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Power Elite Bans Classic Books in US, Seeks Exclusive Narrative
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – by Staff Report
Catcher in the Rye dropped from US school curriculum ... Schools in America are to drop classic books such as Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye from their curriculum in favour of 'informational texts'. American literature classics are to be replaced by insulation manuals and plant inventories in US classrooms by 2014. A new school curriculum which will affect 46 out of 50 states will make it compulsory for at least 70 per cent of books studied to be non-fiction, in an effort to ready pupils for the workplace. – RT
Dominant Social Theme: Telling stories is so "last year."
Free-Market Analysis: Fahrenheit 451 and other books about censorship got it wrong. The powers-that-be don't want to ban books, they want to ban STORIES.
This is the inescapable conclusion for those of us who believe in directed history. Over the past decade of covering the world for various proprietary blogs, it's become clear to us that most human events are manipulated by a small, sociopathic elite that controls central banking around the world. Read More

Another Meme Sours? EU Peace Prize Generates Continued Debate
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – by Staff Report
Not so noble: EU's Peace Prize win sparks debate over legitimacy ... The European Union's presidents have received this year's Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the 27-member group. However, growing numbers of critics have pointed to the EU's economic and foreign policy failures, arguing the prize is undeserved. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz have accepted the 930,000-euro ($1.2 million) award on behalf of the EU. – RT
Dominant Social Theme: We didn't know an organization could win a Nobel, but, hey ... it's great, anyway. Especially when it's the peace prize! Ignore the gripers ...
Free-Market Analysis: When the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize was announced as the EU, the entire press corps (those in attendance) reportedly let out a united groan. This was certainly an unusual reaction for the top reporters of a bought-and-paid-for press. Read More

Vatican Calls for Global Genocide
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – by Staff Report
It was reported that the Vatican sought "a supranational authority" which would have worldwide scope and "universal jurisdiction" to guide and control global economic policies and decisions. China's new push for closer ties with Russia, the growing intrusions from the United Nations with regards to control of the Internet and the latest remarks made by the Catholic Church all point to a new world order that will set in stone a path the world may not be able to recover from. – Activist Post
Dominant Social Theme: Global is the new good.
Free-Market Analysis: According to Andrew Puhanic, contributor to the alternative media website the Activist Post, the Vatican (the Pope) has called for world government and a New World Order ...
He writes that the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has recently made a speech at the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (Monday, December 3, 2012) calling for the "construction of a world community, with a corresponding authority [serving] the common good of the human family." Read More

Kidnapped Doctor Rescue Was Probably Black Op After All
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – by Staff Report
Covert Ops and Black Ops and Special Ops. And SEAL Team Six. And Homeland on TV, too! ... Guess what? Ops are in ... Ops even have their own trade show! But they are not usually meant to be photo ops...except when they are. Whether or not "The Op" is meant for public consumption, they do have a tendency to pop up in the news cycle. In fact, there are many news stories that are really just cover stories for Ops. You have to look hard at the reporting to see through the cover story or past the fluttering rhythms of a false flag. And you have to listen closely to hear those catch phrases or odd details that fit the well-worn pattern of Ops dating back to those halcyon days of CIA coups and assassination plots and sparkling disinformation campaigns. It just takes a bit of background research and a little practice. Luckily, we've got a teachable moment hanging right in front of us. It's just drip-drying after coming through a quick rinse in mainstream news
cycle. You know that kidnapped doctor rescued by SEAL Team Six over the weekend? ... – My FireDogLake
Dominant Social Theme: Another capture of a deserving innocent. Yay, SEALS!
Free-Market Analysis: When we read about the good doctor's rescue, the thought flashed through our collective pointy heads that it was probably not exactly what it seemed to be. Read More

Expanding Covert Warfare Makes Us Less Safe
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – by Ron Paul
Ron Paul Earlier this month we learned that the Obama Administration is significantly expanding the number of covert Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) agents overseas. From just a few hundred DIA agents overseas today, the administration intends to eventually deploy some 1,600 covert agents. The nature of their work will also shift, away from intelligence collection and more toward covert actions. This move signals a major change in how the administration intends to conduct military and paramilitary operations overseas. Unfortunately it is not a shift toward peace, but rather to an even more deadly and disturbing phase in the "war on terror."
Surely attacks on foreign countries will increase as a result of this move, but more and more the strikes will take place under cover of darkness and outside the knowledge of Congress or the American people. The move also represents a further blurring of the lines between the military and intelligence services, with the CIA becoming more like a secret military unto itself. This is a very troubling development. Read More

Budget Farce Suggests Term Limits Needed
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – by Staff Report
John Browne Put simply, the fiscal cliff debate is an illustration of staggering political cowardice. Politicians of both parties are unwilling to ask voters to pay for all of the big government promises that they made on the campaign trail. They would rather risk the country's long term future than risk losing the next election. As a former elected legislator, I can assure them that their offices are not worth the price they are asking us, the voters, to pay.
Big government is hugely expensive. Beyond the costs in money, the regulations and political intrusions of an all-controlling nanny-state government create economic disincentives. Already, the fiscal cliff debates have inflicted severe damage on the U.S. economy by magnifying an existing general sense of uncertainty. In addition, they have delayed any prudent curbs on taxation and debt, which has led to the loss of America's prized triple 'A' credit rating. Another political pantomime that exhibits a massive lack of political will and integrity will only further diminish America's leadership. Read More


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