Saturday, August 30, 2014

Obama is Inept and Strategy-Less in Foreign Policy and Everything Else

The other day, Obama was once again nationally televised by the fawning media; flapping his lips and delivered yet another "nothing burger" about foreign policy. He admitted that he "doesn't have a strategy" with regard to Jihadists in the middle east making astonishing territorial gains in Syria and Iraq. The absence of any US advisers in Iraq has contributed to the loss of all of the hard-fought gains of the Iraq war -- in front of our very eyes.

Obama may not have a strategy but ISIS has one: to kill as many Americans (and Shiites) as possible.

Obama can't even correctly name the enemy or even call a spade a spade. If you can't correctly identify the problem, you'll never have the correct solution. Political correctness is the problem with him. He is in complete denial about Islam itself.  Hint: it's not just the extremists either. The vast majority of Muslim communities are generally sympathetic, and therefore complicit with, Jihadis and their murders.

Remember when the massacre of Ft. Hood was an example of “workplace violence”? When we were told core al-Qaeda was “decimated”? And how al Qaeda/Jihadists were the “jayvee team”? And how President Obama would bring a “new beginning” based on “mutual respect” with the Arab and Islamic world?

Do you still recall when the president promised he would punish Syria if it crossed the “red line” of using chemical weapons?  Remember when our official "policy" in Syria was "Assad must go".   When we were assured that the “tide of war is receding”?

The equally brain dead and "fawning" media still thinks that Obama is relevant and has something to offer. The sad truth is that he's never had anything to offer-- ever. He has NEVER offered any useful details regarding any of his legislative "successes" For example, he never offered anything in the crafting of ObamaCare. All along, he's delegated everything to the corrupt and highly incompetent Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. He never wrote a paper at the Harvard Law Review either. He never did anything of note in his long 150 day career as a US Senator either. I don't think this idiot ever had a job.

He has nothing to offer. This emperor has no clothes, but Sshhhh!, don't tell anyone (or you'll be labeled racist)!

In foreign policy, we're finding out what happens when America is not providing accustomed leadership in the world. I'm talking about diplomatic leadership backed by a well-communicated strategy. The US used to stand for law and order, democracy (however imperfect), freedom and freeing peoples from oppression. But bonehead Obama typically sides with the law breakers, oppressors and trouble-makers. Obama hates Netanyahu, but loves Rouhani, He hates Britain but loves Putin's Russia, He sided with Chavista Manual Zelaya who was ousted by Honduras's Supreme Court. He sides with illegal aliens and against enforcing existing laws. Can you see the pattern?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Democrats Want Unlimited Immigration & Push Bill To Allow Illegals to Vote NOW

The Left has a plan to allow unrestricted illegal immigration -- which is already underway.  That much is clear.  Obama and fellow Democrats have started a stampede of illegal immigration by loose talk of imminent amnesty, abuse of asylum rules and refusal to enforce existing immigration laws.   Border patrols are now overwhelmed and have been told to 'stand down.'  In fact, Obama and Democrats have INTENTIONALLY created a humanitarian immigration crisis.    And we know crises need yet more government involvement!!  You get it??   You get the Leftist agenda and methods??

It's absolutely shameful how our nation and rule of law is being decimated before our very eyes.  God help us.  Punish these people -- everyone of them -- in November!  And I can't believe Obama's approval rating is still in the 40s!!  Apparently 40+% of the population is brain dead.

Ultimately, the Left hopes to ultimately hook these immigrants on a variety of government benefits to make them Democratic voters for life.  They can't wait!  What you may not know is that they intend to let the illegals vote right away -- regardless of citizenship or status.    That's why Democrats oppose any rational voter ID laws -- they want the illegal votes!!

In an apparent move to attract even more illegals to our borders, Democrats in New York state are trying to "cash in" now and allow undocumented persons to vote and to receive a variety of government benefits -- regardless of status.  Expect more of this from Blue States unless the voters in this country wake up!  From Breitbart:
Millions of illegal immigrants could soon become legal "state citizens" in New York thanks to a new proposed bill. If passed, the legislation would allow undocumented immigrants living in the state to receive a slew of benefits administered by the state including drivers licenses, in-state tuition, voting rights, and Medicaid.

The bill was introduced on Monday, according to New York Daily News. It would supposedly only apply to illegal immigrants with no criminal history who can prove they have lived and paid taxes in New York for three years. In total, an estimated 2.7 million individuals would reap benefits as a result of the legislation.
Not only that, the US government is fighting any State that demands voters to produce identification and prove that the voter is compliant with immigrant law.  What seems reasonable to you and me is an anathema to the irresponsible Democrats.

 From Fox News:
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear arguments Monday in an appeal filed by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

The agency is seeking to overturn a federal judge's order that the commission modify a federal form to include special instructions requiring Kansas and Arizona residents to provide citizenship documentation when they register to vote.
Democrat's real goal is to get more low IQ, low-information voters to vote Democratic by hooking them on "free stuff" and "assistance" and subsidies.  Of course they already will get "free" education for their children, "free" medical care at emergency rooms.  After all, low- information and low IQ (and aggrieved) voters are the heart of the Democratic party.  Never mind asking who's paying the bills.  Who pays is NEVER the concern of Democrats since they can always squeeze the "wealthy" for more money.

It's literally insane NOT to validate voter ID and proper immigration documentation.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Administration Abusing Asylum Rules in Latest Push To Eliminate Borders

A nation without borders is not a nation.

But erasing our southern border is exactly what the Democrats, completely in bed with the ignorant fool Obama, are doing.  Democrats deserve to be slaughtered at the ballot box this autumn.

From Breitbart,
On Tuesday a federal immigration board ruled that a married Guatemalan woman, fleeing a violent husband back home, could obtain political asylum.
Since when did domestic violence become a political persecution??  Obama, by weakening rules, refusing to enforce existing immigration laws, has created our border anarchy.  Asylum abuse just gets keeps getting worse.  By opening the doors to women who can just claim that she has an abusive husband, she automatically gets to stay in the US.  No one can prove or disprove these claims.  It's just another step toward total anarchy and erasing our southern border!  All of these people will get to stay in the US.

Get ready for a surge of Guatemalan women across our borders -- a surge designed to INTENTIONALLY overwhelm our border administrators.  Already border patrols are overwhelmed due to caring for the surge of children and young adults due to Obama refusing to deport children.  Is he insane?  Is there no limit to the irresponsibility of Democrats??   Apparently not.  

Regarding the widespread Asylum fraud, a note from the Washington Times,
 According to the Judiciary Committee’s numbers, 65 percent of unaccompanied children’s asylum applications are approved by the initial asylum officer so far in 2014.
There are no unusual circumstances in Central America that require mass asylum. There are no tyrannical dictators persecuting their peoples. All of these asylum requests are fraudulent.  And for asylums officers to approve ANY of them is just another example of lax immigration law enforcement that is CAUSING the massive throngs at our border.

Now the Anarchists in the White House are hatching a plan to bring more people from Honduras due to "violence" there. From the New York Times,
The Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.
If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds.
There's been violence and rampant criminality in Honduras for ages -- nothing new here. We can't even take care of our own people and our own problems!   Punish the Democrats in November!!

Everything You Need To Know About Tax Inversions

Corporations will reliably respond to incentives and disincentives like any rational "person."

But Democrats are demagoguing the recent moves by companies to acquire foreign companies to lower their tax rates.  They are even calling these companies "unpatriotic."  But companies are doing so because the US corporate tax rate is the highest in the world.   It literally pays to move overseas. 

So, you would think that politicians would adjust the corporate tax rate lower but you'd be wrong.  You see, the Democrats, under the highly incompetent "leadership" of Barack Obama, are not talking to Republicans at all.  It's been that way since the last debt limit "non-debate" when Obama said he wasn't negotiating.  It's "above him."  Never mind that talking to the opposition IS his job!  So anything and everything in Washington has ground to a halt.  Nothing was being fixed in Washington before. Now it's even worse! 

Meanwhile companies are logically responding to incentives and disincentives and keeping/moving jobs and profits overseas.  This to the detriment of the USA.  The US is dying a death of a thousand cuts and politicians are incapable of fixing even the easy problems.


Countries with low tax rates have continued to attract companies.  Look at the countries with great economies:  Ireland has an effective tax rate of 10.9%, Singapore effective corporate tax rate of 8.5%, Chile has an effective rate of 6.7% (and is booming).  The US effective corporate tax rate is estimated at 35%. 

Here's a list of effective corporate tax rates worldwide:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Obama Has Smashed Black Incomes, But 85% of Blacks Still Support Him

Let's refresh our memories for a moment.  Detroit was run by Black and Democratic (of course) "leaders" for nearly 60 years.  It still is, except, a judge and an army of lawyers are involved now that the city has declared bankruptcy.  I suspect most of those are white.

Stupid, crooked, incompetent politicians ran the city and the community into the ground.  And the whole time, African Americans continued to vote for more of the same -- they voted for more crooked, corrupt and incompetent black "leaders."  They got what they voted for!  They never learn!  It's not only Detroit either. The same pattern exists for mostly black Washington DC.  See my blog The Corrupt World of African American Politicians.

So, who's responsible for Detroit's mess?  BLACK PEOPLE ARE!   They are proven to ruin themselves -- like lemmings jumping off a cliff en masse.  Survey the situation in Camden, NJ or Ferguson, MO or Detroit.  It's the same situation.  There are shockingly few competent and honest leaders in black America.  Will it ever change??

The same unwavering support for damaging and incompetent black "leaders" is happening at the national level.  Everyone (except black people) knows that Obama is a wrecking ball for the US economy (and everything else) but he is wrecking the black community the most.  The chart below shows that income for Africans Americans under Obama have sunk nearly 8% in real terms (adjusting for inflation).  And black unemployment at 14% is double the average unemployment; 6 years after the recession ended.

But, despite the ongoing damage, black support for Obama is unwavering at about 85%, repeating the same pattern as in Detroit. They can't see the connection between their chosen "leaders" and the results!!   It's so bad that they'd support any black politician -- even if he were in jail. 



These people will never learn.  No amount of money spent or speeches given will change that. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Milwaukee County Sheriff Claims Holder Should Apologize To Police Everywhere

From HotAir:

Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke, said Holder, Governor Jay Nixon, and Senator Claire McCaskill made the situation in Ferguson worse with their “irresponsible, inflammatory” comments about the city’s police force and its supposed problem with race relations. Clarke argued on Fox News on Friday that the trio was “insinuating that our law-enforcement officers across the United States engage in some nefarious or systematic and cultural attempts to violate people’s civil rights.”

Here's his segment on YouTube  (the link to the YouTube video):

Thank you officer Clarke for trying to teach those guys a lesson.  But they never will learn anything from you or anyone else. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Media Circus and Race-Baiters Clear Out of Ferguson; Michael Brown Was Aggressor

The incredible media circus and propaganda campaign has now fallen apart now that reports that "angelic" Michael Brown not only was the aggressor in the incident, but he reportedly busted Darren Wilson's face.  This is now (finally) being widely reported.

Of course none of the major media outlets broke this and other truths since they were so invested in spinning and propagandizing their story to portray Micheal Brown as this "angelic" teenager who is so innocent and deservedly headed to college.  Bullshit!  It was the same bullshit in Trayvon Martin's case -- except Martin nearly WAS an angel compared to Michael Brown. See below for Brown's rap sheet.

Officer Wilson probably won't even be indicted -- except that idiot Holder is in town will likely enforce a 'show trial.'.  If there is a "show trial" it will likely be a joke.   But the black racists, so-called black "leaders" and the thoroughly discredited media should be indicted instead.  The whole incident is just another case of out-of-control,  criminal and hot-headed black men causing a problems for themselves and their communities.  America, there is a black criminal epidemic underway as black "culture" has collapsed along with Obama's economy. 

It's getting hard to find a black man in the case who's NOT a criminal (including Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson).  It turns out that the star witness, Dorian Johnson, who lied to police in defending Michael Brown, has an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft and lied on a police report related to that theft.   He was also an accomplice (with Michael Brown) in the convenience store robbery and assault just prior to the shooting.  Nice guy, huh?   See my blog below.

Michael Brown's already has an adult arrest record even though he just turned 18 years old  a few months ago.  He is charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree with Serious Injury, and armed criminal action.  Yeah, he was going to college, right?  Who made that up?   He was headed to prison -- not college.   It looks like there were 4 charges for the same incident:  His juvenile record is sealed but I'll bet you $100 that he had juvenile crimes as well.  From Liveleak:

Burglary – 1st Degree { Felony B RSMo: 569.160 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1401000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Description: Assault 1st Degree – Serious Physical Injury { Felony A RSMo: 565.050 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1301100
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Once again, the hot-headed and idiot black residents of Ferguson, the troublemakers that converged on Ferguson including the racist black leaders in this country and their sympathizers in the media are proven once again to be wrong, wrong and wrong -- wrong about EVERYTHING! 

Black people -- especially black men -- remain a huge burden to this country. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Michael Brown Rushed Officer in Ferguson, ABC Nightly News Continues "Saint Micheal" Meme

ABC Nightly News again trotted out 'angelic' photos of Michael Brown from when he was about 14 years old, continuing the narrative that he was a lovely, innocent little boy soon heading to a university.  All of this nonsense is apparently intended to continue media propaganda campaign about the wonderful state of the black community and how lovely and deserving these people are.  This while hothead black thugs burn and rob their neighborhood.  Soon, Ferguson might soon be like Detroit where the people get food stamps but there are no places to spend them since businesses naturally flee the out-of-control criminality.

Diane Sawyer, who has the intellectual capability of a kindergarten school teacher happily reads in a sing-song voice whatever ABC News wants her to.  What kind of shit are these people trying to pull??  

In my recent blog, we found out that Saint Michael, weighing 300 lbs and 6'4", was robbing a convenience store and roughing-up the store clerk minutes before his fateful encounter.  The video version of that same scene is out in certain media outlets despite Eric Holder's attempt to suppress it.  What kind of shit is he trying to pull?   As for going to college, that arrogant prick was headed for jail -- not college.

Now, in another blow to the "black is beautiful" media propaganda, dozens of witnesses have now corroborated the police officers report.  From The Blaze:
More than a dozen witnesses have backed up the account of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the controversial shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, police sources reportedly told St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Christine Byers.

The woman called into TheBlaze TV host Dana Loesch’s radio show on Friday, claiming that Brown “bum-rushed” Wilson moments after pushing him into his squad car, punching him in the face and trying to grab the cop’s gun.

“Michael and his friend turn around. And Michael taunts him… And then all the sudden he just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something,” the caller added. “The final shot was in the forehead, and then he fell about two or three feet in front of the officer.”
Eventually the truth comes out, although it's difficult when the media and the government are continually in 'spin' mode.   Black people -- especially black men -- remain a huge burden to this country.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Obama Never Learns Anything

The day after the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, Obama showed once again that he is neither wise or knowledgeable.  And he's proven to never learn anything: whether it's about politics, policy or law.  This inability to learn also proves that he is NOT brilliant, contrary to the popular liberal meme.

In his statement about the Ferguson shooting and subsequent looting, Obama, without knowing any facts of the case, says "There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting." and "There's also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights." 

How does he know if excessive force was used? How does he know that all of the protestors were peaceful?  How does he know if all of the protestors were lawfully exercising their 1st Amendment rights?  He's sipping cocktails in Martha's Vineyard!

Obama, who apparently is not familiar with the basic concept of due process, was flapping his lips again just like he did when he said that the Cambridge police officer had " acted stupidly" when he arrested Henry Louis Gates.  He later regretted saying that saying that it was a "teachable moment."  So much for "teachable moments."  They are wasted on Obama -- even though he supposedly attended Harvard!!

And he's supposedly a "constitutional" lawyer.   He's supposedly "brilliant" but he's proven to me that he's a 2nd rate intellect.  Sorry to have to say this again, but brilliant black persons are very rareWhy ANYONE in this country would give our idiot-in-chief the time of day is beyond me.

Monster Ball -- Obama Wines And Dines Africa's Murderous Dictators, Theives and Homophobes

From the UK's Daily Mail, an article which I highly recommend.

I wrote a blog called Anglophones Invented Freedom, But African Americans Don't Get It.  Apparently they never will and here's part of the answer:

"Obama's White House opened its doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators and homophobes and turned blind eye to their human rights record.

The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of any homosexuals in the country and for Cameroon’s Paul Biya, who has the dubious honor of ranking 19th on author David Wallechinsky's 2006 list of the world's 20 worst living dictators.  Horrible dictator Robert Mugabe was there too.

Many of the leaders were later photographed in the White House, posing for individual portraits with Obama and the First Lady."

Keep in mind that this is Obama's cultural and political heritage:

"President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s longest serving dictator after seizing power from his uncle and mentor (who used to hang regime critics from the capital’s street lights) in 1979.

The average income of his citizens is $2 a day, few live beyond 53 and 20 per cent of children die before they reach five years of age. Last year the country ranked 163 out of 177 on Transparency International. There is no freedom of the press, the country’s one television station is government-run and clean water is scarce. In 2011, the United States' Department of Justice made moves to seize more than $70 million in assets from President Obiang's son, Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue.

Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaore is another African leader who seized power by bloody coup. The Burkina Faso president’s 1987 uprising left his predecessor Thomas Sankara dead – who himself had taken power four years earlier alongside Compaore. In 2011 he watched as protests gave way to calls for his resignation over claims of police brutality and government corruption. However, his presidential guard eventually squashed a mutiny, then made concessions to appease the remaining protesters.

Cameroon's Paul Biya has the dubious honour of ranking nineteenth on author David Wallechinsky's 2006 list of the world's 20 worst living dictators.

Human rights groups claim Angolan president Jose Eduardo do Santos has murdered many and exploited the country's resources to his own gain.

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh took power in a military coup in 1994. Although the coup itself was bloodless, in the 20 years since he has been accused of countless breaches of human rights. In 2008, he threatened to 'cut off the head' of any homosexuals in the country. The following year, it was reported up to 1,000 Gambians had been abducted by the government on charges of witchcraft - they were taken to prisons and forced to drink poison."

You get the picture?

Welcome to Obama's cultural heritage. I wrote that most African Americans are estranged from the Anglophone cultural history of political and economic freedom and self-reliance that white Americans inherited from England and Northern Europe.  But African Americans, including Obama, are often hostile to that heritage and those key ideas.  Theirs is a heritage of corruption, dictators, brutality, theft, murder, hate, homophobia and slavery.   Wonderful, huh?  Oh, and by the way, George Bush was there too.

How come I have to read about this from a UK newspaper and no similar coverage in the US??   

Friday, August 15, 2014

Michael Brown Robbed Convenience Store and Assaulted Owner Minutes Before Police Encounter

The media is now caught once again trying to put a "happy face" on the incredible collapsing African American culture.  The media bought you lies that Michael Brown, in Ferguson, MO was this nice young little boy, with an angel face, who was so innocent and soon heading off to college.  What a bunch of bull!  It was the same bullshit that they tried to pull in the Trayvon Martin case -- trying to paint a picture of a cute little harmless boy who was anything but harmless.  He was, in fact, dangerous -- even murderous! 

I realize that, on the surface, it looks like excessive force was used against Michael Brown.  But there is due process in this country -- not mob justice.  And all those mindless black idiots robbing and looting are a bunch of criminals too.  They should be arrested and arraigned too, except our prisons are not big enough for all the black (and white) criminals.

From Gatewaypundit:  Minutes before an altercation with a 6 year veteran of the Ferguson police force (with a flawless record) in the nearby street, Michael Brown had robbed a convenience store and roughed-up the owner.  Apparently, not only did he commit robbery, but is likely guilty of assault.  And that robbery was likely to be known to the police officer involved in the shooting just down the street.

Not only that, but Michael Brown, who the media portrayed by using an old picture when he wasn't a thug, supposedly had a sweet angelic face (just like the Trayvon case).  Instead, Brown is an ugly fat fucker weighing in at 300 lbs and 6'4" in height. 

Police Report of Convenience Store Robbery

Brown Caught Red-Handed Assaulting the Convenience Store Employee or Owner.  Yeah, Real Nice Guy.
And all of the so-called black witnesses are most likely a bunch of liars.  You would be hard pressed to find an honest man in that entire community.  Don't kid yourself.  A lot of these people have become more similar to animals than humans. The next step in our country's decay is where we have to erect walls to keep them in (or out) -- not unlike how Israel was forced  to erect walls to keep the vermin-like Palestinian idiots at bay.  White people will have to erect walls around their homes to keep nigger robbers out.  After all, they commit crimes at 7 times the rate of whites.

We're talking about a clash of one culture that has not evolved, or has even DEVOLVED, with a more successful one.  About 1/2 of African American's culture is one of decay.  I suspect that the other 1/2 is OK -- mostly women?  That bottom 1/2 doesn't even belong in this country.

And once again, idiot Obama, without knowing any facts of the case, says "There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting."  "There's also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights."  How does he know if excessive force was used?  He's sipping cocktails in Martha's Vineyard.  Obama, who apparently is not familiar with the concept of due process,  was flapping his lips again just like he did when he said that the Cambridge police officer had " acted stupidly" when he arrested Henry Louis Gates.  He later regretted saying that saying that it was a "teachable moment."  So much for "teachable moments."  They are wasted on black men -- even ones who supposedly attended Harvard!!

Welcome to African America, full of crime, drugs, gangs, shootings, ho's, dope, hoochie mamas, unsupervised children, and fornicating.  Black American culture is in such decay that the local law enforcement has had to become militia-like to control dem niggas.   The shock is the methods that law enforcement are forced to adopt in dealing with our "wonderful" black community.

America is in shock at this because the media continually propagates bullshit propaganda where everything is so wonderful about black people and how equal they are.  Almost everything you see on TV is bullshit.  TV commercials showing intact black families living in clean, upper-middle class homes is nearly total propaganda.  There's hardly a father in sight in the vast majority of black households.  It's so bad, black comedians joke about it.  Yeah, there are some great middle class black families, but the African American trainwreck of criminality and stupidity is not far away and it will envelope them along with the rest of us.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Black Americans Receive 3 Times the Government Benefits as Whites

Black Americans receive about 3 times the government benefits as whites but often remain unhappy and resentful. They will remain unhappy because welfare only makes them comfortable in their poverty -- thereby perpetuating their poverty. This is the nature of welfare. It ruins people and their communities.

How do I figure that blacks get about 3 times the government benefits? I just look at a few of the big programs.  For example, blacks are only about 13% of the population but about 24% of the food stamp use. Whites are about 77% of the population but only about 38% of food stamps. (See page 75 of this document.) So blacks are 4 times as likely to be using food stamps than whites.

Another example: from here, 42% of medicaid benefits go to whites while 20% of those benefits go to blacks. If you work the ratios, blacks are nearly 3 times more likely to be using Medicaid than whites relative to their populations.   Just looking at these two big programs, they are conservatively getting about 3 times the benefits as whites.

The real reason Black America is less prosperous is due to their lower measured intelligence and a collapse of their culture and families. The collapse in their culture is related partly to the lower intelligence but also due to dependence on government. The 'government' has helped to ruin black people just like it did for Native Americans.

African Americans live in a country that was founded to be the pinnacle of political and economic freedom -- a cultural heritage that came from England that found it's way into the US Constitution and US culture.  Not only did English-speakers invent political freedom but Anglophones finally ended slavery after 1000s of years of worldwide slavery. See Anglophones Invented Freedom, But African Americans Don't Get It.

But African American people don't share our heritage of political and economic freedom. They want big government and it's hand-outs. They feel that they "deserve" it.  They are wrong about everything!  And it's ironic to put your faith in "government" when big government failed to support and enforce laws passed during the Civil War reconstruction era until Brown vs The Board of Education. 

Their African heritage is mostly a culture and history of slavery, poverty, tyranny and failure. African Americans are better off after the US correctly "leveled the playing field" (again) with Civil Rights legislation.  But, even now they continue to live in a separate, but unequal, 'culture' in America and largely remain immune or disconnected from the great historical political lessons that Anglo Americans inherited in the 1700s. They don't see it. They don't want it. They fight it. Many don't have the intelligence to grasp it.  Instead they push for more Big Government and more hand-outs which only lead to dependence, the de-evolution of their culture and ultimately a shock/collapse when their "handouts" stop when OPM (other people's money) finally runs out..

So, the entire world must continue to suffer at the hands of the "intellectual-idiot" African American called Barack Obama.  Despite having attended Harvard University (supposedly), he seems to have learned nothing: he seems to know little about our Constitution or our Anglo cultural heritage of self-sufficiency, economic freedom, capitalism and free markets. In fact, he hates the British!!  This is why rumors of his foreign birth persist. It's because, many Americans correctly see that Obama is hostile to American ideals -- the ideals that America used to stand for.  Obama see America itself as an enemy. But HE is the enemy.  He refuses to "get it."

Instead Obama reflects his own collapsed "culture(s)" -- demanding tired, populist public policies that bring nothing but stagnation, lower incomes and less opportunity for all.  Obama would surely bring what Leftists always bring when they remain in power.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

US Total Debt Explodes 27-fold in 40 Years

From Economic Collapse blog,

If you go back 40 years ago, total debt in America was sitting at about 2.2 trillion dollars.  Somehow over the past four decades we have allowed the total amount of debt in the United States to get approximately 27 times larger.  This is utter insanity, and anyone that thinks this is sustainable is completely deluded.  We are living in the greatest debt bubble of all time, and there is no way that this is going to end well.

Notice the little blips where debt declined slightly in 2009.  This small amount of debt reduction nearly crashed the US and World economy! 

Here's the scary charts from our Federal Reserve:


Consumer debt has increased again with the advent of sub-prime auto loans (since there are no credit-worthy consumers left) and student loans.    Notice that it actually started down after the 2008 crisis, but our central bank and government couldn't allow that to continue!  No! 


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Current Events Quiz


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

3.3 Million Phantom Jobs 'Created' Thru Faulty Birth/Death "Adjustment"

Federal government incompetence strikes again.  Or are they the willing conspirators in the exaggeration of the reported improvement in the employment situation?  (h/t zero hedge)

Only in recent months has the total number of employed reached the pre-crisis levels of 2007 as reported by the BLS.   The financial crisis caused about 8.5 million persons to lose their job according to the BLS, so we've supposedly gained those back after 5 1/2 years.  But, during the recovery from the March 2009 recession bottom, fully 3.3 million jobs (out of the 8.5 million who lost jobs) have been added back to the ranks of the employed through a faulty Birth/Death "adjustment" at the BLS.   Maybe that's why polls show that people are still pessimistic about the economy with many saying that the economy is still in recession?

The Birth/Death adjustment was designed to capture the jobs at new, small firms that are missed in surveys.  Historically, small start-up firms are the major job creators in the economy.  Start-up firm creation typically exceeds small firm failures by a wide margin.  But, this situation hasn't been true since the 2007 crisis which is why the recovery in US employment has been the slowest in history.   In fact, firm exits have exceeded firm entries since 2007. There are fewer start-ups and they are failing at unusually high rates.

The following chart shows that entrepreneurial start-ups has fallen below the failure rate of these firms since 2007.  So, the entire pretext of adding "missing" start-up jobs due to normally high levels of entrepreneurial startups is no longer true.

Chart Showing the Decline of New Start-ups in the US Economy
Perhaps the BLS should talk to the Census Bureau?
But leave it to the government to never fix anything.  They have their excel spreadsheets and keep manipulating the employment situation.   And if that adjustment helps a Democratic President get re-elected, it's all the better.  After all, the Federal bureaucracy is predominately Democratic in party affiliation, in part, due to public union participation.  And why would a government employee vote for a "small government" political party that could put their gravy train job at risk??

Here's the tally of phantom jobs added to the workforce through a now-faulty birth/death adjustment (years 2009 to present):

Chart Showing Annual Additions of "Employed" Through the Birth/Death Adjustment

So, we live in a time where the widely reported unemployment rate has come down to 6.2% giving an "all clear" signal to the country (and voters).  But this low rate is mostly due to 10's of millions leaving the workforce (most gave up looking) so these millions of persons are no longer counted as unemployed.  We know the economy is not creating enough jobs for immigrants and population growth.  There's a reason that a record 91 million in this country are not working and the number of people working compared to the working age population is back to 1978 levels.

Fewer Americans are at work today than in April 2000, even though the population since then has grown by 31 million.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Putin Is Check-Mated

Things have gone horribly wrong for imperialist Vlad Putin.  At one point, it appeared that he had the upper hand in the Ukraine having sent in his thugs to lead Russia sympathizers in Eastern Ukraine. This after he illegally seized the Crimea.   But the downing of flight MH17 changed everything and galvanized previously reluctant European support for real sanctions against Russia. And it's about time!

Russia and Putin want to re-establish a Russian empire again and upset the entire post-Cold War order.  Unacceptable!

Putin's behavior after the crash, the brutish treatment of the bodies and his refusal to act in a helpful way to the crash investigators and Dutch officials shows the true nature of the still-evil Russian empire.  Not a conciliatory word was spoken. In fact, battle erupted at the site with Ukrainian forces pushing eastward.  So, the Europeans and US enacted more sanctions -- this time with more bite.   But then yesterday Putin, in a tit-for-tat, enacts his own sanctions on the West.  Meanwhile, Ukrainian government forces have put the separatists on the ropes in Eastern Ukraine.  Local pro-Russia support has failed to materialize and the Ukrainian forces are about to win control.

Worse for Putin is that the prize in all of this is the Ukraine.  The Ukraine is in dire economic straits and is hardly an economic prize for Russia.  And the Ukrainian people don't want to be part of a USSR-style thugocracy.  It seems to be all about Putin's ego and re-establishing the old Soviet Union empire.

As of today, with 20 to 40,000 Russian troops again at the Ukraine border threatening an invasion, NATO's General Rasmussen spoke and warned Russia to pull back from the brink.  And just a few moments ago, Canada, a NATO member, has offered to send military equipment to Ukraine.   It's about time!   Obama doesn't have the balls to do anything like that.  He likes to lob words at Russia.  Putin was (foolishly) Obama's best friend after all.  Obama keeps trying to save face but he is thoroughly discredited in every way at this point.
 
So, Vlad, after fomenting a nationalistic and 'macho' chauvinistic fever at home, can't withdrawal or relent.  He would be seen -- GASP! -- to be weak!  But an invasion would be a disaster for Russia. The West could cripple his economy by just halting the flow of funds and his access to foreign banks.  Russia is clearly integrated into the international banking system, so the West has him by the balls.   Yeah, he could halt oil and gas sales to the West, but it would cripple Russia in a few months. It's their entire economy.  Putin has done nothing to build up his nation's industrial base and only has oil and gas in his "hollowed-out" economy.  Europe's LNG import facilities are hardly being used and international LNG supplies are improving now that Japan has committed to restarting some nuclear reactors (and reducing LNG imports).  And Russia's economy is about the size of California's.   If Putin picks a fight with the West, it faces a David and Goliath economic showdown with a $40 Trillion economy of the West versus a measly $2 Trillion Russian economy.  The West can crush Russia..

Already the ruble has crashed.  Interest rates on their 10 year note is 10%. 

In a conflict with the West, his only ally is China and a few BRIC countries.  And China isn't exactly a friend.  In fact, (h/t to Ambrose Evans-Pritchard) China could take advantage of a crippled Russia and seize Eastern Russian lands that were seized from China in the Qing Dynasty in the 19th century. China may be the big winner in this scenario but this would send another red flag up the pole regarding another imperialistic problem child for the West.

Either way, Putin is screwed.  However, it IS possible that Merkel will offer a face-saving deal for "secure" natural gas supplies in exchange for an agreement to not invade -- or something like that.  I suspect he'll go down in a blaze of gunfire rather than slink away defeated and -- GASP! -- weak.  Batten down the hatches.

Real Solutions and Reforms for US Immigration Policy

Regarding immigration, the Obama administration is advocating shear anarchy: unlimited benefits and "freebies" for all, no borders and complete and utter lawlessness.  He needs to be impeached based on this lawless behavior alone.   Republicans, of course, are advocating law and order.  For this, they must be racist, of course!  I think most Republicans want to kick out all of the illegals because they are...err...um...illegal!  Obviously blanket amnesty is not going to work for them either.

I think that the US needs an immigration system similar to Canada's where different categories of immigrants are ranked on a point-system.  Believe it or not, Democrat Charles Schumer has proposed something like this with the "The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act."  It is stalled because Obama is in such complete disregard of existing laws, so why would Republicans trust him to implement a new law?  They can't!  Obama should just resign and get out of the way.

And of course, the big priority is policing our Southern border.   But the sole burden for enforcement should not be put on border patrols.  Our borders are too long and porous.  It didn't work before and it probably won't work now.  We need a big national attitude adjustment starting primarily in Washington DC.  We need a nation where citizens, local/state governments, local law enforcement and the national government stand together to enforce a rational, effective and objective immigration policy.

If we don't fix our attitudes and reverse our nonsense "political correctness" about widespread "checking" of immigrant status, we'll have millions more illegals in the future and be forced to give amnesty again. We need to fix our poor policies, we need to fix poor attitudes, and we need to fix the problem of ignorant politicians.

Here's some suggested solutions to fix our immigration issues:
  1. Adopt an Immigration point system that ranks all potential immigrants with regard to skills, education, work experience, and English language capability against various categories and quotas of immigrants.  There should be appropriate qualifications for the various categories for immigration.  Canada has this kind of system and it works.   Existing illegals should be asked to declare themselves and apply to this point system.  A temporary visa (1 year) could be given at that time while their applications are processed.
  2. Any Immigrant with 6 month, 12 month or longer visas should be required to periodically return to immigration offices (every 3 to 6 months) to produce their passports and fill out paperwork to update current phone and address information.  We need to have current information on immigrants.  No exceptions.  If they don't show up, then local law enforcement (or ICE) should visit the last known address and, if necessary, swear out arrest warrants.  
  3. Local, State and Federal governments should work together to enforce immigration laws -- not the Federal government attacking States or Local efforts.  There are already Federal laws on the books the encourage local law enforcement as partners with the Feds.
  4. We must engage local law enforcement to check immigration status during the course of local or state police actions.  If the subjects don't have paperwork on them, they must produce them within a day.   
  5. It should be OK for local police to check workplaces to check for immigration policy compliance. Again, if someone can't produce documents or passports at that moment, then they should be allowed to promptly do so.   It sends the message to would-be immigrants that we are NOT lax on enforcement and would take pressure off the border patrols. 
  6. When visas expire, we need to accurately check that people have left the country.  If they have not, they should receive a visit by immigration or local law enforcement officials. Penalties would apply.
  7. There should be financial penalties for each day of over-stay.  There must be penalties for non-compliance.
  8. Since state drivers licenses are the closest thing to a national ID card, States should agree to make the Drivers License expiration date the date that an immigrant visa expires.  Proof of immigration status should be required to even obtain a license.  Duh!
  9. Outlaw "sanctuary cities" as illegal.
  10. We should be inviting students with college and advanced degrees to immigration interviews if they wish. 
  11. We need to be sure that our business community, and especially STEM businesses, are getting the quota of skilled immigrants that they need.  To do this, we need a government that works with businesses not attacking them.
None of this will happen. It's because we don't have serious or competent politicians in Washington DC (which in turn reflects an increasingly incompetent population which more Central Americans will worsen!!). Without a comprehensive, fair and logical approach, many States and Locales would refuse to participate in the strategy shown above. To get the required national cooperation, we would need for the President and the administration to believe it and sell it. But this administration is extremely un-serious. They are only interested in expedient political gains with no concern about fixing any problem or even discussing potential solutions. We need a serious President one of these days.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Obama and Democrats Are Wrecking the Economy

Obama and his fellow Left wing Democrats are job killers. Their socialist-lite policies of higher taxes, demonizing the prosperous, excessive market intervention (the ObamaCare disaster is causing skyrocketing medical insurance prices), an out-of-control EPA,  threats of cap and trade taxation, the war on coal, higher minimum wage, bigger government, unionism, not supporting free trade agreements, etc -- all reduce or limit the number of jobs available. 

You could correctly say that the Democrats are at war against jobs in America 

Although the total number of employed has finally reached pre-crisis 2007 levels, the number of people "not in the workforce" has gown by 11.4 million since Obama took office.  For a growing population, the number of jobs hasn't grown enough to employ them.  Therefore, the current labor 'participation' rate of 62.8% is back to levels not seen since 1978.  A record high 91.5 million people in this country are not working as job creation hasn't kept up with population growth. Does this sound like a healthy economy??

The economy isn't creating enough jobs for our own young people and immigrants. Then, the President starts a stampede of poor Central Americans crossing our border by loose talk of unlimited amnesty, government support, and a refusal to deport persons per the laws of this country.  But there's no jobs for them here -- with significant thanks to Obama! 

And all this poor economic performance despite that Obama has added $7 TRILLION in debt burdens to our next generation.  And the Federal Reserve has printed $4 TRILLION in new paper money to enrich the bankers while casting the dye for much higher inflation now and in the years ahead -- hurting working people the worst.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Leftists Will Make Sure Everyone Worse Off

Democrats like to rail against income inequality. They like it because it's their rationale for ever-higher taxes to "soak the rich" while their spending rises even faster.  Leftists always need more OPM -- other people's money.  Or they claim that more taxes are required to reduce the deficit, but the deficit only gets bigger as spending increases outpaces revenues. 
 
Although inequality is partly caused by an intelligence gap (and cultural collapse in the case of African Americans),  it's also significantly the fault of "inflationista" policies pursued by our Federal Reserve that hurt the poor but boost the wealthy who hold equities and have inflation 'hedges.'  See my blog How to Reduce Income Inequality; It's Not About Minimum Wages.

But soaking the rich might lower the income of the wealthy, but it'll also hurt the less well-off. This has been known for 100 years and proven in places like the UK (who have even more Socialists than America). Let Margaret Thatcher explain it to you (clip here on YouTube)


Reducing income of the 'wealthy' will reduce prosperity for everyone! The gap between rich and poor will fall but at lower levels of income where everyone is worse off!  

Monday, August 4, 2014

Cry Baby Cristina Kirchner Blames Others For Her Problems

Socialist Kirchner has threatened to take the US to the International court at The Hague to argue "judicial malpractice."  This, because a US judge ordered Argentina to pay their hold-out bondholders who did not accept the country's terms of default in 2002.  She sounds like a spoiled little baby that was finally called out for "cheating."  Then come the vituperation.

Several hedge funds, predictably demagogued as "vulture funds," accounting for 8% of bondholders, demanded to be paid before Argentina makes any further payments to the 92% of bondholders who did accept the country's default terms.  The judge's order isn't the fault of the hedge funds.  The fault lies with the Leftist governments that continue to ruin Argentina, spend beyond their means, print lots of money and lie about inflation!

Therein lies a warning for America which has now racked up an astonishing $7 TRILLION in debt under Obama alone and the the insane academics at the Fed have printed $4 TRILLION.

The details are not so relevant here.  What is relevant to me is how people, who cause their own problems, refuse to accept responsibility for their actions.  Instead, they blame other people.

This happened to me last night when I came home and found a car in my assigned spot in my condo complex.  This despite the many posted signs to indicate that all the parking is reserved.  So, I called the towing company.  They came, hooked up and even moved the car when the owner of the car suddenly showed up.  Awhile later, I moved my car to my reserved spot and they were still nearby.  The girl began berating me for the fact that she had to pay $80 to the towing company.  She kept going on and on as I walked away.  But I didn't cause her problem.  In fact, the girl caused me a big inconvenience.  SHE was the problem.  She REMAINED the problem, but blamed me for being "mean."   This is the sign of immaturity.   And I'm sure that she's an Obama supporter!

Argentina's problems include persistently horrible (Peronist/Socialist) governments that continually ruin their economy, spend money with reckless abandon, then borrow and steal (they expropriated Spain's YPF assets a la Chavez) what they can.  Then don't pay up when the bill comes due.  This is the problem with the Left.  They don't have the maturity or intellect to govern.  They rule their lives (and gov't) with emotion, not with facts and reality.  They are essentially lying to themselves in blaming others for their own problems.

Kirchner's rant against the US judge in New York is all emotion and no facts.  SHE is the problem.  Socialism is also the problem.

Friday, August 1, 2014

How to Impose Socialism on a Society

There are many levels of agitation and control that must be obtained before you are able to create a socialist state. Beware of their tactics:

1)  Control Healthcare - Control healthcare and you control the people.  Once government provides healthcare, it continues it's "mission creep" into controlling your personal life and personal preferences under the pretense of "budget controls" or the "public good." It's a slippery slope into more state control of your life. Because the government pays for your healthcare, it now can instruct you to not smoke, outlaw super-sized soft drinks, etc.  Oh, and never adopt market solutions for healthcare!  They are the antithesis of government control of your lives by professional bureaucrats FOR the benefit of those same bureaucrats.  It's all about micro-management, control and job security for or by government workers!!
2)  Control the Media - If you control the media, you control people's opinions through propaganda and "spin."  As Alex Jones says: "there's a war on for your mind."  Right now the Socialists are winning.  Why do you think Socialist states OWN their media outlets?? Why do you think Obama and Co. hate Fox and the likes of Matt Drudge?  They are some of the few "opposition" media remaining.  The rest have descended into stupid.  See Dumb-down Education below. 
3)  Control the Money Supply and  Eschew Sound Money  Embrace "paper" money (and abandon sound money) so that the government can manipulate the amount of money in circulation and spend with abandon.  Who cares about debt?  Expanding paper money enables the government to create creeping levels of inflation to surreptitiously default on it's debt obligations -- debt caused by out-of-control spending outpacing ever increasing taxes.  Inflation, of course, creates more poverty for the bottom 80% and forces these people into the welcoming arms of the propagandized "benevolent" government (who caused all of the problems!)   Eventually, inflation erases all of the "giveaways" and "freebies" given to the bottom 50%.   See Venezuela and Argentina for a glimpse into the "end game" of Socialist takeovers.
4)  Increase Poverty - Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.  Make as many people dependent on the government as possible, so that it empowers the party that provides "free stuff" and "something for nothing" until inflation takes it all back.  Make people just comfortable enough in their poverty.
5)  Agitate Multiple Issues  Saul Alinsky opines:  "Change is brought about through relentless agitation and “trouble making” of a kind that radically disrupts society as it is."  The Agitator must move from issue to issue to "stir up discontent and dissatisfaction."  He must “agitate to the point of conflict."  Why do you think Obama has manufactured yet another "crisis" -- this time at our border?  His promise of ignoring our own law and order has lured a surge of immigrants to our borders.That's after his push for same-sex marriage, etc, etc.
6)   Demonize Your Opponents  Again from Saul Alinsky “You don’t communicate with anyone purely on the rational facts or ethics of an issue."  It is true that “moral rationalization is indispensable,” The organizer must “clothe” one’s goals and strategies with “moral arguments.". But there can be no conversation with one’s opponents, for to converse with them is to humanize them.  Your opponents must be taunted to the point where they label you an enemy.  Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
7)  Promote Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.   Socialist prescriptions of ever higher "soaking the rich" to supposed reduce income inequality causes everyone to get poorer.  And the inequality persists!!   Socialists and Democrats would RATHER everyone get poorer than to allow the wealthy to stay wealthy.  They would prefer kill the golden goose for a false and incorrect idea.  See Increase Poverty above!
8) Increase Debt - Ignore deficit spending and increase the debt to an unsustainable level.   Hopefully that will create more crises that can be taken advantage of!   Also, it's the way you are able to constantly demand more taxes, and this will produce more poverty.  If that fails, increase the amount of paper money!  Who cares about debt?  Not the Democrats!  Heck, they fully intend to default when push comes to shove -- either through inflation or outright default.  Why do you think Argentina has just defaulted on it's debt obligations 3 times in 28 years?
9)  Gun Control - Remove the ability of people to defend themselves from the Government. At the same time, the "State" arms itself for it's own preservation.  That way you are able to create a police state.  Remember, one day, citizens may have to fight it's own "internal enemies" (enemies of the republic otherwise known as Socialists or Democrats) in a new revolution.   Remember the Declaration of Independence:  "..Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends [Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government."  There may be a day when we have to fight to regain our Republic and dislodge the Socialists!  Buy more guns!  The government is!
10)  Increase Welfare - Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).  It gives micromanaging totalitarians something to do and keeps people dependent on THEM.  Declare an outrageously expensive war on poverty that doesn't work -- even after 40 years of spending!
11)  Dumb-down Education - Take control of what people read and listen to - take control of what children learn in school.  Democracy requires an "informed electorate," so ruin and dumb-down public education, de-emphasize the teaching of Civics.  Don't teach about  the remarkable political and economic history of our republic -- so that people buy into anti-democratic and socialist propaganda.  Never teach the value of Capitalism and free markets!
12)  Pooh-pooh Religion -Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools.  Replace faith in God with a 'faith' in the "religion" of big government and it's wonderful bureaucrats.  Ugh!
13) Politicize Government Agencies - to enable targeting of the political opposition to maintain their power.  Because education is dumbed-down, the sheeple don't notice or care.  To wit, IRS targets conservatives just prior to a Presidential election, HHS works to increase welfare,  NLRB targets corporations, the DOJ robs banks for $10s of Billions under the guise of fines, etc.

The end game for Socialists is against everything America used to stand for.   They are enemies of our Republic.