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14 Facts That Prove That America’s Absolutely Pathetic System Of Public Education Deserves An ‘F’ Grade

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by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
One thing that almost everyone can agree upon is that our system of public education is broken. We spend far more money on public education than anyone else in the world, and yet the results are depressing to say the least. Considering how much we are putting into education, we should be producing the best students on the entire planet, but it just isn’t happening. Personally, I attended public schools from kindergarten all the way up through law school, and the quality of education that I received was extremely poor. Even on the collegiate level, most of the courses were so “dumbed down” that even the family dog could have passed them. And of course millions of other people all over the country would say the same sorts of things about their own educations. Many refer to what is happening to our society as “the dumbing down of America”, and if we don’t get things fixed the United States is on course to become a second class nation.

The Federal Reserves and Mainstream Media’s Moronic Statements On The Whole Foods Buyout

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by Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante:
It’s already bad enough we live in a world overpopulated by idiots. Worse, they are often in charge of ‘the monetary system’ and even head up ‘the media’! Luckily for tomorrow, entrepreneurs are busy developing a decentralized crypto-monetary platform for a money that nobody can control, and an alternative media, of which we are part.

One recent article encompassed precisely the unnecessity of the stupidity of central bankers and their mainstream financial media lapdogs.

The article was entitled, “Amazon cutting prices at Whole Foods will not cause deflation.”

The author was responding to a quote from a Fed official, Charles Evans, who claimed the merger would result in lower grocery prices.

The Fast Track to “Carmageddon”

by Jim Rickards, DailyReckoning:
Back in the 1950s when GM had 50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the auto market they always said that, “As General Motors goes, so goes the nation.”

That was obviously a tribute to GM’s economic muscle and its role as the driver of growth and rising living standards in post-war America’s booming economy. Those days are long gone for both GM and the nation. GM’s drastically reduced 20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} market share of U.S. light vehicle sales in June was still an economic harbinger, albeit of a different sort.

GM offered a record $4,361 of cash incentives during June. That was up 7{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} from last year and represented 12{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of its average selling price of $35,650 per vehicle, also a record. But what it had to show for this muscular marketing effort was a 5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} decline in year-over-year sales and soaring inventories. The latter was up 46{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} from last June.

India: Cash is Back

by Pater Tenebrarum, Acting Man:
But the Crisis has Deepened and has Become More Entrenched (Part XIV)

Nobody for President

On 17th July 2017, India will elect a new President through a vote of the elected representatives. The two real choices are between Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar. Afraid of looking completely ignorant, I asked a few people who Kovind is. No-one knew of him and people only vaguely remembered Ms. Kumar.

“Color Revolution” Comes Home? Are Americans Also the Victims of “Regime Change”?

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Global Research:
The United States has perfected the art of regime change operations. The US is the largest empire in world history with more than 1,000 military bases and troops operating throughout the world. In addition to military force, the US uses the soft power of regime change, often through ‘Color Revolutions.’ The US has been building its empire since the Civil War era, but it has been in the post-World War II period that it has perfected regime change operations.

Getting Down to Business

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from Rogue Money:
“Today, Chinese-Russian relations have entered the best period of their development. This is a result of the long-term efforts of both sides. As they say, “the more people put twigs into the fire, the brighter its flame.” — President Xi Jinping, Moscow, July 4, 2017

Presidents Putin and Xi held a joint news conference on July 4th. The signing of agreements and deals that link arms between the two countries in the new Silk Road world is nothing new. But this time it is apparent that business leaders from both the private and public sectors are being woven even more strongly into the silk.

Primitive Technology: Stone Axe (celt)

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from Primitive Technology:

The manufacture of a stone ax including the handle from using only primitive tools and materials. It is a celt (pronounced “selt”) a type of ax with a polished stone head wedged into a hole or mortise at the end of a wooden handle (not to be confused with a “Kelt” referring to a Celtic person). The head took about a week and a day to make as I chose to make it from a particularly large piece of basalt.

The Unspeakable Crime of V. Orbán

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by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook:
Some people seem like they never learn how to play the game. At the top of the list in the European Union these days is Hungary and her stubborn Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán. He just doesn’t seem to get it. He doesn’t understand that it’s not “European” to defend the sovereign rights of your citizens and your nation. No matter how the EU faceless technocrats hovering around the dubious Luxembourg EU President Jean-Claude Juncker try to educate Orbán and his government, he doesn’t seem to get it.

The past year has been a tough one for the Brussels’ EU political correctness Supremos. First Mr Orbán insisted on going through with a national referendum. How anti-European! Letting citizens vote on issues affecting their lives in their own countries! What a dangerous idea if that ever spreads. Next thing you know women might demand genuine equality and to be taken seriously as human beings. Horror!

BernieGate: Another Mysteriously Missing Server

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by Michael DePinto, Freedom OutPost:
By now, most have already heard about ‘Berniegate’, in which Bernie and Jane Sanders have clammed up and hired lawyers as federal investigators probe a shady land deal and subsequent bankruptcy of Burlington College; a college which Jane Sanders used to be Presidents. A job she was, by the way, thoroughly unqualified for, but how many know the exact details of why the Sanders are being investigated?

In the following video, Right Wing News lays out the full details of Berniegate. The gist of it is that Jane had the bright idea that relocating the college to an expensive piece of land would somehow boost enrollment and donation figures. To purchase that land, the college needed a loan. To get that loan, they needed to show a certain amount of pledged donation figures. And Jane allegedly made false representations on that figure in order to obtain the loan. The relocation did not help the college and they eventually went bankrupt under the weight of the debt. Is this fraud?

Federal Judge Blocks California Magazine Confiscation Law: “The Constitution Is A Shield From The Tyranny Of The Majority”

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
It’s no secret that people on the left have a disdain for our representative form of government. That’s why they threw such a big fit over the electoral college system after the last election. They don’t like the idea that laws and elections aren’t determined by the will of the majority, and they don’t recognize how dangerous that would be for everyone’s freedom (or worse, in some cases they know exactly how dangerous it would be).

But their hatred for our constitutional republic extends beyond the electoral college. They would prefer to live under a pure democracy, where the majority of the population can trash the rights of the minority. They would rather live under a system where individual rights are sacrificed for their twisted version of “the common good.”

Enter The NatGas Cartel – Jim Willie

by Jim Willie, Gold Seek:
The King Dollar is mortally wounded. Many notice but the masses seem largely unaware. Since 1971, the Gold Standard has been removed from its anchor position. But since 1973, the Petro-Dollar has taken its place. It has called for crude oil sales led by the Saudis and OPEC to be transacted in USDollar terms, for oil surpluses to be stored in USTreasury Bonds, and for some kickbacks from the Saudis to the USMilitary complex for weapons purchases. Of course, the US is ready willing and able to create strife and to foment wars whereby the Arab oil monarchs will need more weapons. Since 2014, many events have pointed to the crippled condition of the important link between the USDollar and crude oil. The price has plunged by 50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of more, and not recovered. It is currently lurching in the nether bounds near the $45 level. Anything less than $65 to $70 per barrel is very dangerous for keeping the oil sovereigns afloat and for keeping the US energy sector solvent. Witness the Wall Street banks having tremendous problems with impaired bonds and toxic energy portfolios. They seem not resolvable. They cannot keep the oil price over $50, a sign of their impotence.