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Do Western Elites Really Care About Fukushima?
March 17, 2011
Japan has called in the cavalry. Having struggled with the failing nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan has requested US aid and the US has responded with a panoply of high-tech solutions. Sometime today, apparently, drones will soar over Fukushima in an attemp ...
Ireland Hammered to Raise Corporate Tax
March 16, 2011
"This can't stay like this," says German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, speaking of Ireland's fairly low 12.5-percent corporate rate. According to Agency France Press (see article excerpt above) Schaeuble claimed that US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithne ...
Desperate Cult of Technology
March 16, 2011
Yesterday we wrote about the predilection of the Anglo-American power elite to make life as complicated and mysterious as possible. Whether it is automobiles, power plants or even "home entertainment systems" almost nothing is immune from the urge to elaborate, ...
Europe's Coming Meltdown
March 15, 2011
The just-completed deal between North and South Europe (between Germany and the PIGS, really) is apparently almost entirely one-sided and bound to inflame not diminish civil unrest as spring begins to bloom across Europe. The lines of battle are not hardening; ...
End of Nuclear Power?
March 15, 2011
Yesterday we provided something of an update on Green technology, which in some instances is not proving anymore successful in the 21st century than it did in the 1970s. We concluded by suggesting that the Green movement was more about centralizing power and co ...
Japan: The Tipping Point
March 14, 2011
All economies are similar in the age of central banking. When confronted with disasters, economic or otherwise, the first instinct is to print money (see article excerpt above). Many things in life are uncertain, but central banking is not one of them. Central ...
Why Green Is Blue
March 14, 2011
The 2000s are like the 1970s in so many ways. Then, too, Green businesses were touted as up-and-coming. There were so many "can't miss" businesses and the Carter administration funded a good many of them. But then the long recession came in and Ronald Reagan wa ...
Why Not a Global Currency?
March 11, 2011
So much of the world's economy is in flux these days. The Middle East suffers from serial color revolutions. In Europe, the euro is faltering because of the Sovereign debt crisis. Despite comforting predictions from the Obama administration, America remains mir ...
Peter King's Terror Hearings Take Over
March 11, 2011
Yesterday's hearing on radicalization of Muslim Americans brings up a larger perspective regarding what is going on in America and a close look into Western-style democracy. The incessant harping on "terrorist Islam" as presented in these US congressional heari ...
Geithner Expresses Confidence in EU Measures
March 10, 2011
Timothy Geithner seems confident that the EU will resolve the current sovereign debt crisis but we wonder if this confidence is misplaced. The Anglo-American power elite is struggling on many fronts these days as it apparently strives more energetically than ev ...
The Truth About Archeology
March 10, 2011
One of the great things about the Egyptian revolution – other than the removal of the Mubarak regime itself – is the end of Zahi Hawass' tenure as Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. In the last decade anyway and maybe for longer no pro ...
The Unspontaneous Libyan Revolution
March 09, 2011
The United States and its allies do not want to get involved outright in Libyan warfare, or so we are told, but as we can see from the above article excerpt, the administration has plans for Colonel Qaddafi. Of course, if we peer beneath the surface, we find th ...
Break Up Wall Street?
March 09, 2011
We have noted of late the emergence of a particularly ubiquitous power elite dominant social theme: It's Wall Street's (Big Finance's) fault. This is an extraordinarily important promotion because it is intended to spare central banks from scrutiny and deflect ...
ECB Hikes Rates, Crushes Spain?
March 08, 2011
We wonder how long all this is going to last. It seems that Europe is headed toward some sort of crisis, mostly brought on by the impossibility of resolving the North/South divide. It is simply impossible to have a single central bank and a single currency for ...
Australia to Introduce Carbon Tax
March 08, 2011
Australia is apparently going to be the first or one of the first countries to put a tax on "carbon." The idea that carbon dioxide, an essential building block of life, has been subject to powerful demonization by the Anglo-American power elite is testimony to ...
Dhimmitude of General Petraeus
March 07, 2011
This article appearing in Registan.net tells us some astonishing things about General David Petraeus. A week ago, he suggested publicly that Afghanistan parents were burning their children to exaggerate injuries they'd received at the hands of allied troops. He ...
Newsweek's Hillary Problem
March 07, 2011
Tina Brown, the much feted editor of Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, Talk magazine and The Daily Beast has finally issued the first all-new edition of Newsweek. The revamped magazine - which was bleeding millions before Brown was brought in to salvage it - looks a ...
Bail Out Europe's Banks?
March 04, 2011
The German magazine Der Spiegel has turned to an American economist to bang the drums for further bank reliquification (see article excerpt above). Obviously the US$50 trillion that Western powers have apparently dropped into the world's economy has not done th ...
Watch Out, Africa … The World Bank Has a 'Plan'
March 04, 2011
It is truly astonishing that in the 21st century the World bank – which has inflicted ruin on nation-states across the globe – can confidently propose a pan-continental plan (see excerpt above) for one of the world's largest and most diverse regions – Afr ...
Will Euro Failure Usher in World Currency?
March 03, 2011
The Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has published one of his usual insightful analyses on the upcoming difficulties the Irish will face in renegotiating debt payments to prop up failing Irish banks (see article excerpt above). Irish bank bonds are held by G ...
Is the Anglosphere Driving Militant Islam?
March 03, 2011
The assassination of the Christian Minister for Minorities in Pakistan, Shahbaz Bhatti is a tragedy on a number of levels. The mainstream media has explained the tragedy rather well (see excerpt above) emphasizing the horrors or intolerance and Islamic fundamen ...
Mervyn King Caught Spreading a Meme
March 02, 2011
We've often tried to point out that a fundamental dominant social theme of the power elite is that the private sector is at fault for mercantilism's ruin. The intergenerational, familial power elite located in the City of London uses mercantilism to generate it ...
2008 Crash Caused by Financial Terrorism?
March 02, 2011
While Britain's central banker Mervyn King blames the private sector, financial analyst Kevin Freeman has penned a White Paper (excerpt above) that blames foreign enemies for the 2008 financial crisis. This is a fairly brilliant fear-based promotion in our view ...
Is the West Winning?
March 01, 2011
The Telegraph's Jeremy Warner has written an article (see excerpt above) that puts the troubles of the West into a pan-global perspective. In a fairly wide-ranging story, he examines numerous current events both economic and political and determines that they a ...
Protests Are a Force of Nature
March 01, 2011
The reasons for these revolutions had to do with "bread and butter issues [rather] than politics." Declining economies mean that unemployment rises, taxes are raised and services cut. Therefore, these revolutions are not being driven by freedom issues but by si ...
Greeks Won't Pay, No Matter What
February 28, 2011
It has long been our contention - stated many times - that the tribes of Europe would not take kindly to the "austerity" measures that have been imposed on Europe, especially the PIGS - Europe's Southern countries. We've made the argument that the tribes of Eur ...
Yet More Signals of Afghan War's End
February 28, 2011
In trying to understand the fear-based promotions of the Anglo-American elite, one has to be alert for "messaging." In this article, we'll examine how the messages regarding the Afghan war are changing and what it means within the context of current Middle East ...
Fundamentalist Islam Next for Libya?
February 25, 2011
Is the West setting up Islamic enemies in the Middle East? We've written articles about it, and we can see in this article excerpted above that Col. Moammar Gadhafi's rhetoric may mimic the West's strategies. There is no evidence that bin Laden is alive, yet Ga ...
Unraveling of Pakistan Scam?
February 25, 2011
There is evermore controversy swirling around the US diplomat who shot and killed three Pakistani men and remains in a Pakistan jail. ZeroHedge.com has an article posted about it entitled "CIA Agent Caught Red-Handed Aiding Pakistani Terrorism?" The cut-line re ...
Sink- or Swim-Time for the EU
February 24, 2011
We've written recently about Ambrose Evans-Pritchard's change of heart regarding Spain, an important change given that he is perhaps the most prominent Euroskeptic writing for a major news daily in Britain or Europe. A week ago, Evans-Pritchard decided that Spa ...
Privatize the US to Avoid Default?
February 24, 2011
It sounds so simple. The US is facing terrible debts but has many assets. Sell them off and win the best of both worlds. Additional funding and a renewed surge of market capitalism could save the day. That's the thesis of this article in Newsweek (excerpted abo ...
Where are the Baby-Boomer Nest Eggs?
February 23, 2011
Can one "invest" one's way to prosperity? Some people are very good at stock picking and others can use Austrian business cycle analysis to generally figure out what side of the market to be on during its great turnings (gold and silver would seem to be appropr ...
UN Switch From Fear to Greed to Promote New Green Tax
February 23, 2011
When the Anglo-America power elite launches a dominant social theme, not much can derail it. The global warming scam has been exposed over and over again. The UN itself was guilty of publishing grossly misleading figures and the leading global warming researche ...
Clinton, Bush Encourage Civil Discourse
February 22, 2011
Can national civility calm political rancor? This question is asked in a Christian Science Monitor article, based on the news (see above) about the new National Civility Institute. The Institute is the brainchild of Fred DuVal, a friend of Congresswoman Gabriel ...
More and More, Elite Supports Islamic 'Enemy'
February 22, 2011
In a previous article, written many weeks ago, we asked if the West was actively setting up Islamic enemies in the Middle East. We were not sure at the time. As with many dominant social themes of the elite, it wasn't clear right away. But the wonderful thing a ...
See Bernanke's Disaster In Prices and Rates
February 21, 2011
Yesterday, in a regular Sunday-interview "after thought," we made the case that measuring the money supply was an exercise in futility. Today we analyze a recent Forbes article that explains why this is so. The power elite wants to confuse the issue in our opin ...
US Opens Afghan Talks, Mulls 80,000 More Afghan-Trained Forces
February 21, 2011
For us, the unraveling Afghan war effort is a huge story, even though it not being covered like one in the mainstream press. There are far more mainstream media articles about the latest single from Lady Gaga than there are about the war effort. But it is a ver ...
Cameron's Compassionate Conservatism Strikes Out
February 18, 2011
Is Tory Prime Minister David Cameron a kind of British "George Bush Lite?" To begin with, he has made a career out of abhorring the EU, but he is no more likely to orchestrate a departure from the EU than previous PMs (see article excerpt above). The history of ...
Can a Garden Be Copyrighted?
February 18, 2011
We thought we would return for another look at copyright since it is such a controversial subject and received a good deal of feedback yesterday. The article we want to comment on is certainly controversial as well. We can see from the above excerpt that the co ...
Bloomberg's Incredible Column
February 17, 2011
We just noticed Caroline Baum because of a current column, "Fat Lady Wanted as Guide to Fed Rate Setters" and her reference to Austrian free-market economics. It is an amazing column because it does succinctly what most, if not all, mainstream columns will not: ...
Let the RIAA Enforce Copyright With Its Own Funds
February 17, 2011
The RIAA is at it again. After litigating against teenagers, college students and single moms, the Recording Industry Association along with the IIPA (see article excerpt above) is building its case methodically for ever-tighter control over the Internet. The a ...
Hopeful Signs for EU and Euro?
February 16, 2011
The biggest euro-skeptic in the mainstream press has recanted (or decanted?). Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, author of the article from which the above excerpt is taken, has decided the euro is going to remain solvent after all. Perhaps, he says, too much Rioja has g ...
WikiLeaks Spawns More Backlash
February 16, 2011
WikiLeaks continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. We've analyzed WikiLeaks from the point of view of a power elite gambit and the pieces of the puzzle continue to fit together. Not only that, but the WikiLeaks sub dominant social theme was assembled rela ...
Will Color Revolutions Remove Central Banks?
February 15, 2011
In watching various color revolutions now and in the 1990s in Eastern Europe, it has occurred to us that they are specifically designed to keep money power in place. Hosni Mubarak has been removed from power along with some of his cronies, but the STRUCTURE of ...
Afghan War Draws in China and Russia
February 15, 2011
According to MEMRI, a high-profile Middle Eastern think-tank, China's involvement as a Pakistan ally is ongoing and becoming a good deal more obvious and pervasive. In the past year, Pakistan has sought the stationing of 11,000 Chinese troops at Gilgit-Baltista ...
Elites Set Orwellian War Against China And Islam?
February 14, 2011
Iraq is the forgotten war. Even amidst the chaos swirling around developing countries throughout the world, the Western mainstream media for the most part ignores Iraq. And perhaps one day – sooner rather than later – it will have its own re-revolution (see ...
Do Mandela's Elders Violate Human Rights?
February 14, 2011
The Elders pack a mainstream-media punch. They've already received a good deal of mainstream media coverage. We queried "Elders, global leaders" and received nearly 500,000 cites on Google. TheElders.org website explains that the group is composed of eminent gl ...
IMF Calls for SDR-Denominated Bonds
February 11, 2011
Like a broken record, (does the cliché date us?) Dominique Strauss-Kahn campaigns around the world for a new currency. The latest wrinkle: SDR-denominated bonds. Bundle together a number of bankrupt national currencies and securitize them and you might indee ...
Middle East Revolutions Force West to Knees?
February 11, 2011
This is an interesting article (excerpted above) that Professor Mark LeVine has written for the Middle Eastern news service Al Jazeera. His point is that the civil unrest sweeping across Europe is an increasingly uncomfortable event for Western powers-that-be. ...
Forced Globalization of Trading Marts: Consolidation for Disaster
February 10, 2011
The article excerpt above sounds as if it could have been written anywhere in the West, but its focus is the Nigerian securities industry. The replication of the US model is startling. The regulatory body is called the SEC and the issues being discussed have to ...
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