Friday, December 22, 2017

Leftism On The Run In Latin America and EU

Angela Merkel was never elected by a majority of Germans---she has only been elected by a plurality. Despite this, she has dictated policy to member states like she was a tyrant. For example, no member state was allowed to vote regarding the mass Muslim migration policy disaster.

Leftists don't like Democracy because the people will eventually vote you out. Voters recently voted Merkel's party out of power. Her SPD party's support has collapsed in the recent election and Merkel is groveling to somehow stay in power. It's unlikely she'll survive. She SHOULDN'T survive.

Right-wing or Center-Right parties and their candidates have recently won elections in Poland, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary---all vowing to turn away illegal migrants and fight the EU. THEIR governments truly represent the people, NOT the EU.

Leftists don't permit any dissent either. The EU is going after Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic with legal measures to punish their conservative governments that refuse to take any illegal Muslim migrants. These countries weren't given a choice! There is no democracy in Europe! Now Poland is being targeted with the harshest of sanctions for exercising good judgement and following the will of the Polish people.  The EU doesn't give a damn about Polish people!

Only Hungary and Poland have completely escaped the rash of Muslim murders afflicting all the other countries. They were entirely correct to keep these people out.  Such stark truth has to be stifled!!

Orwell's 1984 is in full effect in Europe. Truth telling is now prosecuted. Any politician like LePen and Girt Wilders are prosecuted to force them from politics altogether.  What an incredible shame. It's really criminal.

Britain voted to leave the EU altogether and the EU is determined to punish them harshly. The loss of sovereignty to the EU was the reason. Brexit voters rejected Germany's insane migration power grab, rejected excessive EU regulations and the overruling of British court/law by European courts in Brussels.  It was all too much.

And now the EU wants to punish Britain to make an example. The EU doesn't want any other country think that they can escape their stifling Socialist "paradise" without huge consequences.  But escape they will or they will all go down together. It is widely known that the population of Greece wants to leave the EU. Their people's will has been completely denied by every politician.

Tonight, Catalonia's independence movement won a narrow majority in election results. This is another direct challenge to the dictatorial and pro-EU Prime Minister Rajoy who recently used military force to rough-up little old ladies who had the temerity of showing-up for mass street protests in Catalonia.  

In Italy, the center-right coalition of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is now on the road to a major come-back gathering 36% of the polls, which is the strongest political party in Italy right now. The second party in line is also the anti-Euro Five-Star movement coming in at 28.2%.

If the polls are correct and the election took place in Italy today, 64.2% of the people would vote AGAINST the EU.

In recent weeks, even Corsica elected a an anti-EU politician as President.

Latin America

After the disastrous Christina De Kirchner, Argentina elected a sensible center-right party led by Macri. Argentina has been suffering from 100 years of failure by a constant stream of Leftist and/or Socialist politicians. The people of Argentina never learn. And they

Maybe they'll learn after they suffer the starvation, extreme poverty, hyperinflation and collapse brought by the scumbag Leftists called Hugo Chavez and Maduro??  They won't.

The political right recently won the Presidency of Chile on Sunday, December 16th. The Leftists in Brazil were swept from power after the impeachment of Dilma Rouseff last year.  Evo Morales of Ecuador is facing sharp criticism for his run for a 4th term as President despite a referendum passed by the people which forbids him from running. Leftists are desperate for power. Evo wants to be President for life like so many Leftist scumbags.

The reason for all the retreat of Leftist politicians in the West is that world economies are falling apart due to poor policies, declining freedoms, excessive bureaucracy, excessive corruption, excessive central planning and excessive regulation.

In short, the world is rejecting the Hillary Clinton's and Obama's of the world because they have only brought failure and stagnation.  That's why Trump won in the US and the political reaction and the trend that he represents is accelerating.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

More Government Lies: Inflation Data

From Jim Quinn at Burningplatform blog:

Every month the government apparatchiks at the Bureau of Lies and Scams (BLS) dutifully announces inflation is still running below 2%. Janet Yellen then gives a speech where she notes her concern inflation is too low and she needs to keep interest rates near zero to save humanity from the scourge of too low inflation. I don’t know how I could survive without 2% inflation reducing my purchasing power.

This week they reported year over year inflation of 1.9%. Just right to keep Janet from raising rates and keeping the stock market on track for new record highs. According to our beloved bureaucrats, after they have sliced, diced, massaged and manipulated the data, you’ve experienced annual inflation of 2.1% since 2000. If you believe that, I’ve got a great real estate deal for you in North Korea on the border with South Korea.

The lies built into the politically motivated CPI figure are designed to screw senior citizens, bond investors, and average hard working Americans who depend upon annual salary increases to keep their heads above water. Corporations are able to point to the low levels of CPI as the reason they don’t need to provide higher salary increases. The government can get away with providing little or no Social Security increases to senior citizens by purposely under-reporting inflation based upon academic theories put forth by captured Ivy League pinheads paid off by the Deep State.

The chart below provides the government reported cumulative increases in key categories since 2000. Not only does the government purposely under-report the increases in these costs, they also purposely under-weight the significance of particular categories in order to reduce the reported level of inflation. Some of these categories show significant increases, but they are far lower than what average Americans are actually experiencing in the real world.

CPI Components
Obvious evidence that reported CPI inflation is a fraud from the BLS
One of the outrageous examples of how the government uses academic gibberish about product improvements to drastically under-report CPI is how they report new vehicle inflation. The average price of a new car in 2000 was $22,000. Today, the average price is $34,500. That’s a 57% increase. The BLS bullshit artists have the gall to report new vehicle inflation of a whopping 2% since 2000.

They have “adjusted” away 55% of the actual increase by saying airbags and other unnecessary technological baubles improved automobiles to such an extent, prices didn’t really go up. What a fucking joke. Having your ass warmed with the push of a button didn’t put the extra $12,500 in your bank account to pay for that car. And new vehicles account for 3.6% of the CPI calculation, while health insurance accounts for 1% of the weighting. Yeah, that reflects reality.

Another outrageous example of under-reporting inflation is in the highest weighted category of housing. It is supposed to reflect the cost of rent and home ownership. The owners equivalent rent calculation is purposely opaque in order to suppress the true cost increase. Median home prices were $165,000 in 2000 and are currently $317,000, a 92% increase. The average rent of $475 in 2000 has risen to $910 today, also a 92% increase. So it makes total sense for the BLS propagandists to report only a 53% increase in housing since 2000. I’m sure their academic model adjusted the true increase downward by 39% due to some obscure algorithm created by a Princeton economics professor.

Medical care advancing by 87% since 2000 sounds substantial, but that only equates to annual inflation of 3.5%. I’d love to find anyone in this country who has only seen their medical costs rise by 3.5% per year. The blatantly shameful falsification of medical inflation is evident to anyone living through the current Obamacare nightmare. According to these BLS prevaricators, health insurance has only risen by 21% since the passage of the Obamacare abortion bill. That lie is beyond comprehension as anyone living in the real world has likely experienced insurance premium increases exceeding 100% since 2009.

I work for the largest employer in Philadelphia, with the most leverage in negotiating insurance premiums with the health insurance complex. I also have tracked my expenditures by category since the 1990’s with Quicken. I know exactly what my medical costs and health insurance costs were in 2009 and what they are today. Let’s do a reality check on the BLS inflation figures of 26% for medical services and 21% for health insurance premiums.

Back in 2009 we had no individual or family deductibles, no co-pays for lab work, and low co-pays for doctor visits. Today, with $1,500 individual deductibles and co-pays 70% higher, our annual medical expenses are 140% higher than they were in 2009, with one less person in the house. That’s slightly more than the BLS fraudulent figure of 26%. Our annual health insurance premiums aren’t 21% higher than 2009. They are 90% higher. And I work for an employer that has negotiating leverage. Many Americans are experiencing 200% to 400% increases. This is the real world, not some excel spreadsheet model world created by academics, politicians and bureaucrats.

Could the BLS be as incompetent in capturing medical inflation as they appear or are they massively under-reporting the true inflation and the weighting for the average American family on purpose? I would contend it is purposeful and directed by those in power as a last ditch effort to keep the masses from revolting and hanging them from the nearest lamppost. The Federal Reserve and their Deep State co-conspirators must massively understate true inflation because reporting the truth would require interest rates to be raised, Social Security payments to be increased, and wages to be elevated – blowing a gaping hole in the federal budget and initiating a stock, bond and housing market collapse.

Those in power know their decades of propaganda and social engineering in public schools have dumbed down the masses to such an extent not one in ten could even tell you what CPI stands for, let alone how it is measured. Any critical thinking intelligent person aware of their daily costs knows their true annual inflation rate isn’t 1.9%. It exceeds 5% and has exceeded 5% since 2000. Anyone reading and understanding this article is a dangerous man to the government. We know they are dishonest, insane and intolerable. Our job is to spread discontent until a tipping point is reached. I don’t think we are too far away.

The Real Inflation Rate is Easily Over 4% NOT 2%

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Black Kids Not Performing in High Schools

Some 50 years after desegregation and the busing of students to "level the playing field," there has been basically no progress in educating black kids. The main reason: on average, blacks don't have the necessary innate intellectual capability to perform on par with white kids.  Otherwise, we would have seen some sign of improving academic performance. On the other hand, we've seen strong and rising black achievement in athletics and sports which is obviously driven by strong genetic capabilities. You don't mind attributing high achievement in sport as due to genetics as it's so obvious. But most people won't like also attributing poor academic performance to genetics, but it's equally true.  It's just factual, not racist. This might change in 1000 years, so nothing is hopeless.

Black kids median IQ suggests an average mental age of 14 to 15 years old; or stuck at the 9th grade level. How could most of these kids ever perform at 12th grade level??  90% can't!

From Walter Williams at Townhall:

The educational achievement of white youngsters is nothing to write home about, but that achieved by blacks is nothing less than disgraceful. [My note: only 32% and 46% of white grade 12 students are proficient in math and reading, respectively.  But only 7% and 17% of black grade 12 students are "proficient" in math and reading, respectively.  And that's those remaining in school after nearly 60% of black kids have already dropped out of high school entirely.  Despite few black kids performing at Grade 12 levels, 70% of these seniors are going to college -- but they really don't belong there.]

Let's look at a recent example of an educational outcome all too common. In 2016, in 13 of Baltimore's 39 high schools, not a single student scored proficient on the state's mathematics exam. In six other high schools, only one percent tested proficient in math. In raw numbers, of 3,804 Baltimore students took the state's math test, and 14 students tested proficient. Citywide, only 15 percent of Baltimore students passed the state's English test.

Last spring, graduation exercises were held at one Baltimore high school, 90 percent of whose students received the lowest possible math score. Just one student came even close to being proficient. Parents and family members applauded the conferring of diplomas. Some of the students won achievement awards and college scholarships. Baltimore is by no means unique. It's a small part of the ongoing education disaster for black students across the nation. Baltimore schools are not underfunded. Of the nation's 100 largest school systems, Baltimore schools rank third in spending per pupil.  [This story is repeated in every major city with black majorities including Detroit, Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans, etc.  The simple fact is that blacks don't have the intellectual capability.]

Baltimore's black students receive diplomas that attest that they can function at a 12th-grade level when in fact they may not be able to do so at a seventh- or eighth-grade level. These students and their families have little reason to suspect that their diplomas are fraudulent. Thus, if they cannot land a good job, cannot pass a civil service exam, get poor grades in college and flunk out of college, they will attribute their plight to racism. After all, they have a high school diploma, just as a white person has a high school diploma. In their minds, the only explanation for being treated differently is racism.

[My note: the absurdity doesn't end there. Some 70% of black high school graduates go to college even though few, about 7 to 17% of them, are qualified to attend.  So about 80% of these kids are "in college" but don't belong there.  They are there only because of government tuition loan money.  And about 80% of that loan money won't be re-paid.  Just remember that when the government bails out all of these loans and adds it to the national debt.]