Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Ring of Power Beckons Republicans at the RNC

The right demonstrates that they will crush whoever stands in their way of a statist victory -
But the specific rules change that stuck in the craw of conservative delegates the most was the one that, effectively, would allow presidential campaigns to dump any elected delegates they didn’t like. The move was clearly aimed at thwarting future attempts by Ron Paul–type insurgents to take control of state conventions and elect their own supporters. This year, Paul forces overwhelmed state-party conventions in Iowa, Nevada, and Minnesota, effectively electing their own delegate slates. Other states, including Maine, Louisiana, and Oregon, saw pitched battles between establishment forces and Paul supporters.

Team Romney was able to ram the proposed changes through the Rules Committee but a substantial minority, some 40 percent, vociferously objected. Conservative RNC members who are masters of parliamentary procedure, such as Morton Blackwell of Virginia and Jim Bopp of Indiana, called for delegates to endorse a “minority report” on the floor to block the proposed changes. Bopp called it “the biggest power grab in the history of the Republican party.”
More replays from 2008 -
The RNC also refused to recognize Paul's delegates from Maine, and this incensed his many supporters, leading to a nasty yelling match on the convention floor immediately before Mitt Romney's nomination. "Seat them now!" the Paulites yelled.
"The Republican National Committee is not transparent and does not have integrity. They stole votes. They stole delegates. They refused to send busses for our delegates. It's a totalitarian process. This is not democracy. It's a really sad day for us. I've worked for Republican candidates since I was 16. We believed the Republican Party had more integrity. Boy, did they prove us wrong."
And -
They're not even allowing us to bring signs in, but they brought in their own [pro-Romney] signs. We couldn't nominate Ron Paul. The 'no' for not passing the rules was louder than the 'aye' and they ruled in favor of the rules. They're cheating. The Republican National Committee is not transparent and does not have integrity. They stole votes. They stole delegates. They refused to send buses for our delegates. It's a totalitarian process. This is not democracy. It's a really sad day for us. I've worked for Republican candidates since I was 16. We believed the Republican Party had more integrity. Boy, did they prove us wrong."

Not announcing other votes -
Listening to the announcement of delegates for the candidates, from the podium they are omitting any votes for other than Mitt Romney.
But not all the votes are for Mitt Romney.  Ron Paul and Rick Santorum have some votes.
They're being intentionally ignored.  Not counted and then announced that he didn't win, ignored as if they never happened.
And how do they feel about it? Listen to it yourself.

Now, how do you suppose this administration, if elected is going to act? With respect to the rule of the law and minorities or an overt power grab in which they will remake the Republic into their own image? Let's go back a few months -
Just as I predicted a rise in the Democrats due to Republican fatigue in 2006, it's easy to see the upcoming rise of nationalistic fascism that is brewing in the Republican party. The Democrats were allowed to take control to in part take the focus of the military misadventures of the US since 9/11. They were allowed to install a Marxist individual extolling the virtues of a Federal utopia via Hope and Change. But the populace is getting wise to Obama's antics and his half-life on the presidency is fading fast.

So it becomes time for the right shoe to take its step forward into an equally fascist, Christian system. Much like Germany got behind the rising star of one Adolph Hitler in the beginning of the 20th century, so too shall the supposed 'right' get behind an increasingly nationalistic and quasi-theocratic regime that will take all of the Federal power and aim it square at the Muslim Brotherhood Mideast and Russia, eventually targeting the Far East as well. (It's like they're working off a script...)

But just as the march to the police state in Germany was born out of a embarrassed national pride due to crushing war reparations incurred with the Treaty of Versaille, so too shall an economically castrated United States seek to regain its former glory by embarking on a program of progressive, systemic increase in death and destruction that first targets minorities and fringe people as well as the poor.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Where Does the Expense Incur? Government Fires Rage

Denninger continues with some of his great work -
Note this one carefully folks...
Publicly hailed as heroes, Stacey Lee Schreiber, 39, and Irma Zamora, 40, raced to help a stricken motorist following a crash Wednesday evening, and were electrocuted by an estimated 4,800 volts of power that flowed from a snapped streetlight fixture into water from a sheared fire hydrant that had flooded a crash scene.
However, it was expected that the families of the two dead women and the five civilian would-be rescuers would soon receive legally mandated bills from the city for the emergency services they received, such as hospital transport and on-scene medical paramedic treatment, a fire department official told City News Service.
"We can't decide who's innocent, who gets a bill and who doesn't," Humphrey said Friday. "We have no control over this. We are mandated by the city council and the mayor to bill citizens for the services rendered by paramedics and that's what we do."
Oh really?
So let's see.  I have a line item on my property tax bill for "fire and paramedic" services.  I pay that tax every year.  So do you, if you own or rent property (if you rent it's included in the rent.)
The City already got the money for these services -- they are paid to have the people on staff, they're paid for the ambulance, they're paid for the fire station, etc.  You pay for it -- in your taxes.
Then you get charged again if you use what you already paid for and thus own.
And you put up with this.
If a private party attempted to do this it would be ruled a contract of adhesion (you never agreed to such transport or service) and thus void as there was never a meeting of the minds between the parties.
It is only through the jackboot of government that, without your consent, you can be billed for services that were voluntarily provided to you even though you never asked for them and even though you already bought them in advance.
This is roughly what I have been saying all along. Government has been bouncing from 'good idea' to 'good idea' for decades now and nothing is beneath them. Republicans and Democrats literally see their role as overreaching central planners of the Communist variety.

Sobriety checkpoints? Necessary.
Invasion of phone calls? Necessary.
GPS tracking? Necessary
Control of soft drinks? Necessary.

There is literally no end to the 'good' that the state thinks it can do. Even the half-hearted repeal efforts offered by the so-called free-market individuals, Republicans, are usually completed with the exact opposite effort.

This is in part because the monstrosity of government is being run like a corporation and has developed a life of its own. It must protect itself, not it's citizens, it must grow it's budget continually, it must offer more, bigger, better programs than before. All at the cost of its citizens. This is precisely why this style of government will work in the short run, (20 - 50 years) but will eventually collapse in on itself in the long run. It is inefficient, it is unaccountable and it quite literally doesn't know how to make a good decision because it removes the very mechanism by which it could make a good decision. The free exchange of goods and services in a competitive environment.

We see this playing out in healthcare, finance, the stock market, housing, etc..., yet the two parties are powerless to change it. Why? Because they literally believe more gasoline will literally douse the fires.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Just Who's Calling the Shots?

I use a tint meter but I really don't give a rats a** about writing the violations. I like getting in the car and looking around (Plain View search of the interior while I'm testing all the windows). The heck with it on I 95 you aren't looking for tint its just the reason to get in the vehicle and find something better. Give them a warning and move on to the next one. Interdiction is a high volume game. Nothing says you gotta cite them for the violation.(Verbal Warning) If you find something write the citation and let them throw it out. Who cares about the traffic citation if you get cash or dope. Your PC for the stop is the illegal tint. I went to a lot of Interdiction schools and they all had one thing in common you gotta do a high volume of quick stops. (20 or more per day) If you think you got nothing move on. Don't waste your time writing tickets if you don't have to. Happy Hunting.
So says a supposed officer on a blog about illegal...
Speeding? No
Traffic accidents? No

Window tint.

Let me say that again...window tint.

Let's take a simplified walk through this man's logic -

Illegal drugs may be bad for your health.
They must be illegal
He must "hunt" for these drugs by finding a workaround on the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land.

Make no mistake, this is exactly why these laws exist. Once an officer can stick his head in your car, he can claim just about anything he wants to justify further investigation. Indeed, this so called officer admits as much. "...really don't give a rats a** about writing the violations. I like getting in the car and looking around (Plain View search of the interior while I'm testing all the windows)."

Now compare that thought process with the following -
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Human beings love to come up with justifications as to why they don't have to obey the law. In our supposed wisdom, we chain point to point in an attempt to get around the clear dictates of the law.

We have reached a tipping point in the history of this country. We have spent all of our capital, we have abused our imagined moral authority, we have trod over the rights of countless individuals and we like to imagine that we are above The Law.

No, not the law of man as it was repeatedly referenced in the scriptures. The highest law, the supreme law, the law of God. Man in his 'infinite wisdom' comes up with all sorts of great reasons (at least they seem good at the time) as to why it is not only in our best interest, but the others best interest to oppress and cajole them.

However man is on borrowed time when he employs these tactics as often his captives will either rise up and overthrow him as the tyrant that he is or a loving God will ensure that the situation is taken care of.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Silver Roars to Life, Portends a Destructive Fall in the Markets.

Smart money sees the handwriting on the wall -
The last few days have been 'different'. Equities have relinquished their role as QE-sensitizers as Treasuries and precious metals have taken the reins. Perhaps though, as CNBC's Rick Santelli noted earlier, Gold and Silver are acting as barometers of anxiety - as opposed to clarifying QE expectations - as we see both Gold (> $1650) and Silver (> $30) break above their 200DMA and trade back to near five-month highs.

Silver has surged an impressive 9.4% in the last four days - its largest such jump in 10 months - and broken above its 200DMA...
Now I've maintained that there would be civil war, uprisings and general mayhem leading into the end of 2012. This is to set into the motion the chess pieces that have been methodically placed for the last several hundred years. Now, after all the programming has been set, the elite wish to break the backs of all nations and force them into responding with arms, probably nuclear. The violence is just getting started though, first we plunge to create the rationalization to justify the call to arms. Then we shall see war the likes this world has never witnessed.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Belize Unable to Pay Bonds - Default Occuring

Uh oh, here comes the pain!
Belize will miss a coupon payment on about $544 million of bonds and is unlikely to pay creditors during a 30-day grace period that starts today, Finance Secretary Joseph Waight said.

The Central American nation, which owes investors about $23 million today, can’t make the payment, Waight said in a phone interview from Belmopan City. The government has been in talks with debt holders about a restructuring, its second since 2007.

“We simply do not have the capacity to make the payment,” Waight said. “We are hoping to engage with creditors as quickly as possible.”
Now South America seems to be perpetually in a state of default, however the problem becomes that just about everyone is leveraged to the max. When your debt load is massive, you count on these payments in order to pay your bills. If you're shafted, you also must shaft your investors of payments that they are counting on. This continues until someone is able to pony up the cash to stop the defaults.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The Futility of College Debt Bombs

"Conventional thinking" usually remains so until the model which produces the thinking is disproved in some sort of spectacular fashion. In 2000, the thought was that a person 'could not go wrong' investing in the internet or 'working with computers'. Hindsight is a harsh mistress and its revelations are often crystalline as it eventually became clear that there were such things as bad investments in the Tech Bubble. The economy subsequently crashed and the mal-investment bubble corrected somewhat. The same process repeated for the housing bubble of 2008 and countless other foolish decisions through the millenia.

The current bubble being blown in college financing reflects the same poisonous thought process that infected the other manias that blew sky high eventually. It goes roughly like this -
Education is needed to promote advances in production and general well-being. (True)
Therefore in order to grow our society, education needs to take place to create economic growth. (True) 
College is an advanced form of education. (True)

Now here is where things typically begin to break down...
Therefore, all college is an investment in economic growth. (False)
Just like and now Facebook found out, putting out just any sort of product, no matter how useful is not a guarantee of economic success. Perhaps a good question to ask is 'Is this product necessary?'. If the answer to that question is yes, then money will chase it, profits will be had and the economy will grow. However, if the answer is no, then the company will go bankrupt in short order.

It is with this thought process in mind that we consider the following -
According to government data, compiled by the Treasury Department at the request of, the federal government is withholding money from a rapidly growing number of Social Security recipients who have fallen behind on federal student loans. From January through August 6, the government reduced the size of roughly 115,000 retirees' Social Security checks on those grounds. That's nearly double the pace of the department's enforcement in 2011; it's up from around 60,000 cases in all of 2007 and just 6 cases in 2000.

Tens of thousands of retirees have fallen behind on student loans--and the feds are coming after their Social Security benefits. SmartMoney's AnnaMaria Andriotis has details on Lunch Break.

The amount that the government withholds varies widely, though it runs up to 15%. Assuming the average monthly Social Security benefit for a retired worker of $1,234, that could mean a monthly haircut of almost $190. "This is going to catch an awful lot of people off guard and wreak havoc on their financial lives," says Sheryl Garrett, a financial planner in Eureka Springs, Ark.
My favorite statement as of the last few years has been 'How are you going to pay for that?'. For decades, the American answer to that has been deferment, 'I'll pay later...' Eventually that thought gives way to 'I won't have to pay ever because the growth will cover the financing.' (8% growth - 5% interest = 3% profit)
The thought that just about everyone misses is that the cost will have to be paid eventually. The government realises this and this is why they are hitting you where it hurts now.
Initially, $200 a month is not enough to sink a families finances, but soon that number will grow. And since the cost of borrowing eventually will go back up, so will the total bill.

This is why communism doesn't work. NO ONE PAYS THEIR BILLS.

This is what causes the commune to devour more and more assets, resources and eventually countries in an attempt to prop up a failing system. We've seen this in the Soviet Union, we see this today in cities across the US, and we see this in the poisoned thinking of our kinsmen when they refer to the collective when they want their 'next greatest idea EVAH!' to be implemented. In truth, it's a failed concept that prospers in the ideological cesspools seed by....wait for it....wait for it...


Long and short. America is selling the last of its productivity in a failing attempt to protect its economy by buying communism.

Sweet Lenin's ghost the irony is delicious.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Houdini Suspect Shoots Himself, Police Mystified

Darn those invisible, wrong handed guns always shooting people -
Jonesboro Police claim a man who was searched, handcuffed, double-locked and bundled in the back of a patrol car shot himself in the head, an explanation the man’s mother dismisses as a cover-up for murder.

After officers claimed Chavis Carter was in possession of drugs, they searched him before handcuffing him and putting him in the back of a patrol car. The handcuffs were double-locked, making it harder for the lock to be picked.

Police then claim they heard a “thumping noise” before turning around to see Carter slumped on the back seat shot in the head.

“They’re still investigating but they think Chavis, somehow managed to pull out a hidden gun and shot himself in the head,” reports WREG Memphis, despite the fact that officers found no weapon on him during the search.

“I think they killed him, my son wasn’t suicidal,” said the man’s mother Teresa Carter.

She adds that Chavis was shot in the right temple and yet he is left-handed.

Carter also points out that Chavis called his girlfriend while pulled over and assured her that he would be in contact again when he got to jail.
Perhaps the key question that everyone seems to figuratively ask in all of these situations is 'Would an authority figure, lie, steal and abuse/murder you?' One needs to only slightly skim an encyclopedia to find the definitive answer - Uh DUH! History is chock full of sadists, rapists, thieves, and power-mad schemers conspiring (read as PLANNING) to use the power of the State to destroy the innocent. If I am not mistaken, I believe there might be a touch of that pointed out in the Bible as well.

What Americans seem to struggle with, especially Christians as of late, is the possibility that the authorities would commit actual crimes in order to retain their power. It as if the mere concept of Romans 13 absolves a person with power from any responsibility in criminal malfeasance. Just try raising the specter of the DoD or NORAD's abject failures  to protect the country on 9/11; you will assuredly receive some upside-down response to the effect that a system designed specifically to prevent foreign entities from sneaking up on us abjectly failed when it came to dealing with mediocre individual actors with a tactically simple plan. This does not automatically convict the government, merely that there is more than one suspect possible.

Yet, millions react as though this idea is repugnant. They are 'authorities' therefore they are innocent. I maintain that this is exactly how tyranny flourishes. When our founders set up such a government that treated themselves like potential criminals, liberty, prosperity and wealth absolutely exploded in this country.

Let's make this simple. There are 2 sets of suspects in this case. 1) The deceased and 2) The officers. Who has the motive? Who has the weapon? Who has the ABILITY?

Do we know for certain? No. But that's why we go to court, isn't it?