E-cigarettes save lives, money

"We know that cigarettes have thousands of chemicals in them and we know that they are killing us. They have been for over a hundred years. So now, the e-cig industry comes along with only one or two chemicals in their mixture and people are freaking out over these as well. Whe

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US inches closer to big bank charges

Federal prosecutors are nearing criminal charges against some of the world’s biggest banks, according to lawyers briefed on the matter, a development that could produce the first guilty plea from a major bank in more than two decades. In doing so, prosecutors are confronting

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Canada’s home sales top predictions; why a real estate crash is inevitable

“The assurance of relatively low borrowing costs has likely given home buyers confidence while rising home values have kept new listings at a healthy level. Stable employment has provided some assurance to owners and buyers alike.” Our website is back after many months of

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Comparing today's recession/depression to the 1980 recession

"Much like today, Americans were concerned not only with high unemployment but increasing budget deficits in the early 1980s. A September 1983 Gallup poll found that three-fourths of the public agreed that the federal government's budget deficit was a great threat (42%) or some

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Why savers are getting screwed

"Without the intervention of economic policymakers, interest rates would be naturally higher. That would increase the cost of borrowing for businesses and consumers, but there would be some offsetting economic benefits. Savers are getting screwed by the current monetary policy

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Geithner admits USA bankrupt to US Senate

"Never in our history has Congress failed to increase the debt limit when necessary. Failure to raise the limit would precipitate a default by the United States. Default would effectively impose a significant and long-lasting tax on all Americans and all American businesses

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Real reason for electricity blackouts hitting southern US

“Large oil companies have for a decade artificially shorted the gasoline market to drive up prices,” said FTCR president Jamie Court. “Oil companies know they can make more money by making less gasoline.” The following article was written by Paul Joseph Watson. He is t

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World economies on verge of currency revaluations to deal with debt

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." -- Henry Ford Basically what the world central banks are doing is increasing their money by devaluin

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Is Obama the next Mugabe of Zimbabwe?

"America, Britain, Japan, Germany, France, Sweden, Holland, Norway, Canada and Australia make up the Fishmongers Group and their meeting on Tuesday will deliberate on the state of the inclusive government, debt relief, public finance administration and the controversial economi

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US raiding foreign countries with dollars, not soldiers

""The United States is going to China and saying: we want you to commit economic suicide, just like Japan did. We want you to follow the same thing: we want you to revalue your currency, we want you to squeeze your companies, we want you to go bankrupt,” says Michael Hudson,

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FDIC wants your retirement cash to save banks: Bloomberg

“The FDIC is constantly looking at structures where we can get the greatest opportunity to tap into capital that we have not had the success reaching through previous disposition methods,” FDIC spokeswoman Michele Heller said in an e-mailed statement. “We welcome and work

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Canadian government admits recovery never happened

“Not only did their stimulus fail to create the jobs of tomorrow, it also failed to protect the jobs of today,” Scott Brison, the opposition Liberal Party’s spokesman for finance issues, said by telephone. "Most of us were shaking our heads in disbelief early last year w

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Britain BP Oil Spill Protest

“Carolyn Angelette said around 100 clients have canceled summer rentals in Grand Isle, LA. Other clients have postponed plans to buy a home until they see the full extent of oil damage. At this rate, she warns, her Century 21 office will go out of business.” It is obvious BP will be in litigation for […]

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rusty old factory detroit

“When asked whether the hirings are a gamble based on the state of the economy, Marchionne smiled and said: “Don’t be so skeptical. It’s a good day. Enjoy it.” — Fiat Head Chrysler Group LLC gave a big boost to the battered Michigan economy Friday when it announced plans to add about 1,100 workers to […]

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mortage resets to affect canada

“The Bank of Montreal has been hit by a huge mortgage fraud in Alberta that may cost it $30 million, a report said. The bank is suing hundreds of people in connection with the scam, including lawyers, mortgage brokers and four of its employees, CBC News said, citing legal documents.” The case may be the […]

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private vs public sector pay graph since 1980 show public increases

“With the federal deficit and national debt heading into the stratosphere, taxpayers can no longer afford to support such lucrative government compensation. Public sector pay and benefits at all levels should be reduced to make it comparable to the wages and benefits earned by the average working taxpayer.” It wouldn’t be too hard to fathom […]

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henry paulson goldman sachs executive

“Goldman Sachs are scum– that’s the bottom line. They have basically co-opted the government; they’ve co-opted the Treasury Department; the Federal Reserve functionality; they’ve co-opted the Obama administration. Barack Obama dances to Goldman Sachs tune.” — Max Keiser Just remember, Hank Paulson [former CEO of Goldman Sachs then Secretary Treasury USA] took Congress hostage– took […]

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trust in professions graph

Financial advisors are the clowns who are making huge profits off of your money no matter which way the market goes. A very small percentage of these “professionals” could not even predict the crash which happened (it was easy to see coming because of de-industrialization). Now they are pushing for investors to throw more into […]

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GM Global Production Pie Chart

“Treasury has merely exchanged a legal right to repayment for an uncertain hope of sharing in the future growth of GM, Grassley wrote. A debt-for-equity swap is not a repayment … In a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Finance Committee, TARP overseer Neil Barofsky confirmed that GM was using Treasury funds to make the loan […]

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lost youth will blog for food holding signs

“spells of unemployment while young often create permanent scars through its harmful effects on a number of outcomes — happiness, job satisfaction, wages and health — many years later. Moreover, spells of unemployment tend to be particularly harmful to the individual — and to society — when the most disadvantaged youth become unemployed. This involves […]

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economist at street sign is unsure of recession

Looking at economics as a discipline, it would be fair to point out some of the issues with what mainstream, government economists are saying. To begin with, no economic model can predict the future. Economists who do try to predict the future are as likely to be right as Helicopter Bernanke. They are a discredit […]

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end of bretton woods graph gold standard abolished by nixon

Our world has changed and most do not realize it. Money, the almighty purveyor of our well-being has absolutely no value unless someone says it does. It used to be tied to gold, a tangible physical element. You could not print more money unless you had gold to back it. However, in 1971, the US […]

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unemployment rate by country

“”The high degree of financial stress and the high degree of uncertainty all weigh against a speedy recovery in job creation,” the Washington Post quoted the IMF as saying.” “Unemployment in industrialized countries will likely remain high this year and next, and central banks should keep interest rates low, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday. […]

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greenspan chart 2000s

“Greenspan, as the macro economic parent of the US Fed’s basic approach, is the most easily visible part of the history. He’s not the sole agent, however, of a culture which was basically raised to steal and misrepresent assets” — Paul Wallis This is all so ridiculous! Most of these people grilling Greenspan don’t even […]

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for every 1 job gained 5 lost

“don’t forget the difference between U3 (steady at 9.7%), U6 (rose to 16.9%) or even John Williams’ SGS Alternate, which presumable has stayed near 22%. + 162,000 may be the best number in three years” Statistics rarely show the truth of reality. They can be twisted and manipulated as however the person using them wants. […]

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unemployed losing benefits 2010 graph

“”By working and knowing it wasn’t steady, and it wasn’t going to last long, I cut my own throat,” said Krawiec, 60, of Plainville.’ Unemployment benefit extensions are nice, but to the unemployed it offers little hope, what they would like to hear is how the government is going to restore the jobs that the […]

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