Max Keiser on crypto-currencies & Dean Baker on aggregate demand
Erin welcomes The Keiser Report's Max Keiser talks about Bitcoin, Mt. Gox, and a second generation crypto-currency alternative, his very own Maxcoin! Although Mt. Gox is facing trouble, Keiser doesn't believe that Bitcoin is going to lose its long term value, and he further explains why he thinks crypto-currencies have more intrinsic value than fiat currency. Watch to see what he thinks of the US dollar, the British pound, and the effect crypto-currencies have on the banking world.
After the break, Erin sits down with macroeconomics expert and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research Dean Baker on his thoughts on why growth in the US has slowed down. Erin asks Baker's views on US wage growth, consumption expenditures, and how to get back to full employment. He discusses inadequate aggregate demand and secular stagnation and gives some possibilities on how to get out of it.
For the Big Deal today, Erin talks to Edward Harrison about the housing market. January numbers show a five and a half year high, but on the other hand, mortgage applications fell to its lowest level in nearly 2 decades. What's going on? Ed explains the role of investors had in the housing market recovery and discusses how the housing market of Las Vegas is a harbinger of what's to come.
Chris Driskill, Art Acevedo -- The Alex Jones Show(Commercial Free VIDEO) Wednesday February 26 2014
On the February 26 edition of Alex Jones' worldwide broadcast, Alex covers the growing crisis in Ukraine as Russian troops take up positions in Sevastopol in Crimea and Putin orders "combat readiness" in western and central Europe and the Cold War set piece is dusted off and placed on the geostrategic chessboard. Meanwhile, a Chinese activist warns that protests similar to the those staged in Ukraine may soon occur in China. Guests on today's show include Chris Driskill, the Texas man who was turned away from a voting booth for wearing a pro-Second Amendment t-shirt, and Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, who will be in-studio.
Christopher Bollyn is an American investigative journalist now living in Sweden who has researched and written extensively about the events of September 11, 2001. He has spoken at 9-11 truth events across Europe and the United States. He recently flew to London to appear on a program with Ken O'Keefe about who is behind the 9-11 terrorism but was detained at Heathrow airport and forcibly returned to Sweden on the following day. Bollyn has researched different aspects of the 9-11 attacks and uncovered facts and evidence that challenge the official version of events. Christopher has put focus on Israel's involvement in 9-11, the intelligence agency the Mossad and political Zionism. In this program, he discusses his latest book "Solving 9-11 - The Deception that Changed the World." He explains the deception of the false-flag terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and what it means for world peace. He says that 9-11 is not only the tip of the criminal iceberg; it is also their Achilles' heel. He also says that our history and destiny has been hijacked by the real criminal terrorists behind 9-11, and they don't come from Afghanistan. In the second hour, we put the events of 9-11 in context on the geopolitical chessboard. We'll discuss media censorship and control in America, Sweden and around the world. Later, we discuss Putin, western propaganda against Russia and the oligarchs that have been trying to take control of the Russian satellite states. At the end, we talk about revolutions, military intervention and how the Middle East conflict is continuing to bring perpetual warfare and conflicts around the globe.
Build up to WW3 - PUTIN is Ready To React To UKRAINE CRISIS. Could This Lead To WORLD WAR 3?
Alex Jones and Max Keiser discuss the central bankers motives in creating more chaos, this time in the Ukraine. Unlike The Bank of England and The Federal Reserve, Russia has other resources and doesn't need to be part of their banking ponzi scheme. Max Keiser explains why not.
President Vladimir Putin faces a decision over Ukraine that is likely to shape his political legacy as well as the future of Russia's western neighbor, trapped in an East-West battle that has echoes of the Cold War.
His hopes of building a huge trading bloc, grouping as many former Soviet republics as possible to challenge the economic might of China and the United States, could be in tatters. But making a stand over Ukraine, or getting drawn into a new bidding war with the European Union to win sway over the cash-strapped country, would be risky.
Moscow can ill-afford to improve the $15 billion financial bailout package it offered in December. But more forceful measures, such as taking over mainly Russian-speaking areas of eastern Ukraine, would risk triggering a more serious conflict.
Putin is saying nothing for now in public, although he has spoken by phone to U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He was especially keen to stay silent before the end of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. protest
"We all know Putin likes to meddle," said Alexei Tsitulski, a 25-year-old protester from the Crimea. The region used to be Russian territory and was given to Ukraine in 1953 by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, who was from Ukraine.
The United States also said on Sunday that sending forces to Ukraine would be a "grave mistake". Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko Sunday made a point of stating that the Maidan revolution that has transformed Ukraine will not be a factor in Belarus.
"There will be no Maidan in Belarus," Lukashenko said. He admitted that likewise tensions exist in his country and said it is the "sacred mission" of the Belarusian state to "preserve peace and stability in our land."
Despite widespread criticism in Europe, Lukashenko has maintained Soviet-era polices, including state ownership of the economy. The Polish Foreign Minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, told a Ukrainian protest leader if EuroMaidan activists do not enter into an agreement to end the occupation of Independence Square in Kyiv, martial law will be declared and they will be killed.
"I think our Foreign Ministry does not understand that there is a war, and the war has its own laws," Ivashov explained. The new war has an "anti-Russian orientation," but this is not fully understood by the Russian Foreign Ministry. If it was, Russia would present the facts "as they are" and the real agenda of the United States and the European Union would be exposed.
The Russian Navy confirmed it has deployed Marines to Sevastopol in Crimea. Troops deployments began over the weekend. It also confirmed that a large landing ship, the Nikolay Filchenkov, from the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, sent Marines based in Temryuk, Russia. The Filchenkov also delivered ten BTR-80 armored personnel carriers, according to the naval website.
The weekend airlifts using four Ilyushin Il-76 strategic aircraft out an airbase in near Moscow delivered personnel from the 45th Airborne Special Forces to Anapa on the Black Sea, according to the report. Six Soviet-designed medium twin-turbine MI-8 transport helicopters were also sent. The Black Sea Fleet stationed at Sevastopol includes various infantry, assault, artillery, reconnaissance and air defense battalions.
On February 20, an unidentified Russian government official told the Financial Times Russia is willing to go to war over Crimea. "If Ukraine breaks apart, it will trigger a war," the official said. "They will lose Crimea first [because] we will go in and protect [it], just as we did in Georgia."
In the last part of our documentary, we talk with Michael C. Ruppert at Yeshe Rangsal Retreat in Crestone about how to survive the impending apocalypse.
The final shot of the production employs the kind of drone camera that was recently declared illegal by the Federal Aviation Authority. If you look closely in the final shot, you can see Mike waving up at the sky.
Feeling uncomfortable that we were staging what he called "a Cecil B. DeMille moment," Mike looked to the heavens for guidance. As he did, a Golden Eagle flew over us, indicating "the spirit is blessing us."
Most people were first exposed to Michael C. Ruppert through the 2009 documentary Collapse, directed by Chris Smith. Collapse was one of the scariest documentaries about our world and the fragile the state of our planet. It was also one of VICE's favorite films from the past ten years.
Michael was forced to leave the LAPD after claiming that the CIA was complicit in selling drugs across America, and he quickly became one of the most original and strident voices to talk about climate change, government corruption, and peak oil through his website From the Wilderness.
Following the release of Collapse, Michael's personal life underwent something of a collapse itself, and he paid off all his debts, left behind all his friends, and moved with his dog Rags to Colorado, planning to commit suicide.
VICE caught up with Michael in the middle of the epic beauty of the Rocky Mountains at the end of last year. We found a man undergoing a spiritual rebirth—still passionate about the world and with a whole new set of apocalyptic issues to talk about.
Apocalypse, Man is an intimate portrait of a man convinced of the imminent collapse of the world, but with answers to how the human spirit can survive the impending apocalypse.
The problem with living a lie, is it's hard to keep your 'facts' straight. This isn't a worry when you tell nothing but the truth.
Obama had the same financial backers that George Bush had... Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, bank of America, Jpmorgan, Morgan Stanley (all received billions in bailouts).. Obama was backed by all these banks, no doubt to carry on the Bush policies. also, john McCain and mitt Romney were backed by those same banks to ensure their guy would win the elections.. before voting again, look out for those financial backers
Faces of Poverty: Life at the Breaking Point
Signs all over the world our country is being collateralized for these elite sold out souls who don't give a crap about the billions of people they are trying to depopulate all over the world, we're fooled America if we think we're an exception. All this is the government fault's that fill the head of all these military people of air and once they have used them (so that Exxon can keep drilling in the middle east), the get confronted with the hard reality ........unless there is a company needs to kill anybody, your skills are useless....you can only flip burgers....
“once a standing army is established, in any country, the people lose their liberty.”
“Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”
“If you are an ordinary person, then you can prepare yourself for war by moving to the countryside and building a farm, but you must take guns with you, as the hordes of starving will be roaming. Also, even though the elite will have their safe havens and specialist shelters, they must be just as careful during the war as the ordinary civilians, because their shelters can still be compromised.”
"We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?" Joseph Stalin
The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Governments keep a lot of secrets from their people . . .
Why aren't the people in return allowed to keep secrets
from the government?
PHILIP ZIMMERMAN, DER SPIEGEL
“Some call it Communism, I call it Judaism.”
Rabbi Stephen Weiss
“Anti-Communism is Anti-Semitism.”
Jewish Voice, July - August 1941
Taxing People is Punishing Success
There's the rich, the poor, and the tax payers...also known as the middle class. Robert Kiyosaki
The Tax you pay is The Bill for Staying Stupid
“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps, the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency.” Major L L B Angus
The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or so dependent on its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system will bear its burdens without complaint and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.
The Rothschild Bros
"Debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages must be foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When, through a process of law, the common people lose their homes they will become more docile and more easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of government, applied by a central power of wealth under control of leading financiers.
This truth is well known among our principal men now engaged in forming an imperialism of Capital to govern the world.
By dividing the voters through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance. Thus by discreet action we can secure for ourselves what has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished."
USA Banker's Magazine, August 25 1924
Cutting Tax Rates stimulates Economic Growth creates more Profit , more Jobs and therefore The Treasury ends up with more Tax Money
Taxation is legalized Theft
"The Objective of the Bank is not the control of a conflict , it's the control of the debt that a conflict produces . The real value of a conflict , the true value is in the debt that it creates . You control the debt , you control everything . this is THE VERY ESSENCE OF THE BANKING INDUSTRY , to make us all , whether we be nations or individuals , SLAVES TO DEBT " An UNKNOWN Banker
Patriotism is the last refuge... to which the scoundrel clings .... Steal a little and they throw you in jail ..steal a lot and they make you king ....
"Corporations are stealing billions in tax breaks, while the confused, screwed citizenry turn on each other. International corporations have no national allegiance, they care only for profit." Robert Reich
There is NO political answer to a spiritual problem!
Political Correctness is a Political Stand Point that does not allow Political Opposition , This is actually The Definition of Dictatorship
The modern definition of racist is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal
When People lose everything and have nothing left to lose , They Lose It !
Your Greatest Teacher is Your Last Mistake
The one who Controls the Education System , Controls Perception UNKNOWN
"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything."
Albert EinsteinIn The Left Nothing is Right & in The Right nothing is Left
Freedom is not Free
Don't Steal The Government Hates The Competition
"Buy The Rumor , Sell The Fact " Peter Schiff
You can love your Country and not your Government
" The Government Works for ME , I do not answer to them They Answer to ME "
"Tyranny will Come to Your Door in a Uniform "
"The Government is not The Solution to our Problems , The Government is The Problem "
"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato
The world is a tragedy to those that feel, and a comedy to those that think...Beppe Grillo
"The people should not fear the government for it is the government who should fear the people" UNKNOWN
"If You are looking for solutions to the world's problems , look in the Mirror , You Are The Solution , You have the power as a human being on this planet " UNKNOWN
"They don't control us , We empower them " UNKNOWN
"Serial Killers do on a Small Scale What Governments do on a large one..."
Serial Killer Richard Ramirez
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
Schools manufacture people who think that they're smart but they're not.
Education is what you learn after you leave School
" Schools were designed to create employees for the big corporations."
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey, he is obligated to do so" Thomas Jefferson
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism
“True education makes you feel stupid. It makes you realize you have so much more to learn.” Robert Kiyosaki
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." - Gerard Way
"Aspire not to have More but to be More "
The losers in life think they have all the answers. They can’t learn because they’re too busy telling everyone what they know.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. -This time more intelligently." Henry Ford
What You Own Owns You
If you expect the government to solve your problems, you have a problem. Robert Kiyosaki
"Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security." Benjamin Franklin
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Always trust someone who is seeking the truth , never trust someone who found it" Jordan Maxwell
Be The Change you want to see in The World
Failure inspires winners but defeats losers
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” A Chinese Proverb
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me." UNKNOWN
Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?
Morpheus The Matrix 1999