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Americans generally like to hear good news. They like to believe that a new president will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil and that fresh thinking will set the economy straight. American pundits tend to restrain their pessimism and hope for the best. But is anyone prepared for the worst?

Meet Michael Ruppert, a different kind of American. A former Los Angeles police officer turned independent reporter, he predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness, at a time when most Wall Street and Washington analysts were still in denial. Director Chris Smith has shown an affinity for outsiders in films like American Movie and The Yes Men. In Collapse, he departs stylistically from his past documentaries by interviewing Ruppert in a format that recalls the work of Errol Morris and Spalding Gray.

Sitting in a room that looks like a bunker, Ruppert recounts his career as a radical thinker and spells out the crises he sees ahead. He draws upon the same news reports and data available to any Internet user, but he applies a unique interpretation. He is especially passionate about the issue of peak oil, the concern raised by scientists since the seventies that the world will eventually run out of fossil fuel. While other experts debate this issue in measured tones, Ruppert doesn’t hold back at sounding an alarm, portraying an apocalyptic future. Listening to his rapid flow of opinions, the viewer is likely to question some of the rhetoric as paranoid or deluded, and to sway back and forth on what to make of the extremism. Smith lets viewers form their own judgments.

Collapse also serves as a portrait of a loner. Over the years, Ruppert has stood up for what he believes in despite fierce opposition. He candidly describes the sacrifices and motivators in his life. While other observers analyze details of the economic crisis, Ruppert views it as symptomatic of nothing less than the collapse of industrial civilization itself.

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January 4, 2013 Posted by | Banks, Banksters, Government, New World Order, Oil, Police State | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Are At The Threshold

We are at the threshold of a fundamental evolutionary change for mankind. As the articles, movies and pictures posted here have demonstrated, we have been moving towards a one world governing body referred to as The New World Order. There is a solution to the many problems our world faces. Please take the time to view this movie which addresses each of these problems individually, laying out the entire insidious plan for world domination and then reveals the solutions we can implement to change that direction and put an end to the machinations that would steal our Liberty and even our very lives.

For More Information:

http://www.thrivemovement.com/

 

April 8, 2012 Posted by | America, Banks, Banksters, CFR, Civil Disobedience, Concentration Camps, Constitution, Council on Foreign Relations, DHS, Documentary, Ecology, Economy, Education, End the Fed, Federal Reserve, FEMA, Free Market, Free Speech, Freedom, Genocide, Government, Grassroots, Health Care, Legislation, Limited Federal Government, Local Activism, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Media, Medicine, Natural Cures, New World Order, Oil, Organic, Organic Farming, Police State, Politics, Protests, PsyOps, Tyranny, UFO, World Government, World Health Organization | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Ron Paul Ads

 

October 18, 2011 Posted by | Bailout, Balanced Budget, Banks, Constitution, Deficit, Economy, Elections, Freedom, GOP, Liberty, Limited Federal Government, Politics, Ron Paul, Vote | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Meltup

The beginning of a U.S. currency crisis and hyperinflation.

Meltup features Gerald Celente, Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, Marc Faber, Jim Rogers, Tom Woods, and others.


July 25, 2010 Posted by | Austrian Economics, Banks, Banksters, Credit, Currency, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, End of America, End the Fed, Federal Reserve, Finance, Inflation, Money, Ron Paul, Stocks, Tax, Trade | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

G20 summit: Gordon Brown announces ‘new world order’

It appears that The New World Order is here.


Excerpts from the Telegraph:

“This is the day that the world came together to fight back against the global recession,” he said. “Not with words but with a plan for global recovery and reform.”

“Today’s decisions, of course, will not immediately solve the crisis. But we have begun the process by which it will be solved,” Mr Brown said. “I think a new world order is emerging with the foundation of a new progressive era of international co-operation,”

The success was echoed by Mr Obama. “By any measure the London summit was historic,” he said. “It was historic because of the size and the scope of the challenges that we face and because of the timeliness and magnitude of our response.”

Mr Sarkozy, who had threatened to walk out of the talks unless he got action on tax havens, said a “page has been turned” on the old financial model, the “Anglo-Saxon model”.

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Banks, Banksters, Economy, End of America, Foreign Policy, G20, Gordon Brown, Government, Money, New World Order, Obama, Politics, President, Sovereignty, Traitors, Treaty, Tyranny, United Nations, World Government | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ron Paul on Coast to Coast AM

Ron Paul on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

July 22, 2009 Posted by | Bailout, Banks, Bernanke, Congress, Credit, Currency, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, End the Fed, Federal Reserve, Finance, Fraud, Free Market, Government, Inflation, Investing, Investment, Law, Legislation, Limited Federal Government, Loans, Market, Market Economy, Politics, Ron Paul, Senate, Statutes, Tax, Taxation, Taxpayer, Trade | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“We The People” Stimulus Package

Bob Basso author of “Common Sense” plays the role of Thomas Paine to ignite the fire of change in America. Patriotism and Pride for America lead Thomas Paine to help take back America!


July 17, 2009 Posted by | auto industry, Bailout, Bill of Rights, Congress, Constitution, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, Elections, End of America, End the Fed, Federal Reserve, Foreign Policy, Fraud, Freedom, Government, Inflation, Legislation, Liberty, Limited Federal Government, Lobby, New World Order, Politics, Protests, Senate, Sovereignty, States Rights, Statutes, Tax, Taxation, Taxpayer, Traitors, Tyranny, United Nations | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Sound Bite: Free Market Economy Has Failed

We have been subjected to the onslaught of this sound bite coming from the top Banksters and Main Stream Media from the beginning of the sub-prime fiasco.  Of course there is only one solution to a failure of a Free Market.  That’s right… more regulation.  More aptly put: Less Freedom and more Government Control.

How many people across the country are now repeating that sound bite?  Many Americans, wanting to demonstrate their knowledge in matters far above their daily life, are using sound bites like this one while repeating the latest propaganda spewing from the bought and paid for Main Stream Media.  Some may even engage in lengthy arguments over this misinformation and denial of obvious truths that have been staring them in the face for many, many decades.

The masses, having been focused on increasing their material wealth and “fun in the sun”,  haven’t had time to educate themselves on these very important issues. They depend on their limited education from government indoctrination centers, commonly referred to as “public education”, and the Main Stream Media for knowledge of the world around them. Imagine how different our reality might be if men and women had taken time after dinner, or right before bed, to read a book on any of these important matters.  In hindsight they might agree that a bit of self education is worth the effort to protect their freedom.

Is the sound bite “Free Market Economy Has Failed” in any way legitimate?

The truth of the matter is that intervention in the market, rather than the market economy itself, was the driving factor behind the bust.

F.A. Hayek won the Nobel Prize for his work showing how the central bank’s intervention into the economy gives rise to the boom-bust cycle, making us feel prosperous until we suffer the inevitable crash. Most Americans know nothing about Hayek’s theory (known as the Austrian theory of the business cycle), and are therefore easy prey for the quacks who blame the market for problems caused by the manipulation of money and credit. The artificial booms the Fed provokes, wrote economist Henry Hazlitt decades ago, must end “in a crisis and a slump, and…worse than the slump itself may be the public delusion that the slump has been caused, not by the previous inflation, but by the inherent defects of ‘capitalism.’”

Although my recently released book, Meltdown explains the process in more detail, an abbreviated version of Austrian business cycle theory might run as follows:

Government-established central banks can artificially lower interest rates by increasing the supply of money (and thus the funds banks have available to lend) through the banking system. This is supposed to stimulate the economy. What it actually does is mislead investors into embarking on an investment boom that the artificially low rates seem to validate but that in fact cannot be sustained under existing economic conditions. Investments that would have correctly been assessed as unprofitable are falsely appraised as profitable, and over time the result is the squandering of countless resources in lines of investment that should never have been begun.

Source: “No, The Free Market Did Not CauseThe Financial Crisis”, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Continued Here.

May 8, 2009 Posted by | Bailout, Banks, Bernanke, Books, Credit, Currency, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, End the Fed, Federal Reserve, Finance, Fraud, Free Market, Government, Inflation, Investing, Investment, Loans/Mortgage, Market, Market Economy, Politics, Stocks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Will Senate Allow Banksters To Reap More Rewards?

The provision giving judges the power to reduce mortgage principals and interest rates for homeowners in bankruptcy may be stripped from H.R. 1106 by the Senate.  The provision, referred to as “cramdown”, would not give more taxpayer money to the banks.  Instead, the Banksters may be offered “incentive payments” for “voluntarily” lowering interest rates.

From OpenCongress.org:

So far, all the foreclosure prevention plans that rely on voluntary participation from the banks have failed. If cramdown is removed from the current bill, we will be left with another voluntary plan plus some cash bonuses for banks. Homeowners who owe much more than the current value of their house will still not be helped.

April 30, 2009 Posted by | Bailout, Banks, Credit, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, Fraud, Government, Inflation, Legislation, Loans/Mortgage, Politics, Scam, Tax, Taxation, Taxpayer | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

CFR Corporate Members Get Lion’s Share of Bailout Funds

Source: NewAmerican

Written by Thomas R. Eddlem
Monday, 23 March 2009 11:30

Newspapers are fixated upon $160 million in bonuses given to American International Group (AIG) executives. And it’s nice to know where the millions are going (note: the bonuses could have been cancelled had the federal government let the company go bankrupt, as officials should have). But where are the trillions in TARP, TALC and Federal Reserve Bank bailout funds going? The man in charge of administering the bailouts is Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who served as a staff member of the New York City-based Council on Foreign Relations before being hired in 2003 to head the New York City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed). As the vice chairman of the Fed’s Open Market Committee, Geithner is probably a poor choice to get the nation out of it’s current economic mess. He served as Alan Greenspan’s number two man at the Fed, so Geithner is as responsible as anyone for facilitating the severity of the real estate and financial bubble and its subsequent collapse. After all, the Fed was the driving force behind the asset bubble, inflating the bubble larger and larger through artificially low interest rates and an inflationary easy-money policy.

Under Geithner and his predecessor (former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry “Hank” Paulson), the majority of bailout funds have been awarded to high-level donors to Geithner’s former employer: the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Thomas Eddlem raises very important questions at the end of his article … see the entire article here.  A great many of the People know the business relationship of the people involved and yet… there is nothing done.  The People screamed loud and clear for a “No” vote on the bailouts and yet… the bailouts were passed.  Maybe it’s time The People looked for new representation from a different political party?? How about a party that stands on the principles found in the founding documents of this country?

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Bailout, Banks, Bernanke, CFR, Council on Foreign Relations, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, Elections, End of America, Federal Reserve, Finance, Fraud, Government, Inflation, New World Order, Political Partys, Politics, Taxpayer | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments