Game Changer! It Will Be Shocking for the Average American: “Your Cost of Living Will Quadruple VideoSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 09:55
Mac Slavo | March 9th, 2014 | SHTFplan.com
It’s no secret that the U.S. government is in serious fiscal trouble. So much so that our Treasury Secretary recently noted that should the debt ceiling fail to be increased, the fall-out would be “catastrophic” and last for generations.
Given that sobering report, consider that everything in America, from food to fuel, is subsidized in one way or another. Those subsidies are being paid with ever-increasing debt. It is inevitable that at some point the world’s reserve currency, the US dollar, will be wiped out. The trigger for such an event is irrelevant. What is relevant, is how average Americans will be affected when that day comes.
By Michael Snyder | March 9th, 2014
If the U.S. economy is getting better, then why are major retail chains closing thousands of stores?
If we truly are in an "economic recovery", then why do sales figures continue to go down for large retailers all over the country?
Without a doubt, the rise of Internet retailing giants such as Amazon.com have had a huge impact. Today, there are millions of Americans that actually prefer to shop online. Personally, when I published my novel I made it solely available on Amazon. But Internet shopping alone does not account for the great retail apocalypse that we are witnessing. In fact, some retail experts estimate that the Internet has accounted for only about 20 percent of the decline that we are seeing.
Most of the rest of it can be accounted for by the slow, steady death of the middle class U.S. consumer.
White House Crime Spree: Whistleblowers Published Censored EPA Fracking Contamination Study ~ Told You SoSubmitted by Barracuda_Trader on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 06:24
Exclusive: Censored EPA PA Fracking Water Contamination Presentation Published
One of the whistleblowers said he came forward due to witnessing "patently unethical and possibility illegal acts conducted by EPA management."
"I have for over a year now worked within the system to try and make right the injustice and apparent unethical acts I witnessed. I have not been alone in this effort," the unnamed whistleblower told Soraghan. "I took an oath when I became a federal employee that I assume very solemnly."
By ANNA PALMER | 3/9/14 8:55 PM EDT
Big Business swore this would be the year it would wrestle back the soul of the Republican Party from the grip of the tea party.
No more Todd Akins. No more government shutdowns. And no more third-party groups running roughshod over the Washington agenda.
But with primary season looming, the big threats from Big Business appear to be just that.
When was the right to free speech, once protected by the First Amendment, declared illegal? When the courts decided what—where and when—could by spoken of or report on; that is when. When GAG ORDERS issued by courts against the press, litigants, professionals, and non-litigants became a popular form of intimidation; that is when.
What do you think of this, Daily Paul?
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he isn't worried about tea party-backed candidates challenging GOP incumbents in this year's midterm elections.
"I think we are going to crush them everywhere," McConnell told the New York Times in an interview published Saturday. "I don't think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country."
Lo and behold: Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States and the center of federal government, has decriminalized the possession and consumption of small amounts of marijuana.
I've recommended this book now a couple of times: Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind. It is a business book about marketing, but it applies equally well to how the candidates in the GOP playoffs are attempting to position themselves in your mind. Here is an article from the Daily Caller that gets at it as well.
Read the book and you'll see how the game is being played from a different level.
by Matt K. Lewis | The Daily Caller
Have you ever noticed that competitors open their stores next to each other? This seems crazy until you understand a principle called Hotelling’s model of spacial competition. And once you do, you’ll also understand how Ted Cruz is positioning himself to outmaneuver Rand Paul as the conservative candidate for the GOP nomination.
First, a quick, if simplistic, explanation of the principle. Let’s say you open a hotdog stand on a beach — and let’s say that hotdog stand is built on what would be the 40 yard line (if the beach were a football field.) Now, based on this information, you might expect that if someone else wanted to open a second hotdog stand, they would open it on the other 40 yard line. That would be the polite thing to do, after all. It would give each of you some space to operate, right? Wrong. The new hotdog stand would most likely go on the 41 yard line — right next to yours.
The reason is simple. The other guy now controls about 60 percent of the beach, while you control 40 percent.
So how is this playing out in the real political world? First, it’s important to know that Cruz and Paul are competing against each other to win the grassroots/populist/libertarian/tea party (however you want to define it) division. (For our purposes here, the other candidates represent different stores on the same Republican field. Some are selling caviar, but only Cruz and Paul are hotdog stands.)
What it is to think and feel
Little packs of oxytocin
Dopamine and serotonin
Mechanistic crank machine
My heart my blood my gall my spleen
What am I but crashing atoms
Game of pong, no son of Adam
Who are you to tell me why
I should not kill, not cheat not lie
It is my first person RPG
My time to play before I die
I have no will
I am not free
The choice is not mine
I am all that my father was
or his before
No soul, just dust
I am the swarming mob of genes
The virus feeding on the green
Skin of earth, rocky home
As told in the parable of the hot dog wars (4 minutes).
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2014–National Security Agency (NSA) chief executive General Keith Alexander addressed a cyber-security panel Tuesday where he proclaimed that “media leaks legislation” he introduced to prevent journalists from reporting on government surveillance programs like those leaked by Edward Snowden could reach the floor within a couple weeks.
“We’ve got to handle media leaks first,” Alexander said in report by the Guardian. “I think we are going to make headway over the next few weeks on media leaks.”
I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the actions and policies of persons -- including persons who have asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine -- that undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergen
I am interviewing Ben Swann tomorrow about Bitcoin (and the recent events in the Bitcoin world)
What are your main concerns with Bitcoin???