Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Federal Reserve

Chinese bust a bunch of loan frauds, just one tiny bit of the massive credit system corruption.

Politics

Republicans tend to grow government more than Democrats, but only because Republicans used to resist more when in them minority.

Socialism

The central planning mindset has won.
"If you thought the Soviet Union’s collapse meant the end of central planning, you were wrong. Central planning is alive and well. In fact, it’s even stronger now than it was during the Soviet Union’s heyday. What’s even more disturbing is that many who would strongly oppose Soviet-style central planning and who consider themselves to be defenders of free markets fail to recognize their acceptance of central planning and see no contradiction between their acceptance of central planning and their alleged support of the market economy."
I agree. It's maddening.

Economy

Just five days ago, some bigwig predicted zero chance of a US recession.

Police State

The Internet of Broken Things.

Hackers leak list of FBI employees after leaking list of DHS employees.

Environment

Record number of sharks attacks on humans in 2015.

EPA wants to ban converting street cars to race cars.

Local

More development in Dayton outside the Dayton Partnership tax district.

Zika virus reaches Ohio and Indiana.

War

Nice analysis of Obama's policy and the Pentagon's actions regarding Syria.

Obama backs off policy of ousting Assad to work with Russians.
"Supporters of the armed opposition are already expressing anger over what they regard as an Obama administration “betrayal” of the fight against Assad. But the Obama policy shift on Syria must be understood, like most of the administration’s Middle East policy decisions, as a response to external events that is mediated by domestic political considerations."
Putin saved Obama again.

Health Care

GM corn toxic to cows.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Foreign Policy

The US changes story about boats captured in Iranian waters.

Tax and Spend

Obama to introduce radical $4 trillion budget, hiding it on the day of the New Hampshire primary.

Economy

Scary selloff of EU banks.
"Lackluster profits and negative interest rates, have prompted investors to dump shares in the sector that was touted as one of the best investment ideas just a few months ago."
What a surprise.

Greek stocks crash.

Tech stocks lead US stock fall.

Regulation

Further proving net neutrality is uneconomic, India shuts down Facebook's free internet because of net neutrality.

War

NATO buildup along Russian border forces Russian forces to respond.

Poltics

Sanders polls within margin of error with Clinton nationally.

Young Democrats recognize Clinton is a corporate sellout.

Like many tech companies, Github committing suicide by diversity PC.

Nobody is investigating the fishy results in Iowa which confirms corruption by Clinton and Cruz.

Fraud of Democratic Socialism.

Police State

UN court rules in favor of Julian Assange for being unlawfully detained for five years.

Data mining your information gets scarier.

Environment

Another Little Ice Age implicated in fall of Roman Empire.

Education

Ohio schools illegally restrain students.

Ohio seeks to imprison parents for 23 years for missing homeschooling paperwork deadline.

Health Care

Health benefits of dark chocolate.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Federal Reserve

Iran to sell oil in euros, not dollars to escape US control.

War

North Korea launches satellite into orbit.

Health Care

Article claims Zika virus reduces American travel to South America, but the South American economy is trashed because of socialism. This is fishy.

Politics

Kasich does well with Democrats.

Clinton is stealing delegates from Sanders in Iowa. Of course she is. It's rigged.

Socialism

Democracy and socialism, and therefore politics, go hand in hand.

Misc

Quasar dims into normal galaxy in just 12 years, contradicting the theory it should millions of years and destroying quasar theory. This observations supports Arp's theory that galaxies birth quasars which then become companion galaxies.

NASA claims water icebergs are floating - moving - on nitrogen glaciers on Pluto. Where's the energy come from? Electricity. So much for dirty snowballs.

Health Care

Healthy diet and exercise prevent and fight cancer.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Economy

Even the mainstream media is admitting this crash will be like nothing seen before.

Media

Clooney kills another movie. Why does anybody put him in a movie?

Foreign Policy

The British report blaming Putin and Russians for the polonium murder of Alexander Litvinenko is full of doubt.

The State Department admits Clinton's criminality.
"On the Friday before Monday’s caucuses, the State Department, which Clinton headed in President Obama’s first term, revealed that it discovered 22 top-secret emails on the private computer server to which Clinton diverted all her governmental email traffic. This acknowledgment marks a radical departure from previous State Department pronouncements and is a direct repudiation of Clinton’s repeated assertions."
"Last Friday, the State Department revealed that 22 emails it found on Clinton’s private server were in fact top secret, and were in fact marked top secret, and were in fact sent to or received from President Obama. This is a revelation that substantially undermines Clinton’s political arguments and is catastrophic to her legal position."
Since Obama is implicated, I doubt he will concur.
"Late Monday afternoon, before the Iowa caucuses convened and after Clinton’s political folks had lobbied their former colleagues at the State Department to re-characterize what they found and revealed late last week, the State Department reversed itself and claimed that the 22 emails were not “marked” top secret. It was too little and too late. The cat was out of the bag and Iowa Democrats knew it. Few really believed that the State Department would state publicly that the 22 emails were top secret and then state publicly that they were not, without a political motivation and irrespective of the truth. All this is infuriating to the FBI, which perceives these word games as mocking its fidelity to the rule of law."
The judge was doing good right up until that FBI fidelity to the rule of law baloney.

Local

So now the job market is tightening?
"In today’s tightening job market, job skills aren’t always the most important factor for being hired, say the employers making the hiring decisions.
Desperate for quality workers, recruiters say businesses will train new hires to complete tasks if they exhibit so-called soft skills, such as arriving to work on time, showing a willingness to learn and the ability to pass a drug screening."
Nice of them for entry-level, low-paying jobs.

Politics

Record Republican turnout in Iowa.

Ron Paul derails Ted Cruz's bid to attract libertarians by pointing out he's married to a Goldman-Sachs banker.

The CIA is probably funding this secret Cruz super-PAC.

Ted Cruz's team proves he's a neocon insider. At the least the neo-cons have control of him.

Fifteen pages of Rubio betrayal.

Establishment tells Bush to lay off Rubio.

Hillary won't release transcripts of her paid speeches to Goldman-Sachs.

Crime pays Clintons $153 million in 14 years.

Republicans aren't futile in the efforts against progressivism. They're progressives themselves.
""Having failed to roll back any major progressive program in the last 100 years, how does the GOP manage to keep the votes and donations of the rank and file flowing in sufficient quantities to keep the GOP machine in power? Highly paid and talented GOP consultants have brilliantly risen to the challenge.  There must be something that keeps the troops anteing up their votes and legwork and contributions to the mendacious Republican machine that talks smaller government but never delivers. There is. Here is how the scam works. The GOP whips up a personal hatred of prominent Democrats as a red herring to distract their own rank and file away from their lengthy record of failure.""
Divide and conquer.
"How do members of the GOP machine—elected and party officials, government employees and contractors, lawyers, consultants, and lobbyists, keep the gravy train rolling?  Not by proposing to roll back the very same progressive big government that the rank and file basically supports.  That would likely involve losing elections which would threaten to cut off the money spigot.  Rather, the GOP machine deliberately distracts the rank and file’s attention away from ideas, issues and policies, and manipulates the masses into personally hating the leading Democrats du jour."
This is why I say they would rather be the minority party of big government than the majority party of small government.

War

US back into Libya.
"The result today in Libya is utter disarray. But at the time, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – a leading advocate of the bombing who justifies the deed to this day – was ecstatic when told the news of Qaddafi’s death while she was appearing on a TV talk show. Laughingly she shouted to the cameras, "We came, we saw, he died!"
No one is laughing in Washington now. President Obama came, saw and created the very opposite of what he sought, a hardly unusual outcome for the Obama and Bush Administrations in the Middle East. Instead of a pliable dependent government willing to do the bidding of Washington and its NATO foreign legion, there has been an explosion of civil war and Sunni jihadism."
Lovely.

Ban Ki-Moon dared claim both Israeli and Palestinian rulers undermine the peace process. Of course they do. Perpetual war is in their interests.

North Korea tested another nuke.

List of 58 confirmed false flag attacks.

Environment

Genetically engineered trees.

El nino will end the pause, at least temporarily, but it didn't happen in January. The pause is currently 18 years, eight months.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Tax and Spend

Obama proposes $10/barrel carbon tax.

Police State

As if US police aren't bad enough, British police may soon get the power to serve warrants in the US.
"Under the proposed plan, British authorities would not have access to records of U.S. citizens if they emerged in the British investigations."
Right.

Economy

Stocks fall on weak jobs report.

Intel says new technologies will make chips slower but more power efficient, portending the end of Moore's law. It couldn't go on forever.

Politics

We should not celebrate politics, but loath it.
"But to the contrary, we should spurn what the establishment would have us celebrate. Politics operates according to principles that would horrify us if we observed them in our private lives, and that would get us arrested if we tried to live by them. The state can steal and call it taxation, kidnap and call it conscription, kill and call it war.
And yet we are taught to fear capitalism, of all things.
But what, after all, are capitalism and the free market? They are nothing more than the sum total of voluntary exchanges in society."
The wealthiest capitalist mus cow-tow to consumers or be put out of business. In politics, rulers rule serfs.

More on libertarian populism.

Local

After all the years I've advocated it, a restaurant is finally going in along the levy in the Water Street building on Patterson. I doubt it will do well because I doubt Water Street will take off.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Environment

El Nino responsible for 2015 heat, not global warming.

Satellites record warmest January ever thanks to el Nino.

Tax and Spend

Flint lead in water problem shows government science is broken.

Regulations

12 nations sign off on TPP so it should go to the Senate for ratification.

Economy

Layoffs rise but only to six month high.

War

In the new Cold War started in Ukraine and Syria, Russian drill succeeded in Sweden.

F-35 still has massive problems.

Police State

Cops couldn't find him, but a woman turned in Paris attack mastermind, then cops abandon her.

It was Oregon State Troopers working with FBI, not FBI directly, who killed a peaceful protester.

Immigration

Obama's quiet amnesty.
"In a shocking reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings, essentially a license to stay in the United States, a key agent testified Thursday.
What's more, the stand down order includes a requirement that the whereabouts of illegals released are not to be tracked.
"We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether," suggested agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council." 
Lawless.

Finally an article mentions a link between the war on drugs and illegal immigration.
"Drug cartels bring unaccompanied children to the Rio Grande valley to serve as diversions that distract border security officials from smugglers and drug traffickers, according to a Border Patrol union official."
The link is stronger than that.
"And each new policy, he said, gives the cartels a new loophole to exploit. "Make no mistake, chaos defines parts of our southwest border today," Judd told the lawmakers."
Exactly what Obama wants.

Neo-Nazis vow to protect women from refugees. Tyrants always use protection as a tool to gain support and power.

Local

Crony balks, leaving fairgrounds move remains in limbo.

Crony owner copies Bush's "Mission Accomplished" for Arcade. I'm skeptical.

Politics

Napoleon Goodell to institute Rooney rule for women, as if women play football like black men. He's an idiot.

Time gives Hillary 29th cover.

Rubio wants to make NSA mass spying permanent.

81 percent think the Federal government is corrupt. The other 19 percent work for it.

Progressive's victory includes taking over Republicans.

People we commonly call conservatives or neocon are really progressives.

Federal Reserve

The Fed pays lots of money to the Treasury, tightly linking it to the Treasury.

Germany limits cash withdrawals.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Sports

Texas district cancels tackle football because of danger. Ridiculous. Give them a safe helmet.

Health Care

Governor declares emergency after Zika hits Florida.

Politics

Big win for anti-interventionism in Iowa.

Nobody knows the actual vote counts in Iowa.

Republicans and Democrats agree the system is rigged.

Politically correct diversity drives hiring in tech, not merit. Like self-censorship, this is self-affirmative action.

Free State Project reaches its goal of 20,000 pledges by libertarians to move to New Hampshire.

Non-profits launder political money.

Federal Reserve

The EU doesn't just want to end cash, it wants to end exchange anonymity altogether including bitcoin and prepaid cards.

Economy

Yahoo to lay off 1,700.