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A Crisis Worse Than ISIS? Bank Bail-Ins Begin By Ellen Brown With my commentary at the bottom, after her essay – Ted While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in the US. Poverty also kills. At the end of November, an Italian pensioner hanged himself after his entire €100,000 savings were confiscated in a bank “rescue” scheme. He left a suicide note blaming the bank, where he had been a customer for 50 years and had invested in bank-issued bonds. But he might better have blamed […]

advice to myself

Many people ponder what they would advise their younger selves. That assumes some extremely unlikely things beginning with time travel and including young people taking advice from elders. But these flights of fancy push those aside for purposes of exploring how life’s turns work… or coulda. Make friends with Colonel Sears (the neighborhood ham radio operator). Hams in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s are ahead of what will become an explosion in electronic technology. Learning about the world of amateur radio will provide a foundation for a massive world of electronics to come. Take Karate lessons… assuming you can find them. Self-defense will always be a handy thing to have. Karate teaches much more including self discipline, control and respect […]

leaky windows

While many will not care a whit, more writers are publishing evidence of tech giants standardizing privacy invasions as integral to their business models. As an overwhelming majority put every detail of their lives on computers, unfettered NSA and private partners collect all data. Didn’t everybody read 1984? Don’t ya’ll realize how this turns out? …”I don’t care if they violate my privacy; I’ve got nothing to hide.” Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say. – Edward Snowden Here’s a fresh article about the generous software giant helping everyone encrypt their data for an […]

war on drugs wobbles

US Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana Silently Lifted One of the bills secretly tucked into the 1,603-page $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill is the federal government’s lifting of the decades old ban on medical marijuana. This should pave the way for the removal of marijuana restrictions in other countries, too. Not to spoil the fun, but the other bill that’s been secretly passed alongside the spending bill is CISA, giving them the legal framework to continue metadata gathering on every US citizen’s internet activities. CISA Quietly Passed by Congress thru Sleight of Hand There could be a bigger picture that must be considered here. We will discuss them in the next few days. In the meantime, do enjoy the holidays. […]

Why People Can’t Face the Truth about Obama

By Deborah C. Tyler The psychological processes which prevent people from facing facts when the unthinkable has become obvious can be explained by the models of social psychology called cognitive dissonance theory. Cognitive dissonance is the mental stress and discomfort caused when important beliefs, attitudes or values, called cognitions, are inconsistent, conflicting or contradictory to each other. In the 1950s the psychologist Leon Festinger theorized that the mind spontaneously, continuously reduces cognitive dissonance to enable goal-directed functioning in a paradoxical, inconsistent, deceptive world. Festinger’s discovery founded a rich tradition of research which has demonstrated how the mind resolves contradictions. It provides a powerful way to understand why people can’t face what President Obama is doing to America. Research has demonstrated […]

Socrates interviews politicians

Politicians Snap When Alternative Media Journalist Asks them One Short Question By John Vibes Jan Helfeld is a political journalist who has been traveling around and asking politicians some of the same awkward questions that work to expose the illegitimacy of their authority. His questions were extremely simple and many times ridiculed as “stupid” by the politicians that he interviewed, because he was attempting to establish moral principles using the Socratic method. One of the best and most crucial questions that Helfeld has asked over the years is simple enough: “Can you delegate a right that you don’t have to someone else?” This simple question has caused dozens of politicians to either become aggressive, run away, or both because it […]

NC Mall Shooter Killed

…Wasn’t Already in Jail? By Jon Rappoport – from Activist Post .com “There is virtually no self-serving story governments can sell, unless there are designated victims. Without them, governments would collapse. Therefore, the idea of raising up victims so they become self-sufficient is preposterous. No government would ever undertake that mission. Instead, they have their front-men claim the whole notion of self-sufficiency is cruel and heartless, a devious myth propagated by greedy evil men. As the years go by, larger sections of the population say, “There is a job for me? Work? A paycheck? How dare you! You’re secretly trying to deny my victim status. I know what you’re doing. I’m not falling for it.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) AP […]

NATO’s Support of ISIS Exposed

White House stops demanding Assad’s removal after news reports reveal West backing ISIS Kit Daniels Infowars.com The Obama administration is no longer publicly asking for “regime change” in Syria after multiple news reports revealed how NATO and its allies have spent years supporting Islamic jihadists to try and topple Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he accepted Russia’s request that the U.S. let the Syrian people decide Assad’s political fate. “The United States and our partners are not seeking so-called regime change,” Kerry told reporters on Tuesday after meeting President Vladimir Putin. This is a huge concession from the Obama administration considering the president spent the past several years stating “Assad must go.” “Obama wants […]