German media failed to report refugee crisis honestly, study finds

This is a shocker.

In Germany, like in the USA, there is an official narrative handed down from the wonks running the government, which is then repeated as truth by those in the media who have partnered with the government and want to get invited to the right cocktail parties.

Of course many people realize that it’s all BS, many more than in the past, but the media and the state are still very powerful and as such can pummel those who offer up an alternative analysis.

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Reporters Without Borders: Russian bill is copy-and-paste of Germany’s (terrible) hate speech law

Across the world states are trying to lock down speech. China is leading the way but Europe and the US are increasingly restrictive.

Of course it’s all an effort at restricting “hate speech.” Right.

Speech is speech, and “hate speech” as defined by the state is often just something someone somewhere in the state aparatus doesn’t want to hear.

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Obama can’t help but pop off when he hangs out with Merkel : Please Mr. former Pres., you’ve really done enough already, let America recover from your presidency

Obama is a failed president in most respects. Though I will grant that he is a re-elected failed president which makes his case all the more odd. His one “accomplishment” was Obamacare which has proven a failure and is currently imploding.

He lost the House. He lost the Senate. He blew up Libya. He helped spark the unrest in Syria. His IRS persecuted those who called for the rule of law. The economy sputtered and sputtered more.

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Trump’s EU Ambassador Says Greece Likely To “Sever Ties With Germany & Exit The Euro”

Germany and Greece had “ties” before.

The EU, the dream, the de facto European (monetary) empire based officially in Brussels but in many if not most respects in Berlin is on the edge of imploding. Currently on deck for possible European Union exit, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Greece. Britain famously of course has already decided to leave.

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Euro ‘house of cards’ to collapse, warns ECB prophet

The European Union is eroding from its periphery and it is collapsing in pieces even in Germany and France. It is highly fragile and if real recessionary winds blow the EU will start to crumble at a faster pace.

We say the faster, the better.

The bureaucrats are clinging to the dream, but the dream has morphed into something very different for many in Europe. We can’t say that we’re disappointed.

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While America worries about Trillary, Germany preparing Deutsche Bank bailout plan, reports claim

Yes, yes, everything is fine economically. So what if the largest FOREX trader in the world and the globe’s 11th largest bank is teetering because after all this time the DOJ in America finally decided to levy a fine of consequence against a major bank.

My question is why is the US trying to break Deutsche Bank? If it wrote fraudulent mortgages and packaged fraudulent mortgage backed securities it deserves to feel pain. But other banks got off with wrist slaps.

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“No Reason” Why ECB Shouldn’t Buy Stocks: Peterson Institute

No reason eh? It’s perfectly OK for a central bank to buy the market. Price discovery? Reality? Such things are so passe. So pre-2008.

Remember when people used to talk about this sort of thing in hushed tones? It wasn’t that long ago. Now? Right out in the open. Heck in some places it’s already DONE right out in the open.

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The war on cash continues, a dispatch from the German front

Central banks don’t like cash, particularly when they want to impose negative interest rates on a failing global economy. (If banks were to offer negative rates cash would provide a yield and as such few would put money in the bank. The central bankers are very afraid of this scenario because it takes control away from them.) Central governmental authorities don’t like cash either because they can’t track each and every transaction for tax purposes if people do business in cash.

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After Poland Compares EU To Nazis, Brussels Launches “Unprecedented” Review Of Polish Media Laws

Big surprise that the NPR coverage of this story this morning emphasized the European Union’s supposed commitment to “the rule of law.” The backward Poles we were to understand were the ones in the wrong, and now Brussels (really Berlin) had to deal with the Warsaw yokels.

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Nigel Farage, leader of UK Independence Party, addresses the new German domination of the EU, while Hollande and Merkel have to sit and listen (Video)

Farage giving us an update this past summer on the fight against the EU.

I don’t agree with everything Mr. Farage has to say, but I do agree with a good bit. I had the opportunity to listen to him speak in Washington recently and I was impressed. He is as entertaining in person as he is on the floor of the European Parliament. His voice is a critical one as Europe appears to be spinning headlong into an autocratic abyss.

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