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Guest Post: All I Want For Christmas Is The Truth

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Via Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform blog,

“Eyes blinded by the fog of things
cannot see truth.
Ears deafened by the din of things
cannot hear truth.
Brains bewildered by the whirl of things
cannot think truth.
Hearts deadened by the weight of things
cannot feel truth.
Throats choked by the dust of things
cannot speak truth.”

 

Harald Bell Wright – The Uncrowned King

 

I consider myself a seeker of truth. It isn’t easy finding it in todays’ world. In an alternate version of the famous scene from A Few Good Men, I picture myself telling Turbo Tax Timmy Geithner that I want the truth and his angry truthful response:

Son, we live in a world that has Wall Street banks, and those banks have to be guarded by puppet politicians in Washington D.C. with lobbyist written laws and Madison Avenue PR maggots with media propaganda. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Representative Paul? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for the average middle class American family, and you curse the ruling oligarchs. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That the death of the American middle class, while tragic, probably saved the bonuses of thousands of Wall Street bankers. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, increases the wealth of these same bankers who destroyed the worldwide economic system in 2008. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about in the food bank line, you want me on Wall Street, you need me on Wall Street. We use words like derivative, fiscal stimulus, quantitative easing. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent syphoning off the wealth of the nation. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very debt that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up 1000 shares of Apple, and hope our high frequency trading supercomputers can ramp the market for a while longer. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.”

I find myself more amazed than ever at the ability of those in power to lie, misinform and obfuscate the truth, while millions of Americans willfully choose to be ignorant of the truth and yearn to be misled. It’s a match made in heaven. Acknowledging the truth of our society’s descent from a country of hard working, self-reliant, charitable, civic minded citizens into the abyss of entitled, dependent, greedy, materialistic consumers is unacceptable to the slave owners and the slaves. We can’t handle the truth because that would require critical thought, hard choices, sacrifice, and dealing with the reality of an unsustainable economic and societal model. It’s much easier to believe the big lies that allow us to sleep at night. The concept of lying to the masses and using propaganda techniques to manipulate and form public opinion really took hold in the 1920s and have been perfected by the powerful ruling elite that control the reins of finance, government and mass media.

Peddlers of Propaganda

“Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.” Aldous Huxley – Brave New World

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Adolf Hitler understood the power of the big lie over the ignorant masses who want to believe:

“All this was inspired by the principle–which is quite true within itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.” – Adolf Hitler – Mein Kampf

We are all liars. We lie to friends, family and co-workers. We convince ourselves they are only small lies and just protect others from being hurt. We would rather be lied to than face the blunt truth about our deficiencies, shortcomings and failures. Willfully believing mistruths allows a person to become dependent upon those promulgating the mistruths. It relieves them of their responsibility to act upon the knowledge that something is wrong and must be fixed. It is a cowardly path to ultimate servitude and destruction. The German people chose this path in the 1930s and the American people have chosen a similar and ultimately destructive path today. The United States Office of Strategic Services prepared a psychological profile report during the war describing Adolf Hitler’s method for controlling the minds of the German masses: 

“His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.”

America’s corruptible politicians, greedy corporate chieftains, criminal banking overlords, and despicable media manipulators all learned the sordid lessons of mass propaganda from the masters. Our willingness to lie and be lied to set us up to be manipulated by those who understood the mass psychology of a nation. Goebbels and Hitler were heavily influenced by the father of propaganda – Edward Bernays. He and his disciples are professional poisoners of the public mind, exploiters of public foolishness and ignorance, and never allow truth to interfere with a good story. What master manipulators realized is that it is easier to change the attitude of millions than the attitude of one man. By analyzing and understanding the process and motives of how the group mind works, the invisible government has been able to manipulate and regulate the masses according to their will without the masses knowing they are being managed. Bernays described this elitist view of the world in 1928:

“Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. In almost every act of our lives whether in the sphere of politics or business in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.” – Edward Bernays – Propaganda

The super-rich elite believe they are more intelligent, more capable of managing the affairs of state, masters of the financial world, and chosen to decide what is best for the masses. In reality, they are egocentric, psychotic, power hungry, myopic, self-serving ravenous vultures, feasting upon the carcass of a once great nation. Truth is inconsequential and irritating to their plans for world domination and control. Therefore, no truth will be forthcoming from any organization or person that is associated with the existing political, economic, financial or social order. Every bit of information that is permitted into the public realm has been vetted, manipulated and spun for public consumption. The public does not like bad news. They do not like hard facts. They do not like to think or do math. They want to be spoon fed mindless sound bites and happy talk. The oligarchs need to keep the masses sedated and subservient while they continue to plunder and pillage, so all data is massaged to provide a happy ending.

This is where I deviate from the ideologue one-trick ponies that refuse to see both sides of the issue. The ruling oligarchs are wealthy, influential, psychotic, amoral, and few. The masses are relatively poor, easily influenced, willfully ignorant, and many. The ruling oligarchs are most certainly evil, but the masses are not the hard working, stoic, downtrodden portrayed by liberal ideologues. One just needs to walk down the street in one of our urban enclaves, saunter through a suburban mall, or click on People of Wal-Mart to witness the tattooed, pierced, butt crack showing, slovenly, obese, and ignorant, attached to their electronic iGadgets, to understand how far our society has deteriorated.  Every individual born into this world has the capability to become educated, think critically, not follow the herd, live beneath their means, and not be influenced by propaganda. Aldous Huxley understood in 1931 that those in power could use material goods to invoke passivity and egotism among the populace. He feared that truth would be obscured by an avalanche of irrelevance (500 Reality TV shows), cultural trivialities (Lady Gaga, Lindsey Lohan), distractions (Professional sports), and pharmaceutical enhanced escape (Prozac). He saw the possibility that we would grow to love our servitude as the pleasures of life provided by our controllers overwhelmed any desire to think or question authority.

“There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it.”  ? Aldous Huxley

By 1962 when Huxley wrote his last book, he was certain that his worst dystopian nightmares had been unleashed. His description of Western society fifty years ago could have been written today and accurately reflected our current economic paradigm. War, debt and consumption still make our world go round, but the end is nigh.  

“Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence – those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you’d collapse. And while you people are over-consuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster.”Aldous Huxley – Island

The pillars are crumbling. The $1.4 trillion wasted on two worthless wars of choice in the Middle East, the trillions wasted and liberties sacrificed for the never ending unwinnable War on Terror, the Keynesian spending frenzy that has driven the National Debt from $9 trillion to $16.3 trillion in the last five years, the looting of the American taxpayer by Wall Street and their co-conspirators at the Federal Reserve and in Congress, and the belief that ramping up the debt driven consumption that drives 71% of our GDP is our path to prosperity is absolutely freaking nuts. The pillars will not be abolished willingly. The ruling class depends upon their continued existence and expansion. There is the rub. The math doesn’t work. We’ve reached the point where continued expansion of debt and money printing no longer works. With a national debt to GDP ratio of 102% and a total credit market debt to GDP ratio of 350%, we have passed the Rogoff & Reinhart point of no return. This time is not different. A country cannot run trillion dollar deficits indefinitely and expect to not suffer the consequences. This is why those in power are increasingly resorting to propaganda, data manipulation, and outright lies to convince the masses of their omnipotence and brilliance in managing the fiscal affairs of the state.

    

 “One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.” Aldous Huxley – Brave New World

Through decades of mass media messaging the masses have been conditioned to believe whatever those in power want them to believe. To our invisible government rulers we are nothing but rats to be manipulated through food pellets and shock therapy. Pleasure and fear of pain are the drivers of our warped society. The ruling oligarchs truly think they know what is best for the masses and believe any means is worthwhile as long as the ends support their agenda. This is blatantly obvious to anyone with their eyes open and their brain functioning. Sadly, the government run educational system produces mostly drones that are barely able to tie their own shoes, spell Cat, or make change from a one dollar bill. Only 20% of all high school seniors score high enough on the SAT test to get a B minus in college and most of these kids come from private and parochial schools. This is exactly what those in power prefer. They want non-critical thinking, mindless consumers, who don’t understand the criminal nature of Federal Reserve created inflation or their enslavement in the chains of debt at the hands of their Wall Street slave owners. They certainly don’t want the masses to understand that real median household net worth is lower today than it was in 1969. Luckily for the oligarchs, 95% of the public couldn’t define the terms: real, median or net worth. Math is hard.  

 

The average person is inundated on a 24/7 basis with pabulum from liberal network media talking heads, CNBC Wall Street shills regurgitating whatever their sponsors desire, Fox News blonde bimbos and neo-con war mongers programmed to spew Rupert Murdoch talking points, MSNBC tingling leg faux journalists, NYT intellectually corrupt Nobel prize winners, NAR nitwits repeating “best time to buy” on a daily basis for the last 12 years, and government agencies whose sole purpose is to manipulate data in a way that supports the agenda of those in power. The intellectually lazy and willfully ignorant masses are no match for those who control the message and the media. How else can you explain their ability to convince millions of drones to line up for hours in front of a store and stampede like crazed hyenas to grab a $5 crockpot, the Chinese produced gadget of the moment or a designer top made by slave labor in safety conscious Bangladesh factories? How else can you explain a population willing to be molested by government TSA dregs in the name of security from phantom terrorists, the passive acceptance of military exercises in US cities, unquestioning submissiveness as Presidential Executive Orders allow the government dictatorial powers based on their judgment, the monitoring of internet and voice correspondence of all citizens, and believing that FBI agents luring clueless teenage Muslim dupes into fake terrorist plots, providing the fake explosives, and then announcing with great fanfare how they saved us from another 9/11?      

But, the prize for boldest, most outrageous, blatant use of propaganda and misinformation to cover-up their criminal looting of America goes to Ben Bernanke, his cronies at the Federal Reserve, and the Wall Street banks that own and control our Central Bank. Having the gall to portray themselves as the stabilizer of our economic system over the last 100 years is a putrid joke on the dying and broke middle class. Their mandate has been stable prices, full employment, and avoiding financial crisis. It is a tribute to Bernays and the rest of the public relations swine that the average American actually believes inflation is a good thing and it is under control despite the FACT that 96.2% of their purchasing power has disappeared since 1900, with the most rapid decline occurring since Nixon closed the gold window in 1971.

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The average American actually believes Ben Bernanke saved us from a Great Depression when in actuality he saved the owners of the Federal Reserve from accepting the losses they generated through the greatest financial fraud in history. His “solutions” have zombified our economic system, just as the Japanese Central Bank did 20 years ago. He has destroyed the concept of saving, while rewarding the indebted and profligate with his QE to Infinity money printing policies. And the ignorant masses have been convinced by the corporate media and their corrupt government lackeys that Ben did this for them. Kyle Bass knows otherwise. He knows how the Fed and their backers have preyed upon the masses through their understanding of human psychology:

Humans are optimistic by nature. People’s lives are driven by hopes and dreams which are all second derivatives of their innate optimism. Humans also suffer from optimistic biases driven by the first inalienable right of human nature which is self-preservation. It is this reflex mechanism in our cognitive pathways that makes difficult situations hard to reflect and opine on. These biases are extended to economic choices and events. The primary difficulty with this train of thought is the bias that most investors have for the baseline facts: they tend to believe that the central bankers, politicians, and other governmental agencies are omnipotent due to their success in averting a financial meltdown in 2009.

Central banks have become the great enablers of fiscal profligacy. The overarching belief is that there will always be someone or something there to act as the safety net. The safety nets worked so well recently that investors now trust they will be underneath them ad-infinitum. Markets and economists alike now believe that quantitative easing (“QE”) will always “work” by flooding the market with relatively costless capital. Unlimited QE and the zero lower bound (“ZLB”) are likely to bankrupt pension funds whose expected returns happen to be a good 600 basis points (or more) higher than the 10?year “risk-free” rate. The ZLB has many unintended consequences that are impossible to ignore.

Our belief is that markets will eventually take these matters out of the hands of the central bankers. These events will happen with such rapidity that policy makers won’t be able to react fast enough. The fallacy of the belief that countries that print their own currency are immune to sovereign crisis will be disproven in the coming months and years. Trillions of dollars of debts will be restructured and millions of financially prudent savers will lose large percentages of their real purchasing power at exactly the wrong time in their lives. Again, the world will not end, but the social fabric of the profligate nations will be stretched and in some cases torn. Sadly, looking back through economic history, all too often war is the manifestation of simple economic entropy played to its logical conclusion. We believe that war is an inevitable consequence of the current global economic situation.” Kyle Bass

What’s Normal in a Profoundly Abnormal Society?

“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does.” They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.” Aldous Huxley – Brave New World Revisited

No sane person could honestly say that what has happened to our society over the last forty years, and particularly in the last five years, is normal. But somehow those in power have convinced the masses that $1.2 trillion deficits, 0% interest rates, declining real wages, the highest average gas prices in history, pre-emptive wars, policing the world and buying rubber dog shit produced in China with a credit card is normal and beneficial to our economy. It seems that I and a few million other people in this country are the abnormal ones. We choose not to be led to slaughter by our masters. The seekers of truth have turned to the alternative media and are able to connect with like-minded critical thinking individuals on websites like Zero Hedge, Jesse’s Americain Café, Of Two Minds, Mish, among many other truth seeking blogs. This is dangerous to the powers that be and they are using their political clout and extreme wealth to try and lock down and control free speech on the internet. If this is accomplished all hope at disseminating truth will be lost.

Abraham Lincoln once said that he believed in the people and that if you told them the truth and gave them the cold hard facts they would meet any crisis. That may have been true in 1860, but not today. The cold hard facts are available for all to see:

  • A $16.3 trillion National Debt
  • 47 million people on food stamps
  • Over $222 trillion of unfunded Federal entitlement liabilities
  • Over $5 trillion of unfunded State entitlement liabilities
  • True unemployment above 20%.
  • True inflation above 5%.
  • A stock market at the same level as 1999, with a 10 year expected annual return of less than 4% – Stocks for the really, really long run. 10 year bond returns of 0% will be a miracle.
  • A savings rate of 3.7% and with Bernanke’s ZIRP, no incentive to save. Real hourly earnings continue to fall.

 

  • Baby Boomers within 10 years of retirement have saved an average of only $78,000, and more than a third of them have less than $25,000. More than half of U.S. workers have no retirement plan at all.
  • A crumbling, decaying infrastructure, with 150,000 structurally deficient bridges, bursting water mains, and an overstressed electrical grid.
  • Horrific government public education producing millions of low functioning morons.
  • Rotting social fabric, with 40% of children born out of wedlock (72% of black children) and a 50% divorce rate.
  • An energy policy based upon unicorns farting rainbows and press releases about green energy and the miracle of shale fracking, as average gas prices in 2012 and 2011 were the highest in U.S. history.

As the pitiful excuses for statesmen in Washington D.C. pander and posture about the dreaded fiscal cliff which was purposely created by the oligarchs as a show for the masses, none of the true issues above are being addressed. The dramatic compromise that will ultimately be reached between the equally corrupt parties will be hailed by the corporate media and Wall Street shysters and an HFT supercomputer engineered stock market rally will ensue. The cowardice of these politicians is revolting. As Huxley knew in 1958, politicians and propagandists prefer nonsense and storylines to truth, knowledge and honesty.   

“Human beings act in a great variety of irrational ways, but all of them seem to be capable, if given a fair chance, of making a reasonable choice in the light of available evidence. Democratic institutions can be made to work only if all concerned do their best to impart knowledge and to encourage rationality. But today, in the world’s most powerful democracy, the politicians and the propagandists prefer to make nonsense of democratic procedures by appealing almost exclusively to the ignorance and irrationality of the electors.”Aldous Huxley – Brave New World Revisited

We want to be lied to because the truth is too painful. Hope and denial with a dash of delusion is the recipe the mindless masses prefer. The average person doesn’t want to understand the chart below. They want to believe the U.S. will dominate economically and lead the world for decades to come. We are still the bright shining beacon of democracy on the mountaintop. Even though the facts unequivocally reveal a declining empire, the masses desperately grasp at straws in the wind. The United States share of world GDP will be vastly lower in 2021, as the hubris of declining empires never allows them to take the necessary steps to reverse the decline (Rome, Great Britain).  

 

It is fitting that during this magical Christmas season of fantasy, delusion, debt fueled material over-consumption and fairy tales, we look at the biggest fairy tale of all – the great jobs recovery. I know from the two thousand Obama campaign commercials I was forced to watch in the last few months and 500 robo-calls at dinner every night that we’ve added 4 million jobs due to Obama’s wise economic policies. The magical journey from a 10.3% unemployment rate to a 7.9% rate is a humdinger. I stumbled across a myriad of charts on those truth-telling websites that I had previously mentioned.

 “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.” ? Aldous Huxley

The first chart that grabbed my attention shows the historical relationship between the U3 unemployment rate reported to the masses versus the U6 truer picture of unemployment, along with the percentage of people unemployed for longer than 15 weeks. A funny thing happened shortly after the election of Barack Obama. From 1994 through 2008 the gap between the U3 and U6 rates consistently ranged between 3% and 4%. Suddenly, the gap surged to 7% and currently sits at almost 8%. The figure reported to the masses of 7.9% is so much easier to digest than the 15% to 17% that captures the truer level of unemployment. If the gap between these two figures had remained at the levels of the previous 14 years, the unemployment that should be reported to the masses would be 11%. That is unacceptable to those in power, so the data is massaged and the propaganda machine spins the storyline necessary to confuse and mislead the masses.

 

 

The next two charts from Mike Shedlock again reveal truths the existing social order doesn’t want you to know. Even though the working age population has grown by 10 million people since 2008, the BLS expects critical thinking people to believe the labor force has only grown by 1.3 million people. You see, the unemployment rate is calculated using the labor force. If your economic policies don’t create jobs, just adjust the labor force dramatically lower based on nothing. In desperate economic times, people do not voluntarily leave the workforce. Only a non-thinking drone would believe that 8.7 million Americans voluntarily left the workforce since 2008, when only 4 million left the workforce from 2003 through 2007. It is not a coincidence that student loan debt, which was taken over by the Obama administration in 2009 rose by $300 billion. Those in power have doled out these billions with no concern for credit risk or academic credentials in order to reduce the number of people in the labor force. Unemployed union Twinkie workers seeking a new career in lesbian studies can get a $20,000 loan from the American taxpayer to sit in their basement along with the 500,000 other University of Phoenix enrollees. The future $300 billion taxpayer bailout was worth it to keep the unemployment rate low enough to insure Obama’s re-election.      

The Obama PR machine never fails to expound upon the fact that the economy added 4.9 million jobs since January 2009. In the same timeframe, uncovered employment rose by 6.6 million. Inquiring minds might want to know what an “uncovered” job entails. Selling your accumulated Chinese crap on Ebay is an uncovered job. Calling yourself a consultant while sleeping until noon is an uncovered job. Day trading Facebook and Apple stock is an uncovered job. Trash picking is an uncovered job. The truth is that real jobs are 1.7 million lower than they were at the depths of the recession, while bullshit jobs paying virtually nothing and offering no benefits have surged by 6.6 million. These facts don’t make a great campaign commercial. The number of employed Americans is at the same level as mid-2005, even though the working age population has grown by 18 million. Since 2008 there are 3 million less full-time jobs and 3 more part-time jobs. This trend is accelerating as small businesses react rationally to the oncoming Obamacare train, resulting in aggregate work hours declining and wage growth stagnating.      

Zero Hedge reveals more truth about our glorious jobs recovery with the following two charts. They obliterate the false narrative spun by liberal ideologues that the reason for the increase of those not in the labor force is due to Baby Boomers retiring. The truth is that while those in the 55-69 age brackets have gained nearly 4 million jobs under President Obama, everyone else has lost just over 2.5 million jobs. Is this a positive development or a sign of extreme desperation among older Americans who have seen their interest income vaporized by Ben Bernanke and there food, energy, and healthcare expenses skyrocket?

 

Those in their prime earning years of 25 to 54 still have a net cumulative loss of 2.2 million jobs since 2009. Recent college graduates, with their billions of student loan debt, have nabbed 400,000 TGI Fridays jobs, singing happy birthday to 3 year olds, with their newly minted college degrees. This is the “normal” healthy jobs market sold to the American public by the propagandists and politicians.

 

The final jobs chart that portrays the truth of what has been a decades’ long spiral downward paints a picture of a country that once created wealth through producing goods from the 1940s through 1970. Since 1970 we’ve degenerated into a debt creating country that consumes foreign produced goods and makes entitlement promises it can never keep. Selling houses to each other, peddling crap on Ebay, and eating out three times a week has shockingly failed to propel our economy. The jobs picture has deteriorated rapidly since 2008 and is not improving, despite the best propaganda money can buy. There is absolutely no chance of any substantive improvement over the next four years based on the policies in place and refusal to acknowledge the economic realities that we face.

 

The accumulation of material possessions through the use of consumer debt, peddled by bankers and reinforced through relentless corporate marketing propaganda has left the country’s citizens weary, miserable, greedy, indebted and sick. Our obsession with technology has merely provided another means of distracting ourselves from confronting the dire challenges that must be addressed. We can ignore the facts but that doesn’t mean they do not exist. The abnormality that grips this nation is breathtaking to behold, as the status quo cheer on and encourage consumers to buy more things with money they don’t have in order to support an economic recovery that is dependent upon zero interest rates for Wall Street banks, QE to infinity, and the delusional desire for a miraculous return to the good old days when getting something for nothing was possible. We can no longer deny reality. If we want to add 30 million people to Medicaid, it must be paid for. If we want to wage never ending wars and police the world, it must be paid for. If we want a Federal government to spend $3.8 trillion per year, it must be paid for. Nothing is free in this world, but more than 50% of Americans seem to believe that to be true.     

“Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they’ll have jobs and get enough money to buy things.” Philip Elliot Slater

We are seen by those in control as nothing more than common house flies caught in their web of lies. Your owners don’t care about you. They only care about their own wealth and power. They want to control and manipulate you. They want to keep you enslaved in debt and running on the treadmill of consumption. They want passive, non-critical thinking drones to do the menial service jobs that remain in this country, while they use their control of our financial, political, tax, and legal systems to ransack and pillage the wealth of the dwindling middle class. The truth is the continuation of our current economic system is mathematically impossible. Your owners know this. This is why the use of propaganda, misinformation, fake data, and false storylines has taken on astronomical proportions. The time for passivity and accepting the deceitfulness of our leaders is coming to an end. While you’re waiting in line this Christmas season at Wal-Mart to purchase a fabulously priced shirt that only required the deaths of 112 Bangladesh slave laborers, try to figure out how we got here. Your owners think they have you by the balls.

“They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want—they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interest. You know something, they don’t want people that are smart enough to sit around their kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. Because the owners of this country know the truth, it’s called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” George Carlin

How many Americans are awake enough to handle the truth?

All I want for Christmas is the truth.

 


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Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:50 | Link to Comment Timmay
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Lift weights. It's one of the few constants still left out there.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:03 | Link to Comment knukles
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Truth?
You want the truth?

There is no fucking truth.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:18 | Link to Comment ACP
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Hell, there is no comparison to Hitler...at least he built something. $6 trillion in new debt for WTF? Abso-fucking-lutely NADA!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:33 | Link to Comment Pladizow
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"Most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker, but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all." - Michael Rivero

"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play. The tune does not matter, so long it is the only one the public is allowed to hear. Eventually they will all dance." - Joseph Goebbels

"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the state can shield the people from the political, economic and military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the state to use all of it's powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the state." - Joseph Goebbles.

"Until they become conscious, they will never rebel and until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious." - George Orwell

"Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened." Winston Churchill

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark, the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." – Plato
 

"Its not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true." – Henry Kisinger
 

"It is difficult to free fools from their chains they revere." – Voltaire


"None are more hopelessly enslaved then those that believe they are free." - Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe

 "Man will never be free until the last King is strangled with the entrails of the last Priest.” – Denis Diderot


"In our dreams, people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions of intellectual and character education fade from their minds, and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people, or any of their children, into philosophers, or men of science. We have not to raise up from them authors, educators, poets or men of letters. We will not search for great artists, painters, musicians nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, statesmen – of whom we have ample supply. The task is simple. We will organize children and teach them in a perfect way the things that their fathers and mothers are doing in an inperfect way.” – John D. Rockerfeller. General Education Board 1906.

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications who directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries." – David Rockerfeller, 6/5/91


"Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." – Hermann Goering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:34 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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Everyone needs to read this book: 

http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Bubble-Profiting-Impending-Collapse/dp/111823...

The book elegantly describes the hysteria that has built under the gold market, and makes a thoroughly convincing case for the impending gold collapse. I found the book incredibly concise and persuasive. I can honestly say that is one of the best investment books I have ever read.

I want everyone to be ready to be ready for the impending collapse in the gold price. The 1% have been quietly building their short position for over a year; but this book is aimed at you, the 99%. This is going to be  the greatest wealth transfer in history, and I want as many people as possible to be part of it. 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:37 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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They are monkeyhammering the miners. I will grant you that.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:00 | Link to Comment economics9698
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ZOG is able to get away with lying because white people are upbeat and honest.  ZOGs look like white people but are sociopathic liars.  That gives them an advantage initially.  Eventually the white people will catch on and kill their ass by the millions.

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:30 | Link to Comment Muppet Pimp
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For some reason the store at the corner which is ran by a man from Burma has been having miller lite in red cans for the last 3 weeks. I have been experiencing symptoms of poisoning or maybe bath salts, who knows. I just did a search on google for red miller lite cans and came up short. After my search I went to the store and another man from Burma who I have never seen before was standing next to that cooler and the red cans had been removed from the shelf and replaced with blue (normal cans). So I took the liberty of going into his cooler and demanding the red cans. I found a pack of them. Where can I have this analyzed. They do not have the red cans down the street. What is going on here? BTW, my routine takes me there to buy beer daily. Of course that will no longer be the case.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:01 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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try this link:

http://www.slashfood.com/2008/09/26/great-blunders-in-beer-branding-mill...

note the date, and maybe connect the dots?

Miller Lite at one point contained several ingredients not normally found in beer, including manufactured chemical additives. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reported in 1982 that Miller Lite contained propylene glycol, alginate (a seaweed extract), water, barley malt, corn syrup, chemically-modified hop extracts, yeast, amyloglucosidase, carbon dioxide, papain enzyme, liquid sugar, potassium metabisulfite, and Emka malt (a food coloring

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_Lite#Ingredients

also consider the wheatTM being brewed is GMO, you may want to examine your routine. . .

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:44 | Link to Comment Enslavethechild...
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How about we all get to have a printing press in our garages, and we all get to buy everything we ever wanted from the Bankers for a change...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:20 | Link to Comment Muppet Pimp
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Additionally, our cable around here is run overhead.  But there is an electrical transformer mounted higher than normalnon the street behind me, placed just right to put surveillance on my back porch and into my home.  I went over to said pole and noticed there are a bunch of cables coming off of it, and they go into the ground.  This is atypical, as we get overhead service, because it is cheap.  Why is this transformer mounted so high and why all the cables are buried.  When I went over to inspect it within 5 minutes someone pulled into the driveway of that house.  This is atypical and is mounted as such to allow surveillance of my property.  Also the streetlight mounted to that pole has been either shot out or beat out with a hammer.  It is not operational.

Last week I purchased a safe.  That night there was footage on the local tv station showing the same exact safe.  My wife who does not drink witnessed this as well.  I have not been drinking from the red cans lately, and my mental clarity is returning.  Something is going on here my friends and I am having trouble nailing it down.  Please investigate these items if I turn up missing.  After all, this is why kennedy was killed and I am a much easier mark than he was.  I no longer feel safe here.  Thanks for listening.

 

Please share this information widely, so in the case I come up missing the authorities know where to look.  Thanks so much, I am ok, getting better grounded since I have been off the red can miller lite.  I am not crazy, just too much to interpret, so I bring you facts alone.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:05 | Link to Comment knowless
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I would like to believe that you're not schizophrenic, and just trolling. But please remember that the majority of people in this country are of no value to surveil. If these things truly concern you, please attempt to contact the appropriate local authorities on these matters, I'm sure if you reside in a major metropolitan area it will be easily accessible information, and you will receive a prompt and detailed reply shortly.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:08 | Link to Comment Freddie
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I think you are winding us up but here is some advice.  Cancel Obam TV. TV and Hollywood is for retards who enjoy brainwashing and who enjoy supporting The Matrix.

Stop buying cheap ass beer from Burmese or Ghurkas like that shit Miller Lite.  It is also for retards.  Stop drinking beer or buy something decent from Germany or even that German sounding stuff from PA which is pretty cheap.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:20 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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on the off-chance this isn't a wind-up - and I think you're actually experiencing what you describe - consider the concept of synchronicity, which occurs all the time but is rarely noticed, or acknowledged as such.

maybe your mind is trying to let you in on something it knows.  stop sedating it for a bit. . .

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:24 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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*cough*

random time sig, 20:20.

 

entertainment purposes only.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:40 | Link to Comment Jendrzejczyk
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Velobabe!!!!!!!!!!!!    You're back!!

Not YenX's brother

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 08:20 | Link to Comment Rick64
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Thats funny if you knew her.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 22:00 | Link to Comment Ookspay
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Have your wife look me up upon your demise, I will investigate thoroughly. 

Ookspay.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:37 | Link to Comment Mike in GA
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The bankers have nothing worth wanting.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 23:04 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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I'll take their cute young Asian escorts.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:39 | Link to Comment Pairadimes
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+1 for use of my favorite word, 'monkeyhammering'.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:39 | Link to Comment akak
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TwoDollarAnus, you simply wouldn't be who you are if you did not gratuitously knock gold from time to time --- doing so is an essential and integral part of the pro-Establishment program.  Just ask Jon Nadler of Kitco.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:39 | Link to Comment Pladizow
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Sorros' "Ultimate Bubble". He and the book are both correct, gold will be the FINAL bubble.

How many people are to stupid to not capitalize on this - perhaps MBD, his friends and family!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:07 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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The truth would makes us shit our pants. We would probably puke and pass out.

...

For its not that you think that something strange is happenning, but rather, strange things are happenning more than you possibly think.

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:52 | Link to Comment old naughty
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but, but... our leaders always tell their truth.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:47 | Link to Comment Raymond Reason
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If it gives you any satisfaction, our leaders don't know the truth either.  Compulsive liars loose all ability to discern truth and are actually more removed from Truth than the people they lie to. 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:33 | Link to Comment samcontrol
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the mass doesn,t want the truth

JFK was shot from the gutter
pearl harbor was a surprise
3 towers down in freefall on 9/11
people speaking on cells at 40'ooo feet

the list goes on and on but i,ll stop.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:21 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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MDB...quick - sell me all your physical gold!  I'll take one for the team for ya!  I hate to part with this funky-colored paper with dead people embossed on the front, but for you I'll do it.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:23 | Link to Comment jomama
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because the .1% (FTFY) have been adding to their gold reserves does and should not deter anyone from investing in gold.  quite the opposite.

when every working schmuck in my company is falling all over themselves to take on a half a million mortgage, but less than 1% of them own gold, it should be obvious to even a blind fucking pig where the bubble is.

 

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:59 | Link to Comment orez65
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I recommend that you sell everything you have and deposit your US dollars in a savings account at your favorite bank.

Don't worry about the Federal Reserve monetizing all US Treasuries and bubble mortgages.

Nor about the US Treasury forgiving student loans.

Plus, in the not too far future, the Federal Government will "buy" your 401k's so that you don't have to worry about their safety.

You will, soon, be royally fucked when all you can do with US dollars is to wipe off your ass.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Nick Jihad
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You will, soon, be royally fucked when all you can do with US dollars is to wipe off your ass.

Heh. Such an optimist you are:

 

http://www.shadowstats.com/imgs/2012/717/image016.jpg

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:02 | Link to Comment Slightly Insane
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Keep it up MillionDollarTroll,

There is no merit in FIAT, as it is based upon the "full faith and credit of the US Government".  What merit is there in the tangibles, like gold, silver, and any other material otherwise deemed to be of value and potentially worthy of holding ..... why don't you ask China why they no longer want to hold dollars, or maybe India.  While you're at it ask them why they are buying gold hand over fist.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:12 | Link to Comment PiratePawpaw
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MDB....Thanks, I am one of the few who appreciates sarcasm without the "sarc" button.

Fonz.....Why the hell would anyone with a brain own mining stock? that is paper gold once removed. =nothing

In general....."WE" cant handle the truth because "we" are a bunch of sissified idiots. Most of "us" wont survive what is coming. I hate to sound insensitive, but maybe that isnt a bad thing.

Thinking the gene pool needs a new filter................nature provides. :)

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 22:03 | Link to Comment Taint Boil
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Thinking the gene pool needs a new filter................nature provides.

LOL … I like that one. I can guarantee you Mother Nature will win in the end. Natural selection needs to run its course and it will.

 


Sun, 12/09/2012 - 14:02 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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http://www.royalsilver.com/club/index.html

"For the first time a company pays bondholders in pure silver coins.  The Royal Silver Club offers investors the best of both worlds: payment in beautiful, high-premium silver coins delivered FREE OF CHARGE, plus the option to purchase our world's purest coins at a wholesale price, without any risk that your capital investment will lose value.  Royal Silver Company obtains low-cost financing, more word-of-mouth advertising, and a new wholesale market for our coins.   You make a high return on investment.   Thus, both parties win."

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:56 | Link to Comment Taint Boil
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Some of the best posts here come from The Burning Platform. Keep up the good work ... I don't know how you guys do it.

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 13:55 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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It's the damned libert-ariens

Steve Forbes: Gold Standard Inevitable

The real future of gold is 2400/oz in September and anyone going short now will be DECIMATED - ERASED.

goldpricemodel 2013 projection

goldpricemodel 2013 roc 52-week

gold 52 week ROC 1980 to 2011

277-week analysis (5 years):

2012 11 05 277week ROC -goldpricemodel

Playing volatility with puts > 90 days expiration on GLD would be fine but one should consider a Strangle in that case because the change is going to be rapid.

Gold can drop to 1600 and can easily rise to 2000 all within the next 90 days, both directions, down first, up later, as shown in the charts above.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:35 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is to prefer removal for bandage very very slow so is to maximize duration of dull cumulative pain. Is not so for people in new Soviet States of Amerika?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:52 | Link to Comment redpill
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in soviet russia, bandage slowly pulls off YOU!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:15 | Link to Comment PiratePawpaw
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Boris is makes the English not so much....But the thinking, maybe much. I am doing the green arrow pointing click now.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:54 | Link to Comment Raymond Reason
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Old Russian Proveb: Without torture, no science. 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 23:19 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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Willwork is very sad he can not find good russian mail bride to work out  during economic problem any time with.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 03:30 | Link to Comment prains
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Boris

 

my name Phillup Mykokalot, have we met

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:53 | Link to Comment cifo
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A lie is not a lie if you believe it. - George Constantza

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:35 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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This ship is unsinkable.- Captain Edward John Smith

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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Truth and Lies should never marry

The truth is like the spoke in your bicycle. You can twist one even remove it, but keep doing it, and the wheel will collapse 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:00 | Link to Comment redpill
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I was expecting a much more lewd analogy and came away disappointed!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:34 | Link to Comment pipelayer
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11 Put on the complete suit of armor from God that YOU may be able to stand firm against the machinations of the Devil; 12 because we have a wrestling, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places. - Ephesians 5:11-12

8 Look out: perhaps there may be someone who will carry YOU off as his prey through the philosophy and empty deception according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not according to Christ; - Colossians 2:8

3 Do not put YOUR trust in nobles, Nor in the son of earthling man, to whom no salvation belongs. - Psalms 146:3

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:22 | Link to Comment Harbanger
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:32 | Link to Comment Sextus Empiricus
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Someone once told me that Satan never tells a blatant lie because that would be obvious.  He twists the truth JUST a little bit. 

No matter what anybody "believes", this is exactly what the elite are doing in our world.  They've been up to it for a long time.

Thank God for the Internet.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 23:24 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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Thank God that he/she is in controll. Which logically means Satan works in hell for the Go-

Opps.Vanity Fair collection ad just lost my spiritual thoughts...damn modern coverage.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:21 | Link to Comment Sextus Empiricus
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The above post is fantastic in so many ways.  Quotes cannot be redacted and all it takes is to find out the context and you are as close to truth as you will ever get.  I just wrote a piece today for my site.  It shows how our way of life is nearing 1984, if it's not already there in many respects.

http://thefreshphilosopher.webs.com/article-of-the-day

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:44 | Link to Comment ArrestBobRubin
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Knuck, that's just silly

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:46 | Link to Comment dbTX
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Knuckles, there is truth, but it ain't coming our way.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:06 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Does this get printed in the NY Times? This is a good read, but it's more preaching to the converted.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:15 | Link to Comment SMG
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I wish there were a way to get this kind of info into the hands of the everyday person and make them understand it.  That is the biggest challenge the Resistance faces.

 

There's not enough of us.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment odatruf
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There is a way, SMG.  You could walk over to your neighbor's house, knock on their door, and sit down and go over it with them.

Getting the info out there and making them understand it isn't the hard part.  Having enough of them give a shit is.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:34 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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You can lead a horse to water but...

 

...ah fuck it.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Raymond Reason
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but a pencil must be led. 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 23:29 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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I live in a high military city. Most of the people around here would rather kill you than hear your blather about reality. The problem remains that your views about reality will indeed effect one's life, income, job, friends and future.

I've learned to be very carefull not to throw pearls to swine. And i dont.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:37 | Link to Comment cossack55
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I understand only 3% of the population took an active role in the US revolution. There are always just the right amount at just the right time. Timing is EVERYTHING.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 23:01 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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I just read this for the 2nd time.

I've always like Jim Quinn, and this article is the best example yet as to why.

If I were to put together an essay on what direction the U.S. economy (and that of many other "developed" nations with fractional reserve fiat banking systems) is headed and why, to whom the benefits of the controlled demolition have thus far accreted, remarking on the general intellectual laziness of the average person and the institutional failure & corruption of the main stream media, as well as the unsustainability of it all, it would read very similar to this.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 09:21 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
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Timing is EVERYTHING.

Then your time has already passed.

3% was enough back in 1776 because the govt was an ocean away, just some troops here, an occupation force, much easier to expel, and 40% of the population weren't getting a check from the govt.

Today the entire govt system is here along with the military-industrial complex, the banking system, all of it, and with 40% of the population getting a govt check, lots of loyalty to that govt among the people.

Today it would take 30% of the population to do what 3% did back in 1776, and you don't even have 3%.

Your time was 100 years ago before this govt grew so large, got so many people on their side, and dumbed down the rest.

Want proof?  Back in 1776 5% tax rate was enough to cause a revolution.   Today 50% tax rate hasn't caused a revolution.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:06 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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"There's not enough of us."


what exactly is "us" doing that needs more "us" added?

and then what do you suppose will happen?

never enough.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:24 | Link to Comment Sextus Empiricus
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Grassroots level. Individuals taking action.  I didn't give up the rest of my education and money to bag groceries.  There are more of us than there are of them.  And when truth is revealed, it is believed.

Nowadays people believe in the state because they don't have much else to believe in.

The mission takes a lot of individual sacrifice, but the question we have to ask is whether or not Operation Mayhem, so to speak, is worth the cost.  I'm thinking about the next generation.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:26 | Link to Comment Zap Powerz
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Maybe if this information could be posted on a website somewhere for free so people could look it up for free and read it......oh, wait.

Lack of information is not the biggest challenge.  There is more than plenty information.

Lack of interest is the challenge.  People dont care because, right now, they dont need to care.  They have been lulled into a false sense of reality.  They do not sense the impending doom coming.  The opposition has done a very good job at tranquilizing the population with stupid entertainment, poor public education and drugs.  In short, they have been conditioned not to care or worry. Just like the gammas in A Brave New World.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:26 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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BOHICA

FUBAR

SNAFU

FIGMO

TARFU

SSDD

DILLIGAD

 

Learn them. Use them. Embrace them. Acronyms for the New Normal, because if you're Charlie, you don't surf.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Ljoot
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Had to goog figmo and tarfu.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:38 | Link to Comment redpill
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Don't forget TANSTAAFL

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:48 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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oooh shit, forgot about that one.

I'll need 'em all when they call me Charlie & claim I don't surf.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:53 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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JBTFD

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:20 | Link to Comment LouisDega
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Done

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:02 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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I always thought it was DILLIGAF.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:21 | Link to Comment Freddie
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The United States Office of Strategic Services prepared a psychological profile report during the war describing Adolf Hitler’s method for controlling the minds of the German masses:

OSS = father of the CIA.  They learned well from Hitler.   A great article by the Tyler(s).  Folks if you turn on your TV or watch Hollywood's crap - you enable this Matrix.  You help perpetuate the (endless) lies.  

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 22:29 | Link to Comment Questan1913
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Thanks to Tyler and Jim Quinn.  An Excellent post.

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Shizzmoney
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Expanding on this:

http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/12/02/forget-fairness-lets-talk-ab...

"Fairness" in economic terms (or anywhere else in life) is a bullshit concept, as fantastical as Peter Pan's shadow or Donald Trump's self-awareness. Economic equality has never existed throughout human history since the Great Leap Forward 50,000 years ago, nor should we expect it to now.

So no, the economy isn't fair and you can make a pretty strong case that it's gotten less fair, but that fact alone will never sway those in power.

So instead of lamenting the lack of fairness, let's talk about the stupidity of this hollowing out of the middle class in this country, year after year, with bought and paid for legislation and preferential tax treatment.

But the stupidity of having such an obviously unbalanced economy is the more important discussion we should be having right now. The corporations are every bit as vulnerable to the disappearance of the middle class as the middle class is itself.

They've managed around this issue thus far with an increasing emphasis on exports (now responsible for half of the S&P 500's sales and profits) as well as systemic and legally-sanctioned overseas tax evasion. Consider that Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits in 2009 and paid zero Federal income tax (you want to laugh, they actually got a rebate of $256 million). GE earned $14 billion in 2010 and also paid zero in Federal income tax. Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard have each set up offshore subsidiaries which they use as payment conduits so as to keep their profits shielded from the IRS.

But offshoring of profits and the export of goods and services won't sustain these corporations forever. At a certain point, native companies within the developing world will nudge our adventuring multinationals aside (China's already building its own version of Wall Street).  And when that happens, Corporate America is going to turn around and be horrified by the devastation in its own backyard.

"Where did all our customers go?"

Well, you enormous fucking idiots, you fired all your customers. You've spent the last decade or so suppressing wage growth in the name of "creating shareholder value" and now even your shareholder base is disappearing.

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:16 | Link to Comment tango
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The US denouement is as much a result of the vicissitudes of history as it is intent. We created the modern industrial world and those innovations are now available throughout the world. a sort of democritization of opportunity.  It's unrealistic to expect the US to remain powerful forever. 

That said, we were so successful that we became convinced that we were different.  We could borrow 40 cents of every dollar, debase our currency, get elected by phony promises, pass programs guaranteed to fail, create trillions in unfunded liabilities and believe we were immune.  Complacency is a human trait that apparently applies to nations.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:49 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Actually no.

The Indusrial revolution was started a century earlier in the UK, and

culminated in the British Empire.Our current downfall exactly matches that of

that Empire.Its demise was accelerated by WWI and WWII.Ours has dragged on longer

so far, but is following the same path both economically, and in demographrics.

The game is very nearly over .I only hope we exit the stage as gracefully as they did

(excepting Suez),I doubt it though.

Truth is treason in  the dying empire of lies.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment AgShaman
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I read this article in under a minute.

You are an American....."you will believe what i say"

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:05 | Link to Comment General Decline
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The truth is available for anyone who cares to dig for. Most are too lazy or afraid to do so.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:56 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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I don't think it's a matter of lazyness. Our current system is so fucking full of distractions that by that age most people are able to think over their hormones, they are already too fucked to do anything.

If most people were to actually think about anything for longer than 10 seconds they would realize the ultimate futility of everything they do.

 

It's more a matter of psyche protection.

 

Ooh sports!

 

*vomit*

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:28 | Link to Comment ali-ali-al-qomfri
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Jim covered that…..

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Horrific government public education producing millions of low functioning morons.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:50 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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I went through that very same government education system and even as a child I could see it for the idiot/consumer/soldier/worker bee factory that it is.

 

You cant absolve people of all fault simply because the schools are made to dicourage thought.

 

They still have access to books and now the internet.

 

It's mostly voluntary. Ignorance is cool bruh.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:33 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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ditto, same skools, same books - with a religious cherry on top.

took a while to come out from under, leaving the country certainly was a life-saver.

some people are content with what they think they know, some see learning as a lifelong pursuit.

and for some, groupthink is the pinnacle.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 23:36 | Link to Comment Pants McPants
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Well said.  I'd say "amen" but that'd be inappropriate...

As recently as a few years ago I thought logic and truth would win over the majority of people.  Boy was I mistaken (and naive)

Most people would rather his/her beliefs were popular than correct.  Sad, really.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:47 | Link to Comment Poor Grogman
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That's why the PTB are always petrified of high unemployment, they just can't afford to have millions of people hanging around with time to think, read ZH, talk to each other, ruminate on the cause of their unemployment, or otherwise engage in unauthorized activity...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:22 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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The obamaphone lady is Truth. That is all.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:53 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Unfortunately, in the empire of lies, truth is treason.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:36 | Link to Comment tickhound
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Truth is sobriety in the empire of choom-induced tweets.

#RISEHIGHABOVE

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:29 | Link to Comment Segestan
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I'm assuming the author meant well..... but hasn't got a clue. Won't get that Christmas wish.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:59 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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I'll settle for a kiss before being told BOHICA.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:01 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Truth is not hard to find.  It's the thing most of us are avoiding.

all puffed up with vanity, we see what we want to see...to the beautiful and the wise, the mirror always lies (paint the mirror black - the mirror always lies) / N. Peart

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:44 | Link to Comment NeedtoSecede
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Nice RUSH reference mayhem, here is another one that works.  Go back a few years to a song called Natural Science:

"The most endangered species, the honest man..."

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment akak
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RUSH*: Great lyrics, crappy vocals, abysmally boring music.

 

(*Not to be confused with the pontificating, bloviating, hypocritical radio fat man.)

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:15 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Great lyrics, great vocals, masterfully complex music with subtleties intelligble only to a few.  To the rest of you, Rush is a compendium of musical parables.

Those with ears, let them hear.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:21 | Link to Comment akak
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masterfully complex music with subtleties intelligble only to a few.

You simply must be referring to a different group than the Rush that I used to hear.  To call their music "uninspired" is to unduly praise it.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:25 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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You just can't hear it, that's all.  It's like trying to describe the color red to someone colorblind.

[If you don't believe me that you can't hear it, google "Vital Signs" and try to keep with the drum beat for 30 seconds.  And then ask yourself what the drummer in fact is doing...]

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 22:29 | Link to Comment LouisDega
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Permanent waves is Rush's peak album. Some say its Moving pictures. Every song on Permanent waves is fucking solid. Not one ounce of filler. A must have in everyones music collection

http://www.spburke.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/rush-permanent-waves.jpg

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:22 | Link to Comment akak
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Oh, I can hear it just fine, and I repeat my assertion: Rush's music is painfully monotonous and boring.  If the elevators in Hell have Muzak in them, it will be unaltered Rush.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 22:47 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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Then, I will include in my deal with the Devil a rockn' sound system for the trip down.

 

 

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:13 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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good drummer

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:18 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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How about the bass player?  If you are familiar with La Villa Strangiato, Marathon, Turn the Page, The Anarchist, Xanadu and Where's My Thing? you know what I mean...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:48 | Link to Comment Sweet Chicken
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2112 BITCHEZ!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:00 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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Yeah, but he's got nothing on the drummer from Def Leppard, who's only got one arm.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:19 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Great pick.  Unfortunately, at my age Natural Science isn't all that old...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:55 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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So long as we are speaking in Rush lyrics....

We've taken care of everything; The words you read, the songs you sing; The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:24 | Link to Comment NeedtoSecede
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+1 Mayhem, Nanny and Sweet Chicken. Milly Vanilly is probaby more akak's style. "...so they passed a noble law, and the trees were all kept equal with hatchet, axe and saw."

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:38 | Link to Comment countryboy42
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There is unrest in the forest,

There is trouble with the trees,

For the maples want more sunlight,

And the oaks ignore thier pleas.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:01 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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“Myths that are believed intend to become true.” "One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution, one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.” “Who controls the past controls the future, Who controls the present controls the past.” “The best way to keep a secret is to tell everyone.”

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:10 | Link to Comment AgShaman
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Oceania must be preserved at all costs.

Even if we have to torture our subjects guilty of thought crime.

When we "make you suffer" with our truth

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:02 | Link to Comment mrktwtch2
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well thats al lfine and dandy but we live here and at least i know what the truth is unfortunaltely we have more people on the cart than pulling it now..and they are allowed to vote..

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:02 | Link to Comment Tinky
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Very impressive, and appropriately damning overview. Well done, Mr. Quinn.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:05 | Link to Comment ugmug
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God had a way to deal with delusional people...he told Noah to start building an ark!

What would people think today if someone started to build an ark in central park? 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:48 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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They'd think, "I really wanna graffiti that fucker."

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:05 | Link to Comment reader2010
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"If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes a truth." - Dr. Joseph Goebbels

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:14 | Link to Comment akak
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Or an AnAnonymous post.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:53 | Link to Comment Poor Grogman
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When ZH runs an article by annoying mouse, I will finally be forced to admit that Tibet is in fact part of China...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:06 | Link to Comment pragmatic hobo
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I wish I had three thumbs ... all thumbs up.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:08 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Good article.  I printed the "Few Good Men" parody out for others in the office.

WHY did I not choose "Nathan Jessup" as my screen name??  I should have but NOOOOO..... I had to go with the stupid "NoDebt" thing.  I suck.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:09 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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US GDP is shrinking - it has to - new and developing markets.

 

But not much mention of US GNP - gross national product - probably well over 50% of global GNP.

 

Here's another truth - government tweaking markets up to mask the pending crash - weekly SP500 does not look good.

 

http://bullandbearmash.com/chart/sp500-weekly-marginally/

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:09 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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"All I want For Christmas Is The Truth"

 

Well then Quinn lets start with September 11, 2001.

Because the status quo establishment version we've been told on that is a steaming pile of unhappy horseshit.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:14 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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I scrolled past the cheer-leading to see if anyone else went there. . .

if one still hasn't grasped THAT truth, with both hands, then what "truth" exactly are we talking about?

ooooh yah, the same tired finger pointing to the "people of Wal-Mart" or "the tattooed, pierced, butt crack showing, slovenly, obese, and ignorant" Quinn rages at in every post, distracted lateral divide 'n' rule tactics.  angry man is angry.  what about the be-suited class in the Financial/Banking/Corporate Kulture?  I find them more uni-formed and more of a real threat than any Wal-Mart shopper could ever be.  as to "the two thousand Obama campaign commercials I was forced to watch" - please.

ditch the TeeVee.  and if you're using it to fuel your point of view commentary, double-ditch it - we're waaay past the time for information gathering via that tube.  if you're still watching it, they're in your house, and in your mind, end of.

How many Americans are awake enough to handle the truth?

All I want for Christmas is the truth.

the truth is always present, always evident.  but first you have to drop the lies.

 

it's the lies that occupy your mind.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:58 | Link to Comment msjimmied
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Yes, that caught my eye too, that "People of Walmart" crap. That is but one segment of America. Ever so often, when I need some hardware, or stuff for my garden, with some groceries,  I go to Walmart for one stop shopping. The yawning divide between the people who shop there, and the usual well lit, shiny grocery store I drive 3 miles out my way to is quite astounding. a whole diiferent America. I always come out of Walmart feeling  pretty. This lazy denigrating of common folk who don't live by Wall Street standards, as woefully uneducated, crass, classless yokels, with no drive at all, gets me really angry. That's not who we are at all.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:15 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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agreed, it's a knee-jerk response, shorthand call for a two minute hate, used liberally here as a misdirect.

as are comments on Michelle Obama's ass - as if there was nothing else people's minds can locate to comment on beyond appearances, particularly the appearances of women.

so well trained, eh.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 23:46 | Link to Comment Pants McPants
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You are on fire tonight. 

Quinn's always been one of the more angry guest posters, and I'll admit I used to find him (marginally) entertaining....but the low-brow beatdowns have made his material unreadable.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:27 | Link to Comment Vendetta
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Indeed.  If walmart shoppers were wearing suits and ties some would think they are classy pillars of society and symbols of the greatness of the country like um... bankers.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 06:42 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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The corporate connections of some of the big and not so big name players in the 9/11 debacle and it's aftermath.

 

"9/11 Conspiracy Solved: Names, Connections, & Details Exposed!"

http://youtu.be/n_fp5kaVYhk

 

Be sure to check out all the links in the info section as well.

This one below being one of the more interesting ones...for me:

 

Black 9/11: A Walk on the Dark Side (Part 3)
 Part 3: AIG and the Linkage to the Drug Trade

excerpt:

 

The campaign against Gary Webb has been called “one of the most venomous and factually inane assaults on a professional journalist’s competence in living memory.”[4] The fawning mainstream press, always eager to do the CIA’s bidding, appeared to take pleasure in savaging the messenger, even while tacitly conceding that his facts were basically correct. One of the low points occurred on live TV, on November 15, 1996, when NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, wife of Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, referred to Webb’s exhaustively documented expose as “a conspiracy theory,” the kiss of death for any serious journalist.[5] At this same time, as we know, Greenspan was busily engineering the deregulation of Wall Street, setting the stage for the 2008 financial meltdown of the global economy.

 

This is why I hate the use of the term "conspiracy theory" as a pejorative. For me when someone uses it in that manner it's the 'kiss of death' as far as my opinion of that someone's credibility. When I hear it used, I hear shut up and accept what you are told by the 'authorities' do not think this matter through for yourself(nor do any investigation or research of your own).

 

 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:18 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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Another 9/11 thing that was almost completely ignored by the US based media at the time. I personally read the bin Laden interview at the Ummat website at the time it came out. I think the man was dead only months later after this interview.

 

Mainstream Media Drops Ball on 9-11

December 03, 2012

By Paul Craig Roberts


On September 28, 2001, Karachi, Pakistan, dailynewspaper Ummat published an interview with Osama bin Laden, 17 days after the alleged, but unsubstantiated, al Qaeda attack of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center twin towers and Pentagon. The interview was sensational. The alleged mastermind of 9-11 said that he and al Qaeda had nothing to do with the 9-11 attack. The BBC’s World Monitoring Service had theinterview translated into English and made public on September 29, 2001.


Bin Laden’s sensational denial was not reported by the United States print and TV media. It was not investigated by the executive branch. No one in Congress called attention to bin Laden’s refusal of responsibility for the greatest humiliation ever inflicted on a superpower.


To check my memory of the lack of coverage, I Googled “Osama bin Laden’s interview denying responsibilityfor 9-11.” Some Internet sites reproduced the interview, but the only mainstream news source that I found was a one-minute YouTube video from CNN in which the anchor, after quoting an al Jazeera report of bin Laden’s denial, concludes that “we can all weigh that in the scale of credibility and come to our own conclusions.” In other words, bin Laden had already been demonized, and his denial was not credible.


The sensational news was unfit for U.S. citizens and was withheld from them by the U.S.’“free press,”* a press free to lie for the government but not to tell the truth.

 

quoted excerpt from:

Mainstream Media Drops Ball on 9-11

 

bin Laden Ummat interview can be found here: http://www.911review.com/articles/usamah/khilafah.html

 

excerpt:

 

I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children and other people. Such a practice is forbidden even in the course of a battle. It is the United States, which is perpetrating every maltreatment on women, children and common people of other faiths, particularly the followers of Islam. All that is going on in Palestine for the last 11 months is sufficient to call the wrath of God upon the United States and Israel. There is also a warning for those Muslim countries, which witnessed all these as a silent spectator. What had earlier been done to the innocent people of Iraq, Chechnya and Bosnia? Only one conclusion could be derived from the indifference of the United States and the West to these acts of terror and the patronage of the tyrants by these powers that America is an anti-Islamic power and it is patronizing the anti-Islamic forces. Its friendship with the Muslim countries is just a show, rather deceit. By enticing or intimidating these countries, the United States is forcing them to play a role of its choice. Put a glance all around and you will see that the slaves of the United States are either rulers or enemies of Muslims.

 

The U.S. has no friends, nor does it want to keep any because the prerequisite of friendship is to come to the level of the friend or consider him at par with you. America does not want to see anyone equal to it. It expects slavery from others. Therefore, other countries are either its slaves or subordinates. However, our case is different. We have pledged slavery to God Almighty alone and after this pledge there is no possibility to become the slave of someone else. If we do that it will be disregardful to both our Sustainer and his fellow beings. Most of the world nations upholding their freedom are the religious ones, which are the enemies of the United States, or the U.S. itself considers them as its enemies.

 

The countries which do not agree to become the U.S. slaves are China, Iran, Libya, Cuba, Syria [Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Sudan, Indonesia, Malaysia] and Russia. Whoever committed the act of 11 September are not the friends of the American people. I have already said that we are against the American system, not against its people, whereas in these attacks, the common American people have been killed. According to my information, the death toll is much higher than what the U.S. Government has stated. But the Bush Administration does not want the panic to spread. The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; the people who are a part of the U.S. system, but are dissenting against it. Or those who are working for some other system; persons who want to make the present century as a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity so that their own civilization, nation, country, or ideology could survive. They can be anyone, from Russia to Israel and from India to Serbia. In the U.S. itself, there are dozens of well-organized and well-equipped groups, which are capable of causing a large-scale destruction. Then you cannot forget the American-Jews, who are annoyed with President Bush ever since the elections in Florida and want to avenge him.

 

Then there are intelligence agencies in the U.S., which require billions of dollars worth of funds from the Congress and the government every year. This [funding issue] was not a big problem till the existence of the former Soviet Union but after that the budget of these agencies has been in danger. They needed an enemy. So, they first started propaganda against Usama and Taleban and then this incident happened. You see, the Bush Administration approved a budget of 40 billion dollars. Where will this huge amount go? It will be provided to the same agencies, which need huge funds and want to exert their importance. Now they will spend the money for their expansion and for increasing their importance. I will give you an example. Drug smugglers from all over the world are in contact with the U.S. secret agencies. These agencies do not want to eradicate narcotics cultivation and trafficking because their importance will be diminished. The people in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Department are encouraging drug trade so that they could show performance and get millions of dollars worth of budget. General Noriega was made a drug baron by the CIA and, in need, he was made a scapegoat. In the same way, whether it is President Bush or any other U.S. President, they cannot bring Israel to justice for its human rights abuses or to hold it accountable for such crimes. What is this? Is it not that there exists a government within the government in the United Sates? That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks. ~ Osama bin Laden

 

I cannot now honestly disagree with much of what the man said in that interview...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:46 | Link to Comment WTFx10
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I noticed his truth is the "liberal" media? What are the last names of the owners of that liberal media?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:19 | Link to Comment slackrabbit
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NOW THATS A BIG LIE (TWO ACTUALLY)

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:11 | Link to Comment Frank N. Beans
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whether or not the average person truly believes in the propaganda, they are even more certain they can't do anything about it

i.e., average person lacks power and control and knows it and is happy enough just to live in the matrix provided

 

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:45 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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I marked this down because it is true but I don't "like" it.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:22 | Link to Comment Rainman
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I marked you up, Mr. Beans, because you obviously understand the term 'inevitability'.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:34 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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The second part of your first sentence is the only propaganda that matters.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:17 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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"they are even more certain they can't do anything about it"

 

Exactly. To do anything about it would be to jeopardize not only their freedom but also everything that they have worked so hard for.

That being mainly debt and trivial material posessions.

Little do they know that the freedom they would sacrifice is really all they truely have to live for.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:10 | Link to Comment caimen garou
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good luck in finding anyone in government to tell the truth, the only thing you can believe from congress or the POTUS is when they tell you they are going on vacation!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:12 | Link to Comment SMG
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I wish there were a way to get this kind of info into the hands of the everyday person and make them understand it.  That is the biggest challenge the Resistance faces.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:31 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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"If you can hear this, you are the resistance." - John Conner

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

“AMERICA WILL BE THE EASIEST OF ALL NATIONS TO CONQUER. DIVIDED AGAINST HERSELF, THE UNITED STATES WILL OFFER LITTLE OPPOSITION TO OUR IDEOLOGY WHEN THE HOUR TO STRIKE HAS COME.”
-DR. JOSEPH GOEBBELS
REICHNINISTER OF PROPAGANDA

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it… It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

- Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister for Adolph Hitler

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:21 | Link to Comment Azannoth
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"Adolf Hitler understood the power of the big lie over the ignorant masses who want to believe"

Hitler was QUOTING the Jews on this, it's was not his stated policy, this paragraph is in the middle of what he really says about the jews! not about him self

it's all on this page if you read it from start to finish he's talking about jews not about his personal views, just like the rest of Mein Kampf, unless stated otherwise Hitler describes mostly his observations on the jews and only after this explicitly states his own opinions.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:36 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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marx wrote at length about the jews too. it has been known for a long time that they are the cause of the world's problems.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:00 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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From the POV of an atheist he wrote at length about many religions. I've only read translations, but I thought herr Marx held responsible what he called the 'bankocracy', not any particular religious group.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:03 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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banks and jews are one and the same and marx knew that very well.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:46 | Link to Comment FeralSerf
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Where did you get the idea that Jews were a religious group?  Reality is they are more similar to the Roma, i.e. they are a nation or a tribal group. Faux-religion just makes it tax deductible.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 22:15 | Link to Comment Dapper Dan
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Where did you get the idea that Jews were a religious group?

That statment is elucidated in the following video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EmvANgw9Mk&feature=youtu.be

Shlomo Sand: Challenging notions of a Jewish People

Israeli Professor Shlomo Sand talks up the ideas of his new book, The Invention of the Jewish People, challenging the underlying logic of the State of Israel as a homeland for the Jewish People.

He argues those who claim to be of the Jewish People cannot claim a blood connection with the original Jewish inhabitants of the Holy Land, but converts along the way. His book was a best-seller in Israel for 19 weeks in 2009.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:44 | Link to Comment WTFx10
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Thats why 98% of hollywood is controlled by Zionist jews they can make you believe anything? Thats why the Zionist Jews control the banks they can make you believe anything? Thats why the media is controlled by zionist Jews they can make you believe anything? Thats why the Zionist Jews control America but make you believe they don't?

ONE BIG LIE?

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:18 | Link to Comment 1835jackson
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Fuck that is one long blog. Lots of charts n shit. Now....is snooki on TV? Better go see.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:29 | Link to Comment Bear
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How stupid can you be! ... Snooki got canned and besides she's having a baby ... but, then again, maybe the reruns are on channel 775

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:40 | Link to Comment 1835jackson
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I heard that Kate Middleton is having a baby WOW! What earth shattering news FUCKING HELL!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:16 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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thanks for the me-duh update, it's good to know ZH'rs are such avid followers of Kulchur, and so hip to the details.

no sarc.

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