If you haven't started a Survival Bible or have some holes in the one you've got, this is an excellent place to visit.
Wow, are the rats scampering, or what?
Tucker Carlson has cracked open a story about a group of liberal-leaning journalists (and their supporters) - from some of the biggest online and print publications around - that openly colluded to manipulate the news. They discussed and planned their strategy on a chat-room of sorts called, "JournoList".
There's a shock, huh?
The big story had to do with these vermin trying to bury the Jeremiah Wright/Candidate Obama story. Their plan was to ...... wait for it...... use the Race Card to sully the reputation of a number of conservative pundits.
"Journalists" from the Huffington Post, Salon.com and a butt-load of other sources are now in major-league Damage Control mode. It is such a pleasure to watch!
I'm not going to provide links to the articles on their sites - I don't want to directly help to increase their ad revenues. There are enough articles on the Internet right now for you to get a flavor of what's going on. Pick a couple of the offending sites and read their articles if you want a real good chuckle.
One thing that was incredibly disturbing - once you connect a couple of dots - was a suggestion from these socialists that the federal government take steps to shut down Fox News. When their license came up for renewal, simply don't give them a new one.
Guardian columnist Daniel Davies, who said he was "genuinely scared" of the network, reportedly said "peer pressure" and "self-regulation" were not working.Does anyone else remember when the White House was shutting Fox out of interviews and the like? From October 2009 -
"In order to have even a semblance of control, you need a tough legal framework," he said.
According to the report, UCLA law professor Jonathan Zasloff urged the federal government to stop the network.
"I hate to open this can of worms, but is there any reason why the FCC couldn't simply pull their broadcasting permit once it expires?" he wrote.
Last week, White House communications director Anita Dunn said Fox News operates "almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party."The tactic blew up in their face, since most liberal journalists acknowledged that Fox was a news organization, and they recognized how wrong and dangerous this could be.
On Sunday, Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's chief of staff, said, "It is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective."
Still, the Executive Office of the United States Of America was actively trying to take Fox out of the equation. They were attempting to discredit the credibility of the most successful cable news network in the country. Get them discredited, and you can pull their credentials.
Viola! No more "mean" press.
Wow, just like the JournoList guys suggested. Very totalitarian-like, huh?
I don't understand Technical Stock Analysis very well. They use historical charts and trends, plug the information into proprietary algorithms. It is one of the tools that big-time investors use to make their buy/sell decisions.
Over the past few months, I've been seeing a number of articles on smallish web sites talking about how things don't look so good. Apparently, the charts and trends look an awful lot like they looked just before the Great Depression.
No one in the MSM was talking about this. Until now -
The crash of the Dow Jones Industrials in 1929 was signaled by the development of a well defined head and shoulder pattern, seen most clearly in its monthly chart. It is a reliable pattern that captures the behavior of investors who are becoming increasingly disillusioned about the future prospects for economic growth.I've been out of the stock market for almost 3 years now. I've got no skin in that market. What is important about this is that the Dow is kind of the bellwether that most of America uses to determine how the economy in general is performing.
They hear about the Dow being up or down every day on the nightly news. For many people, it is their ONLY connection to economic news.
If the Dow crashes like these Technical guys are saying, Main Street America is going to panic. Big time.
In totally unrelated news - I'm sure - the FDIC has permanently increased the deposit insurance level from $100,000 per depositor to $250,000 per depositor.
Ya think they might be worried about a run on banks in the event of a crash in one or more financial markets?
Accept The Challenge
If you haven't put together a Survival Bible - a printed list of skills and emergency information - PLEASE do so now. Have a copy on your computer, on a thumb drive off site, and a hard-copy that is protected from water.
Remember PACE - Primary, Alternate, Contingency and Emergency: Have multiple plans, sources and OPTIONS for each item in your emergency plan. Assume failure for at least each of your primary plans.
PLEASE keep in tune with what is happening economically. Along the lines of PACE, have multiple sources of information. Don't just read the Main Stream Media, read opinions from all viewpoints - good, bad and ugly. Sometimes the "tin-foil hat" guys get it right!
Sort through the information, decide for yourself what makes sense and what seems like a logical trend, and act accordingly. "Act" being the operative word. Passivity right now is not a good trait to have.
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