"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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Obama: Worse than Bush? (Part 2)

Here I continue from Part 1.

Let me give you a brief example how the media has brainwashed the American public. In early April, the results of Obama’s approval poll were released. The results were as follows:

  • Obama’s approval rating: 66% (a new high and higher than Clinton and Bush)
  • Americans who think America is headed in the right direction: 36%
  • Americans who approve of Obama’s proposals for the banking industry: 33%
  • Americans who approve of Obama’s proposals for the auto industry: 47%
The fact is that most Americans do not approve of Obama’s job as president. They’re certainly against the bailouts and lack of accountability for the banking crooks. So then, ask yourself how his approval rating is so high while Americans are clearly dissatisfied with the policies he has taken. Is this not a direct reflection of his leadership? Perhaps the media has redefined how Americans think about “likeability” and leadership.
So how could this be? Most people have been subconsciously influenced by Obama’s recent public appearances on talk shows and other slots he has absolutely no business wasting time with; that is, unless he wants to add to his appeal in order to mask his performance as a leader.
His advisers have orchestrated a complete media blitz to make YOU feel like he is just like you; that he cares about you; that he’s truly on your side. But his actions paint a much different picture. Instead of grilling Obama as to why no banking executives have been indicted, journalists go along with the well-orchestrated Hollywood PR campaign. They obsess about the First Lady’s attire and obsess over what kind of dog the Obama family will choose.
That’s not the end. They delve into every aspect of his life, from his favorite TV shows to his favorite electronic gadgets.  Even in this short period, it should be clear that Obama is the biggest puppet president in decades; perhaps ever. Only time will tell.
But even now, Obama has already proven to be worse than Bush. Why? Because Bush’s disastrous performance was due to incompetence and negligence. Rather than claim to help you, Bush made it clear who he was working for all along. Unlike Bush, Obama inherited a disaster so he knew what he was up against. He promised change, but has delivered the same bull that every other president has.
Obama came into this mess promising accountability. How many banking executives have been indicted for creating a massive multi-trillion dollar Ponzi scheme? The evidence is clear. Hundreds from Wall Street and the real estate industry committed securities and taxpayer fraud.
Obama’s response is that banking executive bonuses are “shameful.” President Obama, YOU are shameful. You are a disgrace to your nation. I challenge you to take a cold hard look at yourself in the mirror. If you do, you’ll see a puppet enamored with self-envy, whose strings are being held by Wall Street and the Federal Reserve. President Obama, so many have relied on you to set an example of real change. But all you’ve managed to change are your promises to the people. 
The White House has used this collapse as a reason to twist the arm of nations around the world to accept a world “New Deal” as a way to enslave the people, while continuing to enrich the criminals responsible for this mess – the banking system and the corporate elite. There is but one of two possible outcomes to this tragedy.
Sometime by or before 2020, I am confident there will either be a civil war in America or else a very large global war. I do not state this with any level of celebration, but with regret. Most likely, once Washington senses the possibility of civil war, they will create a war using propaganda similar to the tactics used to get us into Iraq.
Either way, things are worse than I first predicted. I regret to say that in my opinion, America is finished. This nation will never be the same again. I certainly don’t want you to leave with the thought that America will instantly turn into a second-world nation because it will not; at least not in our lifetime. But America’s permanent decline should now be obvious for those who cast doubt prior to 2008.
When I wrote America’s Financial Apocalypse in 2006, I actually thought the crisis would force our leaders to do the right thing.  But they have found an escape. They have used the media to create the realities for those who listen, watch and read. They have found a new way to deceive the people.
And they’re doing a damn good job of it.
The use of scare tactics remains their primary weapon, while censoring the few who really understand what is going on and who tried to warn the public in advance.  
But many Americans are calling their bluff because they are starting to see the light.
It’s quite clear that Washington intends to continue to destroy the future of the nation for the chance to bail out Wall Street. They will win regardless. And you will lose.  Puppet Obama has installed the most Wall Street-connected cabinet in U.S. history with good reason. It’s clear he plans to bail out Wall Street at the expense of Main Street.
Even more disturbing, Obama has handed control of the economy over to Larry Summers; a man who was largely responsible for this economic mess due to his involvement in preventing the regulation of credit default swaps during the late 1990s.
But we cannot leave out Tim Geithner, the former President of the New York Federal Reserve. The last thing America needs is insiders from the Fed handling out taxpayer money because you can be sure where it’s headed. And of course, Geithner, Treasury Secretary, also officially oversees the IRS.
How can Washington expect Americans to pay taxes after so much fraud has gone on? How can Obama claim to be the agent of change when he has allowed banking bonuses to be paid with taxpayer dollars? Where are the criminal prosecutions? How can Washington expect Americans to pay taxes when the head of the IRS engaged in blatant tax fraud? This resembles a plot of some crazy nightmare.
How can Americans be so stupid? If not stupid, how can they be so compliant while their nation gets raped? For those of you who think there will be change, you need to wake up. For those of you who think you can stop these criminals, you need to realize you cannot. They are now too powerful. The American people have been tested, and they passed with flying colors. They have been transformed into compliant zombies.
Your best form of retaliation might be to leave America for good as I intend. In a few years I plan to leave this once great nation to the elitest vultures. I will no longer be preyed upon by these domestic terrorists. I don’t plan to be enslaved. 
But don’t think the UK or Europe will represent a safe haven. They will fare worse. The only places you might have a chance to escape this global tyranny (for at least a while) will be South America, Australia or some remote islands. 
The only real escape you have is to leave. If you have the means, I suggest you do so. Start now. Plan a vacation to Brazil or Australia so you can see what life will be like there. Consider your choices carefully. 
If you stay in America, you will be faced with continued exploitation and deception. You will have no freedoms and no rights. Those of you familiar with the Patriot Act already understand how your freedoms have been stripped away. If you stay in America and chose to fight these criminals, you are likely to be arrested for protesting; for disagreeing with Washington. They will arrest you as a terrorist.
Alternatively, they might use the powers vested from the Patriot Act to enter your home (without your knowledge and without a warrant) and plant criminal evidence to frame you. This is no longer conspiracy theory. This is a reality. This is the new America.
For those of you who continue to cling onto this fantasy of change propagated by Obama and the media, it’s time to wake up. And if you think the solution is to vote Obama out of office in 2012, you simply have no idea what’s going on. There is one political party in America. The president merely serves as the puppet for the shadow government. No president is elected unless they agree to serve as puppet to the real dictators of America.
No matter who serves as president, the end result will always be the same. It is precisely for that reason that Clinton was equally responsible for this mess as Bush. It is also why it’s impossible for a third party to mount a successful political campaign on equal terms.  The elitest mafia sets the rules of the game.
NOTE: I continue to face widespread censorship for the cold hard truth I speak, as I see it. My intention is to wake the people up so they will realize just how useless and deceitful the mainstream media is.  I ask that you do your part to help with this mission by emailing my articles to your friends and adding them to the various online syndication options provided at the top right-hand side of each article. Together, we can make a difference.
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