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  • The man behind the Clinton Psyops Machine - Robert Cialdini

    10/26/2016 4:59:50 AM PDT · by TruthFactor · 18 replies
    Blog - Mathijs Koenraadt ^ | 10/16/2016 | Mathijs Koenraadt
    If you haven’t read the latest book on Pre-suasion by professor Robert Cialdini, a persuasion expert, let me detail below how the mainstream media is actively deploying pre-suasion tricks in order to secure a Clinton “win”. Or rather, how they intend to make the American people comply with a rigged election. Dilbert creator Scott Adams, himself a persuasion expert, also believes professor Cialdini has been helping the Clinton campaign. Besides, as Cialdini writes, something of this scale has been done before. In order to win the people’s support for continued wars in the Middle East, the establishment media decided to...
  • Official: No 'manipulation' of data seen in election hacks

    10/02/2016 6:47:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 1, 2016 1:45 PM ET | Tami Abdollah
    Hackers have made their way into state election systems “in a few cases,” but the federal government hasn’t found “any manipulation” so far of voting information, the Homeland Security secretary said Saturday. Twenty-one states have contacted the agency for help in safeguarding their election systems, and Jeh Johnson is urging additional requests for cybersecurity assistance. “We hope to see more,” Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. A department official told The Associated Press on Friday that hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months. The official, who was not authorized to publicly...
  • Records Show Obama Hired Behavioral Experts to Expand Use of Govt. Programs - Judicial Watch

    09/09/2016 8:24:36 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 09/08/2016 | Judicial Watch
    Records Show Obama Hired Behavioral Experts to Expand Use of Govt. Programs - Judicial Watch Records Show Obama Hired Behavioral Experts to Expand Use of Govt. Programs SEPTEMBER 08, 2016 The Obama administration quietly hired 20 social and behavioral research experts to help expand the use of government programs at dozens of agencies by, among other things, simplifying federal forms, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. The controversial group of experts is collectively known as the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) and it functions under the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In 2015...
  • China official calls out Trump over charge of currency manipulation

    06/29/2016 10:17:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 06/29/16 | Asia Unhedged
    China’s Foreign Ministry has pretty much had it with Donald Trump. Join the party. Speaking about his trade policies on Tuesday, the presumptive Republican candidate for the US presidency called China the “grand master” of currency devaluation and said if elected he would label Beijing a currency manipulator. Breaking with their strategy of not directly criticizing Trump, the Foreign Ministry responded on Wednesday by saying the yuan’s exchange rate was not the reason for unbalanced trade ties with the US and more to the point it said Trump’s trade policies are irrational. For much of his campaign, Trump has focused...
  • Hillary’s Aide Becomes Her Attorney in Order to Claim Attorney-Client Privilege Regarding Emails

    06/02/2016 6:31:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 85 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | June 1, 2016 | John S. Roberts
    Crooked is as crooked does – and Hillary Clinton has a Master’s degree. From BizPac Review: … Former State Department aide for Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, blocked specific questions about Clinton’s private email server, citing attorney-client privilege, saying that she is now Clinton’s attorney, according to the Daily Mail. Mills’ attorney repeatedly shut down questioning from Judicial Watch attorney Ramona Cotca, the group that has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Clinton, claiming that the former chief of staff did not have to divulge information that she learned after the fact as Clinton’s attorney. In other questioning, though,...
  • Swiss National Bank Admits It Spent $470 Billion On Currency Manipulation Since 2010

    03/24/2016 8:48:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/24/2016 | Tyler Durden
    By now it is common knowledge that when it comes to massive, taxpayer-backed hedge funds, few are quite as big as the Swiss National Bank, whose roughly $100 billion in equity holdings have been extensively profiled on these pages, including its woefully investments in Valeant and the spike in its buying of AAPL stock at its all time high. But while the SNB's stock holdings are updated every quarter courtesy of its informative SEC-filed 13F (we wish the Fed would also disclose the equities it holds courtesy of its Citadel proxy), getting a gllimpse of the flow is more...
  • UBS Is About To Blow The Cover On A Massive Gold-Rigging Scandal

    09/28/2015 5:06:30 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 83 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 28 Sep 15 | Tyler Durden
    With countless settlements documenting the rigging of every single asset class, it was only a matter of time before the regulators - some 10 years behind the curve as usual - finally cracked down on gold manipulation as well, even though as we have shown in the past, central banks in general and the Fed in particular are among the biggest gold manipulators. That said, we are confident by now nobody will be surprised that there was manipulation going on in the gold casino. In fact, ever since Germany's Bafin launched a probe into Deutsche Bank for gold and silver...
  • Ted Cruz using firm that harvested data on millions of unwitting Facebook users

    12/11/2015 12:40:46 PM PST · by McGruff · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 11, 2015 | Harry Davies
    Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is using psychological data based on research spanning tens of millions of Facebook users, harvested largely without their permission, to boost his surging White House run and gain an edge over Donald Trump and other Republican rivals, the Guardian can reveal. A little-known data company, now embedded within Cruz's campaign and indirectly financed by his primary billionaire benefactor, paid researchers at Cambridge University to gather detailed psychological profiles about the US electorate using a massive pool of mainly unwitting US Facebook users built with an online survey.
  • Former DIA Director: Manipulated ISIS Intel Probe 'Ought to Start at the Top'

    11/30/2015 3:07:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | November 30, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Last week, Fox News and the Daily Beast followed-up on a September report in which dozens of US intelligence professionals accused their superiors of "cooking" intelligence assessments related to the threat posed by ISIS. There was a "persistent effort... to downplay or even change reports that that questioned how much progress a U.S.-led coalition is making in the Obama administration's stated goal to degrade, destroy, and defeat ISIS. Draft reports that contained a more pessimistic view, or that questioned the efficacy of hitting certain targets, were sent back to the analysts for more extensive rewriting," the Daily Beast reported.  Who gave these orders...
  • Obama Decree Unleashes “Behavioral Science” Squad to “Nudge” You

    09/19/2015 4:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | September 18, 2015 | Alex Newman
    Prepare to be “nudged” by Obama's new “behavioral science” squads — for your own good, of course. Under the guise of better “serving” the American people through government, Obama signed an executive order this week calling for federal agencies and departments to deploy emerging “behavioral science” techniques against the public.Among other goals, the expansion of federal mind manipulation is supposed to help more Americans access government welfare programs, take their “recommended” vaccines, supply more information about themselves to the federal government, and accelerate the transition toward what Obama called “a low-carbon economy.” The controversial decree, signed on September 15, explicitly...
  • "I Woke Up This Morning After Horrible Economic News, First Question Was How Much Are Stocks Up"

    10/16/2015 9:30:26 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-16-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 10/15/2015 The economic numbers released yesterday can best be described with a reference to wheels falling off the bus. And it wasn’t just retail sales and PPI in the U.S. but numbers from around the world, including China. So, of course, when I woke up this morning the obvious first question to ask was, how much are equities up? It remains a reality for trading that the biggest news overnight wasn’t the Bank of Korea rate decision nor the continued deterioration of East West relations but an article written by Jon Hilsenrath in the WSJ on the rapidly...
  • CNN Alters Photo of Umpqua Killer Chris Harper-Mercer to Make Him Look White

    10/04/2015 7:10:00 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 114 replies ^ | 10/4/2015 | Jim Hoft
  • Ahmed Mohamed case: Is this a smoking gun?

    09/28/2015 5:05:45 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 34 replies
    9/28/15 | Faith Presses On
    This is something odd about the case that occurred to me earlier in the day. How often do you see minors who have been suddenly catapulted from ordinary anonymous life into national and international fame by some incident, and they are apparently routinely interviewed by the media by themselves? No parents or other family with them during the interviews, and no attorneys either. I've seen two videotaped interviews of him, one with the Dallas Morning News, and the other on Al Jazeera, and read other interviews, and so far it seems like he does the interviews alone. I do remember...
  • Immigration group planned girl's pope encounter for a year

    09/28/2015 9:24:21 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Sophie Cruz's encounter with the pope during a parade in Washington this week looked to be one of those spontaneous, once-in-a-lifetime-moments Francis has become known for. But for 5-year-old Sophie, the chance to wrap her arm around the pope's neck as he offered a hug, kiss and a blessing unfolded as perfectly as it was scripted by members of a coalition of Los Angeles-based immigration rights groups. For nearly a year the group had been preparing the young girl from suburban Los Angeles to make a dash for the popemobile to deliver a message about the plight of immigrant parents...
  • Market Liquidity Worse Than During The Flash Crash; 4500 Crash Events; Constant Halts And Unhalts

    08/24/2015 7:40:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/24/15 | Tyler Durden
    Curious why few if any traders can actually execute any trades, whether buys or sells? The reason is that despite the relative calmness of the index prints, what is going on beneath the surface is an unprecedented wave of constant halt and unhalts as all stop levels were taken out, many in circuit breaker territory, making it virtually impossible for any matching enginge to, well, match buyers and sellers. Here is a sample:
  • Chris Hedges Interview - his book - The World As IT IS - American Is Done

    07/29/2015 10:05:29 AM PDT · by wenn · 19 replies
    CSPAN -= Book TV | wenn
    The election of Obama was one more triumph of illusion over substance. It was a skillful manipulation and betrayal of the public by a corporate power elite. We mistook style and ethnicity - an advertising tactic pioneered by Calvin Klein and Benetton - for progressive politics and genuine change. See Chris Hedges interview on
  • China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

    07/05/2015 3:20:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2015 11:32 PM EDT
    More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country’s free-falling stock market. The 28 companies, which had obtained permission from China’s securities watchdog for IPOs planned in Shanghai and Shenzhen, said they would postpone them due to recent market fluctuations and refund money already paid, the official Xinhua News agency announced late Saturday. That followed reports that regulators were asking companies to postpone the IPOs. […] The Chinese stock market has been in free-fall for three weeks, losing 28 percent of...
  • Time: Women in Meetings Never Interrupt Men, "Interruption" Should be Changed to "Manterruption"

    01/15/2015 9:02:16 AM PST · by rightistight · 52 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/15/15 | Aurelius
    If you are a woman and are speaking when a man butts in, you have not been interrupted. Instead, according to Time, you have been “manterrupted” because men disproportionately interrupt females and women rarely interrupt males. According to an article published this week, titled “How Not to Be ‘Manterrupted’ In Meetings” and written by Jessica Bennett, there is an epidemic of sexism in which men do not respect the opinions of women. Bennett’s first example is the infamous VMA award ceremony in which Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift. Yet this was not an aberration, according to Bennett, who sees it...
  • Death Panels? Obama Admin May Pay Doctors to Conduct “End of Life” Discussions With Patients

    07/17/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/16/14 | Jennifer Popik, JD
    In a recent Politico Magazine article titled, “Let’s Talk About Death Panels,” Harold Pollack urges reviving one of the most notorious proposals that did not make it into the Obama Health Car Law – “advance planning consultations.”During the debate over Obamacare’s enactment, there was considerable controversy over a provision in an early version under which health care providers would have been paid by Medicare to discuss with their patients whether they would want life-saving medical treatment.After former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin dubbed the planning sessions “death panels,” the provision was dropped from the law ultimately enacted.As Pollack...
  • Washington Post: Why Dinesh D’Souza was able to manipulate Costco and Google to boost ‘America’

    07/11/2014 12:12:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/11/2014 | Alyssa Rosenberg
    As Dave Weigel reports in a tart blog post today, conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza recently managed to pull off an impressive marketing feat. D’Souza and his lawyers claimed that despite the hit status of his new book and movie, “America,” Google was deliberately downgrading the project in its search results and Costco had removed the book from shelves for politically motivated reasons. The result? Google bumped “America” up in the rankings and Costco restocked the book. Of course, as Weigel explains, “D’Souza’s book, like his movie [which made $2.75 million in its first weekend], is no runaway hit....
  • Controversy over Facebook Emotional Manipulation Study Grows as Timeline Becomes more Clear

    07/06/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT · by dalight · 21 replies ^ | 6/30/2014 | Gregory S. McNeal
    My colleague Kashmir Hill just reported that Facebook conducted their news feed manipulation four months before the term “research” was added to their data use policy, she writes: However, we were all relying on what Facebook’s data policy says now. In January 2012, the policy did not say anything about users potentially being guinea pigs made to have a crappy day for science, nor that “research” is something that might happen on the platform. Four months after this study happened, in May 2012, Facebook made changes to its data use policy, and that’s when it introduced this line about how...
  • Stone Cold Proof That Government Economic Numbers Are Being Highly Manipulated

    06/26/2014 6:11:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 06/25/2014 | Michael Snyder
    How in the world does the government expect us to trust the economic numbers that they give us anymore? For a long time, many have suspected that they were being manipulated, and as you will see below we now have stone cold proof that this is indeed the case. But first, let's talk about the revised GDP number for the first quarter of 2014 that was just released. Initially, they told us that the U.S. economy only shrank by 0.1 percent in Q1. Then that was revised down to a 1.0 percent contraction, and now we are being informed that...
  • This memo shows that the VA knew of records manipulation in 2010

    05/20/2014 5:47:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/20/2014 | Josh Hicks
    Robert Petzel resigned last week as the top health official for the Department of Veterans Affairs, just one day after testifying before a Senate committee that he knew VA health clinics were using inappropriate scheduling practices as early as 2010. Whistleblowers claim the schemes continued until this year, leading to a recent wave of outrage that sent the VA and White House scrambling to correct the alleged problems and restore confidence in the department. Petzel admitted that he knew of the issue after Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) questioned him about the memo below, in which a top VA executive warned...
  • Reid, Fiorentino to honor LeBron, Giffords, Shapiro, Jones [Wasserman-Schultz Manipulation]

    03/14/2014 4:51:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 3/11/14
    Heat broadcaster Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino will be hosting their annual "Call of the Game" dinner...the Jim Mandich Courage and Commitment Award will be presented to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, with an acceptance speech from congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
  • William Varettoni: A primer on Crimea's road to ruin

    03/03/2014 12:10:41 PM PST · by BlueDragon
    Kyiv Post ^ | March 2. 2014 | William Varettoni
    The crisis in Crimea has been many years in the making, and made it ripe for the taking. To paint Russian leadership as reactionary, ham-fisted hardliners is to ignore a decade of methodical deployment of soft power techniques, patient construction of fifth columns, and the massive incentives Russia has not to blow the place up. Focus on Russia’s military is misdirection; it is absolutely important, but the real benefit to brinkmanship is to make other outcomes seem downright reasonable. In light of recent setbacks, two potential outcomes are both reasonable (when compared to the extremes of military conflict and secession)...
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • Four Year Old Syrian WASN’T Alone In Desert (World media dupes us again)

    02/18/2014 5:35:35 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 14 replies
    Wide Shut ^ | 2/18/2014 | Wide Shut
    eadlines across the mainstream press early this morning reported on the sad story of a four year old Syrian boy found alone in the desert, fleeing to Jordan. for example, published the following: A four-year-old boy separated from his family while fleeing Syria has been found crossing the desert alone. Clutching a plastic bag containing his possessions, Marwan makes his way across the border into Jordan. The brave youngster was helped by United Nations staff who managed to reunite him with his worried family. Skeptical of the emotional shot, I posted a link to the story on Facebook, with...
  • Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men (article)

    01/14/2014 7:56:41 AM PST · by fishtank · 34 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 1-14-14 | Bob Yirka
    Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men 1 hour ago by Bob Yirka report anger ( —Researchers Uri Gneezy, with the University of California and Alex Imasc with the University of Amsterdam have together found that men understand the impact anger has on decision making and use that knowledge to help them manipulate other men when engaging in contests of both skill and strength. They have had their paper describing a study they conducted on the subject printed in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ....
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine

    11/23/2013 4:01:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 23, 2013 | Steve Deace
    This one is truly a “man bites dog” story. Never before has a campaign for a seat on a local community college board mattered so much to so many, and we have Dave Wilson in Houston to thank for it. For Dave Wilson has proven that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Dave Wilson would’ve made C. Thomas Howell’s character in the 1980s cult classic movie Soul Man proud. The Caucasian Wilson took a page right out of that movie’s controversial playbook by leading voters in a largely black district to believe he was also black in order to win...
  • ABC‘s Klein: Tank the Market to 'Shake' Republicans

    10/10/2013 7:14:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/10/2013 | Bradford Thomas
    Political Director of ABC News, Rick Klein pleaded with investors today to tank the stock market in order to “shake things loose” in the GOP ranks. In his ABC’s The Note piece today, Klein seriously proposed a stock sell-off designed for the express purpose of breaking the will of Republicans. When does Wall Street cast its vote? Bipartisan meetings are nice, and new plans that depend on the other side budging certainly can’t hurt at this stage of a standoff. But there may be only one way to jolt the system: SELL. Klein’s rationale: recent talks with beltway strategists suggest the GOP is...
  • Energy Manipulation

    08/14/2013 10:32:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 14, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Why is it that natural gas sells in the U.S. for $3.94 per 1,000 cubic feet and in Europe and Japan for $11.60 and $17, respectively? Part of the answer is our huge supply. With high-tech methods of extraction and with discovery of vast gas-rich shale deposits, estimated reserves are about 2.4 quadrillion cubic feet. That translates into more than a 100-year supply of natural gas at current usage rates. What partially explains the high European and Japanese prices is the fact that global natural gas markets are not integrated. Washington has stringent export restrictions on natural gas. Naturally, the...
  • US Military Caught Manipulating Social Media, Running Mass Propaganda Accounts

    08/14/2013 4:52:09 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 20 replies
    StoryLeak ^ | August 9, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    has been common knowledge to anyone paying attention within the alternative news community for years, but once again the media is now admitting that the US military and intelligence agencies are indeed running massive propaganda campaigns that cover a vast array of online networks.  US military soldier on social media. How many times now has such ‘conspiracy nonsense’ now been reported years later by the mega media as undeniable fact? In the case of the US intelligence propaganda machine that even the New York Times has covered in an article entitled ‘The Real War on Reality‘, we are seeing just...
  • Knives Come Out for U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson

    07/03/2013 11:41:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 64 replies
    The Cable ^ | 3 Jul 2013 | John Hudson
    As the violent standoff between the Egyptian military and President Mohamed Morsy continues, U.S. ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson has become a lightning rod for critics of U.S. policy in the country. The tip of the spear for U.S.-Egypt diplomacy, Patterson's June 18 speech discouraging street protests has come to symbolize the administration's inability to recognize the potency of Egypt's liberal opposition. "Some say that street action will produce better results than elections," Patterson said. "To be honest, my government and I are deeply skeptical." Now, with the Egyptian military's 48-hour deadline for Morsy to yield to protesters demands passed,...
  • BARRON'S: Two Gigantic, Suspicious Sales Of Gold On Friday That Caused The Price To Plunge

    05/19/2013 10:03:56 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-19-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    BARRON'S: There Were Two Gigantic, Suspicious Sales Of Gold On Friday That Caused The Price To Plunge Joe Weisenthal May 19, 2013, 10:34 AM Gold went down the toilet again on Friday, and is now close to revisiting its April lows. This gold weakness is causing a lot of consternation to fans of it who don't understand how the precious metal can keep falling, when central banks around the world continue to press down on the gas pedal. A lot of gold bugs think the price is being manipulated somehow, or that there's some divergence between what's going on in...
  • U.S. Government Investigation Of Gold Price Manipulation

    03/16/2013 7:13:07 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    TMO ^ | 3-16-2013 | Midas Letter
    U.S. Government Investigation Of Gold Price Manipulation Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013March 15, 2013 - 04:16 PM GMT By: Midas Letter Yesterday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the regulator who ostensibly regulates the banks and major financial institutions who participate in the futures and commodities trading business, announced they were going to examine whether prices are being manipulated in the “world’s largest gold market”, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. For long time observers of the gold price and the fundamental and not-so-fundamental influences on its price movements, the announcement might have elicited a gasp of...
  • Alinsky vs. Sun Tzu: How ancient strategy can be used against the Liberal Left.

    01/21/2013 10:12:36 AM PST · by LucyT · 35 replies
    Free Republic ^ | September 19, 2009 | Publius772000
    Refresher Course: "...Saul Alinsky has been discussed in such a matter-of-fact way that many casual observers have heard of him." The following is a list of Alinsky’s 12 rules for upheaval: RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” RULE...
  • So much uncertainty...and the markets go UP? Total manipulation.

    01/14/2013 4:16:14 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies
    Financial News | 14 January 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Markets generally up with all of the uncertainty in the world. Pundits say markets don't like uncertainty. Pundits either ignorant or lying. Next, when and if economies start to improve, are markets going to crash?
  • Giving up on Drudge for a while ....

    01/06/2013 10:51:49 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 93 replies
    vanity | 1/6/2013 | vanity
    I'm giving up on Drudge report for a while, not going to visit it. There is too much subtext going on, incitement and hyperbole, propaganda and manipulation. The picture that often accompany headlines are not in context with the 'moment' but rather stock photographs that portrait an emotion or sense of predicament that the author wants us to feel. Almost every headline for the past few months have been foreboding impending doom of some sort that I don't want to deal with or be reminded about on a daily basis. Just sticking with Fox News, they temper that stuff down...
  • Lawmakers Investigate Obama’s Soviet Style Mind Control

    11/19/2012 5:37:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Western Journalism Center ^ | 11/19/12 | Kris Zane
    Georgia lawmakers sat in a seminar involving the UN’s controversial Cold War era mind control techniques used to move Agenda 21 forward. The seminar, as could be expected, was roundly mocked by the media even though the UN makes no secret of their abominable plans for the world’s future.
  • Jobs Report Overstated by 123k Because Of Lockheed "Delay" Thanks to Obama Rigging the Report

    11/03/2012 9:47:31 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 17 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/03/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate rose from 7.8% to 7.9% for October. The number of unemployed in the US rose from 12,088,000 in September to 12,258,000 in October. An increase of 170,000. The good news is that non farm payrolls increased by +171,000. Bear in mind that these numbers are misleading because Lockheed announced layoffs of 123,000, but was asked by the Obama Administration to delay the layoffs until after the election. So, add 123,000 to the number of unemployed and deduct 123,000 from the NFP jobs created of 171,000. So, the actual increase in...
  • October Surprise: Obama Plans Major Airstrike on Libyan Targets

    10/03/2012 4:25:46 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/3/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, a Defense Department official confirmed to Breitbart News that there is advance planning for a “substantial air package” against targets in Libya. Military sources suggest that this means that flight missions against Libyan targets will include manned flights, not merely drones. The New York Times reported yesterday that the Obama administration is preparing an operation to “kill or capture militants” involved in the Benghazi attack resulting in the murder of our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. According to the Times, the Joint Special Operations Command is putting together “so-called target packages of detailed information about the suspects.”...
  • Libor rate manipulation scandal addressed quickly, says Geithner

    07/18/2012 12:01:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/18/12 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday that he acted quickly and appropriately to deal with problems in a key global interest rate once he realized the rate-setting process was flawed. Geithner, who was then head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said during an interview with CNBC that he sent a memo in 2008 to British banking authorities outlining his concerns about possible manipulation of the London interbank offered rate (Libor). He also said he alerted U.S. regulators.
  • NIGHTMARE: Prosecutors Are Building LIBOR-Related Criminal Charges Against Several Banks

    07/15/2012 6:39:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/15/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    A major for Wall Street has been that this whole scandal over rigging LIBOR (a common index of bank borrowing costs that's used to price hundreds of trillions of derivatives), would be seen by regulators and prosecutors as a chance for a "do-over". And that seems to be happening. Ben Protess and Mark Scott at the New York Times report: The department’s criminal division is building cases against several financial institutions and their employees, including traders at Barclays, the British bank, according to government officials close to the case who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is...
  • The Coming Oil Crash (Good News! Gas Prices Could go Down to $2 a Gallon by Autumn)

    06/20/2012 9:19:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 19, 2012 | Steve Levine
    My mom out in California is elated -- gasoline prices in her neighborhood are below $4 a gallon for the first time in four months. Less so are the world's petro-rulers, who are watching the price of oil -- their life blood -- plunge at a rate they have not experienced since the dreaded year 2008. Industry analysts are using phrases such as "devastation" and "severe strain" to describe what is next for the petro-states should prices plummet as low as some fear. No one is as yet forecasting a fresh round of Arab Spring-like regime implosions. But that's the...
  • "As the Knife Turns" - Mitt Romney Represents Betrayal

    04/24/2012 7:21:07 PM PDT · by publius321 · 8 replies ^ | 4/24/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Language Warning (This video contains brief distasteful language describing a reprehensible candidate): What is more despicable, the infidelity of the adulterer or the harlot with whom it was committed? When I look at Mitt Romney, the repulsive feeling I get is too strong to ignore. It is also a constant reminder of the betrayal by Fox News with their fraudulent coverage. The answer to the question I posed is becoming ever more clear. Neither. Both choices are despicable and I will chose neither. 24 years of this idiocy is enough. (video)
  • The Century Of The Self, Part 4: Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering

    04/03/2012 7:08:38 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine
    BBC ^ | 2002 | Adam Curtis
    Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. This series is a MUST SEE for all those who want to know the truth about the use of subliminal manipulation of the subconscious to induce the "buying of products" - be they consumer goods, policies, or politicians. ,,,and ultimately the creation of "false flag" operations to induce the "nightmares" [nexuses of evil, terrorism, etc.] needed to maintain the allegience to these "products" that only a common enemy can achieve... "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Creator, Adam Curtis, has...
  • The Century Of The Self, Part 3: There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads, He Must Be Destroyed

    04/03/2012 7:03:55 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 2002 | Adam Curtis
    Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. This series is a MUST SEE for all those who want to know the truth about the use of subliminal manipulation of the subconscious to induce the "buying of products" - be they consumer goods, policies, or politicians. ,,,and ultimately the creation of "false flag" operations to induce the "nightmares" [nexuses of evil, terrorism, etc.] needed to maintain the allegience to these "products" that only a common enemy can achieve... "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Creator, Adam Curtis, has...
  • The Century Of The Self, Part 2: The Engineering Of Consent

    04/03/2012 6:57:15 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 2002 | Adam Curtis
    Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. This series is a MUST SEE for all those who want to know the truth about the use of subliminal manipulation of the subconscious to induce the "buying of products" - be they consumer goods, policies, or politicians. ,,,and ultimately the creation of "false flag" operations to induce the "nightmares" [nexuses of evil, terrorism, etc.] needed to maintain the allegience to these "products" that only a common enemy can achieve... "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Creator, Adam Curtis, has...
  • The Century Of The Self Part 1: Happiness Machines

    04/03/2012 6:35:54 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 2002 | Adam Curtis
    Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. This series is a MUST SEE for all those who want to know the truth about the use of subliminal manipulation of the subconscious to induce the "buying of products" - be they consumer goods, policies, or politicians. ,,,and ultimately the creation of "false flag" operations to induce the "nightmares" [nexuses of evil, terrorism, etc.] needed to maintain the allegience to these "products" that only a common enemy can achieve... "The enemy of my enemy is my friend.". Creator, Adam Curtis, has...
  • The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated! (oldie but goodie)

    01/27/2012 2:11:35 PM PST · by combat_boots · 13 replies
    Ether Zone.via VA Land Rights Commission ^ | September 23, 2002, issue of Ether Zone. | By Albert V. Burns
    ...we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of “help determine” public policy in one field or another. They are supposedly being included to get ”input” from the public ... in one of these meetings... will find that there is already someone designated to lead or “facilitate” the meeting. ... Actually, he or she is there for exactly the opposite reason: to see that the conclusions reached during the meeting are in accord with a plan already decided upon by those who called the meeting. The process used to “facilitate” the meeting is called the...