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Moody’s: No Debt Ceiling, Continue Charade

The Credit Rating Agency founded by Berkshire Hathaway wants the fiscal charade to continue, but does not want limits. And who the heck gave this corporation the right to rate anything? The Bankers. By Walter Brandimarte Reuters July 18 Ratings agency Moody’s on Monday suggested the United States should eliminate its statutory limit on government debt to reduce uncertainty among bond holders. The United States is one of the ...Read full article...

U.S. Raised Debt Ceiling 102 Times

RT July 17, 2011 President Obama has warned the US is running out of time to deal with its financial troubles – the Congress must raise the current $14.3-trillion debt ceiling again. And as Professor Rodrigue Tremblay told RT, this has become a tradition in the US. ­The US repeatedly gets away with raising the debt ceiling, Rodrigue Tremblay told RT. “This system that the US has, has been ...Read full article...

Did USDA Deregulate All New GMO Crops?

by Tom Philpott Mother Jones July 8, 2011 It’s a hoary bureaucratic trick, making a controversial announcement on the Friday afternoon before a long weekend, when most people are daydreaming about what beer to buy on the way home from work, or are checking movie times online. But that’s precisely what the US Department of Agriculture pulled last Friday. In an innocuous-sounding press release titled “USDA Responds to Regulation ...Read full article...

U.S. Court Rules in favor of Body Scanners

The Court defied Fourth Amendment and told TSA to get public comments on body scanners. Associated Press July 16, 2011 The public should have had the chance to raise concerns about full body scanners before the government put them in airports around the country, a federal appeals court said Friday. But now that the machines are there, the government doesn’t have to stop using them. The U.S. Court of ...Read full article...

Google Is Making Us All Dumber

Sajid Farooq NBC July 15, 2011 Struggling to remember street names or basic math? Blame Google. A new study by Columbia University psychologists does just that. A new type of amnesia, called the Google Effect, is impacting how humans remember facts because we rely too much on search engines to remember small details or facts. The study was published Friday in the journal Science. The full report can be ...Read full article...

California will Teach Gay History to Children

Wyatt Buchanan SFGate July 15, 2011 Public schools in California will be required to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans starting Jan. 1 after Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a controversial bill to add the topic to the social sciences curriculum. Textbooks now must include information on the role of LGBT Americans, as well as Americans with disabilities, though California’s budget crisis ...Read full article...

O Poder Horizontal do Estado

Por Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda 13 de julho de 2011 Quantos liberais, libertários, conservadores e anarquistas, para citar alguns, não gostam dos resultados derivados de ter um Estado fora de controle? Seria interessante a realização de uma pesquisa para descobrir exatamente. No entanto, uma pesquisa não é necessária a menos que você seja um fã de estatísticas ou matemática, para saber que a maioria das pessoas estão ...Read full article...

Syrians mount biggest protests Ever

By Khaled Oweis Reuters July 15, 2011 Syrian security forces shot dead at least 12 protesters on Friday as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country in the biggest protests so far against President Bashar al-Assad. Assad, facing the greatest challenge to 40 years of Baath Party rule, has sought to crush demonstrations. But although rights groups say some 1,400 civilians have been killed ...Read full article...

Another ATF Fast and Furious?

FoxNews July 15, 2011 Several lawmakers are questioning the Obama administration about whether the controversial “Fast and Furious” gunrunning probe may have had a cousin in Florida that resulted in guns being trafficked to Central America. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., penned a letter Tuesday to Attorney General Eric Holder and ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson inquiring about a program known as “Operation Castaway.” Other top lawmakers are also starting ...Read full article...

How Globalism Destroys Jobs, Businesses And Wealth

American Dream July 14, 2011 As most Americans stand around waiting for the U.S. economy to return to “normal”, there is a never ending parade of jobs, businesses and wealth heading out of the United States.  The jobs and businesses that are leaving are gone for good and will not be coming back.  This is causing unemployment to soar and government debt to skyrocket but our politicians are doing ...Read full article...

Italian Senate adopts Auterity Package

by Philip Pullella Reuters July 14, 2011 Italy’s austerity budget passed its first parliamentary hurdle Thursday but the opposition says Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government is in a shambles and should resign after it is finally approved. The four-year package, which has been increased to 48 billion euros ($68 billion) from 40 billion euros in the last 24 hours, is aimed at balancing the budget by 2014. The upper ...Read full article...

Tainted Beef Hits Japanese Market

by Phred Dvorak WSJ July 14, 2011 Japan grappled with a fresh radiation scare Tuesday, as authorities found that beef contaminated with radioactive cesium had been shipped to shops and restaurants throughout the country. The beef, from six cattle raised on a farm near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, registered radioactive-cesium levels up to seven times that permitted by Japanese food-safety standards. Some of the meat had already ...Read full article...

Ron Paul Embarrasses Ben Bernanke as he says Gold is not Money

Forbes July 13, 2011 Chairman Ben Bernanke faced-off with Fed-hating Representative Ron Paul during his monetary policy report to Congress on Wednesday.  The head of the Fed was forced to respond to accusations of enriching already rich corporations while failing to help Main Street, while he was pushed on his views on gold.  “Gold isn’t money,” Bernanke said. (See video below). While most of Bernanke’s reports to Congress serve politicians to ...Read full article...

The Horizontal Power of the State

by Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda July 13, 2011 How many liberals, libertarians, conservatives and anarchists, to cite a few, dislike the outcomes that result from having an out of control State? It would be interesting to carry out a survey and find out exactly. However, a survey is not necessary, unless you are a statistics or a math fan, to learn that most people are dissatisfied with ...Read full article...

Vladimir Putin Calls Bernanke A Hooligan

by Tyler Durden Zero Hedge July 13, 2011 Who would have thought that Ron Paul’s ideological ally in his quest to take down the Chairsatan would be none other than the Russian dictator-in-waiting (or rather, in actuality), Vladimir Putin. In a speech before the of economic experts at the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian prime minister had the following to say: “Thank God, or unfortunately, we do not ...Read full article...