Student Debt Payback Far Worse Than Believed – WSJ

At least half the students had defaulted… or failed to pay at least $1 on their debt within seven years.

Source: https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g19/current/default.htm

An analysis of revised figures from the Education Department shows many more students are failing to pay back their loans than thought.

Read More: www.wsj.com/articles/student-debt-payback-far-worse-than-believed-1484777880

More unbelievable facts from the US government’s own financial reports – Sovereign Man

1) The federal government failed its own audit. Again.

2) The government’s single biggest asset is $1 trillion in student debt

3) US government’s 2016 net loss “more than doubled” to NEGATIVE $1 trillion…

Read More: www.sovereignman.com/trends/more-unbelievable-facts-from-the-us-governments-own-financial-reports-20851/

Source: Annual Treasury Report

WE THE PEOPLE ASK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Issue an International Arrest Warrant for George Soros

George Soros Quote: The US is the main obstacle to world order.

From the Petition to the White House:

George Soros is a menace to the free world and stands in the way of making America great again. He is guilty of the following crimes:

1) Financially supports open sedition in major American cities resulting in millions of dollars of property damage as well as loss of life.

2) Attempts to manipulate democratic elections by donating millions of dollars to his preferred candidates.

3) Seeks to curtail American sovereignty. In his own words: “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States … Changing [the] attitude and policies of the United States remains my top priority.”

4) Is a currency manipulator. Soros initiated a British financial crisis by dumping 10 billion sterling, forcing the devaluation of the currency and gaining a billion-dollar profit.

Read More: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/issue-international-arrest-warrant-george-soros

A Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia | Mises Wire

Fusion centers do a far better job of stoking paranoia than of catching terrorists.

DHS

When it comes to mindless excess in the war on terror, it is difficult to compete with the 70+ fusion centers bankrolled by the Department of Homeland Security. They began to be set up around the nation shortly after 9/11 as federal-state-local partnerships to better track terrorist threats. But the centers have been a world-class boondoggle from the start.

Fusion centers have sent the federally funded roundup of data on Americans’ private lives into overdrive. As the Brennan Center for Justice noted in 2012, “Until 9/11, police departments had limited authority to gather information on innocent activity, such as what people say in their houses of worship or at political meetings. Police could only examine this type of First Amendment-protected activity if there was a direct link to a suspected crime. But the attacks of 9/11 led law enforcement to turn this rule on its head.”

Fusion centers do a far better job of stoking paranoia than of catching terrorists. Various fusion centers have attached the “extremist” tag to gun-rights activists, anti-immigration zealots, and individuals and groups “rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority” — even though many of the Founding Fathers shared the same creed. A 2012 DHS report went even further, stating that being “reverent of individual liberty” is one of the traits of potential right-wing terrorists. Such absurd standards help explain why the federal terrorist watchlist now contains more than a million names.

Federal management is so slipshod that a 2012 Senate investigation found that the federal estimates of spending on fusion centers varied by more than 400 percent — ranging from $289 million to $1.4 billion. A DHS internal report found that 4 of 72 fusion centers did not actually exist, but that did not deter DHS officials from continuing to exaggerate the number of such centers. The Washington Post highlighted a few of the dubious findings: “More than $2 million was spent on a center for Philadelphia that never opened. In Ohio, officials used the money to buy rugged laptop computers and then gave them to a local morgue. San Diego officials bought 55 flat-screen televisions to help them collect ‘open-source intelligence’ — better known as cable television news.”

A Senate investigation found that DHS intelligence officers at fusion centers produced intelligence of “uneven quality — oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely, sometimes endangering citizens’ civil liberties and Privacy Act protections, occasionally taken from already-published public sources, and more often than not unrelated to terrorism.” A Senate investigation found no evidence that the fusion centers had provided any assistance in detecting or disrupting any terrorist plots. Sen. Tom Coburn, who spearheaded the Senate investigation, observed, “Unfortunately, DHS has resisted oversight of these centers. The Department opted not to inform Congress or the public of serious problems plaguing its fusion center and broader intelligence efforts. When this Subcommittee requested documents that would help it identify these issues, the Department initially resisted turning them over, arguing that they were protected by privilege, too sensitive to share, were protected by confidentiality agreements, or did not exist at all.”

George Bush at Ford’s Funeral: Awkward

“After a deluded gunman assassinated president Kennedy, our nation turned to Gerald Ford and a select handful of others to make sense of that madness and the conspiracy theorists can say what they will, but the Warren Commission report will always have the final definitive say on this tragic matter. And why? Because Jerry Ford put his name on it.”
George H. W. Bush speaking at President Ford’s funeral

Notice how the transcript on C-Span’s website leaves that part out, even though it’s in the video. Too awkward! https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4535831/hw-bush-ford-eulogy&start=4961

Hiding In Plain Sight: The Global Pedophile Ring Exposed

Recent revelations regarding pedophile rings run by and for the rich and powerful show that these are not isolated incidents and part of a systemic, global problem targeting defenseless children.

Break Their Chains

Pedophilia scandals continue to emerge around the world year after year while the corporate media and law enforcement agencies alike fail to treat the sexual exploitation of minors as a global, systemic problem. As the number of child abuse scandals involving the rich and powerful continue to grow, it is becoming impossible to cover up that these instances of child sexual abuse and exploitation are globally organized and often run by the very same people who greatly influence society and politics. The entertainment industry, powerful political centers, and even organized religion have been shown to be major centers where this horrific abuse has been enabled and widely accepted among the “elites” and other powerful individuals that dominate these institutions. What follows are several examples of the widespread depravity practiced by some of the world’s most powerful people.

Read More: http://www.trueactivist.com/hiding-in-plain-sight-the-global-pedophile-ring-exposed/

Dept of ED: 40 Years Later, US from Number 1 to lower 30

 Ignorance is Strength - Image of school children before Big Brother eyes.

Ever since the Department of Education was created under the Carter Administration nearly 40 years ago, U.S. literacy in nearly all subject curriculums has fallen, with American students now ranked in the lower 30 of the top industrialized countries.  And this despite the fact that costs for education have severely increased to where public schools spend more per student than virtually anywhere in the world.

PISA Test Results
Source: http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/education/pisa-2015-results-volume-i_9789264266490-en#.WEbNSmQrJjQ#page1

Read More: viralliberty.com/congress-rushes-propose-bill-eliminate-department-education-minutes-betsy-devos-confirmed/

Grant Williams: The Death Of The Petrodollar, And What Comes After | Zero Hedge

Grant Williams, author of “Things That Make You Go Hmm…” offered the most comprehensive analysis yet of the rise and inevitable fall of the petrodollar (and implicitly US hegemony). In the following presentation, from Mines & Money Conference in London in December 2016, Williams focuses on gold’s performance in 2016, the reaction to Donald Trump’s election and joins a series of dots that may lead to the end of the petrodollar system and a new place for gold in the global monetary system.

The Dots So Far. Fall of the Petrodollar From: Get it? Got it? Good. http://ttmygh.com/
The Dots So Far. Fall of the Petrodollar
From: Get it? Got it? Good. http://ttmygh.com/

The story begins in the 1970s when Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon struck a deal with the House of Saud — a deal which gave birth to the petrodollar system.

The terms were simple The Saudis agreed to ONLY accept U.S. Dollars in return for their oil and that they would reinvest their surplus dollars into U.S. treasuries.

In return, the U.S. would provide arms and a security guarantee to the Saudis who, it has to be said, were living in a pretty rough neighborhood.

Read More: www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-09/grant-williams-death-petrodollar-and-what-comes-after