Economy

(BusinessInsider) – Greek Communists Say IMF-Imposed Austerity Means “Dachau Conditions For Life”

Greek communists are cranking up the rhetoric against IMF-imposed austerity measures, now calling for war against the Athens government. Read More Here

(TheStreet) – Gold Prices Top Record, Break $1,260 – Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Greenspan Says U.S. May Soon Reach Borrowing Limit

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the U.S. may soon face higher borrowing costs on its swelling debt and called for a “tectonic shift” in fiscal policy to contain borrowing. Read More Here

(Fool) – The Coming Financial Meltdown

The problem is getting worse. Notional amounts of derivatives held by federally insured banks have risen to more than $200 trillion. Read More Here

(MyNews4) – Video: Nevada’s unemployment rate to reach No. 1 in U.S. – View Video Here

(PaulWatson) – Obama Plans To Sneak Through Carbon Tax By Stealth

Job killing, economy wrecking, middle class destroying consumption tax to be added in lame duck session after November elections Read More Here

(WebOfDebt) – Hyperinflation or Deflation? Dramatic Fiscal Austerity Measures: “Deficit Terrorists” Strike in the UK — The USA is Next – Ellen Brown

Last week, England’s new government said it would abandon the previous government’s stimulus program and introduce the austerity measures required to pay down its estimated $1 trillion in debts. That means cutting public spending, laying off workers, reducing consumption, and increasing unemployment and bankruptcies. It also means shrinking the money supply, since virtually all “money” today originates as loans or debt. Reducing the outstanding debt will reduce the amount of money available to pay workers and buy goods, precipitating depression and further economic pain. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Philly Fed Factory Activity Index Plummets in June

Factory activity growth plummeted in the Mid-Atlantic region in June, a survey showed on Thursday, adding to worries that the short and tepid U.S. economic recovery is now fizzling. Read More Here

(StarTribune) – Video: In jail for being in debt

You committed no crime, but an officer is knocking on your door. More Minnesotans are surprised to find themselves being locked up over debts. Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Swiss Legislators Sell American Tax Evaders Down the River to Bailout Big Bank

The legislators have approved a law that clears the way for the government to hand over the names of thousands of alleged U.S. tax evaders to the Internal Revenue Service, dodging the risk that the U.S. would reopen a bruising tax case against Swiss bank UBS AG, according to WSJ. Read More Here

(RawStory) – US jobless claims in surprise rise

New claims for jobless insurance benefits in the United States rose unexpectedly for the second straight week, the government said Thursday on concerns unemployment may derail the economic recovery. Read More Here

(NBCSandiego) – New Wave of Cuts at Union-Tribune: Sources

The San Diego Union Tribune told employees Thursday the company is cutting close to 40 newsroom positions, according to sources. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Illinois Debt-Default Insurance Climbs to Record High (Update1)

“If the spread is the widest, it says the problem is bigger than it’s ever been before,” said Peter Hayes, who oversees $106 billion of municipal bonds for New York-based BlackRock Inc. “It’s a reaction to the inability to pass a budget. We’ve seen a greater unwillingness from Illinois and the market is reacting to that.” Read More Here

BREAKING – (SCMLA) – Video: Banks In Oaxaca, Mexico No Longer Accept American Dollars

SoCal Martial Law Alerts (SCMLA) interviewed Lee, an American who discovered while on a recent (Christian) mission trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, that Mexican banks will no longer exchange American dollars for Mexican pesos.

Lee said that, when he first arrived in Oaxaca two weeks ago, the banks would still exchange American dollars for Mexican pesos, but then when he accompanied a friend to a Mexican bank approximately one week ago, that’s when he discovered the policy change regarding dollar-to-peso currency exchanges. Continue reading

Climategate

(UnionLeader) – James M. Taylor: Cap and trade — taxing our way to bankruptcy

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has declared (April 28) that he is making global warming the Senate’s top priority. With legislation likely to impose monumental costs on the nation’s economy while accomplishing no real-world climate benefits, this is a fitting conclusion for a Congress intent on bankrupting the nation through sheer clumsiness and ignorance. Read More Here

(BusinessWeek) – U.S. Carbon Limits to ‘Slightly’ Raise Jobless Rate (Update2)

U.S. limits on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists have linked to climate change would raise the unemployment rate, the Congressional Budget Office said today. Read More Here

(OzClimateSense) – Poll:Most Aussies Don’t Believe in Man-made Global Warming

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a new Galaxy poll showing only 35% of Aussies believe in man-made global warming which is a huge blow to the warming lobby and shows how far out of step the Rudd Government is with the Australian population. Read More Here

(AOLNews) – Late-Season Snow, Frost on the Way

If you thought that all of the winter weather words were packed away in the back of the National Weather Service’s closet, not to be pulled out for months to come, you’re in for a surprise. Two words from the winter glossary — “snow” and “cold” — are going to be mentioned during this first full week of May. Read More Here

(C3Headlines) – Trees of Medieval Warming Period Found Under Swiss Glacier: Scientists Conclude MWP Warmer Than Present

Read here. Map here. Studying the fossil remains of trees located under a Swiss glacier, scientists verify that the treeline was some 200 meters higher than the current one. This indicates that Medieval Warming Period (MWP) was not only warmer, but lasted an extended period.

“Based on radiocarbon dating of the fossil wood remains of eight larch fragments found one meter beneath the surface of the ground at the base of the front of the Piancabella rock glacier,… the authors determined that the wood was formed somewhere between AD 1040 and 1280 …Then, based on this information and “geomorphological, climatological and geophysical observations,” they inferred that “the treeline in the Medieval Warm Period was about 200 meters higher than in the middle of the 20th century, which corresponds to a mean summer temperature as much as 1.2°C warmer than in AD 1950.”…adjusting for warming between 1950 and the present, we calculate
that the MWP was about 0.5°C warmer than the peak warmth of the CWP.”

More climate history postings. – Source: C3 Headlines

(OilPrice) – Climate Change: Money, Politics & Scandals

“With all the hysteria, all the fear, all the phony science, could it be that manmade global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? I believe it is.” – US Senator James M Inhofe (Republican – Oklahoma), 28 July 2003.
Such is the rallying cry of the climate change denial movement. Since Senator Inhofe made this statement seven years ago, the drive to discredit climate change and the science that underpins it has enjoyed considerable success, even as awareness about climate change and the threat it poses to humanity has gone mainstream. Read More Here

(Fox) – Video: New Revelations on Climategate – Sean Hannity Continue reading

9/11 News

(911Blogger) – Swiss MYSTERIES magazine covers nanothermite-research, did interviews with Niels Harrit and german “debunker” Gunnar Ries

The Swiss MYSTERIES magazine, print edition 3/2010, covers the story of nanothermite and a dispute between Harrit and german “debunker” Dr. Gunnar Ries. Ries made up a blog back in early 2010 and made a bunch of claims why the study wasn’t that good at all- and Prof. Harrit responded to his claims. Ries did suggest to do his own testing on the chips, if he get some.
MYSTERIES also asked swiss engineers who once claimed that WTC 7 was controlled demolition again on their standing. Read More Here

(NorCalTruth) – Video: 9/11 Truth Discussed by Libertarian National Chair Candidates in Kansas Convention

On Saturday April 24, Libertarian National Committee Chair candidates Ernest Hancock and Wayne Root debated at the LP state convention in Kansas. 9/11, and 9/11 “truth” were brought up a number of times during the debate: Read More Here

(TorontoNews) – Another Building Burns And Does Not Collapse

9/11 is still the only day that a steel-framed high-rise building has been brought down completely by fire according to N.I.S.T. This is just one more example of why that is ridculous Read More Here

(Seminal) – Into The Fire: 9/11, & The Unknown War for Public Opinion

Contrary to propaganda opinion, the West is not free. Our so-called democratic governments have not been honest with the people about the true origins of the government-made crisis that is called terrorism. And I am not coming from an anti-government perspective. Nor do I believe that non-state terrorism doesn’t exist. It does, but it must be put into context, and any terrorist threat must be handled with detective tools rather than predator drones. But the larger threat to human civilization that we must face and fight against is state terrorism. Read More Here

(TruthActionOttawa) – Slideshow of Richard Gage’s First Ottawa Visit

Truth Action Ottawa sponsored a visit to Ottawa and a speaking engagement at Carleton University by Mr. Richard Gage, AIA, from April 29th to May 1st, 2010. This is a slideshow of some of the photos from that visit, along with a special audio message recorded as we drove him to the airport at the end of the trip. Continue reading

The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti

A born-again neo-conservative US business wheeler-dealer preacher claims Haitians are condemned for making a literal ‘pact with the Devil.’
Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, Bolivian, French and Swiss rescue organizations accuse the US military of refusing landing rights to planes bearing necessary medicines and urgently needed potable water to the millions of Haitians stricken, injured and homeless.
Behind the smoke, rubble and unending drama of human tragedy in the hapless Caribbean country, a drama is in full play for control of what geophysicists believe may be one of the world’s richest zones for hydrocarbons-oil and gas outside the Middle East, possibly orders of magnitude greater than that of nearby Venezuela. Continue reading

Are America’s Mercenary Armies Really Drug Cartels?

News out of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India reports massive corruption at the highest levels of government, corruption that could only be financed with drug money. In Afghanistan, the president’s brother is known to be one of the biggest drug runners in the world. Continue reading

Climategate News

(Breitbart) – Sunshine speeded 1940s Swiss glacier melt: scientists

A surge in sunshine more than 60 years ago helped Swiss mountain glaciers melt faster than today, even though warmer average temperatures are being recorded now, Swiss researchers said Monday. Read More Here

Video: The Anti-Human Mindset Of Environmentalists

Talk to an environmentalist long enough, and eventually they will reveal their contempt for humans. The proof is in this exclusive clip from the forthcoming movie “Not Evil Just Wrong.” “They care more about fish eggs than they do about children,” said Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace. Video Link Here

Video: Organized Crime in Charge of EU Carbon Trade, Europol Says Video Link Here

(ScienceDaily) – Can Carbon Dioxide Be A Good Thing? Physicist Explains Benefits Of Carbon Dioxide

A physicist from Colorado State University and his colleagues from the North American Carbon Program (NACP) have discerned and confirmed the unforeseen advantages of rising carbon dioxide levels. Through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration, scientists have been able to elucidate why plants are growing more rapidly than they are dying. The NACP is employing methods, such as the use of cell phone and aircraft towers to monitor and retrieve carbon data for their continuing study. Read More Here

(Aljazeera) – Video: Climate expert against Copenhagen – Peter Taylor Video Link Here

(Aljazeera) – Video: A Global Currency Coming Faster Than You Think Video Link Here

(Telegraph) – Copenhagen climate conference: ocean acidification could leave one billion hungry

More than one billion people could suffer food shortages because of ocean acidification unless climate change is tackled, Hilary Benn has warned. Read More Here

MSM: Peasants’ Revolt Against Immigration, Global Warming Scam Growing

(LondonTelegraph) – Swiss voters lied to pollsters, banned minarets: soon the international peasants’ revolt could engulf immigration, climate change – and even Dave Continue reading

MSM: Gold Rises to a Record on Stronger Demand for a Currency Hedge

(Bloomberg) – Gold surged to a record for a second day as investors stepped up purchases to protect their wealth against fiat currencies. Silver also gained. Continue reading

Switzerland forbids “swine flu” vaccine for pregnant women, young and old!

Swissmedic, the authority in Switzerland that gives permission for the use of drugs, today announced that the “swine flu” vaccine Pandemrix will not be allowed to be injected into pregnant women, children or young adults (below 18 years of age) or elderly (above 60 years of age). Continue reading

MSM: Dollar Reaches Breaking Point as Banks Shift Reserves

(Bloomberg) – Central banks flush with record reserves are increasingly snubbing dollars in favor of euros and yen, further pressuring the greenback after its biggest two- quarter rout in almost two decades. Continue reading

Study Says World’s Stocks Controlled by Select Few

Companies from US, UK and Australia have the most concentrated financial power. Continue reading

World’s Stocks Controlled by Select Few

A recent analysis of the 2007 financial markets of 48 countries has revealed that the world’s finances are in the hands of just a few mutual funds, banks, and corporations. This is the first clear picture of the global concentration of financial power, and point out the worldwide financial system’s vulnerability as it stood on the brink of the current economic crisis. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton seeks to strengthen US imperialism’s position in Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 11-day tour of Africa took in seven countries across the continent. Following on from President Obama’s trip to Ghana, her visit highlights his administration’s intention to strengthen the US position in Africa against the challenge of its rivals. Continue reading

Swiss army stockpiles “swine flu” vaccines in preparation for mass forced vaccination

The army in Switzerland is starting to stockpile “swine flu” vaccines as it gears up for a mass forced vaccination of the Swiss population in autumn, according to a report in the Basler Zeitung. Continue reading

Money printing, debt growth and deficits don’t create prosperity, says Marc Faber

Marc Faber the Swiss fund manager and Gloom Boom & Doom editor said the US Federal Reserve managed, through stimulus, to do something that had never before been done – create a worldwide bubble in just about everything -stocks, bonds , housing and art. Continue reading

The Threat of Totalitarianism

(Editor’s note:  Hilmar von Campe, who grew up under the Nazis and wrote the book, Defeating the Totalitarian Lie, offers comparisons between Nazi Germany and America today. “Our nation has elected an anti-American left-wing radical if not Communist to be president of the United States,” he warns. “We better begin to plan now for the reality and not for a democratic daydream. The ideological war has reached us at the top of our power structure threatening our very existence from inside.”) Continue reading

IMF & World Bank Destroying Countries

The World Bank – IMF is owned and controlled by NM Rothschild and 30 to 40 of the wealthiest people in the world. For over 150 years they have planned to take the world over through money. Continue reading

Jim Rogers Sells Dollars, Plans to Short Treasuries

(Bloomberg) – The dollar and U.S. Treasuries are both likely to slide as soaring government debt in the world’s biggest economy undermines confidence in its assets, according to Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings. Continue reading

Beyond Golden Rice: The Rockefeller Foundation’s long-term agenda behind Genetically Modified Food

‘A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.’ – Ted Turner to Audubon Magazine, 1996 Continue reading

If You Are Stressed Now, Just Wait – Policymakers Have Created A Perfect Storm

(Paul Craig Roberts) – Economic news remains focused on banks and housing, while the threat mounts to the US dollar from massive federal budget deficits in fiscal years 2009 and 2010. Continue reading

Russia Dumps US Dollar as basic reserve currency

The US dollar is not Russia’s basic reserve currency anymore. The euro-based share of reserve assets of Russia’s Central Bank increased to the level of 47.5 percent as of January 1, 2009 and exceeded the investments in dollar assets, which made up 41.5 percent, The Vedomosti newspaper wrote. Continue reading

Understanding Money and War – Part I

The privately owned Bank of England was organized in 1694. Soon, other privately-owned central banks developed in other parts of Europe. With their presence, it meant that the money of the nations involved was placed into the hands of private people who were answerable to no one. Yet, if the public became concerned over their money, and there was a run on the bank, the governing politicians/kings would be blamed and hung and not the bankers. This was a perfect scam to rip off and steal from the people. Continue reading

Climate Chaos Predicted by CO2 Study

World will have exceeded 2050 safe carbon emissions limit by 2020, scientists say. Continue reading