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Governing by Fear From Anthrax to Ebola

October 18th, 2014 By James Corbett

...all the reports about this supposed epidemic are based on faulty data provided by governmental agencies that have admittedly lied and covered up such data in the past to promote fear and terror for political and economic ends. There is really only one way to counteract the fear being sown at the moment: ignore it. Tune it out. Turn off the TV and observe the actual world around you.

There is a brilliant video that was floating around the web several years ago in which someone simply spliced together news coverage of the 2001 anthrax scare into a surreal two minute montage of newscaster after newscaster solemnly intoning the words “anthrax,” “anthrax investigation,” “anthrax exposure,” “anthrax attacks,” “antibiotics” and other anthrax-related phrases. In just two minutes the viewer gets a vivid understanding of just how much of a role the media played in spreading the fear about the anthrax “attacks,” a series of anthrax-laced letters that were sent through the U.S. postal system in the wake of 9/11.

Ron Paul on Ebola Fears

 

            The anthrax letters ended up killing just five people out of an American population (at the time) of nearly 285,000,000. As ludicrous as it was, in retrospect, for the average American to be scared about dying from anthrax in 2001, how much more ridiculous was it that the topic was discussed daily as I went to open the mail at the commercial real estate office I was working at at the time? In Canada. Where no letters were ever sent, no o...

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The Markets Are Spooked

October 15th, 2014
By James Corbett

This does not seem to be the end of the track for the Fed's gravy train just yet, though. The Monday sell-off was not based on any new data or earnings reports, just a general spookiness working its way through the markets...

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Banker Admits Libor Conspiracy

October 11th, 2014
By James Corbett

...no executives will suffer so much as a sleepless night over the massive, systemic manipulation of the Libor rate and whatever system is brought in to take its place will be gamed in another way somewhere down the road.

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A New Floor or Ceiling for Gold

October 8th, 2014
By James Corbett

As the long-term store of value that most gold investors understand their gold holdings to be, nothing has happened to change the bigger picture for gold.

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Building Blocks of World Government With Treaties and Trade Deal

October 6th, 2014
By James Corbett

Given the high stakes these agreements involve, why have we heard almost nothing about them? The obvious answer is that the rich and powerful interests that stand to benefit the most from these treaties are in bed with the interests that own the media outlets most people rely on for daily news.

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Remembering Stan Monteith

October 1st, 2014
By James Corbett

Like Bob Chapman who passed away before him, Doctor Stan was part of a generation of pioneers who laid the groundwork for the modern alt media movement.

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Dance of the Whirling Diplomats

September 27th, 2014
By James Corbett

Of course, it's all hypocritical nonsense. America's closest allies in the Gulf, including the dictatorial House of Saud and the Qataris have been among the biggest suppliers of arms and funds for the Syrian jihadis.

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Bad Week for Big Pharma

September 24th, 2014
By James Corbett

This is spooking the market right now, which is worrying how this is going to eat into the bottom line of what could have been lucrative deals.

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Fed Parlor Tricks Continue

September 20th, 2014
By James Corbett

A near-zero rate is a tacit admission that the economy is so dismal that any extra burden on bank lending would squeeze up the credit markets entirely.

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Parallels to 1937

September 17th, 2014
By Robert J. Shiller

There is a name for the despair that has been driving discontent – and not only in Russia and Ukraine – since the financial crisis. That name is the new normal...

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Big Savings in May from Mountain House

May 21st, 2013
By The Freeze Dry Guy

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Robert Chapman Gold Coin

Bob Chapman Gold Coin A gold coin to honor Bob Chapman. A special offer from Central Metals Corp.

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Bob Chapman

The creator of the International Forecaster, Bob Chapman.