. Jayford: You always start your arguments with a long article (often from Brazil), and accept it as fact. The World is not happy now, and articles will not even get published unless they bitch. Try using hard facts, and people here won't diss you so much. I actually give you credit for presenting a credible argument, but it dies when you use articles to back it up. That's one person's opinion. *************** July 21, 2006 SouthAmerica: Reply to Jayford If you had the chance to read most of my published articles over the years then you would realize that a lot of the articles convey new ideas and I spot trends away ahead of the pack. And at the time when the articles were published people gave me a hard time and many told me that I did not know what I was talking about. And time after time my predictions came to past. After a few years of being right on a regular basis one would expect that he had built some kind of credibility with his readers, but in reality that does not happen â because I keep writing about things that a lot people does not want to hear about and that goes against what they want to believe. I usually use articles of sources that have a certain degree of credibility from my prior experiences â the highest quality of writing and credibility as a publication and the high caliber of the authors of published material. You see me quoting very often from The New York Times, The Financial Times of London, The Economist, Business Week, and from a select group of Universities and organizations that have a high level of credibility. For example: you donât see me quoting from the Wall Street Journal. I used to read the WSJ on a regular basis then I realized that The Financial Times of London was a much better newspaper and very seldom a check the front page of the WSJ. The Financial Times of London writers spot trends away ahead of the WSJ â thatâs what I realized over the years after reading both publications. I use credibly sources of information just as a support to what point I am trying to make. I quote often from Brazilian and other foreign sources of information, because very often I see information on foreign publications such as A Folha de Sao Paulo, O Globo, and many others â and that information appears on the US mainstream media only a 2 or 3 days later, and sometimes the information never appears here in the US. The US mainstream media today it is too concentrated and they just published things that they want you to know. If you canât read the foreign press you are out of luck and you donât really know what is happening around the world. By the way, criticism and regular attacks to what I write about, it does not bother me a bit, I am used to it â that is why the editor of the magazine and also the newspaper that I write on a regular basis â they have told me that I am the most controversial writer they have on their publications. I write about a lot of stuff that people donât want to hear â they usually want the information sugarcoated or they want to be caught by surprise when the shit hit the fan. .