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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 ...
DB Briefs: Enabling Euro-Elite Fears Downturn / Republicans Desperate to Beat Ron Paul / Beware the Cantaloupe That Kills
September 28, 2011
Staff Reports: Enabling Euro-Elite Fears Downturn. Republicans Desperate to Beat Ron Paul. Beware the Cantaloupe That Kills ...
Horror of the Quants
September 27, 2011
This article by the BBC's Richard Anderson ticks all the boxes of a certain kind of dominant social theme. One is supposed to be slightly melancholy at the pace of progress in the global stock market and the application of trading technology to what used to be ...
No Justice in the West
September 27, 2011
Part of Western mainstream media propaganda is the "limited hangout." And the Internet era – the Internet Reformation in fact – is forcing such limited hangouts on a variety of fronts. Whether it is global warming, central banking or criminal justice itself ...
DB Briefs: Economist Mag Makes Up New China Term / Avoiding Ron Paul, Desperate Republicans Turn to Chris Christie / Indian Gov Says Poor Can Live on Half Dollar a Day
September 27, 2011
Staff Reports: Economist Mag Makes Up New China Term. Avoiding Ron Paul, Desperate Republicans Turn to Chris Christie. Indian Gov Says Poor Can Live on Half Dollar a Day. ...
Are the Tribes of Europe Ready to Explode?
September 26, 2011
This story is interesting because it is written by a mainstream journalist and actually tells the truth about Greece – that Greece, or its citizens, are ready to explode. One can extrapolate from Greece to the rest of the EU, or at least its Southern half. Pu ...
How Tony Blair Earns His Millions
September 26, 2011
The implication of this article seems to be that the attack that was launched against Libya had to do with the failure of an aluminum loan. It is part of a larger dominant social theme, in our view, that the West's wars are fought over resources and exploitativ ...
DB Briefs: EU – Is it a Disaster Yet? / EU Leaders Need to Step Up / Al Jazeera's Phony Four-Part Series?
September 26, 2011
Staff Reports: EU – Is it a Disaster Yet? EU Leaders Need to Step Up. Al Jazeera's Phony Four-Part Series? ...
New Crisis, New Currency?
September 23, 2011
David Cameron joined a number of other prominent leaders in warning about the perilous state of the West's and the world's economy. At the same time, we learn, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is pushing US President Barack Obama to support adding the Chinese y ...
Lady Gaga Wants a New Hate Crime
September 23, 2011
The death of a young person is always very sad and no doubt Lady Gaga's emotions following Jamey Rodemeyer's suicide are genuine. But the entire Lady Gaga saga is a manipulated one in our view. Her intention of getting the US federal government involved in the ...
DB Briefs: The EU's Implacable Rigor / Brazil Towns Issue Own Money / Facebook Wants to Capture Yet More Data
September 23, 2011
Staff Reports: The EU's Implacable Rigor. Brazil Towns Issue Own Money. Facebook Wants to Capture Yet More Data. ...
Blame Republicans for the Depression
September 22, 2011
Michael Tomasky, a fairly partisan columnist for the Daily Beast, has written a column called "The Party of Predators" (see excerpt above) that supports the idea that America's economic difficulties are aggravated by a lack of cooperation between the Republican ...
West Sponsors Afghan Civil War
September 22, 2011
In numerous articles over the past year-and-a-half, we've written that the end-game for the Afghanistan war – as cynical as it may be – is civil war. Western leaders will deny this, but what is obviously being planned is a de facto portioning of Afghanistan ...
DB Briefs: Americans Like Gold – A Lot / Big Prison for Afghanistan / Disturbing Reports From Libya
September 22, 2011
Staff Reports: Americans Like Gold – A Lot. Big Prison for Afghanistan. Disturbing Reports From Libya. ...
Roubini Explains How to Avoid Depression II
September 21, 2011
Nouriel Roubini – Dr. Doom – has posted an article (see above) at Reuters on how the world can avoid a "fiscal train wreck" and "deeper depression." In this article, we'll review his prescriptions and assumptions. Roubini is often portrayed as a prescient m ...
America's New Production and the Farce of Peak Oil
September 21, 2011
It wasn't supposed to be this way. By now, Peak Oil was supposed to be a fact of daily life. People were supposed to be lined up at gas stations, struggling to buy US$10-a-gallon gas. Solar and wind companies were supposed to occupy prominent places on the Big ...
DB Briefs: Solyndra Hits Obama Hard / Germany's Pirates Storm Berlin / Mainstream Economists Favor Carbon Tax?
September 21, 2011
Staff Reports: Solyndra Hits Obama Hard. Germany's Pirates Storm Berlin. Mainstream Economists Favor Carbon Tax? ...
Advisers Emphasize Calm as Global Depression Gathers
September 20, 2011
It used to be that stock drummers were more than happy to share a hot tip with their clients. Today, more than half (55%) of advisors say the most valuable service they provide to clients in or near retirement "is helping the client maintain perspective and thi ...
Using Mercenaries Is a Dangerous Development
September 20, 2011
In this article excerpt above, we find yet more evidence that NATO and the West – especially the Anglosphere – has been hiding behind local fighters while organizing the campaign against Gaddafi. This might explain the taking of Tripoli and the general diff ...
DB Briefs: Central Banks Under Attack / Yemen Looks to Shed Saleh / Obama Lawlessness Continues?
September 20, 2011
DB Staff Reports: Progress: Central Banks Under Attack. Yemen Looks to Shed Saleh. Obama Lawlessness Continues? ...
EU – Britain Wants Out?
September 19, 2011
The Telegraph, perhaps Britain's leading Euro-skeptic mainstream publication was brimming with reports critical of the staggering EU this weekend. Article after article slammed the EU or, even worse, brought warnings of political developments that might force P ...
Is It a New Enlightenment Yet?
September 19, 2011
Saman Mohammadi, the "truth excavator" has recently written an intriguing article, "The Rise of 9/11 Truth And The Second Western Enlightenment." We have commented on Mohammadi's courageous insights before and this is article is especially interesting to us bec ...
DB Briefs: China's Subprime Credit Crisis / Greeks Evade Taxes for a Reason / Obama Wants to Raise Taxes – Again
September 19, 2011
Staff Reports: China's Subprime Credit Crisis. Greeks Evade Taxes for a Reason. Obama Wants to Raise Taxes – Again ...
Biggest Story in the World? … China Faces Hard Landing
September 16, 2011
Good on you, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. There is really no other story that matters, is there? If China goes down, the economic system of the past 60 years may be finished. Collapsed. Kaput. That's because every other major economy in the world is troubled to a d ...
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