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    11/24/2015 6:10:19 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 205 replies
    WND ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Douglas Ernst and Matt Drudge
    Matt Drudge: 'America has been arming ISIS'Rare tweet by media giant alludes to sinister Obama policy Matt Drudge’s first tweet in months came with a cryptic message: “America has been arming ISIS.” The Obama administration has been plagued for weeks over news U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels were inadvertently winding up in the hands of terror groups. The media giant’s tweet on Tuesday alludes to something far more sinister. Major media outlets covered the ineptitude of Obama’s U.S.-trained rebels in early November, but there was no evidence he purposefully sent weapons to terror networks determined to attack America....
  • Russia Says U.S. Policies Helped Islamic State, Interfax Reports (link only)

    11/22/2015 2:17:15 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    Link Only. Uncooperative source.
  • Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

    11/21/2015 9:31:21 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 79 replies
    Guardian ^ | June 3 2015 | Seumas Milne
    The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting. The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead with the trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself...
  • Ethanol loses its few friends: Even Dr. Ben Carson has backed away from subsidies and mandates

    11/21/2015 1:54:16 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    CFACT ^ | November 17, 2015 | Marita Noon
    in a major policy reversal, Carson .. no longer supports subsidies for any industry, including U.S. ethanol producers ... Plainly irritated, the ethanol industry shot back immediately, saying it receives no government subsidies. But it neglected to mention a very important fact. Instead of subsidies, ethanol producers get something better: a mandate that orders refiners to blend ethanol into motor fuels which forces consumers to buy their product. A federally guaranteed market beats a subsidy every time. The ethanol industry also benefits indirectly from agriculture programs that support farmers who grow corn for ethanol ... In attempt to push more...
  • Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It

    11/21/2015 12:35:23 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Kamel Daoud
    Black Daesh, white Daesh. The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia. In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other. This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends...
  • Assad: Putin the ‘only defender of Christian civilization’

    11/18/2015 7:00:55 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Assad: Putin the ‘only defender of Christian civilization’ By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Syrian President Bashar Assad said he considers his long-time ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin as the “only defender of Christian civilization” one can trust, a comment made in an interview with a French magazine following the Paris attacks. “When I look at the present state of things in the world, I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on,” Mr. Assad told French magazine Valeurs Actuelles,
  • Putin the 'Only Defender of Christianity' – Bashar Assad

    11/17/2015 11:47:04 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Sputnik News, Moscow ^ | 10:26 18.11.2015
    Syrian President Bashar Assad considers Russia's Vladimir Putin as the "only defender of Christian civilization one can trust.""When I look at the present state of things in the world I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on," Assad said in an interview with French magazine Valeurs Actuelles. The Syrian leader also said that he would step down only if asked to by the Syrian people and the Syrian parliament, adding that the issue of his possible resignation had not yet been raised on an international level. Syria will only share intelligence information...
  • Scuttle the Shuttle! Space Shuttle is a Dangerous Waste of Taxpayer Funds

    07/12/2005 7:28:59 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 252 replies · 2,474+ views
    Space Frontier Foundation ^ | 07/11/05 | Rick Tumlinson
    Los Angeles, CA, July 11, 2005 In anticipation of this week's planned return to flight of NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery, the Space Frontier Foundation renewed its call for the orbiters to be retired. The Foundation, which for over 15 years has criticized the Shuttle system as too costly, urged NASA and the Congress to announce a firm date when the last orbiter will fly. If it were up to us the shuttle would never have flown in the first place, said the Foundation's Rick Tumlinson. Far from opening space to the American people, it has weighed down our space...
  • CIA, Saudis To Give "Select" Syrian Militants Weapons Capable Of Downing Commercial Airliners

    Wednesday brought a veritable smorgasbord of “new” information about the Russian passenger jet which fell out of the sky above the Sinai Peninsula last weekend. First there was an audio recording from ISIS’ Egyptian affiliate reiterating that they did indeed “down” the plane. Next, the ISIS home office in Raqqa (or Langley or Hollywood) released a video of five guys sitting in the front yard congratulating their Egyptian “brothers” on the accomplishment.
  • Report: United States Increasingly Vulnerable to Potentially Catastrophic EMP Attack

    11/08/2015 6:22:59 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | November 6, 2015 | Daniel Wiser
    Previous estimates have found that an EMP event ‘could kill 9 of 10 Americans’ The threat of a devastating electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States is increasing just as American infrastructure has become more vulnerable, according to a new report. "Our nation has further increased its reliance on technologies that depend upon the availability of electricity and digital electronics to manage and monitor the network of systems that deliver our basic goods and services," said the report from the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). As a result, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack "could severely disrupt everything we...
  • Filmmaker has "proof the Moon landings were a hoax"

    11/07/2015 11:30:18 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 157 replies
    Daily Star ^ | November 7, 2015 | Rory McKeown
    THE Moon landings between 1969 and 1972 never took place and were staged by the US intelligence community, a controversial filmmaker has claimed. Bart Sibrel claims he has proof the CIA orchestrated the famous Apollo 11 moon landing - and believes no one has ever stepped on the lunar surface because it is too dangerous. Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, Sibrel reckons mankind would have set up bases by now if it was possible to travel to the moon. And he believes the historic event took place in a film set and the crew were actors given instructions by...
  • Will Kelo Decision Finally Sink Donald Trump?

    11/05/2015 10:09:15 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 286 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/05/2015 | Michael Walsh
    Donald Trump’s high standing in the polls is attributable entirely to the fact that he’s not a Washington insider, not part of the racket, and despite his wealth really might actually give a damn about the Little Guy. So why is he saying things like this? Donald Trump on Wednesday defended government property seizures as a “necessary thing,” even when it means involuntarily taking property from a private owner to transfer it to another business. Trump was speaking to reporters outside the capital statehouse moments before formally filing his candidacy for the February primary, and the Washington Examiner pressed him...
  • Police Use Fear to Justify Discrimination

    10/21/2015 8:14:45 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    motorcycleprofilingproject ^ | 10/20/2014 | David "Double D" Devereaux
    The Fear of Crime has been used by law enforcement and government as a strategy to justify abuses of discretion and punitively targeting marginalized communities for decades. The actions of law enforcement towards motorcycle clubs is a clear example. The attempt to spread fear about motorcyclists in the minds of the general public through outrageous claims and sensationalized rhetoric is undeniable. (see How Waco Is Being Used To Decimate The 1st Amendment ). WACO AND THE FEAR OF CRIME The Waco incident has afforded a new opportunity for law enforcement to vilify an entire class of people based on the...
  • Donald Trump defends his vocal support for eminent domain: I think its a wonderful thing

    10/06/2015 5:48:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 318 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2015 | By Jenna Johnson
    Even though it's a stance not especially popular with some Republicans, Donald Trump continued to support eminent domain in an interview on Tuesday, calling it "a wonderful thing" that has unfairly received a bad rap.Trump, a billionaire known for his major real estate development projects, described eminent domain as a useful tool that local governments can use to prevent greedy homeowners from derailing major projects that could create thousands of jobs or provide a public good. Trump said that some conservatives don't fully understand how eminent domain works and don't realize that homeowners are usually paid "four, five, six, ten...
  • McCain: Trump Doesn't Understand Syria

    10/04/2015 9:38:30 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | October 04, 2015
    Sen. John McCain says that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump doesn't understand the problems posed by Russia's new role in the Syrian conflict. "I don't think he understands very well the situation. And he's entitled to his opinion," the Arizona Republican said Sunday in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." McCain was pushing back against Trump's assertion last week that the United States should let ISIS and Syria's army fight -- and let Russia worry about ISIS there. Trump's comment came as Russia launched air strikes in the region. "Do we want to keep slaughtering...
  • Polls: Trump Still Leads in IA and NH, But Loses Ground

    10/04/2015 7:52:53 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 40 replies
    NBC/WSJ ^ | 10/4/15 | Carrie Dann
    Donald Trump remains ahead in the early Republican nominating contests of Iowa and New Hampshire, but his lead has shrunk from a month ago, according to brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls of these two states.
  • Polls! Dr. Ben Carson tied with Trump in GOP race. Carly & Rubio gain. Jeb in freefall.

    09/30/2015 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/15 | Robert Laurie
    Sanders closing in on Hillary About a month ago, we learned that Donald Trump and Ben Carson were in a virtual dead heat in Iowa. People naturally wondered if the polling would be borne out nationwide, or if it was a local anomaly. A couple of weeks later we started to receive word that Trumps lead was shrinking and Ben Carson was closing in - fast. Still, Trump supporters were sure those polls were outliers since there was no way the Donald could be losing ground to an OK doctor who hasnt created enough jobs. Now, however, theyre being forced...

    09/25/2015 7:00:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 101 replies
    The American Specttor ^ | September 25, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    TRUMP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT? NOT! By Aaron Goldstein on 9.25.15 In his latest on Donald Trump, my AmSpec colleague Jeff Lord praises The Donald as a fighter. Jeff writes, What was Donald Trump doing just yesterday? He was fighting. Fighting with Fox. And before that? With Jorge Ramos. With Univision. With Megyn Kelly. With CNN. With Rosie ODonnell. O.K., so we know who Donald Trump is fighting. But what exactly is Donald Trump fighting for? The Donald makes for good TV. But so does the WWE. By this standards perhaps we should elect Vince McMahon or John Cena to...
  • Donald Trump is 'Very Good at Losing Other People's Money'

    09/23/2015 3:28:05 PM PDT · by Sam Gamgee · 43 replies
    Reason TV ^ | September 16, 2015 | Jerome Tuccille
    Reason interviewed the first biographer of Donald Trump who has a warning for taxpayers: "[Trump] doesn't do a deal unless other people are putting up the money. He's very good at losing other people's money and preserving his own," explains author Jerome Tuccille. (see video)
  • Rush Limbaughs Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review’s Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump’s part to utter such words as “freedom” or “liberty.” By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word “freedom” six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used “freedom” twice and “liberty” eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...
  • U.S. Military Trained Top ISIS Commander

    09/19/2015 9:33:40 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 September 2015 | Alex Newman
    One of the Islamic State's top military commanders was actually trained by U.S. Special Forces in the nation of Georgia before taking up arms for ISIS in Syria, according to a variety of sources quoted in an explosive new report by the McClatchy news agency. Another member of the Obama administrations supposed anti-ISIS coalition, the Wahhabi-Islamic dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, played a key role radicalizing the jihadist leader through a hard-core Islamist mosque it funded near his village. In other words, without the direct assistance of key anti-ISIS governments including Washington, D.C. the man said to be...
  • Sovereign Debts: How Defaults May Unfold

    09/18/2015 10:14:48 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 16 replies
    armstrong economics ^ | September 18, 2015 | Martin Armstrong
    In the Middle East, the banks are trying to convince the Gulf States to begin issuing debt even if there is no need to borrow, simply so they have a market to trade. Governments should never listen to bankers for this always becomes a conflict of interest with respect to national debts. The sooner government wakes up to the Sovereign Debt Crisis, the soon their particular country will be saved. When you say we are entering a Sovereign Debt Crisis, people automatically assume that debt will just default. Governments NEVER like to admit a mistake, so an outright default may...
  • Warnings of jihadists among Syrias rebels came early, were ignored (Obama lied on Syria)

    09/17/2015 10:38:15 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 9 replies
    heraldonline.com ^ | August 15, 2015 | Hannah Allam
    Warnings of jihadists among Syrias rebels came early, were ignored Obama administrations picture of Syrian moderates either dangerous naivete or an outright lie, according to governments internal assessmentsIntelligence revealed extremists were recruiting or routing mainstream fighters, Free Syrian Army no match for better-armed jihadists Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/news/article31183583.html#storylink=cpy
  • The Secret Arms Deal Behind Americas Syria Fiasco (An American was killed. Shades of Benghazi?)

    09/17/2015 9:31:40 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 25 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | Sept. 17, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. | Aram Roston
    The Secret Arms Deal Behind America’s Syria Fiasco A multimillion-dollar deal with a minuscule arms dealer led to the death of a US citizen, delays in arming Syrian rebels, and the purchase of weapons from a pro-Russia dictatorship — all for a pile of defective 30-year-old weapons. posted on Sept. 17, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Aram Roston BuzzFeed News Reporter At the heart of the high-stakes U.S. program to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight ISIS is a multimillion-dollar arms deal that the Pentagon farmed out to a tiny, little-known private company called Purple Shovel LLC. A BuzzFeed News...
  • U.S. training helped mold top Islamic State military commander

    09/16/2015 6:26:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 72 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | September 15, 2015 | Mitchell Prothero
    September 15, 2015 U.S. training helped mold top Islamic State military commander More than anything else, Batirashvili has legitimized ISIS in the Caucasus by the power of his exploits, which is amplified by slick ISIS propaganda, said Michael Cecire, an analyst of extremism for the Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute. ...snip Those seeking an explanation for Russian President Vladimir Putins insistence on sending military supplies and manpower to Syria to bolster the government of President Bashar Assad would do well to consider Batirashvili. Putin not only personally oversaw the Russian push into Georgia, but he has twice waged war against...
  • This Syrian [pro Assad living in Australia] girl just EXPOSED our media with in-depth video on #Syri

    09/11/2015 5:15:12 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 31 replies
    newsninja2012.com ^ | 9/11/2015 | Wayne Dupree
    This Syrian girl eloquently breaks down the origin or the crisis and she even speaks on the young baby found on the beach. I guess the reason why I believe her is because I don't trust our media. The things she describes in her video shows she's done a lot of research and it's extensive. I applaud her getting the truth out! If believed, these specific details and some of these accusations are shocking! It's being used to bomb the country the refugees are running fromThe war was started by the US, and those now crying about the refugees in...
  • Trump's mentor: Military school is like the real thing

    09/09/2015 11:15:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    politico.com ^ | Daniel Strauss
    "Well, he was at a military school, five years. That's just like being in the army believe me," Trump's mentor during his days at the academy, Colonel Theodore Dobias, told POLITICO. "That's six o'clock in the morning, 10:30 at night. Five days of school. From 8 till 3:30 ... Study at 7:30, taps at 10:30. And believe me that's the way it was. There was 400 kids and that's what we did." *snip* But Dobias, who is now 89 and fought in World War II in the Army for the 10th Mountain Division, heaped praise on Trump, who he coached...
  • Current Migrant Surge Exposed as ISIS Trojan Horse Scheme, Long-Planned and Backed by Saudis

    09/08/2015 3:21:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Some of us have been wondering aloudas to why the Saudis, Qataris, Kuwaitis, et. al. aren't taking any Muslim refugees from the Syria-Iraq mess, instead of sending thousands to far-away Europe. And not as if there was ever any real mystery, but we can now say with certainty why they've turned their backs on their own Muslim neighbors, because the Saudis just let it slip... Saudi official: 'We are ignoring the issue as a strategic maneuver. If these refugees go and settle in the West then they will take the beacon of light i.e. Islam, with them... what we...
  • America's eerie parallels to downfall of Rome

    09/05/2015 5:11:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 55 replies
    WND ^ | September 4, 2015 | Bill Federer
    The fall of Rome was a culmination of several external and internal factors.Great Wall of China By 220 A.D., the Later Eastern Han Dynasty had extended sections of the Great Wall of China along its Mongolian border. This resulted in the Northern Huns attacking west instead of east. This caused a domino effect of tribes migrating west across Central Asia, and overrunning the Western Roman Empire.Open borders Illegal immigrants poured across the Roman borders: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Alemanni, Thuringians, Rugians, Jutes, Picts, Burgundians, Lombards, Alans, Vandals as well as African Berbers and Arab raiders.Will and Ariel Durant wrote...
  • The CEO and the CIA (Fiorina)

    09/06/2015 7:29:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | Jim Geraghty
    One week after 9/11, Michael Hayden, the director of the National Security Agency, the electronic surveillance arm of the U.S. government, had a long list of problems. High on the list was the fact that the NSA needed a ton of new high-tech equipment, particularly servers, right away, to handle a vastly expanded, critically important workload. Hayden called up the CEO of Hewlett Packard, Carly Fiorina. HP made precisely the equipment we needed, and we needed in bulk, says Robert Deitz, who was general counsel at the NSA from 1998 to 2006. Deitz recalls that a tractor-trailer full of HP...
  • My title: My NC Senator is John Boehner's Worst Nightmare

    09/06/2015 6:45:04 AM PDT · by ElainaVer · 48 replies
    Speaker s worst nightmare is on the rise here in rural North Carolina. Senator Mark Meadows is gaining steam as a clearly coordinated, highly orchestrated effort to remove Boehner as Speaker of the United States House of Representativesand fix a broken Congress that no longer represents the wishes of the American peoplecomes into much clearer focus.
  • John Boehners Worst Nightmare: Mark Meadows Launches Mission to Fix Broken Congress

    09/05/2015 6:19:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/5/15 | Matthew Boyle
    MORGANTON, North Carolina Speaker Rep. John Boehners worst nightmare is on the rise here in rural North Carolina. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is gaining steam as a clearly coordinated, highly orchestrated effort to remove Boehner as Speaker of the United States House of Representativesand fix a broken Congress that no longer represents the wishes of the American peoplecomes into much clearer focus. Meadows invited Breitbart News to accompany him on a district visit, and the concerns he discussed with his constituents offer a microcosm of the issues America wants Congress to address. Everyone here agrees: John Boehner needs to...
  • Apostles of Racism

    09/04/2015 10:42:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    The Abbeville Blog ^ | August 31, 2015 | Brion McClanahan
    If the modern historical narrative is to be believed, then the antebellum North was the happy land of butterflies, flowers, rainbows, and racist free Americans who insisted on racial equality. Only in the South did anyone encounter Apostles of Racism as the historian Charles Dew labeled the 1861 Confederate commissioners to other Southern States. But was this so? Would antebellum Southerners have had to convince the majority of antebellum Northerners about their racial positions? Lets see. Printed below are a small sample of the racial positions of several prominent Americans in the 1850s and 1860s. Who said the following (answers...
  • Vladimir Putin seeks to dump the dollar in regional trade

    09/02/2015 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | David R. Sands
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new target in the revived cold war with Washington the U.S. dollar. The website Russia Today* reported Tuesday that Mr. Putin has drafted a bill to block the use of both the American greenback and the euro in trade between the bloc of countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union, including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The measure would help expand the use of national currencies in foreign trade payments and financial services and thus create preconditions for greater liquidity of domestic currency markets, the Kremlin said in a...
  • Statistician: Data proves biblical financial collapse - 'In September, we can expect something....

    09/01/2015 9:31:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    WND ^ | September 1, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Get ready because the best of times are over and the worst of times may have just begun. That is the assessment of an Israeli mathematician who has studied the biblical Shemitah cycle as it applies to the financial markets. Thomas Pound is an educator and mathematician who applies his statistical wizardry to the markets. The Dow fell another 468 points, or 3 percent, Tuesday, providing fresh evidence for investors the sell-off which began in August was no mirage. It is likely to continue in September. Only eight more trading days remain until the dreaded Elul 29, which...
  • Donald Trump: A 21st Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover

    08/29/2015 9:14:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 29,2015 | By Stephen Moore & Lawrence Kudlow
    By Stephen Moore & Lawrence Kudlow Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously that economic strategy didn't turn out so well either for the nation or the GOP. Does Trump aspire to be a 21st century Hoover with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff that helped send the U.S. and world economy into a decade-long depression and a collapse of the banking system? We can't help wondering whether the panic in world financial markets...
  • Lies You Will Hear As The Economic Collapse Progresses

    08/29/2015 3:04:20 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 57 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/27/2015 | Brandon Smith
    It is undeniable; the final collapse triggers are upon us, triggers alternative economists have been warning about since the initial implosion of 2008. In the years since the derivatives disaster, there has been no end to the absurd and ludicrous propaganda coming out of mainstream financial outlets and as the situation in markets becomes worse, the propaganda will only increase. This might seem counter-intuitive to many. You would think that the more obvious the economic collapse becomes, the more alternative analysts will be vindicated and the more awake and aware the average person will be. Not necessarily… In fact, the...
  • The Central Bankers Malodorous War On Savers

    08/28/2015 8:23:19 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 10 replies
    David Stockman's Contra Corner ^ | August 28, 2015 | David Stockman
    To wit, artificial suppression of free market interest rates by the central bank is designed to cause households to borrow more money than they otherwise would in order to spend more than they earn, pure and simple. Its nothing more than a modernized version of the original, crude Keynesian pump-priming theoryexcept it dispenses with the inconvenience of getting politicians to approve spending increases and tax cuts in favor of the writ of a small posse of unelected monetary mandarins who run the FOMC and peg money market interest rates at will. But the whole enterprise is a crock. The consumer...
  • That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said "You Convinced Me" On Immigration

    08/28/2015 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 112 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | 8/26/2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced me" Trump said as the meeting ended. Donald Trump with Antonia Tijerino, Estuardo Rodriguez, and DREAMer activists at his office in 2013. Courtesy Estuardo Rodriguez On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in...
  • Kudlow: Why Trump's protectionist ways will hurt the economy

    08/26/2015 5:47:02 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 168 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug 26 2015 | Kudlow and Moore
    Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Does Trump aspire to be a 21st century Hoover with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff that helped send the U.S. and world economy into a decade-long depression and a collapse of the banking system?
  • CNN Tells Americans That The Stock Market Is Not Going To Crash

    08/26/2015 4:45:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 26 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 26 Aug 15 | Michael Snyder
    On Wednesday we witnessed the third largest single day point gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ever. That sounds like great news until you realize that the two largest were in October 2008 right in the middle of the last financial crisis. This is a perfect example of what I wrote about yesterday. Every time the market crashes, there are huge up days, huge down days and giant waves of market momentum. Even though the Dow was up 619 points on Wednesday, overall we are still down more than 2,000 points from the peak of the market....
  • Donald Trumps Eminent Domain Love Nearly Cost a Widow Her House

    08/22/2015 5:25:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    CATO INSTITUTE ^ | 08/19/2015 | By David Boaz
    Since he shot to the top of the presidential polls, Donald Trump’s serial bankruptcies and bullying nature have made big headlines. But no one seems to have brought up a bullying business practice he’s particularly fond of: eminent domain.The billionaire mogul-turned-reality TV celebrity, who says he wants to work on behalf of “the silent majority,” has had no compunction about benefiting from the coercive power of the state to kick innocent Americans out of their homes.For more than 30 years Vera Coking lived in a three-story house just off the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Donald Trump built his 22-story Trump...
  • What Would Happen if a Massive Solar Storm Hit the Earth?

    08/21/2015 12:33:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 8/20/15 | Maddie Stone
    Its hard to overstate just how much this would uproot our lives. The lights would of course go out, as would the internet, and any device that draws current from the wall. In places with electronically-controlled municipal water supplies like most modern cities toilets and sewage treatment systems would stop working. Heating and air conditioning would fail. Perishable food and medication would be lost. ATMs would be useless. Gas pumps would go offline. And so forth. GPS technology would also be knocked out. Said Grunman, The GPS system depends on the very precise timing of a course of...
  • Did Religious Fanaticism Cause the Civil War?

    08/20/2015 7:31:23 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | August 20, 2015 | Stephen Klugewicz
    The title of this engaging analysis of the cause of the American Civil War comes from James Buchanans reaction to John Browns raid on Harpers Ferry, which the president claimed stemmed from an incurable disease in the public mind. Historian Thomas Fleming agrees with Buchanan that it was hysteria over the issue of slavery, generated by wild-eyed, intolerant, and impractical Yankee abolitionists, that sparked the tragic conflict between North and South. Pointing to the peaceful end of slavery in the British West Indies, Cuba, and Brazil, Mr. Fleming seeks to explain why America did not find a more reasonable way...
  • You've Been Trumped

    08/16/2015 8:53:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    In the vein of a true David versus Goliath story, the new documentary "You've Been Trumped" takes a fresh look at just what constitutes progress in the modern world. In an era where the conspicuously wealthy have been anointed the new aristocracy, what happens when ordinary citizens dare to take a stand against the profit machine? That's just what Anthony Baxter's entertaining film examines. In a case that became an international news story, local Scottish residents put everything on the line to try to prevent Donald Trump from destroying their countryside with a luxury golfing resort. And if ever a...
  • Documentary "A Dangerous Game" exposes the evil Donald Trump

    08/16/2015 9:03:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Vancitybuzz ^ | June 25,2015 | BY TREVOR DUECK
    A Dangerous Game is a follow up documentary to 2011s Youve Been Trumped directed by Anthony Baxter. Once again, the documentary takes aim at arrogant, ill-informed billionaires who want to build golf courses on some of Earths most precious locations, no matter the environmental cost. Whenever you see large scale environmental injury, youll also see the subversion of democracy. The two things go hand in hand. They always do. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Just when you thought there was no way Donald Trump could look any dumber, A Dangerous Game shows a rich mad man who bullies people to...
  • Donald Trumps Donations to Democrats

    08/15/2015 11:30:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 150 replies
    Open Secrets ^ | Zachary Newkirk
    However, of the nearly $420,000 Trump has donated to committees, the largest recipient has been the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee with $116,000 or more than one fourth of his total contributions to all party and political action committees. February 2011: REPUBLICAN DONALD TRUMPS PAST AND CURRENT GENEROSITY TO DEMOCRATS: Billionaire real estate tycoon Donald Trumps recent speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference excited a number of Republicans, many of whom applauded his statement that Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has zero chance of winning. It also fueled speculation that the mogul would run for president. Cries of youre hired!...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Response To Accusation Of Research On Fetal Tissue

    08/13/2015 7:29:51 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 123 replies
    Facebook ^ | 08/13/2015 | Dr. Ben Carson
    I wanted to use our time tonight to directly deal with an attack launched on me today by the left and the media. A couple questions came in on this subject, so I want to address it head on. Today I was accused by the press as having done research on fetal tissue. It simply is not true. The study they distributed by an anonymous source was done in 1992. The study was about tumors. I wont bore you with the science. There were four doctors' names on the study. One was mine. I spent my life studying brain tumors...
  • Secret Koch Memo Outlines Plans for 2016 (Only One Candidate Shown in Video)

    08/07/2015 10:39:54 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/7/2015 | Wochit
    <p>The Koch brothers political machine is expanding into new states and recruiting new donors as it seeks to shape the Republican Party and its presidential field headed into 2016, according to interviews with multiple sources, as well as confidential donor briefing documents obtained by POLITICO. The documents detail plans to beef up the networks state-of-the-art data system, and pay hundreds of staff embedded in local communities across the country in preparation for get-out-the-vote efforts that are unprecedented from a third-party group.</p>
  • Airbus patents plane that could fly from Paris to Tokyo in three hours

    08/05/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 5, 2015 | Reuters
    Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic passenger plane, but Concordes hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board any time soon. The proposed aeroplane would cut the journey time from Paris to Tokyo from 12 to under three hours. The idea, first published in 2011, is to use three different kinds of engine power to jump above the atmosphere while still using regular runways for takeoff. It has now won approval from the US Patent Office. The concept comes as commercial space companies such as Virgin Galactic pursue plans for low-level space flights. Airbuss proposed plane has...