The 10 Most Powerfull Corporations In The World

| September 27, 2013

Below are the top 10 corporations by market cap listed in 5 year increments spanning the last 21 years, actually the last increment was 6 years. While the names have changed at the very top, the premise has not.  And…the winner for 2013 is (drum roll) Apple. But pay attention to this, nobody has stayed number one for very long! In fact, most […]

Inflation Based On Three Easy Comparisons…..

| September 26, 2013

Based on the graph below, a new car is the deal of the decade, in fact it’s the best deal going back multiple decades! Wise Dog

Student Loans…Look At This Insane Graph Of Parabolic Student Loan Debt – Much Of Which Is ‘A University Or College Sales Pitch That’s Not Much Different Then A Car Salesman’

| September 26, 2013

“Soaring higher education costs are further widening the achievement gap as non-wealthy students are forced to become debt-serfs to pay for college”. This is a system that forces poor and middle income households to shoulder student loans for decades in return for marginal-return degrees. It is wrong and recklessly predatory. Yet this is the system that […]

A Picture Tells The Story

| September 25, 2013

  Education flails….then fails for many!  

Time To Send Off Another Letter To Your Congressman….Household Income Figures Since 1975, All Of Us Pinions Vs Memebers Of Congress

| September 20, 2013

Here’s a full history of the Census Bureau’s figures for median household income.  Notice that median household income in 2012 is below the 1989 figure. That’s 23 years. Not so good. Now let’s look at things from 1975, which is the begining of these records…..Median household income has increased by a cumulative, grand total of 11% […]

Interesting Tid Bit On Our Privacy From Back In 1978

| September 18, 2013

Question…..Did anybody think that our privacy was being compromised back in 1978?  Answer….Probably not. But sure enough and to our surprise it’s the wrong answer. Back on February 24, 1978  The Rockford Files Season 4 Episode 12  was viewed on NBC and the following caption was shown at the end of ‘ The House On Willis Street’ part 2.  This episode was about new […]

Donald Kohn Comments Send Him To The Back Of The Line For Next Fed Chairmanship

| September 16, 2013

Wise Dog Sources believe that Kohn is NOT a deregulator as Summers was perceived to be, and his comments that we review below essentially take him out of the Federal Reserve Chairman job opening! Wikepedia: Donald Lewis Kohn (born November 7, 1942) is an American economist who served as the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. […]

Five Years After A World Economic Meltdown, BIS (Bank of International Settlements) Ex-Chief Economist Warns “It’s Worse This Time”

| September 15, 2013

It’s concerning how so many people now think that “things are different this time”!  But since complacency has hit an all time record, it’s unlikely to end well. The Swiss-based BIS `bank of central banks’ said a hunt for yield was luring investors en masse into high-risk instruments, “a phenomenon reminiscent of exuberance prior to the global financial crisis”. The former chief economist […]

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 […]

Arctic Ice Area Is Highest In Seven Years…Sets Record For Ice Growth

| September 14, 2013

So….what was that shuffle back in 2007 by Al Gore about the ice melting by 2013? Hmm…According to Climate Depot “Arctic ice area is increasing, as new ice is forming rapidly north of 80N. Ice area is the highest since 2006. The year over year change in Arctic sea ice area has blown away the record for ice growth, by […]

Some Interesting Tid Bits About Silver…Or As Some Call It – Poor Man’s Gold

| September 12, 2013

Silver appears to be the metal of the future….especially when one considers that 2/3 of all silver produced worldwide is a by product of lead, copper and zinc mining. Major silver users include the electronic and circut board industry, water purification and growing  industrial uses in China, including production of energy saving solar panels. Silver Atomic Number: 47 Symbol: Ag Atomic Weight: 107.8682 Discovery: Known […]

Are New Bank Notes Around The World Going To Be Made Of Polymer?

| September 12, 2013

“Wise Dog” sources say the new normal in money has started a change from paper to plastic!  The reason being that after initial increased costs, the extra durability of the notes would mean they would last longer.  Canada has already adopted the polymer banknote because it’s cheaper to issue then paper notes. Other countries paying with plastic include: Australia was […]

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.  

Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President Does An Op-Ed With The New York Times…..

| September 11, 2013

Hmm…..This has to be a first, a Russian president does an editorial in a major U.S. newspaper!  Unbelievable! Truely, it really is. Inquiring minds want to know if Russia’s leading newspaper Pravda would allow President Obama to pen his own Op-Ed in Moscow. Just curious! Here is a major exert on a Russian point of disagreement: “I carefully studied his (President Obama) address […]

Stanley Druckenmiller Reviews Key Issues That In His Opinion Will Effect The U.S. Economy

| September 11, 2013

Pay attention everybody, there will be a quiz on this….Stanley Druckenmiller (one of the most successful money managers of all time) addresses key issues for the U.S. economy going forward. Here are a few  snip-its. On what he is most uncomfortable about: “Let’s first set the table and looking at what is going on in the last […]

Geez…If The U.S. Government Ever Learned How To Cut The Red Tape, Our Economy Would Suddenly Grow Like A Weed

| September 10, 2013

They got to be kidding…..Nope! President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its companion Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA) back in March of 2010. It has been learned from reliable sources that the Federal Register now has a total of (at least) 109 final regulations governing how Obamacare will be […]

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…..it’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 […]

The Recovery Trudges On

| September 8, 2013

And this is during an economic recovery! In June, the number of  households receiving foodstamps rose to 23.117 million, an increase of 45.9k in one month, and also a new record high. The average monthly benefit per household was: $274.55, just off the record. In June an additional 125,059 individual Americans started using Foodstamps. The increase to 47.8 […]

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

Alaska Has Record Cold In Its Northern Interior

| September 2, 2013

Burrrr…… An August 31st  cold airmass and clear skies allowed for temperatures to plunge to record low levels in the Alaskan northern Interior. Most notably, Bettles recorded a low of 15ºF Saturday morning. This is by far the lowest temperature of record at Bettles in August. The previous record at the Bettles in August was […]

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  www.zerohedge.com The reason for this is that according to the latest revelations from the NYT, which […]

Happy Labor Day 2013

| September 2, 2013

There are now 130 Million citizens that are not currently employed… off we go with another letter to OUR (We The People) self serving Congress and Senate.  Even they can understand the picture below (we thinx). (h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer)     www.zerohedge.com

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