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Was Dorner a Sign of the Times?
February 16, 2013
We are seeing a lot of pushback in the mainstream media to any mythologizing of Chris Dorner. This column by New York Times editorialist Charles Blow is along those lines. He points out that Dorner brutally took lives and intended to take more, and that his act ...
Fed Official Claims Simple, Powerful Regulation Is Needed – Is it Too Late for That?
February 15, 2013
According to this Reuters opinion article, Federal Reserve officials have finally realized that markets need common sense regulation – including bubble moderation when things seem to be getting out of hand. This is hailed as a positive first step to returning ...
Ed Rendell Calls for Massive Infrastructure New Deal
February 15, 2013
We put the letters in caps in our dominant social theme, above, because you can almost hear former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell making that statement in rolling tones. He wrote this editorial for Reuters in his capacity as co-chairman of Building America's ...
WikiLeaks Controversy Dances Around Real Issues
February 15, 2013
It is unfortunate that Julian Assange faces extradition to Sweden and then to the United States but even though John Pilger is defending him, we have a hard time letting go of our suspicions regarding the WikiLeaks founder. We've written about them before. Just ...
Bloomberg: The Ascent of Whatever-It-Takes Banking Is a Good Thing
February 14, 2013
Just when we think the meme of the all-knowing central banker can get no worse, we learn otherwise. Today's central banker, Bloomberg tells us, is supposed to be a reckless gunslinger, taking chances because there is little left to lose. Do you feel better now? ...
Fulfilling Prophecy, Church Considers Peter the Roman as Next Pope
February 14, 2013
According to various prophecies, the next pope may be the last one and usher in the era of the anti-Christ. That pope is to be known as Peter the Roman. The main set of prophecies regarding papal succession is the Prophecy of Popes, 112 short predictions in Lat ...
Redress for Swartz Is Not on the Way Despite Petitions
February 14, 2013
There is some idea, apparently, that a government petition focused on firing the chief prosecutor of the Aaron Swartz case will begin to redress injustice. We doubt it, however. Aaron Swartz is dead of an apparent suicide apparently brought on by prosecutorial ...
New Meme: Dangers of the Baby Bust
February 14, 2013
Nancy Folbre is an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and she is considerably less alarmist than some about this latest "crisis." But crisis it is nonetheless and Folbre doesn't shy away from calling it that. In today's world, of co ...
Shock: Powerful British Money Man Calls for Central Bank Currency to Be Handed Out to 'the People'
February 13, 2013
Among very few publications, we've been covering what we considered to be a dominant social theme regarding paper money and the state's ability to print directly for "the people." Along the way, we've received vicious attacks because, as has hard-money economis ...
Reuters Article Promotes Middle East Directed History, Warns off Qatar?
February 13, 2013
This article is actually a compendium of dominant social themes and secret elite strategies. Once again, we see confirmation of much that we have mentioned in the recent past. This article is positioned as an attack on Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, even tho ...
Esquire Article on Bin Laden in Another Flap – Promotion Totally Useless Now
February 13, 2013
"The Shooter" article in Esquire continues to reverberate. You can see our own article on the subject here: "Esquire Portrait of bin Laden's Death Fails to Convince." But in the meantime, a conservative website called Twitchy has been documenting the efforts of ...
Middle East Is Running Out of Water … Call NASA
February 13, 2013
Here we go again. The power elite that wants to run the world formally as opposed to informally uses its bought-and-paid-for media to promote scarcity memes that will frighten middle classes into giving up power and wealth to specially designed globalist facili ...
Scientific American: Banks Are Too Complex to Succeed, Except for Central Banks
February 13, 2013
Okay, dear reader, here is a conundrum you can help us solve. First, some background. Chris Amade is the author of a recent article that appeared in Scientific American entitled "Too Big to Succeed," excerpted above. Mr. Amade has a Ph.D. in physics and designe ...
Paper Claims SEC Regulation is Biased … In Other News, Sky Is Blue
February 12, 2013
POGO didn't need to write this report. It could just have come to us. We've explained at length how regulation doesn't work. And that goes to financial regulation, which is at the heart of the modern regulatory democracy. Just search for "financial regulation" ...
Esquire Portrait of bin Laden's Death Fails to Convince
February 12, 2013
This article attempts to provide us with a blow-by-blow description of Osama bin Laden's death by putting the killing within the context of the "shooter's" life. The article is purportedly about the injustices being heaped upon the killer of the world's most fa ...
A Black Box in Every Car – To Make You Safer
February 12, 2013
We've known this was coming but we are still surprised that the plans proceed – and that the rationale remains the same. What articles like this show clearly is that wire services like AP are content with sticking with a general theme that governments are "he ...
Google Hoax? … and a Rhetorical Question
February 12, 2013
All the large players in the technology field use what we call money power to establish dominance and Google is no different in this regard. The excerpt above illustrates how Google establishes dominance by paying for the right to be in front of millions of "ey ...
Bloomberg: Heroically, Putin Buys Gold
February 11, 2013
For once, we agree with part of an elite dominant social theme. Vladimir Putin is not a very good man. We write this in the face of numerous alternative media reports that paint Putin as the savior of the West, someone who is standing up to the Jewish banksters ...
Why We Are Not 21st Century Libertarians
February 11, 2013
In a recent article, Dr. Gary North launched a wide-ranging defense of capitalism entitled "The Luddites Among Us." In it, he ticked areas that we have wondered about for years. His article gives us a launching pad to discuss them. But THIS article should not b ...
Inauguration Heats Speculation About President's Head
February 11, 2013
US President Barack Obama is such a heavily scrutinized person that speculation swirls around his head (literally), whether justified or not. In this case, 'Net alternative news media websites were arguing over what happened to Obama's head scars during his rec ...
Elite Portmanteau Memes Are a Bad Idea – For Them
February 11, 2013
We note there is a prevalence of elite portmanteau memes. These are two memes combined into one analysis. Thanks to what we call the Internet Reformation, the power elite is having trouble getting people to accept even one meme at a time. Combine two together a ...
Senator Bernie Sanders: 'The Fed Is a Fine Institution but Wall Street Is Not'
February 09, 2013
Okay, we made up the headline. Senator Sanders didn't really say that. But he might as well have. This is generally an amazingly leftist interview that recently appeared on PBS (no surprise there) and has been getting a lot of play on the Internet because he ma ...
Rand Paul, the Next GOP Nominee for President
February 09, 2013
We believe a deal may have been struck between Rand Paul and the shadowy "leaders" of the GOP. The turning point was Rand Paul's endorsement of Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney some months before the US presidential election. At the time, Paul exp ...
'Net Reporting Achieves Results at Sandy Hook?
February 09, 2013
There is a good deal of confusion and debate over the Sandy Hook shootings and much of it seems warranted to us. There have been so many false reports generally regarding school shootings that people are probably right to be suspicious. As we have reported prev ...
Latest UN Meme … Climate Migrants
February 08, 2013
Here comes the United Nations with a new way of trolling for dollars. This article reports on a climate migrant paper "designed to provoke debate and to move the climate-migration issue forward in academic and policy circles, and in particular, examine what the ...
Wind Power – Just Better?
February 08, 2013
One of the problems with elite dominant social themes in the era of the Internet is that despite the best efforts of the mainstream press, promotions may be undercut for a number of reasons. In the excerpt above, we can see Bloomberg, a mainstream media elite m ...
Moon Landing Doubters … A Sign of the Times
February 08, 2013
Doubts about NASA's landing on the moon persist despite everything that NASA and its enablers and supporters do to stamp them out. Various satires (see above) and the odd video continue to emerge on a regular basis to combat outbreaks of disbelief by those who ...
CNN: Bad Government is YOUR Fault Not Ours
February 07, 2013
This is one of those definitive articles – a lengthy one – that is obviously meant as a positioning statement for propounding an increasingly important elite dominant social theme having to do with why government CAN work if people are responsible citizens. ...
Do Elites Intend to Do Away With Patents?
February 07, 2013
Anyone following the Kim Dotcom saga must be aware that copyright has suddenly been criminalized. The US government sent a posse of FBI agents over to New Zealand to arrest Dotcom. The charge was that Dotcom's Megaupload cloud-based Internet storage company was ...
Another Critically Important EU Summit! Fate of World to be Determined
February 07, 2013
So the EU leaders are getting together once more to determine the fate of the world in what the BBC calls a "crucial budget summit." What occurs to us when we observe this constant procession of summits is that this is a kind of intentional manipulation. First, ...
Investors Beware of Central Banks Bearing Austerity
February 06, 2013
We were struck by a modest report (excerpt above) in the Star Online because it shows us once more that when it comes to monetary control, the International Monetary Fund is a big booster of central banking. The IMF and the world's current monopoly-model centra ...
IMF Fantasy Report: Afghanistan Needs a VAT!
February 06, 2013
We often repeat our points because they are idiosyncratic and no one else will. Perhaps it costs us readership but the truth is not always convenient. One important argument is that the West's current wars are for control not resources. We get a lot of pushback ...
Let the Elites Have Their Silly Gold and Silver … Use Local Money to Create Sustainable Economies!
February 06, 2013
Elite memes run deep. If the speculative reports are true, the top elites have about US$35 trillion buried in various backwaters, probably a good amount held in gold. These top elites apparently spend most of their waking hours – and they have a lot of leisur ...
Oxfam Hops Aboard One Percenter Meme
February 05, 2013
Oxfam, a world aid organization, is recycling the "one percenter" meme that was made popular by the faux Occupy Wall Street movement. This dominant social theme is most useful to the power elite and thus will likely continue to be recycled even as Occupy Wall S ...
Elite Attack on Swiss Again: Raise Taxes for Fairness's Sake
February 05, 2013
We read in SwissInfo that Swiss officials are coming under pressure to raises taxes. Switzerland is one of the world's last remaining functional republics, with power truly flowing from the bottom up in many cases. But over the past decade, every part of Switze ...
Real Reason for Fracking Boom Is to Build North American Union?
February 04, 2013
Reuters is signaling that a Keystone Pipeline decision is coming soon. Turning the United States into two separate countries (metaphorically anyway) is an ongoing option that looks to become reality. Looked at this way, we have a solution to our "fracking dilem ...
Elite Description Problem – Why the System Needs a Full Explanation
February 04, 2013
The Rutherford Institute is well known for civil liberties and this analysis by founder John Whitehead caught our eye because he captured a significant underlying formative strategy of the power elite – the creation of neo-feudalism. The problem is that White ...
Severe Disaffection: Seventy-five Percent of US Citizens Don't Trust Government
February 01, 2013
The Pew Survey has found that three-quarters of the United States population doesn't trust government but for the Public Broadcasting System, it's a partisan issue and also "business as usual." From our point of view, it is not, of course. It is a manifestation ...
US Military Drawdown to be Filled by Europe?
February 01, 2013
Free-Market Analysis: This article continues to promote one of the power elite's most important memes ... that the world is a dangerous place and each country must do its part to protect Western civilization. A subdominant social theme would be that Western cit ...
Directed History: Lunacy or Truth?
January 31, 2013
Zero Hedge posted the article excerpted above, perhaps because the website's editors wanted to get a reaction on a slow news day. Zero Hedge is what we might call an alternative news site, so it is part of the trend that this editorial by Chindit (whoever that ...
Are Wall Streeters War Criminals?
January 31, 2013
Another brilliant analysis courtesy of Washington's Blog is circulating throughout the Internet. We've commented on Washington's Blog in the past because it is a peculiar if noteworthy hybrid ... an example of what we might call "governmental libertarianism." W ...
Senators Demand that Banks Be Punished – but Not the Fed
January 30, 2013
But not the good, gray men of central banking. We are not surprised. The power elites are deathly frightened, in our view, that their control over central banks is in jeopardy. They will sacrifice the entire financial infrastructure to make sure central banks a ...
The Polio Eradication Meme and the Nobility of Gates
January 30, 2013
We continue to grow more skeptical of these universal vaccine campaigns. Knowing what we think we do about the power elite, it is highly unlikely that these global campaigns are being offered without ulterior motives. Also, it is overly convenient that the only ...
Shock: BIS Sees Global Asset Bubble
January 29, 2013
Actually, it is NOT surprising that BIS officials have begun to warn about a bubble; it is perhaps a bit surprising that they would choose to speak about it now. Maybe they are trying to get "ahead of the curve."As we've pointed out often in the past (as part o ...
Smart City or Dumb Idea?
January 29, 2013
Glasgow, come on down! Congratulations ... not. Sure, this rundown union municipality in Scotland is now going to receive 24 million pounds to help it convert to a smart city of the future. But this is actually a marriage of union socialism and technocratic fas ...
Nationalize Banking? Or Apologize for the Suggestion …
January 28, 2013
Leo Panitch has the idea that because "private banking" is not working very well, banks ought to be turned into purely public facilities. Say what? In our humble view, this is akin to the neo-Nazi idea of late that has to do with nationalizing central banking i ...
Once More Immigration Reform on the US Federal Agenda, Like a Bad Penny
January 28, 2013
When US President Bush tried to grant illegal immigrants amnesty under a proposal he clumsily launched at the end of his second term, the reaction was quick and vitriolic. It was a final cack-fisted gambit launched by one of the most authoritarian of all modern ...
Chinese Justice – Or Orwell Circa 2013?
January 28, 2013
Actually, the excerpt leading off this article is not from 1984 but from China's international mouthpiece publication, China Daily. But it might just as well be from 1984. The intent fits right in with the agenda of Orwell's fictional totalitarian society. The ...
Are Those Who Believe in Conspiracies Undermining the Fabric of Democracy?
January 25, 2013
Wow. Memes are flying like a cloud of malicious monkeys over the Wicked Witch's western castle. Every time we look up we're assaulted. We can hardly catch our collective breath. And then there is this from the Vancouver Sun ... Exposure to pro-conspiracy materi ...
Peak Oil Bites the Dust
January 25, 2013
For years, so many years, we've launched article after article pointing out the insanity of beliefs in elite "scarcity memes." And Peak Oil has been one of the most stubborn and longest-lasting. We've argued that the market itself (the Invisible Hand) would fin ...
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