The U.S. Government Issues New Ben’s

| October 9, 2013

Yep…new $100 dollar bills (notes) started to circulate yesterday.  This project was said to be in development for over 10 years as a joint effort by The Federal Reserve, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the U.S. Secret Service.  First year production is expected to be around 3.4 billion with print facilities in Washington D.C. and […]

The Big Question We’re Currently Asked About, Relates To The Silk Road Website…Yes, The One That Was Just Taken Down By The FBI…So What Exactly Is Tor, And How Did It Work Anonymously?

| October 4, 2013

Well, Tor seems to be a very deep subject, pun intended…..and in fact we don’t profess to know everything about it, but we’ll try to explain things as best as possible here. Tor was originally an acronym for The Onion Router (TOR),and is free software for enabling online anonymity. Tor directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer network consisting […]

Computer Security Firm McAfee Warns Of ObamaCare Phishing Scams

| October 1, 2013

Pay attention class, there will be a quiz on this! Security firm McAfee warned Tuesday that hackers are likely to take advantage of the rollout of ObamaCare exchanges this week by launching phishing attacks aimed at stealing personal information. Phishing attacks are designed to dupe users into revealing credit-card numbers or other confidential data by […]

The NSA Knows All About Your Credit Card Spending Habits

| September 15, 2013

Wise Dog Sources: For the third time in the past few weeks Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge has scooped a block buster story on the tracking and recording habits of the NSA (National Security Agency). You can review the previous two stories right here at The Stated Truth by scrolling down to September 2nd (Say It Ain’t […]

9-11-2001 Remembered Twelve Years Later

| September 11, 2013

As remembering one of the toughest days in our history passes, let’s not forget those innocent kind souls who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  God Bless America, Land Of The Free and Home Of The Brave.  

NSA Has Full “Back Door” Access To iPhone, BlackBerry And Android Smartphones, Documents From Germany’s Spiegel Reveal

| September 8, 2013

This won’t go away…’s the new normal in communications. Germany’s Spiegel, broke a story saying that the NSA can spy not only on Android smartphones but tap user data on all iPhone and BlackBerry devices “including contact lists, SMS traffic, notes and location information about where a user has been”. Spiegel reports, citing”internal NSA documents that the […]

Here Are The Most Recent U.S. Crude Oil Import Charts….

| September 4, 2013

The U.S. isn’t “oil  independent” just yet, but we’re working on it!  As you can see from the charts below, most of the OPEC oil imported by the US comes from places other then the Middle East.  Saudi Arabia and Libya are the exceptions.  2013 July vs June Chart Below……. 2013 Year To Date Chart below….. Source: Census Bureau

Say It Ain’t So….The Hemisphere Project (Formerly Known As) Hudson Hawk) Involves Over 4 Billion Recorded Phone Calls Per Day

| September 2, 2013

Here is a spaghetti chart created by the WSJ of the US telecom space. It lays out roughly how many current subscribers (many  from other carriers) pass through  US telecom giant, AT&T.  Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/02/2013 16:02 -0400 The reason for this is that according to the latest revelations from the NYT, which […]

The China Plan…In Gold We Trust

| August 25, 2013

The China plan would look to eventually back the Chinesse Renminbi currency with Gold, creating a direct trading challenge to the U.S. Dollar. Russia’s Putin has in the past hinted at something similar for the Russian Ruble! Chinese Gold Imports – China Imports 104 Tonnes of Gold in June China just imported 104 tonnes of […]

Welcome To The Middle East And Have A Nice Day

| August 25, 2013

Sounds like an old Abbott and Costello routine?  Who’s on first….. From K-N Al-Sabah, posted in the FT: Iran is backing Assad. Gulf states are against Assad! Assad is against Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi. But Gulf states are pro Sisi! Which means they are against Muslim Brotherhood! Iran is pro […]

Uh….We Wait With Heightened Interest

| April 21, 2013

This is either a big Scoop, or a pile of Poop. Glenn Beck sounds off about his knowledge of a top security matter. In the chaotic timeline of events that took place after the Boston bombing, one story that circulated was that a Saudi National had been take into custody and labeled a “Person of […]

The Guessing Game….

| September 30, 2012

In This Guessing Game……There Are Four Possible Answers.  So here we go with inquiring minds! With the World on your shoulders,  which one  of  these four outcomes would you look to hitch your horse to…. 1. One who knows and knows that he knows… His horse of wisdom will reach the skies. 2. One who knows, but doesn’t know that he […]


| May 29, 2012

Wondering if duh…. is on the list. Hundreds Of Words To Avoid Using Online If You Don’t Want The Government Spying On You The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other […]

U.S. Sends Third Aircraft Carrier Group To Persian Gulf

| January 30, 2012

From ZeroHedge…..   We already know that Israel is on edge……the fuse may be looking for a match like a bug looking for a windshield! Here’s a following of US naval developments and deployments in the Arabian Sea, which serve one purpose and one purpose only – to demonstrate US military strength in the Straits […]

World Bank Warns To “Prepare For The Worst”

| January 17, 2012

No wonder the U.S. is telling Israel to cool they’re heals about Iran…if you want to make a bad situation worse, then start a war in the Middle East and watch oil go to $200 a barrel, then presto, a world depression that would make the 1930’s look like a picnic!   World Bank Cuts Economic Outlook, […]

U.S. War Exercise Postponed For “Budget Reasons”

| January 15, 2012

Guess the idea is….why waste money on an exercise if the real think is coming?  Or maybe not, as last week Europe wanted western countries to postpone an embargo against Iranian oil exports by 6 months because of poor european economies. The United States and Israel have agreed to postpone a large joint military exercise planned for this spring. The […]

The “Just In Time” New World Economy

| January 6, 2012

We will be tested on this one, the new normal “just in time” economy may not be such a good idea, after all!  The global economy could withstand widespread disruption from a natural disaster or attack by militants for only a week as governments and businesses are not sufficiently prepared to deal with unexpected events, […]

U.S. Navy Says Any Disruption To Straits Of Hormuz “Will Not Be Tolerated”

| December 28, 2011

The message is clear…. Reuters:   U.S. FIFTH FLEET SAYS ANY DISRUPTION OF NAVIGATION IN HORMUZ STRAIT “WILL NOT BE TOLERATED” The U.S. Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday it will not allow any disruption of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran threatened to stop ships moving through the strategic oil route. “The free flow […]

President To Iranians….We Want Our Drone Back. Pretty Please

| December 12, 2011

The President says…”We want our Drone back!”  But… It’s more likely that the clone masters in China have already bought the original and built a million cheap imatation drones. ABC reports in connection with President Obama’s handling of this embarrassing predicament, “”We’ve asked for it back. We’ll see how the Iranians respond,” the President said at a news conference. He wouldn’t comment […]

American Airlines Goes Nite Nite (Bankrupt)

| November 29, 2011

American Airlines Files For Bankruptcy   The list of bankruptcies is likely to get longer over the next year or two. We would expect it to include a major Bank, a major Insurance Company, Major Industrial Companies, (for a starter Eastman Kadak comes to mind on that one)…. and Brokerages similar to MF Global,  (one big, bad bet […]

Persian Gulf Tensions Are Rising Rapidly

| November 22, 2011

This from The Inger Letter……. Besides the EU situation and the growing tensions in the Persian Gulf region (hard to believe it; but mainstream news here isn’t at all reporting the reality of the rising issues…to wit.. the pressure against Iran’s Central Bank, with restriction of oil sales in the wings.. much less 2 US […]

Israel Preparing For Preemptive Strike On Iran…According To Sky News

| November 2, 2011

We’ve heard this for months now, but the thinking was that Big Daddy (the U.S.) shut the idea down…. Sky News has reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally support in his cabinet for an attack on Iran, according to government sources. “The country’s defence minister Ehud Barak and the foreign […]

Middle East On Edge…And, How To Fix America’s Lost Prosperity

| October 17, 2011

Some fresh perspectives from Gene Inger….Security wise the giant U.S. Air Force’s supply and logistics’ exercise in the Middle East is an early ‘stronger’ initiative from Leon Pannetta (our new Defense Secretary). And, as to the demonstrations around the country,  the key to prosperity: a) bring back American industry (‘buy Made in the U.S.A.’ does make […]

You Won’t Believe This…It’s Top Secret

| October 9, 2011

The Daily Reckoning……It’s Top Secret This from an episode of Frontline called “Top Secret America.”…..One example is the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. According to Dana Priest the DNI started as 11 people in the Old Executive Office Building. In short order, it grew to a couple of hundred people and moved to […]

Computer Virus Infects U.S. Predator Drone System

| October 7, 2011

Our immediate question that comes to mind is: What happens when a computer virus attacks the new highly technological automobiles. Answer: There will be a few less cars on the highway, that’s because the average car is over 10 years old, and all things considered, there really aren’t that many of the new versions around…The new […]

An Interesting Tid Bit…

| September 29, 2011

Hmm…Did you know that U.S. military spending equals that of all other military spending combined in the world.

Listening Near And Far

| September 14, 2011

Interesting to say the least!  The National Security Agency (NSA) has opened a massive $2 billion, 1 million-square-foot complex in the Utah desert…devoted to storing and sorting through emails, web searches and business transactions. This system is capable of monitoring 10 million people simultaneously this year and will be able to monitor 100 million next year! You’re […]

CBS New York…Sources: Authorities Concerned About Possible Dirty Bomb, Times Square Strike

| September 9, 2011

One thing we would observe, the Feds don’t put this kind of fear into everyone for no reason.  Best to stay indoors this weekend.  “Remember, an awful lot of the security we have you don’t see” , Mayor Michael Bloomberg.   Hmm…..sounds like the Eastern flank is covered, but what about the South, Midwest and out West? […]

U.S. Homeland Security Reports Specific, Creditble 9/11 Terror Threat

| September 8, 2011

Best to stay in on Sunday, September 11, 2011 The Department of Homeland Security has “specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information” as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nears, said agency spokesman Matt Chandler in a statement. A U.S. intelligence official who isn’t authorized to speak publicly said the report is credible […]

France Warns Iran About Building Nuclear Weapons

| September 1, 2011

We’ve already heard that the Pentagon warned the White House about September being a dangerous period between Israel and Iran…Now we hear from France.  It’s probably another reason why Gold is acting so good against what is normally a negative summer seasonality.  France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy warned on Wednesday that Iran’s alleged attempts to build long-range missiles and nuclear […]

Israel Sends Two More Warships To Egyptian Border

| August 30, 2011

The U.S. Pentagon has repeatedly warned that September is a time to be watchful about the happenings in the Middle East! From the AP: “The Israeli military says it has sent two more warships to the Red Sea border with Egypt following warnings that militants are planning another attack on southern Israel from Egyptian soil. […]

Stratfor Out With Middle East Review: Israeli-Arab Crisis Dead Ahead

| August 23, 2011

We have touched on this important subject back on July 17th and again just a few days ago on August 19th here at in an article that was titled “Things That Could Go Bang And Change The World“.  Scroll down to read it.   Israeli-Arab Crisis Approaching   By George Friedman | August 23, 2011 In September, the U.N. General […]

Government Morons…The Lockheed F-22 Rapter Fighter Jet Program

| August 7, 2011

The F-22 Raptor fighter jet is a sleek, diamond-winged fighter conceived during the Cold War in the early 1980’s to combat a new generation of Soviet fighter jets. But with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Soviet fighters that the U.S. military planners had feared never moved beyond development stage and none were ever built. So the United States ended […]

New Terror Report Warns of Insider Threat to U.S. Utilities

| July 20, 2011

ABC reports……. Sabotage by an insider at a major utility facility, including a chemical or oil refinery, could provide al Qaeda with its best opportunity for the kind of massive Sept. 11 anniversary attack Osama bin Laden was planning, according to U.S. officials. A new intelligence report from the Department of Homeland Security issued Tuesday, […]

Iran Says It Shot Down U.S. Drone…..

| July 20, 2011

Sounds plausible! Even a blind squirrel gets an acorn from time to time! A U.S. drone was shot down while flying over a nuclear facility in Iran, according to reports in the Iranian media.  The U.S. has no comment. More at:

Things That Could Go Bang, And Change The World

| July 17, 2011

War between Iran-Israel……CIA veteran Robert Baer, “I think we are looking into the abyss”……“there is a warning order inside the Pentagon” to prepare for war.  If this happens, envision Gold exploding along with Oil, while stock markets and economies around the World plunge.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to throw caution to the wind.  Naval update per […]

Nuclear Power Plant Updates

| June 19, 2011

From Washington’s Blog………….. WOWT Reports: [Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant’s chief nuclear officer, Dave Bannister] said for the plant to get to a disaster level, floodwater would have to rise three and a half feet above where it stands now. The Kansas City Star Notes:  The endless complexities have made prediction a tough task, said […]

A Very Interesting Story…..It Involves The Rusian FSB (Successor To KGB), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Dominque Strauss-Kahn Of The IMF, And The United States CIA.

| May 31, 2011

Read this story with a strong sense of doubt.  Question each motive and the why and by whom.  Then remember what you read just in case it turns out to be right! There are stories out and about, and some even seem believable as they challenge the logic that there isn’t much gold in Fort Knox. To the practical effects on the global economy, should […]

Cyber Combat: Pentagon Says Can Be An Act of War

| May 30, 2011

Could computer hackers take down the world financial system and other critical infrastructure, or start a world war….it’s an interesting question.  This from the Wall Street Journal: WASHINGTON—The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for […]

Kirk Sorensen: Thorium Could Be Our Nuclear Energy “Silver Bullet”…. FINANCIAL SENSE NEWS HOUR

| May 30, 2011

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