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Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline

A historially common marker of failing civilizations
Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:22 PM

It’s time to face some uncomfortable ideas about the state of civilization in the United States.  It is no longer the beacon of freedom illuminating a better way for the world, because it is becoming more and more uncivilized by the day.

The recent spate of police brutality videos and the complete lack of a useful or even any reasonable response by the police unions has shaped this piece of writing, but it goes well beyond those incidents and extends into all corners of the lives of US citizens now. » Read more

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Off the Cuff: Our Culture Is Failing Us

We look more & more like a civilization in decline
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10:15 PM

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

  • Broken Markets
    • When all signals are false, how does one invest wisely?
  • The Decline Of Culture
    • A fundamental crisis within Western society
  • The Decline Of Civilization
    • We are on a track to repeat history, and not in a good way
  • Crafting A New Narrative
    • What should a more functional society aspire to?
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Daily Digest 4/24 - U.K. May Have Slipped Into Third Recession, Pensions In Danger

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:41 AM
  • U.K. may have slipped into a third recession
  • Police Warn Budget Cuts Could Lead to Fewer Officers
  • Meals on Wheels faces Federal cuts
  • Time for Growth: Austerity Has 'Reached its Limits,' Barroso Says
  • Utah cancer clinics turning away Medicare patients
  • San Francisco official probes whether Nevada is 'patient dumping'
  • MU sees 866 percent debt increase over past 10 years
  • City remains knee-deep in more than 7,000 abandoned properties
  • Call for new U.S. crossing fee at land borders criticized in both countries
  • Indian Jewelers Offer Premium on Gold Imports as Demand Surges
  • Parents cutback on food for kids to cope with rising prices
  • Bernanke Gets Japanese Assist in Helping Homebuyers: Mortgages
  • Sanford facing $20 million shortfall; pensions in danger
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Militarizing our Police

Militarizing our Police

How much power is too much for our protectors?

Featured Discussion

Are You Being Tracked When You Drive?

Are You Being Tracked When You Drive?

Many of us are. Without our knowledge or consent.