US student loan debt has surpassed the total credit card debt and has reached nearly $1 trillion. Jacob speaks with a representative of the Guardian's US Student Debt Project which presents the stories of those affected by this crushing debt.
IT has already Hit the Fan - - Here's the Proof SHTF - Economic Collapse
US citizens living in small towns continue to suffer from the recession and rising unemployment. Most say that President Barack Obama has not offered any new proposals on how to reinvigorate the economy at the start of his second term. Obama has just given a speech in Galesburg, Illinois defending his policies. Patty Culhane reports from Galesburg.
Russia's Putin will be going to Iran to speak to the new president,
Rouhani, to try and convince them to scale back their nuclear program
Russia's Putin to visit Tehran for nuclear talks
(Reuters) - Russian leader Vladimir Putin will meet Iran's newly elected president in Tehran next month to discuss restarting talks on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, Russian and Iranian media reports said on Wednesday.
The Russian newspaper Kommersant quoted a source close to the Iranian Foreign Ministry as saying President Putin would visit on August 12, days after Hassan Rouhani is inaugurated.
Iran's Mehr news agency said Putin would travel to Iran on August 16, without citing a source.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined comment on the reports. Putin last visited Iran in 2007 to attend a summit of states bordering the Caspian Sea.
World powers hope Iran's relatively moderate new leader will comply with demands for Tehran to scale back nuclear work which they suspect is aimed at enabling it to make bombs.
Iran says it is enriching uranium, the fissile material for atomic bombs, only to fuel nuclear power stations and for medical purposes.
Are Bitcoins a Ponzi scheme? That's what the headlines in the media
suggest the Securities Exchange Commission is alleging. However, the
SEC is simply investigating whether the new crypto-currencies are being
used as a tool to lure investors into an illegal investment scheme.
Whether or not this is true, the smear campaign against alternative
currencies continues. In a press release, the SEC stated "Investors
should understand that regardless of the type of investment, a promise
of high returns with little or no risk is a classic warning sign of
fraud." Well, don't tell that to Fannie and Freddie. At least China
And there was a natural gas explosion on an unmanned rig off the coast of Louisiana on Tuesday. The blaze has been described as "out of control." No injuries were reported on the nearby jackup rig, but a natural gas cloud and a very large light sheen was reported. The operator of the well stated no "oil" was spilled, but again it's a natural gas rig. Curiously the well that exploded was a sidetrack well, which is usually used to overcome an engineering problem with the original well. We'll stay on top of this story as it develops.
And, we have a Bloomberg-gate update. That would be the scandal where Bloomberg reporters were allegedly spying on Bloomberg terminal users, including such power users as Ben Bernanke and Tim Geithner. Well, the current attorney general of New York, Eric Schneiderman, who was funded by George Soros, is now investigating the matter.
The AG position is one that Eliot Spitzer held before becoming governor. Spitzer is now once again seeking elected office as New York City Comptroller, to oversee the city's $140 billion pension fund. Oh, and Mayor Bloomberg himself is suing the current Comptroller. Break out the popcorn, because we smell a Gangs of New York-style fight brewing here. Bob talks dysfunctional politics with Lew Rockwell. And Perianne profile the dysfunctional city of Detroit, as well.
A former Libertarian Presidential candidate is making economic news -- bad news -- for the LP once again. According to his latest filing with the Federal Election Commission, former Libertarian Presidential nominee, Gary Johnson's campaign is now over a million dollars in debt, 6 months after the Presidential election. This is in stark contrast to Republicans Mitt Romney and Ron Paul who report zero debt, and puts Johnson in the political debtors camp with --- President Obama and Newt Gingrich. It is also in stark contrast to Johnson's campaign rhetoric.
Harry S Dent is a financial newsletter writer and author , who is also the founder of HS Dent Investment Management, an investment firm based in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Dent's latest book is The Great Crash Ahead. Other books include The Great Depression Ahead and The Next Great Bubble Boom.
In this report we will discuss the latest news on the economic collapse. We are seeing more drills that include military helicopters flying in cities. We are seeing more taxes being imposed on Americans. We are seeing Europe suffering with a recession/depression. War is on the horizon and is building with Syria, US, and Russia. All of this leads to one thing and one thing only, the economic collapse is approaching.
What Really Happened Radio Show: Michael Rivero Wednesday July 24 2013
Michael Rivero is the webmaster of http://whatreallyhappened.com/ and host of the What Really Happened radio shows on the Republic Broadcasting Network. Formerly with NASA, Michael transitioned his image processing skills (along with a brief stint as an actor) into the then-new motion picture computer animation field and has worked on films such as "Star Trek", "The Day After Tomorrow", and has supervised visual effects on "Brainscan," "LOST", and "Hawaii Five-0." Michael has taken a sabbatical from film work to focus all his efforts on peace activism. Michaels foray into blogging began before the word was even invented, and happened almost by accident when he spotted a suspicious photograph being broadcast on ABC news in 1994 related to the death of White House deputy Council Vincent Foster. Since that sudden beginning, Michaels website has expanded to cover diverse topics including the JFK assassination, the accidental shoot-down of TWA 800, election fraud, health issues, Saddams non-existent nuclear weapons, 9-11, the economy, and of course, the lies used to trick the United States into wars of conquest on Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Iran. Michael resides in Hawaii with his wife Claire, who is a composer and creates much of theme music used on the What Really Happened radio show.
President Obama's complete speech on the economy from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.
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When will the economy collapse? Well in order to answer that question we have to first look at the geopolitical variables holding the dollar up, in particular the petrodollar.
The consequences he is drawing (of totalitarianism) are completely unfounded. Just because it's now 'possible' for the government to do bad things, doesn't mean they 'will' or are 'intending' to do so
Are we having another James Holmes court double incident?
A quick footage aired by the Russian TV supposedly shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the court hearing on Wednesday, although it's a shitty video that makes impossible a facial recognition, but still rises a question: Why the Russian TV has such video and the US MSM is showing only sketches??? Also after the Boston Globe reportage, now a CNN reporter threw a series of hints about the guy in the courtroom being someone else and not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A truly clusterfuck of unspeakable proportions.
Defense Against the Psychopath is a three part documentary excerpted from chapter one of my book; The Art of Urban Survival. This chapter teaches people how to recognize and defend against our society's most dangerous predators, psychopaths.
Part One teaches how to recognize psychopaths by their Key Character traits.
Part Two describes the different psychopathic archetypes that inhabit different levels of society.
Part Three teaches how to recognize the psychopath's typical Modus Operandi and how to deal with the psychopaths you will inevitably encounter in life.
On this Wednesday, July 24 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex talks about the increasing frequency of police state violence as a cop kills a family dog in Virginia while delivering the tragic news that their son had been killed. Executing family pets is now routine behavior for many police departments around the country. Alex also looks at pro-Trayvon protests organized by a communist who idolizes the historical mass murderers Stalin and Mao as the effort to persecute George Zimmerman for exercising his right to self defense turns into a distorted and preverse "civil rights" campaign led by notorious ambulance chasers and other political opportunists. Alex runs down other important news items on today's worldwide broadcast, including an effort in Congress to take the air out of the NSA's surveillance grid and put a stop to the Stasi state.
The Diamond industry does the same thing.
BIG BROTHER in UK as CCTV Camera's takes over your FREEDOM & PRIVACY
There are up to 5.9 million CCTV cameras in Britain, according to a report by The British Security Industry Association.
It's thought Britain could have more CCTV cameras than any other country in the world.
Footage from CCTV cameras is often used by police as evidence to convict criminals, and some people believe this helps prevent crime.
Much of Britain has been fixated on this number ever since (a figure derived by counting those cameras present on Putney High Street in London and extrapolating upwards for a 'guesstimate'). We've been consistently bombarded with hypotheses on the supposed rise of the "Surveillance State" and George Orwell's Big Brother coming to life ever since.
The BSIA's 51-page document focuses on the number of properties in the UK, floor area, and "alternative appropriate estimates". It accounts for the number of CCTV cameras located in (for example) offices, factories, warehouses, schools, department stores, car parks, and railway stations, and those deployed for "security surveillance, related monitoring and safety aspects". Low-, medium-, and upper-level camera figures for the UK are tabulated.
According to the BSIA, camera numbers in the private sector could be outweighing those operated by the police and local authorities by a factor of somewhere around 70:1.
So the vast majority of cameras are privately owned and operated -- very much contrary to popular opinion that we're all living in a "Surveillance State".
Parliament has made a pleasing start to regulating CCTV and its operation, not least through the auspices of the Security Industry Authority and its own Public Space Surveillance licensing regime.
Is it, though, addressing what many commentators believe to be the central challenge -- the extent of camera proliferation in the private sector and the need for it to be closely monitored?
As stated, evidence to help solve cases of criminality unearthed by the police service often comes from cameras stationed in the private sector, but how many times have we heard about "less than perfect" installations or accusations of generally poor CCTV management? Are CCTV systems genuinely "fit for purpose" (i.e. are they fully operational and recording properly)? Do surveillance solutions meet the needs of their end-users (around image quality, for example)?
Increasingly, more companies wish their premises to be protected by CCTV, but, at the very same time, more non-specialist installers are entering the fray and itching to grab a slice of the commercial action.
Such regulation will ensure the private sector provides the highest-quality video evidence possible for use by the police and the courts. A situation that's very much for the public good.
A new camera technology from Hitachi Hokusai Electric can scan days of camera footage instantly, and find any face which has EVER walked past it.
ts makers boast that it can scan 36 million faces per second.
The technology raises the spectre of governments -- or other organisations -- being able to 'find' anyone instantly simply using a passport photo or a Facebook profile.
The 'trick' is that the camera 'processes' faces as it records, so that all faces which pass in front of it are recorded and stored instantly.
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Faces are stored as a searchable 'biometric' record, storing the unique
When the police -- or anyone else -- want to search for a particular individual, they're searching through a gallery of pre-indexed faces, rather than a messy library of footage.
It is so intrusive that Britain may be in breach of human rights laws, he warned, and most people are ignorant of how sophisticated technology has become.
technological ability to use millions of images we capture -- there will be a huge public backlash. It is the Big Brother scenario playing out large. It's the ability to pick out your face in a crowd from a camera which is probably half a mile away."
Imagine if Google or Facebook decided to install their own CCTV cameras everywhere, gathering data about our movements, recording our lives and joining up every camera in the land in one giant control room. It's Orwellian surveillance with fluffier branding. And this isn't just video surveillance --
Practicing democracy and freedom?? by US?? Its anything but a democracy. A totalitarian hypocrisy! Much like former USSR they monitor everything so people live in fear being monitored and wont come forward criticizing fake government. They live in a chicken farm where everything is controlled. The fake media including CNN must have a hard time rationalizing this! For anyone who boast about freedom and democracy in US , Mr Snowden got the answer!! And of course Obama is just a puppet!
Rand Paul (R-Ky.) spoke at the 114th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Kentucky Republican, who has not been shy in hinting he may run for president in 2016, has been a critic of overseas military adventurism that partly defined President George W. Bush's two terms in office, as well as the use of drone strikes under both Mr. Bush's administration and that of President Obama.
"America has never backed down from a fight, but we should never be one that is eager to get involved in civil wars that don't affect our national security," he said. "Is our involvement in Egypt, Syria and Pakistan to our benefit or our detriment? We must have the strongest military on Earth — not because we are eager to use it, but so that no one would ever dare challenge us."
Mr. Paul went on to quote President Reagan's first inaugural address: "Our forbearance...should never be misunderstood. Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will. When action is required to preserve our national security, we will act. We will maintain sufficient strength to prevail if need be, knowing that if we do so we have the best chance of never having to use that strength."
For the country's sake and for veterans' sake, Mr. Paul said, "America's mission should always be to keep the peace, not to police the world."
Since Y2K (Year 2000AD) when the expectation of coming of our Lord Jesus Christ was not realized, many pastors and church leaders began to doubt the bible as the word of God. They then began to use worldly wisdom (demonic) for the understanding, comfort, security, advice, health etc. (James 3:14-16)
God used adverse weather conditions, earthquakes ,floods , famines and economic crisis to alert the Christians and to no avail but they still love this world and the things therein. The opinion of the world's experts that `global warming' caused all these calamities is accepted by these depraved Christian leaders thus ignoring the warnings by God. This shows that they are so depraved, worldly that they cannot hear from God anymore.
Thus, since the beginning of this Millennium, God had to use these types of signs with 5000 dead birds and 100,000 dead fishes and within 2 weeks after these miracles many birds, fishes, crabs and animals died in numerous area and countries worldwide. All the world experts have no answer and yet Christians are still sleeping or wallowing in the dirt of this world. They do not love God anymore otherwise they will hear Him and see His warnings.
These co-called `Christs' will misled Christians by discounted all His warnings with signs and wonders and finally God has to removed them if they do not repent with the deadly nuclear World War 3 killing 1/4 of all mankind.
Snowden wants to stay in Russia indefinitely - Lawyer to RT
Lawyer Anatoly Kucherena says Snowden's asylum bid is still being reviewed by immigration authorities and that the whistleblower will have to stay at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, but confirmed that the NSA-leaker will live in Russia. He assured that Snowden is staying in good conditions. READ MORE http://on.rt.com/zd1ngz
LPACNEWS | July 23,2013 | A political policy for Genocide is rolling out in America. The conditions now being experienced by the people of Detroit, as described vividly in this presentation, herald the future for the rest of the American people — unless Glass-Steagall is immediately restored and the true enemies of the United States recognized, and defeated.
Detroit is Too Big to Fail: Crush Wall Street, Not The American People
by Bill Roberts, LaRouchePAC Policy Committee
On Friday, July 19th, during a live webcast Lyndon LaRouche warned that if we do not succeed in forcing the U.S. Congress to put through a reinstatement of Glass-Steagall, we can kiss the nation goodbye. As the financial bubble continues to implode, the banks of the trans-Atlantic financial system would simply default on payments to their debtors and a major part of the population of Europe and the United States would simply be left out on the streets to starve to death. ...
....This is the type of blatantly fascist bail-in policy spelled out in Title II of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, which creates a top down authority by which the "systemically important" global banks can commence the "Cyprus-style" default on depositors' accounts. It also reflects what J.P. Morgan has openly called for in a recent 16 page document where they brag that a top down, unified bankers dictatorship over Europe is already halfway complete and that the only thing standing in the way is anti-fascist, pro-democratic constitutions in place in certain European nations. ...
Read More ... http://larouchepac.com/node/27441
INTELNEWS | The true enemies of the U.S. are operating within the U.S Government, Banking Institutions, News Media, Pentagon and War-machine Corporations and the Federal Reserve System; all of which clearly represents the House of Rothschild's (The British Empire) Israeli Jewish Zionist Network acting as the Shadow Government, the Obama Administration, the real authority behind the mask of the U.S. Government. These are the true enemies of the United States that need to be recognized, and defeated.
The reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act will be a step toward reorganizing the banking system in America. National Banking under a U.S. Hamiltonian Credit System will end the Rothschild Central Banking System in America. "Chasing the Money Changers out of the Temple" (America) is a major step that could only be carried out by a Constitutional Military Force to drive these tyrannical Zionist régimes of evil and corruption out from behind the U.S. Government and mainstream America.
Whether it is global warming gone amuck or aliens arriving or giant meteors crashing into earth, Bible prophecies, Astrology used in predictions of future world events for the rest of 2012. Will the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (The Antichrist, War, Economic Chaos, and Death) ride? How will the world and U.S. economy do? Will there be major wars? Disease plagues, such as a Flu epidemic?
The Final Prophecies asks the question; "how can we know that Last-Days Biblical prophecy is really real"? The answer will take you through a journey from the ancient past to examine the origin of the records themselves and lead you throughout the last four thousand years of human history to modern day events. Discover shocking evidence from the past that provide overwhelming evidence that the prophetic events of the past were in fact prediction and came to pass with shocking accuracy. If the Biblical events and prophecies of the past came true, then could the prophecies remaining t be fulfilled also come to pass? This frightening journey through history provides certainly in a time of global turmoil and suggests that we have less time left than many would like to believe