Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Consumer Tech: The Giddy Bride of the Military-Industrial-Security Complex

We all know the power of tech for changing the world, and there’s no doubt that it can provide incredible tools for activists, organizers, and other enemies of authoritarian oppression. Videos of government crackdowns, police brutality and other injustices can go viral and spread like wildfire, Twitter users can give live updates of protests and […]

Thank God For Barack: The Plastic President and My Two-Party Illusion

During the entire 2008 election season, Obama gained my support by criticizing everything Bush was about: secret murders and arrests, baseless arrests of activists, unrepentant warrantless snooping, attacks on civil liberties and, of course, his corporatocratic Forever War known as the War On Terror. Though not sobbing with joy in the streets like many of […]

In hard times, “I buy gold” is Italy’s boom business

In hard times, “I buy gold” is Italy’s boom business 9:01am BST By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) – Times are now so tough that Valerio Novelli, a ticket inspector on Rome’s buses, is planning to sell his old gold teeth. “I can’t get to the end of the month without running up debts,” said Novelli, […]

ADVISORY SQUAWK BOX – WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS (Week of August 20th, 2012)

For audio podcast, click here:  Squawk Box_08.20.12 To listen live: When: Every Monday at 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada). Where: US Toll Free: 1-877-384-0533; Participant Passcode: 73518394 then # Squawk Box Topics (Week of August 20th, 2012)  Broader Market Recap: Monday (8/13) – Stocks ended slightly lower, as fatigue […]

Fear in America, Poison in Dallas

The US Government and their Eager Beavers in the corporate news media are always salivating over one disease or another, because it’s so helpful to them to be constantly promoting one. It might be H1N1, SARS, Swine Flu, or in the case of this thinly-veiled propaganda piece from CBS News, West Nile virus. Disease is […]

ADVISORY SQUAWK BOX – WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS (Week of August 13th, 2012)

For audio podcast, click here:  Squawk Box_08.13.12 To listen live: When: Every Monday at 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada). Where: US Toll Free: 1-877-384-0533; Participant Passcode: 73518394 then # Squawk Box Topics (Week of August 13th, 2012) Broader Market Recap: Monday (8/6) – Stocks closed at three-month highs for […]

WSJ & CNBC: Fed Official Calls for “Open Ended” QE

Adding to today’s continued move higher in the markets, we have additional confirmation that the Fed is on the brink of action sooner rather than later (regardless of any additional stimulus by the ECB). As per usual, the Fed used two of its classic outlets this morning to unveil the direction it may plan on […]

Feds Taking Down One of the Last Remaining Major All-American Companies

WSJ: Gibson Guitar to Pay Fine Over Wood Imports Gibson Guitar Corp. agreed to pay a $300,000 fine to resolve a federal criminal investigation into allegations that it illegally imported wood from Madagascar and India, in a case that has fanned debate about whether the strict enforcement of a century-old conservation law poses a threat […]

ADVISORY SQUAWK BOX – WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS (Week of August 6th, 2012)

For audio podcast, click here:  Squawk Box_08.06.12 To listen live: When: Every Monday at 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada). Where: US Toll Free: 1-877-384-0533; Participant Passcode: 73518394 then # Squawk Box Topics (Week of August 6th, 2012)  Broader Market Recap: Monday (7/30) – U.S. equities closed mostly flat with […]

Liberty Blitzkrieg

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Albert Camus

Hidden Forces

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

aceloewgold

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

Touch Stone Connect

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