Oct 15 13:15

Keiser Report: Global Sock Puppetry

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss sock puppetry on a global scale as the intrepid voter is convinced unemployment is plunging (while employment participation also plunges) while being hard sold on the dream of the ‘ownership society’ as fewer and fewer of them actually own any assets, let alone a home.

Oct 15 12:21


By veto-proof 70-27 vote, Senate voted to approve Pentagon appropriation bill for 2016, known as National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) The Senate has approved a 2016 Defense Department spending bill that earmarks nearly $1 billion to arm Syrian and Ukrainian rebels, including several batallions adopting neo-Nazi symbols and slogans. By a veto-proof 70-27 vote, the Senate voted on October 7 to approve the $612 billion Pentagon appropriation bill for 2016, known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). While most of the items in the bill would never be approved were our government to be bound by the enumerated powers of the Constitution, a few of the provisions are particularly pernicious.

Oct 15 11:50

Illinois gives lottery winners IOUs

The cash-strapped state of Illinois announced Wednesday they’ll be handing out IOUs for the time-being to any state lottery winner who wins more than $600.

Oct 15 11:25

U.S. Will Hit Debt Limit No Later Than Nov. 3, Treasury Secretary Warns

The U.S. government will hit a legal debt limit and be unable to borrow more money no later than Nov. 3, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US went through that debt limit months ago.

Oct 15 11:09

'Out of Control' Inequality: Global One Percent Owns Half of World's Wealth

The top one percent of households "account for half of all assets in the world," according to a new report from a leading multinational bank.

The 2015 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report puts worldwide wealth inequality at a level "possibly not seen for almost a century," the researchers write. The data also reveals a declining middle class and that the poorest half of the world's population owns just one percent of its assets. Meanwhile, the number of "ultra-wealthy" people continues to climb.

Oct 15 10:56

The Fed broke the market… Now it owns it

Oct 15 10:32

Greek Cash Ban Escalates: 'Permanent' Stricter "Capital Controls" On 3 Million Pensioners, Civil Servants Imposed

In a stunning move towards the elites' endgame of 'banning cash', Greek authorities unveiled stricter capital controls for civil servants and pensioners this weekend. By drastically limiting cash withdrawals and forcing the more 'controllable' compulsory use of plastic money, Greek authorities hope to stop tax evasion through the use of 'fake cash registers'.

Oct 15 10:31

Ignore The Media Bullsh!t - Retail Implosion Proves We Are In Recession

Here we go again. The dying legacy media will continue to support the status quo, who provide their dwindling advertising revenue, by papering over the truth with platitudes, lies, and misinformation. I have been detailing the long slow death of retail in America for the last few years. The data and facts are unequivocal. Therefore, the establishment and their media mouthpieces need to suppress the truth.

They spin every terrible report in the most positive way possible. They blame lousy retail results on the weather. They blame them on calendar effects. They blame them on gasoline sales plunging. That one is funny, because we heard for months that retail spending would surge because people had more money in their pockets from the huge decline in gasoline prices.

Oct 15 10:04

Euro drops on hopes of more QE after ECB admits it is missing its inflation target

The European Central Bank is missing its inflation target and will have to ramp up stimulus measures, according to the chief of Austria's central bank.

Ewald Nowotny, who sits on the board of the ECB, said it was "quite obvious" that monetary policymakers would now embark on further measures to lift inflation less than a year after the start of its unprecedented quantitative easing (QE) programme.

The comments, from the usually hawkish Mr Nowotny, mark the first time one of Europe's senior central bankers has all but confirmed more QE is coming.

Oct 15 10:02

Britain's biggest banks to be forced to separate retail banks from investment arms

Britain's biggest banks will have to run their retail banking operations as independent banks, almost entirely separate from their investment banking and overseas operations, as the Bank of England made it clear that there will be no relaxation of the incoming ring-fencing rules.

As a result, regulators hope the high street lenders will be able to continue running the retail arms with no difficulties even if their investment banking arms get into trouble.

Basic services such as payments and bank account access should be able to continue even if the parent group collapses.

Oct 15 09:59

Bo Polny – Is Gold Breaking Out?

Oct 15 09:20


“It’s pretty much my dream post-apocalyptic cyberpunk setup,” says Luke Iseman near his 160-square-foot box home. With a camp stove and a fridge “that’s a really simple hack,” his miniature shipping container nightmare chamber sits alongside 11 others in a warehouse at an undisclosed location in Oakland. File under: Apartment Sadness?

Oct 15 09:04

Migrants sue Berlin’s main refugee center for delays to welfare handouts

After weeks of waiting to get registered with Berlin authorities, a group of refugees and migrants have sued Berlin’s main refugee center for failing to grant their asylum benefits on time, which they were promised when Germany took them in.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We want more! We want more! We want more! We want more! We want more! We want more! We want more!" -- The Global Association of people who couldn't make it in their own countries and demand free stuff.

Oct 15 08:38

September/October Crash Coming Along Nicely

Oct 15 07:46

Acropolis fees soar to pay for Greek debt: Entrance prices at some of the country's most popular attractions could quadruple

The debt-riddled country is raising the ticket prices of the Acropolis of Athens, one of its most popular ancient sites dating from the 5th century BC, from £9 to a reported £38.

Oct 15 07:41

'Bonkers!' National Grid to use money from your bill to pay factories to not use power to keep the lights on this winter

Fears have been raised that electricity supplies have tightened significantly as a number of power plants close, in particular coal fired power stations which are shutting as they do not meet environmental standards.

Oct 15 07:26

"A Generation In Crisis" - The World Needs 5 Million Jobs/Month To Stymie Youth Extremism

For over 3 years we have pointed out that the surging youth unemployment was Europe's (if not the world's) scariest chart, because the last thing Europe needs is a discontented, disenfranchised, and devoid of hope youth roving the streets with nothing to do, easily susceptible to extremist and xenophobic tendencies: after all, it must be "someone's" fault that there are no job opportunities for anyone. Well, as Bloomberg reports, The World Bank has an unsettling message for young people around the globe: unless we create 5 million jobs a month, the situation is going to get worse.

Oct 15 07:21

Empire Fed Misses Again As New Orders Collapse To 5 Year Lows

After collapsing in August and unable to get up in September, October's Empire Fed bounced very modestly from -14.67 to -11.36 (but missed expectations for the 7th month of the last 8). This is the first time since 2009 that Empire Fed has printed below -10 3 months in a row putting The US firmly in recession territory, the underlying components were ugly with New orders crashing at the fastest pace since Nov 2010. Employees tumbled (as did inventories, although the plunge slowed) with prices received plumbing new cycle lows. In other words, total disaster... time to hike rates.

Oct 15 07:07

Wal-Mart’s Worst Stock Crash In 27 Years Is Another Sign That The Economy Is Rapidly Falling Apart

Now that a major global recession has begun, you would expect major retailers like Wal-Mart to run into trouble as consumer spending dries up, and that is precisely what is happening. On Wednesday, shares of Wal-Mart experienced their largest single day decline in 27 years after an extremely disappointing earnings projection was released.

Oct 15 06:51

Energy wars: “massive” oil discovery in Israel (Actually Syria)

By Jon Rappoport

For decades, Israel has been searching for oil in its own lands, with the hope of gaining energy independence.

Recent reports from Genie, a US oil-exploration company, suggest oil has been found in Israel. Lots of it...

Oct 15 06:34


Maybe we shouldn't renew our subscription? :) -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Thursday the U.S. debt limit will be exhausted Nov. 3, two days before previously estimated.

Oct 15 06:20

Wal-Mart’s Worst Stock Crash In 27 Years Is Another Sign That The Economy Is Rapidly Falling Apart

On Wednesday, shares of Wal-Mart experienced their largest single day decline in 27 years after an extremely disappointing earnings projection was released. The stock was down about 10 percent, which represented the biggest plunge since January 1988. Over 21 billion dollars in shareholder wealth was wiped out on Wednesday, and this was just the continuation of a very bad year for Wal-Mart stockholders. Overall, shares had already declined by 22 percent so far in 2015 before we even got to Wednesday.

Oct 15 06:20

Unlucky winners: Illinois lottery halts payouts of over $600 over state budget deadlock

Feeling like you've hit the jackpot through the Illinois Lottery? Well, think again.

State officials announced Wednesday that winners who are due to receive more than $600 won't get their money until the state's ongoing budget impasse is resolved. Players who win up to $600 can still collect their winnings at local retailers.

Oct 14 21:35

GCHQ can monitor MPs' communications, sercet court rules

Oh dear, the British MPs have suddenly found out that the 'Wilson Doctrine' they thought protected their privacy doesn't exit.
It amazes me how the lack of parliamentary oversight on the 'five eyes' has allowed for a system with a huge capacity for abuse.
The pig stuffers and child abusers in England. The visitors to Barney Franks brownstone in the Eighties. The spooks recorded all these and use them for control. It would be interesting to know what they have on Lindsay Graham.

It would seem from the present hysteria from the spooks over new Labour leader Corbyn means they have no dirt for control.
We pay their wages but they don't work for us.

Five eyes we have, five eyes that see, way too much for you and me.

Oct 14 19:21

What Marijuana Growers Can Learn from MSNBC Pot Barons of Colorado

This is the best marijuana industry reality television show yet, but what it shows more than anything else is that people are coming to the marijuana industry to get rich quick.

It really isn’t about getting high, exploring different strains of marijuana, or growing marijuana… it’s about money money money!

Some of the male pot barons in this television series really do act, look, and talk like “barons.”

They drink expensive alcohol and make endless toasts to money. You never see them using cannabis. But they do smoke huge, fat, non-cannabis cigars.

One has a Maserati and wants his company to be “the Costco of marijuana.”

Oct 14 17:53

1% now wealthier than 99% combined; 40% of US children in poverty; 30,000 children poverty-murdered daily. Arrests of .01% are when now???

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

hat tips: World Socialist Web Site, GlobalReseach

Credit Suisse documents in Global Wealth Report 2015 that the world’s wealthiest 1% now own more assets than Earth’s 99% combined.

This fact occurs simultaneously while 30,000 children die daily from preventable poverty, despite since 1969 these 1% and above wealth and political “leaders” of so-called “developed” and “former” colonial powers have promised to “end poverty once and for all, forever.” The total poverty deaths since just 1995 are ~400 million; more than all wars and violent deaths in recorded human history.

Please take a moment to experience that death from poverty is almost always gruesomely slow and painful, both for the victim and all who love them.

Please also note that “inhumane acts intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily injury” is the legal definition of “Crimes against humanity.”

Oct 14 15:52

Is Helicopter Money To Follow QE3?

Oct 14 15:32

The Numbers Say That A Major Global Recession Has Already Begun

The biggest bank in the western world has just come out and declared that the global economy is “already in a recession”. According to British banking giant HSBC, global trade is down 8.4 percent so far this year, and global GDP expressed in U.S. dollars is down 3.4 percent. So those that are waiting for the next worldwide economic recession to begin can stop waiting. It is officially here.

Oct 14 15:05

Osborne call on Labour MPs to vote in favor of govt. budget cuts

UK Chancellor George Osborne has called on the opposition Labour MPs to defy their leader Jeremy Corbyn and vote in favor of a harsh new fiscal charter.

Oct 14 15:03

U.S. Dept of Treasury To Auction Off Ed & Elaine Brown's House Next Week While They Rot In Prison For Tax Evasion

73-year old Ed Brown and his wife, 75-year-old Elaine Brown, are currently serving 37 and 35-year terms in federal prison for tax crimes and other felonies associated with the standoff with federal law enforcement agencies. The standoff lasted from February, 2007 to October 4, 2007, when the Browns were arrested by feds posing as 'patriot supporters.' The public auction for their home and commercial properties is being held on 10/22/2015 at 11:00 AM in New Hampshire. The U.S. Department of Treasury has posted an extensive 'NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE" on their website, with many dozens of photographs of the interior and exterior of the Brown's (former) home and outbuildings.

Oct 14 14:23

Newborn baby died after family evicted from social housing

A 10-week old baby, born prematurely, died after his parents and sister were evicted from social housing in Warwickshire following the withdrawal of tenancy support, a serious case review has found.

Oct 14 14:19

Reality Check: What We Know About TPP Makes It The Worst Trade Deal Ever

Right here in Atlanta, a dozen Pacific nations along with the United States have finalized a massive trade agreement called the Trans Pacific Partnership. But is the TPP literally the worst trade deal in the world?

This is a Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else.

Oct 14 12:54

Recession Setting Sail For Europe?

Oct 14 12:43

Eighty Percent of Us Owe Money to Institutions; Can We Leverage It to Reduce Inequality?

Among the most fascinating aspects of debt today is the fact that just about everybody has some. While we may not agree on which institutions are responsible or who should pay, at least 80 percent of us owe money – to banks, hospitals, universities or otherwise. How can organizers leverage this sad fact to build movements? Can the ubiquity of debt open the door to solutions that address its root causes, like severe inequality and massive disinvestment in the public sphere?

Oct 14 10:46

China's Middle Class Overtakes US as World's Largest

hina's middle class has surpassed that of the United States to become the world's largest, according to the 2015 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report.

Oct 14 10:45

US not headed in right direction, some on Main Street say

As the presidential debate season intensifies, small-business owners are pessimistic about the business climate and feel America is on the wrong track, according to a new survey.

Oct 14 10:20

A Timeline of CIA Atrocities

CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth, nationalize foreign-owned industry, and regulate business to protect workers, consumers and the environment. So, on behalf of American business, and often with their help, the CIA mobilizes the opposition. First it identifies right-wing groups within the country (usually the military), and offers them a deal: “We’ll put you in power if you maintain a favorable business climate for us.” The Agency then hires, trains and works with them to overthrow the existing government (usually a democracy).

Oct 14 10:11

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars closing on on three quarters of a million views!

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Word is getting out!

Oct 14 09:47

UBS Sees Sovereign Assets Shrinking by $1.2 Trillion

Central bank and sovereign wealth fund assets will shrink by $1.2 trillion, or almost 7 percent, by the end of the year as China and petrostates including Russia and Saudi Arabia dip into their savings amid slower growth and lower crude revenues, according to UBS Group AG.

Oct 14 09:38

This Picture Of A Weathered Sign Shows The Creeping Hints Of Ghost Towns

There is argument over what currently constitutes a full blown ghost town - total abandonment typically due to economic crises. Author Lambert Florin, however, that a ghost town is simply "a shadowy semblance of a former self." The sign above promised potential home buyers that a thriving school would serve their children when they…

Oct 14 08:29

Gold Hits 3.5-Month High Overnight.

Gold prices hit a 3.5-month high overnight as the bulls continue to gain technical momentum by pushing prices above what was stiff chart resistance at the August high. The next upside price objective for the energized gold market bulls is $1,200.00 an ounce.

Oct 14 08:15

Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces hefty damages

Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Tuesday found the iPhone maker used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm without permission in chips found in many of its most popular devices.

Oct 14 07:50


Oct 14 07:48

US Retail Sales Tumble Most Since January, Signal Sustained Recessionary Environment

Retail Sales (ex Auts) dropped 0.3% in September, the 2nd drop in a row, the biggest drop since January (at the heart of the weather-driven economic weakness). For the first time since February, the 'Control Group' Retail Sales dropped (down 0.1% vs +0.3% expectations) as sales dropped in 7 of 13 categories (but notably autos rose significantly but was offset by a collapse in gas station spending). Notably 27 out of 27 'experts' agreed that the control group sales data would not be negative.. wrong! Year-over-year data shows sustained stagnant growth in retail sales historically aligned with a recessionary environment.

Oct 14 07:47

Is This The "Death" Of The Dollar?

For the first time since September 2013, The USD Index just signalled a "death cross." Three of the last four times that the 50-day moving-average crossed below the 200-day moving-average, The USD Index tumbled significantly.

Oct 14 07:45

The Death Of Hopium

The "engine of our economy", the "cradle of innovation", the "land of tomorrow" -- whatever breathless hyperbole the fawning media is using this week -- is a sham. Silicon Valley has become a factory of hype, funneling gobs of early-stage capital into whatever half-credible concepts it can think of, and then pimping the artificially-inflated initial results of those tarted-up ventures to whichever "greater fool" is willing to acquire it or buy its IPO. Let that idiot figure out if it will ever turn a profit... Once the public's faith in Tech is shaken, how far behind will its faith in the Fed follow? Change happens quickly once beliefs shift.

Oct 14 07:28

The Fed just “discovered” another $2.7T in debt, “quietly boosted total credit”

The people of the United States, misled by its politicians, and plundered by its financial institutions, are swimming in so much debt that no one will probably ever grasp the truly staggering amount — if indeed it can ever be fully calculated.

Oct 14 07:21

America #1? 36 Facts That Prove That The United States Is An ‘Exceptional’ Nation

Is the United States an “exceptional” nation? Well, the facts show that we are, but not for the reasons that you may think. Now that it is election season, we have all sorts of politicians running around proclaiming that America is the greatest nation on the entire planet.

Oct 13 19:53

Game-changing 19-minute video: Fed transcripts prove open criminal admission of fraud worth trillions

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: InvestmentWatchblog, SGT Report

John Titus, engineer and lawyer, writer and producer of Bailout, with YouTube channel of BestEvidence read the latest Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting transcript (always delayed for five years), and discovered full admittance of financial fraud by the Fed in trillions of dollars. John explains:

Oct 13 19:35

Goldman Sachs Warns "Financial Armageddon"

Oct 13 18:07

An introduction to technofeudalism ascending

The future of the planetary “Reign of Terror” has never been clearer. The pattern for global governance has been set into motion and operates under a model that has been used throughout much of history.

Oct 13 17:11

Coming Soon: Buying Stocks At the Grocery Store?

It is often said that a market bubble has reached its peak when everybody wants to get in on the action. When it becomes a fad that attracts the gullible masses who have no business buying into it, then you know that the market is completely saturated, and will likely burst in the near future.

Keep that in mind as you read the following. Apparently stores like Kmart, Office Depot, Safeway, and Toys “R” Us are preparing to sell stocks in their checkout lines, which will be sold like gift cards. Instead of cashing them in for merchandise, you’ll be able to cash these cards in for stocks. The idea was created by patent attorney Avi Lele who wanted to give his nieces and nephews stocks for Christmas, but was frustrated when he had to attain their Social Security numbers first. “It is taking something complicated and expensive and making it accessible to everyone,” he said to the Wall Street Journal.

Oct 13 16:55

America #1? 36 Facts That Prove That The United States Is An ‘Exceptional’ Nation

Is the United States still a great nation? I would submit that the numbers suggest otherwise. I love America, and in my opinion there is not much hope for us until we are willing to admit to ourselves just how far we have fallen. The following are 36 facts that prove that the United States is an “exceptional” nation…

Oct 13 16:19

Small business owners pessimistic, feel country on wrong track

As the presidential debate season intensifies, small-business owners are pessimistic about the business climate and feel America is on the wrong track, according to a new survey.

Oct 13 15:43

Inflation fall 'could hit pensioners'

Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index fell to -0.1% in September, helped by a smaller than usual rise in clothing prices and falling motor fuel prices.

The change is particularly important because September's figure is used to set annual increases for some pensioner and disability benefits, as well as public service pensions.

The drop is good news for people of working age, as wages show some signs of growth, but pensioners could now be facing a squeeze on living standards.

Oct 13 15:18

The Numbers Say That A Major Global Recession Has Already Begun

The biggest bank in the western world has just come out and declared that the global economy is “already in a recession”.

Oct 13 14:58

UK Kinship carers at risk of poverty, debt due to budget cuts

A new report says that tens of thousands of kinship carers risk sever poverty, debt and losing their homes as a result of government’s welfare cuts.

Oct 13 14:43

Home Depot Caught in Sexist Scandal

Home Depot will pay $83,400 to employees who claimed the store was sexist in their decision making.

Oct 13 14:43

Scottrade Hacked, Customers at Risk

The latest in a string of online hacks, investment company, Scottrade, has been compromised.

Oct 13 14:42

Keurig’s Kold Machine Not Impressing Consumers

Keurig’s new Kold maching, basically a home soda maker, has not been a hit with consumers.

Oct 13 14:41

Hacker Changes 10,000 WiFi Passwords

A hacker has recently been doing more good than harm.

Oct 13 14:41

Walmart Cuts Hundreds of Jobs

In order to cut costs and remain competitive, Walmart has cut hundreds of jobs.

Oct 13 14:40

Stock Market Lowest Since 2008

Thanks to many different factors, the stock market is at it’s lowest since 2008.

Oct 13 14:40

Buying a Home Will Never Be the Same

Thanks to a new initiative that began October 3rd, the process of buying a home was forever changed.

Oct 13 14:17

4 Warnings And Why You Should Pay Attention

Oct 13 12:48

“Move over ZIRP… Here Comes NIRP.”

Oct 13 12:46

The Goose that Lays the Golden Egg: Mining, Capitalism and Gandhi, a Catalyst for Agriculture and Rural Development in India?

Indian agriculture is in crisis. Indian farmers are in crisis. These crises are human made. Over 300,000 farmers have committed suicide in India during the past 18 years. Most of these are due to farmer indebtedness resulting from economic liberalisation, expensive inputs and the production of cash crops for export. In Punjab, the original ‘poster boy’ of the green revolution, there are falling water tables and cancer rates have increased markedly.