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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Media Blackout of a Covid 19 Cure, the Strange Story of Ivermectin

Being retired with an insatiable desire to always learn more leaves me with a lot of time to follow links and research topics on line. This then, is how I stumbled onto the drug, Ivermectin.

About the time covid 19 filled the nation with hysteria, I was on line every day for hours. I was researching the number of cases, the mortality rates, and other effective means to avoid getting covid.

I stumbled across foreign reports of the Wuhan Virology Lab going "dark" in October of 2019. Spy agencies had been monitoring that site and the Germans noted that the lab completely shut down in October of 2019 for a little over 14 days. No phone calls, no light switches, dark. This of course is corroborated in time by reports from Chinese citizens reporting a new and deadly disease. 

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that covid 19 escaped from the Wuhan Lab. The only question I have is whether or not it was done on purpose- the Chinese having such a wonderful track record of valuing human rights and all. Precisely one year before Trump's re-election bid.

I also realized early on that covid was never going away. Like a deadlier form of the flu, I prepared for the long haul knowing that we were going to have to deal with this shit for a long time. So I researched how to not get covid, I understood the social distancing aspects and washing your hands but I really didn't understand how anyone thinks that a particle of covid, smaller than an n95 filtering system, couldn't penetrate a mask or at least adhere to one. Never mind these people with bandannas wrapped around their cake holes- I suspect mouth coverings are a lot more useless than most people think.

To this day, I still see people running around with masks on and not n95's necessarily. I'm ok with that- but I pray those good little sheep don't start imposing their mask tomfoolery on us all over again.

I began monitoring vaccines and vaccine information. As the vaccines became available, I realized how dangerous they might be and I also realized that I was in a class of folks who would not be moved to the head of the line to receive them.

President Trump took hydroxychloroquine early on. Of course the media ridiculed that move like everything else President Trump did. Ivermectin wasn't on the horizon and subsequently I believe, Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir have since been proven ineffective versus covid.

It was about that time that I stumbled onto Ivermectin on an Argentinian website. Doctors in South America were using Ivermectin with amazing results. Originally developed for river blindness and other parasitic borne diseases, Ivermectin blocks a pathway into the cells and prevents the entry of parasites and viruses. What's more, Ivermectin has been around for 40-50 years, it is generic and was dirt cheap. (Now that it has been proven effective, big pharma has recently been price gouging customers)

Another huge plus for Ivermectin was that you could take it after you noticed a few symptoms of covid and Ivermectin would knock it out anyway.

So rather than wait for the government's approval, it dawned on me that if I could get some Ivermectin, monitor my temperature daily with other potential symptoms, that I could travel freely about the country without worrying whether or not I could get Ivermectin if and when I needed it. Ivermectin is not well known in the United States but it is prescribed quite heavily in South America. 

My doctor is a very young and progressive guy. I forwarded him a copy of Pierre Kory testifying in front of Congress about his research group's findings on Ivermectin. After reviewing that and some additional research, not only did my doctor prescribe Ivermectin for my wife and I, he obtained some for his family. In this way we could live our lives vaccine free with a huge measure of protection if we needed it. 

We added daily doses of zinc and 10,000 units of Vitamin D so that those things would be present in our systems if we needed to suddenly use Ivermectin.

Time and time again as I tried to research Ivermectin in America, I noted anti- Ivermectin media reports. Some said it was unsafe, the CDC said Ivermectin hadn't been approved for covid use, other sites warned of damaging side effects.

Today I read a Pfizer business contract with Albania which suppresses the use of any competing drug and forces the buyer to use Pfizer doses and prevents the return of any purchased doses for refund. The Pfizer contract for all practical purposes reduces to near zero- any incentive a buyer might have to try something more effective once the contract is signed. It is unbelievable that Pfizer has similar contracts worldwide, does not have to disclose contract terms to the public, and gets away with this monopoly. Those lobbyists Pfizer employs have been quite effective at greasing Congressmen. Read the Albanian contract here:


As that was taking place, videos promoting Ivermectin started disappearing from You Tube and other social media locales. Dr. Pierre Kory's video disappeared. Recently, Dr Tess Lawrie's videos have disappeared from You Tube and Linked In.

Every time I extolled the virtues of Ivermectin on Facebook, those assholes placed some unauthorized warning banner on my posts.

It was as though the liberal media and the billionaire boy's club were censoring our ability to talk freely about Ivermectin. Big Pharma and Big Media have become inseparable in this country. They conspire. More and more wealth for them, suppress any talk of competing products, and ridicule or remove anyone supporting a position other than the one they have taken. Free speech has become some ridiculous theory that must be approved by corporate and liberal Americans who tell me the only free speech I have exists between the government and a citizen.

The worst part of the media blackout about Ivermectin is that hundreds of thousands of lives might have been saved if these censoring assholes and their masters weren't so self absorbed with lining their own pockets and saving their jobs. I think it is absolutely criminal what they have done. Here's a video of Lou Gossett Jr. talking about how Ivermectin saved his life. Two minutes.


People don't know about Ivermectin. This was done on purpose.

A personal story to wrap this up. About ten days ago, my brother in law and his wife came down with covid- most likely the delta variant. They had it for several days and a test confirmed it. Doctors near him didn't know what Ivermectin was- let alone write a prescription for it.

I called my doctor, arranged a phone visit with them, and they were able to obtain some Ivermectin. They are slowly getting healthier and feeling better as I write this. 

Ivermectin does have some potential side effects although they look like the standard side effects that most drugs have. I would also get some vitamin D and zinc. 

You must do your own due diligence and be responsible for the actions you take. I will leave you with a video of Dr. Pierre Kory debunking another doctors claim that Ivermectin hasn't been researched thoroughly. Kory speaks at the end.












 




Friday, June 18, 2021

American Train Wreck

I was born near the end of the boomer generation in '64. America was a much different place then than it is today. Back then, life was good. We were all optimists. Everything that made America great was still intact. 

That didn't mean we didn't have skirmishes. We had the Vietnam War and the lies generated at the Gulf of Tonkin. We had one of our first mass shootings at the University of Texas in Austin. We had the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers and Martin Luther King Jr. We had real back of the bus racism. We had demonstrations, women's liberation, the pill, bra burning, and abortion. We had a President commit a burglary to gain intelligence on a political rival which resulted in a very public trial broadcast on every network. We all knew Nixon was guilty. Only a pardon by Gerald Ford saved him.

We've always had conflict in America. 

In 1967, the US dollar was still backed by gold and worth a dollar. We had the strongest currency on the planet. Mothers did not work. Our fathers worked. Mom stayed home and raised the kids. We had two parent families and single parent households were uncommon. This meant supervised and disciplined children. We weren't free to roam the city or get recruited by the Crips. People had good jobs, many of them union jobs. You didn't need a college degree to land a decent job or raise a family.

We went to church which as kids we all disliked. We weren't given a choice. We went to church as a family. Good things came out of those church days. We learned how to dress up, wear ties and tie knots, and shine shoes. We went to Sunday school, had confirmation or catechism, and we were taught the difference between right and wrong. We were given the tools to act fairly, morally correct, and we tried to be decent to others.

That didn't mean it always went that way.

A very bunch of bad things began to unfold in the 70's that would have dramatic and ill effects on America in the decades to come. 

Financing the Vietnam War created huge deficits and destroyed our currency. Although America had been warned by former President Eisenhower in 1961 about the dangers of the military industrial complex- American politicians plowed ahead with the Vietnam War anyway. Military contractors became rich, America lost 55,000 lives, Congress and President Nixon continued to heap on debt. By 1971, Nixon was forced to close the gold window and refused to honor US debt holders' demands for repayment in gold. This started the decline of the dollar, gas shortages, rampant inflation, and a horrible recession that lasted throughout the 70's. 

What happened over the course of those 50 years was like a slow moving train wreck. 

As the dollar continued it's steep decline, government began to raise taxes. American families were hit with a double whammy. High inflation, higher interest rates, and high tax bills. Mothers went to work to help triage the damage our government was inflicting.

The family unit, the one with two parents, began to crumble in the 80's. Divorce rates shot up, and the rise of one parent households complete with unsupervised children began to emerge in earnest.

Unions were busted in the era of Reaganomics and the 80's. Deficit spending began in earnest. American businesses, always in search of the cheapest labor, began hiring illegal aliens by the millions which kept a lid on labor costs.

By the 90's we were in bad shape. Ross Perot warned of the dangers of free trade agreements and how those agreements would cost millions of good paying jobs. His message, perhaps understated, was never taken seriously. One parent households with latch key kids were becoming normal. Inner city kids, many unsupervised, began selling dope and shooting each other. Crime rates skyrocketed and mass shootings emerged.

Oddly and sadly, Christianity began to decline. The morals and values taught to kids at church and Sunday school were in decline as well. Schools quit teaching civics classes. 

By 2000, all of the financial safeguards put into place during the great depression had been removed and just 8 years later we had another banker led depression papered over by bribe taking politicians. This time it was called the "great recession" as though it were an improvement upon the first one.

The American people were then subjected to full blown socialism. We were no longer given the freedom to choose our healthcare- our government would do it for us. They would fine us and demand payment for people who couldn't afford it. We stood in awe as our Supreme Court sided with a bill that hadn't even been read by the Congress which passed it. 

By then, somewhere around 2010, our country become cynical. The rule of law had been destroyed at the altar of nanny government. Laws no longer applied to the politically connected or wealthy- they only applied to the easily convicted working class. Now the race wars began to emerge, distractions from what was really happening in America. The same old haves sticking it to the have nots. A few thousand years of this and yet, people still forget.

The hollowing out and summary execution of the American middle class by the political aristocracy was a foregone conclusion. Invent a tax code which the aristocracy can use to avoid paying taxes- a tax code that essentially eliminates any deductions for the middle class except a nominal personal exemption and eliminate any other deductions for medical care, property and state taxes. That way you can force the middle class to pay for the free rent, the subsidized housing loans, the free healthcare, the free food, and all the other government assistance the poor can consume. 

It's a great plan. The rich can evade the burden of paying for the needs of the poor by screwing over the middle class and getting them to foot the bill for the poor. All the American aristocracy has to do is make sure their Congressional friends remain in office forever through any combination of campaign re-election contributions, corporate contributions, pay to play charitable write offs, backdoor promises and jobs (like Chelsea Clinton's 600k job at NBC in 2011) or any other form of bribery detected or not.

After using the American system of capitalism to achieve vast riches, the American aristocracy can then claim that they are in fact, charitable liberals who care about the welfare of all different races, LGBTQ folks, and the poor. The Giving Pledge and all that other horse shit invented by the aristocracy to make them look like nice people.  

The truth of the matter is quite simply the poor have been lulled into wasting their lives with cradle to grave assistance. The apathetic (I don't pay attention to all that bullshit) middle class have been used to pay for all that charity and plunged actual taxpayers like myself into a debt cesspool we can never escape. The aristocracy and corporate America, with their paid for politicians and Supreme Court shills, have us by the balls.

I cannot think of a better illustration than my own personal experience.

This past winter the IRS sent me a bill for 189 dollars. Although I've been retired for 10 years and I've always paid my taxes on the due date- apparently now our IRS masters have decided that we must pay in advance of the due date. If we do not, they levy a fine without any sort of due process or notification and send it to you. 

I actually used an online calculator to calculate what percentage 189 dollars would be when divided into our 28 trillion dollar debt. The answer was well over 150 decimal places. 

My tax rate is right at 20% of my gross income. Billionaire Warren Buffet paid less than 1% in taxes last year.

The beauty of 50 years worth of bad decisions is that our government and corporate overlords are running out of time. They will soon find themselves with an incurable debt level, horrid inflation, a collapsing currency, and a president with dementia. The overlords will demand more and the minions, like Atlas, will merely shrug. 

My prediction? Within 18 months but probably sooner.







 












Thursday, March 11, 2021

How I Became a Conservative

 Like many of you, I spent most of my life busy making a living or raising a family. I didn't really care about politics. Politics never effected me directly, not in any adverse way. Nobody was trying to steal my gun rights or health care. 

I grew up in the most democratic town in America. The birthing place of unions. Butte, Montana. It was there that I learned to hate evil corporations, greedy robber barons, and people willing to destroy the earth to such an extent- that Butte, Montana is still the number one Superfund cleanup scene in America. Butte owns the Berkeley Pit. A mile deep open pit mine filled with the most acidic water on the planet.

It's pretty easy to be a democrat in Butte. I once saw a picture of a very small vacant room with a table and four chairs where the caption read, "Butte's GOP Headquarters."  They practically baptize you democrat in Butte. That's the way it was back then. My friends were the sons of miners. So I understand my democrat friends from Butte who still cling to the old ways. Some are very loyal.

When I arrived in college, I was surrounded by more liberals and liberal teachers. I didn't need the additional indoctrination. I arrived there pre-packaged.

So I began the working years of my life with an environmental protection lean and little else. I had been raised Catholic/Lutheran, I had plenty of guns, I thought the evil rich guys all voted Republican. I voted every four years like clockwork. Then a series of events woke me up and changed my mind about liberals and democrats forever. I began my law enforcement career in '83.

One of the areas we patrolled heavily was subsidized housing. We received maybe as much as 60% of our police calls- from 4 or 5 large apartment complexes- scattered all over town. The people in subsidized or free housing really never seemed to leave those places. In addition to housing, many residents received food stamps, subsidized utilities, and some form of medicare and/or disability. Welfare some of it essential- some not.

There were two sad truths about places like that. Our society needs places like that because there is a substantial number of people who cannot function on their own in any kind of normal life where you keep a job long enough to get out. It's a place where bad luck, poor decisions, and directionless people wind up. The mentally ill are there. Illegal aliens are there. Profoundly disadvantaged people are there. The drug and alcohol addicted are there. In the river of life, this is the backwater. 

Our culture doesn't have a solution for the people who live there. They aren't ever going to get out, not for long anyway, and I've never seen that as a political issue. It's a societal issue, a humanitarian issue that exists and it is so large that parsing individuals out and attaching blame to them is useless and mean spirited. Telling someone they are stupid and hoping that will make them better- well that's my definition of crazy.

So we need a place for the disadvantaged to live. That's just the way it is. Politicizing that despair is shameful.

Time and time again, I was exposed to the wealthy elite. I am talking serious money from 100's of millions to billions. Some of these super wealthy people are actually pretty decent folks. Some are complete snobs. But something strange happens to them. Despite the fact that they all tend to arrive at their lofty stations in life by the means of capitalism- many then renounce it. They become justice warriors, socialists, fitness and green energy proponents, they believe in climate "change" and none of them are particularly Christian. Some are outright atheists. And these super wealthy people were almost all- card carrying democrats. 

These rich people were not the hated, corporate Republicans of my youth. They were robber barons pretending to be liberals. People who used the capitalistic model to carve wealth from others and then suddenly proclaimed to the world how loving and decent they were. They love all races, the three genders, gays, straight, and the downtrodden. 

These people began believing their own bullshit. Surrounding themselves with people who have kissed their asses most of their lives- they actually begin believing that they are these wonderful, intelligent, special people. Bill Gates is a wonderful example of this save the world nonsense. Warren Buffett is not far behind.

I began to examine these people and realized that I don't have anything in common with them. In fact, I learned to dislike them quite a bit.

I was transitioning out and didn't realize it. Then one day at work it hit me. I will never forget it. Before the staff meeting that morning, the Mayor was lamenting how much he would have accomplished if he could simply get the city's department heads on board. He was near the end of his term. City department heads were roadblocking every project and making it difficult for him to achieve anything. His goals had always been simple. Expand business in our city by making it attractive. Keep workers in our town.

That morning I listened differently. Not as a department head mind you, I listened like a conservative person trying to help the Mayor advance his pro business agenda. It was remarkable listening to this small "swamp" collectively roadblock every idea that be brought up. It suddenly hit me. He was a pro business, conservative man surrounded by liberal statists.  These were people that wanted laws and regulations for everything from dog poop on the local bike path, to light "trespass" on adjacent property at night, to cars idling during the winter months. This was the shit the statists were concerned with. Of the twelve or so department heads at each meeting, I knew at least nine were card carrying, regulation loving, liberals. When I think of insanely dysfunctional groups- I simply cannot render a version worse than that group of city staffers. I was one of them. I found myself opposing them at nearly every turn. I slowly began to realize that every value I held from my oath of office to my fact based belief system was conservative. 

It was at one of those meetings, the dog poop on the bike path ordinance meeting, when it happened. I snapped. I pictured cops hiding in the weeds, taking photos for evidence, just waiting for Mrs. Anderson's black lab to poop on the bike path. If she ignored the poop, became a scofflaw, we would spring into action. Gather the poop as evidence. I wondered, would this be an arrestable offense? Gawd the whole thing was so idiotic.

That's when it happened. Somebody asked me about the ordinance and I told them the unvarnished truth from my perspective. I had no interest in enforcing that law nor would I be detailing any specialized patrols to the bike path. That level of un cooperative truthfulness set me on the path to not being a "team player." That was the moment when I realized I was conservative. Not because I was raised that way or indoctrinated in the liberal arts building. I evolved that way because it's the only thing that made sense to me. 

That was some 20 years ago. The year after 9/11. The day before the one year anniversary of that dark day. 

Since then I have witnessed virtually every level of liberal insanity from the millions spent on wolf re-introduction at the state level to the federal government hijacking healthcare to bail out soon to be bankrupt health care companies during the 2008 fiscal crisis. A fiscal crisis the democrats under Clinton caused. Today, Joe Biden and the democrats signed the covid relief act. Most people won't see the 350 billion the democrats are sending to all of the democratic states who have wasted tax dollars so badly- they can't fund their budgets and retirement systems. Another bailout. First the banks, then the health insurers, now the bankrupt pension plans in liberal states. https://www.westernjournal.com/democrats-sneaked-86b-failing-union-pensions-supposed-covid-relief-bill/

Today I am grateful for what I have. My goal is to try and keep the liberals from taking it.




Sunday, March 7, 2021

Deficits for Dummies

 

Each year the Federal Government spends far more money than it takes in through individual and corporate taxes. We call that a yearly deficit. That deficit then gets added to the existing debt or deficits from previous years.

With the passage of the Biden "stimulus" plan (which is essentially just another pork barrel bill providing tax largesse to corporations and other countries) I thought I'd try to explain the level of indebtedness we are in and try to keep it simple and understandable.

Our current federal tax receipts for 2019 are 3.46 trillion. Tax receipts are normally estimated higher for each forthcoming year- unless of course you have a covid pandemic where 1/2 of the country shuts down. So the projections on this table, the one I used for this piece, simply aren't going to happen. Thus I am using 3.46 trillion as the amount of Federal tax taken in  2019. https://www.thebalance.com/current-u-s-federal-government-tax-revenue-3305762

We will add the 1.9 trillion dollar stimulus plan to the outstanding debt on the US debt clock to arrive at a figure of 30 trillion in debt. https://usdebtclock.org/ I'd like to direct your attention to the last line on the debt clock. From left to right. As I write this..

We owe another 54 trillion in social security and medicare costs for a grand total of 84 trillion.

We owe another 3.5 trillion in state and local debt. I am going to round this up to 88 trillion dollars because the debt continues to compound and I don't think the GDP went up, nor did tax revenue during the pandemic. Not to mention the cost of all those vaccinations. (who do you think pays for those?)

All debt is serviced essentially through the issuance of bonds. In the USA, half of our debt is financed with 30 year treasury notes. The other 50% is financed with bonds with shorter maturities. This means that half of the debt is continually refinanced. We make interest payments on this debt. That is one of the reasons why interest rates are never going to go substantially up. We couldn't service the debt. Can you imagine paying 5% interest on 88 trillion? That is 4.4 trillion or about one trillion more that the Federal Government takes in each year in taxes. That's why the Federal Reserve must step in with any one or several of their cost containment programs. The yield cost containment curve or YCC is going to be their next move- they will stop the yield ascent of the 10 year treasury.

It's like a child plugging holes in the leaking wall of a dam. As the water (debt) rises the pressure on the dam wall increases. Eventually the water begins to crumble the wall or go over the top. Either way, the debt tsunami cometh.

Ok. So let's use a ratio you can understand. We owe about 25 times what we take in each year. (88 trillion divided by 3.46 trillion in revenue)

Thus if you were an average wage earner in the US making 40 grand a year- you'd be able to accumulate 1 million dollars in debt if we were to use this government standard.

Could you make the payments on a million dollars in debt? With zero interest on half?

If you had a zero interest loan for 500k over 30 years- your payment would be 1389 a month. 

If we added the other 500k in debt at a revolving rate of 3% over 30 years- your payment would be another 2108 a mo.

Thus your two payments on your 1 million in debt would cost you 3500 a mo. You would fall 2000 dollars short of annual gross income. You could not buy gas, food, clothing, utilities, repairs, insurance, property taxes, or anything else. In short, you are bankrupt.

The USA is also bankrupt. The only difference of course is that the US government can defer their debt through a number of measures not available to the common taxpayer. How long can they extend and pretend we are solvent? It's an interesting question that nobody has been able to answer. We are all going to feel the pain as they try and tax the shit out of us and steal our property in the process.

One last item which I have found to be universally true. 

The liberal mind always thinks the solution to debt is more taxes. They just want everyone else to pay them.

The conservative mind thinks we have a spending problem. 

In the end, it simply doesn't matter who is right or wrong. The dam is bursting and all of the crying, finger pointing, and blame that is American politics- can't fix what's coming. It's too late. We are either going to default on our debt- or use the historical custom of trying to inflate the debt away by the issuance of more money. And we are going to feel this pain. Because of our apathy, we probably deserve every little bit of what's coming. Buy land, stockpile goods and prescription drugs, buy precious metals and ammo. What's coming is unprecedented. The issue is when.

Like Yogi Berra says..."Predicting is hard, especially about the future." Indeed it is.





 




Sunday, February 7, 2021

Let's Rig the 2024 Election!

 The election fraud of 2020 is never going to go away. More and more substantiated proof accumulates each day and over 1000 sworn affidavits of fraud and questionable conduct have been ignored by officials and the courts. These are from people like you and I.

I don't think I have ever seen anything like this since JFK was killed and they spent years trying to convince us that some lone, single, communist assassin loser killed the president.

Kennedy was shot from the front and side. That can be seen on the Zapruder film. I don't need some bullshit Warren Commission to tell me what anyone with warm blood and half a brain can see for themselves. Despite Zapruder's film our government, Johnson's government, still managed to convince a gullible America that some half assed communist was responsible. They went to HUGE lengths to convince us of that.

The cover up that followed was the single greatest fraud ever foisted on a naive American public. It would take nearly 60 years for yet another great fraud of the same magnitude to emerge in America. The 2020 election of Joe Biden certainly meets that criteria. Again, we have film and evidence.

For any crime to occur, there must be motive and opportunity. This is law enforcement 101. Let's examine briefly then, motive and opportunity.

President Trump was well hated on many fronts. The Chinese hated him for his tariffs and sanctions. Many of the middle east countries hated Trump for his pro Israel protections. Trump also wanted to restore order on our southern border- another slave labor pool- spilling across unprotected space. Trump was hated by the liberal media, it's members and by extension- the white oligarchy who own and run media. You simply can't ridicule and demean your President without repercussion unless of course you know well in advance- that your boss feels the same way. The new age robber barons, the Zuckerbergs (Zuckerberg "donated" 300 million to secure democrat votes in Georgia) and the Dorseys of the world (who see fit to ban people from Twitter with some arbitrary excuse) There are a lot of companies doing business with China which also hate Trump. We also have the cowards of the GOP, the election and propaganda ministers of the DNC, and the Free Shit Army promised handouts by Joe.

So clearly we have plenty of motive. We can see who benefits. Now what about opportunity?

We have an election. Untold millions want Trump removed. Under the cover of a covid 19 scare- officials set about the task of "protecting" the voting public by mail in ballots, absentee ballots, ballot  harvesting, anonymous drop boxes, and votes counted after the deadline. Web connected and hacked counting machines. Strange mathematical anomalies favoring Biden- all in the wee hours of the morning.

It begs the question. Did China release this virus on purpose to destroy Trump and rig his removal from office? It seems plausible. The timing is unquestionably coincidental. I see a wisp of smoke.

The larger question, the 64,000 dollar question, is why didn't anyone conduct an actual forensic examination of voting irregularities? That's how we determine truth in America. The short answer is- the owners of this country didn't want an investigation. They wanted Trump out and stealing this election was something they rationalized and justified. Cheating is acceptable if they get the desired result. China wins, the media wins, the corporate ownership seeking slave labor wins, the free shit army wins. The winners get richer, you get poorer.  

But America loses. So if these are the new rules, let's just get rid of actual results altogether and determine the winner by which ever side can cheat most effectively. Let's quit pretending. 

We will find some conservative hackers and use those Chinese owned voting machines that flip votes, we will banish DNC poll watchers from polling places, we will hire people to fill out ballots and transport them in the dead of night, we will promise all voters 5000 dollars a piece if they vote for our candidate, maybe 20 bucks an hour minimum wage, and maybe we will ask China to cook up another virus in that Wuhan lab and let er fly in late 2023. Instead of old conservative voters, the new virus will attack young mouthy voters. We will make sure that we ridicule and harass anyone that opposes us. We can have a big nationwide power outage for a couple weeks after the election and render the media more useless than they already are. By the time the lights come back on, we'll have a new President. Voila!!

Quid pro quo. What's not to like?








Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Twitter: A Platform Where Cowards Call the Shots

 Wow. Two blogs in a week. You'd think I was retired with not much to do.

I've had this blog for 12 years. The only comments I've ever deleted, other than spammers, were three assholes that came in to say nasty things. I have always valued a person's right to free speech and quite honestly, if you write some garbage, then people should be entitled to comment appropriately. It seems only fair.

The first blog I was ever booted from was "naked capitalism" maybe 6 years ago. I had the audacity of questioning the author's conclusions (Susan Webber) about Modern Monetary Theory or MMT. Not only did she ridicule what I had to say, she ridiculed me. I instantly recognized that nasty sort of attack as the modus operandi of a liberal. Liberals aren't interested in any opinion that contradicts their own opinions. Liberals say stupid shit- like they believe in "unity" and "tolerance" yet they do not. You must toe their party line. Despite the fact that communications law expressly allows dissenting commenters and gives immunity to hosting platforms- we are seeing an absolute explosion of websites which are disabling and restricting comment sections. Yahoo was the first to disable comments. Some sites only allow commenters to comment if they have paid for a subscription. Facebook employs an army of "fact checkers" who apparently have determined that our recent presidential election was fair and allegations of fraud are baseless- primarily because their guy won. The fact that no credible investigation was ever conducted to determine the actual truth of the matter- well they aren't going to let truth get in the way of their opinions.  

They claim of course, their advertisers are demanding they clean up their comments. That's a problem when you have whored yourself out for money. You know what I'd tell an advertiser? These are my rules. You want to advertise here, accept my rules or beat it. If you have this fantastic, kick ass website then you can make the rules not your advertisers. That's why quite honestly, I think it's all just an excuse. The real truth is that the website owner doesn't like the content of the comments or it doesn't agree with their brand of politics. So that's the excuse they use. 

Here's the deal. If you are going to run your website like the Third Reich- then at least have the decency to post your rules. Don't be a pussy and modify the rules as you go, arbitrarily bouncing good comments and commenters because they hurt your feelings. If all that confrontational stuff bothers you, there is always gardening. Which brings me to Twitter. As you know, President Trump used Twitter and now that he has lost his influence on that platform, Twitter has erased him. That act of cowardice, censoring opinions contrary to your own, should tell you all you need to know about Twitter.

Today, I cut this out of a nationally syndicated article:

Twitter has permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell’s account after he continued to perpetuate the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Twitter decided to ban Lindell, who founded bedding company My Pillow, due to “repeated violations” of its civic integrity policy, a spokesperson said in a statement. The policy was implemented last September and is targeted at fighting disinformation.

It was not immediately clear which posts by Lindell on Twitter triggered the suspension of his account.

Lindell, a Trump supporter, has continued to insist that the presidential election was rigged even after U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has begun.

Major retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s have said that they would stop carrying My Pillow’s products, Lindell previously said.

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Perpetuate a baseless claim?? That's seems like an awfully rich conclusion where no inquiry or investigation was allowed to take place.  

Lindell had "repeated violations" of Twitter's "civic integrity policy" which is code for made up corporate bullshit and of course, they don't identify any of those specific, horrific tweets that kept them up at night.

Lindell, a Trump supporter believes the election was rigged. Unbelievably he still believes this even AFTER JOE BIDEN'S ADMINISTRATION HAS BEGUN! Who writes this shit? Do our opinions have expiration dates now? Are we required to change our minds about what happened- ya know like forgetting about Seth Rich, Brian Terry, or Benghazi now that the Obama regime has departed?

At any rate, Twitter permanently banned Lindell for the heinous crime of having an opinion. Lindell you might have noted- lost business to two huge retailers. This tells me he has courage and a pair of balls- unlike the Twitter platform and their CEO. So Lindell gets erased and...

I have the same problem here. Google and the flamers that own this outfit could kick me off anytime they wanted to. I know they have booted a few already. I simply don't generate the hits or the ad revenue for them to notice or worry about. I am a small fry relegated to the backwaters of writers who write for free because I can't sell what I write.

That might be but I don't write for money. I don't write for hits, or ego, or ad revenue. I write because I love to write. I am here just trying to spark a little brushfire here or there in the few readers that still drop by once in awhile. I value integrity, fair play, and courage. Those aren't novelties that will go away despite the cowardice of CEO's who see fit to censor users or delete them for no other reason that they are offended by a few words or an opinion or it seems fashionable to get rid of them. Twitter is a platform I simply can't use because I see myself condoning their behavior by doing so. I can't condone arbitrary rules, censorship, and the rest of that childish behavior and nastiness. I don't care how you justify it. 

If Twitter is going to abandon all sense of fair play and dump users for having the audacity of having opinions contrary to their own- then I have to ask the question. Why would you subject yourself to being erased? When will it be your turn? 

So yea, Twitter ain't on my list of must haves. Unlike Twitter, I've only got one rule. You'll see that rule anytime you open a comment box here. It's at the top. I streamlined it many years ago and it has worked for all but three people. Not too shabby.












Saturday, January 23, 2021

Let's Impeach Obama!

 The democrats, vindictive little cowards, just can't accept victory. Not only do they cheat their way into an election day win but they have been very successful at stopping credible investigation into any number of innovative cheating methods.

So now the democrats want to try and impeach a former President. This is some rich shit. It begs the question. If Trump is eligible for impeachment after leaving office- can we impeach Barack Obama? Can we finish off Bill Clinton? Can we impeach a few dead ones?

So you've seen the obvious question next. What statute of limitations exists that would prevent this? I can't find one.

Let me present my case. Hypothetical of course. 

Suppose an American President scrubbed all evidence of his foreign past. All of it was done before he actually runs for office. You have to scrub it all or parts will remain exposed. You start with your 17 year old mother who sleeps with any number of men yet identifies one of them as your father. You are raised in a foreign country with a different father. You are raised Muslim but never mention it. You have a different name but never mention it. You have an Indonesian passport which goes missing. Your advanced college degrees were likely financed by foreign scholarships yet those cannot be identified. Even your master's thesis is lost.

The cop that was me- fantasizes about snagging one of your used cigarette butts and then submitting that DNA into a database. It would be entirely possible to prove who sired our 44th President. Wouldn't that be some shit?

Could we just polygraph presidents when they are done? Ask them if they ever had girlfriends in college or where they were on Sept 11, 2012 during the evening? We have well documented case law in the U.S. that states public employees have no right to lie. 

If we can prove any number of lies, it would be impeachable.

It would however, require an investigation and we certainly understand that democrats find investigations repugnant and distasteful- unless of course they are investigating mysterious Russians or duly elected Presidents who toppled their crooked offering. Like Trump did.

Now I'm gonna drop the F bomb here because I want to. It is necessary. If you don't like that- start your own blog.

The absolute antithesis to Barack Obama is Donald Trump. They are such polar opposites that the only thing they have in common is warm blood. However, they are both presidents. This means they are impeachable under the new rules. (Btw, nobody really knows what the rules are. Like most legislation now days, nobody bothers reading anymore. Politicians rely on word of mouth and lobbyists to tell them how to vote.) Now the new rules are all subjective based on which lawyers in Congress do the most effective talking. Even if they fuck that up, which seems inevitable, we have even more lawyers on SCOTUS to further fuck things up. The precedents for all this mass confusion, buggery, and fuckery were the Citizens United ruling along with the Affordable Care Act.

So we know they are fully capable of screwing this pooch.

The point of all of this is that absolutely nobody knows what the fuck they are doing in Congress or what they are trying to achieve- but not knowing what the hell they are doing has never stopped them from doing stupid things or letting common sense intercede. That's how we got Obamacare.

Even Reader's Digest can't figure it out, however their writer concedes that there is no law that prevents an impeached President from running again if eligible in all other respects. https://www.rd.com/article/impeach-after-term-over/

That means the democrats would achieve absolutely nothing which is certainly preferable to those moments when they actually achieve something. 

So if the democrats, having rigged an election- don't have the common sense or the decency to let things be then I say- let's just impeach every ex President that we can. Even the dead ones. Sayonara Obama. Arrividerci' Bill Clinton. Adios FDR. 

Even JFK. Kennedy once said those that make peaceful negotiation impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. 

Surely that is inciting treason under the new rules. 

 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Nancy Gets Her Beachhead

Several years ago now, I was introduced to the idea of a political beachhead. A beachhead is an established and somewhat safe landing area on a beach through which an attacking army can move troops and equipment. 

My introduction to that concept began while talking to a community organizer in the pre-lottery days (1980's) of Idaho. My organizer friend explained that although most people do not care for gambling he believed lottery officials would be able to sell state legislators on the idea that they would skim some of the profits from the lottery and return it to the state in the form of education costs for children and schools. States would also reap the windfall benefits of taxing lottery winners. The only losers would be the people playing the lottery. 

So the lottery officials established a beachhead by promising a little payola to the states. Since states and their politicians are always looking for new revenue sources, the lottery became an easy sell. We are now seeing the same beachhead being established for medical marijuana sales. Soon enough, marijuana for recreational use will be the norm and not the exception in most states.

Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and other members of the Uni-Party have been desperately trying to establish a beachhead with respect to their hated rival, Donald Trump. They've been trying to land on that anti-Trump beach for four years and they have been repelled. They've tried Russian election hoaxes, personal attacks and ridicule, impeachment proceedings, and even a Chinese manufactured pandemic as source material for getting rid of President Trump. They were never able to establish a beachhead until January 6, 2020.

On January 6, pro Trump supporters gathered in Washington D.C. to support President Trump. Trump had established credible evidence of voting irregularities in several swing states. These states had manipulated their voting processes to such a degree that it enabled widespread cheating. I could run those processes down state by state, but it is not necessary for practical purposes here. As Trump enumerated those states and their practices to his irritated followers, the crowd grew angry. In a bid to observe or interrupt electors gathered to confirm the electoral college vote, the angry crowd stormed the capitol building. An unarmed woman was shot and killed. A capitol police officer died of injuries he received in the melee' and a few others were reportedly killed. Proceedings were interrupted for six hours, the capitol building was damaged. 

There it was. The beachhead. After four long years, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and all of the other members of the UniParty had finally found a safe place to land on Trump's well defended beach. Even Twitter, now seeing which side was winning, mustered the courage to suspend Trump's account.

With only two weeks remaining in his term, Pelosi, Schumer, and other members of the UniParty have to act fast. Anyone defending President Trump at this point will be hailed as an obvious idiot. There will be no mercy shown, no letting the clock run down. Will they try to fast track an impeachment in eleven days? I think they will. Impeachment may prevent Trump from running again.

Establishing this last beachhead reveals quite a bit about nasty human behavior. We are governed by classless, self serving, and vindictive human beings. With a win well in hand, we'll see if these leaders of the UniParty reveal themselves even further or just spare us the drama.

They should tread lightly here. Obama's third term is about to start and the UniParty has been scrambling to cover up all that bribe money Hunter Biden scrounged up from the Ukraine and China and delivered to the "big guy." It's all right there on Hunter's laptop. You shouldn't leave that stuff laying around. Hunter like his father, ain't the sharpest spoon in the drawer.

It appears Biden now has a beach of his own to defend.




Thursday, January 7, 2021

Tesla Becomes World's Only Auto Maker....

 .....stock is up 40 bucks trading at 800 a share with a nosebleed p/e of 1500. 

Tesla has become the world's only automaker. It's founder and CEO, Elon Musk, has become the world's richest man.

The old legacy auto makers, as well as those 20 or so electric auto makers in China, have all apparently quit making vehicles.They have thrown in the towel. Instead of making cars, the old auto makers have simply purchased Tesla stock and gape at their astonishing returns each day. 

"Simply buying Tesla stock, while shuttering our factories and reducing our overhead to zero, has enabled us to become wildly profitable" said an anonymous source.

Based on the outstanding float, Tesla stock holders have now valued every Tesla vehicle coming off the assembly line this year at approx. 1.3 million per vehicle. 

Elon Musk issued another 5 billion worth of shares recently and rather than dilute the existing price, the stock has risen another 20%. Many industry insiders think that Musk should just keep issuing shares until the value of Tesla stock hits 1000.

With one foot in the grave, I've lived through some unbelievable bubbles and crashes. It's always different each time- that's what they tell investors. The market crashes of 2000 and 2008 had insane valuations on companies that never came to fruition. Those bubbles were blown by internet merchandising and then real estate in 2008.

You could call this bubble- "the everything bubble." It's the nuclear button. Here's how it works.

The Federal Reserve sends lending rates to all time lows. I can get a 30 year mortgage today for 2.37%. As the cost of mortgage borrowing becomes cheaper, the value of homes rise because now you qualify for a bigger loan so sellers just raise the price. It's essentially a wash sale between buying and selling especially if you stay within the same zip code.

As people cash out investments and real estate, M1 (demand deposits) begins to soar because nobody is making anything in savings accounts or CD's. So capital just sits in those M1 holding pens until it is redeployed. Thus the only path for all this excess capital is back into equities, bonds, and other hybrid investments like index funds and exchange traded funds. Some excess capital flows into foreign markets, real estate, precious metals, and even crypto currencies as every investor chases some sort of return. Federal, state, and other retirement funds have the same dilemma. They must chase return where ever they can find it. Which brings us back to equities like Tesla and Amazon- wildly valued v any metric or yardstick I can find.

So here's the dilemma. Do you get out and watch markets rise another year and lose out on potential gains, do you short markets hoping to catch the cliff dive, or do you cash out and stay safe?

Currently I am cashed out and safe. 

Remember the tulip bulb craze in Holland? Everyone was speculating on tulip bulbs, driving prices to insane levels, hoping to get rich and dump the investments on greater fools. 

That's where I think Tesla is. I also think that's where bitcoin is. I don't know when prices finally collapse but a lot of warning signs are flashing. I'm not worried about missing a few more months of gains. I accept that I ain't Nostradamus.

Tesla be damned.



Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Biden Bribes Georgia with Stimulus, and Voila!

Just bribe the voters with 2000 dollar stimulus checks if the democrats win and suddenly millions of Georgia voters have a reason to vote. President Trump didn't help matters either with his non stop threats and criticisms- justified or not.

The Georgia run off elections for Senate last night have both gone to the democrats. I cannot envision a worse scenario for the country.

Chuck Schumer will become the senate majority leader. The 80 year old drunk, Nancy Pelosi, will be speaker of the house. Our new Vice President has been scored as the most liberal voting Senator in either house, and our new President has taken bribes from the Ukraine and China via his crack smoking son.

Here's the good news. The markets today are pricing in new stimulus packages from these morons. Our debt levels will soon crack 30 trillion. With tax proceeds generously rounded up to 5 trillion per year we will have a debt to income ratio of approx. 600%. 

For most of us, 70% debt to income ratios require bankruptcy proceedings. We could never achieve levels of 600% debt levels because nobody would lend us one thin dime.

We will soon enter the closing act of a play that began in earnest in 2008. 

Secretly, I've wanted this for many years. There is simply no other way of restructuring this mess we've gotten ourselves into. We've elected these assholes, given them unlimited terms with which to elicit corporate and banking bribes via lobbyists, and now they will furiously line their own pockets. Markets will go supernova as the dollar loses value. Servicing 30 trillion dollar debt interest at current rates will cost Americans about 800 billion a year. The liberals will then think they can re-invent the wheel. They'll try some stupid shit like Modern Monetary Theory- only to find out that they theory may have worked at zero debt levels but does not account for the 30 trillion dollar debt levels we already have. Then they'll try taxing us in earnest- while trying to install medicare for all type programs. In the end, they'll simply try to inflate away the debt but that will fail also. 

Our currency will lose reserve status and China will announce they have secured enough gold to back the yuan. 

Our only hope will be to call a convention of states to address this pending disaster but I don't think anyone has the courage to do this. I wrote about it recently.

So the good news is that we can finally get this over with and start new again. I honestly didn't think I'd see it in the next 20 years or so but I think there is now a chance to see a dollar collapse in the next 5 years.

I believe that in the coming months and years- everything will be up for grabs. State pensions, social security, a dollar collapse. The things you take for granted may not exist at all- just a simple legislative vote here and there and your income may vanish. States like Illinois and California are already staring into that abyss.

It's time to start preparing. Last night I was looking at .223 ammunition on line that cost me 6.99 for 20 rounds. It is now 35.99. That's a 500% rise in just a couple of years.

I loved seeing everyone expressing how much they hated the year 2020 as though things were bound to get better in 2021. Unless they don't.