The Tax Revolt Heard 'Round the World

The economic shot heard around the world...

Santelli's Manifesto: Why He Called for a 'Tea Party' -CNBC
This is an issue of discourse on a topic that affects the foundation and principles that make our country great..... free speech, contract law, freedom of the press, and most of all the legacy we leave our children and grandchildren.

Bloggers charge 'Tea Party' anti-stimulus protests are corporate front -Raw Story
Now fresh revelations suggest that the skepticism may be well-placed. Mark Ames and Yasha Levine allege in their blog at that the protests were planned well in advance, coordinated by old-line anti-tax organizations, and funded by right-wing corporate interests.

Kymatica: New Movie on Human Consciousness

The newest film from Ben Stewart, creator of the Esoteric Agenda. The questions that have remained timeless and profound throughout history have been all but left for dead. There have been messages left in scripture, archeological remains, shamanic traditions, philosophy, poetry, art and music. As we move closer to an apex of technological and intellectual information, we find ourselves farther and farther away from feeling any comfort or wholeness within our hearts and souls. Yet even though the concept of spirituality should have been long gone by now, we are seeing an awakening among people and a growing desire for truth.

Cymatics (from the Greek "κύμα" (kyma), meaning "wave" and "τα κυματικά"(ta kymatica), meaning "matters pertaining to waves"), is the study of wave phenomena, pioneered by Swiss medical doctor and natural scientist Hans Jenny (1904-1972).

Question your reality...

United States of Fraud

All your dreams shall go up ion smoke and ash sayeth the war heads.

Missing Iraq billions could be 'greatest fraud in US history'
The US Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), the Army's criminal Investigation Command and the Justice Department are investigating US soldiers and officials in the alleged misuse of a portion of the $125 billion initially sent to Iraq for reconstruction shortly after the fall of Saddam.

Monday, The Independent's Iraq correspondent Patrick Cockburn reported the inspectors believe misuse may account for over $50 billion, exceeding the scope of Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme and making it potentially the "greatest fraud in US history."

What Will Cost $1 Trillion in 2009 and Has Never Been Conquered?

Political rapper talks about 'dark side of revolution'

The song is an exploration of how the United States got into the Iraq war, rather than something as overly simplistic as a call for peace. Who is responsible? How could this war have happened? Tech places the blame for the selling of this war on the shoulders of the fourth estate, the press.

Economic Bailout: Hope or Despair?

Those who fail to swim, won't be rescued. Just ask your central banker.

The Revolution Need not be Violent

There is a lot of emotion over these issues. Many people I know are against any kind of bailout (at this point). The vast majority of view points I hear are that we should let the big banks fail, and then give money to smaller banks to buy the pieces. This would allegedly promote responsibilty and still fave the economy. It would also have the effect of shortening (by making it more dramatic) the total time spent in recovery. Indeed there is a lot of debate on just how effective the bailout will be. Some are speculating we'll need another one. But as our debt obligations loom, we look towards printing money. This of course only moves us further up the curve closer to hyper inflation.

But for those willing to take those risks, I urge you to remember the pen is mighter than the sword. Oh, and careful what you wish for.

Flashback 1981

Chumps and the Economy: Revolution Calling

Former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), MIT Sloan School of Management professor and senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Simon Johnson examines President Obama's plan for economic recovery.

BILL MOYERS: Are we chumps?

SIMON JOHNSON: We'll find out. Yes, we may be. Okay. It depends on how we play this politically. It depends on what our political system does. It depends, I think, on the level of reaction. The financial system is playing us for chumps, okay? The bankers think we're chumps. We'll find out. We have leadership that can handle this. We'll find out what they do.

More at: Bill Moyer's Journal - Interview with Simon Johnson

Failure to save East Europe will lead to worldwide meltdown
If mishandled by the world policy establishment, this debacle is big enough to shatter the fragile banking systems of Western Europe and set off round two of our financial Götterdämmerung.

PBS Frontline: Banking at the Brink - Tuesday February 17th
For those struggling to make sense of the economic crisis, help is on the way. Inside the Meltdown is producer Michael Kirk's gripping account of how the country ended up in the worst financial crisis since 1929. The program airs Tuesday night on PBS and will be watchable online after that. This preview excerpt tracks the crisis back upstream to a key source -- the government's failure to heed early warnings on the housing bubble, and the havoc that ensued as a result.

Edgar Allan Poe Endures 200 Years Later

For Fans of Edgar Allan Poe, a Happy 200th Birthday

"Over the mountains
Of the moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied,
"If you seek for Eldorado!" ~Edgar Allen Poe

Great Disintegration Part II: Commercial Real Estate Implosion

Gerald Celente: The Man Who Predicted the Iranian Revolution, the 1987 Stock Market Crash and the Fall of the Soviet Union. Now Predicts the Commercial Real Estate Collapse, Revolution and World War.

Celente says that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about obtaining food, not gifts.

"When CNN wants to know about the Top Trends, we ask Gerald Celente."
- CNN Headline News

"Gerald Celente has a knack for getting the zeitgeist right."
- USA Today

"There's not a better trend forecaster than Gerald Celente. The man knows what he's talking about."

"Those who take their predictions seriously ... consider Gerald Celente and the Trends Research Institute."
- The Wall Street Journal

"Gerald Celente is always ahead of the curve on trends and uncannily on the mark ... he's one of the most accurate forecasters around."
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Ooh superman where are you now,
When everythings gone wrong somehow,
The men of steel, the men of power,
Are losing control by the hour.

The Economic Panic of 2009 by Bill Bonner
His whole presidency rests on getting this bailout thing right. If he does, he’ll be a hero. If he doesn’t, the economy will go into a Japan-like slump and he’ll spend his entire time in office dealing with people looking for handouts – zombie banks, comatose corporations, and desperate households.