Zombie Ideas That Keep on Losing … The worst of today’s political malfeasance is being driven by failed ideologies. Zombie ideas that refuse to die have become enshrined in our collective intellectual legacy. The people behind these have been insulated from the economic costs they impose. Blame the billionaires. – Bloomberg
Dominant Social Theme: There are so many bad memes. Why do people believe in them?
Free-Market Analysis: Bloomberg editorialists seem to make a habit of assuming certain elite memes are accurate and beyond reproach. Maybe they have to sign a document or something. Probably not … but sometimes it seems like it.
This editorial is a case in point. It is actually a summary of many elite anti-memes. By reading this editorial we can discern a lot about the internationalist mindset, and what might be a preferred belief structure. Here’s more:
About a year ago, I reminded people of a letter written to the Federal Reserve in 2010 warning that the central bank’s asset purchases risk “currency debasement and inflation,” none of which occurred. That meme propagated, leading to a series of articles across the blogosphere and mainstream media.
Do you trust the news media? Do you believe that the information that they are giving you is true and accurate? If you answered yes to either of those questions, that places you in a steadily shrinking minority. Yes, on average Americans watch approximately 153 hours of television a month, but for their news they are increasingly turning to alternative sources of information such as this website. Big news channels such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are losing hordes of viewers, and they are desperately searching for answers. Things have gotten so bad at CNN that they have been forced to lay off hundreds of workers. The mainstream media is slowly dying, but they will never admit it. They are still convinced that they can find some way to turn this around and regain the trust of the American people. But it simply is not going to happen. The following are 10 things about the U.S. news media that they do not want you to know…
#1 The level of trust in the U.S. news media is at an all-time low.
According to a Gallup survey that was conducted last month, only 40 percent of all Americans have a “great deal/fair amount” of confidence in the mass media. That ties the lowest level that Gallup has ever recorded.
#2 The news media is far more liberal than the American people.
A field of unregulated genetically modified (GM) wheat has been discovered growing wild in Montana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced.
No varieties of GM wheat have been approved for cultivation in the United States, but this is the second plot discovered growing on its own in less than a year and a half. Like the last such discovery, the new discovery in Montana may have a serious impact on the U.S. wheat export market.
Much of the wheat grown in the United States is exported to Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea — which temporarily suspended imports from the United States following the discovery of GM wheat growing wild in Oregon last year.
Second Monsanto wheat scandal
Between 2000 and 2005, Monsanto conducted field trials on GM wheat plants engineered for resistance to the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup). When efforts to commercialize the wheat were abandoned, all remaining seed stock was supposedly destroyed.
But in May 2013, GM wheat plants exhibiting glyphosate resistance were found growing wild on more than 100 acres in Oregon, in fields that had never been used in the Monsanto trials. Although the company had re-initiated GM wheat research in 2011, supposedly no field trials have yet been conducted on these varieties.
In addition to having essentially no medical qualifications for the newly invented “Ebola czar” post aside from serving as a lobbyist for a pharmaceutical firm, attorney and political operative Ron Klain (shown) is under fire after a video surfaced of him declaring that “growing population” — particularly in Africa — was the “top leadership challenge” for the world today. Critics expressed outrage over the comments, especially considering warnings by demographic experts of an upcoming plunge in population caused by a dramatic decline in birthrates across most of the world. But news reports citing insiders suggest that Obama has even bigger plans for Klain within the administration than exploiting the Ebola scare to advance tyranny.
In a 2008 video-taped interview first highlighted by Gotnews.com and promptly picked up by other alternative outlets such as Infowars, Klain, who served as chief of staff to discredited “global-warming” guru and population controller Al Gore, responds to a question from a Georgetown interviewer about the top challenge facing world leaders. Sitting next to his wife Monica Medina, the attorney and former operative for Vice President Joe Biden declared that overpopulation — not starvation, lack of medical care, war, disease, tyranny, genocide, or poverty — was actually the planet’s biggest problem.
“I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world, and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain explained, echoing a common theme among establishment types who have long publicly expressed their desire to slash the human population under various pretexts. The comments fit nicely with discredited UN “sustainable development” theories about alleged pressure on resources that have little basis in reality.
The Ebola issue has certainly brought the concerns of the average prepper/survivalist to the forefront of American social discussion, and has reminded many of us that time is the most precious of commodities. When I think about how many people I have met in my years as an activist who refused to take any concrete precautions whatsoever, even after receiving adequate warning, I shudder.
The Eureka CPT is still in its infancy, with only a few months of organization and training, and such a quick turning of events certainly adds stress to our efforts to mobilize effectively while there is room to maneuver. The response of individual members, though, has so far been superb.
I am reminded after each training event why it is absolutely vital to have a mixture of skill sets, and why a community of prepared citizens is far more effective than a lone survivalist or lone family. Our medically trained staff have risen to the occasion of late, and have composed Ebola response procedures for the team, which they will be presenting this week. The CPT will then present these findings to the general community in a public seminar designed to educate people as much as possible in measures they can take without the forced “aid” of federal institutions such as FEMA and the CDC. In turn, we will also be sharing our response guidelines with the Liberty Movement in general. I can only imagine how different things would be if we had a CPT in every city and county in the country.
The recent announcement by the Obama Administration that the Department of Defense will soon be activating Ebola “strike teams” to be used domestically leads me to believe that the first spark of a program to introduce medical martial law is at hand. Given the fact that it has been the government’s lack of rational prevention measures that has caused the crisis so far, I think the feds have lost any credibility whatsoever. That is to say, local communities and individuals should not tolerate forced medical martial law by a government that created the problem in the first place.
The part of the Justice Department that prosecutes suspected cybercriminals on behalf of the United States government will soon see some changes as feds find a new way to counter the mounting attacks against American computer networks.
In the aftermath of a series of high-profile intrusions attributed to foreign hackers, Reuters reported on Tuesday this week that the US Department of Justice is revamping its team of prosecutors handling national security issues to ensure that the government’s attorneys are fully prepared to further pursue criminal activity occurring in the cyber realm.
According to the Reuters report penned by journalist Aruna Viswanatha, Assistant Attorney General John Carlin is leading a restructuring effort that aims to more heavily emphasize cybercrime with regards to the national security issues facing America. Such a shift-up involves renaming units to reflect new objectives and recruiting new hires, Viswanatha reported, and “marks a recognition that national security threats have broadened and become more technologically savvy since the 9/11 attacks against the United States.”
“We need to develop the capability and bandwidth to deal with what we can see as an evolving threat,” Carlin told the newswire.
“[T]he threat landscape we face is ever-changing and evolving,”USA Today quoted Carlin as saying. “The idea was we need to get ahead of this threat,”
Maria Espinoza didn’t hesitate when asked if she would hit the streets this weekend with her banners bearing the names of Americans who had their lives snuffed out by killers who weren’t even supposed to be in the country.
As a first-generation American whose father legally emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in the 1950s, she takes it personally whenever a fellow citizen is murdered or killed by an illegal immigrant. Most often, she says, they’re killed by a drunken driver or run over in a reckless act of vehicular homicide, but others have been gunned down by gang members.
“We travel everywhere and try to meet with the families and try to educate them as to what is taking place because you’re not going to hear this from the media,” Espinoza told WND. “How many times do we hear ‘another American was killed today by an illegal alien?’ We don’t.”
That’s why she formed The Remembrance Project in 2009, and now she has agreed to join up with Americans for Legal Immigration PAC and Overpasses for America in nationwide protests against illegal immigration set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25.
Do you feel like you truly understand men? Much has been written about how men don’t understand women, but the truth is that there is a whole lot about men that women don’t understand as well. The point is not to spark a debate about “the battle of the sexes” or anything like that. Rather, it is important for all of us to understand that there is a tremendous amount of confusion about what it means “to be a man” in America today. So many of our young men seem lost, so many of our older men seem defeated and depressed, and all over this country families are completely falling apart. We need to understand our problems so that we can start focusing on solutions. Below, I have shared 17 things about men that most women don’t know. Some of them are funny, some of them are quite interesting and some of them are extremely serious. But all of them say something about where we are as a society today…
#1 When women age, they tend to become attracted to older men. For example, one study found that 20-year-old women are most attracted to 23-year-old men and 50-year-old women are most attracted to 46-year-old men. But the same is not true when we look at men. That same study found that 20-year-old men are most attracted to 20-year-old women and 50-year-old men are most attracted to 22-year-old women.
Here Comes the Internet of Money … Paul Volcker, the acclaimed former chairman of the Federal Reserve, famously questioned the value of financial innovation. He said he saw the point of the automated teller machine (“more of a mechanical innovation than a financial one”), but that was about it. Financial innovation was an unproductive competition for excess profit and a cause of instability. – Bloomberg
Dominant Social Theme: The Internet of Money is a tremendous innovation.
Free-Market Analysis: We’ve noticed a new meme creeping into economic reports: The Internet of Money.
This phrase sounds mysterious and forward looking; in fact, it describes the process of money migrating to non-bank platforms.
The big drama inherent in the Internet of Money is its disintermediation of banks. But in fact, it does no such thing. What it will do, and is already doing, is undermining what´s left of monetary privacy.