my 'house of cards' euphemism has to do with the house of cards falling globally right now.
you see the signs would indicate that someday people will be "trading gold for bread" as in earley's song lyric.
check out http://whyarethingsfalling.blip.tv/#132512 let it play through 4-5 segments if you can sometime, or keep going through a few at a time whatev's. it is true I assure you, (unfortunately it is: we have an entire civilization system based on assumptions: unlimited growth, expansion, consumption, and an endless cornucopia of food, natural resources, topsoil, water, and biological habitats for humans to rape and pillage, like the American model being emulated now by the chinese, for at least another century to come. You cannot have a growing population globally living on a finite amount of resources globally, forever, without a population overshoot). WAWTG is dense & profound and the folks who made it also wisely put a cool indie band Chamber Corps behind making the soundtrack for it.
and for daily news see:
http://www.rense.com for indie news, views, links
2nd http://www.GreatWavesOfChange.org (my handle originally)
raises the awareness of the great threshold now facing all of humanity, 4 free chapters to download and read and contemplate at your own pace, over time. if it resonates with your experience and inner truth, I would encourage you, as someone who has had their life turned forever towards truth by this material, to pursue this thread and read the full book, it is available online everywhere or get it through your library or interlibrary loan for free by the award winning author and visionary writer, Marshall Summers. The book is called The Great Waves of Change: Navigating the Difficult Times Ahead. happy truth hunting alex. --fan of greatwavesofchange.org