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The Whole System Is Rigged

From elections to media to the markets, it's all controlled
Friday, August 31, 2018, 7:57 PM

Crop failures have hit hard across Europe. Australia is under an intense drought. Warm water representing ‘archived heat’ has penetrated deep into the arctic.  Coral reefs are dying through mass bleachings. The stocks of ocean fisheries are in deep trouble. Insect and bird populations remain in a state of collapse.

It couldn't be any more clear that our society's demands for ever-more "growth" are taking an increasingly dangerous toll. "Growth" is now the enemy of life on the planet; yet there are precious few leaders willing to admit as much. 

What we need is less pressure on vital ecological systems and precious remaining resources. But good luck finding a politician willing to admit that. » Read more

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The Real Villians Rigging US Elections

The Real Villians Rigging US Elections

Our own political parties are far more to blame than "the Russians"

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Off The Cuff: It's Getting So Bad They Have To Lie

Ever more dirty tricks are needed to keep the masses fooled
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:23 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

  • The B.S. Spewed By The BLS
    • The birth-death model outputs have become a huge joke
  • It's Getting So Bad They Have To Lie
    • We're getting more fake stats to try to hide reality
  • Dirty Politics
    • From the US primaries to the Brexit, dirty tricks are the norm
  • Crony Corporatism
    • How the government is enabling companies to gouge consumers

"When it becomes serious, you have to lie"

~ Jean Claude Juncker, former head of the EU

Statistics that can not possibly be believed by anyone looking at the actual evidence. Election results that in no way match the exit polls. Yet, somehow, the outcomes tend to overwhelmingly favor those on the side of maintaining the status quo.

We are at the point in this global journey where it's getting harder and harder for those in power to hide the weakness, injustice and rot within the system. So, like Juncker, they're resorting to more and more lies, more deception, more backroom swindling to maintain the facade that everything is working fine.

In this week's Off The Cuff, Chris and Mish use recent economic statistics and the elections in the US and the EU to show just how desperate the lies are becoming. Which is an important sign that we're getting close to the point when..

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Brad Friedman: Why To Be Suspicious Of Every Election

Electronic voting machines have opened up Pandora's box
Sunday, May 29, 2016, 12:26 PM

Long an 'exporter of democracy' to the rest of the world, there is ample evidence that the United States lacks even the most rudimentary, basic protections necessary to preserve voting integrity within its own borders.

Some of the evidence is circumstantial, some is statistical, and some is pretty direct and clear-cut. Taken together, a pattern that emerges strongly suggesting that ever since voting machines, electronic voting machines were introduced in the United States, we’ve had a string of suspect election results that frankly are not consistent with a free and fair voting outcome.

This week, we're joined by Brad Friedman, election integrity analyst to understand better the systems and practices currently in place to collect and tally votes in America. As we gear up to elect our next president, it's clear that numerous concerns exist about the state of 'free and fair' voting in our country.
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Off the Cuff: The Biggest Bubble

a.k.a.: Life as we now know it
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 11:31 PM

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish discuss:

  • The Beginning of the End of the Eurozone?
    • The disgruntled citizenry is voting its mind
  • Mal-investment Everywhere
    • But the bond market is likely to crack first
  • No Exit
    • After 5+ years, the Fed is as stuck as ever
  • The Biggest Bubble
    • A.k.a: Life as we know it