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Federal Reserve Is Mercantilist – Not Private
October 17, 2011
Ellen Brown, Alex Jones and others have done much good work to ensure people know the Fed is "private" not public" – and the latest action by the Fed in attacking Alex Jones is another indication of the essentially private nature of the US central bank. Here' ...
Ron Paul Is a Change-Maker
October 17, 2011
One gets the feeling the Republican Party would rather run a dog for president than Ron Paul. And yet ... by almost every reasonable account, the libertarian congressman from Texas is still in contention to win the Republican nomination. He's got popular suppor ...
Zuckerman: Obama Doesn't Lie Enough
October 17, 2011
The Wall Street Journal's weekend interview, conducted with Mortimer Zuckerman by James Freeman, comes to the conclusion that US President Barack Obama doesn't lie enough. That's not Zuckerman's conclusion, that's ours. The interview is also a warning to O ...
Blame Government, Not Greed – and, Please, Ignore Central Banking
October 14, 2011
Peter Wallison, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has had a high profile of late, publishing several articles in the Wall Street Journal (see excerpt above) blaming government rather than ...
Ron Paul Schism in Occupy Wall Street?
October 14, 2011
Among the not-so-private problems afflicting the generally hopeful movement of Occupy Wall Street is the schism between the libertarian wing and what might be called the "statist" element of the movement. The Occupy Wall Street forum, offered at its websit ...
Bush Used as Trojan Horse for Global Justice
October 14, 2011
The Examiner, an online newspaper, has provided us with a pretty good summary of the surprisingly strong call by London-based Amnesty International (see excerpt above) to arrest George Bush over international war crimes. Bush inspires intense feelings (mostly d ...
Rothschild Banker Calls for End of Euro
October 13, 2011
Well, what does this mean? One could speculate that the Rothschilds – maybe the richest and most powerful family in the world – have decided to end the EU experiment. We believe the Rothschilds and other central banking families are behind the EU, not the G ...
Encouraging Signs at Occupy Wall Street?
October 13, 2011
In scanning David DeGraw's AmpedStatus web-log of the growing protest movement Occupy Wall Street, we came across a statement from the "We Will NOT Be Co-Opted" Working Group. It's surely worth commenting on, and we reproduce it below, as it seems to show consi ...
Top Journo Matt Taibbi Weighs in on 5 Demands to Fix Wall Street
October 13, 2011
Famous Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi has weighed in on the Occupy Wall Street movement once more with a specific set of five demands that protestors could focus on. Business insider does a good job of summarizing them. Here they are, verbatim from Business I ...
Israeli Historian Shlomo Sand: 'What Is a Jew?'
October 13, 2011
Veterans Today, no friend of the Israeli establishment, has reviewed a book by Shlomo Sand entitled "The Invention of the Jewish People" (Verso Books, London and New York). Shlomo Sand is a historian at Israel's University of Tel Aviv. This is an interesti ...
Lennon-Mania and the Growing Problem of Elite Credibility
October 13, 2011
The New York Times has reviewed an enormous new biography of Beatle John Lennon by Tim Riley, and in its publication (and the review) we find evidence of a much larger problem that the Anglosphere power elite continues to have. In this article, we'll try to exp ...
Mr. Washington! … Fed & Wall Street Are NOT the Same
October 12, 2011
The brilliant Washington's Blog has done it again – released an article that has made news all over the 'Net with its common sense perspective about what needs to be done to bring back a healthier American economy. The article is called "Occupy Wall Street an ...
Who Is David DeGraw and What Is 'Thrive?'
October 12, 2011
Vocal Occupy Wall Street supporter David DeGraw has written another article defending the movement and maintaining that is has no elements of elite control but is a genuine "uprising of the people." This seems false to us. But let us not be overly harsh! Credit ...
Glass-Steagall, the Bogus Meme
October 12, 2011
It is very important to separate banking from proprietary trading. Thanks, Tall Paul Volcker! Nancy Pelosi (left) is on the case and getting ready to enforce this much-needed regulation. If it proves too much to handle, Barney Frank will step in to help. These ...
China's Hard Landing Looms?
October 12, 2011
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is back and swinging for the fences. For two years now (we keep track) we've been writing about the Potemkin Village that is China's supposed "free-market" economy and with increasing stridency we've been sounding the alarm about China's ...
Hank Williams Jr. Blasts PC With New Song
October 12, 2011
Hank Williams Jr. was basically fired the other day for mentioning the "H" word, as in Hitler. At least that's how it came out on an appearance with "Fox and Friends." In this PC-colored world, it was only a matter of time before he and his song – and his "ro ...
Washington Post: Occupy Wall Street Is Controlled Opposition, Maybe LaRouchite?
October 11, 2011
The Washington Post is often an editorial pivot point for US intelligence, revealing the aggregate thinking of the American Intel establishment. In the case of this article, it would appear that the alternative media's focus on Occupy Wall Street is taking its ...
Alex Jones Mainstreamed But 'PUBLIC' Central Banking Gets Too Much Attention
October 11, 2011
Alex Jones and Occupy Wall Street both protested in front of the Dallas Fed on Friday and the result was unusual: Mainstream news coverage. The Dallas Observer ran a fairly significant piece on the protestors featuring Jones himself. What's the Dallas Observer? ...
Obama Is Upset
October 11, 2011
This article saw considerable exposure on the Drudge Report. It establishes for us how hard it is to be the US President, or certainly how hard Barack Obama finds it to be. But we ask is this some sort of sub dominant social theme? Are we to be convinced that O ...
Pizza King Dethroned By Business Cycle While NBC Lies
October 11, 2011
Our tiny, Grinch-sized hearts are supposed to be warmed by this story of Nick Sarillo who was a carpenter who built a pizza restaurant in Illinois, over-expanded and faced ruin. He wrote a letter asking people to patronize his restaurant and NBC reports the let ...
Occupy Wall Street – Libya, Adbusters and Should Libertarians Get Out Now?
October 10, 2011
Occupy Wall Street is not what is seems, or what the mainstream media is portraying it as. Occupy Wall Street is a pincer movement utilizing "directed democracy" and the "transparency" meme, which we have analyzed in previous reports. Over at websites such as t ...
Super-Eurocrats to the Rescue/Eurozone in Chaos?
October 10, 2011
This is such an old story by now, such a hoary dominant social theme. The leaders of Europe, specifically Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, are developing a plan that will be sufficient to ward off any default of break up of the EU. Do people really believe th ...
Return of Assange and Transparency Meme
October 10, 2011
In our top story today, we discuss a pincer movement of two dominant social themes. The first is the little known direct democracy meme and the second is the transparency meme as embodied in Julian Assange. These two memes in our view could constitute the frame ...
If You Want Change, Vote
October 10, 2011
So the protestors ought to run for office? This article was written by Paul Sracic, chairman of the department of political science at Youngstown State University in Ohio. Scracic believes the Occupy Wall Streeters should work within the system if they want cha ...
Evil Occupies Wall Street?
October 07, 2011
Today, we hear the heavy tread of the "rough beast" and we see for ourselves the progress of a cold-blooded anti-freedom movement rising in front of our disbelieving eyes. What proximate cause drives this revelation? On October 15th there is to be a "worldwide ...
BOE Undermines Economy With More Money Printing
October 07, 2011
Daniel Hannan (left) is one of the good guys in the increasingly surreal world of modern politics and economics. Like only a handful of other British politicians, he's made a career out of explaining the ludicrousness of modern socioeconomic (Keynesian) policie ...
Occupy Wall Street: The Coordinated Promotion Continues
October 07, 2011
The orchestrated "one world" promotion continues. It started in earnest, perhaps, 100 years ago with the creation of central banks and the graduated income tax, was militarized by two wars, expanded by the attack of 9/11, exacerbated by the economic crisis of 2 ...
Afghanistan, a Promotion in Tatters
October 07, 2011
Give the UK Telegraph credit once again for going where few mainstream publications will dare to tread. This article states fairly bluntly that the West has lost the war in Afghanistan ... again. (For at least a second time in 100 years and according to some co ...
Steve Jobs Is Dead, Techno Worship Lives
October 06, 2011
Probably the powers-that-be breathed a sigh of relief with the death of Steve Jobs. He partnered with friend Steve Wozniak in the creation a mobile, personal computer in 1976. They built it in a garage in California, added the ability for people to store data o ...
Occupy Wall Street Turns Into 1930s Populism
October 06, 2011
It must have been intensely frustrating for the powers-that-be over the past few years to witness the explosion of free-market thinking that accompanies the unrolling financial crisis that started in late 2007. But now there's Occupy Wall Street and one begins ...
New Yorker: Keynes Is Just All Right
October 06, 2011
Keynes is back. He's been down, but he's due for a fashionable reappraisal, and he's receiving one from the New Yorker's John Cassidy (see above). Cassidy admits he's always thought of himself as a Keynesian and he's frank about his apparent admiration for John ...
What Amanda Knox Tells Us About Justice
October 06, 2011
We've been following the Amanda Knox story with a kind of resigned fascination. Someone murdered Meredith Kercher in Italy, and in fact, that "someone" is now jail in Britain – convicted by DNA evidence – but the Italian prosecutors' blood lust was not slak ...
Last Gasp Transparency Meme to Salvage Big Gov [& OWS Protests?]
October 05, 2011
There is a specter haunting libertarian reformers ... the specter of transparency! It is not necessary to downsize big government after all. Leviathan lives! If you simply insist on bureaucratic openness, then much of the corruption and fraud of big government ...
Roman Disaster Redux: Private Sector Collects Debts
October 05, 2011
One of the signals that Rome was failing was when the emperors began to use private debt collectors to harvest government taxes and fines. Once the private sector made common cause with the public sector, the velocity of mercantilism increased dramatically. Pri ...
Ron Paul Is Out of the Mainstream on Awlaki Killing
October 05, 2011
This is one of the wackiest articles we have read yet. US News and World Report just posted an article explaining that because libertarian congressman Ron Paul, now running for US President, found last week's killing of Anwar al-Awlaki unconstitutional and repr ...
Occupy Wall Street – Oh No! [& Open Letter to Alex Jones]
October 05, 2011
With increasing fervor, the "first official document" of the Occupy Wall Street protests has been circulated and posted. It was actually adopted on Sept. 29th but is now being publicized with increasing energy and translated as well into such languages as Frenc ...
Alex Jones Campaigns to 'End the Fed'
October 04, 2011
Libertarian 'Net publisher Alex Jones has plans to appear at three Federal Reserve branches in Texas – Dallas, Houston and San Antonio – to protest the ongoing abuses of fiat-money, often called Money Power. He is calling on others to join him and has liste ...
Don't Look to Government to Address Grievances
October 04, 2011
Does the current, expanding American protest movement "Occupy Wall Street" have specific demands? It doesn't seem so. In fact, Occupy Wall Street organizers (whoever they are) seem to have made conscious decisions not to emphasize specific demands for fear of a ...
The Myth of Constitutional Money
October 04, 2011
So Rep. Dennis Kucinich wants "interest-free government money spent into circulation – as the Constitution mandates – instead of being borrowed into existence from the private banking system at ruinous interest." He is not alone. Ellen Brown has been bangin ...
Wall Street – Off With Their Heads
October 04, 2011
There will be blood? During the French Revolution, the authority of the State was used to power the guillotine; CNN is happy to advance that same proposition in our view. Of course, the writer of this CNN story, Alan Silverleib, doesn't exactly verbalize it, bu ...
Daily Bell Helps Blow Up Wall Street Protest Via Drudge, Prison Planet and Google
October 03, 2011
Has Internet alternative news come of age? Is the Internet Reformation gathering power like a gale force wind? Just as it was during the era of the Gutenberg Press 500 years ago, the change-making of information technology is implacably turning the elite power- ...
Breathing Life Into Phony Wall Street Meme
October 03, 2011
This article by Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, is a perfect example of the way the Occupy Wall Street meme was supposed to play out. The positioning (see excerpt above) of the protests is intended to replace the Tea Party and ...
BRICs Begin to Crumble?
September 30, 2011
In India, the government believes it's OK for up to 70 percent of the country to live on fifty cents (US) a day; in Brazil, growth is slowing markedly (see article excerpt above); and China continues to struggle with unrest and growing doubts about its ongoing ...
Transparency Meme Creeps Closer
September 30, 2011
What's the New York Times up to? This story excerpted above was prominently featured the other day in the New York Times and that doesn't happen by accident. The Times is a virtual meme machine, churning out articles that support the Anglosphere's dominant soci ...
DB Briefs: EU Crisis Is Real / US Declares War on Pakistan? / Idiot Economists / Phony '60s Missile Gap
September 30, 2011
EU Crisis Is Real: UK has become a nation of zombie companies ... When it comes to supporting UK manufacturing, the Coalition government's record has so far proved almost as disappointing as the last one's. … US Declares War on Pakistan?: For the first time ...
Barroso Says EU Will Overcome
September 29, 2011
EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso, once a Maoist, has given yet another stirring speech, hoping to rally the party faithful. In the speech, he revealed three separate financial approaches that Eurocrats hope will raise revenue. As a young man, Barros ...
A Modest Proposal on Expensive Child-Rearing
September 29, 2011
This article presents us with a chance to evaluate what Western families want to provide to their children. We have touched on this before but can now readdress these issues within the context of child rearing, thanks to this CNN article delineating costs of ch ...
DB Briefs: Is Obama on the Way Out? / Yemen's Tricky Ali Saleh / EU Crisis Is Real
September 29, 2011
Staff Reports: Is Obama on the Way Out? Yemen's Tricky Ali Saleh. EU Crisis Is Real. ...
Depression Leaves Investors Feeling 'Like a Dog Without a Bone'
September 28, 2011
This is a big dominant social theme for the masses of confused people who have heeded the prescription to put their hard-earned dollars into stock and bond markets. (See article excerpt above.) Just wait. The sun will come out tomorrow. Of course, many people m ...
US Won't Release Bin Laden Death Photos
September 28, 2011
The US government is at it again. While the entire world is aware now that Bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALS on May 1, 2011, evidence corroborating the killing has never been released. Everyone should take it on faith, but unfortunately, the US government does ...
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