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The Burning Platform

The Burning Platform

Contributor since: 19 Jun 2013

  • The Horror! The Horror!

    Published 30 April 2017 | viewed 0 times

    I'm constantly amazed by the ability of those in power to create a narrative trusted by a gullible non-critical thinking populace. Appealing to emotions, when…

  • Stupid is as Stupid Does

    Published 04 April 2017 | viewed 0 times

    If you prefer fake news, fake data, and a fake narrative about an improving economy and stock market headed to 30,000, don't read this fact…

  • Second Foundation: Empire Crumbling

    Published 28 March 2017 | viewed 0 times

    In Part One of this article I analyzed the similarities of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy to Strauss & Howe’s Fourth Turning, trying to assess how…

  • Foundation and Empire: Is Donald Trump the Mule?

    Published 27 March 2017 | viewed 0 times

    In Part One of this article I analyzed the similarities of Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy to Strauss & Howe's Fourth Turning, trying to assess how…

  • Foundation - The Fall of the American Galactic Empire

    Published 26 March 2017 | viewed 0 times

    "The fall of Empire, gentlemen, is a massive thing, however, and not easily fought. It is dictated by a rising bureaucracy, a receding initiative, a…

  • Steve Eisman: Smart, Lucky, Abrasive and Now One Of Them

    Published 18 March 2017 | viewed 0 times

    I loved Michael Lewis' book – The Big Short – about the 2008 Wall Street created global financial catastrophe, that is still impacting the little…

  • What The Hell is Going On? Part III

    Published 09 March 2017 | viewed 0 times

    In Part I and Part II of this article I revealed how the Deep State's fake data and fake news propaganda machine can be overcome…

  • What The Hell is Going On? Part II

    Published 09 March 2017 | viewed 0 times

    In Part One of this article I exposed the establishment narrative of a strong economy as rubbish by providing hard data regarding imploding gasoline usage,…

  • What The Hell is Going On?

    Published 07 March 2017 | viewed 0 times

    "The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." - H.L. Mencken "The older I get the less I…

  • A New Jacksonian Era? Part II

    Published 13 February 2017 | viewed 0 times

    In Part One of this article I documented the populist administration of Andrew Jackson and similarities to Donald Trump's populist victory in the recent election.…

  • A New Jacksonian Era?

    Published 12 February 2017 | viewed 0 times

    "Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for…

  • Common Sense - 2017: Part II

    Published 22 January 2017 | viewed 0 times

    In Part One of this article I explored Thomas Paine's critical role in the creation of our nation. His Common Sense pamphlets inspired the common…

  • Common Sense - 2017

    Published 16 January 2017 | viewed 0 times

    "Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain." - John Adams Thomas Paine was…

  • A Biased 2017 Forecast: Part II

    Published 01 January 2017 | viewed 0 times

    In Part One of this article I discussed the failure of our brains to think rationally due to our biases and the relentless propaganda flogged…

  • A Biased 2017 Forecast: Part I

    Published 31 December 2016 | viewed 0 times

    "The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained." - Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast…

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Published 21 December 2016 | viewed 0 times

    I stopped trying to predict markets back in 2008 when the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, Wall Street bankers, and their propaganda peddling media mouthpieces colluded…

  • Getting in Bed with The Government

    Published 11 December 2016 | viewed 0 times

    The recent deal to keep Carrier jobs in the United States is not at all unusual. It only received so much press because Trump made…

  • Carrier and The Slippery Slope

    Published 04 December 2016 | viewed 0 times

    "Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences." – Donald Trump The reaction to Trump's deal to keep 1,100 Carrier jobs…

  • Blocks of 'Black' Friday

    Published 27 November 2016 | viewed 0 times

    It's now been almost three weeks since Donald Trump's shocking (to mainstream propaganda media outlets) victory over Hillary Clinton and her establishment cronies in the…

  • Gray Champion Assumes Command: Part II

    Published 20 November 2016 | viewed 0 times

    In Part One of this article I discussed the arrival of Grey Champions in previous Fourth Turnings; their attributes, deficiencies, and leadership skills; and why…