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  • Florida county under state of emergency as reservoir with millions of gallons of "contaminated, radioactive wastewater" could collapse "at any time"

    04/03/2021 6:04:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    CBS ^ | 4-3-21 | LI COHEN
    Some residents in Manatee County, Florida, were evacuated from their homes over Easter weekend as officials cited fears that a wastewater pond could collapse "at any time." Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for the area on Saturday. County officials said the pond, located at the former Piney Point phosphate processing plant, has a "significant leak," according to CBS affiliate WTSP-TV. The Manatee County Public Safety Department told people near the plant to evacuate due to an "imminent uncontrolled release of wastewater." "A portion of the containment wall at the leak site shifted laterally," said Manatee Director...
  • The Presumed Rise after the Fall of Civilization

    03/26/2021 8:46:07 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 3/26/2021 | Tamara Wilhite
    If we fall, we’ll get back up again. If we tear it down, we’ll rebuild, bigger and better. That’s what we tell ourselves. That’s what we believe. That isn’t necessarily what happens, as the ruined cities and collapsed civilizations scattered around the world demonstrate. Where does this belief come from? And how does it affect societies, both in the real world and in science fiction? Background: The Generational Cycle Theory The “Fourth Turning” theory suggests that societies go in cycles, typically over four generations.
  • Lesson from History: Transgender Mania is Sign of Cultural Collapse - Camille Paglia

    03/17/2021 8:43:39 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 31 replies
    Gravitahn Youtube Channel ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Gravitahn Youtube Channel
    Author, art professor, feminist, and cultural commentator Camille Paglia speaks on the current transgender mania, the wisdom of early medical & surgical intervention (calling it "child abuse"), and how the explosion of gender identities is a recurring sign of cultural collapse throughout the history of civilization.
  • President Cloward, Vice President Piven

    03/16/2021 4:07:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 16 Mar, 2021 | Brian C. Joondeph
    From COVID to electoral fraud to border chaos, Cloward-Piven reigns supreme in the era of Joe Biden. Cloward-Piven is a political strategy of calculated chaos first described in 1966, by two Columbia University sociologists, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their theory was published appropriately in the far left The Nation, the oldest continuously published news magazine in the country. Cloward-Piven’s goal was the creation of chaos so that: “A political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.” The activities of the past year, from an imported Chinese...
  • The stimulus includes money to help 10.7 million pension plans. Republicans don't see how that's pandemic aid.

    03/10/2021 1:11:52 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 48 replies
    business insider vs msn ^ | 3/10/2021 | Ayelet Sheffey
    President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan passed the House on Wednesday, setting it up to become law this week, but where the money in the bill is going remains controversial. One of the controversial recipients: pension plans. Democrats included $86 billion in direct aid for pension funds in the stimulus bill, which will help the 10.7 million active and retired workers who fall under multiemployer pension plans, and lawmakers say doing so is a necessary component of pandemic relief. "Wall Street's reckless bets that crashed our economy in 2008 hit union pensions like a knife in the ribs," Sen....
  • Incredible footage of the extreme economic devastation in Los Angeles…

    03/03/2021 3:20:12 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 88 replies
    The Most Important News ^ | 02/28/21 | Jeremiah Babe
    See video at link
  • Democrats Accept 2 of 286 Amendments Sought by Republicans for $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

    02/25/2021 10:52:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 25, 2021 | Masooma Haq
    Republicans have criticized Democrats for continuing to push their pandemic stimulus package while accepting little to no Republican input. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Wednesday out of 286 amendments proposed by Republicans for the $1.9 trillion spending package, only two were accepted. “Republicans offered 286 amendments to President Biden’s massive $1.9 TRILLION spending blowout. Democrats accepted 2 of them. So much for Biden’s calls for ‘unity,'” McCarthy said in a statement. On Feb. 19, Democrats unveiled the full text of a 591-page bill (pdf) titled the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.” House Republicans held a press conference...
  • Fed sounds alarm on commercial real estate, business bankruptcy

    02/22/2021 5:13:00 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 68 replies ^ | 2/22/2021 | americanbanker
    The Federal Reserve warned of significant risks of business bankruptcies and steep drops in commercial real estate prices in a report published on Friday. “Business leverage now stands near historical highs,” the central bank said in its semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress. “Insolvency risks at small and medium-sized firms, as well as at some large firms, remain considerable.” In part encouraged by government and Fed programs, businesses have taken on more debt over the past year as they’ve struggled to deal with the economic and financial fallout from COVID-19, including in some cases forced shutdowns. The Fed report, which...
  • The Collapse of California – 2022?

    02/21/2021 4:31:50 PM PST · by delta7 · 43 replies
    Martin Armstrong blog ^ | Feb 22 2021 | Martin Armstrong
    “The real insanity is that the two states that are the absolute worst in the country, California and New York where more people are fleeing from than anywhere else, are the very ones imposing their ideas now upon the entire country. California became a state on September 9, 1850. Cyclically, California goes into an absolute economic crisis in 2022! So readers in California, the worst is yet to come! Don’t forget your thank you cards to Newsom and Pelosi.“
  • Our Dire Future Under Biden

    02/19/2021 3:23:23 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Feb, 2021 | Larry Alexander
    I will fear for my country and the fate of my children and grandchildren. We are living in what seem to me to be terribly fraught times, times that are even more worrisome than those at the height of Cold War tensions, when we schoolchildren were drilled on what to do in case of a nuclear attack--an attack that was in fact highly unlikely to occur. Why do I say this? What are these overweening concerns? Many relate to government policies. The Biden administration seems hell bent on reversing every Trump administration policy, even those policies that were quite successful....
  • Biden's Cuba Conundrum

    02/12/2021 4:33:08 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Feb, 2021 | Rick Fuentes
    Given Democrat majorities across all three branches of government and a strong wind from the socialist wing of the party at their back, there is a two-year window to coddle up to the Marxists of the Caribbean. Political luminaries on the left have always harbored a soft spot for the world’s dictators, Putin, Ortega, Jinping, Maduro, and Cuba’s successor to the Hermanos Castro, Miguel Diaz-Canel. Not to say that they align with the atrocities they commit, as that would be a pill too bitter for their voters to swallow. Rather, it is the vast power that they wield over the...
  • 8 Million More Living In Poverty, 9 Million Small Businesses In Danger Of Closing, 10 Million Behind On Rent…

    02/10/2021 1:34:10 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 2/9/21 | Michael Snyder
    The economic downturn that we are currently experiencing is making the last recession look like a Sunday picnic. Yes, 2008 and 2009 were bad, but they weren’t anything like this. Unprecedented intervention by the Federal Reserve has allowed the rich to get even richer during this crisis, but meanwhile millions upon millions of ordinary Americans are deeply suffering. Unfortunately, what we have gone through so far is just the beginning. As a child, I was a big fan of Sesame Street, and one of the characters that really stood out to me was Count von Count. I loved the fact...
  • Why Are So Many Americans Stockpiling Guns, Silver And Food Right Now?

    02/10/2021 1:31:03 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 266 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 2/3/21 | Michael Snyder
    We were told that 2021 would be the year when everything starts to get back to normal. But that hasn’t exactly been the case, has it? It has been just over a month, and there is still chaos everywhere. We have seen a wild riot at the U.S. Capitol, civil unrest has been erupting in major cities from coast to coast, millions of people have filed for unemployment benefits, a president was impeached, and a crazy ride on Wall Street made “GameStop” a national phenomenon. That would normally be enough for an entire year, but we are still in the...
  • TMS Live Stream with Matt Bracken - 3PM EST SUNDAY February 7th 2021

    02/07/2021 11:22:51 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 7 Feb, 2021 | Fernando Aguirre and guest Matt Bracken
    MATT BRACKEN and Host Fernando Aguirre LIVE STREAM NOTIFICATION. The Modern Survivalist with Fernando Aguirre and guest Matt Bracken (Free Republic's Travis McGee) discuss cultural/economic instability, self defense, preparation and survival skills. The show starts live at 3PM EST. The broadcast usually lasts two hours. The show will be archived and can be viewed later at the same link.
  • America’s Demise Is Near At Hand (by Pres. Reagan's Asst Sec of Treasury)

    01/18/2021 9:16:27 PM PST · by Trumpisourlastchance · 51 replies
    Institute for Political Economy ^ | 1/18/2021 | Paul Craig Roberts
    America’s Demise Is Near At Hand America R.I.P. Paul Craig Roberts For years I have been cataloging America’s decline into collapse, not merely economic collapse from economic concentration and the offshoring of jobs and investment, but also the collapse of the belief system that created some unity among a diverse population. Today not only is the economy done for, but so is the belief system that sustained social and political stability. America no longer exists. A geographical entity exists of diverse peoples and interests, but not a country, much less a nation. The United States itself has degenerated into an...

    01/15/2021 8:59:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 01/15/2021 | Steven Hayward
    California’s Continuing CollapseCalifornia’s rapid descent is starting to remind me of the old Hemingway line about how someone went bankrupt: “Gradually and then suddenly.”The New York Times noticed yesterday:They Can’t Leave the Bay Area Fast EnoughThe migration from the Bay Area appears real. Residential rents in San Francisco are down 27 percent from a year ago, and the office vacancy rate has spiked to 16.7 percent, a number not seen in a decade.Though prices had dropped only slightly, Zillow reported more homes for sale in San Francisco than a year ago. For more than a month last year, 90 percent...
  • The housing market tells the whole story(Crater)

    01/14/2021 12:55:21 PM PST · by Vendome · 27 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1/14/2020 | Myles Udland
    One unfortunate standout, however, was in the New York Fed’s district, which covers New York City, upstate New York, and northern New Jersey. In this region, conditions in the real estate market are tough all around, with the struggles of New York City perhaps the clearest sign of how deeply cities continue to struggle during this recovery. “The residential rental market has continued to weaken, led by New York City,” the Fed’s report said. “Partly reflecting increased landlord concessions, effective rents in Manhattan and Queens are reported to be down more than 20 percent from a year earlier and down...
  • San Francisco office market in collapse as tech workers stay home(Das Ve Dana)

    01/14/2021 1:01:38 PM PST · by Vendome · 53 replies
    MSN The Guardian ^ | 1/14/2020 | Vivian Ho
    The pandemic has brought the commercial real estate market in San Francisco to a new low, with work-from-home policies and office closures slowing Silicon Valley-driven business expansion to numbers not seen in at least three decades. New office-leasing activity in 2020 dropped a staggering 71% compared with the year before, according to the real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield Tenant demand also halved during the pandemic, from 6.6m sq ft to 3.3m sq ft.
  • News Bites Kevin O'Leary: 100 million Americans have nothing set aside for retirement

    12/26/2020 4:29:21 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 74 replies ^ | December 24, 2020 | David Lin
    America is facing a generational crisis where younger people have no wealth built up and lack the financial literacy to do so, said Kevin O’Leary, star of Shark Tank and chairman of O'Shares ETFs. “In America today, there’s 100 million people that have nothing set aside for retirement,” O’Leary said. “That is a failure of financial literacy that started as far back as the 1970s.” Reform needs to happen at the educational level, O’Leary said. “We really need to change the curriculum in high school, at the ages of 13 and 14, to start to explain how a credit card...
  • Harris County Commissioners vote unanimously to change engineer of $962 million Ship Channel bridge

    12/21/2020 7:25:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    KHOU 11 Adware Farm ^ | August 14, 2020 | Chris Costa
    HOUSTON — Harris County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to change the engineer of record on the Sam Houston Tollway Ship Channel Bridge after a review found one portion that had not yet been built contained a potential design flaw. The Harris County Toll Road Authority hired an independent consultant, COWI North America, Inc., to review the design of the bridge. HCTRA deputy director John Tyler told KHOU 11 in January that COWI found the possible weakness in December 2019. The design comes from FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc., the same company behind a Florida pedestrian bridge that collapsed in 2018,...