Recently, I was a guest on a radio show. At one point, I cited a mainstream journal review I have mentioned many times—the famous 2000 Journal of the American Medical Association revelation by Dr. Barbara Starfield, which concluded that the US medical system kills 225,000 people a year in the US.
The interviewer asked whether mentioning this could dangerously convince people not to go to a doctor, when they should see a doctor.
I hadn’t heard that gem in a long time.
—Maybe you shouldn’t talk about this, because it could give people the wrong idea—
As markets opened for Asian trading on Sunday evening in the Western time zones, the dollar continued its slide downward following the House’s failure to bring about a healthcare vote to the floor. And with gold moving up nearly $10 in the first couple hours of global trading, it may only be a matter of days or even hours before the dollar falls below, and gold crosses above, their 200 day moving averages.
On Friday the dollar index showed a close for the USD of 99.77, and had already dropped below its 50 and 100 day moving averages earlier in the week. And with Congress appearing to be in a stalemate following the healthcare vote debacle, the markets are not trusting in the legislature to be able to deal with upcoming debt ceiling discussion that is currently ticking down for the government.
This is perhaps one of Sergei Lavrov’s finest addresses. It needs to be read in its entirety to fully appreciate the scale and depth of Lavrov’s observations — although we’ve provided a very short excerpt for those with short attention spans.
Lavrov’s driving thesis is that the U.S.-led global order has abandoned the concepts of state sovereignty and international law, choosing political expediency over consensus.
Mental genius Chelsea Clinton made a complete a$$ of herself once again this past weekend.
Someone really needs to keep her away from the computers without supervision.
The Republican Party of Palm Beach County put President Lincoln in a #MAGA hat this year for its Lincoln Day Dinner.
A 21-year-old suspect who kicked in his ex-girlfriend’s door died from multiple gunshot wounds after the former girlfriend’s brother opened fire.
The incident occurred in Detroit on Tuesday.
According to ClickonDetroit, the suspect began kicking on his ex-girlfriend’s door around 8:10 a.m. The girl’s 32-year-old brother opened fire on the suspect, shooting him “multiple times in the chest” and killing him.
The country’s limited capacities to host people are already on the brink of collapse
Greece will cease taking back refugees under the controversial Dublin Regulation, as the country’s limited capacities to host people are already on the brink of collapse, the Greek migration minister announced in an interview.
RT reports that as the European Commission pressures Athens to re-implement the Dublin Regulation – stipulating that refugees can be returned to the first EU state they arrived in – the Greek migration minister told Spiegel his country is not in a position to do so. The agreement was put on hold for Greece back in 2011 over problems in the country’s asylum system.
For several years, rumors have swirled of silver investors being scammed by fake Chinese counterfeits of US silver coins – mainly from online auction sites.
We now have VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE of the Chinese Counterfeiting Ring the Fake Silver Coins Are Coming From:
The Chinese Counterfeiting Ring Exposed in the Photos Below is Not A One Man Operation.
This Appears to Be a Full-Fledged Counterfeiting Operation, and is Suspected of Pumping Out THOUSANDS OF FAKE SILVER COINS into the US Coin Market Every Month – Mainly to Unsuspecting Customers of Online Auction Houses With eBay Reportedly Being Hit the Hardest.
Perhaps even more brazen than the infamous theft of a bucket full of gold woth $1.6 million from an armored truck in broad daylight in Midtown Manhattan last September 29, moments ago local German press has reported that thieves broke into Berlin’s Bode Museum and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions.
“They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.”
Those are purported to be the last words of General John Sedgwick, spoken as he observed distant Confederate troops during the 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania in Virginia. (Historians debate as to whether these were his very final words or amongst his final words, but there is no debate as to whether he then received a mortal bullet wound to his face.)
Going back a bit further, British Prime Minister Lord North commented in 1774, with regard to the rebellious American colonies, “Four or five frigates will do the business without any military force.”
Over a mere two decades, the Pentagon lost track of a mind-numbing $10 trillion — that’s trillion, with a fat, taxpayer-funded “T” — and no one, not even the Department of Defense, knows where it went or on what it was spent.
Even though audits of all federal agencies became mandatory in 1996, the Pentagon has apparently made itself an exception, and — fully 20 years later — stands obstinately orotund in never having complied.
Because, as defense officials insist — summoning their best impudent adolescent — an audit would take too long and, unironically, cost too much.