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A Free Speech Eulogy- The Sunday Collage

We are gathered here today to recognize the death of one of our greatest freedoms- free speech. The Duck Dynasty debacle is just the latest in the leftist/media attack on anything they disagree with. Free speech once allowed us to converse like adults. We were not offended by opinions nor did we feel the need to personally attack someone who offered their opinion. We respected people who shared their opinions with us even when we disagreed. We did not feel "under attack" which is the common thread in today's dialogue. People voice their displeasure and often attack others for their opinions. This attack mentality is brought about by two things. Insecurity and intolerance. In short, today's culture takes everything personally. It demands that you agree with it or suffer the consequences. We can't talk about anything it seems- without offending someone. Either we have become the most insecure nation ever or perhaps and more likely, we have forgotten what

The Obama Economy- No QE Taper Possible Before 2014 Elections

Every few weeks, a new Quantitative Easing (QE) rumor begins. I have been following this phenomenon quite closely while consuming and digesting virtually everything that I can read on the subject. In a nutshell... QE is the FED's way of liquefying the bankrupt banking sector by injecting 85 billion a month. In an inflation sense- this is incendiary. With all of this free money, the bankers and the elite have run the markets to astronomical levels in this pretend recovery. Predictably enough, outgoing Chairman Bernanke (the same guy who saw no bubble in housing in 2007) assures us that the FED can instantly withdraw all of those excess reserves (trillions) sitting around on member banks' computers. I can virtually guarantee there will be no stop to QE prior to the 2014 elections. Instead, the FED will simply talk about ending QE by supplying various lines of bullshit to a na├»ve and unwitting populace. In fact, this has been their modus operandi over the last 9 months or so

Obama Tells Another Lie, Legacy Media Refuses to Publish the Truth Once Again

We don't have media in this country. We have state owned propaganda distributors. Here's Obama lying about Syria a few months ago. It's almost like we knew it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/08/seymour-hersh-syria-report_n_4409674.html

The Art of Losing- The Sunday Collage

I've had a very interesting couple of weeks. I took a job, which is temporary throughout the winter, moving heavy freight and delivering it. It can be viciously hard work moving a 500 pound gun safe up or down a steep staircase but it is also interesting. Imagine spending the better part of 25 years as a cop. Virtually everyone I talked to was never happy to see me. Cops deliver a stream of bad news. We aren't Welcome Wagon. Realistically speaking, that experience skewed my view of the world. I began to feel as though the world was full of assholes. It was the anti-thesis of the Stockholm Syndrome. Everyone is happy to see me now. I am bringing them some new toy. Maybe it's a gun safe, a new bed, a giant plasma tv, or some other hideously large item. I have always said that one in ten people are assholes. Those numbers have remained constant throughout my working and private life. In the old life it was true- in the new life- it is true also. That has been my observat

Icelandic Cops Shoot Man, First Ever

I read an interesting story this morning. In recorded history, Icelandic cops have never had to shoot a suspect. Until yesterday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25190119 As soon as I read this, I remember that some people with mental illness are responding to a drum that nobody else hears. That doesn't make it any less real for them. I think this was one of those guys.

The Dangers of Anal Sex

A woman went to her doctor for advice. She told him that her husband had developed a penchant for anal sex, and she was not sure that it was such a good idea. "Do you enjoy it?" The doctor asked. "Actually, yes, I do," she answered. "Does it  hurt you?" he asked. "No. I rather like it," she responded. "Well, then," the doctor continued, "there's no reason that you shouldn't practice anal sex, if that's what you like, so long as you take care not to get pregnant." The woman was mystified. "What? You can get pregnant from anal sex?" "Of course," the doctor replied.  "Where do you think people like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Barak Obama come from?"

"If I don't write you a ticket, who would I write one to?"- The Sunday Collage

Today, I thought I'd use an old cop story as an illustrative tool. I hope you enjoy it. Many years ago on a Monday morning, I donned a new uniform and went to work patrolling city streets. It was probably about 7:30 when I saw this old pickup truck roll through a stop sign. His windows were still frosted up, I remember him peering out a hole near the dash. In the old days before complete paranoia set in among the police culture, I would often ask motorists to sit in my car rather than freeze my ass off while talking to them outside. Oddly enough, this practice often resulted in cops and motorists actually getting acquainted and having civil conversations. This then... is how I handled this traffic stop. When I asked this guy for his driver's license, he handed me an old driver's license before the days when we laminated them. I hadn't seen one of these in years. As I squinted down and saw the expiration date, I bellowed out that this thing had been expired for 17

The Last Issue of Harley Enthusiast

It's not everyday that you make the last cover of a magazine. In 2007, eleven of us toured the Lost Coast of California. The only thing that remains- is my right leg and one Chippewa boot. And maybe Troy. I think that's Troy in front of me. Funny how you stumble into weird things on the innartubes. http://www.ebay.com/itm/FALL-2008-HARLEY-DAVIDSON-ENTHUSIAST-MAGAZINE-LAST-ISSUE-105TH-ANV-2009-ULTRA-/380763470452?pt=Motors_Manuals_Literature&hash=item58a7457a74&vxp=mtr

The Single, Greatest Mystery of the Obama Presidency

Forget the birth certificate, his 17 year old mother (at the time of conception) or who exactly the father of Barack Obama was. Forget the name Barry Soetoro, forget his missing passport, and forget where he got the money to go to Columbia and Harvard. All of these mysteries are interesting but not particularly useful to the 300 million of us who currently inhabit the United States. The single greatest mystery of Barack Obama is this. How could a newly anointed President completely ignore the greatest economic collapse of the last 80 years, and rather than prosecute bankers and restore confidence- he sets about the business of implementing government run healthcare with a bill that nobody read? How? It is a mystery for the ages. I have mulled it over extensively. Either Obama was a complete idiot or he was bought and paid for by the nation's banking interests. In a malicious sense, perhaps he was even trying to bring about the complete and utter collapse of the United State

The Smartest Guy In the Room- Now Making Idiots Everywhere Feel Good*Updated

I took on a new job a couple weeks ago. It involves driving and moving very heavy freight. I had been looking for a job that would help me to stay in shape and I found one. Unfortunately, I haven't felt like writing. The truth is, I haven't felt like writing for quite some time. I have just been sitting on the computer reading about one ACA disaster after another and enjoying it. The smartest guy in the room. Thank gawd for Obama. The Affordable Health Care Act might be the single most ruinous piece of legislation to occur in the last 100 years. It is such an utter disaster- that when Obama calls it his signature legislation- I cannot think of a better way to describe this Presidency. Obama and the ACA, forever linked, just as it should be. Very fitting. The President's approval ratings have found new lows ever since it dawned on Americans that Obama had been lying to them since 2010 about keeping their health plans and their doctors. It's pretty hard to escape

GDP and the Greater Fool Theory

National GDP came out today at 2.84%. That was certainly a beat of the expected 2.5%. The numbers once again proved that nutters like me- are wrong, didn't they? Our economy is excellent and the stock market is fairly priced near 16,000. The Twitter IPO with virtually no earnings is worth 35 bucks a share, right? Enter the Greater Fool Theory. There must always be a greater fool than you who will buy Twitter at 45- so that you can profit at 35. That fool in turn must need someone willing to pay 55. GDP numbers have always been cooked and inflated with the use of inventory. Most of us know that and when today's 2.84 print came out I was a little shocked. At first I was puzzled, because everything I am seeing and reading does not support that kind of number. Then it hit me. The latest government manipulation- thanks to this commenter. The BEA's GDP tables tell us that the   gross  change in GDP from 2Q -> 3Q was $196.6 billion.  But the Fed's QE program   injec

The Spiritual Experience- The Sunday Collage

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Imagine for just a moment, the possibility that the human experience is just a random event. That there is no purpose, no real reason for any of us to be here. That we simply crawled out of some primordial ooze and wound up here- doing this. We live our lives without any real purpose and when we leave- there is no such thing as St. Peter handing us an exit interview to complete. No review, no pop quizzes, no heaven or hell. You simply live one life and when it's over- it's over. Can you imagine the futility of that? Who envisions that sort of ending or who hopes to live some unmeasured life? Answer- nobody. So the artists make art, the bridge builders make bridges, the plumbers make plumbing, the law makers make law, the philosophers create philosophy, and the writers write. And each of us wants to produce a quality product because we think these things are measured. We hope they are. And if somebody asked me, and rest assured that they never have or will, "Brian,

What Are Your Chances of Needing Hospitalization?

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In America, where data sets are manipulated with regularity, it is nearly impossible to find hospitalization and discharge information. You can damn sure bet, that the risk pools, actuaries, and insurance companies have that data- but they are not about to give it to you. This morning while making my rounds, I ran across this chart on the Economic Policy Journal website. Singapore apparently keeps such data.  Here then is the basis for Obamacare. The people paying all the dough- are not the people requiring the care. Simply stated, Obamacare is just one more giant PONZI scheme where new suckers must be lured into the scheme to pay for the people already in it.

Michigan Man Tells Government Where Bin Laden Was Many Years Ago, Gets Stiffed

I had to re-read this story 3 times. A Michigan man is claiming that he told the government (IN 2003!!) where Osama Bin Laden was hiding and some 8 years later- they shot and killed Bin Laden at that exact address. He has filed a lawsuit to recover the 25 million the government offered as a reward. The possibility that the government failed to act on this information or completely discredited it- defies belief. You get the feeling that this story is either fantastically true- or complete bullshit. Oh how I'd love to see this guy on the Today Show. http://news.yahoo.com/man-claims-he-helped-fbi-find-bin-laden--seeks--25-million-reward-171509676.html

ROTFLMAO! A Total of SIX People Enroll Oct 1 for Obamacare

And you can damn sure bet these were non paying, fully subsidized citizens. After the hundreds of millions of dollars, and Kathleen Sebelius lying under oath, we find that the government's website signed up just 6 people on day one. On day two, it managed 248. At that rate- we will all die of natural causes before enrollment. Here's the story from Forbes.  http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/11/01/the-truth-comes-out-obamacares-website-enrolled-a-grand-total-of-six-people-on-oct-1/?partner=yahootix

Crafting a Gold Strategy For the Near Term

I have always enjoyed Halloween. I am not sure why exactly. I only had about 20 trick or treaters last night. That was up a little bit from last year. Secretly, I have always wanted to buy one of those theater sized boxes of Mike and Ike's candy. When the little shitheads arrive at my door, I want to shake one of those Mike and Ike candies out and place it very proudly in their bags. I think the look on their faces would be hilarious. This is the kind of stuff that I do to amuse myself. I have noticed that not only has gold been getting it's ass kicked all year- but there is simply no explanation for it. Demand has been extremely heavy, the money printing and skyrocketing debt continue upward, and yet gold cannot break 1400. A level it was at just a few years ago. Do I think gold's head is held underwater by bankers and unlimited short positions? Yes,  of course I do. You would be an idiot to believe otherwise. When will it end? I'm not sure. Here's what I

The Obama God Mystery Revealed

In a meandering sort of way, I think I have solved the Obama God riddle today. This was all prompted by a statement of Valerie Jarrett's that simply floored me and enlightened me- all at the same time. A slight meander might work here... Many years ago, I hired a small skinny kid fresh out of school to be a patrolman. He was so slight of stature that we didn't have any uniforms in inventory to fit him- which is what we did for new officers while ordering new apparel that fit. Thus his temporary uniforms hung off him much like a king sized comforter wrapped around a dwarfed Ethiopian.  On the second or third night of his field training program- two critical events happened to this young man which would scar him for life. The first was a traffic stop. Our young kid stopped a long time area rancher for speeding. When the rancher saw this skinny kid who stopped him- he looked him up and down from his pickup and said, "Boy, does your daddy know you've got his un

Hitler Finds Out About the Healthcare Exchange Debacle

Hilarious. Maybe the best one yet.

He Who Panics First, Often Panics Best- The Sunday Collage

It's really been a bizarre year. Everywhere you look, things are crumbling. Taxes and inflation are rising, wages are going down. Obamacare is every bit the disaster many of us thought it would be and getting worse by the day. Half a million people have lost their current insurance. I think what really pisses off most Americans are the lies. This administration is willing to hide, obstruct, and lie about virtually everything of importance. Government officials like Eric Holder and Kathleen Sebelius routinely thumb their noses at the American people. The ice queen, Hillary Clinton, is readying herself for another run and gaining mob support. The media is of no help- it serves no watchdog function. In fact, those watchdog days are over. The media is owned by the corporate oligarchy. The oligarchy writes checks for protection. In the meantime, the mob is growing. It is angry and it is composed of snot nosed liberals and welfare gathering minorities. They see nothing wrong with

Let the Obamacare Implosion Begin!

For months I have been on this site telling folks that Obamacare would be little more than a grand disaster. The GOP's efforts to stop the ACA were a waste of time. Just let it proceed. Obamacare is unaffordable, unsustainable, and the government can't even find a workable way to enroll anyone. The administration has issued waivers to it's corporate pals and to Congress- ignoring any part of the law it finds inconvenient. Willfully breaking the law is something a citizen cannot do- yet this administration breaks it's own laws with impunity. Here then is a lawsuit- based in whole- on this administrations willingness to ignore the law. You will love it.  http://cfif.org/v/index.php/commentary/56-health-care/2006-a-stunning-new-court-defeat-for-obamacare Another funny piece from the Ron Paul site. Hannity gets an Obamacare telephone worker fired after he calls and she states nobody likes the ACA.  http://www.dailypaul.com/303608/sean-hannity-offers-fired-obamacar

Dressing Up This Halloween?

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The Economy in Pictures, Mostly

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Excellent link showing that QE is essentially responsible for everything occurring in financial markets.  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-22/spot-odd-one-out Here's one from Doug Ross, saw it posted over at Asylum Watch too- I believe. I nabbed this from Zerohedge since we are coming up on the 100th year anniversary of the greatest fraud ever foisted upon the American people- the Federal Reserve Bank. Submitted by Simon Black of  Sovereign Man blog , As we’re coming up on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Federal Reserve, one thing has become abundantly clear– these guys are horrible at their jobs. According to the popular lie, the  Federal Reserve was supposed to have been established to smooth out the economic cycle, thus preventing booms, busts, recessions, and depressions. It hasn’t really worked out that way. In the 100 years prior to the establishment of the Federal Reserve, there were 18 distinct recessions or depressions: 18

This Is What Is Wrong With America*Update With More Funny Stuff

I've been on the annual hunting trip to North Dakota. There have been some casualties in the pheasant world. Today, I clipped this comment from a Huffington Post article. I clipped it because I think the writer was trying to be honest and genuine about Obamacare but it reveals far more about the thought process of Americans. “My daughter signed up and starting 1/1/14 she will have a $2000 deductible 80% plan for under $200 a month. She had problems initially, i think she said it took 3 times. She is a new mom who wanted to finish college, had a baby during the start of her 3rd year. She lives with an aunt and the house hold amount made her ineligible for Medicaid. This is perfect. It may take some time to get signed up, but in the end at least in her case, very well worth it.” I read this comment a couple of times. We have a young woman, not enrolled currently in college, who apparently decided to have a baby first. There is no mention of a father. Her income thresholds are s

For People Who Can't Be Bothered With Politics

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MSNBC, Statist Obama Network, Caught Lying

This vid speaks for itself. I have not tuned in  to watch MSNBC for two weeks now. Missing, nothing.

The ACA is DOA

For months, maybe even years, I have been on this blog telling readers what an expensive nightmare the ACA is. ACA's sole purpose was to force healthy people back into health insurance pools- to pick up the tab for everyone else. This law is a complete sham and it is horribly expensive. The Affordable Care Act is not affordable nor is it caring. With it's outrageous deductibles and premiums, it hardly qualifies as insurance. It is a sham- foisted upon the American middle class and given a palatable name- to provide windfall profits to healthcare companies while stealing every last dollar and tidbit of personal information it can glean. I am not going to participate. At any level. My first act of civil disobedience will be to refuse to enroll. You will enjoy this article. Forbes discovers that the healthcare exchange is crashing because the Obama administration desperately wanted to hide the true cost of the ACA by forcing people into giving up all of their personal data b

Washington Post Puts Up Misleading Video- Debunking Follows

In just a minute, I am going to show you a video which apparently targets the American masses and was produced with some sort of 8th grade audience in mind. It was posted on Huffington Post today (10/14/13) where all of the really smart people hang out. This is the shit that Huffpo readers watch and this is what we are up against. So what's wrong with this deficit spending video produced by the Washington Post? Please pay attention to the graphing that occurs right around the :46 mark. This is the visual aid that they employ to pacify the sheep who watch shit like this and think it is accurate. Note also how they say the United States has "always borrowed money" as though that makes borrowing seem normal and acceptable. (Please ignore the references made by the video about our poor, victim, President Obama. I mean after all, I clipped this from Huffpo) First of all, saying that the US has always had to borrow is not entirely accurate. The US has not always had to

A FG Survey: Are You Entitled to Healthcare?

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Or in other words, "Can you compel another person to provide a service to you?" In a truly free market, with real competition, we  normally compel people to work for us by offering a wage that they find attractive and that they agree to. In a system hijacked by government and taxes, the insurance industry, big pharma, medical devices, lobbyists, administrative costs and middlemen, stock holders, and trial attorneys- we are so far removed from a free market that we couldn't unwind this mess with a month long debate. Which of course is precisely what should have happened before the Affordable Care Tax was unread and passed- which is also known as reform. This fundamental step is key to any number of projects- repairs and reforms are generally undertaken prior to expansion, new ownership, or new management. Here's a great piece on the unconstitutionality of the ACA as a tax bill that did not originate in the House as required by law.  http://www.nationalreview.com/ar