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Most nations in South America are either already experiencing an economic recession or are right on the verge of one.  In general, South American economies are very heavily dependent on exports, and right now they are being absolutely shredded by the twin blades of a commodity price collapse and a …

Could you live without debt?  Most Americans say that they cannot.  According to a brand new Pew survey, approximately 7 out of every 10 Americans believe that “debt is a necessity in their lives,” and approximately 8 out of every 10 Americans actually have debt right now.  Most of us …

Another day, another right lost to the political corruption in Washington. In a move that has garnered almost “no” media attention, the House of Representatives passed HR 237, known as the “FTO (foreign terrorist organization) Passport Revocation Act, which allows the “Obama administration the unilateral power to strip you of …

Are you a conservative, a libertarian, a Christian or a gun owner?  Are you opposed to abortion, globalism, Communism, illegal immigration, the United Nations or the New World Order?  Do you believe in conspiracy theories, do you believe that we are living in the “end times” or do you ever …

This Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee concerning the Obama administration’s controversial arrangement to lift economic and other sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran in exchange for concessions in their nuclear program, a deal in which Kerry was ostensibly …

The House voted Monday to beef up White House security, including more weapons and defenses for the building and training for the Secret Service. The measure would be a helping hand after a series of scandals have left the agency responsible for protecting the president with its tail between its legs. The Secret …

Thanks to the “Obama recovery”, the rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 48 years. The percentage of Americans that own a home is widely considered to be a key indicator of the health of the middle class, and we have just learned …

Have you ever noticed how plainclothes and off-duty police officers, often have a complete lack of awareness in regards to how they appear to the average citizen? Many of them don’t seem to realize that when you act like a cop, but don’t dress like one, you appear absolutely crazy …

What I am about to share with you is quite stunning. A well-respected financial expert that correctly predicted the last two stock market crashes is now warning that we are right on the verge of the next one. John Hussman is a former professor of economics and international finance at …

Can you feel the panic in the air? CNN Money’s Fear & Greed Index measures the amount of fear in the financial world on a scale from 0 to 100. The closer it is to zero, the higher the level of fear. Last Monday, the index was sitting at a …