The Hammonds are a simple ranching family that for generations has cared for the land they live upon. Prescribed burns are a vital process in keeping the land healthy and productive in the area. The BLM also performs prescribed burns and have let it get out of control many times, but never has it cost any federal agent hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and years of life in prison. The Hammonds prescribed a fire that moved to public land, they extinguished the fire themselves.
Who is Best Qualified to Decide how How Your Wealth Should be Used?
I have noted before that my fellow citizens and I are the best wealth redistributors one can find. We know quite well, with only rare exceptions, where the wealth we obtained should go – how we should spend or invest or save our earnings, etc.
But vast numbers of political thinkers and players disagree. They hold that our resources must be taken from us and they, not we, should be the ones who decide what to do with them. Why? Who are these folks to butt in and remove us from the driver’s seat and place themselves and their chosen few in there instead?
After robbing a jewelry store in Nanning city, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, this thief decided to bury tons of gold and silver accessories worth 2.6 million yuan underground. But that wasn’t a good idea. The police arrested him last week. Watch the police footage as the thief digs out the gold.
Commodity collapse, currency implosion
Global economy about to take a MAJOR stair-step down
Geopolitics – ISIS, etc.
Historic dislocation of “markets” (at least, last to go markets like stocks and PMs) and fundamentals
ECB about to take historic NIRP/QE step
The United States has slapped more sanctions on Russia over its role in Syria. Treasury Department says four Russian individuals and six entities, including a bank, have been added to Washington’s sanctions list. US officials say they were involved in supporting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. Moscow has slammed the latest round of sanctions, accusing Washington of playing a geo-political game on Syria. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says Moscow cannot understand the reason for the fresh punitive measures. He added that current relations between the two countries are very complicated.
Time and time again over the last number of years the largest global banks have been found complicit in the manipulation of key rates, indices and markets. Now, a large and important pension fund has taken the largest of banks to task and filed a class action lawsuit alleging conspiracy to thwart competition and extract large fees and margins from the vast and critical interest rate swap market. The banks “have been able to extract billions of dollars in monopoly rents, year after year, from the class members in this case,” the suit states.
“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” —Daniel Webster
Americans have become so enthralled by the “bread and circuses” of our age—tables groaning under the weight of an abundance of rich foods, televisions tuned to sports and entertainments spectacles, stores competing for Black Friday shoppers, and a general devotion to excess and revelry—that we have lost sight of the true purpose of Thanksgiving.
– John W. Whitehead
In my article from November 17, I touched on the growing number of retailers that report shrinking traffic and disappointing sales:
Our consumer-driven economy is not getting any help from suddenly sober shopaholics. In the most recent report, the Commerce Department reported that retail sales rose by a measly 0.1% in September. And it didn’t matter where you wear Gucci loafers or Red Wing work boots.
Since then, the retail landscape has gotten even muddier.
The Commerce Department reported that retail sales increased by a miserly +0.1% in October, below the +0.3% Wall Street was expecting. Additionally, sales for the month of September were revised downward from +0.1% to 0.0%.
It’s not just distressed debt or the energy sector. I was chatting with a friend/colleague in NYC who is connected with the high yield market. To begin with, the economic devastation to Texas from the collapsing price of oil is just beginning. Word to him from a big Texas bank is that the massive asset write-downs – i.e. energy and real estate loans – are just starting. Up until now the banks and financial firms have been able to hold off marking to market in hopes of a recovery in the price of oil. But distressed offerings in oil, gas and real estate assets are starting to hit the market and it’s going to force the issue. This is going to get ugly.
This is economic fall-out that will spread to the entire country.
Next week, a federal appeals court in Washington will hear one of its biggest cases of the year, one whose outcome will directly affect how Internet providers can alter your experience online.Next week, a federal appeals court in Washington will hear one of its biggest cases of the year, one whose outcome will directly affect how Internet providers can alter your experience online.
Those who sailed aboard the Titanic on its maiden voyage were led to believe that because of the design of the Irish-built cruise liner, it was unsinkable. History, of course, proved that to be an incorrect assumption; at 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the luxury ship sank in the frigid Atlantic Ocean with 2,200 people aboard, roughly two-and-a-half hours after striking an iceberg.
Majestic and luxurious, the Titanic – at 883 feet from bow to stern and with 16 compartments – was thought to be watertight. It wasn’t. It’s appearance, in other words, was deceptive.
A great many experts today – especially economists and experts who are realists and not corporate shills – are comparing modern markets and financial conditions to the ill-fated Titanic, a facade of stability, while underneath lies an infrastructure doomed to failure.
Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge has posted the flight paths of the Russian aircraft according to Turkey and to Russia. Link
We know that Turkey is lying for three reasons.
One reason is that NATO governments lie every time that they open their mouths.
A second reason is that Turkey’s claim that the SU-24 was in Turkey’s airspace for 17 seconds but only traveled 1.15 miles means that the SU-24 was flying at stall speed! The entire Western media was too incompetent to do the basic math!
Peace activist Ken O’Keefe and Journalist Gearóid ó Colmáinl explain why the “war on terror” and ISIS attacks like the one in Paris are the creation of Western governments and the global elite. Please spread this truth like wildfire. Our thanks to RT and Press TV for the fair use of their clips in the production of this video.
One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance of winter squashes and all the delicious recipes one can make with them. Unlike their summer cousins, zucchini and yellow crookneck, winter squashes can be stored for two to three months if handled and kept properly without significant loss to quality. They lend themselves to cold weather dishes beautifully, too, whether roasted, sautéed, cubed and added to soups and stews, or mashed.
The most readily available squash in grocery stores are sugar pumpkins, butternut, acorn, and spaghetti varieties, but don’t limit yourself to the ones that are familiar- experiment with different varieties and have fun. It’s almost impossible to go wrong with a nice winter squash. Many of the lesser known varieties can be found at farmers’ markets.