Yesterday the Congressional/Senatorial Military Industrial Complex announced the plans to add ten more ships to the Navy’s fleet over the next four years to help keep fighting the good fight on behalf of the “global force for good “. The DOD will commission someone to build these ships and is currently “vetting” the potential shipbuilders. . . . → Read More: Chuck Spinney had it right.
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Back in February, NSA Director General Keith Alexander called cyber-espionage “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.” Symantec (SYMC), a Fortune-500 security software company has said the cost of intellectual property theft for U.S. economy is around $250 billion a year.
No question, that’s a chunk of change . . . → Read More: Liberal economic policy, the catalysis for our destruction
With the cowardly bombing of the Boston Marathon still only being measured in hours removed from the attack, on Wednesday, April 17, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed Congress of a new deployment of US troops to Jordan. I don’t know whats more curious, the timing of this new venture during a week where both the . . . → Read More: Connecting the dots from Washington to Damascus takes a degree in circular logic
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell yesterday spoke on the Senate floor regarding the terrorist attack on Patriot day in Boston and had this to say:
“With the passage of time, however, and the vigilant efforts of our military, intelligence and law enforcement professionals, I think it’s safe to say that, for many, the . . . → Read More: The attack in Boston happened because… of American complacency?
It appears the jig is up America, your chickens are coming home to roost. Australia is the latest nation to opt out of the dollar in trade and now will conduct trade in the yuan. This is just another nail in the coffin for the dollar as we know it.
Brazil, South Africa, . . . → Read More: Another one bites the Dust: Australia turns nose up at the dollar
I don’t use drugs. I have never used a prostitute. I do not drink raw milk. I don’t have six wives. I would never (willingly) take part in an abortion. I could go on and on. There are many things I don’t participate in and in some cases find myself diametrically opposed . . . → Read More: My burning question(s) for “Gay America”
This is the second part of the blog entry entitled: How to fix the economy: throw your wife back in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant is optional
This is the most complicated aspect of working mothers in the workforce and the part that would be considered third rail politically; the economic impact. I feel . . . → Read More: Circling The Drain. The death of the American family and its middle class; now two incomes be damned. (Part 2 of 2)
This is a two part blog entry regarding how to fix our rigged economy despite 200 or so detractors at every avenue of every corner at both the micro and macro economic chess game. Enjoy.
Recently I was at the ACL lab here in my small community waiting to have . . . → Read More: How to fix the economy: throw your wife back in the kitchen; barefoot and pregnant is optional (Part 1 of 2)
The NCAA tournament isn’t over yet but we know its coming to an end in exactly 16 days. If I was to tell you it’s not over yet, I would be correct. But does change the fact that is will end? Of course it doesn’t. For many people, because we haven’t seen bread lines or . . . → Read More: The sky IS FALLING (in graphs)
This is about as a rounded and admittedly loose connection as one can make but a connection nonetheless. Let me get straight to the back story.
My lady friend of 18 years & counting refuses to use a debit card. She despises credit. She also prefers to not use cash either. . . . → Read More: The chequeing scheme, where micro meets macro
“The condition that an operational leader present an ‘imminent’ threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future.”
This was a quote from DOJ memo landed . . . → Read More: The Droning of America
Yesterday, much to the delight of certain types of businesses that profit off of school shooting tragedies (read media), there was another school shooting, this one occurring in Atlanta. As of today the two victims were said to be a student who was shot in the back of the neck and teacher who had minor . . . → Read More: Another positive gun story. Shhhhhhhhh
Has any weapon garnered as much attention in memory as the AR-15 has the last month? I can’t think of any weapon more demonized and we are talking about a weapon that only fires .22 caliber bullets. Well, the Ar-15 is in the news again this week and no, I’m not talking about the daily . . . → Read More: Amerikan Stasi has a vital mission but who’s the threat?
From my blogosphere.
“I’m Sheriff David Clarke and I want to talk to you about something personal: your safety. It’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game. But are you ready? With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg . . . → Read More: Democrat Sheriff goes HAM on Liberal gun grabbers
Here is a disclaimer. I am not black, I am a white male. Some of you may find this contrived or think I have no place speaking about issues pertaining to a race that I don’t belong to. I can accept that. Some may even go as far as a call me a racist (it’s . . . → Read More: Dereliction of duty: How “Black America” has been hijacked
This is the the President’s “plan to protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence”. This “plan” is what spawned the 23 executive orders on Jan 16, 2013. This has also been called the most comprehensive gun control legislation passed since 1968, eclipsing the “assault weapon ban” so often referred to now . . . → Read More: ‘Now is the Time’
“Of course Al didn’t show up,” said one high placed Current staffer. “He has no credibility.“He’s supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current never even took big oil advertising—and Al Gore, that bullshitter sells to the emir?”
. . . → Read More: California ‘Current’ Love: Qatar
That’s why I’m turning Japanese I think I’m turning Japanese I really think so
I know I cannot be the first to use this analogy, but god bless new wave music & the 80′s, for this apropos song.
With so much attention being paid to the Eurozone, specifically Greece’s departure . . . → Read More: Turning Japanese? Turning Japanese? I really do think so
What can I say, I’m flabbergasted. Are these crooks in Washington really going to assume the American public is that dumbed down to see through this guise? Uh… never mind.
Let’s call it what it is. This idea that Republicans failed in the “fiscal cliff standoff” is pure poppy-cock. This notion that . . . → Read More: Stealing is legal, just ask those that got shoved off the cliff.
I have spent many times on this blog blasting the collective, race baiting pimps that make up the Congressional Black Caucus of the US Congress. People for the most part who are elected based solely on their race because of either white liberal guilt or because they live in predominately black areas; . . . → Read More: Open mouth, insert 86 year-old / 50+ years on the teat – foot
I was going do something on our out of control debt and the “looming” fiscal “cliff” but I was distracted reading this piece written by Piers Morgan of CNN published 12-29. The heading states he may deport himself if “America won’t change its crazy gun laws”. Now given such a heading filled with hyperbole . . . → Read More: Piers Morgan: dont let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
Thursday night Chicago seen its 500th homicide for 2012, its highest total since 2008 and up from 435 last year according to the Associated Press. Out of these homicides 87.5% are via the gun which i find curious because Chicago, Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws in the country.
After all . . . → Read More: Jesse Jackson at his best – the spinning never stops
Well, it’s been exactly two weeks since the senseless tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. I said to myself as that day unfolded, I would not be a part of the problem anymore. Regardless of how small my voice may be, regardless of how much impact media has or has not on events . . . → Read More: Drag the waters some more…
On my blog I receive email from time to time both good and bad. When I have chosen to write about situations involving race, it surly touches nerves, which is understood. Although I remain completely statistical and logical sometimes people can’t separate emotion from logic. I’m never bothered by it; you have to expect that . . . → Read More: The trough moves, so does the swine: on to Tusla.
The death of Trayvon Martin has divided people in many ways; be it politically, ethnically or racially. The amount of vitriol we have seen regarding this tragedy has only been rivaled by the amount of hyperbole that accompanies it. I have already exposed the non-elected racebaiters a few weeks ago, so no need to do . . . → Read More: Bring on the Cleaver: the Congressional Black Caucus does what they do best.
Imagine a policy where the US drastically cut defense expenditures, increased our dependence on foreign oil, withdrew and stopped entering wars to protect or prop up the petrodollar and pay higher consuming costs not only at the pump and grocery store but everywhere else and in between. Would you believe it? Would you even accept . . . → Read More: A slightly out of the box solution to our gasoline/energy problem
There has been a lot of talk of late centering around President Obama and the gas price hike we have seen in the US. Many people blame his policies, pushing alternative green energy over conventional energy (like Nat gas, coal and Crude). There has been people in the administration that have actually gone on record . . . → Read More: Lets stop with the political hot potato concerning oil
Everyone remembers the movie “Indecent proposal”. The movie where Robert Redford offered Woody Harrelson character 1 Million dollars for one night with his wife, who was played by Demi Moore. The movie gave a complex view of how people value themselves in relation to money and it probably made a lot of people play the . . . → Read More: Get you Burl “silver” Ives on
There has been a media firestorm surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old tragically killed in Florida last month. Martin, who was unarmed and black, was returning home from a 7-Eleven when he was gunned down by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, who is half Spanish and half white, had a permit . . . → Read More: The pigs are at the Sanford trough.
Recently I saw an interview done with Kyle Bass, which was done in early November as a part of AmeriCatalyst 2011. The interview was over an hour in but if you start at the 46 minute mark, i assure you will be glad you did as it will lead you to the same conclusion that . . . → Read More: Hyperinflation, the end game or crippling interest? Choose your side.
The continent of Africa has been in the news quite a bit of late and it’s been a mixed bag of reasons why. Economically speaking, there has been astonishing progress and growth in emerging markets like Angola, who has seen its GDP increase over 1000% since 2000. There has also been a major boom in . . . → Read More: The post 9-11 double-sided coin
We all have seen the video or heard about KONY 12. Launched just two weeks ago, KONY 12 was/is a viral campaign who’s sole goal is to not put an end to the Lord’s Resistance Army, who operate in Uganda. No, the goal is to gain awareness, so much so, that by the end of . . . → Read More: Irony is a dish best served with a pair of latex gloves.
As some of you may or may not know, Pennsylvania this year actually passed a bill that declared 2012: the Year of the Bible. I have no idea what that means, seems to me, 2012′s year after the persecution and death of Jesus is a rather ambiguous point to set something as important as . . . → Read More: 2012: the Year of the Bible (but only the parts we like)
When I was working on my last entry concerning FEMA & Ron Paul, I started to get into a bit of a tirade concerning the debt. This, in this writers opinion, is the United States greatest threat, not some foreign enemy. With most people showing no interest or regard for it, its up to those . . . → Read More: Thou not lead us to temptation
The token FEMA “critique starlet” (Dr Paul) takes his final bow.
From: fileintothetrough As we all know by now, unfortunately, we had another unexpected natural disaster last week, this time in a vast multi-state reach, covering much of the Midwest and into parts of Tennessee. This was a deadly storm that took many lives resulting . . . → Read More: The token FEMA “critique starlet” (Dr Paul) takes his final bow.
It’s been well documented, Obama owns this economy. The DNC Chair Wasserman-Shultz has said as much, VP Joe Biden has also said it and a vast majority of Republicans all say Obama owns the economy as well. With piling, Trillion dollar deficits and unemployment having maintained historic levels for extended periods of time; the economic . . . → Read More: Superficial logic say’s: Obama one of the best POTUS we’ve had
Its been a rather hot item this week. People have been picking apart Mitt Romney’s latest budget proposal and it isnt pretty. The latest offering (or borrowing might fit better) of a Romney proposed budget would actually result in equal or larger deficits then we already have under the current administration. I find that odd, . . . → Read More: Romney has a bazooka in his front pocket… but an empty wallet in has back pocket
Its 1391 in Iran, you best pass on that grass; if you want to save your ass. It is literally 1391 according to Iran’s calendar, and here I thought I was always a contrarian? Back in 76′ when we were celebrating our bi-centennial the last Shah of Iran (see 1953 US led coup) flipped the . . . → Read More: Iran: Big fan of Capital Punishment
Remember the movie Dumb & Dumber? When Lloyd and Harry “found” a suitcase with a few million dollars and they spent it on anything and everything and then replaced each item they bought with a piece of paper… an IOU?
Now, Harry and Lloyd have no money, they, like our government, are broke losers (I . . . → Read More: Dumb and Dumber: Yes im talking about Congress and the Executive branch.
Is Iran a threat? Are they a threat to the US? Are they are threat to her allies? Is Iran a threat to the region? The answer to these questions are all, yes, they are. However, they are a threat for different reasons to each entity. Israel has long had problems with Iran. It’s well . . . → Read More: Iran, A Nuclear Threat? Or… Dollar Threat?
(Image from: The Nation.com)
Add another log (or two) to the fire. India, Russia, Turkey, China, Japan, South Korea and now Pakistan and Australia are all continuing to trade with Iran despite US sanctions passed on through on December 31, 2011. A similar set of sanctions was set in place by the European Union . . . → Read More: Kangaroo court of sanctions verdict: War
There is something about a true free market that is romantic and optimistic, so much so that it arouses the deepest emotions in all of us if we imagine the boundless possibilities. The simplicity and beauty of a true free market is that way because it’s derived from nature itself. Its self correcting, rewards hard . . . → Read More: Pimp My Crony Capitalist Ride: Starring Prez Obama
GM and the US taxpayers are at the halfway point to break even on GM
It was learned last week that the US tax payers are still missing the repayment of 132 Billion dollars from TARP, which was launched in 2008. In a report issued Thursday by Christy Romero, who is the acting special inspector . . . → Read More: GM and the US taxpayers are at the halfway point to break even on GM
The State of the Union? At least we are out of Iraq (sorta) I got one paragraph into the State of the Union address last Wednesday before I literally laughed out loud and looked to the DVR and found Mondays episode of “The Bachelor”. I figured if I’m going to watch some superficial, shallow empty . . . → Read More: The State of the Union? At least we are out of Iraq (sorta)
Jesse Jackson Jr, the esteemed Congressman from Illinios said recently that we could bail out the states and local governments for just a mere Trillion. Well, its 900 billion to be exact. Now he contends this would be larger then the last two stimulus packages put together, but… who cares right? Its only a Trillion . . . → Read More: If We Only Had 1 Trillion Dollars…