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Esquire Portrait of bin Laden's Death Fails to Convince
February 12, 2013
This article attempts to provide us with a blow-by-blow description of Osama bin Laden's death by putting the killing within the context of the "shooter's" life. The article is purportedly about the injustices being heaped upon the killer of the world's most fa ...
A Black Box in Every Car – To Make You Safer
February 12, 2013
We've known this was coming but we are still surprised that the plans proceed – and that the rationale remains the same. What articles like this show clearly is that wire services like AP are content with sticking with a general theme that governments are "he ...
Google Hoax? … and a Rhetorical Question
February 12, 2013
All the large players in the technology field use what we call money power to establish dominance and Google is no different in this regard. The excerpt above illustrates how Google establishes dominance by paying for the right to be in front of millions of "ey ...
Obama's Expanding Kill List
February 12, 2013
Prosecutors always expand laws far beyond their intent. Attorneys in civil cases do the same. For example, the 1970 Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act was passed in order to make it easier for the government to convict members of the Mafia. Howe ...
Revitalization of the State Militias: Review of Edwin Vieira's 'The Sword and Sovereignty'
February 12, 2013
On April 19, 1775, the battles of Lexington and Concord on the outskirts of Boston ignited the conflict that led to the most momentous political event of man's history – the Declaration of Independence and the birth of America. In the early morning hours of t ...
Bloomberg: Heroically, Putin Buys Gold
February 11, 2013
For once, we agree with part of an elite dominant social theme. Vladimir Putin is not a very good man. We write this in the face of numerous alternative media reports that paint Putin as the savior of the West, someone who is standing up to the Jewish banksters ...
Why We Are Not 21st Century Libertarians
February 11, 2013
In a recent article, Dr. Gary North launched a wide-ranging defense of capitalism entitled "The Luddites Among Us." In it, he ticked areas that we have wondered about for years. His article gives us a launching pad to discuss them. But THIS article should not b ...
Inauguration Heats Speculation About President's Head
February 11, 2013
US President Barack Obama is such a heavily scrutinized person that speculation swirls around his head (literally), whether justified or not. In this case, 'Net alternative news media websites were arguing over what happened to Obama's head scars during his rec ...
Elite Portmanteau Memes Are a Bad Idea – For Them
February 11, 2013
We note there is a prevalence of elite portmanteau memes. These are two memes combined into one analysis. Thanks to what we call the Internet Reformation, the power elite is having trouble getting people to accept even one meme at a time. Combine two together a ...
Arrogance of Power!
February 11, 2013
Just how utterly reliant on sheer power is President Obama can be appreciated from the fact that no one in his administration bothers to defend his policy of confiscating people's resources. Apart from calling upon the phony support of a few super rich folks li ...
Beware The Consequences of Pre-Emptive War
February 11, 2013
Last year more US troops died by suicide than died in combat in Afghanistan. More than 20 percent of military personnel deployed to combat will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some 32 percent of US soldiers reported depression after deployments. ...
Edwin Vieira on His New Book, 'The Sword and Sovereignty' and Where the US Went Wrong
February 10, 2013
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Edwin Vieira, Jr. Here's a brief snippet. Daily Bell: Thanks for sitting down with us again. Let's jump right in with a discussion of your new book, The Sword and Sovereignty. Give us a synopsis ...
How the Power of Mainstream Media Blasted Berlusconi
February 09, 2013
Talk about going viral. Paolo Berlusconi supposedly called his football club's latest superstar acquisition, Mario Balotelli, a "a house ni--er" at a political rally and this was a quote heard round the world. If you haven't read about it you either live in the ...
Senator Bernie Sanders: 'The Fed Is a Fine Institution but Wall Street Is Not'
February 09, 2013
Okay, we made up the headline. Senator Sanders didn't really say that. But he might as well have. This is generally an amazingly leftist interview that recently appeared on PBS (no surprise there) and has been getting a lot of play on the Internet because he ma ...
Rand Paul, the Next GOP Nominee for President
February 09, 2013
We believe a deal may have been struck between Rand Paul and the shadowy "leaders" of the GOP. The turning point was Rand Paul's endorsement of Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney some months before the US presidential election. At the time, Paul exp ...
'Net Reporting Achieves Results at Sandy Hook?
February 09, 2013
There is a good deal of confusion and debate over the Sandy Hook shootings and much of it seems warranted to us. There have been so many false reports generally regarding school shootings that people are probably right to be suspicious. As we have reported prev ...
Messing with the Bull
February 09, 2013
With the announcement this week of its massive $5 billion lawsuit against ratings agency Standard & Poor's, the Federal Government took a bold step to squelch any remaining independence of thought or action in the financial services industry. Given the circumst ...
Latest UN Meme … Climate Migrants
February 08, 2013
Here comes the United Nations with a new way of trolling for dollars. This article reports on a climate migrant paper "designed to provoke debate and to move the climate-migration issue forward in academic and policy circles, and in particular, examine what the ...
Wind Power – Just Better?
February 08, 2013
One of the problems with elite dominant social themes in the era of the Internet is that despite the best efforts of the mainstream press, promotions may be undercut for a number of reasons. In the excerpt above, we can see Bloomberg, a mainstream media elite m ...
Moon Landing Doubters … A Sign of the Times
February 08, 2013
Doubts about NASA's landing on the moon persist despite everything that NASA and its enablers and supporters do to stamp them out. Various satires (see above) and the odd video continue to emerge on a regular basis to combat outbreaks of disbelief by those who ...
CNN: Bad Government is YOUR Fault Not Ours
February 07, 2013
This is one of those definitive articles – a lengthy one – that is obviously meant as a positioning statement for propounding an increasingly important elite dominant social theme having to do with why government CAN work if people are responsible citizens. ...
Do Elites Intend to Do Away With Patents?
February 07, 2013
Anyone following the Kim Dotcom saga must be aware that copyright has suddenly been criminalized. The US government sent a posse of FBI agents over to New Zealand to arrest Dotcom. The charge was that Dotcom's Megaupload cloud-based Internet storage company was ...
Another Critically Important EU Summit! Fate of World to be Determined
February 07, 2013
So the EU leaders are getting together once more to determine the fate of the world in what the BBC calls a "crucial budget summit." What occurs to us when we observe this constant procession of summits is that this is a kind of intentional manipulation. First, ...
My Vigilant Ethical Egoism
February 07, 2013
When I was in my late teens I discovered Ayn Rand, in particular her novel The Fountainhead. Actually I ran across her when I appeared in a theater group's rendition of her play, The Night of January 16th, at Andrews Air Force Base but her significance hadn't d ...
Investing In a World of Make Believe
February 07, 2013
In recent years, a high degree of economic, financial and political uncertainty has resulted in acute volatility in stocks, real estate, commodities and precious metals. I believe that another aggravating factor has been the increasing skepticism through which ...
Investors Beware of Central Banks Bearing Austerity
February 06, 2013
We were struck by a modest report (excerpt above) in the Star Online because it shows us once more that when it comes to monetary control, the International Monetary Fund is a big booster of central banking. The IMF and the world's current monopoly-model centra ...
IMF Fantasy Report: Afghanistan Needs a VAT!
February 06, 2013
We often repeat our points because they are idiosyncratic and no one else will. Perhaps it costs us readership but the truth is not always convenient. One important argument is that the West's current wars are for control not resources. We get a lot of pushback ...
Let the Elites Have Their Silly Gold and Silver … Use Local Money to Create Sustainable Economies!
February 06, 2013
Elite memes run deep. If the speculative reports are true, the top elites have about US$35 trillion buried in various backwaters, probably a good amount held in gold. These top elites apparently spend most of their waking hours – and they have a lot of leisur ...
Oxfam Hops Aboard One Percenter Meme
February 05, 2013
Oxfam, a world aid organization, is recycling the "one percenter" meme that was made popular by the faux Occupy Wall Street movement. This dominant social theme is most useful to the power elite and thus will likely continue to be recycled even as Occupy Wall S ...
Elite Attack on Swiss Again: Raise Taxes for Fairness's Sake
February 05, 2013
We read in SwissInfo that Swiss officials are coming under pressure to raises taxes. Switzerland is one of the world's last remaining functional republics, with power truly flowing from the bottom up in many cases. But over the past decade, every part of Switze ...
Immigration 'Reform' Will Turn the US into a Police State
February 05, 2013
Whenever the federal government decides to reform something we can be fairly sure that the problem is about to get worse, especially if they call the plan bi-partisan. The bi-partisan immigration reform proposal launched last week in the US Senate will be no di ...
Revolving Zombies
February 05, 2013
The defining characteristic of a zombified system is the way it hands out its rewards. In an honest economy, people do their best. They work hard. They take their chances. Some prevail because they are productive. Others are just lucky. The chips fall where the ...
Real Reason for Fracking Boom Is to Build North American Union?
February 04, 2013
Reuters is signaling that a Keystone Pipeline decision is coming soon. Turning the United States into two separate countries (metaphorically anyway) is an ongoing option that looks to become reality. Looked at this way, we have a solution to our "fracking dilem ...
Elite Description Problem – Why the System Needs a Full Explanation
February 04, 2013
The Rutherford Institute is well known for civil liberties and this analysis by founder John Whitehead caught our eye because he captured a significant underlying formative strategy of the power elite – the creation of neo-feudalism. The problem is that White ...
The Democratic Ideal
February 04, 2013
In this essay I wish to revisit democracy since all the power that our current administration is claiming for itself is supposedly justified by way of the democratic method. But, in fact, only a properly limited democracy is politically just and justified. Demo ...
Fred Singer on the Myths of Politically Correct Science
February 03, 2013
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Dr. S. Fred Singer. Here's a brief snippet. Daily Bell: How did you become such a global warming skeptic? Your critics say you are irresponsible for advocating your positions. Are you? Fred Sing ...
Stocks Over 14,000 – Too Good to Be True?
February 02, 2013
The Dow Jones industrial average has crossed 14,000 and the US mainstream media is celebrating. Presumably the powers-that-be expect that short memories shall convince US consumers that the nation is back on track. It's part of a larger dominant social theme, I ...
The Biggest Loser
February 02, 2013
In Switzerland, it's not just the clocks that are cuckoo. Over the past four years Swiss politicians and central bankers have gone on an unprecedented buying spree of foreign exchange reserves. In 2012, their cache swelled to as much as $420 billion worth of va ...
Severe Disaffection: Seventy-five Percent of US Citizens Don't Trust Government
February 01, 2013
The Pew Survey has found that three-quarters of the United States population doesn't trust government but for the Public Broadcasting System, it's a partisan issue and also "business as usual." From our point of view, it is not, of course. It is a manifestation ...
US Military Drawdown to be Filled by Europe?
February 01, 2013
Free-Market Analysis: This article continues to promote one of the power elite's most important memes ... that the world is a dangerous place and each country must do its part to protect Western civilization. A subdominant social theme would be that Western cit ...
A Misesian Century
February 01, 2013
In December it will be 100 years since Congress authorized the creation of the Federal Reserve System. Throughout that century the Fed has enjoyed broad bipartisan support. That's another way of saying the Fed never appeared on the political radar until Ron Pau ...
Directed History: Lunacy or Truth?
January 31, 2013
Zero Hedge posted the article excerpted above, perhaps because the website's editors wanted to get a reaction on a slow news day. Zero Hedge is what we might call an alternative news site, so it is part of the trend that this editorial by Chindit (whoever that ...
Are Wall Streeters War Criminals?
January 31, 2013
Another brilliant analysis courtesy of Washington's Blog is circulating throughout the Internet. We've commented on Washington's Blog in the past because it is a peculiar if noteworthy hybrid ... an example of what we might call "governmental libertarianism." W ...
On Rape and Pragmatism
January 31, 2013
Something not often noted in the discussion of rape across the globe is that in an age that prizes pragmatism as opposed to firm principles of conduct, even rape can be excused based on the expected benefit to the rapist versus injury to the victim. If one does ...
In Amerika Law No Longer Exists: The Extermination of Truth
January 31, 2013
In the 21st century Americans have experienced an extraordinary collapse in the rule of law and in their constitutional protections. Today American citizens, once a free people protected by law, can be assassinated and detained in prison indefinitely without an ...
Senators Demand that Banks Be Punished – but Not the Fed
January 30, 2013
But not the good, gray men of central banking. We are not surprised. The power elites are deathly frightened, in our view, that their control over central banks is in jeopardy. They will sacrifice the entire financial infrastructure to make sure central banks a ...
The Polio Eradication Meme and the Nobility of Gates
January 30, 2013
We continue to grow more skeptical of these universal vaccine campaigns. Knowing what we think we do about the power elite, it is highly unlikely that these global campaigns are being offered without ulterior motives. Also, it is overly convenient that the only ...
EU Financial Tax Portends Loss of Market Leadership
January 30, 2013
Although it was barely noticed by the American press, on January 22nd, EU finance ministers approved a new "Financial Transactions Tax" (FTT) that has implications for market competitiveness around the world. The move was conceived as a Franco-German initiative ...
What is the Reputation You'd Like to Earn With Yourself?
January 30, 2013
When you get to know people, you are, in part, building a reputation with each other. "What kind of person is he?" "How does she handle a difficult situation?" "What kind of attitude does he bring to his work?" "How does she respond to confrontation or adversit ...
Shock: BIS Sees Global Asset Bubble
January 29, 2013
Actually, it is NOT surprising that BIS officials have begun to warn about a bubble; it is perhaps a bit surprising that they would choose to speak about it now. Maybe they are trying to get "ahead of the curve."As we've pointed out often in the past (as part o ...
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