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Saturday, July 26, 2014

She Smells Like Toast To Me- The Sunday Collage

Today's post probably should probably be rated R. It's the subject matter.

The Clintons have always fascinated me. Birds of a feather- flock together.

In a nation run by criminals, the Clintons seem a logical fit. We have Bill- a compulsive liar, drug and sex addict- a man who helped ruin this country by removing banking reform laws like Glass-Steagall. His wife Hillary is a sociopath and a lesbian. In fact, one of my favorite lines- attributed to Bill Clinton- is the one where Bill states that Hillary has eaten more pussy than he has.

I've got nothing against lesbians- even though we've always competed for the same prize. I don't even really care whether or not this country gets it's first lesbian President. The problem isn't being a lesbian; it's living a lifelong lie and pretending that you are the matriarch of some "all American family" because you desperately want to be the first female President. The normalcy lie becomes a politically convenient narrative for your lifelong ambitions.

There is no question in my mind that Hillary hates men and cops in particular. She is an elitist and a lawyer, a person who believes she is well above the purview of any law. And so far- she has proven that to be correct. Yet, I don't think Hillary has a snowball's chance in hell of becoming President.

Please don't misunderstand me. Just because she has no chance in hell does not mean she will not attempt another run. People who covet something greatly- do not go away easily. Don't think that I am discounting the collective stupidity of our country either- a country that voted for Obama- twice.

I have a pretty good grip on who Hillary is. My fascination with the Clintons runs deep.

Many years ago, I was reading a piece about Bill Clinton's 12 year love affair with Gennifer Flowers while he was the Governor of Arkansas. The Arkansas State Police shielded Bill from Hillary while they shuttled Bill to and fro from his liasons with Gennifer. The article I was reading was about a neighbor of Gennifer's, a man who videotaped the comings and goings of Bill Clinton, who actually stated he had a library of proof in the form of video tapes. The man later claimed that he was beat up and his camera and tapes were stolen from his apartment.

Do I believe him? Yes I do, although I don't like this version of the story much. Let me put it this way. I give this unknown man more credibility than I do a known and proven liar such as Bill Clinton.

Then there was this piece about Clinton and a cocaine overdose which I absolutely believe. I also believe the part where Hillary threatened the attending staff in the E.R. that night. It seems congruent with her ambitions as she constantly maintained the facade of the all American family.

Bill Clinton was once the Attorney General of Arkansas. That means that he was the chief law enforcement in the state of Arkansas while having his adulterous affair with Gennifer Flowers, snorting cocaine, and extorting money in the Whitewater scandal. Susan McDougal, the woman who refused to testify against the Clintons when Whitewater finally went public- eventually went to prison and was later granted a pardon by then President Bill Clinton.

You cannot make this shit up. The scandals never end with these two. Cattle futures bribery, Vince Foster, Travelgate, shaking down Marc Rich's wife for a few million in exchange for a pardon, stealing White House furniture, Benghazi. I know I'm missing a few more. The odd thing is- is that these are just the scandals we know about. Makes you wonder what we don't know about...doesn't it? 

The Benghazi episode was the last nail in the coffin for Hillary. It was the last gasp of a sick and tired old woman. Letting Christopher Stevens die and blaming it on a You Tube video was just another national lie brought to you in political concert by the morons who attempt to lead this country. It remains to be seen whether Hillary will evade taking responsibility for Benghazi but judging by all of her past performances- it appears justice will be stood up once again.

Hillary's book, "Hard Choices" has not sold well because quite frankly, nobody cares about Hillary anymore.

Hillary Clinton does not represent the American people. She never has. She has been a privileged, entitled, ambitious woman who is completely self absorbed. Hillary is an angry, pathological liar who has lived a lie her entire life and that lie is unraveling. I think the American public, uninformed dumb shits that they are (but we vote!) might just be getting sick of Hillary without even performing the usual, casual, and superficial due diligence that they perform prior to any election. Unlike the completely unknown real life of Barack Obama, Hillary's life appears to be pretty much an open book at this point. In a way it's kind of sad. I'd hate to live a lie my entire life and if I did- to be denied the prize for all of that pathological planning- that's a cold shower I'd never want to take.

There's not a chance in hell that Hillary will become President. I'm not sure who she appeals to anymore. Maybe gay rights activists or angry, uninformed women. Maybe older, elite folks and the usual democratic base. Perhaps those idiot Republicans can come up with another crappy candidate and help her along. Even with all those things...I just don't see it.

When I was a kid, every once in awhile bread would get jammed into our toaster and burnt to a crisp. We all know what happens to burnt toast. Somehow I see that as metaphor for all things Hillary Clinton right now. And even if I'm wrong and the Gods hate us- can you imagine all the nasty stuff that would happen with Hillary as el presidente'? It would be a tsunami of shit. I'd probably have to start a whole new blog.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Original "Tree of Liberty" Letter, Jefferson

I read an excellent piece on American Thinker today regarding the destruction of our Constitution. Of course they couldn't just rip the document up instead they will incrementally render it useless. Obama care was a shining example of that. Here then is the original letter from Jefferson. Interesting. Things just never seem to change much.

The tree of liberty... (Quotation)

"I do not know whether it is to yourself or Mr. Adams I am to give my thanks for the copy of the new constitution. I beg leave through you to place them where due. It will be yet three weeks before I shall receive them from America. There are very good articles in it: and very bad. I do not know which preponderate. What we have lately read in the history of Holland, in the chapter on the Stadtholder, would have sufficed to set me against a Chief magistrate eligible for a long duration, if I had ever been disposed towards one: and what we have always read of the elections of Polish kings should have forever excluded the idea of one continuable for life. Wonderful is the effect of impudent and persevering lying. The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, and what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusets? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion.[1] The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted." - Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787[2]

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bill Clinton's Latest Mistress, The Energizer

I found this at the Economic Policy Journal and I just had to steal it- only because I detest the Clintons' so much.

It seems the secret service isn't so secret after all.

Bill Clinton reportedly has a buxom blond mistress who visits so often when Hillary Clinton isn’t home in Chappaqua that the former president’s Secret Service detail have given her an unofficial code name: Energizer, NyPo reports.

NyPo says this is according to Ronald Kessler in The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents, due Aug. 5.

More from Richard Johnson at NyPo:

The book, portions of which I’ve obtained, says none of the normal protocols are followed when Energizer arrives in her SUV, sometimes just minutes after Hillary has left the Westchester house.
Kessler quotes a supervisor informing a new agent: “You don’t stop her, you don’t approach her, you just let her go in.”
Energizer, who is described as charming and friendly, sometimes brought cookies to the agents, according to the book excerpts.
One told Kessler: “It was a warm day, and she was wearing a low-cut tank top, and as she leaned over, her breasts were very exposed. They appeared to be very perky and very new and full…There was no doubt in my mind they were enhanced.”
Kessler also reports that Hillary’s Secret Service detail informs Bill’s Secret Service detail when the former First Lady is coming home, so Bill has time to get Energizer off the property and clean up any evidence.
But once, the warning came late. “The agents had to scramble to get Energizer out of there so there wasn’t some kind of big confrontation.”
Kessler also reveals that Hillary is routinely rude to the agents who are sworn to take a bullet for her.
“Because she is so nasty to agents and hostile to law enforcement officers and military officers in general, agents consider being assigned to her detail a form of punishment,” Kessler wrote.
          (It should be noted that I am personally acquainted with a former treasury agent who
            corroborates that Hillary hates law enforcement.)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weeding Out the Charlatans- The Sunday Collage

My father invented the crouton and my mother is a belly dancer. Very. Weird. More on that in a minute...

In the early 90's, I was one of the first guys on my block to buy a computer. I am not proud of how I did that. I traded a 1972 Cadillac Eldorado convertible with a 500 motor for 3500 bucks to buy that computer. I have had to get ok with that knuckleheaded move for 20 years or so. Back in those days, there were no "browsers." You loaded every address by hand before the Netscape browser landed. When the first browser became available, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

The point to all of this- is that computers- place the world at your fingertips. An incredible amount of information, truthful and untruthful, can be found on a computer screen. Sometimes it is difficult to separate the truth from bullshit.

There are a few things that I am very good at. (1) Gambling in various forms which includes buying and selling (short) stocks and options. (2) I am a pretty fair judge of personal character and in so doing- I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt. I really believe that  most people are good people or at worst, simply misunderstood. (3) I am also very adept at spotting self absorbed people, liars, and charlatans. Fakes. I think my instincts for that came about as a result of listening to thousands upon thousands of liars for 25 years- some very good at the art. In fact, lying is so prevalent in our society that I believe that deceiving people became an epidemic long ago- probably in the 60's. Lying and dishonesty have become the American way of life. I do not think I am overstating this, in fact, that's why I recently changed subtitles on this blog. One caveat here- just because I've identified someone as a liar or most likely dishonest- does not mean that I will dislike them. (please see 2 above) I have grown old with dishonesty, I'm ok with it, and I no longer take it personally. However, I do perform due diligence on questionable statements that are important to me.

The other day I had a reader give me a link to a website run by a man named Mike Stathis. According to that website, Mike Stathis is a genius. He has accurately predicted every financial turn and whim since 2007. He has written many books and one of them is so good that it was actually "banned." Why would anyone ban a book written by a modern day Nostradamus? Who can ban the truth? I find all that very hard to believe but that's what his website says.

I toured Stathis' website and I began to look for credentials. Wiki no longer contains biographic material- in fact- the current wiki entry for Stathis reads like an ad written by Stathis himself which is quite possible to do given wiki's rules. Here is a wiki entry (2011) before the biographic cleansing took place.    From Wiki:

Mike Stathis was born Moshe Stakinsky in Telaviv Israel in 1956. His father, who invented the crouton, was a recent immigrant from Czechoslavokia. His mother was a belly dancer of international repute, her stage name Le BelliBouton. He is a distant relative of Benjamin Hyman Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank (USA) as his father's brother was Bernanke's sister's music teacher. Stathis graduated the Hebrew High School in Telaviv and then attended the Kosher Cooking Institute of Jerusalem, graduating in 1978 with high honors in dinner pastries [B.C. summa cum blintzes]. ....He is presently employed as an expert commentator on monetary policy and the economy by several mainstream internet news outlets.

Just because your dad invented croutons and your mother belly dances- does not mean that you cannot be an economic Nostradamus. 

Read that last line on the wiki bio. Do you sense bullshit? "an expert commentator" on "monetary policy" by "several" un-named news outlets. So who are those internet news outlets? That lack of specificity equals bullshit. That is what I call "weasel" language. Facts and the truth should always be easily verifiable.

Here is Mr. Stathis' site.

Let me tell you a little story. In 2007, I had a jumbo mortgage originator (a million+) friend of mine tell me that the entire financial sector (banks) was going to collapse. He had all the inside info from places like Countrywide and IndyMac. This dude knew his shit and he knew how bad the banks were fucking up. Unfortunately when he told me all of this- he was blind ass drunk at a neighborhood party and I being a somewhat sober dude- thought he was overstating the position. Here is the lesson. Just because someone is blind ass drunk does not mean they don't know what they are talking about. Mark made gobs of money on the 2008 collapse. He was telling the truth. I couldn't capitalize on his information because I dismissed it as "drunk" talk. Too bad for me.

I have a process for weeding out bullshit and identifying liars quickly. Often, I find myself way out in front of everyone else. People often accuse me of being quick to judge others. Many years ago, when the idiot Bill Clinton got on national news to proclaim his innocence regarding Monica Lewinsky, I instantly knew he was lying. Hillary is just as bad as Bill, maybe even worse. Barack Obama is a different kind of liar. He likes to obstruct ( belittle, condemn, and make light of any accuser) ignore valid accusations (refuse to validate them) and then change subjects. That is his modus operandi. That is who he is. Watch him in the coming months. I guarantee that's how he will treat the myriad of scandals coming out of D.C. These are merely well known examples and illustrations and that's why I've used them here.

So how do you sort out fact from fiction on the internet? Snopes? Factcheck? Sometimes. The problem of course is the sheer volume and myriad of lies and deceptions that we are all confronted with on a daily basis. Most of the time they are harmless lies- and sometimes- they cost us dearly.

Here then is how I sort through all of today's charlatans and bullshit. First off, I question any speaker's motive privately and I am never predisposed to any assumption. For example, if someone is telling me something I ask myself the simple question, "What does the speaker gain if I buy in?" If you are Mike Stathis selling doomsday books- the answer is book sales and money. If you are Paul Craig Roberts- the answer is nothing. Paul Craig Roberts writes his blog and asks for nothing in return.

After I have satisfied that question, I can move on because this is an incremental process.

I know geniuses without credentials. If you are simply relying on credentialing to determine whether someone is lying or not- you would be wrong a significant amount of the time. However, if you try to find credentialing and cannot (degrees, work experience, success)  that should be a cause for concern. If someone has no degree or a degree in anthropology but is trying to convince me that building 7 was a controlled demolition- I investigate allegations like that on my own.

Never, ever, assume anything. Because just about the time you conclude something based on a single piece of information or an assumption- you will be wrong. 

Writers or speakers who cannot admit making mistakes or serious flaws tend to get my attention. When was the last time you heard some ego driven maniac like Obama or Hillary admit that they screwed up? The answer is never.  They see self honesty and self disclosure as a huge and fatal flaw. They will always try to present themselves as perfect. Maybe they actually think they don't make mistakes.

The inability to perceive yourself as flawed is almost sociopathic.

Imagine for a moment if Bill Clinton had gotten on TV way back when and announced to the world that he had been involved in an affair with Monica Lewinsky. Imagine just telling the truth. The whole nation would have felt sorry for him and for her and the whole incident would have blown over in a week or two.But instead Clinton got on TV and lied to the nation. Absolutely shameless. Sociopathic.

Last but surely not least- I spent countless hours reading every book and article that I could get my hands on which dealt with body language and non verbal behavior. Not only did I absorb and commit everything to memory- I found a serious downside to all of it. I began to identify and confront people who I caught lying. Sometimes I was wrong. Over the years I have learned to just listen, watch, and be quiet.. Mostly when I hear someone spinning some fantastic yarn nowadays- I just let it be. I have to. I would drive myself crazy confronting all of the bullshit I read, hear, or see on a daily basis. I just don't have that kind of energy to waste.

Is Mike Stathis a financial genius? I doubt it. 

I don't think it takes Nostradamus to know that the dollar's days are numbered or that this stock market is going to collapse. I tend to give greater weight to people like Yves at naked capitalism or authors/investigators like William K Black. These are real people with real credentials who are well aware of what a sham our economy is. There are a number of legitimate authors, writers, and investigators out there who are simply trying to educate people and build consensus.

I am not here trying to sell anybody anything. I have been wrong about many things- like how long the powers that be could continue to hide the fact that this country is bankrupt. Shit. I even thought Denver could cover the spread against Seattle.

The best any of us can do is try to uncover the truth and prepare accordingly. I think that's why most of us are here. We exchange information. The people with the best and most accurate information are the ones who are going to carry some wealth forward and survive the coming shit storm. I think a few of us know that they can't keep kicking the debt can down the road forever.