MSM Ignored Real Issues

Greg Hunter USAWatchdog.com 

It’s hard to believe how little Americans know about the real issues facing them after $6 billion was spent by both parties getting their message out (a record $2 billion for President alone).  I don’t blame the politicians in this or any election cycle.  After all, why talk about tough issues and choices if you are not pressured to do so.  I blame the mainstream media (MSM) for acting more like cheerleaders and spin doctors than arbiters of truth for the public.  The MSM ignored the real issues while spending hours on things like the Trayvon Martin tragedy.   I do not know who is at fault, but I do know the MSM’s wall-to-wall coverage inferred there was a national problem of white on black murder when there is none.  According to the latest FBI information, around 90% of blacks are killed by black people (likewise for the white on white murder rate).  

The U.S. faces a financial storm of biblical proportions; I am talking a Noah’s Ark tsunami.  The real fiscal cliff isn’t what is coming at the end of the year.  It is the debasement of the U.S. dollar at the hands of the Federal Reserve that is printing $85 billion every month in “open-ended” currency creation.  According to experts, it is only a matter of time before the U.S. bond market collapses with an interest rate spike that money manager Michael Pento says will turn into “an interest rate shock that will make the Great Depression look like the days of wine and roses.”  Not a word in the debates or questions by the MSM to the candidates about money printing on a scale that has never been done in human history. 

The 2008 financial meltdown was caused by a housing crisis created by big banks.  They sold “liar loans,” packaged those loans into mortgage-backed securities, they were rated “Triple-A” when they were “toxic;” and when it all blew sky high, the bankers committed forgery, perjury and fraud that was politely called “robo-signing.”  According to Professor William Black, who was also a top regulator in the Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980’s, more than 1,000 financial elites were successfully prosecuted in the aftermath of the S&L calamity.  The 2008 meltdown was 70 times larger.  There has not been a single financial elite charged with a crime.  This fraud and crime is one of the main reasons the economy is still in deep trouble.  According to Fabian Calvo of TheNoteHouse.us, “We haven’t even scratched the surface of being at the bottom of the housing market.”  (His company buys and sells $100 million a year in real estate and sour mortgage debt.)  $40 billion of the $85 billion the Fed prints every month is going for continued banker bailouts.  You can talk all you want about raising taxes on rich, but the real money is in the banker bailouts.  No meaningful discussion or questions were asked of the Presidential candidates on this subject either.   

It has been widely reported the U.S. used al-Qaeda terrorists to help overthrow the Libyan government.  It is doing the same thing in Syria.  We all saw the results of this policy on 9/11/12 in Libya where four Americans (including a U.S. Ambassador) were killed in an al-Qaeda terrorist attack.  Calls for help went unanswered, even though there was a live Internet video feed going into the White House situation room.  No questions were asked by the MSM of either candidate of the logic and danger of this kind of foreign policy.  

The President can legally order the execution of any U.S. citizen without due process.  The President did just that last year when he ordered drone strikes in Yemen that killed three suspected American born terrorists.  Relatives are suing the U.S. government for wrongful-death.  According to a New York Times story, “The killings violated fundamental rights afforded to all U.S. citizens, including the right not to be deprived of life without due process of law,’ the complaint says.”  (Click here for the NYT story.)   There was not a single question asked of either Presidential candidate by the MSM about Presidential “license to kill.” 

Finally, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law by President Obama on New Year’s Eve 2011.  It allows for the indefinite detention of suspected terrorists which includes U.S. citizens.  This law overrides due process contained in the Constitution.  The President’s signing statement says, “I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens.”  But that didn’t stop President Obama, a Constitutional scholar, from signing it into law anyway.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called this act “. . . a stain on our nation’s history – one that will ultimately be viewed with embarrassment and shame.”  (Click here for more on the story.)  You can’t get more liberal than the ACLU; and, yet, the left and right were silent and asked no questions of either Presidential candidate about this Constitutional atrocity. 

The general public is blind to the great danger to the economy and our Republic.  I lay the blame squarely at the feet of the MSM for not doing its job for the public good.  PIMCO chief Bill Gross summed it all up in a tweet on Election Day that said, “Gross: Whew! It’s over. To the victor belongs the spoils of political power but to the US voter only continuing frustration will accrue.” 

Comments
  1. Rev. William Joslin

    Our country is in real trouble. The future of America has never looked worse. Not only did the msm not do their job, they have become about as corrupt as state run media in China, Iran or the former Soviet Union. What has happened to our country to bring it to this point. Where do we go from here? Only time will tell. But, it won’t be good. Sooner than later, we won’t even recognize what used to be the greatest nation in the world. And it’s not just Obama that has brought us to this point. Bush is just as guilty. And Romney wouldn’t have saved America. He would’ve only slowed down the train that we are on. I can’t get why so many people don’t understand that we are being destroyed by design by the fraud known as the two party system. There is no difference between the 2 parties. They want people to believe there is a difference by dividing on certain issues when the truth is they are both following the same playbook. I am afraid of what is coming. It saddens me to think of what we once were and what we have become. In a few short years, we will have gone from being the greatest nation on earth, envyed for our freedom and prosperity to being a third world nation. And sadly, we let it happen. Our forefathers are rolling in their graves. God help us all.

    • Greg

      Spot on Rev. William Joslin. Thank you for your comment.
      Greg

    • Dave USA

      Reverend, you are 100% SPOT ON !!!! Our once great Republic is being DESTROYED by the FAR LEFTISTS ( Communists) in Wash. And the SLIMESTREAM media are PARTNERS in this crime !!!

    • sam

      get real, MSM in america is very corrupt. I have to go to news from Iran, china and Russia to get the real news. so please don’t regurgitate what MSM tells you about news from other countries, they are better than ours.

    • erin

      To see the real truth according to the Bible, which is God’s Holy truth – be sure to consider what “legal rights” are in the realm of spiritual warfare. Who is the god of this earth you ask? Satan. By God’s word. God is allowing this until Jesus returns. Who has legal rights over God’s people when those same people DISOBEY God’s commandments, kill, abort babies, engage in perversion and other abuses?? Satan. Who can place a muslim president into office in the US even though the US was built on Christian/Judeo values and even though our Constitution says the President has to be born in the US??? You got it – Satan. The people of the US have voluntarily given up their rights to Satan by living as disobedient, perverse, abusive, self centered, prideful people. Hosea 4:6 says “my people perish for lack of knowledge”. Many will perish and be destroyed because they never knew who Jesus was and what kind of power He has over their eternal souls. If you are still breathing, you still have time to get on your knees and ask Jesus to forgive you and to come into your heart.

      • Kenny Stites

        Erin;

        Americian’s are a funny people today, they MUST have to see someone die befor they believe there is a problem. Then only if it a personally close do they take notice, if it is someone they don’t know, they just blow it off.

        Like 9/11 do they rally for a belief in a higher power than themselves. Then as a blink of the eye, it is gone. I was watching TV the moment it happened! It left a sinking feeling in my heart, forever…… I was changed,,,,forever.

        My belief in Jesus’s word has taken on a new meaning, for the better. I believe we are in “the end times”. Get prepared to meet your maker, whether of not you believe in Him. ” God WILL NOT be mocked.

    • Bill Brown

      hey revy willy, you could not be more wrong about that great, envyed (LOL) US of A. Nobody outside the borders of that Idiocracy ever envyed it, nobody ever admired it.

      US of A was born a criminal nation and has been the biggest, murderous parasite this earth has ever seen…. starting a war with Spain, genocide in the Philippines, murder in Korea, in Vietnam, Cambodia etc, Panama, Grenada, Chili, Iran, South America, Afghanista, Iraq, Lybia, Syria, soon Iran etc etc etc…..you always have and always will be a disgusting Criminal country until it will fall apart. The sooner the better.

      Oh, by the way, you bright people, there is no God….it is all made up, you have been had.

      Happy Twinkie Day

      • Greg

        Bill Brown,
        Thank you for commenting on the site because I think I have finally met the guy who knows it all. Peace and GOD bless you.
        Greg

  2. Brian

    Always good to hear you on Coast man!

    • Greg

      Brian,
      Thank you for your kind words. I thank God for people like you who support this site.
      Greg

  3. Catherine

    Greg, I’ve been researching the Fed Reserve ponzy scheme and the likely fall of the dollar for several months now and can’t believe how little you hear or see about this in the MSM. It keeps me up at night! I was so glad to hear you talk on Coast tonight. Besides gold and silver, are there any other safe havens for what little wealth the middle class has been able to accumulate through hard work? What is your take on Annuities, say a variable annuity with an inflation rider, or guaranteed return? Do you know, would these be any better than stock and bonds or cds if hyperinflation is coming? thank you for your efforts and insight into the truth about what is happening to our savings/retirements.

    • Greg

      Catherine,
      I would not hold long term assets in any form of paper. Thank you for your question and comment.
      Greg

      • Dwight

        Hi Greg:
        Heard of you and your website for the first time this a.m. on Coast to Coast AM. Also am enjoying your website as I went to it soon as I could sit down at a computer.

        I am from Canada and whatever happens in the US finally filters up to Canada. So you tell Catherine not to hold long term assets in the form of paper. In a nutshell tell me what I should look at investing (gold, silver,etc.)

        • Greg

          Dwight,
          There are plenty of interviews with experts and marterial that will give you direction on this site. I donot like to give investment advise. Thank you for your comment and question.
          Greg

    • This guy

      Catherine…
      I know what u mean. When I first discovered the Fed ponzi scheme and where it has to eventually lead, it kept me up at nights as well. My wife and I had just had a child at that point and I found myself sometimes apologizing quietly for bringing him into such a world.

      I got past the freak out stage and just do my best to try and stay informed. I’m also a good bit more careful with what I put in my mind, as there are lots of personalities in this movement who mix truth and lies in order to feed off of the hysteria, either emotionally or financially.

      Greg’s site is probably the best out there. I also like Max Keiser, a money guy who’s a bit ascerbic but isn’t afraid to call it as he sees it. The SGTreport is a great compilation site.”, gathering lots of news. videos, etc but you have to be a little discerning there. Greg Mannirino is also a steady competent source of info (GH interviews him frequently). Whatreallyhappened.com goes into the more conspiratorial angles but can also be a valuable info source.

      A lot of these ppl are understandably hesitant abt giving financial direction. No one wants to be sued or anything like that. I’d say start with getting some silver or gold coins thru a REPUTABLE dealer, ie Blanchard, GoldMoney, etc. from there u can dig a bit deeper. Shy away from numismatic coins, go for the value of the raw metal.No stocks or ETF’s, it’s all just paper. Keep enough cash around for emergencies, and in the bank to function. The silver and gold are investments for the long run, try not to be too emotionally involved in the spikes and dips in this area. I’m also looking to buy some rural land. Where I live timberland is a big investment and also reasonably priced. That way it works as an investment and a bug out locale if needed.

      Also, start stocking up some extra food and water. You’ll be called crazy by everyone…except those who are now living in the aftermath of Sandy. The govt cannot and WILL not help you, period.

      Finally, try not to let this all disturb you too much-easier said than done, I know. But your emotions can also get in ur way. It sucks to finally see the world as it is, very UNlike the way we were taught. But it’s best to know the truth so that one can act and prepare in their and their families’ best interest. From one who’s been there, I hope this helps.

      • DV

        TG,

        “I’m also looking to buy some rural land. Where I live timberland is a big investment and also reasonably priced. That way it works as an investment and a bug out locale if needed.”

        If you’re really looking to bug out, you need to be already living on that land, and learning to survive on it. It’s way too late to talk about investment.

        • Saq

          Hi. I just thought I would add veteranstoday.com. another good website from a military angle.

          Great work Greg.

          • Greg

            Thand you Saq for all the comments.
            Greg

  4. TimeTraveler

    Greetings Greg,

    You are so very right, not a single economic gangster behind bars, as the American people tonight have voted Mr Obama to finish off what he started 4 years ago, or I should say what a very few evil men who started the Federal Reserve some 100 years ago had planned secretly, in an attempt take over this country by creating wars, recessions, and depressions, and toppling over 3rd world countries who did not buckle under what the US government thought was in their best interests on how to run their societies.

    The End Game has been very well planned out, but it even goes further back than 100 years, it goes back to the time when the banking system was brought into existence during the Babylonian days, and then brought to Europe and the Roman Empire. The Rothchilds have been in power for a very long time!

    But it even goes further back than that. It goes back over 200,000 years to when mankind was barely walking upright, when ancient civilizations came here to this planet searching for the one element that was used for one purpose, and that was Gold. It was used for the one thing most precious to them, immortality. You see they were the Gods of their time, and they put up the tempory curtain in the human consciousness to block out your ancestry, and who your true forefathers were.

    Most humans don’t know their true origins, but some have awakened to where they truly come from. We are all shooting stars from the same word or thought, from the source of all creation. We all all gods, for he made us of himself. The universe is in all of us. Every entity in the cosmos shares the same atoms. As Above, So Below. ONENESS. The Lords of the Cycles have been watching over humans for a very long time.

    IT is time to leave behind the wars, the killing, the greed, and the corruption! It is time to live by the virtues of the Human Heart. Love and Compassion, The Light of the universe, it connects everything that exists. The knowledge of the cosmos awaits.

    As I watched only for a minute the chemically induced and brainwashed American people dance and celebrate, their fate awaits them, and it will not be very pretty to watch! This planet is awakening, as she is ready to give birth to a new human consciousness, and in the process renew herself, as Gaia is the most sacred place in this universe. Her feminine energy is the brightest in all the cosmos. As we enter the galactic plane, the amount of energy coming from the center of this galaxy is going to be tremendous. It will create a new human race, one of the Light.

    There is no need to focus on todays events. The source of all creation is about to deal with the greed and corruption as he did 6,000 years ago when the Great Flood occured. It is time to look inward, to balance ones self, and reconnect to this beautiful planet and her energy, as the indigenous people of this planet have learned thru the ages.

    Have faith and beleive in ones self, and gain the wisdom that awaits you. There is no time left to ponder. Our Father who created this world is ready to lay his mighty hand down on this world. Those awakened will be watched over, but I’m afraid this world as you know this reality will no longer exist. Change is coming, but for some a most wondrous journey is about to begin! The growing pains are over, the Tree of Life awaits those with pure heart!

    Love & Compassion,

    TimeTraveler

    • Greg

      Thank you TimeTraveler for weighing in.
      Greg

    • chris1

      ‘Gaia is the most sacred place in this universe. Her feminine energy is the brightest in all the cosmos. ”

      Gaia is a myth or I shot her w/my Glock 40.

  5. John

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    Valerie Jarret – “After We Win This Election, It’s Our Turn. Payback Time.” Did team obama just show their true intent

    by ☆astac☆PostedNovember 03, 2012

    Related Topics: Obama, Congress, Nazi, White House, The White House, Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama, God, War, Conservative, Progressive, Leadership, Christian, Election, representation, Time, Michelle, Hell

    Read More Should the U.S. Welcome Wealthy Chinese…

    Valerie Jarrett, did you just threaten the American people? Was your statement
    a “shot across the bow” of every Conservative in this country? Are you so very
    sure that Obama, or should I say Jarrett will win this election, that you use
    the word “When” instead of the word “If”?

    For
    those of you who don’t know this witch among witches, her name is Valerie
    Jarrett, she is the senior White House advisor to Barack Obama. He doesn’t make
    a move, or a statement without consulting Valerie Jarrett first. Valerie was
    brought into the Obama White House, because both Barack and Michelle owe her,
    “big time”. Make no mistake about Jarrett’s power over Obama and the rest of
    the cabinet. Valerie is an A-1 Communist/Socialist/Progressive, and she isn’t
    afraid to admit it. Her goals are every bit as lofty as Obama’s goals.
    However, it is Valerie Jarrett’s evil and diabolical mind that sets the stage,
    makes the plans and her orders are carried out to the “T”!!!

    I was
    going ask you to click on the above link, and read what Valerie Jarrett stated
    to her White House minions, but I believe I will tell you right now, and if you
    need to read further background and the whole story, which I suggest
    wholeheartedly, you can click on the link, the story itself is actually a short
    one, but well worth your attention. So, here it comes, ready or not?!? Valerie
    Jarrett said:


    After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us
    is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who
    helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve.
    There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us
    this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges
    ready to go.”

    Now,
    what do you think she meant by making a statement like that? Connotations of
    Nazi fascism are crossing my mind, how about yours? When I close my eyes, I can
    imagine Obama’s “SS”, under the direction and leadership of Valerie Jarrett
    coming to my home and dragging me out to put a bullet in my head, simply because
    I write a Conservative Christian Blog. Is that what she meant when she said: ” Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready
    because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who
    opposed us will get what they deserve.” ??? What exactly did you mean
    Valerie? I think I’m on the right track. How about when she said: “Congress won’t be a problem for us this time.” Is
    Valerie alluding to the fact that when Obama wins this election, the United
    States will have been “fundamentally transformed” from a Democratic Republic
    into an Obama/Jarrett Dictatorship, or will that be the Jarrett/Obama
    Dictatorship? Does she mean that “congress” won’t be a problem, because there
    will no longer be a congress, and “We the People” will not have representation
    in Washington? Oh yes, that is exactly what she meant, I don’t doubt that one
    bit. I guess the people won’t need representation anymore, because in the
    Obama/Jarrett ideological pseudo-nirvana nation, only those two will decide what
    is good for the people, the “collective”, if you will.

    I
    imagine all of you readers are discerning enough to read out of Jarrett’s
    statement what you will. I see it as a “Declaration of War” by the White House
    to the American people. One thing it is not, is an idle threat, and it
    shouldn’t be taken lightly. Valerie Jarrett’s statement, in my opinion is at
    the very least, “extremely disturbing”. It is a look into the very near future
    and into the black hearts of those who are now in control of this
    nation.

    I have
    a word for Valerie Jarrett: “You do not know what resistance
    is, until you’ve threatened the resolve of the American people”!

    God
    Help Us

    Sincerely,

    The
    Watchman

    +41

    Read More: http://sargee5.blogspot.com/2012/11/valerie-jarret

    • cletus

      watchman:
      this is scary stuff. I have a very uneasy feeling about this election. Like it was too easy for Obama given the horrible economic conditions. Don’t quote me on this but my fear is that some jihadist will attempt to assassinate him thinking that Biden is so incompetent, they can take advantage of that. I have never felt so “out of tune” with all these Obama supporters. I think they just drank the kool-aid and remain oblivious to what is happening around them. Kind of like Jim Jones in Ghana in 1979.
      Scary stuff.

      C.

      • Greg

        cletus,
        I pray President Obama is never harmed in any way. That would be horrible for the country.
        Greg

        • George Too

          Amen on that one Greg. I pray for our President, too. I shudder at the thought of bin Biden being in charge of a lemonaid stand, much less the nuclear football

      • Saq

        What was the alternative? Romney? I voted for Obama (God help us all), but only as the lesser of 2 evils. I don’t trust either one of them but what decided it for me was Obama not meeting with Nuttin yahoo. I am hoping we can avoid WWIII. Ron Paul was the only real hope we had and the sleeping masses screwed that up.

  6. ARIZONA

    Can’t figure out whats wrong,I’ll tell you whats wrong,any non-christian can tell you,they see it ,but the churches don’t,the churches HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP,anything is OK in there eyes now,and YAHUVEHS hand of protection has been removed and no one and not a church in america cares,RECESSION,you wished,there’s a famine coming and it will be horrorifing,america has not seen anything yet, Obama will now destroy this country and the churches will cheer it on,the election was rigged and it will be proven,NO ONE REALIZES WHO OBAMA IS YET,and the book of prophecy warned about his coming to power,daniel-8:11,8:12,ever seen a plane crash,NO survivors,replace the airplane with america and you will understand what daniel warned about………..

  7. ARIZONA

    I’ll tell you guys over at usawatchdog,the moderation into politically correct talk is about to end for everyone now, cause now obama can do what ever he wants,with a dead church,and the queen and UN behind him HE WILL BE COMING FOR YOU,the america we knew ended jan.20,2009 ,now mass death is going to be the new order of the day,get right with the lord,there won’t be any warning…your first amendment rights got moderated right out the window by your own hand,YOU WILL WISHED YOU HAD NOT DONE THIS………………

  8. Johann

    I am sad to hear that people still are trying to hold on to that which will not save them. Neither gold or silver can be eaten. I live in Austria and after world war 2 nothing had value except that which could sustain life. America is about to dissolve into civil chaos as will the rest of the world. When money fails and their is nothing to buy what will you do? Trust only what you read in the scriptures. Neither Republican or Democrat have the interest of the people at heart. The enemy has been given access to your borders with their blessing. The drug cartels are a much greater threat than Iraq or Afghanistan. You spend your wealth on needless wars and waste the lives of your valiant young men and women while the real enemy is being protected by the highest offices of your land. God help you.

  9. Marcel

    ‘I lay the blame squarely at the feet of the MSM for not doing its job for the public good’

    I agree with you for the most part but you have to give credit where credit is due.
    The media were only clay in the Potter’s hand.
    This nation redirected it’s course away from any safe harbor to directly into the approaching iceberg some time ago.
    We have been given the Captain of the floundering ship America deserves a captain who will stay on the pre-determined course.

    “He makes nations great, and destroys them;He enlarges nations, and guides them.
    He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth,And makes them wander in a pathless wilderness.
    They grope in the dark without light,And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.”
    Job 12

  10. jay2

    Greg. Man your on fire. (Great on coastocoastam last night.) Now your hammering like a master carpenter. I really believe more then ever there are powerfull people working in the shadows controlling every aspect of our Money,Freedom,and our destiny. Keep up the good work.
    Oh ..How can one put Oboma aginst Oboma and expect Oboma to lose?
    may i refresh everyones mind to what the RNC has become.
    http://youtu.be/B39W91O-rUg

    • Greg

      Thank you Jay2,
      Greg

      • jay2

        Greg . im tired. my conections are demanding answers,//I have none to give. except TRUST GOD.

  11. Art Barnes

    Way to go on Coast man, you summed it up about the issues not covered and the state of the pending “fiscal cliff”. This is clearly not my fathers country! What gives me some solace is that he past on just before 911 and didn’t live to see the deep downward spiral the commenced in earnest from the slight gradual decline before of so many apple pie virtues he deeply believed in. Frankly, Romney would just have slowed down the train of derailment, not fixed it. Its been said many, many, times, but this time I really mean it: GOD BLESS AMERICA as we are in dire need of it.

    • Greg

      Thank you Art for your kind words and for your support of this site.
      Greg

  12. Jonas

    Just look at how much the banks own compaired to 1980 and these days. They own this country. And we are amazed they own the president candidates and the president himself?
    I bet that in 4 years from now, the banks will own 60% of this country and 99% in 2020.

  13. George Too

    Greg,
    I have never seen the media actively withhold info that was news as they have done this time. Where were the hard questions? How can people vote for Obama with hope when he did not perform? The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and expect different result. I guess that means a little over half of our voters are crazy. After all, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Exactly what has Obama done in the past that could give ANYONE hope? Obamacare? It is a job-destroying program designed to end employers giving healthcare to employees. After all, it is unfair for my wife to have health care provided as part of her salary with so many illegal aliens that need “FREE” health care.
    Obama’s win means doom to the middle class. Those making a good living and expecting me to pay for their health care so they can afford that BMW instead of paying for it themselves have a rude wakening. You can’t get something for nothing. Even air isn’t free. You disagree. IF you don’t have the food to power your body to contract your diaphragm you can’t pull in that “free air!” People are starving in NYC yet they voted for Obama because he showed up saying he would demand action in 15 minutes. AND NO ONE IS GETTING ANYTHING IN 15 MINUTES. I for one am not going to work extra to pay for someone else,
    My daughter voted for Obama because “he’s for women’s rights.” That’s coming from a 23 year old that is unemployed with a degree she can’t seem to get a job with. I told her that if Obama was re-elected, my wife and I were going to re-evaluate my business. I am not going to take all the risk of being in business and put our taxes, which are going up any way, into that dreaded 250K+ zone. I hope that Obama can find someone to steal from to give her money because I no longer can afford to.
    The end of America has to be near.

    • Greg

      George Too,
      Thank you for weighing in on this and adding to the content of this post!!
      Greg

    • BOB D

      When healthcare became free, Reagan’s EMTALA healthcare mandate.
      When immigration became a new problem. Reagan’s Immigration Reform Act. 1986.
      The Immigration Reform Act. would of work but the enforcement side of the law hurt the bottom line of the corporations.
      Corporations had a good friend’s under Reagan. They got cheap labor and had the public pick up healthcare cost.

    • cletus

      george too:
      Your comment about your daughter struck a chord with me as my 19 year old daughter last week asked me if it was true that Romney was mean to his high school classmates and that he strapped his dog to the top of his station wagon. OMG, Pleeeeeeeeze tell me it ain’t so. And the crazy thing is my daughter is an A student in college (and otherwise bright kid). All of this support what I believed all along. From the first day you drop your 5 year old off at school to the day they graduate from college, they are literally assaulted with mindless propaganda that emphasizes things like entitlements, social justice, and guilt-ridden feelings that lead to victimization. They are victims of the “system”. They are entitled to handouts. They must tolerate everything with no accountability or responsibility for their actions. Let me tell you as a parent it is very tough to combat this “programming”. We don’t have enough time with them to counter all this misinformation. Sorry state of affairs. But when combined with pivotal national elections like the one this week, it is a prescription for disaster.

      C.

      • George Too

        C,
        My daughter was on the Deans list every semister as was I. Letting your children go to public schools are like turning them over to the liberal version of the Hitler Youth. It is truly as sad state of affairs

        • Fred M. Starkey

          AMEN. You are not along. You mean is like, not are like.

    • SRV

      George,

      You are blessed to be making $250K a year (btw, only the income over 250 will be taxed more… you will get a tax cut on everything up to 250 unless the GOP House has it’s way) and you’re crying the blues while millions are poor and hungry?

      It is you, and those like you, who are the root cause of the problem with America… those that have can never get enough, and have no regard for the collateral damage. And FYI, 84% of the states that did not vote for President Obama were net “takers” from the federal government (they took more in funding than they returned in taxes)… only 23% of those that went for the president were “takers.”

      Greg,

      While I agree the scope of the Travon Martin coverage was excessive (at least it cut into Linsay Lohan time though), how could you possibly see it as a white on black crime issue? It is of course an issue of equal protection under the law… without the coverage, the corrupt police would have simply let Mr. Martin walk, believing his story of the sinister looking black hood(ie) up to no good.

      Just who is it you’re “watching” out for?

  14. Jim H

    A free press is the cornerstone of a free Republic. Unfortunately we have not had a free press in this country for several decades.
    We have a corporate owned press which is used as a propaganda machine for corporate interests.
    The only place the citizens can find truth is through blogs like yours.
    Although the truth is only a minority have any concern or the intelligence to comprehend what is happening, or why.
    Keep up the good work.

    • Greg

      Thank you Jim H,
      Greg

  15. George Too

    And I am all for gridlock if it keeps Obama from making us more communist

  16. George Too

    Should one compromise one values? I think if you compromise your values, you don’t have any values. Moral Values should be absolute. I don’t want the Tea Party or Republicans to compromise my values or my liberties.

  17. Stan

    I am a small business owner. My plan forward is to cut spending in both my business and personal life. I have been foolish in thinking that somehow everything would be fine and we could just continue our way of life. I have cut back my spending last year but nothing like I will do going forward. I know that my taxes will be increased. I know my US dollar purchasing power will be destroyed. I know that there is going to be unrest and violence in the streets of our country. From this day forward I plan to purchase only items that allow me to produce my own food or can be used to prepare for hard times ahead. Every dollar I have that I wont spend on preparing will be put into gold, silver, or items that I can sell at a later time like ammo. And last of all I have given up on the idea that we can save our country. Its now a matter of personal survival.

    • Greg

      Thank you Stan for the real world real time information you shared on this site.
      Greg

  18. Lulu

    Greg, for the first time ever, I have to say I disagree with you.
    Regardless of the spin from the MSM, the facts are more than clear. The facts from Bengahzi are more than clear. NO ONE CARES!!
    The masses will continue to choose: ingnorance, laziness and hand-outs. Pride and self-respect are things of the past. This is now about the Remnant..not the masses. Jesus died for the Remnant. May every person reading this become the change they would like to see in the world. Especially if we call ourselves followers of Christ. It must begin with us. God please have mercy on the Remnant.

    • Greg

      Thank you Lulu.
      They will care soon enough. There are consequences for our economic actions coming and they will be unmerciful.
      Greg

    • jay2

      I fail to see the disagreement.

  19. Bob

    Now that the “Who is the next President?” settled. Here is the reality. Local town near me.Hardware store and meat locker closed a few years back. Latest is the lumber yard shutting door’s. Small restaurant on life support.Another hamburger stand up for sale. All business is blowing away in the wind. My friends boy is jobless as his company he worked many years for ,closed and shipped the whole place to MEXICO! Politicians mantra “More Job’s” kind of hard to get a job if the manufacturing plant is moved oversea’s!!! Talking to wife about withdrawing 50% of 401K as the purchasing power is dropping everyday! We are debt free but expenses go up every day for sure! Thanks for the “Real Truth” Greg ,have passed website to others to get the information the is needed!

    • Greg

      Thank you Bob. Many have written me to tell em they liquidated their 401-K completely and went directly into Gold and Silver coins. FYI.
      Greg

  20. Larry

    The real problem in Syria ( and elsewhere ) is that we are arming Muslim terroists and depriving the Christian militias arms and a support.

    sigh.

    We were once a nation under God…

    • Saq

      You are right about that. On both accounts.

  21. Mike

    As Canadians, my wife and I observed the American election with intense interest. History has shown neither Marxisim, Communism nor Socialism has ever worked. We do not beieve it will work in America either for as one great thinker said in one of his brilliant books
    [ I believe it was Eric Hoffer ] ” WITHIN THE BREAST OF EVERY SOCIALIST BEATS THE HEART OF A DICTATOR “-

    As another great thinker said ” WE LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES ” We do indeed. Good luck USA !

  22. Navy91

    I am afraid that we may have reached the tipping point, where too many people understand that they can vote themselves money. Rome has started to burn.

    Everyone, please be safe, be strong and prepare as best you can!
    Tangibles!!

    • Greg

      Thank you Navy91.
      Greg

  23. Frosty

    Greg,

    I wouldn’t go so far as to lay the blame for the current situation squarely at the feet of the MSM for not doing its job for the public good. Instead, I consider it from a historical point of view and see current events as having evolved due to powers beyond the control of just the MSM.

    Going back to a time before World War 1,a man named Edward Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud, introduced the concept using the mass media to help President Wilson influence public opinion regarding America’s participation in that war. He believed the people could be swayed more easily by pleas to their emotions than by calls to reason or logic. “Bringing democracy to all of Europe” was the plea that sold the public on sending their children to slaughter and to be slaughtered in the war. Its interesting that that same slogan is still trumpeted out today.

    In the 1950’s, his crowd psychology techniques began to be implemented by business communities on a for-profit basis and the media was carried along on that lucrative ride. Slowly, it became more and more a tool used for public relations and advertising purposes than as a source of information. Today, the MSM has evolved to function primarily as an instrument used to instruct and direct public opinion rather than to inform it simply because that role constitutes an immensely more profitable business. We all love that money, not just the MSM.

    Given its ability to convince and control the masses, up to a certain point without their knowing about it, this phenomenon can be extremely dangerous to the peoples’ liberty and freedom. Just convince them that their personal problems can never be solved unless their government or a bank takes the lead, and all of the rational words spoken by people like Jefferson or Washington will fall on deaf ears. What power that holds!

    This is the situation we have today and whether there is mal-intent involved or not makes little difference. Those who hold the reigns of this beast will naturally ride it motivated by self interest. How could it be otherwise? Are people saints?

    If those holding the reigns are psychopaths who believe that they were created with spurs on their heels while the rest of us were created with saddles on our backs, and who believe that the happiness of humanity depends on their ability to attain more power and more wealth in order to more efficiently control and guide us, then so be it. What could we have done to change things except kept our faith pure and rejected mortal men as being our leaders?

    But please know in your heart that the One who created all things still reigns regardless of who else or what else we worship. He said that the truth will eventually set us free. So keep pushing for that elusive truth Greg because you are on the winning team.

    • Greg

      Thank you Frosty for adding to the content of this post and for your kind words.
      Greg

  24. Chuck Allen

    Hi Greg,

    I was certainly disappointed with the reelection of Obama. His policies will now be continued, with the continued full-on help of the congress. Our country is in great danger and the people have set the path to our destruction. The MSM aside, We the People have been negligent and will suffer the consequences. It is our fault!

    I wonder what course countries like China, our biggest debt holder and Japan who also holds a lot of American debt, will take now. They can clearly see that the dollar is on its way to worthlessness. How soon and how much of the dollars they hold will be sold off to recover some portion of the money owned to them. When this happens I believe the U.S. will immediately crash financially.

    After the bankers place America into receivership, will Obama be the “Appointed One” to run the country until a new administrator is appointed? Maybe Uncle Ben Bernanke? We could be another Greece as far as a leader is concerned.

    It is a sad day for our “dumbed-down” country.

    Keep smilin’ Greg!

    • Greg

      Thank you Chuck.
      I will get worse from here. The dollar will be punished unmercifully form here on out. More expensive everything.
      Greg

  25. Phillip Fleming

    We have to remind our selves that we live for Christ and the conclusion of all of our thoughts and deeds comes down to what did we do for Christ. I have posted before that Obamas re-election would be a sign to me that the stage was being set for the return of our Lord. When we read the book of Revelation we read about a world and a government/Political situation that before now couldn’t exist. Now I believe it can. That’s not religious fanaticism speaking, just the logical conclusion arrived at through study of the word. All Christians believe in the second coming but somehow, those who speak of it in real time get listed as coo-coo’s. Well, as a Christian I have always welcomed his return but was mystified by the world situation that the Bible described so long ago. Obama’s history and actions while in office the first 4 years has shown me that God can use him to set the stage for his return. There is peace in knowing that the big things in life are out of our hands. It is a privilege to be able to participate in this world as limited as it may be. Your mom and I take our patriotic responsibilities very seriously and part of that is because we feel such a kinship to the founding fathers who chose to pull from their spiritual guide while forming this great country. The USA was the culmination of all great thoughts rooted in the biblical principles that is the word of God. We have made our mistakes like slavery but we corrected that and God has always shown his grace upon our shores and allowed us the blessings that made it possible for us to be the big brother all the world needed when times turn sour. Strange as it is, we are one of the youngest countries to be taking on the mantle of overseeing big brother, but that is how it is. We have as a nation allowed the foundation of Christian principles erode and with it the strength of our fortress has deteriorated. In many ways a nation is like a person. If we allow our selves to be spiritually swayed by the world around us we will fail as Christians. Satan will throw what ever he has towards us to distract us from Gods will and sometimes it is in the form of what we think are blessings. We have been blessed in this nation with resources and coastlines and mountains and green valleys and every weather pattern imaginable. Something for everyone as one may say. Now Our country is so busy making itself a place for everyone, that there is no room for God. So in closing, We are where we are now because it is where we must be. There is a greater cleansing coming to us that is much greater that a simple election. We failed to see the big picture in this past election season. We do that some times. We think small on the big stuff and spend enormous amounts of time and energy on things that do not measure up to a flea bite in the grand scheme of things.
    So . Where are we today? It is time to get our houses in order. We will be hit in ways that we have never had to endure before. Things we have read about and shake our head and pray for others for. We see it now in the North where people are starving and freezing and are subject to looting and are literally living in fear. This will be the new normal after a while for many of us. Our country has crossed a tipping point that we all knew was coming. It was not in Gods plan that we recover from the last hit we took in “08” because we didn’t learn anything from it. We are on the same track to depression we were on then but now we are weaker than when we started. There is talk of a turn around, but when it is build on borrowed money. Well, we all have experience in that area and how is it working for us. No one ever borrowed their way into prosperity. True riches on this earth can only be measured in the heart and they can not be taken away or devalued at the whim of strangers. While others flounder with the new reality, wondering how they will ever get back where they used to be, we will focus on where we are going and as Christians, that has always been an easy point.
    Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
    Look full in his wonderful face,
    Then the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
    In the light of his Glory and Grace.
    Now is the time to make this song an anthem to a new way of life.
    God bless and be strong in the coming days.

    • George Too

      If you read further into the good book it says no man knows the time of the coming

    • slingshot

      @ Phillip.

      Now we are going to find out, if there really is a God.

  26. nm

    I voted for Obama even though I understand the financial calamity that is coming. My rationale was a follows: The debt train has left the station. Neither candidate can fix this problem. It’s too late.

    Therefore, my vote for Obama was a vote for the social issues that he represents (pro-choice, pro-immigration, pro-gay rights and a more inclusive and racially diverse America, not divided by right-wing extremism and racial hatred (e.g. Paul Ryan rallying his supporters & telling them that America should remain a Judeo-Christian nation; that’s code language and I didn’t like it)

    I understand that my standard of living will probably go down, but in all honesty, I”m like most Americans (I owe more in debt than I bring in and I have very little in the way of savings. Inflation will slowly wipe out my debt)

    I have lived in a third world country and understand that human beings can survive with very little (you don’t 3 tv’s, 3 cars, new clothes every weekend, an Ipad, an Iphone, etc)You need food and shelter. I have that and I will survive.

    • Greg

      NM,
      I know the left like to use the phrase right-wing extremism and racial hatred but that is not supported by fact. Before President Barack Obama sat in Rev. Wrights church for 20 years without a peep about what wright was saying. I linked to an ABC news story with some of his preaching. If this is not hateful I don’t know what is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36T1fnIafC0 President Obama signed into to law the NDAA. His Justice department is fighting to keep this law even though if contradicts due process provided in the Constitution. This is a fact and not open for debate. I am not a Romney supporter as he too is for the NDAA Constitutional atrocity, but the libertarian wing of the party may have slowed down the tyranny. By the way, Gay rights are a Constitutional issue because the Constitution’s major tenant is “equal protection under the law.” Any libertarian is for the Constitution and therefore for the rights of all, and yes that includes Gay people. The ACLU called the NDAA this a “stain” on the nation. I cannot see how any Liberal can stand by and watch this kind of destruction of basic human right to due process and not utter a word in protest or disapproval. I do not think you are correct when you say “Inflation will slowly wipe out my debt.” I think inflation will not be slow at some point, and it will not wipe out debt but wipe out the population. Be careful what you wish for. Thank you for your comment and for supporting this site.
      Greg

    • George Too

      nm,
      So you have food and shelter now. you seem to think you will have it in the future. Where do you think your food is going to come from? as far as “America should remain a Judeo-Christian nation”, what do you find offensive about that?

    • Lulu

      nm,
      Your words of explanation are the sadest, most pathetic I have ever read. Are you actually a man?? I pray not!! Regardless, you are exactly what is wrong with this once wonderful Nation. Zero Courage, Zero Passion, Zero Life. If you really dislike what this Country was founded on…why don’t you prove it and move to another one???

  27. Joanna

    Hi Greg,

    Bravo!! Another spot on article.

    I have a question. I know you don’t give advice but I have to ask. What do you to say to people that can’t pull their money out of the market because the company for which they work for does not allow it. My money is in prison!! I basically will have to watch it soon disappear. Either that, I quit my job and pull it out but that’s not a good decision either. It’s a lose, lose situation!

    • Greg

      Joanna,
      At the very least cut back to contribute only to what the company matches. Some folks have written me and said the same thing, so they stopped contributing all together and started buy gold and silver coins on a weekly or monthly basis with the diverted 401-K cash. You also might check into to hardship provisions of your plan. You should also check out borrowing against it and what the downside to that will be. 401-K was designed by Wall Street and they want to keep you at the gambling table. So sorry. I wouldn’t quit my job unless you were offered a big buyout.
      Greg

  28. MItch Bupp

    The game continues ….. however, the math can not be fooled; twisted or denied ….. The dollar will fall ….Austerity on the American people will finish the job. The GDP is 50 percent government pending…. there is no way to increase the GDP and cut government spending…..

    Thank You Greg, Another on-the-spot report

    • Greg

      Mitch,
      My goodness, look at the stock market today. This is a relief sell-off!
      Greg

  29. Fred

    One word. GREED

    • Greg

      Thank you Fred and Scottar.
      Greg

  30. Scottar

    One bright fellow noticed this:

    Dollar values are based on 1967 dollar value since this was the first time CPI hit 100

    Year $ value event
    1800 – 1812 1.96 – 2.12 war of 1812

    1812 -1824 1.96 – 3.03

    1824-1833 3.03 – 3.44

    1833-1853 3.44 – 4.00

    1853-1861 4.00 – 3.70 civil war

    1861-1865 3.70 – 2.17 end of civil war

    1865-1873 2.17 – 2.77 begin long depression

    1873 – 1898 2.77 – 4.00 Spanish American war 1898

    1898-1913 4.00 – 3.36 fed res 1913

    1913-1914 3.36 – 3.32 WWI begins

    1914-1917 3.32 – 2.60 US enters WWI

    1917-1918 2.60 – 2.21 end WWI

    1918-1920 2.21 – 1.66 us recession

    1920-1929 1.66 – 1.94 great depression

    1929-1939 1.94 – 2.40 invasion of Poland

    1939-1945 2.40 – 1.85 WWII ends

    1945-1950 1.85 – 1.38 Korean war

    1950-1953 1.38 – 1.24 Korean war end

    1953-1959 1.24 – 1.14 Vietnam war

    1959-1975 1.14 – 0.65 Vietnam ends

    1975-1989 0.65 – 0.26 Berlin wall falls

    1989-2000 0.26 – 0.19
    2000-2010 0.19 – 0.15

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/mainstream-reporter-tells-the-truth-about-audit-the-fed-and-the-creation-of-the-federal-reserve

    So it appears the NWO began with Pres. Wilson.

  31. Sharon

    Greg,
    Interesting watching the whole election fiasco from the “safe” haven of New Zealand! You poor people in USA with all that has been re-elected AND Valerie Jarrett going along for the ride!
    I liked what Lulu said earlier and I repost it here – regarding the remnant it is true that Jesus did die for the remnant. His death is sufficient for everyone but the “rest” don’t want to know about it so God gives them over to their ignorance and that is a dreadful place to be given over to.

    “Greg, for the first time ever, I have to say I disagree with you.
    Regardless of the spin from the MSM, the facts are more than clear. The facts from Bengahzi are more than clear. NO ONE CARES!!
    The masses will continue to choose: ingnorance, laziness and hand-outs. Pride and self-respect are things of the past. This is now about the Remnant..not the masses. Jesus died for the Remnant. May every person reading this become the change they would like to see in the world. Especially if we call ourselves followers of Christ. It must begin with us. God please have mercy on the Remnant.”

    Your column is interesting, thank you and keep it up until “they” take away your freedom to do so.
    Keep your lamp FILLED with the oil of the Lord.
    Sharon

    • Greg

      Thank you Sharon. I pray for divine protection for my family and my country.
      Greg

  32. Monnie Matthews

    The fools who “lead” us are deliberately ignoring the coming debt tsunami. They breezily plan a $ 20 trillion debt by 2020 as it’s just a meaningless number. The rest of the world must marvel that a great power could be led by such leaders as ours. Romney ridiculed Ron Paul’s plan to reduce fed spending by a trillion dollars in year one, and planned to raise military spending, so I doubt a different result if he were POTUS.

    • Bert

      The Corporation of the USA will be lucky if it is only $20T by 2020. Obama doubles things in four years of less. The printing presses will be retrofitted with warp drives once the FED is forced to raise interest rates in the final ditch effort to save the dollar one final time, and that final nail in the coffin looks likely in 2014-2015. I’m guessing there will be no such thing as the dollar in 2020.

    • Saq

      In a way, it is a meaningless number because it can never , ever be paid off. I6 trillion or 50 trillion… whats the difference. It’s a slow ride off the cliff either way.

  33. Art Barnes

    I must add this after reading some of the responses: I believe that no one cares about our diplomats and how they were murdered and cried out for help but their cries were upon deaf ears. Shameful State Department of America with Hillary at its helm, how could you let these brave American fend for themselves when you had assets just offshore to help. What about the guy holding up the gun in praise of the murders in the photos outside the compound, think you could find him and bring at least him to justice? Just a shameful disgrace and more is on the way you can be sure of that with our esteemed leaders at the watch.

  34. jay2

    your being hacked Greg.

    • Greg

      Jay2,
      You mean the comment is from someone not legit but a paid hack?
      Greg

  35. Mickey

    From the front lines of many friends who own/run small businesses, they handed out pink slips today for many reasons, mostly for Obamacare! I will not go into deeper or expose what their plans are to survive.

    Jim Sinclair made the statement, if Romney is put in, we will crash in 6 to 9 months, Obama will string it out to 2015.3, why would you want to load the Tax payers up on more debt to bail out the banksters who are doing the same things but 100 times worse? What am I missing?

    I Pray for all & hope we can live in peace, but seems like many have a different ideal!
    Thanks for the best yet & to many more! Good Luck!

    • Greg

      Thank you Mickey! So sorry those folks were laid off.
      Greg

  36. Steve Merrill

    hey Greg, Canadian here, folowing you via LeMetropole Cafe. Im always amazed at how many ‘awake’ Americans are still fooled by the left/right paradigm of your Democracy. If Mittens was there to be anything but a co-pupppet in this election charade, he and his team would’ve hammered Obumba on NDAA, Benghazi, unauthorized targeting of Americans, Barry’s missing records, drones, etc. etc. Not to mention 100’s of broken, three yrs no budget, etc. Romney was not there to win, but to play a role, he is a character, not unlike Kerry was in ’04 or McCain in ’08. The trick is to ignore them. Ignore the Fed. Prepare. Store food. Buy Silver. Maybe look to get the heck outta there, soon! Cheers.

    • Greg

      Steve,
      Thank you for your comment and support.
      Greg

  37. Dave

    Couple of things, praying for divine protection will get you nowhere, the situation whether you believe in God or not is entirely man made and only man will end it. That may be in total true revolution where the people take back the power they have divested over the years, or in a nuclear apocalypse brought about by the 1% who would rather destroy everything than have it taken away from them. Your best investments now are not gold and silver, but bullets, guns, food stores, water and water purification equipment, medicines and medical supplies, solar and other power generation units, some fuels if able to store and good shelter that is easily defend-able. If the worse comes to pass you will die comfortably and not in agony with no food or water, you may even last past the initial conflagration, and be in a position to decide to live on or end your life on your terms after surveying the state of the land and the deprivations driving people to commit awful acts against each other just to get basics. If the worst doesn’t happen but the civilian order breaks down you can at least live free and relatively comfortable, the government will not look after you, that is a given.

    • Greg

      Dave,
      I would never leave prayer out of plans to prepare for the coming calamity. That said, Your points are well made and well taken. Thank you for weighing in.
      Greg

      • George Too

        God helps those that helps themselves

  38. JasonVs

    Greg,

    I have “known” you since your days on my local news station, and a little more than a year ago I heard you on a now defunct local talk radio station’s morning show. I listened attentively every time you were on in the 30 minute drive to work and started following your website. I have to say thank you so much for all of your hard work and investigative journalism. You have opened my eyes to a world of things that I wish didn’t exist but thanks to you I no longer have my head buried in the sand. I’d also like to thank your readers who comment on your articles because they, too, post useful information that I research and use to make informed decisions.

    I’ve shared your website and articles many times on social media with the hopes that people could find out exactly what is going on in the world around them but have found few takers. Friends on both sides of the political spectrum don’t find it palatable to hear that their elected officials are leading them down a dangerous path. It’s disheartening to say the least but it’s also quite the norm. Each side is digging in their heels and only listening to the “facts” from their side. Any dissenting opinion is met with fierce hostility and I think this blind faith will carry on until it’s too late.

    Thank you, Greg, and continue on keeping us in the know.

    • Greg

      JasonVs,
      Thank you for the feedback. I have a hard time trying to get close family members to do something to prepare for what is coming. They just are not interested. (It is funny though, one of my nephews checks out the Weekly News Wrap-Up every week.) My family is not stupid or evil, they are good people. They just do not think that anything bad will ever happen to the country. I pray they are right but I know they are dead wrong. This is a simple math problem with very big numbers and the math says we are headed for a very painful economics lesson. If they wanted to be enlightened they would read the site. So, now at family get togethers I just make small talk. On the site, I try not to take sides in the Republican/Democrat fake fighting. Both parties are basically the same and the close election says exactly that after $6 billion was spend (More than $2 billion for the White House alone.) I have said this before, both parties just take turns (with their cronies) ripping off the country. The best thing you can do now is take measures to protect your family. I am very happy you are doing that. Thank you for your comment and support.
      Greg

  39. ONTIME

    Beck openly challenged the MSM and rigtfully so, they again tried to cheat the public by acting in a biased, non objective way with intent to decieve witholding information valuble for consumption and spreading disinformation for political purpose…dirtbag credibility ratings.

    • Greg

      Ontime,
      Amen brother! (or sister)
      Greg

  40. Liquid Motion

    Greg,

    MSM may have ignored the real issues….true !

    But lets consider for a moment if they had gone the other way.
    Both presidential candidates would have been held to task. One for explaining the real issues and why we GOT THERE …and the other for providing solutions and how we get THERE.

    Given the enormity of all of the issues (not just the financial ones although those in isolation are enough to cause one to go grey overnight), would it not be fair to say that MSM would have created a “Storm” within a Storm ?
    By bringing the realities to the good people of America and literally hanging the criminals, wasnt there a possibility of creating such disorder that “Trust” in Politicians/Law Makers/ Upholders would dissipate with such great velocity that everyone would literally pass out because of a lack of oxygen.

    Seriously Greg…..if all good people were told the honest to goodness truth about everything…..we are looking at a revolution in the order of magnitude or greater than all of the great world wars put together.
    People are not told the truth …because the truth would be harmful.
    The analogy to that is the FED/CB’s stopping the printing presses = instantaneous combustion of financial markets, wealth destruction across the board. In short CHAOS across the globe. Very harmful indeed.
    One thing we take for granted (for now) is civilian good order. MSM telling the truth would unleash the wrath of the Devil although some may argue the Devil already walks the Earth. Is it not true “Its better the Devil you know” than to throw caution to the wind and unleash the MSM on the unsuspecting sheeple.
    Its a game of chess. Each move is considered with care…but with the realisation and stark reality that some harm/loss will be suffered… while the preference is for no move or action at all.
    An earlier blog entry by another reader quipped about the “planning” to get us all to this point. I tend to agree ….we dont end up here by accident. There are consequences (intended or otherwise) of all actions. Ultimately our rulers plan to maintain the status quo.. to retain and GROW their power and control.
    The question is… what will wake the masses from their slumber….dont hold your breath waiting for the MSM to do the job. Arent they acting for the good of all by collectively keeping their BIG MOUTHS Shut ?
    I fear there will come a time when the repression will be so great and the inequality immeasureable, that only then will there be an uprising. With MSM well advised to avert from any notion of truth…and the soon to be renounced “freedom of speech” in alternative media (just wait for it…OBAMA is on the war path)……zombies will rely only on human instinct….”if it doesnt feel right…it probably isnt”.

    I’m neither an athiest nor a preacher….but I do know of the Book of Revelations (last book of the New Testament) supposedly written by a gentleman by the name of John (who happened to be of Greek descent oddly enough…odd or perhaps ironical that a Greek wrote about the future). It talks of… amongst other things…Apocolypse and Prophecies. One of the key narratives is about the beast and the false prophet.”The Beast has the appearance of a leopard, the mouth of a lion and feet are like bear paws”…the false prophet “His purpose is to promote the authority of the first beast with the ability of performing great signs, even making fire come down out of heaven”.
    Finally it mentions …”The beast and the false prophet gather the kings of the earth and their armies to prepare for war against “He who sits on a white horse”.

    Why wait for MSM to catch on… when all and sundry can read yesterdays (tomorrow’s) news…. for free.

    As a side point….I had to analyse the snapshot taken of the re-elected President and his wife hugging (the same one splashed across MSM etc) because it didnt feel right. If one were to describe the feeling / emotion she displays …one could arrive at the word “Relieved”. What does Michelle know about the next 4 years that we dont ?

    • Greg

      Liquid Motion,
      You are one of my favorite people because you are very smart. Your points are well made and well taken. That said, as a former member of the MSM (but still a journalist) the only job of the Press is to tell the truth. (There are a few exceptions such as when it comes to military personnel in harms way.) The omissions or lies did not start in this election cycle. They started long ago and both parties were helped by the MSM being soft on the truth. Thank you for your well thought out comment, and for your continued support.
      Greg

      • Liquid Motion

        Thanks for providing the platform to allow others’ points of view.

        Being “soft on the truth” is akin to intentionally keeping the Real Truth from harms way. They (MSM)have an agenda to ensure their survival as much as the FED has to ensure the continuance of the financial system. What would be gained from them exposing the frauds and lies apart from the obvious. One thing for certain would be the hastening of a new world order where the power rests entirely in one individual atop the one political power. That my dear friend is where we may be headed anyway…but a revolt by the masses on the news that we have all been lied to, deceived, cheated and repressed for almost a century would ensure that chaos cannot prevail. Power would revert to the State instantaneously in all matters.
        Some time ago I made the analogy about the FED keeping the system(financial) alive resembling a crash victim on life support. Everything that needs to be done will be done to ensure survival…is paramount.
        From administering drugs (printing money) to ward off disease (depression) and infection (unemployment).. to keeping a safe and secure environment to allow healing (contained “propaganda” = keeping good civilian order).
        It is as much about the measurable solutions as it is the physchological ones. They are slowly losing the battle on all fronts… unfortunately.

        I take great comfort in knowing there are people like yourself who have the fortitude to tell the real stories. I hope and trust that there will come a day when there is someone is who willing and capable to step forward and make the necessary changes. They will be required to take on the Elitists and all that serve under them. It is the only way we can all move forward and return to a Democratic society where equality is restored. My ongoing support is assured.

        May you and yours always find peace and harmony.

  41. Rebecca

    To Philip Fleming. THANK YOU.

    To Greg. THANK YOU.

    Truer words could not have been written.
    The time has come to take one’s eyes off man and placed on the L-rd.

    Like Mr. Fleming, there was a time that I could not perceive how God’s written word could be fulfilled. There seemed to be a disconnect between Bible and reality. But it can be clearly understood now as we learn about FEMA camps and hear of those who oppose the government’s new Police State urging people to buy arms and prepare for civil unrest.

    Revelation 13:9-10 CJB
    If anyone has an ear, let him hear.
    If anyone is meant for captivity, into captivity he goes!
    If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he is to be killed.
    This is when God’s holy people must persevere and trust.

    Darker days lay ahead.
    While there is still time, the condition of one’s heart and spirit before the Lord must be tended to first; then look about preparing as best one can.

    • Greg

      Thank you Rebecca.
      Greg

  42. Jack

    I was watching archive footage of the 1996 presidential election debates. While I was just a teenager at the time, I remember Ross Perot and wondering where this BORING economic talking candidate came from. Wow was it putting me to sleep at the time.

    Now I was not a Perot supporter at the time because when you are younger economics is usually like nails on a chalkboard. Looking back at that footage now brings up chilling forecasts of what is actually happening today.

    Another disturbing thing is noticing how after that election we never allowed a 3rd party candidate to be in the main MSM coverage, debates or anything from that point on. Whats next, just 1 person running or a dictatorship? We had to go to outside the mainstream media just to see any of the alternative so called choices debate on anything. THEY at least talked about the real issues and it was refreshing compared to the Rep/Dem debates.

    All they really talked about (Rep/Dems) with any meaning right now was jobs, and the big question is where are all these “jobs” going to come from? They are not coming back, EVER!

    Obamacare is already pushing major companies into hiring only part time employees, which I expect will be the magic loophole in the next few years. A nation of underemployed part time workers, unemployed workers and a huge retirement of boomers who if they didn’t plan right are likely to lose everything. Corporations are not giving anything back to America but simply taking advantage of the slave labor worldwide.

    Romney would have been just a faster train ride to the conclusion which is collapse. Now we will have band aids for 4 more years if it can even last that long, which I strongly doubt because mathematically its impossible.

    So what can save us? Default? Protectionism? Automatic cuts to government spending? Austerity? War? Whatever comes, its still gridlock and corruption on the political scene and the same old same old. We just cant afford any of this anymore.

    We cant tax, spend, borrow or swindle our way out of. The hammer coming down on America will make Europe look like a trip to the beach.

    Crazy old man he was, Ross was right with his sucking sound statement. That’s the present and future of America. Everything sucked away and the 1% protecting themselves by any means possible. They will be fine, they have been through this drill before.

    • Greg

      Good comment Jack!!! Nice story telling.

      Loved the illustration.
      Greg

  43. Herb Drake

    If there is a silver lining to this, the economic crash will come while a democrat is in office.

    Perhaps the public will turn to more sober voices when the country picks up the pieces.

    • Greg

      Herb Drake,
      The crash that is coming will be Biblical in size. Pray the country survives. This will make the Great Depression look like a party!!
      Greg

  44. Jim

    Very good article Greg

    I am though very happy to see Alan Grayson won his election by a landslide. We can look forward to his harassment of the Fed. This guy is more on top of what’s really wrong than any other politician I can think of.
    Have a great holiday!

    • Greg

      Hey Jim,
      I agree. Lots of folks don’t like him because he is a Liberal Democrat. I don’t care what party you are in as long as you are holding the Fed’s feet to the fire. I think Grayson gets it as far as the economy is concerned, and this is a very big issue. The country is being ripped-off by the Fed and its cronies.

      Greg

  45. Paul

    The real travesty is that based on approximate aggregate voter participation (which I estimate at ~ 55%) coupled with the marginal vote statistically only 30% the American population have effectively forced their will upon 70% of their fellow citizens. All backed with the very real threat of state-sponsored violence for non-compliance against the now silenced majority.

    The progressive left have cleverly and quietly built their machine over the past generations while the mostly centrist middle class ignored the phenomenon at their own peril.

    Hans-Hermann Hoppe was right:

    http://www.hanshoppe.com/2012/06/jeffrey-tucker-on-hoppe/

    It has been said that when more people vote for a living than work for a living we are all in peril.

  46. Steven in Dallas

    Thankyou – the complete meltdown of America’s mainstream NEWS media needs to be dwelt on in great detail, in full public view. Until now we have had the internet to wade through for occasional pearls and nuggets of truth – although Obama is positioning regulation to be enacted which will allow the government to be able to neuter the internet, leaving us with…NOTHING in the way of investigative truth. All employees of the entertainment-news industry should be hung for gross dereliction of duty and traitorous surrender to their corporate overlords.

  47. Derrick Michael Reid

    But only through market forces, and not democracy, will the republic and real money be restored, by default and necessity. keep the faith, the apocalypse is at hand, and from the ashes, freedom from enslavement as tax mules or dependents by the totalitarian socialistic fascists of DC. Free at last, free at last, praise God almighty we all will be free at last.

    • Greg

      Hope you are correct Derrick. Thank you for weighing in here.
      Greg

  48. yugosno

    Hello Greg and thanks. the two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. how else can we explain obama being returned to power.Gods letter to us states he will smite us with madness,blindness and confusion of mind. and it has happened. we have lost our collective minds.America has become a huge insane asylum and the inmates are clearly in charge. when the financial panic of 08 occured it was brought about by too much debt and in order to solve the debt problem we simply doubled down and createad trillions more debt, and continue adding to that on a daily basis. to get a perspective on a trillion dollars consider that one million seconds is 12 days,one billion seconds is more than 31 years and one trillion seconds is about 31,688 years.a trillion dollars is a mountain of money. not to worry I have three 100 trillion dollar bills issued by the reserve bank of zimbabwe to offer our government which should more than cover the 222 trillion in unfunded liabilites plus the 16 trillion deficit.

    • Greg

      Yugosno,
      Love this line, “. . . two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.” We are in very deep and most don’t have a clue. Thank you.
      Greg

  49. digitaldaniel

    Greg –

    E Pluribus Unum was a long, tough slog, but re-pluribusing the unum was a snap for modern media.

    Isolate the red or the blue from the red-white-and-blue, the 47% from the 53%, the 1% from the 99%, the males from the females, the young from the old, the hetero- from the homo-sexuals, the religious from the secular…

    And, behold, E Unum Pluribus. And one big turkey at a thankless Thanksgiving.
    Reply

  50. Ralph

    Greg, in the first part of your article, you say you don’t blame the politicians for not talking about the tough issues in their campaigns.

    I DO blame the politicians. And, even more to the point, I blame the CANDIDATES who ran for OFFICE!!!! All of them! Every SINGLE ONE!!! Think about it. We have No Statesmen anymore, No Leaders. No one who has the courage to stand up for this country. No politician who will stand up and tell the people that even their media is bought and paid for by those determined to destroy our country? If not the politicians, the WHO will tell the people what they need to know? WHO?

    So, instead, these puppets merely acquiese to the corrupt, accept what is happening, and then tiptoe and whistle past the graveyards… on their way to the next campaign stop!!! If Americans knew the backstories on how these charlatans even came to be the chosen ones to vie for the elections in the first place, we’d have seen our second Lexington/Concord by now… that is, if we could get enough people away from the next episode of American IDLE!!!

    The rot and corruption that is endemic in our demise starts at the top. That’s political. That is NOT the media. The bankers seduce and buy the LEADERSHIP of our country and from then on, it’s a cakewalk to our destruction while the sycophant media merely climbs on the bandwagon. Like it or not, the LEADERSHIP I am speaking of is POLITICIANS!

    In Greece, the people are destroying their cities and their own lives — all the while missing the point. They need to go to the politicians as they work selling out the country and the people, drag them out of their ivory towers and hang them in the streets. That’s where the problem is. And, until they do this, their conditions will only go from bad to worse and the destruction of their country will continue to completion.

    Greece is simply two or maybe three years ahead of us in this country. Our problem is the same. Until, and unless we hold the politicians to account and take responsibility, our fate can be no different.

    • Greg

      Ralph,
      I cannot disagree with you but I blame the MSM as well. They could force them to talk or at least ask the tough questions. Thank you for weighing in here.
      Greg

      • Ralph

        I agree MSM is culpable. But it is understood that MSM is owned by the corporate cabal. So, it stands to reason that they would be slanted to support the views and perspectives of their owners. But you excused the politicians with your comment. These are SUPPOSED to be representatives of the People — NOT pre-aligned with the same corporate interests that own the media such that they start off engaged in the conspiracy of silence WITH THAT MEDIA!! They are NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ALIGNED with those corporate interests. Sure, the media is complicit. Bit you want to notice that, while no one in the MSM asked the tough questions — NOT ONE POLITICIAN took the initiative to ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS EITHER!!!! Because, if they were willing to do so, they never would have risen to become the party’s chosen ones. Instead they would have been tossed aside in favor of the candidates willing to help keep the People in the dark!

        • Greg

          Ralph,
          Thank you for your passion and comments.
          Greg

  51. jack

    the msm is most certainly complicit in the brainwashing of amerika.
    fortunately, the general public is now awakening to the fact that the msm has failed their constitutional obligation.
    as PCR says, they are ‘press-titutes’… water-carriers for big business and special interest groups.
    i personally see the msm as a propaganda machine – all it shows you is what the powers-to-be want us to believe is true.

    thanks for all of your hard work, greg. it takes a lot of courage to shine a light on these matters.

  52. The Captain

    Greg,
    You advised a reader not to invest in any LT paper assets which is good advice. However, that advice is not very meaningful without the “why” aspect of the advice. For any of your readers who really don’t know WHY you wrote what you did I recommend a complete read of these 2 links in order:

    http://economati.blogspot.com/p/money.html
    http://economati.blogspot.com/p/global-monetary-system.html

    Everyone has an opinion but so few have any background, training or knowledge to back their opinions up. That’s why we must all do more to spread the knowledge.

    • Greg

      The Captain,
      Thank you for the comment and the links.
      Greg

  53. bob

    Greg Hunter always comes through in his articles. However I would like to add something—-Greg speaks of the economic ruin coming to us as biblical. He speaks of Noah and the global flood as a comparison. At that time the creator stepped in and destroyed all wickedness by means of a flood. This will happen once again, Not by water, but with FIRE.

    • Greg

      Bob,
      Thank you for the comment and kind words.
      Greg

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