Bouquet Of Lies (VIDEO)

Bouquet Of Lies (VIDEO)

(Verify Events Research) We all know they are lying to us but the real question should be: How big and sophisticated are these lies? This is VER’s attempt at exposing the deceptions and lies of the puppet masters inside the Deep State and their corrupt puppets (political class). I created this compilation of video clips as an educational tool with the intention of connecting war lies to staged massacres (both overseas AND domestic) to false flags ops and events like 9/11.

In this short video you will learn how the Nazis mastered the use of actors and staged events to drive public opinion in support of domestic and war agendas and their parallels to today’s corrupt corporate mainstream media. You will see for yourself State Department’s lies, staging massacres overseas for war as well as domestic events like Sandy Hook and Cassidy Stay for domestic propaganda.

This video only scratches the surface of all the evidence and documentation we can provide to support the claims of thousands of researchers. See for yourself what is behind the façade.

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Army Not Prepping For Battle; Training For Riot Control And Martial Law (VIDEOS)

Army Not Prepping For Battle; Training For Riot Control And Martial Law (VIDEOS)
By: The Voice of Reason |

In my first video below, I break down some very disturbing events going on around the country again where federal agents are squaring off directly across from citizen militias. I am SHOCKED it has taken this long to see these types of events starting to spring up again. Why? Because knowing how intent Obama is on gun confiscation, and knowing how intense those situations can get (as you’ll see in the heart pounding second video below), all it’s going to take is one itchy trigger finger before a few hundred are dead, and we’re either under Martial Law, or civil war has broken out. How many standoffs do you think before a shot will be fired? Personally, I’m of the belief that Obama is such trash, he’d put a plant in with the patriots to fire the first shot… but that’s just my opinion.

This post is broken down as follows:

PART I: What is going on that is causing this most recent standoff which is happening in Burns, Oregon?

PART II: What happened at the Bundy Ranch LAST time? Most people have no idea how tense that got…. WOW!

PART III: What do we know Obama has done as far as steps toward Martial Law, and specifically when laws have been passed for him to use the broad sword of the Army on U.S. streets? Also, what authority does Obama “think” he is acting under?

Part IV: What further evidence is there that Obama plans to use the Military against U.S. citizens?

The Oregon Live reports:

BURNS – The strangers carrying the whisper of danger arrived in the vast territory of the Harney Basin just before the holidays.

Ammon Bundy once helped his father repulse the government in an armed showdown on a Nevada desert. He was Tasered for his effort.

Ryan Payne, an electrician from Montana, joined that same standoff and boasted of organizing civilians into sniper squads that drew a bead on federal agents.

And not long ago, Jon Ritzheimer worried the FBI with his threatening rants against Muslims in Arizona and elsewhere, according to press reports.

Now, the men say, they are in Burns to help Dwight and Steven Hammond.

The Hammonds are father and son ranchers, due to report to federal prison on Monday. They were convicted in 2012 of arson for lighting public land on fire adjacent to their ranch land south of Burns. They have been imprisoned once and must return for an additional term after federal appellate judges said they had been illegally sentenced the first time.

Self-styled patriots and militiamen gathering in Burns don’t want that to happen, declaring the Hammonds’ imprisonment illegal under the U.S. Constitution.

They have latched on to the Hammonds as their latest cause to stand against the federal government.

“I am here now trying to empower and motivate the people of this community to take a stand against tyranny and show them that I will gladly stand with them,” Ritzheimer said.

The Hammonds don’t want to be part of the outsiders’ cause, and neither do many in Harney County.

But that hasn’t stopped the strangers from summoning help from militia groups across the country. They are vague about their intention and their plans, unsettling the community and putting law enforcement on edge. The militia plan a rally and a parade on Saturday, circling the county courthouse that houses the sheriff’s office.

The militia members have been insisting that Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward create a sanctuary so the Hammonds will be immune from surrendering. Ward met with the militiamen and rejected that demand. The militia has since labeled him an “enemy of the people.” Ward said he has received emailed death threats among thousands of messages from across the country regarding the Hammonds.

Two weeks ago, Bundy and Payne roused 60 or so local citizens to their cause at a community meeting. They rented the Memorial Building at the fairgrounds for the night. They taped themselves lecturing the locals on their rights, on the Constitution, and on their duty to protect themselves.

Read the rest of the article here (it’s quite lengthy and explanatory)

In the following video, Jon Ritzheimer and three other locals are trying to rally national support to come out and join them. After reading the full article about what is going on out there (or at least their version of it), you can make your own decision on whether or not you want to go be a part of that… but before making any decisions, I urge you to watch a seldom seen video of what REALLY happened at the Bundy Standoff.  I think it will probably bring your attention to how serious this is to a WHOLE new level…

PART II: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT THE BUNDY RANCH?

PART III: WHAT AUTHORITY DOES OBAMA THINK HE IS ACTING UNDER?

Sadly the Posse Comitatus Act (18 USC 1385), which stood for 137 years “pre-Obama” has been shredded like so many others. The federal act that prohibited the U.S. military from policing it’s own citizens was removed by Obama. Now, the Army claims exemption from Posse Comitatus in the four following areas:

10 USC 331. When a state is unable to control domestic violence and they have requested federal assistance, the use of the militia or Armed Forces is authorized.

10 USC 332. When ordinary enforcement means are unworkable due to unlawful obstructions or rebellion against the authority of the United States, use of the militia or Armed Forces is authorized.

10 USC 333. When a state cannot or will not protect the constitutional rights of the citizens, due to domestic violence or conspiracy to hinder execution of State or Federal law, the use of the militia or Armed Forces is authorized.

House Joint Resolution 1292. This resolution directs all departments of the U.S. government, upon request of the Secret Service, to assist in carrying out its statutory duties to protect government officials and major political candidates from physical harm.

With regard to 10 USC 331, if the local authorities have lost control in the midst of a profound display of domestic violence (e.g. LA Riots), most Americans support the use of National Guard or the military.  However, in 10 USC 332, 333 and House Joint Resolution 1292 are ripe with exceptions which open the door to federal authorities abusing the public for exercising their Constitutional right to protest.

In 10 USC 332, the phrase “unlawful obstructions or rebellion against the authority of the United States, use of the militia or Armed Forces is authorized,” permits the federal government from being demonstrated against. An act of demonstration, or the most benign demonstrations of civil disobedience gives the government the authority to take “deadly action” against the public  because there are no clear distinctions on when the use of lethal and nonlethal force is appropriate.

In 10 USC 333, any disruption of federal law can be decisively dealt with by the federal government. The phrase “…conspiracy to hinder execution of State or Federal law, the use of the militia or Armed Forces is authorized” is a telling passage of this Army document.

My personal favorite is the party about peaceful protestors protesting the government can be ventilated:

“An act of demonstration, or the most benign demonstrations of civil disobedience gives the government the authority to take “deadly action” against the public because there are no clear distinctions on when the use of lethal and nonlethal force is appropriate.”

Yell “Conspiracy Theorist” all you want. The actual law can be read with your own two eyes. Unites States Code 332 (10 U.S. Code § 332)

The Washington Times reports:

A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans.

The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the Army Corps of Engineers.

The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest.

“This appears to be the latest step in the administration’s decision to use force within the United States against its citizens,” said a defense official opposed to the directive.

Directive No. 3025.18, “Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” was issued Dec. 29, 2010, and states that U.S. commanders “are provided emergency authority under this directive.”

“Federal military forces shall not be used to quell civil disturbances unless specifically authorized by the president in accordance with applicable law or permitted under emergency authority,” the directive states.

“In these circumstances, those federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the president is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances” under two conditions.

The conditions include military support needed “to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order.” A second use is when federal, state and local authorities “are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for federal property or federal governmental functions.”

“Federal action, including the use of federal military forces, is authorized when necessary to protect the federal property or functions,” the directive states.

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THE VOICE OF REASON is the pen name of Michael DePinto, a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School, and an aspiring attorney in Florida. Having worked in the World Trade Center, along with other family and friends, Michael was baptized by fire into the world of politics on September 11, 2001. Michael’s political journey began with tuning in religiously to whatever the talking heads on television had to say, then Michael became a “Tea-Bagging” activist as his liberal friends on the Left would say, volunteering within the Jacksonville local Tea Party, and most recently Michael completed law school. Today, Michael is a major contributor to www.BeforeItsNews.com, he owns and operates www.thelastgreatstand.com, where Michael provides what is often very ‘colorful’ political commentary, ripe with sarcasm, no doubt the result of Michael’s frustration as he feels we are witnessing the end of the American Empire. The topics Michael most often weighs in on are: Martial Law, FEMA Camps, Jade Helm, Economic Issues, Government Corruption, and Government Conspiracy.

US Navy Seals Involved In Afghan Detainee’s Torture Death

US Navy Seals Involved In Afghan Detainee’s Torture Death

Assadullah, left, an Afghan who was interrogated in May 2012 by Navy SEALs and Afghan police militiamen, and Abdul Aziz, whose brother died after the questioning. The two were photographed in Kabul in August 2014. Credit Andrea Bruce for The New York Times

Post-9/11, torture became official US policy, nearly always used on innocent victims, disappeared into CIA/Pentagon black sites, some never seen again.

US policy remains unchanged, despite Obama’s false claims otherwise. Guantanamo is the tip of the iceberg.

A surprising detailed December 17 New York Times report headlined “Navy SEALs, a Beating Death and Claims of a Cover-Up.”

Three US Navy Seals are accused of “stomp(ing) on…bound Afghan detainees and dropp(ing) heavy stones on their chests,” according to eyewitnesses, said The Times.

“They stood on the prisoners’ heads and poured bottles of water on some of their faces in what, to a pair of Army soldiers, appeared to be an improvised form of waterboarding.”

Perhaps angered by the death of one of their comrades from a bomb explosion, they rounded up alleged suspects, beat and detained them.

Four US soldiers working with Seals reported what happened, foiling a Navy Department attempt at coverup. A criminal investigation followed.

Detailed evidence of mistreatment was revealed. The Times obtained firsthand accounts from witnesses it interviewed.

“The SEAL command, though, cleared the Team 2 members of wrongdoing in a closed disciplinary process that is typically used only for minor infractions, disregarding a Navy lawyer’s recommendation that the troops face assault charges and choosing not to seek a court-martial,” said The Times.

“Two of the SEALs and their lieutenant have since been promoted, even though their commander in Afghanistan recommended that they be forced out of the elite SEAL teams.”

Torture and cold-blooded murder were absolved. Military justice experts The Times interviewed said case should have been referred for an Article 32 review, the equivalent of a grand jury, with authority to order court-martial proceedings – instead of simply treating it as an internal disciplinary matter.

Retired Rear Admiral/former Navy judge advocate general Donald Guter called how things were handled “unfathomable. It really does look like this was intended just to bury this,” he said.

Accused Seal members denying they mistreated abused detainees were refuted by eyewitness testimonies.

Torture was and remains commonplace in US black sites – in Afghanistan and elsewhere, at times resulting in detainee deaths, guilty parties absolved of wrongdoing or in a few cases, low-level servicemen taking the fall unjustly for superiors.

America wages wars by its own rules, fundamental international laws systematically breached and ignored. Torture and cold-blooded murder virtually always goes unpunished – a blind eye turned to horrific high crimes against peace.

The Times said evidence of the above incident was obtained “based on interviews with dozens of current and former military personnel.”

“Reporters located victims and other villagers in Afghanistan and tracked down the four American soldiers who made the abuse allegations, who are now scattered across the United States. Most were initially reluctant to speak.”

The Times obtained a US Naval Criminal Investigative Service report through a heavily redacted FOIA lawsuit. It confirmed evidence revealed with “four former military lawyers and a civilian military law expert,” it said.

For every incident like the one above, how many numerous others go unrevealed – US military and CIA personnel having a free hand to torture, otherwise mistreat and murder with impunity?


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

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Happy New Year ? Goals, yet True Contentment

Happy New Year ?  Goals, yet True Contentment

 

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances . . .

I can do all things through the Messiah . . .

Who gives me strength and peace.

Philippians 4:11-13

Another year is upon us all.  It is the time when we assess our lives, set our goals, and often fail to achieve them.  My prayer for you, dear reader, is the same for me; that you and I will have the very best year of our entire lives!

Is this dependent on our circumstances?

The above scripture says that it is not.

I live in a high-rise apartment building of about three hundred residents.  Not too long ago, the entire building had to be evacuated for about five days because it failed a fire marshal inspection after an electrical fire.  The Red Cross promptly came in and bussed those who needed it to an emergency shelter.  The speed of readiness, professionalism, and hospitableness of the undertaking was outstanding.  (About half of the tenants went to friends or relatives, while the other half went to the campus of a local christian college.)

At the university was fresh bedding, television, a clinic, restaurant catered food and live musical entertainment.  I noticed that of the people who were there, about half of them, like I, thought that the services provided were superb, while the other half complained about the very same things that the others were most appreciative of.

Imagine, all you can eat of fresh scrabbled eggs, sausage and biscuits, cereal, juice and milk for breakfast; a boxed lunch with a premium deli catered turkey sandwich thick enough to choke a horse, a can of Coke, Lays potato chips, and a jumbo homemade cookie for the midday meal; homemade lasagna, fresh tossed salad with garlic bread and cake for dessert from a great local Italian eatery for dinner.  One person would eat the food and say “marvelous”, while another would eat the very same meal and say “terrible.”  One person thought that the clinic did an excellent job, while another person ridiculed the same services.  One person delighted in the professional musicians, while another said that they had heard better.

What is it exactly that makes the difference

between the two groups of people?

Is there some sort of conspiracy going on here?

The fruit of the sinful (lost) nature is. . . complaining . . . anger,

The fruit of the spirit (saved) nature is . . . joy . . . peace.

Galatians 5:19-23

The difference may simply be

whether or not someone is saved or lost,

right with the Creator in their walk of life,

or not.

Notice this, the next time you are out and about, at the store shopping or at a restaurant, stop for a moment and look around at the people.  You will see some going about, though they may drive a Mercedes and live in a 4000 square foot house, completely miserable, complaining about everything as they make their way, while others, with considerably less financial resources, are smiling and talking with people, laughing with joy and peace of heart.

I challenge you to talk to the latter group, ask them if they are a “believer”, and you will likely find that nine or ten out of ten of truly joyful people are . . . and they truly “walk the walk” of the christian faith.

You will know people by their fruit . . .

A good (saved) tree can not bear bad fruit . . .

Nor can a bad (unsaved) tree bear good fruit . . .

Not everyone who calls me ‘Savior’ . . .

will enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 7:16-23

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Just because someone claims to be a christian, does not mean that they are one, for in the book of James it says that even demons are believers in God!  (James 2:18-24)  As such, we are to judge by a person’s fruit (actions), not just what they think (“believe”) or say.  If the fruit of the Creator’s spirit is joy (and obviously a person who is truly saved and understands the eternal life promised to them should be joyful), then a person who is unhappy most of the time (not joyful), relentlessly angry, complaining, or unforgiving, can’t really be a christian, and thereby saved, now can they?

It is very simple.

Do you have “Eyes that See?

(Matthew 13:10-17)

Just as someone who steals is a thief, (it is not a judgment, which is about inner motive, rather merely an observation of their actions), someone who is angry, unhappy, or unforgiving most of the time, is lost and not a christian, because the two above scriptures reveal that a truly saved person is joyful and peaceful.  Remember, according to the above referenced scripture in James, intellectual belief that there is a Divine Creator does not grant salvation, as even the demons believe this too!

Again, the verses say that we are to use our eyes to discern the facts, rather than appearances.  Often, when someone claiming to be a christian is unhappy, angry, unforgiving, or complaining most of the time, it is because of hidden sin.  (Often pride.)  The scriptures say clearly that sin leads to sorrow (Psalm 119:28-29) and that repentance of sin leads totimes of refreshing” (Acts 3:19).  Unrepentant sin leads, of course, to being lost, and thusly leads to unhappiness, anger and complaining, just as living with a clear conscious (in repentance) before the Heavenly Father leads to Joy and Peace.

I make less money now that at anytime in my life, yet I am the happiest I have ever been.  Why?  Because the Father and Son saved me out of my habitual sin, have promised me eternal life, and have granted me the hand of a like-believing partner to share this adventurous, spirit-filled life with.  What more do I need?  I have ample shelter, clothing, food, a great church and a great christian wife.  What more is there to need?  (Only a great Purpose!)

The Creator opposes the proud (lost) . . .

Yet gives grace to the humble (saved).

Proverbs 3:34

If we have any goals for the new year, they should be about the growth of our character.  When these objectives are attained, we will find true joy and satisfaction, unlike the temporary comfort of material acquisition.  (One eventually breaks down, while the other lasts eternally!)

Pride (or being lost) is simply the unwillingness to be wrong, just as humility (or being saved) is the willingness to be wrong.  Being converted is not enough, staying converted is what is necessary to take hold of life eternal.  In speaking to the church, Jesus said . . .

Because of the increase of wickedness,

the love of most will grow cold,

yet the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.

Matthew 24:12-13

If we deliberately keep on sinning,

after we have received the Knowledge of Truth,

no Sacrifice for sins is left,

only a fearful expectation of Consuming Fire.

Hebrews 10:26-27

GROW in the grace and knowledge of our Savior.

2nd Peter 3:18

Once saved, we are to grow in our christian character,

day by day,

year by year.

Anyone whose heart does not change . . .

and become like a little child . . .

will not enter the Father’s kingdom.

Matthew 18:3

A child is a learner.

A child does nothing else but grow.

My goals for the year are to become a good husband and to have a healthy temple (body).  Prayerfully, with the Provider’s help, I will take hold of both of these goals.  Attaining spiritual objectives will increase our joy, so all I can say is that if we set them, we better take hold of them like our lives depend on it!

Unless we die in the next twelve months, or the world ends, December 2016 will certainly come.  There are only two possibilities for that hour . . . To look back on 2016 with regret of goal failure . . . Or to look back on the year with satisfaction of goal accomplishment.  Which of the two lives would we rather have?  We might as well go for it, because this is the only life we have at the moment, and 2016 will never happen again for all of eternity . . . and only one of the two possible results will be waiting for us in December of 2016!

Let us stand together on this promise:

If anyone is in the Messiah, they are a NEW creation;

Old things have passed away;

Behold ALL things have become NEW.

2nd Corinthians 5:17

May the Creator’s peace, joy and victory be Ours,

this new year like it has never been before!

Brother Bart-

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Below is a recording of a Bible discussion which I led on this topic.

Fruits of the Spirit (may take a while to buffer)

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Bart Sibrel  is an award winning filmmaker, writer and investigative journalist who has been producing movies and television programs for thirty years. During this time he has owned five production companies, been employed by two of the three major networks and produced films shown on ABC, NBC, CNN, TLC, USA, BET, as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. To discuss his films, he has appeared and been interviewed on The Daily Show, Geraldo, NBC, CNN, FOX, Tech TV, Coast to Coast, and The Abrams Report. Articles featuring Mr. Sibrel’s films have been published in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, USA Today and many others.  His top awards from the American Motion Picture Society include “Best Cinematography”, “Best Editing” and “Top Ten Director”. As the writer and director of the infamous “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon” which exposed the moon landing hoaxMr. Sibrel has collected over the years innumerous military, government, industrial and private sources for credible firsthand verification of very real conspiratorial crimes against humanity. He will use these contacts and experience in exposing the true and unbelievably horrific intentions of the hidden minority who have diabolical intentions for mankind in his monthly Sleuth Journal column “Conspiracy Corner”.  When such concepts are speculative and unverified, Mr. Sibrel will acknowledge this and openly discuss the leading possibilities as a cautionary benedictionBe sure to visit his site at Sibrel.com and subscribe to his Youtube Channel.

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Business Mergers Soar In 2015

Business Mergers Soar In 2015

What does a CEO do when the economy is in a persistent down turn and your business cannot expand or grow? Jump at the time tested strategy of acquisition to gain market share seems to be the response in 2015. Yet a merger is no sure thing. Anyone remember AOL’s deal to buy Time Warner. How did that turn out? Just how much additional efficiency can be squeezed out of any company? In the era of part time contract workers and low wages, all the fat has been long gone. As for research and development in new technology or products, how will such innovation be marketed in an economy infatuated with the promise of Amazon Prime drone deliveries?

These simple questions cannot escape the pattern that surviving corporations are getting bigger. The easy way to pad sales and boost cash flow is to combine current operations. However, as any experienced manager knows, melting different corporate cultures into a smoothly greased machine can be a difficult task.

So let’s look at what a Wall Street Journal report says about Year in Review: Mergers Set a Record as Firms Bulk Up.

“Companies around the world struck $4.6 trillion worth of takeovers in 2015, edging out 2007 to be the biggest year ever for such combinations, according to Dealogic. U.S. corporations led the charge, inking $2.3 trillion in deals—also a record.

There is another number that perhaps best captures the moment: 58. That is how many mergers topped $10 billion, well ahead of the prior high of 43 in 2006.”

Access to cash is no impediment to M & A under the Fed’s easy money discount window.  The bean counters and corporate lawyers keep burning the midnight candles to close all these deals. Once upon a time Wall Street was about raising capital to fund new business ventures. Could this surge in Corporate mergers and acquisitions are on a record pace this year, be a return to funding real business financing? James F. Peltz offers this assessment.

A company’s desire to buy another is one thing; ability is another. This year companies have been able to strike such a massive number of deals for several reasons.

With interest rates still low, businesses can borrow relatively cheaply to finance takeovers. The stock market, despite severe bumps late this summer and last week, remains at near record-high levels, and that gives buyers a strong currency to help pay for deals.

Also, “companies got lean during the recession and during that time they accumulated cash” they can now use for acquisitions, Lloyd Greif chief executive of Greif & Co., said.

At the end of the year, the important forecast for 2016 needs to look at the direction of the economy based upon this rush to remove competitors from the market place. The dominate motivation behind mergers and acquisitions are not tax advantages, inversion benefits or business growth. No the definitive motivation is to create a more comprehensive monopoly.

An illustration of this conclusion came on December 11, 2015. DUPONT AND DOW TO COMBINE IN MERGER OF EQUALS announcement is significant.

DuPont (NYSE:DD) and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) today announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The combined company will be named DowDuPont. The parties intend to subsequently pursue a separation of DowDuPont into three independent, publicly traded companies through tax-free spin-offs. This would occur as soon as feasible, which is expected to be 18-24 months following the closing of the merger, subject to regulatory and board approval.

Both companies are real companies. They produce tangible products and have been blue chip companies started in the 19th century and are classic examples of the functional economy. Note from press release: “Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company would be named DowDuPont and have a combined market capitalization of approximately $130 billion at announcement.”

Compare this value with Facebook Market Cap as of the same December 11, 2015 date, of 288.79 Billion. DuPont has approximately ‎64,000 and Dow 53,000 employees. Facebook says its workforce is around 11,996.  At the end of this year, reflect upon the absurdity of these stock valuations.

So a trivial online and a psycho additive medium of games and chats is worth over twice an amount of two of the most substantial companies with a track record of well over a century of invention and substance. Add to this the insult that they employ ten times the people that work for the Zuckerberg social service.

Is this the kind of business model that will buy out the life blood of capital funding in the future? Before one breaks their piggy bank to invest in tech nirvana; a note of caution. Yahoo used to be bigger than Apple, Google, and Amazon. Now it might sell itself for scrap, is a sobering tale of how fleeting valuation success in the business world can be.

What most people miss or ignore is that many of the high flyer companies are really fads being mismanaged by egomaniacs using an iPhone.

Markets that transact in products that keep the nuts and bolts economy running serve a legitimate and useful purpose. Consumer trends that become all the rage seldom have the ability to match the longevity of companies like Dow or DuPont.

When basic economic needs become isolated and are replaced with mindless and trifle induced diversion, the financial community risks dealing in fantasy instead of basic requirements. Do not look for a merger of DraftKings and FanDuel anytime soon. Understanding the difference in Wall Street hype from sound business investments is a distinction that any capitalist needs to understand.

Mergers and Acquisitions should continue into 2016 as long as the entire market does not crash and burn. In the end, necessary industrials will outlast the superficial. Life is not a virtual reality, nor is commerce a quote on a stock exchange.


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Nostradamus, Jr.” Kaliher’s Annual Top 101 Predictions For 2016

Nostradamus, Jr.” Kaliher’s Annual Top 101 Predictions For 2016
By: William B. “Nostradamus, Jr.” Kaliher, BATR.org |

Primer to the 101

PETA will drop its current hypocracy and bring animal abuse charges against international monkey molester Jane Goodall.

Google Maps will face charges of racism when they identify a non-historical black church.

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1.         Disney will have a gay mouse, Myron Mouse, exit the closet. The swishy rodent will look suspiciously like Mickey’s twin, but will be differentiated by a truly remarkable limp wrist, lisp and curly tail.

2.         Pay-for-View television will hold a ten-round match between Caesar Milan and Michael Vick to raise money for the Billy Sunday Home for Aged Women Who Wear Hot Pants.

3.         It will be revealed the only male Antony Weiner sent photos of his testicles and penis to was Jebediah (Please call me Jedi) Bush.

4.         Michelle Obama will suffer a serious injury during extra-curricular activities with Saran Wrap that does not involve her extraordinarily large derriere.

5.         With the end of the Democrat presidency, the corporate/CIA media will again report on the murders and brutal acts occurring in Darfur.

6.         Pope Francis will be excommunicated for fraternization with Joel Osteen.

7.         Presidential candidates will cry foul when Donald Trump buys McDonald’s and replaces the golden arches with the Trump tower symbol.

8.         Folks will officially begin addressing Barry as Emir in early 2016, except for insiders who will continue to refer to him as Aladdin.

9.         In a desperate act, pro-rapist candidate, Hillary Hot-Rodman Clinton will black-jack a Moslem attending a rally to demonstrate she can be as tough as Donald Trump concerning Islam.

10.       Liberal sex symbol, Jan-nut Reno, will face charges for tracking down and murdering a Branch Davidian member who escaped her human bar-b-que.

11.       The President will be helicopter-ed to safety after a herd of dung beetles escape the Washington zoo.

12.       Unable to explain why his numbers don’t add up, Bernie Sanders will claim money is magical under socialism and the debate moderators will accept the answer as true for the low-information voters.

13.       The new international health food will be pork chops as rational people take steps to keep the religion of peace at bay.

14.       Due to governmental planning 2016 won’t have a February 8th and instead two February 9ths will appear on Federal calendars.

15.       Federally-funded scientist, Milton P. Milton PhD’s,  despite being armed with a hockey stick, final words while a late N.Y Spring freeze entombs him in ice will be, “You denyers, man-made global warming will yet save me.”

16.       Mexico by Motorcycle: An Adventure Story and Guide authored by William B. “Nostradamus, Jr.” Kaliher’s less serious self will become a best seller and bring peace to the Middle East.

17.       At a U. N. special meeting Sec. of State John Kerry will make an emotional,  tear-filled public apology to Pluto and announce the little orb has been promoted back to planet status.

18.       Uruguay will launch a blitzkrieg against Brazil capturing Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro after three days of light fighting.

19.       Bruce Jenner will rename his Siamese cat, Rover.

20.       Elvis will be discovered working as a Wal-Mart Greeter in Omaha, Nebraska.

21.       Dr. I. P. Daily’s book, Urinary Infections for Dummies,  will be a run-away best seller.

22.       Cruz will be challenged on his place of birth, but telling the liberal moderator “it’s closer than Keyna,” will end the discussion.

23.       Kim Jong-un will assure the North Korean population that under his newest socialist health care program they can keep their doctors if they have one.

24.       Wanted international criminal, George Soros will begin purchasing lower priced organs from central Chinese stock despite the company belonging to the Bush family, known as Hari-bush Corporation in Asia.

25.       Madonna’s big ol’ good’un  will be officially ruled too old and too misused to compete for the title  in the Miss White Trash contest.

26.       New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christy will quit the presidential race and resign the governorship to pursue a career in big time sumo wrestling

27.       PETA activists will bomb Orkin franchises in five states, but by hiring ISIS members to do the work they won’t be labeled terrorists under the current rules.

28.       Alley cat  Al Sharpton will again receive an IRS get out of jail free card.

29.       Former Congressman Barney Frank will re-open his D.C. gay whore house for both profit and to gain more blackmail info on Republican office holders.

30.       A Fat-boy’s Porn Production of Candy Crowley doing the dirty while sandwiched between Congressman Jarod  Nadler and Michael Moore will surface. After the initial shock it will be re-released as a mainstream movie and win the best comedy of 2016.

31.       Pre-selected 2016 Republican candidate and suspected Nazi Jeb Bush, will announce it’s past time his wife learned English.

32.       Hillary Rodman Clinton will bless America by doing an entire debate using only her colored voice.

33.       Flo—formerly America’s girlfriend–will receive the largest settlement in history from a PR firm, Progressive Insurance, and her agent for making her into a national joke when they signed her to perform voice imitation commercials.

34.       The media will hold an extravaganza to celebrate the first Kardashian who weds an imported but impotent billy-goat named Oscar.

35.       An assassination attempt on Donald Trump will fail when the bullet ricochets off his bullet proof toupee and seriously wounds Rand Paul.

36.       A new black based/biased organization will call for an Oreo boycott as the white part got the inside position.

37.       Carl Rove, rumored to be Hillary Clinton’s choice for Sec. of State will blow all his chances when he rips his coat and shirt off on live television revealing a Superman shirt while screaming, “Hillary may be mounting me with a hard rubber phallus except when I don this suit and get to be the top man.”

38.       The History Channel will change its name to “The Politically Correct History Channel.”

39.       Dr. Ben Carson will concur with other leading neurosurgeons the syphilitic lesions on Barry Obama’s brain are inoperative.

40.       Citizens will be warned to avoid being within eight feet of regressive leftist Americans during the coming summer.  In a rare mind over matter mass hysteria  phenomena many regressive devotees of Albert Gore will self immolate and break into flames despite normal temperatures due to belief in manmade global warming.

41.       James Carvel will find employment In the Trump campaign to exploit his statement, “Democrat voters were easier to fool.”

42.       The possibility of an investigation to determine if the White House had Joan Rivers murdered for openly expressing Obama was a homosexual.

43.       Carly Fiorina will answer critics concerning her toughness by stomping Ronda Rousey blue in a UFC sanctioned fight.

44.       Psychologists will determine Michelle Obama’s grandiose derriere required her to marry a big enough ass to offset her monstrosity.

45.       Stephen King will quit being a liberal spokesman when he learns the CIA is not subsidizing his salary as they do mainstream media reporters.

46.       During 2016 one in fourteen Democrats will have enough synapses fire concurrently to realize when: C. Jonathan Gruber, a major developer of Obamacare, called the American  voter stupid he was specifically referring to Democrat voters.

47.       The Democratic organization to employ liberals, masquerading as The Environmental Protection Agency,  will  support Obama’s strategy by advocating the Ebola virus be added to the endangered species list.

48.       Bill and Hillary’s trip to Benghazi, aimed at quelling concerns about her failed decision making during that disaster will fail when word escapes from the main media coverage, the couple landed in Malta.

49.       In an effort to salvage the Tonight Show and increase ratings NBC will offer ROTC’s former number 1 majorette, Ben Carson, close to a billion dollars to exit the Presidential race, change his first name to Johnny and become the new host.

50.       Barney Frank will be committed to a psychiatric hospital during January over depression from Lindsay Graham’s exiting the Presidential race as he constantly repeats, “This was my last chance to known in the White House as First Faggot.”

51.       Regressive leftist’s already to oblivious to Eric Holder, of Fast & Furious shame, being an unindicted mass murderer will continue to cry about Republicans and the one-percenters while lacking the brain power to realize Holder went directly from the Democrat Department of Injustice to the corporate law firm Covington & Burling often considered number one in protecting Wall Street criminals.

52.       On February 26, 2016, former Alcoholics internationally will enjoy a 1 pm cup of green tea as they celebrate unindicted murderer, Ted Kennedy’s seventy-eight months of sobriety as proof anyone can kick the alcohol addiction.

53.       Corporate sponsored “Black Lives Matter” will continue to avoid non-Democrat Party media for fear of being asked, “Why they don’t protest Obama’s totally gun-free Chicago where black lives are constantly squandered due to progressive politics and the president’s uncaring attitude?”

54.       On July Fourth 2016 Libertarians, Conservatives, Independents and Tea-Party Republicans will hold ceremonies of remembrance for former media darlings leftist regressives used, soiled and forgot about. Among the honorees will be slow-witted Cindi Sheehan, still wondering  why mainstream media outlets ignored her protest of Obama’s North African and Middle Eastern bloody wars; Tookie Williams, a criminal burning in hell, wondering how he was the left’s number one cause only to be forgotten less than 24 hours after death; Anthony Weiner the poster boy for regressive sexual freedom, dumped and ignored and Fat-assed Michelle Obama’s so-called nutritious school lunch programs disappearing.

55.       ABC’s most inaccurate reporterette, Kookie Roberts, will accidently reveal poll data indicating 63 percent of Americans associate Hillary Clinton with criminal activities rather than being a presidential candidate.

56.       In an attempt to further hide his deep-seated aversion to people of color, Al Gore will have his lily-white security force appear in black face. More amazing than this farce will be the fact socialist media reporters won’t spot the sloppy imitations.

57.       NAMBLA, the North American Man Boy Love Association will announce Carl Rove and George Soros tied in voting for their Man of the Year award.

58.       Pocahontas, Jr. , aka, Sen. Elizabeth Warren will have her claim of having survived the original Wounded Knee accepted by the media and regressives nationally.

59.       Miley Cyrus, spoiled American known for teaching screw worms how to twerk with vigor will embarrass Obama and prove not all leftists only give away other people’s money when her PR people announces Barack Obama’s brother, George Obama, will no longer have to survive on a dollar a month as she will have her people cut him a monthly check for three dollars.

60.       Leading leftist scientist, Meryl Streep, the George Washington Carver of apples, will team up with world renown scatologist Sheryl Crow to be the first liberals anywhere to put their words into deeds by vacationing in inner-city Detroit and challenging other elite liberal regressives to vacation in such spots as Watts, Harlem or Liberty City.

61.       Herpetologist genetic testing will verify it is impossible to determine if Frill Necked Lizard, Harry Reid or Scarlett Throated Mitch McConnell, fertilized the most native and introduced reptile specie eggs throughout southern Florida.

62.       Current box office failure Starwars, will be recalled and re-released with an added segment of Scotty beaming up a Lilliputian in an attempt to salvage the movie.

63.       Hillary “HotRodman” Clinton will cancel a debate appearance at the last moment when the team responsible for wiping the pus oozing from her corrupt body goes on strike.

64.       Satan’s more evil son, 109 year-old Nazi George Soros will switch from surviving off organs from India’s adolescents to purchasing cheaper organs from Chinese prisoners.

65.       Osama bin Laden will leave the Crawford Ranch to enjoy a two week Hawaiian get-away with the Obamas.

66.       Area 51 scientists, using Murdock Johsana Johnson’s Theorem 27.8, will back-engineer an alien finger nail file.

67.       Black privilege will become a political hot potato the Democrat nominee has to deal with.

68.       Kim Jong- un the world’s second most dysfunctional world leader after Obama will friend  “Nostradamus, Jr.” Kaliher on Facebook.

69.       Craig Livingstone will release a tell-all book describing how Hillary often strapped on a phallus painted puke-pink and rode him until he worked up lather.

70.       The National Enquirer will do an in depth investigative piece on why the mainstream media because ashamed to proclaim Chaz Bono, aka. Chaz Boneless every move and utterance.

71.       Defender of Bill Clinton and pro-rapist candidate Hillary Clinton will further risk her political future by publically defending Bill Crosby and sicking her bimbo squad on the women he reportedly raped.

72.       The Bush family will hire more Democrats to work for the RNC in a last ditch effort to block Cruz and Trump.

73.       Tea-party Republicans, Independents, libertarians and classical liberals will break out in smiles all around America at various times as they realize they no longer know the name of a single Corporate/CIA sponsored news anchor.

74.       People who keep up with the extremely weird will wonder if Keith “One-Enema-Too-Many” Olbermann and his seven viewers have disappeared into an insane asylum.

75.       Obama’s last kickback tax scheme, before leaving office, will be awarding Google the right to build the “mark-of-the-beast” chip for the New World Order.

76.       Politically leftwing “Sports Illustrated” will drop any pretense of covering sports and instead try to become a top end nudie magazine in an effort to survive.

77.       Newt Gingrich will resurface nationally in commercials as a Car Salesman for a major Japanese automaker.

78.       Islamic scholar I’bin Bungholed Onetime2many and former Salvation Army tambourine man will discuss why Barry Obama, despite being a sissy Kenyan, deserves to be known as the Father of ISIS.

79.       Al Gore will stand in for the wooden Indian at the saloon near Wall Drugs but customers will complain he’s not lifelike and exceedingly weird.

80.       “Not Our Wombs,” NOW, spokeslady, and well-tattooed bull dyke lesbian, Inez I. Lickenpoop, will shock the liberal world by asking Hillary to explain her pro-rape stances concerning women Bill violated and used the justice system to torment further.

81.       Regressive leftists will begin to deal with the fact super liberal Richard Stengel, TIME Magazine editor and Democrat party donor termed them low information voters.

82.       Regressives will continue providing laughs for thinking Americans as they fail to realize international Corporations fund progressive anti-corporate Occupy Wall Street operations.

83.       Satisfied her voting base is sufficiently stupid to not realize her family businesses don’t pay minimum wages Nancy Pelosi will move to lower the poverty wages they now earn.

84.       PBS, or the welfare agency for unemployable relatives of nationally elected politicians, will run programs aimed at proving third party candidates are a threat to their version of a representative democracy.

85.       Al “Alley-Cat” Sharpton, the Right Reverend and Very Fornicating Jesse Jackson, and Reverend “God Damn” Wright will refuse to debate Pastor James David Manning.

86.       Bush family Nazi collaboration during WW II and current Moslem ties will be discussed by the independent media this election season but ignored by the dominant CIA/Corporate media.

87.       Joe Biden’s  newest racist remarks will continue to be ignored by race pimps and the media.

88.       Democrat members of the Senate and House will move that instead of opening prayers they be allowed to lead the nation’s liberals in their daily five minutes of hate.

89.       Regressive leftists and the media will try to hide data indicating fracking vibrations lessen pressure on major plates and reduce the chance of major earthquakes.

90.       Public intellectual and noted moderate radio host, Michael Savage, will expose liberal hypocrisy by asking a regressive to explain why Islam allowing a devotee to purchase and have sex with a one-year-old girl isn’t anti-feminist.

91.       Caring Liberals, (are there any other kind?) will again fail to discover what evil is preventing tax escape artist, Warren Buffet, from paying more taxes or learn of his role in preventing the XL pipeline so he can make extra billions just by circuitously donating where it counts.

92.       Obama’s crime against humanity, making the BP oil spill disaster a hundred fold worse via incompetent management, will continue to be ignored by environmental organizations dependent on Democrat politicians for their existence.

93.       Sadly for anti-second amendment groups more information exposing Sandy Hook school shooting as a false flag operation will come to light.

94.       Abraham Van Helsing, VI’s, stake through Katharine Graham’s heart will hold one more year before the demon claws herself free.

95.       Liberals and most Americans will remain oblivious that hedge fund billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was involved in a child sex abuse scandal or that William J. Clinton may have had firsthand knowledge of some of his child rapes, but what the heck, in regressive minds—screwing a child is of minor importance compared to having a Republican in office.

96.       Democrat Party fact-falsification operation, Snopes, will move directly into the White House to help with the 2016 campaigns.

97.       Hillary HotRodman Clinton will resemble a colonoscopy patient shucking and jiving in search of a bathroom when the name Monica comes up in a debate.

98.       Brooklyn N.Y.’s own Giuseppe Finklestine, formerly known as Mahatma Gandhi, will assume the identity of Pearl Buck and infiltrate the highest command centers in Red China.

99.       Mayor DeBlasio will often find it more rewarding to play with himself rather than address the media concerning his disastrous polices.

100.     Quivering Chris “Fatty” Matthews’ will undergo psychiatric counseling when he realizes he has a job because he’s liberal and if his employment depended on intelligence or talent he’d be making bicycle deliveries for a living.

101.     Michael Moore won’t spend three months in a Moslem nation despite the hate filled, anti-woman “We are all Moslems” banner he recently displayed.


Mexico by Motorcycle: An Adventure Story and Guide by William B. Kaliher was recently released. Check Amazon’s book reviews for more information on that adventure/guide. Mr. Kaliher has articles in over 600 publications of various genera and articles on HIV/AIDS in two scientific books. He has been producing his prediction columns yearly for almost two decades.

Benefits Of Grapefruit Seed Extract

Benefits Of Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit seed extract comes from the fruit and seeds of grapefruit, the sub-tropical citrus fruit that grows all across the world. Many cultures, from South America to Europe and Asia have used grapefruit seed extract as a tool to cleanse harmful organisms, among many other health benefits. [1]

Why is Grapefruit Seed Extract So Powerful?

Grapefruit seed extract is rich in nutrients and phytochemicals. It’s a great source of plant antioxidants; one of which includes hesperidin, a natural immune system stimulator. [2][3] Grapefruit seed extract also contains vitamin C, sterols, tocopherols, citric acid, limonoids, and trace minerals.

Grapefruit Seed Extract and Harmful Organisms

Multiple studies have found grapefruit seed extract to be effective against most types of internal and external harmful organisms, including candida. [4] Grapefruit seed extract is gentle enough to use as a wash for fruits and vegetables, but strong enough to replace chlorine as a water purification agent. [5][1] Very few other natural substances can compare.

Other Health Benefits of Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit seed extract has a multitude of uses and just as many benefits. It’s even an important ingredient in Nutracool®, my topical cream for stiff and sore muscles. Other uses include…

  • Encourages wounds to heal.
  • Supports normal lipid profiles, likely due to the presence of naringin. [6]
  • Excellent remedy for toenail fungus. [3]
  • Effective, natural preservative for cosmetics.
  • Encourages heart health. [7]
  • Helps alkalize the body.
  • Useful for pets, can be used to discourage fleas and skin conditions.

Have you used grapefruit seed extract to improve your life? Leave a comment below and share your story with us.

References:

  1. Skye Weintraub. The Parasite Menace. p.160.
  2. Armando C, Maythe S, Beatriz NP. Antioxidant activity of grapefruit seed extract on vegetable oils. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 77 (4): 463–7. 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0010(199808)77:4<463::AID-JSFA62>3.0.CO;2-1.
  3. Earl Mindell. Earl Mindell’s Supplement Bible. p. 69.
  4. Heggers JP1, Cottingham J, Gusman J, Reagor L, McCoy L, Carino E, Cox R, Zhao JG. The effectiveness of processed grapefruit-seed extract as an antibacterial agent: II. Mechanism of action and in vitro toxicity. J Altern Complement Med. 2002 Jun;8(3):333-40.
  5. Donald Goldberg, Arnold Gitomer, Robert Abel. The Best Supplements for Your Health. p.185.
  6. Gorinstein S, Leontowicz H, Leontowicz M, et al. Changes in plasma lipid and antioxidant activity in rats as a result of naringin and red grapefruit supplementation. J. Agric. Food Chem. 53 (8): 3223–8.
  7. Cerda JJ, Robbins FL, Burgin CW, Baumgartner TG, Rice RW. The effects of grapefruit pectin on patients at risk for coronary heart disease without altering diet or lifestyle. Clin Cardiol 11 (9): 589–94.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

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58 Facts About The U.S. Economy From 2015 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

58 Facts About The U.S. Economy From 2015 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

The world didn’t completely fall apart in 2015, but it is undeniable that an immense amount of damage was done to the U.S. economy.  This year the middle class continued to deteriorate, more Americans than ever found themselves living in poverty, and the debt bubble that we are living in expanded to absolutely ridiculous proportions.  Toward the end of the year, a new global financial crisis erupted, and it threatens to completely spiral out of control as we enter 2016.  Over the past six months, I have been repeatedly stressing to my readers that so many of the exact same patterns that immediately preceded the financial crisis of 2008 are happening once again, and trillions of dollars of stock market wealth has already been wiped out globally.  Some of the largest economies on the entire planet such as Brazil and Canada have already plunged into deep recessions, and just about every leading indicator that you can think of is screaming that the U.S. is heading into one.  So don’t be fooled by all the happy talk coming from Barack Obama and the mainstream media.  When you look at the cold, hard numbers, they tell a completely different story.  The following are 58 facts about the U.S. economy from 2015 that are almost too crazy to believe…

#1 These days, most Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.  At this point 62 percent of all Americans have less than 1,000 dollars in their savings accounts, and 21 percent of all Americans do not have a savings account at all.

#2 The lack of saving is especially dramatic when you look at Americans under the age of 55.  Incredibly, fewer than 10 percent of all Millennials and only about 16 percent of those that belong to Generation X have 10,000 dollars or more saved up.

#3 It has been estimated that 43 percent of all American households spend more money than they make each month.

#4 For the first time ever, middle class Americans now make up a minority of the population. But back in 1971, 61 percent of all Americans lived in middle class households.

#5 According to the Pew Research Center, the median income of middle class households declined by 4 percent from 2000 to 2014.

#6 The Pew Research Center has also found that median wealth for middle class households dropped by an astounding 28 percent between 2001 and 2013.

#7 In 1970, the middle class took home approximately 62 percent of all income. Today, that number has plummeted to just 43 percent.

#8 There are still 900,000 fewer middle class jobs in America than there were when the last recession began, but our population has gotten significantly larger since that time.

#9 According to the Social Security Administration, 51 percent of all American workers make less than $30,000 a year.

#10 For the poorest 20 percent of all Americans, median household wealth declined from negative 905 dollars in 2000 to negative 6,029 dollars in 2011.

#11 A recent nationwide survey discovered that 48 percent of all U.S. adults under the age of 30 believe that “the American Dream is dead”.

#12 Since hitting a peak of 69.2 percent in 2004, the rate of homeownership in the United States has been steadily declining every single year.

#13 At this point, the U.S. only ranks 19th in the world when it comes to median wealth per adult.

#14 Traditionally, entrepreneurship has been one of the primary engines that has fueled the growth of the middle class in the United States, but today the level of entrepreneurship in this country is sitting at an all-time low.

#15 For each of the past six years, more businesses have closed in the United States than have opened.  Prior to 2008, this had never happened before in all of U.S. history.

#16 If you can believe it, the 20 wealthiest people in this country now have more money than the poorest 152 million Americans combined.

#17 The top 0.1 percent of all American families have about as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent of all American families combined.

#18 If you have no debt and you also have ten dollars in your pocket, that gives you a greater net worth than about 25 percent of all Americans.

#19 The number of Americans that are living in concentrated areas of high poverty has doubled since the year 2000.

#20 An astounding 48.8 percent of all 25-year-old Americans still live at home with their parents.

#21 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49 percent of all Americans now live in a home that receives money from the government each month, and nearly 47 million Americans are living in poverty right now.

#22 In 2007, about one out of every eight children in America was on food stamps. Today, that number is one out of every five.

#23 According to Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, the authors of a new book entitled “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America“, there are 1.5 million “ultrapoor” households in the United States that live on less than two dollars a day. That number has doubled since 1996.

#24 46 million Americans use food banks each year, and lines start forming at some U.S. food banks as early as 6:30 in the morning because people want to get something before the food supplies run out.

#25 The number of homeless children in the U.S. has increased by 60 percent over the past six years.

#26 According to Poverty USA, 1.6 million American children slept in a homeless shelter or some other form of emergency housing last year.

#27 Police in New York City have identified 80 separate homeless encampments in the city, and the homeless crisis there has gotten so bad that it is being described as an “epidemic”.

#28 If you can believe it, more than half of all students in our public schools are poor enough to qualify for school lunch subsidies.

#29 According to a Census Bureau report that was released a while back, 65 percent of all children in the U.S. are living in a home that receives some form of aid from the federal government.

#30 According to a report that was published by UNICEF, almost one-third of all children in this country “live in households with an income below 60 percent of the national median income”.

#31 When it comes to child poverty, the United States ranks 36th out of the 41 “wealthy nations” that UNICEF looked at.

#32 An astounding 45 percent of all African-American children in the United States live in areas of “concentrated poverty”.

#33 40.9 percent of all children in the United States that are being raised by a single parent are living in poverty.

#34 There are 7.9 million working age Americans that are “officially unemployed” right now and another 94.4 million working age Americans that are considered to be “not in the labor force”.  When you add those two numbers together, you get a grand total of 102.3 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now.

#35 According to a recent Pew survey, approximately 70 percent of all Americans believe that “debt is a necessity in their lives”.

#36 53 percent of all Americans do not even have a minimum three-day supply of nonperishable food and water at home.

#37 According to John Williams of shadowstats.com, if the U.S. government was actually using honest numbers the unemployment rate in this nation would be 22.9 percent.

#38 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, only about 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

#39 The labor force participation rate for men has plunged to the lowest level ever recorded.

#40 Wholesale sales in the U.S. have fallen to the lowest level since the last recession.

#41 The inventory to sales ratio has risen to the highest level since the last recession.  This means that there is a whole lot of unsold inventory that is just sitting around out there and not selling.

#42 The ISM manufacturing index has fallen for five months in a row.

#43 Orders for “core” durable goods have fallen for ten months in a row.

#44 Since March, the amount of stuff being shipped by truck, rail and air inside the United States has been falling every single month on a year over year basis.

#45 Wal-Mart is projecting that its earnings may fall by as much as 12 percent during the next fiscal year.

#46 The Business Roundtable’s forecast for business investment in 2016 has dropped to the lowest level that we have seen since the last recession.

#47 Corporate debt defaults have risen to the highest level that we have seen since the last recession.  This is a huge problem because corporate debt in the U.S. has approximately doubled since just before the last financial crisis.

#48 Holiday sales have gone negative for the first time since the last recession.

#49 The velocity of money in the United States has dropped to the lowest level ever recorded.  Not even during the depths of the last recession was it ever this low.

#50 Barack Obama promised that his program would result in a decline in health insurance premiums by as much as $2,500 per family, but in reality average family premiums have increased by a total of $4,865 since 2008.

#51 Today, the average U.S. household that has at least one credit card has approximately $15,950 in credit card debt.

#52 The number of auto loans that exceed 72 months has hit at an all-time high of 29.5 percent.

#53 According to Dr. Housing Bubble, there have been “nearly 8 million homes lost to foreclosure since the homeownership rate peaked in 2004″.

#54 One very disturbing study found that approximately 41 percent of all working age Americans either currently have medical bill problems or are paying off medical debt.  And collection agencies seek to collect unpaid medical bills from about 30 million of us each and every year.

#55 The total amount of student loan debt in the United States has risen to a whopping 1.2 trillion dollars.  If you can believe it, that total has more than doubled over the past decade.

#56 Right now, there are approximately 40 million Americans that are paying off student loan debt.  For many of them, they will keep making payments on this debt until they are senior citizens.

#57 When you do the math, the federal government is stealing more than 100 million dollars from future generations of Americans every single hour of every single day.

#58 An astounding 8.16 trillion dollars has already been added to the U.S. national debt while Barack Obama has been in the White House.  That means that it is already guaranteed that we will add an average of more than a trillion dollars a year to the debt during his presidency, and we still have more than a year left to go.

What we have seen so far is just the very small tip of a very large iceberg.  About six months ago, I stated that “our problems will only be just beginning as we enter 2016″, and I stand by that prediction.

We are in the midst of a long-term economic collapse that is beginning to accelerate once again.  Our economic infrastructure has been gutted, our middle class is being destroyed, Wall Street has been transformed into the biggest casino in the history of the planet, and our reckless politicians have piled up the biggest mountain of debt the world has ever seen.

Anyone that believes that everything is “perfectly fine” and that we are going to come out of this “stronger than ever” is just being delusional.  This generation was handed the keys to the finest economic machine of all time, and we wrecked it.  Decades of incredibly foolish decisions have culminated in a crisis that is now reaching a crescendo, and this nation is in for a shaking unlike anything that it has ever seen before.

So enjoy the rest of 2015 while you still can.

2016 is almost here, and it is going to be quite a year…


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Italy Imposes Ban On Wooden Pizza Ovens

Italy Imposes Ban On Wooden Pizza Ovens

A new pay-to-pollute measure is being seamlessly imposed on drivers in Rome and Milan. The mandate is part of the carbon tax initiatives which are at the heart of the new pseudo-environmentalist policies.

(The Real Agenda) If there is one aspect that all out of control governments have in common is their incapacity to prepare and to prevent. Instead, they wait for disaster to hit and then react to a crisis.

In the process of reacting, governments usually grab more power from the citizenry, impose more limitations to people’s rights and small businesses and, of course, increase taxes. It is a win, win, win situation.

Most of the time, the reactive nature with which bureaucrats face a crisis stems from their incapacity to govern, but in recent years, the decision not to act in preventive ways has a lot to do with gaining more power and control.

One of the areas where governments have attempted to get more power is in issues related to the environment. Most of the mandates, laws and power grabs that bureaucracies have promoted in the last two decades have been justified with the idea that the climate is out of control, and that the bureaucrats have the solutions to put the genie back into the bottle.

Unfortunately, what many people see as good intentions to solve dire environmental problems, has become nothing else than reactive climate insanity.

It is not easy to imagine how far this climate insanity will go. Every new occurrence to ban one thing or another simply breaks all expectations.

Earlier this month, Italy, more precisely the city of Milan imposed a ban on cars due to high levels of air pollution, as if taking cars off the street for a few weeks would deal with the core of the contamination problem.

The same people who failed to prevent air pollution for decades, now find it fine and dandy to impose a ban on cars, which directly affects an already decaying economy.

Italian authorities have also taken action against the traditional wooden pizza ovens to reduce the high levels of pollution in large cities.

The mayor of the town of San Vitalino, on the outskirts of Naples, has decided to ban these furnaces. According to municipal regulations, furnaces should have special filters for pollution in order to operate.

The recently adopted wooden oven ban adds up to the Milan authorities decision to stop all traffic from cars and motorcycles for six hours a day. The ban takes place from Monday to Wednesday in a supposed attempt to reduce the high levels of air pollution. Meanwhile, in Rome, people cannot drive vehicles with odd registration numbers for a period of nine hours a day.

New pay-to-pollute measures are carbon taxes on driving

Little or no wind, a dry environment and lack of rain has prevented air pollution from dispersing, so municipal authorities in Rome and Milan have adopted these restrictive measures, which do not affect vehicles that pollute less, such as hybrids.

So you see, authorities are not really concerned with pollution as much as they say they are. If winds were blowing the smog away, they would have not banned driving or riding motorcycles.

They are only doing it to hide the fact that they have not been doing their job to keep a clean environment. Instead, the bureaucrats have adopted reactive measures to mask their incompetence and lack of care for the environment, which they claim to want to protect.

The authorities in Milan, a city that has been under a cloud of pollution for several days, have launched a program which charges 1.5 euros per ticket purchased by motorists. The ticket allows drivers to move freely around the city.

The move is nothing else than a step towards taxing drivers as a condition to being able to circulate in the city. This is the same principle behind similar programs such as taxing drivers by the mile and imposing carbon taxes on the population. With these plans, authorities seek to discourage driving altogether and limit freedom of movement.

Those seemingly voluntary measures are reinforced with threats against those who ‘violate’ the new rules. Motorists who do not pay to drive risk heavy fines.

The mayor of Milan, Giuliano Pisapia, announced the new restrictions last week and urged all cities to introduce the same measures. “In these days of emergency we can not remain impassive” he said.

In 2012, Italy was the European country with the largest number of pollution-related, deaths, 84,000, according to the European Environment Agency. In 2008 Milan was chosen as the most polluted city in Europe. Both Milan and Rome have repeatedly introduced traffic restrictions since 2007.

A simple accounting of the pollution vs. reactive policies timeline confirms that both Rome and Milan waited until the contamination problem was unbearable to launch a desperate attack on driving, as supposed to having faced the challenge before it actually became an air pollution crisis.

Last week, Beijing, another city that is plagued with air pollution also declared a red alert. It is the second time so far this month, and cars can only run on alternate days depending on their registration. Despite the ban, Chinese authorities themselves acknowledge that up to 112,800 vehicles breached the rules.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

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