Posted on 22nd March 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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They are learning from the American mainstream media. Propaganda works.

Islamic State is known for the horrors and atrocities it commits in the Middle East and beyond – but now the jihadists are trying to improve their image. The militants have been stepping up their online propaganda – posting pictures of fighters playing with cute cats and dogs or holding beautiful flowers

Secrets revealed of how Israel manipulates U.S. public opinion


Posted on 20th March 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Schedule military attacks when the media is distracted by other things


An Israeli air strike in Gaza.

One of the Israeli government’s secrets to manipulating the American media has been revealed for the first time by new research.

Israel habitually launches its most unpopular and, sometimes, deadly attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to coincide with big news events here in the U.S., so that they don’t get too much public attention, according to the study.

The news management is so sophisticated that the Israeli government is especially good about avoiding damaging “follow-up” or “day two” stories about its attacks — stories most likely to include awkward human interest details about the casualties and their families.

So finds a study conducted by Ruben Durante, professor at Sciences Po in Paris, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, professor at the Paris School of Economics Read the study: Attack When the World is Not Watching? International Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

“We find that Israeli attacks are more likely to occur prior to days with very high news pressure driven by clearly predictable events.”

Ruben Durante and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

The findings aren’t just useful for those following the news from the Middle East, but are fascinating for students of marketing, manipulation and propaganda everywhere — from politics to business.


CNN Is Beating the Drums of War


Posted on 16th March 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Guest Post by Paul Craig Roberts

President George W. Bush’s national security advisor, Condi Rice, warned Americans that Saddam Hussein’s (nonexistent) weapons of mass destruction could result in a mushroom cloud going up over an American city. No such threat existed. But today a very real threat exists over all American cities, and the national security advisor does not notice.

The threat issues from Washington and arises from the demonization of Russia and its leadership.

Wolf Blitzer (CNN, March 13) used the cover of a news program to broadcast a propaganda performance straight out of the Third Reich or perhaps from George Orwell’s 1984. The orchestration presented Russia as a massive, aggressive military threat. The screen was filled with missiles firing and an assortment of American General Strangeloves urging provocative measures to be deployed against the Russian Threat. Blitzer’s program is part of the orchestrated propaganda campaign whose purpose is to prepare Americans for conflict with Russia.

It was such irresponsible propaganda and so many blatant lies for a media organization to sponsor that it was obvious that CNN and Wolf Blitzer had no fear of being called on the carpet for spreading war fever. The so-called “mainstream media” has been transformed into a Ministry of Propaganda.



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Posted on 14th March 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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In the age when torture has become “enhanced interrogation techniques”; when the rich are “job creators”; when murdered children are “collateral damage”; it is good to remember these brilliant words from the late, great, George Carlin.



Posted on 6th March 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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This shit is almost too funny to read. The Bureau of Lies & Scams (BLS) just issued their seasonally adjusted, excel spreadsheet enhanced, monthly propaganda data for February. They have the balls to report that an economy that is hemorrhaging energy jobs, seeing retailers close stores by the hundreds, has seen manufacturing new orders decline for six straight months, has corporate profits falling, has real median household income sitting at 1989 levels and has seen 80% of all economic reports miss to the downside is creating 295,000 new jobs in the middle of the coldest, snowiest February in years. The BLS uses classic government logic. When in doubt, lie.

Of course, the BLS is still using their excel spreadsheet Birth Death model to add 132,000 phantom jobs into the calculation for all the small business hiring going on out there. It has already been documented that there are more businesses closing than opening in the US. This adjustment is a farce. It is untrue. It is more likely to be negative 132,000, which would eliminate virtually all the new jobs just reported. As usual the household survey reports an entirely different result than the blaring positive headlines in the corporate mainstream media.

A critical thinking person might wonder how the labor participation rate could go even lower (37 year lows) if the unemployment rate just reached a seven year low of 5.5%. The BLS counts on the faux journalists at CNBC and Marketwatch to not think critically. So you need to go elsewhere for some truth. Here it is:




Posted on 4th March 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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So let me get this straight. The Commerce Department, a Federal Government Agency, reports that health care spending makes up 20.6% of an American family’s annual spending.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, another Federal Government Agency, reports inflation figures on a monthly basis. They provide a weight to each spending item in their CPI calculation. According to these boobs, medical expenditures only make up 7.716% of an American family’s annual spending. Ain’t that a hoot. The only thing funnier is their contention that medical expenses only went up 2.6% in the last year.

Which government boobs should I believe?

Oh yeah. Their job is to mislead, misinform, confuse, obfuscate, and lie. Don’t believe anything the government peddles. It’s nothing but propaganda, designed to keep you docile while you are fucked seven ways from Sunday.

Share of consumer spending on health care hits another record

Published: Mar 4, 2015 4:10 p.m. ET


WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The percentage of money U.S. consumers spend on health care rose in 2014 for the third straight year to another record high, according to one government measure.

Some 20.6% of total consumer spending in 2014 was devoted to health care, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, annual figures from the Commerce Department report on personal expenditures show. That’s up from 20.4% in 2013.

Health-care expenses has been rising for decades regardless of government efforts to control costs. The percentage of consumer spending on health care rose from 15% in 1990, topping 20% for the first time in 2009.




Posted on 3rd March 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Posted on 2nd March 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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The BLS put out their monthly CPI lie last week. They issued the proclamation that inflation is dead. Did you know your costs are 0.1% lower than they were one year ago. They then used these deflation numbers to proclaim your real wages soared last month. It’s all good. The American consumer is so flush with cash, they decided to spend less money for the second month in a row. The Wall Street shysters are so happy with declining consumer spending, declining corporate profits, and a global recession, they pushed the NASDAQ up to 5,000 for the first time in 15 years. Hey!!! That was the year 2000. Things really got better after that milestone.

So we know gasoline prices have plummeted in the last year (but are up 20% in the last month), but I’m trying to think of other things I use in my everyday life that have declined in price. Maybe going through the BLS detailed list will jog my memory. Here is the link to their data:

Let’s see how much deflation we’ve experienced in the last year for things we need to live our everyday lives.

Beef and veal  +22.5%

Ground beef  +21.0%

Steaks  +14.9%

Pork  +7.4%

Ham  +11.5%

Whole Chicken  +6.1%


The Amherst Cauldron


Posted on 24th February 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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 Via Club Orlov

Finishing school for Nazis

[This is a guest post by Albert.]

We have been fortunate to be outside the United States for these past three months, and able to take our news unfogged by the media cabal. The parallel universe occupied by US news is especially poignant when viewing something like the situation in the Ukraine. Lately we have been watching a rebel counteroffensive that had surrounded and slowly exterminated the NATO puppet army in the Donbass region, around the railway hub at Debaltsevo, in a military maneuver called “the cauldron.” It was executed by volunteer foot-soldiers who, armed with small arms and trophy mortars and rockets, scored a massive victory against attacking battalions of Empire’s tanks and heavy artillery backed by NATO drones and AWACs.

The Russians remember “the cauldron” all too well. In the winter of 1941-1942, during the Wehrmacht Blitz on Stalingrad, Germany’s northern offensive was stopped and surrounded in the Valdai Hills near the town of Demyansk. There, nine of Stalin’s armies attacked Field Marshal Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb’s Heeresgruppe Nord (Army Group North) with the objective of breaking the siege at Leningrad and pushing the invaders farther west, away from Moscow. The Germans were facing a vastly superior enemy while freezing in their threadbare summer uniforms.

A cauldron


Existing Home Sales Plunge (and Don’t Blame The Weather)


Posted on 23rd February 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Truth is treason in an empire of lies.

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With homebuilder sentiment slipping, blamed on the weather (despite improvement in the Northeast), Architecture billings down, and lumber prices down, it should not be totally surprising that existing home sales collapsed in January, which they just did tumbling -4.9% against expectations of -1.8% to a worse than expected 4.82 million SAAR (4.95 expected). This was the biggest January drop since 2010, and is the lowest existing home sales since April.

Oh – and before the talking heads blame the weather – the biggest drop in home sales was in The West (with its warm, dry, sunny home-buying climate). Considering that existing home sales most recent peak in 2014 failed to take out the previous government-sponsored peak in 2013 and remains 30% or more below the 2005 peak, and claims that the housing recovery is in tact are greatly exaggerated.

Lower highs and the weakest sales since April 2014


Last year it was the “weather’s” fault, when California led the decline. Guess what: in January 2015, California, aka the “West” again saw the biggest drop:




Posted on 17th February 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Are you fucking kidding me? 84% of the ignorant masses actually believe 20,000 ragheaded camel jockeys in the Middle East who like to make gory Youtube videos and were funded and armed by the good old USA government are a CRITICAL threat to our country. That is the most pathetic thing I’ve ever read. Bernays was an absolute genius and his disciples have perfected the art of propaganda.

The US public education system has succeeded in dumbing down Americans to such an extent, they will believe anything they are told by the government and their MSM propaganda mouthpieces. I’m disgusted to be living amongst so many idiots and non-critical thinking believers. I sure hope it doesn’t take a majority to prevail, because we’re doomed if that is the case.

The Islamic State is seen as the gravest threat to the United States, according to a new poll from Gallup. The group released its latest horror video at the weekend, showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya. The gruesome images have suggested that Isis is expanding its reach into North Africa, far from its current battlegrounds and havens in Iraq and Syria. Egypt carried out airstrikes in response to the beheadings.

84 percent of people in the US consider the Islamic State and international terrorism in general the most critical threats to American security. Iran’s nuclear ambitions and North Korea’s military strength follow with 77 and 64 percent respectively. The conflict between Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels has strained relations between Washington and Moscow in recent months, but nevertheless, tensions with Russia are lower on Americans’ list of potential threats.

Infographic: Americans View ISIS As Their Greatest Threat | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista



Posted on 14th February 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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