from Sovereign Man:
When Chris D. came up with a great idea for his startup he was already thinking outside the box. But his innovation didn’t stop there. His thought process extended far beyond the business idea into WHERE to best execute his plan. He was already established in New York. And had he followed the conventional wisdom, that’s where he would have set up shop.
But then again, doing things differently and better than others is the hallmark of a great entrepreneur. Comparing costs, lifestyle, and entrepreneurial environments, he found that by leaving the country he could have stronger opportunities and a better work environment for half the cost. And it was anything but a sacrifice. Trading in a tiny flat in Manhattan, he and his co-founder were able to rent a 6-bedroom penthouse apartment, complete with a pool, gorgeous views, and a maid.
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by Peter Schiff, EuroPacific Capital:
While many economists and market watchers have failed to notice, we have entered a new chapter in the short and checkered history of central banking. This paradigm shift, as yet unaddressed in the textbooks, changes the basic policy tools that have traditionally defined the sphere of macroeconomic decision-making.
The job of a central banker is supposed to be the calibration of interest rates to achieve the optimal rate of growth for any particular economic environment. It is hoped that successful decisions, which involve perfectly timed moves to raise rates when the economy overheats and lower them when it cools, would bring consistency and stability to the business cycle that many fear would be dangerously erratic if left unmanaged. That’s the theory. The practice is quite different.
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from Activist Post:
DARPA continues to develop an array of robots designed for the battlefield. Naturally, one of their slated applications is to chase human prey.
In February, 2011, DARPA first announced its next-generation robot called the Cheetah; it was heralded as the world’s fastest legged robot. In fact, its speed of 28.3 mph was faster than the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt. However, its speed was reached in a laboratory setting, tethered on a treadmill for stability.
MIT researchers are now announcing that they have solved the riddle which kept the Cheetah on its leash – the secret lies in a new computer algorithm that not only enables untethered running, but jumping as well.
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by Michael W. Chapman, CNS News:
The latest Gallup survey on Americans’ trust in the media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly,” shows that a combined 60% said they had “not very much” trust and “none at all.”
Only 40% of Americans said they had, combined, a “fair amount” and “great deal” of trust and confidence in newspapers, TV, and radio to report the news accurately and fairly. In addition, 44% said the news media are “too liberal” while only 19% said it was “too conservative.” Only 34% said it was “just about right.”
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by Mike Adams, Natural News:
History has proven that conspiracy theory often turns out to be conspiracy fact. A “conspiracy” is merely when two or more people secretly plot to carry out some nefarious act, and the U.S. Dept. of Justice has proven that U.S. drug companies, for example, routinely engage in conspiracies against the public.
Always remember that anyone who uses the term “conspiracy theory” in a derogatory context is actually admitting to their own ignorance of history. No chapter of U.S. or world history took place without involving some sort of conspiracy theory-turned-fact. Conspiracies are so real, in fact, that the U.S. government’s official story of what happened on 9/11 describes a classic conspiracy among Saudi operatives.
Turning to Ebola, here are the more popular — and possibly credible — conspiracy theories circulating right now. Ask yourself: Are any of these conspiracies possibly true?
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by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall Street on Parade:
Yesterday the Senate Finance Committee convened a hearing to chew on one humdinger of a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO report found that 314 taxpayers have squirreled away at least $25 million in their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for an aggregate of $81 billion for all 314 taxpayers. That puts the average account within the $81 billion at an astonishing $258 million.
The GAO used 2011 data, the most current available to them from the IRS, and noted that since some of the tax returns were for joint filers, the term “taxpayer” may mean an individual or a couple. Still, even two IRA accounts tallying up to $258 million is off the charts.
The figures are raising eyebrows in Congress. No one can say with any certainty how an IRA could grow to such astronomical sums. IRAs have only been around since 1975. Adding to the perplexity, the GAO calculated that if a person made the maximum IRA contributions from 1975 through 2011 and invested the money in the Standard and Poor’s 500, it would have grown to only $353,379.
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