Internet Reformation Sparks UK Parliamentary Money-Debate

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Source: thedailybell.com

Tales in monetary voodoo, try this for a spin … We play with the money system at our peril. On Thursday, British MPs are to debate money creation, including so-called “helicopter money”. This is supposedly the first time parliament has debated such matters since 1844. Back then, it didn’t work out so well. Much debated but little understood, money creation is one of those fiendishly complicated subjects that few even bothered to think about before the financial crisis. Since then it has spawned a veritable army of self proclaimed “experts”, many of whom have convinced themselves that they are close to a “Higgs boson” moment in their understanding of the way money works, and the role commercial and central banks play in its creation. – UK Telegraph

Dominant Social Theme: The modern monetary system needs some tinkering to be ready for the rest of the 21st century.

Free-Market Analysis: So the British Parliament is meeting to discuss “Money Creation and Society,” a scenario that can give rise to numerous different imaginary interactions, many of them potentially amusing.

In fact, we don’t believe most MPs understand the monetary regime under which they live and work any more than US Congressmen do. Ignorance, wrapped up inevitably in pontifications, is melancholy, humorous or both. Usually both.

Are You Better Off This Thanksgiving Than You Were Last Thanksgiving?

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Source: theeconomiccollapseblog.com

Thanksgiving Dinner - Photo by Marcus QuiqmireAre you in better shape financially than you were last Thanksgiving?  If so, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate because most Americans are not.  As you chow down on turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce this Thursday, please remember that there are millions of Americans that simply cannot afford to eat such a meal.  According to a shocking new report that was just released by the National Center on Family Homelessness, the number of homeless children in the U.S. has reached a new all-time high of 2.5 million.  And right now one out of every seven Americans rely on food banks to put food on the table.  Yes, life is very good at the moment for Americans at the top end of the income spectrum.  The stock market has been soaring and sales of homes worth at last a million dollars are up 16 percent so far this year.  But most Americans live in a very different world.  The percentage of Americans that are employed is about the same as it was during the depths of the last recession, the quality of our jobs continues to go down, the rate of homeownership in America has fallen for seven years in a row, and the cost of living is rising much faster than paychecks are.  As a result, the middle class is smaller this Thanksgiving than it was last Thanksgiving, and most Americans have seen their standards of living go down over the past year.

In 2014, there are tens of millions of Americans that are anonymously leading lives of quiet desperation.  They are desperately trying to hold on even though things just keep getting worse.  For example, just consider the plight of 49-year-old Darrell Eberhardt.  Once upon a time, his job in a Chevy factory paid him $18.50 an hour, but now he only makes $10.50 an hour and he knows that he probably would not be able to make as much in a new job if he decided to leave…

For nearly 20 years, Darrell Eberhardt worked in an Ohio factory putting together wheelchairs, earning $18.50 an hour, enough to gain a toehold in the middle class and feel respected at work.

He is still working with his hands, assembling seats for Chevrolet Cruze cars at the Camaco auto parts factory in Lorain, Ohio, but now he makes $10.50 an hour and is barely hanging on. “I’d like to earn more,” said Mr. Eberhardt, who is 49 and went back to school a few years ago to earn an associate’s degree. “But the chances of finding something like I used to have are slim to none.”

Of course you can’t support a family on $10.50 an hour.

You can barely support one person on $10.50 an hour.

But there are many men out there that would absolutely love to switch positions with Darrell Eberhardt.  At this point, one out of every six men in their prime working years (25 to 54) does not have a job.  That is an absolutely crazy number.

And of course just because you “have a job” does not mean that things are going well.  The number of Americans that are “working part-time involuntarily” has risen by over 50 percent since the beginning of the last recession.  There are millions of hard working Americans that would love to get a full-time job if they could land one.  But these days “decent jobs” are in short supply.

For example, CNN recently profiled the story of college graduate Meghan Brachle…

Meghan would love to be a music teacher or play full-time in an orchestra. She studied music at Loyola University in New Orleans and plays the flute.

Instead, Meghan works a slew of part-time jobs and receives no benefits.

She is a cashier at Whole Foods, a substitute teacher, a flute tutor and an administrative assistant at a non-profit.

Even with all of her hard work, Brachle and her husband often really struggle to pay the bills

With inconsistent hours, Meghan monthly income fluctuates between $1,000 and $3,000. Even with her husband’s teaching salary, the couple sometimes struggles to cover the $3,600 of monthly expenses they have.

“It’s very stressful,” Meghan, a college graduate, says. “I think about all the job applications I’ve turned in and all the interviews I’ve been on and all the other people who are in the same situation, looking for those same [full-time] jobs. It’s frustrating.”

Sadly, a lot of these part-time employers know that their employees desperately need these jobs and are using that leverage to treat them very poorly.

For example, it is being reported that any KMart employees that do not show up for work on Thanksgiving will be automatically fired.

What kind of nonsense is that?

And around the country at Wal-Mart stores, food drives are being held for “needy employees“.

So why wouldn’t Wal-Mart just pay their workers enough so that they could afford to take care of themselves in the first place?

Most people don’t realize this, but approximately one out of every four part-time workers in America is currently living below the poverty line.  Many of them are working as hard as they can and still can’t make enough to take care of themselves.

Meanwhile, our paychecks are getting stretched further and further with each passing month.

When you don’t make much money, every dollar is precious.  And when food prices go up substantially, it can be very painful.  Unfortunately, that is precisely what is happening right now…

-From September to October, the price of a pound of Turkey rose from $1.58 to $1.66.  That represents a 5.2 percent price increase in just one month.

-The price of a pound of ground beef has just risen to a brand new record high of $4.15 a pound, and more price increases are on the way.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting that U.S. beef production will drop by another 1 billion pounds next year due to a variety of factors including the horrific multi-year drought out west.

-The entire planet is bracing for a huge chocolate shortage, and this threatens to push the price of chocolate beyond the reach of many American families…

Start hoarding those Hershey’s Kisses and stockpile your Snickers: The world could soon experience a chocolate shortage.

Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, two of the world’s largest chocolate makers, say that’s the path we’re headed down. They cite a perfect storm of factors: Less cocoa is being produced as more and more people are devouring chocolate.

In 2013, consumers ate about 70,000 metric tons more cocoa than was produced, The Washington Post reports, and that deficit could go up to 1 million metric tons by 2020. The Ivory Coast and Ghana produce more than 70 percent of the world’s cacao beans, and both countries are experiencing dry weather that limits growth. To make things worse, a fungal disease called frosty pod has destroyed 30 to 40 percent of global cocoa production.

As a result of all of the things that I have just discussed above, more Americans than ever are being forced to turn to the government for assistance.  Today, the number of Americans getting a check from the government each month is at an all-time high, and at this point Americans collectively get more money from the government than they pay in taxes.  For much, much more on this, please see my recent article entitled “21 Facts That Prove That Dependence On The Government Is Out Of Control In America“.

So if things are going well for you this Thanksgiving, you should be truly thankful.

For most of the country, things just continue to get even worse.  And if the next major wave of our economic crisis arrives next year like many are projecting, this may just be the beginning of our economic pain.

Rand Paul: Obama is Betraying the Founding Principles of America Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

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Source: infowars.com

Rand Paul shot back at Barack Obama’s vow to use executive orders to implement his amnesty program by accusing the President of betraying the founding principles of America.

The Kentucky Senator issued a statement in the immediate aftermath of Obama’s immigration speech vowing not to let him violate the Constitution;

“President Obama is not above the law and has no right to issue Executive Amnesty. His actions blatantly ignore the Separations of Powers and the principles our country was founded on. The President has said 22 times previously that he does not have the power to legislate on immigration,” Sen. Paul said. “I believe that immigration reform is needed, however for true and effective reform, we must first secure the border. I will not sit idly by and let the President bypass Congress and our Constitution.”

Meanwhile, Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs has dared to suggest the possibility of impeaching Obama over his executive action, featuring a poll on his website which includes impeachment as an option on how Republicans should respond to Obama’s amnesty plan.

Obama the tyrant king unleashes dictatorial order that will now invoke “open rebellion” – Senate aide

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Source: naturalnews.com

With the stroke of a pen, President Obama has now set America on the path toward open rebellion and revolt. By declaring that he alone has the right to dictate immigration policy without the legislative approval of Congress, he has committed yet another lawless act in a long series of illegal schemes that cement his position in history as nothing more than a sociopathic liar and destroyer of nations.

The liberal media won’t report this, but Obama has just crossed the line in the minds of tens of millions of Americans and their representatives in Congress. This President has gone from merely being “deceptive” to being thought of as an outright criminal who must be restrained to save America from tyranny. There will be public calls for his arrest and prosecution. There will be revolts, both political and on the streets. You will see attempts to march on Washington and “throw the bum out” of the White House. The era of all-out revolt and rebellion is now upon us.

Don’t just take my word for it, though. Read the words of a Senate aide:

A Senate GOP aide told Breitbart News conservatives will spread chaos across Washington. “If Obama announces executive amnesty and the House passes an omnibus with no language blocking it, there will be no Senate vote, because conservatives will burn down the Capitol,” the aide said. When asked to clarify if he was serious they’d burn the building to the ground — or if he was speaking metaphorically — the aide said “open rebellion.” [1]

“Moderate” Rebels Armed by Obama Join al-Qaeda, ISIS

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Source: thenewamerican.com

More of the Obama administration’s supposed “moderate” jihadist rebels this month defected to al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch known as Jabhat al-Nusra, which was also reportedly working with the self-styled “Islamic State.” Obama’s “moderate” rebels, armed and trained by U.S. taxpayers under the guise of fighting less-moderate ISIS jihadists (whom Vice President Joe Biden admitted were actually armed and funded by Obama’s “anti-ISIS” coalition), reportedly took their heavy American weapons with them. Eventually, those U.S.-supplied weapons are likely to be used against Western interests and citizens, analysts said.

According to multiple news reports, large contingents among two of the important rebel armies of Obama’s “thoroughly vetted moderates” that were receiving U.S. weapons and support have joined al-Qaeda. The groups, Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front (SRF), both affiliated with the oftentimes savage “Free Syrian Army,” were reportedly using weapons provided by the Obama administration and its Arab-dictator “allies” to wage war on Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad. Both “moderate rebel” outfits, which have been widely praised by the establishment and its mouthpieces, received heavy military weapons including, among others, Grad rockets and Tow anti-tank missiles.

Now, those same weapons are in the hands of al-Qaeda and ISIS, both of which the U.S. government has declared to be terrorist groups. The situation is so dire that even the establishment press has been forced to acknowledge it. “The loss of a group that had been held up as an example of Western efforts to court moderate rebel factions is a humiliating blow for Washington,” reported the Telegraph, adding that many of Obama’s “moderate” rebels surrendered to al-Qaeda “without firing a shot,” and many openly defected to the Islamic terrorist organization. Even before the latest round of mass defections, many Western-backed rebels had joined the terror groups. The “moderate” rebels have also been signing deals and sharing weapons with ISIS and al-Qaeda while condemning attacks on the terror groups for weakening the campaign against Assad.

Fighters under the Obama-backed SRF commander Jamal Maarouf, part of the nebulous Western establishment-created “Free Syrian Army,” have apparently been joining al-Qaeda in droves. “Dozens of his fighters defected and joined Nusra, that is why the group won,” Rami Abdulrahman with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was quoted as saying by Reuters. Nusra fighters also confirmed the defections of U.S.-equipped fighters to al-Qaeda. According to sources on the ground cited in media reports, Nusra obtained tanks and other heavy weapons as large numbers of SRF fighters swore allegiance to al-Qaeda. Other media reports suggest as many as 600 Western-backed Hazm fighters also defected to al-Qaeda amid recent skirmishes in northern Syria, taking their U.S. weapons with them as well.

Obama Vs. Himself On The Constitutionality Of Executive Orders

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Source: oathkeepers.org

The following video was produced by Truthstream Media

Watch Candidate Obama vs. President Obama on the constitutionality of all these Executive Orders he’s been signing lately, including the one on executive amnesty he announced last night.

Massive protest fails to stop tuition hikes at University of California

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Source: rt.com

The University of California’s Board of Regents approved on Thursday a plan to increase college tuition by as much as 28 percent during the next five years, notwithstanding a multi-day protest attended by hundreds.

By a vote of 14-7, the board said on Thursday that they’d go forward with a move that will let tuition prices be hiked annually by 5 percent during the next half-decade.

According to the Washington Post, the decision will see the cost of attending classes surge from $12,804 next fall to $15,564 in 2019, which students opposed to the decision said would make obtaining an education must less affordable for the middle-class.

Ahead of the decision, students gathered at UC Berkley’s Wheeler Hall this week in protest, with as many as 300 remaining in place on Thursday evening, according to the Daily Californian, despite the wishes of administrators.

“People who are easy to step over are stepped over,” UC Berkeley Daniel Evans told Daily California from the occupation. “If this works, this shows our Berkeley ethos — that student protests are not something to roll your eyes at.”

How not surprising: Top ‘gay’ charged with raping boy

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Source: wnd.com

“It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.”

– Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement

None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions. Nothing will move secular-”progressives” to acknowledge the undeniable interplay between homosexuality and childhood sexual abuse.

Whether it’s boy-raping “gay” priests, or boy-raping “gay” activists, the problem is systemic. Homosexual predators are targeting our boys.

You listening, Boy Scouts of America?

The Future Of Relationships? Soon Millions Of Men Will Be Having Sex With Life-Like Female Robots

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Source: endoftheamericandream.com

Asuna Life-Like Female Robot by A-Lab in JapanIf men had a choice between real women and female robots that were almost “virtually indistinguishable” from real women, which would they choose?  Certainly many men would never be willing to totally give up on relationships with living, breathing women, but as robotic technology continues to advance at an exponential rate there will be men (and women) that will be tempted to abandon real relationships entirely.  And that day is approaching a lot faster than you may think.  As you will read about below, incredibly life-life female robots are being introduced in Japan right now.  The creators of these robots are not designing them for sexual intercourse at the moment, but experts say that it is only a matter of time before this technology is adapted for such purposes.  The potential market for female sex androids is absolutely massive, and there are no laws against such a thing in most countries.  But as men all over the globe begin acquiring these sex droids, what will that do to real relationships between men and women and what will that say about our society?

With each passing year, robots are becoming much more like humans.  And for some reason, many of these robot designers purposely choose to have their robots resemble very attractive young women.

One of these very attractive female robots, “Asuna”, has created quite a stir in Japan recently.  The following is from a recent Daily Mail article about this remarkable droid…

Chillingly life-like robots are causing a storm in Japan – where their creators are about to launch them as actresses, full-size mechanical copies for pop idol fans, and clones of the dearly departed.

Globalism – What Good Is It?

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Source: thedailybell.com

Despite some recent reversals, there is evidence that globalisation is on the march again … For most of the 1990s and 2000s, it seemed almost inevitable that the world would become ever more integrated and borders ever less bothersome. The crash of 2008, which spread havoc around the world faster than any previous financial crisis, called that assumption into question. Headlines about the world becoming flatter and more interconnected gave way to talk of balkanised financial markets, stalled trade talks and growing popular nationalism. Some economists have predicted another era of “deglobalisation”, similar to the interwar years of the last century. – The Economist

Dominant Social Theme: Nothing wrong with interconnected markets. They ought to be celebrated.

Free-Market Analysis: Such articles as the one excerpted above on globalization seem dishonest to us. The article deems globalization an unmitigated good but makes no distinction between the globalization of governance and the globalization of the marketplace.

Nothing wrong with marketplace globalization. But how can globalized regulation, globalized taxation and globalized monopoly central banking be part of a positive trend?