Sunday, February 23, 2014

It is not going to get better no matter who is in office..

First, let me congratulate the Canadian Hockey teams.  Here is a country with one sixth the population of amerika and probably spends one tenth to one hundredth the money on training their athletes for the Olympics and yet it managed to kick the butt of the US women's and men's hockey teams.  The US may be number one in killing civilians with drones, but not in winning hockey games.  Way to go Canada.

I Samuel 8:   "This is the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights.  He will take your sons and make them serve  with his chariots and horses(war) ........  Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war .........He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants.  He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.................. He will take a tenth of your flocks and you yourselves will become his slaves.  When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king(elitist government) you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day."

I am always amazed at the people who believe "God" will save amerika.  These are the same people who embrace a system the practices brutal torture, the bombing of civilians and the destroying of third world countries for fun.  Why should/would God hear their cries for relief now?!


1 When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.  DUH!  This was a favorite mantra of the gun nuts for many years.  It is a definition, not some enlightened bit of wisdom.  If it is illegal to own a gun, then by definition if you own a gun you are an outlaw(one who violates the law).  Eventually, most people saw the stupidity in the mantra and it has disappeared from the scene.

2.  God is my Co-pilot.   This was a popular saying for years for those who wanted to feel "holier that thou."  Of course that saying violates everything that the Bible teaches.  Christians are suppose to FOLLOW God's teaching and not go their own way while God watches on.  That saying disappeared when someone discovered that "If God is your co-pilot, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG SEAT.

3.  I'll save this one for an entire article the next time because this saying/slogan was actually put into effect politically and it has an impact on most people's lives today and is one of the major reasons for income inequality that this nation now has.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

"Give me control of the nation's money supply and I care not who makes the laws."

The current course of fascist amerika seems to be to make the average amerikan's life so bad that they have to work "hard" just to survive.  And as I said, they are "mad as hell" about it.  That's a quote from my last post.

Now,  I just read the following from a book on money:  "weakening people financially via taxes, debt, inflation and retirement allows for a government's greater consolidation of power.  When people are struggling financially, they are more willing to have the government "save them," unwittingly exchanging their personal freedom for financial salvation."  In other words, people become slaves just to financially survive.   Apparently I'm not the only "crazy" person who believes these things.

Of course, the politically correct way to look at the situation is to blame "big government" for all of the problems.  And who owns and runs government?  The wealthy and big corporations - the fascist state.  Blaming "big government" is a straw dog - the whole system is corrupt and rotten.  Most people believe the Federal Reserve and Financial Institutions are part of  "big government",  but technically they are not.  They are the tools of the wealthy to control the actions of the government which takes to blame for all the problems.  It is nice  and politically correct to blame "big government" and liberals for all of the nation's problems even if it isn't true.

If you have ever seen the video "Inside Job" which is about the financial meltdown of 2008, it begins with shot of then President GW Bush giving a speech.  The man standing to his right is a director of a large financial institution and he leans over and tells the President to wrap up his speech.  Now who is really running the country?  The President or the money people who tell him what to do?

NEWS TODAY:  "Household debt rose by $241B in Q4 to $11.52T, a NY Fed report shows, with the increase the highest since Q3 2007 - just before the great recession started. Mortgages rose by $16B on year to $8.05T following four consecutive years of declines. Retail analyst David Strasser is skeptical about what the figures mean. "The problem is you're not seeing job growth; you're not seeing wage growth," Strasser says. "We're still over-leveraged by any historical measure."

Monday, February 10, 2014

Let's talk about Turtles!

So  let's talk about Turtles!  No, not the 60's rock group or the animal, but rather let's learn about a unique group of commodity traders.  A couple of already wealthy commodities brokers decided they could take some people who knew nothing about trading and teach them how to become successful commodity investors.  Sort of a Pygmalion experiment.  These two wealthy men placed a want ad in the paper to get their candidates and then selected a group to become commodity traders.  The candidates had little or no knowledge about commodities trading.
These "inferior" people off the streets were given TWO WEEKS of intensive training, a set of guidelines and rules for trading, and ANYWHERE FROM FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS TO TRADE WITH - OPPORTUNITY , EDUCATION AND FUNDING.  These "Turtle" traders as they became known, are legendary for their success and are still written and talked about today, some 30 years latter.

After a relatively short period of time, these traders set off on their own and continued to trade.  Many became very wealthy and some went off to become successful in other areas.   A minority few did not have great success, but still managed to trade.  But none of them probably would never have had the success and the wealth they attained if they had not been given the opportunity and the funding to become commodity traders.  Again these men went from inferior, entitlement seeking working class people to wealthy geniuses!  Amazing isn't it?!

Let's look at reality from the other end.  Consider Donald Trump.  Wikipedia had this to say.
"Considered one of best known real estate entrepreneurs in the United States, Trump is the son of Fred Trump, a wealthy New York City real-estate developer.  He worked for his father's firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, while attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1968 officially joined the company. He was given control of the company in 1971 and renamed it The Trump Organization."

Now I have nothing against Donald Trump, but here is a man who lived, breathed and learned NY real-estate from the day he was born.  How could he NOT learn????  And then he was given a company and a huge inheritance.  How could he not succeed and feel superior?   He obviously is a smart, well-educated man, but a genius, genetically superior?   I personally believe there are thousands, possibly millions of people who given his background and wealth could have done much more and could have really contributed much more to society.  Those people never had the opportunity, but they are not inferior people.  The above is a radical concept for the elite rulers of this society.

I view life in amerika as a hundred yard dash.  If you grew up in my economic group or poorer, you are starting the race at the goal line.  Others are starting at the 30 yard line and those who come from wealthy families are starting at the fifty yard line.   The latter group has a good head-start.  But even if you are talented, motivated and have the desire to succeed and can be competitive in the race after starting out with a big disadvantage, it does not mean you will succeed.  Remember, the fascist state has rigged the race against economically disadvantaged people.

One of not so bright elitist came out the other day and said that working class people shouldn't envy
rich people but rather they should work harder.  First, I believe most people don't envy the wealthy, they are "mad a hell" that the wealthy have stacked the deck against them to the point that the working class has little or no hope of getting ahead.  Coincidently, I just read a report that says working class amerikans work more hours than workers in other industrialized states.

Of course, all of the above avoids the real question which is "Is the meaning and purpose of life the accumulation of wealth?"  The fascist state wants you to believe so.   I've know a lot of very bright people and many of them had no interest in becoming extremely wealthy.  As long as they had a comfortable life, they had interests in other things.  The current course of fascist amerika seems to be to make the average amerikan's life so bad that they have to work "hard" just to survive.  And as I said, they are "mad as hell" about it.