07.30.14- Seizing Control of Our Destinies
Julian Rose

In 1381, at a time of great repression for the British agricultural work force, an extraordinary people's revolutionarynamed Wat Tyler sprang to his feet and announced "England should be a nation of self governing communities" to which he added " No lord shall exercise lordship over the people, and, as we are oppressed by so vast a horde of bishops and clerks, the property of the holy church should be taken and divided."

His colleague, the priest John Ball, spoke out with equal fervour "The lords' claims to be more lords than we are rests solely on their power to force us to labour that they may spend." Read More

07.29.14- War Is Coming
Paul Craig Roberts

The extraordinary propaganda being conducted against Russia by the US and UK governments and Ministries of Propaganda, a.k.a., the "Western media," have the purpose of driving the world to war that no one can win. European governments need to rouse themselves from insouciance, because Europe will be the first to be vaporized due to the US missile bases that Europe hosts to guarantee its "security." Read More

07.28.14- The Relationship Between Body pH and Disease (and other facts you're not supposed to know)
Sarah C. Corriher

Prelude: The Unholy Business of Health Care

Could it be that the most respected of industries is actually the most corrupt of all? Decades ago, the medical establishment went to war to silence a purported quackery of holistic medicine and chiropractors. The purported perversion of medicine which the establishment fought so viciously to quell was the contention that vitamin C is beneficial. It has become a conveniently forgotten history, but more importantly, a rewritten history. The new history is that the allopathic establishment discovered the benefits of vitamin C, and it totally never tried to destroy alternative researchers who were reporting its benefits. It is still spoken of as little as possible. Read More

07.26.14- Weekend Rant:
Default of a different kind

Ol' Remus

It's said the human intellect is the highest achievement of evolution, but as George Carlin said: look what's telling us that. Mankind supposedly triumphed because of his toolmaking genius and organizational skills and language and ability to plan and provide for the future. None of these are the real reason. Man prevails because he has a hole card: he's the most creatively violent species the planet has ever produced. Deny it and you deny your own true self. If you've ever weeded a garden you have an understanding of the principle. Read More

07.25.14- What If Democracy Is a Fraud?
Andrew P. Napolitano

What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn't make a difference? What if no matter how you voted the elites always got their way? What if the concept of one person/one vote was just a fiction created by the government to induce your compliance?

What if democracy as it has come to exist in America today is dangerous to personal freedom? What if our so-called democracy erodes the people's understanding of natural rights and the reasons for government and instead turns political campaigns into beauty contests? Read More

07.24.14- What Putin Knows
Mike Whitney

”We have repeatedly called on all parties to immediately stop the bloodshed and sit down at the negotiating table. We strongly believe that if military action in the East of Ukraine had not been renewed on the 28th of June, this tragedy wouldn't have happened. However, no one has the right to use this tragedy to pursue their own political aims. Such events should unite and not divide people.”

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07.23.14- The Third World War
Tom Chatham

Many people feel WWIII is looming closer. For those in North America the next world war is well under way but it will not be exactly what they had planned on. The mass of humanity crossing the southern U.S. border is nothing less than a Third World war being waged on the first world countries of America and Canada.

This is all part of the planned North American Union that will be forced on the citizens of those countries. Prosperous citizens have the means to protect their rights but impoverished citizens can only beg for government assistance or flee to some other place. Read More

07.22.14- The US Department of
Love, Peace, and Lollipops

Jon Rappoport

At the 4th Plenary Meeting of the One Size Fits All Global Planning and Distribution of Goods and Services Commission, it was pointed out by a member that one size does not fit all.

This member was later rebuked in private by David Rockefeller IX, who said, "We tell people they're all equal, and meanwhile, we decide who eats and who doesn't, who has water and who doesn't, who works and who doesn't, who can travel and who can't, who lives and who dies. Don't you see, you ninny? One size fits all is a cover story." Read More

07.21.14- MH17 and MH370: What are the Odds? And What's the Fallout?
Stephanie

How often, in the past 40 or 50 years, have we heard about a Malaysian airplane going down? And now, we've had two in the past six months. What are the odds?

I'm not the only one who immediately entertained the thought that MH17 and MH370 are, in fact, the same airplane. One goes missing - it is still not found - and then a mere months later, another Malaysian plane mysteriously flies over military airspace in one of the most contentious hotspots in the world and gets shot down. Read More

07.19.14- Government attempts to regulate Bitcoin. Government will fail.
NotQuant

The news that New York State’s top financial regulator has announced the first-ever set of regulations for firms doing business in the BitCoin space shows just how deep the government misunderstanding of BitCoin goes.

On Thursday, Benjamin M. Lawsky, the superintendent of financial services, announced proposed regulations for virtual currency companies operating in New York. The "BitLicense" plan, which includes rules on consumer protection, the prevention of money laundering and cybersecurity, is the first proposal by a state to create guidelines specifically for virtual currency. Read More

07.18.14- They're Lying To Us, Part 4: Fake Pensions
John Rubino

Most people learn by the age of 10 or so that making promises is easier than keeping them. That’s why really big promises like corporate pensions and national retirement/health care programs are so easy to screw up. Offering someone a cushy retirement or a lifetime of healthcare feels great and generates massive goodwill from the recipient. So elected officials and corporate executives tend to over-promise in the moment and leave the hard part - actually making good on those promises - for their successors. Read More

 

07.17.14- Are we there yet?
Ol' Remus

Imagine everything familiar collapsing like an accordion in the time between your morning coffee and your first midday yawn. It may happen just that way. In fact, it's difficult to see how it can happen any other way.

Back in 2001, the Argentine economy all but collapsed. In a matter of days, the country went from mild recession to full-blown economic crisis. The currency went into freefall. Police were out in the streets shooting protestors. Unemployment and crime rates soared overnight. And the nation defaulted on its debt. - Simon Black at sovereignman.com, July 10, 2014 Read More

07.16.14- Hippies
Johnny Silver Bear

Talking 'bout my g-g-g-generation...

Today is Saturday, October 22th, 2011. We are quickly approaching the tenth anniversary of the Silver Bear Cafe which will come in January, 2012. Over the last ten years your editor has scoured, sourced, verified, formatted, re-formatted, adorned, posted and archived over twenty thousand essays and articles from the minds of gracious free thinking pundits around the globe. Most of these patriots are ignored by the mainstream media (an industry that, coincidentally, happens to be owned by the "Darkside"). Read More

07.15.14- 9/11 Rogue Agenda-A Video Odyssey
Charles Ewing Smith

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07.14.14- And Now, Something Entirely Different - Ukulele weeps
Jake Shimabukuro

(Editor's Note: In our "doom & gloom" world, one must really search for uplifting moments. For all you do, this one's for you. - JSB)

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07.12.14- Weekend Rant: Washington's Arrogance Will Destroy Its Empire
Paul Craig Roberts

Alone among the governments in the world, Washington requires sovereign governments to follow Washington's laws even when Washington's laws contradict the laws of sovereign countries.

The examples are endless. For example, Washington forced Switzerland to violate and to repeal Switzerland's historic bank secrecy laws. Washington executes citizens of other countries, as well as its own citizens, without due process of law. Read More

07.11.14- They're Lying to Us, Part 3: The Fake Stock Market
John Rubino

For the average person trying to decide how to feel about the economy, the single biggest data point is the stock market. When share prices are rising, the implicit message is that finance professionals — who, after all, dedicate their lives to understanding such things and should therefore know what’s happening — have decided that life is good and getting better.

So the rest of us relax and go shopping. Known as the “wealth effect,” this tendency of asset prices to affect consumer behavior is now a key policy goal of the US and pretty much every other major government. Read More

07.10.14- The Deteriorating Economic Outlook
Paul Craig Roberts, Dave Kranzler, and John Williams

The third and final estimate (until the annual GDP revisions) of first quarter 2014 real GDP growth released June 25 by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis was a 2.9% contraction in GDP growth, a 5.5 percentage point difference from the January forecast of 2.6% growth. Apparently, the first quarter contraction was dismissed by those speculating in equities as weather related, as stock averages rose with the bad news.

Stock market participants might be in for a second quarter surprise. The result of many years of changes made to the official inflation measures is a substantially understated inflation rate. Read More

07.09.14- Playing Russian Roulette With Open Borders
Tom Chatham

Much is now being made of the recent immigrant influx that carries many different problems. It will put even more pressure on the social net that many now depend on due to a declining economy. The addition of tens of thousands of new people that need government services will no doubt cause a decrease in services to those already getting it.

About 48 million Americans now need food stamps just to have enough to eat. Additional mouths to feed will no doubt put more strain on the food supply that is now rising in price due to money printing, drought, crop failures and livestock diseases that have decimated herds and led to multi-decade lows in supply. Read More

07.08.14- Declaration of Independence In the 21st Century
Nomi Prins

While much of America marks July 4th with fireworks, barbeques and family gatherings, people should also take a moment to pause and consider the state of the very freedoms, liberties and rights that the Declaration of Independence was produced to acquire for the population.

At a mere 1302 words subject to editorially consent by its creators, the Declaration of Independence from British monarchical rule listed clear intentions of the-then 13 colonies that wanted to become the United States of America. Read More

 

07.07.14- The Truth Versus Washington DC's Propaganda Machines
Bill Moyers

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07.05.14- Freedom: Summed Up In One Image
Barry Ritholtz

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07.04.14- The Death Of The Rust Belt
Michael Snyder

I Their names are familiar to all of us: Cleveland, Flint, Youngstown, Saginaw, Gary, Toledo, Reading, Akron, Flint and Buffalo were all once booming manufacturing cities that were absolutely packed with thriving middle class families. But now most of the manufacturing jobs are gone and all of those cities are just shadows of their former selves. When you drive through many of these communities, you will notice that a lot of people have a really hollow look in their eyes.

Decades of slow, steady economic decline have really taken a toll, and even the architecture in these cities looks depressed. But despite all of the decay, there is still evidence that there was once something truly great about these communities. Will we be able to recapture that greatness before it is too late? Read More

07.03.14- Similarities Between 1914 And 2014
Claudio Grass

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the (non-mainstream) media is starting to talk about the parallels between then and now. Could it be true that there are similarities? In this article, I would like to discuss some of the intriguing, and frankly disturbing, parallels I see between the period just prior to WWI and today. I think that understanding these parallels is of utmost importance, not only because the events leading up to WWI are, in my view, also the indirect cause of the Second World War, but they are important to understand the similar problems we could be facing today. Read More

07.02.14- Meltdown America
Casey Research

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07.01.14- Oil, Money, & War
James J. Puplava

In this timeless and re-released article Jim outlines three major powershifts of the 21st century stemming from the ongoing struggle of resource scarcity. Both historical and forward looking, "Oil, Money, and War" analyzes the dynamic relationship between these three forces and their ongoing role in reshaping our modern world.

Introduction

The next war has just begun. The era of peace and stability that we have come to know is over. We are entering an era in history, not of peaceful economic competition between nations, but a time of warfare between tribes, ethnic groups, religions, and economic systems. This war will be unlike other wars. Read More

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