Segment 1: Tax Tales SEGMENT BEGINS AT 00:37 Economist Jerry Robinson welcomes author, financial writer, and stand-up comedian Dominic Frisby for an enjoyable, stimulating discussion of his book, Daylight Robbery, as well as the role of taxes in history and the...
ISRAEL STRIKES GAZA
As West Celebrates Christmas Eve, Israel Lights up the Global Press
- Border Killing Ignites Fresh Tensions. Israel launched a series of air strikes shortly after a Gaza sniper shot an Israeli civilian laborer as he performed maintenance work on a border fence. The man was airlifted to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
- Mainstream Media Lays Low as Israel Launches Air Strikes on Christmas Eve. The mainstream media was virtually silent after Israeli air strikes launched against Gaza killed a three-year old Palestinian girl on Christmas Eve. An independent report found that the DrudgeReport.com, FoxNews, along with several other major news outlets kept silent on the story. Meanwhile, the story was top news across numerous international outlets.
- Israel Announces New Settlement Construction. Tensions were increased when Israel announced new plans to build another settlement in disputed territory.
- Report: Israel Passes U.S. Military Technology to China. Yet another investigation has revealed that Israel recently transferred secret U.S. missile technology to China. The revelations forced the head of defense exports for the Israeli Defense Ministry to resign amid U.S. anger. But this should be no surprise to those who have long observed Israel’s selling of U.S. state secrets. Whether it was the 69 Patriot missiles that Israel attempted to sell to China, or the sale of U.S.-style jet fighters and tanks, the booming Israel-Chinese trade in secret U.S. military hardware and technology is worth several billions of dollars.
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Inside this Issue
“Profiting From the Coming Paper Money Collapse”
2013: Best Year EVER For Stock Funds
Investors put $346 billion into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that own stocks this year as of Dec. 23, the largest annual inflow on record.
Late Surge in Web Buying Blindsides UPS, Retailers
A surge in online shopping this holiday season left stores breaking promises to deliver packages by Christmas, suggesting that retailers and shipping companies still haven’t fully figured out consumers’ buying patterns in the Internet era.
U.S. 10-Year Yields Cross 3 Percent
Rising interest rates and rising stock values? How long can this last?
Spending on New Cars May Break Record in December
Total vehicle sales are expected to be up at least 4 percent year over year, with the industry anticipating all-time record consumer spending on new vehicles, according to a forecast.
Japanese Stocks Hit Six Year High
The Nikkei stocks index soars higher on data showing the U.S. economic recovery is accelerating…
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Precious Metals Market Update with Tom Cloud
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“World News Headlines That We Are Tracking”
Arab Kingdoms Eye Stronger Ties with China
The six energy-rich Arab monarchies of the Gulf are seeking to strengthen ties with China.
Saudi Arabia Announces Plans for Joint Gulf Military of 100,000 Troops
Until now, the Gulf states have relied on the US fifth fleet stationed in Bahrain to protect their vast oil fields.
Can a China-Russia Axis Bankrupt the U.S.?
Both Russia and China have closely studied the end of the Cold War and how the U.S. ultimately defeated the U.S.S.R. by bankrupting it. Two decades later, it looks like Moscow and Beijing are trying to return the favor.
North Korean Army Told to Prepare for Combat
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has warned war could break out “without any prior notice” amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula.
Eurasian Economic Union Set to Launch in 2015
Yet another attempt at regional integration…
“Archiving the Rise of Big Brother and the Fall of the Republic”
WATCH: Edward Snowden’s Alternative Christmas Message
In unusual video, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden slams the government surveillance state; reminds bankrupt U.S. government that “asking is always cheaper than spying.”
Israeli Officials Demand End To US Spying, Email Tracking
But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu downplays the threat posed by the American spy machine…
White House Tries to Prevent Judge From Ruling on Surveillance Efforts
The Obama administration moved late Friday to prevent a federal judge in California from ruling on the constitutionality of warrantless surveillance programs authorized during the Bush administration, telling a court that recent disclosures about National Security Agency spying were not enough to undermine its claim that litigating the case would jeopardize state secrets.
Feds Declassify Bush-Era Surveillance Docs
Federal intelligence officials are declassifying eight documents about the origins of controversial surveillance systems created under former President George W. Bush.
Computerizing People May Be Next Step in Tech
“Eventually you’ll have an implant, where if you think about a fact, it will just tell you the answer.”
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“A Daily Dose of Financial Wisdom from God’s Word”
“Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.”