Research: America has a huge problem with antibiotic abuse

New numbers out from the government confirm what the alternative health community has been saying for years: Doctors are making their patients sick by prescribing too many antibiotic medications.

According to the research, published in unison by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pew Charitable Trust, nearly one-third of prescriptions American doctors write for antibiotics are unnecessary.

That works out to about 47 million unneeded and potentially harmful prescriptions each year.

In many of the cases when prescriptions for antibiotics were written unnecessarily patients had viral illnesses against which antibiotic drugs are powerless. These illnesses include colds, sore throats, bronchitis and flu, among others.

Healthcare experts say American doctors often prescribe the drugs as a matter of patient satisfaction because many Americans believe antibiotics to be a completely safe medical cure-all.

But overuse of antibiotics is having very real consequences for millions of patients as you read this.

A collapse in South America places the U.S. in great danger

If an economic system collapses in the woods and no one is paying attention, are there any consequences outside the woods? Well, yes, of course. As with most situations financial and global, however, consequences are not usually taken very seriously until they have spawned a vast bog of sewage we all have to then swim through.

The issue is and always will be “interdependency,” and the dissolution of sovereign borders. Take a close look at the European Union, for example.

You have a large network of fiscally interdependent nations struggling to maintain a sense of principled identity and heritage while participating in the delusion of multiculturalism. You have a system in which these nations are admonished or even punished for attempting to become self-reliant. You have a system which encourages a Cloward-Piven-style forced integration of incompatible cultures. You have unmanageable debt. You have a welfare addicted populace plagued by assumptions of entitlement. And on top of it all, you have a political structure dominated by cultural Marxists who would like nothing better than to see the whole of the old world go down in a blazing inferno.

Something Big Coming In 2016?: Five Prominent Watchmen Issue Exceedingly Ominous Warnings

Planet Earth Globe Ominous - Public DomainIs a great shaking about to hit America?  Is 2016 going to turn out to be one of the major turning points in our history?  On The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream, I am constantly warning my readers about what is coming, but today I want to shift the focus to what other watchmen are telling us.  And as you will see below, when I use the term “watchmen” I am also including women.  All five of the individuals that I am featuring in this article are people that I highly respect, and all five of them have issued extremely ominous warnings about our future.  So hopefully you are ready to receive what you are about to hear, because their messages are not to be taken lightly.

A New Digital Cash System Was Just Unveiled At A Secret Meeting For Bankers In New York

Secret - Public DomainLast month, a “secret meeting” that involved more than 100 executives from some of the biggest financial institutions in the United States was held in New York City.  During this “secret meeting“, a company known as “Chain” unveiled a technology that transforms U.S. dollars into “pure digital assets”.  Reportedly, there were representatives from Nasdaq, Citigroup, Visa, Fidelity, Fiserv and Pfizer in the room, and Chain also claims to be partnering with Capital One, State Street, and First Data.  This “revolutionary” technology is intended to completely change the way that we use money, and it would represent a major step toward a cashless society.  But if this new digital cash system is going to be so good for society, why was it unveiled during a secret meeting for Wall Street bankers?  Is there something more going on here than we are being told?

Activists: Park Rangers need new uniforms to make illegal aliens more comfortable

A coalition of civil rights activists and lawmakers are urging the federal government to consider changing the uniforms worn by National Park Service officers to make illegal aliens more comfortable on public lands. Currently, the activists say, NPS officers look too much like immigration enforcement officers.

The call comes as the Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary amid declining park attendance numbers. The activists say the decline is occurring because NPS officials are doing too little to draw in minorities as they’re becoming a larger share of the overall population.

The coalition of activists is asking the Obama administration to do everything it can to make the nation’s taxpayer-maintained public lands more welcoming and multicultural. They’re asking the president to direct the Department of the Interior to “adopt guiding priorities for a more inclusive approach to conservation of our public lands, including a full reflection of the faces of our country, a respect for different cultures, histories and approaches, and a responsibility to actively engage all people.”

Top Democrat sounds alarm over shady FBI program

With the stated purpose of ferreting out extremists living in the United States, the FBI has set up secretive Shared Responsibility Committees (SRC) to collaborate with law enforcement and community leaders throughout the nation. But little is known about how the committees operate or whether they serve a broader, more nefarious purpose.

That’s why Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson is asking the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to investigate whether the FBI initiatives are operating outside the law at the expense of citizen civil liberties.

Thompson, the top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, contends that one of the major reasons the committees are ripe for abuse is that the FBI doesn’t have to suspect an individual of a crime to begin gathering information about him. In fact, when the FBI asks local law enforcement, mental health professionals, religious leaders and other community officials to volunteer information, the agency says it is only hoping to identify people at risk of radicalization so that they can be helped.

Donald Trump’s anti-interventionist foreign policy causes a panic among the warmongers

Donald Trump continues to make establishment heads explode.

The foreign policy prescription he laid out in a speech hosted by The National Interest magazine last week was more Ron Paulian than neocon, and for that it drew ridicule – like everythindg Trump does –  from the Republican establishment, mainstream media talking heads and foreign policy “experts” whose policies, ideas and opinions have the world in flames and edging us closer and closer to all-out World War III.

Trump promised his foreign policy would be non-interventionist to a certain degree, with the idea that the U.S. could “live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China.” He said:

We have serious differences with these two nations, and must regard them with open eyes. But we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests. Russia, for instance, has also seen the horror of Islamic terrorism.