What Is the Gold-Oil Ratio Telling Us?

Based on historical gold-oil ratios, oil appears extraordinarily cheap right now. One way to establish if a commodity or asset is relatively expensive or inexpensive is to price it in something other than a fiat currency–for example, gold. Gold goes up and down in value relative to other commodities and fiat currencies, so it is itself a volatile yardstick. Nonetheless, it provides a useful measure of the relative value of gold and whatever is being measured in gold–in this case, oil.

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The Dissident Dad – Explaining Money to Your Children

Money is a very important part of all our lives. The understanding of money, how it works, and how we treat it can dramatically improve or diminish our quality of life. Based on my writings and videos on YouTube, you might think my definition of money is gold and silver, but it’s not. Money is simply a medium of exchange. It can be represented by everything from gold to horse manure. Okay, maybe not horse manure, but it’s not a far stretch with the most popular form of money today being central bank notes loaned out into existence.

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New Study Shows that the Most Overweight Workers in the US are Police

The recent study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine calculated their numbers using body-mass-index statistics, while the sources of the numbers in the FBI study are unclear. Body-mass-index is a measure of relative weight based on the mass and height of an individual, and is defined as the body mass of an individual divided by the square of their height. Not only are a vast number of police officers in the US overweight, but they are also significantly less intelligent than the average person as well. As we reported, police departments actually reject applicants when they score too high

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Assange: US prosecuting Barrett Brown for quoting assassination threats against me

The charges against journalist and activist Barrett Brown, accused of threatening an FBI agent, are partially based on his quoting another person’s threat to assassinate the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange said. Brown, 33, whose sentencing was delayed until January on Tuesday, faced federal charges including computer-related crimes, obstruction of justice and publicly threatening an FBI agent performing his duty. He’s now looking at up to eight years in prison for aiding hackers in breaching corporate computers, after pleading guilty in April to being an accessory.

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Estimated 1M mummified bodies found in Egyptian necropolis, some 7ft tall

No explanation of where the bodies came from, scientists say
By Shepard Ambellas
FAIYUM, EGYPT (INTELLIHUB) — So far over 1,700 mummified bodies, of an estimated 1 million, have been unearthed in a necropolis South of Cairo.
It appears the mummies are approximately 1,500-years-old, buried during the time when Rome control vast swaths of Egypt.
However, the discovery has scientists scratching their heads as the literally have no explanation of where all of the bodies came from.
At least one body was reported to be more than 7ft. tall.
Kerry Muhlestein, the project director, from Brigham Young University, Utah, said for every 5 x 5 sq.

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Sydney Siege Aftermath: Australian Government Seeks More Anti-Terrorism Laws

Right on schedule, following a high profile terrorist attack, the government of Australia is now “investigating new security laws” and other methods that can be used to gut the civil liberties, privacy, and general way of life of Australian citizens. Only a day after the Sydney Siege, Australian “lawmakers,” intelligence agencies, legal branches, and other government officials sprung into action in order to discuss the possibility of passing yet another law allowing the collection and housing of telecommunication and Internet data of Australian citizens. On December 16, the Australian Parliament was hearing testimony by Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin who

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Tennessee Town Passes Policy Banning Negative Comments About The Town's Government

The commissioners of a small Tennessee town have just voted to ban negative comments about it from social media. This stupid move was prompted by “criticism and lies” being posted online, which supposedly “hampered” the town’s government from performing its duties. South Pittsburg City is a town of 3,000. This fact will limit the damage done by its city commissioners’ new policy (which passed with 4-1 vote), but only because the town itself is tiny.The ban, however, is super-broad. (via Ben Swann and BRACE YOURSELF for always-awesome AUTOPLAY)

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Innocent Man Raided, Tased, Beaten, & Shot By a Corrupt SWAT Team who Lied to Get the Raid

A completely innocent man was shot, tasered, brutally beaten, and had stun grenades thrown at him by vicious and incompetent SWAT officers. Then, those same officers tried to cover up their mistake by charging the victim, Chad Chadwick, with six criminal offenses including felony assault on a police officer. This incident happened in 2011, but it has taken Chadwick three years and his entire life savings, to finally beat the charges that he was falsely accused of. Last month, a jury found Chad Chadwic

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The Bankster International: Procession Toward a World State

Mark Hackard21st Century WireGeopolitical analysis, the art of explaining power relationships through the prism of impersonal geography, can be a helpful tool for observers of the Great Game – but it also has its limitations. A case in point is the renewed US-Russia confrontation. Think tanks and policy insiders easily sell the narrative that from the dark days of the Cold War to our own time, Russia and the United States are fated to play in a zero-sum contest for the future of Eurasia and the world. Deterministic theories, though, can be used to legitimize predatory policy, and pseudo-scientific formulae

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THE LATEST TWIST IN THE BIZARRE PROSECUTION OF BARRETT BROWN

Barrett Brown entered the federal courtroom shackled, with a slight swagger in his step and squinting into the light. He took his seat next to his defense team and quietly set about flipping through a stack of loose-leaf papers and then began writing. When asked by the judge if he knew why he was in court that day, Tuesday, Brown – who has spent two years in federal custody – leaned into the microphone and with a warbly Texas accent, said clearly and plainly, “I am to be sentenced today.” And then he returned to his papers.

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5 Steps to Overcoming the Greatest Obstacle to Spiritual Awareness

Charles Bynum, ContributorWaking Times
The Buddha famously said that the cause of suffering (dukkha) is clinging. In fact, it is the second of his Four Noble Truths. For most people this idea speaks to the things in our lives that we like and want to hold onto, and the things we do not like and we want to make go away.
While there is truth in this view, it is nonetheless one step removed from the deeper truth that most fail to see. The attempt to identify everything that I like or don’t like and what I am holding onto or pushing

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Putin Defiant, Lashes Out At West, Tells Russians Economy May Stay Weak For Two Years

Having started at noon Moscow time (4am Eastern), Putin’s annual Q&A run for a massive three and a half hours, during which the Russian leader took numerous questions from the public and as expected, reiterated the key “rally around the flag” talking points that have permeated Russian rhetoric over the past few weeks as the economic situation in Russia deteriorated. As Bloomberg notes, the conference was attended by hundreds of reporters and carried live on television around the world, the event took on heightened importance this year as the president sought to reassure a Russian public unnerved by the ruble’s

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Ruble plummets, Putin blames U.S., says West wants ‘Siberia’s natural resources’

Russian citizens rid themselves of Ruble, Russian government fears bank runs on way
By Shepard Ambellas
MOSCOW (INTELLIHUB) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating remains strong amongst the citizenry, at 81%, despite the recent and severe decline of the Ruble, according to a poll released Thursday. While U.S. President Barack Obama’s approval rating looms at 45%, his highest since 2013.
In a three-hour televised press conference and address to the nation Thursday Putin vowed that the Russian economy will “overcome the current situation”. Although the process may not be instant and may take up to “two years”, putin said.
While Russia’s Central Bank

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The Mental Universe

Linda George, ContributorWaking Times
“The universe is indeed an enchantment placed upon us by the World-Mind. We are all enclosed within the scene set up by it but the scene itself is a thought-created one, the power which makes us feel its reality is a mental one and even the senses so bewitched are forms of consciousness. Hence the operation of the cosmic upon the individual mind is nothing short of magic!” -Paul Brunton
We are living in a mental universe. Everything we see and experience in the world, as well as everything that passes through our awareness – is mental. It

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