Monday, April 23, 2012

The False Left/Right Paradigm Nightmare

April 23, 2012
By Brandon Smith

The following video is a fantastic representation of the absurdity of our political system and the so called "choices" we are offered every election season. There is no possibility of repairing our nation when our government is controlled by elite banking interests. Absolutely none. And, there is no possibility of changing that dynamic when both candidates for President are essentially the same animal with the same master. No one, not even a die-hard Obama fanatic, can argue against the fact that this is an epic farce. All they can do, is ignore the facts completely and pretend that we're living in a different world, filled with even more blind optimism, and a complete lack of logic...


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Are We Facing The Biggest Bubble Since Housing?

April 14, 2012

We had the “dot com” bubble and then we had the housing bubble. You‘d think we’d learn our lesson, right? Apparently not.

Due to constantly rising healthcare costs, Citigroup economist Steven Wieting says the healthcare industry will be the cause of the next big bubble. And as if his analysis wasn’t scary enough, he also suggests it will be bigger than anything we’ve seen before.

“It’s not a single asset price that’s about to pop (like housing) and it doesn’t have a cyclical component,” he explains during a live interview on CNBC’s Fast Money.

“It’s a fundamental bubble that will have a large impact on the economy,” he added.

Watch Wieting explain the possible new bubble (via CNBC):

Wieting went on to explain that healthcare costs are growing at a pace too fast to support.

“Ultimately there will be a price to pay” he says.

Because companies and governments already try to support the rising cost of healthcare, Wieting predicts these costs will cut into budgets.

“We’ll either have to raise taxes or increase budget deficits in order to finance it. And it will crowd out other things. Already we’re starting to see it impact education and infrastructure spending,” he said.

Co-host Jon Najarian added to Wieting’s prediction by saying that it might get to the point where people will be forced to decide which healthcare products they can do without.

“This kind of thesis doesn’t bode well for medical device makers such as Intuitive Surgical the maker of daVinci. And it’s probably negative for implant makers like Stryker,” he said.

Impeach Obama: No Surrender of American Military to U.N

April 14, 2012
News with Attitude

By Eliana Benador
Right Side News

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.” Sir Winston Churchill

America is taking time to wake up. But, the effervescence of the nation cannot be allowed to vanish when the enemy brings nothing that can contribute to make this a better world -nothing except aberrations such as beheading, stoning, mutilation, honor killing, terrorism against innocent civilians, and so much dreadfully more.

When such a low-life enemy wants to quietly enter our country, our cities, our towns and our homes, it means the time has come to make a choice.
And, therefore, one has to accept that there is no worse enemy than the one within, the one among us. That’s the one who, without wasting any minute, needs to be zapped, Read More

Dueling Economic Banjos Offer No Deliverance

April 14, 2012
By Brandon Smith

Americans have been listening to the mainstream financial media’s song and dance for around four years now. Every year, the song tells a comforting tale of good ol’ fashioned down home economic recovery with biscuits and gravy. And, every year, more people are left to wonder where this fantastic smorgasbord turnaround is taking place? Two blocks down? The next city over? Or perhaps only the neighborhoods surrounding the offices of CNN, MSNBC, and FOX? Certainly, it’s not spreading like wildfire in our own neck of the woods…

Many in the general public are at the very least asking “where is the root of the recovery?” However, what they should really be asking is “where is the trigger for collapse?” Since 2007/2008, I and many other independent economic analysts have outlined numerous possible fiscal weaknesses and warning signs that could bring disaster if allowed to fully develop. What we find to our dismay here in 2012, however, is not one or two of these triggers coming to fruition, but nearly EVERY SINGLE conceivable Achilles’ heel within the foundation of our system raw and ready to snap at a moment’s notice. We are trapped on a river rapid leading to multiple economic disasters, and the only thing left for any sincere analyst to do is to carefully anticipate where the first hits will come from. Read More

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gov. Christie: Nation turning into 'people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check'

April 10, 2012

NEW YORK — Gov. Chris Christie said the country is becoming a "paternalistic entitlement society" this morning in a speech at a conservative conference headed by former President George W. Bush.

Addressing Bush and other national Republicans, Christie said he hasn't seen a less optimistic period in the country in his lifetime.

"Government's telling them stop dreaming, stop striving, we'll take care of you," he said at a theater at the New York Historical Society. "We're turning into a paternalistic entitlement society. That will not just bankrupt us financially, it will bankrupt us morally."

"We'll have a bunch of people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check," Christie said. Read More

Monday, April 9, 2012

Is America About to Repeat the Awful History of Germany in the 1930s?

April 9,2012
The Godfather: Godfather Politics

"The following article has been making its way around the internet. No one knows who wrote it, but it’s spot on. I’ve done some editing to make it more readable. — The Godfather"

 Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten to fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?

We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has “loaned” trillions of dollars over the past few years, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of “we the people” who loaned our powers to elected leaders who took an oath to uphold the Constitution.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. We have intentionally dumbed-down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why our nation is worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate what they believe without excessive use of the word “like.” Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, and school Boards continue to back mediocrity. Read More

Leaked document: EPA knowingly approved bee-killing pesticide

April 9, 2012
By Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) A Colorado beekeeper recently obtained a leaked document revealing that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knows a popular crop pesticide is killing off honey bees, but has allowed its continued approval anyway. Despite opposition from its own scientists, EPA officials first gave the a-okay to Bayer CropScience's toxic pesticide clothianidin in 1993 based on the company's own flawed safety studies. But now it has been revealed that the EPA knew all along about the dangers of clothianidin and decided to just ignore them.

By now, most people know that honeybees are dying off at an incredibly disturbing rate. Colony collapse disorder (CCD), a condition where bees stray from the hive and never find their way back, is nixing millions of nature's pollinators every year. Previous studies have pinpointed various environmental toxins as the primary culprits, including toxic pesticides like clothianidin (

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pope holds Easter candle at basilica vigil

April 7, 2012
AP Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI, carrying a tall, lit candle, ushered in Christianity's most joyous celebration with an Easter vigil service Saturday night, but voiced fears that mankind is groping in darkness, unable to distinguish good from evil.

Easter for Christians commemorates Christ's triumph over death with his resurrection following his crucifixion.
"Life is stronger than death. Good is stronger than evil. Love is stronger than hate. Truth is stronger than lies," Benedict, wearing white robes in a symbol of new life, told the faithful in a packed St. Peter's Basilica.

Still, Benedict worried in his homily: "The darkness that poses a real threat to mankind, after all, is the fact that he can see and investigate tangible material things, but cannot see where the world is going or whence it comes, where our own life is going, what is good and what is evil."

"The darkness enshrouding God and obscuring values is the real threat to our existence and to the world in general," the pope said. Read More

How Sturdy Is the Obama Narrative that 'Keeps Us Silent'?

"Ordinary censorship occupies itself with the results of human curiosity. What I am talking about attacks human curiosity itself."

April 7, 2012

By Monte Kuligowski

Count Roger Kimball in among those who recognize the totalitarian atmosphere somehow created to protect President Obama. The entire range of questions related to Mr. Obama's possible ineligibility for the presidency has been rendered taboo.

Recently, Kimball wrote a piece affirming the brave observations of Diana West found in her piece, "Silence of the Lapdogs." In her essay, West explains why the incriminating findings of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's investigative team are not common knowledge.

Regarding the nativity story of Barack Obama, Kimball notes that "[i]t's not just that you are not allowed to express certain opinions about the subject. You are not even allowed to publicly entertain any questions about it."

The accepted Obama narrative has been a secure fortress for Obama. The president stays inside its walls unruffled, with lifted chin. The narrative "keeps us silent" even though in reality it's a house of cards

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President Scofflaw

The old word "scofflaw" denotes not just a lawbreaker, but somebody who mocks the law.

April 7, 2012
By James Lewis

I've seen many debates about the war powers of the U.S. Congress, but I've never seen an American president openly laugh at the idea of seeking congressional approval for a major U.S. military assault on another country.
Obama did it with Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Kenya and tried it in Syria. But not in Iran.
Gaddafi is dead, Libya is a disaster, and no one has gotten any answers. Other than that contemptuous laugh. The media don't even dare to ask questions. They are afraid of retaliation.
I haven't seen an American president openly pressure the U.S. Supreme Court to protect his party's takeover of one-seventh of the American economy.
As Charles Krauthammer pointed out regarding the assertion of Federal jurisdiction made by Obama:

If [being born] ... means entering the market, Congress is omnipotent, authorized by the commerce clause to regulate "every human activity from cradle to grave." Read More

America: A Government Out Of Control

April 6, 2012

The following content is likely familiar to those who are regular readers here at Alt-Market, but I thought the amount of effort and care that went into making this video series warranted special attention. New America Now takes my recent essay "What Kind Of Power Should Government Have Over Your Life" and gives it the energy of visual media. I am truly honored that they exerted the considerable time and perspiration needed to recreate one of my articles this way, and I hope that Alt-Market readers will visit their YouTube channel and website in return. In the meantime, take a gander at this production...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Savage New Territory: Trickle Down Tyranny

April 5, 2012
American Thinker
By Larrey Anderson

In the "Acknowledgments" at the end of his new book Trickle Down Tyranny, Michael Savage states that this book is his "most seminal work." Since "seminal" means, "strongly influencing later events," Savage is offering a prediction about -- not a description of -- the book. He probably will be proven right. Trickle Down Tyranny breaks new political ground for the reader and for the writer. Read more

25 Must Know Skills For Surviving The Coming Nightmare

April 5, 2012

This article was written by Be Informed and originally published at

Many people nowadays are quite aware that the world they live in is going to the toilet. Aside from the geophysical part that “seems” to be going haywire and could be nothing other than the planet’s cycles, there are plenty of manmade catastrophes that loom on the horizon. Never has the planet had as many people as now and the more people there are the more competition there is for resources. More countries seek nuclear devices than ever before and with advancements in technology this is a much easier process than anytime before. Biological and chemical weapons are also much easier to manufacture because of leaps of technology in regards to computers. Oil markets are much tighter because of the countries of China and India and their increasing need of energy to fuel their booming economies, and new finds of oil fields cannot keep up with the demand. The debacle of the world economies needs no introduction. In short, bad times, really bad times could and probably be coming to a neighborhood near you. Unless you and your family take quite seriously this possibility, if and when something extremely horrible happens, you could very well end up one of the large number of statistics. Read More

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Agenda 21 And The Control Of Oil: Video

April 4, 2012

Cassandra Anderson of composes a very precise and well researched video on the Agenda 21 exploitation of the peak oil lie in the control of gas and energy prices. She even cites yours truly!

Brandon Smith

Understanding The Slave Mentality

April 4, 2012
By Brandon Smith

In the initial stages of nearly every recorded tyranny, the saucer eyed dumbstruck masses exhibit astonishing and masterful skill when denying reality. The facts behind their dire circumstances and of their antagonistic government become a source of cynical psychological gameplay rather than a source of legitimate concern. Their desperate need to maintain their normalcy bias creates a memory and observation vacuum in which all that runs counter to their false assumptions and preconceptions disappears forever. It is as if they truly cannot see the color of the sky, or the boot on their face. The concrete world of truth becomes a dream, an illusion that can be heeded or completely ignored depending on one’s mood. For them, life is a constant struggle of dissociation, where the tangible is NOT welcome…Read More