Is America About To Reach A Breaking Point?

While the mainstream media continues to tout economic data pointing to a recovery, such as the 7% unemployment rate, the reality for many Americans is quite different.  Record numbers of people from all demographics are unemployed, underemployed, or depend on government assistance. Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog: In America today, there are […]

A Feminist Defense of Masculine Virtues

Feminist and intellectual Camille Paglia says that the reversal of gender roles, or more specifically, the dilution of what it means to be ‘man’ or ‘woman’ marks the decline of Western Civilization.  She said that if women were running society from the beginning, we’d still be living in grass huts.  She’s not pro or con, […]

Federal judge rules NSA phone surveillance legal

In a surprise ruling, a New York judge has ruled that the NSA’s surveillance program is legal, because it proves Al-Qaeda a ‘counterpunch’.  The name Al-Qaeda was a name created by the CIA that means ‘database’ – in this case, database of radicals.  Is much of the conspiracy theory purported by the US government (The […]

Human brain hard-wired for rural tranquillity

Science has now proven what many have suspected for years; living the quiet rural life is relaxing, good for thinking, peaceful, and more calm.  Writers and other intellectuals have often kept rural properties as their main residence or even as a backup, to be secluded with only their thoughts, and the countryside.  With the advent […]

Apocalypse, New Jersey: A Dispatch From America’s Most Desperate Town

Just as income disparity is reaching a historic high, so are the conditions in the ‘real’ America, as expressed by conditions in Camden, New Jersey.  New Jersey is one of the wealthiest states in the USA, and also home of some of the most violent, crime ridden counties.  Here’s Matt Taibbi’s description of a real […]

What will the coming civil unrest look like?

Mainstream is now in general agreement that we are in a deep societal crisis and things are about to get much worse.  But the majority of Americans still believe the government will come to their rescue.  Dave Hodges presents this well in is multi-part series “What will the coming civil unrest look like?”: According to […]

N.S.A. May Have Hit Internet Companies at a Weak Spot

The NSA has been found to tap into Level3’s backbone internet cables, through a variety of means.  According to Level3 financials, it seems they have an open agreement with the US departments of defense, justice, and homeland security.  More disturbing is the fact that if tech companies don’t cooperate, they’ll just get the data downstream […]

American Universities, Local Police, stock up on 18 ton military armor protected vehicles

Local American forces are becoming militarized with battle tested soldier gear.  The latest is an 18 ton armor protected military fighting vehicle (not a transport vehicle).  Police say this will help better ‘serve and protect’ – but there have already been cases of abuse, with some selling the gear on ebay, and others letting their […]

The 10 Corporations That Control Almost Everything You Buy – Illusion of Choice

We are presented choices; Coke vs. Pepsi, KitKat vs. Snickers, etc.  Tracing back 99% of products we are offered as choices leads back to 10 main corporations.  While these represent the retail market, the same is true for most components of society, politics, defense, computing, healthcare.  Also interesting is how although even the 10 corporations […]

Uncontrolled Global Nuclear Radiation Risk

A risky maneuver of the melted Fukushima Daiichi reactor could cause a significant risk for uncontrolled global nuclear radiation, say experts: After repeated delays since the summer of 2011, the Tokyo Electric Power Company has launched a high-risk operation to empty the spent-fuel pool atop Reactor 4 at the Dai-ichi (No.1) Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. […]

America placing bets on online gambling

As the crisis forces local governments to seek new sources of revenue, due to a deteriorating financial situation for many of them, facing bankruptcy or worse; local governments are getting creative.  Some have imposed strange new taxes, but many have fallen back on the age old industry; gambling.  Gambling has had an interesting history in […]

Prepping community grows in the US, fueled by fear of US Dollar collapse

“Prepping” as it is commonly known, is a community of people who prepare for various kinds of systemic meltdown, whether it be social, financial, planetary (asteroid strike), natural disaster, or EMP event.  The idea has gained so much interest it’s nearly an industry in itself, with trade shows attracting vendors and middle class consumers with […]

Obama issues executive order to prepare for global warming

President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming. The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges […]

America’s culture of ignorance

“Any formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession – their ignorance.” – Hendrik Willem van Loon The levels of ignorance are multi-dimensional and diverse, crossing all educational, income, and professional ranks. The stench of ignorance has settled like Chinese toxic smog over […]

Impending collapse of civilization is mathematical certainty, says University of Connecticut professor

There is a mathematical formula created by a professor at the University of Connecticut which appears to be predicting a huge social shift – and which may explain why we’re in the shutdown and debt ceiling crisis. Professor Peter Turchin has spent years developing a model that uses numbers to explain historical cycles – like […]

David Stockman Explains The Keynesian State-Wreck Ahead – Sundown In America

David Stockman, author of The Great Deformation [79], summarizes the last quarter century thus: What has been growing is the wealth of the rich, the remit of the state, the girth of Wall Street, the debt burden of the people, the prosperity of the beltway and the sway of the three great branches of government […]

Obamacare: A Deception

The article below is the most comprehensive analysis available of “Obamacare” – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The author, a knowledgeable person who wishes to remain anonymous, explains how Obamacare works for the insurance companies but not for you. Obamacare was formulated on the concept of health care as a commercial commodity and […]

Catastrophic Shocks Through Complex Socio-Economic Systems

Catastrophic Shocks Through Complex Socio-Economic Systems: A Pandemic Perspective David Korowicz Summary The globalised economy has become more complex (connectivity, interdependence, and speed), de-localized, with increasing concentration within critical systems. This has made us all more vulnerable to systemic shocks. This paper provides an overview of the effect of a major pandemic on the operation […]

What Undercover Boss and The Jetsons Tell Us About the Future of Jobs

In the early days of artificial intelligence research, it was commonplace for the well-educated academics in the field to (mistakenly) think that being “intelligent” meant being good at things that other well-educated academic researchers struggled at, like playing chess. We now know, however, that it’s far harder to get robots to do things that come […]