by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse:
Do you think that the price of food is high now? Just wait. If current trends continue, many of the most common food items that Americans buy will cost more than twice as much by the end of this decade. Global demand for food continues to rise steadily as crippling droughts ravage key agricultural regions all over the planet. You see, it isn’t just the multi-year California drought that is affecting food prices. Down in Brazil (one of the leading exporters of food in the world), the drought has gotten so bad that 142 cities were rationing water at one point earlier this year. And outbreaks of disease are also having a significant impact on our food supply. A devastating pig virus that has never been seen in the U.S. before has already killed up to 6 million pigs. Even if nothing else bad happens (and that is a very questionable assumption to make), our food prices are going to be moving aggressively upward for the foreseeable future. But what if something does happen? In recent years, global food reserves have dipped to extremely low levels, and a single major global event (war, pandemic, terror attack, planetary natural disaster, etc.) could create an unprecedented global food crisis very rapidly.
Read More @ TheEconomicCollapse.com
[Ed. Note: If you haven't listened to this one yet, or if you chose to turn it off the minute Christianity was brought up, please at least listen to the short piece from 21:05 - 22:15.]
from SGT Report.com:
Tim Brown, an amazing Patriot who runs Freedom Outpost.com joins me to discuss the latest in the Cliven Bundy-BLM situation – and we both agree, it’s not over.
We discuss the evil that motivates these unconstitutional acts of government aggression which includes UN Agenda 21, elite Luciferian belief systems and the Spiritual warfare that flourishes on planet earth.
Thanks for joining us, and happy Easter.
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by Aaron Dykes, Nutritional Anarchy:
Eat better by buying community-shares of your local farmer’s fresh organic fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, meat and more
(Nutritional Anarchy.com) One way to fight the power of Big Agra and, in turn, fight for issues you care about – like, perhaps, promoting Organic food, avoiding pesticides and GMOs, or promoting the local economy – is to support your local farmer.
Just who is your local farmer, anyway?
Well, it could be you, it could be a neighbor or friend you know personally, or it could be a producer from nearby whether you know them or not.
Read More @ NutrionalAnarchy.com
by James Howard Kunstler JHKunstler:
The situation in Ukraine hotted up this weekend and threatens to blow this morning with the Kiev government affecting to send “anti-terrorist” troops into the eastern cities where ethnic Russians seized buildings. (In the olden times of Europe, they had witches and devils. Now, thanks to our example, they have “terrorists.”) While this impending civil war would be rather dire for Ukraine, it presents the obvious questions: 1) does it matter to anyone outside the region? And in particular, 2) is it any business of the USA?
War hawk kibitzers on the sidelines (e.g. The New York Times) are making a big deal of the 40,000 Russian troops marshaled around the border of eastern Ukraine. So what? That’s just a few thousand more than the 33,000 US troops deployed to Afghanistan, America’s current “nation-building” project. But the troop numbers swing to our side of the balance beam if you throw in the nearly 3,000 American boots-on-the-ground stationed in Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic, and the roughly 15,000 in Kuwait and Bahrain. I don’t remember the Russians complaining very much about all this US military hyper-activity in their part of the world over the past decade.
Read More @ Kunstler.com
from Rasmussen Reports:
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters now fear the federal government, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-seven percent (47%) do not, but another 17% are not sure.
Perhaps in part that’s because 54% consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty rather than a protector. Just 22% see the government as a protector of individual rights, and that’s down from 30% last November. Slightly more (24%) are now undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
As recently as December 2012, voters were evenly divided on this question: 45% said the federal government was a protector of individual rights, while 46% described it as a threat to those rights.
Read More @ RasmussenReports.com
by Lizzie Bennett, Underground Medic:
A report today on the BBC news website lists food experiments that can alter out perception of how the food tastes. The shape of the plate, the colour of the crockery, music and even smells wafted into the air around us can alter our perception of the food we eat.
From the BBC:
What can you taste when you swirl a mouthful of malt whisky around your mouth? Peaty flavours, honey, sea salt? Talk to any whisky drinker and they’ll be happy to discuss at length.
But it turns out that not all you are getting is down to your taste buds – or even your nose.
Read More @ undergroundmedic.com
by B Christopher Agee, Western Journalism:
As the heir apparent to continue Obama’s fundamental transformation of America, the left continues to rally around Hillary Clinton in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election. The rest of the nation, however, seems to be tiring of the former secretary of state at an alarming rate.
Results of a recent bipartisan poll indicate the public is largely split on the likely Democrat contender as her favorability rate dropped below 50 percent. Her results are similar to those of the Republican Party as a whole; however, the opinion shifts are trending in opposite directions.
In Hillary’s case, public approval is at its lowest point since she dropped out of the 2008 presidential race. Since that point, she has served as Secretary of State during the Benghazi scandal. Her reaction to that deadly attack led many to conclude that she places a higher premium on her political self-interest than getting to the bottom of a security breach at the Libyan embassy.
Read More @ WesternJournalism.com
by Russ Baker, WhoWhatWhy:
Will Bulgaria be the next testing ground in the escalating confrontation between Putin’s Russia and the West—and why should you care?
The answer may have something to do with gas.
Follow the Pipelines
“If the Russians get their way in Ukraine, we will be the next country they will turn their attention to,” said Evgeniy Dainov, a political science and sociology professor at New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital.
He is a staunch critic of the Kremlin who nevertheless refuses to support a Western initiative to wean Bulgaria off Russian energy by letting big American companies such as Chevron “frack” in its most fertile land.
Read More @ WhoWhatWhy.com
[Ed. Note: Host Thom Hartmann once again reveals himself as out-of-touch and clueless...]
from Peter Schiff:
by L.J. Devon, Natural News:
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that Russia will not import any more GMO food products or seeds.
The Russian government has taken a bold stand against genetically altered food ingredients, believing there is no need for them in their country. Medvedev also declared that Russia has “enough space and opportunities to produce organic food,” and they will no longer be encouraging the production of GMOs.
He commented, “If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that.”
Read More @ NaturalNews.com
by Pater Tenebrarum, Acting-Man.com:
A Generous Offer He Couldn’t Refuse
The tireless advocate of European-style socialism for America, the New York Times’ famous promoter of Keynesian snake-oil, Paul Krugman, has joined the ‘war against inequality’ by deploying himself right on the front lines.
No, he still isn’t going to debate Robert Murphy on economic theory so that $100,000 can be donated to New York food banks. That would be tantamount to participating in a ‘circus’. Only ‘serious debates’ would be of interest to the great man. $106,000 have been pledged to help poor people? Well, f*** the poor people, the great man simply has no time for Mr. Murphy’s ‘circus’.
Read More @ Acting-Man.com
from Sovereign Man:
n the Land of the Free, people grow up hearing a lot of things about their freedom.
You’re told that you live in the freest country on the planet. You’re told that other nations ‘hate you’ for your freedom. And you’re told that you have the most open and fair justice system in the world. This justice system is supposedly founded on bedrock principles– things like a defendant being presumed innocent until proven guilty. The right to due process and an impartial hearing. The right to counsel and attorney-client privilege. Yet each of these core pillars has been systematically dismantled over the years:
1. So that it can operate with impunity outside of the law, the federal government has set up its own secret FISA courts to rubber stamp NSA surveillance.
Read More @ sovereignman.com
You are set up (for the stock market) to crash but you need an impetus. You need something to make it happen. 1987 was an easier call. But here you’ve got a manipulated market, you don’t have a free market, and that’s very important. And to be very honest to your listeners (and readers), if I came into the business today I would not have been nearly as successful as when I came into the business when we had relatively free markets.
Let me give you a concrete example: Janet Yellen, Chairwoman of the Fed, does her first conference from the first Fed meeting that she chaired and basically said that after QE ends, which is about December, she hinted six months later interest rates would rise, and the market sold off.
Victor Sperandeo continues @ KingWorldNews.com
by Kurt Nimmo, Infowars:
Sen. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, has introduced The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 (S.2219) in the Senate.
“We have recently seen in Kansas the deadly destruction and loss of life that hate speech can fuel in the United States,” Markey said, “which is why it is critical to ensure the Internet, television and radio are not encouraging hate crimes or hate speech that is not outside the protection of the First Amendment.”
The legislation proposes updating a twenty year old report on the role the internet, radio and TV allegedly play “in encouraging hate crimes based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.” The report would then be submitted to respective committees in the House and Senate for action.
Read More @ Infowars.com
by Steven St. Angelo, SRS Rocco:
There is an insidious Dark Side to the silver mining industry that goes unnoticed by the majority of investors and analysts. Actually, I haven’t come across one miniyng analyst who puts out comprehensive data on this very subject for the silver mining industry.
According to my figures for 2013, the top primary silver miners suffered the lowest average silver yield ever. That’s correct… another year of declining ore grades and yields.
Looking at the chart below, the top 6 primary silver miners average yield for 2013 was 7.6 ounce a tonne (oz/t) compared to the 8.1 oz/t recorded in 2012. Thus, the top miners shed another half ounce of silver yield… falling 6% in 2013.
Read More @ SRSroccoReport.com
from Dan Johnson, founder PANDA, Takeback Tour.com:
We have an amazing opportunity on our hands. Tomorrow, we have a huge chance to educate thousands of people about the dangers of the 2012 NDAA, and empower many more to fight back.
The Take Back Tour Moneybomb is a one-day event, tomorrow, April 19th, to raise $10,000 for the Take Back Concert Tour.
If you appreciate the work we do, or the help we have given you over the years, please donate $5, $10, or $20 to help us reach more people with the message of liberty.
PLEASE DONATE NOW… Click HERE. Thank you.
by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
The old saying one step forward two steps back comes to mind as Sri Lanka announces that despite several studies linking the use of herbicides like Monsanto’s RoundUp to kidney disease in farmers, it will postpone the ban on toxic glyphosate that was instated just months ago. Why? Because Monsanto complained and pushed back.
Just as in the case of the Mexican Judge Monsanto is trying to remove from his seat due to his repeated decisions to ban GMO corn in their country, the Big Ag Giant and chemical seller is throwing its weight around in Sri Lanka. Monsanto believes it will get it’s way no matter what, but not if everyone supports Sri Lankan citizens who fight back on this abhorrent reversal of a previously upstanding decision.
Read More @ NaturalSociety.com
by Bob Egelko, SF Gate:
A Bay Area federal judge says the Obama administration can keep secret a memo spelling out the legal rationale for a 2011 drone attack in Yemen that killed a U.S. citizen and alleged terrorist mastermind.
The Justice Department was entitled to withhold the memo on the grounds of national security and lawyer-client confidentiality, Chief U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of Oakland said Friday.
Although U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other Obama administration officials have made public statements justifying drone strikes, Wilken said none of them was specific enough for her to rule against the government’s claim of secrecy and require officials to disclose the legal rationale for the Yemen attack.
Read More @ SFgate.com