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The Mainstream Media Bet the Farm on Hillary–and Lost

The mainstream media bet the farm on Hillary Clinton, confident that their dismissal of every skeptical inquiry as a “conspiracy” would guarantee her victory. It now appears they have lost their bet. Let’s do something radical and be honest for a moment: the mainstream media has smoothed the path to Hillary’s coronation in countless often subtle ways.

MSM “Opinion” hacks have unleashed unrelenting attacks on legitimate inquiries with accusations of “conspiracy” and obsequious kow-towing headlines such as “Can we please stop talking about Hillary’s health?”

Suggestions that the Clinton Foundation engaged in “pay to play” during Hillary’s term as secretary of state are glossed over; yes, it looks bad, the MSM reluctantly admits, they they hurry to add that no impropriety can be proven in court.

Given the foundation is run by attorneys who obfuscate the meaning of the word “is,” do you really think they’re going to leave tracks that can make it to court?

The Democratic National Committee’s corruption was downplayed, and the mainstream media’s pathetic lack of inquiry was of a piece with old Soviet “news”: a scapegoat or two is cut out of the leadership photo, and the DNC corruption machine moves on untouched.

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“Million-Dollar Parking Spots” – Peak Stupidity has Arrived in Manhattan

Due to Central Bank policies that provide free money to the oligarchs residing in the world’s financial capitals, places like New York City and London are awash in billions upon billions of dollars. As is always the case, these fortunate bailout recipients are more than happy to throw it around in the most absurd of manners. It appears the latest craze in my hometown of NYC revolves around parking spaces, which in one new luxury building in SoHo are selling for $1 million each.

We’ll know it’s all over when Goldman securitizes parking spaces and successfully unloads the paper onto the New York State pension…

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The Co-Op Movement – A Decentralized Solution to Solving Inequality and Avoiding Serfdom?

Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg.

As most of you are well aware, the entrenched power structure has proven itself unwilling to address any of the extreme fraud, crony capitalism and corruption that plagues the U.S. economy. As such, it has become increasingly clear to myself and countless others that the solutions we need must be grassroots and decentralized. I have personally made it a point to encourage people to take matters into their own hands, using whatever tools they have available to make the communities in which they live better for their families and their neighbors.

To that end, I want to highlight this encouraging article from the New York Times titled, Who Needs a Boss?, which explores possibilities worker co-ops provide for workers everywhere. Not only is the pay far better, not only is work engagement considerably more robust, but it restores a sense of community and power to those involved.

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How Bloomberg “News” Censors the News

Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg.

Over the weekend, I was alerted to a fascinating story that I hadn’t read about before. It relates to a piece of investigative journalism led by two Bloomberg News journalists out of Hong Kong. The report focused on the financial relationship between a Chinese billionaire and political leaders and it was being led by Michael Forsythe and Shai Oster. Forsythe and Oster were also the lead reporters on a story that Bloomberg News ran in 2012, which exposed the massive wealth of China’s leadership. That story angered the Chinese elite to such and extent that they stopped buying terminals  from Bloomberg LP for a period of time and also suspended new residency visas for its news employees.

Apparently, the loss of revenue was enough to convince Bloomberg to abandon real journalism, because according to the New York Times, the organization’s head editor, Matthew Winkler killed the story (and Forsythe has since been fired). The journalists had apparently been working on it for a year and were understandably none too pleased to hear about it being shelved…

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Meet the Big Banks’ Latest Slave Product: “Payroll Debit Cards”

Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg

I firmly believe that the biggest domestic policy error over the past generation has been the no-strings-attached bail out of the mega banks in these United States, and their subsequent designation as “too big to fail” and “too big to jail.”  This has given the sociopaths that run these crony organizations a license to steal, and they are doing a great job of it.

So in the latest bank theft product, employers of low income workers are being persuaded to pay their employees via “prepaid payroll cards.”  Not only are these cards typically associated with high fees, but they also discourage employees from using credit unions for their banking needs.

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