Whether Joe Biden is a traitor, or merely incompetent, will likely be judged in the future. Not our job. We don’t ask about blackmail, control files, and such.
However, we have to call Kabulshit on the release of ANY names of Americans or Afghan workers who supported our efforts in the sand/rock box. NOC lists and such are supposed to be sacred.
Whether the Biden administration is totally incompetent, or all those anti-America embeds in government are simply screwing us from the top, is an open question since “President Biden says US ‘could very well have’ given evacuees’ names to Taliban, as he faces criticism after deadly Kabul attack.
Or, after reading Biden admits admin may have given Taliban ‘kill list’ of Afghans who aided US. Or, for that matter, Biden Says U.S. ‘Could Very Well Have’ Given Kabul Evacuees’ Names To Taliban.
Nor would it surprise us to see the Taliban claiming innocence as Biden gets played again, shortly. We’re not the only ones worried: Pentagon Expects More Attacks After One of the War’s Bloodiest Days for US Troops, warns Military.com.
A Policy Note
UrbanSurvival has traditionally given sitting presidents the benefit of the doubt. We’re doing our damnedest to live happily ever after out here in the woods making a few cents trading and writing. But, here’s how Biden’s record shapes up so far:
- Lied about vaccines working. He should have STFU.
- Lied about following the “Trump plan” for withdrawal. NO. Trump would have retained military bases and would not have left billions in arms (and people) behind.
- Ongoing and repeatedly lies about the border – where military aged OTMs continue to flood in – aided and abetted by traitors in government who are making a semi-disguised effort to take-down America. Dumping OTM’s all over the country. Biden “policy.”
While Joe fiddles, America’s future burns. So poor is his performance, we’re not sure if Kamala could be any worse after this week.
China: CV19 a LIHOP-MIHOP?
Seriously ignored in the U.S. press is the story in China about their… Request to probe Fort Detrick reasonable: FM.
See, gain of function is in China’s sights, too. They’re demanding access to additional information and “…an investigation into Fort Detrick and the University of North Carolina (UNC),” Yeah…it’s a bioweapon as we told you in February of last year.
We also have been saying gain of function research is a Mengele-like medical nightmare (in case you haven’t noticed!) and all Americans involved should be facing the strongest possible criminal charges. That’s why I mentioned the coming RFK Jr. book on Fauci, Gates, et al. for your reading list in Thursday’s column.
Key: This is what came out of the Chinese foreign ministry this week:
“By calling for an investigation into Fort Detrick and the UNC, China hopes to show the world with facts whether the lab leak theory claimed by the US is tenable and credible. With this call, we also hope to rid global origins study of the disruption posed by US politicization so as to create enabling conditions for science-based research. Should the US refuse to cooperate, it would only further expose its true intention of politicizing origins study.”
Now, this is NOT to make any claims here, but we recall that around the time of 9/11 two of the most popular terms on the Internet were LIHOP (let it happen on purpose) and MIHOP (made it happen on purpose).
Our Strategic View:
The idea that China is attempting to plant via media is that if the U.S. wanted plausible deniability for Covid-19, what better way than to set if off on foreign soil (China’s) and let the blowback land on them.
As to how you want to process that, remember China is out to “rule the world.” They’ve declared this the Chinese Century. (And American libs decry a little American Exceptionalism? GMAFB.)
We’re reminded of an old concept in law: It’s called “clean hands.” It’s when two parties show up in court (in this case the court of public opinion) and one (or both) have “dirty hands.” Misdeeds abound. Pants on fire and all.
While we want to give the U.S. government the nod, there hasn’t been a voter-responsive U.S. government since its merger/takeover with Corporations underscored by the the runaway corruption within both political parties being held hostage by Big Tech which can tilt the world at will.
So who the hell knows? Did the US-gov have clean hands in 9/11? (Wanna talk about Building 7 before answering?) Why would we believe ’em now? Especially after a week of Biden’s Kabulshit?
Think back: The U.S. economy was set to implode in March of 2020 anyway. Just like the decline in progress in 2001. So yeah, no telling what’s really going on. A scapegoat and economic stimulus was needed. How are you enjoying it so far?
However, then we need to ask “Why the desperation to get all US citizen’s jabbed?”
See, it’s like crime: If we stopped all crime, what would we do with all the unemployed cops, lawyers, judges, buildings? Same with terrorism: What do you do with the “security industry” (not to mention TSA and control freaks and massive domestic spying) if we didn’t have “terror?” Maybe the ‘Stan is the plan, huh? Problem is?
All the puzzle pieces just aren’t fitting, yet. No slur on Denmark, but Shakespeare seems right, again. (Review Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 4 for further elucidation.)
Notwithstanding, if China plants and develops this idea (U.S. economic coverup crimes as the underlying fault for CV-19) we would offer that wars have been fought over less. So, is that the plan, too?
Not joking here: We can make out a long-term “issue migration path” where China decides to impose an economic embargo on the U.S. (which might be our only avenue of revenge when China takes Taiwan). And China knows a counter embargo (by them) including a total ban on exports to the U.S. would level us as an industrial power.
They would leave just enough of America to have a kangaroo court system to enforce property laws and they’d simply make millions buying a Second China from what was once America.
Ugly – and very long-term – international 3D chess game. If you don’t see the moves, enjoy sheepdom. Ignorance truly is bliss. (At least someone gets to sleep soundly.)
Line Up the Suckers
Measured by M1 money supplies, the stock market should be up by at least 16% this year. But when you mix in greed and leverage, it’s actually up 1.62% for the week.
Another week of fires, “no it’s not a bioweapon, just take this shot” and we got our asses kicked in the ‘Stan. ‘Scuse me, WTF?
Do you realize that this week’s gains pencil out to a 92% annualized rate of increase in stock prices. Someone’s lying…and since it’s a crooked casino, we simply won’t play.
How Stupid Are People?
You wouldn’t believe.
Take the GDP number happy-talk. “Oh, the American economy is growing!” say the pundits. Yet, we read the latest rail traffic statistics from the Association of American Railroads. And you know what?
“For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 501,273 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.6 percent compared with the same week last year.
Total carloads for the week ending August 21 were 230,754 carloads, up 0.4 percent compared with the same week in 2020, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 270,519 containers and trailers, down 5.1 percent compared to 2020.”
Here’s how you pull the wool over sheep’s eyes:
- Virtually ALL the happy-talk is based on comparisons with (locked-in, shut-down) 2020.
- The picture changes when you benchmark pre-pandemic 2019.
As an example, you can see it in the number of people actually working: We had more people working FOUR YEARS AGO than in latest figures!
Top yellow box? March 2017. Bottom July 2021.
I don’t mind that we’re trying to keep spirits up while the Fed tries to paper-over the Second Depression, but enough Kabulshit, already. We’ve had it for the week.
No? Want More?
Here’s another couple of happy-talk numbers then: International Trade Deficit just out from Census:
The advance international trade deficit in goods decreased to $86.4 billion in July from $92.1 billion in June as exports increased and imports decreased.
And then we have the BEA Personal Income and Expense claims:
Personal income increased $225.9 billion, or 1.1 percent at a monthly rate, while consumer spending increased $42.2 billion, or 0.3 percent, in July. Compensation increased and new advance Child Tax Credit payments, authorized by the American Rescue Plan, began in July.
What these figures do is lie to you in three ways:
- Virtually all claims are compared with 2020, not the generally MUCH better 2019 results.
- No one points out all the funny-money washing around the system. There is 4.83 TIMES more “slosh” at M1 now as there was in March of 2020 per the Federal Reserves own accounts.
- Percentages are like crack cocaine for statisticians. What matters are units made.
Notwithstanding, I’d sure hate to be the strategic finance guru making a million a year guessing how long before the last Greater Fool has opted into the fairytale.
And speaking of fractured: BTC around $47,353 early. Oddly, Lumber was up 6% Thursday. Was there a “When bombs go off, let’s build a house” lecture I missed in grad school?
So Let’s Look at Units
We’re shopping for a new server. So we tend to notice stories like HP, Dell Earnings Show PC Market Hamstrung by Chip-Supply Woes. If you want to play privacy roulette with a phone, have at it. We prefer our financial details at the far end of a VPN on a current desktop that’s not even connected to the internet when not in use.
The climate “hysterians” will have to deal, too. Since SciAm this week revealed that chip shortages were about to hit electric vehicles. At about the same time as Ford to cut F-150 pickup truck production due to chip shortage.
Won’t be over any time soon, either. Oh, and coming to phones next as TSMC hikes chip prices up to 20% amid supply shortage.
We’re thinking carefully orchestrated pre-Taiwan “re-unification” plays by China somewhere in the background. No worries for them, though. America, once founded on equality, values, and hard work is now based on divisive splits and Kabulshit. It’ll be a walk for ’em.
But, don’t bother waking Joe. He’d just blame Trump, anyway.
Tropical soon-to-be-hurricane Ida is zeroing in on Loosely-Anna:
Katrina-Rita Replay, anyone?
With fires coming down to lap at the shores of Lake Tahoe, we’re now over 2-million acres of fires. Among them:
Most places, we get into fall a month (*or longer) before the fire season officially ends.
Wrong-way Liberalism. Proven again as the, Supreme Court Ends Biden’s Eviction Moratorium. Libs don’t really care if the people with money, families, and credit at risk, on the ownership side of rentals get screwed or not. They simply don’t give a shit being crooked-thinking commies who want to seize power with their runaway revolutionary screed.
If you can’t understand how crooked communism is, try out this Jordan Peterson video over here. Jordan Peterson’s Critique of the Communist Manifesto – on YouTube. Really good.
Environmental Disasters that keep on giving: Asian giant hornet nest destroyed in Washington state. We can at least be pretty sure this one didn’t come from Wuhan…
Off to let Outlook run the rest of my day. Peoplenomics tomorrow and be sure to drop in for ShopTalk Sunday where we get our hands dirty on something other than filthy lucre…
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