7 Nov 2013

This One Chart Shows You Who’s Really Controls 'The Land Of The Free'

By Simon Black: Bangkok, Thailand - Check out this chart below. It’s a graph of total US tax revenue as a percentage of the money supply, since 1900.
For example, in 1928, at the peak of the Roaring 20s, US money supply (M2) was $46.4 billion. That same year, the US government took in $3.9 billion in tax revenue.
So in 1928, tax revenue was 8.4% of the money supply.
In contrast, at the height of World War II in 1944, US tax revenue had increased to $42.4 billion. But money supply had also grown substantially, to $106.8 billion.
So in 1944, tax revenue was 39.74% of money supply.
11072013Chart1 This one chart shows you whos really in control

You can see from this chart that over the last 113 years, tax revenue as a percentage of the nation’s money supply has swung wildly, from as little as 3.65% to over 40%.
But something interesting happened in the 1970s.

Central Banksters: The True Centers of Political Power

By : Thorsten Polleit of the Frankfurt School of Finance, and an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute, recently spoke with the Mises Institute about central banksters and fiat money.
Mises Institute: Central banks keep increasing the money supply, and yet it looks like there’s still confidence in those fiat currencies.
Thorsten Polleit: Indeed. Policymakers obviously succeeded in taking panic out of the markets and, at the same time, creating the impression that their actions would “rescue” the economies without causing inflation. Their propaganda turns out to be rather successful.
MI: The strategy that the central banks have been using in recent years appears to be working so far.
Polleit: It clearly shows how far central banks’ manipulations can go to uphold the fiat money regime, which is actually a “monetary Ponzi game.” However, one should be aware of the fact that without severe market manipulations such as the suppressing of interest rates to basically zero, and the printing of new money for propping up ailing banks and governments, the fiat money system would presumably have collapsed already.
MI: So if the current strategy fails, what will happen?

Escaping Doublethink

Stefan Molyneux: Working in military surveillance, violating the non-aggression principal, parent/child communication, the consequences of withholding connection from children, self-erasure, questions not plugs, a human firehose, being assertive and escaping doublethink.

Street Harassment: Reality or feminist hyperbole?

By : Feminist blogs tends to give me the impression that those people live in a fantasy world. Of course, the automatic response is that due to all the white male privilege I enjoy, I’m not able to perceive the plight of the oppressed. Yet another one of those tools of suppression is the recent phenomenon of “street harassment” that leads to the consequence that instead of running errands, women nowadays run the gauntlet whenever they leave the house because there are hordes of men harassing them.
Never heard of “street harassment”? Don’t worry, you’re in good company, because before a few years ago Google didn’t know much about it either.
There is certainly a lot of excitement online nowadays about “street harassment”. I don’t have to link to Jezebel, but other sites you may not be familiar with include Hollaback!, Stop Street Harassment, or a relatively active Tumblr blog with the all-caps title HOW MANY WOMEN FIND STREET HARASSMENT FLATTERING?
I can only encourage you to check out some of those sites since they make for a bemusing reading. Don’t be surprised if something doesn’t make much sense to you. You might even be surprised that “street” is interpreted rather generously. As a warmup, read how Laura was “channeling her inner wonder woman”, not on the street but in a bar:

Interview With An Ordinary Joe - The BBC Sucks O Cocks News

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Greece: The Last Minutes Of The Public Radio Broadcast Before The Riot Police Invasion (ERT, ΕΡΤ)

Perseus999: The last minutes of the public Radio broadcast before the riot police invasion at ΕΡΤ, while journalist Nikos Tsimbidas is surrounded by riot police inside the studio.

Debtonomics of Suicide - Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert with Wolf Richter

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert burning matches at stall speed as the US is now producing as much new debt as goods and services and the rate of currency dilution exceeds the rate of production growth. And what happens when an Empire hits 'stall speed?' They plunder and steal from workers and savers through inflation; or through the NSA 'surveillance.'

DARVO: Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender

By Have you ever marveled at how your abusive wife, girlfriend or ex is able to do and say the most hurtful, underhanded and contemptible things and then portray herself as the innocent victim? Have you ever wondered how she is able to convincingly accuse others, usually her victims, of the abusive behaviors and attitudes of which she is actually guilty? Wonder no more, the answer may be DARVO.
Dr Jennifer J. Freyd, PhD of the University of Oregon identified DARVO in the 1990s at the tail end of the repressed sexual abuse memories hysteria. In spite of its dubious origins, DARVO is a helpful concept with broader applications than Dr Freyd seems to have originally intended. Freyd writes about DARVO in conjunction with her work on betrayal trauma, which I discuss on the original Shrink4Men blog. According to Dr Freyd’s webpage:
“DARVO refers to a reaction that perpetrators of wrong doing, particularly sexual offenders, may display in response to being held accountable for their behavior. The perpetrator or offender may Deny the behavior, Attack the individual doing the confronting, and Reverse the roles of Victim and Offender such that the perpetrator assumes the victim role and turns the true victim into an alleged offender. This occurs, for instance, when an actually guilty perpetrator assumes the role of “falsely accused” and attacks the accuser’s credibility or even blames the accuser of being the perpetrator of a false accusation.”

ObamaCare 'Code' Can't Be Fixed

Politics, Money and Power, Dollars and Sense

SchoonWorks: Darryl Robert Schoon discusses politics, money and power; who has it, who distributes it and where that leaves the rest of us. There is order in the confusion and it is not what we think it is. The future will be better, in spite of humanity. Source

Feminazis: The Underbelly Of A Hate Movement

By Imagine that you are a fly on the wall of a private meeting. The attendees include a legislative lobbyist, an arts council member, a political writer, a bestselling novelist, a communications assistant for a national chamber of commerce, a web developer, a special education teacher and a child care worker.
What do you imagine you would hear in that meeting? Maybe plans to improve children’s education, especially those with special needs? Perhaps a call to mobilize resources to ensure school kids are not attending class hungry, or that they are safe from abuse and exploitation? Maybe you would hear concerns about the quality of education and school budgets during the global recession, or other problems faced by the upcoming and developmental generation of world citizens.
Well, one such meeting has been happening, conducted by well-placed individuals who fill the job descriptions listed above. But educational and welfare improvements were not the topics they discussed.

State Sanction Profits - Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert with Charles Hugh Smith

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert, "remember, remember it's yet again the 5th of November and banksters and conmen still rule" whether with Obamacare's privatization of healthcare or private equity as the new slumlord toll collectors.