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April 7, 2015

Why U.S. Economic Numbers Get So Crazy

By Sprott Money

Many recent commentaries have noted a distinct devolution in the numerical lies which the U.S. government calls its “economic statistics”. Numbers which used to be mere exaggerations (i.e. used to somewhat mirror the real world) have now become literally perverse: opposite to reality.

As U.S. “retail sales” collapsed at the end of last year (and now into this year) with a string of negative numbers; we’re told that somehow U.S. “consumer spending” surged by 4.3% in the fourth quarter of 2014, something which is mathematically impossible, since the two numbers must mirror each other.

With the U.S. economy showing even more obvious weakness than in previous years of this fantasy “recovery”; we’re supposed to believe that the U.S. economy just enjoyed its strongest quarters of growth in well over a decade. The economic lies are not merely far-fetched, they are totally ludicrous.

This begs the question: why pervert these “statistics” to such silly extremes? The answer will come immediately to readers the moment they turn on their business news, and hear about yet more “record highs” in the U.S.’s bubble-markets.

At this point; it’s necessary to turn the attention of readers to the themes of two previous commentaries which are of particular significance. The first commentary concerns the method by which all our markets are marched up and down like yo-yo’s, in near-perfect synchronicity – something which is absolutely/mathematically impossible in legitimate markets. Indeed, even in “rigged” markets there is only one means by which these markets can be led-by-the-nose, ever hour of every day: via a computerized Pied Piper.

The second commentary of note concerns the most likely time these bubble-markets will be torpedoed, allowing the sheep to be fleeced, and allowing Warren Buffett to ‘invest’ his hoard of money, which is now well in excess of $60 billion. Even in the Wonderland Matrix; no bubbles can be inflated forever. At some point the bubbles must be “popped”, or they will simply burst on their own – in an uncontrolled/uncontrollable manner.

The premise of the second commentary is that the U.S. 2016 election cycle the most likely time for the One Bank to engage in its bubble-bursting/sheep-shearing orgy. It’s also precisely the same pattern in which these financial psychopaths have engaged in the last, two great bubbles they manufactured: the dot-com bubble, and the even larger (and much more-fraudulent) U.S. housing bubble, where the preordained crashes also matched the U.S. election cycle.

The reason why this Old World Order likes to stage its crashes at the end of U.S. presidencies is both simple and obvious. Despite the fact that the bankers control both halves of the U.S. Two-Party Dictatorship (and have controlled them for over a century); the binary-minded Zombies of the U.S. population still suffer from the delusion that they are being given “a choice”.

Given this mentality; the timing of these “crashes” becomes elementary. The bubbles are burst near the end of one presidency, in order that the mouthpieces of the Corporate media can demonize that outgoing president as the villain/scapegoat – while the stooge representing the other half of the dictatorship is depicted as some sort of White Knight, riding to the rescue. In practical terms; it’s nearly identical to the system of government of the old, Soviet Union.

That’s “the Plan”. But standing squarely in the way of the plan is economic reality. And the “reality” is there has been no “economic growth”, and no “new jobs”, in this never-ending/non-existent “recovery”. Thus the extreme, teetering bubbles of (in particular) U.S. equity markets never had any substance, except for the Federal Reserve’s money-pump.

The Fed forcibly injected (officially) $4 trillion into U.S. markets via its fraudulent “quantitative easing”. But the Fed has supposedly ended this gratuitous money-printing (also mathematically impossible), meaning that in visible terms, all that is propping-up these bubbles are the economic lies of the U.S. government.

Even then, if our markets (most-notably U.S. markets) were being manipulated in the “old-fashioned manner” (i.e. via the direct, hands-on manipulation of human participants), then it would not be necessary to push these lies to such ridiculous extremes. But as has been previously proven by both theoretical reasoning and empirical evidence; our markets are not manipulated “by hand” any longer.

The Master Trading Algorithm of this crime syndicate handles virtually all such crime these days, and has been doing so for close to a decade, since our markets began to move in this impossible synchronicity. Here readers need to understand that while in many ways this means of manipulation is virtually omnipotent, there are limitations. Specifically, as with any computer program; it runs on data.

If human actors were manipulating these markets, then such manipulation could (at least in theory) continue through simply a steady series of “good” economic lies. However, put these same markets under the control of a computer program, with the intention of pushing the bubbles higher and higher until close to the 2016 election-window, and “good” numbers are not good enough.

To get this computer program to continue to manipulate these bubbles higher and higher requires that the economic lies pretend that the U.S. economy is getting “stronger and stronger”. Hence we hear media drones babbling that mantra of “stronger and stronger” – even as we saw a complete collapse in holiday spending, in the world’s largest “consumer economy”.

The bankers don’t want their economic lies to be seen as not merely dubious, but ludicrous to the point of being laughable. It’s “bad for business.” One of the few ways in which brainwashing can be shattered is through continually exposing the brainwashed mind(s) to perverse stimuli. “Big lies” are O.K. Perverse lies risk unravelling their entire Wonderland Matrix.

But the bankers have a Plan, and the Plan calls for the bubbles to keep going higher, until at least toward the end of this year. Then we can have (perhaps) a few months of teetering “uncertainty”, and then KA-BOOM! Old-man Buffet gets to cash-in with his mountain of money, before going to his “final resting place” (wherever that might be).

This makes the “improving economic news” further proof of this Master Trading Algorithm. If the markets were being manipulated by human hands, the ridiculous economic lies currently emanating from the U.S. government and Corporate media would be entirely counterproductive. It is only with markets under the control of a computer program where such lies become absolutely necessary.

Could we have some “hiccup” in these economic lies, as we saw in the first quarter of 2014? Indeed, that is not only possible; it’s likely, for two reasons. First of all; with the bubbles already pumped to ludicrous extremes, they are likely not capable of withstanding six, eight, or ten months more of continued inflating. A controlled “burp” (releasing some of the hot air) would make the bubbles relatively more stable, as the Plan nears fruition.

The second reason for a first quarter retreat this year is precisely the same as the reason for staging a Q1 “collapse” in 2014 U.S. GDP. The statistical liars then (literally) borrowed the “bad news” from the first quarter in order to pump-up their lies to more ridiculous extremes in the subsequent quarters, through the simple magic (i.e. fraud) of “seasonal adjustments”.

Just as we see these fraudsters about to repeat their eight-year, bubble-and-crash cycle for the third time, it would not be a surprise to see these relatively unimaginative felons repeating this annual pattern, as well. As with 2014; expect “cold weather” and not “U.S. economic weakness” to be the reason given for the Q1 bubble-tweaking which we are about to see.

Understand the absurdity here. The entire raison d’etre for the “seasonal adjustments” made by these statistical liars is so that the “seasons” (i.e. the weather) have no impact on the numbers. Thus when the (mindless) media drones blamed “cold weather” for the seasonally-adjusted Q1 collapse in 2014 U.S. GDP; this was just more of their nonsensical babble.

But in the Wonderland Matrix; apparently the United States never before experienced “cold weather” in the winter, prior to last year. How is this possible? It’s “the New Normal” – the catch-all expression used by the Liars to “explain” all the perversity and insanity. And when the (very) Rich have gotten much richer, by the time the dust settles from the upcoming crash; we’ll be told (yet again) that this is the New Normal, too.

Source: Sprott Money News

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