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Spinning the Economy to a Recovery

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

Remember back in early-2009, when the mainstream media (MSM) started with the ridiculous “green shoots” talking point?  Even though the data were dismal and there were no signs of the economy recovering, the “green shoots” term was used by just about everyone in the MSM.  I think not long after economist Nouriel Roubini said that the much talked about “green shoots” was really “yellow weeds,” the talking point changed to “recovery.” (more…)

Dreaded Double-Dip Is Here

Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdeog.com

I have been telling you the economy is not in any kind of real recovery for more than a year.  Sources I have been quoting have been proven right, and all the economic cheerleaders dead wrong.  Reuters reported yesterday, “Data showing a double-dip in home prices, pessimistic consumers and a slowdown in regional manufacturing raised concerns on Tuesday that the economy’s soft patch could become protracted.” (more…)

Memorial Day and the Last Nail Speech

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

I was out eating with my wife this weekend and saw a veteran getting out of a car with a Purple Heart on his license plate.  After my meal, as I was walking by his table, I stopped and thanked him for his service to the country.  He smiled big, and shook my hand.  My wife later asked me what I thought his war injury was. (more…)

Where’s the Real News Reporting Gone?

When I was coming up in the TV reporting business, “60 Minutes” on CBS was the pinnacle of TV news.  I was lucky enough to make it to the networks (ABC and CNN) and now run my own site on the internet (which is where the news business is all heading).  Today, as far as I am concerned, “60” is not the pinnacle of journalism.  I don’t know what it is, but it is not the truth and light it once was. (more…)

Real Estate Market Gets Worse Before Getting Better

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

I have been sour on real estate since I sold my home in Florida in 2006.  Back then, I predicted home prices were headed for a crash.  Many people thought I was crazy for saying it.  Today, my former Florida home is probably worth a little more than half of the selling price.

In one of my first articles on USAWatchdog.com in August of 2009, I said this about the real estate market forecast, “This does not mean there are not bargains out there in the market, but let’s not confuse a plateau on a downward trend as a bottom.  (more…)

Israel is the Wild Card of Wild Cards

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

President Barack Obama drew some harsh criticism from the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, after his comment last week to return to the 1967 borders.  Like it or not, the President is trying to jump start peace talks between Israel and Palestine.  Yesterday, the President tried to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to Israel during a speech he gave to AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee).  I listened to the entire speech, and I have to admit, it was one of President Obama’s best since he’s been in office.  (more…)

Are Banks Evil?

I think banks are a necessary evil, but banks do not necessarily have to BE evil.  There is a school of thought developing that banks should be more like public utilities and simply serve the public.

There is a move underfoot that is doing just that in a few states across the country.   Ellen Brown has been covering this story extensively.  Please enjoy this article.  It is both well done and enlightening.

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Is America Going Back to a Gold Standard Someday?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

America went off the gold standard in 1971 when Richard Nixon closed the “gold window.” That meant the U.S. didn’t have to pay foreigners with gold, only dollars.  President Nixon created the first world reserve currency that was officially backed by nothing.  The U.S. has gotten to print money at will until this very day, but nothing lasts forever.   Recently, Steve Forbes (President and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine) predicted that a return to a gold standard is likely “in the next five years.” (more…)

Double Digit Inflation has Arrived

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

New inflation figures were released by the government last week, and the news was not good.  The headline inflation number was 3.2% in the 12 months that ended in April.  That is more than a percent above the Federal Reserve’s “target” rate of 2% and the first time it has been more than 3% in over 2 ½ years.  Of course, the accounting gimmicks used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) understate true inflation, so things look better than reality. (more…)

They Just Take Turns Ripping Us Off

Many people think that there is a big difference between Democrats and Republicans, but I think there’s not much difference at all.  I have long said, the left and the right are really one body with two heads–they just take turns ripping us off.  Both parties are not all bad.  There are a few good eggs on both sides of the isle but only a few. Gerald Celente, founder of Trends Research, thinks much the same way as I do.  Celente is famous for making many spot on predictions about the future based on trends of today.  He is predicting that Congressman Ron Paul could win the Presidency in 2012.  (more…)

There is No Recovery

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

It seems every week in the mainstream media there are multiple references to the so-called economic recovery 2011.  There has been some good news about profits at Ford, Chrysler and General Motors in recent weeks, and GM plans on spending $2 billion to update plants and hire more than 4,000 workers.  I am happy the Big 3 car companies are doing well even though two of them went through bankruptcy. (more…)

$2 Trillion Mile Marker on Road to Perdition

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

This week, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner proposed raising the debt ceiling by $2 trillion.  I thought, this should be big news!  After all, a trillion is a thousand billion.  This adds up to 2 thousand billion over the next 2 years!!  The mainstream media greeted this story with a great big yawn. (more…)

Bin Laden is Dead—Now What?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

Osama Bin Laden Dead! Now what? The death of Osama Bin Laden is probably the biggest story of the year, and maybe the biggest since 9/11.  There are so many angles being covered such as the burial at sea, play-by-play details of the assassination operation from the White House Situation Room and the surprise announcement by Barack Obama last Sunday night of Osama Bin Laden’s death. (more…)

Never Ending Money Printing

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

The Federal Reserve held its first press conference in its 97 year history last week.  In my mind, it did this because it recognizes the deep financial trouble the U.S. is in.  It wants to put a positive spin on the mess it largely created and/or allowed to happen.  After all, it was Tim Geithner who was the head of the New York Fed during the go-go years of the mid 2000’s.   He was supposed to regulate the big Wall Street banks. You see how well that worked out—the entire system melted down and Geithner got a promotion to Treasury Secretary.   (more…)

The Roller Coaster Ride of Oil Continues

Gas prices 2011! Oil prices are on the rise.  The price per barrel rose again yesterday, and so did gas prices.  According to AAA, the national average price of unleaded gasoline added a penny, climbing to $3.879 per gallon.  It is already more than $4.00 a gallon on the east and west coast, and don’t expect the price to go down before it goes way up. (more…)