With major “newspapers of record” like the New York Times and Washington Post facing the very real threat of financial destruction, they’ve more than ever become Deep State vanity presses owned by mega-billionaries like Carlos Slim (NYT) and Jeff Bezos (WaPo).
Worse yet, due to doors opened by the likes of NAFTA and Clinton-era telecommunications reform, nearly all major news media have been consolidated into only six mega-conglomerates. Perhaps, then, the further degradation of an already-troubled field shouldn’t be surprising.
Co-opting popular characters and viral keywords like Minnie Mouse, Elsa from Frozen, and “superhero IRL,” the videos feature depraved repeating themes and imagery depicting cheating/infidelity, pregnancy/abortion, simulated sex, dungeon torture, injections, and even defacation and scat eating in their content.
Collectively the channels have many millions of views, presumably from children, but adults who have discovered the channels have found their content incoherent as well as highly disturbing.
What Would Janet Do? Likely Nothing Investors have a light economic data week ahead as all eyes point to the Fed and earnings. On the economic front, we have 2Q GDP. Federal Reserve: On Wednesday (7/26), the Fed will release a statement where everybody will be waiting to see if the Federal Reserve decides to […]
All of a sudden, a military conflict is imminent between India and China. Three weeks ago, out of the blue, Indian troops crossed the Sikkim border and squatted 100 meters inside Chinese territory. They were held there by Chinese border troops. India declared that the 1890 border treaty between China and Sikkim, a formerly independent […]
People are well-warned not to go digging after the Clintons. Here is another one dying of an apparent suicide. Or perhaps being suicided. http://www.ibtimes.com/gop-operative-peter-w-smiths-cause-death-might-not-be-suicide-reports-say-2565737 http://www.latimes.com/politics/ct-peter-smith-death-met-0713-20170713-story.html Reminds me of the Queen song, Another One Bites The Dust. -doublewood *For more, check out the following http://www.touchstoneconnect.com (TSC) post: ANOTHER CLINTON ASSOCIATE COMMITS SUICIDE – REALLY? WELL, I’VE […]
An important 10-part documentary series on China’s deepening of reform, 将改革进行到底, are being aired currently in China. Here are the first two episodes. They are in Chinese only（We will try to find ones with English subtitles…）. http://www.dzwww.com/shandong/sdnews/201707/t20170718_16175950.htm http://heze.dzwww.com/shxw/201707/t20170719_16060512.htm These are essential for gaining an understanding of China’s recent developments and strategic plans under Xi Jingping […]
Investors will turn their attention towards the latest out of earnings as we have a quiet data week. On the economic front, we have Empire State Manufacturing, Building Permits and Housing Starts. Earnings: After our first bout of earnings with the banks last Friday, earnings heat up as investors get to hear from 70 S&P 500 […]
Working much harder than New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ever would After a heavy week on the economic front, investors will turn their attention to the testimony of Fed Chair Janet Yellen in front of the House Financial Services Committee. On the economic front, we have CPI, Retail Sales and University of Michigan Sentiment. […]
We can’t get anything passed him at this point We start off the 2nd half of the year with a shortened trading week for the 4th of July holiday. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate: Non-Farm Payrolls, the […]
*** In the Middle East, a friend of a friend can be an enemy, and an enemy of an enemy can also be an enemy. It is like an Opium Den in which every participant accuses others of breaking the law. *** A Powder Keg The showdown over Qatar triggered tension over two ongoing processes […]
In the wake of news that a CNN producer called the Trump-Russia narrative mostly “bullshit” to boost ratings, classifying journalistic ethics as nothing but “cutesy” relics from journalism school for wide-eyed college kids, I thought the timing was perfect for Volume Two of our visual guide.
The creator of Ethereum, a popular cryptocurrency, was rumored on 4Chan to have died in a car crash two days ago. Despite skepticism, the rumor gained enough steam to be picked up in at least one news outlet (article now deleted), and crash the value of Ethereum from Sunday to Monday (with the lingering aftermath […]
I sent a letter to Senator Tim Kaine, D-VA, regarding the very clear push by globalist influences to abolish cash in the name of “consumer protection,” “reducing crime” and money laundering. It’s an absurd impetus, given that the biggest money criminals (the big banks) are protected by government, and the biggest drug traffickers (the CIA) […]
DNC staffer Seth Rich was gunned down last year on his way home from a local bar. Police said it was most likely a botched robbery. But while derided by the mainstream corporate press as a conspiracy theory, there is concern among people on both sides of the political aisle that Seth Rich was killed for handing off troves of potentially incriminating emails and other material from the DNC to WikiLeaks.
FED Actions This past Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board raised interest rate by 0.25%, the fourth increase since last year. At the same time, it announced that it will reduce the size of its balance sheet by USD 30 billion per month, increasing eventually to USD 50 billion per month. When the FED increases or […]
Investors have a quiet week ahead as summer continues, but “hold my beer” moments are never far away. On the economic front, we have Existing Home Sales and New Home Sales. Fed Members Speak: This week, we have 4 FOMC members scheduled to give speeches across the country. After the second rate hike of 2017, investors […]
The Background In Terms Of Big History The world is moving very rapidly in this generation. The digitization of data and its derivative phenonema have accelerated dramatically in the last five years. As the internet was being universalized, starting approximately twenty years ago, the digital revolution began to turn everything into data en masse, first […]
What Would Janet Do??? The week ahead is highlighted by the Fed statement and the potential to see another interest rate hike. On the economic front, we have Building Permits, CPI, Retail Sales and Michigan Sentiment. Federal Reserve: On Wednesday (6/14), the Fed will release a statement where everybody will be waiting to see if […]
Another Gamble Bungled British PM Theresa May’s gamble of an early election ended disastrously, with the Conservatives losing its majority in Parliament. Aiming to secure a long PM term going into the Brexit negotiations with the EU, May chose to try to get herself reelected when she and her Party had a 20% lead over […]
What is the Bilderberg “Club”? It is not what you would normally think of as a club. Here is how I would describe it. It is an international group of relatively high-powered technocrats and significant economic and political players assembled to serve the Western capital oligarchs. There is no vested membership, just various mailing and […]