It's Wednesday morning and time for the "Hump Day" edition of the daily Red Pill. Enjoy this sobering dose of reality...
Alien A.I.: We sent a rover up to Mars, so if Earthlings were to make contact with something not from our universe, wouldn't it make sense that we'd be visited by robots first? Wouldn't it be safer to send a probe to acquire data than to risk actual alien lifeforms? (First Contact)
Drugs: Forget about bath salts. The new rage is... Kratom, which is an organic pain reliever that looks like mint, but has euphoric effects that mimic opiates. Where can we score some Kratom? (Forbes)
Great Depression: It's been a rough couple of years, but has the last 5 years surpassed the Great Depression? Are things worse than they appear because of all of the mass media whitewashing the real economic numbers? (George Washington's Blog)
Banksters: The Federal Reserve, a private banking cartel which most Americans think is an arm of the federal government, never looks out for the best interests of hard-working Americans by drowning us in debt. If you haven't been paying attention, the Federal Reserve is systematically destroying Social Security and the retirement plans of millions of Americans. See how the latest round of quantitative easing (a.k.a. QE3) is actually devastating to senior citizens. (Economic Collapse Blog)
Corpratocracy: This is another one of those stories about redonkulous tax breaks that Big Business gets away with... Microsoft Evades Paying $4.5 billion in Taxes.(The Real Agenda)
Survival: It's never too late to prep for the worst. Let's start with kitchen supplies... 38 Must Have Kitchen Items for Any Survivalist (The Daily Sheeple)
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