"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 2)

According to Paul, healthcare should be run like mobile phone providers!  Okay let's see. Mobile phone carriers tie you into legally-binding service contracts with extortionist penalties for breaking the contract even when they fail to render services, etc. In fact, America's healthcare is already run like mobile phone providers. That's one reason why healthcare has become such a problem. 

When the interviewer in the above video (Aaron Task) mentions that most consumers are dissatisfied with their phone carriers, Paul counters with his typical generic reply - "there's too many government regulations on [phone] carriers." 
Wrong again Congressman. 
It's been selective government regulations (lobbied for by the big industry leaders) that have created a near-monopoly in the telecommunications industry. 
Paul always has an excuse for the problems. It’s always “too much government regulation.”
Was it too much regulation that caused the financial crisis? Paul seems to think so, but this demonstrates just how far off the mark he remains. Perhaps you should ask Congressman Paul why deregulation of his own state’s electricity industry led to prices twice that as the national average. It’s called industry collusion. 
Whenever you have essential goods and services, without adequate government oversight, private companies will work together to force prices up knowing you have no choice but to pay. We have seen this happen with the energy industry and we have seen it happen with healthcare.
The fact is that America does not suffer from too much regulation. It suffers from too little. Furthermore, this nation suffers from a system of pseudo-regulation paid for by lobbyist dollars. The corrupt political architecture found in America has led to the exploitation of consumers by big business. These policies have been inappropriately labeled as “government regulation” by the spin doctors, industry spokespersons and political hacks. And America’s sheep society willingly swallows this propaganda without bothering to use the mind God gave them.
In the 1920s when food prices skyrocketed, America experienced several problems which worsened through the hand of farmers, because the industry was not regulated. Washington learned its lesson.
Ever since then, the agriculture industry has been largely under government control. This has enabled Americans to enjoy decades of continuous price decreases for food. Imagine how high your water bill would be if private companies ran this service. They would be blaming oil prices and making up other excuses as a way to justify consumer extortion.
The facts are clear for anyone who bothers to examine them. America needs REAL regulation and REAL accountability, with severe penalties for extortion and fraud rather than rewards. And America must eliminate the lobbyist industry completely.
Congressman Paul, while I agree with your views on the Federal Reserve, it would appear that you're clueless with regards to the realities of the mobile phone industry, you're clueless with regards to how to fix the economy, and you're clueless with regards to how to fix healthcare. 
Perhaps you simply don’t want to take on the biggest, most powerful lobbyist group in America. Healthcare lobbyists also use their huge wallets to cater to politicians with gifts that would make drug company perks and cash payouts to physicians look like welfare payments. I’d be interested to see how much money you have accepted from healthcare lobbyists.    
Congressman Paul, it appears to me that the only thing you do consistently is speak loudly. But the stick you carry is the size of a toothpick.
Like so many others who flood the media airwaves, Paul is nothing more than an extremist. This might explain why he teamed up with Alex Jones and other extremists, hoping to garner the support of the growing flock of neo-con radicals who have been fooled into thinking they represent something they don’t. Perhaps that explains why Congressman Paul had no chance to win the presidential election. 
As I have stated previously, extremists are never good for anyone. In fact, they’re often dangerous, whether they’re from the “no government” or “complete government” intervention camp. As with everything, the real answer lies somewhere in between. Moderation is always the best solution. Similar to Peter Schiff, Ron Paul realizes that most people can more easily grasp extreme viewpoints because such arguments are cut and dry, lacking complexity. Unfortunately, they often lack validity.
There’s no easy way. Things are rarely black or white. The truth is that most things have a shade of grey. Those who choose to believe things are black or white are most often those who get things just as wrong as the blind.  
Notice in Paul’s video interview how Task attempts to raise numerous issues about healthcare, but backs down when Paul runs in the opposite direction.
This is precisely the problem with the media.
They select who will speak and they do not provide a platform for unbiased experts to critically challenge viewpoints. This is a form of censorship in addition to irresponsible journalism. And it brainwashes the audience. That is precisely why most Americans have no idea what is going on in their own nation.
You see, the media has nothing to do with delivering the truth. The media is a tool for the elitists to coerce public sentiment and create emotional ties to the agendas supported by the ruling class. 
The overwhelming conclusion is that Paul, the so-called “experts” you see on TV, the irresponsible journalists and most other Americans are all followers; followers in action and followers in thought, lacking the ability or desire to critically analyze things, without bias. The level of mind-controlling propaganda seen in America today rivals if not surpasses that seen in Nazi Germany.

What is the solution to the epidemic of ignorance and deceit in America? You should position yourself with leaders in thought. Leaders in thought are able to recognize strengths in even the biggest blunders. Leaders in thought never issue a blanket endorsement of ideas from anyone or any school of thought. They are all subject to constant scrutiny. In doing so, leaders in thought often create their own school of thought. It’s called unfettered intelligence.
As long as you remain a sheep, you will continue to lose the game Wall Street and the media play. Of more importance, you will continue to see the permanent decline of America.
I do not expect many of you to realize the accuracy of my assessments because it’s a very painful process to endure. As well, it’s extraordinarily difficult to transform sheep into intelligent humans. It takes many years of effort by the sheep to escape the enslavement created by their own minds. 
I do not expect any support for my views because I have placed blame on America’s permanent decline on all of Washington. Therefore, I do not expect to attract any support from democrats or republicans. And of course I’m already expecting hate mail from Paul supporters, showing how unintelligent and brainwashed they remain. You need to realize none of the politicians in office are offering real solutions. Those who have real solutions are not permitted into office because corporate interests would be threatened. 
My purpose is not to gain support. In fact, I could care less about gaining any support. If my intent was to gain support, I would do what everyone else does and ride the coat tails of the financial and political “celebrities” that have brainwashed most Americans.
My only purpose is to do something that apparently no one else is capable of today; speak the truth and provide unbiased real solutions. I put the nation as a whole in front my own interests; something rarely seen today.
It is unfortunate that the vast majority of Americans do not realize this. Instead, they have been brainwashed by the media club of political hacks and snake oil salesmen, failing to realize these clowns are only out for themselves.
The media carefully selects who it will air for a very good reason. As I have said before, you will never find anyone who is in the media club who is also on your side. If you think you have found such a person you’ve been fooled.
Rather than look for fresh perspectives, most people look for the same repetitive trash online as they see on TV. In their minds, this serves to reinforce the credibility of these ideas. You see the same trash posted by followers of the financial media club. Some of them are members of this club while others aspire to be. Either way, they flood their commentaries with generic “follow-the leader” trash. The problem is that there are no real thought leaders in that venue. They are only leaders in sales and marketing, not investment intelligence.
Once a term or phrase gets plastered in the financial media, like stagflation, all of the clowns use it repetitively as if they never knew it existed previously. We see the same thing now with this term “green shoots,” which I must believe came from some clown on CNBC. When you see guys using these terms, you know they are followers. You know they are intellectual midgets who have jumped aboard America’s financial media circus show. It’s truly a joke.
I have no idea what this expression means, and I could care less. Those who use these terms are followers looking to hop aboard the mainstream gravy train. To those of you who have chosen to destroy your credibility by using this and other buzz words, I suggest you try to be more original and independent if you ever want to be taken seriously by real experts.
If you do want a chance to escape from the lies and deception; if you want to learn how to develop your mind to become an independent critical thinker; if you want to learn more about the control of America, media manipulation, the economy, and investments, check my website.
For the others, God help you.
You won’t see or hear my site mentioned by anyone connected with the media (including the Internet) because they aren’t concerned with delivering the truth. They are only interested in taking your money. And they certainly aren’t capable of providing accurate investment analysis and economic forecasts. So they take the easy way out.
Make no mistake. They are sheep just like their followers. They happen to be higher up on the food chain than those they lead into the slaughterhouse. They are all concerned with lining their pockets. And the best way to do that is to stick to the “media club.” As you might imagine, they view me as a threat to spoil their party of deceit and extortion. That is specifically why the entire media industry has black-balled me, despite my leading track record on this economic collapse.
Going forward, it will not be Wall Street, Federal Reserve or Washington crooks that will be responsible for further destruction of America. It will not be Washington that is responsible for continued erosion of your disposable income. It will not be the Federal Reserve that is responsible for the diminishing buying power of your dollars. And Wall Street will not be responsible for the next stock market Ponzi scheme.
It will ultimately be the people of the United States of America who are responsible for these catastrophes, due to their ignorance and lack of backbone. You cannot create a scam without victims. The media has turned most Americans in sheep, ready to be led into the slaughterhouse over and over. It’s time to wake up. 
Please view the video link below. Watch it once per week until you have decided to make a change in your life, for the better.
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