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Monday, September 30, 2013

Police Brutally Attack And Release Dog On Unarmed Teenager - Unbelievabl...

The EPA Takes An Ax To Self-Sufficiency: Most Woodburning Stoves Will Soon Be Illegal - Liberty Crier

The EPA Takes An Ax To Self-Sufficiency: Most Woodburning Stoves Will Soon Be Illegal - Liberty Crier

The Next Two Obamacare Lies

The Next Two Obamacare Lies

Joshua Nass on Appealing to the Next Generation, Even if They're Not Yet...

▶ A Conversation with Mariano Rajoy - YouTube

▶ A Conversation with Mariano Rajoy - YouTube

Stoning, terrorism defender keynotes D.C. banquet

Stoning, terrorism defender keynotes D.C. banquet

"Intellectual Bodyguards of the State" | Peter G. Klein - YouTube

"Intellectual Bodyguards of the State" | Peter G. Klein - YouTube

Ted Cruz: The Distinguished Wacko Bird from Texas

Ted Cruz: The Distinguished Wacko Bird from Texas

Anti-Angiogenensis: Can we eat to starve cancer? | The Big Picture

Anti-Angiogenensis: Can we eat to starve cancer? | The Big Picture

Welcome to the Security State, America | The Big Picture

Welcome to the Security State, America | The Big Picture

Obama Slams Door On Negotiations With Congress

Obama Slams Door On Negotiations With Congress

Syria Analyst Fired Over False Academic Creds Finds New Employment With… | Video | TheBlaze.com

Syria Analyst Fired Over False Academic Creds Finds New Employment With… | Video | TheBlaze.com

Samuel Smiles has some words for America written in 1880.

Student refuses to remove cap in Bromley College unless Muslim women remove their headdresses |

Student refuses to remove cap in Bromley College unless Muslim women remove their headdresses |

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Giant Deadly Hornets Kill Dozens In China; Venom Dissolves Flesh and they Can Spray It

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Giant Deadly Hornets Kill Dozens In China; Venom Dissolves Flesh and they Can Spray It

Halle Berry's Law and is Social Media Monitoring Coming to a School Near...

N.S.A. has your 'social media graph.' (including your location and associates). Was the Facebook Graph Search a government project? | Red Ink News

N.S.A. has your 'social media graph.' (including your location and associates). Was the Facebook Graph Search a government project? | Red Ink News

▶ NOVA | 16th Century Nose Jobs | PBS - YouTube

▶ NOVA | 16th Century Nose Jobs | PBS - YouTube

People Who Have Never Heard of Obamacare Exist

Say What? Self-Destructive Democrats Helping to Restore Sanity

Say What? Self-Destructive Democrats Helping to Restore Sanity

Google has been secretly harvesting the passwords of all Wi-Fi devices everywhere

Google has been secretly harvesting the passwords of all Wi-Fi devices everywhere

Google has been secretly harvesting the passwords of all Wi-Fi devices everywhere

Google has been secretly harvesting the passwords of all Wi-Fi devices everywhere

Sunday, September 29, 2013

No Way, Man! Last VW Bus To Soon Roll Off Assembly Line : The Two-Way : NPR

No Way, Man! Last VW Bus To Soon Roll Off Assembly Line : The Two-Way : NPR

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Is the U.S. Headed in the Right Direction?

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Is the U.S. Headed in the Right Direction?

WCJ Today

America’s electronic medical records mess - The Washington Post

America’s electronic medical records mess - The Washington Post

Sen. Ron Wyden: NSA 'repeatedly deceived the American people' | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Sen. Ron Wyden: NSA 'repeatedly deceived the American people' | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

“Whoa Whoa Whoa, Stop!” Dianne Feinstein Misstates the 2011 Violations | emptywheel

“Whoa Whoa Whoa, Stop!” Dianne Feinstein Misstates the 2011 Violations | emptywheel

11 Pieces of Obamacare Conventional Wisdom That Shouldn’t Be So Conventional - Bloomberg

11 Pieces of Obamacare Conventional Wisdom That Shouldn’t Be So Conventional - Bloomberg

Three Unlearned Lessons From the Financial Crisis - Bloomberg

Three Unlearned Lessons From the Financial Crisis - Bloomberg

dallasfed.org/ How Bad was 2007?

dallasfed.org/assets/documents/research/staff/staff1301.pdf

American Workers: Hanging on by the Skin of Their Teeth » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

American Workers: Hanging on by the Skin of Their Teeth » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

EXCLUSIVE: Organizers Of Truckers’ March Reveal Plans For Massive Protest In DC | Ben Swann Truth In Media

EXCLUSIVE: Organizers Of Truckers’ March Reveal Plans For Massive Protest In DC | Ben Swann Truth In Media

Saturday, September 28, 2013

President Obama Would Shut Down the Government, But He Won’t Negotiate Obamacare Compromise, Says AMAC - AMAC, Inc.

President Obama Would Shut Down the Government, But He Won’t Negotiate Obamacare Compromise, Says AMAC - AMAC, Inc.

Time to tame the NSA behemoth trampling our rights | Yochai Benkler | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Time to tame the NSA behemoth trampling our rights | Yochai Benkler | Comment is free | theguardian.com

ZoNation: Take a Cruz?

Exclusive: PJTV Interviews Texas Lt. Gov. Candidate Todd Staples

Blood donations from people vaccinated against HPV may be harmful to recipients

Blood donations from people vaccinated against HPV may be harmful to recipients

Bad Optics: Obama and HHS vs Little Sisters of the Poor

Bad Optics: Obama and HHS vs Little Sisters of the Poor

BIG RIGS STOP HAULIN' ~ ROLLIN' INTO D.C.!!! (REMIX)

▶ Stun Cuffs The New Shock Collar For The Sheeple - YouTube

▶ Stun Cuffs The New Shock Collar For The Sheeple - YouTube

Friday, September 27, 2013

Good For The Country...But Not Congress

▶ Washington Week | Budget Battle, Obamacare, US-Iran relations, Syria - YouTube

▶ Washington Week | Budget Battle, Obamacare, US-Iran relations, Syria - YouTube

130927 – Flash Bonds | The Hyper Report

130927 – Flash Bonds | The Hyper Report

Florida Woman Given 20 Years for Firing a Warning Shot Will Get a New Trial - Eric Levenson - The Atlantic Wire

Florida Woman Given 20 Years for Firing a Warning Shot Will Get a New Trial - Eric Levenson - The Atlantic Wire

Latest Fukushima Crisis Shows Catastrophic Threat of Nuclear Power Companies

Latest Fukushima Crisis Shows Catastrophic Threat of Nuclear Power Companies

Family dog helps alert parents to abusive baby sitter - Yahoo News

Family dog helps alert parents to abusive baby sitter - Yahoo News

Obamacare Vote Results

Obamacare Vote Results

Germany’s Tea Party: A Threat to European Unity | The Fiscal Times

Germany’s Tea Party: A Threat to European Unity | The Fiscal Times

Why Conservatives Should Reread Milton Friedman - NYTimes.com

Why Conservatives Should Reread Milton Friedman - NYTimes.com

Blueprint to Nullify the NSA: 4th Amendment Protection Act | Tenth Amendment Center Blog

Blueprint to Nullify the NSA: 4th Amendment Protection Act | Tenth Amendment Center Blog

NSA Spying: 4th Amendment Protection | Tracking and Action Center

NSA Spying: 4th Amendment Protection | Tracking and Action Center

▶ Krauthammer: Obama's Optimism on Iran Unjustified - YouTube

▶ Krauthammer: Obama's Optimism on Iran Unjustified - YouTube

▶ Washington Week Webcast Extra | Iran's New President and Terror in Kenya - YouTube

▶ Washington Week Webcast Extra | Iran's New President and Terror in Kenya - YouTube

▶ Tonight on Washington Week: September 27, 2013 - YouTube

▶ Tonight on Washington Week: September 27, 2013 - YouTube

▶ NOVA | Carnivorous Plants and Killer Ants | PBS - YouTube

▶ NOVA | Carnivorous Plants and Killer Ants | PBS - YouTube

Why Ted Cruz’s Filibuster Was Not Like Rand Paul’s | The American Conservative

Why Ted Cruz’s Filibuster Was Not Like Rand Paul’s | The American Conservative

Do We Need a New Constitutional Convention? | The American Conservative

Do We Need a New Constitutional Convention? | The American Conservative

Walter E Williams - Preferences And Prejudice

▶ China's Growing Interest in Central Asia - YouTube

▶ China's Growing Interest in Central Asia - YouTube

Judge Napolitano: Is The FISA Court Constitutional? - Liberty Crier

Judge Napolitano: Is The FISA Court Constitutional? - Liberty Crier

Springy fibers developed to mend hearts

Springy fibers developed to mend hearts

Kindle Fire HDX vs. iPad mini

Kindle Fire HDX vs. iPad mini

POTUS Uses "Divide and Conquer" Blame Tactics To Divert U.S. Voters

POTUS Uses "Divide and Conquer" Blame Tactics To Divert U.S. Voters

Ending Road Rage/Neural Pathways

Remy: Obamacare Video Contest Song

What to Watch This Weekend

What to Watch This Weekend

Hassan Rouhani - YouTube

Hassan Rouhani - YouTube

Rove Compliments Cruz's Performance

Larry Pratt en Noticias Univision Discute el Control de Armas

▶ NOVA | Megastorm Aftermath (Preview) | PBS - YouTube

▶ NOVA | Megastorm Aftermath (Preview) | PBS - YouTube

Iranian President charms slobbering U.S. press corp | Red Ink News

Iranian President charms slobbering U.S. press corp | Red Ink News

Alawites for Assad | Foreign Affairs

Alawites for Assad | Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs | Akbar Ganji | Iranian Rapprochement and the Real Meaning of Ayatollah Khamenei's Heroic Flexibility | Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs | Akbar Ganji | Iranian Rapprochement and the Real Meaning of Ayatollah Khamenei's Heroic Flexibility | Foreign Affairs

▶ Ron Paul: The Abusive IRS - YouTube

▶ Ron Paul: The Abusive IRS - YouTube

'Mystery Man' Tops 10 Mass Shootings Prevented By Gun Owners | CNS News

'Mystery Man' Tops 10 Mass Shootings Prevented By Gun Owners | CNS News

Spy Car Protects Against Unscrupulous Cops - Liberty Crier

Spy Car Protects Against Unscrupulous Cops - Liberty Crier:

'via Blog this'

Central Asia and Afghanistan: A Tumultuous History | Stratfor

Central Asia and Afghanistan: A Tumultuous History | Stratfor

Barack Obama has 19.5m fake Twitter followers | Mail Online

Barack Obama has 19.5m fake Twitter followers | Mail Online

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Missouri Should pass a law exempting Unorganized Militia from FED Gun Grab | Ben Swann Truth In Media

Missouri Should pass a law exempting Unorganized Militia from FED Gun Grab | Ben Swann Truth In Media

John McCain Defends Obamacare, Slams Cruz’s Filibuster: “Elections Have Consequences” | Ben Swann Truth In Media

John McCain Defends Obamacare, Slams Cruz’s Filibuster: “Elections Have Consequences” | Ben Swann Truth In Media

Colion Noir For NRA NEWS: "Remember New Orleans?"

▶ Moderation: The New Modernity - YouTube

▶ Moderation: The New Modernity - YouTube

Where did the boomer women go? | Marketplace.org

Where did the boomer women go? | Marketplace.org

▶ You Really Ought to Go Home - YouTube

▶ You Really Ought to Go Home - YouTube

130926 – Political Fakes | The Hyper Report

130926 – Political Fakes | The Hyper Report

Tribute- A Soldier Died Today

A Poem Worth Reading

He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.

He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
 

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
 
Papers tell of their life story
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
 

It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
 

Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Soldier 
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.
 
  
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:

"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."
 

Suicide Prevention | The American Legion

Suicide Prevention | The American Legion

Why You Should Advertise on Google and Facebook [Digett]

Why You Should Advertise on Google and Facebook [Digett]:

'via Blog this'

Stanford scientists build first carbon nanotube computer

Stanford scientists build first carbon nanotube computer

Bridging the News Gap, with Professor Matt Noyes | Fairewinds Energy Education

Bridging the News Gap, with Professor Matt Noyes | Fairewinds Energy Education

▶ Don't Let THEM Detroit Virginia - YouTube

▶ Don't Let THEM Detroit Virginia - YouTube

▶ Don't Let THEM Detroit Virginia - YouTube

▶ Don't Let THEM Detroit Virginia - YouTube

▶ Don't Let THEM Detroit Virginia - YouTube

▶ Don't Let THEM Detroit Virginia - YouTube

"For Their Own Protection": Children in Long-Term Solitary Confinement

Sen. Paul Appears on Fox's Hannity- September 25, 2013

John Stossel - Middle East Misperceptions - YouTube

John Stossel - Middle East Misperceptions - YouTube

Changes in the American Family, 1970-2012 | The Big Picture

Changes in the American Family, 1970-2012 | The Big Picture

▶ Homicidal Maniacs Are on the Streets? Are Guns or Mental Illness to Blame for Mass Murders? - YouTube

▶ Homicidal Maniacs Are on the Streets? Are Guns or Mental Illness to Blame for Mass Murders? - YouTube

Republican Congressman calls Ted Cruz a ‘practitioner of governmental terrorism’ | CANONCLAST.COM

Republican Congressman calls Ted Cruz a ‘practitioner of governmental terrorism’ | CANONCLAST.COM

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

John McCain PRAISES how Democrats passed Obamacare, says ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES… » The Right Scoop -

John McCain PRAISES how Democrats passed Obamacare, says ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES… » The Right Scoop -

News media’s revolving door to Obama White House blurs lines of objectivity | CANONCLAST.COM

News media’s revolving door to Obama White House blurs lines of objectivity | CANONCLAST.COM

Exclusive: More Benghazi weapons stolen by terror groups

The Americans Who Risked Everything - Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr.

The Americans Who Risked Everything - Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr.

47% of US jobs under threat from computerization according to Oxford study

47% of US jobs under threat from computerization according to Oxford study

With little fanfare, Apple gives the iMac a spec bump

With little fanfare, Apple gives the iMac a spec bump

Media Attacks Ron Paul For Supporting Homeschooling | Ben Swann Truth In Media

Media Attacks Ron Paul For Supporting Homeschooling | Ben Swann Truth In Media

IRS Official At Heart Of Tea Party Scandal Retires - Liberty Crier

IRS Official At Heart Of Tea Party Scandal Retires - Liberty Crier

Prison Planet.com » Off Duty Soldier Armed With Handgun Saves 100 Lives During Mall Siege

Prison Planet.com » Off Duty Soldier Armed With Handgun Saves 100 Lives During Mall Siege

Montana Legislature Needs To Take The Lead In Privacy Area - Liberty Crier

Montana Legislature Needs To Take The Lead In Privacy Area - Liberty Crier

▶ A Conversation with Hoshyar Zebari - YouTube

▶ A Conversation with Hoshyar Zebari - YouTube

▶ At U.N., Ted Turner Applauded for Blatant Sexism - YouTube

▶ At U.N., Ted Turner Applauded for Blatant Sexism - YouTube

Joe Biden's AR-15 Gun Advice For Women "get a shotgun" Funny

Diagnosis: Camden | Marketplace.org

Diagnosis: Camden | Marketplace.org

Larry Pratt and Colin Goddard with Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter on...

Larry Pratt and Colin Goddard with Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter on...

▶ A Conversation with Mohamed Moncef Marzouki - YouTube

▶ A Conversation with Mohamed Moncef Marzouki - YouTube

▶ ELTON JOHN IN CONCERT | Preview | PBS - YouTube

▶ ELTON JOHN IN CONCERT | Preview | PBS - YouTube

WEST POINT BLANK w/ ALLEN WEST: Pyrrhic Victory or Thermopylae? Fighting...

TRAITOR John Kerry Signs UN Arms Treaty ! ! !

Obamacare May Be the National ID Card Everyone Fears

11 Public Universities with the Worst Graduation Rates | The Fiscal Times

11 Public Universities with the Worst Graduation Rates | The Fiscal Times

Egypt bans the Muslim Brotherhood | Ian Welsh

Egypt bans the Muslim Brotherhood | Ian Welsh

GOP Idiocy Is No Excuse for Obamacare Disaster | The Fiscal Times

GOP Idiocy Is No Excuse for Obamacare Disaster | The Fiscal Times

Why Afghanistan Might Be NATO’s Last Fight | The Fiscal Times

Why Afghanistan Might Be NATO’s Last Fight | The Fiscal Times

Why Afghanistan Might Be NATO’s Last Fight | The Fiscal Times

Why Afghanistan Might Be NATO’s Last Fight | The Fiscal Times

130925 – Retire To Prison? | The Hyper Report

130925 – Retire To Prison? | The Hyper Report

Cop Busted Stealing Pro-gun Signs In New York - Liberty Crier

Cop Busted Stealing Pro-gun Signs In New York - Liberty Crier

Freedom Fighters Unite At LPAC, And The White House Is Their Target - Liberty Crier

Freedom Fighters Unite At LPAC, And The White House Is Their Target - Liberty Crier

People Control Obama Style

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▶ If the Moon were replaced with some of our planets - YouTube

▶ If the Moon were replaced with some of our planets - YouTube

▶ Cruz Faces Off Against Durbin - YouTube

▶ Cruz Faces Off Against Durbin - YouTube

▶ President Obama Uses Navy Yard Memorial Service to Push for Gun Control - YouTube

▶ President Obama Uses Navy Yard Memorial Service to Push for Gun Control - YouTube

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wolves in Sheep Clothing: Good and Bad Wolves

Wolves in Sheep Clothing: Good and Bad Wolves

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Will Republicans Please Put Up Or Shut Up? (I Expect Neither)

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Will Republicans Please Put Up Or Shut Up? (I Expect Neither)

Agriculture experts sounding the alarm over massive spread of superweeds due to GMOs, glyphosate

Agriculture experts sounding the alarm over massive spread of superweeds due to GMOs, glyphosate

Take a Peek at How Widespread Spying Has Become | The Big Picture

Take a Peek at How Widespread Spying Has Become | The Big Picture

Pandora Fans Flocking to Apple’s iTunes Radio | Daily Ticker - Yahoo Finance

Pandora Fans Flocking to Apple’s iTunes Radio | Daily Ticker - Yahoo Finance

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet - Quartz

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet - Quartz

Using the Internet to spread mass hysteria | Marketplace.org

Using the Internet to spread mass hysteria | Marketplace.org

The Writer Automaton

The Writer Automaton

Yale breakthrough bolsters fight against Alzheimer's

Yale breakthrough bolsters fight against Alzheimer's

Close encounter with a supermassive black hole

Close encounter with a supermassive black hole

International Forecaster

THE INTERNATIONAL FORECASTER
Saturday, September 21, 2013
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WORLD MARKETS

Taper Tantrum
By James Corbett
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper

With all due apologies to T.S. Eliot, the closing lines of “The Hollow Men” are perhaps the best summary of this past week's market activity. Given the litany of failed doomsday prophecies emanating from the Harold Campings and the 2012ers and the fiscal cliffers and the cultists of various stripes in recent years, perhaps we should have expected nothing less than this anti-climactic nothing that arrived so spectacularly after this week's Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Perhaps never before has a non-announcement of a change that didn't arrive been so widely anticipated or caught the markets so off guard.
For the dozen or so people living under a rock this past week who might not have heard the news, the Fed met for their September FOMC meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Chairman Ben announcing the decision not to taper in the after-meeting press conference. This caught nearly the entire economic world off guard, with its almost universal pre-meeting consensus that the Fed was going to start tapering immediately. Going into the meeting, the smart money was betting on a $5 to $15 billion cutback in its current $85 billion a month purchases of mortgage-backed securities and treasuries. But in a room full of crooks, Fuhrer Ben and the Fed gang were to prove once again that the smart money is still beholden to the Federal Reserve banksters, the biggest crooks of them all. The decision was announced in that bland-as-wallpaper market gobbledespeak that is the native tongue of all Fed chairmen:
“Taking into account the extent of federal fiscal retrenchment, the Committee sees the improvement in economic activity and labor market conditions since it began its asset purchase program a year ago as consistent with growing underlying strength in the broader economy. However, the Committee decided to await more evidence that progress will be sustained before adjusting the pace of its purchases. Accordingly, the Committee decided to continue purchasing additional agency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $40 billion per month and longer-term Treasury securities at a pace of $45 billion per month.”
Or, in plan speak, 'Carry on your pillaging and looting as usual, the Fed gravy train has not yet been derailed.'
But in an environment in which the taper had already been largely priced in, the announcement was enough to make some waves in markets across the board. 10-year treasuries, which had been flirting with the 3% rate since talk of the taper began back in May, plummeted accordingly, dipping down as low as 2.69% before stabilizing slightly above 2.7%. Equities surged as well, as the expectation that the Fed funny money will continue to find its way into the markets buoyed both the DJIA and the S&P, with the former reaching 15,709.58 and the latter 1729.86 before the euphoria began to wear off.
Meanwhile, the hedge effect is kicking in on the expectation that the Fed's QE Infinity will continue to feed the inflation chickens that will one day come home to roost. Precious metals rallied on the news with gold gaining nearly $70 in the first two days of trading (and back down another $30).  Oil and other commodities are also up with the USD taking a hit as the “taper = stronger dollar” calculations unwind.
And so it's back to business as usual. As I've been at pains to point out here and in my weekly conversation with Dr. Stan on Radio Liberty in recent months, “business as usual” in this phony, rigged, manipulated market means bizarro world economics, in which bad economic news spurs the markets upward (on the expectation that it means the Fed will print even more money to throw at the problem) and good economic news causes markets to plummet (on the expectation that the Fed will use the good news as an excuse to turn off the free money spigot). It leaves investors and market participants in the strange position of wishing for the worst in the hopes that they can enrich their own portfolio in the wake of the bad news.
According to the Fed's terms, this is success! They say the magic words “no taper” and the markets go ballistic. Think of all the wealth that's been created in the past few days for all those investors! Is it real wealth? Of course not. It's illusory wealth created on the back of the expectation that the dollar will be devalued even more than previously expected, but the Fed gang's trick is to keep people dependent on their pronouncements and awaiting every word from Bernanke's mouth with baited breath. They are the Masters of Reality.
What the Masters of Reality desperately don't want you to ponder too deeply is that their decision to continue on with QE Infinity is a tacit admission that the “jobless recovery” that has supposedly taken place since the Lehman collapse has in fact been a Fed-fueled sham, and that taking away the Fed punch bowl will bring the party to an unpleasant end. Peter Schiff explains in his no-nonsense way:
“The Fed's failure yesterday to announce some sort of tapering of its QE program, despite the consensus of an overwhelming percentage of economists who expected action, once again reveals the degree to which mainstream analysts have overestimated the strength of our current economy. The Fed understands, as the market seems not to, that the current 'recovery' could not survive without continuation of massive monetary stimulus. Mainstream economists have mistaken the symptoms of the Fed's monetary expansion, most notably rising stock and real estate prices, as signs of real and sustainable growth.”
The problem has not been solved, not by a long shot. If anything, it's only been postponed. The Federal Reserve has erected the dam of QE Infinity to protect the phony baloney markets from the consequences of the 2008 collapse. But for each year that they keep that dam in place, the tsunami that threatens to engulf the markets when it is finally released only grows in strength.
Zerohedge, as usual, has the perfect tongue-in-cheek headline to describe the state of the markets: “Party Like It's 1999!” Indeed, the parallels with 1999 are uncanny as they are ominous. In 1999 the Fed began a liquidity injection to help allay Y2K market crash fears. Serious investors were already mocking the ridiculous overvaluations of the tech bubble (ahhh, the halcyon days of “Dow 40,000”!), but the Fed injection helped buoy the markets even further. As a result, those same serious investors all decided to climb aboard the gravy train in the 4th Quarter after having sat the first 3 out, and the rest, as they say, is history. And what a messy story it is, leading from the bursting of the tech bubble to the inflation of the housing bubble to the Lehman collapse to the inflation of the largest bond bubble in the history of the world. So is this a 1999 repeat? Will we see the markets pile on to this rally with the same “irrational exuberance” that set up the first big bubble burst of the new century?
While everyone ponders that question, there are unfortunately still a number of gloomy clouds on the horizon to deal with, economically speaking. The political games in Congress are gearing up again as the government brushes up against its next debt ceiling. The House passed a bill to raise the ceiling on Friday, but it simultaneously eliminates funding for Obamacare. Although that sounds good in theory, in political reality the bill is not going to be approved by the Senate or signed off on by Obama, so this round of negotiations, too, will doubtless come down to the last possible minute, giving the ratings agencies another reason to rethink America's credit rating.
Also up in the air is the issue of the next Federal Reserve chairman. Bernanke will be abandoning the sinking QE Infinity ship when his second term at the helm ends next January 31st. So far the clear favorite among economists remains Janet Yellen, although some argue that Obama has been turned off by her public campaigning for the position. If it is Yellen that gets in though, we can expect to see a “Helicopter Ben” repeat...only more so. Yellen has the reputation of a so-called monetary “dove,” meaning she is very much in favor of easing and will likely keep the Fed party running well into her next term. If Yellen or some like-minded easy money advocate takes over at the Fed, there will be no brake on the QE engine and the inflationists may just be right after all about the ultimate end to this bond-bubble saga.
One of the largest problems on the horizon, however, is that we are exactly back to where we were last May. Everyone knowing that a taper will come at some point, but no one knowing when. Every FOMC member's statements will still be scried by the economic priest class as if they are reading the entrails of a slaughtered pig. Every asset class will continue to turn on the “will they?” / “won't they?” melodrama of the Fed's QE taper teasing. And the market will continue to be wrenched further and further away from any semblance of reality. Judging by how far off the economists already are from that reality (believing the economy to be strong enough for a taper when it clearly is not), one can only imagine what another year or two of the Fed-induced stimulus will do to the markets. And not just at home, either, but all around the world. The taper drama has already almost tanked the Indian economy and threatened to destabilize numerous others around the world.
The question that needs to be the burning political question of our times is: How much longer will the American people allow the Fed to hold a loaded gun to the head of the world economy? And can we afford to wait for an answer to that question?

             
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US MARKETS

Massive Lies
By Bob Rinear
The quotation "The lady doth protest too much, methinks." comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act III, scene II, where it is spoken by Queen Gertrude, Hamlet's mother. In Shakespeare's time, "protest" meant "vow" or "declare solemnly". The context is a play within a play, and the Queen criticizes the Player Queen's speech on the grounds that excessive avowal of her plan to not remarry after the Player King's death sounds hollow and insincere.  Old William knew some things about human nature.
Over the years, one can find many examples of situations where either a politician, or a special interest group, or the media or whom ever has gone over the edge in promoting their agenda, to the point where you just know it’s pure baloney, but they keep pushing.  This is incredibly true in our modern times as social media and the instantaneous transmission of communications allows a falsehood to be repeated billions of times in an hour. 
I could make quite the list of major headlines and agendas that have been created and fostered on the public, but where it is not based on fact or truth.  One of the recent “big ones” is the man made global warming issue. When Al Gore created his movie so many years ago, I went and saw it. I, like everyone else wanted to hear just how badly “humans” had screwed things up, and what we should do about it. Well, after seeing the movie I went back to the office and spent months digging into the truth. What I found was that it was a hoax. A horribly devastating hoax and I said so at the time.  I laid out what I had found and told every one in our letters that we were being railroaded into a hoax so carbon exchanges could be developed and the Governments would have even more control over business. 
Naturally I got all manner of hate mail, as people called me a nut, a “conservative determined to rape the planet for money” and all other disgusting things. But as time has gone on, we’ve seen the hidden emails, the scientists “on the take” that huddled together trying to find ways to hide data, and the campaign to financially ruin anyone that didn’t play their little game.  Well just this week the Associated Press published some “leaked” papers where the heads of Governments have asked for data to be hidden because they can’t explain the lack of global warming over the last 15 years and there are some data points showing a new cooling trend emerging. So that prompted them to suggest that we can’t use 15 or 20 years worth of data, we should use centuries. 
OOOPS. If we use centuries of data, then we remove the idea that it was MAN that is causing the changes. Politicians never think past tomorrow. In any event, we know that the climate change/global warming folks are hiding data, changing data, and playing every manner of game to prove that humans are heating up the globe and we’re all going to die if we don’t follow their money making agendas.  Me thinks the lady doth protest too much. 
Another major lie is the one where we’ve all been told that after the financial meltdown of 2008, all the new regulations and rules have made the banks safer and removed all the manipulations and frauds in the system. Ha, since then we’ve had the LIBOR price fixing scandal, the JPM illegal short positions in precious metals, “whales”,  raiding private accounts (Cyrpus),  Money laundering,  700 trillion in derivative positions, MF Global stealing customer money, Sentinel stealing customer money and the court approving it and dozens of other illegal activities.  So when you see these blowhards on TV telling you how much safer the banking system is, consider “the lady doth protest too much”
Then of course we’ve got the gun grabbers running amok over the Naval yard shootings. They were so rabid about exposing the danger of the so called assault weapon that they claimed this guy used an AR-15, and one professor has stated that kids of NRA members should be the next ones shot up.  How lovely. But of course the main stream media and idiots like this journalism professor never want to think about facts, it’s all about feelings. There was NO AR-15 in the Naval yard shooting. He used a shot gun and then acquired hand guns from guards.  “They” hate the idea of an armed society,  and will use any tragedy to push their agenda. Does it matter that the facts ALWAYS show less violent crime in high gun areas? NO. Does it matter that “gun safe” zones are main attractions of these lunatics? No.  The lady definitely protest too much. 
But one area where they should be protesting and you don’t hear as much as a mouse squeak is this little fact.  In EVERY case of one of these mass shootings, some form of SSRI drug has been involved. Now I want you all to pay attention to this folks because it will showcase just how powerful big lobby money really is. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the major “killers” of our time, but they continue to pump out drugs that often cost more in damage than they “heal”. 
What’s an SSRI? Well, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), are a class of psychotropic drug, of which Prozac (fluoxetine) was the first.  Other SSRIs are Zoloft (sertraline), Paxil (paroxetine) (known in the UK as Seroxat), Celexa (citalopam),  Lexapro (escitalopram), and Luvox (fluvoxamine).  Other newer antidepressants are Remeron (mirtazapine), Anafranil (clomipramine) and the SNRIs Effexor (venlafaxine), Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) as well as the dopamine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant Wellbutrin (bupropion) (also marketed as Zyban).
There has been 66 documented School shootings where the perps were on an SSRI.  Remember Columbine? You bet.  The best collection of “violence” where the perp was on one or more of these drugs lists 4,800 instances… mostly since the year 2000. They include 115 cases of bizarre behavior, 66 school shootings/incidents, 68 road rage tragedies, 19 air rage incidents, 101 arson cases, 70 postpartum depression cases, over 1,000 murders (homicides) or murder attempts, over 300 murder-suicides (30% committed by women) and other acts of violence including workplace violence.
Yet despite this enormous “fact” that these drugs are involved in almost every instance of a mass shooting, where is the media?? Where are the demands that the Pharmaceutical companies come clean on what they know? Where’s the outrage from the “gun control nuts” demanding answers? No where, that’s where. While Uncle Sam doesn’t want you to be able to defend yourself, he doesn’t want you to think clearly either. He loves when you’re a medicated couch potato. If it turns you into a maniacal lunatic, well so be it. Oh, and don’t forget the money kickbacks. They love that even more. I think the fact that the “lady doesn’t protest at all” means it is something we should be examining VERY closely. 
I guess you get the point of this little article. When you hear a politician, or Wall Street banker or Climate nazi, or what ever, continually going after their agenda with gusto…they’re hiding something or lying. It’s the things that they say “oh that doesn’t matter”  or they ignore completely that is the important issues that should be looked into carefully.  Consider gold manipulation. All the talking heads will tell you that this is nothing but conspiracy nut fantasy and that there’s no such thing. Yet we’ve proven it time and time again, Whistle blowers have admitted it, evidence has been given to the CFTC and SEC. Yet what do we get? Crickets. Silence.  “Move along, there’s nothing to see here”. 
I’m sure you could add to the list.  Think Obama Care. The media is still trying to tell you how wonderful it will be, while even Unions are telling Obama to kill this thing and hundreds of companies have cut work hours.  Think the Fed “taper” we just lived through. The chorus was so loud, so complete that 90% of the world was convinced we were going to see them cut QE. I said I didn’t think they would. They didn’t and what happens ten minutes after the announcement of no taper? The talking heads start to tell us about how it will probably happen in October. The louder that gets, the less likely it is. 
The bottom line is that the media as a whole will always push you in the wrong direction on virtually any issue. Again, if they’re whooping and hollering about it, it’s the wrong direction. If they’ve ignored it, or dismissed it, it is the real direction you should be looking.  Don’t buy the hype. Do your own homework.  You’ll then know the truth and how you should react. 

25 Fast Facts About The Federal Reserve
By Michael Snyder
As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve, it is absolutely imperative that we get the American people to understand that the Fed is at the very heart of our economic problems.  It is a system of money that was created by the bankers and that operates for the benefit of the bankers.  The American people like to think that we have a "democratic system", but there is nothing "democratic" about the Federal Reserve.  Unelected, unaccountable central planners from a private central bank run our financial system and manage our economy.  There is a reason why financial markets respond with a yawn when Barack Obama says something about the economy, but they swing wildly whenever Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke opens his mouth.  The Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does by a huge margin.  The Fed is the biggest Ponzi scheme in the history of the world, and if the American people truly understood how it really works, they would be screaming for it to be abolished immediately.  The following are 25 fast facts about the Federal Reserve that everyone should know...
#1 The greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history was whenthere was no central bank.
#2 The United States never had a persistent, ongoing problem with inflation until the Federal Reserve was created.  In the century before the Federal Reserve was created, the average annual rate of inflation was about half a percent.  In the century since the Federal Reserve was created, the average annual rate of inflation has beenabout 3.5 percent, and it would be even higher than that if the inflation numbers were not being so grossly manipulated.
#3 Even using the official numbers, the value of the U.S. dollar has declined by more than 95 percent since the Federal Reserve was created nearly 100 years ago.
#4 The secret November 1910 gathering at Jekyll Island, Georgia during which the plan for the Federal Reserve was hatched was attended by U.S. Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department A.P. Andrews and a whole host of representatives from the upper crust of the Wall Street banking establishment.
#5 In 1913, Congress was promised that if the Federal Reserve Act was passed that it would eliminate the business cycle.
#6 The following comes directly from the Fed's official mission statement: "To provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. Over the years, its role in banking and the economy has expanded."
#7 It was not an accident that a permanent income tax was also introduced the same year when the Federal Reserve system was established.  The whole idea was to transfer wealth from our pockets to the federal government and from the federal government to the bankers.
#8 Within 20 years of the creation of the Federal Reserve, the U.S. economy was plunged into the Great Depression.
#9 If you can believe it, there have been 10 different economic recessions since 1950.  The Federal Reserve created the "dotcom bubble", the Federal Reserve created the "housing bubble" and now it has created the largest bond bubble in the history of the planet.
#10 According to an official government report, the Federal Reserve made 16.1 trillion dollars in secret loans to the big banks during the last financial crisis.  The following is a list of loan recipients that was taken directly from page 131 of the report...
Citigroup - $2.513 trillion
Morgan Stanley - $2.041 trillion
Merrill Lynch - $1.949 trillion
Bank of America - $1.344 trillion
Barclays PLC - $868 billion
Bear Sterns - $853 billion
Goldman Sachs - $814 billion
Royal Bank of Scotland - $541 billion
JP Morgan Chase - $391 billion
Deutsche Bank - $354 billion
UBS - $287 billion
Credit Suisse - $262 billion
Lehman Brothers - $183 billion
Bank of Scotland - $181 billion
BNP Paribas - $175 billion
Wells Fargo - $159 billion
Dexia - $159 billion
Wachovia - $142 billion
Dresdner Bank - $135 billion
Societe Generale - $124 billion
"All Other Borrowers" - $2.639 trillion
#11 The Federal Reserve also paid those big banks $659.4 million in fees to help "administer" those secret loans.
#12 The Federal Reserve has created approximately 2.75 trillion dollars out of thin air and injected it into the financial system over the past five years.  This has allowed the stock market to soar to unprecedented heights, but it has also caused our financial system to become extremely unstable.
#13 We were told that the purpose of quantitative easing is to help "stimulate the economy", but today the Federal Reserve is actually paying the big banks not to lend out 1.8 trillion dollars in "excess reserves" that they have parked at the Fed.
#14 Quantitative easing overwhelming benefits those that own stocks and other financial investments.  In other words, quantitative easing overwhelmingly favors the very wealthy.  Even Barack Obama has admitted that 95 percent of the income gains since he has been president have gone to the top one percent of income earners.
#15 The gap between the top one percent and the rest of the country is now the greatest that it has been since the 1920s.
#16 The Federal Reserve has argued vehemently in federal court that it is "not an agency" of the federal government and therefore not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
#17 The Federal Reserve openly admits that the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks are organized "much like private corporations".
#18 The regional Federal Reserve banks issue shares of stock to the "member banks" that own them.
#19 The Federal Reserve system greatly favors the biggest banks.  Back in 1970, the five largest U.S. banks held 17 percent of all U.S. banking industry assets.  Today, the five largest U.S. banks hold 52 percent of all U.S. banking industry assets.
#20 The Federal Reserve is supposed to "regulate" the big banks, but it has done nothing to stop a 441 trillion dollar interest rate derivatives bubble from inflating which could absolutely devastate our entire financial system.
#21 The Federal Reserve was designed to be a perpetual debt machine.  The bankers that designed it intended to trap the U.S. government in a perpetual debt spiral from which it could never possibly escape.  Since the Federal Reserve was established nearly 100 years ago, the U.S. national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger.
#22 The U.S. government will spend more than 400 billion dollarsjust on interest on the national debt this year.
#23 If the average rate of interest on U.S. government debt rises to just 6 percent (and it has been much higher than that in the past), we will be paying out more than a trillion dollars a year just in interest on the national debt.
#24 According to Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Congress is the one that is supposed to have the authority to "coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures".  So exactly why is the Federal Reserve doing it?
#25 There are plenty of possible alternative financial systems, but at this point all 187 nations that belong to the IMF have a central bank.  Are we supposed to believe that this is just some sort of a bizarre coincidence?

Footsie surges as US Fed opts to keep pumping out stimulus cash amid doubts about economic recovery
By Tanya Jefferies
Global financial markets have soared after the US Federal Reserve defied market expectations by keeping its stimulus programme intact for now.
Chairman Ben Bernanke voiced concern that the US economy was still not strong enough to sustain a recovery on its own, and warned a looming budget showdown in Washington might also have 'very serious consequences' unless a deal is reached soon.
US markets hit record highs in the aftermath of the Fed's pledge to continue pumping out $85billion of stimulus cash a month, while European and Asian stocks also rallied strongly.

The Greatest Financial Conspiracy In American History
By David Hodges
There is a conspiracy being perpetrated against the American people with regard to the true nature of America’s financial situation. To most people, America appears to be on her last economic legs and the future looks hopeless. On the other hand, America has never been wealthier. However, the wealth has been horded and hidden from the American people.
This article exposes why the central bankers and the corporate controlled media are attempting to make it appear as America is dead broke with no hope of recovery. The central bankers, through the government, have indeed hijacked and are hording and hiding substantial assets as they are planning to take the surface economy down as early as this fall/winter. The globalist strategy consists of convincing the people, in advance of the collapse, that there is no hope of economic recovery. Under this scenario, the perpetrators of the collapse will meet with less direct resistance, both in the collapse phase and in the recovery phase in which we will all witness the establishment of a world government and a one world economic system.
Which side is correct? Are we broke or do we have substantial hidden assets? Both sides are correct. The visible economy, which is obvious to all (e.g. the health of the fiat currency, the unemployment rate, national GDP relative to the planet’s GDP), clearly indicates that a collapse is imminent. However, there is also substantial wealth that is being horded on behalf of the banks and corporations by their governmental partners, which could make a significant difference in the health of our economy. The wealth is substantial and has successfully been hidden from most Americans
The Case for a Looming Economic Collapse
The undoing of the America currency has been a century in the making. In 1913, the most evil organization on the earth was created by an unconscionable act of Congress with the creation of the Federal Reserve. The United States national debt is more than 5000 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was first created, and this fact has served to turn nearly all of us into debt slaves with each of us vulnerable to the manipulation of the global elite.
The bankers who helped to create the Federal Reserve intended to permanently enslave the U.S. government to a perpetually expanding spiral of debt, and their plan has worked and their final victory is nearly at hand.
Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff, stated that the U.S. government is facing a “present value difference between projected future spending and revenue” of 222 trillion dollars in the years ahead. Where are we going to come up with 222 trillion dollars? The short answer is that we won’t under the existing set of economic rules that we are forced to live under.
In 2001, the United States represented 31.8 percent of the world’s economic activity.  By the end of 2011, that share had dropped to 21.6% in 2011, which means that America’s portion of the world’s economy is 32% smaller than it was a decade ago and it is declining more with each passing day. With economic indicators such as these, there is no way to climb out of the economic hole we have entered courtesy of the globalist inspired free-trade agreements (i.e. NAFTA, CAFTA and now the MEFTA, AFTA and the TPP). With these kinds of economic indicators, more Americans will be competing for a smaller number of jobs which are significantly declining in pay.
Over one hundred million unemployed Americans are no longer even looking for work. The next time you go into the Department of Motor Vehicles, please realize that you are subsidizing a drivers license for about a third of the people in that building. You are also paying for their health care, food stamps and shelter. And many of these lower class, poverty-stricken “Americans” are living a higher standard of living than you are and this is by design courtesy of Chairman Obama.
It Does Not Pay to Go to Work
Wayne Emmerich found that the family breadwinner who works only one week a month at minimum wage makes 92% as much as the breadwinner grossing $60,000 a year. Emmerich’s stats demonstrate that by working only one week a month one can save a lot of money in child care expense. But topping the list is Medicaid, which is accessible to minimum wage earners and the program has very low deductibles and co-pays. In short, by working only one week a month at a minimum wage job, a minimum wage earner is able to get total medical coverage for next to nothing courtesy of you and me.
The middle class is not as lucky as the $60,000 breadwinner pays out approximately $12,000 per year in health insurance costs with an addition $4,500 in co-pays. And if anyone in the part-time minimum wage earning family is disabled, SSI pays out an additional $8,088 per year. When one begins to calculate the expenses incurred by a typical breadwinner making $60,000 per year, compared to the part time minimum wage worker, coupled with minimum wage earners tax supported federal bailouts for these freeloaders, the poor have more discretionary income than those who pay the taxes that run the country. And if the part time minimum wage worker is willing to cheat and participate in the underground economy, they will have significantly more discretionary income than their hard-working $60,000 per year counterpart who actually works for a living. In short, if you are a full-time employee making above minimum wage, you are paying for your own economic demise. The numbers here suggest that we’d be better off staying home and living off of the labors of what’s left of the middle class and of course this would help to collapse the economy.
Unbearable Taxes Are Leading to Record Expatriation Rates
Overwhelmingly, the number one reason that Americans are fleeing the country is because of high taxes. The income tax rate rose this year to 39.6% from 35% for individuals earning more than $400,000 a year and married couples earning more than $450,000. As of this year, 77% of Americans will pay higher federal tax rates because the cuts in Social Security payroll taxes expired when Congress passed its tax package on New Year’s Day. The Tax Policy Center estimates that those who earn more than $1 million would pay an average of $170,341 more in taxes. The tax burden is adding crushing weight to a beleaguered upper and middle class America.
Hiding and Hording Massive Assets That Could Rescue the Country’s Economy
Americans are lamenting the fact that our budget deficit is now over $17 trillion dollars. Our national debt and deficit is a drop in the bucket compared to the assets that our government controls. However, far beneath the ground, the federal government owns the rights to mineral and energy leases, from which they receive royalties, rents, and bonus payment, states the Institute for Energy Research, an industry group. According to their estimates, government states that the assets are worth $128 trillion. That’s almost eight times the national debt. This is a hard asset which could be collateralized and matched against the deficit.
“These resources could be leased to third parties and could subsequently earn the state and national government huge royalties, rents, and bonus payments that it is estimated could total almost $150 billion over 10 years, just for the oil and gas leases alone.” Then why isn’t this being done? Simple, ask yourself who would lose money if these idle assets were to brought to fruition? The oil companies would lose money, that’s who! The same oil companies that block oil drilling on the North Shore of Alaska. The same oil companies who preserve the existing relationship with Middle Eastern nations, which someday, will pull us into a devastating world war with Syria and Iran.
Further, the unleashing of these assets would reduce the costs of energy for consumers and businesses. Now, the owners of the utilities, the same people who are the owners of the oil companies, could not permit that. The utilities have invested billions toward the installation of smart meters and a new infrastructure smart grid, in which they control all energy pricing.
Another factor that comes into play on why these assets are not being unleashed is because plentiful, reliable and cheap energy supplies would greatly accelerate economic growth and jump start the economy out of the doldrums. But when the globalists’ goal is the creation of a one world economic system, based upon keeping nations in debt, controlled by a tyrannical one world government, the old government and economy must be brought down and this economic boon to the economy cannot be allowed to transpire. Therefore, the government acts as a procurement agent for the globalists, who will eventually unleash these assets to themselves, after the collapse of the dollar.

House approves bill with deep food stamp spending cuts
By Charles Abbott
The Republican-run House of Representatives voted to cut spending on food stamps for the poor by $40 billion over 10 years on Thursday, defying a veto threat from the White House in the name of fiscal reform.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the driving force behind the legislation, said it was "wrong for working, middle-class people to pay" for abuse of the program, whose costs have skyrocketed in recent years.
Democrats pointed to nonpartisan estimates that the bill would end benefits to 4 million needy people in 2014.
Representatives passed the bill on a party-line vote, 217-200. Speaker John Boehner said passage would trigger long-awaited negotiations with the Democratic-controlled Senate over a new $500 billion farm bill, already a year overdue.
Senators voted in May for $4.5 billion in food stamp reductions, about 1/10th of the House proposal. With nutrition programs as the sticking point, analysts are skeptical that a compromise farm bill can be written that would pass in the sharply partisan Congress.


My UK Friend's Perspective

Awaken the Sheeple, no Taper, maybe October, just mind games, all smoke and mirrors on the political and economic front just to buy some more time! Attack on Syria still on the agenda, economic downturn continues unabated! German elections will ensure that their people will continue to bailout the Southern nations, money they will never see again! 2014 will be much worse, fallout of the Bubble Benanke printing press will be more acute! Precious metals will may new highs 2014, suppression will continue this year unless a greater war breaks out in the middle-east, sadly, more death and destruction for profits for the military industrial complex and Geo-politics! E.U. countries to slide into the financial abyss! Take care, keep strong!*;) winking

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