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America and the West are in the late stages of a fascist takeover

On Feb. 19, famed economist and statistician Jim Willie provided a chronological blueprint on how the Federal Reserve, primarily through Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan and later, his predecessor Ben Bernanke, used monetary policy to shift power away from a Constitutional government and into the hands of banks and corporations. These policies, which began after the 1987 stock market crash and ending with the cu ...

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5 Outrageous Lies Companies Are Legally Allowed to Tell You

  If you tell people that advertisers lie, they'll roll their eyes and say, "DUH! That's what advertising is, you naive buffoon!" But then those same people will walk out the door and buy a phone based on a "coverage map" they just saw in an ad. That's because advertisers use our cool cynicism against us -- we think we're being savvy by assuming that all ads exaggerate, but we still assume that's as fa ...

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44 FACTS ABOUT THE DEATH OF THE MIDDLE CLASS THEY WON’T TELL YOU

  What is America going to look like when the middle class is dead?  Once upon a time, the United States has the largest and most vibrant middle class in the history of the world.  When I was growing up, it seemed like almost everyone was "middle class" and it was very rare to hear of someone that was out of work.  Of course life wasn't perfect, but most families owned a home, most families had more th ...

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YOU WILL NEVER GUESS WHO IS BUYING EVERYTHING IN DETROIT

  Something very strange is happening to Detroit.  Once upon a time, it was the center of American manufacturing and it hadthe highest per capita income in the United States.  But now the city is dying and the Chinese are moving in to pick up the pieces.  Lured by news stories that proclaim that you can buy homes in Detroit for as little as one dollar, Chinese investors are eagerly gobbling up properti ...

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Will ‘Smart’ Meters Be MANDATORY NATIONWIDE?

  There is a sinister agenda underway to forcibly convert every standard electric meter in the U.S. to the "smart" variety under the guise of promoting renewable energy interests. And one of the latest pieces of Trojan horse legislation pushing for this ominous transformation is the Smart Grid Advancement Act of 2013, introduced by Representative Jerry McNerney (D-Cal.) and co-authored by Rep. Matt Car ...

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LAWMAKERS WHO VOTED FOR THE NSA TO KEEP SPYING GOT DOUBLE THE DONATIONS FROM THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY

  On Wednesday, the House voted 217 to 205 not to defund the controversial NSA surveillance programs. It turns out that the lawmakers who voted no on the Amash amendment, and wanted to keep the government program fully funded, received twice as much in campaign financing from the intelligence and defense industry as the 205 “yes” voters. An investigation performed at the request of WIRED found out on F ...

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PAY TO PLAY: How Much To Become A US Ambassador?

Want to be a US ambassador? Easy – if you have the cash. Like previous US presidents, Obama has awarded many of his top donors who made campaign donations of more than $500,000 with ambassador positions in the most beautiful countries. Researchers Johannes W. Fedderke and Dennis C. Jett, both professors at Pennsylvania State University, have found that about 30 percent of diplomatic posts were appointed by ...

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8 Huge Corporate Handouts in the Fiscal Cliff Bill

Throughout the months of November and December, a steady stream of corporate CEOs flowed in and out of the White House to discuss the impending fiscal cliff. Many of them, such as Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, would then publicly come out and talk about how modest increases of tax rates on the wealthy were reasonable in order to deal with the deficit problem. What wasn’t mentioned is what these leaders ...

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Google Boss: “I’m Very Proud Of Our Tax Avoidance Scheme”

  The head of the internet giant Google has defiantly defended his company’s tax avoidance strategy claiming he was “proud” of the steps it had taken to cut its tax bill which were just “capitalism”. In an interview in New York Eric Schmidt, Google’s Chairman, confirmed the company had no intention of paying more to the UK exchequer. Documents filed last month show that Google generated around ÂŁ2.5 bil ...

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How The Feds Let Industry Pollute Our Groundwater

  Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation's drinking water. In many cases, the Environmental Protection Agency has granted these so-called aquifer exemptions in Western states now stricken by drought and increasi ...

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