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Marginalized Debate

The media has made a big to-do about the Rick Santelli "rant" on CNBC recently. The first thing that anyone needs to know about the media is that it is never intentionally meant to be informative or helpful in a way that affects their lives in a meaningful and positive way. What the media IS meant for is selling products and controlling information to serve the interests of those who run it. Any instance of the contrary is unintended or accidental. That said, let us all please avoid the fantasy that this "rant" we all witnessed was a moment of truth slipping through the cracks or that it was anything other than a staging point for controlled and marginalized debate. This particular type of propaganda always reminds me of a conflict one might have with someone who is completely wrong or crazy yet some incense-burning, age of Aquarius conscious wacka-doodle floats out of the woodworks and insists that "there are two sides to every story and the truth is somewher…

'Dark Era' Over

The Middle East/Central Asian invasions in Iraq and Afghanistan are most likely proceeding as originally planned in terms of the timeframe since their respective beginnings. As I've said, the main reason for a decline in violence in Iraq is that most people have simply fled the country for Iran or Syria. Syria has extended its refugee migration limits every year since 2005 with President Assad himself saying in 2007 that "Syria cannot turn a blind eye" to the severity and enormity of the humanitarian crisis. For their trouble they tolerate illegal US military activity inside their own borders on a regular basis including a missile strike in September 2008 which left dozens dead and at least that many injured including innocent civilians. This operation was conducted under the auspices of "the pursuit of terrorists", the usual end-all excuse for US military operations anywhere. Now that violence is within an "acceptable level", a new phase of long-term…

Bailout Reality

In this latest central bank caused bust phase of our economy, we've seen the usual fascist/communist federal government bailout which subsidizes huge corporate losses. This time, and since October 2008, the amount has already reached the two trillion dollar mark. But for whom are these bailouts issued and for what purpose? The answer is simple and concomitantly two-fold. One, the bailouts were for corporate and bank insiders and two, the general population is once again purposely left out. This sustains the continuity of the debt-based, fiat money economy scam that has plagued and impoverished human civilization for over two hundred years and keeps the masses too weak to revolt against it. If, as all the "experts" on the media networks say, our economy is consumer-based, then why not issue trillions of dollars worth of bailouts to the American people themselves? Why not issue that same amount of money for cancelling out the entire mortgage debt of every American family w…