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Federal Reserve Emphasizes Transparency, as If It Matters …
August 29, 2012
We are to believe that the Federal Reserve's openness marks a great step forward in ... what? The problem with the Fed is that it is a monopoly central bank printing money-from-nothing and thus causing ruinous booms and terrible busts. We're living through one ...
Now the Real Killing of bin Laden Is Revealed?
August 29, 2012
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer, should probably be withdrawn for being a lie. When Clifford Irving famously concocted a tale about Howard Hughes he ended up serving 19 months in the ...
The Deception at the Heart of the Upcoming US Presidential Election
August 28, 2012
It is almost time for the US presidential election. Let the lying begin. The biggest lie of all – an elite dominant social theme – is that Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, is some sort of small-government budget cutter, and that Romney now shares that view ...
Why Is the UN Installing Mutual Credit/Pure Fiat Systems Around the World?
August 28, 2012
Are we being scammed, folks? We first became aware of the full extent and history of fiat-money systems when attacks were launched against free-market thinking within the past year. It was implied, for instance, that Austrian Ludwig von Mises was funded by Rock ...
Romney: Reappoint Bernanke After All …
August 27, 2012
The best metaphor we can come up with for Mitt Romney is that he reminds us of Linda Blair in the "Exorcist" movie. Remember that scene when her head rotates all the way round like it's not attached to anything? Well, that's Romney. With almost any issue he see ...
Steven Spielberg to Make Phony Movie of Fake Osama Death Book?
August 27, 2012
A former Navy Seal has written a book entitled No Easy Day about May 1, 2011 in Pakistan, when a group of Navy SEALS invaded the compound of the infamous terrorist Osama bin Laden and killed him. According to the official story, they took photos and DNA samples ...
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Is a State Run Gold Standard Really the Answer?
August 24, 2012
The problem with a state run gold standard is that the state is running it! Facetiousness aside, this article gives us the opportunity once again to analyze what a gold standard really is and how a free-market one might work. It is probably safe to say that wha ...
Putin Replaced by Politburo?
August 24, 2012
In a recent article we pointed out that we had a lot of trouble with the weird idea now popular in alternative media circles that Vladimir Putin is some sort heroic figure standing up to the West's central banking power elite. We focused on how Putin had enrich ...
Ocean Health Index: Another Tool Aiding Elitist Domination, not Conservation
August 23, 2012
There is a new tool to calibrate the health of the oceans, and it's been written about by Stewart M. Patrick in his blog over at the Council on Foreign Relations entitled, "The Internationalist." The article itself is titled, "Sea Change: A New Tool for Measuri ...
Our Deal with CNN Plagiarist Fareed Zakaria
August 23, 2012
Plagiarism is another one of those 21st century transgressions that drives us a little crazy. It has to do with natural law mostly. Say you've been plagiarized by Fareed Zakaria. He's written a book and lifted a paragraph or two of your immortal prose – which ...
Shrink YOUR Government
August 22, 2012
Here comes Lawrence H. Summers to tell us that shrinking the US federal Leviathan is at least improbable. Summers is very good at this kind of thing. After Milton Friedman passed away, he wrote an article entitled, "We're all Friedmanites Now." Of course, who r ...
Real Reason they Arrested Raub: Strip Him of His Right to Bear Arms
August 22, 2012
The real reason why they arrested former US Marine Brandon Raub and then confined him to a psychiatric ward is now emerging. It may be part of a deliberate Pentagon policy to declare people who are vets and concerned about eroding freedoms – as Raub obviously ...
What Jules Kroll Is Not Saying About Ratings Agencies
August 21, 2012
Jules Kroll is back in town. The man, who is really a myth, single-handedly invented private, white collar, corporate investigations. Now he wants to reinvent the US ratings agency industry. Standard and Poor's, Moody's and Fitch Ratings ran into trouble after ...
Assange Fracas: All About Establishing Legitimacy of International Criminal Court?
August 21, 2012
Is the Julian Assange extradition standoff nothing more than a way of further establishing the legitimacy of the International Criminal Court? This could make sense. We've been puzzled with the way things have played out regarding Assange but now we believe we ...
Cult of Putin Is Alternative Media Porn?
August 20, 2012
Somehow the idea has got around the alternative media that Vladimir Putin is some sort of protector of the West from its own globalist elites. We ran into this again when we published an article entitled "Kim Dotcom Resists, Pussy Riot Protests and the Insane C ...
Reality Check: The African Region that Western Elites have Subjected to War Is Now Larger than the Entire US
August 20, 2012
Reuters (above) tells us the Syria conflict as it stands now will end in a bloody stalemate. We're not sure that's going to be the case given how Libya ended up, but the Reuters story, like the rest of reporting surrounding these various wars, fails to give the ...
Julian Assange's Directed History
August 17, 2012
Having pretty much pioneered the idea that Julian Assange is a patsy of a larger power elite directed history, it is incumbent on us logically to continue to make this case or to apologize, but we are not ready to apologize. It still seems to us this whole affa ...
Britain's Tax Fugitives Program Should be Seen Within a Larger Aggressive Ambit
August 16, 2012
What's going on with Britain these days? As with America, its top government officials are getting increasingly aggressive when it comes to projecting power overseas. Now they're going to distribute "most wanted" posters of tax cheats. Being this is the 21st ce ...
New Book Further Confirms Eco-Affinity of Alternative Currency Proponents
August 16, 2012
Again, we seem to find a weird eco-authoritarian streak in top-level proponents of alternative currencies ... Why is Margrit Kennedy's new book being published by the Green eco-publisher New Society Publishers? We visited the page and found Al Gore prominently ...
Competing Currencies and Ron Paul – Mismatch or Monetary Heaven?
August 15, 2012
Here comes Congressman Ron Paul pounding the drums for competing currencies. He's been called a dreamer, a schemer and worse but long ago we arrived at a somewhat similar vision. That doesn't mean your banking system doesn't arrive at a fully capitalized gold s ...
London Olympics … Boon or Boondoggle?
August 15, 2012
Oh, boy ... Boris (the "boy mayor") is excited about the money he has made for Britain, though exactly what constitutes "Britain" we're not quite sure. But Boris is convinced "Britain" will reap economic rewards for years. Boris is one of Britain's more freneti ...
Strange Bedfellows: More Authoritarian Linkages to Paper Money …
August 14, 2012
Since we started looking, we keep coming up with linkages between those who espouse Greenbackerism, fiat credit systems, Georgism, etc. and various sorts of green eco-facilities and the United Nations in particular. You can see some of our articles here: "Paper ...
Kim Dotcom Resists, Pussy Riot Protests and the Insane Clown Posse Sues … Internet Reformation Rolls
August 13, 2012
As the power elite that wants to run the world continues to race against time more and more brutally, what we call the Internet Reformation becomes ever more visible. It is becoming more visible because as the elites shove the world toward global governance, pe ...
Paper Money and the UN Perfect Together? More Currency and Credit Exchanges Supported by the UN
August 13, 2012
Why is there so much cooperation between what we call "paper money promoters," green movements and the UN? Last week we reported on this curious relationship, and since we were curious to see how much of a trend there was, we spent a little more time looking in ...
Currency and Credit Schemes Blow Up … and Go Green
August 13, 2012
The Australian recently reviewed a play (see above excerpt) focusing on the life and times of Australian Prime Minister John Curtin's early career. While Curtin is not of special interest to us, Major C.H. Douglas certainly is, as is the statement implying "how ...
For Fraser Nelson, the Glass is Half Full, but Not for His Feedbackers
August 10, 2012
The Telegraph rarely disappoints, even when it seems to be trying to. In this case the culprit is Fraser Nelson, author of one of the more surprising articles we've read recently. Sorry, Mr. Nelson, but it really is over the top. More on that in a minute. Who i ...
Are 'Green' Reciprocal Exchange and Credit Systems Part of a Larger Elite Promotion?
August 10, 2012
In late July, SustainableCities reposted an article (excerpted above) about "sustainability" and how a progressive Bronx school educator was teaching young people to achieve it in their own communities. OK! Step back ... In our humble opinion, this has all the ...
Cracking of the Euro-Elite … The Triumph of Hope?
August 09, 2012
Are the Eurocrats finally starting to crack? Otmar Issing, a notable pro-EU figure, has just released a book that promotes the possibility of a euro bust-up. This is a remarkable turn of events, in our view. It signals we may be correct about what we call the I ...
Modern Madness: Saudi Arabia Building Women-Only Cities
August 09, 2012
We read this article with growing disbelief. What kind of sick society builds separate CITIES for women? Well ... the Saudis do. But really, it ISN'T the Saudis. It's another group entirely. But first, more on this insane development. The article explains – i ...
Is There a Recovery Underway … Or is that a Hammer You're Holding?
August 08, 2012
Having sung the praises of Ambrose Evans-Pritchard for so long, we now seem destined to plumb aspects of his economic analysis that we find questionable. Or so we've been doing lately. Evans-Pritchard's best moments, in our view, came post-2008, when he came in ...
Sending a Message? Megaupload's Kim Dotcom Was Beaten Up When Arrested
August 08, 2012
The more we hear about the arrest of Kim Dotcom, the more disturbing the story becomes. Now it turns out he may have been beaten up by the police, even though he didn't resist arrest. And that was before he spent a month in jail. Let's try to summarize what hap ...
Fed Bankrupting Consumers While Enriching Wall Street as a Matter of Policy?
August 07, 2012
Here is a question that needs answering: Why is the Fed giving away money freely to big professional investors that hold massive amounts of government bonds ("quantitative easing) while starving small businesspeople and investors of loans? In this article, we'l ...
End of the Global Warming Debate as We Know It?
August 07, 2012
John Christy may just have ended the climate change/global warming argument as we know it. Christy recently provided devastating testimony (see article excerpt above) to a Senate Environment & Public Works Committee hearing entitled "Update on the Latest Climat ...
Baby Boomers Bamboozled: Social Security Fades Into a Dreamtime Haze
August 06, 2012
Social Security is gradually fading away for most Baby Boomers. What the '60s generation in both Europe and America doesn't understand is that government isn't here to help them. Modern regulatory democracy is supposed to give way to global governance. That's o ...
We Apologize to Mac Breedlove
August 06, 2012
Dear Daily Bell, Though I am only 17, I am a regular reader of your site. While you guys are not as smart as you think you are, I have on occasion learned stuff from ya'll. In fact, I reckon' you fellas are as handy as hip pockets on a hog, as we say down here ...
Austrian Business Cycle Analysis Explains the Misery of the World
August 03, 2012
Another weary article on the need for central bank money printing. This one is served up in the Guardian from J. Bradford DeLong, a former deputy assistant secretary of the US Treasury. He is also apparently a professor of Economics at the University of Califor ...
Now Let Us Celebrate Tally Sticks … or Not
August 03, 2012
Since King Henry I took power around this time about a millennium ago, we thought we'd take the opportunity to revisit some basic truths regarding money. It was Bill Still via Money Masters and then Ellen Brown in her famous book Web of Debt who (most recently) ...
In Praise of Gentle Deflation Against Greenbackers and Other Paper Promoters
August 02, 2012
Ben Bernanke has gazed out over what Bob Casey calls the Greater Depression and ... decided to do nothing at all. "Good!" we say. The only action Bernanke could take that we would favor would be dissolution of the facility over which he presides. But that is no ...
Failure of Facebook … and We Are Not Surprised
August 02, 2012
We are in our "told you so" mode these past few weeks so we might as well add one more. As reporters on the dominant social themes of the elite, we never believed in the whole social network nonsense. We wrote several articles about the impending Facebook fiasc ...
Bill Gross Sees Gloom and Doom, But There's Something He's Not Saying
August 01, 2012
Wow. Sounds like a historical kind of statement until you realize it is Bill Gross who is responsible for marketing all sorts of bond funds for giant PIMCO, including funds that purchase inflation-adjusted instruments like TIPS. Gross is just talking up his boo ...
The Creepy Pursuit of Kim Dotcom by Corporate America and Why It Matters
August 01, 2012
This article posted over at the RT website has a lot of truth to it, much that is unpalatable to those who still believe in the egalitarianism of the US marketplace. It used to be that those who came to America were eager to discover a country where anyone coul ...
'Two Faces of Evans' as Euro Trembles in Spain
July 31, 2012
We have the movie "Two Faces of Eve" and now a journalist gives us the "Two Faces of Evans." Why bother to comment? Well, the polarity seems to us to illustrate more powerfully than anything we can do ourselves how horrible it is to try to honestly cover the fi ...
Yet Another Study Predicting a 'Worldwide Glut of Oil'
July 31, 2012
There are many opportunities for us to say "told you so," as the 2000s wind on. We've been "on the money" about gold and silver going up, about the establishment of an Islamic crescent arc in the Middle East and generally about the elite's phony scarcity memes ...
The Euro Was a Terrible Idea: Let Us Salvage It and Make It Worse
July 30, 2012
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is growing grimmer and grimmer. Only Mario Draghi's ECB can avert global calamity before the year is out, he writes in this remarkably gloomy article. It may be one of the strongest articles ever penned about the EU's apparently impendin ...
Modern Banks and Banking Are Terrible!
July 30, 2012
Sandy Weill is sending shivers up the legs of those who are partial to financial regulation. In asserting he was wrong and that Glass-Steagall was a prudent regulation, he has now assumed the role of a Wall Streeter who understands that when it comes to the sec ...
ECB Will Now Print Money Directly … But Why?
July 27, 2012
The market has rejected the euro and the EU. Now Draghi proposes to reject the market. In a groundbreaking reversal, he has indicated he will print currency to buy euro-zone sovereign debt. Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), will do "wh ...
Half a Hit: Free Markets Need Competition Via Regulation
July 27, 2012
This article from the Telegraph proposes a way to fix capitalism based on the idea that free-market thinking has traveled too far, too fast. The article written by Telegraph maven Jeremy Warner focuses on the appropriate amount of regulation that is necessary f ...
Her Majesty's Tax Collector Tells Children to Snitch
July 26, 2012
According to the Daily Telegraph, the British tax collection agency is going into the teaching business by offering educational modules for use in classes. This is not surprising given where Britain is heading ... back into recession, which is really depression ...
Expansion of Directed History: Now UN General Assembly to Act on Syrian Overthrow
July 26, 2012
So Russia and China have blocked the power elite from taking down Syria through the United Nations Security Council. Now those at the top orchestrating this thing will go through the General Assembly. And who is going to the General Assembly? Why, Saudi Arabia ...
Keynesian Dialogue Symptom of Larger Monetary Upeaval
July 25, 2012
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is feeling the heat from his suddenly affirmed Keynesian tendency and has mentioned it in this article appearing in the UK Telegraph (see above). What might seem an unimportant conversation between a journo and his readers is much more i ...
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