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Ron Paul on Piers Morgan Tonight!   Leave a comment

Ron Paul was on Piers Morgan Tonight for a full hour before the caucases comming up this weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cWXym8vc2I4#!

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The Real Economic Picture   1 comment

The article is written by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.

If you have any money and you want to understand the lies that “your” government tells you with statistics, subscribe to John Williams shadowstats.com.

John Williams is the best and utterly truthful statistician that we the people have.

The charts below come from John Williams Hyperinflation Report, January 25, 2012. The commentary is supplied by me.

Here is the chart of real average weekly earnings deflated by the US government’s own measure of inflation, which as I pointed out in my recent column, Economics Lesson 1, understates true inflation.

This chart (below) shows the behavior of inflation as measured by “our” government’s official measure, CPI-U (bottom line) and John Williams measure which uses the official methodology of when I was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury. The gap between the top and bottom lines represents the amount of money that was due to Social Security recipients and others whose income was indexed to inflation that was diverted by the government to wars, police state, and bankers’ bailouts.

This next chart shows the gains that gold and the Swiss franc have made against the US dollar. The Swiss franc is the top line and gold is the bottom. When gold and the Swiss franc rise, the dollar is falling. Notice that during President Reagan’s first term, when I was in the Treasury, gold and the Swiss franc dropped, that is, the dollar rose in purchasing power. Obviously, the supply-side policy that Reagan implemented strengthened the US dollar. It was only with the advent of the Bush policy of endless trillion dollar wars, reaffirmed by Obama, that the US dollar and economy collapsed relative to gold and hard currencies.

The recent drop in the Swiss franc is due to the Swiss government announcing that the country’s exports could not tolerate any further run up in the franc’s value, and that the Swiss central bank would print new francs to accommodate future inflows of dollars and euros. In other words, Switzerland was forced to import US inflation in order to protect its exports.

Here is nonfarm payroll employment. As you can see, the US economy has been in recession for four years despite the easiest monetary policy and largest government deficits in US history.

Here is consumer confidence. Do you see a recovery despite all the recovery hype from politicians and the financial media?

Here is housing starts. Do you see a recovery?

Here is real GDP deflated according to the methodology used when I was in the US Treasury.

Here is real retail sales deflated by the traditional, as contrasted with the current, substitution-based, measure of inflation.

These graphs courtesy of John Williams make it completely clear that there is no economic recovery. In place of recovery, we have hype from politicians, Wall Street, and the presstitute media. The “recovery” is no more real than Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction” or Iranian “nukes” or the Obama regime’s phony story of assassinating last year an undefended Osama bin Laden, allegedly the mastermind of Islamic terrorism, left by al Qaeda to the mercy of a US Seal team, a man who was widely reported to have died from renal failure in December 2001, a man who denied any responsibility for 9/11.

A government and media that will deceive you about simple things such as inflation, unemployment, and GDP growth, will lie to you about everything.

 

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/02/02/the-real-economic-picture/comment-page-1/#comment-1406

Juice is more dangerous than soda?   1 comment

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The wealthy elite in USA are buying land in foreign countries to get away from future events!   3 comments

If you think that Hollywood director James Cameron’s decision to leave America and move his entire family to a farm in New Zealand is simply to provide his kids with a “strong work ethic,” as Cameron claims, then think again.

“Cameron has successfully applied to buy 1,067 hectares(2,636 acres) of farmland in New Zealand. In an

application filed with the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office, Cameron says he and his family “intend to reside indefinitely in New Zealand and are acquiring the property to reside on and operate as a working farm,” reports the Associated Press. (link below to the report)

James Cameron and his family is leaving their $5 million dollar villa in Malibu to move to the farm in New Zealand which is a 90 minute drive from Wellington.

Granted, the fact that rumors suggest the sequel to Avatar will be filmed in New Zealand, in addition to the close proximity to Weta Digital’s Wellington headquarters, the studio won an Oscar for its work on the first Avatar, are undoubtedly factors behind the purchase, but Cameron’s decision to abandon America entirely, when he could more easily have bought a holiday home in New Zealand, surely suggests other reasons for the move.

Cameron’s decision fits the trend that the wealthy elite has started of taking their money out of USA and reinvesting it in buying land in the southern hemisphere, escaping spiraling tax rates and protecting themselves against the potential for widespread social dislocation.

In 2010, the billionaire chairman of Liberty Media John Malone, announced that he had bought a retreat on the Quebec border as an insurance policy to “have a place to go if things blow up here,” adding that he was concerned about the survival of the dollar and whether or not “America (was) going to make it” through the economic crisis.

“My wife, who is very concerned about these things, moved all her personal cash to Australia and Canada,” Malone told the Wall Street Journal, “We own 18 miles on the border, so we can cross. Anytime we want to we can get away.” (Article Below)

The political class are also buying up land in foreign countries. The Bush family bought up 100 000 acres in Paraguay back in 2006.

Growing concern that economic stagnation could lead to widespread civil unrest, allied to crippling tax hikes, is causing many members of the super-rich to abandon the United States in pursuit of more stable countries with friendlier financial conditions for those with wealth. According to the Census Bureau, “The top-earning 1% of US taxpayers are leaving the USA at the highest rate in history.” In addition, a Zogby International poll found that more than 3 million US citizens relocate abroad every year, as record numbers of rich US citizens renounce their citizenship to escape punishing levels of taxation.

“Short of the mainstream media coming out and broadcasting to the American people that the system is about to destabilize and to expect nothing short of total meltdown and pandemonium, reading between the lines and watching the actions of those who are interconnected with the money and power structures on which the system is built will be our only warning signal for the difficult times we face in the near future,” writes Mac Slavo.

Emergency relocation specialists have said that the wealthy are digging in with the purchase of fortified compounds which include underground bunkers, or alternatively leaving the United States altogether.

While a catastrophic collapse may not occur, those with significant wealth are exercising their financial muscle to buy insurance policies in the form of land and secure compounds either in remote areas of the United States or in more stable foreign countries.

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_NEW_ZEALAND_JAMES_CAMERON?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-02-01-17-38-53 (Cameron AP Article)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704808904575359410603458730.html (Wall Street Article)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/oct/23/mainsection.tomphillips (Bush Article)

Census Bureau Report: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2333259/posts

Mac Slavo: http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/read-between-the-lines-hollywood-mogul-buys-2600-acres-of-farmland-moving-to-new-zealand_02012012

Leaked secret NYPD document describes which muslims should be spied on!   Leave a comment

Thanks to an ongoing investigation by Associated Press on secret programs, details about the NYPD’s  widespread surveillance on local muslim communities after 9/11 are now widely known. The material in this subject is just building up week for week. The latest information comes from a confidential NYPD intelligence report, which you can read below, entitled, “US-Iran Conflict: The Threat to New York City.” Recommendations include, “Expand and focus intelligence collections at Shi’a mosques,” but as noted by NBC New York, none of the dozen mosques listed in New York and nearby states “has been linked to terrorism, either in the document or publicly by federal agencies.”

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/288719-nypd-iranian-intel.html?key=9a9ba0d2ea8a33e7dce6

Read More Here: http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/02/secret-nypd-document-spying-on-muslims.html

People have lost their faith in the goverment and don’t want any more wars!   1 comment

Ron Paul talks about his chances in Nevada and the other caucus states.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TchTiCcUbvs