14 Jun 2013

Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate, energy and fiat ponzi scheme shocks

American civil servants and the NSA 'Prism' are motivated by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism and they'll lose their jobs.
Dr Nafeez Ahmed: Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA's Prism system has been fed into the Five Eyes intelligence alliance whose members also include the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
But why have Western security agencies developed such an unprecedented capacity to spy on their own domestic populations?

“On the Importance of Sound Money”

By Arthur Laffer: When I first went to work for the Nixon administration, I told my mom, “Mom, you can’t believe it. I just wrote a speech for Nixon and he used every single word. Well, he did make two little changes. Everywhere I had ‘is’ he put ‘is not,’ and everywhere I had ‘is not’ he put ‘is,’ but other than that, Mom, it’s exactly my speech.”
Nixon did all sorts of things wrong: the import surcharge, the wage and price controls, the huge increase in social spending, the doubling of the capital gains tax rate. But to my way of thinking, Nixon’s biggest problem was going off gold.
I am a strong advocate of sound money. I believe that it’s basically the Fed’s responsibility to guarantee the value of the dollar, to make sure we don’t have inflation. Nixon wanted us to go off the gold, which led to the high interest rates and hyperinflation of the ’70s and very early ’80s. In fact, it really was a global phenomenon.

The wisest thing ever said by a Socialist…

By : Santiago, Chile - In 1919, a prominent socialist named Nicholas Klein addressed the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Convention. And in describing their struggle, he told the crowd:
“First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.”
(A version of this quote is frequently mis-attributed to Gandhi, though there is no evidence that Gandhi ever said this…)
Though Klein was a staunch socialist, he really hit the nail on the head.
Right now there’s an obvious trend in the West. Government insolvency is rapidly pushing those societies down the path of tyranny– drone
assassinations, digital spying, pointless wars, confiscation of bank balances, capital controls, and the criminalization of everything from raw milk to collecting rain water.
The world has been here so many times before throughout history. And the trend seems so clear. Yet only a handful of people get it. Most people don’t want to hear about it. And they certainly don’t want to believe it.

Stunning Images From China: Ten Thousand People Waiting In Line To Buy Gold

Tyler Durden's picture Sometimes one must see to believe, in this case believe just how massive the raw demand for the shiny, barbarous relic is in China during times of relative monetary stability (in this case the Dragon Boat Festival). Now assume runaway inflation as we saw in 2011 China, which may be unleashed by something as catalytic as the PBOC once again deciding to inject liquidity in its suffocating banking system and to revive growth in the stalling economy.
June 11, ten thousand people line up in front of a gold shop to buy gold. The buyers lined up during the three day Dragon Boat Festival.

The Queen of England, "the most powerful one" in the world + *Make no mistake it's a class war,hunt the poor - BBC Sucks O Cocks News +

"All suffering is known through her"
The artist taxi driver

"The destruction of empathy."
"Can you even get your nut around PRISM?"

Clearly, this is not about security; it’s about racketeering … Government Spying on Americans … and then Giving Info to Giant Corporations

Big Banksters and Other Corporate Bigwigs Benefit from Illegal Spying
By WashingtonsBlog: You’ve heard that the government spies on all Americans. But you might not know that the government shares that information with big corporations.
Reuters reported in 2011 that the NSA shares intelligence with Wall Street banksters in the name of “battling hackers.”

The National Security Agency, a secretive arm of the U.S. military, has begun providing Wall Street banksters with intelligence on foreign hackers, a sign of growing U.S. fears of financial sabotage.The assistance from the agency that conducts electronic spying overseas is part of an effort by American banks and other financial firms to get help from the U.S. military and private defense contractors to fend off cyber attacks, according to interviews with U.S. officials, security experts and defense industry executives.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has also warned banksters of particular threats amid concerns that hackers could potentially exploit security vulnerabilities to wreak havoc across global markets and cause economic mayhem.

NSA Spying: False Hope vs. Real Solutions

corbettreport: James introduces new members of the irate minority to the problem, as well as the false hopes (and real solutions) that are available to address that problem.

Connecting for Health has been disconnected: and the bill is £35 billion…for nothing.

Did you notice?
CfHlogoThe Slog: After nine years of actual and spun cost to the taxpayer – with absolutely no ‘outcome’, to use the contemporary syntax – on March 31st last Connecting for Health (CfH) ceased to exist. Don’t bother looking for any tweets from the Health Secretary about it, because there weren’t any. It was a Sunday, you see…good day to bury a story. Oh, and the start of British ‘Summer’ Time. Look through all the news archives for the day, and you won’t find a single MSM article relating to it. Google ‘Connecting for Health abolished’, and not one MSM title comes up as having covered it at all at any time. They must have done, presumably: perhaps Cameron did a deal with his Google intimates to erase it from history.

On the brink in Turkey: FascIslam or a military crackdown? Or both?

By Richard Cottrell: The violence in Turkey could well end in a full scale military putsch, thus making the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan the fifth to be overthrown with varying degrees of severity over the last half century.
Alternatively, it may usher in the age of FascIslam, kismet-style. Or even a hodgepodge of both.
Istanbul looks like Manhattan on the Bosporus, in fact it is the least Islamic looking city to be found anywhere in the Islamic world.
The new minarets of the faith are the forests of sprouting skyscrapers. But prosperity comes at a price. There is a severe shortage of buildable space, so when the Istanbul municipality’s eye fell on one of the few remaining green oasis smack in the center of the metropolis, close to the city’s reverential heart, Taksim Square, trouble might be confidently expected.
Well, that’s the fairy tale side of things painted by the western media. The facts are infinitely more complex.

Erdogan's Troubles Not Over - Turkish Girl

Morris: Erdogan is remaining confrontational and on the ground agent provocateurs are very busy ... Meanwhile the media is selective in what it shows. Source

An Abundance of Bad Decisions

Charles Hugh Smith: Fostering illusions of prosperity only further cripples our ability to make the necessary difficult decisions. 

Have you ever noticed that the decisions made in times of abundance are generally bad? Bad might be too weak a word; catastrophically bad might be more accurate. This causal connection between abundance and flawed decision-making was one of the many stimulating ideas that came up during an afternoon with Aengus Anderson, host of the excellent audio program series The Conversation. 

This dynamic has two sources: 

1. There is no pressure in eras of abundance to make difficult choices. Since everything is going so swimmingly, "more of the same" is what everyone wants. After all, why risk upsetting the gravy train?


By John Cheese: Being poor is like a game of poker where if you lose, the other players get to fuck you. And if you win, the dealer fucks you. A bunch of you reading this are among the 45 million “working poor” in America, and if you’re not, you know somebody who is. Like me.

Getty.com Or 60 percent of all retired NBA players, according to this site.
I’m not blaming anybody but myself for getting into this situation (I was drunk for two straight decades) and I’m not asking for anybody’s sympathy. What I am saying is that people are quick to tell you to pick yourself up by your bootstraps and just stop being poor. What they don’t understand is the series of intricate financial traps that makes that incredibly difficult.
If you’re not poor, that’s awesome. I’m not mad at you, or jealous. Hopefully you’ll never find out that …