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Dr. Thomas Fletcher Grooms, Father of Market Intelligence, discovered the term market intelligence and wrote the first peer reviewed study in the world on market Intelligence giving it life as its own distinguished concept. 

Mission is to advance new ideas and promote enduring knowledge in a scholarly forum for the business, government and academic community in which outstanding thinkers and scholars are encouraged to continuous learning in a worldwide sharing of scholarly analyses on the understanding and value of market intelligence. 

Purpose of providing research and pragmatic solutions is to enable organizations to better manage the quality of intelligence. Grooms contribution to Market Intelligence includes the Market Intelligence Model, Double Helix of Market Intelligence, and the application of the Market Intelligence Principle. Market Intelligence is the leading concept, focusing on performance improvement, operational excellence, and quality of intelligence. 

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Official Definition of Market Intelligence™ and Intelligence Terminology


The Official Definition of Market Intelligence

Market Intelligence (MKI) is gathered through internal analysis, competition analysis, and market analysis about the total environment forming a broad spectrum of assembled knowledge, which is then used for developing scenarios so that timely reporting of vital foreknowledge for future planning in the areas of strategic, tactical, and counter-intelligence decision-making can be applied operationally and strategically in respect to the whole organization’s strategic interest for the whole market. (Grooms, 1998) 

The structure of the Model of Market Intelligence is a double helix that can usurp to make copies of itself in other dimensions and realities to reveal an ever infinity of knowledge and forecasts. The Market Intelligence Model provides a missing linage present in organizations at the highest levels. The model gives reassurance to help ensure a broad scope of checks and balances protecting the CEO, senior executives, and government senior officials as well as the organization, its value and performance. Market Intelligence is what makes intelligence, intelligence. (Grooms, 1998) 










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Quote of the Month


Like my cousin said, “You may all go to Hell in Tennessee because you do what you do because you can and I will go to Texas”. –  Davy CrockettClubroom

November 2015

“Money is the value of social construction or destruction.” – Thomas Fletcher Grooms


October 2015

“Capitalists lend money, Socialists borrow.” – Thomas Fletcher Grooms 

AMI Journal™ & Futurology Forecasts Research … A Chronometry from Around the World™


Digital Keyhole


November 2015

Money & Politics…A Deficit Game USA contributor Neil Krieger, Economist and Investment Counselor.



(article being prepared) UK 2015 contributor Peter N C Cooke, Emeritus Professor University of Buckingham, contributes a

Headline Today™ from the 4-Four Corners of the World


Walk in the Park

Due to the Islam attack in Paris this Headline Is Released Early (will continue to be amended)

December 2015

Lose Your National Identity with Immigration and Migration

Today some are saying the cure to enemy infiltration through immigration and migration is to stop.

The world is not the 1950’s anymore, but some now argue the heads-of-state mentality are still in the 1950’s. Is a neutral world that is so called politically correct with affirmative action (racial advantage) and equality acceptable to the population of any country? And where did government heads-of-state get these ideas … from Karl Marx in his work Das Kapital (1867), Father of Communism.

People are under attack all over the world in their own countries. To be forced to lose one’s identity and culture is a failure of government. But, to give up one’s country for another without giving up all of one’s identity and culture is betrayal. Such acts without assimilation are treasonous. The very idea that immigrants and migrants have an inherent right to force a country that takes them in to become what they gave up and left is enemy filtration.

For heads-of-state to open their borders for mass immigration and migration to try and cure their excesses, spending, and increase of the money supply without increasing tangible wealth borders on incompetence. This happens when heads-of-state ignore their populations. So why are the heads-of-state who they are and why are the heads-of-state where they are in the first place … claiming acts with the consent of the governed or in the governed best interests? (Maybury, Livingston)

Is Syria the real cause of what took place in Paris this weekend?

Muslim countries will not accept any Syrians or any Muslim refugees. They know what that the US and EU do not? (Breitbart)

Notice that none of the refugees are women or children…where are the families…there are no words for this defining moment.

Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II is getting worse each passing day with Europe being flooded in reports of terrorists posing as refugees. It is disturbingly prophetic when looking at the immediate consequences of Europe’s infiltration by the US moderate Muslims meant to overthrow Assad’s regime, also known as ISIS.

A recent article in the U.K. Express Daily claimed that IS has smuggled thousands of covert jihadists into Europe. It cited an interview with an IS operative who said the militants have already sent some 4,000 fighters into Europe under guise of refugees. (Durden, Blic, Prothema, Guardian, Express Daily)

Obama has spoken adamantly often over the last 7-years that the US is not a Christian country. Now it suits his agenda to tell the American public that all the refugees he sanctions should be allowed into the US as citizens since they are Christian refugees. Actions speak louder than words.

Webster’s Dictionary says corruption is…

  1. a) Impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle.
  2. b) Decay, decomposition.
  3. c) Inducement to wrong by improper or unlawful means as bribery.
  4. d) A departure from the original or what is pure or correct. (Webster)

G20 established in 1999 heads-of-state composed of the European Union, Japan, Italy, Indonesia, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, China, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, United Kingdom, South Africa, Turkey, Russia, South Korea, India, and United States will meet to consider or re-consider their position on such matters. (Reuters)

What it means – Never forget Paris.


November 2015

Russia TV’s Golden Pen Awards

Церемония Золотого Пера Руси 2015 Russia in Moscow contributor Светлана Савицкая (Svetlana Sazhinov Pavel Alexandrovich). на ютубе новый ролик, включающий фото всех участников церемонии в Москве, в Малом зале ЦДЛ 2015 год 30 октября. ТВ Золотого Пера только что поместило ссылки на него на всех троках на www.perorusi.ru. Примите из Москвы наши горячие приветствия. Команда Золотого Пера Руси


White House and Congress Creates Inflation

On the surface to the general public that listens to the US media, it is an enormous mystery as to why inflation seems to be so tame. Being in the worldwide Depression Cycle since 1973 creates Deflation, lower prices. This is not liked by the White House or Congress. In 2015 not only is inflation not rising, but early in the year it actually declined below the line into Negative territory. It seems to defy logic and it does to the average person. But not for the reason you might think.

Yes…there is Inflation, worldwide inflation. How you ask. Inflation can ONLY be created by the printing of currency…by government and its policymakers. If you think not, just go to the store and buy something and see how things have doubled in price, not value, and that is your government at work, but in whose interest.

Just since 1990…

Beef prices have risen 80%

Chicken prices have risen 240%

Coffee prices have risen 100%

Cocoa prices have tripled 300%

Corn prices have risen 60%

Bananas prices have risen 40%

Potassium prices have risen chloride fertilizer prices have tripled 300%

Salaries have declined by 50%

Executive pay and bonuses for public stock companies have risen 100%

Unemployment has risen 1,240%

Medicare rising January 1st 50%

Obamacare premiums increasing January 1st

Payroll Taxes rising January 1st

Social Security Benefits declining January 1st

Obama specifically singled out Social Security claiming strategies in his 2015 Budget Proposal to increase taxes on Seniors. (Mattive at Weiss research)

US economic growth, what little there is of it, is manufactured. It is a fraud. It cannot be sustained. (Young Research)

Thanks to the White House and Congress creating Debt and the printing of money called QE, this has become worldwide and in every country. People, legal citizens who are their country, pay for all of governments’ mistakes out of their labor. Sometimes the cost is malfeasants and wrong. (Livingston Research)

The value of the $-dollar is less making everything more expensive. Government Inflation is caused by an increase in the money supply. Only the government can create Inflation.

The US is in Hyperinflation since 1971 after abandoning the gold standard meaning continuous rising unemployment and continuous created rising inflation, when in actually the prices of everything should be dropping so that people can pay for everything out of their paycheck. Meaning everything from cash for homes to cash for an extended treatment in a medical facility.

The result is that government is making everyone poorer. The poor become poorer, yet continue to vote for such representation out of ignorance supporting the austerity stupid idea that is Communism and QE Western-style Socialism. The propaganda sedative time has run out.

What it means – It is not that anything has become more valuable; it is because the value of the $-dollar and other currency is so much less in value than what it was prior.


White House and Democrat Party Creates Inflation


The U.S. Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged as central banks downplay global financial market turmoil. The White house administration and Democrat Party have decided to help inflation creation with an increase in Obamacare tax (aka premiums), Medicare premium 50% increase on January 1st, Payroll tax increase. (Reuters) Overall S&P 500 earnings are poised to drop as much as 4%, while revenues are going to drop for the third straight quarter. That has not happened since the Great Depression.

White House and Democrat Party announced that there would be no Social Security benefit increase as there is no shred of inflation. In actuality, it amounts to a stealth decrease in benefits for seniors.

Medical care costs are skyrocketing. Rent and food prices are reaching record highs. Electricity and utility costs are soaring. Taxes are going nowhere but up.

Governments and the financial media do not even understand what inflation is in the first place. To them, inflation means an increase in prices. But that is not at all how the word was originally used. Inflation initially meant an increase in the supply of money and nothing else. Rising prices were a consequent of inflation, not inflation itself. (Giambruno at Weiss Research)

The Fed quietly revised the total U.S. debt from 330% to 350% of GDP, now higher than Japan (250%), now higher debt than any country in the world. Ooooops, after discovering another $2.7 trillion of debt in Washington – they did not know they had – the chart of Total Credit Market Instruments, which as of its most recent update was just over $59 trillion, or 330% of U.S. GDP. (King Report)

The U.S. is back in depression with interest rates already at zero. The Fed has now kept interest rates at zero for 81 months.  This is the longest period in the history of the Fed’s existence, lasting longer than even the 1938-1942 period. Never in history has the U.S. entered a recession or depression when rates were this low. And it spells serious trouble.

With rates at zero and no ammo to combat the contraction, some Central Banks have cut rates into the negative. But this is politically impossible in the U.S., particularly with an upcoming Presidential election.  This ultimately leaves QE as the last tool in the Fed’s arsenal to address an economic contraction. (Phoenix Capital Research)

In reality, the dark, gathering, economic storm clouds are merely the second leg of the 2008 financial collapse, set in motion on November 12, 1999 when Bill Clinton, surrounded by Wall Street sycophants, signed the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999) which repealed the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, legislation which had kept the US financial system safe for 66 years. A short 9 years later, the U.S. financial system has collapsed in the greatest upheaval since the last Great Depression. (WSJ)

One result is shipments of empty containers out of the U.S. are surging, highlighting the impact of the economic slowdown in China is having on U.S. exporters. The U.S. imports more from China than it sends back, but certain American industries, including those that supply scrap metal and wastepaper, feed China’s industrial production. The magnitude of the shipping container contagion is stunning in that the Port of Long Beach handled a near record 197,076 outbound empty boxes, which accounted for nearly a third of all containers that moves through the port. This is the eighth straight month in which empty containers leaving Long Beach outnumbered those loaded with exports. (WSJ)

The US recently got the worst nonfarm payroll jobs report in months as only 142,000 jobs were created, with August revised almost 40,000 jobs lower. Plus, labor force participation hit a new low at 62.4% (aka actual unemployment). Overall, there is an average 198,000 jobs per month in 2015, compared with 260,000 jobs in 2014. Another problem is sales in the retail and wholesale sectors. They have been declining all year. Wholesale sales have been declining since the middle of last year.

Fewer sales, more inventory, eventually, that means falls in production levels. Just another slowing of the economic engine caused by Washington (aka Obama and Democrat Party). Coming off the lows of early 2011, the US is clearly in territory not seen since the last levels near the worst in early 2009.

Exports have slowed and are down 11% for the year, but nowhere near the worst levels in mid- to late-2009 when they were down 28%, but again, clearly in territory only seen in the past two trails. Imports have also slowed due to weaker domestic demand.

No doubt you have heard all about Wal-Mart’s $21 billion wipeout following revelations from senior management that the company may suffer a 6% – 12% drop in earnings in 2017. The actual story here has nothing to do with the company itself and everything to do with a fundamental change in market conditions that is going to catch millions by surprise. (Total Wealth Research) 


Britain Standard Chartered Bank posted a $1.5 billion profit. Now, it is bleeding red ink, posting only losses in the most recent quarter. In a desperate move to avoid failure, the bank — one of Britain’s five largest — has announced that it will fire 17% of its workers as part of its attempt to save $2.9 billion.

Deutsche Bank co-CEO John Cryan said yesterday that the bank will be shedding workers and closing offices for at least two years. Credit Suisse Group’s CEO Tidjane Thiam has issued the same warning. Barclays has already been forced to cut its guidance for 2016, and both Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS Group AG are also cutting costs and shrinking their operations to cope with plunging revenues.

Due to misconduct that led to the financial crisis of 2009, the banks are struggling to survive under the weight of oppressive new regulations and fines. In its struggle to survive, Deutsche Bank is firing 10% of its workforce, closing offices in ten countries and selling off assets worth 70 billion euros. (Larson at Weiss Research)

What it means – Weak heads of state.


Going from the American Dream to the Obama Nightmare for American Oil Companies

In 2014 the price of oil peaked at just over $106 per barrel. Today, it is trading for about $46. Low oil prices means less money. Chevron (CVX), the US second-biggest oil company behind Exxon Mobil, had its worst profit in twelve years with a 64% drop in third-quarter profit. Chevron became the latest company to dismiss workers on Friday, announcing that it would lose between 6,000 and 7,000 jobs. This is the second four-figure round of dismissals at the company since July.

Meanwhile, oil companies are trying to stay afloat by drastically cutting spending. US oil companies borrowed almost $200 billion between 2010 and 2014. Royal Dutch Shell announced an $8bn loss caused in part by lower energy prices. That translates into 55% more debt for U.S. oil companies. (Wall Street Journal)

This was only possible because the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate at effectively zero since 2008, making it incredibly cheap to borrow money. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said debt payments are eating up most of the cash that U.S. onshore oil producers are bringing in. Between June 2014 and June 2015, these companies put 83 cents of every dollar they generated towards debt. That is the highest rate since 2012.

The EIA reports that companies in the energy industry must pay lenders around 11% on average to borrow money. For perspective, industrial companies are paying around 7%. And the consumer discretionary sector is paying around 5%.

Oil prices have tumbled 44 percent in the past year, and natural gas is down 35 percent, making the write-offs a foregone conclusion from an accounting standpoint. The companies use an accounting method that requires them to recognize a charge when estimates of future cash flow from their properties falls below what the companies spent buying and developing the acreage. The predictions of future cash flow have fallen along with prices. (Bloomberg)

As a result in the discrimination targeted by Obama administration of the oil industry, Fortune Magazine reports that the average all-in breakeven cost for U.S. hydraulic shale is $65 per barrel. This means most shale oil companies lose money on every barrel of oil they sell for less than $65. With oil at $46 a barrel, many of these companies have stopped drilling. (Fortune) 

What it means – The continued weakening of the American infrastructure is a result of the Obama-Saudi Coalition agenda of low oil prices and Russia targeted war.

Goldman posted its worst quarter in years. Goldman Sachs Bank USA had $78 billion in deposits, and $45.7 trillion in notional amount of derivatives. (Notional means face amount of derivatives.) According to the OCC report, Goldman Sachs Bank USA’s notional derivatives are at 563 percent of its risk-based capital. Morgan Stanley Q3 reported an earnings crash missing revenues by $1.2 Billion and profit drop of 42%. (Reuters & WSJ)

McDonald’s announced that it would be closing 700 locations. McDonald’s has 14,300 locations in the United States. It still has more than double the locations of Burger King, its closest competitor. However, for the franchisees, the picture looks much worse than simply 700 stores closing down. McDonald’s franchise owner wrote in response to a financial survey by Nomura Group, we are in the throes of a deep depression, and nothing is changing. Probably 30% of operators are insolvent. One owner went as far as to speculate that McDonald’s is literally facing its final days. (Nomura Group)

What it means – The best laid plans of mice and men…


Hillary Clinton

Mother of slain State Department officer in Benghazi made public that Hillary Clinton tells lies and treated me like dirt. Sean Smith was a State Department official who was one of four Americans killed in a terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. Over three years later, his mother, Patricia Smith, is still searching for answers. Before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Patricia Smith says that the Democratic presidential hopeful lied to Congress about what happened that fateful September 11. Neither the State Department nor the Obama government, no one has ever gotten back to me. They have treated me like dirt. (Reuters) This is another major threat to the US as the transfer of Uranium One to Russia.

A bigger Foreign Policy threat than Iran can be found right here in the US. It is time for America’s tolerance for corruption and incompetence runs out. (Young Research)

What it means – Danger in the future.


Aspirations of the New World Order or Empire Goals of Washington (aka White House)

According to Stephen F Cohen, Henry Kissinger, in effect, is calling for more the Putin geopolitical approach because a unipolar power centre cannot possibly deal with the complexities of the current globe, and these complexities due to the changing dynamics of economics, climate change, and politics are growing. In general terms Kissinger, Putin and Cohen are blaming Washington for all the chaos in Ukraine, the M.E. and Europe because a belief in a unipolar world, is simply misguided hubris.

Despite massive money printing through its EU Quantitative Easing (QE) programs, consumer prices are plunging in Europe. European consumers now have every reason NOT to spend their money.

Finance Minister of Malta Edward Scicluna said that rising deflation in the face of massive money printing means the European Central Bank is out of ammunition. It is helpless to oppose the rising tide of deflation and depression. Helpless to stimulate the economy or generate the tax revenues so desperately needed to keep its members from defaulting on their unpayable debts. (Bloomberg)

The truth is, Draghi and his central bank have fired all their bullets to no avail. They have printed money until hell will not have it and still the storm clouds are gathering. Now, deflation and 500 million reluctant European consumers are in control. Draghi and his central bank are entirely at their mercy. Taken together, it confirms the direst forecasts for the Continent barring a miracle, the European Union is racing towards a massive, crippling economic catastrophe. (Wall Street Journal)

What it means – Ditto for the US.


Time Out

Russia and China are now the largest savers in the world buying the world’s most gold each month and the US the least accumulators of assets as a debtor nation and non-savers. What a difference an admiration makes.

Germany boasts Europe’s largest economy. It is, quite literally, the economic engine that drives Europe and that keeps the EU together. Volkswagen is Germany’s largest employer with, some 274,000 employees is about to report that it lost 3.26 billion euros in just three months; its first quarterly loss in more than 15 years. As a result, VW has lost some 21 billion euros in market capitalization since September alone. (Edelson at Weiss Research)

What it means – America is drunk with incompetence.

Energy Puzzle™


GeoPolitical Political Conflict of Energy Worldwide

EconomicsEarly Edition

December 2015

Saudi Oil War




November 2015

Oil Megaprojects…Shifting Priorities

Hyperloop Capsule…Future Transportation of People

Russia Outlast the Saudis & US or Just Another Depression

War on Shale… OPEC vs. US or OPEC and US

U.S. Shale Will Have To Wait on the Banks

Jobs…Jobs…Jobs…Reno Has the Most New Jobs

World Oil Demand

Enigma Report™


November 2015  

“Whatever you think, whatever you believe,
whatever your opinion, whatever you disagree, it pays to consider to be prepared.”
– Thomas Fletcher Grooms


Man Playing Chess Game






Climate Change Is Just Another Tax Initiative by Governments Worldwide … Hoax

Oct. 30, 2015 NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses










Map showing the rates of mass changes from ICESat 2003-2008 over Antarctica. Sums are for all of Antarctica: East Antarctica (EA, 2-17); interior West Antarctica (WA2, 1, 18, 19, and 23); coastal West Antarctica (WA1, 20-21); and the Antarctic Peninsula (24-27). A gigaton (Gt) corresponds to a billion metric tons, or 1.1 billion U.S. tons. Credit: Jay Zwally/ Journal of Glaciology.

A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.

The research challenges the conclusions of other studies, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2013 report, which says that Antarctica is overall losing land ice.

According to the new analysis of satellite data, the Antarctic ice sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001. That net gain slowed   to 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008.

“We are essentially in agreement with other studies that show an increase in ice discharge in the Antarctic Peninsula and the Thwaites and Pine Island region of West Antarctica,” said Jay Zwally, a glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study, which was published on Oct. 30 in the Journal of Glaciology.

“Our main disagreement is for East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica – there, we see an ice gain that exceeds the losses in the other areas.”  Zwally added that his team “measured small height changes over large areas, as well as the large changes observed over smaller areas.”

Scientists calculate how much the ice sheet is growing or shrinking from the changes in surface height that are measured by the satellite altimeters. In locations where the amount of new snowfall accumulating on an ice sheet is not equal to the ice flow downward and outward to the ocean, the surface height changes and the ice-sheet mass grows or shrinks.

But it might only take a few decades for Antarctica’s growth to reverse, according to Zwally. “If the losses of the Antarctic Peninsula and parts of West Antarctica continue to increase at the same rate they have been increasing for the last two decades, the losses will catch up with the long-term gain in East Antarctica in 20 or 30 years — I do not think there will be enough snowfall increase to offset these losses.”

The study analyzed changes in the surface height of the Antarctic ice sheet measured by radar altimeters on two European Space Agency European Remote Sensing (ERS) satellites, spanning from 1992 to 2001, and by the laser altimeter on NASA’s Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) from 2003 to 2008.

Zwally said that while other scientists have assumed that the gains in elevation seen in East Antarctica are due to recent increases in snow accumulation, his team used meteorological data beginning in 1979 to show that the snowfall in East Antarctica actually decreased by 11 billion tons per year during both the ERS and ICESat periods. They also used information on snow accumulation for tens of thousands of years, derived by other scientists from ice cores, to conclude that East Antarctica has been thickening for a very long time.

“At the end of the last Ice Age, the air became warmer and carried more moisture across the continent, doubling the amount of snow dropped on the ice sheet,” Zwally said.

The extra snowfall that began 10,000 years ago has been slowly accumulating on the ice sheet and compacting into solid ice over millennia, thickening the ice in East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica by an average of 0.7 inches (1.7 centimeters) per year. This small thickening, sustained over thousands of years and spread over the vast expanse of these sectors of Antarctica, corresponds to a very large gain of ice – enough to outweigh the losses from fast-flowing glaciers in other parts of the continent and reduce global sea level rise.

Zwally’s team calculated that the mass gain from the thickening of East Antarctica remained steady from 1992 to 2008 at 200 billion tons per year, while the ice losses from the coastal regions of West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula increased by 65 billion tons per year.

“The good news is that Antarctica is not currently contributing to sea level rise, but is taking 0.23 millimeters per year away,” Zwally said. “But this is also bad news. If the 0.27 millimeters per year of sea level rise attributed to Antarctica in the IPCC report is not really coming from Antarctica, there must be some other contribution to sea level rise that is not accounted for.”

“The new study highlights the difficulties of measuring the small changes in ice height happening in East Antarctica,” said Ben Smith, a glaciologist with the University of Washington in Seattle who was not involved in Zwally’s study.

“Doing altimetry accurately for very large areas is extraordinarily difficult, and there are measurements of snow accumulation that need to be done independently to understand what is happening in these places,” Smith said.

To help accurately measure changes in Antarctica, NASA is developing the successor to the ICESat mission, ICESat-2, which is scheduled to launch in 2018. “ICESat-2 will measure changes in the ice sheet within the thickness of a No. 2 pencil,” said Tom Neumann, a glaciologist at Goddard and deputy project scientist for ICESat-2. “It will contribute to solving the problem of Antarctica’s mass balance by providing a long-term record of elevation changes.”

What it means – Sun spots are the reason for climate change (aka global warming) and government cannot do anything about it except create a new government agency and a new tax on its people, which is just another government tax program to cover deficit spending.


Chess One Down

Academy of Market Intelligence™ (AMI) … An American Creed


Dean Alfange

Dean Alfange

“I do not choose to be a common man.

It is my right to be uncommon if I can.

I seek opportunity not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout.

I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, this I have done.

All this is what it means to be an American.”


“Inflation”, Bernard Baruch wrote, “flows from the selfish struggle for special advantage among pressure groups. Each seeks tax cuts or price increases or wage raises for itself while urging the others to make the sacrifice, and with little regard for the national interest.”

“The man on the street…” declared Leonard Paul Spacek, “… has the right to assume that he can accept as accurate the fundamental end results shown by the financial statements in annual reports.”

“There must be no sharing of nuclear technology with allies…” advocated General Leslie R. Groves, “…even within the U.S. government; he zealously embargoed information from most agencies and departments, including the White House itself.”