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  • Obama does a little Christmas shopping on "Small Business Saturday" [Vomit Bag Alert]

    11/26/2012 9:20:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | November 26, 2012
    Hoping to encourage other Americans to participate in "Small Business Saturday" as an alternative to big chain-friendly Black Friday, President Obama today visited an Arlington, Va., bookstore to cross some items off his family's Christmas list. Accompanied by his daughters Sasha and Malia, the president journeyed across the river to One More Page Books, which the White House described as an "independent, neighborhood bookstore." After consulting his Blackberry for an apparent holiday wish list, he purchased 15 children's books before even browsing the store.
  • Banks told by Fed to test for 12% unemployment

    11/15/2012 3:47:54 PM PST · by Obadiah · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/15/2012 | Ronald D. Orol
    The Federal Reserve is asking 30 big banks to make sure their capital can withstand a deep recession in which the unemployment rate rises to 12%. The Fed, which first required big banks to conduct “stress tests” in 2009, laid out three scenarios lenders have to test against. The goal is to ensure that the firms have enough capital to continue operations during stressful economic times.
  • Guns, Gold And Four More Years

    11/13/2012 8:42:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 12, 2012 | Sam Rolley
    Most conservatives believe that the re-election of President Barack Obama is going to bring dire economic circumstances over the next four years, which could possibly drive the Nation into total collapse.The belief is likely not far-fetched considering the current state of affairs in American economics as the United States hurls toward a “fiscal cliff” which will combine rising tax rates and government shutdowns, the government prepares to raise its debt limit again to the tune of $2.4 trillion and the number of Americans out of work continues to trend at dismal levels.All of the ominous headlines about the shape of...
  • Vanity: Lincoln Was Wrong

    11/07/2012 3:04:27 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    Exclusive to FR | Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | cc
    2008 - "You can fool all the people some of the time ..." 2010 - "...and you can fool all of the people some of the time..." But in 2012, Obama and Big Leftist Media managed to fool all of the people all the time! Now it's official, the freeloaders have taken over the country.
  • Some Liberals Actually Think “a record comparable to Franklin Roosevelt’s” Is a Good Thing – Sheesh!

    11/03/2012 12:42:57 PM PDT · by DeprogramLiberalism · 4 replies
    Deprogramming Liberalism ^ | June 15/12 | Jim Autio
    [written September, 2011, but even more applicable today] Re:  Could this time have been different?Ezra Klein     Washington Post columnistEzra Klein: Some partisans offer a simple explanation for the depth and severity of the recession: It’s the stimulus’s fault. If we had done nothing, they say, unemployment would never have reached 10 percent.This is the wrong way to look at it. The unemployment rate numbers are so skewed as to be virtually worthless. For instance, if all of the people that have given up searching for jobs were included in today’s unemployment rate it would be over 11%: Townhall Total employment is...
  • Asking for advice about depression after losing my job

    11/02/2012 11:44:36 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 119 replies
    myself
    Hi all, I hesitated for a long time to post this--particularly because our keyboard is so sticky it is difficult to write and post. I was just hoping for some advice. If I posted in the wrong place, I hope the mods will move it. Julie
  • Why the Long Face, Democrats? If You're convinced that Obama will win, why so depressed?

    11/02/2012 1:38:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/02/2012 | Michael Medved
    When leading pundits, pollsters and prognosticators seem to agree that the re-election of President Obama is all but inevitable, why do grassroots Democrats seem so anxious and depressed? If the president’s most ardent supporters feel soul-deep certainty that their candidate has richly earned another term in office, then how is it that they universally acknowledge that he’ll draw far fewer votes than he did as an untried freshman senator four years ago? A revealing report by Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle found local liberals “so freaked out about the prospect of President Obama losing his re-election bid that...
  • Amity Shlaes: Obama slanders the 1920s, ignore key lessons

    10/26/2012 7:01:28 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-26-12 | amity shlaes
    When it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s," President Barack Obama told Mitt Romney in their final debate. Obama got sloppy here. Presumably, the president was suggesting the 1920s represent economic failure. The decade represents just the opposite, as measured by the very goals on which the Democrats base their 2012 presidential campaign. Growth: Obama has spoken often and forcefully about economic growth. In just one debate, the second one, the president used the...
  • Iconic NY Steakhouse "Gallagher's", Which Survived The Great Depression, Is Closing

    10/26/2012 7:46:56 AM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/25/2012 | Tyler Durden
    The Department of Labor's WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) website may have been exempt from layoff notices related to the fiscal cliff, but it still provides a sufficiently (bleak) complete picture about the real nature of layoffs and business cycle in general in America's busiest city. Which is why it was precisely using the WARN website that we learned that one of New York's most historic steakhouses, "NY's Prime Steakhouse since 1927" Gallagher's, located on 52nd street, and which survive the great depression, is shutting down on January 16. Surely neither the surging price of meat, nor the ability...
  • Autumn Leaves: Existing Home Sales Fall -1.7% (M2 Velocity Still Low) - WORST recovery since 1882

    10/20/2012 9:39:06 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    confounded interest ^ | 10/20/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Autumn is here, the leaves are turning color and existing home sales declined -1.7% in September. Here is my Fox Business interview with Laurie Rothman on the the housing recovery (and icebergs in its path). To be sure, there are stil supply problems such as over 2 million foreclosed homes still in pre-sale. Also, problems such as negative equity persist. Until housing prices rise more and negative equity fades away, supply problems are likely to continue in many parts of the nation. This comes on the heels of a excellent housing start report, partly fueled by The Fed’s massive purchase...
  • Creativity Linked to Mental Illness, Study Confirms

    10/17/2012 4:33:24 PM PDT · by Paradox · 38 replies
    Live Science ^ | 16 October 2012 | LiveScience Staff
    Creative types are thought to be more likely to suffer from mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. A new large-scale study of the Swedish population helps confirm this link. Last year, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet near Stockholm found that families with a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia were more likely to produce artists and scientists. They built on this evidence in a new study, published this month in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, which covers a larger population sample and a wider scope of psychiatric diagnoses...
  • Destruction of the US Dollar

    10/15/2012 2:04:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | October 14, 2012 | Roger O'Daniel
    The picture below shows $15 trillion dollars worth of $100 bills on $10 million dollar pallets stacked on top of each other over an area that is one third larger than a regulation football field. An electronics van is parked between the stack and the Statue of Liberty. A single $100 million dollar pallet rests in front of the truck’s cab. See it?Recently, I reported that the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) secretly gave ten trillion dollars of interest-free loans to over a dozen European banks to shore up the Euro and keep them financially solvent. I later found out that...
  • Stress and the city: Urban decay - Scientists are testing the idea that the stress of modern city...

    10/13/2012 9:27:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 10 October 2012 | Alison Abbott
    Scientists are testing the idea that the stress of modern city life is a breeding ground for psychosis. In 1965, health authorities in Camberwell, a bustling quarter of London's southward sprawl, began an unusual tally. They started to keep case records for every person in the area who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder or any other psychiatric condition. Decades later, when psychiatrists looked... --snip-- Yet the results of his study, published last year in Nature (F. Lederbogen et al. Nature 474, 498–501; 2011), clearly showed that people who grow up in cities process negative emotions such as stress...
  • Forward? US Wage Income (% of GDP) at Lowest Level Since 1970

    10/13/2012 9:40:27 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/13/2012 | Snakeeyes Econ
    The rise in the consumer confidence rose more than expected. Despite real GDP growth hovering barely above 1% and the crash in durable goods orders, this is indeed a surprise. Or is it another Fed induced bubble? According to University of Michigan, consumer confidence has risen to Bush-era levels of September 2007. Just to put it into context, I put a yellow line through the 100 level. We still have a long way to go to get to 100 from 83.1. Here is a chart of wage income divided by GDP. Why are consumers more confident? Perhaps consumers are reacting...
  • The Largest Economy In The World Is Imploding Right In Front Of Our Eyes

    10/07/2012 6:56:32 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-7-2012 | Michael Snyder
    <p>A devastating economic depression is rapidly spreading across the largest economy in the world. Unemployment is skyrocketing, money is being pulled out of the banks at an astounding rate, bad debts are everywhere and economic activity is slowing down month after month. So who am I talking about? Not the United States - the economy that I am talking about has a GDP that is more than two trillion dollars larger. It is not China either - the economy that I am talking about is more than twice the size of China. You have probably guessed it by now - the largest economy in the world is the EU economy.</p>
  • Ketamine for Depression: The Most Important Advance in Field in 50 Years?

    10/06/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT · by Renfield · 67 replies
    Time Healthland ^ | 10-05-2012 | Maia Szalavitz
    In any given year, 7% of adults suffer from major depression, and at least 1 in 10 youth will reckon with the disorder at some point during their teenage years. But about 20% of these cases will not respond to current treatments; for those that do, relief may take weeks to months to come. There is one treatment, however, that works much faster: the anesthetic and “club drug” ketamine. It takes effect within hours. A single dose of ketamine produces relief of depression that has been shown in studies to last for up to 10 days; it also appears to...
  • JOHN HUSSMAN: We Are Already In Recession, And The Economists Just Don't Know It Yet

    10/01/2012 3:54:57 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-1-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    JOHN HUSSMAN: We Are Already In Recession, And The Economists Just Don't Know It Yet Joe WeisenthalOct. 1, 2012, 5:00 AM In his latest weekly letter, investor John Hussman reiterates his belief that we are already in recession. In regard to a U.S. recession, keep in mind that the consensus of economic forecasters – not to mention central bankers - has never recognized the start of a recession in real-time, largely because their assessments typically revolve around a “stream of anecdotes” approach that treats each new economic report with equal weight, without distinguishing leading/lagging and upstream/downstream structure. For example, we’ve...
  • A Call for Caution on Antipsychotic Drugs

    09/24/2012 10:12:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
    You will never guess what the fifth and sixth best-selling prescription drugs are in the United States, so I’ll just tell you: Abilify and Seroquel, two powerful antipsychotics. In 2011 alone, they and other antipsychotic drugs were prescribed to 3.1 million Americans at a cost of $18.2 billion, a 13 percent increase over the previous year, according to the market research firm IMS Health. Those drugs are used to treat such serious psychiatric disorders as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe major depression. But the rates of these disorders have been stable in the adult population for years. So how did...
  • Obama’s Hidden Bread Lines

    09/24/2012 11:52:02 AM PDT · by arthurus · 41 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 24 September 2012 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Americans are experiencing sticker shock and it is about to get a whole lot worse thanks to Obama. Between gas and groceries, our household is sinking fast. My husband works about 35 miles from here, so gas is an issue. For a household of three, where two drive for work, our gas bill this month will be close to $900. Groceries will come in at a modest $1000 since we have cut back. And folks, we live in a state that has reasonable pricing. Inflation is just clearing her throat and getting ready to sing, so this is going to...
  • More Americans Now Commit Suicide Than Die in Car Crashes as Miserable Economy Takes Its Toll

    09/22/2012 10:38:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK.) ^ | 22 September 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    $56 million suicide prevention programme launched as study reveals more Americans take their own lives than die in car crashes Suicide is a bigger killer than car crashes, according to an alarming new study. The number of people dying from suicide has drastically increased, while car accident deaths haven lessened, making suicide the leading cause of injury death. Suicides via falls or poisoning have risen significantly and experts fear there could be en more going unrecognised, specifically in cases of overdose. 'Suicides are terribly under-counted,' said Ian Rockett, author of the study, published on Thursday in the American Journal of...