Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sony and its filth..............

Lets see, who released their internal emails?  Doesn't the US Government collect all of our emails and then say it is the lawful and right thing to do to "protect" us?     If the citizens can't have any privacy why should Sony?   I hope the hackers, whoever they are, release more stuff like this and level the playing field.     They seem to be more patriotic than our Congress critters!!!  

If  you don't suffer from dementia, remember way back when Target gets hacked and 100 million people were violated.   Home depot hackers get another 100 million people.  VA patients information gets hacked and it's NO THREAT.

Sony gets hacked and some Hollywood Obama donors get into trouble and all of a sudden its a national security threat.  What do you think Hollywood is hiding?

Givemeafrickinbrake.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Some funny stuff for sure...........

If Obama had a country it would probably look like Cuba!!!!

Here is a great link to what life in Cuba is like today.

Check it out.  Learn something about Communism.

http://www.city-journal.org/2014/24_2_havana.html

Friday, December 12, 2014

Wolves and the White Earth Reservation

I must be old school.   At 60, I can understand the relationship between deer herds and wolf packs.  Canines will eat and eat well if the food source is available.

Every White Earth elder I know personally would have no problem pulling the trigger of their hunting rifle on a wolf.   Deer numbers, to say nothing of the moose population are headed only one way on my reservation.  Care to guess which way deer numbers are going on the White Earth reservation?  

Here is a cool video of a a couple of big timber wolves eating some dinner.  Take a good look.  Listen very closely.  You will love this.  Watch the cute, cuddly wolves doing  some fine dining!  It's a video on YOUTUBE.  Enjoy yourself!

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRuxCMhvl84#t=13

Here is a taste of what wolves are doing down in New Mexico, home to many indigneous brothers and sisters.

By Tammy Gray
Wolves are the main killers of cattle in Catron County, N.M., and are setting a record for the number of confirmed kills in 2014.
Catron County, which borders eastern Arizona and is included in the Gila National Forest, is the site of the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area. It was one of the first areas where Mexican gray wolves were released in an effort to reestablish their population in western states.
According to Catron County Wildlife Investigator Jess Carey, the results have been devastating to local ranchers. In a report titled Mexican Wolf Recovery Collateral Damage Identification in Catron County alone, he noted that of five ranches he studied, two went out of business and a third did not restock cattle after 2009. Over the course of the study, the five ranches lost a total of 651 head of cattle valued at more than $382,000.
“The negative effects to livestock producers caused by Mexican Wolves are a wide spectrum not addressed and/or ignored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Prior negative data and documentation of wolf recovery from other states were not utilized to mitigate the same negative effects of Mexican wolf recovery in New Mexico and Arizona,” he noted.
Carey also pointed out that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service does not take into account other types of damage to cattle operations, such as stress deaths caused by wolves running cattle, or loss of production by cows due to stress created by the presence of wolves. He noted that the department “demands that ranchers change their entire husbandry scheme to accommodate the presence of wolves; if the rancher refuses, no compensation is paid on wildlife services findings on confirmed or probable livestock depredations.”
In addition, payment of claims is running years behind schedule and a pro-wolf non-governmental organization is in charge of processing the claims, according to Carey.
He notes that he believes that the harm caused to ranchers is not only the result of the federal wildlife service and pro-wolf organizations, but also to a lack of coverage in the media.
“The truth about the negative impacts to rural folks by Mexican wolves is never provided to the citizens of Arizona and New Mexico because of the failure of the press. The collateral damage to achieve Mexican wolf re
According to Carey’s report, wolves quickly become acclimatized to humans and after a time do not flee even when warning shots are fired in the air. In Catron County, domestic animals besides cattle have been killed and injured, including horses, dogs, chickens and cats. The report notes that in one instance, a wolf bit the head off of a kitten in front of a group of children, and many attacks on domestic dogs occurred in the owner’s front or back yard.
Wildlife investigation reports from Catron County reveal that between Jan. 1, 2006, and Aug. 30, 2014, a total of 143 cattle were confirmed to have been killed by wolves. That total does not include deaths deemed as “probable” due to wolf depredation, or any other animals killed by wolves. During that same period, a total of 29 cattle were confirmed killed by coyotes, bears and mountain lion combined.
The wildlife investigation report notes that, “U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service John Oakleaf’s study of confirmed wolf killed livestock found: for every wolf killed livestock ‘confirmed’ there are 7 more that are not confirmed. Example: one ranch in 2009 had 10 confirmed wolf killed yearlings and have another 80 head missing. This is consistent with Oakleaf’s study.”
As of Aug. 30, wildlife investigations conducted in 2014 included 28 confirmed cases of cattle killed by wolves and one horse injured by a wolf. During the same period, there was one confirmed kill by a coyote and one by a bear, while five cattle died of unknown causes. In addition, there was one confirmed cattle injury by a wolf and six deaths ruled as likely caused by a wolf.
In the cases investigated in 2013, 14 cattle were confirmed to have been killed by wolves, while two were killed by coyotes and nine were listed as “unknown.” During that year, one dog and one puppy were confirmed to have been injured by wolves.
Investigations in 2012 included 13 cattle confirmed killed by wolves, one death listed as a “probable” wolf case and one confirmed cattle injury caused by wolves. One mule was killed by wolves, while three cattle were killed by bears, none by coyotes and in seven cases, the results were listed as unknown.
The 2011 investigative report shows that 25 cases of cattle killed by wolves were confirmed and two cases were listed as probable. A young horse was also confirmed killed by wolves. There were four cattle confirmed to have been injured by wolves, and 11 died of unknown causes. Three cattle were killed by bears and none by coyotes.
Of the cases investigated in 2010, five cattle were confirmed killed by wolves and two injured. There were also confirmed wolf kills of one colt and one elk. Six cattle deaths were of unknown cause, while one was killed by a bear a
During 2009, there were a total of 14 confirmed cases of wolves killing cattle and two “probable” cases. Wolves also killed a group of chickens and an elk that year. Six cattle died from unknown causes, while one was killed by a coyote and one by a mountain lion.
Cases investigated in 2008, include 13 cattle confirmed killed by wolves, three probable cases, and six injuries confirmed to have been caused by wolves. Wolves also killed a group of chickens. Bears killed three head of cattle that year, coyotes killed five and 14 deaths were due to unknown causes. In 2008 there were also three cattle killed by lightning and three in an accident.
Over the course of 2007, investigations revealed 20 confirmed wolf killings of cattle, 20 probable wolf killings of cattle and one confirmed cattle injury. Wolves also killed one horse and an elk, were listed as a probable cause in the killing of another horse and elk, were confirmed to have injured two dogs and were the probable cause of injury in a horse. Five cattle were killed by coyotes, two by bears and 10 by unknown causes. Coyotes also killed an emu that year.
In 2006, investigators confirmed that 11 cattle deaths were caused by wolves, and three were listed as probable cases. There was also one case of cattle injury by wolves and one probable injury due to wolves. That year, wolves were also confirmed to have killed one dog, one kitten and one cat, injured a dog, and were listed as the probable cause in the injury of three horses and a sheep. Also during 2006, four cattle were killed by motor vehicles, two by bears, one by a coyote and five by unknown causes. Two died during calving and one was due to natural causes.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2013 progress report on the Mexican Wolf reintroduction project notes that the 1996 environmental impact statement predicted that there would be between one and 34 confirmed cases of cattle killed by wolves in the Blue Range reintroduction area, based on a population of 100 wolves. According to the report, at that rate the total kills would be less than one half of one percent of all cattle in the area.
From 1998 to 2003, the total number of kills in the Blue Range area stayed below the projected amount, at an average of 13.8 cattle per 100 wolves. Between 2005 and 2009, that number increased and the report notes that, “the number of confirmed cattle killed by wolves exceeded the predicted rate.” In 2008, the average was 36.5 cattle per 100 wolves and in 2009 it was 50 cattle per 100 wolves. According to the report, the number dropped back down to within the predicted range between 2010 and 2012, with an average of 24 cattle killed per 100 wolves.
In 2005, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reported that a preliminary diet analysis of Mexican Wolves revealed that their diet is comprised of about 75 percent elk, 11 percent small animals and unknown sources, 10 percent deer and four percent livestock. At that time, there were a total of 70 confirm
The Arizona Game and Fish report notes that most observed predation is on young elk, however, wolves were also seeking out livestock.
“Although small in comparison to all available livestock present, depredation is measurable, and usually focused on one or two allotments,” the report states.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working on a plan to reintroduce wolves to nearly the entire state of Arizona, including all areas south of Interstate 40.
Carey noted that Arizona residents should take heed.
“The folks of Arizona do not realize what is coming to their community. Most impacted will be the rural families. They will have their family pets killed, livestock killed, and have to live with habituated wolves in yards, on front porches, and confronting children and adults alike at close range,” he wrote.

Here are some cool pictures of wolves doing what they do best.  Merry Christmas!!


 


 

Lame all around............

Where I come from they call him a lame duck President.

Where I come from they call it a lame ass Congress.

The November vote taught the GOP zilch.    There is no difference between the libs and conservatives,  today no difference between red and blue.

It is all about the money.  Follow the money when in doubt.

The American taxpayer was hoodwinked once again.  When the carnage ensues in the derivatives markets it will be rather unsettling.

It's the best theatre on earth from where I sit.   And the band plays on............

Be ready my friends,  the math will win in the long run..........

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Saturday, December 06, 2014

And it's a wonderful world.................

The following are 19 signs that you live in a country that has gone completely insane…

#1 When those occupying the highest offices in the land tell you that an $18,000,000,000,000 debt is “under control“, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#2 When your president starts acting like an emperor and begins ruling by decree and your elected representatives won’t lift a finger to do anything to stop it, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#3 When the greatest dream in life for millions of your fellow citizens is to win the Powerball jackpot, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#4 When dressing up sex dolls in fashionable clothing and photographing them is considered to be art, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#5 When only 36 percent of the population can name all three branches of government, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#6 When a boy can sue his high school for not letting him use the girls’ restrooms and win $75,000 in “damages”, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#7 When people that want to have sex with their own family members start demanding “equal rights”, you live in a country that has gone completely insane…
#8 When pregnancy is considered to be a “disease” and babies are considered to be “liabilities”, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#9 When the federal government collects billions of our phone calls and emails and hardly anyone gets upset about it, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#10 When 30 million of your fellow citizens are taking antidepressants, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#11 When an endless stream of gang members, drug dealers, sexual predators, welfare parasites and Middle Eastern terrorists can enter the country illegally and nothing is done, but anyone who criticizes this is in danger of being put on an “enemies list“, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#12 When you can get arrested for “encouraging terrorism on Twitter“, but not for publicly burning the American flag in the middle of the street, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#13 When your military airdrops huge loads of weapons into the hands of the very terrorists that they are supposed to be fighting, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#14 When there are 2.5 million homeless children living in your nation and nobody is calling it a “national emergency”, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#15 When a fifth-grade student can get suspended from school for making an imaginary gun with his fingers, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#16 When Congress has to pass a law to keep federal workers from watching porn all day long, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#17 When the number of payday lenders is greater than the number of Starbucks locations, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#18 When an illegal immigrant can get a drivers’ license, but the head of a fire department of a major U.S. city is suspended from his job without pay for promoting sexual morality, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.
#19 When the general public knows far more about Kim Kardashian than it does about the Federal Reserve, you live in a country that has gone completely insane.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Obama BS on Immigration............

Why do we keep repeating that we have a "broken immigration system"?

What we have is a lot of people breaking the law.

Call it the OBAMA PRECEDENT: From now on, presidents may consider enforcement of laws they don't like to be entirely OPTIONAL

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

IRS problem today.............

I just received an audit on my tax return for 2012 back from the IRS. It puzzles me!!!
They are questioning how many dependents I claimed.
I guess it was because of my response to the question: "List all dependents?"
I replied: 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads;
42 million unemployed people on food stamps,
2 million people in over 243 prisons;
Half of Mexico ; and 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate."
1 useless President.
Evidently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.

 

Miss the OLD DAYS?

Remember Johnny Carson?

Ed McMahon and Carson would have had a field day with Michael Phelps and his latest "lover".

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Take a peek, it's peaking! Listen for the POP!

It is generally conceded that we are living in an era of Peak Everything: peak central bank omnipotence, peak powerless of the non-elites, peak wealth inequality, peak media-induced delusion, peak market-rigging, peak bogus official statistics, peak propaganda, peak bread and circuses, peak deception, peak distraction, peak sociopathology, peak central statism, peak debt, peak leverage, peak derealization--need we go on?

Peaks generate bubbles. Bubbles reach extremes and then they pop.

Here is the answer in very simple terms...........

Get an education, get a job, marry the future mother or father of your children and work hard.

It's that simple.  

Thursday, November 06, 2014

It doesn't matter. It doesn't.

Please don't claim anything changes if one party or the other is in the majority. Anyone clinging to that fantasy is delusional.
If you really think it matters which political party controls the U.S. Senate, please answer these questions. Don't worry, they're not that difficult:
1. Will U.S. foreign policy in the Mideast change from being an incoherent pastiche of endless war and Imperial meddling? Please answer with a straight face. We all know the answer is that it doesn't matter who controls the Senate, Presidency or House of Representatives, nothing will change.
 
2. Will basic civil liberties be returned to the citizenry? You know, like the cops are no longer allowed to steal your cash when they stop you for a broken tail light and claim the cash was going to be used for a drug deal.
 
Or some limits on domestic spying by Central State agencies. You know, basic civil liberties as defined by the Bill of Rights and the U.S. constitution.
 
Don't make me laugh--you know darned well that it doesn't matter who controls the Senate, Presidency or House of Representatives, nothing will change.
 
3. Will the predatory, parasitic policies of the Federal Reserve that virtually everyone from the Wall Street Journal to what little remains of the authentic Left understands has greatly increased income and wealth inequality be reined in? Please don't claim either party has any will or interest in limiting the Fed's rapacious financialization. There is absolutely no evidence to support such a claim--it is pure wishful thinking.
 
4. Will the steaming pile of profiteering, corruption, waste, fraud and ineptitude that is Sickcare in the U.S. be truly reformed so its costs drop by 50% to match what every other developed democracy spends per person on universal healthcare? It doesn't matter if ObamaCare is repealed or not; that monstrosity was simply another layer of bureaucratic waste on an already hopelessly dysfunctional system.
 
If you answer "yes," please run a body scan on yourself to detect the biochips that were implanted while you voted Demopublican.
 
5. Will the influence of Big Money be well and truly banned from politics? If you answer yes, please pick up your tin-foil hat at the door.
 
6. Will the incentives in the Status Quo be reset to punish rapacious financialization and gaming the system and reward productive investment and labor? Before you answer, check out who's buttering the Senators' bread. Hint: Wall Street does not qualify as productive unless we're talking about the production of life-draining parasites. Virtually none of the vast armies of skimmers and scammers, from those pursuing bogus disability claims to lobbyist leeches, will suffer any consequence.
 
Moral hazard is the Status Quo's Prime Directive.
 
7. Will anything be done to dismantle the Neofeudal Debt-Serfdom known as student loans? You are delusional if you think either party has any interest in limiting the predation of an academic Upper Caste that came to do good and stayed to do well.
 
8. Will any prudent assessment be made of unaffordable weapons systems like the F-35 Lightning--$1.5 trillion and counting for aircraft that will soon be matched by drones that cost a fraction of the F-35's $200 million a piece price tag? No way--parts of those insanely costly jets are made in dozens of states, so the pork is well-distributed. Never mind the plane is lemon, built to fight the wars of the past. It's jobs, Baby--that's all that counts. Never mind the $1.5 trillion--we can always borrow another couple trillion--the Fed promised us.
 
Do you really think the Senate controlled by either party will ask why the F-35's price tag dropped to $120 million from $200 million? That's easy--the revised estimate left out the engine and avionics. They'll be added back in after the Senate approves open-ended funding.
If none of these key dynamics will change, you got nothing. Please don't claim anything changes if one party or the other is in the majority. Anyone clinging to that fantasy is delusional.
 
If you doubt this, please take the above quiz again.
 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Just shaking my head..............

that America might actually be dumb enough to insure a Bush   v   Clinton race in 2016.

What the hell is wrong with America?

"Folks", as ZERO says, you simply can't make this shit up..............

When you go to the polls to vote . . .ask yourself:
 

Are you more likely to be infected or beheaded than you were six years ago?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It's Tuesday and the party continues..............

Banks are able to buy and sell more shares than actually exist and can create infinite money to accomplish that task. Can you? Is that fair and reasonable?  I know you know the answer to that.  Obama's having the Federal Reserve pull out all the stops before his party's election.  The DOW will rise solidly above 17,000 as Nov. 4th is just around the corner. Everyone with two working brain cells knows it's pure bullshit, but it works.

Rustin Suter

Congratulations my friend!   Tennessee State made a great decision in making you an offer.

It has been so fun watching you grow up to be such an outstanding football player.

For all the fun in watching you over the years, thank you and best of luck always.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tornadic activity today...........

Plenty of trees, limbs and debris everywhere.

The EF-0 tornado on the west side of Atlanta was confirmed by National Weather Service Atlanta meteorologists shortly after they confirmed that an EF-1 tornado struck Alpharetta Tuesday morning.

Monday, October 13, 2014

My best thought from the tree stand last night..............

Good luck America.      Don't ever think that the hipster, healthcare providing government that brought you the ACA and wasn’t able to build a functioning website can run out and find the cure for Ebola any time soon.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Senior Parents Night, 2014

My last official "outing" on a football field.   I don't think I could turn it up and cut back without making an orthopod a new car payment!
 
 

Who in America knows Joe Biden? a priceless display of ignorance

The Vice President’s recent LA visit had Jimmy wondering how many people even know who he is. So as an experiment a camera crew was sent out onto Hollywood Blvd. to ask Americans a very simple question: “Who is Joe Biden?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTCXR8uaCHg#t=61

Friday, October 10, 2014

Weekend Humor.................


"Winston, come into the dining room, it's time to eat," Julia yelled to her husband.
"In a minute, honey, it's a tie score," he answered.

Actually Winston wasn't very interested in the traditional holiday football game between Detroit and Washington.

Ever since the government passed the Civility in Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football for its "unseemly violence" and the "bad example it sets for the rest of the world," Winston was far less of a football fan than he used to be.

Two-hand touch wasn't nearly as exciting.
Yet it wasn't the game that Winston was uninterested in. It was more the thought of eating another Tofu Turkey. Even though it was the best type of VeggieMeat available after the government revised the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl to the list of federally-forbidden foods, (which already included potatoes, cranberry sauce, and mincemeat pie), it wasn't anything like real turkey.

And ever since the government officially changed the name of "Thanksgiving Day" to "A National Day of Atonement" in 2020, to officially acknowledge the Pilgrims' historically brutal treatment of Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of its luster.

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting.

The unearthly gleam of government-mandated fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look even weirder than it actually was, and the room was always cold. Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats - which were monitored and controlled by the electric company - be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the north side of the house was barely tolerable throughout the entire winter.

Still, it was good getting together with family. Or at least most of the family.

Winston missed his mother, who passed on in October, when she had used up her legal allotment of life-saving medical treatment.

He had had many heated conversations with the Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the private insurance market finally went bankrupt, and everyone was forced into the government health care program. And though he demanded she be kept on her treatment, it was a futile effort.

"The RHC's resources are limited," explained the government bureaucrat that Winston spoke with on the phone. "Your mother received all the benefits to which she was entitled.---- I'm sorry for your loss."

Ed couldn't make it either. He had forgotten to plug in his electric car last night, the only kind available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021 outlawed the use of the combustion engines - for everyone but government officials. The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too far, and Ed didn't want to spend a frosty night on the road somewhere between here and there.

Thankfully, Winston's brother, John, and his wife were flying in. Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had extra cushions for the occasion. No one complained more than John about the pain of sitting down so soon after the government-mandated
cavity searches at airports, which severely aggravated his hemorrhoids. Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a cavity bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the added "inconvenience" was an "absolute necessity" in order to stay "one step ahead of the terrorists".

Winston's own body had grown accustomed to such probing ever since the government expanded their scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via Anti-Profiling Act of 2022. That law made it a crime to single out any group or individual for "unequal scrutiny," even when probable cause was involved. Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations, bus depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine.

Almost.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but most Americans expect a Court composed of six progressives and three conservatives to leave the law intact. "A living Constitution is extremely flexible," said the Court's eldest member, Elena Kagan. "Europe has had laws like this one for years.----We should learn from their example," she added.


Winston's thoughts turned to his own children.

He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored him. Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that she could text anyone at any time, even during Atonement Dinner. Their only real confrontation had occurred when he limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining that was all he could afford. She whined for a week, but got over it.

His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding he got in public school that global warming, the bird flu, terrorism, or any of a number of other calamities were "just around the corner," but Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude that ranged between simmering surliness and outright hostility.

It didn't help that Jason had reported his father to the police for smoking a cigarette in the house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere within 500 feet of another human being. Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have been considered excessive before the American dollar became virtually worthless as a result of QE13, the latest round of quantitative easing the federal government initiated stating, once again, it was to "spur economic growth." This time, they promised to push unemployment below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was not particularly hopeful.

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful, Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day of Atonement. At least, he had his memories.

He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his children would never know what life was like in the "Good Old Days," long before government promises to make life "fair for everyone" realized their full potential. Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans, never realized how much things could change when they didn't happen all at once, but little by little, so people could get used to them.

He wondered what might have happened if the public had stood up while there was still time, maybe back around 201
1, when all the real nonsense began.

"Maybe we wouldn't be where we are today if we'd just said 'enough is enough' when we had the chance," he thought.


Maybe so, Winston. Maybe so.

 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Presidential Hilarity............

Last night at near a $33,000 per plate fundraiser, President Obama called the GOP the party of millionaires and said money shouldn't buy influence in Washington, DC.

The lobbyists had to cheer him as the war machine cranks up once again and the TSA is now checking body temperatures!

Isn't it a great country?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Happy Birthday #23!!!


Dennis Gartman. Stock Tout.

Individuals who are paid to tout their newsletters across media platforms are extremely dangerous to your financial health.

This guy is one of the worst.

Check out his rear-view mirror analysis.


Today: "If the Russell were to hold today and turn higher, then we might very seriously consider covering a portion of our derivatives; otherwise, we shall sit tight, remaining market neutral and fearing that indeed the bear market has begun and that rallies henceforth are to be sold rather than weakness bought."

2 Days ago: "The well-defined upward sloping trend channel continues to remain fully intact and until that trend line is broken we have to once again err upon the side of being bullish of shares generally... Support levels have held and trends from the lower left to the upper right obtain. One may wish to join the bearish camp, but one would be wrong."

Monday, October 06, 2014

War & Money = Fat Cat Politicians

Let me break it down for you, in case you haven't thought of this already.  
The bankers need ups and downs and wars to make money
Just as bankers increase their profit as a result of upward and downward economic fluctuations, so, too, do they benefit from war. It is not unusual for a given bank to finance those who would create armed conflict, and indeed, they sometimes bankroll both sides. 
The military needs war.
The military-industrial complex is in the business of selling arms to governments. Although arm sales may tick up nicely in peace time, they boom in war time.  It matters little whether it is an all-out war or a series of smaller ventures. The object is sales.  The politicians need both banks and war.
This is true in the sense that politicians need both bankers and an active military to thrive. Political campaigns depend upon funding. Banks and arms dealers have long been a major source of campaign funds for political candidates.  Thousands of suburban dwellers in Maryland and Virginia live very nice on war profits.
But there is further necessity for armed conflict with regard to politicians. First, it is a true that a country rarely changes leaders during times of war, and nothing is more important to the politician than gaining a further term of office.   A great example is Obama whispering to Putin that he'll have more flexibility in his 2nd term!
Second, nothing distracts the voting public like war. If a politician is receiving increased criticism from voters, a good war can be counted on to get the voters concentrating more on the war than on the politician’s poor record.
Third, governments typically remove the freedoms of a nation over time. While citizens may object to the loss of their freedoms in normal times, they are often more willing to relinquish them “temporarily” in times of war, “for the good of the country.” Not surprisingly, lost freedoms are seldom reinstated after a war.  While many people like to blindly push for gun control, it would be mush wiser for Americans to focus on “war control.” That is, stopping our government from consistently, aggressively and unconstitutionally unleashing violence on populations all over the world, particularly the Middle East.
I find it the height of hypocrisy when politicians constantly using our nation’s blood and treasure to bomb and murder civilians all over the world, get up on podiums to stress the importance of disarming peaceful civilians due to a few random school shootings (as tragic as they are). When the U.S. government becomes Switzerland, then we can talk gun control. The biggest criminals, murders and war-profiteers around are at the top of the U.S. government and the military-industrial complex, and they’re doing it with our tax dollars.  My taxes and yours.   Ugh.
 
 
 

EBT Cards for CAR BUYERS?

It can't be too far off for the Free Shit Army to take their rightful place at the closing desk at your local dealership.   They will no doubt be buying wheels with your money if you pay taxes.  After all, isn't equality what America is all about.   If you need a phone just let the government supply you with one.  Cars should be next.

Here are some interesting statistics.

  • The total balance of auto loans outstanding in August is $924.2 billion, an all-time high and an increase of 10.8% from same time a year ago
  • The total number of auto loans outstanding stands at more than 65 million, a record high and an increase of more than 6% from the same time last year;
  • The total number of new loans originated year-to-date through June for subprime borrowers, defined as consumers with Equifax Risk Scores of 640 or lower, is 3.9 million, representing 31.2% of all auto loans originated this year.
  • Similarly, the total balance of newly originated subprime auto loans is $70.7 billion, an eight-year high and representing 27.8% of the total balance of new auto loans

  • Friday, October 03, 2014

    Michael Phelps

    In the pool or using drugs and driving drunk this guy isn't a QUITTER!

    Look out below, AMERICA we have a problem.........

    There is some really fucked up data out there and you, and I, see it every day.

    In every town, in every corner of the country.

    The collapse in the labor force participation rate, which in September slid from an already three decade low of 62.8% to 62.7% - the lowest in over 36 years, matching the February 1978 lows.

    What is more disturbing is that the people not in the labor force, rose to a new record high, increasing by 315,000 to 92.6 million!  Yes, you read that correctly.

    92,600,000 not in the labor force.  Eating but not working.

    What does "working" have to do with getting money from the government and eating? 

    I guess as long as the EBT cards keep working the fall election winners are well-known.     

    Wednesday, October 01, 2014

    Oh Brother, it's Big Brother!!! Oh Orwell, how right you were.........

    Below is a list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” and “potential terrorists” in official U.S. government documents.  To see the original source document for each point, just click on the link.  As you can see, this list covers most of the country…
    1. Those that talk about “individual liberties”
    2. Those that advocate for states’ rights
    3. Those that want “to make the world a better place”
    4. “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule”
    5. Those that are interested in “defeating the Communists”
    6. Those that believe “that the interests of one’s own nation are separate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations”
    7. Anyone that holds a “political ideology that considers the state to be unnecessary, harmful,or undesirable”
    8. Anyone that possesses an “intolerance toward other religions”
    9. Those that “take action to fight against the exploitation of the environment and/or animals”
    10. “Anti-Gay”
    11. “Anti-Immigrant”
    12. “Anti-Muslim”
    13. “The Patriot Movement”
    14. “Opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians”
    15. Members of the Family Research Council
    16. Members of the American Family Association
    17. Those that believe that Mexico, Canada and the United States “are secretly planning to merge into a European Union-like entity that will be known as the ‘North American Union’”
    18. Members of the American Border Patrol/American Patrol
    19. Members of the Federation for American Immigration Reform
    20. Members of the Tennessee Freedom Coalition
    21. Members of the Christian Action Network
    22. Anyone that is “opposed to the New World Order”
    23. Anyone that is engaged in “conspiracy theorizing”
    24. Anyone that is opposed to Agenda 21
    25. Anyone that is concerned about FEMA camps
    26. Anyone that “fears impending gun control or weapons confiscations”
    27. The militia movement
    28. The sovereign citizen movement
    29. Those that “don’t think they should have to pay taxes”
    30. Anyone that “complains about bias”
    31. Anyone that “believes in government conspiracies to the point of paranoia”
    32. Anyone that “is frustrated with mainstream ideologies”
    33. Anyone that “visits extremist websites/blogs”
    34. Anyone that “establishes website/blog to display extremist views”
    35. Anyone that “attends rallies for extremist causes”
    36. Anyone that “exhibits extreme religious intolerance”
    37. Anyone that “is personally connected with a grievance”
    38. Anyone that “suddenly acquires weapons”
    39. Anyone that “organizes protests inspired by extremist ideology”
    40. “Militia or unorganized militia”
    41. “General right-wing extremist”
    42. Citizens that have “bumper stickers” that are patriotic or anti-U.N.
    43. Those that refer to an “Army of God”
    44. Those that are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”
    45. Those that are “anti-global”
    46. Those that are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”
    47. Those that are “reverent of individual liberty”
    48. Those that “believe in conspiracy theories”
    49. Those that have “a belief that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack”
    50. Those that possess “a belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism”
    51. Those that would “impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”
    52. Those that would “insert religion into the political sphere”
    53. Anyone that would “seek to politicize religion”
    54. Those that have “supported political movements for autonomy”
    55. Anyone that is “anti-abortion”
    56. Anyone that is “anti-Catholic”
    57. Anyone that is “anti-nuclear”
    58. “Rightwing extremists”
    59. “Returning veterans”
    60. Those concerned about “illegal immigration”
    61. Those that “believe in the right to bear arms”
    62. Anyone that is engaged in “ammunition stockpiling”
    63. Anyone that exhibits “fear of Communist regimes”
    64. “Anti-abortion activists”
    65. Those that are against illegal immigration
    66. Those that talk about “the New World Order” in a “derogatory” manner
    67. Those that have a negative view of the United Nations
    68. Those that are opposed “to the collection of federal income taxes”
    69. Those that supported former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr
    70. Those that display the Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”)
    71. Those that believe in “end times” prophecies
    72. Evangelical Christians
    *****
    Are you starting to understand?
    When government officials speak of the need to crack down on “extremists” and “potential terrorists”, that is a very dangerous thing.
    The truth is that they could be talking about you.

    On the last day of September, 2014

    On last day of the month, 33% of NYSE volume was at the open (4%) and on the close (29%).

    The CNB(S) talking heads are eating their shit sandwiches trying to explain the selling pressure today.

    Edward Snowden and Carmen Segarra

    They knew well ahead that the future would not be kind.

    They went ahead with what they deemed important.

    They shared courage and the desire for truth.



    Ebola in Texas..........

    CDC says "no doubt that we'll stop this in its tracks in the U.S."

    Please, we can't even keep toddlers from crossing our southern border illegally.  The Obama doctrine of open borders and allowing the sick and diseased to enter on a criminal basis from the south is what you could expect from the liar-in-chief.   

    Do you think we can keep out or quarantine Ebola?  When the head of the CDC says there is absolutely nothing to worry about, you know this thing is serious.

    With President Zero sending 3,000 troops into the heart of the African ebola zone you know it's coming home sooner or later.




     

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Cute "beaver" shot............


    It's coming and you won't stop it.

    The U.S. government is borrowing about 8 trillion dollars a year, and you are about to see the hard numbers that prove this.  When discussing the national debt, most people tend to only focus on the amount that it increases each 12 months.  The U.S. national debt has increased by more than a trillion dollars in fiscal year 2014.  But that does not count the huge amounts of U.S. Treasury securities that the federal government must redeem each year.  When these debt instruments hit their maturity date, the U.S. government must pay them off.  This is done by borrowing more money to pay off the previous debts.  In fiscal year 2013, redemptions of U.S. Treasury securities totaled $7,546,726,000,000 and new debt totaling $8,323,949,000,000 was issued.  The final numbers for fiscal year 2014 are likely to be significantly higher than that.
    So why does so much government debt come due each year?
    Well, in recent years government officials figured out that they could save a lot of money on interest payments by borrowing over shorter time frames.  For example, it costs the government far more to borrow money for 10 years than it does for 1 year.  So a strategy was hatched to borrow money for very short periods of time and to keep "rolling it over" again and again and again.
    This strategy has indeed saved the federal government hundreds of billions of dollars in interest payments, but it has also created a situation where the federal government must borrow about 8 trillion dollars a year just to keep up with the game.
    So what happens when the rest of the world decides that it does not want to loan us 8 trillion dollars a year at ultra-low interest rates?
    Well, the game will be over and we will be in a massive amount of trouble.
    I am about to share with you some numbers that were originally reported by CNS News.  As you can see, far more debt is being redeemed and issued today than back during the middle part of the last decade...
    2013
    Redeemed: $7,546,726,000,000
    Issued: $8,323,949,000,000
    Increase: $777,223,000,000
    2012
    Redeemed: $6,804,956,000,000
    Issued: $7,924,651,000,000
    Increase: $1,119,695,000,000
    2011
    Redeemed: $7,026,617,000,000
    Issued: $8,078,266,000,000
    Increase: $1,051,649,000,000
    2010
    Redeemed: $7,206,965,000,000
    Issued: $8,649,171,000,000
    Increase: $1,442,206,000,000
    2009
    Redeemed: $7,306,512,000,000
    Issued: $9,027,399,000,000
    Increase: $1,720,887,000,000
    2008
    Redeemed: $4,898,607,000,000
    Issued: $5,580,644,000,000
    Increase: $682,037,000,000
    2007
    Redeemed: $4,402,395,000,000
    Issued: $4,532,698,000,000
    Increase: $130,303,000,000
    2006
    Redeemed: $4,297,869,000,000
    Issued: $4,459,341,000,000
    Increase: $161,472,000,000
    The only way that this game can continue is if the U.S. government can continue to borrow gigantic piles of money at ridiculously low interest rates.
    And our current standard of living greatly depends on the continuation of this game.
    If something comes along and rattles this Ponzi scheme, life in America could change radically almost overnight.

    In the United States today, we have a heavily socialized system that hands out checks to nearly half the population.  In fact, 49 percent of all Americans live in a home that gets direct monetary benefits from the federal government each month according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  And it is hard to believe, but Americans received more than 2 trillion dollars in benefits from the federal government last year alone.  At this point, the primary function of the federal government is taking money from some people and giving it to others.  In fact, more than 70 percent of all federal spending goes to "dependence-creating programs", and the government runs approximately 80 different "means-tested welfare programs" right now.  But the big problem is that the government is giving out far more money than it is taking in, so it has to borrow the difference.  As long as we can continue to borrow at super low interest rates, the status quo can continue.

    But a Ponzi scheme like this can only last for so long.

    It has been said that when the checks stop coming in, chaos will begin in the streets of America.

    The looting that took place when a technical glitch caused the EBT system to go down for a short time in some areas last year and the rioting in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri this year were both small previews of what we will see in the future.
    And there is no way that we will be able to "grow" our way out of this problem.
    As the Baby Boomers continue to retire, the amount of money that the federal government is handing out each year is projected to absolutely skyrocket.  Just consider the following numbers...
    -Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid.  Today, more than 70 million Americans are on Medicaid, and it is being projected that Obamacare will add 16 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.

    -When Medicare was first established, we were told that it would cost about $12 billion a year by the time 1990 rolled around.  Instead, the federal government ended up spending $110 billion on the program in 1990, and the federal government spent approximately $600 billion on the program in 2013.

    -It is being projected that the number of Americans on Medicare will grow from 50.7 million in 2012 to 73.2 million in 2025.

    -At this point, Medicare is facing unfunded liabilities of more than 38 trillion dollars over the next 75 years.  That comes to approximately $328,404 for every single household in the United States.

    -In 1945, there were 42 workers for every retiree receiving Social Security benefits.  Today, that number has fallen to 2.5 workers, and if you eliminate all government workers, that leaves only 1.6 private sector workers for every retiree receiving Social Security benefits.

    -Right now, there are approximately 63 million Americans collecting Social Security benefits.  By 2035, that number is projected to soar to an astounding 91 million.

    -Overall, the Social Security system is facing a 134 trillion dollar shortfall over the next 75 years.

    -The U.S. government is facing a total of 222 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities during the years ahead.  Social Security and Medicare make up the bulk of that.
    Yes, things seem somewhat stable for the moment in America today.
    But the same thing could have been said about 2007.  The stock market was soaring, the economy seemed like it was rolling right along and people were generally optimistic about the future.  Then the financial crisis of 2008 erupted and it seemed like the world was going to end.

    Well, the truth is that another great crisis is approaching.

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