Coping: With the “News Void”

We have arrived at a day – long-predicted here – where the over-built media doesn’t have enough “real news” to keep the bloated information channels full.

As I looked through the overnight server runs it was, more or less, the same news I was looking at last Thursday before this pitiful “pseudo-holiday” got underway.

You want some examples?  Sure…

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We have plenty of ’em:

CNN put this out on their RSS feed: Do these photos make you queasy?  Like we’d care?

World stocks lower on U.S. tax reform uncertainty, May’s woes rattle sterling seems more useful.  But, since our trading in markets is more based on technical considerations (and we’ve known since Friday downside follow-through was likely because the market closed under the 9-day moving average) that a further pullback was likely this week.  This kind of sweeping generalization doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in the media.

The rest all seems like “political fill” – except for the 7.2 quake, but that was off in the Middle East.

Fox sums up the obvious in How Hillary Clinton’s 2020 hopes were ruined by Donna Brazile, but who’d vote Hil after she rigged Bernie Sanders out of a even run?

While Donald Trump has been president (or president-elect) for a year, we see how the lazy slob mob (congress) still can’t legislate it’s way out of a paper bag. Confirmation slows for nominee to serve as top CIA watchdog.  How could it slow from here?  The mind reels.  Meantime, leftover Obama embeds are ruling the roost…

We have no idea if there is  substance to Roy Moore Says the Underage Sex Allegations Are ‘Fake News’ and He’ll File a Lawsuit in Response. But, when comes down to it, there was hardly any doubt that he’d deny unto death about this stuff.

Where there’s a REAL story – and this was picked up off Twitter by reader Ray (see our comments section) was the claim that a certain large Washington newspaper was holding out money to people from Roy Moore’s past in order to goad them into coming forward.

There’s a lot of background on how people’s memories change over time – and especially if there is money on the table. m Where are those stories?  Controlled by the left-leaning libs, o’course.

The national media, operating more like your local propaganda ministry, doesn’t want to roll up its sleeves and get into the claims of “witnesses” against Moore being “paid” to come forward.  Seems to me that would be news, though.

It has cast a cloud over both Moore and now the media reporting the story.  More clouds than usual?  Nope…just a lack of the U.S. having a “media of record” because all the old go-to’s have either been compromised by obvious bias in reporting, or their are so “under the thumb” of The Network when comes to story coverage.  MSM media is a national joke.

Ditto the Clinton-sponsored “Russian Collusion story” with the Mueller fishing expedition.  There’s continuous hand-wringing on both sides of the aisle with stories like The Trump Collusion Case Is Not Getting the Clinton Emails Treatment being representative of the middle-right view.  The left cheers a possible Flynn indictment.

Nothing new there – and that’s my point.

Once again, the media is missing the REAL story.  And that is?  The continuous Mueller leaks.

When I see stories about how “Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation” we ask “Who are these sources and, if leaking secret proceedings, why aren’t they in jail?

Still, none of this, nor the reports on the tax “reform” swindle  is  anything “new.”  It has not only been on the table since last week, it has been on the table for almost a year on some of the stories on the Russia-Trump claims, for example. I heard “tax cut” during the campaign, I seem to recall.

As I pointed out for Peoplenomics subscribers, there’s something else going on – and it’s HUGE so of course no one wants to hear of it:

I demonstrated a statistical correlation between the upturn in mass shooting cases since 2004 with the rise of social media.

THAT is a MONSTER story.  It gets to the heart of why Americans are mostly born and bred dopes.

Yet it’s not in the psych journals, and since no one else is looking for data correlations, bupkis is said of it.

Which is exactly – and precisely – the problem with modern media, or what passes for it.

There really is “news” to be had.

But the media doesn’t want to ask hard questions that would break the illusions in the  Roy Moore, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein or any other claimants about what “witnesses” have been promised in the way of payments, protection, and future book deals.

Yet to me, that’s the ONLY story.

Another is the Mueller leaks – FBI should have a task force all over that one, not to mention the leakers who torpedoed the first half-year of Trump in office with what turns out to be non-stories in retrospect.

Then there is the whole reprehensible collection of crooks called Congress who are 0playing us for the Robin Hood Reverse:  stealing from the Middle Class to fund the Rich.  That ought to be the lead story every day. Hound ’em out of office and if democrats win…well guess what?  Honesty is better than crookery and lies.

Unable to improve on Obamacare, they whole lot of ’em ought to step down or be removed at the earlier possible election.

If they can’t do as promised, they should ALL  be subject to recall elections based on false and misleading representations.

THAT would be news.

But, of course, since The Network and it’s muscle division of the mob have this whole thing dialed in as a Machiavellian game show, it’s never going to happen.

As you head back to work this morning, remember that reading media reports of Where we are going as a country is very similar to Driving with the rearview mirror.

When it’s a STORY it’s already HISTORY.

There’s only one thing that matters if you are trading markets, or living a high-performance lifestyle:  Getting (and incorporating) news BEFORE it happens.

If you’re looking at the Moore story, tax “reform,” Mueller leaks…screw your head around to forward and start looking at hints about what next moves – or better yet three moves ahead – looks like.

There’s a reason playing chess is important for young people:  It teaches the art of seeing through the short-term ploys and seeing where the flow of the game is leading.

And American media lacks chess players…  The some old game’s in play again this week.  And We the People are losing.

Write when you get rich,

George@ure.net

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Coping: With the “News Void” — 24 Comments

  1. I think Bannon must visit here! here is a quote from an interview.
    “This shows you with all the stuff that came out with Judge Moore initially – oh, we’re going to lose the seat, it’s going to be 51-49 – understand something: they would rather be in the minority and control the Republican apparatus. Why would they want to do that? Because they can suck out a lot of money. Even in the minority, they can suck out a lot of money. It’s a business model. This has nothing to do with representing your interests. This has nothing to do with helping the country. This has nothing to do with your children and grandchildren. This has to do with lining their pockets,” he said.

  2. A couple things bothered me about today’s Coping section:
    . re the undoing of ObamaCare – true, it wasn’t the best but it was better than what there was in the past and better than what is today. Just upped my individual healthcare insurance for 2018. Only 3 providers to choose from (vs 6 last year and year before)- and of those 3 only 1 that covers some of the doctors that I currently have…the other 2 do not. And the best part – NONE of these plans cover ANY out-of-network and higher deductibles and co-pays. PLUS, I have to pay MORE this year than last year for lesser coverage and more out of pocket expenses. How is that an improvement? How is that better than what was there?

    Second thought here – re your comment about “as the claim that a certain large Washington newspaper was holding out money to people from Roy Moore’s past in order to goad them into coming forward.
    There’s a lot of background on how people’s memories change over time – and especially if there is money on the table.”
    In the 70’s and 80s, when I was oh so young and attractive, and having personally been subjected to numerous inappropriate sexual behaviors and actions by men in ‘power’ positions politically and in well-known businesses (some which you probably knew from your news days in the PNW and some who were in power positions in LA), I did speak up only to find, back in those days, that the woman was the one who was either transferred, demoted or fired – not the guy- and when the behavior continued, I felt powerless to speak up and thus didn’t. When you are dependent upon your job to live and survive, back in those days, you just put up with it.
    However, I NEVER EVER forgot or will forget the inappropriate and wrong, just wrong behavior and actions that I was subjected to. No amount of time will erase them or alter the memories. Nothing will ever get rid of that emotional pain that those people in power subjected me to.
    I think that many who are stepping forward, now, years later, now feel empowered to speak up-not only because their voices will join others and thus will not be discounted, but also because they are in a different place in life where they feel ‘safe’ to do so.
    So I don’t think it is the money being dangled in front of people that is bringing forth these claims. True, you will have a few that will take it, or a few that will recall ‘incorrect’ memories, but to those who have been truly wronged, money doesn’t change the memories or the truth.

    • Point fairly made. Elaine and I talk about all this older guy abuse. FWIW she was knocked up at age 15 by as 21` YO in AZ – and since he was of a well off family, in less time than imaginable, she was used and abused and single by age 18. Two boys were kept by the in-laws to raise. It was (and is) a crooked deal…took her a very long time to get life back on track. Unless Roy Moore can do a better job of explaining, I don’t see him winning – and to me, that’d be just fine. We are upright, moral people first and political parties after that. People who put party ahead of people are useless idjits.

    • Boy that’s the truth and it hits to close to home.. it was always thought one in three.. my thought after working in healthcare one in two. (for some reason ladies don’t mind sharing their personal histories )

    • “..when I was oh so young and attractive”

      On another note, would you have rather been born NOT attractive and been ignored by men? Men have needs, women have needs, and they don’t always match ;-(. I think we should give this sex subject a rest.

      • Bruno – when you are the victim you never ever ever forget – whether 1 year, 5, 20, 40 or 60 years later – one has permanent life long scars-emotional for sure, and sometimes physical. Comments like yours (‘men have needs and women have needs and they don’t always match) show how mind sets like yours help promote environments that allow inappropriate behavior.

    • Pepper, what you’re seeing is Obamacare. The useless congressoids have done nothing to remove, alter, or dull its eventual impact. Remember, its implementation was partially-deferred until 2015, then 2016, then 2017, and its full impact won’t hit us until 2019. Mr. Obama wanted to be well-away from office by the time the brunt of the “plan” came to fruition.

      As to Roy Moore:

      Why would ANYONE assume he’s guilty of anything, since he has been investigated thoroughly and continuously for the last 23 years by motivated dirt-diggers who’ve found no trace of an impropriety of any kind?

      • The info here could be easily used to set up a DIY healthcare system. No Pharma needed
        WakeUp. We are All Being Gamed.
        INFORMATION CONTAINED HERE COULD POTENTIALLY CUT HEALH CARE COSTS BY 50%+ AND PRODUCTIVITY LOSS COSTS MUCH MUCH MORE. Big Pharma MUST BE destroyed before it destroys us.
        How pharma is shortening everyone’s productive life including the brain washed alophathic doctors instituting the Rockefeller business plan even against themselves and they do not even know it.
        They are so stupid they do not look at Or understand their own suicide and death rates.Wake up.
        EXPOSING THE MERCURY SECRET that is financing the Unhealthy Care System called allopathic health malpractice system.
        Mercury poisoning ( likely methyl or ethyl ) is directly related to high blood pressure, vaccine related polio, stroke and at least 221 medical conditions related to magnesium depletion. (see medline)
        Part of complaint of medical malpractice to be registered with CMA CDA and Manitoba Health
        Refusal of 5 MB doctors to Recognize tox screen and multiple symptom of mercury poisoning since birth in 1942
        Mercury buildup in ones soft tissues as one ages (often because of amalgams) seeps into ones system via detox which depletes magnesium, selenium, etc. Because of the effect of this on your immune system you are susceptible to EVERTHING treated but NEVER prevented or cured by the profiteering Allopathic medical system. A simple explanation to be fully investigated
        ELABORATION. I have gathered 200+gig.
        The business model of the pharma run allopathic medical system is set up to lead you to extended disability, bankruptcy and early death by treating symptoms until death.
        This benefits banks and insurance companies (by keeping the death rate high and predictable and minimizing pension payouts) , politics (by minimizing CPP and OAP payouts and maximizing party contributions) , MSM (advertising support.) , medicine (continued stream of returning customers and income), dentistry (continued stream of returning customers and income by covering up danger of mercury amalgams and resultant cavitations producing methyl mercury) and pharma (Continued profiteering from sale of prescriptions ,vaccinations and chemotherapies.).
        This treat but never cure or prevent model operates by never looking for the basic cause or causes preventing your immune system from doing its self repairing function. Mercury buildup in ones soft tissues reaches a point of saturation and your body reacts by detoxing and recirculating. Which makes Mercury the prime disabler of ones immune system and catalyst for almost all medical costs and all disabilities and life shortening conditions.
        1) Deteriorates your selenium based nerve electrical connections (paralytic collapse often misnamed as stroke or PSP)
        2) Depletes magnesium etc. required for muscle control and calcium removal (for muscle relaxation after calcium tightening ) as well as immune system function. Check Medline for multiple consequences of magnesium depletion. (I have 221 references to 221 different medical conditions and cancers).
        The resulting mass slow extermination of the older population (agenda 21) benefits pension funds especially OAP.
        Especially susceptible to early sickness and death before age 65 are the poor and my fellow aboriginal population. Example:Grassie Narrows
        The death rates for people in the U.S. older than 50 have improved by one percent per year since 1950 on average. The long-term trend increased up to two percent in the years from 2000 to 2009 before stalling; the death rates only improved by about half a percent each year from 2010 to 2014. The life expectancy for 65-year-olds rose by a meager four months in the years from 2010 and 2015, which is half of the improvement noted in the years from 2005 to 2010. Moreover, the American death rate actually increased in 2015, and the death rate worsened for those over 65 in the first reversal for Americans of retirement age to be seen since 1999.
        . Let me add in the 2000 US Census 18% of the population didn’t make it to 50 and 40% never made it to 62 and
        the median age of death if you made it to 62 was 75. See line below to see how data selected to make thing appear less worse.
        In 2010 the median age of death was 62 13 years less than the 75 in 2000

  3. Seems several years back there was talk of the CIA finaancing their operation pushing drugs.

  4. As the oil supply over in the Middle East cuts off the capped oil wells in Alaska will be reopened and the consumers will pay that $6 a gallon because they believe we don’t have any oil that’s just shows you how greedy the greedy are. Unless Trump can manage to break that up also.
    Just like in Detroit 2 Precinct of cops are battling each other because one Precinct was selling drugs and the others Precinct was buying the drugs and each Precinct didn’t know what the other one was doing so let’s see the CIA buys the drugs brings it in and then the Detroit police resell it and confiscate your cash and your vehicle ,man it’s all about the money ain’t it .

    • Even stretching my mind within the confines of common sense and freedom, I fail to see the legality or decency of the Detroit cops selling drugs in a sting. Buying is more iffy, but the entire thing stinks.

      If we’d legalize drugs so that we could establish purity and concentration standards, we’d could reassign these cops to something important, like crimes of violence and property crimes. There’s plenty of important work to do that is uncontested. The entire drug situation needs to be rethought. People who can be helped by some drugs that are currently illegal are deprived, and those who wish to abuse end up with unpredictable and irrational consequences. Meanwhile, the cartels and prison industrial complex get richer and families are destroyed.

      • Yeah but – it doesn’t fit their ‘business model’ (where they give us the business) of turning this country into a police state, does it?
        And with every law (or ‘war’) established they must be ‘enforced’. More police, courts, lawyers, judges, bailiffs, courtrooms, jail space, higher taxes, etc.

  5. Well, for me it’s highly disturbing when the president is ‘wine’d and dined’ by a thug who has managed to take over a former ‘friendly’ country i.e. The Phillipines (can’t spell at 0430!).

    And he seems to be impressed by ‘bright, shiny objects’ and powerful people . . . sigh . . .

    Since he got rid of most of the State Department people because he said he could ‘do deals’, I see little evidence of results . . .

  6. Just wondering what Asian trip deals are going to spin markets. Free market for drugs and care concrooks Sennuts To Slmple. Hand in resignation go home junkies