Economy

(SilverBearCafe) – ShadowStats: CPI-Alt Running 4.3%, Gold $2,382, Silver $139

There is almost no doubt in my mind that we will see these prices for gold and silver. I am just not sure exactly how we will get there, and when. But I expect the unexpected, or at least that which is not expected by the many.

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Consumer Metrics Institute: In about 20 days the 2010 slowdown could be more severe on a day-to-day basis than the 2008 ‘Great Recession’ – Read More Here

(Reuters) – Consumer Prices Drop, Sentiment Sours

Weak energy costs pushed U.S. consumer prices down for a third straight month in June while consumer sentiment dropped to a near one-year low in July, highlighting the sluggishness of the economic recovery. Read More Here

(ActivistPost) – Goldman Sachs Mafia Pays Hush Money to the S.E.C. Police

The New York Times reported yesterday that the criminal gang at Goldman Sachs is paying a $550 million “fine” to the Securities and Exchange Commission to “settle” their fraud case. If approved, the settlement would “represent only a small financial dent for Goldman, which reported $13.38 billion in profit last year.”

Meanwhile, Goldman Sach’s shares rose 5% in after-hours trading alone on the news adding about $3.5 billion in value to their market cap. Ah, life is good for the banksters at the top of the pyramid, especially when the media is on your side too. The New York Times piece went on to say: Read More Here

Video: Bob Chapman – The United States Middle Class is being Wiped-Out!!! – Alex Jones Tv –

Alex talks with regular Friday guest Bob Chapman, publisher of the the International Forecaster newsletter, a compendium of information on business, finance, economics and social and political issues worldwide, which reaches 10,000 investors and brokers monthly. Chapman became a stockbroker in 1960 and retired in 1988. For 18 of those years he owned his own brokerage firm and was probably the largest gold and silver stockbroker in the world during that period. Starting in 1967 Mr. Chapman began writing articles on business, finance, economics and politics having been printed and reprinted over the years in over 200 publications. He owned and wrote the Gary Allen Report, which had 30,000 subscribers. Continue reading

Economy

(ABC) – Factory Orders Drop More Than Expected – Read More Here

(CNNMoney) – Job recovery hits a wall – Read More Here

(Independent) – Johann Hari: How Goldman gambled on starvation

Speculators set up a casino where the chips were the stomachs of millions. What does it say about our system that we can so casually inflict so much pain? Read More Here

(ATR) – Six Months to Go Until The Largest Tax Hikes in History

Personal income tax rates will rise. The top income tax rate will rise from 35 to 39.6 percent (this is also the rate at which two-thirds of small business profits are taxed). The lowest rate will rise from 10 to 15 percent. All the rates in between will also rise. Itemized deductions and personal exemptions will again phase out, which has the same mathematical effect as higher marginal tax rates. The full list of marginal rate hikes is below Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Walmart CEO Pay: More in an Hour Than Workers Get All Year? – Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Middle class families face a triple whammy

You don’t usually expect radical neo-Marxism from the International Monetary Fund – the last great bastion of capitalism, spreading the gospel about the free market to the furthest reaches of the world. And yet, hidden away in an obscure IMF report a few years back is a short sentence that explains precisely the problems that Britain, and the rest of the Western world, have been sleepwalking towards for years.

The claim made by the IMF’s Financial Stability Report in 2005, in a seemingly throwaway remark, was that households had become the financial system’s “shock absorber of last resort”. In other words, whereas in previous eras, much of the pain of recession and financial crisis was borne by businesses or governments, with families afforded some degree of protection by the pensions system or welfare state, it was now households who were far more likely to face the music. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Expired Unemployment Benefits Causing Panic, Desperation: ‘I’m Drowning Fast’

Debra Rousey of Gainesville, Georgia, says that she received an unemployment check of $194 last week, half the usual amount she receives, along with a letter announcing that this check would be her last. She is now in a complete panic over what to do next. Read More Here

(DailyCrux) – Doug Casey: Going to these colleges serves no useful purpose whatsoever

There is no point at all in going to a college today, unless you’re looking to learn a trade. Or, perhaps, because the people you meet in college might be of some future benefit to you. In other words, it’s pointless unless it’s Harvard, Princeton, Yale, or the like. Because of the classes? No. It’s because the kids that go to such schools are the most intelligent and ambitious “up and comers” – so the connections you make and the patina you get at these places can open a lot of doors. Read More Here

(FoxNews) – Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs“It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.” Read More Here

(July 1) – Video: Alex Jones Tv – Dollar Plunges After UN Call To Ditch Greenback! – Video Link Here

(July 1) – Video: Ron Paul – 114 Flip Flop on Audit The Fed Causing Bill to Fail 229 – 198

(AFP) – US jobless claims surge more than expected – Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Goldman Sachs Pressed By Born for Derivatives Data

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. refused a request from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to reveal how much it makes trading derivatives, saying the bank doesn’t separate the figure from other businesses. Read More Here

(CNNMoney) – House passes unemployment benefits extension

After a failed attempt earlier this week, the House voted to extend the deadline to file for federal jobless benefits Thursday. But the bill will be stuck in limbo as Congress takes a weeklong summer break.

The bill would extend the deadline to file for extended unemployment benefits through November, and would retroactively pay out claims to those who saw their benefits expire in May. Read More Here

(LRCBlog) – Audit-the-Fed Goes Down, 229-198

This is no surprise. Neither party wants to audit the counterfeiting enterprise that is at the dark heart of the regime. Read More Here

(EconomicCollapseBlog) – Mortgage Horror Stories: The U.S. Housing Industry Will Never Recover If Qualified People Can’t Get A Home Loan – Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – One million protest against Italy’s austerity cuts

About 100,000 people, according to union estimates, demonstrated in the central city of Bologna, capital of a traditionally leftist area with a strong labour movement. Read More Here

(TheHill) – Top Republican: Raise Social Security’s retirement age to 70

Boehner, the top Republican lawmaker in the House, said raising the retirement age by five years, indexing benefits to the rate of inflation and means-testing benefits would make the massive entitlement program more solvent. Read More Here

(USAToday) – National debt soars to highest level since WWII

The federal debt will represent 62% of the nation’s economy by the end of this year, the highest percentage since just after World War II, according to a long-term budget outlook released today by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Read More Here

Climategate

(WattsUpWithThat) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister: Climate Change bill a “load of rubbish” and “hoax”

Via Andrew Bolt in email, some surprising revelations about New Zealand’s Prime minister and his previous opinion of the ETS. It appears he has done a complete about face from his very strong opinions of 2005. Read More Here

(WattsUpWithThat) – Climate Craziness of the Week: The AGU peddles a mammoth climate change theory – Read More Here

Video

(RawStory) – Video: MSNBC’s Ratigan – Stock market an ‘obviously corrupt’ fraud

On his afternoon show Tuesday, MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan explained why he believes the usual explanations given in the media for why the stock market went up or down on a given day are nonsense.

“Seventy percent of the volume [of trades on the stock market] is computers that are run by the banks playing ping pong with stocks for 10 seconds at at time,” Ratigan said. Continue reading

A Middle East Peace That Could Happen (But Won’t) – Noam Chomsky

(TomDispatch) – In Washington-Speak, “Palestinian State” Means “Fried Chicken”
The fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange.  For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement.  In this case, it is not only possible, but there is near universal agreement on its basic contours: a two-state settlement along the internationally recognized (pre-June 1967) borders — with “minor and mutual modifications,” to adopt official U.S. terminology before Washington departed from the international community in the mid-1970s. Continue reading

The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America

“The American oligarchy spares no pains in promoting the belief that it does not exist, but the success of its disappearing act depends on equally strenuous efforts on the part of an American public anxious to believe in egalitarian fictions and unwilling to see what is hidden in plain sight.”Michael Lind, To Have and to Have Not

Yes, of course, we all have very strong differences of opinion on many issues. However, like our Founding Fathers before us, we must put aside our differences and unite to fight a common enemy. Continue reading

Take This Empire and Shove It! – Cindy Sheehan

“Listen, I can’t get involved. I’ve got work to do. It’s not that I like the Empire; I hate it. But there’s nothing I can do about it right now… It’s all such a long way from here.” – Luke Skywalker in Star Wars

Dear Reader—raise your hand if you don’t know that atrocities happen in war. Now put your hands in the air like you just don’t care.
Psychologist, Robert Jay Lifton, who is a pioneer in the study of what drives otherwise “normal” human beings to commit war crimes calls war: “an atrocity-producing situation.” Atrocities have been committed in every war since the beginning of time, and the sad thing is the barbarity hasn’t decreased. Recently a US soldier tried to justify to me committing atrocities because the “British did it to the Native Americans” in the French-Indian War. This soldier was essentially agreeing with Lifton. Continue reading

Economy

(WSJ) – U.S. Is Riskier Than Euro Zone; So Says CDS Market

Something troubling has occurred in the market for default protection on the debt of the world’s biggest borrower. Read More Here

(WSJ) – Treasurys Sink After Poor Sale

Treasury prices fell hard after a poor five-year auction that escalated concerns about the government’s ability to sell its massive amounts of debt. Read More Here

(KCTV5) – Folger’s To Close KC Coffee Plant

The J.M. Smucker Company announced Wednesday it will close its Kansas City Folger’s Coffee plant in the summer of 2012. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Lehman Brothers: Warehouse for junk loans – View Video Here

(TheSun) – CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling has delivered his last crucial budget — and plunged the country further into debt. – Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – JP Morgan Paid $1.9 Billion For Washington Mutual And Now It Wants A $1.4 Billion Tax Refund

JPMorgan Chase is negotiating with the FDIC for a tax refund related to its acquisition of Washington Mutual that could amount to $1.4 billion, The Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning Read More Here

(DailyTelegraph) – Gordon Brown told to explain why he sold Britain’s gold reserves

Gordon Brown has been ordered to release information before the general election about his controversial decision to sell Britain’s gold reserves. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Poll Reveals Americans Hate Wall Street

Americans are leery about creating a new federal agency to make consumer-protection rules for mortgages and credit cards and would prefer to enhance the existing powers of banking regulators. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – States Sue Over Overhaul That Will Bust State Budgets

President Barack Obama faces a fight over the health-care overhaul from states that sued today because the legislation’s expansion of Medicaid imposes a fiscal strain on their cash-strapped budgets. Read More Here

(WallStreetJournal) – Economic Stimulus Bill May Give J.P. Morgan a Tax Refund of $1.4 Billion

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is nearing a deal that would allow it to benefit from a tax refund of as much as $1.4 billion, becoming the latest company to tap a little-noticed plank in an economic stimulus bill. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Social Inequality in America: Widening Income Disparities

The “aristocracy of our moneyed incorporations” has never conceded a thing, not even to suppress a revolt. This “opulent minority” does not “give” what it does not intend to begin to claw back with its cold, non-living corporate “hand” before the ink is dry on the signatures on treaties, the Fourteenth Amendment, even the New Deal, perhaps the greatest bowl of gruel ever cooked up by an oligarchy. Read More Here

(EpochTimes) – Most Japanese Airports in Debt, Face Closure

The majority of Japanese airports are facing serious financial problems and may be forced to close unless they attract more passengers, according to a Japanese Ministry of Transport survey, reports the Japan Times. Read More Here

(FinancialArmageddon) – Is the stock market being manipulated?

Larry Doyle, a long-time Wall Street veteran and publisher of the Sense on Cents blog, hosts a Sunday night show, “No Quarter Radio’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle,” on Blog Talk Radio. In this week’s edition, which features an interview with Phil Davis of Phil’s Stock World, Larry raises a question that a few of us, who are amazed at and unsettled by the willingness of investors to throw caution to the wind and repeat the mistakes of the past (see “Back Buying the Same Kind of Crap” for one example), have occasionally wondered about ourselves: Read More Here

(MyBudget360) – How the Middle Class Slowly Evaporated in the Last 40 Years

Loss of Manufacturing, Bank Deregulation, Hyper Consumption, and Short-term Profit Seeking from Wall Street Read More Here

(DailyBell) – Global Economy Spins Out of Control? – Read More Here

(Spiegel) – German Shipping Faces Wave of Financing Problems

As recently as 2008, container ships were transporting record amounts of products across the world’s oceans. Now, many German shipping companies are struggling to pay for the vessels they ordered during the boom. Their banks could be in trouble, too. Read More Here

(CSPAN) – Video: Ron Paul Vs Tiny Tim Geithner-You Got Us In A Bigger Mess – View Video Here

MSM: Revealed – Tony Blair’s secret oil links to Middle East

(Standard) – Tony Blair’s secret links to Gulf oil giants were revealed today as fresh details emerged of his “carte blanche” support for George Bush’s Iraq war. Read More Here

Video: Peace in the Middle East? Biden Attends War Council in Israel

(KurtNimmo) – Joe Biden went to Israel not for the sake of peace or even to admonish the country for its plan to build 1,600 illegal settlement homes in East Jerusalem. Biden went there to talk about bombing Iran back to the Stone Age. Continue reading

Former ISI Head Says U.S. Creates Terror Groups in Middle East

(PressTV) – Former head of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency Hamid Gol says the United States is seeking to create and train terrorist groups in the region. Continue reading

World War

(DailyStar) – US folly unites Iran and Syria

The show of unity between the Iranian and Syrian presidents during a meeting in Damascus Thursday puzzled some Western observers who thought that Syria’s recent rapprochement with the US would have transformed the country into a servile ally. Read More Here

(Politico) – Coats: Military action ‘only option’ on Iran

Former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats told the magazine Human Events this week that “potential military action” is “the only option now” for halting Iran’s nuclear program. Read More Here

(LATimes) – Unity lacking for U.N. sanctions against Iran

Reporting from Washington — As many as four countries may refuse to support an expected United Nations resolution imposing new sanctions against Iran, threatening a setback for Western efforts to show a unified international effort, according to foreign diplomats close to the issue. Read More Here

(WSWS) – The UN nuclear agency, the US and Iran

With the Obama administration escalating its diplomatic campaign for a further round of UN sanctions against Iran, a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last week provided an apparent boost to US propaganda that Tehran is developing a nuclear weapons capacity. Read More Here

(WRH) – Who Is Sending Your Children Off To Die In War With Iran? – Read More Here

(MediaMonitors) – The Iran Threat – More of the same

The pressure is cranking up on Iran. During her recent tour of the Middle East, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton declared that Iran is “moving toward a military dictatorship”, because the civilian government is being “supplanted” by the Revolutionary Guard, which “poses a very direct threat to everyone.” Read More Here

(MEOnline) – Iran: IAEA bends to political influence

Iran parliamentary speaker says UN nuclear watchdog under influence of ‘several big powers’. Read More Here

Terrorism: The Most Meaningless and Manipulated Word – Glenn Greenwald

(Salon) – Yesterday, Joseph Stack deliberately flew an airplane into a building housing IRS offices in Austin, Texas, in order to advance the political grievances he outlined in a perfectly cogent suicide-manifesto.  Stack’s worldview contained elements of the tea party’s anti-government anger along with substantial populist complaints generally associated with “the Left” (rage over bailouts, the suffering of America’s poor, and the pilfering of the middle class by a corrupt economic elite and their government-servants).  All of that was accompanied by an argument as to why violence was justified (indeed necessary) to protest those injustices: Read More Here

The Economic Elite Have Engineered an Extraordinary Coup, Threatening the Very Existence of the Middle Class

(AlterNet) – The economic elite have robbed us all. The amount of suffering in the United States of America is literally a crime against humanity. Read More Here

MSM: Israel Conducts Covert Assassination Campaign

(TimesOnline) – Israel is waging a covert assassination campaign across the Middle East in an effort to stop its key enemies co-ordinating their activities. Continue reading

MSM: Obama “Open” On Middle Class Tax Increases

(BusinessWeek) – President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit. Continue reading

Banking and Housing Payments Devoured the Middle Class Income – 1 out of 10 Americans on Food Stamps and how the Fed Slowly Devalued the Dollars in your Wallet

It is a challenge to say that things are getting better when every month that goes by more Americans are losing their jobs or needing to apply for food assistance.  In the latest data for food assistance through SNAP we find that 200,000 more Americans were added to the program.  That now brings the total number of Americans on food assistance to 38,183,000.  1 out of 10 Americans are receiving food assistance.  For 2009 this cost the government $50 billion, up from $34 billion in 2008 and $30 billion in 2007.  It should be no surprise then that average Americans are questioning the viability of a middle class in the upcoming decade.

But even when we look at the balance sheet of the government, things are still not improving: Read More Here

World War

(PressTV) – ‘Russia guarantees delivery of S-300 system to Iran’

Iran’s ambassador to Russia says Moscow has guaranteed that it will deliver the S-300 missile defense system to Iran. Read More Here

(WashingtonPost) – Israel warns Syria it would lose future war

Israel’s outspoken foreign minister harshly warned Syria Thursday against drawing the Jewish state into another war, saying the Syrian army would be defeated and its regime would collapse in a future conflict. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Turkey can’t be silent about Israel’s crimes in Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Israel’s conduct in Gaza, saying Ankara cannot be silent when innocent civilians are killed, phosphorus bombs are used, infrastructure is destroyed, and people are forced to live in an open-air prison. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel threatens Syria’s Assad with collapse

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatens to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad if Damascus enters into a war with the Israeli regime. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Syria warns Israel against military offensive

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has cautioned Israel against any act of adventurism and launching a war against his country, saying such a move would only endanger the regime’s stability. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Attack on Iran could backfire, Petraeus says

Chief of US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus says any military action against Iran could backfire by increasing “nationalist tendencies” in the country. Read More Here

(RiaNov) – U.S. calls Iran’s Kavoshgar rocket launch ‘provocative act’

The United States considers Iran’s launching of a Kavoshgar-3 rocket a “provocative act,” White House spokesman Bill Burton told journalists on Wednesday. Read More Here

(Xinhua) – France to seek strong sanction against Iran: PM

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon announced Wednesday that France is going to seek “strong sanctions ” from the United Nations against Iran’s nuclear program as negotiation time is “pressing.” Read More Here

UN chief calls for treaty to prevent cyber war

The world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday. Read More Here

A Brief History of US Interventions in the Middle East 1949-2002

1949: CIA backs military coup in Syria, ousting elected government.

1953: CIA overthrows democratically elected Iranian government, placing the Shah in power. In 1951, Iranian parliament had nationalized the British Anglo-Iranian oil company. This popular move was spearheaded by the reformer, Mossadegh, who was elected prime minister shortly after. Britain and the US organize ruthless economic blockade. Shortly before the coup, the Communist Party calls a 100,000 strong demonstration to protest the US and the Shah. Nine hours of street fighting finally quells popular rebellion against the coup.
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MSM: Backdoor taxes to hit middle class

(Reuters) – The Obama administration’s plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade relies heavily on so-called backdoor tax increases that will result in a bigger tax bill for middle-class families. Continue reading

MSM: Peres – Iran seeks to take control of Mideast

(Haaretz) – Iran is the world’s “center of terror” which seeks to impose its will on the Middle East, President Shimon Peres said Tuesday during a historic visit to Berlin. Continue reading

Theft! Were the US & UK central banks complicit in robbing the middle classes? – Albert Edwards

(ZeroHedge) – Mr Bernanke’s in-house Fed economists have found that the Fed wasn’t responsible for the boom which subsequently turned into the biggest bust since the 1930s. Are those the same Fed staffers whose research led Mr Bernanke to assert in Oct. 2005 that “there was no housing bubble to go bust”? The reasons for the US and the UK central banks inflating the bubble range from incompetence and negligence to just plain spinelessness. Let me propose an alternative thesis. Did the US and UK central banks collude with the politicians to ‘steal’ their nations’ income growth from the middle classes and hand it to the very rich? Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul on Terrorism and Security

(C4L) – Congressman Ron Paul gives his thoughts on Yemen, the attempted airline bombing, the motivations of Al Qaeda, the radicalization of the Middle East, and the negation of our liberties to government provided “security.” Continue reading

Compulsory Private Health Insurance: Just Another Bailout of the Financial Sector?

Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is quoted as warning two centuries ago:

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an underground dictatorship. . . . The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom.” Continue reading

Obamacare To Cost Middle Class Families $15,000 A Year

(PaulWatson) – Families struggling in the midst of a deep recession who earn a combined total greater than $88,200 and don’t have their health care covered by their employer will be hit with a mandatory annual fee of about $15,000 according to the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the final Senate Obamacare bill. Continue reading

Bankruptcy and Fiscal Collapse: The Global Economic Crisis will experience a Tipping Point in Spring 2010

LEAP/E2020 believes that the global systemic crisis will experience a new tipping point from Spring 2010. Indeed, at that time, the public finances of the major Western countries are going to become unmanageable, as it will simultaneously become clear that new support measures for the economy are needed because of the failure of the various stimuli in 2009 (1), and that the size of budget deficits preclude any significant new expenditures. Continue reading

Middle East News

(PressTV) – EU ready to accompany UNSC against Iran

The EU has warned that it will accompany the UN Security Council in punitive action should Iran fail to provide a ‘clear response’ over its nuclear work. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – IDF simulates missile attacks, war against Syria and Hezbollah

The Israel Defense Forces carried out two extensive drills this week, simulating war and national emergency situation. Read More Here

(PressTV) – 3rd A/H1N1 virus wave approaching Iran

Iran’s Minister of Health Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi has called on Iranians to be prepared for the third wave of A/H1N1 virus which is approaching the country from Europe. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – One Step Closer to Unilateral Sanctions Against Iran

Congress has given new momentum to a bill imposing unilateral sanctions on Iran — a move seen by many as an ineffective form of sanctions and potentially antagonistic against valuable U.S. allies on the U.N. Security Council. This comes ahead of the end of the year deadline set by U.S. President Barack Obama for Tehran to respond to a proposed agreement to export most of its enriched uranium for processing in Russia and France. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Russia, China disagree with West over Iran sanctions

A Western drive to impose a new set of tougher sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program may prove to lose momentum due to strong opposition from Russia and China. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Western envoys threaten Iran with new UN sanctions

Western powers upped the pressure on Iran Thursday, threatening to push for new UN sanctions early next year if Tehran continues to defy demands to halt its sensitive nuclear fuel work. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Iran seeks nuclear parts through Taiwan

UN officials are investigating claims that Iran has established a new smuggling network using companies based in Taiwan to acquire specialised equipment that could be used to make nuclear weapons. Read More Here

Video: Elizabeth Warren – Death of the Middle Class

(MSNBC) – Warren discusses Tarp extension, Obama jobs program and gives a disturbing prediction of the death of America’s middle class. Continue reading

20 Sobering Statistics/Reasons As To Why We Must End the Wars and Save More of Our Soldier Children and Middle Eastern Citizens From Suffering And Dying

[this is a re-post from 9-14-09] The only war the United States seems to be winning is the one on EMPATHY. Time to reverse that one, and end the two in the Middle East. Obama, eager to win some influence on health care reform with the Republican neocons, has begun to get approval from them for the escalation of the war in Afghanistan and the non-withdrawal withdrawal in Iraq. Continue reading

Ex-CIA agent confirms US ties with Jundullah

(PressTV) – A former Central Intelligence Agency officer has confirmed US’ relations with the terrorist group Jundullah, despite the CIA knowing that the group has close links with the al-Qaeda. Continue reading

Obama tops Bush in troop buildup

The combined US troop deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan have now reached a higher level than existed at any time under the presidency of George W. Bush. This surge past the record set by its predecessor marks another grim milestone in the Obama administration’s escalation of American militarism. 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

Ken Wilber and the New World Order

Ken Wilber is a writer probably best described as being situated at the intellectual end of the new age field – a self-proclaimed “pandit” and “defender of the dharma” – although not rigorous enough in his argumentation to be considered a serious philosopher. Over the course of several decades he has developed a big-picture “theory of everything” that attempts to integrate all existing fields of human knowledge into a grand unified system. Continue reading

UN’s El Baradei: “Israel Is Number One Threat to Middle East”

The top nuclear inspector at the UN does not believe that Iran is the number one threat in the Middle East.
He says Israel is the number one threat. Continue reading

Video: Video From G20 the Corporate Media Will Never Show You

In the videos here, we get an idea of what the federalized and militarized police in Pittsburgh really think of the First Amendment. The victims shown below are not government provocateurs or anarchists, but middle class students. Continue reading

DUI & Prohibition Laws are Killing Our Middle Class

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
Our government has lost focus of their primary responsibility to serve the public’s best interest; to viciously pursue an unsustainable agenda for revenue and control through DUI /Prohibition law. Continue reading

Video: Kid Rock Ft. Alex Jones – Warrior Video

Alex Jones does a cover for Kid Rock’s new military propaganda video titled warrior. Continue reading

Senate Panel OKs $128 Billion For Afghanistan, Iraq Wars

With hardly any debate, a powerful Senate committee Thursday approved President Barack Obama’s $128 billion request for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the budget year beginning in October. Continue reading

“We don’t want your tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to trash the planet” The Federal Reserve, 2009 – Robert Singer

(Robert Singer) – Having trouble understanding the events since the October 2008 financial crisis?
Any of this sound familiar:
* · Banks hoarding their TARP funds
* · Gas prices going up when they should be going down
* · Automobile dealerships closed without regard to profitability
* · Health Care reform: The Kevorkian is out of jail early Continue reading