The Great Recession Blog

Europeans must have been delighted to discover that one thing is working as well as it has since the start of the Great Recession. Behemoth banks that are failing are still able to pay their Christmas bonuses to their top executives and give nice dividends to their shareholders thanks to Super Mario Draghi.

Keeping up the tradition of central bankers looking out for other bankers, Mario Draghi, chief of the European Central Bank “agreed to lower the minimum capital requirements for Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, ‘giving the lender more leeway to structure bonus payments and dividends.’” (Zero Hedge).   Continue reading “Euronomics Decomposing, Raise a Glass of Cheer!”

ABC News

A manhunt is underway for an armed and dangerous suspect who fatally shot a Pennsylvania state trooper Friday night while investigating a domestic-related incident, police said.

Pennsylvania State Police wrote on its Facebook page, “PSP regrets to announce that Trooper Landon Weaver was tragically shot and killed while investigating a domestic-related incident at a home on Bakers Hollow Road in Juniata Township, Huntingdon County around 6:30 p.m. on December 30th.”   Continue reading “Manhunt Underway For Armed and Dangerous Suspect After PA State Trooper Fatally Shot”

Superstation 95

It appears the U.S. has been set-up by our own government to be attacked.  All 10 U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers are “in-port” for the next week!  NO CARRIER is operating anywhere in the world! We’re sitting ducks.

For the next week, not only will there be no U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in the Middle East, but there will be no American aircraft carriers deployed at sea anywhere else in the world, despite a host of worldwide threats facing the United States.   Continue reading “Obama Setting-Us-Up for Attack Upon U.S.A. – ALL AIRCRAFT CARRIERS NOW IN PORT – NONE AT SEA, ANYWHERE”

The San Diego Union-Tribune – by David Hernandez

A man accused of gouging out another man’s eye and biting off a bit of his nose during a fight in East Village was arrested Thursday night, San Diego police said.

The scuffle began when the assailant rammed a shopping cart into the victim, who was walking west on Market Street near Park Boulevard about 8:30 p.m., police said. The two men started yelling at each other.   Continue reading “Man’s eye gouged out, nose bitten during East Village fight”

Free Thought Project – by Claire Bernish

Mangling facts for the benefit of U.S. government’s anti-Russia, anti-Trump propaganda campaign, yet again corporate media published an article — which subsequently went viral — claiming that, in an interview, Julian Assange ‘praised’ Donald Trump but ‘blasted’ Hillary Clinton because, essentially, he’s working for The Russians.

It simply isn’t true.   Continue reading “Corporate Media Admits to Publishing Viral Fake News After Independent Media Busted Them”

Free Thought Project – by Jack Burns

Thanks in part to public exposure brought about by alternative media sites such as The Free Thought Project and others, Joseph Schwab of Fairfield, CA, will not face felony driving under the influence (DUI) charges for operating his vehicle while under the effects of caffeine. Yes. That’s right. Caffeine.

However, police note that they are still charging him with reckless driving.   Continue reading “Amid Massive Backlash, DA Drops DUI Charges Against Man Who Tested Positive for Caffeine”

Free Thought Project – by John Vibes

Cannelton, IN – Volunteer Fire Chief Christopher Herzog was recently arrested for attempting to prevent a police officer from making a fire worse. However, the police version of the story makes it sound like Herzog was some crazed assailant attacking heroes. Now, the firefighter is facing a felony.

When kindergartners are taught to “stop drop and roll,” they are also taught that fire feeds on oxygen and that sometimes a suddenly opened door or window could cause a fire. Unfortunately, Cannelton police officer Ryen Foertsch did not get the memo.   Continue reading “Fire Chief Arrested For Preventing A Cop From Making A Fire Worse — House Burns as a Result”

Waking Times – by Alex Pietrowski

Our food supply is being compromised and bastardized by corporations who profit handsomely by feeding the American public ever-more processed, modified, and chemical-laden foods. As if this were some kind of revolving door conspiracy, when food makes us sick, we spend more money on healthcare, and a look at the most prescribed medications of 2016 make it clear there is a direct link between poor food and poor health in America.

The 2016 list of the 50 most prescribed medications in America, as reported by Lowest Med, includes among the top ten, nine medications used to address health problems that can be primarily associated with an unhealthy diet.   Continue reading “The Top 10 Prescribed Pharmaceuticals of 2016 Are a Sign That Food is Killing Us”

CBS News

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — In cities across the country, parking-style meters collect loose change from donors in an attempt to cut down on panhandling – a strategy critics argue is wrongheaded and in vain.

New Haven is among the latest to install the meters, which sit curbside and collect donations in the form of cash or credit cards for programs that benefit the homeless. The city has four brightly colored meters in areas where panhandling has been a problem and plans to install six more to support local, nonprofit organizations that help the homeless.  Continue reading “Spare a dime? Cities install meters to combat panhandling”

True Activist – by Brianna Acuesta

A 73-year-old veteran, Owen Reese Peterson, died after being treated at a veterans’ hospital in rural Oklahoma for several weeks. The Talihina Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed that Peterson had live maggots in his wounds prior to his death in October.

The director of the Department, Myles Deering, confirmed this but also stated that Peterson’s death was not related to the maggots and that he instead died of sepsis.   Continue reading “Veteran Dies With Maggots In Wounds, 4 VA Staff Members Resign Immediately Afterwards”

Yahoo News

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., thinks the Obama administration was justified in retaliating Thursday against Russia with sanctions for interfering with U.S. institutions. But he said it should’ve been done long ago.

Far from a full-throated endorsement of Obama’s actions, Ryan’s statement condemned the commander in chief for eight years of what he considers “ineffective foreign policy” that left the United States more vulnerable than it was when he took office in 2009. Nevertheless, Ryan agreed that Russia is a threat to global security.   Continue reading “Paul Ryan welcomes Obama’s ‘overdue’ Russia retaliation”

Anti-Media – by Carey Wedler

Los Angeles, CA — A Los Angeles city councilman provoked harsh criticism this week when he proposed a new city motion to ban single adults from parks and playgrounds.

As local outlet KTLA reports:

If you are in a playground without a child and you’re not a guardian, you’re not allowed there.”   Continue reading “Los Angeles Politician’s Proposal Would Punish Adults Who Don’t Have Kids”

Breitbart – by Warner Todd Huston

Barring any late additions to the list, the nation saw 135 police officers killed in the line of duty in 2016, a report notes.

The annual report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) finds that the loss reported for this year is ten percent higher than the 123 police fatalities for 2015. The 2016 toll is also the highest since the year 2011, when 177 police officers lost their lives.   Continue reading “135 Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty in 2016”

Fellowship of the Minds – by Eowyn

We are shocked by videos of Muslim refugees encamped on the streets of Paris, France, but we have the same thing in America — of homeless people.

Here’s a shocking video showing homeless make-shift tents and their belongings stretching a mile in the heart of Orange County, between Disneyland and Angel Stadium, Anaheim.    Continue reading “Shocking video of homeless in Orange County, CA”