Zero Hedge | “People will realise that these guys have led us down a terrible path.”
Prison Planet.com | Alex addresses the lack of transparency regarding the government’s purchase of 14 million doses of potassium iodide.
Paul Craig Roberts | Have you seen the economic recovery? I haven’t either.
Newsmax | A handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast.
CNS News | American taxpayers spent $7.45 billion to help developing countries cope with climate change in fiscal years 2010 through 2012.
London Telegraph | Debt burdens in developed nations have become extreme by any historical measure and will require a wave of haircuts, warns IMF paper.
Prison Planet.com | David Knight speaks with renowned trends forecaster Gerald Celente.
Prison Planet.com | Corporate fascism is in full swing.
CNBC | U.S. stocks fell sharply on Thursday.
London Telegraph | French president’s vague promise of lower taxes in future infuriates French households facing tax rises.
CNS News | The New York Times Company says it’s not for sale.
Zero Hedge | Faber explains to Fox Business’ Dagen McDowell all that is wrong with the Central Planners ‘current plan’.
CNSNews.com | The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,988,269 in December.
Zero Hedge | Like China, we are sure Russia will be sending a big “Thank You” to the Fed (and BIS) for their efforts.
RT | Latvia has celebrated the New Year by joining the eurozone.
Zero Hedge | Short-squeeze time? … and suddenly CNBC goes quiet on the precious metals market movements.
Zero Hedge | Are all the elements of the current Bitcoin are necessary for a viable alternative currency?
New American | A judicially-sanctioned extortion racket.
Mac Slavo | Things are not at all as they may seem if all you do is follow official government statistics.
Zero Hedge | For the 5th month in a row, pending home sales missed expectations.
Zero Hedge | For the second time in a week, the market is running (not walking) away from the USD.
London Independent | Constitutional council says super tax on salaries above €1 million is legal.
SHTFPlan.com | And it starts today.
Prison Planet.com | Why does the country rely on a cashless society complete with RFID cards?
Zero Hedge | Mohamed El-Erian notes many have rushed to declare victory.
London Independent | The NSA scandal exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden has cost American technology companies billions of dollars.
Zero Hedge | Marc Faber has 3 very contrarian predictions for 2014.
RT | India’s largest bitcoin exchange service has suspended its operations.
Zero Hedge | Perhaps it is time to confiscate all the gold, computers, and internet access for anyone not invested in stocks?
London Independent | For (very) wealthy libertarians, seasteads – floating cities – might be the way forward, with their ambition of ‘guaranteeing political freedom and enabling experimentation with alternative social systems’.
Zero Hedge | the probability of a stock market crash is growing extremely rapidly.
Lew Rockwell Blog | Weather held up some UPS deliveries past Christmas. There are no guarantees for ground service. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) urges UPS to refund the post-Christmas deliveries.
New American | In accordance with the deal cut back in August 2009, the Department of Justice now has the power to force Swiss banks to disgorge any and all information the DOJ demands.
Washington Examiner | Marotta said that many clients fear an end-of-the-world scenario.
Bizpacreview | After a Salvation Army kettle was stolen from an Oshkosh, Wisc., Walmart, a mysterious man wearing a sign around his neck arrived to help save the day in a most unusual manner.
Zero Hedge | Families in recession-battered Italy spent 11.4% less on gifts this Christmas than last year and one in five households did without presents completely.
Mark Dice | Actor faces criticism for credit card commercial.
Zero Hedge | From its peak in October 2012, mortgage applications have collapsed 66% and this week printed at new 13-year lows.
libertyblitzkrieg.com | Watching Indian bureaucrats attempt to halt more than one billion human beings’ desire for gold has been one of the more entertaining and pathetic stories of all of 2013
Mac Slavo | Late last week it was learned that some 40 million charge cards were obtained using physical processing systems located in Target retail locations nationwide.
Reuters | Defense Department record-keeping have fallen prey to bureaucratic rivalry, resistance to change and a lack of consequences for failure.
Zero Hedge | 7-day repo is now up 220bps at 980bps – as the “liquidity crisis” is worse than any other seasonal effect on record…
NBC News | JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, told customers Saturday that they would be limited to $100 in cash withdrawals and $300 in total purchases per day.
New American | President Obama has pledged to sign into law the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.”
Frank Hollenbeck | As an economist, it is getting more difficult to understand the logic underlying current monetary policy in the U.S.
Washington’s Blog | Politics is big business.
Paul Craig Roberts | The Federal Reserve conveys a contradictory message.
Liberty Blitzkrieg blog | A major U.S. bank has agreed to a settlement for transferring funds on the behalf of financiers for the militant group Hezbollah.
Zero Hedge | Today gold slid under $1200 per ounce, dropping to a level not seen in three years.
Business Insider | The Regal Battery Park theater was a fitting venue for last night’s free advanced screening of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Martin Scorsese’s highly-anticipated biopic about ’90s-era pump-and-dump charlatan Jordan Belfort.