You’re Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming

image edited by Fernando Kaskais Not even close by Chris Martenson December 1, 2017 I hate to break it to you, but chances are you’re just not prepared for what’s coming. Not even close. Don’t take it personally. I’m simply playing the odds. After spending more than a decade warning people all over the world about the futility of pursuing infinite exponential economic growth on a finite planet, I can tell you this: very few are even aware of the nature of our predicament. An even smaller subset is either physically or financially ready for the sort of future barreling … Continue reading You’re Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming

FINANCIAL TYRANNY: ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ ARE THE NEW PERMANENT UNDERCLASS IN AMERICA

by John W. Whitehead, Guest Waking Times “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” ― Frédéric Bastiat, French economist Americans can no longer afford to get sick and there’s a reason why. That’s because a growing number of Americans are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their bills, get out of debt and ensure that if and when an illness arises, it doesn’t bankrupt them. This is a reality that … Continue reading FINANCIAL TYRANNY: ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ ARE THE NEW PERMANENT UNDERCLASS IN AMERICA

AMERICA BREAKS DOWN: THE ANATOMY OF A NATIONAL NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

by John W. Whitehead, Guest Waking Times “This country has been having a nationwide nervous breakdown since 9/11. A nation of people suddenly broke, the market economy goes to shit, and they’re threatened on every side by an unknown, sinister enemy. But I don’t think fear is a very effective way of dealing with things—of responding to reality. Fear is just another word for ignorance.”—Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist Another shooting, another day in America. Or so it seems. With alarming regularity, the nation is being subjected to a spate of violence that terrorizes the public, destabilizes the country’s fragile ecosystem, and gives … Continue reading AMERICA BREAKS DOWN: THE ANATOMY OF A NATIONAL NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Child Poverty in America Is Indefensible

By Prof. Alon Ben-Meir The Trump administration’s proposals on the annual budget, the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and restructuring of the tax system all point to a sad and even tragic conclusion. The poor will be poorer, dilapidated towns will continue to crumble, and crime will rise; but worst of all, our underprivileged children will be weaker, suffering from a lack of medical care and malnutrition with little or no prospect for better and brighter tomorrows. The state of poverty in the United States, particularly among children, is abhorrent and scandalous, putting America, the richest … Continue reading Child Poverty in America Is Indefensible

HOW BILLIONAIRES BECOME BILLIONAIRES

Posted  by Soren Dreier Author: James Petras America has the greatest inequalities, highest mortality rate, most regressive taxes, and largest public subsidies for bankers and billionaires of any developed capitalist country. In this essay we will discuss the socio-economic roots of inequalities and the relation between the concentration of wealth and the downward mobility of the working and salaried classes. How the Billionaires become Billionaires One of the most likely sources of billionaire wealth is through tax evasion in all of its guises and forms. Contrary to the propaganda pushed by the business press, between 67% and 72% percent of corporations had … Continue reading HOW BILLIONAIRES BECOME BILLIONAIRES

SOCIAL ENGINEERING VIA MEDIA 101 – HOW TO NORMALIZE THE ABSURD

by Sigmund Fraud, Staff Writer Waking Times Ever pay attention to trends in the media? Some stories and narratives rise and fall in cycles, along with your awareness of them. It’s kind of like a shell game, where the street hustler directs your attention to one shell as a distraction while he shuffles aside the nut with the goods in it. A ‘now you see it, now you don’t,’ kind of thing. When you see the same story arise frequently in the mainstream media, you can bet that it’s something you’re supposed to be looking at. You see, the major corporate media operates … Continue reading SOCIAL ENGINEERING VIA MEDIA 101 – HOW TO NORMALIZE THE ABSURD

Inside one of America’s most feared street gangs: Guns, drugs and violence are part of everyday life for the Bloodline gangsters

Picture series details life inside the notorious Bloodline gang, which is part of the Latin Kings organisations Members are seen brandishing drugs and guns in the chilling photos The group was founded in the 1950s and evolved into a huge criminal enterprise The series also reveals the unity and respect that members show each other  By Dave Burke For Mailonline A photographer has documented the lives of one of the biggest and most feared gangs in the US, giving chilling insight into their violent world. The images show gang members holding guns and drugs, as well as mourning friends killed in … Continue reading Inside one of America’s most feared street gangs: Guns, drugs and violence are part of everyday life for the Bloodline gangsters