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  • An evil drug

    12/01/2016 8:52:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Patrick D Hahn
    Antipsychotics and Maryland foster children; Part 1 “It’s an evil drug.” So says Dam Le, who as a boy was prescribed Johnson & Johnson’s blockbuster drug Risperdal while in the custody of the Maryland foster care system.
  • 'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression

    11/30/2016 9:56:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 1, 2016 12:07 AM EST | Malcolm Ritter
    The psychedelic drug in “magic mushrooms” can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. It worked for Dinah Bazer, who endured a terrifying hallucination that rid her of the fear that her ovarian cancer would return. And for Estalyn Walcoff, who says the drug experience led her to begin a comforting spiritual journey. The work released Thursday is preliminary and experts say more definitive research must be done on the effects of the substance, called psilocybin. But the record so far shows “very impressive results,”...
  • The Greatest Generation of the South

    11/28/2016 7:02:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    It was a life from another century when family, church, citizenship, hard work, and morals mattered. It was the 20th century generation of Americans that had made America great Ina Faye’s mother was a “pack-rat” who lived through the Great Depression. A child of seven brothers and sisters, they lived in dignified poverty, glad and thankful for hand-me-downs, clothes, apples, peas, okra, and whatever their neighbors could share in those difficult years. It was a hard-scrabble life but nobody complained much. Ina Faye’s dad came from a well-off family. Even though he could give her mom whatever she wanted, mom...
  • Even Monetary Authorities Think We're In a Depression

    09/09/2016 3:55:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 33 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | September 9, 2016 | Jeffrey Snider
    You probably aren't aware because it isn't a topic that gets discussed much if at all on the outside, but increasingly even monetary policymakers are coming around to the idea that we are in a depression. What choice do they have, really, since practically any chart of any economic account in any economy shows as much. The gathering in Jackson Hole late last month was really an internal discussion in how to think about keeping current central bank frameworks alive in such a world. Earlier this week, San Francisco Fed President (and CEO) John C. Williams spoke in Nevada on...
  • Collapse Fatigue

    08/13/2016 4:54:49 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 82 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 12 Aug 16 | Mr. and Mrs. Cognitive Dissonance
    When we initially awaken and realize life is not what we were taught, inner alarms scream for our attention. Even though we can sense a danger we didn’t previously perceive, we cannot judge how close it is. There is no scale to measure proximity, only the palpable fear of a real and present danger. Naturally, most of us will desperately grasp for answers. How can this be? What does this mean? What do I do now? And who is to blame? We need answers! Or at least we think we do. As we search for answers, we find there is...
  • People in homosexual ‘marriages’ almost 3 times more likely to commit suicide: study

    08/06/2016 9:45:54 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 81 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 5, 2016 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Aug. 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexuals who “marry” each other are almost three times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual counterparts, even in very gay-friendly Sweden, according to a study published in the May issue of the European Journal of Epidemiology. The authors of the study noted that social intolerance of homosexual behavior could not so easily be blamed for increased suicide risk, given that Sweden is known for its accepting attitude towards same-sex relationships. “Even in a country with a comparatively tolerant climate regarding homosexuality such as Sweden, same-sex married individuals evidence a higher risk for suicide...
  • The Only Escape From A Global Depression

    07/18/2016 9:02:43 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    The Daily Recokening ^ | 6-29-2016 | Richard Duncan
    Most people are convinced that the government is a drag on the economy, that it should not be allowed to spend any more money. They believe that we’ve spent far too much as it is. Therefore, they believe we must pay for our sins and spend less. It’ll be tough for a few years, they admit. But soon we’ll be back in the laissez-faire garden of Eden. That argument is dangerously wrong. It’s like someone taking a hot air balloon high up in the sky, then suddenly panicking because he’s too high. So he decides to turn off the hot...
  • Peter Schiff Warns About the "Worst Economic Downturn Including the Great Depression"

    07/12/2016 9:26:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 31 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 12, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    The Federal Reserve's monetary policies have manufactured a "super bubble" that " … may give us the worst economic downturn including the Great Depression," economist Peter Schiff declared during an interview with Accuracy in Media. He explained that low interest rates prop up the government’s feckless fiscal policies and generate " … really systemic structural problems in the economy … " that “manifest themselves in bubbles that then burst." " … the Fed’s policy does not work and has not solved our problems, it has simply exacerbated our problems, and … we're gonna have a currency crisis, we're gonna have...
  • Berkeley Economist Stumbles on Pretend Economy in U. S.

    07/11/2016 7:53:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 11, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Berkeley economist has stumbled on a trend an increasing number of Americans experience annually: We’ve had a pretend economy in the United States for at least 16 years. "Bottom 99% incomes grew by 3.9% from 2014 to 2015, the best annual growth rate since 1999," Emmanuel Saez wrote in a paper on June 30, 2016. A trio of researchers from the International Monetary Fund was much less oblique in a paper that they wrote last month on "the rise of income polarization — what some have referred to as the 'hollowing out' of the income distribution — in the United...
  • This economist thinks China is headed for a 1929-style depression

    07/05/2016 7:54:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    This economist thinks China is headed for a 1929-style depression î ƒin World Economy News î …04/07/2016 Andy Xie isnÂ’t known for tepid opinions. The provocative Xie, who was a top economist at the World Bank and Morgan Stanley, found notoriety a decade ago when he left the Wall Street bank after a controversial internal report went public. Today, he is among the loudest voices warning of an inevitable implosion in China, the worldÂ’s second-largest economy. Xie, now working independently and based in Shanghai, says the coming collapse wonÂ’t be like the Asian currency crisis of 1997 or the U.S. financial meltdown...
  • Believe it or Not: More Kids Live At Home Now than Since The Great Depression

    06/21/2016 4:48:13 PM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    TMO ^ | 6-21-2016 | Harry Dent
    Jun 21, 2016 Harry_Dent We all know the situation in the markets is dire. Like, really, everyone knows. There’s an old phrase from Margaret Thatcher’s day (and mine, I suppose) that has recently come back into use: There is no alternative. There’s even an acronym: TINA. There is no alternative example of a campaign advertising material of the CDU for the 1994 election for the Landtag of Thuringia. That’s quaint, and all, but this meatily numbered piece shows the heart of what that phrase means. There is no alternative, the markets will correct. They have to, regardless of how hard...
  • The left’s grand, green vision

    06/12/2016 3:55:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    Like a crazed serial killer, the liberal green groups are celebrating their “victory” of putting America’s major coal producers out of business — to say nothing of the tens of thousands of miners placed in unemployment lines. Several thousand more mining jobs were lost last month. Now to get their next homicidal high, the leftists have turned their ambitions on the oil and natural gas industries. Here is how the Sierra Club spokeswoman, Lena Moffit, explains the grand, green vision: “We have moved to a very clear and firm and vehement position of opposing gas. We oppose any new gas-fired...
  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • Toxic oil loans create trouble for big banks

    04/14/2016 9:45:02 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | April 14, 2016: 11:55 AM ET | Matt Egan
    ... Bank of America (BAC) on Thursday announced it set aside $997 million to protect from loan losses, mainly in the bank's $22 billion energy portfolio. Wells Fargo (WFC) warned of "significant stress" and "deterioration" in the oil and gas space. The problems there forced Wells Fargo to add $200 million in loan-loss reserves, its first increase to this rainy-day fund since 2009. And JPMorgan Chase increased its provisions for credit losses by 88%, mostly due to the oil, natural gas and pipeline business. It was enough to cause JPMorgan's (JPM) first drop in profits since late 2014. ...
  • This is What Depression Feels Like

    04/12/2016 11:23:11 AM PDT · by pabianice · 100 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | 4/12/16 | Morris
    You eat, but you aren’t able to taste your food. You try to write your paper, or work on your p-set, but all you can do is think to yourself, “What is the point?” You try to get out of bed in the morning, but you just can’t escape its almost magnetic hold over you. So you sleep. And you sleep. And you sleep. Sleep becomes your drug of choice, and you abuse it constantly. Your old hobbies and passions no longer have the same appeal. None of them match the sense of security you feel when you’re wrapped up...
  • Austria Just Announced A 54% Haircut Of Senior Creditors In First "Bail In" Under New European Rules

    04/10/2016 10:43:07 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 13 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | April 10, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    --snip-- This was the first official proposed "Bail-In" of creditors, one that took place before similar ad hoc balance sheet restructuring would take place in Greece and Portugal in the coming months. Or rather, it wasn't a fully executed "Bail-In" for the reason that creditors fought it tooth and nail. And then today, following a decision by the Austrian Banking Regulator, the Finanzmarktaufsicht or Financial Market Authority, Austria officially became the first European country to use a new law under the framework imposed by Bank the European Recovery and Resolution Directive to share losses of a failed bank with senior...
  • Group that helps vets battle PTSD honored at [USMC] gala [video= FREE PTS help]

    04/08/2016 5:15:13 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 7, 2016 | Fox & Friends
    Video Only: Apr. 07, 2016 - 3:38 - Executive director of Cohen Veterans Network explains organization's efforts
  • Screaming to sleep, Part One: The moral imperative to end 'cry it out'

    03/25/2016 8:50:29 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 89 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | 150126 | Amy Wright Glenn
    Suddenly, Tyler is screaming. Screaming. Tyler’s screams could pierce through the din of any commercial. They could break glass. Gabriel sits up with a start, his heart racing.
  • ELP Star Keith Emerson 'Shot Himself Because He Could No Longer Perform For His Fans'

    03/13/2016 3:06:05 PM PDT · by LS · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/13/2016 | Caroline Graham
    Rock star Keith Emerson killed himself because he feared he was no longer good enough as a musician, his girlfriend exclusively told The Mail on Sunday last night. The 71-year-old founder and keyboard player of Emerson, Lake and Palmer was 'tormented with worry' about upcoming concerts in Japan because nerve damage to a hand had affected his playing, said Mari Kawaguchi. She found Emerson's body when she returned to the apartment the couple shared in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, early on Friday morning. He had shot himself with a gun he kept for protection. 'Keith wasn't feeling well on Thursday...
  • Showboating Obama - congratulates himself on steering America away from GREAT DEPRESSION

    03/12/2016 2:13:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/11/16 | Kalhan Rosenblatt & AP
    Showboating Obama brushes off Reagan funeral snub criticism to congratulate himself on steering America away from GREAT DEPRESSION during SXSW festival talk An ebullient Barack Obama sure sounded pleased with himself at SXSW festival on Friday – despite enduring a week of criticism for prioritizing the event over Nancy Reagan’s funeral. The President was the surprise keynote speaker at this year's Austin festival and talked about civic engagement with the editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. During the speech he bragged about keeping employment below five per cent and congratulated himself for the recent improvement in the country's job figures. 'Because...
  • Technique to Manage Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Addiction, Harassment, Stress, Pain and Illness

    03/11/2016 5:29:19 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 25 replies
    Self | 3/11/16 | Red Fox
    How do you feel right now? Check yourself. Does a place in your body hurt or do you have bad thoughts or feelings? Take note of whatever it is then set it aside for the moment. Now as you are reading this, gradually start to notice your peripheral vision. Without looking away from these words you can see the edges and shape of the screen. Is it a computer screen, a laptop or smartphone? Take note of it. Continue reading and using your peripheral vision. What is beyond the boundaries of the screen? Is there a a lamp and office...
  • Recession 2016: In Some States, A Very Deep Economic Downturn Has Already Arrived

    02/23/2016 2:39:12 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 22 Feb 16 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that there are some U.S. states that have already officially fallen into recession? Economic activity all over the planet is in the process of slowing down, and there are some areas of the country that are really starting to feel the pain. In particular, any state that is heavily dependent on the energy industry is hurting right now. During the years immediately following the last recession, the energy industry was the primary engine for the growth of good paying jobs in America, but now that process is completely reversing. All over the U.S. energy companies are...
  • Opinion: Chilling ways the global economy echoes 1930s Great Depression era

    02/19/2016 5:55:43 AM PST · by John W · 22 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | John Coumarianos
    One view of what caused the Great Depression in the 1930s is that the Federal Reserve failed to prevent a collapse in the money supply. This is the famous thesis of Milton Friedman's and Anna Schwartz's A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960, and it was, more or less, the view of Ben Bernanke when he was chairman of the Federal Reserve. The global economy today resembles that of the 1930s in several ominous ways. Financial author Edward Chancellor recently called attention to a paper written by Caludio Borio, head economist at the Bank of International Settlements, that provides...
  • "We’re Out of The Red" Dave Harman & His Orchestra vocalist George Marks (1934)

    02/13/2016 11:39:43 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1934 | Dave Harman and his Orchestra
    "We’re Out Of The Red" is played by Dave Harman & His Orchestra. Vocalist is George Marks.
  • Debt, defaults, and devaluations: why this market crash is like nothing we've seen before

    02/06/2016 6:42:17 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 61 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6 Feb 16 | Mehreen Khan,
    A pernicious cycle of collapsing commodities, corporate defaults, and currency wars loom over the global economy. Can anything stop it from unravelling? A global recession is on the way. This truism of economics holds at any point in which the world is not in the grips of a contraction. The real question is always when and how deep the upcoming downturn will be. "The crash will come, but it would be nice if it came two years from now", Thomas Thygesen, head of economics at SEB told over 200 commodity investors and analysts in London last month. His audience was...
  • Task force urges doctors to screen all adults for depression

    01/26/2016 12:02:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 26, 2016 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday. Depression is a common public health problem, and screening simply involves health workers asking about certain symptoms even if patients don't mention them.
  • Economic Activity Is Slowing Down Much Faster Than The Experts Anticipated

    01/25/2016 5:44:17 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 66 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 25 Jan 16 | Michael Snyder
    We have not seen global economic activity fall off this rapidly since the great recession of 2008. Manufacturing activity is imploding all over the planet, global trade is slowing down at a pace that is extremely alarming, and the Baltic Dry Index just hit another brand new all-time record low. If the "real economy" consists of people making, selling and shipping stuff, then it is in incredibly bad shape. Here in the United States, the dismal economic numbers continue to stun all of the experts. For example, on Monday we learned that the Texas general business activity index just...
  • Recession Indicators Flashing Red

    01/24/2016 1:37:44 PM PST · by EBH · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/24/2016 | Josh Zumbrun
    successfully navigated, global growth could be derailed." Of the warning signs, the decline in U.S. industrial production has one of the best track records. The output from mines, factories and utilities has always begun to decline before recession strikes. "Manufacturing tends to lead the economic cycle and it tends to be an indicator of the swings," said Thomas Costerg, senior economist at Standard Chartered. "Manufacturing is struggling." A strong U.S. dollar and weak economies internationally are taking a toll. But unlike past declines in industrial production, today's decline has been driven primarily by the collapse in the oil industry. The...
  • The Deflation Monster Has Arrived

    01/16/2016 10:19:48 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 115 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 16 Jan 16 | Tyler Durden
    As we’ve been warning for quite a while (too long for my taste): the world’s grand experiment with debt has come to an end. And it’s now unraveling. Just in the two weeks since the start of 2016, the US equity markets are down almost 10%. Their worst start to the year in history. Many other markets across the world are suffering worse. If you watched stock prices today, you likely had flashbacks to the financial crisis of 2008. At one point the Dow was down over 500 points, the S&P cracked below key support at 1,900, and the price...
  • Global Risk Off: China Reenters Bear Market, Oil Tumbles Under $30; Global Stocks, US Futures Gutted

    01/15/2016 4:46:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 15, 2016
    Bulletin Headline Summary From Bloomberg and RanSquawk Amid the fresh downturn in risk sentiment, there is one standout move to highlight this morning; the USD/CAD ramp through 1.4400 and 1.4500 WTI and Brent are below USD 30/bbl, with analysts noting that the UN are expected to approve the removal of Iranian trade sanctions as soon as Monday Highlights today include US retail sales, PPI final demand, empire manufacturing, industrial production, business inventories and University of Michigan sentiment as well as Fed's Dudley, Williams and Kaplan Treasuries gain as global stocks plunge led by China, crude at 12-year low; 10Y has...
  • Shipping Said to Have Ceased… Is the Worldwide Economy Grinding to a Halt?

    01/12/2016 6:35:38 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 26 replies
    The Dollar Vigilante ^ | 1/11/16 | Jeff Berwick
    Last week, I received news from a contact who is friends with one of the biggest billionaire shipping families in the world. He told me they had no ships at sea right now, because operating them meant running at a loss. This weekend, reports are circulating saying much the same thing: The North Atlantic has little or no cargo ships traveling in its waters. Instead, they are anchored. Unmoving. Empty.
  • Stocks close lower; worst year for S&P, Dow since 2008

    12/31/2015 1:38:51 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 Dec 15 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S.stocks closed lower in light volume trade Thursday, the last day of 2015, despite some stabilization in oil prices. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average both ended lower for the year, their worst since 2008. The Nasdaq composite closed up more than 5.5 percent for the year as biotech stocks and major tech names outperformed. The Russell 2000 and Dow transports also had their worst year since 2008. Selling accelerated into the close, with the Dow closing about 180 points lower. The Nasdaq composite fell more than 1 percent as Apple declined nearly 2 percent. The S&P 500...
  • Prayer request for my Brother

    11/20/2015 6:08:30 PM PST · by Ouchthatonehurt · 65 replies
    today | self
    Please pray for my brother tonight as he checks himself into the hospital for alcohol abuse. He recently lost his job while at the same time celebrating the birth of his third child. He feels lost and inadequate.
  • Global Trade In Freefall:

    11/04/2015 2:11:03 PM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4 Oct 201 | Tyler
    Over the past year we have regularly contended that a far greater threat to the global economy than either corporate earnings, currency devaluations, rate cuts (or hikes), reserve outflow, or even the stock market, is the sudden, global trade crunch which has been deteriorating rapidly since late 2014 and has seen an even more dramatic drop off as 2015 is winding down. Actually, that is incorrect: global trade is merely a manifestation of the true state of the above listed items. ... We have in the past joked that the only thing that could possibly save the world from what...
  • Millennials Are Coming of Age in a Depression -- They Just Don't Know It (Rush Limbaugh)

    10/14/2015 9:14:02 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 14, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned to you last week that I had a story about how what we are living through right now is actually worse than the Great Depression and why nobody knows. I went back to my archives, and I got that story, and I have it here. Open borders, bigger government, free college for everybody. How many people already have free college by virtue of having their student loans forgiven or what have you? Everything these people have tried has not worked, so they want to try even more of it. "Bigger welfare state. Get rid of...
  • Rising: Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 45 Million for 50 Straight Months

    09/08/2015 9:05:59 AM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | September 8, 2015 | Ali Mayer
    The number of beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, has exceeded 45 million for 50 straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). In June 2015, the latest month for which data is available, there were 45,510,153 beneficiaries of the food stamp program, an increase of 14,869 between May and June. Beneficiaries of this program now exceed the population of Canada, which totals 34,834,841, according to a widely used source for such figures. The number of food stamp recipients first exceeded 45 million in May 2011. Since then, the...
  • 698K Native-Born Americans Lost Their Job In August

    09/07/2015 4:55:41 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge and Drudge ^ | 7 Sep 15 | Tyler Durden
    698K Native-Born Americans Lost Their Job In August: Why This Suddenly Is The Most Important Jobs Chart After the Fed admitted over a year ago that the US unemployment rate (which in 2012 was supposed to be a rate hike "threshold" once it hit 6.5% and is now at 5.1%) has become irrelevant in a country where a record 94 million people have left the labor force, and with the Fed poised to hike rates even though US hourly wages have not only not increased for the past 7 years, but for the vast majority of the labor force continue...
  • BLACK MONDAY: The First Time EVER The Dow Has Dropped By More Than 500 Points 2 Consecutive Days

    08/24/2015 5:50:43 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 24 Aug 15 | Michael Snyder
    On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 588 points. It was the 8th worst single day stock market crash in U.S. history, and it was the first time that the Dow has ever fallen by more than 500 points on two consecutive days. But the amazing thing is that the Dow actually performed better than almost every other major global stock market on Monday. In the U.S., the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq both did worse than the Dow. In Europe, almost every major index performed significantly worse than the Dow. Over in Asia, Japanese stocks were down...
  • Obama will leave his party in its worst shape since the Great Depression—even if Hillary wins.

    08/21/2015 12:51:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/21/2015 | Jeff Greenfield
    As historians begin to assess Obama’s record as president, there’s at least one legacy he’ll leave that will indeed be historic—but not in the way he would have hoped. Even as Democrats look favorably ahead to the presidential landscape of 2016, the strength in the Electoral College belies huge losses across much of the country. In fact, no president in modern times has presided over so disastrous a stretch for his party, at almost every level of politics. Legacies are often tough to measure. If you want to see just how tricky they can be, consider the campaign to get...
  • 12 Signs That An Imminent Global Financial Crash Has Become Even More Likely

    08/16/2015 4:24:40 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 11 Aug 15 | Michael Snyder
    Did you see what just happened? The devaluation of the yuan by China triggered the largest one day drop for that currency in the modern era. This caused other global currencies to crash relative to the U.S. dollar, the price of oil hit a six year low, and stock markets all over the world were rattled. The Dow fell 212 points on Tuesday, and Apple stock plummeted another 5 percent. As we hurtle toward the absolutely critical months of September and October, the unraveling of the global financial system is beginning to accelerate. At this point, it is not...
  • Bone-Smoking Nonsense

    08/14/2015 12:16:13 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 3 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | August 14, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    The amusement is strong from this one.... The economy has made great gains and is approaching an acceptable normal. Policy should shortly acknowledge this reality. The Fed took extraordinary policy measures in response to extraordinary economic conditions. Conditions are no longer extraordinary. Compared to earlier in the year, we know a lot more and can shelve some concerns. We appear to be past the most acute concerns of a spillover from Europe. I have more confidence in the resilience of the economy today compared to even a few months ago. I am much less concerned about a reversal of economic...
  • A phrase that altered history: "I do not choose to run..."

    08/08/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    August 8, 2015 | Self
    It was 88 years ago this month that President Calvin Coolidge handed out strips of paper (that he cut himself) to members of the press during a brief conference with these words: I do not choose to run for President in 1928. This stunning event took place at the Summer White House in the Black Hills of South Dakota on August 2, 1927. The implications of Coolidge not actively seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 1928 reverberate to this day. While the terse phrasing appeared to leave the door open for a draft movement, the result was that Herbert Hoover...
  • Eating white bread, rice ups depression risk in women

    08/06/2015 8:59:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    The study by James Gangwisch and colleagues in the department of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Centre (CUMC) looked at the dietary glycemic index, glycemic load, types of carbohydrates consumed, and depression in data from more than 70,000 postmenopausal women who participated in the US National Institutes of Health's Women's Health Initiative Observational Study between 1994 and 1998. Scientists said that while carbohydrates consumption normally increases blood sugar levels, eating highly refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, rice and junk food, triggers a hormonal response that affects the glycemic index. This then exacerbates changes in a woman's mood and triggers...
  • Magnetic Pulses Might Provide Long-Lasting Tinnitus Relief: No, It Will Not Suck Your Brain Out

    07/31/2015 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.techtimes.com ^ | July 20, 7:51 AM | By Ted Ranosa
    A new study conducted by researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University and the Veterans Affairs Portland Medical Center suggests that a transcranial magnetic stimulation system typically used for depression treatment could also help alleviate the debilitating effects of a condition known as tinnitus. ===================================================================================================================== Tinnitus is a debilitating condition wherein an individual often hears a ringing or clicking sound even though there are no external sources of the sound present. It currently affects an estimated 45 million people, mostly veteran soldiers, living in the United States, according to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), and a proven cure for...
  • New Highs For The Baltic Dry Index

    07/22/2015 11:32:32 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 7-21-2015 | Clark Schultz
    July 21 2015 Clark Schultz, SA News Editor The Baltic Dry Index rose 4.3% to 1,113 with gains registering for capesize, panamax, and supramax rates. The BDI has doubled since February when a weak market prompted some companies to scrap ships. Shipping rates are still well-below the level from late 2013 to late 2014.(snip)
  • Arthur Laffer: How Tax And Tariff Hikes Crushed 1930s America

    07/20/2015 4:46:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/20/2015 | Arthur Laffer
    'Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem," may well be President Reagan's most oft-repeated quote. And the reason it's so frequently quoted is because it's so damn true. And no example fits this quote better than the government actions taken before and during the Great Depression. In 1929, the single largest tax increase on traded products was passed by both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. In May 1930, this so-called Smoot-Hawley tariff was signed into law by President Herbert Hoover, which precipitated massive retaliation on U.S. products by foreign governments. From that moment...
  • Shooter's family says he suffered from depression

    07/19/2015 8:31:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 107 replies
    AP ^ | July 19, 2015 | JAY REEVES, MICHAEL BIESECKER and KATHLEEN FOODY
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The family of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga said in a statement that their son suffered from depression and was not the person they knew. "There are no words to describe our shock, horror, and grief," said the statement, provided Saturday to the Associated Press by a lawyer representing the family of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. "The person who committed this horrible crime was not the son we knew and loved. For many years, our son suffered from depression. It grieves us beyond belief to know that his pain found its...
  • Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?

    06/28/2015 10:48:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | June 23, 2015 | Peter Andrey Smith
    The rich array of microbiota in our intestines can tell us more than you might think.Eighteen vials were rocking back and forth on a squeaky mechanical device the shape of a butcher scale, and Mark Lyte was beside himself with excitement. ‘‘We actually got some fresh yesterday — freshly frozen,’’ Lyte said to a lab technician. Each vial contained a tiny nugget of monkey feces that were collected at the Harlow primate lab near Madison, Wis., the day before and shipped to Lyte’s lab on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus in Abilene, Tex. Lyte’s interest was not...
  • A Harvard Ph.D. Totally Misses the Point About 'Red State Blues'

    06/10/2015 6:10:07 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/9/15 | Steve Berman
    [caption id="attachment_1490" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Image source: Stanford University[/caption] I was recently chided by an editor when he asked me my opinion on one of my stories.  I told him how The Washington Post reported it: “WaPo went with ‘shocking’,” I emailed. My phone immediately rang. “I don’t care what WaPo went with,” he said in an animated voice. “Listen, those people are just the same as you and me. “I’ve been in those newsrooms.  Do you think they’re any better because they work at the New York Times or The Washington Post?” he drilled into me. It was a good...
  • Depression is no longer the No. 1 mental-health concern among college students

    06/02/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/02/2015 | Abby Jackson
    Anxiety has now surpassed depression as the most common mental-health diagnosis among college students, according to The New York Times. A recent study of more than 100,000 students by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State found that more than half of students seeking help at campus clinics report anxiety as an issue, and nearly one in six college students has been treated for anxiety in the past year, according to the American College Health Association. Mental-health counselors on campus attribute numerous factors to this rise, namely academic pressure from a much earlier age and compulsive social-media interaction....