3 Oct 2013

Government Cutting Benefits For "Generation Screwed"

By Simon Black: Santiago, Chile - Human beings have an innate desire to thrive. TravelerAnd there are few things more soul crushing than to sit idle and unemployed during one’s most formative and energetic years.
Traveling across Europe this summer, I was astonished at the economic decimation in places like Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, and Italy.
Youth unemployment rates in these countries are upwards of 40% to nearly 70%. The most recent figures published by the Italian government show yet another record high in youth unemployment.
An entire generation is now coming of age without being able to leave the nest or have any prospect of earning a decent wage in their home country.
This underscores an important point that I’ve been writing about for a long time: young people in particular get the sharp end of the stick.
They’re the last to be hired, the first to be fired, the first to be sent off to fight and die in foreign lands, and the first to have their benefits cut.
And if they’re ever lucky enough to find meaningful employment, they can count on working their entire lives to pay down the debts of previous generations through higher and higher taxes.
But when it comes time to collect… finally… those benefits won’t be there for them.

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JP Morgan’s Financial Herpes - Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert with Marc Armstrong

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the Lilliputian view on fraud and theft and how this applies to the chief banking knaves at JPMorgan.

The US War Of Terror: The Real Crisis Is Not The US Government Shutdown

By Paul Craig Roberts: The inability of the media and politicians to focus on the real issues never ceases to amaze.
The real crisis is not the “debt ceiling crisis.” The government shutdown is merely a result of the Republicans using the debt limit ceiling to attempt to block the implementation of Obamacare. If the shutdown persists and becomes a problem, Obama has enough power under the various “war on terror” rulings to declare a national emergency and raise the debt ceiling by executive order. An executive branch that has the power to inter citizens indefinitely and to murder them without due process of law, can certainly set aside a ceiling on debt that jeopardizes the government.
The real crisis is that jobs offshoring by US corporations has permanently lowered US tax revenues by shifting what would have been consumer income, US GDP, and tax base to China, India, and other countries where wages and the cost of living are relatively low. On the spending side, twelve years of wars have inflated annual expenditures. The consequence is a wide deficit gap between revenues and expenditures.

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US Police Admit to Intentionally Burning Man Alive - The Christopher Dorner Case

StormCloudsGathering: The US police admitted to having burned Dorner alive (but no charges were filed).

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Belgian Transgendered woman euthanatized

ramzpaul: A Belgian has been killed by medical euthanasia after pleading for death because a botched sex change operation to turn her into a man had resulted in "a monster".

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UK growth patchy, output still below 2008, 75% of manufacturing stagnant, bank lending still minimal, real wages falling - OFFICIAL

Welcome to the growthless recovery
cammuddlept‘We are beginning to turn the corner…the deficit is falling. Our economy is growing….British business….you invested before you knew for certain that things were getting better…(people said) You’ll never cut the (EU) Budget….I cut that budget. It makes no difference whether you live in the North or in the South…what matters is the effort you put in. A land of opportunity starts in our economy….and at the end of it all – more money in your pocket….I want people to keep more of their money. I want to raise living standards in the long term.’
The Slog: Every last assertion above (lifted word for word from David Cameron’s keynote speech yesterday) is a lie. But while this and other hullabollocks about Britain’s bright future and economic healing were being spewed out at the Conservative Conference, The Office of National Statistics (ONS) quietly published its economic review. In the cold light of Thursday’s dawn, it might make sobering reading for those Tories who have not, as yet, succumbed to the invasion of the sanity snatchers.
In its section on the shape of the economy, the ONS writes (my emphasis):
‘….while the growth over the most recent few quarters has been spread across the main sectors of the economy, both the Manufacturing and Production sectors remain well below their pre-2008 levels of output. Much of the recent strength in Manufacturing, in particular, has also been concentrated in relatively few sectors.’

Interview with Matt Taibbi About JP Morgan and the CNBC “Presstitutes”

By Michael Krieger: The top definition of presstitute according to Urban Dictionary is:
1. presstitute
A member of the media who will alter their story and reporting based on financial interests or other ties with usually partisan individuals or groups.

It has become abundantly clear in recent years that the mainstream media can not be identified as anything other that a collective of mediocre, corporate/government ass-kissing presstitutes. Different media outlets cater to different special interests, but the end result is all the same. MSNBC for example is essentially a straight up PR outlet for the Democratic Party, while Fox News represents the neo-con arm of the Republican Party and the military-industrial complex generally. CNBC has a special position in the presstitute media hierarchy. They basically defend Wall Street at all costs. The station represents the most important media gatekeeper for the financial oligarch, crony class.The following video is an interview on the daily political talk show Majority Report, hosted by Sam Seder. In this episode, he discusses with Matt Taibbi the recent appearance of Salon’s Alex Pareene on CNBC in which Maria Bartiromo unabashedly presstitutes herself out for Jaime Dimon and JP Morgan in an utterly embarrassing manner.The clip is a little over 16 minutes, but well worth your time. Sam Seder is pretty hilarious and his rapport with Taibbi is excellent.

Director of Propaganda Film Says Not Made In North Korea

Morris: It came as a big surprise to me that he said the film was not from North Korea. It is feasible for a Mafia to say: Your film will never be shown (due to legal claims) if people think it is really from North Korea.
Anyway, that aside, this unique film has been very influential and has had millions of views on YouTube.

I Will Not Comply With US Version Of George Orwell's 1984

By Matthew May: Like most members of the Congress that passed it and, undoubtedly, the president of the United States who signed it, I have not read the entirety of the ill-named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Yet there is one aspect concerning that legislation of which I am certain: I will not comply.
I will not comply because I am a free citizen of the United States, not a subject of its government.  I consider non-compliance with this monstrosity and the tens of thousands of pages of regulations that are to be enforced by an unelected bureaucracy, and that have left a gigantic carbon footprint on our environment and the United States Constitution, a duty.
Non-compliance is my executive order, and that order reads in part that I do not recognize any government's claim on my action or inaction in the marketplace, nor upon any personal information I am unwilling to divulge.
I will not submit to a cabal who read George Orwell's 1984 not as a terrifying warning, but as an instruction manual.

Ron Paul: "The Country Is Bankrupt... The People Are Being Bamboozled"

Tyler Durden's pictureThe American people are being bamboozled into believing that you have to keep spending for ever," Ron Paul exclaims, as "neither side is truly looking for spending cuts." As he explains they all know that increasing spending is all that can maintain the status quo. In this brief CNBC clip, Paul says playing the blame game is ignorant of the reality that both sides are "rigid with bad ideas," dismissing Obama's 'faction' comments. For a glimpse at the chaos underlying the status quo (that is being exposed this week), Paul blasts that "it is a philosophy of government that is to blame; Keynesianism, Militarism, and Interventionism, and the funny-money system that we use. All that has come together and the country is bankrupt and nobody wants to amid it."
"Why in the world can't the people have an option to opt-out?" is the middle ground possibility that Paul suggests...

"While more are waking up to it (especially in light of the non-essential services furloughs currently), there is still an appetite for big government - people are afraid to give up on it."