Billions of dollars is being poured into an effort to reduce population growth all over the world, and most people do not even know that it is happening. These efforts are often promoted under such labels as “family planning”, “abortion rights” and “public health programs”, but the primary goal is always to get women to have less children. This population control agenda has millions upon millions of supporters all [...]
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A hullabaloo broke out on February 3 after the BLS released its jobs report that indicated that a surprisingly robust 243,000 jobs were created in January, and that the unemployment rate had dropped to an even more surprising 8.3%. Cynics, academics, BLS heretics, BLS true believers, hype mongers, and politicians of all stripes waged a veritable media battle over these numbers that President Obama had serenely trotted out as [...]
With gold holding near the $1,650 area and silver turning positive, today King World News interviewed John Embry, Chief Investment Strategist of the $10 billion strong Sprott Asset Management. When asked where he sees things headed from here, Embry responded, “I think the comparison between silver and (shares of) Apple is excellent in the sense that silver volatility has been horrific. All but the true believers have been knocked out [...]
The president has taken to the campaign trail to promote his “American Jobs Act.” That’s a good name for it: an act. “Pass this bill now!” he declared 24 times at a stop in Raleigh, N.C., and another 18 in Columbus, Ohio, and the act is sufficiently effective that, three years into the Vapidity of Hope, the president can still find crowds of true believers [...]
12:16a ET Thursday, May 5, 2011
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
MarketWatch and Wall Street Journal columnist Brett Arends lately has eased off his disparagement of gold, and with his commentary at MarketWatch yesterday he joined those who have been asking how there can be a bubble in gold when there’s no retail public buying of it. But Arends predicts that gold will become a bubble, which may [...]
GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Monday condemned the killing by U.S. forces of Osama bin Laden and mourned him as an “Arab holy warrior.”
“We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood,” Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, told reporters.
Though he noted doctrinal differences between bin Laden’s al Qaeda [...]
by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds
Beware Of Extrapolating Trends
Extrapolating trends is exciting but misleading.
Manias, bubbles and “momentum investing” all rely on observing a trend and extrapolating it into the future. This is how we get “housing never goes down” and other trends which eventually run out of oxygen.
Consider this example of extrapolation. If you follow basketball at all, either your local high school or college teams [...]
First, foreigners whose money or goodwill or complicity or other forms of support or non-opposition is important to the Regime ….in this case holders of that fake currency known as the dollar and that fraudulent debt known as public bonds and notes at every level of government
Second, Regime toadies, sycophants, loyalists and hirelings who either need the lies for repackaging and repetition in the form of “news” , political, economic [...]