The Beginning Of The End
The Beginning Of The End By Michael T. Snyder - Kindle Version

The Prepper's Blueprint

The Mystery Of The Shemitah
Don't Buy Survival Food Until You Read This - If you stockpile the wrong foods, you could be setting your family up to starve. It sounds harsh, but the truth is too many people with good intentions are making critical mistakes with their food stockpiles. Watch this video now >>
Gold Buying Guide: Golden Eagle Coins

Recent Posts

Archives

5 New Lies That The Federal Reserve Is Telling The American People

The Federal Reserve says that everything is going to be okay.  The Fed says that unemployment is going to go down, inflation is going to remain low and economic growth is going to steadily increase.  Do you believe them this time?  As you will see later in this article, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been dead wrong about the economy over and over again.  But the mainstream media and many Americans still seem to have a lot of faith in the Federal Reserve.  It doesn’t seem to matter that Bernanke and other Fed officials have been telling the American people lies for years.  As I always say, most people believe what they want to believe, and many people seem to want to have blind faith in the Federal Reserve even when logic and reason would dictate otherwise.  The truth is that things are not going to be getting much better than they are right now.  When the next wave of the financial crisis hits, the U.S. economy is going to fall back into recession, financial markets are going to crash and unemployment is going to absolutely skyrocket.  But you will never hear any of that from the Federal Reserve.

The following are 5 new lies that the Federal Reserve is telling the American people.  After each lie I have posted what The Economic Collapse Blog thinks is actually going to happen….

#1 The Federal Reserve says that the labor market has improved and that unemployment is going to decline significantly over the next few years.

The following is a quote from the FOMC press release that was released on Wednesday….

Labor market conditions have improved in recent months; the unemployment rate has declined but remains elevated.

The Federal Reserve is projecting that the unemployment rate will fall within the range of 7.8 percent and 8.0 percent by the end of 2012.

The Federal Reserve is also projecting that the unemployment rate will fall within the range of 6.7 percent and 7.4 percent by the end of 2014.

The Economic Collapse Blog says that the labor market has not improved.  In March 2010, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans had a job.  Exactly two years later in March 2012, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans had a job.  If the labor market was improving, the percentage of working age Americans with a job should have gone up.

The Economic Collapse Blog also says that while there is a chance the official unemployment rate may go down slightly in the short-term, the truth is that it is going to go up into double digits once the next wave of the financial crisis hits us.

#2 The Federal Reserve says that that U.S. economy is going to experience solid GDP growth over the next couple of years.

In fact, the Federal Reserve is projecting that U.S. GDP will be rising at an annual rate that falls between 3.1 percent and 3.6 percent by the end of 2014.

The Economic Collapse Blog says that a great economic cataclysm is coming….

“When the European banking system crashes (and it will) it is going to reverberate around the globe.  The epicenter of the next great financial crisis is going to be in Europe, and it is getting closer with each passing day.”

#3 The Federal Reserve says that we can expect low inflation for an extended period of time.

The Federal Reserve is officially projecting that the annual rate of inflation will not be higher than 2.0 percent by the end of 2012.  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reinforced this projection during his press conference on Wednesday….

“But we expect that to pass through the system, and assuming no new shocks in the oil sector, inflation ought to moderate to about 2 percent later this year.”

The Economic Collapse Blog says that the Fed is being tremendously dishonest and that if inflation was measured the exact same way that it was measured back in 1980, the annual rate of inflation would be more than 10 percent right now.

The truth is that most middle class families know that we do not have low inflation right now.  This is hammered home millions of times a day when average Americans visit the gas station or the grocery store.

At the beginning of the next recession inflation will likely subside, but that will only be because economic activity will be slowing down dramatically.

#4 The Federal Reserve says that it has built up a 30 year reputation for keeping inflation low.

Ben Bernanke actually had the gall to make the following claim during his press conference on Wednesday….

“We, the Federal Reserve, have spent 30 years building up credibility for low and stable inflation, which has proved extremely valuable in that we’ve been able to take strong accommodative actions in the last four, five years to support the economy.”

Oh really?

The Economic Collapse Blog says that the Federal Reserve has nearly a 100 year reputation for destroying the value of the U.S. dollar.  Even using the Fed’s doctored numbers, the value of the U.S. dollar has declined by more than 95 percent since 1913.

To get a really good idea of just how much the dollar has been destroyed by the Fed over the years, just check out this chart.

#5 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says that we should trust him because the Federal Reserve stands ready to do whatever is necessary to support the U.S. economy.

“If appropriate… we remain entirely prepared to take additional action”

The Economic Collapse Blog says that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is doing a great disservice by not warning the American people about the tremendous crisis that is coming.  In a recent article I stated that this next crisis will blindside most Americans just like the last one did….

“Sadly, just like back in 2008, most people will never even see this next crisis coming.”

So who should you trust – the Federal Reserve or all of the half-crazed bloggers out there that are warning about the “serious doom” that is coming.

Well, come back to this article in a year or two and compare how accurate the predictions were.

In the end, time will tell who is telling lies and who is not.

If we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.

For example, let’s take a quick look at Ben Bernanke’s track record over the past several years.

The following are statements that Bernanke actually made to the public….

#1 (July, 2005) “We’ve never had a decline in house prices on a nationwide basis. So, what I think what is more likely is that house prices will slow, maybe stabilize, might slow consumption spending a bit. I don’t think it’s gonna drive the economy too far from its full employment path, though.”

#2 (October 20, 2005) “House prices have risen by nearly 25 percent over the past two years. Although speculative activity has increased in some areas, at a national level these price increases largely reflect strong economic fundamentals.”

#3 (November 15, 2005) “With respect to their safety, derivatives, for the most part, are traded among very sophisticated financial institutions and individuals who have considerable incentive to understand them and to use them properly.”

#4 (February 15, 2006) “Housing markets are cooling a bit. Our expectation is that the decline in activity or the slowing in activity will be moderate, that house prices will probably continue to rise.”

#5 (February 15, 2007) “Despite the ongoing adjustments in the housing sector, overall economic prospects for households remain good. Household finances appear generally solid, and delinquency rates on most types of consumer loans and residential mortgages remain low.”

#6 (March 28, 2007) “At this juncture, however, the impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime market seems likely to be contained. In particular, mortgages to prime borrowers and fixed-rate mortgages to all classes of borrowers continue to perform well, with low rates of delinquency.”

#7 (May 17, 2007) “All that said, given the fundamental factors in place that should support the demand for housing, we believe the effect of the troubles in the subprime sector on the broader housing market will likely be limited, and we do not expect significant spillovers from the subprime market to the rest of the economy or to the financial system.  The vast majority of mortgages, including even subprime mortgages, continue to perform well.  Past gains in house prices have left most homeowners with significant amounts of home equity, and growth in jobs and incomes should help keep the financial obligations of most households manageable.”

#8 (January 10, 2008) “The Federal Reserve is not currently forecasting a recession.”

#9 (June 10, 2008) “The risk that the economy has entered a substantial downturn appears to have diminished over the past month or so.”

But don’t worry, Ben Bernanke insists that he knows exactly what is going on this time.

So do you believe him?

A lot of Americans don’t.  In fact, an “economic collapse” is the number one catastrophic event that Americans worry about according to one recent survey.

Perhaps that is one reason why so many Americans are preparing for doomsday these days.

The central planners over at the Federal Reserve are not going to solve our economic problems.

The truth is that the Fed is at the very heart of our economic problems.

We have been living in the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world and that debt bubble has been facilitated by the Fed.

Over the past three decades, the total amount of debt in America has increased by about 50 trillion dollars.  By stealing from future generations, we have been able to live like kings and queens, but there is going to be a great price to pay for our foolishness.

Ben Bernanke and the other folks running the Federal Reserve are just going to keep insisting that everything is going to be okay for as long as they possibly can.  They are going to tell you that they know exactly how to fix things and that the economy will be back on track very soon.

Don’t be stupid and believe them this time.

  • mondobeyondo

    Judge the evidence. Do you believe Ben Bernanke’s Fed, or The Economic Collapse?

    You decide.

    • john.s

      ^that’s an easy one there.. the Economic Collapse has the TRUTH on it’s side!!! (though i wish for things to get better like most of us do!)

  • Rodster

    It goes to show how figures lie and liars figure. :)

  • Paranoid

    I hope BB is tarred and feathered and ridden out of town, He lies and he’d rather save the big banks than the country. That said: What do you expect him to say now? If he would tell the truth at this point I figure the stock market would be down 2500 points the first day. His big failures were letting this thing grow to where it’s a disaster no matter what. Now all he can do is kick the can. It’s up to us to save ourselves.

  • LTD

    I wouldn’t trust the helicopter to bring in my mail while on vacation. What an airbag!

  • Sid Davis

    It does not matter what the FED does; they are always wrong. The reason for this is that they interfere with what the free market would do on its own, and the free market is how economic freedom is implemented. Their actions always take away our economic freedoms.

    And of course someone who shouldn’t benefits, and someone who shouldn’t suffers a detriment. Right now by keeping interest rates at below market rates they are penalizing savers. They are rewarding borrowers, and the largest borrower is the federal government; when the Federal Reserve facilitates government borrowing we are getting more of something that is destroying us, more government that the market would otherwise allow.

    We are having our pockets picked by a monetary system where banks make us indentured servants to the debts they strap us with when they created new money out of thin air to fund these loans to us. And since most of us are being impoverished by the drain of our wealth into the banks and Wall Street, we have little choice but to borrow to survive. And even if we choose not to borrow, the federal government does it for us and then taxes us to pay the interest into the banking cartel, or we pay higher prices for products because businesses much cover the cost of interest.

    There is a reason the Constitution authorized Congress to COIN money and prohibited the States from making anything but gold and silver coins legal tender. Of course the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, FDR confiscating gold coins in the 1930’s , Johnson taking silver coins from circulation in 1964 and Nixon removing gold from international settlements all violated the Constitution so that we can be raped by the predatory, fraudulent, counterfeit, unstable, unsustainable paper/credit monetary system of today.

  • mark

    They will contiune to print and hand them out to their bankster friends and say we the taxpayers will have to pay the interest with higher taxes. They are snakes.

  • 007

    Survival guide: Buy commodities, including gold, oil, silver, food, guns ammunition (RGR) and especially those things that the government can not easily (or does not want to) manipulate price. Get as close to the money printing tit as possible. Kiss ass, do what you have to do. If you are not close to the money printing, government spending tit you likely won’t survive. Oh yea, if you have the money get the hell out of dodge.

    News alert, people are starting to run out of money to even file bankruptcy.

    • http://mayanmagic.com al

      “get the hell out of dodge”

      where would you go? when you leave dodge.

  • Washington

    Romney and Obama side by side comparison! You be the judge!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=IWDJEc92d38&feature=player_embedded

  • Jessica

    I didn’t realize we had exited the most recent recession/depression? It’s more like putting a band-aid on a deadly, gushing wound.

  • 007

    You have to love it. Bernanke speak. Bernanke says that inflation will stay below 2% which every American understands is 10%. wink wink. Inflation may increase “because the economy is improving”= because we are printing money like a SOB. Growth will be increasing to 3% = -6% when inflation is taken into consideration. Unemployment will moderate below 8%= the public will keep giving up on finding a job and will just crawl in a whole to die reducing the number of people stupid enough to look for a job. They have a better chance at the lottery.

    Must be a job requirement to be able to lie so blatantly and keep a straight face. But he can’t hide his choking and quiver in his voice as he lies to the American public.

  • http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-presenting-us-government’s-infographic-its-own-insolvency Richard

    don’t believe all the lies spewing from Mr. Geithner either.

  • http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-presenting-us-government’s-infographic-its-own-insolvency Richard
  • 007

    He looks like a deer in the headlights and his voice quivers when he lies. Did you ever notice it?

  • Cleo

    There really isn’t a whole lot to judge as we already know the answer. If you’re not prepped and ready, you better start now. When things go south, we’re going to be hit by Islamists who are already here, La Raza who believes we’ve stolen the SW from them and they want it back,mexican drug cartels, marxists, socialists, communists,and progressives, and probably even our own government as they will step in and try and take control of everything. The have nots and regular thieves will come after your stuff. Be prepared to defend yourself and your property. And a few prayers are needed too.

    • Zedge Hero

      Yeah but you forgot to mention the rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists.

      I agree with your prepping but your quote was damn near to the T of that blazzing Saddle quote. -I’m sorry but it was too funny to pass up.

  • http://Theeconomiccollapse Gregge Johnson

    Ben is accountable to NO ONE. He owns Election Systems and Software, ES&S. The worlds largest voting systems which CONTROLS over 4300 voting jurisdictions and over 300,000 election systems WorldWide in 78 counties. BEN can put any person in any position Even the President in any of those countries! It’s not how you vote or whom you vote for. It’s who’s software and company who counts the vote.

  • McKinley Morganfield

    “”We, the Federal Reserve, have spent 30 years building up credibility for low and stable inflation… ”

    Stable inflation is an oxymoron. The rule of 70 tells you that inflation is never stable. (If you do not understand the rule of 70, educate yourself immediately.) It grows and grows and grows as the currency is debased, debased, and debased again. Bernanke, and Greenspan before him, are guilty of monetary treason against the American people. All bubbles eventually pop. Sovereign debt is the mother of all bubbles. Get ready for a cascade of popping sovereign debt bubbles because this charade can not last for more than 1 or 2 years.

  • US Marines For America

    Bernanke is not an idiot,.. just a psychopathic liar.

    The IDIOTS,.. are the ones who believe him.

    JD – US Marines

  • Cinderella Man

    My moneys on you, Michael. Although waiting for this calamity to strike is like watching paint dry little by little the signs are beginning to appear. Today it was published that durable goods orders were at their lowest since 2009. I knew it would only be a matter of time before the gas prices started taking effect on peoples wallets. Just watch Obama Deception today, had some real good points such as when the US was essentially bankrupt in 1933 the Federal Reserve demanded some sort of collateral from the govt. the bankster bastard got it 3 years later in the form of social security. The govt. basically sold out the future wealth of the poor and middle working class to the rich banking elite that pulls the strings of the president puppets weve had since 1913. Its ironic that Wilson regretted in 1919 that he destroyed his country by handing its wealth to a cabal of private banks. Change is coming my friends although alot of my facebook friends dont know shit from shinola about what is going on we can never stop being the Paul Reveres of our time. If enough of us can unplug from the Matrix of lies we might be able to take this country back from the elite scum destroying it. I will continue to post these articles and my friends can keep posting what they feed their kids for breakfast. If i can help just one then God bless the Economic Collapse Blog for keeping it real!

  • http://lnx-bsp.net/ Tel

    “The Economic Collapse Blog says that the Federal Reserve has nearly a 100 year reputation for destroying the value of the U.S. dollar.”

    If you lose just 2% per annum of the value of your money, it doesn’t sound like much. Two percent sounds trivial. Yet every 23 years you lose half, and over 100 years you lose 95% of the original.

    That’s compound interest for you.

    • http://lnx-bsp.net/ Tel

      Errr, sorry I screwed up that one, it takes 3% per annum to lose 95% in 100 years.

      Just 2% per annum loses only 87% of the value in 100 years. Much better I’m sure you agree.

  • http://yahoo.com richard swank

    WE WILL SEE WHAT UNEMPLOYMENT LOOKS LIKE TOMORROW OR IS IT TODAY. ON THE NEWS TODAY THEY SAID THAT OVER 10,000 PEOPLE WILL BE CUT OFF OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE THE 2 OR 3 WEEK OF MAY. DOESN’T SOUND LIKE IT IS GETTING BETTER TO ME.OFCOURSE THESE PEOPLE WON’T COUNT ANYMORE. SO UNEMPLOYMENT WILL PROBABLY DROP.

  • http://yahoo.com richard swank

    OH BY THE WAY THAT IS JUST IN THE STATE OF CALIF

  • VegasBob

    Bernanke is a shifty-eyed liar who should be serving a prison term in a Federal penitentiary.

  • Mustard Seeds

    Mr. Bernanke also says gold is not money. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auaTdFOj5c8

    30% of our states are attempting to return to Constitutional gold and silver money. http://www.constitutionaltender.com/

    June 28, China will begin buying oil from Iran using GOLD. http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonchang/2012/04/22/the-best-reason-in-the-world-to-buy-gold/

    I guess there are more than a few people not listening to Mr. Bernanke.

  • http://goldenladyfun.blogspot.com Pat

    I am so encouraged by what I see happening. People are really starting to wake up. Albeit some of them haven’t a clue. And most would not know fascism from socialism if it hit them in the forehead. But the population are no longer asleep at the wheel.

    Thanks to information sources like TEC and others the word is getting out there. The cointelpro, false flag and controlled opposition techniques of the past no longer work. The opposition to freedom have had to resort to threats, starvation, biological warfare, directed energy weaponry snd extra-constitutional dictums to control the people. Now we have drone patrols, arrests without warrant, illegal search and seizure, withdrawal of habeas corpus, body searches, invasive telescreens and cell phone warnings, etc. Who are they kidding? The jig is up. They can do whatever tricks they want the people’s will will be done.

    Once you know the tricks of a magician you can no longer be fooled and thrilled by the routine. Its boring. Sure radiation from Fukushima is real, aspatame is real. But life is more than living in fear of dying from the evil of others. The fact is that eternity is a long time and our souls if they are left intact live forever.

    TV news is going the way of the newspaper. No one cares what talking heads say and basically turn it off. Don’t you tire of the heavily made up, mindless people on there telling you lies. I do. In fact I do not ever own a TV. FoxNews, NBC, ABC, CNN and CBS all have less and less market share now that the people know the news is fake.

    The Trayvon Martin race motivated BS was an obvious attempt by the Administration to cause another crisis. Rejected! by the people. All the people. What new absurdities will they come up with this week to try and mess you up.

    When was the last time you ate at McDonalds, or Burger King? Do you eat Kentucky Fried Chicken? The fact is that a growing segment of the population don’t buy it any longer.

    They tried to put an end to the family. The truth is that love and coupling is on the rise as people have begun to realize that a life full of meaningless encounters is a poor substitute for the real thing. Of course this is not what is shown on TV programs or films. They want you to believe that good healthy relationships is out of vogue. Not true. More than ever people want to love and be loved.

    Agenda 21, what a joke. Sure you can outlaw vitamin C or force me to eat GMO’s without knowing it. But I still know the difference between an organically grown blueberry and GMO’d wheat. The more you try to force me to accept your reality the more I know how fake it is. Your forcing me tells me so.

    If it all was not so sick, I believe the people would be laughing uncontrolably in the streets. Their garbage programs to control the world in every way has failed. Look at Al Gore. He was set up to be a Noble Prize winning hero. That backfired on them. A few top scientist and people with a high school education were able to unravel Mr. “Internet’s” stupid allegations. He is an inconvenient clown in a three piece suit. And what about the Dragon Lady, Hilary Clinton. She had to be appointed because she could not legitimately get elected. Another clown needing a job. The only thing missing is her big red nose, floppy ears and big feet.

    This whole approach to trying to scare the people has failed. Sure we have laws in the EU making it illegal to deny that man made CO2 is the cause of climate change. At the same time they spray Chemtrails and say nothing. Don’t make me laugh. It is still a joke and the joke is on them. Pass whatever laws they want. Sooner or later the truth comes out and those that bought the lie are the joke of the day.

    I know starvation is not funny. But pretend you were an alien coming to visit Earth and saw that a handful of people were trying to starve Billions of people on a planet where food practically grows itself. Wouldn’t that be ironic?

    Speaking of aliens, word has it that the next magic trick planned for the future will be to make it seem that Earth was being invaded by extraterrestrials. I am getting a belly ache from laughing so much. I do believe we are not alone. But is it possible that these clowns are so desperate that they have to manufacture extraterrestrials to keep us in line? Please, I can think of a hundred things I’d rather be doing han staring at a holographic projection of a flying saucer broadcasting “give me all your cash”.

    They are truly desperate and afraid of us. These measures have had the opposite affect than desired. Rather than immobilizing the population they make us laugh at the rantings of a school yard bully.

    The globalist have miscalculated, believed their own lies and created a whirlpool in a teacup. Perhaps the real target of the obvious deceptions were the traditional power centers who have been tricked and who are ultimately the target of such naked evilness. Look at Ben Bernanke or anyone else of their kind. Do they look truly happy? Would you like to trade places with them? Imagine being despised and hated where ever you go. Imagine people mocking you at every turn. Even Bill Gates has been outed as a Malthusian and no longer has the polish of an honest entrepreneur kid who did well.

    There really is a God and my prayers are being answered as I watch politicians and bankers scatter like rats.

    I see that the Fed Chairman and the sitting CEO of the corporation known as the United States are not as secure as they once were. They are in a panic. But don’t be fooled. Even a trapped squirrel can be a dangerous thing.

    But the Hydra known as the New World Order has many heads and is very much alive. You look at people like Nancy Pelosi. Now there goes a real model of success. Just look at her photo and listen to what she is saying. Or how about the various heads of state such as in France and elsewhere. Zarkozy and many others are on their way out. These people have blood on their hands and the people will not tolerate their presence any longer. Would you want to be in any of their shoes?

    I am encouraged by the thousands of public figures who have spoken out. Sheriff Mack, Sheriff Arpaio, Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and thousands of others who just could not stand to keep silent any longer. I am excited by the people of Iceland and people all over the world who have stood up and said “No”. The U.N. and its eugenics program has been rejected as well as the policies of Israel towards the Palestinians. These obvious sinful acts have not gone unchallenged. People do have a conscience. You just never hear about the opposition in the media. But its there and very strong.

    The New World Jokers are desperate and their backs are against the wall. Their Fascism masquerading as Socialism has been uncovered. From peasants in China fighting the police to military personnel backing Ron Paul’s bid to become President we have really made it clear that “no, we will not be a party to our own enslavement”.

    The fact is that the socio-economic model designed by the globalist can not work and has turned into nothing but a cheap, petty, organized street crime. Even the delusion of man made global warming has been challenged by NASA data and thousands of scientists. My children totally reject this dogma.

    We can not live forever. As Three Star General Boykin said recently “This is what we were chosen to do”. Now let us do our job of putting these evil people in their places and denying them the access over our lives and our planet.

    • Graham

      Pat:-

      Very well researched post! I think more and more people are beginning to take note of this type of content. The “End Game” is definitely on.

  • tappedops

    Going to have to go with Hbenny on this one cause hes got that “Cant tell where my beard ends and my chest hair begins”— off the hook sexy… hes got our backs …bigtime…

  • chiller

    The Fed and guberment intentionally look at and advertise to the public, an economy very similar to that of a flat tire. The tire looks just fine. It’s round, appears to be full of air and is pointed in the right direction. Oh, that flat spot against the ground is that way because of gravity and the heavy weight of the vehicle. Two insignificant details. Pay no attention to the tire where the rubber meets the road.

  • Buzzulepuff

    Its always fun to laugh at Bernankes stupidity every so often.

  • Paul

    “Sadly, just like back in 2008, most people will never even see this next crisis coming.”

    As usual, all economic experts will be totally surprised.

    But they still will demand their contractual bonus when found they didn’t do their homework.

  • mainuh1

    I believe we’re screwed. We keep spending money we don’t have, inflation will eat us alive!

  • William

    The Federal Reserve, an UNCONSTITUTIONAL PRIVATE BANK, creates money from NOTHING, which is backed by NOTHING, to buy US government debt. What do you think that will do to prices in the next 2-3 years?? The zero interest rate policy of the FED enables the crooks on Wall St to borrow money at essentially no cost, then use that money to speculate, and make huge sums, while savers and the elderly are destroyed with extremely low returns on CDs….all in the face of rising prices. Be sure to vote for your incumbent(s) in the US Congress in Nov.

  • Tom

    I agree with everything you say, but…as always, the devil is in the timing. How much further down the road do you think TPTB can kick this thing ? By all rights, we should have seen Europe in smoking ruins by now, the USD levitate in the fear trade, then the US crash, all within the last 3 years.

    Instead, Europe is still holding on, the US has fewer pox sores than expected, and the propaganda is still being spewed.

    All I want to know is, what will be the final catalyst, and when, to get the debt implosion party started ? A lot of people, myself included, are going to run out of resources to hang on if this thing goes another 3 years and inflation runs at 10+ % during that time.

  • nowwthen

    The way the fed has traditionally kept inflation “low and stable” is to raise interest rates to slow an overheating economy. Right now economic growth is somewhere between slow and stalled so raising rates would be devastating. The fed’s answer — deny that inflation is already here. Besides destroying what little real or contrived job growth we have, rate hikes would throw gasoline on the fire by way of increasing the cost of servicing a national debt rapidly approaching $16 trillion. Bottom line, get used to those bank statements showing monthly interest payments in the 6 to 11 cent range while your savings buy 6 to 11% less every year.

  • http://leibowitzsociety.blogspot.com Leibowitz Society

    England is entering a “double-dip” recession, in spite of all the economic stimulus thrown at their problems. Our unemployment has hovered around 9%, actual being much higher, and the simulus money is running out. We’re at the top of the coaster and are getting ready to start riding down the other side. All the machines and mechanisms we’ve built for ourselves to survive in comfort, like central banking, and the Cold Stone Creamary, are going to fail as the supply of money runs out and people start looking for cheap dog food to have for dinner.

    Make no mistake, like it or not — we are in the early days of the new Dark Age, and the light at the end of that tunnel is a very long way from us.

    Visit the Leibowitz Society at http://leibowitzsociety.blogspot.com/ for information and thoughts about our oncoming Collapse.

  • grandpa

    lets see..for the last 10 yrs ive fabracated everything i need to keep my stuff and everyonelses running..i get gas 2 times a year.. and construct eeverything out of fallen trees… no one believes in the green tech . only hard labor and pride of getting away from the disposable garbage and suffocating the crooks till they hang themselves in fear is what will break the barrier for advancement….

  • pete

    Okay…..lets look at this way.

    The pilot comes on the intercom and says that the plane (while on fire and losing altitude) will be able to land safely.

    Do we believe him?

    The fireman tells us that the house is burning, but they will be able to save the family inside.

    Do we believe him?

    The police tell us that that our home was broken into, but they are hot on the trail of the burglars and they expect to recover our stolen items.

    Do we believe them?

    If the pilot, firemen and police told us that the plane would crash, our home will burn to the ground and the police tell us to forget about out stolen things….we would not be happy.

    We tend to believe and trust people that tell us what we want to hear. We’re attractive, intelligent and healthy are better truths to hear than that we are ugly, stupid and going to die.

    That’s why we always elect presidents that tell us that they will lower taxes and “fix” everything. A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage are better sales ploys than walking and starving.

    Honestly Mr. Snyder…..you always act mystified and outraged by what is going on when it is always in every way quite logical and easily explained.

    • mondobeyondo

      I’d trust a used car salesman before I’d trust Bernanke.

  • AGXIIK

    BUCK FRNANKE

  • karen

    Obama Outlaws All Protests In US Ahead Of Historic Banking Collapse, and also March 8 2012 Obama signed into law H.R. 347, 10 years in prison for protesting, go reasearch this 116 top bankers have resigned and went into hiding because they know the banks are going to collapse REAL SOON. GET PREPARED NOW FOLKS!!!!

  • http://www.conservativemormonmom.blogspot.com Eva

    Thanks for the numbers. I never trust numbers released by government officials of any kind.

  • Syrin

    Anyone with any analytical ability, sense, or observation would LAUGH at the Chairsatan’s predicitions. In other words, GARY thinks these are 100% accurate.

  • Jodi

    Meanwhile, in other news, student debt bailout is coming. 1 trillion is size. Nevermind having some responsibility in your life. Obama is coming to the rescue. People are furious about this and once again Obama is not going to listen to the American people and it will happen. Obama rather bailout student loans than focus on job creation. Wow!
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/47171658

  • Professor Gary

    Dr. Bernanke’s job is primarily public relations and psychological manipulation now. The truth is that he and his team of Fed governors have shot their cannons at the recession monster. The beast is not dead. They know that they are out of mortar rounds and all that is left is to hope the creature goes back to sleep.

    This will not happen of course. Debt has a revenous appetite. It is going to consume the global standard of living and the political status quo is going to be destroyed. So Bernanke must tell the public and government leaders fairy tales that he knows are not true. The man is not dumb. Just stuck in a job that is over his head. We need someone like Paul Volcker who could provide leadership in the battle that we are in.

    If Bernanke reversed course now and started speaking candidly, the public would panic and there would be a run on the banks. This would cause an economic collapse since the reserves are not adequate for all of us to simultaneously request the withdrawal of our cash. Never have been. So if he were to be honest with the nation about our current risk, the resulting disruption would be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Bernanke’s policies are just one of many causes of this disease but admitting that it is not possible to cure the patient without some painful surgery is not going to be a message that he will ever deliver. His whole career or legacy depends on not being the cause of another depression. He is setting this up today so historians will not be able to blame him. He is preparing now to protect his reputation so that ten years later, he will have a paper trail of documents and deniability. His defense will be: “It’s not my fault. I didn’t know. The europeans messed up my careful strategies with their bad policies. The politicians wouldn’t reduce spending.”

    If you read all of his statements, there is the clear stench of ego and cowardice. (Not unusual in Washington) We need to clean the stables because the manure has piled up so high it is over our heads. Start passing out shovels. This is going to take a while.

  • Jodi

    I’m one of those half-crazed bloggers out there that shares this info and people could careless about the problems coming our way. They really believe this debt crisis we have will not effect their life.

  • retired

    Under the current financial conditions Bernanke is doing a reasonably decent job for the people he works for.The confusion Americans have concerning the Fed.arise from the fact that Bernanke doesn’t work for them,he works for the banks & WallStreet!Bernanke is fighting a desperate rear guard action to save the bankers & WallStreet investment houses.To save them the Fed. needs to inflate like crazy (monetize the debt).Creating huge amounts of new money cheapens the dollar.Inflation due to expansion of the money supply will destroy the wealth & savings of mid-America.
    In effect Bernanke & the Fed.are destroying the American people for the sake of the financial establishment! Viewed this way,Bernanke,the Fed.& the politicians they collude with are nothing but criminals & should be dealt with accordingly!

  • Karol

    The Economic Collapse wins, hands down. We are screwed. Washington will try to hold it together for the elections, after that, hold on to your hats folks, cause it ain’t gonna be pretty.

  • Another Richard

    The straight-faced Lies of this man and the organism (Fed) that has created Our economic Demise, are as large as the historically unprecedented humongous Debt the United States has. Only with the Control and Collaboration of the Main Stream Media could this have ever been pulled off on the sleepyminded, trusting, unthinking American people. The price to be paid by the apathetic American populace in protecting themselves and their posterity from the Monetary takeover by the Fed in creating this situation, will be extremely painful and likely bring down this once great Republic. May God have mercy on US all. Prudence says that those who are aware of this will make every financial and physical preparation they are able to, because the precipice of the Collapse is Dead ahead and is sadly very Certain to occur.

  • Kathy Smith

    I don’t know whats worse the lying uncle Ben or the lying MSM. Everyday they are telling us it’s getting better. I just feel sorry for everyone listening to these blatant liars. God help us all.

  • Timo45

    This really pisses me off because Americans are paying over 400 billion dollars a year to the federal reserve to do nothing but write checks while hard working people are barely surviving. When are we going to give these central banks the boot. They are the main cause of all our problems. We have a milatary we can’t afford,all these programs the government has and so much more all because of the federal reserve. Its time to unhook our money adicted federal government from these central banks.

  • CinnamonGirl

    Michael, that is a great time line of statements from Bernanke…really puts it in perspective.

    • Michael

      Thank you – I think people forget what happened just a few years ago way too easily.

      Michael

  • K

    Well done, lie is the correct term. But officials have always lied. What many do not know, is even low level Government employees are encouraged to lie. In 2002 attendance was required at meetings with the title of, A calming lie is better than the truth, The perception of excellence is more important, than true excellence. Many put in their retirement papers, shortly after those meetings.

  • liberranter

    Only a complete idiot would believe a single word vomited up out of Bernanke’s mouth. Unfortunately, the term “complete idiot” describes 99.9 percent of the population of the UFSA.

  • david

    Do you believe him this time…..anyone who believed a word he said since 2008 needs to give their head a shake. The private owned organization that has been robbing americans since 1913 has absolutely no motivation to tell the truth.

  • Lee

    I wish you would use third party resources outside of your blog when citing evidence.

  • Goliath

    The foolishness was allowing these Krakow back alley rag peddlers to slither into our country and take over money creation(FED).

    They have control(for now) of the OLD media(TV,RADIO), FED and the govt. Their agents orchestrated 9/11 to further consolidate their power. It worked TEMPORARILY but now their media is a TOTAL DISGRACE and not believed. This was their primary control mechanism and it is now gone. Hopefully, they will be DRIVEN to bankruptcy soon.

    Google “Israel did 9/11″.

  • Tobrojo

    I know our founding fathers said something to the effect that a country that uses paper money instead of gold or silver is doomed to fail. That is a paraphrase of course.

  • http://carldagostino.wordpress.com Carl D’Agostino

    I think the dollar has certainly been devalued since 1913 but adjusted to keep buying power the same. The problem is that wages have not kept up with that adjustment. One report says that wages in relation to buying power for workers continues to decline since 1970 and wages themselves have declined. $12 bucks and hour buddy and no benefits – take it or leave it.

  • karen

    Title: Looming Crisis: Officials Close Gulf Waters to Shrimping As Reports of Deformed Seafood Intensify
    Source: Stuart H. Smith
    Date: April 23, 2012

    I live in the panhandle of FL this is aweful this is from the BP oil spill.

  • http:googlechrome Sequoia

    If the SHEEPLE of America would finally WAKE UP,then we could make some positive changes.The majority of the AMERICAN SHEEPLE have no clue about the Federal Reserve and probably care less. these people are so involved in sporting events,celeberty gossip and entertainment.They are going to be shocked, amazed and scared,when things get bad.In my opinion,Wilson was one of the WORST presidents to let the Federal Reserve and IRS operate in this country.He commited treason to this country,because we have to answer to a PRIVATE BANK.I myself have seen that the economy has not improved overall. I work in retail and most of the transactions are by credit cards,not real money.People are still getting deeper into debt and don’t realize what the outcome is going to be.They are blind. Here in San Diego CA, I see more homeless people, people moving to Tijuana Mexico for cheaper rent and some homeless Americans roaming the streets of Tijuana Mexico.I have seen people living in the storm drains off of highway 54 in Southern San Diego.A lot of these people at one time had a middle class life and thanks to the Federal Reserve and the Banking Cartel,look whats happening.The Federal Reserve and the IRS both need to be desolved and we need to reorganize(by using the US CONSTITUTION)and start all over, it will take a lot of pain to do this, but we need a fresh start.God help us all!

  • Nick

    Yeah, but you’re pretty much preaching to the choir at this point.

    Most Americans have no clue about the Federal Reserve and many of them don’t even want to know.

    At this point, it’s obvious to anyone willing to see that something is very wrong. The people who want to understand what’s really going on here seek this information out. The people who don’t want to understand what’s really going on here don’t seek the information and deny the truth.

    If you try to post this information in the economics section of Reddit, for instance, (reddit.com/r/economics), you will be down-voted and argued with like crazy. Some will agree with you and some do understand the truth, but many people still buy into the mainstream lies.

    People don’t want to know. They don’t want to think.

    Many of them are invested in the status quo – from welfare recipients to people who have been paying into SS and Medicare their whole lives based on the promise the government would take care of them to the teleprompter readers on CNBC whose paychecks depend upon maintaining the status quo – in a way, it’s in their interest to stay blind for as long as they can.

    Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur.

  • Robert

    All politicons lie, all governments steal

    • mondobeyondo

      To one extent or another, that’s true.

      The last honest government in the world was… hmm. Sweden?! Maybe New Zealand? Just a couple guesses.

  • B.J.

    ******* Woodrow Wilson! END THE FED!

  • Evie

    I believe economic collapse. My costs are going up and the central planners think working for cheap or free is the answer. Oh well it is working good for them. They still will not admit not much buying or transport activity.

  • Evie

    What time zone is this? Ron paul wrote the book end the fed

  • Antonio Gonzalez

    We need back ” the master” Alan Greenspan.

    • Nexus789

      I guess you are being tongue in cheek. That numpty caused the real problem in the first plat by holing interest rates down and making debt appear cheap and fueling the housing and other bubbles.

    • Snoopy_The_Economist

      I hope that is sarcasm. Greenspan is as much to blame as bernanke.

    • JMorcan

      Greenspan was a prominent architect of the Congressional decision not to regulate the derivatives markets. He should be in jail.

  • sharonsj

    You also left out the fact that the Fed is sending trillions (in credit and money) to the European banks in an effort to prop them up. Yet Europe is going down in flames because of extreme austerity that the banks demand in exchange for not crashing.

    To satisfy this made-up debt, foreign governments are firing workers, cutting social programs, and selling off the country’s treasures. I can’t wait for some bank to demand the Parthenon in payment…. It’s as though the banks will never be satisfied until they own everything.

  • Ken

    End the Fed, end the IRS, end speculation and derivatives, require physical delivery of goods on future contracts, let the government truly create money, interest free and spent in and on America and Americans only!
    This would turn everything, and I mean everything around and back to a prosperous world for everyone world wide.

  • Ken

    Pacific time zone…

  • http://www.thespiritof76.com/NEX_NEWS/MYWEB.HTM L. Reichard White

    Unfortunately, Mr. Bernanke is just acting on what he learned in undergraduate “economics” classes, post graduate doctoral work, and what he taught as head of Princeton’s Economics Department. And, I’m afraid, he’s an honest man. He actually believes all of it.

    One bright spot: He said he’s going to try to target inflation to 2%, thus attempting to mimic a gold standard. This is a big change from “the dual mandate.”

    I certainly wish him luck. I’m too old to camp-out for extended periods of time – – –

    L. Reichard White

    • Snoopy_The_Economist

      Bernanke can NOT possibly believe what he says. I believe he is more intelligent than that. He too is only a puppet being manipulated by the strings.

  • Gary2

    Why GOP are immoral scum:

    House Republicans Would Rather Kick 280,000 Low-Income Kids Off Free Lunch Program Than Raise Millionaires’ Taxes

    Our guest blogger is Melissa Boteach, director of Half In Ten at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

    House Republicans recently proposed cuts to nutrition assistance that will kick 280,000 low-income children off automatic enrollment in the Free School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Those same kids and 1.5 million other people will also lose their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamp benefits) that help them afford food at home.

    Ten years’ worth of these nutrition cuts could be prevented for the price of one year of tax cuts on 3,340 multimillion dollar estates that House Republicans are protecting in their budget

    • http://www.goldsilverbullion.com David W. Young

      Gary, please phone Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and ask them where they are going to cut spending so that these subsistence programs can be funded to the moon! We as a nation are broke, Gary, so hopefully the Elephants are looking at this program and trying to cut bureaucratic waste like at the GSA of all places. I thought feeding children was first the responsibility of their parents who are most likely already on food stamps in these programs. Tax the rich is your solution? EVEN IF YOU TAKE ALL OF THE INCOME OF ALL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO BUST THEIR BUTTS EVERY DAY IN A HOSTEL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT CREATED BY OBAMA AND HIS MINIONS, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO NOTHING ABOUT $1 TO $1.5 TRILLION DEFICITS PER ANNUM! Let’s cut retirement, healthcare, and free office benefits for all living former Presidents and Congresspeople and there is your money to fund this program. Remember, when you are broke, CUT TO SPEND.

      • Gary2

        How can Obama have a hostile business environment??they are sitting on record profits!

        We simply need to tax the rich hard and corporations harder. spread the wealth.

        Tax the greedy to feed the needy!!!!!

        • Feral Riser

          Gary . . . Are you trolling?
          Well, I’ll bite.

          First off, you are a Communist. It’s not a put-down, but is seen as a problem to those who believe in true freedom and liberty, as I do.

          Second, taxing someone creates force against that person and once again is a Communist way of thinking. Taxing the rich will not solve the problems America face. Corporations are part of the problem though, especially when they work hand-in-hand with government, promoting war and destroying the wealth of the individual.

          Third, Obama does have a “hostile business environment”. The government regulations on small companies strangle them to a point of bankruptcy, if they can even start to begin with. The same ‘rules’ do not apply to the corporations.

          The less taxes we have, the greater economic growth we have.

          • tex

            I’m a free enterpriser who has been self employed and/or an employer all of my adult life (38 years so far) and Gary is right. Never have so few made so much for so little effort.

            Tax corporations, tax estates (let their kids make their own money), tax the rich. They can afford it and they know how to make more. They are the ultimate renewable resource.

    • KJ

      Wow. There is absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between the two marketing arms of Washington DC. Most all of them work for the central bankers (aka The Fed, the IMF, the World Bank, etc)…not the American people. Ron Paul is the only hope that this country has had in many years for true and positive change for all Americans.

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    AND HOW IS THE PRAISE OF THE WHOLE EARTH SURPRISED!

    how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations

    (Jeremiah 51:41).”

    Babylon is called the PRAISE OF THE WHOLE EARTH! Babylon is the wonder of all the nations. All the nations flow unto her and Baal for their economic lives depend upon Babylon! She is again depicted as the center of all world trade!! It was BABYLON’S RICH MEN, the mighty merchants, that FORGED A WORLD WIDE ECONOMIC SYSTEM, and THEIR DOLLAR was the STANDARD that all other currencies were weighed against. The rest of the world stands in awe at this mighty nation, at her lifestyle, at her standard of living, at her wealth, power, glory and ability. But it all comes to nothing, for Babylon forgets God, and turns on God’s people, and destroys them and the heritage she once had. What a sad ending for such a great nation.

    How does such a thing happen? The people of America were not vigilant. They became materialistic, and they left the Word of the Lord. They went into deep apostasy. The drift away from God is SLOW. It takes many years, but finally, at the end, Babylon America is ANTICHRIST TO THE CORE, BUT THE PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE IT. IT IS A DECEPTION, A DECEPTION CAUSED BY APOSTASY FROM THE TRUTH OF SCRIPTURE.

    “O thou that DWELLEST UPON

    MANY WATERS,

    ABUNDANT IN TREASURES, THINE END IS COME,

    AND THE MEASURE OF THY COVETOUSNESS

    (Jeremiah 51:13).”

    Again we find that the mighty nation Babylon DWELLS (OR SITS) UPON MANY WATERS. This nation’s home is a land that is surrounded by many different waters. She is therefore a SEAPORT NATION, A NATION THAT HAS MANY PORTS FOR HER TRADE WHICH SHE CARRIES ON BY SEA WITH OTHER NATIONS OF THE WORLD. She is also a nation that has citizens from every nation upon earth, and often the phrase “seas” or waters can refer to this fact. SHE DWELLS AND SITS UPON THE THRONE OF THE EARTH. She “sits” as QUEEN over many nations, peoples, tribes and tongues.

    America has the largest seaport city in the West, which is New York City. She also has multiple seaports up and down her coastal lands. America fulfills this parameter 100%. She sits upon the ATLANTIC, THE PACIFIC, THE GULF OF MEXICO, THE GREAT LAKES, THE GULF OF ALASKA, THE BEARING SEA, AND THE ARCTIC OCEAN. She has the mighty Mississippi!! Indeed, without stretching one iota, America fulfills this parameter of the Lord’s, WITH 100% ACCURACY. No other nation often mentioned as BABYLON does so! MEN ARE LIARS, AND GOD TELLS THE TRUTH. THEREFORE BELIEVE GOD AND SAVE YOUR SOUL.

    Babylon is also said, in this verse of Scripture, to be ABUNDANT IN TREASURE. She is a mighty nation, a large nation filled with all sorts of natural resources. She is rich in MINERALS, TIMBER, WILDLIFE, AGRICULTURE, ETC. She will have deposits of oil, natural gas, and numerous minerals which she can mine, refine and trade! She is a nation that has a tremendous natural resources that she exploits and markets to the entire world, via her multiple seaports and shipping.

    This has ramifications to us. If Babylon is the largest trading nation of the world, with seaports all along her coast regions, then how does she MANUFACTURE ALL HER GOODS, AND SHIP THEM? This means manufacturing plants, a huge highway infrastructure, warehouses, airports, a HUGE INFRASTRUCTURE to support her HUGE TRADING SYSTEM. Does Iraq fulfill this parameter? Did it ever? Rome? Any of the nations of the EC? No! But America does!! She has the largest infrastructure of any nation in the world. There is NO OTHER NATION that can even come CLOSE to her highway systems, her airports, her manufacturing plants and that goes with it!!

    “For in one hour so great riches is come to naught.

    And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships,

    and sailors, and AS MANY AS TRADE BY THE SEA,

    STOOD AFAR OFF…

    (Revelation 18:17)”

    • Nexus789

      You wasted your finite supply of brain cells writing that. Religious spam is all I can say. Perhaps you could try contributing something constructive.

      • Wake up

        Nexus789 you my friend should …IF POSSIBLE EDUCATE yourself on end time events.

    • Mike Lyons

      Truth. Thanks for proclaiming.

    • Charles

      Tyre was a very proud, wealthy nation who was lifted up against GOD in open, defiant, rebellion, who profaned all of her sanctuaries. Tyre is like the picture of Babylon, the world empire foreshadowed in the Old Testament, held up as a Piñata in the New Testament as a nation to be plundered, spoiled, burnt, brought down by GOD, with the overflowing of His Wrath poured out upon her, in her was found the blood of the Saints, prophets; the Martyrs.

      21 Then a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer. 22 “And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer; and no craftsman of any craft will be found in you any longer; and the sound of a mill will not be heard in you any longer; 23 and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery. 24 “And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth.”

      READ REVELATION 18

      Babylon Is Fallen

      http://nasb.scripturetext.com/revelation/18.htm
      READ EZEKIEL 28
      Prophecy Against the King of Tyre

      http://nasb.scripturetext.com/ezekiel/28.htm
      Commentary
      http://biblecommenter.com/ezekiel/28-6.htm

      King Nebuchadnezzar [Daniel 4] made his heart like GOD, and GOD took his sanity away, for a time. What Mercy! To restore him, when HE could have hurled him headlong like Kora’s rebellion, when the earth opened up and swallowed Dathan whole. [Ps 106:17]

      Revelation 13 [NIV]
      1 And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea.
      The Beast out of the Sea
      And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. 2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. 4 Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?”

      5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. 6 He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.

      9 He who has an ear, let him hear.
      10 If anyone is to go into captivity,
      into captivity he will go.
      If anyone is to be killed with the sword,
      with the sword he will be killed.
      This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.

      The Beast out of the Earth

      11 Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon [the false Christ].
      And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. [KJV]

      Daniel 4

      The Vision Fulfilled

      28 “All this happened to Nebuchadnezzar the king. 29 “Twelve months later he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon. 30 “The king reflected and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?’ 31 “While the word was in the king’s mouth, a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed from you, 32 and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field. You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven periods of time will pass over you until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.’ 33 “Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.

      34 “But at the end of that period, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever;
      For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
      And His kingdom endures from generation to generation.

      35 “All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
      But He does according to His will in the host of heaven
      And among the inhabitants of earth;
      And no one can ward off His hand
      Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’

      36 “At that time my reason returned to me. And my majesty and splendor were restored to me for the glory of my kingdom, and my counselors and my nobles began seeking me out; so I was reestablished in my sovereignty, and surpassing greatness was added to me. 37 “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.”

      A Judgment is pronounced against the king of Babylon; an allusion to Lucifer’s Fall

      9Hell from beneath is moved for you to meet you at your coming: it stirs up the dead for you, even all the chief ones of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
      10All they shall speak and say to you, Are you also become weak as we? are you become like to us?
      11Your pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of your viols: the worm is spread under you, and the worms cover you.
      12How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!
      13For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also on the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
      14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
      15Yet you shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
      16They that see you shall narrowly look on you, and consider you, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
      17That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
      18All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
      19But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.
      http://kjv.us/isaiah/14.htm
      * Notice verse 19, he is an abominable branch [5342 a sprout, shoot from natsar] not the Righteous Branch: the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

      THE RIGHTEOUS BRANCH, THE ROOT OF JESSE:
      http://bible.cc/isaiah/11-1.htm

      777 The True Christ
      666 The False Christ

      He made himself like GOD in his heart, even has two horns to look like a lamb [Rev. 13:11], masquerading as an angel of light [2 Cor. 11:14] , but he speaks like a dragon.

      27 “”A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers….My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;” JOHN 10:5, 27

      And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her. Eccl. 7:26

      34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. 35 “The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. 36 “So if the… Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8

      I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, MY people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; Rev 18:4

      2 Corinthians 6:17 “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”

      Jeremiah 51:45 “Come out of her, MY people! Run for your lives! Run from the fierce anger of the LORD.

      2 Timothy 2:12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;

      Rev. 12:11 And they overcame [the devil] because of the Blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.

      II Timothy 2 Some are the Devil’s doomed to destruction, and some are the LORD’s: GOD sanctify us for a noble use! Some are like a crystall glas for Fine Wine and Holy Water, others are a toilet, they flush filth, “Some only live to be a human strainer for meat and drink.” – Matthew Henry. Do not get drunk, which is the sin of debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit! Ephesians 5:18 9Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
      I Cor 6:9-11 Ah, but we were washed! Those of us who are His and have ;come to our senses: escapoing the devil’s snare’

      20Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor. 21Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work. 22Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. 24The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, 25with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, 26and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.

      1 John 2:13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, dear children, because you have known the Father.

      For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. I John 5:4 We overcome through HIM, who has given us, a precious faith [2 Peter 2:1]

      Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great whore who sits on many waters, Rev 17:1

      We were by nature as the rest; as the very children of wrath Eph 2:3

      But now we are Betrothed to the LORD in righteousness Hosea 2:19

      9Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

      Hosea 2:19
      I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In loving-kindness and in compassion,

      Some promise others freedom, a new way of life, yet they are slaves of sin, enslaved to the devil and themself, they have a Name to Live but are dead [Rev 3:1] They are blind and if you follow them you will fall into a pit along with them – leave them [Matt. 15:14] “JESUS CHRIST is the same yesterday, today and forever” Hebrews 13:8

      II Cor 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

      1 Timothy 1:3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer

      II Peter 1
      12These false teachers are like unreasoing beasts, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed. They scoff at things… they do not understand, and like animals, they will be destroyed. 13Their destruction is their reward for the harm they have done. They love to indulge in evil pleasures in broad daylight. They are a disgrace and a stain among you. They delight in deception even as they eat with you in your fellowship meals. 14They commit adultery with their eyes, and their desire for sin is never satisfied. They lure unstable people into sin, and they are well trained in greed. They live under God’s curse. 15They have wandered off the right road and followed the footsteps of Balaam son of Beor, who loved to earn money by doing wrong. 16But Balaam was stopped from his mad course when his donkey rebuked him with a human voice.

      Judah has been faithless, and abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD…, which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god. Malachai 2:11

      20‘But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21‘I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality. 22‘Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. 23‘And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. 24‘But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they teach—I place no other burden on you. 25‘Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come. 26‘He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS; 27AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES, as I also have received authority from My Father; 28and I will give him the morning star. 29‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

      Rev 2:20-29

      II Peter 1
      The Danger of False Teachers

      1But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. 2Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. 3In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed.

      4For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment. 5And God did not spare the ancient world—except for Noah and the seven others in his family. Noah warned the world of God’s righteous judgment. So God protected Noah when he destroyed the world of ungodly people with a vast flood. 6Later, God condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and turned them into heaps of ashes. He made them an example of what will happen to ungodly people. 7But God also rescued Lot out of Sodom because he was a righteous man who was sick of the shameful immorality of the wicked people around him. 8Yes, Lot was a righteous man who was tormented in his soul by the wickedness he saw and heard day after day. 9So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment. 10He is especially hard on those who follow their own twisted sexual desire, and who despise authority.

      These people are proud and arrogant, daring even to scoff at supernatural beings without so much as trembling. 11But the angels, who are far greater in power and strength, do not dare to bring from the Lord a charge of blasphemy against those supernatural beings.

      12These false teachers are like unreasoing beasts, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed. They scoff at things they do not understand, and like animals, they will be destroyed. 13Their destruction is their reward for the harm they have done. They love to indulge in evil pleasures in broad daylight. They are a disgrace and a stain among you. They delight in deception even as they eat with you in your fellowship meals. 14They commit adultery with their eyes, and their desire for sin is never satisfied. They lure unstable people into sin, and they are well trained in greed. They live under God’s curse. 15They have wandered off the right road and followed the footsteps of Balaam son of Beor, who loved to earn money by doing wrong. 16But Balaam was stopped from his mad course when his donkey rebuked him with a human voice.

      17These people are as useless as dried-up springs or as mist blown away by the wind. They are doomed to blackest darkness. 18They brag about themselves with empty, foolish boasting. With an appeal to twisted sexual desires, they lure back into sin those who have barely escaped from a lifestyle of deception. 19They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you. 20And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 21It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life. 22They prove the truth of this proverb: “A dog returns to its vomit.” And another says, “A washed pig returns to the mud.

      The LORD makes the bitter waters sweet

      22Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23When they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah. 24So the people grumbled at Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” 25Then he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet.
      There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them. 26And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer.”

      27Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and seventy date palms, and they camped there beside the waters.
      Exodus 15

      And HE makes the water into wine

      1On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” 6Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. 7Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. 8And He said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him. 9When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom, 10and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.” 11This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.
      12After this He went down to Capernaum, He and His mother and His brothers and His disciples; and they stayed there a few days.

      Sin has its pleasure for a season [Hebrews 11:25],
      but “in the end it is as bitter as wormwood.” Prov. 5:24b

      4 I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, MY people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; 5 for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and GOD has remembered her iniquities.

      Rev. 8:10The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters.
      11The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.

      Babylon Is Fallen – Revelation 18:1-8

      1After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. 2And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. 3“For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.”

      4I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; 5for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6“Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. 7“To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘I SIT as A QUEEN AND I AM NOT A WIDOW, and will never see mourning.’ 8“For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for Mighty is the Lord God who judges her.

      http://bible.cc/search.php?q=wormwood

    • Susanna

      Amen. brother! How do we wake up the masses, even the ones who go to church and listen to their misinformed pastors every
      Sunday?

  • Mad Max

    I don’t think the people that keep track of the economy beleive it. Think about it. What else can you do if you don’t know you have a choice to do otherwise. So people pretty do nothing. Are they can get online a vent.

    Wake up people – you have a choice. But it’s not going to just fall into your lap.

    Read “Common Sense 3.1” at (http://www.revolution2.osixs.org )
    FIGHT THE CAUSE – NOT THE SYMPTOM

    We don’t have to have to live like this.

  • Mad Max

    I don’t think the people that keep track of the economy believe it. Think about it. What else can you do if you don’t know you have a choice to do otherwise? So people pretty much do nothing. Are they can get online and vent.

    Wake up people – you have a choice. But it’s not going to just fall into your lap.

    Read “Common Sense 3.1” at (http://www.revolution2.osixs.org )
    FIGHT THE CAUSE – NOT THE SYMPTOM
    We don’t have to have to live like this.

  • Brent

    And yet do you not find it amazing that middle class dual income families are still restauranting nightly and keeping up with all the latest software enhancements to their electronic toys ? There are doubtless many, (as this column attests) who are paying attention, but there are more who aren’t. I wonder if people are charging heavily again? How else can they manage it, and what on earth will they be doing by early next winter?

    BC

    • TX4Life

      I think these families you speak of are desperate to hold on to the way of life they have become accustomed to and are charging these items. They are most likely not keeping track of how much more they are spending on gas and groceries each month and are wondering why they have to pull out the Mastercard more often for the things they want to do. It’s time to sit down with the family and actually list how much is being spent each month now just on gas and groceries so they can cut back in other areas.

      • Brent

        Good advice for all of us. Need to start cutting back even further though I am already pretty conservative. It’s difficult to save what one should should if you get hit with an unexpected illness or automotive problem. And then there’s gasoline prices!!!

        BC

      • JLouise

        I comletely agree with TX4Life. People don’t want to let go of their lifestyle, like they are mentally programed, or drug-addicted. You can’t get them to stop living an upper-middle class lifestyle on a lower-middle class income. Like Brent said, where will they be early next winter? Probably cold and broke.

  • Snow White

    Last week at Kroger, I bought 10 cans of chicken noodle soup. They had less than 10 left. JIT srtikes again.

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    The sparks of the tempest rage a hundred years on
    The voice of the dreamer screams, the cause of the pawn
    The King and the Queen are gone, each piece is the same
    The difference between us is a part of the game

    Darkness is spreading like a spot on the sun
    The dead are the living in the age of the gun
    While everyone clamors for the justice they seek
    The world is corrupted and the strong take the weak

    They mold you and shape you, they watch what you do
    The sparks of the tempest are burnin’ you through
    Spreading like wildfire, fallin’ like rain
    Though they may promise, they only bring pain

    The future is managed, and your freedom’s a joke
    You don’t know the difference as you put on the yoke
    The less that you know the more you fall into place
    A cog in the wheel, there is no soul in your face

    Run for the cover, Millennium’s here
    Bearing the standard of confusion and fear
    Spreading like wildfire, fallin’ like rain
    Though they may promise, they only bring pain

    Blood in the sand, a cry in the street
    Now the cycle is nearly complete
    Ten thousand years, and nothing was learned
    No turning back, now the wheel has turned

    Big Brother is watching and he likes what he sees
    A world for the taking, when he’s ready to squeeze
    The King and the Queen are gone, each piece is the same
    The difference between us is a part of the game

    Soothsayer saying now tell me no lies
    What is this madness that is filling the skies
    Spreading like wildfire, fallin’ like rain
    Though they may promise, they only bring pain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q28lZkiWxUU

  • 007

    What luck for rulers that men don’t think…Adolf Hitler

  • Ian

    the more i keep coming back to this sight, the more i see positive change happening in the economy. it truly is a conundrum when i read sights like this daily, yet i just completed a job hunt and have had multiple offers and even had to turn down 2 jobs. Every parking lot is full, everyone i know is employed, no friends in debt, no economic hardship. I just do not see the signs that we as a nation are doing as bad as this site leads me to believe.
    Can someone please explains this? It boggles my mind that people are bitching about a collapse, when things seem just fine and dandy. I just returned from India and Africa and have seen true hardship, this is not hardship.

    • TX4Life

      Maybe you live in a fortunate bubble. I know several family members who are recently unemployed, long term unemployed, and one who has had his hours cut back at work so much that his grown children are having to help keep the lights on.

      After visiting Egypt, I would agree that we have not experienced THAT level of hardship. Yet.

    • Zedge Hero

      Let me take you to on a little trip to Detroit or Cleavland Ian,the Las Vegas under ground homeless squaters or Tent City Sacramento. Let alone the Flint’s, and Camden New Jersey’s, east St. Louis’s and the alikes. 50 million Americans are on food stamps, you just need to get out a little more often to meet 1 out of 6 Americans. The fact that they are not on the street in bread lines is where the perception is really distorted, but give that time. Just like Rome in the 4th Century where at one time there was more money being taken out of the coffers than being put in, this can only go on for so much longer.

      A million seconds ago was 12 days ago, while a billion was 32 years ago and a trillion, that my friend was 32,000 years ago. 15 trillion is something that really none of us can truly comphrehend.

  • Gary2

    I think Ben B looks like Magog and Gog combined!

  • DRB

    @Gary2:

    Free Lunch- I was always taught there IS no free lunch…

    So why are you acting like there is?

  • mondobeyondo

    Motivational speaker Tony Robbins discusses what we need to do to pay our national bills for 2012:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jboTeS9Okak#!

    After taking every single penny from rich corporations, athletes, entrepreneurs, and practically everyone and everything else, we’ll finally get to the end of 2012 with our bills paid. Whew, that was close!

    That’s just for 2012.

    2013 is looming just ahead.
    After that, 2014. And 2015. And 2016. You get the idea.

    We do not have much time left, folks.

  • innertrader

    The NEW WORLD ORDER is here! How do you like the new welfare state now? If you like it now, it’s only going to get better!

  • Old Man

    Write to your Congressman or Senator and ask them to pass a law that:

    1) Prohibit the Federal Reserve to issue any public statement on the economy or economics.

    2) Prohibit the Federal Reserve to issue money or to charge an interest.

    There. So many things will be fixed, just like that.

  • Andrew

    You forgot to mention why the shadow Government takes 1.2 trillion dollars from our taxes just so they could build underground cities and not tell us anything about the aliens and stuff they’re building. Oh wait will probably not believe it.

    40,000 years ago we had everything we have today.

  • http://aol divine miss m

    Listen up folks!!!! All of you who want to feed the world and give everyone health care: WE CAN’T AFFORD IT!!! What is there about a multi-trillion dollar debt that you don’t understand?

  • Bud Crane

    You missed a major lie. The bailout of $700 Billion dollars that everyone knows about was actually a secret 16 TRILLION dollars bailout! Google Federal Reserve Audit for verification. People need to know this stuff. (It’s always sugar coated when it comes to the money mobsters.)

  • hwt123

    Ron Paul has always been right …End the scam…
    End the Fed…watch this video and see for yourself..

  • Graham

    Mr. Bernokio and his loyal associates will be well aware of what’s coming. I expect their “suntans” will begin to get a “free boost” starting in May. The heat thereafter is likely to remain high and their supply of ice is unlikely to chill things down!

    Will the nut finally be cracked open for all to devour by proceedings that have already begun in Europe? Remain optimistic, as negativity can only go so far prior to the tides turning. High tide will be very interesting. We do not need bloodlines to lead us into an abyss. They can however be helped in getting their themselves. Think outside the box. That’s not the one “they” pedal, where the majority end up contemplating on how to decorate it.

    Awaken to the rules of “divide and conquer” and realise it only produces camps. Far too many are so quick off their mark to live in one without ever realising that the very same “people” have absolute control over both! The fighting that results provides the perfect distraction to things that require far closer attention.

    Tip:- Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a very meaningful book!

    [Short “sermon” today Michael

  • mondobeyondo

    My friends, World Peace is here!

    It is in the form of a man, and his name is Metta World Peace (formerly known as the basketball player Ron Artest). He plays the position of forward for the Los Angeles Lakers. Hope and Change at long last! At least for the NBA. Don’t know about everyone else.

    Just don’t get in his way though. World Peace is a very volatile situation, I mean human being. He can easily turn into Metta World War III.

    • Michael

      If only finding world peace was so easy, eh?

      Michael

  • mondobeyondo

    Joke du jour:

    If you want the truth, get it from the horse’s mouth. Don’t listen to a jackass. They always lie.

  • Blingo88

    Where can Americans get REAL & ACCURATE FINANCIAL and ECONOMIC DATA??

    What is the REAL inflation in energy costs? I want to see a GRAPH of Fuel proces since 1975. What is the REAL INFLATION of food? I want to see graphs of every food item since 1975! How much did eggs cost over the past 40 Years? How much has the price of Bread risen??

    WHERE IS THIS DATA ??????

  • Washington

    Russia Is Sending Troops To The US To Learn American Military Tactics Eloise Lee | Apr. 25, 2012
    http://www.businessinsider.com/joint-us-russia-military-drills-2012-4

  • Washington

    As Obama Expands Drone War, Activists Victims’ Advocates Join D.C. Summit on Growing Civilian Toll
    http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/27/as_obama_expands_drone_war_activists

  • OldFart

    Nice picture of Bernanke. He is actually kinda hot, I noticed…

  • Washington

    Ron Paul Rally in Austin, Texas April 26, 2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbWyO6HOFgY&feature=related

    “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” George Washington

  • Washington

    Sunday, April 29, 2012 U.S. riots (Video) and Greek suicides!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq1LpGf5XUM&fe

  • Tom Lowe

    “… we have been able to live like kings and queens ….”

    Are you nuts or something? We absolutely have not been living like kings and queens. The Fed and its friends got all of that money.

  • Bob Marshall

    The most important book millions will never bother to read is Congressman Ron Paul’s END THE FED.Since it appears that Wall St.has decided their candidate is Mitt Flip-Flop Romney and Ron Paulsaid he willnot run for congress,there willbe no voice in Washington to stand for liberty, personal freedom,and all he stood for over twenty years.We deserve the America we have today.We didn’t listen to the warnings from our founders in their letters and quotes and we did listen to men like Ron Paul and Judge Andrew P.Napolitano. The truth is more people demanded more governmentprograms, more wars and a larger military industrial complex.

  • Leah

    ************** you corporate scum bags!!

  • Jesse Marioneaux

    Hey the fastest way is stop putting money in the bank accounts just keep the cash on you forget the banks that is the way to break the back.

    • M. DeMetz

      Jesse

      Just make sure that if you keep the money without putting it in the bank that you exchange it for something that has REAL value. Food, guns, bullets, silver, gold…something. The cash you have today isn’t gonna be worth much tomorrow – that’s for sure.

  • jim gamblin

    There are some questions that I have. That I would love to have answered or corrected about. This being 2012, isn’t the 99 year charter for the Federal Reserve ending in December? Why haven’t I seen or read anything about this, including this website? Am I wrong about the 99 year charter? Does anyone remember the years leading up to the handover of Hong Kong to China 1997? It was talked about for years leading up to it. Why not something as significant as this? Anohter question anyone know what happened to the gold in Fort Knox? Anyone remember the James Bond film “Goldfinger” and Goldfinger’s plan?

  • http://www.infowars.com Anon

    These financial scandals, and the ‘Fed’ won’t be going away anytime soon, UNLESS YOU GET UP OFF YOUR FAT, LAZY A**ES, and DO SOMETHING!

    HR 459 passed by an overwhelming majority in the House, by a vote of 327-98!
    Now, this bill (S.202) needs a vote in the Senate!

    CONTACT YOUR SENATORS HERE:

    AUDIT THE ‘FED’!
    http://www.auditthefed.com/?mode=actionpage

    End the Fed! Whether Congress Wants Us To or Not!
    http://www.lewrockwell.com/boldin/boldin22.1.html
    http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/07/25/end-the-fed-whether-congress-wants-us-to-or-not/

  • Wake up

    I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does. I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. I don’t write the tax code, Congress does. I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does. I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does. One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress in 1913, and has yet to be corrected!!! Although the Federal Reserve Board is peppered with Low Life Criminals that you allow to stay in power. And why$$$$
    I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he/she votes.
    It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
    They (Congress DOES have the POWER to ADIT THE FED)

Shocking Forecast
Thrive Life
FEMA Hates This

Austin Coins
High Blood Pressure?
FINCA BAYANO
Survive After Collapse

Silver.com

Camping Survival
GunMagWarehouse.com
SFC_The-Video-They-Tried-To-Ban_125
Print Friendly and PDF
Facebook Twitter More...