Friday, April 29, 2011

Chevron's Income Rises 36 % On Higher Prices

This is what those skirmishes in the Middle East have really been about ...

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Chevron Corp. said Friday its first-quarter net income rose 36 percent, the latest in a string of strong earnings from the major oil companies.

Chevron sold its oil for an average price of $89 per barrel in the last quarter, compared with $71 a year ago. That led to a $1.25 billion increase in profit from exploring for and producing oil. Refining profits also improved.

The End of Suburbia - 52 minute documentary on peak oil

One of the Must See documentaries on Peak Oil .. this plainly shows how we are headed for destruction in America ... someone once said that the life after peak oil will be unrecognizable to the average American alive today ... so dependent are we on our present way of life & all the comforts it affords ...


Trailer for the Documentary Blind Spot - required viewing for every American ...

6-8 Weeks Hard Labor for $2.50

"Only 150 years ago, something like 65% of the work being done in the American economy was being done by horses, oxen, mules ... another 18% or so was being done by human muscle power ... & the rest , less than 20% of the work getting done was being done by fuel fed machines ... Now virtually all the work is being done by fuel fed machinery ... the contribution of muscle power is virtually non existent by comparison ... this is a completely different way of living, of thinking about the world & for us it is something to be expected ... that there is always going to be a machine to take care of us , to produce our foods, to carry us from one place to another.

Imagine pushing your car 20-30 miles. That's what we get from a single gallon of gasoline that we pay maybe $2.50 for (try $3.89) . That amount of work is roughly equivalent to 6-8 weeks of hard human labor. Imagine getting 6-8 weeks of hard human labor for $2.50. That's what we've gotten used to. "

~~ Richard Heinberg
Author - The Party's Over

This is from the documentary "Blind Spot" which tells the tale of our demise via our utter dependence on cheap oil ...

I'll post video in next post ...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

GERALD CELENTE: Bernanke destroying the dollar

Here is an expert describing yesterday's press disinformation exercise by the head of the Fed (figurehead)

GERALD CELENTE BLOG: Bernanke destroying the dollar

YouTube User Predicts Tornadoes Which Killed Hundreds !!

Dutchsinse has done it again !! This YouTube user has been predicting earthquakes & tornadoes successfully based on radar anomalies called HAARP rings which are government induced frequencies .. this has all been documented .. investigate it if you doubt it ... but here is the video from 2 days ago where he predicted tornadoes for the states which we now know was hit & over 200 people were killed. Notice how he pinpoints one of the areas in alabama near Tuscaloosa which was badly hit.

The Truth About Sugar

This is from the Documentary "One Percent" which is highly recommended viewing.

The heir of the Johnson & Johnson fortune developed a conscience & made this film describing the wealth disparity in all its horror ... this part focuses on the Lie that is sugar .. not the health consequences which I posted about today already ... but the fact that it is the 2nd most profitable commodity behind tobacco ... (reason we are addicted to both?) & its cost is artificially supported by the US Govt at 22 cents even tho the world price is 7 cents ... foreign sources of sugar are kept out of the USA (this is how Andrew Carnegie also amassed his fortune - political allies prevented actual competition in the USA to occur)

Also immigration laws were changed just to allow 3rd world labor to process the sugar ... there were
massive minimum wage violations .... the American taxpayer also guarantees the price ... it "makes zero economic sense" ... we are subsidizing millionaires to become even richer .... this is why the American economy is falling apart .. it was a scam all along ...

WalMart "Shoppers Running Out of Money"

From Money :

Wal-Mart shoppers, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck, typically shop in bulk at the beginning of the month when their paychecks come in.

Lately, they're "running out of money" at a faster clip, WlaMart CEO Mike Duke said.

"Purchases are really dropping off by the end of the month even more than last year," Duke said. "This end-of-month [purchases] cycle is growing to be a concern.

WalMart which averages 140 million shoppers weekly to its stores in the United States, is considered a barometer of the health of the consumer and the economy.

To that end, Duke said he's not seeing signs of a recovery yet.

With food prices rising, Duke said Wal-Mart is charging customers more for some fresh groceries while reducing prices on other merchandise such as electronics.

Wal-Mart has struggled with seven straight quarters of sales declines in its stores.

Stop Poisoning Yourself with Sugar

Dr. Robert O. Young on Sugar - A Truthful doctor

Stop Poisoning Yourself With Sugar!

All sugars are harmful, including sucrose, dextrose, glucose, maltose, fructose, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, beet sugar, cane sugar, agave, just to name a few. The following article appeared in the New York Times discussing the work of Robert Lustig is a good start in educating the world on the dangers of ingesting any form of sugar.

My research suggests that ALL sugars are acidic waste products from the degeneration of matter.
For example a banana becomes sweeter with sugar as it rots. This is the case for all organized matter when it deteriorates. Sugar is the acidic waste product of fermentation and rotting. The same thing happens with body cells as they breakdown - sugar or glucose is produced as a biological waste product. Just like carbon monoxide is the exhaust or acidic elimination of a car so glucose is the exhaust or acidic waste product of metabolism and cellular degeneration.

The human body needs NO sugar to function. The fact that we have blood sugar is no different than a car having exhaust of carbon monoxide when it is running. The body is constantly trying to chelate this toxic waste product and eliminate it through the four channels of elimination - respiration, defecation, urination and perspiration.

The body runs on electrons NOT sugar.

When energy is low that is low electrical energy NOT low blood sugar. When blood sugars are low and energy is low this is the time to energize the body with electron rich green foods NOT poison it or stimulating it with some form of sugar.

You can have no or low blood sugar levels with high electron levels and feel energetic. The need for sugar for energy is a medical myth. The theory that the brain runs on sugar is a medical myth. All cells in the human body run on electrons transported on a matrix of sodium. Our body is salted with sodium NOT sugar. Sugar cannot conduct electricity but sodium ions can!

When you have cravings for sugar this in reality is the craving for salt. Salt is necessary for the transfer or conductivity of electrons or energy from one cell to another cell.

For additional thoughts on this subject please read the following article that appeared in the New York Times called, "Is Sugar Toxic." I hope it will inspire you to stop poisoning yourself and your loved ones - especially our children with any form of sugar.

There is NO such thing as a healthy or good for your body sugar!

Follow this link to read the NY Times Article on Lustig's Lecture on Sugar

When energy is low that is low electrical energy NOT low blood sugar. When blood sugars are low and energy is low this is the time to energize the body with electron rich green foods NOT poison it or stimulating it with some form of sugar.

You can have no or low blood sugar levels with high electron levels and feel energetic. The need for sugar for energy is a medical myth. The theory that the brain runs on sugar is a medical myth. All cells in the human body run on electrons transported on a matrix of sodium. Our body is salted with sodium NOT sugar. Sugar cannot conduct electricity but sodium ions can!

When you have cravings for sugar this in reality is the craving for salt. Salt is necessary for the transfer or conductivity of electrons or energy from one cell to another cell.

For additional thoughts on this subject please read the following article that appeared in the New York Times called, "Is Sugar Toxic." I hope it will inspire you to stop poisoning yourself and your loved ones - especially our children with any form of sugar.

There is NO such thing as a healthy or good for your body sugar!

Follow this link to read the NY Times Article on Lustig's Lecture on Sugar

Birthers= Racists ?

All of this birther non-sense is motivated by race as are most of the things which define the Republican Party. Racism is deeply entrenched in this country & no where is it more evident than in the Conservative movement .. it has simply gone underground due to wide distaste for it in recent times ... now the code words are:

Welfare - even tho the vast number of those on welfare are white.

Immigration - even tho this is a nation of immigrants.

Patriotic - As if someone who loves America must of course love racism, slavery, & the olden days when minorities "knew their place."

Birtherist response highlights racial undertones of ‘debate’

During the 2008 campaign, questions about John McCain's birth in the Panama Canal Zone on a U.S. military base prompted some to ask whether McCain was eligible to be president, since the Constitution stipulates that anyone not born in the United States is not eligible to be president.

Amid a flurry of news reports, McCain's own campaign announced in February 2008 that it was conducting an investigation. When a bipartisan pair of lawyers announced the following month that McCain was indeed eligible, the issue virtually died--apart from a Senate resolution that pretty much laid the question to rest by attesting to the facts surrounding McCain's birth and citizenship.

But the winner of the 2008 election, Barack Obama, has faced a relentless campaign questioning his U.S. citizenship--and thereby the legitimacy of his presidency--that has disregarded the facts.

Questions regarding Obama's birth certificate have persisted for more than two years, as the president noted Wednesday at a press conference announcing the release of his long-form birth certificate. A vast array of evidence attests to Obama's citizenship--including a certificate of live birth, signed affidavits from people who viewed Obama's long-form birth certificate, confirmation by Hawaiian officials, and independent investigations by news outlets. Nevertheless, "this thing just keeps going" as Obama said this morning. Even after the White House released the long-form certificate of Obama's birth, birther leader Orly Taitz—who has filed unsuccessful lawsuits seeking to obtain access to Obama's birth certificate—sought to cast doubt on the document's authenticity, suggesting that in 1961, Hawaiian officials would have classified Obama as "Negro" rather than using designation "African," which suggests, in her view, a more contemporary concern for "political correctness."

So what's fueling the dogged questioning of Obama's origins? Many critics of the birther movement say its core tenets--and its stubborn resistance to evidence disproving those beliefs--can be traced to racial hostilities. The fundamental birtherist conviction, these critics say, is that an African-American can't have legitimately won the presidency--and that his elevation to power therefore has to be the result of an elaborate subterfuge.

"There is a real deep-seated and vicious racism at work here in terms of trying to de-legitimate the president," Peniel Joseph, a professor of history at Tufts University, told The Ticket.

"This is more than just a conspiracy," Joseph added. "I think this is fundamentally connected to a conception of white supremacist democracy in this country."

Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. in early April called for the connection to be publicly drawn between birthers and racism: "So it is time to call this birther nonsense what it is--not just claptrap, but profoundly racist claptrap."

And columnist Michael Tomasky wrote for The Guardian Wednesday that the birther conspiracy "had to be the only explanation for how this black man got to the White House." He added: "And if you think race isn't what this is about at its core, ask yourself if there would even be a birther conspiracy if Barack Obama were white and named Bart Oberstar. If you think there would be, you are delusional."

In a similar vein, Rev. Jesse Jackson told Politico yesterday that Donald Trump's campaign to get Obama to release his birth certificate is deeply rooted in race.

"Any discussion of [Obama's] birthplace is a code word," Jackson said. "It calls upon ancient racial fears." Jackson later added that, in his view, Trump "is now tapping into code-word fears that go far beyond a rational discourse."

Birthers emphatically deny such criticism. But it's difficult to apprehend the ongoing resistance to proof of Obama's citizenship without crediting racial fear as a significant factor. At first, after all, many adherents of birtherism argued that the administration fueled speculation by failing to release the long-form version of Obama's birth certificate, but now that this version has been released to the public, the call continues to go out for other kinds of information about Obama's past to be released--a level of scrutiny that neither McCain nor Obama's 43 predecessors in the Oval Office were expected to face.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fed Chairman Bernacke admits “Inflation has picked up.”

The Federal Reserve said growth will lag this year as the central bank finally acknowledged Wednesday what most Americans have long since realized: “Inflation has picked up.”

The Fed’s statement, a customary event at the conclusion of every policy meeting, is the status update traders, bankers, businessmen and policy makers use to gauge the health of the U.S. economy.

The Fed's recognition of rising inflation did not affect its easy-money policy, though. The main interest rate will remain anchored near zero percent. Its asset-purchase program will also continue and run through its scheduled completion in June.

It will be another "couple of meetings before action," Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said during a news conference. There are five more meetings scheduled this year."

Lord Monckton: The Hidden Agenda Behind Man-Made Global Warming - 1/3

A different view on Global Warming ...

The Truth About Darwin

The phrase "Survival of the Fittest" has for too long been associated with Charles Darwin, whose theory (!) of Evolution has been made too much of ... Herbert Spencer was the one to actually coin the phrase ....

Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era. He has been described as "almost certainly the most famous philosopher of the Victorian age. He was "an enthusiastic exponent of evolution" and even "wrote about evolution before Darwin did." (wikipedia)

Spencer was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature , which along with those awarded to President Obama
& Elite to establish a line of thinking that serves their needs rather than those of all people.

The reason someone like Darwin or Spencer or Friedman gain more recognition than they deserve is bcuz their ideas fit right in line with the ideas the racist & wealthy (Elite) have about themselves & provides an excuse for their hoarding of wealth & the ensuing destruction visited upon mankind as a result. These men weren't any smarter than anyone else. The Elite simply decided who received funding & therefore recognition & publication so of course the idea of Natural Selection & survival of the fittest was favored over say an idea that promoted wealth distribution as the means to avoid armed conflict.

Further proof of this is in how Socialism & Communism have been demonized in America despite the fact that every major society in the world is a combination of capitalism & socialism. And with Capitalism blowing up in our face as we speak notice how still no one has had the guts on mainstream media to even bring up the idea that Capitalism is a failure or the idea of the accumulation of individual wealth serving the needs of all people is also a massive failure. Look around. Can we at least begin to question the ideas we hold to be so sacred ??

Eugenics has long been an obsession of the Elite & continues til this day. All public policies bare the imprint of this horrid philosophy including the coming economic collapse which is a means of thinning the herd. The higher the death count the better as 7 billion people have become unmanageable for them.

Evolution as Darwin imagined it simply isn't true. I view what Darwin observed as God's Laws in action. But bcuz the scientific community assumes it already knows the idea of God is false (How scientific is that ??!!) that possibility never enters into the discussion. Scientists always assume the proof they are seeking can be found in the physical realm. But what realms are they unaware of ? And isn't any scientist only as good as the tools he uses to measure certain phenomenon ??

At one time the atom was thought to be the smallest particle of matter. But the atom is made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Until that discovery it was widely held that nothing was smaller but if scientists lack the tools to look into or to perceive matter or the universe from a different perspective .. can we really believe what they teach ??

Science frowns upon religion (often for good reason) but we should also hesitate to worship at the altar of science as those who have received the most support only tend to based on the usefulness of their ideas in furthering the goals of the Elite.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Steinbeck on Socialism

Socialism never took root in America bcuz the poor see themselves not as exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.
~ John Steinbeck

China To Dump $2 Trillion in US Dollars

As I mentioned previously on this blog China is dumping US Dollars & this is another huge sign that signifies the end of the US Dollar. Silver & Gold will continue to rise as the dollar falls ....

All those who were hoping global stock markets would surge tomorrow based on a ridiculous rumor that China would revalue the CNY by 10% will have to wait. Instead, China has decided to serve the world another surprise. Following last week's announcement by PBoC Governor Zhou (Where's Waldo) Xiaochuan that the country's excessive stockpile of USD reserves has to be urgently diversified, today we get a sense of just how big the upcoming Chinese defection from the "buy US debt" Nash equilibrium will be. Not surprisingly, China appears to be getting ready to cut its USD reserves by roughly the amount of dollars that was recently printed by the Fed, or $2 trilion or so. And to think that this comes just as news that the Japanese pension fund will soon be dumping who knows what. So, once again, how about that "end of QE" again?


Michael C. Ruppert on China & silver shortage ...

April 25, 2011, 8:00 PDT -- SEBASTOPOL -- APMEX, the American Precious Metals Exchange, has initiated reverse inquiries to all of its precious metal buyers offering to buy back silver and gold at above spot price. This means one of two things. Either APMEX is desperate to cover short positions or to conceal the fact that it has no physical metal to deliver.

This is a big market move and a signal that APMEX and many others see Fukushima's impact on the global economy, our civilization, and the Old Paradigm. Put another way, they see pm's going absurdly hot very shortly which is exactly what I have written about consistently for over a decade. This fits with my analysis predicting immediate (there is no better term) apocalyptic events. Having left a record of maybe three million words I have never used that word before.

What I have said consistently in many university lectures in seven countries over nine years is that we will certainly see $2,000, $5,000 and maybe even $10,000 gold. And in the same breath I usually shuddered and said, "But when that happens we will not recognize the world we live in anymore."

A great many people have criticized the fact that I had predicted $2,000 gold by the end of last year. (Ted Williams only had to bat .400 to be the best in baseball. Did major league pitchers stop fearing him when he struck out?) Well, if we see $2,000 gold in May then I missed it by five months... I also missed the 2008 crash by about a year and a half. The film "Collapse" by Chris Smith was a success because of the fact that I so accurately predicted the events... not because I missed that date. The most important thing I got absolutely right was that $2,000 gold was actually coming. That was and remains the essential point here. Few believed me when I first said that gold might break $500 in 2001... My guess is that silver may well blast through $100.

This is assuredly connected to China's official announcement that it intends to sell $2 Trillion of USD holdings [see the April 24th story below]. And why might China be deciding to dump now?... A caveman could see that -- come July -- the markets are toast, nobody will be able to afford oil, the derivatives will implode, more than a billion people will not have enough money to eat and -- as I said in "Collapse" -- "Everything will just shut down".

Did AMPEX Run Out of Silver & Gold ??

Ampex has launched a "reverse ïnquiry" in which it will pay "you $3.00 over the current spot price of Silver for your Silver American Eagles. ANY year, ANY quantity!" and "We will pay you $38.00 over the current spot price of Gold for your Gold American Eagles. ANY year, ANY quantity!" So aside from this first public confirmation that one of the biggest wholesale retailers of precious metals is now inventoryless [sic], we can certainly see why Asia has decided to take silver down in the afterhours electronic session.

Water Supply In Western U.S. Threatened By Climate Change

Water Supplies In Western U.S. Threatened By Climate Change: Interior Department Report

WASHINGTON -- Climate change is likely to diminish already scarce water supplies in the Western United States, exacerbating problems for millions of water users in the West, according to a new government report.

A report released Monday by the Interior Department said annual flows in three prominent river basins – the Colorado, Rio Grande and San Joaquin – could decline by as much 8 percent to 14 percent over the next four decades. The three rivers provide water to eight states, from Wyoming to Texas and California, as well as to parts of Mexico.

The declining water supply comes as the West and Southwest, already among the fastest-growing parts of the country, continue to gain population.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called water the region's "lifeblood" and said small changes in snowpack and rainfall levels could have a major effect on tens of millions of people.

The report will help officials understand the long-term effects of climate change on Western water supplies, Salazar said, and will be the foundation for efforts to develop strategies for sustainable water resource management.

Banks Profited From Bailout

Largest Banks Likely Profited By Borrowing From Federal Reserve, Lending To Federal Government

A newly-released study from the Congressional Research Service bolsters claims that the nation's largest banks profited off the Federal Reserve's financial crisis-era programs by borrowing cash for next to nothing, then lending it back to the federal government at substantially higher rates.

The report reinforces long-held beliefs that the banking system in essence engaged in taxpayer-financed arbitrage: They got money for free, then lent it back to Uncle Sam while collecting juicy returns. Left out of the equation are the millions of everyday borrowers, like households and small businesses, who were unable to secure loans needed to tide them over until the crisis ended.

The Fed released records under pressure in December and March that showed the extent of its largesse. The CRS study shows for the first time how some of the most sophisticated financial firms could have taken the Fed's money and flipped easy profits simply by lending it back to another arm of the government.

The report was requested by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who likened the crisis-era emergency loans to "direct corporate welfare to big banks," in a statement. The cash likely was lent back to Uncle Sam in the form of Treasuries and other debt "instead of using the Fed loans to reinvest in the economy," Sanders added.

In all, more than $3 trillion was lent to financial institutions from the Fed, and terms were generous. Junk-rated securities were pledged as collateral for taxpayer-backed loans. The Fed did not provide conditions for how the money was to be used.

Secrets of the Royal Wedding Exposed!

Royal Family is actually German ... Why is it always Prince William ... period .. no last name ?? Cuz they aren't even English & when they first came over from Germany to rule England could barely speak English !! Why is there such a cult of celebrity around them ?? Is this natural or manufactured ??

The Sad Truth About Man

Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife - birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice, foxes and dingoes - by the million in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billion and eats them..

This in turn kills man by the millions, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases....

Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year, sends out cards praying for Peace on Earth."

— David Coats

USA Nuclear Radiation Forecast Next 5 days


Arresting Food Not Bombs is Censorship! Support the Orlando Volunteers!

Food Not Bombs is an organization that feeds free vegan meals to homeless & hungry people in parks across the nation. They have been doing it for years & I have been very proud to help them in the past. Several times they have actually gotten into trouble bcuz essentially authorities don't like people helping homeless people so they have even gone so far as to make it against the law to do so !! Recently in Las Vegas where I live a park was closed by the city even tho it was brand new in order to stop Food Not Bombs from feeding the homeless there. It is still closed to this day years later even tho Food Not Bombs (Gail Sacco & others) just moved to a park nearby.

Well in Orlando they have passed a law making it illegal to feed the homeless more that twice a year !! So essentially people are going to get arrested as early as next month ... for simply providing food to a hungry person ...

Global days of action May 18 - 24, 2011

"There has to be some kind of (police) action. At this point it seems to be a political statement on their part not a food give away issue."

"They don't want to feed the hungry, they just want to make an anarchist type statement and we aren't going to allow it."

"I certainly hope that law abiding citizens that are not out to make mischief would adhere to the ordinance."

On April 12, 2011 the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the City of Orlando could limit Food Not Bombs right to share information and food to the public to twice a year per park. Other Florida cities may follow Orlando's path. This ruling comes at a time when the message of Food Not Bombs is more important than ever. Poverty and hunger are increasing as military spending grows and public investment social services, education and healthcare are slashed. The city of Orlando could begin its arrests of Food Not Bombs volunteers as early as May 18, 2011, the first meal 30 days after the ruling. Food Not Bombs groups have been invited to share free food and literature under their banner that week in a global defiance of this order.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Actual Live USA Radiation Test

A ten minute measurment made at 5,299 ft. Just southwest of the Grandfather mountain visitor center in N. Carolina

CPM over 10 minutes reached a high reading of 1240 = 124 CPM.

Levels over 100 are of concern, and considered HIGH.

The Truth About Fukushima: Worst disaster in History

Nuclear Facts. A very clued in professional who will not be bought or intimidated into silence: Dr Helen Caldicott, true to style, tells it as it is. As she sees it, you wont usually hear the truth so listen up.. Nuclear fallout from Japan , You won't hear this on the news!

The Growing Food Crisis, and What World Leaders Aren't Doing About It

World Bank President Robert Zoellick warned at a recent World Bank-IMF meeting that the planet was hurtling toward a food crisis, akin to the chaos that erupted in 2007-2008 across the Global South. The context this time is in some ways more daunting: a perfect storm of social and economic upheaval in North Africa and the Middle East, natural and nuclear disasters in Japan, debt crises in Europe and the U.S., and epidemic unemployment worldwide.

In the past year, Zoellick said, soaring food prices have plunged some 44 million people into poverty. Another ten million would become impoverished with just a 10 percent further rise in the UN's food price index, which jumped by 25 percent last year. Poor regions hover on the brink of malnourishment due to depleted safety nets and broken emergency back-up resources.

Following the G20 meeting in Washington this month, Oxfam issued a statement criticizing the conference's failure to come up with meaningful ways to stave off the coming crisis:

Leaders today said the food crisis is desperately urgent, and that the G20 will act on it at its next meeting in June. That's 66 days away; nearly half a million children will have died of hunger by then.

Wealthy Man Admits Paying only 1% in Taxes

We all know the rich don't pay their fair share of taxes ... but to know they actually pay less in taxes ?? That is another reason why America's economy is going to fail ... it is being made to crash ...

How I Paid Only 1% of My Income in Federal Income Tax

In 2009, the median U.S. family had an income of just under $50,000, on which they would have paid roughly $2,761 (or about 5.5%) in federal income tax. I, by contrast, enjoyed an income of $207,415 in 2009, but paid only $2,173 (or 1.0%) in income tax.

In a recent newspaper interview, I mentioned my absurdly low tax rate to illustrate the extent to which the tax system is biased in favor of the wealthy (my income varies widely from year to year, but is typically north of half a million dollars). My point was that with our country facing frightening budget deficits amid an ever-widening income gap between the rich and everybody else, I consider it both unwise and unfair that a former investment banker like myself pays less in taxes than working Americans with far lower incomes.

Among the dozens of emails I received in response were many from people who assumed that rich people avoid taxes through complicated strategies devised by an army of expensive advisors (many correspondents asked for the name of my accountant). But under our current tax system, the rich don't need high-priced lawyers who exploit obscure loopholes; I wasn't even trying to minimize my taxes (and, in fact, could have paid zero tax if I was). Warren Buffett has observed that if there's class warfare in this country, the rich are winning. I offer my 2009 tax return, then, as a flare to illuminate the battlefield.

Americans are understandably angry over the government's multi-billion-dollar bailouts of reckless bankers. But low tax rates on investment income have put far more money into Wall Street's pockets than the TARP bill did. Even President Obama's proposal to let the Bush tax cuts lapse for the richest Americans would leave a top marginal rate on capital gains and qualified dividends of just 20% -- half the proposed rate on labor income.

This difference creates a loophole you can drive a Rolls Royce through. Having left Wall Street in 2002, I now earn far more money from my financial portfolio than from my job as an Adjunct Professor, and as a result I consistently pay under 15% of my income to the IRS. Still, I was astonished when my accountant told me that my tax rate for 2009 was a mere 1%.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rings Over Phoenix, AZ

Crazy looking rings over Phoenix, AZ ..... Is this normal ??


Dutchsinse on Youtube ... further proof that the Gov't is manipulating weather ... radar anomalies...
straight(ish) edges which don't move ... lines appearing then disappearing ... have you ever seen clouds do this before ?? And then as he shows on his channel severe weather/earthquakes/tornados always follow ...

Indonesia 6.9 and Japan 6.0 -- Earthquakes

Fukushima Radiation Release Far Greater Than Previously Announced

An article from a Japanese news source reports that previous radiation measurements were underestimating the amount entering the atmosphere ... surprised ??

1,071 "Aftershocks" in Japan in 43 Days

How long can one place shake before it falls in to the ocean ??

Will Japan ever stop shaking? 6.0 quake brings aftershock total to 1071 in 43 days

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pesticides Make Us Dumb

If you stack all these studies end to end you have pretty overwhelming evidence of the toxic nature of chemicals & America in general ... It's almost like someone is trying to kill us huh ?? Strange ...

When the women were pregnant, the researchers tested their urine for several chemical by-products of organophosphates -- a standard means of gauging exposure. The mothers with the highest levels of by-products (known as metabolites) had children whose IQs at age 7 were seven points lower, on average, than the children whose mothers had the lowest levels of exposure. (The average score is 100.)

"That's not unlike the decreases we see in children with high lead exposure," says the senior study author, Brenda Eskenazi, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology and maternal and child health at the University of California, Berkeley. "It's equivalent to performing six months behind the average."

The children's own metabolite levels were not linked to their IQs, however, which suggests that prenatal -- rather than childhood -- exposure is largely responsible for the trend, Eskenazi says. Organophosphates, which pass from the mother to fetus through the placenta and umbilical cord, may be more damaging to developing fetuses than to children, the study notes.

Similar trends are likely to be found outside farming communities, the researchers suggest. While the average metabolite levels of the pregnant women in the study were substantially higher than the national average, as many as 25 percent of pregnant women in the general population have levels above the study average.

Puppy Cam !!

Amidst all this doom n gloom ... I thought we might all need a break ... so here you go ... PUPPY CAM !!

Most Amazing Tea Party Video you will ever see !!

Lindsey Williams on the FreedomizerRadio April 13, 2011 | Lindsey Williams The Energy Non Crisis

Lindsey Williams on the FreedomizerRadio April 13, 2011 | Lindsey Williams The Energy Non Crisis

Lindsey Williams was a chaplin to the oil industry & became an Elite insider ... he has successfully predicted many world events due to his contacts with the Elite ... including the fall & rise of oil prices ....

Here he predicts Oil at $200 a barrel & $6-7 per gallon of
gas ... Yemen will be next to fall ... When Saudi Arabia gets really bad is when it will affect USA ... which I have felt for a very long time & have mentioned on this blog. I told you all i am psychic & those spirits on the "Other Side" are all too happy to warn us about what is going to happen ... everything is taking place just as I have been saying ... Saudi Arabia is very important to all of this ... also I agree with Lindsey here where he says "The Fed buying its own T-Bills" is a sign of the imminent crash of the dollar" ... this i feel will signify a time when other govt's have stopped buying our bad debt !! The only reason we have been able to live so high on th hog in the USA is bcuz dollar was world's currency & govt's were forced to buy it ... no more ... as i mentioned on this blog that has already begun to change ... Barron's. Wall St Journal, George Soros, IMF have all been saying so ... another thing Lindsey says that I have said before is that we cannot pay back the $14 trillion America owes ...

The Party is over America !!

He also says Gold will go to $3000 an ounce (it is $1500 now - a record) & Silver will go to between $50 - $100 an ounce ($45 now)

Gas to $7 by 2012 - JIM TUCKER

Jim Tucker confirms Lindsey Williams , Gas to $7 by 2012 | Lindsey Williams The Energy Non Crisis

Mainstream media is already saying $5 gas by Memorial day ... how apropos seeing as how all those soldiers' blood spilt was really about resources manipulation like oil ..

Jim Tucker has spent his life exposing the Elite ...

Friday, April 22, 2011

pt 2/2 Gerald Celente_ Prepare, Survive and Prevail - Alex Jones Tv

pt 1/2 Gerald Celente_ Prepare, Survive and Prevail - Alex Jones Tv

Dig It | Do Something Reel Film Festival | Whole Foods Market

Dig It | Do Something Reel Film Festival | Whole Foods Market

Happy Earth Day

Failure of Live Aid

Bob Geldof tried.

Ethiopia had the world's attention back in 1985 when the Live Aid concert tried to raise funds to save people who were starving to death ... for those of us who are activists & feel that if we could just get enough attention for our cause the problem would cease to exist ... well no cause had more attention than back then when Queen, The Who & U2 performed in Wembley Arena ... here are the facts on what has since happened to Ethiopia ...

"Since 1985, the year of the "Live Aid" concert, food production has declined by two-thirds, and twice as many Ethiopians are going hungry.

Ethiopia is a country that has lost three-quarters of its remaining trees in the last twenty-five years. Forest cover is now down to just 3%. This land, the birthplace of all humanity, has grown barren. (It's the usual story: the greed of the former dictatorship; unwise land policies; the desperate poor cutting trees for fuel.)"

Which is why I gave up being a traditional activist a couple years ago & began a more spiritually minded path as the problems of the world only reflect our own inner turmoil ...

For the actual solution to all the world's problems go to ....

Thursday, April 21, 2011

When will America Collapse? .....answers from Jim Rogers, Marc Faber, G...

Alot of "official" types in this video predicting the collapse of America ... any naysayer would have to answer the questions presented here ... All I ever hear is that it is all bullshit ... answer the questions !! How does a country that is so far in debt that creates nothing & only exports promises actually get out of this if we have already spent all the "bullets" in our chamber ?? What do we do when the next econmic downturn comes ?? Print more money ?? The causes of this crash have never been dealt with ... start preparing now !!

Proof HAARP caused Japan Quake ??

HAARP Magnetometer Data Shows JAPAN EARTHQUAKE Was Induced…Not conspiracy, please read…

Air Force and Navy has provided a visual insight into what caused the 9.0 magnitude off of Japan on March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC. The image above (SEE LINK) was downloaded from the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) website. It is a time-frequency spectrogram, which shows the frequency content of signals recorded by the HAARP Induction Magnetometer. This instrument, provided by the University of Tokyo, measures temporal variations in the geomagnetic field (Earth’s magnetosphere) in the ULF (ultra-low frequency) range of 0-5 Hz. Notions have been added to the image to show you what was happening the day the Japan earthquake and tsunami struck.

By looking at the accompanying HAARP spectrum chart above you can see when the 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck – red line drawn vertically – and what was happening before and after the earthquake. What you can also see is a constant ULF frequency of 2.5 Hz being recorded by the magnetometer. The ULF 2.5 Hz frequency is evidence of an induced earthquake. The chart recorded this constant before, during and after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck. On March 11, 2011 the 2.5 Hz ULF frequency was being emitted and recorded from 0:00 hours to about 10:00 hours – or for 10 hours. We know for a fact that the Japan earthquake lasted only a few minutes so why was the earthquake signature frequency (2.5 Hz) being recorded for 10 hours on the morning of March 11, 2011? Because a HAARP phased array antenna system was broadcasting (transmitting) the 2.5Hz ULF frequency and it triggered the Japan earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

If you go to HAARP’s official website you can see for yourself that the 2.5 Hz ULF frequency wasn’t only being broadcated for 10 hours, it was constantly being broadcasted for 2 days prior to the earthquake. Broadcasting began on March 8, 2011, just before midnight as you can see on HAARP’s website page - Click on the Next Day link to see that the earthquake inducing 2.5 Hz ULF frequency was being broadcasted for the entire days of March 9, 2011 and March 10, 2011. Even though the signature frequency of an earthquake was shown throughout March 9 and March 10 there were no constant earthquakes occurring off the east coast of Japan.

What is the significance of a 2.5 Hz ULF broadcast? The natural resonance of an earthquake is 2.5 Hz. Scientists working for the United States military discovered this using the phased array antennas at the HAARP facility in Alaska. HAARP’s own charts suggests that earthquakes occurred constantly for 3 days. We know for a fact that they haven’t.

Sun is Changing Drastically

I feel the sun & its solar storms will play a huge part in the coming earth changes. Scientists agree ... 2012 will be the peak of the 11 year sun storm cycle & the sun has been waking up in the last year & it will only get stronger ... it has knocked out Canada in the past & the coming storms are going to be alot stronger than in the past ... remember this is all science ...

Terrifying scientific discovery: Strange emissions by sun are suddenly mutating matter…
"Alarmed physicists first became aware of this threat over the past several years. Initially dismissed as an anomaly, now frantic scientists are shooting e-mails back and forth to colleagues across the world attempting to grasp exactly what is happening to the sun.

Something impossible has happened. Yet the “impossible” has been proven to be true. Laboratories around the globe have confirmed that the rate of radioactive decay—once thought to be a constant and a bedrock of science—is no longer a constant. Something being emitted from the sun is interacting with matter in strange and unknown ways with the startling potential to dramatically change the nature of the very Earth itself.

Exactly what has scientists so on edge is the fact that the natural rate of decay of atomic particles has always been predictable. Indeed, using the decay rate of Carbon-14 has been a method to date archeological artifacts. The process, known as carbon dating, measures the quantity of Carbon-14 within organic objects. According to the numbers, Carbon-14 has a specific half-life of 5,730 years. Physicists have proven through exhaustive observation and experimentation over the course of a century that it takes 5,730 years for Carbon-14 atoms to decay into a stable Nitrogen-14.

The values don’t change—or at least they never have in the past. With certain evidence that radioactive decay can be significantly affected by an unknown effect from the sun, much of science is turned on its head."

Columbine: Bomb found

As I previously mentioned just b4 April 19th there are many American tragedies (Waco, Oklahoma bombing, BP Oil spill) that had occurred on that date & I wondered aloud if there were going to be anymore. Well it appears someone was trying to do just that .... Columbine shooting occurred on April 20th but had been planned for April 19th according to investigators ... also April 20 th is Hitler's bday ...

Bomb, propane tanks found at Colorado mall

LITTLETON, Colo. – Investigators want to question a person of interest about a pipe bomb and propane tanks found after a fire at a Littleton mall, a discovery that raised the possibility of a connection to the Columbine massacre anniversary.

Firefighters found two propane tanks and the bomb near the Southwest Plaza Mall's food court after a small fire broke out Wednesday that was quickly squelched. The mall was evacuated around noon. No one was injured and the bombs didn't explode.

Wednesday was the 12th anniversary of the shooting rampage at nearby Columbine High School and officials expressed concern that the mall incident could be somehow linked.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Economic Woes Created By Elitists Behind The Scene

"We also ask who is going to fund the Treasury’s debt after the Fed stops doing so? The answer is very few, and that means the Fed has to continue or the Treasury will go broke. In 2010 the Chinese bought $260 billion worth. The question is will they continue? Since November 2010 the Fed has been purchasing $110 billion worth monthly. The Fed has bailed the banking system out with QE1 and QE2, but not the economy. There is no exit strategy. In addition, federal debt is expanding at a 14.6% rate: state and municipal debt at a 7.9% rate: corporate debt has risen 5.7% and household debt 0.6%. As you can see the Fed is the lender of last resort.

Federal government revenues continue to shrink to less than 15% of GDP the lowest level since 1950. Thus, our opinion is that under some other name or guise quantitative easing, the creation of money and credit, known as monetization will continue as will inflation – that is very high inflation. This monetization is the lynch pin that is holding up the US and world financial system. As monetization runs amok, there is another side to the story and that is as bad assets continue to deteriorate. "

Official: Negative Financial Outlook for USA

The Wall Street Journal reported this : “Standard & Poor’s analysts are about to host a call explaining some of the rationale for their decision to keep the U.S. at a AAA rating, but move the outlook to “negative."


Veitnam Vets throwing medals back at Washington

Where did this passion go ?? ... did it go shopping ??


As i have mentioned before I believe converting at least some of your dollars into Gold & Silver may be a really good idea as the dollar is going to collapse soon which should be obvious if anyone actually reads this blog ... also both have been increasing in value for a long time now ...

Well Gold hit $1500 today for the first time ever & Silver hit a record $44 an ounce too ... it isn't too late ...

Since I initially bought silver that is an increase of over 50% !!

Weather Modification -- several companies work for ...

Weather Modification is REAL -- several companies work FOR ...

6.6 magnitude in new zealand -- Large Earthquake

4/19/2011 -- URGENT -- Updates on Fukushima -- Fairewinds Associates, Inc

This guy should be on CNN. Also notice he mentions how fish on the West Coast will NOT be tested. Those tax dollars will instead be used to bailout more billionaires ...

Proof that Weather Modification Exists - Openly Shown on TV in China

For those of you who don't speak Chinese .. what they are saying is "Death to America .. Chop Suey for everyone !!" Actually no ... I can't help but make light of the fact that we are actually in a war with China ... a war of the most dangerous kind ... a currency war.

McDonald's to hire 50,000

McDonald's is hiring 50,000 people today ...

McOpportunities like this don't come around every day y'know ...

I'm going to paraphrase a joke by Paula Poundstone :

"I got a job at McDonald's today. It was a dream. I made it happen."

Also this reveals something that is under reported in the media lately .. how what little job growth there is is actually lower paying service industry jobs as America no longer creates anything .. so the people who are finding jobs are taking a huge cut in pay ... but the media likes to put a happy spin on that even tho there are fewer dollars in circulation which is disastrous in this economy ... not all jobs are equal ...

Incident at Houston Area School, 3 Students Shot

Here is the video of the Houston School Shooting ... how apropos that "FauxNews" would be so quick to report on this ...

Houston School Shooting

As I mentioned in a post yesterday today is April 19th. The anniversary of many American tragedies ... Waco, Texas-- Branch Davidian massacre, Oklahoma city bombing, The gulf oil disaster ... & in 1979 - David Lee Roth collapsed from exhaustion during a Van Halen show in Spokane, WA.

Well Columbine was on April 20th but was reportedly planned for April 19th ...& I just saw where there was another school shooting .. this one in Houston (which is in Texas for those of you who are geographically challenged)

But it turns out this kid was only in kindergarten !! He took a loaded gun to school in his pocket .. I guess he was preparing just in case the cafeteria lady ran out of tater Tots again ??

Besides gaining instant "street cred", this child probably managed to scare the bejeesus out of his teacher who was probably thinking that choosing to teach kindergarten as a career choice might be alot safer choice than say high school or, I dunno, prison guard !!

A Houston School Shooting Saw Three Children Injured After a Six Year Old Boy Brought a Gun To Ross Elementary School and It Accidentally Went Off

Heavy metals go untested in Gulf seafood

Here's another article which makes that CBS "NEWS" piece seem disingenuous ... as it only mentioned fish being tested for oil ... but 1st dispersants are not being tested (see previous 2 posts) ... & now no heavy metal testing in the fish CNN just proclaimed "safe to eat" live on the air less than 30 minutes ago ...

Something here smells fishy !! (sorry, couldn't resist)

Experts urge caution for pregnant women and young children

Despite claims from President Barack Obama and federal officials that Gulf seafood is safe and poses no long-term health risks, no testing for heavy metals is occurring in fish or shellfish in areas that have been reopened to commercial and recreational fishing.

Both National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and FDA officials told Raw Story that fish and shellfish being tested for the purpose of reopening waters to commercial and recreational fishing are not being tested for heavy metals.

Gulf Seafood Gets Chemically Tested for Oil, Not Dispersant

OK I read one piece from CBS News that said vigorous testing has ocurred but forgive me for not trusting them as a source ... call it a hunch .... you must always look deeper to get at the truth ... beyond the front page ..
Which is the point of this blog ...

So I looked deeper & found this piece which reveals tests are not being run for the "more than 1.7 million gallons of one chemical dispersant, Corexit" . I don't know about you but I have never ordered some fish sticks with a side of Corexit !

Meghan Scott, an FDA spokeswoman, said, “While we are finding that [dispersant] is harmful to the living fish itself, there’s a difference between what it does to a living fish and any harm that it might have for a human consuming a fish ..."

The manufacturer of Corexit, Nalco, has maintained that ingredients in its product “do not bioaccumulate and are commonly found in popular household products.”

But are these products we normally ingest ??

NOAA, the FDA and the Gulf states have been rigorously testing Gulf seafood for oil—doing smell tests with teams of human sniffers, and performing chemical tests for the harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, found naturally in crude oil.

But they’re not chemically testing—at least, not yet—for the presence of oil dispersant. BP has thus far applied more than 1.7 million gallons of one chemical dispersant, Corexit, to the Gulf. (The lack of dispersant testing for seafood has been mentioned by The Palm Beach Post and CNN, but we first noticed toward the end of this Los Angeles Times piece.)

Here is rest of article :

Mystery illnesses plague Louisiana oil spill crews

I Just saw a "news" report on CNN that says the ocean in the Gulf is "cleaner & safe to fish" & the "fishing is clean & the fish are safe to eat" !! Really ?? Well if CNN
says so then it must be true right ?? Are they actually testing the fish all over the Gulf ?? I'll look into it & get back to you ....
Meanwhile read about the poor Gulf workers who only wanted to help
but are suffering much like the 9/11 workers ...

RACELAND, Louisiana (AFP) – Jamie Simon worked on a barge in the oily waters for six months following the BP spill last year, cooking for the cleanup workers, washing their clothes and tidying up after them.
One year later, the 32-year-old said she still suffers from a range of debilitating health problems, including racing heartbeat, vomiting, dizziness, ear infections, swollen throat, poor sight in one eye and memory loss.
She blames toxic elements in the crude oil and the dispersants sprayed to dissolve it after the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the coast of Louisiana on April 20, 2010.
"I was exposed to those chemicals, which I questioned, and they told me it was just as safe as Dawn dishwashing liquid and there was nothing for me to worry about," she said of the BP bosses at the job site.
The local doctor, Mike Robichaux, said he has seen as many as 60 patients like Simon in recent weeks, as this small southern town of 10,000 bordered by swamp land and sugar cane fields grapples with a mysterious sickness that some believe is all BP's fault.
Andy LaBoeuf, 51, said he was paid $1,500 per day to use his boat to go out on the water and lay boom to contain some of the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spewed from the bottom of the ocean after the BP well ruptured.
But four months of that job left him ill and unable to work, and he said he recently had to refinance his home loan because he could not pay his taxes.
"I have just been sick for a long time. I just got sick and I couldn't get better," LaBoeuf said, describing memory problems and a sore throat that has nagged him for a year.

Monday, April 18, 2011

4/18/2011 -- TOMORROW! April 19 -- Great Central US "shake-out" Public ...

Tomorrow is April 19th. Historically this day has had a great many tragic events.

April 19th 1775 -- Revolutionary War.

April 19th 1993-- Waco, Texas, Branch Davidian massacre.

April 19th 1995 -- Oklahoma city bombing.

April 20th 1999 -- Columbine massacre (tho investigation showed they intended for the shooting to take place on April 19th)

April 19th 2010 -- The gulf oil disaster

April 20th - Hitler's bday. Could this be the reason why ?? I'm not saying there is any cosmological reason for these events but these occult people tend to believe in numbers & dates & symbolism ...

So this video says there is a planned day of earthquake preparation. Same kind of events or drills occurred on 9/11 & on the day of the London Bombing where the very thing that happened was EXACTLY what the government just happened to be training for ... can you say foreknowledge ??

Also I read the following :

 "For the illuminati, it marks the start of the 13-day period leading up to May 1st, which is a high sabbath for practitioners of the occult."

As good an explanation as any ??

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Suicide Rates in U.S. Increase as Economy Declines, CDC Researchers Find -

Suicide Rates in U.S. Increase as Economy Declines, CDC Researchers Find -

Suicide rates in the U.S. tend to rise during recessions and fall amid economic booms, according to study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Suicides reached a record high of 22 people per 100,000 in 1932 during the Great Depression, CDC officials said in a report published online today in the American Journal of Public Health. That was double the rates seen in 2000, when 10 people per 100,000 took their lives as the economy prospered, the study found.

The study is the first to link business cycles and suicide rates among specific age groups, according to the Atlanta-based CDC. People in their “prime working ages” of 25 to 64 years old are the most likely to commit suicide during recessions, the study found.

35 Statistics That Show The Average American Family Has Been Broke Down, Tore Down, Beat Down, Busted And Disgusted By This Economy -

35 Statistics That Show The Average American Family Has Been Broke Down, Tore Down, Beat Down, Busted And Disgusted By This Economy -

The average American family is under more economic stress right now than at any other time since the Great Depression. Just check out the following statistics….

#1 Only 45.4% of Americans had a job during 2010. The last time the employment level was that low was back in 1983.

#2 Only 66.8% of American men had a job last year. That was the lowest level that has ever been recorded in U.S. history.

#3 In the United States, one-fourth of all the income is brought in by 1 percentof the people.

#4 Rising prices are putting an incredible amount of stress on American family budgets. According to John Williams of Shadow Government Statistics, if the U.S. government measured inflation the way that it did before 1980 the inflation rate would be much different. For example, Williams says that inflation rose at a 9.6 annual rate during the month of February using the old measurement.

#5 In a recent survey conducted by Deloitte Consulting, 74 percent of Americans said that they planned to slow down their spending in coming months due to rising prices.

#6 The price of U.S. crude oil has risen $20 a barrel over the last two months, and the average price of a gallon of gasoline in America is now about $3.79. At this point, the average price of gasoline is about one dollar higher than it was one year ago. Since the average American household goes through about 750 gallons of gas a year, that means that in 2011 American families will spend somewhere around $750 more for gas. So just what is the average American family supposed to do if a gallon of gasoline soon costs 4 or even 5 dollars a gallon?

#7 The average American now spends approximately 23 percent of his or her income on food and gas.

#8 Incredibly, 60 percent of all the students attending California public schools now qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches.

#9 The number of people on food stamps in the state of North Carolina has almost doubled over the past four years.

#10 Thanks to the globalization of the economy, U.S. workers now must directly compete for jobs with workers in places such as Indonesia. In Indonesia, full-time workers make as little as two dollars a day. So how are American workers supposed to compete with that?

#11 U.S. home values have fallen an astounding 6.3 trillion dollars since the peak of the real estate market in 2005.

#12 Back in 2005 at the peak of the housing bubble, the median property tax on a home in the United States was $1614. Today, even though home values have sunk like a rock, that figure has risen to $1917.

#13 According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, at least 8 million Americans are at least one month behind on their mortgage payments at this point.

#14 31 percent of the homeowners that responded to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey indicated that they are “underwater” on their mortgages.

#15 Two years ago, the average U.S. homeowner that was being foreclosed upon had not made a mortgage payment in 11 months. Today, the average U.S. homeowner that is being foreclosed upon has not made a mortgage payment in 17 months.

#16 The number of homes that were actually repossessed reached the 1 million mark for the first time ever during 2010.

#17 According to a recent census report, 13% of all the homes in the United States are sitting empty.

#18 According to the U.S. Census, the number of children living in poverty has gone up by about 2 million in just the past 2 years.

#19 According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average length of unemployment in the U.S. is now an all-time record 39 weeks.

#20 There are 10% fewer “middle class jobs” in the United States today than there were a decade ago.

#21 The United States has lost an average of 50,000 manufacturing jobs per month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.

#22 Half of all American workers now earn $505 or less per week.

#23 Total U.S. credit card debt is more than 8 times larger than it was just 30 years ago.

#24 Americans now owe more than $904 billion on student loans, which is a new all-time record high.

#25 Average household debt in the United States has now reached a level of 136% of average household income. In China, average household debt is only 17% of average household income.

#26 A staggering 25 percent of all American adults now have a credit score below 599.

#27 1.5 million Americans filed for bankruptcy in 2010. That represented the fourth yearly increase in bankruptcy filings in a row.

#28 Over the last decade, the number of Americans without health insurance has risen from about 38 million to about 52 million.

#29 One study found that approximately 41 percent of working age Americans either have medical bill problems or are currently paying off medical debt.

#30 According to a report published in The American Journal of Medicine, medical bills are a major factor in more than 60 percent of all personal bankruptcies in the United States. Of those bankruptcies that were caused by medical bills, approximately 75 percent of them involved individuals that actually did have health insurance.

#31 Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid. Today,one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid.

#32 According to the Federal Reserve, between 2007 and 2009 median household net worth in the United States fell by 23 percent.

#33 The Federal Reserve also says that median household debt in the United States has risen to $75,600.

#34 According to the Economic Policy Institute, almost 25 percent of all U.S. households now have zero net worth or negative net worth. Back in 2007, that number was just 18.6 percent.

#35 During this most recent economic downturn, employee compensation in the United States has been the lowest that it has been relative to gross domestic product in over 50 years.

Scientists warn FUTURE drugs designed to control human mind -

Scientists warn future drugs will be designed to control human mind -


It may sound like something out of a science fiction plot, but Oxford researchers say that modern conventional medicine is gradually developing ways to change the moral states of humans through pharmaceutical drugs, and thus control the way people think and act in various life situations. These new drugs will literally have the ability to disrupt an individual’s personal morality, and instead reprogram that person to believe and do whatever the drug designer has created that drug to do.

“Science has ignored the question of moral improvement so far, but it is now becoming a big debate,” said Dr. Guy Kahane from the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics in the UK. “There is already a growing body of research you can describe in these terms. Studies show that certaindrugs affect the ways people respond to moral dilemmas by increasing their sense of empathy, group affiliation and by reducing aggression.”

While this may sound good in theory, mind control is already a very dangerous side effect of existing drugs. Take the antidepressant drug Prozac, for instance, which has been known to cause those taking it to lash out in violent rages. One young boy murdered his father by beating him and stabbing him in the head, and hit his mother with a crowbar and stabbed her in the face, shortly after starting to take Prozac (…).

Nearly Half of U.S. Meat Tainted With Drug-Resistant Bacteria -

Nearly Half of U.S. Meat Tainted With Drug-Resistant Bacteria -

Here's something to think about the next time you stop by the meat counter at your local grocery store - there may be drug-resistant strains of bacteria lurking in that steak or chicken.

A study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, found that Staphylococcus aureus - a bacteria that causes most staph infections including skin infections, pneumonia and blood poisoning - are present in meat and poultry from U.S. grocery stores at "unexpectedly high rates."

Researchers found nearly half of the meat and poultry samples - 47 percent - were contaminated with S. aureus, and more than half of those bacteria - 52 percent - were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics.

For the study, researchers looked at 136 samples involving 80 brands of beef, chicken, pork and turkey from 26 grocery stores in five cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Flagstaff and Washington, D.C.

"For the first time, we know how much of our meat and poultry is contaminated with antibiotic-resistant Staph, and it is substantial," Dr. Lance B. Price, senior author of the study and Director of TGen's Center for Food Microbiology and Environmental Health, said in a news release. "The fact that drug-resistant S. aureus was so prevalent, and likely came from the food animals themselves, is troubling, and demands attention to how antibiotics are used in food-animal production today."

FDA Claims No Need To Test Pacific Fish For Japan Nuclear Radiation -

FDA Claims No Need To Test Pacific Fish For Japan Nuclear Radiation -


Source: Anchorage Daily

North Pacific fish are so unlikely to be contaminated by radioactive material from the crippled nuclear plant in Japan that there's no reason to test them, state and federal officials said this week.

Even with dangerous levels of radiation reported recently just off the coast from the Fukushima reactor complex, the ocean is so huge and Alaska fisheries so far away that there is no realistic threat, said FDA spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey. The Food and Drug Administration has oversight of the nation's food supplies.


20 signs that a horrific global food crisis is coming

In case you haven’t noticed, the world is on the verge of a horrific global food crisis. At some point, this crisis will affect you and your family. It may not be today, and it may not be tomorrow, but it is going to happen. Crazy weather and horrifying natural disasters have played havoc with agricultural production in many areas of the globe over the past couple of years. Meanwhile, the price of oil has begun to skyrocket. The entire global economy is predicated on the ability to use massive amounts of inexpensive oil to cheaply produce food and other goods and transport them over vast distances
Without cheap oil the whole game changes. Topsoil is being depleted at a staggering rate and key aquifers all over the world are being drained at an alarming pace. Global food prices are already at an all-time high and they continue to move up aggressively. So what is going to happen to our world when hundreds of millions more people cannot afford to feed themselves
Most Americans are so accustomed to supermarkets that are absolutely packed to the gills with massive amounts of really inexpensive food that they cannot even imagine that life could be any other way. Unfortunately, that era is ending.

There are all kinds of indications that we are now entering a time when there will not be nearly enough food for everyone in the world. As competition for food supplies increases, food prices are going to go up. In fact, at some point they are going to go way up.
Let’s look at some of the key reasons why an increasing number of people believe that a massive food crisis is on the horizon.

The following are 20 signs that a horrific global food crisis is coming….

#1 According to the World Bank, /25/opinion/25fri2.html">44 million people around the globe have been pushed into extreme poverty since last June because of rising food prices.

#2 The world is losing topsoil at an astounding rate. In fact, according to Lester Brown, “one third of the world’s cropland is losing topsoil faster than new soil is forming through natural processes”.
#3 Due to U.S. ethanol subsidies, almost a third of all corn grown in the United States is now used for fuel. This is putting a lot of stress on the price of corn.

#4 Due to a lack of water, some countries in the Middle East find themselves forced to almost totally rely on other nations for basic food staples. For example, it is being projected that there will be no more wheat production in Saudi Arabia by the year 2012.
#5 Water tables all over the globe are being depleted at an alarming rate due to “overpumping”. According to the World Bank, there are 130 million people in China and 175 million people in India that are being fed with grain with water that is being pumped out of aquifers faster than it can be replaced. So what happens once all of that water is gone?

#6 In the United States, the systematic depletion of the Ogallala Aquifercould eventually turn “America’s Breadbasket” back into the “Dust Bowl”.

#7 Diseases such as UG99 wheat rust are wiping out increasingly large segments of the world food supply.

#8 The tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in Japan have rendered vast agricultural areas in that nation unusable. In fact, there are many that believe that eventually a significant portion of northern Japan will be considered to beuninhabitable. Not only that, many are now convinced that the Japanese economy, the third largest economy in the world, is likely to totally collapse as a result of all this.

#9 The price of oil may be the biggest factor on this list. The way that we produce our food is very heavily dependent on oil. The way that we transport our food is very heavily dependent on oil. When you have skyrocketing oil prices, our entire food production system becomes much more expensive. If the price of oil continues to stay high, we are going to see much higher food prices and some forms of food production will no longer make economic sense at all.

#10 At some point the world could experience a very serious fertilizer shortage. According to scientists with the Global Phosphorus Research Initiative, the world is not going to have enough phosphorous to meet agricultural demand in just 30 to 40 years
#11 Food inflation is already devastating many economies around the globe. For example, India is dealing with an annual food inflation rate of 18 percent.
#12 According to the United Nations, the global price of food reached a new all-time high in February.
#13 According to the World Bank, the global price of food has risen 36% over the past 12 months.
#14 The commodity price of wheat has approximately doubled since last summer.
#15 The commodity price of corn has also about doubled since last summer.
#16 The commodity price of soybeans is up about 50% since last June.
#17 The commodity price of orange juice has doubled since 2009.
#18 There are about 3 billion people around the globe that live on the equivalent of 2 dollars a day or less and the world was already on the verge ofeconomic disaster before this year even began.
#19 2011 has already been one of the craziest years since World War 2. Revolutions have swept across the Middle East, the United States has gotten involved in the civil war in Libya, Europe is on the verge of a financial meltdown and the U.S. dollar is dying. None of this is good news for global food production.
#20 There have been persistent rumors of shortages at some of the biggest suppliers of emergency food in the United States. The following is an excerpt from a recent “special alert” posted on Raiders News Network….
Look around you. Read the headlines. See the largest factories of food, potassium iodide, and other emergency product manufacturers literally closing their online stores and putting up signs like those on Mountain House’s Official Website and Thyrosafe’s Factory Webpage that explain, due to overwhelming demand, they are shutting down sales for the time being and hope to reopen someday.
So what does all of this mean?
It means that time is short.
For years, many “doom and gloomers” have been yelling and screaming that a food crisis is coming.
Well, up to this point there hasn’t been much to get alarmed about. Food prices have started to rise, but the truth is that our stores are still packed to the rafters will gigantic amounts of relatively cheap food.
However, you would have to be an idiot not to see the warning signs. Just look at what happened in Japan after March 11th. Store shelves were cleared out almost instantly.
It isn’t going to happen today, and it probably isn’t going to happen tomorrow, but at some point a major league food crisis is going to strike.
So what are you and your family going to do then?
You might want to start thinking about that.