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Elites Promote Pure Fiat Currencies – Mutual and Social Credit – for Traceability?
September 14, 2012
It has been a puzzle to us why the United Nations would want to encourage alternative currencies and why there has been a surge of feedback comment on alternative websites about "usury" and the evils of interest. One after the other, websites and blogs have sud ...
Tunisia Youth Revolution Running Down, Though it Doesn't Have To
September 14, 2012
Maybe it is too much to expect that a successful entrepreneur should prescribe an antidote to Tunisia's spiraling, aggregate depression. And David Nassar, CEO of Hotspot Digital, does not provide a solution. Instead, he spends a lot of time providing a post-mor ...
Who REALLY Produced the Film 'Desert Warrior' That Is Now Convulsing the Middle East?
September 13, 2012
As part of the evolution of The Daily Bell, we have adopted the idea of "directed history," the idea that the power elite creates a historical narrative to further its globalist ambitions. This led us to hypothesize some two years ago that the so-called Arab Sp ...
James Grant Calls for a Gold Standard
September 13, 2012
We've always admired James Grant's writing style and self-deprecating wit. But perhaps in this Internet era he has aged out a bit. We don't know why he continues to insist on a formal gold standard. This is a standard in which governments set the price of gold. ...
Can the SEC Improve if it Does Not Perform a Viable Function?
September 12, 2012
We've written about the dysfunction of the SEC quite a bit and we know where we stand on the SEC's viability ... It never was viable. The main idea behind the SEC is to force individuals to provide full disclosure of their financial offering in such a way as th ...
Middle East Reporting: What's Being Left Out?
September 12, 2012
The Egyptians are getting together with the Iranians, according to legendary military reporter Bill Gertz. This makes our collective head spin. First, a word about Bill Gertz. Here's his current bio ... Bill Gertz is senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon. ...
The Victims of 9/11 Should Not Be Forgotten
September 11, 2012
There is a steady drumbeat of suspicions that simply refuses to subside when it comes to 9/11. 911Truth.org, Patriots Question 9/11 and hundreds of other websites continually question what really happened on 9/11. Majorities in numerous countries do not believe ...
IRS Adopting Tactics of Ancient Rome?
September 11, 2012
The famous author Charles Adams once observed that governments who overtax their citizens are nearly always "hoisted on their own petard." Adams wrote an expansive book about government tax history entitled For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course o ...
Elites Play Waiting Game with Europe
September 10, 2012
Is central bank bond-buying the key that unlocks the Euro-crisis and provides a solution? Well ... We still remember the triumphant announcement several years ago that Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Nicolas Sarkozy had saved the European Union by coming u ...
Government Triumphs With Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness
September 10, 2012
The elites we regularly track on this website via their dominant social themes like to set up helpful government entities that protect people from problems. But we have learned during this Internet era that these helpful agencies really are not so helpful. The ...
Will Hedge Fund Advertising Ruin Wall Street?
September 07, 2012
Parts of the blogosphere are in full cry over allowing hedge funds to advertise. The idea is that hedge fund managers will overpromise and under-deliver. Over at Reuters, columnist Felix Salmon worries that regs are going from "one extreme to the other." All al ...
Black Is White, Up Is Down … If We Want to be Free, Let Government Run Money
September 07, 2012
The faux-alternative Internet media is aflame with excitement over an IMF study recently released, entitled, "The Chicago Plan Revisited" (WP/12/202), by IMF staff members Jaromir Benes and Michael Kumhof. As we can see from the above Yahoo Groups note, there a ...
Work Those Greeks! Advent of Modern Slavery?
September 06, 2012
Are leaks always a mistake? Someone may have wanted this memo disseminated and we figure it might be the troika itself: the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. These are the new powers in Europe and represent the construc ...
What Is the Real Legacy of NASA After Armstrong's Death?
September 06, 2012
A recent article over at Forbes, above, gives us a jumping off point to evaluate the legacy of America's manned space program. After all, the legacy of the space program is deeply ingrained in America's collective heart and mind. We've run articles in the past ...
The Ron Paul Hoax?
September 05, 2012
The Reality Blog is written by "Clint Richardson," another anti-usury alternative media writer. Thanks to feedbacker Danny B. for drawing our attention to it. Despite Mr. Richardson's erudition and good writing skills, we recognize areas of predictability. He c ...
On 15th Anniversary of Princess Di's Death, Reasons Have Probably Become Clear
September 05, 2012
Late last week, the British and American press were in full cry over Princess Diana, the "People's Princess," and how lovely she was – and how she is missed. Of course, it is always sad when a young person dies an untimely death but in this case one can certa ...
End of the GOP?
September 04, 2012
Here's a question: If the Republicans want to win the election, why did they just commit fraud against their libertarian/conservative wings? The Republican leadership used a series of dubious tactics to ram through a series of rule changes that are seemingly de ...
Reuters Gets It Right … Sort Of
September 04, 2012
Jack Shafer has written a pretty good article here, considering it appears in Reuters. As you can see above, he is defending the unfortunate David Chalian who had the misfortune of making a private sentiment public. It is startling because Reuters provides us w ...
Let Central Banking Lose Its Franchise, Not Its Independence
September 03, 2012
Here at the Daily Bell, we have simple questions that we ask regularly about central banking: How much money is enough, and how do central bankers know it? The answer is that central bankers DON'T know how much money is too much. Only the market can inform us o ...
Can't the Parties Just Get Along?
September 03, 2012
This is some daydream that New York Times political correspondent Mark Leibovich has regarding the main candidates of the main US parties! He wants everybody to just get along. We'd argue at the top they already do. Of course, we wouldn't mind seeing America's ...
Mitt Romney Game Changer
August 31, 2012
The most salient fact you need to know about Mitt Romney is that during his term as governor of Massachusetts, he passed a state-only version of "Obamacare" and now he's going to run AGAINST it – basically – on the national level. One can ask what Mitt Romn ...
Wealthy Yacht Owners Subject to Elite Divide and Conquer Scheme
August 30, 2012
The disease of class envy is upon us once again. We've watched the power elite whip up this meme and it is truly off-putting if you are sensitive to these things. We cover elite themes so we do indeed notice what is transpiring and, of course, how it is all con ...
More Distractions From Occupy Wall Street
August 30, 2012
Turns out Occupy Wall Street is getting ready for a new series of high profile protests. We learn from Bloomberg of a plan for Wall Street protests on Sept. 17 ... AKA"S17." This is no spur-of-the-moment protest plan but follows "months of internal debate and f ...
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 ...
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 ...
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