Wednesday, August 31, 2016

They Don't Want Your Vote to Matter

Washington Examiner - Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections.  Homeland Security is responsible for protecting critical infrastructure such as our road system. They are now asking whether or not the electoral process should be considered critical infrastructure and if they should be in charge of protecting it. This is interesting. Donald Trump questions if the election might be rigged, the United Nations sends observers and Homeland Security wants in.

I want my readers to really understand this, the .01% that work together to determine what happens do not like democracy. They never have. Remember that women and blacks were not allowed to vote in this country, that is over half the population was not allowed to vote. In fact, the founding fathers wanted to limit voting to land owners, the gentry. Nothing has changed.

U.S. News and World Report - A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election.  Here is a quote from the article, "There's nothing in the Constitution which requires a popular election for the electors serving in the Electoral College," says John Nagle, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, meaning the body that officially elects presidents could convene without the general public voting. "It's up to each state legislature to decide how they want to choose the state's electors," Nagle says. "It may be a situation in which the fact that we have an Electoral College, rather than direct voting for presidential candidates, may prove to be helpful." 

Now kiddies, I want you to understand what the media is saying. I have posted articles before where the mainstream media stated that the electoral college is not bound by the votes in their state; but, that is a lie, they are bound by their state laws and constitutions. Political parties do not have to follow rules, they are private entities that can make up their rules; but, the electoral college is a constitutional function and not a private organization.

The second article proposes that if one of the party candidates dies before the election that the election could be postponed until they found a new party candidate. This is nonsense, the constitution says we elect people not parties. By the way, this attempt at frustrating the vote of the people was not discussed when Robert Kennedy was killed after winning the California primary in 1968. If Trump is killed or Hillary is killed prior to the presidential election and congress tries to postpone the election, we will have a real constitutional crisis.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Single Most Important Issue Facing the World that the Media Will Not Address

We, the western world, is quickly approaching a period where we will not need many manual laborers. While think tanks such as the Brookings Institute are willing to discuss the issue, there is little if anything said by the mass media or even the alternative media. As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) increases, even jobs that were thought to be white collar, decision making jobs will disappear at a faster and faster pace.

The reality is that in the future the way to get out of poverty will be in the arts or a highly skilled and technological job. IBM has a computer called Watson and it beat Jeopardy. There is a belief among it's makers that it could do a better job at decision making than humans. You may laugh; but, I want you to follow this link.

Watson2016 - Watson for President 2016

No, IBM isn't serious about having a computer run for President. It is researching people's reactions to the idea of important decisions being made by computers rather than people. Having said all that, this post is about jobs and people and how we will live in the future.

YouTube - Jim Mellon ** Human redundancy, what happens? Permanent unemployment? ** 2013

Now, we are constantly told that there just isn't enough money to pay to take care of people and the word used in Europe is austerity. We are told we cannot afford healthcare, pensions, social security, disability, food stamps or welfare. We are told that so much by the six media conglomerates that you might actually believe it; but, the real issue is slightly different.

Trading Economics - United States GDP.  The chart shows U.S. GDP since 2006 when the economy was barreling along prior to the crash. In 2006 the GDP was at 13,855 billion dollars for the year and it has gone up every years since except one. Today the GDP is at 17,947 billion dollars. That means the United States has actually increased it's GDP; but, we have not seen this result in higher paying jobs or more spending on public services. There is a reason for this, most of the money that has been made since the crash went only to the top 1% with the greatest majority of it going to the top.01% and their tax rates have been going down by a lot.

The facts are why the rich are panicking. What they really fear is that they have sent jobs overseas and now the only way to pay for services in this country is to tax them. Their choice is to instead hide profit overseas and call for the elimination of public services other than the police, fire and the military who they believe are needed to protect them. This is also why the same is going on in Europe.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Uber Invests in Self-Driving Trucks

MSN - Motor Trend - Uber Buys Self-Driving Truck Company Otto.  Kids, when the biggest companies in the world are all betting on self driving vehicles taking over in the next five to ten years, pay attention. Mercedes, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Ford and GM all start betting on self driving vehicles being the next big thing, listen to them. When every country in the world, all the major banks and all retailers start betting on a cashless society, listen to them. Where your gold is, there is where your heart is, or something close to that is in the bible. Ignore the media, follow the money (the investments)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Global Warming and Ignoring Science

For the past couple of days it has been reported that this July was the hottest ever recorded. This is simply not true. In fact the data they are using only goes back to 1880 according to Nasa and others making this claim. Here is the problem, we have more data. Didn't you learn about tree rings as a kid? You know how the rings in trees will tell us what the climate was like in the past. Well that data alone goes back hundreds of years further than thermometers data. Now mind you we also have data from ice coring's in Antarctica that goes back 800,000 years; but, none of that information is used in discussing global warming, why not?

Daily Mail - Tree-rings prove climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times than it is now - and world has been cooling for 2,000 years.

While we have lots of data going back hundreds of thousands of years, it is ignored by global warming believers. That in and of itself is disturbing; but, it is compounded by the fact that global warming is blamed on cars. As has been previously discussed on this blog, 500 transport ships put more pollution in the air and more "greenhouse gasses" than all of the cars in America each year. That my friends is a fact. Yet, rather than make those ships emit cleaner the U.N. and western nations want to eliminate cars.

Look, whether you believe in "manmade" climate change or not, we can all agree that it makes no sense to pollute the skies if it can be avoided. That is just common sense; but, we somehow ignore where the pollution is coming from. I am more than willing to consider using ALL available information to objectively determine if there is manmade global warming that is significant; but, I am not willing to take a little over 100 years of data when the earth is billions of years old and we have data going back 800,000 years. That is not good science, that is suspicious science.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Establishment is Openly Telling You That You Don't Matter and Should Shut Up

The media wants you to know that your vote and opinion do not matter, if this election has told us anything that is the message. Here is another example.

Yahoo - Why it’s smart politics for GOP leaders to cut Trump loose.  The author states that what the Republicans need to learn is that they cannot absorb Tea Party members or others who will not tow the corporate line. "What Republicans should have learned from the tea party uprising is that you don’t really appease or absorb these kinds of rebellions." This article is in line with other articles I have read in the last two weeks calling for the party to kick out Trump and just ignore how the people voted and in the end that is the real attitude of these people, they are anti-democratic and don't believe your opinion matters.

The Federalist - The Plight Of The White Working Class Isn’t Economic, It’s Cultural.  This is another disgusting pro-establishment, anti-middle and working class author. He claims that the problems workers are facing is because of their culture. We call this blaming the victim. The truth is that Americans were told giving tax breaks to the wealthy (trickle down economics) would increase jobs; but, they weren't told that all those jobs would be overseas. They were told deregulation would help companies and that it would trickle down; but, it didn't, it just led to monopolies.

Yahoo - Ford wants your cabdriver to be a robot.  Their time frame is 5 years. Just think of all the jobs that will disappear, maybe the reason is cultural or maybe it is because you are no longer needed.

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Media is Propaganda Not News

Well I have been writing this blog for more than six years. Right now it is coming up on 90,000 hits. I will announce it when it happens, probably sometime next month. For the past year I have said a lot about the media and this election. Many conservatives complain that the media is liberal, it is not, it is corporate. This is true when it comes to their reporting on Europe.

Let us consider how the media reports on what is happening in Europe. The American media reports that their is an "immigrant crisis" in Europe; but, doesn't bother explaining why it is happening. They blame it on the war in Syria. The problem is that many of the new immigrants are not from Syria. They leave that part out. Imagine if Mexico had a true civil war. All Hispanics coming to America would say it was about the war even if they were not from Mexico. You would never know who was from a war area and who was not. In fact the mere fact that they come without identification would make it impossible to know.

Britain wanted to protect it's borders and determine who could and could not enter their nation so they left the European Union. What Britain wants is some say over who can enter their country. For that they are called racist. Hmmm, Britain has gladly welcomed all races. They have certainly been more open to blacks, Indians, Asians than other countries including the United States that outlawed Chinese immigration for a long time. In fact, the number one food in Britain is now Indian curry. Open and closed borders are not about racism, they are about taking care of your community, your nation.

People created nations to protect their interests, their group. Nations can be inclusive of other races and nationalities or exclusive. Australia is a nation descended from convicts. Yet those convicts were English culturally or Irish. Still, would you want open borders if it meant other countries sent us all of their convicts? Ignore the nationality or race, would you want to accept all of the convicts from any country being given the right to move to America? That is what open borders means.

So how have open borders been working out for Europe? That is what the media doesn't really get into. Not here in the United States. Heck, the CEO of J.P. Morgan (the criminal organization that has been found guilty of fixing all financial markets) has said he is in favor of open borders.

Now a smart reporter would say that Europe does not strictly speaking have open borders. That is true. They have open borders amongst EU nations, not the whole world; but, if one country lets them in then they all must. That is what is going on, a couple of EU nations are taking in anyone that comes and then sending them to the other EU nations which must accept them. Do we want to do that here? How will it benefit us? Why does the CEO of JPMorgan think it will benefit him and his company?

If the west is truly concerned about ecology and greenhouse gasses, why is it calling for open borders and not restricting the sale of products made with dirty energy as is done it China? Did you know that the 500 biggest transport ships create more pollution in the air than all the cars in the world? That is true and you can look it up. Those ships run on coal and have nothing to limit their emissions. I was once asked by a politician what I thought we should do about that. I didn't know what to say as I was unaware of the situation and was there to discuss something completely different. I know what I would say today. Refuse to allow any shipments of goods into this country that were sent on ships that did not meet EPA standards. Think about that. It is easy and would force the shippers to at least take the same precautions as we face if they wish to sell here. I bet you will not see that come to law.

The media does not inform you about how things really work or what is really going on, did you know how much those 500 ships polluted and how easily it could be changed? Everytime you see a news report about global warming ask yourself why they don't discuss those ships and only talk about electric cars. Do that thing.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

You Do Not Understand What the People in Charge Believe

Yahoo - Business Insider - DIMON ON UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS: 'Let them stay and let them build companies'.  The CEO of J.P. Morgan is in favor of open borders.

CNBC - Tim Cook addresses Apple's US taxes, says no repatriation without 'fair rate'. Hello boys and girls, can you say blackmail. Yes, the head of Apple has said he will not pay their corporate taxes in America unless we lower the rate on corporations. Can you say traitor and scumbag?

New York Times -  Trump Is Testing the Norms of Objectivity in Journalism.  An impassioned plea form the New York Times to not expect them to be objective or tell the truth because they don't like Trump so I guess they can make up anything they want.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Aroha New Zealand Cuisine

Recently I helped some friends out. They had a business deal that looked like they would lose out on when they were low bid and deserved to win. I was given two days to find an answer and I did and they got a substantial contract. I did it for free but told them they could buy me a nice dinner. They said I could pick any restaurant I wanted. I love great food and have very high tastes on occasion. I could have chosen the French Laundry in wine country and they would have taken care of it; but, I chose a fairly local restaurant, the only restaurant I have ever seen in America that serves New Zealand cuisine, which I had never had. We went tonight and it was amazing.

I don't allow advertisements on this blog and do not hawk products or services; but, I do give my opinion on things. This was one of the best meal experiences I have ever had in my life. Now, last week the majority of my hits came from Saudi Arabia, I have no idea why. This blog reaches countries I personally do not understand. While few if any of my readers will ever be in Westlake, California, if you are I highly recommend that you try out the restaurant. The service was fantastic, the food was amazing and I liked the atmosphere.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

How You Are Manipulated and Used

This post is not going to be me summarizing everything, it is about providing you with links to understand things; but, they require your time, effort and analysis. Ask me any question you want about these links in your comments and I will answer.

The first link is to an analysis of a book by a man named Edward Bernays, he was the nephew of Sigmund Freud the man who created Psychology as a science. Mr.Bernays contribution to the world was that he created modern propaganda and then brought those techniques to advertising. As all media is now advertising and propaganda, you can thank him for creating those techniques. If you understand those techniques, you can understand how the world is manipulated to follow an agenda of the "leaders" You can also come to understand why most people find it so hard to break away from their education, socialization and learned biases.

YouTube - Edward Bernays' 'Propaganda' Deconstructed (Full 10 Hour Series).  I only listened to about half of it; but, I have read so much on this guy and for so many years that I was just listening to see if it was a good summary. If you prefer, you can buy the book yourself and read it.

The Pimpernel is disgusted to say that he studied and read about these things as a pre-teen and thereafter. I had an interest in many strange things. It is also why I now write about these things to show how they can be used and are being used against us.

YouTube - Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - (FULL AUDIO BOOK).  This is a must read or must listen to book about how the game of crippling a country is done. I am not 100% sure how much I believe the author did these things; but, I know these things are a tool that are used against us.

YouTube - The American Media Is Corrupt, Biased, and Brainwashing Us: Michael Crichton (1993). Michael Crichton was an author, scientist and all around amazing person. He wrote Jurassic Park and so many other books and movies that have come true that it is hard to list them all. His opinion of where the media was headed (and now is) was spot on.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Manipulating the Electoral College to Fix the Race

I know it seems that I have been discussing politics a lot. If you read the articles you will see that they are really about the economy or the media. I need to point out that I am a social democrat, not a Republican or a Democrat. I openly said that I supported the Occupy Movement at the time. I have said that the Tea Party and Occupy Movement should work together based on nationalism and economics. I spent a couple of years preaching to gay latinos, I have friends that people would never expect me to have being a square white guy. My blog speaks for itself and my words are what they were when I wrote them over the last seven years.

Now, what has brought this up. President Obama (have you noticed that I ALWAYS refer to him as President Obama and not just Obama, I respect the office not the person and not the Bushes or Clintons) stated that Trump (he's not President so he just gets Trump or Mr. Trump)stated that there might be an attempt to fix the election against him. President Obama said that was silly and a conspiracy theory. Well, the problem is that I have posted mainstream media articles for months where they discussed doing just that by rigging the electoral college openly in the press. In fact, I read one this morning and will try to link to it.

The New York Daily News - Here’s how the Electoral College could prevent a Donald Trump presidency, even if he wins the popular vote

The Washington Post (this is from March of this year) - The electoral college could still stop Trump, even if he wins the popular vote

The Hill - Republican threatens to deny Trump Electoral College vote

This whole race has been rigged by both parties, Trump and Sanders both had the rules of their parties used against the voters. Superdelegates for the Democrats, Caucuses where nobody voted for the Republicans. What would Obama say if Trump won the popular vote (that means the vote of citizens) and the electoral college ignored the votes and chose Clinton instead? He would say the process had spoken. Then again, what would the Sanders supporters say, they would say the system is rigged and possibly unite with the Trump people. Better yet, would Clinton say that the rules must be followed and give it to Trump, I doubt it.

When Kennedy won against Nixon it was widely known that the Illinois race had been fixed, more dead people voted for Kennedy in Chicago than at any other time. LOL. Nixon was told to contest the vote; but, he said he would not because it would cause the nation too much harm. You can look that up, it happened. If the electoral college cheats the rules, Trump will have to contest it because that would be a fundamental violation of anything resembling representative democracy.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

People Are Saying They Have Had Enough

President Obama and late night pundits are all reading the same talking points and saying that Republicans should say to Trump that they have had enough. The fact is that many Republicans and Democrats are saying they have had enough. They have had enough of a system which is destroying the middle class and opportunities in this country.

The establishment is throwing a hissy fit over Trump and Sanders supporters for not listening to them. This election is not about the candidates, they are merely an expression. This election, in the voters mind, is about seeking real change, not promised change. This election is about whether or not the government is going to work for the interests of the majority of the people or just the donors. That is what the media is not addressing.

Calling Trump a racist (which he is not) or Sanders a communist (which he is not) is not resonating with the voters because what the voters are saying is that the current system is rigged (which it is) and that they have had enough of it. Trump may not win; but, the issues that are driving the voters will not go away, it will only intensify.