Why Do They Hate Us? It’s a Pretty Long List… : “With the turmoil in the Middle East reaching a fever pitch, everyday people in the U.S. have, at one point or another, likely found themselves wondering: “Why? What do Muslims abroad really have against us? Why do they hate us?” Thanks to Kim for the link.
13 States Now Considering Gold and Silver as Money : “States considering legislation to make gold bullion and silver bullion legal tender are Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, New Hampshire, Georgia, Washington, Minnesota, Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina and Virginia.” Thanks to JP in MT for the link.
Will Obama Keep Power ‘by Any Means Necessary : “If Obama thinks he’s losing, will he allow safe and fair elections on November 6? And if he does lose, will he peacefully turn over power to Mitt Romney on January 20, 2013? Or will he cling to power “by any means necessary,” as a highly placed insider alleges?” Thanks to Tom B for the link.
21 Facts That Show America’s Infrastructure Needs Major Help : “You can tell a lot about a nation by the condition of the infrastructure. So what does our infrastructure say about us? It says that we are in a very advanced state of decay. At this point, much of America is being held together with spit, duct tape and prayers. Our roads are crumbling and thousands of our bridges look like they could collapse at any moment. Our power grid is ancient and over a trillion gallons of untreated sewage is leaking from our aging sewer systems each year. Our airports and our seaports are clogged with far more traffic than they were ever designed to carry. Approximately a third of all of the dam failures that have taken place in the United States since 1874 have happened during the past decade. Our national parks and recreation areas have been terribly neglected and our railroads are a bad joke.”
Study points to health problems with genetically modified foods : “Rats fed corn engineered to resist spraying with an herbicide developed tumors and other health problems, a study finds. But geneticists criticize the research as seriously flawed.”
Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outside : “Allowing your kids to play on scooters outside the house on a quiet street seems innocent–and common–enough. But a Texas mom was arrested and spent the night in jail after a neighbor complained that the children were unsupervised.” Thanks to Arthur C for the link.
Why America Is The Most Materialistic Society In The World : “When it comes to materialism, has any nation ever surpassed what we are seeing in the United States right now? We define our lives by how much stuff we have, to a large degree our personal and business relationships are defined by how much money we make, and even most of the important dates on our calendar are all about materialism.”
Is The Fed Systematically Destroying Social Security and Retirement Plans? : “The mainstream media hailed QE3 as the “quick fix” that the U.S. economy desperately needs, but the truth is that the policies that the Federal Reserve is pursuing are going to be absolutely devastating for our senior citizens.”
Where Does Money Come From? The Giant Federal Reserve Scam That Most Americans Do Not Understand : “If the federal government could just print and spend more money whenever it wanted to, our national debt would be zero. But instead, our national debt is now nearly 16 trillion dollars. So where does money come from? In the United States, it comes from the Federal Reserve.”
Arsenic in Rice: New Report Finds ‘Worrisome Levels : “A major consumer magazine is warning Americans to limit how much rice they eat because of concerns over arsenic and the FDA is investigating the matter.” Thanks to mtwoman for the link.
In the gun control debate, the words we use matter (a lot) : “In this debate, words matter! Those supporting gun ownership and personal self-defense must be willing to repeatedly correct even the most popular misconceptions about firearms, including the way firearms are characterized, if they want to maintain our constitutional right to bear arms.” Thanks to Scott G for the link.
Walter Samasko Jr., Nevada Recluse, Found Dead With $7 Million In Gold Bars, Coins In Garage : “According to the Associated Press, Samasko, 69, died of heart problems, leaving no will. The businessman, who died with $200 dollars in his bank account, but millions in the garage, hadn’t worked in more than 40 years.” Thanks mtwoman for the link.
Spend, Consumer, Spend: Why the Government Doesn’t Want You to Have Cash : “Consumer spending makes up roughly 70% of the economy, so despite both parties repeating pabulum about engaging in fiscal responsibility, the government always wants you to spend, spend, spend.”