Alex Jones, YouPorn and the New Resistance

  Rey; "How do we rebuild The Resistance from this...?" Leia: "We have everything we need." -- The Last Jedi Monday's coordinated hit on Alex Jones and InfoWars was an act of desperation.  Control of information is one of the pillars of social control and Jones, for all of his faults, is a threat to … Continue reading Alex Jones, YouPorn and the New Resistance

Interview – Fault Lines on the Limits of Facebook’s Reach

It's a quick 20 minutes going over the ways in which social media companies, in particular, Facebook use their immense market power to first bring everyone onto the network and then stifle debate and create a non-neutral environment where moral preening and virtue-signaling poisons the most important relationships you had previously to joining the network … Continue reading Interview – Fault Lines on the Limits of Facebook’s Reach

Private Blog – Market Report for 8-1-2018

The latest Market Report is up for Patrons.  I discuss the monthly closes for Gold, Bitcoin and Facebook as well as talk about changes in U.S. policy towards Afghanistan while the Japanese Bond Market rattles all sovereign debt markets. The Private Blog is available to Patrons starting as just $4/month.

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Turkey Flips to BRICS while Assad Just Flips off Bibi

There is nothing more frustrating in American politics than discussing Israel.  Nothing.  It is difficult to maintain a balanced view of the situation when many people are ready to lynch you for putting a word wrong in relation to 'our greatest ally.' And like many of the real issues underlying the Culture War between the … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Turkey Flips to BRICS while Assad Just Flips off Bibi

Facebook – The Anti-Social Network

"I thought we were gonna get television. The truth is... television is gonna get us." —Dick Goodwin, Quiz Show When Mark Zuckerberg went to Capitol Hill earlier in the year I knew Facebook was in serious trouble. Ostensibly, he was there to apologize to us about how Facebook used customer data so cavalierly. But, really he … Continue reading Facebook – The Anti-Social Network

Is the End of Facebook Nigh?

Last fall I warned you Facebook has a fundamental problem. More and more people were realizing it and it would have an effect on the company's business going forward. Here's the jist of it: ...the biggest problem with Facebook is it’s all fake intimacy; a pale simulacra of real life interactions with people you are supposed … Continue reading Is the End of Facebook Nigh?

Joker, Hitler, Burglar, Spy — The Four Stages of Trump

Donald Trump is the most divisive American political figure of my lifetime. Even Ronald Reagan wasn’t treated like this.  Back then the real powers in the U.S. used their full control over the narrative to keep Reagan on a short leash. Reagan, like Trump, was a Master of Media.  They both are what Scott Adams … Continue reading Joker, Hitler, Burglar, Spy — The Four Stages of Trump

In U.S., Sometimes CIA Eat You

The First U.S. Civil War is here. The real Civil War. The one between We the People and the Government itself. The U.S. Civil War fought by Lincoln is badly mis-named.  Rightly considered it was a war to prevent independence of the South from the united States (not a mistake in capitalization).  The South seceded. Just like … Continue reading In U.S., Sometimes CIA Eat You