Sunday, July 28, 2013

U.S. Army In Mideast :Why Do We Wear Uniforms?

We as a nation have been losing wars of choice since World War II. Many of those wars have been fought against locals who just wanted to live in their own country and didn't want us or anyone else interfering in local issues. That's are first mistake. But on top of picking local civil wars to get involved in we make another mistake. We invade these countries wearing uniforms that unmistakenly point out to the enemy who the target is. By the way, the local "enemy " doesn't wear a uniform.. So he has a distinct advantage. And so it goes. How stupid are we?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rhino Poaching Follows Fiat Money: China , Thailand, Korea Wealth Kills Endangered Species

South Africa's Rhino population is being slaughtered at an unprecedented rate. Using a baseline starting in 2000 and extending to 2007, a total of 117 Rhinos were killed for their horn during that period. Rhino horn  brings app $37,000 per pound in the black market.. Asian peoples in China, Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong think it helps with sex and health issues. Starting in 2008 and extending through six months of 2013, a total of 2168 Rhinos have been killed in South Africa. Why the increase? It must be tied to wealth. Considering the pricey Rhino horn, money is the effective tool for this kind of horror. Starting in 2008 world central banks opened the floodgates on heretofore "normal" money creation. In the view of central bankers and their governments ,an increase of money in circulation plus easier credit was needed to restart Western economies. This was was a boon to Asian emerging countries economies. Money flooded into those countries and made instant multi-billionaires in a very short period.

With all that money, the primative ids of the Asians reached out for ancient status trophies -Rhino horn dagger handles and presumed aphrodisiac brews and health prescriptions. In the beginning we lived on a planet that looked largely like present day Africa. Now the planet is looking more like filthy China.Boycott Asia.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Concealed Weapons: Democratic Tool

The right to carry a concealed weapon in America is as easy as registering to vote. In truth the owning of an "equalizer" is fitting for a nation of "equals".

Trayvon Martin's death by gunshot from a concealed weapon carried by  George Zimmerman who claimed  self defense was neat and legal . How many crimes in future will be averted by the possibility that seemingly easy targets may be carrying a weapon. The criminal will have second thoughts. Hopefully the next such killing won't make the front page.Then law and order will have come in large measure to the U.S.

Friday, July 12, 2013

No Cure For Deflation Because We Need It !

Ben Bernanke and his propeller- yami is in deep waters. He is fighting yesterdays problems with yesterdays remedies. Simply,  the deflation he is trying to reverse is what all of us need to survive. How can employment and wages go up when increasingly jobs and wages are being eliminated and held down respectively by technology and software that replaces humans. Consequently the push by Ben and the fed to raise asset classes by easy money and quantitative easing is actually the Kool -Aid that we should not drink. The prime example is the reflation of housing prices. Instead of making housing affordable, he is pushing the real estate market out of peoples reach.. Because the easy money he provides is mostly used by speculators who crowd out prospective home buyers who want to live in the house and not parlay it's price appreciation.

Ben will be back at Princeton before this latest bad policy/bubble is seen for what is-a bad choice. But Ben will have written a book and will have many speaking engagements lined up by then. Come to think of it, software could replace Ben at Princeton by replacing him with a simple loop recording of " Money isn't the answer and will never replace sustainable personal responsibility."

Illegal Immigration Amnesty: What Would Lincoln Have Done?

Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed non-citizens slaves. He did that for philosophical reasons and ALSO for practical reasons-he hoped the slaves would take up arms against their citizen owners. That was a arrogant abuse of power for the president of ALL the United States. For largely political reasons he aligned himself with people who had no legal status and hoped they would kill legally protected American citizens..What would he do today if he saw political gain in amnesty for illegal immigrants?

Amnesty may well be an issue that could break up this country again.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Obamacare: Rumors Of Demise May Be Premature

The Wall Street Journal's thoughtful editor Daniel Henninger wrote an op-ed piece in todays WSJ.  He opined, " Mark July 3, 2013, as the day Big Government [in U.S.A.] finally imploded".He was referring to a quiet announcement by a deputy assistant Treasury secretary that Obama's Affordable Care Act "employer mandate " would be delayed for a year because of the " complexity of requirements ". He took that confession by the administration and ran with it. What did he run to? He ran to physics. He said, "'s time to call in the physicists , the people who study black holes and death stars ( death stars would require George Lucas, not Caltech ) . that's what the federal government looks like after expanding ever outward for the past 224 years." Simply he thinks liberal government has run out of political universe to creep into.

But Issac Newton or Caltech aren't the people or institutions that our Washington spending monkeys are ruled by in the foreseeable future. As long as our grinning apes have printing presses for money or there is any equity left in savers asset columns, congress, the executive and the judiciary will have quantum ingredients to print and tax into an alternative universe.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Google's Car Without A Driver: Consumerism Without A Life ?

Google has announced technology that has been tested over 140,000 miles that drives an automobile. Specifically , the car needs no driver. It relies on Google maps for the shortest distance on all car trips. The software also analyzes traffic conditions as per artificial intelligence and adjusts speeds.  All Google needs is some one to take out an auto loan and buy the car. Presumably a driver license may not be needed if Google presses a comprehensive marketing blitz. The consumer age has reached the point where the consumer is only necessary to to buy the product and the product from then on has a life while the consumer takes a back seat in the car and in life.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Barack And Michelle Obama : Political Correctness Creations Worst Case Examples-So Far

We are all near monkeys. But some humans are nearer than others. Consider Barack and Michelle Obama. They are proof positive what political correctness in an advanced evolutionary stage can deliver up as acceptable reps of homo sapiens.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Look At Edward Snowden's Enemies, They Are The Real Problem

"You are known by the company you keep" and by implication the enemies you make.So if we add up the C.I.A., most of congress, Obama and his "security" team, Vlad Putin, most of the democratic countries of the world who refuse Snowden asylum, main stream media etc on one side of the ledger. And put Snowden on the other side. The burning question is "Who do you trust?"

If nothing else, Snowden's release of the facts that our government spies on us illegally and immorally has shown how the above list of central governments and their operatives all need each other to maintain control over their respective populations. Who would of thought that when push came to shove Putin of Russia would close the door on Snowden's request for asylum and give the reason " protect America"? But he needs the U.S.A. as a ostensible enemy so he can usurp powers. Snowden did us all a service by revealing yet again why big central governments should be opposed no matter what flag they fly.