Tag Archives: NSA

  • Blog

    The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War’s Battlefield

    Crippling the US without firing a shot
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, July 17, 2014, 3:38 AM


    We talk a lot about Peak Cheap Oil as the Achilles' heel of the exponential monetary model, but the real threat to the quality of our daily lives would be a sustained loss of electrical power. Anything over a week without power for any modern nation would be a serious problem. 

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    The State of the Deep State

    The monster in America’s closet
    by JHK

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:43 PM


    We’ve been hearing a lot about the so-called Deep State lately. What to make of this shadowy monster? Some observers link it to the paranoid fantasy called the New World Order, a staple of political talk radio (and a hobgoblin I don’t believe in). 

    I like to say that I’m allergic to conspiracy theories because human beings are generally too inept to carry out schemes at the grand scale, as well as being poor secret-keepers. Insider knowledge is almost always swapped around, even in secretive organizations, often recklessly so, because doling it out confers status, tactical advantage, and sometimes money for the doler-outer. But the Deep State isn’t a secret. It operates in plain sight.

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  • Insider

    Off the Cuff: Abnormal Times

    Our institutions no longer serve our interests
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:47 PM


    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Jim discuss:

    • The Dimming of US Legitimacy Abroad
      • Americans have a growing fear & distrust of our own foreign policy
    • Charity Begins at Home
      • Why are we sending $ abroad that is much needed at home?
    • Abnormal Times
      • We are so far from fundamentals that a correction is guaranteed
    • This Weekend's Seminar at Rowe
      • Kunstler will be participating
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    The NSA Scandal Is Just Getting Worse

    Snowden's revelations are beginning to snowball
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 10:32 PM


    Now that the NSA scandal is hitting corporations (collaborators, if you will), does this mean people will pay more attention to it than when it was "just" our privacy being seriously invaded?

    With every revelation from the Snowden documents, we've found that the snooping by the NSA was far more pervasive, sophisticated, and unlimited than practically anybody suspected. It's all but certain that even more startling releases are to come.

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  • Blog

    The Disenchantment of American Politics

    And the coming uproar
    by JHK

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 4:34 PM


    Considering the problems we face as a nation, the torpor and lassitude of current politics in America seems like a kind of offense against history. What other people have allowed circumstances to run over them like so many ‘possums sleeping on the highway?

    And, since human affairs don’t remain static indefinitely, in what direction might things go when the political mood finally heaves and shifts? The possibilities are unsettling.

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  • Podcast

    David Collum: Broken Markets, State Capitalism & Eroding Liberty

    Understanding the dominant trends of 2013
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, December 22, 2013, 5:47 PM


    2013 was a frustrating year for those who believe in cause and effect. Markets have been levitated far above what fundamentals would justify. Sovereign debt has increased tremendously, but seemingly without repercussion. Central planners have become more brazen in their belief that intervention is the best way to control both an economy and its citizens to surprising little outcry from the populace:

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  • Blog

    2013 Year in Review

    Austerity is not a policy
    by David Collum

    Friday, December 20, 2013, 5:36 PM


    Every year, friend-of-the-site David Collum writes a detailed "Year in Review" synopsis full of keen perspective and plenty of wit. This year's is no exception. Moreover, he has graciously selected PeakProsperity.com as the site where it will be published in full. It's quite longer than our usual posts, but worth the time to read in full.

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    Daily Digest 8/13 – A Texan Tragedy, War-torn Syria Split into Three Regions

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 3:45 PM

    • What Country Should You Flee to? Citizenship Info for U.S. Asylum Seekers
    • How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets
    • N.S.A. Leaks Make Plan for Cyberdefense Unlikely
    • War-torn Syria Split into Three Regions
    • In One Bundle of Mortgages, the Subprime Crisis Reverberates
    • A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water
    • Lightning Bolt Sparks Fire at Venezuelan Oil Refinery
    • New York Today: Flood Watch

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