US Hunger Rate Triple That of China

American workers are now three times more likely than Chinese workers to lack the means of feeding their families, according to a startling new report from the Gallup organization. The polling group found that 19 percent of Americans worried about being able to feed themselves or their families, compared to only 6 percent of Chinese.

The Gallup finding showed a near reversal in the proportions of American and Chinese workers at risk of hunger over the past three years, an indication of the shattering impact of the economic slump brought on by the 2008 Wall Street financial crash. In 2008, 16 percent of Chinese said they at times lacked the money to put food on the table, compared to 9 percent of Americans.

US Begins Huge Military Maneuvers Aimed at Iran

As we reported last week, during US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s October 3 Tel Aviv visit, Israeli hawks attempted to persuade Panetta to give the green light for a military strike on Iran. Within ten days, details of an alleged assassination plot against a Saudi ambassador emerged and the foiled attack was blamed on Iran. Innumerable experts immediately voiced their doubts about the authenticity of the plot, with 21-year CIA veteran Robert Baer labeling the story “a truly awful Hollywood script”.”

The Goldman Sachs President Mounts PR Smokescreen to Co-opt OWS

His handlers know OWS is growing and may become a serious political force.  They’d be foolish to overlook the political opportunity.  Co-option and redirection of rising political movements is a prime tool of social control, far more cost-effective than outright repression.

Just remember who joined with bush in saddling future generations with crushing “debt” to pay off wall street’s gambling debts, while blocking any provision to aid scammed homeowners in danger of foreclosure:

AMY GOODMAN: Congressman Kucinich, can you explain how it is that the Democrats are in charge, yet the Democrats back down on their demand to give bankruptcy judges authority to alter the terms of mortgages for homeowners facing foreclosure, that Democrats also failed in their attempt to steer a portion of any government profits from the package to affordable housing programs?

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: Well, I mean, those are two of the most glaring deficiencies in this bill. And I would maintain there was never any intention to — you know, well, many members of Congress had the intention of helping people who were in foreclosure. You know, this — Wall Street doesn’t want to do that. Wall Street wants to grab whatever change they can and equity that’s left in these properties. So —-

AMY GOODMAN: Right, but the Democrats are in charge of this.

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: Right. You know, I’ll tell you something that we were told in our caucus. We were told that our presidential candidate, when the negotiations started at the White House, said that he didn’t want this in this bill. Now, that’s what we were told.

AMY GOODMAN: You were told that Barack Obama did not want this in the bill?

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: That he didn’t want the bankruptcy provisions in the bill. Now, you know, that’s what we were told. And I don’t understand why he would say that, if he did say that. And I think that there is a -— the fact that we didn’t put bankruptcy provisions in, that actually we removed any hope for judges to do any loan modifications or any forbearance. There’s no moratorium on mortgage foreclosures in here. So, who’s getting — who’s really getting helped by this bill? This is a bailout, pure and simple, of Wall Street interests who have been involved in speculation.

Control Freaks Working on Criminalization of Vitamins

Does anyone really doubt that we live under a totalitarian nightmare?  Do you think the poisoning of the food, the harming of children, the impending restrictions on essential vitamins is happening by accident?  Are you waiting for the federal government to officially declare war on the united states?  Why should they, when people are so good at living in denial?

Are you confident that there are too many people in the world?  Regardless of the pathological monetary system we live under which maximizes waste, environmental destruction and human misery?  Because in all likelihood, we are experiencing the systematic application of policies to fix the “problem” of overpopulation.

3 More Insane Trade Agreements Passed by Congress

“Congress has just passed new free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.  The Obama administration has also made “the NAFTA of the Pacific” a very high priority.  Obama says that all of these new trade pacts will create more U.S. jobs.  Well, either Barack Obama is completely ignorant when it comes to economics or else he is lying.”

I suspect the latter.

Transparency in all things