President Barack Obama has recently released his budget in which he calls for an “end of austerity.” This is an amazing statement from a president whose government has spent the highest percentage of GDP in history and added more to the national debt than all past presidents combined. What must he mean by austerity?
There are demonstrations around the world over austerity on an almost daily basis. It is condemned as an evil poison for tough economic times while others tout it as the elixir for economic depressions.
The president’s rejection of austerity represents the Keynesian view which completely rejects austerity in favor of the “borrow and spend” — increase aggregate demand — approach to recession. What he really is rejecting is the infinitesimal cutbacks in the rate of spending increases and the political roadblocks to new spending programs.
We’re approaching garden time in the Northern Hemisphere! I just bought an indoor grow light system that we can start in our basement. Last summer, I found that it was too hot to plant many of my fall/winter crops, and with this winter’s brutal temperatures, I want to give my plants a longer indoor start before spring planting. A very sunny window also helps. I started tomatoes, chard and kale indoors last year, but this year our indoor plants have claimed that Southern window space as their own. Here are some good videos and links to whet your appetite.
Click here to estimate your last frost date, so that this video makes sense. The video also includes information on which plants do well with an indoor start and which ones do best waiting for in the ground planting. If you have a cold frame, then you can begin growing earlier and continue later into the fall.
Tips: using cinnamon and/or chamomile tea helps to ensure that plants don’t “damp off” or get fungal growth from the indoors conditions. This video offers some basic seed starting tips:
Preparing to garden in droughts by using ollas (oy-yuh’s):
For centuries, the planetary elite have used the all-seeing eye as a way to subconsciously plant their warped spiritual beliefs into the rest of the world. They’ve hidden their reign over humanity out in the open with endless symbolism, and the all-seeing eye, which represents and acts as a gateway to other realms, seems to be one of their favorite symbols. Continue reading →
“Veils lifted, the passage is opened again. VISABLE, PALPABLE, UNSTOPPABLE. GUIDANCE TO A NEW AVALON. Michael’s energy resonates from the gate into the world to stand guard; no dark energy can ever make a claim again.” Continue reading →
Posted onMarch 9, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on ZeroHedge – Former US Defense Secretary Gates Admits “Crimea Will Not Slip Out Of Russia’s Hands” – 9 March 2014
“I do not believe that Crimea will slip out of Russia’s hands,” former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Fox News this morning adding that there is little chance Ukraine will be able to get back control. When asked in this brief clip “You think Crimea’s gone?” Gates responded clearly, “I do.” Gates then goes on to explain why Obama’s foreign policy didn’t “embolden” Putin and perhaps more importantly defends Obama’s “taking the weekend off in the middle of a crisis” golf trip… Continue reading →
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Posted onMarch 9, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on ZeroHedge – Global Debt Crosses $100 Trillion, Rises By $30 Trillion Since 2007; $27 Trillion Is “Foreign-Held” – 9 March 2014
While the US may be rejoicing its daily stock market all time highs day after day, it may come as a surprise to many that global equity capitalization has hardly performed as impressively compared to its previous records set in mid-2007. In fact, between the last bubble peak, and mid-2013, there has been a $3.86 trillion decline in the value of equities to $53.8 trillion over this six year time period, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Alas, in a world in which there is no longer even hope for growth without massive debt expansion, there is a cost to keeping global equities stable (and US stocks at record highs): that cost is $30 trillion, or nearly double the GDP of the United States, which is by how much global debt has risen over the same period. Specifically, total global debt has exploded by 40% in just 6 short years from 2007 to 2013, from “only” $70 trillion to over $100 trillion as of mid-2013, according to the BIS’ just-released quarterly review.
Posted onMarch 9, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on ActivistPost – Surveillance State On Display At 4th Amendment Hearing – 9 March 2014
Rarely do you get to witness a battle with the line between right and wrong so clearly drawn. The Maryland House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Fourth Amendment Protection Act afforded such an opportunity.