1 vote

Interactive Graphic: The NSA Spying Machine

With every new leak from Edward Snowden’s bottomless trove of pilfered documents, it gets harder to keep track of all the bizarre ways the National Security Agency has cooked up to spy on people and governments. This may help.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-03/the-nsa-spyi...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-05/complete-interactiv...

12 votes

INFOGRAPHIC: Unearthing the World’s Gold Supply

THE 2014 GOLD SERIES: PART 2 OF 5

This infographic, part two in our 2014 Gold Series, covers the full supply picture behind the yellow metal. See Part 1: A Visual History Of Gold here.

Within the planet’s crust, there is only 1 gram of gold for every 250 tonnes (550,000 lbs) of earth. Gold’s rarity means that finding economic deposits is extremely difficult. To understand how gold mining and supply work, we must first unearth how gold deposits form.

Over time, gold dissolves in hot water deep in the crust under immense pressure. It is then transported and deposited upwards as the water travels up cracks and fissures towards the surface. Generally, the major gold deposit types include: placer, volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS), epithermal, porphyry, carlin-type, and orogenic deposits.

1 vote

Suicide Banker's Widow Blasts Alleged "Cover-Up", Asks "Unbecoming Questions"

More than seven months after the suicide of Zurich Insurance Group AG (ZURN) Chief Financial Officer Pierre Wauthier, his widow said she and her family cannot accept Zurich’s claim that his death wasn’t brought on by undue stress.

“We who knew him best cannot accept your conclusion that his suicide is simply inexplicable,” said Fabienne Wauthier, speaking at the insurer’s annual general meeting in Zurich today, which she attended together with her daughter, mother-in-law and brother-in-law.

17 votes

Dmitry Orlov: Ukraine-Crimea Update & U.S. on Suicide Watch


http://youtu.be/yCO5nZgvtbY

As a Russian myself with lots of friends there ... I agree with his take. Putin will move slow and answer the USA tit for tat. The Ukraine will implode under the Fascism of its radicals.

The Ukrainian people have seen these brutal kind of people before ... They are not long in power.

http://rt.com/news/ukraine-forced-resignation-nationalism-674/

8 votes

FBI Blocked in Corruption Probe Involving Sens. Harry Reid & Mike Lee

Agents quietly working with Utah prosecutors to make case in DOJ absence.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation.

37 votes

Catherine Austin Fitts: Complete Breakdown of Financial Controls in US Government

Former HUD Assistant Housing Secretary and investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts reveals her thoughts on the ever-rising debt ceiling… what Obamacare is really about (and that’s not socialized healthcare)… why over $4 trillion missing from federal programs may not be incompetence, but a covert strategy… how to protect yourself from the constant devaluation of the US dollar… and what exactly the Popsicle Index measures and why it matters.

Here are a few excerpts:

“I don’t see Obamacare as something designed to offer healthcare. … I think the question comes down to a bigger one, which is, are we going to create a society where one hundred percent of everything is digitized and under central control?”

2 votes

A New Interest in Rahm Emanuel for 2016?

This might be the Dems' answer to Rand Paul. Scary days ahead.

By Jennifer Harper | The Washington Times

12 votes

"Your Reason for Hating Rand Paul Sucks"

By Bonnie Kristian | March 10, 2014

Ron Paul is retired from Congress and the liberty movement he inspired is bigger than ever. Instead of one candidate all libertarians like, they now have dozens of candidates asking for their support.

And these candidates aren’t perfect. While Rep. Justin Amash has been dubbed the “new Ron Paul,” most politicians claiming the liberty label really aren’t consistently pro-liberty.

30 votes

Israel Moves To Take Control Over the Federal Reserve

The totally corrupt anti-American Obama regime is trying to appoint the head or former head of the Israeli Central Bank as the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve. The scuttlebutt is that Obama has been paid tens of millions of dollars to deliver the US Federal Reserve to Israel’s control. I don’t know whether to believe this or not, but considering the corruption of all sectors of the US government, I would not be surprised by anything. In Washington there is nothing that cannot be bought.

33 votes

How Rand Paul is winning

To hear Republicans who follow these sorts of things closely, there are actually two primaries for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

8 votes

Supreme Court Rules Police May Search A Home Without Obtaining A Warrant

The US Supreme Court has ruled that police may search a home without obtaining a warrant despite the objection of one occupant if that occupant has been removed from the premises.

With its 6 to 3 decision in Fernandez v. California on Tuesday, the Court sided with law enforcement’s ability to conduct warrantless searches after restricting police powers with its 2006 decision on a similar case.

Article-
http://rt.com/usa/police-warrantless-search-permission-744/

Full Court Case PDF-

1 vote

Stock Picking Skills of SEC Employees

A new study released by Rajgopal of Emory and White of Georgia State confirms what most have long known: SEC employees are immaculate stock pickers and "that a hedge portfolio that goes long on SEC employees’ buys and short on SEC employees’ sells earns positive and economically significant abnormal returns of (i) about 4% per year for all securities in general; and (ii) about 8.5% in U.S.

20 votes

INFOGRAPHIC - A Visual History Of Gold: The Most Sought After Metal On Earth

This infographic, part one in our 2014 Gold Series, introduces the yellow metal and tells the story of how it became the most sought after metal on earth.

Gold was one of the first metals discovered by ancient peoples and eventually gold grew to symbolize both wealth, royalty, and immortality. Gold began to be used as money by many cultures, but the Romans were the first to use it widespread. The rarity, malleability, durability, ease to identify, and intrinsic value of gold made it perfect for money.

2 votes

Intel to Stop Using 'Conflict Minerals' in its Products

Intel says its processors will no longer include precious metals mined in regions controlled by African warlords, with Apple also announcing measures to tackle the issue.

Cassiterite (the primary ore of Tin) rocks from the Rutongo Mine near Kigali, Rwanda. (c) RESOLVE