The day is starting off on a very bizarre footing after not only Ben Bernanke became a blogger and joined Twitter, but moments ago at least one American appears to have had enough with the Big Brother state, and moments ago WNEW reported that there has been a shooting, two injured and according to local reports, there appears to be one fatality at the gate of the NSA’s Fort Meade, Maryland headquarters.
Jerry Robinson of Follow The Money joins me on today’s show to talk about the waning influence of the US over the rest of the world. He warns people to seek shelter as the dollar loses its preeminent status.
These days it seems that everywhere you turn, the signs are there that the petro-dollar-juiced system is coming unglued. The gale-force winds that have been driving the world to de-dollarize have now literally become almost a raging storm. I’ve always believed that this would indeed be the end game which we’re now witnessing playing out, but currently, even I’m bowled over at how fast the whole deck of cards is being reshuffled.
Speaking of reshuffling, over the weekend, several more prominent countries have all but joined China’s regional bank, the AIIB. The East’s star continues to rise to the heavens, as the credit lifeline of the West gets nearer to the end of its rope. We’re not talking about some two-bit players either, these newest nations to sign onto this project are some real doozies! Let’s examine these newest signees together, and discuss the implications.
Summary: Massive debt is sealing the fate of governments and central banks. As the cards collapse, radical developments in diverse areas of technology, combined with free market entrepreneurship, will destroy and rebuild the existing social order.
Trouble begins when bureaucracies replace free markets. In the U.S., we find money, the lifeblood of the economy, resting in the hands of a board of bureaucrats whose statements the financial punditry spends their waking hours trying to decipher. What does this portend for the foreseeable future? Ben Wright, Group Business Editor at The Telegraph, takes us through one possible scenario.
Two organizations filed lawsuits earlier this week seeking to block implementation of the new “net neutrality” regulations adopted by the Federal Communications Commission last month.
As reported by Western Journalism, the FCC, in a 3-to-2 vote, decided to re-classify Internet providers as public utilities, and therefore subject them to greater oversight by the agency. Internet providers, under the new rules, fall into the same Title II utility classification by which cell phone companies are governed.
Critics of the new classification state that it will stifle the innovation that has characterized the Internet during its first decades of development. They also point out that it will likely subject customers to new taxes, such as the Universal Service fee cell phone users must pay, as well as state and local utility taxes.
SOCOM conducted an extraction exercise in Fort Lauderdale, Florida which has direct connections to Jade Helm 15. The US Government is conducting what amounts to acts of war on the American People. This video explains some of it. The links below are important, and the Ft. Lauderdale link I refer to during our presentation is first. Military and Police must remember and honor their oaths and help stand against these encroachments on the People of the United States and the Supreme Law of the Land, The Constitution Of The United States. Most of all, stand and declare that you will protect our Liberty and the lives of our wives, our children, and our peace.
Week after week, corporations and analysts have been whittling down their estimates. By now, revenues of the S&P 500 companies are expected to decline 2.8% in Q1 from a year ago – the worst year-over-year decline since Q3 of crisis year 2009.
But the unstoppable healthcare sector is expected to see revenue growth of 9.1%, according to FactSet, with three sub-sectors seeing double-digit sales growth: Healthcare Technology (38%), Biotechnology (23%), and Health Care Providers & Services (11%).
That’s why no one in Congress, or anywhere else, wants to get healthcare expenditures under control. It may eat up Medicare, Medicaid, state healthcare programs, and retiree healthcare programs. It may be economically cannibalistic for the country. It may bankrupt municipalities and states. It may blow up federal programs. But in its manner, healthcare is the most vibrant growth sector in the US economy. Even if it lives on borrowed money and is bankrupting the nation, it’s growth!
Adverse side effects related to taking anti-depressant pharmaceutical drugs are well known. Numerous mass murders in conjunction with suicides were attributable to people who were under the influence of these drugs, which are being over-prescribed due to industry marketing pressure. (At least one in four women in the US are purportedly taking psychiatric medication.)
Nonetheless, according to Federal Aviation Authority regulations, pilots are not permitted to fly under the influence of such medication due to the harmful and potentially dangerous effects they can cause, including abnormal, self destructive, and violent behavior. This is simply a basic issue of public safety.
It’s 2020. The New England Patriots, winners of six straight Super Bowls, are having yet another routine meeting with the Commissioner’s Office.
Deputy NFL Commissioner Tom Brady and his chief of staff, Rob Gronkowski, OK a rule change that forgives the Patriots for illegally taping other teams and deflating football over the preceding years. Meanwhile, members of the Patriots continue to happily contribute funding for the commissioner’s new 45-room castle in Turks and Caicos, and Bill Belichick agrees to continue coaching the commissioner’s 12-year-old son in Pop Warner football.
Would that bother anyone? Because the above is pretty much going on today, only the team is called Google and the commissioner is the president of the United States.
Friday’s dirge was dispiriting, but we can take a patient view nonetheless because the weakness merely touched the 1191.60 downside target I’d broached here without demolishing it. The decline left us with the prospect of a marginally lower low on Monday at 1186.90, calculated by shifting the b and c coordinates down a peg (to B2/C2). You could bottom-fish there with a stop-loss as tight as four ticks. Alternatively, the futures would need to close above 1208.40, the midpoint pivot of the large ABC pattern shown, to suggest bulls are about to roll.
As Natural Society (and just about every other news source) has reported, the WHO recently classified the herbicide chemical glyphosate as a ‘probable carcinogen.’ Just days after the report was released publicly, GMO giant Monsanto called on the entire agency to issue a ‘retraction.’ But it doesn’t end there. The news also gives increased urgency to reconsider the use of GMO crops which have been made specifically to tolerate copious amounts of pesticides.
Given glyphosate’s widespread usage with crops genetically engineered to tolerate herbicides, IARC’s finding comes none too soon. The working group found ‘convincing evidence’ that glyphosate can cause cancer in laboratory animals. This, combined with more than a decade of studies documenting human exposure to the herbicide, gave IARC sufficient evidence to make the ‘probable human carcinogen’ classification.
Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts thinks the Middle East violence is going to get much worse. Dr. Roberts contends, “Unless the Islamic State somehow collapses, you are going to see a new wave of revolutionary developments in the Middle East. I suspect all the oil dictatorships will be overthrown because there is a tiny handful of people we installed there and they are mega-billionaires, and there isn’t anybody else that’s got anything. . . . I think they are all headed down the drain.”
This article is the first in a series that covers hardening your home and some easy, low-budget alternatives for early-warning systems and fortifications. For all the prior service members (especially 11-Bravos), parts of this will be basic: this info is especially for those who haven’t been in the military to introduce them to some fundamentals. Please bear with me and do not feel insulted. We need to define a few terms that I hope you’ll come to use: cover, concealment, and camouflage.
Cover provides you with just that: a certain amount of protection (depending on materials used) from small-arms fire up to the dam-dam (artillery). Cover places that material between you and the aggressor to protect you from bullets, spears, etc. Examples are walls, foxholes with sandbags, or log piles.
Concealment, on the other hand, shields you from view, but doesn’t necessarily provide you with physical protection from attackers. Examples here are thick hedges, bushes, or screens (such as for a duck blind). You can have both: a sandbagged fighting position (FP) with a hedge having its top running the length of the front parapet and slightly above it, obscuring the FP from view. The hedge could also serve as camouflage of its own physical merit.