McGrath: “This Battleground is Coming to a Town Near You”

Charlie McGrath of Wide Awake News explains what it means to live in the United States of Terror:

It really doesn’t matter what they say. It really doesn’t matter how they twist the facts.

What matters is how you perceive what they’re telling you.

They’re telling you that we’re waging war non-stop, for an enemy that we can’t find, that lives in a nation that we can’t describe, a flag that we can’t conquer, an enemy that can’t surrender. They’re tell us the war is going to continue forever.

And, more terrifyingly, if you want something to be afraid of, don’t be afraid of the terrorist under your bed.

Be afraid of your own government, who’s amassing ammunition by the billions in agencies such as the Social Security Administration and NOAA. No specific reason is given – these aren’t agencies that are fighting terrorism or fighting foreign wars.

Now we have Eric Holder, the chief legal counsel of this nation, telling us that the threat he is worried about is the threat that these home grown terrorists pose to the people of this country.

I am afraid of terrorists.

I’m afraid of terrorists in Washington D.C.

I’m afraid of terrorists, financial terrorists, that own the politicians in Washington D.C.

They’re telling us this war around the world is going to continue because the threat of nodes of Al Queda are everywhere.

They’re also telling us… this battleground is coming to a town near you.

Charlie McGrath is a host on the Rense Radio Network.

Follow his regular updates at Wide Awake News and on Youtube.


SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

It’s All Good: “They Can’t Stop Lending Us More Money”

Last month President Obama made it a point to outline the ever stronger state of our Union.

“Our housing market is healing, our stock market is rebounding, and consumers, patients, and homeowners enjoy stronger protections than ever before,” said Obama of a US economy that, according to the President’s numbers, has added six  million new jobs over the last decade.

But as budget woes hit cities and states across America, and Congress battles with the White House over curtailing spending and a fiscal crisis, the real state of our union is becoming more apparent by the day.

According to benevolent billionaire politician Mayor Michael Bloomberg, spending is exactly what we need to keep doing.

Why?

Because we’re the United States of America, and even if we owed our creditors an infinite amount of money, it’d be all good.

You see, the more we owe, the less likely they are to stop lending us money.

It makes perfect sense in a world where insanity is considered normal behavior.

While saying the federal deficit does indeed need to be curtailed, Mr. Bloomberg argued the United States could owe “an infinite amount of money” and there is no specific amount that would cause the country to default.

“We are spending money we don’t have,” Mr. Bloomberg explained.

It’s not like your household. In your household, people are saying, ‘Oh, you can’t spend money you don’t have.’ That is true for your household because nobody is going to lend you an infinite amount of money.

When it comes to the United States federal government, people do seem willing to lend us an infinite amount of money. … Our debt is so big and so many people own it that it’s preposterous to think that they would stop selling us more.

It’s the old story: If you owe the bank $ 50,000, you got a problem. If you owe the bank $ 50 million, they got a problem.

And that’s a problem for the lenders. They can’t stop lending us more money.

Nevertheless, Mr. Bloomberg said it wouldn’t be easy to find the spending cuts that do emerge. Accordingly, when Mr. Gambling suggested cutting “waste” could solve a significant portion of the deficit, Mr. Bloomberg flat-out disagreed.

“Listen, I’ve worked now in government for 11 years,” he said. “One of the problems is the definition of ‘waste.’ You think the programs that I want are waste. And I think the problems that you want are waste.

It’s not like somebody is taking wheelbarrows full of dollar bills and throwing them out the window.

It’s a question of definition, what is ‘waste’ and what is not.

Source: Politicker

It’s not like we’re throwing dollar bills out the window.

Stupid Proles.

Why would we use wheelbarrows when we’ve got helicopters!?!

Helicopter Ben Spreads Cheer Across America

Meanwhile, in the real world, the economy is falling apart and the middle class is being destroyed.

Americans’ personal spending and savings rates are very rapidly dwindling:

Personal income decreased $ 505.5 billion, or 3.6 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $ 491.4 billion, or 4.0 percent, in January

The “savings rate” collapsed to 2.4% from 6.4% last month.

Collapse is the proper word here, folks.

That’s a 62% decline month-over-month.

Wages with respect to price inflation for essential goods are going down, jobs are still disappearing, and the President’s tax plan, which was not supposed to affect middle income and low income workers, is now coming into effect. The result is, less money left in your bank account at the end of every month.

As Mike Snyder notes at the Economic Collapse Blog, the signs that consumers are running out of money are everywhere:

These days most Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck, and thanks to rising prices and rising taxes, those paychecks are getting squeezed tighter and tighter.  Many families have had to cut back on unnecessary expenses, and some families no longer have any discretionary income at all.

According to one brand new survey, 24 percent of all Americans have more credit card debt than money in the bank.

The system is deteriorating.

Consumers, the drivers of our economy, are getting hammered at every turn. Higher prices for gas and food, more taxes, foreclosures, job losses, and emergency government safety nets that are unraveling are leaving wealth destruction in their wake.

From Main Street, it’s looking like another financial and economic collapse is imminent.

What’s the plan from the best and brightest of our politicians, economists and central bankers?

Two words: Infinite Borrowing.

It’s gonna work, seriously! It’s going to flippin’ work!


SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Larwyn’s Linx: Illegal Alien Who Killed Nun Was Just One of Many Released by Obama

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Nation

Illegal Alien Who Killed Nun Was Just One of Many Released by Obama: JW
The White House Must Make Sequestration Cuts as Nasty as Possible: RS
NBC lays down covering fire for Woodward Attacks: Ace

Extortionist in Chief: Thomas
Woodward at War: Politico
John Kerry starts his new job doing what he does best: RWN

Department of No Homeland Security: Border Patrol Union Local 2544: MagNote
Rep. Poe to DHS’ Napolitano: Explain your Organized Jailbreak: Breitbart
CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson May Get A Personal Threat After This: Tatler

Your Daily Does of “John Boehner is Useless”: Ace
Hilarity: Jim Moran to Hold Gun Violence Forum: LibertyZone
Dems ramp up push for assault weapons ban, face headwinds from states: Fox

Economy

So Much Government Growth, So Much Spending To Cut: IBD
Maxine Waters: Sequester will cost 170 million Americans their jobs: Malkin
Obama’s Sequester Math: $ 300B In New Taxes Called ‘Spending Cuts’: IBD

Projected Growth in Unpaid Bills Shows Illinois on Path to Total Breakdown: NB
Bernanke’s Defense of Fed Policies Neither Comforting nor Convincing: Foundry
What Bernanke Didn’t Say About Housing (And Everything Else): Mish

Scandal Central

Creepy: Obama OFA Responds To Being Caught Using Spambots on Twitter To Push Gun Control: WZ
High-flying Holder: Report shows AG, FBI director used luxury jets for personal travel: Fox
Chicago public schools may start sex ed in kindergarten: Fox

Climate & Energy

California is “greening” itself toward a third world electrical grid: WyBlog
Domestic Oil Production At Record Level Despite Obama: IBD
Goracle Calls Marco Rubio “Pitiful” And “Dangerous”: WZ

Media

Lanny Davis: Obama White House Threatened Washington Times Over My Column: Times
Liberal Claws Come Out To Rip Bob Woodward: Glob
Cuomo the Elitist Hypocrite Snake: LibertyZone

Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed: Politico
Why Bob Woodward’s Fight With The White House Matters to You: Fournier
When Jay Carney liked hard-nosed Bob Woodward: WaPo

Massive Turnout at Council Meeting After Lib Alderman Slams “Psychotard” Gun Owners: GWP
Conservatives lose institutions by allowing the minnows to eat the whale: ¡No Pasarán!
Video o’ the Day: Black & Right

World

“Hugo Chavez is Brain Dead”: Fausta
Italy’s New Political Star Has Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic History: Algemeiner
Pic o’ the Day: Black & Right

Agenda: How Marxists Are Grinding America Down: RS
Why Am I Not Writing?: Winter Soldier
White House slams Erdogan’s Zionism remark: JPost

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

Invisibility Cloak demoed at TED2013: Boing Boing
YC-Backed MYO Armband Attracts 10,000 Pre-Orders In 2 Days, Which Adds Up To $ 1.5M In Sales: TechCrunch
Google and Democrats deny that Google is helping Democrats: RS

Cornucopia

Woodward Draws a Charging Foul on Team Obama: MOTUS
Obama Declares America Indefensible due to Sequestration: Cube
Dreams from my surrogate father: RWN

Image: Glock 30S Review

QOTD: “…Read “Berlin Diary” by William Shirer sometime and let’s see how quick you are to dimiss the similarities between then and now. A charismatic leader who combines subtlety to manipulate his followers gradually into a mindset they never would have entertained previous to the leader’s political emergence with strong arm tactics used on all oppostion, manipulation of the media with the end game being media control and the emergence of a “Boogy Man” group to blame and use as a scape goat for all of the leader’s policy failures. Least you be reminded that Herr Hitler was a socialist and a fan of many of the American progressive’s favorite causes including eugenics.” –Commenter “William” at Politico

Doug Ross @ Journal

Impose “military sanctions” on Iran, Netanyahu says, while Israeli Ambassador says red line will be reached by summer. Bluff, or is a preemptive strike coming?

Military sanctions?

Military sanctions?

Even as President Obama and his team are preparing a major tour through Israel and the Middle East next month, two Israeli leaders today significantly ratched up the prospect of an Israeli military strike by this summer. Is it a bluff, or is Jerusalem running out of patience?

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented Wednesday on the nuclear negotiations between the West and Iran, saying that the six powers should clarify to Tehran that if it continues to pursue its nuclear program it would face ‘military sanctions,’” reports Ynet News in Israel. “As the talks drew to their end, Netanyahu said that if Iran’s refusal persists, ‘There are other means of compelling Iran to adhere to the international community’s demands.’”

“Netanyahu said that it was unlikely that the Islamic Republic would capitulate to the West’s demands, and curb its nuclear endeavors,” noted Ynet. “‘Just like North Korea, (Iran) continues to flout all international standards,’ Netanyahu said, adding that the international community should also toughen the financial sanctions imposed on the ayatollah’s regime. As the nuclear talks in Kazakhstan drew to an end Wednesday, Iran’s chief negotiator Said Jalili told reporters that the negotiations were ‘positive’ and that the offers made by the P5+1 group of nations’ delegates were ‘more realistic than those presented in the past and made an effort to approach the positions of Iran.’ According to Iran’s Press TV, the next round of talks between Tehran and the six powers – Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany – will be held in April.”

The Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. is echoing Netanyahu’s message today.

“I think there’s time, but there’s not much time” for sanctions to work, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren told USA Today. “There’s a window for diplomacy, but the window is closing….We know that given the centrifuges that they have now, they will pass a red line. That’s the point where we will no longer be able to prevent them from making a nuclear weapon, and that line is coming up in the summer. If they install the next generation of centrifuges — and they’re installing them right now — (and) if those centrifuges begin to spin, then the time will be even shorter.”

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