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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Official Frankenstein Government Theme Song

A phrase popularly used by myself in 2007, John Malkovich in "Burn After Reading", and now this. I listen to this tune daily on satellite radio, channel 51. They've turned a popular phrase into a song. What will they think of next?

"I Got You, Babe"

"I got you, babe." The tune from Groundhog Day. Every morning.

Week after week, the economic numbers suck. Week after week, the media spins this shit positive. It's like a nightmare that you cannot escape. The market hardly budges.

Let's Render the Constitution Useless

Working hard to render the Constitution irrelevant- and deny citizens due process- this is Frankenstein Government at it's finest. From the previous story.

This is what happens when your government no longer adheres to any rules or constraints- it simply justifies everything it does and does it. 

One day- we will have to kill this thing we have created. It won't be pretty.

Government Ordering You To Buy Black Boxes, Seizing Your Passport

Wow. This government is like a nightmare that never ends. They are not going to stop until they have a collar and leash for each one of us and convince us it's for our own good. 

Not only is Congress requiring that all cars be equipped with black data boxes by 2015- but of course you will pay for them. This will also grant government the opportunity to nab the information and track you. Also in this bill, is a provision for anyone that ALLEGEDLY owes taxes in excess of 50k, to have their passport rescinded.

If you are a bonafide statist, you will read this and think, "gosh that's a good idea." If you have an IQ greater than 90, if you love freedom and realize that this government is seizing yours, then you will be just as outraged as I was after reading this story.

If You Ignore Corruption Like Obama, You Aren't a Witness- You Are An Accomplice

Back in 2007-2008, Senator Barack Obama seemingly came out of nowhere. I was traveling the country and eventually landed in New Orleans. Nobody had ever heard of this guy. It was no different in the south. So how did a guy boasting a vast two years worth of Senatorial experience become President? More precisely, who bankrolled him?

Shit doesn't just happen.

Obama's ties to the elite and to bankers are intricate and extensive. I personally have spent hundreds of hours researching Obama and his ties to the financial industry. Imagine an entire elite strata of thieving bankers issuing, buying, reselling, mis labeling, packaging trillions of dollars worth of toxic commercial and home loans. Committing the greatest fraud ever recorded in American history- and ripping off the taxpayers. You had to be scared shitless in 2007. The whole world was imploding. If you were one of the hundreds of thousands of fraudulent bankers- it was time to buy a patsy.

I cut this excerpt out of Open Secrets for 2008. I included McCain's donors.

Even though these donors direct more money to the candidates than anyone else, disclosure can be spotty, with Obama and McCain posting bundlers by ranges, indicated in this chart with the "max" and "min" columns, and with the top ranges being simply "$500,000 or more." Together, 536 elites have directed at least $75,750,000 to McCain, and 558 have gathered at least $76,250,000 for Obama.

Over 40% of each candidates donors are bankers (1) and lawyers (2). Elite.

Now here is the proof. Look at how much money came pouring into Obama's campaign from the securities industry.  The same thing happens when you open the drop window and plug in commercial banks. Just how does a DEMOCRAT raise more money than a REPUBLICAN from bankers? Republican candidates always get big business and banks backing them. 

Weird huh? Do you think the same thing is happening in the 2012 election cycle? Nope. In fact the REPUBLICAN Romney is way ahead of Obama in terms of campaign contributions from bankers. Just open the 2012 stats. So was 2008 an aberration? No. I believe the bankers sought out and found a flaming liberal from Illinois that they could co-opt and buy. A guy with such a huge ego that he would sell his soul to become President. And that folks- is exactly what happened.

Your bought and paid for President. Instead of becoming the nation's top cop- he became a criminal accomplice. This is not stupidity. Obama is anything but stupid. This was intentional and remains so.

So it's no secret that Obama lied to and squeezed the NY Attorney General's nuts to get him to sign off on the Too Big To Fail bank mortgage settlement. That 25 billion dollar settlement literally got banks off the hook for trillions in fraudulent foreclosures. Forging and fraud are still felonies.

One of the greatest banker crooks of the 2007 era was a guy named James A Johnson. Most folks don't even know his name. He is a criminal piece of garbage, who like Angelo Mozilo, has managed to stay out of jail. I stumbled across him years ago. Johnson sits on the board of Goldman Sachs- (I know, big shocker!) and Target. He used to work at Fannie Mae where he lied about profits and inflated his salary. First I will link naked capitalism's piece about this guy. If you want to open up the link at the bottom of the article- Sequoia has an excellent letter that outlines the fraudulent activities of this piece of garbage. I couldn't do it any better than they did in their letter to share holders.

Oh yea. One last thing. James A Johnson is a Democrat and a big buddy of Obama's. In fact, he is a top bundler just like that other thieving banker, Jon Corzine. More here.

Is this starting to make sense to you? Like I said, shit doesn't just happen.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Obama Calls For Rigorous Secret Service Investigation, Ya Know Like The Kind He Endured

Dope smoking, coke snorting President Obama is calling for a thorough and rigorous investigation into the activities of the Secret Service in Columbia. Hummergate.

Perhaps this is the same rigorous style of investigation that Obama himself has had to endure. You know that one. The one where he had to turn over all of his college transcripts, his draft registration card, explain those weird social security numbers, produce his passport, and tell us how much he got in foreign aid. Furnish the name of a girlfriend or two. That sort of thing.

Barack "My Life Is An Open Book" Obama. Read the second paragraph. Very rich.

Time Magazine has some photos of their man of the year, Presidential Elect Barack Obama, as a Freshman at Occidental college. The pictures were taken in 1980 by then-aspiring photographer Lisa Jack who recently dug the negatives out from her basement. She put her negatives of Obama, a whole roll of film, in a safety deposit box until after the election so the photos couldn’t be used against him in any way. One photo of Obama smoking looks like he could be smoking pot given the way he’s holding the cigarette. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked Time editor Rick Stengel “what’s he smoking?
Obama admitted to past marijuana and brief cocaine use in his first memoir, Dreams from My Father. The future President has said that it’s not a secret that he’s done stupid things. “I think that, at this stage, my life is an open book, literally and figuratively. Voters can make a judgment as to whether dumb things that I did when I was a teenager are relevant to the work that I’ve done since that time.” It helped Obama in the election that revelations about his youthful indiscretions were pretty old news by the time he was running for the highest office.

Confessions of a Big Time Blogger

Wow. It has taken almost three years to get to a quarter million hits.

Mostly that was me, opening and closing each page. My fingers hurt. Editing. Muscle contractions and carpal tunnel.

So I'm sure most of you are thinking, "What's the life of a bigtime blogger like, Brian?" Of course you are. Just because you asked, I will tell you that I love to write. I love to write about the human condition. But mostly I like to write about the people nobody cares about. Studs Terkel, Mike Royko, and my mother- taught me that.

You know who fascinates me the least? Those folks who are fascinated with themselves. One percent of the people get 99% of the money and attention. The rest of us are invisible. Are we really that insignificant? Is that how it is? The working class in this country have nothing to contribute? Is that why we get to read and hear from the same stooges day after unmerciful day? Like Warren Buffet. His fifteen minutes of fame has no end. He is an expert on everything, just ask him.

Geezus. If we enforced a media blackout of movie stars, famous idiots like Kardashian and Hilton, athletes, politicians, and Warren Buffet...what would be left?

When was the last time you heard just one of those people, see ^^^ above, mention that they are grateful for anything? Go ahead. Clip it and put it in the comment box. You know why you don't remember seeing that?  Because they don't know what gratitude is. It never happens- and if you don't possess some level of humility- you simply aren't going to understand how lucky you are compared to others. That's where gratitude comes from.  The "entitled" have no sense of that.

We all need gratitude and humility. What we don't need is more self centered ego. We've got that ingredient covered quite nicely. A full fledged glut.

Last week, I met a young lady, about 30, who is going to die soon. She is legally blind, has stage 3 kidney disease and other illnesses, is completely broke, and lives in an RV. She has chronic pain. Trying to find a job when you are blind and spend half of your life in clinics and hospitals- is hard. Just not a lot of call for that kind of resume'.

And what do you suppose she told me? She told me how grateful she was for her life and her son. She told me how grateful she was to have a roof over her head and for her loyal friends. She didn't whine about her pain, her lack of money, her dialysis, or her blindness. No life ain't fair shit came out of her mouth. Yet, she had every right to. And could have.

That is important stuff. That has value and meaning.

That's how it's been for me. I like it here. Thank you for making it worthwhile. I am grateful.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

"I Got The Music in Me"

Time machine.

The Sunday Collage- For Men Around 40-50

I thought it might be fun each Sunday to do a kind of "week in review" thing. Most of us are pretty busy so I thought Sunday would be a good spot to pass on some observations I have made during the week. Things that I have stumbled across which might be useful or helpful. Other simple things. Today I thought I would center on a testosterone and pain killing cocktail that I have been working on.

Men Around 50

For quite some time, I have been engaged in a war with my body. This month I committed to running 200 kilometers. That may have been ambitious. I am currently at 86.2 km. I am amazed at a couple of things. My inability to lose weight (belly fat) and my constant dieting and exercising- and the amount of chronic pain I feel in my joints. Primarily my ankles and feet- but also my knees.

Something is wrong with that picture.

So I am going to tell you what I did. You must do your own research and due diligence. I do not want you croaking and your heirs suing me. Or writing nasty comments from your deathbed like those Huffpo dipshits.

Last weekend, I noted an advertisement that said by the age of 50- most men lose half of their testosterone among other things. As I studied up on this, it made a lot of sense that this might be my core problem. Personally, I am sick of going to doctors, getting gouged unmercifully for the time, taking prescriptions that cost a fortune, only to find they don't work that well. Not working well is something I can do on my own for free.

So here was my goal. Find over the counter products that will boost testosterone levels and help with chronic pain. That way I surmised, I could lose some fat, get more energy, and maybe lose some of this fat. Mr. Happy would benefit as well. So I embarked on a weekend long study of about 20 hours. I eliminated anything that might interfere with my blood thinner. I ruled out standard over the counter pain medications- honestly I don't trust them and most of them interfere with my blood thinner. On Monday, I bought everything I needed. I have been surprised at the results. Here is the cocktail.

Astaxanthin was part of a libido cocktail that also had anti-inflammatory and cancer fighting properties. I had never heard of it. I was surprised. The more I read about it- the more I liked it. However it is fat soluble. The only way to absorb it is with an oil. Unless you can find Red Whale krill- I couldn't- which has superior levels of readily absorbed astaxanthin. I bought some fish oil. I also threw in some cheap Vitamin D3 based primarily on this article which nicely summarizes all three items.

I bought some Saw Palmetto. Both to boost testosterone and to help with prostate health. A lot of people think it helps stop hair loss. I was kind of iffy about saw palmetto- but so far so good. It interferes with the common anti-inflammatory type- over the counter medications. It has no real side effects.

Quercetin with Bromelain. Quercetin is another relatively unknown quantity, an enzyme. It has cancer fighting properties along with anti inflammatory properties. It is also believed to increase energy. Quercetin filled a lot of what I was looking for.

DHEA. I found DHEA to be the most controversial supplement. Many people liked it- others hated it and thought it was a waste of time. Some thought it might even be dangerous. It supports a lot of what I was looking for so I got some. I have developed a nasty twitch and my left eyelid droops. But I think it's worth it. Aw c'mon now- I am just kidding.

Turmeric. I have been taking Turmeric for a long time. Turmeric is magic. Ya wanna hear something odd? I never bought it for reasons related to skin. But my skin color and tone have improved. No wrinkles. It is a killer of free radicals. It has blood thinning properties as well. Hit the mute button fast.

Male Response. This is kind of a catch all for anything that I might have missed in the cocktail. Here's the ingredient list.

Clearly a week on this mega cocktail is not enough time. But this is what I have noticed so far. Mr. Happy has been very happy. I may not achieve 18 year old testosterone levels but that is ok. I walked around with a limp in high school.

Weight loss. Too soon to tell although I feel skinnier.

Energy levels. My energy levels have increased. I am actually having a hard time sleeping but I am ok with that. My endurance and speed on the treadmill have increased.

Joint pain. Has gotten a tad worse. I think this is because I have more endurance and I have been running faster and longer.

Please do your own due diligence and research. Growing old is not for pussies. I figure I'm gonna stay with this regimen at least through the summer. If things don't get better, my back up plan is beer and smokes.