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Obama Presidency: Sputtering Light on a Hill?
January 11, 2016
This is an extraordinary article, comprehensive and ambitious. It seems to leave no part of Obama's public life unexamined. But one doesn't have to read the whole article to find out US News's verdict: Obama was NOT a transformational president. However, the ar ...
Jack Perry: No Empire Lasts Forever
January 10, 2016
I'd say I've become even more suspicious about the military as a whole since then. I noticed that the military was literally throwing lives away in Iraq and look how the wounded were being treated at Walter Reed, for example. Did you know that around 20 veteran ...
There's Always a Bull Market Somewhere
January 09, 2016
Paul Craig Roberts has done us the service of analyzing the recent jobs report. It came in better than expected but didn't move the markets much on Friday. From an investment standpoint, this is a problem. When markets don't react to good news, they're probably ...
Why Have No Bankers Gone to Jail?
January 08, 2016
One long-running financial meme of the mainstream media poses the question, why haven't bankers gone to jail for helping to create the subprime crisis and subsequent Great Recession? Back in 2013, it looked like that question would be answered by action when Be ...
The China Syndrome
January 07, 2016
Oh, don't look, don't look at all! Just close your eyes and tap your heels together three times … That's what some of the coverage of China's market failures reminds us of. Magical thinking. We've been reporting on the hollowness of the Chinese Miracle for ye ...
The Truth Has Consequences When Elites Lose Control
January 07, 2016
This article by a man who is the Telegraph's chief military correspondent, and thus makes a living warmongering, runs counter to the world's increasing disgust with the bloody Saud regime. This disgust has further manifested itself since the latest House of Sau ...
Whither the Market in an Era of Rate Hikes?
January 06, 2016
The Baltic Dry Index has received a lot of coverage because it tracks shipping activity worldwide – and it has never been lower. Nobody is shipping much of anything, it seems. For this reason, Tavares's analysis of US rail transportation may have received mor ...
Real Reason for Gun Control
January 06, 2016
The story is all over the news. More gun control. This time, Barack Obama is initiating it via executive orders. Let's examine reasons this argument in the US over gun control is continually evolving amidst a good deal of vitriol and media noise. Then let's sug ...
The Cross Border Meme
January 05, 2016
A borderless Europe is no more, we learn from AP. Of course, there is a solution to this as well – and three clues give us a sense of what that is. But let us examine the article first, as it builds a logical argument. It is "terrorism" that has killed Open E ...
Further Evidence of Saudi Strategic Difficulties
January 05, 2016
For several years now, we've suggested that those who steer the world's monetary system are gradually attempting to remove the dollar reserve. The idea is to humble king dollar in order to create a basket of dominant currencies that can serve as the foundation ...
Preparing for the Great Unwind
January 04, 2016
The great debate has started and will continue to keep us focused on the Fed until the next move. We will be reminded over and over again of the phony importance of one or two "power players" in determining the fate of the largest economy in the world. The pote ...
Ron Paul: Begin With Uncompromising Purity
January 04, 2016
TIME magazine informs us that a certain level of civilized moderation is necessary to promote and maintain civil society. On the other hand, we are probably not supposed to ask why the West is in such lousy shape when its leaders are winning so many "Teddy Awar ...
Three Trends for 2016
January 02, 2016
In this issue I wish to remind our readers of the "big three" trends that drove much of the news in 2015 and doubtless will be prime motivators in 2016. These include war, monetary debasement and media coverups. When historians – if they still exist – look ...
ROI!
January 01, 2016
In this analysis we'll cover a predictable stock market meme and then provide an alternative media examination that makes more sense to us. We'll draw a conclusion from it – a famous one. Begin, however, with this CNN article. What could be more predictable i ...
The West's Long War
January 01, 2016
The meme of the long war is in full swing. In fact, the idea is not to mention the length of the war, only the steps taken to ameliorate it. The BBC is doing its best to advance this perspective. This strategy and that strategy certainly provide indications of ...
Dueling Predictions: Patrick Buchanan Versus the Mirror
December 31, 2015
We are sure over the next few days that the media will be filled with clamorous predictions of doom and gloom. But like this Mirror article, we will also be exposed to solutions, mostly featuring the very largest technocratic efforts. All the paraphernalia of t ...
Understand the Message and Don't Wait for Others
December 31, 2015
In the other article in today's issue, we pointed out that the alternative media continues to effectively erode the mainstream media narrative. In this article, however, we will remind viewers that such victories are never clear cut. We'll use the above New Yor ...
Crisis of Misinformation, Differing Solutions
December 30, 2015
Our position has always been that the Internet Reformation (our term) was unstoppable in the short- and medium-term. We expected when exposed regarding perfervid implementations of directed history that the elites in some sense would take a "step back." Instead ...
Anonymous Nonsense
December 30, 2015
Do we believe it? Do we really believe that a group of adolescents have formed themselves into a quasi-military worldwide unit to do the "dirty work" Uncle Sam doesn't have the competence or willingness to do? What warriors these kids must be. Stubbled with acn ...
Changing the Fed
December 29, 2015
This endless article, excerpted above, is a perfect expression of a favorite establishment meme: The Fed as an innocuous intellectual muddle. For thousands of words, the article describes the ins and outs of various Fed attempts to salvage the US economy beginn ...
Conspiracies – What Do You Believe?
December 29, 2015
This is an article that argues against conspiratorial thinking based on a new book, Suspicious Minds. The book is written by Rob Brotherton, and the UK Guardian has devoted a fairly long article to Brotherton's thesis. And what is that? Well ... basically, the ...
Cashless Societies: How Realistic?
December 28, 2015
Sweden is being touted as the wave of the future as regards money, but perhaps not. When something is profiled in The New York Times, as the "new" cashless Sweden just was, we need to consider whether the trend is subject to change or is not so powerful as we a ...
Simon Black: Failing Yahoo Is a Metaphor for the US
December 28, 2015
Marissa Mayer was the subject of optimistic media profiles when she joined Yahoo in 2012 as its young and fashionable CEO. A brilliant "techie" and manager with Google, her knowledge of the industry was never in doubt for most in the mainstream media. Her ascen ...
Colombia Crowns Herself
December 22, 2015
As many readers and observers around the world are aware, this week featured the highly embarrassing un-crowning of a Colombian beauty queen who was mistakenly announced as the winner of the Miss Universe competition by host Steve Harvey. And, yes, this was a v ...
Don't Wait for the Fed to Change
December 22, 2015
We missed this recent Reuters article about a "confident and clear" Janet Yellen. This was the kind of article mainstream media types used to write in the 20th century before so much was known about central banks and the serial idiocy of their various protocols ...
Beware the West's Wars
December 22, 2015
This article appeared in The Guardian almost exactly a year ago. As you can see, it makes a case for renaming various Middle East terrorist groups "Daesh." The name apparently did not catch on right away because there has been a flurry of articles in the past f ...
A Tale of Two Feds
December 21, 2015
The main meme of the media these days when it comes to the Fed has to do with "successful caution." Yellen is to be portrayed as a successful commander who leads with an abundance of care. The idea is she waited until she was absolutely sure of the economy's ga ...
Shkreli's Hounding Is Part of Troublesome, Structural Issue
December 21, 2015
This ZeroHedge article reports the facts and is competent so far as it goes. But an article by libertarian publisher Simon Black provides us with a deeper perspective. More on Black and his article in a moment. ZeroHedge on Shkreli: "While Shkreli is known for ...
Jay Taylor: Fed Leading Us Into Global Insolvency
December 20, 2015
The fed owns and runs the government, not the other way around. We should know that from what happened to John Kennedy who shortly after issuing Executive Order 11110 was murdered. F. William Engdahl, whom I frequently have on my radio show, has provided powerf ...
In the Internet Era, It's Harder to Make Memes
December 19, 2015
International Business Times has posted an article entitled, "US did not trigger Arab Spring, Obama says." Obama's denial was made in an end-of-year news conference at the White House in Washington on December 18, 2015. President Obama commented on Syria, the A ...
Fed Results? Social Polarization and Economic Debasement
December 18, 2015
The good news is that the economy is recovering, according to this article. The bad news is that the Fed has started the clock running on the business cycle once again. As rates go up, economic activity gradually slows. Aware of this as she must be, Janet Yelle ...
US Electoral Mess a Sign of the Times
December 18, 2015
History is funny and perhaps Hillary Clinton will win the presidency because at a Republican special committee on the Benghazi State Department tragedy she testified for 11 hours. The Committee is run by Trey Gowdy, seemingly one of Congress's more ethical and ...
Rand Paul: Is the Fed a Politburo?
December 17, 2015
Reuters samples lots of opinions in this post-rate hike article. First it sets up the sampling with a brief introduction. Then it begins to provide reactions. The first one is Mike Materasso, Senior Vice President & Co-Chair Fixed Income Policy Committee, Frank ...
Ramifications of Citizenship in the Age of Empire
December 17, 2015
New York Magazine's news and politics section provides us with this excerpt as part of a larger hagiography regarding Barack Obama and his address in the National Archives to new American citizens. The idea for Obama was to push back against the narrative that ...
Another Sorry Chapter in the Fed's Sad Saga
December 16, 2015
Perhaps we ought to feel sorry for Fed officials, especially Ms. Yellen. We've read a lot about Janet Yellen's reluctant move toward a rate hike and she is certainly being cast as the Hamlet of Fed leaders, someone who is indecisive because she knows how much c ...
Trump Is No Aberration
December 16, 2015
The New Yorker was a lot better when it published 50,000-word articles on wheat. This article, filled with adjectives about the mystifying appeal of Donald Trump and his loutish followers, is a kind of new low. It is so predictable that it kind of writes itself ...
Simon Black Explains the Confusing US Economy
December 15, 2015
This transcript from NPR features host David Greene interviewing David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal. Wessel is fairly sanguine about the US economy. But in this ...
In a New Terrorist Era, Vigilance Is Required
December 15, 2015
This Washington Post article provides us with a calm analysis of what's going on in French politics within the context of the French terror attacks. Written in a matter-of-fact style, it evaluates the electoral mood in France and provides us with a sober look a ...
Ron Paul: Activist Government Cannot Provide Liberty
December 14, 2015
As more and more incidents of terrorism afflict the West, we will probably see more articles like this one from Larry Kudlow, renouncing previous positions on immigration and calling for more severe actions. Fortunately, Ron Paul has just published a column tha ...
House of Saud May Be in Danger of Falling
December 14, 2015
This interesting article is authored by well-known alternative-media author F. William Engdahl. We wrote about him here. Engdahl's article is persuasive, even though we have a slightly different point of view. He believes that the Saudi regime is trying to cont ...
James Jaeger: MIDNIGHT RIDE – When Rogue Politicians Call for Martial Law
December 13, 2015
Suffice it to say that if the dollar crashed, it would be total chaos. What would the Globalists do? Well, they would probably try to invoke "emergency powers." MIDNIGHT RIDE goes into the legality of "emergency power" acts as well as the various types of marti ...
Is Credible Media Both Anti-State and Anti-War?
December 12, 2015
The Hill, not necessarily known as a conservative-leaning publication, has published an article entitled, "The shrinking impact of mainstream media," by Patrick Maines. The article announces that the mainstream media is a "carrier" of left-leaning news and opin ...
BBC Believes Swiss Bank Secrecy Is Dead – But Maybe Not
December 11, 2015
The BBC is explaining why Switzerland will not offer bank secrecy anymore. It tells us that even the Swiss themselves do not believe in it anymore. First the United States put enormous pressure on Swiss finance and severely damaged Swiss private banking, which ...
Is Good Government Corruption Free?
December 11, 2015
The New York Post has recently published several articles blasting the corruption in New York state and using the trials of Dean Skelos and Sheldon Silver as examples of why the Albany political culture has to change. Certainly, the arguments by Skelos don't ad ...
Whither Gold During a 'Dangerous End Game'?
December 10, 2015
The knives are out again for gold as Wall Street waits impatiently for the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates, thus strengthening the dollar, which – so we are told – will result in another tumble for gold against the mighty greenback. Of course, the ma ...
Simon Black vs NPR: Conundrum of Brazil
December 09, 2015
In this article, we will attempt to show the difference between an elite meme and a realistic, grounded, "human" analysis of the formal (accepted) profile of Brazil. There is the reality of Brazil (which is merely a construct on a map) and the reality of the pe ...
Socialism, the God that Failed – And What's Coming Next
December 09, 2015
Gary North has written an interesting article entitled "Socialism Is Dead. Let's Move On. We Won" that incorporates his usual rigorous logic. It is posted at his website and also at LewRockwell.com. It is interesting because it provides an insight of which we w ...
Greeks Must Declare Non-Bank, Personal Assets – Who's Next?
December 08, 2015
The great asset-stripping continues. It doesn't make much sense, does it? Austerity, taxation and confiscation of assets are not providing Greece with a healthier economy. How could they? Is there a reason to continue to pound the Greeks? Well, perhaps so … A ...
Flu Vaccines and the Ascent of Allopathy
December 08, 2015
We can see from this excerpt that the US medical establishment – aided by the mainstream media – is advancing the idea of flu vaccinations once again. The controversies over vaccines remain significant but you wouldn't know it from articles like this one. " ...
National Basic Income: A Bad Idea on the Rise
December 07, 2015
Long ago, we identified the idea that central banks could print money for everyone as perhaps the single most pernicious myth of our modern era because it gave the masses a further stake in a ruinous system. Central banking provides the beating heart of regulat ...
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