egypt, from Afghanistan to Iran, huge chunks of the Internet are going dark as the Chinese model of Internet regulation is adopted worldwide.

But why should Americans concern themselves with countries halfway across the globe adopting Chinese-style net censorship? Because under Senator Joe Lieberman’s 197-page Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, the United States would formally mimic China’s “great firewall” of web censorship.

When Lieberman himself attempted to debunk claims that the bill provides Obama, and any following President for that matter, with a figurative ‘kill switch’ to disable certain parts of the Internet, he explained that the government was merely seeking to emulate powers over the Internet already enjoyed by the Communist Chinese.

Firstly, despite Lieberman’s spin, the text of the bill clearly gives Obama the power to shut down the Internet for at least four months without Congressional oversight. Continue reading

Economy

(MarketOracle) – SULTANS OF SWAP: BP Collapse Potentially More Devastating than Lehman!

As horrific as the gulf environmental catastrophe is, an even more intractable and cataclysmic disaster may be looming. The yet unknowable costs associated with clean-up, litigation and compensation damages due to arguably the world’s worst environmental tragedy, may be in the process of triggering a credit event by British Petroleum (BP) that will be equally devastating to global over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. The potential contagion may eventually show that Lehman Bros. and Bear Stearns were simply early warning signals of the devastation lurking and continuing to grow unchecked in the $615T OTC Derivatives market. Read More Here

(DailyFinance) – Wall Street Apocalypse: The World of the Doomsday Investors – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Graduates warned of record 70 applicants for every job

Class of 2010 told to consider flipping burgers or shelf stacking to build skills as they also compete with last year’s graduates Read More Here

(DetroitNews) – Foreclosures plague Metro area towns – Read More Here

(DailyFinance) – Facing a $7 Billion Shortfall, the U.S. Postal Service Proposes to Raise Rates – Read More Here

(MaineBiz) – Maine foreclosures still rising – Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Europe’s ‘toothless’ bank tests making matters worse

RBS and other City institutions have warned that Europe’s stress tests for banks are almost useless and may further damage confidence if they fail to cover the risk of large losses on sovereign defaults by Greece and other Club Med states. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Reps. Paul & Frank: Why We Must Reduce Military Spending

By far the single most important of these is our current initiative to include substantial reductions in the projected level of American military spending as part of future deficit reduction efforts. For decades, the subject of military expenditures has been glaringly absent from public debate. Yet the Pentagon budget for 2010 is $693 billion — more than all other discretionary spending programs combined. Even subtracting the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military spending still amounts to over 42% of total spending. Read More Here

(NewAmericanEmpire) – Debt Deflation: A Long Economic Winter Ahead – Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay

The bond market is telling us that there could be hard economic times ahead and that deflation, for the time being, is more of a threat than inflation. Leading indicators are also pointing to possible economic weakness ahead. Read More Here

(MikeWhitney) – More Red Flags for the Economy

Bonds are signaling that the recovery is in trouble. The yield on the 10-year Treasury (2.97 percent) has fallen to levels not seen since the peak of the crisis while the yield on the two-year note has dropped to historic lows. This is a sign of extreme pessimism. Read More Here

(NECN) – Video: Mass. town will charge to keep street lights on – Video Link Here

(CharlieVLog) – Video: REALITY IS CLOSING IN

See Also: (CharlieVLog) – Video: Fast Track To The Bottom – Video Link Here

(PuppetGov.coM) – Video: America’s Controlled Economic Implosion – Video Link Here

(July 5) – Video: Alex Jones – It Feels like It’s 1932

(Bloomberg) – Sovereign Default Risk Rose 30% as European Debt Crisis Deepened, CMA Says – Read More Here

(NewsWeek) – Worse Than Wall Street – How shaky European banks could tip the world back into recession. – Read More Here

(TheEconomicCollapse) – No Jobs

Everyone knows that the United States is bleeding jobs. According to one new study, the private sector in the United States has lost 10.5 million jobs since 2007. The U.S. economy lost 125,000 more jobs during the month of June. Approximately a million frustrated American workers have simply dropped out of the employment market altogether over the past two months. But the question not enough people are asking is why so many jobs are being lost. Read More Here

(LVRJ) – WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Barack Obama: The great jobs killer

As former President Ronald Reagan might have said, “Obama, there you go again.”

The current occupant of the White House claims to know how to create jobs. He claims jobs have been created. But so far the score is Great Obama Depression 2.2 million lost jobs, Obama 0 — a blowout. Read More Here

(TheStar) – A stock market forecast that says ‘take cover’

With the stock market lurching again, plenty of investors are nervous, and some are downright bearish. Then there’s Robert Prechter, the market forecaster and social theorist, who is in another league entirely.

Prechter is convinced we have entered a market decline of staggering proportions – perhaps the biggest of the last 300 years. Read More Here

(SeekingAlpha) – Cecchini: U.S. Consumers in ‘Dire’ Credit Situation

Peter Cecchini, chief strategist at BGC Financial, talks to Pimm Fox about the U.S. economy and consumer credit on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” He says that the 122% percent household debt to GDP ratio is well above the pre-1980 average of 60-80%. Just to get back to a 100% to GDP ratio, we need an additional $2 trillion of deleveraging. In the absence of income growth, you just aren’t going to get these numbers down without deleveraging. Read More Here

(RevoltOfThePlebs) – Government Math… FOR KIDS!

Did you know that you and I can create millions, billions and even trillions of numbers just as easily as the Federal Reserve? All you have to do is use your imagination. Let’s try it! Read More Here

(Infowars) – California Implodes

California is the wealthiest and most populous State in America, and Los Angeles County is the largest county in America, so both the State and LA County wield unbelievable power in Washington D.C.  The corruption in California affects you directly.

•  How would you feel if you knew your federal tax dollars were being used to finance California’s corruption?

•  You may be surprised to learn that the California State Legislators and the LA County Supervisors went to Washington D.C. to obtain the maximum federal funding for their extensive welfare, medical and illegal alien imprisonment programs, in order to claim the federal tax payer money in an end run around the other states.

•  Imagine the end of the democratic process through judicial corruption, like that in LA County, replicated in your community.

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Video: Gerald Celente – We’re Going into The Greatest Depression and WW 3 – Alex Jones Tv

(July 2) – Alex also talks with trend forecaster, publisher of the Trends Journal, business consultant and author Gerald Celente. Continue reading

MSM: First, China. Next: the Great Firewall of… Australia?

(TimeMagazine) – The concept of government-backed web censorship is usually associated with nations where human rights and freedom of speech are routinely curtailed. But if Canberra’s plans for a mandatory Internet filter go ahead, Australia may soon become the first Western democracy to join the ranks of Iran, China and a handful of other nations where access to the Internet is restricted by the state.

Plans for a mandatory Internet filter have been a long-term subject of controversy since they were first announced by Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, in May 2008 as part of an $106 million “cybersafety plan.” The plan’s stated purpose is to protect children when they go online by preventing them from stumbling on illegal material like child pornography. To do this, Conroy’s Ministry has recommended blacking out about 10,000 websites deemed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to be so offensive that they are categorized as ‘RC,’ or Refused Classification. Continue reading

Economy

(YahooTechTicker) – REMEMBER: In 1930, They Didn’t Know It Was “The Great Depression” Yet

In the past year, we’ve written a lot about the similarity between the rally of early 1930 and the one we had through April of this year.

The early 1930 rally came after the market had fallen nearly 50% in the fall of 1929. The spring 1930 rally took the market up nearly 50% again, to a level that was only about 20% below the previous peak.

That rally, of course, was also the biggest sucker’s rally in history. After the market peaked in April 1930, it crashed again, eventually ending up down 89% from the 1929 high and more than 80% from the 1930 high. The market did not reach the 1930 high again for another quarter of a century. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Long-Term Unemployed Now 46 Percent Of Unemployed, Highest Percentage On Record

The proportion of people jobless for six months or more has accelerated in the past year and now makes up 46 percent of the unemployed. That’s the highest percentage on records dating to 1948. By late summer or early fall, they are expected to make up half of all jobless Americans. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Europe Chooses Depression – Mike Whitney

Forget about a smooth recovery. Finance ministers and central bank governors of the G-20, met this weekend in Busan, South Korea and decided to abandon “tried and true” expansionary fiscal policies for their own strange brew of belt-tightening policies and austerity measures. Read More Here

(EuroPacificCapital) – Key Indicators of a New Depression

With the mainstream media focusing on the country’s leveling unemployment rate, improving retail sales, and nascent housing recovery, one might think that the US government has successfully navigated the economy through recession and growth has returned. But I will argue that a look under the proverbial hood reveals a very different picture. I believe the data shows that the US economy is badly damaged, and a modern-day depression has begun. In fact, just as World War I was originally called The Great War (and was retroactively renamed after World War II), Peter Schiff has said that one day the world will refer to the 1929-41 era as Great Depression I, and the current period as Great Depression II. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – U.S.’s $13 Trillion Debt Poised to Overtake GDP: Chart of Day – Read More Here

(AP) – Financial crisis panel subpoenas Goldman

A panel probing the causes of the financial meltdown has issued a subpoena for documents from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., accusing the firm of stonewalling an investigation. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Investment Banker: It’s Going To Get Nasty – Buy Land, Barbed Wire And Guns

A top investment banker has warned that the economic fallout of the sovereign debt crisis could get so nasty over the next five years that people would be wise to abandon the markets and instead buy land, barbed wire and guns.

With gold smashing through its all time record high this morning on the back of fears over a double dip recession, analysts are turning increasingly bearish on the markets. Anthony Fry, senior managing director at Evercore Partners, told CNBC that the bond markets could turn nasty over the next few months and said that the current problems created by the European debt crisis could be with us for at least five years. Continue reading

Economy

(Rense) – Illinois – A State In Crisis – Stephen Lendman

This writer’s earlier articles addressed greater social misery in America than since the Great Depression, because of unemployment, homelessness, hunger, bankruptcies, despair, and rising poverty levels.

According to the National Academy of Science, 47.4 million Americans were impoverished in 2008, 15% of the population, but the true number is much higher since the government’s income threshold is $22,000 for a family of four, way short of what’s needed throughout urban America where even half again as much is too little. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Banks Seized by Regulators in Nebraska, Mississippi, Illinois

Three banks with total deposits of almost $2.3 billion were seized by regulators amid losses stemming from soured real-estate loans, raising to 81 the number of U.S. lenders that have collapsed this year. Read More Here

(EuroPacificCapital) – Key Indicators of a New Depression

With the mainstream media focusing on the country’s leveling unemployment rate, improving retail sales, and nascent housing recovery, one might think that the US government has successfully navigated the economy through recession and growth has returned. But I will argue that a look under the proverbial hood reveals a very different picture. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Solution to Unemployment? Wal-Mart to Create 500,000 New Jobs

Mike Duke, chief executive, told the retailer’s annual meeting that the company will add the 500,000 positions as it seeks to continue to grow globally and maintain its leading position in the US. Read More Here

(EconomicNoise) – Worse than a Depression – Read More Here

(SicSemper) – Video: Obama’s Teleprompter of Propaganda: “Our Economy is Getting Stronger by the Day.”

As the Bureau of Labor Statistics report is published for the month of May showing unemployment at 9.7% due to 322,000 workers leaving out of employment positions, President Obama read from his teleprompter more Orwellian Double-speak, stating “our recovery is still in its early stages, and there’s going to be ups and downs in the months ahead…… this report is a sign that our economy is getting stronger by the day.” View More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Europe is Headed For a Mini-depression – Mike Whitney – Read More Here

(WashingtonTimes) – FTC floats Drudge tax

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking ways to “reinvent” journalism, and that’s a cause for concern. According to a May 24 draft proposal, the agency thinks government should be at the center of a media overhaul. The bureaucracy sees it as a problem that the Internet has introduced a wealth of information options to consumers, forcing media companies to adapt and experiment to meet changing market needs. FTC’s policy staff fears this new reality. Read More Here

(TPG) – Countdown to Crashdown

Heed This Warning, and You Could Gain 868%. Ignore It, and You Stand to LOSE HALF of Your Wealth. The Choice Is Yours… Read More Here

(PRWeb) – Investors Shun Market Volatility as Fear and Uncertainty Reign, Opting Instead For Precious Metals IRAs as Gold Nears All Time Highs – Read More Here

(FinancialPost) – World currency unit intended to rival U.S. dollar for supremacy

A new currency is intended to challenge the U.S. dollar as the world’s foremost reserve currency. The WOCU, short for world currency unit, was actually launched by London-based WDX Organization in September 2009, but only seems to be gaining recognition now. Read More Here – See Also: Flex Group

Video: Watch the WOCU evolve – Video Link Here

(WOCU) – About the WOCU

The WDX Organisation has developed a currency-basket instrument called the Wocu; available for commercial use from 1st January 2010, the same day WDX launched its commercial reference data products. Read More Here

(YahooFinance) – Video: $6 to $8 Gas? Prices Will “Skyrocket” If U.S. Stops Drilling, Says Former Shell Exec – View Video Here

(WDX) – WDX Institute: Forum for WOCU Related Research Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – MARKETS RIPPED APART: Here’s What You Need To Know

Following two straight up days, it looked like the panic might be out of this market. Nope, not even close. Fresh Euro panics combined with signs of economic weakness in the US to savage markets.

The scoreboard: Read More Here

(RealClearPolitics) – Census Worker Claims Job Numbers Are Being Inflated

“What they do is hire you, they train you like a few weeks — 35, 40 hours of training and give you six hours of productive work and lay you off.” a former Census named “Maria” tells FOX News. “Maria” further explains they rehire you so it counts as a new job.

(RussiaToday) – Video: Euro the focus of secret Bilderberg meeting: Charlie Skelton

I hear from some people, Daniel Estulin has got sources inside, and he says the euro is on the top of the agenda. If the euro fails and the eurozone collapses, it’s been a lot of wasted talk. There’s talk, I have been speaking to some Spaniards here and they saying there’s whispers of returning to the peseta and that is not in the Bilderberg’s best interest,” said Skelton. Continue reading

The Panic Is On!

What this country is coming to
I sure would like to know
If they don’t do something bye and bye
The rich will live and the poor will die
Doggone, I mean the panic is on!

–Song from the Great Depression

(RevoltofthePlebs) – As the Great Depression of the 1930’s was getting underway, President Herbert Hoover refused to acknowledge it.  In the weeks following the events of Black Tuesday, Hoover called the economy “fundamentally sound.”  Months later, he still insisted that the strength of the American economy was “unimpaired.”  However, by 1931 he could no longer hide the truth.  With the economy in shambles, Hoover was forced to declare that America was indeed in a ‘depression’.  He chose the word ‘depression’ because he believed it to somewhat innocuous and far less provocative than terms like ‘panics’ or ‘crises’ that had previously been used to refer to significant economic downturns. Continue reading

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

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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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Economy

(AP) – Obama suggests value-added tax may be an option

President Barack Obama suggested Wednesday that a new value-added tax on Americans is still on the table, seeming to show more openness to the idea than his aides have expressed in recent days. Read More Here

(AP) – Millions face tax increases under Dems budget plan

President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate promise to cut the deficit by almost two-thirds over the next five years, but their budget plan could threaten about 30 million people with tax increases averaging $3,700 in 2012 and after because of the alternative minimum tax. Read More Here

(GlobeAndMail) – Canada rejects IMF bank tax plan

‘Canada will not go down the path of excessive, arbitrary or punitive regulation of the financial sector,’ Finance Minister Flaherty says – Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Cameron in benefits threat to the workshy as he declares: ‘The free ride is over’

The message was carried on the first of a new series of posters, featuring the slogan: ‘Let’s cut benefits for those who refuse work.’ Read More Here

(TheEconomicCollapse) – America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

One of the key signs that we are in the early stages of an economic collapse and that we are heading towards another Great Depression is America’s crumbling infrastructure. The truth is that our infrastructure is literally falling apart all around us. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Forget 10% Unemployment, The Real Job Loss Pain Number Is 54%

A March survey from Pew shows just how broad the unemployment pain has been felt. When you hear of 10% unemployment, you might imagine 1/10th of Americans experiencing extreme financial stress from the recent recession.

Yet given the unemployment rate’s odd methodology whereby it drops people who stop looking for work out of the data, and the fact that American households usually have more than one person, the real ‘pain’ number is 54% — over half of American households felt the direct impact of job losses: Read More Here

Gerald Celente Says This Is Among His Most Important Trends Ever

(SilverBearCafe) – The world’s top trend forecaster, Gerald Celente, who has been publishing the Trends Journal since 1991, says his Spring 2010 report is one of the most important Trends he’s ever published:

“Of all the Trends Journals® I have published since 1991, this issue stands apart. Were I to rank it, I would say it is among the most important. The United States is on a path that, if not diverted, will lead the world into the first “Great War” of the 21st century. Continue reading

Video: Bob Chapman’s Friday Economic Report on The Alex Jones Show Hosted by Jason Bermas

(April 9) – Bermas also talks with regular guest, Bob Chapman, the man behind The International Forecaster newsletter. Continue reading

If The U.S. Economy Is Experiencing A Recovery Why Does It Seem Like Things Keep Getting Worse?

(EndOfTheAmericanDream) – The talking heads on all the major news shows keep telling us that the U.S. economy is experiencing a recovery.  Usually the term “recovery” is accompanied by a qualifier such as “jobless”, but they continue to use the word recovery anyway.  We are told that the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression is behind us and that the great American economic machine is roaring back to life and everything will be back to normal soon.  So why does it seem like things keep getting worse?  Why does it seem like the American Dream is out of reach for more Americans than ever?  Why does it seem like economic pain is spreading to more families and more businesses?

Well, maybe it is because things are getting worse. Continue reading

10 Million Americans Disappeared during the Great Depression Time

FLASHBACK – Feb 2009 – While America lectures Russia on the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine, Russian historian Boris Borisov asks what became of over seven million American citizens who disappeared from US population records in the 1930s. Read More Here

Video: Minister Louis Farrakhan Exposes 9/11 and Questions Official Story

(NorCalTruth) – On March 14, 2010, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan discussed the lies surrounding the events on September 11, 2001. This excerpt is from the lecture entitled, “The Time and What Must Be Done; The Great War” Continue reading

Life is Great … But Only If You Are Already Mega-Wealthy

(WashingtonsBlog) – As I pointed out in November:

A report by University of California, Berkeley economics professor Emmanuel Saez concludes that income inequality in the United States is at an all-time high, surpassing even levels seen during the Great Depression.

The report shows that:

  • Income inequality is worse than it has been since at least 1917
  • “The top 1 percent incomes captured half of the overall economic growth over the period 1993-2007″
  • “In the economic expansion of 2002-2007, the top 1 percent captured two thirds of income growth.”

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Food Security Threat: Goverment Set to Ban Public Fishing, Individual Food Production

(Infowars) – In yet another example of government overstepping its bounds, the Obama administration is preparing to ban fishing in coastal areas around the country, as well as the Great Lakes and other inland water resources: Continue reading

Video: REALITY REPORT #34 – FOX the Gateway Drug, Greater Depression, Mouse-Pig Hybrids, Inside CPAC

In this edition of the Reality Report Gary lets off some steam with a brief history of how Fox has manipulated the Ron Paul Revolution and covers a story on Greenspan’s recent admissions about the economic crisis and reports on the recent Grecian National Strike. Continue reading

A “Good” Terrorist Captured by Iran – Ray McGovern

The Iranian government is celebrating the capture of Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of a violent group called Jundullah (Arabic for Soldiers of God), which Tehran says is a terrorist organization supported by the United States, Great Britain and Israel. Continue reading

The Bank of the Fed is Closed… Forever – Robert Singer

(Infowars) – In an effort to explain our escalating financial crisis, an American Nightmare (an Environmental Dream), the pundits are focusing their angst on the 44th POTUS, who might very well go down as the single most inept president in all of American history. (How to Squander the Presidency in One Year, David Michael Green) Continue reading

Greenspan: Worst Financial Crisis EVER, INCLUDING the Great Depression

(WashingtonsBlog) – Greenspan just said that the current credit crunch is “by far the greatest financial crisis, globally, ever” — including the 1930s Great Depression.

Bloomberg notes:

Greenspan said that while the economy was in worse shape in the Great Depression, the recent financial crisis was potentially more harmful than that in the 1930s because “never had short-term credit literally withdrawn.”

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MSM: Job losses from Great Recession about to get worse

(Yahoo) – Job losses during the Great Recession have been huge and they’re about to get bigger.
When the Labor Department releases the January unemployment report Friday, it will also update its estimate of jobs lost in the year that ended in March 2009. The number is expected to rise by roughly 800,000, raising the number of jobs shed during the recession to around 8 million. Continue reading

Video: Why You’ve Never Heard of the Great Depression of 1920

(C4L) – As President Obama continues to try to sell the country on the necessity of government intervention, this Mises Institute video from April 2009 looks at what happened when a president made the rare choice to restrain government action in an economic crisis. Continue reading

Study: Hunger in America jumps ‘unprecedented’ 46 percent

(RawStory) – If there is any indicator of the toll that the Great Recession has taken on the public, it would be the statistics beginning to emerge about hunger in the US. Continue reading

US and GB refuse discussion of Afghanistan’s opium problem during conference

Like every other Afghanistan conference, this latest held January 28 in London failed to address the country’s opium problem.
More than 70 countries and international organizations met in London and declared the goals of creating “a more stable and secure Afghanistan,” transferring power to the Afghan government, and reintegrating “those who renounce violence, cut links to terrorism and agree to work within the democratic process” into Afghan society.
While failing to touch upon one of the very most central issues affecting all the others- the opium production and the corruption that surrounds it. Continue reading

Congratulations! You’re donating $2,000 per family to Wall Street’s Bonuses

(AlterNet) – President Obama won’t tell us in his State of the Union address. The deficit hawks won’t crow about it. Don’t expect the Tea Party or Rush and Beck to highlight our generosity either. But the sad fact is this: During the worst year since the Great Depression, with 30 million people out of work or forced into part-time jobs, Wall Street is awarding itself $150 billion in bonus money…..and it comes from us! Continue reading

Video: Gerald Celente on Freedom Watch – Greatest Depression and War

(Fox) – Gerald Celente predicts the Greatest Depression and War. “War, regrettably, is the health of the state” – Judge Continue reading

Video: Government Is Too Big to Succeed – Ron Paul

Last week, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission kicked off their first round of hearings on the causes of the economic meltdown on Wall Street. The commission is being compared to the the Pecora Commission launched in 1932 to investigate the causes of the Great Depression. The Pecora commission is beloved by those who believe the solution to every problem is more laws because it was used to justify a number of new laws, including Glass-Steagall. Of course, none of those laws addressed the real causes of the Great Depression. It was the introduction of unsound monetary policy and central economic planning pursued by the Federal Reserve that really threw everything off balance. The Fed was founded in 1913 to stabilize the economy and prevent a recurrence of the short-lived Panic of 1907, but instead it promptly produced the Great Depression which lasted more than 15 years. Continue reading

Video: Gerald Celente – 2010 Brings the Great Depression

(Yahoo) – January 11, 2010 – Celente believes the bailouts have just postponed a depression – not prevented one: “The hand may change but the game doesn’t change.” Continue reading

MSM: America slides deeper into depression as Wall Street revels

(LondonTel) – December was the worst month for US unemployment since the Great Recession began.
The labour force contracted by 661,000. This did not show up in the headline jobless rate because so many Americans dropped out of the system. The broad U6 category of unemployment rose to 17.3pc. That is the one that matters. Continue reading

MSM: Great Inflation, real or imagined, is coming

(ChinaPost) – A historic economic crisis has left Americans with plenty of things to worry about. But is inflation one of them? And is there a risk that fretting over higher prices may actually bring them about? Continue reading