Friday, September 11, 2015

"Consumer Confidence Tumbles To 12-Month Lows With Biggest Miss On Record"

"Having fallen and missed the last two months, UMich Consumer Sentiment plunged in September's preliminary data from 91.9 to 85.7 (dramatically missing the 91.1 expectations) crashing to its lowest in a year.

Think the News and Record is going to report this?

If they do, 
think it will sound like this?

Think this will be on local TV tonight?

This is the biggest miss on record.

Think Fox News will headline this story 
at the top of the hour this evening?

...Hope collapsed as "expectations" tumbled from 83.4 to 76.4
- the lowest in  a year
as 73% of respondents cited negative economic developments
 seeing a weaker economy due to a global growth slowdown.

Think this is the dominant story 
on all the business cable programs today?

All animals are equal,
but some animals are more equal than others.

George Orwell

Known and unknown,
you were, are and will be pieces of varying value
in an infinite number of games.

You may or may not be playing the games you think.

Are the only two certainties that there are at least two players,
you and everything that’s not?

The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance
as though they were realities,
and are often more influenced by the things that seem than those that are.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Can some things not matter until they do, 
as they were hidden by interests looking for their own above yours,
unless they actually do while you believe they don’t until it’s too late?

Is what’s happening, happening,

or what you tell yourself or have been told is happening?

If there were thousands of relatively independent media companies in the mid 1900’s, ~50 by the 1980’s, and less than 10 after 2000, mostly owned by conglomerates with conflicting interests dependent on legislative initiatives for regulatory concerns and commercial advertisers, political campaigns and government for profit, is most “mainstream” information relatively more objective or less?

The partisan,
when engaged in a dispute,
cares nothing about the rights of the question,
but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions.


Do the few who control dissemination of most political information,
enjoy relatively disproportionate levels of influence,

than the many who don’t?