It's time for a Friday installment of the Red Pill. This does of reality will help you prep for the coming weekend.
Weather: It's been a sweltering summer in the US. Even Zero Hedge weighed in on the subject: "Hot, damn hot!" Since scientists began keeping temperature records at the end of the 19th century, July 2012 is the hottest month on record. Ever. All-time. What was the cause of the heat wave? No one knows for sure, but the drought has negatively affected crops, which in turn will lead to higher food prices. (BBC)Please share your favorite posts by any means necessary. Congrats on surviving the week. Enjoy the weekend and don't forget to re-check all of your earthquake kits and emergency supplies.
Food: We're a nation of overweight people. Is that because of our high diet containing high fructose corn syrup? How Corn Syrup Made America Fat... which also includes an infographic. (Activist Post)
Banksters: Can Quantitative Easing (QE) go on forever and ever? The short answer is no. But Pater Tenebrarum wonders about the effects of increasing the money supply. (Acting Man)
Social Security: The Feds are docking social security checks to senior citizens who fell behind on their college loans. (Smart Money)
Unemployment: Did you notice that the median wage has been plummeting since 1969? And it's only going to get worse. (George Washington's Blog)
Serial Killers: Is there a serial killer in Brooklyn, who is using numerology to select his victims? (NY Daily News)
Martial Law: Is martial law coming? It appears to be so... both the DHS and the military have been making preparations for something big on the domestic front. Does it have anything to do with the shooting/protests/riots in Anaheim? Or is that just a coincidence? (Activist Post)
Riots: Speaking of riots... last year's London riots seem like a "mass hallucination" or a bad dream. Last year's rash of anarchy spread across the UK before the fires were extinguished and the uprising was quelled. Nothing much has changed since then aside from the style of policing. (The Economist)
Conspiracy Theories: This has been passed around all week... The 12 Most Infamous Economic Conspiracy Theories... which includes precious metals manipulation, the Iraq War, George Soros, and of course those evil Rothchilds. (Business Insider)