A LOOK BEHIND THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS:

8/28/12
I’ve warned the nation that his goal was to follow the detailed plan of Cloward and Piven, two former Columbia University professors, who advocated overwhelming the system and collapsing the U.S. economy to weaken (and eventually destroy) capitalism.
*Unemployment is over 8% for 42 straight months… But more importantly, the REAL unemployment rate (including the under-employed and those who have given up looking)…is in the range of 20%…Higher than in 10 of the 12 years of the Great Depression.
*The Labor Force Participation Rate among men is the lowest since 1948.
*Last month U.S. manufacturing activity plummeted to the lowest level in 3 years.
*The housing collapse is now deeper than at the peak of the Great Depression.
*46 million Americans are now on food stamps, record numbers on welfare.
*The record 11 million Americans now on disability is larger than the population of New York City, as well as the population of a majority of the 50 states.
*Over 100 million Americans get entitlement checks. (Almost 1 out of every 3 Americans.)
*One sixth of all personal income in the USA is now provided by government.
*The net worth of the average American is down a whopping 40%.
*New business startups are at the lowest level in 30 years.
*The U.S. credit rating has been downgraded for first time in history.
A new poll shows 83% of all doctors are thinking of retiring, at the same time we are adding 30 million new patients.
The architect is the same government that runs Amtrak and the U.S. Postal Service.
There are only 3 industries enjoying a boom in this Obama economy…Gun shops, foreclosure specialists, and print shops- now working 24 hours a day to keep up with demand for “Going Out of Business” signs.
With 60,000 new rules, regulations, and mandates in only 3 years, this is the Obama plan. It is a plan from an administration openly hostile to private business, closely following Cloward and Piven’s plan to purposely collapse the U.S. economy and weaken capitalism… With the EPA attempting to put the coal industry completely out of business…
With the resulting massive increases in energy and gasoline prices…
With thousands of new IRS agents hired to harass & intimidate business owners…
With massive new tax increases looming…
With 3000 pages of Obamacare containing 23 new taxes…
With 2000 pages of Dodd Frank- bringing banks and Wall Street and private equity and venture capital to a standstill…
With $115 TRILLION in debt and unfunded liabilities at the federal level…
With states, counties, and cities even more broke and insolvent than the federal government. The debt in Cook County, Illinois is now $108 billion. California is so broke, illegal immigrants are crossing the border back to Mexico.
How out of control is the debt? During Obama’s reign the national debt hit a number for one day that was higher than the deficit for the entire year 2007. The debt is now so monumental that if the IRS taxed every citizen in the USA 100% of our earnings, we still couldn’t achieve a balanced budget. This is a cold, calculated plan to collapse the U.S. economy and weaken capitalism.

Source—blaze, wayne root,

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ARE WE BEING WATCHED:

8/28/12
Trapwire is the name of a program revealed in the latest Wikileaks bonanza—it is the mother of all leaks, by the way. Trapwire would make something like disclosure of UFO contact or imminent failure of a major U.S. bank fairly boring news by comparison.
Anyway, here’s what Trapwire is, according to Russian-state owned media network RT,
“Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology—and have installed it across the U.S. under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous. Every few seconds, data picked up at surveillance points in major cities and landmarks across the United States are recorded digitally on the spot, then encrypted and instantaneously delivered to a fortified central database center at an undisclosed location to be aggregated with other intelligence. It’s part of a program called TrapWire and it’s the brainchild of the Abraxas, a Northern Virginia company staffed with elite from America’s intelligence community.
The employee roster at Arbaxas reads like a who’s who of agents once with the Pentagon, CIA and other government entities according to their public LinkedIn profiles, and the corporation’s ties are assumed to go deeper than even documented. For a program touted as a tool to thwart terrorism and monitor activity meant to be under wraps, its understandable that Abraxas would want the program’s public presence to be relatively limited.
Here’s what is also so disturbing about this whole NDAA business, according to Tangerine Bolen’s piece in the Guardian: “This past week’s hearing was even more terrifying. Government attorneys again, in this hearing, presented no evidence to support their position and brought forth no witnesses. Most incredibly, Obama’s attorneys refused to assure the court, when questioned, that the NDAA’s section 1021 – the provision that permits reporters and others who have not committed crimes to be detained without trial – has not been applied by the U.S. government anywhere in the world after Judge Forrest’s injunction. In other words, they were telling a U.S. federal judge that they could not, or would not, state whether Obama’s government had complied with the legal injunction that she had laid down before them.

Sources: wikileaks, david seaman, guaridain

Obama Demands Court Uphold His “Right” To Ignore Constitution:

Obama’s Department of Justice is demanding a federal judge dismiss the injunction with which she sought to uphold the constitutional rights of the American people.
On May 16th, federal judge Kathleen Forrest granted a preliminary injunction to plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Barack Obama and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), striking down those sections of the Act that provide the president the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without benefit of their 5th and 6th Amendment rights. Under the terms of the Act, Obama had been given exclusive authority to direct members of the US military to arrest and imprison anyone he believed to have “substantially supported” al Qaeda, the Taliban, or “associated forces.” When pressed by plaintiff’s attorneys about the practical extent of this authority, government lawyers admitted “…the NDAA does give the president the power to lock up people like journalist Chris Hedges and peaceful activists,” admitting that “…even war correspondents could be locked up indefinitely under the NDAA.”
And when asked by the judge what it meant to be an “associated force”. It is the federal government’s scheme that the Act remain so vague that a corrupt and power-hungry Administration may imprison virtually anyone it considers a threat to its pursuit of absolute power. On July 25th, Administration lawyers filed papers demanding Judge Forrest’s preliminary injunction NOT be made permanent. In the filing, Obama made it clear his Administration would ignore the court and its injunction regardless of what the judge may decide, claiming incorrectly that “…[the] injunction would have ‘nil’ effect, for the government would continue to possess the identical detention authority under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force…” Of course, that is a lie, as the AUMF applies only to known members of al Qaeda or the Taliban.
Government attorney Benjamin Torrance’s claim that it was “the Obama Administration’s position” NDAA detention provisions do not apply to American citizens living in the US. Judge Forrest responded by quoting Chief Justice Roberts, who wrote in a 2010 case that the Supreme Court “…would not uphold an unconstitutional statute merely because the government promised to use it reasonably.” So much for Judge Forrest’s faith in the validity and value of Obama’s signing statement promise to not employ his Section 1021 authority to indefinitely detain the American public!
That concerns about the president’s detention powers were excessive as American citizens would, after all, have the ability to file a writ of habeas corpus should they be illegally or improperly jailed! “How long does [such a] petition take,” asked Forrest? When Torrance refused to answer, the Judge continued, “Several years, right”? So not only did Obama’s attorney lie about his Marxist boss’s corrupt intentions; he actually claimed that the abuse of American citizens was somehow acceptable because those unconstitutionally imprisoned might ask that the charges against them be produced after ONLY a few years behind bars!
Source: doug book, western journal forjouralism

WATCH WHAT THE MASTER IS DOING ON FUTURE MARKETS

8/28/12
If you want to figure out what is going to happen next in the financial markets, carefully watch what the insiders are doing, and if they hear that something big is coming up they will often make very significant moves with their money in anticipation of what is about to happen.
Are The Government And The Big Banks Quietly Preparing For An Imminent Financial Collapse?“, I speculated that they may be preparing for a financial meltdown of some sort. As I noted in that article, more than 600 banking executives have resigned from their positions over the past 12 months, and I have been personally told that a substantial number of Wall Street bankers have been shopping for “prepper properties” this summer. But now even more evidence has emerged that quiet preparations are being made for an imminent financial collapse.
Why Is George Soros Selling So Much Stock And Buying So Much Gold?
He has dumped all of his banking stocks and that he is massively hoarding gold. The following is from shtfplan.com…. In a harbinger of what may be coming our way in the Fall of 2012, billionaire financier George Soros has sold all of his equity positions in major financial stocks according to a 13-F report filed with the SEC for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. He has reportedly unloaded over one million shares of stock in financial companies and banks that include Citigroup (420,000 shares), JP Morgan (701,400 shares) and Goldman Sachs (120,000 shares). The total value of the stock sales amounts to nearly $50 million. He was selling bank stocks, he was acquiring some 884,000 shares (approx. $130 million) of Gold via the SPDR Gold Trust.
It would make perfect sense if you believed that a collapse of the financial system was about to happen. Earlier this year, George Soros told the following to Newsweek. “We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression. We are facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse. The best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case scenario is a collapse of the financial system.” As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable. “It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States.”
Now he is making moves with his money that indicate that he is convinced that it is actually about to start happening. Billionaire John Paulson (the one that made 20 billion dollars on the subprime mortgage meltdown) has been buying gold like crazy and his company now “has 44 percent of its $24 billion fund exposed to bullion.” So why are Soros and Paulson buying up so much gold?
Central Banks Are Also Hoarding Gold:
According to the World Gold Council, the amount of gold bought by the central banks of the world absolutely soared during the second quarter of 2012. Prior to 2009, the central banks of the world had been net sellers of gold for about two decades. But now that has totally changed, and last quarter central banks stocked up on gold in quantities that we have not seen before.
Rampant Insider Selling: Wall Street insiders have been dumping a whole lot of stock this year. The level of insider selling among S&P 500 (SPX) companies is the highest in nearly 10 years. That is not good. More than 10 billion dollars has been pulled out of equity funds over the past two weeks alone.
Why Does The U.S. Government Need So Much Ammunition?
This week, it was revealed that the Social Security Administration plans to buy 174,000 hollow point bullets which will be delivered to 41 different locations all over America.
Aa recent article by Paul Joseph watson…. Back in March, Homeland Security purchased 450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow point bullets.
Sources: newsweek, : Michael Snyder, BLN Contributing Writer, black listed news

IS THE White House collecting your personal info?

8/28/12
A lawsuit has been filed by a consumer-privacy organization demanding answers from the federal government about a program by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, an executive branch office under the control of the Obama White House, to collect database information about Americans from the CIA, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. According to the Electronic Privacy Information Center, which for nearly 20 years has focused its attention on the civil liberties, privacy, First Amendment and constitutional issues related to electronic data, under Washington’s revised guidelines, “The ODNI plans to obtain and integrate databases containing detailed personal information from across the federal government.
“The data will be kept for up to five years. The Obama administration didn’t respond to questions from the group about how it plans to collect personal data “from across the federal government” and how the privacy of Americans will be protected.
Holder set up guidelines for the National Counterterrorism Center, a division of ODNI, regarding privacy. Those changes, the complaint explained, “would relax restrictions on how ODNI analysts may retrieve, store, and search information about Americans.” “The revised NCTC guidelines allow the NCTC to copy entire datasets in other federal agencies and to analyze the aggregate data.”
While Washington officials not only would be allowed to collect and analyze the data, they also would be allowed to “supplement incomplete information to the extent additional information becomes available.” The NCTC may permanently retain, use, or disseminate data if it is ‘reasonably believed to constitute terrorism information,’
The administration office “has failed to comply with statutory deadlines and failed to make responsive records available to EPIC.” Additionally, there’s been no explanation on what data the CIA, which is supposed to be operating only on foreign soil, has on American citizens. When the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, or START, at the University of Maryland, funded by the DHS, recently released a study. The study, “Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970-2008,” noted that nearly one-third of all terrorist attacks from 1970 to 2008 occurred in five metropolitan counties run by Democrats.
The report went on to list groups by ideology such as right-wing, left-wing, religious and single issue. Interestingly, key data regarding Islamic terrorism is missing from the report. Also, by cutting the report off at 2007, it was able to omit events such as the Fort Hood massacre by Maj. Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people and wounded 29 others, and the Little Rock Army recruiting center, where a Muslim convert shot soldiers in front of a recruiting office. The report also goes on to describe right-wing “terrorists” as those who are reverent of individual liberty and suspicious of centralized federal authority.
Sources—bob unruh—wnd

Obama “Green Energy” Scandals Widen as Lawmakers Probe Deeper

8/25/12
The Obama administration and its Energy Department are under fire over controversial “green energy” schemes yet again, with Republican lawmakers alleging on August 15 that senior officials may have violated federal law by attempting to conceal records using private e-mail accounts. Last week, the House Oversight Committee also requested more information from President Obama about his personal involvement in funneling billions of taxpayer dollars to politically connected companies such as Solyndra that later failed.

GOP members of Congress said they had acquired documents that sparked serious concerns over potential cronyism. They asked Obama to explain the extent of his participation in the scandal, as well as to detail his knowledge of decisions made by White House officials that resulted in gargantuan losses to taxpayers.
“The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has obtained documents which raise questions about how your interactions with business leaders at political events affected decisions to give billions of taxpayer dollars in loan guarantees to green energy companies through the Department of Energy’s (‘DOE’) 1705 Loan Guarantee Program,”
Lawmakers are asking the administration to provide documents and information to congressional investigators probing an assortment of green-energy scandals — including a “full explanation” of Obama’s involvement. Republicans are also seeking to uncover details of any discussions the president may have had about energy projects at “political” events.
“The newly-obtained documents show that senior members of the administration were aware of substantial risks to taxpayers and objected to the way the funds were being distributed. They were overruled.”

According to the letter, more than a few senior officials within the administration advised against making many of the risky loans to “green” companies. E-mails cited in the document suggest Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, former Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Jacob Lew, and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling — Obama’s top economic advisors — were all opposed to some elements of the Energy Department’s failed schemes.
DOE Secretary Steven Chu, however, apparently “defeated” the opposition and handed out the vast sums of taxpayer money under highly unfavorable and possibly unlawful terms anyway. DOE Chief of Staff Brandon Hurlbut. In June of 2011, Hurlbut wrote to Secretary Chu that President Obama regularly hears about the loan guarantee program “because at official events and political events he interacts with business community and Congressional members.
That message, as well as Chu’s response to it, appears to contradict past statements by the Obama administration indicating that all DOE loans were made within the department based solely on their merits. Other e-mails also suggest that bad decisions may have been rushed due to political pressure on particular projects that were “important” to the president.
Also requested was a list of all individuals he met with at political events where the projects were discussed, as well as a list of loan guarantees discussed there. The deadline is August 21.
Lawmakers sent a letter demanding that Chu “clarify” apparently false testimony by him and subordinates about efforts to unlawfully conceal evidence and documents from investigators.

The department must also admit whether or not officials knew investors in companies receiving taxpayer funds. Despite DOE officials testifying that they did not know the investors, newly acquired documents show they did — including top Obama ally and Solyndra investor George Kaiser. White House involvement in the controversial loan debacle also featured prominently in the letter.

DOE officials frequently used Yahoo! and Gmail to communicate about the loan guarantee program,” lawmakers said in the letter to Chu. “This use of non-government e-mail accounts for official business may have violated the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and the Federal Records Act (FRA). Official business being conducted through private e-mail accounts. More than a dozen DOE officials were involved, as were senior White House staffers. In other words, federal employees — supposedly public servants — may have been deliberately breaking the law in an effort to keep certain official communications out of the reach of Congress and the public by using outside e-mail services.
Lawlessness and secrecy was at odds with Obama’s promise of transparent government.
“Don’t ever send an email on doe email with private email addresses,” DOE Loan Program Office Director Jonathan Silver stated in an e-mail to a colleague, contradicting testimony he had made in Congress. “That makes them subpoenable.”

sources: alex newman, ed griffin

DHS AND WEATHER SRV BUYS MORE AMMO

DHS To Purchase Another 750 Million Rounds Of Ammo. 8/25/12
National Weather Service Follows DHS In Huge Ammo Purchase
Fears that federal authorities are preparing for mass civil unrest have increased after it was revealed that the Department of Homeland Security is planning to buy a further 750 million rounds of ammo in addition to the 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets already purchased earlier this year. A solicitation originally issued by the DHS in April but updated on Friday calls on suppliers to provide a plethora of different types of ammunition, including 357 mag rounds that are able to penetrate walls. “The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glynco, Georgia anticipates awarding multiple award indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity (IDIQ) firm fixed price (FFP) contracts. Although the ammo purchases are ostensibly earmarked for training purposes, the DHS has been reticent to clarif y why such an unusually large amount of rounds are necessary and why such powerful bullets are required merely for training drills.
The DHS recently put out an order for riot gear in preparation for the upcoming DNC, RNC and presidential inauguration. The U.S. Army is also busy buying similar equipment. The DHS also recently purchased a number of bullet-proof checkpoint booths that include ‘stop and go’ lights.
“Civil Disturbance Operations” outlines how military assets are to be used domestically to quell riots, confiscate firearms and even kill Americans on U.S. soil during mass civil unrest. On page 20 of the manual, rules regarding the use of “deadly force” in confronting “dissidents” are made disturbingly clear with the directive that a, “Warning shot will not be fired.” The manual includes lists of weapons to be used against “rioters” or “demonstrators,” including “antiriot grenades.” It also advises troops to carry their guns in the “safe port arms”. The increasing likelihood of a full blown financial collapse in the coming months has also spurred federal agencies and the U.S. Army to hone their preparations for domestic disorder on a scale greater than riots witnessed in Europe over the past two years.
the report, authored by [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir, adding that the military may be needed to quell “purposeful domestic resistance”.
Last year, Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano directed ICE to prepare for a mass influx of immigrants into the United States, calling for the plan to deal with the “shelter” and “processing” of large numbers of people.

A solicitation which appears on the FedBizOpps website [1] asks for 16,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullets, noted for their strength, to be delivered to locations in Ellsworth, Maine, and New Bedford, Mass.
A further 6,000 rounds of S&W JHP will be sent to Wall, New Jersey, with another 24,000 rounds of the same bullets heading to the weather station in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The solicitation also asks for 500 paper targets to be delivered to the same locations in Maine, Massachusetts and New Jersey. The National Weather Service is is one of six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The federal government is acquiring ammunition at levels necessary to fight a full scale domestic war.
A “clerical error” and that the “solicitation for ammunition and targets for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement mistakenly identified NOAA’s National Weather Service as the requesting office.” This still doesn’t explain why hollow point bullets, designed to cause maximum organ damage, are needed for shooting at paper targets. Was the delivery of the bullets to the NWS a cover for them being transferred somewhere else? It’s entirely possible given the sordid history of Fast and Furious, a federal government program under which guns were sent directly to Mexican drug cartels.

Sources: joe Watson, prison planet.com,