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TAKING RISKS

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

My entire life I’ve taken risks, and I mean one risk after another. For some reason, I’ve never been afraid to try something that looked exciting, interesting, fun, different or simply an adventure. I’ve been fishing in a dugout mahogany log canoe on the Congo River and nearly had my hand taken off by a bull shark, almost abducted for the purpose of robbery by some natives in Sierra Leone, ridden on Mussolini’s ski lift to the top of Vesuvius and went down inside to smell the poison gasses, so many adventures, so many places and people and some of them I’d go to jail for if I talked about them.

Most of it was glorious, and some of it was painful. Some of it has left me with permanent injury. There are some things I’d change if I could, we all have things we’d like to do over again differently, but I don’t regret my life. It’s been incredible and I would never have all the great memories I have if I hadn’t been willing to take risks.

I’ve never been a gambler, gambling is something wholly different, and stupid as far as I’m concerned. For me, anyway. Some people make a very good living at it, by being able to memorize cards played or knowing the fine details of all the horses in a race, and so forth, but that’s never had an appeal to me. I like to take chances, not bet on sure things, and while I never minded taking a chance on my life, because I always expected to win, taking a chance with money is pretty much the same as throwing it away.

Not everyone is well suited for risk taking, you have to be quick in thought and action, you need good reflexes and physical strength. Like that song about gambling, know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em. You also need to know when you just might be going too far. Caution is the greater part of valor, it’s the stupid people who win all the Darwin awards posthumously.

But, if you want to be able to look back on your life when you get old and be able to laugh at all the things you’ve done, then you need to do memorable things. Otherwise, when one day is just like the next, you won’t remember any of it. So take risks, who knows, you might even survive them. I have.

THE TRANSGENDER MYTH. SCIENCE FIGHTS BACK.

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The following is taken from a posting on Breitbart.

A noted Princeton University professor has attacked the very notion of transgenderism, saying that the belief “that a woman can be trapped inside a man’s body” is ludicrous and superstitious, with no basis in medical fact. His statement follows a statement by the American College of Pediatricians, which argued forcefully against encouraging young people to question their own biological sexuality.

“A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking,” the doctors stated. “When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such.”

The pediatricians noted that children who think they are a different gender than they are suffer from a recognized mental disorder called “gender dysphoria.”

The letter from the Obama administration treats gender dysphoria as if it were a healthy, rather than pathological, mental condition.

Excerpt from Obama’s threatening letter: “Transgender describes those individuals whose gender identity is different from the sex they were assigned at birth. A transgender male is someone who identifies as male but was assigned the sex of female at birth; a transgender female is someone who identifies as female but was assigned the sex of male at birth,” the letter asserts.

Though preceding the Obama edict by nearly two months, the Pediatricians’ statement reads like a direct response to the unprecedented measure:

“Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to ‘gender clinics’ where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs,” the physicians warned.

“Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse,” they concluded.

IT’S CARNIVALE

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

What fun this is, I couldn’t help it, I set the Beatles “For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite” on loop play for background music while I type. Our Presidential election has never been more entertaining, not ever!
During past such elections, the nominating process of both parties has always been a bit rough, with accusations, snide asides, innuendos, every hopeful had their personal histories exposed and laid bare, and sometimes a real scandal would not just end the effort for the nomination but the political career itself. John Edwards, a former U.S. Senator, comes to mind right off for his sex affair and felony prosecutions. He avoided prison but his run for the Presidency was over.

We normally have regular politicians who vie with each other within their parties for the nomination, Governors, Senators, Representatives and this time’s been no different with one remarkable exception, Donald Trump. Out of a starting field of 17 hopefuls, he’s risen quickly to the top, followed by a Cuban-Canadian Senator and a Governor. Trump is a business tycoon and TV entertainer with a massive ego and a genius I.Q., who’s so totally politically INCORRECT that he says what we all know is the truth instead of the garbage spin lies we’ve been getting fed for years. With the result that everyone who’s sick and tired of what’s been happening to our country is galvanized in his support, and that’s the majority of us.

This man has exposed the corruption in our government so well and plainly that the rats are running for cover in all directions. The truth has set our politics on fire, we finally actually not only have someone who is honest and tells it like it is, but has the experience, knowledge and ability to set things right again and the Establishment, the political elite, are out to get him, to cheat him, steal votes, steal representatives, lie about him. The media’s bias has been so obvious that it’s almost comic, they’ve virtually created caricatures of themselves. What a circus.

The Cuban-Canadian may yet be found to be ineligible to be President, not a “Natural Born Citizen”, and he’s exposed himself as a liar and cheat. On a personal level, he gives me the creeps and I’m not alone in that. This guy has an ugly mind.

Meanwhile the Democrat Party, which has become as corrupt in it’s own way as the Republicans, has as its two vying candidates for their nomination a crazy looking, wild eyed and wild haired Marxist, Bernie Sanders, and a heartless, evil, power mad criminal, Hillary Clinton of “What difference does it make now?” fame when talking about our dead Benghazi ambassador. Hillary of the very illegal emails. Hillary whose husband masturbated Monica Lewinsky with a cigar while she gave him a blow job. That Hillary. Millions of Americans are nuts about her, love her, vote for her. Are we a circus or what?

The suspense just keeps growing. Will Trump gain enough delegates to win the nomination? Will the GOP Elitists block Trump from the nomination? Would he run as a third party candidate? Will Evil Cruz manage to steal more of Trumps delegates? Who will pull the next dirty trick and what will it be? Does Trump have some bombshells to drop on Ted Cruz? Who, where, what, when? Will they perform without a net? Will all the famous clowns be there? How many elephants will they have and will the lion tamer put on a show?

And “Lastly through a hogshead of real fire”. Carnivale.

WOW!! RUPERT MURDOCH ENDORSES DONALD TRUMP!! WOW!!

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Rupert Murdoch owns the New York Post newspaper, and the Post has fully endorsed Donald J. Trump for President. I never thought I’d see the day. I had noticed a softening of tone toward him in Fox News, also a Murdoch property, and thought that it was an effort to improve their ratings, which may still prove to be the reason. But I’d like to think that it’s because Murdoch is beginning to see the light. If you read the NY Post story, right here, it sure does sound like it.

Well, HAPPY DAY! Now maybe the total media onslaught against Trump will begin backing off and we, the American Public, will start to see some honest political reporting for a change. We certainly deserve it, and it’s way overdue.

IF I WERE A MUSLIM

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

If I were a Muslim I would keep my mouth shut about the Muslim terrorists, because I would be fully aware of the danger of saying anything against them. As a Muslim, I would know that all non-Muslims are The Infidel and my Koran and my Imam both taught me almost from birth that Infidels are like dirt to be walked on. My Imam taught me to never become close to any infidel, that I can pretend to be a friend but never truly be a friend, because only other Muslims are allowed to be my true friends.

The Imams teach us that to be Muslim is the most important thing in the world, and that Allah is the only true God. The Christians and Jews worship a different god that is not the true God. Only Allah, the God of Islam, is the true God. Allah tells us that we must do whatever is necessary to make all infidels accept and worship Allah, and depending on circumstances, we may tax them, called paying Jizyah, and proscribe them from any worship of their false god, or we can kill them.

If I were a Muslim, an average Muslim working at some average job, or maybe a profession, an accountant, nurse, doctor, construction foreman, I would prefer to continue to attend prayers at the mosque, raise my children, sleep with my wife, and not get involved in trying to force all the infidels to accept Islam. But I would always be at the mercy of the Imams and if my Imam wanted me to go blow myself up and told me that Allah would deny me Paradise and send me to fiery Hell instead if I didn’t do it, I might just do it. Because if I were a Muslim I would have been indoctrinated since birth in the authority of the Imams and the fear of Allah.

If I were a Muslim I would understand why other Muslims keep blowing themselves up and killing lots of innocent people. I’d know without asking that the Muslims who are doing this are true martyrs before Allah, who give their lives to bring everyone in the world to submit to Allah. I would understand that it is the prime directive of Islam that everyone must submit to Allah, and the only thing that really keeps me from joining the jihadists is my own laziness and fear, and love of an easy life.

If I were a Muslim whose parents and grandparents before them lived far away from Arab lands, I would practice a gentler form of Islam than those who live at the hearth of the founder of Mohammedanism, in the Arab states. But if I were an Arab Muslim, I would be taught hatred, blood-lust and murder from birth against not just infidels but any Muslim not of my sect, and by the time I was past puberty and wanting to be seen as a man, I would be willing to start killing people.

If I were any Muslim and I was told by any Imam to kill any person, and I did so, I would feel no guilt. This is because I would have obeyed my God Allah and the person I killed must have deserved it. If I were a Christian and I was told this, I would never believe it, and if I were a Jew and was told this, I would nod my head. The Jews have always known this and the Christians will never get it.

BLACKOUTS VERSUS RATINGS

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

There’s a very obvious blackout of Trump news coverage going on with Fox and the other subversive, Leftist media now. There was considerable commotion in Arizona today with fascist protesters blocking roads and highways in an attempt to prevent people from getting to Donald Trump’s rally, and almost no coverage of it whatever. None on Fox news and only a brief mention on CNN. Both of these reported on Cruz and Sanders, however.

CNN may maintain it’s ratings by only reporting on the Democrat candidates, but their ratings aren’t much, anyway. They’d be a lot higher if they gave more time to covering Trumps rallies, of course, and they must know this the same as Fox does. Fox’s ratings have to be dropping dramatically because the comments on their blogs have dropped off considerably. I spend a lot of time both reading what people say on the various media blogs as well as commenting, and the rate of speed of new comments is a sure sign of how many people are online there. Newsmax has been far slower than Fox, with CNN about in the middle, but now they’re all dragging. A week ago, you couldn’t type fast enough to leave a comment on a Fox story before your comment was buried under 10 new ones. Today you can comment all you like, you’re all alone, there’s nobody there.
Karma’s a bitch, isn’t it?

YES, AMERICA IS REALLY IN TROUBLE

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Two days ago a large group of billionaires and other Republican Establishment types gathered at Sea Island, Georgia to conspire on ways to sabotage Donald Trump’s election campaign. I wondered when we would start to see the results of their scheming and tonight we have seen at least one of their ideas put into practice. Tonight there was a huge rally for Donald Trump in Chicago, and right about the time he was getting ready to speak, thousands of professional protesters arrived who threatened violence, stormed the arena and utterly disrupted the rally. Read this latest on Breitbart.

Rather than see people get hurt, Mr. Trump canceled the rally. The many thousands of people who’d come to hear him, some who’d waited for up to 7 hours outside to get in, ended up going home, their Freedom of Speech rights overrun by a socialist mob. There were apparently a lot of Mexicans in the crowd, as there were a lot of Mexican flags being waved, and word is that Move On.Org had a big part in this. Move On.org supports Bernie Sanders, a Socialist, who obviously doesn’t support Free Speech for anyone except his own supporters, since he hasn’t had a single word to say against this anti-American behavior.

I know the mood of those of us who aren’t welfare-sucking Mexicans and gang-banging black youth, and that mood is outrage. What Move On.Org and the GOP henchmen have done is to inspire us to get even more behind Donald Trump. Assaults on our Freedoms are not going to make us vote for Hillary or Bernie, what the Hell are those people thinking?

I think I know what the plan was. They hoped it would turn into another violent riot like that mess in Ferguson, MO, that protesters would get killed, and the blame would be laid at the feet of Donald Trump. Instead, they were left with a horde of ugly, violent protesters trying to confront an even larger horde of peaceful Trump supporters and it was all on television for the world to see what was going on. By cancelling and walking away, Donald Trump did the right thing once again, he defused the situation and let the Move On.Org people show their true nature. In fact, he probably knew this was coming in advance and had already made preparations to leave quickly if it did.

There will be more attacks, more efforts to make the Trump campaign look evil, and I bet that the next one will be to plant saboteurs posing as Trump supporters inside his rallies, and have them attack and possibly kill some protesters. Again, I think Trump will be ahead of the game and prepared for this. One thing is for sure, this crap has only just started, and it’s going to get worse.

A FLY ON THE WALL

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

I’d love to be secretly listening to what Obama and Raul Castro say to each other when B. Hussein goes over to Cuba in March. We have that base there, Guantanamo, that we lease from the Cuban government, that both the Castros and Obama want to close. Not just the prison but the entire base.

We lease Gitmo “in perpetuity” from the Cuban government. For forever, as long as we keep paying the yearly rent of some $4000 as stipulated in the lease agreement. However, Gitmo was only supposed to be used as a refueling station for our warships, so building a prison there is probably a violation of the lease. Even so, the lease can’t be cancelled unless both parties, the U.S. and Cuba, agree to it.

So of course, Obama is going over there to try hatching some scheme with the Castro regime to close the base, so that no one here will know what’s discussed.

His “official” reason for the trip is to improve upon the utter lack of Cuban democracy, but how you make something better that doesn’t exist at all is a mystery to me. What’s much more likely is that he’s giving legitimacy to a repressive Communist dictatorship which will make things worse for the Cuban people instead of better. It’s for certain that this isn’t going to do a single thing to move Cuba toward democracy. The only way that will ever happen now is for a total collapse of the Cuban economy to occur, with the people starving in the streets and the police and soldiers abandoning their posts and marauding through the countryside for food. Total chaos and anarchy, and we would have to step in and restore order to protect our national interests, namely Guantanamo.

Obama’s up to no good on this little Cuban jaunt, and I sure would like to listen in.

ZIPPY THE PINHEAD

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Zippy the Pinhead was a comic book that ran for a few issues back around 1970, and featured a tall, skinny guy dressed in a clown suit, who was microcephalic, pin-headed. Mongoloid is another term for the condition. At the time it was pretty funny, but times have changed.

There’s a virus, called Zika virus, that’s spreading throughout South America like crazy and is starting to spread here, that causes this condition in the unborn. It’s carried by a mosquito, and pregnant women who are bitten by a Zika virus infected mosquito end up having pinheaded children.

The children are drooling idiots. They have shrunken brains that barely function, and they’re being born by the thousands right now, and there’s no vaccine against the disease. It doesn’t kill people, the symptoms are a lot like a bad case of the flu, but it causes Mongoloidism in babies.

The world needs to take note of what’s happening here. Zika used to be one of those extremely rare diseases. Why it’s out of control and rampant now, I don’t know, I haven’t researched it, but that’s not the point. The point is that there’s plenty of other rare diseases that can kill in a few days, and one or more of them could suddenly spread like wildfire just as Zika is doing, and kill off huge populations because there’s no vaccines for them. Those little Mongoloid babies are as good as dead, they’ll never grow up and have families of their own. The kind thing would be to suffocate them at birth.

Last year Ebola broke out in Africa and the entire world was alarmed at the speed of it’s spread. It was contained, but no one really knows why it died down, they’re just all breathing sighs of relief that it did. It seems that other diseases are making a comeback including Bubonic Plague, the Black Death that killed off most of Europe and was carried by fleas.

As the human migration continues to increase at the same time that living conditions everywhere continue to deteriorate, we’re going to see more outbreaks. There’s only so many doctors and health services, and they usually get overwhelmed during any disaster. I see no way to prepare against a contagious disease outbreak, and no one lives forever anyway. Mother Nature has it’s checks and balances and we’ve been messing with the old gal pretty hard for a long time, so whatever happens, happens. I’ve said this before, that this stuff is going to happen and the best thing anyone can do for themselves is to make an effort to maintain as good a health as possible, stay physically strong, and pay attention to the world around you. This isn’t a warning or a survival manual, this is just reporting on what’s happening.

EU CIVIL WAR

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Burning immigrant center in Sweden
Burning Swedish immigrant center for incoming Muslimes.

Just a note… I see that Pamela Geller and I are on the same page about a pending civil war in Western Europe. Those migrants are raising hell and the people are starting to fight back, since their governments won’t. It’s going to be a busy 2016 for us bloggers….

Small update here, a friend called and we discussed the Swedish situation, and he reminded me of something I’d completely forgotten, which is that Swedish citizens are armed. The government issues everyone from the age of 19 up to as old as 50 a rifle and ammo that they keep at home. Food for thought in the event of a civil war….

She’s got a nice little pair of tits, too.

POVERTY KILLS

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

I was just looking at global poverty rates and how they’re associated with starvation deaths. The vast majority of deaths from starvation are occurring in the African continent and in India, followed by South America.

There’s still enough food in the world to easily feed our current global population of about 7.4 billion people. The problem is poverty. Food in the poorer countries isn’t given away, the farmers would starve if they did that. It has to be purchased in the markets, and those without enough money to properly feed themselves aren’t able to do a good day’s work, meaning that the next day they’ll have even less money. Soon, they have no money, and starve to death. It’s mostly the children who die first, because most parents would rather eat than starve.

Overpopulation always leads to poverty, and then to starvation. There were terrible famines in China, India and the Middle East when I was a boy, the only thing that stopped them even though the populations increased was advanced technology and advanced farming techniques that resulted in cheaper food and more of it. But if there’s more people than there are jobs, and you have no job or money, it doesn’t matter how cheap the food is.

Of all those people migrating to Europe to escape poverty and starvation, some will succeed, but the rest are going to have to steal and murder to feed themselves because there aren’t enough jobs for all of them, and the more they do that, the worse poverty will become for everyone. The only real solution for Europe is to lock the gates and prevent any further entry of migrants.

The wives and children of these jobless migrants, that they left behind, are all going to starve to death. I think the population of the Middle East is going to drop dramatically over the coming year. Millions of men and older boys have already left and more are leaving. The same is true for Africa, plus in Africa, fatal and very contagious diseases keep breaking out due to the filthy conditions so many of them live in. Our global economy is winding down, jobs are getting scarcer everywhere, and there’s going to be a lot more starvation deaths to come.

This is unlikely to halt population growth, just slow it down some, because sex is the favorite form of entertainment for the poor. The poor have more children than the rich. It’s just that less of them are going to reach maturity, but until they die they’ll be consuming what food they can get and helping each other starve to death by doing so.

Sorry about the really negative topic, but this is part of our world today and we can’t look away and pretend it isn’t. In one way I have to applaud the caring and generosity of those nations who keep taking in migrants, but at the same time, they’re taking an asp to their bosom, too many of these people will doom them, and the reality is that those migrants will never stop coming, ever. To save civilization, the flow of migration must be cut off. Don’t bring them in, send aid to them if possible, but let them run their own course and find their own balances.

BREITBART WINS

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Breitbart News, at http://www.breitbart.com/ is my new Number One go-to news site, followed by NewsMax. Fox News is now down there with CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and other treasonous trash.

Fox News, for years my Main Guy when it came to honest and conservative reporting, (the two words are synonymous) has gone Liberal and there’s just no escaping the fact. They’re trashing and twisting the truth, attacking true conservatives, promoting Liberal causes, spokespersons and media, and making total vacillating asses out of themselves in the process because they’re still trying so hard to pretend they’re conservative, when they’re not.

CNN makes no bones about being totally biased. They’re Liberal Democrat-Socialists who openly lie about anything that they think will promote socialism. They hate Conservatives, constantly revile and insult Conservatives, Republicans, the Tea Party and anyone who is not openly a Socialist. Fox News is still trying to sweet-talk Conservatives and the GOP and pretending to be on their side. They need to read the stream of comments being left by the readers of their articles, no one is being fooled, people are disgusted, and the number of comments is rapidly declining. That indicates a declining readership. People are leaving Fox News in droves and going to NewsMax and Breitbart. The Drudge Report is pretty Conservative too, I just find it a bit difficult to navigate.

So if you want honest, REAL “fair and balanced” news, go to Breitbart. At least until that Commie bastard Rupert Murdoch buys it out and wrecks it.

SPLITTING HAIRS

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Some anti-abortionists managed to make secret videos of interviews they’d set up with people from Planned Parenthood, misrepresenting themselves as buyers of fetal tissue for research organizations. Captured on video were discussions of abortion procedures and the methods of harvesting tissue from aborted fetuses. Then these videos were made public, and the Religious Right immediately started screaming for all government support for Planned Parenthood be withdrawn. A Grand Jury has just indicted some of those anti-abortionists on several felony counts while finding no foul at all with anything Planned Parenthood did, and the Religious Rightists are screaming about it.

The Religious Right claim to be Republicans, and it’s part of the Republican Party doctrine to be against women’s right to choose to abort or not. In other words, they’re anti-abortion, claiming that the moment conception takes place from an act of copulation, that tiny fertilized cell is an actual baby, and that supposed baby has full rights of citizenship, and therefor aborting it is murder.

Related to this is that in some states, laws have been passed that anyone killing a pregnant woman’s baby during an act of criminal assault has committed murder. If the woman planned on carrying the child to term, I can see the logic in that, personally, though murder is a stretch. Manslaughter is more like it, for how does anyone know that the child wouldn’t have been stillborn? But the real point of this law is that the choice was taken away from the woman who was carrying the unborn child by it’s killer, whether deliberately or accidentally.

If we’re going to have laws dictating what is or is not a human life before it’s born, then we need to keep our various religious opinions to ourselves while crafting them. Human life is not sacred and as soon as we present it as being so, we’ve lost sight of reality. It’s a natural instinct to protect children, but children come from women, and a woman with a dead infant can have more infants. First protection under the law should go to women. Then to children. It’s logical and common sense. People who live under religious laws, live under despotic dictatorships ala Islam style, and that’s not what America is about.

HERE IT COMES

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Falling oil, volatility in China, shrinking world trade, rising debt, weak corporate loans and deflation.

Germany’s liberal Chancellor Merkel has invited in 800,000 Midde-East refugees, mostly from Syria. Why? Same reason so many are pouring into the rest of Europe. The birth rate for Germany and most of Europe has been in reverse for years, people just aren’t having many children, but keep living longer. This means less and less workers for the factories, which is why E.U. nations keep bringing in unskilled labor. This is also why our interference in Syria is only prolonging and worsening the situation for the people there, it causes them to become refugees headed for Europe.

The fact that Europe needs increasing numbers of workers lately is because China is foundering. Their economy is in crisis as their exports decrease both because of the worsening global economy and and their poor management. Their one child per couple policy stabilized their population, even as they continued to build entire cities on farmland that no one moved into. The Chinese went overboard with their new wealth and squandered much of it while the global economy went into a downturn and everyone began buying less goods. Chinese goods.

Now oil has gone from over $90 a barrel down to $30 a barrel and some who should know predict that it will drop to as low as $10 a barrel, which is cheaper than bottled water. It is expected to drop to $20 a barrel.
The world’s stock markets are falling and have been for the past two weeks with no end in sight, over concerns with China and the declining price of oil.
Monetary deflation is happening now. The Dollar and the Euro are increasing in value compared to other currencies such as China and Russia. Russia is being hard-hit because their economy is based on oil. Ours is not. China should be profiting by the cheaper energy but they created an economy based on continued manufacturing growth, with ever higher wages, and the manufacturing has been slowly moving back to the West, once again explaining the need for more imported cheap labor in Europe. Factories can’t pay high wages to make stuff that keeps selling cheaper and cheaper.

The cost of energy is a major factor in the price of goods including food. Food (and rent or mortgage payment) are the two largest expenses for the average person, and when the price of oil goes down, the cost of food and other goods goes down as well for the consumer. This means that the buying power, or value, of the Dollar or Euro goes up accordingly. Deflation.

It’s primarily very wealthy people who own stocks. The poor and middle classes don’t have the money to buy large amounts of stocks in big companies, so when the stock market takes a major drop and the value of stocks goes way down, those rich people lose a lot of money. This, by the way, is why investing in the stock market is always a gamble. If you can’t afford to lose it all, don’t join the game.

Rich people have huge expenses in the support of their lifestyles, and when the stock market crashes, that takes away their income. So they shut down or sell off cheaply any businesses they own where the stock values have crashed, putting people out of work. Stocks don’t crash evenly, some businesses are unaffected, primarily those that manufacture needed goods. Clothing, food, or provide vital services. But other non-essential businesses like beauty products, brokerage houses, manufacturers and dealers in luxury items, and so forth, close down for lack of sales as their stock values drop to zero. When enough businesses shut down and enough people are out of work, we have an Economic Depression.

In a Depression there are two classes, the rich and the poor. Poverty is the rule and starvation becomes common. Greece was the first Western European nation to be hit by the Depression, as it had the most socialist government and the most giveaway programs. Their economy has collapsed, many of their banks have closed, wiping out what little wealth the people still had, and people are starting to starve. Importing millions of “refugee” workers for cheap labor is only making things worse for native Europeans. They’re starving in Spain with over 50% unemployment among young people now, who are the primary work force. Europe is steadily collapsing.

Right now, the US poverty rate is about 18% of the total population, or around 50 million Americans. That’s the Government figure. In reality, it’s more like 100 million Americans or roughly one third of our population. What will that be as the stock market continues to decline?

Greece and Spain are socialist nations with socialist welfare programs much like the ones Obama has initiated or expanded here. These programs are paid for out of taxes, and when the economy collapses and the tax revenue goes with it, the money for the programs dries up even as millions more people apply for welfare. The only alternative then is to print more money, making it worth less and worsening the problem, or cutting the programs. Cutting the programs results in starvation of the people, like in Spain and Greece and as they did here and all over Europe during the Great Depression.

As national debts increase, so do the interest payments. The interest payments on our debt are so high that we can’t afford to pay anything on the principle. In fact, we’re borrowing more money to pay the interest. How long do you think we can keep doing that?

The way the world managed to come out of the Great Depression was by going to war. Wars put everyone to work at the same time that they get rid of a lot of excess people. Manufacturing fires back up as governments strip their wealthy of their riches to finance the war, even taking over factories if the owners won’t comply. National debts are canceled as nations repudiate them as a necessary wartime emergency, and after all the winners and losers are sorted out, the winners demand reparations from the losers and help them prosper again so they can pay their war debts, as we did with Germany and Japan.

Certainly the Russians aren’t going to sit back and watch as their economy crumbles, not when they’ve built up such a powerful war machine. Nor China with their massive army. The faster the global economy collapses, the sooner we can expect global war. The easiest nations for them to attack are India and each other and I’d expect that. The US and Mexico have been strengthening their military bonds lately, which is no coincidence.

In the coming days, the best thing to own is a farm. You can grow your own food as well as have food to sell for other things. If I were a computer whiz, I’d start a barter website where people can trade goods for other goods or services and make it a community-oriented thing like Craig’s List. Even in depressions, there’s fortunes to be made.

BLOAT CITY

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

No wonder some people in poor countries get so mad at us even while wanting to come here to live. Every day, all day long on our TV sets, we’re bombarded with food ads. MacDonalds, Burger King, Red Lobster Restaurants, beers, soft drinks, fried chicken, sandwiches, and if it isn’t that, it’s cars and car insurance and beauty products and drug-treatment centers for addicts, and drugs to give men erections. What a goddam bunch of hedonists we not only must seem like to the rest of the world, but which we actually are.

All that selfishness, all that excess, all that superficial, ego-tripping crap, all that fat food, all that demand to satisfy every urge and whim. All the millions and millions of dollars spent on advertising all that unneeded junk that people run out and buy because it’s the newest thing. No wonder we’ve become a nation of meth addicts, we’re all told to satisfy our desires constantly whether we can afford it or not while credit cards are handed out like after-dinner mints. Most people just can’t handle their finances, so they buy on credit and make minimum monthly payments, and then when they lose their jobs as so many millions of Americans have, all that stuff they owe money on gets repossessed.

Easy credit is a bad thing. I’ll tell you a quick little story. Last year I bid on some land parcels in an online land auction and won 3 of them for next to nothing. I’d had to post a credit card number to bid. After the auction ended, the listings were changed to add a $500 charge to each parcel, and a $300 charge if you didn’t pay for the parcel. In other words, the auction was a scam, a fraud. I called the credit card company and notified them of this scam and directed them to NOT PAY. But they said, Oh yes, we’re going to pay them and you will pay us. So I simply cut up the card, paid off the legitimate charges I’d made on it and refused to pay the $900 in phony charges.

They sent me bills for 3 months and then quit, and of course my credit rating dropped by about 150 points. So what happened next? A whole bunch of credit card offers came in, all wanting me to accept their credit cards. I guess since my credit rating dipped down so low they figured I needed more cards to bring my rating back up. It does, you know. The more credit cards you have, the higher your credit rating. With a credit system this lenient, a person without a job could easily run up $100,000 or more in credit debt before he was finally cut off.

I could rant on about this a lot more, but the point is plain, we’re really on a bad road. Our government has us $19 Trillion in debt now and we have ourselves about as deeply in personal debt. We’re all caught up in a gigantic Ponzi scheme, where we borrow from Peter to pay Paul. When Peter finally runs out of money, the whole thing will come crashing down.

SELLING CONDOMS

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Nothing much describes the state of the human race more than the stuff that gets advertised on TV. Go back 50 years and you would be implored to buy clothing, furniture, automobiles, soap, appliances. Never would you be invited to buy condoms, sex toys and lubricants, and drugs to increase your sexual performance. Neither would you ever see ads for hemorrhoid creams, breast implants and penis enlargement.

Now you do. Lots of them. Things have become so much more open and permissive now. When The Pill came on the market and women could have sex without getting pregnant, marriage became less important. When our population exploded, privacy became less important. Now anyone can go online and see all the naked bodies of both sexes they want, engaged in every imaginable sex act.

I do have a problem with all this, because love, which has always been in short supply anyway, is now considered to be part of sex. Love really has nothing to do with sex, but the TV ads say otherwise. According to them, a couple only expresses love for each other when they’re having sex or when he’s buying her diamonds, and the real, honest values of loyalty and caring are only on documentaries.

The reason Christmas has always been special to me is that at least on Christmas I got to experience, even if only in my imagination, a sense that I was loved by my family. I wasn’t, really, I was tolerated because it was too late, I’d already been born and there I was. But in the end, I’ve triumphed, sort of, because everyone older than me, all those who just tolerated me, are dead now. It’s too bad that none of them were capable of love, they never knew the richness of life they missed out on that they could have had. I’m the lucky one.

Christmas has been commercialized for centuries, shopkeepers have always capitalized on the season of giving. But the real reason for the day carries on, and it’s not to celebrate the birth of a Jew who was actually born in late Spring, or to wallow in religiosity. Christmas is the one day of the year we’ve set aside for telling those we care about, that we do care. One day out of 365 isn’t much, especially when you consider all the days on which we celebrate the beginnings and ends of wars and the various days of remembrance for dead soldiers, but it beats hell out of none.

THE CLIMATE CHANGES ARE COMING, RUN, RUN, AAAAAAAAAA

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Black Bresident Brack Bobobama is in Paris, attacking Islamic Terrorism at a Global Warming summit. Bobobama tells us that a warming Earth is the single largest cause of Workplace Violence, which is his name for Islamic Terrorism.

One thing does seem certain, which is that industrialization and the burning of fossil fuels causes an increase of CO2 over the natural amount Earth generates. What is not certain and is unprovable is whether that’s having any effect on Earth’s climate. This is because everything that uses photosynthesis absorbs CO2, sucks out the Carbon and releases the Oxygen, and the oxygen causes more and larger growth. My own theory for the rise in atmospheric CO2 from all sources is the stark decrease in global forests combined with fossil fuel burning, and this has been caused almost entirely by human activity.

So if we really want atmospheric CO2 to decrease, then we need to replant forests wherever possible, because governments can tax us to death using the claim that they’re really not just extracting more money from us, they’re forcing us to use less fossil fuels, but that’s not true. In the first place, the mega oil companies aren’t going to allow that. As long as there’s oil to burn, we will keep burning it. As Bobobama keeps shutting down our coal-fired power plants here, our coal mines keep digging it out anyway, only now they ship it off to China where it still gets burned and the atmospheric CO2 keeps going up regardless.

Right now, in Paris, there are gathered about 30,000 diplomats and delegates from most of the nations of the world, whose purpose is to work out a mutual pact to control and reduce “planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.” From my perspective, there’d be a lot more free oxygen if they’d all just stop breathing. The real purpose of this massive gathering is to agree on how much they can tax fossil fuels, to generate more revenue. Let’s face it, the only way to stop burning so much oil, coal and gas is to either shut down most industry and take most cars off the road, or else find a different source of energy.

If we had efficient fusion energy, or could harness Zero Point Energy (ZPE), if our technology succeeded in controlling the weakest of all natural forces, which is Gravity, any one of these would do the job, yet you don’t hear a word of that anymore, what you hear is making the price of fossil energy higher and higher with the claim that as the price goes up, the use of it will go down. What that’s really about is generating more revenue. The taxes on a pack of cigarets are about 20 times what the retail price would otherwise be, but that’s not what finally got people to stop smoking. Smoking finally stopped being “cool” and became un-cool and socially unattractive. When you’re addicted, increasing the cost of your addiction doesn’t stop the craving, it just impoverishes you more. Increasing the cost of driving a car or running a factory will just impoverish us all more, and that’s the plan, Stan. The Earth will warm or cool regardless.

THE DAY OF THE BIRD

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Today is Thanksgiving Day, to celebrate the day that a bunch of British settlers sat down with a bunch of Indians, aka Native Americans, and ate together. Turkeys are the traditional Thanksgiving meat, but no one really knows what was eaten on that first Thanksgiving day of November 26, 1621. It could have been ducks. The settlers had founded Plymouth Colony, arriving at Plymouth Harbor in 1620. After surviving starvation and disease, those who lived through the first year and the fall harvest of 1621, shared a harvest meal with the local indigenous people. This was the first Thanksgiving dinner. I celebrate Thanksgiving each year because if those people had never come here, I wouldn’t be here. Thomas Rogers and his son Joseph were on the Mayflower and I’m one of their many descendants.

I’ve always been grateful just to be alive, and after seeing much of how the rest of the world lives during my hitch in the U.S. Navy, I became very grateful to be born an American, and not a Greek or Ethiopian or Italian or any other sort of nationality. Some of them were better off than others, back then, but that’s just a nice way of saying that some were a lot worse than others. Being an American is a privilege that most of us here never seem to comprehend and it’s not one that we earned. Those who came before us, earned it for us.

I’ve seen the tradition of Thanksgiving fade a great deal since the first Thanksgiving I remember as a small boy. Back then we were all very aware of the historical significance of this holiday, and we expressed our thanks to each other at the table before we ate. I doubt anyone does that anymore or is even aware of the reason for the holiday, and the day may come when even the name is lost to time. Today is commonly called Turkey Day now by many of us. People have a hard time relating to the idea of spending 2 or 3 months aboard a primitive wooden sailing ship, with no toilets or fresh vegetables, water in barrels that got more stagnant as time went by, none at all to wash with, and supplies running out except for a few hard biscuits weeks before making landfall at a place with no buildings for shelter or amenities of any kind. Where you have to get out and kill game and build shelters as quickly as you can because the weather is growing cold.

That was serious hardship, the people were beset with diseases and many died, it was wintertime, they weren’t prepared. Today you see these reality shows like Naked And Afraid, and in almost every case, they only manage to get through their 21 day adventures by starving for 3 weeks. These so-called “trained survivalists” find themselves unable to feed themselves. None of them would have survived the first year at Plymouth Harbor.

We need to be revitalized, re-wound, every few centuries or so. We need to tear down our civilizations, let the weakest die off, and start new civilizations from scratch, just to keep us fresh and strong as a species. Each time we’ve done this through the millennia, our civilizations have been more technically advanced and robust. Our old traditions and days of celebration are fading away, and have lost their meaning. I’m thinking it’s time to create new ones.

NOT TO BE AN ALARMIST, BUT…

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

World War 1 was started by the assassination of an obscure Austrian duke, which resulted in the various European alliances eventually declaring war on each other. In other words, it was started by a fairly minor event that got out of hand because the different hostile nations misjudged each others intentions and will.

Right now, our President Obama is on TV telling Russia, Turkey and the world that Turkey has a right to defend their airspace. Well, they do, but the Russian aircraft came down in Syria. Obama is defending Islamist Turkey. We and Turkey are members of NATO, as are France, Germany and Great Britain. France, Germany and Great Britain are busy putting together an alliance with Russia against ISIS as I type this.

Germany had the living hell beat out of them in the 1940′s by the United States, England and Russia. France and England were devastated by Germany. Germany killed millions of Russians. So. We can take it as a given that alliances between these nations are going to have at least some fragility, considering their historical relationships. Russia is not a member of NATO and Putin sneers at NATO.

Quite a mess, huh? So what would happen if the Russians knock down some Turkish aircraft and the Turks demand that their NATO allies come to their aid against Russia? Would they?

I can see Obama using this as the perfect excuse to finally put troops on the ground in Syria, claiming that they’re there to fight ISIS but actually there to fight Russians. I don’t think France would send troops to join him, they want to destroy ISIS, not fight Russia. But Cameron in England is likely to give him some support and Turkey will then also, -probably- send in troops and aircraft against Russia and Assad.

If this happened, and if I were Putin, I would invade Turkey. Considering how close together Turkey and Russia are, it would be a snap. If this happened, the waves of Muslims fleeing the area would be in the millions and they’d pour into Europe in overwhelming numbers. This would provide Obama with an excuse to bring as many Muslims as possible into the United States even as the economic crisis this created in Europe steadily worsened. Meanwhile, the war in Turkey and the Middle East would continue to widen, and as nations weakened, Putin would seize opportunities to gain further advantage and expand Russian influence…

It is just possible that the downing of that Russian fighter jet by Turkey may be the mistake that brings us into another world war. Like I said in my previous post, the suspense is killing me.

HOW IT IS

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

The argument over whether to bring thousands of Syrian refugees from the fighting there, 8000 miles to the U.S., is mindless. There will be some among them who are intent on terrorist acts and there will be others with them who will be persuaded to join them. Obama wants 10,000 brought here as the starting point, with possibly hundreds of thousands following, instead of simply setting up safe areas for them over there or compelling neighboring nations like Jordan to take them in. The United States is not required to save every displaced person. For that matter, it’s not our problem anyway. Did we lift a finger when Chairman Mao was killing off tens of millions of Chinese?

At a time when our poverty rate has never been higher, wages lower or jobs of any kind harder to get, Obama wants to flood us with refugees who are unskilled or skilled in crafts no business here has any use for and who are almost all Muslims hostile to democracy who will never assimilate, and who will all go on welfare programs. This even as illegal aliens are pouring in over our unguarded southern border in record numbers.

The leaders of France and England are uniting with Russia’s Putin to aggressively attack ISIS, while Obama makes aggressive noises and tells Russia they can’t support Assad in Syria. Syria and Russia have been allies for decades, and Obama’s mouthings are nothing more than farts in a paper bag.

The Democrat Party is starting to rebel against Obama, because while many of them are sincere Socialists, they don’t agree with his desire to wreck our country. Turn it into a nanny state, yes, they want that, but turn it into a third-world nation, no. His veto-proof majority is shrinking rapidly.

Obama IS a maladjusted homosexual and he WILL try extreme measures to achieve his goals. So far he’s gotten away with many violations of our Constitution and his Oath of Office, but only because his party backed him up. When that support is gone he’ll be like a one-legged cripple whose crutch was snatched away, and he will act out of panic. That is the point at which he may declare Martial Law. So now we wait and see.

Back to Syria, the British and French are absolutely not going to do anything to counter Putin’s support of Assad. They will unite against ISIS and may even help beat down the Syrian rebels that Putin and Assad are also fighting. After all, how do you tell the difference between ISIS and rebels when they’re both attacking Assad and wearing the same sort of clothes? French and British strikes against the rebels would be met with howls of anguish from Obama, and could cause our President to use that as an excuse to create a lot of discord with those allies and pull out all of our already diminutive support. This would be very disruptive to NATO too and weaken us with those allies. Another Obama goal realized.

The alternative to his pulling our military out of Syria is the possibility that he may order some “accidental friendly fire” strikes against French, British or even Russian troops. He really might do this, I don’t put it past him, and there will surely be hell to pay if he did.