If you want to get on an airplane in America today, you either have to allow TSA security officials to gawk at your exposed body using the new full body scanners that literally show “everything”, or you must submit to the new “enhanced pat-downs”. These pat-downs are so intrusive that many of those who have experienced them are using the term “sexual assault”. The truth is that TSA officials have been instructed to start using the fronts of their hands to feel the outlines of male and female genitalia during these pat-downs. Not only that, but instead of going over the clothing, in many instances it is being reported that TSA officials are actually reaching down the pants and up the skirts of air travelers. Some TSA officials are doing this hundreds of times a day, and they do not put on clean gloves each time they perform an examination.
This is what America has sunk to. Today, in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”, Americans are groped like farm animals by tyrannical thugs who get to do pretty much whatever they want with us. Things have gotten so bizarre that now even a columnist for Forbes magazine is calling for the TSA to be (Read More...)
It turns out that a lot of pro-Obama organizations ended up receiving a lot of “economic stimulus” money. For example, it is being reported that the Obama administration gave General Electric $24.9 million in grants under the stimulus law. Keep in mind that General Electric was the corporate owner of NBC, MSNBC and CNBC during the 2008 election. These various news outlets were absolutely shameless when it came to promoting Barack Obama during the 2008 election. In fact, MSNBC was more radically pro-Obama than even CNN was (and that is saying a lot). Apparently Barack Obama was quite grateful for all the help. 25 million dollars is one heck of a tremendous thank you gift. General Electric was the primary recipient of 14 separate economic stimulus grants. In addition, the recipients of four other economic stimulus grants hired GE as a contractor. So is this the way that the game of politics is played in 2010? Sadly, the truth is that this is how the game of politics has been (Read More...)
The U.S. economy is dead on its feet and the majority of the American people don’t even know it. Sure, most Americans understand that things are not going well right now, but the vast majority are still convinced that we will “fully recover” at some point. After all, we have always fully recovered and gone on to bigger and better things in the past, haven’t we? Well, unfortunately this time it is different. The very foundations of our economic system are rotting. Yes, unemployment numbers will go up and down and housing numbers will go up and down and inflation will go up and down, but those are not the numbers you should be paying attention to. Instead, if you want the real truth about the U.S. economy, focus on the long-term trends that are at the root of our problems. Every single month, the United States loses jobs and economic assets. Every single month, more wealth flows out of the United States than flows into it. Every single month, the United States goes into a lot more debt. Most other economic statistics are simply symptoms of those three big problems. The truth is that the U.S. economy is bleeding, and the truth is that very few politicians in either party are (Read More...)
Many of the things that Americans have been able to take for granted for decades are rapidly coming to an end. The truth is that a growing economy that produces an ever-increasing amount of good jobs for a thriving middle class is not guaranteed to last forever. In fact, there are lots of signs that the middle class in America is already being ripped to shreds. The number of Americans on long-term unemployment benefits is exploding, personal bankruptcies are setting new records, foreclosures are at an all-time high and one out of every eight Americans is now on food stamps. Meanwhile, the U.S. government is absolutely drowning in debt and America is facing a pension crisis that is so immense that it is almost indescribable. Most Americans still assume that even if we do have hard times for a while things will always turn around and eventually get better than ever. But sadly, that is just not the case. The truth is that the United States is in the early stages of a devastating economic collapse, and the “new normal” is going to be incredibly difficult for a lot of Americans to adjust to.
The New Normal: Millions Of Chronically Unemployed Americans And Not (Read More...)
1950: The total U.S. national debt is about 257 billion dollars.
2010: The U.S. national debt is increasing by over 4 billion dollars per day.
1950: If a member of Congress doesn’t tell the truth it is a felony.
2010: If a member of Congress doesn’t tell the truth they are just playing politics.
1950: Americans dress up in suits and dresses to get on an airplane.
2010: Americans are forced to walk through full body security scanners that give gawking security workers a clear view of their naked bodies before they can get on an airplane.
1950: American schoolchildren openly read the Word of God and pray in public schools.
2010: Attempting to read your Bible or pray in a public school will get you slapped with a lawsuit by the ACLU.
1950: Wealth redistribution is considered communist and anti-American.
2010: Wealth redistribution is the official policy of the U.S. government.
1950: The U.S. Constitution is deeply loved and highly revered.
2010: Federal authorities are instructed to be on the lookout for anyone who talks about the U.S. Constitution too much because they might be a domestic (Read More...)
Most Americans still appear to be operating under the delusion that the “recession” will soon pass and that things will get back to “normal” very soon. Unfortunately, that is not anywhere close to the truth. What we are now witnessing are the early stages of the complete and total breakdown of the U.S. economic system. The U.S. government, state governments, local governments, businesses and American consumers have collectively piled up debt that is equivalent to approximately 360 percent of GDP. At no point during the Great Depression (or at any other time during our history) did we ever come close to such a figure. We have piled up the biggest mountain of debt that the world has ever seen, and now that gigantic debt bubble is beginning to pop. As this house of cards comes crashing down, the economic pain is going to become almost unimaginable.
Already, things are really, really, really bad out there. Unemployment is at shockingly high levels. Foreclosures and personal bankruptcies continue to set new all-time records. Businesses are being shut down at a staggering rate, more than 40 million Americans are on food stamps, and the U.S. government (Read More...)