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The only thing more callous than this would be to receive a piece of junk mail from Publisher’s Clearinghouse announcing your loved one’s death.

Families of MH 370 Victims Told About Their Deaths Via Text Message

It’s hard to imagine receiving a worse text message than the one sent to the families of the 239 people aboard Malaysian Air flight 370.

Here’s the text message that was sent to relatives (the Chinese translation you see here is generated by the user’s phone)…

…The message came shortly before Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told a packed press conference that data from Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch and the satellite company Inmarsat indicated that the airplane went down in a remote part of the Indian Ocean and that all aboard were presumed dead.

Even a postcard would have been more heartfelt than a text message, for heaven’s sake.

Hat tip: BadBlue News

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: “That’s as low as any president in our history has gone”

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Nation

“That’s as low as any president in our history has gone”: Scoop
Does senior adviser Valerie Jarrett run America?: Dave Swindle
Establishment GOP Leaders Take The 30 Pieces Of Silver To Pass Amnesty: CHQ

U.S. Chamber of Commerce will oppose tea party candidates: Dan Riehl
Issa: Sebelius May Face Perjury Charges Over Obamacare Testimony: Nice Deb
IL Governor Quinn Addresses Terror-linked Islamic Conference: Creeping Sharia

The Nation: A State of Non-existence: Christian Mercenary
That was quick: Hillary Machine knocks down Christie: TAB
NJ: Say, our concealed carry laws are getting good people killed: Bob Owens

Economy

Democrats and their Pathetic Unemployment Decoy: Daniel Horowitz
Obama: America’s Clear and Present Danger: Allen West
Brookings: Income inequality was actually getting better from 2000-2010: PJM

Define Income Inequality: Jonah Goldberg
Leftists Committed To Getting Their Grubby Paws On Your Kids Early: Tatler
Six lies millennials must reject: Walter Hudson

Scandal Central

Obama Donor Helped Free Terrorist Behind Benghazi Attack: Daniel Greenfield
Letter questions whether Boehner was briefed on Benghazi ops: Catherine Herridge
Police Union Blasts Obama For Choosing Cop Killer’s Lawyer To Head DOJ Civil Rights Dept.: RWN

Climate & Energy

Obama Regime Issued Record 3,659 Economy-Crushing Regulations In 2013: WZ
Chicago Colder Than South Pole as Frigid Air Clamps Down: Bloomberg
John Holdren in 1971: “New ice age” likely: Zombie

Media

Could We Get Some Immigrants Who Can Take A Poll?: Ann Coulter
Politico And BuzzFeed Are Non-Partisan?: Glob
Bridgegate: Christie releases statement after emails link aides to George Washington Bridge lane closures: 6ABC

Democrats ask Bloomberg to back off gun control push: AWR Hawkins
WashPost’s Milbank Compares Talk of Impeaching Obama to ‘Revenge Killing’: Brad Wilmouth
The Ignorant Left: Instapundit

World

Is China copying the old imperial Japan?: Victor Davis Hanson
Obama’s “Gates” of Hell Have Opened!: MOTUS
About 100 million Christians persecuted around the world: report: Reuters

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Lean UX Manifesto: Principle-Driven Design: Anthony Viviano
Enjoy a Guided Tour Inside the E-4B NAOC Doomsday Plane: Aviationist
All The Best, Scientifically Verified, Information on Fukushima Impacts: Deep Sea News

Cornucopia

Give the Devil His Due: Blasted Fools
America’s Shoulder Angel vs. Shoulder Devil: Cube
Connecticut’s new gun and magazine registration law is already manufacturing crime: Bob Owens

Image: Chicago Colder Than South Pole as Frigid Air Clamps Down
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QOTD: “While many on the Left point to the labor market’s weakness as justification for reinstating extended unemployment benefits, a simpler conclusion is that the economic recovery policies since 2008 have failed. In fact, even the White House recognizes that extended unemployment benefits will raise unemployment. The research the White House cites to advocate for 73 weeks of benefits implies that this will result on average in nearly 5 more weeks of unemployment per person in some states.

Congress should recognize the inherent ineffectiveness of trying to help people find work through a program that has evolved into a poorly operating welfare program, one that does little to help unemployed workers acquire new skills or relocate, and that has failed to deliver demonstrable results.” –Alex Brill

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Horrific Consequences: “People Don’t Understand the Scale of the Emergency That’s Going On Right Now”

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Back in the mid-2000′s, when jobs were plentiful and everyone was concerned with buying zero-interest homes, new cars and taking luxury vacations, Mike Maloney from the Hidden Secrets of Money was warning of the financial and economic destruction to come. In his assessment, a crisis was imminent:

First the threat of deflation (1), followed by a helicopter drop (2), followed by big reflation (3), followed by a real deflation (4), and then followed by hyperinflation (5),

We now know that Maloney was right.

In 2008 we saw asset valuations from stocks to commodities lose significant value. It was a deflationary impact so threatening that the U.S. government was on the brink of a collapse which sunsequently led to members of Congress being warned that if nothing was done there would be tanks on the streets of America. This was followed by an unprecedented bailout package, which included an astronomical infusion of cash by the Federal Reserve under the direction of Chairman Ben Bernanke. Since then we’ve seen a massive reflation in a system where the economic fundamentals have only gotten worse – stock markets have hit all time highs, home prices have seemingly re-stabilized and personal debt is approaching 2007 levels.

Mike’s first three stages have, without a doubt, now come to pass.

If his forecast is correct – and it sure seems like it – then we will soon enter the next stage of this crisis and it will involve yet another deflationary hit to global asset prices. We know how destabilizing such an event can be from our country’s experience during the Great Depression. But as Mike notes in a follow-up to his original forecast, the next event will be nothing like what we saw during the 1930′s:

I think it’s going to be a whole lot worse than the 30′s…

People don’t understand the scale of the emergency that’s going on right now. 

They think that Ben Bernanke fixed things and that the economy is back on track, but the Fed is still doing emergency measures. They’re printing $ 85 billion a month – that’s over a trillion dollars a year… and people do not grasp the scale of the emergency measures that they’re doing right now.

There was just a little over $ 800 billion of base money in existence before the crisis in 2008… that’s 200 years worth of currency creation… So that’s 0.8 trillion… now we create a trillion every year… that means we’re creating more than 200 years of currency every single year

…For him [Bernanke] to say that they’re not going to taper is an admission that they can never, ever taper… If they do the whole thing comes crashing down.

I think the crash of 2008 was just a speed bump on the way to the main event… the consequences are gonna be horrific… the rest of the decade will bring us the greatest financial calamity in history.

If Maloney is right, then the next crash is going to be followed by something so severe that many have suggested our civilization may not survive in its current form.

Hyperinflation on this scale, originating in the United States, will lead to immediate global consequences. First, our systems of commerce break down. Next, the government will be left with no choice but to implement a state of martial law, something they have been war-gaming for years in anticipation of this very event. And finally, as noted by many contrarian experts, the world could very rapidly descend into widespread global conflict.

We are, by all measures, on the very precipice of what is potentially the most enormous financial, economic, and social collapse in the history of the world.

Both scenarios – deflation and inflation – are going to impoverish this nation and make it nearly impossible for people to acquire the basic necessities for life. One hundred million people are already struggling right now and are only capable of paying their rent and putting food on the table because of direct government assistance.

When the system collapses that assistance will not be enough and those who failed to prepare by stocking long-term food stores, gold and silver, and barter supplies are going to be living in horrific conditions.

This is big – and most people are completely ignorant to the possibility.


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