Wow. Didn’t think I could ultra compress Life into such an all-encompassing headline, but as the old saying goes: If you want something done, give it to a busy man. At least for a few weeks, that’d be me…
Spring garden chores beckon, along with replacing a roof panel that blew off the greenhouse in a strong wind last week. Adding handrails for Elaine’s upcoming hip surgery. Time to pressure wash the BBQ deck. And while I’m hyper, add anti-skid stair pads, too. Now, toss in trips to town for meds, diesel, parts and such. Rewards include a drive-through burger for breakfast, lol.
With a trade on, today will require a fair bit of “screen time.” Early futures had the Dow up 244…insane.
All of which shoved a lot of “usual stuff” into my personal “pre-game” starting 3 AM today. Scanned in the few bills we get (I’m pleased to pay whatever the Garbage Company wants to make the garbage disappear!). Tomorrow there’s a useful column on asymmetrical technical analysis on Peoplenomics… One of these days, like this one, the threat of “short columns” might come to pass.
That’s how Life is rolling, well east and downhill a ways from Sweetwater.
Mad as Hatters: The Daily Dunce Cap
Let’s begin with the Demo-Dunces first: “Biden expands quick bid to undo Trump’s immigration policies,” reports the BoGlob. Let me put it out here: There was a lot to Trump’s personality that made some people wanna puke. BUT, when it came to policy, he was in our view spot-on. SlowJoe has been signing ExO’s (which don’t mean anything, unless you are a FedGover), at an astounding rate. Reality? Seems like he’s signing anything lefterly aides stick in front of him.
Do America a favor: Hide his pens.
GOP-Dunces include both Mitch McConnell AND the victim of his label-maker run-wild. See “Mitch McConnell says Majorie Taylor Greene’s ‘loony lies’ and QAnon conspiracies are a ‘cancer’ on the party and calls Liz Cheney ‘courageous’ for voting to impeach Trump” for the sordid details.
We don’t have a “loyal opposition party” in America. Dueling Despots versus Infantile Idiots.
Neocons Back In Power
Remember where you heard it? Here. I’ve been telling you the Neo Conservatives are some of the most dangerous people in the world because they love nothing better than a war.
We hear there’s a hard sell on over Iran’s coming nuclear progress. “Iran’s Zarif proposes coordinated return to nuclear deal with US” reports Al Jazeera. Let’s see if Biden pays off the thugs or the neocons get a war…hell of a choice.
Meanwhile, when we read stories like “China Diplomat’s ‘Red Line’ Warning Points to U.S. Tensions” we shudder. It was during the soft-coup against Liberty (Bill Clinton, Bush, and Obama) and the takeover by Globalists that the U.S. lost its technical superiority. Are we the only ones that remember Clinton let China buy supercomputers from us?
Read in the newspaper morgue of the Baltimore Sun circa 1993 “U.S. agrees to sell supercomputer to China, officials say Administration aims to embrace, not isolate, Beijing.”
Fast forward to today’s blow-back some such bullshit policies: “China’s top diplomat warns Joe Biden not to touch internal affairs, calls it ‘red line’.”
Of course, China can talk all the shit they want because?
Here’s a hint for you: See how this story has been disappeared by the Mainstream?” “Hunter Biden tax probe examining Chinese business dealings...” Bet me that didn’t just “go away” about noon January 20th?
A Non-Subscriber Brain Dump
Let me give you a low dose of higher-order thinking we generally keep over on the Peoplenomics side of the house because Americans are (sad to admit my deflationist pal Jas is right…) DOPES.
The U.S. Economy has been mostly a made-up lie since the end of the Eisenhower Administration. That is, we had mostly run out of “new shit to do” up until the time of the World’s Fair in Seattle back in 1962. Rickover’s dream of a nuclear powered world – and the corporations touting power too cheap to meter all went in the Insinkerator.
Politicians – being self-serving pricks – started picking wars with people. Desperation for growth is like a heroin addiction.
Because while a zero-growth society can work fine, it’s never enough when the Bankster class is holding a nation’s money hostage for usury – which is what the Federal Reserve does. The answer was to do away with Kennedy after he signed on to end the recession. With the Vietnam War.
Little hazy? Memory hole, maybe? The Truth is out there:
“The Recession of 1960–1961 was a recession in the United States. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research the recession lasted for 10 months, beginning in April 1960 and ending in February 1961. The recession preceded the third-longest economic expansion in U.S. history, from February 1961 until the beginning of the Recession of 1969–1970 in December 1969—to date only the 1990s and post-financial crisis (2009-2020) have seen a longer period of growth.
The Federal Reserve had started to tighten monetary policy in 1959 and eased off in 1960.
During this recession, the GDP of the United States fell 1.6 percent. Though the recession ended in November 1960, the unemployment rate did not peak for several more months. In May 1961, the rate reached its height for the cycle of 7.1 percent.”
So the plan was: force Kennedy into the war, which would reduce unemployment, ramp military spending. Presto! Prosperity!
Over in the Hallowed Halls of Banking? Not at all happy with Kennedy’s Executive order 11110:
“Jim Marrs, in his book Crossfire, presented the theory that Kennedy was trying to rein in the power of the Federal Reserve, and that forces opposed to such action might have played at least some part in the assassination. Marrs alleges that the issuance of Executive Order 11110 was an effort by Kennedy to transfer power from the Federal Reserve to the United States Department of the Treasury by replacing Federal Reserve Notes with silver certificates.”
The swamp is mighty deep…
The Template Becomes Apparent
Since that time, the template followed can be generalized to:
- Big Special Interest isn’t getting growth/money it figures is due.
- Solutions are offered that include:
- Start War (Clinton, Bush, Obama and soon Biden)
- Buy off enemy (Clinton-China, Obama-Iran)
- Or sandbag the sitting President (Carter, Trump) and make them look terrible in history books.
- Oh, there’s more: Start circulating a disease and monetize that (part of sandbagging Trump) OR…
- Tear Down These Walls (Reagan, the EU, Clinton, Obama and now we’re back to our starting point…this morning….Synthetic growth by Open Borders. Ask Germany and France how it’s worked out for them…
Where we see (all wrapped up in emotional hot-button slamming) “Biden to launch task force to reunite families separated at US-Mexico border.” They’d serve it with a virgin and a slice of apple pie, if they could find either these days.
Toss in making reverse racism vogue (capitalize Black, but not white) mandatory in the Party Apparatchik Dailies and Platforms (spewing hopium on the dopiums…and you have a invisibly assassinated EQUALITY for ALL.
In NuMerica, no less! Formerly the Land of the Free, home of the Brave, yada, yada.
Where the whole point of Life seems to be screwing whoever will stand still long enough… now stop wiggling.
Speaking of Which
Did you see the big increase in carjackings? Where else, but in the Land of Obama and Rahm: “‘It Is A Community Epidemic’: Chicago Carjacking Crisis Gets The Attention Of FBI And Federal Lawmakers.”
You’re welcome to go read up on Illinois gun laws over here. But, we do have to wonder if carjackings aren’t a little more scarce in open carry states?
We sez: “Hmmm, could it be Winter?”
The Bernays Reader
Required Background Material: The Edward Bernays Reader: From Propaganda to the Engineering of Consent. Then things will make sense.
Anything for name recall (reach and frequency) dept. “AOC recounts Capitol riots, reveals she is sexual assault survivor.”
Elections are all about Ad budgets: Trump’s new PAC raises over $30 million.
But, Supply and Demand still work: Rapaport Press Release: Diamond Prices Soften as Supply Rises.
Yet the Truth Leaks: “After GameStop, Six Ideas to Fix the Markets” offers the NY Times Biz Sec. “Mean they’re not already FIXED? Didn’t they follow the Robinhood point???”
Our answer – too simple and thus ignored: Ban all sales of shares not owned. No naked short or long selling. END UNCOVERED OPTIONS IN EVERYTHING! Commodities, too.
Hmm… Blood pressure seems to be spiking from realizing how screwed we all are, off to swill down more coffee. Make it Quadruple-shot Americano with a daisy floater…
Write when you stop shaking,