Saturday, April 29, 2017

Environment

Despite outrageously wrong predictions, greens win awards.

Health Care

Socialized medicine cancer doctor in UK performed unnecessary breast surgeries to boost his income.

Economy

Investors turn picky, threatening worthless startups.

Foreign Policy

Turkey blocks Wikipedia. That could foreshadow something big.

Trump the flip-flopper.

Politics

Ohio Governor Kasich is right when he says the two political parties are collapsing.

Republicans still back Trump, but congressional Republicans don't.

Neither of the two parties which have ruled France since Charles De Galle made it to the national election.

Local

The $4 million River Run will bring nothing to Dayton, although I love it.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Misc

Thunderstorms produce gamma ray bursts from electrical activity.

Police State

NSA lies about stopping collecting data. It collects everything.

Wikileaks reveals CIA tool to track whistle-blowers called the Snowden Stopper.

Idiot claims putting a cop in every school and day care will stop mass shootings. Tell that to victims at Luby's.

Regulation

Apple and Tesla demand California change self-driving car rule.

The 800 startups which depend on net neutrality are rent seekers and should have to compete in a free market.

War

Interactive map shows all wars in progress.

US grows military presence in Africa.
"If you’re a reader of TomDispatch, then you know something of real importance about this country that most Americans don’t. As an imperial power, there’s never been anything like the United States when it comes to garrisoning this planet. By comparison, the Romans and imperial Chinese were pikers; the Soviet Union in its prime was the poorest of runners-up; even the British, at the moment when the sun theoretically never set on their empire, didn’t compare. The U.S. has hundreds of military bases ranging in size from small American towns to tiny outposts across the planet, and yet you could spend weeks, months, years paying careful attention to the media here and still have no idea that this was so. Though we garrison the globe in a historically unprecedented way, that fact is not part of any discussion or debate in this country; Congress doesn’t hold hearings on global basing policy; reporters aren’t sent out to cover the subject; and presidents never mention it in speeches to the nation. Clearly, nothing is to be made of it."
Wow.

Trump exaggerates the threat from North Korea.

Politics

I'm not surprised women rulers are more likely to wage war than men.

Trump puts the generals in charge.

Obama capitalizes on Clinton-esque speaking fees.

Economy

Rapid Fired Pizza plans to add 175 locations in more states.

Despite supposedly booming economy, Ohio's public pensions are cutting benefits.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Case pitting states rights and the second amendment against all federal gun control laws should end up at Supreme Court.

Economy

Six figure salaries are low income in the Bay area.

Health Care

Death panel case in UK proves under socialized medicine, the state owns you.

Environment

Because the greens undermined Britain's power grid, driving up prices, conservatives propose price caps. That'll work like Nixon's price caps on gas.

Former Obama official admits bureaucrats mislead about global warming for personal and political gain.

Strong correlation between solar wind speed and North Atlantic Oscillation.

So-called March for Science was not for science.

Education

Georgia deputies grope 900 students without cause in name of war on drugs.

War on Drugs

Florida legislators reject the will of 70 percent of voters who voted to legalize medical marijuana.

War

Another analysis contradicts claims Assad gassed the rebels with Sarin.

History of why North Korea wants nuclear weapons. They're the best deterrent in the world. The US has repeated threatened to nuke North Korea. Here's the updated link to the original article identifying six times the US overtly threatened NK with weapons.

More history about who started the Korean war.

David Stockman on North Korea.
"Instead, Deng not only rescued Mao’s calamity by turning from firing squads to a hyperactive printing press, but spawned the greatest Ponzi scheme of borrowing, building, speculation and malinvestment in human history. It is surely a false and unsustainable prosperity, but for the moment it rings out a great irony. Rather than a threat to America’s security, Mr. Deng’s great Red Ponzi is considered by Wall Street to be the very engine of “growth” in the modern world and the suzerains of Beijing the very model of unfailing prosperity management and economic “stimulus” if, as and when needed."
Back to China.
"The fact is, the seven decade confrontation on the 38th parallel is an artifact of empire, not a necessity of homeland security. It is the handiwork of a Warfare State served by a permanent political class that derives its power, purpose and resources from the faithful pursuit and stewardship of an American Imperium.
Well said.
"So how is it that a nation that has been growing by leaps and bounds for a half-century cannot defend itself from a two-bit industrial backwater run by a certifiable lunatic? Why is it that no one in Washington has bothered to notice that since 2002 South Korea’s economy has grown every four months by more than the entire current GDP of North Korea.
The argument for the huge US presence in South Korea, of course, is that it provides a trip-wire deterrent that puts the North Korean ruler on notice that an attack on South Korea is an attack on Washington. But with respect to a potential conventional attack, that’s just plain malarkey.
If South Korea with 81X the economy, twice the population and infinitely more industrial base and technological sophistication can’t or won’t defend itself from the “potemkin” economy and military north of its border, why should the American taxpayers and soldiers be called into the breach?"

No kidding.

Politics

In another victory for the deep state, Trump flip-flopped on Wikileaks from supporting it to wanting to arrest Assange.

Long overdue criticism of Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Media

Google changes search results ostensibly to fight fake news but really to promote the establishment. Google is using people, people no doubt vetted for their establishment views, to filter its results.

Police State

NSA spy blimp illegally spied on New York citizens.

Recently leaked NSA Windows exploit infects over 60,000 machines.

Local

The bubble hits Hamilton too.

Jobless rate falls in Dayton Metro in March.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Regulation

Bangkok bans super-popular street food stalls.

Health Care

The appendix is valuable to the immune system.

AI better than doctors at assessing heart attack risk.

Misc

Comet strike in 10.950 BC blamed for Younger Drias, but maybe it was something else.

Rough guide to spotting bad science.

Foreign Policy

Details of the failed coup in Turkey. Turkey has become a flash-point.

Police State

In another successful Obama policy, crime rates were rising as Obama left office.

Federal Reserve

Indian ATMs running dry.

The IMF proposes abolishing cash.

Politics

Leftists are taking combat training so they can be more effective at violent protests.

Pat Buchanan channels Hanns Herman-Hoppe when describing the failure of divinized democracy.

Transgenders will destroy women's sports. Sports will become the transgender political battleground.

War

Our Korea policy is stupid.
"Why, 64 years after the Korean War, a quarter-century after the Cold War, are we still obliged to go to war to defend South Korea from a North with one-half the South’s population and 3 percent of its gross domestic product?
Why are we, on the far side of the Pacific, still responsible for containing North Korea when two of its neighbors — Russia and China — are nuclear powers and South Korea and Japan could field nuclear and conventional forces far superior to Kim’s?
How long into the future will containing militarist dictators in Pyongyang with nuclear missiles be America’s primary responsibility?"
We should trade with North Korea.

Claim aggression against North Korea is really a prelude to war with China. This article explains why I'm skeptical.

Tax and Spend

IRS employs debt collection firms.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Politics

Leftists reject Chelsea Clinton but that won't stop them. Hillary won't go away either.

War

New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco suffer power outages in feared cyber-attack.

Socialism

How government degrades culture. To the government, bad art must be funded the same as mediocre art and great art.

Reguation

Automation as a response to minimum wage laws is not a good thing.

Politics

Still no evidence of a Russian plot to get Trump elected.
"“The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for President in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends.”"
A politician got something right.

Health Care

107 cancer papers retracted for peer review fraud. Nobody in a free market would tolerate this.

Police State

As I predicted, sex toy maker eavesdropped on users, allowing NSA perverts to spy on people during sex.

US preparing charges against Wikileaks's Assange. Hypocrisy.
"One cable news channel had the following back-to-back reports yesterday: (1) the Trump administration is preparing to prosecute Julian Assange for the truthful government secrets allegedly made available by WikiLeaks; (2) an organization in New York is seeking to promote transparency in government. Perhaps the news channel management thought that putting these two stories together would suffice to show the ongoing war against truth that passes for information in our world."
You can't make this stuff up.

Local

Dayton to bring back red light and speed cameras by monitoring them with a live cop.

Immigration

Ilana Mercer blasts the H-1B immigration program.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Economy

The number of people collecting unemployment checks hits 17 year low.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

War

Trump sends two more aircraft carriers toward Korea. Three total.

Health Care

Negative consequences of chickenpox vaccine outweigh benefits.

Politics

List of Trump flip-flops favorable to the establishment.

Killing people boosts Trump's approval rating to 50 percent

Economy

Now we have an auto loan bubble.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Foreign Policy

Turks vote to expand Erdogan's powers in vote which has legitimacy questioned.

Tax and Spend

State property tax burdens. Ohio and Texas are high. NC is low. Florida is middle.

War

Trump accepts Montenegro into NATO. Fortunately, the rest of NATO hasn't.

More evidence contradicts claims Assad gassed his own people.
"More importantly, the US military allegedly knew in advance that the strike was coming: Russian military officers informed their American counterparts of the Syrian military’s plan to strike the warehouse in Khan Sheikhoun city 24 hours before the planned airstrike, according to the former US official who spoke with Truthout. The official is in direct contact with a US military intelligence officer with access to information about the US-Russian communications. The military intelligence officer reported to his associate that the Russians provided the information about the strike to the Americans through the normal US-Russian Syria deconfliction telephone line, which was established after the Russian intervention in 2015 to prevent any accidental clash between the two powers. The officer said that Russia communicated to the US the fact that the Syrians believed that the warehouse held toxic chemicals. "
More lies.

Leaked 1983 CIA docs sound exactly like today's situation in Syria.
"Prophetically foreshadowing the current crisis (and apparent action plan), leaked CIA documents from the reign of Bashar al-Assad’s father in the 1980s show a Washington Deep State plan coalescing to “bring real muscle to bear against Syria,” toppling its leader (in favor of one amenable to US demands) , severing ties with Russia (its primary arms dealer), and paving the way for an oil and gas pipeline of Washington’s choosing."
I guess that plan is still in place.

US backs Saudi slaughter in Yemen.

Health Care

88 percent of medical second opinions give different diagnosis.

Misc

Nobody understands how AIs do things. More.

Police State

Google, Apple, GM, Ford, Uber, Tesla, even Nvidia, and everybody else is developing a self-driving car so you know government is behind this.

Hackers release NSA's hacking arsenal.

Politics

Whaley investigates running for governor.

Judge Napolitano's claim British GCHQ spied on Trump for Obama validated.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Politics

Reclusive hedge-fund manager, supposedly libertarian, behind the Trump campaign.

Leftists start violence at Trump rally in Berkeley.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Regulations

Regulations that limit competition allowed United to abuse passenger.

Media

CIA director blasts Wikileaks for exposing its crimes. That's like the mafia criticizing the media for publishing its crimes.

Cable networks are speeding up shows to cram in more advertising.

War

Trump hands power to fight ISIS to military. I wonder what they'll decide.

Trump ramps up ground troops in Syria.

Police State

Hackers' release of NSA malware considered most dangerous yet.

Tax and Spend

Feds collect record taxes through March while still running deficit.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

War

Trump flip-flops and now supports NATO.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Police State

Twitter deletes negative tweets about United using violence against a costumer on an overbooked flight. This shows the corporate world as part of government.

Health Care

Big Pharma controls a vaccine court.

Zika is a Big Pharma fraud.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Economy

Tallest skyscraper west of Chicago finishes in San Francisco, inviting skyscraper curse.

Terrible jobs report for March.

War

Trump is supposed to oppose war in Syria.

Tensions with Russia jump.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Economy

The new housing bubble created by government's Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Foreign Policy

The narrative that supports the deep state is crumbling.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Environment

House bill orders NOAA to focus on weather, not climate. It won't matter.

Misc

Scientists will be surprised when they image the Milky Way's center black hole because it doesn't exist.

Health Care

Wine engages the brain.

Media

ESPN replaces Sage Steele for expressing conservative opinions.

War

Assad blamed for another Syrian chemical weapons attack which is more likely a false flag.

Foreign Policy

NSA funds Britain's GCHQ over 100 million.
"Weaker regulation of British spies ‘a selling point’ for NSA"
Of course it is.

Education

Government takeover of education and research has cut those products off from their customers.

Police State

Taser offers free body cameras to all police.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Health Care

Foods toxic to dogs and cats.

High mortality rates of white American males, compared to consistently increasing lifespans in other countries, show American leftists are winning the war against white males.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Health Care

I'm skeptical of this hangover cure.

Crony groups fight cheap EpiPen competitor. Of course they do.

Economy

Supposedly each robot will eliminate six jobs.

Local

Archaic issue regarding old canal land control which had been blocking the sale of Montgomery County Fairgrounds gets solved when Gov. Kasich signs a transfer.

Cops chase another driver until he kills someone.

Socialism

Lyft introduces service designed to compete with buses.

Freedom of Speech

State of Georgia wins copyright lawsuit against man who published its laws.

Two activists who went undercover and filmed Planned Parenthood charged with 15 felonies.

Politics

The deeper people investigate claims Russians hacked the DNC, the more evidence they find to the contrary.

The Trump-Russia story is fake news.

While leftist claims she can be black the same way men and women can claim to be the opposite sex, throwing the left into a tizzy.

Now that Trump has evidence of the deep state spying on him, will he fight or submit? I think he'll fight. He said he would before he was elected.
"So, were Trump and his associates “wiretapped?” Of course not. Wiretapping went out of vogue decades ago, having been rendered obsolete by leaps in surveillance technology.
The real question is: Were Trump and his associates surveilled? Wake up, America. Was no one paying attention to the disclosures from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 when he exposed Director of National Intelligence James Clapper as a liar for denying that the NSA engaged in bulk collection of communications inside the United States.
The reality is that EVERYONE, including the President, is surveilled. The technology enabling bulk collection would have made the late demented FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s mouth water." 
But nobody cares.

Obama's loosened spying rules is the Watergate of our time.

Campaign to buy and publish browsing histories of representatives who overturned privacy protections.

War

US strikes markets in Mosul killing 200 civilians.

The American century was the deadliest ever by far.

Foreign Policy

Pat Buchanan calls Putin a statesman.

The CIA used Nazi war criminals against the Soviet Union.

Police State

Cops arrest far fewer people in California than they did a couple years ago. This is great news, but it's presented as bad news.

North Dakota allows police to use armed, non-lethal drones, but Connecticut is considering legalizing lethally-armed drones for police.

Local

Dayton rulers to spend $1 million in Arcade redevelopment.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Foreign Policy

Wikileaks published CIA code showing how CIA disguised its hacking as if done by foreign governments. More.

Politics

We should never create an environment when a person castrates themselves multiple times.

Economy

GE CEO says robots won't steal jobs. What's missing from this discussion is the creation of wealth. More.

Tech giants claim they won't sell your browsing history in the same way they said you could have unlimited data. The government has it all.

Media

Of course parents should be responsible for which videos children watch online, but since government is destroying the family by destroying the economy and trapping children in government prison-schools, it's not possible.

Local

WSU accounting reports proven fraudulent.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Police State

Outrageous charges against reporters who ran sting operation against Planned Parenthood to silence people from doing the same.

Economy

Amazon-Walmart price war is squeezing grocery suppliers.

Foreign Policy

EU president says he'll break up US, getting Texas and Ohio to secede, because Trump supported Brexit.

Protests in Russia are undoubtedly funded by US rulers.

You know the US is manipulating the Ecuadorian election to get at Assange.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

War on Drugs

Admitted drug lab corruption could overturn 23,000 convictions. I'm more concerned about the much greater unadmitted corruption.

Tax and Spend

Less than 1 percent of scientific papers follow scientific method.

Media

Judge Napolitano returns after being suspended for explaining how politicians use allied intelligence agencies to spy on their opposition.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Media

Netflix is eating Hollywood.

Economy

Elon Musk warns there could be no stopping AI. Musk announces product to link people with AI. More.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Regulation

Patents prevent us from owning nice things.

Environment

Record low for Arctic sea ice in winter.

1.2 billion barrels of oil discovered in Alaska.

Local

Sauerkraut festival considers moving because of new regulations.

Dayton skyscraper for sale. It won't sell for much despite the bubble.

Sinclair college to increase fees.

War

Ten changes to stop terrorism.
"Top security experts agree that mass surveillance makes us MORE vulnerable to terrorists.
Indeed, even the NSA admits that it’s collecting too MUCH information to stop terror attacks.
In virtually every recent terror attack – in Boston, Paris, San Bernadino, Orlando, etc. – the suspect was already on a terror watch list, known to authorities, previously interviewed by the FBI, or the like. They were already known to authorities.
Mass surveillance simply doesn’t keep us safer.  Indeed, instead of focusing on known bad guys and their associates, the government is flooded with surveillance data from spying on everybody. So they can’t do their job to stop terrorists."
Like I keep saying.

Health Care

Why our health care stinks.
"As regulators allowed special interests to help design policy, everything from medical education to drugs became dominated by virtual monopolies that wouldn’t have otherwise existed if not for government’s notion that intervening in people’s lives is part of their job."
That's it.

Politics

Evidence shows Trump was right about being surveilled and those who said otherwise are liars.
"Two days after FBI Director James Comey assured us there was no truth to President Trump’s tweet about being wiretapped by Barack Obama, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Trump may have had more than just a small point.
The U.S. intelligence community, says Nunes, during surveillance of legitimate targets, picked up the names of Trump transition officials during surveillance of targets, “unmasked” their identity, and spread their names around, virtually assuring they would be leaked."
I wonder if the majority of people will find this out.
"The real scandal, which the media regard as a diversion from the primary target, Trump, is that a Deep State conspiracy to bring down his presidency seems to have been put in place by Obamaites, and perhaps approved by Obama himself."
The press will never report that.
"On Jan. 12, writes Henninger, the Times “reported that Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed rules that let the National Security Agency disseminate ‘raw signals intelligence information’ to 16 other intelligence agencies.”
Astounding. The Obamaites seeded the U.S. and allied intel communities with IEDs to be detonated on Trump’s arrival. This is the scandal, not Trump telling Vlad to go find Hillary’s 30,000 missing emails.
We need to know who colluded with the Russians, if anyone did. But more critically, we need to unearth the deep state conspiracy to sabotage a presidency."
Good luck with that. It'll take a whistleblower.
"As for the reports of Lynch-White House involvement in this unfolding plot to damage and destroy Trump the real question is: What did Barack Obama know, and when did he know it?" 
You won't see any congressional hearings about that.

The New York Times reported Obama wiretapped Trump bank in January.

Even Teddy Roosevelt warned the US was ruled by a secret, deep state.

Anti-Trump protestors start fights at Trump rally.

I've long advocated splitting California in two.  New Yorkers outside New York City should do the same.

Economy

More American jobs likely to be taken over by robots than in other countries.

Robots to take 10 million British jobs.

American farmers forced to hack their tractors with Ukrainian code.

Bill Gates is still the world's richest man.

Police State

New bulldozer-like riot control vehicle.

NSA programs.

Legalized robbery.
"In modern-day America, greedy government goons steal from the innocent to give to the corrupt under court- and legislature-sanctioned schemes called civil asset forfeiture. In fact, according to The Washington Post, “law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did.”"
Lovely.

UK again demands backdoors into encryption proving encryption works and having a backdoor wouldn't have stopped the latest terrorist attack.

The National Geospacial Intelligence Agency is a multi-billion dollar spy agency nobody has heard off.

Cyberwarriors can stop cars, open jail cells and shut off water.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

War

Trump's military budget increase proposal - just the increase - is larger than all but two countries spend on military.

Police State

Comcast offers pervasive, 24/7 surveillance system to companies. NSA, CIA and FBI approve.

Regulation

How come China gets a secure version of Windows 10 but not Americans. F*** Microsoft.

Environment

Harvard and UN team up to test geoengineering. What could go wrong?

Record precipitation and snowpack in California. So much for the eternal drought.

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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Police State

Accusation Furgeson police created a fake story of Michael Brown robbing the convenience store before a cop killed him.
"Filmmaker Jason Pollock says he uncovered explosive video footage that proves Missouri police suppressed evidence in order to create the impression that Michael Brown, the teenager shot by a cop in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, robbed a convenience store shortly before the encounter."
I don't know if it's true or not, but it's plausible. We do know the police failed to follow procedures during the investigation; for example they allowed the cop to keep his gun. The state is too corrupt to trust.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Foreign Policy

China concerned over CIA hacking. No kidding.

Federal Reserve

Fractional reserve gold. Like bank notes, banks don't hold the gold they owe to people, so when you come to collect, it may not be there.

Politics

60 percent of posts supporting Obamacare come from a handful of paid activists.

Paid activists dominate social media.

Social media sites purging non-leftists.

Soros, globalists, and leftists preparing and funding massive protests (riots).

Bill Clinton recognizes the artificial left-right division rulers have agitated threaten their power.

The attacks on Trump might be effective, but they hurt Democrats and all rulers too. That's what Bill Clinton is warning about.

Politics around Trump is fun to watch.
"That was the thing about Clouseau; unlike Sherlock Holmes, who would prevail through intelligence and skill, Clouseau could always be counted on to stumble out of danger and pratfall his way to victory. And the bad guys, no matter how smart they were, no matter how skilled, couldn’t beat him.
I’ll be frank; I still can’t decide whether Trump is Holmes or Clouseau. But the sonofabitch always wins, and his enemies always lose in spectacular fashion, and it’s making for the presidency that’s far more enjoyable to watch than any Hollywood movie."
He's neither. He has the instincts to fight back, and the people like that.

The first of two FISA warrants to wiretap Trump was submitted right after Bill Clinton met AG Lynch on the tarmac in Phoenix.

Trump will change little of note in Washington.
"Trump’s Russophobic appointments, such as McMaster, Mattis, and Fiona Hill are actually worst than Obama’s Victoria Nuland, Samantha Power, and Susan Rice. Just as Hillary and Nuland brought regime change to Ukraine, Tillerson at the State Department has signaled regime change of the democratically elected government in Venezuela. Ecuador and Bolivia won’t be far behind."
Ecuador houses Julian Assange.

Blaming Obama for replacing the last Pope.

Education

This is what government schools produce.
"According to The Nation’s Report Card, only 37 percent of 12th-graders were proficient in reading in 2015, and just 25 percent were proficient in math (https://www.nationsreportcard.gov). For black students, achievement levels were a disgrace. Nationally, 17 percent of black students scored proficient in reading, and 7 percent scored proficient in math. In some cities, such as Detroit, black academic proficiency is worse; among eighth-graders, only 4 percent were proficient in math, and only 7 percent were proficient in reading."
Socialist education.

Environment

Australian farmers switch to diesel power because of renewable energy shortage.

Elon Musk promises to fix Australia's energy shortage problem in 100 days with batteries or it's free.

New EPA chief says CO2 isn't the cause of global warming.

Freakishly hot February.

Top global warming propaganda organization to close because of lack of funding.

Police State

How the FBI corrupted Geek Squad to spy on people.

How wiretaps theoretically work. In reality the NSA collects everything.

Bin Laden has won.

Wikileaks's Vault 7 press release. More.

17 instances of criminality documented in the CIA Vault 7 leak.

The CIA is not targeting terrorists.
"Among the list of possible targets of the collection are ‘Asset’, ‘Liason Asset’, ‘System Administrator’, ‘Foreign Information Operations’, ‘Foreign Intelligence Agencies’ and ‘Foreign Government Entities’. Notably absent is any reference to extremists or transnational criminals."
Not surprising. Terrorists promote government power.
"As Wikileaks noted, the CIA did not seem especially interested in ISIS, or drug cartels.
But the French Election did interest the CIA. We know they monitored the candidates to intercept communications. The CIA was especially interested in the prospects of French economic growth, specifically which candidates would follow “the German model of export-led growth.”"
Again, not surprising.
"The CIA mission seems to be controlling the world economy and choosing who will win elections of foreign governments. Where is the focus on Isis, China, and Iran coming from? The leaked documents specifically mention 10,000 targets from North America, Europe, and South America."
Not surprising.
"In reality, it is the CIA creating and disseminating these weapons in a disorganized insecure way that makes us all more vulnerable to whoever’s hands the cyber weapons have fallen into. We have been less safe since the CIA built the hacking arsenal."
Exactly.
"Which also brings up more questions about sketchy incidents like the death of investigative reporter Michael Hastings.
Vault 7 confirmed the CIA’s interest in taking over and controlling vehicles. Michael Hastings died in a strange and mysterious car accident.
He was preparing a report on then-CIA Director Brennan’s involvement in sanitizing Obama’s passport records. Hastings died when his car hit a tree and exploded, just three months after Brennan became head of the CIA."
Which is why suddenly everybody is developing a self-driving car.

Self-driving cars should be called hacker-available cars.

The CIA hacks make it easier for Russian, Chinese, Iranians, North Koreans, and terrorists to hack us. That sounds like aiding and abetting the enemy to me.
"When do the unlimited powers of the Intelligence/Security agencies threaten America’s domestic and global national interests? The CIA and its political enablers claim the agency’s essentially unlimited powers, partially revealed by Wikileak’s Vault 7, pose no threat to America’s interests, since they are intended to “defend” American interests.
This is the rationale presented by neocon CIA allies in both political parties: the CIA can’t possibly threaten America’s interests because the CIA defines America’s interests."
That reminds me of Nixon claiming anything done by the president is, but definition, not criminal. It also contradicts what we learned above.

Ransomware didn't lock people out of their hotel rooms, but it can lock people with smart locks out of their houses.

Tech companies in bed with CIA against Wikileaks.

CIA funded Google and Facebook.

The DoD's venture capital network.
"Total participants in the DoD’s Highlands Forum number over a thousand, although sessions largely consist of small closed workshop style gatherings of maximum 25–30 people, bringing together experts and officials depending on the subject. Delegates have included senior personnel from SAIC and Booz Allen Hamilton, RAND Corp., Cisco, Human Genome Sciences, eBay, PayPal, IBM, Google, Microsoft, AT&T, the BBC, Disney, General Electric, Enron, among innumerable others; Democrat and Republican members of Congress and the Senate; senior executives from the US energy industry such as Daniel Yergin of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates; and key people involved in both sides of presidential campaigns."
"In 1994 — the same year the Highlands Forum was founded under the stewardship of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the ONA, and DARPA — two young PhD students at Stanford University, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, made their breakthrough on the first automated web crawling and page ranking application. That application remains the core component of what eventually became Google’s search service. Brin and Page had performed their work with funding from the Digital Library Initiative (DLI), a multi-agency programme of the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA and DARPA.
But that’s just one side of the story.
Throughout the development of the search engine, Sergey Brin reported regularly and directly to two people who were not Stanford faculty at all: Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham and Dr. Rick Steinheiser. Both were representatives of a sensitive US intelligence community research programme on information security and data-mining.
Thuraisingham is currently the Louis A. Beecherl distinguished professor and executive director of the Cyber Security Research Institute at the University of Texas, Dallas, and a sought-after expert on data-mining, data management and information security issues. But in the 1990s, she worked for the MITRE Corp., a leading US defense contractor, where she managed the Massive Digital Data Systems initiative, a project sponsored by the NSA, CIA, and the Director of Central Intelligence, to foster innovative research in information technology.
“We funded Stanford University through the computer scientist Jeffrey Ullman, who had several promising graduate students working on many exciting areas,” Prof. Thuraisingham told me. “One of them was Sergey Brin, the founder of Google. The intelligence community’s MDDS program essentially provided Brin seed-funding, which was supplemented by many other sources, including the private sector.”
This sort of funding is certainly not unusual, and Sergey Brin’s being able to receive it by being a graduate student at Stanford appears to have been incidental. The Pentagon was all over computer science research at this time. But it illustrates how deeply entrenched the culture of Silicon Valley is in the values of the US intelligence community."
Government rules tech.

Great quote:
"“Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government … doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety… It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it wherever possible.”— George Carlin" 
Carlin got it.

Blaming FISA for out of control spying.
"The president can order the National Security Agency to spy on anyone at any time for any reason, without a warrant. This is profoundly unconstitutional but absolutely lawful because it is expressly authorized by the FISA statute."
This critique is misguided. Spies are never limited by law, only technology. New laws merely legalize what's already being done.

Yes, the Wikileaks CIA Vault 7 leak proves we live in a police state.
"The massive infection of commonly used software and electronic devices leads to a major problem: proliferation. As these viruses and other invasive programs are unleashed on an unsuspecting public, they fall into the hands of a variety of bad actors: foreign governments, criminals, and teenagers on a lark (not necessarily in descending order of malevolence). This plague is being spread over the Internet by a veritable army of CIA hackers: “By the end of 2016,” WikiLeaks tells us, “the CIA’s hacking division, which formally falls under the agency’s Center for Cyber Intelligence (CCI), had over 5000 registered users and had produced more than a thousand hacking systems, trojans, viruses, and other ‘weaponized’ malware.” The inevitable end result: a world infected with so much malware that computers become almost useless – and this parlous condition is paid for by you, the American taxpayer."
Like I said, aiding and abetting the enemy.
"And one more thing: I found it extremely odd that, when the hacking of the DNC and John Podesta’s email was discovered, party officials refused to let the FBI and other law enforcement agencies examine either their server or Podesta’s devices. Instead, they gave it over to CrowdStrike, a private firm that regularly does business with the DNC. CrowdStrike then came out with the now-accepted analysis that it was a Russian job. "
That information is new to me.

Woman asks Amazon's Alexa if it is connected to the CIA. It is.

I'm sure Apple and others have fixed many of the Vault 7 vulnerabilities, but there's always new ones to exploit.

Criminal probe of Wikileaks's leak, not CIA hacking.

Regulations

Today's safer cars make for less safe drivers.

VW admits guilt for defrauding US emissions tests.

VW executive faces 169 years in prison.

Regulations force car companies to build compliance cars which they know will lose money.

Trade deals are fascist.

Economy

Americans are far less prepared for a depression than they were in the 1930s.

US jobs showed better than Obama gains in Trump's first month. We can't have that. The Fed must end the boom by raising rates.

War on Drugs

Alcohol, then coffee, created civilization.

Tax and Spend

Gill Gates fortune is threatened by robots, so he wants a robot tax.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Economy

A local teamsters pension fund went broke. Many, probably most, will follow.

Education

Millennials don't know the communist butchers or view them favorably.

Media

CNN insider leaks 218 hours of inside recordings showing CNN's bias.

Tax and Spend

Trump proposes big EPA budget cuts.

2016 was a record tax haul for the feds.

Federal Reserve

The Fed has cartelized central banks around the world.

The Fed is forced to acknowledge increasing price inflation.

Central banks including the Fed do not possess the gold they claim they do.

A gold-backed currency can't be the world's reserve currency.
"This is the paradox: to maintain the “exorbitant privilege” of a reserve currency, a nation must “export” its currency in size; a nation that runs trade surpluses cannot supply the world with enough of its currency to act as a reserve currency.
And any nation running large trade deficits will soon empty its gold reserves as international holders of the currency choose to convert their currency into gold, which is exactly what happened in the late 1960s in the U.S."
But gold should be the world's reserve currency.

Socialism

GM forced to rent its electric cars because it can't sell them.

Politics

Three Pakistani Muslim brothers, Democrat staffers all, suspended from accessing congressional computers after security breach.

Andrew Jackson may be a good comparison to Trump. Part 2.
"Both Trump and Jackson did not receive that courtesy. Jackson was confronted by a hostile Congress during his entire eight year presidency. His agenda of fighting against the powerful entrenched interests in Washington DC, while expanding presidential powers and the radical agenda of giving more power to the people, immediately provoked a hostile response from the vested interests."
Expanding presidential power is not good.
"Trump’s divisive illegal immigration stance and rhetoric to send them back to Mexico echoes the most controversial issue of Jackson’s presidency – the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The Indian “issue” had plagued the country even before sovereignty from Britain. Previous administrations had tried to ignore the issue as settlers moved westward and clashed with Indian tribes in the South and North. Jackson was not one to ignore problems. The Act authorized the President to negotiate treaties to buy tribal lands in the east in exchange for lands farther west, outside of existing U.S. state borders. Jackson did not have a high opinion of the Indian tribes he relocated."
It is a good parallel except Trump's issue isn't racial. He employees legal immigrants.

Suggested reading on Rome.

Two establishments factions are fighting for control.

Backing and siding with violent protestors is a losing proposition for Democrats.

The CIA routinely rigs foreign elections, so why not domestic elections too?

The CIA is at odds with all presidents because it doesn't want to be controlled.

US spy threatens intelligence community will go nuclear on Trump.

Pat Buchanan uses term "deep state" discussing its attacks on Trump to keep a new Cold War alive.

There is a vast left-wing conspiracy.

Foreign Policy

One of the reasons Russia is buying gold is oil is beginning to be traded in gold to get around US sanctions.

Six Russian diplomats have died in the last 60 days. That's crazy. Maybe it's the CIA. Maybe it's Putin.

The bogus intelligence leaks about Trump's ties to Russia are designed to prevent Trump from de-escalating tensions with Russia.

War on Drugs

Throwing addicts in jail can't cure the opioid epidemic.

War

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu rejected peace plan offered by Jordan and Egypt. Of course he did. He gets money and power from war.

The US military is planning to take over US cities.
"According to “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S. Special Operations Command, the U.S. military plans to use armed forces to solve future domestic political and social problems.
What they’re really talking about is martial law, packaged as a well-meaning and overriding concern for the nation’s security.
The chilling five-minute training video, obtained by The Intercept through a FOIA request and made available online, paints an ominous picture of the future—a future the military is preparing for—bedeviled by “criminal networks,” “substandard infrastructure,” “religious and ethnic tensions,” “impoverishment, slums,” “open landfills, over-burdened sewers,” a “growing mass of unemployed,” and an urban landscape in which the prosperous economic elite must be protected from the impoverishment of the have nots.
And then comes the kicker.
Three-and-a-half minutes into the Pentagon’s dystopian vision of “a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes — brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers,” the ominous voice of the narrator speaks of a need to “drain the swamps.”" 
2030 seems late.

US sends conventional troops into Syria.