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U.S. Problem Banks

Posted June 3, 2013

A recent FDIC report revealed that the number of problem banks in the U.S. has only decreased by 30%. There are still 612 on the list...

Cannibal's Hymn

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted June 3, 2013

“If you're gonna dine with them cannibals, Sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten...” So says Nick Cave in our Outsider Quote of the Week. See more...

Your 401(k) is a Cannibal

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted June 3, 2013

It's not a blood-smeared tribesman or a crazed Hannibal Lecter, but a different kind of monster, lurking in plain sight... and it's EATING YOUR RETIREMENT ALIVE!

3D Printed Drones

Posted May 31, 2013

The government immediately reacted when a citizen publicized the first 3D printed gun. But now it's planning to 3D print weapons of its own...

Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted May 31, 2013

What's better than "too big to fail"?... "Too big to Jail!" Take a look at this weeks Outsider image of the week's take on Wall Street.

How NOT to Launder a Billion Dollars

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted May 31, 2013

Just another day in the international criminal cartel we call the banking industry... As it turns out, liberty is reserved for the Insiders.

Why Fracking Could Save the Environment

Posted May 30, 2013

Fracking has already proved it can have tremendous benefits on the economy... but can it benefit the environment as well?

Bitcoin: Safe or in Danger?

Posted May 30, 2013

The Department of Justice just recently shut down digital payment service Liberty Reserve. Is the bitcoin in for a similar fate?

Thomas Jefferson on Liberty

Posted May 30, 2013

Educate and inform the who mass of the people -- it is the only secure way to preserve true liberty.

Embrace the Future: "Manufacturing Liberty"

Posted May 30, 2013

If the government is going to take away our freedom, today's entrepreneurs are going to manufacture it on their own... The story unfolding is about more than guns though. From saving lives to ending world hunger, 3D printing's ambitions know no bounds.

Cyber Attacks on the Energy Grid

Posted May 29, 2013

The U.S. energy grid has been vulnerable to cyber attacks, and while no widespread attack has been successful, it could only be a matter of time...

Politicians, Bankers, and Unelected Bureaucrats Beyond Control

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted May 29, 2013

Politicians, Bankers, and Unelected Bureaucrats Beyond Control

When Did Memorial Day Become a Sham?

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted May 29, 2013

As I watched politicians pay tribute to our fallen servicemen on Memorial Day, I have to admit that I felt a bit disgusted...

Buffett's First-Ever-Video-Recording, Stock Market Philosophy Circa 1962

Posted May 28, 2013

A much younger, dapper looking Buffett makes an interesting observation: something worth considering presently as today's stock market rallies tend to cloud what's really going on in our deeply troubled economy.

Budget Cuts Restrict Liberty

Posted May 28, 2013

Budget cuts: most people agree that our country is spending way too much money and that something needs to be done about this fact. Unfortunately, in many cases the cure is worse than the problem itself. As the sequester continues, more and more people are being hurt by these cuts.