Catch Hawks show live at 5pm MST, 6pm CST, on the 20th as he has Gregg Evenson on with him live.
Steve Quayle is Hawk’s special guest on the 21st, same time same place!
These will be great shows folks so tune in!
In the past I have had people write to me and tell me that I am a ‘fear monger’, using fear to sell products. I would think that Hurricane Sandy would put those statements to rest! Just think where those people are that had some supplies stored up, propane camp stove and a gravity fed water filter. I am pretty sure that they are not dumpster diving for food and going without water.
We have relatives in the lower Manhattan area that live in some pretty posh digs and they might as well be in a tenement building, they would be better off for sure! They have had no power or water since Sunday night. No internet no cell phone, no nothing! The company he works for finally got him a very expensive hotel room so that he could work, he is a ‘virtual’ employee.
He was going to coffee shops etc uptown but they are all packed since everyone has that same idea. They have power uptown and it is warm and you can buy food. Downtown, you can just forget about all that. Of course, getting from downtown Manhattan to anywhere can be an issue as well. Limited subway lines open and cars require fuel and there appears to be little of that.
Then you can look at the footage of this huge disaster, Staten Island is a mess along with long island and New Jersey. Fist fights over food and fuel are becoming common. Between that and the high level of destruction there are places with Martial Law now. Wow! The survival instincts of many are kicking in and if food, water and shelter aren’t delivered ASAP you could see things deteriorate further.
I just hope that those that think storing up some food and making just very basic preparations is a crazy idea will wake up in time. We are having some pretty wild natural disasters of late and they might, just maybe get caught in one and wish they had taken the advice to prepare yourself and family for the unforeseen event that could cause a lot of suffering, more than necessary.
The bottom line is that the supply chains for virtually everything we use, food, water, fuel, etc. are very fragile indeed. Once broken it can take a while to fix and during that time what will you do?
It may come as no big surprise to most that chemtrails are real and made up of all kinds of nasty ingredients. This was confirmed by a Swedish politician, Pernilla Hagberg, who went on to say it is a joint operation by U.S. CIA and NSA and the Swedish government.
What exactly they are spraying is really very concerning. The toxic mixture is composed of aluminum, barium, viral fragments, viruses and a mixture of aerosols. While many were saying those of us that had real concerns about these nasty chemtrails were merely paranoid, it seems that that paranoia is justified…in the extreme.
I am not really paranoid about these chemtrails. I am plenty mad that our government does these things to our environment and to us. It seems that both big government and large corporations don’t really have our best interests at heart.
I urge you to speak out and do so soon, while there is still something left to protect!
Labeling laws, what a convoluted mess this has become. I for one am for truth in labeling and support the lawsuits that have been brought forward to make these companies begin to follow the same guidelines that the smaller companies are being forced to follow.
This is a good thing, to bring some justice to an arcane system of labeling and enforcement where the big companies can get off without penalty yet smaller companies are sometimes shut down for the same infractions.
Unfortunately, even thought many small companies have products that for 100′s if not 1000′s of years have been used for certain conditions with great results, they usually don’t have the money to do the studies that the FDA requires to extol these claims to the public. The wording is extremely picky if in fact one wants to try to ‘get around’ the rules, a risky proposition at best!
More honesty in the labeling would be a welcome relief. I would extend that invitation to become more honest to the Big Food Boys that are pushing GMO’s. They should have to label the GMO ingredients for what they are Genetically Modified Organisms. I leave it to you to do your research into why these organisms can be so dangerous…I have expounded upon these dangers repeatedly.
For a very good and in depth look at GMO’s please take a look at Jeffery Smith’s work in this area. He has several books and now a movie out about GMO’s.
I am not a huge fan of the new ruling that says that if you own a cell phone you can’t reasonably expect privacy. The Authorities can use yours to track you down, listen in etc. This was a ruling by a U.S. Appeals court just recently.
So if you carry a cell phone just expect Big Brother to be listening in to your conversation and track you down, just because they want to!
Police allowed to track cell phones in US without court warrants
Published: 18 August, 2012, 00:06
The US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Americans have no reasonable expectation of privacy when carrying cell phones, allowing police to track GPS signals without a warrant or probable cause.
The decision came the court ruled in United States v. Skinner that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) abided by the Constitution by using a drug runner’s cellphone data to track his location and determine his identity.
Melvin Skinner, also known by his false name as “Big Foot,” was a drug mule with more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana in his Texas motorhome.
The throwaway mobile phone he was using was registered under a false name, so agents did not know the identity of the drug trafficker.
By using GPS data from his disposable phone, police learned that “Big Foot” was planning to deliver a large shipment of marijuana from Arizona to Tennessee in his mobile home.
In 2006, agents obtained a court order – but not a warrant – to track the disposable phone’s location using its GPS.
After tracing the phone’s exact location, police dogs discovered the mobile home and indicated a presence of drugs. “Big Foot” was arrested and charged for drug trafficking and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
But on appeal, the defendant argued that his cell phone data could not be used because the DEA failed to obtain a warrant for it, thereby violating the Fourth Amendment.
The Fourth Amendment protects against “unreasonable searches and seizures” without the issuance of a warrant obtained due to probable cause.
The Court considers cell phone use to be a public – not private – action, thereby being ineligible for the protections of the Fourth Amendment. A court brief of the case states that “a suspect’s presence in a publicly observable place is not information subject to Fourth Amendment protection.”
Additionally, Judge John M. Rogers, writing for the majority, said Skinner “did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the data given off by his voluntarily procured pay-as-you-go cell phone. If a tool used to transport contraband gives off a signal that can be tracked for location, certainly the police can track the signal.”
While any US cell phone can now be tracked by police without probable cause or a warrant, the Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that police must obtain a warrant before secretly attacking a GPS tracking device to a suspect’s car.
That ruling is currently being contested, leaving the possibility for police to secretly track vehicles without permission. Without the requirement of a warrant to access cell phone data, US authorities are gaining increasing power over what some would consider “private” rights of individuals – but what the Courts call “public.”
The authorities don’t even need a warrant. Just tune and and if you say something they don’t like, well expect a visit.
Of all places to grant Julian Assange of Wikileaks asylum, Ecuador! President Correa of Ecuador, not to be bullied by England, granted him asylum early today. Not a very comfortable place for Assange as it appears he is sleeping on an air mattress in a converted office in a very small embassy.
That England would threaten Ecuador with revoking their embassy status is ludicrous to the extreme in any circumstance. It is a violation of the Geneva Convention and accepted International Law. If this does happen we are all in for a very rough time. I suspect that many English and perhaps American embassies across the world would be faced with a severe backlash and see many embassies’ status revoked and closed. At least I hope this is what would happen.
It just doesn’t make sense that such measures would even be talked about in this case. He hasn’t been charged with a crime! This is all about the U.S. and others wanting to exact some revenge on Mr Assange and nothing else. He would most certainly be whisked away to the U.S. and face trial on some trumped up charges of espionage.
I for one think that the U.S. is pissed because what we have paid for in services, delivered by various departments of state and military, is not up to the price we paid. In short, we are getting ripped off, lied to and controlled by the very government we pay for! Enough is enough.
I say let Mr. Assange leave the embassy and go to live in Ecuador! Let him continue to publish these ‘top secret’ cables and let us and the world know what is really taking place in the upper echelons of government! It is time for the covers to be drawn back, no more secrets.
For the 3rd time in 3 months Israel has once again made threats to bomb the nuclear facilities in Iran. From what you read in Mainstream Media, you would think that they are serious this time!
I kinda doubt it. We have an election coming up and Obama and the Israelis are buddies. They want to see him reelected to insure continued funding. At the same time the ‘war of words’ isn’t working. Iran doesn’t seem to care about all the rhetoric and just continue on their way.
I am still not convinced that their ‘nuclear’ facilities and capabilities are a threat. Maybe, maybe not! I just can’t help but remember the WMD excuse to get us into a fight in Iraq. Is this yet another set up?
I am convinced that nukes in the hands of anyone are a threat to the continued existence of the human beings of the world. Once some nuke war starts how is that contained? Given the history of human beings in wartime, I just don’t think anyone will show any form of restraint. Billions will die in the much talked about Armageddon!
Having said all this. We can only pray that a solution is found that does not require force, especially initiated by a western power or one backed by them (Israel). Talk about destabilizing the entire region and the world!
I urge everyone to start vigilant and assess the news as it comes out with a very discriminating eye. Not everything is as it seems.
Since my last posting on this subject,not a whole lot has changed. Well, except the fact that this situation is getting worse, as we all knew it would, and the markets are noticing.
The stock markets have fallen in 3 of the last 4 days and most of the MSM is placing the blame on the European Financial crisis. Our corporate earnings are getting hit, with more to come many think, and the prices are diving.
It was just the other day that one of the ‘doomsday’ guys, that have good track records by the way, was saying we have fallen off the financial precipice. I don’t think he is far from wrong.
Common sense indicates that the world wide economy, including our own, has yet to see the worst. That is coming on a daily basis. Please don’t believe these talking heads when they tell you that they are ‘fixing’ the problem. I am not sure they, nor anyone else, know what the problem really is!
When you don’t know the problem, you certainly can’t fix it, even if they could and I for one don’t believe that the efforts (read money they are printing) undertaken will do any good at all.
The entire system is crumbling as I write. Since the Lehman debacle we have seen far too many financial houses succumb tot he economic pressures and of course sheer greed and fraud.
Look at PFG, the future clearing house that went broke and dang few of these people will ever see any money. Given the fragile state of affairs, why would anyone want to put their money in such a clearing house, just to take more risk to make money that, due to the risk of bankruptcy of the futures firm, they might never see again!
Folks, this financial crisis will slowly unravel the fundamentals of our economy. I suggest you get prepared…take a look at where your money is and how easy or difficult it will be to access it in the event of some financial catastrophe. Do you own any gold or silver? How easy is that to get to? I am all for the Boy Scout Motto here “Be Prepared”!
Following up on yesterdays post about Stockton CA and the likelihood of having to file bankruptcy…Well it is official they are filing Chapter 9. Just a sign of the times, first the citizens then the cities themselves as real estate prices and incomes fall…
This has not stopped and as we are seeing world wide, the trend is still in place…falling real estate, employment and incomes! I expect people to get pretty mad. Can’t believe that the people here are not more vocal about it…although when we do become ‘vocal’ the press doesn’t seem to notice. While in Europe people get really vocal…of course our press doesn’t notice that too much…would be a distraction from all the great reality TV shows now wouldn’t it?
Stockton, California, to File for Bankruptcy Protection
By Steven Church and Alison Vekshin – Jun 27, 2012 7:52 AM MT
Stockton, California, said it will file for bankruptcy after talks with bondholders and labor unions failed, making the agricultural center the biggest U.S. city to seek court protection from creditors.
“The city is fiscally insolvent and must seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection,” Stockton said in a statement released yesterday after its council voted 6-1 to adopt a spending plan for operating under bankruptcy protection. “In addition to the bankruptcy petition, the city will file a motion with the courts to share information from the confidential mediation.”
Stockton Bankruptcy Slide Measured in Murder Surge
June 20 (Bloomberg) — Stockton, California, Mayor Ann Johnston and residents talk with Bloomberg’s Alison Vekshin about the city’s surging murder rate The number of murders in the city has more than doubled since 2008 as Stockton cuts service and staff to stay afloat. Stockton, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east of San Francisco, is poised to become the largest city in U.S. history to seek bankruptcy protection. (Source: Bloomberg)
The budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 calls for defaulting on $10.2 million in debt payments and cutting $11.2 million in employee pay and benefits under union contracts that could be voided by the bankruptcy court. The city of 292,000 may file its petition as soon as today.
“It’s a sad day in the city of Stockton,” Mayor Ann Johnston said before the budget vote. “I see no other solution to this.”
Municipal bankruptcies in the U.S., while still rare compared to corporate filings, became more common after the housing and financial crisis began. Ten of 42 cases filed since 1981 came in the past four years, according to court records.
The biggest municipal bankruptcy was filed last year by Jefferson County, Alabama, which is trying to restructure $4.2 billion in debt, most of which is tied to sewer bond deals tainted by corruption.
Stockton’s bankruptcy will probably resemble the 2008 case of another California city, Vallejo, which exited court protection last year, bankruptcy attorney Dale Ginter said. Both cities have been hurt by high labor costs, particularly health insurance for retirees, he said.
“Retirees are not going to be happy,” said Ginter, who represented retired Vallejo workers in that city’s bankruptcy. “My prediction is that retiree health care is cut. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it cut to zero.”
Bondholders and current employees will probably also have to take less, said Ginter, who has reviewed city financial reports.
“We think Chapter 9 protection is the only choice left,” City Manager Bob Deis told the City Council, referring to the section of the federal bankruptcy code that applies to municipalities.
Stockton’s expected bankruptcy filing won’t create a sell- off in the $3.7 trillion municipal-bond market because investors of tax-exempt debt have known about the city’s budget deficit and rising health-care expenses, Matt Fabian, managing director at Concord, Massachusetts-based Municipal Market Advisors, said in a telephone interview.
“There’s been enough talk about municipal bankruptcy and worries about it that when one actually happens, it’s a little beside the point,” Fabian said. “It’s hard to see one city’s faltering pushing the market weaker.”
Investors will buy municipal debt for its relative safety and low default rate, said Chris Ryon, who helps manage $8.25 billion of municipals, including a $367 million California fund, at Thornburg Investment Management. The average cumulative default rate in the past four decades was 0.13 percent for municipal bonds versus 11.2 percent for corporate debt, Moody’s Investors Service data show.
“The overall default rates in municipal bonds are extremely low and Stockton is a small participant in the $3.7 trillion market,” Ryon said in a telephone interview.
A taxable Stockton pension bond sold in 2007 and due September 2037 traded June 25 as high as 80.68 cents on the dollar, down from when it traded as high as 102.03 cents on the dollar on Feb. 15, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The City Council’s approval paves the way for Deis to proceed with the bankruptcy filing. Stockton, a river port about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east of San Francisco, ran out of options after three months of negotiations with creditors ended June 25 without enough concessions to close a $26 million deficit.
“We’ve worked really hard with our creditors and we’ve been unable to close the gap,” Deis said. “If we get any agreements in the near future, then those will be honored in Chapter 9.”
Bankruptcy would allow the city to break contracts with creditors without the threat of lawsuits, though it won’t assure the city’s recovery, he said.
“This basically is the equivalent of the pause button,” Deis told the council. “It provides you a breather to adopt a budget and maintain services during this next year. It doesn’t guarantee success in the long term. That’s going to require some negotiating and some give-and-take.”
Dale Fritchen, the only one of seven council members to vote against the plan, said he wasn’t convinced there was no alternative.
“I think it’s going to hurt Stockton more than it will help Stockton,” Fritchen said. “For heaven’s sake, I hope I’m wrong.”
In February, the city began a process during which it is required by state law to review its finances with help from a “neutral observer” who is picked in cooperation with creditors. That review is similar to a mediation process in which creditors have a right to participate, according to the law, passed last year at the request of California labor unions.
Salaries for current workers and benefits for them and former employees account for about 68 percent of the city’s general fund, the city said.
The city has cut services so much the past two years that “public safety is at a crisis level,” officials said in a June 5 fiscal report. Unemployment, at 15.4 percent in April, was almost double the national average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Stockton ranked third in murders last year among large California cities, behind Los Angeles and Oakland, according to FBI data.
The collapse of the housing market left Stockton to contend with mounting retiree health-care costs and eroding tax dollars in the wake of the recession, amid accounting errors that overstated municipal revenues. One in every 195 homes in Stockton’s metropolitan area received a foreclosure filing in May, the fifth-highest rate in the U.S., according to RealtyTrac Inc.
Negotiations with creditors began on March 27 and were extended to June 25. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension fund, and San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), the nation’s biggest home lender, and bond insurer Assured Guaranty were among at least 18 creditors involved in the talks.
Last year, three municipalities entered bankruptcy, including Jefferson County.
Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code is reserved for cities, counties and quasi-governmental bodies, such as special water or tax districts. It offers more protection from creditors than Chapter 11, which is used by companies and wealthy individuals.
Did you see the little snippet in there about the surging murder rate in Stockton. Remember this is the largest city yet to file so far…I stick to my recommendation yesterday: As the judge says “I suggest that the citizens arm themselves’…or everyone agree to become 100% nonviolent…that won’t happen today I am pretty sure!
For those that don’t watch mainstream news, Colorado is suffering the worst wildfire season in history. Hundreds of homes burned to the ground in several areas and the fires continue to rage.
As a resident of Colorado we are keeping a constant watch on the forest and mountain areas near us. Fortunately for us none of the fires are near our home but many people are being evacuated as we speak in several different areas.
These folks need some very positive energy and prayers!
Colorado wildfires: Wildfires burning Colorado, prompting evacuations, destroying properties
KUSA – There are several active fires burning in Colorado as of Tuesday morning, and it is hard to keep all the fires straight if you are not in the immediate area. 9NEWS is here to help with this comprehensive list.
Below are the largest fires in the state that are causing either evacuations or threatening homes.
CHIMNEY ROCK FIRE
A downed power line sparked a one-acre blaze in southwestern Colorado Monday, threatening homes and prompting evacuations. The Forest Service says the fire is burning on the north side of Cabezon Canyon. The fire was running up the canyon towards the residences Monday afternoon. Pre-evacuation orders were given to residents, but firefighters were able to fully supress the fire. The firefighters are in the mop-up stages now.
CR 102 FIRE
The containment of the CR 102 Fire in Elbert County was changed around midnight on Monday from 100 percent contained to 75 percent contained. By Monday afternoon, the fire reached 90 percent containment. The fire has burned 300 acres and caused 100 people to be evacuated. The pre-evacuation order for the town of Elbert was lifted on Monday. The CR 102 Fire broke out Sunday afternoon.
A fire burning in Boulder County Tuesday afternoon has prompted evacuation notices. Boulder County officials say the fire is 300-acres and burning on the west side of the Flatirons. The Rocky Mountain Fire Department is using a heavy tanker and ground crews on the Flagstaff Fire. Residents living south of Dartmouth Avenue, west to Table Mesa and east to Broadway are under a pre-evacuation notice. A resident in the area says lightning was seen before the fire started. Smoke can be seen from the City of Boulder and surrounding areas.
HIGH PARK FIRE
The High Park Fire is now 87,250 acres with only 55 percent containment. The fire started on June 9 around 6 a.m. and is burning approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins. More than 1,900 personnel are fighting the blaze. On June 11, authorities confirmed 62-year-old Linda Steadman died from the blaze. Search crews found Steadman’s remains at her house on Old Flowers Road. Authorities say Steadman received two notification calls. A deputy was on his way to personally warn her, but he was pushed back by flames. Larimer County officials confirm at least 248 homes are destroyed from the High Park Fire. The cause of this fire is lightning.
LAST CHANCE FIRE
A fire burning near the town of Last Chance prompted evacuations and closed a portion of Highway 71. The 44,000-acre fire is 95 percent contained as of Monday night. It forced residents near the town of Last Chance and Woodrow to evacuate. Two homes and three outbuildings have been destroyed.
LITTLE SAND FIRE
The Little Sand Fire is now 22,010 acres with only 29 percent containment. The fire started on May 13 around 4 p.m. and is burning approximately 13 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs. More than 200 personnel are fighting the blaze. No structures have burned or threatening in this blaze. The cause of this fire is lightning.
The Stateline Fire grew to 350 acres and is at 50 percent containment. The fire started on June 23 and is burning near the Colorado-New Mexico line along U.S. Highway 550. About 140 personnel are fighting the blaze. One home was destroyed by the fire, but no other homes are threatened. It is burning in a very remote area. The fire is considered to be human caused, but there are no suspects at this time. An information line is now available at 970-799-1179.
The Treasure Fire is burning 320 acres with only 10 percent containment. The fire started on June 23 at 11:10 a.m. and is burning five miles northeast of Leadville. No structures have burned in this blaze. The cause of this fire is human-caused, but it is still under investigation.
WALDO CANYON FIRE
The Waldo Canyon Fire is now 5,165 acres with 5 percent containment. The fire started on June 23 around noon and is burning in Pike National Forest in El Paso County. About 600 personnel are fighting the blaze. The cause of this fire is under investigation. Massive amounts of evacuations were issued for Tuesday afternoon.
The Weber Fire is burning more than 8,930 acres. The fire is 15 percent contained. It started on June 22. The fire is burning in Montezuma County just six miles south of Mancos and just south of Highway 160. More than 100 homes were evacuated. No homes have been damaged in this fire. Nearly 400 personnel are fighting this fire. Officials say someone started the fire, but no further details are available at this time.
Think about it, what would you grab in the event of an emergency? Take some time and think about it. Food, water, important papers perhaps? Being prepared is not a bad idea for most people and those in Colorado are really having to either get out fast unprepared or preparing in a double quick hurry. Where are you on the preparedness scale?