Friday, September 19, 2014

Federal Reserve

The consequences of keeping interest rates artificially low for an extended period.
"But old habits die hard, and economists still expect that rates can and will go back to normal. They assume that since the economy is now apparently on solid footing, the period of ample accommodation is over. In reality, we have built an economy that is now so leveraged that it needs zero percent interest rates just to tread water."
But neither of those views of the economy is correct. Our economy is bifurcating. The rich economy bubble keeps expanding but the middle class and poor economy is contracting. The aggregate may look stagnant, but it's not.

Police State

TSA's role in the Phoenix airport lockdown.
"The Transportation Security Administration is an absolutely impotent failure as an organization. A single shooter runs into the airport, and the police lock it down. The TSA mill around behind the tensa-barriers. They do not assist the police in the search for this Security threat to the Transportation system. They do not implement any sort of organized plan for evacuating the terminal in an orderly fashion. They do not work with ground control to divert planes with passengers at Terminal 4 to the other terminals for deplaning until nearly 2 hours of lockdown. They have no information to share-when asked directly one agent told me “They (the police) haven’t told us anything.” They know nothing. They do nothing. Worse, they give the illusion of security without providing it."
That they did nothing is probably for the best.

Tax and Spend

Republican hypocrites who denounced funding for abortions in Obamacare nevertheless voted to continue funding Obamacare and abortions.


After the lane switch, three wrecks on I-75 in construction zone.

Miamisburg gets award from CDC for good water.

Man arrested for playing dice.


Scottish independence vote fails, and one in four Americans wants their state to secede.

Evidence the vote was rigged.

Proving Obama and his leftist cronies orchestrated this media frenzy about domestic violence in the NFL for political gain, White House threatens NFL if it doesn't "get a handle" on domestic violence. In response, NFL orders awareness training for all personnel. CBS will air a special live speech by Goodell about domestic violence. The political message is Obama saved women from the evil NFL brutes.

Obama and his celebrity cronies launch event to prevent sex abuse at colleges. He's such a good guy. Young scientists, probably starting when they're grad students, experience sexual harassment and assault at high rate. I'm sure Obama will fix that too because only Obama cares about women.

Comparing would-be revolutionaries against the Nazis, who never struck a blow, to American revolutionaries, who revolted despite living in the freest nation in history.

Neil deGrasse Tyson and the scientific establishment exposed as a political operatives.


Chimpanzees kill in war to advance their interests.

How the US and its allies created ISIS.

Obama's generals don't agree with Obama's no boots declaration.


Social network for the rich that costs $9,000 to join highlights our two-tiered economy.

Google's Doubleclick breached, infecting computers with malware.

Global Warming and Energy

Al Gore's microphone fails while quoting Jesus.

War on Drugs

10 percent of Americans go to work high on marijuana. That's crazy. What a great success the war on drugs has been.


Marriage rate at 93 year low.

Super-duper massive black hole supposedly discovered in tiny galaxy surprises astronomers.


Claim that Islamic terrorists are operating in Mexican border towns.

Four terrorists captured at Texas border on Sept. 10.


At least 20 schools grab military equipment.
"Schools stockpile grenade launchers, M16 rifles, armored vehicles and other military equipment"

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Sharpton calls on DeWine to release Beavercreek Walmart shooting video.

Federal Reserve

The IMF claims to have just realized printing money encourages risk.
"Recently the Fed released research stating that it encouraged moral hazard and risk taking with its QE programs. Never one to fall behind, now the International Monetary Fund is in on the trick.
After promoting QE for years (see here and here), the IMF is finally coming to realize what has been apparent for years now to almost everyone who doesn’t work for the Fed or the IMF : that low interest rates encourage risky decisions."
Something called the Financial Stability Board (FSB) said the same thing. The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said the same thing. This is a pattern. That means they're preparing us for something.

Yellen claims QE will end in October.
"In a statement released following its two-day meeting, the U.S. central bank left largely intact key provisions, despite expectations in some quarters that it would indicate a tightening bias. It also cut its bond-buying program down to $15 billion a month and indicated quantitative easing will end in October. "
Maybe those other guys are laying down cover for Yellen. Of course when QE stops, that doesn't mean the Fed will stop printing money or let interest rates rise.
"The Fed's Open Market Committee did not remove language that said interest rates would rise "a considerable time" after the monthly bond-buying program ended. Market fears centered over whether excising the language could have sent a signal that a rate hike would come as soon as six months later. "
When rates rise, watch out.


Prediction Tesla will win in every state.


Home Depot breach bigger than Target's. Ouch. Use cash.

Despite the tech bubble, Microsoft lays off 2,100 workers. This is how a crash starts.

Warner Brothers to cut 1,000 jobs.

Dow and S&P hit record highs.

Stockman calls it the greatest bubble created by central banks in history.


Kansas Supreme Court allows Democrat to take name off ballot to boost chances of an independent against a Republican, but you can bet they wouldn't do the same for an independent who was trying to boost a Republican over a Democrat.

Even if the Scottish independence vote failed as one exit poll predicted, secession fever is running high.

Fire sale on Obama gear.

Leftist bigwigs don't like Hillary. For once, I agree.

Health Care

Obama wants to kick in doors and stick guns in people's faces for using anti-biotics. The war on drug created more drug use. The war on poverty created more poverty. Here's another war that will make things worse.

Six months later, report claims Obamacare enrollment is $7.3 million. I'm skeptical.

Remember when the VA claimed it ridiculous waits didn't kill anybody? Lies.
"The Department of Veterans Affairs' internal watchdog testified Wednesday that delayed treatment for thousands of Arizona veterans may have contributed to some deaths, a strikingly different emphasis than in an August report on the Phoenix VA medical center that emphasized that delayed care had not conclusively caused patient fatalities."

Police State

Apple says it is making it impossible for it to read data on most iPhones. Why only most? A technical solution should be universal unless a user keeps a default passcode. More.
"In the new mobile operating system, all you have to do is add a passcode (which you should already have anyway!) to opt in to encryption that denies Apple special access to your data. Apple announced on Wednesday night that even if it gets a warrant from law enforcement for your data, it will be unable to comply if you have this encryption enabled."
That sounds good. I bet we find out there's a backdoor later. Government will pass a law requiring a backdoor.

Androids will do the same.

Contrary to claims made by NSA, analysis shows Snowden's revelations didn't aid terrorists.
"The report itself goes on to make the point that, “Well prior to Edward Snowden, online jihadists were already aware that law enforcement and intelligence agencies were attempting to monitor them.” This point would seem obvious in light of the fact that terrorist groups have been employing tactics to evade digital surveillance for years. Indeed, such concerns about their use of sophisticated encryption technology predate even 9/11. Contrary to claims that such groups have fundamentally altered their practices due to information gleaned from these revelations, the report concludes. “The underlying public encryption methods employed by online jihadists do not appear to have significantly changed since the emergence of Edward Snowden.”"
Don't expect the refutation to be reported far and wide like the accusation.

Apple's secret warrant canary has disappeared, signaling it has likely been served with secret demands.

Police militarization is a consequence of US empire.

Police kidnap and threaten everybody in Phoenix airport terminal ostensibly to keep a gunman from threatening them. The term lockdown is government-speak for kidnapping, imprisoning and threatening.

Tax and Spend

Tax dollars are being wasted looking for non-existent dark matter.

NASA has failed to meet its goals regarding identifying near earth asteroids.

Boehner passes bill that funds Obamacare and Planned Parenthood.


Obama's wars can't be blamed on domestic politics. They're a product of a power madness. This article blames Victoria Nuland, but Obama hired her.

France plans to bomb ISIS, invite terrorist attacks in response.

Senate approves training and arming Syrian rebels.

Report concludes Ukrainian warplane shot down Malaysian flight. I've thought this was the best theory for a while now. I think the recorded evidence will eventually come out and prove it.

I'm sure this is misrepresented, but I'm sure Putin was ridiculing NATO.
"'If I wanted, Russian troops could not only be in Kiev in two days, but in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw or Bucharest, too,' Putin was quoted as threatening, according to Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko."
As if that guy is credible.


More states dump Michelle Obama's lunch restrictions.

Health Care

This sudden outbreak of respiratory illness may secretly come from illegal aliens.

Tax and Spend

IRS corruption.
"Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner John Koskinen testified Wednesday that the IRS did not save any of the information on Lois Lerner’s destroyed Blackberry and that there is no outside system to store agency emails.
“Hard drive crashes continue as we speak,” Koskinen admitted at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing when asked if any computers had recently crashed under his watch."
Why isn't Congress holding these people in contempt?

Another way the super-rich don't have to pay taxes.
"Private banking hub Luxembourg sought to lure more wealthy investors on Wednesday by opening a high-security centre designed to look like a jewel box, where collectors can store and trade valuables without paying customs or sales tax."
How about free ports for the rest of us?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Foreign Policy

Defense contractors were hacked at least 50 times since 2012, 20 times by the Chinese. But we're supposed to trust the government to protect the internet.

War on Drugs

More people are calling to legalize heroin, really opium.
"Writing in the Boston Globe, Jack Cole, a police officer for 26 years who is now board chair of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit organization “of criminal justice professionals who bear personal witness to the wasteful futility and harms of our current drug policies.” The mission of LEAP “is to reduce the multitude of harmful consequences resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ending drug prohibition.”"
LEAP might be the only law enforcement organization nobody has ever heard of.


The corrupt NCAA.
"behind this facade the National Collegiate Athletic Association and university athletic programs are simultaneously running two seemingly diametrically opposed rackets; one taking advantage of the players and the other ostensibly giving them unfair benefits. The NCAA is a tax-exempt, non-profit association that oversees the athletics of just under 1,300 universities. While the NCAA is not technically a government organization, it might as well be. It’s a burdensome bureaucracy that regulates the athletics of public universities, which are substantially funded and strictly regulated by the government. And like any government, the NCAA regulates in an attempt to restrict competition. As Lawrence Kahn noted, “Most economists who have studied the NCAA view it as a cartel that attempts to produce rents by restricting output and limiting payments for inputs such as player compensation.”"
The bureaucrats get rich while the athletes get next to nothing.
"And don’t let the term “non-profit” fool you. Some non-profits can be quite profitable. Indeed, the NCAA recently agreed to a $10.8 billion, fourteen-year contract with CBS and Turner Broadcasting to televise games. NCAA chairman Mark Emmert was rewarded for his efforts with a cool $1.7 million last year."


IOS 8 burns older iPhone users.
"Downsides to iOS 8 include increased storage and processing requirements, which are bad news for older iPhones, and a host of new bugs associated with the new features."
Slowing them down to pressure them for upgrades.

Price of ground beef hits record high over $4 a pound.

Dow sets another record.

IMF warns of excessive risk.

Police State

The advantage of private security over coercive police.
"“How would things be different,” muses Dale Brown of the Detroit-based Threat Management Center, “if police officers were given financial rewards and commendations for resolving dangerous situations peacefully, rather than for using force in situations where it’s neither justified nor effective?”"
Much better.

Egyptian police use dating sites to hunt down gays.


Over $1 billion raised for congressional elections, down from recent years.

On the ridiculous claim that some point of politics or law is settled forever.

Ron Paul on the upcoming Swiss referendum on gold, central bank policy and banking policy.
"Just like the US and the EU, Switzerland at the federal level is ruled by a group of elites who are more concerned with their own status, well-being, and international reputation than with the good of the country. The gold referendum, if it is successful, will be a slap in the face to those elites. The Swiss people appreciate the work their forefathers put into building up large gold reserves, a respected currency, and a strong, independent banking system. They do not want to see centuries of struggle squandered by a central bank. The results of the November referendum may be a bellwether, indicating just how strong popular movements can be in establishing central bank accountability and returning gold to a monetary role."
It's too bad that's being squandered.

Global Warming and Energy

Sierra Club accused of tax code violation.

Wave power sinks.

Increased CO2 makes trees grow faster.

More on unpreparedness for global cooling.

Nobody filed briefs supporting Michael Mann against Mark Steyn.

At a meeting touting EPA's carbon tax, power goes out. This Gore effect shows there is a God and he loves us.


On the lunacy of arming any Syrian rebels.
"If politics is all about timing, then the sponsors of this bill are clueless – it’s coming up for a vote in Congress just as these alleged Syrian "moderates" have signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS. Furthermore, the "moderate" Generalissimo of the Free Syrian Army has said he won’t lift a finger to fight ISIS."
But worse...
"The Lebanon Daily Star reports Free Syrian Army units near the Lebanese border are actively cooperating with the Nusra Front and ISIS: this is more than a mere nonaggression pact. It’s a full-blown military alliance: and if you’re wondering how ISIS is getting all those American-made weapons and trained fighters, the Star reports:
"The clashes in Arsal last month were sparked after the arrest of Imad Jomaa, an Islamist based in Arsal who had been aligned with the FSA before pledging allegiance to ISIS in July. His 150-strong Fajr al-Islam brigade followed him.
"Jomaa and his men, however, are not alone. Young, battle-hardened men around Arsal are joining the militarily successful, deep-pocketed Islamist militias in increasing numbers."
The Syrian rebels have made a political calculation that, from their point of view, seems unassailable. They’ve determined that Bashar al-Assad and his secular Ba’athist regime is "the principal enemy," as the truce agreement puts it. Whatever ideological and organizational disagreements the "moderate" Islamist fanatics have with the immoderate Islamist zealots can be dealt with after they get rid of the "heretical" Alawites and wipe out the remnants of Syria’s ancient Christian community, said to be the oldest in the world."
This is Obama's real plan.
"The McKeon amendment is a Lend-Lease bill for terrorists: if it passes, we’ll wind up handing sophisticated military equipment to ISIS – which will then be used against our "non-combat" troops in Iraq. And then they’ll tell us we can’t withdraw because otherwise those soldiers will have died in vain. "
They always say that.

House overwhelmingly votes to further arm Syrian rebels which means further arming ISIS.

I wonder how a bad measles vaccine ended up in Syrian rebel territory. I wonder why monsters that ISIS supposedly are give kids measles vaccines.

Shiite militias reject new Iraqi cabinet.


Club Sahara looks like the next bar being targeted by rulers.

Former sheriff's deputy arrested in 33 year old cold case murder of another deputy.

The area's daily school bomb threat cycled back to Kettering's Van Buren Middle School.

State hands out $5.5 million of other people's money to two local cronies.

Huber Heights losing property tax revenue because rulers have taxed the city into decline.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


School bans virginity rocks t-shirt.
"Robiano, a student at Ramay Junior High, purchased a t-shirt at a Christian festival that reads “Virginity Rocks” on the front, and “I’m loving my husband and I haven’t even met him” on the reverse, which sums up her beliefs on sex and marriage."

LA department of education gets armored vehicle and grenade launcher from Pentagon.

Global Warming and Energy

Major world leaders refuse Obama's New York global warming summit, embarrassing him.

The global warming frauds continually reach new heights of propaganda.
"Is there any limit to the extremes some climate propagandists will go?The Climategate team removed the warm 1940’s “blip”, erased the Medieval Warm PeriodHid the Decline, and tortured temperature & sea level data until it confessed, but a paper published Monday in Earth’s Future could take the cake by suggesting removal of “the Holocene Epoch from the geologic timescale” and replacing it with the fictitious, scary-sounding “geologic” timescale “The Anthropocene.”"

Emails reveal revolving door and collusion between EPA and green activists.

NASA GISS caught increasing recent historical temperatures again to make it appear hotter than it really is.
"Not too surprisingly, much of the increase in trend was caused by adjustments to data from 2000 to 2013."

New Antarctic sea ice extent record blamed on winds and non-existent atmospheric warming.


Osama bin Laden, despite being dead, is winning.

On the sexual assault of men in the military.

There are lots of parallels between the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine because both are proxy wars against against Russia, but there are parallels in Afghanistan too.

ISIS shoots down Syrian fighter jet.

Russian ruble hits record low on sanctions and lower oil price. The Saudis must have cranked up oil production to hurt Russia which explains the lowest gas prices of the year.

Police State

DOJ demands immunity for non-governmental group targeting Iran.
"The U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal judge on Friday to throw out a lawsuit against the American Coalition Against Nuclear Iran, Inc., more popularly known as United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI). Greek shipping magnate Victor Restis sued UANI last year claiming the group’s false public allegations he aided Iran’s nuclear program had cost him billions in lost revenue. Mystery surrounds precisely how the U.S. Department of Justice decided to become involved in the civil suit. Clues may be found in its most court recent filing (PDF) demanding the lawsuit be shut down. On February 14, 2014 “the Government informed the Court that the United States wished to have an opportunity to determine whether the Government had an interest in this action.” According to the court docket (PDF) through that time UANI was losing a series of key battles to dismiss the Restis lawsuit and evade standard discovery motions that would have revealed its secret sources of funding and clandestine operations to obtain sensitive information. It is likely UANI called in the government to help get the case dismissed.
UANI clearly has a lot to hide. Its board of advisors includes the former head of a country’s foreign intelligence services in the top tier targeting the United States for economic and military secrets – Israeli Mossad’s former General Director Meir Dagan."
This sounds impressively corrupt.

NSA spying supposedly hasn't cost US foreign or domestic friends.


Since car dealers in Massachusetts don't sell Tesla's. they can't sue Tesla for selling directly to customers.

Tax and Spend

World rulers propose world-wide tax policy to keep corporations from reducing their tax bills.

NASA to spend billions to ferry astronauts to the ISS.
"After NASA has certified that each company has successfully built its spacecraft, SpaceX and Boeing will each fly two to six missions. The certification process will be step-by-step, similar to the methods used in the cargo contracts, and will involve five milestones. The contracts will be paid incrementally as they meet these milestones. One milestone will be a manned flight to the ISS, with one NASA astronaut on board. Boeing will receive $4.2 billion, while SpaceX will get $2.6 billion."
That's astronomical.

NASA spends tax dollars to create propaganda video about what Mars may have, but did not, look like four billion years ago. It's absolutely absurd.


Apple edits protruding camera from iPhone 6 photos in example of clearly fraudulent advertising.

New data center protects against EMP from nuclear blast or solar storm. The market provides.


I like how this discovery is presented as if there couldn't be any other explanation than a neutron star swallowed by a red giant.


Gas prices hit yearly lows.

Huber Heights's mayor threatened with recall, but not before two tax levies go up for vote in November.


In a good reminder that pro sports in the US is an extension of our political system, the NFL hires a former White House aide. Why not Condoleezza Rice?

Condoleezza Rice's name has come up as a replacement for Roger Goodell.

NFL bars RGIII from wearing Jesus t-shirt to press conference.

The banksters continue their pressure on Scots with Alan Greenspan opposing independence. I bet this bankster pressure is backfiring.

The Senate's formerly secret rulebook.

Health Care

False positive readings from mammograms linked with increased cancer later on.
"Many US women dutifully get their annual mammogram, believing it to be a proactive way to reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer. You may not have heard, however, about a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) -- one of the largest and longest studies of mammography to date -- involving 90,000 women followed for 25 years. It found that mammograms have absolutely NO impact on breast cancer mortality.14 Over the course of the study, the death rate from breast cancer was virtually identical between those who received an annual mammogram and those who did not, while 22 percent of screen-detected invasive breast cancers were over-diagnosed, leading to unnecessary treatment."
Hopefully none pulled an Angelina Jolie.


Goering quote:
""Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." -- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials "
Obama knows.

Monday, September 15, 2014


I've been advocating the repeal of all executive orders for a long time. Now Rand Paul is considering the same. Good for him.


Market punishes Urban Outfitters for bloodstained Kent State sweat shirt. The market levies harsh punishment for bad actors, unlike government which rewards bad actors.


Death toll rises from faulty GM ignition switch.

Tax and Spend

As the US welfare state becomes more like the European welfare state, more Americans, over half, like Europeans, are single.

Police State

Comcast, because it's an agent of the police state, threatens to drop users who use Tor.

NSA says its thorough search of Snowden's email turned up no evidence he raised concerns about surveillance programs, and, as we know, the NSA never lies.

FBI's facial recognition software is online and ready to produce false positives.


Chinese city sets up no-cell-phone pedestrian lanes.


Northmont City Schools must need money, so they're bribing people without children with a continental breakfast to "showcase" what children can do.

I guess half of I-75 construction is done since it's switching lanes.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Deadlock from Swedish election.


NATO officially begins arming Ukraine, but it's been doing so unofficially for a while.

Ukraine is another artificial country that is naturally divided.

Foreign Policy

NSA and little brother GCHQ are breaking into telecoms including Germany's to map every device on the internet.
"Treasure Map allows for the creation of an "interactive map of the global Internet" in "near real-time," the document notes. Employees of the so-called "FiveEyes" intelligence agencies from Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which cooperate closely with the American agency NSA, can install and use the program on their own computers. One can imagine it as a kind of Google Earth for global data traffic, a bird's eye view of the planet's digital arteries."
They call it Treasure Map.
"A program called Treasure Map even has its own logo, a skull superimposed onto a compass, the eye holes glowing in demonic red, reminiscent of a movie poster for the popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, starring Johnny Depp."
They don't even think of themselves as the good guys.

Global Warming and Energy

Government's corrupt obsession with global warming has left the world unprepared for real global cooling.

Federal Reserve

Central banks' Bank of International Settlements (BIS) admits ridiculous money-printing by central banks have created a stock market bubble.


Obama's bullying White House, considered worse than Nixon's, claims it didn't threaten.families of reporters beheaded by ISIS. I believe the families.

So the US national anthem was written by a tone-deaf lyricist, copied from a British Empire drinking song . Doubly ironic.


Eight year old arrested for felony bomb threat at Oakwood school. This is what prison-schools have produced.

Goodsports claims it still wants to build next to Huber Heights's music boondoggle. I'm skeptical.
"According to the current and second amended agreement with Huber Heights, GoodSports must complete construction by Sept. 1, 2015, or the land will be turned over to the city."
So they just gave them the land. Must be nice.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Prison-school to fingerprint prisoners ostensibly to track their diets.

Police State

Proving all the talk about curbing NSA's powers was baloney, judge renews NSA's bulk surveillance of Americans.


Salt shortage drives up price for winter.


The Scottish independence movement is just one of many in Europe.

Texas secessionists hope for Scottish independence.


Corruption is rampant in the US patent office.


Criticism of the claim that neutrino detection proves the standard model of the sun.

Global Warming and Energy

Antarctic sea ice extent sets a new record.


Both White House and Pentagon contradict Kerry and say US is at war with ISIS. I must have missed Congress declaring that.

ISIS beheads Briton in similar video to the two American victims.

Obama claims that moderate Syrian jihadists would be the boots on the ground to fight ISIS, but they just agreed to a non-aggression pact with ISIS. They already worked hand-in-hand.
"The fantasy of Obama’s plan to fund, arm, and train the “moderates” in Syria to be the leading edge in the US war on ISIS was completely laid bare just days after his speech, as the Syrian “moderates” signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS at a meeting just outside Damascus.
They agreed they would not fight each other until they defeat the Assad government, which, strangely enough, is the US goal as well. "
Americans will topple Assad for them.

I like Buchanan's assessment.
"The strategy that President Obama laid out Wednesday night to “degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL,” is incoherent, inconsistent and, ultimately, non-credible."
But that's not Obama's goal. Buchanan shouldn't take Obama at his word.

Intelligence agencies don't even know how many fighters are in ISIS.

Former CIA bigwig advocates assassinating Putin.


Arizona sheriff claims border patrol agents are baking birthday cakes. I don't believe it.

Tax and Spend

Record federal tax revenue through August.