Do You Know Why The Hair Is Standing Up On The Back Of Your Neck?
James Roger Brown ~ In disaster, peace, or war, we must survive under the circumstances in which we find ourselves. In doing so, we do not have to be provincial. It is easy to take comfort in the familiarity of a place, with people we have known for some time, shared political and religious ideology, or even with people who just speak the same language. However, history demonstrates to us that changes occasionally occur in the world that render being provincial a fatal flaw. In such times of crisis it may be advisable to closely scrutinize the survival value of intellectual structures through which information is organized about the external world. Provincialism may become a luxury we cannot afford under circumstances existing at a specific time. If an evaluation of the intellectual tools we use to deal with the world determines a certain thing is unreliable, it would be foolish to rely upon others who continue using it Continue reading
James Corbett – As GooTube goes on an AdSense purge of alt media we take a moment to remember that the entire “free and open” internet as we know it is just a flick of a switch away from total censorship. From censorship “bibles” and manipulated news feeds to bury brigades and disappearing front pages, viral truth content is already under attack. Are you prepared?
Tech Times – Google’s motto has always been, “Don’t be evil,” and most of the world believes in that promise. Ever since Edward Snowden blew the lid off the extensive Internet data collection and spying efforts of the National Security Agency (NSA), Google has claimed that they never willingly participated in the surveillance program nor did it share its servers with the NSA. Continue reading
For a century, logicians have argued that things are either true or false. Yet truth for one person can be a falsehood for another. Is it possible that truth is not about the nature of reality at all but describes what we think about what we say? Would such a heresy undermine meaning itself or liberate us to think afresh?
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Institute of Philosophy director Barry C. Smith goes in search of truth with Deleuzean James Williams and Oxford philosopher Anita Avramides.
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Gary Christenson of the Deviant Investor joins the podcast to discuss the impending economic collapse of the US economy and the demise of the Dollar.
Quoting a recent blog entry by Bill Holter, Christenson says, “What we have coming is a collapse of everything we have worked for and everything we’ve built and saved over our lifetimes and that of our ancestors.”
Gary’s empirical model for precious metals suggests a $10,000 price for gold by 2021 and that’s IF the Dollar doesn’t collapse by that time and IF we don’t hit hyperinflation first. In those two scenarios the price for gold could easily rise orders of magnitude higher than $10,000 per ounce when priced is Dollars.
GE Christenson is the owner and writer for the popular and contrarian investment site Deviant Investor and the author of the Kindle book, “Survival Investing with Gold & Silver.” He is a retired accountant and business manager with 30 years of experience studying markets, investing, and trading. He writes about investing, gold, silver, the economy, and central banking. His articles are published on Deviant Investor as well as other popular sites such as 321gold.com, peakprosperity.com, goldseek.com, dollarcollapse.com, brotherjohnf.com, and many others. Many years ago he did graduate work in physics (all but dissertation), so he strongly believes in analysis, objective facts, and rational decisions based on hard data.
aka Deviant Investor
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Financial writer and analyst Bix Weir predicts, “When we have our next crash, and it is coming, I believe it will be here this year, and that’s my final conclusion. I am looking around September, but I believe it has already started. When it does come, people will have a different mindset because they have learned so much. It won’t take too many people to stand in front of an ATM machine and not get their money to be really angry at these people who have rigged our markets and basically stolen our country over the last hundred years.”
Weir, who just released a book titled “Silver, Gold, Bitcoin . . . and God,” goes on to say, “People talk about the government taking us over, and they are going to have the police strong arm us. That’s only as long as the system is up and running. When the system fails, and it’s obvious that these people have screwed up the world, the police are not going to knock on doors taking houses. They, more or less, will not even be working because who is going to be paying them? They are going to go home and take care of their own house and their own friends. They are going to be just as mad at the government as we are. It is as very small amount of people who are going to get the blame, and that blame is going to come hard and fast. There will be justice for all the crimes that have been committed.”
Weir thinks the powers that be are preparing for a financial calamity. Weir contends, “Both the good guys and the bad guys want the crash to happen. The bad guys want the crash to happen because they know they are in trouble. They think if they crash the system, they will walk away with whatever they have.” And why do the good guys want the crash?
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on British corruption. David Whyte, professor in the Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology Department at the University of Liverpool, warns of a ‘national myth’ that Britain is not corrupt, saying there is widespread institutional corruption from politics to policing.
An Example Of Corruption
“There has recently been a fierce debate on the failure of the government to ring-fence or protect police forces from public sector cuts, fuelled largely by the Police Federation. But where is the fierce debate on ring-fencing and providing adequate resources for state agencies that are supposed to protect us from predatory villains in the upper echelons of the social hierarchy? Where is the fierce debate about the apparently virulent outbreak of high-end corruption cases in the corporate sector? It is time we started to think more seriously about how to properly resource and re-invigorate the public agencies that protect us from corporate greed.” – David Whyte – The Conversation Continue reading
This week has you focusing upon your career and life purpose. In particular, you’re asked to examine what your passion is, and trust that you will be supported as you follow your bliss.
You’re poised for a big positive life change, as soon as you’re ready to take the leap of faith. Pray for courage, support, and motivation, and you’ll receive help to fly like the angel that you are. This week is a highly supportive time to make positive changes in your career.
The big story this week is the election win of Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, and the implications for the Middle East. I predicted that the meddling Obama supporters were doing in Israel would backfire, and it did–big time. Netanyahu won, so now what? A Palestinian peace deal has moved to a back burner. Some in the press have reported Netanyahu has cancelled the so-called two state solution to form a Palestinian state.
That is not really accurate. Netanyahu said that “under prevailing conditions” the two state peace deal in not going to get done. What are the “prevailing conditions”? The peace negotiation broke off nearly a year ago. There is also increased violence, and major disagreements between Israel, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) continue to get worse, not better. Hamas and the PA are now aligned politically. The bottom line is look for more unrest and even more violence both inside and outside the borders of Israel. There is also talk of the Obama Administration going to the U.N. to try to push the two state deal. Continue reading
Theories, Mysteries and Mistakes
We assume our theories about the world are gradually uncovering the way it really is. Yet from quantum mechanics to post-structuralism, the reality the theories describe is contradictory. Should we conclude that the world is essentially unintelligible? Or is it simply the theories that are mistaken?
Founder of Loop Quantum Gravity Carlo Rovelli, post-postmodernist Hilary Lawson, and philosopher of mind Jennifer Hornsby confront the limits of our understanding.