Linkfest From The Pathological Corporate State Madhouse
Another week without an update on my China, BRICs and Emerging Markets post. I have a post finished on the topic so it will be going up early next week. But there is so much to report as this control system appears to possibly be entering a new phase of self-created lunacy.
Matt Taibbi on Wall Street’s most devious scam yet. Nothing really new on here but a mainstream realization of the endless fraud of Wall Street enabled by state violence.
I’m a big fan of William K. Black’s truthiness as noted on here many times, (Mostly because of his lovely beard.) including a review of his great book on robbers – CEOs - and banks. Black gives an interview where he accurately cites that the system is ungovernable and has essentially already collapsed. I think millions recognize this. A little teaser. Black notes that Jamie Dimon has presided over the largest crime spree in history. Gotta love truth seekers.
Maryland moves to shut down the NSA. There are those darned pesky state’s rights.
Utah is on track to end homelessness by giving people homes. Thomas Jefferson would be proud. As noted on here many times, Jefferson wanted to give every American their own home. Give. Free. Courtesy of the government. That is still possible today.
Janet Yellen and I were taught to worship capitalism but it is collapsing. Indeed it is. It’s nice to see a mainstream publication in the country that created neoliberalism and capitalism – Britain - actually publish the truth.
Drug cartels recruit military veterans. Job retraining for those disposed of by the corporate state.
Chicken soup for the neoliberal soul. A great piece. We see a lot of this going around in one form or another. All meant to make the pilfering ruling class of financial predators, corporate capitalists and the "investor class" feel good about themselves. The dehumanization of the vast majority of Americans and people around the world by private, for-profit capital isn’t ameliorated by pathology’s faux contrition and dystopian lies about reality.
You know who else collected metadata? The Stasi. What else is left to say? The U.S. police state has many comparatives and none of them are flattering.
Trader’s log shows the Godlessness of Britain’s slave empire. Is there any difference to how humanity is treated today by those of class? Chattel and beasts of burden. They are fed enough to allow them to serve their purpose as slaves.
In the name of love. A profound look at how class in the corporate state rationalizes the suffering it creates in others.
What’s going on at Yellowstone? I highlighted this because of the green energy orbs seen at Yellowstone. Ha! These have been seen elsewhere and are somehow tied into our changing planet. As I have noted in the past, there is ample evidence our planet was/is heating up from the inside. That explains the rising volcanism, tectonic movements, ocean acidification, change in ocean currents and failing magnetosphere. ie Operating above the Curie temperature, the earth’s core creates magnetism through current flow. We are possibly experiencing a reduced current flow due to changes in the temperature delta between the earth’s outer and inner core. Since I have sort of expected this environment and have been writing of it for years, I must also restate that I believe these events are caused by forces beyond our planet. Just as the sun’s behavior is certainly impacted beyond its own inner workings. I’m not sure why this isn’t being pieced together but increased activity at Yellowstone should be no surprise. I certainly have no idea what will happen but a major eruption at Yellowstone could be the end of humanity or close to it. Worrying about something like that is completely ludicrous. What will be, will be. But global cooling even without any volcanism is much, much, much more dangerous than global warming and itself could cause severe hardship for humanity. Who knows. It might be the unexpected final nail in the coffin of capitalism. And, we are almost certainly entering a long period (decades or a few centuries) of climate cooling as noted on here ad nauseam.
The Tyson Gay Debacle. Once again it is this hyper-competitive class-based socioeconomic system of corporate capitalism that encourages people to take undue risks. Gay, Lance Armstrong or countless millions in our society who skirt morality are given many forms of encouragement to do so. That includes others who wish to victimize and exploit people like Gay and Armstrong by encouraging them to cheat for their own self-interested success. This system gives countless millions one shot at success and failure often involves becoming a permanent member of the marginalized, exploited and forgotten class as Eminem noted so eloquently in “Lose Yourself”…. “All the pain inside amplified by the fact that I can't get by with my 9 to 5. And I can't provide the right type of life for my family. Cause man, these goddam food stamps don't buy diapers. And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life. And these times are so hard and it's getting even harder… I've got to formulate a plot fore I end up in jail or shot. Success is my only motherf$$cking option, failure's not. Mom, I love you, but this trailer's got to go. I cannot grow old in Salem's lot. So here I go is my shot. Feet fail me not cause maybe the only opportunity that I got.
The investor class makes huge bets on a bullish future for Wall Street. By the way, the investor class is part of the dumbed-down pathocracy. I wouldn’t be feeling too confident about the ignorance of the financial mob.
American politicians joke about murder. This video has gained substantial popularity. It should really be no surprise. The pathology of those in power is pretty easily appreciated by those willing to open their eyes. There is a palpable devaluation of life, be that human or otherwise, by the pathological.
Hollywood spies for the CIA. Not really a surprise. Much of what comes out of Hollyweird is propaganda for class and the state. In many ways, it is the mouthpiece for the corporate state and capitalism. That’s why Obama is paying entertainers to try to convince the rest of us to sign up for Obamacare.
The war against the working class. It is a war. It always has been. And now that war is no longer covert because this system is collapsing. So, it’s those of birthright privilege, power and authority against the rest of us. There are six billion of us and a few of them. I wonder who will win? lol. Tyranny only exists through generally covert means. When it becomes overt and daily in its need to survive, its failure is imminent.
Do you really need to eat vegetables to be healthy? I think I’m quite well informed about food. But, the reality is, none of us really know as much as we’d like to think we do except that we should eat what is provided naturally and minimally processed.
Leveraged loans scream above par value. lol. Stupid is as stupid does. Again courtesy of the investor class. It’s about time to head to the barber shop for a haircut. Corporate capitalism inherently rewards stupidity. Corporations are institutions of the ego or of control; they suppress merit. That’s the only way they can survive. It’s really little different than the idiocy of state communism.
Glencore’s dumping the copper bag on China. Glencore, the company that Marc Rich founded, (Bill Clinton’s good friend on the FBI most wanted list) has top-ticked almost everything this cycle including their IPO that marked the peak on the commodity bubble.
Cop shoots man’s service dog during son’s birthday party. Simply another example of the devaluation of life in the Godless corporate state. Everything and everyone is disposable in the Borg. Well, except the Borg itself. All this cop had to do if he felt threatened is to get back in his car and get on the loudspeaker to alert the owner to detain his dogs or to call animal control. This is extremely disturbing to anyone who loves animals or respects all life.
Illinois jury acquits citizens of terror charges. A little bit of jury nullification of state violence? I’m not so sure Edward Snowden would actually be prosecuted by a jury of his peers in this nation.
Antibiotic resistance is a man-made plague. And, what we eat perpetuates that plague on a daily basis.
Dramatic recovery from Parkinson’s with a gluten-free diet. But no money for pharma or the medical-industrial complex by simply eating food to cure our ills. Let food be thy medicine – Hippocrates.
The North Star is getting brighter. The discoveries that aren’t explainable by current scientific understand are coming at an alarming rate. In many ways, much of current science has already collapsed. It’s simply that the institutions perpetuating much of junk science still hasn’t received the message.
Fat doesn’t make you fat. Sugar does. Thank you. After 40 years of junk science perpetuated by the hierarchical institutionalization of knowledge is failing. Truth seeks freedom rather than institutionalization.
Chicago issues bonds to pay for police brutality. Is there anything more telling of the state of the state than it using taxes to pay for its endless violence?
How Philadelphia’s DA loots the impoverished. This isn’t new but I just read something that made me remember this. This is a very compelling example of how state violence has become so all-consuming and pervasive that it is an accepted part of our daily lives. We have habituated to our own slavery.
Are vitamins useless? Apparently we are told so in a recent study. You know, one of those studies that always seems to encourage us to become more reliant on the medical-industrial complex.