Nov 09 15:31

Mass Migration Drives Unemployment Up 17 Per Cent In Vienna

Unemployment in otherwise prosperous central European Austria has risen over the past year, with the greatest increase observed among the migrant community.

Nov 09 15:16

Axman cometh: Osborne defies critics with fresh round of austerity

Chancellor George Osborne announced fresh spending cuts for several government departments on Monday in the wake of his embarrassing defeat in the House of Lords on tax credit cuts.

The environment, transport, local government and finance departments will have their day-to-day budgets, excluding capital expenditure, cut by an average 8 percent each year for the next four years, Osborne said.

Nov 09 13:43

Obamas DOJ accuses a U.S. company of discrimination because it asked job applicants to provide proof that they were legally allowed to work in the U.S

In its crusade to protect and assist illegal immigrants, the Obama administration has accused an American company of discrimination for requiring employees to furnish proof that they are eligible to work legally in the United States.

You know the nation is in trouble when a U.S. business gets investigated by its own government for following the law. The case involves a Nebraska meat packing company that demanded workers to furnish proof of immigration status for the federal employment eligibility verification process. The Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) went after the company, accusing it of engaging in employment discrimination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The whole foundation for mandating the Real-ID card for all Americans was based on the claim that it would prevent illegals form taking jobs from the legals. Now that same government is accusing employers trying to follow the law against hiring illegals of "discrimination!"

Nov 09 13:28

Marco Rubio spent lavishly on a GOP credit card, but some transactions are still secret

It has become legend in Florida political circles, a missing chapter in Marco Rubio's convoluted financial story: two years of credit card transactions from his time in the state House, when he and other Republican leaders freely spent party money.

As speaker of the Florida House, Rubio was one of about a half-dozen lawmakers given Republican Party of Florida credit cards. During the Senate race, the Times/Herald obtained Rubio's statements from 2006 and 2007, showing he routinely charged personal expenses, from a $10.50 movie ticket to a four-day, $10,000 family reunion.

In those two years he charged about $110,000, and he said he sent about $16,000 to American Express to cover personal expenses, though the expenses were never detailed. In a 2012 memoir, he wrote, "From January of 2005 until October of 2008 I charged about $160,000 in party-authorized expenses."

Nov 09 13:26


Tons of people seem (quite rightly) concerned about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. As we pointed out last week after the final text was finally, released, the agreement has a lot of really big problems. But if you want to understand just how bad the agreement is, perhaps you should just look at the industries that like it. Vox notes that Big Pharma and Hollywood love the agreement while The Intercept notes that Wall Street loves it.

Nov 09 13:16


Global financial regulators Monday issued new rules that are designed to prevent a failing big bank from dragging down the entire financial system. That's what happened in 2008 when Lehman Brothers imploded, sparking the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The rules call for the 30 biggest banks in the world to boost their capital cushions, the loss-absorbing cash they have to set aside for financial storms.

Nov 09 13:06

Fury and fear in Ohio as IT jobs go to India

The IT workers at Cengage Learning in the company's Mason, Ohio offices learned of their fates game-show style. First, they were told to gather in a large conference room. There were vague remarks from an IT executive about a "transition." Slides were shown that listed employee names, directing them to one of three rooms where they would be told specifically what was happening to them. Some employees were cold with worry.

The biggest group, those getting pink slips, were told to remain in the large conference room. Workers directed to go through what we'll call Door No. 2, were offered employment with IT offshore outsourcing firm Cognizant. That was the smallest group. And those sent through Door No. 3 remained employed in Cengage's IT department. This happened in mid-October.

Nov 09 13:03

Where’s the money in America? This 3D map will show you

The hardest working states and regions in America? Sorry flyover states, better luck next time. The kings of production remain in the most obvious spots: California, Texas and New York.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Department of Commerce recently pushed out some statistics on gross domestic product in 2014 for the U.S. based on metropolitan areas. The folks at took that data and turned it into a map that demonstrates just where the growth in the U.S. is coming from. As shown below, the higher the cone rising from the map, the bigger the GDP in that region:

Nov 09 12:40

New reports suggest October jobs blowout is an outlier

The index “continues to show solid and broad-based gains, with no significant slowdown in job growth expected through the first quarter of 2016,” said Gad Levanon, managing director of labor market research at the board.

The employment index is composed of eight labor-market indicators and has some overlap with the Fed’s version.

So what’s it all mean? The pace of job creation in the near future will probably be closer to 200,000 a month instead of 250,000 to 300,000.

Nov 09 12:34

China to Allow Direct Conversion Between Yuan and Swiss Franc

China took another step to boost the yuan’s global usage, saying it will start direct trading with the Swiss franc, as the nation pushes its case for reserve-currency status at the International Monetary Fund.

The link will start on Tuesday, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System said in a statement, making the franc the seventh major currency that can bypass a conversion into the U.S. dollar and be directly exchanged for yuan. The rate will be allowed to fluctuate a maximum 5 percent on either side of a daily fixing, according to CFETS.

“This is an important step in strengthening bilateral economic and trade connections between China and Switzerland,” the People’s Bank of China said in a statement on its website on Monday. The link will help lower conversion costs and facilitate the use of both currencies in bilateral trade, it added.

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Nov 09 12:06

The TPP and GMOs: what’s so bad about death?

This Globalist treaty will put mega-corporations even further ahead in their efforts to dominate markets and populations.

“The parts of the TPP that cover food safety are especially troubling,” states the watchdog Food and Water Watch:

“’American consumers are pushing to block the use of artificial and potentially risky processes and ingredients, like antibiotics and GMOs, but the TPP could trump these democratic efforts to improve our food supply,’ said [Wenonah] Hauter [Food and Water Watch executive director]… Agribusiness and biotech seed companies can now more easily use trade rules to challenge countries that ban GMO imports, test for GMO contamination, do not promptly approve new GMO crops or even require GMO labeling.”

The majority of Monsanto’s GMO crops are engineered to withstand huge amounts of the pesticide Roundup, and the main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which the World Health Organization now lists as a “probable carcinogen.” As in: cancer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We live under a corporatocracy that intentionally makes us ill in order to loot more money from us.

Nov 09 11:55

The Re-enserfment of Western Peoples — Paul Craig Roberts

Just another gigantic sell-out to corporate nterests
more profits for them
more dictatorship for you

Nov 09 11:39

As Yuan Rivals Dollar, U.S. Launches Ballistic Missiles Over West Coast: “Lit Up California”

The United States is apparently fuming over the recent blows to the dollar, as a strengthening yuan is rousing a heightened response. The world is now watching video from a stunning ballistic missile display over the U.S. West Coast that was timed with China’s latest currency announcement.

Nov 09 11:22

As Yuan Rivals Dollar, U.S. Launches Ballistic Missiles Over West Coast: “Lit Up California”

The United States is apparently fuming over the recent blows to the dollar, as a strengthening yuan is rousing a heightened response. The world is now watching video from a stunning ballistic missile display over the U.S. West Coast that was timed with China’s latest currency announcement.

China announced another benchmark in economic supremacy, and the U.S. responded with a missile test:

China took another step to boost the yuan’s global usage, saying it will start direct trading with the Swiss franc, as the nation pushes its case for reserve-currency status at the International Monetary Fund.

This amazing video captures the test over San Francisco in clarity:


Nov 09 10:30

Ned Schmidt – Major Yuan Appreciation Ahead

Nov 09 10:28

Crude Crashes, Silver Slammed After Dollar Surge On More ECB Jawboning

Commodity pices are crumbling this morning as more jawboning of a "big cut" from The ECB has sparked further EUR weakness and thus USD strength (EURUSD 1.0740). WTI's morning bounce (after flash-crashing at the Asia open) has been erased and new lows are looming. Silver is back at a $14 handle and Gold is holding below $1100.

Nov 09 10:28

Looted Syrian artifacts appear in London antique markets

There’s been reports that ISIS has been looting ancient sites across Syria on an industrial scale.

Nov 09 10:28

Dow Plunges Into Red Year-To-Date - Friday's Miracle Post-Payrolls Bounce Has Been Erased

But rate-hikes are bullish, right?

Nov 09 10:27

A Fifth Of Spain's GDP Just Voted To Secede - What Now?

Everywhere you look there are signs that Europe is coming apart at the seams. Just a month after the crisis in Greece abated, the influx of refugees fleeing the war-torn Mid-East finally overwhelmed the Balkans leading directly to border closures and precipitating a spat in Brussels regarding how best to handle the people flows.

Nov 09 10:12

"US Debt Is 3 Times More Than You Think" Warns Former Chief US Accountant

In a shocking admission for most of mainstream America, the former U.S. comptroller general says the real U.S. debt is closer to about $65 trillion than the oft-cited figure of $18 trillion, thanks to unfunded liabilities which simply cannot be ignored. As The Hill reports, unless economic growth accelerates, he warns, "you’re not going to be able to provide the kind of social safety net that we need in this country," adding unequivocially that Americans have "lost touch with reality" when it comes to spending.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Other estimates are even higher!

Nov 09 10:12

Paul Craig Roberts Rages At "Another Phony Jobs Number"

If the US economy were actually in economic recovery, would half of the 25-year-old population be living with parents? The real job situation is so poor that young people are unable to form households.

Nov 09 10:09

TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations

Banks and other financial institutions would be able to use provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership to block new regulations that cut into their profits, according to the text of the trade pact released this week.

In what may be the biggest gift to banks in a deal full of giveaways to Hollywood, the drug industry and technology firms, financial institutions would be able to appeal any national rules they didn’t like to independent, international tribunals staffed by friendly corporate lawyers.

Nov 09 10:01


The Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Environmental Health, El Quinto Sol de America, Californians for Pesticide Reform, the Center for Food Safety and the Pesticide Action Network released a report earlier this week that claims that more than half of the glyphosate sprayed in California is applied to the state’s 8 most impoverished counties

Nov 09 09:42

How Right-Wing One Percenters Are Bankrolling a New Mega-Assault on Working Americans

As the current term of the U.S. Supreme Court opens this autumn, looming on the docket is Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case designed to decimate public-sector unions. While it may not come to that—even the most knowledgeable Court-watchers are unsure how the justices will rule—the stakes are high. A decision is expected before the term ends in June.

Nov 09 09:23

China is Canceling the Debt of the World’s Most Impoverished Nations

This sounds like encouraging news on the part of China. Perhaps there is nothing nefarious going on; however this is the same nation that has been committing human rights violations as a matter of public policy for decades, not to mention systemic environmental pollution.

What impact this could have on the global economy is unclear, but this seems to be part of a grander economic plan developed in the past.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ooooh, bad China. BAD China! How dare they set a dangerous precedent like erasing debt!

Nov 09 09:02


"The COMEX gold futures market in New York and the Over-the-Counter (OTC) trades cleared through the London Bullion Market Association do set prices which are followed most widely in the world. They are also markets dominated by a handful of huge players, the six London Bullion Market Association gold clearing banks — the corrupt JP MorganChase bank; the scandal-ridden UBS bank of Zurich; The Bank of Nova Scotia — ScotiaMocatta, the world's oldest bullion bank which began as banker to the British East India Company, the group that ran the China Opium Wars; the scandal-ridden Deutsche Bank; the scandal-ridden Barclays Bank of London; HSBC of London, the house bank of the Mexican drug cartels; and the scandal and fraud-ridden Societe Generale of Paris," Engdahl narrated.

Furthermore, Western banks are issuing numerous paper "gold-futures" and other speculative contracts which are in fact disconnected from real physical gold.

Nov 09 09:01

Away From Dollar: Russia, China to Create Entirely Different Gold Market

While key Western banks are artificially restraining gold prices to breathe life into the diluted and devalued dollar system, Russia, China and other emerging economies are involved in "the genial move" to establish an entirely different gold market, F. William Engdahl underscores.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That will create a huge problem for Wall Street. If they keep gold prices artificially lower, physical gold will pour out of the US into Russia and China. If they let gold prices float free to their real value, the American people will empty their negative-interest savings accounts, close their stock portfolios, and buy the rise! The only way the US Government can prevent either outcome is a total gold confiscation program, and that could trigger a civil war!

Nov 09 08:41

Another Rising Rates Set-Up?

Nov 09 06:15

Idaho Sheriff's Dept. That Slaughtered Rancher Jack Yantis Was Trained by U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has uncovered official government documents from the Adams County, Idaho Council meetings which reveal that the Adams County Sheriff's Department participates in multiple classes given by the federal U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. Current Sheriff Ryan Zollman was present at the meetings. The Sheriffs were required to take both online and in-person classroom DHS courses. A more in-depth search reveals that the Sheriff's Dept. has received many federal grant awards for years from DHS, and must comply with requirements in order to receive the grant money. In addition to the feds, the sheriff also works with the Idaho State 'Bureau of Homeland Security.' Other meetings acknowledge that local Adams County politicians "worked hard at obtaining this [DHS] grant(s)," and were 'rewarded' with grant money.

Nov 09 06:07

Relative of Murdered Rancher Jack Yantis Serves in Local Adams County, Idaho Government

Another point of interest in the recent case of the horrific killing of Rancher Jack Yantis is that a Yantis family relative serves in local Adams County government. District 2 Commissioner Michael Paradis is quick to recuse himself from anything involving Yantis family business at the government meetings. The familial relationship has also been explained in the official minutes of the council meetings.

Nov 08 22:46

The Many Marvels of the Mysterious Mushroom

Until 1969, biologists thought mushrooms and other fungi were plants. They’re actually more closely related to animals, but with enough differences that they inhabit their own distinct classification.

This and more recent findings about these mysterious organisms illustrate how much we have yet to learn about the complexities of the natural world. New research reveals mushrooms can even help plants communicate, share nutrients, and defend themselves against disease and pests.

Nov 08 21:05

Japan: 'My Number' national ID law will track vaccination records, link to bank accounts from 2018

The Diet passed a bill Thursday to expand the use of a personal identification number to improve tax collection, despite ongoing concerns over the potential leak of private information and identity theft. Under changes to the so-called My Number system, personal ID numbers can be linked to people’s bank account numbers from 2018. Although such links will be made initially on a voluntary basis, the government is considering making it mandatory from 2021. The amendment will make it easier for the government to discover tax evasion or welfare benefits fraud by having better access to information on people’s assets.

Nov 08 18:56

Must-See: Post Jobs Report – What's Next?

Nov 08 18:53

Next financial crash is coming – and before we've fixed flaws from last one – IMF global stability report says sustainable recovery has failed to materialise and cheap money has led to bubbles and debt

That is the message from the International Monetary Fund’s latest Global Financial Stability report, which will make sobering reading for the finance ministers and central bankers gathered in Lima, Peru, for its annual meeting.

Nov 08 14:11

Old West: Mountain Men and Their Weapons

The first Mountain Men began with the first American fur trading expedition led by John Jacob Astor, and explorer and trader who had hoped to cross the continent, one group by land and another by sea, to establish a trading post at the mouth of the Columbia River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition had supplied information useful that helped the Astor party that was guided by William Price Hunt. In February of 1812, the Astor party reached the mouth of the Columbia River where a fort was built and named Astoria, erected by Astor's seamen that arrived months earlier.......

Nov 08 13:45

Central Banker Jabberwocky

Nov 08 13:07

Bill Holter: Silver Most Undervalued Asset

Nov 08 13:06

The Fed Has Already HYPERINFLATED The Dollar

Nov 08 12:51

Bitcoin Has Become This Year's Top Performing Currency

Despite the currency’s volatility in the second half of this year it has become the best peforming currency in 2015. Three weeks ago a Bitcoin was worth about $240.00 and was as high as $500 a week ago. The main force pushing the currency to this level was decreased banking regulations in China...

Nov 08 10:36

Food Costs Soar Most in 3 Years

The effects of El Nino are starting to reach the dinner table, with global food prices rising the most in three years on supply concerns for everything from New Zealand milk to sugar in Brazil and Southeast Asian palm oil, reports Bloomberg. An index of 73 food prices increased 3.9 percent, the biggest jump since July 2012, to 162 in October, the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization wrote in a new report.

Nov 08 09:58

ALL Icelanders receive money after government takes over ownership of bank

Every Icelander will receive about US$232,802 for the sale of one of the country’s three largest banks, Islandsbanki.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, here in the "exceptional" USA, when a crooked bank collapses the government takes hundreds of thousands of dollars from you to give to the bank ... so they can go on being crooks!

Nov 08 09:02

The TPP: You, Me, Everyone Else, Against the Media

The proposal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a test of whether the people of the United States can communicate something critically important to each other that the major media corporations do not want communicated.

For years I've joined with others in quoting people like former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to the effect that if the text of the TPP were shown to the public, that would be the end of it, because it's just so awful.

But now that the text has finally been made public, certain questionable assumptions loom large, such as that the public will read the text of the TPP and understand it, or that someone will read the text of the TPP and tell the public what it says, and be believed.

Nov 08 09:01

New Comcast plan charges $30 more for the Internet you already get

Chances are that you current Internet plan charges you a flat free for unlimited access to the Internet and services like Netflix and HBO Go.

That kind of plan could soon become a thing of the past.

Comcast is quietly expanding a new plan that will charge customers for using more than 300 gigabytes of data. Households that want to avoid the cap can do so for a $30 surcharge.

Nov 08 07:28

The Environmental Earth-Worship Insanity of Government: 'No Heater Allowed, Even When It's 20 Degrees!'

Almost every retailer whose name you'd recognize and every major shipper, UPS, FEDEX, & all of these big conglomerates without fail have two universal rules: NO WEAPONS whatsoever- not only no firearms, but no knives, no pepper spray, etc. They have a huge fear of guns which is quite distasteful. The second crazy rule they have is NO IDLING. This means that it's forbidden to idle your truck engine while on their property. The same goes for every truck stop in the nation, every rest area, every parking area, etc. They all have NO IDLING signs. These laws are passed under the guide of climate change, Carbon emissions, and environmental protection. if you can't idle and turn on the heater, what are you supposed to do, freeze to death?

Nov 07 22:54

A Literate American: Home Brew

Fred on the horrible American educational system.

“Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math” Nationwide, only 33 percent of public-school eighth graders scored proficient or better in reading….”

This in the United States? The exceptional nation, shining city on a hill, guiding light of mankind? On and on it goes: the national toleration of the stupid, the inferior, the lazy, and the uncultivated.

“A story: When my elder daughter was barely two, my wife and I came back from a junket to Russia. We were on the sofa looking at a coffee-table book from Moscow when Macon waddled in and began hollering, “Bee! Bee!”.......

Nov 07 16:26

A Closer Look at All Those New U.S. Jobs

Nov 07 11:11

Trump, World War 3, and Desperate Attempt to Save the Dollar - Michael Rivero FULL Interview

Nov 07 10:22

Blood Media: Many of CNN, FOX News ‘Experts’ Cashing In On Wars They’re Hyping

Back in late 2013, an independent investigation revealed that at least 22 defense industry stakeholders were used by the likes of CNN, FOX News and others – as ‘experts’ and ‘correspondents’ in order to help sell another war in Syria (or anywhere else for that matter).

Nov 07 10:20

Russia to issue yuan bonds worth $1bn

Federal loan bonds denominated in Chinese yuan will be issued on the Moscow Exchange in 2016, the director of the debt department of the Russian Finance Ministry Konstantin Vyshkovsky said Friday.

The $1 billion is only the minimum amount, according to the ministry. Other details such as the repayment period and the interest rate will be determined immediately before the issue in accordance with the preferences of potential investors, said Vyshkovsky.

Nov 07 10:16

It’s Official: The Baltic Dry Index Has Crashed To Its Lowest November Level In History

Typically this time of year sees demand picking up amid holiday inventory stacking and measures of global trade such as The Baltic Dry Index rise from mid-summer to Thanksgiving. This year, it has not.

Nov 07 10:00

British MPs to Debate a No-Confidence Vote in UK Prime Minister Cameron

British MPs will come together to debate a no confidence vote in Prime Minister David Cameron after an online petition, accusing him of causing "devastation for the poorest in society for the last 5 years," reached enough public support to trigger a discussion.

Nov 07 10:00

Sweden to refugees: Find a bed or go back to Germany… but don’t look for them at IKEA

Sweden’s migration minister warned refugees that if they don’t find their own accommodation, they will be deported back to Germany or Denmark. The news comes as Europe’s refugee influx had depleted IKEA’s stockpiles of beds.

The Swedish government told media on Friday that it will no longer be able to provide housing for refugees and migrants arriving in the country, despite Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson’s claims that the migration crisis is not putting “acute” pressure on public finances.

Nov 07 09:25

Cops Around The Country Quietly Begin Rebelling Against The Drug War

It is a rare occurrence when police officers in America organize to undermine the very Drug War they vociferously fight for politicians. Police Chief Leonard Campanello of the Gloucester, Massachusetts Police Department, however, did just that earlier this year when he decided to treat — not arrest — heroin addicts who came to his department seeking help. His revolutionary “ANGEL” program has proven successful for addicts and their families in Gloucester, but it has also inspired other departments across the country to adopt similar programs amid growing officer fatigue over the ineffectual arrest and incarceration of addicts.

Nov 07 09:20

‘Underwater drone with explosives’ spotted near Baltic Nord Stream pipeline

An abandoned expendable remotely-operated mine clearance underwater vehicle allegedly with explosives onboard has been detected in multinational waters of the Baltic Sea by the Swedish Navy, Svenska Daglabet reports.

The discovery was made during a routine check of the Nord Stream pipeline. Since it was discovered in the Swedish economic zone, north of the island of Gotland, the Nord Stream pipeline operator immediately notified the Swedish military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Nord Stream Pipeline supplies natural gas from Russia to Europe. Its destruction would seriously impact Russia's economy, especially if warships were on station to prevent its repair. Given that the US is developing and using underwater drones, I suspect we will hear no more about this in the corporate media!

Nov 07 03:04

Janet Yellen Promises NEGATIVE Interest Rates

Nov 06 20:58

What’s the Big Deal Between Russia and the Saudis?

treachery, double-dealing, politics, petroleum, death and money

there were no clean hands in WWII and there will be none in WWIII

Nov 06 20:56

NATO Invades Spain

The notion that the Pentagon would dare declare its own no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect a gaggle of “moderate rebels” from Russian and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) bombing is preposterous.

Fresh from its thunderous humiliation by the Taliban; its “liberation” of Libya for the benefit of militia hell; and while Russia was bombing the hell out of a Salafi-jihadi/”moderate rebel” constellation in Syria, NATO – in search for a “360-degree” response to Russia – resorted to invading… Spain.

Nov 06 16:42

Keiser Report: Trust Machine aka Bitcoin

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the ‘trust machine’ that is bitcoin and the financial journalists who have jumped the shark trying to deny it. In the second half, Max interviews Simon Dixon of about Bitcoin Capital, bitcoin vs blockchain and the future of finance.

Nov 06 15:53

Food costs soar most in 3 years in October

Nov 06 15:40

MI5 Secretly Collected Phone Data for Decade

MI5 has secretly been collecting vast amounts of data about UK phone calls to search for terrorist connections. The programme has been running for 10 years under a law described as “vague” by the government’s terror watchdog. It emerged as Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled a draft bill governing spying on communications by the authorities.

Nov 06 14:57

Everything Is Awesome...

Nov 06 14:26

Unfair advantage? Wealthy students achieve more academic success

A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed that pupils in Scotland are seven times more likely to receive a prestigious A-grade in exams, a grade that is on average three times higher than students from poorer backgrounds.

Nov 06 14:24

New Research Says Income Inequality Worsened Under Fed’s Quantitative Easing Policy

PERI’s Gerald Epstein also says there’s no evidence that raising already-low interest rates will narrow the gap.

Nov 06 14:03

Ingrid Carlqvist & Conrad - Sweden, Get Ready for the Collapse

Ingrid Carlqvist worked in mainstream media for many years, before starting Dispatch International with Lars Hedegaard, in 2012. She is now a Distinguished Senior Fellow writing for Gatestone Institute. Conrad is a former leftie who currently is working on his bachelors degree in political science. For the past five years he's been preoccupied with the thought of the destruction of Sweden. He has appeared on various podcasts and co-hosts "Ingrid & Conrad."

Nov 06 13:46

Where’s the COLA and It’s Not the Beverage

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Regrettably, Social Security Administration bigwigs decided not to give Social Security recipients a COLA – Cost of Living Adjustment – for 2016, which had senior citizens, veterans and others, who desperately count on Social Security benefits, panicking as to how they would meet the mounting increases in costs for food, Medicare health insurance premiums, plus a ‘boat load’ of other rising costs, e.g., the coming winter heating season, utilities, prescription drugs, etc.

How in the world anyone could postulate that a COLA was not warranted for 2016 defies logic...

Nov 06 13:16

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, ending the political fight over the Canada-to-Texas project that has gone on for much of his presidency.

Secretary of State John Kerry concluded the controversial project is not in the country's national security interest, and Obama announced from the White House that he agreed.

Nov 06 12:52

Sugar Babies: More and More College Students Are Becoming Whores to Pay Rising Tuition Costs

More students are turning to so-called "sugar baby/sugar daddy" websites to get hooked up with older, rich "generous sponsors" to "help" them graduate college debt-free.

One of the largest Sugar Daddy/Baby sites, Seeking Arrangement, tagline: "Where beautiful, successful people fuel mutually beneficial relationships," claims that more than one million college students have joined "for their Sugar Baby Scholarship".

I mean, come on, are they just trying to sound lecherous?

"You want to find somebody who is well educated, who can provide for you financially, you know it's sort of the Disney dream so to say," said Mr Wade, the founder of

Yes. Because it's the "Disney dream" to be 20 years old and pimping yourself out to someone old enough to be your grandfather so you can get through school without starting your adult life out in debt bondage.

(read more)

Nov 06 12:27

Metro Detroit part of Obamacare sign-up challenge

The White House said on Friday that metro Detroit will be among 20 U.S. communities competing to see which can reduce the percentage of uninsured people the most during the current open enrollment period for coverage under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

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Nov 06 12:18

Full Text Of Trans-Pacific Partnership Finally Released

Waking Times

Today, the website of New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade released the massive, full text of the ostensibly secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Nov 06 12:14

When Will America Jail Their Banksters Like Iceland is Doing?

Waking Times

The most dramatic contrast in the rule of law against the architects of financial theft can be seen in the way America protects their banksters and the accountability that Iceland imposed on their financial crooks. The fact that the orthodox financial press refuses to cover the incarceration of Iceland’s Bankers Face 74 Years in Prison While US Banks Profit After Your Bailout, is clear proof who really controls the political and economic institutions in the United States. As for the courts, America has long ago shredded the rule of law in this country.

Nov 06 11:10

Obama’s Wars Are a Desperate Attempt to Save the Dollar: “Global Hegemony Under Attack”: Rivero

Great analysis, Mike!

Here's a short summation of why world politics is in a downward spiral surrounding the death of the dollar and the control by bankers:

"The U.S. economy is in serious, serious trouble. And that is really the ultimate root of all the warmongering that is going on."