2015: 25 Signs That The Global Elite’s Ship is About to Sink

Make no mistake about it. The tide has turned on the global elite and there will be no going back. A new day is rising for humanity as those who have planned for complete control are now being exposed, cornered and investigated from many different angles. There is no need to buy into the fear-based propaganda the major media and even several alternative media outlets dispense. Very good things are happening and even better things are coming. Let’s take a look at some of the major stories that have occurred in the last 8 weeks alone. Piecing the puzzle together, we see that the jig is up and the events surrounding it are growing in size and speed. 1. 57 Nations approved as founding members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Notable countries who signed on June 29th, 2015 include Russia, India, Iran, Switzerland, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, […] Read More

2015: 4 Ways the One Percent Is Trying to Buy Their Immortality

Tech oligarchs are deathly serious about buying off the grim reaper. Humankind has long dreamed of immortality. Surely, somewhere, Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth awaits, allowing us to escape our inevitable fate of non-existence. Not surprisingly, some very wealthy tech executives are determined to buy their way out of that inevitability. These guys are living the high life and they don’t want it to stop. Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal, is worth somewhere north of $2 billion, and a member in good standing of the one-percent club that is projected to control half the planet’s wealth by next year. While economic inequality does not appear to weigh on him, other forms do. “Probably the most extreme form of inequality is between people who are alive and people who are dead,” he told the New Yorker recently. His thoughts on death? “Basically, I’m against it,” he told the Telegraph […] Read More

2015: 5 Studies That Show How Wealth Warps Your Soul

Inequality ‘triggers a chemical reaction in the privileged few. It tilts their brain.’ “Money can’t buy happiness,” the old adage warns, although poverty is hardly a day at the beach. But according to several recent studies, excessive wealth not only fails to bring contentment, but it also warps your soul. (Or brain, for the skeptics among you.) That’s the thesis of a Michael Lewis essay on how being rich can make you both more “selfish and dishonest.” Opening with an instructive lesson drawn from youthful days at a summer tennis camp, Lewis cites a broad array of studies showing the deleterious impact of excess wealth. But he does not think the problem is inborn, or that genetically nasty people are more apt to make big bucks. No, he writes: “The problem is caused by the inequality itself: It triggers a chemical reaction in the privileged few. It tilts their […] Read More

2015: Cops Respond to Wrong House, Kill Service Dog Who Worked With Children With Down Syndrome

By Cassandra Fairbanks San Diego, CA– Ian Anderson, of San Diego, is heartbroken after his 6-year-old service dog, Burberry, was shot and killed by a police officer outside his home in Pacific Beach on Sunday morning. The beautiful and beloved Pitbull began barking around 5:30 am when the police incorrectly arrived at Anderson’s home for “what appeared to be” a domestic disturbance.  The police had reportedly went to the wrong address. “For six years Ian Anderson raised his beloved dog, it took just one second for a police man’s bullet to kill him,” NBC reporter Omari Fleming lamented. The police had knocked on Anderson’s door and when Burberry ran outside, the dog stopped barking as one officer reached down and pet him, Anderson says. Unfortunately, the other officer on the scene had an extreme reaction to the beautiful grey dog who reportedly worked with children with down syndrome, and began […] Read More

2015: Monied Interests Run America

Powerful Wall Street headquartered monied interests run America – in league with corrupt federal, state and local officials, waging financial war for profit. Reckless Fed-led central bank policy bears full responsibility for today’s market turbulence. Ordinary people are hurt most – fleeced of income, savings, benefits and futures. Most youths in America today haven’t the same opportunities as inner city kids like this writer growing up. When good public schools prepared students for college. When it was affordable. When many public colleges and universities were tuition-free. When student debt entrapment didn’t exist. When America was the world’s leading industrial economy. When full-time high-pay/good benefits jobs were plentiful. When each generation was financially better off than earlier ones. When wages kept up with inflation. When America’s middle class thrived. When corporations and high-income earners paid their fair share in taxes. Before class war pitted private wealth against popular interests more […] Read More

2015: Super Bowl for the Rich: Upper-Class 91, Middle-Class 9

Making money is all a game to the super-rich. Just 10% of Americans own 91 percent of the nation’s stocks and mutual funds, according to economist Edward Wolff (Table 7). Most of the remainder is held by a “middle class” that is steadily losing ground. The bottom 60% is almost entirely shut out (Table 2). Stock owners, some of whom made billions of dollars last year, can defer their income taxes indefinitely, pay a reduced capital gains tax when they decide to cash in, or pass on the capital gainstax-free to their heirs. Making money is all a game to the super-rich — redistribution toward the top, trickle-down delusions, tax avoidance, and even, for some of them, dabbling in criminal activities. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) once said, “It’s really American to avoid paying taxes, legally…It’s a game we play…I see nothing wrong with playing the game because we set it up to be a game.” Here’s part of […] Read More

2015: “The International Buyer Has Been Absent” Unsold Hamptons’ Mansions Pile-Up As Bubble Bursts

Just a few months ago, Hamptons 2nd home-hunting was an elitist’s dream. Home sales were surging (highest since 2007’s peak) even as home prices soared (in the face of bad weather and economic angst). But that has all changed. As Bloomberg reports, sales of luxury homes in the are have tumbled 16% YoY in Q3, prices have plunged 18% YoY, and inventories are surging (up 34%). The reason is simple, as one realtor notes, “the international buyer has been absent.” Mid-Summer, The Wall Street Journal could not be more excited about the bubble in Hamptons’ homes…  As the peak spring season for home sales begins, the market across the region is showing considerable strength, especially in the Hamptons, with its deep pool of affluent summer-home buyers. Despite frequent winter storms that snowed in many Hamptons properties on the eastern end of Long Island, the number of sales from January […] Read More

2015: The Most Obnoxious Things Rich People Have Done Recently

Millionaires and billionaires have resumed their ostentatious and tin-eared ways. After the dust cleared from the economic implosion of 2007-2008, being rich became briefly unpopular. Investment firm CEOs, Wall Street bankers and craven house flippers had crashed the economy, and as details of their Gatsby-esqe lifestyle surfaced—Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld, for instance, took a helicopter to work before his century-old firm collapsed—their conspicuous consumption turned insult to injury. That didn’t last long. Bank and corporate profits rebounded quickly, and with all but one banker getting off the legal hook, hardly anybody suffered any consequences for ruining the economy. Sure enough, millionaires and billionaires resumed their profligate, ostentatious and tin-eared ways, but whereas before the bubble burst these were badges of a surging economy, now they came off as self-parody. From arguing for a $2 wage to buying $150 million sculptures, here are the worst of the rich from […] Read More

2015: The Psychopathy of Greed

Zen Gardner, Guest I always find it interesting that people blame corporate greed for our overall condition. Sure it’s a major factor at one level, but it’s just an obvious outcropping of something much, much deeper. Sadly not that many are willing to go there. That the entire world system is built on a capitalist system in one form or another is mind-boggling. Defying our innate conscious awareness to the contrary, the signal has been given and repeatedly endorsed as well as crassly promoted that we need to gain off of each other, in each and every transaction, every exchange, in a no holds barred, dog eat dog environment. One looks at the marketing world and you get the picture. And the supposed “fittest” comes out on top. This is how and why the populace acquiesces to domination by the few. “They’re just good at what they do. They’re […] Read More