Author Archives : ChrisInMaryville

“The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster”: Charity Prioritized PR over People After Superstorm Sandy

Published by democracynow This week marks the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the New York City region, becoming one of the most destructive storms in the nation’s history. A new joint investigation by ProPublica and NPR contends the American Red Cross bungled its response to Superstorm Sandy by caring more about its image and […]

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It Will Take 6.25 BILLION “Man Years” To Pay Off Federal Government Liabilities: “A Mathematical Impossibility”

By Mac Slavo   We often hear government officials and mainstream financial pundits throwing around numbers like a billion or trillion. To most Americans these numbers are indiscernible. They are so incredibly enormous that we can’t even imagine what one billion dollars actually looks like, let alone what it takes to generate such capital. And a […]

The Myth of the “Good School District” 1

By Brian Wilson   On ZeroHedge recently, the discussion focused on “things the middle class can’t afford anymore”. In the Comment Section –where one can learn a lot of scary stuff about the views, priorities and prejudices of their fellow travelers – one pseudonym posted: “Vacations don’t define middle class. Plenty of workaholics in upper class. […]

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Why the Feds Won’t Confiscate Your Retirement Plan… But They Will Do This

Source: By Mark Nestmann Why the Feds Won’t Confiscate Your Retirement Plan… But They Will Do This   Over the last few weeks, I’ve had close to 30 consultations with Nestmann Group clients. And one of their top concerns is that Barack Obama or some future US president will find a way to […]

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ISS-bound rocket explodes on takeoff in Virginia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Source: RT ISS-bound rocket explodes on takeoff in Virginia   An unmanned rocket exploded shortly after takeoff Tuesday evening on Virginia’s eastern shore. Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket was carrying thousands of pounds of equipment to restock the International Space Station. The launch was supposed to be the third of eight planned Orbital missions to ferry […]