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Euro Crisis to Set One World Currency?
May 28, 2010
As the money crisis seems to grow worse in Europe, we have begun to wonder if there are parallels to the 1907 financial panic in the United States that gave rise to the Federal Reserve. The dominant social theme way back then (assuming an active power elite, an ...
SEC to Rule All Trades All the Time
May 28, 2010
So it has come to this. In America, anyway, and surely in Europe too, regulatory authorities wish to be empowered to look at every click, every number, every trading strategy of ANYONE in order to detect fraud and make sure that markets are fair, open and trans ...
Money Supply Plunging Toward Depression?
May 27, 2010
The talk in the United States, especially, and Britain, too, is one of recovery. Even in Europe, we noted recently, there are digital maps available that show much of the Eurozone is coming out of "recession" and various indicators are turning positive. We have ...
Vanunu Jailed by Evil Jews?
May 27, 2010
We are not much impressed by Israeli justice when it comes Mordechai Vanunu who has paid with a good deal of his life for apparently exposing Israel's nuclear arsenal. Presumably his persecution is supposed to be a warning to others not to tell Western media ab ...
Copycat Republicans Seek Answers
May 26, 2010
We are more apt to consider these twin initiatives to be promotions rather than serious efforts to address serious Western dilemmas. Yet even their existence, no matter the outcome, indicates that the elites are well aware of the rising level of discontent in t ...
US Wavers on Afghan War?
May 26, 2010
Those focused on protecting and building their investments, should follow the manipulations of the power elite and their themes closely in an attempt to figure out what may occur next. There is no surety in terms of a correct interpretation, but by tracking the ...
Europe Braces for Chaos
May 25, 2010
For several years now, we've been covering the power elite's dominant social theme as regards the European Union. And what is that? It seems to be ... "Only regional and even global governance can prevent another world war (or at least pan-European war) from ha ...
Desperation of the US Republican Elite
May 25, 2010
So many of the fundamental processes put in place by the power elite and sustained by a vast matrix of educational, media, military and civilian authorities are foundering that it is difficult to know exactly what is going to happen next. But we will predict th ...
Traditional American Values Are Dead and Buried?
May 24, 2010
Working closely together, we Bell staffers have developed a most un-libertarian, hive-like mentality. These days, buzzing in our bee-brains are recollections, often, of the compelling Claudius books by Robert Graves. What comes to mind, however, is not so much ...
UN Swaps One Fear for Another
May 24, 2010
The difficulty with attempting to decipher elite memes and actions in the era of the Internet is that as the workability of fear-based memes has decreased, the level of uncertainty regarding elite actions – and their effectiveness – has actually increased. ...
Rand Paul Disappoints?
May 22, 2010
Yesterday, when all 1,000 of us – the writers, editors and coffee go-fers of the Daily Bell staff – gathered around a conference table the length of a football field in our Pentagon-sized editorial office to decide on today's Bell article, it didn't take us ...
Does Anti-Obama Fever Drive US Elections?
May 21, 2010
From our point of view an element of the American punditry is working overtime trying to portray upcoming House and Senate elections as an anti-Obama pro Republican mandate. In fact, we believe that such portrayals are part of a larger dominant social theme - t ...
Scandal Over Blood Doping Hits Cycling
May 21, 2010
In the 1960s, radical elements of the youth movement were impassioned about sociopolitical issues but, as we recall it, often went out of their way to exempt sports - certain sports anyway - from their arguments. It wasn't that sports didn't partake of the same ...
US War Crowd Losing Steam?
May 20, 2010
We try analyze the elite's dominant social themes here at the Bell; but it has occurred to that when it comes to the victory of Rand Paul in Kentucky, we would tend to believe the elite doesn't know how to spin it. Rand Paul is an anti-foreign war, anti big-gov ...
German Anger Rises Against Afghan War
May 20, 2010
We have identified two of the power elite's most fragile current themes as the EU and the war in Afghanistan. The break-up of the EU (or at least the foundering of the euro) is increasingly a viable possibility from our point of view. The ongoing, slow-motion u ...
UK Surveillance State Deflates?
May 19, 2010
The idea that the British Queen herself – with a putative worth in the trillions – will apparently make such statements as these only adds to the strength of what we would have to believe is a considerable rhetorical reversal. Given the endless attempts of ...
More Trading Curbs for NYSE
May 19, 2010
We wonder that anyone can report these issues with a straight face anymore. Well, obviously Reuters can. But at what point do observers finally say "enough" when it comes to regulatory democracy and its ever-evolving attempts to "fix" elements of industry that ...
Greek Banking Crack-Up Exposed
May 18, 2010
Above and beyond the contradiction between its strategies and goals, the elite is struggling with two other factors in Europe. First, the downturn is far worse than expected and is causing considerable tension between elite players themselves (Sarkozy, Merkel, ...
Afghan Poppy Farmers Attacked by NATO?
May 18, 2010
If indeed Western intelligence agencies are responsible for the sudden Afghan poppy plague, let us be clear: It will go down in the annals of counter-intelligence as one of the stupidest blunders ever made by the West's blinkered spooks. It would be a classic c ...
Just Goldman?
May 17, 2010
There is (just so we don't leave anyone in suspense) an Anglo-American elite with European roots, an intermingling of royal and industrial families and Venetian bankers probably tracing their antecedents back to Rome and beyond, perhaps even apocryphally to Bab ...
Military Madness Without End
May 17, 2010
The mess in Afghanistan has even Saudi Arabia concerned. In our humble opinion Afghanistan has been tortured enough after some 30 years of intermittent, cyclical war. And we wonder why the leaders of the Anglo-American axis continue to believe the blood-lettin ...
Wheels Falling Off Euro?
May 15, 2010
What a day Friday was! The Daily Bell began its coverage of both the falling euro (and the failing EU) by pointing out that (as predicted), the power elite and the EU political elite, particularly, were using the EU "crisis" as a way to call for increased centr ...
As Predicted, EU Leaders Seek 'US of Europe'
May 14, 2010
So maybe the power elite doesn't have in mind raping and looting Europe and leaving after all, as some in the alternative press have recently been reporting. (Yes, they'll rape and loot, but they'll likely stick around just as we've been suggesting this past we ...
IMF Plotting Gold-Backed SDRs?
May 14, 2010
International currencies are much in the news these days (see other article, this issue) and in this article we will contemplate two rhetorical goalposts that the power elite could use to move the world further on down the field toward a single Western internat ...
Fiat Central Banks Down for the Count?
May 13, 2010
Because the Bell is perhaps the only publication singularly dedicated to reporting on the power elite's dominant social themes and how they are promoted and faring, our coverage often veers off from both the mainstream media's AND that of the alternative press. ...
Conservative Sham in Britain?
May 13, 2010
We will take a back seat to no one when it comes to relief that the horrible modern era of Labour governance is over for Britain. We are happy that we will not have to read about the sociopathic ramblings of Gordon Brown anymore, or watch as he and/or his minis ...
German Backlash Strikes EU?
May 12, 2010
We do not know how this epic struggle will be resolved. But we do know that the EU's recent actions in supporting its Southern flank may now have jeopardized its Northern one as well. Perhaps all will be well, but we've never been especially bullish on this fla ...
Biggest Scientific Boondoggle Yet
May 12, 2010
We are always shocked by NASA's profligacy and the way it goes about spending billions. It's not far behind the Pentagon in that regard. And we guess the European Space Agency shares similar characteristics. We suppose that this announcement is a way for NASA t ...
EU Tumbles Toward Failure?
May 11, 2010
Eurozone leaders are ready to defend the euro with the equivalent of US$1trillion if necessary. The American Fed and other central banks stand ready to help too apparently. There are several conclusions to be reached from this – and the mainstream and alterna ...
Greek Unrest May Spread
May 11, 2010
We can't help but be a little pleased when the mainstream media occasionally validates our point of view (truly cheap thrills), and in this case, the BBC has posted a report that aligns well with something we wrote in late April. Our intrepid feedbackers provid ...
EU Consolidation Is Key to Halting Crisis
May 10, 2010
We have been predicting along with others in the alternative media that the drumbeat for further consolidation (of the political kind) within the EU would rise steadily as this latest financial crisis unfolded. We have seen signs of it, though few full-blown ar ...
NYSE Plunge From Market Fragmentation?
May 10, 2010
Again, the hypnotic clarion call for more centralization is launched. Being as sensitive to these sorts of promotions as a certain kind of princess is to a pea under a stack of mattresses, we notice when rhetoric resembling a promotion is floated. We were start ...
Has the Power Elite Over-Reached?
May 08, 2010
Greece has gone off the rails, and there are lots of post-mortems being written - especially in the mainstream press - about what went wrong and what could go right. The idea, just as we expected, seems to be that the EU will use this crisis as way of implement ...
Goldman Sachs the Anti-Christ?
May 08, 2010
We always have to start these articles off with the requisite nod to the fierce Gods of Ancient (and Modern) Days. So let's get it out of the way. Here goes ... Goldman is a horrible, smug, abusive institution with obvious ties to the power elite. It may indeed ...
EU Elite Continues to Stagger
May 07, 2010
We think the power elite is struggling. We write about this regularly. The Internet has proved a terrible challenge. And partially as a result, the elite's faux-monetary system is compromised; its promotions, generally, are weakening; and people around the worl ...
Merkel Reveals True Socialist Stripes
May 07, 2010
Yesterday, as a kind of aside, we described Merkel as a socialist, and we got some pushback on the topic. We know it's hard to conceive of Merkel as a socialist because the mainstream Anglo-American media describes her as a "conservative." But like all those ru ...
Internet Erodes Faith in Western Economies
May 06, 2010
Ripples of information and anger spread. Blogs rant about fundamental economic building blocks (see above) and contrarian news aggregators provide information to millions. We wrote an article some time ago that said the incredible bailouts that took place in fr ...
Merkel Gains Greece but Loses Germany?
May 06, 2010
Recently we commented on an insightful article in the UK Telegraph that pointed out that Germany was now most obviously the cynosure of the EU, and that the financial crisis had made that clear. But while acknowledging this was true, we wondered if being the ce ...
EU Creates Money Out of Thin Air to Float Greece
May 05, 2010
It is often a bit hard to figure out what is going on in the domain of high finance because the reporting is nearly impermeable. But if people understood clearly, they would probably be enraged. This article from Bloomberg is a case in point. What it really is ...
NATO Generals' Medal Madness?
May 05, 2010
We have our doubts. It is indisputably true that a lot of Afghan civilians are being killed by NATO troops and American Marines. And what is also true is that every time an Afghan civilian is killed (even by the Taliban), Americans in particular are blamed – ...
Mainstream Media Critical of the Fed?
May 04, 2010
Over the weekend, we analyzed a Washington Post article describing the economic crisis in simple but powerful terms. The article maintained that the problem was caused by risky lending and the solution was regulation to impel "banks" to reduce practices that co ...
Polish Plane Crash Stirs Internet
May 04, 2010
This is a powerful video. Is it a hoax? If it is proves to be true - and not fake or mistranslated - it will go down in the annals of history (unless it goes down the memory hole) as one of the most significant and memorable video documentaries ever created. Ye ...
The EU Has Faltered Over Greece
May 03, 2010
The Bell suggests that investors focus on the most fundamental issue of the 21st century when trying to analyze what's going on in the world from an opportunity standpoint. From our point of view this fundamental issue is the collision between the Internet and ...
Fixing the Dollar Machine
May 03, 2010
This Washington Post story is a great example of how the mainstream media goes about supporting a power elite dominant social theme. In this case the fear-based promotion is that there will be another financial meltdown if "reform" isn't enacted. And to put the ...
Is Fed Independence Good?
May 01, 2010
This article appearing recently at the Huffington Post by James Bacchus, a "former member of Congress," is noteworthy because it musters all the arguments against a Federal Reserve audit and, generally, Fed transparency. While Ron Paul (R-Tex) and others have b ...
Real Story of Offshore Drilling
May 01, 2010
We blame American oil companies for this most recent oil spill, but not for the predictable reasons. American oil companies, in our opinion, have helped set up a situation where there is a substantial amount of oil production offshore, even though there doesn't ...
Greek Elites Whack Greeks Over Crisis
April 30, 2010
We promised ourselves not to write about the Greek/Euro crisis again for a couple of days, but we can't help but return to it when we see articles like the one excerpted above. In our view, the Greek crisis seems designed to provide real-life examples of what w ...
Mayor Bloomberg Blasts Arizonians Over Immigration
April 30, 2010
We've been reading the reactions to the Arizona anti-immigrant bill, and we've seen how the bill is being utilized to ignite a seeming groundswell of support for upcoming immigration legislation planned by the administration. Arizona's new law makes it easier t ...
Analyzing the Real Greek Failure
April 29, 2010
To the degree that these elites will use the financial crisis to further concentrate power and wealth, we think that increased, monetary chaos is a possibility. If, on the other hand, national economic elites allow a semblance of a marketplace for money to oper ...
Gold Shines Brightly
April 29, 2010
We agree with Eric Sprott about gold, or at least as his comments are reported in the above excerpted article. And of course we take into account that his optimism is colored by his launch of a gold hedge fund with a perceived superiority because investors can ...
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