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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 ...
ABC's Ross Controversy Sign of the Times
July 25, 2012
Here is yet another sign of the times we live in. ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross mentioned that the so-called Batman shooter Jim Holmes might have an affiliation with the Colorado Tea Party movement and is now being reprimanded by ABC. Ho ...
How Bernanke Can Get Banks Lending Again …
July 24, 2012
Well known Princeton University academic and Keynesian economist Alan Blinder has written an article posted by theWall Street Journal that urges Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to stop paying banks so much money in interest on funds that the banks hold in ...
Austrian Economics, Its Detractors and the Reality of Freedom
July 24, 2012
We missed this great article back in April over at Liberty Revival. The folks at Liberty Revival are taking part in a larger argument about the positive value of government-run fiat money versus free-market tangible assets like gold and silver. What we'll give ...
BBC's Hopeless Attempt to Elevate Keynes
July 23, 2012
John Maynard Keynes has had a bad run in the 21st century, and this article may mark an attempt by the powers-that-be to rehabilitate him. This is no doubt important to a power elite that wants to run the world and needs the justifications that Keynes provided ...
Economics Professor: FedGov Should Run Mandatory Retirement Programs
July 23, 2012
Our Ridiculous Approach to Retirement ... Seventy-five percent of Americans nearing retirement age in 2010 had less than $30,000 in their retirement accounts. The specter of downward mobility in retirement is a looming reality for both middle- and higher- incom ...
Success! … CFPB's 'First Enforcement Action'
July 20, 2012
The mission statement of the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is "To help consumer financial markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control ...
Audacious Stroke of Political Genius? Why Obama May Have Released Obviously Faked Docs …
July 20, 2012
While the controversy over President Barack Obama's birth certificate and other important documents has not gone away, it now seems that in order to contain the damage, the President and his men have maneuvered one of the nation's most polarizing figures into b ...
Brave Warriors, Bernanke and Ron Paul?
July 19, 2012
The Christian Science Monitor, which used to be a newspaper and is now an entirely electronic publication, has posted an article profiling the battles of libertarian Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex) with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The Christian Science ...
Takeover of the Middle East
July 19, 2012
It begins to come clearer, as has long been anticipated by at least some of the alternative media: The global elites behind the tensions, wars and economic problems afflicting the world today are deliberately setting up a regional conflagration in the Middle Ea ...
UK Telegraph Struck With Internal Feuding Between Top Columnists Over Money Printing
July 18, 2012
James Delingpole and Ambrose Evans-Pritchard are now in a literary face-off about money printing and what needs to be done to revive lagging Western economies. In a recent article, "Fed fiddles as America slides back into recession," Evans-Pritchard seems to re ...
The Strange Case of World Net Daily and the Obama Birth Certificate
July 18, 2012
The big news is that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has claimed that the Obama birth certificate is a fake. The fine print tells us that World Net Daily has pursued this story to an inexorable conclusion that President Barack Obama is not exactly whom he se ...
Hey, We Told You So! … Bank of England Head Demands Immediate and Far-Reaching Bank Reforms
July 17, 2012
We've been tracking this dominant social theme for more than a year now. The elites that want to run the world are focusing clearly on a replay of 1930s Pecora Hearings that gave us public markets, "self-regulatory" organizations and the SEC, CFTC, etc. For som ...
Pew Study: Great News! … YouTube Reports Tap the Mainstream Media
July 17, 2012
So Pew has discovered YouTube news. This means two things. One, the quality of honest news is going down on YouTube. Two, mainstream news is now becoming popular enough on YouTube for Pew to mention it. Pew was founded by oil company heirs but like almost ...
Iceland – Mighty Mite or Green Lapdog?
July 16, 2012
Though we've written a number of positive articles about Iceland, we're rapidly getting over the idea of Iceland as a courageous "mighty mite" standing up against Europe's "banksters." Our re-thinking has been caused in part by the posturing of Iceland's presid ...
Debt Protests and Occupy Wall Street – Perfect Together?
July 16, 2012
Why are we not surprised? We've been predicting this for years one way or another. In many of our analyses of public banking, we've indicated that it is a popular-seeming solution – that if the power elite can print endless amounts of money, "the people" shou ...
The Fed Claims It is Responsible for Half of US Stock Market Gains – Are We Grateful?
July 13, 2012
One of the world's major central banking institutions has now admitted that the impact of monetary manipulation has pushed up American equity markets, the biggest in the world, by about 50 percent for at least the past ten years. It will be instructive to see i ...
Surprise! Obama Reveals the Promotional Elements of the Modern Presidency
July 13, 2012
This is a good day for us. We have certain themes we try to analyze as a way of explaining that there is currently a struggle going on between those who want world government and those who want to expose it. The struggle is all-inclusive and people have to unde ...
Mainstream Media Lacks the Vocabulary to Explain What's Going On
July 12, 2012
UK Telegraph associate business editor Jeremy Warner has just written a very good appraisal of Spain's misguided "austerity" policies being put in place by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. And yet, as good as it is, we want to use it for purposes of this article t ...
Milos Forman Says Oh, Grow Up! … US Not a Socialist Country
July 12, 2012
What the hell is this? Milos Forman, who won Academy Awards for best director for the films "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," has penned a defense of the formal American military/political system, the one that is waging at least six overt and cov ...
Euro Back From the Brink Again? What a Surprise …
July 11, 2012
Yesterday, in an article entitled "Merkel and Hollande – Best in the World," we pointed out that much of what passed for news analysis in the mainstream press was simply leader-worship, a definitive dominant social theme. Yes, the power elite that wants to ru ...
Americans' Trust in TV Degrades Again
July 11, 2012
It is kind of funny to see Gallup's execs wondering why Americans don't "trust" television these days. Could it have anything to do with the wider disconnect between what people are told and what seems real? We certainly think so. We notice there is no dearth o ...
Merkel and Hollande – Best in the World
July 10, 2012
Reuters and the Associated Press are the two main newswires from which so many of the bought-and-paid-for media get their copy. It is hard to say which one is worse but marginally it is probably Reuters – as this article excerpted above proves once again. In ...
The Most Inspiring Article Ever on Paul Williams – and How It Crashed
July 10, 2012
We read this article on Paul Williams with considerable fascination. He's never been a favorite songwriter of ours, this famous, tiny songwriter (a little over five feet tall) who seems to have a schmaltz button where his heart should be. But there is no denyin ...
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