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Einstein’s definition of insanity:
Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
This site dives into the
subjects most people would rather ignore
politics, religion, money and sex
Many people will look at this site, rationalize "My life is good, this doesn’t affect me, why should I care? Still have my MTV, BET, ESPN"; impervious to danger, like the Captain of the Titanic steaming full speed toward the iceberg ahead.
goes Sears, so goes the
Neither you nor I voted for a
National Debt of over $20.7 trillion $20,710,203,610,249.74 Feb. 15, 2018; nor
the squandering so far of $12.1 trillion ($12,116,683,000,000 Jan 2018) on interest payments; yearly interest payments should start exceeding $ 1/2 Trillion again this year ($174,800,239,416.18 so far fiscal year 2018). This is not Chump Change.
Disney does a great job at make believe
it is time for a reality check because this is one seriously ugly mess
President George Washington
and National Debt
As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is, to use it as sparingly as possible… ($20.7 Trillion National Debt, failed that one)
Long ago Thomas Jefferson wrote
“I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debt, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labor and in our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.”
a result of the war, corporations have now been enthroned and an era of
corruption in high places will follow... until all wealth is aggregated in a
few hands, and the Republic is destroyed.”
Some of this stuff gives me a headache, I wish someone could answer a couple questions for me, The US Supreme court has ruled that Corporations are people (I never understood that but there are lots of things I don't understand); here's the rub, if Corporations are people why are Corporations getting special tax breaks, 20% instead of the 30+% that real people will be taxed at in the Republican Reformation of the Tax Code especially when we are so far in debt. Either a Corporation is a person or it is not, don't get to have it both ways, that is called chicken-shit (definition further down the page).
Were the founders of this nation and Abraham Lincoln incompetent or was it that they were illadvised, maybe they were just uneducated, how else do you explain away their thoughts that debt is a bad plan. Could anyone explain to them or would anyone even be stupid enough to try, that spenting $12.1 Trillion in interest payments with trillions more still owed on interest was/is a good idea.
Someone is not telling the truth so who do you believe, Cut taxes for the rich Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and Donald Trump or George Washington, Thomas Jefferson & Abraham Lincoln? My choice, Washington, Jefferson & Lincoln
From 1945-1971, the period of the "gold exchange standard", the US
fixed the dollar to gold at $35 an ounce. Doubling the price to $70
per oz equals a 100% increase; at $350 an oz that is a 1000%
The total amount of gold owned by the U.S. Treasury is 261,498,926 ounces.
For the United States to go back to the gold standard each ounce of gold that the Federal Government owns would have to be priced over $78,394 (Nov 2017) which is an increase of over 223,983%, that qualifies as Hyper-Inflation; Leaving the gold standard in 1971 so that paper money without a standard could be printed to pay for the Vietnam War started the slide that let our elected officials in United States run up this disastrous National Debt.
From 1940 through 1963 the highest tax
rate was over 80 percent reaching the high of 94 percent in 1944 &
1945 according to the IRS site on tax rates. That is how World War II & the Korean War
the Interstate Freeway System our bridges and the infrastructure was paid for
and those rates will be necessary again to pay down the National Debt.
The first step in repairing a problem is to acknowledge there is a problem, then figuring out how it came about, so solutions can be implemented. That being said problems will not fix themselves and sometimes shared pain is necessary. For an overview listing of the contents-index; and a start of solutions to fix some of our problems plus a questionnaire please follow the links. This made in Washington D.C. mess did not happen overnight, but has been building up over the course of decades.It was going to be a lose-lose situation no matter what happened, the party that considered so many of us as deplorable (the elitist party of asses), replaced with the party of greed (the elitist party of elephants); no celebration here, the Elitists in both parties (Asses and Elephants) treat WE THE PEOPLE with utter distain and contempt; and they wonder why We The People are ticked off; To the Evangelical Churches I am very curious, you helped enable this financial mess, so, what are you going to do about this unfettered greed?: "Hedge Funds Run by Trump Advisors Made the Most Money Off His Election Win". Makes one wonder how the Elitists view the opinions of the men (Founding Fathers) that made their good life possible
the Republican Neo-Con blueprint
TYRANNY OF DEBT
burdensome debt has been created ($20.7 trillion). For the payment of
interest it becomes necessary to have recourse to new loans, which do not
swallow up but only add to the capital debt. And when this credit is exhausted
it becomes necessary by new taxes to cover, not the loan, BUT ONLY THE INTEREST ON IT.
These taxes are a debit employed to cover a debit.
“Let me issue and control a
nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”
Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.
If the loan bears a charge of 5 per cent, then in twenty years the State vainly pays away in interest a sum equal to the loan borrowed,($20.7 trillion) in forty years it is paying a double sum,($41.4 trillion) in sixty - treble,($62.1 trillion) and all the while the debt remains an unpaid debt.
When the $12,116,000,000,000 ($12.1 trillion) already squandered for interest is added to the debt still owed this becomes
a lot of money. This was a great plan for the banks/lenders but a horrible plan for those having to pay the interest!
There is no nice way to say this, Wall Street does not care about you, Bankers do not care about you, Owners of Hedge Funds do not care about you, The Elitists don't care about you, the majority of the people living in the United States of America have been used.
"You can fool all the people some of the
time, you can fool some of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the
people all the time."
Many have been played as fools, Wall Street
does not invest in America, Wall Street is a Gamblers Paradise, those people do not work, they are con men
skimming the cream of the everyday workers blood, sweat and tears. Wall Street
does not give a rip about you or your kids. The Bankers, and Gamblers (Wall
Street & Hedge Fund operators) only care about money and with so many in
the House, Senate and even President candidates
begging for campaign money they will not produce change because that
would amount to biting the hand that feeds them.
If history repeats itself yet again it will not be pretty:
I SEE ONE-THIRD OF A NATION ILL-HOUSED,
THE TEST OF OUR PROGRESS IS NOT WHETHER WE ADD MORE
TO THE ABUNDANCE OF THOSE WHO HAVE MUCH
IT IS WHETHER WE PROVIDE ENOUGH FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TO LITTLE
From the Memorial of President Roosevelt
President George Washington in his farewell speech
warned the people of the dangers of Potentates’; Political Parties & Debt: it is too
bad that the people have disregarded/ignored his sound advice!
Could it be that due to our unwillingness to foresee "Unintended Consequences" that we are now a nation best described as being on "Life Support"
The Law of Unintended
As in science, medicine, engineering and even finance there are laws and there are theories, one law that crosses all spectrums is the Law of Unintended Consequences: President Clinton could never have foreseen that Monica Lewinsky would not send her blue dress to the cleaners, but instead leave the stain as a keepsake. The married Speaker of the House and prosecutor at President Clinton's impeachment trial, Newt Gingrich was having an affair while airing Ms. Lewinsky’s dirty laundry. After Gingrich, came the Speaker-designate, Representative Bob Livingston, who announced the end of his candidacy for Speaker and his resignation from Congress from the floor of the House after his own marital infidelity came to light.
Most people did not care, nor did they want to know about the sexual escapades of Clinton or Gingrich or Livingston. It was the Republican hypocrisy, which became known because of the Law of Unintended Consequences that really ticked people off.
Back to our debt problem
It seems that our politicians’ are somewhat confused, the reason a large number of us did not vote for Mr. Romney and the Republicans was because President Obama and the Democrats were viewed as the lesser of two evils, God only knows if there is a lesser of two evils this time (what a sad way to run this country).
The greed, maneuvering and hypocrisy of to many elected officials is disgusting. Some of us do not suffer from amnesia, we are facing a financial nightmare because the Republicans took this country off the gold standard back in 1971, when Nixon was President, to pay for the War in Vietnam and have been living on borrowed money ever since.
In 2001 instead of using the surplus money the government was taking in to pay down “our” National Debt, President Bush and the Republicans (G.O.P.) decided to run up a Strategic Deficit (Two unfunded wars and a tax cut), never taking into consideration the law of unintended consequences, (Strategic deficit to cut programs) this plan was concocted while the Republican President Reagan was in office and now 30 years later the debt is bad enough that implementation by the Republicans can and has commenced.
Due to extraordinary measures the Trump Administration along with the rest of the Republicans have kept the debt that has been accumulating since January 20 off the books, this is nothing new but it is ever bit as disingenuous as when President Obama’s administration did the same thing, once for 169 days and once for 202 days. How long did President Trump play this game; 231 days ended Sept. 08, 2017? Second round lasted just 64 days ending Feb 09, 2018.
Lew’s “Extraordinary Measures” on Debt was
Just “Cook the Books”
Why be Disingenuous
What will it take for the masses to wake up
Unfettered "capitalism" is every bit as
dangerous as communism and fascism
Tyranny is legal when tyrants make the rules
oli•gar•chy: a puppet government controlled by individuals, corporations, and P.A.C.s who have bought off (purchased) candidates i.e. Adelson, Koch, Soros. Examples of some Oligarchies
For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions
Wall Street Pays Bankers to Work in Government,
Admission of guilt
Elizabeth Warren slams corporate wrist-slapping
people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government
institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these
United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers;
foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money
– The Honorable Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee in the 1930s
Despite being warned, President Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. A few years later he wrote: I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men. -Woodrow Wilson
The Federal Reserve Bank (which is not run by the United States government and which came into existence because of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913) finally stopped the controversial policy known as quantitative easing, they bought $45 billion in Treasuries each month for 4 years ($540 Billion per year) and $40 billion mortgage-backed securities each month($480 Billion per year) that equaled $4,080,000,000,000 ($4.08 trillion). (Guess where the money came from? The United States Treasury Dept.)
equity chief went so far as to publicly thank Ben S. Bernanke, the Federal
Reserve chairman until February 2014, whose program of extraordinary economic
stimulus has helped push stocks higher, feeding the private equity machine. “Thank you, Ben
Bernanke. I saw him last Thursday, and I thanked him,” Mr. Schwarzman of
Blackstone said during a conference in December. “The opportunity for us to be
able to attract funds is very, very high.”
Stephen A. Schwarzman, the head of the Blackstone Group, took home $452.7 million, ([$8,690,000] $8.69 million per week) also more than double what he made in the previous year.
Invitation Homes: Dallas-based subsidiary of The Blackstone Group has spent $8 billion buying about 43,000 homes nation wide. That's amazing, veterans are homeless and these people only seem to be concerned about fatter returns. The COO of Blackstone Group is now the CEO of Costco (Is he just another Wall Streeter or is he going to protect his employees as founder Jim Sinegal did when he was CEO of Costco, only time will tell).
Wall Street (Blackstone Group) buyers snap up thousands of local homes for rentals
An internal Goldman memo suggested that speculation by investors accounted for about a third of the price of a barrel of oil. A commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the federal regulator, subsequently used that estimate to calculate that speculation added about $10 per fill-up for the average American driver. Other experts have put the total, combined cost at $200 billion a year.
Our elected officials appear to prefer serving the Industrial Military Complex, Industrial Spy Complex, Special Interest Banks, Insurance Companies and Hedge Fund Gamblers instead of We The People. Decide to get involved, it is your debt, call your legislative representatives let them know how you feel about $12.116 trillion squandered so far for interest on our children’s $20.7 trillion National Debt; your involvment is needed; it is your country! Do not expect them to listen right away, you will have to call them again and again, might want to enlist friends and family; Special Interest groups have been wining and dining some of “our” elected officials’ for decades.
Why were the banks allowed to raid the FDIC? Because that is where the money was.
Mnuchin, President Trump’s Treasury Secretary fits this description
by L Michael Tomkins, EdD, of a Psychopath “A psychopath doesn’t have a
conscience. If he lies to you so he can steal your money, he won’t feel any
moral qualms, though he may pretend to.” MR. Mnuchin was a founder of OneWest
Bank, this video explains how people lost all they had to a group of psychopathic lovers of money, control and power.
Taken for a Ride Again (4 1/2 min video)
Loophole manufactured, loophole exploited.
What is it going to take for THE PEOPLE to wake up?
Single payer – Single;
one, solitary: Payer – the person or entity
who pays the bill
Insurance - coverage by contract whereby one party agrees to guarantee another against a specified loss
Greed – selfish desire; example, The greedy CEO wanted more money at the cost of your health
Insurance companies are more concerned with profits and the bottom line of the company, not the efficiency of your healthcare.
The Pay of a few insurance CEOs; not including
Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish: $13.5 million
Cigna CEO David Cordani: $14.5 million
Humana CEO Bruce Broussard: $10.1 million
for CEO's in major pharmaceutical companies fiscal year 2015
Juan Ramon Alaix
/ Zoetis - $ 8,700,000
Mark Trudeau / Mallinckrodt - $ 9,700,000
Rajiv Kanishka L. De Silva / Endo Int. - $10,900,000
Robert Bradway / Amgen - $16,100,000
John Lechleiter / Eli Lilly - $16,600,000
George Scangos / Biogen - $16,900,000
Ian Read / Pfizef - $18,000,000
Heather Bresch / Mylan - $18,900,000
Richard Gonzalez / AbbVie - $20,800,000
Brenton Saunders / Allergan - $21,600,000
Alex Gorsky / Johnson & Johnson - $23,200,000
Kenneth Frazier / Merck $24,100,000
Jeffery Leiden / Vertex - $28,100,000
Leonard Schleifer / Regeneron - $47,500,000
And you thought it was about your health – it’s not – it is about the investors and their returns
Another Richard Nixon gift that just keeps on taking: HMO's
Ehrlichman: "Edgar Kaiser is running his Permanente deal for profit. And the reason that he can—the reason he can do it—I had Edgar Kaiser come in—talk to me about this and I went into it in some depth. All the incentives are toward less medical care, because— the less care they give them, the more money they make."
If the people of the United States of America have been legally mandated by the President, House, Senate and Supreme Court to have to purchase Health Insurance why are a group of "Individuals" allowed to pocket Millions of Dollars in wages off the premiums that WE THE PEOPLE are forced to pay; I thought that was the definition of extortion. The Mafia could only hope; legalized extortion, how could it get any better then that? It just got better: The crime syndicates could not dream up legalized extortion like this - state officials have approved rate increases of 25 to 50 percent or more in 2017.
“Single Payer” explained in plain, simple, unembellished english
Someone would have to be one hell of a fiction writer to make this up so just in case you wanted to understand why your health care premiums’ need to go up; Ex-wife needs $433,991 a month
Seeing how WE THE PEOPLE are forced into paying into this racket how about forcing maximum wages payable to these bums, maybe something in line with 25 times the minimum wage [Minimum wage $7.25 per hour; Maximum wage $181.25 per hour, and let’s put a stop to "Stock Options" while we are at it.
Destroyed American companies
The Destruction of the Middle Class "Stock Options"
fetter: a chain or shackle; something that confines; restraint
Unfettered, unrestrained capitalism gave us this national debt, exorbitant health care costs, destroyed pensions, sent jobs off-shore, and brought in foreign workers to replace American workers with H1B1 visas.
Unfettered capitalism is just unchecked greed.
People working together for the betterment of all used to be what America was about, it gave us clean drinking water, electricity (rural electrification of U.S. 1920-1930), Interstate freeway system, vitamins A & D in milk, iodine in salt, pensions, a 40 hour work week. If that is considered socialism I'm having a difficult time seeing where that is such a bad plan. Our military is a socialistic organization and before the era of Money, Money, Money (Dave Ramsey’s theme song), Christianity was socialistic in nature.
Throughout history unfettered capitalism has always brought about war. If this is allowed to continue millions will again be sacrificed on the Altar of Capitalistic Greed.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of a nation that
bankrupt and dying.
Not just financially in this sea of red ink but morally as well.
And to the republic for which it once stood.
Has our sovereignty been signed away?
(Treaties Supersede our Constitution)
Which has forsaken God.
Injustice, greed, lies, debauchery.
Is divisible with special interest groups.
Over 30,000,000 laws.
How many are pay-offs to special interest groups?
And miscarriages of justice for all.
Unfortunately when laws are not enforced equally on all people
justice becomes a joke.
The choice is yours and it is really quite simple, the choice will be between what is right and what is simple. Do you continue, try to understand what is happening, what are the consequences for yourself and your children or do you change channels, go to a warm and fuzzy website -- leave this mess for someone else.
Member of Congress February 5, 2015
Confessions of a Congressman
If Congress wants to stop the Cynics, Congress needs to stop the Games
To stop Gerrymandering; (the creative drawing of Congressional Districts which everyone with a computer can look up by Googling there district); use districts drawn up using Zip Codes as they are set up now. DO NOT ALLOW Zip Codes to be redrawn but just add or subtract a Zip Code North, South, East or West to get the desired number of people needed in each District.
We have problems because to many refuse to stand for anything
By the time World War II ended the young men,
both rich and poor had learned to work together to survive and because of the
shared horrors of war continued to work together for the betterment of all.
Unfortunately over the years others who had not witnessed or been involved in the horrors of war decided they were more valuable and manipulated our elected officials to manufacture laws for their own self-interest.
Is it not amazing how many seem to have an inflated value of their self-worth, many making a high dollar salary believe they are worth it (CEO’s, Lawyers, Wall Street Gamblers). We are all replaceable, although some are a little harder to replace than others (Einstein, Tesla).
I have found few to be worth $250,000 a year; I have never met anyone worth $50,000 a month ($600,000 a year). Now if we could just convince the poor kids selling drugs (maybe they like caviar too) that money isn’t everything because when we die and I don’t care who you are, the big house, fancy cars, exotic toys of the lifestyles of the rich and shameless, it all stays.
If you are a decent individual some people will cry at your funeral, and some might even mourn your passing for a time, reflecting on the good times, but, life goes on, the world didn't stop spinning. At work they will find someone to replace you; you’re expendable, you are replaceable.
What is that CEO or Lawyer or Wall Street Gambler really worth when good men and women are injured, maimed or killed standing up for this country? How arrogant can the CEO or Lawyer or Wall Street Gambler be when we as a nation can replace a President such as Lincoln or Kennedy in just a matter of hours?
CEO rakes it in / CEO to make Hundreds of Millions - $15,000 Reenlistment bonus’ clawed-back
These two articles qualify and quantify the definition of chicken-shit. First article only runs 5 paragraphs
Chicken shit refers to
behavior that makes life worse than it need be: petty harassment of the weak by
the strong; open scrimmage for power and authority and prestige… insistence on
the letter rather than the spirit of the law. Chicken shit is so called –-
instead of horse- or bull- or elephant shit -- because it is small minded and
ignoble and takes the trivial, seriously.
Chicken shit people and organizations’ are easily recognized because of their greedy, self-centered and often-times manipulative actions.
YOUR ACTION NEEDED: Contact
your elected representatives in Washington DC and tell them to get over
their party differences and get to solutions NOW. Let them know
you are disappointed that $12.116 trillion has been squandered so far
paying interest on the $20.6 trillion National Debt.
Here is a list of contact information Address & Phone Numbers
Everybody was hoping Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have gotten involved, but Nobody wanted to.
Everybody got angry because it was Somebody's job.
Everybody thought Somebody else should do it.
Nobody realized that it wouldn’t get taken care of.
It ended up that Everybody blamed others when Nobody did what Somebody -- Anybody could have done.
The first step in repairing a problem is to acknowledge there is a problem
The real reason Afghanistan was invaded: Vast mineral wealth Oct 17, 2011
Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals / July 25, 2017
Millions in Off-the-books cash was given to President Karzai of
One has to wonder, was it incompetence or malfeasance; $28 Million Wasted on Afghan Uniforms only part of U.S. problem
It is amazing what can be overlooked when it come to the Love of Money
Made In China, with American Technology - China Removed Secret Equipment From US Spy Plane (2001)
IBM sells PC group (ThinkPad) to Lenovo (China) (2004)
Microsoft develops Windows 10 version for China’s government (2017)
In give-aways to China; Greed pays off big (2011)
Chinese supremacy - Meet Your New Boss: Buying Large Employers Will Enable China To Dominate 1000s Of U.S. Communities (2013)
The Chinese Party Bosses do not care about you, “Tycoon behind Syngenta bid China's most aggressive dealmaker" (2016)
Iran and the arrogance of the CIA drone wars; how can this possibly end well
assertive CIA intensifies covert operations in Afghanistan
read any article concerning the CIA that did not qualify as a SNAFU or FUBAR
“The American people don’t mind if there are C.I.A. teams waging a covert war there,” Actually Some Of Us Do Mind
Russia Uses American Technology to Help Hide Submarines
Does Russia really own around 20% of American Uranium Deposits
We have a Standards Problem and it needs to be fixed.
We as a
nation are at a cross-road, unfortunately neither the left nor the right seem
to understand how we got here, may I offer an observation; When there are no
standards, chaos follows.
There are two major standards that have been disregarded first one is a dual principal, morals & ethics, the standard that was used in the past. During the time of Washington and Jefferson (The Bible, the book of morals & ethics) has been for all intents and purposes tossed out by the crazy right and loony left, it appears that neither group has bothered to read the book.
Because we as a nation no longer have shared standards, a kid is killed over shoes and a cop willingly gives a homeless person a dung sandwich; something is seriously wrong in our country. (There are a large number of decent kids and cops but there are problem kids and problem cops and way too many people with weird standards).
When standards are removed, corner stone's (boundaries') shifted, anything goes. Some laughed, some mocked her as she died - Teenagers Recorded Man Drowning and Laughed. We will reap what we have sown if this is not corrected, we will reap the whirlwind.
This can actually be fixed, Proverbs is as applicable today as it was 3000 years ago when first written (the rest of the book is also applicable), there are a number of good preachers out there that will call bullshit what it is but opening and reading the book yourself helps to ensure preachers are and keep telling the truth. Education is the key; that is what Martin Luther and Gutenberg with his invention of the press gave to We The People, the ability to read the truth. It was an incredible gift at the time and still is because the Religious Authorities were lying there asses off as to what was printed in the Book to control the masses.
Second one concerns finances, and will be more difficult to repair, with the removal of the gold standard money could be printed without concern as long as the debt was paid back, it wasn't paid back, $20.7 Trillion later we now have a mess.
Thomas Jefferson stated that education is the key, he did not say that it would be pain free or easy but/and your involvement not only matters, it is needed
There is no nice way to say this; we the people have been hosed! Do you want to understand how this mess came about? There was/is a plan and it looks really ugly for the Red Neck - Blue Collar - Christian crowd: Hard times lie ahead, but cheer up, things are getting worse
Here is that list of contact information again Address & Phone Numbers
Chipping: looks good on paper, might want to think about this also
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