Ready to hit the eject button? Here are five places to start looking

As we talked about yesterday, moving abroad isn’t as difficult as you think.
Sure, it’s not always cookies and cupcakes, but the benefits and opportunities of living abroad are often unparalleled.
Only by moving abroad can you truly curtail how much you contribute to your corrupt, bankrupt home government.
And you just might find that in many cases you can live better, cheaper, and enjoy a far greater quality of life than what you could achieve back home.
It’s also important to recognize that there’s very little in this world that’s forever.
So even if it doesn’t work out, you can always head back home later – this time with some overseas experience under your belt, and perhaps even some new language skills.
But it begs the question – where to go? There’s literally an entire world of opportunity out there, but here are a few suggestions to get you looking:

This post was published at Sovereign Man on November 7, 2014.

Back to Iraq: Mission Not Quite Accomplished

President Barack Obama has authorized the deployment of up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq in order to help train and advise government and Kurdish forces fighting the armed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, the White House has said.
‘As a part of our strategy for strengthening partners on the ground, President Obama today authorized the deployment of up to 1,500 additional US military personnel in a non-combat role to train, advise, and assist Iraqi Security Forces, including Kurdish forces,’ the statement said on Friday.
The Obama administration will ask Congress for $5.6bn for the operations in Iraq and Syria, which includes $1.6bn for the new ‘Iraq Train and Equip Fund,’ the White House Office of Management and Budget said.

This post was published at Tea Party Economist on November 8, 2014.

Over At CNN, Even America’s Seals Have Had It With “Obama”

After last week’s midterm elections, the revulsion against 6 years of failed Obama policies, if only for the economy not so much for the S&P500, was plain for all to see (and no, Friday’s seasonally adjusted jobs report “proving” just how well the economy is doing isn’t grounds for a recount). However, little did we know how far anger at Obama has spread, because just when we thought CNN couldn’t get any better… it did.


This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/08/2014.

The Coming Democrat Wave

As the dust settles on the election, pundits rushed their judgments to satisfy the 24-hour continuous news cycle. The election results were so lopsided that it was hard for Democrat partisan pundits to not acknowledge the Republican wave. A more important story remains and it has to do with what happens in Obama’s remaining two years. It will likely produce a Democrat wave prior to 2016. This wave will be Democrats abandoning Obama in order to save their own careers.
Democrat Leadership The following proverb applies to more than politics, but its use is evident after the Republican wave election:
Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan.
Not surprisingly, all Democrats are running from responsibility regarding the election. Thus far, no one is willing to accept responsibility for the shellacking.
The President
Barack Obama, the prime suspect in the mugging from last Tuesday, pleaded innocence. Julie Pace of the AP expressed her surprise at Obama’s reaction:

This post was published at Economic Noise on NOVEMBER 7, 2014.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall Almost Started WWIII

Twenty-five years ago this week, the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe was collapsing. The Berlin Wall had been breached. The Communist East German government was literally swept away by the storm tide of history.
It was also the most dangerous moment the world had faced since the 1963 Cuban missile crisis. What would the Soviet leadership do? Just graciously give way or use its huge Red Army and KGB to crush the uprisings?
Interestingly, in a raw exposure of shameful historical enmity, Britain’s prime minister Margaret Thatcher and France’s president Francois Mitterand both called Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to urge him not to allow German reunification.
The Soviet Union’s reformist leader could have stopped the uprisings in East Germany, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. The mighty Group of Soviet Forces Germany (GSFG) based in East Germany had 338,000 crack troops in 24 divisions, with 4,200 tanks, 8,000 armored vehicles, 3,800 guns and rocket launchers and 690 combat aircraft.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on November 8, 2014.

If You Vote, You Have No Right to Complain: 11 Things to Do Instead

‘I heard that this was coming, so I’m not surprised by the timing,’ our in-house healthcare expert Jud Anglin wrote in response to yesterday’s letter from a Laissez Faire Today reader.
If you missed it, one reader received a notification from his health insurance provider the day after Election Day. Inside the email was a link to check out a ‘rate renewal letter.’
‘The main thrust of this letter (and that’s exactly what it felt like – right up my backside),’ your fellow reader wrote, ‘was that starting Jan. 1st, my health insurance ream-iums would be increasing by almost 15%, for the second time.’
Here’s what Jud wrote in response…
‘My wife and two boys were dropped by their private market insurance about a month ago.
‘Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the largest plan in the state, announced a rate increase of more than 13% on Oct. 22.
‘So that was before the election. Probably didn’t help Kay Hagen. (See: link)
‘Going forward, I recommend that all readers avoid the Obamacare open exchanges like a late-stage Ebola patient bleeding profusely from both eyes.
‘Go with a catastrophic plan combined with a health savings account.’
‘There is no utopia, as you may think,’ one reader, David G., wrote on Tuesday.
‘We, as humans, need someone to lead us. Otherwise, we have anarchy.
‘The problem is, most, if not all, politicians work for themselves, instead of doing what is best for their constituents and the country as a whole.
‘An alternative to our government is socialism, or worse, communism. To not vote means you don’t have any reason to complain.
‘I could go on, but you get the point.’

This post was published at Laissez Faire on Nov 7, 2014.

WE HAVE A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO FREE THE MINDS OF ALL AMERICANS

Please notice the above reference ‘Freeing America One Enslaved Mind At A Time.’ This is the key which could help people attain control over their thoughts, beliefs and ultimately their salvation. I do not have any hope that we can save the United States from the self-destructive course it is presently embarked upon. However, we in the Independent Media (IM) are in a position to help people gain control over their lives which would provide for them the information needed to survive in whatever lies in America’s future.
The key to freeing America is to gain control of the media. Does that sound like a daunting task? It is not, and that goal is within our grasp if we would only recognize the possibilities and seize the opportunities.
The mainstream media (MSM) is dying. They are desperate to do destroy the IM because the globalists behind the media curtain are risking the complete loss of absolute control as more and more of the people are beginning to figure out that they are living in a rigged game.
Google Analytics and Alexa Are Rigged Games Speaking of living and working in a rigged game, the manipulation by Google Analytics/Alexa ratings in which the metrics routinely show the same corresponding dip of ratings across the independent media board which defies believability from a statistics point of view. These are the actions of desperate people, desperately trying to hang on to their stranglehold on the truth.
I have very recently experienced my own personal attack from Google Analytics. I will use my website, The Common Sense Show, as a case in point. Last month, my metrics revealed that I had a record 1,002,5oo hits in October with 2.4 million page views. Two days ago, I wrote on article on the manipulation of the ratings for the independent media and I registered nearly 35,000 hits with 77,000 page views on November 6th. On November 7th, 2014, I had a total of 11,000 hits with 17,000 page views. I have not experienced such low volume since the third month my website was in existence. This is not just a matter of having a bad day because when I write an article that shows well, as was the case on November 6th, the impact lasts for 2-3 days.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on 08 Nov, 2014.

WHY SO GLUM NYC?

They clearly aren’t asking the right people. Maybe the researchers weren’t allowed into the penthouse suites of the Wall Street oligarchs. I believe they are the happiest motherfuckers on the planet. NYC is supposed to be the booming. It’s the financial capital of the world. Why so glum? Maybe it’s because 99% of the people in the NY metro area are nothing more than serfs, beholden to the lords of the manor living in 5th Avenue penthouses during the week and the Hamptons on the weekend.
It looks like my fine state of PA and Indiana take the cake for unhappiest states. I’m sure my new governor Tom Wolf will make us much happier with a dramatic increase in taxes. It seems I might be considered rich in his eyes.

This post was published at The Burning Platform on 7th November 2014.

Brussels Police Fire Tear Gas After Austerity ‘Protesters Overturned Cars, Lit Fires’

About 100,000 Belgians are in the streets of #Brussels fighting for a brighter kind of society! #NoFlemish pic.twitter.com/tHDiSJQXYw
— Furio B (@furiothinks) November 6, 2014

Belgium’s new center-right government imposed the austerity measures to cover budget shortfalls, prompting harsh reactions from the population.
The BBC said:
Belgium’s new government plans to raise the pension age, freeze wages and make public service cuts to meet EU targets.

This post was published at shtfplan on November 7th, 2014.

Russia Nears Completion Of Second “Holy Grail” Gas Deal With China

Six months ago, something few had expected would take place in 2014, or even in the coming years, happened: under Western pressure and out of a desire to diversify away from an increasingly hostile European market, Russia signed the so-called “Holy Grail” gas deal with China, pivoting away from the west and toward with Beijing.
As part of the deal, the two nations reached a $400 billion agreement to construct the Power of Siberia pipeline, which will deliver 38 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas to China. The compromise was a lower price than Gazprom would have otherwise hoped for, however in taking a cue right out of Amazon, “Russia would make up in volume what it lost in price.” This eastern route will connect Russia’s Kovykta and Chaynda fields with China, where recoverable resources are estimated at about 3 trillion cubic meters.
And then today, with little fanfare, Russia’s president Putin – whose economy is said to be reeling as a result of a plunging currency, paradoxically something Japan would love to be able to achieve on such short notice – told the media ahead of his visit to the Asia Pacific Economic Conference on November 9-11, that Moscow and Beijing have agreed many of the aspects of a second gas pipeline to China, the so-called western route, or as some already are calling it, the “second holy grail.”
‘We have reached an understanding in principle concerning the opening of the western route,’ Putin said. “We have already agreed on many technical and commercial aspects of this project laying a good basis for reaching final arrangements,’ the Russian President added.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/07/2014.

SP 500 and NDX Futures Daily Charts – Non-Farm Payroll Flop – FrankenFed

There was intraday commentary on the Non-Farm Payrolls report.
It was fine, if you want less jobs than expected at lower wages that can sustain anything like a recovery.
Things are not going smoothly for those required to live in the real world.
At some point, the pampered princes will have to notice that all is not well, and that the natives are growing restless.
I think what we saw in the midterm elections is some disenchantment with the happy talk, and blowback on the party in power.
The bloom is going to wear off the elephantine rose fairly quickly if the houses of Congress cannot do something a little more imaginative than trickle down, trickle down.

This post was published at Jesses Crossroads Cafe on 07 November 2014.

Malware in America’s Energy System – Since 2011

This was reported by ABC News . . . and no other Establishment media.
A destructive ‘Trojan Horse’ malware program has penetrated the software that runs much of the nation’s critical infrastructure and is poised to cause an economic catastrophe, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
National Security sources told ABC News there is evidence that the malware was inserted by hackers believed to be sponsored by the Russian government, and is a very serious threat.
The hacked software is used to control complex industrial operations like oil and gas pipelines, power transmission grids, water distribution and filtration systems, wind turbines and even some nuclear plants. Shutting down or damaging any of these vital public utilities could severely impact hundreds of thousands of Americans.
What is amazing is this: this fact is only now coming to light. This has been known inside public utilities circles since 2011.
Unnamed sources have blamed unnamed hackers with an unproven connection to the Russian government.

This post was published at Tea Party Economist on November 7, 2014.

Obama Authorizes Plan To Double Number Of Troops In Iraq

If you like your boots-on-the-ground, you can keep them… and have some more. Whether a strawman or not, Reuters reports that according to US officials, the U. S. military has drawn up plans to significantly increase the number of American forces in Iraq, which now total around 1,400, as Washington seeks to bolster Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State.
*OBAMA AUTHORIZES 1,500 MORE U. S. MILITARY PERSONNEL FOR IRAQ *OBAMA REQUESTING $5.6 BILLION MORE TO FIGHT ISLAMIC STATE *WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SAYS TROOPS WON’T BE IN COMBAT ROLE *PENTAGON TO SET UP NEW OPERATIONS, TRAINING CENTER IN IRAQ

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/07/2014.

Obama’s Week Just Got Worse: Supreme Court To Rule On ObamaCare Subsidies

Getting ‘shellacked’ in the Midterms, coming 2nd to Putin as the world’s most powerful person, and now, as AP reports, The Supreme Court agrees to rule on insurance subsidies in a new challenge to ObamaCare. Simply put they will judge whether subsidies for middle- and lower-income people are legal…
As AP reports,
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The justices on Friday say they will decide whether the law authorizes subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums.
A federal appeals court upheld Internal Revenue Service regulations that allow health-insurance tax credits under the Affordable Care Act for consumers in all 50 states. Opponents argue that most of the subsidies are illegal.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/07/2014.

The Madness of the EU’s Energy Policy

The stakes couldn’t be higher. Vladimir Putin has launched a devastating plan to turn Russia into an energy powerhouse. And Europe, dependent on Russian natural gas and oil for a third of its fuel needs, has fallen right into his hands: Putin can bend the EU to his will simply by twisting the valve shut.
Considering how precarious Europe’s economic security is, one would have thought that now would be a good time for the EU to reassess its energy policy and address the effect crippling energy costs are having on its struggling economy.
But the EU is never going to agree to a rational reappraisal of its policies, because eco-loons like its new energy commissioner, Violetta Bulc, have taken over the asylum.
A practicing fire walker and a shaman, she’s the sort of airy-fairy Goddard College type who only believes in the power of ‘positive energy.’ What will guide us in this frightening new era is, according to her blog, the spirit of the White Lions:
The Legend says that White Lions are star beings, uniting star energy within earth form of Lions. The native ancestors were convinced that they are children of the Sun God, thus embodying Solar Logos and legends say that they came down to Earth to help save humanity at a time of crisis. There is no doubt that this time is right now.
With the European Commission stuffed with green anti-capitalist zealots, it’s not surprising that the EU’s response to the challenges of a resurgent Russia is a complete break with reality.
The EU has come up with an aggressive climate plan – just like Obama’s. In defiance of all logic – if not Putin – it’s agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% and make clean energy, like wind and solar, 27% of overall energy use by 2030.
Instead of guaranteeing the ‘survival of mankind,’ this would cause the extinction of Europe’s industry – unless there’s a secret plan to massively expand nuclear power.

This post was published at GoldSeek on 7 November 2014.

Forget Tesla ‘D’ – This Is The Fastest Electric Car In The World

When we think of electric cars, probably the first thing that comes to mind is the Chevrolet Volt, which is smooth running but needs frequent recharging. Plus it’s no speed demon.
But if you think electric cars still deserve consideration, take a look at the ‘Grimsel,’ the creation of the technical schools ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. On Nov. 3 the studentsput the spurs to the car and got it to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) in 1.785 seconds, using less than 30 meters of track.
That’s nearly twice as fast as Tesla’s fleet Model S P85D. And it’s record-breaking.
One of the 30 students from the two schools, all members of the formula Student team at the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ), had the Grimsel roaring down a runway at the military airfield in Duebendorf to beat the old record of 0-to-100 kph in 2.134 seconds that had been held by an electric car built by the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology.
The new record is awaiting ratification by the Guinness Book of World Records.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/07/2014.

Labeling is a Bandaid – Ban GMOs Now!

I have watched while the GMO labeling movement got on its knees and begged and pleaded for the government to label GMOs, all the while proclaiming that labeling is the key to success. I have watched while ballot measures to label them were watered down to ensure that most GMOs would not even be impacted, and still a majority of the voting public has indicated that it really doesn’t give a rodent’s patoot about what we put in our mouths.
Measure 92 , the Oregon GMO labeling measure, lost by 1%. This was a measure to label only a portion of the 2% of GMOs that actually go into 85% of processed foods. It was the least we could do. And it failed.

But mark my words, the labeling crowd will still declare victory because the vote was so close. They will declare victory because they have to keep up appearances. They have to keep up the ‘fight’ while raking in the dough. We’re in it for the long haul, they will say. Next time it will be different. More people will be aware. Hogwash. By the time we get through with this labeling dance, we will be eyeballs deep in genetically engineered everything. How ya gonna label that?
If you were truly in it for the long haul, you would be advocating a ban on the planting and growing of 100% of the GMOs on the planet and not be concentrating on less than 2%. You would be amping up the real threat, which is the wholesale contamination of our entire food supply by GMOs. You would be like the people of Maui:
They got into Monsanto’s face. They accused Monsanto/Dow of spreading poison.
They didn’t say, ‘You have a right to know what’s in your food and we’re all nice people, and reasonable people have a right to disagree.’
They hit it hard.

This post was published at FarmWars on Nov. 5, 2014.

Another Fake Bin Laden Story – Paul Craig Roberts

RT, one of my favorite news sources, has fallen for a fake story put out by the Pentagon to support the fantasy story that a SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden, who died a second time in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a decade after his first death from illness and disease. This fake story together with the fake movie and the fake book by an alleged SEAL team member is the way the fake story of bin Laden’s murder is perpetrated. Bin Laden’s alleged demise at the hands of a SEAL team was a propaganda orchestration, the purpose of which was to give Obama a hero’s laurels and deep six Democratic talk of challenging his nomination for a second term.
Osama bin Laden died in December 2001 of renal failure and other health problems, having denied in his last recorded video any responsibility for 9/11, instead directing Americans to look inside their own government. The FBI itself has stated that there is no evidence that Osama bin Laden is responsible for 9/11. Bin Laden’s obituary appeared in numerous foreign and Arabic press, and also on Fox News. No one can survive renal failure for a decade, and no dialysis machine was found in the alleged Abbottabad compound of bin Laden, who allegedly was murdered by SEALs a decade after his obituary notices.
Additionally, no one among the crew of the ship from which the White House reported bin Laden was buried at sea saw any such burial, and the sailors sent messages home to that effect. Somehow a burial was held onboard a ship on which there are constant watches and crew on alert at all hours, and no one witnessed it.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on November 7, 2014.

Throwing Fish Overboard Warrant 20 Years in Prison

The Rule of Law is a highly dangerous manipulation of words. I have warned how government has broken all chains that bound it by flipping the Constitution from a POSITIVE restraint to a NEGATIVE one where it is now your burden to prove that they are going too far. This inversion in the Constitution allows any government agent to do whatever they like. There is absolutely nothing left to protect you and this is so critical to understand for absolutely everything that forms society hinges upon this very simple principle. They call themselves ‘honorable’ without ever earning such titles. Jefferson himself warned about having such confidence in government which would provide no protection to ‘assume’ they will always do the right thing. In fact – they do whatever it takes to preserve their own existence.
I often warn people against trading when you should not. There is nothing to do so you get bored and try to find something to trade that creates only losses. The rule of law is the same. Politicians get bored so they constantly write laws about anything that crosses their mind. The problem is, whatever they may intend, is not the way law is prosecuted.
As long as a Prosecutor can twist any event into a statute, it does not matter what the intent of the law might have been, it is hopelessly abused. Prosecutors and Judges could care less whatever the ‘intent’ of the law may have been. They question becomes – can they wrap those words around anything to inflict pain and suffering upon innocent people they may just not even like.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on November 7, 2014.