Occasionally, the truth comes out of Washington for all to see. But even when it does, many people still miss it. It did with the announcement that there are discussions about having the U.S. Treasury mint a $1 trillion platinum coin to deposit at the Federal Reserve to get around the national debt ceiling.
All around, it seems there is an awakening, particularly among those of the masses who call themselves “Republicans.” The fiscal cliff deal may prove to be the first true wake-up call for the masses.
The investigation into the events leading up to and during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has been pushed off the front pages of the American consciousness by a series of unfortunate events. But Benghazi needs to stay front and center.
Big Pharma is killing everything from babies to adults by the thousands, but no one seems interested in banning deadly drugs or holding Big Pharma and prescribing physicians accountable. The Food and Drug Administration, which approves these drugs, recognizes that more 100,000 adverse drug reaction (ADR) deaths occur each year.
Manners, common decency and respect for others are lost American traits. Interactions turn nasty at the drop of a hat. Name-calling and the violence now pass for discussion. Young children are resorting to theft.
If you’re reading this, I guess the Mayans were wrong. Or maybe they were right and we’re still on the verge of the apocalypse. After all, it’s still early Dec. 21 in some places, and the “Long Count” Mayan calendar wasn’t a clock.
“It’s for the children.” That, in essence, is the crux of the new impetus to institute stricter gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last week. In truth, politicians are playing on emotions — the emotions of a grieving populace — to advance their agenda.
Societal collapse manifests itself in many ways. The clues are there for the discerning to see. Some signs make news headlines, though in a way that plays down their significance. Other signs aren’t discussed in the media.
Google, Inc. wants to keep the money it earns. In 2011, the company shifted about $9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company in order to avoid about $2 billion in worldwide taxes.
Redistributionists on both sides of the aisle are proposing increased spending and higher taxes as a “solution” to the fiscal cliff. Neither side is talking of cutting spending in any meaningful way.