THE BIGGER FACEBOOK GETS, THE MORE STUPIDLY IT ACTS

A Truth in Media Editorial

“STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES” (Forrest Gump)

Facebook thinks it’s getting more sophisticated by using the AI (artificial intelligence) to manage its two billion users. But actually FB is getting more stupid. Because any man-made technology is flawed in comparison with human intelligence. Even Forrest Gump knew that (“stupid is as stupid does”).

For example, any time Facebook AI software sees a naked tit, it freaks out. It cannot distinguish between a woman’s breast published in a news story, OR in a medical journal, OR as a work of art… AND porn. Because it lacks HUMAN judgement. FB assumes all nudity is porn. And it acts accordingly and stupidly – by shooting the messenger.

The preceding is what I penned on Jan 3, 2017.  Three days ago, July 6, 2017, Facebook did the same thing. Again.

They put me in their “jail” on account of alleged nudity in a post from a YEAR AGO! (Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/bob.djurdjevic/posts/10208032645348844). Only this time, FB’s action was even more ludicrous. Because FB had sent me the supposedly “offending” post itself as an “On This Day…”-reminder.

Here’s what I wrote to them in response on Friday (July 7):

FB’S “AI” (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE) MORPHS INTO “ASS” (ARTIFICIAL STUPIDITY-SQUARED)

Facebook getting more prudish and more stupid every year

You blocked me last night and put me into the FB jail for 3 days for posting something you yourselves (FB) have sent me as a reminder from my “On This Day…” posts one year ago (“ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… JULY 5, 1946 – FIRST BIKINI UNVEILED),

So if my post did violate your “community standards” one year ago, why did you not block me then? And if it did not, it implies you must have changed your standards to make them more prudish.

But that does not explain your stupidity in blocking me now after you yourselves had sent me the link to that post from 2016 – thus violating your own new standards.

Please unblock me immediately unless you want to be made into a laughing stock of the Internet.

Bob Altzar Djurdjevic

“The more the world changes, the more it is the same” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808-1890)


THE BIGGER FACEBOOK GETS, THE MORE STUPID IT IS

January 3, 2017 – here’s the link to the original FB post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gaiastewards/permalink/1037496029713069/

That’s what happened to me on Monday night when I posted a short news story about a topless woman I saw crossing a major street in Honolulu, right in front of the City Hall. I used a couple of stock photos of other women activists who were demonstrating topless in Washington, DC and New York (see TOPLESS HONOLULU STREET WALKER –  http://wp.me/p3R16m-3aa). Both photos had been previously published by major media.

Almost immediately, Facebook logged me out and banned me from being able to post anything for 24 hours. Whereupon, I asked some of my FB friends to post this comment for me:

PRUDISH FACEBOOK CENSORS PUBLISHED NEWS STORY

FB just blocked me (temporarily) for posting that story about a topless Hawaiian woman in Honolulu. Yet that was a factual NEWS story!

And the pictures are used as file photos have been already published by the major media in New York and Washington, DC. In fact, they are female activists challenging such dogma.

Of course, I filed a complaint to FB about having me blocked for publishing a news story. But I am not holding my breath.

Go figure, prudish FB censorship.

Maybe I’ll quit FB permanently. Sorry – my nearly 5,000 friends if I decide to do it. But I find it problematic that a founder of the Truth in Media should condone censorship.

Since I am not able to post anything on FB for 24 hours, I would appreciate it if some of you with FB accounts will post this for me and reference my FB profile as:

http://www.facebook.com/bob.djurdjevic

Now I know this has happened to a lot of FB users.  Many of them get angry at FB and accuse it of censorship. Some get quite emotional and attack the FB founder Mark Zuckerberg for being malicious.

Not that Zuckerberg is blameless. But why waste emotions on actions of a poorly programmed robot? Which is what the AI software is. It’s just a stupid robot.

Of course, Zuckerberg and his FB geniuses designed the stupid robot. So that’s why he is not blameless. But he “just a human.” Meaning flawed, despite the billions of dollars Wall Street has given him for inventing a stupid robot.

So instead of getting angry at Facebook or Zuckerberg, maybe we should feel sorry for them and just say, “Oh, you poor, stupid thing.” And then accept their shortcomings with the same grace and compassion we regard the defects of a disabled human.

It’s just that Facebook’s disability is in its head and thus not easily visible. But now we know and see it clearly.

PS: Of course, I plan to post this editorial as soon as I get out of the FB jail. And then probably give FB a rest for awhile. I don’t care to deal with stupid people… oops, I mean stupid robots. 🙂

After all, “where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise” (Thomas Gray, 1716-1771).

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LET US REJOICE: NEW DAWN RISES OVER AMERICA AND THE WORLD

BREAKING THE SHACKLES OF NEW WORLD ORDER SLAVERY

Did you hear that clang at 1:11 AM last night? It was the sound of the New World Order shackles hitting the ground. At that auspicious moment – the Masters  #111 on a Masters #11 day (11-09-2016) – Donald Trump was officially declared winner.

And we, the American people, did it. We broke those shackles and have now started to tear down the walls and chains with which the plutocrats of the New World Order have kept us enslaved.

Just like the Britons did on June 24 when they voted for Brexit.  Just like the French did on July 14, 1789 when ordinary folk stormed the Bastille and overthrew their aristocratic oppressors. Fortunately, we and the British people did it peacefully, armed with but a pen or a finger at a ballot box.

MY OCT 16-19 DREAMTIME PREDICTION: TRUMP WILL WIN

Three weeks ago, Spirit guides helped me predict Trump’s victory in three continuous dreams – on Oct 16, 18 and 19 (see NEW WORLD ORDER SNAKES TO BE EXPELLED FROM AMERICAhttp://wp.me/p3QU1S-1TK). Here’s the gist:

“Like Saint Patrick in Ireland, Donald Trump and the American people will drive away from America the New World Order snakes on Nov 8, 2016.”

MOZART’S SYMPHONY #40: A DREAMTIME PRECURSOR OF TRUMP’S VICTORY, NOW A NEW DAWN SYMPHONY

The night before the election day, I played this symphony in my dream. Literally… fingering and all. It was very vivid. And it felt like a victory song – a joyful celebration. Perhaps an Ode to Trump? A precursor of his victory.

A NEW DAWN SYMPHONY

Tonight (Nov 8), as the votes are still being counted across the country, I played it again live. And now, I also want to share it also with you. This is the version I recorded over two years ago as my birthday gift from Mozart. It is one of the most UPLIFTING piece of music ever written. Which was fitting at a time the American people were breaking the shackles of the New World Order.

MOZART SYMPHONY #40 (“ROO SYMPHONY” – now a “NEW DAWN SYMPHONY”) – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – his 70th birthday gift from Mozart – music recorded entirely on a Clavinova on May 30, 2015 – some video clips from a Mozart concert at the Musikverein were recorded in Vienna on May 17, 2014

 

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STAY VIGILANT: LET’S NOT HAVE A REAGAN FIFTH COLUMN ENCORE

The universe is unfolding as it should and as expected. But at this time of joy and jubilation, we also must stay vigilant. We must not rest until all the New World Order snakes have been driven from our shores or put behind bars.  So we can start to rebuild our society into making America great again.

And to do that, we must not allow the New World Order plutocrats to surround Trump with their minions as they did with Ronald Reagan in the 1981 and beyond. For more on that, see my Oct 23 post:

BEIRUT EMBASSY BOMBING: REAGAN’S BAPTISM BY FIRE AND HUMILIATION BY NEW WORLD ORDER’S FIFTH COLUMN IN HIS CABINET

Will the Same Happen with Trump When He Is Elected? – https://is.gd/mMcRHn

Oct 23, 2016

IF YOU CAN’T BEAT HIM, JOIN HIM… AND THEN SMOTHER HIM

ALTZAR: Ronald Reagan was the only US president in the last half a century who was not a card-carrying member of the globalist New World Order organizations, such as the Council for Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg Group, for example. Like Donald Trump, he was elected because he was an outspoken critic of such establishment “elites.”

What happened in the aftermath of the Beirut embassy bombing was a perfect example of how these New World Order globalists deal with a popular outsider. They muzzle him by surrounding him with loyal members of their societies which would advance their agendas and interests no matter what a sitting president may think.

Like Caspar Weinberger, for example, Reagan’s Secretary of Defense, who was a member of both CFR and Trilateral Commission. In the end, he and his NWO cronies overpowered the popular president. Reagan was forced to retreat from Lebanon without retaliation because of the NWO-US multinational companies’ oil interests in the region. As a result, 241 American Marines and 58 French paratroopers lost their lives for nothing. Reagan left Lebanon with his tail between his legs despite his initial aggressive rhetoric.

Which is why it will be interesting to see what happens AFTER Donald Trump is elected on Nov 7. Will he allow the NWO bosses to overwhelm him with their picks for cabinet appointments as was the case with Reagan?

We must pray that our new president remains clear-headed about who his true friends and enemies are and does not allow the NWO fifth column anywhere near his White House. And we must also insist that he deliver on his promise to bring Hillary and Obama administration officials to justice as co-conspirators in her crimes (see TRUMP SHOULD REVOKE HILLARY’S PASSPORT – https://is.gd/UCfRF9).

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IGNORE LAMESTREAM LIBERAL MEDIA FROM NOW ON AND WATCH THEM WITHER AND DIE AS SURELY AS PLUMS TURN TO PRUNES

Or start to brown-nose Trump

One of the best things that have happened during the last year of US election is that the lamestream media have become thoroughly discredited.  If there was ever any doubt before that they are nothing but empty suits and dresses in service of the New World Order plutocrats, there should be none left now.

No more TV

The likes of Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN etc. have lied through their teeth throughout the campaign; they have blatantly and unashamedly supported the most corrupt candidate ever to run for president; they have invented bogus stories to smear Trump; some have even paid bimbos to lie about their alleged sexual dalliances with our new president.

In other words, the so-called “mainstream” media have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are trashy whores of the New World Order. The fact that we, the American people, elected Donald Trump president despite their propaganda, is heartening. It means we are not all brainwashed. And that offers hope for America to be beautiful again.

So all we need to do in the future is to continue to ignore the lamestream media stories, shows, and other propaganda packaged as “entertainment.”

How do we do it? Easy. Just cancel your cable TV subscription and keep only the Internet. That’s what I did years ago and have never looked back. First we have to stop the brainwashing before we can start cleansing the minds and teaching the public how to THINK again.

Without us as their audience, these media whores will wither and die eventually just as surely as plums turn to prunes.

NO ‘LIBERAL’ GUARDIAN ‘MEA CULPA,’ ONLY STUNNED SURPRISE

The fact that Trump won and did it so convincingly was only a surprise to the arrogant “liberal” media who had been shamelessly bending over backward to push Hillary into the White House.

The Guardian, a left wing British newspaper, doggedly attacked Trump and blindly supported Hillary throughout the campaign.  In fact, their reporting of the US Election reminded me of a famous quote by another British writer – Arnold Bennett (1867-1931):

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“Journalists say a thing that they know isn’t true in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.”

Well, that didn’t happen this time around. So the Guardian is left with a large egg on its face. Yet, no ‘mea culpa’ or any other sign of humility from its editors.

Here’s an excerpt from Guardian’s today’s editorial ruminating about ‘what went wrong,’ when actually everything went right, except for those wearing a “liberal” blindfold:

The triumph of Donald Trump

In a stunning turnaround at the end of a bitter and polarizing election campaign, Republican Donald Trump was declared president-elect at 2.30 amthis morning. The result, delivered with a clear electoral majority, was immediately declared one of the greatest presidential election upsets. “Sorry to keep you waiting, complicated business, complicated business,” the billionaire businessman and former Apprentice host told supporters gathered to hear his victory speech at a New York hotel. “I will be a president for all Americans,” he said.

Trump won 279 electoral delegates, with three states yet to be called, winning the crucial battleground states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. The Democrats’ “blue wall” in the midwest, including Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, crumbled against all poll predictions. But the Republicans didn’t just take the White House, they kept control of the House and Senate. Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton, defeated in her quest to make history as the first female president, conceded the race in a phone call on Wednesday morning but did not address her hundreds of dumbstruck supporters who had gathered at the Javits Convention Center in New York.

How Trump won

Trump is the first reality television star and the first non-politician since Dwight Eisenhower to win the nomination for president of a major political party. He was the first to spend part of his campaign denying sexual assault allegations and clashing with the family of a fallen soldier and a Miss Universe winner. At 70, he is the oldest person in history to be elected US president. His winning formula was to copy Ronald Reagan’s simple promise to make America great again and, according to exit polling data, focusing on fears around terrorism, immigration and trade. It was an appeal to the heart, not the head, and his supporters overlooked his obvious flaws. (for more, see… https://is.gd/AqWUrQ)

THIS ELECTION PROVED THE POWER OF THE INTERNET

This election has also demonstrated the power of the Internet. None of this would have been possible had we not had access to alternative news sources and social media channels. So we must cherish and protect those sources from interference by the government agencies, like the NSA or FBI, or from subservience by the IT stooges of the New World Order, like Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Which reminded me of an article I published on that topic 22 years ago, in November 1994, when the word Internet was still highlighted in red by the PC spellcheckers:

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“Two decades ago, I likened the PC and the Internet revolutions to the invention of a handgun.

“They empower the individual and small companies to compete with industrial giants on a level playing field,” I wrote in a landmark Annex Bulletin (End of Western Dominance? Refusion of Arts & SciencesNov 1994 – http://www.djurdjevic.com/Bulletins/global/94-52_End_of_West.html).

I was wrong. It was much more than that. The PC and the Internet did empower individuals not just to compete with industrial giants but to even win.  Witness Google, Apple (resurgence),  Facebook, and hundreds of other companies that have emerged as IT leaders since then.

As a result, they unleashed a tsunami of creativity around the globe.  Which, in turn, led to a restructuring of the social and political order in many countries.”

Such as in the U.S. in November 2016.

ASSANGE: BETTER LEAKER THAN ANALYST, WAS WRONG ABOUT TRUMP 3 DAYS BEFORE ELECTION

In a TV interview with John Pilger, an independent fellow Australian-born journalist, filmed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London and broadcast three days before the election (Nov 5), Wikileaks founder Julian Assange predicted that Trump “would not be allowed to win.”

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By saying that, the man who has done more than any other human on the planet to expose Hillary’s crimes, transgressions, lies and distortions, proved himself to be a better info. leaker than an analyst. Here’s a part of that interview Assange said:

Pilger also questioned Assange over increasingly frequent accusations from the Clinton camp, and Western media, that WikiLeaks is looking to swing next week’s US presidential election in favor of Donald Trump – perhaps at Russia’s behest.

But Assange dismissed the prospect of Trump, who is behind in the polls, winning as unlikely – and not necessarily due to his standing with the electorate.

My analysis is that Trump would not be permitted to win. Why do I say that? Because he has had every establishment off his side. Trump does not have one establishment, maybe with the exception of the Evangelicals, if you can call them an establishment,” said Assange. “Banks, intelligence, arms companies, foreign money, etc. are all united behind Hillary Clinton. And the media as well. Media owners, and the journalists themselves.” (for more, see… http://on.rt.com/7tv7).

I remember shaking my head in disbelief when I read that segment on Nov 5.

“Why has he suddenly gone soft?” I wondered. “Is Assange trying to appease Hillary if she gets elected? Or was it that she just faith and conviction and was also under the spell of NWO establishment and media power?” It takes real guts to swim against such a tidal wave.
But Assange’s sudden softness seemed so out of character for a man who has fearlessly given his freedom to the cause of truth and full disclosure. So I just filed this story in the back of my memory. Until now.

THE AMERICAN TRAGEDY: NEARLY 60 MILLION OF AMERICANS VOTED FOR THE MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN HISTORY

This election demonstrates the success of New World Order’s Dumbing Down of America,” and the need to start re-educating our fellow citizens

Back in 1997, I published a column in the Washington Times titled  DANCING ‘ROUND THE GOLDEN CALF. My original title for that piece was “Dumbing Down of America.” The fact that two decade later, nearly 60 million of our fellow citizens voted for the most corrupt candidate in the history of U.S. presidential races, attests to the success of New World Order plutocrats’ dumbing down process. And that is a true American Tragedy.

So what’s to be done?

Well, neutralize and eliminate the plutocrats. Drive the New World Order snakes from our shores or put them behind bars. That’s the first order of business as I said earlier.

Then we must start to repair the damage they have done to several generations of our fellow-citizens with their quasi “liberal” ideas, with their greed-driven  materialistic morality, with their our education system which denigrates America’s traditional culture and values, with their Hollywood and pro sports-driven agendas.

It has taken several decades to dumb down our nation. It will take us as long or longer to steer America back on its righteous path of liberty and justice for all.  But as Confucius said, “a thousand mile journey begins with the first step.”

We took that step today. Let us continue and persevere in making America great again.  With God’s help.

Also see…

Letter to a “liberal” friend and Hillary supporter in Australia:

GET READY TO EAT A LARGE BOWL OF CROW

I have a longtime and dear friend in Australia. Trouble is, he is a died in the wool “liberal” and a Hillary supporter. Which is like going around with blinkers.  You only see what “they” want you to see.

My friend has been occasionally writing to me during the last several months with critical comments about my editorials and predictions. Such as that we should ignore the liberal lamestream media polls and just get out and vote.

Occasionally, I would also reply with a disagreeable comment of my own. But realizing the futility of such arguments, I mostly suggested we both bide our time and bite our tongues until Nov 8. And now that the Election Day has come and gone, here’s a message I have just sent to to my friend in Australia:

“I hope you are ready to eat a VERY LARGE BOWL OF CROW, my mate. Sorry I could not quickly find an image of a bowl big enough to suit the purpose.

You should eat crow not just because of the election results and Trump’s victory. But because of extreme arrogance that you and your liberal brethren around the world have shown toward anyone who did not share your views. Such as yours truly who has been saying all along that we should IGNORE the lamestream media polls because they are biased and therefore will be proven wrong in the end.”

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NEW YORK TIMES’ ELECTION DAY FLIP-FLOPS

Check this out, “fresh” off the press from a leading liberal lamestream media organization – the New York Times:

“The New York Times runs an election tracker web page that calculates the odds of presidential victory, popular vote margins, and projected Electoral College totals, in addition to monitoring the final state-by-state results.

At the beginning of Election Eve, the tracker gave Hillary Clinton an 85% to win the election. Within two hours, the odds had shifted to a 50-50 race. At 10:30 PM Eastern time, with the last few decisive swing states waiting to be called, the odds stood at 90% for Trump.

Now, at 11:15 MST (1:15 AM Eastern), the New York Times is calling for Trump to win 308 electoral votes with 95% certainty. “

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UPDATE NOV 10, 2016

WATCH OUT FOR “LIBERAL” TURNCOATS: THEY COULD BE THE FIFTH COLUMN IN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

Every time there is a momentous change in the world history, such as what just happened in the U.S., the minions and apparatchiks who had faithfully served the fallen regime rush into their closets to put on the new regime uniforms. And pretend that they were for Trump all along.

So stand by for lots of brown-nosers to crawl out of the rat holes where Hillary and Obams  loyalists had been living. We must not let them come anywhere near Trump.  Lest they infest him with the “liberal” rat poison they were spreading across the U.S. and around the world.

What brought this on?

A memory of this image I saw in Bosnia in 1992 when I was working as a war correspondent. It was September 1992. The Bosnian had not even been into its 6th month. The fall of the Soviet Union was merely nine months old.  Yet the local communist turncoats, who had faithfully served Tito, a mass-murderer of the first class, were discarding their red stars like excess baggage.

Over the next year or so, stand  by for similar “transformations” of the HIllary and Obama “liberals” here in the U.S.

Because, people like Hillary, Obama and their followers are the antithesis of anything “liberal.” They have made this noble term into a dirty word. Because the so-called “liberals” in America and around the world are anything but LIBERAL. They are the MOST INTOLERANT segment of our society. They foster dictatorship of minorities. They only believe in “their way or highway.”

Witness the violent protests some of them are launching as we speak against the free will of the American people who have elected Donald Trump as our president. We must stop them. And then just stomp on them to keep them down in the dustbin of history where they belong. Along with Hillary and Obama.

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UPDATE NOV 11, 2016

DUMP THE MEDIA “PUNDITS”

So-called “pundits” have been wrong about everything, including stock market reaction to Trump victory

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Take a look at this stock market chart. What do you see?

What I see is a large egg on the faces of mainstream media and its so-called “pundits.” They have been wrong about everything, including stock market reaction to Trump victory.

Even one of the leading lamestream media whores – the New York Times – now admits that. Here’s an excerpt from its today’s story:

“To the long list of pundits who called the election all wrong — as well as its likely consequences — add Wall Street analysts.

As the presidential election approached, they were falling all over themselves to predict a Hillary Clinton victory and, afterward, a modest stock market rally. The prospect of a win by Donald J. Trump was so remote as to be deemed a “black swan,” an event that was only distantly possible but would have potentially dire consequences for financial markets.

Among the many predicting a drop in equity markets in the unlikely event of a Trump victory were analysts at Citibank, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. Keith Parker, head of cross-asset strategy research at Barclays, forecast a drop of 11 to 13 percent in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index.

The hedge fund Bridgewater Associates went even further, warning clients that the Dow Jones industrial average would fall 2,000 points. (see New York Times, Nov 11, 2016)

The New York Post was even tougher on the “pundits” in its yesterday’s story Pundits were spectacularly wrong about the 2016 election:

Boy, were they wrong.

Pundits botched the presidential election in epic fashion — claiming for months that Hillary Clinton was a lock for the presidency before being shocked back to reality by Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday night.

Longtime political researchers and experts, including Nate Silver of the closely watched site FiveThirtyEight, predicted that Clinton had numerous broad paths to the 270 Electoral College votes that would place her in the White House, while Trump had only a few narrow ones.

Numerous media outlets and personalities projected a decisive win for the former secretary of state — including New York magazine, which slapped a grotesque photo of Trump on its cover with the word “Loser” just days before Election Day.

Deadspin columnist and GQ correspondent Drew Magary went so far as to publish a scathing piece about the Republican candidate on Sunday — titled “Donald Trump Is Going To Get His Ass Kicked On Tuesday.”

“This isn’t close, and never was,” he wrote.

Foreign Policy magazine was so sure of a Clinton victory that it published an article in July titled “The Republican Party Is On the Verge of Extinction.”

Not to be outdone, a month later, The Hill followed up with an opinion piece written by a contributor headed “Trump’s loss could make the GOP extinct.”

But once the ballots were counted, Republicans took control of the White House, Senate and House.

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What’s To Be Done?

  • Well, step one, as I have said before is – dump the lamestream media and its “pundits,” unplug your TV from network broadcasts and do your own research on the internet using many independent sources.
  • Step two, if you own any stock market equities, dump them now! The stock market may be up for the time being, but it is a bubble that will eventually burst. And you don’t want to end up holding the bag when that happens. Better to forego some short-term gains, than to face larger losses down the road. (Even some of the “pundits” now agree with me on this – “Why this post-election jump in the stock market probably means nothing” – see https://is.gd/6D203V).

dice-goldbarsWhy am I not bullish on the current bull market?

Because it’s all smoke and mirrors. The stock market is nothing more than a legalized casino with traders in pin-stripe suits placing much bigger bets than the Las Vegas gamblers.

Here’s what I wrote about it way back in 1998 in a story titled “The Raging Bull of Wall Street Is Just That – Bull!:

“Wall Street has become almost totally decoupled from the nation’s economic activities. Like a gambling casino, it is largely driven by investment cash flows, not profits or losses of the companies it trades.” (The Raging Bull of Wall Street Is Just That – Bull! (1998)

We are also “pleased” because we have been saying at least since 1997 that Wall Street has become a casino, and that corporate fundamentals have little to do anymore with stock values.  (Wall Street Casino (2002).

In fact, if you CLICK HERE, you will be able to see SEVERAL DOZEN articles I had written between 1997 and 2002 on the subject of the Wall Street Casino.

If you do that and still decide to chase the rainbows at the Wall Street Casino, that’s okay. At least I won’t have you on my conscience.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

As a business consultant and financial and IT industry analyst, I have spent a lifetime blowing the smoke out of my clients’ eyes trying to help them see clearly what’s ahead.

And who were these clients? Well, they were large multinational companies, the “Who’s Who” in the IT industry during the 1980s and 1990s, starting with IBM and then going down the list.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I invite those of you who only know me by my geopolitical, war reporting, artistic, musical or shamanic hats – also to check out my two business websites. They are now inactive (I retired in 2014) but are still very much relevant: Annex Research (1978-2013)  – http://djurdjevic.com/ and Annex Research (2013-2014 – http://annexresearch.wordpress.com/.  And it is this kind of business consulting work that actually paid for all my other activities by which I am perhaps better known. You will find there many stories which can help you understand why I think that dumping your stock holdings now (if you still have some), will serve you well in the future.

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UPDATE NOV 12, 2016

Levity Interlude: A Letter from Canada

Got a letter from an old friend in Canada this morning. “For your chuckle,” his note read. Actually, it almost made spit. Read my reply to him at the end to see why.

NEWS UPDATE FROM CANADA

The flood of Trump-fearing American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past couple days. The Republican presidential victory is prompting an exodus of left-leaning Americans who fear they’ll soon be required to hunt, pray, pay taxes, and live according to the Constitution. Canadian border residents say it’s not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, global-warming activists, and “green” energy proponents crossing their fields at night.

“I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn,” said southern Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota.

“He was cold, exhausted and hungry, and begged me for a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn’t have any, he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?”

[snip] – the letter continues in the same SNL mocking style. Here’s my reply:

ALTZAR: Funny, but I only wish it were true. These scumbags are not known for keeping their promises any more than Hillary is known for telling the truth. Besides, why would Canada agree to be a dumping ground for the U.S. trash?

PS; Rather than wait for them to leave the U.S., which might take till hell freezes over, perhaps Trump should deport them to Saudi Arabia. Where they can give concerts in the desert to help pay off the Saudi’s $25 million investment in Hillary. :-)

This also, just in from Canada…

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UPDATE NOV 15, 2016

“Liberal” media establishment stooges now switch their attacks from Trump to his cabinet and staff appointments

LIKE A PACK OF WOLVES, LAMESTREAM MEDIA NOW ATTACKING STEPHEN BANNON TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM TRUMP’S APPOINTMENT OF ESTABLISHMENT SHILL REINCE PRIEBUS AS WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF

Remember that New York Times’ publisher apology for blowing the election? Well, predictably, it was short lived. The liberal media establishment whores are back to their old tactics – smearing anybody and anything to do with Donald Trump.

Yes, these same unrepentant media folks who UNSUCCESSFULLY demonized Trump and ended up with the largest egg on their face in history of American journalism. Undaunted, they are now switching their attacks from Trump to his cabinet and staff appointments.

The Truth in Media members have proven themselves capable of sniffing out BS stories when they see one. And they know what to do with them – file them in the overflowing “liberal news” trash bin.

BEWARE: THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT!

Meanwhile, why not focus instead on how these same election LOSERS are now trying muzzle Trump by inserting fifth column people of their own among his staff appointments. Like “Reince” Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, whom Trump has just named White House Chief of Staff. I fear that over time, Trump may end up like Reagan – surrounded by New World Order establishment shills.

Check out this piece I published over three weeks ago warning about that – long before Trump was even elected. And, it has already started happening. So we must stay vigilant to make sure Trump does not stray from the path we followed him on.

STAY VIGILANT: LET’S NOT HAVE A REAGAN FIFTH COLUMN ENCORE

Will the Same Happen with Trump When He Is Elected? – https://is.gd/mMcRHn (Oct 23, 2016)

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UPDATE Nov 19, 2016

DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA – NOW ON VIDEO – IN FLESH AND BLOOD

A wonderful video. The authors even used the title of my Aug 1997 Washington Times column “Dumbing Down of America” – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1ST (the WT editors retitled it to DANCING ‘ROUND THE GOLDEN CALF).
Here’s a link to this video on Facebook:

DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

 
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I have just added this segment to my LET US REJOICE: NEW DAWN RISES OVER AMERICA AND THE WORLD, Nov 9, 2016 piece.

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FACE-TO-FACE WITH FACEBOOK

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Imperfect Censorship Reveals Cracks in New World Order Armor

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE SURPRISINg of facebook marketing

The Less Surprising: Dumbing Down of America Accelerating

During the last seven days since the Truth in Media published the piece Dial 9/11 for Mass Murder – Revisited“, I decided to run a little test, go face-to-face with Facebook marketing practices. I gave this piece a little “boost” using Facebook’s marketing as a vehicle. After all…Facebook has over 1.3 billion monthly active users (as of June 2014).

And the results were both good and bad and more than a little surprising.

The Good-part was that, for just $30, the Truth in Media article reached 120,614 people worldwide in a week. Which resulted in 3,472 of their clicks to the TiM website to learn more about the 9/11 story and the Truth in Media.

Conclusion? Clearly, FB can be used effectively for promoting worthy causes.

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 9.20.57 AMThe Bad-part was that FB kept approving and then rejecting various versions of our ad image. Not once, not twice… but six times! (see the table – right).

Each time, they used as an excuse the 20% ratio of text-to-image which they arbitrarily set as the criterion for an ad being “acceptable.” In turn, this gave them a chance to manipulate the acceptance/rejection process without calling it outright censorship.

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For example, they kept rejecting the ads, such as the two above, even after I had made sure they complied fully with FB’s 20% text limit. Which is why FB approved them at first anyway.

But one look at the KINDS of images Facebook later rejected can help one understand what team they are playing for – for the New World Order, of course. Wall Street has made Facebook a $194 billion-company. Yes, Facebook market value is $194 BILLION! So FB know what side their bread is buttered on.

And now The Surprising-bit… As someone who has spent over four decades making a living in the computer industry, I know that…

One thing you can be sure of when it comes to technology is – IT WILL FAIL. That axiom never fails.

To test this theory, i kept resubmitting the same rejected ads, either slightly changed, or not at all. I figured that with all these billions of members, FB must be relying on technology to do its censorship.

And lo and behold, several of these supposedly “unacceptable” ads got through the FB censorship net. Which is why I was able to share the “good”-parts with you. Over 26,000 people worldwide got to learn the truth about what really happened on 9/11.

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Which concludes the Truth in Media $30-test.

CONCLUSIONS:

1. Facebook advertising works…

– IF –

2. If at first you fail, try and try again.

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The Less Surprising: Dumbing Down of America Accelerating

Now a Less Surprising part… At least for those of us in America who have watched the intellectual and moral decay in this country for decades (see below this writers columns about that from the last 17 years).

The title of the article the Truth in Media was boosting on FB was Dial 9/11 for Mass Murder – Revisited“. Clearly, the topic was as American as apple pie, only more serious and gruesome.

So the people in what country, do you think, would be the most interested in a story like this? Plus, the United States is the single largest market for Facebook.

  • United States over 221 million members
  • Brazil over 75 million members
  • India over 73 million members
  • Indonesia over 60 million members
  • Mexico over 47 million members

These top 5 countries account for about 39% of FB’s worldwide reach (Jan 2013 stats extrapolated using the June 2014 membership data).

Common sense would suggest, therefore, that the United States should have been the top country to show interest in the real truth about 9/11, right?

Well, think again.

By far, the greatest number of responses came from the Philippines. Yes, the Philippines. And not by a small margin. Fourteen times as many Filipinos were interested in learning the truth about 9/11/ as were Americans. And three times as many Serbs, a tiny country with a population of about 7 million, roughly the same as Arizona.

For the full analysis, check out the table below…

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So read and weep, my fellow-Americans. The New World Order leaders are winning the battle on the home front. They are successfully dumbing down the vast majority of a nation of 319 million people.

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And then, after you wipe your tears, smile and rejoice. Why? Who says the US dollar is weak? See how much useful intelligence a mere thirty bucks can buy? Fodder for a full Truth in Media story… 🙂

SOME PAST TRUTH IN MEDIA ARTICLES ABOUT DUMING DOWN OF AMERICA

Jan 23, 2006 America Is Rapidly Losing Its Moral Compass. Toward a Nation of Morons. Dumbing Down by Immigration; “Queen of Daytime” Enters Fray on …
Aug 31, 1997 America is rapidly becoming a nation of mutts. … “After only two or three generations, you can easily produce a nation of morons.” Sadly …
Jul 21, 2012 Nor is the deliberate dumbing down of our nation. … “After only two or three generations, you can easily produce a nation of morons.” […].
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Dec 31, 2010 Toward a Nation of Morons (2006) … So what kind of morons does the government takes us for? So unemploy ment is strike one against the …
Mar 11, 2013 By 2007, the top 1% accounted for 24% of total nation’s income (left chart). … or three generations, you can easily produce a nation of morons.”.