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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Decline of Real Journalism

Poor Man Survival

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The Decline of Real Journalism

The past few years have shown us that today’s “journalists” aren’t actually presenting the facts…most of today’s so-called ‘journalists’ are obviously biased and they seem proud of that fact…when I owned my chain of newspapers, none of them would have been hired!

But only showing us the world the way they wish it to be.

And, of course, to some extent, this is unavoidable. We are human. We have biases we can’t escape.

But the difference is clear…

While Joe Schmo on Youtube is fully up front about the fact that he is biased…The mainstream media is still operating under the delusion that people believe they are all about “just the facts”...

And, heinously, maybe they too still believe they are just presenting facts.

Rather than calling it what it is -- activism -- the beast presents itself as something transcendent…

As an arbiter of truth.

Humility is sin.Of course, it’s difficult enough just trying to slog through the opinion pieces (from either side)...

They are all designed not to inform, but to make you FEEL something.

And when you FEEL something strongly enough, you often do something irrational.

And when money’s involved? It takes on a whole new dimension.

Avoiding the Mainstream Media Trap

By George Gilder

Ever since a Wired magazine cover story last year — identifying a 14-year-old Mexican girl as the “next Bill Gates” — I have had enormous respect for the extrasensory powers of the mainstream media.

So while planning the launch for this e-letter, I assembled a pile of recent publications from my competitors to tell me what is going on in the world — and what is to come.

Agora, my new publisher, may be larger than the New York Times and Washington Post put together. But I must try not to let that go to my head.

I wanted to learn what the mainstream news was focused on.

Here are a few featured stories I found…

Feature #1: A Boon of Creativity

Fast Company might be a fringe publication, but they immediately caught my attention with a cover presenting the “100 most creative people” in business.

After all, I’ve written scores of books and essays on entrepreneurial creativity, so that seemed right up my alley.

The most creative person, it seems, is Lisa Jackson — the lawyer who ran the EPA under Obama.

If you’re not aware of Lisa’s innovative contributions, she’s the one who banned carbon nanotubes in all consumer products. That move put my favored investment Seldon Labs out of business.

We had a carbon nanotube-based water filter that was deemed good enough to be used by special forces in Afghanistan. Yet it fell short of Lisa’s standards for the US.

From this triumph, Lisa has now moved on to Apple, creatively guiding a campaign to reduce their carbon footprint (their macro carbon emissions, not their 7 nanometer transistors).

In that effort, she is steering them toward investments in mango groves in Latin America. Pretty creative! Apple is apparently returning Silicon Valley to its original role growing fruit products.

Perhaps you should sell Apple, and buy mangoes.

Feature #2: Transfixed by Social Issues

For more solid business coverage, I turned to the eminent Sunday Business Section of the New York Times.

Surely their authoritative coverage of world business would feature Chinese ascendancy, trade conflicts, and the global debt crisis.

Not exactly…

The big story of the week was an in-depth probe of Goldman Sachs. But it wasn’t a deep dive into the investment bank itself. Rather, it was a three-page article about a transgender employee.

The Times is clearly on a mission to become your go-to source for wealth-building ideas!

Feature #3: The “Hard Money Crisis” is Over

I then moved on to a more obvious rival, Dow Jones’ Barron’s, which covers investment news as its prime beat. Its cover story is truly shocking: “Easy Money is Back!”

I pummeled my head, trying to recall some moment of “hard money” madness.

My mind blanked. There’s been nothing but easy money in our recent history of zero real interest rates around the world, with some $13 trillion of actual negative rates.

You’re essentially paying banks to hold your money.

I must not have been paying attention when Steve Moore ascended to the Fed and used his famous debating chops to push his peers to adopt a new gold standard. Or the electrifying moment when Lewis Powell publically contemplated a bitcoin standard.

Anyway, the “hard money crisis” apparently passed. I was reassured that nothing would be done to limit the colossal pileup of some $250 trillion in global debt. Sell bonds.

Feature #4: Innovation is Served

Forbes is my old home publication. I have written for them for some 45 years. They will not let me down now.

And they didn’t…

Their cover story was on the ascendant business empire of tennis star Serena Williams.

Yes, at the same time China is implementing the Belt and Road Initiative and new space breakthroughs and 100 new cities — and boasts three times more IPOs than the United States… we have Serena’s fashions and forehand.

I could continue through the rest of my pile. But you may be getting my point.

Bottom line: The mainstream media is virtually worthless as a guide to investment.

It is preoccupied with a bankrupt Keynesian economic theory, an ingenious campaign to blame conservatives for bad weather, and endless rotation of the kaleidoscopes of social issues.

George Gilder
Editor, Gilder's Daily Prophecy

More on the decline of journalism…

Yours in Freedom,

Bruce ‘the PoorMan’



I never got a job from a poor person.

Leftists, the party of hate, demonize our culture-everything from religion to capitalism.

How many jobs have Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, AOC et al ever created?

Thanks to our failing public education system, liberals are so far off the mark on most issues they wouldn’t recognize the truth if it slapped them in the face.

There are two ways to conquer a country.

One is direct, the other indirect.

The first method is to attack with an armyIf the aggressors have a superior force or the advantage of surprise, then they can conquer the country by force.

With this direct approach, many bullets must be fired, many bombs dropped, and many lives wasted.

The second method of conquering a country is through immigrationThis method is slow and subtle, but dangerously effective.

This is why the Democrats’ #1 strategy is to encourage immigration at all costsget those immigrants to vote Democrat

This is easy to do.

After all, by helping immigrants pour into the U.S. and then giving them massive welfare benefits, those immigrants are then indebted to Democrats. And when Democrats call in their favors, guess who all those immigrants are going to vote for?

This isn’t just some partisan issue that both sides get worked up about. Rather, it is nothing less than an attempt to overthrow conservative America

So dumbed down are the American people, and so successful has been the political left in America over the past 60 years, that Americans TWICE elected an openly Marxist, pro-Muslim, pro-homosexual politician from Chicago, and still don’t understand that they have lost 80-90% of their Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms, and as a country are headed into a very deep and dark financial, economic, and political abyss.

So, given this reality, which only a small number of Americans really understand, how should that remnant of thinking, discerning, principled, patriotic Americans live – now that the foundations are crumbling all around them as they plunge toward a socialist police state?


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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Democratic Coup Against Trump

Poor Man Survival

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ISSN 2161-5543

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The Democratic Coup Against Trump

If successful, it will destabilize everything due to the political chaos it is and will cause.  Their unsavory efforts will have a huge downside impact on all financial markets…perhaps they are intentionally causing this in hopes it will derail his effort at reelection. It’s already causing uncertainty and angst in the global markets.

Gold will likely jump even higher and there is a 50-50 chance impeachment efforts will be successful [despite ultimately losing in the senate].  If a panic or downturn occurs, then Dems will blame Trump!

The pro-Communists in Congress are launching an upheaval across America which could take down the financial markets.

Enough is Enough. We have all seen Adam Schiff take the nation down the road to impeachment to satisfy his quest to undo the 2016 election. He has brought us down a path that is tearing us apart and like his prior behavior, he doesn’t care about the truth.

·         He supported the Steele dossier;

·         He organized the witch hunt against President Trump;

·         He lied about the President’s statement and then tried to use it to force the impeachment inquiry against the President; and

·         He failed to disclose his knowledge of the whistleblower and their political motivations.

And just last week, he permitted a witness to make fun of the President’s young son – Barron. This is what Adam Schiff has started, using the power of our government to tear down a President for political purposes and going as low to ridicule a child.


What are reliable stores of wealth, then? What assets will hold value and not lose value when the dollar collapses?

It’s a fairly shortly list. Do all the research you want, but it comes down to just a few key things:

Here’s a DIY how-to guide for protecting real assets in a clever way that will survive even a total financial apocalypse. You will laugh at the simplicity of this approach.


Here are a few more interesting noteworthy items…

The Left’s only focus going into the 2020 election is impeaching President Trump.

If they don’t impeach him, they will be doomed when the election comes along.

And the smoking gun tying George Soros to this scheme just dropped.

Read and react...

FBI Committed 'Significant Errors' Wiretapping Trump Campaign Aide, IG Says


Luongo: "Pelosi's Mask Just Slipped" Teaser Image Tyler Durden Sat, 12/07/2019 - 23:00 Body Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, 'n Guns blog, Nancy Pelosi is a bitch. And in saying that I’m actually being sexist against female dogs…


How To Re-Elect Trump In One Easy Lesson Teaser Image Tyler Durden Sat, 12/07/2019 - 19:00 Body Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Radical progressives are up in arms. Ironically, if Trump wins again, they will be the reason ...



The Next Pearl Harbour? China's Gold-Backed Crypto Currency Will Blindside US Dollar


There are those who argue against self-sufficiency as if it’s the enemy of progress. And there’s an element of truth to this. Since we don’t all have to worry about harvesting our own food, sewing our own clothes, or building our own tools, we can get further up on the hierarchy needs. We can trade chores and focus on what we find meaning in. This is progress.

Record holiday travel and other signs the economy is holding and perhaps doomsayers on the economy are wrong again…for now.

Black Friday sales soared again, breaking another record…even the train traffic [a method I use to gauge the economy] has increased…much to the annoyance of our dog!

Small Business Saturday Spending Grows 10% in 2019

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Amazon Sells Hundreds of Millions of Items on Cyber 5 Weekend

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My sales on eBay have been good and pretty steady but our Bonanza store, not so well.  Indeed, I may shut it down in late January.  Our local physical auctions still sell out but we’re not seeing the prices we have in the past, even for new merchandise.

Retail sales seem to lead our economic engine with consumers forging ahead with spending [despite the fact 40% have not paid off last year’s holiday sales bills].


We are entering a time that will be unlike anything we have ever seen before in American history, and I wish that I could give you a list of thousands of “watchmen” that are trying to wake people up.  But for now, here is a list of 24 that I would recommend checking out…

#1 Alex Jones and the entire Infowars team – Alex and his team have been “the tip of the spear” for so many years, and I am so thankful for them.  They have been incredibly good to me, and I have always appreciated that they have always allowed me to say whatever I have wanted to say.  I can tell you from firsthand experience that they work incredibly hard, and the service that they provide the American people is invaluable.

#2 Mike Adams – The big tech companies have been trying to erase Mike Adams and from the Internet as much as they possibly can, but it hasn’t worked.  People know and trust the Health Ranger, and the information he provides is rock solid.  I have spent time with Mike in person, and he genuinely has a really good heart.  He truly wants to do the right thing, and he keeps getting persecuted for it.

#3 Steve Quayle – Has anyone on the Internet been sounding the alarm longer than Steve Quayle has?  Long before I ever started writing I was listening to Steve, and we all owe him a debt of gratitude.  His website is on my list of key news sites that I check on a daily basis, and I greatly admire his passion.  There is no question that he loves America, and it comes out in everything that he does.

#4 Zero Hedge – Speaking of key news sites, the guys over at Zero Hedge are doing an amazing job.  I still remember when Zero Hedge was a relatively new website, and it has maintained the same unique personality all this time.  Today, I consider it to be one of the most important news websites in the entire world.  I don’t just check it daily – I actually check it multiple times per day.

For the rest, click on the above headline. I’ve posted a direct link to a current issue of Mike Adams page below.

Yours in freedom,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


Postscript & Other Relevant Posts


Humanity is currently on a collision course with self-extermination, but if we recognize the threats now, we can overcome them and survive as a species.


 A warning article about how the Democrats are "summoning the demon of political violence" by throwing out every pillar of civil society: Elections, due process, judicial transparency, free press, freedom of speech, etc.

This is a must-read article that reveals how the Dems are now about to push their treason into bloodshed across America (which is their plan).

Pelosi: "Civilization Itself Is At Stake" If Trump Wins Re-Election Teaser Image Tyler Durden Fri, 12/06/2019 - 07:44 Body Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Nancy Pelosi has ludicrously claimed that “civilization itself…


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 Home-made jerky is made in two steps. The first step is the marinade, which infuses flavors and various herbs, spices, and preserving agents (salt, and some of the spices) into the meat. The second step is the drying process that changes the environment to prevent bacteria from thriving.

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If you served during Viet Nam you may be familiar with this CIA project designed to kill VC.  At the time, the project was secret [I had a Top Secret Security Clearance]…this new project is just as frightening-read more about it below.

The New Phoenix Project
Governments are always doing something in the dark shadows far away from discerning and prying eyes. Sometimes it is necessary and for the bigger cause. ...More


The modern world has brought with it a wide range of conveniences that have made life much easier for those fortunate enough to live in a wealthy country. However, these conveniences also mean that a majority of people have forgotten skills that were once basic necessities for survival.

 Now, in the event of a major collapse, there are a number of skills that most people will need to relearn in order to survive. If you would like to get a head start on mastering the skills you will need to know following a major disaster, check out these basic skills that most people will be forced to learn after the collapse.

 1. Animal Husbandry - Growing a garden is a great way to put food on the table, but if you want more than a vegan diet, then animal husbandry is a skill that you will need to know...


Whether you're needing a little extra income or just looking for something to do, a part-time business could be just the thing.


Do You Want a Bigger Nanny State; to Give Up More Freedom?


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