Video: Democrat Propaganda Demonizes Tea Party Through Association With Establishment

(SteveWatson) – Democrat leaders have finally realised that anti-establishment sentiment is the driving force behind the Tea Party movement, announcing a plan to demonize it via a national campaign to associate the GOP and the Tea Party as one and the same. Continue reading

The first four steps toward our fight to win back the Republic

(TGBReport) – Government from Federal all the way down to the local level has been transformed from the elected officials working for us to us working for them.  We need to send a message this election season that it is not about Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal, it is about Insiders vs “We the People”.  We must first ans foremost  start by understanding our Constitutional duty to be informed on what are the President, Senators, Congressman, Governors, State Assembly, County and Township elected officials. Continue reading

Video: Agenda 21 Alert – The Birds & The Bees

(Infowars) – The true facts of life are that the globalist control freaks have caused environmental disasters in order to implement their solutions, which are even worse. And they get public support through lies, government regulations and our tax dollars. UN Agenda 21 Sustainable Development is the overarching blueprint for depopulation and control using the environment as the excuse.

Last month the UN announced that they were shifting their focus from global warming (which has been thoroughly discredited) to biodiversity, which is really a way to steal land by way of the Endangered Species Act. In fact, a new UN agency has been created to monitor biodiversity (Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services or IPBES), and is based on the UN’s fraudulent IPCC. The new fear that is being created is the destruction of habitats and species resulting from human activity.(1)

These videos by Dr. Michael Coffman explain the impact of the Endangered Species Act: Continue reading

Economy

(LondonTelegraph) – Federal Reserve cautions on US economic growth – Read More Here

(PeoplesWorld) – Texas poor say “No more!” – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Consumer Spending is Flat, Unemployment is Rising: The Case for a Second Round of Economic Stimulus – Mike Whitney – Read More Here

REPOST (CNBC) – Soros Says Germany Could Cause Euro Collapse

German’s budget savings policy risks destroying the European project and a collapse of the euro cannot be ruled out, billionaire investor George Soros said in a newspaper interview released on Wednesday. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Deutsche Bank: U.S. Financial Conditions Just Collapsed Back To Crisis Levels

Financial conditions appear to have worsened substantially in recent quarters based on our update of the broad index of US financial variables presented earlier this year at the US Monetary Policy Forum. In the wake of recent developments in Europe, increased stress in financial markets has pushed that index halfway back to its immediate post- Lehman crisis lows. Read More Here

(BeforeItsNews) – Russia buys 16 percent of global gold production

According to the Russian Central Bank, Russian gold reserves just hiked 1.1 million ounces in May. Given global mining production is just 6.8 million ounces a month, this represents 16.1% of monthly global mining production.

This is the largest one month purchase of gold by the Russian Central Bank, which has been buying gold at a rate of 250,000 ounces a month for the past three years, and comes just as Putin is pushing for a single world currency and last week revealed the currency’s first proof coin. Read More Here

(WSJ) – Small Banks and Big Risks – Read More Here

(AlterNet) – The Bank Lobby Gets Desperate on Derivatives – Read More Here

(WSJ) – States Face New Pinch as Stimulus Ebbs

Tax Receipts Aren’t Rebounding Quickly Enough to Offset Declining Federal Aid; Push for Additional Medicaid Help Stalls Read More Here

(WSJ) – Video: Opinion Journal – Here Come the Tax Increases – Video Link Here

(CBS5) – Oakland To Send Out Layoff Notices To 200 Officers

Despite concerns about the city’s violent crime, the Oakland City Council on Tuesday voted to send out layoff notices to 200 police officers.

There seemed to be little choice. The city is facing years of multi million dollar deficits, and the public safety budget is a rich target representing about half the general fund. Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – China Officially Disses the Dollar (and Treasury Debt)

The Peoples Bank of China has announced that it will no longer fix its currency in terms of the dollar. Instead it will manage the yuan against a basket of currencies. Read More Here

Climategate

(Telegraph) – Japanese told to go to bed an hour early to cut carbon emissions

Japanese households are being urged to go to bed one hour earlier than normal in order to help tackle climate change. Read More Here

(June 24) – Video: Lord Christopher Monckton: The Global Warming Take Over Grid – Alex Jones Tv

Alex also talks with British consultant, policy adviser, writer, columnist, and hereditary peer, Lord Christopher Monckton. Continue reading

BP Oil Gusher

Video: Live feeds from Skandi ROV2 – Video Link Here

(BusinessInsider) – BP CEO Hayward Set For Massive $16 Million Payout If He Quits

The sum, to be paid out in 500,000 pound annual installments ($742,700) could end up being higher, according to experts at Hargreaves Landsdowne. Read More Here

(June 21) – Video: Criminal Investigation of BP Staged Oil Spill Vital

Following the rise of sufficient indicators that BP knew about the conditions of its Gulf oil assets prior to the April 20 leak & explosion 62 long days ago and counting, Alex Jones has called for criminal investigations of key figures at BP, inside the White House administration and elsewhere. Further, Alex has urged activists and concerned citizens everywhere to take a proactive approach to dealing with the looming consequences of the massive oil leak. View Video Here

(GlobalResearch) – Wall Street and BP: Can We “Fix” the Oil and Financial Crisis Before It’s Too Late? – Danny Schechter

What’s the Link Between the Two? – Read More Here

(PressTV) – New Gulf oil leak figure: 100,000 bpd

New figures indicate that up to 100,000 barrels of oil a day may be gushing into the sea from BP’s blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Gulf oil spill: A hole in the world

The Deepwater Horizon disaster is not just an industrial accident – it is a violent wound inflicted on the Earth itself. In this special report from the Gulf coast, a leading author and activist shows how it lays bare the hubris at the heart of capitalism Read More Here

(WPost) – Obama, EPA to push for restoration of Superfund tax on oil, chemical companies

“This is really about who should pay for the cleanup,” said Mathy Stanislaus of the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. “Should it be the taxpayer, who has no responsibility for contaminating the sites, or should it be those individuals who create hazardous substances that contaminate the site?” Read More Here

(Infowars) – BP’s Super Mega Monster Big Gulp: Over $100 Trillion

Over the last two weeks hundreds of news articles have appeared in the mainstream news which have suggested that BP is shortly headed into bankruptcy due to the enormous expenditures they will incur cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Just four days ago BP executives agreed to establish a $20 billion escrow account to cover claims for damages from the spill off the gulf coast. And BP’s stock price has dropped roughly fifty percent since the offshore explosion, the price now hovering just over $30 per share. Read More Here

(PostCarbon) – Deepwater Horizon: The Worst-Case Scenario – Read More Here

(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – Oil reported just offshore Cuba; Forecast “clearly shows the oil moving southeastward” – Read More Here

(WBTV) – Man claims to find oil in oyster at Cornelius restaurant – Read More Here

(June 20) – Video: Alex Gives His Full Report of The BP Gulf Oil Spill “False Flag” Event on Alex Jones Tv

Alex gives his full report on the bp gulf oil spill, and reveals why he is now sure it’s a 100% false flag event to usher in the global carbon tax talked about at the G-20 summit.

Part 1 of 5

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FCC’s Stealth Plan to Censor Internet Content

(KurtNimmo) – In order to control the internet and do so without much notice, the FCC has rolled a censorship plan into its Net Neutrality scheme. Under the fallacious rubric of “consumer protection,” the FCC is calling for the regulation of television and internet broadband.

Kelly William Cobb, writing for Americans for Tax Reform, says “the FCC would begin regulating Internet access for the first time under a completely new regulatory scheme (even though they lack the authority to create it). Meanwhile, the FCC would push regulations – cloaked in the heart-warming language of competition and innovation – mandating that your cable box (known as a set-top box) become a ‘broadband gateway device’ controlling access to your Internet, TV, and phone. The FCC has already started looking at set-top box regulations in their National Broadband Plan.” Continue reading

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

Kerry, Lieberman Not Worried Cap-and-Trade Bill Will Hurt Democrats

(CNSNews) – Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said they are not worried that their cap-and-trade plan might harm fellow Democrats going into the November elections, at a time when voters are more concerned about bread and butter issues such as the economy and the 9.7 percent unemployment rate.

The bill, the American Power Act, was unveiled in May and would establish a nationwide cap-and-trade system that would regulate the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere. In exchange, the bill would also extend various tax subsidies and credits in an attempt to make renewable energy sources relatively affordable.

Cap and trade basically means that a ceiling, a cap, would be placed on certain carbon-emitting manufacturers who would be allowed to exceed that cap if they purchase carbon credits (trade), the proceeds of which would be invested in alternative energy after the government collected a portion of those proceeds. (Some analysts describe the plan as “cap and tax.”) Read entire article

Obama To Push Nightmare Carbon Tax In Oval Office Speech

(PaulWatson) – President Barack Obama will tonight dispense with all restraint and fully exploit the BP oil spill to push the nightmare globalist agenda of a green economy, a carbon tax on human emissions, and an army of environmental enforcers to implement total big government tyranny.

Obama will announce the acceleration towards an agenda firmly supported by the transnational oil corporations that he is claiming to be reigning in – a post-industrial revolution characterized by artificial scarcity, soaring gas and electricity prices, and a carbon tax that will cripple the economy and drastically lower the living standards of American citizens, completely eviscerating the middle class. Continue reading

Economy

(RussiaToday) – Keiser Report № 46: Social Fury builds up! – Video Link Here

(GoldSeek) – Video: Gerald Celente on Goldseek Radio – Video Link Here

(SOTT) – Are Goldman Sachs and the Megabanks Able to Wipe out an Entire Economy with a Keystroke?

How artificial intelligence and robotrading pose a growing threat to the global marketplace. Read More Here

(BostonHerald) – Frills, not jobs, filling posh IRS digs

The $92 million renovations at the IRS compound in Andover will include a reflecting pool, an art gallery, indoor gardens, a 7,000-square-foot cafeteria and an amphitheater, but it remains unclear what new permanent jobs, if any, will come to the center. Read More Here

(MurrayDobbin) – The Canadian ‘good banks’ myth

The sorry spectacle of Conservative cabinet ministers flying around the world defending banks from a tax to cover their next, inevitable, meltdown is bad enough. What is perhaps worse is that it is being largely justified by the perpetuation of the myth that Canada did not have to bail out its banks.

Wrong. Read More Here

(VancouverSun) – G8, G20 summit security a waste of money, say Montreal anarchists – Read More Here

(AutomaticEarth) – Lent, spent and guaranteed

Ilargi: No, I’m by no means the only one who thinks this thing will not end well.

Let’s start with Gerald Celente of Trend Forecasters: Read More Here

REPOST – (SeekingAlpha) – Video: Hendry – ‘I Would Recommend You Panic’

In this widely watched BBC video, Hugh Hendry of hedge fund Eclectica Management recommends the world panic over the ongoing European debt crisis and then the group debates whether perpetual bailouts and a much longer slowdown are preferable to a real purging of the system and a much shorter recession that would also see major reforms. Video Link Here

(TimesOnline) – Greece urged to give up euro

THE Greek government has been advised by British economists to leave the euro and default on its €300 billion (£255 billion) debt to save its economy. Read More Here

(Express) – WORK UNTIL LUNCH JUST TO PAY TAX

Analysis relating the tax burden to the working day suggests that the average 9-5 worker takes until 1.21pm to cover their tax bill and then spends three hours 39 minutes working for themselves. Read More Here

(WSWS) – Austerity measures throughout Europe

Two weeks ago, European heads of state and the International Monetary Fund reached agreement on a €750 billion rescue package for the euro. Since then, not a day has gone by without the announcement of a new round of draconian austerity measures. Working people are now being ordered to pay the price for plugging the massive holes in public finances that are the result of various rescue measures for the banks and the euro. Read More Here

(ComingDepression) – Sell now warns LA real estate experts amid BP oil spill

“Carolyn Angelette said around 100 clients have canceled summer rentals in Grand Isle, LA. Other clients have postponed plans to buy a home until they see the full extent of oil damage. At this rate, she warns, her Century 21 office will go out of business.”
It is obvious BP will be in litigation for decades with multiple plaintiffs once it is discovered just how much damage this unprecedented disaster has unleashed. It would not surprise me if this catastrophe bankrupts the company. Read More Here

(LATimes) – Lessons of hard times in Vallejo

Since filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection two years ago, this scrappy Bay Area bedroom community has come to symbolize the fiscal troubles — now faced by many cities — that helped push it to the brink: unrestrained spending, out-of-control pension costs and a burst housing bubble. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Wall Street Operative Geithner Rebuffed in Berlin on Mission to Make World Safe for Derivatives

On the most important stop of last week’s desperate mission to make the world safe for derivatives, US Treasury Secretary Geithner has been dealt a decisive rebuff. Geithner’s obvious attempt to sabotage the recent prohibition enacted by the German government against naked credit default swaps (among the most toxic of derivatives) was rejected in Berlin on Thursday by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Continue reading

Vampire Bankers, Mr. Heinz Ketchup, John Kerry and the Payback Machine

(SmokingMirrors) – Dog Poet Transmitting…….

Money is retracting, like a Kung Fu master pulling in his testicles before a serious fight. (Accidental rhyming alert) did the money take off on its own, for parts unknown? Did the money disintegrate due to a lack of substance based on substance? Did the money change its name and go into the witless protection act? Actually, it’s none of the above. The bankers, who printed the money out of thin air, have taken the money out of circulation, except to shuttle it back and forth between each other and to conceal a large portion in order to buy compliance from the soon to be rampaging mobs looking to perform a Vlad the Impaler on their sorry, flaccid asses. Continue reading

Video: California Water Crisis – Part I – California Delta

A well-informed patriot discusses the California water crisis in the San Joaquin Valley at the Atascadero Tea Party, which was held on “tax day,” April 15, 2010.

Also featured in the video, are Congressman Devin Nunes, R-CA21 — who has been fighting to restore water to the farms in his district — and Congressman Tom McClintock R-CA4, who has been assisting in that fight in his capacity as a member of the House Water and Power subcommittee. Continue reading

Economy

(CNBC) – Video: Nouriel Roubini – Double Dip Recession – Video Link Here

BREAKING (TheFightOfYourLife) – Bob Chapman flashed a high priority Intel report today 05/22/10 at 1700EDT

According to high placed sources withing the Federal Reserve they will take the economy down and force all but 4 banks out of existence no later that December 31, 2010 and possibly by mid November. Read More Here

(CSPAN2) – Video: The US Government Is In Dire Physical Condition! – Senator McConnell

(NYTimes) – Cuts to Child Care Subsidy Thwart More Job Seekers – Read More Here

(FoxBusiness) – The Next Bailout: $165B for Unions

Taxpayers could be on the hook for another $165 billion if a bill to bail out private union pension funds makes it through Congress. Read More Here

(CaseyResearch) – Fact vs. Fiction on Today’s Economy

There is a lot of “noise” being tossed out by the politicos and their preferred pundits about how the U.S. economy is on the mend. Thus it is important to try and separate fact from fiction about where things really stand.
FICTION: Though sporadic, the U.S. economy will continue to improve.
FACT: The U.S. is headed for a currency crisis.
Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Speculators Grab Gold Faster Than Mines Can Produce It

Speculators are buying gold faster than the world’s biggest producers can mine it as analysts forecast a 27 percent rally that may extend the longest run of annual gains since at least 1920. Read More Here

(Express) – Gordon Brown ‘first choice’ for top job at IMF – Read More Here

(MyBudget360) – America’s wealthiest 25 percent of households own 87 percent of all U.S. wealth. How the middle class face growing income inequality in the new era of the psychopath corporatocracy Read More Here

(MarketWatch) – Bank of Spain seizes control of savings bank CajaSur – Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – Burden of Irish debt could yet eclipse that of Greece

It is no longer a question of whether Ireland will go bust, but when. Unlike Greece, our woes do not stem from government debt, but instead from the government’s open-ended guarantee to cover the losses of the banking system out of its citizens’ wallets. Read More Here

(InternForecaster) – Dysfunctional Markets That Change Every Hour – Bob Chapman

Keeping up with today’s dysfunctional markets is very difficult because they change hour by hour. The problems of Europe have stolen center stage from US problems. The focus is on Europe, but we all should remember trillions of dollars have been injected into the US financial system since mid-2007. Read More Here

(WashingtonPost) – One false move in Europe could set off global chain reaction

If the trouble starts — and it remains an “if” — the trigger may well be obscure to the concerns of most Americans: a missed budget projection by the Spanish government, the failure of Greece to hit a deficit-reduction target, a drop in Ireland’s economic output. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Louisiana Realtor: Oil Is Having “Horrible, Just Horrific” Effect On Sales

Carolyn Angelette said around 100 clients have canceled summer rentals in Grand Isle, LA. Other clients have postponed plans to buy a home until they see the full extent of oil damage. At this rate, she warns, her Century 21 office will go out of business. Read More Here

Video: California is planning to bankrupt itself

Jim Puplava talks about insane law proposals in California recorded on May 22nd 2010

(GlobalResearch) – The Banks Call the Shots on Financial Reform: The Sovereign Debt Crisis is Sweeping the World with another Credit Crunch – Danny Schechter – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – A “Fix” to the Economic Recession: Undermine the Rights of Public Sector Workers – Shamus Cooke

In the state of Oregon, the most widely distributed paper, the Oregonian, announced on its front page that the state should expect “Ten Years of Pain.” The perpetrator: the budget crisis — $2.5 billion in the coming two-year budget cycle, with $2 billion projected deficits until 2019. Sadly, these depressing numbers assume that the economy will recover, a belief lacking any credible evidence.

How to fix Oregon’s woes? The Oregonian answers: Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Merkel’s Savage Blitz through Euroland – Mike Whitney

Angela Merkel has let a minor brush-fire on the periphery turn into a raging inferno that’s sweeping across the continent. Absent Berlin’s fumbling diplomatic effort and its ferocious attachment to Hooverian economics, the Greek matter would have been over by now. Instead, the fire continues to burn while the German Chancellor pushes the eurozone closer and closer to the cliff. And what for; to prove that prodigal spending by the member states (Greece) mustn’t go unpunished? Is that what this is all about? Is Merkel really willing to break up the EU just to prove her point and to accommodate her towering sense of self righteousness? Read More Here

(TruthDig) – The Greeks Get It – Chris Hedges

Here’s to the Greeks. They know what to do when corporations pillage and loot their country. They know what to do when Goldman Sachs and international bankers collude with their power elite to falsify economic data and then make billions betting that the Greek economy will collapse. Read More Here

(CSPAN) – Video: Why should taxpayers be on the hook? – Ron Paul

On Thursday, Congressman Paul spoke at the House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on The Role of the International Monetary Fund and Federal Reserve in Stabilizing Europe.

He also questioned Federal Reserve Board of Governors member Daniel Tarullo and observed how continual bailouts help the big banks and the well-connected at the expense of the taxpayer. Continue reading

Small businesses threatened with 1099 tax form tyranny provision in health care bill – Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) – According to a recent report from CNNMoney.com, the massive U.S. health care system overhaul includes more than just a transition to government-run medicine. A small section hidden away in the 2,409-page bill requires all businesses to send 1099 tax forms to every company or individual from which they purchased more than $600 in services and goods throughout the tax year, beginning on January 1, 2012.

As you’ll see below, this new law threatens to cause a wave of paperwork chaos across the entire U.S. economy, stifling the operations of small businesses and driving more jobs overseas. Continue reading

Schama: Are the Guillotines Being Sharpened?

(NakedCapitalism) – Simon Schama tonight warns in the Financial Times that revolutionary rage is close to the boiling point in Europe and the US :

Historians will tell you there is often a time-lag between the onset of economic disaster and the accumulation of social fury. In act one, the shock of a crisis initially triggers fearful disorientation; the rush for political saviours; instinctive responses of self-protection, but not the organised mobilisation of outrage… Continue reading

Climategate

(MensNewsDaily) – Kerry, Lieberman Ready to End Senate Careers

It’s official. Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman have signaled the end of their political careers. The two have introduced what they’ve titled the “American Power Act.” Yep, it’s a global warming bill – Cap-n-Trade, Cap-n-Tax, etc. The premise for this bill is that the industrial emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) are causing global temperatures to rise and to prevent global catastrophe the industrialized world must reduce its emissions of CO2. Read More Here

(HockeySchtick) – Potential cost of Kerry-Lieberman Cap & Tax: $69 – $145 Billion per Year

The Kerry-Lieberman Cap & Tax bill establishes a price collar for CO2 emissions with a floor of $12 per metric ton (increasing annually by 3% + inflation) and ceiling of $25 (increasing annually by 5% + inflation). According to the EPA, US emissions of CO2 in 2009 were 5787 million metric tons. Thus, if the legislation is applied to all US emissions, the cost would be $69 Billion (floor) to $145 Billion (ceiling) annually, increasing ~6 to 8+% each year forever. – Source: Hockey Schtick

(AustralianClimateMadness) – IPCC bias exposed yet again

The UK Telegraph reports that Rajendra Pachauri has “defended the use of grey literature” in the IPCC’s reports. As long as it supports the IPCC’s pre-conceived conclusion of man-made warming, that is. Because whenever grey literature challenges the consensus, the knee-jerk response is “but it isn’t peer-reviewed!”. Hands up who can spot the hypocrisy there? Read More Here

(OZClimateSense) – Kiwi Temperature Fraud Exposed!

Quadrant Online reports on the scandalous state of the NZ temperature records which have been used to buttress unprecedented warming claims in Kiwiland. It seems that records dating back over a century show no appreciable warming until seven stations were cherry picked and then “corrected’ by Jim Salinger- instant warming! Read More Here

(AmericanThinker) – Climategate Taxpayer Fraud Investigation Draws Ideological Heat

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has used the power of government to seek documents from the University of Virginia regarding its former professor and Climategate figure of “hockey stick” fame, Michael Mann. Mr. Cuccinelli is investigating whether Professor Mann engaged in fraud to obtain taxpayer money to fund his research. Read More Here

(GlobalWarming) – The Media Is Ignoring Kerry’s Cap-and-Trade – Read More Here

(Suite101) – Climate Change Has No Scientific Consensus

The United Nations Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has claimed humans are causing catastrophic global warming. But do most climate scientists agree with this? Read More Here

(RevPolitics) – Video: Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – View Video Here

American Expats Giving Up Citizenship in Record Numbers

(TheNewAmerican) – April 26 – The number of Americans choosing not merely to retire but often to live and work in other countries — expatriates or “expats” — has been increasing steadily for a number of years now. According to one source, the number of American expats has risen to four million, and the steady trickle of Americans out of this country shows no signs of abating.

Americans’ reasons for leaving differ from case to case. Some are convinced that the global empire emanating from Washington, D.C. is in its declining days, as was Rome at one point, and are seeking safe havens for themselves and their families just in case economic shocks in the United States continue. Others have either been sent or have chosen to pursue desirable careers overseas. Some, finally, just desire the experience of living in a different culture. Continue reading

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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Enduring ObamaCare Week #5

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

Video: Fight the Derivatives Cancer with a Wall Street Sales Tax, Plus Bans on Hedge Funds, Credit Default Swaps, and Synthetic CDOs

(WebsterTarpley) – The Obama administration has been posturing this week about the life and death issue of Wall Street reform. Obama’s predicament is that of a Wall Street puppet who has been put into the White House thanks among other things to almost $1 million of contributions from the infamous Goldman Sachs – but who now needs to make a show of fighting his own Wall Street patrons for political reasons. Of course, Obama’s health-care reform was largely a bailout of insurance companies, which are themselves a key part of Wall Street. But Obama is now pretending to quarrel with Wall Street to shore up his waning credibility, partly because many House Democrats are desperately seeking anti-banker, economic populist street creds in order to avoid defeat in November. So far, the results have been largely feckless and inadequate. Continue reading

More than 50% of US Government Spending Goes to the Military

(GlobalResearch) – Recently, Live Science published a chart showing that the US spends about one-fifth of its budget on the military. But this aggregate view hides how Congress prioritizes spending, when you consider what is discretionary and voted upon each year. A more salient view of these figures segregates ‘discretionary’ spending from ‘mandatory’ spending. During the severe economic downturn of the past two years, how has Congress prioritized spending?

When it comes to discretionary spending, Congress gives 58% to the military. Here are US budget charts for the years 2009 and 2010, according to the National Priorities Project (NPP): Read More Here



IMF’s Global Taxes Can Only Be Enforced Through Global Government

(SteveWatson) – As you will have no doubt read in the headlines today, the IMF has proposed levying two “global” taxes on the world’s banks to make sure those greedy guys don’t get us into trouble again. If that sounds dubious, it’s because it is. In reality what is being proposed, and has been falling into place for some time, is the framework for an unelected global authority with powers above and beyond those of sovereign governments. Continue reading

ADL Calls For Major Law Enforcement Operation To Deal With Obamacare Critics

(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

EU climate chief calls for energy tax

(UPI) – The European Union’s top climate official called for an energy tax to boost the bloc’s climate protection efforts.

EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard told Monday’s Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung that “energy taxes are among the instruments we should use for climate protection in the EU, because that’s how energy consumption is reduced.” Continue reading

‘We vote with bullets,’ reads Tea Party sign

(RawStory) – Passions were ablaze at a Tax Day Tea Party event held on the steps of the old Florida Capitol, with protesters holding signs that read, “We vote with bullets,” “Fire Congress,” “9/11 was an Inside Job” and “Return to the Constitution.” Continue reading

More Tyranny Plus More Taxes Equals More Protests – Chuck Norris

(TownHall) – As early as 1733, Colonial frustrations were felt against the British Parliament via the Molasses Act. Indignation grew over the decades, erupting in 1764, when Parliament enacted the Sugar Act and the Currency Act. But it was not until 1765, when Parliament levied the first direct tax upon the Colonies via the Stamp Act, that larger protests permeated all 13 Colonies. And though that tax was repealed in 1766, the appeasement was short-lived. Parliament passed the Townshend Acts beginning in 1767, placing a tax on a number of essential goods, including paper and tea — something which, in turn, led to the Boston Massacre in 1770, the Boston Tea Party in 1773, the Intolerable Acts and the First Continental Congress in 1774 and, of course, the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Continue reading

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(Reuters) – U.S. Postal Service risks taxpayer bailout: GAO

The U.S. Postal Service could be on its way to a taxpayer bailout unless it takes extreme steps to become financially viable, according to a congressional report released on Monday. Read More Here

(Examiner) – With 1 in 5 Americans out of work, Obama issues over a million green cards

The Department of Homeland Security has just reported that during 2009, they issued 1,130,818 new Green Cards to foreign nationals, allowing them to work legally in this country. That number represents the fourth highest number of cards issued in one year. Read More Here

(Bi-Me) – I own my physical gold and I will never sell it, says Marc Faber

Marc Faber, the Swiss fund manager and Gloom Boom & Doom editor, warns that when the next crisis hits, ‘you’d see people flee from all paper currencies into precious metals’. Read More Here

(IcelandReview) – Iceland Crisis Report: Banks’ Owners Owed the Most

The majority owners of the three largest Icelandic banks, Kaupthing, Landsbanki and Glitnir, and of the investment bank Straumur-Burdarás, were also their largest debtors, as the Special Investigative Commission’s crisis report, which was made public yesterday, has revealed. Read More Here

(WasTimes) – Income falls 3.2% during Obama’s term

Real personal income for Americans – excluding government payouts such as Social Security – has fallen by 3.2 percent since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Read More Here

(C4L) – The Income Tax and American Servitude

With April 15 almost upon us, this would be a good time to remind ourselves of how the income tax contributed to the destruction of American liberty. Read More Here

(Fox) – Video: Freedom Watch – New Tax Plan Creates Class Warfare – View Video Here

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(MarketTicker) – Did The Fed Just (Surreptitiously) Bail Out Europe?

No, not just Greece – all of Europe. Without Congressional authorization or notice, of course. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Richest Virginians get biggest Obama tax cuts

Virginia’s richest 1 percent of residents got on average $1,595 each from federal tax cuts in the 2009 stimulus law signed by President Barack Obama — the biggest average benefit for affluent taxpayers in all U.S. states, said a study released on Tuesday. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Study: U.S. workload has increased

If it seems like you’re working harder than you used to, it’s probably not your imagination. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – IMF Prepares For Global Cataclysm, Expands Backup Rescue Facility By Half A Trillion For “Contribution To Global Financial Stability” – Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – ‘The Fourteenth Banker,’ Anonymous Bank Insider, Describes His Moral Crisis: ‘The System Is Built To Be Gamed’

“The system is built to be gamed.” – “The voices of dissent are not being heard.”
These are the words of an anonymous executive at one of America’s 10 largest banks, who after many years of watching the worst of Wall Street’s ethics transform his company, has decided to speak out. Read More Here

Bernanke: We Must Raise Taxes and Cut Services • Sane People: No, We Need to Stop Endless Bail Outs, Imperial Adventures and Fraudulent Schemes

(WashingtonsBlog) – This week, both Bernanke and Volcker called for tax increases. Bernanke has also raised the possibility of reductions in entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security. Continue reading

Obama to Crush Economy with Massive CO2 Taxes as Early as Next Week

(CanadaFreePress) – Abandoning all loyalty to the democratic processes this nation holds dear, President Obama has made the decision that getting energy tax legislation through Congress with the approval of the American people is just too much of a pain to bother with. Instead he will have the EPA declare as early as next week that CO2 is a dangerous global warming gas and will start regulating its emissions immediately. Continue reading

Failed Banks and Failed Billions – Bob Chapman

(InternationalForecaster) – Re-flating a dying bubble, Greece and Euro problems fuel world markets, Lehman Bros collosal fraud, a plan to tax banks, bank failures amount to billions, signs of a vanishing recovery. Read More Here