by Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream:
If some psychopaths were running around crucifying and beheading lots of people and then they said that they wanted to drown my family “in blood” I would be inclined to take them seriously. But so far, most Americans seem to be completely and totally unconcerned about ISIS. Perhaps that is because we had so many years where we were told that al-Qaeda was a major threat but nothing ever seemed to happen. Well, the truth is that ISIS is a far different creature than al-Qaeda ever was. After 9/11, we never heard of al-Qaeda doing much of anything except for supposedly hiding in caves. But ISIS is out there every single day taking over territory and hacking innocent people to pieces. At this point ISIS controls vast swaths of both Syria and Iraq, and they just posted a video on the Internet of the beheading of a prominent American journalist. These jihadists are absolute nutjobs, and if given the opportunity, there is probably very little that they would not be willing to do to us.
So I don’t get it. I don’t understand why most Americans are not taking ISIS seriously. These guys seem to revel in killing their opponents in some of the most gruesome ways imaginable. And they are now threatening to attack U.S. targets and to drown all of us “in blood”…
Read More @ EndoftheAmericanDream.com
In the aftermath of recent violent events and now that even the US Attorney General has arrived, one would assume that the Ferguson police had at least some “sensitivity” training about how to approach protesters, especially those “armed” with cameras. Not in this case. The footage below out of Ferguson shows a police officer pointing his gun directly at protesters and reporters while screaming “I’m going to f***ing kill you!“
Read More @ ZeroHedge.com
by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:
I am sure it will come as no shock to anyone to hear that George Soros is putting money into another cause to advance his worldwide globalist agenda. If Rick Perry is seen as an enemy to that agenda then half a million dollars is nothing to one of world’s richest billionaires.
Interestingly enough, Soros didn’t hide his tracks as well as he normally does on this one. He probably realizes that he no longer has to.
Mike Ciandella for Newsbusters.org is reporting that Texans for Public Justice, one of the groups behind Rick Perry’s indictment charges, is part of a “progressive” coalition that has received $500,000 from liberal billionaire George Soros.
Read More @ DCClothesline.com
by Lily Dane, The Daily Sheeple:
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a national gun control organization backed by former New York
Nanny Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has made Kroger its latest gun control campaign target.
The group is attempting to pressure the grocery store chain to ban the open carry of firearms in all of its stores via the circulation of an online petition and social media posts.
In the past, MDA has claimed to have successfully persuaded Starbucks, Chili’s, Target, and Chipotle to ban guns, but all each of those companies did was announce that “guns are not welcome” in their stores.
Read More @ TheDailySheeple.com
from The Prepper Journal:
The central tenet of prepper websites is the unflinching belief that you need to be prepared for unexpected events. That statement on its face seems to be able to stand on its own, without receiving too much argument from anyone. Really who would say that it is ever better to be unprepared for disasters or catastrophic events? Common sense backs us believers up so the “be prepared” part of prepping is easy to digest and safe for almost everyone to get on board with. It is when we start discussing the “what” you should “be prepared” for that causes the splits, arguments and name calling. The physical act of being prepared no longer makes sense to certain people if the “what” is not something they either believe would ever happen or care about personally. As long as you are prepping for something they can see happening, or view as rational you aren’t crazy, but as soon as you mention something they find odd or out on the fringe, you have lost them and they get to discount everything you say from there on out.
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from John Galt FLA:
The bell curve pictured above is not a quantitative measurement of current events and only acts a partial estimation of how an outbreak of Ebola within the United States would occur in various phases, some of short duration, others much longer. The estimations below are those of the author after researching the current outbreak and lack of coordinated world wide response to the threat. The color code is to indicate severity of each phase with red obviously indicating the most severe period while the primary and latter stages indicate latency to a true “gray” area where the conclusion of the disaster is indeterminate.
PHASE I. – DISTRACTION AND DISTORTION
The United States government has a horrific track record of concealing life threatening illnesses and outbreaks from the American public thus when the initial confirmation of active cases in America occurs, the government will use its allies in the media to distort the threat and other distractions to prevent focused coverage or investigation as to the severity of what is happening within US borders
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Fewer banks and higher profits. That’s the reality in post-banking crisis USA, and really the western world. American banks are doing better than ever, according to FDIC data.
America’s bank profited to the tune of $154 billion last year, nearly 10% more than the $141 billion in profits reported in 2012, and 6% more than the pre-crisis peak of the $145 billion in profits banks posted in 2006.
The US government has doled out record fines to banks, like Credit Suisse, HSBC, JP Morgan, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs. But, still these banks operate the same as before, issuing record amounts of derivatives.
Read More @ goldsilverbitcoin.com
from X22 Report:
by Gaye Levy, Back Door Survival:
Four years ago I was both a newbie blogger and a newbie prepper. To be honest, I had a lot of angst about a lot of things. Unemployment was rampant, the housing market was in shambles, and people around me were suffering. As a woman of a certain age, I was upset and wanted to do something, anything really, to relieve some of the stress while sharing my new found journey down the path of preparedness.
At the time, my long time friend, George Ure, suggested that I start a website that would complement his own Urban Survival website. Little did I realize that this small suggestion, made in passing, would become a life-changer.
This is not the article I intended to write today but for a number of reasons, my focus changed this afternoon and after my daily hike, I decided to shift gears and take a walk down memory lane and share a newly updated muse having to do with the promise of retirement.
Read More @ BackDoorSurvival.com
from LockOn Productions:
hat tip: hugo
Part-time work dominating jobs in the United States, Canada, and Japan.
The employment statistics do a good job concealing the true nature of the workforce. The unemployment rate has dropped dramatically since the recession ended largely because millions of Americans are now no longer considered part of the workforce. This is an easy way to boost the employment rate without actually creating new jobs. Another trend that seems to be growing around the world is that of part-time work. Part-time work and low wage labor go hand and hand. Part-time workers usually are not afforded the same benefits as those working full-time. They are also brought on with a just in time attitude and are treated as such when no longer needed. Part-time work has been growing before the recession and continues to do so today. In Canada, part-time work has been the dominant sector of employment growth. Low wage labor and part-time work go together like peas in a pod. Is this a trend we should be concerned about?
Read More @ MyBudget360.com
by JD Heyes, Natural News:
One of Americans’ most cherished civil rights is also one of its most underused, which is a major reason why we are governed by some of the worst misfits and miscreants among us.
According to a startling new piece of research by a pair of political science professors, ordinary Americans have virtually no impact at all on the making of national policy. By contrast, reports The Hill, “The analysts found that rich individuals and business-controlled interest groups largely shape policy outcomes in the United States.”
The study should serve as a crystal clear clarion call to the vast majority of Americans who are simply bypassed by a government that was supposed to be, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, “of the people, by the people, for the people” — not “of the special interests and by the special interests.”
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from The BRICS Post:
Asia is poised to enter a historical sweet spot, with three of its most populous countries – China, India and Indonesia – led by strong, dynamic and reform-minded leaders. In fact, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesia’s President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo could end up ranked among their countries’ greatest modern leaders.
In China, Mao Zedong founded the People’s Republic in 1949, while Deng Xiaoping engineered its unprecedented economic rise. For Xi to join their ranks, he must create a modern, rules-based State, which requires, first and foremost, slaying the massive dragon of corruption.
Over the years, corruption has taken deep root in China, with provincial Party leaders and top executives in State-owned enterprises wielding their vast privileges and authority to accumulate personal wealth. This has done severe harm to the Communist Party of China, while hampering the kind of market-based competition that China’s economy needs to propel the country toward high-income status.
Read More @ TheBRICSPost.com
by Steve Horn, OCCUPY:
A new Cold War has arisen between Russia and the U.S. over the future of Ukraine. With that has come accompanying discussions about the nature of portions of the U.S.-backed Neo-Nazi and anti-semitic opposition in the embattled former Soviet Republic.
Lost in the discussion so far — even as a “media war” burgeons between the superpower states — is a crucial piece of history lending context to the ongoing geopolitical stand-off that centers around anti-Semitism and the original Nazis themselves. Enter the U.S.-funded state-run international media outlets Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
While Russia Today (better known to many as “RT”) has found itself at the center of a firestorm of U.S. media coverage and scrutiny, VOA and RFE/RL have gotten off essentially scot-free so far – even though they received over $206 million and $93 million in taxpayer money, respectively, from the U.S. government in 2012.
Read More @ Occupy.com
Other officers forced to intervene during shocking incident.
by Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet:
Shocking footage out of Ferguson, Missouri shows a police officer pointing his gun directly at protesters and press while remarking, “I’m going to f***ing kill you!”
The scene was witnessed by Infowars reporter Joe Biggs who was also filming the incident. The clip shows a Ferguson officer with his gun raised pointing it directly at a citizen journalist who was live streaming at the time.
“Oh my God, gun raised, gun raised,” states the journalist, before Biggs remarks, “gun pointed.”
“My hands are up bro, my hands are up,” states the journalist before the cop responds, “I’m going to f***ing kill you, get back, get back!”
“You’re going to kill him?” asks another individual before the journalist asks, “did he just threaten to kill me?”
When the cop is asked for his name he responds, “go fuck yourself.”
Read More @ PrisonPlanet.com