Don’t Be Fake Out By the Stock Market Head Fakes

June 16th, 2015
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In our last newsletter, I warned of the following: “The fact that the US stock markets gave up all of its gains and actually closed lower on the day by market close should clearly signal to all of us not only the massive banker interference that is occurring in US stock markets on a daily basis, but the fragility of US stock markets that this daily interference has created.” Since then, we had a “head fake” at the end of last week in US stock markets when TPTB went to work and pumped US stock markets significantly higher, but in the past two days, all of these gains have since been lost.

 

In the chart of the Greek stock market above, the Greek stock market surged a massive +8% , with 7% of the surge happening in one day after the MSM (mainstream media) did what it does best – lie and falsely report that the Greek government had agreed to impose more austerity measures upon Greek citizens to bailout the bankers. Of course, as soon as it was revealed that the MSM was lying, as usual, the Greek stock market immediately plummeted by -12%. And this is the nature of the head fakes we are going to see in stock markets, real estate markets, forex markets, and commodity markets as long as the MSM is intent on being a propaganda tool for banker lies. At the current time, the most pressing situation for the Greek government is a 1.6 billion euro debt payment due to IMF bankers at the end of this month, which they cannot make right now.

 

If Greece were the US, then the Bank of Greece would merely create the 1.6 billion out of thin air to make the debt payment and Greece would have no problem at all, as this is the modus operandus for US Central Banker month after month and year after year to make good on all their debt payments for which they lack funds. But of course, the MSM would have you believe that Greece’s economy is far more troubled fundamentally than any other nation that welcomes and houses rogue Central Bankers that have buried their nation in debt. From a fundamental perspective in regard to debt, the US, Japan, St. Kitts and Nevis ARE Greece. From a real world perspective, the US is not yet – yet being the key word – in as much trouble as Greece because Greek bankers do not possess the same unlimited powers as US Central Bankers in that can create as much currency out of thin air as they desire, at any time they desire.

 

There are rumblings again from the precious metals community that gold and silver will finally turnaround this week after another reported spike in gold and silver prices on heavy volume. I told you in a previous newsletter that I did not buy into this same narrative in mid-May when many in the precious metals community called for a huge spike higher in silver to materialize in May after silver prices cleared a 4-year downward trendline. I’m not buying into this narrative again this week. I do believe a strong turnaround in gold and silver prices is coming, but just not yet.

 

In other gold news, when a State institution doesn’t trust the largest private bank in the nation and opts to pull $1 billion in physical gold from the vaults of this bank to be housed in its own State funded vault, this is clearly a sign of massive distrust for the banking industry in general. This week, the University of Texas Investment Management Company announced that it will pull $1 billion of gold from the vaults of the US Federal Reserve to house its gold in a newly established State gold bullion depository. There is absolutely no reason to do this unless the UT investment management company does not trust US Central Bankers and believe that US Central Bankers would steal their gold, so do not underestimate the symbolic meaning of this action that is not being reported by the MSM at all. It’s good to see that the UT Investment Management Company’s top officials have not been unduly influenced into poor decisions by the MSM and have decided to take personal responsibility for the welfare of their investments by pulling them from bankers and storing their sound money themselves outside of the banking system.

 

There is no doubt in my mind that head fakes, the kind witnessed in Greek stock markets this past week, will continue to materialize in nearly all global capital markets, including Chinese stock markets, European stock markets and US stock markets, as the MSM’s false narratives will push asset prices counter to how they should be behaving. And as has happened in Greece, these false price swings will then be followed by huge price swings in the opposite direction. For more information on how to separate the wheat from the chaff, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and to come by smartknowledgeu.com as well.

 

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Finally, here are some relevant news items from this week:

The reality: US corporations continue to lay off thousands of workers.

Gap to Close More than 1 Out of Every 4 Stores. Nearly 40% of All Gap Stores Will Have Been Shuttered

US Industrial Production Lowest in 5 Years

 

In the meantime, facts do not seem to matter to the MSM narrative…

 

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Here’s What We Said to Expect from US Payroll Numbers, Silver and Gold Markets Yesterday, and Here’s What Happened

June 6th, 2015
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Below is the issue of the free newsletter that we released yesterday. To subscribe and receive our newsletters on a timely basis, visit us and sign up at our homepage at www.smartknowledgeu.com.

 

What can we expect from the release of the US non-farm payrolls that will occur today in about 3.5 hours? Before I discuss this number, let’s review the past couple weeks in gold and silver prices to set up this discussion. In mid-May, many silver analysts were pushing a 4-year technical breakout as a “hugely significant” event that, in their words, was likely to fuel short-covering and momentum buyers that could lead to an extremely significant move to the upside in silver that would quickly challenge the $20 to $25 an ounce levels. However, at SmartKnowledgeU, we took a contrarian view at that time, because our proprietary analysis informed us of a picture beneath the surface that was significantly different than the one the 4-year technical breakout was painting. In fact, we’ve discussed this many times here over the past 8 years as a banker deception practice of “painting the charts.”

On 20 May 2015, I sent our clients a bulletin that, unlike the popular narrative about precious metals at the current time, stated “I still think that there is significant danger of further downside in gold and silver in the short-term so we’re going to assume some hedges at this time.”  I reinforced this private notice to our clients with a small tidbit on our public SmartknowledgeU blog forum in an entry titled Evidence of Runaway Inflation: Would You Pay $82MM for This?  on May 25th. There, I stated, “The continuing fracture of the fraudulent global banking system will manifest itself in imminent severe attacks on spot gold and spot silver prices, and when these attacks occur, this will again be a huge omen to the awake of the massive fragility of the entire global banking system.” Read the rest of this entry »

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SmartKnowledgeU Podcast #10: Free Your Mind

June 1st, 2015
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Welcome to SmartKnowledgeU Podcast #10, Free Your Mind. For many of us, almost every single belief we hold about religion, politics, financial markets, war, law, morality was fed to us by another human being, and not something that we arrived upon from our own path of critical thought. This is not only an extremely dangerous methodology to form our belief systems, but an inherently flawed one that leaves every one of us open to being unduly influenced into believing false propositions as truths.  It has been said that the ignorance or denial of facts does not make the facts any less true. This happens with a startling level of frequency in the world of economics and finance and in discussions about financial markets, when State “official” statistics that are obviously manufactured lies to anyone that performs a simple analysis of how these statistics are derived are routinely accepted and reported by MSM (MainStream Media) analysts as “truth.” In reality, any economist or analyst that discusses State sponsored economic job growth, unemployment, GDP, housing start statistics in support of their “analysis” should be immediately discredited and embarrassed for doing so. And anyone that points out the fragility of the global banking system, US stock market, SE Asian real estate markets, yet still discusses these State-sponsored statistics as if they are credible should be immediately recognized as a disinformation agent that uses the common disinformation tactic of mixing lies with truth to gain credibility among the public masses.

 

In today’s podcast, Free Your Mind, JS Kim, the Managing Director of SmartKnowledgeU, discusses the absurdity of the US iron-fisted means of handling FIFA fraud v. the kid glove means of handling banking fraud that is a thousand times worse, the dichotomy of the legal system that imprisons Martha Stewart for perjury but praises the perjury of Fed Reserve Chairmans Bernanke and Yellen’s narrative of “maximum employment” and “price stability”, and the absurdity of banking CEOs Jamie Dimon and Stuart Gulliver’s statements that their firm’s massive criminal behavior is isolated to a few “rogue bankers” even as Barclays traders acknowledge the systemic banking culture of thievery with declarations in trading chat rooms of “if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying”! We further discuss how the “obey and do as your told” meme of the financial world has bled into the music, consumerism, and entertainment worlds as well, and the steps we can take to ensure that we fall into the category of the “awakened” versus the category of the “still asleep.” So grab a cup of coffee, enjoy today’s podcast and free your mind.

 

SmartKnowledgeU Podcast #10: Free Your Mindto listen to the above podcast, click on the above image and click the link “watch this video on YouTube”

 

 

About the podcast author: JS Kim is the Founder and Managing Director of SmartKnowledgeU, a fiercely independent education, research and consulting firm that promotes a return to sound money and raises the transparency of the financial world by continually exposing the truth. Sign up for our newsletter on our website and stay tuned for the launch of our online education program, SmartWealth Academy. In addition, check out JS Kim’s recent guest podcast appearance on Christopher Ryan’s Tangentially Speaking program here.

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Here’s Why Nothing in the MSM Financial News is Believable Today

May 25th, 2015
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There is literally nothing in the MSM financial news that is believable or trustworthy today. It doesn’t matter if you live in Russia, America, South Africa, England, Ireland, Argentina, Brazil, China, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Colombia, Panama, Canada, Hong Kong or any other city. Every government lies atrociously about key economic statistics in their country. In reality, it is the bankers that are lying because these statistics are fed to government official puppets by bankers.

 

For example, one only needs to look at the most recent US government “official” GDP (gross domestic product) number to understand beyond a shadow of a doubt that this number is a complete lie. To begin, most people don’t even know that every single “official” government economic statistic is an estimate that is later “adjusted”. But event the first reported “estimated” numbers are rarely honest, and merely reverse engineered to fit the banker narrative. If the bankers need to report a “robust, strong” or “recovering” economy, they literally pull the estimated figures out of a hat to fit the false narrative they want to trick the extremely naive into believing. For example, in 2008, when bankers decided that $700 billion was an adequate size to give to bankers at near zero-interest rates to bail out their excessive fraud and gluttony for the prior decade, when US Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson was asked how the $700 billion figure was derived when the mathematics of the final figure appeared to be much less than what would eventually be necessary (as proved to be the case as $17 trillion was handed out by Federal Reserve bankers soon after to bail out banks throughout the world), a US Treasury spokeswoman answering on behalf of Paulson stated, “It’s not based upon any particular data point. We just wanted to choose a really large number.”

 

Wait a second. What? Did a US Treasury Department official really admit, by stating the $700 billion banker bailout figure was NOT BASED UPON ANY PARTICULAR DATA POINT, that they literally pulled that figure out of a hat back in 2008? Yes, she did. And furthermore, by stating that they “just wanted to choose a really large number”, she further admitted that the whole point of that bailout was to fool the foolish and naïve into believing that this bailout would be adequate to affect an economic “recovery”. Obviously, for anyone that has been awake for the last 7 years, it is crystal clear that Central Bankers have created another impending massive financial crisis that will far exceed the panic of 2008.

 

But back to our point. Recently the bankers, through their government employee puppets at the BEA (Bureau of Economic Analysis Adjustment) adjusted Q1 GDP in the US from a negative 1.0% to a positive 1.8%, a whopping positive 2.8% upward adjustment. How did they do this? Well, bankers “adjust” all key economic indicators for “seasonality variations” to even out the volatility that may occur throughout the year. For example, often growth in the first and second quarters will exceed growth in the fourth quarter because Christmas and end-of-the year holidays in Q4 means that many workers will be taking holidays and vacations, productivity will fall, and GDP will consequently fall. To “even” this seasonality variance out, the bankers may adjust the true Q4 numbers higher. All these adjustments that the Bureau of Economic Adjustments undertakes never made sense to me in the first place. Just report the real numbers every quarter. Seems pretty simple to me. But they never do. They report estimated figures, and then update them for their adjustments. So because the Q1 GDP figures for the US were cratering, the BEA adjusted them higher. And when even the upward adjusted figures were shockingly weak, the BEA decided to double adjust them higher. That’s correct, that is not a misprint. When the original Q1 GDP print was so weak in the US, the BEA adjusted this figure not once, but they doubled the upward adjustment sot they could tell the US public that Q1 GDP was a respectable (but still very weak), positive 1.8%.

 

Below you will see the massive difference between non-seasonally “fabricated” GDP numbers and seasonally “fabricated numbers” and the comically titled “Changes to real GDP growth by quarter from a second seasonal adjustment in the second chart.
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Recall that I drew both of these charts from the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (the branch that used to employ current Fed Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen). Recall in the above chart that ther REAL Q1 GDP print in the US was -1.0%, and then after an initial upward adjustment, bankers raised this number to +0.2%. But then they said, “Wait, this number is not good enough to hold up the fraud we’ve been creating in massively distorted higher US stock prices, so we must adjust the number upwards a second time.” So then, the second adjustment higher brought the final “real” GDP to a positive 1.8%. Again, recall our SmartKnowledgeU Podcast #6 called the Language of Lies in which I discuss in great detail how bankers have perverted language to such a degree that they call fake statistics “real” and the real statistics “fake”. And guess what? The BEA is not just applying this fake double adjustment to Q1 2015 data. They announced that they are incredibly going to retroactively apply this fake adjustment to all data from 2012, 2013, and 2014 as well, so all these numbers can look doubly improved as well. You see, the economy is just fine when we adjust the numbers “properly”! And you can bet if any key economic indicator comes in too high or too low to serve the bankers’ false narratives moving forward, that they will just triple adjust, or even quintuple adjust the numbers if necessary. By now, it should be crystal clear that bankers just pull all “official” economic statistic numbers out of a hat, just as they did with the 2008 banker bailout number, to fit whatever false narrative they are trying to sell to the masses. Wow, if only professors taught these statistical methodologies in MBA program Statistics 101 classes  around the world, think of how a statistics class might instantaneously be transformed from boring to fun!

 

Finally, one must realize that bankers subject every single key economic statistic in every major market in the world to these fake “adjustments.” Unemployment too high? No problem. Call in the Bureau of Economic Adjustments to adjust the “real” unemployment figures lower by a factor of 80% to sell the false narrative of job growth. Housing starts too low? No problem. Call in the Bureau of Economic Adjustments to adjust “real” housing starts upward by 300% to sell a false narrative of a recovering real estate market. And on and on. What is amazing to me is the number of charlatans and snake oil salesmen out there masquerading as bank analysts and economists still reporting on “official” economic indicators that have millions of people following their every word with bated breath.

 

To conclude this article, let’s plant the cherry on top of this towering mountain of deception. Business Insider just posted a massively deceptive story titled, “How the American Economic Story Changed in Just a Few Weeks” in which they reported the following:

 

“At that time, Wall Street was still expecting that the first quarter would show an economy that had slowed to start the year, but would still grow around 2%. Something, it seemed, was wrong. A few days later, the March jobs report showed that in the final month of the year’s first quarter, the economy added the fewest number of jobs it had added in a year. In March, 126,000 jobs were created, far below Wall Street forecasts. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5%, and perhaps the most negative part of the report were revisions to prior reports, which saw jobs gains in both January and February decreased after the fact.”

 

Well, guess what Business Insider? You didn’t wait long enough. Because that first upward annualized GDP of 0.2% (which by the way on a quarterly basis, means the first upward adjusted Q1 figure was only a 0.05% quarterly growth rate) has been now updated to coincidentally come very close to the Wall Street expectation of 2% at 1.8%. And we all know by now, what Wall Street expects, Wall Street gets. The problem is not that the American economic story “changed in just a few weeks” as the banking shills masquerading as “journalists” at Business Insider claimed. The problem is that the story never changed, but the MSM never tells the public the truth. Not once. Ever. Even though the US economy has been incredibly weak and fragile for quarter after quarter after quarter now, Business Insider, as is the case for every single journalist employed by the MSM, performs zero investigative journalism to challenge the MSM and “official” banker narrative to bring the truth to the people. And that is the truth.

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Evidence of Runaway Inflation: Would You Pay $82MM for This?

May 25th, 2015
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Evidence of runaway inflation has been seeping into the art world lately. We discuss below what the insanity in the world of art auction prices portends for financial markets and the ongoing banker currency wars. Recently, the top 10 lots at a Christie’s and a Sotheby’s art auction fetched about $800 million, illustrating the desperation of the uber wealthy to dispense of their counterfeit, heavily devaluing, fiat currencies and to convert them into hard assets. Here is the list below of the auction prices of these 10 lots.

Pablo Picasso, “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’),” $179.4 million
Alberto Giacometti, “L’Homme au Doigt,” $141.3 million
Mark Rothko “No. 10,” $81.9 million
Pablo Picasso, “Buste de Femme (Femme a la Resille),” $67.4 million
Vincent Van Gogh, “L’Allée des Alyscamps,” $66.3 million
Lucian Freud, “Benefits Supervisor Resting,” $56.2 million
Andy Warhol “Colored Mona Lisa,” $56.2 million
Claude Monet, “Nympheas,” $54 million
Mark Rothko, “Untitled (Yellow and Blue),” $46.5 million
Francis Bacon “Portrait of Henrietta Moraes,” $47.8 million

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When Bankers Strike

May 14th, 2015
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Here’s one photo that exemplifies the global currency wars. A Samsung Galaxy smartphone in 2015 is now nearly equal to the price of a car in 2011 in Argentina.

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This scenario is what many of us can now expect in future years, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Central Bankers.

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Podcast #6: Deciphering the Language of Lies

May 11th, 2015
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Very rarely, if ever, is there a failure of regulators, a failure of central bankers, a failure of commercial bankers, failures on the war on drugs, failures in military wars, etc. because all of these institutions and people deliberately plan, execute and achieve exactly what they intend to accomplish. This is the big secret they don’t want us to realize. One of the greatest scams our “leaders” have pulled off is creating a language of lies that ironically convinces us even further believe, adopt and internalize their lies, so much so, that even many activists embrace these lies in their activism against them. The truth about this carefully woven web of deceit created by bankers, politicians, media hacks, and industrialists known as the language of lies is almost as mind-blowing as the conclusion in the film Interstellar (Warning: Spoiler Alert. Stop reading if you have not yet watched Interstellar). After watching Interstellar, you must conclude that NASA pilot Cooper must travel into space in order for his daughter Murphy to receive the message to tell his father not to leave her and not to travel into space. And that if Cooper never traveled to space, then Murphy would never have received the message she received from her father in which he was trying to warn himself not to go. If thinking about that didn’t make your brain hurt, then perhaps listing to our latest podcast will.

 

In fact with mainstream media so inundated and saturated with as little facts as possible and as much propaganda as possible at any point during my lifetime, all of which is constructed with the intent of convincing us to embrace false narratives that will keep us passive and in a perpetual state of inertia, I can think of no better time than right now for the subject of today’s SmartKnowledgeU Podcast #6: Deciphering the Language of Lies.

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To play the above podcast, merely click on the graphic above, and then click the link “Watch this video on YouTube.”

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Podcast #5: Everything Wrong With Banking Today

May 9th, 2015
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Today, in SmartKnowledgeU Podcast #5, we discuss “Everything Wrong With Banking Today.” Of course, we literally don’t discuss everything wrong with banking today, because such a task is so monumental that our podcast would last for weeks, instead of just the 30 minutes or so duration of Podcast #5. Too many people misunderstand our topic of what is wrong with banking today when they make the counterarguments saying banking must exist today for the convenience of providing a medium of exchange for goods and services in society. We have never argued with this point since day one of our blog when we started posting the truth about the banking industry in 2006. However, there is a way to operate a system honestly and with integrity for the benefit of the people and another way to operate a system dishonestly and inherently with fraud to the detriment of humanity. The banking industry is firmly entrenched in the latter operational platform today. By exposing the systemic dishonesty of the banking industry today, we are not calling for the abolition of the banking industry.  We are merely calling for the abolition of all the fraud, dishonesty and deceit within the banking system and a return to honest banking principles that serve the people instead of only serving the wealth trajectories of the CEOs of Goldman Sachs, Citibank, HSBC, ScotiaMocatta, JP Morgan, Bank of America, etc. and the families that own the world’s privately-run Central Banks.

 

Everything Wrong With Banking Today

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I Predicted Bankers Would Ban Cash Nearly 3 Years Ago

May 5th, 2015
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Nearly three years ago, in June of 2012, I wrote an article titled, “The Criminal Banking Cartel’s End Game: 100% Digital Money”.

So now that it is May, 2015, what is actually happening? Exactly what we predicted in 2012 as you can see from the articles below.

HSBC imposes restrictions on large cash withdrawals

Largest Bank in America Joins the War on Cash

JP Morgan Bans Storage of Cash in its Safe Deposit Boxes

They are Slowly Making Cash Illegal

In a Blow to Greece, ECB Restricts Banks’ Access to Cash

With the exception of the first article, all of these articles were published in the last several months. So what is going on with bankers no longer wanting the public to use cash anymore? For the answers, just read my article above that I published 3 years ago. I revealed at the time, the propaganda and lies being spread by mass media publications such as Time magazine, the UK Telegraph, Wired Magazine and others to build acceptance for a cashless society.  I also already revealed 3 years ago the ulterior motives of bankers that want to usher in an all digital currency system. Now that bankers are making this push, the implications on global markets should be extremely worrisome to all of us as I predicted in 2012 that this push to a cashless society would coincide with great economic disaster.

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The Taxi Driver Moment for Chinese Stocks

April 25th, 2015
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They say that you know that US stock markets have reached epic bubble proportions when your waiter or taxi driver start offering unsolicited stock tips. Well, below is that taxi driver moment captured for Chinese stocks.

 

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Podcast #4: Gold & Silver Propaganda V. Truth

April 15th, 2015
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Today, we discuss how the conversion of mainstream news into outright propaganda  prevents us from seeing financial truth when it is staring us right in the face, especially when it comes to financial news surrounding gold and silver. We further discuss how to clearly identify such propaganda and the measures you can take to prevent being influenced by such propaganda. We discuss the clear cracks that are showing up in the global banking and monetary system as illustrated by the actions of bankers all around the world, despite their contrary narrative that economies are improving in the very nations where the majority of citizens’ standard of living is dramatically decreasing. Finally we discuss why conversion of increasingly valueless paper and digital fiat currencies into physical gold and physical silver will be a lifesaver for those willing to sort through all the propaganda of the mainstream financial news and arrive at the truth and reality.

gold & silver propaganda versus the truthClick on the above image and then click on the text “Watch this video on YouTube” to listen to the above podcast. To download the above podcast on your smartphone or ipod, visit https://www.apple.com/itunes/, log in to itunes and then search the itunes store for the “smartknowledgeu podcast” which will contain all of our downloadable podcasts for free. To be informed of when we release future podcasts, merely subscribe to our YouTube channel here or subscribe to our podcast channel on itunes.

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Is A University Education Today Worth the Cost?

March 10th, 2015
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Albert Einstein once described education in this manner: “It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books.  The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks” (Einstein, His Life and Times, by Philipp Frank). Unfortunately, industrialists and bankers who reshaped schooling to serve their needs during the Industrial Revolution have transformed institutional academia into the rote memorization of many facts and have rotated it away from real learning that trains the mind to think. In fact, just as the penal system “institutionalizes” young men that spend the majority of their youth incarcerated, the institutional academic system “institutionalizes” children that spend the majority of their youth being reprogrammed by the behavioral modification, Pavlovian conditioning, and Skinnerian operant conditioning objectives that industrialists and bankers have imbedded into the global academic system. In SmartKnowledgeU Podcast #3, we discuss the downfall and degradation of schooling from institutions of learning into institutions of behavioral modification that turn young children into people that “yield themselves with perfect docility to [the General Education Board’s] molding hands.” As the head of John D. Rockefeller’s General Education Board stated, bankers and industrialists desired to transform the purpose of schooling into one that revolved around “teach[ing] [children] to do in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way” and to prevent children from evolving into learned men and women that may grow up to challenge their authority and that possess the desire to right the wrongs they see in society.

 

Though the shills that work for bankers and industrialists often successfully marginalize those that expose the true intentions of their academic system, in today’s podcast, we provide many direct quotes from many books and policy manuals that shaped the modern day education system so that everyone may come to their own conclusions. Furthermore, we provide many links to the referenced sources in the YouTube description of this podcast that is available on our SmartKnowledgeU YouTube video of this podcast as we encourage everyone to perform their own confirming research to draw their own conclusions about this extremely important topic. In fact, the reason so many of us today are so oblivious to the truth about today’s currency wars, today’s geopolitical confrontations between the US and Russia and the US and China, and today’s fragile state of many global markets can be directly attributed to much of the behavioral modification conditioning we undergo as children as we regress through the institutional academic system. In the end, once we learn the truth about the “modern” academic system, the question all of us should be asking today is if the cost of a university “education” is even worth it.  For those of you that would like a downloadable mp3 file of today’s podcast, please click this link.

 

I have been very careful to provide many direct quotes from education policy manuals and books that industrialists and bankers used to completely reshape the institutional academic system during the Industrial Revolution in the above podcast so that you may all draw your own conclusions based upon these objective quotes.  If you follow the YouTube link above and read the description, you will find many of the references listed so that you may confirm my research and read the referenced documents yourself. Past studies have illustrated that home-schooled children test out at equal or better levels on standardized testing compared to children that attend formal academic institutions at pennies on the dollar regarding the money spent to education each child. I firmly believe that those online education programs that focus on providing learning to children (as opposed to the focus on social and behavioral modification of formal academic programs) will not only be able to compete with higher institutions of schooling at a fraction of the cost, but will also be able to produce far superior learning to formal academic programs. In the end, the trend would definitely gravitate towards higher online learning at a fraction of the cost and away from the formal academic setting of a classroom if formal academic institutions do not drastically alter their methods of teaching to refocus on learning and “training the mind”. If today’s podcast subject fascinates you, please click here to download the fact sheet to learn more about our upcoming SmartWealth online education course. .

 

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To listen to SmartKnowledgeU Podcast #3, click the above image, and  then click the link  “Watch this video on YouTube.”

 

Other related articles to the above podcast:

Everything I Learned About Succeeding in Business, I Learned Outside of the Institutional Academic System

Inside the Illusory Empire of the Banking Commodity Con Game (and The Astounding Failure of the US Educational System)

 

 

About the author of this podcast: JS Kim is the Founder and Managing Director of SmartKnowledgeU, a fiercely independent gold & silver research, education and consulting firm that is focused on protecting Main Street from the immoral practices of Wall Street by exposing the truth behind the big banks’ campaign of deceit. Download the fact sheet to the upcoming SmartWealth online education course here. Learn more about our flagship Crisis Investment Opportunities newsletter here, up +5.26% YTD in 2015.

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What We Can Learn From 26-Year Old Larry Sanders’s Decision to Walk Away From $21MM of a $44MM NBA Contract

February 26th, 2015
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What can we learn from a 26-year old young man named Larry Sanders, who decided to walk away from a four-year $44 million NBA contract? Plenty. Mr. Sanders did not walk away with nothing, however, as his team, the Milwaukee Bucks, bought out his contract somewhere in a reported $13MM to $15MM range. Consequently, in total, Mr. Sanders will still receive about $23MM or so of his original $44 million contract. Still, what would make a man walk away from $21MM in the prime of his athletic career? Mr. Sanders himself provided the answer yesterday in a personal video he released. To begin, he revealed that he has been suffering from anxiety, depression and mood disorders. He said that in seeking treatment for his emotional problems, he learned “what’s important and where [he] wants to devote [his] time” and that basketball at this stage in his life was just “consuming so much of [his] life and time,” that for him, it wasn’t “worth it.” But it’s his further revelations that shed more light on his decision. Read the rest of this entry »

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