February 13, 2014

North Korea is now evacuating a underground nuclear test site at a feverish pace officials said after they saw increased movement at the site via a spy satellite focused on the region. Officials think a detonation will occur soon but are not sure of an exact date.

In the past week, North and South have planned to have talks on future relations between the two and with this newest headline it seems the North is just trying to distract the world from their nuclear program. Iran is currently doing the same tactic and playing nice with the U.S. Something is in the works in the east.

The North could be planning a "false flag" attack against themselves to justify a military strike against South Korea. This strategy is not new by any means, Hitler used the Gleiwitz Incident in 1939 for example, to justify the war against Poland. Similarly, the effect of such an attack by North Korea would engulf the entire region and it's an easy guess what side China takes, but I can say the USA will be on the opposite side of what they choose.

 "(we are..)...ready and able to deter North Korean aggression," Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a news conference. "It is time for the North to choose the path of peace and refrain from provocations or using excuses to avoid the responsibility that they bear."

The latest Intel show's North Korea is currently expanding its enrichment facility.

A Federal appeals court on Thursday stuck down California's concealed-weapons rule, saying it violates the Second Amendment by making applicants show good cause and moral character. In other words, if we don't like you, you don't get one law.

The ruling was decided by a 2 to 1 vote. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, wrote in their decision "California was wrong to require applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon."

“The right to bear arms includes the right to carry an operable firearm outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense,” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote for the majority.
The Appeals Court reinstated the lawsuit filed in 2009 by Edward Peruta, who brought his case forward because he was denied a concealed-weapons permit in San Diego County. The ruling was the first reversed decision out of three similar cases heard in federal court.

Results were released by The Canadian National Breast Screening Study that came to the conclusion that breast cancer screening doesn't reduce the number of women who die from breast cancer. The study was based in Canada and was conducted for over 25 years and included data collected from doctors around the country.  The study suggests annual mammograms given to women in their 40's and 50's found more cancers, but didn't save more lives.

"The authors say that in countries where breast cancer treatment is state of the art, screening mammography doesn't appear to be more effective at reducing breast cancer deaths than regular breast self-examination plus an annual breast exam given by a medical professional." Reported the Canadian press.

Experts behind the study say its leading to over-diagnosis of breast cancer and 4 out of 5 women who have small amounts of cancer in their breast(s) are treated when they don't need too, because a little cancer isn't bad.

The American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging, issued a statement calling the study "an incredibly misleading analysis based on the deeply flawed and widely discredited Canadian National Breast Screening Study." The group said the findings should not guide policy on breast cancer screening, suggesting to do so "would place a great many women at increased risk of dying unnecessarily from breast cancer."

Canada has had free healthcare since 1984 under the Healthcare Act.

Is it an coincidence that the study was based in a country that is constantly trying to cut corners to save money in the healthcare system? Now that the USA requires healthcare for all citizens, even though many Americans cannot afford the premiums provided by the government.

Is this study a new scheme to sucker people out of preventive care, just to save a dollar? What ever the motive maybe, telling someone who has cancer in their body not to worry about it is wrong and goes against the Hippocratic Oath that every doctor takes.

The Belgium Parliament passed a bill legalizing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit by a vote of 86 to 44. Belgium is the first country in the world to allow euthanasia for children who are terminally ill and request death.

The opposition to the bill argued that a child cannot make a decision of that magnitude and feared others would press a child into it.

In the Netherlands it is legal for children 12 and over with parents permission to be put to death.The Dutch require that the request be fulfilled by a doctor if the request is "voluntary and well-considered".

Many who are opposed to the law cite religious reasons and churches have also come out against the law too. Others argue that if a minor cannot make decisions about money or emotional issues how can they have the legal right to decide to die?  Some pediatricians have warned that vulnerable children could be put at risk under this law and have brought into question the ability for them to make such a big decision.

The question "should we allow children to choose death or life?" will now be a topic that more more countries will have to discuss.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday and vowed to continue the massive scale of money printing.

 “*(she expects)....A great deal of continuity in the FOMC’s approach to monetary policy” . Said Yellen.

After the meeting markets picked up steam. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked 192 points to finish Tuesday's trading session The Russel 2000 surgered .93 percent to end the day at 1,129. April gold futures advanced $16.60 (1.30 percent) to $1,291.30 per ounce.

Sounds like things are really bouncing back, right? Wrong. That old saying "those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it." comes to mind. Lets look at some history.

Right before the Stock Market Crash of 1929, markets were booming with prominent bankers shouting from the roof tops how great it was. Then on March 25, 1929, a mini crash happened after investors started to sell stocks at a rapid pace, which showed the public the shaky foundation of the markets. Banker Charles E. Mitchell tried to slow the crash and provided $25 million in credit to aid in recovery. The influx of the credit extended caused losses to drop from 20 to 8 percent. But it did little to halt the crash, many more signs appeared that showed the scale of what was occurring. Steel production fell to a new low, construction was sluggish, car sales were down and consumers were building up high debts because of easy credit. Then it all came down, a chain effect that left every sector of business in shambles. This was directly caused by speculation by investors that stocks would never fall and because of that, let the average Joe only pay half of the purchase while the other half would come from banks and creditors. In other words, you cannot give money that does not exist without repercussions, thus giving credit without having something real like gold to secure the debt given.

Yellen's push to continue printing fiat currency to offset inflation, is another version of speculation.

The markets responded positively, not because they think the markets are going to increase, but because they know it's crumbling down around them and to avoid losses, they are selling at a quicker pace to other less knowledgeable investors, like your local 401K or your local bank.

A Mindful Patriot source inside a mid-level investment firm has noted that they see an increasing sell off of precious metals like gold and silver. The source added many in the know, are labeling and actively informing their high volume clients that an "economic apocalypse" is fast approaching and is instructing them to divest now to collect while the market is high. The source predicts in six months to a year, the market landscape will be drastically different, with impacts being felt across the board.

If our source is correct, this means instead of speculation like in 1929, we will have super inflation happening so quickly that the Federal Reserve will not be able to offset it.  Like another black Tuesday, with such high volume of sell offs that the markets could drop by an 33% in one day. With a drop that large that quickly, it would never recover under any current strategy we know or use today.

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