Friday, June 29, 2012


What St. Augustine had to say about what we now call government:


"A gang is a group of men under the command of a leader, bound by a compact of association, in which the plunder is divided according to an agreed convention. If this villainy wins so many recruits from the ranks of the demoralized that it acquires territory, establishes a base, captures cities and subdues peoples, it then openly arrogates to itself the title of kingdom, which is conferred on it in the eyes of the world, not by the renunciation of aggression, but by the attainment of impunity" 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A VERY GOOD SITE TO CHECK OUT

http://cafr1.com/
THIS WEBSITE HAS A MILLION LINKS BUT YOU SHOULD STILL GIVE IT A THOROUGH CHECK OUT. YOU MIGHT WANT TO SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND WORK BACK UP.


THIS WILL TAKE A BIT OF TIME TO DO, BUT IT WILL BE WELL WORTH IT ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND HOW GUV'MINT STEALS FROM US ALL AND CLAIMS POVERTY.


IT IS ALL ABOUT HOW GUV'MINT HOLDS BACK ONE YEAR'S EXTRA REVENUES INTO THE FOLLOWING YEAR'S BUDGET AND ACCUMULATES THEM


CAFR MEANS  COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT AND IT SHOWS ALL THE MONIES A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY HAS...NOT JUST 'CURRENT' REVENUES.


SOME OF THE LINKS I FOUND HELPFUL:


http://cafr1.com/TNT.html
(THIS LINK HAS A GOOD EXPLANATION OF THE SITUATION)




Romney Blasts Supreme Court, Calling Healthcare Act 'Worst Idea I Ever Had'

Vows to Repeal Own Law

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – Just minutes after the Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney slammed the Court, calling the law “the worst idea I ever had.”

“I vow to repeal this law on my first day in office,” he told a crowd at a campaign rally.  “Until then, I will work tirelessly to make people forget that I used to totally love it.”

At the White House, President Obama greeted the news of the Court’s decision in muted fashion: “I haven’t been this pumped since I smoked bin Laden.”

Dissenters in the 5-4 decision included Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote, “The only medical procedures the government should pay for are forced transvaginal ultrasounds and exorcisms.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also had harsh words for the healthcare law, telling reporters, “Under Obamacare, you will be forced to marry a gay doctor.”

But perhaps the most negative appraisal came from Speaker of the House John Boehner: "This is a dark day for America. If we are forced to have healthcare, it's only a matter of time before we have education."

2012 London Olympics: Undercover Journalist Reveals that 200,000 Casket Linings on Standby, American and Foreign Troops Onsite, Evacuation Plan Ready for All of London

http://corporatemediaexposed.com/2012-london-olympics-undercover-journalist-reveals-that-200000-casket-linings-on-standby-american-and-foreign-troops-onsite-evacuation-plan-ready-for-all-of-london/



Note: The original YouTube video that made this story go viral has, for unknown reasons, been set to private.
Thankfully there are at least two other places that you can listen to it, here and here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

5 Reasons America Is Not -- And Has Never Been -- a Christian Nation

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31699.htm


That the Christian-nation myth has many supporters among the religious Right doesn’t mean it has validity. It is, in fact, a form of “historical creationism” that mainstream scholars have repeatedly shown to be fallacious. But, like “scientific creationism,” the Christian-nation myth still has great power and wide acceptance. Humanists must confront—and debunk—the myth wherever it appears.

Joseph Stiglitz: America Is No Longer a Land of Opportunity

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31709.htm

Markets are shaped by the rules of the game. Our political system has written rules that benefit the rich at the expense of others. 

IS THIS THE KIND OF SENATOR YOU WANT?


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The ad, which is running for a week at a cost of $100,000, features Jim Kearns, an Iraq War Veteran from Helena.  In the ad, he says, “I served in Iraq and came home safely.  Over 1600 who left limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t so lucky. But Congressman Rehberg voted against additional critical funding for prosthetic research.  Millionaire Rehberg voted to give himself a pay raise.   Five times. Then voted against helping wounded vets.  And now Congressman Rehberg wants us to call him Senator?   No way.”

Indeed, from 2003 through last year, Rehberg continually voted to allow himself a pay raise in Congress, even while his net worth has been estimated to be well over $10 million – putting him in the top 25 richest Members of Congress, according to Roll Call.

Rehberg, in May of this year, voted against a motion to recommit a Veterans Affairs Department appropriation bill that would have increased funding for prosthetic research and development by $28 million. According to a press release from the measure’s sponsor, Congressman John Barrow, “Under the amendment, $56 million in surplus funds would be removed from the BRAC closure account. Half of that amount, $28 million, would be added to funding for medical and prosthetic research. The remaining $28 million would go towards deficit reduction.”

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Jimmy Carter: A Cruel and Unusual Record

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31698.htm
the United States should be strengthening, not weakening, basic rules of law and principles of justice enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But instead of making the world safer, America’s violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends.

Obama Trade Document Leaked, Revealing New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31610.htm

Under the agreement currently being advocated by the Obama administration, American corporations would continue to be subject to domestic laws and regulations on the environment, banking and other issues. But foreign corporations operating within the U.S. would be permitted to appeal key American legal or regulatory rulings to an international tribunal. That international tribunal would be granted the power to overrule American law and impose trade sanctions on the United States for failing to abide by its rulings.
The terms run contrary to campaign promises issued by Obama and the Democratic Party during the 2008 campaign.
The deal is strongly supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the top lobbying group for American corporations. Obama's Republican opponent in the 2012 presidential elections, Mitt Romney, has urged the U.S. to finalize the deal as soon as possible.

MATT TAIBBI: The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-scam-wall-street-learned-from-the-mafia-20120620
When we allow Wall Street to continually raid the public cookie jar, we're not just enriching a bunch of petty executives...we're effectively creating an alternate government, one in which money lifted from the taxpayer's pocket through mob-style schemes turns into a kind of permanent shadow tax, used to maintain the corruption and keep the thieves in place. And that cuts right to the heart of what this case is all about. Wall Street is tired of making money by competing for business and weathering the vagaries of the market. What it wants instead is something more like the deal the government has – regularly collecting guaranteed taxes.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-scam-wall-street-learned-from-the-mafia-20120620#ixzz1yqgBzVMi



READ THIS ALSO:


MORE INFO ON THE ABOVE ARTICLE THAT HAD TO BE LEFT OUT DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS

Notes on Wall Street's Bid-Rigging Scandal

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Paul Craig Roberts: Social Security or War? Writing Off The Elderly

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31608.htm
What we have witnessed in the 21st century is a clear decision by political elites and the private interests that control them that gratuitous wars are more important than the elderly. In the budget deliberations it is not the trillion dollar annual budgets of the military/security complex that are seen as excessive. Instead, the focus is on cutting the sparse benefits for the elderly.

Fox News Reports: Egypt Follows US in Electing Muslim President

Positive Sign for Obama, Hannity Says

CAIRO (The Borowitz Report) – In its historic first democratic election, Egypt has followed the lead of the United States in electing a Muslim president, the Fox News Channel reported today.

Sean Hannity, the Fox News host, noted that in electing Mohammed Morsi of theMuslim Brotherhood, Egyptians were echoing the decision of American voters in 2008.

“The similarities between Obama and Morsi are striking,” he said.  “Both come from radical political parties, and both have unfamiliar, foreign-sounding names.  One key difference, of course, is that Morsi makes no secret of being a Muslim.”

Mr. Hannity predicted that the two Presidents could have a close working relationship going forward: “I’m sure President Obama has already called Morsi to congratulate him, one Muslim brother to another.”

Mr. Hannity said that the election of Mr. Morsi may be just the latest result in a trend that augurs well for Mr. Obama’s own re-election hopes: “In recent months, Egypt elected a Muslim, France elected a Socialist, and Kenya elected a Kenyan.”

In other Egyptian news, a hospital spokesman said today that former President Hosni Mubarak, declared “clinically dead” just days ago, continues to make a remarkable recovery: “Today he was able to eat, say a few words, and wire four billion dollars to Switzerland.”

HOW MUCH LONGER WILL THE PUBLIC ALLOW THIS BEHAVIOR BY LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL BEFORE THEY FIGHT BACK?

Capital Controls Hit Spain: Government Laws Prohibit Cash Transactions Over €2,500; Minimum Fine of €10,000 for Failure to Report Foreign Accounts

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/06/capital-controls-hit-spain-government.html

Eric Sprott Presents The Ministry of [Un]Truth

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/eric-sprott-presents-ministry-untruth?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29
The G6 central banks are out of conventional tools to solve this financial crisis. With interest rates at zero, and the thought of further stimulus rendered politically unpalatable for the time being, we cannot see any positive solutions to this problem other than debt repudiation. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

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Military Rolls Tanks Onto St. Louis Streets...But Why?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-military-rolls-tanks-st-louis-streetsbut-why?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29
it's sad and simultaneously terrifying that there are plenty of mindless dupes out there who do not understand the dangers of the Army crossing the Rubicon and acting in a civil law enforcement capacity, never mind that they are completely ignorant of the fact that it violates the Posse Comitatus Act. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

CHECK THIS SITE OUT THOROUGHLY

http://www.soldierhugs.com/
IT'S NOT WHAT YOU MIGHT THINK

MARTIN ARMSTRONG'S LATEST ARTICLES

How Do Empires Die  (Martin Armstrong, 06/16/12 
AND
OPERATION TWIST
http://armstrongeconomics.com/2012/06/21/operation-twist/

Why The Senate Won't Touch Jamie Dimon: JPM Derivatives Prop Up U.S. Debt

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31647.htm


The private creation of money at interest is the granddaddy of all pyramid schemes; and like all such schemes, it must eventually collapse, despite a quadrillion dollar derivatives edifice propping it up. Willie and Kirby think that time is upon us. We need to have alternative, public and cooperative systems ready to replace the old system when it comes crashing down.


A VERY GOOD READ WITH LOTS OF INFORMATION ABOUT HOW JPM CHASE IS BEING USED TO HOLD OFF THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE FOR A WHILE LONGER

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Julian Assange's Right to Asylum

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31645.htm
June 20, 2012 "The Guardian" - -   If one asks current or former WikiLeaks associates what their greatest fear is, almost none cites prosecution by their own country. Most trust their own nation's justice system to recognize that they have committed no crime. The primary fear is being turned over to the US. That is the crucial context for understanding Julian Assange's 16-month fight to avoid extradition to Sweden, a fight that led him to seek asylum, Tuesday, in the London Embassy of Ecuador.

Propaganda, Lies, and War

http://www.mises.ca/posts/blog/propaganda-lies-and-war/

What makes the campaign to extend the War on Terror to Iran is that the anti-American sentiment in the higher echelons of its government are only a consequence of previous meddling.  After Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh nationalized the oil industry in 1953, British Petroleum used the CIA to overthrow the popular leader and put the Shahback in power whose authoritarian rule would be financially supported by the U.S. up to the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
Then and now, wealthy special interests are a driving force behind American imperialism.  Lies will be spun till they are seen as facts.  When the truth comes out, the irreparable damage will already be done.  Like anything the state lays its filthy hands on, war is a racket.  The beneficiaries of the ruling class’s gleeful foray into mass murder are few in number.  The masses, still brainwashed into feverish nationalism, end up paying the costs with their pilfered income, eroded liberty, and, ultimately, their own lives.

What’s next…

http://www.sovereignman.com/expat/whats-next/

...it’s all unfolding almost exactly as it has so many times before throughout history:
1. A nation rises to greatness and becomes wealthy based on sound principles and the hard work of initial generations.
2. Eventually, being wealthy becomes the natural expectation… an entitlement, rather than a goal to work hard for and achieve.
3. A nation begins living beyond its means to maintain the high life without the hard work, leveraging its credibility to trade tomorrow’s production for today’s consumption.
4. Living beyond its means eventually becomes unsustainable. Government begins to slowly, then staggeringly, devalue its currency.
5. The market (i.e. people) finally wake up to the fraud being perpetrated.
6. Financial repression usually follows– high taxes which steal from the productive, negative real interest rates which steal from the savers, etc.
7. Capital flight comes next. People take their money and run.
8. Governments implement capital controls, border controls, price and wage controls, and anything else they can do to maintain the status quo. People find out who the police are really there to protect and serve.
9. Capitulation (default) is the endgame; the system resets itself and begins anew.
This is nothing new. From the 3rd Dynasty of Ur (2000 BC) to Medieval Venice to the familiar stories of Rome and the Ottoman Empire, the world is full of monuments to the past greatness of failed civilizations.

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Police Brutality Recording The Police Is Dangerous, But Necessary!

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31648.htm
Enough is enough! It is time for all of us to take a stand and expose police brutality when we witness it. Even if the officers behavior is correct, and justifiable, we still encourage the recording of the police activities for the transparency and accountability that is desperately needed in many departments.
LOTS OF LINKS TO OTHER VIDEOS
YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY VIEW THEM SO YOU WILL LEARN JUST WHO THE POLICE ARE REALLY  'PROTECTING'

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

COURTESY OF JSMINESET.COM


"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist." –Marcus Tullius Cicero 

Obama Push For World War III Shocks Putin

http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1588.htm


A highly disturbing report prepared by the Foreign Ministry on yesterdays nearly 3 ½ hour meeting between President’s Putin and Obama at the G-20 Summit in Mexico states that Russia’s leader was “shocked” after he told the US leader that America’s Middle East policies were bringing the world to brink of total war to which Obama replied…“I don’t care, maybe that’s what we all need anyway.”


GT sez:


IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE OBAMA JUST MAY BE THE NEXT MOST EVIL PERSON IN POWER SINCE HITLER, STALIN AND MUSSOLINI DURING WW2. (NO, I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN THE JAPANESE MILITARY'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE WAR!)


I AM JUDGING OBAMA ON WHAT HE DOES AND HAS DONE, NOT ON WHAT HE HAS SAID.


AS MUCH AS I DON'T THINK MITT ROMNEY WILL DO ANYTHING BUT MAKE MATTERS WORSE, IT LOOKS LIKE OBAMA MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE. AND HE JUST MAY RESORT TO MARTIAL LAW TO PREVENT THAT AND/OR CREATE ANOTHER 9/11 TYPE EVENT TO USE AS THE CAUSE TO POSTPONE OR ELIMINATE ANY MORE ELECTIONS (FOR NATIONAL SECURITY, OF COURSE!)


ECONOMIC COLLAPSE WILL EVENTUALLY TRIGGER A SHAKEUP OF THE ENTIRE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT , BUT UNTIL THEN, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN TO SURVIVE WHAT'S IS CERTAINLY COMING SOON.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Tiresome Eurozone Soap Opera Has Entered Re-Runs

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjune12/Eurozone-soap-opera6-12.html


 Nothing will change until some critical part of the worm-eaten, corrupt construct of artifice and denial collapses in a heap. Until then, all we have is replays of the same boring plot lines

Pro-bailout party leads in Greek election tally

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/greeks-vote-with-euro-zones-future-in-the-balance-2012-06-17


The pro-bailout New Democracy party is the projected winner of Sunday’s critical Greek parliamentary elections, increasing the probability that Greece will remain in the euro zone. 

Rodney King Found Dead In His Swimming Pool

http://www.mediaite.com/online/rodney-king-dead-at-47/


Rodney King — who was at the center of the Los Angeles riots — was found dead at the bottom of his pool by his fianceé, in Rialto, CA. He was 47.

Reality check: When the power grid goes down, all grid-tie solar systems will go down with it

http://www.naturalnews.com/036194_solar_system_grid-tie_power_grid.html


Let me be clear, because some people reading this article seem to vastly misunderstand the issue: When the power grid goes down, your entire PV array is instantly disabled by your grid-tie inverters, and you cannot use your PV array for anything! Even if the sun is shining, you will have no power from it, period. Understand?


What's the reason behind all this? Because if the main power grid is down, the assumption is that a power line worker may be working on the line somewhere. If a local solar customer is feeding electricity back up the line, that can be dangerous -- even deadly -- to a power line worker. Thus, all grid-tie solar equipment sold today includes the "safety feature" of automatically shutting down when the grid goes down.

Saturday, June 16, 2012



JUNE 16, 2012

A Letter from Mitt Romney to his Former Gardener

About the New Immigration Rules

The Borowitz Report has obtained the following letter from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to his former gardener, José Salazar:

Dear José:

I’m writing to you today with some exceptionally good news.

As you probably remember, a few months back I fired you from your job mowing the lawn at my house.  If I remember correctly, my exact words were, “I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake, I can’t have illegals.”

Well, here’s the good news: now I can.

Thanks to President Obama’s executive order regarding immigration, I’m happy to report that I can hire you back to your old job, as long as you’re under 30.  Am I right in assuming you are?  You looked pretty young to me, especially for a person who spends so much time in the sun and isn’t allowed to come inside the house.

You see, as much as I like firing people, I’ve come to regret letting you go, José.  Ann and I miss you.  The young man we hired to replace you, while “legal” and all, just doesn’t mow the lawn as well as you do, and he insists on being paid “on the books,” which rubs Ann and me the wrong way.

So I hope you’ll consider my offer to come back.  The only teeny hitch – and I hope you’ll agree that it’s just a teeny one – is that I’ll have to fire you again come January.  I’ll be President then, and I’ll have to reverse everything that Obama did, for Pete’s sake.

But there’s a lot of mowing to be done between now and January, José, and Ann and I think you’re the man do it.  If not, I suppose we’ll have to go out and hire ourselves a Greek fellow.  I understand they work for nothing, or drachmas – whichever’s less.  (Laughing Out Loud.)

Sincerely,

Mr. Romney

The Bang! Moment is Here

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/06/the-bang-moment-is-here/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheBigPicture+%28The+Big+Picture%29

The ECB Explained
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The Bang! Moment is Here
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Stop the House from blocking abortion access for raped soldiers.
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"Women serving in the military deserve the same health care protections as every other federal employee. Don't block abortion access for raped soldiers in the final version of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Bill."
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Dear Friend,
This is shocking, even for our U.S. Congress.
If a female employee of the U.S. State Department is raped while serving abroad in Afghanistan, her federal health plan will pay for an abortion should she become pregnant. However if a woman serving abroad as a member of the U.S. military is raped, her military health plan will NOT provide for an abortion if she becomes pregnant as a result of that violent and reprehensible act.
According to a recent report from Mother Jones,1 the Pentagon has an even more drastic policy on access to abortion than the Hyde Amendment which bans the use of federal funds for abortion care unless a woman has been the victim of rape, incest or she could literally die unless she her pregnancy is terminated.
This disparity is so unsettling that the Senate Armed Services Committee recently passed a proposal that would fix this loophole in federal law on a rare bipartisan vote. But the extremists in Congress will almost certainly strip this proposal from the National Defense Authorization Act when it comes up for a vote in the House. The only way we can hope to stop it is with massive public pushback.
According to Kate Sheppard's report in Mother Jones,2 there are 200,000 women serving on active duty in our military and in 2011 alone there were 471 reported instances of rape. But with the Pentagon itself estimating that only 13.5% of rapes are officially reported, that means around 3,500 service members are raped per year.
Women who are serving on military bases abroad can't simply go to their local Planned Parenthood should they seek an abortion after finding themselves pregnant as a result of rape. And if there hasn't been a formal finding of rape, a rape survivor in the military can't even pay to have the procedure done in the medical facility on base. Many women serving in our armed forces are stationed in foreign countries where safe abortion care is not easily obtained outside our military bases. And it may not be possible or affordable for a raped woman soldier to travel to the United States in order to receive the care she needs. Our policies need to be reformed to ensure that women in the military who have been raped have access to the medical care they need.
As Senator Jean Shaheen who introduced the proposal change to this heinous policy explained toMother Jones, "Most of the women affected here are enlisted women who are making about $18,000 a year. They're young, they don't have access to a lot of resources. Many of them are overseas."
A handful of Republicans in the Senate realized that protecting rape survivors is not a partisan issue and joined Democrats to pass this bill out of committee and work to provide relief to women in our armed services. But their colleagues in the House will not join them in helping to pass this much needed bill unless we force them to take action. We need to tell Republicans as well as anti-choice Democrats in the House (including the so-called Stupak Democrats who voted against women's reproductive health in the Affordable Care Act)3 that we cannot let this policy stand.
CREDO is a staunch supporter of a woman's right to choose and we will continue to work for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment. But until then, even in our polarized Congress which is packed with anti-choice zealots, there are some lines that Republicans and anti-choice Democrats should be very afraid to cross. This is one of them. We cannot stand by and let women serving in the U.S. military be subjected to a stricter standard for abortion access than the already horribly restrictive Hyde Amendment.
This is one we can win if enough of us speak out. Thank you for taking action.
Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1. House GOP Blocking Abortion Access for Raped SoldiersMother Jones, June 13, 2012.
2. ibid.
3. Many Previously Pro-Choice Dems Voted for Stupak Amendment, FiveThirtyEight.com, November 9, 2009

THESE PEOPLE ARE IN CHARGE OF THE U.S. GUV'MINT?

HOLY SHIT! IS GT GOING TO GROW ANOTHER HEAD?

GT LIVES IN IDAHO


MARTIN ARMSTRONG'S LATEST ARTICLES

The Emperor Has No Clothes Why the Fed Has No Power(Martin Armstrong, 06/14/12)
The Truth About Why You Should Buy Gold(Martin Armstrong, 06/05/12)

Clarke and Dawe - The Greek Economy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK0De210TBQ

Clarke and Dawe - European Debt Crisis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5QwKEwo4Bc

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Understanding the European Crisis Now

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/14/business/global/understanding-the-european-crisis.html?ref=global
Countries with too much sovereign debt have increasingly found it difficult to raise the money they need at affordable rates in the financial markets. At the same time, banks in many of these countries have come under pressure as deposits have fled to countries with stronger economies. Because the banking systems are much larger than the economies of their home countries, the governments lack the ready resources to prop up banks in trouble. Until recently, Spain’s sovereign debt was roughly the same as Germany’s as a percentage of economic output, according to the International Monetary Fund. But Spain has Europe’s highest unemployment rate and is once again in recession. As its banks have deteriorated, Spain has been forced to seek assistance for them from elsewhere in Europe.
GOOD CHARTS 

Traffic Cops Shake Down Motorists for Cash

http://teapartyeconomist.com/2012/06/14/traffic-cops-shake-down-motorists-for-cash/
The state of Utah has decided that it is time to end the practice of shaking down drivers for cash. It’s a sad day for the police. The money was perfect for tax-free living.
Continue Reading on www.abc4.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cyber Warfare: When Your Credit Card Stops Working

http://www.dailyreckoning.com.au/cyber-warfare-when-your-credit-card-stops-working/2012/06/14/

 Because the US has huge military advantages. It is able to spend much more money than its rivals. It is able to produce more weapons. It is able to put more firepower into the field...and to blow up more buildings and kill more people.
But on the Internet its advantages are minimal. Money is important. But it is not nearly as important in computer warfare as it is in conventional warfare. This new battlefield gives America's enemies an advantage.

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS: Hubris as the Evil Force in History

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31567.htm
An examination of hubris casts a great deal of light on wars, their causes and outcomes.

The five dominant personalities you'll encounter in a world gone mad

Zombies, Deniers, Sociopaths, Schemers and Protectors
What the heck is going on with our world? Why are people such lying betrayers? Why do the most evil people (like Eric Holder) rise to the top of the corporate-run fascist government? Why are homeless zombies eating human flesh?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

U.S. Citizen Put on No-Fly List to Pressure Him Into Becoming FBI Informant

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31558.htm


what happened to him could in fact be an oft-used FBI tactic employed to encourage Muslim Americans to become informants against their community, by, well, intimidation.
"They put you on a no-fly list and then to get off of it they say, oh, we want you to be an informant," 

Colin Powell: Another War Criminal Cashes In

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31553.htm


Powell is a war criminal in his own right, one who in more than four decades of "public service" helped kill people from Vietnam to Panama to Iraq who never posed a threat to America. But don't just take some anti-war activists' word for it: Powell will proudly tell you as much, so long as he can make a buck from doing it in a book.

Guilty Til Proven Innocent

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31561.htm


Many countries recognize an individual's right to be considered innocent until proven guilty in court. This is known as the presumption of innocence, and is a fundamental tenet of law in many modern countries. However, as has been reported in many free-minded, libertarian-oriented publications and communities, this is changing.
Take the following case.
Wire Transfer = Terrorist?

NRA-backed Indiana law spells out when it's OK to shoot police

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2012/06/nra-backed_indiana_law_spells.html


Indiana is the first U.S. state to specifically allow force against officers, according to the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys in Washington, which represents and supports prosecutors. The National Rifle Association pushed for the law, saying an unfavorable court decision made the need clear and that it would allow homeowners to defend themselves during a violent, unjustified attack. Police lobbied against it.

Architect In Diabetic Shock Beaten By Multiple Officers, Pepper Sprayed, and Repeatedly Tasered Before Dying

http://jonathanturley.org/2012/06/07/lawsuit-architect-in-diabetic-shock-beaten-by-multiple-officers-pepper-sprayed-and-repeatedly-tasered-before-dying/


A disturbing lawsuit has been filed against the Baltimore County Police Department by Linda Johnson over the death of her husband, Architect Carl D. Johnson on May 27, 2010. Johnson was pepper sprayed, tasered, and beaten before his death on the way home from Bible study class.

One on One with Paul Craig Roberts

http://usawatchdog.com/one-on-one-with-paul-craig-roberts/
No matter how bad it looks in the EU, Paul Craig Roberts says the problems in Europe are “nowhere near as big as the ones here.  

Friday, June 8, 2012

U.S. firms brace for U.K.-style shareholder revolt

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-firms-brace-for-uk-style-shareholder-revolt-2012-06-08?link=mw_home_kiosk
The fact that there have been large pay outs when shareholders haven’t seen any returns makes people angry. People don't want to pay for bad performance and now share prices are down, but it doesn’t seem to have enough effect on executive pay,” said Peter Butler, chief executive at Governance for Owners, a U.K.-based investing firm that promotes shareholder engagement with corporations.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Joseph Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality and the Myth of Opportunity

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31522.htm

America’s inequality is undermining its values and identity. With inequality reaching such extremes, it is not surprising that its effects are manifest in every public decision, from the conduct of monetary policy to budgetary allocations. America has become a country not “with justice for all,” but rather with favoritism for the rich and justice for those who can afford it – so evident in the foreclosure crisis, in which the big banks believed that they were too big not only to fail, but also to be held accountable.

America can no longer regard itself as the land of opportunity that it once was. But it does not have to be this way: it is not too late for the American dream to be restored.

Andrew Napolitano: Drones in America: Where's The Outrage?

Andrew Napolitano rips government notion 'balance' is required between safety, liberty
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31519.htm
The Judeo-Christian and constitutionally mandated relationship between government power and individual liberty is not balance. It is bias — a bias in favor of liberty. All presumptions should favor the natural rights of individuals, not the delegated and seized powers of the government. Individual liberty, not government power, is the default position

ATF AGENTS POINT MACHINE GUNS AT 8-YEAR-OLD



BATF burst into home after being told fugitive had moved out



http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/atf-agents-point-gun-at-8-year-old/

10 Signs That The Highways Of America Are Being Transformed Into A High Tech Prison Grid

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/10-signs-that-the-highways-of-america-are-being-transformed-into-a-high-tech-prison-grid


All over the country, thousands upon thousands of surveillance cameras watch our highways and automated license plate readers are actually being used to track vehicle movements in some of our largest cities.  Many state and local governments have come to view our highways as money machines and our control freak politicians have established a vast network of toll booths, red light cameras and speed traps to keep cash endlessly pouring in.  If all of that wasn't enough, TSA "VIPR teams" are now hitting the interstates and conducting thousands of "unannounced security screenings" each year.  

Thousands Of Americans Beg Obama Not To Kill Them

http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1585.htm


a new petition to Obama from terrified American citizens on the official White House website posted this past week titled “Create a Do Not Kill List” which says:

Too Much Power for a President

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL MAY 3, 2012


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/opinion/too-much-power-for-a-president.html?_r=2&ref=opinion


It has been clear for years that the Obama administration believes the shadow war on terrorism gives it the power to choose targets for assassination, including Americans, without any oversight. On Tuesday, The New York Times revealed who was actually making the final decision on the biggest killings and drone strikes: President Obama himself. And that is very troubling.

Police Stop, Handcuff Every Adult at Intersection in Search for Bank Robber

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31512.htm
VIDEO PLUS TEXT
June 05, 2012 "ABC News" -- Police in Aurora, Colo., searching for suspected bank robbers stopped every car at an intersection, handcuffed all the adults and searched the cars, one of which they believed was carrying the suspect.

Police said they had received what they called a “reliable” tip that the culprit in an armed robbery at a Wells Fargo bank committed earlier was stopped at the red light.

“We didn’t have a description, didn’t know race or gender or anything, so a split-second decision was made to stop all the cars at that intersection, and search for the armed robber,” Aurora police Officer Frank Fania told ABC News.

Gore Vidal on the future



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mz8UFX4qlC4


THERE ARE MANY MORE VIDEOS FROM GORE VIDAL ON THIS YOU TUBE PAGE.
YOU SHOULD VIEW AS MANY AS YOU CAN. HE IS BRILLIANT.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Paul Craig Roberts: Collapse At Hand

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31507.htm


The serious consequences of the enormous mistakes made in Washington, on Wall Street, and in corporate offices are being held at bay by an untenable policy of low interest rates and a corrupt financial press, while debt rapidly builds. The Fed has been through this experience once before. During WW II the Federal Reserve kept interest rates low in order to aid the Treasury’s war finance by minimizing the interest burden of the war debt. The Fed kept the interest rates low by buying the debt issues. The postwar inflation that resulted led to the Federal Reserve-Treasury Accord in 1951, in which agreement was reached that the Federal Reserve would cease monetizing the debt and permit interest rates to rise.

Fed chairman Bernanke has spoken of an “exit strategy” and said that when inflation threatens, he can prevent the inflation by taking the money back out of the banking system. However, he can do that only by selling Treasury bonds, which means interest rates would rise. A rise in interest rates would threaten the derivative structure, cause bond losses, and raise the cost of both private and public debt service. In other words, to prevent inflation from debt monetization would bring on more immediate problems than inflation. Rather than collapse the system, wouldn’t the Fed be more likely to inflate away the massive debts?

Eventually, inflation would erode the dollar’s purchasing power and use as the reserve currency, and the US government’s credit worthiness would waste away. However, the Fed, the politicians, and the financial gangsters would prefer a crisis later rather than sooner. Passing the sinking ship on to the next watch is preferable to going down with the ship oneself. As long as interest rate swaps can be used to boost Treasury bond prices, and as long as naked shorts of bullion can be used to keep silver and gold from rising in price, the false image of the US as a safe haven for investors can be perpetrated. 

TO THINK ABOUT


"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious-makes you so sick at heart-that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" -Mario Savio

Derivatives: The Unregulated Global Casino for Banks

A STAGGERING VISUAL SHOWING THE AMOUNT OF DERIVATIVES OUTSTANDING FOR THE LARGEST AMERICAN BANKS THAT WILL SOON CRUSH US ALL.


http://demonocracy.info/infographics/usa/derivatives/bank_exposure.html

LONG STORY: A derivative is a legal bet (contract) that derives its value from another asset, such as the future or current value of oil, government bonds or anything else. Ex- A derivative buys you the option (but not obligation) to buy oil in 6 months for today's price/any agreed price, hoping that oil will cost more in future. (I'll bet you it'll cost more in 6 months). Derivative can also be used as insurance, betting that a loan will or won't default before a given date. So its a big betting system, like a Casino, but instead of betting on cards and roulette, you bet on future values and performance of practically anything that holds value. The system is not regulated what-so-ever, and you can buy a derivative on an existing derivative. 
Most large banks try to prevent smaller investors from gaining access to the derivative market on the basis of there being too much risk. Deriv. market has blown a galactic bubble, just like the real estate bubble or stock market bubble (that's going on right now). Since there is literally no economist in the world that knows exactly how the derivative money flows or how the system works, while derivatives are traded in microseconds by computers, we really don't know what will trigger the crash, or when it will happen, but considering the global financial crisis this system is in for tough times, that will be catastrophic for the world financial system since the 9 largest banks shown below hold a total of $228.72 trillion in Derivatives - Approximately 3 times the entire world economy. No government in world has money for this bailout. Lets take a look at what banks have the biggest Derivative Exposures and what scandals they've been lately involved in. Derivative Data Source: ZeroHedge.