Why Our Currency Will Fail

By Chris Martenson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The idea that the very same economic forces that are currently plaguing Greece, et al., are somehow not relevant to the United States’ circumstances does not hold water.  As goes the rest of the world, so goes the US. When we back up far […]

Regulatory Democracy

From DumpDC. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- from The Daily Bell (Editor’s Note: This article defines the United States of America today, and shows you what a seceding state must be sure it does not replicate.) The easiest way to define regulatory democracy is to look at what America has become. Initially, America […]

A New Anthem?

Give it a listen.  Here’s another version. An here’s an English version with alternative lyrics by Pete Seeger. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Thoughts are free, who can guess them? They flee by like nocturnal shadows. No man can know them, no hunter can shoot them with powder and lead: Thoughts are […]

LTC Terry Lakin Denied Kansas Medical License for Challenging Obama's Eligibility: Same Board Approved License for Doctor that Killed Patient

From BirtherReport.Com —————————————————————————————————————————————————— A Kansas board that denied a licensed doctor of osteopathic medicine a license was primarily concerned about the man’s political views. The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts is a 15-member panel appointed by the governor and decides the fate of doctors in Kansas. Terrence […]

WAR CRIMES – US Soldiers shooting live rounds at Iraqi prisoners

Watch the video. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- US troops fire on Iraqi detainees after burning their Holy Quran books in front of them. Amateur footage recently posted on the internet shows American troops firing live ammunition on Iraqi prisoners during a riot in a US detention facility in Iraq back in […]

Feds, Detroit police team up for truancy sweep today

From the Detroit Free Press. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– In an effort to keep kids safe and reduce crime, federal officials are teaming up with the Detroit Police for a truancy sweep today.   The effort is part of the Operation Safe Passage Task Force, an ongoing collaborative effort by federal, […]

Man held in solitary two years without trial cannot remember ordeal

From Raw Story. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Topics: dona ana county ♦ solitary confinement ♦ Stephen Slevin A New Mexico man, who expects to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for the rest of his life, was awarded $22 million last week after he was tossed in solitary confinement for two years and never given […]

Truth, lies and Afghanistan

From Armed Forces Journal. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and their Afghan partners. My duties with the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force took me into every significant area where our soldiers engage the enemy. Over the course of 12 months, I […]

Why economic inequality leads to collapse

Article by Stewart Lansley. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Dust Bowl refugees during the Great Depression, 1937. The Great Crash of 1929 was preceded by a period of rapid enrichment for those at the top. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis During the past 30 years, a growing share of the global economic pie has been […]

White African-American boy not ‘black’ enough for award

This is funny. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- The Omaha suspension of a white high-school student originally from South Africa is sending shock waves across America as debate rages over who can claim rights to the term “African-American.” South African native Trevor Richards suspended over African-American campaign The case centers on Trevor […]

Congress Calls for Accelerated Use of Drones in U.S.

From Secrecy News. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- A House-Senate conference report this week called on the Administration to accelerate the use of civilian unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or “drones,” in U.S. airspace. The pending authorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration directs the Secretary of Transporation to develop within nine months “a comprehensive plan to […]

Rich Americans Are Fleeing the Country

Article by Bob Adelmann. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- When Hollywood film director James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic, Terminator) announcedthat he was moving to New Zealand, preppers, fiscal doomsayers, and alarmists had a field day in deciphering his motives for moving, ultimately deciding that Cameron was moving so that he is better able to weather the […]

Progress in the Battle Against Gender Inequality: Equal Rights to Die for the Empire

By Butler Shaffer. ———————————————————————————————— A news story informs us that the U.S. military is “easing” its restrictions against women serving in combat, so that they can enjoy an “equal playing field” with men in their opportunities to have their minds and bodies ripped apart in wartime. Medals and […]

When Democracy Murders Liberty

Article by Paul Gottfried.  ———————————————————————————————— In a recent interview with the German weekly Junge Freiheit, popular satirist and onetime fixture of the left Eckhard Henscheid explained why he had moved toward the libertarian right and was fighting censorship in his “democratic” society. Junge Freiheit had been kept from […]

Attack the System: Interview with Thomas N. Naylor

Listen to the interview. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Keith Preston interviews Thomas N. Naylor of the Second Vermont Republic. Topics include: How support for secession grew out of opposition to the wars initiated by the Bush administration; The negative impact of the Obama presidency on the secessionist movement; How the military-industrial […]

Iran's leader: War would be detrimental to U.S.

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— The supreme leader of Iran issued a blunt warning Friday that war would be detrimental to the United States — and that Iran is ready to help anyone who confronts “cancerous” Israel. “You see every now and then in this way they say that all […]

Vermont inmates hide pig in official police car decal

From Reuters. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Inmates working at a Vermont correctional unit’s print shop managed to sneak a prank image of a pig into a state police crest that is emblazoned on police cars, and 30 cruisers sported the design for the last year, officials said on Thursday. The official […]

TSA Screener Arrested In $5,000 Theft

From My Fox Twin Cities. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— (NewsCore)(New York Post) – A Transportation Security Administration screener was busted for allegedly stealing $5,000 from a passenger who was going through a security checkpoint at New York’s JFK airport, the latest in a string of snafus by the federal agency, authorities […]

Massive U.S. Military Buildup Reported Around Iran; Up to 100,000 Troops Ready By March

From the SHTF Plan. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– While President Obama’s supporters hailed his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq as the end of the war in the middle east, behind the scenes the Pentagon has been quietly massing troops and armaments on two islands located just south of the Strait of Hormuz, […]

Panetta believes Israel could strike Iran this spring

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— By Barbara Starr U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has come to the conclusion there is a growing likelihood Israel could attack Iran sometime this spring in an effort to destroy its suspected nuclear weapons program, according to a senior administration official. The official declined to […]

Indy Super Bowl: National Security State Protects Sports Fans from Prostitutes

Article from Infowars. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– In Indianapolis, local cops and the FBI have set-up a massive surveillance grid ahead of the Super Bowl, slated for February 5th. The heightened security – including a smartphone photo and video surveillance network, the installation of 150 new manhole covers, and the virtual […]

British Pair Arrested in United States on Terror Charges Over Tweet Joke

From the Intel Hub. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Two British tourists were arrested by the Department of Homeland Security and denied entry to the country after posting two tweets that were apparently considered terrorist threats by overzealous agents who did not posses even rudimentary knowledge of the difference between British and […]

Bryant Security Company On Occupy Miami: 'Ready To Intervene, Should Riots Occur'

From The Huffington Post. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- A sign of uncertain times, or marketing of questionable taste? As Occupy Miami received its most certain eviction notice yet, possibly leading to a sunset showdown of sorts with police, a Miami security company issued a statement boasting their readiness to “intervene, should riots occur.” Apparently, […]

Israeli drone crashes in ball of fire

From CNN. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- The Israeli drone aircraft, the Eitan, is pictured in February 2010. STORY HIGHLIGHTS The plane spins in the air and loses a wing before the crash, a witness says The drone is capable of reaching parts of Iran — and carrying missiles No injuries are […]

The Coming Paradigm Shift in Silver

From Financial Sense. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The biggest problem for investors today in trying to forecast the future price of silver is the enormous amount of contradictory analysis on the Internet. There are bulls, bears, paper traders, physical buyers, technical analysts, hedge funds, commercial banks and silver manufacturers all trying […]

Navy to launch 'mothership' floating base in the Middle East this summer

From The Daily Mail. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Pentagon is set to launch a floating naval base in the Middle East, a move which would make the military more flexible but could cause friction with America’s friends and foes alike. The vessel, which has unofficially been called the ‘mothership’, is […]

More than 100 Occupy activists arrested in Oakland after clashing with police

From CNN. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Smoke rises between Occupy Oakland protesters and police cordoning off an intersection Saturday. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: More than 100 protesters are arrested after they enter a downtown Oakland YMCA building NEW: Occupy protesters claim an attempt to enter Oakland City Hall Police say activists threw bottles, flares […]

TSA rail, subway spot-checks raise privacy issues

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- updated 10:05 AM EST, Sat January 28, 2012 The Transportation Security Administration’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response teams (VIPR) conducted 3,895 surface transportation operations in 2010, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Screenings occurred at some of the nation’s 500 Amtrak stations. STORY HIGHLIGHTS […]

My "Totalitarian Humanism" Theory is Spreading

As evidenced by my being quoted in this piece by maverick journalist Celia Farber.  ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Documentary Film Review: “The Greater Good” “At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question.  It is not […]

Why the State Will Fail

Article by Kevin Carson. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– To paraphrase the assessment of libertarian socialist Rosa Luxemburg a century ago, we face an imminent choice between freedom and barbarism. There are only two possible outcomes in the present struggle between the authoritarian institutions of state and corporation, and the emergent society […]

“American Exceptionalism;” or, It’s Not State Capitalism When America Does It

Article by Kevin Carson. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Auburn University philosophy professor Roderick Long coined the term “conflationism” for the tendency to confuse the free market — whether in accusatory or apologetic polemics — with actually existing capitalism. Left-conflationism is the practice of attacking the evils of actually existing corporate capitalism […]

America’s Protestant majority is fading, University of Chicago research shows

And non-religion is the fastest growing religious perspective. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- The increasing secularization of American society has taken a particular toll on Protestant identity, presenting the prospect that after more than 200 years of history, the United States may soon no longer be a majority Protestant country, according to […]

Centralized power hurts environment, empower communities for greater local accountability

Article by Ian Huyett. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- To those wary of corporate power, Halliburton — a multinational oil field services provider — has become a sort of caricature, rivaled only by Monsanto in epitomizing shameless boardroom gluttony. Until 2007, Halliburton owned Kellogg Brown & Root, a company that specializes in […]

Attack the System: Interview with Richard Spencer

Listen to the interview. Keith Preston interviews Richard Spencer. Topics include: The origins of the “alternative right” and how it differs from the mainstream “conservative movement”; The impact of the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche as the principal intellectual influence on the alternative right; Why alternative rightists tend towards […]


Interesting. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— (WikiCommons) At its peak, Kowloon had a population density of 3,300,000 people per square mile. Occupying every inch of hundreds of mid-rise buildings, Kowloon was such a lawless maze of alleyways and secret staircases, that police from the outside world would rarely venture in without a […]

Pat Buchanan: Reagan White House saw Newt as ‘something of a political opportunist’

From The Daily Caller. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Over the last week, several people that worked in the Reagan administration have come forward and countered former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s claim that he is a “Reagan Republican.” These people say Gingrich “wasn’t on board with a lot of what President Ronald Reagan tried to accomplish during […]

Newt Gingrich was under FBI investigation for bribery

Article by Andre C. James. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Little known to the American public Newt Gingrich and his then wife Marianne were the subject of a US Justice Department criminal investigation in the late 1990s involving a $10 million bribe of the world’s largest private arms dealer, Sarkis Soghanalia Unaware […]

The Secession Solution

Article by Kirkpatrick Sale. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Aristotle declared that there should be a limit to the size of states. But really, what did he know? He lived at a time when the entire population of the world was somewhere around 50 million—about the size of England today. Athens, where […]

CIA’s final report: No WMD found in Iraq

From MSNBC —————————————————————————————————————————————————– In his final word, the CIA’s top weapons inspector in Iraq said Monday that the hunt for weapons of mass destruction has “gone as far as feasible” and has found nothing, closing an investigation into the purported programs of Saddam Hussein that were used to […]

The Israel lobby's role in American politics

Article by Stephen Walt. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- While I was away, a friend sent me a link to an article from the online magazine Tablet, and asked me what I thought about it. The piece is by Adam Kirsch, and it’s basically a critical summary of the impact of my […]

The Greatest Threat: It's not the Mooslims

Article by Justin Raimondo. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– There’s always a Looming Danger, an Ominous Threat lurking somewhere – that’s the War Party’s bread-and-butter. Back in the day, it was the Germans, who were going to cross the Atlantic and meet their Japanese allies somewhere near the Mississippi. Then it was the Commies, who were […]