It's that time again. Get ready for the Monday Morning Red Pill. Crush it up. Snort it. Insert it. Swallow it down with a cup of coffee. Whatever you do, ingest it quickly. It'll help you wake up...
Tarantulas: Sounds like a really bad Hollyweird B flick... but it's real life. At least 2 people were killed in India during an invasion of tarantulas. (Economic Times/India)Please share your favorite links by any means necessary. Best of luck surviving the week.
Animal Hoarders: How many cats is too many? 4? 6? How about 64? Yeah, about story about a crazy cat lady... Arizona woman nailed by the federales for hoarding 64 cats. A few years earlier, she got in trouble with the law for hoarding 70 cats. She supposedly made a stew out of her dead cats. Wait, what? Dead. Cat. Stew. (ABC 15)
Student Loans: The student loan bubble is going to be the next major bubble that bursts in America. Recent graduates are drowning in debt before they even get hired for their first job out of college. The confluence of the student loan bubble coupled with two major international bubbles (real estate bubble in China and sovereign debt bubble in Europe) will have devastating effects that will ripple through the entire world's financial systems. (Zero Hedge)
Nanny State: Another great essay on the evaporation of personal freedom... The Problem with America. (New America Now)
Secret Societies: Were you curious about which elites from international banking, politics, and media attended the 2012 Bilderberg conference in Virginia? Here's a list of attendees. And by the way, why does the MSM ignore the Bilderbergs? (Vigilant Citizen, End of the American Dream)
Unemployment: Did you know that the competition for McJobs has hit a 20-year low? In 1990, over 32% of American teens had McJobs. Today that figure is 16%. It seems that the job market is so atrocious and scant in America that adults (many of whom are college educated) are forced to accept McJobs, thereby driving teens out of the market. (Mish's Global Economic Analysis)
North Korea: A few months ago, rumors popped up that the North Korean military staged a coup. The Korean peninsula is under an ominous fog of uncertainty, which is why special ops parachuted into North Korea to gain an edge in on-the-ground intelligence. For more info on the latest situation in N. Korea... Washington's plans for North Korea involves covert ops. (Activist Post)
Mind Control: The corporate-owned media is a powerful conditioning agent from the moment we're born until we die, which makes it nearly impossible to unplug yourself from the Matrix. Read this doozy about... Mind Control Techniques and Theories Utilized by the Mass Media . (WorldTruth.TV)
Sportsbetting: The international soccer scene is a murky world tainted with hundreds of match-fixing scandals. On the cusp of the 2012 Euro Cup, Italian soccer is embroiled in mounting match-fixing allegations. (Beyond the Bets)
UFOs: This week's best sighting was a gigantic unidentified object near the ISS. It has a peculiar shape. Check out the video and decide for yourself. (Truth Behind the Scenes)