26 votes

Jim Kunstler on Romney & Obama: Pee Wee Herman vs. Captain Kangaroo

"The only issue in this election contest between Pee Wee Herman and Captain Kangaroo is how to do nothing to disturb the fantasy that we can keep living the way we do. I am coming to detest Mr. Obama for the unforgivable feats of doing absolutely nothing to oppose, resist, or remedy the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, and doing absolutely nothing to restore the rule-of-law in banking. Mr. Romney, at this point, can only be pitied as some kind of thought-experiment gone awry in an evil consumer product testing lab on a planet of oafs. His fecklessness has no modern analog. Next to Romney, Bob Dole looks Lincolnesque."

Read the whole thing: Duty, by James Howard Kunstler

Kunstler is the author of a bunch of books, fiction and non fiction, including World Made by Hand: A novel, The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century, (A classic) The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape (another classic) and his latest screed, Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation.

24 votes

Dissension at the Top: Fed's Plosser Slams QE3 - Markets take a dive

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — One of the leading hawks on the Federal Reserve slammed the central bank’s new asset purchase program on Tuesday, saying that it wasn’t necessary, wouldn’t work and is risky.

“We are unlikely to see much benefit to growth or employment from further asset purchases,” said Charles Plosser, the president of the Philadelphia Fed Bank, in a speech to financial market trade groups in Philadelphia.

47 votes

Split the Vote? How many of you are former Republicans/ Democrats?

Many in the Republican establishment are now claiming the Ron Paul people will split the vote therefore giving the election to Obama.

I am a former Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Fox, Republican until someone told me the trurh. Now it is sooo obvious. How could I ever have been fooled?

But I would like to know how many would consider themselves former Republicans and former Democrats.
Many of us already voted libertarian or third party.

Let us conduct our own informal poll to see what the percentage is?

7 votes

We are going to re-elect Obama by voting for someone else?

The Examiner: When Ross Perot ran as a third-party candidate, he took just enough votes to guarantee a Bill Clinton presidency. Today, the Ron Paul supporters who refuse to vote for Mitt Romney because he’s not “pure” enough may well guarantee an Obama re-election.

Today’s polling tells us that the election is going to be close. While one can interpret the polling data and the sampling methods to show a variety of results, there can be no disputing that the outcome is far from pre-determined and decided.

35 votes

QE4? The Big Wall Street Banks Are Already Complaining That QE3 Is Not Enough

QE3 has barely even started and some folks on Wall Street are already clamoring for QE4. In fact, as you will read below, one equity strategist at Morgan Stanley says that he would not be "surprised" if the Federal Reserve announced another new round of money printing by the end of the year. But this is what tends to happen when a financial system starts becoming addicted to easy money. There is always a deep hunger for another "hit" of "currency meth". Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was probably hoping that QE3 would satisfy the wolves on Wall Street for a while.

51 votes

Video: Gerald Celente Goes Off! Get Prepared.

Gerald Celente of the Trends Journal believes the world is being taken to war because the world economy ". . . is collapsing. It's collapsing in front of our eyes. The numbers are there." Celente tells people to "buy gold and silver" to preserve wealth and says, "All around the world they are dumping dough into their economies to keep them going." Join Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com as he goes One-on-One with trends forecaster Gerald Celente.

Video below:

168 votes

Breitbart Writer Begs Ron Paul Fans To Vote Romney, Mediaite Says It Ain't Gonna Work


"...it is truly backwards for Schlichter to implore libertarians to “support the Constitution” by casting a vote for the Republican Party. Here’s a better idea:

How about you start supporting the Constitution? And how about you actually make an effort to incorporate libertarians by, for starters, not dismissing them only until it becomes politically necessary to beg for their support?"

81 votes

Sorry Ryan, but a Vote for Romney is a Vote Against Rand Paul in 2016

People like to say “a vote for anyone other than Romney, is a vote for Obama”. I’d like to say that a vote for Romney, is a vote against Rand Paul in 2016.

For those in the Liberty movement thinking of playing the “lesser of two evils” game, which tends to be the Rand Paul supporters of the Liberty movement, let me remind you that you’re hurting Rand’s chance at the White House. If Romney wins, Rand will not challenge Romney in 2016. He’s worked too hard to win favor with the party, to risk it all with a long shot mid-term challenge.

139 votes

Iran vs. USA

Which is the REAL threat?


29 votes

Paul Ryan: Don't want Obama reelected? 'Then don't vote for Ron Paul'

The Hill: Don't want Obama Reelected? Then don't vote for Ron Paul.

Paul Ryan argued Monday that a vote for a third-party candidate would likely help President Obama win reelection.

Ryan was asked why voters should not vote for Ron Paul. The Republican vice presidential candidate responded that a vote for Paul, who ran for the 2012 GOP nomination, would effectively split the vote in a way that helps Obama.

16 votes

Apple Supplier Foxconn Plant Closed in China After Riot

NY Times - SHANGHAI — Foxconn Technology, a major supplier to some of the world’s electronics giants, including Apple, said it had closed one of its large Chinese plants Monday after the police were called in to break up a fight among factory employees.

A spokesman said some people had been hurt and detained by the police after the disturbance escalated into a riot involving more than 1,000 workers late Sunday.

The company said the incident was confined to an employee dormitory and “no production facilities or equipment have been affected.” It said the cause of the disturbance was still under investigation.

36 votes

Morally bound to pay off school debt or not?

Hey everyone. I just wanted to get your insight on something my friend said to me recently that's a bit of a conundrum for me. Let me preface this by saying that I'm current on all my student loans and bills.

He's 37, got his masters a couple years back at a school that supposedly had a 100% placement rate at good companies. Turns out that 100% bit wasn't true in his experience and his advisor just kinda shrugged his shoulders when he found himself without any takers after graduating.

So here he is with $100,000 in student loans staring him in the face and without the high paying gig he was "promised" to pay it off with. He decides he needs to clear his head and goes to Asia where he now teaches English. In my 1 year of knowing him, I've never known him to lie or slack off when there's work to be done and my impression is that he is an honest, hardworking, outgoing American.

So then day he says to me, "you know there's no way I can possibly pay off that debt, right? And why would I? It's not real money anyway. Some banker created it out of thing air. No private citizen is directly hurt if I default on the loan, and it'll just kill my credit in a country I no longer wish to return to as its become nothing more than a police state with a grim future. Is there a reason to be honest when you're dealing with thieves and liars?"

75 votes

You know you're a conspiracy theorist if...

You are capable of critical thinking.

You distrust mainstream media.

You like nature.

You think it’s a good idea to spend the Friday after Thanksgiving with your family rather than camping outside Best Buy to get a cheap plasma television made in China.

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