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  • 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....
  • Get ready for some depressing news about the US economy (UNEXPECTED!)

    05/28/2015 8:30:56 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Thu, May 28, 2015, 11:30pm EDT - US Ma | By Myles Udland
    We're about to get some terrible news about the US economy. Sort of. On Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET, the Bureau of Economic Analysis will release its second estimate of first quarter GDP, which is expected to show the economy contracted 0.8% in the first quarter. The initial reading on first quarter GDP, released on April 29, showed the economy grew just 0.2%. Ahead of that report, Wall Street expected the economy grew 1% to start 2015. Subsequent data, however, showed that the economy was likely even weaker than first estimated to start the year. Some economists, however, either...
  • How Government Inaction Ended the Depression of 1921

    05/20/2015 7:42:14 AM PDT · by all the best · 4 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | May 20, 2015 | Llewellyn Rockwell
    As the financial crisis of 2008 took shape, the policy recommendations were not slow in coming: why, economic stability and American prosperity demand fiscal and monetary stimulus to jump-start the sick economy back to life. And so we got fiscal stimulus, as well as a program of monetary expansion without precedent in US history. David Stockman recently noted that we have in effect had fifteen solid years of stimulus — not just the high-profile programs like the $700 billion TARP and the $800 billion in fiscal stimulus, but also $4 trillion of money printing and 165 out of 180 months...
  • Markets More: HSBC Bearish HSBC WARNS: The world economy faces a 'titanic problem'

    05/14/2015 6:15:18 AM PDT · by bushwon · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/13/2015 | Stephen King
    HSBC chief economist Stephen King is already thinking about the next recession. In a note to clients Wednesday, he warns: "The world economy is like an ocean liner without lifeboats. If another recession hits, it could be a truly titanic struggle for policymakers." Here's King (emphasis added): Whereas previous recoveries have enabled monetary and fiscal policymakers to replenish their ammunition, this recovery — both in the US and elsewhere — has been distinguished by a persistent munitions shortage. This is a major problem. In all recessions since the 1970s, the US Fed funds rate has fallen by a minimum of...
  • Harry Dent: Over $100 Trillion In Wealth Will Disappear

    05/05/2015 4:04:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | 4-20-2015 | Greg Hunter
    Best-selling author Harry Dent says the stock bubble we have today is the biggest in history.  Dent contends, “Now we’re in a third bubble, and each of these bubbles peaks at higher highs, and then they each crash to lower lows.” “We’ve been looking for the Dow to peak right around here between 17,000 and 19,000.  So, we are right in the middle.  We are looking for an even bigger correction likely in late 2016 to 2017.  This whole thing has been in an artificial bubble” “We’d be in a depression right now if it were not for $11 trillion...
  • OBAMA vs. REAGAN on GDP GROWTH — NOT EVEN CLOSE

    04/29/2015 4:42:06 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 29 Apr 15 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s just like Reagan… Except when he isn’t. Trickle Down Economics versus Trickle Down Socialism Ronald Reagan’s economic plan saw GDP surge at a 3.5% clip – 4.9% after the recession. That’s a 32% bump. During the Obama years, thanks to his big government policies, the US economy has stalled. Today the quarterly GDP was announced. The GDP for the first quarter of 2015 braked more sharply than expected at only a .2% pace. The US economy has grown an anemic 9.6% during the Obama years (excluding today’s dismal number). Of course, Obama’s record on job growth is also much...
  • Mental illness made the Germanwings co-pilot a victim along with his passengers

    04/02/2015 9:55:11 AM PDT · by onedoug · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2 APR 2015 | Robert M. Sapolsky
    What are we to make of Andreas Lubitz piloting a Germanwings airplane into the side of a mountain? There is an unhelpful tautology, meant to be explanatory, that arises at times like this. How could someone have done something this evil? Because they were evil. Or: How could someone have done something this heartless? Because they were heartless..
  • Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

    03/29/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 155 replies
    Mirror ^ | March 29, 2015
    Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript 29 March 2015 By Alex Wellman Patrick Sondheimer is heard screaming to his co-pilot "Open the goddam door" as passengers scream in the background The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz “Open the goddam door”. Patrick Sondheimer, pilot of the traffic plane, is heard frantically pleading with the killer to let him into the cockpit, just seconds before crashing into the Alps. BEA Germanwings CVR Evidence:...
  • The “Greatest Invisible Depression”

    03/28/2015 11:29:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    How will we cope when the American economy crashes? What or who will replace the American Empire? “There is no America! There is a cash machine.”—Michael Savage We are experiencing the “Greatest Invisible Depression” in the history of the United States; the Depression Era soup kitchens and lines are unseen, coming to the mail box in the form of welfare checks, yet the government cash machine, the Fed, keeps printing bogus trillions that have no backing in goods and services. The welfare checks keep coming but the unemployment figures reported have dropped to 5.5 percent! According to economists, 5-6 percent...
  • Germanwings co-pilot nicknamed 'Tomato Andy' tore up sick note and hid secret illness

    03/27/2015 5:48:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 March 2015
    MailOnline US Friday, Mar 27th 2015 BREAKING NEWS: Germanwings co-pilot nicknamed 'Tomato Andy' tore up sick note on the day he crashed jet and hid secret illness from the company, prosecutor reveals Pilot Andreas Lubitz might have been suffering a 'personal crisis' after failed relationship, it was claimed last night He had suffered from depression and 'burnout' and was once deemed 'unfliable' but was later passed as fit to fly Head of Lufthansa admitted the 28-year-old had slipped through the 'safety net' - with devastating consequences Friends said he was teased and called 'Tomato Andy' because he worked as a...
  • ‘Important Evidence Found’ In Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz’s Home

    03/27/2015 5:26:37 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-27-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    European media report that German authorities have found “importance evidence” in Andreas Lubitz’s home. Lubitz was the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 9595, that he purposefully crashed in the French Alps. Although the German police don’t want to share any details at this moment, they say that the evidence explains why he committed this horrendous mass murder. In the meantime, it has become clear that Lubitz had serious psychological issues. He was hospitalized in a mental hospital back in 2009. When he was 27 years old, Lubitz apparently suffered from regular panic attacks. He was still being treated by a psychiatrist...
  • $100 Trillion American Economic Collapse with Jim Rickards

    12/11/2014 8:11:12 AM PST · by Ghost of SVR4 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 21, 2014 | Jim Rickards
    I don't know too much about Jim Rickards, just found this to be an interesting video about the overall economy and some tidbits about what our government agencies are up to. The video is a 45 minutes long interview of sorts and discussion. Just posting in the event other are interested.
  • Another Recession is on the way

    02/28/2015 9:43:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    In 2006-2007 I called for a recession. We got a big one. I called for another one in 2011, as did the ECRI. That recession never happened. 50% is not a very good recession predicting track record except in comparison to consensus economic opinions that have never once in history predicted a recession. Consensus opinion is batting a perfect 0.00% Investigating the Record By the way, the ECRI was late in calling the recession of 2007. They still deny it. And questions regarding the 2001 recession and ECRI have still not been answered. I have talked about all of this...
  • Sorry, liberals, Scandinavian countries aren’t utopias

    01/12/2015 8:28:28 AM PST · by Baynative · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 11, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    In the American liberal compass, the needle is always pointing to places like Denmark. Everything they most fervently hope for here has already happened there. So: Why does no one seem particularly interested in visiting Denmark? (“Honey, on our European trip, I want to see Tuscany, Paris, Berlin and . . . Jutland!”) Visitors say Danes are joyless to be around. Denmark suffers from high rates of alcoholism. In its use of antidepressants it ranks fourth in the world. (Its fellow Nordics the Icelanders are in front by a wide margin.) Some 5% of Danish men have had sex with...
  • The index that timed the 2008 crash perfectly just slumped to a three-decade low

    01/30/2015 7:57:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/30/2015 | Mike Bird
    The Baltic Dry Index just hit a 28-year low. The index drew attention for mapping the financial crisis, going through the floor as the global economy tanked in 2008, but it just slumped to an even lower level. The index measures shipping costs for dry bulk commodities (minerals and metals like coal and iron, as well as grain and other food). It plunged by more than 90% in just a few months in 2008 as the global crisis unrolled. Then, it was an impressive bellwether for the global situation. Shipping costs were previously so expensive because demand was strong and...
  • Central bank prophet fears QE warfare pushing world financial system out of control

    01/21/2015 4:46:57 PM PST · by 9thLife · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6:48PM GMT 20 Jan 2015 | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, in Davos
    The economic prophet who foresaw the Lehman crisis with uncanny accuracy is even more worried about the world's financial system going into 2015. Beggar-thy-neighbour devaluations are spreading to every region. All the major central banks are stoking asset bubbles deliberately to put off the day of reckoning. This time emerging markets have been drawn into the quagmire as well... "We are in a world that is dangerously unanchored," said William White, the Swiss-based chairman of the OECD's Review Committee. "We're seeing true currency wars and everybody is doing it, and I have no idea where this is going to end."...
  • France Terror Heading to US, Oil Crash Equals Market Crash, Obama’s Phony Recovery

    01/11/2015 6:50:55 PM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    You Tube/ USA Watchdog ^ | 08 January 2015 | Greg Hunter
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  • In Greek tragedy, entrepreneurs triumph

    01/06/2015 5:27:42 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Washingtont Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | Polyxeni Athanasoulia and Nikolia Apostolou
    ATHENS, Greece — In these disastrous economic times, opening a store on tony Voukourestiou Street next to global luxury brands such as Dior and Prada is a goal many Greek fashion designers can only dream about. But despite the crippling financial crisis that has been plaguing Greece for the past six years, 35-year-old Penny Vomva opened a storefront for her designer clothing and accessories company, RIEN, on the boutique-lined thoroughfare last month. Ms. Vomva is delighted, but she also is concerned about the shifting fortunes of the Greek economy. “My line of handmade leather bags costs 180 euros to 450...
  • 1920-21: The Depression That Was Fixed by Doing Nothing

    01/03/2015 6:42:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/03/2015 | James Grant
    To combat the Great Recession and its long-lingering aftermath, leading central banks have pulled some $10 trillion out of thin air. Governments of the world’s principal economies have rung up almost $20 trillion in deficit spending. We often hear that the authorities have done too little. Perhaps they have done too much. Not so long ago, the authorities did hardly anything. In response to the severe, little-known economic slump of the early 1920s, they virtually sat on their hands. It is an often forgotten episode that suggests the potential for constructive federal inaction—and underscores the healing power of Adam Smith...
  • Venezuela's president blames opposition for deep recession

    12/31/2014 8:34:29 AM PST · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/31/14 | George Rueda
    In an almost three-hour long press conference, the socialist president blamed the severe slump on his government's opponents, who brought the economy to a standstill during deadly protests earlier this year and are now heartened by a recent plunge in oil prices that they hope will loosen his grip on power ahead of key congressional elections just months away.
  • Cops Being Murdered, SCOTUS and GOP bending over, Obama Approval Up....Sad

    12/21/2014 4:14:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    12/21/14 | sff
    Folks, I have been a bit under the weather lately....so maybe my mood is reflected by my sickness. I log on to Drudge and see Obama is going UP in Gallup....meanwhile, the society is hurtling toward hell. Sodomy is celebrated and enabled by SCOTUS (the state of Florida's constitution is about to be shredded--to the delight of the liberal media), jobs are being lost, racism is exploding, and all during the season wherein we are to remember our Saviour. My mind and heart struggle to remember God has ALL THINGS in His control. His providence is working all events and...
  • The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind

    12/11/2014 3:45:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 11, 2014 | Binyamin Appelbaum
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Frank Walsh still pays dues to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, but more than four years have passed since his name was called at the union hall where the few available jobs are distributed. Mr. Walsh, his wife and two children live on her part-time income and a small inheritance from his mother, which is running out. Sitting in the food court at a mall near his Maryland home, he sees some of the restaurants are hiring. He says he can’t wait much longer to find a job. But he’s not ready yet. “I’d work for...
  • You Can Keep Your Doctor…If He Doesn’t Kill Himself

    12/09/2014 8:52:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    As the ACA (Obamacare) enters its comic relief phase, with the Jon Gruber videos; the “now you tell me” confessions of Democratic lawmakers who say that the bill should not have been passed; and the truly unwanted resurrection of Kathy Sebelius, maybe it’s time to get serious once again. In health care, it can’t get any more serious than physician suicide. Official estimates put the annual toll of American physicians who die at their own hand as high as 400. But, given the stigma of suicide—especially among doctors—this figure is probably low. Indeed, what are the chances that a physician,...
  • Are We Reliving The 1930s?

    12/07/2014 9:11:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/7/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Neil Howe - author of The Fourth Turning, originally posted at Forbes.com,At the close of last week’s G20 Summit, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron warned that we’re on the verge of another global recession, citing problems like looming deflation, falling prices, and rising protectionist sentiment. This list evokes a sense of déjà vu: not about the Great Recession, but the Great Depression. That was the last time we ever seriously worried about disinflation, along with every practically other aspect of economic performance raising alarm bells today: low interest rates, weak investment, slow productivity growth, and chronic labor force...
  • The Depression of Obama

    11/18/2014 11:48:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Obama’s frequent vacations and increase in golfing excursions have become bizarre, considering so many continue to struggle economically almost six years into his presidency, and the world is being rocked by an epidemic of Islamic jihadist torture and horrendous murders, moving increasingly closer to our shores. Few Americans can afford to take vacations - if they actually have a job that is full time and gives them the ability to take a vacation - yet Obama continues to take exotic trips around the world with his wife and kids. Both Republican Presidents Bush never engaged in lavish family trips to...
  • Former Goldman Banker Reveals The Path To The Next Depression And Stock Market Collapse

    11/12/2014 6:26:38 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-12-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 11/11/2014 A funny thing happened on the way to the ‘end’ of the multi-trillion dollar bond buying program known as QE - the Fed chronicles. Aside from the shift to a globalization of QE via the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of Japan (BOJ) as I wrote about earlier, what lingers in the air of “post-taper” time is an absence of absence. For QE is not over. Instead, in the United States, the process has simply morphed from being predominantly executed by the Federal Reserve (Fed) to being executed by its major private bank members. Fed Chair,...
  • It’s all but official: This will be the most dominant Republican Congress since 1929

    11/05/2014 6:34:32 PM PST · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/5/2014 | Philip Bump
    This will be the most dominant Republican Congress since 1929, with an almost-certain 8 percent majority in the Senate and an 11.7 to 17.7 percent majority in the House. That trumps the party's 6.3/13.3 percent majorities in the 80th Congress that began in 1947. (Even if the party loses the Senate races in Louisiana or Alaska, it only needs two of the contested House races that remain to go its way to beat 1947.)
  • The Economy Of The Largest Superpower On The Planet Is Collapsing Right Now (EU)

    11/05/2014 3:14:35 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog. ^ | November 5, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    By Michael Snyder November 5th, 2014 How do you fix a superpower with exploding levels of debt, that has a rapidly aging population, that consumes far more wealth than it produces, and that has scores of zombie banks that could collapse at any moment. You might think that I am talking about the United States, but I am actually talking about Europe. You see, the truth is that the European Union has a larger population than the United States does, it has a larger economy than the United States does, and it has a much larger banking system than the...
  • FBI Says Explosives Suspect Ryan Chamberlain in Custody

    06/02/2014 11:50:11 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 2, 2014 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, the subject of a nationwide manhunt after explosive materials were allegedly found in his San Francisco apartment, was taken into custody by the San Francisco Police Department and the FBI, an FBI spokesman said today. A law enforcement source briefed on the case told ABC News that Chamberlain was taken into custody "right under the Golden Gate Bridge," but he was not certain if he was in a car or on foot at the time. The capture came after a day of dramatic and cinematic cat-and-mouse with the hunted man. "We had been close to him...
  • New blood test could be first to detect clinical depression

    09/17/2014 11:26:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 16, 2014, 10:00 AM | Jessica Firger
    Now a new study suggests that a simple blood test could soon allow doctors to diagnose clinical depression as easily as they check cholesterol. Researchers at Northwestern University have developed the first blood test that analyzes levels of nine blood biomarkers associated with adult clinical depression. The results of their study were published Tuesday in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The test looks at levels of nine RNA blood markers, which appear to be different among patients with diagnosed clinical depression versus those who do not have depression. RNA are the molecules that help to process DNA genetic code and carry...
  • [California] Secretary of State Debra Bowen tells of struggle with depression

    09/06/2014 1:54:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 6, 2014 12:23 PM | Patrick McGreevy
    Two months before Californians go to the polls to choose a governor, the state's top elections official tearfully acknowledged Friday that she has been consumed by a "debilitating" depression that has often kept her away from the office.. Secretary of State Debra Bowen, who oversees statewide voting, told The Times that she has a history of depression and has moved out of the two-story country home she owns with her husband. She now resides in a trailer park on the outskirts of Sacramento. "I have suffered from depression since I was in college, and I am having a more difficult...
  • Doctor Kills Depressed Woman in Euthanasia, Doesn’t Tell Family Until Next Day

    09/05/2014 6:41:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/4/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    Alliance Defending Freedom filed an application with the European Court of Human Rights Wednesday on behalf of Tom Mortier, who is challenging Belgium’s laws that allow euthanasia. Mortier’s mother was put to death by a doctor for “untreatable depression” even though she was not terminally ill. Mortier did not find out what had happened until he received a telephone call the day after her death. “The government has an obligation to protect life, not assist in promoting death,” said ADF Litigation Staff Counsel Robert Clarke. “A person can claim that she should be able to do whatever she pleases, but...
  • B.C. Woman Sues Ex-Boyfriend To Pay For Failed Class After Breakup (Canada)

    09/03/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    Canadian Press via HuffPo.ca ^ | 29AUG2014 | CP Staff Writer
    KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 22-year-old B.C. woman is suing her ex-boyfriend to pay tuition for a class she says she failed due to distress over the breakup. Roopam Plawn, a marketing student at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, says in her notice of claim that she is seeking $500 for the class, $600 for anxiety, depression, insomnia and loss of working time and performance and $250 for "severe distress." She also wants Jasmeet Ahluwalia to pay court costs. Plawn says in the court document that she met the international student in September 2013, they broke up in early 2014, got...
  • Depression May Not Be Caused by a Lack of Serotonin: Study

    09/02/2014 12:15:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 1, 2014 | Meredith Engel
    The latest research exploring the topic found that mice without serotonin still reacted to antidepressants. The data could change the way we think about treating the leading cause of disability worldwide.A lack in serotonin might not be entirely to blame for depression, new evidence suggests. It's widely believed that people with depression don't make enough serotonin-a messenger in the brain. But mice lacking serotonin did not exhibit symptoms of depression, reports a study in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience. When Prozac — which works primarily by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain — was introduced in the 1980s,...
  • I’m expecting the next crisis rather sooner than later

    08/24/2014 6:50:35 PM PDT · by GilGil · 22 replies
    Finanz und wirtschaft ^ | 8/19/14 | Christoph Gisiger
    So what’s really going on? We are in a structural depression that began in 2007 and will continue indefinitely. A lot of people don’t understand the definition of an economic depression. They believe that it means a continuous decline in GDP. Put differently: If two quarters of declining GDP mark a recession than a depression must be a long string of declining GDP. But that’s not the definition. A depression does not mean that you have no growth. You can have growth in a depression, it just means the growth is below trend. But all the policy makers think we’re...
  • Time Magazine Derides Marine General Smedley Darlington Butler

    08/19/2014 4:38:16 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | March 17, 2014 | Steven Welch
    December 3, 1934, Time Magazine, Plot Without Plotters, From Straight Dope One frosty dawn in November 1935, 500,000 War veterans rolled out of their blankets in the pine barrens around the CCC camp at Elkridge, Md. The brassy bugle notes of "Assembly" hurried them to the camp's parade ground, where, mounted on a white horse and surrounded by his staff, they found their leader, Major General Smedley Darlington ("Old Gimlet Eye") Butler, U. S. M. C., retired. "Men," cried General Butler, "Washington is but 30 miles away! Will you follow me?" The answer was a mighty shout: "We will!" Squad...
  • Europe is in an epic depression — and it's getting worse

    08/15/2014 6:14:06 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | John Aziz
    Economic growth in Europe came in at zero in the second quarter of 2014. That's better than being in recession. But it's not the growth that Europe — with its huge unemployment rate of 12 percent, or roughly 19,130,000 people out of work — needs. The eurozone (below in blue) has been in a depression since the financial crisis. That's because in terms of gross domestic product, the eurozone has not risen back to its pre-financial crisis levels. The U.S. (below in red) on the other hand has gotten out of its slump, and continues to grow at a decent...
  • Depression isn’t a choice but suicide is: my detailed response to the critics

    08/15/2014 10:36:06 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | August 131, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    Something happened yesterday. It began with a post I wrote about depression and suicide called “Robin Williams didn’t die from a disease, he died from his choice.” When I clicked “publish” on that piece, I felt confident. I was sad that it had to be written, and upset about the circumstances surrounding it, but sure that I was saying something that needed to be said; something truthful but uplifting, frank but compassionate. I actually found myself getting emotional as I wrote it. I’m not suicidal but I have demons of my own, so I submitted that post to the public,...
  • Robin Williams didn’t die from a disease, he died from his choice

    08/12/2014 1:28:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 214 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    I’m not normally one to write a blog post about a dead celebrity, but then I suppose there is no such thing. There are only living celebrities, not dead ones. In death, wealth and prestige decay and we are brought into a new reality, the only reality there is or ever was — one which, for much better or much worse, doesn’t care at all about our popularity or our money. The death of Robin Williams is significant not because he was famous, but because he was human, and not just because he left this world, but particularly because he...
  • Actor had 'serious money troubles' after $30million divorce bills

    08/12/2014 2:05:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2014 | Sara Nathan for MailOnline
    As he stepped out on stage last year to hawk his big TV comeback in front of advertisers, comedy great Robin Williams joked it was 'nice to have a job where the checks will clear.' After making his name as the eccentric and beloved alien on 1970s TV hit Mork and Mindy, Robin transferred his attentions to Hollywood with a stream of box office hits. But after acclaim and an Oscar, the movie career started to dry up and the actor signed up for CBS show The Crazy Ones, a small-screen comedy about a 'renowned and slightly unhinged' advertising genius/madman....
  • Robin Williams dead of suspected suicide: Are comedians more plagued by depression than other stars?

    08/12/2014 7:32:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 96 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – They earn their living by making the masses laugh, but experts say comedians are all too often masking intense sadness behind those smiles.
  • The difference between depression and normal sadness

    08/12/2014 6:58:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 12, 2014 | Karen Rowan
    "Depression is one of the most tragically misunderstood words in the English language," writes Stephen Ilardi, an associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Kansas, in a blog post on the Psychology Today website. "When people refer to depression in everyday conversation, they usually have something far less serious in mind," than what the disorder actually entails. "In fact, the term typically serves as a synonym for mere sadness." Here are some facts about depression: •Although major depression can strike people of any age, the median age at onset is 32.5, according to Washington University School of Medicine...
  • Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide

    08/11/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 607 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11 Aug 2014 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif. The full statement is below. On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin...
  • U.S. Economy-Plunge, Stagnation & Turning Down Anew-John Williams

    07/14/2014 10:21:03 AM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    USAWatchdog.com ^ | 7/1/2014 | John Williams
    Back in 2013, Williams predicted that it would be “game over” in 2014. What are the statistics showing him now? Williams says, “They are showing the economy continues to weaken, and it never recovered. A second quarter contraction here would most assuredly be recognized as a new recession, and I contend we never got out of the old recession. We had plunge, stagnation and, now, we are turning down anew.”
  • The Real Great Depression?

    07/13/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT · by statestreet · 4 replies
    The University Bookman ^ | July 13, 2014 | David Pietrusza
    Amity Shlaes does not believe in playing it safe. In 2007 she issued the original edition of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which dared to badly dent the established shibboleths regarding America’s Great Depression and how Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal did—or did not—dealt with it. In 2013, she departed the beaten path still more provocatively, resuscitating the reputation of the much-maligned Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge defied all odds and joined The Forgotten Man in achieving best-seller status. Having placed such high-stakes bets and won, she doubled back—and doubled-down—to collaborate on a “graphic” version of The...
  • The Deteriorating Economic Outlook

    07/08/2014 11:56:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Paulcraigroberts.com ^ | 7/8/2014 | Craig Roberts
    The first quarter contraction, especially our corrected number, implies a second quarter negative real GDP. In other words, the years of Quantitative Easing (money printing) by the Federal Reserve has not resulted in economic recovery from the 2008 downturn and has not prevented further contraction.
  • Please help! Trying to quit alcohol but facing challenges from family.

    07/04/2014 9:02:19 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 158 replies
    myself | July Fourth, 2014 | myself
    Hi all, I never, NEVER, thought I'd post this here. But at this point, I have no one to turn to. I'm a 51 year-old housewife/reporter and photographer who tries to make money doing proofreading, editing, writing,taking pictures, and oh, yes, selling ads for a phone book belonging to a dear friend of mine who was on Gatineau's city council (that's how I met him; we broke a lot of stories here). I need to make a profile on FR; it would save a lot of time. :) Long story short. I grew up in Des Plaines, IL, met my...
  • Herbert Hoover’s Anti-Market Policies Helped Turn an Economic Downturn into a Great Depression

    07/01/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    There have been many truly awful presidents elected in the United States, but if I had to pick my least favorite, I might choose Herbert Hoover. I obviously have disdain for Hoover’s big-government policies, but I also am extremely irritated that – as Jonah Goldberg explained – he allowed the left to create an utterly bogus narrative that the Great Depression was caused by capitalism and free markets. Indeed, the Center for Freedom and Prosperity produced a video demonstrating that the statist policies of both Hoover and Roosevelt helped trigger, deepen, and lengthen the economic slump. Building on that theme,...