30 Signs That The United States Of America Is Being Turned Into A Giant Prison
posted 11/30/2011, 8:29 AM (EndoftheAmericanDream) [Category: Tyranny/Police State]
If you live in the United States of America, you live in a giant prison where liberty and freedom are slowly being strangled to death. In this country, the control freaks that run things are obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and recording virtually everything that we do. Nothing is private anymore. Everything that you do on the Internet is being monitored. All of your phone calls are being monitored. In fact, if law enforcement authorities suspect that you have done something wrong, they will use your cell phone microphone to listen to you even when you think your cell phone is turned off. In many areas of the country, when you get into your car automated license plate readers track you wherever you go, and in many major cities when you are walking on the streets a vast network of security cameras and "smart street lights" are constantly watching you and listening to whatever you say. The TSA is setting up "internal checkpoints" all over the nation, Homeland Security is encouraging all of us to report any "suspicious activity" that our neighbors are involved in and the federal government is rapidly developing "pre-crime" technology that will flag us as "potential terrorists" if we display any signs of nervousness. If you are flagged as a "potential terrorist", the U.S. military can arrest you and detain you for the rest of your life without ever having to charge you with anything. Yes, the United States of America is rapidly being turned into a "Big Brother" prison grid, and most Americans are happily going along with it.
The sad thing is that this used to be "the land of the free and the home of the brave".
So what in the world happened?
A fundamental shift in our culture has taken place. The American people have eagerly given up huge chunks of liberty and freedom in exchange for vague promises of increased security.
Our country is now run by total control freaks and paranoia has becom... (more)
Heading Toward Greece
posted 11/30/2011, 8:29 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger) [Category: Commentary] American statists just don’t get it. They see what’s happening with Greece, and yet steadfastly continue down the same road here in the United States. With Americans unable to let go of warfare-state programs and welfare-state programs, federal spending and borrowing continue to soar, hurtling the nation toward the same financial bankruptcy that now confronts Greece.
The situation in Greece is not a complicated one. Under its welfare state, the Greek government taxes people in o... (more)
Why I Moved to a Freer Country
posted 11/30/2011, 8:29 AM (John Brennan) [Category: Commentary] I am a 58-year-old American male and former military officer who has had the opportunity to travel throughout the world. No, I never participated in any war and am happy I haven’t. I was a PAO or Public Affairs Officer, gallantly writing my way through enemy lines. I lived for a while in Panama and Japan, but experienced brief visits to many other countries. Some of these visits were on official business and others were for pleasure. After leaving the military, I began to take longer jo... (more)
In the latest of many appeals filed on behalf of Sirhan, the attorneys are seeking to overturn his conviction. They repeated a previous assertion and presented reports from experts who said Sirhan was programmed through hypnosis to... (more)
RIP Patrice O'Neal! I loved this guy so much, he was funnier and funnier every time I would see him, he was on fire during the Charlie Sheen Roast! He really cared about the truth, too, and he wasn't afraid to say it. I'll miss him a lot! - Chris, InfoLib
How Paulson Gave Hedge Funds Advance Word
posted 11/30/2011, 8:26 AM (Bloomberg) [Category: Politics/Corruption] Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson stepped off the elevator into the Third Avenue offices of hedge fund Eton Park Capital Management LP in Manhattan. It was July 21, 2008, and market fears were mounting. Four months earlier, Bear Stearns Cos. had sold itself for just $10 a share to JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)
Now, amid tumbling home prices and near-record foreclosures, attention was focused on a new source of contagion: Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac, which together had more than ... (more)
Hank Paulson's inside jobs
posted 11/30/2011, 8:26 AM (Reuters) [Category: Politics/Corruption] Paulson was giving inside tips to Wall Street in general, and to Goldman types in particular: exactly the kind of behavior that “Government Sachs” conspiracy theorists have been speculating about for years. Turns out, they were right.
Dr. Marc Faber back in Zurich Switzerland and in the university of Zurich where he studied economics he tells how he got influenced by the Austrian economics in the Zurich University : "well if I could go back in life I I will definitely study again economics , what I have noticed in life is if you are a ... (more)