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

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

A Plea for Freedom

(Infowars) – We are broke.

On June 5th, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Emergency Banking Act which declared America bankrupt and insolvent.  Twenty years after the 1913 Federal Reserve Act authorized a private central bank to loan money to the government at interest, the country declared its bankruptcy.  Twenty years after the Federal Reserve Act was passed, Congress enacted House Joint Resolution 192, to “Suspend the Gold Standard and Abrogate the Gold Clause” and the nation became insolvent.  Just twenty years after the Federal Reserve Act became law, gold at twenty dollars an ounce was inflated by FDR to twenty-nine dollars an ounce, confiscated with the passing of the Gold Reserve Act in 1934, and then inflated again to thirty-five dollars an ounce. Continue reading

Video: Keiser Report №65 – Markets! Finance! Scandal!

(RussiaToday) – This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the latest scandals of box office manipulation in China, $9 billion missing in Iraq and contango in commodities. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Internet sensation George Hemminger about his experience with financial collapse in America. Continue reading

Economy

(SteveWatson) – Gold Prices Heading For Record Highs

Gold futures surged toward record highs Thursday as the stock market and the U.S. economy continued to flounder, leaving investors seeking a safe haven in hard assets. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – CHART OF THE DAY: Food Prices Are About To Explode – Read More Here

(Leap2020) – Global systemic crisis / Second half of 2010: The global system’s four single points of failure

Each day the news confirm the extent to which the global systemic crisis has now entered into the phase of global geopolitical dislocation, even if the media only timidly begin to interpret the historic upheavals which unfold before our own eyes. For LEAP/E2020, the second half of 2010 will thus correspond to a new step in the global geopolitical dislocation, characterized by an acceleration in the process of strategic, financial, economic and social convulsions centered on four single points of failure Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Home builders won’t lift the economy this time

Homebuilders are sending a message: They won’t be able to contribute much to the economic recovery now that government home-buying incentives have vanished. Read More Here

(InterForecaster) – Federal Reserve Purchases U.S. Sovereign Debt – Bob Chapman

We believe an inflationary depression began in February of 2009, and little has changed. Since then factory output has increased, as have inventories and other outward signs, such as retail sales. We believe that one-year spurt is ending, unless a new stimulus program is put in place. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – 100 Italian Economists Say Austerity Will Destroy Europe

The Telegraph’s Ambrose Evans-Pritchard points to a letter signed by 100 Italian economists (technically Keynesianites, but in the great Ponzi, the two have become synonymous) in which they note that “the austerity strategy imposed by Brussels/Frankfurt risks tipping Europe into a self-feeding downward spiral. Read More Here

(TheStreet) – Gold Prices Reach for $1,254

Gold prices were gunning to break their record high Thursday as an uncertain stock market fueled demand for gold as a safe haven asset. Read More Here

(CNNMoney) – Out-of-work job applicants told unemployed need not apply

The last thing someone who is unemployed needs to be told is that they shouldn’t even apply for the limited number of job openings that are available. But some companies and recruiters are doing just that. Read More Here

(Reuters) – More Than 90 Banks Miss TARP Payments – Read More Here

(June 16) – Video: Alex Newman Reveals Fed Manipulations & ‘Bernanke’s Trillions’ on Alex Jones Tv

New American journalist Alex Newman talks with Alex about his latest article, Fed Manipulations in the Crosshairs. “It turns out that under the guise of “stabilizing” the economy, the Federal Reserve banking cartel had set in motion a series of actions that would eventually transfer trillions to the bankers at taxpayers’ expense, all while decimating the investments of countless average Americans,” writes Newman. Alex also covers the news and takes your calls. Continue reading

Economy

(WPost) – 8 House members investigated over fundraisers held near financial reform vote

The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating eight lawmakers who held fundraisers within 48 hours of a major House vote on a Wall Street reform bill or received substantial donations from business people with a financial stake in the bill, according to congressional sources and letters. Read More Here

(Money&Markets) – Two Consequences of the Stimulus Programs Washington Wants You to Ignore! – Read More Here

(BullionBullsCanada) – Fannie Mae Proposes Bulldozing U.S. Homes – Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Bank Run in Spain and Its Destabilizing Ramifications for the Entire EU

According to FT, Spanish banks borrowed €85.6bn ($105.7bn) from the ECB last month. This was double the amount lent to them before the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 and 16.5 per cent of net eurozone loans offered by the central bank. Read More Here

(InternationalForecaster) – The Fed’s Purchase of US Sovereign Debt: “The US Treasury is under the Control of the Fed’s Owners”. – Bob Chapman

US, UK and European financial systems are on the way to collapse Read More Here

(MarketWatch) – U.S. home building craters after tax break expires

Housing starts fell 10% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000 in May, the lowest level since December. The details were even worse, as starts of single-family homes plunged 17% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 468,000, the lowest in a year. Read More Here

(LewRockwell) – Amnesty for the Banksters, Debtor’s Prison for the Serfs – Read More Here

(SoColPatriotsClub) – House Democrats Drop Ron Paul’s Audit of Federal Reserve

Yes, you read that right. Ron Paul’s push to audit the Federal Reserve Bank and see who received how much money in the last few years has been drastically reduced. Read More Here

Video: The Greecing of America, Simplified

The repercussions from Greece’s fiscal crisis are starting to ripple around the world. But are lessons being learned? – View Video Here

REPOST – (RussiaToday) – Video: Greece was used as trojan horse by Washington and Goldman Sachs, to damage Eurozone

“The whole attack on Greece and the attack on the euro originated from a concerted strategy of Wall Street and US Institutions to permanently cripple or try to cripple the only alternative reserve currency anywhere in the world that can challenge the dollar,” Engdahl told RT. Video Link Here

Video: Instead of budgeting, Congress is….

With all of the attention on the BP oil spill, the European debt crisis and even financial regulatory reform, the fact that Congress hasn’t passed (and will likely not pass) a federal budget for fiscal year 2011 is flying under the radar. View video Here

(WPost) – More college-educated jump tracks to become skilled manual laborers – Read More Here

(LewRockwellShow) – Podcast: We Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet – Lew with Gerald Celente

What does the state-bank-military complex plan next? As the second stage of the financial crisis hits, says Gerald Celente, we can expect them to start another war to divert people’s attention from the wholesale robbery of the productive. Listen to Podcast Here

(LewRockwell) – Bailing Out Politicians Now? – Patrick J. Buchanan – Read More Here

(WRMEA) – U.S. Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts, and Impact – Read More Here

(MarketWatch) – Fannie, Freddie to scrap NYSE stock listings – Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Bloomberg Considering Former-Goldman Man for Deputy Mayor – Read More Here

REPOST – (Snard) – More Than 1 In 5 American Children Are Now Living Below The Poverty Line

Perhaps the greatest victims of the economic nightmare that is unfolding right in front of our eyes are our children. Read More Here

(AlterNet) – “Lure People Into That Calm and Then Just Totally F–k ‘Em”: How All of Us Pay for the Derivatives Market

Derivatives are a hotbed of abuses and bailouts. So why are taxpayers footing the bill? Read More Here

(Infowars) – Why You Should Buy Gold and Silver – Mark Dice – Read More Here

(FinancialSense) – Gold Going to Parabolic Top of $10,000 by 2012 – For Good Reasons

No wishful thinking here! As I see it gold is going to a parabolic top of $10,000 by 2012 for very good reasons – sovereign debt defaults, bankruptcies of “too big to fail” banks and other financial entities, currency inflation and devaluations – which will all contribute to rampant price inflation.

Not surprisingly, I have company in that view: Continue reading