Czars And A Gulag America? – J. Speer-Williams

(Rense) – Czars were Russian tyrants. Gulags were Russian slave labor camps. Are gulags coming to America? We already have a growing corps of Czars.

The oligarchs of the International Monetary/Banking Cartel took a huge step towards the tyranny of their New World Order when they put their man ­ Barack Obama ­ into the White House.

Obama, who many Americans still consider to be their friend, has had the audacity ­ the cheek, the arrogant insolence ­ to have appointed a growing cadre of Czars, on top of a bloated bureaucracy that is already at least a thousand times too large and too intrusive.

This is “in your face” tyranny. The very word ­ Czar ­ is repugnant to any democracy. The very definition of the word Czar means, “king” or “emperor” or “autocrat” or “tyrant.” Continue reading

Video: Judge Napolitano – Immigration Won’t be Fixed Because ‘GOP wants cheap labor and Dems want easy votes’

(Fox) – Judge Andrew Napolitano clearly explains the Constitutional problems with the Arizona immigration law. As emotions run high at the lack of Federal action on the border, Napolitano strips out any emotional rhetoric and sticks to the Constitution. Continue reading

Creating the Great ‘Union’ Divide

(MakeItEightEh) – According to Glenn Beck, the reason Obama can not allow the cleanup in the Gulf from the oil leak is the “Jones Act”, which gives the Unions power to effect control over who works on boats. No foreigners are allowed. Yet, Obama has no problem with allowing illegal immigrants. Good point Glenn, or is it?

It would appear just as Beck fed enough truth and good information on George Soros and his involvement in Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, he has diverted once again from the true issue, and is on the attack of labor unions and their pensions. Continue reading

Health News

(SeattleTimes) – Airport body scanners raise radiation concerns

The experts said they fear that the scanners may expose the skin to high doses of X-rays that could increase the risk of cancer and other health problems, particularly among people with weak immune systems. Read More Here

(Time) – Foxconn Suicides: iPhone and iPad Factory Under Scrutiny – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Congress Decides Herbal Supplements are Bad

Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some supplement sellers made illegal claims that their products can cure cancer and other diseases, investigators found. Read More Here

(Ning) – FDA Warns of Bone Fracture with Heartburn Drugs

Federal health regulators are warning doctors and patients that popular heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec may cause bone fractures when used for more than a year. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – British Medical Council Bars Doctor Who Linked Vaccine With Autism

A doctor whose research and public statements caused widespread alarm that a common childhood vaccine could cause autism was banned on Monday from practicing medicine in his native Britain for ethical lapses, including conducting invasive medical procedures on children that they did not need. Read More Here

(Rense) – Psych Drugs Killing US Military Vets In Their Sleep (Published in the Marine Corps Times)

Psychotropic Drug-Induced Sudden Deaths in Iraq War Veterans – Deadly Combination of Seroquel, Paxil and Klonopin Involved Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Support the Free Speech About Science Act and restore freedom of health speech – Mike Adams

The Alliance for Natural Health, a nonprofit organization committed to protecting access to natural and integrative medicine, has recently come up with a Congressional bill designed to stop government censorship of truthful, scientific health claims about natural foods and herbs, and restore free speech to natural health. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Green tea blocks lung cancer

Drinking at least a cup of green tea a day may significantly decrease a person’s risk of lung cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Shan Medical University in Taiwan. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Common herbicide used on U.S. crops castrates male frogs

The dangers associated with pesticide and herbicide use have been receiving increased attention in the media these days. Everything from their contamination of local water supplies to their residue on food has been making headlines. But a new study has found that one popular weed killer is actually causing a certain species of frog to turn from male to female. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Study reveals huge overdiagnosis of cancer causing unnecessary treatment and suffering

Just published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests the overdiagnosis of cancer is nothing less than a large and growing problem in the US. Study authors H. Gilbert Welch, M.D., and William Black, M.D., of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, conclude it’s time for this phenomenon to be faced head-on with the development of clinical and research strategies to quantify, recognize, and deal with cancer overdiagnosis. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Drug companies intentionally leave out required side effects information on drug ads

The FDA has sent warning letters to four pharmaceutical companies citing them for omitting and minimizing information about risks and exaggerating potential benefits in material promoting their drugs. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Doctor beats swine flu with vitamin D and elderberries

A former family practitioner in Canada says she cured herself of the H1N1 swine flu by taking supplements of vitamin D and elderberries. Read More Here

(May 26) – Video: Rob Jacobson Reports About Apple’s I-Pad Chinese Labor Suicide Scandal on Alex Jones Tv

Infowars video editor/camera man calls into report a story about a chinese worker who killed himself inside an Apple I-Pad work plant in china. Continue reading

Video: Democracy Now! – Tariq Ali and Mark Weisbrot Discuss Greece’s Economic Crisis and Popular Uprising

“The People of Greece Are Fighting for the Whole of Europe”
The European Union and the International Monetary Fund have approved a nearly $1 trillion package to stop Greece’s debt crisis from spilling beyond its borders into the rest of the eurozone. Stocks surged in Europe, Asia and the United States Monday after EU leaders agreed to a $960 billion package to contain Greece’s financial troubles. Meanwhile, the austerity measures demanded by the IMF and the European Union as a condition of their loan are continuing to exact their toll. Greece’s two main unions have continued to hold protests against the reforms. In a statement, one of the unions said, “The crisis should be paid by…all those who looted public finances.” Last week nearly 100,000 people participated in a mass demonstration and a twenty-four-hour general strike against the austerity measures. Video Link 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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US root of global terror: Ahmadinejad

(PressTV) – Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he has ‘documented evidence’ that Washington and Israel are linked to leading terrorist organizations in the world.
“We have documents that prove [Washington] is the root of world terrorism. It has been aiding and abetting extremist groups over the past years,” said President Ahmadinejad in a Saturday ceremony marking World Labor Day. Continue reading

Real, Uglier American Unemployment

(GlobalResearch) – Can you trust national averages? As bad as the jobless data you hear are, you have not been told the whole truth. If you think the terrible impact of America ’s Great Recession is shown by an official unemployment rate of about 10 percent, think again. Continue reading

More Government Equals Fewer Jobs – Peter Schiff

(C4L) – With today’s unexpected decline in December payrolls, the cry for more job-related stimulus will grow even louder. But the sad truth is that any new stimulus or jobs bills will ultimately swell the ranks of the unemployed, thereby raising calls for an even bigger federal effort. If we are not careful, government regulations, subsidies, and spending, all designed to fight unemployment, could push the labor market into a death spiral. Continue reading

MSM: 8.4 Million Jobs Lost in Recession

(DowJones) – The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly declined in January, but the economy continued to shed jobs and revisions painted a bleaker picture for 2009, casting doubt over the labor market’s strength. Continue reading

MSM: Jobless Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 480,000

(Fox) – The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week, evidence that layoffs are continuing and jobs remain scarce. Continue reading

Wages growth lowest in 27 years; minimum wages are bad?

(ComingDepression) – The Labor Department said Friday that wages and benefits rose by 0.5 percent in the three months ending in December. For the entire year, wages and benefits were up 1.5 percent, the weakest showing on records that go back to 1982. Continue reading

The Economy

(CNN) – Unemployment claims jump higher

The number of Americans filing for initial unemployment insurance rose more than expected last week, the government said Thursday. Read More Here

(RawStory) – US new jobless rise for second week

New claims for jobless insurance benefits in the United States rose for the second consecutive week amid persistent labor market concerns even as the economy recovers from recession. Read More Here

US Foreclosures Up 21% in 2009

The number of U.S. residential properties receiving at least one foreclosure filing jumped 21% in 2009 to a record 2.82 million, rrports RealtyTrac. Read More Here

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

US sheds 85,000 jobs in December, dampening optimism

(RawStory) – The US economy lost 85,000 jobs in December while the unemployment rate held at 10.0 percent, the government said Friday in a report dashing hopes of a turnaround in the ailing labor market. Continue reading

MSM: Unemployment sets a grim record in 2009

(MSNBC) – A record 20 million-plus Americans collected unemployment benefits at some point in 2009, a year that ended with the jobless rate at 10 percent.

As the pace of layoffs slows, the number of new applicants visiting unemployment offices has been on the decline in recent months. But limited hiring means the ranks of the long-term unemployed continues to grow, with more than 5.8 million people out of work for more than six months.

The number of new claims for jobless benefits dropped last week to 432,000, the Labor Department said Thursday, down sharply from its late March peak of 674,000. The decline signals that the economy could begin adding a small number of jobs in January, several economists said. Read More Here

While You Were Sleeping… The Economy Collapsed

One of the most powerful forces in human psychology is the force of habit. Consistency, apathetic comfort, ties men to the ocean bottom to squeeze every ounce of oxygen from their last breath until it is gone, and we wake up at 50 or 60, only realizing then that we have done the same things and thought the same thoughts for decades without err. Repetition makes us easy to startle and easy to control. Any sudden break in daily routine can cause most people to freeze; animals gripped with terror at the very possibility of necessary individual action or adaptation. Continue reading

MSM: A morally bankrupt dictatorship built by slave labour

(Independent) – Dubai is finally financially bankrupt – but it has been morally bankrupt all along. The idea that Dubai is an oasis of freedom on the Arabian peninsular is one of the great lies of our time. Continue reading

MSM: The ‘Real’ Jobless Rate: 17.5% Of Workers Are Unemployed

(CNBC) – As experts debate the potential speed of the US recovery, one figure looms large but is often overlooked: nearly 1 in 5 Americans is either out of work or under-employed. Continue reading

MSM: Broader Measure of U.S. Unemployment Stands at 17.5%

(NYT) – Editor’s note: The unemployment rate during the Great Depression was %20.
For all the pain caused by the Great Recession, the job market still was not in as bad shape as it had been during the depths of the early 1980s recession — until now. Continue reading

A Postal Strike In Britain Is The War At Home – John Pilger

The postal workers’ struggle is as vital for democracy as any national event in recent years. The campaign against them is part of a historic shift from the last vestiges of political democracy in Britain to a corporate world of insecurity and war. If the privateers running the Post Office are allowed to win, the regression that now touches all lives bar the wealthy will quicken its pace. A third of British children now live in low-income or impoverished families. One in five young people is denied hope of a decent job or education. Continue reading

Funding Sweatshops Globally

In July 2008, SweatFree Communities (SFC) released a report titled, “Subsidizing Sweatshops: How Our Tax Dollars Fund the Race to the Bottom, and What Cities and States Can Do” in which it studied 12 factories in nine countries that produce employee uniforms for nine major companies.

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Where Is The Gold? Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress

Trying to put together an army of resistance, the Arawaks faced Spaniards who had armor, muskets, swords, horses. When the Spaniards took prisoners they hanged them or burned them to death. Among the Arawaks, mass suicides began, with cassava poison. Infants were killed to save them from the Spaniards. In two years, through murder, mutilation, or suicide, half of the 250,000 Indians on Haiti were dead. Continue reading

Sweatshop Conditions in US Cities

(Global Research) – October 9, 2009 – A new low-wage industry study [Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers. Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America’s Cities] by the Center for Urban Economic Development, theNational Employment Law Project, and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment exposes the dark side of workforce exploitation in America’s three largest cities – New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
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MSM: David Cameron’s war on the state

(Guardian) – David Cameron today used what may be his final party conference speech before becoming Britain’s 53rd prime minister to say he would use power to tear down Labour’s big government, replacing it with a stronger society that nourishes personal responsibility, strong families and community. Continue reading

Marx and Lenin Revisited – Paul Craig Roberts

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

US: Over a quarter million jobs lost in September

The US unemployment rate reached 9.8 percent and the economy lost 263,000 jobs in September, according to figures released Friday by the Labor Department. The latest figures undermine claims of an imminent economic recovery and point to the likelihood that the US economy will remain mired in recession for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

The Recovery That Isn’t – Peter Schiff

For those market boosters who are prattling on about the possibility of a “jobless recovery,” I offer an invitation to join me for a breakfast of “fat-free bacon,” “eggless omelets,” and “no-carb bread.” As unappetizing as such a meal may sound, it would nevertheless offer more substance than the oxymoronic concept of an economic resurgence without job creation. Continue reading

Obama: We Need To Bailout Newspapers To Stop New Media Taking Over

President Obama has stated that he is happy to consider bailing out the corporate media, expressing concerns that alternative internet based news outlets will grow in popularity as a result of the downfall of newspapers. Continue reading

California Joblessness Reaches 70-Year High: Highest Since 1940

The New York Times notes:

California’s unemployment rate in August hit its highest point in nearly 70 years…The state’s new unemployment rate [is] 12.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor StatisticsContinue reading

For Britons, The Party Game Is Over – John Pilger

On the day Prime Minister Gordon Brown made his “major policy speech” on Afghanistan, repeating his surreal claim that if the British army did not fight Pashtun tribesmen over there, they would be over here, the stench of burnt flesh hung over the banks of the Kunduz River. Nato fighter planes had blown the poorest of the poor to bits. Continue reading

Sick and Wrong

How Washington is screwing up health care reform – and why it may take a revolt to fix it Continue reading

Whose Economic Recovery?

President Obama’s highly anticipated health care speech started on a totally different subject: The economy. Continue reading

Health Care is a Civil Right – Dennis Kucinich

There is only one true health care public option: Single payer. It covers everyone, all basic health care needs, with doctor of choice. No more premiums, co-pays or deductibles. All health care assets in America would become not-for-profit. The bill already exists. It is HR 676. Continue reading

Video: Dennis Kucinich – Labor Day Speech

How long can the bosses keep the plants and offices open if workers don’t show up? How long would this country’s economy function if workers were to walk out? You know the answer. Perhaps it’s time that we remind the bosses, bankster frauds and politicos what the answer is. Continue reading

Labor Day 2009 – Little to Celebrate, Much to Mourn

August 2009 marks the 19th straight month we have lost jobs as a nation ~ that’s 6.9 million jobs gone ! The Obama top down multi-billion dollar bailout and bank rescue has artificially inflated stocks and credit markets but has left Main Street destitute, jobless and unprotected: Continue reading

MSM: Food stamp list soars past 35 million – USDA

(Reuters) – More than 35 million Americans received food stamps in June, up 22 percent from June 2008 and a new record as the country continued to grapple with the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Continue reading

MSM: US jobless soars as companies squeeze workers

(TimesOnline) – Private employers cut 298,000 American jobs last month, far above economists’ expectations, and squeezed more work out of staff over fewer hours. Continue reading

MSM: NM Rothschild pitches motorway privatisation plan

(TimesOnline) – A radical plan to raise £100 billion by privatising the motorway network has been presented to the three main political parties by NM Rothschild, the influential investment bank. Continue reading