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Today’s 1/31/13 Flyover of Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Assumption Parish Louisiana

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Here is today’s flyover of Bayou Corne Sinkhole.  Watch the buildings in the back towards the end you can see the amount of water that is up to the buildings.  You can also see how the pad does not  have much on it, except in the back area of it.

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New bubbling spot: Emergency workers calls “Mother of All Bubbles” Close to Bayou Corne Sinkhole

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There is a new bubbling spot that emergency workers are calling “Mother of All Bubbles
It is methane gas.  The gas is all around the area and has been bubbling in the bayous since last summer.  This is the biggest and most active bubbling spot that has just appeared.

ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Assumption Parish officials said the most recent bubbling site near the Bayou Corne sinkhole is the biggest pool they have seen yet. Office of Emergency Preparedness workers refer to it as the “mother of all bubbles.”

The new bubbling site is an estimated 3,000 feet away from residences and camps.

Here is an article I did the other day 1/19/13 about the pad of the sinkhole having to be evacuated and a flyover after the “burp” of it.

WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Ron Paul on the Fiscal Trick

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Ron-PaulPosted by Lew Rockwell

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Despite claims that the Administration and Congress saved America from the fiscal cliff with an early morning vote today, the fact is that government spending has already pushed Americans over the cliff. Only serious reductions in federal spending will stop the cliff dive from ending in a crash landing, yet the events of this past month show that most elected officials remain committed to expanding the welfare-warfare state.

While there was much hand-wringing over the “draconian” cuts that would be imposed by sequestration, in fact sequestration does not cut spending at all. Under the sequestration plan, government spending will increase by 1.6 trillion over the next eight years. Congress calls this a cut because without sequestration spending will increase by 1.7 trillion over the same time frame. Either way it is an increase in spending.

Yet even these minuscule cuts in the “projected rate of spending” were too much for Washington politicians to bear. The last minute “deal” was the worst of both worlds: higher taxes on nearly all Americans now and a promise to revisit these modest reductions in spending growth two months down the road. We were here before, when in 2011 Republicans demanded these automatic modest decreases in government growth down the road in exchange for a massive increase in the debt ceiling. As the time drew closer, both parties clamored to avoid even these modest moves.

Make no mistake: the spending addiction is a bipartisan problem. It is generally believed that one party refuses to accept any reductions in military spending while the other party refuses to accept any serious reductions in domestic welfare programs. In fact, both parties support increases in both military and domestic welfare spending. The two parties may disagree on some details of what kind of military or domestic welfare spending they favor, but they do agree that they both need to increase. This is what is called “bipartisanship” in Washington.

 

While the media played up the drama of the down-to-the-wire negotiations, there was never any real chance that a deal would not be worked out. It was just drama. That is how Washington operates. As it happened, a small handful of Congressional and Administration leaders gathered in the dark of the night behind closed doors to hammer out a deal that would be shoved down the throats of Members whose constituents had been told repeatedly that the world would end if this miniscule decrease in the rate of government spending was allowed to go through.

While many on both sides express satisfaction that this deal only increases taxes on the “rich,” most Americans will see more of their paycheck going to Washington because of the deal. The Tax Policy Center has estimated that 77 percent of Americans would see higher taxes because of the elimination of the payroll tax cut.

The arguments against the automatic “cuts” in military spending were particularly dishonest. Hawks on both sides warned of doom and gloom if, as the plan called for, the defense budget would have returned to 2007 levels of spending! Does anybody really believe that our defense spending was woefully inadequate just five years ago? And since 2007 we have been told that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down. According to the Congressional Budget Office, over the next eight years military spending would increase 20 percent without the sequester and would increase 18 percent with the sequester. And this is what is called a dangerous reduction in defense spending?

Ironically, some of the members who are most vocal against tax increases and in favor of cuts to domestic spending are the biggest opponents of cutting a penny from the Pentagon budget. Over and over we were told of the hundreds of thousands of jobs that would be lost should military spending be returned to 2007 levels. Is it really healthy to think of our defense budget as a jobs program? Many of these allegedly free-market members sound more Keynesian than Paul Krugman when they praise the economic “stimulus” created by militarism.

As Chris Preble of the Cato Institute wrote recently, “It’s easy to focus exclusively on the companies and individuals hurt by the cuts and forget that the taxed wealth that funded them is being employed elsewhere.”

While Congress ultimately bears responsibility for deficit spending, we must never forget that the Federal Reserve is the chief enabler of deficit spending. Without a central bank eager to monetize the debt, Congress would be unable to fund the welfare-warfare state without imposing unacceptable levels of taxation on the American people. Of course, the Federal Reserve’s policies do impose an “inflation” tax on the American people; however, since this tax is hidden Congress does not fear the same public backlash it would experience if it directly raised income taxes.

I have little hope that a majority of Congress and the President will change their ways and support real spending reductions unless forced to by an economic crisis or by a change in people’s attitudes toward government. Fortunately, increasing numbers of Americans are awakening to the dangers posed by the growth of the welfare-warfare state. Hopefully this movement will continue to grow and force the politicians to reverse course before government spending, taxing, and inflation destroys our economy entirely.

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Regime Uncertainty: Some Clarifications

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By Robert Higgs

Private investment is the most important driver of economic progress. Entrepreneurs need new structures, equipment, and software to produce new products, to produce existing products at lower cost, and to make use of new technology that requires embodiment in machinery, plant layouts, and other aspects of the existing capital stock. When the rate of private investment declines, the rate of growth of real income per capita slackens, and if private investment drops quickly and substantially, a recession or depression occurs.

Such recession or depression is likely to persist until private investment makes a fairly full recovery. In US history, such recovery usually has occurred within a year or two after the trough. Only twice in the past century has a fairly prompt and full recovery of private investment failed to occur – during the Great Depression and during the past five years.

In analyzing data on investment, we must distinguish gross and net investment: the former includes all spending for new structures, equipment, software, and inventory, including the large part aimed at compensating for the wear, tear, and obsolescence of the existing capital stock; the latter includes the gross expenditure in excess of that required simply to maintain the existing stock. Therefore, net investment is the best measure of the private investment expenditure that contributes to economic growth.

Private investment is the most important driver of economic progress. Entrepreneurs need new structures, equipment, and software to produce new products, to produce existing products at lower cost, and to make use of new technology that requires embodiment in machinery, plant layouts, and other aspects of the existing capital stock. When the rate of private investment declines, the rate of growth of real income per capita slackens, and if private investment drops quickly and substantially, a recession or depression occurs.

As the figure shows, net private domestic fixed investment (a measure that excludes investment in inventories) reached a peak in 2006–2007, declined somewhat in 2008, then plunged in 2009 before reaching a trough in 2010. Although it recovered slightly in 2011, it remained 20 percent below the previous peak, and the pace of its recovery to date implies that another three or four years will be required merely to bring it back to where it was in 2007. With adjustments for changes in the price level, the projected recovery period would be slightly longer. (Using the price index for gross private domestic investment to obtain real values, we find that real net private domestic fixed investment is now at approximately the same level it had attained in the late 1990s.) To understand why the current overall economic recovery has been so anemic, we must understand why net private investment has not recovered more quickly.

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Infographic unveiled: Top Ten GMO Foods to Avoid Eating

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Infographic unveiled: Top Ten GMO Foods to Avoid Eating  Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036063_GMOs_foods_infographics.html#ixzz1ws5OPHvE(NaturalNews) We here at NaturalNews.com pride ourselves in providing our readers with the most valuable, up-to-date news and information on a wide range of health-related issues, but we especially like to discuss nutrition because so much of our health depends on what we put in our bodies – and what we don’t put in them.

See the NaturalNews infographic at:

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Be aware and beware

With that latter thought in mind, we’ve developed an infographic to highlight the top 10 GMO (genetically modified organism) foods to avoid, in no particular order:

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Ron Paul Draws 2,100 Voters at University of Kansas Massive Town Hall Meeting

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2,000-plus in venue, 100-plus in entryways attend to hear, engage ‘Champion of the Constitution’

LENEXA, Kansas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul drew a remarkable more than 2,100 voters to his University of Kansas Town Hall Meeting held tonight.  Over 2,000 voters filled the KU Lied Center to see the 12-term Congressman from Texas speak and answer questions, with an additional more than 100 others filling public entryways.

Dr. Paul’s KU Town Hall Meeting, co-sponsored by ‘Youth for Ron Paul,’ took place at 7:30 p.m. CST at the University of Kansas – Lied Center, located at 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence, KS 66045.  Congressman Paul discussed shrinking the scale and scope of the federal government to bring it more in line with its constitutional limits, and outlined his path-breaking ‘Plan to Restore America,’ an oft-praised fiscal blueprint designed to put the nation’s economy on track to rapid but sustainable growth.

A picture of Ron Paul’s large town hall meeting follows.

Ron Paul speaks to 2,100-plus voters at KU last evening.

Ron Paul speaks to 2,100-plus voters at KU last evening.

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Arse Backwards: The Federal Reserve’s Approach to the Housing Market

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By Steve Forbes, Forbes Staff

Arse Backwards: The Federal Reserve’s Approach to the Housing Market

This article originally appeared in the Mar. 26, 2012 issue of Forbes magazine.

In reaffirming its near 0% interest rate policy for another three years the Federal Reserve averred that this was ­necessary to revive the housing market, which, in turn, was necessary for the economy to revive. House building and the buying and selling of existing homes are meaningful parts of the economy. More important, from the Fed’s perspective a house is the biggest asset for millions of people; therefore, higher values mean owners will be more likely to spend.

This reasoning is arse backwards.

A strong economy—and minimal gov­ernment interference—would rapidly revive the housing market. People who want to buy houses, which includes most of us, buy them when we can ­afford to do so. Only during the Fed-­created bubble were millions of people with insufficient incomes purchasing homes with mortgages that were far beyond their capacity to service.

Let’s hammer this point home: ­Government and Federal Reserve “stimulus” for housing won’t put our economy on a vigorous and sustainable growth trajectory. Other things—sound money, low tax rates, less spending, repealing ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank—will.

The Fed’s reverse reasoning is not the first instance of this confusion of cause and effect. The first big occurrence came in the autumn of 1929, when the stock market crashed as the trade-­destroying Smoot-Hawley Tariff began making its way through the congressional legislative mill. President Herbert Hoover thought that by propping up wages the U.S. could avoid an economic contraction. He called major business leaders to the White House and got these moguls to agree to keep wages at current levels and not engage in layoffs. Like Bernanke with housing, Hoover didn’t grasp the fact that wage levels reflect market conditions. Keeping them artificially high doesn’t create prosperity. Astonishingly, these CEOs kept their word. Nevertheless, the economy went into a tailspin. Only in 1931, with a river of red ink staring them in the face, did these executives abandon their promise.

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Why I Have Backed Ron Paul For More Than 20 Years

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By Tom Valentine

Even an Oxymoron can understand this video montage that carries Ron Paul’s “Liberty” thread during the past two decades?

Ask where was the media? And you will see proof that the media, as well as our elected representatives are all “in on it.” In on what? In on the rape and pillage of the American dream is what!

Cong. Paul points it out so publicly in this video montage. Show it around and talk about it, even to brain dead friends, and we all have plenty of those.

I need not write a lot here, because the video says it all. Hell’s bells even Chris Matthews can understand this. There is no American dream; never really was—counterfeit money; fat cat speculators using it for war and bombs; accompanied by unpatriotic acts by Congress.

Also replacing information with propaganda for evil in the information age. Surely Americans suffer enmasse from the Stockholm syndrome. If there is a cure, it might be found in this video montage. My great hope is that this Ron Paul Truth telling will result in the destruction of the two party dialectic that has served the liars and moneychangers so well.

That may be the best result for the Ron Paul Revolution; any vote for Ron is a vote against the bastards that did this.

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