"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
"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)
2. REFUSE TO USE YOUR PHONE TO TEXT
3. DO NOT USE A "SMART PHONE" (or at least do not use your phone to access the internet)
4. STAY AWAY FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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...
BUT YOU CANNOT TALK ABOUT THE JEWISH MAFIA.
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.
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.
I wanted to announce some changes expected to be placed in effect in the near future.
Without going into details at this time, I just want to alert those of you who might be interested in subscribing the newsletter that due to the severity of the financial impact my being banned by the media and Internet, the cost of the annual subscription is likely to double from the current promotional rate by this time next year, except for subscribers who have (or will lock in the life-time promotional rate).
The life-time lock-in rate for renewals is likely to end in a couple of months.
This cost of me being banned continues to be felt. Remember, I have been banned because I am the only credible expert in existence that is on the side of Main Street (as far as I can determine) and who does not sell securities, so I have no bias.
Remember, I spent more than 2 years researching and writing America's Financial Apocalypse solely to help investors avoid the collapse and ensuing depression. I wrote it and published it on my own with my own money knowing it would be a financial loss.
It was not used to launch this website (which was only created 3 years later due to me being banned online) or to launch a business, unlike all other investment professionals who use books as marketing tools for product launches. Keep this in mind because it gives you a partial idea where I am coming from and where my motivation lies.
The media is trying to eliminate me for good. I'm beginning to wonder if any of you give a damn. Remember, I'm not the one benefiting here. You are, whether you realize it or not. I already absorb a large loss of time on this site; time I could be using for my advisory business (which have been neglecting).
I am doing this as a way to try and make a change. I am sacrificing a very large amount of money in the time I spend here. I don't think some of you understand how long it takes to write many of these articles. I'm doing my part. I ask that you do yours and spread the word online. They will thank you once they wake up to the truth.
Advertisers have banned me as well. This has imposed an even larger strain on the operating budget and plans for expansion.
The media is succeeding in its mission to squeeze me out of existence because, despite several requests I have not received the kind of support from readers of this site, who continue to benefit from the free, unique, insightful content.
That too is going to change if I don’t get an intense and dedicated level of support from you guys.
Don't like the idea of paying for this unique content?
Don't blame me. Blame the media. If I were a sell-out or moron like others the media would not ban me because they love these types; they help Wall Street screw you.
All you need to do is spread the word about the site, and I mean in a big way. Otherwise, subscriptions will continue to rise and content will no longer remain free in order to pay for the required costs of operations.
I have asked you all to help spread the word about this site, but the results have been less than pathetic.
I am beginning to wonder whether my time could be spent more effectively elsewhere. If you think so, then keep on doing what you are doing (nothing). If you disagree, then I urge you to take action.
This is directed more towards readers in North America than those overseas. It appears as if Americans are like jellyfish, while much of the rest of the world has fight in them. All one has to do to confirm that is to compare the response of the economic collapse between Americans versus Europeans.
Europeans won’t go down without a fight. They’ve taken to the streets. Meanwhile, Americans continue to sit on their asses guzzling soda and watching trash TV. This is only one reason why the rest of the world is laughing at Americans.
Some of you are new and are unaware of these requests or the effect of being banned has had on operations. Now you know.
Remember, it's me against them; hundreds of thousands if not millions of them; the mainstream media, as well as the bloggers and financial websites and the liars and crooks on Wall Street. They are all on the same side which seeks to mislead or lie to you while making money at your expense. At this point, I do not know how better to explain this reality.
Those of you who have been at this site for a while should understand this, as I have explained the trickery and games, media networks and so forth many times.
I was the only person to expose the fraud behind WaMu, which caused me to be led into an interrogation room by the Feds. No one else in the investment world gives a damn about exposing fraud. All they care about is making money.
Maybe some of you lost money in WaMu. Maybe you didn't.
The point is that you will lose money in a stock at some point, and it could be due to fraud. Who else do you have that can spot it and who will stand up and risk harsh consequences to expose the truth?
It would seem to me that people like me should have the unconditional support of my audience. Perhaps I see it that way because I know how much I have sacrificed and where my motives lie. Yet, I see frauds with fans clubs and an army of supporters spreading the word about them despite that fact that they didn’t warn anyone about anything. In fact, many of these individuals are not only Johnny Come Latelies, they are sell-outs.
To add insult to injury, many of these individuals have been propped up by the media as experts despite the fact that they are complete clowns and sell-outs with agendas, none of which are aligned with yours. To see this day in and day out while looking at my lack of support is beyond discouraging.
You see, this too is why I need a big audience. If my audience becomes large, these media SOBs will be forced to air me. People will be exposed to the truth. They will be armed with insight that will help them take on the criminals. That's the way it works. Keeping me down is how the media minimizes the impact of anything I say.
What does it matter what I say if no one hears me?
If I'm not getting a good audience, why should I devote the time massive amount of time publishing this content? I could be relaxing; something I rarely get a chance to do.
The fact is, I'm all you people have. Without me, your chances of winning this game aren't good. In fact, for most of you, your chances are near zero.
If you think otherwise, come back and see me in a few years. I know how the game is played better than anyone after being in the unique position of working on Wall Street, prioritizing the truth over everything else, and being banned by the media. And I see the deceit every day.
Of course I've been trying to communicate the truth. But I need your help to make this work because I have everyone against me, and for what reason? Exposing fraud, telling the truth and trying to save Main Street's ass instead of selling out for millions of dollars.
Helping this site grow will ultimately benefit you. Having a larger audience will enable me to justify the time and effort to add more content. And it growing the audience will strengthen the long-term survival of this site.
Finally, again, a large audience is a force the media must reckon with, so you people need to get your act together and help me so I can keep helping you.
I refuse to spend the time on the unique content when 200 or 300 people are reading it. It's ridiculous. Let's be honest; it's a fucking disgrace. Don’t any of you have any fight in you? If so, get out there and show some results.
I think some of you need to pick up America's Financial Apocalypse and Cashing in on the Real Estate Bubble and backtrack a few years and see how my predictions have not only surfaced, but continued to materialize. Now people are discussing the pension crisis which I also detailed in the AFA.
I'm beginning to feel like my efforts are being taken for granted. That is not a good feeling to have. I certainly won't allow it to persist.
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