Posts Tagged ‘Oligarchs’

I couldn’t bring myself to cast my own uninformed vote in the 2016 election (1st time in my adult life) as I was disgusted by protected psychopath, Hillary and knew little about The Donald other than having read three or four of his books.  I now suspect it no longer matters whether we like or dislike Donald Trump as President of our United States.  He won election in spite of impossible odds arranged by Left and Right Establishment insiders, a sycophant Elite/CIA controlled media and the Clinton War Machine.  He now assumes responsibility for our United States executive office, supposedly on the people’s behalf, including our monstrously bloated, unimaginably corrupt, $4 trillion Federal on-book budget…and we don’t know how large an off-book budget.

President Trump is not responsible for the vast array of unresolved issues and corruption facing the United States in 2017;  issues developed since WW II;  issues largely ignored, pandered to, propagandized and profited by a few for the last 70 or so years.  The question I find myself asking now is, “WHAT HAPPENS TO US ON MAIN STREET IF DONALD TRUMP FAILS TO MANAGE A SMOOTH ECONOMIC TRANSITION FROM OUR NEARLY INSOLVENT, NON-PRODUCTIVE ECONOMY TO A HEALTHY, PRODUCTIVE ONE”?  Is it still even possible to rebuild responsible adult government – or have we passed the negligently treasonous, economic point of no return?  Maybe we should at least ponder possible answers to this question before jumping on that Trump hating train; the one that looks headed on a downhill track to economic hell?

We’re told by main stream media (MSM) that the U.S. economy is on the right track, but here in Arizona anyway, there sure are a lot of vacant homes, offices, buildings and folks standing on corners with signs; so I did some checking and found U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data showing a different picture than the Press Corpse postulates.  Here’s a couple of stats to consider regarding that right track.

***Median Household Income for 2015 (last year available per U.S. Census) was $56,516 compared to 2007’s median $57,423; 1.6% lower than 2007.  Not impressive given steady, understated inflation at our grocery stores and shopping centers.
***The 2016 labor participation rate per Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was 63%.  This means 37% of working age  Americans are not working.
***The 2016 U-6 unemployment rate for 2016 per BLS is 9.6%.  If we add the 14% (per BLS) still looking for work after 15 to 26 weeks, we get an unemployment rate of 23.6%.  For millennials, Hispanics, African-Americans and women, it’s nearly double that.  The official U-3 rate of 4.9% is D.C.B.S.
***U.S. home ownership is at the lowest level since 1967.  A few more percentage points and U.S. home ownership sinks to an all-time low since U.S. Census record keeping began in 1965.
***United States GDP for 2016 was a meager 1.6%.  If we subtract out the portion of government spending included, GDP is somewhere in the range of -5%.  (This is my rough estimate – I didn’t spend a lot of time on the math, but the ball park is definitely negative.)

In light of the above, consider the 2016 Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense Report exposing $6.5 trillion dollars unaccounted for in 2015; an interesting statistic given the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) total 2015 Federal expenditures were $3.7 trillion against $3.2 trillion in revenues.  I don’t know if this $6.5 trillion is in addition to the 2001 Inspector General Report showing $2.3 trillion unaccounted for in that year’s DOD budget or if $2.3 trillion grew to $6.5 trillion?  In any case, it’s not an undisclosed fact that DOD receives and spends more money OFF-BOOK than it does ON-BOOK.  The question we as citizens might ask, because  our Elected Congressional Members responsible for budget oversight won’t, is; “where does this DOD off-book money come from and where does it go”?  Similarly, how large are other Federal Agency unaccounted for dollar amounts?  Ms. Catherine Austin Fitts of the Solari Report estimates black budget totals to now be more than $40 trillion.

Also in light of the above statistics, consider that the 2011 partial Federal Reserve Audit by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) disclosed more than $16 trillion allocated to banks and corporations, much of that dispensed internationally by the FED.  Specifics regarding these allocations remain thin.  Are American citizens legally responsible for this money?  If so, do we deserve a proper Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) analysis?  It’s my understanding that the Fed has its own accounting standards and is not held to GAAP standards.  I’m not certain of this and perhaps it’s appropriate for central banks, but if correct, isn’t it curious?

As we get into 2017 the global economy is drowning in on-book sovereign debt as is the United States.  Main Street citizens paying the bills are not permitted access to vast off-book (unaccounted for) spending and debt numbers, but we understand from Inspector General Reports on various agencies that the amounts are enormous and completely non-transparent.  Budget accountability does not exist in Washington D.C.  Obviously, raising interest rates on this debt mountain is willful economic suicide, yet historic economic cycles suggest our economy will reset to some standard of real value at some point in time, whether convenient or not.  After nearly ten years of quantitative easing do we even remember what real value is?  The current financial bubbles across multiple markets cannot be sustained.  Market corrections are usually crash and burn scenarios, but some economists suggest that handled properly, there still remains a small probability that Donald Trump, a very smart man, may be able to orchestrate a smooth transition from extreme over-spending and non-productivity to an economy at least marginally better for Main Street.  I don’t believe a smooth transition to be possible anymore, BUT…

…We should, as responsible citizens, ask ourselves anyway – WHAT DOES HAPPEN TO US ON MAIN STREET IF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION FAILS TO FIX HIS INHERITED 70-YEAR MESS?  We should ask so we can understand and prepare our families, friends and neighborhoods either way – as either way, success or failure, we the people of Main Street will live with, and pay for the resulting circumstance.  The FED has been bolstering the stock market and other markets sans meaningful oversight by Congress.  The Elite are and have been financially positioning themselves with hoards of gold, silver, other precious metals and non-digital, real assets.  Understand that if the banking system collapses, and it looks like it will; most if not all digital assets held by Main Street citizens will likely vanish.  The Oligarchs, inside traders like Rockefeller, Soros, Buffet and other pawns of privilege will be just fine in the coming decade.  By virtue of election, Trump is framed to take the blame, while those who orchestrated certain economic tragedy since WW II will skate free to do it again.  Will we be OK?  Will our children?  Take a minute and give this some thought.

We know the Federal Reserve’s interest is keeping the banking system and its controlling ownership liquid.  Talk of Main Street stimulus is nonsense outside minimal trickle-down.  Trump wants to spend $1 trillion or so on infrastructure.  As a retired civil engineer, I assure you $1 trillion toward infrastructure is a good and necessary idea, but serious needed infrastructure work falls more in the realm of $5 trillion.  Is something better than nothing?  Trump wants to reduce bloated, corrupt Federal spending and money laundering, but faces an enormous array of employee’s, vendors, contractors and special interests completely vested in the continued tumefaction of largely unsupervised Federal spending and off-book money laundering.  Our future depends on deciding now, if we are for or against President Trump’s success because regardless our own ideological preferences; his success is our success as his failure will be ours to own and pass on to our children.

Many of us know with certainty and the remainder, should Trump fail, may soon learn American government and its Elite handlers work hard for Oligarchs and themselves; no one else.  We on Main Street are pandered to, used, alone, without representation, without meaningful fiscal transparency, basically at the mercy of those to whom we gave the reins of self-governance since the 19th Century.  Is it in our best interest to defend Trump, whom we’re not sure about;  or should we jump on the fear, hatred and corruption Establishment Train we already know doesn’t give a hoot about Main Street useless eaters, other than to control us and harvest the wealth we create?

For a short while anyway – I’ll ride with Trump and pray he’s real; because support him or not; if Donald Trump fails, if the Establishment wins, Main Street America and the world will reap those storm clouds, now rising black, bold and threatening on our Main Street horizon.

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Climate change is real, but what drives it?  How should it be studied?  Can a tax fix it?

Global temperature measurement, while being perfected, has so far been analogous to measuring orange diameters estimated by measuring apples; claiming estimates must be adjusted for accuracy by measuring lemon diameters estimated by measuring apricots, then interpolated to apples; then fine tuning the whole thing by comparing lime diameters estimated by measuring oranges and finally projecting the illogical results back to orange diameters.  This sort of nonsense constitutes profound scientific consensus per con-artists the likes of Al Gore and becomes the basis for transferring $trillions to Elite dynastic families and their dutiful pawns from hard working people around the world.

If I’m not a climate denier and don’t scoff at climate science, why would I make the facetious statement above?  Two reasons.  First, the word consensus has no place in science.  If science is systematized knowledge with various departments, say climate science; and if study is the application of mental faculties to the acquisition of knowledge; then we come full circle.  Science is study.  Consensus implies no further study required, arrogantly suggesting we know everything. No science needed.  This is ignorance and denial, not science.

Secondly, explain scientific truth as best we know it.  Admit what we don’t know or are uncertain of.  Hypothesize our theories, but treat theories as theory, not fact.  Discuss theory honestly.  To do otherwise is dishonest at best and worse, becomes manipulative politicization of science toward whatever outside agenda is pursued… usually money, power or both.

If you’re a millennial looking forward to paying your Carbon Tax, you may at least ponder the following.  Weather stations were originally created to monitor local daily weather.  They were not designed to reliably measure global climate variation over time and must be re-vamped to do so.  Collection of temperature data is particularly difficult to standardize and though progress is being made, old data, pre-1940’s data and today’s data don’t go together and as such, ought be treated accordingly, not forced into contrived, possibly erroneous compatibility.  This is unnecessary and counter-productive.  Popular climate preachers are typically disingenuous regarding these concerns.

Water holds more heat than land, therefore is a significant area of concern.  On-water measurement variables include, but are not limited to:  Was water temperature checked at the water surface?  How far above the surface?  How quickly?  At what time of day?  Did time of day vary?  In what type of container – metal, wood, plastic, fabric?  Below the water surface?  How deep?  Were a ship’s water intake tubes used for sampling?  How large a ship?  How deep are its intake tubes?  How close to the engine heat were the samples taken?  Oceans never stop moving.  What effect do currents have on sampling?  Are sampling locations constant – variable – by how much?

On-land measurement variables include, but are not limited to:  Time of day sampling consistency.  Has the time of day for sampling varied?  Has the weather sampling station been relocated – how far – did conditions change?  Was it near the top of a hill and now is at the bottom?  Was it in the shade and is now in the sun?  Was it not protected and now is contained within a building?  Is the measuring device located near a building exhaust fan?  Are the measuring devices different today than equipment used in the past?  Was the equipment located in a rural area that is now urban?  Are the measuring devices properly and regularly calibrated?  Are the sampling employees qualified – by whom – how?  The list of variables is endless – but not at all insurmountable if handled with rigorous discipline.

Global warming enthusiasts insist that raw temperature data cannot be trusted or used due to above recognized issues and dozens more to boot.  I don’t disagree this is an issue.  To suggest consistency or uniformity exists in temperature measurement across many different countries and cultures over long periods of time is ridiculous.  GW enthusiasts insist this data must be adjusted, cleaned and homogenized.  I don’t necessarily disagree.  However, professional judgement based on experience and education are intrinsic to selecting and implementing these adjustments.  There are no internationally accepted standards established, though progress is being made.  This lack of standardization renders homogenization protocols used by different agencies across the globe – non-uniform at best; arbitrary at worse.  It’s not possible to have obvious recognizable variations in protocol and equipment and still claim consensus across the data streams.  This is dishonest.  Why don’t we just admit what the difficulties are and get on with honest debate?  That would be credible… at least more credible.

I don’t have a bone to pick with climatology.  I do have a bone to pick with so-called scientists who claim to know more than they know; or who politicize findings via clever data adjustments; particularly when motivated by continued need for financing and paying the mortgage.  Humans don’t tend to bite the hand that feeds them and scientists are no exception.  In fact, they may be the classic case.

No scientist claiming consensus is an honest scientist.  There’s always more to discover and no one understands this better than real scientists.  Lorentz uncovered the backbone of Einstein’s Relativity Theories with his equations for transforming time, distance and mass in terms of velocity. Einstein then carried the ball into the relativity end zone – so now we have consensus.  Right?  Wrong.  Now we’re digging into quantum theory and relativity isn’t necessarily contradicted, but is certainly tipped upside down as physics fails completely to explain the absolute nature of reality and stubbornly resists reaching out to the metaphysical abyss for possible answers – the Grand Unified Theory or whatever.  We don’t know what we don’t know.  We need our scientists to be honest and should demand no less.

Studies reveal significant factors plausibly impacting earth’s climate patterns beyond anthropomorphic (human) activity, some of which appear cyclical.  Two come immediately to mind.  Sun-spot activity for example.

Dr. Matthew J. Penn (National Solar Observatory, Tucson, AZ.) offered this startling consideration regarding sun-spot cycles.  (Taken from Monica Young’s July 24, 2013 Sky & Telescope article:  http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/the-weakest-solar-cycle-in-100-years/

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Penn offered another, more catastrophic option: the sunspot cycle might die altogether. His team uses sunspot spectra to measure their magnetic fields, and his data show a clear trend: the magnetic field strength in sunspots is waning.

Penn’s research shows that sunspots’ magnetic field strength is declining over time. Sunspots can only form if the magnetic field is greater than around 1,500 Gauss, so if the trend continues, we could be headed for a time where no spots appear on the Sun’s surface.

  1. Penn

“If this trend continues, there will be almost no spots in Cycle 25, and we might be going into another Maunder Minimum,” Penn states. The first Maunder Minimum occurred during the second half of the 17th century. Almost no spots were seen on the Sun during this time, which coincided with Europe’s Little Ice Age.
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Dr. Penn is not alone wondering if a new ice age is more probable than global warming.  There is no real consensus.

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Milankovitch Cycles are another example.  Milankovic and others have studied and described their findings relative to collective effects of variation in earth’s rotational and orbital movements on climate over many thousands of years.  Back in the Roaring 20’s, Serbian geophysicist and astronomer, Milutin Milankovic discovered variations in orbital eccentricity, axial tilt and precession resulted in cyclical variation in solar radiation reaching the earth.  This variation (orbital forcing) strongly influences climatic patterns on earth.  This has been confirmed by analysis of deep-ocean cores by others (Hays, Imbrie & Shackleton), though many questions remain unanswered.  Axial tilt variation appears to be significant, whereas elliptical orbit variation has only minor effects.

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How can climate scientists develop so-called models leaving out sun-spot activity, cyclical variation of earth’s axis of rotation and elliptical orbit and still suggest their childish models establish climate consensus based primarily on anthropomorphic activity?  This is a bad joke; is unprofessional; dishonest; and undermines climate study credibility.

Dishonesty in climatology disgraces the sincere scientists among us and raises legitimate questions:  To whose benefit?  Where is the money going?  I’m a 65-year old retiree.  None of this impacts my generation much.  As a millennial, however, you may want to ask a question or two before jumping on the Carbon Tax bus.  When someone demands your money; Ask who?  Ask why? Ask to what purpose?

  1. In what manner does any tax reduce CO2 emissions? {I see money changing hands, but no effect on carbon cycles what-so-ever.}
  2. Since Carbon Tax credits are created out of thin air, like fiat currency; who gets to create these credits from nothing and sell them for $trillions of dollars once corrupt government pawns have mandated them by law?  Al Gore and friends?  Why them?  Why not you?

For what it’s worth, the Rothschild/Rockefeller and friends central banking fraud is finally coming to an insolvent end.  We might ask, how do inbred idiots authorized to print money from thin air go broke?  Amazing level of greed and stupidity here, but I digress.

  1. Is it possible that these dynastic families; these corrupt, conscienceless, sometimes pedophilic Oligarchs see the end of their criminal banking enterprise and view the Carbon Tax as their new bonanza? Their new free ride on the backs of the gullible?

In my view, central banking has proved to be the largest criminal enterprise in economic history.  The Carbon Tax will dwarf it in terms of sheer volume of wealth transfer from workers of the world to the Oligarchs through compliant, psychopathic government thugs.

The Carbon Tax is about wealth transfer and Oligarch control.  It has nothing to do with environment or climate.  If we wish to be environmentalists and many of us do; we should do so intelligently and effectively.  Listening to con-men like Al Gore and friends is neither.  Let’s at least demand honesty in our universities, scientists and leaders.  It’s not too much to ask.

I don’t pretend to know if Donald Trump is what he says.  Time and his actions will tell.  Hopefully, a bit more than the single month to date.  This much we do know.  The war mongering, Neo-Con Establishment; say treasonous Republicans like McCain and cannibalistic Democrats like Clinton along with the Oligarch controlled media, all of Congress and most of our courts are unanimously going full-tilt, group-think bat-shit to destroy Trump.  Unfortunately, they carry significant portions of heavily entrained Main Street on their drooling bus-ride to hell and world-wide violence.  Given that transnational monopolies controlled by very few dynastic families took over the U.S. economic system in 1913 and garnered full political control with the highly successful 1963 coup; now freely running our conscienceless Fascist system, a mockery of Constitutional self governance; we ought be paying attention and thinking for ourselves, not parroting the seeds of our own destruction like lemmings looking for a cliff.

I watched the Trump Press Conference on Thursday (02-16-2017), was struck by and disappointed by four things.

The first thing was (and is) President Trump’s apparently sincere desire to work with countries around the world in peaceful, mutually beneficial – or to use his word, “FAIR” partnership – even with countries the BANKING/WAR/OIL BUSINESS MOGULS prefer us hate…and profitably kill.  How many times did President Trump reiterate in various ways over the course of more than an hours’ unscripted Q & A; WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER?  He claims to desire PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH.  Human history demonstrates no other path to peace – at least none uncovered in anthropological records, so his stance seems reasonable from a leadership standpoint, though uncomfortably and perhaps necessarily close to aiding the military industrial complex.  What would you do, if you were he?  In his position?  Under oath to protect and defend?

The slavering media drones clamoring for and mindlessly inferring, if not insolently demanding Trump take us to war with Russia was astonishing.  WTF???  How stupid is media stupid?  How stupid can journalism stupid be?  What’s wrong with these people…and more importantly, what’s wrong with the conditioned folks on Main Street soaking this mindless hatred up like thirsty sponges lost in an intelligence desert?  I get that American education is failing miserably, but do we have to brag on it to the world?

The second thing was (and is) the compulsive grasping by journalism school sycophants for smoke and mirrors, non-reality and the screeching insistence that an obvious psyop is real.  WTF again???  There still  isn’t and never has been one shred of evidence provided by anyone that Russian people hacked the morons at DNC and the war mongering Hillary camp.  Thankfully, the HACKERS, through WickiLeaks primarily, exposed to Main Street that the Clintons are guilty of treason as are most of Congress, not to mention extensive involvement of the Privileged Powerful in morally depraved pedophilia; not to mention, unsavory implications of illegal child vaccine testing and organ harvesting in UN protected seclusion as is going on in central Haiti.  It is now revealed, to those paying attention, that our CIA at Oligarch behest, misusing American wealth, diplomatic influence and military power are de-stabilizing defenseless countries like Somalia, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Libya, Syria and Haiti to name a few – where thousands of orphans are brutally created (we call it liberated), kidnapped (we call it rescued), used for illegal drug testing (we call it UN peace-keeping aid) and finally organ harvested ( we don’t even recognize this one) before hiding evidence (we call it burial)…and that’s for the less attractive kids.  The pretty ones are taken for sale as pedophilic sex slaves in well traveled circles of the rich and famous in horror shows like Washington D.C.  BUT THE MEDIA AND MAIN STREET DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT OR DISCUSS ANY OF THIS – DO THEY -DO WE?

The third thing is simply insistence by apparently ignorant media drones that their Oligarch motivated lies are somehow justified or necessary.  WTF??? Agendas are agendas and everyone has theirs.  We used to have a right to our own creative agendas here in America, including the editorial press, but today the Press Corpse throws tantrums insisting this is not acceptable.  It’s the Oligarch IDEOLOGY FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE OR THE HIGHWAY.  Chant, chant, chant!  Screech, screech screech!  As Hitler said, “Make the lie big and tell it often”.  As Bertrand Russel taught (and I’m paraphrasing); dumb down the useless eaters (Main Street) and if that doesn’t work, drug ’em until they believe snow is black, not white and they’re content to live as impoverished feudal serfs serving their bettersIn what way do media lies serve the best interest of anyone?  The negligent press wreak destruction upon their own children with this pathetic nonsense.  Lies serve ignorance, nothing more.

The fourth thing is the schizophrenic anti-war – or is it hypocritical Left and corrupt Right wailing like hyenas?  WTF???  These conditioned morons, “useful idiots” as Lenin referred to academics and press, ignored Clinton Administration war crimes in Somalia and Yugoslavia.  Then openly and rightly hated Bush I for misusing American might to commit war crimes and aid Oligarch Resource Rape.  Then completely ignore Obama’s war crimes, sinking far below anything Bush I could ignorantly dream of by murdering thousands of innocent civilians with drones… and now, it appears they actually have in President Donald Trump, an ANTI-WAR / PRO-PEACE / PRO-DIPLOMATIC LEADER sitting in the Oval Office and they can’t stop berating him for trying to work peacefully with other nations during the lousy four weeks he’s been in office.  This is either STUPIDITY, HYPOCRISY  or I guess both at sub-human levels of disgrace rendering it embarrassing to be human.

I don’t know if Trump is real.  I don’t go to the meetings – BUT FOR OUR OWN SAKE ON MAIN STREET AND ACROSS THE WORLD – Trump deserves a chance to show who he is.  We on Main Street deserve the same opportunity.

Like the late John Lennon so eloquently and melodically sang back in ’69 with his Plastic Ono Band“GIVE PEACE A CHANCE“.  If not, destruction is always waiting in the Neo-Con wings.  Destruction is forever if we keep on choosing it.  The Oligarchs insure we get what we ask for.