"There are two sorts of wealth-getting, as I have said; one is a part of household management, the other is retail trade: the former necessary and honorable, while that which consists in exchange is justly censured; for it is unnatural, and a mode by which men gain from one another. The most hated sort, and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from the natural object of it. For money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural."

- Politics, Aristotle, 350 B.C.

"The Jew alone regards his race as superior to humanity, and looks forward not to its ultimate union with other races, but to its triumph over them all and to its final ascendancy under the leadership of a tribal Messiah."

- Goldwin Smith, The Jewish Question, October 1881

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

- President Woodrow Wilson 1916

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”

- David Rockefeller, Baden-Baden, Germany 1991

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

- Henry Ford 

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt, letter to Col. House, November 21, l933

“One of the least understood strategies of the world revolution now moving rapidly toward its goal is the use of mind control as a major means of obtaining the consent of the people who will be subjects of the New World Order.”

- The National Educator, K.M. Heaton

"We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers for ever. Nothing that you will do will meet our needs and demands. We will for ever destroy because we need a world of our own, a God-world, which it is not in your nature to build."

- Maurice Samuels, You Gentiles, 1924

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”

- David Rockefeller 

“Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.”

- Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

How to Think Clearly

"Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." –Mark Twain

If you want to begin to understand and appreciate the work of Mike Stathis, from his market forecasts and securities analysis to his political and economic analysis, you will first need to learn how to think clearly. For many, this will be a cleansing process that could take quite a long time to complete depending on each individual.

The best way to begin to clear your mind is to first move forward with this series of steps:

1. GET RID OF YOUR TV SET (at least cancel your cable)


3. DO NOT USE A "SMART PHONE" (or at least do not use your phone to access the internet)


The cleansing process will take time but you can hasten the process by being proactive in exercising your mind.

You should also be aware of a very common behavior exhibited by humans who have been exposed to the various aspects of modern society. This behavior occurs when an individual overestimates his abilities and knowledge, while underestimating his weaknesses and lack of understanding. This behavior has been coined the "Dunning-Kruger Effect" after to sociologists who described it in a research publication. See here.

Many people today think they are virtual experts on every topic they regard with relevance. The reason for this illusory behavior is because these individuals typically allow themselves to become brainwashed by various media outlets. The more information these individuals obtain on these topics from the media, the more qualified they feel they are in these subjects, without realizing that the media is not a valid source with which to use for understanding something. The media always has bias and can never be relied on to represent the full truth.

A perfect example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect can be seen with many individuals who listen to talk radio shows. These shows are politically biased and consist of individuals who resemble used car salesmen more than intellectuals. These talking heads brainwash their audience with cherry-picked facts, misstatements and lies regarding relevant issues such as healthcare, immigration, Social Security, Medicaid, economics, science, and so forth. They also select guests for interview based on the agendas they wish to fulfill with their advertisers.

Once their audience has been indoctrinated by these propagandists, they feel qualified to discuss these topics on the same level as a real authority, without realizing that they obtained their understanding from individuals who are employed as professional liars and manipulators by the media.  Another good example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect can be seen upon examination of political pundits, stock market and economic analysts on TV.  They talk a good game because they are professional speakers. But once you examine their track record, it is clear that these individuals are largely wrong, but they have developed an inflated sense of expertise and knowledge on topics for which they continuously demonstrate their incompetence.

One of the most insightful analogies created to explain how things are often not what you see was Plato's Allegory of the Cave, from Book 7 of the Republic.

We highly recommend that you study this masterpiece in great detail so that you are better able to use logic and reason.Although we recommend you read and study The Allegory of the Cave, you can get a flavor for its meaning by watching the following video. 

If you can learn how to think like a philosopher, specifically one of the great ancient Greek philosophers, it is highly unlikely that you will ever be fooled by con artists like those who make ridiculous and unfounded claims in order to pump gold and silver, the typical get-rich-quick or multi-level marketing (MLM) crowd.

STOP Being Taken

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

King James Bible - Matthew 7:15

"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." –Mark Twain

All Viewpoints Are Not Created Equal Just because something is published in print, online or aired in the broadcast media does not make it accurate.  In fact, more often than not the larger the audience, the more likely the content is either inaccurate or slanted. The next time you read something about economics or investments, you should ask two main questions in order to assess the credibility of the source. Is the source biased in any way?   That is, do they have any agendas which would provide any type of benefit accounting for their views? Most individuals either sell ads on their site or are dealers of precious metals or securities. That means their views are biased and cannot be relied upon.

Is your source is credible?  

Most people associate credibility with name-recognition. But more often than not, name-recognition serves as a predictor of bias if not lack of credibility because the more a name is recognized, the more the individual has been plastered in the media. And every intelligent person knows that individuals who have been provided with media exposure because they are either naive or clueless. The media positions these types of individuals as “credible experts” in order to please its financial sponsors; Wall Street. 

Instead of name-recognition or media celebrity status, you must determine whether your source has relevant experience on Wall Street as opposed to being self-taught. But this is just a basic hurdle that in itself by no means ensures the source is competent or credible. More important, always examine the track record of your source in depth, looking for accuracy and specific forecasts rather than open-ended statements. You must also look for timing since a broken clock is always right once a day.  Finally, make sure they do not cherry-pick their best calls. Always examine their entire track record. 

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

King James Bible - Matthew 7:15

The above questions require only slight modification for use in determining the credibility of sources that discuss other topics, such as politics, healthcare, etc.We have compiled the most extensive publication exposing hundreds of con men pertaining to the financial publishing and securities industry, although we also cover numerous con men in the media and other front groups since they are all associated in some way with each other. There is perhaps no one else in the world capable of shedding the full light on these con men other than Mike Stathis. Mike has been studying the indistry for well over a decade. Alhough he has published numerous articles and videos addressing this dark side of the industry, the entire collection can be found in our ENCYCLOPEDIA of Bozos, Hacks, Snake Oil Salesmen and Faux Heroes
At AVA Investment Analytics, we don't try to pump gold, silver or equities like many others you see because we are not promoters or marketers. And we do not receive any compensation whatsoever (including from ads) from our content. We provide individual investors, financial advisers, analysts and fund managers with world-class research, education and unique insight.

Media Lies

If you listen to the media, most likely it is costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost money at minimum over the course of your lifetime. The deceit, lies and useless guidance from the financial media certainly is a large contributor of these losses to the sheep you pay attention.

But a good deal of lost wealth comes in the form of excessive consumerism which the media seeks to impose on its audience. You aren’t going to know that you’re being brainwashed or that you have lost $1 million or $2 million over your life time due to the media, but I can guarantee you that with rare exception this is the reality for those who are naïve enough to waste time on the media.

It gets worse. By listening to the media, you are likely to also suffer ill health effects through the lack of timely coverage of toxic prescription drugs or through the ridiculous medical shows, all of which are supportive of the medical-industrial complex.

And if you seek out the so-called "alternative media" you might make the mistake of relying on con men like Kevin Trudeau or Alex Jones. This could be a deadly decision. As bad as traditional media is, the so-called "alternative media" is even worse.

Why Does the Media Air Liars and Con Men?

The goal of the media is NOT to serve its audience because the audience does NOT pay the bills.

The goal of the media is to please its sponsors, or the companies that spend huge dollars buying ads, and in order for companies to justify these expenses, they need the media to represent their cause. The media does this by airing idiots and con men who mislead and confuse their audience.

By engaging in "journalistic fraud," the media steers its audience into the arms of its advertisers because the audience is now misled and confused, so in the case of the financial media, it seeks the assistance of Wall Street brokerage firms, mutual funds, insurance companies, precious metals dealers. This is why advertisers pay big money to be promoted in the financial media.

We see the same thing on a more obvious note in the so-called "alternative media," which is really a remanufactured version of the so-called "mainstream media." Do not be fooled. There is no such thing as the "alternative media." 

In order to be considered "media" you must have content that has widespread channels of distribution. Thus, all "media" is widely distributed and the same powers that control the distribution of the so-called "mainstream media" also control the distribution of the so-called "alternative media."

The claim that there is an "alternative media" is merely a sales pitch designed to capture the audience that has since given up on the "mainstream media."  The tactic is a very common one used by con men.

The same tactic is used by Washington to convince naive voters that there are meaningful differences between the nation's two political parties. In reality, both parties are essentially the same when it comes to issues that matter most (trade policy, healthcare and war). Anyone who tells you anything different simply isn't thinking straight.

On this site, we expose the lies and the liars in the media. We discuss and reveal the motives and track record of the media’s hand-selected charlatans with a focus on the financial media.  

Why Stathis Was Banned

No one has generated a more accurate track record in the investment markets over the past several years than Mike Stathis. Yet, the financial media wants nothing to do with Stathis.

You aren't even going to hear him on the radio being interviewed.

You aren't going to see him mentioned on any websites either.

You won't read or hear of his remarkable track record unless you read about it on this website or read his books.

You should be wondering why this might be. Some of you already know the answer.

The media has banned Mike Stathis because the trick is to air clowns so that the audience will be steered into the hands of the media's financial sponsors - Wall Street and gold dealers.

And as for the radio shows and websites that either don't know about Stathis or don't care to hear what he has to say, the fact is that they are so stupid that they assume those who are plastered in the media are credible. And since they haven't seen or heard Stathis in the media, even if they come across him, they automatically assume he's a nobody in the investment world simply because he has no media exposure.

Well, if media exposure was a testament to knowledge, credibility and excellent track records, Peter Schiff's clients would be a lot happier when they looked at their account balance.

Others only care about pitching what’s deemed as the “hot” topic because this sells ads in terms of more site visits or reads. This is why you come across so many websites based on doom and conspiratorial horse shit run by con artists looking to cash in on ads.

We have donated countless hours and huge sums of money towards the pursuit of exposing the con men, lies and fraud. We continue this mission but we cannot continue it forever without your assistance.

We have been banned by virtually every media platform in the U.S and every website (mainly because we expose the truth about gold and silver).

We have been banned from use of email marketing providers.

The fact is that the Jewish Mafia has declared war on us because we have exposed the realities of the U.S. government, Wall Street and corporate America.

Note that we only began discussing the role of Jews in criminality by 2009, three years AFTER we had been black-listed by the media, so no one can say that our criticism of the Jewish Mafia has led to being black-listed, not that it would even be acceptable.

You can talk about the Italian Mafia, and Jewish Hollywood can make 100s of movies about it...


We rely on you to help spread the word about us. Just remember this. We don’t have to do what we are doing.

We could do as everyone else and focus on making money. We are doing sacrificing everything because in this day and age, unfortunately, the truth is revolutionary. It is also critical in order to prevent the complete enslavement of world citizenry.   

Rules to Remember

On Exposure: No one who has significant exposure can be trusted because those who are responsible for permitting such exposure have allowed it for a very good reason, and that reason does not serve your best interests.

On Spotting Frauds: Whenever you wish to know whether someone can be trusted, always remember this golden rule..."a man is judged by the company he keeps."

This is a very important rule to remember because con men almost always belong to the same network.

You will see the same con artists referencing each other, on blog rolls and so forth.

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Ron Paul: Wrong on the Economy, Wrong on Healthcare (Part 1)

While I do agree with Congressman Ron Paul's position on the Federal Reserve, this by no means should be used as a blanket endorsement of his political and economic views; and certainly not his views on healthcare.

The Federal Reserve mafia has been in control of America since inception. This cartel has worked particularly hard over the past two decades to gain control over the global banking system. So, you had better believe they aren't going away, nor is their control. They’re too powerful now, and they won’t allow anyone to get in their way. They control Washington. They control the media. They control economists. They control your lives.  

As we have recently witnessed, President Obama has been instructed by his puppet masters to grant the Fed even more power. If Bush was still in the White House we would see the same thing. If Clinton was still president we would see the same thing. If McCain were elected we would see the same thing.

It does not matter who the president is because the Fed and its allies make many of the big decisions coming from the White House. They always win, regardless whether it’s the democrats who are in charge or the republicans. This is why your vote no longer matters. 

This is also why Washington will not permit a third political party to compete equally with its two-party mafia. Ron Paul realized this, and that is most likely why he ran as a republican. He hoped to work successfully within the confines of America’s political system in order to bring forth those changes he deemed appropriate.

The problem is that real change is impermissible in the current political system because it resembles a mafia. Perhaps Paul thought that by appeasing healthcare lobbyists with a continuation of pseudo-free market healthcare, he would be granted permission to compete on a level playing field with other candidates.

He was wrong. Consequently, he was shut out of the race by the highly manipulated political process specifically because he wanted to abolish the Federal Reserve and its collection agency, the IRS.

I chose not to vote for either of the presidential candidates because I realized it would not matter who won. Either way, I realized Americans would lose because McCain and Obama are members of America’s political mafia. This is why they were positioned as the leading candidates. You must understand that the media influences the outcome of all elections. The previous presidential election made that all too obvious.

I am not speaking as a Ron Paul supporter. I did not support Paul because I do not trust his judgment. His no-government extremist approach to the economy is exactly what Wall Street and corporate America want; so they can extort even more money from consumers.

America has not had a real free market economy in many years. And this reality most certainly extends to the healthcare industry. Congressman Paul needs to wake up and realize that. I am speaking as an unbiased observer of the process and one who truly understands America’s problems. I speak for the benefit of the people rather than my own personal interests. I speak the truth.

Each party of America’s political mafia has been designed to fool voters by smaller political distractions (gun control, abortion, healthcare, etc.). But each one ultimately answers to the Federal Reserve and corporate America.

As a symbol of this scam Washington continues to call a “democracy,” at the end of day after all the bickering between issues has ended, (much of which is used to garner voter support) members of both parties share dinner, drinks and sometimes female companions - all paid for by your tax dollars.

See here.

In the past, many who threatened to diminish the Fed's power have been murdered; a mere coincidence? You decide. Regardless of what you conclude, today, the Fed has no need to resort to these tactics, as the same group that controls the Fed now controls the American media; Zionists and other elitists.

Make no mistake. The neo-con spin doctors have been given direct orders by media executives to spread myths of Obama being a Muslim as a smoke screen to mask his real control by Zionists. If you are not convinced of this, I ask you to closely examine the members of Obama’s cabinet. You should also examine the source of most of his campaign dollars. George Soros is certainly not the only large donor, but he was by far the most influential, having leveraged his personal political, financial, organizational and religious ties from across the globe.  

As a demonstration of its loyalty to Washington’s Ponzi scheme economy and in support of crony capitalism, the economic community is screaming against any restrictions that might be placed on the Fed’s authorities. In fact, they are using scare tactics to rally for even more control. And the media is playing its part as well.

It’s shocking that anyone would bother to listen to these government and Wall Street hacks whose track records are even worse than the clowns on CNBC.

It’s shocking to see the same criminals who destroyed more than 50% of the world’s wealth be rewarded with absolute power over the financial system.

It’s shocking to see how the real criminals behind this global Ponzi scheme are being rewarded with taxpayer dollars, rather than indictments for securities fraud.

It’s shocking there are no riots across America; that is, until you consider how the media has seized control over the people. 

The media has hijacked the minds of most Americans, whether by distraction using flu pandemics and Hollywood gossip, or by deception spreading complete lies about the realities of the economy, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve. And they use their “go-to” guys as the adjudicators of these illusive messages. We saw the same scenario a few years ago. We have seen the same scenario over and over.

You know who they are. They are featured in print by every major publication and interviewed by the broadcast media on a daily basis. But prior to accepting what they say as valid, I ask you to examine their complete track record, their previous ties to government agencies, their ties to Wall Street, their source of sponsorship dollars, their ties to the Zionist community and America’s Zionist-controlled government and media.

Once you have adequately examined these things, you will realize the truth. You will realize they are all in the same club. Media executives are betting that you won’t bother to take the time to look into these things. And so far, they’ve been right.

See here.

You know who they are. They are members of the “media club.” Some of them have been preaching doom for twenty years, and therefore have no credibility. Others, are members of the economic community, and therefore serve as government hacks. Others have worked for the World Bank and the IMF, and therefore remain as Washington insiders. In every case, these sell-outs lack real credibility, whether it’s Roubini, Krugman, Schiff or Shiller. In each case, the faces are different, but the underlying motives and messages are essentially the same.



At least one of these financial “celebrities” seems to think he has credible ideas how to fix healthcare despite the fact that he has no experience or expertise in healthcare. And the sheep believe him despite the fact that this individual has no idea what he is talking about.  
Even if the media allowed real experts to challenge the views of this “Paris Hilton” of investing and other members of the media club, the sheep would still be blinded from the truth because they are in such a deep trance. This is the current state of America. The people have been transformed into mindless sheep.
Today, Zionists control Washington more so than ever. Their use of the media industry explains how and why Ron Paul was effectively shut out of the presidential campaign. The censorship, attacks and other methods used by the media did well to make Paul an insignificant candidate early on. Make no mistake. This campaign against Paul was designed by media executives and others in support of their Zionist banking friends. 
Yet, I challenge you to find any politician who dares to criticize Zionism or even Israel. It never happens because they know it would mark an end to their political career. Congressman Paul knows this but he is afraid to speak the truth because he realizes it would be political suicide; perhaps worse.  
What’s truly remarkable is that even Israel’s own media is often very critical of the Israeli government, its military policies and its strong ties to Washington. If you doubt this, I invite you to patch yourself into the Israeli media. 
While foreigners continue to laugh at Israel’s control over America, most Americans remain in the dark because their minds have been seized by the media. America’s Zionist-controlled media industry transforms facts into fiction, ignores all topics which might expose the Zionist domination of America, and censor those who might dare to speak the truth.
Today, the American media machine is almost scripted word for word. And if you dare criticize the control over America by Zionists, you will be instantly labeled as an anti-Semite to discredit your reputation and thoughts. This is a form of social intimidation, serving as a cloak used by Zionists to continue their domination of Washington, the banking system, the media and most large U.S. corporations. 
Rather than any real expectations of abolishing the Federal Reserve, it appears that Congressman Paul’s real motives are to stir up controversy and create publicity. Fair enough. At the very least, he does have the courage to speak out against this highly dangerous banking cartel. I just wish he would get to the root of America’s problems by addressing Zionist control of America.
That said, while I agree with his views of the Fed, I strongly disagree with many of his economic views which have been practically photocopied from Austrian economic theory without challenge.
Paul is like many others you see on TV and read about on the Internet who subscribe to the Austrian school of economic theory, without bothering to criticize its many weaknesses. That makes them followers, not leaders in thought.
No doubt, the Austrian system has many beneficial ideas. However, it is also filled with many flaws. The same can be said of Keynesian economic theory.
Human nature causes most people to attach loyalty and credibility to those who present one issue their audience sides with, while failing to question other issues. This is a dangerous mentality to have.
Some have come to realize that there really is only one political party in America. As a result of their frustrations, they’ve turned to the so-called “alternative” media. However, when you dig deeply, you will find they are no different than the mainstream media.
See here.
What I find less excusable is for Ron Paul, a politician and a physician, to claim that the citizens of the most powerful, most advanced nation in the world have no right to healthcare. This is beyond absurd. 
Paul would rather let America's pseudo-free market healthcare system extort money from consumers through a continuation of industry collusion, leaving U.S. consumers to subsidize the costs of prescription drugs for the rest of the world. 
As a physician from the state with the biggest healthcare crisis in America, with nearly 1 in 3 residents without healthcare coverage, Paul should understand more than anyone else in Washington the problems faced by the healthcare system. It appears as if America’s very powerful and wealthy healthcare lobbyists have influenced his views.
In short, Paul's solutions would place healthcare in a much direr situation. Rather than put an end to the fraud, waste and industry collusion, Paul prefers a continuation of America’s out-of-control pseudo-free market healthcare system. Evidently, he has been transformed into a politician, bearing no resemblance to anyone with insider knowledge of healthcare.
The real solution to America’s healthcare woes will be difficult, but achievable if Washington decides to make the right decisions.
The solution is some combination of universal healthcare, radical policy change, and technology. A system of universal coverage would save hundreds of billions of dollars annually after streamlining the bureaucracy and slashing the huge administrative costs from the private insurers. 
The technology I speak of involves the design and assembly of a national healthcare IT and telemedicine platform.
Once in place, a system of integrated healthcare technologies (with or without universal healthcare) would provide:
(1) Significant cost savings
(2) Drastic reduction in medical errors
(3) Efficient rationing of medical services
(4) Adequate resources enabling consumers to be more accountable for their health
Ideally, in such a system a basic level of coverage would be provided to all. More advanced and extended therapies and care would be made available by a greatly reduced private insurance market. 
While modern technology would also minimize waste and fraud, without a system to ensure adequate accountability in place, improvements in these areas would be minimal.  
While startup costs for a national healthcare IT platform and other changes would be high, the long-term benefits would be tremendous. These changes would not cost any additional funds when viewed over the course of two decades. In fact, if designed and executed appropriately, total healthcare expenditures would decrease significantly. 
Finally, it is obvious to anyone familiar with the root causes of America’s long decline that universal healthcare offers the best solution to restore the productivity of this nation. I’m not talking about the one million medical bankruptcies occurring each year. I’m not even talking about the added morale boost anticipated from a system of guaranteed medical care, although these benefits would certainly add to the nation’s prosperity.  
I’m talking about making the rules of free trade more equitable, so that U.S. corporations are not forced to send jobs and entire facilities overseas in order to remain globally competitive.
Virtually all of America’s major trading partners have some kind of universal healthcare system. Meanwhile, the best healthcare systems in the world have highly advanced healthcare IT platforms, which will enable a smooth transition towards modern medical care. Because these nations have universal care, their national healthcare IT platforms have been funded by the government. Therefore, employers are not burdened with the high and uncertain costs of these liabilities.
Naturally, when U.S. corporations want to cut costs, they can avoid the fastest growing expense on the balance sheet by reducing healthcare benefits, dropping coverage or sending jobs overseas.  
These are just a few of the changes I have proposed in a book I have been working on as a part of my work in the healthcare industry. My solution aligns healthcare with true free market dynamics instead of the current pseudo-free market system. 
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