Monthly Archives: April 2010

36 Republicans, 5 Dems from Maryland sign taxpayer protection pledge

36 Republicans, 5 Dems from Maryland sign taxpayer protection pledge

Thirty-six politicians, four candidates, and one resignee from Maryland have signed the

20 Things You Need To Survive Economic Collapse as Next Great Depression Begins

20 Things You Need To Survive Economic Collapse as Next Great Depression Begins

Today, millions of Americans say that they believe that the United States is on the verge of a major economic collapse and will soon be entering another Great Depression. But only a small percentage of those same people are prepared for that to happen. The sad truth is that the vast majority of Americans would last little more than a month on what they have stored up in their homes. Most of us are so used to running out to the supermarket or to Wal-Mart for whatever we need that we never even stop to consider what would happen if suddenly we were not able to do that. Already the U.S. economy is starting to stumble about like a drunken frat boy. All it would take for the entire U.S. to resemble New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina would be for a major war, a terror attack, a deadly pandemic or a massive natural disaster to strike at just the right time and push the teetering U.S. economy over the edge. So just how would you survive if you suddenly could not rely on the huge international corporate giants to feed, clothe and supply you and your family? Do you have a plan?

Unless you already live in a cave or you are a complete and total mindless follower of the establishment media, you should be able to see very clearly that our society is more vulnerable now than it ever has been. This year there have been an unprecedented number of large earthquakes around the world and volcanoes all over the globe are awakening. You can just take a look at what has happened in Haiti and in Iceland to see how devastating a natural disaster can be. Not only that, but we have a world that is full of lunatics in positions of power, and if one of them decides to set off a nuclear, chemical or biological weapon in a major city it could paralyze an entire region. War could erupt in the Middle East at literally any moment, and if it does the price of oil will double or triple (at least) and there is the possibility that much of the entire world could be drawn into the conflict. Scientists tell us that a massive high-altitude EMP (electromagnetic pulse) blast could send large portions of the United States back to the stone age in an instant. In addition, there is the constant threat that the outbreak of a major viral pandemic (such as what happened with the 1918 Spanish Flu) could kill tens of millions of people around the globe and paralyze the economies of the world.

But even without all of that, the truth is that the U.S. economy is going to collapse. So just think of what will happen if one (or more) of those things does happen on top of all the economic problems that we are having.

Are you prepared?…

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Health freedom alert: Congressman Waxman sneaks anti-vitamin amendment into Wall Street reform bill

Health freedom alert: Congressman Waxman sneaks anti-vitamin amendment into Wall Street reform bill

(NaturalNews) Of all the sneaky tactics practiced in Washington D.C., this recent action by Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) is one of the most insidious: While no one was looking, he injected amendment language into the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173) that would expand the powers of the FTC (not the FDA, but the FTC) to terrorize nutritional supplement companies by greatly expanding the power of the FTC to make its own laws that target dietary supplement companies.

This is a little-known secret about the FTC and the nutritional supplements business: The FTC routinely targets nutritional supplement companies that are merely telling the truth about their products. Some companies are threatened by merely linking to published scientific studies about their products.

For example, here’s an important article that describes how to FDA criminally extorts money out of supplement companies: http://www.naturalnews.com/024567_h…

The FTC does much the same thing. They target a particular company that’s having success in the natural products marketplace, then they accuse that company of “inferring” that their products have some health benefit. From there, the FTC demands that the company engage in paying a massive fine to the FTC, which the FTC calls “consumer redress” even though none of the money actually goes to the consumers.

If you try to fight the FTC, they haul you into their own special “FTC courts” which are not public courts where you have the benefit of a jury, but rather they are courts where the judges are actually FTC employees and you have no rights. You are essentially guilty until proven innocent, and virtually no one has been found innocent by the FTC.

If the King says you’re guilty, then you’re guilty
The FTC also forces you to sign a “consent decree” which involves you admitting to committing crimes that you have actually never committed. These crimes include the “criminal misrepresentation of a product” by, for example, explaining that walnuts help support healthy cholesterol levels or that cherries ease symptoms of inflammation.

Using these methods, the FTC has extorted tens of millions of dollars out of nutritional supplement companies. More importantly, it has terrorized the industry and put several companies out of business, denying the American public access to products that could improve their health and prevent disease.

Waxman wants the FTC to have even more power over your vitamins
Now Congressman Henry Waxman wants to give the FTC even more powers by allowing the FTC to write its own laws without Congressional approval. This would allow a rogue agency to simply invent any new law it wants, such as requiring nutritional supplement companies to spend hundreds of millions of dollars “proving” the efficacy of a vitamin before they can sell it…

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Freedom Watch on Fox: Terri McCormick

Freedom Watch on Fox: Terri McCormick

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Greece Aid May Not Be Enough To Avoid a Default: Analysts

Greece Aid May Not Be Enough To Avoid a Default: Analysts

European policy makers say a Greek debt restructuring is not an option, but economists and some politicians are starting to suggest it may have to be part of the solution to Greece’s debt crisis.

Greece’s refinancing needs for the next three years total some 112 billion euros in terms of redemptions and interest, and continued deficit financing would raise that to 138 billion, estimates Colin Ellis, European economist at Daiwa Securities.

With Greece frozen out of the debt markets, euro zone governments and the International Monetary Fund are discussing terms of a three-year bailout package of emergency loans which might total between 90 and 120 billion euros.

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D.R. Horton Profit Jumps; Shares Rise

D.R. Horton Profit Jumps; Shares Rise

DRHorton said Friday it turned a profit in the fiscal second quarter as the homebuilder reported a 19 percent increase in completed sales.

The company also reported a 55 percent spike in new home orders as its results outpaced analysts’ expectations.

The builder said it had a profit of $11.4 million, or 4 cents a share, for the three months ended March 31. A year earlier, it had a loss of $108.6 million, or 34 cents a share.

Revenue was $896.8 million, up 16 percent from $775.3 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a loss of 1 cent per share on revenue of $863 million…

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The Crime Myth And Arizona

The Crime Myth And Arizona

This article is two fold. First, we will look at one of the myths that the Conservatives are spreading to justify their big government power grab in Arizona and we will see how this is false. Second, we will take the same idea, assume that it is true and show how their power grab is not justified even if it were true.

The statist myth used to support is often to accuse the migrants of being criminals and dangerous. They partake in the classic fear mongering of the statist. The Cato Institute points out that misguided fears of crime fuels Arizona

In Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi mentions precious-metals Ponzi schemes

In Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi mentions precious-metals Ponzi schemes

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

GATA is always nagging prominent journalists to look into the gold and silver price suppression story, as we did other day, calling to the attention of a dozen or so journalists and financial newsletter writers the excellent report by Vince Veneziani of Business Insider that the International Monetary Fund refuses to answer the most basic questions about its supposed gold reserves:

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The negative aspects of education in the United States

The negative aspects of education in the United States

I have a new article up at Learning From Dogs that examines the negative aspects of the American schooling system. I focus on the lack of emphasis on critical thinking skills, the effect of this system on the human mind, and the (possible) true purpose of compulsory education.

On April 15th, I looked at the positive aspects of the American educational system. Now I look at the other side of the coin, so to speak.

While in my last post I attempted to put a positive spin on the United States education system, I must here admit that I personally tend to view it in a much more negative light. There are several reasons for this, three of which I will try to elaborate on here…

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A Not So Wacky Proposal

A Not So Wacky Proposal

Jonah Goldberg, in the National Review, suggests what he calls a

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