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The Bright Side

Politics in the USA has been in an overall (some "ups", but mostly "downs") decline ever since at least 1956. Thanks to Mr. Benson's American Gov't class in Highland Park, Illinois, that's when I began keenly observing it. As far as I can tell, the same decline is to be found in most developed countries. Show More Summary

REDUX: "Mr. Cool Reveals Himself"

This is from May 28, 2010--- Barack Obama once stated to an interviewer that one of his jobs was to make the Presidency "cool" again. Until his latest press conference, he was having quite a go at that. But then, it all fell apart. I'm about to state an opinion; you may or may not agree. Show More Summary

The Sorry State of USA Politics

Consider the following brief points.1. The electorate (in both major Parties) are fed up with politics as usual... the Establishment Game, the Rigged Game. That's a good thing. But, the "popularity" of Trump is one result of that... seriously? Donald Trump IS the Establishment. Show More Summary

May All Fanatic Tribalism Evaporate

Below is my response (modified just a bit) to a Forwarded email received from a dear friend. That email contained a link to a YouTube clip of a speech by a Swiss Member of Parliament. In that speech, the young man was exhorting his colleagues to "stand up" against the invasion of Europe by Islamists. Show More Summary

Wall Street Loves the Iowa Winners

Even though the race between Clinton & Sanders arguably could be considered a tie, technically the multi-millionaire Clinton appears to have won. Cruz, also a multi-millionaire, won on the Repub side. [The Clintons, ~ $45 million total; Cruz & his wife, ~ $3.5 million total.] SSDD.Wall Street has contributed millions of dollars to both candidates. Show More Summary

What is Donald Trump?

Below is my response to a forwarded email I received from a dear friend. That email discussed why Trump resonated with some "average" people. Among many other things, it said that he was a big middle finger to the political and media Establishment................................................................. Show More Summary

Four Things You Need to Know About Neoliberalism

1. It's not new and it's not liberal.2. It's sweeping over the entire world.3. It's a political and economic philosophy favoring the Rich & Powerful at the expense of the rest of us. [Essentially, at its core, it's Crony Capitalism, AKA, Fascism. Show More Summary

"An Economy for the 1%: How Privilege and Power...

in the Economy Drive Extreme Inequality and How This Can Be Stopped". That's the title of a new Oxfam America report. From the Report and as reported on Democracy Now, the 62 richest billionaires in the world (a majority of them in the USA) now are as wealthy as the poorest 3.6 billion people worldwide combined. Show More Summary

The Most Dishonest Profession in the USA

I was going to title this piece, "The Sleaziest Profession..."; however, that might be a bit too harsh...but not by much. Also, be aware that this is a generalization on my part. There are usually exceptions to a general rule, but they rarely ever prove a generalization to be false. Show More Summary

The Biggest Bubble of Them All

Please read this piece completely before doing this--- open up a new window on your machine and know, it sounds boring; trust me, it's not. This is not the old Debt Clock. This one has many, many categories of both public and private debt...and other important factors.Take note of the following---1. Show More Summary

The Economic Crash Already Has Started

Carefully consider the following: 1. Wall Street just had its worst opening week in history. 2. China's Bubble is rapidly deflating. China is the world's second largest economy. 3. The U.S. (and most of Europe) currently is experiencing deflation, which will be followed (most likely) by inflation. Show More Summary

"Bespoke Tranche Opportunity"

Crazy title, eh? That's because devious, "legal" criminals came up with it...meaning, Wall Street Bankers. As the beloved Yogi Berra once said, "It's deja vu all over again.". Bespoke Tranche Opportunity is another bizarre financial derivative. Show More Summary

A Few More Lies and/or Propaganda From Public and Private Institutions

1. NBC News recently stated that the Fed interest rate hike (.25%) " a sign that the economy is improving.". Nothing could be further from the truth. That action is a sign that: the Fed Reserve is recognizing it is increasingly losing credibility... Show More Summary

Redux--- The Shadow Government: A Bit of History

This is from Professor Carroll Quigley--- the late and renowned macro-historian, who was Bill Clinton's mentor at Georgetown University---and was written about 45 years ago [Now, 53 years ago; I wrote this in 2007]. Excerpts from his...Show More Summary

Notice How the Corporate Media Take a Terrorism Story...

and beat it to death...over and after day. I'm not saying these fanatical, philosophically ignorant, "true believers" are not dangerous (whether it's "jihadists" or some nut attacking Planned Parenthood), but the fact remains, you have more chance of being killed by lightning than by a terrorist. Show More Summary

Redux: Our Jury Rights are Being Trampled Upon

I'm re-posting this piece because it's extremely important to the concept of Freedom... especially now, given the plethora of unconstitutional "Laws" currently in force in this great Land. [The previous title was "The Last Bastion".] The last bastion against an errant government (not counting armed revolt) is jury nullification. Show More Summary

The Most Dangerous Idea in the History of Central Planning

This subject is so huge that all I can do here is give you a very scant idea of it. Most importantly: don't think for a moment that it's impossible...or hundreds of years off in the future. It's maybe only one to three decades away. Michio Kaku, a somewhat well-known String Field Theory physicist, is one of its primary proponents. Show More Summary

The Astounding PROPAGANDA from the State-Corporate Complex

Below is a copy of an email I sent out tonight. The title was "A Perfect Example". The brilliant Glenn Greenwald explains EXACTLY how the State-Corporate complex dupes people via shameless Propaganda. This instance is in regard to terrorism, Snowden, Gov't officials, the recent Paris attacks, etc. Show More Summary

Several Insanities in the Western World, Especially the USA

Remember reading about the Age of Enlightenment, often cited as running from the late 1600's to about 1800, and sometimes called the Age of Reason? It would appear that we humans are in need of a Second Age of Enlightenment. Following are some of the things supporting such an assertion. Show More Summary

The Powers-That-Be are Lying

The Oligarchs don't lie about everything, but there are several crucial subjects about which they do lie often. Following are some of those.1. Price inflation is stagnant. The State-Corporate Complex can say this with a straight face...Show More Summary

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