“There is a tide [of oil ] in the affairs of men…”

Reader Note:  We sincerely apologize for the down time of our cloud server yesterday.  But, like the old saying goes, “Into every life, a little mean time between failure (MTBF) must fall.”  It just fell on us Monday.

You know who the smart people are, right?  They’re the folks who suspected that the price of oil (and gasoline) would fall and put it to some good personal use.

Say, for example, you’d been over to Fuelly and been thinking about a Hummer H2.  Nice ride – if you own an oil well.  That is, until here recently.

You see, oil this morning is down to a 44-handle.  That’s simply trader-talk for the digits to the left of the decimal point being 44.  It means 44-something.

But don’t give up on the Hummer, yet.  We are likely to see a 30-something handle on oil, too. So in your spare time this morning, you can blow off even more work by doing some shopping over here.

There are only a few times in a person’s life when you can use economics savvy to buy a car.

One time is when the value of the US dollar is about to collapse.  In that case, you can run out and buy a Porsche Turbo (been there, done that) and simply drive and enjoy  because if you time it right, the price of the Porsche will go up faster (from purchasing power of the dollar being watered down) than you can possibly drive it.

I’ve gone that twice now:  More money out of 911s than went in.

The other time is like now:  Cars that have had traditionally low prices because of poor fuel economy suddenly look for doable.  A large displacement hemi sounds like a fine plan, to me.

The same Oil Effect is clearly visible in the personal aircraft market.  When fuel is high, airplane costs are low.  When we bought out old Beechcraft, fuel was running $6.75 per gallon and the plane cost $19,500.  (We poured another 18K into it, but that’s a three beer whine you can do without).

But now, the same plane is fetching $28-$35 thousand.  It’s all because of fuel.

As of this morning www.airnav.com (one of the most useful pilot sites out there) reports that the Andrews County Airport (north of Midland, TX) had the lowest fuel price in the state: $3.31 for avgas (100LL).  Seeing prices like that gives me the urge to go somewhere.

The reason that passenger aircraft fares have not come down is because of hedging.  Big airlines have been willing to buy futures contracts in order to prevent price shocks.  The downside of this strategy is that when oil prices do collapse, for people with their own airplane (a decent used plane is less than a new Camry) can get around the country cheaper than flying commercial.

And that’s great news for pilots like my friend James up in Nashville who drives a twin Baron.  Twin engine planes, which had been going for $50-$60 thousand because they were financial suicide at $7.50 fuel, like we paid up in Montana a couple of years ago, sudden seem like a dream come true when prices are down in the upper $3-somethings. 

As a result, light twin prices have gone up (just eyeballing prices here) 25% in the past month to 90 days.  Besides, what’s cooler than having a multi-engine rating?  (Aircraft Multi-Engine Land, or AMEL as opposed to the ASEL rating which I’ll leave to your immense powers of deduction to figure out what that means.)

If the low fuel prices continue (and remember, the Saudis are talking in terms of years to keep new US production and technology off the streets) tghen we can look forward to what should be one of the b est summer vacation seasons EVER.

So if you and the missus bought that backwater motel, this’d be the year to keep perfect books, show a big profit and dump it and run.

If the Saudi’s had good business sense and really wanted to befriend the American middle class, they would have taken out newspaper ads to explain this to the “little people” but since we read the news for that we can use, forego the snooze or you will lose.  Burma-Shave!  (For those to young to remember, reading assignment: The Verse By The Side Of the Road: The Story of The Burma-Shave Signs and Jingles.)

The Futures Are Before Us

(ahem, so to speak)  What they argue is that the Dow will claw back most of yesterday’s loss, but there’s something much more important going on.

Remember Robin Landry’s concerns about S&P 2,030 and how if we take that out, then we could head down quickly?  That’s still in the cards even with the futures showing 20,30-something when I looked.

That’s because when a critical support level falls, we will often see a drop (like we just had) and then a rally that comes back and “kisses the underside of the trend” and then resumes down from there.

So up today, then sideways through options and then next week we can head down again.  Just in case you misplaced the memo…

Few Conflicting Views on Blowing “The March”

My acerbic comments on the Obama administration blowing it were not universally welcomed Monday.  One reader noting:

But really George, do you really think we needed to heat up Air Force one and incur all the security risks, not to mention the expense, just to join a parade? Or are you just throwing red meat to the base? Seems a bit goofy to me, no? Mike.

The answer, Mike, is that international politicking is a lot like poker:  You learn just as much about what a player “is holding” by what they don’t bet, as much as when they do.

An Op-Ed from our friend “warhammer” underscores the point:


One can logically there is a very clear reason why the POTUS, vPOTUS or SecState Kerry were not at the French rally against terror.

At a recent speech to the UN, Obama made the following quote (link follows):

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”


Did the president and his senior leadership believe that was what the Paris unity march was all about?  Are we wary of painting a huge target on our nation and U.S. Interests abroad by morally supporting our nation’s first true ally?

History will be the ultimate judge on this situation.  As for now, the global media, America’s allies and more significantly, our foes, have had ample time and reason to form their own opinions.

First, the inexcusable non-action when the U.S. Embassy in Libya was under siege.  Our ambassador was ultimately murdered in cold blood, along with several other U.S. Citizens and no rescue was ever mounted.  Similarly, zero pressure was ever placed on Iran for its continued violation of UN nuclear weapons treaties.  Then, the failure to act in Syria when the infamous red line was crossed by the Assad regime with the use of chemical weapons.  Next, a caving on international principals when Russia annexed the Crimea and supported armed aggression against Eastern Ukraine by Russian backed separatists.  Finally, this diplomatic apostasy which paints every American in poor light with France, Germany, Israel, the Palestinian people and countless other freedom loving people.

Obama’s lame excuse for his absence in France was that the short notice and security protocols made the trip for he or Biden impossible.  My question is, if security was suitable for Netanyahu, Merkel and Abbas, what’s so damn special about Obama?

American power has taken a sever hit, possibly a mortal wound on this series of gaffes.  In the game of global power,  during the past six years America has consistently ceded its position of moral leadership.  When history books are written in the years to come, this period will surely go down as the point when America hit the slippery slope to being a second class power. Trust has been broken, perhaps irreparably.  We all will pay the price.

For the conspiracy minded, perhaps the PTB wanted this outcome all along.  Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize mere months into his presidency.  How can a man of peace wage war?  Unable or unwilling to accept the wise council of his military and civilian leadership, this hubris consumed man fired six generals and gone through three SECDEFs.  Obama wages a more aggressive campaign against his domestic political foes than avowed enemies of the state!

My heart is sinking when I consider the evil that courses across the Middle East, with massacres of innocents, countless women raped, plundered and murdered, and children taken into slavery, all while America sits idly by on the sidelines unwilling to commit.  One might argue it is none of our business.  To that I would say, in very short order, it will be.

Regards,  warhammer

Meanwhile:  A Texas congressman down in the Galveston area compares Obama to Hitler, but I think Chamberlain is closer.  But, we shall keep an eye on the Reichstag Buildings just in case. Still, the point that Obama has more power than King George III (which led to the AmRev) is not completely without basis.

Two important follow-ons to this story.  First, the conspiracy crowd is getting “worked” on the story real heavy.  Discount reports that this was a Western-engineered false flag by at least 95%.  Why?  Well, the West is simply not that smart to begin with.

And Muslim extremists need to temper their approach because the West will monetize anything.  Charlie Hebdo will run more than 3-million copies, looks like…got yours?

Flight Safety Issue

CNN is working with the FAA to bring aerial drones to live news events. 

I’m just waiting for the FAA drone pilot licensing…then I take another bite at the apple…

And so, another morning ends on this note:

A fast reporter, that he was

Insightful fellow that’s because

He’d had his coffee, got a buzz

and needs a Burma-Shave.

More after this…

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21 thoughts on ““There is a tide [of oil ] in the affairs of men…””

  1. The quote from POTUS about slandering the prophet is taken out of context. To do so is uninformed and disingenuous at best and perhaps deceitful and dishonest. If folks had enough curiosity rather than simply eating the crackers fed to them they would see that Obama was actually saying that people need to speak out no matter the target of hate. The full paragraph from Obama’s speech is below. Vastly different meaning in context than just saying POTUS said, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

    “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. But to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied.”

    • Ah, but the followers of Jesus or victims of the Holocaust haven’t gone on killing sprees, lately, now, have they?

    • “Ah, but the followers of Jesus or victims of the Holocaust haven’t gone on killing sprees, lately, now, have they?”

      …not unless you count the last 50 years of American Empire/Banker’s Wars. Last I checked, not a one of them was initiated by a dude with a towel on his head, OR in the name of one.

      Key word is “initiated”. No refutation can be legitimate if this condition is not proven.

      • In no sense should you confuse the PTB Bankster class.

        There would be few if any wars were it not for self-righteous “leaders on all sides”

  2. Warhammers comments are a bit tilted, kinda according to the current script. But that’s just me. ( and what do I know )

  3. I am just a middle aged housewife but if you ask me (and who did?)….”Warhammer” is named appropriately. This is just the attitude that makes this country a bully. Going into countries we have no business in. Who do we think we are, spreading “democracy” across the planet. ha ha ha . I side with the good Senator Ron Paul on this one. Bring our boys home, close down most of our overseas bases and take care of our own at home. Didn’t Rome have the same type of strategy back then??? Look what happened to them. Cycles Cycles Cycles. Love your column George!

  4. George – not my point. My point was that context provides the framework within which to understand meaning. Without the context the meaning is being purposefully perverted.

    Since you brought it up though Christians have indeed recently slaughtered thousands of Muslims in Africa and you may also want to review the war crimes tribunal from the Bosnian war.

    • Just so we’re clear, what Christian killings in Africa are you referencing? I believe the Christian death tolls in Africa are larger than Muslim…In the case of the CAR:
      “The seeds were sown in March last year when the Seleka, a largely Muslim rebel group, seized Bangui in a coup, installed the country’s first Muslim president, Michel Djotodia, and terrorised the majority Christian population, killing men, women and children. In response, predominantly Christian forces known as the anti-balaka (balaka means machete in Sango, the local language) launched counterattacks against the Seleka and perceived Muslim collaborators.”
      Payback’s a bitch when you lose.

      And the Bosnian war was between Serbs and Bosniaks, so I’m not sure of your point?

      I don’t do body counts. Everyone who kills another is wrong. Those in Paris are guilty of bringing murderous was of the Caliphates to Paris is my point.

      None of this ends with a handshake & a beer. As in the AmRev…some times you have to pick sides.

  5. I’m not quite sure why you put any credence in what ‘warhammer’ says. His comment looks like a MSM article.First with the Libya statement. A lot has come out of some testimony and even more from the people on site(the rescue team): http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/benghazi.asp , http://www.cbsnews.com/news/diplomat-us-special-forces-told-you-cant-go-to-benghazi-during-attacks/. Then there is his continuing bias about Assad and Chems…Why was nothing done after ‘his’ use of chems? Maybe because it was found that the chems were used by our ‘allies’? (http://www.mintpressnews.com/witnesses-of-gas-attack-say-saudis-supplied-rebels-with-chemical-weapons/168135/ , http://news.firedoglake.com/2014/04/07/seymour-hersh-tests-revealed-sarin-attack-in-syria-not-from-assad/ , http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/09/10/white-house-mum-on-rebel-chem-weapons-use.html ) Why this, ” a terse message a senior official in the CIA sent in late August: ‘It was not the result of the current regime. UK & US know this.’? He seems to not be aware of the tests from Porton Down. To me, the real question is who supplied them? US,Saudi,Turkey,Qatar,Israel? Then there is the ‘aggression’ by Russia. Real good one there. What about our involvement with the Maidan bunch? What about the recent revelation that the shooters were not pro-Russian, but pro-maidan and possibly XE/Academi? And who is paying for this? His statement that Russia ‘annexed’ Crimea seems to gloss over the actual vote there, which ‘we’ don’t recognize… but we do recognize the Kiev vote after a coup which we instigated and supported. He has never mentioned Bidens son and the Wests drooling over the oil there and the plan for fracking. Finally, if ‘his heart is sinking over the evil in the middle east’, he has only to look to our own corporate desires and criminality in that arena. Is he aware of PNAC? Then there is his fear that “we are sitting idly by,unwilling to commit”. Does he ever mention ‘the Hornets nest’ aka ISIs/ISIL/IS, even to discount it? The only way we should be involved, is if everything he mentioned was proven to be true. Not only is his ‘info’ questionable at best, but it is decidedly reminiscent of WMDs and Yellow Cake. There are way too many reports of ISIS/Saudi/Israeli/Turkey/US involvement to disregard out of hand. Do I trust his assessments? NO.

    • 1. As much as el Presidente hates generals (he’d fired 9 at last count) the senior office corps is a generally bright, well briefed, patriotic group and since WH has his “oak cluster and is aware of other levels of the game we won’t go into I’ll take his assessment as a military man and technologist over some conspiracy-mind, government influenced bullshit sites any day of the week.
      2. The majority of mistakes of this administration (try though they do) to lay at the feet of the military are failings of old socialists who don’t realize the world has changed, the internet let’s us all see who’s bought and for how much. No putting that genie back in the bottle.
      3. Russia’s traditional (300 year) breadbasket was the Crimea. Wanna cede the Rio Grand Valley back to Mexico?
      4. I detest PNAC as Zionistas but let’s not confused Judaism (a fine religion with long roots) with an ultranationalist property expansion program.
      5. As to your “reports of US involvement with ISIS/Turkey/Saudis, please remember the Saudis built all those mosques around he world…the Global Caliphate described in Peoplenomics a while back is a strategy in play and a president who can’t see it (perhaps due to his upbringing [indoctrination and imprinting]) might be excused for his multiple gaffes. But firing people who give ’em the bad news?
      So, yes, I will take warhammer’s assessments over third-hand psyops on the internet by multigovernment shills any day of the week and it’s why we developed the http://www.nostracodeus project, too. Anything to get close to the truth. Like it, or not.
      We should not be in Afghanistan preserving a poppy crop – what’s the old saying “Kill ’em all and let God sort it out.”
      When you’ve been around conspiracies a bit longer, you’ll value high cred people a bit more, I expect.

    • Agreed. I have noticed over time that Warhammer almost always parrots the government’s view of things. He’s an anomaly amongst your readership, most of whom appear to be sharp observers and rational thinkers who are usually highly skeptical of the government’s explanation of anything.

    • 1) Don’t have any idea of the relevance of this.
      2) This is the same as #1…simply POV statement.
      3) What does this mean? Does this prove his stance as ‘true’? That Russia started it all?, with no mention of our machinations or culpability?
      4) Have no idea where this came from…don’t believe I mentioned anything to do with Judaism.
      5) Well, you really lost me here. I’ll agree the ‘Caliphate’, as you call it, is a strategy in play. The question is, whose plan is it? He makes assessments that are based on ‘facts’? I’m sorry, George, but parroting the MSM and neocon BS sources does not amount to ‘facts’. If corpgov had ever showed us just 1 sat pix proving what they were claiming(vis-a-vis Ukraine), they would have at least some credibility. You refer to the links and articles I provided as ‘multigovernment shills’, that’s pretty good for someone that regularly refers to the Washington Times articles…a neocon rag if there ever was one. As far as being around ‘conspiracies’a little longer? Please George, I think I was onto the NWO(at age 17)far sooner than you. As far as believing people with high creds, I’ll go with that, as soon as you show me where I was actually wrong, along with the links I provided that were actually wrong. I thought you were going for truth, but it appears you’ve taken a page from the neocon playbook. You did not show any of the links I provided to be disingenuous or wrong or even biased, you just condemed them as shills. His diatribe that we should be in this mess in the ME is based on incorrect info, I don’t care how you cut it. As far as knowing people with creds? I do know people in the know, believe it or not…and yes they are in high(intel) positions in the military. To which you’d probably reply,’So What’ or ‘Yeah,right’? Your argument is along the lines of what we hear from judges: We’ll just have to take the officers word against all witnesses because he’s an officer of the law and he knows better than us, because he says so and he wouldn’t lie or decieve. I’ve lived around mil bases all my life and see what you apparently don’t. They are just as corrupt as civilians, more brainwashed than the average joe with the mindset that civilians are idiots and only they know what is really going on. BS. I can get the very same BS from my lifer Navy bro and the crazy emails he sends me. He believes 911 was as postulated, Obama is definately a Kenyan and ISIS is a Muslim creation. I’m surprised he(WH) hasn’t mentioned how Obama and Holder are going to abolish the Marine Corp…got that email last week. I’m no fan of Obama, but if he keeps us from getting involved in more crap over there, then all his other crap was worth it. The last thing we need to do is get involved in another Iraq and another Zionist plan. Especially if we have to be lied to, to get us involved. I still remember the last time when someone with ‘high creds’ told us that Iraq was in with the 911 terrorists, that Iraq had obtained Yellow Cake and the Gulf of Tonkin attack was for real. Maybe you should check out Sibel Edmonds work and her book, Operation Gladio. Or maybe not, as she is probably just another fake whisleblower and shill.

  6. Mr: Ure: You forget the “collateral damage” inflicted in Gaza, carried out by those said Holocaust survivors with the solid support, technological and financial, of our tax dollars at work.

    • Having researched the subject, I would say that there is no evidence that the Palestinians are in any way to blame for what the Israelis and the American taxpayers are doing to them. Other than the fact that they are sitting on huge reserves of natural gas off the coast. It’s just a business model, George, you pay for it, and they get all the profits. And trust me you do get the karma for this genocide, either this life or the next.

      The Israeli’s captured a young suicide bomber whose rig malfunctioned. When asked why, he said, “you killed my best friend. All I wanted to do was die!” That sums up the last 60 years in the Middle East.

      Americans are so pacified and programmed for political correctness, that if the government showed up and told them they were out on the street because the government wanted their house, they would just leave and hope some lawyer or judge or government agency would give them some relief. They have no understanding of someone who says, “you can take my house and put my family on the street, but there will be consequences for you!” When Americans decide to become a consequence instead of a victim/slave, things will start to improve. But not until that happens.

  7. “Ah, but the followers of Jesus or victims of the Holocaust haven’t gone on killing sprees, lately, now, have they?”

    Well, yes they have. Too many of those self-proclaimed “followers of Jesus”, aided and abetted by their pastors, are cheering while the “victims of the holocaust” murder their neighbors, kill and imprison their children, steal their land, uproot their agriculture, deny them the means to make a living, and then have the gall to prevent foreign aid from reaching them. To be honest, I’d like to see a mile-high fence around the entire Mid-east, so that the mostly barbaric population could duke it out themselves without interference from more civilized countries. Their DNA must include too many murder and mayhem genes. However, that doesn’t mitigate the fact that, at present, those holocaust victims are doing to the Palestinians exactly what Hitler did to them.

    And those “followers of Jesus” are not only cheering on another holocaust, but have also actively been on a killing spree for years. What else can you call the continuous U.S. invasions and destructions of countries that have posed absolutely no threat to us? Their only crime is that they are sitting on resources, mostly oil, that our rapacious corporations lust after. Those flag-waving “followers of Jesus” are leading the charge to steal those resources and kill the resisters. Alas, all three major religions are on monumental killing sprees.

  8. How is a cartoon about Mohammad a slander against Islam? Wave Crave, you are disingenuous. Cartoons are not slander against Islam. For Obama to equate them and to say that “the future must not belong to those who (draw cartoons about Mohammad – in essence that is what he said)slander Islam” is beyond vile. It is craven. To whom is he kowtowing?

    Note: HE did NOT condemn “the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied.” He only said that to be credible, a person must condemn all of it. Nowhere in that speech did he condemn it.

    CARTOONS are not and never have been slander. They are the ultimate exercise of free speech – an opinion – for which those at that magazine paid the ultimate price.

    I dread what is coming next, caused by the exceptional stupidity of a coward.

  9. Dear Warhammer,
    I have many of your quoted emails with interest, sometimes feeling like I have learned something or received something to think about. But this one is so full of questionable facts and assumptions that it provides no assistance in interpreting the present nor outlines a preferred path in the future.
    To wit (a little less obscure use of language than “diplomatic apostasy”):

    1. Why didn’t the POTUS nor vPOTUS attend in Paris? Normal required security measures could not be put in place quickly enough – extremely believable. As a citizen I am glad that kind of money was not spent anyway. Europe is Europe, we are not Europe although we are part of the aging NATO. I agree it would have been appropriate to send someone – Kerry would be appropriate. Did this “walk against terror” really accomplish much? I hear a lot of criticism against citizens here who use a walk or a rally or a life size puppet show to express their unity and opposition to something, as useless. These same countries have thousands of their own citizens walking and rallying against issues in their countries and get ignored by these leaders who showed up in Paris. Who is listening and watching or caring? Why are they not walking against Boko Harem who killed 2,000 so far just this month in Nigeria. Is it because it is NOT Europe? Would the POTUS be criticized for going to Nigeria to a rally against terror in Nigeria? Of course he would.
    2. Is he so much better that he did not attend when Mercel and Netanyahu did? Really, you have to ask that? You actually are expecting any of us to LOGICALLY to agree with that criticism? No, it is just an emotional, rant based joy in piling onto an attack. And about France being our first true ally. Sure, got that. Watched a history channel show recently wich refreshed my memory. I hope you were not one of the ones who refused to call French fries, “French Fries” when the prior POTUS decided that if they weren’t with us they were agin’ us. I hope you were equally incensed with that POTUS’s words and actions. – Keep reading, I am not taking a GOP vs Dem stand here. It is a stand against your lack of logic and facts.
    3. Then you bring up the U.S. Embassy in Libya attack. That is, as you know, a more complicated situation than what has been presented. I still do not pretend to know all that went on. I know the CIA was involved. Neither should you, unless you do, and if you do your health may be as risk – good luck there. You are presenting that the world will judge the USA by these events: Libya, etcetera. I present that there is much more going on under the surface than these events (about which we only think we know about). There are weather wars, oil price wars, use of the dollar as the reserve currency wars, using the US military to obtain natural resources for private interests under the guise of fighting for democracy, and so much more that is not publicized. OK, moving on – “zero pressure was ever placed on Iran for its continued violation of UN nuclear weapons treaties”. So, see above. And, really? Zero Pressure? See comment on logic and ranting. Our pressure very well may lead to the loss of the dollar as the petro dollar. And why is the USA solely responsible? What about the UN and NATO? Did France trade with Iran during this time, even while the US protested? (Yes). Then Ukraine. Another mess of a situation with the truth muddied by lies and cover-ups. Care to discuss the envoys the Saudies are sending to China? Same for Germany to China, and they have about 3000 companies operating in Russia. Do you think that they will just cut them loose and support the US sanctions against Russia?
    4. “Finally, this diplomatic apostasy which paints every American in poor light with France, Germany, Israel, the Palestinian people and countless other freedom loving people.” Referring to, of course, not showing up for the rally. But my real point is the use of obscure language that might be used in a small specific circle of military, but more reminds me of individuals who use vocabulary to impress. As if to say “ I am using sophisticated words so I must be smart and you should believe me,” Actually I think it just makes them feel better about themselves. Then there is the inclusion of Israel and Palestinian in the same sentence with “freedom loving people”. Do I need to point out the hypocrisy of that statement?
    5. Next you say the US has begun the slide into being a second class country. I agree but not at all for the reasons you state. We have lost our standing precisely because the world has seen us go into country after country year after year and destroy it for the purposes bigger resource grabs and to increase the profits for specific companies, as well as for the joy of power. Whose power would be a book length discussion. The present POTUS has regrettably continued this continual warring, so it must be assumed that he is controlled or in agreement with the same group as the prior POTUS.
    6. Now we address the tired old rag of an accusation of the Peace Prize versus war issue. Not worth replying to, more ranting unrelated to any point you make. You report he has ignored “wise council” from military and SECDEF and fired many. I can only assume that you have personal opinions of many many private and public disagreements between him and them. Perhaps they were wise, perhaps not. I am under the impression that many many more military generals and high ranking officers have been removed from their responsibilities. It is a puzzle. It is reasonable to believe that there are factions within the military, as well as the FBI and the CIA, that support one political party more than another, it is reasonable to believe from the numbers that have been removed from their positions that there may be a common motivation to remove all of them. I wonder if the motivation was to my benefit or that of my country. But I do not know. Do you? Or is it hubris that makes you think you do? And if you truly do know, are you being self serving to express your ideas emotionally without telling the rest of us the facts of what is happening within our own country? Because you then state that the POTUS wages more of a campaign against his “domestic political foes” than the terrorists. Hmm, now the generals are political allies or foes? How disappointing. I thought they served at the direction of the administration. But you are telling me that they are political and they are against their Commander in Chief? No, no , I am aware that they have personalities and histories and evaluate situations. What I do not like is the suggestion that they spend their time and our money aligning with a political party. Because that suggests the political party tells them how to think and act. And political parties are controlled by private interests that are not elected. If they acted morally and evaluated situations, but did not “align” with political parties, they would not be “political foes”.
    7. Your last paragraph is stated well. A real rallying cry and I envision some pounding on a podium in front of a crowd. I do not disagree that it is sad. However, I would now ask a favor of you and anyone else reading. If the situation in the middle east is sad and deplorable for those people if you are more interested in your own country than a rallying cry or a political party allegiance, please stay interested in what is going on in our world. Continue to read and evaluate and question. Use logic, use empathy, be discerning, and do not believe most of what you read.
    8. It may seem unrelated, but it is not. I would refer you back to the book The Franklin Scandal. There continues to be additional research and discussions about this. There have been many of the individuals involved in the research, and the victims that have come forward, who have died under mysterious circumstances. The ex-CIA director who was writing a book about it and waiting for the expiration of the 25 year mark after his retirement when he would be able to publish a book without the CIA’s required review and approval. The victims are accused in the media and discredited. As this is continues, our “leaders” are involved with or controlled by horrible people with no morals and psychopathic personalities. We have no future as a society with them in charge. Fighting horrid peoples in other countries may go on forever if the leaders directing the fight do not want it to end because they find benefit in it continuing. We need to find a way to clean up our own situation. I do not know how and am would like to hear any viable ideas. Personally I believe an effective media is the necessary start.

  10. Once we fully concede that mastering ourselves is not a measurement of the movements of thought, ideals, imagination and feelings. Nor the messure of phenomenal environment around ourselves and all its sensory stimulus. We can release ourselves from having faith and fear in both.

    It is there, True Freedom is neither, stated, defined or permised. Beyond, that placement, where the communing feedback, fetters our shape and shapes our fetters.

    All Potus have one thing in common. All Potus are FOLLOWED by people. Does it matter which ones? Nope. Does it matter if W.H. is right or wrong? Not to the people who will follow. But that’s entrainment for ya.

    Reminds me of that story about a dude who wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. Then he got his wish and Gold didn’t have any value once he figured out he couldn’t masterbate anymore. Or something like that..

    Well, I have completed my studies. Best of luck G. It has been swell.

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