(Fox) – Judge Napolitano – Continue reading
(PaulWatson) – Congressman tacitly admits that United States is run by federal dictatorship, Constitution is worthless Continue reading
(KurtNimmo) – Andy Griffith is telling seniors “good things are coming” under Obamacare. The actor, who played the sheriff of Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s, says retiring Baby Boomers can expect free preventive checkups and lower-cost prescriptions when they become Medicare recipients. Griffith was paid with Medicare money to shill the program. Continue reading
(321Gold) – The End-Game and The Illusory Gold Bubble – Read More Here
(MakeItEightEh?) – Martin Feldstein: Bilderberg’s promoter of equity on adjustable-rate mortgages and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis – Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – A slap on the wrist for Goldman Sachs
It may have been a record fine for a financial institution but it appears investment bank Goldman Sachs got off lightly. The whole affair brings in to question the strength of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s case.
The “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity” agreed to pay $550 million to settle fraud charges. But crucially it did not admit guilt for misleading clients over subprime mortgage products. Read More Here
(Yahoo) – Bank of America: ‘Oops, We Cheated Accidentally’ – Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – China Has Been Covertly Funding A Housing Bubble Five Times Larger Than That Of The US: 65 Million Vacant Homes Uncovered – Read More Here
(Independent) – Britain’s debt: The untold story
The true scale of Britain’s national indebtedness was laid bare by the Office for National Statistics yesterday: almost £4 trillion, or £4,000bn, about four times higher than previously acknowledged. Read More Here
(DetNews) – Metro area hits foreclosure record
Metro Detroit set a new record in foreclosure activity in the first six months of this year, according to Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac – Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Congress Passes Bankster Consolidation Bill
Change has arrived. But it is not the sort of change imagined by the fawning mobs of 2008 at Obama’s campaign rallies. Obama and Congress have pulled a three-card Monte on the American people. It’s called “financial regulatory reform” and it hands unprecedented power over to the Federal Reserve.
“This historic reform creates the strongest protections for consumers in history and the toughest financial regulations since the Great Depression,” declares a triumphant White House. – Read More Here
(CNBC) – World At Risk Of Folding In On Itself: Deputy Doom
The global economy is at risk of folding in on itself unless policy makers face up to the threats of inflation inflexibility and exchange-rate inflexibility, according to Arun Motianey, director of fixed income strategy at Roubini Global Economics. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Fed sends the dollar tumbling – Read More Here
(BaldwinLive) – Assembly-Line Medicine – Chuck Baldwin
It is no hyperbole to say that the consequences of the recently passed “Obamacare” bills by the Congress will be horrific. In fact, I’m not even sure that the English language contains a word sufficiently suitable to describe exactly how dreadful the consequences of this new national health care monstrosity will actually be. Read More Here
(WallStreetJournal) – Biggest expansion of government power over banking, markets since Depression
Congress approved a rewrite of rules touching every corner of finance, from ATM cards to Wall Street traders, in the biggest expansion of government power over banking and markets since the Depression. Read More Here
(NewsDaily) – Home-buying applications sink to 13-year low – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Duration of Unemployment in U.S. Rises to Record 34.4 Weeks – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Goldman Sachs, Citigroup Sued Over Subprime Loans – Read More Here
(AlterNet) – How the Sneaky Hands of the Big Banks Are Working Overtime to Rip You off – Read More Here
(Reuters) – Wall Street recoups losses on BP and Goldman – Read More Here
(RawStory) – JPMorgan profit leaps nearly 80% – Read More Here
(Reuters) – Banks repossess homes at record pace: RealtyTrac – Read More Here
(AP) – Ex-Clinton fundraiser gets 12 years in prison – Read More Here
(CNBC) – Economic Recovery Showing New Signs of Losing Steam – Read More Here
(RawStory) – Kilmeade: Maybe expiring unemployment benefits will make people ‘sober up’ – Read More Here
(ActivistPost) – America Plunging to Bankruptcy While DC Plays Politics as Usual
More deficit uproar is coming out this week to reveal the quickening pace of the planned implosion of the U.S. economy while politicians wear out the same old arguments. Read More Here
(TIME) – Government for Sale: How Lobbyists Shaped the Financial Reform Bill – Read More Here
(HawaiiNewsNow) – Homes lost to foreclosure on track for 1M in 2010 – Read More Here
(DollarVigilante) – How and Why The World Financial System Has to Collapse
Many people today don’t even realize it because anyone alive today has always lived under an artificial, non-free market financial system. No one even questions the fact that every country has a “central bank” and that every country outlaws any use of currency except for the one it produces.
But, in essence, this highly manipulated, centrally planned/communist system of world finance really began with the creation of America’s third central bank (the first two had previously collapsed or were outlawed) called The Federal Reserve on December 23, 1913. To this day many don’t realize it but the Federal Reserve is not a part of the American government. It is a privately owned, secretive banking cartel. We should note, however, that whether it is publicly or privately owned isn’t the crux of the problem. The problem is that ALL attempts to centralize banking are non-free market and will always result in a steady corruption of the system until it finally reaches collapse. Continue reading
(KurtNimmo) – Remember death panels? They’re baaaaack now that Obamacare is law of the land.
Before Obamacare became the law of the land, liberals and “progressives” went ballistic over Sarah Palin’s Facebook entry stating an obvious fact — Obamacare will realize its savings on relegating seniors to sub-standard health care via rationing. Libs were outraged and said there was no evidence the government plans to implement “death panels.” Palin’s assertion was subsequently deemed “lie of the year.” – Video and Article Link Here
(DailyCaller) – During the debate over ObamaCare, the bill’s opponents were excoriated for talk of rationing and “death panels.” And in fairness, with a few minor exceptions governing Medicare reimbursements, the law does not directly ration care or allow the government to dictate how doctors practice medicine.
But if President Obama wanted to keep a lid on that particular controversy, he just selected about the worst possible nominee for director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the office that oversees government health care programs. Obama’s pick, Dr. Donald Berwick, is an outspoken admirer of the British National Health Service and its rationing arm, the National Institute for Clinical Effectiveness (NICE).
“I am romantic about the National Health Service. I love it,” Berwick said during a 2008 speech to British physicians, going on to call it “generous, hopeful, confident, joyous, and just.” He compared the wonders of British health care to a U.S. system that he described as trapped in “the darkness of private enterprise.”
Berwick was referring to a British health care system where 750,000 patients are awaiting admission to NHS hospitals. The government’s official target for diagnostic testing was a wait of no more than 18 weeks by 2008. The reality doesn’t come close. The latest estimates suggest that for most specialties, only 30 to 50 percent of patients are treated within 18 weeks. For trauma and orthopedics patients, the figure is only 20 percent. Read More Here
(HumanEvents) – Obama to Seniors: ‘Drop Dead’
According to surveys, no group of Americans is more skeptical of Obamacare than senior citizens—and with good reason.
While bits and pieces of the massive law are designed to appeal to seniors—more taxpayer subsidies for the Medicare drug benefit, for example—much of the financing over the initial ten years is siphoned off from an estimated $575 billion in projected savings to the Medicare program. Unless Medicare savings are captured and plowed right back into the Medicare program, however, the solvency of the Medicare program will continue to weaken. The law does not provide for that. Medicare is already burdened by an unfunded liability of $38 trillion.
Medicare Advantage plans, which currently attract almost one in four seniors, will see enrollment cut roughly in half over the next 10 years. Senior citizens will thus be more dependent on traditional Medicare than they are today and will have fewer health care choices. Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Congressman: Obama May Have Spent $10 Million On Illegal Kenya Abortion Push
A U.S. Congressman investigating possibly illegal expenditure towards the promotion of abortion in Kenya says he has received information that indicates the Obama Administration may have funneled more than $10 million in taxpayer funds into the project. Read More Here
(HotAir) – Democrats may be celebrating holding a seat in a Pennsylvania district by eight points with a 2-1 registration advantage, but a new Rasmussen poll shows that as whistling past the graveyard. Support for repealing ObamaCare has risen by seven points in the last week, hitting its highest level ever at 63%. Opposition to the idea of repeal dropped seven points, for a total of a fourteen-point swing in eight days: Read More Here
(Reuters) – A national business lobbying group on Friday joined 20 U.S. states in a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system.
The joint lawsuit led by Florida and now grouping 20 states was filed on March 23 by mostly Republican attorneys general.
It claims the sweeping reform of the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system, pushed through by Democrats in the U.S. Congress after months of bitter partisan wrangling, violates state government rights in the U.S. Constitution and will force massive new spending on hard-pressed state governments. Continue reading
(Examiner) – In a stunning revelation Wednesday, several top U.S. corporations are seriously considering dropping employee health insurance coverage in light of what they see as the inevitable consequence of ObamaCare–skyrocketing costs.
The companies state that after their legal experts poured over the thousands of pages in the new law, it will cost them less to pay the fines for not providing healthcare coverage for employees than continuing to provide employer-paid health insurance benefits. Continue reading
With every week that passes, we learn more about ObamaCare and it just gets worse. The recent report on the practical effects of ObamaCare from the Chief Actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is devastating.
Here are the salient findings of this report: Continue reading
(Fox) – Multiple Topics from April 26-27th Shows Continue reading
(EUTimes) – The global banking elite are preparing to assault Americans with two huge new tax increases as President Obama contradicts the assurances of White House aides and his own campaign trail promise by asserting that a VAT tax is still on the table, as the IMF outlines a new tax on financial transactions that is being hailed as a blow to the banks yet represents another stealth tax on the people.
“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,” reports the Associated Press. – Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Mainstream health care isn’t based on “health” or “caring.” It’s actually based on an engrained system of medical mythology that’s practiced — and defended — by those who profit from the continuation of sickness and disease. This system of medical mythology might also simply be called “lies”, and today I’m sharing with NaturalNews readers the top ten lies that are still followed and promoted under mainstream health care in America today. Continue reading
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(Mises) – One hundred years ago today, on April 16, 1910, Henry Pritchett, president of the Carnegie Foundation, put the finishing touches on the Flexner Report. No other document would have such a profound effect on American medicine, starting it on its path to destruction up to and beyond the recently passed (and laughably titled) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), a.k.a., “Obamacare.” Flexner can only be accurately understood in the context of what led up to it. Continue reading
(RevoltofthePlebs) – G-197?
No, this isn’t a game of “Battleship”, it’s your place in line to get that broken finger looked at by a healthcare professional. That’s right, I said “healthcare professional”. That nurse who used to greet you and take your blood pressure before turning you over to a physician has now become your doctor. And that general practitioner who used to treat you for minor illness has now become your brain surgeon. Welcome to life under Obamacare!
According to a recent Associated Press article: Continue reading
(AFP) – World Stocks Drop as Greek Debt Default Nears
Financial markets turned on Greece again on Thursday, driving up its borrowing costs to record levels on rising doubt that the EU will provide a debt rescue, and the euro plunged further. Read More Here
(WSWS) – Unemployment in America: No Economic Recovery for the Working Class
Last Friday’s US unemployment report, which showed a net payroll gain of 162,000 jobs in March, has been seized on by the Obama administration and much of the media as confirmation of official claims that the recession is over and a recovery in the jobs market has begun. Read More Here
(AP) – Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax – Read More Here
(Reuters) – Volcker: Taxes likely to rise eventually to tame deficit – Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Sovereign debt crisis at ‘boiling point’, warns Bank for International Settlements
The Bank for International Settlements does not mince words. Sovereign debt is already starting to cross the danger threshold in the United States, Japan, Britain, and most of Western Europe, threatening to set off a bond crisis at the heart of the global economy. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Unemployment: More Than 3 Million Americans Jobless For Longer Than A Year, An All-Time High (CHARTS)
That represents 23 percent of the roughly 14.8 million Americans out of work and looking for a job — a post-World War II high. For those 3.4 million Americans, the consequences from such a long time out of work — a cost of the Great Recession — can be calamitous. Read More Here
(AFP) – Destitute and desperate, Icelanders opt for exile Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – China on ‘Treadmill to Hell’ Amid Bubble, Chanos Says (Update1)
China’s property market is a bubble that may burst by as early as this year, according to hedge fund manager James Chanos. Read More Here
(CommodityOnline) – How much gold reserves really exist in US vaults? Read More Here
(NTDTV) – Video: Japan Airlines to Cut Third of Workforce
Japan Airlines plans to reduce its workforce by a third within the fiscal year to lower labor costs by over $860 million a year. View Video Here
(C4L) – Stimulus or Stealing From Us?
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or “Stimulus Package,” is a bill that was passed by the U.S. Congress and later signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. (Gandel 1) It is a bill that by most estimates will cost at least $787 billion dollars. The legislation was supposed to stimulate our struggling economy and promised to create between 3 and 4 million jobs in a one year period. Also included in this sweeping legislation is money to modernize roads, improve our public school systems, and lower health care costs. (Obey 1) Read More Here
(C4L) – Brace Yourself for Obamacare Taxes
Now that President Obama’s health-insurance overhaul has become law, we can brace ourselves for the new taxes. What new taxes? Aren’t they only on the “rich” and on large companies? Read More Here
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(WashingtonPost) – Even by President Obama’s loquacious standards, an answer he gave here on health care Friday was a doozy.
Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery technology manufacturer, a woman named Doris stood to ask the president whether it was a “wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care” package.
“We are over-taxed as it is,” Doris said bluntly. Continue reading
(Statesman) – President Barack Obama’s signature on Congress’s disastrous health care plan was a disappointment to everyone who values limited government, bipartisanship and quality and affordable health care.
In forcing the bill through, congressional leaders from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on down substituted their own desires and political goals for the good judgment and common sense of the people they represent. Indeed, the more the American people learned about the socialist proposals, the more they rejected them. Continue reading
Admits he doesn’t know how health care can be legally mandated
A Democratic Congressman from Illinois told his constituents that he does not worry about the constitution when it comes to the health care bill signed into law last week by the president, before misquoting from the Declaration of Independence and claiming he had read the 2700 page legislation three times. Continue reading
(WSJ) – The left-wing critics are right: The rage is not about health care. They are also right that similar complaints about big government were heard during the New Deal and the Great Society, and the sky didn’t fall.
But what if this time the sky is falling—on them.
What if after more than a century of growth in the national government, starting with the Progressive Era, the American people are starting to push back. Not just the tea partiers or the 13 state attorneys general seeking protection under the 10th Amendment and the Commerce Clause. But something bigger than that Video Link Here
(ColumbusDispatch) – Ohio official OKs ballot measure to fight health-care reform
Ohio voters may get to decide this fall whether to exempt the state from federal health-care reforms. Read More Here
Congressman Rogers’ makes his opening statement on Health Care reform legislation that is under debate in Congress. Continue reading
(ABCNews) – Now that Obamacare is law of the land, Dems and their supporters admit what we knew all along. Continue reading
(PaulWatson) – Unlike Fox News, whose lies about WMD in Iraq led to the deaths of over a million people, we have no interest in promoting violence Continue reading
(March 30) – Was a secret army written into the Healthcare bill? Will the Moscow bombings result in bus stop scanners? Has the Department of Defense created the foundation for a national Biometrics database? We break it all down for you and welcome Ton DeWeese from the American Policy Center to the show to expose Agenda 21. Continue reading
(PaulWatson) – A CNN Anderson Cooper segment which was set to demonize critics of big government and Obamacare as violent extremists backfired after radio host Alex Jones pointed out that corporate media outlets like CNN were responsible for killing over a million Iraqis as a consequence of their repeated lies about weapons of mass destruction. Continue reading
(RawStory) – Insurers agree to fix loophole that would allow them to reject sick kids
If you can’t beat them, join them.
After nearly a year battling President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats over the health care overhaul, the insurance industry says it won’t block the administration’s efforts to fix a potentially embarrassing glitch in the new law. Read More Here
(AP) – US healthcare reform is boon for India outsourcing companies
With 22 pen strokes, President Obama signed into existence not just a historic healthcare reform law but also monumental piles of paperwork: New member registration forms. More claims. Ever-expanding databases. And on top of that, pressure to cut costs. Read More Here
(BMJournal) – Bill Moyers: The Health Bill Is a Bonanza for the Insurance Industry
So we got health care reform last week — but it’s a far cry from reformation. For all their gnashing of teeth, the insurance companies still make out like bandits. Read more Here
(WATimes) – Supreme Court May Ultimately Decide Fate of Obamacare
The same Supreme Court justices whom President Obama blasted during his State of the Union address this year may ultimately decide the fate of his crowning achievement as more than a dozen states have called on the courts to strike down the health insurance mandate of Democrats’ health care overhaul – a move that would threaten the entire law. Read More Here
(ABCNews) – Health Reform Law to Spawn More Tax Men?
Ask critics of the Democrats’ health care overhaul about the law’s impact, and among the “horrors” they may describe is an army of Internal Revenue Service agents with “dangerously expanded authority.” Read More Here
(RevoltofthePlebs) – The K Street Hustlin’ of Obamacare
Oooh snap! Looks like we’ve been right all along. All the big K Street money pumped into the House and Senate has been overwhelmingly one-sided in favor of Obama’s horrendous new healthcare legislation. Go figure. According to a study released over the weekend by “The Center for Public Policy”, a non-partisan public interest think tank in Washington D.C., it is estimated that a record $120 million was spent lobbying for health reform. In addition to direct lobbying, some of the top firms also rewarded members of Congress with campaign contributions through political action committees and individual lobbyist donations. The largest of these firms, Patton Boggs LLP, contributed more than $55,000 almost exclusively to Democrats. Read More Here
(ABCNews) – IRS Says It Needs More ‘Resources’ to Implement Tax Provisions of New Law
Ask critics of the Democrats’ health care overhaul about the law’s impact, and among the “horrors” they may describe is an army of Internal Revenue Service agents with “dangerously expanded authority.” Read More Here
Health care spending accounts for approximately 17% of GDP in the USA. Until last week about 50 cents of every health care dollar was being spent by the government with the remaining 50 cents so being spent in the private sector. Until last week about 11% of the healthcare industry was controlled by government monopoly in the form of Medicare, Medicaid, Indian Health Care, Veterans Health Care, and other entities (all failing with trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities). The 6% remaining in the private sector is subject to heavy government intervention (i.e. largely a political capitalism, not free market capitalism). With the passage of Obamacare the remaining 6% of the health care industry will soon fall under the complete control of the federal government. Experience and the laws of economics tell us that a government monopoly on health care means costs will spiral out of control, taxes will skyrocket, innovation will be curtailed, the brightest minds will flee the health care industry, shortages, waiting lines, and unnecessary mortality will result. Welcome to the tyranny of socialized medicine. Continue reading
(Infowars) – Prior to the passage of the “historic” Obamacare bill, Democrats went hither and yon in their effort to sell the insurance corporation crafted plan like snake oil. They said it was for the little people and if you opposed it you were a racist or some kind of rightwing extremist.
Now with the ink barely dry on the bill, the truth is beginning to come out. Continue reading
(KurtNimmo) – Yet another poll reveals the obvious — large numbers of Americans oppose Obamacare. “A Mason-Dixon poll of Florida voters released over the weekend offers the dose of cold water Democrats may need to temper their expectations on health care’s electoral impact,” writes Politico. – Continue reading
Much has been said over the past several months leading up to the passage of this new Universal Health Care bill entitled “Affordable Health Care for America Act” (H.R. 3962, H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010). Some of it true, but most of it grossly misleading. I feel it my duty as a conscientious American to chime in on the matter. This piece of legislation and the attending controversy and media frenzy represents the latest installment in a series of tyrannical government devices masquerading as a benevolent government effort to address the artificially inflated need for “universal health care.” Its the same old technique, remixed and served for public consumption.
It is the Hegelian dialectic put in action by the contrived Problem, Reaction, Solution paradigm. For centuries it has been the method by which Governments the world over have been able to institute laws and policies their people would never have allowed otherwise. The formula is simple: First you create – or artificially magnify – a Problem. Then you carefully manage and provide disproportionate media coverage of the people’s Reaction to the problem. Finally, you address this altogether artificial Problem by providing the prepared Solution which is a welcome relief given the frenzied, emotionally charged Reaction that the Problem first incited.
However, in order to see through this sort of mass manipulation, we need not only to understand the history of its use in general, but also to understand our own history as a nation, from where our individual rights derive, the role of government and the source and limits of its power. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Forget all the self-serving diatribes by Republicans about Obamacare. They are for government enforced health care. “Republicans were for President Barack Obama’s requirement that Americans get health insurance before they were against it,” the Associated Press reports this morning. Continue reading
(MSNBC) – Ron Paul was interviewed on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning. The Congressman believes that Obamacare will benefit Republicans in the 2010 midterm elections only because many voters have already forgotten how bad Republicans were when they were in power. The next generation of independent-minded individuals realize that both parties are basically the same and that the ideas of liberty need to influence the people and the two parties from the ground up. Continue reading
President Obama signs the National Health Care bill into law on March 23, 2010.
This nearly 3,000 page bill contains, among other things, mandatory requirements for membership in national health care which will be enforced by the IRS. There will be monetary penalties and jail for failure to be enrolled. The IRS is empowered to hire 17,000 new agents to assist in this enforcement. There are legislative moves to repeal the bill and several states attorneys general are filing lawsuits to challenge the constitutionality of the bill. It is not clear if any of the measures will be able to stop the bill.
This day in 1933 was also a very significant day. Continue reading
(Flashback) – November 2009 Continue reading