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Hunger Games: U.S. near the top in un-affordable food prices

Ever ask yourself why more than 50 million Americans are on food stamps?  All one has to do is look at a new chart out from Bloomberg economist Niraj Shah to discover than since 2007, only Estonia and Hungary (irony) have experienced more growth in their citizens being unable to afford to buy food than the U.S..  In fact, with a 21% growth in Americans unable to afford to buy food in just the past seven yea ...

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Fed surprises market with new round of tapering

On March 19, Janet Yellen released January's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes, with consensus prevailing for a new $10 billion round of tapering to begin in April. The Committee currently judges that there is sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing improvement in labor market conditions. In light of the cumulative progress toward maximum employment and th ...

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Nations dumping dollar reserves to the tune of $100 billion last week

The biggest threat to the U.S. dollar is not events in Ukraine, nor the economy, and not the stock markets.  No, the biggest threat has always been the over $16 trillion in offshore currency that might one day find its way back to the U.S.. And unfortunately, that day may be coming much faster than the U.S. anticipated.  A new report from the Treasuries In Custody (TIC) report showed that just last week, fo ...

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New economic report shows Wall Street’s ‘weather’ excuse a fraud

In last week's Beige Book, the Federal Reserve blamed harsh weather as being the primary factor for a slowing economy.  This report also came after several Wall Street banks, brokers, and analysts used harsh weather as an excuse when over 20 indicators came in below expectations this winter. However, RBC Capital Markets came out with a newly detailed report on March 11 showing how consumers actually increas ...

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Pentagon blames terrorism on global warming

You know you have run out of legitimate excuses when you begin blaming the weather for the outcome of events, yet this is exactly what the Pentagon is now doing in regards to the future frequency of global terrorism.  In the Pentagon's 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), analysts are making the assertion that global warming is a key factor in the determination for future terror activity. "The impacts of ...

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Russia throws economic sanction threats back at the U.S. and EU

There is a biblical proverb that says, the borrower is slave to the lender, and this reality is quickly availing itself on America as they attempt to threaten Russia with economic sanctions due to their invasion of Ukraine and Crimea.  However, as the harsh reality of the proverb goes, America would face more dire consequences than Russia would if the Euro-Asian superpower chooses to impose their own sancti ...

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Senile former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan claims bubbles everywhere but U.S. markets

Even though the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan is too old to cut the mustard, he seems these days desperate enough to still try to lick the jar.  In a guest appearance on CNBC today, the former head of the U.S. central bank began blaming most financial worries on monetary 'bubbles' in foreign markets, while at the same time refuting that the Fed created highs in the Dow, Nasdaq, and S ...

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New reasons for Fed Taper: central bank buying nearly all govt. debt

One of the greatest signs that a currency stands on the cusp of hyper-inflation is when that nation's central bank is forced to, or is relegated to, buying all of the debt a particular nation is selling.  2013 saw a major shift in the transference of foreigners buying U.S. Treasury debt to now having the Federal Reserve pick up the slack, and by year's end the central bank was purchasing one and half times ...

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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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QE was simply another form of bailout for insolvent banks

On Feb. 3, economist and statistician Rob Kirby was a guest on Greg Hunter's USA Watchdog network.  During the 39 minute interview, Kirby blows the door wide open on the true purpose for Quantitative Easing 3(QE3), and says that empirical data shows that the entire scheme was created to provide another trillion dollar bailout of the banks, which were officially insolvent from their collection of worthless M ...

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