20-Year CBS News Veteran, Sharyl Attkisson, Details Massive Censorship and Propaganda in Mainstream Media

Earlier this week, I published a piece titled, Former CBS Reporter Accuses Government of Secretly Planting Classified Docs on Her Computer, which I thought was incredible in its own right, yet the information in that post seems almost trite compared to the flood of information Attkisson has revealed to the New York Post’s Kyle Smith.

These excerpts will confirm all of your worst suspicions about mainstream media…

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Forget “Free Trade”–Focus on Capital Flows

In a world dominated by mobile capital, mobile capital is the comparative advantage.

Defenders and critics of “free trade” and globalization tend to present the issue as either/or: it’s inherently good or bad. In the real world, it’s not that simple. The confusion starts with defining free trade (and by extension, globalization).

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UK Foreign Secretary Hammond doesn’t understand RIPA “external” communications


U.S. Mint Gold Coin Sales Near 60,000 Ounces In October – Swiss Gold Initiative Leading To Increase In Demand?

U.S. Mint Gold Coin Sales Near 60,000 Ounces In October – Swiss Gold Initiative Leading To Increase In Demand?

The U.S. Mint sold 59,500 ounces of American Eagle gold coins so far this month – the most ounces of American Eagle gold coins sold since bullion coin inventory stocking in January.


U.S. Mint Silver Eagle, 2014 (1 Ounce)

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SK: The Kaiser System

Stacy Summary: For tomorrow’s Keiser Report we interview Peter Bach, director of Sell Off; and Dr. Bob Gill, one of the doctors featured in the documentary about the sell off ...

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“Stop Thanking Me for My Service” – Former U.S. Army Ranger Blasts American Foreign Policy and The Corporate State

I have to admit, whenever I find myself in the midst of a large public gathering (which fortunately isn’t that often), and the token veteran or two is called out in front of the masses to “honor” I immediately begin to cringe as a result of a massive internal conflict. On the one hand, I recognize that the veteran(s) being honored is most likely a decent human being. Either poor or extraordinarily brainwashed, the man or woman paraded in front of the crowd is nothing more than a pawn. Even if their spouse hasn’t left them; even if whatever conflict they were involved in didn’t result in a permanent disability or post traumatic stress disorder, this person has been used and abused, and thirty seconds of cheering in between ravenous bites out of a footlong hotdog from a drunk and apathetic crowd isn’t going to change that. I don’t harbor negative sentiments toward the veteran…

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[KR672] Keiser Report: Nudging, Bludgeoning & Pigeoning

Both of us in a double-header discuss nudging citizen-consumers like pigeons and mental patients into behaving as the technocratic elite wish them to behave – more consumption, more selfies, more fatal masturbation. This behavioural outcome is achieved through rewarding desired behaviour with plastic trinkets and poker chips which make the subjects being controlled feel empowered by their decisions to behave as their controllers had wanted them to. We look at examples of successful nudging in the UK where the electorate is bought off with games of chutes and property ladders for correct behaviour. If nudging does not work, however, there is always bludgeoning as is done in the US where the Inland Revenue Service has been seizing the bank deposits of non-complying citizen-pigeons who have not incurred massive debts.

Here is the referenced Adam Curtis piece on BBC blog.

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We Don’t Have One Problem–We Have Three Interlocking Sets of Problems

The additional sets of problems added as “solutions” only guarantee that the third and final crash of asset bubbles just ahead will be far more devastating than the crashes of 2000 and 2009.

The conventional view tacitly assumes the global economy is dealing with one problem: recovering from the Global Financial Meltdown of 2008-09. Stimulating a “recovery” has been the focus of central banks and states everywhere.

Short-sighted political expediency is a hallmark of the modern state’s reaction to crisis, but political expediency isn’t the only flaw in the central banks/states’ obsessive focus on “recovery;” it’s not even the primary flaw.

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Omniscient Federal Reserve Captures The Capital Market, For Now. Gold Beckons.

Omniscient Federal Reserve Captures The Capital Market, For Now. Gold Beckons.

A cursory glance at the various financial news media this morning shows nothing particularly unusual for these unusual times. The ECB have paraded a list for stress tested banks and the market shrugged. However, there is a disturbing thread running through most of the stories to which we have become immune but which would have been considered highly unusual at almost any time in the twentieth century. And that thread is the influence of the Federal Reserve in practically every key market in the world.

 

The markets have become increasingly captured by Federal Reserve policy, watching what might be and what might change. “Schrodinger’s Cat” is the name given to the idea that the observer (Federal Reserve) of an experiment can by virtue of their very presence affect the subject (Markets) being observed. The Federal Reserve is far, far from a passive influence within the markets, poised to prop up the market should an unthinkable catastrophe threaten, no, now they are THE market.

They control almost every facet of the market directly or in most cases indirectly. They have almost limitless power to monetise debt and force their will on the market for as long they wish or along as enough people believe in them in the absence of alternative. And therein lies the keys: market confidence and acceptable alternative monetary systems.
Reuters report that, among other factors, last week’s slight weakness in gold was caused by fears that the Fed might signal their intention to raise rates at the conclusion of their two-day meeting tomorrow. This, despite the Fed signalling last week that rates may have to remain at their current rate in light of the situation in Europe. Bloomberg reports that the Fed is expected to keep rates stable. The Wall Street Journal doesn’t offer an opinion on the outcome but regards the issue as one of great importance.

What we find odd is how a central bank, whose function is to act as lender of last resort to banks in times of crisis has expanded its mandate to micromanage the economy itself. During the twentieth century such a scenario could never have occurred in the U.S. and Western Europe. It would have been equated with the Marxism and central planning of the Soviet Union.

Robert Fitzwilson defined capitalism succinctly in his interview with KWN on Sunday: “Capital used to be derived solely from hard work, ingenuity and productivity as a surplus after costs. That surplus capital was utilized for reinvestment by the owner or sent through financial intermediaries such as banks to people in need of capital for productive purposes.” He went on to explain how this principle has been undermined: “That centuries-old system has been virtually made irrelevant by the modern ability of the central banks to create and supply unlimited amounts of what serves in our day as capital, fiat currency.”

Now, this new style of capitalism may be viable – we wouldn’t claim to know – but it depends entirely on the honour and integrity of the people managing the system. Marxism was similarly dependent. And if “by their fruits you shall know them” then it is quite clear that the system is being managed by oligarchs on behalf of their cronies. Noam Chomsky muses over how the cures prescribed by the rich for the poor always fail but still seem to have the unforeseen consequence of making the rich even more wealthy. Over the weekend Hillary Clinton echoed the claim made by president Obama that it was the federal government and not businesses who create employment as reported by Zerohedge. Are we in the midst of the transition from free-market economy to a centrally planned one? Is this the dawn of the U.S.S.A.?

In Europe the situation is no different. The experience of peripheral nations like Ireland and Greece show that the so-called troika have taken upon themselves the job of managing national economies (while reneging on their duties such as acting as a lender of last resort). The ECB removed democratically elected scoundrel Berlusconi from office in Italy only to replace him with a former Goldman Sachs banker.

So what does this mean for owners of gold and those considering acquiring it? We cannot begin to speculate. But we would look at the experience of every other centrally planned economy in history and note that it ended in currency collapse, massive wealth destruction and tears. Our usual prescription still applies. We advise clients to own gold in fully segregated and fully allocated accounts in ultra-secure vaults in the safest jurisdictions in the world.

See Essential Guide to  Storing Gold In Switzerland here

GOLDCORE MARKET UPDATE
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,228.25, EUR 967.58 and GBP 762.23 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,230.50, EUR 970.58 and GBP 764.29 per ounce.
Gold and silver both finished last week down at 0.53% and 0.52%.

Spot gold closed at $1,226.38 yesterday and spot silver closed at $17.11 per ounce. A Bank Holiday was observed in Ireland on Monday.

Investors and traders are focused on the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) regular meeting today and tomorrow. Wednesday afternoon’s policy statement will be very closely scrutinized by the market place. Most believe the Fed will formally end its monthly bond-buying program, called QE(quantitative easing)3.

A delay in any interest rate rise by the U.S. Fed could boost gold, a non-interest-bearing asset.

In London, gold in Swiss storage traded up 0.2% at $1,227.86 an ounce by 1033 GMT, off an early low of $1,222.20 an ounce, its lowest since October 15th. U.S. gold futures for December delivery were down $1.40 an ounce at $1,227.90. In other precious metals, spot platinum was up 0.3% at $1,251.90 an ounce and spot palladium gained 1% to $785.25.

Data reported yesterday showed China’s net gold imports from Hong Kong jumped to a six-month high in September as purchases ramped up ahead of its National Day holiday.

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Systemically Important Pic-A-Nic Basket Yogi

Two couples went on a picnic together in Jellystone Park.  One couple was Mastercard & Visa.  The other couple was American Express and Discover.  Along came a grizzly bitcoin bear named Boo Boo.  The Amex/Discover couple asked the MC/Visa couple “Do you think we can outrun that grizzly bear?”  The MC/Visa couple said “It’s hard to say for sure, but we’re not worried about outrunning Boo Boo.  We just need to out run you two.”

After winning the foot race, Mastercard & Visa sat down to enjoy their pic-a-nic when suddenly who appeared…

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More consumption, selfies & fatal masturbation!


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