Friday, March 24, 2017

Media

Facebook allows post about hunting and killing white women while censoring others for hate.

Politics

Republican Obamacare copy fails.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Economy

Bankers, through their government allies, have rigged the economy in their favor.
"As further proof, let’s look at this data recently obtained by Zero Hedge. In the past 4 years, JP Morgan’s in-house trading group has had exactly 2 days of losses:

That’s not trading. Trading involves uncertainty and risk. This situation has none. It’s an extraction process — siphoning value from the market day after day with ironclad dependability."
That's impressive rigging.

War

US and Russian troops are operating in the same Syrian city.

Foreign Policy

After the Cold War, mini-nukes, robots, and nanobots are being used to scare us. Don't forget global warming and a pandemic.

Police State

Who's liable for decisions made by AI and robots.

Politics

A timely reminder that China helped get Bill Clinton elected in return for missile technology, people were arrested, but there was no investigation of Clinton.

Bogus request by leftist billionaires for New York to raise taxes on them.

Contrary to claims, nationalists win more seats in Netherlands.
"The Dutch elections on Wednesday have provided a whole bunch of Orwellian narratives. PM Mark Rutte’s right wing VVD party, actually the ‘business’ -or should we say ‘rent-seekers’ in 2017- party, who lost some 20% of the seats they had obtained in the previous parliamentary election in November 2012, down from 41 to 33 seats, is declared the big winner. While Geert Wilders’ very right wing party, PVV, won 25% more seats -it went from 16 to 20- and is the big loser." 
"What Rutte’s going to do next is form a new coalition, this time not with the left but with the center-right, and no-one will be able to tell the difference. If Dutch, and European, and global, politics have one main problem, it’s that. Left is right and right is left and winners are losers. If a guy like Dijsselbloem can squeeze Greek society dry in his capacity as Eurogroup head, while he runs as a leftist candidate in his own country, and loses hugely, anything goes."
Upside-down world.

Circumstances make it appear Obama did spy on Trump regardless of what rulers claim.
"How could DNI Director Clapper and CIA Director Morell say that no connection had been established between Trump’s campaign and the Russians, without there having been an investigation? And how could such an investigation be conclusive in exonerating Trump’s associates — without some use of electronic surveillance?
Did the FBI fly to Moscow and question Putin’s cyber warfare team?
More questions arise. If, in its investigation of the Russian hacking and a Trump connection, the FBI did receive the fruits of some electronic surveillance of the Trump campaign, were Attorney General Loretta Lynch, White House aides or President Obama made aware of any such surveillance? Did any give the go-ahead to surveil the Trump associates? Comey would neither confirm nor deny that they did.
So, if Obama were aware of an investigation into the Trump campaign, using intel sources and methods, Trump would not be entirely wrong in his claims, and Obama would have some ‘splainin’ to do."
We'll see.

David Rockefeller, possible the world's most powerful rulers, died at age 101.

Environment

A medium dog has the same carbon footprint as an SUV.

Education

First the government shuts down ITT Tech then it sends back $141 million in loan relief.

Tax and Spend

After Trump proposes cuts to Meals on Wheels, donations surge.

Cost overruns like those for this Butler County monument are business as usual for local governments too.

Scientists acknowledge what NASA swore was water on Mars could be sand. No kidding. They don't understand Martian sandstorms either.

NASA gets more money for manned mission to Mars.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

War

It's largely gone unreported that Israel is waging war on Syria.

Tax and Spend

You can't credit Trump with this debt reduction. This is a result of high tax revenue because of the bubble. Obama had low tax revenue when he took office.

Trump says he'll have a big tax cut. I hope so. I hope he cuts spending more.

Police State

Nobody wants an Internet of Things. It's a dumb idea pushed by government for the sole purpose of spying on people.

Politics

Negative Trump policies.

Trump undermines free trade.

Praise for Trump's radical budget.

Another comparison of Trump to Jackson.

Leftist Silicon Valley psychopath CEOs.

Trump's plan to cut pseudo-science funding is a big step toward depoliticizing science.

Democrats are warning supporters there will be no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russians.

After Trump proposes cuts to Meals on Wheels, donations surge.

Federal Reserve

While most Americans, at least older ones, are against wage and price controls, we allow the Fed to set the price of lending money.

Environment

Solar cycle 24 continues to be weak.

Unsealed documents prove RoundUp isn't as safe as claimed.

Pesticides aren't necessary to grow natural crops, but modern crops may need them.

Tax and Spend

The government wants to take over your brain.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Politics

Leftists call for murder.

Police State

Judge grants search warrant for everybody who searched a crime victim's name on Google.

Judge Napolitano explains how Obama could have secretly spied on Trump through Britain's GCHQ.
"We face the gravest threat to personal liberty since the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 proscribed criticism of the government.
We have an unelected, unnamed, unaccountable elite group in the intelligence community manipulating the president at will and possessing intimate, detailed knowledge about all of us that it can reveal.
We have statutes that have given the president unconstitutional powers that have apparently been used. And we have judges on secret courts facilitating all this as if the Constitution didn’t exist."
Right.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Police State

Nobody cares about the CIA revelations.

War

The next phase of war in Iraq and Syria.
"Five thousand US troops are back in Iraq to bolster the shattered nation’s puppet regime that is propped up by American bayonets.  New Iraqi military formations have been formed, totally equipped with modern US M1 Abrams tanks, Humvees, and fleets of trucks.  More US forces are on the way.
These US-financed Iraqi units are euphemistically called ‘anti-terrorism forces’ and are supervised by US officers.  In fact, what we see is the old British Imperial Raj formula of white officers commanding native mercenary troops."
"Most of America’s Iraqi ‘sepoys’ (as native troops in the British Indian Raj were known) are Shia bitterly opposed to the nation’s minority Sunnis.  After its 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US encouraged animosity between Shia and Sunni as a way of breaking resistance to foreign occupation – ‘divide et impera’ as the Romans used to say."
But the Shiites are aligned with Iran and Sunni with Saudi Arabia.

A real Pentagon plan to win a nuclear war with Russia.

Regulation

Government claims its regulations make cars safer, but highway fatalities spiked in 2015 and are rising in 2016.
"Could it possibly be that government-mandated “safe” cars have become very distracting to drive? That we have passed a kind of idiot-proofing Event Horizon?
Might it be that the spike in motor vehicle fatalities is an unintended consequence of serial efforts to absolve – via technology – the driver of responsibility for paying attention to his driving?
Is it possible that encumbering cars with so much technology meant, ostensibly, to prevent accidents from happening has instead made accidents more rather than less likely – as a result of warning buzzer/light/vibrating steering wheel overload?
That makes sense.
And, it correlates." 
It also correlates with the bubble finally reaching flyover country.
"It’s typical of the disjointed logic of government that, on the one hand, “distracted driving” is a very bad thing (and it is) while on the other hand, the government encourages just that via technologies which are specifically set up to relieve the driver of the chore of paying attention."
I agree with this too.

Foreign Policy

Rand Paul blocks NATO's inclusion of Montenegro. Insane McCain claims he works for Putin.

Environment

Tesla needs to raise cash, to Musk is buying a stock offering.

Tax and Spend

Feds hit debt limit again.

Politics

Hawaii judge blocks Trump's second travel delay.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Federal Reserve

The Fed may speed up rate hikes.
"And with inflation showing signs of perking up, Fed policymakers may signal there could be more than the three rate rises they have forecast for this year."
Inflation is obviously much higher than they pretend, but it also will cause a crash that Trump could be blamed for.

Politics

How Obama spied on Trump without leaving a trail.
"The reason is that British intelligence had access to NSA surveillance data – which captures every phone call in the United States – and were able to provide such intelligence to President Obama without a FISA court warrant or any other paper trail that would expose an American intelligence agency that used the same NSA data."
Beautiful corruption.
"It is widely rumored that such arrangements are common among intelligence services to work around limitations their own governments impose on them.
So all incumbents are spying on their political opposition through foreign intelligence.

Republicans don't want to expose widespread voter fraud by Democrats.

Police State

Smart vibrator maker caught spying on users, and you know the NSA intercepted that data.