Dishonorable Disclosures Reblog

Have you seen “Dishonorable Disclosures”? At the 3rd and last Presidential debate, Trump pointed out the Obama administration’s problematic release of information about ongoing operations around Mosul. Hillary defended Obama. This is an excellent 20 minute video by U.S. military and intelligence officers about the deadly dangerous disclosure by the Obama administration…putting American lives at risk …and these disclosures continue today.

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The Clinton Shuffle

Here we see the failure of the government to manage itself for the benefit of the citizens. It is no longer public service. It is service, paid for by the citizens to support the established oligarchy. And it’s pay to play in that world. There is great temptation to misspell the word as “oiligarchy.” But it has gone much further than oil. They have severely compromised the Full Faith And Credit, the currency, trust and goodwill of governments and nations. They are fighting wars in other countries, eight other countries at last count, using your money to pay mercenary agencies with three letter abbreviations to keep things stirred up and in a state of near-world war. But, the world does not have to be like that.

U.S. voters should be asking themselves, “Why hasn’t the U.S. government, that is, our government, already prosecuted the Clintons?” I am telling you that fraud by government is routine practice. What they are doing is gaming the system for their personal benefit, and our President, our Congress and our Supreme Court are letting that happen.

On Hillary’s watch as Secretary of State: An alert (below) by The Office of Inspector General (OIG), reported that OIG “in recent audits, investigations, and inspections, has identified significant vulnerabilities in the management of contract file documentation that could expose the Department to substantial financial losses. Specifically, over the past 6 years, OIG has identified Department of State (Department) contracts with a total value of more than $6 billion in which contract files were incomplete or could not be located at all. The failure to maintain contract files adequately creates significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions”…

And OIG concluded: “It creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt to conceal evidence of illicit behavior by omitting key documents from the contract file. It impairs the ability of the Department to take effective and timely action to protect its interests, 11 and, in tum, those of taxpayers. Finally, it limits the ability of the Government to punish and deter criminal behavior.” ~ Office of Inspector General, Management Alert.


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Doing the Clinton shuffle

Pay attention Millennials.  Your freedom, cyber rights and video games are in danger.

Wouldn’t we all be better off, more free,  without this Clinton shakedown?  And this is just one example dear to the hearts of most Millennials.

“Passed on October 12, 1998, by a unanimous vote in the United States Senate and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

(DMCA) amended Title 17 of the United States Code to extend the reach of copyright, while limiting the liability of the providers of online services for copyright infringement by their users.”

You will have to get down from your high horse when you have to explain in court why you are not liable for infringement for humming someone else’s tune on your own porch, forget covering a song with your band at the local pubs.

“The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet.[1][2] “

Do you want such a litigious life?  The oligarchy has put in place another gigantic scam on the creative works of mankind and it will first decimate, then end, the freedom to create works in cyberspace.  You would have to document every step to stay clear of regulations, taxes and laws.  That’s an enormous burden on the smallest players with the least funding, for example many of your Millennial friends, online gaming buddies and Facebook friends.  The cost of compliance becomes a burden on you and your family even if you never set foot or deal with a court of law.  Regulations and laws such as these are barriers to entry for smaller players who are in competition with giant players.  It’s a pay-to-play barricade set up by politicians like the Clintons and Al Gore with bipartisan support of the legislators and courts.  And is a great reward for the loyalty of law firms; they pay big to play.

Amazingly, millions of Americans still believe that Democrats and so-called “progressives” are for the little guy.  It blows my mind.  If their blue dog don’t hunt, they shoot it.  But little guys keep voting for them anyway.  “At this point, what difference does it make.”  I think Hillary Clinton infamously erupted something like that.

Millions of Americans and other people in other nations will vote soon, believing that Democrats, the UN, liberals,“progressives,” along with their ideas like social justice, sustainability, climate change and planned parenthood will help the small guy and minority rights.  Ha. But they are out for themselves.  They and the media tell you they are out for you.  But actions matter.

Those “progressives” are for their ideology and retribution for all the wrongs they believe have been done against them and their causes.  Their ends justify their means and WE are just cannon fodder in their plan to save the world.  What was that demeaning word Hillary called us?

That is the same tactic used by “progressives” and Democrats like Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt to send their fellow Americans to fight two world wars, and to suppress the right to vote for women, American Indians, and Negroes in the 1920s.  WWI was “The War to End All Wars,” they said.

These same so-called “progressives” were pushing abortion and eugenics back then, for example Margaret Sanger. Today they call it a woman’s right to choose and Planned Parenthood. It’s a stain on the soul of the nation.


Women, Blacks and Indians finally got their rights.   Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon Johnson would have lost their reelection bids if they had not flip flopped on civil rights issues.  There was strong advocacy against “progressives;”  virtually all Republicans, all women, all blacks and all Indians stood against them on the civil rights.  Maintaining power is, afterall, the most important end goal for so-called “progressives,” back then and when they were derelict of duty in Benghazi.

Reference:   Everything in quotes above.

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Idiot Pipeline Protests

Those pipeline protesters are marching you to war and poverty, while the oligarchy supporting them are stashing legal tender paper dollars, gold, silver, art, seeds and hard assets in trusts, overseas, and remote hideouts to protect themselves.

The US, NATO, the banks and OPEC will continue to go to war to prevent collapse of the US dollar credit bubble. We are on thin ice now. They have been creating fiat dollars like madmen since 2008. There are no assets or even full faith and credit US dollars to support the loans on top of loans on top of loans. Unlinking oil from the dollar would lead to war, thus the persuasive power of Saudis and their war with Iran and its proxies in Yemen and Syria. Iran is trying to surround the Saudis and its allies. Russia and Iran are also oil economies. US oil and gas economy and exports are vital for avoiding world war, to underpin the dollar’s value and to enable managing down the dollar credit bubble. The bubble won’t be televised.

Obama/Clinton and the global warming idiots are weapons of mass destruction. The best hope to avoid destructive, implosive collapse of the dollar credit bubble is to export oil and gas from the US, Canada and Mexico so that demand for the dollar is supported. Global warming idiots, US, Canadian, EU, UN, banking policy is just opposite of that. These obsessive idiots want to shut down the oil, gas and coal industries. What other major product export does the U.S. have, other than dollar credits and weapons? Got to have products to support value of dollar or else there will be implosion.

Determined cybercrime could burst the credit bubble. The problem is much worse than in 2007-2008. The Fed and U.S. Government have added $4 to $6 trillion of credit obligations to the system, QE, which is then leveraged about 8 times by the bankers…but they have not been able to inflate the bubble at the 2% target rate. Deflation has begun. Confidence is declining worldwide. Watch Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany. Military-fought wars are bad and we must stop the US/NATO regime change neo-con bipartisan war madness.

Look at all the hacking. Cyber money crime could cause a sudden disappearance of trillions of QE fiat dollar credits. Most of the world runs on $60 trillion in dollar credits that exceed/leverage the actual dollars in circulation. These are credit card balances, student loans, construction loans, business lines of credit, interbank loans, negotiable commercial paper…tegatta in Japan…180 days DSO of Japan’s GDP …one of the world’s largest economies …is supported by promissory notes, not currency, not full faith and credit. Similar elsewhere. There must be a slow and orderly withdrawal of credit from the system. Credit cannot be free. Interest rates, the cost of credit, cannot be free or negative for long.

US, NATO, Russia, India, China, Brasil, must stop selling weapons, parts and ammo for all the weapons sold and provided to other countries.

Notice that the neo-cons are bipartisan and they are massively selling and giving weapons to violent actors and continuing regime change…and these are exactly the same people and oligarchs who support global warming, restrictions on supplies of oil and gas, massively wasteful crony programs for “sustainable” energy, oil and gas pipeline protests, etc.

It’s way past time for you to allow yourself to be distracted by twerking and grocery store checkout pornography pawned off as news by the TV and mainstream media which is owned by the same oligarchs. Are you human? Or, are you their puppet dancers?

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Restoring America’s Economic Mobility: reblog from Imprimis

This is excellent.

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on July 11, 2016, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.

Frank Buckley is a Foundation Professor at Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he has taught since 1989. Previously he was a visiting Olin Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and he has also taught at McGill Law School, the Sorbonne, and Sciences Po in Paris. He received his B.A. from McGill University and his LL.M. from Harvard University. He is a senior editor ofThe American Spectator and the author of several books, including The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America andThe Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America.


“Had Marx been asked what would happen to America if it ever became economically immobile, we know what his answer would be: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. And also Donald Trump. The anger expressed by the voters in 2016—their support for candidates from far outside the traditional political class—has little parallel in American history. We are accustomed to protest movements on the Left, but the wholesale repudiation of the establishment on the Right is something new. All that was solid has melted into air, and what has taken its place is a kind of right-wing Marxism, scornful of Washington power brokers and sneering pundits and repelled by America’s immobile, class-ridden society.”

Read the entire article from Hillsdale College on Imprimis here:

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The sun is setting on solar power, the money’s gone and nobody’s asking any questions.

The accelerating demise of the solar industry.


If you keep an eye on the financial world, which I do, and especially the green sectors, which I also do, it’s been an interesting time of late. Within the last few weeks, Solar Trust of America (STA), owner of the world’s largest solar plant, filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11, and nobody expects much of it, if anything, to emerge from it. STA joins a long list of companies in the solar energy sector, who’ve gone bankrupt, ducked into protection from their creditors, suspended production indefinitely or are simply circling the plughole.

Across the world, a few of the more prominent and expensive casualties are Solyndra, Solar Millennium AG, Energy Conversion Devices Inc, Q-Cells, Solon, Solar Millenium, Solarhybrid, Ener1, Range Fuels, Beacon Power Corp and there’s a whole lot of others. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s probably not a good idea to invest your hard-earned pennies in any company with “solar” in its…

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Angela’s Ashes.

Really good article. Describes the real status of the crumbling globalist collective ideology.


The EU is now patently a failing project, and that event can largely be laid at the door of one person – Angela Merkel. A sequence of serious misjudgments on her part the first of which was having the arrogance to assume that the people of the member states would not notice its creeping transition from an economic union to a political one, and if they did wouldn’t particularly care.

What was worse, the member states elected Euro MPs who actually had no say in proposing, formulating or approving legislation. They were just window dressing, passengers on a gravy train who got to rule nothing. That was to be done by unelected, unaccountable and unfireable committees of bureaucrats who turned out to be compulsive obsessives in wanting to control every aspect of everyday life, from what kind of lightbulbs you were permitted to use to what legally constituted a sausage.

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Niall Ferguson’s confirmation bias

Historian Niall Ferguson offers up a near perfect example of the collectivist confirmation bias which I wrote about in a recent post. I usually agree with him on most points of history. But here he offers opinion on current events, the Brexit vote, global elites, and by implication nationalism versus globalist multiculturalism and moral relativity. Apparently, Professor Ferguson’s confirmation bias prevents him from recognizing that the idealist multicultural globalism he so adulates does not work in reality, has failed in the real life experiment on moral relativity which global elites like him and politicians tried out on us all after the end of the Cold War. Back to the drawing board for you and yours Professor. God Speed, Prime Minister Theresa May. Let’s hope you discover a new political formula for this fractal called life. Let freedom ring.

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The election and confirmation bias

People, individuals, who routinely think independently for themselves will hang on and vote for Trump, despite the massive efforts to marginalize and discredit him.

In more recent research, confirmation bias has been found to depend on (1) the values of the observer and (2) the extent of their formal education. The more formal education you have on a particular subject, the stronger your confirmation bias. With regard to (2), which side of a particular issue you are turns out to be statistically insignificant. With regard to the strength of your bias, you move from the statistical norm to the second and then the third standard deviation depending on your level of education in the subject, that is, your confirmation bias increases significantly.

However, significantly, the difference in fundamental values, for example individualism versus collectivism, ultimately determines your success and whether or how often you are right or wrong in the sense of natural and moral laws as described by John Locke et al. Those who followed the collective bias tended to ignore or miss important facts more often and so ultimately they failed more often; they became victims for the collective.

Your opinions are the result of years of paying attention to information which confirmed what you believed while ignoring information which challenged your preconceived notions. If you followed the crowd, your opinions were challenged less often. If you became an expert, a leader, your opinions were challenged even less often and more often than not your confirmation bias increased.

The Wason Rule: people behave so as to make their expectations come true. People tend to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses, independently of the information’s truthfulness, falsity, or the facts. However, if people consistently test their assumptions against empirical reality then their bias or hypotheses are more frequently confirmed/successful/right, i.e. more successful people run an experiment in nature – instead of arguing an ideology, or instead of following the politically correct response.

Professor Ted Nordenhaug, back at Mercer U. in the 1960’s was on to this way back then, “Our society gets massive conformity simply by getting the majority of people to accept roughly the same parameters on most questions.” Imagine alternatives even to your own alternatives, he would advise his students. Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” understood the fallacy of political correctness and confirmation bias, but doubtless more than half of the people on the planet have never read it.

People will hold on and vote for Trump because they are individuals who think for themselves and they can see the wide difference between Trump and Clinton, in spite of the mass media efforts to marginalize and proselytize for the Clinton collective.

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A hand in each pocket, and neither one is yours …reblog

Your employer deducts 7.65% from your paycheck each pay period; 6.2% is for Social Security and 1.45% Medicare. They then contribute the same amount for a total of 15.3% and send it to the government.
The government promises that it will use those Social Security funds to pay you a lifetime income once you start taking benefits anytime after age 62.
But there is a problem that sticks its ugly head up whenever the Social Security and Medicare trust funds release their annual report …
The trust funds are running out of money.
The latest report found that both programs will experience cost growth substantially in excess of GDP growth through the mid-2030s. This is due to rapid population aging caused by the large baby-boom generation entering retirement and lower-birth-rate generations entering employment.
Social Security’s dilemma
Over the program’s 80-year history, Social Security has collected roughly $19 trillion and paid out $16.1 trillion, leaving asset reserves of more than $2.8 trillion at the end of 2015 in its two trust funds — Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund and the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund.
The DI Fund was facing depletion in 2016. To kick the can down the road until 2023, Congress as part of the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015” took a portion of your OASI payroll deduction and gave it to the DI Fund.
The OASI and DI trust funds are kept separate. However, to summarize overall Social Security finances, the Trustees traditionally combine them.
Social Security’s total income, including interest, is projected to exceed its total cost through 2019. The 2015 surplus was $23 billion.
But when you deduct the interest, there was a $70 billion deficit. And this annual deficit will average about $69 billion between 2016 and 2019. What’s more, the number of workers paying in vs. the number of beneficiaries will fall substantially.
With those projections in hand, the Trustees say that the combined trust funds will be depleted in 2034; therefore, income from interest will cease.
After 2034, income from taxes should provide about three-quarters of scheduled benefits through the projection period of 2090.
[Editor’s note: To learn how old you’ll be when Social Security’s funds run out, click here.]
As you can see, interest income is a vital part of the Social Security’s Trust Fund. In 2015, it represented 11% of total trust fund income. But by 2025, it will have fallen to only 7% of the trust’s income.
So you might be wondering how the Trustees invest the money you and your employer send in each pay period.
Three shells and a pea
Some might call this a sleight-of-hand or even Thimblerig, the shell game. But here’s how it works …
The Department of Treasury manages your funds. And by law, it can only invest in “special issues” of the U.S. Treasury.
That means the Department of Treasury is the manager and borrower of more than $2.8 trillion of your money and has a monopoly on where it is invested. So when Congress gets wind that Social Security has extra cash, it tells the Treasury to issue more of its special-issue securities.
And poof … your money heads off to a place God couldn’t find it.
But don’t fret … we just owe it to ourselves.
Maybe this example will help:
Suppose I steal $50,000 from you. I’m $50,000 richer, and you’re $50,000 poorer. But since we’re neighbors, our collaborative wealth hasn’t changed. And if you really make a stink over it, I’ll give you an IOU.
Feel better?
We are the largest holder of our own debt
Experts tell us that we should worry about how much money the U.S. owes other countries. Of the $6.3 trillion total, the top five are:
China $1.2 trillion
Japan $1.1 trillion
Ireland $270.6 billion
Cayman Islands $269 billion
Brazil $251.6 billion
Yet not much is said about the $2.8 trillion our government has borrowed from the Social Security surplus. As a result, your Social Security trust fund is the world’s largest holder of U.S. debt.
Should we be concerned? After all, the Treasuries in the trust fund are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
President Barack Obama put doubt in Social Security beneficiaries’ minds when he said this in July 2011:
“I cannot guarantee that those checks [he included veterans and the disabled, in addition to Social Security] go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this [debt limit] issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.”
Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner implied the same thing. He said that if a budget deal wasn’t reached by Aug. 2, seniors might not get their Social Security checks.
How can this be?
According to the Social Security trustees, there was $2.6 trillion in the trust fund. Assuming real assets were in the trust fund, Social Security could mail the checks, regardless of what Congress did about the debt limit.
The answer is that there are no real assets!
We have a hand in each pocket,
and neither one is ours
Congress has borrowed all of your trust fund’s money and spent it. The concept that a flush trust fund will pay retirees for the next 18 years is pure fiction … as it contains nothing.
And the only way the trust fund can get cash to pay Social Security benefits is if the federal government siphons it from general revenues or borrows even more money from central banks to cover the shortfall.
As President Bill Clinton’s own fiscal year 2000 budget admits, those special-issue bonds are not real economic assets. Rather,
“They are claims on the Treasury that … will have to be financed by raising taxes, borrowing from the public, or reducing benefits or other expenditures.”
Why aren’t politicians worried about paying back Social Security — the TRILLIONS they’ve stolen from the American people?
I say it’s because we’ve let them con us into thinking those slips of IOUs in the Social Security trust fund are worth something. And even more troubling is that we keep sending the same old faces to Congress with the promise they’ll successfully solve all of our problems.
For example, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said in 2011 (he was 71 at the time and a politician for 28 years) when asked about the solvency of our trust fund,
“Two decades from now, I’m willing to take a look at it. But I’m not willing to take a look at it right now.”
Wow! Talk about kicking the can down the road.
Wake up, voters … government is not the answer!
Hillary Clinton wants to expand Social Security benefits. Her plan includes increasing payroll taxes on high-income workers, increasing income taxes on high-income beneficiaries and improving benefits for widows and widowers.
In one of her debates with Bernie Sanders, Clinton said,
“We are in vigorous agreement here, senator. We’re having a discussion about the best way to raise money from wealthy people to extend the Social Security trust fund. Think about what the other side wants to do. They’re calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme and want to privatize it. … We both want to make sure Social Security is vibrant and well-funded.”
Donald Trump opposes any changes.
Neither candidate seems to understand, care or have a concrete solution on how to pay back the $2.8 trillion the government has raided from the trust fund.
Trump at least admitted that something needs to be done to put Social Security on sounder financial footing in the long run. But when asked how he will address that problem, he answered with vague generalities,
“You do it by bringing jobs back, by being smart, by getting rid of waste, fraud and abuse.”
But even if the next president and Congress replenish our $2.8 trillion, what are the odds they’ll abscond with it again? Pretty darn high, I’d say.
That’s why we need to get Social Security completely out of the hands of politicians. Social Security taxes should be invested in real financial assets, not government promises to borrow more and raise future taxes.
The Libertarian party’s candidate, Gary Johnson, wants replace all taxes, including the Social Security payroll tax, with a federal consumption tax. He’s open to raising the full retirement age and would sign legislation that would allow 100% of Social Security funds to be self-directed.
There is no denying that people would be better off if they prepared properly for retirement, and put their own money directly to work in a blend of equities and fixed income. That would mean allowing workers to divert their payroll taxes to individually owned accounts, similar to their IRAs or 401(k). Then they’d have a “lockbox” that would really work, a Trust Fund that Congress could never raid.
Tell your senators and representative to stop trying to score cheap political points with pie-in-the-sky promises. The fact is that our nation’s largest retirement program is in trouble. So enough with the name-calling … it’s time for a new, better and privatized Social Security system.
Brad Hoppmann , Posted on October 7, 2016 by Brad Hoppmann
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