Tuesday, June 20, 2017

War

Iran strikes rebels in Syria with missile.

Economy

Housing starts fall for third straight month.

Fed raises key rate despite supposedly low inflation.

Money supply growth fell to the lowest level since July 2008.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Environment

Withdrawing from Paris helps most vulnerable.

Politics

The deep state corrals the Senate into nearly unanimous new Russian sanctions. Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders were the only Senators to vote against the bill.

Analysis of obstruction of justice law show Trump didn't break that law.

Socialism

Trump orders government to stop preparing for Y2K 17 years after Y2K.

Police State

Japan joins the spy state alliance.

Mexican rulers kill journalists more than anybody.

War

Robo-soldiers to outnumber human troops.

Trump sends 4,000 more soldiers to Afghanistan.

Local

School populations decline but budgets rise.

Economy

Even the DDN recognizes the craft beer business is a boom.

May second best month on record for new businesses.

West Chester ax-throwing business.

Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Shares were suspended.

While a supposedly lone leftist nut was shooting three rulers in Washington, rulers were crushing all of us via Fed and political policies.
"The American people are being brought to ruin by three institutions that are mortal threats to liberty and prosperity. To wit, the Federal Reserve, the military/industrial/surveillance complex and a sinecured Congress that is burying unborn generations in debt – even as it sanctimoniously presumes that it is doing god’s work by servicing the beltway racketeers who keep it perpetually in office." 
Great quote.
"On the latter score, it is worth reminding once again. An incumbent House member standing for reelection has a smaller chance of losing his seat than did a Politburo member during the heyday of the postwar Soviet Union."
Great observation. This article touches everything.
"As we will document further tomorrow, the first part of Yellen’s proclamation is a risible lie. There has been zero net gain in industrial production since September 2007; no net gain in breadwinners jobs since January 2001; and zero gains in real median family incomes since 1989."
Oh, boy.

We should name bubble and bust business cycles for the Fed Chairmen who create them.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Politics

Special attorney Mueller is a cover-up expert.

War

ISIS attacks Iran.

477 killed in Iraq.

Economy

America's big five tech stocks lost $97.5 billion in valuation Friday.

Police State

British PM May wants to ban encryption as if that's the problem.

Environmentalism

Socialism has left only one male of this species of rhinoceros in the wild.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Politics

Even if this report is true, the Russians did not hack the US election.
"I would also note that there is no proof provided in the report to support the assertion that the GRU, Russian military-intelligence service, carried out the probes. Would a highly-sophisticated intelligence service behave so transparently in an operation that would certainly be regarded as highly sensitive? I think not. Cut-outs would have been used to misdirect anyone looking to determine the hand behind the hacks."
In other words, since this hack couldn't possibly influence the election, it's more likely somebody like the CIA pretended to be Russians.

The plutocrat, corporate cronies of the deep state.
"Like nothing else, the Trump populist revolution has exposed the sub rosa presence in American lives of a “transpartisan elite with its own interests.”"
Yes.

A couple blasts from the past:

Jimmy Carter identifies US rule by oligarchy at the top of the deep state.

Study shows the U.S. is an oligarchy rather than a democratic republic.

Misc

If dated accurately, 300,000 year old homo sapiens fossils push back human evolution 100,000 years.

Local

Bar owner explains how government shut him down.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Police State

Microsoft releases software that bricks smartphones, calls it an accident. They're working with the government.