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The Pause Button
February 22, 2013
When you're in a situation and you feel like reacting with anger, or fear, or hurt feelings – anything that feels like it's an automatic, purely emotional response – you have a choice as to what to do about it. You can react, or you can choose to do somethi ...
Credit Suisse Says Governments Are Discouraging Gold Holdings – And What It Misses
February 21, 2013
The Financialist is published by the vast securities firm of Credit Suisse, and thus we are not surprised to find this sentiment being enunciated by officials in charge of this publication. It is, of course, a kind of elite dominant social theme. The idea is th ...
Don't Just Free Rating Agencies From the State – Free Fiat Money Itself
February 21, 2013
The New York Times recently opened up its editorial section to a discussion of why ratings agencies had failed so miserably during the financial crisis of 2007-2008 and what could be done to improve them. We've written about this in the past, concluding that ra ...
How Fascism Grows? Prison Company Buys Boca Stadium Naming Rights
February 21, 2013
The United States penitentiary-industrial complex imprisons one-third to one-half of all incarcerated individuals in the world. Additionally, it has been reported that one of every three US individuals have some sort of interaction with the criminal justice sys ...
Self-Referential Paternalist Foibles
February 21, 2013
Over the last several years, statists have changed their tune a bit. Instead of advocating Draconian governmental intrusions on people's lives, in the tradition of the Soviets and other unabashed tyrants, they have at least seemingly reformed and changed their ...
China's Dollar Optimism Signifies Larger Economic Shift?
February 20, 2013
China's central bankers have decided that the US economy is in fine shape, according to the UK Telegraph. This doesn't make much sense, given the US's generalized economic and socio-political difficulties but we wouldn't expect China's central planners to figur ...
Economist's Wishing and Hoping Won't Make a Minimum Wage Effective
February 20, 2013
Price fixing is back with a new title, "human" – as in "minimum human wage." We are indebted to the The Economist magazine for bringing us this latest jargon. We disagree with the concept, of course ... profoundly. As we pointed out just yesterday, The Econom ...
Movement on the Neo-Pecora Front: Senator Warren Rebukes Regulators
February 20, 2013
We've regularly tracked the progress of what we call the neo-Pecora meme – elite dominant social theme, really – and now we note Senator Elizabeth Warren's contribution. Reuters, an aggregate backer of regulatory democracy, is giving her latest outburst sig ...
Axiom 4: A Blueprint To Restore The Articles of Confederation
February 20, 2013
This is the fourth of the "12 Axioms of Freedom Restoration" set forth in my introductory article on this topic, "How to Restore the West." The restoration of America's first and legitimate government will not be a quick or easy task but it is necessary if we a ...
The Voice of Public Choice Is Dead, Economist Lives On
February 19, 2013
James Buchanan is dead and we will not speak ill of the dead – nor should we in the case of the free-market oriented Buchanan. But we can certainly point out that his death gives The Economist (that most insufferable of all "newspapers"), yet one more opportu ...
Illegally Accused, Ivory Coast President Gbagbo Begins ICC Hearing
February 19, 2013
Unlike many in the alternative media, we spent a lot of time covering the civil war that overtook Ivory Coast after the botched election between Laurent Gbagbo and the country's current president, Alassane Ouattara. Ouattara is Muslim and Gbagbo is Christian. D ...
Gareth Icke's Musical Video Reminds Us of the Strange Content of Modern Compositions
February 19, 2013
We've written about David Icke before, suggesting that what is seemingly inexplicable and strange – downright nutty – about his conspiracy theories is no different than the great artist William Blake's creation of poetic cosmogony in his era. You can see ou ...
The Drone Threat
February 19, 2013
Last week, senators threatened to put a "hold" on the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director over his refusal to answer questions about the use of drones to kill Americans on US soil. That the president's nominee to head the agency that has used drones t ...
The Paradigm Shift Dilemma
February 19, 2013
Paradigms are mega-systems of thought that explain certain realms of reality so as to shift mankind toward new visions. For example, mercantilism, Lockean limited government, species evolution, Pasteurian medicine, quantum physics, Keynesian economics and welfa ...
The Pound Gets Pounded
February 19, 2013
As the global currency war intensifies, the majority of attention has been paid to the 17% fall of the Japanese yen against the US dollar over the past few months. The implosion has given cover to the sad performance of another once mighty currency: the British ...
Pay Attention to the Upcoming Bond Bust, Not the So-Called Junk Boom
February 18, 2013
Two issues need to be clarified about the current junk boom. First, it doesn't exist and second, you ought not to want it to. The modern junk bond market, when it is really in evidence, is a multi-trillion dollar entity. A few deals do not a resurgent junk bond ...
Information in the 1950s Attacking Comic Books Was Falsified
February 18, 2013
The post-World War II period in the United States saw a number of exposes take place that have since been debunked. One can speculate on the reasons why but it seems fairly clear that the social order was being attacked to make people feel less certain about th ...
Counterpunch African Paradigm Leaves Much to Be Desired
February 18, 2013
Counterpunch, one of the United States's top leftist media facilities, has launched a long screed analyzing the attack that Africa has now come under from the West. This attack has been going on for years, but the editors at Counterpunch – in this article, an ...
UN Expansion of Failed Elite Memes Like Global Warming Doesn't Fix Them
February 18, 2013
One of the biggest and most controversial memes of the modern era is environmentalism, specifically the idea that manmade carbon is clogging the skies and making disastrous global warming inevitable. The amount of carbon that man injects into the atmosphere is ...
The Republicans' Achilles Heel
February 18, 2013
In a recent Wall Street Journal essay, "Generational Theft Needs to be Arrested," three men advanced some suggestions to Republicans. Their main focus was the need for Republicans to address what they, following others who have chimed in on the topic, have crit ...
Down With the Presidency
February 18, 2013
The modern institution of the presidency is the primary political evil Americans face, and the cause of nearly all our woes. It squanders the national wealth and starts unjust wars against foreign peoples that have never done us any harm. It wrecks our families ...
Edward Karr on Private Placements, Accredited Investing and New Newsletter and Book Projects
February 17, 2013
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Edward Karr. Daily Bell: It's not always easy to find opportunities that support an entrepreneurial society and generate significant revenue as well ... Edward Karr: This is true, unfortunately. ...
Will Al Jazeera's Dimming Shed More Light on Elite Middle Eastern Plans?
February 16, 2013
... One and a half years ago, Suliman, 42, re-set his watch to German time, having become disenchanted with Al-Jazeera. And it wasn't just because the broadcaster seemed less interested in reports from Europe. Rather, Suliman had the feeling that he was no long ...
Was Dorner a Sign of the Times?
February 16, 2013
We are seeing a lot of pushback in the mainstream media to any mythologizing of Chris Dorner. This column by New York Times editorialist Charles Blow is along those lines. He points out that Dorner brutally took lives and intended to take more, and that his act ...
Fed Official Claims Simple, Powerful Regulation Is Needed – Is it Too Late for That?
February 15, 2013
According to this Reuters opinion article, Federal Reserve officials have finally realized that markets need common sense regulation – including bubble moderation when things seem to be getting out of hand. This is hailed as a positive first step to returning ...
Ed Rendell Calls for Massive Infrastructure New Deal
February 15, 2013
We put the letters in caps in our dominant social theme, above, because you can almost hear former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell making that statement in rolling tones. He wrote this editorial for Reuters in his capacity as co-chairman of Building America's ...
WikiLeaks Controversy Dances Around Real Issues
February 15, 2013
It is unfortunate that Julian Assange faces extradition to Sweden and then to the United States but even though John Pilger is defending him, we have a hard time letting go of our suspicions regarding the WikiLeaks founder. We've written about them before. Just ...
Failure of Leadership
February 15, 2013
Poor Chuck Hagel. Every day, The Wall Street Journal wallops the fellow. He is whacked for not knowing what he is doing ... smacked for not appreciating the threat of a nuclear Iran ... and slapped hard for not bending over quickly enough to kiss neo-con butts. ...
Bloomberg: The Ascent of Whatever-It-Takes Banking Is a Good Thing
February 14, 2013
Just when we think the meme of the all-knowing central banker can get no worse, we learn otherwise. Today's central banker, Bloomberg tells us, is supposed to be a reckless gunslinger, taking chances because there is little left to lose. Do you feel better now? ...
Fulfilling Prophecy, Church Considers Peter the Roman as Next Pope
February 14, 2013
According to various prophecies, the next pope may be the last one and usher in the era of the anti-Christ. That pope is to be known as Peter the Roman. The main set of prophecies regarding papal succession is the Prophecy of Popes, 112 short predictions in Lat ...
Redress for Swartz Is Not on the Way Despite Petitions
February 14, 2013
There is some idea, apparently, that a government petition focused on firing the chief prosecutor of the Aaron Swartz case will begin to redress injustice. We doubt it, however. Aaron Swartz is dead of an apparent suicide apparently brought on by prosecutorial ...
New Meme: Dangers of the Baby Bust
February 14, 2013
Nancy Folbre is an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and she is considerably less alarmist than some about this latest "crisis." But crisis it is nonetheless and Folbre doesn't shy away from calling it that. In today's world, of co ...
My List
February 14, 2013
Once I learned to read there was no end to it. I used my flashlight to make it possible after I was sent to sleep and my first books were quite a disorderly collection. I read a bunch of historical novels in Hungarian, several about the 160-year-long Turkish oc ...
Shock: Powerful British Money Man Calls for Central Bank Currency to Be Handed Out to 'the People'
February 13, 2013
Among very few publications, we've been covering what we considered to be a dominant social theme regarding paper money and the state's ability to print directly for "the people." Along the way, we've received vicious attacks because, as has hard-money economis ...
Reuters Article Promotes Middle East Directed History, Warns off Qatar?
February 13, 2013
This article is actually a compendium of dominant social themes and secret elite strategies. Once again, we see confirmation of much that we have mentioned in the recent past. This article is positioned as an attack on Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, even tho ...
Esquire Article on Bin Laden in Another Flap – Promotion Totally Useless Now
February 13, 2013
"The Shooter" article in Esquire continues to reverberate. You can see our own article on the subject here: "Esquire Portrait of bin Laden's Death Fails to Convince." But in the meantime, a conservative website called Twitchy has been documenting the efforts of ...
Middle East Is Running Out of Water … Call NASA
February 13, 2013
Here we go again. The power elite that wants to run the world formally as opposed to informally uses its bought-and-paid-for media to promote scarcity memes that will frighten middle classes into giving up power and wealth to specially designed globalist facili ...
Scientific American: Banks Are Too Complex to Succeed, Except for Central Banks
February 13, 2013
Okay, dear reader, here is a conundrum you can help us solve. First, some background. Chris Amade is the author of a recent article that appeared in Scientific American entitled "Too Big to Succeed," excerpted above. Mr. Amade has a Ph.D. in physics and designe ...
Practice Works
February 13, 2013
One of the principles of living a happy life is that it takes willpower, it takes discipline and it takes practice in order to live well. This may seem strange if your vision of happiness is ease and momentary pleasure. But ease and momentary pleasure are not w ...
Paper Claims SEC Regulation is Biased … In Other News, Sky Is Blue
February 12, 2013
POGO didn't need to write this report. It could just have come to us. We've explained at length how regulation doesn't work. And that goes to financial regulation, which is at the heart of the modern regulatory democracy. Just search for "financial regulation" ...
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 ...
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