“Vicky Bell told the NBC affiliate WPSD-TV that she called 911 when her mobile home in Obion County caught fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene but as the fire raged, they simply stood by and did nothing. “In an emergency, the first thing you think of, ‘Call 9-1-1,” homeowner Bell said. However, Bell and her husband were forced to walk into the burning home in an attempt to retrieve their own belongings. “You could look out my mom’s trailer and see the trucks sitting at a distance,” Bell said. “We just wished we could’ve gotten more out.””
Via Yahoo News
“The following interview has been generously contributed by Bernie Carr from Apartment Prepper. If , in the event of a worst-case scenario collapse, you plan on bugging in and riding out the storm within an urban or suburban dwelling we recommend giving Bernie’s book The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster a serious read.
In the interview below Bernie discusses post-collapse strategies with Selco of SHTF School. You may remember Selco from a previous article which included a first person account of what it’s like to live in a world where there is no electricity, no gas, no heat, no food, no clean water and violence knocks on your doorstep day and night. Basically, all of those Armageddon scenarios we bring up regularly on this web site and others, except Selco is not speaking theoretically.
There is no better information we can acquire than that which comes from those who have lived through it. We thank Selco and Bernie for allowing us to share the following with our readers”
Via SHTF Plan
“The economic plundering of our world is well under way, with the Goldman Sachs “white shoe boyz” taking over entire national economies as they confiscate the wealth of the working class. They aren’t the only evildoers wreaking havoc across the world, of course: A cabal of powerful and criminally-insane corporations are destroying the future of food, plotting to keep citizens suffering from disease, and even perpetuating war so they can earn obscene profits from selling more bullets, bombs and missiles.
You can help resist this economic imperialism by taking simple actions that protect your wealth and pull it out of the hands of the globalists who are actively destroying our world. Here are five of the most powerful action steps to take that can turn the tables and restore economic sovereignty at every level — household, community, state, nation and the entire globe.”
Via Natural News
“Forget the millions of Europeans affected, the EU won’t even bother to put its attempt to seize control over member state economies to a vote amongst its own parliamentary cronies, preferring instead to change the Lisbon Treaty under powers Eurocrats granted themselves.”
“Having repeatedly staged national referendums until they got the vote they wanted, the Lisbon Treaty was passed with a provision, the obscure ‘passerelle’ clause, Art. 126 (14) via protocol 12, that bestowed upon Brussels the power to change its terms without any kind of vote whatsoever – popular or parliamentary.”
Via Info Wars
“a UK-based tech company, Path Intelligence, was slated to work with U.S. mall management company Forest City Commercial Management to implement their proprietary FootPath system for the first time in American malls.
Both companies are responding to concerns and are now re-evaluating their methods. As Schumer notes, “the malls should have given shoppers the choice to opt-in.” Instead, the only method was to opt-out after seeing a notice posted in the malls and turning off the phone.
It is an encouraging sign that Americans are becoming alert to companies that aim to exploit their personal information and who have very little concern over privacy until called out by the public.”
Via Activist Post
“Did you know that we buy about a half a trillion dollars more stuff from the rest of the world than they buy from us? The U.S. balance of trade is not only mind-blowingly bad – it is the worst in the world. It is being projected that the U.S. trade deficit for 2011 will be 558.2 billion dollars. That would be an increase of more than 11 percent from last year. As I have written about previously, the United States is the worst in the world at a lot of things, but as far as the economic well-being of our nation is concerned, our balance of trade is particularly important. Every single month, far more money goes out of this country than comes into it. Tax revenues are significantly reduced as all of this money gets sucked out of our communities. The federal government, state governments and local governments borrow gigantic piles of money to try to make up the difference, but all of this borrowing just makes our debt problems a whole lot worse. In the end, no amount of government debt is going to be able to cover over the fact that our national economic pie is shrinking. We are continually consuming far more wealth than we produce, and that is a recipe for economic disaster.”
TSA worker arrested for wearing uniform, flashing badge while off duty in order to sexually assault woman
“A perfect example of “trickle-down tyranny,” 52-year-old US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer Harold Glen Rodman was recently arrested and taken into custody for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in his Manassas, Va., neighborhood. According to ABC 7 News in Washington, DC, Rodman was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual battery, object sexual penetration, forcible sodomy and abduction with intent to defile. All while wearing his TSA uniform and badge.”
Via Natural News
Eurozone To Avoid Any Popular Vote In Treaty Change
“Why bother with the one true barbarous relic – democracy – when good ole’ fascism will suffice. As The Telegraph’s Bruno Waterfield reports, “EU to avoid any votes – parliamentary or popular on treaty change – via obscure Lisbon Treaty ‘passerelle’ clause, Art. 126 (14) via protocol 12. “This decision does not require ratification at national level. This procedure could therefore lead to rapid and significant changes,” says confidential Van Rompuy text. Funnily enough, only Britain will have to have a parliamentary vote under the Tories recent Sovereignty Act even though it is eurozone only changes.” And that is how a bunch of corrupt kleptocratic incompetent eurocrats usurp all power in a regime now entirely controlled by Goldman Sachs. Unless, of course, the UK once again stops the insurgent takeover of the insolvent continent by the squid.”
Via Zero Hedge
“Even if it turns out that your funds as a customer were stolen through a rank violation of the segregation that is supposed to be in place, JP Morgan and Bank of America, among others, want to be able to claw back your money should their claims against the bankrupt entity prove up.
So much for the alleged “separation” that the entire premise of brokerages rest upon — that your free cash and margin deposits are yours and are not “investments” in the underlying business of the firm you are choosing to trade with.
If you think this risk doesn’t apply to you and you’re in the market in any way, shape or form you’re quite-simply wrong.
This sort of demand by creditors, incidentally, that allegedly-segregated funds be downgraded ex-post-facto to that of a simple creditor is an outrage.
It is my considered opinion that the firms who make such arguments, and their executives, deserve to be dismantled.”
Via Market Ticker
Let’s Make The Clawback Risk REAL
“If a major bank blows up this very same claim, supported in existing Bankruptcy Law with the changes signed by George Bush in 2005, will be used to steal the entirety of your bank account, and if you detect the impending blowup shortly before it happens — say, 90 days before — you’re still exposed to the risk through clawback!
I have often referenced how that “reform” law in 2005 was used to screw you blind as a consumer, all under the name of the “ownership society” and “responsibility.” The truth is that this “reform” law was a raw example of financial******that was intended to and did assault you, the common consumer in America, for the explicit purpose of benefiting large financial institutions.
Don’t run any crap about FDIC insurance in this sort of event either — in the singular case of Bank of America we’re talking about $77 trillion in face value of derivatives. While “notional” values are wildly beyond what anyone would have to pay (as that figure assumes the reference all goes to a literal value of zero) the fact remains that with even a 5% loss the amount of money required would be roughly equal to the entire US Federal Budget, which the FDIC clearly does not have — nor could it acquire. “
Via Market Ticker
“In the world of finance, there is always talk of bubbles – mortgage bubbles, tech stock bubbles, junk bond bubbles. But bubbles don’t develop only in financial markets. In recent years, there’s been another one quietly inflating, not capturing the attention of most observers.
It’s an education bubble – just not the one of student debt that has graced the pages of the New York Times and so many other publications in recent months.
The problem is not that we are overeducating ourselves as many would have you believe. Rather, it’s that we are spending a fortune to undereducate ourselves.”
Via Zero Hedge