A satirical short film taking a look at the national debt and how it applies to just one family. Starring Brian Stepanek & Eddie Jemison, Produced by Seth William Meier, DP/Edited by Craig Evans, 1st AC Brian Andrews, Sound Mixer Gus Salazar, Written and Directed by Brian Stepanek....
In a little under three minutes, Ron Paul explains to a somewhat nonplussed CNBC anchor just how ridiculous the charade that is occurring in D.C. actually is.
This succinct, spin-free clip should be required viewing for each and every asset-manager, talking-head, propagandist, and mom-and-pop who are viewing the last-minute idiocy of the ‘fiscal cliff’ debacle with some hope that things will be different this time.
“We have passed the point of no return where we can actually get our house back in order,” Paul begins, adding that “they pretend they are fighting up there, but they really aren’t. They are arguing over power, spin, who looks good, who looks bad; all trying to preserve the system where they can spend what they want, take care of their friends and print money when they need it.” With social safety nets available to rich and poor, there is no impetus for change and “the country loses,” but Paul concludes, the markets are starting to say “there is a limit to this.”
Forward to 5:45 for the Ron Paul interview (ignore everything else)
Andrew Morrison, of StrawBale.com, is interviewed on living small, the role of straw bale construction as a solution for housing, and his experience of living in a pop-up tent trailer in Baja for several months after selling more than half of his belongings.
While I looove alternative architecture and tiny homes, it is not for some “save the planet” motive. My obsession with tiny homes is rooted in the evolving shift in perception and understanding that we need to get back to basics, natural settings, and efficiency, coupled with the ability to create Tiny Towns, build small communities, and become radically self-reliant; throwing off the shackles of not only an out of control government, but being truly self sufficient in as many areas as possible.
With the Congressional Budget Office reporting that the United States will soon fall off the fiscal cliff unless the government takes immediate action, the Federal Reserve weighing another round of heavy-hitting monetary expansion, and the Republican Party now apparently jumping on board the gold standard train, the stars for precious metals seem to be in alignment. So says Peter Schiff, CEO of Europacific Precious Metals.
Having been ahead of gold’s massive upward move years before the bursting of the real estate bubble and crash of 2008, Schiff says there has been a “major development in precious metals,” and if you don’t have any gold or silver yet, this may be your last chance before they head to new record highs.
All summer long I have been forecasting that the prices of both gold and silver would break out. I have been urging clients not to wait until the breakout occurred, but to buy in anticipation of that breakout while prices were lower.
I think that opportunity has now passed. But we still have an opportunity to buy now, while the breakout is still early in its process.
Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent ac-tion, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.
Filmmaker Kristin Canty’s quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities.
Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems — most often the industrial food chain — policymakers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive out of business small farms that have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.
Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasona-bly burdensome regulations....
Thousands of protesters have flooded Chicago ahead of a NATO summit on Sunday. A huge showdown is expected later, with police already on high alert. Around a dozen activists were arrested on the eve of the gathering – three were charged with conspiracy to cause terror....
John Williams of Shadow Stats says, “This is end of the world type stuff.” He recommends stocking up on barter items and getting out of the US dollar. I’ve been saying this same thing for two and a half years. Read some of my other articles regarding investing in tangibles!
This is a part of a speech made by Peter Schiff, entitled “Why the Meltdown Should Have Surprised No One” at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in 2009.
Peter Schiff is widely credited for having predicted the housing collapse and economic downturn in advance. He is an investment broker, author and financial commentator. Schiff is CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. and CEO of Euro Pacific Precious Metals, LLC, a gold and silver dealer based in New York City.
I highly recommend this insightful, easy-to-understand, and at times, humorous animation. Created by DSBac.
The Arab Spring uprisings were arguably the most significant events of the last 12 months. Protests are still raging across the region, even after regimes were toppled. Journalist and author F. William Engdahl gives his view on the Arab world in 2012. – RT
I’ve been writing about this since it started, and stated then, as I do now, that these “uprisings” are merely Western-sponsored intervention, riding on the coat tails of real grievances. It is a global de-stabilization operation. Egypt is a prime example – the protests have started again once the people realized they had been fleeced.
“Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke, living in the Alaska wilderness in 1968. He filmed his adventures and day-to-day life using an 8mm camera and tripod. The footage, along with the contents of his journals, were put together in a fascinating documentary.
I watched the entire thing and I couldn’t help but think, “This guy has the solution.” Although it is nearly impossible for most of us to replicate what he did, his lifestyle is certainly an ideal we should all tend to. Free from the bonds of materialism, debts, and mass media indoctrination, watching this tough old man appreciating nature and just doing what he has to do to stay alive is a vivid reminder that all of the rest is just a mere illusion.
It is with this spirit that I am building the Elysian Fields Project!
After experiencing the societal collapse during and after Hurricane Katrina, I have a distinct fondness and appreciation for living life as it was intended, and to a degree, simply surviving. ...
Lulu is a single mom who had gone back to school and didn’t have the time nor interest in working full-time just to pay the rent. So when she had to move out of her more conventional home, she decided to move herself and her daughter into a shipping container!
With little building experience, Lulu spent just one month cutting windows and a doorway into the container, along with installing foam board insulation and a basic kitchen (complete with propane-powered campstove and an on-demand water heater).
After she and her daughter moved into the cozy 8′ by 20′ foot home, she fitted it with a bed, couch, bookshelf, and even managed to get some kitchen cabinets into the 160 square foot box.
When Lulu decided they needed a bit more space, she went from shipping containers to trucking trailers and began to build their new bedroom addition on a used flatbed trailer. ...
Televised congressional hearings often serve as a platform for members of Congress to berate, bloviate and showboat for the cameras, but at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing Tuesday, historian Douglas Brinkley wouldn’t stand for it.
“You just be quiet,” Alaskan Representative Young demanded.
“You don’t own me,” Brinkley shot back. “I pay your salary!”
Washington Republican Rep. Doc Hastings, the chairman of the committee, tried to break it up, but then Brinkley interrupted him.
“I work for the private sector,” Brinkley said.
When the chairman returned the floor to Young, the rumble began anew.
“We’re the ones who ask the questions, and you’re the one who answers the questions,” Young said. “Boy I’m really pissed right now.”