Note: I’m here in San Diego County in my new/old 39 foot Chevy Motorhome. I can’t get a signal for my Verizon LG smartphone (I’ll be taking a spin in my Ford Explorer in search of a signal; my VOIP phone, magicjack requiring a broadband connection, is currently not up except for voicemail). The radio reception is also limited which led me to ‘sample’ some limited AM offerings which included shallow sean hannity the hallmark of insanity, and ‘rush revere’ [limbaugh… he’s totally burned out (the consequence of his being ‘tired of carrying the water for the republican party’? - his own words), relegated now to authoring children’s illustrated books of a simplistic nature]. Shallow sean’s latest ‘crusade’ (beyond the same note/key obvious debacle of wobamacare) was defense of the indefensible mobster but friend of sean’s, donald trump (trump should be in jail). In defense of t_rump, he offers up the itsy-bitsy, teeny weeny wohlman skating rink project as evidence of t_rump’s contribution to NYC (too small for high new york priority given the magnitude of New York substantial problems, some largely the result of trumpish tastes, ie., solid gold trump tower fixtures, etc., that trump’s ‘pre-packaged bankrupcies’ seem to fail to touch, and which extravagance must be paid for by someone, but not him). Shallow sean’s excoriation of new york city never seems to link the obviousness of t_rump’s grandstanding responsibility for same. After all, someone ultimately has to pay for trump’s disproportionate non-value-added livin’ large. No talk of trump’s ingratiating bribe strategy for protection ( ie., retainer’s to law firms linked to state attorney generals, viz., {kimmelman} wolf and sampson, chris droney’s brother, his sister’s protection/corruption and quid pro quo from the federal bench, etc., and as well, protection of drug-money laundering through his now nominal only casinos … See, ie.,  .  Trump’s a fraud! I won’t be listening to ‘rush revere’ or shallow sean prospectively. They’re a waste of time and preposterous given their unbridled support of war criminals bush, cheney, etc., and the failed debacles they created, etc……





Are You A Member Of The "1%" - In 2012 A Record 166 Americans Made Over $50 Million

Never in US history have so many individuals earned over $50 million per year. Never before has the divide between the wealthy and the poor been so wide (never). The source of this catalyst for unrest in society, as Mark Spitznagel warned, is not runaway entrepreneurial capitalism, which rewards those who best serve the consumer in product and price. (Would we really want it any other way?) There is another force that has turned a natural divide into a chasm: the Federal Reserve. The relentless expansion of credit by the Fed creates artificial disparities based on political privilege and economic power.



Armored Gunman Loose In New Jersey Mall; Shots Fired, Injuries Reported - Live Stream

Shots were fired Monday night at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, New Jersey, according to several reports. Local TV network PIX11 reports, "according to a police source: the shooting began near the Nordstrom’s department store on the second level of the mall; At least eight shots have been fired;  The gunman is believed to be wearing body armor; Stores are on lockdown;

CNN reports from mall insider:"There was just people running like crazy so I quickly just closed my doors, ran to the back, turned off all the lights, music and everything, just to stay hidden,"

Injuries, sadly, are now being reported. According to CNN witnesses, the gunman was tall, was wearing a biker helmet and had a leather jacket on.


Obamacare Caption Contest

Obamacare goes dark.


The (D)evolution Of Central Bank Communications

The goal of forward guidance is to steer market, as well as public, expectations about the future path of monetary policy. It would appear, to those without PhD.s that central banks are drifting from actions to words and the following chart shows the devolution over the past 20 years of central-banker-speak. We have come quite a way from the "never explain, never excuse" view of Montagu Norman in the early 20th century to the hope-laden promises of increasingly wordy statements today...


Ron Paul Reveals What Was Not Said About Iraq

October was Iraq’s deadliest month since April, 2008. In those five and a half years, not only has there been no improvement in Iraq’s security situation, but things have gotten much worse. As post-“liberation” Iraq spirals steadily downward, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was in Washington last week to plead for more assistance from the United States to help restore order to a society demolished by the 2003 US invasion. Obama pledged to work together with Iraq to address al-Qaeda’s growing presence, but what was not said was that before the US attack there was no al-Qaeda in Iraq.


Greek Companies Unable To Pay Taxes Explode From 182K To Over Half A Million In One Month

The US bug, whereby the worse the economy, the higher the stock market and bond prices must have shifted to Greece, because while the Greek stock market was the best performing "asset" class in October, and Greek bond yields are plunging just because the greater fool stock posse has now moved to the insolvent nation if only for a few months, the economic reality just gets worse by the minute. Case in point - Greek corporations, or what's left of them, and what Greece needs more than anything - taxes. Kathimerini reports, in what is now nail overkill on the Greek economic coffin, that "hundreds of thousands of enterprises are unable to fulfill their tax obligations, according to the data published on Monday by the Finance Ministry. Within just one month, from the end of August to end-September, the number of corporations that have fallen behind on their taxes soared from 182,785 to 526,477." No, you read that right: the number of companies that went in arrears on their tax obligations has tripled to over one half million in one month. The same month in which the Grecovery was rumored to be in full swing and when John Paulson was buying every Greek stock he could find.


Why Is An Epidemic Of Thievery Sweeping America?

Desperate people do desperate things, and it appears that Americans are rapidly becoming a lot more desperate.  An epidemic of thievery is sweeping across America, and authorities are not quite sure what to make of it. So why is all of this happening?  Well, as we have written about previously, crime is on the rise in the United States, and poverty is absolutely exploding.  In fact, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, 49.2 percent of all Americans are receiving benefits from at least one government program each month.  Over the past five years, we have seen an unprecedented rise in the number of people that cannot take care of themselves without help from the government.  Millions upon millions of Americans that have been forced into poverty are becoming increasingly angry, frustrated and desperate.  And what we are watching right now is only just the beginning - all of this is going to get a whole lot worse.


A Case Study In A City On The Edge Of Bankruptcy: Fresno, California

"The reality is we're doing less with less," is the dismal reality facing Fresno police chief and appears to sum up the situation facing many of America's cash-strapped cities (as we previously discussed here). Fresno's problem, as the mayor put it, "we have no money in the current account all." The situation was so dire that covering an unexpected expense—a new air-conditioning unit or firetruck, for example, would mean slicing into the payroll or borrowing from another depleted city fund. "We can get through the day to day. [But] if there's a derailed train, a natural disaster, where's the money going to come from?" Like many other cities, Fresno saw its sales- and property-tax revenue plummet as the economy tanked. In response, the city slashed services and staff. Fresno now can pay its bills, but it can't do much more than that.


Ken Rogoff Warns Wealth-Taxes Aren't Enough

Over 2 years ago when we first discussed the fact that "muddle through" had failed, BCG noted that "there were only painful ways out of this mess." The most painful truth, they suggested, was that "the only way to resolve the massive debt load is through a global coordinated debt restructuring... which will have to be funded by the world's financial asset holders: the middle-and upper-class' who will have a ~30% one-time tax on all their assets to look forward to as the great mean reversion finally arrives and the world is set back on a viable path." However, given the delay (and worst progression), Ken Rogoff warns that temporary wealth taxes may well be a part of the answer for countries in fiscal trouble today, and the idea should be taken seriously; but they are no substitute for fundamental long-term reform to make tax systems simpler, fairer, and more efficient.


Exposing Wall Street's Hidden "Code"

Having been the first to warn the world about the perils of high frequency trading nearly 5 years ago, when momentum ignition, layering and quote stuffing were still incomprehensible buzzwords to all but a select few algo traders from Citadel, GETCO and DE Shaw, and warning about such top-down systemic lock ups like flash-crash over a year in advance; as well as the bottom-up impacts of 20 year old math PhDs being in charge of market topology, our crusade from the micro has since shifted to the macro and the primary nemesis of all that is free and fair, the Federal Reserve. In the intervening years, traders such as Haim Bodek opened the HFT kimono even more publicly a few years ago. The following is a must-watch documentary for every investor and trader to comprehend just what it is (and who it is) that drives stock prices day in and day out.


The US Economy In Pictures

With the economy now more than 4 years into an expansion, which is long by historical standards, the question for you to answer by looking at the charts below is: "Are we closer to an economic recession or a continued expansion?" How you answer that question should have a significant impact on your investment outlook as financial markets tend to lose roughly 30% on average during recessionary periods. However, with margin debt at record levels, earnings deteriorating and junk bond yields near all-time lows, this is hardly a normal market environment within which we are currently invested. Therefore, we present a series of charts which view the overall economy from the same perspective utilizing an annualized rate of change. (Spoiler Alert: the economy is far to weak to stand on its own two feet.)


"Just When Consensus Thinks Europe Is Exiting The Crisis" Or Why You Can't Handle The Truth About Europe

... but for those who can, and wish to see beyond the propaganda of the Eurozone's unelected leaders, here is Natixis with a candid, honest summary of Europe's sad, "unsustainable" predicament.



Healthcare In America: Countless Layers Of Grift And Counter-Grift

The ObamaCare website rollout fiasco, joined by the bait-and-switch “You can keep your current insurance (not)” tempest, obscure the fundamental quandary about so-called health-care in America: that it is a gigantic racket structured to allow countless layers of grift and counter-grift. The end product of all that artifice is that medical care costs twice as much in America as any other civilized country, and that it has to be operated by a cruel and despotic matrix of poorly coordinated bureaucracies that commonly leave people more disabled financially than the diseases that brought them into the system. ObamaCare was designed to work like a giant roll of duct tape that would allow the current cast of characters in charge (Democratic Progressives) to pretend that the system could keep going a few years longer.


Here Are The 9 Nations Most At Risk From China's Third Plenum

Market attention is on the Third Plenary Session meeting of the 18th Central Committee (Third Plenum), where a blueprint for major reforms over the next decade is to be announced during the four-day congress starting on November 9. However, history shows that economic growth tends to be lower after major third plenum meetings. This is because structural reforms, while good in the longer term, tend to slow growth in the near term. While this is 'bad' for the global economy overall, the following nine nations, who are dependent on China to consumer over one-half of all their total exports, are particularly at risk.


Monday Humor: Forget Jimmy Kimmel; Meet "The Undying Chinese"

Following Jimmy Kimmel's infamous kids roundtable where the solution proferred by one young chap was to "kill all the Chinese people" since they are the ones we owe money to, the Chinese people decided enough was enough and put together this brief tutorial on China, and how many 'peoples' have tried to kill them in the past... meet "The Undying Chinese"




Wall Street Code Released

Tepco Tore Down the Natural Seawall Which Would Have Protected Fukushima from the Tsunami

Stand Together Now Or You Will End Up Facing the Police State Alone …



Was Kenya mall massacre ‘mastermind’ backed by CIA cash?

Daily Mail | The CIA inadvertently gave a terrorist leader the finances and credibility he needed to mastermind a major attack.


PA Food Bank Head Warns Demand Cannot be Met

Paul Joseph Watson | Food pantry organizers “unable to plug the hole”.


Neocon Max Boot Hates Edward Snowden

Kurt Nimmo | Snowden’s revelations endanger so-called war on terror.


Cops Tase Father Trying To Save His 3-Year-Old Son From House Fire

Paul Joseph Watson | “It’s just heartless. How could they be so heartless?”


Obamacare Phone, Paper Applications Plagued as Much as Website

Washington Free Beacon | Internal memo describes paper applications as allowing ‘people to feel like they are moving forward’.


Expert: At least 129 million will ‘not be able to keep’ health care plan if Obamacare fully implemented

Daily Caller | If Obamacare is fully implemented, 68 percent of Americans with private health insurance will not be able to keep their plan.


A Stage-4 Gallblader Cancer Survivor Says “I Am One of ObamaCare’s Losers”

Wall St Journal | You Also Can’t Keep Your Doctor.


Texas single mom’s ‘thanks a lot’ letter to Obama goes viral | An average Texas single mom’s letter “thanking”President Obama for Obamacare, and all that it entails, has gone viral.


Breeders’ Cup Attendees Face TSA-Style Security

Paul Joseph Watson | Elites avoid metal detectors by using club entrance.


Pro-Life Group: Texas Abortionist Killed Live-born Babies

New American | A Texas-based pro-life group is drawing attention to a late-term abortionist.


Federal Reserve official Richard Fisher criticises US stimulus program, handling of economy | A top American bank official has used a rare speech in Sydney to give a damning assessment of the US government’s massive stimulus program.


CITI: Rich Families Are Hoarding Cash

CNBC | A new survey of family offices by Citi finds that the wealthy are cash heavy—meaning they may fall short of the investment returns they’re expecting.


Ebay Expands Accepted Digital Currencies, Says PayPal May One Day Incorporate BitCoin

Zero Hedge | First it was China hinting that where Silk Road failed in monetizing, pardon the pun, BitCoin, the world’s most populous nation could soon take the lead.


U.S. spending on welfare fast approaching $1 trillion per year

Natural News | Broad range of programs make them hard to track.


Crisis Accelerates: Food Banks Running Out of Food

Paul Joseph Watson | Food pantry organizers “unable to plug the hole”.


Texans Can Soon Dump Smart Meters.. For A Price

Adan Salazar | Austinites can already make the split.


Neocon Max Boot Hates Edward Snowden

Kurt Nimmo | Snowden’s revelations endanger so-called war on terror.


Cops Tase Father Trying To Save His 3-Year-Old Son From House Fire

Paul Joseph Watson | “It’s just heartless. How could they be so heartless?”


What Cannot Be Said About Iraq

Ron Paul | More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq last month, the vast majority of them civilians.


Breeders’ Cup Attendees Face TSA-Style Security

Paul Joseph Watson | Elites avoid metal detectors by using club entrance.


U.S. govt. may force doctors to accept Obamacare and Medicare patients, eventually at gunpoint

Mike Adams | The primary tool of socialism is force.


Tide Thefts, Cargo Hijacking And Cattle Rustling: Why Is An Epidemic Of Thievery Sweeping America?

Michael Snyder | Desperate people do desperate things, and it appears that Americans are rapidly becoming a lot more desperate.


Everyone On Wall Street Is Buzzing About ‘Optimal Control’ — The Janet Yellen Approach To Monetary Policy | Market participants have become increasingly interested in the policy views of current Fed vice-chair Janet Yellen.


Gold rises on dollar drop

Reuters | Over $1300 an ounce.

Poll: China Will Overtake U.S. Economically in 5 to 7 Years | By 2018 to 2020, 36% said China would be number one, compared with 43% for the U.S.









Dem Senator's son has insurance cancelled...

Obama: 'What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passed'...

Carney: 'I give up'...


Federal Debt Jumped $409 Billion in October...

$3,567 Per Household...


VIDEO: Food Stamps sold for cash on TWITTER, FACEBOOK...

UPDATE: Food Banks Running Out of Food...


CNN Suffers Worst Ratings Week Under Jeff Zucker...


REPORT: North Korea developing 'electromagnetic pulse weapons'...
Admits naval ship sank...