Closed To The Public, Open To Activists: Obama’s Climate Change Speech

FYI.


Obama’s Climate Change Speech: Closed to the Public, Open to Activists (National Journal, June 25, 2013):

President Obama’s big climate speech on Tuesday is closed to the public — depending on your definition of public.

Several special-interest representatives were invited to the closed-door speech, including Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club; Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters; Christine McEntee, executive director of the American Geophysical Union; and Michael Bradley, executive director of the Clean Energy Group, a consortium of clean-burning utilities.

In response to a question about the speech being closed to the public, a senior White House official said Obama “will deliver remarks before several hundred stakeholders active in leading the efforts to address climate change by reducing carbon pollution, including business leaders, environmental organizations, faith leaders, scientists, and students.”

Read moreClosed To The Public, Open To Activists: Obama’s Climate Change Speech

Over $30 Million Spent Last Year On Lobbying To Keep GMOs Hidden In Foods

Over $30M spent last year on lobbying to keep GMOs hidden in foods (Natural News, June 27, 2013):

Guess who spends the most money lobbying on agricultural lobbying? If you answered, “Monsanto,” you’re correct. Most of their efforts, of course, are focused on lobbying for GMOs — to keep them legal and keep them hidden in foods.

Do you know how much money Monsanto spent on lobbying in 2012?

The answer is nearly $6 million!

And in a close second, the American Farm Bureau spent $5.7 million on lobbying in 2012.

Read moreOver $30 Million Spent Last Year On Lobbying To Keep GMOs Hidden In Foods

Canada: Mounted Police Confiscate Guns From Flooded Homes Without Search Warrants (Video)

Canadian Mounted Police Confiscate Guns From Flooded Homes Without Search Warrants (ZeroHedge, June 28, 2013):

“We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are,” is the ‘excuse’ that the Canadian Mounties are using to seize a “substantial amount” of firearms from homes in the evacuated town of High River. That news didn’t sit well with a crowd of frustrated residents, as The Calgary Herald reports, who found it “absolutely incredible that [the Mounties] have the right to go into a person’s belongings out of their home,” warning that “when people find out about this there’s going to be untold hell to pay.” About 30 RCMP officers set up a blockade at the checkpoint, preventing 50 residents from walking into the town which sent the crowd of residents into a rage, “What’s next? Tear gas?” shouted one resident, “it’s just like Nazi Germany, just taking orders,” shouted another, “this is the reason the U.S. has the right to bear arms.”

Via The Calgary Herald,

RCMP revealed Thursday that officers have seized a “substantial amount” of firearms from homes in the evacuated town of High River.

“We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are,” said Sgt. Brian Topham.

Read moreCanada: Mounted Police Confiscate Guns From Flooded Homes Without Search Warrants (Video)

NASA’s Voyager 1 Discovers Bizarre And Baffling Region At Edge Of Solar System


A model of the solar system’s edge using recent data. Voyager 1′s latest findings will likely rewrite this image, as soon as scientists figure out exactly what they mean. NASA/JPL/JHUAPL

Voyager 1 Discovers Bizarre and Baffling Region at Edge of Solar System (Wired, June 27, 2013):

Not content with simply being the man-made object to travel farthest from Earth, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft recently entered a bizarre new region at the solar system’s edge that has physicists baffled. Their theories don’t predict anything like it.

Launched 36 years ago, Voyager 1 and its twin Voyager 2 made an unprecedented tour of the outer planets, returning spectacular data from their journey. The first Voyager sped out of the solar system in 1980 and it has since been edging closer and closer to interstellar space. The probe is currently out more than 120 times the distance between the Earth and the sun.

Scientists initially thought that Voyager’s transition into this new realm, where effects from the rest of the galaxy become more pronounced, would be gradual and unexciting. But it’s proven to be far more complicated than anything researchers had imagined, with the spacecraft now encountering a strange region that scientists are struggling to make sense of.

“The models that have been thought to predict what should happen are all incorrect,” said physicist Stamatios Krimigis of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who is lead author of one of three new papers on Voyager appearing in Science on June 27. “We essentially have absolutely no reliable roadmap of what to expect at this point.”

Read moreNASA’s Voyager 1 Discovers Bizarre And Baffling Region At Edge Of Solar System

NASA: CO2 Is A Global Coolant And Massively Cools The Earth

Global warming is a scam. (Links are down below.)

Real scientists predict a GLOBAL COOLING period (from 50 to up to 250 years).

Flashback:

The elitists know that the world is cooling and here is the Bilderberg group’s discussion agenda from 2010:

Global Cooling and the New World Order (Telegraph):

“The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.”

Yep, that’s right. Global Cooling.

Always ‘follow the money’:

JPMorgan Employee Who Invented Credit Default Swaps is One of the Key Architects of Carbon Derivatives, Which Would Be at the Very CENTER of Cap and Trade

Barack Obama: ‘Under My Plan of a Cap-and-Trade System Electricity Rates Will Skyrocket’ (Video)

Al Gore could become world’s first carbon billionaire (Telegraph):

Critics, mostly on the political right and among global warming sceptics scientists and even more scientists, say Mr. Gore is poised to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire,” profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in.



NASA photo of earth – Sunset

Al Gore Lied (Veterans Today, June 28, 2013):

NASA – CO2 is a Global Coolant

by  Bob Nichols

[Editors Note: Armand Hammer of Occidental Petroleum (Hammer’s wikipedia has remained cleaned of his espionage history, despite it’s being out over a decade now. You can guess why) was the financial and political mentor for both Senator Gores. So they hold the honor of having a top Soviet spy as a patron. Hammer’s much advertised early Soviet business ventures (all of which lost money) were a cover for his espionage venture.

This was finally revealed when Prof. Harvey Klehr of Emory University here in Atlanta in his book, Venona, Decoding Soviet Espionage in America. The proof came from the Soviet archives when Yeltsin had them open for a few years. I was fortunate to spend an afternoon with him around ten years ago shooting two one hour Jim Dean Journals, one of them on Venona…and hoping to get this up on the Net some day… Jim W. Dean]


NASA gores Gore – it’s just biz-ness – Global Warming is out is the Take-away

(San Francisco) The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lowers the Boom on Al Gore’s Big Lie that the humble, beneficial gas – CO2 – causes global warming. NASA states absolutely that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a Global Coolant and massively cools the Earth.

You can bet that the NASA scientists designed, built, launched and placed in Earth orbit the satellite machinery to prove it, too.

So, there we have it. In addition, the Earth has not gotten any warmer for 17 years. NASA has finally pulled the plug on Gore’s Big Lie and ended the gigantic, world wide charade on CO2.

This “discovery” about CO2 is nothing new, it’s well known by scientists not employed by the Gore-istas. The Gore-istas probably know it, too; but the money was just too good to pass up. Besides, you don’t have to do anything except sit around, make up wild stories and tell lies. Great “job” if you like that sort of thing.

Why did Gore do it?

Read moreNASA: CO2 Is A Global Coolant And Massively Cools The Earth

Monsignor Nunzio Scarano Held In Vatican Bank Inquiry

Monsignor Nunzio Scarano held in Vatican bank inquiry (BBC News, June 28, 2013):

A senior Italian cleric has been arrested in connection with an inquiry into a Vatican bank scandal over allegations of corruption and fraud.

Monsignor Nunzio Scarano works in the Vatican’s financial administration. A secret service agent and a financial broker have also been arrested.

They are suspected of trying to move 20m euros ($26m; £17m) illegally.

Read moreMonsignor Nunzio Scarano Held In Vatican Bank Inquiry

Britain Could Create First ‘Three-Parent Baby’ Through IVF

Britain could create first ‘three-parent baby’ through IVF (Telegraph, June 28, 2013):

Britain will become the first country in the world to create babies with the DNA of three people under government plans which could see the procedure offered on the NHS by next year.

Parents at high risk of having children with severe disabilities such as muscular dystrophy will be offered the controversial new IVF treatment after it was given the green light by ministers today.

It means the world’s first “three-parent baby” could be born in Britain by 2015, if detailed proposals for regulating the procedure pass a public consultation and are approved by Parliament next year.

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou: “We Have Over 1 Million Workers. In The Future We Will Add 1 Million Robotic Workers. Our [Human] Workers Will Then Become Technicians And Engineers.”

Foxconn to speed up ‘robot army’ deployment; 20,000 robots already in its factories (ITworld, June 26, 2013):

Manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group is on track with its goal to a create a “million robot army”, and already has 20,000 robotic machines in its factories, said the company’s CEO Terry Gou on Wednesday.

Workers’ wages in China are rising, and so the company’s research in robots and automation has to catch up, Gou said, while speaking at the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting in Taipei. “We have over 1 million workers. In the future we will add 1 million robotic workers,” he said. “Our [human] workers will then become technicians and engineers.”

Foxconn is the world’s largest contract electronics maker and counts Apple, Microsoft and Sony as some of its clients. Many of its largest factories are in China, where the company employs 1.2 million people, but rising are threatening to reduce company profits.

Read moreFoxconn CEO Terry Gou: “We Have Over 1 Million Workers. In The Future We Will Add 1 Million Robotic Workers. Our [Human] Workers Will Then Become Technicians And Engineers.”

German News Magazine DER SPIEGEL On The NSA Spying Scandal: “National Security Is At Stake”


A GCHQ facility at Menwith Hill in northern England: “Worse than the United States”

Anglo-Saxon Spies: German National Security Is at Stake (Der Spiegel, June 26, 2013):

Overzealous data collectors in the US and Great Britain have no right to investigate German citizens. The German government must protect people from unauthorized access by foreign intelligence agencies, and it must act now. This is a matter of national security.

California Schools To Train Kids To Sell ObamaCare – Covered California Grants $37 Million To Promote OBAMACARE

Related info:

Obamacare To Double Cost Of Insurance For Average Californian

BREAKING NEWS: Rate Shock: Obamacare To Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums By 64-146% In California

Companies Cut Hours Of Full-Time Employees To Avoid Obamacare

IRS: Obamacare To Cost The Average American Family $20,000 A Year In Health Insurance Alone!

Doctors Increasingly Declaring Bankruptcy As Obamacare Kicks In, Causing Widespread Care Shortages


California Schools to Train Kids to Sell ObamaCare (Human Events, June 20, 2013):

The Los Angeles Unified School District will use a state grant to train teens to promote ObamaCare to family members. Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, announced grants of $37 million on May 14 to promote the nationally unpopular law.

LAUSD will receive $990,000. The district listed as a primary outcome for its project, “Teens trained to be messengers to family members.”

Read moreCalifornia Schools To Train Kids To Sell ObamaCare – Covered California Grants $37 Million To Promote OBAMACARE

California Man, Faces 13 Years In Jail For Writing Anti-Big Bank Messages In Water-Soluble Chalk

California Man, Faces 13 Years In Jail For Writing Anti-Big Bank Messages In Chalk (Huffington Post, June 25, 2013):

Jeff Olson, a 40-year-old man from San Diego, Calif., will face jail time for charges stemming from anti-big bank messages he scrawled in water-soluble chalk outside Bank of America branches last year.

The San Diego Reader reported Tuesday that a judge had decided to prohibit Olson’s attorney from “mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial.”

With that ruling, Olson must now stand trial on 13 counts of vandalism, charges that together carry a potential 13-year jail sentence and fines of up to $13,000.

“Oh my gosh,” Olson said on his way out of court on Tuesday. “I can’t believe this is happening.”

Read moreCalifornia Man, Faces 13 Years In Jail For Writing Anti-Big Bank Messages In Water-Soluble Chalk

India: Gold Premiums DOUBLE As PHYSICAL DEMAND Outstrips SUPPLY

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.”
– Adolf Hitler

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
– George Orwell

Related info: – ‘The Dark Side of the QE Circus’

“Somewhere ahead I expect to see a worldwide panic-scramble for gold as it dawns on the world population that they have been hoodwinked by the central banks’ creation of so-called paper wealth. No central bank has ever produced a single element of true, sustainable wealth. In their heart of hearts, men know this. Which is why, in experiment after experiment with fiat money, gold has always turned out to be the last man standing.”
– Richard Russell


Gold premiums jump as physical demand outstrips supply (Reuters, June 26, 2013):

Gold premiums doubled in India on Wednesday as suppliers struggled to meet surging demand after a ban on consignment imports, but futures prices fell to their lowest in more than a month as international gold prices fell due to a strong dollar.

India, the world’s biggest buyer of gold, now requires importers to pay upfront for inventory, making it difficult for smaller jewellers with lower working capital to source supplies. The government also raised the import duty to 8 percent in May to keep a lid on the surging current account deficit.

Read moreIndia: Gold Premiums DOUBLE As PHYSICAL DEMAND Outstrips SUPPLY

Chernobyl Children Are ‘SICKER NOW THAN EVER’ (Video)

At 2:15 into the video.


Local program helps children receive treatment years after Chernobyl (King5, June 25, 2013):

For most of us, the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster is history. But the reality is its effects linger for thousands still living around the site, which will be contaminated for centuries to come.

Two decades ago, a program was started locally to help those in Belarus receive treatment, and now Hope for Chernobyl’s Child is continuing that mission in Renton.

On Tuesday, nine children landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and met their host families. For the next six weeks, they’ll visit with doctors who volunteer their time for everything from surgery to dental work.

Over the years, more than 350 kids have been helped; organizers say children now are sicker than ever from Chernobyl’s lasting effects.

“Even our poorest day is better than their best,” said Dave Lyon, who is hosting a 10-year-old girl named Alina. “We have so much, and what little ways that we can give back, we should.”

Read moreChernobyl Children Are ‘SICKER NOW THAN EVER’ (Video)

U.S. Pressured Japan In Secret To Continue MOX Program

– US Pressured Japan In Secret To Continue MOX Program (SimplyInfo, June 25, 2013)


I removed the all the content of this article from…

SimplyInfo.org/Fukuleaks.org

… because those people do not allow me to quote two paragraphs or even two sentences of their work.

Because of that and because of their immediate overreaction to write a DCMA, which is by the way abused in 57% of all cases …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMCA

… I have decided to remove not only the content of the article, but also the link.

My hoster’s legal department even told them to …

“… submit a properly formatted notice pursuant to the DMCA.”

… next time.

Their DCMA was baseless and unprovable according to a senior webmaster I know.

Those people do not deserve a backlink from Infinite Unknown.

In regards to their article Greenpeace Finds Cesium In Japanese Grocery Store Fish” I’ve told them:

This article contains TWO TINY (f******) sentences and quoting them is ‘fair use’ in my opinion.

A “fair dealing” with copyright material does not infringe copyright if it is for the following purposes: research or private study; criticism or review; or reporting current events.

If however you are still insisting that you want me to remove those short infos for my readers, then I will remove everything, incl. the link to your article, but will leave a message for all those readers that still visit these articles, so that they exactly know why the content has been removed and why I am not even linking anymore to your articles.

The Fukushima disaster is killing and threatening all life on the entire planet.

I am thinking that an intelligent being will do everything it can to help avoid total disaster (like a Fukushima reactor no. 4 SFP collapse) even if it is just by raising global awareness and hoping that through that the response to the Fukushima disaster will improve because of increasing public pressure & awareness.

You state at SimplyInfo that …

“Crowd sourced information research & analysis without focus on profit.”

Without focus on profit??? If this statement is the truth, then where is the problem???

Why should you care about copyright? Because by saying that your work is not about the money one might think that you want this information to be known to as many people as possible.

Now please calm down and let me know what you want.

Regards,

Infinite Unknown

They replied that they want me to remove everything and this is exactly what they get.

So I will not post anything from SimplyInfo.org/Fukuleaks.org in the future.

If you want to read their article you have to use a search engine.

‘The Dark Side of the QE Circus’

“The Dark Side of the QE Circus” (Silver Bear Cafe, June 25, 2013):

There may come a day soon where the markets sell off if one of the whiskers in Big Ben’s beard is out of place. Or perhaps if his tie is a bit crooked. Or maybe we end up with Janet Yellen as the next puppet in charge over at the local banking cabal and we fret about her hairdo. I don’t know, but one thing that is for certain is that this central bank so wants to be loved and we are so under psychological attack with all of this QE nonsense that it isn’t even funny.

QE is the endgame. ZIRP was only the beginning. QE, or monetization (which they’ll never call it because of the negative connotations), is the heroic measure applied to an already dead system. Our system, for all intent and purposes, died in 2008. It ceased to exist. The investing, economic, and business paradigm that has existed since is drastically different than its predecessor despite all the efforts being made to convince everyone, including Humpty Dumpty, that it is in fact 2005 all over again.

Quantitative Conditioning

Now we get to the fun part of the game. This is the part where the not-so-USFed wants to give the idea that it is tapering (buzzword of the month) without actually doing so. There will be no tapering. There will be no end to QE. The goose (Americans and their willingness to continue to pile up debt) is still laying the golden eggs. And even if they make paper contracts on those golden eggs gyrate wildly in price, they still want them. The quislings on television who are gleefully bashing precious metals this morning? They want them. They want your physical metal. These folks will swim through any sewer to get that which they desire. If you don’t understand the Machiavellian nature of your enemy, then you’re in for an extremely rough ride. This is no playground. This is a battlefield (credit to Chuck Baldwin). They’re playing chess and we’re still playing Tiddly Winks.

Read more‘The Dark Side of the QE Circus’

Secrets And Lies

Secrets And Lies ( Golem XIV, June 27, 2013):

Every credit has its debit, every positive its negative. So for every secret there must be a lie, and every lie must be kept secret.

This is the currency of power today. Fiat truth.

We are not allowed to have any secrets any more.  And yet those who insist they must know the truth about us, who spy upon us to extract our secrets, tell us. in return, only lies.

It is a dangerous, corroding imbalance of power, because lies, like debts, compound.

Living the lie

We all know the famous Goebbels quote,

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.

From Sadam’s weapons of mass destruction and missiles that could hit us in just 40 minutes of sexed up bullshit, to the stress tests that show us every bank is perfectly solvent and however many billions they launder they are never guilty and no one goes to goal because they are too big to fail and too connected to even question.

The eye of providence looks out and approves of what is done – Annuit cœptis.

Read moreSecrets And Lies

Paul Krugman the Marxist

Paul Krugman the Marxist (Ludwig von Mises Insitute, June 24, 2013):

Someone once wrote that criticizing economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is the internet’s favorite pastime. I, too, have engaged in the sport – with no success of changing what Robert Higgs calls the “vulgar Keynesianism” that dirties the Grey Lady’s editorial page. To the betterment of my pride, nobody else has had much luck in the arena of ideas either. Krugman continues to carry the torch of excuses for the Democratic Party while lampooning the bigoted, racist, old, white, and rich GOP.All along, the Princeton prof has stayed true to the cause of aggressive government action to forestall the downtrodden economy. Large fiscal expenditures, aggressive monetary stimulus, increased legal privileges for organized labor, and boosting the degree of state pillaging – Krugman is the caricature of a tyrannical apologizer who will defend the cause of rampant statism at any cost. He has been accused of being a communist, socialist, a Democratic shill, and every other leftist insult that might exist. Much of this is done in a tongue-and-cheek style. Still, the underlying charge of Krugman being a vehement statist willing to justify any and all government action remains accurate. Basically, there is little activity Uncle Sam could do that he wouldn’t approve of.

But now, it appears Krugman has gone overboard with his progressive moaning. In a recent column, he laments, once again, over the fact that some people make more money than others. The wealth inequality canard – which is favored by every leftist under the sun – has become a tiresome ploy at this point. I think Krugman knows this, so he proceeds to justify his indignation by bringing some new evidence into the mix. Now things start getting interesting.

Read morePaul Krugman the Marxist

The Secret Sauce Of Iceland’s Success Story: Debt Liquidation?

The secret sauce: NO BANKSTER BAILOUT!

How Iceland Overthrew The Banks: The Only 3 Minutes Of Any Worth From Davos (Video)

Impossible In America: ‘Executives At Collapsed Iceland Bank Jailed For Fraud’ (Reuters)

The Icelandic Success Story

Iceland’s Economy Now Growing Faster Than The U.S. And EU After Arresting The Banksters

Here Is What Happens If You Do Not Bail Out The Banksters And Avoid Getting Raped By The IMF

Two Thirds Of Icelanders Oppose EU Membership

A Lesson For Europe: Why Iceland Won’t Join The Euro (Video)

Iceland Once Again Tells IMF, UK, Netherlands To ‘Go to Hell’; ‘Ice Torture’ Repayment Scheme Collapses

Icelanders learned their lession …

Iceland Cancels EU Membership Bid

… maybe also observing Greenland:

Why is Greenland so rich these days? It said goodbye to the EU!


The Secret Sauce Of Iceland’s Success Story: Debt Liquidation? (ZeroHedge, June 24, 2013):

That Iceland is so far the only success story in the continent of Europe, which continues sliding into an ever deeper depressionary black hole, as a result of the complete destruction of its financial sector and its subsequent rise from the ashes, is by known to most. What is still not exactly clear is what conditions have allowed success and growth to flourish in a barren wasteland where 60% youth unemployment is increasingly the norm, and where economic “outperformance” is measured in shades of red. As it turns out, perhaps the biggest jolt to Icelandic economic growth is what we said was the correct prescription for resolving not only the US but global growth malaise that struck in 2008: debt liquidation. Of course, instead the powers that be opted for merely masking unsustainable debt with more debt in the hope of preserving the global financial equity tranche, where some $50 trillion, or two-thirds of total, in US household wealth is concentrated, by drowning out hundreds of trillions in global debt through controlled debt inflation – which four years later still has yet to take hold, and which  with every incremental dollar, yen, franc or pound printed threatens to spillover into uncontrolled hyperinflation, i.e., loss of fiath.

Read moreThe Secret Sauce Of Iceland’s Success Story: Debt Liquidation?

Gold Plummets To 34-Month Lows, Drops Below Its Average Cash Cost

Gold Plummets to 34-Month Lows as Investors Flee (Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2013):

Prices are down about 25% this year, with the bulk of the losses occurring since April. On Wednesday, prices fell below $1,250 a troy ounce for the first time in nearly three years.

Gold Drops to 34-Month Low as Precious Metals Slide on Fed View (Businessweek, June 26, 2013):

Silver futures fell to the lowest since August 2010.

Gold Drops Below Its Average Cash Cost (ZeroHedge, June 26, 2013):

As shown two months ago, the marginal cost of production of gold (90% percentile) in 2013 was estimated at $1300 including capex. Which means that as of a few days ago, gold is now trading well below not only the cash cost, but is rapidly approaching the marginal cash cost of $1104…

Which means that of the following mines (as we showed here) which make up the gold cost curve, one by one, starting on the right and going left, production is going to go dark, even without the recent demand by South African gold miner labor unions to have their wages doubled. Until eventually virtually no gold will be produced.

Read moreGold Plummets To 34-Month Lows, Drops Below Its Average Cash Cost

France Jobseekers Hit Another All-Time Record

France Jobseekers Hit Another All-Time Record (ZeroHedge, June 26, 2013):

Despite the jump in French PMI (though still in contractionary region), the number of French Jobseekers rose once again (up 11.5% year-over-year) to a new all-time record. As the nation struggles with near Depression-era activity, it seems the green shoots that Draghi’s jawboning once again provided today remain a long way off in real-world land.

Death By Leverage

Death by Leverage (ZeroHedge, June 25, 2013):

America’s national debt exceeded $15 trillion [with a T] for the first time on November 15, 2011. Deficit spending since then has pushed the total national debt closer to $17 trillion.

An official population of 316,110,225 (6-23-13) means every man, woman and child in America now owes $52,953 plus future interest costs.

It should be noted that the nearly $17T debt does not include the enormous unfunded liabilities for Social Security, Medicaid/Medicare and federal pensions, or the potentially crippling burdens of ObamaCare.

Read moreDeath By Leverage

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

FYI.


Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA (ZeroHedge, June 26, 2013):

In what is likely to cause a storm of controversy, the Supreme Court ruled against the 17-year-old anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act:

  • *DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT PROVISION STRUCK DOWN BY TOP U.S. COURT
  • *SUPREME COURT VOTES 5-4 ON U.S. DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT
  • *COURT SAYS MARRIAGE LAW VIOLATES EQUAL PROTECTION GUARANTEE

Kennedy: DOMA “humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples”

Scalia: “By formally declaring anyone opposed to same-sex marriage an enemy of human decency, the majority arms well every challenger to a state law restricting marriage to its traditional definition,”

“DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.”

Full Timeline of Gay Marriage (via Global Post):

Following is a timeline of important events in the history of gay marriage in the United States.

Read moreU.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Iceland Cancels EU Membership Bid

Iceland cancels EU membership bid (RT, June 25, 2013):

Iceland’s foreign minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has announced the country has withdrawn its bid to join the European Union, in part unsatisfied with a deal on fishing rights within its territorial waters.

Three weeks after assuming the post, Sveinsson had indicated that Iceland’s newly elected coalition government was not keen on incorporation into the EU, a process that began in July of 2009 with the country’s official application and formal negotiations the following year.

Iceland’s suspension of the bid began in earnest when its coalition government, which saw the defeat of left-wing parties in favor of the centrist Progressive Party and the Independence Party, indicated that it would call a public referendum on the matter.

Read moreIceland Cancels EU Membership Bid